Jeff Musgrove

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Jeff Musgrove is one of our graduate club members, meaning he buys 20% or more of our horses! What attracted you to the horse racing industry? I was lucky to have a Father and an Uncle who loved horse racing and would take me to Pimlico as a kid almost every weekend. So, I grew up loving the sport and had a goal of one-day having ownership in a racehorse. My Father and Uncle have both passed away and I have reached the goal of horse ownership as a tribute to them What aspect of horse racing do you enjoy…
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Kind of a Big Dill – Part 7

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We are incredibly excited to announce that Kind of a Big Dill (formerly known as Vineyard Harbour) is back in action! After a long recovery period, he is finally training again and very excited to be. His trainer Samyi is super excited to be riding him again and cannot wait to tackle the next season.
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Jenny and Dave Brown

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What attracted you to horse racing? Jenny: The very first Derby I remember, was when I was in Elementary School, it was the year Winning Colors won. Who wouldn't be hooked after that?! I didn't grow up in a racing family or near a track, so had to figure out that there was so much more to the sport than just the Classic races. That was all pre-internet and pre-TVG, so you can imagine how hard that was. On that note, I love that my girls will be able to say that they come from a “racing family”. Dave: I…
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Tom Erisman

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What attracted you to the horse racing industry?   When I was 9 years old I remember watching the 1968 Kentucky Derby on TV and even then, it seemed more glamorous and so different from the team sports that I followed as a kid in PA.  I did not fully understand the aftermath of that race with the DQ of Dancer's Image (for butte) but that beautiful gray definitely made an impression and afterwards, I followed the triple crown races every year.  Then, after I attended my first Preakness in 1982 all bets were off!!  And since 1991 I have owned the same Grandstand…
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Kind of a Big Dill- Part 6

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As we shared earlier this year, Dill lacerated his fetlock pretty nicely when he was turned out in January. It’s been a crazy uphill battle with the healing process. When his trainer, Samyi, thought it was healed and Dill was ready to work, it bust open again. Then they really thought the start of August was it. But unfortunately again they started their training adventure, and it re-busted. After conversations with his vet, he was placed on 12 hours stall and 12 hours small paddock turnout with no riding for 4–5 weeks. This has left Dill and Samyi with hardly…
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Meet Kaitlyn Dougherty

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What attracted you to the horse racing industry? It seems like there was never a time in my life that I wasn’t interested in horse racing. Most of my earliest childhood memories are of spending time at the racetrack with my family watching the horses. My dad worked as a groom at Philadelphia Park for over 30 years and would regularly bring my sister and me on the backside most weekends and afternoons after school to watch the races and help out at the barn. My mom also works within the industry as a journalist and writes articles for several…
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Kind of a Big Dill- Update 5

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Kind Of A Big Dill is continuing to thrive as he steadily makes his way through training after his stall rest. He has started riding at the walk! Additionally, as long as there is no rain, he has been moved to a bigger pasture for 12 hours of turn out a day. He has also moved onto a pattern. He will either be doing comprise trails or ranch work in the makeover alongside our barrels! He is moving incredibly well without any bandages as he is healed nearly 100%. He may be a bit behind with only 71 days of…
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Kind of a Big Dill- Update 4

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Kind Of A Big Dill is officially back in action! After some much deserved rest and recovery time he is back in the saddle. KOABD may be a little behind, but he is well on his way to becoming a master barrel racer. He is trotting the horsemanship pattern and beginning to tackle the barrels at a small trot. Despite his funny aversion to left turns, he is a smart horse who will soon enough be a champion barrel racer. KOABD even mastered bowing during his stall time and is eager to do it for anyone who asks him to.…
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Meet Debbie Nakayama

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What attracted you to the horse racing industry? My first memory of my love for Horse Racing was watching Secretariat win the Triple Crown in 1973. I didn’t get hooked on racing until 1978 when Affirmed and jockey, Steve Cauthen won the Triple Crown. I was a teenager who fell in love with Affirmed and I had a mad crush on Steve Cauthen too. While other teenage girls were reading Teen and Tiger Beat magazines, I was reading my subscription to TURF magazine cover to cover. I wanted to know everything about the sport. What aspect of horse racing do…
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Meet Chad Glass

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What attracted you to the horse racing industry? I was attracted to horse racing at an early age when I started going to the track with my grandfather. As I grew older, the excitement of race day grew stronger. What aspect of horse racing do you enjoy the most? For several years now, I have followed the prep races leading up to the Kentucky Derby. After that, I start focusing on the second season leading into Breeder’s Cup. You start seeing lots of really good races throughout the Summer and Fall. Why did you join the Wasabi Ventures Co-Owner Club?…
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