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Death of a Racehorse: the results

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SJ Staff, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. SJ Staff

    SJ Staff Administrator Staff Member

    Sorry, but I've always wanted to know the other information about the race. After much searching on the Web and some phone calls I was directed to the library at Keeneland. They have pretty much every race result dating back to forever. I called last week. They called back today.

    The story: http://www.bloodhorse.com/pdf/DeathofaRacehorse_Heinz.pdf

    The facts:

    Our Patrice won the race and paid $11.70, $5.30 and $4.20
    Monte placed and paid $4.30 and $.360
    Thermilles showed and paid $4.80

    Asked one of the librarians, Betsy, if she noticed any other unique information. She said Air Lift was overweight by 2 pounds.

    Here's the chart:

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  2. offwing28

    offwing28 Member

    Re: Death of a Racehorse part 2

    That's fantastic. Thanks for finding and posting that.
     
  3. SJ Staff

    SJ Staff Administrator Staff Member

    Re: Death of a Racehorse part 2

    Lastly, Our Patrice started 29 races (3 wins, 6 place, 6 show) and won $15,712.

    If you ever want to find out breeding lines, pretty good website: http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/our+patrice
     
  4. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Re: Death of a Racehorse part 2


    Agreed! Thanks for doing this.
     
  5. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Re: Death of a Racehorse part 2

    I wonder who the poor sap was on the desk at The Sun the next day who had to take the angry call from Our Patrice's mother.
     
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Re: Death of a Racehorse part 2

    Fixed for accuracy.

    And Trumpet King's mudder complained that he deserved to get coverage too, since he finished ahead of Air Lift.
     
  7. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Re: Death of a Racehorse part 2

    Awesome find. Kudos, 'du.
     
  8. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

  9. MeanGreenATO

    MeanGreenATO Member

    This just made my day. Great find.
     
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Echoing the others: Awesome find.
     
  11. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    About the story in the subject line ...

    Sure, it's a good piece of writing, but my sources tell me Heinz did no tweeting that day, refused to shoot any video, blew a perfect shot for a great Vine, didn't turn in an audible podcast and forgot to go back to the office to help with call-ins and roundups.

    Of course he had time to write a decent story!





    (Great find!)
     
  12. SJ Staff

    SJ Staff Administrator Staff Member

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