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Re: Deep Impact was put down

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:18 pm
by Private Thoughts
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.

Re: Deep Impact was put down

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:47 pm
by prides2259
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

Re: Deep Impact was put down

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:24 pm
by Private Thoughts
That’s exactly what I told my husband, that it sounded similar to what happened to Seattle Slew.

Re: Deep Impact was put down

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:22 pm
by Flanders
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???

Re: Deep Impact was put down

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:52 pm
by sweettalk
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Re: Deep Impact was put down

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:28 pm
by Starine
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.

Re: Deep Impact was put down

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:57 am
by Palace Malice
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.

Re: Deep Impact was put down

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:45 am
by tachyon
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

Re: Deep Impact was put down

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:06 am
by uma_nosuke
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.

Re: Deep Impact was put down

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:16 pm
by lurkey mclurker
via @nabecci, a beautiful tribute to Deep Impact at Northern Horse Park, where his dam Wind In Her Hair (IRE) is pensioned.
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Re: Deep Impact was put down

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:14 am
by Ridan_Remembered
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.

Re: Deep Impact was put down

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:26 am
by Treve
Stunned silence.

Re: Deep Impact was put down

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:10 pm
by lurkey mclurker
Racetracks in Japan are hosting memorials for fans of Deep Impact this weekend...

via @buena_vista23
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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
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https://www.racingpost.com/news/interna ... pan/393856