Songbird Out of the KY Oaks

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Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:43 pm

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Unfortunately we have to report that Songbird will miss the Kentucky Oaks. She developed a low grade fever after the SA Oaks and has not been able to go out to the track. With the fever not resolved, she was started on a course of antibiotics today, and as a result it'll be another 7-10 days before she's able to return to the track. We are sorry to have to miss the Oaks but what's most important is to get Songbird well, and we have 2 great vets along with Jerry and his team taking good care of her. --RICK
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Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:50 pm

Wish we could bubble wrap them in a sterile environment. Heal well, Songbird. Sure changes things.

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Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:55 pm

Well, that's bloody disappointing. Rest up big mare!
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Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:59 pm

Land Over Sea and Rachel's Valentina box?
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Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:01 pm

Oh frack. :(
Maybe she's just too good to have it easy.
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Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:01 pm

Disappointing but better than her being hurt.
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Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:06 pm

I guess from a betting perceptive this is great news, but it sucks through my eyes as a fan. Hopefully this clears up without further complications and they can still accomplish the rest of her goals.
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Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:07 pm

Twitter is exploding.

Liam Daniel Benson ‏@liamdbenson
For the people saying she could still make the race... The withdrawal times on antibiotics such as penicillin are 14 days at least.

Liam Daniel Benson ‏@liamdbenson
I say that without knowing what antibiotic she's on but the timing makes sense for a fever with antibiotics to stop her from running...

Liam Daniel Benson ‏@liamdbenson
If she was injured they wouldn't have given a timetable like 7-10 days for her return to training

Claire Novak ‏@BH_CNovak
Well... that just moved Land Over Sea up bigtime in the #KyOaks.

Jeremy Balan ‏@BH_JBalan
Hollendorfer on Songbird missing Oaks: "You know what matters the most? Taking care of Songbird. Forget about trying to win another Oaks."

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Steve Byk Retweeted Churchill Downs PR
In game of disappointments, @Fox_Hill_Farm, Hollendorfer team denied an Oaks run with Songbird particularly unfair..

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Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:09 pm

Very sorry on a personal level for Admin and those closest to her, while we as fans will adjust knowing that the Oaks/Derby Daily Double will be worth betting this year.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:40 pm

That really sucks!

At least now Valentina has a big chance?
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Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:43 pm

CoronadosQuest wrote: At least now Valentina has a big chance?
I sure hope!
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Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:10 pm

Bummer about the fever, here's hoping she makes the speediest of recoveries. <3

Jay Privman ‏@DRFPrivman 22m 22 minutes ago
Songbird's setback just another reminder that trainers show up at the barn every day holding their breath over what they might find

eta: http://www.drf.com/news/fever-knocks-so ... tucky-oaks
Songbird was diagnosed with a fever in the days after her win in the $400,345 Santa Anita Oaks on April 9. Her condition did not improve over the weekend, owner Rick Porter and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said on Sunday evening.
“Like most of the things that happen, we try to catch it right away,” Hollendorfer said in a phone interview. “She just showed up with a temperature one morning. It never got to be a huge temperature, just a low grade one. We think she’ll be fine. She can’t train right now.”

Hollendorfer said he will not make race plans for Songbird until she is fully recovered.

“Our point race was the Oaks and we’re not going to make that race,” he said. “Once we get back to training, we’ll pick another program for her. There are plenty of races to run.

“What matters the most is taking care of Songbird. Things didn’t go perfect and we still have a great future with Songbird.

“We won’t take any chances and we’ll be conservative with her.”
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Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:25 pm

I would love to see her run in the Preakness if she's ready.
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Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:34 pm

my interest in the oaks went right to 0 real fast.
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Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:37 pm

sweettalk wrote:my interest in the oaks went right to 0 real fast.
You're going to miss out on what is now a really competitive race.
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Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:50 pm

Ironically my interest in the Oaks went from about a 1 to a 7. It was going to be fun to watch Songbird, but I think the race is going to be more interesting now.
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Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:10 pm

all i can offer is that i'm happy for the betting crowd - hopefully all our bettors here can cash in big (i'm not part of that crowd, but i do cheer for them).
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MR-W wrote:I would love to see her run in the Preakness if she's ready.
She isn't Triple Crown nominated. Wouldn't she have to be in order to enter?
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Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:07 am

Well that sucks. But in the end even the Oaks (much like the derby) is just a race. They plan to race her for one or two more years depending on how she's doing. So there's plenty more in the future to be excited about.

From a betting perspective this race just got a whole lot more interesting, I have to admit. I'll root for Valentina. How great if she would be able to win this.

There's no way they're gonna run her in the Preakness. Not off a fever and it's way too soon. They said they'll maybe try and take on the boys later this year (maybe) or next year. Since she misses the Oaks anyway, they could just as well give her some vacation at a farm for a few weeks before they aim for the summer/fall races. Might do her good.
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Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:12 am

is land over sea aimed at the oaks? i'd like to see her win.
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