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Sparrow Castle
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Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:07 pm

Louis Quatorze Dies of Heart Attack
It's been a rough week for American classic winners.

Louis Quatorze, winner of the 1996 Preakness Stakes (G1) and placed in five other grade 1 stakes, including the Breeders' Cup Classic, died of an apparent heart attack in his paddock at Murmur Farms two days before the death of dual classic winner Charismatic.

The 24-year-old son of Sovereign Dancer—On to Royalty, by On to Glory, was being called to the gate of his paddock after being out the morning of Feb. 17. As he galloped across the paddock to the gate, he collapsed and died immediately. He has been buried at Murmur Farm in Darlington, Md.
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Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:38 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:Louis Quatorze Dies of Heart Attack
It's been a rough week for American classic winners.

Louis Quatorze, winner of the 1996 Preakness Stakes (G1) and placed in five other grade 1 stakes, including the Breeders' Cup Classic, died of an apparent heart attack in his paddock at Murmur Farms two days before the death of dual classic winner Charismatic.

The 24-year-old son of Sovereign Dancer—On to Royalty, by On to Glory, was being called to the gate of his paddock after being out the morning of Feb. 17. As he galloped across the paddock to the gate, he collapsed and died immediately. He has been buried at Murmur Farm in Darlington, Md.
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... ium=social
The last few weeks have not been too kind. At least he made it to a decent age and was well cared for. Been following his 10yo son, Regal Warrior, over on the War Horse thread lately. RIP Louis Quatorze. If there is a horse heaven, the greeting room has been pretty crowded lately...

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Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:35 pm

I admit I haven't thought about Louis Quatorze in a long time, but I still remember what a good-looking horse he was.
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Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:46 pm

Starine wrote:I admit I haven't thought about Louis Quatorze in a long time, but I still remember what a good-looking horse he was.
He was a gorgeous colour, and that beautiful blaze.
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Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:11 am

WarBiscuit wrote:
Sparrow Castle wrote:Louis Quatorze Dies of Heart Attack
It's been a rough week for American classic winners.

Louis Quatorze, winner of the 1996 Preakness Stakes (G1) and placed in five other grade 1 stakes, including the Breeders' Cup Classic, died of an apparent heart attack in his paddock at Murmur Farms two days before the death of dual classic winner Charismatic.

The 24-year-old son of Sovereign Dancer—On to Royalty, by On to Glory, was being called to the gate of his paddock after being out the morning of Feb. 17. As he galloped across the paddock to the gate, he collapsed and died immediately. He has been buried at Murmur Farm in Darlington, Md.
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... ium=social
The last few weeks have not been too kind. At least he made it to a decent age and was well cared for. Been following his 10yo son, Regal Warrior, over on the War Horse thread lately. RIP Louis Quatorze. If there is a horse heaven, the greeting room has been pretty crowded lately...

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My friend from Maryland said there was a time you went to Pimilco or the PA tracks and there were a huge number of horses running that had Louis in their breeding. He got some nice runners over the years. Well done, Louis, rest in peace.
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Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:43 pm

Sun King, son of the late Charismatic, is officially pensioned and off to Old Friends.
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Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:09 pm

Old Friends? :?
I didn't used to have such a negative reaction to news of a retiree heading to OF, but now.... :(
And it being a son of Charismatic just seems to make the twinge worse.
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Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:49 pm

Maybe one of the families that have donated a horse to OF will request the installation of some security cameras, or the hiring of a night watchman. I am kind of surprised that a break in, fire, and the whole Charismatic thing hasn't stalled owners.
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Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:38 pm

I don't get why that would stall owners from sending their horses to Old Friends. I've volunteered there, and they take fantastic care of their horses. They get to be horses by being outside 24/7, although certain ones do come in for the evening. There was no way Charismatic was going to be saved even if there was a night watch person.
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Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:08 am

I'm thinking he could have easily had a hairline fracture that occurred during the plane ride to the US, or even before - then exacerbated by the trip. It could've easily gone undetected and unknowingly ignored and that little 'thud' of him lying down and shifting his hips would have been enough to make it finally crack fully and break.
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Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:03 am

Summer Bird wrote:I don't get why that would stall owners from sending their horses to Old Friends. I've volunteered there, and they take fantastic care of their horses. They get to be horses by being outside 24/7, although certain ones do come in for the evening. There was no way Charismatic was going to be saved even if there was a night watch person.
I agree with this. Charismatic's time had come and there was nothing anyone could do to prevent it. I feel like Charismatic and Security should be two separate conversations. As Northport mentioned, they did have a break in at the office and a barn fire, so I think increased security is definitely a conversation that should be had. It still wouldn't have affected the outcome for Charismatic, but it would give us a better idea as to when it happened.
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Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:27 pm

Wow, I guess there was absolutely zero interest in him as a stallion overseas. He isn't even that old.
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Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:05 pm

Toast of New York undergoing vet evaluation for possible return to racing. He's been standing stud in Qatar, but has been returned to the UK for the evaluation.

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Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:20 pm

Any updates on Lord Nelson? I'm hoping no news is good news.
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Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:25 pm

Starine wrote:Sun King, son of the late Charismatic, is officially pensioned and off to Old Friends.
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Bittersweet to welcome Charismatic's successful son $2 million earner SUN KING to his new home.
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Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:19 pm

Sun King is a gorgeous boy! It's hard to see because he's a totally different colour, but he has the same head and eyes as Charismatic (imo).
Handsome!
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Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:04 am

He's ribby. I wonder if he's just a hard keeper.
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Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:10 am

He also just got off the trailer from Louisiana, they're always going to lose a bit of weight shipping. He could be a hard keeper though, but they're never going look their best off the trailer.
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Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:39 am

Some of them are just ribby and hard keepers forever. Mine is. Also, I'd rather a little rib than some obese stallion - they look worse to me.
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