George Weaver eats a clementine, pats his dog on the head and begins to walk down his shedrow in Horse Haven.
Weaver trained his first winner in 2001, his stable has earned at least $1 million every year since. With 38 winners this year, he has already gone past $2 million in earnings and has a chance to eclipse his best season, when he won 50 races for $2.6 million in 2014.
Cyclogenisis: "One of my favorite horses in the barn, that's why he's right here next to the office. He's a runner, he took me to Ascot. I wish I could take him home and put him in the backyard, he's got so much personality. He loves life. He may or may not make something back at the meet."
Louisville First: "She finished fourth first time out, no complaints here, nice filly."
Lismore: "Graded stakes placed, nice pedigree, last two races she's tailed off, we're going to try to freshen her up and do something after the meet."
High Noon Rider: "Distorted Humor colt, finished sixth in the Penn Mile, got beat a length and a quarter for everything. He always tries, he carries his head about a foot off the ground, some jockeys are like, 'oooh, I don't like, it.' "
Isotherm:"Nice 2-year-old colt by Lonhro, finished fourth first time out, we'll stretch him out on the grass next time. He's pretty isn't he?"
Madame Barbarian: "Full-sister to Croninthebarbarian, we're looking to make a race at the end of the meet. Grass horse."
Little Miss Julia: "She's been on the **** list lately, trying to get a better performance out of her. Hard to keep weight on, but we'll get her there."
Cape Ann: "Frank Alexander and I are partners on this one, she should make a race by the end of the meet."
Heated Verdict: "Nice 2-year-old of West Point's, ran second first time out, nice, gutsy horse, tries hard, look forward to running him back at the meet."
Thundering Sky: "One of a couple of horses that got sick, had a high fever for a week, back at the track now but that little bit knocks you out for the meet."
My Super Nova: "She came back in a New York-bred a-other-than recently, ran third, probably a little short, she'll try to make another race at the meet."
Hot Squeeze: "This is another one I love, she's gone through most of her conditions, stakes placed, really fast gate horse, she's nice to be around. She's got the prettiest face. She's been an overachiever."
Virga: "Unraced 2-year-old who has been appropriately nicknamed Viagra."
Lunar Surge: "This is a barn favorite, stakes winner, graded stakes placed. The old gray mare. She went to Stowe Burke's place for a little bit, we'll try to finish up with a nice season in the fall. This will probably be her last year running. Always in the money."
Requite: "Second in the Amsterdam. One of the most talented horses in our barn, we're looking forward to making the King's Bishop or the Gallant Bob. He's really fast, when he started breezing, he handled everybody."
True Belief: "We bought him out Fasig-Tipton's Maryland sale, he was an expensive horse. We're liking what we're seeing. His second dam produced Shared Belief, I'm hoping if he can run half as good Shared Belief, we're going to be all right."
City:"The best horse in the barn. The pony. He's a retired City Zip horse. He had suspensories, he jogged and breezed, never galloped, finished third a couple of times. He likes the grass, he gives me a feeling out there, that he might like it too much."
W V Jetsetter: "He was just second in the Jersey Shore at Monmouth. He's a real, nice classy horse to be around, we bought him off Bret Calhoun, he's a Texas-bred. He's by a horse named Jet Phone, I asked Bret who Jet Phone was, he said he was a teaser, some woman liked the way he looked and bred to him, he came up with a stakes horse, so they bred some mares to him. He might point for the Gallant Bob at Parx."
Justlookatmenow: "She hasn't run in awhile, she was in on the turf, but they took it off. We'll try to get her back on the turf on the 22nd. She's doing well."
Achnaha: "Johnny rode her the last time and said she runs spotty. I almost put blinkers on her, but they make her a little nervous. She hates other horses, when horses come close to her, she'll kick at them. I like taking horses with the pony but she doesn't like it."
Delta Outlaw: "He's another hard-trying horse. He's got some moves in him, just feeling good. During the gallop, he's good. Pulling up, he's got moves."