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In memoriam 2017

PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:51 am
by TapitsGal
New year sad that we must have this new thread

Re: In memoriam 2017

PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:46 pm
by PONYRCR
*following*

Re: In memoriam 2017

PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:31 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Hate putting a post here on the first day of 2017.

Matt Dinerman ‏@3coltshandicap
Tap It In, a 10 YO who hadn't run in 3 yrs, was just euthanized after taking a bad step. This is heartbreaking to see. Sorry for sad update.

http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=8065511&registry=T&rbt=TB

Re: In memoriam 2017

PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:53 pm
by WarBiscuit
Sparrow Castle wrote:Hate putting a post here on the first day of 2017.

Matt Dinerman ‏@3coltshandicap
Tap It In, a 10 YO who hadn't run in 3 yrs, was just euthanized after taking a bad step. This is heartbreaking to see. Sorry for sad update.

http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=8065511&registry=T&rbt=TB


I just put him in the War Horse database this morning :( . Not a pleasant way to start the new year. A Jay Em Ess horse at one time...

RIP Tap It In.

WarBiscuit

Re: In memoriam 2017

PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:58 pm
by BlindLucky
Sparrow Castle wrote:Hate putting a post here on the first day of 2017.

Matt Dinerman ‏@3coltshandicap
Tap It In, a 10 YO who hadn't run in 3 yrs, was just euthanized after taking a bad step. This is heartbreaking to see. Sorry for sad update.

http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=8065511&registry=T&rbt=TB

Surprised Golden Gate let him start. A 10 year old who hasn't raced in 3 years with only 3 official works in the last 60 days? I guess that must just meet their bare-bones requirements.

Re: In memoriam 2017

PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:20 am
by Catalina
Sure makes you wonder about the connections. RIP Tap It In, you deserved far, far better.

Re: In memoriam 2017

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:16 am
by Sparrow Castle
Huge loss...

Country Life Farm Patriarch sic Mary Jo Pons Dies at 87
Mary Jo Pons, matriarch of Maryland's Country Life Farm and a driving force behind the Radio Reading Network of Maryland, died of natural causes on Monday evening, Jan. 1 at Bright View Assisted Living in Bel Air, Md. She was 87.

At her home on the farm, Pons cared for her ailing in-laws, raised five children, and became famous for her gracious Preakness Stakes (G1) parties, held on the Thursday before the Pimlico Race Course classic each year.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/218765/country-life-farm-patriarch-mary-jo-pons-dies-at-87

Re: In memoriam 2017

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:26 am
by TapitsGal
It should be a crime to let owners and trainers enter a horse to race after being off for three or four years.RIP Tap It In

Re: In memoriam 2017

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:56 pm
by PONYRCR
TapitsGal wrote:It should be a crime to let owners and trainers enter a horse to race after being off for three or four years.RIP Tap It In


Dubai Bob was off from June 2013 until Nov 2016, came back at age 6 (granted it's not age 10) and is unbeaten in his two races since his return. He just won on the 1st at Gulfstream.

Re: In memoriam 2017

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:05 pm
by Catalina
PONYRCR wrote:
TapitsGal wrote:It should be a crime to let owners and trainers enter a horse to race after being off for three or four years.RIP Tap It In


Dubai Bob was off from June 2013 until Nov 2016, came back at age 6 (granted it's not age 10) and is unbeaten in his two races since his return. He just won on the 1st at Gulfstream.


Just because there's one (or maybe even a few more than one), there's a lot more horses that broke down in their first few races after such an ill-advised return. The question that invariably pops up in my brain is whether the connections are just plain greedy, or does it become a toss up between plain greed and grudging the horse the upkeep?