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Sparrow Castle
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Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:04 pm

lurkey mclurker wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:27 pm
Sparrow Castle wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:11 pm
I'm glad Mirage Dancer's afib is resolving. Wonder what this means for his racing future though.
I was wondering the same... Given it's cardiac in nature and he was "quite distressed"... I'm not a vet or a steward but I would imagine he's done. It sounds like the afib was a lot more than just palpitations, you know? And I'm not sure how they would manage it, if there are equivalent medications to normalize the heartbeat like in people. I don't think there's ever been a horse fitted for a pacemaker...?? And even then, the meds might be considered illegal substance, etc.

IMO it shouldn't even be a question, he should be retired. God forbid he had a full cardiac arrest in the middle of training or a race and went down, that's unacceptable risk for everyone involved. :(

I hope it does resolve itself and it's something they will be able to manage for him in retirement.
I don't know anything about afib in horses but I wondered about a pacemaker too, lol. He's a beautiful Juddmonte colt, by Frankel x Heat Haze by Green Desert. It will be interesting to see what they do with him.
katmandu
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Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:14 pm

Beauty Generation? More like Beastly Generation. . . hope he travels well and they take his show on the road.
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Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:46 pm

katmandu wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:14 pm
Beauty Generation? More like Beastly Generation. . . hope he travels well and they take his show on the road.
Trainer immediately mentioned Dubai afterwards but needs to confirm with owners
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Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:27 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:04 pm
lurkey mclurker wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:27 pm
Sparrow Castle wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:11 pm
I'm glad Mirage Dancer's afib is resolving. Wonder what this means for his racing future though.
I was wondering the same... Given it's cardiac in nature and he was "quite distressed"... I'm not a vet or a steward but I would imagine he's done. It sounds like the afib was a lot more than just palpitations, you know? And I'm not sure how they would manage it, if there are equivalent medications to normalize the heartbeat like in people. I don't think there's ever been a horse fitted for a pacemaker...?? And even then, the meds might be considered illegal substance, etc.

IMO it shouldn't even be a question, he should be retired. God forbid he had a full cardiac arrest in the middle of training or a race and went down, that's unacceptable risk for everyone involved. :(

I hope it does resolve itself and it's something they will be able to manage for him in retirement.
I don't know anything about afib in horses but I wondered about a pacemaker too, lol. He's a beautiful Juddmonte colt, by Frankel x Heat Haze by Green Desert. It will be interesting to see what they do with him.
I wonder if that is similar to what Sprinter Sacre had. He had an irregular heartbeat and was off for months, and he wore a heart monitor in his workouts when he did return to action. He did end up racing again, but not quite at the same, otherworldly, level.
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Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:53 pm

Any horse required to wear a heart monitor during workouts should run as fast as he can to his forever home and call it quits.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:39 pm

stark wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:53 pm
Any horse required to wear a heart monitor during workouts should run as fast as he can to his forever home and call it quits.
This x1000.
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Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:06 pm

I mean, he still won the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham and then ultimately retired due to a tendon injury... but I'd leave the decision to whoever knows the horse best.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/racing/2016 ... heltenham/
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