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Sparrow Castle
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Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:07 pm

The Player is at LSU Farm and Large Animal Veterinary Services.
2 mins · Baton Rouge, LA ·
Great news so far. Surgery went well and they have put a plate and 16 screws in his leg. This took well over 7 hours and getting up took another few hours(I did tell the vet he will stay down as long as he could).Dr. McCauley and his staff at LSU have done a wonderful job in a complicated surgery. I am a bit emotional after seeing him stand on his own and bearing weight on all 4 legs and then walking to his stall. Now we have to hope for no infections and that no laminitis sets in. Keep praying(its working)as he still has a long way to go. I will be back tomorrow to check on him. OH and he ate some peppermints!!
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Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:42 pm

I can sleep now, knowing the surgery went well.

Is there anything we can do to help the Bradleys and their staff? Do they need anything?
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Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:48 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:The Player is at LSU Farm and Large Animal Veterinary Services.
2 mins · Baton Rouge, LA ·
Great news so far. Surgery went well and they have put a plate and 16 screws in his leg. This took well over 7 hours and getting up took another few hours(I did tell the vet he will stay down as long as he could).Dr. McCauley and his staff at LSU have done a wonderful job in a complicated surgery. I am a bit emotional after seeing him stand on his own and bearing weight on all 4 legs and then walking to his stall. Now we have to hope for no infections and that no laminitis sets in. Keep praying(its working)as he still has a long way to go. I will be back tomorrow to check on him. OH and he ate some peppermints!!
Thank you for The info--i have been on pins and needles all day waiting to hear how surgery went
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Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:48 pm

ThreeMustangs wrote:I can sleep now, knowing the surgery went well.

Is there anything we can do to help the Bradleys and their staff? Do they need anything?
All I've seen them ask for is prayers. They seem to really appreciate all the well wishes they are getting from the racing community.
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Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:08 am

Nothing new in here, but good to see the TDN picked up the story.

The Player Undergoes Surgery, Bradley Hopeful
Carl Hurst and “Buff” Bradley’s The Player (Street Hero) underwent extensive surgery Monday at the Louisiana State University Farm and Large Animal Veterinary Services clinic and emerged from the procedure in fine condition, owner/trainer Bradley reported on Facebook Monday night. The 5-year-old chestnut, who has become a fan-favorite in recent years due to his unique temperament, fractured two sesamoids in his right front during the running of Saturday’s GII New Orleans H. at the Fair Grounds and was quickly pulled up by jockey Calvin Borel.

“Great news so far,” Bradley wrote after a day spent at the Baton Rouge facility. “Surgery went well and they have put a plate and 16 screws in his leg. This took well over seven hours and getting up took another few hours (I did tell the vet he will stay down as long as he could). Dr. McCauley and his staff at LSU have done a wonderful job in a complicated surgery.”

The Player won over fans with his tendency to sit upright in his stall as a 3-year-old in 2016–a year which saw him run second in the GII Indiana Derby in his stakes debut. A strong 2017 campaign saw him breakthrough with a win in the GII Hagyard Fayette S. at Keeneland last autumn, and the homebred added a second graded success to his resume with a score in the GIII Mineshaft H. Feb. 17. The Player led the New Orleans through a half-mile in :48.18 before backing away and sustaining the injury.
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Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:34 pm

The Player is with William Buff Bradley.
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Just got back from seeing The Player! He was down when I got there and jumped up as soon as he saw me. He normally stays down but I think he was glad to see me. He ate several peppermints and walked around the stall a bit. He so damn smart. I told him that he better get his rest and soon he laid back down and I got this picture. He ate some more mints and I put some hay in front of him. Dr. McCauley seems to think at this moment all is normal and he was please with his attitude and with his mentality to rest. He said he had been down several times in the night and most of the morning. All the vets and vet techs love him and he has a big bag of mints there that they are feeding him. He is still going to need plenty of prayers.
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Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:22 am

Anyone know what happened to WATCHYOUROWNBOBBER?

He last raced 9/16/2016, winning a stakes on the grass at Keeneland. Nothing since then. He's a Hard Spun turf stakes horse owned by the Ramseys.
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MTO wrote:Anyone know what happened to WATCHYOUROWNBOBBER?

He last raced 9/16/2016, winning a stakes on the grass at Keeneland. Nothing since then. He's a Hard Spun turf stakes horse owned by the Ramseys.
I may have seen him in the layup barn at Ramsey Farm last summer. You could probably email them and ask what's up with him.
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Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:39 pm

So far, so good.

The Player is with William Buff Bradley at LSU Farm and Large Animal Veterinary Services.
4 hrs · Baton Rouge, LA ·
Sure nice to see The Player(Angus)this morning. He is standing squarely on all 4 legs!! I know this can still go the wrong way but we are staying optimistic. Thank you for all the text, calls and FB comments. I told Angus about his huge following and all the prayers and well wishes for him. PRAYERS for PLAYER!
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Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:24 pm

The Player is with William Buff Bradley at LSU Farm and Large Animal Veterinary Services.
1 hr · Baton Rouge, LA ·
Doing well again today! He seems very comfortable and crunching a bunch of peppermints! He is happy so I am happy.
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Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:12 pm

So glad he is doing well. I wonder if they are doing anything proactive to prevent laminitis such as ice boots like they did with Paynter? I wonder what the white marks on his face are from- abrasions from recovery?
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Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:23 pm

Hoping this smart guy keeps it up.
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Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:55 pm

This gives me even more hope for his recovery. What a good boy.

The Player is feeling happy at LSU Farm and Large Animal Veterinary Services.
52 mins · Baton Rouge, LA ·
OMG. I am so happy to receive this photo tonight from Dr. Kelli Beavers of LSU equine hospital. He’s back to his old tricks. Have a great night. I can’t stop smiling!!
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Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:17 pm

:D :D :D
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Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:57 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote::D :D :D
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What a special boy he is
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Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:40 pm

The Player added 2 new photos.
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So Dr. McCauley from LSU sent me this picture of The Player this morning and it looks like he is doing well. Then Kim sent me a picture of his little sister(by Temple City) so it runs in the family. On a sad note my brother and I had a 2 year old out of Groupie Doll’s half sister break his back this morning in a freak accident in a paddock at the training center where he was preparing to come to me. It’s sad that he had to be put down and such a nice animal to be around.
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Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:53 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote: On a sad note my brother and I had a 2 year old out of Groupie Doll’s half sister break his back this morning in a freak accident in a paddock at the training center where he was preparing to come to me. It’s sad that he had to be put down and such a nice animal to be around.
So sorry to hear about your colt :(
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firehorse wrote:
Sparrow Castle wrote: On a sad note my brother and I had a 2 year old out of Groupie Doll’s half sister break his back this morning in a freak accident in a paddock at the training center where he was preparing to come to me. It’s sad that he had to be put down and such a nice animal to be around.
So sorry to hear about your colt :(
The Player's FB page is run by his trainer, Buff Bradley. Buff ran a page for Groupie Doll and Brass Hat until they retired and he changed the name of the page to Bradley Racing Stable & Indian Ridge Farm. He also has a personal FB page but that one is not public. He's posting updates about The Player on The Player's FB page and those words above are Buff's. (I don't know how he can handle multiple FB pages. I can't even see or do much on my one FB page. It's a lot quicker to scroll through Twitter than FB.) Buff clearly loves his horses and he and the farm are excellent about keeping folks up-to-date. When Buff returned to Kentucky, he posted this on the Bradley Racing Stable & Indian Ridge Farm page.

Bradley Racing Stable & Indian Ridge Farm is with William Buff Bradley at Indian Ridge Farm / OTTBs / English Riding Lessons.
April 4 at 3:12pm · Frankfort, KY ·
Back home to feed my other kid Brass Hat some peppermints!
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Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:49 pm

love Brass Hat!
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Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:03 pm

In the 11th and last at Keeneland, the #9 horse Hazel Ann I Am went down in the stretch. When she got up, it seemed clear she was injured. :(
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