RIP Caixa Electronica

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Jeff wrote:
Kay16 wrote:
Jeff wrote:
Read somewhere else it was before sunrise.

Regardless, their jobs are risky enough. Riding on the track, with other riders and horses, in the dark is even more risky.
Paulick, DRF and NYRA all report it occurred at approximately 8 a.m.

Where did you read otherwise?

Why does it matter? Six Drivers was a loose horse.
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Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:17 pm

Such heartbreaking news of "Caixa" and Six Drivers, but especially of Caixa Eletronica, a name that has become a regular to so many of us. My condolences to all those concerned with both horses. A really sad day.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/04/us/new-yo ... isqus-area

http://www.pedigreequery.com/caixa+eletronica
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Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:46 pm

Six Drivers was a NY Bred as well...a son of Sunriver
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Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:12 pm

from an interview with Repole a while ago:

Who’s your favorite horse who never won Horse of the Year?
"Caixa Electronica – the coolest and funniest horse that I own and will ever own."


Feel really bad for the connections. That just sucks. :(
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Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:20 pm

Life At Zen wrote:
second_glance wrote:Both horses died instantly.
A small prayer answered.
Amen to that, at least neither suffered very long. Hopefully he never knew what hit him..... and Six Drivers never knew what he hit. I feel so horrible for Repole, he annoys the living begeezies out of me but he does care deeply for his horses and we all know Caxia Eletronica had a special place in his heart. RIP to this iron warrior. He definitely paid the iron price.
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Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:41 pm

Terrible news! RIP to them all.
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Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:17 am

Terrible, what a freak accident. From reading around, they said both horses died on impact, which is a small blessing.

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Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:23 pm

The incident is even being reported in the UK by Horse & Hound magazine...
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Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:52 pm

So sad. This is one of the only photos I have of him. Unfortunately the only times I've seen him was at Charles Town at night. RIP Caixa Eletronica.

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Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:33 pm

Just when you think you've seen and heard it all in this sport, something comes along that makes you cry from the bottom of your heart. This was that time for me.

When I saw this last week, I bawled like I haven't bawled since I watched John Henry's memorial service, and that wasn't even tragic.

There's a special corner of Heaven for Caixa. Thank God it was quick. Bless his heart.
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Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:06 pm

Thanks Praire...I think that's a beautiful picture of Caixa. What a rough few weeks it's already been. My heart is heavy with this loss. RIP Caixa. You will definitely be missed.

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Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:04 pm

Great Jerry Bossert piece today on Caixa


According to Repole, who talked with Castro after the accident, Caixa Eletronica saved the jockey’s life. Castro told Repole that, rather than trying to turn away at the last second, Caixa put his head down to protect Castro and avoid having the loose horse directly hit the exercise rider broadside.
“He was a warrior on the track and he died a warrior,” Repole said of Caixa Eletronica, whom he had cremated and whose ashes he will bury at Todd Pletcher’s barn at Belmont Park.


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more- ... z2qnIpMCJd
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Sound of Freedom wrote:Great Jerry Bossert piece today on Caixa


According to Repole, who talked with Castro after the accident, Caixa Eletronica saved the jockey’s life. Castro told Repole that, rather than trying to turn away at the last second, Caixa put his head down to protect Castro and avoid having the loose horse directly hit the exercise rider broadside.
“He was a warrior on the track and he died a warrior,” Repole said of Caixa Eletronica, whom he had cremated and whose ashes he will bury at Todd Pletcher’s barn at Belmont Park.


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more- ... z2qnIpMCJd
OMG - in tears again...
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Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:11 am

It was a nice mention Pletcher made last night about CE at the Eclipse awards.
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Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:26 pm

horsefan wrote:It was a nice mention Pletcher made last night about CE at the Eclipse awards.
I agree. I hadn't thought about him doing that if he won, but I thought it was very touching and nice recognition for such a neat horse.
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