The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Lakeway
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Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:36 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:105 starts and still sound? Breeders ought to give a horse like that a chance, and being an Alydar grandson isn't exactly shabby breeding...but they probably won't.
You know, 100 years ago, a stallion like that would have been prized as a cavalry remount stud...a fairly fast TB, proven at the races, and shown to be sturdy and strong. I will also presume that Hollywood' has a good mind, without vicious habits, or he wouldn't still be intact.
Really liked his sire Wheaton as he was by Alydar and also a 1/2 brother to Storm Cat. Although owned by Overbook, he started his stud career in Florida, then moved to Pin Oak in PA where he was starting to make his name as a sire. Unfortunately he broke his leg in his stall. Wheaton is also the sire of the good runner Russell Road. I remember reading after Wheaton died that the trainers of his offspring said they loved them and were sturdy and gutsy. If you look at his offspring there are a couple of others that raced over 100 times and many that raced over 50.
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Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:01 pm

10yo Grandpa Roy, who spends much of his time running at Turf Paradise, is entered in the Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile H. at
TP this Saturday (1/18/14). At 77 - 16-11-6, he has a little win streak going, and aims to continue into 2014.

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Scratched by Trainer - 1/18/14
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Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:51 pm

10 yo Dinner in Odem makes his 100th start in R8 at Tampa today.
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Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:54 pm

ThreeMustangs wrote:10 yo Dinner in Odem makes his 100th start in R8 at Tampa today.
Dinner in Odem came in 10th and last. On to race 101...

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Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:03 pm

12yo Cat Man returns for his 108th start at Beulah Park this Wednesday (1/22/14). He comes off a nine day rest and a
4th place finish at BP last time out...

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Finished 2nd - 1/22/14
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Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:20 pm

WarBiscuit wrote:12yo Cat Man returns for his 108th start at Beulah Park this Wednesday (1/22/14). He comes off a nine day rest and a
4th place finish at BP last time out...

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$2500 claiming race. :(
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Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:51 pm

10 yo Trekkie ran today at Beulah. Bred by Jacks or Better Farm. 88 starts 16-18-20 with $136,926 earned. Finished 7 of 8 in a $2500 claimer. I wish I had $2500 and a place to install him as a lawn ornament.
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Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:52 pm

10yo war mare Sun City will make her 2014 debut and her 107th start tomorrow (1/28/14) at Turf Paradise
in a $3,000 claimer. She has a huge following out there...

Good luck to her...

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Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:43 pm

WarBiscuit wrote:10yo war mare Sun City will make her 2014 debut and her 107th start tomorrow (1/28/14) at Turf Paradise
in a $3,000 claimer. She has a huge following out there...

Good luck to her...

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Sun City came in 4th (of 6). She led most of the mile and was passed in the stretch. She's owned and raced by her breeder, exclusively at Turf Paradise and Emerald Downs mostly in claiming races. I think she's had the same trainer for all her races. That alone seems remarkable to me. What a grand war mare indeed!
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Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:01 pm

Someone recently asked about popular Pacific Northwest runner Spaghetti Mouse (Archie), inquiring as to his status, and it
appears that he was officially retired in 2012, and was (is) retraining to be a jumper. He raced for his entire career at Hastings and
racked up some bucks along the way. Hope he is enjoying his next chapter!

Spaghetti Mouse (B, G, 4/20/2002) Archers Bay - Desert Mouse by With Approval
MGSW - 52 - 12-15-8, $859,165

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Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:28 pm

10yo stalwart, Need Money Dad (Catienus - Ms. Aleah, by Mr. Greeley), finished 2nd today at Turfway Park in
his 106th start. Has raced at a dozen different tracks in his career so far, for a 106 - 14-17-14 record and earnings of
$240, 737...

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Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:58 pm

The great Cat Man returns for his 109th start at Beulah this Wednesday (2/5/14) in another $2500 claimer.

Go get 'em old man...


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Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:27 pm

10 year old/G Swiss Ski, in his 79th start, came in 2nd losing by a nose in the 6th at Turf Paradise today. He's been in the money in 50 of those starts. He was the post time favorite, and he looked like a winner! In for a $3,000 tag, he wasn't claimed.
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Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:30 pm

Now, here is a genuine Iron Horse. 13yo Fortunate Trail will make his 145th (!) start at Camarero this Friday (2/7/14).
He started 21 times in 2013 alone, and has raced all up and down the eastern seaboard and in the midwest. No rust on this
young man. 144 - 27-28-17, $356,913.

Good Luck, Fortunate Trail!

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Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:06 pm

10yo Big Swiss, was eased and vanned off after crossing the finish line in Race 3 at Los Alamitos this past
Sunday (2/9/14). Would anyone happen to know of his status? Hoping for a good outcome here- he's an old trouper...

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Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:52 pm

10yo Sun City will make her 108th start, and looking for her 22nd win, on Sunday (2/16/14) at Turf Paradise. Running with mostly 8 and 9 year olds
in a $3000 claiming race. Lasix and Geritol...

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Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:27 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:10 year old/G Swiss Ski, in his 79th start, came in 2nd losing by a nose in the 6th at Turf Paradise today. He's been in the money in 50 of those starts. He was the post time favorite, and he looked like a winner! In for a $3,000 tag, he wasn't claimed.
Swiss Ski finished 2nd for the third time in 2014 at Turf Paradise yesterday. This guy continues to be extremely competative as
he races into antiquity - and fun to follow. His connections just love him...

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Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:02 pm

WarBiscuit wrote:12yo Porfido, one time SoCal fixture, completed his 2013 campaign a few weeks ago at Turf Paradise, and will prepare for
his 2014 run. He ran 13 times in 2013 - and maybe it's time to retire. It's a long way from the San Juan Capistrano at SA, to a
10K starter stakes at TP. Bears watching...
Still entire, yes?
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Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:21 pm

WarBiscuit wrote:10yo Sun City will make her 108th start, and looking for her 22nd win, on Sunday (2/16/14) at Turf Paradise. Running with mostly 8 and 9 year olds
in a $3000 claiming race. Lasix and Geritol...

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Thanks for the report on Swiss Ski, War Biscuit.

Catching up on Sun City, she came in 5th of 8. Led until the end, yielded in the stretch...still trying.

Also Be Bullish won the Hollie Hughes S. at Aqueduct (Jacobson trains) on Feb 17, and looked good doing it.

Porfido is still a stallion according to Equibase, Starine! He had a 3F in 39.20 workout at Turf Paradise on Feb 15.
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Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:39 pm

11yo mare, and stakes winner,Rare Crystal, won for the 17th time on opening day at Fonner Park on Friday, and did it
in fine fashion. In the past few seasons her connections have only run her 3 or 4 times a year, but she remains quite
competitive and has found a home at Fonner. Good to see old timers still having fun...


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