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Whywhywhy passed away in Korea in September:

http://www.drf.com/news/whywhywhy-dies-korea
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Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:19 pm

Whoa. Umm. Wow?
Jordan Sigmon‏ @jordan_sigmon_ 38m 38 minutes ago

Drefong has been retired and will enter stud at Shadai Stallion Station in Japan next year
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Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:32 pm

Union Jackson will retire to Sequel New York for a fee of $5,000.
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Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:48 pm

^^^Best wishes to "Chili," will always remember him frolicking with "Taco" aka Jess's Dream when they were foals.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... l-new-york

And another story about Fipke and his breeding program:

Bloodlines: Fipke Finds Success With ‘Soul’ Matings
With a stunning victory in the Grade 1 Clark Handicap, Seeking the Soul became the second G1 winner for his sire, the veteran stallion Perfect Soul (by Sadler's Wells). The stallion's previous winner at the premier level is Perfect Shirl, winner of the 2011 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf, and in an ironic turn of chance, both victories came at Churchill Downs.

In addition to this pair, Perfect Soul is the sire of Golden Soul, who was second in the 2013 Kentucky Derby behind Orb, and of Perfect Timber, who was second in the G1 Northern Dancer at Woodbine.

Bred and raced by Canadian precious minerals tycoon Charles Fipke, like his sire, Seeking the Soul is out of the Seeking the Gold mare Seeking the Title, a granddaughter of the great racemare and producer Personal Ensign.

Sid Fernando, president of Werk Thoroughbred Consultants and an adviser to Fipke, recalled the circumstances that led to the production of the Clark winner's dam.
https://www.paulickreport.com/features/ ... l-matings/
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Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:29 pm

There's a rumor running around Twitter that Drefong has been retired and will stand at Shadai Stallion Station. Anybody hear anything official about this?

Mike “Slim” Spector‏ @SaratogaSlim
Yahoo report from Japan: Champion sprinter DREFONG has been sold to Shad Stallion Station in Japan & will stand stud next year. If reports are correct, good luck in retirement to one of the best sprinters we’ve seen in recent years!
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2017 ... orts-horse

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Drefong has been retired and will enter stud at Shadai Stallion Station in Japan next year
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Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:45 pm

I posted it up there ^^

It's also on Graham Pavey's twitter timeline (@LongBallToNoOne) with links to Japanese articles. Seems pretty legit.

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2017 ... orts-horse
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Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:31 am

lurkey mclurker wrote:I posted it up there ^^

It's also on Graham Pavey's twitter timeline (@LongBallToNoOne) with links to Japanese articles. Seems pretty legit.

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2017 ... orts-horse
Oh sorry, I missed that. Still would think there'd be some sort of official announcement or at least something on Bloodhorse or DRF. Gio Ponti was one of my favorite racehorses and Drefong his best son so far. I'm okay with him standing at Shadai, just want to know for sure if he's retired and where to look for news about his progeny.
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Alright, here's the story in the DRF. I'm thinking he'll get some good mares at Shadai, maybe put a little speed in those lovely classic bloodlines.

Sprint champ Drefong retired, will enter stud duty at Shadai Stallion Station in Japan
Drefong, the Eclipse Award-winning male sprinter of 2016, the year he won the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, has been retired from racing and will be moving to Japan to take up stud duty at Shadai Stallion Station, it was announced late Wednesday by the Baoma Corporation of Susan and Charles Chu, who owned Drefong.

Drefong, 4, won six times in nine starts during his career, including two important Grade 1 races at Saratoga – the King’s Bishop Stakes in 2016 at age 3, and this year’s Forego. His other victories were against maidens as a 2-year-old at Del Mar in 2015, and in a pair of allowance races at age 3, both at Santa Anita.

This year, Drefong raced three times. He lost jockey Mike Smith shortly after the start of the Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar in his first start of the year, then won the Forego before his final start, a sixth-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint on Nov. 4 when attempting to defend his title. Owing to the pending move to Japan, he was moved into quarantine in Kentucky shortly after the Breeders’ Cup.

Drefong is a colt by Gio Ponti and is out of the Ghostzapper mare Eltimaas. He was purchased by the Chus as a yearling for $450,000. He was trained throughout his career by Bob Baffert. He earned $1,538,385.
http://live.drf.com/nuggets/39680-sprin ... n-in-japan
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Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:10 am

@KeibaKate
Lani gets his dream job! He will stand at Arrow Stud for the 2018 season for 500,000yen(US$4,800).
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Lani(USA), 2013H. Tapit(USA) x Heavenly Romance(JPN) by Sunday Silence(USA), has arrived at Arrow Stud today.

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http://blog.goo.ne.jp/umaichi_news/e/9a ... 100656a66b
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Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:25 pm

tachyon wrote:@KeibaKate
Lani gets his dream job! He will stand at Arrow Stud for the 2018 season for 500,000yen(US$4,800).
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Lani(USA), 2013H. Tapit(USA) x Heavenly Romance(JPN) by Sunday Silence(USA), has arrived at Arrow Stud today.

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http://blog.goo.ne.jp/umaichi_news/e/9a ... 100656a66b
I love him sooooo. Some gals like the bad boys :D
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Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:32 pm

The second photo made me do a quick double-take. . . :lol:
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Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:21 pm

Good thing he & Gold Ship are at different farms, can you imagine?? :lol:
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Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:07 pm

Lani is such a beautiful horse. I wish him luck in his new career.
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Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:39 pm

I think Japan will be a good fit for Drefong; certainly more than this country. He was fast and talented, yes; but I am not sure breeders would have been lining up to breed to a son of Gio Ponti. And I think he will be a nice outcross for a lot of the mares in Japan.
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Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:56 pm

Jess Samy‏ @Frankel1313

TAIKI SHUTTLE (Devil's Bag) arguably one of the finest miler that Japan has seen; has been retired from stud duties. Horse Of The Year in 1998.

He also won the 1998 Jacques Le Marois in France; joining the likes of DUBAI MILLENNIUM, DUBAWI, LEAR FAN, MIESQUE, GOLDIKOVA etc
http://news.sp.netkeiba.com/?pid=news_v ... p_headline
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lurkey mclurker wrote:
Jess Samy‏ @Frankel1313

TAIKI SHUTTLE (Devil's Bag) arguably one of the finest miler that Japan has seen; has been retired from stud duties. Horse Of The Year in 1998.

He also won the 1998 Jacques Le Marois in France; joining the likes of DUBAI MILLENNIUM, DUBAWI, LEAR FAN, MIESQUE, GOLDIKOVA etc
http://news.sp.netkeiba.com/?pid=news_v ... p_headline
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Happy retirement Taiki Shuttle!!

I believe that Taiki Shuttle(USA)(Devil's Bag) is the best miler that Japan has ever seen, while Lord Kanaloa(JPN)(King Kamehameha) is the best sprinter.

-- video of Taiki Shuttle's races (13-11-1-1):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKMAhgSb3XA

-- video : Taiki Shuttle story ''to the world''
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhW8uR9I2ps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtYBEN6SlKI

-- Taiki Shuttle(USA)
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Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:35 pm

https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/b ... ier/310817

The Grey Gatsby has been retired to Haras Du Petit Tellier in France, where he will stand for 7,000 euro.
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Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:28 am

Can anyone confirm Shaman Ghost is retiring to California? I’m super disappointed if he is, I was hoping he’d be in Ontario.
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Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:08 am

He retired? Did he hurt himself? Because he only just recently returned to training.
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Izvestia wrote:Can anyone confirm Shaman Ghost is retiring to California? I’m super disappointed if he is, I was hoping he’d be in Ontario.
Bloodhorse says so.

Shaman Ghost to Enter Stud in California
The Stronach family has started following through on its commitment to build up the California-bred program by sending three stallions to the Golden State for the 2018 breeding season.

The highest-profile horse of the group will be multiple grade 1 winner and Canadian champion Shaman Ghost , who Frank Stronach said will stand in California next year.

"He will be very exciting for the California breeders," Stronach said Dec. 2 in an exclusive interview with BloodHorse Daily. "I don't know where he will stand yet. I will be out there next week to look at a few farms. We'll make a decision in the next week or so."

Stronach said he'll stand the son of his homebred 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper for $10,000.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... california
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