Retirements 2017

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Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:17 pm

The Quarterback Retired
Group 1 winner The Quarterback (Aus) (Street Boss) has been retired from racing. The Robbie Griffiths trained gelding had his finest hour when beating Black Heart Bart (Aus) (Blackfriars {Aus}) in the G1 Lexus Newmarket H. at Flemington last year but has been well below form in his most recent runs leading connections to call time on the 7-year-old’s racing career.
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Mary Rampellini‏ @DRFRampellini
Iron Fist, at 3-5, closes out his career a winner, taking $150K @ZiaParkCasino Championship over pacesetter Code West; winner exited @BreedersCup Dirt Mile

Iron Fist retired to Whispering Oaks Farm in Louisiana
11/09/2017
Grade 3 winner Iron Fist has been retired from racing, and will debut during the 2018 breeding season at Whispering Oaks Farm in Carencro, La., for an advertised fee of $6,500.

The 5-year-old Tapit horse retired with eight wins in 23 starts for earnings of $1,014,199. He won the Grade 3 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap, along with the non-graded Governor’s Cup Stakes, Maxxam Gold Cup Stakes, and Evangeline Mile Stakes. His six graded placings include a third in the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity.

Whispering Oaks Farm acquired Iron Fist privately in the middle of his 2017 campaign, having previously run for the partnership of Stonestreet Stables and Regis Racing. He was trained first by Jerry Hollendorfer, then by Steve Asmussen.
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Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:44 pm

Eagle retired to Valor Farm in Texas

Grade 3 winner Eagle has been retired and will stand the 2018 breeding season at Valor Farm in Pilot Point, Texas, for an advertised fee of $5,000.

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Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:24 pm

Jaime Roth‏ @Fijithegreat
Happy Retirement Constellation. You gave @LNJFoxwoods the ride of our lives. We love you to the moon & back. Your will always be our #1 Star and our G1 winner #labrea. Can’t wait for your babies. Enjoy your time at Atlas Farm beautiful
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Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:24 pm

Multiple Grade 1-Placed Neolithic Retired
Neolithic, the third-place finisher in the world's two richest races this season, has been retired, co-owner Jack Wolf of Starlight Racing confirmed Dec. 9.

The 4-year-old son of Harlan's Holiday had been pointing towards a return engagement in the Jan. 27 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1)—where he earned show honors behind champion Arrogate this year—but his connections opted to stop on him due to some minor physical issues. Following his efforts in the inaugural running of the Pegasus, Neolithic went on to the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) in March, where he finished behind Arrogate and eventual Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Gun Runner .

"We just decided he's done enough. We've started trying to find a stallion farm for him and we've had a couple of inquiries," said Wolf, whose Starlight Racing owns Neolithic in partnership with Qatar Racing. "Hopefully within the next week to 10 days, we'll get that done.

"I don't think he stands in Kentucky, but I think he'll be a standout in one of the regional markets if someone wants to give him a shot. He's got a lot of positives from his race record, his physical, being by Harlan's Holiday. I don't think we'll have any trouble placing him."
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Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:50 pm

Sounds like he's been gelded.

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de Sousa Stables and Team Zenyatta are very excited to announce our 2018 Retired Racehorse Project hopeful! Meet Cozmic One who is by Bernardini and out of Zenyatta! Can't wait to start working with him and see where we go!!
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Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:16 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:Sounds like he's been gelded.

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de Sousa Stables and Team Zenyatta are very excited to announce our 2018 Retired Racehorse Project hopeful! Meet Cozmic One who is by Bernardini and out of Zenyatta! Can't wait to start working with him and see where we go!!
Christmas Miracle! I never thought they would do it but I am glad they did. I wish him well in his new career whatever that may be.
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Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:18 pm

Jeez Louise he's ginormous, or she's on the shorter side... or both. :lol:
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He always looked like a big horse when I saw him on the track. I'd guess he's 17 hands, but I've never seen an official measurement of him.
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Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:04 am

Yeah I'm pretty sure he's 17h at least, if not taller... I was more agog at the size of his head. :lol: Which could be a trick of the angle too, but wowzers. :mrgreen:
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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:He always looked like a big horse when I saw him on the track. I'd guess he's 17 hands, but I've never seen an official measurement of him.
He's been sticked at 17.2 Freakin giant.
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Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:16 pm

I'm not surprised he was gelded, then. Without any sort of race resume to justify standing him at stud, it seems wise to send him on to his next career without the very studdish, headstrong behaviors I've seen hints of in reports about him.
I know that there are many fine stallions doing well in dressage and show jumping, but those tend to be Warmblood breeds.
A 17.2 TB with a lot of attitude probably wasn't going to get to keep his family jewels. :oops:
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Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:21 pm

The Jockey Club Adds $35 Fee to Support Aftercare
The Jockey Club today announced that beginning with the 2018 breeding season, it will charge $35 for each mare reported bred by a stallion on the annual Report of Mares Bred form. The fee will supplement the industry support already provided by The Jockey Club for Thoroughbred aftercare initiatives, including the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), and Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.).

“The Jockey Club has examined its rate structure, and a fee for mares reported bred is consistent with fees required by other Thoroughbred breed registries worldwide,” said James L. Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club. “We are pleased to announce that proceeds of this fee will be used to support a host of aftercare initiatives.”

“These funds will augment the great work already being done by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, which now accredits and grants funds to dozens of aftercare organizations each year,” said John Phillips, owner of Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, Ky., president of TAA, and a member of the board of stewards of The Jockey Club.

“Thoroughbred Charities of America strives to help Thoroughbreds throughout their lives by providing grants to aftercare facilities, employee programs, therapy programs, and equine research,” said Mike McMahon, president of TCA. “Thoroughbreds are my livelihood, and it is my duty and ours as an industry, to ensure they are cared for at every point of their careers, whether they are in training, in the breeding shed, or enjoying a second career or retirement.”

“The Thoroughbred Incentive Program has done a tremendous job in furthering the careers of Thoroughbreds by giving owners and riders a goal to strive toward,” said Dell Hancock, Thoroughbred owner and breeder and initiator of T.I.P. “We should all be proud to support initiatives such as T.I.P., TAA, TCA, and any program that betters the lives of Thoroughbreds.”
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Life At Zen wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:He always looked like a big horse when I saw him on the track. I'd guess he's 17 hands, but I've never seen an official measurement of him.
He's been sticked at 17.2 Freakin giant.
Love to see him do Dressage- with Mama's dancing blood and size :D
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