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Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:42 pm

Native Soleil (Patton x Chanson de Soleil, by Darn That Alarm) is available for adoption though CANTER Pennsylvania. He reportedly holds the record for most starts at Presque Isle Downs. This gray 13 year-old raced from age 2 to 12, and has a record of 81: 2-3-4 and $53,624 in earnings.

His dam made 50 starts and, according to Pedigree Query, was a "great mare" who also competed in barrel racing.

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Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:16 pm

Another war horse followed here. Last raced at Finger Lakes on 11/6/2018. Career: 150 starts, 16 - 25 - 38, $264,934.

Dawn Mellen (Facebook)
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February Monthly Grant
Gerda’s Equine Rescue

After the Finish Line awarded a grant in the amount of $1,650 for visual digital imagery (a high-tech X-ray), dental, and farrier for Straight Thunder.

Straight Thunder, a true racing warrior, retired from racing at the age of twelve. He raced 150 times with earnings of $264,934. This Florida bred raced at Finger Lakes in New York since 2013. He previously raced at seven other racetracks including Calder, Gulfstream Park, Monmouth Park, Meadowlands, Charles Town, Laurel Park, and Pimlico.

Straight Thunder requires a thorough vet assessment. He will visit Tufts Large Animal Sports Medicine Clinic for visual digital imagery (a high-tech X-ray) to view the bones in his legs and back. He has symptoms consistent with possible orthopedic-related pain and scaring on his back in the tack area.

The equine dentist who floated Straight Thunder’s teeth stated he had not had dental work in some years. Straight Thunder had pointed, damaged and uneven teeth combined with oral soft tissue ulcerations. His food is being soaked until his mouth heals.

Straight Thunder’s feet were in very poor condition. He had underrun heels (shod at a low angle), damaged frogs, quarter cracks and very thin soles. When the farrier first worked on his feet, he was only able to trim the front feet. He used support shoes with side clips and gel hoof pads. Straight Thunder was so sore that he could not tolerate holding his hind legs up for new shoes and pads so he was just trimmed. His feet have greatly improved and on the second farrier visit, the farrier was able to work on his back feet.
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Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:00 am

Thanks so much Sparrow Castle, for the report on Straight Thunder! We've sure followed him for a long time in this thread, and he was one that I was worried about - with all of that mileage. Sounds like he was about worn out and I'm grateful that he is safe now. Hopefully they get him back in complete good order very soon and he can settle in to a healthy, happy and comfortable retirement for many years to come. Thanks to all of those caring for him!

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Visitors to the Winners Circle:

10yo g Jomelo (Giacomo - Miracle Rose, by Awesome Again), 1st at Turf Paradise (2/5/19). 57 - 11-8-6, $444,717. MSP.

10yo g Arkansas Martini (Alyzig - Maggio, by Joy's report), 1st at Delta Downs (2/2/19). 88 - 10/13/18, $439,279, MSP.

10yo g Skiffs Brewmeister (Milwaukee Brew - City Skiff, by Slew City Slew), 1st at Turfway Park (2/2/19). 87 - 14-17-8, $234,792.

10yo g Googleado (Southern Halo - Goddess, by Mutakddim), 1st at Oaklawn Park (2/2/19). 42 - 12-3-4, $233,464. 6 wins in last 7 starts.

10yo m Yuma Thurman (Sea Of Secrets - Queens Over Jacks, by K One King), 1st at Turf Paradise (2/4/19). 78 - 11-17-7, $133,694.

10yo g Migiwewin (Flying With Eagles - Manoomin, by Basket Weave), 1st at Turf Paradise (2/5/19). 29 - 7-3-1, $40,253.

10yo g Classy Cove (Rockport Harbor - Classy Ensign, by Polish Navy), 1st at Portland Meadows (2/5/19). 82 - 17-9-11, $206,053. 4th consecutive win.

10yo g Sir Dadnger (Forest Danger - English Lady, by Miswaki), 1st at Rillito (2/9/19). 33 - 9-1-5, $34,012.
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Placed:
Marriage Fever - 10g, Pakal - 10g, Catfeinated - 12g.
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3rd:
Watch My Smoke - 11g (Claimed), James Lee - 10g, Copus - 10g, Anythingscookin - 10g, Buddy Be Good - 10g,
Hunterwood Point - 10h, Bobbygenesjustice - 10g, Dreamcatcher - 10g, Cozy Bar - 11g, Dimension - 10g,
Moments Notiz - 11g[/b, Barney Rebel - 11g, Dawn Tera - 11m, Surf N Ski - 11g.


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Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:12 pm

I'm never particularly unhappy to see older horses continue to ply their trade - as long as they are healthy and sound, well taken care of, and still able to compete. Every once in a while, I'll see an entry that seems a little suspect. This coming Thursday at Camarero (2/14) sees the return of 13yo mare Princesa Dorada.
She has not raced since last May when she finished 10th and last ("failed to menace") some 67 lengths back. Now she returns for her 126th start at Camarero.
It took nearly 60 starts for her to win her first race, and indeed, she has only visited the elusive winners circle 3 times in her less than illustrious career. Other than her age and racing stats, I don't know much about her (her name has appeared in this thread a few times). And I know nothing of the integrity of her racing connections.
I do know that the numbers tell a huge story however, and given her years and starts, surely she is bordering on being - if not altogether - worn out. I know that there must be many eyes on her, and hopefully, greediness will not do her in. Wishing Princesa Dorada the very best of luck on Valentines Day. BTW, her real birthday is actually January 1, 2006!

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Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:26 pm

This is something I've wanted to post here since I read the article on Thoroughbred Daily News one year ago this month, but at the time was unable to get an account. This horse did not run a hundred races, or run until he was 10, or so on, but he is still a war horse nonetheless.

Roxie's Ringer, if still alive past March 17, will become the oldest living thoroughbred on record at 39. Indeed, he was born on March 17, 1980. If still alive on the day I'm posting this, he is still the oldest known thoroughbred at the age of 38 years and 331 days. Even if he passed before this date, there is still a chance he broke Prospect Point's record of 28 years and 204 days.

Roxie's Ringer, like many long-lived thoroughbreds and war horses, comes from a humble background. Bred in Nebraska, he's a son of the unraced Right Combination (by Round Table) and the Nivrag mare Silver Beauty. Roxie's Ringer is his Ak-Sar-Ben stakes-winning mother's only produce to race. He has a record of 60: 4-4-6 with $16,100 in earnings.

Roxie's Ringer was saved from slaughter in 2002. His rescuer was told he was 17, but after flipping his lip and researching his tattoo, she discovered he was actually 22. I'm curious to know if he's still alive today, or if he isn't and broke the record regardless. By the way, I'm the one that added his page on Pedigree Query. He didn't even have one!

http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/sa ... ong-at-38/
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Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:13 pm

At the other end of the older racer spectrum from the above mentioned Princesa Dorada, is 10yo millionaire and turf specialist, Hogy.

Hogy is entered in the Colonel Power Stakes at the Fair Grounds this Saturday (2/16), after his 3rd place finish in the Frontier Utilities Turf Sprint at Sam Houston last month.

Colonel Power Stakes - Five and One Half Furlongs (Turf) - $75,000 Purse - Race 2 - 12:58 pm.

Go get 'em Hogy !

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Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:56 pm

WarBiscuit wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:12 pm
I'm never particularly unhappy to see older horses continue to ply their trade - as long as they are healthy and sound, well taken care of, and still able to compete. Every once in a while, I'll see an entry that seems a little suspect. This coming Thursday at Camarero (2/14) sees the return of 13yo mare Princesa Dorada.
She has not raced since last May when she finished 10th and last ("failed to menace") some 67 lengths back. Now she returns for her 126th start at Camarero.
It took nearly 60 starts for her to win her first race, and indeed, she has only visited the elusive winners circle 3 times in her less than illustrious career. Other than her age and racing stats, I don't know much about her (her name has appeared in this thread a few times). And I know nothing of the integrity of her racing connections.
I do know that the numbers tell a huge story however, and given her years and starts, surely she is bordering on being - if not altogether - worn out. I know that there must be many eyes on her, and hopefully, greediness will not do her in. Wishing Princesa Dorada the very best of luck on Valentines Day. BTW, her real birthday is actually January 1, 2006!

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Her trainer of record (last race) hasn't had any runners since 2015. Of course, it's possible that the owners gave the horse away and the new owner is thinking, golly she's a racehorse, let's race her. Either way, it does leave you with an uneasy feeling. Wishing her the very best luck.
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Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:23 pm

WarBiscuit wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:13 pm
At the other end of the older racer spectrum from the above mentioned Princesa Dorada, is 10yo millionaire and turf specialist, Hogy.

Hogy is entered in the Colonel Power Stakes at the Fair Grounds this Saturday (2/16), after his 3rd place finish in the Frontier Utilities Turf Sprint at Sam Houston last month.

Colonel Power Stakes - Five and One Half Furlongs (Turf) - $75,000 Purse - Race 2 - 12:58 pm.

Go get 'em Hogy !

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Love Hogy! Sounds like a good spot for him. He seems to be getting better going into his 3rd start after the 6 mos lay off.

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Earlier on the card, Michael Hui’s 10-year-old war horse Hogy will go for his tenth triumph at stakes caliber in the $75,000 Colonel Power Stakes.

The seasoned son of Offlee Wild won the 2017 edition of the Colonel Power and will be making his 55th career start in Saturday’s race. Three of his stakes wins were won at graded stakes level including his last trip to the winner’s circle in Gulfstream Park’s Grade III Canadian Turf Stakes. The only horse in the field with earnings at the seven-figure mark, Hogy has banked a total of $1,338,282 in lifetime earnings. Jockey Jose Ortiz will be aboard Hogy who breaks from post seven as the 5-2 morning line favorite. He is trained by Mike Maker.
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Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:58 pm

Along with Hogy, another old millionaire running this weekend is 11yo Slim Shadey, seeing if he can "right the ship" at Gulfstream in a claiming race.
His last few races haven't been the best and I'm just guessing that if he does not have a rejuvenation of the sap pretty quick, he can start planning his retirement.

Gulfstream Park - 2/17/19 - Race 8 - 3:39 pm - $31,000 Purse - One and One Sixteenth Miles on the Turf - Irad Ortiz up. $30K tag on SS.

Good Luck to Slim Shadey !

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WarBiscuit, I saw your post on Princesa Dorada, and saw her results last night. She beat one other horse. She was 78 lengths back when she finished, the horse she beat was 79 lengths back. Hopefully her connections decide to have some mercy on her and not put her through that again. Wonder if Caribbean OTTB has their feelers out for her to give her a soft landing, if needed.
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Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:03 pm
WarBiscuit, I saw your post on Princesa Dorada, and saw her results last night. She beat one other horse. She was 78 lengths back when she finished, the horse she beat was 79 lengths back. Hopefully her connections decide to have some mercy on her and not put her through that again. Wonder if Caribbean OTTB has their feelers out for her to give her a soft landing, if needed.
Yeah, unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) the results were just as I expected they would be. Appears that she just does not have the energy to compete anymore, and since she earns not one penny for the effort, I think it may be time to find a new job for the girl. Just my ever so humble opinion. I think Catalina may have been on to something when she mentioned new owners/connections, and giving her another shot at the track, so we'll see. And yes, I'd be willing to bet that many good and helpful souls are watching ever so closely...

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Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:04 pm

WarBiscuit wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:58 pm
Along with Hogy, another old millionaire running this weekend is 11yo Slim Shadey, seeing if he can "right the ship" at Gulfstream in a claiming race.
His last few races haven't been the best and I'm just guessing that if he does not have a rejuvenation of the sap pretty quick, he can start planning his retirement.

Gulfstream Park - 2/17/19 - Race 8 - 3:39 pm - $31,000 Purse - One and One Sixteenth Miles on the Turf - Irad Ortiz up. $30K tag on SS.

Good Luck to Slim Shadey !

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WarBiscuit wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:11 pm
genuinerizk wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:03 pm
WarBiscuit, I saw your post on Princesa Dorada, and saw her results last night. She beat one other horse. She was 78 lengths back when she finished, the horse she beat was 79 lengths back. Hopefully her connections decide to have some mercy on her and not put her through that again. Wonder if Caribbean OTTB has their feelers out for her to give her a soft landing, if needed.
Yeah, unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) the results were just as I expected they would be. Appears that she just does not have the energy to compete anymore, and since she earns not one penny for the effort, I think it may be time to find a new job for the girl. Just my ever so humble opinion. I think Catalina may have been on to something when she mentioned new owners/connections, and giving her another shot at the track, so we'll see. And yes, I'd be willing to bet that many good and helpful souls are watching ever so closely...

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Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:05 pm

Good old Slim Shadey (GB) ran his 79th race today at Gulfstream and finished second.

He’s in the Mike Maker barn.
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Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:26 pm

Smiling for the camera:

10yo g Burning Time (Burning Roma - Lil's Time, by Gilded Time), 1st at Camarero (2/8/19). 105 - 18-15-9, $265,387. GSP.

11yo g He's Very Rare (Unusual Heat - Grilltoperfection, by Perfect Mandate), 1st at Turf Paradise (2/10/19). 44 - 11-12-5, $243, 203.

10yo g Airborne Mark (Yonaguska - Lady Speaker, by Open Forum), 1st at Turf Paradise (2/13/19). 43 - 14-9-4, $76,276.

10yo g Press Baron (Kings Best - Esteraad, by Cadeaux Genereux), 1st at Golden Gate (2/15/19). 59 - 14-8-8, $283,052. GSP.

10yo g Silvanus (Decarchy - Woodland Ballad, by Woodman), 1st at Turf Paradise (2/16/19). 70 - 19-10-9, $184, 476.

10yo g Bowman's Beast (Bowman's Band - Show Biz, by Candy Stripes), 1st at Parx (2/19/19). 73 - 14-8-11, $465,590.

10yo g Pakal (Mass Market - Maudest, by Maudlin), 1st at Turf Paradise (2/18/19). 78 - 17-11-5, $135,702.
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Placed:
U S Citizen - 10g, Kitchen Boss - 10m, Classical Hy - 10g, Jennifer Doll - 10m, Dreamcatcher - 10g ,
Creative Thunder - 10g, Slim Shadey - 11g, Brass Buckle - 10g.

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3rd:
Arkansas Martini - 10g, Why Frank - 10g, Deputy's Command - 10g, Gold Man - 10g, Well's Gold - 11g, Heiko - 10g,
Eagle Screams - 10g, Invocation - 10g, Got Even - 10g.

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