Coach Chelsey Moysey starts fast at Oaklawn Park E! News UK

Chelsey Moysey won 3 of 7 starts at the 2021-2022 Oaklawn reunion which began on December 3 and the quick door break coincides with a change of scenery.

She saddled her first career winner in 2019 at Belterra Park in Cincinnati and her second arrived later that year at Turfway Park, Ky. Moysey spent much of 2020 in Kentucky before first moving his summer / fall base to the mid-Atlantic, specifically Delaware Park, after the Oaklawn 2021 reunion ended in May. Spurred on by her success at Delaware Park, Moysey already has a career record 19 overall wins this year after winning 11 races in 2020 and two in 2019.

“I feel like it was really a big career change for me,” said Moysey, 28, former Buff Bradley assistant, now retired. “It makes things a bit easier. This is where you can develop and keep your numbers without having claimed everything from yourself within two weeks. It’s exhausting.”

Moysey’s three Oaklawn winners, Substantial ($ 19.60), favored Little Burrito ($ 4.60) and Izzybella ($ 24.40), raced in 2021 at Delaware Park. His meeting took place from May 26 to October. 30. Substantial and Little Burrito are owned by the trainer’s main client, Lewis Mathews of Bismarck, Ark. Izzybella is owned by a new client, Al Klerlein, who operates a structural steel fabrication and assembly business in Delaware.

Moysey said the location is one of Delaware Park’s main advantages. Although housed there, she also raced horses in Parx, Monmouth Park, Charles Town, Laurel, Penn National and Belmont Park.

“Everything lasts less than three hours,” Moysey said. “You have all the options. If you can’t find a race in one location, you can find it in another. It was great. I have shipped everywhere.

Moysey ended Delaware with 10 wins, including his first career score in White Clay Creek at $ 50,000. In the nine days of Oaklawn’s scheduled 66-day reunion, Moysey is already on the verge of surpassing her winning tally in the 2021 reunion. She was 4 out of 42.

“You’re still hoping for a good start, but I didn’t expect it to be this good,” Moysey said. “Last year I think I went 0 for 23 before I even won.”

Red Hot Mess is one of 15 horses Moysey has at Oaklawn. Bought for just $ 20,000 in May at the Fasig-Tipton 2-year-old practice sale in Midlantic, Red Hot Mess is entered in a 1-mile allowance race on Friday. Moysey said it could be a hearing for the $ 200,000 Martha Washington Stakes on Jan. 29, which is the first of Oaklawn’s three points races in the Kentucky Oaks. Red Hot Mess is a daughter of 2011 Preakness winner Shackleford.

Another 2-year-old Moysey has for Mathews is the recent addition of Vodka N Water, a Fed Biz colt who, despite being a young girl, made $ 100,710 in seven starts this year and was bet twice, including $ 150,000 Bashford Manor (G3) June 26 at Churchill Downs.

Mathews bought Vodka N Water, previously with Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen, for $ 45,000 at Keeneland’s November breeding sale. Vodka N Water is pointed in an entry-level allowance race next month, Moysey said.

“We’re going to lengthen it two laps and see what happens,” Moysey said.

Moysey has eight career wins at Oaklawn.

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