Retirements 2016

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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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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-ra ... t7DaysNews
BaroqueAgain1
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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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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/cirrusdesaigle ... =3&fref=nf
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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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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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at Tokyo, Nov 28th 2015 (photo: tachyon)
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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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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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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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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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Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:51 pm

I read on another site that Itsaknockout came out the Maker's Mark with an injury and has been retired.
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Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:19 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I read on another site that Itsaknockout came out the Maker's Mark with an injury and has been retired.
Fractured a sesamoid in his left foreleg. Bummed. Happy retirement, friend.
http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/it ... t-retired/
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Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:43 pm

Leg injury forces retirement for Lady Sabelia
Lady Sabelia, one of the most popular stakes runners in Maryland, was injured during a Sunday morning gallop at Laurel Park and has been retired, according to trainer Robin Graham.

“It’s disappointing, but the good thing is she’s doing fine,” Graham said.
http://www.drf.com/news/leg-injury-forc ... dy-sabelia
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Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:27 pm

DRF is reporting that Louisiana-bred star Heitai has been retired.
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Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:29 pm

David Wachman announces retirement of Legatissimo
Wachman said: "She had a setback in the spring and the decision has been made to retire her, unfortunately.
http://www.skysports.com/racing/news/12 ... egatissimo
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Thu May 12, 2016 9:45 pm

He may not be famous, but he's a real cool character and one of my favorites at EMD. I'll miss him out grazing on the grass by the parking lot, and wish him a very happy retirement!

PROLIFIC POLISH DOLLAR CALLS IT A CAREER
Polish Dollar(pictured right), who was tied for most wins by an active Emerald Downs horse, has been retired and shipped to Allaire Farms in Poulsbo, trainer Bob Meeking said.

“He’s sound as a horse can be,” Meeking said. “He was always a difficult horse to train, but this year he became almost impossible. It was time to hang it up.”

A 10-year-old Washington-bred gelding by Polish Gift-Spediacci, Polish Dollar spent his entire 47-race career at Emerald Downs, compiling a 15-6-7 record with $150,872 in earnings for owner Sharon Radke. In 2012, he won four races and rose from $5,000 claiming to a four-length victory in an $18,000 allowance race.

Trained by Meeking from 2012-15, Polish Dollar also was conditioned by Brad Varner in 2009-10, and Debbie Van Horne in 2011.

With Polish Dollar retired, 9-year-old Chaching Pete, who scored his 15th Emerald Downs win last week, becomes the No. 1 winner among active horses. West Seattle Boy with 21 wins holds the all-time track record for wins.
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Fri May 13, 2016 3:20 pm

Suspensory injury sends Catch a Flight into retirement
Catch a Flight, who developed into one of the top handicap horses last year in California, has been retired, trainer Richard Mandella said Friday.
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Mon May 16, 2016 5:51 pm

FB post from Fox Hill Farm:

Coup de Grace has been purchased for stud duty in S. Africa by a partnership which includes Gainesway farm.

We also retired Horsepower after yesterday's race and he left today for a vacation then new career in the show world.

https://www.facebook.com/Fox-Hill-Farm- ... 5/?fref=nf
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Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:47 pm

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Untapable is officially being retired. After having a truly great 3yo seasons and currently the #1 US earner for Tapit - it's time!
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Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:29 pm

Not surprised to read this...she's been sort of asking to be retired for a while now. Hope she makes a great broodmare.
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