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Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:47 am

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GHF matings for 2019

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Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:55 am

I'm intrigued that they've got 2 going to Mendelssohn, but nothing to Justify. And I don't think it's necessarily the stud fee, because they're using and have used American Pharoah (as well as Uncle Mo). Glad they're sending a couple to Oscar Performance, too.
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Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:25 am

I'm sad mares are already being booked to Mendy, no chance he runs on now :(
But this sort of reflects everything that has been said about this so far (standing Justify and Mendelssohn at the same time, the same farm, the same year and with likely a huge price differential). The fee may not be a factor, but it could be, and even if it weren't you're getting a son of Scat Daddy with better conformation out of a proven sire-producing blue hen mare, with less inbreeding to Mr P, who is a graded stakes winner at 2 and 3, for less. That seems like a no-brainer.

I just looked at the pedigree of Mutually Benefit, her damsire is Mr Prospector. Justify is inbred twice on him (4x3x4 iirc) but Mendelssohn is only inbred to him once (4x5 iirc). I'm not sure which Sweet Strike is the one listed here as both are mares and young enough/old enough to breed, but the youngest one is also inbred on Mr P (2x5) so Mendelssohn having a bit less Mr P could be appealing.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

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Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:46 am

Solid choices. Good for Oscar Performance, Kitten’s Joy, and Good Magic.

What does the asterisk on Compelled mean?
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Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:06 pm

I know Justify won the Triple Crown but, if I were a breeder, I'd take a chance on Mendelssohn before spending that kind of money on Justify. There's something about his build and his size, which really differs from the usual Scat Daddy, that makes me wonder how he'll do as a sire. Was he a freak who will not duplicate himself?
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Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:09 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
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I know Justify won the Triple Crown but, if I were a breeder, I'd take a chance on Mendelssohn before spending that kind of money on Justify.
Me, too, if for no other reason than he already has a really successful sire 1/2 brother.
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Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:15 pm

Agreed. He could be the Fairy King to Into Mischief's Sadler's Wells, or Sea the Stars to Galileo, or Kodiac to Invincible Spirit!

I also agree that it is kind of a bummer to see mares booked to him, I was really hoping by some miracle that they would keep him in training next year.
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Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:14 pm

Mylute wrote:
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What does the asterisk on Compelled mean?
I am going to venture a guess that perhaps they would consider keeping her in training in 2019 instead of breeding her?
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Lady Alexandra” we love you big girl. She’ll be retired after today and has a date with War Front. She had an AFib episode this summer after the Grade I and @GrahamMotion and team did a wonderful job nursing her back to health. Time to be a momma. 😉 @AntoinDeLeis @HillnDaleFarm
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mariasmon wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:55 am
I'm intrigued that they've got 2 going to Mendelssohn, but nothing to Justify. And I don't think it's necessarily the stud fee, because they're using and have used American Pharoah (as well as Uncle Mo). Glad they're sending a couple to Oscar Performance, too.
Maybe none of their mares match up with him - pedigree and physical-wise. GHF is in it to breed racehorses, and I think they breed with intent, not just breeding to a stallion for the sake of breeding because he’s an “it” horse.
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Union Strike ---> Bolt d'Oro
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Grade 1 Winner New Money Honey Retired
Two years ago, New Money Honey catapulted e Five Racing Thoroughbreds into the limelight when she won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1T) on the sport's biggest stage.

On Oct. 23, with less than two weeks remaining until this year's Breeders' Cup takes place up the road at Churchill Downs, the daughter of Medaglia d'Oro stepped off a van at Indian Creek Farm to begin her second career as a broodmare, with a date to top international sire War Front on the horizon.
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Barbara Banke is considering sending Lady Aurelia overseas but also mentioned Curlin (ugh) and Good Magic (double ugh) as possibilities.
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ThreeMustangs wrote:
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Barbara Banke is considering sending Lady Aurelia overseas but also mentioned Curlin (ugh) and Good Magic (double ugh) as possibilities.
What is ugh about Curlin other than every Stonestreet mare or top mare ever is sent to him? Or is that it?
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Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:42 am

I think I saw somewhere that Daddys Lil Darling is going to Galileo (shock).
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ThreeMustangs wrote:
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Barbara Banke is considering sending Lady Aurelia overseas but also mentioned Curlin (ugh) and Good Magic (double ugh) as possibilities.
I say send her overseas to Galileo while Galileo is still doing his thing. Curlin and Good Magic are young yet and she can go to them in the next years. At the same time, it's easy to say that when she's not my horse and I'm not the one risking sending a multi-million dollar mare abroad.

I'd also send her to War Front after Galileo, but I'm pretty biased. I'm not sure Banke has sent any mares to War Front yet.
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We are excited to announce that @HarasDonAlberto's Unique Bella, Eclipse Champion Female Sprinter and three-time G1 winner, will be bred to #MedagliadOro in 2019!
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It's dark in the shade but Oscar Performance looks like a picture @millridgefarm. We can't wait to breed Five Each Way, the half to Miss Temple City, this breeding season! @17bob17
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K J Warrior ---> Girvin
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Mylute wrote:
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K J Warrior ---> Girvin
Assuming all these are going to Girvin as well since they said they are buying mares to send to him. I'm to lazy to type them all out but you can see them at the link. Plus pedigrees if you want to click on them. The list will also update if they buy more in future sessions.

Grady's Keeneland mares purchases for Girvin
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