Stallion News

Re: Stallion News

Postby Ridan_Remembered » Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:55 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:Amanda Duckworth did a story about California Chrome in today's New York Times.


We can't know how it will all turn out, of course, but based on photos made public so far of Chrome's first foals, he is producing some really attractive babies. Learning from the Take Charge Indy situation, a stallion's first sales weanlings and yearlings will pretty much make or break his stud career. So it seems the genuine good looks of many of Chrome's foals should help when they go to the sales. Word through various sources (Taylor Made and other farm Facebook pages) is that breeders are happy with their Chrome foals. So he seems to be off to a good start.
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Re: Stallion News

Postby Treve » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:20 pm

The Babolna National Stud farm in Hungary updated their website.
They currently have 4 Thoroughbred Stallions standing at Stud including Anabaa Blue (GB) by Anabaa and whose second dam is Allegretta, Bully Pulpit (USA) whose dam is by a sone of Icecapade (now there's a name you don't see often!), Move Your Vision (IRE) (Galileo x Cash Run by Seeking the Gold) and the German bred Akaba (GER).
They've got a few nice pictures, and both the 20 year old Anabaa Blue and 18 year old Bully Pulpit look fantastic.
http://babolnamenes.hu/en/product-categ ... roughbred/
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: Stallion News

Postby Starine » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:15 pm

As an aside, I think Honor Code has thrown quite a few flashy babies... but most of the Chromes I see have very little, well, chrome.
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Re: Stallion News

Postby Flanders » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:34 pm

Treve wrote:I don't think Dai Jin is ginormous but he definitely has a hay belly going on and that doesn't help his general chubbiness.
It's clear they don't have a 'sales' prep culture, most of the photos are actually good quality, but few of the horses are groomed, a lot of the mane and tails are left to grow naturally for the most part, and those that have clearly been trimmed haven't been combed or brushed prior to the photo... Couple of muddy horses... couple of recently wet horses, a lot of dusty/muddy halters that haven't recently been oiled, even on the horses that ARE groomed. It is very au naturel :lol:

As for the "Mohawk" as you call it, roached manes are not uncommon outside of North America, and particularly with asiatic steppe cultures. Sometimes it is breed specific and sometimes it isn't (did you know the counter part to the gorgeous spanish stallions with long flowing knee-length manes is traditionally to shave down completely the mane of fillies and mares and the upper part of the tail?)

The most painful thing about that catalogue though is the amount of horses with pin firing scars.

Dai Jin looks ginormous compared to his pic from Europe when he stood at stud there.
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Honestly I enjoyed looking at their pics. I was super excited to find their stallion directory. I have seen the roached mane but not on a thoroughbred before.
I don't know why I do it but I was in an argument with some ignorant fool on Bloodhorse who claims, regardless of the stallions age, they should be returned to the US after their stud careers are done in Turkey. That no information is available about any horse that goes to Turkey. I tried explaining to him how much they truly value and love their stallions. Explaining that the Turkish Jockey Club have an excellent webpage and that if the person had even tried, they could find pictures and information in a few minutes. Thankfully I win the argument because the comments are closed now. XD
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Re: Stallion News

Postby Treve » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:04 pm

He's definitely put on weight, and he's definitely overweight, but ginormous wasn't the word that I'd used... maybe because I recently saw a photo of a heavily overweight draft horse (a central european breed that is already naturally pretty thick but that one even was exceptionally substantial :lol: )

arguing in the bloodhorse comments... we've all been there. I still sometimes have moments of weakness where I can't help but to engage.

Turkey is definitely not the worst place for a stud to end up, and most of the stallions in the catalogue look healthy and happy. (esp the muddy ones :lol: )
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: Stallion News

Postby Sparrow Castle » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:22 pm

Hard to believe...

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Re: Stallion News

Postby SSilence86 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:32 pm

Anyone know how to look up stallions in Uruguay?

I often wonder how Teeth of the Dog is doing.
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Re: Stallion News

Postby Flanders » Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:01 am

SSilence86 wrote:Anyone know how to look up stallions in Uruguay?

I often wonder how Teeth of the Dog is doing.

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his first crop are Southern Hemisphere 3yos. He has 13 starters, 11 winners, 1 SW, earnings $185,635. AEI 2.31 (from equineline)

http://padrillosenlinea.com/rsdp/ejemplares-produccion?id_ejemplar=308759&tipo_vista=
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Re: Stallion News

Postby Ridan_Remembered » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:01 am

Starine wrote:As an aside, I think Honor Code has thrown quite a few flashy babies... but most of the Chromes I see have very little, well, chrome.


And then there is this colt by Chrome out of Beholden by Cat Thief

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Re: Stallion News

Postby SSilence86 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:03 pm

Flanders wrote:Image
his first crop are Southern Hemisphere 3yos. He has 13 starters, 11 winners, 1 SW, earnings $185,635. AEI 2.31 (from equineline)

http://padrillosenlinea.com/rsdp/ejemplares-produccion?id_ejemplar=308759&tipo_vista=


Thank you!

I really like him. Was sad to see him go, but I'm glad to see he's doing well. :)
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