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.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.
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).