Five months after we started discussing the mare Surgeglobal (in a previous Five-Cross Files post and again in a follow-up post), the mare will compete in a Turfway Park contest today. This start marks Surgeglobal's return to racing after a 27-month hiatus.
Surgeglobal is entered in race 3 on the Dec. 29 Turfway card, a 5 1/2-furlong claiming sprint on the all-weather track. Her last race came Sept. 22, 2006 at Hoosier Park, and her only time in the money was a maiden claiming win three months prior, at Ruidoso Downs.
Her last recorded public works included two efforts on the synthetic track at Turfway Park -- five furlongs (1:03.60 breezing) the Saturday before Christmas, and four furlongs on the same track (52.00 breezing) back on Nov. 22.
Even though she's running for a tag and has a difficult comeback ahead of her, I'm excited to see Surgeglobal back at the track. She was bred to race and it's great that she's getting a second opportunity to prove herself. I'll be cheering her on this afternoon.