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05-07-2011, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Toblerone View Post
I only heard about the Ferdinand thing today, and was fairly shocked...especially since he was a Derby winning stallion. Did he have a sort of ailment that he needed to be put down? It's so sad what happens to so many race horses, even ones that win.

Strike the Gold looked fantastic, reminded me of my own 23 year old TB tearing around the field like a 3 year old
There were mysterious events that led to his death. He was sold to a Japanese dealer and eventually his whereabouts were unknown. If you want to read further, there are details within this Bloodhorse report but the specifics might be unsettling:

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