In Memoriam 2019

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Sparrow Castle
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Yesterday at 11:22 AM ·
Sadly, we lost Ready's Rocket today to laminitis. The son of More Than Ready was a rock star at Churchill Downs--holding the record there for all-time number of wins--and a rock star in retirement bringing joy to his friends and fans. Special thanks to co-owner /trainer Tim Glyshaw for entrusting us with his shining star these past years. Godspeed, little Rocket. (Photo: Laura Battles)
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TapitsGal
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Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:09 pm

Arms Runner at Santa Anita broke down in the San Simeon stakes and euthanized
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Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:26 am

RIP Arms Runner.
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:39 am

RIP Champion Japanese filly Vodka from laminitis. I'm sure someone can find a better link than me
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:39 am

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20 ... sp/097000c

there's this one, a little bare bones but...
BaroqueAgain1
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:27 pm

OH NO!!
I was a big fan of hers when she was racing. The big gal was one of the best turf fillies I've ever seen.
This is a terrible loss. :(
I hope her Frankel offspring inherit her qualities.
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Sparrow Castle
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:40 pm

Very sad to see this. Rest in peace, Vodka. This article doesn't add much detail...

Legendary Japanese racemare Vodka succumbs to laminitis at 15
Vodka, a three-time champion in her native Japan, has died after vets were unable to save her after she developed laminitis.

The daughter of Tanino Gimlet, who was 15, was at stud in Newmarket.

Trained by Katsuhiko Sumii for owner Yuzo Tanimizu, Vodka earned the first of her seven Grade 1 victories at two when she landed the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies.

In the following year she became only the third filly in history to win the Japanese Derby.
https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/b ... -15/374008
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:27 pm

I'm gutted. She basically made me a fan of Japanese racing... gutted. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:29 pm

What a staggering loss! Condolences to you and all her other friends and fans and connections. A gorgeous, gorgeous girl with blazing speed.
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Sparrow Castle wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:40 pm
Very sad to see this. Rest in peace, Vodka. This article doesn't add much detail...

Legendary Japanese racemare Vodka succumbs to laminitis at 15
Vodka, a three-time champion in her native Japan, has died after vets were unable to save her after she developed laminitis.

The daughter of Tanino Gimlet, who was 15, was at stud in Newmarket.

Trained by Katsuhiko Sumii for owner Yuzo Tanimizu, Vodka earned the first of her seven Grade 1 victories at two when she landed the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies.

In the following year she became only the third filly in history to win the Japanese Derby.
https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/b ... -15/374008
Tanimizu said: “It's sad to lose Vodka but I'm grateful for all the great memories she gave me. She won seven Grade 1 races that I remember fondly, particularly the successes in the Derby and the Tenno Sho (Autumn) when the result was a photo finish and not announced for 13 minutes.
She became a legend as she won the Japanese Derby.

-- replay of the Japanese Derby 2007 (Japanese - full version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gyzlfxn139I


Many racing fans still talk about the rivalry between Vodka and Daiwa Scarlet.
And that Tenno Sho Autumn has been remembered as one of the best races in the Japanese racing history.

-- replay of the Tenno Sho Autumn 2008 (Japanese - full version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQOKqAbRqWM&t=183s
lurkey mclurker
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:33 pm

tachyon do you know if she foaled this year?
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:03 pm

Lurkey, according to this RacingPost article posted over in the Broodmares thread, she had a Frankel filly this past January. Hopefully, the filly is old enough to do well without her mom, or maybe she has been placed with a nurse mare.
https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/b ... -15/374008
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:14 pm

Trevor McKee who trained the great Sunline has passed away after a long illness at the age of 81. He was well loved and respected by everyone and was always happy to smile and chat to even the lowliest workers of other trainers. There are many people in tears at the races today.
His son and former training partner Stephen has horses entered tomorrow. May they run well in his memory https://www.racingnews.co.nz/blog/post/ ... vor-McKee/
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:38 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:03 pm
Lurkey, according to this RacingPost article posted over in the Broodmares thread, she had a Frankel filly this past January. Hopefully, the filly is old enough to do well without her mom, or maybe she has been placed with a nurse mare.
https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/b ... -15/374008
Ah, thank you for pointing that out. I hope she does well, it's a bit of consolation at least. :(
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:35 pm

Up For Review was fatally injured in today's Grand National after being brought down at the first fence by Vintage Clouds....Tiger Roll won the race. Up For Review is the Nationals first fatality since Synchronised and According to Pete in 2012
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:42 pm

Memorial for VODKA at what I'm assuming is a statue that had already been there.

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https://twitter.com/Rei7290/status/1114346945982525440
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lurkey mclurker
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:02 pm

Yes the statue was already there; however on today's (Saturday) JRA card at I think five tracks, they are dedicating one race at each in Vodka's memory so fans have brought flowers and offerings. It's a common practice in Japan which I think is lovely. 8-)
tachyon
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Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:03 am

Vodka's statue has been located at Tokyo Racecourse. 8-)
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Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:01 am

TapitsGal wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:35 pm
Up For Review was fatally injured in today's Grand National after being brought down at the first fence by Vintage Clouds....Tiger Roll won the race. Up For Review is the Nationals first fatality since Synchronised and According to Pete in 2012
Was he the one who fell early and as far as I could see did not get up? I know they re-routed the field later. I could hardly watch--amazing if that was the only fatality. Even worse if he didn't make his own problems but was interfered with by another. :cry:
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Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:54 pm

Yes that was him sadly
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