In memoriam 2017

lurkey mclurker
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Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:54 pm

Another of the legends. Rest peacefully, sir. :(
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Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:55 pm

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Sparrow Castle
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Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:13 am

RIP Jack, you were one-of-kind, "a horseman's horseman, a trainer's trainer."

2017 Statistics
Starts: 269
Starters: 66
Starts Per Starter: 4.08
Firsts: 42
Seconds: 40
Thirds: 25
Earnings: $1,223,503
Avg. Earnings Per Start: $4,548
Avg. Earnings Per Starter: $18,538

Career Statistics:
Starts: 41,164
Firsts: 6,523
Seconds: 5,556
Thirds: 4,962
Earnings: $85,925,482
Avg. Earnings Per Start: $2,087

From the SI Vault, April 25, 1988:
Oh, Give Me A Phone...
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Sparrow Castle
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Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:20 am

Out of an old Pin Oak female family line. Some of my favorite horses came out of that line. Service Stripe's dam was Wedding Picture (Blushing Groom). Wedding Picture's dam, Strike a Pose (Iron Ruler) also produced Strike a Balance (Green Dancer) the dam of Peaks and Valleys. Strike a Balance also produced Alternate (Seattle Slew), the dam of Alternation (current Pin Oak stallion). Wedding Picture also produced Wedding Vow (Nijinsky) the dam of Broken Vow (current Pin Oak stallion), as well as Constant Companion (Relaunch) the dam of Forever Together. (LOL, I think I got the relationships straight.) Now I'm following some of their babies.
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Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:22 am

It was posted elsewhere that, Archipenko, had passed but here is a nice write up about how important he was to his owner.
http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/ar ... ngs-heart/
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Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:42 pm

Poor babies- sounds like the smoke make them go to sleep- about 40 minutes from me. R. I. P.
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Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:23 pm

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Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:34 am

RIP Nichols Canyon, RIP.
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Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:49 pm

Time in Motion, a $650,000 firster by Uncle Mo x Flirting with Fate, pulled up in the 7th (MSW) at Gulfstream and was reportedly euthanized. :( He was a half-brother to Dancing With Fate (or maybe it was Dances With Fate?) who suffered a fatal training injury to end a fine career. RIP youngster.
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Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:44 pm

Aww. :(
I was watching the race, but missed it when he was pulled up. The TVG guys had talked about his pedigree, his auction price and what a good-looking colt he was, so they really noticed when he was eased.
I didn't hear about his loss during their racing coverage...maybe the colt was vanned back to his barn and then diagnosed with an untreatable injury?
What a shame.
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:31 am

It was reported on TVG via someone trackside. The pull-up looked bad. It seems even tougher when it's a "baby" who didn't have the chance to run and compete as his nature told him to.
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:09 am

Diver52 wrote:Time in Motion, a $650,000 firster by Uncle Mo x Flirting with Fate, pulled up in the 7th (MSW) at Gulfstream and was reportedly euthanized. :( He was a half-brother to Dancing With Fate (or maybe it was Dances With Fate?) who suffered a fatal training injury to end a fine career. RIP youngster.
The half brother you are thinking of was Dance with Fate by Two Step Salsa. May they both RIP.
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:37 pm

Favoured Speighgal (2014 f) at Gulfstream today in the Tropical Park Oaks.
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Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:04 am

Katewerk wrote:Favoured Speighgal (2014 f) at Gulfstream today in the Tropical Park Oaks.
How horrible, I was not at the track today but was reading the results on Bloodhorse and noticed Bernadiva, Speighal wasn't listed in the results. Good that I've seen this before watching the replay (now I'll skip it). That makes 1 death yesterday and 1 today at GP - I'm glad I haven't been there.
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Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:40 pm

Barbara Livingston video via DRF - tribute to some of the horses lost in 2017

http://www.drf.com/in-memoriam-2017
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Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:07 pm

mariasmon wrote:MG1W It's Tricky (dam of the promising Enticed) apparently died this year and produced a dead foal, as well.
I don't know how I missed this, and I only found out while watching Barbara Livingston's 2017 In Memoriam, so I am fairly crushed right now. She was a huge favourite of mine and I am surprised this didn't make any headlines whatsoever.
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Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:17 pm

Life At Zen wrote:
mariasmon wrote:MG1W It's Tricky (dam of the promising Enticed) apparently died this year and produced a dead foal, as well.
I don't know how I missed this, and I only found out while watching Barbara Livingston's 2017 In Memoriam, so I am fairly crushed right now. She was a huge favourite of mine and I am surprised this didn't make any headlines whatsoever.
I don't think they released the information and mariasmon found it when searching for either 2017 foals or who mares were bred to for 2018.
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Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:56 pm

Wow- Red Scamper- was just talking about him the other day. I used to win money on him and Iron Gavel on the Nyra circuit when they were running

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Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:02 pm

Flanders wrote:
Life At Zen wrote:
mariasmon wrote:MG1W It's Tricky (dam of the promising Enticed) apparently died this year and produced a dead foal, as well.
I don't know how I missed this, and I only found out while watching Barbara Livingston's 2017 In Memoriam, so I am fairly crushed right now. She was a huge favourite of mine and I am surprised this didn't make any headlines whatsoever.
I don't think they released the information and mariasmon found it when searching for either 2017 foals or who mares were bred to for 2018.
Pretty much. Someone on another forum asked me about her specifically after Enticed won the Kentucky Jockey Club and I found the info then.
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Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:36 am

Easily the most gut wrenching part of the slideshow was seeing Bens Cat and Effinex...was like reliving the news they passed all over again. And also the babies..
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