Retirements 2018

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Sparrow Castle
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Mon May 07, 2018 5:39 pm

Mo Town injured, retired; Get Jets also retired
The Grade 1 winner MO TOWN suffered an injury while training last week and has been retired, trainer Tony Dutrow said Monday.

Mo Town, who won the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby last November at Del Mar, was diagnosed with a torn suspensory ligament in his left foreleg following a routine gallop over the Belmont main track.

“It’s a loss to all involved and to the sport that we didn’t get to see a proven horse race any further,” said Dutrow, whose Team D Stable owned the horse in partnership with the Coolmore connections of Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith.

Mo Town, a son of Uncle Mo, won the Grade 2 Remsen on dirt in the fall of 2016. After losing his next four starts on dirt, Mo Town was moved to the turf last October winning an allowance race at Belmont. That was his springboard to success in the Hollywood Derby, a race he won by a length.

In one start this year, Mo Town finished third in the Danger’s Hour Stakes at Aqueduct. Dutrow was using that race as a steppingstone to Saturday’s Grade 1, $700,000 Man O’ War.

Mo Town retires with a record 4-1-2 from 10 starts and earnings of $519,600. He will be shipped this week to Ashford Stud in Kentucky where he will stand stud next year.

“I have to be happy at this point with what he accomplished and I have to be happy the horse is fine,” Dutrow said.

Dutrow also reported that GET JETS, his 5-year-old New York stakes winning son of Scat Daddy, has also been retired.

“I can’t get him to train,” Dutrow said. “I’m trying to find a stallion home for him.”

Like Mo Town, Get Jets won stakes on turf and dirt At 2, he won the Sleepy Hollow on dirt. Last year, Get Jets won the Ashley T. Cole and West Point on turf.

Get Jets retires with a record of 6-3-1 from 12 starts and earned $545,850.
http://live.drf.com/nuggets/42384-mo-to ... so-retired
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Wed May 09, 2018 4:53 pm

John G. Dooley @JohnGDooley
1h1 hour ago
Trainer @_MichelleLovell announcing today Cal-bred Woodmans Luck has officially been retired. A fan favorite with 13 career wins from @santaanitapark to @ChurchillDowns to the final race run @Betfair Hollywood Park in 2013. That’s a wrap. Happy retirement Woody!
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Tue May 15, 2018 1:05 am

Breeders' Cup heroine Wuheida retired after old injuries flare up
Wuheida, winner of the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf last season, has been retired following the recurrence of old injuries.

Charlie Appleby's four-year-old looked as good as ever on her seasonal return at Newmarket's Guineas meeting earlier this month when running away with the Group 2 Dahlia Stakes, but it was revealed on Monday it was her final racecourse start.

The trainer said: "It's unfortunate, but she has a few niggling injury worries that have resurfaced in the past few days, and after discussing it with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed we have decided to retire her."

Victorious in four of her eight starts, including another top-level success in the Prix Marcel Boussac as a juvenile, Wuheida will now start a career as a broodmare.

Appleby added: "I am pleased she went out on a high with such an emphatic win at Newmarket. She was a very talented filly on the racecourse. She will go to stud, and Godolphin look forward to seeing her progeny in due course."
https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/ ... y-s/331327

Other news in this article:

- Juddmonte reported that promising 3yo filly Contingent (Frankel-Proportional) suffered a fatal injury on the gallops Friday.

- John Magnier's Modigliani masterpiece, estimated to be worth $150m+, will be/was auctioned at Sotheby's in New York.
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The Modigliani painting sold for $157.2M. That’ll buy a yearling or two.
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Carrie Brogden @MachmerHall
12m12 minutes ago
Carrie Brogden Retweeted Watercress Farm
many many thanks for reaching out! so so glad it all worked out and his trainer, Eddie was very gracious in selling him at his return price and I hope more breeders and trainers are inspired to do the same thing. #rightthing #letsmakethisright

Watercress Farm @WatercressKY
Excited to report our NY Bred star and winner of 650k, Good Luck Gus, is back at Watercress. Thanks to @KYFan2 and @MachmerHall for their help bringing Gus back home! We are glad we can give Gus the second career he deserves!
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Sparrow Castle wrote:Carrie Brogden @MachmerHall
12m12 minutes ago
Carrie Brogden Retweeted Watercress Farm
many many thanks for reaching out! so so glad it all worked out and his trainer, Eddie was very gracious in selling him at his return price and I hope more breeders and trainers are inspired to do the same thing. #rightthing #letsmakethisright

Watercress Farm @WatercressKY
Excited to report our NY Bred star and winner of 650k, Good Luck Gus, is back at Watercress. Thanks to @KYFan2 and @MachmerHall for their help bringing Gus back home! We are glad we can give Gus the second career he deserves!
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Excellent and thank you for posting this! I've been following this guy for ages so it's good to see he is back "home".
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peeptoad wrote:
Sparrow Castle wrote:Carrie Brogden @MachmerHall
12m12 minutes ago
Carrie Brogden Retweeted Watercress Farm
many many thanks for reaching out! so so glad it all worked out and his trainer, Eddie was very gracious in selling him at his return price and I hope more breeders and trainers are inspired to do the same thing. #rightthing #letsmakethisright

Watercress Farm @WatercressKY
Excited to report our NY Bred star and winner of 650k, Good Luck Gus, is back at Watercress. Thanks to @KYFan2 and @MachmerHall for their help bringing Gus back home! We are glad we can give Gus the second career he deserves!
Excellent and thank you for posting this! I've been following this guy for ages so it's good to see he is back "home".
I was thinking he might have fans here. He's my favorite kind of horse. Glad he gets the retirement he deserves!
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Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:51 pm

The Pizza Man and Work All Week take on pony duty.

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Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:51 pm

Suspensory issue ends Mongolian Saturday's race career
Mongolian Saturday, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Keeneland in 2015, has run his last race.

Trainer Enebish Ganbat said Thursday that Mongolian Saturday has developed a suspensory issue that has forced retirement. Ganbat said Mongolian Saturday will be sent to his farm in Kentucky.

An 8-year-old gelding, Mongolian Saturday won 8 of 48 starts and earned $1,279,201 in a career that began with a win by 10 3/4 lengths in a $25,000 claimer for maidens in May 2013 at Arlington Park. Owned by Ganbat’s Mongolian Stable, Mongolian Saturday won two stakes – the BC Turf Sprint in a 15-1 upset and the Grade 3 Woodford Stakes for turf sprinters in October 2016 at Keeneland.
More: http://www.drf.com/news/suspensory-issu ... nable=true
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Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:40 pm

Craig Brogden @craigbrogden
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Reece and Oscar happy to receive Vyjack back at Machmer Hall to begin his second career after running in the KY Derby and amassing over $1 million in earnings. Thanks to David Wilkenfeld for sending him back in such great shape
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Sparrow Castle wrote:Craig Brogden @craigbrogden
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Reece and Oscar happy to receive Vyjack back at Machmer Hall to begin his second career after running in the KY Derby and amassing over $1 million in earnings. Thanks to David Wilkenfeld for sending him back in such great shape
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Loved Vyjack! Thanks for the update.
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Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:21 pm

And so, do horses returning to the place where they had been born, years ago, seem to recognize the place where they spent their childhood? As far as one can tell...
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I would presume so. A horse's sense of smell, sight and hearing are much keener than ours, and the smells, etc. of the place where he spent the first months of his life are probably imprinted on Vyjack.
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Herringswell Stables Retweeted Sophie Shore
Sophie - a pertinent tweet. Messi (the horse) is officially retired, happy and sound after his sub par performance this weekend. #lovehim #barnfave

Sophie Shore @Shore_Sophie
Happy Messi finally scored in a World Cup game this year, but I can’t be the only one that thinks @HerringswellStb Messi is still more deserving of unending love and public affection. #MessiAppreciationPost
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Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:09 pm

Girvin has been retired following a soft tissue injury.
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Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:13 pm

This gal is a BC bred and raced at Hastings Assiniboia, Prairie Meadows, and Turf Paradise before ending up at Camarero. Some here might remember her.

Shelley Blodgett @ShelleyBlodgett
18m18 minutes ago
LOOKOUT COUNTY (15.3hh 2009 BC-bred M 79-starts) became a new OTTB at @CaribbeanOTTB farm July 2nd! This beauty had a thorough vet eval w/ X-rays. She has some arthritis & such from her racing days, but has been given green light for a lower-level athletic career after letdown
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This one raced in NY early in his career, even made one start at Saratoga.

Shelley Blodgett @ShelleyBlodgett
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STONE ROCKS (15.2hh 2010 NY-bred G 46-starts) is an OTTB @CaribbeanOTTB! He's settling in gr8 & made a pal! He'll be available 4 adoption soon. He has some typical wear-n-tear, arthritis & osslets, but is cleared 4 low-level athletic 2nd career . @TheNYRA @parxcasino @FlGaming
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:28 pm

Ring Weekend has been retired sound and is now in training with Olympian Phillip Dutton. 8-)
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Herringswell legends, Under Control and Rafting, enjoying a nice trail ride on this warm summer day at Fair Hill. Under Control is now our awesome stable pony, and Rafting has just recently been retired!
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