Charismatic

McIngvale Sends Three Runners Out Of The Same Mare To Louisiana Premier Night

It’s no secret that Jim McIngvale goes big when he sets his sights on an endeavor. The Houston, Texas businessman built up Gallery Furniture from a small operation delivering out of the back of his own truck to the point where one of his current retail locations includes a 30,000 gallon sea life aquarium for […]

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Golden Gate’s El Camino Real Derby Winner To Get Free Berth In Preakness

For the first time ever, the El Camino Real Derby, Golden Gate Fields’ premier race for 3-year-olds and to be run on Feb. 16, will provide the winner with an automatic, all expenses paid berth in the middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown, the Grade I, $1.5 million Preakness Stakes on May 18 at Pimlico […]

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Remembering Bill Nack…And ‘The Quarter Horse Guys’ Who Have Dominated The Triple Crown

It was only fitting that in the aftermath of Bob Baffert’s Preakness victory with Justify, it was left to his longtime rival D. Wayne Lukas, to put things in perspective. After Lukas’ longshot colt Bravazo nearly caught Justify with a late rush out of the Pimlico fog, the senior statesman of California’s backside said this: […]

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Beverly Lewis Passes Away At Age 90

Beverly Lewis, who with her late husband Robert, campaigned such champions as Serena’s Song, Silver Charm, and Charismatic, passed away Oct. 20 after a lengthy illness. She was 90. Lewis, whose husband died in 2006, continued to own racehorses with their son, Jeff. According to the BloodHorse, Lewis served on the board of the Edwin J. Gregson Foundation. […]

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Crabcakes Stretches Win Streak To Three In Maryland Million Distaff

Morgans Ford Farm’s Crabcakes, facing older horses for the second straight race, put away pacesetting She Rolls in mid-stretch and held off a late run from My Magician to extend her win streak to three in the $100,000 Maryland Million Distaff Saturday at Laurel Park. The seven-furlong Distaff for fillies and mares 3 and up was the […]

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Old Friends To Auction Racing Memorabilia Items Prior To Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase

On Sunday September 10, Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm, will host an exclusive live auction of fine art and choice racing memorabilia as a prelude to the inaugural Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase, Presented by Woodbine Racetrack. The Old Friends auction will be held for one hour, beginning begins at 3:00 p.m. (EST), at the Fasig-Tipton paddocks, located at 2400 […]

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Pelvic Fractures: How They Happen And What To Do About Them

In February, the racing world was stunned when retired 1999 Horse of the Year Charismatic sustained a broken pelvis and died from a resulting severed artery at Old Friends. Although the circumstances of Charismatic’s accident were especially unusual (since he was both retired and at rest in a stall), pelvic fractures of varying degrees can […]

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Veterinarian: Only ‘Divine Intervention’ Could Have Saved Charismatic

The sudden death of dual classic winner Charismatic at Old Friends shocked fans on Sunday and left some with questions about the nature of the injury that killed him. A necropsy completed Monday indicated the stallion suffered a fatal, catastrophic fracture to his pelvis which caused a massive internal hemorrhage. Drs. Bryan Waldridge and Rhodes […]

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Updated: Charismatic’s Death Caused By Pelvic Fracture

The shocking death of dual classic winner and Horse of the Year Charismatic on Sunday has been determined to be a result of a pelvic fracture, reports bloodhorse.com. The fracture caused lacerations in the local vasculature, leading to fatal internal hemorrhaging. Charismatic had been found dead in his stall, without any apparent signs of distress. […]

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