In memoriam 2015

carole
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Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:32 pm

That's so awful :( The outriders must get very attached to their companions on the track so to lose one must be absolutely devastating :(
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Sparrow Castle
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Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:22 am

E L M Retweeted Rae Guest Racing
A heartfelt tribute to Montecristo, who passed away last weekend @RaeGuestRacing
Yesterday my favourite horse, Montecristo, died aged 22. The bare statistics will tell you that he was a good racehorse, the winner of 19 races and over £100,000 with a highest official BHA rating of 93; sound and hardy, he won for 12 different jockeys, starting with Frankie Dettori and right downhill to me twice (my first two rides) and was most successfully ridden by Neil Pollard for whom he won three times. As with most statistics, this doesn’t start to tell the story.
http://www.raeguest.com/9-uncategorised ... ontecristo

California Chrome, out excercising with his companion and the winner of 18 races; 22 year old Montecristo. 21 Apr 2015
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BaroqueAgain1
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Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:20 pm

What a character. Kudos to Guest for saving and then giving a good home to a horse who sounded like he could be a handful.
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Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:48 pm

What a lovely tribute to the old warrior! RIP, Monte!
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Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:47 pm

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... euthanized

Tiago has been euthanized. Poor guy, sounds like he had a long battle.
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Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:02 pm

Champion Soviet Song has been euthanized at 15, another horse who apparently battled a chronic problem for years, although for the mare, it was her feet. The article doesn't say what her issue was, but I wonder if it was chronic laminitis?
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/blood ... ies-at-15/
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Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:47 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Champion Soviet Song has been euthanized at 15, another horse who apparently battled a chronic problem for years, although for the mare, it was her feet. The article doesn't say what her issue was, but I wonder if it was chronic laminitis?
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/blood ... ies-at-15/
From RP: http://bloodstock.racingpost.com/news/b ... 91470/top/
She was bred and raced by the Elite Racing Club and on Thursday the operation's spokesman Dan Downie said: "She's always struggled with her feet and it got to a point when they were just becoming unmanageable. She was constantly having abscesses and it was becoming more and more uncomfortable for her.

"I was in Kentucky for the Breeders' Cup and after a discussion with the stud's manager Suzy Fitzsimons, we both felt it wasn't fair to persevere with her. She was starting to lose weight and wasn't very comfortable, so it was for the best."
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Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:22 pm

Acadiana wrote:http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... euthanized

Tiago has been euthanized. Poor guy, sounds like he had a long battle.
Godspeed, Tiago.
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Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:23 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Champion Soviet Song has been euthanized at 15, another horse who apparently battled a chronic problem for years, although for the mare, it was her feet. The article doesn't say what her issue was, but I wonder if it was chronic laminitis?
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/blood ... ies-at-15/
And Soviet Song.
BaroqueAgain1
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Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:48 pm

Damn it...the reports were so positive after his surgery that I was believing that RC was going to get the long, happy retirement he deserved.
That dreaded one race too many...it takes so many horses. :(
TapitsGal
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Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:30 pm

Yes It's True euthanized after emergency colic surgery revealed perferorated intestine. Buried at three chimneys
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Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:16 pm

Sad about Yes Its True. He was a classy horse who sired a lot of classy horses too.
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Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:17 pm

horseracinghl ‏@horseracinghl 1h1 hour ago
Just off the phone with Headley Bell who said 20-yr-old Keeper Hill passed away quietly of natural causes, was buried by the office.

horseracinghl ‏@horseracinghl 1h1 hour ago
Headley Bell on Keeper Hill "We don't race very many, it was just an exception that we raced her. For her to be as exceptional as she was.."

horseracinghl ‏@horseracinghl 1h1 hour ago
..."That was just truly a gift. She has been with us for 20 years and it's been quite a life." Headley Bell re: Keeper Hill.

Edited to add story on Bloodhorse.
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... dead-at-20
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Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:12 am

RIP to Keeper Hill, she was so lovely.
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Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:00 pm

Reported on Facebook by Barbara Livingston that free house dam Fountain Lake is gone after a paddock accident
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Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:59 pm

Jay Privman ‏@DRFPrivman 1m1 minute ago
Kantina Kowgirl expired. Track vet, via stewards, suspects it was a cardiac event, but necropsy will be performed. #RIP #delmar

Jay Privman ‏@DRFPrivman 14m14 minutes ago
Kantina Kowgirl, 4th-place finisher in race 5, has collapsed near outer rail at clubhouse turn after unsaddled. There will be delay #delmar
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Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:09 am

27 Nov 2015 - R Free Roll - Tr. Danny Gargan, broke down during training-RH P1 Fx-euthanized. Investigation to follow - Belmont / training
MTO
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Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:19 am

Le Beau Bai wrote: R Free Roll
Oh Noooo! RIP R Free Roll.
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Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:00 pm

Three year old Jo Jo Cool, at Tampa Bay. Went down, taking #2 with him.

@TampaBayDownsFL 1h1 hour ago

Rider Jonathan Gonzales on way to hospital with ankle pain after spill in 3rd. #7 Jo Jo Cool euthanized; #2 Horn Buckle, jock Jesus Rios OK.
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