In memoriam 2018

Re: In memoriam 2018

Postby WarBiscuit » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:01 pm

[quote="Sparrow Castle"]Paul Espinosa Jr.‏ @BettorCallPaul
Russell Road has passed away, reportedly from colic. RIP to a West Virginia legend, and condolences to his connections.

Damn. Sorry to hear that. Like Ben's Cat, he was truly a local hero and sure had many followers over the years - including me.

RIP Russell Road. You left way too soon young man...

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Re: In memoriam 2018

Postby hadrianmarcus » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:11 pm

Losing Russell Road is like a punch in stomach for me. I've probably seen him run (and win) 10+ times. Everybody at
Charles Town loved that horse. The loudest cheer I ever heard at that track was his defeat of Lucy's Bob Boy at the
2015 Confucius Say Stakes on CT Classic Day. When he lead the post parade for the race named in his honor at the
2017 CT Classic Day....he was still the best looking horse on track that day. Such a cool personality and his people
really loved him and took care of him.
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Re: In memoriam 2018

Postby Prairie Bayou » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:33 pm

hadrianmarcus wrote:Losing Russell Road is like a punch in stomach for me. I've probably seen him run (and win) 10+ times. Everybody at
Charles Town loved that horse. The loudest cheer I ever heard at that track was his defeat of Lucy's Bob Boy at the
2015 Confucius Say Stakes on CT Classic Day. When he lead the post parade for the race named in his honor at the
2017 CT Classic Day....he was still the best looking horse on track that day. Such a cool personality and his people
really loved him and took care of him.


Gut wrenching. I loved watching him. Being at the track when he ran was amazing. I remember his retirement celebration like it was yesterday.
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Re: In memoriam 2018

Postby Izvestia » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:32 am

Aww, how sad. :(
RIP Russell Road
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Re: In memoriam 2018

Postby Wanderin Boy » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:09 pm

RIP-RR
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Re: In memoriam 2018

Postby Miss Woodford » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:09 pm

Russell Road was my favorite racehorse. He had so much heart. This is a real punch to the gut.
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Re: In memoriam 2018

Postby sweettalk » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:41 pm

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Private Zone was euthanised. good start, 2018. really goin' for the 'worst year ever' award, aren't we.
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Re: In memoriam 2018

Postby Sparrow Castle » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:20 pm

sweettalk wrote:http://myemail.constantcontact.com/PRIVATE-ZONE-EUTHANIZED.html?soid=1102520673781&aid=Djm0HC-f4JI

Private Zone was euthanised. good start, 2018. really goin' for the 'worst year ever' award, aren't we.

This really bums me out! Watched him run in California and win a stakes on the Derby undercard in 2015, got very fond of him. Rest in Peace, Private Zone.
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Re: In memoriam 2018

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:51 pm

Like the losses of Ben's Cat and Russell Road, PZ's death isn't just sad. It's terribly unfair.
These guys gave their all for years on the track, were given a well-earned retirement...and then passed away before they had much of a chance to really enjoy some golden years as just pasture pets.
Dammit. :evil:
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Re: In memoriam 2018

Postby Catalina » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:53 pm

RIP, handsome boy. Condolences to his connections and all who loved him.
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