Photos/News about Broodmares

Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:50 am

Thanks for the great photos...especially love the one of Zazu and her filly nuzzling each other. Looks like Zazu is going to provide Deep Impact with a rare grey daughter. 8-)
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Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Postby Diver52 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:51 pm

Yes, beautiful--really enjoy seeing "our" mares and their foals.
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Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Postby Starine » Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:55 pm

They're all very pretty fillies. Something about Stacelita's really grabbed me though. The panache, perhaps?
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Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Postby Sparrow Castle » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:04 pm

The death of star mare, Igugu
IT was reported on Thursday that Igugu, Mike de Kock’s star mare and winner of the Durban July and J&B Met, had died in Australia.

Facebook-based TSA News, doing a story on Igugu’s stakes-placed half-sister Ngaga (trained by Andre Nel), came across the shocking information that South Africa’s once darling mare had died on 24 November, 2016. It was reported in the Australian Stud Book.

“It was devastating to read that the four-time Gr1 winner had in fact died – were we the only one to miss this?” queried TSA and the answer is, they weren’t!

“This is simply bizarre,” said Mike de Kock when informed of Igugu’s death on Thursday evening. “It boggles my mind that it took the best part of a year for us to get to know about Igugu’s death when she’s the type of mare who’d deserve a state funeral!

http://mikedekockracing.com/wp/index.php/2017/07/the-death-of-star-mare-igugu/

Sounds like she left only two foals, including this filly, now a 2 year old named Atlaal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWKF4gFvrlw&feature=youtu.be
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Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:59 pm

That's both bizarre and sad. Does anyone know at what breeding farm she was residing at the time of her death?
For the news of such a top-class mare's death to go completely unreported, except for the paperwork submitted to their Jockey club... :shock:
Beats Coolmore for secrecy.
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Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Postby aethervox » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:09 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:For the news of such a top-class mare's death to go completely unreported, except for the paperwork submitted to their Jockey club... :shock:

I just ran across a 2017 Jockey Club death report for Pike Place Dancer. She won the 1996 Kentucky Oaks, so you'd think it would have rated a paragraph or two, but I haven't seen anything. (I also posted the news in the 'In memoriam 2017' thread)
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Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:43 pm

Perhaps because Pike Place Dancer passed at age 24? She had a fairly long life so, while I agree she deserves a paragraph on Paulick, it doesn't seem nearly as tragic...or strange...as the nearly-secret loss of the relatively-young Igugu.
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Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Postby Northport » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:06 am

I was just thinking about Igugu the other day. Considering she had been sent to England/Ireland for her breeding career, and she was only covered by English/Irish stallions, when did she end up in Australia? When in Aus, she probably would have been stabled at Coolmore, as that's where Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum boards his horses. It doesn't really explain the secrecy though since Coolmore had no financial interest in Igugu.

It's all terribly sad and leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Mike De Kock and his team who cared for her deserved better.
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Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Postby tachyon » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:14 am

Sparrow Castle wrote:The death of star mare, Igugu
IT was reported on Thursday that Igugu, Mike de Kock’s star mare and winner of the Durban July and J&B Met, had died in Australia.

Facebook-based TSA News, doing a story on Igugu’s stakes-placed half-sister Ngaga (trained by Andre Nel), came across the shocking information that South Africa’s once darling mare had died on 24 November, 2016. It was reported in the Australian Stud Book.

“It was devastating to read that the four-time Gr1 winner had in fact died – were we the only one to miss this?” queried TSA and the answer is, they weren’t!

“This is simply bizarre,” said Mike de Kock when informed of Igugu’s death on Thursday evening. “It boggles my mind that it took the best part of a year for us to get to know about Igugu’s death when she’s the type of mare who’d deserve a state funeral!

http://mikedekockracing.com/wp/index.php/2017/07/the-death-of-star-mare-igugu/

Sounds like she left only two foals, including this filly, now a 2 year old named Atlaal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWKF4gFvrlw&feature=youtu.be


That's devastating news. :cry: :cry:
RIP Igugu.
She was such a brave mare and it was huge fun to follow her and South African racings in those days.

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Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Postby starrydreamer » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:29 pm

Oh man, I'm so sorry to hear that Igugu is dead. She was such a lovely mare.
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