In memoriam 2017

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Postby Flanders » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:57 pm

Lusory, 4yo colt (Shamadral - Playful Act, by Sadler's Wells) died sometime in 2017 according to his Racingpost page.
He was the last foal out of Champion, G1SW Playful Act, who sold for a then World Record broodmare price of $10.5 million in 2007.
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Postby mariasmon » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:57 pm

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Re: In memoriam 2017

Postby stark » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:13 pm

Alicia Wincze Hughes‏

Terrible news to pass on as @LanesEndFarms announces that City Zip has been euthanized at age 19 due to chronic foot problems.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Re: In memoriam 2017

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:18 pm

That's a big loss, as City Zip was one of those slightly under-the-radar stallions who could sire top runners for every surface and any distance. :(
Is there a really good son of his at stud who will carry his line on?
ETA: I looked up his Stallion Register page and so many of his best runners have been mares or geldings. One nice colt still racing is Collected...and I suspect that his value just went up.
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Re: In memoriam 2017

Postby Sparrow Castle » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:29 pm

Sad to hear about City Zip. We always take note when one of his babies show up in races here. Off the top of my head, I suppose maybe Palace or Run Away and Hide or a sire like Majestic City can step up and carry on his sire line. They'll have to do it the hard way though, just like papa did.
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Re: In memoriam 2017

Postby interco » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:03 pm

City Zip gave us some great racing memories in the summer of 2000 going on a nice run in NY.
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Re: In memoriam 2017

Postby aethervox » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:58 pm

There's a 2017 death report filed with the Jockey Club for Pike Place Dancer, winner of the 1996 Kentucky Oaks. I haven't seen any articles about it, though.
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Postby Still on the Farm » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:10 am

Was watching the Saratoga main track on NYRA's Roku channel when 2yo Howard Beach went down in the stretch while breezing. He was euthanized on the track and I'm wondering too about the rider's condition. He was obscured by the railing but I'm pretty sure left in an ambulance.
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Re: In memoriam 2017

Postby Sparrow Castle » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:28 pm

Breeder, Actor, Playwright Sam Shepard Dead at 73
Sam Shepard, a playwright, actor, musician, director, screenwriter, and author who also bred Thoroughbreds, died July 27 at his Totier Creek Farm near Midway, Ky., of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease). He was 73.

Shepard grew up around horses in Southern California, working at various farms in the area and serving as a hotwalker at Santa Anita Park. He gave up the horses after stints of rodeoing, team-roping, and bareback riding, for a typewriter. His play "Buried Child" won him a Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1979. He wrote a dozen of produced plays and was nominated for two Tony Awards and 11 Obie Awards. As an actor, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting role in "The Right Stuff."

Shepard was also a musican of note, co-writing "Brownsville Girl" with Bob Dylan and playing with the 1960s band Holy Modal Rounders, with whom he continued to perform for decades.

He bought his first Thoroughbred in 1987, a half-sister to Carol's Christmas named River Chant. Shepard bred Nile Chant out of River Chant, and Nile Chant went on to produce the Shepard-bred stakes winner Ornate.

Under his Totier Creek banner, Shepard bred multiple stakes winner Two Trail Sioux, who took the 2005 Fleur de Lis Handicap (G2) and that year’s Bayakoa Stakes; and China, who won the Bonapaw Stakes.
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Re: In memoriam 2017

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:56 am

California breeders took another hit today, as f*@&ing laminitis has claimed one of its most dependable stallions.
California Sire Decarchy Euthanized
Steadily producing California sire Decarchy was euthanized late last week due to complications from laminitis.
The 20-year-old son of Distant View hailed from one of Thoroughbred industry's most successful mares—Toussaud, who was also the dam of elite runners and producers Empire Maker, Chester House, Chiselling, and Honest Lady.
"He was a blue-collar horse, but with his runners, you always got a check," said Tom Hudson with Magali Farms, where Decarchy stood his entire stallion career.

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