In memoriam 2018

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Sparrow Castle
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Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:14 pm

Heartbreaking...

SEQUEL STALLIONS NEW YORK MOURNS THE LOSS OF FAVORITE MARES IN TRAGIC VAN FIRE.
July 17, 2018 is the day that we lost 3 mares and foals in a van that caught on fire on the way from Kentucky to New York. These were not just any mares as they were foremost in our hearts. We send our condolences to all the connections that are sharing in this loss and hope to provide some comfort to them by memorializing these beautiful animals here for us to remember.

LA JAVA and her Constitution Colt owned by Red Diamond Stables

STARSHIP VOODOO and her Macho Uno Colt owned by Starship Stables

SOUTHERN SUNSHINE and her Orb Filly owned by Sequel Thoroughbreds
Their photos are at the link:
http://www.sequelnewyork.com/news-article/tragedy
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Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:08 pm

Oh man that's horrible beyond imagining. Poor mamas and babies... :( :( :(
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Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:53 pm

This article I found from the local area near the accident gives more details. Something I read yesterday said there was an accident that caused the fire but this article says the trailer caught fire while driving.
https://www.centredaily.com/news/local/ ... 93990.html

One mare, Alys, was freed and was hit by a truck but she is alive and recovering at Sequel. A man trying to free the horses also suffered a possible broken leg when being kicked.

The part that really really bothers me was this:
Morris fire noted that “numerous vehicles managed to go around” emergency vehicles that were blocking the roadway, entering the emergency scene at a high rate of speed. “These individuals discovered that PSP does not take kindly to this. Motorist can and will receive stiff penalties for such actions.”
So these jackasses put everyone that was trying to save the horses and put the fire out, in danger. I hope the stiff penalties are revocation of their drivers license because they do not deserve them.
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Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:31 pm

Minor Legend broke down at Laurel on 7/14 and was euthanized.

Amigo and Markeesa broke down at Laurel on 7/15 and were euthanized.
"AND ALYSHEBA AMERICA'S HORSE HAS DONE IT!!!" ~ Tom Durkin 1988 Breeder's Cup Classic
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Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:33 pm

"AND ALYSHEBA AMERICA'S HORSE HAS DONE IT!!!" ~ Tom Durkin 1988 Breeder's Cup Classic
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:50 pm

Victor Espinoza injured, Bobby Abu Dhabi perishes in morning accident at Del Mar
Jockey Victor Espinoza was injured and the stakes-winning sprinter Bobby Abu Dhabi perished in a spill Sunday morning at Del Mar.

Espinoza was working Bobby Abu Dhabi when the horse dropped suddenly and without warning nearing the end of a drill, apparently from a sudden cardiac event.

Espinoza was placed on a backboard and had his neck immobilized by paramedics. He was transferred to a waiting ambulance and was taken to Scripps La Jolla Hospital.

Espinoza appeared able to move his extremities but was complaining of shoulder pain and was grimacing while being loaded into the ambulance.

Bobby Abu Dhabi, 4, was third in the Grade 2 True North Stakes at Belmont Park in his last start on June 8. He won the Grade 2 Kona Gold earlier this year at Santa Anita and also was second in the Grade 1 Triple Bend. He was trained by Peter Miller.
http://live.drf.com/nuggets/43872-victo ... at-del-mar
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:42 pm

When I tuned into TVG this morning, I caught the tail end of a news piece about Victor from Christina down at Del Mar. She said something like, 'our thoughts and prayers are with Victor,' but I didn't know what had happened. :?
What an awful incident. RIP Bobby, and I hope Victor hasn't suffered any major injuries. :(
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:15 pm

RIP Bobby Abu Dhabi, we will remember you. Condolences to his connections, and get well soon wishes for Victor.
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Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:44 pm

"One horse-laugh is worth ten thousand syllogisms. It is not only more effective; it is also vastly more intelligent." H.L. Mencken
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Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:06 pm

2018 death reports on file for:

Catboat (dam of It's Tricky)
Country Star
Honey Ryder
Indian Spell (SW, o/o Proud Spell, dam of Dak Attack)
Ponche de Leona (dam of Mucho Macho Man)
Rainbow View
Street Fancy
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Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:27 pm

mariasmon wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:06 pm
2018 death reports on file for:

Catboat (dam of It's Tricky)
Country Star
Honey Ryder
Indian Spell (SW, o/o Proud Spell, dam of Dak Attack)
Ponche de Leona (dam of Mucho Macho Man)
Rainbow View
Street Fancy
Wow. Was not expecting that list. RIP to the few on there that I followed.
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Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:55 pm

J.S. Hold, South Korea's first Triple Crown winner, lost his battle with colic in January. He is considered one of Korea's greatest. He won the Triple Crown the first year the series was official.

https://korearacing.live/2018/01/18/j-s ... -has-died/
"J.S. Hold, who in 2007 won the first ever Korean Triple Crown, has died. The 14-year-old passed away on January 6th from complications of colic on Jeju Island, where he had been living since his retirement in 2008."
J.S. Hold (Ft. Stockton x Hwang-Sang-Jil-Joo, by Passetreul)
10: 9-0-0, 579,356,000 ₩ ($518,253.69)

4/11/04 ~ 6/1/18
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Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:21 pm

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Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:33 pm

Awardee, Gr.I winning half-brother to Lani.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ing-injury
"Koji Maeda's Awardee was euthanized Aug. 6 after suffering a fracture to his right hock during training at Daisen Hills, the training facility of Maeda's North Hills Farm.The news was made public Aug. 11."
Awardee (Jungle Pocket x Heavenly Romance, by Sunday Silence)
39: 10-6-6, US$300,000

5-10-10 ~ 8-6-18
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:36 pm

German Champion Samum Dies at 21
Former champion German racehorse and sire Samum has died after suffering from a thrombosis condition at the age of 21.
https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/c ... -21/323295

~ passed away earlier this year, but I don't think it was mentioned in this thread.
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Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:10 pm

Genuine Reward, one of two foals out of Genuine Risk, dies at 25
Genuine Reward, one of only two offspring of 1980 Kentucky Derby winner Genuine Risk, was euthanized on Wednesday afternoon at Old Friends Farm near Georgetown, Ky., according to Michael Blowen, the founder of the farm. Genuine Reward, whose health declined precipitously over the past two weeks, according to Blowen, was 25.

Genuine Reward, who was bred by Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Firestone, the owners of Genuine Risk, was moved to Old Friends in 2015. He quickly became a popular attraction at Old Friends, as a rare representative of a mare who, in 1980, was only the second filly to win the Kentucky Derby.

“He was as kind and as sweet and as gentle and as intelligent as any horse we had,” Blowen said. “We moved him to the front of the farm because he was so beautiful and popular, and it certainly helped that he looked just like his mom.”
More: https://www.drf.com/news/genuine-reward ... sk-dies-25
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Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:08 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:50 pm
Victor Espinoza injured, Bobby Abu Dhabi perishes in morning accident at Del Mar
Jockey Victor Espinoza was injured and the stakes-winning sprinter Bobby Abu Dhabi perished in a spill Sunday morning at Del Mar.

Espinoza was working Bobby Abu Dhabi when the horse dropped suddenly and without warning nearing the end of a drill, apparently from a sudden cardiac event.

Espinoza was placed on a backboard and had his neck immobilized by paramedics. He was transferred to a waiting ambulance and was taken to Scripps La Jolla Hospital.

Espinoza appeared able to move his extremities but was complaining of shoulder pain and was grimacing while being loaded into the ambulance.

Bobby Abu Dhabi, 4, was third in the Grade 2 True North Stakes at Belmont Park in his last start on June 8. He won the Grade 2 Kona Gold earlier this year at Santa Anita and also was second in the Grade 1 Triple Bend. He was trained by Peter Miller.
http://live.drf.com/nuggets/43872-victo ... at-del-mar
I wonder if it didn't have something to do with the effects from the SLR fire he went through...

Jeremy Balan Verified account @BH_JBalan
Chuck Winner just said the necropsy on Bobby Abu Dhabi has not been completed and that there's a "good chance" the horse didn't die of a heart attack. This was in response to a public comment about the use of Roundup at the racetrack.
10:01 AM - 23 Aug 2018

Jeremy Balan Verified account @BH_JBalan
13m13 minutes ago
Talked to CHRB equine medical director Rick Arthur about this during the break. He said he was "surprised" Winner disclosed this about Bobby Abu Dhabi, because there findings so far are "preliminary." Arthur would not disclose further details on what the cause of death might be.
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Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:12 pm

The track uses Roundup!?!? :shock: I hope that's not true. :(
That poison has already been found to cause cancer in humans. Using it around the track could harm anyone working there and, if it's toxic to people, it make sense that it would be to horses, as well.
People can be so stupid...and lazy. Let's poison everyone who comes in contact with this stuff, just so we can get rid of some weeds. :roll:
grumblegrumblegrumble :evil:
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Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:15 am

CHRB Chairman Sheds Light On Bobby Abu Dhabi's Death

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... abis-death

If TL;DR:

~ Espinoza says "I don't know who came up with the idea the horse had a heart attack," and claims to have heard the sound of a bone cracking
~ Espinoza also says that Bobby "didn't feel 100%" going into the workout
~ Chuck Winner says there's a "very good chance" Bobby did not die of a heart attack (as of now since the necropsy isn't complete)
~ Joanne Nor talked about the negative effects of a certain pesticide (which we know is a cancer causing agent) and this sparked the new discussion
~ Brian Trump won't comment until the necropsy is done
~ Peter Miller has no comment
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Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:53 am

This is too weird. I have one question- if the horse doesn’t feel right, why work him?
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