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In Memoriam   Horse Racing

Started 1/10/12 by Derby132; 582020 views.

From: cigarello


 Yes it is- beyond disgusting: hopefully the Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners will take action against Wharton- she should lose her license to practice--- hopefully word of mouth will cost her business- she is a disgrace. Poor horse.

Amy (1pony)

From: Amy (1pony)


Condolences to her family, I hope Mr Ramsey continues on with race horses.


From: gerchgo


You And I has died at 31 at Old Friends. My condolences to them and his connections and all who loved him.

GEORGETOWN, KY – JUNE 6, 2022 – You and I, the multiple graded stakes winning son of Kris S, has died.
A pensioner at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement in Georgetown, KY., since 2011, You and I was 31 and was suffering infirmities of old age.
In 1993, as a two-year-old, You and I was a star right out of the box for owner Triumviri Stable and trainer Stanley Hough. He followed his maiden win at Belmont Park—where he beat future Kentucky Derby Winner Go for Gin—with a victory in the GR2 Cowdin Stakes at Aqueduct.
 In 1994, You and I was sold to owner Edmund Gann and transferred to the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel. The near coal-black colt went on to capture the GR3 Riva Ridge Stakes, the GR1 Metropolitan Handicap, and the GR2 Brooklyn Handicap before retiring in 1995.
In all You and I captured 6 of his 16 starts, and hit the boards three other times for lifetime career earnings of $701,235.
He stood as a stallion at Airdrie Stud in Kentucky from 1995- 2003 where he sired five-time GR1 winning filly, You.
From 2004 – 2008 You and I stood at Woodstead Farm in Washington before being retired from stud and eventually donated to Old Friends.
“When we lose a horse it's always difficult, but some are more difficult than others,” said Old Friends founder and President Michael Blowen. “You and I was tough, confident, and haughty. Bobby Frankel and Gov. Brereton C. Jones, two early, generous supporters of Old Friends, took care of You and I during his racing and breeding careers but we were honored to care for him in his golden years. To say he will be missed by all of us is a monumental understatement.”

From: cigarello


 I hope she loses her license. what a horror for that poor horse.


From: gerchgo


RIP Victor Cooley. I don’t remember seeing him there, most likely due to his not so happy demeanor?

GEORGETOWN, KY – JUNE 27, 2022 – Victor Cooley, Canada’s 1996 Champion Three-Year-Old Colt and Queen’s Plate winner, was euthanized today at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement farm based in Georgetown, KY, where he has been pensioned since 2014. The gelding was 29.
According to attending veterinarian Dr. Ashton Broman, Victor Cooley suffered an acute onset of neurological symptoms coupled with other pre-existing conditions. 
Bred in Ontario by the Begg family’s Windways Farm, the son of Cool Victor out of Willow Flight, racked up numerous accolades in his six seasons on the track.
At three, he captured the prestigious GR1 Queen’s Plate at Woodbine, helping him earn the title of Canada’s Champion Three-Year-Old Colt. Racing under the silks of Windways Farm and conditioned by Mark Frostad and later Malcolm Pierce, Victor took the GR1 Vosburg at Belmont Park the following year as well as the GR2 Commonwealth Breeders’ Cup Stakes at Keeneland, where he equaled the track record.
The gelding earned a final win at Fairgrounds in 2000 and then retired from racing with 13 wins from 39 starts and career earnings of $1.320, 475. 
He remained at Windways until the farm closed in 2014 and was then sent to Old Friends along with Windways's other accomplished gelding, El Brujo. 
 “We bred him, foaled him, and broke him at our farm,” said Windways Jeff Begg, “Victor wasn’t an easy horse to deal with –he was really a handful, but he was our first big horse and really took us to a different level and took us everywhere,” Begg continued. “For such a quirky horse, nothing really phased him. He didn’t care, he took his form to any track he went to.”
“Victor was as tough a retiree as he was a racehorse,” said Old Friends’s President Michael Blowen. “In his racing days he didn’t leave anything on the track, and he didn’t leave anything on the table here, either. I wish all of the owners were like Jeff and his wife Annabel,” Blowen added. “They came two or three times a year to visit him, always with a bag of peppermints. They continued to care for him long passed his racing days.”  

From: gerchgo


Not a good day for Old Friends. Mustanfar euthanized, RIP dear boy.

GEORGETOWN, KY – JUNE 27, 2022 — Two-time GR3 winner Mustanfar was humanely euthanized today at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. He was 21.
A full necropsy is currently pending.
Bred and owned by Shadwell Farm, Mustanfar, along with five other retired stallions, was recently relocated to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement in Georgetown, KY. as part of an operations downsizing that followed the death of Shadwell owner, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum in 2021. 
Old Friends President Michael Blowen made the announcement of Mustanfar’s passing today.
The son of Unbridled out of the Lyphard mare Manwah, Mustanfar certainly lived up to his prestigious pedigree on the track. He raced from age two to six, making 27 career starts, and won or placed in nine graded stakes contests on both dirt and turf.
Owned by Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell and conditioned by trainer Kieran McLaughlin, Mustanfar jump started his career with a win at Aqueduct at two in just his second start.
The following year, he captured the GR3 Lexington Stakes at Belmont Park, and went on to earn the GR3 Sycamore Breeder's Cup Turf at Keeneland, both on the turf.
Proving his versatility, he finished second in the GR3 Tampa Bay Derby on the dirt and ran third in the GR3 Ben Ali Stakes on synthetic.
Mustanfar retired to stud in 2007 with five wins from 27 starts and career earnings of $625,010. He stood at both The Indiana Stallion Station and Shadwell’s Nashwan Stud. 
Mustanfar is the sire of winners on both dirt and turf. 
"He was the youngest of the Shadwell stallions and he became an instant favorite," said Blowen. "We're very sorry that more of his fans weren't able to appreciate him for much, much longer."