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Illinois Derby winner Distilled dies in Korea
Distilled, a Grade 2 winner in the U.S. and pensioned sire residing in Korea, died on Jan. 10. He was 20.

The son of Hennessy was bred in Kentucky by Craig Singer, was acquired by owner Dogwood Stable, and placed in the barn of trainer Todd Pletcher. He spent his 2-year-old campaign in New York, and broke his maiden at Aqueduct in his fourth start.

Distilled was moved to Gulfstream Park to begin his sophomore campaign. Racing in the allowance ranks, he ran second to eventual Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos. A front-runner, Distilled won an allowance in mid-March, and was sent to Sportsman’s Park for the Grade 2 Illinois Derby, where he led at every point of call to win by 1 ¾ lengths.

The colt was placed on the Triple Crown trail after his Illinois Derby win, but that was derailed in his next start, when he was pulled up in the Grade 2 Lexington Stakes at Keeneland with a suspensory injury. He returned after an 11-month layoff to race once as a 4-year-old at Gulfstream Park, finishing an even third in an optional claimer.

Distilled retired with three wins in 12 starts for earnings of $378,410. He was exported to Korea after his retirement and stood his first season in 2003.
http://www.drf.com/news/illinois-derby- ... dies-korea
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Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:46 pm

Rest in peace, Dan Perlsweig.

Barbara Livingston @DRFLivingston
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Barbara Livingston Retweeted Barbara Livingston
Goodbye, Danny... He was always so generous in every way. I’ll always be grateful to him for much, including this so-memorable day....

Barbara Livingston‏ @DRFLivingston
If I live forever, this will remain one of my favorite photos, days, stories, memories, honors. 86-year-old Dan Perlsweig visiting his old trainee, champion LORD AVIE, when Lord Avie was 34.
In 2012, at Blue Ridge Farm, Virginia.
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Trainer Dan Perlsweig Dead at 91
Dan Perlsweig, the trainer of 1981 GI Florida Derby winner and 1980 2-year-old champion Lord Avie, passed away Tuesday due to complications related to old age. He was 91.
http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/tr ... ead-at-91/
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Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:16 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:Rest in peace, Dan Perlsweig.

Barbara Livingston @DRFLivingston
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Barbara Livingston Retweeted Barbara Livingston
Goodbye, Danny... He was always so generous in every way. I’ll always be grateful to him for much, including this so-memorable day....

Barbara Livingston‏ @DRFLivingston
If I live forever, this will remain one of my favorite photos, days, stories, memories, honors. 86-year-old Dan Perlsweig visiting his old trainee, champion LORD AVIE, when Lord Avie was 34.
In 2012, at Blue Ridge Farm, Virginia.
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http://www.drf.com/news/lifelong-bond-f ... n-champion

Trainer Dan Perlsweig Dead at 91
Dan Perlsweig, the trainer of 1981 GI Florida Derby winner and 1980 2-year-old champion Lord Avie, passed away Tuesday due to complications related to old age. He was 91.
http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/tr ... ead-at-91/
A beautiful and touching photo of two great souls. May they never part again.

RIP Mr. Perlsweig.

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Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:57 pm

Sweet picture! May they both RIP.
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Gutted for Silverado Mist. She was sassy and opinionated. She didn’t love to have her blanket put on & she hated to be behind other horses on the tow ring. As much personality in a little body as you could have but sweet enough to let Olivia ride her around. RIP Misty.
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Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:30 am

No mention about what happens to the track now...

John Brunetti, owner of Hialeah Park, dies at 87
John Brunetti, the South Florida real-estate mogul and horse owner who has owned Hialeah Park for the past 40 years, died on Friday at his Florida home in Boca Raton, according to friends of the family. Brunetti, 87, had recently had a cancerous lung removed and had been in failing health for several weeks.

Brunetti, who bred and raced horses under the Red Oak Stable name, most recently visited Hialeah two weeks ago, when a street bordering the track was renamed for him, according to Randall Soth, the general manager of the track. Brunetti had the lung removed this summer, according to the Miami Herald, and told a reporter in December that he was “rounding third base and headed for home.”

The son of a real-estate developer who immigrated to New York from Italy, Brunetti purchased Hialeah Park in 1977, adding the track to his own burgeoning real-estate development business. Over the next 40 years, the fortunes of the historic track, widely considered to be one of the most beautiful racing facilities in the world, would rise and fall along fault lines that were exposed by the deregulation of racing dates in South Florida nearly 20 years ago and the expansion of gambling in the Sunshine State.

Throughout the first two decades of Brunetti’s ownership, Hialeah and Gulfstream fought over control of the prime winter dates on the South Florida racing circuit, with Gulfstream steadily gaining ground on what were considered the prime, middle, dates, despite Hialeah’s long history as the preferred winter destination for Northern racing stables. In 2001, the state racing commission decided it would no longer approve racing dates, and after a final season of late-winter dates, Brunetti closed the track.
http://www.drf.com/news/john-brunetti-o ... rk-dies-87

A little more info here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/article203138174.html
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Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:49 pm

What a nice gesture!
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Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:59 pm

Yes, that is nice to see! "A Man Who Made a Difference" says a lot about one's life.
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:06 pm

Mourinho suffered a fatal injury in Santa Anita workout this morning; broke sesamoids, per Baffert http://bit.ly/2FNGG6a

And thus it begins. There is so much sadness mixed in with the happy time. Condolences to everyone connected with Mourinho.

http://live.drf.com/nuggets/41016-mouri ... er-baffert
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:11 pm

River Angel

Not sure exactly what happened but she was retired. I was made know of her passing by someone who worked with her.
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:10 pm

Ballerina wrote:Mourinho suffered a fatal injury in Santa Anita workout this morning; broke sesamoids, per Baffert http://bit.ly/2FNGG6a

And thus it begins. There is so much sadness mixed in with the happy time. Condolences to everyone connected with Mourinho.

http://live.drf.com/nuggets/41016-mouri ... er-baffert
Sad news RIP
BTW why didn't they try to save him? I guess he wasn't valuable as a stallion
Poor animals,they got to run for the money or they are disposable.
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:21 pm

Raven wrote:
Ballerina wrote:Mourinho suffered a fatal injury in Santa Anita workout this morning; broke sesamoids, per Baffert http://bit.ly/2FNGG6a

And thus it begins. There is so much sadness mixed in with the happy time. Condolences to everyone connected with Mourinho.

http://live.drf.com/nuggets/41016-mouri ... er-baffert
Sad news RIP
BTW why didn't they try to save him? I guess he wasn't valuable as a stallion
Poor animals,they got to run for the money or they are disposable.
The severity of the injury may have made it impossible to save him.
Just because you can do surgery doesn't mean its always the right thing to do. Sometimes its far kinder to just release them from the pain.
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:23 pm

Broken sesamoids aren't easy to fix. Complicated and small, they're hard to piece back together. It's also possible that severe injury in that area can cut off circulation to the foot...and no blood circulation means a dead hoof. No hoof, no hope for recovery. :(
I Googled Sesamoid Injury and this page has a ton of photos and articles, if you want to dive in.
https://www.google.com/search?q=x-ray+o ... =firefox-b
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Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:09 am

Mula Gula died on March 3rd.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... dies-at-22
He was Lil E. Tee's best runner.
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Raven wrote:
Ballerina wrote:Mourinho suffered a fatal injury in Santa Anita workout this morning; broke sesamoids, per Baffert http://bit.ly/2FNGG6a

And thus it begins. There is so much sadness mixed in with the happy time. Condolences to everyone connected with Mourinho.

http://live.drf.com/nuggets/41016-mouri ... er-baffert
Sad news RIP
BTW why didn't they try to save him? I guess he wasn't valuable as a stallion
Poor animals,they got to run for the money or they are disposable.
Not at all the case here.
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Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:17 am

I stand corrected
my apologies to the connections
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Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:26 am

"We are sad to report the loss of the Mineshaft mare, It's Tricky, she passed away due to complications of foaling, she left us with Gotham Stakes winner, Enticed, who will continue her legacy on the track, Acorn Stakes winner, It's Tricky..."

She had been bred to Pioneer of the Nile. Foal did not survive either.
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Ballerina wrote:"We are sad to report the loss of the Mineshaft mare, It's Tricky, she passed away due to complications of foaling, she left us with Gotham Stakes winner, Enticed, who will continue her legacy on the track, Acorn Stakes winner, It's Tricky..."
She was in Barbara Livingston's In Memoriam video for 2017 and mariasmon posted she had passed sometime before that(she saw it on another forum I think).

Its weird that this Bloodhorse article said, "It's Tricky had only one other foal before she tragically died from the complications of laminitis in 2017"
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ide-legacy
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