In memoriam 2018

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Prairie Bayou
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:11 pm

River Angel

Not sure exactly what happened but she was retired. I was made know of her passing by someone who worked with her.
"AND ALYSHEBA AMERICA'S HORSE HAS DONE IT!!!" ~ Tom Durkin 1988 Breeder's Cup Classic
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Raven
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:10 pm

Ballerina wrote:Mourinho suffered a fatal injury in Santa Anita workout this morning; broke sesamoids, per Baffert http://bit.ly/2FNGG6a

And thus it begins. There is so much sadness mixed in with the happy time. Condolences to everyone connected with Mourinho.

http://live.drf.com/nuggets/41016-mouri ... er-baffert
Sad news RIP
BTW why didn't they try to save him? I guess he wasn't valuable as a stallion
Poor animals,they got to run for the money or they are disposable.
You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched ~Faedus~
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Flanders
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:21 pm

Raven wrote:
Ballerina wrote:Mourinho suffered a fatal injury in Santa Anita workout this morning; broke sesamoids, per Baffert http://bit.ly/2FNGG6a

And thus it begins. There is so much sadness mixed in with the happy time. Condolences to everyone connected with Mourinho.

http://live.drf.com/nuggets/41016-mouri ... er-baffert
Sad news RIP
BTW why didn't they try to save him? I guess he wasn't valuable as a stallion
Poor animals,they got to run for the money or they are disposable.
The severity of the injury may have made it impossible to save him.
Just because you can do surgery doesn't mean its always the right thing to do. Sometimes its far kinder to just release them from the pain.
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:23 pm

Broken sesamoids aren't easy to fix. Complicated and small, they're hard to piece back together. It's also possible that severe injury in that area can cut off circulation to the foot...and no blood circulation means a dead hoof. No hoof, no hope for recovery. :(
I Googled Sesamoid Injury and this page has a ton of photos and articles, if you want to dive in.
https://www.google.com/search?q=x-ray+o ... =firefox-b
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:35 pm

"AND ALYSHEBA AMERICA'S HORSE HAS DONE IT!!!" ~ Tom Durkin 1988 Breeder's Cup Classic
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Flanders
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Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:09 am

Mula Gula died on March 3rd.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... dies-at-22
He was Lil E. Tee's best runner.
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Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:30 am

Raven wrote:
Ballerina wrote:Mourinho suffered a fatal injury in Santa Anita workout this morning; broke sesamoids, per Baffert http://bit.ly/2FNGG6a

And thus it begins. There is so much sadness mixed in with the happy time. Condolences to everyone connected with Mourinho.

http://live.drf.com/nuggets/41016-mouri ... er-baffert
Sad news RIP
BTW why didn't they try to save him? I guess he wasn't valuable as a stallion
Poor animals,they got to run for the money or they are disposable.
Not at all the case here.
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Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:17 am

I stand corrected
my apologies to the connections
You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched ~Faedus~
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Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:26 am

"We are sad to report the loss of the Mineshaft mare, It's Tricky, she passed away due to complications of foaling, she left us with Gotham Stakes winner, Enticed, who will continue her legacy on the track, Acorn Stakes winner, It's Tricky..."

She had been bred to Pioneer of the Nile. Foal did not survive either.
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Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:18 pm

Ballerina wrote:"We are sad to report the loss of the Mineshaft mare, It's Tricky, she passed away due to complications of foaling, she left us with Gotham Stakes winner, Enticed, who will continue her legacy on the track, Acorn Stakes winner, It's Tricky..."
She was in Barbara Livingston's In Memoriam video for 2017 and mariasmon posted she had passed sometime before that(she saw it on another forum I think).

Its weird that this Bloodhorse article said, "It's Tricky had only one other foal before she tragically died from the complications of laminitis in 2017"
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ide-legacy
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Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:29 pm

She died last year. From this Bloodhorse article:
It's Tricky had only one other foal before she tragically died from the complications of laminitis in 2017, according to Spaulding. She has a still unnamed 2-year-old filly by Ghostzapper who is in training with Eddie Woods near Ocala, Fla.
Read more: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ide-legacy
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Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:33 pm

Can't trust anything as gospel anymore.
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Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:00 pm

Flanders wrote:
Ballerina wrote:"We are sad to report the loss of the Mineshaft mare, It's Tricky, she passed away due to complications of foaling, she left us with Gotham Stakes winner, Enticed, who will continue her legacy on the track, Acorn Stakes winner, It's Tricky..."
She was in Barbara Livingston's In Memoriam video for 2017 and mariasmon posted she had passed sometime before that(she saw it on another forum I think).

Its weird that this Bloodhorse article said, "It's Tricky had only one other foal before she tragically died from the complications of laminitis in 2017"
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ide-legacy
I just saw the death report in JC Interactive Registration when someone asked me if she was bred last year and I dug a little deeper when I saw she wasn't.
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Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:20 pm

Elusive Quality has passed at 25...Smarty Jones derby call still gives me goosebumps. Elusive quality has produced many fine horses but to me smarty was one of the best

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -at-age-25
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Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:55 pm

Its weird that this Bloodhorse article said, "It's Tricky had only one other foal before she tragically died from the complications of laminitis in 2017"

Regarding the above sentence from the Bloodhorse article, if you read the whole article, the 'one other foal' is the now-2yo Ghostzapper filly she had after she had her two MdO offspring. She had a MdO filly who never raced, then had Enticed, followed by that last filly.
Stonerside's Spalding said this about the Ghostzapper filly. "She may be better than anything (It's Tricky) has had yet...She is a gorgeous filly that I always quite liked."
I hope he's right, giving It's Tricky an even greater legacy.
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Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:34 pm

Tom Benson, New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner and self-made billionaire, dies at 90
Tom Benson, the powerful and at times polarizing owner of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans, who delighted fans in his early years with his Benson Boogie and at times frustrated them with his frequent demands and threats to relocate the team, died Thursday (March 15), the teams announced in a statement. He was 90.

Benson was admitted to Ochsner Hospital in mid-February with flu-like symptoms that multiple sources said included a bout with pneumonia. He was moved to the intensive care unit days later and remained there until the time of his death. Benson's condition appeared to be improving in late February, according to a report issued by team officials, but his health took a downturn in recent days.

A self-proclaimed workaholic, he had reduced his work schedule and travel in recent weeks because of his declining health. His last regular day of work at the Saints-Pelicans Metairie offices was before the Mardi Gras holidays. He did not attend Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis and was forced to miss several Pelicans home games. A trip to his Paris, Kentucky, horse farm over Carnival weekend was cut short because he wasn't feeling well.

Born in New Orleans' 7th Ward, Benson ascended from his hardscrabble roots to become one of the wealthiest men in Louisiana by building a $2.8 billion business empire, according to a 2017 estimate by Forbes. After buying the Saints in 1985, he became one of the state's most influential and controversial figures.

To supporters, he was a kind and compassionate philanthropist who loved God, his family, the military and his hometown. To detractors, he was a cunning and cold-hearted businessman who valued money above all things. To the team's passionate fans, he was a lightning rod, alternately praised for rescuing the Saints from marauding out-of-town interests and pilloried for his bottom-line management style and awkward public relations skills.

"Tom Benson has invested his time, money and efforts into this great city for many, many years and because of his efforts and the work of countless others, New Orleans is back and better than ever," former Gov. Bobby Jindal said in 2014. "He believed in the Saints when not many people did, and his support for the team proved to be a game changer. The success of the Saints and Pelicans is due in large part to Tom's leadership and management over the years, and his contributions throughout this community represent multiple chapters in Louisiana's economic success story."

His finest years occurred late in his tenure. The hiring of Coach Sean Payton and signing of quarterback Drew Brees in early 2006 changed the course of the franchise, and, with it, Benson's perception in the community.

The Saints' magical run to the Super Bowl XLIV title in the 2009 season gave New Orleans its first major sports championship and cemented Benson's legacy.

"Tom Benson has been an outstanding owner of the Saints and a strong leader and contributor on various league matters for many years," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in 2015. "He created moments in NFL history that the city of New Orleans and football fans across the country will never forget."
More: http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/20 ... nts_2.html
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Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:50 pm

Coxswain broke down in the 4th at Gulfstream and was euthanized on the track. Jockey Ramon Gutierrez was moving, but was placed on a back board and transported to the hospital.
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Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:00 pm

Kenny McPeek @KennyMcPeek 29m
I’m sad to share that The Truth Or Else died suddenly walking back to the barn following his race today. Looks like a heart attack, but not certain. I’m sick to lose such a solid horse. 36 starts and $640k in earnings.
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Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:18 am

carole wrote:Kenny McPeek @KennyMcPeek 29m
I’m sad to share that The Truth Or Else died suddenly walking back to the barn following his race today. Looks like a heart attack, but not certain. I’m sick to lose such a solid horse. 36 starts and $640k in earnings.
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OMG - I am heart broken Rest in Peace - gone far too soon - condolences to connections
May they run with the WIND
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Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:55 am

G1 winner and promising sire Poet’s Voice is gone at only 11:

https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/b ... -11/323931
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