New Conformation Photos

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Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:27 pm

Ridan_Remembered wrote:
starrydreamer wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I've become a huge fan of the late Scat Daddy and his offspring, but.....
IMO, Tu Brutus is not one of his better-looking sons.
I agree. I don't know what it is about him, but I'm just not a big fan.
Perhaps it's just the odd juxtaposition between the large stallion and the seemingly very short fence. The proportion just seems all off.
I know that its hard to get some stallions stand a certain way, but

The front legs need to be a bit more together, one forward that much more than the other makes him look unbalanced

The lip chain and the fence isnt doing him any favors either.
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Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:57 pm

The front legs on Tu Brutus are not positioned ideally in the photo.

Edit: Ha, I didn't see serenassong's post when I made the comment.
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Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:47 pm

The following photos are from Taylor Made Stallions Twitter page: https://twitter.com/tmstallions?lang=en
None are official, professional conformation shots, but were taken when the stallions were shown recently.

Mshawish
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Midnight Storm
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Not This Time
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California Chrome
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Here's a short clip of Chrome walking, same day photo was taken: https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/951148376946601985
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Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:25 pm

'Chrome doesn't seem to ever take a bad photo, and IMO it's because he's a naturally high-headed and alert individual. When the horse has his head raised on a long, arched neck, it just makes everything look better. ;)
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Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:09 pm

Midnight Storm’s neck ties into his chest and shoulder weirdly. I ❤️ Mshawish, he’s awesome!
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Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:51 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:'Chrome doesn't seem to ever take a bad photo, and IMO it's because he's a naturally high-headed and alert individual. When the horse has his head raised on a long, arched neck, it just makes everything look better. ;)
Helps that he's pretty well conformed, too. But yeah, he always seems bright eyed and bushy tailed, and that goes a long way. He's so lovely.

I wasn't too keen on Not This Time's conformation photo, but I still think he's a nice-looking individual.
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Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:47 pm

Not This Time and Mshawish are both very handsome horses; I don't think photos do them justice.
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Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:25 pm

Starine wrote:Not This Time and Mshawish are both very handsome horses; I don't think photos do them justice.
I agree...all of those photos were just shots taken when the stallions were being shown, and the photos are not professional conformation shots. But I enjoy seeing stallions in more natural views such as when they are walking or moving around in their paddocks, so I like all of these photos.
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:20 pm

Casual photo of Arrogate at Juddmonte, taken by Sean Clancy last week.
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He's starting to dapple out :D
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I know Arrogate was a tremendous racehorse and he must have a runner's body to have done so well, but...
I'm sorry, but IMHO he's a rather unattractive horse. :oops:
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:06 pm

I think he looks okay if you put your thumb over his head.
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:00 am

A girl who went to see Arrogate was told by Juddmonte that they weren’t allowing people to take photos of Arrogate with their cell phones because people have been posting a ton of unflattering photos of him. They did allow her to take photos because she had a professional camera, but they were still funny about allowing her to post the photos.
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:55 am

Maybe they'd be more open to you taking photos...if you promise to position your thumb over the lens so it covers his head? :P :lol:
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:04 am

well i mean, you can only place so much fault on the camera...
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:37 am

He does have quite the ugly head. :lol:
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:03 am

Summer Bird wrote:He does have quite the ugly head. :lol:

He does. He’s got the T. rex thing going like Tiznow.
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:39 pm

Arrogate is charismatic but that's a presence thing I think, more than it is an aesthetic one in his case :lol:
He doesn't have the greatest conformation either... But as talented as he is, maybe he'll pass on the qualities that matter most to his foals?
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:44 pm

Midnight Storm

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Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:46 pm

Nice. :D
POTN sires good-looking horses, IMHO.
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:22 pm

Speaking of PoTN, any recent photos of American Pharaoh? We hear so much about Chrome, but I know Coolmore isn't as responosive to goo-goo eyed fans!
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