New Conformation Photos

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Charlie
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Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:07 am

Gun Runner is absolutely plain in every way, with some long legs. I would never look at that horse and think multiple G1 champion.

Classic Empire looks very... stiff. I do not like how he is put together. Dortmund is a nice looking horse. Mr Z's pasturns are scary, but the rest of him may look better as he fills out.
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mariasmon
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Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:14 am

I thought Gun Runner was tremendous in person. If it were between him and Arrogate, I'd pick him every day and twice on Sunday.
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Charlie
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Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:21 am

mariasmon wrote:I thought Gun Runner was tremendous in person. If it were between him and Arrogate, I'd pick him every day and twice on Sunday.

I agree that Gun Runner is much better looking (and a prettier runner) and even seeing them on TV compared to each other at BC Runner was a better-looking horse. Which is why I'm surprised he looked so ordinary in that picture and made my comment.
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Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:30 am

Charlie wrote:Gun Runner is absolutely plain in every way, with some long legs. I would never look at that horse and think multiple G1 champion.
Just curious - did you ever see Gun Runner in person - up close and personal? If so, and you can still agree with what you wrote, well..... oh, never mind. There was nothing ordinary about his conformation photo.
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Charlie
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Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:44 pm

No I haven’t seen him in person, and yes he does look ordinary in that picture.

That’s not a knock against the horse. I love Runner and Im a huge fan. But he looks mighty plain and average in that picture.
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Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:58 pm

mariasmon wrote:I thought Gun Runner was tremendous in person. If it were between him and Arrogate, I'd pick him every day and twice on Sunday.
I haven't seen him in person, but I've been impressed with photos and video of Gun Runner. I'd also pick him over Arrogate - who I think is very typical of an Unbridled's Song... and for me, that's not a good thing.
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Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:36 pm

Kobe's Back

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Bradester

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BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:23 pm

Kobe's Back is a Pretty Pony, even if he seems a bit long in the back to my eye.
Bradster is nicely balanced, although he's so filled out he looks like he's been standing at stud for years. :P
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Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:35 pm

Bradester is beautiful. I don't really care for Kobe's Back, although he is a lovely grey color.
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Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:58 pm

Bradster is nicely balanced, although he's so filled out he looks like he's been standing at stud for years. :P

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You're right. Any more filled out and the QH mares will be checking him out. :D
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Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:02 pm

Battle of Midway

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Jon Freyer‏ @jonfreyer Nov 26

Maurice (JPN) looking superb after a busy first season at @ArrowfieldStud #beastfromtheeast
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mariasmon
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Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:17 am

Damn, Maurice. Lookin' sexy!
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Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:39 am

mariasmon wrote:Battle of Midway

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Retrospectiv wrote:Battle of Midway

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I wanted to put both pics in one post so everyone could see how absolutely awful no backgrounds are. The no background picture makes him look deformed. Yuck.
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Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:36 pm

Double ^. And why would that "official" photo have him standing on such an upward incline? I know it's an illusion, but that makes his hindquarters seem smaller than they really are.
He looks really good in the photo with the background. Not so much in the outlined one. :?
Photoshop should ban horse farms from using its product. :P ;)
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Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:45 pm

Maurice is a stunning horse.
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Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:21 pm

Maurice is a total stud. Bronwen Healy has a really stunning photo of him up on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/11805145489704 ... =3&theater
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Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:39 pm

WOW WOW WOW WOW. I always think "stunning" can be overly applied to many things, especially online, but.

In this case, no other word applies more fittingly.

...yeah. WOW. :shock: :!: :!: :!:
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Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:35 pm

Flintshire's conformation pic has debuted in an ad.

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