Retirements 2014

TapitsGal
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Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:49 am

also She's A Tiger
second_glance
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Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:20 am

David Grening ‏@DRFGrening 3m
Central Banker retired, per Al Stall

Speightstown 4yo: 13-4-3-2, $598,786, GS winner
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Ballerina
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Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:35 pm

BlindLucky
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Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:53 am

Not a US horse, but Soft Falling Rain has been retired to Wilgerbosdrift Farm in South Africa.
Photos from my racing travels: ThoroughbredJourney.com
TapitsGal
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Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:05 am

don't know if anyone remembers him,but Gesu, the horse that won the Inaugral stakes at Tampa Bay and was third in the Calder Turf Dash a few years back then raced at Suffolk for awhile,came off the track in October.he's now got a home with an eventer friend of mine who keeps me updated on him with pictures and facebook posts,and he is a happy boy at my barn that i will be returning to riding at in spring
TapitsGal
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Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:05 am

don't know if anyone remembers him,but Gesu, the horse that won the Inaugral stakes at Tampa Bay and was third in the Calder Turf Dash a few years back then raced at Suffolk for awhile,came off the track in October.he's now got a home with an eventer friend of mine who keeps me updated on him with pictures and facebook posts,and he is a happy boy at my barn that i will be returning to riding at in spring
BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:15 pm

South African star sprinter Shea Shea has been retired.
http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-ra ... t7DaysNews
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serenassong
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Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:31 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:South African star sprinter Shea Shea has been retired.
http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-ra ... t7DaysNews
Happy retirement to him!
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ThreeMustangs
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Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:24 pm

As expected, On Fire Baby (as least according to her FB page).
BlindLucky
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Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:08 pm

This is just official acknowledgement that JJ's Lucky Train was claimed and retired earlier this year and is headed off to stud in WV :D

http://jjsluckytrain.com/
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Izvestia
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Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:04 am

CROSS TRAFFIC retired.
No surprise here. I don't find him any more attractive than the next 1-race wonder with blazing speed and a fragile body.
I especially like Pletcher's comments: "It takes a special talent to do some of the things he did so early in a horse's racing career.... Cross Traffic defeated a few of the very best older horses in the country that day, and did it in just his fifth start." Let's ignore the fact that it was only his fifth start at the AGE OF 4, and are we calling 4 "early" in a horse's racing career now.


Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... z3DCFwBsy9
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Calypso
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Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:07 pm

Izvestia wrote:CROSS TRAFFIC retired.
No surprise here. I don't find him any more attractive than the next 1-race wonder with blazing speed and a fragile body.
I especially like Pletcher's comments: "It takes a special talent to do some of the things he did so early in a horse's racing career.... Cross Traffic defeated a few of the very best older horses in the country that day, and did it in just his fifth start." Let's ignore the fact that it was only his fifth start at the AGE OF 4, and are we calling 4 "early" in a horse's racing career now.


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Agreed a thousand times over.
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TouchOfGrey
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Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:18 am

BlindLucky wrote:This is just official acknowledgement that JJ's Lucky Train was claimed and retired earlier this year and is headed off to stud in WV :D

http://jjsluckytrain.com/
So glad to hear this. I hated seeing him slide down the ranks.
Izvestia
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Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:50 am

Moro Tap retired to Double Infinity. $2500 fee. A wave of Tapit sons to stud.
This guy was picked up for $350,000 in the '12 KeeNov sale. Didn't quite earn that price back. He's from a good Edward Evans female family.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... h-in-texas
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CoronadosQuest
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Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:43 pm

Daily Racing Form retweeted
David Grening ‏@DRFGrening 36m

Princess of Sylmar officially retired, per owner Ed Stanco.
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Ballerina
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Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:37 am

CoronadosQuest wrote:Daily Racing Form retweeted
David Grening ‏@DRFGrening 36m

Princess of Sylmar officially retired, per owner Ed Stanco.
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... ar-retired
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