August 27, 2020 at 09:33 #1498987sporting samParticipant
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“Ok if I picked twenty TB from last season which didnt make the grade could you tell me which field they are happily muching carrots and polos in?”
Not meaning to be controversial there Louise 12 as you already said there is a problem with their journey. Just playing devil’s advocate.August 27, 2020 at 13:58 #1499007Louise12Participant
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No problem sporting sam… I can’t solve the problem I’m afraid. I was just letting you know that they are chipped already. In theory that gives some traceability. However, horse ownership is not as clear cut as people might imagine. In theory a passport denotes ownership, but it’s very much a gentleman’s agreement. This is why these things sometimes end up in court. You might remember Mossey Joe being subject to a dispute between brother and sister – if I remember correctly, she said he gave her a share for breaking the horse in. As soon as the horse became valuable, that became a problem. I digress, but you get the picture. Ownership is less than clear cut, especially when a horse is out of training. We used to freeze brand our ponies, back in the day, and when I loaned my pony to someone and they sold her, the new owner contacted Farmkey to transfer ownership, they contacted me and the fraud was exposed. That would not happen with chips and passports. Perhaps we have gone backwards.August 27, 2020 at 18:48 #1499025DiamondGeezerParticipant
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Unfortunately the lockdown in March seems to have delayed things but the link is included in the article for when it starts operation.August 28, 2020 at 12:29 #1499055sporting samParticipant
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Thank you Louise 12 and DiamondGeezer, much appreciated.August 28, 2020 at 13:05 #1499059Louise12Participant
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Only a certain % of TBs reach the track, and if I breed one and sell it to my friend as a riding horse, that is not recorded anywhere. If that action is repeated a few times, and then the horse is left at the side of the road to starve, only the breeder is recorded. Obviously breeders need to be responsible, but they cannot control everything in the chain. It might be right that they ultimately ‘own’ the animal, but I don’t believe there is any procedure around this. I tend to think that the visibility of a freeze mark would discourage neglect. Interestingly the RSPCA say that it ‘can cause significant suffering’. In my experience it caused no reaction (the whole riding school was done, and my mare was a very sensitive creature). I’m sure there are exceptions, but then not all foals take kindly to having a fat needle stuck in their neck for chipping either.September 17, 2020 at 17:10 #1501833Venture to CognacModerator
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Another setback this morning for Sizing John, so sensible decision made, and he’s been retired.September 17, 2020 at 18:09 #1501837befairParticipant
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Shame about Sizing John, but he had his day in the sun; the way the top horses are campaigned now, his treble is unlikely to be emulated.September 22, 2020 at 17:35 #1502843
Just read of RTV’s site that Lady Buttons has been retired after sustaining an injury.
She was a really good mare. Maybe a notch below absolute top class but a good, tough and consistent performer and equally adept over hurdles and fences. I would love to own a horse like her!
I hope she has a happy retirement and if her foals are half as good as her they will be well worth watching.September 22, 2020 at 18:08 #1502846TriptychParticipant
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Happy retirement Lady Buttons and have lots of beautiful foals.Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...September 22, 2020 at 19:25 #1502853TankParticipant
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Shame that the Queen Of The North has been retired but sounds like it was the right decision. I’ve recently ordered a LB scarf from Jayne, will have to wait to wave it about until the baby buttons are up and runningSeptember 29, 2020 at 20:48 #1503944Nathan HughesParticipant
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Skybet still have Sizing John in their Cheltenham specials…
Thought this was sad news as Enbihaar looked top classMember since March 2008September 30, 2020 at 18:07 #1504238TriptychParticipant
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Shame that Enbihaar had to leave so soon to take up her stud duties but looking forward to the progeny of this talented long distance mare.
Not many fillys reach the standard that she has in her career and so it was wise to protect her by retiring her after her injury
Wish her a long and happy retirement.Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...October 4, 2020 at 16:02 #1504947
RTV report Nicky Richard’s as saying Simply Ned has been retired. He ran unplaced at Kelso today in the race he has won a few times before. During his career he won two Grade 1s in Ireland.
He was a good, honest chaser and hope he has a happy retirement.October 4, 2020 at 17:24 #1504973robnorthParticipant
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I’ll second that Cork All Star. I’ve followed Simply Ned ever since his bumper win at Kelso and today’s race has been a regular starting point for each season. Just a pity we Kelso regulars weren’t able to give him the farewell he deserves. Hopefully Nicky Richards will bring Ned back to parade when crowds return.
The race that really typified Simply Ned’s attitude was his awarded Group 1 at Leopardstown. Min nearly put him through the rails yet Ned stuck his head out in ‘**** you style’ and being awarded the race was a formality.
Here’s to Simply Ned’s long and haopy retirement.October 4, 2020 at 17:55 #1504976
Yes, he must have been a fabulous horse to own. He tried his heart out every time. Even today you could see he was trying his best but his old legs could not carry him fast enough.
As you say, a real pity there was no crowd there but let’s hope he gets to lead a parade somewhere soon if we ever get back to normal.
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