The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby bare it all » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:09 pm

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10yo g Thunderclap Newman (Thunder Gulch - Silent Siren, by Quiet American), died during training at Arapahoe Park (6/15/17). "Trauma in Gate, died" .



Why would you be training a 10-year-old with 71 starts from the gate anyway? Don't most horses with that kind of experience skip the gate works and just use a brisk breeze or two to get ready for the next start?


His last race back in June '17 he had gate trouble. My guess is the stewards might have asked that he get a new gate card and/or the trainer was working on gate issues. Without having seen him, maybe he was always a bad gate horse.
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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby WarBiscuit » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:44 pm

bare it all wrote:
WaquoitNBroadBrush wrote:
WarBiscuit wrote:
10yo g Thunderclap Newman (Thunder Gulch - Silent Siren, by Quiet American), died during training at Arapahoe Park (6/15/17). "Trauma in Gate, died" .



Why would you be training a 10-year-old with 71 starts from the gate anyway? Don't most horses with that kind of experience skip the gate works and just use a brisk breeze or two to get ready for the next start?


His last race back in June '17 he had gate trouble. My guess is the stewards might have asked that he get a new gate card and/or the trainer was working on gate issues. Without having seen him, maybe he was always a bad gate horse.


Yeah, it's hard to tell exactly what was going on there. As definitive as the outcome was, those words - "trauma in gate, died" - are a bit cryptic. I'm wondering if he
severely injured himself in the gate and had to be euthanized, or if he panicked his way into a heart attack. Either way, he was in great distress, and a sad ending for an older racer.

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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby WarBiscuit » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:21 pm

Recent Winners:

10yo r Sam Sparkle (Too Much Bling - La Carina, by Silver Deputy), 1st at Laurel Park (1/26/18). 67 - 9-11-16, $487,003. Stakes Winner.

10yo g Chaotic Bull (Holy Bull - Chaos, by Wild Again), 1st at Mahoning Valley (1/30/18). 66 - 14-10-14, $238,110.

10yo g Unitas (Sunday Break - Caught in the Dark, by Night Shift), 1st at Delta Downs (1/24/18). 75 - 14-12-9, $455,458. MSW.

10yo g City Sage (City Place - Mystical Susan, by French Deputy), 1st at Sunland Park (1/30/18). 61 - 14-16-10, $407,435. Stakes Winner.
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Placed: The Fourth Estate - 10g, War and Thunder - 10g, Lagoon of Diamonds - 10g, Dark Desire - 10m.
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3rd: Bully Roll - 12g, Azote - 10g, Danzig Tera - 10m, Woodmans Luck - 10g, Crown King - 10g, Lizzy Lass - 10m.

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10yo h Forest Mouse is entered in an AOC race at Sunland Park on Tuesday, February 6th. Likely keeping limber for the Spring Handicap races at Sunland and Sunray Parks.

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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby WarBiscuit » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:47 pm

12yo g Reynaldothewizard is entered in the Al Shindagha Sprint at Meydan this Thursday (2/8/18), and possibly headed to the Dubai Golden Shaheen on
March, 31st.

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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby Sparrow Castle » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:02 am

WarBiscuit wrote:12yo g Reynaldothewizard is entered in the Al Shindagha Sprint at Meydan this Thursday (2/8/18), and possibly headed to the Dubai Golden Shaheen on
March, 31st.

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The Darling Of Meydan: 12-Year-Old Reynaldothewizard Still Going Strong
The most popular horse in the UAE is easily Reynaldothewizard. He has stood the test of time, quite literally, competing into his 12-year-old season in 2018; a feat unmatched at the Group-racing level. He has become the darling of Meydan racing fans, notably bringing the house to frenzy when winning the Dubawi Stakes for the third consecutive year in 2017 at the age of 11. A winner of the Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) at age seven (2013), he holds a special place in the hearts of racing fans worldwide; year-after-year competing against the best sprinters on the planet and proving to be one of the most genuine athletes thoroughbred racing has seen. Satish Seemar's first G1 winner, he once again is training and competing well, defying convention and all possible odds.

“He holds a lot of importance to me,” Seemar said. “The other day (in the Dubawi), I was planning his retirement at about three furlongs out, but then he decided that he wanted to try to win the race. That's the way he is. He wants to race and is doing very well. When you have a horse racing at his age, he knows the drill and does it at his own pace. We are looking after his health, not forcing him to run and he is happy every day. You can have a 12-year-old race, but not running up to the top international level and that's very unique. He'll be special to me forever and has given me many great memories. We're looking forward to racing again on Thursday.”

More: https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/darling-meydan-12-year-old-reynaldothewizard-still-going-strong/
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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby Northport » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:40 pm

Another good showing for Reynaldo, just got pipped by Comicas at the line and ended up 3rd in the G3 in the Al Shindagha Sprint. The race was unfortunately marred by Scrutineer breaking down in the home straight.

There's a lot of anger on Twitter, as this was Scrutineer's 7th race in 4 months, but not a lot of people are factoring that Emirati season only runs November-March.
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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby Sparrow Castle » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:43 pm

Classic Wildcat finished 2nd beaten by 7 3/4 lengths, on February 9, 2018, at LAUREL PARK in Race 4.
Off odds: 4.00
Your comments for this horse were: 2006 Forest Wildcat - Affirmed Class, by Affirmed; Leatherbury
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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby Catalina » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:55 pm

Northport wrote:Another good showing for Reynaldo, just got pipped by Comicas at the line and ended up 3rd in the G3 in the Al Shindagha Sprint. The race was unfortunately marred by Scrutineer breaking down in the home straight.

There's a lot of anger on Twitter, as this was Scrutineer's 7th race in 4 months, but not a lot of people are factoring that Emirati season only runs November-March.


I don't quite understand your comment. What's there to factor in?

Raced Feb 8 ----- DNF
Raced Feb 3 ----- Won
Raced Jan 20-----7th
Raced Jan 4 -----2nd

Trainer A. Al Rayhi (same as Mushaakis earlier this week)
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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby WarBiscuit » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:58 pm

Visitors to the Winners Circle:

10yo g Top Prospect (Stormy Atlantic - Strike Me Lucky, by Smart Strike), 1st at Laurel Park (2/2/18). 61 - 9-14-13, $419,238. MSP. 3rd consecutive win.

10yo g Lucky Lotto (Pure Prize - Kirsche, by Defrere), 1st at Delta Downs (2/1/18). 61 - 13-13-11, $528,398. SP.

11yo g Small Town (Ecton park - Won Perfect Rose, by Air Forbes Won), 1st at Camarero (2/2/18). 140 - 23-24-18, $301,426.

11yo g Evening Concerto (Concerto - Almost Aprom Queen, by Montbrook), 1st at Turf Paradise (2/7/18). 126 - 21-15-26, $283, 639. SP.
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Placed: Catfeinated - 11g, Praetereo - 10g, Roarin Missile - 11g, Forever Sure - 10g, Cozy Bar - 10g, Smack Ridge - 10g,
Classic Wildcat - 12g, Forest Mouse - 10h.

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3rd: Reynaldothewizard - 12g, Carr Creek - 10g, Cactus Son - 10g, Bim Bam - 11h, My Charming Clyde - 11g,
Giselle Ma Belle - 10m.


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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby Northport » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:09 pm

Catalina wrote:
Northport wrote:Another good showing for Reynaldo, just got pipped by Comicas at the line and ended up 3rd in the G3 in the Al Shindagha Sprint. The race was unfortunately marred by Scrutineer breaking down in the home straight.

There's a lot of anger on Twitter, as this was Scrutineer's 7th race in 4 months, but not a lot of people are factoring that Emirati season only runs November-March.


I don't quite understand your comment. What's there to factor in?

Raced Feb 8 ----- DNF
Raced Feb 3 ----- Won
Raced Jan 20-----7th
Raced Jan 4 -----2nd

Trainer A. Al Rayhi (same as Mushaakis earlier this week)


The horses race 2-3 times a month during the racing season (whether they are trained by Al Rayhi, Doug Watson, Mike De Kock, etc.), then are off April-October. When all is said and done, at the end of a calendar year, I personally wouldn't count many of those horses as over raced.
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