The WAR HORSE Chronicles

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Thu May 31, 2018 7:18 pm

May has been a profitable month for elderly racers. More visitors to the Winners circle:

12yo g Bare With Me (Bold n' Flashy - In the Buff, by Take Me Out), 1st at Thistledown (5/29/18). 45 - 10-7-4, $186,307.

10yo m Looks Like Sis (Mutakddim - Ashley at the Gate, by Mt. Livermore), 1st at Presque Isle Downs (5/30/18). 82 - 9-8-17, $322,062.

10yo g Thinking Of Girls (Speightstown - Flashy Frolic, by Premiership), 1st at Penn (5/24/18). 64 - 13-9-7, $302,851.

10yo g Aroney (Aptitude - Ambling, by Chester House), 1st at Canterbury (5/25/18). 94 - 13-14-15, $258,081.

10yo m Basketball Bella (Basketball Court - New Meadows, by Royal Academy), 1st at Thistledown (5/26/18). 86 - 21-8-13, $209,895.

11yo g Lewdawg N Paradise (Lost In Paradise - Old Tricks, by Avenue Of Flags), 1st at Sunray (5/27/18). 86 - 17-10-18, $171,858.

10yo g Aikman Joe (Marino Marini - Just Another Fib, by Synastry), 1st at Assiniboia (5/25/18). 34 - 13-3-5, $47,097.

10yo g Sons Of Samcro (Lemon Drop Kid - First Light, by Salt Lake), 1st at Lethbridge (5/27/18). 53 - 10-8-6, $86,264.

10yo g General Day (For Really - Galpin Appeal, by Skip Trial), 1st at Lethbridge (5/27/18). 72 - 25-15-13, $125,333.

11yo m Magical Grace (Momentum - Clerical Error, by Kendor), 1st at Lethbridge (5/27/18). 36 - 7-9-8, $22,724. MX Results.
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Placed:
Thisladyisadiamond - 10m, Vernon Cat - 10g, Jifquick - 10g, Pure Vertical - 11g, Diesel's Prize - 10g,
Dark Desire - 10m, Worth A Punt - 11g, Husker Ridge - 10m, Run To The Bank - 10g, Yes It's Persia - 10m.
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3rd: Forever Sure - 10g, Wells Gold - 10g, Akapesche - 10g, Bully Roll - 12g, Bullzaboy - 10g, Bold Raider - 11g,
P R's Orphan - 10g, Bye Bye Hollywood - 11m, Amerocko - 11g, Bigshotinthenews - 10g, Lighthouse Sound - 11g.
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As we close out May, nearly 40 10+ yo's made it across the finish line first. Give 'em a round of applause! :D

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Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:30 pm

More geriatric Winners:

12yo g Don't Defy Me (Defy Logic - Silver Slipper, by Smokester), 1st at Mountaineer (6/4/18). 79 - 16-17-15, $231,105.

10yo g Watch My Smoke (Leestown - Starlight Wishes, by Carson City), 1st at Lone Star (6/2/18). 66 - 16-13-10, $477,770. MSP.

10yo g Brave Julian (Brave Romane - Boston Heat, by Boston Harbor), 1st at Lethbridge (6/2/18). 53 - 10-10-7, $75,527.

10yo m Sugah Sweet (The Daddy - Sugah Sugah, by Northern Baby), 1st at Assiniboia (6/1/18). 106 - 7-12-17. $95,956.

10yo g Roll On Diego (Roll Hennessy Roll - Flipsider, by Prospector Jones), 1st at Sunray (6/1/18). 43 - 9-8-5, $149,500.

10yo m Follow The Lady (Wiseman's Ferry - B'deviled Beau, by Beau Genius), 1st at Horseman's Park (6/1/18). 75 - 10-7-7, $95,742.

11yo g Metallic Mist (Saint Liam - Wear, by Arch), 1st at Marquis Downs (6/1/18). 74 - 19-16-9, $107,745.

10yo m Z Lovlee Linda (Alysweep - I'm Exclusive, by Premiership), 1st at Finger Lakes (6/5/18). 87 - 18-18-15, $155,311.

10yo m Queens Prize (Kennedy Factor - Harvest Hoedown, by Hoedown's Day), 1st at Arapahoe (6/4/18). 29 - 7-5-3, $36,329.

10yo g Stormin Larry (Storm Boot - Hurry McGuerty, by L'Enjoleur), 1st at Thistledown (6/6/18). 69 - 18-8-10, $325,480. SP.

10yo g Senor Louie (Louis Quatorze - Senorita Cielo, by Conquistador Cielo), 1st at Delaware Park (6/6/18). 86 - 8-7-11, $348,421.

10yo g Smart Alex's Posse (Afleet Alex - Sheriff's Posse, by Silver Deputy), 1st at Fairmount (6/5/18). 57 - 11-18-13, $131,909.
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Placed:
Cozy Bar - 10g, Hi Prim - 12g, Seven Torrents - 11g, Justanotherbob - 10g, Playin Tough - 10g.

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3rd:
Diana's Vendetta - 10m, Husker Ridge - 10m, Taking Charge - 10g, Dubla Gold - 11g, Moonlit Meteor - 10g,
Including Gold - 10g, Sportive - 10g, The Great Caper - 10g.

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Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:54 am

As we close out May, nearly 40 10+ yo's made it across the finish line first. Give 'em a round of applause!

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YAY!!!! These posts are very much appreciated WarBiscuit - as well as the warriors
Thank YOU!
May they run with the WIND
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Sparrow Castle
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:22 pm

Very sad to pass this along. RIP, Becky's Kitten. Condolences to his many fans.

Shelley Blodgett @ShelleyBlodgett
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BECKY’S KITTEN (2007 KY-bred Gelding 132-starts) was euthanized yesterday 6/9/18. @CaribbeanOTTB has been working 2 retire this accomplished, hard-trying horse since 2017. He competed in 2009 BC juvenile turf & 2 stakes races early in career. Read on 2 learn what happened.....

BECKY’S KITTEN came out of his last on 3/25/18 race well. He ran 6 times in 3 months in 2018 with record 1,2,2. Unfortunately, he was badly kicked by another horse abt 2 months ago as he walked by on way to therapy pool, & sustained L hind complicated splint bone fxs.....
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:37 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:Very sad to pass this along. RIP, Becky's Kitten. Condolences to his many fans.

Shelley Blodgett @ShelleyBlodgett
11 minutes ago
BECKY’S KITTEN (2007 KY-bred Gelding 132-starts) was euthanized yesterday 6/9/18. @CaribbeanOTTB has been working 2 retire this accomplished, hard-trying horse since 2017. He competed in 2009 BC juvenile turf & 2 stakes races early in career. Read on 2 learn what happened.....

BECKY’S KITTEN came out of his last on 3/25/18 race well. He ran 6 times in 3 months in 2018 with record 1,2,2. Unfortunately, he was badly kicked by another horse abt 2 months ago as he walked by on way to therapy pool, & sustained L hind complicated splint bone fxs.....
More from Shelley:
Becky’s Kitten was examined, treated & put on 8 weeks of stall rest, which he did not tolerate well Re-evaluation revealed ongoing lameness & pain not well controlled with meds. Vet concluded his QOL & prognosis 4 healing well, esp given difficulty w/ stall rest, were poor...

CTA was set 2 take him, give him TLC & time needed. We were working on sanctuary home. However, this injury, coupled w/ racing wear & tear & secondary issues related to his difficulty with recovery & stall rest, was too much 4 this galant gelding 2 overcome We’re so sorry
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Treve
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:43 pm

RIP :(
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Miss Woodford
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:27 pm

10yo Slim Shadey (GB) won the 12th at Belmont Park, an allowance optional claimer. He was claimed for $62500 to the Maker barn.
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:15 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:Very sad to pass this along. RIP, Becky's Kitten. Condolences to his many fans.

Shelley Blodgett @ShelleyBlodgett
11 minutes ago
BECKY’S KITTEN (2007 KY-bred Gelding 132-starts) was euthanized yesterday 6/9/18. @CaribbeanOTTB has been working 2 retire this accomplished, hard-trying horse since 2017. He competed in 2009 BC juvenile turf & 2 stakes races early in career. Read on 2 learn what happened.....

BECKY’S KITTEN came out of his last on 3/25/18 race well. He ran 6 times in 3 months in 2018 with record 1,2,2. Unfortunately, he was badly kicked by another horse abt 2 months ago as he walked by on way to therapy pool, & sustained L hind complicated splint bone fxs.....
So sorry to hear this sad news. Time and time again over the past few years he turned up on this thread for winning and hitting the board. A bit of a damper on this Belmont Stakes day for me. What a War Horse - 132 - 20-23-21, $478,668. Raced on all levels, from the biggest of stages to Camarero...

RIP Becky's Kitten.

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Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:51 pm

I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Smiling for the camera:

10yo m Husker Ridge (Cactus Ridge - Bonnie Castle, by Danzig Connection), 1st at Horsemans Park (6/9/18). 67 - 12-14-5, $77,020.

10yo g Wildwood Aragorn (Aragorn - Sharp Needle, by Mark of Esteem), 1st at Chippewa Downs (6/10/18). 37 - 6-4-3, $21,841.

10yo g General Day (For Really - Galpin Appeal, by Skip Trial), 1st at Lethbridge (6/9/18). 73 - 26-15-13, $129,802.

11yo g Boss Hogg Who (Lion Heart - Dancin Dottie, by Demidoff), 1st at Arapahoe (6/10/18). 79 - 19-19-7, $133,019.

10yo g Watch My Smoke (Leestown - Starlight Wishes, by Carson City), 1st at Louisiana Downs (6/11/18). 67 - 17-13-10, $483,770. MSP.

11yo g Ghostwalking (Ghostzapper - Two Trail Sioux, by Indian Charlie), 1st at Mountaineer (6/10/18). 76 - 17-18-10, $357,198.

10yo g Slim Shadey (Val Royal - Vino Veritas, by Chief's Crown), 1st at Belmont (6/9/18). 74 - 14-15-4, $1,265,955.
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Placed:
Forever Sure - 10g, Dawn Tera - 10m, Coconut Joe - 10g, Brutally Handsome - 11g, Executive Five - 10g,
Missta H W - 11g, Barrel Knot - 11g, Vernon Cat - 10g, Roaring Belle - 11m.

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3rd:
Sons of Samcro - 10g, Storm On Bye - 10m, P R's Orphan - 10g, Racy - 11g, Get Back Man - 10g, Town of Towns - 10g.


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Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:40 pm

Gotta LOVE Slim Shadey! I remember his father well

10yo g Slim Shadey (Val Royal - Vino Veritas, by Chief's Crown), 1st at Belmont (6/9/18). 74 - 14-15-4, $1,265,955.
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Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:28 pm

11yo g Bank Account, a mid-western fan favorite for many years, was injured in Race 7 at Fairmount Park on June 12th, and was pulled up and vanned off.
It was the 107th career start for this War Horse. Any news would be appreciated!

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Recent Winners:

10yo m Basketball Bella (Basketball Court - New Meadows, by Royal Academy), 1st at Thistledown (6/13/18). 87 - 22-9-12, $217,105.

10yo g Storms Battle (Storm Victory - At The Ball, by Bold Laddie), 1st at Northlands Park (6/15/18). 51 - 10-5-10, $80,042.

10yo g Excess Baggage (In Excess - Shush, by Petionville), 1st at Lethbridge (6/15/18). 18 - 8-2-2, $17,392. MX Race stats.

10yo g Justanotherbob (Game Plan - Sister Adiba, by Pirate's Bounty), 1st at Lethbridge (6/15/18). 67 - 10-11-11, $50,754.

10yo g Doinmysongndance (Songandaprayer - Catlike Dancer, by Tale of the Cat), 1st at Fort Erie (6/17/18). 57 - 11-11-11, $221,777.

10yo g Epic Cast (Freespool - Murderer's Row, by Grand Slam), 1st at Grants Pass (6/17/18). 54 - 23-8-10, $64,975.
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Placed:

It Doesn't Add Up - 10g, Cozey Deeds - 11m, Metallic Mist - 11g, Ryan's Audrina - 10m, Trelawny - 11g, Mitt - 12g,
Run To The Bank - 10g, Jolson - 11g, Captain Zippounas - 10g, The Great Caper - 10g, Mr. Fuzzybottom - 10g.
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3rd:

I Am The King - 12g, Only Be Cause - 12g, Praetereo - 10g, Latika Love - 10m, Wicked Landlord - 10h, Bullzaboy - 10g.


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Visitors to the Winners Circle:

10yo g Watch My Smoke (Leestown - Starlight Wishes, by Carson City), 1st at Louisiana Downs (6/19/18). 68 - 18-13-10, $497,570. MSP. 3rd consecutive win.

10yo g General Day (For Really - Galpin Appeal, by Skip Trial), 1st at Lethbridge (6/23/18). 73 - 26-15-13, $129,802. 3rd consecutive win.

10yo g Isthmus (Flower Alley - Dancing Water, by Silver Deputy), 1st at Mountaineer (6/18/18). 45 - 9-9-4, $284,708.

10yo g Coconut Joe (Tiger Trap - Sallie Dee, by Corwyn Bay), 1st at Lethbridge (6/24/18). 50 - 8-3-7, $24,058.

10yo g Vernon Cat (Stormy Victory - Wild Rose County, by Katahaula County), 1st at Lethbridge (6/24/18). 46 - 10-6-6, $64,499.

10yo g Barney Rebel (Holy Roman Emperor - Opera Ridge, by Indian Ridge), 1st at Laurel Park (6/24/18). 58 - 10-8-7, $262,609.

10yo g P R's Orphan (Old Topper - Bet A Slew, by Slewvescent), 1st at Lethbridge (6/23/18). 42 - 11-11-6, $54,785.

10yo g Southbeachsandy (Aggadan - Really American, by Real Quiet), 1st at Finger Lakes (6/26/18). 87 - 10-23-16, $287,870.
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Placed:
Cozy Bar - 10g, War and Thunder - 10g, Sugah Sweet - 10m, Fur Lined - 12m, Get Back Man - 10g, Jolson - 11g,
Agonistic - 10g, Four Left Feet - 10g, Jifquick - 10g, Sportive - 10g, Expecting Cash - 10g.

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3rd:
Southbeachsandy - 10g, Th Original Scotty - 10h, Cruise More - 10g, Bear's Conductor - 12g, Aikman Joe - 10g,
Looks Like Sis - 10m, Track Bully - 11g, Why I Am - 10g, Carr Creek - 10g, Benjamin E - 12g, Bell Zone - 11g,
Duty Calls - 10g, Brother Ernie - 10g, Highway Fiftyfour - 10g.


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Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:29 am

12 year old gelding Pacific Tsunami won R4 at Marquis Downs this evening. He resembles a largish shetland pony in physique, but he got the job done.

A brief video from our modest little track this evening -- very scenic!

https://youtu.be/NrPpOdyRo-E
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Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:30 pm

10 yr old gelding Bingo Bango Bongo just took 2nd at Gulfstream in his 60th start.
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Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:13 pm

Some War Horse celebrities racing this week include 10yo Soi Phet, looking to hit that million dollar mark in the Bertrando Stakes at Los Alamitos (7/4, R8), and 12yo Classic Wildcat will make his 99th start at Suffolk Downs on Sunday (7/8, R7). I believe that this is his first start since being claimed from King Leatherbury back in March. 5K tag - maybe KL will be in attendance?!

Also racing at Suffolk this weekend, 12yo Parker's Project, 10yo Canaveral, 10yo Chaotic Bull, 10yo Lagoon of Diamonds, 10yo Small Giant,
12yo Khan of Khans, 10yo Robie the Cat (Trivia - where does his name come from?), 10yo Silent Tale, 10yo m Las Mercedes,
11yo Ghostwalking, and 11yo Holiday Boy. Impressive line-up of seniors at Suffolk. Good luck to all of them!

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Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:23 pm

WarBiscuit wrote:Some War Horse celebrities racing this week include 10yo Soi Phet, looking to hit that million dollar mark in the Bertrando Stakes at Los Alamitos (7/4, R8), and 12yo Classic Wildcat will make his 99th start at Suffolk Downs on Sunday (7/8, R7). I believe that this is his first start since being claimed from King Leatherbury back in March. 5K tag - maybe KL will be in attendance?!
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Oh I hope so! :D

We finally got an Allowance race on Saturday to fill for one of our mares who we badly do not want to lose to a claim and at her preferred distance too...that happens maybe once a year.

Cheers to a great week of racing!
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Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:06 pm

Another grateful retiree, courtesy of Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare, is 10yo g Charlie Bull. After finishing in first place at Camarero on March 15, 2017, he took more than a year off and was brought back to the track in 2018. He has not done well this year, finishing 10th, 12th and 10th in his 3 races - the last on June 22 crossing the line 121 lengths behind. Clearly, Charlie was out of gas. He will be well taken care of and put up for adoption.

Charlie Bull (Philanthropist - Cosa Rara, by Tethra). 92 - 16-17-17, $358,988. From cold Canada to steamy Puerto Rico, and many points in between, a job well done.

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Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:33 pm

Add 10yo Slim Shadey to the above list of old timers running this week. He's entered in the Stars and Stripes Stakes at Arlington this Saturday (7/7/18).

G3 Turf - $100,000 purse - Race 8 - 5:23 pm CDT.

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