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Flanders
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Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:30 am

Treve wrote:I mean if there's not enough time for the BCC, why not look at other end of year G1s? Why not look at the Pegasus World Cup especially since we know Arrogate is heading off after the BCC. And even from Coolmore's perspective, why? They already have a hot PotN son in the shed, why not wait it out another year and increase CE's value? What if SPD turns out to be uh... less talented than Amer Cleo? Very disappointed but not all that shocked.
No one should ever be disappointed, shocked or surprised, Coolmore never buys a horse's stud rights and lets them race at 4. They always go to stud at 4. Its just how it is, all the time. Looking at it from their perspective, its a business and the Empire Maker sire line is hot, on the racetrack and at the sales.

I just looked at their current stallion roster, any that raced at four were either Coolmore raced(Declaration of War, Magician, Munnings, and Verrazano) or horses they bought their stud rights to when the horse was racing at 4(Stay Thirsty and Tale of the Cat).
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Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:51 pm

Effinex dies at age 7
Effinex, a Grade 1 winner and young New York stallion, died Wednesday in his stall of a pulmonary aneurysm at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. He was 7.

The son of Mineshaft had recently relocated to McMahon of Saratoga after standing his first season at Questroyal North in Stillwater, N.Y. this spring for an advertised fee of $10,000.

Effinex raced as a homebred for Dr. Russell Cohen of Tri-Bone Stables, and he was trained by Jimmy Jerkens.

"I got a call last night at 10 o'clock that he was dead," Cohen said. "The groom left the barn after feeding him at seven, the secretary’s office is right in the stallion barn and she left at 7:30, and one of the veterinarians from Rood and Riddle lives above the stallion barn. He heard a big noise, he went downstairs to find out what it was, and the horse was dead. Rood and Riddle did a postmortem on him and his lungs and trachea were full of blood. He had a pulmonary aneurysm."

Effinex won nine of 28 starts during his on-track career for earnings of $3,312,950.

The New York-bred's biggest wins came in the Grade 1 Clark Handicap, two editions of the Grade 2 Suburban Handicap, the Grade 2 Oaklawn Handicap, the Grade 3 Excelsior Stakes, and the non-graded Empire Classic Handicap. He finished second to American Pharoah in the 2015 Breeders' Cup Classic at Keeneland, and was also in the money in two runnings of the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup.
http://live.drf.com/nuggets/39212-effinex-dies-at-age-7
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Sparrow Castle wrote:Effinex dies at age 7
Effinex, a Grade 1 winner and young New York stallion, died Wednesday in his stall of a pulmonary aneurysm at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. He was 7.

The son of Mineshaft had recently relocated to McMahon of Saratoga after standing his first season at Questroyal North in Stillwater, N.Y. this spring for an advertised fee of $10,000.

Effinex raced as a homebred for Dr. Russell Cohen of Tri-Bone Stables, and he was trained by Jimmy Jerkens.

"I got a call last night at 10 o'clock that he was dead," Cohen said. "The groom left the barn after feeding him at seven, the secretary’s office is right in the stallion barn and she left at 7:30, and one of the veterinarians from Rood and Riddle lives above the stallion barn. He heard a big noise, he went downstairs to find out what it was, and the horse was dead. Rood and Riddle did a postmortem on him and his lungs and trachea were full of blood. He had a pulmonary aneurysm."

Effinex won nine of 28 starts during his on-track career for earnings of $3,312,950.

The New York-bred's biggest wins came in the Grade 1 Clark Handicap, two editions of the Grade 2 Suburban Handicap, the Grade 2 Oaklawn Handicap, the Grade 3 Excelsior Stakes, and the non-graded Empire Classic Handicap. He finished second to American Pharoah in the 2015 Breeders' Cup Classic at Keeneland, and was also in the money in two runnings of the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup.
http://live.drf.com/nuggets/39212-effinex-dies-at-age-7
Sad news. But I am ultra curious how many mares he bred this year, because Cohen was constantly pitching him to any owner of a mare he ran into.
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Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:28 am

Effinex was a cool horse, and he was a nice addition to the NY breeding industry. Speed, stamina, soundness, and a good pedigree- he had every right to tout him.
What a shame. RIP big guy

I think he bred 103 mares.
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Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:36 pm

Annnnnnd Dortmund retired. Again.

To Bonita in Maryland:

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Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:51 pm

Lord Nelson will debut at stud for $20,000
Multiple Grade 1 winner Lord Nelson will debut at stud for Spendthrift Farm in 2018 after missing what would have been his first breeding season due to laminitis.

The son of Pulpit will debut for an advertised fee of $20,000, Spendthrift announced as it revealed next season’s stallion lineup and fees Sunday night.

He will be one of three new stallions on a roster anchored by classic sire Malibu Moon at an unchanged fee of $75,000 and last year's leading juvenile sire Into Mischief, who rises to $100,000. The latter, who stood for $75,000 in 2017, is already booked full.

Lord Nelson won three Grade 1 events in 2016 for Spendthrift, taking the Bing Crosby, Triple Bend, and Santa Anita Sprint Championship, enough to be named an Eclipse Awards finalist in both the male sprint and older dirt male divisions. However, he was scratched from the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, which was to be his final start, after a minor cut in his right foreleg became infected. The horse remained in California for several weeks, undergoing extensive treatment, before shipping to Spendthrift in Kentucky.

The farm staff was hopeful that he would be ready for the start of breeding season in February, but he developed laminitis as a secondary complication, and has been slowly, but steadily, recovering for the past several months.
http://www.drf.com/news/lord-nelson-wil ... stud-20000
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:05 am

Retrospectiv wrote:Annnnnnd Dortmund retired. Again.

To Bonita in Maryland:

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LOL bless his heart. Can't wait to see the Dort-monsters tearing it up at Laurel.
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Izvestia wrote:Effinex was a cool horse, and he was a nice addition to the NY breeding industry. Speed, stamina, soundness, and a good pedigree- he had every right to tout him.
What a shame. RIP big guy

I think he bred 103 mares.
so maybe like between 85-95 depending on his fertility rate and full term births. Should be a hot commodity at the sales.
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Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:33 am

I didn't really expect this, but El Kabeir will stand in Ireland at Yeomanstown Stud in 2018:

https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/ ... reland_123
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Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:13 pm

He's a Scat Daddy. Pretty sure every winning son of SD out there is going to get a chance at stud. :P
With the way his offspring run on the grass, standing in Ireland seems logical.
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Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:16 pm

Report of mares bred is up!

Over 200 Club
Into Mischief - 235
Dialed In - 231
American Pharoah - 214
Uncle Mo - 204


Tapit at 127, tied with Pioneerof the Nile and ... Runhappy?

Jess's Dream got 122 in Florida!

Giants Causeway, Tale of the Cat - 31

Good ol Prayer for Relief saw 22 mares in FL

Honorable Dillon only saw 17 up in NY

Bullet Train, To Honor and Serve - 14

Point Given - 7

Eye of the Leopard, Domestic Dispute, King of the Roxy, Line of David - 1
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Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:33 pm

I'm going to start a Report of mares bred discussion in its own thread since its usually popular with some but others hate it.
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Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:07 pm

Wow... I am sad that PG only got 7 mares :(
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Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:38 pm

Grade 1 winner Noble Bird retired, will stand stud in Florida
Grade 1 winner Noble Bird has been retired from racing and will stand the 2018 breeding season at Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla. A fee for the 6-year-old Birdstone horse will be announced at a later time.

Noble Bird retires with seven wins in 23 starts for earnings of $1,327,945, highlighted by wins in the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap, Grade 2 Fayette Stakes, Grade 3 Pimlico Special, and listed Lukas Classic. His Fayette effort set a track record at Keeneland for 1 1/8 miles at 1:47.75.

Mark Casse trained Noble Bird for owner John Oxley.
http://www.drf.com/news/grade-1-winner- ... ud-florida
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Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:46 pm

Cupid and Practical Joke to Coolmore for 2018.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... hford-stud

Has Stay Thirsty done anything to warrant an increase in fee?
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Flanders wrote:Cupid and Practical Joke to Coolmore for 2018.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... hford-stud

Has Stay Thirsty done anything to warrant an increase in fee?
No, that's why he dropped to $7500 ;)
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Point Given wrote:
Flanders wrote:Cupid and Practical Joke to Coolmore for 2018.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... hford-stud

Has Stay Thirsty done anything to warrant an increase in fee?
No, that's why he dropped to $7500 ;)
They changed the article. When I saw it shortly after it was posted, it said he was being raised to $15,000. I was like wtf?? lol that was why I asked.
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Flanders wrote:
Point Given wrote:
Flanders wrote:Cupid and Practical Joke to Coolmore for 2018.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... hford-stud

Has Stay Thirsty done anything to warrant an increase in fee?
No, that's why he dropped to $7500 ;)
They changed the article. When I saw it shortly after it was posted, it said he was being raised to $15,000. I was like wtf?? lol that was why I asked.
I would have had the same reaction if I saw that!

Bloodhorse articles have too many typos :roll:
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Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:01 pm

bare it all wrote:Report of mares bred is up!
Thanks for posting this news. The statistics are so interesting. Through October 17, 2017, The Jockey Club reports that 1,342 stallions covered 31,863 mares in North America during 2017. In round numbers, 5% of stallions had a book size of greater than 125 mares, and that group of stallions covered 30% of mares bred. Put it another way, 95% of all active Thoroughbred stallions in North America attracted only 60% of available mares.

Makes me ponder the mysteries of the unknown and unknowable what ifs.
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Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:14 pm

CoronadosQuest wrote:Wow... I am sad that PG only got 7 mares :(
I don't understand why he is so unpopular. He produced some some really good racehorses in his first few years at stud: Go Between, Sealy Hill, Point Ashley, Coil, Points of Grace.

Can anyone who knows more than I explain why only 7 mares to a Hall of Famer who won six Grade 1 races, including the Preakness, Belmont, Haskell and Travers?
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