Retirements 2017

Re: Retirements 2017

Postby Sparrow Castle » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:55 pm

Shelley Blodgett‏ @ShelleyBlodgett
ARCH TRAVELER (9y KY-bred G 71-starts) 2 b retired 2 Saving Gracie Foundation 4 Sanctuary in Utah http://www.savinggraciefoundation.org @CaribbeanOTTB

Shelley Blodgett‏ @ShelleyBlodgett
Couple who run the sanctuary also owned Arch Traveler in @Centennial_Farm partnership, & they also operate adjacent @blueskyranchut

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Couple has +++ references & facilities, incl on-site vet & care team, & OTTB experinece. Thanks 2 them 4 giving AT a wonderful home

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And ThankU to @Centennial_Farm & their wonderful partners! Many have offered help for Arch Traveler, including a 2nd home offer.

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New home with old friends. Arch is heading to some of his former partners... and not the only ones who jumped up to take him!
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Re: Retirements 2017

Postby Sparrow Castle » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:44 pm

Jay Privman‏ @DRFPrivman
Cupid has been retired following Dirt Mile on Friday. Off to stud at @coolmoreamerica. Plans for Mor Spirit, Drefong TBD, per Baffert.
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Re: Retirements 2017

Postby Izvestia » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:56 am

Bar of Gold is retired as well.
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Re: Retirements 2017

Postby Sparrow Castle » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:25 pm

Claire Novak-Crosby‏ @BH_CNovak
Battle of Midway, winner of the $1M Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1), has been retired from racing and will take up stud duty in 2018 @WinStarFarm. His fee will be $20,000 S&N. Full story soon @Bloodhorse
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Re: Retirements 2017

Postby PJMIII » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:59 am

Multiple Grade 2 winner Kobe’s Back retired to Bonita Farm in Maryland

Kobe’s Back, a multiple Grade 2 winner, has been retired from racing and will debut for the 2018 breeding season at Bonita Farm in Darlington, Md., for an advertised fee of $3,000.

http://www.drf.com/news/multiple-grade- ... m-maryland

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Re: Retirements 2017

Postby Sparrow Castle » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:08 pm

Grade 1 winner El Deal Retired
El Deal, winner of the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) at Saratoga Race Course this July, has been retired from racing, owners Al and Michelle Crawford announced Nov. 17.

Trained by Jorge Navarro, El Deal most recently finished second in the Sept. 30 Vosburgh Stakes (G1). The 5-year-old son of Munnings had been under consideration for a start in the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) at Del Mar but bypassed that outing after Navarro said in October the bay horse "isn't training the way that we think (he) should be to compete at this level."

"We had a great ride with El Deal," owner Michelle Crawford said in a release. "Taking on and beating the best sprinters of his generation in such dramatic style at Saratoga was a testament to his sheer brilliance and the thrill of a lifetime for us. We've have had a few farms looking into his availability as a stallion and he has certainly earned that opportunity."

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/224804/grade-1-winner-el-deal-retired
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Re: Retirements 2017

Postby Izvestia » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:22 am

Darby Dan's beautiful Time and Motion has been retired. Breeding plans pending.
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Re: Retirements 2017

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:20 pm

Galileo's gorgeous grey daughter, Winter, is also being retired.
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... etirement/

That's too bad. The scopey grey seemed like the type who could be even better as a four-year-old, but I know it's not in Coolmore's nature to keep their horses racing after three. Off to the shed with you! :P
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Re: Retirements 2017

Postby Flanders » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:27 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Galileo's gorgeous grey daughter, Winter, is also being retired.
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... etirement/

That's too bad. The scopey grey seemed like the type who could be even better as a four-year-old, but I know it's not in Coolmore's nature to keep their horses racing after three. Off to the shed with you! :P

She will most certainly go to War Front.
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Re: Retirements 2017

Postby Sparrow Castle » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:15 pm

Gallant Racehorse Divine Oath Earns Thanksgiving Retirement
We’re at a time of year when people give thanks for the important things in life, which aptly describes a charitable action by some owners to take care of one of their former horses.

This story involves Divine Oath, a 6-year-old gelding who won a pair of Grade 3 turf stakes earlier in his career but whose form has declined noticeably in the last few months.

On Nov. 18 at Parx, he finished seventh in a $7,500 claimer, a humble spot for a horse with career earnings of more than $500,000.

Now owned by trainer David Jacobson and Clark Brewster, Divine Oath was quickly re-entered in a Thanksgiving Day $10,000 claimer at Aqueduct, which raised concern among the gelding’s former owners, West Point Thoroughbreds and Bob Masiello.

Calls were put in to Jacobson, who told them he no plans to run Divine Oath in the race. He had merely entered Divine Oath in the race so that it would be carded.

West Point and Masiello had approached Jacobson previously, telling them about their willingness to buy Divine Oath from him when the gelding’s racing career was at end and place him in an aftercare home. After the dull performance at Parx and with turf racing virtually at end in 2017, Jacobson and Brewster knew that time was at hand and they worked out an agreement with Masiello and West Point to send Divine Oath to South Jersey Thoroughbred Rescue and Adoption in Pennington, N.J., to begin a new life away from the racetrack.

“(Jacobson and Brewster) were 100 percent behind what we did and we worked out a fair deal to do what was in the best interest of the horse,” Masiello said.

The actions by West Point and Masiello, with some help from trainer Graham Motion, become even more exemplary in light of their association with Divine Oath. They did not own him during his glory days. Instead they bought him in the summer of 2015 for $270,000, after he became a multiple graded stakes winner.

More: https://www.americasbestracing.net/lifestyle/2017-gallant-racehorse-divine-oath-earns-thanksgiving-retirement
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