Retirements 2014

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BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:25 pm

Regarding the White Witch...I mean Egg Drop...check out this photo of her in Kentucky. Duck, dude.
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RuffiantoRags
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Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:22 pm

I'm pretty excited that I can go visit him seeing Clermont Farms is only 1/2 hr away from where I live. Is he the first horse there or are there other notables already there?
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baitandswitch
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Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:13 am

RuffiantoRags wrote:I'm pretty excited that I can go visit him seeing Clermont Farms is only 1/2 hr away from where I live. Is he the first horse there or are there other notables already there?
Are you referring to Old Friends? They have a very nice website which lists the equine residents.
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baitandswitch
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Thu May 22, 2014 3:49 pm

Strong Mandate- to stud due to knee chip.
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Thu May 22, 2014 4:43 pm

baitandswitch wrote:Strong Mandate- to stud due to knee chip.
Well, that wasn't much of a career. I was hoping that he would have a good summer on the track...

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second_glance
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Fri May 23, 2014 10:04 am

From live.drf:

Champion sprinter Amazombie retired
By Steve Andersen

ARCADIA, Calif. - Amazombie, the champion sprinter of 2011, has been retired.

Trainer Bill Spawr said on Thursday that the 8-year-old Amazombie was scheduled to leave his stable at Santa Anita on Friday for a local farm, and that a year-long attempt at a comeback has been abandoned.

Amazombie won 12 of 29 starts and earned $1,920,378. He is best known for winning the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs. Amazombie finished eighth in his final start, the 2012 BC Sprint at Santa Anita. The final win of his career was the Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar in 2012, his seventh stakes win.

Owned by Spawr and Tom Sanford, Amazombie did not start in 2013 after he was involved in a training mishap at Hollywood Park last May when he nearly collided with a pony. Amazombie returned to training last summer, but the preparation was interrupted by minor setbacks.

“We gave him a chance a couple of times,” Spawr said. “He’d get a little sore, but he was never lame. We X-rayed him and there were no fractures, but the cartilage showed a little wear.

“He’s been so good to us. I didn’t want to go any farther with him. He had quite a following. People still ask me about Amazombie.”

Spawr said that Amazombie will be sent to Judd Morse’s farm in Southern California to begin his retirement.
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Fri May 23, 2014 12:02 pm

Congrats to Amazombie, and a great big thank you to Bill Spawr for retiring him.
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Fri May 23, 2014 7:40 pm

Awe, happy retirement to the Zombie. One of my favourites. I was kinda expecting this news when a start never seemed to be on the horizon.
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Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:05 pm

BC Champion Eldaafer has retired to Old Friends. Apparently joining him in retirement are members of his entourage -- 2 goats named Fred and Wilma. :mrgreen:


Photo via Nicholas Newman:

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OR their names are possibly Google and Yahoo! This is at OF todau.

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Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:29 pm

second_glance wrote:BC Champion Eldaafer has retired to Old Friends. Apparently joining him in retirement are members of his entourage -- 2 goats named Fred and Wilma. :mrgreen:


Photo via Nicholas Newman:

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OR their names are possibly Google and Yahoo! This is at OF todau.

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Awwwww. We really need a "Like" button on here.
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Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:59 am

Awww, so wonderful to hear about Eldaafer and Amazombie. Such hard trying old guys deserve long happy retirements.

Shame about Intense Holiday, he was a pretty decent horse. It'll be interesting to see where he ends up.
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second_glance
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Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:06 am

I think Eldaafer is happy to be at Old Friends. :mrgreen: Photo via Nick Newman:

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Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:06 pm

second_glance wrote:I think Eldaafer is happy to be at Old Friends. :mrgreen: Photo via Nick Newman:

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Did not catch which location at OF he is at... I am assuming KY? the area looks familiar since i havent been to the NY's OF
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Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:34 pm

flytpthestars wrote:
second_glance wrote:I think Eldaafer is happy to be at Old Friends. :mrgreen: Photo via Nick Newman:

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Did not catch which location at OF he is at... I am assuming KY? the area looks familiar since i havent been to the NY's OF
Yes, he's at the Kentucky farm.
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Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:34 pm

He looks a bit awkward there like he either doesn't know how to buck & kick at the same time or else he has a back issue.
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Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:00 pm

Apparently Teaks North has been retired. He ran for a $25k tag last out. He'll be adopted out to a new home once he's given some time off.
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BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:11 pm

Excellent news...he was an good, honest horse, who deserves a happy retirement while he's still sound enough to enjoy it.
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Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:12 pm

BlindLucky wrote:Apparently Teaks North has been retired. He ran for a $25k tag last out. He'll be adopted out to a new home once he's given some time off.
Glad to hear it! Kudos to Southern Equine Stable.
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Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:39 pm

BlindLucky wrote:Apparently Teaks North has been retired. He ran for a $25k tag last out. He'll be adopted out to a new home once he's given some time off.
Good news, indeed. Multiple Graded Stakes Winner and millionaire - has done all he needs to do...

Happy Retirement Teaks North.

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