In memoriam 2017

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Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:12 am

RIP Lost Note (b.c. '13) 1/22/17 Aqu1
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Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:57 am

Catalina wrote:
BlindLucky wrote:
neighhey wrote:Copingaway was euthanized due to injuries sustained after clipping heels and going down in the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes at Gulfstream today.
This was his first start as a 4-year-old--and bless his heart, his 29th start overall (he ran 19 times last year)--where he was completely thrown in over his head. He was a vet scratch from a race at the end of November, only had one 4F workout in the last 60 days (December 15), and was thrown into a Grade 2 when he hadn't hit the board in the last two listed stakes he was entered in.

I realize that this was an accident, he clipped heels and went down, but he was 133-1 for a reason when thrown in so far over his head in this race. The horse raced sometimes once per week for a month or more at a time last year, and I just hate seeing his story end this way.
So do I, BL. :cry: Whatever were they thinking? That he should be good for at least a $2,000 payday?
THIS just breaks my heart RIP Copingaway
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Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:21 pm

Kristi Q at AQU yesterday (1/22)

"Flipped over and hit her head and died while walking up the ramp that leads to the track before the 9th race"
Formally ELPHIE!
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Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:20 am

Per the NYS database

1/16 - Fortune Faded-Tr. Dominic Giglio-12 yo retired racehorse/pony-euthanized for chronic severe laminitis

1/17 - Upside Brown-Tr. Gary Sciacca-fx RF leg while breezing-ambulanced to Ruffian clinic-xrays confirmed fx RF leg-euthanized

1/22 - Charming Vicky-Tr. Randi Persaud-pulled up at wire galloping on inner dirt-splint applied-ambulanced to barn-X-rays revealed fx RF sesamoids-euthanized-investigation continues

1/27 - Jules-Tr. Patrick Quick-11 yo retired racehorse used as pony-dx w/ squamous cell carconoma-devoloped secondary complications-euthanized

1/27 - Yankee Tales-Tr. Mark Hennig-injured breezing-unseated rider & ran loose caught on horse path-fx LF sesamoids-euthanized
Formally ELPHIE!
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Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:42 pm

Many Clouds

http://www.racinguk.com/news/article/48 ... tenham-win

That horse looked absolutely exhausted as he was crossing the finish line too :( RIP Many Clouds.
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Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:40 pm

CoronadosQuest wrote:Many Clouds

http://www.racinguk.com/news/article/48 ... tenham-win

That horse looked absolutely exhausted as he was crossing the finish line too :( RIP Many Clouds.
Next to the Pegasus, this is the race I was really looking forward to watching today...really puts a damper on a great day of racing. RIP Many Clouds, you always gave your all.
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Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:04 pm

RIP Many Clouds.
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Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:07 pm

Sucks we've lost so many and we're only a month into 2017.... but to lose many clouds so tragically and unexpectedly?at such a young age and after such a nail biting performance against Thistlecrack? REALLY sucks RIP Many Clouds
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Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:34 pm

Horse racing made it onto the lead page of Yahoo News...but it wasn't about the Pegasus. It was about the death of Many Clouds.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/m ... 9a363aaf6c

Sigh. :(
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Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:35 pm

Whiskey Wizard, was going to the post yesterday at Gulfstream Park when he reared and flipped over hitting his head. He was euthanized due to several severe skull fractures.
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Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:29 pm

There were protestors at Gulfstream today at the entrance, have never seen that before. One had a sign saying '43 horses died at this track last year' - as a somewhat regular I found that stunning, any way to find out the accuracy?
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Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:41 pm

Whatever the actual figure, those protesters don't give a @&$# about horses. Rest assured of that.
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Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:54 pm

Delamont wrote:Whatever the actual figure, those protesters don't give a @&$# about horses. Rest assured of that.
While I realize that, that many dead horses might qualify it as a blood sport.
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Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:05 am

If '43 horses died at this track last year,' then I'd hope that the rest of us...from owners to fans...would definitely give a @&$#. :(
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Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:18 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:If '43 horses died at this track last year,' then I'd hope that the rest of us...from owners to fans...would definitely give a @&$#. :(
That would be good, but - do you really figure a whole lot of people give a @&$# that 39 died at Belmont last year?
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Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:25 am

Catalina wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:If '43 horses died at this track last year,' then I'd hope that the rest of us...from owners to fans...would definitely give a @&$#. :(
That would be good, but - do you really figure a whole lot of people give a @&$# that 39 died at Belmont last year?
I do, that seems an awful lot, given New York tracks these things I think, is that an improvement, worsening or an anomaly? It really does make it hard to love this sport.
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Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:33 am

The racing industry better care. Public perception matters, or in its attempt to reach more potential fans (ie: consumers) NBC probably wouldn't have been offering all the pretty fluff to go with the racing today.
If the numbers from PETA are false, then perhaps Gulfstream needs to make a very public statement to rebut their 'fake news.'
Unfortunately, horse deaths on the track make the news. As I posted earlier in this thread, Many Clouds' death at Cheltenham today made the front page of my Yahoo News. Arrogate's win in the $12 million Pegasus didn't.
sigh. :(
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Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:37 am

firehorse wrote:
Catalina wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:If '43 horses died at this track last year,' then I'd hope that the rest of us...from owners to fans...would definitely give a @&$#. :(
That would be good, but - do you really figure a whole lot of people give a @&$# that 39 died at Belmont last year?
I do, that seems an awful lot, given New York tracks these things I think, is that an improvement, worsening or an anomaly? It really does make it hard to love this sport.
https://breakdown.gaming.ny.gov/ Here's the link.

Presumably there would be a correlation with the number of days of racing over the course of the calendar year, the field size, etc.
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Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:59 am

There's a website called "Horse Racing Wrongs" that updates the deaths by date and track, and he is in the process of updating the 2016 deaths by state, and the causes of the deaths. The numbers are pretty staggering, sadly.
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Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:53 pm

I'd actually like to see mortality comparisons with pleasure horses or even "pasture ornaments.". Horses can hurt themselves iin so many ways without human " help.". And at least horses at the track or in training receive good nutrition and preventive care. (I do realize that PETA would disapprove of "pleasure horses," too.)
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