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BaroqueAgain1
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Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:51 pm

Re: Malibu Moon. Chunky?!? You're too kind. He's fat...obese...grossly overweight...much too heavy...a health problem waiting to happen, IMHO. The way he's built right now reminds me of the way Secretariat looked in his last years of retirement...and that's not a good thing.
If it's true that he's a mean SOB, it may be hard for his handlers to give him sufficient regular exercise. We could see from the photos that he gets turned out, but, after he's blown off some steam, he probably just lazes around and eats.
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Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:11 pm

Agreed. One of the things I like about farms like Three Chimneys that if the stallion is sound, they get exercised.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:45 am

horsefan wrote:Agreed. One of the things I like about farms like Three Chimneys that if the stallion is sound, they get exercised.
Only if the stallion enjoys it. Point Given didn't so he was never ridden. I'm sure there are others as well.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:39 am

WinStar does ride some of their stallions as well, in Western Tack. Bode looks very handsome under a Western saddle.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:21 pm

* That's smart of Winstar to use a Western saddle on their stallions. Aside from the fact that it makes it easier for the rider to stay on a rambunctious stud, the saddle itself sends a different signal to the horse. It does not remind the former racehorse of a racing saddle, so it's much less likely to get him excited.
* I knew someone who bought a Saddlebred...lovely, sweet horse, but one who apparently had been treated badly. I suspect that some painful practices had been used on him to try to "improve" his five-gaited abilities. My friend discovered that riding him in saddle-seat tack made him very anxious...to the point sometimes where he would not only refuse to go forward, but would back up. He was terrified that he was going to do something "wrong." When she tried a Western saddle on him, he was much more relaxed, and she was able to ride him on trails. Still a bit neurotic, but much improved. :lol:
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:28 pm

Re: Malibu Moon's weight, it's the curse of that sireline. Malibu Moon held out longer than most. Even Bernardini is starting to look like that.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:40 pm

So, you're saying that the A.P. Indy's are easy keepers? ;)
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:56 pm

Flanders wrote:
horsefan wrote:Agreed. One of the things I like about farms like Three Chimneys that if the stallion is sound, they get exercised.
Only if the stallion enjoys it. Point Given didn't so he was never ridden. I'm sure there are others as well.
True- apparently, they tried to ride Tiznow, and he kept lowering himself and would roll to get the rider off :D He's a horse who knows what he wants.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:57 pm

serenassong wrote:
Flanders wrote:
horsefan wrote:Agreed. One of the things I like about farms like Three Chimneys that if the stallion is sound, they get exercised.
Only if the stallion enjoys it. Point Given didn't so he was never ridden. I'm sure there are others as well.
True- apparently, they tried to ride Tiznow, and he kept lowering himself and would roll to get the rider off :D He's a horse who knows what he wants.
I had a pony do that to me once when I was a kid. I wouldn't ride her again. I walked her back to my grandparent's house. ;) She got what she wanted though, nobody riding her.
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Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:27 pm

6 mares confirmed in foal to Animal Kingdom:

http://www.drf.com/news/animal-kingdom- ... irmed-foal
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Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:10 pm

Spanish Steps (Unbridled, full to UBS; sire of Little Mike) sold to Saudi Arabia.

http://schumerbloodstock.com/index.php/ ... n-the-news
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Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:26 pm

More from Arrowfield Stud regarding Animal Kingdom:

http://www.arrowfield.com.au/articles/a ... n-too.html
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Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:56 pm

I'm waiting for the mass exodus of stallions to regional markets or overseas. When does it usually happen, after the BC?
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Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:20 pm

Ioya Two wrote:I'm waiting for the mass exodus of stallions to regional markets or overseas. When does it usually happen, after the BC?
The same time fees are announced, so yes, after the BC
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:21 am

Ioya Two wrote:I'm waiting for the mass exodus of stallions to regional markets or overseas. When does it usually happen, after the BC?
It's hard to see why there would be a mass exodus when the breeding industry is finally beginning a recovery here.
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:13 pm

I know he's pensioned but I just saw this picture of A.P. Indy in 1990 before he sold for $2.9m.

A.P. Indy moments away from selling for $2,900,000 at the 1990 Keeneland July yearling sale.
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TBird wrote:
Ioya Two wrote:I'm waiting for the mass exodus of stallions to regional markets or overseas. When does it usually happen, after the BC?
It's hard to see why there would be a mass exodus when the breeding industry is finally beginning a recovery here.
TBird! Glad to see you back. By exodus, I meant the group of stallions that move from KY to a regional market (those who go cold at the sales, under-performing offspring, sold to make room for the new guys). Or the ones that go regional to regional, or even those shipped overseas. The industry is doing well now, but if a stallion is not doing well, he'll still get moved out somehow, no?
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Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:35 am

Style Vendome(FR), Poule d'Essai des Poulains winner this year, will stand at Al Shaqab Racing's Haras de Bouquetot in Normandy in 2014.
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Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:16 pm

Euro Champion Dayjur, pensioned by Shadwell in 2010, was euthanized today at age 26 for "infirmities due to old age." Full story will be out soon.
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Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:45 pm

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