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In Memoriam   Horse Racing

Started 1/10/12 by Derby132; 572851 views.
Amy (1pony)
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From: Amy (1pony)

Feb-7

Thanks for posting the article, just proves how fragile they can be.

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Feb-16

RIP sweet boy, my condolences to Old friends and his connections

GEORGETOWN, KY – FEB. 16, 2022 – Affirmed Success, multiple Grade 1 winner and a true warrior on the New York racing circuit, was euthanized today at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY., where he had been pensioned since 2007. 
According to attending veterinarians the 28-year-old gelding was suffering from chronic hoof infections.
Owned and bred by Albert Fried, Jr., and trained by Richard Schosberg, Affirmed Success was among the best sons of Triple Crown winner Affirmed. He showed his mettle with his first jump from the gate, capturing his first three career starts in 1997 at Aqueduct and Belmont Park.
The following year, the bay gelding earned his first graded stakes, the GR2 Forego Handicap, at Saratoga, setting off a string of stakes wins on both dirt and turf, among them the GR1 Vosburg Stakes, the GR1 Cigar Mile, and back-to-back runnings of the GR3 Poker Handicap.
In 2002, at the age of eight, Affirmed Success became the oldest horse to win the Toboggan Handicap at Aqueduct, a victory he followed a few weeks later with a spectacular win the GR1 Carter Handicap.
Making his last start in 2003, again in the Carter, Affirmed Success was originally retired to the Kentucky Horse Park where he was featured in the daily “Parade of Breeds” show. When soundness issues prevented his continued participation, he was retired to Old Friends. 
Affirmed Success ended his career with 17 wins from his 42 starts and earnings of more than $2.2 million.
“He was such an incredible race horse, and he had such a great personality,” said trainer Rick Schosberg. “Beside his obvious talent he had class, was brilliant, and was a joy to train. He always put in his best effort. And with his high cruising speed and running style he was exciting for the fans to watch, too.
"You think of a horse like that as the iron horse, as indestructible,” Schosberg added, “but being in this business my entire life, you know that day is going to come. But he had an incredible life. He had a great life on the track and an incredible life in his aftercare at Old Friends.”  
 “I like my horses the way I like my people, honest and hardworking, and Affirmed Success completely embodied that,” said jockey Richard Migliore, who rode Affirmed Success to numerous victories. “He was as hardworking and tenacious as any horse that I’ve ever been around, and I am happy to have been a small part of his history. I take comfort in knowing that he had a great twilight of his life.”
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gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Feb-22

Saratoga Snacks has died, my condolences to his connections and all of us who loved him

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/256976/multiple-graded-stakes-winner-saratoga-snacks-dies

Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

Feb-23

Too young. Condolences to all who loved him.

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Feb-26

Oh no, Warren’s Showtime broke down during a work today and had to be euthanized. My condolences to her connections

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/257049/multiple-stakes-winner-warrens-showtime-euthanized

Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

Feb-26

Sad news! Condolences to her connections

cigarello

From: cigarello

Mar-6

https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/Wards_Strike_the_Tiger_among_3_horses_killed_in_barn_fire_123

 So very tragic-- Wesley Ward lost three horses from a barn fire that started from lightening.  He is devastated.

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Mar-6

I was just reading this, how awful. RIP sweet horses, my condolences to Wesley and his connections. :(

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Mar-7

Get Stormy has died unexpectedly  at 16, my condolences to his connections and all who loved him

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/257245/leading-crestwood-farm-sire-get-stormy-dies-at-16

  • Edited March 8, 2022 7:07 am  by  gerchgo
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