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Retirements 2018

PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:18 am
by TapitsGal
Another thread to see who goes to stud duty and broodmare duties this year and who goes onto a second career

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:14 pm
$1.6 million juvenile Sassicaia to stand at Elite Thoroughbreds in Louisiana

Sassicaia, a Grade 3 winner and seven-figure auction graduate, has been retired from racing and will make his stallion debut at Elite Thoroughbreds in Folsom, La., for the 2018 breeding season.

A fee for the 7-year-old son of Bernardini will be announced at a later time. ... -louisiana

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:28 pm
by mariasmon
Lady Eli, officially.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:30 pm
by Ballerina

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:35 pm
by Catalina
Glad to hear of Lady Eli's retirement from racing.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:05 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Training legend Criquette Head-Maarek to retire next month
"For 40 years I've been lucky to have fantastic horses throughout, and I've enjoyed every minute of it, but I want a little more time for myself."

One of the great post-war training careers in European racing will come to an end on February 1 when Criquette Head-Maarek saddles her final runners.

The trainer of dual Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Treve, and some 60 Group 1 winners in France, revealed the news on Sunday.

Head-Maarek, 69, who won her first Arc with Three Troikas in 1979, just a year after sending out her first Pattern-race winner, said: "I'm going to retire. A lot of horses have gone from my yard already and all of my owners know.

"I was going to announce it at the end of the month, but a lot of people know now and so there's nothing to hide. I shall have runners on January 26, and again on February 1, but then that is it."

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:04 pm
by Sparrow Castle

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:27 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
It's too bad he had this tendon issue. I thought he was one horse who could have been a worthy American entrant in the Melbourne Cup.
I'm glad he's landed at a farm but, IMHO, Ohio is lucky to have him. He's a gorgeous son of Lemon Drop Kid, but I guess Kentucky or California weren't interested in a turf stallion who could win at stayer distances. :roll:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:35 am
by Sparrow Castle
Winston, the Kentucky Derby Museum's beloved miniature horse, announces retirement
Winston, the Kentucky Derby Museum’s beloved miniature horse, announces retirement
After spending most of his life as the tiny ambassador of the Kentucky Derby Museum, Winston is announcing his final weeks at the Museum. On Monday, March 5, 2018, Winston will head to Old Friends’ Thoroughbred Retirement Farm, where he’ll join several former Kentucky Derby champions and fellow miniature horse, Little Silver Charm.

Winston came to the Kentucky Derby Museum at two years old, in the fall of 1995. He’s been the companion horse to more than 30 resident Thoroughbreds, including three horses that ran in the Kentucky Derby, Perfect Drift, Phantom on Tour and Twinspired, as well as Kentucky Derby 135 winner, Mine that Bird.

He’s also thrown out the first pitch at the Louisville Bats game, helped Churchill Downs pick the Derby winner ahead of the race, supported many charitable organizations around town and performed more than ten marriage proposals with his “Will You Marry Me?” blanket!


Re: Retirements 2018

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:04 am
by Flanders
When She Laughs will be pensioned. Her owner talks about the 18yo mare on La Verdad's foal patrol blog.