In memoriam 2018

peeptoad
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Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:37 am

lurkey mclurker wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:57 pm

On another note, Peeptoad - I didn't interpret your post as an "outburst" in a negative way? Speaking only for myself, of course, but I thought you were passionate while respectful. I think we all wish that social media, used thoughtlessly or by trolls, would avoid throwing gasoline on a tire fire and just STFU sometimes... :roll:
Thanks, lurkey
roxyllsk
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Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:52 pm

RuffiantoRags wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:00 pm
I am so upset about the comments regarding the euthanasia of Soaring Empire on The Blood Horse article. I work on the farm and I saw this animal struggle with his blindness. It took 3 people 2 hrs to get him to walk from his paddock to into the barn because the horse refused to walk because he couldn't see anymore. He was struggling days before that but went out anyway. We called his Optomologist immediately who came out that same day and we treated him with 3 meds aggressively to reduce the inflammation. That did improve but when his doctor was now able to see the size of the cataract (90%)she said it is not operable and it's all up to the horse if he would trust his handler to lead him out of his stall. We tried for 2 weeks to get him out of his stall and he refused. How the hell can people made comments that it is all for money. The farm doesn't even own him, a syndicate did and they followed what the veterinarian thought was best for the horse. He would have been dangerous to breed with and his quality of life was not suitable for any horse. We are hurting for the loss, we miss him, and I hope that one of his future sons can run up the track like Soaring Empire did and continue his legacy. Please understand, it was a decision that was made with a group of owners and a veterinarian. RIP Soaring Empire.
The people who made those comments likely have never dealt with a horse that suddenly loses their vision. I've had 2 go blind on me. One handled it just fine. One didn't. She was a danger to herself and to everyone else and the kindest thing to do was put her to sleep. It absolutely broke my heart to make that decision but it was even more heartbreaking to see her struggling, terrified, and not understanding what had happened.

The Bloodhorse article was pretty vague about what happened, perhaps if they had added more information about his condition and what had been done the nasty comments wouldn't have happened.

I am truly, deeply sorry for your loss and for your heartbreak. This was the right thing to do for this horse.
genuinerizk
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Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:28 pm

2 sad deaths today. Sambucca Steve in race 1 at gulfstream. He used to hold some track records at mahoning, not sure if they still stand. And in race 3 at Aqueduct, a horrific wreck. Consensus Thinking broke down and ran in front of Gnarly who crashed into him. Jose Lezcano transported to the hospital. :cry:
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Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:37 pm

Very sad indeed.

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From @DRFDunleavy, best possible news on Jose Lezcano who escaped Thursday's 3rd race incident with 'only' a broken nose. Unfortunately, Consensus Thinking was euthanized as a result of his injuries. Wesley Hamilton and Gnarly were unscathed.
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Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:27 pm

Relieved that Gnarly appears to have come out of this OK and hoping that he continues to be fine.
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Mylute
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Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:39 am

Bob and John Dies of Laminitis in Korea

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Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:08 pm

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Big Mischief broke down approaching the turn in #TheBigA 4th @TheNYRA and was pulled up by jockey Joel Rosario. Big Mischief was humanely euthanized on track. Rosario walked off under his own power.
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Mylute
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Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:41 am

Canadian Champion Conquest Enforcer Euthanized Due to Bladder Stone

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... der-stone/
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Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:15 am

Sad news about Conquest Enforcer. I was a fan. RIP big guy
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Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:15 pm

Apologies if there are some duplicates from the thread already but copied this over from my Facebook group (dates in UK format).

29/11 - Malibu Strings - Injured, sent to vet, euthanised due to poor prognosis at Belmont (training)
1/12 - Three Perfections - Brokedown right foreleg at Aqueduct
4/12 - La Relampago - Bad step, Brokedown at Mahoning Valley
5/12 - Stella Nova - Won race, brokedown after line at Charles Town
7/12 - Frankies Rockngirl (Standardbred) - Fractured left fore P1 at Batavia Downs
7/12 - Weekend Liberty - Brokedown at Charles Town
7/12 - Formal Event - Found dead in stall, was seeing vet for gastrointestinal issues at Belmont
8/12 - Take Your Chances - Brokedown after start at Charles Town
9/12 - Bluegrass Flash - Injured left fore tendon sheath, send to vet, euthanised due to poor prognosis at Aqueduct
10/12 - Warrior Lake - Eased, collapsed fatally post-race at Parx
10/12 - Major Drama - Brokedown left fore at Mahoning Valley
13/12 - Ragazza Ritmo - Brokedown, fell at Delta Downs
20/12 - Consensus Thinking - Brokedown at Aqueduct
20/12 - Sambucca Steve - Bad step, brokedown at Gulfstream
23/12 - Big Mischief - Brokedown at Aqueduct
26/12 - Any Darn Day - Brokedown at Laurel
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PONYRCR
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Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:31 pm

Battle Joined (War Front-Strike the Bell) a $500,000 yearling, broke down on December 27 at Gulfstream Park in the 9th race and was euthanized,
MeaghanEdwards
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Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:56 pm

Psychedelicat 4 CH G (KY) Tale of the Cat - Delaplane Darlin, broke down in the back stretch of Santa Anita in the 5th race, pulled up by Mario Gutierrez. Vet put a splint on his left front leg but was euthanized according to the Stewards. RIP.

https://twitter.com/BH_JBalan/status/10 ... 0661715968
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Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:56 pm

2018 by Barbara Livingston
https://www.drf.com/in-memoriam-2018
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Mylute
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Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:11 pm

Didn't know Ready for Rye had passed away.

Her pictures of Repent and Paddy O'Prado are stunning.
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MeaghanEdwards
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Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:34 pm

They always make me tear up but there's few horse memorials like Barbara Livingston's.
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Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:53 pm

Mylute wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:11 pm
Didn't know Ready for Rye had passed away.
Me neither ☹️
sweettalk
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Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:55 pm

i don't want her on this list, i didn't want her on any memorial list, but realism dictates otherwise.

was glad to see Train Robbery remembered.
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Flanders
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Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:04 am

There was an article on DRF about Ready for Rye.
https://www.drf.com/news/stakes-winner- ... umbs-colic
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Mylute
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Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:58 pm

Beech Tree Stud's Royal Anthem, Apple Tree Die

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... dies-at-23

~ Apple Tree was one of the oldest active stallions in Britain in 2018, servicing a few mares at the age of 29.
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Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:12 pm

Mylute wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:58 pm
Beech Tree Stud's Royal Anthem, Apple Tree Die

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... dies-at-23

~ Apple Tree was one of the oldest active stallions in Britain in 2018, servicing a few mares at the age of 29.
Shame. I really liked Royal Anthem. I started following him because he was Sharp Cat's year younger half brother. Their dam looked to have a huge chance at getting two winners in the 98 Breeders Cup but Royal Anthem finished 7th and Sharp Cat had to be scratched after tying up and nearly dying the day before.
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