In memoriam 2015

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Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:47 pm

Steve Andersen ‏@DRFAndersen
Jockey Eulices Gomez was taken from track in ambulance after spill in first race. Getting Acquainted, who fell, was euthanized. #losal #drf

RIP, baby. Prayers for Eulices!
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Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:00 pm

Condolences to her trainer, Art Sherman, and her connections. In a sad coincidence, TVG interviewed Art before the race about how 'Chrome is doing...and about this filly's chances. :(
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Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:54 pm

Campanologist has died due to colic. He was only 10. His first crop are yearlings.

http://bloodstock.racingpost.com/news/b ... stocknews/
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Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:00 pm

I feel like I have read too many stories about stallions suffering a fatal colic attack during or soon after shipping back from the Southern Hemisphere. :(
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Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:16 pm

I wonder whether there is a similar... trend for Southern hemisphere horses that get shipped north of the equator for any extended time (like a whole breeding season as opposed to for just a few races) and then back to down under?
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Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:02 pm

From NY Database

Fashion Fund/Tr. C. McGaughey. Found down in stall & removed to clinic where filly was diagnosed w/comminuted left femoral & pelvic fractures; euthanized (12/1 at Belmont)
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Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:36 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I feel like I have read too many stories about stallions suffering a fatal colic attack during or soon after shipping back from the Southern Hemisphere. :(
It does seem more common in shuttle stallions. There are so many triggers for colic episodes and then add in stress from shipping/quarantine, change in climate, change in feed, possibly not drinking enough water during shipping/quarantine, etc.
Catalina wrote:I wonder whether there is a similar... trend for Southern hemisphere horses that get shipped north of the equator for any extended time (like a whole breeding season as opposed to for just a few races) and then back to down under?
Sometimes there are reports of colic in stallions who have just arrived in the Southern Hemisphere. I don't think there are many stallions who shuttle from the Southern Hemisphere to the Northern Hemisphere, no where near the number that shuttle from the Northern to the Southern. But there is no reason why it wouldn't happen since the same factors are in place.
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Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:56 pm

Desert God Dies - sire of Pepper's Pride
Desert God has died and has been laid to rest on owner Joe Allen’s farm near Abilene, Texas. He was 24.

An unraced Virginia-bred son of the Mr. Prospector stallion Fappiano, Desert God stood at Fred and Linda Alexander’s A & A Ranch near Anthony, New Mexico, from 2001-13. He did not cover any mares in 2013 and was pensioned due to advancing age and fertility issues, and he lived the last years of his life at Allen’s farm.

Desert God was the leading sire in New Mexico from 2010-12. At the time of his death, he had sired 136 winners and 25 stakes winners from 180 starters. His runners have earned $14,767,822 and include Peppers Pride, who earned $1,066,085 and retired in ’09 holding the modern-day American record for consecutive wins -- 19 -- at the time.
http://www.nmhorsebreeders.com/articles ... -dies.html
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Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:29 pm

Two horses died in the first race at Aqueduct today...out of a six-horse field. :(
The 4-5 favorite, Blooper, fell at the three-eighths pole due to cardiovascular collapse. Then Successful Sweep broke down at the eighth pole.
Rider Angel Arroyo is OK, Jose Ortiz is being checked out at a local hospital for ankle pain.
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Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:22 pm

May Blooper and Successful Sweep both RIP. Condolences for all their connections and fans.
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Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:07 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Two horses died in the first race at Aqueduct today...out of a six-horse field. :(
The 4-5 favorite, Blooper, fell at the three-eighths pole due to cardiovascular collapse. Then Successful Sweep broke down at the eighth pole.
Rider Angel Arroyo is OK, Jose Ortiz is being checked out at a local hospital for ankle pain.
Wow, that must have been a rough race to see. RIP to Blooper and Successful Sweep.
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Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:15 am

Leading Japanese sire Fuji Kiseki has died. He was 23 and from Sunday Silence's first crop.
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Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:40 pm

Regal Ransom. Colic. Bloodhorse reports will be buried at Darley KY
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Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:54 pm

2015 in Memoriam
By Barbara Livingston
http://www.drf.com/2015-memoriam
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Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:31 am

Thank you for posting the link. May they all RIP.
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Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:53 pm

Barn fire in Guelph, ON claims more than 40 Standardbreds.

http://www.metronews.ca/news/canada/201 ... -fire.html
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Katewerk wrote:Barn fire in Guelph, ON claims more than 40 Standardbreds.

http://www.metronews.ca/news/canada/201 ... -fire.html
So sad.
The thing that bothers me is that because they are not thoroubreds no one on this forum cares.
If it was ONE thoroughbred he / she will have their own thread on the Racing forum.

Thanks for posting .
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Raven wrote:
Katewerk wrote:Barn fire in Guelph, ON claims more than 40 Standardbreds.

http://www.metronews.ca/news/canada/201 ... -fire.html
So sad.
The thing that bothers me is that because they are not thoroubreds no one on this forum cares.
If it was ONE thoroughbred he / she will have their own thread on the Racing forum.

Thanks for posting .
I care very much, as I'm sure others do, too. This is a tragedy, and I see no reason to use it as an excuse to post something obviously untrue and insulting.
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Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:04 pm

I know some care. I'm sorry that I offended some by saying that no one cares, but I'm very angry about what happened to so many horses.
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Raven wrote:I know some care. I'm sorry that I offended some by saying that no one cares, but I'm very angry about what happened to so many horses.
It's okay. Fire is a terrible thing, and one of the tragedies that haunts me the most. In fairness to others, if I hadn't seen a tweet from (I think) Dawn Lupul this morning, I wouldn't have even known about it until I read the linked story.
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