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Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:29 am

11yo Allie's Event broke down and euthanized on oct 7 at Delaware. RIP :(
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Sparrow Castle
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Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:29 pm

CTA is looking for a home for My Honey Laurie.

Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare Inc.
We’ve been asked to retire this 10y mare with 105 starts (76 races NY & PA and 29 races in PR). She’s earned $267,000. We’re told her breeder and first owner (he raced her for over 3 yrs) aren’t in the TB biz anymore. Ideas for aftercare? No more racing for her. Sanctuary or maybe light flat riding only if vet gives clearance... After all she’s done for Racing, now Racing needs to do something for her (ie, a good retirement).
http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Result ... registry=T
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Visitors to the Winners Circle:

12yo g Grat Substitution (Forest Wildcat - Mandalay Point, by Gilded Time), 1st at Century Downs (9/30/17). 78 - 15-15-11, $134,532.

10yo g Seven Torrents (Cascadian - Seven Affairs, by Super Seven), 1st at Lethbridge (9/29/17). 86 - 13-10-15, $150,023. MSW.

10yo m Equality's Angel (Equality - Raise N Angel, by Olympio), 1st at Mountaineer (9/25/17). 56 - 9-10-9, $71,079.

10yo g Trelawny (Three Wonders - Volitile Vickie, by Elusive Quality), 1st at Emerald Downs (9/24/17). 76 - 20-16-10, $58,058. SP.

10yo g Salty Le Mousee (Salt lake - Chasseur, by French Legionaire), 1st at Energy Downs (9/23/17). 48 - 16-9-7, $74,432. MSW.

10yo m Two Wonders (Three Wonders - Royal Advantage, by Regal Classic), 1st at Presque Isle Downs (10/5/17). 88 - 28-16-10, $723,603.

11yo g Classic Wildcat (Forest Wildcat - Affirmed Class, by Affirmed), 1st at Laurel Park (10/1/17). 90 - 25-15-13, $417,479. King Leatherbury trainee.

10yo g Senor Habanero (Brief Ruckus - Absolutely Chilito, bu Chilito), 1st at Presque Isle Downs (10/3/17). 53 - 7-11-3, $104,576.

10yo g Just Hank (City Zip - Afnan, by Outflanker), 1st at Belterra (9/30/17). 54 - 14-17-7, $98,501.

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Placed: My Charming Clyde - 10g, A Moment In Tine - 10g, Perfecto Cat - 10g, Obsess - 10g, Want The Facts - 10g,
Gentleman Jackson - 10g, Dubla Gold - 10g, Magical Grace - 10m, Takiddm - 10g, Two Wonders - 10m,
Benjamin E - 11g, Bear Famous Trip - 11g, Credit Report - 10g, Romeo Royale - 10g, Island Sunset - 10g,
Just Hank - 10g.
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3rd: Bank of Dad - 12g, Straight Thunder - 11g, Miracle in May - 11m, Lewdawg N Paradise - 10g, Ima Given - 12m,
Ghostwalking - 10g, Country Flavor - 11g, Mister Softy - 11g, Chang - 10m, Electric Alphabet - 11g,
Hold On Smokey - 12h, Shall We Gather - 12m.
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11yo g Patron Saint (Western Expression) - "in distress, eased" at Finger Lakes in Race 3 (10/3/17). News appreciated.

RIP - 11yo g Allie's Event - posted above. Final career stats: (Wild Event - Crewsin' Allie, by Manlove). 67 - 14-17-6, $491,042. GSP. Rest easy...



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Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:27 pm

Today at Santa Anita, 10-year old ROYAL FJ 101 starts and $567,000 in the bank, looks plenty dependable in his second race back off a two month freshening for Carava/Pedroza dropping in against a suspect group at the bottom level in the 8th race. 4/1 on the morning line!

Good luck to all who dare.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:21 pm

stark wrote:Today at Santa Anita, 10-year old ROYAL FJ 101 starts and $567,000 in the bank, looks plenty dependable in his second race back off a two month freshening for Carava/Pedroza dropping in against a suspect group at the bottom level in the 8th race. 4/1 on the morning line!

Good luck to all who dare.
Came in 7th today. All told, he's been racing well amongst his peers this year. Still cranking away...

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Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:10 am

11-y-o Khan of Khans notched his 27th lifetime victory in his 104th start Thursday at Finger Lakes.
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Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:26 pm

WarBiscuit wrote:
stark wrote:Today at Santa Anita, 10-year old ROYAL FJ 101 starts and $567,000 in the bank, looks plenty dependable in his second race back off a two month freshening for Carava/Pedroza dropping in against a suspect group at the bottom level in the 8th race. 4/1 on the morning line!

Good luck to all who dare.
Came in 7th today. All told, he's been racing well amongst his peers this year. Still cranking away...

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Happy retirement, Royal F J.

Venerable gelding Royal F J retired at 10
The 10-year-old gelding Royal F J has run his last race.

On Thursday at Santa Anita, Royal F J finished seventh in a $6,250 claimer as a 4-1 shot, beaten 9 1/2 lengths. He won 9 of 102 starts and earned $568,150 in a career that began with trainer Jack Carava at Santa Anita in 2009. Carava was Royal F J’s final trainer.

“I always said if he ran a bad race without an excuse, that would be it,” Carava said Friday. “He didn’t fire.

“I’ve got several offers to give him a good home. He’s a cool horse.”

Carava trained Royal F J for 92 starts for a variety of owners. Royal F J was claimed for $8,000 last October by a partnership that includes Chris Curtis, Howard and Janet Siegel, and Carava.

Royal F J retires with nine wins from 102 starts.
http://www.drf.com/news/venerable-geldi ... retired-10
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Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:48 pm

After a week full of unhappy news, it's really nice to get some good news.
Happy retirement, RFJ. :D
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Recent Winners:

10yo g Ghostwalking (Ghostzapper - Two Trail Sioux, by Indian Charlie), 1st at Mountaineer (10/15/17). 72 - 16-17-10, $347,766.

10yo g Takiddm (Mutakddim - First Corsage, by Grindstone), 1st at Mountaineer (10/18/17). 65 - 15-9-10, $319,275. MSP.

12yo g Grat Substitution (Forest Wildcat - Mandalay Point, by Gilded Time), 1st at Century Downs (10/9/17). 79 - 16-15-11, $137, 893.

11yo g Straight Thunder (Straight Man - Miss Thunderella, by Thunder Gulch), 1st at Finger Lakes (10/18/17). 136 - 16-24-33, $256,879.

11yo g Khan of Khans (Storm Boot - Mondra, by Digression), 1st at Finger Lakes (10/19/17). 104 - 27-20-7, $380,497. Stakes Placed.

11yo m Sizzano (Smile Again - Chante Chanz by Full Partner), 1st at Lethbridge (10/9/17). 40 - 7-6-8, $26,469. MSP.

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Placed: Royal FJ - 10g, Sizzano - 11m, Counter Move - 11h, Jupiter - 10g, Equality's Angel - 10m, Papa Frita - 10g.


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3rd: Sid the Kid - 12g, Dubla Gold - 10g, Don't Defy Me - 11g, Ballyjamesduff - 10g, Strike A Spider - 11g,
Country Flavor - 11g.
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11yo g Patron Saint, who was eased in distress at Finger Lakes on October 3rd, is entered in Race 7 at FL today (10/24/17).

Patron Saint finished 10th (last) today - OK.


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Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:47 pm

Classic Reward
Your Comment: Grand Reward x Amarata(Water Bank)

Date: October 20, 2017
Track: Thistledown
Distance: Three Furlongs
Time: 40:20
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 8/9
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Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:36 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:CTA is looking for a home for My Honey Laurie.

Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare Inc.
We’ve been asked to retire this 10y mare with 105 starts (76 races NY & PA and 29 races in PR). She’s earned $267,000. We’re told her breeder and first owner (he raced her for over 3 yrs) aren’t in the TB biz anymore. Ideas for aftercare? No more racing for her. Sanctuary or maybe light flat riding only if vet gives clearance... After all she’s done for Racing, now Racing needs to do something for her (ie, a good retirement).
http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Result ... registry=T

As reported by Sparrow Castle in the retirement thread, My Honey Laurie was euthanized today in PR. She was indeed a War Mare, and was followed here in this thread. She began on the bigger stage at Aqueduct, Belmont and Saratoga before gently sliding down the ladder and landing at Camarero. So close to making it back home...

Rest easy, old girl.

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Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:14 pm

WarBiscuit wrote:
Sparrow Castle wrote:CTA is looking for a home for My Honey Laurie.

Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare Inc.
We’ve been asked to retire this 10y mare with 105 starts (76 races NY & PA and 29 races in PR). She’s earned $267,000. We’re told her breeder and first owner (he raced her for over 3 yrs) aren’t in the TB biz anymore. Ideas for aftercare? No more racing for her. Sanctuary or maybe light flat riding only if vet gives clearance... After all she’s done for Racing, now Racing needs to do something for her (ie, a good retirement).
http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Result ... registry=T

As reported by Sparrow Castle in the retirement thread, My Honey Laurie was euthanized today in PR. She was indeed a War Mare, and was followed here in this thread. She began on the bigger stage at Aqueduct, Belmont and Saratoga before gently sliding down the ladder and landing at Camarero. So close to making it back home...

Rest easy, old girl.

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How sad, rest easy indeed
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Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:05 pm

Per Sparrow Castle in the "In Memoriam" section , another frequent visitor to this War Horse thread, 10yo g Ryan's Gift, has been euthanized in PR. The son of
Bernstein had a lengthy career in the US before being exiled to Camarero.

Ryan's Gift (Bernstein - Annie's Tuff, by Lil's Lad). 80 - 19-18-9, $439,805. Stakes Winner. He tried hard right up to the end.

What a mess it has been in Puerto Rico. So grateful for all of the help these horses are getting from souls whose dedication goes beyond measure. Sadly, luck has run
out for many familiar names who had no other choice than to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. As the old tune says, "Time, like an ever flowing stream, bears all its sons away - they fly forgotten as a dream, dies at the opening day"...

RIP, Ryan's Gift.

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Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:01 pm

Classic Wildcat finished 1st by 1 1/2 lengths, on November 11, 2017, at LAUREL PARK in Race 4.
Off odds: 2.20
Your comments for this horse were: 2006 Forest Wildcat - Affirmed Class, by Affirmed; Leatherbury
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Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:08 pm

Tevez (B.g., 11, by Running Stag-Isle of Tunes, by Island Whirl) won his 20th race Friday at Woodbine. Now 87-20-14-14 for his career, and 3 wins in 6 starts in 2017. A well-managed horse who obviously still loves the game.
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Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:39 pm

I've noticed that many war horses who are still doing well run at Woodbine or Presque Isle. IMHO, their synthetic surfaces may contribute to a horse's longevity by being a little kinder to older joints and bones.
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Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:34 am

Of his 87 starts, 60 have been on synthetic (at WO and PID), 15 on turf, only 12 on dirt, so he's obviously found his niche as a stalking synth/turf sprinter, not exactly what you'd expect from that pedigree full of long-distance dirt class.
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Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:24 am

WaquoitNBroadBrush wrote:Of his 87 starts, 60 have been on synthetic (at WO and PID), 15 on turf, only 12 on dirt, so he's obviously found his niche as a stalking synth/turf sprinter, not exactly what you'd expect from that pedigree full of long-distance dirt class.
Interesting = I still like the synth - Hollywood Park had a great track...
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Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:43 am

And he was claimed by the people that have previously claimed him - not a good thing.
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Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:48 pm

One race too many for 10 year old Papa Freud. Won his first race in 4 years at Meadowlands on September 23rd (only 2 career wins), and perished in his next start at Aqueduct on November 3rd. Had a chance to go out on top. RIP, Papa Freud.
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Visitors to the Winners Circle:

10yo g Papa Freud (Freud - Whinaly, by Alysheba), 1st at Meadowlands (9/23/17). 51 - 2-6-8, $148,800. RIP.

10yo g Won Fast Bullet (Red Bullet - Lil Punkindo, by Maria's Mon), 1st at Mountaineer (11/6/17). 84 - 16-15-18, $295,502. Stakes Placed.

11yo g Lesson in Deceit (Roaring Fever - Freedom of Port, by Cryptoclearance), 1st at Mountaineer (11/1/17). 101 - 15-18-16, $214,052. MSW.

11yo h Bear's Conductor (Congaree - Symphonic Lady, by Blare of Trumpets), 1st at Mountaineer (11/12/17. 79 - 19-11-15, $274,050. GSP.

10yo g St. Patricks Appeal B L's Appeal - Naked Lies, by Keep Dreaming), 1st at Finger Lakes (11/9/17). 89 - 11-19-15, $160,485.
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Placed: Bank of Dad - 12g, Bartletts - 12g, Papa Frita - 10g, Toccets Charm - 10g, Classic Wildcat - 11g, Just Hank - 10g,
Don't Defy Me - 11g, It's Mr. Slew to You - 10g, I Am The King - 11g.

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3rd: Takiddm - 10g, Jupiter - 10g, Bye Bye Hollywood - 10m, Bank of Dad - 12g, Country Flavor - 11g, Miracle in May - 11m.

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11yo g Three Quarters (Desperately - Aunita Farmgirl, by Irish Dreamin), has been retired with only 2 races on his resume. 5th at Northlands Park (8/8/10), and
6th at Lethbridge, 6 years later (9/17/16). 0 - 0-0-0, $265. Happy retirement!


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