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mariasmon
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:33 pm

They did the right thing by Chelokee, sending him to AZ, though. He can breed some mares, see if he can pass on any of his talent and good looks, but he doesn't have to service a KY-sized book. More importantly, he has excellent on-site vet care available and a good climate for living with his injury. And he has a good team of people caring for him on a daily basis, plus it seems they're all very fond of him.
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:52 pm

I remember he was a running freak, and he's lucky to be alive. I think it's pretty cool he's breeding. He looks like a gentleman.

I looked it up. He had a complete dislocation of his ankle, shattered sesamoids. Ugly.
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:27 pm

There was a remark about him not being to go out into a pasture as a result of the damage, so I wonder how much mobility he actually has. Is he able to walk out in a small paddock to get some sun and fresh air? Is he able to breed naturally? Or are those yearlings the product of AI?
Which would mean that they might end up as great riding horses or fine sports horses, but not be able to race.
That's OK with me, as long as Chelokee's kids have a good future.
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mariasmon
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:31 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:There was a remark about him not being to go out into a pasture as a result of the damage, so I wonder how much mobility he actually has. Is he able to walk out in a small paddock to get some sun and fresh air? Is he able to breed naturally? Or are those yearlings the product of AI?
Which would mean that they might end up as great riding horses or fine sports horses, but not be able to race.
That's OK with me, as long as Chelokee's kids have a good future.
I think he is put in a dry lot, as opposed to a paddock with grass.
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:59 pm

mariasmon wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:There was a remark about him not being to go out into a pasture as a result of the damage, so I wonder how much mobility he actually has. Is he able to walk out in a small paddock to get some sun and fresh air? Is he able to breed naturally? Or are those yearlings the product of AI?
Which would mean that they might end up as great riding horses or fine sports horses, but not be able to race.
That's OK with me, as long as Chelokee's kids have a good future.
I think he is put in a dry lot, as opposed to a paddock with grass.
I read that comment as referring to the months immediately after his 2008 surgery, when he also required 24-hour monitoring. I do think they have mostly dry lots at the university.
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Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:23 pm

Chelokee has offspring racing, so no AI.
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Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:34 pm

There are photos of him turned out on a dry lot and turned out on grass on the U of Az's Racetrack Industry Program's Facebook page. Aside from that scary foot, he looks really good! He's definitely in the right hands there.
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Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:48 pm

Thanks for the info, guys. I'm glad that Chelokee does have a good quality of life, after all...and that he has offspring racing. He was a good racehorse and I hope does well as a sire.
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Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:29 pm

Happy 31st birthday to a very special horse -- the one, the only Ogygian!

Photo by Stan Grossfeld:

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Here's his page at the OF site: http://www.oldfriendsequine.org/horses/ogygian-24.html
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Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:46 pm

Happy birthday indeed! It was an honor to see him at Old Friends several years ago, and he still looks terrific.
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Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:35 pm

second_glance wrote:Happy 31st birthday to a very special horse -- the one, the only Ogygian!

Photo by Stan Grossfeld:

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Here's his page at the OF site: http://www.oldfriendsequine.org/horses/ogygian-24.html
Great picture. Looks like he's full of spirit yet! Happy Birthday old boy...

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Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:04 pm

Speaking of Chelokee, Flicker Doodle (Chelokee) just ran a good 2nd in the 3rd at Turf Paradise, a maiden claimer for state breds.
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Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:23 am

Love that photo of Ogygian and Michael.
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Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:04 am

Wow, he looks fantastic and very energetic for his age, good for him!
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Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:50 am

Happy Birthday to him!
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second_glance wrote:Happy 31st birthday to a very special horse -- the one, the only Ogygian!

Photo by Stan Grossfeld:

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Here's his page at the OF site: http://www.oldfriendsequine.org/horses/ogygian-24.html
Great picture of 2 wonderful men....Ogygian & Michael!
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Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:16 am

I remember when I visited Claiborne years ago, one of the grooms said Ogygian took a while to "get in the mood", so they would let him watch through a window to help speed things along when it was his turn. This earned him the nickname "porno horse"
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Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:34 am

From Juddmont's FB Page:

Eagles Peak finds a home in Barbados:

Eagles Peak has been purchased to stand in Barbados at the stud farm of Paul Noel, one of the Caribbean's leading breeders.

The Juddmonte Farms bred son of Galileo is out of the Group 2 winning Quest For Fame mare High Praise, a half-sister to Group 1 winning miler, and sire of Group 1 winner African Rose, Observatory.

The six-year-old was trained by Sir Michael Stoute to win two of his four starts. He also finished sixth to Al Kazeem in the Group 3 Gordon Richards Stakes last year.

"I am delighted that Eagles Peak is going to stand in Barbados," Stoute said. "He is a quality horse with a grand temperament and possessed the ability to win stakes races in Europe."

Eagles Peak, believed to be the first son of Galileo to stand anywhere in the Caribbean, was purchased for Noel by bloodstock agent Richard Venn.

Noel said: "I am thrilled to have Eagles Peak in Barbados. He is an exceptionally good-looking horse and Galileo has been champion sire in Europe for the last four years. He is, of course, the sire of the mighty Frankel.

"Eagles Peak's dam, High Praise, won several Group races in France. Her first four foals are all winners and Eagles Peak is her highest rated progeny.

"Racing is all about having high expectations and I can't wait to see his first two-year-olds in action at the Garrison Savannah in 2017."

Venn added: "The stallion will be a huge asset to Barbadian mare owners. I am excited about his prospects and delighted to have negotiated his purchase, which is my first for a Caribbean client."
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Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:58 pm

I wouldn't mind going to the Caribbean myself. Guess this guy won the stallion lottery for nice places to live.
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Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:19 pm

Coolmore's Camelot and Declaration of War will shuttle to Australia this year.
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