In Memoriam 2016

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Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:57 pm

i don't like 2016 and it just started.
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Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:32 pm

9yo g Stardemalion (Nucay - Tatterdemalion, by Son of Briartic) 1/11/16 - Race 8 at Portland Meadows:

"broke in the air, trailed the field, fell approaching the half mile pole, was euthanized and vanned off". $2,500 tag...

RIP

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Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:12 pm

My pic of Flick- who was indeed hanging out with Dan- glad I got to spend some time with him
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Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:44 pm

RIP Stardemalion. Looks like he was a family affair, breeder/owner/trainer all have same last name...so sad.

So nice you got to see Dan and Flick hanging out together, serenassong. Thanks for the picture.
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Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:59 pm

The handsome St. Jovite has left us.
St. Jovite, Europe's Horse of the Year in 1992, was euthanized Jan. 9 due to the infirmities of old age at Michael Keogh's Ballysax Manor Stud in Ireland. He was 27.
Read more: http://www.paulickreport.com/news/blood ... uthanized/
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Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:35 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:The handsome St. Jovite has left us.
St. Jovite, Europe's Horse of the Year in 1992, was euthanized Jan. 9 due to the infirmities of old age at Michael Keogh's Ballysax Manor Stud in Ireland. He was 27.
Read more: http://www.paulickreport.com/news/blood ... uthanized/
Sad. I remember when she stood a bunch of the brothers at Payson Stud in KY. Whatever happened to that farm? Last year she said in an interview that Salem Drive(33 then) and Lac Ouimet(32 then) were both alive and well at her Florida Farm.
Virginia Kraft Payson's love for St Jovite article from 2015
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Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:52 pm

That is very impressive that they've all lived to be as old as they are/were. Good genes, great care, and healthy horses.
RIP St Jovite
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Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:20 am

Flanders wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:The handsome St. Jovite has left us.
St. Jovite, Europe's Horse of the Year in 1992, was euthanized Jan. 9 due to the infirmities of old age at Michael Keogh's Ballysax Manor Stud in Ireland. He was 27.
Read more: http://www.paulickreport.com/news/blood ... uthanized/
Sad. I remember when she stood a bunch of the brothers at Payson Stud in KY. Whatever happened to that farm? Last year she said in an interview that Salem Drive(33 then) and Lac Ouimet(32 then) were both alive and well at her Florida Farm.
Virginia Kraft Payson's love for St Jovite article from 2015
Sad to see the old guys go. It was great giving St. Jovite a salute at the Irish Derby this year. There's a head-on picture of him in Magee's book celebrating the 150th running of the Derby showing him just annihilating the field with favored Dr Devious and the rest of the field just a blur behind him. RIP St. Jovite.
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Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:20 pm

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Bellamy Express, who broke down at 1-4 pole of Saturday's AQU finale had to be euthanized due to sesamoid fracture left front, per NYRA.
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Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:37 pm

Just received Press Release from Old Friends-

RIP Gulch. Thanks for the memories.
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Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:40 pm

32 years old. What a champ! RIP Gulch.
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Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:50 pm

He looked very happy recently in the pic on his 32nd birthday (I think I posted it in the stallion news thread)... what a good life. RIP old boy. <3
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Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:14 pm

Ziggypop wrote:Just received Press Release from Old Friends-

RIP Gulch. Thanks for the memories.
One of my all time favorites.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6c-Vxmx96M
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Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:05 pm

Some more videos of Gulch's races compiled by Twin Spires.
"As Leroy Jolley, who was Gulch's first trainer, once said, 'Gulch must be the toughest horse who ever lived,' and he was," noted Old Friends' Blowen.
http://www.twinspires.com/blog/2016/1/1 ... on-dies-32
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Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:44 pm

Gut wrenching to see Gulch has passed on. What a horse he was, so incredibly tough to live this long and he looked so good to the end. Somewhere in my collection I have an article on him, Demons Begone, and a few others during the spring of their sophomore year. RIP Gulch
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Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:54 pm

Gulch has been one of my favorites since he hit the track, so this one is particularly sad for me. Every time I go to Kentucky, I make a point of stopping at Old Friends just to see him. The last few years he's gone from full carrots to shredded carrots, but that was about the only sign of his age--he looked great in November when we stopped by during Breeders' Cup.

Sad that he's gone, but he had quite a life--successful career at the track, at stud at Lane's End for his entire stallion career, and at Old Friends doing whatever he felt like doing each and every day since '09. RIP, big guy.

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Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:10 am

BlindLucky wrote:Gulch has been one of my favorites since he hit the track, so this one is particularly sad for me. Every time I go to Kentucky, I make a point of stopping at Old Friends just to see him. The last few years he's gone from full carrots to shredded carrots, but that was about the only sign of his age--he looked great in November when we stopped by during Breeders' Cup.

Sad that he's gone, but he had quite a life--successful career at the track, at stud at Lane's End for his entire stallion career, and at Old Friends doing whatever he felt like doing each and every day since '09. RIP, big guy.

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Well said. RIP Gulch and condolences to all at Old Friends. Flick last week and now Gulch, how sad.
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Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:03 pm

And yet another great...

Kingmambo was euthanized Tuesday at William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Kentucky, due to the infirmities of old age. He had just turned 26 years of age.
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Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:32 pm

i thought he'd already left us :oops:
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Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:35 pm

He'd been pensioned since 2010, so he has been out the spotlight for a while.
He had such a lovely conformation, and has been a positive influence all over the world. King Kamehameha in Japan has become almost as successful as Deep Impact.
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