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genuinerizk
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Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:06 pm

Ruhl Paul broke down today at Mahoning
BaroqueAgain1
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Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:43 pm

Running for Annie broke down in the 1st race at Turf Paradise Jan. 3 and was euthanized. Sounds like neither she nor any of the other horses should have been running on that track. :(

Turf Paradise cancelled after the first race on Tuesday following a spill in the stretch that involved the fatal breakdown of the 3-year-old filly Running for Annie.
Racing had resumed at the Phoenix, Ariz., track after the Jan. 1 and Jan. 2 cards were called off. Equibase listed “track conditions” as the reason for the cancellations. The National Weather Service recorded .20 inches of rain on Jan. 1 in Phoenix.
Running for Annie, an Arizona-bred daughter of Margie's Wildcat, was making her third career start in a $12,500 maiden claiming race to open the day's card and was the 5-2 second choice.
Ridden by Jake Barton, Running for Annie rallied wide into the stretch but had just one horse beaten when she appeared to fracture a foreleg, sending her jockey to the ground heavily. Barton did not suffer any serious injury, according to his agent, Mark Anderson. Running for Annie was euthanized.

Read more: http://www.paulickreport.com/horseplaye ... els-spill/
Catalina
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Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:57 pm

It's sad that they aren't better at determining what constitutes unsafe conditions without a horse breaking down first. RIP Running for Annie.
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Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:47 am

Smart French jumps sire Astarabad dies at 22
ASTARABAD, a French sire who was in good form over the festive period, died last month. The son of Alleged was 22.

A mainstay of Haras de la Croix Sonnet for many years, he was in retirement and had not sired any foals since 2014.
http://bloodstock.racingpost.com/news/b ... 2/2223453/
WaquoitNBroadBrush
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Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:30 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote: Turf Paradise cancelled after the first race on Tuesday following a spill in the stretch that involved the fatal breakdown of the 3-year-old filly Running for Annie.
Racing had resumed at the Phoenix, Ariz., track after the Jan. 1 and Jan. 2 cards were called off. Equibase listed “track conditions” as the reason for the cancellations. The National Weather Service recorded .20 inches of rain on Jan. 1 in Phoenix.
That's a whopping one-fifth of an inch. I guess that's enough rain to cause chaos in Arizona, the way an inch of snow can shut down Alabama. Hasn't Turf Paradise switched dirt races to the turf course on occasion over the years when "downpours" like this have put the main track out of commission?
Izvestia
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Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:52 am

South African champion Harry's Son has died. RIP Harry
Catalina
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Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:50 am

WaquoitNBroadBrush wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote: Turf Paradise cancelled after the first race on Tuesday following a spill in the stretch that involved the fatal breakdown of the 3-year-old filly Running for Annie.
Racing had resumed at the Phoenix, Ariz., track after the Jan. 1 and Jan. 2 cards were called off. Equibase listed “track conditions” as the reason for the cancellations. The National Weather Service recorded .20 inches of rain on Jan. 1 in Phoenix.
That's a whopping one-fifth of an inch. I guess that's enough rain to cause chaos in Arizona, the way an inch of snow can shut down Alabama. Hasn't Turf Paradise switched dirt races to the turf course on occasion over the years when "downpours" like this have put the main track out of commission?
If it hasn't rained in a good while and then the .20 inch comes down real fast, it can make for problems.
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Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:29 pm

Izvestia wrote:South African champion Harry's Son has died. RIP Harry
http://www.laffertyracing.co.za/rip-harrys-son-2/

what a nightmare for everyone involved :cry:
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Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:42 pm

sweettalk wrote:
Izvestia wrote:South African champion Harry's Son has died. RIP Harry
http://www.laffertyracing.co.za/rip-harrys-son-2/

what a nightmare for everyone involved :cry:
What a tough break. To go through all that he did - and then for the heart to give out. RIP Harry's Son.

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Catalina
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Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:51 pm

WarBiscuit wrote:
sweettalk wrote:
Izvestia wrote:South African champion Harry's Son has died. RIP Harry
http://www.laffertyracing.co.za/rip-harrys-son-2/

what a nightmare for everyone involved :cry:
What a tough break. To go through all that he did - and then for the heart to give out. RIP Harry's Son.

WarBiscuit
That is so heart-breaking. RIP Harry's Son, RIP.
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Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:41 am

Next time you want anesthesia for a nonessential reason (dental, cosmetic) remember Harry's Son. :(
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genuinerizk
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Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:17 pm

Super Rich in race 2, MSW, at Mahoning today. only the 7th start for this youngster.
BaroqueAgain1
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Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:29 pm

I saw that race and knew he was going to end up in this section. It was one of those horrible times when the horse went wrong, tossed the rider...and then kept trying and trying to run.
Nice-looking Super Saver colt, gone too soon. :(
genuinerizk
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Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:32 pm

Agreed, the continuing to try to run always is so traumatic- plus to be hit by a trailing horse...only good news is jock is ok, just sore.
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Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:48 pm

Saw some Tweets and this article (Tweets linked at bottom of article):

Helsinge, dam of Black Caviar, All Too Hard has died at age 15.

https://www.punters.com.au/news/Legenda ... es_156414/
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BaroqueAgain1
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Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:14 pm

Unfortunately those tweets are true. :(
https://www.racing.com/news/2017-01-11/ ... singe-dies

Fifteen...so young. And her unborn foal was lost, too.
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Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:31 pm

Copingaway was euthanized due to injuries sustained after clipping heels and going down in the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes at Gulfstream today.
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Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:07 pm

neighhey wrote:Copingaway was euthanized due to injuries sustained after clipping heels and going down in the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes at Gulfstream today.
This was his first start as a 4-year-old--and bless his heart, his 29th start overall (he ran 19 times last year)--where he was completely thrown in over his head. He was a vet scratch from a race at the end of November, only had one 4F workout in the last 60 days (December 15), and was thrown into a Grade 2 when he hadn't hit the board in the last two listed stakes he was entered in.

I realize that this was an accident, he clipped heels and went down, but he was 133-1 for a reason when thrown in so far over his head in this race. The horse raced sometimes once per week for a month or more at a time last year, and I just hate seeing his story end this way.
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BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:24 pm

At least Bloodhorse saw fit to include the news about Copingaway near the end of this article, unlike DRF, which made no mention of the fact that a horse suffered fatal injuries during the race. :roll:

The race was marred in upper stretch when 4-year-old longshot Copingaway went down after appearing to clip heels when squeezed between Fire Away and Macagone. The Jaime Mejia trainee had to be euthanized due to his injuries. Jockey Jairo Rendon was taken to the hospital with a sore shoulder, but was reported to be up and walking.
Read more: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... lauderdale
Catalina
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Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:04 pm

BlindLucky wrote:
neighhey wrote:Copingaway was euthanized due to injuries sustained after clipping heels and going down in the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes at Gulfstream today.
This was his first start as a 4-year-old--and bless his heart, his 29th start overall (he ran 19 times last year)--where he was completely thrown in over his head. He was a vet scratch from a race at the end of November, only had one 4F workout in the last 60 days (December 15), and was thrown into a Grade 2 when he hadn't hit the board in the last two listed stakes he was entered in.

I realize that this was an accident, he clipped heels and went down, but he was 133-1 for a reason when thrown in so far over his head in this race. The horse raced sometimes once per week for a month or more at a time last year, and I just hate seeing his story end this way.
So do I, BL. :cry: Whatever were they thinking? That he should be good for at least a $2,000 payday?
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