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Re: Stallion News

PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:26 pm
by Sparrow Castle
A Long Road Home for Mr Speaker
When Mr Speaker (Pulpit) set foot on the grounds at Lane’s End Farm Friday to begin preparations for the 2018 breeding season, his return represented the culmination of a year-long ordeal that left the third-year stallion quarantined in Chile being treated for piroplasmosis, a tick-borne disease found in horses.

After covering 117 mares while fully syndicated in his first year at Lane’s End in 2016, Mr Speaker was shipped to stand his initial Southern Hemisphere season at Haras Cordillera in Chile. When the GI Belmont Derby winner returned to Miami at the conclusion of the year in December 2016, he was not permitted to re-enter the United States due to a positive test–a development that left the Lane’s End team searching for answers.

“He was tested when he left Chile, but they didn’t get the results until he got to Miami,” said Bill Farish, general manager of Lane’s End. “He was tested again when he got to Miami, and he was positive for piroplasmosis. They said the option was to send him back to Chile…So he got back there and there was a very lengthy treatment protocol that took a long, long time to work. He tested basically every month for a year. Thankfully, he’s testing negative again.”

The recent negative tests opened the door for the Mr Speaker’s return to America earlier this month. After spending a week in quarantine in Miami, the stallion was finally cleared to make his way back to Kentucky.

“It was quite a surprise,” Farish said, reflecting on the past year. “It really is a blow to syndicate members and to us whenever you have a young stallion entering his second year at stud. When you can’t have that second season, it’s tough.”

When asked about Mr Speaker’s future prospects, Farish said it has been a work in progress calling attention to the fact he has returned to the United States. Because Mr Speaker was absent for the entirety of what would have been his second year at stud in North America–effectively putting a halt to the continuity of his career–the young stallion will likely need to prove himself all over again in 2018.

http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/a-long-road-home-for-mr-speaker

Re: Stallion News

PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:55 am
by Sparrow Castle
Melissa Bauer-Herzog‏ @mbauerherzog
17m17 minutes ago
According to a post from @oakhurstequine in Oregon on Facebook, 1996 #KYDerby winner Grindstone has been pensioned from public breeding duties. The first #KYDerby winner to stand in OR, he has been joined in recent years by Giacomo.
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Oakhurst Farm‏ @oakhurstequine
Oct 4
Grindstone at 24! He's loves his visitors and personal fan club!
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Raised A Secret GSP (Songandaprayer - Sensitive Soul by Bernstein) joins Giacomo and Slew’s Saga for 2018.

Re: Stallion News

PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:44 am
by Ridan_Remembered
Grindstone looks fabulous in that photo.

Re: Stallion News

PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:30 am
by oldgraymare
Grindstone is "not commercially breeding". Does that mean he will meet a few carefully chosen private mares?

Re: Stallion News

PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:05 pm
by Izvestia
I love Grindstone! Worked with a few of his babies, they were awesome. He did well out here, I hope he has a happy retirement!!

Re: Stallion News

PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:15 pm
by Northport
oldgraymare wrote:Grindstone is "not commercially breeding". Does that mean he will meet a few carefully chosen private mares?


Sounds like it. Probably just shareholder mares.

Re: Stallion News

PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:43 pm
by serenassong
Northport wrote:
oldgraymare wrote:Grindstone is "not commercially breeding". Does that mean he will meet a few carefully chosen private mares?


Sounds like it. Probably just shareholder mares.


Or maybe "AI" with other breeds(QH)- like they did with Storm Cat and Favorite Trick among others. Both are gone- but I seem to remember reading that there is still some Favorite Trick swimmers around.

Re: Stallion News

PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:13 pm
by middleground
Per the Jockey Club, Grindstone was bred to 4 mares last year.

He's still a great looking horse and got a few nice runners early on in his stud career.

Re: Stallion News

PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:43 am
by Sparrow Castle
Duke of Mischief Relocated to Indiana
Freshman sire Duke of Mischief will be relocated from Northwest Stud in Central Florida to the Equine Veterinary Hospital of Northern Indiana, near Wakarusa, where he'll stand for $2,000 for 2018.

The 11-year-old multiple graded stakes winner of nearly $2 million is now owned solely by his breeder, Marilyn McMaster, who bought out the partners with whom she raced the son of Graeme Hall.

Duke of Mischief did his best racing from 4 to 6, when he won four graded stakes, including the Oaklawn Handicap (G2), Charles Town Classic Stakes (G3), Philip H. Iselin Stakes (G3), and the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes (G3). As a sire, his progeny are expected to improve with age.

"He was not getting enough support in Florida," said Dan Boik, manager of McMaster Farm. "He will be more of a classic-type horse, so we think he'll do better with a different group of mares. Indiana also has a strong sire stakes program. We think we'll have more success with Indiana-breds."

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Duke of Mischief will stand for the 2018 season for $2,000 in Indiana
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/225251/duke-of-mischief-relocated-to-indiana

Re: Stallion News

PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:43 am
by serenassong
Sparrow Castle wrote:Duke of Mischief Relocated to Indiana
Freshman sire Duke of Mischief will be relocated from Northwest Stud in Central Florida to the Equine Veterinary Hospital of Northern Indiana, near Wakarusa, where he'll stand for $2,000 for 2018.

The 11-year-old multiple graded stakes winner of nearly $2 million is now owned solely by his breeder, Marilyn McMaster, who bought out the partners with whom she raced the son of Graeme Hall.

Duke of Mischief did his best racing from 4 to 6, when he won four graded stakes, including the Oaklawn Handicap (G2), Charles Town Classic Stakes (G3), Philip H. Iselin Stakes (G3), and the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes (G3). As a sire, his progeny are expected to improve with age.

"He was not getting enough support in Florida," said Dan Boik, manager of McMaster Farm. "He will be more of a classic-type horse, so we think he'll do better with a different group of mares. Indiana also has a strong sire stakes program. We think we'll have more success with Indiana-breds."

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Duke of Mischief will stand for the 2018 season for $2,000 in Indiana
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/225251/duke-of-mischief-relocated-to-indiana


I have been seeing alot of nice horses either in or going to Indiana. Could work out very well, and the next big horse may come from their program. They seem to be promoting and doing the right things.