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!