In memoriam 2018

Re: In memoriam 2018

Postby Life At Zen » Fri May 11, 2018 5:31 pm

hadrianmarcus wrote:Afleet Again, winner of the 2011 Breeders Cup Marathon, died in Korea. He had become a pretty serviceable stallion over there.

http://www.drf.com/news/breeders-cup-marathon-winner-afleet-again-dies-korea



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Re: In memoriam 2018

Postby Katewerk » Sun May 13, 2018 7:12 pm

A goose, in R11 at Gulfstream. Fly free, goosie.

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Re: In memoriam 2018

Postby sweettalk » Mon May 14, 2018 3:58 am

the goose didn't make it? was hoping it was just stunned.
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Re: In memoriam 2018

Postby Katewerk » Mon May 14, 2018 9:29 am

sweettalk wrote:the goose didn't make it? was hoping it was just stunned.


It looked pretty much dead to me. Think it was stepped on. Seriously, it could have caused a bad crash, surprised it wasn't chased off the course.
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Re: In memoriam 2018

Postby Ballerina » Mon May 14, 2018 10:12 am

I think that might be the mate looking on. They do mate for life and must have babies near by. Sad.
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Re: In memoriam 2018

Postby PONYRCR » Mon May 14, 2018 11:39 am

Katewerk wrote:A goose, in R11 at Gulfstream. Fly free, goosie.

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That's not a goose. Those are Black Swans. They don't occur in the US naturally.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_swan "Black swans were introduced to various countries as an ornamental bird in the 1800s, but have escaped and formed stable populations."
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Re: In memoriam 2018

Postby Katewerk » Mon May 14, 2018 1:35 pm

PONYRCR wrote:
Katewerk wrote:A goose, in R11 at Gulfstream. Fly free, goosie.

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That's not a goose. Those are Black Swans. They don't occur in the US naturally.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_swan "Black swans were introduced to various countries as an ornamental bird in the 1800s, but have escaped and formed stable populations."


So a true black swan event.

I knew it wasn't a Canada goose, but I'm not an expert on Floridian varieties so trusted the race caller on it.
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Re: In memoriam 2018

Postby Ballerina » Mon May 14, 2018 5:45 pm

Black Swans mate for life, as well. That's probably the mate watching the carnage.
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Re: In memoriam 2018

Postby Catalina » Mon May 14, 2018 10:21 pm

Ballerina wrote:Black Swans mate for life, as well. That's probably the mate watching the carnage.


Fortunately many bird species that mate for life don't just go and die if they lose their mate, but will take another mate.
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Re: In memoriam 2018

Postby Summer Bird » Wed May 16, 2018 4:45 pm

Since there’s a death report now filed, I can now say that Mayo On The Side died from foaling complications and the foal didn’t make it either.
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