Wee have thee sadss today…..

Published June 16, 2015 by NylabluesMum

Namaste hands

Namaste deer furendss an furendss of Thee Purrfect Pad. Wee has sumfing sad to share with youss’. Yesturday mee an LadyMum decided to watch thee Queen’ss Plate Trial that was happenin in Toronto, Ontario. Wee been followin DANZIG MOON (whose Gran-Sire was Danzig) since hee started racin an hee was our fave of thee Canadian horsess. His breedin goess back to Northern Dancer who was a foundashun sire fur Thorobredss efurrywhere an to Native Dancer who was another amazin Canadian horse back when LadyMum was a young kitt! Thee worst fing happened. DANZIG MOON broked his right hind leg!! LadyMum thott hee pulled up lame an was still watchin thee race. Aftur  Danish Dynaformer won thee race thee Announcer-men came on an told thee werld what happened. Wee did see thee Horsey Ambulance an wee saw thee curtain go up which iss thee signal a horsey iss goin to Pure Land fur good. LadyMum bursted into teerss…..shee was weepin an mee was cryin also. Mee KNEW what was happenin! Mee lived inn the barn with 6 horsess. So mee went rite to LadyMum an ~~head rubbed~~ an snuggled her an shee cried into mee fur. It took her 2 hours to calm down. An so wee wants to pay trib-butte to DANZIG MOON with 2 fotoss’ wee PiZaped:Danzig Moon runningThiss iss how wee went to reememburr him!! Beelow iss thee article frum thee mewspapurr ’bout what happened to thiss sweet horse boy:

Casse devastated by Danzig Moon tragedy 6

Steve Buffery_op

By , Toronto Sun

First posted: Sunday, June 14, 2015 11:13 PM EDT | Updated: Sunday, June 14, 2015 11:17 PM EDT

Danzig Moon, here training for the Preakness Stakes, had to be put down trackside after breaking his leg in the Plate Trial on Sunday at Woodbine. (AFP) 
Mark Casse arrived at Woodbine Racetrack on Sunday morning on top of the world.

Woodbine’s leading trainer had watched his four-year-old colt, Noble Bird, win the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs on Saturday and was feeling pretty good about his entries in the two big races at Woodbine on Sunday afternoon — Conquest Boogaloo, Field of Courage, Conquest Curlinate and Danzig Moon in the $150,000 Plate Trial, as well as his four horses in the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks — Season Ticket, Galina Point, Tancook and Shez a Masterpiece.

But what promised to be a day of celebration and triumph turned into a nightmare, a gut-wrenching day Casse will sadly never forget.

“I don’t even know how to say I feel,” Casse said following the Woodbine Oaks. “It’s just…”

Casse had to take a second to catch himself. The roller-coaster ride that is the sport of horse racing was never more front and centre than it was on a humid and misty Sunday afternoon at the Rexdale track.

In the second race, the Casse-trained filly Revello was eased up by jockey Gary Boulanger after breaking her ankle in the race, although the reports are that the three-year-old will be okay. Two races later, another Casse-trained filly, Mississippi Delta, won the $100,000 Alywow States with Alan Garcia on board. Heading into the Plate Trial, Casse was on a roll — a Grade 1 victory in Kentucky, a Stakes win at Woodbine and the 2-1 favourite, Danzig Moon, entered in the Plate Trial.

As the horses lined up to enter the starting gate for the Trial, Casse was all smiles. However, a few seconds into the race, Danzig Moon, owned by John C. Oxley, broke his right-hind leg going up the back stretch and stumbled before going down, resulting in the Emma-Jayne Wilson-ridden R U Watchingbud running into him and also stumbling. Both Wilson and Danzig Moon’s jockey, Julien Leparoux were thrown off, though in a wonderful display of horsemanship, Leparoux managed to grab Danzig Moon’s reins to stop him from getting up and damaging his leg further, though, in the end, it didn’t matter. Tragically, Danzig Moon — called “bad boy” by his connections for his comically nasty demeanour in the barn — never got up. The Malibu Moon-sired colt, who showed so much promise at the Kentucky Derby this year with a fifth-place finish, broke his right-hind leg and had to be euthanized right beside the track. His body will be taken to the Guelph University for an autopsy.

Casse’s filly Season Ticket finished third in the next race, the Woodbine Oaks, but the Sovereign Award-winning trainer couldn’t even watch. Following the Oaks, standing by himself trackside, Casse told the Toronto Sun that he sat inside the race office during the Oaks, attempting to collect his thoughts. The devastation of Danzig Moon’s death left him in a state of shock.

“He’s such a good horse,” said Casse, before catching himself. “He was a good horse.”

Casse had lost horses before, but the Indianapolis native said it never gets easier, adding that you never completely get over the loss.

“It makes it tough to watch the races because they’re part of your family,” he said. “It’s so sad. The Oxleys are devastated and that hurts me, too. They’re a mess.

“You always know something like this is possible,” Casse added. “But it’s a crazy injury, it’s a hind end injury that you don’t see that often.

“I’m just devastated,” he continued. “I don’t know if it’s really sunk in yet.”

Out of Leaveminthedust, Danzig Moon broke his maiden in his third start in February at Gulfstream and really turned heads when he finished second to Carpe Diem in the Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes at on April 4 at Keeneland. He then finished fifth at the Derby and sixth at the Preakness. After the Preakness, Casse decided not to enter his horse in the third leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes — won sensationally by American Pharoah to pull off the Triple Crown — and instead entered him in Sunday’s Plate trial at Woodbine with an eye on the Queen’s Plate on July 5 and the Canadian Triple Crown.

Casse will undoubtedly will have entries in the Queen’s Plate and will win more big stakes races this year, in Canada and the U.S. But no matter how well his stable does, the good-natured trainer will never completely get over the loss of Danzig Moon.

“Something like this always weighs on your mind,” he said. “Especially when they’re so unexpected. You just never know when something like this is going to happen.”

There you have it…..wee just do not know when such an accident will happen. LadyMum sayss shee doess not like thee synthetic turf an mee wunderss if thiss was a factor inn what happened. DANZIG MOON onlee ran on thee dirt. Maybee thee synthetic turf did not have thee give thee dirt wood have…maybee hee put a hoof wrong; maybe hee was so tired frum his other racess…..wee will nevurr know. So DANZIG MOON run free sweet horse an wee purromise to nevurr furget you…Danzig Moon profileREST IN PEECE DANZIG MOON born March 24th, 2012 & died June 14th, 2015….wee will miss you so-o much……. =^,.^=



51 comments on “Wee have thee sadss today…..

    • Berry sad Noodle Kat an wee iss still sad…it was so trajick an wee will miss that horsey furevurr!!! Wee hopes no more accydentss happen thiss year!
      Fankss fur stopping bye…
      **nose bumpss** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

    • Iss berry berry sad Noodle…it was PAWFULL to see thee replay an see DANZIG MON was herted SO-O bad 😦 Wee still shudder when wee fink or talk ’bout what happened….
      Fankss fur stopping bye mee BFF!!
      ***nose bumpss*** an ~~~head rubss~~~ Siddhartha Henry xxxx

  • So sad. Mom is so torn about horse racing. She loves to watch it but this happens all too often. She was at a race in Los Alamitos (in Southern California) and it happened almost in front of her. Mom had no idea all those great thoroughbreds were Canadian horses.

    • Mee-you Christy mee LadyMum iss torn ’bout watchin Thorobred racin also. Shee luvss thee horses an they do like to run…it iss so hard when thiss happenss! Yur Mumma saw sumfing like this face to face??? That wood finish mee LadyMum off mee finks….
      Oh yess many American horsess today have Canadian Thorobred blood in their veinss!!! LadyMum likes to research a horse’ss peddygree an shee leernss loads ’bout where thee horses came from.
      Fankss fur stopping bye Christy!
      **nose kissess** Siddhartha Henry xxxxx

    • Fank you Wally an Ernie an Zoey!!!! Wee iss still sad ’bout DANZIG MOON here…LadyMum reelly took thiss hard 😦
      Fankss fur stopping bye also.
      **nose bumpss** Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum xxx

  • It’s so terribly sad when it happens! I was at the horse races once, sitting in the restaurant when it happened … the horse died right away. The show must go on, the jockey was sitting beside, crying. This was many years ago … in the 70’s, but it happened just the other week in Sweden too … a very famous horse. All the people were upset by the fact that the races continues … it is the way it is.

    • Hello Rebby: Wow you were at a race track & saw this happen?? I would probably never go back. I stopped watching horse racing on TV for a few years except for American Triple Crown. I am not sure I will be able to watch Queen’s Plate this year…
      How the jockeys can get back on another horse amazes me! I am sorry this also happened in Sweden…I love a good race but I hate that those noble animals can be injured in the blink of an eye & then gone….

    • Lady Katty an Easy wee agrees….watchin a horse race iss like rollin a dice an hopin to win…LadyMum furgot how brew-tall horse racin can bee!!
      Wee just tries to fink of him beein with his Ancesturss an runnin free….
      **nose bumpss** Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

        • Mee-you Lady Katty an Easy mee LadyMum weeped for 2 HOLE hours!!! Shee was unconsoullabull….
          Thee Vetss’ on track did give him pain med butt thee leg was so shattered they had no choice butt to put DANZIG MOON to sleep…Hee DID have soullfull eyes didn’t hee?
          ~~head rubss~~ an **paw patss** of comfort,
          Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

    • Fankss littul Binky an Lady Marlene…wee are almost copin now…LadyMum said wee ust fink of DANZIG MON runnin free inn Pure Land with his Ancesturss an havin all thee hay an oats hee wants….
      **wipess tears frum eyess**
      Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

  • This is so sad, he was such a beautiful horse. That was sweet of you to help console your Mum. Phoebe loves you because you are so sweet–plus you are a cutie too XO.

    • Is BERRY sad Lady Ellen 😦
      You know LadyMum has cried befur an mee not go to her butt mee new thiss was ’bout a horse beecausewee were watchin thee race. Mee luvved thee horses on thee farm so mee had to comfort LadyMum.
      Wee did not want to wait a week to bloggie….DANZIG MOON deserved his berry own post!!!
      Tell mee precious sweet buttercup Purrincess mee adores an luvss her an mee iss all **blushie** 😉
      ***paw kissess*** an ~~~head rubss~~~ an ❤ LUV ❤
      Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    • Fank you fur thee kind werdss an ((hugss)) Lady Ruth…LadyMum an mee are still berry sad. At leest DANZIG MOON iss not inn pain an hee is with his Ancesturss!!
      **nose kissess** Siddhartha Henry xxx

    • Fankss Dezi an lexi mee was not sure when to post ’bout thee horsey….mee wanted to say a propurr ‘Goodbye’ as mee is a horsey luvver also. Mee had 6 horsess with mee inn thee barn an wee were good furendss…wee will bee happy again…it just takes sum tme rite Dezi???
      **nose kissess** Dharth Henry xxxx

      • Yep it always takes time to get over loss. Weez not have horseys of our own, but mommy used to go ridin’ wiff a furiend dat did and we sumtimes went wiff her.

        Luv ya’

        Dezi and Lexi

        • Mee-you yur Muma rode horse’ss also?? Mee LadyMum used to ride many yeerss ago an shee luvved thee feelin. Shee even rode inn Winter time on sunny dayss….
          Say you got to go with yur Mumma?? That must have been berry cool 😉
          LadyMum told mee thee ferst horse shee patted was named PONCHO an thee ferst horse she rode was named SPARKY an thee last horse she rode was named BLUE. (Shee sure haa a good memoree doesn’t shee??)
          Mew mew mew..
          Paw patss** Siddhartha Henry xXx

          • Yep she used to ride all da time, but da lady wiff da horses got to busy. Mommy misses it a lot. And yep, weez got to go too. It was purretty fun ‘cept when mommy wuld have da horsey gallup. What a shakin’ we got. MOL Mommys furst horse ride was a pony at a carnival, and then she went on to rodeo and race and then just fur da fun of it.

            Luv ya’

            Dezi and Lexi

            • Mee-you Dezi an Lexi it is sad yur Mumma could not continue ridin…
              LadyMum stopped going to the stabullss because the people shee new moved away an thee ne people wood not allow ‘outside’ people inn to ride.
              Mew mew mew thee shakin iss sumfin else isn’t it Dezi??
              LadyMum hopes to ride again befur shee gets too dissabulled 😉
              **nose kissess**Dharth Henry xxx

              • Yep da shakin’ is sumfin’ else alwight. As fur ridin’, mommy misses it a lot. It’s so good fur peeps wiff disabilities and pain, specially those who have twubble exercisin’. But mommy hopes dat sumday, she will get to ride again. Meez not so much lookin’ furward to it, but ifin mommy wants, me will go.

                Luv ya’

                Dezi and Lexi

                • Yur thee best Dezi! Mee can see you on top of a horse sittin proud an close to yur Mumma. LadyMum says there iss a GRACE ridin stabull out towards thee Hi-way north of town here…but there iss no transit other than a taxi to get there an back. So that wood cost a lot an then thee ackshuall ridin wood cost green pappurrss an LadyMum cannot afford that…If shee new sumone who went there or werked there shee wood sign up to go ridin on thee Palomino that iss there. Aunty Sheila takes LadyMum bye there once in a while so that is how shee knows there ISS a Palomino!!! Mew mew mew…
                  **nose bumpss** Dharth Henry xxx

                    • Mee hopes shee can figure sumfing out…thee horsess at thee farm are not trained..well Lady Mary Ellen’ss are not. There are 2 that are beein schooled butt they are Arabeeanss an high strung an wood land LadyMum inn a pile of sumfing fur sure, mew mew mew…
                      Maybee one day shee will rise again Dezi…
                      **nose bumpss** Dharth Henry xxx

                    • Oh dat’s a shame. Ifin mommy lived closer, she kuld bweak ’em in no time flat. Dat was a job she had on a ranch once. Awabians awe pawsum horses fur sure.

                      Luv ya’

                      Dezi and Lexi

                    • Yur Mumma sure did a lot of cool fingss!!! Thee horsess at thee farm are just livin a quiet life….Mee finks they were rescued too butt mee not sure. Thee 2 horsess what are boarded there are bein trained an they are doin well.
                      Mee has allwayss liked horsess…they were so kind to us katss when wee lived inn thee barn an they smelled nice also…
                      Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

                    • Mommy was waised in a time when experience was more valuable than college. Dat’s why she had to go to college as an adult. MOL But she luvved workin’ so many diffewent types of jobs. And of course she just luvs animals, so ranchin’ was wight up hers alley.

                      Luv ya’

                      Dezi and Lexi

                    • Mee-you Dezi same here with LadyMum. Shee finished school inn ’73 shee told mee an shee went to College inn ’89 fur 5 yeerss….did you know mee LadyMum was a Tow Truck Owner/Operatur?? An shee an her hubbie had their own busyness!?!? Shee says shee still misses that way of life. An mee betss yur Mumma misses ranchin too….
                      **paw patss** Dharth Henry xxx

                    • Yep mommy misses a lot ’bout hers old life, but sez she wuldn’t change a fing, cuz she never wulda had me and Lexi ifin fings didn’t turn out da way they did.

                      Luv ya’

                      Dezi and Lexi

  • What a beautiful horse he was……..sadly this happens all too often and it’s just so tragic – horses are such majestic and beautiful creatures….my Mom and I rarely watch a horse race because we’ve seen some horses (and riders) seriously injured before and it’s just too heartbreaking. Don’t be sad though Siddhartha – I’m sure he’s in Summerland for Horses now…..getting fresh hay and sunshine and running free.

    Love, Uncle Sammy

    • Mee-you Unccle Sammy an Lady Pam thiss was a turribull accident…LadyMum says it has been since 2007 since shee saw such a bad accident. That was BARBARO…hee was a hansum horsey!
      LadyMum iss not sure if wee will watch thee ackshuall Queen’s Plate; time will tell 😉
      Yur rite Unccle; DANZIG MOON iss runnin free inn Summerland/Pure Land an there iss hay an oats an carrots an apullss an hee iss with his Ancesturss…..
      ***nose bumpss*** neffkitty Siddhartha Henry xxx

  • It is very unfortunate that he broke his leg. I don’t really understand this. Why can’t they mend his leg? OK…he can’t run anymore but he can reproduce some fine sons and daughters. I don’t get it. He is at peace now….no more pain.
    We love you Dharth.

    Kitty Kisses,

    • Mee-you deer Kali…fankss fur stopping bye even tho is iss Shoko’ss pawty! DANZIG MOON shattered thee rite hind leg an when it iss broken inn many places there iss no way to set thee bones….
      LadyMum said they tried it with BARBARO inn 2007 an inn thee end hee had to bee put to sleep aftur monthss of treetmint. BARBARO lost a hoof an hee got Lamminitis an hee could not stand…wee wood not want DANZIG MOON go thru that!!! LadyMum finks just like you Kali….shee said there could have been sum furabuluss foals frum DANZIG MOON butt it was not meant to bee 😦
      Thiss happens inn horse racin; sad butt true…**sniffs back teerss**
      **kitty kissess** deer Cuss-inn xxx
      Dharth Henry =^,.^=

        • 😉 Wee wood not want any horse to suffer what BARBARO suffered Shoko an Kali an Lady Jean! LadyMum read his story to mee an mee almost fell outta mee pedestal bed!!!!!!! Yess thee Hu’manss tried their best fur him butt it was too hard fur him to reecovurr….
          LadyMum followed BARBARO’SS progress an shee thott it ended up beein cruel when things went bad thee ferst time. Thee Racin people leerned a lot frum that an thiss iss why horsess not left to lingurr now. Now DANZIG MOON an BARBARO are runnin together….that iss a nice thott…
          **nose kissess** Siddhartha Henry xxx

  • Purrince Siddhartha, I did not know Mr. Danzig Moon, but from what I read he had a great heart. I am very sad for all the people who loved him and worked with him. His soul is now free and he is running with all the great-hearted horses who have gone before him. Thank you for paying tribute to him here.

    • Mee-you Lady Susan fankss fur stopping bye! LadyMum says people are meowin ’bout DANZIG MOON way out where you live!!! Thiss comfertss us to know people efurrywhere are reememberin him today! Hee was a berry funny horse; allwayss nippin an actin silly (like mee); butt once hee was on thee track hee was foe-cussed on racin an hee tried berry hard. Inn thee Preakness Stakess back inn May hee ended up with dirt inn hiss tray-key-a that American Phaoroah kicked up while runnin!! DANZIG MOON just keeped runnin despite havin trubble breathin!! Hee DID have a BIG heart fur sure!
      Mee an LadyMum are pickturin him running with hiss Gran-Sire Danzig an his Great Gran-sire Northern Dancer an his Grate Grate Gran-Sire on hiss Mumma’ss side Native Dancer an Grate Grate GranMare Fleet Nasrullah (who was born 1955 like LadyMum) an his Grate Grate Grate Grate Gran sire Nasrullah…..these horsess were thee foundayshun of Canadian Thorobredss an LadyMum knows them all 😉
      Whew bet you did not know you wood get Horsey-history lesson mew mew mew????
      ***paw kissess*** Siddhartha Henry xxx

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