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Sparrow Castle
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Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:12 pm

Today was Emerald Down's season opener. That always brings me back to remembering Longacres, and some of the now old timers who raced there. Sadly, we lost one recently. But he certainly lived a long and happy life after he was taken in by these kind folks. I'm posting only a few of the 10 pictures posted. The rest are here:
https://www.facebook.com/REMEMBERMERESC ... =3&theater


Remember Me Rescue (Facebook)
April 20 at 4:41pm ·
It's a very sad day at RMR and a very tough one for me, Donna Keen. We had to say goodbye to one of the first horses to come in to our program. Yeah Me Do came to us in 2009 in very poor condition. You could see every bone in his body and his hooves were nearly sluffing off with abscesses around the coronet band. It took a long time, a little over a year for him to fully recover.

Yammi had been moving a little slow and lost his hearty appetite the last 2 weeks and this morning he stumbled many times behind. We called our lameness specialist and he found that Yammi had injured his back and was going to deteriorate quickly and eventually not be able to stand on his own. We made the decision to allow him to leave as he lived, proud and dignified.

I'm going to post lots of photos of him starting when he arrived and going throughout his years with us. At 35 and 2 months old, he was the oldest racing thoroughbred in the US. Run free now Yam. You will always be in our hearts, I'll never forget you.
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Sparrow Castle
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Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:21 pm

Always nice to see pics of this relatively young guy.

Terry Finley @TerryFinley11
2h2 hours ago
RT @Oldfriendsfarm: AWESOME GEM loves his tree! Photo @FLOATALONGWME

Thank you Awesome Gem! You will always be at the top of my list - a true warrior. #whatmakesthisgamegreat
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Flanders
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Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:14 pm

A story about Green Mask and how he is doing after a slight setback in his recovery.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... green-mask
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Sparrow Castle
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Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:32 pm

Flanders wrote:A story about Green Mask and how he is doing after a slight setback in his recovery.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... green-mask
Thanks for this update, Flanders. I hate to hear that infection set in but good that so far they have it under control. Hoping for the best in his long road to recovery.
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Sparrow Castle
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Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:26 pm

The Pizza Man, Work All Week Take on Pony Duty
Midwest Thoroughbreds' 2015 Arlington Million (G1T) winner The Pizza Man and 2014 champion sprinter Work All Week returned to the barn of Roger Brueggemann on the Arlington International Racecourse backstretch last week for careers as stable ponies during training hours.

The Pizza Man became the only Illinois-bred to win the Million in 2015. He also captured four other graded stakes events in his 36-race career, including the Northern Dancer Stakes (G1T) at Woodbine in 2016. Following his third crack at the Million in 2017 he was retired from racing.

Work All Week took the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) at Santa Anita Park in 2014, one of five wins that led to his Eclipse Award as top sprinter. He retired in October of 2015 because of a stress fracture in his right knee, and after he recuperated from his injury, took up a new job as a stable pony for New York-based conditioner Danny Gargan.
More: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -pony-duty
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Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:02 pm

Northern Farm in Japan already does some rehabbing/second career work with their horses at their Northern Horse Park; good to see that it will be happening on a wider scale too closer to the track. The Ritto Training Center is one of the major racing hubs.
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Opening in December 2018 the Japan Thoroughbred Community Club will be used for retraining retired racehorses. Families, elderly (for therapy) and fans will be able to interact with the ex-racehorses.
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From this article, which I partially ran through google translate:
The Japan Thoroughbred Community Club (TCCJAPAN, Ritto City, Shiga Prefecture), which manages the retired race horse fan club, will open a retirement-person exchanging facility with retired horses in Ritto City, Shiga Prefecture, within the year. Provide menus such as horse riding experience and horse therapy, expect to use 10,000 people a year, including horse racing fans as well as families and elderly seeking healing and health. We also have the first nationwide "shelter" to treat and retrain horses, and aim to create a mechanism to support the rest of the life.
https://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXMZO32 ... 8A6LKA000/
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Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:39 pm

Breeders' Cup Verified account @BreedersCup
7h7 hours ago
Our friends @Oldfriendsfarm told us Green Mask, winner of last year's Highlander @WoodbineTB, is doing well and wishing his horse pals the best of luck in today's race!
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lurkey mclurker
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Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:47 am

So glad to hear he's doing better! :mrgreen:
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Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:43 pm

Old Friends Verified account@Oldfriendsfarm
8h8 hours ago
Old Friend of the Day: NOBIZ LIKE SHOBIZ We have a new
contestant in the "Best Forelock on the Farm" contest! He's in there, somewhere. Really. Photo @FloatAlongwMe
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Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:42 pm

Herringswell Stables ‏@HerringswellStb
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Ring Weekend - last raced for @westpointtbred 6/30 falling right into his second career with @DuttonEventing So balanced and so regal.
Video: https://twitter.com/HerringswellStb/sta ... 0581629954
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:19 pm

Thoroughbred Info @ThorobredInfo
From a $1,150,000 yearling to a $390 auction horse. Meet Souper Spectacular, the 11YO Giant’s Causeway half-brother to #Zenyatta who was rescued from a Georgia livestock auction last weekend. (Photo courtesy of new owner Mistie Moore Lewis.)
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:24 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:19 pm
Thoroughbred Info @ThorobredInfo
From a $1,150,000 yearling to a $390 auction horse. Meet Souper Spectacular, the 11YO Giant’s Causeway half-brother to #Zenyatta who was rescued from a Georgia livestock auction last weekend. (Photo courtesy of new owner Mistie Moore Lewis.)
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Did he have some issues that caused him to be raced so lightly at 4 and 5 and then just quit? 9 career starts and not exactly a terrible racer. Wonder what happened? Skinny boy - glad to hear that he's safe now...

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Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:56 pm

Well, this is...interesting for the wrong reasons.

I see his name has "Souper" in it. I'm guessing he was owned by Live Oak at one time? Exactly how did a half-brother to Zenyatta by Causeway end up at a low-end auction? He obviously has no breeding value but still. Investigation time.
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:45 pm

Lots of folks asking these questions. He last raced on 6/14/2012 for Live Oak who bought him as a yearling. I think they are usually good at providing soft landings for their horses. I expect there's more to the story. Sounds like Thoroughbred Info has already spoken to his new owner and will be writing an article soon.
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:47 pm

I recall when he was retired that Live Oak said he was gelded and would live out his days there in FL. Wonder what happened?
FlyToTheStars
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Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:13 am

I read tibits on facebook- looks like Live Oak sold him or something and ended up in wrong hands somewhere down the road. I wonder of the story behind him, itll be quite a tale if the horse can talk!

The farm seen friendly enough when I asked on My Typhoon recently.
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Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:35 am

FlyToTheStars wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:13 am
I read tibits on facebook- looks like Live Oak sold him or something and ended up in wrong hands somewhere down the road. I wonder of the story behind him, itll be quite a tale if the horse can talk!

The farm seen friendly enough when I asked on My Typhoon recently.
How is My Typhoon?
FlyToTheStars
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ThreeMustangs wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:35 am
FlyToTheStars wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:13 am
I read tibits on facebook- looks like Live Oak sold him or something and ended up in wrong hands somewhere down the road. I wonder of the story behind him, itll be quite a tale if the horse can talk!

The farm seen friendly enough when I asked on My Typhoon recently.
How is My Typhoon?
She is well- in foal to Kitten's Joy... She aborted her 2018 Tiznow foal at 5 months. They mentioned she is not a straight forwarded mare reproductively- so far she is holding the 2019 foal.

Sound she is a hard keeper to hold her pregnancy which is unfortunate - I am not sure how many foals she had that survived birth.
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FlyToTheStars wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:06 am
ThreeMustangs wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:35 am
FlyToTheStars wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:13 am
I read tibits on facebook- looks like Live Oak sold him or something and ended up in wrong hands somewhere down the road. I wonder of the story behind him, itll be quite a tale if the horse can talk!

The farm seen friendly enough when I asked on My Typhoon recently.
How is My Typhoon?
She is well- in foal to Kitten's Joy... She aborted her 2018 Tiznow foal at 5 months. They mentioned she is not a straight forwarded mare reproductively- so far she is holding the 2019 foal.

Sound she is a hard keeper to hold her pregnancy which is unfortunate - I am not sure how many foals she had that survived birth.
She's had 6 out of a possible 10 foals.

2009 - He's A Cyclone, g. by Awesome Again
2010 - Endorphin's Fly, c. by Distorted Humor
2011 - no foal (Tapit)
2012 - Tsunami of Love, f. by Bernardini
2013 - no foal (Bernardini)
2014 - Souper Riptide, c. by Tapit
2015 - no foal (Bernardini)
2016 - Tappity Tappity, f. by Tapit
2017 - c. by Medaglia d'Oro
2018 - no foal (Tiznow)
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Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:55 pm

Racing Post did a piece on some Euro retirees.

https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/ ... ers/344500
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