I wouldn't breed to Pollard's Vision at the advertised $12.5K. Maybe once the crop that was bred off Blind Luck's 2YO success starts hitting the tracks he'll pick up a bit more.
Agreed. His 2008 stud fee was 5K. Amazing how Wintergreen thinks they can get more than double that after Blind Luck made the news...
Many of his yearlings earlier this year (2012) have sold for a lot less than the stud fee:
Dancing Vision F Pollard's Vision Mystery Dance
OBSWIN2012 Y 2012 00540 $8,500 Summerfield Porvenir Stud Pollylujah F Pollard's Vision Ta Aruf
OBSWIN2012 Y 2012 00339 $16,000 Speedmore Sales M.T.B.S. Sharp as Ice C Pollard's Vision Ice Storm Coming
FTKFEB2012 Y 2012 00373 RNA $1,000 Mulholland Farm, agent
Unnamed (2011) F Pollard's Vision Artist's Studio
Y 2012 01427 $3,000 Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent Marcelino Unnamed (2011) C Pollard's Vision Beyond Venus
Y 2012 01440 $4,500 Indian Creek, agent Regan Wright Unnamed (2011) C Pollard's Vision Charm the Devil
Y 2012 01461 $6,000 Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services, agent Ryan Barbazon Unnamed (2011) F Pollard's Vision Cindarella Girl
Y 2012 01462 $2,500 Warrendale Sales, agent Debbie Van Horne Unnamed (2011) C Pollard's Vision Evita's Song
Y 2012 01090 Out Nardelli Sales, agent
Unnamed (2011) C Pollard's Vision Gala Regatta
OBSWIN2012 Y 2012 00071 $14,000 McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds James R. Layden Unnamed (2011) C Pollard's Vision Gone to Venus
Y 2012 01122 Out Three Chimneys Sales, agent
Unnamed (2011) F Pollard's Vision Hawa Mahal
Y 2012 01131 Out John J. Greely III
Unnamed (2011) F Pollard's Vision Margarita Nites
Y 2012 01228 $10,000 Spruce Lane Farm Fredrick Town Farms Unnamed (2011) C Pollard's Vision Omshanti
OBSWIN2012 Y 2012 00546 $27,000 McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds Sugar Valley Farm Unnamed (2011) C Pollard's Vision Perfect Pleasure
Y 2012 01269 RNA $0 Brookdale Sales, agent
Unnamed (2011) C Pollard's Vision Quantuck
Y 2012 00881 $2,200 Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent Mark Dickerson Unnamed (2011) F Pollard's Vision Smok'em Over
Y 2012 00929 $11,000 John J. Greely III Jim Anderson, agent Unnamed (2011) F Pollard's Vision Whispered Call
OBSWIN2012 Y 2012 00363 $16,000 McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds Southern Chase
(Speaking of 'stymied,' Stymie looks like exactly what he was--line-bred to Man o' War. He had the Fair Play front end which was sort of majestically ewe-necked. It was predominant for those lines for several generations, judging from photos, and now seems to have disappeared.)
" I reject you reality, and substitute my own! " Mythbusters
"Sometimes, I think he's the King of Stupid" - Old Man "Pawn Stars"
"Oh, what fresh hell is this?!" - Sheldon Cooper- "Big Bang Theory"
Bullsbay is one handsome boy though. Built very strong looking.
From what I see in the pics, a ewe neck refers to the sharp upward angle of the neck coming from the withers...???
Don't be so afraid of dying that you forget to live.
My kingdom for a horse.
Unbridle's Dream (standing at Haras Principal, Argentina)
Independent Stallions (Australia) tweeted a photo of the now-pensioned Arazi, taken today.