Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

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Starine
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Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:00 pm

Dry Martini was apparently euthanized in 2013 after coming down suddenly with illness. Sad, I hadn't heard that before today.
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Sparrow Castle
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Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:47 pm

Starine wrote:Dry Martini was apparently euthanized in 2013 after coming down suddenly with illness. Sad, I hadn't heard that before today.
Oh no, I hadn't heard that. Such a cool horse, very sad. That must have been devastating for his people.
BlindLucky
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Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:43 pm

Starine wrote:
BlindLucky wrote:A friend of mine owns I'mawildandcrazyguy and just started him back over jumps :D
Pictures! We demand pictures! :D
He has apparently mellowed out quite a bit :lol:

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Squeaky
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Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:50 pm

Icabad Crane just won a Junior Open Training event at Fair Hill with Phillip Dutton's daughter Olivia.
BlindLucky
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Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:55 pm

Golden Shaheen winner Kelly's Landing is a stable pony for Eddie Kenneally :)

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lurkey mclurker
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Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:48 pm

He's not a US thoroughbred, but here is a lovely article about Melbourne Cup winner Delta Blues (JPN) and his post-racing career at Northern Farm as a showjumper.

https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/arti ... er-things/

(Forgettable is my favorite, though, and fortunately @nabecci puts up lots of pics of the Northern Farm ex-racers :mrgreen: )

ETA: there is also a link at the bottom of that story to another about 2012 Ascot Gold Cup winner Colour Vision and his post-retirement career as well 8-)
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Sparrow Castle
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Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:08 am

lurkey mclurker wrote:He's not a US thoroughbred, but here is a lovely article about Melbourne Cup winner Delta Blues (JPN) and his post-racing career at Northern Farm as a showjumper.

https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/arti ... er-things/

(Forgettable is my favorite, though, and fortunately @nabecci puts up lots of pics of the Northern Farm ex-racers :mrgreen: )

ETA: there is also a link at the bottom of that story to another about 2012 Ascot Gold Cup winner Colour Vision and his post-retirement career as well 8-)
Good article. I especially like the part about how they give them jobs after their racing careers which benefits Northern Farm as well as the horses. Kudos to the Yoshida family! Thanks for posting.
“They are here for people to see them, but mainly they are used to train the riding staff for Northern Farm,” said Yonemoto. “The young staff get trained by the horses, who are very good teachers. My father was a successful university rider when he was younger, and he still enjoys it. It was his idea that the good racehorses train people the best.”
lurkey mclurker
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Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:46 pm

Carla Gaines Racing‏ @cgainesracing

Our former runner, Valtari, has been retired and retrained to be our new stable pony. #OTTBs
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BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:39 pm

What a gorgeous grey! The Arabian Force is strong in that one. 8-)
the olline rebel
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Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:05 pm

Nobody's mentioned Best Pal? Didn't he become a training partner/trainer's horse?
BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:29 pm

There are more photos of Valtari on Carla's Twitter:
https://twitter.com/cgainesracing/statu ... ort.com%2F

And he looks stunning in every shot. His rider will be the envy of the other pony riders.
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Squeaky
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Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:11 pm

Anyone know what happened to top event rider Boyd Martin at Plantation Fields today? He had a fall and all of his horses were withdrawn. Praying he is ok! No news on Eventing Nation or Twitter or Facebook.
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Squeaky wrote:Anyone know what happened to top event rider Boyd Martin at Plantation Fields today? He had a fall and all of his horses were withdrawn. Praying he is ok! No news on Eventing Nation or Twitter or Facebook.
This was on his Facebook?

https://www.facebook.com/BoydMartinEven ... 3334477628
Thank you to everyone's concern for Boyd. He did take a good knock on the right leg and his head, but he is going to be fine. Thankfully NOTHING broken and he's in good spirits. We're just going to force him to rest tonight!! He'll bounce back quickly.......
Glad he will be okay.
stark
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Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:26 pm

Just enjoying another day of work at Santa Anita.
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I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
BaroqueAgain1
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Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:03 pm

Is that pony someone notable? Sorry that I don't recognize him, although he is handsome. :P ;)
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ThreeMustangs
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Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:44 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Is that pony someone notable? Sorry that I don't recognize him, although he is handsome. :P ;)
The name on the saddlecloth is a good clue. :lol:
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Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:52 pm

Sorry, on my monitor I couldn't read the name at first. Had to look closely to find Lava Man. :D
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Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:24 am

stark wrote:Just enjoying another day of work at Santa Anita.
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The Coach hard at work. He LOVES Mrs. Fields cookies, and "asks" for them occasionaly on FB. There is a video on Youtube of him helping himself to the feed bin, and he taught another horse to do it as well- cant remember who that was.

Found it-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GESVqzDQEuM
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Still on the Farm
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Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:11 pm

Moonlight Song, who is being retrained by Buttonwood Farm exercise rider Veronica Wolfe. Up in this video is 9yo Izzy Carpenter, daughter of Buttonwood Manager Jenny Carpenter.

https://www.facebook.com/veronica.wolfe ... 648421231/
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Starine
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Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:58 pm

Career in 3-Day Eventing for The Pamplemousse
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... mplemousse

According to his new owner he already has offspring competing at the two- and three-star level. She plans to compete him and market him as a stallion.

His Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/The-Pamplemous ... 523754169/
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