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Andrew Eddy @fastisheddy 14 November, 2017

One of the spring's saddest stories threatens to get sadder still with the future of Japanese galloper Admire Deus hanging in the balance after a recent setback.

Jamie Lovett from Australian Bloodstock, who helped purchase the highly-credentialed horse from Japan to race for trainer Darren Weir in Australia, said the horse had had emergency surgery over the past few days for the third time since breaking down during trackwork in the week of the Caulfield Cup.

"He's had a little turn for the worst," a dejected Lovett said. "He had to go back into surgery to remove the cast on Sunday afternoon so he's back in recovery but it's very hard to make progress when he keeps having setbacks.

"That's his third lot of surgery. I just feel for the horse. He's obviously very tough because he's really having a hard time but he's hanging in there.

"We're doing everything to save him."
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Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:30 pm

Blue Moon Ace was just pulled up "in distress" during the Fabulous Strike at Penn. He was off-camera, but it did not sound good.
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Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:52 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Blue Moon Ace was just pulled up "in distress" during the Fabulous Strike at Penn. He was off-camera, but it did not sound good.
Wish I'd read this before I watched the race on DVR. RIP, beautiful one.

Jim Dunleavy‏ @DRFDunleavy
Blu Moon Ace, the 7-5 favorite in the $200K Fabulous Strike, broke down on the far turn and was pulled up. He had to be euthanized due to the extent of his injuries, per track officials.

Craig Milkowski‏ @TimeformUSfigs
Sad to see Blu Moon Ace had to be euthanized. I really hope he is given a thorough autopsy.
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Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:51 am

Admire Deus did not make it.
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Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:51 pm

Izvestia wrote:Admire Deus did not make it.
RIP, handsome boy. My condolences and thanks to his connections who gave him the chance to recover, even in the face of overwhelming odds. I so wish this story could have had a happy ending, but it wasn't to be. Run free handsome, where ever it is that horses go after this so imperfect world. Run free.
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Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:00 pm

Two horses went down in the 5th at Turf Paradise. No info from TVG's temp Handicapsule host, Brad Free, who apparently can't be bothered to give a @$#& about either the horses or riders. :evil:
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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Two horses went down in the 5th at Turf Paradise. No info from TVG's temp Handicapsule host, Brad Free, who apparently can't be bothered to give a @$#& about either the horses or riders. :evil:
Per chart, Compadre Sam suffered a severe leg injury, fell, and then was euthanized. No info on Cayoke Star, other than he was unable to avoid injured rival, lost jockey and fell.
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Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:39 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Two horses went down in the 5th at Turf Paradise. No info from TVG's temp Handicapsule host, Brad Free, who apparently can't be bothered to give a @$#& about either the horses or riders. :evil:
He was probably in a studio in Santa Monica watching the same feed as the viewers. Tracks aren’t always so forthcoming with the information you were seeking. He probably didn’t want to nor shouldn’t have speculated.
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Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:23 pm

I understand that he was in a studio, but the better hosts will at least mention the horses and riders, and say that he/she will try to get more information on their fate. Even if more information isn't forthcoming, at least make the gesture of trying to find out. It looks more professional, to say nothing of being more compassionate.
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Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:51 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I understand that he was in a studio, but the better hosts will at least mention the horses and riders, and say that he/she will try to get more information on their fate. Even if more information isn't forthcoming, at least make the gesture of trying to find out. It looks more professional, to say nothing of being more compassionate.
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Well he is new at what he's doing. Send him an email with a little tact and perhaps he'll do better next time. It has been my experience that the odds of horses surviving a breakdown at TUP is minuscule. I often cringe when I see old classy types from so. CA end up there, especially via the TUP leading trainer.
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Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:34 am

Send him an email with a little tact and perhaps he'll do better next time.

I tried, Curtis. I actually sent a couple of emails to both Free and McKeever (who took the Mon. and Tues. morning slots when we usually get to enjoy Rich Perloff), but they didn't read them. I'm not feeling especially slighted, because I never heard either of them read emails from anyone. They only read Tweets.
Maybe they don't know how to access the TVG emails, or just wanted to skip that part of 'Capsule. :P
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Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:36 am

Salzman runner Eyesfirst who broke down in the 3rd race at Laurel yesterday.
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Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:33 am

Didn't see that anyone has posted about this kiwi boy. He's had quite a fight going. If you're the praying type, now's a good time. Te Akau Racing has been updating his progress on Twitter, which had been looking cautiously good. Below are a couple of articles about his injury Nov 12. His isn't a name one would forget, and I was watching the race, I think on TVG. They call him Jerry.

Te Akau Racing‏ @TeAkauRacing
5h5 hours ago
GINGERNUTS update - v mixed few days for our boy. Infection likelihood in joint/pastern now slim but new concern with onset of lameness in affected leg. Pain relief increased but he's comfortable & a super patient. We will all keep putting his interests first #jerrylove

https://www.racing.com/news/2017-11-12/ ... gingernuts

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/racing/98 ... race-again
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:21 pm

Favored Speighgal broke down shortly after the start of the Tropical Park Oaks at Gulfstream. Did not sound good. :(
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:22 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Favored Speighgal broke down shortly after the start of the Tropical Park Oaks at Gulfstream. Did not sound good. :(
Screens were up in the background in the post race interview.

Edit.

@thetimdwyer
1m1 minute ago

Ghostly Presence’s winning time for the 1 1/16 mile Tropical Park Oaks was 1:42.79. Race was marred by tragedy as favorite Speighgal broke down on the front stretch and was euthanized. @GulfstreamPark @Sentinel_Sports @NTRA
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Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:48 pm

Yay for happy news!
Te Akau Racing‏ @TeAkauRacing

GINGERNUTS update! excited today - he's doing well at his rehab farm, bloods stable, bandage change clear, off painkillers - moving as well as can be expected! Happy, putting on weight, good in the coat! How amazing is his specialist team - best New Year news ever! #jerrylove
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lurkey mclurker wrote:Yay for happy news!
Te Akau Racing‏ @TeAkauRacing

GINGERNUTS update! excited today - he's doing well at his rehab farm, bloods stable, bandage change clear, off painkillers - moving as well as can be expected! Happy, putting on weight, good in the coat! How amazing is his specialist team - best New Year news ever! #jerrylove
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Stay strong, Jerry! We're rooting for you.
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Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:00 pm

Horrific accident at Wincaton in the 3:45 hurdle. Favourite Edvardo brought down by faller, continues running on and gets tangled in his own reins. Second time around the screen was brought out, really doesn't look good. :(

ETA: It seems nothing more could be done and Edvardo had to be euthanised
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Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:12 pm

Arunachala suffered what looked like a severe injury in the 5th at Santa Anita down the hillside turf course. Pulled up quickly but it did not look good. :(

Update: TVG just passed along the news that the Peter Eurton-trained filly was able to walk onto a van for the trip back to the stable. Unfortunately, an exam revealed she had two badly broken sesamoids, and could not be saved. :cry:
Britney has taken the rest of the day off from the TVG desk.
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Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:55 pm

Three horses down in spill 8th GP. Any news appreciated.
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