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This is by far the most heart wrenching tragedy I've seen in a long time. Rest In Peace Effinex, I will never forget you! Definitely a deserving member of the top class in the best season horse racing has ever seen.
Shelley Blodgett‏ @ShelleyBlodgett 7h7 hours ago We @CaribbeanOTTB r gutted 2 hear UNSTOPPABLE U (8y KY-bred G, Belmont S runner, Maxxam Gold Cup winner), euthanized this am due 2 founder😥💔 That was from twitter. He ended up in Puerto Rico and the next tweet is heartbreaking as well Shelley Blodgett‏ @ShelleyBlodgett 7h7 hours ago Our deepest condolences 2 UU’s breeder, Shawn Mojallali, who wanted 2 give UU a forever home💜 We wish we could have gotten him there😔💔😭 There has been a real concerted effort to get the thoroughbreds out of Puerto Rico after the hurricane. Today 7 arrived in Ocala to begin the next stage of their lives post racing.
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Oh no! I Hardest a racing death has hit me in quite awhile. Like with the 2012 gang, I'm always going to be attached to the animals that turned 2015 into a magical year of me. I remember when I said Effinex was the best older horse in the country, jumped off the bandwagon after a clunker and felt like an idiot when he came in second. I'm going to miss you buddy, I mean I already did along with all of your living peers but there's a difference between missing someone you'll never see again and missing someone because they're gone.
RIP.
RIP. He was a cool and wonky horse. Before Mike Smith became his jockey, I remembered he liked to bore out and head for the middle of the track or the other side of the rail.
Anyone know how many foals he has on the ground and how many mares are bred due to foal in 2018? What consistent times he had when running..
Neolithic worked 4f, Oct 19th, in 48.98(B) finishing 2/14.
Bal a Bali worked 6f, Oct 19th, in 1:13.00 (H) finishing 1/5.
American Patriot worked 4f, Oct 19th, in 48.20 (b) finishing 7/31.
McCraken worked 6f, Oct 19th, in 1:14.60 (b) finishing 1/3.
Takaful worked 4f, Oct 19th, in 48.25 (b) finishing 1/23.
This is so sad, what a shocking loss. He was so young. I know I would have been devastated if this had happened to one of my horses. REST IN PEACE EFFINEX.
Oh my god... so terrible death... rest in peace amazing boy.
BREAKING: Absolutely terrible news to report, Effinex, a Grade 1 winner and young New York stallion, died Wednesday in his stall of a pulmonary aneurysm at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. He was 6 years old. I got a call last night at 10 o'clock that he was dead," Cohen said. "The groom left the barn after feeding him at seven, the secretary’s office is right in the stallion barn and she left at 7:30, and one of the veterinarians from Rood and Riddle lives above the stallion barn. He heard a big noise, he went downstairs to find out what it was, and the horse was dead. Rood and Riddle did a postmortem on him and his lungs and trachea were full of blood. He had a pulmonary aneurysm." RIP
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  • andthey'reoff · Oh dear. RIP. · 8 hours ago
  • jrem1 · In shock over this. Really sad. Thoughts and prayers go out to Effinex and the Effinex family and fans. · 8 hours ago
sue from graham motions barn sent me an email . she said they will be posting some info soon on their website about IWC In the meantime he is doing well and taking a short break
  • BFB via Disqus · Hopefully they are not retiring him. I think he will be a beast at age 4. · 9 hours ago
1st- Order Of St George 2nd- Desert Skyline 3rd- Dartmouth 4th- Stradivarius
1st- Caravaggio 2nd- Tasleet 3rd- Harry Angel
If the ground is rated good/good to firm on race day my picks are: 1st-Highland Reel 2nd-Brametot 3rd-Cracksman 4th-Barney Roy. If the ground is soft/good to soft on race day my picks are: 1st-Cracksman 2nd-Poet's Word 3rd-Brametot 4th-Recoletos.
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Brian has been a passionate fan of horse racing his entire life. Taken to the races at a very young age, he has been lucky enough to see all the greats in person from Secretariat, Forego, and Ruffian through Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta, and American Pharoah. Before coming to the Nation, Brian displayed his love for the sport through the development of his horse racing website, which quickly became one of the most popular blogs in the game. 

  
The Editor of Horse Racing Nation from 2010-2017, Brian authored a daily column as Zipse at the Track, or ZATT for short, and added his editorial flare to the overall content of the website. Now a Senior Writer for HRN, Brian continues to contribute his thoughts on racing, as well as co-hosting the popular racing show, HorseCenter. A big supporter of thoroughbred aftercare, he serves as the President of The Exceller Fund.


Brian's work has also been published on several leading industry sites. He has consulted for leading contest site Derby Wars, is both a Hall of Fame and NTRA poll voter, and is a Vox Populi committee member. 

  
A horse owner and graduate of DePaul University, Brian lives just outside of Louisville with his wife Candice and daughter Kendra.

  



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