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by carole
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses
Replies: 5463
Views: 760534

Re: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses

Kingman Half Brother to Waldgeist Set For Debut https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/237378/kingman-half-brother-to-waldgeist-set-for-debut Waldkonig will line up Dec. 7 for a Novice Race at Wolverhampton. One of the most intriguing of the 12 rivals to Waldkonig is the Hugo Palmer-train...
by carole
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Photos/News about Broodmares
Replies: 964
Views: 235677

Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Unaided, dam of BC Mile winner Uni, sold for €1.25m at Arqana today. She is currently in foal to No Nay Never and was bought by Oceanic Bloodstock on behalf of White Birch Farm.
by carole
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses
Replies: 5463
Views: 760534

Re: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses

She was incredibly green but she had a lovely turn of foot, especially when she had some company, didn’t want to let that other horse pass! Excited to see what she can produce once she matures.
by carole
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2020 Matings
Replies: 45
Views: 3685

Re: 2020 Matings

They'll be keeping the first foal, whether colt or filly, and thereafter they will be keeping the fillies and selling the colts. And yes the connections mentioned that Laurens has a fantastic cruising speed but not so much a turn of foot so they want to inject some of that into her offspring.
by carole
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: California Chrome to Japan
Replies: 105
Views: 3616

Re: California Chrome to Japan

Breaking News! California Chrome's stud fee at Arrow Stud has been announced! He will stand for a fee of JPY 4,000,000- (about US$ 36,700-) in 2020. And he has already been fully booked. source http://jscompany.jp/nomination/js.cgi Fully booked, great news! Hope he becomes a very good sire, I have ...
by carole
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: California Chrome to Japan
Replies: 105
Views: 3616

Re: California Chrome to Japan

Also just wanted to add that when people talk about the ‘crazies’ who ‘love’ Chrome, they mean the kind of people that will tweet, email and call Taylor Made to tell them that they’re pieces of s*it because obviously the horse will get chopped up into dog food in Japan. That’s crazy and it’s not lov...
by carole
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: California Chrome to Japan
Replies: 105
Views: 3616

Re: California Chrome to Japan

He looked thin and sickly because of the long travel and quarantine which he had gone through twice that year, if I remember correctly he looked super in photos and videos of him on the gallops in England. People were commenting how shiny his coat looks and how good he looked galloping. I just don’t...
by carole
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: California Chrome to Japan
Replies: 105
Views: 3616

Re: California Chrome to Japan

Ridan, what makes you think the Japanese grooms that look after him won’t bond with him in the same way his American ones have? In fact, as someone has mentioned here before, if Chrome ends up staying in Japan for a long time (10+ years let’s say) I hope he doesn’t ‘come back’ to America. By that po...
by carole
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: California Chrome to Japan
Replies: 105
Views: 3616

Re: California Chrome to Japan

I don’t know that selling Chrome is a public relations disaster. It’s not like the horse was in the news at the time, he only hit racing headlines (I’ve yet to see an article from mainstream media about this because they obviously don’t care, unlike when horses die on the racetrack) because of his s...
by carole
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: California Chrome to Japan
Replies: 105
Views: 3616

Re: California Chrome to Japan

Idk about you all, but I'm tired of the American thoroughbred model. I'm thinking I need to just focus on European, Australian and Japanese racing. At least their horses are bred for longevity and run for more than 6 races. Not the Europeans who also retire their top 3yos every year like clockwork ...
by carole
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Favorite Photos of Race Horses
Replies: 152
Views: 30795

Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

https://twitter.com/Ascot/status/1194159895790211073 He's doing such a good job! Wonder how old this is or where it was taken. If this was recent it must be a foal bred on southern hemisphere time for X reason. It’s a few years old at least, I’ve seen it resurface around the start of the jump seaso...
by carole
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Cigar Mile
Replies: 57
Views: 1974

Re: The Cigar Mile

I meant more like standout horses, of course you have to be a good horse (usually) to run in a Grade 1.
by carole
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Cigar Mile
Replies: 57
Views: 1974

Re: The Cigar Mile

Curtis wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:25 pm
carole wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:19 pm
I thought Spun to Run was aiming for this too?
He’s listed above in the probables by his Hip hop name S2R.😉
Ah ok! I’m just surprised people are saying Maximum Security is the only good horse here. Spun to Run won the BC and beat Omaha Beach, he’s very good competition for Maximum Securtiy.
by carole
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Cigar Mile
Replies: 57
Views: 1974

Re: The Cigar Mile

I thought Spun to Run was aiming for this too?
by carole
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2020 Matings
Replies: 45
Views: 3685

Re: 2020 Matings

Wouldn't it be funny if the resulting foal ends up being a Triple Crown winner or something?

But seriously I do agree that Medaglia d'Oro would have been a far better choice.
by carole
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2020 Matings
Replies: 45
Views: 3685

Re: 2020 Matings

Mylute wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:36 pm
Summer Bird wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:29 pm
Mylute wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:20 pm
Beholder ---> Medaglia d'Oro
It’s actually Bolt d’Oro :|
Wait, what? I swear the Instragram post said Medaglia d'Oro.
Confirmed on Twitter, it's definitely Bolt d'Oro
by carole
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Clever Names for horses
Replies: 255
Views: 50350

Re: Clever Names for horses

I just found this out today and it definitely gave me a good laugh! I wager some of you already know the story of Potoooooooo . From Wikipedia: The origin of his name has several different versions. According to the most common, Abingdon intended to call the young colt "Potato" and instructed the st...
by carole
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Across the pond
Replies: 718
Views: 92039

Re: Across the pond

Sea The Stars (Stradivarius and Star Catcher) and Shamardal (Pinatubo and Blue Point) each sire 2 category winners on the night. Other sires include:

Nathaniel (Enable)
Dubawi (Too Darn Hot)
Frankel (Quadrilateral)
by carole
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Eclipse Awards-Predictions?
Replies: 32
Views: 1640

Re: 2019 Eclipse Awards-Predictions?

Starine wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:50 pm
Maximum Security is targeting the Cigar Mile. My question for you all:

If he wins, would you vote him champion three-year-old?
Yes definitely, he would have the most Grade 1 wins for a 3yo male and he would prove that he can win a Grade 1 against his elders.
by carole
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Two-Year-Olds
Replies: 80
Views: 7069

Re: 2019 Two-Year-Olds

Independence Hall was super impressive, receiving a 101 Beyer in winning the Nashua. Other than ducking out a bit in the stretch, he looked great as he closed the final 1/4-mile in 24 and 2. He also appears to be long in body and has Seattle Slew both top and bottom in his pedigree. The sky's the l...