Retirements 2014

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Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:15 am

BlindLucky wrote:This is just official acknowledgement that JJ's Lucky Train was claimed and retired earlier this year and is headed off to stud in WV :D

http://jjsluckytrain.com/
JJ and Anna and Their Long Journey Together

http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/horse-ra ... z3JtCOijNI
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Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:22 pm

Life At Zen wrote:
BlindLucky wrote:This is just official acknowledgement that JJ's Lucky Train was claimed and retired earlier this year and is headed off to stud in WV :D

http://jjsluckytrain.com/
JJ and Anna and Their Long Journey Together

http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/horse-ra ... z3JtCOijNI
Great story. Thanks for posting this. I followed him early on and then lost track of him as he made the descent. Thanks to Anna and all involved who have
made him a very lucky horse. I hope he does well at regional stud duty...

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Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:01 pm

Hudson Landing
http://www.drf.com/news/grade-3-winning ... utah-ranch
"Hudson Landing, who finished his career with 12 wins, eight seconds, 11 thirds, and $561,343 in earnings, will become [owner] Chappell’s personal riding horse at his ranches in Utah and Idaho."
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Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:01 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Hudson Landing
http://www.drf.com/news/grade-3-winning ... utah-ranch
"Hudson Landing, who finished his career with 12 wins, eight seconds, 11 thirds, and $561,343 in earnings, will become [owner] Chappell’s personal riding horse at his ranches in Utah and Idaho."
That's a really cool story. He claimed Hudson Landing in 2012, and while it's probably sad to know he won't be running anymore, it's gotta be fun to know that he'll be coming home in time for the holidays and can spend a nice, sound retirement as a riding horse at his place :D
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Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:16 pm

Eighttofasttocatch finishes his racehorse career as a winner (and a millionaire), and now heads off to a second career as an event horse.
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... nnings-win
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Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:02 am

Multiple stakes winner Gourmet Dinner has been retired through NYTHA's Take The Lead program. He'll head to New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program to be re-trained for a second career.
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Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:34 pm

BlindLucky wrote:Multiple stakes winner Gourmet Dinner has been retired through NYTHA's Take The Lead program. He'll head to New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program to be re-trained for a second career.
Glad to hear it. He struggled this past year. Goes out a millionaire - healthy, happy and sound. Can't do better than that!

Good luck to Gourmet Dinner in his new career...

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Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:58 pm

BlindLucky wrote:Multiple stakes winner Gourmet Dinner has been retired through NYTHA's Take The Lead program. He'll head to New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program to be re-trained for a second career.
Gourmet Dinner has arrived for some letdown and post-track training, and is apparently a perfect gentleman :)

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Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:13 pm

Strathnaver retired. What a nice mare!

http://www.drf.com/news/strathnaver-retired
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Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:09 pm

A brief story on Gourmet Dinner retiring to New Vocations, as well as four Drawing Away Stables retirees who have been sent to Old Friends (Photon, Z Dager, Litigate, and Sokitumi Samurai).

http://offtrackthoroughbreds.com/2014/1 ... s-new-voc/

Edit: Although I'm not sure exactly how Drawing Away was involved in their retirements, as were several people in the comments section.
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:35 pm

BlindLucky wrote:Chips All In retired after a minor injury during a workout on June 26.

http://www.paulickreport.com/news/blood ... or-injury/

Chips All In is entered for a $40k tag today after three posted workouts in the last month (although two of them were in Utah, so maybe he had more but they weren't officially recorded?)

This was the quote from one of the owners last year, when they announced his retirement last July:
“He’s done more than we ever thought he would and we want to do what’s right by him,” Valdez said.
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Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:10 pm

BlindLucky wrote:
BlindLucky wrote:Chips All In retired after a minor injury during a workout on June 26.

http://www.paulickreport.com/news/blood ... or-injury/

Chips All In is entered for a $40k tag today after three posted workouts in the last month (although two of them were in Utah, so maybe he had more but they weren't officially recorded?)

This was the quote from one of the owners last year, when they announced his retirement last July:
“He’s done more than we ever thought he would and we want to do what’s right by him,” Valdez said.
WTF?
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