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Re: Stallion News

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:10 pm
by lurkey mclurker
Kitasan Black (JPN) arrived at Shadai... some absolutely gorgeous photos at the link. <3

https://twitter.com/pakapakakobo/status ... 1645008897

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:18 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
I notice that KB is standing nicely...without a stud chain over his nose. He appears to only be wearing a bridle. Maybe the bit is a killer, but he just never seems to have a bad thought in that handsome head of his. :D
I wonder who the young man is who got the flowers? Was he being given flowers...and then possession of the reins to KB? Was this a handover from his racing team to the stallion management team?

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:14 pm
by tachyon
BaroqueAgain1 wrote: I wonder who the young man is who got the flowers? Was he being given flowers...and then possession of the reins to KB? Was this a handover from his racing team to the stallion management team?
That young man is the handler of Kitasan Black, Mr Yoshiyuki Tsujita who took care of the great horse throughout his racing career. (He looks young, but isn't that young actually. He is 41 years old)

Yoshiyuki Tsujita was presented a bouquet of flowers by the stallion management team who wanted to pay honor to his job.

Did you see this photo posted by ThreeMustangs in the other thread? ;)
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=298&start=560#p176398
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Kitasan Black and Yoshiyuki Tsujita

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:08 am
by BaroqueAgain1
Yes, and I LOVE that photo. There must be tremendous trust between those two. I'm not sure most people could stand there with their back to a TB stud, letting him rest his chin (and mouth) against their arm...and end up with no tooth marks on their sleeve. Or arm. :lol:

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:17 am
by Miss Woodford
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I notice that KB is standing nicely...without a stud chain over his nose. He appears to only be wearing a bridle. Maybe the bit is a killer, but he just never seems to have a bad thought in that handsome head of his. :D
I wonder who the young man is who got the flowers? Was he being given flowers...and then possession of the reins to KB? Was this a handover from his racing team to the stallion management team?
He's wearing a Chifney bit (aka anti-rearing bit), which is actually very severe and used to lead horses who rear or who rush/pull. It applies direct tongue pressure in addition to pressure on the bars of the mouth. He is not wearing a bridle, but is wearing a halter with a headslip that the Chifney attaches to.
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A headshot of KB where you can see it better.
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He may be a well-mannered stallion but he is still very much a stallion and is given due respect.

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:16 am
by BaroqueAgain1
Thanks for the explanation and the photo of that equipment.

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:21 am
by lurkey mclurker
From what I've observed of Japanese racing, it's also a common piece of equipment used in the parading ring/paddock, in lieu of the halter/chain we typically see in the US.

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:55 pm
by Ridan_Remembered
For those who might be interested in some of the best UK and Australian stallions, here's a complete video of the Darley 2017 stallion parade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNrhTDMkq34

The parade starts with Dubawi, who prances around the ring like the big shot he is. :D

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:03 am
by lurkey mclurker
Orfevre & Lord Kanaloa enjoying the winter sunshine. (photos via @LongBallToNoOne)

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Re: Stallion News

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:14 pm
by lurkey mclurker
Deep Impact: not a (winter) morning person :lol:

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photo via @buena_vista23

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:09 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Nicole Russo @DRFRusso
17m17 minutes ago
Left to right - Champions Mineshaft, A.P. Indy, and Honor Code at @LanesEndFarms
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Nicole Russo @DRFRusso
21m21 minutes ago
.@LanesEndFarms knows how to warm up a cold afternoon - the great A.P. Indy flanked by his champion sons Mineshaft (left) and Honor Code
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Re: Stallion News

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:12 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Nicole Russo @DRFRusso
15m15 minutes ago
Leading active sire Candy Ride flanked by his two sons standing at @LanesEndFarms: Twirling Candy (right) and #NewSires18 Unified
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Nicole Russo @DRFRusso
12m12 minutes ago
Candy Ride, the sire of likely Horse of the Year Gun Runner. @LanesEndFarms
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Re: Stallion News

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:08 pm
by Miss Woodford
If anyone uses a horse being old as an excuse for why they're skinny, show them the photos of Indy.

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:14 pm
by Treve
photos brought a smile to my face!

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:24 pm
by TBird
Miss Woodford wrote:If anyone uses a horse being old as an excuse for why they're skinny, show them the photos of Indy.
Just like people, some horses carry more weight than others. Regardless of age.

Thanks for the pictures, Sparrow Castle!

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:25 pm
by Ridan_Remembered
Such an amazing set of photos. Indy at 29 with his two sons. Way to warm up a cold, snowy day.

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:32 pm
by lurkey mclurker
Those are fantastic! <3

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:02 pm
by Sparrow Castle
Lots of folks are tweeting and re-tweeting pics from Lane's End today. The old boy still takes center stage.

Lane's End @LanesEndFarms
Honor Code has big shoes to fill #apindy#honorcode#fatherson
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Lane's End @LanesEndFarms
5h5 hours ago
Lane’s End Legend flanked by his sons #apindy #mineshaft #honorcode #LEpresspass2018
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Justina Severni @JSeverni
3h3 hours ago
It’s that frozen whiskers time of year for A.P. Indy who was enjoying a sunny winter day in his paddock.
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TDN @theTDN
3h3 hours ago
The king and his castle. A.P. Indy in his paddock at @LanesEndFarms.
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Re: Stallion News

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:20 pm
by Ridan_Remembered
Indy looks fantastic for his age. I hope he makes it well past 30.

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:03 pm
by Diver52
Miss Woodford wrote:If anyone uses a horse being old as an excuse for why they're skinny, show them the photos of Indy.
I was just thinking that his barrel is--as round as a barrel! :D