Tattooed gave the barn a winner for the third weekend last Saturday. The 3-year-old stepped forward in a big way in a 1-mile allowance. The son of Etched made a swooping move around the turn and stayed clear of his competition to win by 3 1/2 lengths. Tim said he would look for a first-level allowance against open company next time out for the Maryland-bred.
Earlier Saturday in the second race, Rare Eagle finished a closing second. He was claimed out of the race and one of the “barn favorites” will be missed.
That streak of having a winner every week won’t continue this weekend, as the barn does not have any runners in the entries.
“I’m more of a dad this weekend than a horse trainer,” Tim said. “It’s quiet all weekend. Hopefully next weekend will get a little busier.”
Tim still has a full schedule with many different things planned, including watching his sons Colby and Liam’s lacrosse game.
The barn will in fact be active at Laurel again next week, as Still Having Fun will return to racetrack in the afternoon.
“He continues to do and train well. We’re pointing him to the Private Terms Stakes (March 17),” Tim said.
It will be the first two-turn test for the multiple stakes-winning colt and Tim remains quietly confident but doesn’t like to say too much until after the race.
“I’m a little bit superstitious,” he said. “It’s like the Sports Illustrated cover jinx.”