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Wed May 02, 2018 2:33 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:Claire (Novak) Crosby @BH_CNovak
20m20 minutes ago
Retweeted Paul Miles
Sad news via @Oldfriendsfarm - Winston recently retired there.

Paul Miles @PaulMiles840
BREAKING: Winston, the recently retired @derbymuseum resident horse, has died at the age of 24.
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Winston, Kentucky Derby Museum Ambassador and
Old Friends Retiree, Dies Unexpectedly at 24

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Winston in retirement at Old Friends (Photo: Mary Greene)
... Michael Blowen, founder and president of Old Friends, made the sad announcement of Winston's unexpected passing this morning.

According to Dr. Bryan Waldridge of Park Equine Hospital in Woodford County, where the mini horse was sent after exhibiting symptoms, Winston's sudden death was caused by an infection in his abdominal cavity.

Winston would have turned 25 on May 4.
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Wins ... OjWRvyNX_8
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Thu May 03, 2018 12:49 am

Just catching up with this thread. So sad to see this. Dubai Bob was a favorite of mine :(
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Mon May 07, 2018 4:02 am

Sparrow Castle wrote:Claire (Novak) Crosby @BH_CNovak
20m20 minutes ago
Retweeted Paul Miles
Sad news via @Oldfriendsfarm - Winston recently retired there.

Paul Miles @PaulMiles840
BREAKING: Winston, the recently retired @derbymuseum resident horse, has died at the age of 24.
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I just think he was missing home this is so very heartbreaking -Why move him?? Just let him be at home = LOVE YOU Winston Rest in Peace
May they run with the WIND
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Mon May 07, 2018 4:04 am

mariasmon wrote:There's a 2018 death report on file for G1W Habibti.
OMG - Any details?
May they run with the WIND
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Tue May 08, 2018 4:01 pm

Air France, dam of MGSW Smooth Air and Overdriven, to foaling complications. Her Bernardini colt is doing well and has been placed with a nurse mare.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... qus_thread
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Tue May 08, 2018 10:18 pm

Flanders wrote:Air France, dam of MGSW Smooth Air and Overdriven, to foaling complications. Her Bernardini colt is doing well and has been placed with a nurse mare.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... qus_thread
That's sad. Glad her colt is doing well.
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Tue May 08, 2018 10:19 pm

Arrowfield Stud Verified account @ArrowfieldStud
2h2 hours ago
We are deeply saddened to announce the death overnight of our beloved Champion Sire, Flying Spur (1992-2018).

One of the pillars of Arrowfield, he signs off like the great Australian Sir Donald Bradman on 99 stakeswinners.

#RIP
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Sparrow Castle wrote:Arrowfield Stud Verified account @ArrowfieldStud
2h2 hours ago
We are deeply saddened to announce the death overnight of our beloved Champion Sire, Flying Spur (1992-2018).

One of the pillars of Arrowfield, he signs off like the great Australian Sir Donald Bradman on 99 stakeswinners.

#RIP
Flying Spur Heads to Horse Heaven
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday May 9
Arrowfield Stud have announced via Twitter that their much loved retired champion sire Flying Spur has passed away at age 25.

Twitter - We are deeply saddened to announce the death overnight of our beloved Champion Sire, Flying Spur (1992-2018). One of the pillars of Arrowfield, he signs off like the great Australian Sir Donald Bradman on 99 stakeswinners.

A triple Group I winner that won the 1995 STC Golden Slipper and then the VRC Australian Guineas and AJC All Aged Stakes at three, Flying Spur was bred by Arrowfield Stud and raced in their colours.

He retired to stud in 1996, and served his first season in Victoria, but it was not long before he was back in the Hunter Valley with early horses to put him on the map including All Time High, French Braids, Ponton Flyer and Spurn.

His tally of Group I winners includes last year's Caulfield Cup winner Boom Time, Golden Slipper winner Forensics and outstanding miler Mentality.

Flying Spur has several sire sons at stud including Group I winners Magnus and Casino Prince, who is the sire of All Too Hard.

As a broodmare sire, Flying Spur has been nothing short of sensational siring the dams of 76 stakes-winners including Golden Slipper winner and leading sire Sebring.

One of the very best sons of Danehill (USA), Flying Spur has left a powerful legacy that will see his name remembered for many years to come.

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There must be some sweet pastured place
Where creeks sing on and tall trees grow
Some Paradise where horses go.
For by the love that guides my pen
I know great horses live again."
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Fri May 11, 2018 12:56 pm

Afleet Again, winner of the 2011 Breeders Cup Marathon, died in Korea. He had become a pretty serviceable stallion over there.

http://www.drf.com/news/breeders-cup-ma ... dies-korea
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Fri May 11, 2018 5:31 pm

hadrianmarcus wrote:Afleet Again, winner of the 2011 Breeders Cup Marathon, died in Korea. He had become a pretty serviceable stallion over there.

http://www.drf.com/news/breeders-cup-ma ... dies-korea

Oh no :(
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Sun May 13, 2018 7:12 pm

A goose, in R11 at Gulfstream. Fly free, goosie.

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Mon May 14, 2018 3:58 am

the goose didn't make it? was hoping it was just stunned.
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Mon May 14, 2018 9:29 am

sweettalk wrote:the goose didn't make it? was hoping it was just stunned.
It looked pretty much dead to me. Think it was stepped on. Seriously, it could have caused a bad crash, surprised it wasn't chased off the course.
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Mon May 14, 2018 10:12 am

I think that might be the mate looking on. They do mate for life and must have babies near by. Sad.
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Mon May 14, 2018 11:39 am

Katewerk wrote:A goose, in R11 at Gulfstream. Fly free, goosie.

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That's not a goose. Those are Black Swans. They don't occur in the US naturally.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_swan "Black swans were introduced to various countries as an ornamental bird in the 1800s, but have escaped and formed stable populations."
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Mon May 14, 2018 1:35 pm

PONYRCR wrote:
Katewerk wrote:A goose, in R11 at Gulfstream. Fly free, goosie.

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That's not a goose. Those are Black Swans. They don't occur in the US naturally.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_swan "Black swans were introduced to various countries as an ornamental bird in the 1800s, but have escaped and formed stable populations."
So a true black swan event.

I knew it wasn't a Canada goose, but I'm not an expert on Floridian varieties so trusted the race caller on it.
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Mon May 14, 2018 5:45 pm

Black Swans mate for life, as well. That's probably the mate watching the carnage.
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Mon May 14, 2018 10:21 pm

Ballerina wrote:Black Swans mate for life, as well. That's probably the mate watching the carnage.
Fortunately many bird species that mate for life don't just go and die if they lose their mate, but will take another mate.
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Wed May 16, 2018 4:45 pm

Since there’s a death report now filed, I can now say that Mayo On The Side died from foaling complications and the foal didn’t make it either.
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