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by Sparrow Castle
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The greatness of a nation and its moral progress
Replies: 137
Views: 22264

Re: The greatness of a nation and its moral progress

If you want to spend some time grieving, along with giving honor to the hapless victims of these disgusting, greedy and soulless people, WesternCanadianOTTB has been tweeting about the horses who are still missing though likely dead, scattered among the bones in the piles left behind. Though still a...
by Sparrow Castle
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The WAR HORSE Chronicles
Replies: 1014
Views: 181057

Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

This PR-bred hard working guy has been honored here for years. Grandsire is Seattle Slew. Happy trails, Reservado! Shelley Blodgett @ShelleyBlodgett 23m Warhorse RESERVADO ... Kelley sent me this today @CaribbeanOTTB farm. His first turnout as an OTTB at age 13 after 105-starts ! He’s much calmer to...
by Sparrow Castle
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Why chrome was sold
Replies: 18
Views: 1011

Re: Why chrome was sold

Liz Crow @LCrow11 7h We purchased 4 California Chrome yearlings in 2019 and all have developed and changed the right way so far. Excellent movers with athletic big strides. Pictured left to right by dams name: Edit ($230k), Journey On ($50k), Magnificent Song ($175k), Sky Glow ($90k). Exciting! http...
by Sparrow Castle
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: In Memoriam 2019
Replies: 427
Views: 51739

Re: In Memoriam 2019

According to the CTBA, the following stallions have passed in 2019 (who haven't been mentioned already). Time to Get Even (Stephen Got Even) b. 2004 - G3W, he is the sire of MSP Xingontothebone and Time for Angie . His passing must have been recent, as Lovacres Ranch still lists him on their site w...
by Sparrow Castle
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 BC Classic
Replies: 61
Views: 4538

Re: 2019 BC Classic

Comparing Equine Injury Rates Suggests U.S. Can Improve An examination of three other major international jurisdictions suggests room for improvement in United States racing when it comes to equine fatalities during racing, although in some specific categories the U.S. is closer or comparable to ot...
by Sparrow Castle
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: New Stallions of 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 7955

Re: New Stallions of 2020

"i can guarantee it, no one remembers him for that reason...." I'm pretty sure most members of this forum ( to say nothing of actual breeders ) remember his two World Cup wins quite well, even if you don't. :P Oh, absolutely I remember MOST his two World Cups, the only horse to do it! And that got ...
by Sparrow Castle
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Question about breakdowns
Replies: 15
Views: 1258

Re: Question about breakdowns

These discussions seem to be all over different threads, so hard to know where this belongs. I agree with you, Vandalay. Those crooked trainers need to go and that they are tolerated because they fill races is the reason I do not think track owners are the best entities to lead meaningful change. It...
by Sparrow Castle
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2019 Foals
Replies: 938
Views: 97554

Re: 2019 Foals

RugbyGirl wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:02 pm
Black Caviar has just had her latest foal a colt by I Am Invincible

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via breednet
How sweet! Thanks, RugbyGirl.
by Sparrow Castle
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Keeneland November 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 4935

Re: Keeneland November 2019

Really surprised Take Charge Brandi only went for $3.2 million when she sold in 2015 for $6 million. Also being that she is a 1/2 to Omaha Beach, she is only 7, her first foal is only 2 and her female family(being a grand daughter of Take Charge Lady). In 2015 and 2019, Hill n Dale is listed as the...
by Sparrow Castle
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Tragedy hits Santa Anita again
Replies: 124
Views: 6715

Re: Tragedy hits Santa Anita again

Yeah, I follow Graham Motion on Twitter and he's been spot on about the need for improvement in this sport. My initial reaction was similar...like "oh God no, just two furlongs away after two straight days of great racing..." I keep coming back to this quote in a letter to the editor printed last Ap...
by Sparrow Castle
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Tragedy hits Santa Anita again
Replies: 124
Views: 6715

Re: Tragedy hits Santa Anita again

TDN Podcast: Pletcher on Mongolian Groom Tragedy: We Have To Do Better In this week’s TDN Writers’ Room Podcast, future Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher didn’t mince words when talking about the breakdown of Mongolian Groom (Hightail) in the Breeders’ Cup Classic and the rash of breakdowns that h...
by Sparrow Castle
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Tragedy hits Santa Anita again
Replies: 124
Views: 6715

Re: Tragedy hits Santa Anita again

Interesting article with details I haven't seen reported elsewhere. Later in the article are the reasons he was on the vet's list twice, and his vet's take on the type of injury he suffered. Vet, Trainer Say Mongolian Groom Sound Before Classic Veterinarian Vince Baker and trainer Enebish Ganbat bot...
by Sparrow Castle
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: New Stallions of 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 7955

Re: New Stallions of 2020

Well, dang. Was hoping he would race another year. Racing Post @RacingPost Thunder Snow , the only dual winner of the Dubai World Cup, has been retired to stud, trainer Saeed bin Suroor has confirmed https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EIn83TwX0AEVr5e?format=jpg&name=medium https://www.racingpost.com/news/l...
by Sparrow Castle
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: New Stallions of 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 7955

Re: New Stallions of 2020

Nicole Russo @DRFRusso 6m Per release, @spendthriftfarm has set #BC19 Classic winner Vino Rosso 's introductory stud fee at 30K, and Sprint winner Mitole at 25K. Nicole Russo @DRFRusso 4m RLT: @spendthriftfarm has set Omaha Beach 's initial fee at 40K for 2020, subject to change pending future race ...
by Sparrow Castle
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Keeneland November 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 4935

Re: Keeneland November 2019

Cross-posting this from the 2019 Fasig-Tipton November Sale thread: Just a reminder for Battle of Midway fans...this is from an October article. But Battle of Midway’s saga, which appeared to be on an upward trajectory, came to a tragic end just three weeks later, when the 5-year-old sustained a fat...
by Sparrow Castle
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2019 Fasig-Tipton November Sale
Replies: 81
Views: 5656

Re: 2019 Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Just a reminder for Battle of Midway fans...this is from an October article. But Battle of Midway’s saga, which appeared to be on an upward trajectory, came to a tragic end just three weeks later, when the 5-year-old sustained a fatal injury in a work at Santa Anita. His loss makes his handful of fo...
by Sparrow Castle
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 BC Filly and Mare Sprint
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Re: 2019 BC Filly and Mare Sprint

Anyone here been following twitter.com/CovfefeHorse? Funny stuff posted by Brad Cox's team, reminds me a lot of Giant Oak's posts here back in the day. Yes, it really is a hoot! Good to laugh right now. OutFrontCNN @OutFrontCNN What started as a Twitter typo in Washington, finished first in a footr...
by Sparrow Castle
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 21794

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

Oh, I too think some of TSG's reforms were good. And I definitely think they could do more. Disclosure of veterinary records and the diagnostic scanning machines may be even more important to horse health and safety than what they've already done. And the data says there are fewer fatalities on synt...
by Sparrow Castle
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 21794

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

Feinstein Post-Breeders’ Cup: ‘It’s Clear That Not Enough Has Changed’ Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement after Mongolian Groom was euthanized due to injuries sustained while racing in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., on Saturday: “It br...
by Sparrow Castle
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Horse Followings
Topic: Constitution Foals
Replies: 15
Views: 924

Re: Constitution Foals

He was impressive! Tom Ryan @TomRyanKY ·2h Independence Hall pops a 101 Beyer winning today. Another CONSTITUTION 2yo with raw talent that will only improve with age. Constitution himself didn’t make the races as a 2yo. He has four graded stakes winners to date.He might be the one... @WinStarCEO htt...