Retirements 2015

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TapitsGal
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Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:22 am

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BlindLucky
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Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:23 pm

Willy Beamin has been retired via NYTHA's Take the Lead program. I'm not exactly sure where he is or where he'll be going (probably more details will be posted soon), but sounds like he's in good hands.

I think he's actually been retired for awhile, but this makes it official and puts him in the pipeline for a second career.
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Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:28 pm

BlindLucky wrote:Willy Beamin has been retired via NYTHA's Take the Lead program. I'm not exactly sure where he is or where he'll be going (probably more details will be posted soon), but sounds like he's in good hands.

I think he's actually been retired for awhile, but this makes it official and puts him in the pipeline for a second career.
Been wondering where he was. Dropped out of sight a year or so ago. Still marvel at that turn around time between the Albany Stakes and the Kings
Bishop at Saratoga. Old school!

Thanks for the info BlindLucky.

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Izvestia
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Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:29 pm

Glen Hill Farm's G2SW Wishing Gate came out of her last with an ankle injury and has been retired. She will be bred to War Front.
BaroqueAgain1
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Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:22 pm

I was watching that race, and I noticed that her rider (Mike Smith?) did not urge her after they entered the stretch. She usually has a nice closing kick, but she wasn't making up any ground, so I think he may have felt something was off and just eased her.
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Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:02 pm

Multiple G1 winner (and one of my favorites of all time), Veyron.

Wishing him and long and happy life. Thanks for the memories.
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Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:14 pm

Atreides retired to Hill N Dale with his tendon injury. $6500.
BaroqueAgain1
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Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:50 pm

That's too bad...it seemed like he had immense ability, and he was a horse whose next race I was looking forward to.
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Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:46 pm

Per Mike Welsch at DRF, Csaba has been retired and will stand at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Ocala.
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Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:05 pm

BlindLucky wrote:Per Mike Welsch at DRF, Csaba has been retired and will stand at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Ocala.
so so happy to hear this. i was really worried when he was eased last out, and i'm thrilled they're taking care of him.

he is a graded stakes winner, and with turf influence being by kitten's joy and wins on dirt i'm hoping he'll be a nice regional stallion.
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Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:40 pm

Willy Beamin will be up for adoption!!!

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Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:41 pm

WarBiscuit wrote:
BlindLucky wrote:Willy Beamin has been retired via NYTHA's Take the Lead program. I'm not exactly sure where he is or where he'll be going (probably more details will be posted soon), but sounds like he's in good hands.

I think he's actually been retired for awhile, but this makes it official and puts him in the pipeline for a second career.
Been wondering where he was. Dropped out of sight a year or so ago. Still marvel at that turn around time between the Albany Stakes and the Kings
Bishop at Saratoga. Old school!

Thanks for the info BlindLucky.

WarBiscuit
And, just remembered you were both wondering where he was going. This is great news!
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Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:40 pm

Jaycito is officially retired and off to stud:

From DRF:
Jaycito, a Grade 1 winner at 2 who had been based in New Mexico, has been sold to stand stud in Venezuela, said Justin Evans, who trained the horse in recent times. Jaycito won 5 of 29 starts and $452,934. Jaycito is a son of Victory Gallop.
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Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:27 pm

We've been watching this unfold for awhile now. Love them, hate them, or somewhere in between, breeding and racing won't be the same without them. Happy retirement!

Final Call for Taylors of Seattle Slew Fame
It is one short line in a regional sale catalog, yet it harkens back to one of the highest peaks in the world of Thoroughbred racing: "Complete Dispersal of Karen & Mickey Taylor."

The six broodmares, six racing prospects, four yearlings, one 2-year-old, and the stallion Council Member being offered at the Barretts mixed sale Jan. 26 represent the last vestiges of the holdings of the co-owners of Seattle Slew, the only undefeated Triple Crown winner and a breed-shaping stallion whose blood courses through the majestic gray body of North American leading sire Tapit.
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Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:25 pm

Belle Gallantey has been retired and will be bred to Pioneerof The Nile.
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Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:59 pm

BlindLucky wrote:Belle Gallantey has been retired and will be bred to Pioneerof The Nile.
I'm really happy to see this. She's done enough, seemed to be going off form. I think she will be a nice broodmare, and that match is interesting. Kind of following the American Pharoah-type cross (with some Storm Cat).
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Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:25 pm

Keeper Hill will be pensioned after this year's foal according to Mill Ridge
BaroqueAgain1
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Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:04 pm

I see on DRF that Tom's Tribute has been retired due to an ankle injury.
Izvestia
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Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:44 am

The lovely Sakhee mare, Tabreed (GB) has been retired after her 3rd to stablemate Irish Mission this weekend. To be bred to Australia (at least that was what they had said in December).
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