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Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:59 pm

Wow whoever did Optimizer and Mr. Z... yikes
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Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:13 pm

mariasmon wrote:Producer (GB)

Supposedly he enters stud next year, but he bred some mares this year. No, I have no idea why he's at stud, except...Calumet.

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Is it just the pic, or are those hooves a bit long?
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Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:40 pm

mariasmon wrote:Producer (GB)
No, I have no idea why he's at stud, except...Calumet.
Horses with worse records have gone to stud. He is a MGSW and was sound enough to race 31 times. He has a good pedigree.
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Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:20 pm

You can tell the difference in quality of the photoshopping and the photos themselves between WinStar and Calumet.

Also I know TBs are often stood on slanted ground to make them look more balanced but Dortmund's is taking it to the extreme.
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mariasmon wrote:Producer (GB)
No, I have no idea why he's at stud, except...Calumet.
Horses with worse records have gone to stud. He is a MGSW and was sound enough to race 31 times. He has a good pedigree.
Was about to say, his dam is a half-sister to Serena's Song and he himself earned nearly $700k. And if his fee is low enough the color breeders will flock to him because he's a ~sabino~ with at least one belly spot that I can see and rabicano ticking.
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I think Dortzilla would look better than I expected if he had his feet under him better. He doesn't look oafish anyway! But I'm still a sucker for hunky chestnuts.
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:46 am

Miss Woodford wrote:You can tell the difference in quality of the photoshopping and the photos themselves between WinStar and Calumet.

Also I know TBs are often stood on slanted ground to make them look more balanced but Dortmund's is taking it to the extreme.
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mariasmon wrote:Producer (GB)
No, I have no idea why he's at stud, except...Calumet.
Horses with worse records have gone to stud. He is a MGSW and was sound enough to race 31 times. He has a good pedigree.
Was about to say, his dam is a half-sister to Serena's Song and he himself earned nearly $700k. And if his fee is low enough the color breeders will flock to him because he's a ~sabino~ with at least one belly spot that I can see and rabicano ticking.
Ah, that would be River Saint- nice catch on that one :D
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:57 am

Miss Woodford wrote:You can tell the difference in quality of the photoshopping and the photos themselves between WinStar and Calumet.

Also I know TBs are often stood on slanted ground to make them look more balanced but Dortmund's is taking it to the extreme.
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mariasmon wrote:Producer (GB)
No, I have no idea why he's at stud, except...Calumet.
Horses with worse records have gone to stud. He is a MGSW and was sound enough to race 31 times. He has a good pedigree.
Was about to say, his dam is a half-sister to Serena's Song and he himself earned nearly $700k. And if his fee is low enough the color breeders will flock to him because he's a ~sabino~ with at least one belly spot that I can see and rabicano ticking.
Re: Dortmund, I don't think uneven ground is the issue. He's just leaning toward the Handler, which many have a tendency to do. It's a photographer's job to notice this. Sometimes if you just push on the horse's nose, they'll correct themselves. Sometimes you have to start over in getting them stood up. It looks like his legs are perfectly placed.

Re: Producer, perhaps I should have said why he is at stud in Kentucky, USA, not at stud period. But I don't see anyone flocking to him. I don't think anyone is flocking to any of Calumet's stallions, except maybe Oxbow.
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Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:49 am

Gun Runner is the best looking of those photos, but I saw a front shot of him and either he was standing weird or he turns out noticeably.

Classic Empire has a very straight shoulder, flat wither, and upright through the pastern.

Mr. Z needs to fill out.

Dortmund - I can't get over the way he is standing , and his pig eye.
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Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:09 pm

Dortmund......unposed:

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Retrospectiv wrote:Unofficial photos....but for fun....

Classic Empire:

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He really reminds me of Pharoah conformationally from the neck back. Just beautifully structured. Same gorgeous wide shoulder that PotN and his sons seem to be stamping their get with so far.
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Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:33 pm

Retrospectiv wrote:Dortmund......unposed:

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his tail?? :lol: mid-swish makes it look funny
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Retrospectiv wrote:Dortmund......unposed:

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He looks so much better here. Feet look a bit clubby (or just poorly trimmed) but he has great balance.
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He looks kind of small, which is super ironic considering he's actually a giant!
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Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:41 pm

(Unofficial) Lord Nelson

Poor guy been through hell and back with laminitis. Obviously still a work in progress given the corrective shoeing pads and wedges :(

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Battle of Midway

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Lord Nelson looks really good all things considered.
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It's interesting to see photos of the two chestnuts (Dort and 'Nelson) next to each other. IMHO, Lord Nelson is well-proportioned, while Dortmund looks heavy on the forehand with a slightly large head.
If I didn't know what his pedigree was, I would have never picked out Dort as a son of Big Brown. Maybe he got his iffy hooves from his dad, but where did that tank of a body come from? :?
Battle of Midway is a nice-looking colt, although perhaps just a wee bit long in the back and short through the croup (to my amateur eye).
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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:It's interesting to see photos of the two chestnuts (Dort and 'Nelson) next to each other. IMHO, Lord Nelson is well-proportioned, while Dortmund looks heavy on the forehand with a slightly large head.
If I didn't know what his pedigree was, I would have never picked out Dort as a son of Big Brown. Maybe he got his iffy hooves from his dad, but where did that tank of a body come from? :?
Battle of Midway is a nice-looking colt, although perhaps just a wee bit long in the back and short through the croup (to my amateur eye).
I do agree about Battle of Midway. Would have loved to see him run again.
As far as Dortzilla goes- I was thinking about maybe his bottom line. At first I thought Tale of the Cat- but he is just under 16 from what I see. I dont remember how tall Storm Cat was- but he was impressive. Could be Dortzilla broke the mold.
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