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Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:16 pm

The handler is wearing a Shadai shirt, which could mean Japan at a different time than now, or that someone traveled with Maurice to Oz. Either way, he looks bigger than I remembered. Still a tank! :lol:
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Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:26 pm

Valiant Minister Retired to Bridlewood
Baoma Corporation’s Valiant Minister (Candy Ride {Arg}–Spooky Minister, by Deputy Minister), a $680,000 OBSOPN buy, has been retired and will stand stud at Bridlewood Farm in Florida for a fee of $2,500 S&N.

“Valiant Minister could have been any kind, everything about him suggested he was a serious racehorse,” said George G. Isaacs, Bridlewood general manager. “He showed at both OBS and Santa Anita that he was a special talent, but unfortunately had a significant stall accident that cut his career short. I believe Florida breeders will be the benefactors now, because this horse has quite a lot to offer. He’s a great blend of Candy Ride and Deputy Minister: big, strapping physical, very well made, a lot of substance, and Candy Ride is on fire with a lot of exciting colts going right now.”
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Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:12 pm

Looks like he's settling in well... :mrgreen:
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Love this photo of ARROGATE.

One of the illustrious horses to carry His Highness Prince Khalid's silks. #Frankel #DancingBrave #Enable #Danehill #OasisDream
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Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:02 am

Lovely photo of Arrogate.
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Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:25 pm

Neolithic to Pleasant Acres Stallions
Neolithic (Harlan’s Holiday–Swingit, by Victory Gallop), third-place finisher in last term’s G1 Dubai World Cup and GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational S., will join the stallion roster at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Fl, for the 2018 breeding season.

“Helen and I have made it our mission to bring stallions to Florida that offer Florida Breeders new blood each year,” farm owner Joe Barbazon said. “Neolithic will be the first Harlan’s Holiday to stand in Florida and we are proud that not only is he the first, but he is also his sire’s highest earner who finished a brilliant third to Longines highest-rated race horse, Arrogate, in the Pegasus right here in Florida!”

Campaigned by Qatar Racing and Starlight Racing and trained by Todd Pletcher, Neolithic won three of 12 career starts and posted $2,278,028 in earnings. The $460,000 KEESEP yearling was bred in Kentucky by Edwin Anthony.
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Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:23 pm

High Cotton has been pensioned due to declining fertility resulting from lack of interest. He will remain at Ocala stud for the rest of his days
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MARURICE (Screen Hero) , MIKKI ISLE (Deep Impact) and REAL IMPACT (Deep Impact) will again stand a season in Australia after the upcoming season in JapanThe spread of the sons of the great Deep Impact continues!

SATONO ALADDIN (Deep x Magic Storm(USA) (Storm Cat)) to stand in New Zealand for the season after he's finished with the upcoming season in Japan
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Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:14 pm

Three Chimneys Farm‏ @Three_Chimneys

Champion, Gun Runner, overlooking his new kingdom. (photo: Sandy Hatfield) #GunRunner #HOTY #horseofalifetime
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:23 am

lurkey mclurker wrote:
G @LongBallToNoOne
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MARURICE (Screen Hero) , MIKKI ISLE (Deep Impact) and REAL IMPACT (Deep Impact) will again stand a season in Australia after the upcoming season in JapanThe spread of the sons of the great Deep Impact continues!

SATONO ALADDIN (Deep x Magic Storm(USA) (Storm Cat)) to stand in New Zealand for the season after he's finished with the upcoming season in Japan

It will be interesting to see what stud farm Satono Aladdin goes to,it must be one of the big studs.Also It has been years since a Japanese bred stallion has shuttled to NZ,there were quite a few and then it stopped after EI appeared in Australia because the stallions used to ship to australia and then onto NZ and when EI happened the stallions were stuck in Australia.
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:18 am

lurkey mclurker wrote:
Three Chimneys Farm‏ @Three_Chimneys

Champion, Gun Runner, overlooking his new kingdom. (photo: Sandy Hatfield) #GunRunner #HOTY #horseofalifetime
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He looks so good. Seems like he has adjusted well- they generally turn out in a smaller area at first to get them used to everything.
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Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:27 pm

Almasty Added to Pin Oak Lane Farm Roster
Pin Oak Lane Farm, near New Freedom, Pa., announced Jan. 30 the addition of Almasty to its roster for 2018. The only son of Scat Daddy to stand in the Mid-Atlantic region will stand for an introductory fee of $2,500 live foal, with discounts available if breeding two ($2,000) or three or more ($1,500) mares.

John Wentworth owns and raced the 6-year-old grade 3 winner since April of his sophomore racing season. The stallion's third dam is Flight Dancer, who is also in the family of Horses of the Year Gun Runner and Saint Liam.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... arm-roster
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Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:16 pm

The Pamplemousse is being turned into an eventer!! Apparently, his progeny are quite good in that world and they're wanting to make him a sporthorse stallion but want to get him a resume. Well done.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... mplemousse
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Birthday boy American Pharoah enjoying a brisk, clear day at Ashford.
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My birthday is next week... wish I had accomplished half as much as this horse by age 6 :lol:
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:53 pm

Overdriven Starts New Career as a Gelding
Owner/breeder Mike Repole's grade 2 winner Overdriven has endured some tough knocks in the Thoroughbred racing game, both as a racehorse and as a stallion. Injury derailed his racing career after three promising starts, and after five seasons at stud, his number of mares bred fell below the level a commercially viable stallion requires.

What Repole chose next for Overdriven's future was bold and unconventional, with the likelihood of success equaling the potential for failure. He had the stallion gelded and sent him to New Vocations' farm in Kentucky to be retrained as a show horse.

So far, Overdriven is beating the odds in a big way.

"It is very unusual, and we typically don't recommend it because it normally doesn't work out," said Anna Ford, New Vocations' Thoroughbred program director. "We get plenty of horses who were just gelded, but they weren't breeding. Once they know what they can do, it is hard to reprogram them."

Ford remembered having a long conversation about Overdriven with David O'Farrell of Ocala Stud near Ocala, Fla., where the 9-year-old son of Tale of the Cat had been standing since 2013. O'Farrell also knew what was being proposed was no sure thing.

"Overdriven is a useful horse and a nice horse, but the economics were not going to add up," O'Farrell said about the horse's future as a stallion. "Mike didn't want to see the horse sold for a ham sandwich and wind up in Timbuktu. This was a different approach and unconventional, but it was a good one."

Repole said his decision to geld Overdriven centered on finding a good home for the duration of the horse's life.

"Maybe other people would have sold him, and he would have had a couple of more years (as a stallion)," Repole said. "But what happens when he's 11 or 14 or 16. I didn't want him out of my control and (ending) up in a country where I would never know what happened to him. He was good to me as a racehorse, and I gave him every opportunity. Now I want to be sure he's cared for."
More: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -a-gelding
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Sparrow Castle wrote:Overdriven Starts New Career as a Gelding
Owner/breeder Mike Repole's grade 2 winner Overdriven has endured some tough knocks in the Thoroughbred racing game, both as a racehorse and as a stallion. Injury derailed his racing career after three promising starts, and after five seasons at stud, his number of mares bred fell below the level a commercially viable stallion requires.

What Repole chose next for Overdriven's future was bold and unconventional, with the likelihood of success equaling the potential for failure. He had the stallion gelded and sent him to New Vocations' farm in Kentucky to be retrained as a show horse.

So far, Overdriven is beating the odds in a big way.

"It is very unusual, and we typically don't recommend it because it normally doesn't work out," said Anna Ford, New Vocations' Thoroughbred program director. "We get plenty of horses who were just gelded, but they weren't breeding. Once they know what they can do, it is hard to reprogram them."

Ford remembered having a long conversation about Overdriven with David O'Farrell of Ocala Stud near Ocala, Fla., where the 9-year-old son of Tale of the Cat had been standing since 2013. O'Farrell also knew what was being proposed was no sure thing.

"Overdriven is a useful horse and a nice horse, but the economics were not going to add up," O'Farrell said about the horse's future as a stallion. "Mike didn't want to see the horse sold for a ham sandwich and wind up in Timbuktu. This was a different approach and unconventional, but it was a good one."

Repole said his decision to geld Overdriven centered on finding a good home for the duration of the horse's life.

"Maybe other people would have sold him, and he would have had a couple of more years (as a stallion)," Repole said. "But what happens when he's 11 or 14 or 16. I didn't want him out of my control and (ending) up in a country where I would never know what happened to him. He was good to me as a racehorse, and I gave him every opportunity. Now I want to be sure he's cared for."
More: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -a-gelding
Interesting. Live Oak did that with one of their stallions a few years ago, although they kept him and just let him be in a paddock with other geldings. Claiborne pensioned Parading because of lack of success after a few crops. I'm glad that owners realize some of the stallions do not need to sire anymore foals.
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Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:41 pm

Repole seems like a good owner and person. He genuinely has an interest in his horses before, during and after their time on the track.
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Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:47 pm

I agree that he really seems to care about his horses. Glad that horses like Overdriven and Notacatbutallama are given good homes and 2nd careers.
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Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:56 pm

Ready's Image will stand in Indiana
Grade 2 winner Ready’s Image will relocate to Midwest Equine and Veterinary Hospital in Trafalgar, Ind., for the 2018 breeding season, where he will stand for an advertised fee of $2,000.

The 13-year-old son of More Than Ready previously stood at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Ky., for an advertised fee of $5,000.

Ready’s Image has sired seven crops of racing age, with 217 winners and combined progeny earnings of more than $13.1 million. His top runners include Grade 3 winner I’m Already Sexy, Australian Group 3 winner Shazee Lee, Grade 2-placed Big Sugar Soda, Australian Group 3-placed Flash Fibian, and 14-time stakes winner Rivers Run Deep, who is the highest-earning Ohio-bred filly of all-time at $1,077,565.
http://www.drf.com/news/readys-image-will-stand-indiana
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Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:42 pm

Here's a nice video on Keen Ice from the Paulick Report, Calumet Farm and Kentucky Equine Research: https://www.paulickreport.com/features/ ... -new-2018/

Paulick Report is going to have a series on new stallions for 2018.

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Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:14 am

-- New stallions at Shadai Stallion Station

Photos & Videos from umaichi.com

http://blog.goo.ne.jp/umaichi_news/e/50 ... 654584acfa
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