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by Falinadin
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 48428

Re: Santa Anita 2019

I can't share details due to privacy policies, but I've worked with several of Hollendorfer's horses in a medical setting and I wasn't pleased with how they were handled. Some of them got very delayed and/or neglectful care. And it was Hollendorfer who believed that Songbird was fine until Mr Porter...
by Falinadin
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Sad state of breeding
Replies: 39
Views: 3245

Re: Sad state of breeding

Genuine question here. Are horses today actually breaking down more than in the past? I ask because there is this assumption that the "good ol' days" are gone and now horses are precocious but weak. The only thing that could MAYBE indicate this are the reduced start numbers in today's horses, but th...
by Falinadin
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Random News about Breeding and Breeders
Replies: 87
Views: 13789

Re: Random News about Breeding and Breeders

I think that case is a tough one. It's fairly standard to anesthetize a mare and manually pull the foal in a dystocia, because then she's not pushing against you and you can go to c section asap if needed. Also, rib fractures are actually pretty common and the vast majority of the time do not cause ...
by Falinadin
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Random News about Breeding and Breeders
Replies: 87
Views: 13789

Re: Random News about Breeding and Breeders

What I just don't get is, basically, they admitted that the dates were wrong and they knew they were wrong. So then how can you say claiming that dates were false is "without merit"...? I mean the suit itself seems like a pretty messy Gordian knot, but the underlying facts of the case haven't reall...
by Falinadin
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Random News about Breeding and Breeders
Replies: 87
Views: 13789

Re: Random News about Breeding and Breeders

Hagyard Partner, Dr. Luke H. Fallon, Issues Statement on Radiograph Lawsuit The following is a statement from Hagyard Equine Medical Institute partner, Luke H. Fallon, DVM, in response to a lawsuit filed Feb. 7 in the Fayette Circuit Court alleging Hagyard has been falsifying the dates that radiogr...
by Falinadin
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Stallion Fee Private Question
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: Stallion Fee Private Question

Mariasmon is right.
The other time I've seen it used is when a stallion is having fertility or physical issues, and their season might be up in the air (eg Awesome Again this year).
by Falinadin
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Random News about Breeding and Breeders
Replies: 87
Views: 13789

Re: Random News about Breeding and Breeders

It's mentioned in the Paulick article that Make Music for Me was one of the stallions standing at the farm just prior to the Jockey Club's investigation. He just sold at Keeneland January for $1,000. Hopefully he's off to a better place.
by Falinadin
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Young Horses, vs Physical Maturity
Replies: 4
Views: 1413

Re: Young Horses, vs Physical Maturity

Overall the article has some really good information. I do have a slight hiccup though when she calls displacing a growth plate a "sprain". Displacing a growth plate would be a bone fracture (Salter Harris type 1 to be specific), and is exceedingly rare (I've never seen a displaced epiphysis). So I ...
by Falinadin
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2018 Keeneland November Sale
Replies: 69
Views: 12335

Re: 2018 Keeneland November Sale

Also, why do color breeders try to sell their horses at racehorse sales? A bay TB, no matter how good a ~sporthorse~ they are supposed to be, would get laughed out of the ring with a catalog page like this http://apps.keeneland.com/sales/Nov18/pdfs/4300.pdf Oh man, that page has me literally laughi...
by Falinadin
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: New Conformation Photos
Replies: 2391
Views: 370775

Re: New Conformation Photos

That isn't how it works in Thoroughbreds. Grey is a color modifier. If one parent is grey then every foal has a 50% chance to be grey. Of course there can be homozygous grey Thoroughbreds, Linamix, Swing Til Dawn, Al Hattab, are a few I can think of. 25% chance of being grey is one parent is hetero...
by Falinadin
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses
Replies: 5250
Views: 670634

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

Funtastic , the longest shot of the Chad Brown quartet, upset the United Nations (gr. IT). He's by More Than Ready out of Quiet Dance, making him a half to the late Saint Liam and Quiet Giant (the dam of Gun Runner). Just when I thought that family couldn't get any hotter, they pop out another G1 w...
by Falinadin
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: horses with unique coloring/facial markings
Replies: 938
Views: 191371

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

I think that fraud wouldn't have been that hard, and likely wasn't done on purpose to add color to the breed. Say someone in 1920 has a decent mare, they take her to a reputable place and a good stallion. She foals, but the foal dies young. Owner doesn't want to be out the money, so they go to the l...
by Falinadin
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: The greatness of a nation and its moral progress
Replies: 112
Views: 15101

Re: The greatness of a nation and its moral progress

That's not how it works, though. Animal ownership isn't a zero sum game. The sentence makes as much sense as "Thoroughbreds get sold to racing ownerships, taking the place of a mustang that ends up euthanized." That's true, at least at that stage in a horse's life. After their racing career is over...
by Falinadin
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The greatness of a nation and its moral progress
Replies: 112
Views: 15101

Re: The greatness of a nation and its moral progress

This is a thought I've had. With basically every other animal species in the U.S., there is an overpopulation "outlet". Dogs and cats that nobody wants end up at shelters, most of which eventually euthanize unwanted animals and are government sponsored. Tens of thousands of dogs and cats are euthani...
by Falinadin
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2018 foals
Replies: 1383
Views: 189268

Re: 2018 foals

Weird I don't know lol, I must have deleted the wrong name when I was trimming the post. Sorry! I'll edit it.
by Falinadin
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2018 foals
Replies: 1383
Views: 189268

Re: 2018 foals

The people around her know what they're doing, but for my own education, question: How long would they wait before giving a mare whose labor isn't progressing a shot to help her contractions? Would they do that at all with mares like they do with people? Depends on the farm, but oxytocin (a drug th...
by Falinadin
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2018 foals
Replies: 1383
Views: 189268

Re: 2018 foals

He/she looks alright, a little more slow than some but ok. It's normal for them to be "jerky" like that.
by Falinadin
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2018 foals
Replies: 1383
Views: 189268

Re: 2018 foals

Yep, underneath the video in the "Bonus foals at Edition" section they posted the video. The mare in the stall is Its In His Kiss.
by Falinadin
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: What does "stamp his get" mean?
Replies: 31
Views: 6211

Re: What does "stamp his get" mean?

On the biology side of things, "stamping his get" can be related to the heterzygosity/homozygosity of his genetics. If a stallion is strongly linebred, or his dam and sire were similar (both short, both fine boned, whatever), then his genetics will all be similar, in a sense. He'll produce offspring...
by Falinadin
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2018 foals
Replies: 1383
Views: 189268

Re: 2018 foals

I wonder what their protocol will be if something goes wrong. Of course I hope all involved stays safe, but things can happen. I assume they'd just turn off the cameras and update later? I love watching Country Life Farms' live stream each year. I'm too cheap to pay for stablemates to watch Winstar's.