In Memoriam 2016

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Postby Sparrow Castle » Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:40 pm

32 years old. What a champ! RIP Gulch.
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Re: In Memoriam 2016

Postby lurkey mclurker » 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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Re: In Memoriam 2016

Postby Horsebagger » 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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Re: In Memoriam 2016

Postby Sparrow Castle » 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/2016/1/17/gulch-oldest-living-breeders-cup-champion-dies-32
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Re: In Memoriam 2016

Postby Izvestia » 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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Re: In Memoriam 2016

Postby BlindLucky » 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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Re: In Memoriam 2016

Postby Calypso » 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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Re: In Memoriam 2016

Postby BlindLucky » 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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Re: In Memoriam 2016

Postby sweettalk » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:32 pm

i thought he'd already left us :oops:
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Re: In Memoriam 2016

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » 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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