Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:29 pm

There are more photos of Valtari on Carla's Twitter:
https://twitter.com/cgainesracing/statu ... ort.com%2F

And he looks stunning in every shot. His rider will be the envy of the other pony riders.
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Squeaky
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Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:11 pm

Anyone know what happened to top event rider Boyd Martin at Plantation Fields today? He had a fall and all of his horses were withdrawn. Praying he is ok! No news on Eventing Nation or Twitter or Facebook.
lurkey mclurker
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Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:43 pm

Squeaky wrote:Anyone know what happened to top event rider Boyd Martin at Plantation Fields today? He had a fall and all of his horses were withdrawn. Praying he is ok! No news on Eventing Nation or Twitter or Facebook.
This was on his Facebook?

https://www.facebook.com/BoydMartinEven ... 3334477628
Thank you to everyone's concern for Boyd. He did take a good knock on the right leg and his head, but he is going to be fine. Thankfully NOTHING broken and he's in good spirits. We're just going to force him to rest tonight!! He'll bounce back quickly.......
Glad he will be okay.
stark
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Location: SoCal

Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:26 pm

Just enjoying another day of work at Santa Anita.
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I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
BaroqueAgain1
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Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:03 pm

Is that pony someone notable? Sorry that I don't recognize him, although he is handsome. :P ;)
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ThreeMustangs
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Location: Florida

Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:44 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Is that pony someone notable? Sorry that I don't recognize him, although he is handsome. :P ;)
The name on the saddlecloth is a good clue. :lol:
BaroqueAgain1
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Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:52 pm

Sorry, on my monitor I couldn't read the name at first. Had to look closely to find Lava Man. :D
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serenassong
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Location: Connecticut

Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:24 am

stark wrote:Just enjoying another day of work at Santa Anita.
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The Coach hard at work. He LOVES Mrs. Fields cookies, and "asks" for them occasionaly on FB. There is a video on Youtube of him helping himself to the feed bin, and he taught another horse to do it as well- cant remember who that was.

Found it-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GESVqzDQEuM
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Still on the Farm
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Location: North Carolina

Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:11 pm

Moonlight Song, who is being retrained by Buttonwood Farm exercise rider Veronica Wolfe. Up in this video is 9yo Izzy Carpenter, daughter of Buttonwood Manager Jenny Carpenter.

https://www.facebook.com/veronica.wolfe ... 648421231/
Knowing how to read the Racing Form is not horsemanship.
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Starine
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Location: South Carolina

Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:58 pm

Career in 3-Day Eventing for The Pamplemousse
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... mplemousse

According to his new owner he already has offspring competing at the two- and three-star level. She plans to compete him and market him as a stallion.

His Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/The-Pamplemous ... 523754169/
Catalina
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Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:37 pm

ThreeMustangs wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Is that pony someone notable? Sorry that I don't recognize him, although he is handsome. :P ;)
The name on the saddlecloth is a good clue. :lol:
LOL! So is the rider.
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Kurenai
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Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:18 pm

Starine wrote:Career in 3-Day Eventing for The Pamplemousse
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... mplemousse

According to his new owner he already has offspring competing at the two- and three-star level. She plans to compete him and market him as a stallion.
I really liked him as a 3 yo and found it such a shame when he got injured. He had so much talent. So nice to read an update about him and that he is in good hands!
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