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by WarBiscuit
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Secretariat at 50...
Replies: 36
Views: 547

Re: Secretariat at 50...

Native Dancer deserved his popularity One of the best! Are there any other books about Native Dancer other than the fine little Thoroughbred Legends entry by Eva Jolene Boyd ? She was an extremely gifted writer and her other works about Assault and Exterminator are equally intriguing to me. Thought...
by WarBiscuit
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Secretariat at 50...
Replies: 36
Views: 547

Re: Secretariat at 50...

Native Dancer deserved his popularity One of the best! Are there any other books about Native Dancer other than the fine little Thoroughbred Legends entry by Eva Jolene Boyd ? She was an extremely gifted writer and her other works about Assault and Exterminator are equally intriguing to me. Thought...
by WarBiscuit
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: Horses kidnapped in Libya
Replies: 6
Views: 1075

Re: Horses kidnapped in Libya

A Very Traumatic End for Two Horses: Violence Continues at War-Battered AL Ahaab Stud in Libya https://www.paulickreport.com/news/bloodstock/a-very-traumatic-end-for-these-horses-violence-continues-at-war-battered-al-ahaab-stud-in-libya/ Sometimes words just fail. Pathetic and sad... WarBiscuit
by WarBiscuit
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: Random Retiree News
Replies: 228
Views: 74012

Re: Random Retiree News

April Fools joke from New Vocations. Look at the last page. https://www.newvocations.org/horses Had to take a look at who else was available after the last page, and discovered another candidate for the "Horrible Names" thread - Mrs. Stinkman. Looks like she raced on the big stage for a spell last ...
by WarBiscuit
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: Random Retiree News
Replies: 228
Views: 74012

Re: Random Retiree News

lurkey mclurker wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:52 pm
Hey I can afford Newt Stephens!

...I think maybe? :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: . Looks like he might come right to you if you have some food in your hand.

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by WarBiscuit
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Secretariat at 50...
Replies: 36
Views: 547

Re: Secretariat at 50...

Oh, give it a rest with the theatrics of how disappointed Secretariat would have been about this thread :roll: . It's one of the only times a thread on here has gone off topic in a polite way, and it's actually an interesting conversation. No one is forgetting Secretariat, but people are indeed all...
by WarBiscuit
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Secretariat at 50...
Replies: 36
Views: 547

Re: Secretariat at 50...

You truly become a legend when yours is a household name. Have any other horses reached that pinnacle? Possibly, Seabiscuit. Was Seabiscuit really the transcendent legend that the movie made him out to be? I was 18 when Secretariat won the Triple Crown and I'm pretty sure I knew that Man O' War had...
by WarBiscuit
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Secretariat at 50...
Replies: 36
Views: 547

Re: Secretariat at 50...

man o war came first, so there's something funny about him "the other" big red. I probably should have said "the original" Big Red ! When reading those superb Man o' War biographies by Cooper/Treat, Ours and Bowen, it seems that Riddle, Feustel and Loftus often just called him "Red". Either way, he...
by WarBiscuit
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Old Friends Virtual Tour Series...
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Old Friends Virtual Tour Series...

"Monday Mornings With Michael" kicks off today with Dinard and Archie's Echo.

www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/article ... our-series


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by WarBiscuit
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: Great read - food for thought: Blame the Breeder
Replies: 21
Views: 5109

Re: Great read - food for thought: Blame the Breeder

I've recently heard of breeders putting a note on papers that they will retire the horse on their farm. There was a specific example, but I forget who it was. If I can find it again, I'll post it. It's great if breeders can afford to do this. Has anyone else heard of this? I think it happens more o...
by WarBiscuit
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Secretariat at 50...
Replies: 36
Views: 547

Secretariat at 50...

I don't make it a habit of wishing horses a happy birthday, but today is surely a milestone. It seems like just yesterday to me that he was riding roughshod over his challengers in a thrilling Triple crown season - and now Secretariat is 50 years old today. Then again, I remember well as a boy when ...
by WarBiscuit
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Know Your Tracks
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Know Your Tracks

Many here have probably seen this site, but for those that have not, it is fun to peruse from time to time. Many of the runners over on the War Horse thread call some of these off the wall - bull ring affairs - home. I think Mylute mentioned that she had never heard of Rillito, and boom, here it is ...
by WarBiscuit
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: what tracks will be open after Sunday?
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: what tracks will be open after Sunday?

Kind of a day to day deal at this point. Oaklawn stays running unless they are forced to stop, Gulfstream and Tampa Bay are feeling pressure. Out west, Golden Gate, Los Alamitos, Fonner, Will Rogers Downs and Remington (QH meet) are all scheduled to run - for now. The last 3 are a bit off the beaten...
by WarBiscuit
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita to close ...
Replies: 77
Views: 1498

Re: Santa Anita to close ...

strange times con't.... The LA County Arboretum, situated across the street from @santaanitapark remains open to the GENERAL PUBLIC Anybody with a logical explanation that escapes me? Yeah, but the Arboretum library is closed until April 1st ! Must figure it's easy to keep your distance when you've...
by WarBiscuit
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: In memoriam 2020
Replies: 74
Views: 12426

Re: In memoriam 2020

TapitsGal wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:27 pm
Honest Man died of colic in Venezuela per a Facebook post by Fox Hill farm
Sorry to hear this news. Had a chance to see him a couple of times in the summer of 2008 at Monmouth. Decent horse.

RIP Honest Man. A long way from home.

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by WarBiscuit
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: A. P. INDY - R. I. P.
Replies: 10
Views: 663

Re: A. P. INDY - R. I. P.

Some nice words about A.P. Indy, and a wonderful picture of Asa Haley and his boy. A.P. looks like a woolly mammoth.

www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/article ... e-a-legend

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by WarBiscuit
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The WAR HORSE Chronicles
Replies: 1038
Views: 198952

Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Visitors to the Winners Circle: 10yo g Nuestra Senor (Leroidesanimaux - L'Hiver, by Hussonet), 1st at Camarero (3/8/20). 110 - 21-20-14, $171,030. 10yo g Stolen Love (Not For Love - Thief In Style, by Cat Thief), 1st at Penn National (3/13/20). 93 - 15-13-16, $516,990. SP. 10yo g Mr. Chow (English C...
by WarBiscuit
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Border Run is Thirty-One!
Replies: 35
Views: 3530

Re: Border Run is Thirty-One!

If you live in the greater Seattle area and want to practice social distancing. We’re having a very small, casual celebration for Border Run’s 32nd Birthday on Saturday at 10:30. I have plenty of Nitrile gloves and will serve some baked goods handled with said gloves.😉 If you’re interested, shoot m...
by WarBiscuit
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2020 Older Horses
Replies: 107
Views: 13102

Re: 2020 Older Horses

Noble Indy, the 2018 Derby prospect for Mike Repole, achieved one of his rare wins today in an AOC race at Gulfstream. He's been trying to unload him (ran today for a 75K tag, and prior to this back in November for 100K), but still no takers.

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by WarBiscuit
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: What Race Got You Into This?
Replies: 53
Views: 2273

Re: What Race Got You Into This?

My introduction goes all the way back to mid-century past. As a young boy, visiting with my maternal grandmother in Houston on a sultry afternoon in 1965, she asked if I might like to bet on who would win the Kentucky Derby on that day in May. Dug into my pocket and pulled out the only 5 cents I had...