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Joker Face

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Deceased
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Kentucky (USA) by Al Adams  -  [Add Data]
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Joker Face

What the Horse Racing Nation is saying about Joker Face...

R.I.P Joker Face: Today in the 7th race at Santa Anita Park, Joker Face who was making his first start on a conventional dirt surface was making a bold room around the final turn for home and was pulled up by Jockey Rafeal Bejarano and eased out of the race. After inspection by the track veterinarians, it was found that Joker Face suffered a catastrophic injury to his right front ankle. After I discussed this in length with our expert veterinarians, we decided it was in the horses best interest for him to be euthanized. This was an agonizing decision as Joker Face brought us as his owners much pleasure. Starting with his shocking second place during his career debut, he was beaten by Cloud Man who ironically is now deceased as well. Joker Face went on the break his Maiden at Del Mar in a Match Race between Mike Smith and Chantal Sutherland named "The Battle of the Exes". Joker Face went on to Win 3 out of his next 5 races with second places in the other two he did not win. His pedigree screamed for him to be a dirt horse, therefore his trainer and owner decided to give him a shot on the dirt to see if he could begin his climb to being a stakes horse. We will never know how good he eventually would become....He dropped back after going around the first turn and made a huge move like he was going to blow by the front running horses for fun when tragedy struck. We will be left to remember him from what he accomplished and left guessing at what would have happened had he finished the race.
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  • JohnByrd · Thank your for your words about the life of your friend, and my thoughts an prayers go out to both of you. We will all miss Joker Face. · 828 days ago ·
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  • tomsmith01 · Marc Ferrell, you owned Joker Face??? You would think as much as he talked about about picking out Joker Face, all the video he takes on the track (where he can be seen) and with all the condolences he solicited on his Twitter page, that Joker Face was the property of Larry Zap! Oh yeah, you have to have money to actually pay for a horse!! RIP Joker Face and I am sorry for YOUR loss Marc Ferrell... · 828 days ago ·
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RIP Joker Face- you were going to be somebody someday I'm sure. My heart goes out to all who knew you. You will be missed.
Its so sad when any thoroughbred breaks down but one so young and with so much potential yet to be seen is really heartbreaking. My thoughts and condolences go out to all his connections. He will be missed.
Marc Ferrell, you owned Joker Face??? You would think as much as he talkd about about picking Joker Face, all the video he takes on the track (where he can be seen) and with all the condolences he solicited on his Twitter, that Joker Face was the property of Larry Zap! Oh yeah, you have to have money to actually pay for a hore!! RIP Joker Face and I am sorry for YOUR loss Marc Ferrell
After a change in running style that resulted in two near misses surrounding his maiden victory, 3-year-old gelding Joker Face scored with authority Friday as the 7-10 favorite in Santa Anita’s $28,050 Rosemead Purse, a starter allowance event at one mile on turf. With Rafael Bejarano gaining his th...Read More
MIKE SMITH (Joker Face) – “I tell you, I’ve been taking heat for the last three or four days from the boys (in the jockeys room). Rightly so. I had to win this one. They would never let me live it down if I didn’t. The key for me today was that my horse was right on his toes. Peter (trainer Peter Eu...Read More
Chantal Sutherland will ride Parable and Mike Smith will be aboard Joker Face in Sunday’s ‘Battle of the Exes’ match race. Read More
  • ruffian65 · Interesting..I believe even if Mike wasn't on the "favorite" he still would stand a better chance of winning. Experience speaks volumes in match races. · 986 days ago ·
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  • Zenyatta-Perfection Personified · I think it is very sporting of them to do this, in the interest of the sport. I have to say, I am looking forward to it! They are both great people, but I am cheering for Mike Smith. · 985 days ago ·
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Trainer Carla Gaines was having trouble finding a race in the condition book for her 3-year-old maiden gelding Parable. And the ones she found didn’t attract a sufficient number of entries to go. So when Del Mar racing secretary Tom Robbins inquired about Parable for participation in Sunday’s  ...Read More
Horses selected for match race - Smith, Sutherland draw Wednesday.Read More

Joker Face - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View Details01/08/12Joker Face10thSA71 mileDAlwOC 4+ MHurricane LakeWelcome Home RyanIndustry Leader1:37.17
View Details11/11/11Joker Face1stBHP31 mileTClaim 3 MJoker FaceWelcome Home RyanEvery Ego1:35.67
View Details10/14/11Joker Face1stSA71 mileTStr 3+ MJoker FaceMyhorseofcourseBlue Grass Music1:35.47
View Details08/31/11Joker Face2ndDmr21 mileTStr 3+ MTe RapaJoker FaceUncle Greg1:35.83
View Details08/07/11Joker Face1stDmr41 mileSMcl 3 MJoker FaceParable 1:36.55
View Details07/08/11Joker Face2ndBHP27 1/2 fSMcl 3+ MUnusual JazzJoker FaceWarrens Wild Thing1:31.13
View Details05/14/11Joker Face10thBHP71 1/16 mTMSW 3+ MSmugLemouAntidote1:41.38
View Details04/22/11Joker Face7thBHP111 mileTMSW 3+ MSquadTippety Tap TapCauseithertz1:34.45
View Details03/12/11Joker Face2ndSA56 1/2 fTMSW 3 MCloud ManJoker FaceJust Meteor1:14.27