Dec 27, 2012

Finding More, Finding More, Finding More!

Seattle now has something to talk about besides rain. No, not the Seahawks either.

How about a juvenile filly named Finding More who has reeled off three straight victories while testing tracks from Woodbine to Churchill Downs, to Fair Grounds?

Her latest tally came on December 22 at New Orleans Fair Grounds, a crisp dismissal of a group of rivals seeking  stakes credentials.

Santa Anita announcer Trevor Denman was the inspiration for the name Finding More.  Trevor and I worked some television at Breeders' Cup over the years and I told him that if I ever had a good horse I would name it after his signature call.

With Trevor, you were either Finding More or "not finding".

If I sound like a know-it-all on the subject it's because I am.

I purchased Finding More's sire at a Florida two-year-old sale from Mike O'Farrell 's Ocala Stud. He's one of my favorite guys to buy one from, like the $700,000 winner Trickey Trevor. He was blazing fast, once winning a six furlongs stakes in 1.07.3.

That's a pretty fine return on a $50,000 investment. Finding More looks pretty good too, parlaying an initial $4,500 into 20 times that sum.

I held on to Finding More, and am thankful for the experiences. May they continue.