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I am so sad to learn about the passing of Manduro’s Son.
The French star was pulled up short after working on the morning of 7 October 2014 at Werribee in Australia. X-rays revealed he had fractured his pastern in three places. He underwent emergency surgery on the pastern and that had been considered successful.
Thursday night, 9 October, Manduro’s Son had complications while undergoing surgery to fix a colic problem. A common condition following the huge surgery he had the previous day when he had screws and pins inserted in his fractured pastern.
He was nominated to make his Australian debut in the Herbert Power Stakes over 2400 metres at Caulfield on Saturday, 11 October, after he had won his last two starts in France over 2400 metres and 2500 metres, respectively.
The plan would have been to go to the Geelong Cup and then the Melbourne Cup.       
The son of Manduro and Persian Belle was born in Ireland on 29 April 2010. He was trained in France by Jean-Marie Béguigné.
Rest In Peace, big boy.  29 April 2010 - 9 October 2014
Photo source: X Manduro’s Son and Olivier Peslier at Longchamp, 25 May 2014

racinglegends:

I am so sad to learn about the passing of Manduro’s Son.

The French star was pulled up short after working on the morning of 7 October 2014 at Werribee in Australia. X-rays revealed he had fractured his pastern in three places. He underwent emergency surgery on the pastern and that had been considered successful.

Thursday night, 9 October, Manduro’s Son had complications while undergoing surgery to fix a colic problem.
A common condition following the huge surgery he had the previous day when he had screws and pins inserted in his fractured pastern.

He was nominated to make his Australian debut in the Herbert Power Stakes over 2400 metres at Caulfield on Saturday, 11 October, after he had won his last two starts in France over 2400 metres and 2500 metres, respectively.

The plan would have been to go to the Geelong Cup and then the Melbourne Cup.      

The son of Manduro and Persian Belle was born in Ireland on 29 April 2010. He was trained in France by Jean-Marie Béguigné.

Rest In Peace, big boy.
29 April 2010 - 9 October 2014

Photo source: X
Manduro’s Son and Olivier Peslier at Longchamp, 25 May 2014

19

October

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racinglegends:

Bronze Angel and Louis Steward won the last race on 2014 British Champions Day at Ascot, the Balmoral Handicap, 18 October 2014.
Maverich Wave and Robert Havlin second, Empire Storm and Mikey Ennis (left) third, Levitate and Joe Doyle fourt.Full result here.
Many congratulations to all connections! :-)
Photo: Ben Hoskins/Getty Images Europe

racinglegends:

Bronze Angel and Louis Steward won the last race on 2014 British Champions Day at Ascot, the Balmoral Handicap, 18 October 2014.

Maverich Wave and Robert Havlin second, Empire Storm and Mikey Ennis (left) third, Levitate and Joe Doyle fourt.
Full result here.

Many congratulations to all connections! :-)

Photo: Ben Hoskins/Getty Images Europe

19

October

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racinglegends:

Taris romped to a nine lengths victory in the Lexus Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland, 18 October 2014.She was ridden by Clinton Potts.
Sweet Whiskey and Rosie Napravnik (blue/white cap) second, Thank You Marylou and Alan Garcia (red cap) third.Full result here.
Congratulations to all connections.
Photo: Keeneland/Coady Photography 

racinglegends:

Taris romped to a nine lengths victory in the Lexus Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland, 18 October 2014.
She was ridden by Clinton Potts.

Sweet Whiskey and Rosie Napravnik (blue/white cap) second, Thank You Marylou and Alan Garcia (red cap) third.
Full result here.

Congratulations to all connections.

Photo: Keeneland/Coady Photography 

19

October

6 notes

This photo was reblogged from racinglegends and originally by racinglegends.

I am so sad to learn about the passing of Manduro’s Son.
The French star was pulled up short after working on the morning of 7 October 2014 at Werribee in Australia. X-rays revealed he had fractured his pastern in three places. He underwent emergency surgery on the pastern and that had been considered successful.
Thursday night, 9 October, Manduro’s Son had complications while undergoing surgery to fix a colic problem. A common condition following the huge surgery he had the previous day when he had screws and pins inserted in his fractured pastern.
He was nominated to make his Australian debut in the Herbert Power Stakes over 2400 metres at Caulfield on Saturday, 11 October, after he had won his last two starts in France over 2400 metres and 2500 metres, respectively.
The plan would have been to go to the Geelong Cup and then the Melbourne Cup.       
The son of Manduro and Persian Belle was born in Ireland on 29 April 2010. He was trained in France by Jean-Marie Béguigné.
Rest In Peace, big boy.  29 April 2010 - 9 October 2014

Photo source: X Manduro’s Son and Olivier Peslier at Longchamp, 25 May 2014

I am so sad to learn about the passing of Manduro’s Son.

The French star was pulled up short after working on the morning of 7 October 2014 at Werribee in Australia. X-rays revealed he had fractured his pastern in three places. He underwent emergency surgery on the pastern and that had been considered successful.

Thursday night, 9 October, Manduro’s Son had complications while undergoing surgery to fix a colic problem.
A common condition following the huge surgery he had the previous day when he had screws and pins inserted in his fractured pastern.

He was nominated to make his Australian debut in the Herbert Power Stakes over 2400 metres at Caulfield on Saturday, 11 October, after he had won his last two starts in France over 2400 metres and 2500 metres, respectively.

The plan would have been to go to the Geelong Cup and then the Melbourne Cup.      

The son of Manduro and Persian Belle was born in Ireland on 29 April 2010. He was trained in France by Jean-Marie Béguigné.

Rest In Peace, big boy.
29 April 2010 - 9 October 2014

Photo source: X
Manduro’s Son and Olivier Peslier at Longchamp, 25 May 2014

racinglegends:

Whole Denmark’s Tarok in beloved paddock with his beloved Limfjord (the inlet).
I have walked there, seen the stable where he lived, and was foaled, and seen where he is buried, I have also had the pleasure of meeting his sulky driver and groom, Jørn and Ingelise Laursen, as well as his great-grand daughter, Barok, two times in November and December 2013.
Tarok was bred by Karl Laursen, a man who knew nothing about Standardbreds when he started, and sired by the American Pay Dirt. Tarok’s dam was the potty Tina Virup, whom was bought by Karl for 5,000 Danish krones (£533, €672, US$ 557). Tarok was foaled on 8 February 1972 at Karl’s Hagenshøj, after much trouble.
Tarok was trained by Karl and raced for Karl’s Stald Kima. He won 111 races from 156 starts, including the 1976 Dansk Trav Derby (Danish Trot Derby), the 1977 European Championships for Five-year-olds, two times the Scandinavian Championshipd two times and three times the N. J. Koster Memorial - only to name a very,very few. Now and then he also sat course records.He earned about 2,8 million Danish krones.Aksel, Jørn’s younger brother, was Tarok’s driver in his first starts. The younger Laursen was busy with his education, though, and Jørn became the regular driver.
Tarok travelled to America for the 1977 World Championships at Roosevelt where he did not finish too well, with one factor being the much disputed restart. Delfo from Italy won, with Denmark’s darling in sixth place.
However, in 1980, Tarok made whole Denmark proud when finishing as the best foreign horse in the Prix d’Amerique in France - fourth behind Eleazar.
Tarok was named Denmark’s Harness Horse of the Year six consecutive years, from 1975 to 1980.
Over the winters through three seasons, Tarok stood stud, and resumed training in the springs to be ready for the big races later in the year.  All in all, he sired 36 foals.
Tarok died on 30 January 1981 as a results of the Baron Gruff-virus, named after the Swedish Standardbred who as the first ever got diagnosed the disease. That Tarok was sick was discovered only two days before his death. The same night he was put to sleep decided his owners to bury their star in one of the farm’s paddock right at the end of a burial mound. When Karl died, his wish was to be buried next to his beloved Tarok. He meant “If the Vikings could, why can’t I?” His wife, Elisabeth, who died a decade after him, is buried next to her husband and Tarok.
The evening of Tarok’s death, the television news started off with the words “Dannebrog på fire ben er død…” (Dannebrog on four legs is dead…”
Tarok had his own fan club, there was produced clothes with his name, and he became honorary citizen in Skive, where he lived. The N. J. Koster Memorial at Charlottenlund is run in Tarok’s name since 1985, in his honour.
There has been written books about him and a movie produced by Regnar Grasten with Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis as director. The movie, called “Tarok - Grib drømmen mens du kan” (“Tarok - Grab the dream while you can”) had its premiere 20 October 2013 in Skive, and Denmark premiere on 31 October.
Tarok was part of the national heritage. He was known and loved by everybody, and known throughout the country as “Dannebrog på fire ben”. (“Dannebrog on four legs” - Denmark’s flag is called Dannebrog)
Yes, I know I have posted this a hundreds of times before, but I just love the story of Tarok and his connections.
Photo source: X

racinglegends:

Whole Denmark’s Tarok in beloved paddock with his beloved Limfjord (the inlet).

I have walked there, seen the stable where he lived, and was foaled, and seen where he is buried, I have also had the pleasure of meeting his sulky driver and groom, Jørn and Ingelise Laursen, as well as his great-grand daughter, Barok, two times in November and December 2013.

Tarok was bred by Karl Laursen, a man who knew nothing about Standardbreds when he started, and sired by the American Pay Dirt. Tarok’s dam was the potty Tina Virup, whom was bought by Karl for 5,000 Danish krones (£533, 672, US$ 557). Tarok was foaled on 8 February 1972 at Karl’s Hagenshøj, after much trouble.

Tarok was trained by Karl and raced for Karl’s Stald Kima. He won 111 races from 156 starts, including the 1976 Dansk Trav Derby (Danish Trot Derby), the 1977 European Championships for Five-year-olds, two times the Scandinavian Championshipd two times and three times the N. J. Koster Memorial - only to name a very,very few. Now and then he also sat course records.
He earned about 2,8 million Danish krones.
Aksel, Jørn’s younger brother, was Tarok’s driver in his first starts. The younger Laursen was busy with his education, though, and Jørn became the regular driver.

Tarok travelled to America for the 1977 World Championships at Roosevelt where he did not finish too well, with one factor being the much disputed restart. Delfo from Italy won, with Denmark’s darling in sixth place.

However, in 1980, Tarok made whole Denmark proud when finishing as the best foreign horse in the Prix d’Amerique in France - fourth behind Eleazar.

Tarok was named Denmark’s Harness Horse of the Year six consecutive years, from 1975 to 1980.

Over the winters through three seasons, Tarok stood stud, and resumed training in the springs to be ready for the big races later in the year. 
All in all, he sired 36 foals.

Tarok died on 30 January 1981 as a results of the Baron Gruff-virus, named after the Swedish Standardbred who as the first ever got diagnosed the disease.
That Tarok was sick was discovered only two days before his death. The same night he was put to sleep decided his owners to bury their star in one of the farm’s paddock right at the end of a 
burial mound.
When Karl died, his wish was to be buried next to his beloved Tarok. He meant “If the Vikings could, why can’t I?” His wife, Elisabeth, who died a decade after him, is buried next to her husband and Tarok.

The evening of Tarok’s death, the television news started off with the words Dannebrog på fire ben er død…” (Dannebrog on four legs is dead…”

Tarok had his own fan club, there was produced clothes with his name, and he became honorary citizen in Skive, where he lived.
The N. J. Koster Memorial at Charlottenlund is run in Tarok’s name since 1985, in his honour.

There has been written books about him and a movie produced by Regnar Grasten with Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis as director. The movie, called “Tarok - Grib drømmen mens du kan” (“Tarok - Grab the dream while you can”) had its premiere 20 October 2013 in Skive, and Denmark premiere on 31 October.

Tarok was part of the national heritage. He was known and loved by everybody, and known throughout the country as “Dannebrog på fire ben”. (“Dannebrog on four legs” - Denmark’s flag is called Dannebrog)

Yes, I know I have posted this a hundreds of times before, but I just love the story of Tarok and his connections.

Photo source: X

19

October

16 notes

This photo was reblogged from racinglegends and originally by racinglegends.

Taris romped to a nine lengths victory in the Lexus Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland, 18 October 2014.She was ridden by Clinton Potts.
Sweet Whiskey and Rosie Napravnik (blue/white cap) second, Thank You Marylou and Alan Garcia (red cap) third.Full result here.
Congratulations to all connections.
Photo: Keeneland/Coady Photography 

Taris romped to a nine lengths victory in the Lexus Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland, 18 October 2014.
She was ridden by Clinton Potts.

Sweet Whiskey and Rosie Napravnik (blue/white cap) second, Thank You Marylou and Alan Garcia (red cap) third.
Full result here.

Congratulations to all connections.

Photo: Keeneland/Coady Photography 

Bronze Angel and Louis Steward won the last race on 2014 British Champions Day at Ascot, the Balmoral Handicap, 18 October 2014.
Maverich Wave and Robert Havlin second, Empire Storm and Mikey Ennis (left) third, Levitate and Joe Doyle fourt.Full result here.
Many congratulations to all connections! :-)
Photo: Ben Hoskins/Getty Images Europe

Bronze Angel and Louis Steward won the last race on 2014 British Champions Day at Ascot, the Balmoral Handicap, 18 October 2014.

Maverich Wave and Robert Havlin second, Empire Storm and Mikey Ennis (left) third, Levitate and Joe Doyle fourt.
Full result here.

Many congratulations to all connections! :-)

Photo: Ben Hoskins/Getty Images Europe

Eventual 2014 Caulfield Cup winner Admire Rakti (left) attacked by stablemate Admire Inazuma, as fellow Japanese trainee Bande looks on in the background at the Werribee Quarantine Centre, 8 October 2014.
Photo: Colleen Petch

Eventual 2014 Caulfield Cup winner Admire Rakti (left) attacked by stablemate Admire Inazuma, as fellow Japanese trainee Bande looks on in the background at the Werribee Quarantine Centre, 8 October 2014.

Photo: Colleen Petch

Hunter’s Light and William Buick at Newmarket, where Hunter’s Light broke his maiden on his second start, 27 May 2011.
Photo source: X

Hunter’s Light and William Buick at Newmarket, where Hunter’s Light broke his maiden on his second start, 27 May 2011.

Photo source: X

Calibrachoa, ridden by RamonDominguez,  wins the 2011 Tom Fool Handicap at Aqueduct, his first of two wins in that race.
Photo: Jessie Holmes

Calibrachoa, ridden by RamonDominguez wins the 2011 Tom Fool Handicap at Aqueduct, his first of two wins in that race.

Photo: Jessie Holmes