Harlan's Holiday euthanized

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Summer Bird
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:57 pm

What a terrible way to die. Poor thing, may he RIP.
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:01 pm

very sad to hear this awful news: may be RIP
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:04 pm

Thought that he had moved into the premier group of sires this year. Big loss for Winstar.
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:20 pm

Such a tragic loss, ahh man poor HH :(
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:01 pm

How devastating. :( RIP, Harlan's Holiday. I'll always admire you and think of you as the local boy that made it big.
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:13 pm

Talk about unexpected. Just incredibly tragic...

RIP Harlan's Holiday. You will be long remembered for your contributions.


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Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:41 pm

With this unexpected loss, I suppose his sons, like Shanghai Bobby, Wilcox Inn and even Notacatbutallama, will become more valuable.
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:53 pm

How horrible, he really seemed to be making a name for himself.

Out of morbid curiosity, what would cause this to happen?
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:01 pm

Oh, how horrible. The poor guy! Condolences to his connections. RIP Harlan. :(

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Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:09 pm

RIP Harlan's Holiday, what terrible news. :(
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Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:59 pm

The best to ever come out of Ohio. How terribly awful; this is sad. RIP Harlan's Holiday. I still remember your Donn victory like it was yesterday. :'(
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Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:25 am

RIP Harlan's Holiday,i loved watching you race and will never forget you...what an awful,painful way to go poor guy
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Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:56 am

Wow. Are any of our resident vet techs around? Any opinions on what may have caused this? I have worked with horses all my life and never heard of a horse dying in that fashion.

RIP to the beautiful Harlan's Holiday. A terrible loss.
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Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:23 am

perfectsoul wrote:Wow. Are any of our resident vet techs around? Any opinions on what may have caused this? I have worked with horses all my life and never heard of a horse dying in that fashion.

RIP to the beautiful Harlan's Holiday. A terrible loss.
Hard to say. It's not common in horses. Could've been the bowel pushing on itself. It was after he covered a mare so who knows what happened internally during that. If they couldn't reinsert it he was probably bleeding out.

It really is impossible to know the exact details. One can only guess.
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Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:00 am

Sometimes when they colic, especially with an impaction they will try so hard to defecate that they prolapse their rectum. Or rupture their stomach which is actually worse than a prolapse.
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Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:04 am

Jennywho wrote:How horrible, he really seemed to be making a name for himself.

Out of morbid curiosity, what would cause this to happen?
As a former nurse, I was wondering the same thing.
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Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:52 am

Laurierace wrote:Sometimes when they colic, especially with an impaction they will try so hard to defecate that they prolapse their rectum. Or rupture their stomach which is actually worse than a prolapse.
That's what I was thinking, too. It was just that they said it was an uneventful day so no earlier signs of colic? Who knows. Odd way to go.
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Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:10 pm

Laurierace wrote:Sometimes when they colic, especially with an impaction they will try so hard to defecate that they prolapse their rectum. Or rupture their stomach which is actually worse than a prolapse.
That doesn't explain why he lost control of his hind quarters. That sounds spinal. Tumor?
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Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:21 pm

Since no one was aware of anything that was going on internally yet, maybe the hindquarter issue was actually an extreme pain response to what was happening inside...? (I hate that thought, I hope it's wrong!)

Either way, R.I.P. Harlan's Holiday ='(
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