In Memoriam 2014

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Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:19 pm

Incredibly sad about Quick Money, who was a hard-knocking warrior. :( What a terrible way for him to go. And Half Nelson :( RIP boys
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Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:36 pm

Terrible accident, RIP Half Nelson and Quick Money. Any word on the other riders? Angel Serpa's fall looked bad and he was the first to go down, looked like he was laying right in the path of the other two horses that fell.
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Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:42 pm

Warrior's Hero was euthanized after pulling up in the 3rd at Aqueduct yesterday. Shattered his knee, his connections are devastated.
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Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:56 pm

Mintano wrote:Warrior's Hero was euthanized after pulling up in the 3rd at Aqueduct yesterday. Shattered his knee, his connections are devastated.
From Michael Wilson's Facebook page:
Yesterday was one of the worst days of my life. Something I hoped would never happen during my training career. During the 3rd race at Aqueduct, Warrior's Hero had just circled the field, looked like he was going to draw clear, and then all of a sudden was pulled up. By the time I had run down to the ambulance I heard the worst news possible, his knee was shattered. After speaking with the jockey, he said the horse was moving great and then felt like he stepped in a hole. This horse belonged to my future father in law and was a devastating day for my fiancé and I. We brought him back to the barn made him comfortable and took radiographs. The images showed three out of the six carpal bones were in pieces. Nothing could be done. All of the staff said their goodbyes, as Warrior's Hero was the barn favorite and supposed to become another stable pony upon retirement. I held him in my hands as my fiancé euthanized him. It is something I would never wish upon anybody. There is no closure for something like this but I am committed now more than ever to do what is right for every horse under my care. R.I.P Warrior's Hero. You are still loved and terribly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting you.
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Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:05 pm

Been a rough couple of days. RIP to Hurta, Half Nelson, Quick Money, and Warrior's Hero.

I feel bad for all of the connections, but especially for Michael Wilson. He is truly one of the good guys in this business, and his
passion for, and dedication to his horses is unsurpassed. We need a whole lot more like him...


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Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:21 pm

I second that about Michael Wilson!!!
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Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:30 pm

Mintano wrote:Terrible accident, RIP Half Nelson and Quick Money. Any word on the other riders? Angel Serpa's fall looked bad and he was the first to go down, looked like he was laying right in the path of the other two horses that fell.
I heard that Angel Serpa and Israel Rodriguez both walked away, apparently uninjured.

What a shame about Warrior's Hero. Yes, it's been a rough couple of days. So sorry for all those feeling the loss of these horses.
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Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:51 am

Very touching comments by Michael Wilson, sorry for your loss. As well as all the other connections to the other horses who met their fate. A terrible loss and experience for all involved with racing and fans. May you have a new rising star in your stable to bring back up your enthusiasm.
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Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:46 am

Jacaranda Cat brokedown fatally at Turf Paradise yesterday (12/6)
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Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:30 pm

From GG minutes-
Euthanized/Died –
11-21-2014 Smarts The Pony (Tr. H. Fowler) sick; Pleasanton
11-16-14 Surviving Kandy (Tr. V. Farris) fell at wire – fractured left shoulder; Training
Euthanized/Died – 11-29-2014 Sunny One (Tr. A. Sywak) found dead in stall

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Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:39 pm

Just read that multiple graded stakes winner Sage Valley collapsed after the finish in the 8th at Aqueduct today (he finished 4th) and died of an apparent cardiac event :(
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Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:42 am

BlindLucky wrote:Just read that multiple graded stakes winner Sage Valley collapsed after the finish in the 8th at Aqueduct today (he finished 4th) and died of an apparent cardiac event :(
How sad :-( :-( :-(
He was a joy to watch. RIP Sage Valley
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Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:44 am

Here's a picture of him posted by Barbara Livingston

https://twitter.com/DRFLivingston/statu ... 40/photo/1
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Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:54 pm

Not in the NYRA database yet but I've heard from several sources that Ludo Bagman was euthanized after pulling up in the 1st at Aqueduct. Another Jacobson fatality.
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Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:42 pm

Unfortunately this is probably accurate. It's all over twitter.
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Fri Dec 12, 2014 4:11 am

@DRFDunleavy Ludo Bagman, pulled up in race 1 @TheNYRA , has been euthanized after injuring sesamoids in left front leg, per NYRA vet Anthony Verderosa.

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Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:46 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:New York stallion Disco Rico.
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... tis-battle
Fought the good fight- his body just gave out.
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