April 17, 2015

IL Derby Grade III

For Three Year Olds

Going 1 1/8 mile on the Dirt Course

Purse $400.00


1 Humerous Star Nakamura Stables Santana R Jr 123

Nice Alw win at FG last out to get back on the right side of things. She hadn’t seen the winner’s circle since being purchased at the Feb ’14 Auction for $45.01 and didn’t see it at all in the ’14 season. Nice work at AQU getting ready for today so she could be around for part of this one.

2 Dignity Threshold Borel C H 123

A win and a third from her two seasonal starts and I think she could have improved last out if not for the wet surface, which I don’t think is her best footing. She was a close-up second in the Hirsch (GI) last season, so you know she has some ability and some class. Give her a serious look here.

3 Spiritual Luck NorthernTraderStable Geroux F 123

Kicked off ’15 with a win at SA last out going a flat mile. She was fourth in this race last season, only beaten a length, so you have to think this is her cup of tea. Nice bullet work here on 4/13 and she looks ready to fire big.

4 Orange Cedar Joseph Racing Albarado R J 123

Beat one in the Inisde Information (GII) at GP last out, in what could only be described as one of her less thrilling tries. She had two nice starts to kick-off the ’15 season, including a narrow loss i the Santa Maria (GII) at SA.

5 Defensive Pessimism Mb Stables Bridgmohan S X 123

Back-to-back wins at PRX v Opt horses, so they jump back into graded foes. She was last of six in the Long Island Hcp (GIII) but that was on the grass and at the marathon distance. This seems to be more to her liking and she should give a bang-up effort here.

6 Garfield Dancer Iwin Enterprise Velazquez J R 123

Sold for $50.00 at the Mar ’15 Auction after closing out ’14 with a last-placed effort in the La Brea (GI) at SA. She won the Ashland (GI) over this course last year, so bringing her back here may be a smart move, but I’ll look at some others.

7 Christmas Venture Tirstar Stables Bravo J 123

DH for third in the Bayakoa (GIII) at OP last out in her first stakes effort. Nothing to be ashamed of there, and with only five starts, her best days are probably in front of her. Not thrilled with the post draw, but she has some tactical speed and may be able to overcome it for a minor share.

Willie’s Green Card 2 / 4 / 7



August 25, 2013

B1 & B6

New Game of Bingo for July

June 28, 2013

Our June winner was Lisa from the front desk.  In July you will need to collect the 14 numbers that make Uncle Sam’s Hat. 

Cards are available at the front desk.

Friday’s 6/28/13 numbers are G 58, & N 37

Saturday’s 6/29/13 numbers are G50, & I 16

Sunday’s 6/30/13 numbers are O 75 & B11

Good Luck!

P.S. The prizes this month are $25 Gift Card to Bath & Body Works, or a one night stay at the Homewood Suite in Ocala on SR 200.



Bingo Numbers for Wednesday March 13, 2013

March 18, 2013

N 35, G 53, O 63

Good luck!

Hello Sunday

August 23, 2009

So, after a weekend of not keeping track of everything I ate, it is time to get back on track again. Not that this weekend was disastrous, but I definitely wasn’t on my best behavior when it came to food! I did lose 2 pounds this past week…not sure if Nathan updated our current losses to date yet…probably not because he was here with me visiting this weekend! Sometimes, you have to just let yourself go and work hard to get back on track. After all, this is a life change isn’t it? And the reality of life is that you go through ups and downs…whats the point if you can’t let yourself go and enjoy everything around you once in a while. I guess you could say Nathan and I thought of this past weekend as our vacation from the world…we really enjoyed each other and everything around us. If someone is reading this, you probably don’t know what I’m talking about, but Nathan and I are currently in a long distance relationship…we see each other about once a month and talk every day on the phone. It’s no easy task, but its working for us and WW is just another way to keep us connected. I lost the weight loss challenge last week : ( But I had a huge week before and it was inevitable that I would slow a bit. And we all know that men lose weight more easily than women!! This just plain sucks!! I have a feeling that these losses I’m experiencing are just the beginning, but really as long as I’m losing weight, I’m winning in the end! This challenge is so fun and I hope more couples try it out together. It’s so much easier when you have each other for support and motivation. If one of you is having a bad day, the other if there to keep your eye on the goal…which in the end is a healthier, happier , longer life together.

I hope everyone’s journey is going well…its a long, windy road, but eventually we’ll get to our destination!


August 15 2009

August 15, 2009

Hello Everyone,

I thought I would leave one today.  Today was a pretty good day overall as I was able to keep within my points.  The last two days have been tough since I have been cooking in the hotel kitchen.  We have had a lot of banquets and that means that I’m in the kitchen cooking away.  I get picking at food and that as you know can be really bad for weight watchers.   I did do really well today as I was able to mostly refrain from doing that.

I have tried a bunch of new Weight Watchers items and have enjoyed them.  I will write that up tomorrow for all of you to read, most likely.

Have a great night!

P.S.  Congrats to Marissa for beating me this week, her butt is mine next week…..!!!!!!!!!!

Good day…

August 13, 2009

So,  I weighed in today…6.2 lbs down this week! I did better than I thought…So now Nathan and I are 1 for 1! Not that it really matters who wins because as long as we are being healthy we are both winning. Happy to be in this thing with my hunny…he is the first person I wanted to tell about it today!

So, the journey continues…


August 12 2009

August 12, 2009

Hello Everyone,
I hope all is well with you.  I have started back to the gym.  I have to use a CPAP machine for my sleep apnea.  I constanly forget to put it on.  I would say that I have consistently been using it each night for about a week now.  The goal is to one day not need that.

Got up again 2 days in a row now before six.  It allowed me to make breakfast and then head to the gym for a workout.  The workouts are not like they use to be, but right now 40-45 minutes is about what I can handle.  Like Bob says from the Biggest Loser, at least your moving!

Today at work I didn’t feel so hot as the weather has been changing here.  I went home and took an hour nap along with some medication and have felt wonderful since.

I got up this morning to do my weigh in, and as Marissa was so nice in pointing out, I lost 4.8 lbs this week which is huge, and a great overall victory.  It feels great, and to be honest the clothes still fit a bit tight, but not like they did.  Before I use to wear a caution sign that said “Caution buttons could pop any minute”~ only kidding but it was getting bad.  Now I can button my pants without them prying open, which is a great feeling.  I have a lot more weight to go, but it is nice to have someone who is there every step of the way cheering you or talking smack!  I prefer both! 

I wish Marissa the best tomorrow at Weigh In.  I hope she gets a big loss as she has been really sticking to the program.  I want her to lose some weight but then again I don’t want her to beat me.  To break it down if she loses 3.9 lbs or less she will not win this weeks challenge.  If she loses 4.0 lbs she will tie, and there will be no prize exchange.  If she loses 4.1 lbs or more she will win this weeks challenge.  I have to say I have been saying my share of smack talk, but all in fun and love. 

I have decided that to reward myself for my weight loss that when I get to 269.9 lbs I will buy a new IPOD.  I currently have a MP3 Player.  This means I will have lost 69.1 lbs since my original joining date of 9/2008, and 60.7 lbs since I went back on the program in 7/2009 and it will be a loss of 51.3 lbs since today.  This will not be easy, but I think it is a good way to set goals like this.  The weekly goals do more for me.  It is still a great incentive.

I hope everyone is doing well.  Take care,


Happy Hump Day…

August 12, 2009

Lol this is funny…I just typed a post and it all got erased…oh boy! I was saying that this week the pressure is on! My biggest competition and my biggest supporter has had a great week!! Nathan lost 4.8 lbs this week and I couldn’t be happier and more nervous at the same time. In case we haven’t shared, there are prizes involved every week for the person who loses the biggest percentage of weight. So, needless to say, I’m nervous! I am so proud of you babe and keep up the good work! I have to say, it’s a huge motivator to have someone by my side cheering me on and making me want to do better than the week before. I am part of a great team…So, weigh in day for me is tomorrow so we shall see what happens!

As for the rest of today, I have 11 points left to eat for today which I guess isn’t so bad. The bad part is that I don’t have a plan for dinner. As they say at the meetings, “If you fail to plan, plan to fail.” I’m starting to think they are right. Who’d have thunk it? Anyway, going to mow the lawn before it rains…again! Work some AP points into my day!! Note to self: Really need to start exercising!! Hope everyone is having a great week! Just think, hump is almost over, so we’re more than halfway to Friday!



August 10, 2009

Tip of the day: Don’t buy “Jif reduced fat peanut butter to go” expecting to eat the whole thing and lose weight. Apparently when I bought this item I did not read the label…I thought I had a great idea for a snack at work. I brought some celery sticks and this PB to go..the serving was 1 cup and the container did not have a nutrition label…the nutrition label was on the main packaging instead. ALWAYS read labels because when I got home I was surprised…No, I was SHOCKED to find out that the 1 cup of peanut butter was 9 points!! I’ll say that again, 9 points!!! It had 380 calories and 35 GRAMS of FAT!!! OMG!!! Not good…I didn’t have any more points for dinner! Luckily I had some extra points left in the week so I dipped into them. I ended up having 6 oz salmon and a peas, onions, mushrooms, rice mixture I had made the night before…but goodness gracious, that was some costly peanut butter to say the least!! So, word to the wise, ALWAYS READ LABELS!! Hopefully this didn’t spoil my week…I think its been going really well and I’m on track to kick some Nathan butt!!! lol! Til next time…