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Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:25 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:He always looked like a big horse when I saw him on the track. I'd guess he's 17 hands, but I've never seen an official measurement of him.
He's been sticked at 17.2 Freakin giant.
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Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:16 pm

I'm not surprised he was gelded, then. Without any sort of race resume to justify standing him at stud, it seems wise to send him on to his next career without the very studdish, headstrong behaviors I've seen hints of in reports about him.
I know that there are many fine stallions doing well in dressage and show jumping, but those tend to be Warmblood breeds.
A 17.2 TB with a lot of attitude probably wasn't going to get to keep his family jewels. :oops:
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Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:21 pm

The Jockey Club Adds $35 Fee to Support Aftercare
The Jockey Club today announced that beginning with the 2018 breeding season, it will charge $35 for each mare reported bred by a stallion on the annual Report of Mares Bred form. The fee will supplement the industry support already provided by The Jockey Club for Thoroughbred aftercare initiatives, including the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), and Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.).

“The Jockey Club has examined its rate structure, and a fee for mares reported bred is consistent with fees required by other Thoroughbred breed registries worldwide,” said James L. Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club. “We are pleased to announce that proceeds of this fee will be used to support a host of aftercare initiatives.”

“These funds will augment the great work already being done by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, which now accredits and grants funds to dozens of aftercare organizations each year,” said John Phillips, owner of Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, Ky., president of TAA, and a member of the board of stewards of The Jockey Club.

“Thoroughbred Charities of America strives to help Thoroughbreds throughout their lives by providing grants to aftercare facilities, employee programs, therapy programs, and equine research,” said Mike McMahon, president of TCA. “Thoroughbreds are my livelihood, and it is my duty and ours as an industry, to ensure they are cared for at every point of their careers, whether they are in training, in the breeding shed, or enjoying a second career or retirement.”

“The Thoroughbred Incentive Program has done a tremendous job in furthering the careers of Thoroughbreds by giving owners and riders a goal to strive toward,” said Dell Hancock, Thoroughbred owner and breeder and initiator of T.I.P. “We should all be proud to support initiatives such as T.I.P., TAA, TCA, and any program that betters the lives of Thoroughbreds.”
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Life At Zen wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:He always looked like a big horse when I saw him on the track. I'd guess he's 17 hands, but I've never seen an official measurement of him.
He's been sticked at 17.2 Freakin giant.
Love to see him do Dressage- with Mama's dancing blood and size :D
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