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Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:02 am

Ron Ellis was interviewed on TVG before the race and the gist was that Magic Mark was doing well and they expected a good effort. But obviously something went wrong with him during the race, maybe cardiac or pulmonary. I've seen this guy for years. RIP, warrior.
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Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:14 pm

I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:31 pm

Classic Wildcat finished 11th and last in his first race outside of King Leatherbury's barn. :(
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Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:15 pm

Miss Woodford wrote:Classic Wildcat finished 11th and last in his first race outside of King Leatherbury's barn. :(
I don't like that. Still scratching my head trying to figure out who in the hell claims a 12yo horse from an 85 year old trainer? Hope Classic Wildcat can get back on track, or better yet, retire him.

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Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:36 pm

I have to think that horses notice when they suddenly aren't in their "home" stall or being cared for by the people they know and trust. Wouldn't surprise me that Classic Wildcat ran so poorly because he's really unsettled...and unhappy.
I hope he gets back to King and his 'home' stall soon.
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Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:16 pm

A 12-year-old who's happy at what he's doing. Khan of Khans won his 30th race Saturday at Suffolk Downs!

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Smiling for the camera:

12yo m Miracle in May (Songandaprayer - Logia, by Bon Point), 1st at Mountaineer (7/8/18). 78 - 18-11-11, $283,834.

11yo g Dorothy's Diamond Oratory - Hester Prynne, by Colonial Affair), 1st at Mountaineer (6/26/18). 95 - 20-16-18, $200,891.Survivor of the great Penn wreck, 12/13/11.

10yo g Moments Notiz (Tiznow - ABC Amanda, by Alphabet Soup), 1st at Charles Town (6/29/18). 62 - 25-15-8, $492,877. 3rd consecutive win.

10yo g Star of Sarava (Sarava - J Star, by Arch), 1st at Penn (6/30/18). 70 - 13-10-9, $252,431. MSP.

12yo g Pacific Tsunami (Magic Cat - Pacific Echo, by Eastern Echo), 1st at Marquis Downs (6/29/18). 94 - 28-9-21, $256, 690.

10yo g Guzzlingin (City Zip - Go For Bail, by Go For Gin), 1st at Grants Pass (6/30/18). 63 - 16-11-12, $57,174.

10yo g Soi Phet (Tizbud - Summer Jersey, by Siberian Summer), 1st at Los Alamitos (7/4/18). 59 - 15-7-6, $1,015,250. GSP.

10yo g Storms Battle (Storm Victory - At The Ball, by Bold Laddie), 1st at Northlands Park (7/2/18). 52 - 11-5-10, $82,919.

10yo m Keen Smee (Keen Falcon - Smee, by Honour and Glory), 1st at Mountaineer (7/2/18). 44 - 14-7-6. $88,427.

10yo g Bigshotinthenews (Read The Footnotes - Mrs, Bigshot, by Anjiz), 1st at Finger Lakes (7/7/18). 100 - 15-16-18, $307,507. MSP.

12yo g Khan of Khans (Storm Boot - Mondra, by Digression), 1st at Suffolk Downs (7/7/18). 108 - 30-20-7, $412,397. SP.

10yo g Executive Five (Bold Executive - Carah Five, by You and I), 1st at Fort Erie (7/8/18). 71 - 12-17-12, $523,399. MSP

10yo g General Day (For Really - Galpin Appeal, by Skip Trial), 1st at Grande Prairie (Sprint Series S. 7/8/18). 74 - 27-15-13, $132,843. 4th consecutive win.

10yo g Black Circle (Black Mambo - Circle of Friends, by Maudlin) 1st at Mountaineer (7/8/18). 60 - 10-6-15, $181,287.

10yo g Bingo Bango Bongo (Saarland - Archivist, by Arch), 1st at Gulfstream (5/28/18). 60 - 7-15-11, $198,129.
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Placed:
Wild Aspen Flower - 10m, Gussied Up - 10m, Husbands Folly - 10g, Bell Zone - 10g, Stormy Rush - 10g,
Impulzive Kate - 11m, Metallic Mist - 11g, Bingo Bango Bongo - 10g, Commander Sport - 10g.
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3rd:
Mr. Fuzzybottom - 10g, Honey C - 11m, Latika Love - 10m, Shane Daniel - 10g, Chaotic Bull - 10g, Aroney - 10g,
Including Gold - 10g, Guzzlingin - 10g, magical Grace - 11m , Sons of Missouri - 10g, Gentleman Jackson - 11g,
Wildwood Aragorn - 10g, Dubla Gold - 11g, Ryan's Audrina - 10m, Straight Thunder - 12g.

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Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:07 pm

Seamster Set for 100th Start at Catterick
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A trip to the Winners Circle:

10yo g Guzzlingin (City Zip - Go For Bail, by Go For Gin), 1st at Crooked River (7/11/18). 64 - 16-11-13, $59,285.

11yo m Silver Tresor (Congressionalhonor - Rackliffe Island, by Polish Numbers), 1st at Penn National (7/13/18). 48 - 8-4-8, $163,174.

10yo g Bullzaboy (Holy Bull - Feisty Cherokee, by Cherokee Run), 1st at Mountaineer (7/18/18). 75 - 12-13-15, $147,480.

10yo g Well's Gold (Gold Tribute - Lucky Buck's Baby, by Spend a Buck), 1st at Louisiana Downs (7/16/18), 79 - 18-17-12, $493,202. MSP.

10yo g Doinmysongndance (Songandaprayer - Catlike Dancer, by Tale of the Cat). 1st at Fort Erie (7/17/18). 59 - 12-11-12, $226,070.

10yo g Husband's Folly (Decarchy - Sabella, by Atticus), 1st at Presque Isle Downs (7/16/18). 69 - 7-10-14, $417,306.

10yo m Queens Prize (Kennedy Factor - Harvest Hoedown, by Hoedown's Day), 1st at Arapahoe Park (7/21/18). 31 - 8-5-3, $39,979.

10yo g Get Back Man (Toccet - Pearl City, by Carson City), 1st at North Dakota (7/21/18). 72 - 15-15-11, $181,441.

10yo g Another Bumper (Blumin Affair - Bumperette, by Rupert's Wing), 1s at Wyoming Downs (7/21/18). $66 - 11-20-9, $83,716.
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Placed:
Looks Like Sis - 10m, The Great Caper - 10g, Pinch This Too - 11g, P R's Orphan - 10g, Lake Creek - 10g,
Brutally Handsome - 11g, Pacific Tsunami - 12g, Get Back Man - 10g.

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3rd:
Toccets Charm - 11g, Papa Frita - 11g, City Sage - 10g, Do The Math - 10g, Eighty Eight - 12g, Jazz Age - 10g,
Meet Me At Wilsons - 11g, Lucky Melissa - 11m, Local Legacy - 10g, Limestone - 10g, Dark Desire - 10m,
Impulzive Kate - 11m, Shane Daniel - 10g, Candy Train - 10g.

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Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:28 pm

We saw the Winners Circle!

10yo g Hero's Wager (Partner's Hero - Cassy Wager, by Elocutionist), 1st at Mountaineer (7/23/18). 18 - 1-1-1, $21,172. His first win !!

10yo g City Sage (City Place - Mystical Susan, by French Deputy), 1st at Prairie Meadows (7/26/18). 68 - 16-17-13, $427,718. SW.

10yo g Including Gold (Include - Gold Mirage, by Golden Missile), 1st at Northlands Park (7/27/18). 69 - 15-10-13, $136,289.

11yo m Annadu (Seattle Shamus - Marbaya, by Cool Halo), 1st at Great Falls (7/27/18). 52 - 13-10-13, $74,926.

10yo g Azote (Munasaaq - Ladys Cape, by Capetown), 1st at Camarero (7/29/18). 66 - 20-11-12, $94,161.

11yo g Swiss Arrogant (Swiss Yodeler - Exposee, by Expressman), 1st at Hastings (8/3/18). 74 - 14-12-5, $141,303.

10yo g Stormy Rush (Stormy Atlantic - Willow Rush, by Wild Rush), 1st at Woodbine (7/29/18). 37 - 10-5-4. $436,677. GSP.

11yo g Meet Me At Wilsons[/b (Old Topper - Roeshamboe, by Synastry), 1st at Wyoming Downs (7/29/18). 48 - 15-9-8, $50,376.

10yo g Captain Zippounas (Sligo Bay - Lucy Above, by Wekiva Springs), 1st at Preque Isle Downs (8/5/18). 65 - 17-7-11, $277,250.

10yo g Real Heart (Devil His Due - Real Sweetheart, by Our Emblem), 1st at Assiniboia Downs (8/6/18). 66 - 18-13-4, $83,930.
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Placed: Jazz Age - 10g, Moments Notiz - 10g, Dawn Tera - 10m, Ultimate Question - 10g, Latika Love - 10m,
Mr. Fuzzybottom -10 g , Black Circle - 10g, Get Back Man - 10g, Bully Roll - 12g, Romeo Royale - 11g,
St. Patrick's Appeal - 11g, Diesels Prize - 10g, Jaguar Ridge - 10g, Impulzive Kate - 11m,General Day - 10g,
Southbeachsandy - 10g, Metallic Mist - 11g, Magical Grace - 11m, Smack Ridge - 10g,
Smart Alex's Posse - 10g.
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3rd:
Jupiter - 11g, Justanotherbob - 10g, Shane Daniel - 10g, Ryan's Audrina - 10m, Runaway Pepper - 10g,
Chele - 11g, Eighty Eight - 12g, Union Bowman - 11h, We Taught Ed - 11g, Lizzy Lass - 10m,
Surf N Ski - 10g, Captain Zippounas - 10g, He's Very Rare - 10g.
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13 yo g Bank of Dad came in 7th in Race 6 at Thistledown on August 1st, was claimed and retired. Happy Trails old man !

Bank of Dad (Valid Expectations - Starlit City, by Carson City). 132 - 25-12-26, $375,391. Broke his maiden on first try at Evangeline on
on August 31, 2007.

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Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:38 pm

13 yo g Bank of Dad came in 7th in Race 6 at Thistledown on August 1st, was claimed and retired. Happy Trails old man !


YAY = thanks for posting this = Hope he has a great home
May they run with the WIND
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Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:56 am

Bank of Dad is with me! What a great guy he is! Old Friends has agreed to take him - he will hopefully be moving there after the 24th- thank you, Old Friends, you will be getting a sweet old man. Thank you to the amazing Rose Smith, who's heart knows no bounds when it comes to retiring these wonderful horses, and for Mark and Rachael Maddox for helping out. Rose was also a major help in claiming Lady of Rivendell and Halos and Angels for retirements.
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Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:23 pm

genuinerizk wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:56 am
Bank of Dad is with me! What a great guy he is! Old Friends has agreed to take him - he will hopefully be moving there after the 24th- thank you, Old Friends, you will be getting a sweet old man. Thank you to the amazing Rose Smith, who's heart knows no bounds when it comes to retiring these wonderful horses, and for Mark and Rachael Maddox for helping out. Rose was also a major help in claiming Lady of Rivendell and Halos and Angels for retirements.
What a wonderful horse - THANK YOU@!
May they run with the WIND
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Recent Winners:

10yo g Star of Sarava (Sarava - J Star, by Arch), 1st at Delaware Park (8/11/18). 72 - 14-10-9, $258,731. MSP.

10yo g Watch My Smoke (Leestown - Starlight Wishes, by Carson City), 1st at Louisiana Downs (8/6/18). 70 - 19-13-10, $505,370. MSP.

10yo g Commander Sport (New Trieste - Ingenuous, by Deputy Commander), 1st at Louisiana Downs (8/6/18). 76 - 9-11-8, $105,068.

10yo g Diesel's Prize (Pure Prize - Whisperifyoudare, by Red Ransom), 1st at Columbus (8/10/18). 59 - 14-11-11, $237,972.

10yo g Guzzlingin (City Zip - Go For Bail, by Go For Gin), 1st at Tillamook Fair (8/8/18). 65 - 17-11-13, $61,045.

11yo m Bye Bye Hollywood (Gimmeawink - Squalling, by Beau's Eagle), 1st at Mountaineer (8/7/18). 85 - 13-21-13, $168,934.

10yo g Mrshakey (Top Hit - Almost, by Fool The Experts), 1st at Wyoming Downs (8/11/18). 35 - 9-13-3, $47,256.

10yo g Jaguar Ridge (Cactus Ridge - Jaguar Cielo, by Conquistador Cielo), 1st at Fairmount (8/14/18). 78 - 14-9-7, $136,270.

10yo g Four Left Feet (Trippi - Romance Dance, by Vision and Verse), 1st at Arlington Park (8/16/18). 80 - 13-17-10, $464,203. SW.

10yo m Looks Like Sis (Mutakddim - Ashley at the Gate, by Mt. Livermore), 1st at Presque Isle Downs (8/12/18). 86 - 10-9-18, $338,722.
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Placed:
Gussied Up - 10m, City Sage - 10g, Moments Notiz - 10g, Cozy Bar - 10g, Storm on Bye - 10m, Well's Gold - 10g,
Desani's Chance - 10h, Husker Ridge - 10m.
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3rd:
Runaway Pepper - 10g, Doinmysongndance - 10g, Storms Battle - 10g, Big Tall Paul - 11g, Coconut Joe - 10g,
A Moment in Time - 11g, Dancing At Dark - 10g, Freefourbelle - 10g, Lake Creek - 10g, Occasional View - 10g.


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SMALL TOWN (2007 NY-bred G with 150-starts) ... first day of new life as an OTTB! He looks incredible, especially given all the racing he’s done🎉 Thank you to his breeder for caring about & supporting him through his transition to life off the track♥️😊@CaribbeanOTTB
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SMALL TOWN♥️ (2007 NY-bred G) made 150th & LAST start yesterday! His breeder contacted @CaribbeanOTTB in summer 2017 to ask CTA to help retire him. CTA contacted owner & trainer, & put him on Watch List, 15 starts & 2 hurricanes ago! His breeder was estatic to hear great news🎉
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Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:37 pm

Thanks, Sparrow Castle, for the good news about Small Town! He's been a frequent visitor to this thread for a few years now and deserves a long, healthy and happy retirement. Once again, CTA comes to the rescue and I can check another warrior off the watch list.

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Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:01 pm

Here's a little update on Cryptolight, a horse who I know has been mentioned on the War Horse thread before.

The son of turf champion Fantastic Light and two-time Ohio Horse of the Year and Champion Mare Crypto's Redjet (Cryptoclearance) put together a solid record of 81: 16-16-14 with earnings of $720,059. He won two stakes, and placed in 11. He even set a track record in 2008 for 1 1/16 miles at Presque Isle Downs at 1:43.08. Both Cryptolight and his dam were bred and campaigned by the late Paul R. Gutheil of Ohio.

He was retired and entered stud in 2017, for a fee of $1,500 in Ohio. According to the 2017 JC Report of Mares Bred, he did not get any mares in 2017, and Bloodhorse does not list a fee for him in 2018. I don't know his whereabouts or status as of August 21, 2018, but this is the last thing I was able to find. If anyone has the means to look into it (I don't), I'm sure everyone would appreciate it.

Here's his confirmation photo, complete with a cute fuzzy mane.
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Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:21 pm

Mylute wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:01 pm
Here's a little update on Cryptolight, a horse who I know has been mentioned on the War Horse thread before.

The son of turf champion Fantastic Light and two-time Ohio Horse of the Year and Champion Mare Crypto's Redjet (Cryptoclearance) put together a solid record of 81: 16-16-14 with earnings of $720,059. He won two stakes, and placed in 11. He even set a track record in 2008 for 1 1/16 miles at Presque Isle Downs at 1:43.08. Both Cryptolight and his dam were bred and campaigned by the late Paul R. Gutheil of Ohio.

He was retired and entered stud in 2017, for a fee of $1,500 in Ohio. According to the 2017 JC Report of Mares Bred, he did not get any mares in 2017, and Bloodhorse does not list a fee for him in 2018. I don't know his whereabouts or status as of August 21, 2018, but this is the last thing I was able to find. If anyone has the means to look into it (I don't), I'm sure everyone would appreciate it.

Here's his confirmation photo, complete with a cute fuzzy mane.
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I'm pretty sure he's standing at R.C. Cline Thoroughbreds in Orient, Ohio, along with Western Pride. Try e-mailing Bobby Cline Racing for his fee or other info. I know a filly by Cryptolight was delivered on March 2nd...

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Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:25 pm

WarBiscuit wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:21 pm
Mylute wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:01 pm
Here's a little update on Cryptolight, a horse who I know has been mentioned on the War Horse thread before.

The son of turf champion Fantastic Light and two-time Ohio Horse of the Year and Champion Mare Crypto's Redjet (Cryptoclearance) put together a solid record of 81: 16-16-14 with earnings of $720,059. He won two stakes, and placed in 11. He even set a track record in 2008 for 1 1/16 miles at Presque Isle Downs at 1:43.08. Both Cryptolight and his dam were bred and campaigned by the late Paul R. Gutheil of Ohio.

He was retired and entered stud in 2017, for a fee of $1,500 in Ohio. According to the 2017 JC Report of Mares Bred, he did not get any mares in 2017, and Bloodhorse does not list a fee for him in 2018. I don't know his whereabouts or status as of August 21, 2018, but this is the last thing I was able to find. If anyone has the means to look into it (I don't), I'm sure everyone would appreciate it.

Here's his confirmation photo, complete with a cute fuzzy mane.
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I'm pretty sure he's standing at R.C. Cline Thoroughbreds in Orient, Ohio, along with Western Pride. Try e-mailing Bobby Cline Racing for his fee or other info. I know a filly by Cryptolight was delivered on March 2nd...

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Oh, really? Maybe they just didn't report the mating to the Jockey Club then. Babies are good news.
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Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:54 pm

Today was Saratoga's NY-bred stakes day and before the featured 1 1/16-mile West Point on turf, one of the connections of 9-year-old Kharafa was interviewed. He sounded very nostalgic, and said that Kharafa was going to be retired at the end of this year and head off to Old Friends. Yep, it sounded like the venerable gelding was on the tail end of his career.
Then Kharafa came charging down the stretch past the leaders, with his head held high, and won the race. :o :lol:
Love it.
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