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Catalina
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Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:34 pm

Psychotic Parakeet wrote:Iliad, who was on the Triple Crown Trail, has been retired due to an ankle injury.
There've been rumblings that this might happen.
BlindLucky
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Wed May 24, 2017 7:37 pm

Nowhere to Hide (he ran in Mine That Bird's KY Derby) seems to have found his forever home with an ex-NFL player. This is such a fun story :D

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... er-team-up
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Sparrow Castle
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Wed May 24, 2017 9:57 pm

BlindLucky wrote:Nowhere to Hide (he ran in Mine That Bird's KY Derby) seems to have found his forever home with an ex-NFL player. This is such a fun story :D

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... er-team-up
That really is a good story! Thanks for sharing.
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Diver52
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Fri May 26, 2017 1:36 am

Agree! Rescues have a fine line between handing out animals to homes where they could fail and being "dog or horse Nazis" who won't let an animal go without ridiculous demands. Good results here.
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Curtis
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Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:57 pm

I've been trying to post some photos of my two OTTB's, Border Run and Anniversary Year, but I keep getting the following message: Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached.
sweettalk
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Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:54 pm

Curtis wrote:I've been trying to post some photos of my two OTTB's, Border Run and Anniversary Year, but I keep getting the following message: Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached.
upload the pics to imgur. you're teasing me with border run pics!!
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Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:35 pm

sweettalk wrote:
Curtis wrote:I've been trying to post some photos of my two OTTB's, Border Run and Anniversary Year, but I keep getting the following message: Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached.
upload the pics to imgur. you're teasing me with border run pics!!
I'm afraid you'll have to speak English. ;)
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ThreeMustangs
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Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:19 pm

Curtis wrote:
sweettalk wrote:
Curtis wrote:I've been trying to post some photos of my two OTTB's, Border Run and Anniversary Year, but I keep getting the following message: Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached.
upload the pics to imgur. you're teasing me with border run pics!!
I'm afraid you'll have to speak English. ;)
Try this:

https://help.imgur.com/hc/en-us/article ... oad-Images
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Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:27 pm

Paulrus
Herb Hogg was looking for a horse. Thirteen years ago, the lifelong foxhunter had taken a bit of a beating from a “rogue-y” mount who’d left him with a punctured lung and broken ribs. A CPA by profession, Hogg got a suggestion from a client – Hall of Fame trainer Janet Elliot – who mentioned she had a prospect on her Pennsylvania farm.

“Janet never told me anything about him,” he said. “She just said to come try him and see what I thought. So we went out to one of her fields and jogged around, and the next thing I knew we were jumping fences. And this horse is a reallllly good jumper.”

Pleased, Hogg took 16-year-old Paulrus home to his 15-acre farm near Coatesville, Pa. Shortly thereafter farrier Desmond Hewitt came to replace the horse’s shoes. In his thick accent, the Irishman asked Hogg, “Where’d you get this horse?”

“I told him I got him from Janet,” Hogg said. “And he kept saying ‘Derby horse! Derby horse!’ ”

What Hewitt knew – and Hogg quickly discovered – was that Paulrus had finished seventh in the 1991 Kentucky Derby. The field included Hansel, Fly So Free, Best Pal, Corporate Report, Sea Cadet and Strike the Gold, who won the classic that day for Nick Zito and Chris Antley.
http://midatlantictb.com/cms/index.php/ ... 20-paulrus
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lurkey mclurker
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Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:11 pm

omg they are both too adorable for words *hearts*
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Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:20 am

Curtis wrote:
sweettalk wrote:
Curtis wrote:I've been trying to post some photos of my two OTTB's, Border Run and Anniversary Year, but I keep getting the following message: Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached.
upload the pics to imgur. you're teasing me with border run pics!!
I'm afraid you'll have to speak English. ;)
Yup, they said, you'll have to post to another site and link to here. Unfortunately the file storage for the boards costs $$ and it probably filled up pretty quickly.
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Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:06 pm

Coming Thru, the Dynaformer half-brother to Eight Belles, is recently retired and for sale in KY if anyone wants a lovely 17.1h boy :D

Looks like he started out with Baffert (in Spud Spivens' maiden breaker) back in 2011 and was moved to the KY circuit, where he slipped down the ranks.

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Sparrow Castle
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Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:07 pm

Herringswell Stables‏ @HerringswellStb 9h9 hours ago
Better Talk Now is recovering at New Bolton Center after colic surgery last night. We will post updates as we receive them.

Herringswell Stables‏ @HerringswellStb 4h4 hours ago
Blackie being a model patient. Thanks to amazing Dr's and staff at NBC.
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perfectsoul
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Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:53 pm

Awww. Love Blackie. Sending him good vibes.
lurkey mclurker
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Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:35 pm

:? Poor fellow... what a bandage job! :shock: And a little bit concerned abt the blue boots on front, are those for icing/laminitis prevention?
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Life At Zen
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Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:30 am

lurkey mclurker wrote::? Poor fellow... what a bandage job! :shock: And a little bit concerned abt the blue boots on front, are those for icing/laminitis prevention?
Yeah, it may just be precautionary.
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Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:03 pm

Herringswell Stables‏ @HerringswellStb 36m 36 minutes ago

Report from NBC this morning on BTN - he is comfortable. Next few days are crucial. Hoping for no complications.
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Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:20 pm

Yep, so far so good.

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BTN looking amazing all things considered. #getwellsoonblackie – at New Bolton Center
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Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:48 pm

Positive update on Better Talk Now:

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Good report from New Bolton Center today for Blackie. He's feisty and hungry.
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Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:26 pm

Herringswell Stables‏ @HerringswellStb 31m31 minutes ago
Some bad news from @NewBoltonCenter this morning as Better Talk Now undergoes second surgery.
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