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Monday, March 05, 2007

O.K., so I know this has nothing to do with weight loss, BUT - on saturday at Santa Anita Park (CA), my new favorite horse, Lava Man, won the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap for the second consecutive year, burnishing his reputation as the most prosperous claiming horse in racing history. The victory, worth $600,000, increased his career earnings to $4,679,706.

In 2003, he began his career in a lowly $12,500 claiming race at Stockton, Calif., where he finished fourth at 35-1 odds. A year later, he was purchased for $50,000 by partners Steve and David Kenly of Phoenix and Jason Wood of Rancho Santa Margarita.

Lava Man reminds me of an old (now retired) favorite of mine,
Albert the Great (nickname was "The Beast of Belmont").

Back to business - still holding at current weight. Resolve remains. Excersised for 20 min this morning, will do stairs at work.

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