Phipps Horses

Re: Phipps Horses

Postby Lakeway » Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:57 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Is anyone else surprised to see Boisterous in the Keeneland sale?


Yes - very...
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Re: Phipps Horses

Postby starrydreamer » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:16 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Is anyone else surprised to see Boisterous in the Keeneland sale?


Oh, you betcha.

Sorry that Data Link has been retired. I'll miss watching him race, but I'm excited for him to be standing at stud next to his sire.
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Re: Phipps Horses

Postby Cladan » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:24 pm

Hi Buckpasser

The hope is that Point of Entry will run in Breeders' Cup. There is no prep intended. My own view is that he won't be ready and will be retired with his reputation in place. Whether POE runs or not, he will be remembered as one of the best that the family has owned.

There is plenty of time to reflect on Orb's monumental spring and his incredible achievements. Whether the colt runs again remains to be seen. The heart says that he deserves the opportunity to come back at 4 yrs and prove that he was an above average derby winner but I think he lost something in the Preakness and it would be a huge financial and emotional commitment to bring him back for next year. The colt doesn't owe anybody that truly matters or cares about him.

Reload has been working well at Fair Hill but so was Puzzling who never returned to the form that she showed before her enforced layoff. Hopefully Reload can win some blacktype and replicate his impressive run at Keeneland in the Spring.

Voyage, Collusion, Salute, Adjudication, Lemons and Limes, and Forest Trail are due to be culled. Adjacent has been retired.

Boisterous was a hard sell as a stallion and it's felt that he is better value as a racing/stallion prospect at a public sale.
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Re: Phipps Horses

Postby Roar » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:27 pm

Thanks as always for your insights Cladan!
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Re: Phipps Horses

Postby Lakeway » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:49 pm

Cladan - Also want to thank you for your continued updates. I will definitely be watching, and rooting, for Reload.

For those who will be following the Kenneland sale next month, this is what I have so far:

    SESSION 1:
    0026 Salute
    0069 Voyage
    0149 Gloat
    0165 Jet Away
    0197 Boisterous
    SESSION 3:
    0552 Adjudication
    0608 Collusion
    0675 Forest Trail
    0748 Lemons and Limes
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Re: Phipps Horses

Postby Lakeway » Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:37 pm

Finally got a chance to watch Reload's race. Hard to tell a lot watching it on the computer, but looked like he broke slow and then tripped which put him near the back of the pack. From there looked like he tried to go between horses at one point, but no space so had to go wide and just didn't have it - darn... Hope he came out of the race ok...
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Re: Phipps Horses

Postby monty » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:19 pm

I wish I could afford Salute.
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Re: Phipps Horses

Postby Lakeway » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:57 pm

monty wrote:I wish I could afford Salute.


Same here, and being the Alydar fan that I am - Gloat and/or Jet Away...
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Re: Phipps Horses

Postby Cladan » Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:38 pm

I don't remember the last time the stable had a 35-1 starter but Sealed Bid belied his odds and looked pretty good after the long lay off. It was perhaps a poor field but the colt showed that he has the ability to win a race in due course. The future of the Grey Flight family now rests with Hidden Reserve, Smuggler and Consequence but it would be wonderful if Inside Information could produce another winner.
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Re: Phipps Horses

Postby Lakeway » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:56 pm

Cladan wrote:I don't remember the last time the stable had a 35-1 starter but Sealed Bid belied his odds and looked pretty good after the long lay off. It was perhaps a poor field but the colt showed that he has the ability to win a race in due course. The future of the Grey Flight family now rests with Hidden Reserve, Smuggler and Consequence but it would be wonderful if Inside Information could produce another winner.


Good news about Secret Bid - I didn't know he was running as didn't have him in my VStable as he hadn't run for a year...
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