In Memoriam 2016

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Sparrow Castle
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Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:40 pm

32 years old. What a champ! RIP Gulch.
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Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:50 pm

He looked very happy recently in the pic on his 32nd birthday (I think I posted it in the stallion news thread)... what a good life. RIP old boy. <3
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Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:14 pm

Ziggypop wrote:Just received Press Release from Old Friends-

RIP Gulch. Thanks for the memories.
One of my all time favorites.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6c-Vxmx96M
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Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:05 pm

Some more videos of Gulch's races compiled by Twin Spires.
"As Leroy Jolley, who was Gulch's first trainer, once said, 'Gulch must be the toughest horse who ever lived,' and he was," noted Old Friends' Blowen.
http://www.twinspires.com/blog/2016/1/1 ... on-dies-32
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Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:44 pm

Gut wrenching to see Gulch has passed on. What a horse he was, so incredibly tough to live this long and he looked so good to the end. Somewhere in my collection I have an article on him, Demons Begone, and a few others during the spring of their sophomore year. RIP Gulch
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Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:54 pm

Gulch has been one of my favorites since he hit the track, so this one is particularly sad for me. Every time I go to Kentucky, I make a point of stopping at Old Friends just to see him. The last few years he's gone from full carrots to shredded carrots, but that was about the only sign of his age--he looked great in November when we stopped by during Breeders' Cup.

Sad that he's gone, but he had quite a life--successful career at the track, at stud at Lane's End for his entire stallion career, and at Old Friends doing whatever he felt like doing each and every day since '09. RIP, big guy.

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Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:10 am

BlindLucky wrote:Gulch has been one of my favorites since he hit the track, so this one is particularly sad for me. Every time I go to Kentucky, I make a point of stopping at Old Friends just to see him. The last few years he's gone from full carrots to shredded carrots, but that was about the only sign of his age--he looked great in November when we stopped by during Breeders' Cup.

Sad that he's gone, but he had quite a life--successful career at the track, at stud at Lane's End for his entire stallion career, and at Old Friends doing whatever he felt like doing each and every day since '09. RIP, big guy.

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Well said. RIP Gulch and condolences to all at Old Friends. Flick last week and now Gulch, how sad.
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Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:03 pm

And yet another great...

Kingmambo was euthanized Tuesday at William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Kentucky, due to the infirmities of old age. He had just turned 26 years of age.
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Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:32 pm

i thought he'd already left us :oops:
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Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:35 pm

He'd been pensioned since 2010, so he has been out the spotlight for a while.
He had such a lovely conformation, and has been a positive influence all over the world. King Kamehameha in Japan has become almost as successful as Deep Impact.
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Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:47 pm

Not too much makes me cry at my age but this sure did. I have a son of his and kidded myself that I might get to meet Arch some day. 21 isn't old and I thought that breeding season didn't start for him until mid February. I feel terrible for his closest people there. Feel terrible period.
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Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:22 pm

There's just something so reverent about the empty stall. RIP Arch and blessings to those who mourn him.

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Thanks to everyone for their condolences. These yellow roses were placed on Arch's stall by his groom, Rodeo. #RIP
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Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:25 pm

Rodeo has to be so heartbroken. He had him trained to where Rodeo would unlatch his stall door and Arch would nose it all the way open for a mint. He absolutely doted on him :(
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Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:25 pm

Only 3 weeks into the year, and I'm afraid to open up BloodHorse or Paulick to view the headlines. Been a rough month already.

RIP Arch - always one of my favorites. Rest easy, rest well...


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Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:53 pm

I always valued Arch as probably the best son of Kris S. standing in the US, continuing Roberto's bloodline. :(
Is Blame Arch's best son at stud, or am I missing someone?
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Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:24 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote: Is Blame Arch's best son at stud, or am I missing someone?
Probably, although I think Archarcharch has a shot to make it.
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luvthesales wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote: Is Blame Arch's best son at stud, or am I missing someone?
Probably, although I think Archarcharch has a shot to make it.
I agree. Archarcharch has certainly been popular his first few seasons at stud judging from his numbers. Hopefully, he can carry on the legacy with some quality
runners.


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Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:32 pm

Serious stuff.
"The infected horse was 5-year-old mare Another Dollar, who was claimed Jan. 9 after finishing fifth for a $5,000 tag by Karl Broberg from the barn of Roy Marcom Jr. The horse became ill and was humanely euthanized Jan. 13."
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... -discovery
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Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:00 am

RIP Arch... may your offspring be strong....you are gone way too soon :cry:
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