Retirements 2017

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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

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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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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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Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:56 am

Bar of Gold is retired as well.
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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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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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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."
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Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:22 am

Darby Dan's beautiful Time and Motion has been retired. Breeding plans pending.
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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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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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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/life ... retirement
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Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:17 pm

The Quarterback Retired
Group 1 winner The Quarterback (Aus) (Street Boss) has been retired from racing. The Robbie Griffiths trained gelding had his finest hour when beating Black Heart Bart (Aus) (Blackfriars {Aus}) in the G1 Lexus Newmarket H. at Flemington last year but has been well below form in his most recent runs leading connections to call time on the 7-year-old’s racing career.
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Mary Rampellini‏ @DRFRampellini
Iron Fist, at 3-5, closes out his career a winner, taking $150K @ZiaParkCasino Championship over pacesetter Code West; winner exited @BreedersCup Dirt Mile

Iron Fist retired to Whispering Oaks Farm in Louisiana
11/09/2017
Grade 3 winner Iron Fist has been retired from racing, and will debut during the 2018 breeding season at Whispering Oaks Farm in Carencro, La., for an advertised fee of $6,500.

The 5-year-old Tapit horse retired with eight wins in 23 starts for earnings of $1,014,199. He won the Grade 3 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap, along with the non-graded Governor’s Cup Stakes, Maxxam Gold Cup Stakes, and Evangeline Mile Stakes. His six graded placings include a third in the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity.

Whispering Oaks Farm acquired Iron Fist privately in the middle of his 2017 campaign, having previously run for the partnership of Stonestreet Stables and Regis Racing. He was trained first by Jerry Hollendorfer, then by Steve Asmussen.
http://www.drf.com/news/iron-fist-retir ... -louisiana
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Eagle retired to Valor Farm in Texas

Grade 3 winner Eagle has been retired and will stand the 2018 breeding season at Valor Farm in Pilot Point, Texas, for an advertised fee of $5,000.

http://www.drf.com/news/eagle-retired-valor-farm-texas
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Jaime Roth‏ @Fijithegreat
Happy Retirement Constellation. You gave @LNJFoxwoods the ride of our lives. We love you to the moon & back. Your will always be our #1 Star and our G1 winner #labrea. Can’t wait for your babies. Enjoy your time at Atlas Farm beautiful
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Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:24 pm

Multiple Grade 1-Placed Neolithic Retired
Neolithic, the third-place finisher in the world's two richest races this season, has been retired, co-owner Jack Wolf of Starlight Racing confirmed Dec. 9.

The 4-year-old son of Harlan's Holiday had been pointing towards a return engagement in the Jan. 27 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1)—where he earned show honors behind champion Arrogate this year—but his connections opted to stop on him due to some minor physical issues. Following his efforts in the inaugural running of the Pegasus, Neolithic went on to the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) in March, where he finished behind Arrogate and eventual Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Gun Runner .

"We just decided he's done enough. We've started trying to find a stallion farm for him and we've had a couple of inquiries," said Wolf, whose Starlight Racing owns Neolithic in partnership with Qatar Racing. "Hopefully within the next week to 10 days, we'll get that done.

"I don't think he stands in Kentucky, but I think he'll be a standout in one of the regional markets if someone wants to give him a shot. He's got a lot of positives from his race record, his physical, being by Harlan's Holiday. I don't think we'll have any trouble placing him."
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Sounds like he's been gelded.

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Sparrow Castle wrote:Sounds like he's been gelded.

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Christmas Miracle! I never thought they would do it but I am glad they did. I wish him well in his new career whatever that may be.
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Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:18 pm

Jeez Louise he's ginormous, or she's on the shorter side... or both. :lol:
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Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:41 am

He always looked like a big horse when I saw him on the track. I'd guess he's 17 hands, but I've never seen an official measurement of him.
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Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:04 am

Yeah I'm pretty sure he's 17h at least, if not taller... I was more agog at the size of his head. :lol: Which could be a trick of the angle too, but wowzers. :mrgreen:
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