In Memoriam 2019

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Mylute
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Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:56 pm

World's Oldest Active Thoroughbred Stallion Turgeon Dies Aged 33
The world's oldest active thoroughbred stallion Turgeon died peacefully in his box on Monday, marking the end of his distinguished National Hunt stud career at the Devin family's Haras du Mesnil near Le Mans in north-west France.
https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/w ... -33/374992
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Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:19 pm

At Hawthorne today. In addition to the loss of a nice horse, he was claimed for $18k and the new owner has no recourse. I don't know how much longer I can do this.

Amara Kranz @kranz_amara
2h2 hours ago
Getting the message your gone breaks my heart. You were a cool horse to work with and I’ll never forget the time I was blessed to work with you at Arlington and Hawthorne rest easy Cashel Rock .
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Catalina
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Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:38 pm

Voiding claims on horses that get injured or die during the race is clearly something that must be in effect throughout the country. Like medical records staying with horses, that would go a long ways towards cleaning up racing and improving its image.
Add to early agenda for a nation-wide racing czar.

RIP Cashel Rock. You were loved.
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Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:30 pm

Author/Handicapper Steve Davidowitz, RIP.

https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/ ... _at_77_123#
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:26 pm

RIP Steve Davidowitz

His book , The Best and Worst of Thoroughbred Racing, is one of the books that i go back to. many, many times!
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Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:20 am

@DRFMcGee Per @keenelandracing stewards, Amandine suffered injuries during R8 on the turf course here yesterday that necessitated her euthanization. Extremely unfortunate. Stakes-winning British-bred 4yo filly was G1-placed.

R.I.P :(
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Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:27 am

Le Beau Bai wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:20 am
@DRFMcGee Per @keenelandracing stewards, Amandine suffered injuries during R8 on the turf course here yesterday that necessitated her euthanization. Extremely unfortunate. Stakes-winning British-bred 4yo filly was G1-placed.

R.I.P :(
RIP, Amandine.
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Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:34 pm

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Fell in the 3rd yesterday at Lone Star Park. I took this picture in the paddock before the race. Euthanized on the track.


Montt was pulled up and vanned off in the 7th. I saw him load into the ambulance with a front limp, don't know what his fate was.
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Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:12 pm

Smarty Deb wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:34 pm
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Fell in the 3rd yesterday at Lone Star Park. I took this picture in the paddock before the race. Euthanized on the track.


Montt was pulled up and vanned off in the 7th. I saw him load into the ambulance with a front limp, don't know what his fate was.
Seems all the more sorrowful to see pictures of these grand souls filled with energy and life, and only moments left to them. How quickly things can change.
RIP It's All Up To You.

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Sparrow Castle
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Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:36 pm

It IS hard to see them so full of life minutes before they're not. There's no mention in the chart of his fall just after the wire, but TVG reported on it at the time.

Woodbine @WoodbineTB
10m10 minutes ago
Update: #8 Hopehard unseated Jockey Ademar Santos after R8. Santos is alert & is being transported to a local hospital for assessment. Our sincere condolences go out to the connections of Hopehard who passed away following the race.
http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Result ... y=T&rbt=TB
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Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:34 pm

Le Beau Bai wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:20 am
@DRFMcGee Per @keenelandracing stewards, Amandine suffered injuries during R8 on the turf course here yesterday that necessitated her euthanization. Extremely unfortunate. Stakes-winning British-bred 4yo filly was G1-placed.

R.I.P :(
This is sad to hear...
Is there any indication that a post-mortem workup will be done? Esp considering where she shipped from?
Maybe not since she was working on the training track
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Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:55 pm

Kentucky does do necropsies.
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Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:31 am

Horseracing Nation isn’t a reliable source at times either. They still have Amandine and a few other horses that I looked up, that are confimed deceased, as active still.
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Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:02 am

West Virginia based sire Officer Rocket died a week ago of a heart attack, although there was never a news release about it. It is mentioned in the article about Aarons Way moving to West Virginia to the farm Officer Rocket was at, Aarons Way is replacing officer rocket
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Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:07 pm

Naturally never really heard of Officer Rocket before now, but he sure was pretty.

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Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:41 pm

genuinerizk wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:31 am
Horseracing Nation isn’t a reliable source at times either. They still have Amandine and a few other horses that I looked up, that are confimed deceased, as active still.
Doesn't seem to happen that often though.
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Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:30 pm

Just The Judge due to complications from colic.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -the-judge
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Sparrow Castle
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Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:26 pm

Flanders wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:30 pm
Just The Judge due to complications from colic.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -the-judge
How tragic! Refreshing to see such openness about the situation, and my heart goes out to them. I remember Just The Judge from the BC at Santa Anita. RIP darling.
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