The rise of German bloodlines

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second_glance
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Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:25 pm

Never thought I'd use the word "riveting" to describe a long article about bloodlines, but Ryan Goldberg's article -- about the rise of German bloodlines, the family and the horses that made it happen, and what happens next -- for TDN is simply superb. Goldberg, for me, is THE current star of turf writing.

http://thoroughbreddailynews.com/member ... .pdf?id=17
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Ridan_Remembered
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Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:27 pm

second_glance wrote:Never thought I'd use the word "riveting" to describe a long article about bloodlines, but Ryan Goldberg's article -- about the rise of German bloodlines, the family and the horses that made it happen, and what happens next -- for TDN is simply superb. Goldberg, for me, is THE current star of turf writing.

http://thoroughbreddailynews.com/member ... .pdf?id=17
I, for one, am delighted about the rise of German bloodlines.
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Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:42 pm

second_glance wrote:Never thought I'd use the word "riveting" to describe a long article about bloodlines, but Ryan Goldberg's article -- about the rise of German bloodlines, the family and the horses that made it happen, and what happens next -- for TDN is simply superb. Goldberg, for me, is THE current star of turf writing.

http://thoroughbreddailynews.com/member ... .pdf?id=17
I agree. It's a great article.
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Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:02 am

Tremendous read. Thanks for sharing. Especially enjoyed reading how American bottom-of-the-barrel claimer Spirit of Eagles became a star broodmare in Germany; plucked from obscurity by Monty Roberts.
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Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:03 am

Thanks for that- just skimmed over it a bit, will get in more depth now.

Been kinda looking at the German lines ever since I saw Monty Roberts and his story about Lomitas. I really am starting to believe that we need to incorporate the German lines to give our stock a bit of a boost, the more I read, the more convinced I become.
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Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:18 am

serenassong wrote:Thanks for that- just skimmed over it a bit, will get in more depth now.

Been kinda looking at the German lines ever since I saw Monty Roberts and his story about Lomitas. I really am starting to believe that we need to incorporate the German lines to give our stock a bit of a boost, the more I read, the more convinced I become.
Animal Kingdom is a good start.
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Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:17 am

TBird wrote:
serenassong wrote:Thanks for that- just skimmed over it a bit, will get in more depth now.

Been kinda looking at the German lines ever since I saw Monty Roberts and his story about Lomitas. I really am starting to believe that we need to incorporate the German lines to give our stock a bit of a boost, the more I read, the more convinced I become.
Animal Kingdom is a good start.
AK is a great start. I haven't hoped this hard for a stallion's success in a long time.
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Mon Nov 30, 2015 6:03 am

serenassong wrote:Thanks for that- just skimmed over it a bit, will get in more depth now.

Been kinda looking at the German lines ever since I saw Monty Roberts and his story about Lomitas.
While the story of Lomitas & Monty Roberts is known, a new documentary (showing some never before published footage) was released by Gestut Fahrhof last week:

https://www.facebook.com/faehrhof.de/vi ... 5/?theater

Definitely worth watching!
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