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Postby Sparrow Castle » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:26 pm

Herringswell Stables‏ @HerringswellStb
Despite some recent set backs Blackie still looks forward to visits from his fans #StayStrongBlackie – at New Bolton Center
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Postby lurkey mclurker » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:01 pm

Still worried. :cry:

Cute tongue pic tho... <3
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Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:05 pm

Very cute pics. I wonder if he just likes to kick and bite adult men? :P
I know how he feels.
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Postby Sparrow Castle » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:02 pm

The Cliff’s Edge living the pensioner’s life in New York
While summertime in Saratoga is a busy stretch for New York’s equine population, Grade 1 winner The Cliff’s Edge is taking it easy nearby as a pensioner.

The 16-year-old son of Gulch spends his days in his spacious indoor/outdoor paddock near the stallion barn at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., where his biggest concerns during a recent visit appeared to be finding the right spot in his field to get dusty, and then the right patch of grass for a snack.

The Cliff’s Edge arrived at his current residence for the 2015 breeding season and was pensioned the following year. He last stood for an advertised fee of $2,500, and was gelded over the past winter.

“We wanted to get him where we could just get him out of the stud barn, turn him out and let him have a retirement,” said farm owner Joe McMahon. “He’s a great turnout horse. He’s a very kind horse. He’s always been a nice horse to have around.”

http://www.drf.com/news/cliff%E2%80%99s-edge-living-pensioner%E2%80%99s-life-new-york

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G1W The Cliff's Edge, fresh off a good roll, loving the pensioner's life in New York (story: http://www.drf.com/news/cliff%E2%80%99s ... e-new-york …).
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Postby Sparrow Castle » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:10 pm

At 34 years old.

Remember Me Rescue updated their cover photo.
Yeah Me Do, the oldest known retired racehorse in North America.
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Re: Random Retiree News

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:45 pm

Looks like a couple of great French geldings are headed to a second career. :D Solow looks so handsome in the photo.

Solow joins Cirrus in line-up for retraining of racehorses day at Deauville
Deauville's second raceday in support of the Au-dela des Pistes charity for the retraining of racehorses on Saturday will feature the first public appearance of the brilliant Solow since owner-breeders the Wertheimers announced his retirement in May.
Solow will join another fan favourite, Cirrus Des Aigles, in a parade of former champions, while racegoers will also be treated to displays of dressage, showjumping and polo featuring former racehorses.

Read more: https://www.racingpost.com/news/interna ... lle/298223
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Postby Sparrow Castle » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:11 pm

Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: ‘Taxi’ Is All Grown Up
In 2013, readers fell in love with miracle baby Magna Fortuna, the subject of a profile we published when the gelding went into training. The son of Magna Graduate was rescued in utero when the Illinois Equine Humane Center (IEHC) pulled his dam, Silver Option, from a kill pen for $300. Gail Vacca, president and founder of the IEHC, remembers thinking the mare was in such bad shape that she wouldn't survive the trip to Canada. Her plan had been to humanely euthanize Silver Option, who was suffering from laminitis. It was only afterward she discovered Silver Option was pregnant and that the previous owner believed she had lost the foal early in her pregnancy.

Vacca decided the resulting foal, dubbed Magna Fortuna and fondly known as “Taxi” could be an ambassador for responsible Thoroughbred ownership and aftercare, so she formed an ownership group of 15 partners to send him to the races. Taxi won twice on the Illinois circuit, in maiden special and allowance company for trainer Michele Boyce.

https://www.paulickreport.com/features/lost-and-found/lost-found-presented-horseware-taxi-grown/
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Re: Random Retiree News

Postby Sparrow Castle » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:24 pm

Pensioners on Parade-La Reine’s Terms
To Mid-Atlantic racegoers, he was a familiar sight. From early 1998 until October 2005, La Reine’s Terms went to the post 40 times in the recognizable black and gold silks of his owners/breeders, Howard and Sondra Bender. He ended up in the winner’s circle on 16 of those occasions, and by the time he headed into his well-earned retirement, he won 10 stakes, was graded stakes-placed and had bankrolled $804,591.

But as his trainer Larry Murray tells it, he almost didn’t make it to the races at all. In fact, he was nearly euthanized as a yearling. Foaled at the Benders’ Glade Valley Farm in Frederick, Md., in 1995, the son of Private Terms was produced from Sondra Bender and Anderson Fowler’s graded stakes winner La Reine Elaine (King’s Bishop—Silver Betsy, by Nearctic).

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Re: Random Retiree News

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:06 pm

A nice update on a horse with one of the cutest names out there - Notacatbutallama. :D
https://www.paulickreport.com/features/ ... n-waiting/
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Re: Random Retiree News

Postby PONYRCR » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:47 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:A nice update on a horse with one of the cutest names out there - Notacatbutallama. :D
https://www.paulickreport.com/features/ ... n-waiting/


And he is owned by TBC's AP Val.
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