In memoriam 2018

Catalina
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Sun May 20, 2018 7:46 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I hate those under tack speed fests that two-year-olds are made to do. :evil:
Also hate them Wish they would stop doing them.
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I wonder if there have been any youngsters, who set fast fractions in one of those sales, who have actually ever had success racing? And how many came down with injuries and never made it to the track at all? :?
I know that the times are used to promote a 2yo's price at the sales, but do buyers/trainers really place much value on those times?
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Sun May 20, 2018 11:51 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I wonder if there have been any youngsters, who set fast fractions in one of those sales, who have actually ever had success racing? And how many came down with injuries and never made it to the track at all? :?
I know that the times are used to promote a 2yo's price at the sales, but do buyers/trainers really place much value on those times?
At least in the case of The Green Monkey, the horse actually made it to the races, even though he was never competitive, leastways not compared to other horses in his price range.

Since I cannot - aside from TGM - recall ever hearing of a horse having started its racing career with a stellar 2YO under tack time, I suspect you are correct and very few of them make it to the races.
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Mon May 21, 2018 12:28 am

there was a 2yr old filly, she set some kind of record, and she ran with modest success, i think. i swear her name had dream in it, but i might be way off.
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Mon May 21, 2018 9:25 am

I despise under tack sales. There’s NO purpose for them
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Mon May 21, 2018 8:30 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I wonder if there have been any youngsters, who set fast fractions in one of those sales, who have actually ever had success racing? And how many came down with injuries and never made it to the track at all? :?
I know that the times are used to promote a 2yo's price at the sales, but do buyers/trainers really place much value on those times?
I found the following article re: under-tack show times and purchase price:

https://thehorse.com/17278/breeze-times ... rformance/

I'll post if I find anything else.

ETA: This topic has started me thinking and I've begun to look at some of the past results of the under tack shows vs. racetrack performance. Will compile some stats on what I find but I will put it some place more appropriate than the "In memoriam" thread.
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Mon May 21, 2018 8:56 pm

Thanks.
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Mon May 21, 2018 9:42 pm

sweettalk wrote:there was a 2yr old filly, she set some kind of record, and she ran with modest success, i think. i swear her name had dream in it, but i might be way off.
Do you mean One Hot Wish?
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Mon May 21, 2018 10:04 pm

Tonka
My friend Erica’s five year old ottb gelding. Erica bought Tonka off the track as a three year old and her and I had both been bringing him along over the years training Tonka up to be an event Horse. Erica lives up here in NH but had taken Tonka south to Florida for the winter to compete with her other two horses. She was due to begin making the trip home on Friday and now must do so with an empty trailer spot. Tonka shattered his leg on cross country yesterday during a one day schooling event he was doing with Erica. We wanted to give him every possible chance so opted to send him to the clinic. He was there overnight and when Erica went to see him this morning she called me in tears saying he was clearly visibly uncomfortable even with the meds the vet was giving him. After talking it over, Erica and I decided to let Tonka go. Both our hearts are shattered. I was in tears tonight as I stripped and disinfected his stall. Tonka was my loveable,sweet,sweet goofy boy with such a personality. I really felt like he had such a bright future in eventing and I had been planning to enter him in some events here in NH. I blame myself for not being there to say goodbye in person and Erica just keeps saying what if. She keeps wondering if she could’ve pulled him up sooner and prevented it. I don’t blame her at all. I know accidents happen with horses. I just can’t believe it happened to one of ours. Fly high my beautiful boy, we miss you already
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Mon May 21, 2018 10:52 pm

Aww. I'm so sorry about Tonka, TG. :(
Condolences to Erica and to you.
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Mon May 21, 2018 11:13 pm

So sorry to hear about Tonka...:(
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Tue May 22, 2018 12:58 am

mariasmon wrote:
sweettalk wrote:there was a 2yr old filly, she set some kind of record, and she ran with modest success, i think. i swear her name had dream in it, but i might be way off.
Do you mean One Hot Wish?
lulz i WAS way off. yep, that's the one. dream, wish, same thing right? :lol:

your knowledge and memory are invaluable, seriously. i appreciate having you on the board.

EDIT;
just read abt tonka. i am really sorry for the loss. but tonka was loved, and wasn't alone at the end. it's very tough, but take comfort in knowing that, at least. <3
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Tue May 22, 2018 12:02 pm

Condolences to you and Erica on the loss of Tonka. Especially with jumping a cross country parcour, some times these breakdowns come practically out of the blue.
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Tue May 22, 2018 1:00 pm

sweettalk wrote:
mariasmon wrote:
sweettalk wrote:there was a 2yr old filly, she set some kind of record, and she ran with modest success, i think. i swear her name had dream in it, but i might be way off.
Do you mean One Hot Wish?
lulz i WAS way off. yep, that's the one. dream, wish, same thing right? :lol:

your knowledge and memory are invaluable, seriously. i appreciate having you on the board.

EDIT;
just read abt tonka. i am really sorry for the loss. but tonka was loved, and wasn't alone at the end. it's very tough, but take comfort in knowing that, at least. <3
Thing about One Hot Wish was she set that record breaking her maiden, was then entered in the sale late and RNAd, so Wesley Ward wound up keeping her.

Condolences on the loss of your horse, Tapitsgal.
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Sun May 27, 2018 1:49 pm

STREET PASSAGE 2012 - 2018 (Bernardini - Street Sounds by Street Cry) pulled up and collapsed at Fair Hill. No word on the cause. I was there when it happened and got word from someone directly involved.


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Mon May 28, 2018 11:52 pm

“Doug” our barns foundation horse has passed unexpectedly last night. The barn owner has been away on a trip and the girls have been watching the barn. Doug was the first horse ever on the farm. It was even named after his racing name. Doug was such a goof and his passing will leave a massive hole in the barn.doug was 29 and had a full life. My heart is shattered right now
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Tue May 29, 2018 3:59 pm

Velvet Mesquite. Her California Chrome foal has been placed with a nurse mare.

http://live.drf.com/nuggets/42733-harri ... t-mesquite
I wanna do bad things with you.
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Thu May 31, 2018 2:11 pm

I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:12 am

Aww, I really liked Gygistar when he ran, such a tough cookie. I’m glad he got to retire peacefully. Here’s more:

http://www.drf.com/news/grade-1-winner-gygistar-dies-19
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Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:11 pm

Terrible incident in the Snow Chief Stakes (Santa Anita), Waya Ed reportedly euthanized on the track.

Jockey Tiago Periera, conscious enroute to hospital.

https://twitter.com/TVG/status/1003051730865610752
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