Yeah that's pretty much it. If he becomes a G1 winner on dirt he'll be more valuable than if he finishes out the current season with no other wins. Glad I got to see him run in person at least once, but I do find it to be a pity, I was hoping after the announcement that Justify would stand at Ashford, Mendelssohn would get another year because they wouldn't need two graded stakes winners on dirt by Scat Daddy at the same time. Just think how his amazing half siblings got better with age, the possibilities! He already won at Meydan, why not send him to the Dubai World Cup? What if he doesn't win the JCGC or the BCC or the Pegasus? Why not give him another year to earn multiple G1s on Dirt? They paid 3 million $ for him, his career earnings currently stand at $2,227,137... they could earn back his price and beyond if they let him run another year and then they wouldn't have to set his fee in such a manner that they'd need to 'earn back' on their investment.BaroqueAgain1 wrote: ↑Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:15 pmAlso really disappointed to see that they may retire Mendelssohn before he gets a chance to show how good he could be as a more mature, stronger four-year-old. I see the tiniest sliver of hope in that they have not listed a fee for him, although the likeliest explanation there is that they're waiting to see how he does in his last couple or races.
Along with 'Bobby, another name I don't see on that list is Astern. Wasn't that Aussie MdO colt brought north to stand at Ashford?
(yeah yeah I know. I'll get over it)