BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I don't think that would work. It is very hard for riders in the middle of a race to hear the announcer, so saying that the jocks who continued riding were being deliberately disobedient would be very hard for stewards to prove.
"When we were hearing the calls I thought something was coming back at us. Maybe a horse had turned around and was galloping back at us."
We are deeply saddened to report that Holly Hudspeth’s beloved partner Last Monarch died on Friday, April 14. Holly confirmed to EN that “Stewie” a 16-year-old Thoroughbred, contracted a lung infection and after spending a week in an equine hospital with no improvement, the decision was made to end his suffering.
Holly and Stewie partnered in 2006 and she developed him from the Novice to four-star level. They finished 17th in the 2010 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event and were short listed for the U.S. World Equestrian Games Team the same year. Out of 69 events on his USEA record, Stewie has over 60 clear cross country rounds and very few show jumping rails.
“Stewie had the most unique personality,” Holly said. “He was like taming a wild mustang on a daily basis. Yet his bravery on the cross country and carefulness in the show jump arena was unparalleled throughout my career. I appreciate everything Stewie gave me during our time together. He was one of a kind. RIP wild man, you will be missed.”
Baby Zip, the 2005 Broodmare of the Year and dam of grade 1 winners and sires City Zip and Ghostzapper, was euthanized at age 26 due to complications from laminitis, Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Kentucky announced April 20.
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The 3yo Reach the World was euthanized Saturday after suffering an injury in a workout. #santaanita #drf
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:TVG also just relayed the news. That is so sad. I thought the beautifully-bred colt had great potential, and looked forward to his hoped-for Belmont start.
Condolences to all the connections.
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