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Re: Random Retiree News

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:29 pm
by BlindLucky
Just like this photo always makes me giggle (Blackie and Gala, "Grumpy Old Men"):
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Re: Random Retiree News

PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:25 pm
by BlindLucky
If anyone followed The Trunk Monkey (mostly because of his name :lol:), he's retired at Big Springs Farm and is the star of quite a few videos and lots of photos. Quite the sweet, handsome guy:

https://www.facebook.com/BigSpringsFarm1842/

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Re: Random Retiree News

PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:36 pm
by BlindLucky
We went out to see one of our 2-yr-olds in training this morning at Margaux Farm in Midway, KY. In the first stall of her barn is the pony, Becrux! I didn't get any pictures because he was snoozing in the back corner of his stall, but he seems happy and well-loved. Team Valor still owns him, and he's used with the young horses because he knows how to put them in their place :lol:

Becrux was a hard-knocking Grade 1 winner who raced in Italy, Dubai, Japan, Canada, New York, and California from 2004 to 2010 :D

The other pony in their barn is Go Blue Or Go Home, a Grade 2 winner who was campaigned by the Hills (who own Margaux Farm).

Re: Random Retiree News

PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:09 pm
by Calypso
BlindLucky wrote:We went out to see one of our 2-yr-olds in training this morning at Margaux Farm in Midway, KY. In the first stall of her barn is the pony, Becrux! I didn't get any pictures because he was snoozing in the back corner of his stall, but he seems happy and well-loved. Team Valor still owns him, and he's used with the young horses because he knows how to put them in their place :lol:

Becrux was a hard-knocking Grade 1 winner who raced in Italy, Dubai, Japan, Canada, New York, and California from 2004 to 2010 :D

The other pony in their barn is Go Blue Or Go Home, a Grade 2 winner who was campaigned by the Hills (who own Margaux Farm).



THANK YOU!!!! Becrux is one of my all time favorites, it's so wonderful to know he's in good hands with people that care for him! <3<3<3

Re: Random Retiree News

PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:56 pm
by BlindLucky
The farm trainer said he took Becrux out on the gallop the other day (they have a long, undulating synthetic gallop) where you can lose sight of horses ahead of because of the hills. He said that Becrux was all, "Let's go, let's go!" after the younger horses, so it doesn't sound like he's lost a step. Margaux is a gorgeous place, he couldn't be at a better facility or in more knowledgeable hands :D

Re: Random Retiree News

PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:00 am
by Flanders

Re: Random Retiree News

PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:42 pm
by Mintano
In case anyone has been wondering about him, Il toro D'Oro is retired and living the good life up in NY with a friend of mine's brother and his wife. They're in love with him and he's enjoying being told how wonderful he is and all the treats he receives for just being pretty. :lol:

Re: Random Retiree News

PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:46 pm
by Alywow
BlindLucky wrote:Just like this photo always makes me giggle (Blackie and Gala, "Grumpy Old Men"):
--> and they got an award for it haha http://midatlantictb.com/cms/index.php/ ... hp-contest

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LOL!

Re: Random Retiree News

PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:49 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
Sounds like Jackson Bend is pampered and happy, although it's kind of too bad that he didn't take to being a breeding stallion.
http://www.paulickreport.com/features/l ... etirement/

Re: Random Retiree News

PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:12 pm
by WarBiscuit
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Sounds like Jackson Bend is pampered and happy, although it's kind of too bad that he didn't take to being a breeding stallion.
http://www.paulickreport.com/features/l ... etirement/


I've been wondering where in the world he was. Sounds like he still might get another try in the shed. I remember after that first retirement that they were concerned about his back being strong enough for breeding due to the injury. At any rate, as one of his big fans, I'm very happy to hear that he is cared for and doing so well.


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