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by Northport
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5278
Views: 926113

Re: Stallion News

I wouldn't be surprised to see Spendthrift phase out their "Share the Upside" program. If they don't keep over half of their new stallions beyond 2 or 3 years, what's the point of marketing a lifetime breeding right?
by Northport
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5278
Views: 926113

Re: Stallion News

So sad. I wonder if Coolmore will try to bring in one of his sons or a similarly bred young stallion to try to help take over his book. Like they did when George Washington was infertile. You know SD's book was huge. The more I think about it, the more I think this would be difficult to do. Holy Ro...
by Northport
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: New Dirt Mile sponser...
Replies: 15
Views: 1232

Re: New Dirt Mile sponser...

Should we give Marlborough a shout and see if they'd like to step in?

It's a tacky name but the fact that any company wants to sponsor a race, especially a dirt race at Santa Anita, is a bit of a miracle.
by Northport
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5278
Views: 926113

Re: Stallion News

Hopefully he gets a good chance in Japan, though JBBA (or any non-Shadai stallion) is up against it. He hasn't really been that impressive in North America, but I think his ability on turf will definitely be an advantage in Japan.
by Northport
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5278
Views: 926113

Re: Stallion News

Yeah he has only been serving mares of the Maktoum family and their associates since 2016. He is an amazing stallion, and the best sire son of Giant's Causeway by a mile, but I wonder if he does have some physical issues that warrant him being private. Darley has had plenty of top class stallions be...
by Northport
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: New Conformation Photos
Replies: 2682
Views: 455761

Re: New Conformation Photos

Who do we think is snooping in the background?
by Northport
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5278
Views: 926113

Re: Stallion News

https://www.drf.com/news/preservationist-retired-airdrie-stud Preservationist retired to stud at Airdrie in 2020 Since he is 6 with 11 lifetime starts, and retiring a month before the biggest race of the season, I'm going to assume he is lame again. Full credit to the connections for the patience t...
by Northport
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Matings 2019
Replies: 469
Views: 56884

Re: Matings 2019

No kidding. It's hard out there for middle distance stallions who aren't by Galileo and/or standing at Coolmore's main division. I'm surprised that Poet's Word got so so few. Just my opinion, but I don't think Shadwell is the best stallion operation. With all of the money and group/graded winners th...
by Northport
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Across the pond
Replies: 726
Views: 101430

Re: Across the pond

I think it is a sad and telling sign of the Irish/English breeding industry when a top class horse over 1 1/4 miles 1 1/2 miles isn't even given a chance to be a flat sire. Why even both to continue to call the Epsom Derby (or any 12f race for that matter) a "stallion making race" when even the best...
by Northport
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses
Replies: 5562
Views: 813548

Re: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses

St Patrick’s Day is lot 255 in Tattersall’s Autumn Horses in Training sale. There are so so so many incredible pedigrees that Ballydoyle is unloading in that sale. It's crazy to think how many were mid six figures up to seven figure yearling and just/ dont make the cut and are sold for pennies on t...
by Northport
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5278
Views: 926113

Re: Stallion News

Authorized and Bodemeister (?!) are off to Turkey. http://www.yarisdergisi.com/two-new-stallions-added-to-jockey-club-of-turkeys-roster/ I'm kind of surprised Darley would part with Authorized at all. Their French base is usually where they send their less popular stallions/less successful stallion...
by Northport
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Awesome Again pensioned
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: Awesome Again pensioned

End of an era, as he really got Adena Springs off the ground in both the racing and breeding sides of their business. It's also the end of an era to see their top Canadian boys Milwaukee Brew and Sligo Bay be pensioned. They travelled between the different Adena farms (Kentucky, Ocala, Aurora), but ...
by Northport
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5278
Views: 926113

Re: Stallion News

Anyone want to guess what Calumet will price him at? They're used to be a bit ridiculous with their fees for stallions in their first or second years with them. At one point they seemed like they physically could not price any of their stallions lower than $7,500, even if the horse had stood for les...
by Northport
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2019 Fasig-Tipton November Sale
Replies: 81
Views: 6596

Re: 2019 Fasig-Tipton November Sale

KatieK101 wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:04 pm
The catalog is up! Can't wait to browse it when I have a minute.

http://flex.keeneland.com/saleindex/saleindex.html
That's for Keeneland, not Fasig-Tipton
by Northport
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5278
Views: 926113

Re: Stallion News

The fees are also much lower even for a top class stallion. I also get the sense that since all male National Hunt runners are geldings, there's no point in pretending you care about over-saturating or diluting the market with 250+ progeny of one stallion in any given year. Jumps horses sales happen...
by Northport
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5278
Views: 926113

Re: Stallion News

In 3-4 years there will literally be the exact same article about Maximus Mischief :roll:
by Northport
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Australian Racing
Replies: 139
Views: 24705

Re: Australian Racing

Veteran Black Heart Bart springs 100-1 surprise in Underwood Stakes https://www.racingpost.com/news/international/veteran-black-heart-bart-springs-100-1-surprise-in-underwood-stakes/401888 3 of the first 4 home (Black Heart Bart, Gailo Chop, and Hartnell) are 9 years old. Brings a new meaning to th...
by Northport
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita Autumn Meet
Replies: 65
Views: 5450

Re: Santa Anita Autumn Meet

Mongolian Groom has been in almost all the big dances this year, so it's great to see him finally win. It's the same connections as Mongolian Saturday, which proves that Enebish Ganbat's talent with longshots is no fluke. Also good for Calumet to breed a G1 winner over 1 1/8 mile by none other than ...
by Northport
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5278
Views: 926113

Re: Stallion News

I know all these farms are businesses, some (Spendthrift, WinStar, Coolmore) more commercially driven than others (Darley, Adena Springs, Claiborne), but I had a (maybe obvious to some) realization : are any of these farms actually interested in creating stallions? Like, yes, they have a bottom lin...
by Northport
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby
Replies: 262
Views: 14638

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

In the next 10-20 years, a lot of those wealthy and powerful owners won't be around anymore, and who is to say that they have successors looking to take the reins on enormous empires. I think once one particular owner passes, the global industry, and especially the American industry and sales scene,...