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Barnfairy
Dec. 21, 2009, 11:01 PM
1. I Want Revenge is jogging again. (http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/54505/i-want-revenge-back-in-training-in-kentucky)

I say he never actually makes it back to racing, but I can't decide whether that will be due to unsoundness or further legal drama with his connections.

2. General Quarters is coming back this Saturday! (http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/54499/general-quarters-set-for-fair-grounds-return)

I wish him, and trainer Tom McCarthy, a safe trip and much luck.

3. I couldn't decide whether to post this to the sobering perspective (http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?t=228936&highlight=reality) thread or the Animal Planet (http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?t=181092&highlight=animal+planet) jockey thread, so I'll just post it here: December always difficult for Meiers - father and son (http://www.drf.com/news/article/109666.html)
In the seventh race on Dec. 3 at Hawthorne, a horse named Run Frankie Run ran down the backstretch trailing a field of $10,000 maiden claimers. Just before the half-mile pole - no warning, blink of an eye - he tumbled to the ground.

Run Frankie Run did not break down: Moments later, he got to his feet and ran off. Nor did he clip heels with another horse, or shy away from some fearful object. Run Frankie Run simply tripped and fell, which basically does not happen to racehorses.

But this was December. And 55-year old jockey Randy Meier was on Run Frankie Run's back.

December and Meier make a volatile combination. Few people know the history of month and man as intimately as Brandon Meier. Brandon is Randy's 21-year-old son. He also is a jockey riding at Hawthorne, and this was the first time Brandon had seen Randy go down not just as a son but as a fellow jockey... Quite a scare for Randy and son Brandon (who as you may recall was formerly featured on Animal Planet's reality show Jockeys.)

Well-wishes to both father and son.

Rubyfree
Dec. 22, 2009, 12:32 AM
Thanks for posting those tidbits, BF. I wish General Quarters much luck and a safe trip as well.

Was it ever actually diagnosed or disclosed what, specifically, the injury to IWR was? Can't recall ever seeing that information.

In other honest to goodness racing related topics, does anyone know how Kip Deville is doing? I should go bump that thread up.

Barnfairy
Dec. 22, 2009, 11:32 AM
Was it ever actually diagnosed or disclosed what, specifically, the injury to IWR was? Can't recall ever seeing that information.
As noted here on a previous I Want Revenge thread (http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?t=225862), he suffered damage to his RF sesamoidian ligaments. In my own limited experience, I have found that even if the initial soft tissue damage surrounding the sesamoids heals, it is prone to re-injury, particularly when speed is involved.

I've been looking and haven't found anything new on Kip Deville. I've been wondering too. I suppose no news is good news?

EquineRacers
Dec. 22, 2009, 04:20 PM
Run Frankie Run did not break down: Moments later, he got to his feet and ran off. Nor did he clip heels with another horse, or shy away from some fearful object. Run Frankie Run simply tripped and fell, which basically does not happen to racehorses.


Actually this DOES happen and more often then you think! I'd say within the last 5 years of riding racehorses, I have had this happen to me 5 times!!!! 2 of those 5 times were within the same week and they were all different horses. It mostly happens to the younger horses who really don't know where to put their legs and just arn't paying attention.

pinkdiamondracing
Dec. 22, 2009, 05:51 PM
I've been looking and haven't found anything new on Kip Deville. I've been wondering too. I suppose no news is good news?

Yep-- I visited him last week and he seemed to me to be holding steady. When I heard he was not doing well, I went to see him-- you know-- just in case.

Barnfairy
Dec. 22, 2009, 09:35 PM
4. That other Medaglia d'Oro filly, '09 Acorn Stakes winner Gabby's Golden Gal, is set to make her racing comeback this Saturday (http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/54526/gabbys-golden-gal-faces-11-in-la-brea) in the La Brae Stakes at Santa Anita. You go gal!

Pronzini
Dec. 22, 2009, 10:21 PM
Actually this DOES happen and more often then you think! I'd say within the last 5 years of riding racehorses, I have had this happen to me 5 times!!!! 2 of those 5 times were within the same week and they were all different horses. It mostly happens to the younger horses who really don't know where to put their legs and just arn't paying attention.

One of the more famous horses that this happened to--with no ill effect--was Royal Heroine. She beat the boys in the Hollywood Derby in November of '83 and then in her '84 debut three months later, she went ass over tea kettles over another horse. I know someone associated with the barn then and they were speechless. They were even more amazed to find out she was pretty OK other than some cuts and soreness and she went on to win 5 races that year including the initial BC Mile.

Falconfree
Dec. 23, 2009, 01:24 AM
Run Frankie Run did not break down: Moments later, he got to his feet and ran off. Nor did he clip heels with another horse, or shy away from some fearful object. Run Frankie Run simply tripped and fell, which basically does not happen to racehorses.

Wow, I'm glad that he didn't cause a pileup and was okay. That would definitely be a very scary thing to witness.