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Creative Cause Retired to Airdrie Stud

Grade I winner Creative Cause, one of the top performers of his generation at both 2 and 3, has been retired to stud duty at Brereton and Elizabeth Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky. Creative Cause will stand his first season for a fee of $15,000.

A son of Giant's Causeway and grade I winner and millionaire Dream of Summer, he retires with earnings of $1,039,000. Creative Cause raced in the colors of his owner, Heinz Steinmann, and was trained by Mike Harrington throughout his career.

As a 2-year-old in 2011, Creative Cause won his five-furlong debut at Hollywood Park by 4 3/4 lengths before going on to win both the Norfolk Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita and the Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) at Del Mar, a race in which he defeated eventual Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner I'll Have Another. He concluded his juvenile campaign with a third-place finish in the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), beaten a length by subsequent champion Hansen. Creative Cause was an Eclipse Award finalist last year..

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sorry, it's Boys At Tosconova
I don't know how we can blame Creative Cause's owners when we don't even know the reason he is retired...maybe it was similar to Boys of Tusconova (sp?), they said he just didn't want to train anymore
he wasn't spent that bad, just need to put the blinkers back on. he ran better with blinkers. he is real fun to watch, hope he enjoys retirement
oh dang, didn't see this coming
Regardless of who has been president, either Democrat or Republican, capital gains have always been taxed at a lower rate than salaries. What is different is the lower rate on dividends and carried interest which results in the large tax inequities.
Capital gains rates lower taxes for capital assets held for more than one year. A capital asset is defined under the IRS code and includes stocks, bonds etc or investment vehicles. The capital gains rate does not lower taxes for the wealthy across the board unless they are selling a capital asset. Your complaint June bug719 is that income taxes assessed on income derived from working are taxed higher as ordinary income. Many wealthy people are taxed at BOTH rates: ordinary income for salaries and capital gains rates for sales of capital assets. What you are really complaining about is what is that stock dividends and what is known as carried interest from hedge funds and private equity firms are taxed at 15%. This is NOT capital gains. The dividend and carried interest rates were taxed at lower rates and not at ordinary income rates. This was done under the Bush tax package to spur economic growth after 9-11 when the financial system was seizing up after the terrorist attack.
Terrifed mare? The tease is brough in to evaluate that.
  • Junebug719 · Yes, TV, understand but that is why the feet of the mare are padded and her lip is tied to a switch to try to stop her from kicking her "boyfriend". The Tease shows if she is in heat. Read the book. or go to the farm and watch. · 651 days ago
I understand your argument about money money money.. racing is all about money and horse is just money to their owners. Not all owners, yes but most. I know very well about Capitol Gains tax and how it lowers the tax rate for the wealthiest. I just think it is shameful that I PAY more tax than a multi millionaire. Still say shame on them! A horse is more than a dollar bill.
Up until a class action suit undertaken by the jockeys guild upset the Jockey Club's strangle hold on racing (around 47 or 48) and allowed each state's racing commission to call the shots, there was a central monolithic and ridiculous RIGID control over racing.
I understand that there is not 1 governing body for thorobreds which is a major Issue... Just a nightmare situation for a FAN
The panacea of some one in charge is not all that it is cracked up to be. Jeff Gural has enormous power in standardbred racing because he saved the Meadowlands. And he owns large breeding farms and has loved racing as a fan since he was a kid. The problem for thoroughbred racing is who could be in charge. If Frank Stronach were in charge, racing would be in worse shape than it is now.
Furthermore, I think that instead of cutting out races for TC consideration, I would give points to the premier event at some of the smaller tracks, so that top horses race at these tracks to generate more fan interest. Look at the interest that Hansen generated by doing this? If you want to keep racing top horses, fans have to be able to see them. Fan interest will generate more owners, more attendance, more wagering etc. having people interested in all parts of the country in the TC would do wonders for racing.
It makes sense but it doesnt mean I have to like it lol... This is the game we all love and it is very sad to know that there is NO one in charge at the top protecting it the way it should be..
Tim. You may not understand the tax situation, but this is why all of these horses are retiring this year injured or not. It is because of the capital gains increases starting Jan 1. You will see any horse that is worth three cents in the breeding shed retired or sold this year. This will be even more true for fillies and mares. Do you think it is a coincidence that the dams of IHA and others are being sold this fall?
Buckpasser in on the pulse of the problem
If you want to change the dynamic so more horses race, you need to change the structure of the races which generate the greatest breeding interest. In other words, you need to change the qualifications for a three yr old to run in the TC. Start by having no horses sired by a horse less than 4yr old able to start in these races and the also The Breeders cup. Jeff Gural is doing that with the premier trotting event the Hambletonian. He is doing this precisely to keep horses from retiring early. Thoroughbred racing should take a leaf out of his book.
Once you lost the big farm owners, Greentree, Tartan, Calumet etc. who raced home breds and then retired them to their farms in order to breed more race horses. This dynamic has now changed so that owners race a horse, sell the breeding rights. Few operate large breeding farms with a premier stallion. The Ramsey's are one of the few that comes to mind. The tax law changes in 1986 made these type of operations obsolete. One of the beauties of the old farm oriented system is that prices for yearlings remained low. Out of the several hundred Bold Rulers yearlings foaled, less than twelve ever got to the yearling market and only After Gladys Phipps died. You can talk about terrible owners all you want, but once the yearling prices exploded, you needed to have huge purses just to keep the horses on the track. A situation which spawned an unholy alliance with slots revenue.
Im not familiar with these Tax rules but I believe this is a MAJOR problem IHA,UR,BODE,HANSEN,Paynter,ALGORITHMS,CREATIVE C, Is this not a top 7 list say may 1 2012.... What the HE LL happened? I would assume with Rehab all of these could have ran at 4... Its really crappy for the FANS
Change the tax laws regarding what the IRS calls the Hobby Farm provisions and you will see more horses stay on the track. Once the Congress shortened the period for profit more horses retired. Now with the increase of capital gains taxes on Jan. 1, more horses will be retired to secure a profit.
Whats it all about? I never got it. Governing body of horse racing should protect the fans. OWNERS CAN SUCK IT..

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