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by BornToWin
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Rescue/Adoptions
Topic: “icareihelp” Situation?
Replies: 10
Views: 1152

Re: “icareihelp” Situation?

Breeders and owners have gone to prison for this type of animal cruelty. Others seem to avoid accountability. Like so many named animal charities, animals are just cash cows for their extravagances. We see it happen with mustangs, dogs, and wildlife. Some of the largest non profit (ahem) animal char...
by BornToWin
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Zenyatta sibling - sold at livestock auction
Replies: 5
Views: 956

Re: Zenyatta sibling - sold at livestock auction

This is so sad. Was he sold to the zoo for meat? God bless those who work with OTTB to prevent this from happening when they can.

I wondered about him a while ago. He just was gone from sight. Poor guy.
by BornToWin
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: The Green Monkey
Replies: 20
Views: 2339

Re: The Green Monkey

I hoped his off spring would carry forward the glimpse of speed from the sales breeze. It would have legitimized his talent. It is ironic that a horse that could sell for $16m could become an underdog, but he kind of did that. Did Coolmore ever use him?
by BornToWin
Thu May 31, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Zenyatta News
Replies: 1032
Views: 169003

Re: Zenyatta News

Thanks all for answers to my questions. It is tough when they land in a "summer" breeding cycle. I'm happy she recovered.
by BornToWin
Sun May 27, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Zenyatta News
Replies: 1032
Views: 169003

Re: Zenyatta News

Love the Zenyatta filly. She's pretty (Daddy's girl? :) I just read on the Paulick site in the comments that Zenyatta has had hoof issues. That placentitis(sp?) puts her at risk for laminitis. Is that speculation or common knowledge? I think I read once where Zenyatta's dam had hoof issues, but I di...
by BornToWin
Thu May 10, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Zenyatta News
Replies: 1032
Views: 169003

Re: Zenyatta News

People are intrusive. Something in the celebrity that seems to encourage it. Love and hate. Maybe the call news wasn't true--maybe that person just said it to feel important. Would the farm really even say anything without the owners' approval? I hope Zenyatta is okay. I hope she goes on to have a f...
by BornToWin
Thu May 10, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Zenyatta News
Replies: 1032
Views: 169003

Re: Zenyatta News

Thank you for sharing the update, FlytotheStars. That is good news.
by BornToWin
Thu May 10, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Zenyatta News
Replies: 1032
Views: 169003

Re: Zenyatta News

I hope Zenyatta is okay though if she lost the foal last night, it might be too soon for there to be a blog post. It would have been unexpected. I wonder if she was injured (a kick or something) that caused the premature birth. Or if something more is going on. I sure hope she is okay. Losing the fo...
by BornToWin
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: Cozmic One
Replies: 49
Views: 12321

Re: Cozmic One

I am sad this big guy didn't become the super star his mother is, but transmitting extraordinary traits is challenging. Off spring are a wild combination of possibilities inherited from both sides--sometimes it nicks and lots of times it doesn't. Seems like yesterday and a life time ago that we watc...
by BornToWin
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Fire at San Luis Rey!?
Replies: 326
Views: 23561

Re: Fire at San Luis Rey!?

Aron Wellman's blog post "Gaining perspective at a time of tragedy" is his story about being at Del Mar as the vans at first didn't arrive, then did. Incredibly moving. I hope owners go all lengths to assist the brave staff who held the line to protect their horses. Mr. Wellman says it best. https:/...
by BornToWin
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: In memoriam 2017
Replies: 385
Views: 61846

Re: In memoriam 2017

Psychotic Parakeet wrote:Vitality, an unraced Smart Strike filly, was euthanized at Del Mar after completing a workout:

http://www.drf.com/news/garcia-escapes- ... kout-spill
What do they mean "stricken"? Did she break a leg or have a heart attack or just collapse?
by BornToWin
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: Hurricane Harvey strengthens to Category 2
Replies: 14
Views: 2591

Re: Hurricane Harvey strengthens to Category 2

Kudos to him for his compassion. Where churches failed, Mattress Mack helped. Heaven points for him and his staff. So where did hundreds of people go? To the store. Just off Highway 99 there is an immense outpost of Gallery Furniture, a Houston-based enterprise owned by Jim McIngvale, a local celebr...
by BornToWin
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Ziconic
Replies: 509
Views: 73993

Re: Ziconic

Is there a replay somewhere?
by BornToWin
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Ben's Cat
Replies: 267
Views: 41351

Re: Ben's Cat

His racing team has be devastated. Seems like we just watched his groom talk about loading him up on the trailer to go to his new home. How others were crying and he propped them up telling them the horse was sound and this was a great home...But he also mentioned Ben was anxious about leaving so la...
by BornToWin
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Ben's Cat
Replies: 267
Views: 41351

Re: Ben's Cat

He looks wonderful in the videos. And 11 isn't really old for a saddle horse. For Ben it probably seems like a break. They all go to a farm for a rest and then settle in. I appreciated the comment by his new owner that he didn't need a "second career". That he'd had one career and just being a horse...
by BornToWin
Thu May 04, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Lisa's Booby Trap 2017 foal?
Replies: 3
Views: 1414

Re: Lisa's Booby Trap 2017 foal?

What a sweet, pretty picture. Thanks for the update. I'll go look on their FB page for the BB colt.
by BornToWin
Tue May 02, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Lisa's Booby Trap 2017 foal?
Replies: 3
Views: 1414

Lisa's Booby Trap 2017 foal?

Any word on Lisa BT's 2017 foal--or pictures and news about her Big Brown colt?
by BornToWin
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Royal Delta has died
Replies: 33
Views: 4227

Re: Royal Delta has died

Just read this on a BH feed and am heartbroken. Such a stunningly beautiful, accomplished mare to be lost so young. Once again, "all the king's horses and all the king's men..." Even in the best of all care, the risks are still high. My sympathies to all the people in her life, past and present, and...
by BornToWin
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: California Chrome
Replies: 3642
Views: 353179

Re: California Chrome

It appears the owners don't value the horse much. Talking about sending him out to race between stud duty and after two subsequent losses... Add to it what seems like a gloss job of his injured knee. An injury noted by his trainer after the race. All of this bleeds the positives his owners cultivate...
by BornToWin
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Photos/News about Broodmares
Replies: 756
Views: 165565

Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

She had a colt by Oasis Dream this year. I like that match. Oasis Dream should add some much needed speed and precocity. Are there any pictures of the colt? They buyer mentioned in a published interview that the colt looked good. Ebby is a beautiful mare who looks to me to be more of Bernardini tha...