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Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:54 am

I recall sometime earlier this year there was discussion about Ramsey cutting back on what he owned and a focus on quality over quantity. Maybe focusing more on sales and running in G1 company versus winning claiming titles. I think his kids/grandkids were pushing this. Can't dig up the article at work.
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Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:08 am

bare it all wrote:I recall sometime earlier this year there was discussion about Ramsey cutting back on what he owned and a focus on quality over quantity. Maybe focusing more on sales and running in G1 company versus winning claiming titles. I think his kids/grandkids were pushing this. Can't dig up the article at work.
Ah - missed that bit of news. That makes sense, then. Money problems doesn't really make sense considering the quality of the mares I saw booked in the sales. He is not selling his best broodmares.
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Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:24 pm

Grade 1 winning Australian bred Medaglia D'Oro colt, Astern, reverse shuttling to Kentucky:


http://www.horseracingnation.com/news/M ... n_2018_123
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Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:36 pm

Astern is handsome, but he had his greatest success as a two-year-old. Looks like Darley is going to stand their own version of a precocious MdO colt, like Coolmore's Golden Slipper winner, Vancouver.
Both colts are stunners, although I think I like Vancouver's looks better. I'm eager to see how the two MdO boys do in the US, as their offspring could reasonably excel on both dirt and turf.
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Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:21 pm

Holy Boss Retired to Maryland’s Anchor & Hope Farm
‘TDN Rising Star’ Holy Boss (Street Boss–Holy Grace, by Holy Bull), winner of the 2015 GII Amsterdam S. and third in that year’s GI King’s Bishop S., has been retired from racing and will enter stud for 2018 at Anchor & Hope Farm.

Bred by Adena Springs, Holy Boss graduated by better than 10 lengths at first asking, earning the Rising Star designation, and won his first four starts at three, capped by a 2 1/4-length victory in the Amsterdam. He was behind champion Runhappy (Super Saver) in the King’s Bishop and again when a creditable fourth in the GI Breeders’ Cup Sprint. Runner-up to A. P. Indian (Indian Charlie) in the 2016 GI A. G. Vanderbilt H., Holy Boss added a victory in the Duncan F. Kenner S. at the Fair Grounds earlier this winter. He heads to stud with six wins from 22 starts and earnings of $771,527.
http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/ho ... hope-farm/
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Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:03 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Astern is handsome, but he had his greatest success as a two-year-old. Looks like Darley is going to stand their own version of a precocious MdO colt, like Coolmore's Golden Slipper winner, Vancouver.
Both colts are stunners, although I think I like Vancouver's looks better. I'm eager to see how the two MdO boys do in the US, as their offspring could reasonably excel on both dirt and turf.
Astern was a G2 winner at 2 with $218,888 in earnings.

At 3, he was a G1 winner with earnings of $663,273
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Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:46 pm

I stand corrected on his resume. :oops:
I look forward to seeing a conformation shot on both colts...that should be a pleasant comparison. :D
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:04 pm

Jay Privman‏ @DRFPrivman
Midnight Storm, pointing for @BreedersCup Mile or Dirt Mile, to @TaylorMadeSales upon retirement, per release.
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:34 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I stand corrected on his resume. :oops:
I look forward to seeing a conformation shot on both colts...that should be a pleasant comparison. :D
From a quote from someone who has seen both he and Vancouver, they said Astern is much more your typical Australian type, while Vancouver more the American type. Take that for what you will...
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:45 pm

Dual Grade 1 Winner Gormley Retired To Spendthrift Farm
Gormley, Malibu Moon's winner of the FrontRunner S. (G1) at two and Santa Anita Derby (G1) this year at 3, has been retired from racing and taken up residency at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, KY, where he will enter stud new for 2018.

Now available for inspection, Gormley is the newest stallion to be offered through Spendthrift's renowned Share The Upside program. His Share The Upside fee will be $12,500 on a two-year commitment, and breeders will earn a lifetime breeding right beginning in 2020 after having two live foals and paying the stud fees. For the first time, Spendthrift is offering breeders the option of breeding two mares the first year in 2018, however, to earn the lifetime breeding right they must also breed at least one mare in 2019 free of charge. For breeders not interested in the Share The Upside program, Gormley will be offered for $10,000 on a standard stands and nurses contract.
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/bloo ... rift-farm/
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:58 pm

Glad to see Midnight Storm getting sone respect. Helluva horse!
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Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:42 pm

Darley‏ @DarleyStallions
Here's a closer look at #Astern, #MedagliadOro's best son, who joins the stallion roster at Jonabell Farm in Kentucky in 2018:
https://twitter.com/DarleyStallions/sta ... 0404800514
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Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:51 pm

Very handsome, and even more beautiful when in motion. MdO doesn't seem to ever sire ugly horses.
I found the Tattersall's videos below Astern's promo very interesting. Their large sales ring is a much better design than Keeneland's, IMHO. It lets the horses keep moving in a good-sized circle, and there is no auctioneer's podium intruding into their space for yearlings to run into when they spook. :oops:
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Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:18 pm

I've always preferred the setups that Goffs and Tatts have, especially when you have spooky/energetic foals/yearlings. It's also nice to see the horses walking if you didnt happened to find a video of them in the online catalogue.
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Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:45 pm

^^^I kind of have mixed feelings. But I've never been to view an auction with this setup. I agree it's nice to have them in a large walking ring with no podium for a horse to kick into. But I also like having them raised up a bit to more closely see their legs and body type even if big guys are sitting in front of me. I guess that's why we have separate walking rings at our auctions, although I usually plant myself in a front row for the auction.
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Greenpointcrusader Retired to Ocala Stud
rade 1 winner Greenpointcrusader, who captured the Champagne Stakes (G1) at 2, has been retired to stud and will stand his first season in 2018 at Ocala Stud in Central Florida, where he is now available for inspection. A fee will be announced at a later date.

"Greenpointcrusader was one of the best 2-year-olds of his crop, as evidenced by fast wins against Saratoga maiden company and then the grade 1 Champagne Stakes at Belmont," said Ocala Stud's J. Michael O'Farrell. "His 94 Beyer Speed Figure in the Champagne was as fast as Uncle Mo , and it's one of the fastest in the last decade from what is a marquee race for 2-year-olds.


"Greenpointcrusader has a tremendous stallion pedigree, with two of his brothers currently standing stud in Kentucky, and he's the only grade 1-winning 2-year-old out of his highly accomplished dam. There's a lot to like about this horse, and we believe breeders will really like him when they see him."

The son of Bernardini is out of the blue hen mare Ava Knowsthecode (Cryptoclearance), who has produced four other graded stakes winners—grade 1 winner and freshman sire Justin Phillip , who won the 2013 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) and placed in four other grade 1s; grade 2 winner Keyed Entry, and grade 3 winners Successful Mission and Algorithms , who is a second-crop sire this year.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ocala-stud
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:20 pm

Claiborne Farm‏Verified account @claibornefarm
Announced today: G1 winner #Mastery to stand for $25K, Champion #Runhappy for $25K, and top sure #WarFront for $250K.
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:09 pm

Retrospectiv wrote:The Factor to Japan for 2018:


https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... n-for-2018
Interesting, one-year lease, sounds kind of unusual. They won't know much by then. He's quite the traveling boy.
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Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:23 am

am i the only one who thinks war front is a little over priced?
before anyone gets angry, i'm happy to learn more abt his stats relative to other stallions that stand/have stood in his price range, to get a better idea of if he is, actually, over priced. :oops:
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Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:19 am

sweettalk wrote:am i the only one who thinks war front is a little over priced?
before anyone gets angry, i'm happy to learn more abt his stats relative to other stallions that stand/have stood in his price range, to get a better idea of if he is, actually, over priced. :oops:
He isn't overpriced in my opinion. He has fantastic stats(11% Stakes winners to foals), he is routinely in the top couple stallions for stakes winners or graded stakes winners and sales yearlings.
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