2017 Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Re: 2017 Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Postby Retrospectiv » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:33 pm

I'll be curious to see if Songbird's conformation effects her price any.

Frankly amazed she stayed as sound as she did given how horribly over at the knees she is.

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Re: 2017 Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Postby mariasmon » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:57 pm

That's unfortunate, as she's just excellent in every other way. The November sales are a master class in how talent comes in every shape and size.
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Re: 2017 Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Postby lurkey mclurker » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:53 pm

Holy wow, you weren't kidding. :shock: Amazing indeed!
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Re: 2017 Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Postby Ridan_Remembered » Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:57 pm

This is a photo of Songbird as a yearling. She wasn't over at the knee then. Perhaps this more recent photo just caught her as she was moving, taking a step and putting her foot down. That's the problem with judging a horse just from a single photo. We can't know what happened the moment before and after the photo was taken.

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Re: 2017 Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Postby mariasmon » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:23 pm

I dunno. She looks over at the knee in every recent photo I've seen. I'm not so quick to judge from one image.
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Re: 2017 Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Postby Northport » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:26 pm

She's still over at the knee in her yearling photo
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Re: 2017 Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Postby Somnambulist » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:22 pm

Northport wrote:She's still over at the knee in her yearling photo


Definitely, and you can't get your knee to bend like that even with a weird step. Her knee even bends in. Yikes.

She's impeccably bred and her less than stellar knees didn't effect her ability, so I wonder what she brings, too. I find these November sales to be fascinating.
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Re: 2017 Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Postby Izvestia » Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:20 am

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Re: 2017 Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Postby bare it all » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:42 am

https://www.horseracingnation.com/blogs ... an_Day_123

Here are several photos from the recent fan day. She is most definitely not a study in conformation through those front knees/legs, but it obviously didn't deter her from being a top class mare.
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Re: 2017 Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Postby starrydreamer » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:03 am

The Fox Hill Farm folks do, I think, an extremely good job buying horses with good conformation, so they must not have been too concerned with her being over at the knee. IIRC, over at the knee is better than being back at the knee. It shouldn't affect her price at all at auction.
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