The rise of Sunday Silence

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Starine
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Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:59 am

That's awfully exciting news regarding Ivar. I am very much looking forward to his U.S. debut.
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Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:46 pm

So I'm not entirely sure, hopefully tachyon can translate better and/or knows more - but it appears that Mer de Glace has an injury of some sort. Graham Pavey says it seems like he might recover and be able to race in the fall? It sounds like he is getting some sort of stem cell treatment & exercising on the walking machine.

@LongBallToNoOne
MER DE GLACE on the road to recovery, sounds like he will race again, not in the spring however, autumn hopefully 🤞

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メールドグラースさん、4コマでどうぞ。
必要な治療はしがらきで受けて来ており、早来で追加の治療を行うというよりは、チェックと様子を見て運動を開始していく。
歩様も今は問題なし(なお駄々こねてちゃんと歩いてくれない模様w
)。とりあえずエネルギー有り余ってて元気そうで安心しました。

@masakamasataka
治療は自身の幹細胞を注射する再生医療のようで。カネヒキリと同じ方法かなと思います。
重くない症状という認識はしがらき以降も変わらず。治してまた活躍できると思っているとのこと。
現状はウォーキングマシン。馬が元気すぎるので、何とかトレッドミルまで辿り着きたいとのこと(急がず脚下本意)。
https://twitter.com/masakamasataka/stat ... 4959065089
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tachyon wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:14 am
Glacier Blue(JPN) became the 30th daughter of Sunday Silence (USA) to produce one or more G1 winners worldwide, when her 4yo colt Mer de Glace(JPN)[by Rulership(JPN)] won the A$ 5 million G1 Caulfield Cup 2400m turf at Caulfield, Austraila, overcoming his wide draw under Damian Lane on October 13th 2019.

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-- replay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esSOa1T_6M4
1st. Mer de Glace(JPN) C4. Rulership(JPN) x Glacier Blue(JPN) by Sunday Silence(USA)
2nd. Vow And Declare(AUS) G4. Declaration of War(USA) x Gablitzt(AUS) by Test Rossa(AUS)
3rd. Mirage Dancer(GB) H5. Frankel(GB) x Heat Haze(GB) by Green Desert(USA)

Mer de Glace(JPN)
https://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001202832/
18-8-2-5
tachyon
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Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:14 am

Retirement ceremony of Japan's 2019 Horse of the Year Lys Gracieux(JPN)(Heart's Cry) was held today at Kyoto Racecourse.

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Trainer Yoshito Yahagi bidding Sayonara to the great six year-old mare.
''I will be back to Kyoto Racecourse with her baby.''

-- video (taken by a racing fan) <--- recommended ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2At_TVcvcI
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Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:24 pm

I loved this vid clip of Mr Yahagi riding Lys Gracieux in the walking ring... though her handlers must have been praying the whole time, since he wasn't wearing a helmet :shock:

https://twitter.com/ReineMinorucats/sta ... 3626037248

and this photo of her with her groom, Kitaguchi-san via @anz_news

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Interestingly, it seems that any horse that wins two JRA Grade 1 races is entitled to a retirement ceremony, for free!
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Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:12 am

Great photos. She had such a terrific year, and is clearly fond of her groom.
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Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:12 am

I love the carrot necklace. :D
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Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:25 am

Ridan_Remembered wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:12 am
I love the carrot necklace. :D
Me too!
Lys Gracieux was owned by Carrot Farm. ;) :lol:

Sire : Heart's Cry(JPN)
Dam (Sire of Dam) : Liliside(FR) (American Post(GB))
Owner : Carrot Farm
Trainer : Yoshito Yahagi
Jockey : Damian Lane
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