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BaroqueAgain1
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Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:20 pm

Paulick has a detailed article about Da Dude's colic surgery, where the surgeon discovered not just one problem, but two. :shock:
Fortunately, he was at Rood & Riddle being prepped for surgery within an hour of his first symptoms, and it sounds like he has recovered well.
http://www.paulickreport.com/horse-care ... al-defect/
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Sparrow Castle
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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Paulick has a detailed article about Da Dude's colic surgery, where the surgeon discovered not just one problem, but two. :shock:
Fortunately, he was at Rood & Riddle being prepped for surgery within an hour of his first symptoms, and it sounds like he has recovered well.
http://www.paulickreport.com/horse-care ... al-defect/
Wow. That sounds dicey. So glad he's doing well now (and kudos to Paulick and Natalie Voss for getting the details out to us)!
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Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:36 pm

Another in the series.

Children of Secretariat: the giant killer who twice toppled a champion
In the racing industry, the term ‘giant killer’ is commonly used to refer to the great trainer H. Allen Jerkens. Twice he took down Secretariat on the racetrack, with Onion and Prove Out. The phrase might also be applied to one of Secretariat’s offspring, a chestnut filly named Super Staff.

After all, she twice defeated one of America’s top turf mares of all time, multiple champion and future Hall of Famer Flawlessly. But that’s getting ahead of the story.
https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/arti ... -champion/
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Sparrow Castle wrote:Another in the series.

Children of Secretariat: the giant killer who twice toppled a champion
In the racing industry, the term ‘giant killer’ is commonly used to refer to the great trainer H. Allen Jerkens. Twice he took down Secretariat on the racetrack, with Onion and Prove Out. The phrase might also be applied to one of Secretariat’s offspring, a chestnut filly named Super Staff.

After all, she twice defeated one of America’s top turf mares of all time, multiple champion and future Hall of Famer Flawlessly. But that’s getting ahead of the story.
https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/arti ... -champion/
I remember her...one tough turf mare, I especially followed her when I found out she was a daughter of Secretariat.
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Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:00 pm

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#ThisOldHorse host Carly and “Well Armed,” the winner of the Dubai Classic! Read about this miracle horse here, http://bit.ly/2iE7vz1
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BaroqueAgain1
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Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:12 pm

He's looking good for a middle-aged retiree. :D
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Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:53 am

Remains of Glacial Princess to be Moved to Old Friends
On Jan. 21 and Jan. 22, the remains of two-time Ohio Horse of the Year Glacial Princess will be transferred from the former Beulah Park in Grove City, Ohio to Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, Ky.

A multiple stakes winner, the Ohio-bred Glacial Princess broke down during the Ballerina Stakes in 1987 at the Ohio oval and was euthanized. The then 6-year-old mare was buried in the infield and a memorial was placed at the grave site.

But Beulah Park closed in 2014, and since then the property has been sold and redevelopment is scheduled. The redevelopment plan spurred Elyria-based racehorse owner Ryan Brady to lead efforts to relocate the popular race mare.
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Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:58 am

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Lord Nelson Fighting Laminitis, to Miss Breeding Season
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peeptoad wrote:http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... ing-season
Lord Nelson Fighting Laminitis, to Miss Breeding Season
Cautious Optimism For Lord Nelson in Laminitis Battle
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Sparrow Castle
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Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:08 am

Another in Patricia McQueen’s series on Secretariat’s offspring:

Children of Secretariat: the son who ran 144 times - and is still thriving at 31
Some of Secretariat’s best offspring lived long lives – Terlingua and D’Accord to the ripe old age of 32, General Assembly to 29, and 27-year-old Tinners Way is still hanging out at Old Friends in Kentucky. That longevity is also evident in a couple of not-so-notable sons still enjoying life more than 27 years after their sire succumbed from laminitis at the age of 19.

I recently wrote about Innkeeper, a (now) 29-year-old son of Secretariat living at Virginia Tech’s MARE Center. Remarkably, an even older son – the stakes winner Fast Market – is currently thriving in Western Pennsylvania. The chestnut gelding celebrated his 31st birthday yesterday, having been born February 4, 1986.

These two horses’ paths to old age couldn’t have been any more different, but they share one big thing in common – people who care and who made sure they live out their days happy and healthy.
https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/arti ... riving-31/
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Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:18 pm

He looks just like Pops! Thanks for posting.
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Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:37 pm

Pensioners on Parade-Learned Jake
Written by Maggie Kimmitt
When trainer Annette Eubanks told her son Dan that she was bringing a former trainee home to her farm for retirement, he wasn’t surprised. She’d done it before. But when she mentioned the horse’s name, he couldn’t imagine what would possess his mother to even entertain the idea.

“My mom has the biggest heart in the world,” Eubanks said. “But I said to her ‘What are you bringing this horse home for? His nickname was Jaws!’ ”

Deep down, though, Eubanks knew why. Rugged and durable, Learned Jake had been a memorable character not just for his churlish demeanor but also for a career that spanned nine seasons on the racetrack.

“He had a great, long iron-horse campaign,” Eubanks said. “He won at least one race every year he ran – 133 starts, 23 wins, 23 seconds, 18 thirds and earnings of $612,118. You just don’t see too many horses like that anymore.”
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Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:05 am

Here's a slideshow from Maggie Kimmitt with tons of photos of Main Sequence and his buddy Afleet Bandit (Better Talk Now's half brother) in retirement, as well as Researcher, Awesome Pearl (stakes winning half brother of American Freedom and Gottcha Gold), and some others :D

http://thisishorseracing.com/news/index ... middleburg

One of the lovely photos from Maggie Kimmit of Main Sequence (left) and Afleet Bandit with Andrew Motion:
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Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:51 pm

BlindLucky wrote:Here's a slideshow from Maggie Kimmitt with tons of photos of Main Sequence and his buddy Afleet Bandit (Better Talk Now's half brother) in retirement, as well as Researcher, Awesome Pearl (stakes winning half brother of American Freedom and Gottcha Gold), and some others :D

http://thisishorseracing.com/news/index ... middleburg

One of the lovely photos from Maggie Kimmit of Main Sequence (left) and Afleet Bandit with Andrew Motion:
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Sur La Tete is the biggest star in that photo set ;) He certainly still has the "look of eagles" at age 19.
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Miss Woodford wrote:Sur La Tete is the biggest star in that photo set ;) He certainly still has the "look of eagles" at age 19.
I know exactly squat about steeplechasers. I'll be honest, I had never heard of Sur La Tete.
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Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:01 pm

Mr. Commons looking really good in his new career.

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Terry Finley@TerryFinley11
Our old buddy, Awesome Gem enjoying retirement. Earned almost 3 mil on the track. His BFF is Daisy!
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Sparrow Castle wrote:Terry Finley@TerryFinley11
Our old buddy, Awesome Gem enjoying retirement. Earned almost 3 mil on the track. His BFF is Daisy!
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Awesome photos of Awesome Gem. Thanks for these - I was thinking about him a few days ago. The first one is a priceless picture of a happily retired horse.
There are days when I'd like to be laying right there with those two! That boy sure got around, racing from border to border and coast to coast - and Asia too!
Thanks again...

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WarBiscuit wrote:
Sparrow Castle wrote:Terry Finley@TerryFinley11
Our old buddy, Awesome Gem enjoying retirement. Earned almost 3 mil on the track. His BFF is Daisy!
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Awesome photos of Awesome Gem. Thanks for these - I was thinking about him a few days ago. The first one is a priceless picture of a happily retired horse.
There are days when I'd like to be laying right there with those two! That boy sure got around, racing from border to border and coast to coast - and Asia too!
Thanks again...

WarBiscuit
Yeah, I can picture me laying in that sunny field with them too, lol. He's definitely a personal favorite of mine, my type of hard knocking guy. Got to visit him a couple of times after he retired when he was still stabled at the track. And, of course, the last two times he came up for the Longacres Mile. Not surprised the Gemster would choose a cow as his best friend! Really glad that Mr. Finley gave us an update on his well-being.
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