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Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:40 pm

Mylute wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:19 pm
Here’s one of Always Dreaming that doesn’t have a transparent/white background. This one looks better.

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Hate to be negative but again, very forgettable horse. I’m honestly shocked Win$tar kept him in training at four.
He must be quiet with no bit or stallion chain but his feet make this pic look fake, something about the light/colouring?
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Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:19 am

RugbyGirl wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:40 pm
He must be quiet with no bit or stallion chain but his feet make this pic look fake, something about the light/colouring?
I think a lot of the Unbridled line are pretty quiet, to the point they are kind. They might have quirks, like Empire Maker did when he was racing, but even he is nice from what I've heard.
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Royal Mo (Unclo Mo x Royal Irish Lass, by Saint Ballado)

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Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:09 pm

That's a good-looking fellow. 8-)
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Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:16 pm

Shaman Ghost

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Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:29 pm

Shaman Ghost's photo looks like it's had a lot of 'work.' :shock: Like he was outlined and then dropped into that background. No shadow whatsoever?
Royal Mo's photo has a fake-looking shadow, but at least he has one....sort of. :P :lol:
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Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:21 pm

Agreed I've posted a couple but my biggest pet peeve is (to start with) any photo where they have cropped out the lead. What else have they done to the photo?
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Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:24 pm

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Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:21 pm
Agreed I've posted a couple but my biggest pet peeve is (to start with) any photo where they have cropped out the lead. What else have they done to the photo?
I don't mind cropping out the leads and whatnot, but my biggest pet peeves are

1. Heavily altering the background to where it looks horrendously fake (see Royal Mo or Proudinski)
2. Transparent cropped backgrounds (WinStar and Godolphin)
3. Those photos where the stallions are extremely uphill and slanted, and obviously fresh off the track.

Lane's End and Coolmore have the best, IMHO, as far as the US goes. Also Taylor Made.
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Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:53 am

anyone have those AWFUL ones from that farm in, i think, new mexico? i don't think the stallions are even facing the right way.
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Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:53 am

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Shaman Ghost
Hideous photo. I don't know how anyone wants their stallions to be taken seriously when they post garbage like this. No one gives a shit if there are lead shanks or shadows in pictures. It looks like they cut him from another photo and pasted him onto another background. It looks like he is levitating off the ground...
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Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:45 pm

Took another look at Shaman Ghost's photo...and I'm pretty sure it's a total composite.
The wall is from one photo, the grass from another, and the surface under the horse may be from a third.
Why? :roll:
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Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:14 pm

I am going to ignore the cutting and pasting, although it’s hard to know how true to reality it is, and say Shaman Ghost is quite lovely and has filled out beautifully. I saw him in person at the Queen’s Plate and he was strikingly handsome.
I see Ghostzapper-Awesome Again in him, but he looks maybe a bit more leggier than them.
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Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:54 pm

RugbyGirl wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:40 pm
Mylute wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:19 pm
Here’s one of Always Dreaming that doesn’t have a transparent/white background. This one looks better.

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Hate to be negative but again, very forgettable horse. I’m honestly shocked Win$tar kept him in training at four.
He must be quiet with no bit or stallion chain but his feet make this pic look fake, something about the light/colouring?
Always Dreaming is a very kind horse that I actually got to meet in person at Saratoga last year. He was in his stall and would go from taking a bite of food, coming over to be loved on, going back for a bite of food, back to being loved on. He melted my heart that day.
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Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:06 pm

I wonder how much a kind temperament like that influences a breeder's choice of a stallion?
I know I'd prefer to have a racehorse who allows handling without biting after about 5 seconds, ala Justify. :oops:
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Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:49 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
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I wonder how much a kind temperament like that influences a breeder's choice of a stallion?
I know I'd prefer to have a racehorse who allows handling without biting after about 5 seconds, ala Justify. :oops:
Apparently I've been sleeping on Justify being a "nibbler", lol.
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Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:23 pm

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Boulder City (AUS) (Snitzel x Vegas Showgirl, by Al Akbar)

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Boulder City the unraced half brother to Winx has had at least 109 mares booked to him this season. Service Fee is A$5,500
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Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:43 am

Mylute wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:37 pm
Royal Mo (Unclo Mo x Royal Irish Lass, by Saint Ballado)

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Entered Stud 2018
(Photo from Klawervlei Stud)
You'd hardly know he had surgery on his right fore to repair a sesamoid fracture. He looks good.
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Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:22 pm

Izvestia wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:14 pm
I am going to ignore the cutting and pasting, although it’s hard to know how true to reality it is, and say Shaman Ghost is quite lovely and has filled out beautifully. I saw him in person at the Queen’s Plate and he was strikingly handsome.
I see Ghostzapper-Awesome Again in him, but he looks maybe a bit more leggier than them.
I wish I could ignore the photoshop job and look at the horse. I can't, its honestly that bad to me. I don't think he looks bad but who knows when they edited the photo so much.
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Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:24 pm

The photo is ridiculous which is a shame because Shaman Ghost looks like he is a very handsome horse with attractive conformation... but how off putting it is that his photo is such a joke.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:13 pm

Any of you stallion people out there lurking -- hire me. I can at least make photo shops look believable.
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