Sometimes a horse does not have the right temperament for living and training on the farm and shipping into the track. Unfortunately that was the case here. While she was sweet, this filly did not seem to remember her lessons and was continually surprised at the normal distractions on the farm. We hope she will better reach her potential via a more conventional training regime at the track, where such variables are more tightly controlled.
Some improvement today. He is definitely breathing better! We used a tongue tie and ring bit...we can't control him without the ring bit but maybe the tie helped. Also having a jockey that was not rushing helped.
From breathing issues to broken teeth. But he does show some speed as you can see here. The 7th race on February 3rd is the one in which he crashed into the gate and broke his teeth. We would have put the race in the clip below, but TBD uses a video system Alex is as of yet unable to import into the videos he makes.