Keenland November

Re: Keenland November

Postby mariasmon » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:23 pm

bare it all wrote:I'm so glad Mandy got Dolly. What a lovely broodmare band she's managed to put together. What exactly is her background? Where did she come across all the cash she's shelling out?


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Re: Keenland November

Postby Ziggypop » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:40 pm

mariasmon wrote:
bare it all wrote:I'm so glad Mandy got Dolly. What a lovely broodmare band she's managed to put together. What exactly is her background? Where did she come across all the cash she's shelling out?


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If she had to go, I am also pleased Ms. Pope was the winner and she is buying lovely, lovely mares.
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Re: Keenland November

Postby second_glance » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:29 am

FWIW, the underbidders on Groupie Doll were Town and Country and Denali Stud.
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Re: Keenland November

Postby RuffiantoRags » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:59 am

I just CRINGE every time I see a young 3 yr old already in foal. They are just so immature to me to be having to reproduce at such a young age. I even saw a 2yr old already in foal on Wed. How does everyone else feel about this?
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Re: Keenland November

Postby Retrospectiv » Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:25 pm

RuffiantoRags wrote:I just CRINGE every time I see a young 3 yr old already in foal. They are just so immature to me to be having to reproduce at such a young age. I even saw a 2yr old already in foal on Wed. How does everyone else feel about this?


Personally, I'm not a fan and would never ever breed a 2yr old. But, biology doesn't look at morals and feelings and we can't forget, it's a business, even if it's a greedy one at times.

Some mares are more mature physically and mentally than others at a young age and handle being bred and in foal at 2 just fine. More often, it's the mental part I'd worry about in a mare bred so young. They may seem fine physically but may just not have the maturity to deal with a foal as a young 3yr old.

If a vet deems a filly breeding sound, there's nothing to stop them being bred at 2. I wouldn't do it as I find it greedy and impatient, not giving a filly at least another year to mature. I often wonder just how unsound these fillies are that they make that decision to breed them in the spring of their 2yr old years. You'd like to see some attempt to get them to the track and if they couldn't manage it by 3, so be it. Again, it's not my money, my board costs, my investment..... Had I money like Mandy Pope, for example though, I'd be inclined to give a filly another year and see if I couldn't get some starts out of her and then put her in the shed. I just hate seeing babies in foal...
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Re: Keenland November

Postby amfuller » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:19 am

New Owner to Run Groupie Doll in Cigar Mile!!!

By Jack Shinar


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Re: Keenland November

Postby halo » Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:12 pm

Re breeding a 2 year old, you have to understand that the foal does most of its growing the last 3 months, so by that time the filly/mare is nearly 3 years of age, if not 3 years old by then, so it really doesnt interfere with a young mare. Im not sure Id do it myself, but Ive seen probably 10 fillies that were bred at 2 and foaled at 3, and the mare and foal were perfectly fine and normal.
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Re: Keenland November

Postby serenassong » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:44 pm

Symmetrical an unraced granddaughter of Serena's Song goes for $90k- to BBA Ireland- so looks like this one is leaving the country. What a beautiful horse she was, originally sold to Adena Springs FT Oct 2011 for $210K- sold as broodmare prospect.
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Re: Keenland November

Postby Flanders » Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:48 am

K.O.I.D. (organization who buys for various South Koreans) has picked up 26 mares so far. I wonder if some of these purchases have future dates with Hansen?
Bankellie (Arch - Comedy Year)
Bluegrass Moves (Bluegrass Cat - Smooth Maneuvers)
Demilicious (Langfuhr - Hot Pillow)
Feel What's Real (Dynaformer - Gold Gilded)
Five Gold Rings (Touch Gold - Bally Five)
Golden Girl Sure (Bold Executive - Mad 'bout You)
Greeley Mae (Mr. Greeley - Tricki Mae)
Jazzmane (Toccet - Alljazz)
Kneeling's Pride (Houston - Kneeling)
Laughing Charge (Distorted Humor - Onda Nova)
Makin Heat (Makin - Warmedbythesun)
Matchless Moment (Cherokee Run - Swazi's Moment)
Mayomast (Mizzen Mast - Seeking The Blue)
Mountain Dawn (Mountain Cat - Early Blaze)
Proclaim (Pulpit - Stormy Reply)
Proper Night (Forest Wildcat - Proper Cielo)
Raffie's Rose (Raffie's Majest - Otti)
Rose A Native (Dixieland Band - Long Stemmed Rose)
Saywaan (Fusaichi Pegasus - Sharp Cat)
Screwey (Easing Along - Mullen Road)
Soft Science (Not For Love - Tookin Down)
Svea Dahl (Honor Grades - Present Colors)
Uncork (Unbridled - Lovat's Lady)
Unsurpassed (Unbridled - Squan Song)
Vying Ty Grr (Regal Intention - Vying Princess)
With A Passion (Honour and Glory - Southern Tradition)
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Re: Keenland November

Postby amfuller » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:18 am

Here's a very up close video of the $800,000 War Front colt out of Treasure Trail(1/2 to Zenyatta). What do the experts think? I just think he's a cutie and love his little whinny towards the end.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB1SSmKtHoQ#t=37

Different angle. Conformation shot. He's a feisty fellow. :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnSKklGyxqg
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