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Re: Retirements 2017

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:56 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Claire Novak-Crosby‏ @BH_CNovak
Grade 1 winner Grand Arch retired to @MargauxFarm per @keenelandracing. 8-year-old Arch gelding won 7 of 29 times, earned $1,894,563

Re: Retirements 2017

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:58 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Carla Gaines Racing‏ @cgainesracing
Proud to report, GSW Big Bane Theory has been racing retired, & loves his new career! Here's his 1st time over poles & jumps. #ANatural
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Mel‏ @dailyracefunies
Replying to @cgainesracing @santaanitapark and 3 others
Big Bane Theory
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Re: Retirements 2017

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:25 pm
by Sparrow Castle
It's good to see retirement orgs and former connections step up up to get these guys home from Camarero in PR.

Shelley Blodgett‏ @ShelleyBlodgett
FINALLY 8 @CaribbeanOTTB horses began 8-day USDA QT: Poker Dave, Victor Spider, SweetLandOfLiberty, & Salientito @ExcellerFund @Oldfriendsfarm
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Shelley Blodgett‏ @ShelleyBlodgett
USDA QT started for 4 more @CaribbeanOTTB horses: Winning Dubai, Lallie, Ugottabcatty, & Rodriguito @Oldfriendsfarm @ExcellerFund @KinPTK
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Shelley Blodgett‏ @ShelleyBlodgett
Replying to @vlynpowell @CaribbeanOTTB and 3 others
Tentative flight to Miami Thursday Oct 19th.

Shelley Blodgett‏ @ShelleyBlodgett
Replying to @KinPTK @CaribbeanOTTB
Thank you Kaitlin and family (PTK Racing) for bringing cute 3y filly Lallie home to go onto 2nd career. She’s pictured with tongue out :D

Kaitlin Haughey‏ @KinPTK
More Kaitlin Haughey Retweeted Shelley Blodgett
One step closer to home! PTK is forever grateful for the hard work and big hearts of @ShelleyBlodgett and Kelley of @CaribbeanOTTB

Re: Retirements 2017

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:41 am
by Miss Woodford
One year after his WV-bred arch-rival Russell Road had his retirement ceremony at Charles Town, Lucy's Bob Boy was officially sent off on Breeders Classic Night. Now 8 years old, he retires with a record of 50-26-6-1 and just over a million dollars in earnings. Happy trails old fellow!
https://www.theracingbiz.com/2017/10/14 ... etirement/

Re: Retirements 2017

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:02 am
by Izvestia
I love Lucy's Bob Boy forever! Happy retirement to him!!!

Re: Retirements 2017

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:52 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Mondialiste retired to stand at owner Turnbull's Elwick Stud
The breeding scene in the north of England is to receive a notable shot in the arm with Mondialiste, the dual Grade 1-winning son of Galileo, to take up stallion duties at Geoff Turnbull's Elwick Stud in County Durham.

The seven-year-old, who was bred by the Wertheimer brothers, showed smart form at three, most notably when belying big odds to finish a close third to Havana Gold in the 2013 Prix Jean Prat.

Before his five-year-old campaign got under way he was bought by Turnbull and switched from Freddy Head's yard to the Yorkshire stable of David O'Meara, for whom he immediately began what proved to be a steep upward trajectory when running a close second in the 2015 Lincoln handicap.
https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/b ... tud/304384

Re: Retirements 2017

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:01 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Shelley Blodgett‏ @ShelleyBlodgett
TOY CANNON (8y NY-bred G, 51 starts) is now an OTTB! He joined @CaribbeanOTTB herd @ Hacienda Siesta Alegre today :D Aftercare plans in works!
(Thunder Gulch - Ceridwen by Lord Avie)

Salientito will be remaining in Puerto Rico at the CTA sanctuary for his retirement. He can't be exported because he tested positive for Piroplasmosis.

Re: Retirements 2017

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:49 am
by mariasmon
Classic Empire. I know you're all shocked.

http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/cl ... ford-stud/

Re: Retirements 2017

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:46 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
Is that hoof so bad that they didn't think he could race at four, no matter how much time off he's given? Or maybe Coolmore was contracted to stand him in 2018, and those plans weren't about to change?
I think Coolmore has stood enough two-year-old champs to field a baseball team of juvys. Let's see...Hansen, Lookin at Lucky, Uncle Mo, Shanghai Bobby, American Pharoah, Classic Empire, plus Air Force Blue and Vancouver. Did I forget someone?
They've built their American business on all precocious, all the time. :P :lol:

Re: Retirements 2017

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:48 pm
by Flanders
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Is that hoof so bad that they didn't think he could race at four, no matter how much time off he's given? Or maybe Coolmore was contracted to stand him in 2018, and those plans weren't about to change?
I think Coolmore has stood enough two-year-old champs to field a baseball team of juvys. Let's see...Hansen, Lookin at Lucky, Uncle Mo, Shanghai Bobby, American Pharoah, Classic Empire, plus Air Force Blue and Vancouver. Did I forget someone?
They've built their American business on all precocious, all the time. :P :lol:
Coolmore bought the stud rights to him awhile ago. If Coolmore buys stud rights, the horse never races at 4.

Re: Retirements 2017

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:50 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Shelley Blodgett‏ @ShelleyBlodgett
Highest peaks & deepest valleys 2day. On Very High Note @CaribbeanOTTB welcomed new OTTB 2 farm ARCH TRAVELER (9y KY-bred) @Centennial_Farm

Shelley Blodgett‏ @ShelleyBlodgett
Has 2 forever home offers (sanctuary) from former owners. @Centennial_Farm IMMEDIATELY started helping us seek & fund his way home! ThankU
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Re: Retirements 2017

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:05 pm
by Sparrow Castle
His last race was the Dubai Golden Shaheen in March 2016, but...

Quarantine Law Change Impacting HK / Australia Travel for Horses
Champion HK galloper Rich Tapestry is another horse caught up in the current quarantine saga that is preventing the travel of horses between Australia and Hong Kong.

A globetrotting son of Aquis Farm shuttler Holy Roman Emperor (IRE), Rich Tapestry took his trainer Michael Chang Chun-wai on the trip of a lifetime and his trainer was planning to repay his best friend by providing him a life of luxury in retirement in Australia at Aquis Farm.

The new Australian quarantine restrictions have made that plan all the more difficult.

"He took me around the world, everywhere," Chang told South China Moring Post.

"Dubai, Japan, Singapore, America and we had lots of fun".

He holds a special place in Hong Kong racing history; Rich Tapestry was the first horse from the jurisdiction to win a Grade One race in America and first to compete at a Breeders' Cup, both achievements also firsts for a Chinese trainer.

"It was like a dream," Chang says of that famous 2014 Santa Anita Sprint victory.

"That's not easy to do, he beat two very good horses that day – he beat Goldencents and Secret Circle, they both won Breeders' Cup races. We shocked them. He always tried so hard this horse, he was so honest."

Instead of enjoying retirement, Rich Tapestry remains at Chang's stables as result of the ban on horse transport directly from Hong Kong to Australia put in place by the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR).
More: https://www.breednet.com.au/news/138029 ... for-Horses

Re: Retirements 2017

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:10 pm
by WarBiscuit
Sparrow Castle wrote:Shelley Blodgett‏ @ShelleyBlodgett
Highest peaks & deepest valleys 2day. On Very High Note @CaribbeanOTTB welcomed new OTTB 2 farm ARCH TRAVELER (9y KY-bred) @Centennial_Farm

Shelley Blodgett‏ @ShelleyBlodgett
Has 2 forever home offers (sanctuary) from former owners. @Centennial_Farm IMMEDIATELY started helping us seek & fund his way home! ThankU
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That's great news. Placed a bet on that boy in the 2011 Florida Derby, and got to see him in person at Belmont in the Woody Stephens. Happy retirement Arch Traveler!


WarBiscuit

Re: Retirements 2017

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:24 pm
by Sparrow Castle
His last race was the Dubai Golden Shaheen in March 2016, but...

Quarantine Law Change Impacting HK / Australia Travel for Horses
Champion HK galloper Rich Tapestry is another horse caught up in the current quarantine saga that is preventing the travel of horses between Australia and Hong Kong.

A globetrotting son of Aquis Farm shuttler Holy Roman Emperor (IRE), Rich Tapestry took his trainer Michael Chang Chun-wai on the trip of a lifetime and his trainer was planning to repay his best friend by providing him a life of luxury in retirement in Australia at Aquis Farm.

The new Australian quarantine restrictions have made that plan all the more difficult.

"He took me around the world, everywhere," Chang told South China Moring Post.

"Dubai, Japan, Singapore, America and we had lots of fun".

He holds a special place in Hong Kong racing history; Rich Tapestry was the first horse from the jurisdiction to win a Grade One race in America and first to compete at a Breeders' Cup, both achievements also firsts for a Chinese trainer.

"It was like a dream," Chang says of that famous 2014 Santa Anita Sprint victory.

"That's not easy to do, he beat two very good horses that day – he beat Goldencents and Secret Circle, they both won Breeders' Cup races. We shocked them. He always tried so hard this horse, he was so honest."

Instead of enjoying retirement, Rich Tapestry remains at Chang's stables as result of the ban on horse transport directly from Hong Kong to Australia put in place by the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR).
More: https://www.breednet.com.au/news/138029 ... for-Horses

Re: Retirements 2017

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:54 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
I had posted about this a little while ago over in Across the Pond.
http://thoroughbredchampions.com/forum/ ... &start=180
The impression I got was that Australian health authorities were not satisfied with the mainland China standards and protocols. It would appear that there has not been sufficient change for the Aussie officials to change their minds.
The poor horses are caught in the middle. :(

Re: Retirements 2017

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:51 pm
by Sparrow Castle
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I had posted about this a little while ago over in Across the Pond.
http://thoroughbredchampions.com/forum/ ... &start=180
The impression I got was that Australian health authorities were not satisfied with the mainland China standards and protocols. It would appear that there has not been sufficient change for the Aussie officials to change their minds.
The poor horses are caught in the middle. :(
Yeah, just surprised to see that they haven't figured out a way to get this horse out yet, even if they have to go through another country, SMH.

Re: Retirements 2017

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:51 am
by BaroqueAgain1
Australia has some strict quarantine requirements, IIRC, and it doesn't feel that mainland China has met those requirements. Since Hong Kong started allowing horses from the mainland to ship in, I don't know that any horse who is now at Sha Tin or Happy Valley will be allowed into Australia...no matter what country or countries it goes to now.
I have to say I'm not surprised by the conflict between the different health agencies. It's not like we haven't seen cases where the safety/quality control of China's exports has been lacking, so Australia is probably not comforted by Chinese officials' assurances that no disease is getting through.
The horses who are waiting to ship to Australia will be able to IF China will meet the Aussie requirements, but....when have you ever seen CHINA willing to change their practices to what another country feels is the better/safer standard? :(

Re: Retirements 2017

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:12 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Jeremy Balan‏Verified account @BH_JBalan
Dortmund has been retired, according to owner Kaleem Shah. He is headed to Maryland and will stand at Bonita Farm. Fee TBA.

Re: Retirements 2017

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:41 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
I'd say 'happy retirement, Dortzilla,' but I think I'm going to wait a bit...to make sure this retirement sticks. :P ;)

Re: Retirements 2017

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:42 pm
by Curtis
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I'd say 'happy retirement, Dortzilla,' but I think I'm going to wait a bit...to make sure this retirement sticks. :P ;)
The main difference this time around is that there is a plan to stand him. Shah retains full ownership, but if Dortmund does well......