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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 09:01 PM
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HORSE RACING NEWS & RESULTS weekend of July 8th
from DRF:

Limehouse travels for the gold


http://www.drf.com/news/article/66579.html


Perfect Drift out of Gold Cup

http://www.drf.com/news/article/66569.html


Lost in the Fog: One race at a time

http://www.drf.com/news/article/66562.html


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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 09:49 AM
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1. If lLost inthe Fog is to get beat, it'll be on this track.
Calder is very difficult if you arent' used to it.

We took a Graded stakes winner over there once to breeze before
the Kenny Noe handicap. He was a real speed horse. He broke off
at the pole, turned his head around to look at me as if to say,
"You can't be serious" and proceeded to gallop around, outraged
that we would ask him to run over something like that. Needless
to say, we skipped the Kenny Noe.
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 08:53 PM
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3. Good call! Never ask your horse to do the impossible.
Still, I look forward to The Summit of Speed tomorrow. I've always liked these kind of gimmick events. I think it brings people to the track. I also like Canterbury's Claiming Crown.
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 06:41 PM
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2. Home from the Eaton Co. Fair, God, what a day...
Loose horse in the infield. Typical fair circuit shit.

We warmed Mickey up two trips. We went in 2:12.3 and 2:12 he never took a bad step. I went up to the grandstands to set with my father during the race. My Dad asked me, "you're not gonna be mad at this horse if he makes a break are you? It's his first start". I said, "He ain't ever made a break since he started training. That's the least of my worries. I just want him to try. I know he's good enough. I just want an honest effort. I want him to keep his mind on his job".

As soon as the gate was away he made a break. He got back on the trot and caught the field almost running into a driver from behind. He made a break. Before it was over he made 3 breaks. We finished 6th. The race went in 2:11 on a bad track. Muddy and deep for SBreds.

All I can say is: your first whippin's your best one. I'll look at the video later and see if there is anything we can learn.

I hope jake has some good luck tonight.
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jakefrep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 10:58 PM
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5. We were 2nd in 2:02.1..
..you'd think that 2:02.1 is fast enough to win a non-winners of 1 at frickin' Raceway Park, but nooooooo.
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 11:15 PM
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6. Ouch. 2:02.1 at Raceway is pretty good...
glad you got a check, jake.

I'm feelin' a little better now after having a couple of Harp lagers. Mickey's got a little filling above his front left ankle but, nothing major, he was kickin' and playin' in his stall so I'm not gonna worry yet. We'll give him a day off and jog him Sunday. We might take him to Raceway Thursday and give him a little refresher behind the gate.

Our trainer wants to qualify him at Saginaw for the Elite Division but, after today, shit, he did everything wrong. I think we should drop him down to the Gold and let him get a little confidence. It's a long way to Oct. and the Sire Stakes Final.

Keep us updated on your horses.
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jakefrep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-05 10:42 PM
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34. We're off to the Paulding County Fair...
..on Wednesday night. We've had good luck there in the past.

In the best of times, this is not one of the more vibrant county fairs I've ever visited and it was even worse a couple of years ago when the carnies went on strike. The rides had been erected, but weren't running. You couldn't even buy an elephant ear.
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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 10:28 AM
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7. Maiden races are all the same then.
Edited on Sat Jul-09-05 10:36 AM by Old Broad
Whether trotters or TB's. You can train them and paddock school
them and school them at the gate and have them fit but when they
get out there for the first time in front of the crowd and deal
with the new situation -anything can happen.

It sounds like you colt did OK. In our lingo the racing form
chart would state the he raced greenly.

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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 11:16 AM
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8. Greenly is a compliment to him...
and yes, they're all the same. I wish I could get inside a horses head sometime. I'd like to know what it was that distracted him.

And I was wrong about the time. I just looked up the chart and it went in 2:10.1. Mickey can do that with a jog cart. My business partner is so sour on the game today. He's ready to amish Mick.

How's everything with you guys?
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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 04:34 PM
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9. We had a favorite run fourth today.
What can you do? He hated the heavy, drying out track.
I was proud of him that he struggled home fourth on a track
he obviously detested.

Don't get down on your colt. Unless they are a Seattle Slew or
Hambleton (sp?) it is a learning experience for them when they
go over in the afternoon. But you know that.

I have been in this business since 1969 but when one of my own
horses disappoints me, I take it pretty hard. It keeps you
humble though, doesn't it?
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jakefrep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 11:16 PM
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17. Racing 2-year-olds at county fairs is an adventure...
..as if navigating around the track drag and water truck isn't enough of a handful, just wait till the horse gets an eyeful of that Ferris wheel on the first turn.
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-08-05 08:55 PM
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4. Princess Rooney Handicap
From Thoroughbred Times:

After finishing fifth as the heavy favorite in the Humana Distaff Handicap (G1) on May 7 at Churchill Downs, Madcap Escapade will try to rebound on Saturday in the $500,000 Princess Rooney Handicap (G2) against Vagrancy Handicap (G2) winner Sensibly Chic and the undefeated Happy Ticket.

Madcap Escapade sat a rapid pace as the 2-to-5 favorite in the seven-furlong Humana Distaff before fading in the stretch to finish 1 lengths behind winner My Trusty Cat. The daughter of Hennessy won the Shirley Jones Handicap (G2) and Vinery Madison Stakes (G3) in her two other starts this year.

Sensibly Chic has finished no worse than second in her five starts in 2005, including victories in the What a Summer Stakes on January 29 at Laurel Park and Vagrancy Handicap on June 12 at Belmont Park.

Happy Ticket, a four-year-old Louisiana-bred daughter of Anet, scored a 3 1/2-length win in the Chicago Breeders Cup Handicap (G3) on June 18 in her first appearance in a graded stakes. She has won her nine career starts by a combined 54 lengths.

http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.as...
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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 04:54 PM
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10. The races at Calder were cancelled due to hurricane Dennis
The sprint races will all be held tomorrow, Sunday.
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 05:39 PM
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11. Too bad, I was looking forward to The Summit today.
Edited on Sat Jul-09-05 05:40 PM by two gun sid
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 05:45 PM
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12. New foal pictures...
Not really race related but....

2 days old with mom



Recent pictures






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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 06:01 PM
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13. Either your mare is really small or that is a
good sized foal. It is all legs. Really good size for two days.

How do you post the pictures? I had one of my colt that I wanted
to post but am too dumb to do it.
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 06:50 PM
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14. To post pictures:
Set up an account(free) with photobucket: http://photobucket.com /
Scan your pictures and put them in your photobucket album. Whenever you want to insert a picture in a post copy the URL from photobucket to your post. Like:

(h)ttp://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/twogunsid/scan0002.jpg


Our mare is from the Good Time line and she is small. I bred her to a stallion that throws nice sized foals. He was two weeks over due and was born May 26th. He is growing like a weed.

He had a hard time nursing the first day. He was so tall he couldn't figure out how to get his head down low enough to get a nipple. He kept bumping Lady's bag, she was sore and getting frustrated. He didn't figure it out for the first day and we were worried sick we were gonna lose him. That mare is a good momma and didn't give up on him.

Sorry you got beat today but, I'm glad to hear your horse tried. That's all we can ask of them. Please post some photo's of your horses. After we got our bridle jerked yesterday it makes me feel better to look at horses and think about the future.

Here's a picture of our 2YO trotting filly at the farm. She hurt her knee in training and is getting some time off. If she doesn't get better we'll breed her next year. Please disregard those two paints in the picture. They are just boarders, they are not ours. LOL.(We like to give those riding horse people a hard time. They spend $23,000 on trailers with living quarters to haul $600 horses around.)

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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 07:09 PM
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15. Thanks. I'll give it a try.
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jakefrep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 11:27 PM
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18. As long as were showing pictures, here goes...
Edited on Sat Jul-09-05 11:30 PM by jakefrep


Mom's horse, Katie Katie Katie at Scioto Downs on Memorial Day...
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 01:23 AM
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21. Congrats on your placing
she's lovely.
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 07:07 AM
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24. That is a nice looking horse...
that is the kind of chest I like. Who is the sire? (With racing what it is in MI and as close as we are to OH I've often thought about breeding to some OH stallions.)
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jakefrep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 10:07 AM
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27. She's by Master Lavec...
...the hot trotting sire du jour in Ohio. Her dam (Katie's Gold Card) is by Striking Sahbra.
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 10:58 AM
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28. Master Lavec is pretty hot...
I check out his winners in Horseman & Fair World every week. Our trainer is big on the Mr. Lavec's. We have a Mr. Lavec son standing in MI named Lockkeeper. He's all Jack ever wants to breed to.
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 01:20 AM
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20. Congrats on such a nice looking foal
Edited on Sun Jul-10-05 01:22 AM by u4ic
:thumbsup:

Too bad about your race yesterday, but they'll be another day.
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 08:20 PM
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32. Thanks. He's a little monster. Likes to bite and kick....
and next week is a new week in the MI Fair Circuit.

How about you givin' us a trivia question this week?
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-05 07:58 PM
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33. Great idea!
I'll start doing some research and post a trivia question each week.
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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 07:53 PM
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16. Ok. here it goes..
Edited on Sat Jul-09-05 08:08 PM by Old Broad

first one is the first horse I bred and owned myself winning in NY.




second one is this year's foal by Real Quiet


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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 11:39 PM
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19. That's a beautiful foal.
Wow.
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 01:28 AM
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22. Gorgeous foal!
Is the first horse still racing? What an exciting moment, to have bred yourself a winner.
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 07:01 AM
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23. Winning with a home bred is sweet...
and that is a beautiful foal.
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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 08:07 PM
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30. Thanks guys.
The foal is the nicest one I have had so far. He is really big
and strong and extremely correct.

The other horse is now six, I think, and I am in the process of
trying to track him down. HE won eight races and 155,000, then
he was claimed and went to Louisana, then Mountaineer in W.VA.
Then he dropped off the map. I wrote to the trainer who had him
last asking about him but got no response. I would like to get
him back if all possible and let him retire in peace.

He was named for my grandfather and meant a lot to all of us.
He broke him maiden by five at Belmont Park on mother's day several
years ago. It was one of the most wonderful days of my life.


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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 07:14 AM
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25. Ex-Claimer Lava Man Rolls to Record Margin in Hollywood Gold Cup
From The Bloodhorse:

Lava Man took the lead on the far turn and went on to a record-setting 8 3/4-length victory Saturday in the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup.

The 4-year-old gelded son of Slew City Slew earned his first grade I victory nearly two months after running in a claiming race where his owners could have lost him for $100,000.

Instead, Steve, Tracy and Dave Kenley of Phoenix, who make up STD Racing Stable, and their partner Jason Wood were hoisting magnums of champagne in the winner's circle.

"I was shaking so much, I don't know how far he won by," Steve Kenley said. "I was just crossing my fingers."

http://racing.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=28975


Acey Deucey Wins Belmont's Prioress

http://racing.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=28971


Capeside Lady Wins Molly Pitcher

http://racing.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=28972
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 07:17 AM
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26. Harness news for those that want it.
From USTA website:

Dr No captures $700,000 WR Haughton Final

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - July 9, 2005 - There was no denying Dr No a one-length victory in the $700,000 William R. Haughton Memorial, the seventh race on Saturday night at the Meadowlands.

The four-year-old caught Boulder Creek <$7.00, $4.40> for his third win in nine starts this year, pacing the mile in 1:50.1. Ponder <$2.80>, the 9-5 favorite, finished third by one and a half lengths.



http://www.ustrotting.com/absolutenm/anmviewer.asp?a=10...
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 06:23 PM
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29. Lost In The Fog stays undefeated.
WOW! What a horse.

Caller One finishes 2nd in the first race at Calder today.
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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-10-05 08:09 PM
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31. He really is something special.
So many horses come to Calder and flop. He can just handle
any track, any time.
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-12-05 10:17 AM
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35. Afleet Alex goes back to work
From DRF:


ELMONT, N.Y. - After a month's respite following his dominant Belmont Stakes victory, Afleet Alex returned to work Sunday morning, breezing five furlongs in 1:00.93 over Belmont Park's main track.

Regular rider Jeremy Rose was aboard Afleet Alex, whose time was the 13th fastest of 40 timed works over the main track, which was rated fast. Belmont Park clockers caught Afleet Alex in fractions of 13.42 seconds, 25.75, 37.73, and 49.44, meaning he got his last eighth in 11:59 seconds. Clockers timed Afleet Alex galloping out six furlongs in 1:14.58 and seven-eighths in 1:29.33.

"That's just basically a maintenance breeze, let him stretch his legs, put a little air into him," trainer Tim Ritchey said. "Jeremy said he went great, hit the ground perfect, did it very easily."

After falling one length short when third behind Giacomo in the Kentucky Derby, Afleet Alex overcame a bumping incident with Scrappy T at the top of the stretch to win the Preakness by 4 3/4 lengths before dominating the Belmont Stakes by seven. Those victories, along with his eight-length romp in the Arkansas Derby, have Afleet Alex perched comfortably atop the 3-year-old division.

http://www.drf.com/news/article/66711.html
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two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-12-05 10:19 AM
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36. Madcap Escapade dominates Princess Rooney
From Thoroughbred Times:

Putting bad habits and a troubled trip behind her, Madcap Escapade reached millionaire status with a 5 -length victory in the $500,000 Princess Rooney Handicap (G2) on Sunday at Calder Race Course.

The four-year-old Hennessy mare tuned up for a possible start in the Breeders Cup Sprint (G1) by drawing off in the six-furlong race, part of the Summit of Speed card at the Miami, Florida, track.

Madcap Escapade, who is owned by Bruce Lunsford, earned her third graded stakes win in four starts this season by sprinting clear at the start and building on her advantage to prevail in 1:09.93 on a fast track.

"She was getting hold of the surface well, winning jockey Jerry Bailey said. "It helped her cause to finish well when she didnt try to run off down the backside. She waited for me to call on her.

http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.as...
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-13-05 01:07 AM
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37. Egg Head euthanized
Egg Head, one of the up-and-coming members of the 3-year-old division, was euthanized on Monday after succumbing to a case of founder.

Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, who also owned part-interest in the colt, said Egg Head became lame in behind just before a scheduled work two weeks ago, and his condition steadily deteriorated.

"His hock blew up and we started to treat it immediately," McLaughlin said. "We stayed on it, but the problem never got better, eventually spread to his other hock, after which he began to founder. We still have no real clue what caused it."


http://www.drf.com/news/article/66728.html

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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-13-05 09:48 AM
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38. Sorry to hear that.
I'd like to know what happened to him.

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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-13-05 05:35 PM
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39. I was looking forward to
a potential rivalry between him and LITF...I am not really a sprint fan, but I recently started to take interest because of those two.

The connections must be devastated. I do feel for them.
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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-13-05 07:13 PM
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40. He was the only horse that ever got close to Lost In The Fog.
Lost In the Fog easily galloped away from every other field he faced.
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