The WAR HORSE Chronicles

The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby WarBiscuit » Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:01 pm

After having tossed the idea around with some others on the board, I thought it might be an interesting idea to dedicate a
thread to the old timers still racing out there - the 9, 10 and up gang. A place to consolidate some information.

Most all of us have, or have had, a favorite old war horse that we have followed from time to time, and this can be a place to
discuss them - to list occasional race entries and results, to seek out those who become missing in action, and to hopefully see
them into healthy and happy retirements. Also, a place to keep an eye on those that end up in dangerous situations, and perhaps
find a way to help them through. I realize that we have the "older horses" thread, but that seems more geared to the well known
racers and not so much the "blue collar" class that deserve some attention as well.

The oldest racer in my VS is 15yo Star of Rome, truly a war horse at 136 - 15-20-28! Almost a quarter million in earnings to show
for it.

Who are some of your favorite old-timers?

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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby second_glance » Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:02 pm

Age doesn't quite make him a warhorse, but the mileage does.

Run Smart One, 2006 gelding by Smarty Jones o/o Literary Light by Ide. Beautiful little chestnut with a lot of bling and a huge heart. Trained and owned by Steve Budhoo, runs almost exclusively at Calder.

84-12-9-12, $140,350.
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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby WarBiscuit » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:47 pm

10yo Disco Indy, a hard knocking claimer who has hit the board in 37 of his 61 starts, begins his 2014 campaign
at Charlestown, in race 7 tonight. Always competative...


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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby WarBiscuit » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:25 pm

12yo Porfido, one time SoCal fixture, completed his 2013 campaign a few weeks ago at Turf Paradise, and will prepare for
his 2014 run. He ran 13 times in 2013 - and maybe it's time to retire. It's a long way from the San Juan Capistrano at SA, to a
10K starter stakes at TP. Bears watching...

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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby Flanders » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:02 am

The one I follow is only 8. So I know she really doesn't qualify for this thread... Its funny how I began following her though, someone posted back in the beginning of 2010 that they had a mystery horse in their Equibase stable. They didn't know why they added her or who she was. This got me following her. She ended 2010 with the Most Wins at 13. She isn't anywhere near as competitive as she was and I don't know if she is running again this year.
http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=7694787&registry=T
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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby firehorse » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:45 am

My current favorite is a mare named Cat Can Do, had her 80th start (and 12th of 2013) last October at Gulfstream, have not seen any works for 2014 though, hope she is getting a nice vacation.

Cat Can Do (FL)
DK B/, M, foaled March 25, 2003
( Adcat - Sweet Also, by Sir Leon)

Career Statistics:
Starts: 80
Firsts: 13
Seconds: 15
Thirds: 13
Earnings: $444,203
Earnings Per Start: $5,553
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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby Calypso » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:08 am

WarBiscuit, I love the idea of this thread.

9yo Pay The Man (multiple stakes winner in Ohio) worked 4f in 50.40 (27th of 44 at the distance) at Tampa Bay on 1/5/14.

Pay The Man is a veteran of 69 starts with 26 wins, 11 seconds, and 8 thirds. Keeping my fingers crossed for the ol' gal this season.
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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby Le Beau Bai » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:54 am

In my VS I have;

Pimms O'Clock, 11 year old gelding.
Record: 65:16:13:13
Earnings - $263,264
He hasn't raced since last September though so he may have been retired? Either way I hope he is doing okay!

Also I have Who Slew Who, 11 year old gelding.
Record: 136:14:28:24
Earnings - $138,043

But he "Did Not Finish" at Camarero last January, so not sure of his fate but he is staying in my VS for the time being.
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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby WarBiscuit » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:32 pm

A bonafide traveling War Horse, 12yo Cat Man (Storm and a Half - Zcat) makes his 107th start at
Beulah on Monday (1/13/14) with a current record of 106 - 21-24-21 and earnings of $327,836. Still very
competitive and enthusiastic on the track - and lots of fans!

Also on the dance card at Beulah on the 13th, 11yo Devil His Due mare, Jezebel Jenny, unraced since mid 2012, makes a
come back. Not sure why she was off for a year and a half, but hope all is OK with her. Seems to consistently finish
mid-pack...

10yo War Mare, Sun City make her 107th start at Turf Paradise on Saturday (1/11/14), currently at 106 - 21-27-16. She raced
18 times in 2013!

Good luck to all of these troupers!

Cat Man finished 4th
Jezebel Jenny finished 6th
Sun City scratched
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