Matings 2018

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Treve
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Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:16 pm

Ballerina wrote:
Treve wrote:Not like Curlin who is as crooked as his mama.
Curlin had a wonky ankle as a youngster due to a calcium deposit plus he was bowing out at the knee and his head looked like it belonged on another horse. He just wasn't very attractive as a youngster. But he outgrew most of it. He now has a handsome head and a beautiful shoulder. In short, he's a drop dead handsome horse. If there is some perceived unsoundness in his front legs, it sure didn't hurt his chances running. He's one of the soundest horses in the business and unless he is passing on the knee problem to his get, I think it means no never mind.

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I don't know if that is what affected Jess's Dream's career but I do recall seeing pics of him and noticing he'd gotten Curlin's legs. Curlin certainly gets runners, and I was actually very surprised the first time I saw a confo shot of Curlin. I think he's a helluva horse from the chest up, and so I really don't have any problem with the idea of mating him to most mares as long as they have clean legs to increase chances the offspring won't be affected. Whether his legs didn't bother him at all, or he performed in spite of them, certainly shows the caliber of race horse he was.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:41 pm

mariasmon wrote:The only thing I really don't like about Curlin is that he's quite short-legged for such a strapping body.
Maybe his legs were the right length - just too much body. I'd hate to see him any taller than his already 16.2 height.
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Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:42 pm

Treve wrote: I don't know if that is what affected Jess's Dream's career but I do recall seeing pics of him and noticing he'd gotten Curlin's legs. Curlin certainly gets runners, and I was actually very surprised the first time I saw a confo shot of Curlin. I think he's a helluva horse from the chest up, and so I really don't have any problem with the idea of mating him to most mares as long as they have clean legs to increase chances the offspring won't be affected. Whether his legs didn't bother him at all, or he performed in spite of them, certainly shows the caliber of race horse he was.
Some photo's of Jess's Dream's underpinnings

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Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:18 pm

Am I correct in thinking that those are some long, lumpy pasterns? :shock:
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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Am I correct in thinking that those are some long, lumpy pasterns? :shock:
His mommy Rachel's pasterns

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Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:13 pm

Craig Bernick‏ @Craig_Bernick
How (Galileo-Lillie Langtry) getting a last look at GHF. Heads to Kentucky for quarantine tomorrow, flies to England and will be bred to Dubawi.
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Group 1 Winner Pretty Girl Retired, to Visit Union Rags
http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/gr ... nion-rags/
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Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:19 pm

Marsha (IRE) --> Galileo
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Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:47 pm

mariasmon wrote:Marsha(IRE) --> Galileo
Coolmore and Godolphin got in another bidding war and Coolmore won this one. She sold for an incredible 6,000,000gns, a European record for a broodmare. That's more than $8 million if I'm remembering correctly. Godolphin won the bidding war for Dank's Galileo filly by Galileo at the October yearling sale. Looks like there will be a lot of mixing of Dubawi and other Godolphin mares' bloodlines with Galileo's and other Coolmore stallions. And Coolmore mares will visit Godolphin stallions. Will be fun to watch and hopefully will improve the breed in Europe.

https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/b ... ble/310801

And an article about the Marsha sale:
https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/b ... eas/311141
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Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:09 pm

Zhukova --> Dubwai
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Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:59 pm

Grade 1 winner Constellation retired, will be bred to Curlin
Grade 1 winner Constellation has been retired from racing and will visit Hall of Famer Curlin for her first mating during the 2018 breeding season.

The 4-year-old Bellamy Road filly finished her ontrack career with five wins in 14 starts and earnings of $619,809. She raced for the Roth family’s LNJ Foxwoods and spent time with trainers Steve Asmussen, Jerry Hollendorfer, and Bob Baffert.
http://www.drf.com/news/grade-1-winner- ... red-curlin
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Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:50 pm

Galikova (FR) --> War Front
Gold Luck (FR) --> Dark Angel
Goldikova (IRE) --> Galileo
Left Hand (GB) --> Frankel
Plumania (GB) --> Dubawi
Queen's Jewel (GB) --> Galileo
Royalmania (GB) --> Deep Impact
Terrakova (IRE) --> Lope de Vega

https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/b ... 018/311548
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Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:49 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:Grade 1 winner Constellation retired, will be bred to Curlin
Grade 1 winner Constellation has been retired from racing and will visit Hall of Famer Curlin for her first mating during the 2018 breeding season.

The 4-year-old Bellamy Road filly finished her ontrack career with five wins in 14 starts and earnings of $619,809. She raced for the Roth family’s LNJ Foxwoods and spent time with trainers Steve Asmussen, Jerry Hollendorfer, and Bob Baffert.
http://www.drf.com/news/grade-1-winner- ... red-curlin
That foal was meant for me! Curlin over Bellamy Road... my heart cannot handle it
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Sparrow Castle wrote:
mariasmon wrote:Marsha(IRE) --> Galileo
Coolmore and Godolphin got in another bidding war and Coolmore won this one. She sold for an incredible 6,000,000gns, a European record for a broodmare. That's more than $8 million if I'm remembering correctly. Godolphin won the bidding war for Dank's Galileo filly by Galileo at the October yearling sale. Looks like there will be a lot of mixing of Dubawi and other Godolphin mares' bloodlines with Galileo's and other Coolmore stallions. And Coolmore mares will visit Godolphin stallions. Will be fun to watch and hopefully will improve the breed in Europe.

https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/b ... ble/310801

And an article about the Marsha sale:
https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/b ... eas/311141
Can I get a price on Galileo X Marsha for the 2022 Guineas?
weeeeeeeee
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Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:10 pm

Lady of Fifty --> Kingman
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Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:03 pm

Craig Bernick‏ @Craig_Bernick
3h3 hours ago
Take a Deep Breath arrived in Ireland. G3 placed at Leopardstown last summer as a 2yo, got hurt after that race and didn’t come back as well. Talented, good looking filly will be bred to Dark Angel.
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Craig Bernick‏ @Craig_Bernick
3h3 hours ago
Easter (Galileo/Missvinski) arrived in Ireland as well. Stakes winner, group
placed, has a War Front filly at GHF, in foal to Curlin, and will be bred to Muharrar. Foal will come back to USA after being weaned.
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Tom Ryan‏ @TomRyanKY
2h2 hours ago
Glittering Tax & Eversmile have arrived safely at @EcurieMonceaux in France, between them they’ve produced the winners of Six Grade 1 races earning over $4m including Miss Temple City, Coil & Chiropractor. Both mares will visit European champion ALMANZOR at @Haras_d_Etreham #SF – at eastwood
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Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:18 pm

2018 matings finalized. If all goes well, we're sending mares to the following stallions:

Tapit
Into Mischief
Malibu Moon
Quality Road
Union Rags
Hard Spun
Munnings
Orb
Tonalist
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Down side of having 4 open mares this year is that they're all scheduled for early covers in 2018. fingers crossed.
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Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:45 pm

May I ask who you're sending to Munnings? He's a lovely stallion and I wish he got better opportunity.
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Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:09 pm

Marlinka -> Frankel

Jess Samy‏ @Frankel1313
4h4 hours ago
Wow ! The dam of 6 Million gns mare MARSHA has a date set with FRANKEL next year #FrankelWatch
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