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by Pronzini
Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Lack of top outcross sires
Replies: 34
Views: 7247

Re: Lack of top outcross sires

On another note, I strongly believe that people don't make stallions…stallions make themselves. And I strongly believe that the opposite is true. Almost without exception, the stallions which seemingly come out of nowhere had proactive owners/managers ready to do the heavy lifting of investing in m...
by Pronzini
Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Smoke Glacken pensioned
Replies: 8
Views: 2406

Re: Smoke Glacken pensioned

He may have been one of the best breed to race sires in Kentucky. It's a real loss.
by Pronzini
Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2013 Report of Mares Bred
Replies: 27
Views: 6588

Re: 2013 Report of Mares Bred

I was shocked to see no coolmore stallions over 200 Yes and I thought they had 2 excellent values in Majestic Warrior and Scat Daddy, plus one of the best unproven young stallions in Uncle Mo. It's probably just a reflection of fewer mares being bred overall. My guess is that Scat Daddy's fee of $3...
by Pronzini
Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Take Control
Replies: 23
Views: 4968

Re: Take Control

If his soundness issues were that bad, he did not need to be at stud. I do not belong to the school that thinks the genes must be passed on just because the mommy was So and So and the daddy was Whozit. Why pass unsoundness on? Depends on why he is unsound. If a back at the knee horse gets hurt, it...
by Pronzini
Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Broodmares ... How does it work?
Replies: 16
Views: 6138

Re: Broodmares ... How does it work?

In all seriousness, almost nothing bred in California is "commercial" as that term is understood in KY and rules of thumb formulated in KY for commercial breeders just don't apply here. The mare population has gone down 50 % in the last 5 years, bloodstock sales are almost all cull sales, there is a...
by Pronzini
Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Shanghai Bobby Retired
Replies: 29
Views: 8612

Re: Shanghai Bobby Retired

halo wrote:Wonder when these factory farms will stop paying huge bucks for 2 year olds in October of their 2 year old year. Quite a gamble to take, certainly didnt pay off this time.
It's the future bet of breeding.
by Pronzini
Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Broodmares ... How does it work?
Replies: 16
Views: 6138

Re: Broodmares ... How does it work?

You're looking at this bass ackwards. Non stallion owning breeders should start with the mare because that is the horse you own. Not every mare fits with every stallion and not every mare should be bred. To own a mare just to breed to someone else's stallion -- even for free--is a bad idea. First of...