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Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:36 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:CTA is looking for a home for My Honey Laurie.

Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare Inc.
We’ve been asked to retire this 10y mare with 105 starts (76 races NY & PA and 29 races in PR). She’s earned $267,000. We’re told her breeder and first owner (he raced her for over 3 yrs) aren’t in the TB biz anymore. Ideas for aftercare? No more racing for her. Sanctuary or maybe light flat riding only if vet gives clearance... After all she’s done for Racing, now Racing needs to do something for her (ie, a good retirement).
http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Result ... registry=T

As reported by Sparrow Castle in the retirement thread, My Honey Laurie was euthanized today in PR. She was indeed a War Mare, and was followed here in this thread. She began on the bigger stage at Aqueduct, Belmont and Saratoga before gently sliding down the ladder and landing at Camarero. So close to making it back home...

Rest easy, old girl.

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Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:14 pm

WarBiscuit wrote:
Sparrow Castle wrote:CTA is looking for a home for My Honey Laurie.

Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare Inc.
We’ve been asked to retire this 10y mare with 105 starts (76 races NY & PA and 29 races in PR). She’s earned $267,000. We’re told her breeder and first owner (he raced her for over 3 yrs) aren’t in the TB biz anymore. Ideas for aftercare? No more racing for her. Sanctuary or maybe light flat riding only if vet gives clearance... After all she’s done for Racing, now Racing needs to do something for her (ie, a good retirement).
http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Result ... registry=T

As reported by Sparrow Castle in the retirement thread, My Honey Laurie was euthanized today in PR. She was indeed a War Mare, and was followed here in this thread. She began on the bigger stage at Aqueduct, Belmont and Saratoga before gently sliding down the ladder and landing at Camarero. So close to making it back home...

Rest easy, old girl.

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Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:05 pm

Per Sparrow Castle in the "In Memoriam" section , another frequent visitor to this War Horse thread, 10yo g Ryan's Gift, has been euthanized in PR. The son of
Bernstein had a lengthy career in the US before being exiled to Camarero.

Ryan's Gift (Bernstein - Annie's Tuff, by Lil's Lad). 80 - 19-18-9, $439,805. Stakes Winner. He tried hard right up to the end.

What a mess it has been in Puerto Rico. So grateful for all of the help these horses are getting from souls whose dedication goes beyond measure. Sadly, luck has run
out for many familiar names who had no other choice than to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. As the old tune says, "Time, like an ever flowing stream, bears all its sons away - they fly forgotten as a dream, dies at the opening day"...

RIP, Ryan's Gift.

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Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:01 pm

Classic Wildcat finished 1st by 1 1/2 lengths, on November 11, 2017, at LAUREL PARK in Race 4.
Off odds: 2.20
Your comments for this horse were: 2006 Forest Wildcat - Affirmed Class, by Affirmed; Leatherbury
http://www.equibase.com/static/chart/pd ... 17USA4.pdf
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Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:08 pm

Tevez (B.g., 11, by Running Stag-Isle of Tunes, by Island Whirl) won his 20th race Friday at Woodbine. Now 87-20-14-14 for his career, and 3 wins in 6 starts in 2017. A well-managed horse who obviously still loves the game.
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Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:39 pm

I've noticed that many war horses who are still doing well run at Woodbine or Presque Isle. IMHO, their synthetic surfaces may contribute to a horse's longevity by being a little kinder to older joints and bones.
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Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:34 am

Of his 87 starts, 60 have been on synthetic (at WO and PID), 15 on turf, only 12 on dirt, so he's obviously found his niche as a stalking synth/turf sprinter, not exactly what you'd expect from that pedigree full of long-distance dirt class.
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Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:24 am

WaquoitNBroadBrush wrote:Of his 87 starts, 60 have been on synthetic (at WO and PID), 15 on turf, only 12 on dirt, so he's obviously found his niche as a stalking synth/turf sprinter, not exactly what you'd expect from that pedigree full of long-distance dirt class.
Interesting = I still like the synth - Hollywood Park had a great track...
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Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:43 am

And he was claimed by the people that have previously claimed him - not a good thing.
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Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:48 pm

One race too many for 10 year old Papa Freud. Won his first race in 4 years at Meadowlands on September 23rd (only 2 career wins), and perished in his next start at Aqueduct on November 3rd. Had a chance to go out on top. RIP, Papa Freud.
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10yo g Papa Freud (Freud - Whinaly, by Alysheba), 1st at Meadowlands (9/23/17). 51 - 2-6-8, $148,800. RIP.

10yo g Won Fast Bullet (Red Bullet - Lil Punkindo, by Maria's Mon), 1st at Mountaineer (11/6/17). 84 - 16-15-18, $295,502. Stakes Placed.

11yo g Lesson in Deceit (Roaring Fever - Freedom of Port, by Cryptoclearance), 1st at Mountaineer (11/1/17). 101 - 15-18-16, $214,052. MSW.

11yo h Bear's Conductor (Congaree - Symphonic Lady, by Blare of Trumpets), 1st at Mountaineer (11/12/17. 79 - 19-11-15, $274,050. GSP.

10yo g St. Patricks Appeal B L's Appeal - Naked Lies, by Keep Dreaming), 1st at Finger Lakes (11/9/17). 89 - 11-19-15, $160,485.
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Placed: Bank of Dad - 12g, Bartletts - 12g, Papa Frita - 10g, Toccets Charm - 10g, Classic Wildcat - 11g, Just Hank - 10g,
Don't Defy Me - 11g, It's Mr. Slew to You - 10g, I Am The King - 11g.

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3rd: Takiddm - 10g, Jupiter - 10g, Bye Bye Hollywood - 10m, Bank of Dad - 12g, Country Flavor - 11g, Miracle in May - 11m.

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11yo g Three Quarters (Desperately - Aunita Farmgirl, by Irish Dreamin), has been retired with only 2 races on his resume. 5th at Northlands Park (8/8/10), and
6th at Lethbridge, 6 years later (9/17/16). 0 - 0-0-0, $265. Happy retirement!


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Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:51 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I've noticed that many war horses who are still doing well run at Woodbine or Presque Isle. IMHO, their synthetic surfaces may contribute to a horse's longevity by being a little kinder to older joints and bones.
I mentioned the Presque Isle thing earlier ITT.
The golden oldies sure do like running at Presque Isle though, don't they? Seems like I see a lot of teenagers running up there after their stints on other circuits. Is the surface easier on them?
The other places you see lots of old horses are Charles Town and Mountaineer though that's more due to how soft the competition is. Old horses with back class can do quite well in the bottom level claimers there.
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Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:17 am

Nice update on a War Horse followed here.

Rider Teams Up With 73-Start Warhorse for 2018 Makeover
A hard-knocker who gave his all on the track, Saratoga Boot earned $267,372 in his 73 starts. Racing from ages 2 until 10, the gelded son of Storm Boot compiled an impressive 16-10-13 record. Not wanting to see the horse break down, trainer Eddie Clouston retired him after he ran fourth in a claiming race in October at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack, & Resort.

"He runs every single time, he tries every single time, you lead him over there and he tries," Clouston said, adding that he had the horse for about a year. "He's one of those old classy horses. He doesn't hurt anybody, he doesn't have a bad bone in his body, and I didn't want to see him break down.

"I told (jockey) Megan Fadlovich, 'Find him a home and I'll give him away as long as it's a good home.'"

Fadlovich, who moves retiring racehorses into new off-track homes when she's not riding at the racetrack, knew Saratoga Boot meant a lot to Clouston and those who worked with the dark bay runner at the track. However, his many years spent in training didn't come without some injuries, which is why Clouston asked Fadlovich to make sure he got settled in a good place.

"He's got a big ankle. It doesn't bother him, but I hope whatever (a new owner) wants him to do that he turns out (well) because he deserves it," Clouston said. "He has a lot of personality and he's very laid back, he's a very loveable horse."

After one possible new owner fell through and others passed on him because of his not-so-perfect ankles, Fadlovich reached out to Joy Campbell. Campbell competed in this year's Thoroughbred Makeover Presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America as a professional with a younger horse and was looking specifically for a warhorse to take to the 2018 Makeover.
More: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... 8-makeover
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Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:16 am

Sparrow Castle wrote:Nice update on a War Horse followed here.

Rider Teams Up With 73-Start Warhorse for 2018 Makeover
A hard-knocker who gave his all on the track, Saratoga Boot earned $267,372 in his 73 starts. Racing from ages 2 until 10, the gelded son of Storm Boot compiled an impressive 16-10-13 record. Not wanting to see the horse break down, trainer Eddie Clouston retired him after he ran fourth in a claiming race in October at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack, & Resort.

"He runs every single time, he tries every single time, you lead him over there and he tries," Clouston said, adding that he had the horse for about a year. "He's one of those old classy horses. He doesn't hurt anybody, he doesn't have a bad bone in his body, and I didn't want to see him break down.

"I told (jockey) Megan Fadlovich, 'Find him a home and I'll give him away as long as it's a good home.'"

Fadlovich, who moves retiring racehorses into new off-track homes when she's not riding at the racetrack, knew Saratoga Boot meant a lot to Clouston and those who worked with the dark bay runner at the track. However, his many years spent in training didn't come without some injuries, which is why Clouston asked Fadlovich to make sure he got settled in a good place.

"He's got a big ankle. It doesn't bother him, but I hope whatever (a new owner) wants him to do that he turns out (well) because he deserves it," Clouston said. "He has a lot of personality and he's very laid back, he's a very loveable horse."

After one possible new owner fell through and others passed on him because of his not-so-perfect ankles, Fadlovich reached out to Joy Campbell. Campbell competed in this year's Thoroughbred Makeover Presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America as a professional with a younger horse and was looking specifically for a warhorse to take to the 2018 Makeover.
More: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... 8-makeover
He's quite handsome. If only every old warhorse in this thread got a happy ending like that.
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Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:36 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:Nice update on a War Horse followed here.

Rider Teams Up With 73-Start Warhorse for 2018 Makeover
A hard-knocker who gave his all on the track, Saratoga Boot earned $267,372 in his 73 starts. Racing from ages 2 until 10, the gelded son of Storm Boot compiled an impressive 16-10-13 record. Not wanting to see the horse break down, trainer Eddie Clouston retired him after he ran fourth in a claiming race in October at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack, & Resort.

"He runs every single time, he tries every single time, you lead him over there and he tries," Clouston said, adding that he had the horse for about a year. "He's one of those old classy horses. He doesn't hurt anybody, he doesn't have a bad bone in his body, and I didn't want to see him break down.

"I told (jockey) Megan Fadlovich, 'Find him a home and I'll give him away as long as it's a good home.'"

Fadlovich, who moves retiring racehorses into new off-track homes when she's not riding at the racetrack, knew Saratoga Boot meant a lot to Clouston and those who worked with the dark bay runner at the track. However, his many years spent in training didn't come without some injuries, which is why Clouston asked Fadlovich to make sure he got settled in a good place.


"He's got a big ankle. It doesn't bother him, but I hope whatever (a new owner) wants him to do that he turns out (well) because he deserves it," Clouston said. "He has a lot of personality and he's very laid back, he's a very loveable horse."

After one possible new owner fell through and others passed on him because of his not-so-perfect ankles, Fadlovich reached out to Joy Campbell. Campbell competed in this year's Thoroughbred Makeover Presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America as a professional with a younger horse and was looking specifically for a warhorse to take to the 2018 Makeover.
More: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... 8-makeover
That's good news. I wish more trainers thought as clearly as Eddie Clouston when dealing with these older runners. Kudos to everyone involved in the retirement
of Saratoga Boot. Another one successfully and safely removed from the active roster...

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Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:41 pm

serenassong wrote:Classic Reward
Your Comment: Grand Reward x Amarata(Water Bank)

Date: October 20, 2017
Track: Thistledown
Distance: Three Furlongs
Time: 40:20
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 8/9
Very sorry to report that 10yo Classic Reward broke down in Race 4 at Mahoning Valley yesterday (11/22/17), and was euthanized. The number of 10+ year olds that have perished on the track this year is indeed sobering. A list that is much too long will be posted here next month.

Classic Reward (Grand Reward - Amarata, by Water Bank). 70 - 18-13-11, $211,257. Fasig - Tipton Fall Yearling Sale- 2008, $7000, RNA. RIP.

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Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:02 am

WarBiscuit wrote:
serenassong wrote:Classic Reward
Your Comment: Grand Reward x Amarata(Water Bank)

Date: October 20, 2017
Track: Thistledown
Distance: Three Furlongs
Time: 40:20
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 8/9
Very sorry to report that 10yo Classic Reward broke down in Race 4 at Mahoning Valley yesterday (11/22/17), and was euthanized. The number of 10+ year olds that have perished on the track this year is indeed sobering. A list that is much too long will be posted here next month.

Classic Reward (Grand Reward - Amarata, by Water Bank). 70 - 18-13-11, $211,257. Fasig - Tipton Fall Yearling Sale- 2008, $7000, RNA. RIP.

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Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:47 pm

Classic Wildcat finished 1st by 2 lengths, on November 25, 2017, at LAUREL PARK in Race 4.
Off odds: .30

http://www.equibase.com/static/chart/pd ... 17USA4.pdf

Leatherbury has a knack for finding easy spots for this guy in sprints taken off the turf, lol. Classic Wildcat has had a great year, 4 wins and on the board in 10 of his 12 starts.
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Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:28 am

15yo Bullet Liner(JPN), Sunday Silence(USA) x Countess Steffi(CAN) by Geiger Counter(USA), finished 7th (of 9) at Mizusawa R5 850m dirt on Nov 26th 2017.
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He looks fine! :D
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Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:50 pm

I just can't believe that this Sunday Silence horse (who I believe is still intact) is still racing instead of standing at stud. :shock:
Does Japan have any rules mandating retirement at a certain age? IIRC, even Standardbreds can't race past 15 in this country.
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Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:48 pm

tachyon wrote:15yo Bullet Liner(JPN), Sunday Silence(USA) x Countess Steffi(CAN) by Geiger Counter(USA), finished 7th (of 9) at Mizusawa R5 850m dirt on Nov 26th 2017.
175-21-18-24

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He looks fine! :D
Thanks, tachyon, for the update on Bullet Liner! I was about to ask you what was going on with him, as I have not heard anything in some time - thought maybe they finally retired him. Hope he stays safe.
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I just can't believe that this Sunday Silence horse (who I believe is still intact) is still racing instead of standing at stud. :shock:
Does Japan have any rules mandating retirement at a certain age? IIRC, even Standardbreds can't race past 15 in this country.
Frankly, it scares the hell out of me to see a horse this old still competing, even if they are sound and running well. Personally, with regard to Bullet Liner, I don't think that I would be tempting the fates anymore at this point. 175 races under his belt, and still healthy - retire him. He's been too good of a boy.

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