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Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:53 pm

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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Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:20 am

Sweet Success for Street Cry Line

By Alan Porter


Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... z2emoxF6pY
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Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:25 pm

Starspangledbanner's first mare while standing at Rosemont Stud in Victoria, Australia, has scanned in foal.
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Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:08 pm

Country Life just posted on Facebook a link to a video of recent pics of Malibu Moon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgSSmZFo9sc
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Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:30 pm

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
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Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:08 pm

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.
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Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:10 pm

Oh. I guess this board doesn't censor :oops:
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Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:33 pm

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
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Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:39 pm

Al Kazeem will stand at the Royal Studs once his racing career concludes

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