Christy Folting Thoroughbred Trainer

Spring is here and soon racing emporiums all over the nation will be opening their doors. The competition for horses is fierce and no racetrack makes a better effort to garner their share of stables than Lonestar Park near Dallas, Texas.Spring is here and soon racing emporiums all over the nation will be opening their doors. The competition for horses is fierce and no racetrack makes a better effort to garner their share of stables than Lonestar Park near Dallas, Texas.

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Spring is here and soon racing emporiums all over the nation will be opening their doors. The competition for horses is fierce and no racetrack makes a better effort to garner their share of stables than Lonestar Park near Dallas, Texas. Their distinctive, "Horses Wanted!" ads with the jockeys flying in mid-air around the turn can be seen in almost every Thoroughbred racing publication. This year, Christy Folting decided to take them up on their offer.

"I’ll be leaving Santa Anita on April first," Folting stated. "I have quite a few Texas-breds for Ray Korotie in the barn now and there will better spots for them at Lonestar."

The Texas-breds weren’t the only reason for Folting’s departure however. "When the union starts taking a hold next year, all the smaller trainers will be forced out of business," she said. "I figured I’d get started now, before everyone else leaves. Hopefully that will give me a little edge next year, and maybe I can pick up a client or two."

Folting’s concerns are based in fact. If the backstretch workers unionize, the price of training will be astronomical. It is already difficult to find clients in California and many of the major owners are already racing on other fronts. Many trainers in Northern California have already made plans to ship to Delaware Park, where the purses are supplemented by slot machines and Arlington Park, where the competition will be thin.

The Folting barn was just beginning to heat up at the current stand and hopefully they will be able to carry that momentum into Texas. "Simony won for us the other day but unfortunately he got claimed," she said. "I thought he would do really well in Texas. I always wanted to run him long. "

The pretty blonde conditioner has acquired a few new caballos for her Southwestern sojourn. "We claimed Engelbert the other day," Folting stated. "He’s an old horse but he always tries hard. We’ll have some fun with him. I’ve bought a couple of horses privately and a few trainers have said they are going to send some with me. I am really looking forward to it."

Did you know?
For the past several years, Christy Folting has been studying gourmet cooking.