It’s Fridaaaaayyy! One day closer to Kentucky, y’all and I cannot tell you how excited the whole team and I are about the upcoming festivities. While most of us won’t be attending in person, the EN team is going to do our absolute darnedest to bring ou even more information and action from the front lines than ever before, to make this truly the Best Weekend Ever.
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As we are full steam ahead into Kentucky next week, we’re looking forward to bringing you our famous EN coverage in a whole new way. Early next week, we’ll be launching the first-ever EN Ultimate Form Guide to Kentucky, available as a download for a small fee. We’re also launching the LRK3DE Daily Digest (click here to sign up – it’s free!), a daily email sent out early each morning during competition full of coverage links, predictions, giveaways/contests, and more. Finally, it’s a great time to become an EN Patreon supporter – we’ll be doing some exclusive content in our private Facebook group just for Patrons all week long.
A heroic effort from horsemen, the Elmont Fire Department and New York Racing Association, Inc. security personnel saved the lives of 58 horses following a quick response to Tuesday’s active fire in Barn 60 at Belmont Park. A team of horsemen rendered immediate assistance in conjunction with NYRA security to the horses stabled in Barn 60, which holds stalls for horses trained by Wayne Potts and Jeffrey Englehart. Two Potts trainees, American Sailor and Beastie D, succumbed in the fire. Three workers were treated onsite for minor issues. [Horsemen Save Lives in Fire at Belmont]
Phillip Dutton heads to Kentucky next week with two very different horses: Fernhill Singapore for his first attempt at th level, and the very experienced Z. While Z has been to Kentucky twice before as well as competing at the WEG, Singapore is just now coming into his power and will be a new face galloping across the bluegrass. Phillip discusses his training, and his mental preparation for an event like Kentucky in this article. [Countdown to Kentucky]
Oliver Townend has confirmed his two horses for Kentucky, leaving one off the list. Originally entered on Ballaghmor Class, Cooley Master Class, and Tregilder, Oliver has narrowed it down to the first two, with Tregilder headed to Burgham this weekend instead. Ballaghmor Class is certainly the hot favorite to win the class, despite his stablemate being a previous winner in the bluegrass state. [Oliver Townend’s Final Entries]
Get a sneak peek at the upcoming 5* course!