Krantz Stable Updates
- Published: April 26, 2002
- Written by Bryan Krantz
You'llbeinmyheart arrived in Louisville about 6:00 AM on Monday April 21. The van ride from trainer Gary Palmisano's summer base at the Folsom, Louisiana training center took about fourteen hours and was uneventful other than rainstorms around Memphis, Tennessee. Our girl made the trip well and arrived in her usual calm demeanor. She settled into her stall in Neil Howard's barn at Churchill Downs and laid down for a short nap.
Neil Howard trains for Lane's End Farm. His primary owner is Will Farrish III the present ambassador to Great Britain. Neil trained Summer Squall, who won the Preakness Stakes back in 1990. He has also trained many other top quality horses over the years for Lane's End and others besides being one of the nicest guys you would want to meet. Gary and Neil were in the same barn for several years at the Fair Grounds here in New Orleans and Neil offered to loan us a stall for the race. Neil has another boarder in his barn this week. Came Home is one of the favorites for the Kentucky Derby. He won the Santa Anita Derby making him the west coast champion. He is trained by Paco Gonzales and owned in part by Mr. Farrish. This week should be pretty exciting with him in the barn too.
After her nap Gary got You'llbeinmyheart out of the stall for a short walk. She was a little quiet after her trip but everything looked good. She got a sponge bath in the stall because the weather was a little cold and a good brushing off. She was happy and hungry. Around 9:00 AM she got her breakfast and a peppermint for dessert. She can hear the wrapper noise of a peppermint from a hundred yards away. One other bit of treat trivia, donuts are her favorite snack food. If you are within eyeshot of her with a donut she will paw the ground and shake her head until she gets a bite.
While the race she is scheduled to run in isn't the Kentucky Derby or Oaks, You'llbeinmyheart has proved she is special by winning her first four races and deserves a chance at better competition. The Edgewood Stakes is to be run as an under card race on the Kentucky Oaks Day, Friday May 3rd. It is restricted to three-year-old fillies and run for a purse of $100,000 on the Turf at 1mile. What a day for a coming out party! A crowd of over 100,000 people, with the electricity of one of the biggest race days of the year should be lots of fun. Sharing it here will make all of our friends a part of it.