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Lakeway
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Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:32 pm

Admin wrote:
ElPrado2 wrote:Shotiche died. He has 2 mares in foal this year.
Who is he?
He was the last reported son of Northern Dancer still standing at stud - a G3 winner. Here's the link from The Bloodhorse:

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... tiche-dies
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Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:27 pm

England needs Leroi badly. I dont see how they arent already backed into a corner with inbreeding.
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Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:44 pm

I agree with you, Calypso, that Leroi' will now get a better book of mares in England than he was getting in Florida. I just wish that he had been supported like that here. Tough being a "grass" sire in the States, and I guess even siring a Derby winner didn't change that perception of him.
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Retrospectiv
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Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:57 pm

I'm still shocked and amazed that El Prado ever got enough mares to prove he was worth the shot in Ky. An Irish bred, turf raced son of Sadler's Wells.....

Just imagine what some other stallions may have done given a slightly better chance.
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mariasmon
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Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:01 am

I don't think North Light or Silent Name got enough of a shot in KY. Silent Name did race in the US, though. But he's doing well as a sire in Canada, so perhaps he's where he belongs. And he's not particularly good looking :D North Light, on the other hand, is gorgeous.
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Miss Woodford
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Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:03 pm

amfuller wrote:I know he's not a stallion anymore but try telling him that! LOL New photos shot by Barbara Livingston of the great A.P. Indy.
Has he lost a bit of weight?
Lakeway
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Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:29 pm

Miss Woodford wrote:
amfuller wrote:I know he's not a stallion anymore but try telling him that! LOL New photos shot by Barbara Livingston of the great A.P. Indy.
Has he lost a bit of weight?
I just posted the picture to some friends along with saying that he looks better weight-wise than I've seen in years... Sure wish he was still breeding, especially with the loss of Pulpit...
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Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:33 pm

Duke of Mischief and Wrote are headed to Northwest Stud in Ocala for 2014.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... hwest-stud
Photos from my racing travels: ThoroughbredJourney.com
tachyon
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Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:35 am

Star sprinter Lethal Force, winner of two Group Ones this season, has been retired to Cheveley Park Stud.

http://www.attheraces.com/article.aspx? ... b=&day=Sat
tachyon
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Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:11 am

Reliable Man(GB), G1 winner in both hemispheres, will shuttle from New Zealand to Germany next year.
He is a fine-looking grey horse.
http://www.breednet.com.au/news/93596/R ... to-Germany

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BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:27 pm

Shanghai Bobby has been injured (again) and is off to the shed, joining a bunch of former two-year-old champs, like Lookin At Lucky, Uncle Mo and Hansen, at Coolmore's Ashford Stud.
http://www.drf.com/news/shanghai-bobby- ... tired-stud
tachyon
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Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:14 am

TBird wrote:Tachyon, that's great news.
Agreed!
And that can be great news for everyone. :D
Johannesburg has already sired twenty-two 2yo winners so far, ten of whom are out of Sunday Silence-line mares.(Sunday Silence 4, Agnes Tachyon 4, Special Week 1, Bubble Gum Fellow 1).
Japanese breeding has always been looking for stallions who are compatible with the Sunday Silence blood.
King Kamehameha, Symboli Kris S and Kurofune are doing very well.
But they need a new star.
It may be a bit too early to tell, but Johannesburg does look like a promissing candidate.
He has the speed.
Horsebagger
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Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:37 am

Told that Kitten's Joy will be $100k this season. Anyone else hearing this or something different?
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mariasmon
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Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:21 am

Horsebagger wrote:Told that Kitten's Joy will be $100k this season. Anyone else hearing this or something different?
Isn't it kind of hard to command that stud fee when the offspring are not selling that high?
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Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:16 am

Kittens Joy is a little different ball of wax. He's never been a commercial stallion, he has always been priced higher than his sales would indicate. Plus Ramsey has plenty of his own mares to breed. Might slow people down, but the big guns have been using him the past year or two anyway.
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mariasmon
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Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:06 pm

Obviously, his books have improved the past few years and he will likely get his best-ever book in 2014. But I have a feeling that a lot of the people breeding to him intend to race the resulting offspring.
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Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:55 pm

mariasmon wrote:
Horsebagger wrote:Told that Kitten's Joy will be $100k this season. Anyone else hearing this or something different?
Isn't it kind of hard to command that stud fee when the offspring are not selling that high?
Exactly my reaction. We have a nice weanling by him that we intend to race and want to send her back to him again, but that might just price him out of the range we're willing to go without first seeing the sales market for his offspring jump.
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Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:30 pm

weeeeeeeee
Lakeway
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Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:38 pm

Northport wrote:Data Link to Claiborne - http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... -claiborne
Very excited about this. As I follow Janney/Phipps horses and Alydar progeny (4th dam was the blind mare Begum) he's been a favorite...
They haven't had a lot of Alydar bloodlines (Easy Goer and Lure for so short a time) and now they have 4 - Arch, Blame, Data Link, and Parading...
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Slewgal
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Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:11 pm

Lakeway wrote:
Northport wrote:Data Link to Claiborne - http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... -claiborne
Very excited about this. As I follow Janney/Phipps horses and Alydar progeny (4th dam was the blind mare Begum) he's been a favorite...
They haven't had a lot of Alydar bloodlines (Easy Goer and Lure for so short a time) and now they have 4 - Arch, Blame, Data Link, and Parading...
Those are my top three(now four) guys at Claiborne...so happy Data Link is standing there, can't wait to meet him, though sad to see him retire, wanted him to run in the BC.
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