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Author Topic: Good Luck Magna Fortuna!  (Read 2033 times)
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« on: December 26, 2012, 03:51:49 AM »

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We will be cheering him on.

Hawthorne Park race 6
Today


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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2012, 10:18:46 AM »

Magna graduate is a sneaky good sire.  Kind of like scat daddy.   The horses that dont get the pub have been good sires.
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2012, 10:24:28 AM »

I'm very hopeful that TVG shows it. With SAs opener I'm afraid it could get scrapped. Te only good thing is Turfwau canceled today so it frees up some tv time.
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2012, 10:50:54 AM »

Best wishes to all of Magna Fortuna's connections!  I'll be rooting for you!

Have fun, Taxi!  Safe home.
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012, 11:49:51 AM »

Just saw Jim Miller talking about this on TVG. Great Story.
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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2012, 12:02:08 PM »

Good luck, Taxi, and stay safe.
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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2012, 11:16:23 PM »

main thing was he made it around ok(hopefully hes tearin down the barn in the next couple of days) and gained some valuable experience! michelle's definately a capable trainer but heading into today she was 0 for 9 first time out even tho thats obviously a tiny sample but maybe she doesnt train to fire right away. nice interview jim miller had with gail vacca on the air a couple races prior to the 6th
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2012, 07:10:46 AM »

Wanted to thank everyone at BTW for all your well wishes and for cheering Taxi on!

While he didnt win yesterday, we are all VERY proud of our boy for running a respectable race and for handling everything quite well. He was well behaved in the paddock and post parade (albeit a bit nervous), broke sharply AND straight from the gate, and despite being hung out 5-wide throughout the race, he kept trying all the way. He cooled out well and showed no sign of post race anxiety...always a good thing!

We hope to bring him home for a little R&R once the QT is lifted and then bring him back to run again later this coming spring. All in all - it was a very good learning experience and we are just thrilled (and relieved!) to have his first start under our belt!
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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2012, 09:57:56 AM »

Wanted to thank everyone at BTW for all your well wishes and for cheering Taxi on!

While he didnt win yesterday, we are all VERY proud of our boy for running a respectable race and for handling everything quite well. He was well behaved in the paddock and post parade (albeit a bit nervous), broke sharply AND straight from the gate, and despite being hung out 5-wide throughout the race, he kept trying all the way. He cooled out well and showed no sign of post race anxiety...always a good thing!

We hope to bring him home for a little R&R once the QT is lifted and then bring him back to run again later this coming spring. All in all - it was a very good learning experience and we are just thrilled (and relieved!) to have his first start under our belt!

Good to hear that he came back well. It looked to me like he started to make a middle move but flattened out. The wide trip didn't help, but the fact that it looked like he tried to pass horses is a good sign for a firster. Good luck!!!
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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2012, 10:27:35 PM »

Nice article and photos of Taxi:

http://blogs.courier-journal.com/magnafortuna/2012/12/29/the-most-special-of-days/
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2013, 08:28:03 AM »

Did anyone see the feature on Taxi's mom yesterday on the channel 9 news @ 5 p.m. ?  What a kind and sweet mare.   heart  They interviewed Gail V. @ the farm in big rock.   carrot  Taxi is supposed to run again on the 15th. @ Haw.   beer

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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2013, 08:49:15 AM »

Did anyone see the feature on Taxi's mom yesterday on the channel 9 news @ 5 p.m. ?  What a kind and sweet mare.   heart  They interviewed Gail V. @ the farm in big rock.   carrot  Taxi is supposed to run again on the 15th. @ Haw.   beer

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I was considering making the drive up for opening weekend considering I haven't seen my horses in six weeks. This news might have just sealed my decision.
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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2013, 11:20:29 AM »

Video and story are up:
http://wgntv.com/2013/02/06/pregnant-horse-headed-to-slaughter-saved-race-horse-born/
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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2013, 03:52:23 PM »

Loved it!  trophy
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« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2013, 02:01:26 PM »

That is an awesome story. Kudos to her! dude
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« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2013, 09:27:43 AM »

Taxi  heart and his mom Lulu featured in today's Chicago Tribune.  Pictures can be found @ www.chicagotribune.com/lulu.  Hope he races on a weekend so people can watch it live.

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« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2013, 11:44:41 AM »

Taxi,

Returns today in the 2nd. race @ Haw.  Hoping for a improved performance and a trip to the winner's circle.   clover  If anyone from BTW is on site please take pics of Taxi for posting if possible.

Thanks,
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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2013, 01:12:15 PM »

Made it look easy. What a great story.
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« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2013, 02:32:40 PM »

Good job Magna and all your connections!  Note that the new Pope Francis I was announced at the same time as the race and may be why he won......St Francis of Assissi, lover of animals!
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« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2013, 03:08:27 PM »

Story's up:
http://www.barntowire.com/2013/HAWnotes130313.html
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« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2013, 03:10:10 PM »

Congrats to Gail Vacca and everyone that has helped with Magna Fortune and his dam.

Such a great story!
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« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2013, 05:16:53 PM »

What a day!  I was elated with the selection of our new Pope and so ecstatic that he chose the name Francis, one of my favorite Saints and the Patron Saint of animals.  Lulu and Taxi are so blessed to have their guardian angel, Gail Vacca.  Congratulations to Taxi, Gail and all connected.  What a wonderful story this is and, hopefully, inspirational for others.
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« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2013, 06:36:04 PM »

Holy moly!  Did you know that Taxi's Dad, Magna Graduate, was second in the Dubai World Cup?

http://magnafortuna.weebly.com/the-beginning.html
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« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2013, 06:55:41 PM »

I'd love to see another picture of Taxi.
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« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2013, 07:56:02 PM »

Well done.Congratulations!
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