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  1. #1
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    Default HARPS incredible horse rescue

    It will probably make you cry, but it's so worth watching:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3RB0t9J1w4
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    Just saddened by this but also grateful for all those involved who have assisted this horse.

    Having said that, I'd like to know more about the situation. They refer to the horse's name as Sara's Tiger as "he" and after checking Equibase there is not a Sara's Tiger recorded. However, there is a Sarah's Tiger 2007 (bay filly) who last ran in June, 2010 at Arlington Park... And, she had pretty well-healed ownership.

    I guess what I'm wondering is would the rescue organization purposely not want to reveal the horse's real JC name, because someone like me would want to research the previous history and ownership? Oh, and naturally want to send the previous owner and trainer a link to this video, and ask them to help this horse...



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    Obviously meant well-heeled, as in a major owner/player at Illinois tracks...



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    OMG! and he is one of the lucky ones... who got help.
    It reminds me so much of Miracle... and the horse from HMER at Day's End...



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    red2004, I'm sure you could email HARPS and find out. actually I've long felt that those involved in racing have a moral obligation to help rehome and rehabilitate washed-up racehorses. Too many sadly end up like this
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    Thumbs up Tiger's 7 Week update

    Here is Tiger's seven week update! He is looking so great!

    http://youtu.be/WDLPdzaGd-w



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    Amazing transformation!
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    The posted his pedigree, 2007 colt and a cat grandbaby.

    Well done for HARPS, what a sad case, but at least he has a happy ending.
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    Default yay!

    it's so wonderful to see him looking happy and healthier! Hats off to HARPS!! If my book gets famous I will do my best to spread the word about you, lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by HARPS View Post
    Here is Tiger's seven week update! He is looking so great!

    http://youtu.be/WDLPdzaGd-w
    Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace, and power in it. – Goethe
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    I'll take either of them, but Misty is gorgeous!



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    Quote Originally Posted by red2004 View Post
    Just saddened by this but also grateful for all those involved who have assisted this horse.

    Having said that, I'd like to know more about the situation. They refer to the horse's name as Sara's Tiger as "he" and after checking Equibase there is not a Sara's Tiger recorded. However, there is a Sarah's Tiger 2007 (bay filly) who last ran in June, 2010 at Arlington Park... And, she had pretty well-healed ownership.

    I guess what I'm wondering is would the rescue organization purposely not want to reveal the horse's real JC name, because someone like me would want to research the previous history and ownership? Oh, and naturally want to send the previous owner and trainer a link to this video, and ask them to help this horse...
    Don't know if this is a public link- but this is what they have on their FB page

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

    AMAZING transformation in the 7 week video! Wonderful job!!!

    That trailer and sling configuration are very neat!
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    Good for them and for such a wonderful horse.
    Free bar.ka and tidy rabbit.



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    I visited Tiger about a week ago. He is bright, friendly and has regained a lot of weight and condition.
    Don't wrassle with a hog. You just get dirty, and the hog likes it.

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    He last raced 6-11-10......video has a 11-15-11 date for the rescue

    It would seem he was a long ways away from any racetrack.




    Results:
    Arlington Park 6/11/10 Race 5 Maiden Claiming 5th
    Arlington Park 5/28/10 Race 10 Maiden Claiming 10th
    Arlington Park 5/06/10 Race 4 Maiden Claiming 4th
    Gulfstream Park 4/15/10 Race 9 Maiden Claiming 3rd
    Gulfstream Park 2/28/10 Race 8 Claiming 5th
    Gulfstream Park 1/23/10 Race 10 Maiden Claiming 4th
    Hawthorne 10/14/09 Race 2 Maiden Special Weight 2nd
    Arlington Park 9/20/09 Race 7 Maiden Special Weight 4th
    Arlington Park 8/20/09 Race 5 Maiden Claiming 2nd
    Arlington Park 7/09/09 Race 5 Maiden Claiming 5th



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    Default Sarahs Tiger *UPDATE*

    Hello. I just saw this forum today about Tiger and I wanted to give everyone an update on his progression. Tiger has just passed his 6 month milestone and is getting better everyday. His assisted rescue by HARPS was an amazing thing and we are very happy that they were able to help us when we needed it the most. Tiger was found for us by a friend of ours and we had called HARPS to help us to transport him home for us. We had him here at the farm for almost 2 and a half weeks and he laid down one night and was simply too weak to get up on his own. We called our vet, HARPS and a close friend right away for help to get him to his feet. His complete story is posted on his facebook page along with all of his photos. I have been doing research on him since we first got him and I have been able to collect many things that I have been told I never would be lucky enough to find! Tiger has been on tv multiple times and in the newspapers, he's on youtube and and now he's got his own facebook page! His story has spread around the globe and we have been able to raise enough donations through networking online to pay all of Tiger's emergency expenses along with extra help for HARPS to keep helping other horses in need. Please look Tiger up on facebook for his complete story on his BIO page and enjoy his photos and updates as well! You can find Tiger on facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/SarahsTiger2007 Thank you to everyone who helped us in our journey to save this sweet guy and please spread the word that Tiger is now online! Thank you, Tigers mom



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