Retirements 2016

Re: Retirements 2016

Postby BlindLucky » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:08 pm

I wonder if he had to have one testicle removed, and they accidentally recorded it as him being gelded? I see what you're saying, that they say he's a ridgling but has a gelding form filed. Weird.
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Re: Retirements 2016

Postby Sparrow Castle » Mon Mar 28, 2016 3:44 pm

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The champion Cirrus Des Aigles has been retired according to trainer @BarandeBarbe ,thanks for the memories!
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International hero Cirrus Des Aigles retired
In a posting on the horse's Facebook fan page, it was explained that Cirrus Des Aigles had been checked over by a vet following a recent workout in which Barande-Barbe felt the ten-year-old had not exerted himself fully.

Cirrus Des Aigles was found to have calcification on a sesamoid ligament that was liable to rupture when racing at full speed, and as a result the decision was taken to retire him while he was sound and healthy.

http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/international-hero-cirrus-des-aigles-retired-from-racing/2054590/#newsArchiveTabs=last7DaysNews
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Re: Retirements 2016

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:26 pm

I'm not surprised, as the gelding has clearly not been up to his previous level in his last couple of starts, which isn't exactly surprising for a ten-year-old. I wish him a long, happy retirement.
I wonder if he'd like a second job, like Work All Week? Or does the calcification in his ligaments mean that he will need to spend his days as a fat, muddy pasture ornament? ;) :P
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Re: Retirements 2016

Postby Sparrow Castle » Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:17 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I'm not surprised, as the gelding has clearly not been up to his previous level in his last couple of starts, which isn't exactly surprising for a ten-year-old. I wish him a long, happy retirement.
I wonder if he'd like a second job, like Work All Week? Or does the calcification in his ligaments mean that he will need to spend his days as a fat, muddy pasture ornament? ;) :P

Glancing at his FB page, translated from French, it sounds like he could be more active than a pasture ornament. Though I'm not sure what this means.
So it's in great shape That I must WITHDRAW from the contest I'm going to stay A Few more time to the steady, go for and make a walk on the horse hunting eagles That I like so much. When the time comes, Corine and Christophe Soumillon fix me a golden retirement, all near my friends. On May 8, I am 10 years old and So Many magic memories, shared with you all over the days .

This is his reply to a post.
Cirrus Des Aigles: Manon, this is just a beginning of calcification that could let in a finish. I feel nothing and I can trot and gallop quietly. It is even recommended to stay active to increase circulation and maintain flexibility. This happens more often than we think and it's not a drama ... just a reason to stop competing. Smile emoticon

https://www.facebook.com/cirrusdesaigles/photos/a.159449487408343.30999.151617904858168/1157154334304515/?type=3&fref=nf
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Re: Retirements 2016

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:27 pm

So, do French stables use stable ponies? It'd be cool to see him join the list of G1 geldings, like Lava Man, Moreno and Work All Week, who are working in a second career.
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Re: Retirements 2016

Postby tachyon » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:22 am

Happy retirement, Cirrus des Aigles!!
It's more than five years ago that I saw him at Tokyo.
Thanks for all the memories!!
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Re: Retirements 2016

Postby PJMIII » Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:30 pm

Stakes Winner Ground Transport Retired

West Point Thoroughbreds, St. Elias Stable, and Get Grounded Stable announced March 29 that multiple stakes winner Ground Transport has been retired from racing after compiling a record of 5-6-1 from 25 starts and earnings of $337,490.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... rt-retired
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Re: Retirements 2016

Postby Izvestia » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:16 am

I read on DRF Street Fancy is retired and will be bred. I guess running last twice signaled something was amiss.
She's got a G1 to her name and a beautiful pedigree.
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Re: Retirements 2016

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:46 pm

Calvin Borel has announced his retirement, effective immediately...and apparently with no warning to either his agent or the trainers whose horses he was due to work today. :shock:
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/peopl ... l-retires/
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Re: Retirements 2016

Postby Sparrow Castle » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:07 pm

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Willet retired http://live.drf.com/nuggets/27244 (not free)
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