howboutdemapples and manasota sunset duel: arlin report

photos by Cody Photography

Saturday, July 10th at Ellis Park, RACE 7, 7 furlongs:

Howboutdemapples and Manasota Sunset battled in pretty much this 2 horse race in a field of 7 two year old fillies. “Apples” took the lead shortly after leaving the gate and held on, gave it up a bit in the final turn, then surged back side by side with Manasota Sunset down the stretch, just being nipped at the wire. It was so close it looked like “Apples” had won at the finish post, but a photo finish showed Manasota Sunset (the number 9 horse) stretching out to cross the wire first.

We have to wonder if the pre-race events didn’t take a bit of energy out of Howboutdemapples, the 2-1 favorite at race time. “Apples” handlers placed ear plugs in her ears in the paddock. She clearly did not like it, as she rejected them touching her ears. She began to act up. The walker tried calming her by walking her around the paddock, she jumped and tried to shake loose. They got her calmed a bit, then the jockey mounted her, started walking to the exit of the paddock to enter the track, when she started shaking her head. She shook the plugs out, the jockey (Francisco Arrieta) then tossed them away to ground. Still not happy, Arrieta dismounted her on the track to calm her. She still was not happy when they reached the gate, where she entered last, tough she was the # 2 horse.

This was Howboutdemapples racing debut! Manasota Sunset had already had her debut. The slight advantage in experience and an unhappy “Apples” clearly helped Manasota Sunset edge it out. Arrieta seemed a bit agitated himself with the pre-race extra activity. Up until they placed the plugs in her ears, Howboutdemapples was a very calm and collected racehorse. Not sure why they thought she needed the plugs, she was calm, with no issues. I think it may have cost us a first place finish. All in all, “Apples” showed grit, competitiveness and now we know she has a mind of her own. Don’t touch her ears! The book on Apples, was she likes attention, but does not seek it like other horses. She is very calm, and has a mild attitude, but is far from mild on the track, where she is very competitive and likes to show off. Now we know she can be quite feisty. It was a joy being in the paddock with her! She is a beautiful animal! They all are!

Arrieta, said she is going to win, and he expects she’ll win her next race.


Howboutdemapples is a two year old filly, daughter of Tiznow (sire) and Apples Down Under (dam).

She is a big girl! “Apples” as I call her for short, will be competing in her racing debut on Saturday (July 10th) at Ellis Park in Henderson, Kentucky. Currently, she is the 3-1 morning line favorite.

Trainer Steve Asmussen was quite pleased with her last work and felt she was ready for her debut.

The 2-year-old daughter by Tiznow drew post position 2 in a 9 horse field. She will be competing for a purse of $51,000 with jockey, Francisco Arrieta in the irons going in race 7 at Ellis Park.

I own a couple of micro shares in this beautiful filly. I am headed for Kentucky today for her debut. Wouldn’t miss it!

Go Apples!

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1 John 3:24

I will be away for a couple of days, engaged in a little filly by the name of Howboutdemapples, a 2 year old. She is having her racing debut at Ellis Park, Henderson, Kentucky tomorrow (Saturday). I have a couple of shares, micro shares ownership 🙂 in this beautiful, big girl, the daughter of Hall of Fame champion Tiznow. Look for another post today, I’ll have some photos of her. Wish her luck. Oh, did I mention, she is the 3-1 current morning line favorite. Should be fun! Go Apples!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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i am not a preacher, but i believe in the word of god… process but you don’t know when it ends, our existence

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I am not a preacher, not even close. Not a teacher either! BUT, something came to me this morning, and I have debated to write about it here, then I thought ……….why not, WHAT THE HELL!

I don’t remember exactly how I got on this subject, in thought, except I had been reading some blogs. I can not remember what those blogs were now, as a few hours have passed and my thoughts were focused on one ENDING subject. I didn’t start out by thinking about END TIMES (end of the world, at least as we know it), but it is where all my thoughts took me. HERE is one point that struck me early: All these people, and it didn’t start with AOC, that are obsessed with climate change, especially WARMING, do they believe? I mean believe in the Bible, Revelations? I do believe. Again, I am not a preacher and I am not about to preach, or explain the Word from the Bible. I do believe, I do believe Christ Jesus was crucified, suffered and died for our sins and that he rose AND will come again, and if we truly believe in this we will be saved. There will be no END TIME for me except on this Earth (Earth as I know it anyway). There will be an End Time for this Earth, and no one, no preacher, no priest, no person standing on a street corner in any city in the world, no KNOW-IT-ALL Government official, elected or appointed, not your mama or papa can TELL YOU WHEN IT WILL BE! ONLY GOD KNOWS. It could be 100 years from now, it could be 50 years, one month, one week or tomorrow. I doubt it will be tomorrow as according to Revelations much is yet to happen! But, who am I to say, with God, all things are possible.

I am not preaching, I am voicing my opinion on what I know, have read, listened to and used some common sense and logic, and my own belief/faith. I would be wasting my time, and we don’t have enough space here to discuss the role of government, or the role THEY THINK THEY HAVE AND DEMAND. GOD IS GREATER THAN ALL.

Getting back to climate change and global warming crap! Do those obsessed with this think they know more than God? Do they think they can out smart Him? There is nothing we can do to prevent/stop that which is the WILL OF GOD.

There are signs everywhere, and they have been happening for many years! The END IS NEAR! Define near in the eyes of our Lord! I can’t! I could only guess one hundred years to us, could be a day or a second to Him! Maybe He doesn’t run on a clock!? Not even an hour glass, but possibly by events. I am only guessing here, but that makes sense to me. God already knew everything that has ever happened, before it happened. He already knows what is yet to happen and when. There are earthly events all around the globe, that seem to be signs of His plan in process. The end of that process is unknown……….to us! Only he knows, and only He knows the day, the hour, the second.

Global warming? Okay, I get it, you are seeing fires around the globe like we have never seen before. Crazy grasshoppers out west (just heard about that one today). Animals are acting a bit out of character! Bears becoming closer to towns, looking for food! Oh, btw, I am going to toss this in here: fishing is more difficult it seems earlier in the year because the water seems to be staying cold longer (from Winter). Global warming? Australia invaded by mice (also heard a woman woke up as a mouse was eating out her eye). Insects eating flesh (heard that one just today). Our cities are being destroyed, from riots, looting, vandalism and arson. Cities and states releasing criminals (violent criminals), defunding police so crime sky rockets (violent crimes); like a scene from The Dark Knight (Batman). Our cities are in chaos! Tie it all together! The process has started. Want more proof? We’ve been running around outdoors wearing face masks for more than a year because we listened to a bunch of bureaucratic morons. It did not start yesterday (the END PROCESS), it has been years. I don’t know when it began exactly, I doubt you do, and we don’t know when it ends, not exactly how or when! Only God knows! Much we are doing to ourselves, but He knew we would. We are helping Him carry out the plan. So, why are we going to spend tons of money on things we can not stop? Global warming? We can keep our planet clean though, for the most part, things we can control (LITTER). If God wants us to heat up, and that destroys are planet/universe, WE CAN NOT STOP THE WILL OF GOD!

I believe I will be long gone, when the END comes, but my soul will be with Him, however He wants me!

Have a great day!


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