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  • The Rolex "Did Anyone Hear/See What Happened to..." thread.

    Did anyone hear what happened to Donna Smith? I had to answer the phone and didn't hear the rest of her round.
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  • #2
    Donna had 17.6 time penalties and no jumping penalties and currently stands in 10th. She had to change her path in the middle of the H.O.L. and take the longer route.

    She looked great though!!
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    • Original Poster

      Thanks, Bensmom. Go Donna, yeah!
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      • #4
        Does anyone know what happened to Hyperlite? Is he okay? They are saying he broke down.


        • #5
          Hyperlite is shown on the leader board as being in 9th place. Hope he's ok.


          • Original Poster

            I saw that McKinlaigh bled again--is that an injury or something else? I asked about this after the Fork when I think I'd heard the same thing happened, but I never got any replies.
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            • #7
              He broke down after the course.... very sad

              Originally posted by pegasus209
              Does anyone know what happened to Hyperlite? Is he okay? They are saying he broke down.
              "A little less chit-chat a little more pitter-pat"


              • #8
                By "broke down" do you mean that his competitive career is most likely over or is this (hopefully) just an injury? Very sad.


                • #9
                  He "bled" is a common racehorse problem. It means that little capillaries in the lungs burst from the pressure and lung capacity/function was compromised. That's why a lot of racehorses get Lasix - a diuretic that lowers blood pressure, thus less pressure in the lungs and less capillary damage. Racehorses are only running for a short time, a couple of minutes, and event horses are going much longer, thus dehydration from Lasix (even if it were legal...) would be a bigger problem. The horse will recover but it's not good for his eventing future if he bleeds x-country...


                  • Original Poster

                    Are you sure about that, Fergie? I resisted using the term "bleeder" because it can be seen as such a negative.
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                    • #11
                      Did anyone get to see Sally and Troy go? I know they went clean w/ some time, but just wondering if anyone had a story
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                      • #12
                        Why did Foxx-Pitt retire his second horse? I saw them jumping around fine then next thing I see on the monitor was him trotting the horse and walking away.

                        Why did Amy Tryon scratch Poggio before XC?


                        • #13
                          Not sure at this point of him returning or not. He has a bowed tendon, I would imagine that can't be determined until he gets a scan, etc.

                          Originally posted by Miss Maddie
                          By "broke down" do you mean that his competitive career is most likely over or is this (hopefully) just an injury? Very sad.
                          "A little less chit-chat a little more pitter-pat"


                          • #14

                            I can't bring up the results page from the Rolex site and the Chronicle site doesn't list them in order of finish.
                            Can anyone post that order of finish from the Rolex site?


                            • #15
                              Does anyone know why Mary Grantham and Ides of March didn't run? Also, why did Cathy withdraw Ocotillo?
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                              • #16
                                I don't know for sure about being a "bleeder", but there was blood in the nostril and someone said he bled, so I just am going by what happens at the track when we see this.... Usually bleeders at the track are O.K. for eventing or even steeplechase racing because they don't go at the top speeds that they do for flat racing and the blood pressure is lower, so ?????


                                • #17
                                  What I know-

                                  Does not surprise me about Bucks horse- they went out hitting it hard (Nigel commented a bit on that, and...well, it appeared that way to me, too) and at the new bank, he slipped badly, and then got over it. Good bit of riding, great horse, but sad. they did finish, but he looked tired.

                                  yes, Ginas horse did bleed. And he was TIRED when he hit the 3rd water. Actually looked lame, but who knows? Gina just missed what was happening earlier, and when she saw, she pulled him up.

                                  WFP horse looked tired, too, and he retired before the HOL, which again, seemed wise. I had the thought that maybe because he had been nursing the horse around, perhaps because of his earlier problem, he thought better of it. I was sitting next to Dorathy C and she thought not, so I am wrong, but its something I thought of.

                                  Donna rode GREAT and finally is getting where she deserves to be. She can ride and he is a great horse.

                                  Sara and Tony were...El Premero!!!!! Awesome ride, and she deserves every bit of glory right now.

                                  Sally, another great round, with no story except...GO GIRL!

                                  What can you say...GOO WOODY!

                                  Hoys last ride was very impressive, foot perfect, and the fastest of the day!

                                  back in the barns, I guess that Nicky Henley is not doing very well. I guess he is getting treatment at the park, so is not across the street, but they have been working on him for while.

                                  No idea anout Poggio.

                                  but the BEST of all is Jenna and Tumble Dry. That horse is 18, has survived west nile, is totally trained by Jenna and she does this ALL on her own. She is amazing, and I am so proud of her, I could burst!


                                  • #18
                                    I'm so happy for Jenna and Tumble Dry. I stabled next to them at Richland Park last year. What a sweet girl and an amazing horse!


                                    • #19
                                      its somewhat sad that she has not gotten the attention that some others have gotten. But the best part is she does not care- she still is just her kind self. We were walking the course, (Nice of her to ask me and let me go with her...) and there was this older gentleman who was having some trouble walking and she walked with him, trying to get a shuttle to stop for him. She is indeed a sweet kind girl and Obie is amazing!


                                      • #20
                                        anyone hurt?

                                        were any horses or riders seriously hurt today? i hope not! i don't like seeing anyone hurt they all work so hard to get this far(horses AND riders) and it is so sad when they fall, let alone get hurt!