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by RuffiantoRags
Thu May 04, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Kentucky Derby Pace thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 2549

Re: Kentucky Derby Pace thoughts

After reading article after article I get so confused on who to bet I still don't know.
All I need to know is 1) what horses have already won at Churchill Downs and 2) who has run well in the mud.

Any help is appreciated!
by RuffiantoRags
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: California Chrome
Replies: 3642
Views: 400686

Re: California Chrome

The video of Chrome out in his paddock was nice, but I wonder how soon it will be when his handlers will regret his habit of rearing as if it was play. That is not a good habit to have for someone on the other end of his lead, especially for such a tall strong stallion. That could end in disaster if...
by RuffiantoRags
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: In memoriam 2017
Replies: 385
Views: 74752

Re: In memoriam 2017

Certainly not as famous as all the recent other loses, we lost one of our older farm broodmares after her valiant try to deliver us a colt, but he too was lost. Blessed are the broodmares. RIP old gal and little one.
by RuffiantoRags
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: Happiness
Replies: 1481
Views: 189846

Re: Happiness

Thank you all!
by RuffiantoRags
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: Happiness
Replies: 1481
Views: 189846

Re: Happiness

Glad to report that I am home from the hospital after a second scare with a blood clot in my leg. The first hosptalization, 15 days long, with 2 neck surgeries (antierer and postier fustion) the 3 rounds of chemo treatment for the tumor in my neck causing myeloma. The blood clot is better, I'm on bl...
by RuffiantoRags
Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses
Replies: 5187
Views: 647407

Re: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses

Bonita Bianca , 2yo filly (Curlin - Friendly Michelle, by Artax) won the Maid of the Mist S. at Belmont on Saturday(10/22). This is her 2nd win in 2 starts. Very happy for this promising filly, she was offered in many a sale for anyone to grab, finally someone saw some future talent in her. How cou...
by RuffiantoRags
Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3748
Views: 354939

Re: The VENT Thread

supposed to be going to aus in a month. communication my host (my current SO) has been... unreliable lately. That is a looooooong way to go for unreliable communication :( finally got a hold of him -_- he was already apologizing abt work (he works with parks and gardens for the city, and had to do ...
by RuffiantoRags
Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3748
Views: 354939

Re: The VENT Thread

Starine wrote:Wow, I am so glad they caught the tumor-vertebrae situation before it could have turned into something truly terrible. Here's to a speedy recovery.
Thank you! Im in positive spirits :D
by RuffiantoRags
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3748
Views: 354939

Re: The VENT Thread

Catalina wrote:Wishing you a speedy recovery without any bumps in the road, RtoR!
Thank you! I'm very fortunate to be here and have the friends and family that relentlessly kept my nerves calm, and send me well wishes daily!
by RuffiantoRags
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3748
Views: 354939

Re: The VENT Thread

That is an amazing/scary story. :o Your decision to go to the ER on Tuesday was fortuitous, to say the least. Makes the complaint I was thinking of posting about jury duty seem pretty trivial. :oops: I hope you have a complete recovery and that the tumor tests benign. And may all your Breeders' Cup...
by RuffiantoRags
Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3748
Views: 354939

Re: The VENT Thread

Well after weeks of taking muscle relaxers, pain pills, prednisone, prescribed by my personal physican, and sitting 9 hrs at the Saratoga Sale, on Tuesday morning I drove myself to the hospital. ER doctor took a cat scan and literally told me to NOT MOVE, they put a neck collar on me and strapped me...
by RuffiantoRags
Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3748
Views: 354939

Re: The VENT Thread

Wow, thank you all for your tips, sharing your experiences, and future outlook. I am trying my best.
by RuffiantoRags
Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3748
Views: 354939

Re: The VENT Thread

Re: Pinched nerves in neck...yeah, I used to have them. When they'd hit, I'd have terrible, agonizing muscle spasms in my upper traps/neck...so bad I couldn't lie down. I remember spending a couple of nights trying to rest sitting up in a chair, because I couldn't lie down and get up again. X-rays ...
by RuffiantoRags
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The movie thread
Replies: 958
Views: 122098

Re: The movie thread

So excited that the movie Snowman has come to town and I'll be able to see it this weekend! May just make me forget my agony pinched nerve in my neck for a couple hours!
by RuffiantoRags
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3748
Views: 354939

Re: The VENT Thread

Anyone ever suffer through a pinched nerve in your neck? This is horrendous pain in my neck and shoulder. Living on pain pills, muscle relaxers and physical therapy. Have any hints on dealing with the pain, exercises, and does PT really help?
by RuffiantoRags
Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Fasig-Tipton November Sale (2016)
Replies: 33
Views: 7462

Re: Fasig-Tipton November Sale (2016)

How has Glittering Tax done when bred to other stallions ( if she has been )? If I were the owner, I'd sure like another chance to get a quality offspring like Miss Temple City. Her two stakes winners are both by Temple City. She has 5 winners from 6 starters. Her 2yo hasn't started. The farm I wor...
by RuffiantoRags
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Trivia & Games
Topic: Racehorses A-Z
Replies: 2775
Views: 216719

Re: Racehorses A-Z

Vicar
by RuffiantoRags
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Trivia & Games
Topic: Horse Name Game
Replies: 2623
Views: 193172

Re: Horse Name Game

D'Funnybone
by RuffiantoRags
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2016 Two-year-olds
Replies: 255
Views: 36056

Re: 2016 Two-year-olds

I hear the NY Bred white colt, "Artic Storm Cat" is at Belmont training (Gary Contessa) with 2 breezes recorded. Does anyone hang around Belmont that can get a picture?
by RuffiantoRags
Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Rachel's Valentina
Replies: 152
Views: 24523

Re: Rachel's Valentina

Northport wrote:Rachel's Valentina has been retired

http://www.stonestreetfarms.com/2016/07 ... valentina/
I think because she's just so valuable to keep that family going.