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Ziggypop
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Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:49 pm

Northport wrote:After 6 seasons at Coolmore and not too many nice progeny, 5 time G1 winner, 3 timw Royal Ascot winner, and 'The best horse' Richard Hannon snr has ever trained, Canford Cliffs has been sold to Highlands Stud in South Africa

https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/b ... d%20Cliffs

I get that it is a business and if they sold Henrythenavigator and Duke of Marmalade they dont have any sentimental attachment, and that CC hasnt exactly set the world on fire... but geeze, he was one great racehorse. Money talks but I am surprised no other smaller stud in Europe took him on
Poor Henry was banished to Russia. Russia!
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Sparrow Castle
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Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:42 pm

International Sire Elusive Quality Pensioned
Elusive Quality , a champion sire and world-record breaker, has been retired from stud duty, Darley announced June 21.

The 24-year-old son of Gone West was the second stallion to stand in America for Sheikh Mohammed, who campaigned him. Though Elusive Quality didn't win a grade 1, he produced several high-level performances that included breaking a track record at Gulfstream Park and setting a world record going a mile on the grass at Belmont Park.

"Elusive Quality has had two great careers, but it's the right time for him just to relax and take it easy here at Jonabell," said Dan Pride, chief operating officer for Godolphin in America. "But given the success of his current sons at stud, along with the production from his daughters, his will certainly be a legacy that will last for quite some time."
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... ium=social
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Elusive Quality was the second stallion to stand in America for Sheikh Mohammed, who campaigned him
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Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:00 am

Starine wrote:Norumbega to stand at Bonita Farm
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... onita-farm

I hope he is supported by local breeders.
Just saw that Norumbega was euthanized earlier this month due to complications from colic. He has 14 mares confirmed in foal.
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Treve
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Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:13 pm

Sea The Stars sired today's Queen Vase winner at Royal Ascot, the handsome chestnut colt Stradivarius.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Sparrow Castle
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Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:28 pm

For fans of the Duke. The video embedded in the article is really nice.

Orange a bittersweet reminder of exiled Duke Of Marmalade
Now that's what you call duking it out. Gloves off, no holds barred. And, judging from the euphoric reception for his lionhearted performance in the Gold Cup at Ascot on Thursday, Big Orange has everything any rational thoroughbred breeder should hope to engender in a foal: courage, class, constitution, charisma. Yet his sire - thanks to the witless prejudices of the sales ring - has been forced into exile to find due recognition for these assets.
https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/b ... ade/290526
sweettalk
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Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:54 pm

i think stallions are often written off way too quickly.
Ziggypop
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Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:52 pm

sweettalk wrote:i think stallions are often written off way too quickly.
Poor Henrythenavigtor is somewhere in God forsaken Russia. Can't even find him.
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Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:59 pm

Ziggypop wrote:
sweettalk wrote:i think stallions are often written off way too quickly.
Poor Henrythenavigtor is somewhere in God forsaken Russia. Can't even find him.
Just because they don't have a webpage doesn't mean anything. I easily found who owned him in under a minute. I don't think anyone else wanted to buy him, sure he had a good start at stud but was a complete failure. It made sense to sell him to Russia because he has had some success with runners there.
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Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:13 pm

BlindLucky wrote:
Starine wrote:Norumbega to stand at Bonita Farm
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... onita-farm

I hope he is supported by local breeders.
Just saw that Norumbega was euthanized earlier this month due to complications from colic. He has 14 mares confirmed in foal.
I just saw this tonight as I was away all weekend. What a shame.
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Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:52 pm

Flanders wrote:
Ziggypop wrote:
sweettalk wrote:i think stallions are often written off way too quickly.
Poor Henrythenavigtor is somewhere in God forsaken Russia. Can't even find him.
Just because they don't have a webpage doesn't mean anything. I easily found who owned him in under a minute. I don't think anyone else wanted to buy him, sure he had a good start at stud but was a complete failure. It made sense to sell him to Russia because he has had some success with runners there.
Thank you. I couldn't find a link what farm he was standing.
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Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:28 pm

Lord Nelson misses stud season but is on the mend
http://www.drf.com/news/lord-nelson-mis ... eason-mend
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Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:29 pm

I have a question about Storm Bird.

When my husband and I visited Coolmore many moons ago, the man we spoke with, who spent over 1.5 hours taking us all over the farm, told us Storm Bird was a dangerous stallion and they kept 2 ax handles at the gate just in case. They said nobody really wanted to deal with his psychotic temper.

Yet in doing some research, I find this picture and caption saying he was as gentle as kitten. The quote below the photo says:
So gentle was Storm Bird that even the very young were allowed to visit him. He quickly endeared himself to the whole O’Brien family. Then, in early in 1981, the colt suffered an ugly assault at Ballydoyle: a disgruntled employee got into his stall and slashed off his mane and tail. Although Storm Bird appeared to recover, everything went wrong in his 3 year-old season. A brilliant racing career had come to an abrupt end.
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They say he had his mane and tail shaved but surely that would not make him a nutter. I can't imagine people allowing their child to play in front of him if he was dangerous, since I think this is one of the O'Brien children.

https://thevaulthorseracing.wordpress.c ... -a-vision/
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Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:36 pm

Maybe the 'disgruntled employee' had to forcibly restrain the colt in order to shave the mane. And someone trying to 'slash' off a tail could have caused him to cut into the tip of the tailbone, which would have been very painful.
I might have been very distrustful of humans after that. :?
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Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:14 pm

Both Tizway & Archarcharch have been sold to Korea. http://www.drf.com/news/grade-1-winners ... tand-korea
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Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:52 pm

Not sure if this should go here or in California Chrome's own thread, but here is a very informative article about how successful his stud career has been after his one breeding season in Kentucky. He's been a very willing and virile breeder and gotten about 90% of his mares in foal. The quality of his mares has been very good. The article also discusses how important Chrome has become to Taylor Made.

https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/arti ... ding-shed/
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Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:31 am

mosieposie12 wrote:Both Tizway & Archarcharch have been sold to Korea. http://www.drf.com/news/grade-1-winners ... tand-korea
Paddy O'Prado is no longer listed on the Spendthrift website either, but I don't know where he's headed.
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Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:21 pm

Hard Spun(USA) sired his first winner as a first-crop-sire-in-Japan, when his 2yo colt Kitano Yuki(JPN)[o/o Wing of Peace(USA) by Fusaichi Pegasus(USA)] won in his debut at Hakodate 5R Newcomer 1000m turf on July 1st 2017.

-- replay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aWWk0xkYMg
Kitano Yuki: #3 horse

Standing at Darley Japan only for 2014, Hard Spun(USA) covered 119 mares to have 82 foals registered.
Kitano Yuki's dam Wing of Peace(USA), raced by Masatake Iida in Japan, was sent to the US to be covered by Fusaichi Pegasus(USA) in 2007.
Third dam Sixieme Sens(USA), a multiple graded winner in the US, had been imported to Japan in 1998.


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Kitano Yuki(JPN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001207963/
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001207963/pedigree/


Hard Spun(USA)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001051344/
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001051344/sire/generation/
mosieposie12
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Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:25 pm

BlindLucky wrote:
mosieposie12 wrote:Both Tizway & Archarcharch have been sold to Korea. http://www.drf.com/news/grade-1-winners ... tand-korea
Paddy O'Prado is no longer listed on the Spendthrift website either, but I don't know where he's headed.

Gone to Turkey w/ Corinthian
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Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:42 pm

mosieposie12 wrote:
BlindLucky wrote:
mosieposie12 wrote:Both Tizway & Archarcharch have been sold to Korea. http://www.drf.com/news/grade-1-winners ... tand-korea
Paddy O'Prado is no longer listed on the Spendthrift website either, but I don't know where he's headed.

Gone to Turkey w/ Corinthian
wow, missed that note on Corinthian.

I'd had high hopes for him when he went to stud. If you'd looked at him vs Tapit at the start, you'd have been hard pressed to guess one would fail as poorly as one excelled.
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BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:40 pm

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/bloo ... nd-turkey/

:( I hate seeing Paddy' leave. I thought he was doing decently as a sire, and IMHO you can't go wrong with the El Prado line.
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