New Conformation Photos

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PlanetRock wrote:
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CoronadosQuest wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:23 am
Does War Front have special shoes on in the front? His hooves look strange to me for some reason.
Looks like he has easy boots on. I have used them for years on one of my broodmares. They are basically little rubber boots with a tread on the bottom, the farrier glues them on. They are great for horses with bad feet, thin walls, thin soles etc, or just sore-footed horses in general.
Yep if you watch the walking vid at the Bloodhorse Stallion Register link, you can see the boots on his front feet.
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Perhaps I missed it, but went back a few pages and did not see this news posted. Shackleford has been sold to stand in South Korea: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... d-in-korea
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Perhaps I missed it, but went back a few pages and did not see this news posted. Shackleford has been sold to stand in South Korea: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... d-in-korea
It was posted the day it was announced, in the Stallion News thread.
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Retrospectiv wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:08 pm
Ridan_Remembered wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:50 pm
Perhaps I missed it, but went back a few pages and did not see this news posted. Shackleford has been sold to stand in South Korea: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... d-in-korea
It was posted the day it was announced, in the Stallion News thread.
There go my two favorite chestnuts....
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Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:17 pm

The Turkish Jockey Club got a new conformation photo for Tu Brutus.
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They normally use the previous confo photos for their new stallions but Tu Brutus's old one was not super flattering
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I hope California likes Om (Munnings x Rare Cat, by Tobasco Cat) as much as we do.
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Gosh he's a gorgeous horse!
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:55 pm

Not official shots but photos by Alicia Wincze Hughes taken from Twitter:
Cairo Prince
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And McCraken
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They both look really nice (although I know the McCraken one is taken from a weird angle)!
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Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:02 am

A couple more from Alicia Wincze Hughes:
Upstart
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Preservationist
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Collected
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Divisidero
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Upstart is definitely a hunk of a horse!
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Upstart looks like his sire. Collected has quite the booty.
I’m in love with Cairo Prince!
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Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:11 am

Cairo Prince is handsome, but I like Upstart the best out of that lot.
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Candid shot of Take Charge Indy by Housatonic back in the states. Anybody see any issues with him? Obviously you can't tell from a photo but a user on here was claiming he was lame and did not need to be mounting mares and they would never breed to him.
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Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:14 pm

Don't see anything wrong in the hind, but boy is he upright through the fore pasterns.
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I know he got that A.P. Indy head and neck (and a booty).
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CorridorZ75 wrote:
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Don't see anything wrong in the hind, but boy is he upright through the fore pasterns.
He's always was.

I saw him last Sunday and he seemed to be walking fine.
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mariasmon wrote:
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Don't see anything wrong in the hind, but boy is he upright through the fore pasterns.
He's always was.

I saw him last Sunday and he seemed to be walking fine.
Oh, sorry for miscommunication. Didn't mean to imply he was lame, just noticed that conformation. His fetlock joints actually look ok given his career ended with a condylar fracture.
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Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:28 pm

Upstart is handsome...and isn't he a full to the late Jump Start? I thought those two 'Indy sons were very underrated; IIRC, Jumpstart had some excellent filly runners. I hope his last couple of crops run lights out.
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Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:32 pm

There's nothing perfect in this world, not even snowflakes despite what we were told as kids. So I'm always loathe to criticize a horse. I'm super glad TCI is back in Kentucky where he will have his chance at better mares. Overall he's a handsome stallion in a plain brown wrapper. That said, he appears to be nearly club-footed in his left front (note I said nearly, not fully). If you look closely, you can see the back of that hoof is a little thicker than the backs of his other hooves. A good farrier can help correct that. All four of his pasterns are a bit too upright, but I'll take that instead of weak overly angled pasterns.

As for TCI being lame, I'd need to either see the horse myself or see well-shot videos to credit this claim. Remember that disturbing photo of TCI in the breeding shed in Korea with a bandage on one of his rear legs? Perhaps that was what the 'user on here' was referring to.

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Mylute wrote:
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Candid shot of Take Charge Indy by Housatonic back in the states. Anybody see any issues with him? Obviously you can't tell from a photo but a user on here was claiming he was lame and did not need to be mounting mares and they would never breed to him.
Not him, but I did see a video of More Than Ready at the walk, and he looked decidely stiff in the back end on his right side. Looked stiff from his hip down.
I suppose near 20 years of jumping mares, year round without a break, might do that after a while though.
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Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:37 pm

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Upstart is handsome...and isn't he a full to the late Jump Start? I thought those two 'Indy sons were very underrated; IIRC, Jumpstart had some excellent filly runners. I hope his last couple of crops run lights out.
No he isn't. It is funny. I see that trope of being underrated connected with Upstart all the time, and I have never really understood it. He was a solid G1SP for the most part, but always a cut below on the track. I guess we will see what the breeding shed brings.
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