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Sparrow Castle
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:19 pm

Thoroughbred Info @ThorobredInfo
From a $1,150,000 yearling to a $390 auction horse. Meet Souper Spectacular, the 11YO Giant’s Causeway half-brother to #Zenyatta who was rescued from a Georgia livestock auction last weekend. (Photo courtesy of new owner Mistie Moore Lewis.)
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WarBiscuit
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:24 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:19 pm
Thoroughbred Info @ThorobredInfo
From a $1,150,000 yearling to a $390 auction horse. Meet Souper Spectacular, the 11YO Giant’s Causeway half-brother to #Zenyatta who was rescued from a Georgia livestock auction last weekend. (Photo courtesy of new owner Mistie Moore Lewis.)
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Did he have some issues that caused him to be raced so lightly at 4 and 5 and then just quit? 9 career starts and not exactly a terrible racer. Wonder what happened? Skinny boy - glad to hear that he's safe now...

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Mylute
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:56 pm

Well, this is...interesting for the wrong reasons.

I see his name has "Souper" in it. I'm guessing he was owned by Live Oak at one time? Exactly how did a half-brother to Zenyatta by Causeway end up at a low-end auction? He obviously has no breeding value but still. Investigation time.
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Sparrow Castle
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:45 pm

Lots of folks asking these questions. He last raced on 6/14/2012 for Live Oak who bought him as a yearling. I think they are usually good at providing soft landings for their horses. I expect there's more to the story. Sounds like Thoroughbred Info has already spoken to his new owner and will be writing an article soon.
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mariasmon
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:47 pm

I recall when he was retired that Live Oak said he was gelded and would live out his days there in FL. Wonder what happened?
FlyToTheStars
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Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:13 am

I read tibits on facebook- looks like Live Oak sold him or something and ended up in wrong hands somewhere down the road. I wonder of the story behind him, itll be quite a tale if the horse can talk!

The farm seen friendly enough when I asked on My Typhoon recently.
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Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:35 am

FlyToTheStars wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:13 am
I read tibits on facebook- looks like Live Oak sold him or something and ended up in wrong hands somewhere down the road. I wonder of the story behind him, itll be quite a tale if the horse can talk!

The farm seen friendly enough when I asked on My Typhoon recently.
How is My Typhoon?
FlyToTheStars
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Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:06 am

ThreeMustangs wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:35 am
FlyToTheStars wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:13 am
I read tibits on facebook- looks like Live Oak sold him or something and ended up in wrong hands somewhere down the road. I wonder of the story behind him, itll be quite a tale if the horse can talk!

The farm seen friendly enough when I asked on My Typhoon recently.
How is My Typhoon?
She is well- in foal to Kitten's Joy... She aborted her 2018 Tiznow foal at 5 months. They mentioned she is not a straight forwarded mare reproductively- so far she is holding the 2019 foal.

Sound she is a hard keeper to hold her pregnancy which is unfortunate - I am not sure how many foals she had that survived birth.
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Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:05 pm

FlyToTheStars wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:06 am
ThreeMustangs wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:35 am
FlyToTheStars wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:13 am
I read tibits on facebook- looks like Live Oak sold him or something and ended up in wrong hands somewhere down the road. I wonder of the story behind him, itll be quite a tale if the horse can talk!

The farm seen friendly enough when I asked on My Typhoon recently.
How is My Typhoon?
She is well- in foal to Kitten's Joy... She aborted her 2018 Tiznow foal at 5 months. They mentioned she is not a straight forwarded mare reproductively- so far she is holding the 2019 foal.

Sound she is a hard keeper to hold her pregnancy which is unfortunate - I am not sure how many foals she had that survived birth.
She's had 6 out of a possible 10 foals.

2009 - He's A Cyclone, g. by Awesome Again
2010 - Endorphin's Fly, c. by Distorted Humor
2011 - no foal (Tapit)
2012 - Tsunami of Love, f. by Bernardini
2013 - no foal (Bernardini)
2014 - Souper Riptide, c. by Tapit
2015 - no foal (Bernardini)
2016 - Tappity Tappity, f. by Tapit
2017 - c. by Medaglia d'Oro
2018 - no foal (Tiznow)
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Mylute
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Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:55 pm

Racing Post did a piece on some Euro retirees.

https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/ ... ers/344500
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Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:05 pm

At Northern Horse Park, Last Impact (JPN - Deep Impact x Superior Pearl/Timber Country) has adjusted well to his second career. He was racing just last year.

photos via @nabecci on twitter
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Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:43 pm

Is he still an entire, or has he been gelded for his 2nd career?
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Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:04 pm

I've wondered that myself and am not sure... I *think* they geld them, or at least some of them, if google translate can be trusted. But the horse park has some big names like Delta Blues & Jaguar Mail, and it seems they do various programs like Thoroughbred outreach where they educate visitors about the famous retired racers, so I'm not sure.

tachyon might know?
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Mylute
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:34 pm

Some familiar names have been accepted/entered into the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover-

Conquest Pacemaker
Cozmic One
Croninthebarbarian
Mountain Music Man
I'malreadythere (Rosie Napravnik entry)
Lady of Rivendell

....and Smooth Roller

https://www.tbmakeover.org/horse-entries
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:46 pm

Smooth Roller is 17.3 hands :o
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Mylute
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:29 pm

Izvestia wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:46 pm
Smooth Roller is 17.3 hands :o
Wow. Forgot what a massive boy he is. Absolute unit.

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lurkey mclurker
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:30 pm

I like Rosie Napravnik's chestnut Irish-bred gelding, Our Emerald Forest. <3 That's a lovely write up about him.
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Flanders
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Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:27 am

Mylute wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:34 pm
Some familiar names have been accepted/entered into the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover-

Conquest Pacemaker
Cozmic One
Croninthebarbarian
Mountain Music Man
I'malreadythere (Rosie Napravnik entry)
Lady of Rivendell

....and Smooth Roller

https://www.tbmakeover.org/horse-entries
A few I recognized by their names, though not necessarily well known.

Secret Bid (Street Cry - Inside Information)
Smart Transition (Smart Strike - Zardana) won the 2012 Curlin S. at Saratoga.
Stormofthecentury won the G3 Turf Monster H. at Parx in 2012.
Street Jersey (Street Cry - Jersey Girl)
Strident (Street Cry - Storm Flag Flying)
BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:32 pm

Strident (Street Cry - Storm Flag Flying)
:shock:
With a pedigree like that, ending up in a Makeover program for retired horses would not have been what the breeder/owner hoped for. I presume Strident is now a gelding.
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Mylute
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Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:17 pm

They add new entries every day, so here’s some more interesting dudes I’ve spotted.

Bettys Bambino (Unusual Heat) a MGSW in California
The Love Monkey (The Green monkey) enough said
Mula Run (Mula Gula) a SP son of Lil E. Tee’s best son
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