Retirements 2016

PJMIII
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Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:06 pm

Millionaire Grade I Winner Dads Caps Retired

Owner Vince Scuderi announced Aug. 25 his multiple grade I-winning homebred Dads Caps has been retired from racing.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... ps-retired
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Sparrow Castle
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Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:40 pm

So long, Demonstrative
The million was for us anyway, not him. We wanted him to join McDynamo, Good Night Shirt and Lonesome Glory as the only American-based steeplechasers to reach $1 million in earnings. He really didn’t care.

And that’s why the decision by owner Jacqueline Ohrstrom and trainer Richard Valentine to retire champion steeplechaser Demonstrative midway through the 2016 season – and $59,700 short of seven figures in steeplechase earnings – made so much sense.

After 48 starts on the flat and over fences, in England and the United States, the 9-year-old gets to go home to Virginia’s Whitewood Farm. In eight seasons as a racehorse, he won 14 races, placed second eight times, finished third eight times. His last 21 steeplechase starts came in Grade 1 company.

Careers don’t get much better than that for Thoroughbreds.
More: http://midatlantictb.com/cms/index.php/ ... onstrative

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Izvestia
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Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:48 pm

So long and happy retirement to Demonstrative! He was mighty!
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Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:12 pm

Swipe has been retired and will be sold as a stallion prospect at the Keeneland November sale.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... ember-sale
firehorse
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Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:59 am

Happy retirement Sheer Drama, one of my faves, http://www.drf.com/news/grade-1-winner- ... -retired-6.
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Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:59 am

firehorse wrote:Happy retirement Sheer Drama, one of my faves, http://www.drf.com/news/grade-1-winner- ... -retired-6.
Sad to see her retire, she's such a classy mare.
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Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:25 pm

MISTER MARTI GRAS HANGS UP HIS BEADS
Lothenbach Stable’s homebred Mister Marti Gras, winner of almost $1.2 million in career earnings, will retire from racing healthy and ready to start his second career according to trainer Chris Block. The 9-year-old gelding, who made his first start in the Chicago area at the age of two, ran his final race on Sept. 3 at Arlington International Racecourse.

“He’s [always] gone out there and given me more than 150%, except the last two starts, which tells me he’s ready to retire,” Block explained. “I knew he would tell me when he’s done. I’m proud to say to he retires extremely sound and happy. He deserves a chance at a second career.”
Mister Marti Gras retires after 58 races with 11 wins, 15 second-place finishes, six thirds and $1,194,027 in lifetime earnings.

http://www.arlingtonpark.com/news/archi ... ber-5-2016
BaroqueAgain1
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Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:48 pm

Stopchargingmaria has been retired.
“While we were hoping Stopchargingmaria would be able to defend her Breeders' Cup title, she is giving us signs that she is ready to start the next phase of her life. She has given us so much joy, it is our turn to give back to her by honoring her wishes. We are thrilled to have her home sound,” said Town and Country Racing, LLC's CEO Kiki Courtelis.
Read more: http://www.paulickreport.com/news/blood ... ed-racing/

Kudos to the connections for not pushing their mare, and for letting her hang up her racing shoes while still sound.
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Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:33 pm

What you said, kudos to her connections, and wishing Stopchargingmaria all the best!
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Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:29 pm

Graded Stakes Winner Howe Great (Hat Trick (JPN) - Ginger Sea (SAF) by Western Winter, TB, DK B/, H, foaled February 14, 2009) is retired and beginning a new eventing career with Phillip Dutton.

Megan Jones ‏@meganm_jones
Born same Feb '09 I began @TeamValor & he now starts new career @DuttonEventing this mo. Howe, it's been a privilege
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BaroqueAgain1
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Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:22 am

Phillip Dutton gets all the cool retirees. :D
I'd love to see Sunday Silence's influence spread to eventing, but...I wonder if Howe Great is going to have to have that 'ultimate equipment change?' :(
There are very few entires in eventing.
Catalina
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Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:39 am

Are there very many that get retired from eventing? I cringe when I see those rotational falls.
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Life At Zen
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Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:59 pm

Catalina wrote:Are there very many that get retired from eventing? I cringe when I see those rotational falls.
Are you implying most Eventers die before retirement?
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Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:34 pm

As per Centennial Farms and his personal twitter account, Juba has been retired to stand at Taylor Mountain Farm in Charles Town, West Virginia.
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Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:37 pm

Mei Ling Retired, Sold to Hill 'n' Dale
Stonewall Farms announced Sept. 9 the retirement and sale of multiple stakes winner and multiple graded stakes-placed Mei Ling to Hill 'n' Dale Farms.

Mei Ling is a 5-year-old daughter of Empire Maker out of Seeking the Gold mare Lochinvar's Gold, who is a half sister to two multiple graded stakes winners, as well as a graded stakes producer. Bred by Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams, Mei Ling sold for $500,000 at the 2012 Keeneland September yearling sale to Barry K. Schwartz.
More: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... ill-n-dale
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Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:42 pm

MILLIONAIRE FAN FAVORITE RUSSELL ROAD RETIRED
Less than a month shy of the 30th annual West Virginia Breeders Classics, a night when he had made his presence known over the previous eight years, the durable and venerable Russell Road was officially retired from racing last weekend by owner Mark Russell and trainer James W. Casey three weeks after he suffered a mild suspensory injury in his right foreleg.

Russell Road, a 10-year-old gelded son of Wheaton out of the Verification mare Roberta Grump, won once in four starts this year and had finished second most recently in the $100,000 Northern Panhandle Stakes at Mountaineer Park on the undercard of the Grade 2, $750,000 West Virginia Derby. But Casey and Russell were concerned with how he returned from the trip, and x-rays revealed a modest hairline injury to his right front suspensory ligament. Both had initially held out hope that Russell Road could compete in either the Onion Juice or the Classic on West Virginia Breeders Classics night on October 8, but the fear of more serious injury prompted them to make another choice.
http://www.theracingbiz.com/2016/09/19/ ... d-retired/
BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:47 pm

I'm so glad that his connections have decided to retire this classy old gelding. RR has certainly earned a long, lazy retirement.
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Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:22 pm

Happy to hear this news about Russell Road, and hats off to Mark Russell and the connections for taking care of this good boy. Hoping for a happy,
healthy and very long retirement for this old warrior!

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Sparrow Castle
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Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:42 am

Phil Bongiovanni‏@PhilBongiovanni
We officially retired Motown Men yesterday - proud to say he's going to a great home. Brought so much joy to my family and me. #warrior

Wonder if this is related to Ted West disbanding his stable, or maybe just not looking good in his works, or both. He worked at Del Mar this summer but his last start was at Santa Anita in January.
Starts: 35
Firsts: 7
Seconds: 6
Thirds: 7
Earnings: $470,495

Happy Retirement, Motown Men!
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Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:52 pm

Chad C. Brown‏@NotTheChadster1 Chad C. Brown Retweeted Asia Savasta
BIG BLUE KITTEN,a CHAMPION,who gave us all so many thrills with his lethal finishes,deserves highest of praise & honor!Enjoy your retirement

Asia Savasta‏@asia_savasta
Happiest retirement to 8yo BIG BLUE KITTEN who has been with Chad Brown since age 2. Always gave 150% with every start! Good luck big man!
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