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Re: In memoriam 2018

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:01 pm
by WarBiscuit
[quote="Sparrow Castle"]Paul Espinosa Jr.‏ @BettorCallPaul
Russell Road has passed away, reportedly from colic. RIP to a West Virginia legend, and condolences to his connections.

Damn. Sorry to hear that. Like Ben's Cat, he was truly a local hero and sure had many followers over the years - including me.

RIP Russell Road. You left way too soon young man...

WarBiscuit

Re: In memoriam 2018

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:11 pm
by hadrianmarcus
Losing Russell Road is like a punch in stomach for me. I've probably seen him run (and win) 10+ times. Everybody at
Charles Town loved that horse. The loudest cheer I ever heard at that track was his defeat of Lucy's Bob Boy at the
2015 Confucius Say Stakes on CT Classic Day. When he lead the post parade for the race named in his honor at the
2017 CT Classic Day....he was still the best looking horse on track that day. Such a cool personality and his people
really loved him and took care of him.

Re: In memoriam 2018

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:33 pm
by Prairie Bayou
hadrianmarcus wrote:Losing Russell Road is like a punch in stomach for me. I've probably seen him run (and win) 10+ times. Everybody at
Charles Town loved that horse. The loudest cheer I ever heard at that track was his defeat of Lucy's Bob Boy at the
2015 Confucius Say Stakes on CT Classic Day. When he lead the post parade for the race named in his honor at the
2017 CT Classic Day....he was still the best looking horse on track that day. Such a cool personality and his people
really loved him and took care of him.


Gut wrenching. I loved watching him. Being at the track when he ran was amazing. I remember his retirement celebration like it was yesterday.

Re: In memoriam 2018

PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:32 am
by Izvestia
Aww, how sad. :(
RIP Russell Road

Re: In memoriam 2018

PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:09 pm
by Wanderin Boy
RIP-RR

Re: In memoriam 2018

PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:09 pm
by Miss Woodford
Russell Road was my favorite racehorse. He had so much heart. This is a real punch to the gut.

Re: In memoriam 2018

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:41 pm
by sweettalk
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/PRIV ... jm0HC-f4JI

Private Zone was euthanised. good start, 2018. really goin' for the 'worst year ever' award, aren't we.

Re: In memoriam 2018

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:20 pm
by Sparrow Castle
sweettalk wrote:http://myemail.constantcontact.com/PRIVATE-ZONE-EUTHANIZED.html?soid=1102520673781&aid=Djm0HC-f4JI

Private Zone was euthanised. good start, 2018. really goin' for the 'worst year ever' award, aren't we.

This really bums me out! Watched him run in California and win a stakes on the Derby undercard in 2015, got very fond of him. Rest in Peace, Private Zone.

Re: In memoriam 2018

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:51 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
Like the losses of Ben's Cat and Russell Road, PZ's death isn't just sad. It's terribly unfair.
These guys gave their all for years on the track, were given a well-earned retirement...and then passed away before they had much of a chance to really enjoy some golden years as just pasture pets.
Dammit. :evil:

Re: In memoriam 2018

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:53 pm
by Catalina
RIP, handsome boy. Condolences to his connections and all who loved him.