New Conformation Photos

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mariasmon
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Runhappy

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Vancouver (AUS)

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For a top sprinter, Runhappy's hindquarters are a bit unimpressive. Vancouver's, on the other hand, look plenty powerful.
Vancouver is handsome, which I expect from MdO's offspring, and his legs look to have some good bone. Even though he raced exclusively on turf Down Under, I suspect that he's going to be well-supported here. Because speed. :P
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Vancouver is handsome
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The Big Beast's pic is finally showing up in his ad.

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Wow, I'm surprised at how much I like The Big Beast.
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Now, that's a sprinter's butt. :lol:
In fact, if I were Doc Allred, I might think about sending him a couple of my QH mares. ;)
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He's gorgeous...prettier than any Giant's Causeway I can think of, but...
Are his front legs really that thin...or did someone get carried away with Photoshop again? ;) :P
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The horse is absolutely beautiful, no question. I saw him on Monday. I think his legs look normal for a recently retired racehorse who isn't even 3 full years old.

It IS a bit weird how, in the ad, he appears to be hovering over the safe pavers. I think the photo was probably taken right where he appears to be standing/hovering, so I don't know what's going on with that.

Here is my own photo. He is not stood up perfectly, but he looks mostly the same as in the ad.

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Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:04 pm

Thanks for sharing your photo. He certainly is a lovely specimen.
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An unofficial one but seems recent? of Will Take Charge via Twitter:

https://twitter.com/GWA4th/status/819307097208881156

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C17DcuqWQAE-kzB.jpg
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He hasn't been missing any meals, has he? :lol:
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Re: Not This Time
I think it's just bad photoshop. They likely put a filter over the entire picture then erased it over the horse to make him stand out against the background, but it gives that weird hovering effect and my guess is that they didn't reach 'wide' enough over the legs when erasing.
He looks lovely.
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Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:24 pm

Still bummed about Not This Time retiring, but he is a lovely looking individual.
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Re: Not This Time

The Storm Cat is strong in him, reminds me much more of many young photos of other direct SC sons more so than his own sire GC. A little leggier and racier.....but I think as he ages and fills out it'll show even more in him.
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Glad to see Will Take Charge looking well; I always liked him. I've heard he really stamps his foals so I will have to keep an eye out for photos of his kids.
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Taylor Made is assembling an interesting stallion line-up, which will range from a world-class horse who raced into his 6th year ('Chrome) to this promising, elegant youngster who had to be retired before the end of his 2yo year.
They also have Protonico, another Giant's Causeway, but one who ran through his fifth year, and the versatile Mshawish, G1 winner on dirt and turf.
http://www.taylormadestallions.com/
I like the mix, which, aside from Not This Time, are horses who have proven themselves for more than one or two years of racing.
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Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:10 pm

From the same Twitter feed as the Will Take Charge pic - Temple City looks hubba hubba! :mrgreen:

https://twitter.com/GWA4th/status/819873987908038656

Lots of pics there - Ironicus, Shackleford, Dialed In, Tapit, Empire Maker, Lord Nelson... and a very muddy Runhappy looking pretty Happy! :lol:

muddy RH: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C2DGYE9UoAI7LXC.jpg
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Retrospectiv wrote:Re: Not This Time

The Storm Cat is strong in him, reminds me much more of many young photos of other direct SC sons more so than his own sire GC. A little leggier and racier.....but I think as he ages and fills out it'll show even more in him.
Here is another very nice pic of Not This Time - more reminiscent of the magazine pic but without the floating feet :mrgreen:

https://twitter.com/GWA4th/status/819306506277580800
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