Just wanted everyone to know, Lentenor will be scratched from today's race at Laurel Park.
Lentenor was entered to run in the $75,000 Japan Racing Association Stakes today at Laurel Park, a race originally to be run on the turf at 1 1/16 miles. Due to all the rain we have received here on the east coast the last few weeks, the race was taken off the turf and placed onto the main dirt track at a distance of one mile. I believe the dirt main track is still not ideal for Lentenor to run on, and, hence the reason for the upcoming scratch. The Jackson's have been very patient in Lentenor's return, and, I commend the Delacour's for making this decision not to have Lentenor run today.
Look for Lentenor to have his next race within the next two weeks at Belmont Park.
Who knows? Maybe, just maybe, we will get to see Lentenor and his big little brother Margano race at Belmont Park on the same day? Not saying that will happen, just saying there is a possibility, stay tuned :)
People have been asking about Nicanor and what is going on with him? My friend Elaine pointed me to this article in the Pennsylvania Equestrian Newspaper, which has a nice article on the Delacour's and mentions Nicanor and Lentenor.
A quote regarding Nicanor: "Nicanor has won four times, but in July he was evaluated at New Bolton Center and the recommendation was for three months rest. If all goes well the 5-year old horse could be racing later in the Fall".
Here is a link to the article (starts on page 14, then continues on page 37):
Finally, my apology, I thought I had posted these photos and videos from Lentenor's third place finish back on August 23rd. They never posted, they were in a saved draft. Here they are, I did screw up and had my camera on the wrong setting, that is why they aren't as clear as they normally are, sorry!
Photos and videos from Delaware Park on August 23, 2011: