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Horsebagger
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Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:37 pm

Treve wrote:Given Quality Road's stud fee was 25 000$ in 2014 then 35 000$ from 2015-2017, those people got a pretty good bang for their buck I'd say.
We're still using him, even at $70,000. This streak of success is only the beginning, imo, as he's continuing to get better and better mares.
stark
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Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:17 pm

Horsebagger wrote:
Treve wrote:Given Quality Road's stud fee was 25 000$ in 2014 then 35 000$ from 2015-2017, those people got a pretty good bang for their buck I'd say.
We're still using him, even at $70,000. This streak of success is only the beginning, imo, as he's continuing to get better and better mares.
Who be we?
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Treve
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Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:49 pm

stark wrote:
Horsebagger wrote:
Treve wrote:Given Quality Road's stud fee was 25 000$ in 2014 then 35 000$ from 2015-2017, those people got a pretty good bang for their buck I'd say.
We're still using him, even at $70,000. This streak of success is only the beginning, imo, as he's continuing to get better and better mares.
Who be we?
HB is a breeder and owns several mares. He has posted a few photos of some of the foals he's produced before.
But yes, I agree he is well worth his stud fee even at 70k.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
Horsebagger
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Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:43 pm

stark wrote:
Horsebagger wrote:
Treve wrote:Given Quality Road's stud fee was 25 000$ in 2014 then 35 000$ from 2015-2017, those people got a pretty good bang for their buck I'd say.
We're still using him, even at $70,000. This streak of success is only the beginning, imo, as he's continuing to get better and better mares.
Who be we?
Me and him. Him and me. Us. All the same be 'we'.

More than a handful of people on this site (or formerly on this site) know who I am. Who 'we' are. I just choose it not be widely disseminated across the internet, but would welcome you to meet up at Belmont or Saratoga if you're in the area anytime this summer. PM me.
stark
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Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:51 pm

Thanks :D
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:14 pm

O'Brien's Royal Ascot sprint star Merchant Navy retired to stud in Australia
Merchant Navy, winner of the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot a week ago, has been retired and will go to Australia to take up stud duties at Coolmore in New South Wales.
Read more: https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/ ... lia/337276
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Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:28 pm

Horsebagger wrote:
Treve wrote:Given Quality Road's stud fee was 25 000$ in 2014 then 35 000$ from 2015-2017, those people got a pretty good bang for their buck I'd say.
We're still using him, even at $70,000. This streak of success is only the beginning, imo, as he's continuing to get better and better mares.
I thought he was going to be a flop.

Wrong again!
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Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:59 pm

Photos & video from last week, via Twitter @pakapakakobo

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Della
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Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:20 pm

Squirtle Squirt - great to see you again. I won a ton of money on you on Travers Day 2001 ;)
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REAL STEEL (Deep Impact x Loves Only Me (USA)) injured his leg and has been retired. Goes to Shadai Farm to commence stud duties next spring. Career 17-4-5-2 ¥416,768,000 (JRA) + USD$4.05mil (Dubai) earnings for 2016 Dubai Turf win
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Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:02 pm

South African stud berth beckons for dual top-level winner Erupt
The South African stallion ranks has gained an exciting addition in the shape of top-level winner Erupt who is joining the roster at Maine Chance Farm this season.

Erupt becomes the only European Group 1-winning son of Darley's flagship sire Dubawi to stand in the rainbow nation and he will be offered alongside leading sires Silvano and Querari.

A Niarchos homebred, Erupt was trained for the majority of his career by Francis-Henri Graffard and the first of his elite level wins came when landing the Grand Prix de Paris as a three-year-old.

He would not record another victory for over a year until running out with the Canadian International Stakes in October 2016.

Out of the Group 3-winning Caerleon mare Mare Nostrum, Erupt is a half-brother to the Listed-winning Marie De Medici. He is from the family of elite performers Aube Indienne, I Am A Star and Flying Spur.
More: https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/b ... upt/337888
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Sparrow Castle
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Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:08 pm

More about Quality Road's outstanding start at stud...

Taking the High Road
The essence of Quality Road the racehorse was his uncompromising speed at distances short of a mile-and-a-quarter. His 121 Beyer winning the 9-furlong Donn at Gulfstream Park, when he lowered his own track record set a year earlier winning the GI Florida Derby, has not been bettered since at distances beyond a mile. In fact he was so brilliant that he recorded triple-digit Beyers in as many as 11 of his 13 career starts.

Retired to Lane’s End at a fee of $35,000, Quality Road has established himself as the best sire son of Elusive Quality and demonstrated his sire power recently, siring Grade I winners Able Tasman and Spring Quality on the Belmont Stakes card. His ratio of stakes winners to runners currently stands at 9.2%, which fairly reflects what his mare quality suggested he should achieve–and something that most sires fail to do. Looking at the Gone West sire line, we find that Quality Road has only Speightstown (11.7%), Speightstown’s son Munnings (10.7%) and Zafonic (10.1%) ahead of him–and he’s easily outscoring his own father who has sired 7.6% stakes winners to runners from his northern hemisphere foals.

But those percentages don’t tell the whole story about Quality Road’s excellent start at stud. A more accurate reflection of his brilliance can be seen from his Grade I winner count. From his first four crops, he’s sired a remarkable eight Grade I winners in North America, which is a pretty rare feat.
More: http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/ta ... -high-road
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Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:41 pm

Oscar Performance will stand at Mill Ridge next year, per Nicole Russo tweet. He is NOT retired.

https://twitter.com/DRFRusso/status/1014956967809429505
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Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:23 pm

Eye Of The Tiger Pensioned, Relocated To Old Friends
Grade 2 winner Eye of the Tiger has been pensioned to Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, KY.
Michael Blowen, founder and president of Old Friends, made the announcement today.
Fifth in the 2003 Kentucky Derby behind winner Funny Cide, and winner of both the Affirmed and Washington Park Handicaps, Eye of the Tiger was retired from racing in 2006 with five wins from 19 starts and earnings of $535,679 for breeder/owner John D. Gunther.
He has stood at Gunther's Glennwood Farm near Versailles, Ky. — which also bred newly minted Triple Crown winner Justify–since then, but was pensioned from stud duty in 2016. The now 18-year-old stallion arrived at Old Friends on June 27.

Read more: https://www.paulickreport.com/horse-car ... d-friends/
Izvestia
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Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:43 pm

Quality Road has been a very pleasant surprise at stud. Don’t know how he went for $35,000 his first year... what a steal!
He is an absolutely stunning horse. I’ve enjoyed rooting for his talented kids.
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Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:36 pm

Black Sam Bellamy - brother of Galileo and Group 1 sire - dies aged 19
Black Sam Bellamy, the brother of Galileo who tasted success as a sire both on the Flat and over jumps, died on Monday.

The son of Sadler's Wells, who had stood the past ten breeding seasons at Shade Oak Stud in Shropshire, was 19.

Stud owner Peter Hockenhull reported: “He had been ill for several weeks with a congestive heart problem.

"The veterinary advice was that the condition could not be cured but that as long as he could be kept comfortable and enjoyed quality of life he could continue to cover mares when he felt able to. We informed our clients of this and I am grateful for the understanding they showed.

"True to form, he wanted to cover a mare on certain days, whilst preferring to rest on others, and it sums up his innate vitality that the last mare he covered was certified in foal on the very day he died.

“Unfortunately on Monday his condition deteriorated markedly and it was obvious that we had reached the end of the road, so with great sadness we had to bid him farewell.”

Black Sam Bellamy was the fourth foal produced by the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine and breed-shaping broodmare Urban Sea, one year the junior of Derby winner and perennial champion sire Galileo.
More: https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/b ... -19/338490
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Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:43 pm

Top-class sprinter and stallion Strategic dies at 25
G1-winning sprinter and successful sire Strategic has succumbed to the infirmities of old age at Godolphin’s Woodlands Stud, where he was born almost 26 years ago.

The winner of seven races including the G1 Australia Stakes in 1996, Strategic burst onto the racing scene in the cerise silks of the Ingham brothers with five consecutive wins as a two-year-old, among them the G2 Pago Pago Stakes and the G3 Skyline Stakes.

The son of Zeditave began stud duties in the spring of 1996 and has sired more than 600 individual winners, among them the Australian G1 performers Platelet, Meurice and Mistegic and Strategic News, who was successful at the top level in South Africa.

Strategic also made a name for himself as broodmare sire, his daughters having produced such high-class gallopers as Holler, Le Romain and Griante.

After retiring from stud duties in 2014, Strategic enjoyed his retirement at Woodlands alongside his old racetrack rival and stablemate Octagonal.
https://www.darley.com.au/news/top-clas ... ic-dies-25
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Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:30 pm

Taylor Made Stallions has reported that California Chrome covered 133 mares in 2018. He will cover an estimated 100 mares in Chile.

So far in his young stud career, Chrome's foals are representing him very well. Here's one of Taylor Made's latest featured foals.

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Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:40 am

Pas de Trois(JPN)[2007H. Swept Overboard(USA) x Grand Pas de Deux(JPN) by Fuji Kiseki(JPN)] sired his first winner from his first starter, when his 2yo colt Jigoro(JPN)[o/o Collins Glass(JPN) by Grass Wonder(USA)] won impressively going 1200m turf at Hakodate 5R Newcomer on July 14th 2018.

The grandson of Swept Overboard(USA) has the speed!!!!!!! :D :D :D

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1st. (#8) Jigoro(JPN)
http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001215736/
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Starine
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:13 pm

Nice-looking colt. He's got an interesting pedigree; with the speed up top from Swept Overboard and the stamina on the damside from Fuji Kiseki and Risen Star.
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