The WAR HORSE Chronicles

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Sparrow Castle
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Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:52 pm

I follow Sun City too. She runs at Emerald Downs too, and I've won many bets on the grand old girl!

Another "war horse" I love is the now 10 year old gelding Swiss Ski. Still competitive after 77 starts, 21 wins, 12 seconds, 14 thirds for many different trainers. Eleven starts in 2013. He has earned $321,769.
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Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:06 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:I follow Sun City too. She runs at Emerald Downs too, and I've won many bets on the grand old girl!

Another "war horse" I love is the now 10 year old gelding Swiss Ski. Still competitive after 77 starts, 21 wins, 12 seconds, 14 thirds for many different trainers. Eleven starts in 2013. He has earned $321,769.
Yes, Sun City is truly a gem. Funny you should bring up Swiss Ski - I just put him in my VS this morning! He's running at Turf Paradise
next Monday (1/13/14) in Race 4. Love these youngsters...


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Northport
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Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:07 pm

The oldest one that I consistently follow is Barbecue Eddie (MD) DK B/, G, foaled February 5, 2004 (Stormy Atlantic - The Green Owl, by Carson City).

He is 40-10-5-7, with earnings of $943,849. He started his career California with Brian Coriner but was purchased by Shadwell/Sheikh Hamdan and moving to Dubai several years ago.
He hasn't been too hot this season at Meydan, but he runs in around 6 races a year, gets the summers off, and won last year's Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 (Group 2).
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Miss Woodford
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Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:24 pm

From my VS

Box Top, 11yo Canadian ATM machine.
http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Result ... registry=T

Hollywood Left, 11yo stallion currently at Mountaineer. Had 22 starts last year!
http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Result ... registry=T

Lot a Smoke, 13yo mare also at Lethbridge. Horses on the Alberta circuit get the whole winter off, I think that's the secret to why so many horses there run well into their teenage years.
http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Result ... registry=T

Be Bullish, NYRA horse. Only 8 but he's certainly deserving of "war horse" status. He had a great rivalry with another war horse, Dr. W (now retired). 73 starts, over $800k in earnings, still tries his heart out every time.
http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Result ... registry=T

Marvillosa Marcos, 11yo gelding. One of the few horses who has moved up in class in his "golden years" - spend a good part of his career at Les Bois, moved to Assiniboia and is now doing quite well in starter stakes at Turf Paradise.
http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Result ... registry=T

Missing Sefa, 12yo mare running the KY/IN/OH circuit. She's stayed remarkably consistent over the years.
http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Result ... registry=T

Then there's the old stalwarts Ravalo, Cherokee Artist, Awakino Cat, Strike Impact and the mighty Vanquisher still running and winning at a high level.
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Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:28 pm

second_glance wrote: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.

Start 85 coming up (probably) on Jan 12. At Calder, #8, 4:00 pm ET, Cl5000; he has post position #1. Check it out if you get a chance -- he really is an attractive horse.
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Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:36 pm

The good news is that Be Bullish just won a 6f AOC for state breds this last Sunday.
The bad news is that he is now owned/trained by Drawing Away Stables/Jacobsen. :evil:
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Miss Woodford wrote:From my VS


Hollywood Left, 11yo stallion currently at Mountaineer. Had 22 starts last year!
http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Result ... registry=T



Retired to FITRAC (purchased to be retired, I think; but possibly donated)

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Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:59 am

second_glance wrote:
Miss Woodford wrote:From my VS


Hollywood Left, 11yo stallion currently at Mountaineer. Had 22 starts last year!
http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Result ... registry=T



Retired to FITRAC (purchased to be retired, I think; but possibly donated)

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Isn't he still intact? Winner of 21 races and over $600,000, sound through 105 starts, I can't help but wonder if he ought to be given a chance as a stallion...
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Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:26 am

105 starts and still sound? Breeders ought to give a horse like that a chance, and being an Alydar grandson isn't exactly shabby breeding...but they probably won't.
You know, 100 years ago, a stallion like that would have been prized as a cavalry remount stud...a fairly fast TB, proven at the races, and shown to be sturdy and strong. I will also presume that Hollywood' has a good mind, without vicious habits, or he wouldn't still be intact.
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I don't follow him., but 9yo Take Down Two just won his 95th start in the AQU 5, Cl3500[0/u], at odds of 25-1. Joy in that barn today! And gives TDT more than $430K in earnings.
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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:105 starts and still sound? Breeders ought to give a horse like that a chance, and being an Alydar grandson isn't exactly shabby breeding...but they probably won't.
You know, 100 years ago, a stallion like that would have been prized as a cavalry remount stud...a fairly fast TB, proven at the races, and shown to be sturdy and strong. I will also presume that Hollywood' has a good mind, without vicious habits, or he wouldn't still be intact.
Really liked his sire Wheaton as he was by Alydar and also a 1/2 brother to Storm Cat. Although owned by Overbook, he started his stud career in Florida, then moved to Pin Oak in PA where he was starting to make his name as a sire. Unfortunately he broke his leg in his stall. Wheaton is also the sire of the good runner Russell Road. I remember reading after Wheaton died that the trainers of his offspring said they loved them and were sturdy and gutsy. If you look at his offspring there are a couple of others that raced over 100 times and many that raced over 50.
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Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:01 pm

10yo Grandpa Roy, who spends much of his time running at Turf Paradise, is entered in the Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile H. at
TP this Saturday (1/18/14). At 77 - 16-11-6, he has a little win streak going, and aims to continue into 2014.

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Scratched by Trainer - 1/18/14
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Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:51 pm

10 yo Dinner in Odem makes his 100th start in R8 at Tampa today.
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Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:54 pm

ThreeMustangs wrote:10 yo Dinner in Odem makes his 100th start in R8 at Tampa today.
Dinner in Odem came in 10th and last. On to race 101...

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Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:03 pm

12yo Cat Man returns for his 108th start at Beulah Park this Wednesday (1/22/14). He comes off a nine day rest and a
4th place finish at BP last time out...

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Finished 2nd - 1/22/14
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WarBiscuit wrote:12yo Cat Man returns for his 108th start at Beulah Park this Wednesday (1/22/14). He comes off a nine day rest and a
4th place finish at BP last time out...

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$2500 claiming race. :(
tres borrachos
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10 yo Trekkie ran today at Beulah. Bred by Jacks or Better Farm. 88 starts 16-18-20 with $136,926 earned. Finished 7 of 8 in a $2500 claimer. I wish I had $2500 and a place to install him as a lawn ornament.
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10yo war mare Sun City will make her 2014 debut and her 107th start tomorrow (1/28/14) at Turf Paradise
in a $3,000 claimer. She has a huge following out there...

Good luck to her...

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WarBiscuit wrote:10yo war mare Sun City will make her 2014 debut and her 107th start tomorrow (1/28/14) at Turf Paradise
in a $3,000 claimer. She has a huge following out there...

Good luck to her...

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Sun City came in 4th (of 6). She led most of the mile and was passed in the stretch. She's owned and raced by her breeder, exclusively at Turf Paradise and Emerald Downs mostly in claiming races. I think she's had the same trainer for all her races. That alone seems remarkable to me. What a grand war mare indeed!
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Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:01 pm

Someone recently asked about popular Pacific Northwest runner Spaghetti Mouse (Archie), inquiring as to his status, and it
appears that he was officially retired in 2012, and was (is) retraining to be a jumper. He raced for his entire career at Hastings and
racked up some bucks along the way. Hope he is enjoying his next chapter!

Spaghetti Mouse (B, G, 4/20/2002) Archers Bay - Desert Mouse by With Approval
MGSW - 52 - 12-15-8, $859,165

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