In memoriam 2018

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Postby lurkey mclurker » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:08 pm

Absolutely heartbreaking. :((((((((
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Postby Catalina » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:32 am

Fly with the angels, little Emmy. My deepest sympathy to her family.
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Postby Sparrow Castle » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:09 pm

Olin Gentry at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale
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Prominent Horseman Olin Gentry Dies at Age 51
The acorn didn't fall far from the tree when it came to Olin B. Gentry and horsemanship.

The son and grandson of two iconic figures in the Thoroughbred industry, Gentry died June 16 at age 51, one day after he collapsed while attending the Ocala Breeders' Sales June 2-year-olds in training sale in Ocala, Fla.

Gentry is survived by his son, Olin Gentry II, and his life partner, Athena Gentry.

Gentry was the son of the Tom Gentry, an innovative horseman who died in October at age 80 and whose sales techniques ushered in a new era into the yearling sales arena with showmanship and entertainment. He was the grandson of Olin Gentry, who managed Darby Dan Farm, King Ranch, and Gainesway Farm.

"He brought horsemanship expertise par excellence to the partnership," said Tom VanMeter, who had been partners with Gentry in various equine ventures, mostly recently VanMeter/Gentry Sales. "We've been partners on and off in horse deals and other entrepreneur projects for at least 25 years. He was always there. He knew how to look a horse, he knew pedigrees, and he knew how to relate with clients. He was an amazing partner and an amazing horseman.

"He was bred into it," VanMeter said, noting that Gentry began working with his father at an early age. "We have a photo of him showing Terlingua to buyers at the yearling sale when he was 8. The important thing about that photo is that at age 8 his eyes are only on Terlingua's eyes. The sign of a true horseman."

Terlingua, sold to trainer D. Wayne Lukas at the Keeneland July sale and purchased her for $275,000 for the partnership of Barry Beal and L.R. French Jr., was a three-time grade 2 winner who made a lasting contribution to the industry as the dam of leading sire Storm Cat.

Gentry was instrumental in the success of the John R. Gaines Bloodstock in partnership with the former Gainesway Farm owner and then with Thomas R. Gaines operated Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds.


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Postby interco » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:30 pm

George Weaver's Freeze The Account broke down midstretch dueling for lead in Belmont 4th 6/17/18. RIP.
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Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:28 pm

I think I saw that race, and the horse who went wrong tried to keep going, all while struggling to maintain its feet. As it fell, it took down the horse to its inside, throwing that horse into the inside rail.
RIP Freeze the Account, but, with as violent as that two-horse spill was, we are lucky that we didn't lose two horses and/or the two riders who went down hard.
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