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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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Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:16 pm

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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Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:12 pm

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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Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:45 pm

Battle of Midway

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Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:49 pm

Lord Nelson looks really good all things considered.
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Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:01 am

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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Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:02 am

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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Bird Song

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Noble Bird

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Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:05 pm

Noble Bird looks compact but well put together. Does anyone know how tall he is?

Is Bird Song sleight of build or is his neck just a bit narrow?
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Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:09 pm

Bird Song is 16 hands, which honestly shocks me. Not just given the sireline, but because he always looked bigger than that on the track.
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Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:35 pm

mariasmon wrote:Bird Song is 16 hands, which honestly shocks me. Not just given the sireline, but because he always looked bigger than that on the track.
He is related on his female side to Birdstone, the littlest horse that could. :lol:
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Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:58 pm

starrydreamer wrote:
mariasmon wrote:Bird Song is 16 hands, which honestly shocks me. Not just given the sireline, but because he always looked bigger than that on the track.
He is related on his female side to Birdstone, the littlest horse that could. :lol:
This is true. I have no idea whether Bird Town is small like her 1/2 brother or not.
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Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:10 am

Trap Game, full brother to Oxbow and Awesome Patriot, standing his first season at stud in 2018 at Rancho San Antonio in the Dominican Republic.
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Shamalgan, sire in the Czech Republic (photo from last month). Raced all over Europe from age 2-6, stood at stud in France in 2014 and 2015, brought back to the races at age 9 in 2016 and won the Grand Prix of Prague before retiring for good.
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Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:48 pm

Trap Game is a very attractive horse. Does it look like he has some ticking in his coat, like Oxbow, or is it just the lighting?
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Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:09 pm

He has Oxbow's head, too... wonder if that's the sire or dam stamping them?

ETA to answer my own question - definitely Awesome Again's head. :mrgreen:
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Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:40 pm

Out of curiosity, I took a look at Awesome Again's Stallion Register photo, and I don't see much resemblance. Of course, AA is 23, so comparing his appearance to a youngster like Trap Game is tricky.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/stallion-reg ... some-again
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Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:46 pm

I was looking at the photos of him & the dam on PQ... http://www.pedigreequery.com/awesome+again I see it mostly in the shape of his head, rather refined, and the eye.

Of course the dam's photo is as a yearling, and a bad angle, so I didn't have much to work with. :lol:
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