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by TBird
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Genetics Vs Opportunity
Replies: 3
Views: 1546

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: 2348

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: 1011

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: 38879

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: 2051

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: 1462

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: 56
Views: 18674

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: 2311

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: 2311

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: 4079

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: 144766

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: 1040
Views: 197741

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: 144766

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: 892
Views: 184307

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: 511
Views: 129013

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: 144766

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
by TBird
Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion Headshots Collection
Replies: 511
Views: 129013

Re: Stallion Headshots Collection

BlindLucky wrote:I know this is a headshots thread, but how about headshots/fun stallion shots :lol:

Giant's Causeway and Magician at Coolmore yesterday:

Image

That's beautiful.
by TBird
Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Foals of 2016
Replies: 685
Views: 144766

Re: Foals of 2016

Congratulations on your new colt, Acadiana!
by TBird
Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Foals of 2016
Replies: 685
Views: 144766

Re: Foals of 2016

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:It looks like that Discreet Cat filly is double blanketed....must be pretty chilly in her barn.
Approximately 24 degrees outside and blizzarding. (I live about 10 minutes from Darley.)
by TBird
Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Foals of 2016
Replies: 685
Views: 144766

Re: Foals of 2016

The angular deformity on the left front is not subtle. Hope they can get it fixed. Almost all foals are born with crooked legs (there's a lot of leg to squish into a very small space pre-birth) and almost all correct naturally as they unfold and develop. I doubt that anyone is worried about fixing ...