My Violin after morning training at Carriage Station Farm in Lexington, Ky.

After a very long and very cold winter in Lexington, spring is finally in the air, as well as in the step of my eight-year-old Thoroughbred mare, My Violin. Just as spring renews our gardens and our spirits, this year it also brings new beginnings for Violin.
My Violin started her re-training this month after taking the last year off from a long career at the track. I’m not sure yet just how, exactly, we will spend our time as partners, but I think I’ll leave the decision up to her. Judging by her race record, she didn’t care so much for the track, so I’m happy to do whatever she enjoys most.
She’s in the hands of a great trainer and it’s wonderful to see her in engaged and working. It certainly makes me look forward to seeing her blossom in a second, and better-suited career.

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