Some Good News and Some Bad News

Some Good News and Some Bad News

Post by Sandi Piaz » Sun, 20 Oct 1991 01:59:49

The good news first: I didn't get to  Radnor this year (it was last
weekend), but I did talk to Wash. He had entered his young horse Anglo
Saxon (the horse who won the Debroke National Preliminary Horse Trials
Championship a couple of weeks ago) in the Open Preliminary Three-Day
Event at Radnor ... and ... HE WON !!!!! That is the first time that the
same horse had won the Debroke and Radnor in the same year ... and may
be the first time the same horse has won both PERIOD! Wash is really
e***d, needless to say! He's running Ask Away (the horse who tied with
Anglo Saxon in the Debroke) this weekend at Middleburg (in a Horse
Trials ... Ask Away is a year younger and will do his first 3-Day next
spring). Then that's it for the season ... Anglo Saxon will start out at
Intermediate in the Spring and Ask Away will start out at Preliminary
but move up to Intermediate by the end of the spring. That will give
Wash 3 upper-level horses !!!!!


next weekend. Well ... somehow he hit a leg during a gallop last week
and put a pea-sized nick in the suspensory tendon sheath (not the tendon
itself thank heaven!). He was never really lame on it, and it's already
almost healed, but we don't want to take any chances with him ... so ...
we've pulled him from the 3-Day. RATS !!!!!!!! I truly believe that he
had a real shot at winning it ... sigh ... oh well ... Wash talked to
the USOC and USET people and has been assured that this will not affect
their chances of making the Team for Barcelona. Fred had an outstanding
year and is more than qualified to run at Lexington in the spring (the
final selection trial). He's still in light work ... and Wash would have
gone ahead and run him in one more horse trials later if there was one,
but Fair Hill was the last thing on the schedule at above Preliminary
level. They'll just keep on going ... move to Florida in December like
they usually do ... and aim for the selection trials in the Spring. I
guess we just have to keep our fingers crossed a little bit longer !!!!!

                     Sandi