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    Retired jockey Sean McGuinness died unexpectedly this morning in Malton, where he was working as an assistant trainer in John Quinn's stables.

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    Can we keep human obituaries separate from the equine sort, please? I know it's not intended to, but lumping poor Sean McGuinness in with some selling plater which broke down at Southwell is discomfiting.
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    Fingers crossed for Monkerty Tunkerety who suffered a very bad laceration to a hind leg today at Wincanton.It will be touch and go for a week,his hind boots saved his life today.

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    Boots saved Shilpa as well, though she'll not race again. I hope Monkety fares much better.

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    Dual Group One winner La Collina is to visit Darley stallion Dubawi after being retired to the paddocks.

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    Oh no!! He's not allowed to go anywhere, the horse with the coolest name in history should be invincible
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    Was The Minack ok after his fall?

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    Daryl Jacob twittered that he was 'returning to Ditcheat and not as badly injured as at first thought'. [I've been really worried]
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    Thanks Moehat.

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    Does anyone know how Finnians rainbow is getting on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moehat View Post
    Daryl Jacob twittered that he was 'returning to Ditcheat and not as badly injured as at first thought'. [I've been really worried]
    That's a relief, he looked non-weight-bearing on his off-fore when he first got up and cantered away.

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    PN going to give an update tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

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    Let us know what he says tomorrow? I was yelling at the commentator who said he'd got up and was ok, he clearly wasn't... But he looked lame but weight bearing when they came back round. Such bad luck that he fell.

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    'Comfortable but sore; having an xray on his knee tomorrow', on PN's twitter site.

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    Monets garden enjoying his retirement

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    Saturday, 18th January 2014...


    It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart, that we have to post the sad news that Thunderball (Dougal) has had to be put to sleep.

    For those of you who were unaware, he hit his head on the starting stalls at Goodwood in November. He sadly lost total vision in both eyes. We were so hoping it was a temporary situation and that at least some of his sight would return. Or if not that we could help him to learn to cope with his disability, and live comfortably and happily in retirement.

    Very, very sadly his vision has not returned, and despite the heroic efforts of everyone including our excellent team of dedicated staff, therapists and vets, help and assistance from European eye specialist David Donaldson, The Racehorse Sanctuary, the ROA, Weatherby's, Jilly Cooper to name but a few, to try and help him come to terms with his incapacity this has not proved possible.

    Thank you all so very much to those who gave us the practical support and guidance as well as the emotional support.

    Thunderball has lived at Haygarth House since he was born. He has known only love and kindness in his life and he has rewarded us so very much, not only as a very successful racehorse: he won 10 races for us and was placed 16 times amassing 87,794. He was Scott's first turf winner and the apple of his young trainers eye.

    He was also the most sweet and adorable character. He has never in all his years laid an ear back or lifted so much as a hoof or curled his lips to anyone, human or equine. His gentle soul and huge character will be the things we miss so very much.

    Yvette Dixon

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    Very sorry to read this, commiserations.
    Ah! but a man's reach should exceed his grasp......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldaniti View Post

    Very, very sadly his vision has not returned, and despite the heroic efforts of everyone including....Jilly Cooper, to try and help him come to terms with his incapacity this has not proved possible.
    Sad news, but......WTF??!
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    I know, it made me wonder :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldaniti View Post
    I know, it made me wonder :/
    Oh hold on, now it makes sense....Jilly Cooper Interview
    Last edited by rorydelargy; 20th January 2014 at 1:27 PM.
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