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Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:58 pm

Glen Hill Farm owner Lavin dies at 97
Leonard Lavin, a successful entrepreneur and the owner of Glen Hill Farm, died Wednesday. He was 97.

A native of Chicago, Lavin graduated from the University of Washington and spent four years in the U.S. Navy before he purchased and reorganized the beauty-care supply manufacturer Alberto-Culver in 1955. The company created products under brands including Alberto VO5, St. Ives, TRESemmé, and Nexxus, among others.

A lifelong horse-racing fan, Lavin bought Glen Hill Farm in Ocala, Fla., in 1966 and developed it into an elite racing and breeding operation both within the state and nationally. More than 80 runners won stakes races under his orange, white, and black colors, and the farm expanded into breeding in 1971.

Lavin’s greatest success on the racetrack came from 1994 Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner One Dreamer, a homebred who upended the race at Churchill Downs at odds of 47-1. Churchill proved to be One Dreamer’s track of choice, having won the Grade 2 Louisville Budweiser Breeders’ Cup Handicap there earlier in the season to account for another of her six career stakes wins.

The Breeders’ Cup score was a particularly sweet return on investment for Lavin, who sponsored a Breeders’ Cup race through Alberto-Culver from 1990 to 2005.

One Dreamer was a daughter of another Glen Hill runner, multiple Grade 3 winner Relaunch, who went on to a successful career as a stallion. Relaunch continues to have a presence as a notable broodmare sire.

Other runners campaigned by Glen Hill Farm include Grade 1 winners Convenience and Marketing Mix; Grade 2 winners Top Rung, Wishing Gate, and Banned; Grade 3 winners Concept Win, Rich in Spirit, and Closeout; and stakes winner Repriced.
More: http://www.drf.com/news/glen-hill-farm- ... in-dies-97
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Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:58 pm

When I worked at the track I worked for the Proctor brothers who trained for Glen Hill Farm. Mr. Lavin came out one summer to Del Mar, at that time I wasn't working but still spent a lot of time hanging around the barn. Mr. Lavin called me the barn mascot LOL. Sad to hear of his passing. He was a nice man.
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Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:19 am

Fall Colors fell at the first fence in race 1 at Saratoga. He was euthanized. The rider was okay.
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Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:27 pm

Oklahoma star Okie Ride collapsed and died after a workout. Condolences to the owners and trainer; sounds like the ten-year-old was a real barn pet. :(
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Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:59 pm

Marshall Plan -- Speightstown o/o Versailles Treaty

Horse: MARSHALL PLAN
Incident: EQUINE DEATH
Racing Type: Thoroughbred
Location/Type: Saratoga Racecourse (NYRA), Saratoga Racecourse; Training
Date: 08/02/2017
Trainer: KIARAN P. MC LAUGHLIN
Jockey/Driver:
Weather:
Marshall Plan-Tr.Kieran McLaughlin-pulled up training-walked off track to barn-vet exam revealed fractured condylar bone-sent to Rood & Riddle for second opinion and determined horse had to be euthanized
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Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:57 am

Indiano wrote:Marshall Plan -- Speightstown o/o Versailles Treaty

Horse: MARSHALL PLAN
Incident: EQUINE DEATH
Racing Type: Thoroughbred
Location/Type: Saratoga Racecourse (NYRA), Saratoga Racecourse; Training
Date: 08/02/2017
Trainer: KIARAN P. MC LAUGHLIN
Jockey/Driver:
Weather:
Marshall Plan-Tr.Kieran McLaughlin-pulled up training-walked off track to barn-vet exam revealed fractured condylar bone-sent to Rood & Riddle for second opinion and determined horse had to be euthanized
:shock:
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Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:01 am

sweettalk wrote:
Indiano wrote:Marshall Plan -- Speightstown o/o Versailles Treaty

Horse: MARSHALL PLAN
Incident: EQUINE DEATH
Racing Type: Thoroughbred
Location/Type: Saratoga Racecourse (NYRA), Saratoga Racecourse; Training
Date: 08/02/2017
Trainer: KIARAN P. MC LAUGHLIN
Jockey/Driver:
Weather:
Marshall Plan-Tr.Kieran McLaughlin-pulled up training-walked off track to barn-vet exam revealed fractured condylar bone-sent to Rood & Riddle for second opinion and determined horse had to be euthanized
:shock:
Horses don't always go immediate lame with condylar fractures.
Overt fracture generally occurs during high-speed training or racing. Horses usually display an acute lameness which may not be evident for 10-15 minutes after cessation of activity due to the high levels of circulating cortisol.


From this article on them here http://www.veterinaryirelandjournal.com ... r_2014.pdf

Assuming the horse was pulled up as a precaution, if the horse wasn't lame, I guess there would be no reason to van them off?
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Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:51 pm

True....but I'll bet Kieran is second-guessing his choice now. It has to be terribly painful for a trainer to know that he could have done something differently, and maybe saved the horse. :(
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Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:14 pm

Permian after the secretariat. fell after the wire with "severely broken leg" :(
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Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:07 pm

Unless we missed another breakdown here it was actually the 5, Gorgeous Kitten with Geroux up. They took Geroux off on a stretcher but announced that he was "sitting up, active, and talking."
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Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:11 pm

Flute wrote:Unless we missed another breakdown here it was actually the 5, Gorgeous Kitten with Geroux up. They took Geroux off on a stretcher but announced that he was "sitting up, active, and talking."
What do you mean? It was definitely Permian who broke down and was euthanized. William Buick was taken off on a stretcher.
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Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:16 pm

Flute wrote:Unless we missed another breakdown here it was actually the 5, Gorgeous Kitten with Geroux up. They took Geroux off on a stretcher but announced that he was "sitting up, active, and talking."
Bloodhorse also reports it as having been Permian.
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Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:23 pm

Catalina wrote:
Flute wrote:Unless we missed another breakdown here it was actually the 5, Gorgeous Kitten with Geroux up. They took Geroux off on a stretcher but announced that he was "sitting up, active, and talking."
Bloodhorse also reports it as having been Permian.
Plus Geroux is riding Oscar Nominated in the Arlington Million right now.
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Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:04 pm

Ok, my bad. We were on the opposite end of the grandstand and someone behind us said it was Geroux! I did then hear them mention him for the Million so that didn't seem right. Not happy that it was anyone :cry:
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Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:30 pm

So sorry for all the connections and fans of the gutsy and popular Permian. FWIW, there's some speculation (on Twitter) that he may have been injured by a kick from Sonic Boom when he got bumped at the start.

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Source says William Buick has fractured T-12 vertabrae. No surgery. Brace. To be kept overnight at hospital. Likely to miss some time.
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Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:39 pm

Catch up post from my Facebook - In Memory of Our Racehorses. Apologies if any were posted previously.

I've copied it straight from my page, so dates are written as day/month.

18/5 - Amazin Secret - Clipped heels, fell, injured at Evangeline (death report with JC)
18/5 - Steamroller - Brokedown, vanned off at Prairie Meadows (death report with JC)
27/5 - You Know Juneau - Collapsed fatally at Penn National
10/6 - Sugar Foot Anne - Brokedown, vanned off at Delaware (death report with JC)
18/6 - Simferopol - Injured, fell at Gulfstream (death report with JC)
27/6 - Stone Cross - Bad step, brokedown at Presque Isle
29/6 - Princess Elsana - Injured, fell at Canterbury Park (death report with JC)
30/6 - Valeski - Injured, fell at Canterbury Park (death report with JC)
3/7 - Salty Gal - Injured, fell at Canterbury Park (death report with JC)
8/7 - Papa Vinny - Brokedown at Laurel (death report with JC)
14/7 - Baytown Princess - Brokedown, fell, euthanized on the track at Belterra Park
14/7 - Cherokee Callie - Pulled up in distress, injured, euthanized on the track at Belterra Park
14/7 - Sidearm - Pulled up, injured right foreleg at Canterbury Park (death report with JC)
15/7 - Midas Dancer - Eased, vanned off at Canterbury Park (death report with JC)
25/7 - Cuadrante - Brokedown left foreleg at Charles Town (death report with JC)
26/7 - Evasive Maneuver - Injured, unseated rider at Thistledown
29/7 - Suddenly Seymour - Hindleg injury, fell at Canterbury Park (death report with JC)
6/8 - Dont Gang Up On Me - Fell, injured at Prairie Meadow (death report with JC)
6/8 - Crushed Ice - Fell over the fallen Dont Gang Up On Me, injured at Prairie Meadow (death report with JC)
10/8 - Cornerback Sack - Clipped heels, fell, injured at Presque Isle (death report with JC)
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Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:00 pm

Ron Gierkink‏ @DRFGierkink
Sad news regarding Calgary Cat, who collapsed and passed away after the G2 Play the King. #woodbine

sheri‏ @gofilly
Rest in Peace Calgary Cat thanks for all the wonderful memories, condolences to connections and all that loved him
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RIP, multiple graded stakes winner and 2014 Sovereign Award winning sprinter.
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Sparrow Castle wrote:Ron Gierkink‏ @DRFGierkink
Sad news regarding Calgary Cat, who collapsed and passed away after the G2 Play the King. #woodbine

sheri‏ @gofilly
Rest in Peace Calgary Cat thanks for all the wonderful memories, condolences to connections and all that loved him
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RIP, multiple graded stakes winner and 2014 Sovereign Award winning sprinter.
OMG this one breaks my heart. I loved him.
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Sparrow Castle wrote:Ron Gierkink‏ @DRFGierkink
Sad news regarding Calgary Cat, who collapsed and passed away after the G2 Play the King. #woodbine

sheri‏ @gofilly
Rest in Peace Calgary Cat thanks for all the wonderful memories, condolences to connections and all that loved him
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RIP, multiple graded stakes winner and 2014 Sovereign Award winning sprinter.
So sorry to hear this news. I saw him win the Kennedy Road Stakes on my last trip to Woodbine, back in November 2014.

RIP Calgary Cat.

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