Mentor Cane

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Retrospectiv
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Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:57 pm

Was so saddened to hear the news today :cry:

http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoro ... uthanized/

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Raven
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Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:03 pm

RIP Poor little horse. He had so much talent!
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Ballerina
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Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:05 pm

Oh, dear. What a tragedy. So young with so much promise. R.I.P. and condolances to the connections and fans.
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Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:10 pm

I was shocked to see that on BloodHorse and at DRF earlier today. Heartbreaking, and a terrible shame.
I didn't really know that much about him until the Kings Bishop, but I sure took a shining to him after that brave race.
Poor guy seemed to have a bit of trouble on the turns, but took off like a rocket on the tangents. He was still learning,
and from one of the best teachers...

Condolences to Mr. Shirreffs, and to the Mr. and Mrs. Moss, and to everyone who took care of him.

RIP MENTOR CANE


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Life At Zen
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Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:12 pm

I was waiting for the In Memoriam thread to be restarted but here is as good as any.

To say I am heartbroken is not enough... Just devastated. I loved this boy.. And thought he was going to be John's next star... And a sprinter at that! A life cut way too short...
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Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:20 pm

Backside 55 has so many wonderful pictures put up of Mentor Cane. He was such a pretty guy. This is just heart-breaking.
https://www.facebook.com/Backside55
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Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:03 am

So gorgeous , so young , many tears ,RIP !
islandgirl45
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Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:53 pm

Man, what awful news. :( Thanks to those who posted photos of this gorgeous guy. RIP Mentor Cane.
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Kay16
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Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:47 pm

So so sad. What a beautiful, talented boy. So much potential there. Definitely once of the tougher losses lately, though they are all tough. :(
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Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:18 pm

What a handsome boy he was, and coming along so well - and then this. RIP Mentor Cane, and heartfelt condolences to all your connections and fans.
The Tin Man
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Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:25 pm

Truly tragic. Such a gorgeous horse with a ton of potential, that as happens too often, will remain untapped ... :(

Here's a really great pic a friend of mine took of Mentor Cane back in his SoCal days ...
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Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:12 am

Boy he was a handsome thing wasn't he?
barbaro111
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Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:58 am

I first became aware of this gorgeous horse when he ran in the King's Bishop: He stood out because of how beautiful he was and he ran a really good race. His name is also unusual. When I read he broke down and was euthanized I felt heartbroken. So much potential. I feel so very sad. RIP. Condolences to his connections who I know must be heartbroken.
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Man o Taz
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Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:24 pm

A blaze of glory on your nose
Richness of talent and so much hope
We will miss you Mentor Cane

Power and grace in each step
Strength and drive with each breath
We will miss you Mentor Cane

A gallop moving like the wind
The shutter's click his loyal friend
We will miss you Mentor Cane

Determination in his eyes
The heights of heaven where he now strides
I will miss you Mentor Cane
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Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:44 pm

Thank you for those words, Man o Taz. I wish that Shirreffs would move his string elsewhere. But, of course, I realize, breakdowns can happen anywhere.
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Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:10 pm

Catalina wrote:Thank you for those words, Man o Taz. I wish that Shirreffs would move his string elsewhere. But, of course, I realize, breakdowns can happen anywhere.
You are quite welcome and I wish the NYRA would take better care of their race tracks.

I am glad Mr. Shirreffs is in the east so I can see more of his horses in person.
And Allah took a handful of southerly wind, blew His breath over it, and created the horse.... Thou shall fly without wings, and conquer without any sword. Oh, horse.
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Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:00 pm

Man o Taz wrote:
Catalina wrote:Thank you for those words, Man o Taz. I wish that Shirreffs would move his string elsewhere. But, of course, I realize, breakdowns can happen anywhere.
You are quite welcome and I wish the NYRA would take better care of their race tracks.

I am glad Mr. Shirreffs is in the east so I can see more of his horses in person.
What are your suggestions? I'm curious to know what you think they're doing 'wrong' right now, and what they can do better.
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Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:14 pm

Man o Taz wrote:
Catalina wrote:Thank you for those words, Man o Taz. I wish that Shirreffs would move his string elsewhere. But, of course, I realize, breakdowns can happen anywhere.
You are quite welcome and I wish the NYRA would take better care of their race tracks.

I am glad Mr. Shirreffs is in the east so I can see more of his horses in person.
That remark is untrue and dumb. You should delete it.
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Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:17 pm

Catalina wrote:Thank you for those words, Man o Taz. I wish that Shirreffs would move his string elsewhere. But, of course, I realize, breakdowns can happen anywhere.
Does this mean that Shirreffs wouldnt have sent a sore horse out to the track every morning to train if he had been on the west coast still?
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Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:22 pm

This is not a great photo by any means but I took this at saratoga when we were lucky enough to see Mentir Cane in person. Man, he was a gorgeous boy. RIP Mentor Cane.


Sigh - can't seem to get the photo to upload. I see it in the draft, but not in the post. Help!
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