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Waiting for news on ...

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:55 pm
by The Tin Man
I'd mentioned Flying Open ... Who went down hard at Fairplex on September 6th ...

Very scary incident ... as he went STRAIGHT down and 2 other horses skipped over him while dumping their jockeys because of it ...

Someone here mentioned they thought he'd clipped heels ... I didn't think it looked like that ... So I feared for his life. As it turned out ... That "someone" was right ... He clipped heels and is A-OK and doing GREAT right now ...

Here is a message I received back from Donna Keen in regards to how he's doing ...

From September 9th ...
He is doing wonderful. He actually went back to the track this morning. Other than a few little scratches from the shoes of the horse that ran over him you would never know he was injured. He never missed eating a bite of grain and has been happy as a clam with all the extra attention. Thank you for being concerned. I really believe all the prayers pulled him through this.

Re: Waiting for news on ...

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:00 am
by terpsichorist
I heard the Big Brown filly three year old filly Shades Of Sugar broke down while racing in a
small allowance sprint with older males at Finger Lakes today.Hoping it wasn't fatal.
Any updates would be appreciated .

Re: Waiting for news on ...

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:45 pm
by BornToWin
Reported that she was euthanized.

"...going through the turn she caught a hole in the track and caused a massive slab fracture of the knee. she was pulled up and fell where she caused extensive damage..."

http://www.horseracingnation.com/horse/Shades_Of_Sugar

Re: Waiting for news on ...

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:12 pm
by Catalina
BornToWin wrote:Reported that she was euthanized.

"...going through the turn she caught a hole in the track and caused a massive slab fracture of the knee. she was pulled up and fell where she caused extensive damage..."

http://www.horseracingnation.com/horse/Shades_Of_Sugar
Godspeed, sweetie. Seems like Finger Lakes needs to be more assiduous looking for holes.

Re: Waiting for news on ...

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:17 pm
by Flanders
BornToWin wrote:Reported that she was euthanized.

"...going through the turn she caught a hole in the track and caused a massive slab fracture of the knee. she was pulled up and fell where she caused extensive damage..."

http://www.horseracingnation.com/horse/Shades_Of_Sugar
Same on NYRA's equine incidents page.

Re: Waiting for news on ...

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:56 pm
by terpsichorist
Thanks everyone for the news . So unfortunate , I wanted to be optimistic , it was not to be. RIP Shades Of Sugar .

Re: Waiting for news on ...

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:28 pm
by jjacks1
Shades of Sugar - what a beautiful girl! RIP. All credit and thanks to the original photographer.

Image

Re: Waiting for news on ...

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:33 pm
by Le Beau Bai
Awful breakdown in R4 at CD by the fav Wash Park, sounded horrific so wouldn't hold up much hope :( Jockey crawled through the inner way, so fingers crossed for him!

Re: Waiting for news on ...

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:38 pm
by Le Beau Bai
Le Beau Bai wrote:Awful breakdown in R4 at CD by the fav Wash Park, sounded horrific so wouldn't hold up much hope :( Jockey crawled through the inner way, so fingers crossed for him!
Euth'd :( Jockey going to hospital

Re: Waiting for news on ...

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:31 pm
by terpsichorist
Thanks jjacks , lovely photo of Shades Of Sugar !

Re: Waiting for news on ...

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:34 pm
by PONYRCR
Katrina's Prince Saturday 9/21 at Laurel race 5 chart says "KATRINA'S PRINCE , outrun, broke down approaching the wire and was vanned off. "

Re: Waiting for news on ...

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:09 pm
by second_glance
Heard this was a horrible spill. Think another jock was hurt too, but don't know who. Have no info on the horses involved either. Fingers crossed.

Ray Paulick ‏@raypaulick 2m
Jockey Alonso Quinonez taken by medivac to USC Hospital head trauma unit following R12 spill at @BarrettsSandR per @HRTV report

Re: Waiting for news on ...

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:10 pm
by BlindLucky
I was just catching up on some of the later races, and Tea Party Girl broke down in the Pink Ribbon at Charles Town and dropped jockey Ivan Cruz.

Then the Barrett's race 12 (maiden claiming) had two fall: Bright Town clipped heels and went down, and Miss Purple Rain ran into her and fell. Jockeys involved were Julien Couton and Alonso Quinonez. It looked messy, like maybe one of them ran into the rail and flipped some of that into the air.

Edit: HRTV says that Julien was loaded onto a backboard and taken out by ambulance. They say that both riders were on the ground and didn't get up after the spill.

Miss Purple Rain walked off the track, and Bright Town was vanned off.

Re: Waiting for news on ...

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:37 pm
by ThreeMustangs
@raypaulick: Jockey Alonso Quinonez taken by medivac to USC Hospital head trauma unit following R12 spill at @BarrettsSandR per @HRTV report

@raypaulick: Julien Couton, involved in @BarrettsSandR spill, appeared OK, per @HRTV. Bright Town clipped heels, threw Alonso Quinonez, taken to USC Hosp

Re: Waiting for news on ...

Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:18 pm
by Sparrow Castle
ThreeMustangs wrote:@raypaulick: Jockey Alonso Quinonez taken by medivac to USC Hospital head trauma unit following R12 spill at @BarrettsSandR per @HRTV report

@raypaulick: Julien Couton, involved in @BarrettsSandR spill, appeared OK, per @HRTV. Bright Town clipped heels, threw Alonso Quinonez, taken to USC Hosp
Re-tweeted by Ray Paulick:
Aaron Gryder ‏@AaronGryder
Send your prayers and positive energy to jockey Alonzo Quinonez after a bad accident today. Wishing you a quick and complete recovery !

Re: Waiting for news on ...

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:55 am
by Sparrow Castle
Sounds like good news for Alonzo Quinonez!

Mia Allen ‏@Mia_riecken 7m
@raypaulick just heard from Alonso sister-in- law & brother. He is okay, only sore arm to report. Everything else ok. Thanks for praying.

Re: Waiting for news on ...

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:08 am
by Catalina
Sparrow Castle wrote:Sounds like good news for Alonzo Quinonez!

Mia Allen ‏@Mia_riecken 7m
@raypaulick just heard from Alonso sister-in- law & brother. He is okay, only sore arm to report. Everything else ok. Thanks for praying.
That sounds hopeful. Wishing him a speedy and complete recovery.

Re: Waiting for news on ...

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:49 pm
by baitandswitch
PONYRCR wrote:Katrina's Prince Saturday 9/21 at Laurel race 5 chart says "KATRINA'S PRINCE , outrun, broke down approaching the wire and was vanned off. "
Was at Laurel yesterday and saw him break down. Did not go down and jockey jumped off and held Prince around the neck rubbing him while waiting for the vet. Was a right foreleg, not open. Leg was stabilized on track (was on the turf) and was then vanned off. Still waiting for an update.

Re: Waiting for news on ...

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:07 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
Update from DRF...no head injury, but he fractured his tailbone. And I know from experience that that is really painful...you get a shooting pain in your arse from doing the simplest things when you shift your weight.
http://www.drf.com/news/barretts-fairpl ... agent-says

Re: Waiting for news on ...

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:00 pm
by Le Beau Bai
Jess Gettitin Done (QH) brokedown in the first at Zia today