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BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:41 pm

Hinchinbrook Dies Following Exercise Accident
Yarraman Park Stud has been dealt a huge blow on the eve of the Southern Hemisphere breeding season with the sudden and freak death of their top-class stallion Hinchinbrook.
The son of Fastnet Rock would have been entering his eighth year at stud, but died after suffering a broken hind leg while on the walking machine at the Hunter Valley farm July 16.

Read more: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... e-accident

That is sad, but...is it wise to leave a stallion on a walking machine? TB stallions are notorious for acting up for the slightest reason. Tethering a stud to one of those go-round-in-a-circle machines doesn't seem like the safest way to exercise a hot-blooded horse. :?
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:14 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Hinchinbrook Dies Following Exercise Accident
Yarraman Park Stud has been dealt a huge blow on the eve of the Southern Hemisphere breeding season with the sudden and freak death of their top-class stallion Hinchinbrook.
The son of Fastnet Rock would have been entering his eighth year at stud, but died after suffering a broken hind leg while on the walking machine at the Hunter Valley farm July 16.

Read more: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... e-accident

That is sad, but...is it wise to leave a stallion on a walking machine? TB stallions are notorious for acting up for the slightest reason. Tethering a stud to one of those go-round-in-a-circle machines doesn't seem like the safest way to exercise a hot-blooded horse. :?
More than half of the stallions in KY use them, I daresay.
BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:29 pm

Thanks...I stand (or walk in a circle) corrected. :oops:
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Flanders
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:59 pm

I doubt any high class Thoroughbred farm would use the type that horses are tethered to, in my opinion they are like relics of the past. The walking machines that I've seen in videos and pictures for a long time now, the horses are allowed to freely walk in their section, which has a barrier in front and behind them. Most of this barriers, which look like a solid or impassable barrier to the horse, will move and allow the horse through if something happens. They also have an automatic stop button and would have a handler watching the horse. The thing with horses is, even if you are watching them, they can injury themselves in a split second.
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:03 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Hinchinbrook Dies Following Exercise Accident
Yarraman Park Stud has been dealt a huge blow on the eve of the Southern Hemisphere breeding season with the sudden and freak death of their top-class stallion Hinchinbrook.
The son of Fastnet Rock would have been entering his eighth year at stud, but died after suffering a broken hind leg while on the walking machine at the Hunter Valley farm July 16.

Read more: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... e-accident

That is sad, but...is it wise to leave a stallion on a walking machine? TB stallions are notorious for acting up for the slightest reason. Tethering a stud to one of those go-round-in-a-circle machines doesn't seem like the safest way to exercise a hot-blooded horse. :?
Most TB farms don't use the walking machines where the horses are tied while being exercised. Instead each horse is inside its own moving "stall". A metal screen separates each horse from the ones behind and in front of it.
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mariasmon
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:05 pm

Whoops, I missed the "tied up" aspect of what Baroque was saying. Don't see too many of those kinds of walkers these days.
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:55 pm

Shadai has video of their stallions on the walking machine as described, and I know all the safety precautions are there and a person monitoring too, but it still makes me nervous. Then again, we all know what can happen in a blink of an eye despite every precaution... What a tragic accident for Hinchinbrook. :( :(
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:26 pm

Modern hot walking machines/walking machines rarely use tethers and are pretty safe. A horse can injure itself eating, sleeping, walking, etc. It seems they will always find a way, unfortunately.

My horse would walk as slow as he could in his hotwalker 'stall' until he went under the barrier and would walk with with my sister's horse in his 'stall' (both friendly warmblood geldings, both monitored, just silly guys). Eventually we had to activate the electric current option in the barriers. One little zap when he tried to go under and he was speed walking in no time.


It's a real shame to lose such a nice young stallion, but I wouldn't crucify the farm.
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Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:53 am

Northport, that is a cute story!
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Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:28 pm

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Former @Coolmore, Ashford-based stallioon HONOUR AND GLORY (Relaunch-Fair To All, by Al Nasr) died today at 25 in Uruguay. Sired many G1 winners, useful horses, including champion sire Put It Back, Caressing (Champion and dam of West Coast), etc. RIP
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:30 pm

Kitasan Black (JPN) looks like he's enjoying himself at Shadai... photo via Twitter. 8-)
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:04 pm

Kitasan Black is a gorgeous horse. I wish him success in his stud career.
BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:31 pm

When Stronach decided to stand Shaman Ghost in California, it was quite a coup for California breeding.
Didn't last long.
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/bloo ... -for-2019/
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Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:01 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:When Stronach decided to stand Shaman Ghost in California, it was quite a coup for California breeding.
Didn't last long.
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/bloo ... -for-2019/
I bet we hear pretty soon that Awesome Again is pensioned.
BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:26 pm

He is 24, but his offspring are still running well. Wooderson, the half to Rachel Alexandra, won a MSW at Saratoga yeterday, and Bravazo is apparently coming into the Haskell in good form.
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Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:36 pm

How is AA’s health?

Article said Shaman Ghost bred 92 mares. A mid-level amount of mares in this day and age. I didn’t particularly think he was a California sire, even though he won there. I’d still like to see him in Ontario.
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Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:05 pm

His fee is set as private, but he covered 77 mares in 2017, resulting in 52 live foals, so he seems fertile enough. I'd imagine his book is kept pretty small and select, but as long as he is is healthy and continues to have 2 or 3 graded stakes winners from each crop, I hope he continues to cover mares.

It sounded like Stronach was trying to get out of the Kentucky breeding game when he announced that Shaman Ghost would stand in California and Adena Springs Kentucky was for sale.

Either way, I am glad to see Shaman Ghost in Kentucky.
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Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:21 am

City of Light to Lane's End Farm Upon Retirement

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... retirement
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Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:24 am

Gr.II Winner Mobile Bay Retired to Whispering Oaks

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ering-oaks

~ Mobile Bay. What a solid horse. Millionaire with 13 wins in nearly 30 starts.
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Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:25 am

Long River to Stand at Anchor & Hope

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... nchor-hope

~ the last Gr.I-winning son of A.P. Indy to retire. He's also out of champion Round Pond. Maryland should like him.
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