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Life At Zen
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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-ma ... dies-korea

Oh no :(
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Sun May 13, 2018 7:12 pm

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

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Mon May 14, 2018 3:58 am

the goose didn't make it? was hoping it was just stunned.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wed May 16, 2018 4:51 pm

I'm so sorry to hear that. :(
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Wed May 16, 2018 10:32 pm

Awe, that is sad. She was a classy mare.
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Thu May 17, 2018 2:25 pm

Summer Bird wrote: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.
That is really sad. Condolences to those who cared for her.
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Thu May 17, 2018 4:29 pm

Life At Zen wrote:
Summer Bird wrote: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.
That is really sad. Condolences to those who cared for her.
Oh yes, this is very sad. So sorry for those who've been close to her. And I know you've been there for her, Summer Bird.
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Fri May 18, 2018 1:47 am

Thanks everyone, she was definitely a sweet mare to be around.
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Fri May 18, 2018 11:02 am

Condolences to all of Mayo On The Side's connections and fans.
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Fri May 18, 2018 7:05 pm

So very sorry, Summer Bird. : ((((((
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Sun May 20, 2018 11:35 am

HIP #410 Chestnut Colt by Bowman's Band out of Pam'ssummerwind broke down at the Fasig-Tipton under tack show at Timonium and was euthanized. Rider was unharmed. He was a 1/2 to Miss Charm City and Jim's Prospect both stakes winners. Worked an 1/8th in 10:1. :(
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Sun May 20, 2018 1:26 pm

I hate those under tack speed fests that two-year-olds are made to do. :evil:

Also, RIP Fast Munny, who suffered a fatal heart attack in the stretch of the 6th race yesterday at Santa Anita, per my email newsletter from LA Times reporter John Cherwa.
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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I hate those under tack speed fests that two-year-olds are made to do. :evil: I am with you 100%. They need to stop.

Also, RIP Fast Munny, who suffered a fatal heart attack in the stretch of the 6th race yesterday at Santa Anita, per my email newsletter from LA Times reporter John Cherwa.
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