In memoriam 2018

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ThreeMustangs
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Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:23 pm

Payntermaniac fractured a knee in the Debutante at CD yesterday and was euthanized. Just a baby—may she rest in peace.
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Ballerina
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Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:22 am

Sad news to report from Gail Thayer. Gail says that her 15-year-old flat-runner-turned steeplechaser Steppenwolfer has succumbed to colic. Though he ran only three times over hurdles, the gray son of Aptitude finished third in Barbaro's 2006 Kentucky Derby and fourth in the Belmont Stakes, to Jazil. He also placed in the Arkansas Derby.
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Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:12 pm

Ballerina wrote:Sad news to report from Gail Thayer. Gail says that her 15-year-old flat-runner-turned steeplechaser Steppenwolfer has succumbed to colic. Though he ran only three times over hurdles, the gray son of Aptitude finished third in Barbaro's 2006 Kentucky Derby and fourth in the Belmont Stakes, to Jazil. He also placed in the Arkansas Derby.
So very sad to read this...I remember him well...RIP
May they run with the WIND
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ThreeMustangs
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Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:47 am

The Blame filly Senga, last year’s winner of the Prix de Diane. She was in foal to Galileo.

https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/b ... our/337769
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BaroqueAgain1
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Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:42 pm

I was very happy for Soi Phet's win in the Bertrando, but neither Paulick nor Bloodhorse mentioned in their articles that eight-year-old Magic Mark was eased in the race and vanned back to his barn. He collapsed there and died. :(
There will be a necropsy, and I hope that someone sees fit to publish the results. His trainer, Ron Ellis, had said on TVG that the Benchmark gelding was doing very well preparing for the Bertrando.
Condolences to Ron and all of MM's connections.
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Flanders
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Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:27 pm

Champion trainer John Dunlop has passed away at the age of 78.
https://www.racingpost.com/news/classic ... -78/338096
Catalina
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Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:15 am

The Green Monkey, "late this spring", due to complications from laminitis.

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/bloo ... at-age-14/
katmandu
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Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:22 pm

The crazy fast Takaful was euthanized - from DRF:

"Meanwhile, McLaughlin said that Takaful, the winner of last year’s Grade 1 Vosburgh, was euthanized earlier this year due to an injury suffered following routine surgery. McLaughlin said Takaful underwent surgery on a hock, and when he tried to get up in recovery, he took a bad step and suffered a fracture that proved fatal."
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Sparrow Castle
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Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:01 pm

katmandu wrote:The crazy fast Takaful was euthanized - from DRF:

"Meanwhile, McLaughlin said that Takaful, the winner of last year’s Grade 1 Vosburgh, was euthanized earlier this year due to an injury suffered following routine surgery. McLaughlin said Takaful underwent surgery on a hock, and when he tried to get up in recovery, he took a bad step and suffered a fracture that proved fatal."
Sad to hear this. His debut win really impressed me. "Crazy fast" is right. I put him in my VS, and wondered why he hadn't raced since the Toboggan in January. Thanks for posting.
stark
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Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:50 pm

Sad news again as we mourn the loss of 2001 @nytbreeders Horse of the Year SAY FLORIDA SANDY. 24yo Sandy was hickory, winning $2 million over 98 starts. Much thanks to Hurstland Farm for their loving care. Old Friends Farm photo.
https://twitter.com/Oldfriendsfarm/stat ... 8093853696
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:14 pm

Heartbreaking...

SEQUEL STALLIONS NEW YORK MOURNS THE LOSS OF FAVORITE MARES IN TRAGIC VAN FIRE.
July 17, 2018 is the day that we lost 3 mares and foals in a van that caught on fire on the way from Kentucky to New York. These were not just any mares as they were foremost in our hearts. We send our condolences to all the connections that are sharing in this loss and hope to provide some comfort to them by memorializing these beautiful animals here for us to remember.

LA JAVA and her Constitution Colt owned by Red Diamond Stables

STARSHIP VOODOO and her Macho Uno Colt owned by Starship Stables

SOUTHERN SUNSHINE and her Orb Filly owned by Sequel Thoroughbreds
Their photos are at the link:
http://www.sequelnewyork.com/news-article/tragedy
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Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:08 pm

Oh man that's horrible beyond imagining. Poor mamas and babies... :( :( :(
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Flanders
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Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:53 pm

This article I found from the local area near the accident gives more details. Something I read yesterday said there was an accident that caused the fire but this article says the trailer caught fire while driving.
https://www.centredaily.com/news/local/ ... 93990.html

One mare, Alys, was freed and was hit by a truck but she is alive and recovering at Sequel. A man trying to free the horses also suffered a possible broken leg when being kicked.

The part that really really bothers me was this:
Morris fire noted that “numerous vehicles managed to go around” emergency vehicles that were blocking the roadway, entering the emergency scene at a high rate of speed. “These individuals discovered that PSP does not take kindly to this. Motorist can and will receive stiff penalties for such actions.”
So these jackasses put everyone that was trying to save the horses and put the fire out, in danger. I hope the stiff penalties are revocation of their drivers license because they do not deserve them.
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Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:31 pm

Minor Legend broke down at Laurel on 7/14 and was euthanized.

Amigo and Markeesa broke down at Laurel on 7/15 and were euthanized.
"AND ALYSHEBA AMERICA'S HORSE HAS DONE IT!!!" ~ Tom Durkin 1988 Breeder's Cup Classic
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Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:33 pm

"AND ALYSHEBA AMERICA'S HORSE HAS DONE IT!!!" ~ Tom Durkin 1988 Breeder's Cup Classic
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:50 pm

Victor Espinoza injured, Bobby Abu Dhabi perishes in morning accident at Del Mar
Jockey Victor Espinoza was injured and the stakes-winning sprinter Bobby Abu Dhabi perished in a spill Sunday morning at Del Mar.

Espinoza was working Bobby Abu Dhabi when the horse dropped suddenly and without warning nearing the end of a drill, apparently from a sudden cardiac event.

Espinoza was placed on a backboard and had his neck immobilized by paramedics. He was transferred to a waiting ambulance and was taken to Scripps La Jolla Hospital.

Espinoza appeared able to move his extremities but was complaining of shoulder pain and was grimacing while being loaded into the ambulance.

Bobby Abu Dhabi, 4, was third in the Grade 2 True North Stakes at Belmont Park in his last start on June 8. He won the Grade 2 Kona Gold earlier this year at Santa Anita and also was second in the Grade 1 Triple Bend. He was trained by Peter Miller.
http://live.drf.com/nuggets/43872-victo ... at-del-mar
BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:42 pm

When I tuned into TVG this morning, I caught the tail end of a news piece about Victor from Christina down at Del Mar. She said something like, 'our thoughts and prayers are with Victor,' but I didn't know what had happened. :?
What an awful incident. RIP Bobby, and I hope Victor hasn't suffered any major injuries. :(
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:15 pm

RIP Bobby Abu Dhabi, we will remember you. Condolences to his connections, and get well soon wishes for Victor.
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Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:44 pm

"One horse-laugh is worth ten thousand syllogisms. It is not only more effective; it is also vastly more intelligent." H.L. Mencken
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mariasmon
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Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:06 pm

2018 death reports on file for:

Catboat (dam of It's Tricky)
Country Star
Honey Ryder
Indian Spell (SW, o/o Proud Spell, dam of Dak Attack)
Ponche de Leona (dam of Mucho Macho Man)
Rainbow View
Street Fancy
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