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by WildAgainFan74
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Sad state of breeding
Replies: 39
Views: 3822

Re: Sad state of breeding

That’s what I thought. I’m not trying to be condescending but to try to get you to appreciate the perspective from a breeder who has been involved in racing as an owner or breeder level for decades. The urgency we feel and the passion we feel regarding bloodlines is well justified. It’s one thing to...
by WildAgainFan74
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 57143

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Rick, safety of the horse should come first not our entertainment. Screw field sizes if it saves lives. Every time my horses ran, I prayed they cane back in one piece and all my did. Accidents happen in horse racing but I sure as hell hated to contribute to their potential breakdowns. For people tha...
by WildAgainFan74
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Sad state of breeding
Replies: 39
Views: 3822

Re: Sad state of breeding

Somnambulist. I had to laugh at your comments. Yes, bad breeding is a thing. How many racehorses have you bred and raced?

Someone mentioned Danzing. He had to prove himself the hard way. He was not handed s book of 100 mates. Big difference.
by WildAgainFan74
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 57143

Re: Santa Anita 2019

And the excuses by trainers are pathetic. They give Lasix whether horses need it or not. Why can the rest of the world race without it and there horses don’t bleed excessively? All athletes bleed while exerted including humans. We are talking about excessive bleeding. People who have never been on t...
by WildAgainFan74
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 57143

Re: Santa Anita 2019

I keep thinking that Graham Motion would make a great racing czar though I'd hate to have his trainees lose him. That being said, his letter is spot-on. I wonder if TSG consulted anyone like Motion, in the business but committed to making it better, safer and more humane for all concerned or just d...
by WildAgainFan74
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 57143

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Lasix should absolutely be banned. If a horse needs lasix than they shouldn’t run. I raced a lot of horses with a lot of trainers in different states. Everyone knows lasix is a performance enhancer and horses are put on it whether they need it or not. It’s Bullshit. That part about being best for th...
by WildAgainFan74
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Sad state of breeding
Replies: 39
Views: 3822

Re: Sad state of breeding

If the stallion line survives somewhere in the world there is always the possibility it could make a comeback in the US. I mean look at the Halo line. His line is surviving in the US, because Southern Halo was reverse shuttled to the US for a few seasons and sired More Than Ready while he stood her...
by WildAgainFan74
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Sad state of breeding
Replies: 39
Views: 3822

Re: Sad state of breeding

Honor Code, “For references, I’m a lover of the old lines too. My personal favorite lines that are essentially gone are Caro, Halo, Broad Brush and Spend a Buck. I don’t know if any American successors to any of these nice lines”. You have exquisite taste! I bred to Cozzene praying for a filly but g...
by WildAgainFan74
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 57143

Re: Santa Anita 2019

I should mention that my favorite thoroughbred of all time (that I didn’t own) was Wild Again. I bought an amazing little Claiborne mare at Keeneland that was a wild Again daughter. Wild Again and his descendants got horses that could run on any surface. They were usually very, very sound and had fa...
by WildAgainFan74
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 57143

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Curtis, I agree regarding the haste. However, I don’t think it was as much the Regional CA stallions that determined the outcome. It was the top horses based in KY with top dirt pedigrees and Hall of Fame trainers. Those connections started refusing to run. Turf bred horses were winning as you allud...
by WildAgainFan74
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 57143

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Is Stronach's other CA track, Golden Gate Fields, still Tapeta? Both tracks on coast and both probably get same amount of rain. Anyone know fatalities at GGF on the synthetic? If it's a question of at risk horses being allowed to run, wouldn't we see the same breakdowns at GGF as well? I'm sure at ...
by WildAgainFan74
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Sad state of breeding
Replies: 39
Views: 3822

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 WildAgainFan74
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Sad state of breeding
Replies: 39
Views: 3822

Re: Sad state of breeding

In what world do Ghostzappers not run long and mature slow....? I kind of get your argument but he's a pretty terrible example. He's kind of the definition of being unpopular at the sales and having late bloomers. His top progeny are Shaman Ghost (broke his maiden March of his 3 y/o year, won Grade...
by WildAgainFan74
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 57143

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Is Stronach's other CA track, Golden Gate Fields, still Tapeta? Both tracks on coast and both probably get same amount of rain. Anyone know fatalities at GGF on the synthetic? If it's a question of at risk horses being allowed to run, wouldn't we see the same breakdowns at GGF as well? I'm sure at r...
by WildAgainFan74
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Sad state of breeding
Replies: 39
Views: 3822

Re: Sad state of breeding

Tbird, yes, I did breed to race but am retired now. Those stallions you mentioned can't hold a candle to the stallions I mentioned. I'm not just hoping for outcross stallions. I'm hoping for GOOD outcross stallions. Furthermore, it is the whole industry that needs to change. A few small breeders wil...
by WildAgainFan74
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 57143

Re: Santa Anita 2019

Yes, Curtis. Thank you for jogging my memory and correcting me. I agree about the unique environmental conditions. I would have liked to see them try Tapeta. I hope they switch back but I know they won't. They will lose too much money and money is their bottom line. Horses are second.
by WildAgainFan74
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Sad state of breeding
Replies: 39
Views: 3822

Sad state of breeding

It pains me to look over the current stallion directories. It is horrifying that we have lost good outcross sires. It wasn't that long ago when outcross stallions were valued and successful. In our not too distant past, we had A.P. Indy, Wild Again, Broad Brush, Dynaformer, Rahy, Cozzene. For us reg...
by WildAgainFan74
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 57143

Re: Santa Anita 2019

I remember when this happened before and the track switched to synthetic. I was so pleased to see the switch as it is a much safer surface. But, the breeders were very angry because their horses had straight up dirt breeding and couldn't handle synthetic. Turf horses were winning. Top trainers start...