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Jockey's and Trainer's Thread   Horse Racing

Started 3/9/12 by SmittyCat3; 316894 views.
cigarello

From: cigarello

9/7/19

After reading an article in Blood Horse, I would not let him train any horse I owned. The article refers to the Songbird- Rick Porter issue and how members of Porter' s team, who saw Songbird at Saratoga in the days prior to the Personal Ensign, told Porter they thought the filly was off in the back.- she ran second in that race. After the race Hollendorfer told Porter that he walked, jogged and turned the filly and that nothing was wrong with her. The following day he reiterated that opinion. Porter, as we know, sent his beloved filly to Dr. Larry Bramlage.  Bramlage met the van and walked the filly down the ramp himself. At that point, he told Porter something was wrong with her:  X-rays revealed a razor sharp chip in her ankle that could have blown at any time - According to the article, Bramlage told Porter the leg was beyond repair and she needed to begin her next career.

Over protests from Hollendorfer he retired Songbird.

( you would think once Hollendorfer got that info from Porter he would have just understood but he continued to protest- i don't get that part)

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

9/7/19

I don’t know, maybe Hollendorfer was teetering on the edge of something and his normal judgement of horses had stopped? I would certainly like to hear other owners opinions who have moved their horses permanently from him. There has to be something not transparent in their findings.

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

9/14/19

Just heard on TVG  that Buff had heart surgery this week but was expected to be at Churchill today to saddle. He finished 1&3 in race 7- Congrats!!!!

(I assume it was stents for him  to be there)

  • Edited September 14, 2019 4:06 pm  by  gerchgo
Derby132

From: Derby132

9/14/19

Yay - I was watching the race!!

Good healing to Buff!

Derby132

From: Derby132

9/14/19

Good man!  Good mare - Divine Queen! 

Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

9/15/19

I am glad Buff was able to be at the races, I hope he continues  improving his health.

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

9/17/19

Heartfelt tweet with explanation of how Borough Boy injured himself and had to be euthanized, by his trainer Jena( read down thru the whole thread

https://twitter.com/jenaantonucci/status/1168948698249912323

Derby132

From: Derby132

9/17/19

Poignant commentary on what it is like to lose one of these equine athletes.  Condolences to the connections of Borough Boy.   He is missed.

cigarello

From: cigarello

9/17/19

 It was poignant and very expressive ---i think many people don't realize how much the the horse's connections are affected by the loss---

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