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Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:06 pm

Larry Zap ‏@larryzapeye 17m Sad to report that Take Control just went down working with Martin Garcia...jock got up...Take Control looks in real trouble. #justsad
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Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:07 pm

He's gone.
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Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:10 pm

second_glance wrote:He's gone.
Has it been confirmed? I couldn't find anything yet.
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Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:12 pm

amfuller wrote:
second_glance wrote:He's gone.
Has it been confirmed? I couldn't find anything yet.
Nevermind I just found something. Dang it!
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Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:13 pm

Zapeye confirmed it, as did Marcie Heacox, who was there to photograph horses working.
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Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:38 pm

DAMN, this one hurts :cry: R.I.P. "Vallenzeri" (I still liked that name).
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Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:22 pm

Point to ponder:

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Tweebster, irrefutable, global exchange, naseeb and take control. All dead, all owned by Kaleem Shah.



How long has Shah been in the game?
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Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:27 pm

The horse racing industry needs new owners to prosper. But, IMO, it could stand to lose certain owners...and Shah is one.
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Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:30 pm

second_glance wrote: How long has Shah been in the game?
Apparently a while:

http://www.drf.com/news/owner-kaleem-shah-racing-blood
Shah became a citizen in the early 1990s, giving up his Indian citizenship in the process. (“You can’t be married to two wives,” he explains.) A few years later he finally was able to indulge himself as a racehorse owner...
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Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:39 pm

pointgivenfan wrote:
second_glance wrote: How long has Shah been in the game?
Apparently a while:

http://www.drf.com/news/owner-kaleem-shah-racing-blood
Shah became a citizen in the early 1990s, giving up his Indian citizenship in the process. (“You can’t be married to two wives,” he explains.) A few years later he finally was able to indulge himself as a racehorse owner...
Okay. I was under the impression he hooked up with Baffert and started spending big bucks fairly recently, as in the last several years.
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second_glance wrote:
pointgivenfan wrote:
second_glance wrote: How long has Shah been in the game?
Apparently a while:

http://www.drf.com/news/owner-kaleem-shah-racing-blood
Shah became a citizen in the early 1990s, giving up his Indian citizenship in the process. (“You can’t be married to two wives,” he explains.) A few years later he finally was able to indulge himself as a racehorse owner...
Okay. I was under the impression he hooked up with Baffert and started spending big bucks fairly recently, as in the last several years.
I had no idea either until I found that article.
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Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:55 pm

Irrefutable was shahs horse too
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Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:12 pm

One of the most fragile horses in the game. He should've been retired ages ago. This was only a matter of time.

Just sad...
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As a baby.
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Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:45 pm

From Blood-Horse: BC Marathon Contender Take Control Euthanized

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... euthanized
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Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:16 pm

Santa Anita: Take Control, son of A.P. Indy and Azeri, euthanized

By Steve Andersen
http://www.drf.com/news/santa-anita-tak ... euthanized
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Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:36 pm

Had no idea they were pointing him to the BC Marathon, or the BC in general. And I have no idea why they would considering his record, his most recent race, etc.

Terrible news. :cry: Although we'd hate to see his soundness issues passed on, his breeding was just too good to not be at stud. I admired the fact that they didn't give up on him racing with all his issues, but at the same time you have to wonder maybe with those issues he should have been retired a while ago. There will always be mixed feelings about that. He had so much potential, this is so sad. RIP handsome boy. :cry:
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Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:52 pm

Poignant photo of trainer Vann Belvoir assisting Martin Garcia after he was thrown when Take Control went down: https://twitter.com/TheGallopOut/status ... 16/photo/1
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Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:25 am

If his soundness issues were that bad, he did not need to be at stud. I do not belong to the school that thinks the genes must be passed on just because the mommy was So and So and the daddy was
Whozit. Why pass unsoundness on?
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ElPrado2 wrote:If his soundness issues were that bad, he did not need to be at stud. I do not belong to the school that thinks the genes must be passed on just because the mommy was So and So and the daddy was
Whozit. Why pass unsoundness on?

I agree we don't need soundness issues passed on but there's also no guarantee his issues would have been. His breeding is/was just too damn good. You can't actually expect a son of A.P. Indy (who is gone too) and Azeri (who only has, now had, one son to stand stud in the U.S.) to get sold to some little girl as a companion horse.
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