In Memoriam 2016

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Sparrow Castle
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Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:27 pm

Harry C. Meyerhoff, owner of Spectacular Bid, dies at 86
Harry C. Meyerhoff, who campaigned 1979 Kentucky Derby winner and 1980 Horse of the Year Spectacular Bid, died Thursday at the University of Maryland Shore Medical center at Easton from complications of a stroke. He was 86.
http://www.drf.com/news/harry-c-meyerho ... id-dies-86
TapitsGal
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Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:17 pm

Per Bloodhorse, 1999 Florida Derby winner Vicar is gone, died in Korea of a "throat obstruction"....poor boy what an awful way to go
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Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:01 pm

Oratory was euthanized "following an accident that occurred while he was recovering from surgery to address a nerve problem" :(

He was a very handsome son of Pulpit.

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BaroqueAgain1
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Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:45 am

I hate it when a horse re-injures him/herself waking up from surgery, and then has to be euthanized.
It seems like something that could be prevented, since we know that it might happen. I keep hoping that veterinary medicine will find a way to do that.
sweettalk
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Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:28 am

i thought the pools were a great idea but i've been shot down every time i've said that.
BaroqueAgain1
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Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:59 am

I think that not every vet hospital has a recovery pool, so that option isn't available for everyone. It's also possible that for some procedures, it might not be medically advisable for the horse's body to be submerged in water that is likely NOT completely sterile.
IIRC, some surgeries are so common and relatively simple that recovery is not supposed to be a problem. Most horses wake up and get back up just fine.
But when that rare bad recovery does happen..... :(
djnorth
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Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:56 am

The inspiration for my name, DJ North, a tough OH-bred campaigner who placed in a state-bred stakes, was euthanized due to the infirmities of old age. He ran mostly at Thistledown til age 14 and enjoyed a comfortable retirement with his owners. He earned Over $170,000 in purses that were not slots-inflated. He was 24.

Rest easy, sweet boy. (who may have become homicidal for enough carrots, a theory that was never tested!)
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Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:49 am

djnorth wrote:The inspiration for my name, DJ North, a tough OH-bred campaigner who placed in a state-bred stakes, was euthanized due to the infirmities of old age. He ran mostly at Thistledown til age 14 and enjoyed a comfortable retirement with his owners. He earned Over $170,000 in purses that were not slots-inflated. He was 24.

Rest easy, sweet boy. (who may have become homicidal for enough carrots, a theory that was never tested!)
So sorry to hear that, but sounds like he was much loved.
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Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:39 pm

He was very special.
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Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:08 pm

Steve Willard, Zenyatta's regular exercise rider, has passed away. Cancer.
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BaroqueAgain1
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Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:03 pm

That hurts. :(
IIRC, Steve sort of put off his retirement from working horses because of Zen. And she wasn't the easiest horse to work at the beginning. He called her 'a bit of a hussy,' and I think she dumped him on more than one occasion...but he ended up with a great relationship with the Big Mare.
Condolences to his family and friends.
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Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:25 pm

Deepest condolences to all his family and friends.
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Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:45 pm

David Grening ‏@DRFGrening
Kibble, pulled up and vanned off in AQU 7th, was diagnosed with pelvic fracture and was euthanized, per NYRA.

Kibble was a 4yo filly by Flatter out of Spring Mambo. May she rest in peace.
Izvestia
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Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:28 pm

Champion Timber Country is gone. He was gorgeous. Doesn't say what happened.

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Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:51 pm

Naughty Natisha died at age 22, she was found in her paddock. She was bred to Bodemeister for a 2016 foal, but they didn't mention anything about the baby so I'm guessing it wasn't good (I don't know that she had foaled yet).

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TapitsGal
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Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:55 pm

Timber Country and Naughty Nitasha on the same day..thats rough
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Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:56 pm

Northern Spur is gone as well per bloodhorse
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Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:06 pm

What a horse Northern Spur was. His BC Turf win was all heart.
The article mentioned he was sometimes turned out with a gelding, you don't see that very often.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... -spur-dies
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Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:23 am

Aussie Rules per Facebook due to a short illness involving a tumor
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Sparrow Castle
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Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:01 pm

Brad Free ‏@BradFree1
S'more Funny Fever euthanized after breaking down in stretch race 3 Santa Anita.

Always seems worse to me when they seem to be homebreds in a small operation. Condolences to the connections.
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