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by Gemini
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: Great read - food for thought: Blame the Breeder
Replies: 16
Views: 2511

Re: Great read - food for thought: Blame the Breeder

New Zealand uses a Rating system for most races. This is from the NZ Racing website Rating Bands Maiden horses Will almost always be rated from 45-54 with the exception of those that perform in a higher class or in say a black-type three year old race. They can expect a higher rating. After three “...
by Gemini
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5002
Views: 860205

Re: Stallion News

Mylute wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:56 pm
Is it too premature to be wondering when Bayern will get shipped out of Kentucky?
Unfortunately, probably not. Since Bayern himself was best at 3, I hope he'll have some nice sophomores, but we all know how it goes for any stallion that's not by Tapit or Into Mishief.
by Gemini
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: California Chrome to Japan
Replies: 105
Views: 3785

Re: California Chrome to Japan

Let me first say that I have great respect for the Japanese and their culture. I worked most of my career for Nissan and then Toyota at their national headquarters in the Los Angeles area before each company moved their HQ to other states. Let me also say that I fully understand the business aspect...
by Gemini
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Black Thoroughbreds
Replies: 176
Views: 60583

Re: Black Thoroughbreds

Water Spirit (Jackson x Undine, by Western Winter) won at Kenilworth Racecourse in South Africa. She's registered as just "bay" but I think she should probably be registered black/brown. Both parents are registered bays, but Jackson looks dkb/br. Reminds me of Better Talk Now from the mid-2000s. He...
by Gemini
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: horses with unique coloring/facial markings
Replies: 1030
Views: 221365

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

I could be wrong, but this dude Coast of Roan (James Street) looks like he may have some "roaning" on him. You can see a white spot on his rump. His (very skinny) mama was also a lightly colored chestnut with tiny white spots. https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/72102951_2697653050255079_...
by Gemini
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: horses with unique coloring/facial markings
Replies: 1030
Views: 221365

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Aaaaaaaaaahhhh, I miss the old Fugly days. I was never on the forums, but Fugly was awesome and sometimes the blog comments were comedy gold. And the PHOTOs, my god the photos sometimes... :lol: Whoa... that's a blast from the past. I remember reading/giggling over the Flugly blog back in college.
by Gemini
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: New Stallions of 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 5972

Re: New Stallions of 2020

Saban wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:10 pm
Sporting Chance, by Tiznow, to A & A Stud in New Mexico. Sporting chance won the grade 1 Hopeful Stakes in 2017.
I remember him as the colt who couldn't run straight to save his life.

ETA: sort of referencing the side conversation about Thunder Snow and Lani. ;)
by Gemini
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 BC Classic
Replies: 61
Views: 4081

Re: 2019 BC Classic

Mongolian Groom's leg looked like it darn near came off. Multiple fractures. Even if surgery is successful, the recovery and almost inevitable laminitis will be brutal.
by Gemini
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Black Thoroughbreds
Replies: 176
Views: 60583

Re: Black Thoroughbreds

allanglos wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:00 am
Black Thoroughbred filly
BLUE HALO

Blue Halo 7 web.jpg
Cute face on that little one. I really like the white squiggle.
by Gemini
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Sadler's Well
Replies: 26
Views: 1470

Re: Sadler's Well

I agree that burying anything is weird AF. Burying the dead has advantages. For one thing, it's a more efficient way to return nutrients to the earth. Plus you don't want to leave stuff above ground to attract all sorts of scavengers. Ever seen 6 vultures on one roadkill squirrel in the middle of a...
by Gemini
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2019 Foals
Replies: 925
Views: 90294

Re: 2019 Foals

@ Boutique Thoroughbreds Filly by Dundeel o/o MG3W Avenue (Anabaa). I spy gray googles! https://breednet.blob.core.windows.net/breednet/gallery/2019-foal-gallery/2019/breednet-gallery-fdundeelxavenue_600.jpg https://www.breednet.com.au/gallery/foal.aspx?galleryid=17&imageid=8686 That double star is...
by Gemini
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: horses with unique coloring/facial markings
Replies: 1030
Views: 221365

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

I didn't realize until today what an interesting blaze Kingly has. It reminds me of a piece of jigsaw puzzle.

(Photo from Bloodhorse)
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by Gemini
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: The rise of Sunday Silence
Replies: 865
Views: 210650

Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

Another bonus about Karak is that she defeated colts, which I enjoy seeing. Not that it should be a big deal, but people in the U.S. still have irrational hang-ups about putting fillies in open races.

I wonder if the new Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint will be a goal for Karak?
by Gemini
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: The rise of Sunday Silence
Replies: 865
Views: 210650

Re: The rise of Sunday Silence

To Tachyon, lurkey mclurker and everyone who loved Deep Impact, I am so heartbroken at his untimely loss. There never are adequate words at a time like this, so I will just make a symbolic offering in tribute to both Deep Impact and his sire, Sunday Silence: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/3e/ae/ea/...
by Gemini
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Deep Impact was put down
Replies: 32
Views: 2196

Re: Deep Impact was put down

RugbyGirl wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:02 am
Born in 2002 so he was 17
My mistake, I thought DI was foaled in 2003.
by Gemini
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Deep Impact was put down
Replies: 32
Views: 2196

Re: Deep Impact was put down

mariasmon wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:11 pm
Whoa. Sad day. He was too young.
Coincidentally, Deep Impact was 16, the same age as Sunday Silence when he passed.
by Gemini
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Deep Impact was put down
Replies: 32
Views: 2196

Re: Deep Impact was put down

Oh my goodness... I'm shocked. Why did he need surgery in the first place?
by Gemini
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5002
Views: 860205

Re: Stallion News

lurkey mclurker wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:29 pm
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Oh my, Gold Ship has gotten white!
by Gemini
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Random News about Breeding and Breeders
Replies: 92
Views: 17304

Re: Random News about Breeding and Breeders

This article is a couple weeks old but I think it's cool because it discusses the history of Bashford Manor.

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... osing-day/
by Gemini
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: horses with unique coloring/facial markings
Replies: 1030
Views: 221365

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Mylute wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:53 pm
@ Barbara Livingston

Our Dixie Blue, by Weigelia out of Dixiewood (Dixie Union). She sold for $120,000 earlier this year.

Image

https://twitter.com/DRFLivingston/statu ... 4894711819
Talk about eye-catching!