Saturday, December 26, 2009

Cloudy in the Santa Anita Paddock Before His Awesome Effort in the Breeder's Cup Marathon

Sheppard's Assistant Trainer, Barry G. Wiseman, Cloudy's Knight, and groom Anna Sinchak.
A Sasscer Hill Photo.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Barry G. Wiseman exercising Informed Decision

Ernie Munich, the Official Vlogger (video blogger) for the Breeder's Cup, made an awesome, and sometimes humorous video of Breeder's Cup Filly and Mare day on Friday, November 6, 2009. It's really great, like you are next to Ernie, experiencing what he does!

It opens without sound -- listen carefully, as the first two voices heard are Ernie talking to Barry Wiseman. Barry is walking the grey filly, Informed Decision before her run in the Breeder's Cup Filly and Mare Sprint.

Ernie takes you through that day at the track, introducing you to some real characters. His short video ends with the grey filly powering down the stretch and another quick interview with Barry as he leads the wonder-filly into the winner's circle.

I will never forget this day and am so grateful to Ernie for sharing this footage!

Watch this video!
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Monday, November 9, 2009

Hot Walking the Breeder's Cup

Since I was on Jonathan Sheppard's "Badge List," I was able to purchase a hot walker's license. This enabled me access to the backstretch, which was totally amazing. Plus, I thought when I wore the badge, I probably looked hot.

Can you imagine marching onto the backstretch at Santa Anita by yourself, not having any idea where you are going and the first person you see is Bob Baffert? Then imagine that he was in Jonathan Sheppard's barn, along with Steve Asmussen. Then realize that you are not delirious, and it's all true

Houston, we have lift off!