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by TBird
Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Lack of top outcross sires
Replies: 34
Views: 7485

Re: Lack of top outcross sires

The reason those two stallions are so prevelant in American pedigrees is that both sires have worked enormously well to produce good racehorses. For that reason, very few breeders are looking to breed away from them. That being said, there are several current top 20 sires who have only one cross to ...
by TBird
Fri Nov 29, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Horse Sense
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

Re: Horse Sense

Here's the dictionary definition of outcross: out·cross [v. out-kraws, -kros; n. out-kraws, -kros] verb 1. to cross (animals or plants) by breeding individuals of different strains but, usually, of the same breed. 2. to produce (a hybrid) by this method. noun 3. a hybrid animal or plant so produced....
by TBird
Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Horse Sense
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

Re: Horse Sense

Something on the prevalence of Northern Dancer in modern pedigrees and three new stallions without his blood: http://racehorsewriter.blogspot.com/2013/11/pedigree-profiles-prevalence-of.html Speaking as a former journalist, I feel compelled to mention that if you hope to build a following, your blo...
by TBird
Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Imported mares and their offspring in Japan
Replies: 297
Views: 79003

Re: Imported mares and their offspring in Japan

That Deep Impact colt is very handsome (and half-brother to a new G2 winner since Wine Princes won the Falls City Handicap yesterday at Churchill Downs.)
by TBird
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: New Conformation Photos
Replies: 2376
Views: 358342

Re: New Conformation Photos

He looks great.
by TBird
Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: First Winners
Replies: 448
Views: 104469

Re: First Winners

Dunkirk vs Pioneer of the Nile. The reality is that we won't know who is the better stallion for a couple of years, however for me breeding racehorses is all about the dream. Most stallions can get a fair percentage of winners, but the quality of those races is all important. If we compare the two ...
by TBird
Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: New Conformation Photos
Replies: 2376
Views: 358342

Re: New Conformation Photos

I think they made Animal Kingdom look rather over at the knee in that shot. Especially the right front looks like he's up on his toe. He's a beautiful horse, along with Frankel and Bated Breath but all three needed someone who could get them standing more square and not leaning or shifting weight o...
by TBird
Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4480
Views: 731068

Re: Stallion News

Thank you for the pictures, tachyon! I love Empire Maker. We were fortunate to be able to breed to him before he went to Japan. I would love to have the opportunity to do so again. You are always welcome, TBird. :D I now believe in Empire Maker's big success in Japan, especially when Shadai Group b...
by TBird
Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: New Conformation Photos
Replies: 2376
Views: 358342

Re: New Conformation Photos

Lakeway wrote:So, is it just me, or is the one of Point Given better than his original, which I never thought did him justice?
I agree. He looks much better in this picture than he did in his old one.
by TBird
Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4480
Views: 731068

Re: Stallion News

Thank you for the pictures, tachyon! I love Empire Maker. We were fortunate to be able to breed to him before he went to Japan. I would love to have the opportunity to do so again.
by TBird
Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4480
Views: 731068

Re: Stallion News

I loved Summer Bird. I'm glad he's going to get a good chance to succeed in Japan.

Thanks for the pictures and the update!
by TBird
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Fasig-Tipton November 2013
Replies: 127
Views: 20973

Re: Fasig-Tipton November 2013

This still does not change the fact that our racing industry down the road is going to suffer from the depletion of our wonderful mares and stallions. Especially the mares, that really upsets me. So what if I am just a fan at the moment? I want to see a quality horse at the track, I want our countr...
by TBird
Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4480
Views: 731068

Re: Stallion News

starrydreamer wrote:
mariasmon wrote:
Big jump for War Front, but I'd say it's warranted.
That's a bigger jump than I was expecting, but Claiborne shouldn't have any trouble filling his book.

It is probably full already.
by TBird
Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4480
Views: 731068

Re: Stallion News

Tachyon, that's great news.
by TBird
Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4480
Views: 731068

Re: Stallion News

Ioya Two wrote:I'm waiting for the mass exodus of stallions to regional markets or overseas. When does it usually happen, after the BC?
It's hard to see why there would be a mass exodus when the breeding industry is finally beginning a recovery here.