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Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:00 pm

Rays the bar, gulfstream r7 June 2
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Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:11 pm

From Facebook:

The Player
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Update: While Dr. McCauley says The Player is healing, he felt that he should be doing better at this point. So yesterday he took X-rays(He takes X-rays weekly)which finally showed a screw that had partially broken. He removed the partial screw this morning and he is hoping that is the source of infection and the cause for some discomfort. Still doing well otherwise and his attitude is great.
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Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:38 am

The Player allowed my apprentice to shoe his support leg in the stall, laying down & wide awake. No drugs. Just a vet student petting his neck. Once the shoe & pad were nailed on he stood up to allow J.W. To finish the foot.
From The Player Facebook page. I really, really hope he beats this. What a character.
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Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:24 am

Wow, that horse. <3
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Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:52 pm

Wow. So hope that getting that screw out will be the key in getting this unique guy home soon.
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Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:41 pm

Here's the picture and the friend's post.

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Dick Fanguy
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I have seen lots of amazing horses in my long career but not as amazing as this horse. He is a Thoroughbred stallion by the name of “The Player”. He is in the process of having his left ankle fused because of injury. Now I have done more than my share of horses laying down but they were knocked out on a operating table. The Player allowed my apprentice to shoe his support leg in the stall, laying down & wide awake. No drugs. Just a vet student petting his neck. Once the shoe & pad were nailed on he stood up to allow J.W. To finish the foot. I’m so proud of both the horse & my apprentice, J.W. Perez. Job well done!!
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Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:22 pm

That is an amazing colt. Clearly, whoever raised & trained him did a great job of teaching him to trust humans, but I don't know if even the seemingly-saintly Zenyatta would have stayed put like that. :o
I really hope he completely recovers...and that tons of breeders bring him mares, hoping to get some of that intelligence and good temperament.
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Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:52 pm

The highly-touted, 1/9 favorite in the 7th at Santa Anita, Amada Rafaela, was pulled up on the backstretch. :(
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Sparrow Castle wrote:Here's the picture and the friend's post.

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Dick Fanguy
22 hrs ·
I have seen lots of amazing horses in my long career but not as amazing as this horse. He is a Thoroughbred stallion by the name of “The Player”. He is in the process of having his left ankle fused because of injury. Now I have done more than my share of horses laying down but they were knocked out on a operating table. The Player allowed my apprentice to shoe his support leg in the stall, laying down & wide awake. No drugs. Just a vet student petting his neck. Once the shoe & pad were nailed on he stood up to allow J.W. To finish the foot. I’m so proud of both the horse & my apprentice, J.W. Perez. Job well done!!
And I was already amazed by just the text version... seeing the photo is just. Unbelievable. What a horse!
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Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:33 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:The highly-touted, 1/9 favorite in the 7th at Santa Anita, Amada Rafaela, was pulled up on the backstretch. :(
Jeremy Balan Verified account@BH_JBalan
1h1 hour ago
The Santa Anita stewards say Amada Rafaela was euthanized after her injury during the seventh race.
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Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:48 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:That is an amazing colt. Clearly, whoever raised & trained him did a great job of teaching him to trust humans, but I don't know if even the seemingly-saintly Zenyatta would have stayed put like that. :o
I really hope he completely recovers...and that tons of breeders bring him mares, hoping to get some of that intelligence and good temperament.

As sweet and laid back as American Pharoah is, i dont know if would cooperate to that degree---
The Player is a remarkable horse!!!
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Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:48 pm

Westwood (Bernardini x Ashado) started bearing out badly on the backstretch of the True North at Belmont and it looks like he was pulled up. Did not cross the wire. I hope the beautifully-bred colt will be OK. :(
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Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:57 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Westwood (Bernardini x Ashado) started bearing out badly on the backstretch of the True North at Belmont and it looks like he was pulled up. Did not cross the wire. I hope the beautifully-bred colt will be OK. :(
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@DRFGrening
10m10 minutes ago

Westwood, who was bearing out down the backside, was pulled up by John Velazquez. Vets are looking at his left foreleg.
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Glad to hear this:

Jeremy Balan Verified account@BH_JBalan
39m39 minutes ago
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin says Westwood has a pretty bad hoof injury, which was why he was pulled up in the True North. John Velazquez indicated he may have grabbed a quarter.

McLaughlin: “He broke his hoof. He’s going to be OK ... but it’s going to take some time.”
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Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:17 pm

Ow. But it's much better news than something like fractured sesamoids or shoulder.
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:22 pm

Just Whistle eased in the final at Belmont, June 9.

any info, please
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:46 pm

sweettalk wrote:Just Whistle eased in the final at Belmont, June 9.

any info, please
Haven't found anything. It may be a few days but NYRA keeps a list at: https://breakdown.gaming.ny.gov/
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Flanders wrote:
sweettalk wrote:Just Whistle eased in the final at Belmont, June 9.

any info, please
Haven't found anything. It may be a few days but NYRA keeps a list at: https://breakdown.gaming.ny.gov/
didn't know that, that's pretty useful. bookmarked it, thank you.
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Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:41 pm

From Facebook:

The Player is with William Buff Bradley at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.
17 mins · Baton Rouge, LA ·
We all have missed him so much and I have to say he looks happy. He still has some time to go before he will get to come home. Carl And I will meet with the vet tomorrow and hope to let everybody know soon.
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Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:34 pm

From Facebook...

The Player is at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.
3 hrs · Baton Rouge, LA ·
Carl and I got to spend the last 3 days with our boy Angus and it was a good visit. Every vet and intern that we talked with just loves Angus and said that he is just a special kind of horse and knows how to take care of himself. Still there are two concerns which are stability and infection. So it is still a time thing as he has not healed enough to take out the plate and screws which could be the source of infection if there is one. If he gets more stable in the the next few weeks then we can leave the implant in. Overall the vets seem positive and feel that in a few weeks we will know more of a timeframe as to when we can get him out of there and back home. Carl and I were glad to see him and feel that he is progressing well while receiving great care by all of the LSU staff.
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