Retirements 2014

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ChampionCurlin
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:55 am

Aussie mare Snitzerland was retired in June - G1 winner of almost 2 million. She may visit Pierro whom she battled in the G1 Golden Slipper, losing by a half length.
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Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:33 am

Clenor has been retired and sold to IRE as a broodmare. Per Doug's Facebook page...

We know Clenor (IRE) aka Miss Piggy has a lot of fans, so we wanted to announce that she has been retired and sold to become a broodmare. Clenor will be leaving us soon for Ireland. Thank you for all the thrills, laughs and of course your piggy noises. You will be missed.
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Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:21 pm

This news makes my whole week.

From Teresa Genaro on FB: "Some pretty great news: Thanks to Deborah Jones, Greg Jones, Angelo Jilly DeFilippis (one of his former owners), and Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue, Coaltown Legend is on the van and on his way home. He'll be back at Akindale later today."

The 9yo gelding was training and running at PEN. But this is what he looked like 2 days ago at that track. Even other trainers were concerned.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:32 pm

second_glance wrote:This news makes my whole week.

From Teresa Genaro on FB: "Some pretty great news: Thanks to Deborah Jones, Greg Jones, Angelo Jilly DeFilippis (one of his former owners), and Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue, Coaltown Legend is on the van and on his way home. He'll be back at Akindale later today."

The 9yo gelding was training and running at PEN. But this is what he looked like 2 days ago at that track. Even other trainers were concerned.

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He does look a little worn out and could use a nice green pasture and grain to get him looking good. He should thrive at Akindale Farm!
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Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:20 pm

second_glance wrote:This news makes my whole week.

From Teresa Genaro on FB: "Some pretty great news: Thanks to Deborah Jones, Greg Jones, Angelo Jilly DeFilippis (one of his former owners), and Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue, Coaltown Legend is on the van and on his way home. He'll be back at Akindale later today."

The 9yo gelding was training and running at PEN. But this is what he looked like 2 days ago at that track. Even other trainers were concerned.

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And he ran less than a week ago in that condition? That's a skinny boy. Glad he is safe and I hope he sinks his head in his new food tub for long
spells this summer. Thanks for posting this s_g...

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Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:38 pm

Here's an idea. Take care of your horse, feed them well, take care of their physical well-being and they might run well. Especially an old warrior like Coaltown Legend who has been there, done that. I've seen some skinny racehorses, but he's NINE, he shouldn't look like that.
Thank God some people stepped up to help him out.
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Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:58 pm

^ Ditto this. :evil:
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Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:15 pm

Exactly.
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Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:42 pm

Izvestia wrote:Here's an idea. Take care of your horse, feed them well, take care of their physical well-being and they might run well. Especially an old warrior like Coaltown Legend who has been there, done that. I've seen some skinny racehorses, but he's NINE, he shouldn't look like that.
Thank God some people stepped up to help him out.
I'm pretty sure it was the recent photos, like this, that sent a former owner ballistic and really got things happening (people had been working on this for some time, though). The good news is the folks at Aikindale say it'll only take about 6 weeks to get him back to a healthy weight. (Assuming, of course, there's no underlying condition.)
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Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:58 pm

second_glance wrote:
Izvestia wrote:Here's an idea. Take care of your horse, feed them well, take care of their physical well-being and they might run well. Especially an old warrior like Coaltown Legend who has been there, done that. I've seen some skinny racehorses, but he's NINE, he shouldn't look like that.
Thank God some people stepped up to help him out.
I'm pretty sure it was the recent photos, like this, that sent a former owner ballistic and really got things happening (people had been working on this for some time, though). The good news is the folks at Aikindale say it'll only take about 6 weeks to get him back to a healthy weight. (Assuming, of course, there's no underlying condition.)
He deserves all that Aikindale has to offer. This is a good example of what is right with the business - people going out of their way to help a horse out - and what is wrong - a horse that doesn't need to be running in bottoms looking like sh*t.
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Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:56 pm

8yo It Happened Again was claimed away from Maggi Moss on July 15. She just posted on FB that she got him back and has retired him. He is a hard-trying gelding: 51-14-4-9, $695,699. GS winner.
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Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:39 pm

GREAT NEWS! I have been following this classy gelding since he got claimed from Terry Jordan by Moss back in October of 2010 for $20,000.
He has more than earned that back, with 10 wins (including a win in the G3 Razorback H. in 2011). He is all class.
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Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:42 am

Here's the backstory, or at least part of it, on the retirement of Coaltown Legend: http://offtrackthoroughbreds.com/2014/0 ... gend-home/
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Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:19 pm

Donna Keen ‏@donnakeen 50m
My favorite warrior racehorse DEPUTIFORMER has been officially retired. 16 wins, $630k in earnings, rank 10th in country for wins last year.
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Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:23 pm

He goes out a winner too. :D
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Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:12 pm

Steve Sherack ‏@SteveSherackTDN 1m
Have just learned that champion She's a Tiger has been retired. Complete story in the works.
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second_glance wrote:Donna Keen ‏@donnakeen 50m
My favorite warrior racehorse DEPUTIFORMER has been officially retired. 16 wins, $630k in earnings, rank 10th in country for wins last year.
More great news! I've been following this tough, sound, and classy gelding since he won the Cup and Saucer at 2, in 2007.
Keen has had him awhile, and he took good care of him. The horse had been working steadily, and running competitively - a sign that he was happy and healthy at the age of 9.

Any word on where he is going? If he has a home?
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Izvestia wrote:
second_glance wrote:Donna Keen ‏@donnakeen 50m
My favorite warrior racehorse DEPUTIFORMER has been officially retired. 16 wins, $630k in earnings, rank 10th in country for wins last year.
Any word on where he is going? If he has a home?
He's going back to his owners' farm in Cleveland, NC.
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Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:29 pm

Yay! Sounds like they really care about him. I went and read Donna Keen's Twitter comments. So happy he's being cared for.
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