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Re: New Conformation Photos

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:26 am
by Izvestia
No prob. There might be someone out there who disagrees and/or can see more than me, but that's a quick watch through opinion.
I may have exaggerated when I said his knees were like >< this, they aren't THAT bad, I was trying to emphasize that they do angle in. He's still an attractive horse, and can be bred to mares that put a straight leg on their baby. And, he raced through it no problem.

Re: New Conformation Photos

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:28 am
by bare it all
LOL well, I guess it's function over form in this case. I've never seen a head-on of him at a gallop. Wonder what he looks like that way. I don't** recall seeing much wasted action, maybe a little high knee?

Re: New Conformation Photos

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:50 am
by mariasmon
bare it all wrote:LOL well, I guess it's function over form in this case. I've never seen a head-on of him at a gallop. Wonder what he looks like that way. I don't** recall seeing much wasted action, maybe a little high knee?
He looks much better at a gallop than at a walk, for whatever reason.

Re: New Conformation Photos

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:51 pm
by Izvestia
He's all athlete!

Re: New Conformation Photos

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:50 pm
by Ridan_Remembered
So I've been on a hunt for videos of other top stallions walking and came across this excellent video of Dubawi with commentary about his conformation by John Ferguson, bloodstock advisor to Sheikh Mohammed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEwE72A6MPs

Even though Dubawi is from the Mr. Prospector branch of the Native Dancer/Raise a Native male line, he is more similar to the smaller, more compact Northern Dancer type, from whom he descends through Shareef Dancer and Dancing Brave. There is only one brief look at his front while walking toward the camera, but I noticed one point of comparison in the knees between Dubawi and Chrome. Dubawi's knees appear smooth while Chrome seems to almost have arthritic roughness.

Also, Dubawi seems to have stouter bone than many Thoroughbreds in the U.S. Dubawi is a truly gorgeous horse, but of a type that we don't see here very often.

Re: New Conformation Photos

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:51 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
IMHO, everything wonderful about Dubawi he probably got from his sire. It's been seventeen years since I watched Dubai Millennium dominate in the World Cup, covered live by the young TVG. I still don't think I've ever seen a more beautiful Thoroughbred. He really had it all...and was gone far too soon. :(

Re: New Conformation Photos

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:01 am
by Sparrow Castle
I really enjoyed that video, Ridan, thanks. Dubawi and Dubai Millennium set a pretty high bar. Not too many race horses anywhere have perfect conformation, even very successful ones. The point is Chrome's flaws didn't keep him from being successful on the track. And breeders commonly match their mares carefully with strengths and weaknesses in mind.

I agree about his beauty, BaroqueAgain. Dubai Millennium left only about 60 babies in his tragically shortened only season at stud, but he won't be forgotten.

Re: New Conformation Photos

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:32 pm
by mariasmon
Texas Red

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Re: New Conformation Photos

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:34 pm
by mariasmon
Firing Line

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Re: New Conformation Photos

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:44 pm
by Life At Zen
Texas Red. Wow.

Re: New Conformation Photos

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:15 pm
by Treve
Texas Red is a very well-balanced, attractive horse. My first thought looking at him through my equestrian eyes is "I'd ride him!" :)

Re: New Conformation Photos

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:11 pm
by lurkey mclurker
I know she's not a stallion, but... Soul Stirring JPN (Frankel x Stacelita) is pretty as a picture, no?

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Re: New Conformation Photos

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:16 pm
by Starine
She is quite pretty. Takes a lot after mom.

Re: New Conformation Photos

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:31 pm
by Treve
She looks like one of those classic oil paintings of thoroughbreds. Can't wait to see her mature.

Re: New Conformation Photos

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:37 pm
by Ridan_Remembered
Soul Stirring resembles her dam. I like that her maternal grandsire is the great German stallion Monsun, mostly because he is can be a valuable source of outcrossing (hybrid vigor).

Re: New Conformation Photos

Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:16 am
by Treve
Ridan_Remembered wrote:Soul Stirring resembles her dam. I like that her maternal grandsire is the great German stallion Monsun, mostly because he is can be a valuable source of outcrossing (hybrid vigor).
Hybrid vigor is a misused term/concept. It only applies to interspecies crosses - Mules, Ligers, Coywolves, Wolfdogs etc. Would be hybrids. Two horses of different breeds wouldn't be, much less two of the same breed from different lines.
Outcrossing to a different line does increase genetic diversity and heterozygousness, but it's not hybrid vigor.

Re: New Conformation Photos

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:56 pm
by lurkey mclurker
serenassong wrote:
Ridan_Remembered wrote:I love American's conformation, especially his stout legs.
He gets that from his sire. His legs looked like tree trunks- the most solid I have ever seen in a TB.

I love Americain- such a stunning individual.

He covered 50 mares last year.
The yearling Americains in this sale, for the most part, look to me to be on the sturdier side... :mrgreen:

http://bit.ly/2p3YtuY

Re: New Conformation Photos

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 8:02 am
by tachyon
Rajsaman(FR) : 2007H. Linamix(FR) x Rose Quartz(GB) by Lammtarra(USA) 8-)
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at Haras de la Cauviniere, France

Re: New Conformation Photos

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 8:32 am
by bare it all
tachyon wrote:Rajsaman(FR) : 2007H. Linamix(FR) x Rose Quartz(GB) by Lammtarra(USA) 8-)
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at Haras de la Cauviniere, France
Built like a brick house!

Re: New Conformation Photos

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 2:02 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
Chunky little guy, isn't he? Beautiful head, showing that Arabian lineage, but that belly looks like a well-fed Welsh Cob's. :lol: