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Tim Ritchey Quotes

Angel has been bugging me for a year. He has always wanted to get on him. When they asked me to do this, and the X-rays were fine and everything was OK to go on the tack again, I called him up and said I've got something for you on Saturday. He was more than glad to do it. I think that it was something a little extra for the fans.
Tim Ritchey
#Angels

I look forward to Alex's return to the races. The book isn't over ... there are still more chapters to be written to this story. As always, the health of the horse is most important.
Tim Ritchey
#Books And Reading

Dr. (Larry) Bramlage came on Friday and we did the digital X-rays again and it showed the healing is taking place,
Tim Ritchey
#Healing

(Afleet Alex) likes doing things and he likes people. So, he had to enjoy this. His ears were up for almost the whole time. It was something different for him to do and I'm glad we were able to fit it into our program. Saratoga asked us if we would do it, and we were more than glad to -- anything to help support the sport that is my livelihood.
Tim Ritchey
#People

I don't anticipate any more problems because it's 99.9 percent healed. He still has a lot of muscle on him. He doesn't have a big belly. That was the point of walking him two hours a day -- keeping him fit and maintaining muscle tone without putting stress on his legs.
Tim Ritchey
#Problems

Hes a very laid back and very easy going horse and he took it better than most horses would have,
Tim Ritchey
#Horses

Running in a Grade 1 in his second race is not ideally what you want to do, but Menacing showed me a lot off the first race,
Tim Ritchey
#Race

So I think it's worth trying, and if nothing else he'll get a little battle-tested and a little more experienced. He'll either regress or go forward to bigger and better things.
Tim Ritchey
#Trying

That is the race I've been pointing for.
Tim Ritchey
#Race

We expected this kind of performance. I wasn't surprised he was that far back, but when he got rolling, it was a lot of fun.
Tim Ritchey
#Performance

When I saw him this morning, he said 'hi' to me, and I said 'hi' to him.
Tim Ritchey
#Morning

The bottom line is that since barn 14 was no longer a security barn and he would have to be moved on race day anyhow, I thought it would be a better situation in Barn 5. Since there were three stalls available there, it worked out perfectly.
Tim Ritchey
#Security

At this point, he's only going out once a morning anyhow because the race is coming up.
Tim Ritchey
#Race

I feel privileged to be able to speak for this cause and raise money for it. It'll be a great horse race, but there's more to life than just horse racing ... and this is part of it.
Tim Ritchey
#Money

Although perhaps a disappointment for racing, it is only a temporary one. The prognosis remains excellent for a return to Alex's elite level of competition.
Tim Ritchey
#Disappointment

Congratulations Barclay. You've got yourself the real thing there.
Tim Ritchey
#Congratulations

I watched him work and he looked fantastic. I mean, he's the real deal. As long as he stays healthy and they get him to relax like they did last time, I see him being a force definitely in the Arkansas Derby and probably through the whole Triple Crown.
Tim Ritchey
#Work

I can't see a speed horse getting away on his own.
Tim Ritchey
#Horse

He said everything was finethat the horse felt 100% sound. He likes being out of his stall and doing things, and when he went to the track he had his ears up. He was glad to be back.
Tim Ritchey
#Ears