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    TriptychTriptych
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    @tbracing
    Totally agree about Top Notch Tonto tb one of my all time favourites and sad to see him racing at this level he so deserves his time kicking his heels in a field free from the ties of racing :heart:

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    Venture to CognacVenture to Cognac
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    Tb/Jac, Top Notch Tonto finally retired, which definitely seems the right call.

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    GingertipsterGingertipster
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    Do all horses enjoy “retirement”?

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    TriptychTriptych
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    Good news Bobby :good:
    I Wish Top Notch Tonto a long and happy retirement. :heart:

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    Very good question GT. While we may look forward to the days when we can put our feet up and stop worrying about work, do horses that have been bred and trained throughout their lives to race enjoy being left to wander round a field or paddock for the rest of their days.

    At least some horses are trained to learn new skills, some go to stud and others become lead horses on the gallops but is it possible some horses enjoy racing regardless of whether it’s at a lower level than they used to manage?

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    Many may have seen grand old campaigner Somchine pull up after the first at Exeter on Thursday. Apparently screens were up for some time and he was taken away in the horse ambulance. Happy to report that his injury proved minor and non-life threatening. Seamus Mullins says that it has been decided to retire him anyway as “he has done enough”, adding that anyone interested in rehoming him should get in touch.

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    TriptychTriptych
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    Great news Tonge and here’s hoping that he will find a loving home to see put his days.. :heart:

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    On whether or not racehorses enjoy retirement, it probably comes down to what the horse is like and what they’re doing in retirement. Some will genuinely enjoy learning new skills (which can be anything from dressage, showing, trekking, hunting to something like police work or falconry) whereas others might not take quite so well. Most horses are quite content with a paddock retirement provided they have some company and aren’t getting bullied by more domineering horses. Plus, most racehorses get a few months off season to just mill around in a field, put on some weight and let their bodies recover so the break in routine wouldn’t come as a shock. If a horse is kept in a box with nothing to do then it would likely hate that.

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    Enjoy your retirement Donjuan, what a horse he’s been.

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    Hasn’t he VTC? I didn’t realise he was the first horse Vichai bought. So pleased to see him get his Group 1. Hopefully his progeny will inherit his durability

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    I didn’t realise that either Tonge.

    I’ll definitely be taking a note of any progeny as well.

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    Magna Grecia retired to stud :bye:

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    TriptychTriptych
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    Best of luck to both Donjuan Triumphant and Magna Grecia in their retirements :good:
    Vichai would have been so proud of his boy last Saturday.

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    Austin
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    Magical retired to stud :bye:

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    Happy retirement Magical, thanks for your great contribution to the season.

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