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Re: Smooth Roller

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:38 am
by Izvestia
Thanks for finding out, it's nice to hear about horses like this.

Re: Smooth Roller

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:17 pm
by Ziggypop
Curtis wrote:I just ran into Victor Garcia. He said Smooth Roller came up with some more problems so he gave him away to a good home.
Those words always make me nervous.

Re: Smooth Roller

Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:25 pm
by Curtis
Ziggypop wrote:
Curtis wrote:I just ran into Victor Garcia. He said Smooth Roller came up with some more problems so he gave him away to a good home.
Those words always make me nervous.
I understand the trepidation, really I do, but what would he have needed to reply for people to be satisfied?

Re: Smooth Roller

Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:12 pm
by Izvestia
Is it this trainer's words in particular or all trainers?
I mean, my OTTB was given a good home 9 years ago and he's currently fat, spoiled, and well loved.
Why wouldn't they give him a good home?

Re: Smooth Roller

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:36 am
by Catalina
Izvestia wrote:Is it this trainer's words in particular or all trainers?
I mean, my OTTB was given a good home 9 years ago and he's currently fat, spoiled, and well loved.
Why wouldn't they give him a good home?
I think there is some concern with the horse, per Garcia, "having come up with some more problems". Such horses attract a higher percentage of "good homes" that lead all too fast to the meat man. Some time because the "good home" underestimated the amount of time and $ required to fix those problems, and some times because the "good home" bit was never more than a convenient lie to get their hands on a free or cheap horse for slaughter.

Re: Smooth Roller

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:01 pm
by Curtis
A horse can also have "racehorse" problems that won't keep them from being a riding horse.

Re: Smooth Roller

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:16 am
by Cosmo88
I think it's interesting that Fipke says she doesn't fit too many stallions. Mentioned only two that she does fit, Unbridled's Song and Medaglia d'Oro. Guess we'll have lots of "confusable" names for many years to come, lol.



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Re: Smooth Roller

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:43 pm
by Curtis
Cosmo88 wrote:I think it's interesting that Fipke says she doesn't fit too many stallions. Mentioned only two that she does fit, Unbridled's Song and Medaglia d'Oro. Guess we'll have lots of "confusable" names for many years to come, lol.



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Re: Smooth Roller

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:43 pm
by Flanders
Curtis wrote:
Cosmo88 wrote:I think it's interesting that Fipke says she doesn't fit too many stallions. Mentioned only two that she does fit, Unbridled's Song and Medaglia d'Oro. Guess we'll have lots of "confusable" names for many years to come, lol.



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Re: Smooth Roller

Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:49 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
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Re: Smooth Roller

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:35 pm
by Mylute
Curtis wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:44 am
Diver52 wrote:Hope it really is a "good home." :?
I didn't have my Polygraph machine with me. At least he didn't say he went to live on his groom's farm in Mexico. ;) In all seriousness, Smooth Roller is a big, athletic good looking boy. If sound enough, he could look awfully good in a show arena. I'm sure he'll be cared for...at least for awhile. Now my next quest is to find out where Melatonin might be.
Well, looks like Garcia and co really did get Smooth Roller a good home. He is entered in the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover as a dressage/hunter. His half-brother Caught Me Looking has contested it before, I think.

As for Melatonin, I’ve wondered that too and the last time I remember there being an article on him was that he was again injured and resting on one of his owner’s farms. 99% chance he’s been retired and is hanging out on a farm, but of course it’d be lovely to have an update on him.