The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby Sparrow Castle » 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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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby WarBiscuit » 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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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby Northport » 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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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby Miss Woodford » 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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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby second_glance » 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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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » 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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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby second_glance » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:45 pm

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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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby Miss Woodford » 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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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » 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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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby second_glance » Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:30 pm

I don't follow him., but 9yo Take Down Two just won his 95th start in the AQU 5, [u]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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