Krantz Stable Updates

Training Update

Training went well this morning.The back ankle seems to have responded to treatment and is on the right track. The cough has gone away and there is no indication of an elevated temperature but You'llbeinmyheart is still a little subdued in her attitude. Dallas Stewart (another horse trainer who is a friend) took her over to the paddock with his pony for a schooling session. This will help familiarize her with the area so it won't be a completely foreign experience under race conditions. A Kentucky Oaks Day crowd is pretty overwhelming so this is an important lesson.She perked up when she realized where she was. Gary was encouraged with the change in attitude.

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Weekend Activity Update

Well, a lot has happened since Friday. You'llbeinmyheart continues to train well and things are on schedule but with an asterisk or two. The first asterisk is we have always favored the Edgewood Stakes on Friday as our goal for Derby week but plan "B" has been the La Troienne Stakes on Thursday, May 2. This race is 7/8ths of a mile on the main track for a purse of $100,000, just like the Edgewood. One big difference is it's a Grade III race, which makes it a much bigger step. Graded races are the best run in North America. The attraction is if a horse runs in the top three of one of these races their family tree becomes enhanced in a major way. You'llbeinmyheart, all of her siblings (two little sisters for now) and her dam (her mom) would all increase in prestige and value. We still favor the Edgewood at 1 mile on the turf (grass track) but the La Troienne is not turning out to be as tough as we thought according to the those horses indicating they are interested in running. This information comes from the racing office and conversation on the backstretch.

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First Update

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.

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