Deep Impact was put down

User avatar
Private Thoughts
Posts: 454
Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:18 pm
Location: Kentucky

Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:18 pm

How sad such a wonderful stallion is gone so young. This life is such a fleeting moment in the grand scheme of things. But that doesn’t ease the hurt of losing such a special animal.
prides2259
Posts: 24
Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:22 pm
Location: NYS

Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:47 pm

From what I Have Read He Had Surgery on the 28 th of July today he was Unable to Stand
X Ray s Showed a FX of a Cervical Vertebra ( almost sound s like What Seattle Slew Had Done Years Ago )
Dam Shame
User avatar
Private Thoughts
Posts: 454
Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:18 pm
Location: Kentucky

Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:24 pm

That’s exactly what I told my husband, that it sounded similar to what happened to Seattle Slew.
User avatar
Flanders
Posts: 3086
Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:01 pm

Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:22 pm

Ziggypop wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:43 am
Too bad they didn’t have one of these. I am so sorry to all who loved and cared for him.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=awqHR2vNSOM
We don't know if they did or they didn't. They said he came out of surgery fine and didn't have complications until the following day. So how the hell would them having a recovery pool have helped on the 2nd day???
sweettalk
Posts: 2075
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:05 pm

Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:52 pm

(┛◉Д◉)┛彡┻━┻

┬─┬ノ( º _ ºノ)
User avatar
Starine
Posts: 4562
Joined: Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:39 am
Location: South Carolina

Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:28 pm

I wonder, of his many sons at stud (or who will go to stud at the conclusion of their racing careers), who will pick up the torch. So many group I winners.
User avatar
Palace Malice
Posts: 75
Joined: Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:03 pm

Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:57 am

Starine wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:28 pm
I wonder, of his many sons at stud (or who will go to stud at the conclusion of their racing careers), who will pick up the torch. So many group I winners.
I'd like to see Kizuna succeed at stud. He's beautiful and has a great pedigree on the dam side as well.
tachyon
Posts: 3833
Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:52 pm

Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:45 am

Northport wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:42 am

Was it ever explicitly stated that his ongoing neck condition was a result of covering 250+ mares for over 10 years in a row?
Today Mr Eisuke Tokutake, Shadai Stallions spokesman, didn't deny that possibility.
''We were trying to reduce his covering numbers by raising his stud fees. But we can't deny the possibility that his large book could result in his neck issue.''

Deep Impact covered 197 mares in 2018 following 231 in 2017.

per Hochi
https://hochi.news/articles/20190730-OHT1T50274.html
uma_nosuke
Posts: 249
Joined: Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:50 am

Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:06 am

The neck operation, as such done for the first time here in Japan, was reportedly lead by an experienced doctor from the US. So Mr Tokutake of the Shadai office said that the staff expected him to come back soon to his stall, but he didn't.

Mr Tokutake, with his eyes slightly bulging and dropping down to the floor, also explained about the last hours of the horse that he 'seemed to be obedient to his fate, not struggling, but just sleeping.' I am glad at that.

Just like our obscure pets, the horse has been a source of inspiration for lots of people, regular racegoers or not, with his whirlwind intertwined with various hardships in their private lives. This is why some major prime-time news channels chose his sudden death as the first topic of the day, with some of them even running a ten minutes long special feature on his legacy. It will be surely cherished for a long time to come. He was such a deep impact.
lurkey mclurker
Posts: 2586
Joined: Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:15 pm

Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:16 pm

via @nabecci, a beautiful tribute to Deep Impact at Northern Horse Park, where his dam Wind In Her Hair (IRE) is pensioned.
Image
User avatar
Ridan_Remembered
Posts: 1549
Joined: Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:15 pm

Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:14 am

lurkey mclurker wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:16 pm
via @nabecci, a beautiful tribute to Deep Impact at Northern Horse Park, where his dam Wind In Her Hair (IRE) is pensioned.
That is quite remarkable and touching. Thanks for sharing the photo with us.
User avatar
Treve
Posts: 4482
Joined: Fri May 08, 2015 5:12 pm

Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:26 am

Stunned silence.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
lurkey mclurker
Posts: 2586
Joined: Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:15 pm

Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:10 pm

Racetracks in Japan are hosting memorials for fans of Deep Impact this weekend...

via @buena_vista23
Image

Perhaps most fittingly, the JRA G3 Leopard Stakes at Nigata, run as a memorial to Deep Impact as well, was won by Hayayakko carrying the Deep Impact/Kaneko Mokoto Holdings colors.

via @knews_kobayashi
Image

https://www.racingpost.com/news/interna ... pan/393856
Post Reply