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Retired American Pharoah Grand Slam   Retired TBs -Past and Present

Started 6/7/15 by cigarello; 118264 views.
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

2/4/17

In honor of Pharoah's bday Thursday(Groundhog day sounds about right the way every race was the same for him!),Haskin published his report on his Belmont win:

http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/horse-racing-steve-haskin/archive/2017/02/02/birthday-wishes-revisiting-pharoah-s-belmont.aspx

  • Edited February 4, 2017 4:18 pm  by  gerchgo
cigarello

From: cigarello

2/4/17

  Thanks for posting that link--i love everything Pharoah

lindawilbe

From: lindawilbe

2/19/17

Thanks for the link!

Love American Pharoah!!

Linda J.

Northeast Philly

cigarello

From: cigarello

3/1/17

http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/american-pharoah-to-shuttle-to-australia/

 American Pharoah to shuttle to Australia

Frankly I am bummed: I hate when horses shuttle back and forth: It has to be so

stressful. 

lindawilbe

From: lindawilbe

3/1/17

I'm bummed too, but I am not surprised. I remember an article last year saying American Pharoah would not be shuttled - THIS YEAR (2016) which lead me to believe he would in the years to come.

Linda J.

Northeast Philly

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

3/1/17

Oh man, that means I probably won't be able to see him.:(

cigarello

From: cigarello

3/1/17

 Somebody posted on another site that shuttling shortens a horse's life-is that proven or conjecture?

Derby132

From: Derby132

3/1/17

I wish the horse could have the 2nd half of the year off.  It's Coolmore, so no surprise.  I don't like the decision, but of course, they just found the opportunity "irresistible".

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Flurry84

From: Flurry84

3/1/17

Biggest lost lately was Scat Daddy (Ashford/Coolmore), just 11 yrs. of age.  Went to Australia and then Chile as a shuttle stallion.  His kids are highly sought after since there will be no more.

I miss Harlan's Holiday who suffered a prolapsed intestine while in Argentina.  14 yrs.  Quick search turned up Silver Train and Campanologist, both lost to colic.  Have read about the colic issues for shuttle stallions, but don't know how rare prolapsed intestine would be.

These things can happen anywhere, but how often do our US-only based breeding stallions suffer early deaths?  Many discussions are on-line about shuttling.  Steve Byk's radio program has discussed it more than once that I can recall.

I love Claiborne because they do not shuttle.  Ashford is know for shuttling and I was dismayed when Pharoah ended up there.  He deserves a long life, not the risk of blazing away at an early age.

cigarello

From: cigarello

3/1/17

 I am very upset.  Obviously there is nothing we can do about it but I hate it.

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