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Stallion News

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:53 pm
by Retrospectiv
Rebuilding where we left off...

Per Team Valour:

News has reached us that South African stallion Western Winter (by Gone West) has died. This outstanding horse has been an important workhorse for Team Valor. He's the sire of our Grade 1 winner ON HER TOES. He's also the broodmare sire of the stable's Graded winner HOWE GREAT, stakes-winners VALOR RED, STING OPERATION, and a yearling we are excited about - FLEAFLIT DRYER

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Re: Stallion News

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:20 am
by amfuller
Sweet Success for Street Cry Line

By Alan Porter


Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... z2emoxF6pY

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:25 pm
by mariasmon

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:25 pm
by Northport
Starspangledbanner's first mare while standing at Rosemont Stud in Victoria, Australia, has scanned in foal.

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:08 pm
by Flanders
Country Life just posted on Facebook a link to a video of recent pics of Malibu Moon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgSSmZFo9sc

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:30 pm
by Northport
Flanders wrote:Country Life just posted on Facebook a link to a video of recent pics of Malibu Moon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgSSmZFo9sc
he's a chunky one

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:08 pm
by mariasmon
I'm impressed at the guy with the nerve to hold his arm up in the vicinity of Malibu Moon's mouth. He's a mean fucker.

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:10 pm
by mariasmon
Oh. I guess this board doesn't censor :oops:

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:33 pm
by Ioya Two
mariasmon wrote:I'm impressed at the guy with the nerve to hold his arm up in the vicinity of Malibu Moon's mouth. He's a mean fucker.
His ears are forward, doesn't look to have been in a bad mood. Perhaps he just didn't care right then, or he felt like being nice. Idk. LOL

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:39 pm
by Northport
Al Kazeem will stand at the Royal Studs once his racing career concludes

http://bloodstock.racingpost.com/news/b ... s/1532747/

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:51 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
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.

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:11 pm
by horsefan
Agreed. One of the things I like about farms like Three Chimneys that if the stallion is sound, they get exercised.

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:45 am
by Flanders
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.

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:39 am
by serenassong
WinStar does ride some of their stallions as well, in Western Tack. Bode looks very handsome under a Western saddle.

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:21 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
* 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:

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:28 pm
by mariasmon
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.

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:40 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
So, you're saying that the A.P. Indy's are easy keepers? ;)

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:56 pm
by serenassong
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.

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:57 pm
by Flanders
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.

Re: Stallion News

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:27 pm
by second_glance
6 mares confirmed in foal to Animal Kingdom:

http://www.drf.com/news/animal-kingdom- ... irmed-foal