In memoriam 2018

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Postby lurkey mclurker » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:08 pm

Absolutely heartbreaking. :((((((((
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Postby Catalina » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:32 am

Fly with the angels, little Emmy. My deepest sympathy to her family.
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Postby Sparrow Castle » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:09 pm

Olin Gentry at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale
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Prominent Horseman Olin Gentry Dies at Age 51
The acorn didn't fall far from the tree when it came to Olin B. Gentry and horsemanship.

The son and grandson of two iconic figures in the Thoroughbred industry, Gentry died June 16 at age 51, one day after he collapsed while attending the Ocala Breeders' Sales June 2-year-olds in training sale in Ocala, Fla.

Gentry is survived by his son, Olin Gentry II, and his life partner, Athena Gentry.

Gentry was the son of the Tom Gentry, an innovative horseman who died in October at age 80 and whose sales techniques ushered in a new era into the yearling sales arena with showmanship and entertainment. He was the grandson of Olin Gentry, who managed Darby Dan Farm, King Ranch, and Gainesway Farm.

"He brought horsemanship expertise par excellence to the partnership," said Tom VanMeter, who had been partners with Gentry in various equine ventures, mostly recently VanMeter/Gentry Sales. "We've been partners on and off in horse deals and other entrepreneur projects for at least 25 years. He was always there. He knew how to look a horse, he knew pedigrees, and he knew how to relate with clients. He was an amazing partner and an amazing horseman.

"He was bred into it," VanMeter said, noting that Gentry began working with his father at an early age. "We have a photo of him showing Terlingua to buyers at the yearling sale when he was 8. The important thing about that photo is that at age 8 his eyes are only on Terlingua's eyes. The sign of a true horseman."

Terlingua, sold to trainer D. Wayne Lukas at the Keeneland July sale and purchased her for $275,000 for the partnership of Barry Beal and L.R. French Jr., was a three-time grade 2 winner who made a lasting contribution to the industry as the dam of leading sire Storm Cat.

Gentry was instrumental in the success of the John R. Gaines Bloodstock in partnership with the former Gainesway Farm owner and then with Thomas R. Gaines operated Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds.


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Postby interco » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:30 pm

George Weaver's Freeze The Account broke down midstretch dueling for lead in Belmont 4th 6/17/18. RIP.
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Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:28 pm

I think I saw that race, and the horse who went wrong tried to keep going, all while struggling to maintain its feet. As it fell, it took down the horse to its inside, throwing that horse into the inside rail.
RIP Freeze the Account, but, with as violent as that two-horse spill was, we are lucky that we didn't lose two horses and/or the two riders who went down hard.
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Postby Sparrow Castle » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:00 pm

From Facebook...

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So sorry to have to tell you all that Driven by Success aka Mikey was put to sleep this morning due to complications of stringhalt. It’s a terrible affliction for a horse, so we are thankful he is free of it now and joining our heavenly herd. Till we meet again Mikey...
Run free my friend
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Postby Flanders » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:12 pm

Radiant Flower died June 19 at age 31. She had produced G3SW Radiant Megan. Not noted in the brief article, her dam was a full sister to Vaguely Noble.
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Postby Sparrow Castle » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:47 pm

Graded Stakes Winner Untrapped Euthanized
Graded stakes winner Untrapped, a starter in the 2017 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), was euthanized June 25 due to the onset of laminitis, owner Michael Langford confirmed the following day.

The winner of last year's Oklahoma Derby (G3), Untrapped most recently finished in a dead-heat for second with One Liner behind Irish War Cry in the May 18 Pimlico Special Stakes (G3). Langford said the 4-year-old son of Trappe Shot was sent to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital after suffering a bout of colic about 10 days ago, and developed laminitis as a further complication.

"He was at Rood & Riddle for about five days, then he was released from the clinic and went to Becky Maker's farm (equine rehab facility in Versailles, Ky.) and they called me yesterday and said the vet would be calling me that Untrapped was trying to founder," Langford said June 26. "By the time the vet called me, he had gotten in pretty bad shape. They just said with what all had happened to him with the colic and stuff, he would not have a very good success rate of recovering. It would be a painful process. So I told the vet, let's do the right thing.

"It was just kind of a bad deal. I didn't want him to suffer, no one did. I think we absolutely did the right thing, but I hate it for him."

Trained by Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen, Untrapped was one of the more quietly consistent performers in last year's sophomore class. The dark bay colt broke his maiden second time out at Churchill Downs in November 2016, then posted runner-up efforts in both the Lecomte Stakes (G3) and Risen Star Stakes (G2) in his first pair of outings during his 3-year-old season. After running third in the Rebel Stakes (G2) and sixth in the Arkansas Derby (G1), he became the first Kentucky Derby starter for Langford, and finished 12th in the classic.
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Postby Izvestia » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:26 pm

RIP handsome boy
I’m super bummed out about Untrapped’s passing, he was fun to cheer for.
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Re: In memoriam 2018

Postby TapitsGal » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:44 pm

I read on the bloodhorse comments section that Repent died at Paradise Farms in Trinidad due to a heart condition
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