Retirements 2019

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Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:34 pm

Too Darn Hot and Divine Miss Grey have both been retired after sustaining a hairline fracture and sesamoid fracture respectively.
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BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:57 pm

Sorry to hear that Too Darn Hot has been injured and retired. His recent wins in the Prix Jean Prat and Sussex Stakes showed a horse who was in fine form and who could possibly get better. I was hoping we would get to see him run at Santa Anita in The Mile.
I'm sure that the handsome son of Dubawi and Dar Re Mi will be well-supported at stud.
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Mylute
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Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:44 pm

2018 Arlington Million winner Robert Bruce has been retired.
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Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:17 am

Imperative has been un-retired...making me wonder why???
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Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:33 pm

TapitsGal wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:17 am
Imperative has been un-retired...making me wonder why???
I never saw anywhere that said he was retired besides that vague, not really sure what it meant, post by Old Friends.
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:54 pm

Flanders wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:33 pm
TapitsGal wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:17 am
Imperative has been un-retired...making me wonder why???
I never saw anywhere that said he was retired besides that vague, not really sure what it meant, post by Old Friends.
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Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:53 pm

G1-winner Force the Pass is retired and will stand in Maryland at Anchor & Hope Farm for a reasonable $4000 fee.

Totally think this horse is a steal at that price, given his pedigree, conformation and ability. He was a “force” at 3, and may not have been as brilliant later on, but I won’t forget his turn of foot.
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Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:56 pm

That is hopeful news for that farm. Anchor & Hope just had that huge fire that destroyed their main barn (no injuries to horses or humans, thankfully).

Fire Ravages Anchor And Hope Farm, Prompts Early Sale Of Yearlings
A massive barn fire at Anchor & Hope Farm in Port Deposit, Md., has left the operation facing an equally massive rebuilding project, The Racing Biz reports. In the meantime, the farm will offer a group of yearlings it was preparing for the fall auctions ahead of time for private sale.
The fire occurred on Aug. 12, first discovered by forewoman Heather Cellinesi, who saw the smoke rising from the main barn in the late morning. Stallions Imagining and Bourbon Courage were inside, along with a group of yearlings being prepped for the sales and three mares with foals.
Cellinesi managed to throw open the doors on each stall and get the horses out of the barn without any loss of life. She and farm owner Louis Merryman, who arrived on the scene when he saw the plume of smoke from about 10 miles away, wrangled a potentially dangerous mix of horses with other family and staff while firefighters worked on putting out the blaze. Total loss for the structure and its contents was estimated at about $500,000.

Read more: https://www.paulickreport.com/news/bloo ... yearlings/
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BaroqueAgain1
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:21 pm

My favorite cranky black gelding has finally been retired. :D
11-Year-Old Millionaire Slim Shadey Pensioned To Old Friends
Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement farm based in Georgetown, KY., today welcomed long-time turf hero Slim Shadey.
The 11-year-old gelding was pensioned by current owner Michael Hui after a nine-year career. Slim Shadey made his final start on August 2 at Indiana Grand.

Read more: https://www.paulickreport.com/horse-car ... d-friends/
Smarty Deb
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:23 pm

Excellent news
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:23 pm

Qurbaan has been retired to stud at Shadwell.
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:18 pm

Maryland champion Phlash Phelps has been retired to an eventing career.
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Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:24 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:21 pm
My favorite cranky black gelding has finally been retired. :D
11-Year-Old Millionaire Slim Shadey Pensioned To Old Friends
Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement farm based in Georgetown, KY., today welcomed long-time turf hero Slim Shadey.
The 11-year-old gelding was pensioned by current owner Michael Hui after a nine-year career. Slim Shadey made his final start on August 2 at Indiana Grand.

Read more: https://www.paulickreport.com/horse-car ... d-friends/
So happy to hear this!
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Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:21 pm

MGSW Melmich was honored with a retirement ceremony at Woodbine today.
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Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:38 pm

Skitter Scatter, a 3 year old Scat Daddy filly out of Dane Street, has been retired after a recurrence of a muscle injury she suffered months ago. She was born in Kentucky but exported and raced in Ireland.

Last year she won the G1 Moyglare Stud Stakes, which gave her a "Win and You're In" ticket to the BC Juvenile Fillies' Turf. Her connections chose to bypass the Breeder's Cup and let her rest for the remainder of 2018 and then prep her for the QIPCO 1000 Guineas in 2019. Side note: Newspaperofrecord won the 2018 Juv Fillies' Turf that Skitter Scatter skipped. As racing luck would have it, Skitter Scatter tore a hamstring muscle during the QIPCO 1000 Guineas and had to take 3 months off to recuperate. She was 2nd in her comeback (a G3), but re-injured the muscle in the Matron (G1) yesterday so they're calling it quits.

She's by Scat Daddy out of a Street Cry mare, she's won at G1, G2, and G3 levels, and the only time she's finished off the board were the two races with the injury issue. I'm looking forward to seeing how her foals do!
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