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Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:51 pm

First mare scanned in foal to Darby Dan's Klimt
First-year stallion Klimt has had his first mare confirmed in foal. Klimt covered the Japanese-bred Empire Maker mare Future Reward among his initial group of mares, and she has been pronounced in foal.

Future Reward hails from the direct family of Kentucky Derby hopeful Instilled Regard. Her second dam is champion 3-year-old filly Heavenly Prize, who produced sire Pure Prize and the dams of 2018 Lecomte Stakes winner Instilled Regard, Grade 1 winner Persistently, and Grade 1-placed Faithfully.

A Grade 1-winning 2-year-old by Quality Road, Klimt won the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity by 4 ¼ lengths, recording the second-fastest Futurity in over a dozen years, with only American Pharoah running faster. He also captured the Grade 2 Best Pal Stakes and finished second in the Grade 1 FrontRunner Stakes before retiring with earnings of $468,960.

Klimt stands for $10,000 and is booked full for this first year at stud.
http://live.drf.com/nuggets/40671-first ... an-s-klimt
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Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:41 am

Royal Mo to Stand at South Africa's Klawervlei Stud
Royal Mo will enter stud at Klawervlei Stud, where he'll become the first son of U.S. champion Uncle Mo to stand in South Africa.

A 4-year-old out of the Saint Ballado mare Royal Irish Lass, Royal Mo compiled a 2-2-1 record out of six starts for owners Jerry and Ann Moss and trainer John Shirreffs. His biggest victory came in the 2017 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3), where he defeated eventual Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2) winner Irap by 3 1/2 lengths. Royal Mo went on to finish third in the Santa Anita Derby (G1), a length behind multiple grade 1 winner Gormley and a half-length behind subsequent Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner Battle of Midway .

Royal Mo's last timed workout was six days before the 2017 Preakness Stakes (G1), when he fractured his right-front sesamoid at Pimlico Race Course. Quick thinking by Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, who was in the irons, to jump off and get the leg elevated is credited with saving the colt's life. The surgical team at University of Pennsylvania School of Veterninary Medicine's New Bolton Center repaired the leg and allowed Royal Mo a stallion career.
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Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:53 am

Yes!!!!! I've been trying to watch for this announcement, and getting more uneasy by the day when there was nothing more specific for so long.

Wishing him a long and successful career!
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Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:43 pm

JRHA (Japan Racing Horse Association) has renewed ''Stallions in Japan 2018'' :D

new walking videos of Kitasan Black, Drefong....

http://www.jrha.or.jp/stallion_e/
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Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:50 pm

tachyon wrote:JRHA (Japan Racing Horse Association) has renewed ''Stallions in Japan 2018'' :D

new walking videos of Kitasan Black, Drefong....

http://www.jrha.or.jp/stallion_e/
Good to see this! I really hope Drefong does well there. And it's great to see Pyro again. I wish I understood Japanese.
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Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:19 am

Pyro(USA) has been doing very well at stud in Japan. :D
Standing at Darley Japan, he has had 250 winners out of 350 starters so far.
He looks like a dirt sire. But he was represented by a group winner on the turf, too.
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001085636/

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tachyon wrote:Pyro(USA) has been doing very well at stud in Japan. :D
Standing at Darley Japan, he has had 250 winners out of 350 starters so far.
He looks like a dirt sire. But he was represented by a group winner on the turf, too.
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001085636/

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Thanks for the pic, tachyon. I keep an eye on his number of coverings and his stallion reports, but hadn't looked recently. He's still ranked 12th as a sire of dirt horses and only 72nd for turf. I hope dirt racing gets more and more popular in Japan! Any concern that his number of coverings dropped a bit in 2017?
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Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:11 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:
Thanks for the pic, tachyon. I keep an eye on his number of coverings and his stallion reports, but hadn't looked recently. He's still ranked 12th as a sire of dirt horses and only 72nd for turf. I hope dirt racing gets more and more popular in Japan! Any concern that his number of coverings dropped a bit in 2017?
2017: 113
2016: 184
2015: 148
2014: 129

There could have been two factors that caused the decline of Pyro's covering number in 2017.

1. His fee was raised to 2,500,000 Yen in 2017 from 2,000,000 Yen in 2016.
2. Discreet Cat(USA) joined in the Darley Japan's roster in 2017. DC covered 137 mares at a fee of 1,500,000 Yen.

Pyro's fee has been adjusted lower to 2,000,000 Yen for this year 2018.
I would guess that his numbers (and his fees) may fluctuate like this while his reputation as a reliable stallion for the breeders remains stable.
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tachyon wrote:
Sparrow Castle wrote:
Thanks for the pic, tachyon. I keep an eye on his number of coverings and his stallion reports, but hadn't looked recently. He's still ranked 12th as a sire of dirt horses and only 72nd for turf. I hope dirt racing gets more and more popular in Japan! Any concern that his number of coverings dropped a bit in 2017?
2017: 113
2016: 184
2015: 148
2014: 129

There could have been two factors that caused the decline of Pyro's covering number in 2017.

1. His fee was raised to 2,500,000 Yen in 2017 from 2,000,000 Yen in 2016.
2. Discreet Cat(USA) joined in the Darley Japan's roster in 2017. DC covered 137 mares at a fee of 1,500,000 Yen.

Pyro's fee has been adjusted lower to 2,000,000 Yen for this year 2018.
I would guess that his numbers (and his fees) may fluctuate like this while his reputation as a reliable stallion for the breeders remains stable.
That makes sense, didn't realize they raised his stud fee. Pyro's always been one of my favorites. Thanks!
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Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:00 pm

The amazing connection between this little-known farm in Oregon and the Kentucky Derby
Grindstone, who triumphed in the Run for the Roses in 1996, has been there since 2010. Shock 2005 winner Giacomo came three years ago.

“I still get goosebumps every time I think about it,” said farm owner Dr. Jack Root, DVM. “I never could have imagined it, our farm with two Derby winners.”

Well before this unexpected event, Dr. Root dedicated his life to being a veterinarian. He had decided on that career path by the age of nine, and graduated from Oregon State University in 1974 with degrees in both Biology and General Science. He pursued his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State, interning with some of the best vets in Kentucky and Florida.

During this time he met and married his wife of over 40 years, Cookie. Their son, Ben, is now the operation's head trainer.
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Grindstone at Oakhurst Farm: the move there brought about a genuine resurgence in his career. Photo: Alicia Hudson

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Giacomo: his first Oregon-bred runners are due to hit the track next year. Photo: Emily Shields

More: https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/arti ... cky-derby/
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:06 am

South Vigorous(USA), 1996H. End Sweep(USA) x Darkest Star(USA) by Star de Naskra(USA), died of colic on March 4th 2018. :cry:

That's very sad news and a huge loss to the breeders in Japan, as he has been industry's most reliable sire for the dirt racing especially in the sprint races.
In the Japanese sire ranking in 2017, he was 10th overall and 2nd for dirt.
He covered 173 mares in 2017 and had been fully booked for this season.
May he rest in peace.

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http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0000310467/
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:14 am

Sad news about South Vigorous. He was a good-looking stallion and, what's particularly interesting is that he had War Admiral in his 4th generation and, of course, Man o' War in his 5th. It's very rare to see those horses so close up in a pedigree these days. I'm sorry for his loss to the Japanese breeding program, Tachyon. :(
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:10 pm

His sire, End Sweep, died too young as well. :(
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Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:19 pm

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... deep-class
I suspect Cairo Prince will be hot in the coming years.
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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Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:43 pm

Has there even been this much buzz for a freshman stallion who raced 5 times, won 2 G2s, and retired after an injury while prepping for the Kentucky Derby? Whose fee has been almost tripled before his first progeny even hit the track?

That's only partly a rhetorical question, I'd be interested if anyone does recall when a horse with a relatively modest (ie. no G1 wins) track record, decent pedigree (though POTN blew up after Cairo Prince stood his first season), standing for a not really eye watering sum.

I know Danzig, Malibu Moon, etc. barely raced before they were retired to stud, but where people as excited about their first crops as we're seeing with Cairo Prince?

Idk, I've just been following Cairo Prince for a few years now, and it's fascinating how there has been so much hype from everyone involved with him. I'm really excited for his first crop to hit the track.
weeeeeeeee
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:40 am

Great googly moogly has Kizuna ever filled out. :shock: Think he's gunning for best Barbie locks against Orfevre, too... :lol:

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Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:18 am

Northport wrote:Has there even been this much buzz for a freshman stallion who raced 5 times, won 2 G2s, and retired after an injury while prepping for the Kentucky Derby? Whose fee has been almost tripled before his first progeny even hit the track?

That's only partly a rhetorical question, I'd be interested if anyone does recall when a horse with a relatively modest (ie. no G1 wins) track record, decent pedigree (though POTN blew up after Cairo Prince stood his first season), standing for a not really eye watering sum.

I know Danzig, Malibu Moon, etc. barely raced before they were retired to stud, but where people as excited about their first crops as we're seeing with Cairo Prince?

Idk, I've just been following Cairo Prince for a few years now, and it's fascinating how there has been so much hype from everyone involved with him. I'm really excited for his first crop to hit the track.

Since Danzig and Malibu Moon were freshmen, the industry has changed. I think it’s noteworthy that people are so attracted to him because he’s not getting super early horses, but is expected to have later developers. Or mid-range developers.
Let’s face it - he was very talented and we never really got to see what he was made of. He’s a mystery in that regard.
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:37 pm

Royal Mo to Stand at South Africa's Klawervlei Stud

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... rvlei-stud


Glad to hear he fully recovered!
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:26 pm

lurkey mclurker wrote:Great googly moogly has Kizuna ever filled out. :shock: Think he's gunning for best Barbie locks against Orfevre, too... :lol:
Kizuna is beautiful, but nobody compares to Orfevre in the looks department, in my opinion.
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Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:58 pm

Give Maurice a year or two to grow out his mane and I think he will blow Kizuna and Orfevre out of the water. :lol:
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