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BlindLucky wrote:
Horsebagger wrote:Are you sure that the guy picking out the horses for this partnership knows what he is looking at to begin with?
I'd imagine Dale Romans has a hand in it too, so the answer is probably yes.
You're guessing. Which is I'm surmising not an unintentional consequence of the partnership.

Good luck to all with Carlo picking out your horses.
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StormBootLarry wrote:Hi everyone,

I was relatively new to the forum before it was hacked and am excited for the site's new start.

I recently purchased a small stake in a 2YO filly, Little Daniella, through Little Dreams Racing. I'm pretty experienced in handicapping and horse racing in general, however, conformation is still something I'm trying to get a handle on.

So, with that said, I was hoping that I might get some feedback based on the following link:

http://littledreamsracing.com/wp-conten ... niella.png[/url]

I appreciate any and all comments and greatly look forward to the development of the new Thoroughbred Champions.

Thanks!
Over all she looks nice and balanced. Her head is turned to the camera so its hard to see that portion of her. She's still pretty young?
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Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:29 pm

Looks like Kitten's Joy has a new one, based on this ad. I'm not wild about the lighting/glare, but it's good that they updated his shot. It was getting old.

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mariasmon wrote:Looks like Kitten's Joy has a new one, based on this ad. I'm not wild about the lighting/glare, but it's good that they updated his shot. It was getting old.

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The lighting/glare aren't good but I think Kitten's Joy looks better in the new picture.
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BlindLucky wrote:
Horsebagger wrote:Are you sure that the guy picking out the horses for this partnership knows what he is looking at to begin with?
I'd imagine Dale Romans has a hand in it too, so the answer is probably yes.
While Carlo has final say since he's putting up the $$$, Dale Romans has a very influential voice when the horses are purchased.

Also, in most cases, LDR is purchasing horses who's shares can be sold at a relatively affordable price. For example, a 1% stake in Little Daniella cost $413. So, they're basically looking for affordable horses who appear to have some potential.

In Little Daniella's case, I was intrigued by the overall pedigree despite Mr. Sekiguchi's lack of prominent winners.

She actually ran her first race about 2 weeks back. Unfortunately, she stumbled at the start and blew the turn after being spooked by the whip. She had a really nice run heading into the turn, so I'm not too discouraged.

Anyways, thanks for the comments on her conformation. In my initial and very inexperienced look at her, I liked that she appeared very balanced. But, that's about as far as my eye could take me.

Thanks again and any more comments or observations would be greatly appreciated!
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I'm not a fan of the angle of her front hooves (they look too sloped to me) but I'm definitely no confirmation expert. I know there's a term for all that, but I can't think of it right now at 6:30am. Other than that I think she looks nice.
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StormBootLarry wrote:
BlindLucky wrote:
Horsebagger wrote:Are you sure that the guy picking out the horses for this partnership knows what he is looking at to begin with?
I'd imagine Dale Romans has a hand in it too, so the answer is probably yes.
While Carlo has final say since he's putting up the $$$, Dale Romans has a very influential voice when the horses are purchased.

Also, in most cases, LDR is purchasing horses who's shares can be sold at a relatively affordable price. For example, a 1% stake in Little Daniella cost $413. So, they're basically looking for affordable horses who appear to have some potential.
What's Dale's influential voice saying when he's not at the sale where Carlo is buying?

As most partnerships these days, shares are generally affordable, but the markup isn't inconsequential to share buyers.
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It looks like he is leaning backwards...
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:35 am

He does.
It's not even something they'd need another shot for; it'd take literally two seconds to fix in just about any picture editing program.
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Style Vendome(FR)[2010C. Anabaa(USA) x Place Vendome(FR) by Dr Fong(USA)]: to stand at Haras de Bouquetot in Normandy, France.

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He's got some interesting coloring. How pretty.
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Nice looking horse. I know we lost Anabaa in 2009, sadly, after only a few seasons at stud. Goldikova clearly showed how good a stallion he was destined to be, but maybe Style Vendome can continue his sire's bloodline.
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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Nice looking horse. I know we lost Anabaa in 2009, sadly, after only a few seasons at stud. Goldikova clearly showed how good a stallion he was destined to be, but maybe Style Vendome can continue his sire's bloodline.
He left 13 Northern Hemisphere crops, having entered stud in 1997. Not sure how many years he shuttled and to where. His son Anabaa Blue sired Spirit One, who won the Arlington Million. I wonder what ever became of him.
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Looks like a new one of Jump Start?

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13 crops? Oops...I got the wrong impression from a couple of the Bloodhorse articles that I pulled up from a Search on Anabaa...saw articles about him standing in 2006 but, after reading further, I see that was just about him changing farms.
Lesson? Read further than a headline when searching for info. :lol:
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mariasmon wrote:Looks like a new one of Jump Start?

He looks raw by his hind leg and also his front leg, noticing they are very red but it may just be the lighting and his coloring.

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Personal Ensign wrote: it may just be the lighting and his coloring.
That's it.
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mariasmon wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Nice looking horse. I know we lost Anabaa in 2009, sadly, after only a few seasons at stud. Goldikova clearly showed how good a stallion he was destined to be, but maybe Style Vendome can continue his sire's bloodline.
He left 13 Northern Hemisphere crops, having entered stud in 1997. Not sure how many years he shuttled and to where. His son Anabaa Blue sired Spirit One, who won the Arlington Million. I wonder what ever became of him.
Spirit One is at stud at Haras De Lonray in France. Don't expect a lot from that webpage, its kind of sad. ;)
His first foals are 3yos, he has sired G3SW/G2p Eleuthera and two G3Sp fillies from not very many to race.
Spirit One's stud record
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