In Memoriam 2014

firehorse
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Fri May 02, 2014 11:03 pm

serenassong wrote:Not a TB, but the great Moni Maker has passed while recovering from colic surgery at New Bolton. She was 21, one of the best harness mares ever- and survived a barn collapse a few years back. Her last foal is being carried via another mare from embryo transplant. May she R. I. P.
http://standardbredcanada.ca/notices/5- ... 0.facebook
RIP Moni Maker :(
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PONYRCR
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Sat May 03, 2014 9:03 pm

Canadian Winner was euthanized after breaking down in the 13th at CD. As per a Tweet I just saw from David Grening "Spill update 2/2 Canadian Winner (Lukas) suffered fatal injury to left front ankle. Appealing Alex (Zito) vanned off as courtesy, appears OK"
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ChampionCurlin
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Sat May 03, 2014 9:13 pm

PONYRCR wrote:Canadian Winner was euthanized after breaking down in the 13th at CD. As per a Tweet I just saw from David Grening "Spill update 2/2 Canadian Winner (Lukas) suffered fatal injury to left front ankle. Appealing Alex (Zito) vanned off as courtesy, appears OK"
Oh no. Very sorry to hear this. I had Canadian Winner in my VS. RIP :( Glad everyone else is ok.
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Sat May 03, 2014 10:10 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:The great trotting mare, Moni Maker, has died from complications of colic surgery.
http://www.drf.com/news/harness-two-tim ... maker-dies
serenassong wrote:Not a TB, but the great Moni Maker has passed while recovering from colic surgery at New Bolton. She was 21, one of the best harness mares ever- and survived a barn collapse a few years back. Her last foal is being carried via another mare from embryo transplant. May she R. I. P.
http://standardbredcanada.ca/notices/5- ... 0.facebook
Equidia (French) has also posted a wonderful write-up about Moni Maker, giving a tribute to the great trotting mare.
She was very popular in France, too, as she became the first American trotter to make the Prix d'Amerique - Prix de France double.

http://www.equidia.fr/live/disparition- ... moni-maker
(this link includes the replay of the Prix d'Amerique)

May she rest in peace.
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Sun May 04, 2014 12:20 pm

ChampionCurlin wrote:
PONYRCR wrote:Canadian Winner was euthanized after breaking down in the 13th at CD. As per a Tweet I just saw from David Grening "Spill update 2/2 Canadian Winner (Lukas) suffered fatal injury to left front ankle. Appealing Alex (Zito) vanned off as courtesy, appears OK"
Oh no. Very sorry to hear this. I had Canadian Winner in my VS. RIP :( Glad everyone else is ok.
I saw that race, it was sad, he was up towards the front running well and then all of the sudden he just started dropping back and then to me it seemed like the hind end not the
front end, the horse behind him had no chance to get out of the way, Jon was trying to keep him on his feet but it was to bad. Wishing Jon a speedy recovery, my condolences to
the connection of CW and I hope the other horse is okay as well.
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Sun May 04, 2014 7:03 pm

Boston Chief - 5/3 Finger Lakes TRAINING - 9 year old gelding died on track of a heart attack.
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Mon May 05, 2014 11:12 am

Chelokee.

From U AZ's Equine Sciences Program FB page.

"Friday, May 2, 2014 we said good bye to one of the most amazing horses I have ever had the privilege of caring for and knowing, Chelokee. Over the past few months we were noticing a tiredness about him that hadn't been there before. The fight was still there but his beautiful body was tired and giving out on him. This big hearted, intelligent, kind horse will be greatly missed. I love you Chelokee!"


Without their care, he would not have lived as long and as well as he did.
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Mon May 05, 2014 11:46 am

Even knowing he was on borrowed time, the news of his passing still brought tears to my eyes. RIP Chelokee, your fans will long remember you.
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Mon May 05, 2014 11:55 am

3 year old gelding Zion Hill broke down in his first start last night R6 at Mountaineer.
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Mon May 05, 2014 1:26 pm

second_glance wrote:Chelokee
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Mon May 05, 2014 1:39 pm

Catalina wrote:Even knowing he was on borrowed time, the news of his passing still brought tears to my eyes. RIP Chelokee, your fans will long remember you.
Someone said he was injured on May 2, 2008 -- so he lived 6 years to the day.
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Mon May 05, 2014 2:59 pm

second_glance wrote:
Catalina wrote:Even knowing he was on borrowed time, the news of his passing still brought tears to my eyes. RIP Chelokee, your fans will long remember you.
Someone said he was injured on May 2, 2008 -- so he lived 6 years to the day.
Watched the race, the Alysheba, when he was injured and feared the worst at the time. Many thanks and condolences to his connections and all who cared for him - they did a great job. Hopefully his foals will make him proud...
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Mon May 05, 2014 10:45 pm

What was wrong with him (Chelokee) that he was euthanized? I thought he was doing good. Wasn't he breeding there? Did he develop the dreaded "L" or "C"? Sad, sad, news. RIP boy.
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Tue May 06, 2014 12:26 am

EquineAnne wrote:What was wrong with him (Chelokee) that he was euthanized? I thought he was doing good. Wasn't he breeding there? Did he develop the dreaded "L" or "C"? Sad, sad, news. RIP boy.
From UAZ EQuine Sciences Program FB page: "it was his previous injury to the right front which caused him to have problems in his left front and the pain in both just finally became to much for him."

For those who may not remember, Chelokee badly dislocated his right ankle in the 2008 Alysheba, straining all the soft-tissue support. As a result his ankle was fused. One of the reasons he went to Arizona, I believe, was the hope that the dry warm air would be better for his joints. But pain management was often a necessity.
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Tue May 06, 2014 11:40 am

They did a wonderful job with him. I can't imagine the heartbreak they are going through.

RIP Chelokee.
Once upon a time there was a horse named Kelso.
But only once. ~Joe Hirsch
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Thu May 08, 2014 7:44 pm

Nightfall - SA R5 - Severe breakdown on turn.
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Fri May 09, 2014 8:18 am

Barn fire overnight on Rice Road behind Keeneland has killed 8 TBs, reports say. Little is known right now. The property is owned by John Ward, but leased. Some report two other horses in an adjacent, smaller barn were saved. This is not LoPresti's barn -- his horses are fine.


http://www.kentucky.com/2014/05/09/3234 ... -fire.html

This article says the trainer was Gerry Carwood, and he was able to save 2 foals.

http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/Hors ... 84661.html
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Fri May 09, 2014 8:52 am

So sad. I'm glad the trainer was able to save a couple. I can't imagine what he must be feeling.
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Fri May 09, 2014 3:24 pm

I so hate whenever I read about a fire. May those poor horses RIP and my sincere condolences to all of their connections...
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