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Far From Trouble
16 Sep 11 16:55
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Given the new today, might be appropriate to get the annually miserable thread started Sad

IMPERIAL COMMANDER - tendon injury

Pause Switch to Standard View ***OFFICIAL WHO'S OUT FOR THE SEASON...
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Report shockster November 22, 2017 9:16 AM GMT
Great Field is out until the spring according to Willie Mullins Stable tour.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 22, 2017 11:23 PM GMT
Any news on Missy Tata's return this season ?
Report sageform November 27, 2017 8:02 PM GMT
Emerging Force out for the season.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 27, 2017 8:48 PM GMT
ANNAMIX.....Rich Ricci reveals on ATR that his novice hurdle prospect will miss the season due to pelvic injury.
Report sageform December 3, 2017 7:30 PM GMT
Coneygree going for tests on his wind so may not run again this season.
Report shockster December 7, 2017 9:53 AM GMT
Gayebury 147 rated Hurdler lost his life yesterday in his first novice chase. Very sad. Sad
Report Catch Me ifyoucan December 15, 2017 5:54 PM GMT
Can't Catch Me  • March 7, 2017 9:46 PM
.....Henderson tweeted: "DAPHNE DU CLOS has picked up a tiny problem which rules her out of the Cheltenham Bumper. It's a terrible shame but she'll be back next year."

shockster • October 28, 2017 2:56 PM BST
Daphne Du Clos & Constantine Bay will not run this season after slight injuries and will be save for next season. From Nicky Hendersons StanJames Column.

Any further news on a return ?
Report sageform December 17, 2017 9:44 AM GMT
I suppose we have to record the very sad loss of Starchitect on this thread. Breaking a leg on the flat is the worst way to lose a high class chaser. It brought back the memory of Martin Pipe losing 2 in that way on firm ground at the Festival back in the day.
Report Fabulous December 17, 2017 6:29 PM GMT
Douvan out for the season.
Report HaylingBilly December 17, 2017 8:11 PM GMT
Fabulous ......where did u get that from ?
Report Fabulous December 17, 2017 10:40 PM GMT
Sorry for late reply Billy, obviously news has broke now.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan December 18, 2017 9:57 AM GMT
Guitar Pete wins the Grade 3 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Handicap Chase for Nicky Richards and Ryan Day, however the race is marred by a harrowing injury, after clear leader STARCHITECT tragically broke down approaching the second last with a horrific injury.
Heartbreaking and horrible to watch for all, especially the poor horse and all close connections – all in Pipe’s Yard, Scudamore and owners the Rooneys.
Racing can be so cruel at times. Thank fcuk I wasn’t looking.

Tom Scudamore, the rider of Starchitect, said, ‘I haven’t seen a replay of it and I’m not going to’ after his mount broke a hind leg in a freak accident with a false step on the flat up the home straight.
A distraught David Pipe paid tribute - "a real character in himself and it was going to be his day today".
Many Clouds and now Starchitect - two wonderful & brave horses meeting the same sad fate after great performances at Cheltenham in 2017.

The amount of tweets to bookies asking for a refund on Starchitect is actually disgusting - should be fcuken ashamed of yourselves.....incl Sammuel Dagna, BlackJack ketchum, Martin Viner & Christian James to name a few.
Report sageform December 31, 2017 7:14 AM GMT
Lessons in Milan sadly dies at Haydock yesterday.
Report Can't Catch Me January 7, 2018 10:03 PM GMT
Limini out for the season

Arctic Fire retired.
Report Can't Catch Me January 7, 2018 10:04 PM GMT
Jumps season that is, for Limini.
Report shockster January 8, 2018 2:03 PM GMT
Thistlecrack out with a small stress fracture. Sad
Report sageform January 8, 2018 2:11 PM GMT
One of my only 2 ante post bets for Cheltenham. Just hope Politologue gets there.
Report Can't Catch Me January 8, 2018 3:05 PM GMT
Not out for the whole season but Death Duty will miss Cheltenham.
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y January 31, 2018 6:37 PM GMT
Report unclepuncle February 9, 2018 2:58 PM GMT
Fountains Windfall - Dead.Sad
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 6, 2018 5:50 PM GMT
"CRACKING SMART (6yo Grade2 winner and 2nd to Next Destination in Naas with Duc Des Genievres just 3L behind) had a setback so unfortunately he is out of the Albert Bartlett and will not run for the remainder of the season" - Gordon Elliott.

SCEAU ROYAL will miss the Arkle (7/1 shot). Alan King's 6yo - "It is just a little niggle, but it is enough to stop us" (taking him to Cheltenham).

These two join the Ben Pauling trained Willoughby Court (who now has Aintree is very much in mind) and If The Cap Fits a Supreme Novice fancy trained by Harry Fry, both owned by Paul & Clare Rooney.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 8, 2018 12:10 PM GMT
Hope that’s all for this year Devil
Report festivalfanatic March 8, 2018 12:16 PM GMT
Vinndication out for the season apparently.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 8, 2018 2:46 PM GMT
See where Vroum Vroum Mag has been retired from racing.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 12, 2018 8:04 AM GMT
On The Blind Side - Nicky Henderson revealed speaking at a preview night at Sandown racecourse, Henderson said: "On The Blind Side is not going to Cheltenham for the Ballymore. He is staying at home but I hope he will run again this season."
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 12, 2018 8:26 AM GMT
"Dingo Dollar already out of the Ultima and The Unit out of the Close Brothers. It's also going to be too soft for Mia's Storm in the RSA." - Alan King
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 18, 2018 2:53 PM GMT
All at Cheltenham this week...Sad

North Hill Harvey.....Injured - Destroyed-
Dresden.....Fell - Injured - Destroyed-
Sandsend.....Broke Near Foreleg - Destroyed-
Some Plan.....Distracted by Loose Horse Fell - Fatally Injured-
Report To Base.....Fell - Fractured Neck - Dead-
Mossback.....Fell - Fractured Shoulder - Destroyed-
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 26, 2018 6:54 PM BST
Cause Of Causes.....ruled out for the season and misses Aintree National
Report Steamship March 26, 2018 10:08 PM BST
Allmyown died at Carlisle on Sunday, he had won earlier in the week at Wetherby and looked a promising chaser. Thoughts to all at Phil Kirby's yard.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 4, 2018 11:22 PM BST
Waiting Patiently.....Ruth Jefferson has been forced to rule out the unbeaten chaser, who beat Cue Card in a thrilling Grade One at Ascot in February. He has not suffered a career-threatening injury but it is enough to prevent him from heading to Aintree.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 4, 2018 11:25 PM BST
As De Mee.....Trainer Paul Nicholls "I'm disappointed to report that As De Mee is out of next week's Grand National after sustaining a minor leg injury".
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 3, 2018 11:51 PM BST
WHO are we expecting BACK THIS SEASON ?
Report shockster September 4, 2018 11:04 AM BST
Arctic Fire is already back from retirement.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan September 15, 2018 8:52 PM BST
Labaik, who won the 2017 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham, has been sidelined since finishing fourth in the Punchestown Champion Hurdle the following month and future plans remain up in the air. Elliott: “There’s been no decision yet. He’s just back in light work. There’s a few things to be sorted out there yet.”

Death Duty, a Grade One winner over hurdles and fences, missed the second half of last season and has not yet returned to training.
“Death Duty is still not back in. He got a bit of a setback last year,” said Elliott. “We might have him for the second half of the season, but there’s no big panic with him.”
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 9, 2018 12:37 AM BST
ELGIN.....ofts. ('off for the year' - Alan King)

YANWORTH.....'may get him back for the second half of the year' - Alan King

.....but positive bulletins from King on Cheltenham-bound pair Sceau Royal (takes on Altior in 2m Cheltenham - might be a Champion Chaser) and Redicean (straight to Cheltenham Oct meeting for 4yo hurdle - summered well). Also potential star Deyrann De Carjac (Novice - like him a lot).
Report sageform October 14, 2018 4:18 PM BST
Poetic Rhythm pulled up sharply yesterday. Any news?
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 15, 2018 1:51 AM BST
Grade 1 hurdles winner Poetic Rhythm - The Veterinary Officer reported that POETIC RHYTHM (IRE), which was pulled up, had struck into itself and lost its left fore shoe.

YesNoWaitSorries horse racing Syndicate - "Thanks for the messages. Poetic Rhythm is ok after being pulled up".
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 16, 2018 9:36 PM BST
HIDDEN CYCLONE.....Happy retirement (13yo bowed out 3rd at Punchestown this afternoon with 15 wins).

HOLLOWGRAPHIC.....a promising bumper horse with WPM (for Ballylinch Stud) suffered a fatal bout of colic.
6yo f Royal Illusion was a bumper winner for exact same team at P/stown today. "We may put her away for next year" - WPM.

RAPID ESCAPE.....Elliott's Listed Future Champions Bumper winner also died from colic.
Report Can't Catch Me October 16, 2018 9:38 PM BST
Jesus. Two big horses gone for Willie there Sad
Report Can't Catch Me October 16, 2018 9:59 PM BST
Sorry meant to say two big horses gone there
Report sageform October 17, 2018 7:16 PM BST
Thanks for the update on Poetic Rhythm.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 17, 2018 10:45 PM BST
TOMMYTUCKER.....out for the season TheFear • October 17, 2018 2:08 PM BST
Report shockster October 26, 2018 1:08 PM BST
L'ami Serge will miss the season.
Report shockster October 31, 2018 1:56 PM GMT
Willie Mullins reports Douvan to be lame. He suggested it could be a tiny ligament tear or a small stress fracture. He is hopeful it is not too serious and the chaser will make a full recovery
Report ReaseHeath November 4, 2018 5:17 PM GMT
Douvan (Mullins: 'It's an unusual injury although Dawn Run had a similar problem many years ago and it looks as if it's going to be enough to keep Douvan on the sidelines this season).

a tiny bit of wiggle room in that quote I suppose
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 15, 2018 10:39 PM GMT
IDENTITY THIEF..... Gigginstown & Henry De Bromhead's 7-time-winner (incl. G1 Fighting Fifth, Aintree G1 Stayers Hdl) suffered a fatal injury in between the final two flights in the Lismullen Hurdle at Navan on Sunday (Looked liked both front legs broke unfortunately...Tough to watch).
Report sageform November 18, 2018 7:38 AM GMT
Jameson was fatally injured on Friday.
Report sageform November 26, 2018 9:50 AM GMT
River Wylde still at Haydock and very lame.
Report Can't Catch Me November 26, 2018 12:11 PM GMT
Owners tweeted that he will be back at Seven Barrows within 48 hours and will resume normal training next week sage.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 26, 2018 1:58 PM GMT
SOMETIME SOON.....Gordon Elliott-trained fell 3 out.
UNDER SURVEILLANCE.....slipped up fatally injuring herself after the line.

Both RIP in 'Monksfield' Novice Hurdle at Navan unfortunately. (Won by Ruby on Easy Game 11/2).
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 26, 2018 2:02 PM GMT
BTW previous Monksfield winners were 2017 Samcro 1/4Fav (Gordon Elliott) & 2016 Death Duty 11/10Fav (Gordon Elliott)
Report sageform November 26, 2018 8:27 PM GMT
Good news CCM. If it was the big fences that wrecked his jumping, River Wylde is a bet next time on a different course as he still had a good chance when falling. Nicky needs to stiffen up his schooling fences before running any more at Haydock.
Report Can't Catch Me November 26, 2018 10:20 PM GMT
Been hit with an 8lb hike unfortunately and up to 151 now. Annoying for the owners when he hasn’t won!
Report shockster November 27, 2018 11:34 AM GMT
Delusionofgranduer didn't make it after his fall at Haydock on Saturday. Sad
Report sageform November 27, 2018 2:54 PM GMT
That is a bit steep CCM. River Wylde has been an unlucky horse to win so little for such a high rating. £57k may seem quite a lot but that is in 3 seasons and he is now on 150.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan December 2, 2018 9:49 PM GMT
BLEU ET ROUGE.....A great afternoon for JP McManus tinged with sadness with the news that Bleu Et Rouge suffered a fatal fall in Fighting Fifth at Newcastle! (Buveur D'air won).

Ben Haslam Racing - "We are devastated to have lost Bleu Et Rouge in the Fighting Fifth today (First Grade 1 runner!). He was a gorgeous gentleman of a horse who will be hugely missed by our team at home as well as by the Willie Mullins yard who did so well with him. Thoughts are with owner JP McManus". Sad too for Niall Kelly Conditional jockey (for WP Mullins) who rode him for such a long time. Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan December 3, 2018 5:54 PM GMT
"MALONE ROAD.....has had a setback," said Elliott. "He has a knee injury. It's not career-threatening, but if we can get him back for Cheltenham or Punchestown this season that would be it. While the injury is not career-threatening at least, trainer Gordon Elliott admits it will be a race against time to get the exciting four-year-old back for this season's spring meetings.
Report shockster December 4, 2018 10:10 AM GMT
Barters Hill was retired on Saturday after his Newbury race.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan December 10, 2018 11:11 PM GMT
MY TENT OR YOURS..... JP's retired. Henderson 11yo finished runner-up in the Supreme 2013 & Champion Hurdles '14, '16 & 2017 - 25 Races, 9 Wins (2 Grade 1's), 14 places Cheltenham record 2222, Prize-money £839,711.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan December 10, 2018 11:14 PM GMT
*16 places, with no Non-completions
Report Hanx January 8, 2019 1:12 PM GMT
MASTER DINO - JLT Novices' Chase favourite Master Dino has been ruled out of the Cheltenham Festival following an injury picked up in his impressive Plumpton triumph.
Report Autocue January 11, 2019 5:45 PM GMT
Willoughby Court put down. At his best in a fine duel with Neon Wolf. Sad that neither horse is with us.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan January 17, 2019 1:07 AM GMT
GREAT FIELD.....ruled out of the Champion Chase following his fall over Christmas...“He got a hard old fall at Leopardstown, and he’s still a bit sore, so he won’t be running at Cheltenham,” said Frank Berry.
Report Hanx January 17, 2019 8:41 AM GMT

From Kim Bailey's blog today...

"Sadly RR will not be running again this season.. he had a very nasty slip at Ludlow when he ran, and we felt it prudent to give him plenty of time to recover.. next season now".
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 6, 2019 11:12 PM GMT
SPECIAL TIARA.....we lost 2017 Queen Mother Champion Chase hero this weekend - Mrs S Rowley-Williams owned and trained by Henry De Bromhead.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 6, 2019 11:12 PM GMT
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 20, 2019 10:44 AM GMT
DYNAMITE DOLLARS....."Unfortunately has had a minor setback in training which will prevent him running again this season." - Paul Nicholls (11th Feb). (Arkle prospect)
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 25, 2019 10:54 AM GMT
LE RICHEBOURG .....has picked up an injury and will miss the rest of the season Devil
Report irishone February 27, 2019 5:15 PM GMT
penhill out …...
Report sageform March 3, 2019 5:12 PM GMT
Waiting patiently to miss Cheltenham.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 12, 2019 1:58 PM GMT
unclepuncle Devil
Report sageform March 13, 2019 9:11 AM GMT
Ballyward put down yesterday.Sad
Report Catch Me ifyoucan March 15, 2019 9:23 PM GMT
Sadly there were three deaths at the Festival - “We share in the sadness of everyone involved in the sport about the fatal injuries incurred by Ballyward, Sir Erec and Invitation Only this week" - CEO Nick Rust of BHA (Mullins and owners Graham and Andrea Wylie had two). Sad
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 7, 2019 1:30 AM BST
UP FOR REVIEW...Another Wylie, RIP at Aintree Sad
Report sageform August 25, 2019 12:48 PM BST
Espoir D'Alen.
Report miltons sophie September 23, 2019 10:05 PM BST
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 20, 2019 4:35 PM BST
JOSSES HILL - died after racing in Sandown.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan October 20, 2019 6:39 PM BST
WICKLOW BRAVE - the 10yo was on the verge of recording an 18th career victory, when he took a fatal fall at the last with the race at his mercy, in the American Grand National at Far Hills on Saturday. A winner of 17 of his 59 races, he won the Irish St Leger under Frankie Dettori in 2016, the 2015 County Hurdle and the 2017 Punchestown Champion Hurdle in a remarkable career. Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 14, 2019 8:39 PM GMT

Two-time Grand National hero Tiger Roll has suffered a setback and will have a small chip taken out of a joint on Friday. Eddie O’Leary said: ‘’It will rule him out of Christmas, but we hope to make the Boyne Hurdle at Navan. If not, it will be straight to Cheltenham.’’
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 17, 2019 10:48 PM GMT
MALONE ROAD..... (Cheveley Park Stud) Gordon...'unlikely to see him this season'... Sum1 knew it a few weeks ago, that he got hurt in a schooling race, but first official whisper from Punchestown today... (Envoi Allen 9/2 wins the Ballymore / Midnight Run 25's the Supreme btw.....shussshhh)
Report miltons sophie November 20, 2019 6:57 PM GMT
Gypsy island out for the season ....gutted
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 26, 2019 1:06 AM GMT
MAKE A STAND.....RIP...Fergal O’Brien Racing reports the sad news that the 1997 Champion Hurdle winner has died.
Report sageform November 26, 2019 8:32 AM GMT
Western Ryder dismounted immediately after winning a good novice chase at Ludlow. Any more news?
Report Can't Catch Me November 26, 2019 11:58 AM GMT
Sadly he fractured a bone and is out for thew season. Did it jumping three out apparently, which makes it even more remarkable he won the race.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan December 1, 2019 1:04 PM GMT
BUVEUR D'AIR......following his defeat by Cornerstone Lad on Saturday - hit the second-last flight and had a splinter of wood in the lower section of his off-fore. OFTS. "It is very serious and I hope it's not career-threatening" - Nicky.
Report sageform December 1, 2019 4:25 PM GMT
Coeur Blimey and Downtown Getaway both pulled up quickly. Probably lame.
Report DontBeSakhee December 2, 2019 6:16 PM GMT
Saldier out until the new year, which is a pain. Horse must be made of glass!
Report Steamship December 2, 2019 10:03 PM GMT
We must remember Beer Goggles losing his life at Newbury an end to a very sad story.

Grazeon Ray died at Newcastle on his first NH run 

I might add Dandy Highwayman not a NH horse but a genuine handicapper who died after work 2 weeks today.
Report miltons sophie January 22, 2020 3:05 PM GMT
Road to respect out for the season with leg injury
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 4, 2020 12:10 AM GMT
Jack Kennedy will miss the Cheltenham Festival after suffering a broken leg at Leopardstown on Sunday.
Report irishone February 6, 2020 4:09 PM GMT
Maries rock
Report miltons sophie February 6, 2020 6:30 PM GMT
Hard lines Irish. Great shout nevertheless
Report irishone February 7, 2020 6:01 PM GMT
Klassicalcdream saldier douvan gone
Report sageform February 8, 2020 12:48 PM GMT
It is always a sad statistic but my challenge to name 10 runners in the CH and get 5 would have been hard this year. Buveur, Klassical D, Saldier, Samcro and many others would have been on most lists. Epatante, Pentanld Hills and Sharjah are the only ones that are likely runners among the top 10 in the ante post market today!
Report duffy February 12, 2020 5:08 PM GMT
Footpad out of the festival.
Report sageform February 16, 2020 6:41 PM GMT
Cyrname unlikely to run again this season.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 19, 2020 12:33 PM GMT
NATIVE RIVER.....10/1 shot, Tizzard's 2018 Gold Cup winner ruled out with a suspensory tendon injury..... Leaves Santini 100-30 fav, Al Boum Photo 7/2 and Delta Work 9/2, T3 in the betting.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 19, 2020 1:53 PM GMT
Expect we will add LAURINA before the week is out
Report sageform February 19, 2020 6:06 PM GMT
Will any races at the Festival be cancelled or reopened due to lack of runners? Very sad about Native River. I fancied him more every day it rains.
Report irishone February 28, 2020 3:00 PM GMT
une de seaux of the best
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