Random Retiree News

Re: Random Retiree News

Postby Life At Zen » Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:22 pm

Stakes winner Omega Star turned up at a low-end auction recently. He raced against Goldencents in the San Felipe.

Auction Horses Rescue pulled him.
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Re: Random Retiree News

Postby Flanders » Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:49 am

RuffiantoRags wrote:I see on the Aqueduct card today is the Stud Muffin Stakes. Haven't heard in a while how he is doing in his second career as an
event horse. Does anyone know or have pictures of this guy?

Akindale posted some pics of him in February on Facebook. He was at their South Carolina location then.

https://www.facebook.com/Akindale/photos/a.10156439146075459.1073741864.213108790458/10156439146435459/?type=3

https://www.facebook.com/Akindale/photos/a.10156439146075459.1073741864.213108790458/10156439146480459/?type=3
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Re: Random Retiree News

Postby firehorse » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:22 pm

Life At Zen wrote:Stakes winner Omega Star turned up at a low-end auction recently. He raced against Goldencents in the San Felipe.

Auction Horses Rescue pulled him.


As Trever would say, 'Omeeega Star' :( Donation sent, https://www.facebook.com/auctionhorses
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Re: Random Retiree News

Postby Sparrow Castle » Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:03 pm

Dang, I hope Omega Star's former connections donate too.

If only all could be this lucky.

Brass Hat to Compete at KY Horse Park Show
Fans of grade I winner Brass Hat will have a chance to see the popular gelding in action when the Thoroughbred Horse Show Association hosts its fifth annual show on May 8 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

Brass Hat, now 15, will be ridden by 12-year-old Jett Bradley. She is the daughter of William "Buff" Bradley, who trained the horse in his racing days, and the granddaughter of Fred Bradley, who owned and bred the gelding.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/98885/brass-hat-to-compete-at-ky-horse-park-show
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Re: Random Retiree News

Postby BlindLucky » Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:38 pm

A really great video about Godolphin's rehoming/retraining team, with lovely footage of African Story and Prince Bishop turned out together, among others :D

The video is on this page:
http://www.godolphinrehoming.co.uk/about.php


And check out their Success Stories for some familiar names/pedigrees and photos of their lives after the track:
http://www.godolphinrehoming.co.uk/stories.php

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Re: Random Retiree News

Postby Sparrow Castle » Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:02 am

Pennmarydel in retirement.

Tamarack Hill Farm added 7 new photos.
It isn't every day that a full brother of Barbaro comes strolling into your yard---
This is Pennmarydel, 6 years, by Dynaformer X La Ville Rouge, by Carson City.
Allie Conrad has him, from his owner/breeder Mrs Roy Jackson, after he was less than stellar on the track.
A big, strapping, handsome boy, he hasn't even started to fully grow into himself yet.
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More: https://www.facebook.com/109161715946/photos/pcb.10153357818790947/10153357814075947/?type=3&theater
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Re: Random Retiree News

Postby WarBiscuit » Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:32 pm

Wow, he's a brute. 4x4's for legs!

Thanks for posting those...


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Re: Random Retiree News

Postby Sparrow Castle » Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:43 am

Old Friends Virtual Tour - Game On Dude
Published on Apr 21, 2016
Go along with Michael Blowen, founder of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms, as he gives visitors a tour with a very friendly Game On Dude.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbsccuuvYWc&feature=youtu.be
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Re: Random Retiree News

Postby serenassong » Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:34 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:Old Friends Virtual Tour - Game On Dude
Published on Apr 21, 2016
Go along with Michael Blowen, founder of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms, as he gives visitors a tour with a very friendly Game On Dude.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbsccuuvYWc&feature=youtu.be

He is an absolute puppy dog- I had the pleasure of spending some time with him.
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Re: Random Retiree News

Postby Sparrow Castle » Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:32 pm

Jen Roytz ‏@JenRoytz
After 47 starts (14 wins!) and retiring in Feb, I'll Show Them earned his first blue ribbon today! @craigb1818
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This is such a good story, I may have posted it before:
Smarty Jones son retires in a full-circle moment
A stakes-winning son of Smarty Jones was retired to former Three Chimneys communications director Jen Roytz this winter after a lengthy and successful racing career.

In a development that brought her history with Smarty Jones and his son full circle, Roytz went from her earlier days writing about the talented 9-year-old gelding offspring of Smarty Jones, to owning him outright as of February.

More: http://offtrackthoroughbreds.com/2016/04/01/smarty-jones-son-retires-in-a-full-circle-moment/
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