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Sparrow Castle
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Nicole Russo @DRFRusso
17m17 minutes ago
Left to right - Champions Mineshaft, A.P. Indy, and Honor Code at @LanesEndFarms
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Nicole Russo @DRFRusso
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.@LanesEndFarms knows how to warm up a cold afternoon - the great A.P. Indy flanked by his champion sons Mineshaft (left) and Honor Code
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Nicole Russo @DRFRusso
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Leading active sire Candy Ride flanked by his two sons standing at @LanesEndFarms: Twirling Candy (right) and #NewSires18 Unified
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Nicole Russo @DRFRusso
12m12 minutes ago
Candy Ride, the sire of likely Horse of the Year Gun Runner. @LanesEndFarms
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Miss Woodford
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:08 pm

If anyone uses a horse being old as an excuse for why they're skinny, show them the photos of Indy.
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:14 pm

photos brought a smile to my face!
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:24 pm

Miss Woodford wrote:If anyone uses a horse being old as an excuse for why they're skinny, show them the photos of Indy.
Just like people, some horses carry more weight than others. Regardless of age.

Thanks for the pictures, Sparrow Castle!
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:25 pm

Such an amazing set of photos. Indy at 29 with his two sons. Way to warm up a cold, snowy day.
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:32 pm

Those are fantastic! <3
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:02 pm

Lots of folks are tweeting and re-tweeting pics from Lane's End today. The old boy still takes center stage.

Lane's End @LanesEndFarms
Honor Code has big shoes to fill #apindy#honorcode#fatherson
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Lane's End @LanesEndFarms
5h5 hours ago
Lane’s End Legend flanked by his sons #apindy #mineshaft #honorcode #LEpresspass2018
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Justina Severni @JSeverni
3h3 hours ago
It’s that frozen whiskers time of year for A.P. Indy who was enjoying a sunny winter day in his paddock.
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TDN @theTDN
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The king and his castle. A.P. Indy in his paddock at @LanesEndFarms.
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:20 pm

Indy looks fantastic for his age. I hope he makes it well past 30.
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Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:03 pm

Miss Woodford wrote:If anyone uses a horse being old as an excuse for why they're skinny, show them the photos of Indy.
I was just thinking that his barrel is--as round as a barrel! :D
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:17 am

Some seniors are easier keepers than other, I wouldnt hold it against someone if their 28 year old horse had some ribs showing. AP Indy’s coat is also an inch long, which is going to make any horse look more filled out.
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:48 pm

Indy looks so fuzzy and huggable (not sure if he is)
HC is giving his dad the famous side eye- got it from pops apparently :D
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Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:51 pm

Speaking of Indy, his son, Friesan Fire, is the 2017 Leading Sire in Maryland. For 2017 he was:
#1 Maryland sire
#2 MidAtlantic sire
#15 North America Third-Crop sire

I'm so happy for Country Life that Fire is proving to be at least a leading regional sire, and happy for Indy that his line continues through several sons and grandsons.
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Ridan_Remembered wrote:Speaking of Indy, his son, Friesan Fire, is the 2017 Leading Sire in Maryland. For 2017 he was:
#1 Maryland sire
#2 MidAtlantic sire
#15 North America Third-Crop sire

I'm so happy for Country Life that Fire is proving to be at least a leading regional sire, and happy for Indy that his line continues through several sons and grandsons.
Friesan Fire covered 14 mares in 2017. I hope he gets more for 2018.
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MTO wrote:
Ridan_Remembered wrote:Speaking of Indy, his son, Friesan Fire, is the 2017 Leading Sire in Maryland. For 2017 he was:
#1 Maryland sire
#2 MidAtlantic sire
#15 North America Third-Crop sire

I'm so happy for Country Life that Fire is proving to be at least a leading regional sire, and happy for Indy that his line continues through several sons and grandsons.
Friesan Fire covered 14 mares in 2017. I hope he gets more for 2018.
#15 North American Third-Crop sire might help attract some mares. Fire has actually done really good considering his limited opportunities.
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Ridan_Remembered wrote: #15 North American Third-Crop sire might help attract some mares. Fire has actually done really good considering his limited opportunities.
Does no one chart data on return on investment by sire?
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Katewerk wrote:
Ridan_Remembered wrote: #15 North American Third-Crop sire might help attract some mares. Fire has actually done really good considering his limited opportunities.
Does no one chart data on return on investment by sire?
A lot harder to do that since you'd have to exclude homebreds and mare owners who got a discount (which can be quite a significant number).
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Hovdey: Arrogate preparing for new challenge
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Miss Woodford wrote:
Does no one chart data on return on investment by sire?
A lot harder to do that since you'd have to exclude homebreds and mare owners who got a discount (which can be quite a significant number).[/quote]

I think that would be one of the lesser difficulties -- the announced stud fee could still be assigned to each foal as though it had been paid.

The data wouldn't tell you much about young sires, but for established stallions it should be fairly straightforward -- what are the average lifetime earnings of a Tapit vs an Afleet Alex on the track, (not the sales shed) in relation to their fee -- as in which is really the better value? Kind of surprised that some version of data of this type hasn't been considered in an industry that throws significant money at auction buys and stud services.
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Miss Woodford wrote:

A lot harder to do that since you'd have to exclude homebreds and mare owners who got a discount (which can be quite a significant number).
I think that would be one of the lesser difficulties -- the announced stud fee could still be assigned to each foal as though it had been paid.

The data wouldn't tell you much about young sires, but for established stallions it should be fairly straightforward -- what are the average lifetime earnings of a Tapit vs an Afleet Alex on the track, (not the sales shed) in relation to their fee -- as in which is really the better value? Kind of surprised that some version of data of this type hasn't been considered in an industry that throws significant money at auction buys and stud services.
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