Battle of Midway

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Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:29 pm

WTF is going on at Santa Anita, 3 horses dead in 24 hrs. I sure hope there will be questions asked because us racing fans need answers! Not that 1 horse is more important than another but these owners just lost their dreams and Battle of Midway is a high profile horse that will be no longer. He proved that once a race horse, always a race horse. RIP all 3!
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Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:45 pm

And here we almost had a positive story of a subfertile stallion returning to training and regaining his top form. RIP. Condolences to the connections.
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Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:16 pm

Northport wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:45 pm
And here we almost had a positive story of a subfertile stallion returning to training and regaining his top form. RIP. Condolences to the connections.
Has a horse ever successfully done this? I wonder how hormones play into it with bone density and stuff.

This game is painful.
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Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:41 pm

"The highest of highs and the lowest of lows"... always rings true. I can't imagine what BoM's people are going through tonight.
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Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:38 am

Somnambulist wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:16 pm
Northport wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:45 pm
And here we almost had a positive story of a subfertile stallion returning to training and regaining his top form. RIP. Condolences to the connections.
Has a horse ever successfully done this? I wonder how hormones play into it with bone density and stuff.

This game is painful.
Al Kazeem comes to mind.
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Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:11 am

Catching up with Twitter and saw this...don't know the name of the dam.

Mathea Kelley @MakMathea4
9h9 hours ago
Condolences to everyone who loved Battle of Midway. At least he will have a few foals to carry on his name. Here is a Battle of Midway filly photographed yesterday at Burleson Farm. She is strong, healthy and fast! @WinStarFarm @HarasDonAlberto
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https://twitter.com/MakMathea4/status/1 ... 3713642501

Found this on Burleson Farm's Twitter account, likely the same filly:

Burleson Farm @BurlesonFarm - Feb 15
We welcomed this super star by @WinStarFarm 's BATTLE OF MIDWAY this morning!
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https://twitter.com/BurlesonFarm/status ... 4015069184

And this was in the replies:
Sara Draper @SaraRaeDraper - Feb 19
Replying to @BurlesonFarm @WinStarFarm
Filly 2 Colt 0
Still waiting on:
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Delicate Affair
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Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:33 am

I've been a avid racing fan since the early 60s and all breakdowns are tragic but this one is really tough to swallow. RIP Battle Of Midway.
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Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:04 am

I would be more worried about the changes in bone density due to the break from training than hormones. Tbred colts are working as yearlings, even if not ridden. I'd think that it is difficult to guage how much bone density is lost due to the let down process.
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Mylute wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:38 am
Somnambulist wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:16 pm
Northport wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:45 pm
And here we almost had a positive story of a subfertile stallion returning to training and regaining his top form. RIP. Condolences to the connections.
Has a horse ever successfully done this? I wonder how hormones play into it with bone density and stuff.

This game is painful.
Al Kazeem comes to mind.
Well, not George Washington or Toormore, who both broke down after returning to training. Or Starspangledbanner and Reckless Abandon, who never got back to Group winning form. I guess Toast of New York is still working away with okay results.
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Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:08 am

Bertrando stood a season at stud then went back into training.
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Beautiful colt By battle of Midway Was born last night I have the Pic s saved but Still not sure of How to Post them here
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Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:57 pm

Somnambulist wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:16 pm
Northport wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:45 pm
And here we almost had a positive story of a subfertile stallion returning to training and regaining his top form. RIP. Condolences to the connections.
Has a horse ever successfully done this? I wonder how hormones play into it with bone density and stuff.

This game is painful.
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Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:57 pm

I wasn’t trying to discount your theory Som, I was just headed to the barn, one of my geldings has chronic Mud Fever......just another glamorous day on the hobby farm.

Besides Seabiscuit and the aforementioned Bertrando, there was a CA breeder named Kjell Qvale who would breed stallions during the breeding season and then bring them back around Del Mar time and race them through late February. He had some success with it. His best known horse was Silky Sullivan who he bought late in the horse’s career and then owned him as a stallion. He may have done it with him, but that was before my time. I know Qvale did it with Silveyville and Variety Road and won a graded stake with Silveyville. Reddam and Doug O’Neil did it with Square Eddie a few years back.
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Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:27 pm

prides2259 wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:20 pm
Beautiful colt By battle of Midway Was born last night I have the Pic s saved but Still not sure of How to Post them here
Sorry, prides2259, I forgot to respond to this post. Was this a picture of the Delicate Affair colt? I posted that one in the 2019 Foals thread in the Breeding section.

To post a picture from another source (like Twitter, Facebook, some articles), you don't need to save the picture. Right click on it and highlight "Copy image address." Then click on the photo "Insert image" icon on the bar above this text box and paste the link in the middle.

There are many more steps involved in uploading a personal photo which Catalina outlined on the 12 page of the 2019 Foals thread in the Breeding section. Sweettalk recommended using http://www.imgur.com rather than tinypics.
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Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:48 pm

Wasn't there a bit of a hoopla when Shelbe Ruiz scratched her horse because she felt that the track wasn't safe to run on and then she got in trouble over saying the track wasn't safe and they didn't care about the horses?

Edit: here it is https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ck-scratch

Could just be coincidence that 3 died, although within 24 hours it makes your wonder obviously...
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Somnambulist wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:16 pm
Northport wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:45 pm
And here we almost had a positive story of a subfertile stallion returning to training and regaining his top form. RIP. Condolences to the connections.
Has a horse ever successfully done this? I wonder how hormones play into it with bone density and stuff.

This game is painful.
Assault. He wasn't quite the horse he was before his comeback but managed to win his second Brooklyn Handicap.
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Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:17 pm

Qvale probably kept his horses in light training during the breeding season. It likely kept them easier to handle. A performance breed stallion is kept in training during breeding season. I can't see any reason a Tbred stallion should be any different other than the concept that Tbreds are holy. ;)
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ElPrado2 wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:17 pm
Qvale probably kept his horses in light training during the breeding season. It likely kept them easier to handle. A performance breed stallion is kept in training during breeding season. I can't see any reason a Tbred stallion should be any different other than the concept that Tbreds are holy. ;)
Performance breed stallions are doing AI, not live cover, so they are in the shed much less and is much easier to schedule things around (vs a TB stallion who has mares shipped to him to be bred when they come into heat).
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Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:32 pm

Battle of Midway returned to racing last August (and obviously was training before that), I doubt seriously he had bone density issues relative to "inactivity", that feedback mechanism is pretty quick. And on a side note, BOM's fertility issues were not hormone related.
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katmandu wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:32 pm
Battle of Midway returned to racing last August (and obviously was training before that), I doubt seriously he had bone density issues relative to "inactivity", that feedback mechanism is pretty quick. And on a side note, BOM's fertility issues were not hormone related.
Other than physically breeding with mares I doubt BOM's time as a retiree was much different from just having a layoff.
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