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In Memoriam   Horse Racing

Started 1/10/12 by Derby132; 499653 views.
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

10/28/20

Einstein has been euthanized due to cancer, my condolences to Old Friends, his connections and all who loved him.

GEORGETOWN, KY – OCTOBER 28, 2020 – Five-time Grade 1 winner Einstein has died. 
The 18-year-old son of Kentucky Derby winner Spend a Buck had been pensioned at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY, since 2019. He was euthanized this morning at Park Equine Hospital due to complications of cancer.
Michael Blowen, founder and president of Old Friends, made the announcement this morning.
Trained by Helen Pitts, Einstein (Spend a Buck--Gay Charm, by Ghadeer) captured the 2009 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) and four grade I stakes on turf, including back-to-back triumphs in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic at Churchill Downs.
Other wins included the 2008 Clark Handicap (gr. II), also at Churchill, and the Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) at Fair Grounds. Einstein was among the first to have victories on all three track surfaces: dirt, turf, and synthetic. 
In all Einstein made 27 starts, winning 11 races. He won or placed in 13 stakes, all of which were graded, and his career earnings totaled $2,703,324.
Einstein retired from racing in 2010 to stand at The Stronach Group’s Adena Springs near Paris, KY. He later stood at Adena Springs North in Ontario, Canada, and at Magali Farms near Santa Ynez, CA.
 
His top runners include grade III winner Rankhasprivileges and multiple-stakes-placed E Equalsmcsquared. In 2019 Einstein was retired by Adena Springs to the non-profit organization.
“When we first retired Einstein, he was diagnosed with a tumor,” noted Old Friends’s Blowen. “Dr. Rhodes Bell of Park Equine performed a delicate operation and removed the tumor. The procedure allowed Einstein to enjoy more than a year of happy life with Old Friends before the fast-growing tumors re-occurred over the weekend. 
“Einstein was as classy and smart as he was handsome," Blowen added. "He was a farm favorite, and he was especially fond of John Bradley. I wished we could have taken care of him for another decade.”

cigarello

From: cigarello

10/28/20

 I am so sorry to hear this- so sad- RIP

Derby132

From: Derby132

10/28/20

Oh no.  So sorry to read this about Einstein.  RIP beautiful one.

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

11/10/20

RIP sweet girl, my condolences to Old Friends and her connections and all who loved her

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Derby132

From: Derby132

11/11/20

What a beauty.  RIP.

cigarello

From: cigarello

11/11/20

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/244669/calls-for-rule-change-after-anthony-van-dyck-death

 Rule changes are coming after the death of the wonderful Anthony Van Dyck---- (this one really got to me)

The article states that horses need more time to acclimate to the difference in tracks from Europe to Australia.   There have been too many breakdowns during the Melbourne Cup-----

Derby132

From: Derby132

11/11/20

Good article.  Maybe they should not ship at all.

cigarello

From: cigarello

11/11/20

That's a good thought

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

11/13/20

Derby entrant, Winning Impression injured after race, was euthanized . My condolences to his connections.
 

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/244741/derby-competitor-winning-impression-injured-euthanized

cigarello

From: cigarello

11/13/20

 That is so sad.  Condolences to all who cared for this lovely horse

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