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Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:09 pm

genuinerizk wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:32 am
The Portland Meadows list is up on Horse Racing Wrongs, and Memphis Mobster is indeed gone, from a fractured pastern. Rip sweet old horse, wish he could have enjoyed a long retirement.
Awful. Saw him many times at Emerald Downs, very nice horse. RIP Memphis Mobster.
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Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:46 pm

genuinerizk wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:32 am
The Portland Meadows list is up on Horse Racing Wrongs, and Memphis Mobster is indeed gone, from a fractured pastern. Rip sweet old horse, wish he could have enjoyed a long retirement.
Sorry to hear about Memphis Mobster. He showed up in this thread quite often. The only thing that gives me pause about I'lbeamonkeysuncle is that his misfortune occurred this year, and I think the HRW report covers only the 2018 calendar year. We'll hope for the best though.

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Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:06 pm

WarBiscuit wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:26 pm
10yo h Vedelago (Red Clubs - Queen Shy, by Marju), 1st at Turfway Park (3/2/19). 50 - 13-5-6, $512,071.
How did an Irish-bred Italian G1 winner wind up in $5k claiming races at Turfway? And intact, no less.
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Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:43 pm

WarBiscuit wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:46 pm
genuinerizk wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:32 am
The Portland Meadows list is up on Horse Racing Wrongs, and Memphis Mobster is indeed gone, from a fractured pastern. Rip sweet old horse, wish he could have enjoyed a long retirement.
Sorry to hear about Memphis Mobster. He showed up in this thread quite often. The only thing that gives me pause about I'lbeamonkeysuncle is that his misfortune occurred this year, and I think the HRW report covers only the 2018 calendar year. We'll hope for the best though.

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Sorry WarBiscuit- I’ve lost track of time and didn’t even pay attention to that having happened this year with I’llbeamonkeysuncle. For some reason I thought that was last year also.
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:26 am

Miss Woodford wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:06 pm
WarBiscuit wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:26 pm
10yo h Vedelago (Red Clubs - Queen Shy, by Marju), 1st at Turfway Park (3/2/19). 50 - 13-5-6, $512,071.
How did an Irish-bred Italian G1 winner wind up in $5k claiming races at Turfway? And intact, no less.
I was wondering if anyone else would notice that. Looks like he was a pretty decent racer in his first few seasons in Italy. Appears that the owner brought him over here expressly to dump him, and the rather alarming drop in price in his first 5 races at Gulfstream prior to being claimed bear that out. Some interesting stories, to be sure, behind some of these old timers...

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Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:43 pm

The Equine Triumphant:

10yo m Previous Honor (Congressional Honor - Previous Selection, by Tank's Number), 1st at Sam Houston (3/6/19). 77 - 14-18-10, $401,571. MSP.

10yo g Jonny's Choice (Unusual Heat - Knows No Bounds, by Boundary), 1st at Turf Paradise (3/6/19). 68 - 15-13-10, $318,940.

11yo g Batti Man (Manipulator - Siembra Pasion, by El Sembrador), 1st at Turf Paradise (3/5/19). 50 - 9-11-6, $310,045. GSP.

10yo g Bowman' s Beast (Bowman's Band - Show Biz, by Candy Stripes), 1st at Charles Town (3/8/19). 74 - 15-8-11, $480,290.

10yo g World Famous Sam T (Misty'sgoldentouch - Yo Sal, by Olympio), 1st at Fonner Park (3/9/19). 53 - 21-7-11, $243,849.

10yo h El Tovar (Decarchy - Mariah Renya, by Far North), 1st at Sunland Park (3/12/19). 42 - 8-2-8, $256,434.

10yo g Brass Buckle (Proud Citizen - Barnsy, by Langfuhr), 1st at Mahoning Valley (3/13/19). 91 - 15-15-17. Claimed.
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Placed:
Nin's Thermometer - 10g, Springcourt - 11g, Dreamcatcher - 10g, Prom Theme - 10m, Crooked As Can Be - 10g,
Turco Bravo - 10g.
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3rd:
Mandated Bliss - 11g, Watch My Smoke - 11g, I Wanda Win - 10g, No Rain No Rainbow - 11g, Administer - 10g,
Como Se Llama - 10g, Dreams and Beers - 10g.

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A few tired old War Horses are entered at Camarero on March 17th in Race 4: 12yo g Reservado (103rd start), 13yo m Princesa Dorada (128th
start) and 10yo g Oceanico (only his 91st start). Good luck to these old birds.

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