Retirements 2018

TapitsGal
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Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:18 am

Another thread to see who goes to stud duty and broodmare duties this year and who goes onto a second career
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Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:14 pm

$1.6 million juvenile Sassicaia to stand at Elite Thoroughbreds in Louisiana

Sassicaia, a Grade 3 winner and seven-figure auction graduate, has been retired from racing and will make his stallion debut at Elite Thoroughbreds in Folsom, La., for the 2018 breeding season.

A fee for the 7-year-old son of Bernardini will be announced at a later time.


http://www.drf.com/news/16-million-juve ... -louisiana
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mariasmon
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Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:28 pm

Lady Eli, officially.

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Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:35 pm

Glad to hear of Lady Eli's retirement from racing.
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Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:05 pm

Training legend Criquette Head-Maarek to retire next month
"For 40 years I've been lucky to have fantastic horses throughout, and I've enjoyed every minute of it, but I want a little more time for myself."

One of the great post-war training careers in European racing will come to an end on February 1 when Criquette Head-Maarek saddles her final runners.

The trainer of dual Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Treve, and some 60 Group 1 winners in France, revealed the news on Sunday.

Head-Maarek, 69, who won her first Arc with Three Troikas in 1979, just a year after sending out her first Pattern-race winner, said: "I'm going to retire. A lot of horses have gone from my yard already and all of my owners know.

"I was going to announce it at the end of the month, but a lot of people know now and so there's nothing to hide. I shall have runners on January 26, and again on February 1, but then that is it."
https://www.racingpost.com/news/trainin ... nth/316558
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Sparrow Castle
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Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:04 pm

Da Big Hoss retired to stud in Ohio
http://www.drf.com/news/da-big-hoss-retired-stud-ohio
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Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:27 pm

It's too bad he had this tendon issue. I thought he was one horse who could have been a worthy American entrant in the Melbourne Cup.
I'm glad he's landed at a farm but, IMHO, Ohio is lucky to have him. He's a gorgeous son of Lemon Drop Kid, but I guess Kentucky or California weren't interested in a turf stallion who could win at stayer distances. :roll:
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Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:35 am

Winston, the Kentucky Derby Museum's beloved miniature horse, announces retirement
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Winston, the Kentucky Derby Museum’s beloved miniature horse, announces retirement
After spending most of his life as the tiny ambassador of the Kentucky Derby Museum, Winston is announcing his final weeks at the Museum. On Monday, March 5, 2018, Winston will head to Old Friends’ Thoroughbred Retirement Farm, where he’ll join several former Kentucky Derby champions and fellow miniature horse, Little Silver Charm.

Winston came to the Kentucky Derby Museum at two years old, in the fall of 1995. He’s been the companion horse to more than 30 resident Thoroughbreds, including three horses that ran in the Kentucky Derby, Perfect Drift, Phantom on Tour and Twinspired, as well as Kentucky Derby 135 winner, Mine that Bird.

He’s also thrown out the first pitch at the Louisville Bats game, helped Churchill Downs pick the Derby winner ahead of the race, supported many charitable organizations around town and performed more than ten marriage proposals with his “Will You Marry Me?” blanket!
More: https://www.derbymuseum.org/Media-And-P ... retirement
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Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:04 am

When She Laughs will be pensioned. Her owner talks about the 18yo mare on La Verdad's foal patrol blog.
https://foalpatrol.com/horses/la-verdad/blog
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Mon May 07, 2018 5:39 pm

Mo Town injured, retired; Get Jets also retired
The Grade 1 winner MO TOWN suffered an injury while training last week and has been retired, trainer Tony Dutrow said Monday.

Mo Town, who won the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby last November at Del Mar, was diagnosed with a torn suspensory ligament in his left foreleg following a routine gallop over the Belmont main track.

“It’s a loss to all involved and to the sport that we didn’t get to see a proven horse race any further,” said Dutrow, whose Team D Stable owned the horse in partnership with the Coolmore connections of Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith.

Mo Town, a son of Uncle Mo, won the Grade 2 Remsen on dirt in the fall of 2016. After losing his next four starts on dirt, Mo Town was moved to the turf last October winning an allowance race at Belmont. That was his springboard to success in the Hollywood Derby, a race he won by a length.

In one start this year, Mo Town finished third in the Danger’s Hour Stakes at Aqueduct. Dutrow was using that race as a steppingstone to Saturday’s Grade 1, $700,000 Man O’ War.

Mo Town retires with a record 4-1-2 from 10 starts and earnings of $519,600. He will be shipped this week to Ashford Stud in Kentucky where he will stand stud next year.

“I have to be happy at this point with what he accomplished and I have to be happy the horse is fine,” Dutrow said.

Dutrow also reported that GET JETS, his 5-year-old New York stakes winning son of Scat Daddy, has also been retired.

“I can’t get him to train,” Dutrow said. “I’m trying to find a stallion home for him.”

Like Mo Town, Get Jets won stakes on turf and dirt At 2, he won the Sleepy Hollow on dirt. Last year, Get Jets won the Ashley T. Cole and West Point on turf.

Get Jets retires with a record of 6-3-1 from 12 starts and earned $545,850.
http://live.drf.com/nuggets/42384-mo-to ... so-retired
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Wed May 09, 2018 4:53 pm

John G. Dooley @JohnGDooley
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Trainer @_MichelleLovell announcing today Cal-bred Woodmans Luck has officially been retired. A fan favorite with 13 career wins from @santaanitapark to @ChurchillDowns to the final race run @Betfair Hollywood Park in 2013. That’s a wrap. Happy retirement Woody!
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Tue May 15, 2018 1:05 am

Breeders' Cup heroine Wuheida retired after old injuries flare up
Wuheida, winner of the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf last season, has been retired following the recurrence of old injuries.

Charlie Appleby's four-year-old looked as good as ever on her seasonal return at Newmarket's Guineas meeting earlier this month when running away with the Group 2 Dahlia Stakes, but it was revealed on Monday it was her final racecourse start.

The trainer said: "It's unfortunate, but she has a few niggling injury worries that have resurfaced in the past few days, and after discussing it with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed we have decided to retire her."

Victorious in four of her eight starts, including another top-level success in the Prix Marcel Boussac as a juvenile, Wuheida will now start a career as a broodmare.

Appleby added: "I am pleased she went out on a high with such an emphatic win at Newmarket. She was a very talented filly on the racecourse. She will go to stud, and Godolphin look forward to seeing her progeny in due course."
https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/ ... y-s/331327

Other news in this article:

- Juddmonte reported that promising 3yo filly Contingent (Frankel-Proportional) suffered a fatal injury on the gallops Friday.

- John Magnier's Modigliani masterpiece, estimated to be worth $150m+, will be/was auctioned at Sotheby's in New York.
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Tue May 15, 2018 7:37 pm

The Modigliani painting sold for $157.2M. That’ll buy a yearling or two.
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Carrie Brogden @MachmerHall
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Carrie Brogden Retweeted Watercress Farm
many many thanks for reaching out! so so glad it all worked out and his trainer, Eddie was very gracious in selling him at his return price and I hope more breeders and trainers are inspired to do the same thing. #rightthing #letsmakethisright

Watercress Farm @WatercressKY
Excited to report our NY Bred star and winner of 650k, Good Luck Gus, is back at Watercress. Thanks to @KYFan2 and @MachmerHall for their help bringing Gus back home! We are glad we can give Gus the second career he deserves!
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Sparrow Castle wrote:Carrie Brogden @MachmerHall
12m12 minutes ago
Carrie Brogden Retweeted Watercress Farm
many many thanks for reaching out! so so glad it all worked out and his trainer, Eddie was very gracious in selling him at his return price and I hope more breeders and trainers are inspired to do the same thing. #rightthing #letsmakethisright

Watercress Farm @WatercressKY
Excited to report our NY Bred star and winner of 650k, Good Luck Gus, is back at Watercress. Thanks to @KYFan2 and @MachmerHall for their help bringing Gus back home! We are glad we can give Gus the second career he deserves!
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Excellent and thank you for posting this! I've been following this guy for ages so it's good to see he is back "home".
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peeptoad wrote:
Sparrow Castle wrote:Carrie Brogden @MachmerHall
12m12 minutes ago
Carrie Brogden Retweeted Watercress Farm
many many thanks for reaching out! so so glad it all worked out and his trainer, Eddie was very gracious in selling him at his return price and I hope more breeders and trainers are inspired to do the same thing. #rightthing #letsmakethisright

Watercress Farm @WatercressKY
Excited to report our NY Bred star and winner of 650k, Good Luck Gus, is back at Watercress. Thanks to @KYFan2 and @MachmerHall for their help bringing Gus back home! We are glad we can give Gus the second career he deserves!
Excellent and thank you for posting this! I've been following this guy for ages so it's good to see he is back "home".
I was thinking he might have fans here. He's my favorite kind of horse. Glad he gets the retirement he deserves!
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Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:51 pm

The Pizza Man and Work All Week take on pony duty.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -pony-duty
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:51 pm

Suspensory issue ends Mongolian Saturday's race career
Mongolian Saturday, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Keeneland in 2015, has run his last race.

Trainer Enebish Ganbat said Thursday that Mongolian Saturday has developed a suspensory issue that has forced retirement. Ganbat said Mongolian Saturday will be sent to his farm in Kentucky.

An 8-year-old gelding, Mongolian Saturday won 8 of 48 starts and earned $1,279,201 in a career that began with a win by 10 3/4 lengths in a $25,000 claimer for maidens in May 2013 at Arlington Park. Owned by Ganbat’s Mongolian Stable, Mongolian Saturday won two stakes – the BC Turf Sprint in a 15-1 upset and the Grade 3 Woodford Stakes for turf sprinters in October 2016 at Keeneland.
More: http://www.drf.com/news/suspensory-issu ... nable=true
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