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RETIREMENTS   Horse Racing

Started 11/9/11 by Derby132; 355633 views.
cigarello

From: cigarello

Nov-11

 Now that surprises me- I loved watching him- he is a super talent and I wonder why they retired him? Do you think he had some type of physical problem ( after he was scratched from the BC). I think it is a shame.

Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

Nov-12

He did well this year, I think it is because not being able to run in 2 BC’s and the new HISA rules. His way of moving even sound will have many vets scared to pass him to allow him to run. 

cigarello

From: cigarello

Nov-12

That makes sense but I wish it were not so!

Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

Nov-17

cigarello

From: cigarello

Nov-17

Why would he be gelded? just curious- I understand he has been pensioned but is it unusual to geld a horse in this situation?

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Nov-17

Perhaps he was hard to handle as a stallion? Or many are gelded when they retire/pensioned so they can’t breed again for better temperament and handling. Stonestreet takes care of their own.

Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

Nov-17

Being gelded will help him transition better to his next career. A past breeding stallion can be a handful. 
I hope he makes a successful career change.

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