Older Horses - 2018

Re: Older Horses - 2018

Postby Treve » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:16 am



The mention of Hoppertunity never fails to make me smile or make my heart swell. Thanks for linking.
Also I love that picture of him, he has such a beautiful elegant face, beautiful neck but stoutely handsome body. And with his tail carriage, his general appearance is pleasing to the eye.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Re: Older Horses - 2018

Postby Katewerk » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:20 pm

Treve wrote:The mention of Hoppertunity never fails to make me smile or make my heart swell. Thanks for linking.
Also I love that picture of him, he has such a beautiful elegant face, beautiful neck but stoutely handsome body. And with his tail carriage, his general appearance is pleasing to the eye.


Are there plans for where he'll stand after retirement?
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Re: Older Horses - 2018

Postby Curtis » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:31 pm

Katewerk wrote:
Treve wrote:The mention of Hoppertunity never fails to make me smile or make my heart swell. Thanks for linking.
Also I love that picture of him, he has such a beautiful elegant face, beautiful neck but stoutely handsome body. And with his tail carriage, his general appearance is pleasing to the eye.


Are there plans for where he'll stand after retirement?

I think if there were any plans for stud, he wouldn’t still be at it at age 7. Baffert catches a lot of grumbling—deserved at times, I admit—for treating his stock as disposable. If he gets grief for that he, and his team, need praise for Hopportunity. Sending him into these marathons is first rate placement and horsemanship. I wish the folks up here in WA could put enough money together to stand Hopportunity, he’d be a good influence.
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Re: Older Horses - 2018

Postby Treve » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:36 pm

Curtis wrote:
Katewerk wrote:
Treve wrote:The mention of Hoppertunity never fails to make me smile or make my heart swell. Thanks for linking.
Also I love that picture of him, he has such a beautiful elegant face, beautiful neck but stoutely handsome body. And with his tail carriage, his general appearance is pleasing to the eye.


Are there plans for where he'll stand after retirement?

I think if there were any plans for stud, he wouldn’t still be at it at age 7. Baffert catches a lot of grumbling—deserved at times, I admit—for treating his stock as disposable. If he gets grief for that he, and his team, need praise for Hopportunity. Sending him into these marathons is first rate placement and horsemanship. I wish the folks up here in WA could put enough money together to stand Hopportunity, he’d be a good influence.


There are no set plans as of now but I don't think his connections have been shopping around. Last time it was brought up they said they were in no hurry and were enjoying him as a race horse. I believe he is exactly the kind of stallion the industry is in desperate need of, and I sure hope someone in the U.S. will have enough vision to see that and stand him. I'm low-key thinking Calumet could be interested as they've somewhat deviated from the standard patterns of the industry. Airdrie might give him a snowball's chance as well.
His 2nd dam being Davona Dale is nothing to sneeze at.
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Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Re: Older Horses - 2018

Postby middleground » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:58 pm

Looks like Backyard Heaven and IWC will head next to the Stephen Foster:

Marty MCGee @DRFMcGee: Turf champ World Approval breezed this a.m. at CD and is confirmed by @markecasse for G2 Wise Dan on the big Stephen Foster night card a week from Saturday. Per CD pub, G1 Foster to get Backyard Heaven, Irish War Cry, Patch, more; G2 Fleur de Lis to get Elate in her 4yo debut.
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Re: Older Horses - 2018

Postby Diver52 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:18 pm

Go Hoppy! Yeah, he's not commercial with his style and pedigree, but I think he could be a good regional stud. But if he winds up doing dressage, that's okay.
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Re: Older Horses - 2018

Postby Izvestia » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:02 am

Don’t be naive. If Hoppertunity was a $10,000 claimer he wouldn’t be in that barn.
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Re: Older Horses - 2018

Postby Treve » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:23 am

Izvestia wrote:Don’t be naive. If Hoppertunity was a $10,000 claimer he wouldn’t be in that barn.


Not being commercial =/= a 10 000$ Claimer.
Case in point, Take Charge Indy.
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Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Re: Older Horses - 2018

Postby PJMIII » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:48 am

Gettysburg (5-Year-Old Horse)
Date: June 10, 2018
Track: CANTERBURY PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:69 Breezing
Track Condition: Wet Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 11/20


Voodoo Song (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: June 10, 2018
Track: BELMONT PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:66 Breezing
Track Condition: Firm
Surface: Turf
Rank: 5/7
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Re: Older Horses - 2018

Postby PJMIII » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:21 am

Prince of Arabia (5-Year-Old Horse)
Date: June 13, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.02:20 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 12/18
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