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Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:53 pm

The latest recap. So much work by so many people and organizations has gone into this, yet sometimes it still feels like a drop in the bucket.

Seven Puerto Rico Horses Retired Stateside
Seven of the eight Puerto Rican racehorses who were recently retired after Hurricane Maria hit the island Sept. 20 have made the journey back to the contiguous United States safely, according to Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare's Shelley Blodgett.

The eighth horse, Salientito, tested positive for equine piroplasmosis and will stay in the care of CTA at Hacienda Siesta Alegre Farm in Puerto Rico with other CTA off-track Thoroughbreds. The CTA said that farm does not have electricity and lost some pieces of its roof and fencing during Hurricane Maria, but otherwise is OK. The farm also has working generators and stall fans.

The seven horses who are now stateside are: Poker Dave at Randy and Karen Hickman's Stone Ridge Farm in Ocala, Fla.; Winning Dubai, who developed an abscess and is on layover at Stone Ridge before traveling to Old Friends Equine in Georgetown, Ky.; Victor Spider, who has been transported to Fallbrook Farm in Versailles, Ky.; Sweetlandofliberty and Rodriguito, who are at Machmer Hall Farm in Paris, Ky. for layup before traveling to Oklahoma as part of the Exceller Fund's Racing Warrior Campaign; Ugottabcatty at KESMARC in Versailles before heading to Alaina O'Brien in Washington state; and Lallie, who went to Oxford, Penn. to be retrained by former owners PTK LLC.

Blodgett said the Hickmans helped her care for the seven horses upon their initial arrival and layover at Lorraine Horse Transport in Ocala, Fla.

In addition to those horses, the CTA has also retired Arch Traveler and Toy Cannon. My Honey Laurie, who was expected to be retired to CTA in the near future, was euthanized Oct. 25 after foundering.

Since Hurricane Maria hit the island, the nearly 800 horses at Hipódromo Camarero near San Juan have been surviving off minimal supplies in damaged barns. Various industry members—including Thoroughbred Charities of America, American Association of Equine Practitioners, The Jockey Club, Brook Ledge, Ocala Breeders' Sales, and Bonnie Heath Farm's Kim Heath—worked to get shipments of feed and vet supplies to the island.

The CTA reported Oct. 24 that portable stalls were set up at Camarero to help get horses under a roof and off the concrete.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -stateside
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Sparrow Castle wrote:The latest recap. So much work by so many people and organizations has gone into this, yet sometimes it still feels like a drop in the bucket.

Seven Puerto Rico Horses Retired Stateside
Seven of the eight Puerto Rican racehorses who were recently retired after Hurricane Maria hit the island Sept. 20 have made the journey back to the contiguous United States safely, according to Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare's Shelley Blodgett.

The eighth horse, Salientito, tested positive for equine piroplasmosis and will stay in the care of CTA at Hacienda Siesta Alegre Farm in Puerto Rico with other CTA off-track Thoroughbreds. The CTA said that farm does not have electricity and lost some pieces of its roof and fencing during Hurricane Maria, but otherwise is OK. The farm also has working generators and stall fans.

The seven horses who are now stateside are: Poker Dave at Randy and Karen Hickman's Stone Ridge Farm in Ocala, Fla.; Winning Dubai, who developed an abscess and is on layover at Stone Ridge before traveling to Old Friends Equine in Georgetown, Ky.; Victor Spider, who has been transported to Fallbrook Farm in Versailles, Ky.; Sweetlandofliberty and Rodriguito, who are at Machmer Hall Farm in Paris, Ky. for layup before traveling to Oklahoma as part of the Exceller Fund's Racing Warrior Campaign; Ugottabcatty at KESMARC in Versailles before heading to Alaina O'Brien in Washington state; and Lallie, who went to Oxford, Penn. to be retrained by former owners PTK LLC.

Blodgett said the Hickmans helped her care for the seven horses upon their initial arrival and layover at Lorraine Horse Transport in Ocala, Fla.

In addition to those horses, the CTA has also retired Arch Traveler and Toy Cannon. My Honey Laurie, who was expected to be retired to CTA in the near future, was euthanized Oct. 25 after foundering.

Since Hurricane Maria hit the island, the nearly 800 horses at Hipódromo Camarero near San Juan have been surviving off minimal supplies in damaged barns. Various industry members—including Thoroughbred Charities of America, American Association of Equine Practitioners, The Jockey Club, Brook Ledge, Ocala Breeders' Sales, and Bonnie Heath Farm's Kim Heath—worked to get shipments of feed and vet supplies to the island.

The CTA reported Oct. 24 that portable stalls were set up at Camarero to help get horses under a roof and off the concrete.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -stateside
So happy to hear about all of these old warriors making it home, but very saddened to learn about My Honey Laurie being euthanized today. The old girl was about as close as you can get to making it back home before fate decided differently. What a shame. Her final stats reported over on the War Horse thread, where she was closely followed this year. RIP...

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WarBiscuit wrote:
Sparrow Castle wrote:The latest recap. So much work by so many people and organizations has gone into this, yet sometimes it still feels like a drop in the bucket.

Seven Puerto Rico Horses Retired Stateside
Seven of the eight Puerto Rican racehorses who were recently retired after Hurricane Maria hit the island Sept. 20 have made the journey back to the contiguous United States safely, according to Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare's Shelley Blodgett.

The eighth horse, Salientito, tested positive for equine piroplasmosis and will stay in the care of CTA at Hacienda Siesta Alegre Farm in Puerto Rico with other CTA off-track Thoroughbreds. The CTA said that farm does not have electricity and lost some pieces of its roof and fencing during Hurricane Maria, but otherwise is OK. The farm also has working generators and stall fans.

The seven horses who are now stateside are: Poker Dave at Randy and Karen Hickman's Stone Ridge Farm in Ocala, Fla.; Winning Dubai, who developed an abscess and is on layover at Stone Ridge before traveling to Old Friends Equine in Georgetown, Ky.; Victor Spider, who has been transported to Fallbrook Farm in Versailles, Ky.; Sweetlandofliberty and Rodriguito, who are at Machmer Hall Farm in Paris, Ky. for layup before traveling to Oklahoma as part of the Exceller Fund's Racing Warrior Campaign; Ugottabcatty at KESMARC in Versailles before heading to Alaina O'Brien in Washington state; and Lallie, who went to Oxford, Penn. to be retrained by former owners PTK LLC.

Blodgett said the Hickmans helped her care for the seven horses upon their initial arrival and layover at Lorraine Horse Transport in Ocala, Fla.

In addition to those horses, the CTA has also retired Arch Traveler and Toy Cannon. My Honey Laurie, who was expected to be retired to CTA in the near future, was euthanized Oct. 25 after foundering.

Since Hurricane Maria hit the island, the nearly 800 horses at Hipódromo Camarero near San Juan have been surviving off minimal supplies in damaged barns. Various industry members—including Thoroughbred Charities of America, American Association of Equine Practitioners, The Jockey Club, Brook Ledge, Ocala Breeders' Sales, and Bonnie Heath Farm's Kim Heath—worked to get shipments of feed and vet supplies to the island.

The CTA reported Oct. 24 that portable stalls were set up at Camarero to help get horses under a roof and off the concrete.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -stateside
So happy to hear about all of these old warriors making it home, but very saddened to learn about My Honey Laurie being euthanized today. The old girl was about as close as you can get to making it back home before fate decided differently. What a shame. Her final stats reported over on the War Horse thread, where she was closely followed this year. RIP...

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Before those portable stalls were set up in the grandstand area, the horses in barns with no roofs were standing in near-constant wet shavings and muck for 32 days post hurricane. The stalls were partially partially donated by Hacienda Siesta Alegre, a gorgeous wedding/horse show venue nearby. I hope and pray the covered stalls help keep other horses from developing abscesses, foundering and colicking. Too late for My Honey Laurie though, so sad.
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WarBiscuit wrote:
Sparrow Castle wrote:The latest recap. So much work by so many people and organizations has gone into this, yet sometimes it still feels like a drop in the bucket.

Seven Puerto Rico Horses Retired Stateside
Seven of the eight Puerto Rican racehorses who were recently retired after Hurricane Maria hit the island Sept. 20 have made the journey back to the contiguous United States safely, according to Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare's Shelley Blodgett.

The eighth horse, Salientito, tested positive for equine piroplasmosis and will stay in the care of CTA at Hacienda Siesta Alegre Farm in Puerto Rico with other CTA off-track Thoroughbreds. The CTA said that farm does not have electricity and lost some pieces of its roof and fencing during Hurricane Maria, but otherwise is OK. The farm also has working generators and stall fans.

The seven horses who are now stateside are: Poker Dave at Randy and Karen Hickman's Stone Ridge Farm in Ocala, Fla.; Winning Dubai, who developed an abscess and is on layover at Stone Ridge before traveling to Old Friends Equine in Georgetown, Ky.; Victor Spider, who has been transported to Fallbrook Farm in Versailles, Ky.; Sweetlandofliberty and Rodriguito, who are at Machmer Hall Farm in Paris, Ky. for layup before traveling to Oklahoma as part of the Exceller Fund's Racing Warrior Campaign; Ugottabcatty at KESMARC in Versailles before heading to Alaina O'Brien in Washington state; and Lallie, who went to Oxford, Penn. to be retrained by former owners PTK LLC.

Blodgett said the Hickmans helped her care for the seven horses upon their initial arrival and layover at Lorraine Horse Transport in Ocala, Fla.

In addition to those horses, the CTA has also retired Arch Traveler and Toy Cannon. My Honey Laurie, who was expected to be retired to CTA in the near future, was euthanized Oct. 25 after foundering.

Since Hurricane Maria hit the island, the nearly 800 horses at Hipódromo Camarero near San Juan have been surviving off minimal supplies in damaged barns. Various industry members—including Thoroughbred Charities of America, American Association of Equine Practitioners, The Jockey Club, Brook Ledge, Ocala Breeders' Sales, and Bonnie Heath Farm's Kim Heath—worked to get shipments of feed and vet supplies to the island.

The CTA reported Oct. 24 that portable stalls were set up at Camarero to help get horses under a roof and off the concrete.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -stateside
So happy to hear about all of these old warriors making it home, but very saddened to learn about My Honey Laurie being euthanized today. The old girl was about as close as you can get to making it back home before fate decided differently. What a shame. Her final stats reported over on the War Horse thread, where she was closely followed this year. RIP...

WarBiscuit
Before those portable stalls were set up in the grandstand area, the horses in barns with no roofs were standing in near-constant wet shavings and muck for 32 days post hurricane. The stalls were partially donated by Hacienda Siesta Alegre, a gorgeous wedding/horse show venue nearby. Many owners and horsepeople are expressing extreme frustration that track management isn't doing much to restore the backside areas. I hope and pray the covered stalls help keep other horses from developing abscesses, foundering and/or colicking. Too late for My Honey Laurie though...so sad.
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Klimt has been retired and will stand at Darby Dan, per a news release from the farm.
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ARCH TRAVELER (9y KY-bred G 71-starts) 2 b retired 2 Saving Gracie Foundation 4 Sanctuary in Utah http://www.savinggraciefoundation.org @CaribbeanOTTB

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Couple who run the sanctuary also owned Arch Traveler in @Centennial_Farm partnership, & they also operate adjacent @blueskyranchut

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And ThankU to @Centennial_Farm & their wonderful partners! Many have offered help for Arch Traveler, including a 2nd home offer.

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Cupid has been retired following Dirt Mile on Friday. Off to stud at @coolmoreamerica. Plans for Mor Spirit, Drefong TBD, per Baffert.
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Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:56 am

Bar of Gold is retired as well.
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Multiple Grade 2 winner Kobe’s Back retired to Bonita Farm in Maryland

Kobe’s Back, a multiple Grade 2 winner, has been retired from racing and will debut for the 2018 breeding season at Bonita Farm in Darlington, Md., for an advertised fee of $3,000.

http://www.drf.com/news/multiple-grade- ... m-maryland

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Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:08 pm

Grade 1 winner El Deal Retired
El Deal, winner of the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) at Saratoga Race Course this July, has been retired from racing, owners Al and Michelle Crawford announced Nov. 17.

Trained by Jorge Navarro, El Deal most recently finished second in the Sept. 30 Vosburgh Stakes (G1). The 5-year-old son of Munnings had been under consideration for a start in the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) at Del Mar but bypassed that outing after Navarro said in October the bay horse "isn't training the way that we think (he) should be to compete at this level."

"We had a great ride with El Deal," owner Michelle Crawford said in a release. "Taking on and beating the best sprinters of his generation in such dramatic style at Saratoga was a testament to his sheer brilliance and the thrill of a lifetime for us. We've have had a few farms looking into his availability as a stallion and he has certainly earned that opportunity."
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Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:22 am

Darby Dan's beautiful Time and Motion has been retired. Breeding plans pending.
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Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:20 pm

Galileo's gorgeous grey daughter, Winter, is also being retired.
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... etirement/

That's too bad. The scopey grey seemed like the type who could be even better as a four-year-old, but I know it's not in Coolmore's nature to keep their horses racing after three. Off to the shed with you! :P
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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Galileo's gorgeous grey daughter, Winter, is also being retired.
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That's too bad. The scopey grey seemed like the type who could be even better as a four-year-old, but I know it's not in Coolmore's nature to keep their horses racing after three. Off to the shed with you! :P
She will most certainly go to War Front.
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Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:15 pm

Gallant Racehorse Divine Oath Earns Thanksgiving Retirement
We’re at a time of year when people give thanks for the important things in life, which aptly describes a charitable action by some owners to take care of one of their former horses.

This story involves Divine Oath, a 6-year-old gelding who won a pair of Grade 3 turf stakes earlier in his career but whose form has declined noticeably in the last few months.

On Nov. 18 at Parx, he finished seventh in a $7,500 claimer, a humble spot for a horse with career earnings of more than $500,000.

Now owned by trainer David Jacobson and Clark Brewster, Divine Oath was quickly re-entered in a Thanksgiving Day $10,000 claimer at Aqueduct, which raised concern among the gelding’s former owners, West Point Thoroughbreds and Bob Masiello.

Calls were put in to Jacobson, who told them he no plans to run Divine Oath in the race. He had merely entered Divine Oath in the race so that it would be carded.

West Point and Masiello had approached Jacobson previously, telling them about their willingness to buy Divine Oath from him when the gelding’s racing career was at end and place him in an aftercare home. After the dull performance at Parx and with turf racing virtually at end in 2017, Jacobson and Brewster knew that time was at hand and they worked out an agreement with Masiello and West Point to send Divine Oath to South Jersey Thoroughbred Rescue and Adoption in Pennington, N.J., to begin a new life away from the racetrack.

“(Jacobson and Brewster) were 100 percent behind what we did and we worked out a fair deal to do what was in the best interest of the horse,” Masiello said.

The actions by West Point and Masiello, with some help from trainer Graham Motion, become even more exemplary in light of their association with Divine Oath. They did not own him during his glory days. Instead they bought him in the summer of 2015 for $270,000, after he became a multiple graded stakes winner.
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