I was in town recently to visit Defining Hope at Margaux Farm and decided to stop by the Kentucky Horse Park to see an old friend.
Point Given looks to be settled in his new life at the Horse Park. He seemed to relish the claps from the audience after he was announced during the show. It is hard to believe that he is 20 yrs old already. He doesn’t look a day over 15 and seems really content, well cared for, and loved. He deserves all of the accolades.
I’m your forever fan PG! See attached pic from the Horse Park.
Hope’s pregnancy is progressing nicely. She is 7 months along with an estimated foaling date of January 26th. Hope appears to be enjoying her baby bump and eating for two these days. The life of a broodmare really suits her! See attached picture.
The allowance race was taken off the turf, and because of it, many of the horses scratched to leave a field of 5. Uphold pressed off the pace and dueled with the favorite down the stretch and just nipped A Little Vodka at the wire. Uphold’s game- on performance was awesome as he fought hard for the win! I was so proud of his valiant effort. See article with picture below.
Uphold broke his maiden at second asking and his first race of this year. As expected, Uphold ran true to his breeding at a distance of 1 1/16th mile. He was the favorite at 9/5 odds.
Uphold ( Gabe)and Fernando shot out of the gate and headed toward the front and then settled off the pace along the backstretch.They hit the final 1/8th and pulled away to almost a 5 length lead as he crossed the wire. Uphold’s breeding suggests that he should have an affinity for the turf as well, so hopefully we’ll get to see that soon.