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by TBird
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Zenyatta News
Replies: 1040
Views: 196795

Re: Zenyatta News

Zenyatta's offspring need speed. Into Mischief is a great source.
by TBird
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Photos/News about Broodmares
Replies: 909
Views: 207070

Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

Thank you, tachyon! What a gorgeous picture!
by TBird
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: First Winners
Replies: 448
Views: 104217

Re: First Winners

Sunny Skies just won the 1st at Keeneland, a 4 1/2-furlong MSW full of nicely-bred fillies. TVG said she is the first winner for Animal Kingdom , although I wonder if he has had a winner already in Australia, where he stood first before coming back to the US. Sunny Skies looks like she could be som...
by TBird
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Zenyatta News
Replies: 1040
Views: 196795

Re: Zenyatta News

Perhaps they are not going to say anything about Zenyatta foaling this year after the events with her last two foals. Her foaling date based on the last breeding they mentioned of May 2nd, would have put her approximate foal date at April 7th. That was a week ago. While dates are approximate, seems...
by TBird
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Foals of 2017
Replies: 643
Views: 140635

Re: Foals of 2017

mariasmon wrote:Summer Wind shared a new pic of American Pharoah's full brother, whom they have named Theprinceofthebes (no comment).

Image

That's a handsome colt.
by TBird
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4479
Views: 729423

Re: Stallion News

Animal Kingdom started his stud career at Arrowfield in Australia. From there he shuttled to the U.S.
by TBird
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Horrible Names For Horses
Replies: 277
Views: 50518

Re: Horrible Names For Horses

Not too horrible a name, but a 3 YO filly named Morticia won a turf sprint stakes race at Gulfstream last Saturday. With that name I had to bet on her, and now I can't get the theme song to "The Adams Family" out of my head. :) Morticia is out of Halloween Party. Maybe the owner has fond memories o...
by TBird
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Foals of 2017
Replies: 643
Views: 140635

Re: Foals of 2017

Was just trolling around the BC Noms site and found out that an old Ohio favorite, Pay The Man (now owned by Calumet) gave birth to a colt by Oxbow. I was surprised to see the gender was already listed, does anyone know how long that information usually takes to trickle in? You're supposed to file ...
by TBird
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Normandy Invasion
Replies: 13
Views: 3684

Re: Normandy Invasion

Victoria has spoken about him before on this BB as Fox Hill owned and raced the horse. I would imagine that if you contact her she can tell you much of what you want to know.
by TBird
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4479
Views: 729423

Re: Stallion News

starrydreamer wrote:
BlindLucky wrote:Lucky Pulpit got 44 mares last year, so I don't think his book would be too much different this year. They didn't change his fee for this year, did they?
If his fee is Live Foal Guarantee, then nobody pays until their mare has a live foal, right?
Yes.
by TBird
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4479
Views: 729423

Re: Stallion News

Colour me impressed than the actually noted and reported one! I really an surprised. So, begs the question.....will DOC be tagged for that and essentially not make the 1st/2nd/3rd crop sires list? I suspect that the sire lists will ignore the one foal and track DOC with the rest of his peers. The s...
by TBird
Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4479
Views: 729423

Re: Stallion News

Actually there was a sire in the Keeneland January sale (I can't remember which one) whose description said that his oldest offspring were yearlings aside from one foal that had been born in late December the previous year. Edited to Add: I just looked it up. It was actually the FT February sale and...
by TBird
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4479
Views: 729423

Re: Stallion News

Even if it happens.. those foals will all have a birthdate of January 1st... lol I always wondered how they policed that... They used to police it. The JC would send inspectors to random farms at the end of December. They had a list of the mares who were supposed to be at each farm and they would i...
by TBird
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4479
Views: 729423

Re: Stallion News

Retrospectiv wrote:Apparently Chrome has started covering his book of mares already today. Hope no one drops early next Jan 8-)
I would imagine that several foals will arrive early next January.
by TBird
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4479
Views: 729423

Re: Stallion News

Oh my oh my... Feb 7, 2017 parade of stallions at Shadai Stallion Station. All the big boys & some newbies - Deep Impact, Harbinger, Maurice, Rulership, Just a Way, Orfevre, King Kamehameha, Duramente... hubba hubba. http://blog.goo.ne.jp/umaichi_news/e/ab4bbc791c92819807b75e058ceafc68 Thank you fo...
by TBird
Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Investor behaviour and personality in the Thoroughbred yea..
Replies: 5
Views: 1938

Re: Investor behaviour and personality in the Thoroughbred y

Though I've bought my share of yearlings (and bred more) it's hard for me to see how the words "investment" and "Thorougbred yearling" belong together.
by TBird
Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4479
Views: 729423

Re: Stallion News

Vandalay wrote:Not to sound ignorant, but isn't a straight hind leg desirable?
A hind leg that is straight, as in not crooked, is desirable.

A hind leg that is straight, as in not much angulation (ie, post-legged) is generally not.
by TBird
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Photos/News about Broodmares
Replies: 909
Views: 207070

Re: Photos/News about Broodmares

What a shame. So much hope, lost before its time. :( Question about breeding fees; since Pepper's Pride lost her American Pharoah foal, will she get a free breeding back to AP? Part of the 'Stands & Nurses' portion of most breeding contracts? "Stands and Nurses" means that the stud fee isn't paid u...
by TBird
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Freshman sire title coming down to the wire
Replies: 5
Views: 1890

Re: Freshman sire title coming down to the wire

Vandalay wrote:Kinda pulling for Dialed in,..it would be nice to see a farm other than Lane's end, Ashford, Darley, or Winstar have the top slot..

Plus Union Rags tried to bite a friend of mine when she visited Lanes end last year..
Maybe your friend shouldn't have gotten that close.
by TBird
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Genetics Vs Opportunity
Replies: 3
Views: 1540

Re: Genetics Vs Opportunity

I think opportunity plays a huge part in a horse's success. Perhaps even more than raw talent. A talented horse with a trainer who's not a good horseman or who is simply sloppy and/or careless, or a horse with impatient owners or exercise riders who just don't give a damn, is going to have a hard ti...