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by Private Thoughts
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: California Chrome to Japan
Replies: 52
Views: 1202

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 Private Thoughts
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: California Chrome to Japan
Replies: 52
Views: 1202

Re: California Chrome to Japan

Good for the Japanese, but not for our breeding industry, but then again Americans are foolish and impatient and are worried about a quick buck, not the long term. That’s why this Japanese are successful. They are patient and NEVER sell. Read the article on the Yoshida’s. They look on us as fools. A...
by Private Thoughts
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4951
Views: 842868

Re: Stallion News

I think something like this here in Kentucky would be nice, they used to do this in years past, but now with the horse farm tours that charge to visit the farms, I doubt they would do this again. Our family used to go and it was nice to visit the farms and see our heroes. Not everything has to cost ...
by Private Thoughts
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2019 Foals
Replies: 920
Views: 86576

Re: 2019 Foals

Have they ever said if Winx is in foal?
by Private Thoughts
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 15828

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

While I am saddened that this beautiful animal is gone, it is part of the sport, just as in car races, crashes are part of the sport and sometimes people lose their lives. They know the risk but still participate. It may sound flippant or uncaring, but there is no way to make this sport 100% breakdo...
by Private Thoughts
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Racing in Japan
Replies: 652
Views: 87551

Re: Racing in Japan

She is simply amazing! Doesn’t look like he ever touched her with the whip, just hand rode her. 😃
by Private Thoughts
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: New Conformation Photos
Replies: 2498
Views: 412411

Re: New Conformation Photos

He reminds me very much of his broodmare sire Van Nistelrooy, who I always thought was a lovely boy.

He is gorgeous! :D
by Private Thoughts
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Horse Racing Is Its Own Worst Enemy
Replies: 26
Views: 1584

Re: Horse Racing Is Its Own Worst Enemy

Lots of euthanized animals from vets and shelters end up at rendering companies and in pet food here in the US. That’s why pets end up sick and dying from the chemicals used to put the animals to sleep. They try to hid this fact but my sister in law worked for a local shelter and said it was true. A...
by Private Thoughts
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2019 Foals
Replies: 920
Views: 86576

Re: 2019 Foals

Wow, that little one is striking! Almost like she’s wearing a skeleton mask.
by Private Thoughts
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2019 Foals
Replies: 920
Views: 86576

Re: 2019 Foals

The last two photos are so stinking cute. Thanks for sharing them! 😉
by Private Thoughts
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4951
Views: 842868

Re: Stallion News

I think there would have been similarly quippy statements if AP had bitten, say, Joe Biden. Edited to avoid the argument that's probably about to start: don't drag politics into the forum, please. It tends to get ugly. And before I get misinterpreted: I would do the same thing with a posting that w...
by Private Thoughts
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Photos/News about Broodmares
Replies: 961
Views: 232508

Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Yes I just saw that, how sad, she wasn’t very old. At least she leaves behind some well bred youngsters who may help their dam’s memory live on.
by Private Thoughts
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Matings 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 44581

Re: Matings 2019

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:00 pm
I see that Orfevre had a drop from 136 to 52. Does that indicate some disappointment in his foals? :?
If they are unhappy with him as a sire they could always send him to the US. I’m sure some farm would snap him up in a heartbeat. Not that it would happen, but I can dream can’t I? 🤗
by Private Thoughts
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Horses with good amount of images
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: Horses with good amount of images

California Chrome has alot of images.
by Private Thoughts
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby
Replies: 262
Views: 10291

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

This just popped up my WLEX 18 notifications.

Until racing comes clean and stops giving special treatment to certain parties in the business they will never have the public trust.

Having worked in the business I’m not surprised, sadly.
by Private Thoughts
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4951
Views: 842868

Re: Stallion News

So glad to read he will be returning. And I too hope Hansen isn’t far behind him in coming back. That tweet about how he is a “proper “ stallion and tries to bite everyone is asinine. American Pharoah is a proper stallion and is not a biter. :evil:
by Private Thoughts
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Jockey club exploring 140 mare cap per stallion
Replies: 24
Views: 1084

Re: Jockey club exploring 140 mare cap per stallion

I would guess the staggered introduction of the rule is meant to appease the Coolmores. They set the cost they are willing to pay for a stallion at the point they think they can get the money back in stud fees within the first three seasons before the stallion has a chance to prove himself a flop o...
by Private Thoughts
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4951
Views: 842868

Re: Stallion News

Forty Niner used to stand at Claiborne if memory serves correctly.
by Private Thoughts
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Sadler's Well
Replies: 26
Views: 1365

Re: Sadler's Well

So that means Royal Delta was sent for dog food? That is disgusting to think of and all those other champions they have. Maybe Mr. Besilu had her cremated and sent home to His place in Florida. I hope so. How is it a negative impact on the environment? They turn into the earth from which they came i...
by Private Thoughts
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4951
Views: 842868

Re: Stallion News

I would love to see a farm here in the States stand him on NH time. I love this horse and think he was an wonderfully talented performer. Plus he’s just gorgeous.