The TBA Invades Palm Meadows

Brad, David and I were real impressed with Palm Meadows. The barns are open and airy and each stall has its own lighting. Brad, who currently owns a fine filly named Movement, was impressed that there were no mechanical hot walkers on the grounds. When he asked Jesse Caudill (Kenny McPeek's assistant trainer) why, Jesse replied that the owners of horses stabled here can afford human hot walkers.

Palm Meadows was originally developed to be a racetrack but when Frank Stronach could not get a parimutuel license in Palm Beach county (there is only one and the owner wasn't selling) it morphed into a training facility. On racing days there are shuttle vans that take horses down to Gulfstream Park and back. Of course if you are entered in the 9th race at Gulfstream chances are you do not get back to Palm Meadows, get the horse fed and back in his stall till 10 PM. It's a long day.

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