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  • And another one is gone

    Now Cryptoclearance!!!

    The only difference between a runaway and a fast gallop is nothing but a SMILE
    Most horses cross the Rainbow Bridge, but TEDDY JUMPED IT!!!
    Member of the COTH Enabler Clique

  • #2
    I was going to post the same message with the same title.
    I am feeling old.
    A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame or money, but even practices it without any hope of doing it well.--G. K. Chesterton


    • Original Poster

      Me too Liza-- me too!!
      The only difference between a runaway and a fast gallop is nothing but a SMILE
      Most horses cross the Rainbow Bridge, but TEDDY JUMPED IT!!!
      Member of the COTH Enabler Clique


      • #4
        Oldenburg foals and young prospects
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        • #5
          Poor guy. I feel so lucky I got to see him in person.
          Every mighty oak was once a nut that stood its ground.

          Proud Closet Canterer! Member Riders with Fibromyalgia clique.


          • #6
            Oh my lord, what a rough year this has been.
            bar.ka think u al.l. susp.ect
            free bar.ka and tidy rabbit


            • #7
              I just heard that Kona Gold was put down at the KY Horse Park this morning.


              • #8
                Make it stop.
                Randee Beckman ~Otteridge Farm, LLC (http://on.fb.me/1iJEqvR)~ Marketing Manager - The Clothes Horse & Jennifer Oliver Equine Insurance Specialist


                • #9
                  Very, Very sad, what a wonderful horse. Stamina, soundness and heart, yes a super nice horse.
                  Proud of my Hunter Breeding Princesses
                  "Grief is the price we all pay for love," Gretchen Jackson (1/29/07) In Memory of Barbaro


                  • #10
                    Kona??? I had not heard that yet. That is a shame. They are both a shame


                    • #11

                      I may be wrong, but wasn't Alysheba brought in to 'replace' John Henry, and then didn't Kona Gold come to replace Alysheba?
                      We're spending our money on horses and bourbon. The rest we're just wasting.


                      • #12
                        Oh I am so sad, he was one of my favorites!

                        Loved his come from behind running style with 150 % heart - if you were watching the race on tv he wouldn't even be on the screen til they turned for home and then he would be right there pressing the leaders - if you blinked, you would miss it!

                        I remember seeing Victory Gallop at Colonial Downs early in his career - put $$ on him because he was a Crypto baby - was not dissapointed !



                        • #13
                          I was speaking to the KHP and they are putting together a press release about Kona Gold.


                          • #14
                            Damn. He was one of my favorites back in the day.

                            He's got a facebook fan page! With some of his best races. Remember Lustra, his rabbit?

                            Delicious strawberry flavored death!


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by lizathenag View Post
                              I was going to post the same message with the same title.
                              I am feeling old.
                              My words exactly! Too many nice horses have left us these last few weeks...


                              • #16
                                KONA GOLD (Java Gold),euthanized at the Kentucky Horse Park Friday morning after suff

                                KONA GOLD (Java Gold), winner of the 2000 Eclipse Award as champion sprinter, was humanelyeuthanized today severe fracture to his left front leg while exercising in his paddock. He was 15 years old.http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=14974
                                Last edited by Carol Ames; Sep. 25, 2009, 07:43 PM. Reason: add link!
                                breeder of Mercury!

                                remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans


                                • #17
                                  I was so sad to hear of Crypto's passing. He seemed like an amazing stallion, and I know well how incredibly he passed on his heart, grit and determination, and his kind nature. I owned a daughter of his, and not only did she look just like him, she had that same drive and willingness to work with an underlying kind nature.
                                  He is a sire line that will truly be missed.


                                  • #18
                                    What a sad week!! I lost my 26yr old TB gelding on Wednesday. He was my best friend and the love of my life. I was there when he took his first breath and there when he took his last.
                                    If there are no pets in Heaven then I want to go where they went !!!
                                    RIP Maybe June 13,1993-Sept.23,2006,Dexter March 11,1983-Sept.23,2009, Joey 1997?-June 21,2012, Abbey Dec.7, 2003-Aug.29-2016.


                                    • #19
                                      "I lost my 26yr old TB gelding on Wednesday. He was my best friend and the love of my life. I was there when he took his first breath and there when he took his last."

                                      Maybedog - what an example of an owner you are!

                                      I know we are sad to hear of their deaths, Summer Squall, Cryptoclearance, Kona Gold, but all were treasured all their days. So many are not.