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Mylute
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Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:46 pm

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Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:23 pm

It gives me great pleasure to post this. Thank you West Point for honoring your word!

Shelley Blodgett @ShelleyBlodgett
27m27 minutes ago
GO BLACK TIE (2011 KY-bred G 48-starts) is retired! @westpointtbred contacted @CaribbeanOTTB in spring 2017 asking us to help when owner was ready to retire him, so GBT has been on our Watch since. Guess timing was meant 2 b as USDA quarantine started yesterday! ...

Shelley Blodgett @ShelleyBlodgett
24m24 minutes ago
GO BLACK TIE started USDA quarantine yesterday and, if all goes as planned, he’ll ✈️ to Miami next weekend and start his new life as an OTTB! Thank you to @westpointtbred for their concern & support for their former runner👏🐎♥️ @CaribbeanOTTB
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Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:47 pm

11yo Take Cover, who finished a close second in his last race today, a G3 at Newbury:

https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/ ... ury/346882
BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:55 pm

Three-year-old twins Mr. Ping and Mr. Pong have been retired from racing. The pair will embark on second careers as polo ponies with twin brothers Charlie and Harry Caldwell. 8-)
https://www.paulickreport.com/horse-car ... lo-ponies/
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Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:00 pm

That is the greatest news!! I was very impressed by Charlie's win last year, the twins will be in such good hands - literally!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:26 pm

Vinceremos a “Poster Child” for the Thoroughbred Cycle

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... bred-cycle

~ Vinceremos was claimed and retired earlier in the year to his birthplace Machmer Hall. Don’t think it was posted here.
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Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:11 am

The most important thing about Vinceremos’ story is that if you run them until they are ruined (unsound, crippled) they are harder to place. There is a market for sound, athletic OTTBs, not for pasture pets!
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Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:22 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:25 pm
What a shame about Alpha Centauri and Saxon Warrior, two very talented horses. Hope they are successful in the breeding shed.
Thankfully, at least it doesn't appear to be a life-threatening injury.
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Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:32 pm

Good Magic retiring is not what I wanted for my 19th birthday. Wow.
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Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:39 pm

:roll:
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/bloo ... ale-farms/
Nowhere does it say WHY the colt is being retired before the end of his sophomore year.
I'm going to take a stab at the connections realizing that the colt had been passed by many of his crop, and he just wasn't going to be successful at the G1 level going forward. I mean, they haven't even offered the 'he has a minor injury, which won't heal in time for him to compete in the Classic" that we got for Justify.
Again, :roll: .
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Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:14 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:39 pm
:roll:
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/bloo ... ale-farms/
Nowhere does it say WHY the colt is being retired before the end of his sophomore year.
I'm going to take a stab at the connections realizing that the colt had been passed by many of his crop, and he just wasn't going to be successful at the G1 level going forward. I mean, they haven't even offered the 'he has a minor injury, which won't heal in time for him to compete in the Classic" that we got for Justify.
Again, :roll: .
Well he was sick and they had to pull him out of training. If they had to treat him with something aggressive to get him past the infection, like steroids, he wouldn't clear the steroids from his system in time. Or he came out of the Travers sick and they found something at Rood & Riddle they didn't like. But I doubt they had any plans to race him as a 4yo anyway.

Another thing is he was Champion 2yo. Since 1990, Fly So Free, Macho Uno, and Midshipman were the only colts named Champion 2yo that raced beyond their 3yo year. There were also two geldings, Shared Belief and Declan's Moon. 88.5% retirement rate at 3. (23 out of 26 colts)
In that same time frame, 10 Kentucky Derby winning colts raced at 4+, and there were also two geldings. 63% retirement rate at 3 (17 out of 27)
I was pretty surprised by that.
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Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:01 pm

I'm afraid your statistic about how many 2yo champs were retired young speaks to the commercial desire for precocious runners. IMHO, that isn't a great thing for the breed in the long run. :(
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Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:25 pm

Mylute wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:32 pm
Good Magic retiring is not what I wanted for my 19th birthday. Wow.
Sorry, but... happy birthday! Hope the day looked up for you. :)
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Flanders
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Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:58 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
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I'm afraid your statistic about how many 2yo champs were retired young speaks to the commercial desire for precocious runners. IMHO, that isn't a great thing for the breed in the long run. :(
Oh yeah I'm not saying its a good thing at all. Just that if a horse is Champion 2yo don't get your hopes up of him racing past age 3.
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Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:24 pm

Alicia Wincze Hughes @BH_AHughes
10m10 minutes ago
Multiple GSW Irish War Cry has been retired and will enter stud at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md., for the 2019 season, the farm has announced. Stud fee TBA.
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Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:28 pm

Flanders wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:14 pm
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:39 pm
:roll:
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/bloo ... ale-farms/
Nowhere does it say WHY the colt is being retired before the end of his sophomore year.
I'm going to take a stab at the connections realizing that the colt had been passed by many of his crop, and he just wasn't going to be successful at the G1 level going forward. I mean, they haven't even offered the 'he has a minor injury, which won't heal in time for him to compete in the Classic" that we got for Justify.
Again, :roll: .
Well he was sick and they had to pull him out of training. If they had to treat him with something aggressive to get him past the infection, like steroids, he wouldn't clear the steroids from his system in time. Or he came out of the Travers sick and they found something at Rood & Riddle they didn't like. But I doubt they had any plans to race him as a 4yo anyway.

Another thing is he was Champion 2yo. Since 1990, Fly So Free, Macho Uno, and Midshipman were the only colts named Champion 2yo that raced beyond their 3yo year. There were also two geldings, Shared Belief and Declan's Moon. 88.5% retirement rate at 3. (23 out of 26 colts)
In that same time frame, 10 Kentucky Derby winning colts raced at 4+, and there were also two geldings. 63% retirement rate at 3 (17 out of 27)
I was pretty surprised by that.
This surprises me TBH because I remember reading an article where Brown had said that if "all went well" or "barring injury" they had plans to race him next year. I can't course an article right now but I'll try to find it later.
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Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:29 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:24 pm
Alicia Wincze Hughes @BH_AHughes
10m10 minutes ago
Multiple GSW Irish War Cry has been retired and will enter stud at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md., for the 2019 season, the farm has announced. Stud fee TBA.
Wasn't he supposed to go to Hill 'N Dale? They found a better Curlin boy!
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Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:29 pm

Mr Ping and Mr Pong (the twins) are now retired and on to new careers....
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Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:09 pm

Weekend Hideaway Retired
Weekend Hideaway, a New York-bred sprinter who won stakes races in seven consecutive years, has been retired from racing after suffering an injury in his most recent workout, trainer Phil Serpe said Wednesday.
Weekend Hideaway retires with a record of 13-7-10 from 49 starts and career earnings of $1,144,922.

http://live.drf.com/nuggets/45349-weeke ... ay-retired
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Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:14 pm

About Irish War Cry, Northview has been quite enthusiastic in bidding for him. I guess they finally got to a number that was accepted.
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