In virtual horse racing terms, the name Chrisman is legendary. With more than two hundred qualifier wins and twenty-two championship races won, few can match his achievements and skills in virtual equine management. Despite this impressive resume, Chrisman had yet to bring out the best in his $1799 auction purchase, Priscus Of Rome. Until now that is.
Just nine days after he won his first ever qualifier, Gnb Racing saddled his star filly Bank Note in an attempt to add a Juvenile Classic Qualifier to the sprint equivalent he has already captured. Considering this is the first time he has owned such a virtual equine talent it would be hard not to be impressed with the handling of the stable star who has never finished out of the money in eight previous career starts.
Just two weeks ago, Kearsney Kid won his first qualifier on his first attempt in the grade and although owner, Sunny Future, has won a Championship race with Rachel Alexander at the end of last season this was a first qualifier win for the owner too.
An intriguing collection of virtual equine talent went on display for the latest round of the Juvenile Sprint Qualifiers at Digiturf, looking to enhance their reputations as potential future stars of the world’s number one virtual racetrack and significantly fatten their owners’ wallets in the process.
I was surprised to see Worldwater Stables put Priscus Of Rome up for sale in a recent Digiturf auction. It’s only when you realize what he has left in the stable that you begin to understand how it is he is able to part with such a talented colt. Of course, I’m sure the $1799 he fetched will have helped to ease the loss considerably too.