Sun Valley Road Update

Sun Valley Road continues to gallop at Keeneland and is doing well. Here she is getting her legs wrapped after training. Wrapping legs is done to keep legs cold and tight after exercise. This is a standard protocol with equine athletes as a preventative towards any swelling and/or to reduce swelling.

We will have a more in-depth update on her progress later this week.

Sun Valley Road Update

Sun Valley Road continues to gallop at Keeneland and is doing well. Here she is getting her legs wrapped after training. Wrapping legs is done to keep legs cold and tight after exercise. This is a standard protocol with equine athletes as a preventative towards any swelling and/or to reduce swelling.

We will have a more in-depth update on her progress later this week.

ICYMI: Mid-West Live Chat

In case you missed our interactive, live chat regarding our Mid-West stable last week, fear not! Above you can see a clip of our team discussing your horse, Sun Valley Road. To watch a replay of the entire show, click here.

Saturday Live Chat

MRH Partners,

Join us this Saturday, April 30th at 12:30 PM EST as our team chats with you about your horses stabled on the Mid-West circuit. Over the coming weeks, we’ll go circuit by circuit where our team will discuss 3 Hot Topics and then open the floor for questions, discussions, and debates.

Saturday’s Hot Topics:

-2-year-olds: Transitioning from Farm to Track Life
-Chasing Time: Check-In and Look Ahead
-Search Engine: Patience Paid Off

This interactive chat allows MyRacehorse partners to ask our team questions directly.

To submit your questions and attend the chat, please click this link here. The password is “MidWest”.

Sun Valley Road Update

Sun Valley Road has started jogging at Keeneland. She jogged once around the main track bright and early this morning, following another horse and the stable pony. You’ll see she appeared to be very well behaved while exiting the track.

Sun Valley Road Update

Following up on our last update, Sun Valley Road has been tack walking for the last four days while she recovers from shin soreness. Tack walking is a very light form of exercise that allows horses to get out of the stall and still have weight on their back while they are coming back from a layoff or recovering from soreness, before they are ready to resume jogging.

Sun Valley Road Update

Sun Valley Road has not trained yet since arriving at Keeneland. The Brad Cox barn reports that our Uncle Mo filly has some soreness and heat in her right shin. While the X-rays showed no serious concerns, Sun Valley Road has what is called a “bucked shin,” which is on the front of the cannon bone.

Bucked shins on horses can be comparable to shin soreness or shin splints on a human. They are one of the most common minor setbacks that occur in young horses and some would consider sore shins almost inevitable with ever developing 2-year-olds. Short periods of rest followed by gradual increase in exercise is usually the answer to treating sore shins, with the goal of strengthening the front part of the cannon bones.

Sun Valley Road has been walking since arriving at Keeneland and should be able to start jogging in the coming days. We will follow up with an update when Sun Valley Road begins jogging.

Sun Valley Road Arrived

Sun Valley Road arrived to trainer Brad Cox’s barn at Keeneland early this morning. She will go to the training track at Keeneland to train before making her way up to the main track within the next week or two.

Grand Traverse Bay 20 Update

We are excited to announce that Grand Traverse Bay 20 has been named Sun Valley Road.

Sun Valley Road will be leaving Kings Equine tomorrow afternoon and arrive at Brad Cox’s barn at Keeneland on Wednesday morning. We can’t wait for her to take this next step in her training. We will follow up with an update when she arrives in Kentucky.