by Stephanie Rose

LEESVILLE, S.C. - The annual Martin Training Center Colt Preview was held at the Martin Training Facility in Leesville, S.C., about 30 miles from Columbia. Horse people came from all around to watch the event. It started promptly at 12 p.m. with a pig roast and potluck dinner for everyone to enjoy along with tasty desserts. The weather was perfect for the affair.

Following the food, everyone made their way outside to watch the colts perform. Sam Martin and Chuck Blanton presented the 20 horses to the crowd. There were eight two-year-olds and 12 three-year-olds, all in training at Martin Training Center. Many of the three-year-olds shown have already been in the ring. One of them was Call Me Ted, the Two-Year-Old Gelding Reserve World Champion. Many of the colts looked to be top performers for the 2009 season. A great time was had by all who came to enjoy the preview.