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Swale01
Aug. 1, 2008, 05:59 PM
It looks like two of our Olympic Team horses - Courageous Comet and Poggio II - are OTTBs. Anyone know anything more about their racing history?

kerlin
Aug. 1, 2008, 09:22 PM
Courageous Comet's racing history is on his pedigree. He did quite well for himself: http://www.pedigreequery.com/courageous+comet

Poggio II did not do quite so well: http://www.pedigreequery.com/poggio+ii

Regal Grace
Aug. 1, 2008, 09:52 PM
Courageous Comet's racing history is on his pedigree. He did quite well for himself: http://www.pedigreequery.com/courageous+comet

Poggio II did not do quite so well: http://www.pedigreequery.com/poggio+ii

Fappiano : ) It made my night.


Go Comet and Becky!!!!

War Admiral
Aug. 2, 2008, 09:41 AM
Go, Teeeeee Beeeeeeeees!!! Kick WB butt!!! :D:lol:

Calamber
Aug. 2, 2008, 10:53 AM
HAHAHAHAHA, YAY!

onetempies
Aug. 2, 2008, 10:04 PM
Go, Teeeeee Beeeeeeeees!!! Kick WB butt!!! :D:lol:

It's late and has been a loooooong day so it took awhile to figure out the above! :lol: Blame it on all the hay I just put up in the loft this evening. :winkgrin: :lol:

Bugs-n-Frodo
Aug. 3, 2008, 12:16 AM
Go BABY Go! :D :winkgrin:

Kenike
Aug. 3, 2008, 12:32 AM
It's late and has been a loooooong day so it took awhile to figure out the above! :lol: Blame it on all the hay I just put up in the loft this evening. :winkgrin: :lol:

I blame the mind numbing heat. It took me a very long time to get it! :lol:

pony4me
Aug. 3, 2008, 08:29 AM
It's bright and early, and I'm having my first cup of tea. I got it right away. I loff them TB's!

pony grandma
Aug. 3, 2008, 10:17 AM
Go, Teeeeee Beeeeeeeees!!! Kick WB butt!!! :D:lol:

Waaaaaay Cute! Now there's the bumper sticker for us.

I love Thoroughbreds!! Please make us a sport TB registry, bring back the sport TB bloodlines and allow AI and registry for them!!

Drvmb1ggl3
Aug. 3, 2008, 05:55 PM
The following are OTTBs....
BEL BOLD ACTION Joris VAN SPRINGEL (TB – FRA) --- Cricket Ball --- Action de Graces --- (Northern Baby)
CAN MADISON PARK Kyle CARTER (TB – USA) --- Monaco Magic --- Mistress of Mine --- (Band Practice)
USA COURAGEOUS COMET Becky HOLDER (TB – USA) --- Comet Shine --- Rosenelli --- (Seat of Power)
USA POGGIO II Amy TRYON (TB – USA) --- Polynesian Flyer --- Waves Club --- (Toooverprime)

Not sure if the following raced, but they are TBs....
NZL SUGOI Heelan TOMPKINS (TB - NZ) --- Coral Reef --- Smart Lady
SWE KEYMASTER Magnus GALLERDAL (TB –SWE) --- Eighty Eight Keys --- Maria Luiza --- (Stradavinskij)
CAN LIVEWIRE Samantha TAYLOR (TB – CAN) Johnny Greenback --- Market Appeal --- (Mickey McGuire)

This horse did not race, as far as I can tell (maybe p2p'ed), does have siblings that raced over fences though.
GBR MINERS FROLIC Kristina COOK (TB-GB) --- Miners Lamp --- Mighty Frolic --- (Oats)

This horse is nominally TB, though I believe is not in the GSB (as the dam was unregistered, though she did race, between the flags if not under rules) and is 2 gen of sporthorse breeding by the sporthorse-bred super-sire Master Imp, so probably doesn't belong in this thread.
USA MANDIBA Karen O'CONNOR (TB –IRE, W-NTR) --- Master Imp --- High Dolly (W-NTR) --- (Chairlift)

Sing Mia Song
Aug. 3, 2008, 06:47 PM
Drummie, what does W-NTR mean in the following?

USA MANDIBA Karen O'CONNOR (TB –IRE, W-NTR) --- Master Imp --- High Dolly (W-NTR)

Drvmb1ggl3
Aug. 3, 2008, 07:12 PM
W-NTR is just my shorthand for Weatherbys Non-TB Register (http://weatherbys.co.uk/upload/NTR%20Conditions%20of%20Entry.pdf), where quite a few TBs actually end up for one reason or another.

War Admiral
Aug. 3, 2008, 08:03 PM
Drummie thanks so much for this! Always wondered!

WhiteCamry
Aug. 5, 2008, 01:00 PM
Poggio II did not do quite so well: http://www.pedigreequery.com/poggio+ii

He also has an entry under his racing name Chesterstimetofly (http://www.pedigreequery.com/chesterstimetoofly).

vineyridge
Aug. 5, 2008, 10:02 PM
Glad to see Northern Baby is represented as damsire of the Belgian horse. :lol:
He was a great steeplechase sire and damsire, so it's nice to know that his talent could also be passed on to event horses.

sm
Aug. 6, 2008, 12:15 PM
there is also Walk the Moon, on the paralympic Olympic dressage team. He's an 11-yr-old thoroughbred gelding owned by David O’Connor, ridden by Keith Newerla. They will represent the United States and compete in Hong Kong, September 7-11.

FLIPPED HER HALO
Aug. 6, 2008, 12:26 PM
Comet Shine (Courageous Comet's sire) stands at stud at my neighbors. He's a cool horse and I delivered one of his foals this year when on foal watch there. He puts lots of bling on them. I have a 5 year old mare of his in my pasture that just finished racing (she did well). He puts good minds and beautiful movement on his offspring, that's for sure!

FrittSkritt
Aug. 6, 2008, 02:45 PM
there is also Walk the Moon, on the paralympic Olympic dressage team. He's an 11-yr-old thoroughbred gelding owned by David O’Connor, ridden by Keith Newerla. They will represent the United States and compete in Hong Kong, September 7-11.

Cool - I read that in Practical Horseman and wondered if it was the same horse.

mythical84
Aug. 6, 2008, 03:36 PM
there is also Walk the Moon, on the paralympic Olympic dressage team. He's an 11-yr-old thoroughbred gelding owned by David O’Connor, ridden by Keith Newerla. They will represent the United States and compete in Hong Kong, September 7-11.

Awwwww ... Danny is such a cool horse.

Sandy M
Aug. 6, 2008, 03:58 PM
Comet Shine (Courageous Comet's sire) stands at stud at my neighbors. He's a cool horse and I delivered one of his foals this year when on foal watch there. He puts lots of bling on them. I have a 5 year old mare of his in my pasture that just finished racing (she did well). He puts good minds and beautiful movement on his offspring, that's for sure!

I note that the horse with one of my favorite TB names is in that pedigree: Stage Door Johnny (Prince John x Peroxide Blonde). Always thought that was a very clever name, i.e., "Prince and the Show Girl" reference. My recollection is Stage Door Johnny was a chestnut with lots of bling. Maybe that's where it comes from.

Glimmerglass
Aug. 6, 2008, 03:59 PM
Sorry about the double post of this topic. The TB Times did an article on both OTTB horses yesterday (http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/national-news/2008/August/05/Racehorses-to-compete-in-Olympics.aspx)

Here are their respective lifetime past-performances:

Chesterstimetoofly (pdf) (http://cristblog.drf.com/crist/files/Chesterstimetoofly.pdf) - aka Poggio II ridden by Amy Tryon

Courageous Comet (pdf) (http://cristblog.drf.com/crist/files/CourageousComet.pdf) ridden by Becky Holder

WhiteCamry
Aug. 7, 2008, 12:15 PM
there is also Walk the Moon, on the paralympic Olympic dressage team. He's an 11-yr-old thoroughbred gelding owned by David O’Connor, ridden by Keith Newerla. They will represent the United States and compete in Hong Kong, September 7-11.

Is that his racing or his equestrian name? What's his pedigree?

Vesper Sparrow
Aug. 8, 2008, 11:58 AM
I'm curious to know why the above-mentioned TBs appear as breed "not listed" in the official order of go. Is it because the FEI doesn't recognize the Jockey Club as an official breed registry....:(

sm
Aug. 9, 2008, 12:55 PM
WhiteCamry, maybe USEA has the pedigree. Here's some info:
http://equestrian.teamusa.org/news/article/161

see also
http://www.oconnoreventteam.com/new/walkonthemoon.html

photo on his way to winning AEC 2007 Prelim with Lauren Kieffer, scroll down
http://useventing.com/competitions.php?section=aec&id=1185

sm
Aug. 9, 2008, 12:59 PM
Don't know where you are seeing this. Can you link to:


I'm curious to know why the above-mentioned TBs appear as breed "not listed" in the official order of go. Is it because the FEI doesn't recognize the Jockey Club as an official breed registry....:(

Vesper Sparrow
Aug. 9, 2008, 01:48 PM
SM, the order(s) of go are found here:

http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/Schedule/EQ.shtml

I don't see any at the moment; all I see are the results, which don't have the breed listed.

Fred
Aug. 10, 2008, 12:47 PM
The following are OTTBs....
BEL BOLD ACTION Joris VAN SPRINGEL (TB – FRA) --- Cricket Ball --- Action de Graces --- (Northern Baby)
CAN MADISON PARK Kyle CARTER (TB – USA) --- Monaco Magic --- Mistress of Mine --- (Band Practice)
USA COURAGEOUS COMET Becky HOLDER (TB – USA) --- Comet Shine --- Rosenelli --- (Seat of Power)
USA POGGIO II Amy TRYON (TB – USA) --- Polynesian Flyer --- Waves Club --- (Toooverprime)

Not sure if the following raced, but they are TBs....
NZL SUGOI Heelan TOMPKINS (TB - NZ) --- Coral Reef --- Smart Lady
SWE KEYMASTER Magnus GALLERDAL (TB –SWE) --- Eighty Eight Keys --- Maria Luiza --- (Stradavinskij)
CAN LIVEWIRE Samantha TAYLOR (TB – CAN) Johnny Greenback --- Market Appeal --- (Mickey McGuire)

This horse did not race, as far as I can tell (maybe p2p'ed), does have siblings that raced over fences though.
GBR MINERS FROLIC Kristina COOK (TB-GB) --- Miners Lamp --- Mighty Frolic --- (Oats)

This horse is nominally TB, though I believe is not in the GSB (as the dam was unregistered, though she did race, between the flags if not under rules) and is 2 gen of sporthorse breeding by the sporthorse-bred super-sire Master Imp, so probably doesn't belong in this thread.
USA MANDIBA Karen O'CONNOR (TB –IRE, W-NTR) --- Master Imp --- High Dolly (W-NTR) --- (Chairlift)


Thanks Drum
Perhaps this could be forwarded to the two colour commentators on the Cdn channel.Cara Whitham and Nancy Whetmore - the only time I heard the word *Thoroughbred* was when Courageous Comet was in the ring.
At one point my poor husband said, "they can't hear you honey" ;)

Courageous Comet has always been one of my favourites - it brings tears to my eyes just watching him.

GoTBs!!!!!!!!! (and Almost TBs - which means just about all the rest of them!!)