Retirements 2017

Re: Retirements 2017

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:43 pm

The speedy sprinter/miler Obviously has been retired.

Grade 1 winner Obviously retired at 9
ARCADIA, Calif. – Obviously, the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita last November and eight other stakes in a six-year career, has been retired after being diagnosed with a bone bruise in a foreleg.
The injury was detected in recent weeks, according to trainer Phil D’Amato. A 9-year-old gelding, Obviously won 13 of 29 starts and earned $2,321,751 for owners Anthony Fanticola and Joe Scardino.
“It’s something he’s never had before,” D’Amato said. “If he was a young horse, you might give him time and go back to training. At his age, it’s best to let it heal on its own.
“If I gave him three months, he wouldn’t make it to the Breeders’ Cup. He’s done enough for us.”
Obviously will remain with D’Amato’s barn in the short term and may be trained to be a stable pony.

Read more: http://www.drf.com/news/grade-1-winner- ... -retired-9

I loved watching Obviously run. He was one of those horses with tremendous speed, who made everyone else chase him. And you had to be really, really good to catch him.
I hope he has a long, happy retirement, and it would be cool to see him out on the track again...ponying some young upstart who will probably never be as fast as his elder escort. ;)
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Re: Retirements 2017

Postby Sparrow Castle » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:11 am

Wings Of Eagles Injured, Retired
G1 Investec Derby winner Wings Of Eagles (Fr) (Pour Moi {Ire}-Ysoldina {Fr}, by Kendor {Fr}) emerged from his third-place finish in Saturday’s G1 Irish Derby with a fractured left front sesamoid. It is a career-ending injury, according to a press release from Coolmore. Wings Of Eagles, who was a surprise 40-1 winner of the Derby under Padraig Beggy, retires with two wins from seven starts and earnings of £1,075,441.

http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/wings-of-eagles-injured-retired/
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Re: Retirements 2017

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:19 pm

That's really unfortunate. No telling when the injury occurred, but I know the colt kept trying to win all the way to the wire. Being so brave probably made it worse. :(
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Re: Retirements 2017

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:27 pm

TVG just passed along the news that Connect has been retired due to a minor injury.
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Re: Retirements 2017

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Re: Retirements 2017

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:46 pm

Add Illuminant to this week's growing list of retirees.
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... nt-retired
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Re: Retirements 2017

Postby peeptoad » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:44 pm

Sircat Sally has been retired after sustaining a limb fracture while finishing 3rd in the San Clemente: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/222711/madam-dancealot-closes-from-last-to-win-san-clemente
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Re: Retirements 2017

Postby Sparrow Castle » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:23 pm

Grade 1-Winning Sprinter A. P. Indian Retired
Two-time grade 1-winning sprinter A. P. Indian has been retired, trainer Arnaud Delacour announced July 31.

The announcement of the 7-year-old Indian Charlie gelding's retirement came two days after an ankle ailment forced him to be scratched out of the July 29 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) at Saratoga Race Course.

"He's always had some minor (ankle issues)," Delacour said. "It's getting a little bit difficult to manage right now. Even if the horse is technically sound, it would probably become performance limiting, so there is no other way.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/222830/grade-1-winning-sprinter-a-p-indian-retired
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Re: Retirements 2017

Postby Sparrow Castle » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:25 pm

Straight Fire retired to stand in California
Straight Fire, a multiple Grade 1-placed runner, has been retired from racing and will debut in 2018 at Legacy Ranch in Clements, Calif., for an advertised fee of $3,500.

The 3-year-old son of Dominus finished his career with one win in four career starts for earnings of $146,400. He raced for the partnership of Jim Rome’s Jungle Racing, LNJ Foxwoods, KMN Racing, J. Davenport, and Andrew Molasky, and he was trained by Keith Desormeaux.

Straight Fire broke his maiden in his second start at Del Mar, taking a 6 ½-furlong maiden special weight by 10 ½ lengths. He came back to finish second in the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity, then third in the Grade 1 FrontRunner Stakes at Santa Anita before being given the rest of the 2016 season off at WinStar Farm in Kentucky. The colt never raced again.

More: http://www.drf.com/news/straight-fire-retired-stand-california
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