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Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:38 pm

13 yo g Bank of Dad came in 7th in Race 6 at Thistledown on August 1st, was claimed and retired. Happy Trails old man !


YAY = thanks for posting this = Hope he has a great home
May they run with the WIND
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Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:56 am

Bank of Dad is with me! What a great guy he is! Old Friends has agreed to take him - he will hopefully be moving there after the 24th- thank you, Old Friends, you will be getting a sweet old man. Thank you to the amazing Rose Smith, who's heart knows no bounds when it comes to retiring these wonderful horses, and for Mark and Rachael Maddox for helping out. Rose was also a major help in claiming Lady of Rivendell and Halos and Angels for retirements.
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genuinerizk wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:56 am
Bank of Dad is with me! What a great guy he is! Old Friends has agreed to take him - he will hopefully be moving there after the 24th- thank you, Old Friends, you will be getting a sweet old man. Thank you to the amazing Rose Smith, who's heart knows no bounds when it comes to retiring these wonderful horses, and for Mark and Rachael Maddox for helping out. Rose was also a major help in claiming Lady of Rivendell and Halos and Angels for retirements.
What a wonderful horse - THANK YOU@!
May they run with the WIND
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Recent Winners:

10yo g Star of Sarava (Sarava - J Star, by Arch), 1st at Delaware Park (8/11/18). 72 - 14-10-9, $258,731. MSP.

10yo g Watch My Smoke (Leestown - Starlight Wishes, by Carson City), 1st at Louisiana Downs (8/6/18). 70 - 19-13-10, $505,370. MSP.

10yo g Commander Sport (New Trieste - Ingenuous, by Deputy Commander), 1st at Louisiana Downs (8/6/18). 76 - 9-11-8, $105,068.

10yo g Diesel's Prize (Pure Prize - Whisperifyoudare, by Red Ransom), 1st at Columbus (8/10/18). 59 - 14-11-11, $237,972.

10yo g Guzzlingin (City Zip - Go For Bail, by Go For Gin), 1st at Tillamook Fair (8/8/18). 65 - 17-11-13, $61,045.

11yo m Bye Bye Hollywood (Gimmeawink - Squalling, by Beau's Eagle), 1st at Mountaineer (8/7/18). 85 - 13-21-13, $168,934.

10yo g Mrshakey (Top Hit - Almost, by Fool The Experts), 1st at Wyoming Downs (8/11/18). 35 - 9-13-3, $47,256.

10yo g Jaguar Ridge (Cactus Ridge - Jaguar Cielo, by Conquistador Cielo), 1st at Fairmount (8/14/18). 78 - 14-9-7, $136,270.

10yo g Four Left Feet (Trippi - Romance Dance, by Vision and Verse), 1st at Arlington Park (8/16/18). 80 - 13-17-10, $464,203. SW.

10yo m Looks Like Sis (Mutakddim - Ashley at the Gate, by Mt. Livermore), 1st at Presque Isle Downs (8/12/18). 86 - 10-9-18, $338,722.
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Placed:
Gussied Up - 10m, City Sage - 10g, Moments Notiz - 10g, Cozy Bar - 10g, Storm on Bye - 10m, Well's Gold - 10g,
Desani's Chance - 10h, Husker Ridge - 10m.
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3rd:
Runaway Pepper - 10g, Doinmysongndance - 10g, Storms Battle - 10g, Big Tall Paul - 11g, Coconut Joe - 10g,
A Moment in Time - 11g, Dancing At Dark - 10g, Freefourbelle - 10g, Lake Creek - 10g, Occasional View - 10g.


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Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:36 pm

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SMALL TOWN (2007 NY-bred G with 150-starts) ... first day of new life as an OTTB! He looks incredible, especially given all the racing he’s done🎉 Thank you to his breeder for caring about & supporting him through his transition to life off the track♥️😊@CaribbeanOTTB
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Shelley Blodgett @ShelleyBlodgett
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SMALL TOWN♥️ (2007 NY-bred G) made 150th & LAST start yesterday! His breeder contacted @CaribbeanOTTB in summer 2017 to ask CTA to help retire him. CTA contacted owner & trainer, & put him on Watch List, 15 starts & 2 hurricanes ago! His breeder was estatic to hear great news🎉
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Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:37 pm

Thanks, Sparrow Castle, for the good news about Small Town! He's been a frequent visitor to this thread for a few years now and deserves a long, healthy and happy retirement. Once again, CTA comes to the rescue and I can check another warrior off the watch list.

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Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:01 pm

Here's a little update on Cryptolight, a horse who I know has been mentioned on the War Horse thread before.

The son of turf champion Fantastic Light and two-time Ohio Horse of the Year and Champion Mare Crypto's Redjet (Cryptoclearance) put together a solid record of 81: 16-16-14 with earnings of $720,059. He won two stakes, and placed in 11. He even set a track record in 2008 for 1 1/16 miles at Presque Isle Downs at 1:43.08. Both Cryptolight and his dam were bred and campaigned by the late Paul R. Gutheil of Ohio.

He was retired and entered stud in 2017, for a fee of $1,500 in Ohio. According to the 2017 JC Report of Mares Bred, he did not get any mares in 2017, and Bloodhorse does not list a fee for him in 2018. I don't know his whereabouts or status as of August 21, 2018, but this is the last thing I was able to find. If anyone has the means to look into it (I don't), I'm sure everyone would appreciate it.

Here's his confirmation photo, complete with a cute fuzzy mane.
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Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:21 pm

Mylute wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:01 pm
Here's a little update on Cryptolight, a horse who I know has been mentioned on the War Horse thread before.

The son of turf champion Fantastic Light and two-time Ohio Horse of the Year and Champion Mare Crypto's Redjet (Cryptoclearance) put together a solid record of 81: 16-16-14 with earnings of $720,059. He won two stakes, and placed in 11. He even set a track record in 2008 for 1 1/16 miles at Presque Isle Downs at 1:43.08. Both Cryptolight and his dam were bred and campaigned by the late Paul R. Gutheil of Ohio.

He was retired and entered stud in 2017, for a fee of $1,500 in Ohio. According to the 2017 JC Report of Mares Bred, he did not get any mares in 2017, and Bloodhorse does not list a fee for him in 2018. I don't know his whereabouts or status as of August 21, 2018, but this is the last thing I was able to find. If anyone has the means to look into it (I don't), I'm sure everyone would appreciate it.

Here's his confirmation photo, complete with a cute fuzzy mane.
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I'm pretty sure he's standing at R.C. Cline Thoroughbreds in Orient, Ohio, along with Western Pride. Try e-mailing Bobby Cline Racing for his fee or other info. I know a filly by Cryptolight was delivered on March 2nd...

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Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:25 pm

WarBiscuit wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:21 pm
Mylute wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:01 pm
Here's a little update on Cryptolight, a horse who I know has been mentioned on the War Horse thread before.

The son of turf champion Fantastic Light and two-time Ohio Horse of the Year and Champion Mare Crypto's Redjet (Cryptoclearance) put together a solid record of 81: 16-16-14 with earnings of $720,059. He won two stakes, and placed in 11. He even set a track record in 2008 for 1 1/16 miles at Presque Isle Downs at 1:43.08. Both Cryptolight and his dam were bred and campaigned by the late Paul R. Gutheil of Ohio.

He was retired and entered stud in 2017, for a fee of $1,500 in Ohio. According to the 2017 JC Report of Mares Bred, he did not get any mares in 2017, and Bloodhorse does not list a fee for him in 2018. I don't know his whereabouts or status as of August 21, 2018, but this is the last thing I was able to find. If anyone has the means to look into it (I don't), I'm sure everyone would appreciate it.

Here's his confirmation photo, complete with a cute fuzzy mane.
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I'm pretty sure he's standing at R.C. Cline Thoroughbreds in Orient, Ohio, along with Western Pride. Try e-mailing Bobby Cline Racing for his fee or other info. I know a filly by Cryptolight was delivered on March 2nd...

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Oh, really? Maybe they just didn't report the mating to the Jockey Club then. Babies are good news.
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Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:54 pm

Today was Saratoga's NY-bred stakes day and before the featured 1 1/16-mile West Point on turf, one of the connections of 9-year-old Kharafa was interviewed. He sounded very nostalgic, and said that Kharafa was going to be retired at the end of this year and head off to Old Friends. Yep, it sounded like the venerable gelding was on the tail end of his career.
Then Kharafa came charging down the stretch past the leaders, with his head held high, and won the race. :o :lol:
Love it.
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Triumphant seniors:

10yo g Lagoon of Diamonds (Encosta de Lago - Nicole and Krista, by Machiavellian), 1st at Thistledown (8/18/18). 73 - 14-13-11, $151,730.

10yo g Husband's Folly (Decarchy - Sabella, by Atticus), 1st at Presque Isle Downs (8/19/18). 71 - 8-10-14, $424,106.

11yo g Union Bowman (Newfoundland - Incredibelle, by Personal Flag), 1st at Belterra (8/18/18). 89 - 21-11-14, $448,730.

10yo g Sons of Samcro (Lemon Drop Kid - First Light, by Salt Lake), 1st at Grande Prairie (8/18/18). 56 - 11/8/7, $89,225.

11yo m Magical Grace (Momentum - Clerical Error, by Kendor), 1st at Grande Prairie (8/19/18). 37 - 8-9-8, $24,385. (MX).

11yo g Toccet's Charm (Toccet - Ruler's Charm, by Capetown), 1st at Hastings (8/17/18). 100 - 23-19-17, $278,840. SW.

10yo g Do The Math (Flower Alley - Saucy Success, by Cherokee Run), 1st at Fort Erie (8/21/18). 80 - 21-18-11, $269,327.

10yo g Expecting Cash (Littleexpectations - Chenoa, by Wild Again), 1st at Presque Isle Downs (8/21/18). 65 - 18-11-10, $427,458. GSP.

10yo g El Seventyseven (Stormy Atlantic - La Sprezzatura, by Cozzene), 1st at Presque Isle Downs (8/22/18). 56 - 11-5-12, $380,473. SW.

10yo m Bye Bye Hollywood (Gimmeawink - Squalling, by Beau's Eagle), 1st at Mountaineer (8/22/18). 86 - 14-21-13, $172.762.

10yo m Lucky Melissa (Mobil - Expected Luck, by Valid Expectations), 1st at Fort Erie (8/21/18). 63 - 7-11-6, $345,631.
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Placed:
Smack Ridge - 10g, Lucky Lotto - 10g, Meet Me At Wilsons - 11g, Zooha's Last Baby - 10g, Metallic Mist - 11g,
Bold Wolf - 11g , Another Bumper - 10g, War and Thunder - 10g, Royal Renaissance - 10m, Tevez - 12g.
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3rd:
Gentleman Jackson - 11g, Senor Louie - 10g, Guzzlingin - 10g, General Day - 10g, Storm On Bye - 10m,
Ghostwalking - 11g, Captain Zippounas - 10g, Wicked Landlord - 10h, Latika Love - 10m, Out of the Clouds - 10g,
Catfeinated - 11g, Sweet Tigger - 11g.

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Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:30 pm

Trainer John Bridger calls time on Megalala career at age of 17
https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/ ... -17/344222
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Starine wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:30 pm
Trainer John Bridger calls time on Megalala career at age of 17
https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/ ... -17/344222
Wow. A flat racer at 17 - now that's a War horse. A horse half his age over here is beginning to get a bit long in the tooth. He still appears to be in very good shape,
and sounds like quite the character, as well. Oldest horse I remember racing in the states was Behavin Jerry who won a claiming race at 17 (307 starts!) in 1981 and lived into his 30's. And then there was Alpena Magic who they tried to race at 17 at Ellis Park - but was retired instead to become the parks ambassador. (Is he still alive?) Thanks, Starine, for posting this - and happy retirement to Megalala!

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Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:36 am

You're welcome. And thanks for sharing your memories of war horses past.
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Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:10 pm

He doesn't qualify as being a "War Horse" for his race record, but not sure where else to post this.

Desani's Chance (Leroidesanimaux x Mary Linoa), a 10 year old gelding, broke his maiden today at Arlington. He returned from a seven year layoff in July.
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Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:29 pm

Mylute wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:10 pm
He doesn't qualify as being a "War Horse" for his race record, but not sure where else to post this.

Desani's Chance (Leroidesanimaux x Mary Linoa), a 10 year old gelding, broke his maiden today at Arlington. He returned from a seven year layoff in July.
We were watching him closely today to see how he would do. It was hot enough on the track to melt brass doorknobs (to quote Mr. Twain), and some of the horses were showing it. Nice to finally break your maiden at 10, and after a 7 year layoff to boot, but to say that he is lightly raced would be a vast understatement - with 8 total starts! Anyway, good job by Desani's Chance, and anybody still racing at 10 automatically qualifies for a spot in the War Horse Chronicles no matter his race record.

Thanks Mylute for posting this!

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Smiling for the camera:

11yo g Sweet Tigger (Hold That Tiger - Sweet Elite, by Gilded Time), 1st at Columbus (8/31/18). 99 - 17-13-20. $145,465. MSP.

10yo g Surf N Ski (Unbridled Native - Oceans N Mountains, by Manila), 1st at Albuquerque (8/26/18). 46 - 19-4-6, $282,386.

10yo m Dawn Tera (To Teras - Elusive Dawn, by Elusive Quality), 1st at Ruidoso (8/26/18). 62 - 5-11-18, $111,964.

10yo g Jifquick (Limehouse - Jiffener, by Derby Wish), 1st at Timonium (8/26/18). 74 - 12-14-8, $266,648.

11yo g Papa Frita (Roaring Fever - Cinnamon Belle, by Belong to Me), 1st at Finger Lakes (8/29/18). 110 - 15-24-18, $197,369.

10yo m Yes It's Persia (Yes It's True - Frieda, by Local Talent), 1st at Presque Isle Downs (8/22/18). 78 - 14-8-13, $247,452.

11yo m Roaring Belle (Roaring Fever - Bellebottom Blues, by Cure the Blues), 1st at Finger Lakes (8/25/18). 104 - 11-16-22, $158,850,

11yo g Ridgeline (Rosetti - Heidi Ohio, by Avatar), 1st at Black Foot (9/2/18). 47 - 5-4-14, $26,238.

10 yo g Towns of Towns (Speightstown - Keepondealing, by Friendly Lover), 1st at Timonium (9/1/18). 81 - 19-11-11, $321,905.

10yo g General Day (For Really - Galpin Appeal, by Skip Trial), 1st at Lethbridge (9/2/18). 76 - 27-16-14, $134,777.

10yo g Justanotherbob (Game Plan - Sister Adiba, by Pirate's Bounty), 1st at Lethbridge (9/2/18). 71 - 11-11-12, $53,113.

10yo g Desani's Chance (Leroidesanimaux - Mary Lenoa, by L'Emigrant), 1st at Arlington (9/2/18). 8 - 1-3-0, $30,884. Maiden win.
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Placed:
Lucky Melissa - 11m, Thisladyisadiamond - 10m, Metallic Mist - 11g, Bigshotinthenews - 10g, Fur Lined - 12m,
Sweet Circle - 10m, Jaguar Ridge - 10g, Basketball Bella - 10m, Lake Creek - 10g, Candy Sweetheart - 10g,
Roll On Diego - 10g.

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3rd:
Robie The Cat - 10g, Straight Thunder - 12g, Including Gold - 10g, Freefourbelle - 10g, Southern Sunrise - 10g,
Bully Roll - 12g, A Moment in Time - 10g, Miracle in May - 12m, Sweet Tigger - 11g, Wicked Landlord - 10g,
Gunsmoke N - 11g (Claimed by Steve Asmussen).


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Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:34 pm

Update on Dubai favourite Reynaldothewizard. As expected, he has left Dubai for the (literal :lol:) greener pastures of one of Godolphin's other bases, specifically their Retraining Division in the UK.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... uhHGwMRpLE
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Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:10 am

WarBiscuit wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:24 pm
Starine wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:30 pm
Trainer John Bridger calls time on Megalala career at age of 17
https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/ ... -17/344222
Wow. A flat racer at 17 - now that's a War horse. A horse half his age over here is beginning to get a bit long in the tooth. He still appears to be in very good shape,
and sounds like quite the character, as well. Oldest horse I remember racing in the states was Behavin Jerry who won a claiming race at 17 (307 starts!) in 1981 and lived into his 30's. And then there was Alpena Magic who they tried to race at 17 at Ellis Park - but was retired instead to become the parks ambassador. (Is he still alive?) Thanks, Starine, for posting this - and happy retirement to Megalala!

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I loved reading this too. Loved his trainer speaking so fondly of him or giving him nearly al the credit for being so easy to train. I think he’s being modest, anyone who has a horse racing at 17 (or heck even competing at the highest level in equestrian sports) is one hell of a horseman.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:00 pm

CYPRESS, Calif. – Soi Phet finished sixth in Saturday’s $75,000 E.B. Johnston Stakes at Los Alamitos in what may have been the final start for the popular 10-year-old gelding.

Trainer Leonard Powell said on Sunday that Soi Phet will be turned out for the rest of the year. A decision on whether Soi Phet races in 2019 will depend on how he trains next spring.

Regarding a potential retirement, Powell said, “There is a possibility.”

“We’ll see if he wants to do it,” Powell said. “He’ll go on vacation. That was his last race of the year.”

https://www.drf.com/news/popular-geldin ... -it-career
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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