2020 February 16th UPDATE - Istanbul is working three furlongs today at Santa Antia. Wwe ill have an update later today
2020 February 13th UPDATE - Istanbul did have a sore left front foot from a shoeing process last week, but is doing better. We are looking to possible work in the next several days and Jim said he has galloped well the last few days. I will have another update for you soon.
2020 January 16th UPDATE: We spoke with trainer Jim Cassidy yesterday, as Istanbul had just finished galloping a mile at Santa Anita. The big boy is coming along well, striding out well and should work later this month. Once he begins to work, the updates will be more on a weekly time frame. If all goes well I believe we could be looking to run sometime in March at Santa Anita.
2019 December 18th UPDATE: Istanbul has been back in the barn of Jim Cassidy for several weeks and was galloping this morning at Santa Anita. Jim said the big guy was moving well over the track, is acting good and all continues to go well. We will be looking toward his first breeze around the first part January. It's super to have him back, with the next step to get him into the starting gate.