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Random Retiree News

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:22 pm
by BlindLucky
This guy, Herd Mentality, wasn't anything big on the track (he did debut in the same race that Lochte debuted in '13: Herd Mentality was 3rd and Lochte was 7th), but he was retired and adopted out via New Vocations. He's adorable, and seems quite intrigued by the barn kitty :lol:

Video:
https://www.facebook.com/new.vocations1 ... 560573876/

Re: Random Retiree News

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:35 pm
by Calypso
That has to be one of the cutest things ever!

I like the idea of this thread, too. Glad he found a happy place. :D

Re: Random Retiree News

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:52 pm
by BlindLucky
This kiddo has already been retired and adopted out (he never raced and doesn't even have a Jockey Club registered name), but isn't he lovely? This is My Miss Aurelia's 2010 half-brother by Mr. Greeley:

Video:
https://www.facebook.com/new.vocations1 ... 172163054/

Re: Random Retiree News

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:41 pm
by wooley85
Interesting background story on Zippy Chippy

http://nypost.com/2016/03/27/the-horse- ... -a-family/

Re: Random Retiree News

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:02 pm
by The Doctors Saint
Calypso wrote:That has to be one of the cutest things ever!

I like the idea of this thread, too. Glad he found a happy place. :D
"We has a 'soft'!" Sweeet.

Re: Random Retiree News

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:02 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Michael Adolphson ‏@AdolphsonRacing
THE PIZZA MAN gets a celebrity escort to the Thunder Ranch training track, @breederscup-winning champ WORK ALL WEEK!
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Re: Random Retiree News

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:27 pm
by BlindLucky
Sparrow Castle wrote:Michael Adolphson ‏@AdolphsonRacing
THE PIZZA MAN gets a celebrity escort to the Thunder Ranch training track, @breederscup-winning champ WORK ALL WEEK!
That's a pretty awesome set of geldings!

Re: Random Retiree News

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:03 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Evening Attire and Tacticianor

Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue
Everyday is a spa day! Mud baths are the boys absolute favorite! Evening even double dips!
https://www.facebook.com/Akindale/video ... 9/?fref=nf

Re: Random Retiree News

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:27 pm
by serenassong
Sparrow Castle wrote:Evening Attire and Tacticianor

Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue
Everyday is a spa day! Mud baths are the boys absolute favorite! Evening even double dips!
https://www.facebook.com/Akindale/video ... 9/?fref=nf
None one is better at this than the brothers. I think that's Greeley's Legacy hanging out as well- he is generally with them.

Re: Random Retiree News

Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:01 am
by RuffiantoRags
I see on the Aqueduct card today is the Stud Muffin Stakes. Haven't heard in a while how he is doing in his second career as an
event horse. Does anyone know or have pictures of this guy?

Re: Random Retiree News

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:22 pm
by Life At Zen
Stakes winner Omega Star turned up at a low-end auction recently. He raced against Goldencents in the San Felipe.

Auction Horses Rescue pulled him.

Re: Random Retiree News

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:49 am
by Flanders
RuffiantoRags wrote:I see on the Aqueduct card today is the Stud Muffin Stakes. Haven't heard in a while how he is doing in his second career as an
event horse. Does anyone know or have pictures of this guy?
Akindale posted some pics of him in February on Facebook. He was at their South Carolina location then.

https://www.facebook.com/Akindale/photo ... 59/?type=3

https://www.facebook.com/Akindale/photo ... 59/?type=3

Re: Random Retiree News

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:22 pm
by firehorse
Life At Zen wrote:Stakes winner Omega Star turned up at a low-end auction recently. He raced against Goldencents in the San Felipe.

Auction Horses Rescue pulled him.
As Trever would say, 'Omeeega Star' :( Donation sent, https://www.facebook.com/auctionhorses

Re: Random Retiree News

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:03 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Dang, I hope Omega Star's former connections donate too.

If only all could be this lucky.

Brass Hat to Compete at KY Horse Park Show
Fans of grade I winner Brass Hat will have a chance to see the popular gelding in action when the Thoroughbred Horse Show Association hosts its fifth annual show on May 8 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

Brass Hat, now 15, will be ridden by 12-year-old Jett Bradley. She is the daughter of William "Buff" Bradley, who trained the horse in his racing days, and the granddaughter of Fred Bradley, who owned and bred the gelding.
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... -park-show

Re: Random Retiree News

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:38 pm
by BlindLucky
A really great video about Godolphin's rehoming/retraining team, with lovely footage of African Story and Prince Bishop turned out together, among others :D

The video is on this page:
http://www.godolphinrehoming.co.uk/about.php


And check out their Success Stories for some familiar names/pedigrees and photos of their lives after the track:
http://www.godolphinrehoming.co.uk/stories.php

Arlington Million winner Debussy:
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Objectivity, unraced son of Storm Cat x Secret Status (a half-brother to Dunkirk):
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Re: Random Retiree News

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:02 am
by Sparrow Castle
Pennmarydel in retirement.

Tamarack Hill Farm added 7 new photos.
It isn't every day that a full brother of Barbaro comes strolling into your yard---
This is Pennmarydel, 6 years, by Dynaformer X La Ville Rouge, by Carson City.
Allie Conrad has him, from his owner/breeder Mrs Roy Jackson, after he was less than stellar on the track.
A big, strapping, handsome boy, he hasn't even started to fully grow into himself yet.
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More: https://www.facebook.com/109161715946/p ... =3&theater

Re: Random Retiree News

Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:32 pm
by WarBiscuit
Wow, he's a brute. 4x4's for legs!

Thanks for posting those...


WarBiscuit

Re: Random Retiree News

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:43 am
by Sparrow Castle
Old Friends Virtual Tour - Game On Dude
Published on Apr 21, 2016
Go along with Michael Blowen, founder of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms, as he gives visitors a tour with a very friendly Game On Dude.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbsccuu ... e=youtu.be

Re: Random Retiree News

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:34 pm
by serenassong
Sparrow Castle wrote:Old Friends Virtual Tour - Game On Dude
Published on Apr 21, 2016
Go along with Michael Blowen, founder of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farms, as he gives visitors a tour with a very friendly Game On Dude.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbsccuu ... e=youtu.be
He is an absolute puppy dog- I had the pleasure of spending some time with him.

Re: Random Retiree News

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:32 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Jen Roytz ‏@JenRoytz
After 47 starts (14 wins!) and retiring in Feb, I'll Show Them earned his first blue ribbon today! @craigb1818
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This is such a good story, I may have posted it before:
Smarty Jones son retires in a full-circle moment
A stakes-winning son of Smarty Jones was retired to former Three Chimneys communications director Jen Roytz this winter after a lengthy and successful racing career.

In a development that brought her history with Smarty Jones and his son full circle, Roytz went from her earlier days writing about the talented 9-year-old gelding offspring of Smarty Jones, to owning him outright as of February.
More: http://offtrackthoroughbreds.com/2016/0 ... le-moment/
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