As many of you know, I own race horses with business partner Sean Gerson (  Sean is one of the best people I know, and we have been buying horses together for three years.  Our trainer is Peter "Peter from Bonsall" Miller, one of the best horsemen in the nation.  Last year we had three stakes winners – Thoroughly, Whatever Whenever and Set Play.  Our filly Set Play won the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante and ran in the Breeders Cup.

This year we have three colts and a filly – The Final Roar, Backbackbackgone, Holy Bull colt, E Dubai filly.  Our first youngster made his debut at Hollywood Park last week.  The Final Roar loomed large on the turn for home, but fell back to fifth at the finish.  Pretty nice race for his bow, and we expect him to go "wire to wire" next time around.

Backbackbackgone made his debut this weekend at Bay Meadows against several promising colts.  Three of them had gone off at 2-1 their last race, which gave them a decided edge in experience.  Turning for home Backbackbackgone was dueling for the lead, however when jockey Chris Landeros asked the question, Backbackbackgone gave him the answer!  He opened up eight lengths on the field under a hand ride, and the official winning margin was ten lengths "ridden out".  Wow!  This prompted the Godfather to shout the Gerson Racing winner’s anthem "Winner Winner Chicken Dinner".  Congratulations to trainer Peter Miller, our partners Charleville Stables and John Rogitz, and all the Gerson Racing team members.  For those that participated last year, it was a thrill to get our first win of 2008.  For several of the new stable members, this was their first win ever!  Expect to see Backbackbackgone in the Willard Proctor Stakes May 25 at Hollywood Park.  We won this race with "Thoroughly" last year.  Will lightning strike twice?

The Final Roar will run back pretty quickly with his new name, "Roackandroarstar".  Also scheduled to run this month are Princess Susan M, Whatever Whenever and Our Superstar.  And very soon….she’s baaaack!  Set Play is done sleeping on the farm and back in training for Del Mar this summer.  Our Grade 1 stakes winning filly is full of herself and ready to make some noise!