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Waiting for news on ...

PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:55 pm
by The Tin Man
I'd mentioned Flying Open ... Who went down hard at Fairplex on September 6th ...

Very scary incident ... as he went STRAIGHT down and 2 other horses skipped over him while dumping their jockeys because of it ...

Someone here mentioned they thought he'd clipped heels ... I didn't think it looked like that ... So I feared for his life. As it turned out ... That "someone" was right ... He clipped heels and is A-OK and doing GREAT right now ...

Here is a message I received back from Donna Keen in regards to how he's doing ...

From September 9th ...

He is doing wonderful. He actually went back to the track this morning. Other than a few little scratches from the shoes of the horse that ran over him you would never know he was injured. He never missed eating a bite of grain and has been happy as a clam with all the extra attention. Thank you for being concerned. I really believe all the prayers pulled him through this.

Re: Waiting for news on ...

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:00 am
by terpsichorist
I heard the Big Brown filly three year old filly Shades Of Sugar broke down while racing in a
small allowance sprint with older males at Finger Lakes today.Hoping it wasn't fatal.
Any updates would be appreciated .

Re: Waiting for news on ...

PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:45 pm
by BornToWin
Reported that she was euthanized.

"...going through the turn she caught a hole in the track and caused a massive slab fracture of the knee. she was pulled up and fell where she caused extensive damage..."

http://www.horseracingnation.com/horse/Shades_Of_Sugar

Re: Waiting for news on ...

PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:12 pm
by Catalina
BornToWin wrote:Reported that she was euthanized.

"...going through the turn she caught a hole in the track and caused a massive slab fracture of the knee. she was pulled up and fell where she caused extensive damage..."

http://www.horseracingnation.com/horse/Shades_Of_Sugar


Godspeed, sweetie. Seems like Finger Lakes needs to be more assiduous looking for holes.

Re: Waiting for news on ...

PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:17 pm
by Flanders
BornToWin wrote:Reported that she was euthanized.

"...going through the turn she caught a hole in the track and caused a massive slab fracture of the knee. she was pulled up and fell where she caused extensive damage..."

http://www.horseracingnation.com/horse/Shades_Of_Sugar

Same on NYRA's equine incidents page.

Re: Waiting for news on ...

PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:56 pm
by terpsichorist
Thanks everyone for the news . So unfortunate , I wanted to be optimistic , it was not to be. RIP Shades Of Sugar .

Re: Waiting for news on ...

PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:28 pm
by jjacks1
Shades of Sugar - what a beautiful girl! RIP. All credit and thanks to the original photographer.

Image

Re: Waiting for news on ...

PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:33 pm
by Le Beau Bai
Awful breakdown in R4 at CD by the fav Wash Park, sounded horrific so wouldn't hold up much hope :( Jockey crawled through the inner way, so fingers crossed for him!

Re: Waiting for news on ...

PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:38 pm
by Le Beau Bai
Le Beau Bai wrote:Awful breakdown in R4 at CD by the fav Wash Park, sounded horrific so wouldn't hold up much hope :( Jockey crawled through the inner way, so fingers crossed for him!


Euth'd :( Jockey going to hospital

Re: Waiting for news on ...

PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:31 pm
by terpsichorist
Thanks jjacks , lovely photo of Shades Of Sugar !