Fulton emailed to tell me the tale of a talented 2-year-colt named Vamos Pagando, who was an impressive eight-length winner in his recent career debut at Club Hipico in Santiago, Chile. Like Lookin at Lucky, Vamos Pagando (by the Storm Cat stallion Tumblebrutus) had some imperfections when he sold as a yearling. His original buyer turned the colt back because of a small chip in a hind ankle detected in radiographs, and Fulton’s good friend and partner Andres Vial, who was the auction underbidder, bought him at a reduced price. Vial’s trainer, Patricio Baeza, had his veterinarian son, Juan Pablo, look at the X-rays, and he determined the chip would have no effect on his racing soundness.” —Ray Paulick, Missing: Common Sense
Click here to see Dec. 25 post and video of Vamos Pagando.