Einstein and trainer Helen Pitts-Blasi training for the 2009 Breeders’ Cup (Marcie Heacox)
Mike Welsch has a piece at DRF today about Einstein remaining in training.
…the finalist for an Eclipse Award in the older male category for 2009 was standing in his stall in Barn 9 at Gulfstream, where he remains in training for a potential start in the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf on Feb. 6.
“He got here on Dec. 16 and has been in training ever since,” said Helen Pitts, who has done a masterful job orchestrating Einstein’s career. “Right now the goal is the Gulfstream Turf, although nothing is etched in stone. A lot will depend on how he trains over the next month or so.”
And there’s more good news for fans of Einstein, it looks as though if things go well in the Gulfstream Turf he may continue racing in 2010.
Jack Brothers, who handles the season sales for Adena Springs, said on Saturday that the farm is still uncommitted as to whether Einstein will stand at stud or continue to race in 2010.
“At the moment we are keeping our options open while trying not to discourage people from booking to him this season,” said Brothers. “Right now the plan is for him to run in the Gulfstream Park Turf, and then we’ll make a decision after that whether he’ll continue to race or go to stud this year. There will still be plenty of time for clients to book mares and for him to stand at stud for the breeding season if he’s retired after that race.”
Fingers crossed for an excellent return for Einstein, we’d love to see him get another shot at G1 on dirt!