Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Go Between and Indyanne: You Will Not Be Forgotten
The Turk is above all else, a fan of the horses. Handicapping is nothing more then a crossword puzzle to me, a mental exercise. It's always been and it will always be for me the horses.
On January 1st, fellow Thoroughbred Bloggers Alliance member Mary Forney (the current Director of Operations for the Thoroughbred Owners of California) sent out a picture of Indyanne in her barn which you can find at the wonderful Mary Forney blog (http://Maryforney.blogspot.com) Optimism was high that she could be saved, but unfortunately Indyanne was humanely put down today after her injuries were determined to be too severe to repair.
This beautiful 4 year old filly will not soon be forgotten. 2008 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes video shows her heart as well as her speed.
Indyanne Photo by Jim Lisa Photos
The double heartbreak today is the sad news of the passing of Go Between. The 6 year old Point Given son died after a morning workout from what is being descibed as a heart attack. The sadness of one of our athletes passing away is a cruel blow to a sport devoid of mature stars that have earned the adoration of the fan base. Go Between won the Pacific Classic in 2008.
In both cases, race fans like myself extend our sympathies to the owners, trainers and connections of these horses. They are flesh and blood, beloved by the people around them every day. They have souls, they love.
2008 Pacific Classic
Go Between photo: Benoit