Moonlit Stroll, a narrow third in last month's G1 Humana Distaff, has been euthanized after breaking down during a workout on May 23rd
Considering the somewhat small breeding operation that Jim and Jackie Bolger run (and the fact that they race/train all of their homebreds), their strike rate when it comes to stakes winners must be incredibly high. Though Godolphin usually goes on to buy any of the stand-outs, the amount of group winners the Bolgers have bred in the last year is pretty impressive.
I agree, the Zayats are shady and despite their beloved Twitter accounts with the purchased followers, they aren't as caring as they lead people to believe. Their handling of Jaycito (and several other horses) is what turned me off of them. However, I really do want to see a Triple Crown winner - I'm torn
Unfortunately she has died: "Sorry to write that Diversy Harbor didn't make it. She was a brilliant filly, had a sweet demeanor, and was a great patient. Her good food ended up rotating to the point that she literally didn't have a good leg to stand on. Thanks for all the well wishes."
Ivanhowe (now named Our Ivanhowe), finished 7th in the R A Lee Stakes over a mile at Morphettville in his Australian debut
From Glen Hill Farm's facebook: "Diversy Harbor has had a bit of a setback. Yesterday was 21 days post surgery, and it was the first time the vets were able to take her cast off to look at her leg since the surgery. They found that she had broken the skin at the top and bottom screws of the plate that fuses her ankle. Those spots are infected. The vets were surprised to see this, as Diversy had shown no sign of stess, no fever, and her cast was in great condition, with no seeping through. She had been off antibiotics for about a week, but is now back on them. The antibiotics are good for the infection obviously but being on them constantly isn’t great for her stomach, etc. They also x-rayed her good foot, and there has been some slight rotation. This also surprised them, as her movement has been described as outstanding. She is a model patient, lying down in her stall for long periods, and her appetite is great. She internalizes her problems, which means she’s very tough, which obviously is a good thing, but if the vets are unable to notice problems, it’s not a good thing, either. The vets have downgraded her prognosis to approximately 50/50, from a 75% positive chance before taking the cast off. After injury and before surgery, she had about a 10% chance, so these things are a roller coaster. Thanks for all inquires, prayers, and questions, we’re trying to save her so that she can be a member of the Glen Hill Farm broodmare band. We’ll provide another update in a week to 10 days"
Apparently she was bred to King Kamehameha yesterday
Retired due to a suspensory injury in her right front. I would assume King Kamehameha or maybe Harbinger
I don't mean that in a snarky way either, it's just that the management of this horse is so confusing. He looked - for a race or two, in 2013 - that he could be a top level turf horse, then floundered and seemingly got injured (hence the layoff). Since coming back from this first layoff, he has only hit the board once, making it look like he won't be regaining that 2013 form... yet still contests in top flight races.
Is it really making a point if the horse is finishing down the track in these high profile races, has been transferred to another trainer, and has had a 6 and a 7 month layoff since August 2013.
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