In Memoriam 2019

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Sparrow Castle
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Fri May 24, 2019 5:50 pm

Crupi `Leaves a Huge Void’
The American Turf is a less colorful place today as horsemen everywhere mourn the loss overnight of one of its most vivid and accomplished characters, James “J.J.” Crupi. He was 79.

His many grieving friends in the business could comfort themselves that while Crupi had suffered health problems for some time, he had been able to persevere in what he loved doing—and did as well as the very best—right to the end. In fact, some of them had enjoyed listening to him holding court, despite his deteriorating health, on the opening day of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Old Sale this very week. For he had never allowed his difficulties to interfere with his ebullient embrace of life.

Only weeks ago, he had hit the headlines at the same company’s Gulfstream sale, topping the auction with a $3.65 million son of Curlin sold to agents Donato Lanni and Jamie McCalmont on behalf of M.V. Magnier. If he can justify his price, however, that colt will only be the latest in a litany of Grade I winners educated by Crupi at his New Castle Farm outside Ocala, including Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming (Bodemeister) and champion juvenile Uncle Mo (Indian Charlie).
More: http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/j-j-crupi-dies/
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Sat May 25, 2019 7:14 pm

C.J. Johnsen @ceejayjohnsen
3h3 hours ago
It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Colonel Samsen. Unfortunately, he suffered a heart attack while galloping this morning. Samsen was the first homebred that I was involved with & opened the door to many other opportunities. Thank you for everything, Samsen.
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Mon May 27, 2019 1:08 pm

Grade 1 Winner, Sire Geri Dies at 27

https://www.paulickreport.com/horse-car ... at-age-27/
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Mon May 27, 2019 7:36 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 7:14 pm
C.J. Johnsen @ceejayjohnsen
3h3 hours ago
It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Colonel Samsen. Unfortunately, he suffered a heart attack while galloping this morning. Samsen was the first homebred that I was involved with & opened the door to many other opportunities. Thank you for everything, Samsen.
Deepest condolences to you and all his other friends and fans, SC!
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Wed May 29, 2019 11:48 am

Yankee Fortune has passed away per old friends...game on dudes forever friend
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TapitsGal wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 11:48 am
Yankee Fortune has passed away per old friends...game on dudes forever friend
from arthritis that became unmanageable, and he was only 12. incredibly sad situation.
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Thu May 30, 2019 12:03 pm

On The Black Eyed Susan undercard, Congrats Gal suffered a heart attack after crossing the finish line of the Miss Preakness Stakes. Her connections were visibly distraught over the loss of their special filly. Here she is in the post parade and there were no signs of any problems prior to the incident.
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Thu May 30, 2019 12:50 pm

Cat Three B a 2yo bay colt suffered a compound fracture while pulling up on the backstretch of the Fasig-Tipton Mid-Atlantic sale in Timonium.

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Thu May 30, 2019 7:47 pm

California Stallion Atticus Dies at Age 27

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/bloo ... at-age-27/
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Fri May 31, 2019 8:19 am

Prairie Bayou wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 12:50 pm
Cat Three B a 2yo bay colt suffered a compound fracture while pulling up on the backstretch of the Fasig-Tipton Mid-Atlantic sale in Timonium. And of course not a word about this death, that I saw. Terrible.

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Fri May 31, 2019 8:54 am

Ziggypop wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 8:19 am
Prairie Bayou wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 12:50 pm
Cat Three B a 2yo bay colt suffered a compound fracture while pulling up on the backstretch of the Fasig-Tipton Mid-Atlantic sale in Timonium. And of course not a word about this death, that I saw. Terrible.

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Surprisingly, I had read about him breaking down in both the Paulick report and Bloodhorse. I recall being surprised that Fasig-Tipton admitted to it. His grandsire was Rock Hard Ten, and I cant help but think he looked a lot like him. I had a Rock Hard Ten mare, he really stamps his progeny with his looks. Poor babe.
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Fri May 31, 2019 1:33 pm

genuinerizk wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 8:54 am
Ziggypop wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 8:19 am
Prairie Bayou wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 12:50 pm
Cat Three B a 2yo bay colt suffered a compound fracture while pulling up on the backstretch of the Fasig-Tipton Mid-Atlantic sale in Timonium. And of course not a word about this death, that I saw. Terrible.

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Surprisingly, I had read about him breaking down in both the Paulick report and Bloodhorse. I recall being surprised that Fasig-Tipton admitted to it. His grandsire was Rock Hard Ten, and I cant help but think he looked a lot like him. I had a Rock Hard Ten mare, he really stamps his progeny with his looks. Poor babe.
Poor baby indeed. These 2YO under tack sales simply have got to stop.
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Fri May 31, 2019 2:12 pm

They really don't need to go that fast. He was on the turn pulling up so he wasn't going at rocket speed. It occurred when he switched leads according to the outrider.
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Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:56 am

I didn't see this when i searched, apologies if her death was already listed.

G1SW Aubby K. died in mid-March. Jane Lyon mentions her in the video and article:
https://look.thoroughbreddailynews.com/ ... mmer-wind/
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Flanders wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:56 am
I didn't see this when i searched, apologies if her death was already listed.

I wonder what happened? And I have not seen where this was mentioned.

G1SW Aubby K. died in mid-March. Jane Lyon mentions her in the video and article:
https://look.thoroughbreddailynews.com/ ... mmer-wind/
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Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:11 am

Ziggypop wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:23 pm
Flanders wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:56 am
I didn't see this when i searched, apologies if her death was already listed.
G1SW Aubby K. died in mid-March. Jane Lyon mentions her in the video and article:
https://look.thoroughbreddailynews.com/ ... mmer-wind/
I wonder what happened? And I have not seen where this was mentioned.
Its in the article and in the video, like I said.

I mean it doesn't say mid-March but in the video Jane Lyon said Aubby K. died suddenly and tragically when the filly was 6 weeks old.
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Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:34 am

Silk Justice (JPN), 1997 Arima Kinen (JPN-G1) winner and sire, has passed away at the age of 25 at Hatakeyama Ranch due to what I believe to be infirmities of old age. His other victories include the G2 Kyoto Daishoten, G3 Kyoto Yonsaitokubetsu, and Wakakusa Stakes. He was also placed in the G1 Japanese Derby, G2 Hanshin Daishoten, G3 Kyoto Daishoten, and G3 Mainichi Hai. He finished fourth two years in a row in the 1998 and 1999 G1 Tenno Sho Spring, behind Special Week and Mejiro Bright, respectively.

He retired with a record of 27: 5-3-3 and earnings of ¥457,970,000 ($4,226,147). He raced through age five.

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Foaled March 18, 1994, chestnut Silk Justice was a son of Brian's Time, out of the Santigo mare Yuwa Meld. Silk Justice is the sire of stakes winners Typical, Silk New Hit, Shihoneri, Wink Prayer, Simple Melody, Atomic Age, and Bashi Ken.

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Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:02 pm

G3 winner Laraaib suffered a fatal injury during training yesterday.
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Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:18 pm

In Korea champion supersire Menifee has died of a heart attack at the age of 23
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Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:30 pm

RugbyGirl wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:18 pm
In Korea champion supersire Menifee has died of a heart attack at the age of 23
https://korearacing.live
Good old Menifee - pretty decent racer. Brings back many memories, especially those Triple Crown races against Charismatic, and, of course, the Haskell. In following older runners at the bush tracks in the interior, I'm amazed at how often he shows up in the pedigrees. RIP Menifee...

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