The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby WarBiscuit » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:03 pm

10yo Challenger, a son of Chester House, will try for his 3rd consecutive win at Mountaineer on Monday (3/3/14).
In the money in all but 3 of his races in 2013.

10yo Hariolus was a winner for the 11th time, at Calder on February 23rd.

10yo Texas Holladay, raced 20 times in 2013 - started out well, but has been having a rough time of it lately - is
entered for his 2014 debut at Mountaineer this Sunday (3/3/14) in Race 9, along with 11yo Tony Lantana, 10yo Port Royal,
10yo Running Wish, along with some youth - all 6, 8 and 9yo's.

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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby second_glance » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:42 pm

12yo Missing Sefa won the 1st at Turfway (Cl8000). She now has a record of 98-27-16-14, $334,816. Circled the (small) field 7-8 wide and was still full of run as she crossed under the wire. She has a lot of fans at Turfway.
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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby WarBiscuit » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:05 pm

second_glance wrote:12yo Missing Sefa won the 1st at Turfway (Cl8000). She now has a record of 98-27-16-14, $334,816. Circled the (small) field 7-8 wide and was still full of run as she crossed under the wire. She has a lot of fans at Turfway.


Thanks for the report s_g! She had a rough trip last time out - came in 10th. Made amends today.


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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby WarBiscuit » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:12 pm

10yo Challenger, by Chester House, began his 2014 campaign with a win - his third consecutive, at Mountaineer
yesterday.

A gelding that may bear watching is 10yo Nite Fun, who raced only for the 11th time in his career today. For some reason, he was brought back in
2014 after having not raced since 2008. He was not doing well then and appears to be struggling in his comeback, finishing last or near to it in his
last several races - and came in last today at Sam Houston Park. I could be way off track here, but coming back at 10 and continuing to struggle
in low level claimers just does not seem worthwhile - unless, of course, he enjoys it - but I don't know...

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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby Sparrow Castle » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:29 pm

Things like that do make you go "hmmm."

Sun City came in 5th of 6 today in for a $3k claiming price at Turf Paradise. Chart says "tired, stopped" and she looked the part beaten by 12 1/4 lengths. She's been racing steadily since 2007, and seems to be racing sound for all these years. I've really enjoyed watching her at Emerald, but not sure about this year. I can only hope they do the right thing for her. She's been quite the warrior with 109 starts and a record of 21-27-16 for earnings of $179,705.
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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby Starine » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:43 pm

second_glance wrote:12yo Missing Sefa won the 1st at Turfway (Cl8000). She now has a record of 98-27-16-14, $334,816. Circled the (small) field 7-8 wide and was still full of run as she crossed under the wire. She has a lot of fans at Turfway.


That's awesome; what an honest mare.

Here's the chart for those interested:

http://www.equibase.com/static/chart/pd ... 14USA7.pdf
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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby WarBiscuit » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:13 pm

Don't recall a mention of it here, but two well known old timers were both retired this past year and have found great homes to enjoy
their days.

12yo Wasserman was injured and retired in August. All time leading money earner at Emerald Downs, he left the track with a record
of 83 - 13-15-14 and $599,091.
http://www.auburn-reporter.com/sports/221173631.html

12yo Towzee retired and adopted. 37 - 4-9-4 and $156,616.
http://aftertheraces.org/success-stories/towzee/

Happy Retirement Boys...

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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby Sparrow Castle » Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:21 pm

WarBiscuit wrote:12yo Wasserman was injured and retired in August. All time leading money earner at Emerald Downs, he left the track with a record
of 83 - 13-15-14 and $599,091.
http://www.auburn-reporter.com/sports/221173631.html

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I think we put it in a different thread. But this gives me a place to post this picture. Wasserman will always be a fan favorite in my house, as well as Jennifer and Marcus <smile>. Jennifer was Wasserman's regular rider and they obviously have a relationship. Marcus was at EMD for a fundraiser to support the LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY.

Marcus Trufant, former Seattle Seahawk and 11th overall in the 2003 NFL Draft, poses with EmD's all-time leading female rider, Jennifer Whitaker, and all-time leading earner and fan-favorite, Wasserman! (EMD Facebook)
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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby second_glance » Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:29 pm

8yo Run Smart One got his 13th win in his 88th start, at Calder on Friday.
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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby Sparrow Castle » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:15 pm

Swiss Ski 10/G just finished 2nd by a short nose at Turf Paradise. He's finished in the top three in 51 of his 81 races :-)
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