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by TBird
Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Investor behaviour and personality in the Thoroughbred yea..
Replies: 5
Views: 2096

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: 4831
Views: 807814

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: 958
Views: 225671

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: 2044

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: 1628

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...
by TBird
Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Broodmare Valuations
Replies: 8
Views: 2522

Re: Broodmare Valuations

If you can afford Unrivaled Belle, you should buy her. It is a little unfair to say that she hasn't produced much when she only has 2 foals of racing age. Her current 3 year old is unraced, but her 2 year old ran 2nd in her first start for Jerry Hollendorfer and is working lights out (a best of 75 5...
by TBird
Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Machiavellian, exceptional sire of broodmares
Replies: 1
Views: 1083

Re: Machiavellian, exceptional sire of broodmares

I'm a believer. We bred a G2 winning, multi-G1 placed filly (by Candy Ride) out of a Street Cry mare. After we sold that Street Cry mare, we quickly picked up another.
by TBird
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Keeneland September (12-25) Yearling Sale
Replies: 330
Views: 42392

Re: Keenland September (12-25) Yearling Sale

The First session saw gains in most numbers, including buyback, but average and median are up. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/214968/solid-start-to-keeneland-september-sale I saw two horses sold for $7,000 and $9,000, normally prices aren't that low in the Select sessions. Its weir...
by TBird
Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: BRISnet issues?
Replies: 8
Views: 2227

Re: BRISnet issues?

Brisnet was working for me this evening.
by TBird
Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Older mares vs Younger mares
Replies: 4
Views: 1570

Re: Older mares vs Younger mares

Younger mares get the best opportunities. It is a rare old(er) mare, even one who has produced well, that is bred to stallions the same caliber as the ones she started with, mostly due to the prejudice against the offspring of old mares. It is true that older mares tend to produce smaller foals whic...
by TBird
Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Forty Niner
Replies: 58
Views: 19896

Re: Forty Niner

He looks terrific for his age.
by TBird
Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Congrats Tbird!
Replies: 14
Views: 2586

Re: Congrats Tbird!

Thank you all for the nice comments! It was an incredibly exciting win! We still haven't come back down to earth. :)
by TBird
Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Congrats Tbird!
Replies: 14
Views: 2586

Re: Congrats Tbird!

Thank you! We were thrilled with Paid Up Subscriber's performance. Al Stall and her owners have done a wonderful job with her.
by TBird
Tue May 17, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stay Thirsty
Replies: 13
Views: 4353

Re: Stay Thirsty

His first runner, Thirstforlife made his debut in the Kentucky Juvenile Stakes at Churchill Downs two weeks ago. He finished third.
by TBird
Sat May 07, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Foals of 2016
Replies: 685
Views: 154832

Re: Foals of 2016

I've never understood why the internet is so dismissive of April and May foals. In real life, everyone is happy to have them. The months with the highest numbers of TB foals are March and April.
by TBird
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Zenyatta News
Replies: 1049
Views: 215075

Re: Zenyatta News

oldgraymare wrote:Explanation of Live Foal Guarantee: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_foal_guarantee

Contracts vary but it could be a consideration.
The wikipedia version of a Live Foal contract is not the one used in the Thoroughbred industry.
by TBird
Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Foals of 2016
Replies: 685
Views: 154832

Re: Foals of 2016

Electrum is registed with the JC as a palomino.

http://www.equineline.com/Free-5X-Pedig ... =Brightest Gold&foaling_year=2007&nicking_stats_indicator=Y
by TBird
Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: horses with unique coloring/facial markings
Replies: 1004
Views: 207411

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Here is the story on the Paulick Report. It's quite a bit different than the version that's circulating around the internet which is basically "Disney dumped this horse and now he's suffering". http://www.paulickreport.com/horse-care-category/thoroughbred-movie-star-recovering-from-a-series-of-unfor...
by TBird
Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion Headshots Collection
Replies: 540
Views: 139438

Re: Stallion Headshots Collection

Charismatic looks great!
by TBird
Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Foals of 2016
Replies: 685
Views: 154832

Re: Foals of 2016

Our first foal of the year, a filly by Into Mischief x Classic West was born on Tuesday.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater