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Catalina
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Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:41 pm

Coronate dumped his rider after the finish line at AQU today, and went running lose and eventually fell while jumping the rail. He was euthanized on the track.
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baitandswitch
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Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:57 pm

My Wahoo - R3 Fairgrounds. Collapsed after winning and died of a heart attack before being unsaddled per Stewards.

Marcus Hersh ‏@DRFHersh 25m
Stewards confirm that R3 winner My Wahoo had a heart attack & died before returning to be unsaddled. #fairgrounds
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Oldowan
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Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:19 pm

The In Memory of our Racehorses page on Facebook (I know she is a member here) reported the breakdown and death of Disintermediate. I am hoping it's not the Smart Strike x Life Is Sweet colt, but that's the only horse by that name I can find. Any more info?
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Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:29 pm

Oldowan wrote:The In Memory of our Racehorses page on Facebook (I know she is a member here) reported the breakdown and death of Disintermediate. I am hoping it's not the Smart Strike x Life Is Sweet colt, but that's the only horse by that name I can find. Any more info?
I fear that's who it is. Equibase shows the Smart Strike x Life Is Sweet colt as having had several works at Golden Gate, but nothing since December 7.
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Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:33 pm

Where's the Heat - 12/3 - Fractured front sesamoid - Training Golden Gate
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Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:36 pm

Catalina wrote:
Oldowan wrote:The In Memory of our Racehorses page on Facebook (I know she is a member here) reported the breakdown and death of Disintermediate. I am hoping it's not the Smart Strike x Life Is Sweet colt, but that's the only horse by that name I can find. Any more info?
I fear that's who it is. Equibase shows the Smart Strike x Life Is Sweet colt as having had several works at Golden Gate, but nothing since December 7.
Listed in the Stewards notes as EUTHANIZED 12/10 Fractured Pastern - Training

Also listed is ROCK OF AGES - 12/15 - Fractured fetlock and sesamoid - Training
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Oldowan
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Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:49 pm

Thanks for the info. Terrible, that colt was very well-bred.
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baitandswitch
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Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:42 am

Seems we're missing a bunch, sadly, so here are a few I've noticed in the Stewards notes. Every horse deserves a last mention at the very least.

Orangeyouacutie-Hollywood Park R5-DNF Euthanized off track 11/21
She's All Yours-Hollywood Park R9-DNF Vanned Off Euthanized 11/17
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Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:23 pm

baitandswitch wrote:
Catalina wrote:
Oldowan wrote:The In Memory of our Racehorses page on Facebook (I know she is a member here) reported the breakdown and death of Disintermediate. I am hoping it's not the Smart Strike x Life Is Sweet colt, but that's the only horse by that name I can find. Any more info?
I fear that's who it is. Equibase shows the Smart Strike x Life Is Sweet colt as having had several works at Golden Gate, but nothing since December 7.
Listed in the Stewards notes as EUTHANIZED 12/10 Fractured Pastern - Training

Also listed is ROCK OF AGES - 12/15 - Fractured fetlock and sesamoid - Training
Shit! That name looked familiar and now I know why. That SUCKS!
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Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:09 pm

Sorry to deliver the bad news. Just breezing through the CA stewards reports last night and it blew me away at how many deaths there are weekly. Especially in training.
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Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:31 pm

Black Caviar's half-brother Jimmy didn't make it:

http://blog.inglis.com.au/ceo/2013/12/b ... fight.html

May he rest in peace. Just a baby.
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Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:45 pm

Godspeed, handsome boy.
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ThreeMustangs wrote:Black Caviar's half-brother Jimmy didn't make it:

http://blog.inglis.com.au/ceo/2013/12/b ... fight.html

May he rest in peace. Just a baby.
Was so hopeful that he would somehow make it through his struggle. He fought the good fight, but damn that dreaded
disease...

RIP Jimmy


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Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:26 am

WarBiscuit wrote:
ThreeMustangs wrote:Black Caviar's half-brother Jimmy didn't make it:

http://blog.inglis.com.au/ceo/2013/12/b ... fight.html

May he rest in peace. Just a baby.
Was so hopeful that he would somehow make it through his struggle. He fought the good fight, but damn that dreaded
disease...

RIP Jimmy


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it was reported that it appears it was not a spider bite. :( http://www.smh.com.au/sport/horseracing ... 301h6.html
BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:52 am

It appears that it may never be known for sure what caused the original infection. And that financial situation is such a mess...but I don't believe that the vet care for Jimmy was compromised. Whoever was going to end up with the colt, I'm sure that they wanted him to recover.
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Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:17 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:It appears that it may never be known for sure what caused the original infection. And that financial situation is such a mess...but I don't believe that the vet care for Jimmy was compromised. Whoever was going to end up with the colt, I'm sure that they wanted him to recover.
I agree. Unfortunately, what with the financial mess, it was just a question of time before this sort of ugly speculation would surface.
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Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:55 am

Silver Train died of colic while en route back to Northview in PA from Brazil.

http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/in ... ertID=3321
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Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:08 pm

How sad, R. I. P to both Jimmy and Silver Train.
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Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:49 pm

Stakes winning, unbeaten 2yo Piping Rock was put down due to colic. He was Godolphin owned and trained by Richard Hannon Jr. They thought he was their best hope in the 2,000 Guinness next year.

Chatterbox suffered severe tendon damage in the Ladbroke Hurdle and had to be put down.
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Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:22 pm

It sounds like Silver Train was stricken while he was being transported. What a nightmare for the horse and his handlers...stuck on a plane with no way to get him to an equine hospital? Even if they had a vet accompanying the horse, the options available to treat him may have been pretty limited.
I'm beginning to hate shuttling...so much to go wrong. :(
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