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by swale1984
Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Matings 2015
Replies: 358
Views: 67601

Re: Matings 2015

Anyone know what mares Americain got over in Ireland? Given the fact the deal wasn't announced by Irish National Stud until the third week of January, I can't imagine he did very well. Calumet Farm has been sending Irish trainer Delmot Weld a increasing number of two year olds...so the farm seems i...
by swale1984
Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2017 Names
Replies: 6
Views: 1364

Re: 2017 Names

Pyramid Scheme - American Pharoah x (?) Just wanted to put it out there. http://www.equineline.com/Free-5X-Pedigree.cfm?page_state=ORDER_AND_CONFIRM&sire_reference_number=9314281&dam_reference_number=8589216&color=+&sex=+&hypo_foaling_year=&breeder=&nicking_stats_indicator=Y&x=34&y=10 Not a stellar...
by swale1984
Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Matings 2015
Replies: 358
Views: 67601

Re: Matings 2015

Anyone know what mares Americain got over in Ireland?
by swale1984
Sun May 31, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2015 Belmont Stakes News & Notes
Replies: 590
Views: 37014

Re: 2015 Belmont Stakes News & Notes

What's with the growing circle of people liking Madefromlucky? I think his Peter Pan win made some forget about the Ark Derby. I guess if you think the 1 1/2 and Belmont track will help move him up 10 lengths or Pharoah backward that much? On my chart, he's 2nd. His pedigree suggests he'd like the ...
by swale1984
Fri May 29, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Zenyatta News
Replies: 1032
Views: 163023

Re: Zenyatta News

There ARE some good comments on the Bloodhorse article. For example: The Bid •6 hours ago BLAME should be NEXT!!!! Fred Lyon> The Bid •5 hours ago No! He already screwed her once... Someone on facebook said the same thing. I think that is too much Kris S. You want a horse that is trainable. Have a ...
by swale1984
Fri May 29, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Zenyatta News
Replies: 1032
Views: 163023

Re: Zenyatta News

Flanders wrote:Bloodhorse.com article:
Person one: "Congratulations, I'm thinking another gorgeous princess may be in the oven.."
Person two replies: "How about twins...Colt and a Filly!"
Oh make it stop!!!
by swale1984
Fri May 29, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Zenyatta News
Replies: 1032
Views: 163023

Re: Zenyatta News

Bloodhorse just posted the story on facebook today. Of course, there were the crazies there, saying that it should be "illegal" to breed them every year. I threw out the fact about wild horses again, and the best response was, "so, you're saying wild horses don't (gasp) have safe sex?!? In addition,...
by swale1984
Wed May 27, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Zenyatta News
Replies: 1032
Views: 163023

Re: Zenyatta News

Wonder if any of them follow the wild horse herds. They'd be appalled at the mares having foals EVERY YEAR. Those poor things, out there in those rough conditions, pregnant all the time...they probably think the BLM roundups are good things! :roll: I'm hoping that this foal is as beautiful as Z Prin...
by swale1984
Tue May 26, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Sheikh Hamdan: U.S. TC Too Much Pressure
Replies: 22
Views: 2814

Re: Sheikh Hamdan: U.S. TC Too Much Pressure

I agree that a Triple Crown is attainable, but not as long as we are breeding to sell and not necessarily breeding to race. This obsession with speedy, precocious horses that peak at two has got to stop. Breed a durable racehorse that wants to run longer than 9 furlongs and you'll see a Triple Crown...
by swale1984
Sun May 24, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: Red
Replies: 1
Views: 562

Re: Red

She is! You're very lucky to be able to ride. I had a horse many years ago, but that was when I lived at home, and my grandparents had a farm, so there were no boarding fees!
by swale1984
Sat May 23, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: American Pharoah
Replies: 2676
Views: 220247

Re: American Pharoah

What could be interesting is if AP wins the Triple Crown, while California Chrome wins at Ascot, comes back, wins the Arlington Million, and then beats AP in the BCC. If all of those things happen, who has the edge?
by swale1984
Sat May 23, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: How have Derby winners done as sires?
Replies: 6
Views: 1820

Re: How have Derby winners done as sires?

They were only unfashionable because they couldn't consistently sire good foals. They all got a chance in Kentucky, some longer than others. They all got at least some decent mares during their first couple years at stud. I couldn't name more than a few of each stallions foals though and I've follo...
by swale1984
Fri May 22, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: How have Derby winners done as sires?
Replies: 6
Views: 1820

Re: How have Derby winners done as sires?

All of that talk makes me wonder what could've been if Swale hadn't died. Slew was a sire of sires, for sure, and it would've been interesting to see how Swale would've done. Also sad to see how many good horses were too "unfashionable" to stay in Kentucky. Most of my faves (Sunny's Halo, Go for Gin...
by swale1984
Fri May 22, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: newest TBC member
Replies: 12
Views: 1945

Re: newest TBC member

Congratulations! She's adorable! :-D
by swale1984
Tue May 19, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Fantasy Belmont: Which of the Derby/Preakness horses wins?
Replies: 31
Views: 2633

Re: Fantasy Belmont: Which of the Derby/Preakness horses win

I didn't see Spectacular Bid or Pleasant Colony race. I did my pedigree analysis and then looked at their form heading into the Belmont. The pedigree stuff hurt Sunday Silence and Charismatic the most. The form (which factors in margin of victory) hurt Silver Charm, Sunday Silence, and Real Quiet. I...
by swale1984
Mon May 18, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Early Thoughts - Belmont Winner
Replies: 69
Views: 7622

Re: Early Thoughts - Belmont Winner

I'll get started on my chart soon. From a pedigree standpoint, Tale of Verve and Mubtaahij are bred to run long, but Tale of Verve is going to be WAY off the pace and that rarely works in the Belmont unless the pace is just absolutely murderous. I may still play him under in exotics, but I don't thi...
by swale1984
Mon May 18, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Fantasy Belmont: Which of the Derby/Preakness horses wins?
Replies: 31
Views: 2633

Re: Fantasy Belmont: Which of the Derby/Preakness horses win

Plugged these guys into the same chart I use in the TC. I came up with: Smarty as the winner, with Big Brown and Funny Cide rounding out the tri. That being said, horses like SIlver Charm suffered from having more of a grinding style in the stretch. If I had to go with my gut, I'd say that it would ...
by swale1984
Mon May 18, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Unintended humor on the Preakness telecast
Replies: 6
Views: 1080

Re: Unintended humor on the Preakness telecast

I wish I could find a still photo or the video online of Stevens being interviewed prior to the race. Did anyone else note it? On the left of the frame is Stevens in his race silks, from midsection up. You couldn't tell if he's sitting or standing -- it was just his torso and up in the shot. To the...
by swale1984
Sat May 16, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: PREAKNESS STAKES Gr1, $ 1 Million, 1 3/16th Miles, 3 YO,
Replies: 233
Views: 14213

Re: PREAKNESS STAKES Gr1, $ 1 Million, 1 3/16th Miles, 3

BlindLucky wrote:And a Dallas Stewart longshot for second, who woulda thunk it.

Last night I put together a superfecta keying AP. I talked myself out of it (And out of Yale of Verve altogether). I am kicking myself right now. (and drowning my sorrows in a very unhealthy dinner)
by swale1984
Sat May 16, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: PREAKNESS STAKES Gr1, $ 1 Million, 1 3/16th Miles, 3 YO,
Replies: 233
Views: 14213

Re: PREAKNESS STAKES Gr1, $ 1 Million, 1 3/16th Miles, 3

I've done 4 bets
exacta 1/ALL
Super box 1,3,6,8 (dream numbers)
Super box 1,2,7,8
Super 1,2 7,8/1,2,4,7,8/1,2,4,6,7,8/1,2,4,6,7,8
(Just wasn't confident enough to key anyone)