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Sparrow Castle
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Barbara Livingston ‏@DRFLivingston
CLEVER TREVOR is alive and well (and dearly loved) at the @von_hemel farm in Oklahoma. Hangs w/ 30yo QH buddy Nick.
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Post Time: Hansel, who won the Preakness Stakes 25 years ago, enjoys a regal retirement at Lazy Lane Farms in VA.
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BaroqueAgain1
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Tue May 03, 2016 10:47 pm

He looks good for 28...glossy and in good flesh.
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Thu May 05, 2016 4:59 am

Sparrow Castle wrote:Barbara Livingston ‏@DRFLivingston
CLEVER TREVOR is alive and well (and dearly loved) at the @von_hemel farm in Oklahoma. Hangs w/ 30yo QH buddy Nick.
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Glad to see the old boy is still around....I was a big fan of him during his racing days. Winner of the first Derby at Remington Park and second to Easy Goer in the Travers.
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Sat May 14, 2016 3:06 pm

Just read that NYRA has extended an invite to Akindale Farm to bring Evening Attire back for a visit during the meet.
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Mon May 16, 2016 4:06 pm

Time Passages: Champion, Dual Classic Winner Hansel Enjoying Life At Lazy Lane Farm
When you drive up to Hansel's private pasture here at Lazy Lane Farm, you can see his proud head over the rise of a lush green hill. His ears are pricked as he trots toward the black board fence and the people awaiting him.

At 28, Hansel looks fabulous.

Twenty-five years ago, when Hansel won the 1991 Preakness Stakes (G1), he was a vibrant, fearsome 3-year-old. He stood 16-hands, approximately 5-foot-4, to the top of his withers. Horsemen and race fans couldn't keep their eyes off his well-defined frame.

Today, not much has changed. The bay stallion, who lives about 120 miles from Pimlico Race Course, is still solid, bold and beautiful.
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/tripl ... -passages/

Hansel, oldest living Preakness winner, still as beautiful and spirited as ever - See more at: http://www.twinspires.com/blog/2016/5/1 ... J3ypx.dpuf
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oldgraymare
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Fri May 20, 2016 12:39 pm

Don't think this Paulick Report list has been shown before. Interesting to see what last years runners are doing now.

http://www.paulickreport.com/features/l ... s-runners/
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Fri May 20, 2016 1:55 pm

On a Ride On Curlin side note, he had a slight injury so he was on stall rest at Churchill Downs after his last race at Keeneland. They were walking him daily, but the farm will be so much better for him--mentally, too!

During Derby week, we talked to his exercise rider a bit. She said that some (brave? stupid? drunk?) woman sneaked into Ride On Curlin's stall, took off all her clothes, and got her picture taken with him completely nude. She's lucky that she left with all her body parts intact :lol:

This is where he is retiring to, with Csaba, Treasure Beach, etc. Beautiful place! http://www.pleasantacresstallions.com/
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Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:04 pm

A day in the life: Better Talk Now
When Breeders’ Cup champion Better Talk Now ended his racing career at age 10 in 2009, owner Brent Johnson never wavered on how the earner of $4,356,664 would spend his retirement. “Blackie” was, is and always will be a Fair Hill horse.

That decision certainly set well with everyone here at Herringswell. After seven seasons on the racetrack – which took him all over North America as well as Japan and Dubai – none of us could imagine daily life in the barn without him.

Now 17, Blackie’s best mate is Graham’s first stakes winner, 28-year-old Gala Spinaway. The two geldings spend their days in a large paddock built specifically for them at our Parlo IV barn. At night they’re brought in to stalls bedded knee-deep in straw. It’s a sweet routine for a couple of old guys.
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More: http://herringswellstables.com/a-day-in ... -talk-now/
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Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:22 am

That makes my week. He looks fantastic, happy and healthy. <3<3<3
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Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:29 pm

Just like this photo always makes me giggle (Blackie and Gala, "Grumpy Old Men"):
--> and they got an award for it haha http://midatlantictb.com/cms/index.php/ ... hp-contest

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Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:25 pm

If anyone followed The Trunk Monkey (mostly because of his name :lol:), he's retired at Big Springs Farm and is the star of quite a few videos and lots of photos. Quite the sweet, handsome guy:

https://www.facebook.com/BigSpringsFarm1842/

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Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:36 pm

We went out to see one of our 2-yr-olds in training this morning at Margaux Farm in Midway, KY. In the first stall of her barn is the pony, Becrux! I didn't get any pictures because he was snoozing in the back corner of his stall, but he seems happy and well-loved. Team Valor still owns him, and he's used with the young horses because he knows how to put them in their place :lol:

Becrux was a hard-knocking Grade 1 winner who raced in Italy, Dubai, Japan, Canada, New York, and California from 2004 to 2010 :D

The other pony in their barn is Go Blue Or Go Home, a Grade 2 winner who was campaigned by the Hills (who own Margaux Farm).
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BlindLucky wrote:We went out to see one of our 2-yr-olds in training this morning at Margaux Farm in Midway, KY. In the first stall of her barn is the pony, Becrux! I didn't get any pictures because he was snoozing in the back corner of his stall, but he seems happy and well-loved. Team Valor still owns him, and he's used with the young horses because he knows how to put them in their place :lol:

Becrux was a hard-knocking Grade 1 winner who raced in Italy, Dubai, Japan, Canada, New York, and California from 2004 to 2010 :D

The other pony in their barn is Go Blue Or Go Home, a Grade 2 winner who was campaigned by the Hills (who own Margaux Farm).

THANK YOU!!!! Becrux is one of my all time favorites, it's so wonderful to know he's in good hands with people that care for him! <3<3<3
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Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:56 pm

The farm trainer said he took Becrux out on the gallop the other day (they have a long, undulating synthetic gallop) where you can lose sight of horses ahead of because of the hills. He said that Becrux was all, "Let's go, let's go!" after the younger horses, so it doesn't sound like he's lost a step. Margaux is a gorgeous place, he couldn't be at a better facility or in more knowledgeable hands :D
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Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:42 pm

In case anyone has been wondering about him, Il toro D'Oro is retired and living the good life up in NY with a friend of mine's brother and his wife. They're in love with him and he's enjoying being told how wonderful he is and all the treats he receives for just being pretty. :lol:
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Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:46 pm

BlindLucky wrote:Just like this photo always makes me giggle (Blackie and Gala, "Grumpy Old Men"):
--> and they got an award for it haha http://midatlantictb.com/cms/index.php/ ... hp-contest

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Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:49 pm

Sounds like Jackson Bend is pampered and happy, although it's kind of too bad that he didn't take to being a breeding stallion.
http://www.paulickreport.com/features/l ... etirement/
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Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:12 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Sounds like Jackson Bend is pampered and happy, although it's kind of too bad that he didn't take to being a breeding stallion.
http://www.paulickreport.com/features/l ... etirement/
I've been wondering where in the world he was. Sounds like he still might get another try in the shed. I remember after that first retirement that they were concerned about his back being strong enough for breeding due to the injury. At any rate, as one of his big fans, I'm very happy to hear that he is cared for and doing so well.


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