Thursday, June 11, 2009

Un-Happy News

Yesterday it was reported that the highest earning Louisiana-bred and one of Post Parade’s personal favorites, Happy Ticket, died May 3rd at Glencrest Farm, due to foaling complications.

During her racing career, she was remarkably consistent wherever she raced, finishing 85% In-The-Money. I wrote of her back in March 2006,

Happy Ticket, a Louisiana-bred, had enjoyed an outstanding racing career in her home state, beating up on the competition. Fair Grounds, Delta Downs, Louisiana Downs - she was pretty much unbeatable. Eventually, she was sent out into the Great Big Wide Horse World, away from her Louisiana-bred competition, and raced against the likes of Madcap Escapade and Ashado. I will never forget last fall, when she chased down Ashado in the Beldame (gr. I), coming in second by a half-length at 10-1.

Condolences to owner-breeder, Stewart Madison; Happy Ticket was very special to racing.

Below is a photo from Glencrest Farm, of Happy Ticket with her first foal, a Distorted Humor colt,

Rest in peace, Happy Ticket.


texang said...

Aw, she was a NICE mare. Condolences to all involved.

JayCee said...

I'm still so upset about this... Happy Ticket was my Favorite mare of all time!! Periodically I have to try and find out if the colt has been sent to training yet and his name... anyone out there know?? :) <3 Love you Happy Ticket!