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Twingo
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Top 20 Busiest Sires in Australia for 2016 (source Australian Studbook as at March 1)


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Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:22 am

Sparrow Castle wrote:Dowsing to stand in Indiana
Dowsing, a son of leading Japanese sire Deep Impact from the Niarchos breeding program, will enter stud at Holden Thoroughbred and Running Quarter Horse Farm in Greenfield, Ind., for the 2017 breeding season, where he will stand for an advertised fee of $10,000.
http://www.drf.com/news/dowsing-stand-indiana
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Izvestia
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Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:33 am

Unraced to boot. That fee is outrageous for that horse in any state - but Indiana?????
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mariasmon
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Izvestia wrote:Unraced to boot. That fee is outrageous for that horse in any state - but Indiana?????
BIG BROWN stands for less than that.
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Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:14 pm

Izvestia wrote:Unraced to boot. That fee is outrageous for that horse in any state - but Indiana?????
Same owners as noted in the article who stood Eishin Masamune.....for the equally outrageous fee of $15,000 at one point :lol:
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Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:15 am

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Arrowfield filly Earth Angel salutes on debut to become the first ever winner for Kentucky Derby & Dubai World Cup hero Animal Kingdom!

First Winner for Animal Kingdom
Royally bred Arrowfield homebred Earth Angel provided her Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup winning sire Animal Kingdom (USA) with his first winner at Ballarat on Wednesday.

The two year-old daughter of Arrowfield's former Champion Two and Three Year Old filly Miss Finland has been given time to mature and was having her first start for the Hayes / Dabernig training partnership in the 1200 metre maiden.

Ridden patiently by Damien Oliver she settled back in the field and after working her way into clear running found the line with a late rush to claim a long neck win.
http://www.breednet.com.au/news/131909/ ... al-Kingdom
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Sparrow Castle
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Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:13 am

I'm such a sucker for mare/foal photos. She's such a pretty little thang. Can't wait to see Miss Finland's Deep Impact foal!

Bronwen Healy‏ @FamousPony46
EARTH ANGEL (Animal Kingdom-Miss Finland), 2yo daughter of my favourite broodmare and one of my favourite stallions wins on debut!!
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BaroqueAgain1
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Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:48 am

Beautiful photos by my favorite photographer. :D
Earth Angel appears to have inherited some of Animal Kingdom's nicest qualities; balance, chiseled head, deep chest and that lovely red-gold color.
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Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:18 am

The filly is really quite lovely. I'm an Animal Kingdom fan, so am glad to see he is getting such high quality mares and is producing offspring like Earth Angel. I hope the filly goes on to win some stakes.
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Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:01 pm

No big surprise.

Air Force Blue To Shuttle To Australia
European champion 2-year-old Air Force Blue (War Front–Chatham, by Maria’s Mon) will shuttle to Coolmore Australia for the 2017 Southern Hemisphere breeding season later this year, where he will stand for A$16,500. The three-time Group 1 winner is currently standing his first season at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky.
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Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:57 pm

Earth Angel is a lovely, refined filly. I'm also an Animal Kingdom fan and glad that he was well-supported with such quality mares like Miss Finland in Australia.

Does anyone know any other group I winners/producers that visited him down there?
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Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:01 pm

Spending Time With Tapit
http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/throught ... tapit.aspx
On cold wet days, Venegas lets Tapit dry and then uses a vacuum to clean off all the mud on the stallion. Then he gets groomed, his mane and tail combed, his body brushed. Like a massage, Tapit seems to feel good and enjoy the attention. He often interacts with Venegas while getting groomed in his stall heaped with straw.
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Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:42 pm

I've noticed that most stallions (unless they're real people-haters) are quite hedonistic. They love physical attention like grooming, withers scratches and tongue-pulling. Of course, their attempts at reciprocating the physical attention can be a bit rough. :P ;)
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Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:35 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:Spending Time With Tapit
http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/throught ... tapit.aspx
On cold wet days, Venegas lets Tapit dry and then uses a vacuum to clean off all the mud on the stallion. Then he gets groomed, his mane and tail combed, his body brushed. Like a massage, Tapit seems to feel good and enjoy the attention. He often interacts with Venegas while getting groomed in his stall heaped with straw.
Love this photo. Thanks for posting.
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Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:43 pm

Tapit is fabulous. I love the photos accompanying that article, especially the one where he's so muddy, lol. :lol:
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Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:05 pm

Prayer for Relief has finally retired. He will arrive at pleasant acres stallions in Florida next week. He will breed mares this season
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Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:52 pm

TapitsGal wrote:Prayer for Relief has finally retired. He will arrive at pleasant acres stallions in Florida next week. He will breed mares this season
He's extremely good looking. I hadn't seen him in a long time, then he showed up at Keeneland for the Ben Ali. He was definitely a man among boys in the paddock.
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Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:17 am

I love Prayer for Relief! I think he's a very attractive stallion prospect, and I'm a huge fan of his sire. I hope he does well.
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Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:21 pm

Clyde's first black-type stakes winner today. (Article says her dam Soave died earlier this year.)

Fifty Five Sets Stakes Record in Florida Oaks
Homebred Fifty Five, the first black-type stakes winner for Crestwood Farm's second-crop sire Get Stormy, rallied willingly March 11 in the $200,000 Florida Oaks (G3T) to eke out a neck tally over grade 3 winner La Coronel, picking up her first graded victory and setting a stakes record in the process.
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Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:38 pm

Izvestia wrote:I love Prayer for Relief! I think he's a very attractive stallion prospect, and I'm a huge fan of his sire. I hope he does well.
Durable to boot. Not many stallions retiring sound at 9 after 50 starts. Not a bad addition to the gene pool.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

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And a Queen named Beholder
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