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by Honor Code
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5002
Views: 860032

Re: Stallion News

I just want to say.....I'm betting Spendthrift's new stallion will be a son of Scat Daddy. That's literally the only major commercial sire line they don't seem to have right now.
by Honor Code
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Sad state of breeding
Replies: 39
Views: 4221

Re: Sad state of breeding

I blame the shift in breeding on breeding to sell instead of race. I bred to race. Now, I see all these KY farms offering incentives based on sales. Everything is sales and more sales. The industry pushed for bringing business men and women into the sport. Well, it worked. The downside is that they...
by Honor Code
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Sad state of breeding
Replies: 39
Views: 4221

Re: Sad state of breeding

I blame the shift in breeding on breeding to sell instead of race. I bred to race. Now, I see all these KY farms offering incentives based on sales. Everything is sales and more sales. The industry pushed for bringing business men and women into the sport. Well, it worked. The downside is that they...
by Honor Code
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2017 Names
Replies: 262
Views: 37078

Re: 2017 Names

From Twitter @jayemesssam : HOFFA (STREET BOSS-PATSY'S KIM) PLEDGEOFALLEGIANCE (CONSTITUTION-DANALAKE) TAKE CHARGE PATTI (WILL TAKE CHARGE-LA BELLE) PAINT MUSIC FOR ME (MUNNINGS-MUSIC PLEASE) UNCLE MOONLIGHT (UNCLE MO-BY THE LIGHT) LASTCHANCEATGLORY (GOLDENCENTS-GLORIFIED) TWELTH MAN (SUPER SAVER-IN...
by Honor Code
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders' Cup Watchalong Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 36283

Re: Breeders' Cup Watchalong Thread

I'm pretty sour how they conduct themselves over pretty darn everything. I still personally believe they pulled Audible from the Belmont in order to maximize changes for Justify. They wouldn't have had 6 months between his races if there wasn't something wrong. If he had been back immediately compe...
by Honor Code
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders' Cup Watchalong Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 36283

Re: Breeders' Cup Watchalong Thread

Honestly, as long as a non Winster/China horse racing horse wins I'm pretty good. Rooting for Mendelsohn, Catholic boy Basically this was me the whole time. I hate to root against a horse because of connections but I just can't...want them to win. I know that's petty but I can't help it. I've had a...
by Honor Code
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders' Cup Watchalong Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 36283

Re: Breeders' Cup Watchalong Thread

Honestly, as long as a non Winster/China horse racing horse wins I'm pretty good.

Rooting for Mendelsohn, Catholic boy
by Honor Code
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2018 Fasig-Tipton November
Replies: 106
Views: 17846

Re: 2018 Fasig-Tipton November

Re: Love the Chase-not surprised. The full siblings to California Chrome haven't done much. It doesn't bode well for Chrome's stallion career. SF Bloodstock seemed like extremely commercial breeders/buyers. If there isn't an instant return they don't seem interested. They were part of the syndicatio...
by Honor Code
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Justify
Replies: 1131
Views: 133299

Re: Justify

The most valuable thing about Justify is that he is a Classic-winning, Dirt-running son of the late super sire Scat Daddy, and who won the Triple Crown. That he won another G1 besides the TC also adds to that. That he is undefeated doesn't add anything in this case. It'd be far more meaningful if h...
by Honor Code
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Saratoga Sale Catalogue
Replies: 8
Views: 2275

Re: Saratoga Sale Catalogue

This is one of those sales where I think everyone wishes they have a bigger pocketbook. 26-American Pharaoh x Life at Ten 39-Curlin x daughter of Miss Macy Sue 62-half to upstart 70-Half to Quip 86-Half to Battle of Midway 93-Half to Classic Empire, etc. 97-2nd Dam is Dancinginmydreams 106-Half to P...
by Honor Code
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Racehorses as foals
Replies: 165
Views: 67965

Re: Racehorses as foals

Seeing as we now have a new Triple Crown winner, how can we not have some of his baby photos? Images and story from Kentucky Derby site: https://www.kentuckyderby.com/horses/news/tales-from-the-crib-justify https://www.kentuckyderby.com/assets/components/phpthumbof/cache/justify2015glennwood.d3010c3...
by Honor Code
Sat May 05, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The 2018 Kentucky Derby Pool Contest- Results are in!
Replies: 66
Views: 7765

Re: The 2018 Kentucky Derby Pool Contest

Pool A
Mendelssohn

Pool B
Vino Rosso

Pool C
Noble Indy

Pool D
Combatant

Pool E
Instilled Regard

Margin of Victory: 1 3/4 length; Time: 2:00:46
Tiebreaker: Curlin
by Honor Code
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Racehorses as foals
Replies: 165
Views: 67965

Re: Racehorses as foals

From Mary Cage(@MaryCagePTG) on Twitter: Mendelssohn ~1mo old

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by Honor Code
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2018 foals
Replies: 1388
Views: 211101

Re: 2018 foals

http://ctba.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/lastluckypulpit.png Lucky Pulpit’s last and only foal of 2018 arrived at 8:35 p.m. on January 31 at John Harris’ Harris Farms near Coalinga. The plain bay colt is out of Mother Luck (Street Sense x Alishir’s World). His dam is a half-sister to multiple sta...
by Honor Code
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Horse Followings
Topic: Phipps Horses
Replies: 330
Views: 90069

Re: Phipps Horses

From the Foals 2018 thread:
Cladan wrote:February colts;

Union Rags x Beat the Drums
Orb x Party Now
I love this time of the year <3
by Honor Code
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: When choosing a mare...TrueNicks or conformation?
Replies: 34
Views: 7388

Re: When choosing a mare...TrueNicks or conformation?

I had heard that it wasn't as common any more. It's a nice trend, surprising in light of how the sales emphasize perfect conformation etc. Anyway, in your own opinion/experience-would you describe any current kentucky stallions as having "perfect" or maybe "almost perfect" conformation? The most "p...
by Honor Code
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: When choosing a mare...TrueNicks or conformation?
Replies: 34
Views: 7388

Re: When choosing a mare...TrueNicks or conformation?

It's rare to see a perfect stallion. So most breeders are looking either for faults they can live with, or faults that don't double up on what their mares might have that needs correcting. Looking at a horse, you often can't tell what has caused the crookedness--for the most part either genetic or ...
by Honor Code
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: When choosing a mare...TrueNicks or conformation?
Replies: 34
Views: 7388

Re: When choosing a mare...TrueNicks or conformation?

So, now that the fireworks have calmed down a bit... Genuine question here. How would a breeder/prospective breeder judge whether a horse has genetically crooked legs(like Curlin and his mother) or somatic crooked legs(Chrome in the womb? Haven’t see his mother) I also hear a lot of foals have corre...
by Honor Code
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: When choosing a mare...TrueNicks or conformation?
Replies: 34
Views: 7388

Re: When choosing a mare...TrueNicks or conformation?

For what little it's worth, I'd like to second Flanders. My reasoning is more from the sport horse world though. A foal with decent conformation will yield a foal which, even if they can't run, will be easier to re-home from an aftercare perspective. From another perspective: take all TrueNicks with...
by Honor Code
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2017 TBC Breeders' Cup Pool Contest
Replies: 47
Views: 5308

Re: 2017 TBC Breeders' Cup Pool Contest

hehe. As I'll be the first, I'm going to essentially just choose based on names this time, barring a couple favorites. I've done so poorly in the last ones, I can't do much worst! So here goes: :D Juvie Filly Turf: Pool#1: September Pool#2: Moon Dash Pool#3: Madeline Dirt Mile: Pool#1: Accelerate Po...