Retirements 2017

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TapitsGal
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Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:50 am

New year new thread
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Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:46 pm

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Izvestia
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Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:59 pm

Spot retired to Rerun. Happy retirement handsome!
Izvestia
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Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:45 pm

The gallant Sunbean has been retired due to a recurring tendon injury. This guy won 16 races, over $1.1 million, and 15 stakes.
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Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:48 pm

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BUCHIKO has been retired, off to be a mum #mom
http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20170 ... -dal-horseImage
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CoronadosQuest
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Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:25 pm

Another Uncle Mo retired off to stud...
Starlight Racing's grade 3 winner Uncle Vinny has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Stonewall's Prestige Stallions near Ocala, Fla. The 4-year-old son of Uncle Mo —Arealhotlover, by Untuttable, will stand for $4,000 live foal stands and nurses.
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... in-florida
Izvestia
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Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:17 am

Just saw the classy filly Family Tree has been retired. I'm bummed about that, thought she was going to be a neat horse to watch This year. DRF story doesn't say why.
TapitsGal
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Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:11 pm

Isn't Bern Identity in Jamaica as well? He will be in good company. Midnight Hawk is a beautiful colt. I wish him the best
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Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:57 pm

Alsvid (to an unnamed farm in OK): http://live.drf.com/nuggets/35167
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Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:49 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Mr. Z retired...finally. :P ;)
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/blood ... umet-farm/
2 for 25 millionaire miler. A different trainer might have actually had more wins with him. If my memory is correct he was a nutball, something I personally don't love in a racehorse.
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Calypso
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Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:05 am

peeptoad wrote:Alsvid (to an unnamed farm in OK): http://live.drf.com/nuggets/35167
Building upon that....
"He came back out of the work and wasn't 100%," said Hartman...... He's got a little minor injury to his leg. Actually, the horse is perfect today, but it's one of those situations where he can't go forward. He is a fast horse and we don't want to have anything happen to him. We're not going to risk the horse in any fashion."

Hartman said Alsvid is now at nearby Step Ahead Farm, where he will wind down for approximately 45 days before shipping to Rogers' ranch in Oklahoma.
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... id-retired

They haven't disclosed what his injury is, but it definitely sounds like they're doing right by him. I commend them for it. Happy retirement, Alsvid!
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Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:30 am

Izvestia wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Mr. Z retired...finally. :P ;)
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/blood ... umet-farm/
2 for 25 millionaire miler. A different trainer might have actually had more wins with him. If my memory is correct he was a nutball, something I personally don't love in a racehorse.
Now this article has just been changed to say Mr. Z is at Calumet, and it now includes a correction. I don't think he's actually retired.
Correction: The original version of this article incorrectly stated a decision has been made to retire Mr. Z.
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Izvestia
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Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:52 pm

Haha, just kidding Mr. Z, you can retire if you win another race, or get to 2 wins in 50 starts, whichever comes first.
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Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:17 pm

Izvestia wrote:Haha, just kidding Mr. Z, you can retire if you win another race, or get to 2 wins in 50 starts, whichever comes first.
Either one might be a tall order. If those were really the stipulations, he could be racing when he is 14... :lol:

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Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:28 pm

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1/2 The warrior horse Prayer For Relief has officially been retired from racing. A stud deal has been finalized to stand in FL at

Justin Zayat‏Verified account @JustinZayat
2/2 Pleasant Acre Farm.Very excited for the big horse and looking forward to his babies! A well deserved retirement. retired sound and happy
BaroqueAgain1
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Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:36 pm

That's good to hear. He may not have won all the races his connections hoped he would, but he was resolute and durable. And he is a gorgeous horse. Wishing him luck in his new career.
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