In Memoriam 2014

Catalina
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Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:27 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Perforated rectum!? What sort of pre-sale vet exam would involve her rectum? Or were the buyers checking to see if her reproductive tract was healthy...and somehow that exam pierced her rectum? Which would, I presume, also mean that her vaginal surface was also perforated?
That poor, poor filly.
Possibly a gynecologic exam meant to assure the future buyer that she should be able to have babies. Likely we will never find out for sure.
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Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:22 pm

Catalina wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Perforated rectum!? What sort of pre-sale vet exam would involve her rectum? Or were the buyers checking to see if her reproductive tract was healthy...and somehow that exam pierced her rectum? Which would, I presume, also mean that her vaginal surface was also perforated?
That poor, poor filly.
Possibly a gynecologic exam meant to assure the future buyer that she should be able to have babies. Likely we will never find out for sure.
Sounds like it. Gina Rarick, an American trainer who trains in France, posted on my FB wall that the vet palpated the ovaries "and screwed it up."
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Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:36 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Perforated rectum!? What sort of pre-sale vet exam would involve her rectum? Or were the buyers checking to see if her reproductive tract was healthy...and somehow that exam pierced her rectum? Which would, I presume, also mean that her vaginal surface was also perforated?
That poor, poor filly.
Palpation of ovaries and uterus is via rectum. I don't know how often they spec a filly vaginally for pre-purchase BSEs; I would guess not often unless something seemed odd on the rectal.
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Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:13 am

Thanks for clarifying that point...and I feel dumb, because I've have seen a breeder friend check a mare's follicles/pregnancy status (via the rectum with those shoulder-length gloves) often enough that I should have remembered that.
smacks palm to forehead. :oops:
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Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:26 am

Wow. That is a major F-up by the veterinarian. I can imagine they will live with that for the rest of their life.
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Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:55 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Thanks for clarifying that point...and I feel dumb, because I've have seen a breeder friend check a mare's follicles/pregnancy status (via the rectum with those shoulder-length gloves) often enough that I should have remembered that.
smacks palm to forehead. :oops:
I knew this and have seen it, was just trying to figure out how to word it. What we gals have to go thru. Hope she didn't suffer.
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Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:28 pm

Ol' Bob - 6/19 - Louisiana Downs - Broke Down
Summer Sanctuary - Delaware Park - 2 year old making second start in 15 days. Broke down.

Chiffy - Penn - catastrophic breakdown of hind leg in lane, died of trauma from the fall. Ricks Cafe also collapsed and died on the track in the same race.

Elsaroarin 6/27 - Finger Lakes - broke down
Western Grit 6/28 - Finger Lakes - broke down in training after 2 DNFs this year

Commandeer 6/28 - Belterra - Broke down after several last place finishes in previous races. 6 year old
Papa Doc 6/28 - Charlestown - Broke down
Halos Wild 6/28 - Lonestar - Broke down
Catalina
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Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:38 pm

baitandswitch wrote:
Western Grit 6/28 - Finger Lakes - broke down in training after 2 DNFs this year


You mean two DNF's last year, like in 2013. He's had ten races since that second DNF in September 2013, with several of them on the board. Apparently he hadn't raced since late April, and this must have been his first work back from that.

RIP Western Grit.
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Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:16 am

Apropos :(
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Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:08 pm

My Belle Etoile, 5yo mare, was euthanized after falling at Ellis Park on July 4th...

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Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:59 pm

WarBiscuit wrote:My Belle Etoile, 5yo mare, was euthanized after falling at Ellis Park on July 4th...

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RIP, girl. You had made it to the lead, before disaster struck.

Wishing a speedy recovery to her jockey, Marcelino Pedroza Jr, who broke his collarbone in two places.
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Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:14 pm

From DRF's David Grening: This Guy Is Blue, who was pulled up by Alex Solis in BEL 9th, suffered fractured right forelimb and was euthanized, per trainer Kimmel
Corrected to read: This Guy Is Blue who was pulled up by Wilmer Garcia in BEL 9th, suffered fractured right forelimb and was euthanized, per trainer Kimmel
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Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:42 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:This Guy Is Blue who was pulled up by Wilmer Garcia in BEL 9th, suffered fractured right forelimb and was euthanized, per trainer Kimmel
Damn damn damn. This was the final foal out of Kim's Blues. Saw him as a weanling being a gigantic turkey at Keeneland. So long, little one :(

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Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:49 pm

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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:This Guy Is Blue who was pulled up by Wilmer Garcia in BEL 9th, suffered fractured right forelimb and was euthanized, per trainer Kimmel
Damn damn damn. This was the final foal out of Kim's Blues. Saw him as a weanling being a gigantic turkey at Keeneland. So long, little one :(


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Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:48 am

RIP Lammtarra :(
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Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:23 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:This Guy Is Blue who was pulled up by Wilmer Garcia in BEL 9th, suffered fractured right forelimb and was euthanized, per trainer Kimmel
What a shame, I had hoped he'd make something of himself, given his pedigree.
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Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:29 am

Team Valor reports that 15yo Secret Heart, dam of BC winner Pluck, died suddenly at Denali Stud over the weekend. She was in foal to Point of Entry and had a foal this year by MdO.

"She was found dead in her stall Saturday morning. A cause of death has not been determined."

http://www.teamvalor.com/news/July2014/ ... rt0705.pdf
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Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:48 pm

second_glance wrote:Team Valor reports that 15yo Secret Heart, dam of BC winner Pluck, died suddenly at Denali Stud over the weekend. She was in foal to Point of Entry and had a foal this year by MdO.

"She was found dead in her stall Saturday morning. A cause of death has not been determined."

http://www.teamvalor.com/news/July2014/ ... rt0705.pdf
How sad is that, R. I. P. Secret Heart and baby.
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Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:49 pm

Song For Krismike was leading the 8th race at Charles Town Saturday when he stopped abruptly and was eased to the wire. He collapsed just after the wire and didn't get up. Possible heart attack.
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Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:50 pm

tachyon wrote:RIP Lammtarra :(
http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2014/070 ... rra-death/
very sad news. hope he went quickly/peacefully.
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