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Part 2 - Stephen BlaunerTo refresh, I am one of many owners of Neville and Trading Aces – each horse has a syndicate of ten owners. Neville was owned by Boyd and syndicated in late 2011 (the same time an overlapping syndicate bought Otis Barbotiere, Boyd’s 2012 Olympic mount). A third syndicate bought Trading Aces (aka "Oscar”) in the fall of 2012. The next planned stop on the journey for Neville and Oscar is Rolex.
I was lucky enough to get to Aiken a few weeks ago to see all of Boyd’s horses in training (and to do a little horse shopping). Both Neville and Oscar are looking good and training up well. Although both were scheduled to train with David O’Connor in Aiken (February 12-14) as part of the High Performance program, Neville came up a little stiff after running an Intermediate course at Pine Top the prior Friday. So Boyd thought it best to rest him for a couple of days after the event. Many of the syndicate members got to watch Boyd train Oscar over three days with David O’Connor.