Tough Sunday and the importance of never giving up

Tough Sunday and the importance of never giving up

Postby Ridan_Remembered » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:39 am

This is one of the most heartwarming race-related stories I have ever come across. Tough Sunday was a very large foal who had enormous difficulty being born, nearly died, had no nursing instinct, and was in the ICU for 30 days. His owner never gave up on him. Eventually the colt became a stakes winner at Santa Anita.

https://www.americasbestracing.net/life ... ver-giving

For pedigree fans, Tough Sunday is a tale male descendant of Alydar and is linebred to Alydar top and bottom. Maybe that's where this colt who refused to die got his toughness.
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Re: Tough Sunday and the importance of never giving up

Postby Private Thoughts » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:22 pm

I love Alydar more than anything. Thank you for the wonderful story.

That picture with his caretaker is so sweet. He looks like a very loved and treasured friend.
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Re: Tough Sunday and the importance of never giving up

Postby WarBiscuit » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:14 pm

Wonderful story - thanks for posting it here. I've been following him for a little while now - threw him into the VS because of that story. He's become a decent runner and fun to watch...

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Re: Tough Sunday and the importance of never giving up

Postby Ridan_Remembered » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:23 am

WarBiscuit wrote:Wonderful story - thanks for posting it here. I've been following him for a little while now - threw him into the VS because of that story. He's become a decent runner and fun to watch...

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You're welcome, WarBiscuit. It's pretty amazing that Tough Sunday has become a useful racehorse. I especially like his Alydar linebreeding because we don't see Alydar too often in pedigrees anymore. Do you know if TS is an entire horse? If so, maybe he will get a shot at stud somewhere and pass on his Alydar legacy.
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Re: Tough Sunday and the importance of never giving up

Postby stark » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:29 pm

Thors Echo Stakes Race 7 Saturday @ Santa Anita $100,000

1 Edwards Going Left (CA) 4/G L T Baze 126 J W Sadler
2 Tough Sunday (CA) 6/H L J Talamo 123 S Miyadi
3 Image of Joplin (CA) 7/G L T J Pereira 116 M Pender
4 Smokey Image (CA) 5/H L E A Roman 121 C Gaines
5 Grazen Sky (CA) 6/H L K Frey 117 J W Sadler
6 Make It a Triple (CA) 5/G L E A Maldonado 116 K E Craigmyle
7 B Squared (CA) 4/C L M Gutierrez 119 D F O'Neill
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Re: Tough Sunday and the importance of never giving up

Postby Curtis » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:46 pm

I’ll go with Grazen Sky, the other Sadler who used to be the other Miyadi.
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Re: Tough Sunday and the importance of never giving up

Postby barbaro111 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:27 pm

TOUGH Sunday won by a nose
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Re: Tough Sunday and the importance of never giving up

Postby barbaro111 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:33 pm

barbaro111 wrote:TOUGH Sunday won by a nose


I guess he was 2nd even tho the race caller said he won
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Re: Tough Sunday and the importance of never giving up

Postby Sparrow Castle » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:07 pm

barbaro111 wrote:
barbaro111 wrote:TOUGH Sunday won by a nose


I guess he was 2nd even tho the race caller said he won

He really fought for it, tough beat for Tough Sunday.
http://www.equibase.com/static/chart/pdf/SA041418USA7.pdf
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