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by CorridorZ75
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Horse Followings
Topic: American Pharoah's Children
Replies: 205
Views: 6559

Re: American Pharoah's Children

I understand that inbreeding in animals is a little different than humans (because survival of species, or whatever), but I don't understand what would possess someone to send a daughter to her father or a mother to her son. Somebody sent one of Mr. Prospector's daughters, Wincloc's Millie, to him,...
by CorridorZ75
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4792
Views: 803036

Re: Stallion News

Sharmadal is not flopping at stud. He's the sire of Lope de Vega, who's turning into a very good sire himself. He's the sire of 23 Group 1 winners including Blue Point, Speedy Boarding, Pakistan Star and Casamento He's had three Grade one winning two-year-olds in Europe this year; Pinatubo, Earthli...
by CorridorZ75
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Baltimore vs. Stronach Group
Replies: 26
Views: 2250

Re: Baltimore vs. Stronach Group

Love the plans. I think it is the best of the compromises. I also think it is useless sentimentality to bemoan the turn of the track. Old Hilltop lost it hill decades ago. I doubt many people or horses who had raced on the track in its infancy and youth would recognize it currently anyway.
by CorridorZ75
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4792
Views: 803036

Re: Stallion News

Exactly. Constantly breeding to horses that clearly had physical issues that curtailed racing is just going to keep adding more frailty into the DNA. And then everyone blames the tracks. This is why break down stats should have been kept all along. The Santa Anita track back in the early 80s was a f...
by CorridorZ75
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4792
Views: 803036

Re: Stallion News

With the caveat that things are still quite early, it is interesting to look at the CI versus the AEI for two year olds for the top 15 freshman sires as well as a couple of others. Also put down the CI versus lifetime two year old AEI of top two year old sires, and also Bodemeister out of curiosity ...
by CorridorZ75
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Two-Year-Olds
Replies: 36
Views: 2682

Re: 2019 Two-Year-Olds

Not surprising given the level of broodmares he had in his first books.
by CorridorZ75
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Keeneland November 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: Keeneland November 2019

Well a similar cross from that female family of Ocean Colors produced Perfect Alibi and that female family does seem to do well with Nasrullah sirelines. I would be more worried by a bit of a spotty produce record and the lack of talent in the named foals. She is also coming in barren apparently, so...
by CorridorZ75
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Keeneland November 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: Keeneland November 2019

It is strange to me that they still list mares with a covering sire when they are believed to not be pregnant. Honestly, by this time, it is pretty obvious whether or not they are pregnant if vets are checking with ultrasound or labwork. It would just make more sense to leave covering sire blank wou...
by CorridorZ75
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4792
Views: 803036

Re: Stallion News

Apparently it is the National Hunt sires that have those crazy high numbers, but at least I think those breeders will breed through the summer and into the fall since they aren't all that concerned about early development on the flat so aren't a slave to the January 1 birth date.
by CorridorZ75
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Australian Racing
Replies: 133
Views: 19480

Re: Australian Racing

On a completely different tangent, I am wondering if it was ever publicized why Minardi, the stallion, died while at stud in New Zealand at the age of 14? Anyone know?
by CorridorZ75
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Heartbreak...another horse dies during Santa Anita race
Replies: 15
Views: 772

Re: Heartbreak...another horse dies during Santa Anita race

If he was racing that often, then he wasn't likely working. And if he had raced at Los Al and not worked at Santa Anita, then unfortunately, that is why he would not have been watched by the new committee at Santa Anita at more than a trot or walk.
by CorridorZ75
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch
Replies: 55
Views: 1833

Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

And just remember, the powers that be wanted a Breeders Cup Derby.... :?
by CorridorZ75
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Horse Followings
Topic: American Pharoah's Children
Replies: 205
Views: 6559

Re: American Pharoah's Children

Interesting MSW at Calder- Fort McHenry is also entered in that one I believe.
by CorridorZ75
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Photos/News about Broodmares
Replies: 958
Views: 224866

Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Based on the way they usually collect embryos at this time, it would be hard to just get the "extra" one and not the other.
by CorridorZ75
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2019 Fasig-Tipton November Sale
Replies: 30
Views: 1428

Re: 2019 Fasig-Tipton November Sale

KatieK101 wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:16 pm
Via Mark Taylor, Laffina, dam of 2xG1W Bast, is going to the November Sale.
That was just about a given. She will not likely be worth any more than what she will bring at this point in time, especially should Bast win the championship at the BC. Apparently in foal to Ghostzapper.
by CorridorZ75
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4792
Views: 803036

Re: Stallion News

yes and no? Yes, it is great his progeny like the turf, but for the most part, two year old turfers in America are on that surface because they aren't the typical dirt two year speedsters, even in the shorter turf races. Certainly, there are exceptions and Coolmore appears to have really tried to ge...
by CorridorZ75
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4792
Views: 803036

Re: Stallion News

I know all these farms are businesses, some (Spendthrift, WinStar, Coolmore) more commercially driven than others (Darley, Adena Springs, Claiborne), but I had a (maybe obvious to some) realization : are any of these farms actually interested in creating stallions? Like, yes, they have a bottom lin...
by CorridorZ75
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Older Horses - 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 14287

Re: Older Horses - 2019

At this rate, Midnight Bisou should just shoot for the classic. Heck, Bricks and Mortar might have a shot in that race! HOTY will come down to those 2 I think and I’m pretty sure Bricks and Mortar will win it. Even against this lot, I sincerely doubt Midnight Bisou would get 10f. Elate might as wel...
by CorridorZ75
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby
Replies: 261
Views: 7888

Re: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby

Why get a journalist to explain rather than a veterinary pharmacologist or toxicologist? Why not tell exactly how much was found in the other horses- I got the impression from quotes that these other horses might not have even tripped the threshold? Still hasn't answered the question if it can be pe...
by CorridorZ75
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Racing in Japan
Replies: 622
Views: 80107

Re: Racing in Japan

"Chopped off" seems a bit melodramatic after looking at the pictures.