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Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:07 am

Lady Eli announced to be sold.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ember-sale

Wonder what she goes for? 4M? A very accomplished daughter of Divine Park out of a Saint Ballado mare. Divine Park has been a pretty 'meh' bm sire so far, but he had limited chance at good mares. Maybe more of the Saint Ballado is showing in this mare?

...and who would you send her to (assuming she stays in the US)? I imagine Medaglia D'oro is choice #1 as long as she fits him physically. Maybe POTN and try and tap into the Toussaud inbreeding? My short list for such a lovely mare based solely on pedigree would include Candy Ride & More Than Ready. I imagine she would cross well with Galileo, too, since everything (except Rags to Riches) does :lol:
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Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:42 am

bare it all wrote:Lady Eli announced to be sold.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ember-sale

Wonder what she goes for? 4M? A very accomplished daughter of Divine Park out of a Saint Ballado mare. Divine Park has been a pretty 'meh' bm sire so far, but he had limited chance at good mares. Maybe more of the Saint Ballado is showing in this mare?

...and who would you send her to (assuming she stays in the US)? I imagine Medaglia D'oro is choice #1 as long as she fits him physically. Maybe POTN and try and tap into the Toussaud inbreeding? My short list for such a lovely mare based solely on pedigree would include Candy Ride & More Than Ready. I imagine she would cross well with Galileo, too, since everything (except Rags to Riches) does :lol:
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Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:31 pm

Kitten's Joy.

And when she gets tired of slumming on Ramsey's Farm, she can take a trip to Europe and court Frankel.

Coolmore or Juddmonte likely winners to get her? I'm guessing Juddmonte has a number of Frankel foals on the ground from Chester House line mares to get a sense of what type of foal they'd get with a cross to her.
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Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:07 pm

Juddmonte's purchases of late seem to be dirt performers/fillies bred for dirt who will suit Arrogate. Frankel already has done pretty well with their existing broodmare band, as I don't recall them purchasing any mares intended for him since he retired.

I'd say Coolmore or Yoshida sign the ticket
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Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:08 pm

Although they might not get her, I reckon Stonestreet would be interested too
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Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:52 pm

Don't forget, Tepin will also be selling (at the other sale). She might be just as desirable to the "collectors," if not more so. Could be a toss-up which one brings more.
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Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:40 am

Say I can only send her to US sires if I'm breeding to sell: War Front and Medaglia d'Oro seem the two obvious top choices. Kitten's Joy to a degree but they don't rake in the same kind of money at sales.
If I were breeding to sell I'd experiment a little more - I might look at something wild like Flintshire or try Hat Trick based on pedigree. Kitten's Joy is almost a sure thing here too.
I like the Candy Ride suggestion a lot too. I'm a little eh on the PotN obviously he gets turf runners but I dunno about Mr P over Mr P.

Now of course, if you remove the US-only limit, that opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Galileo, Frankel, Camelot, Australia, Deep Impact, Exceed and Excel, Orfevre (although that baby might not only be tough as nails but also bonkers)... Depending on whether you're breeding to sell or breeding to race there's a lot of fabulous crosses one could do.
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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$3.5m, and she goes to a European who will send her to Galileo or other top European turf stallion.

I'd hope this for her. She's the best turf filly we've seen in quite awhile.
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Admin wrote:$3.5m, and she goes to a European who will send her to Galileo or other top European turf stallion.

I'd hope this for her. She's the best turf filly we've seen in quite awhile.
The Japanese seem also unafraid to send/keep mares in Europe to visit the top Euro sires so I could see it heading that way too.
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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Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:23 am

Stellar Wind to now be offered as well.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ember-sale

I think she seems a much riper fruit (dirt mare by a world class dirt sire) for someone like Mandy Pope and especially Stonestreet, in comparison to Lady Eli. She looks great under Tapit, Candy Ride, Uncle Mo. A real prize of a mare, imho.
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