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BlindLucky
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:22 pm

This guy, Herd Mentality, wasn't anything big on the track (he did debut in the same race that Lochte debuted in '13: Herd Mentality was 3rd and Lochte was 7th), but he was retired and adopted out via New Vocations. He's adorable, and seems quite intrigued by the barn kitty :lol:

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https://www.facebook.com/new.vocations1 ... 560573876/
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Calypso
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:35 pm

That has to be one of the cutest things ever!

I like the idea of this thread, too. Glad he found a happy place. :D
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Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:52 pm

This kiddo has already been retired and adopted out (he never raced and doesn't even have a Jockey Club registered name), but isn't he lovely? This is My Miss Aurelia's 2010 half-brother by Mr. Greeley:

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https://www.facebook.com/new.vocations1 ... 172163054/
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Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:41 pm

Interesting background story on Zippy Chippy

http://nypost.com/2016/03/27/the-horse- ... -a-family/
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Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:02 pm

Calypso wrote:That has to be one of the cutest things ever!

I like the idea of this thread, too. Glad he found a happy place. :D
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Sparrow Castle
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Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:02 pm

Michael Adolphson ‏@AdolphsonRacing
THE PIZZA MAN gets a celebrity escort to the Thunder Ranch training track, @breederscup-winning champ WORK ALL WEEK!
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Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:27 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:Michael Adolphson ‏@AdolphsonRacing
THE PIZZA MAN gets a celebrity escort to the Thunder Ranch training track, @breederscup-winning champ WORK ALL WEEK!
That's a pretty awesome set of geldings!
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Sparrow Castle
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Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:03 pm

Evening Attire and Tacticianor

Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue
Everyday is a spa day! Mud baths are the boys absolute favorite! Evening even double dips!
https://www.facebook.com/Akindale/video ... 9/?fref=nf
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Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:27 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:Evening Attire and Tacticianor

Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue
Everyday is a spa day! Mud baths are the boys absolute favorite! Evening even double dips!
https://www.facebook.com/Akindale/video ... 9/?fref=nf
None one is better at this than the brothers. I think that's Greeley's Legacy hanging out as well- he is generally with them.
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Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:01 am

I see on the Aqueduct card today is the Stud Muffin Stakes. Haven't heard in a while how he is doing in his second career as an
event horse. Does anyone know or have pictures of this guy?
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Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:22 pm

Stakes winner Omega Star turned up at a low-end auction recently. He raced against Goldencents in the San Felipe.

Auction Horses Rescue pulled him.
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Flanders
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Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:49 am

RuffiantoRags wrote:I see on the Aqueduct card today is the Stud Muffin Stakes. Haven't heard in a while how he is doing in his second career as an
event horse. Does anyone know or have pictures of this guy?
Akindale posted some pics of him in February on Facebook. He was at their South Carolina location then.

https://www.facebook.com/Akindale/photo ... 59/?type=3

https://www.facebook.com/Akindale/photo ... 59/?type=3
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Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:22 pm

Life At Zen wrote:Stakes winner Omega Star turned up at a low-end auction recently. He raced against Goldencents in the San Felipe.

Auction Horses Rescue pulled him.
As Trever would say, 'Omeeega Star' :( Donation sent, https://www.facebook.com/auctionhorses
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Sparrow Castle
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Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:03 pm

Dang, I hope Omega Star's former connections donate too.

If only all could be this lucky.

Brass Hat to Compete at KY Horse Park Show
Fans of grade I winner Brass Hat will have a chance to see the popular gelding in action when the Thoroughbred Horse Show Association hosts its fifth annual show on May 8 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

Brass Hat, now 15, will be ridden by 12-year-old Jett Bradley. She is the daughter of William "Buff" Bradley, who trained the horse in his racing days, and the granddaughter of Fred Bradley, who owned and bred the gelding.
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... -park-show
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Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:38 pm

A really great video about Godolphin's rehoming/retraining team, with lovely footage of African Story and Prince Bishop turned out together, among others :D

The video is on this page:
http://www.godolphinrehoming.co.uk/about.php


And check out their Success Stories for some familiar names/pedigrees and photos of their lives after the track:
http://www.godolphinrehoming.co.uk/stories.php

Arlington Million winner Debussy:
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Objectivity, unraced son of Storm Cat x Secret Status (a half-brother to Dunkirk):
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Sparrow Castle
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Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:02 am

Pennmarydel in retirement.

Tamarack Hill Farm added 7 new photos.
It isn't every day that a full brother of Barbaro comes strolling into your yard---
This is Pennmarydel, 6 years, by Dynaformer X La Ville Rouge, by Carson City.
Allie Conrad has him, from his owner/breeder Mrs Roy Jackson, after he was less than stellar on the track.
A big, strapping, handsome boy, he hasn't even started to fully grow into himself yet.
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More: https://www.facebook.com/109161715946/p ... =3&theater
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Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:32 pm

Wow, he's a brute. 4x4's for legs!

Thanks for posting those...


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Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:43 am

Old Friends Virtual Tour - Game On Dude
Published on Apr 21, 2016
Go along with Michael Blowen, founder of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms, as he gives visitors a tour with a very friendly Game On Dude.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbsccuu ... e=youtu.be
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Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:34 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:Old Friends Virtual Tour - Game On Dude
Published on Apr 21, 2016
Go along with Michael Blowen, founder of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms, as he gives visitors a tour with a very friendly Game On Dude.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbsccuu ... e=youtu.be
He is an absolute puppy dog- I had the pleasure of spending some time with him.
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Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:32 pm

Jen Roytz ‏@JenRoytz
After 47 starts (14 wins!) and retiring in Feb, I'll Show Them earned his first blue ribbon today! @craigb1818
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This is such a good story, I may have posted it before:
Smarty Jones son retires in a full-circle moment
A stakes-winning son of Smarty Jones was retired to former Three Chimneys communications director Jen Roytz this winter after a lengthy and successful racing career.

In a development that brought her history with Smarty Jones and his son full circle, Roytz went from her earlier days writing about the talented 9-year-old gelding offspring of Smarty Jones, to owning him outright as of February.
More: http://offtrackthoroughbreds.com/2016/0 ... le-moment/
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