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by Falinadin
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: horses with unique coloring/facial markings
Replies: 1126
Views: 261599

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Close-up of Into Mischief X Miss Besilu 2020 colt. Beautiful mixed blue eye. https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/91901833_10156788872821050_2187761357380648960_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_ohc=8zeTYXC_SJkAX-2t_P8&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-2.xx&oh=c43ec73277db69db6b71d120c6990ada&oe=5EA8...
by Falinadin
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Saturday Gulfstream Watchalong
Replies: 121
Views: 1294

Re: Saturday Gulfstream Watchalong

Looking back at Shivaree's PPs, this was his first route and finally got the blinkers off. He also managed to break well, unlike his last start. In his last start he also managed to make up some ground, which isn't overly easy in a GP sprint. So either he freaked and we'll never hear of him again (p...
by Falinadin
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Homozygous grey stallions
Replies: 11
Views: 929

Re: Homozygous grey stallions

There is a stallion in Indiana named Unbridled Spring https://www.pedigreequery.com/unbridled+spring. He has been lightly used, but both parents are grey and from what I can tell all his offspring have been grey, so he is also likely homozygous. He is listed in the 2020 Indiana Stallion Register htt...
by Falinadin
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: What Race Got You Into This?
Replies: 53
Views: 2282

Re: What Race Got You Into This?

The first race that I remember watching was the 1998 Belmont as a kid, but the first race that really got me into the sport was the 2000 Breeder's Cup Classic. I still get chills watching Tiznow and Giant's Causeway battle it out. Then I watched the 2001 triple crown and fell in love with the handso...
by Falinadin
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Foals of 2020
Replies: 519
Views: 43715

Re: Foals of 2020

Mares can have foals naturally after having a c section prior. The risks are slightly higher, but not overly so, assuming she recovers well. I wouldn't breed her this year, but if she were mine and recovered really well, I'd breed her again in the future. Now we don't know exactly what happened that...
by Falinadin
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Maximum Security's stud fee
Replies: 23
Views: 4000

Re: Maximum Security's stud fee

If Max keeps his G1 wins and his championship, then I think Coolmore keeps him but lowers his stud fee a bit or makes it private. If Max loses his G1 wins and his championship, I think Coolmore backs out since they bought into him after his 3yo season, and how on earth do they advertise a horse with...
by Falinadin
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Saturday March 7th @ Santa Anita
Replies: 57
Views: 3147

Re: Saturday March 7th @ Santa Anita

4 months ago Combatant went through the sales ring at Keeneland November and sold for $220k. He's won $384,000 since then and become a G1 winner. Not a bad purchase.
by Falinadin
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2018 names
Replies: 174
Views: 29155

Re: 2018 names

American Heiress (GB) - American Pharoah X Keertana X Johar. I get that she's by American Pharoah, but naming a horse born in Great Britain American Heiress amuses me.
by Falinadin
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Report: Zayat Sued for $23 Million, Sold Shares in American Pharoah
Replies: 104
Views: 9785

Re: Report: Zayat Sued for $23 Million, Sold Shares in American Pharoah

Now Mike Maker has filed a legal complaint against Zayat for $120,000 in unpaid training fees: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/238243/maker-files-legal-complaint-against-zayat Maker was quoted as saying "Better to be closer to front of the line than the back" in regards to lawsuits ...
by Falinadin
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Report: Zayat Sued for $23 Million, Sold Shares in American Pharoah
Replies: 104
Views: 9785

Re: Report: Zayat Sued for $23 Million, Sold Shares in American Pharoah

It'll be interesting to see what happens with the other horses because myracehorse.com purchased 55% of Amandrea in fall of '19... and I bought a microshare of her. I wouldn't think that the purchasers would be at fault in the shady dealings if they bought the horses/shares in good faith.
by Falinadin
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: New Conformation Photos
Replies: 2692
Views: 483091

Re: New Conformation Photos

Beaumec de Houelle is scarily back at the knee. Kind of surprised he had a successful jumps career, his connections must have taken good care of him.
by Falinadin
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 38537

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

CorridorZ75 wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:46 pm
Multiple fragments is a comminuted fracture. However, whatever you call it, it is very bad for the horse.
Oof you're right, my bad. Guess that means its time for me to go to bed.
Sad news for Mongolian Groom :(
by Falinadin
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 38537

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

I always thought a compound fracture means it's lots of bone shards instead of a clear break. Thanks for correcting me! You were right. An open fracture means bone is exposed, a compound fracture means multiple fragments. In this case, I would classify it as 2 separate fractures, rather than compou...
by Falinadin
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Favorite Photos of Race Horses
Replies: 186
Views: 45328

Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

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I've always loved this picture of California Flag. He got loose at Santa Anita ahead of the 2009 Breeder's Cup, and then went on to win the Turf Sprint later in the week.
by Falinadin
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Tragedy hits Santa Anita again
Replies: 124
Views: 12655

Re: Tragedy hits Santa Anita again

Also, sorry to pry but I take it from your previous posts that you have a lot of experience in the field of equine medicine and/or research? Please don't hesitate to jump in if I'm getting something wrong, or if you see a misconception that really bothers you! Would love to hear your perspective on...
by Falinadin
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Tragedy hits Santa Anita again
Replies: 124
Views: 12655

Re: Tragedy hits Santa Anita again

I've been reading from the sidelines, but I figured that I'd throw my hat into the ring. I agree that studies aren't perfect and that horses are individuals, but I will mention that there are actually quite a few studies that show positive effects of racing at 2, in addition to the ones Tessa linked...
by Falinadin
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2019 Keeneland September
Replies: 186
Views: 16227

Re: 2019 Keeneland September

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He looks like $4.1m, I can't find a flaw on him.
by Falinadin
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Santa Anita 2019
Replies: 892
Views: 80429

Re: Santa Anita 2019

I can't share details due to privacy policies, but I've worked with several of Hollendorfer's horses in a medical setting and I wasn't pleased with how they were handled. Some of them got very delayed and/or neglectful care. And it was Hollendorfer who believed that Songbird was fine until Mr Porter...
by Falinadin
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Sad state of breeding
Replies: 39
Views: 5278

Re: Sad state of breeding

Genuine question here. Are horses today actually breaking down more than in the past? I ask because there is this assumption that the "good ol' days" are gone and now horses are precocious but weak. The only thing that could MAYBE indicate this are the reduced start numbers in today's horses, but th...
by Falinadin
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Random News about Breeding and Breeders
Replies: 92
Views: 21664

Re: Random News about Breeding and Breeders

I think that case is a tough one. It's fairly standard to anesthetize a mare and manually pull the foal in a dystocia, because then she's not pushing against you and you can go to c section asap if needed. Also, rib fractures are actually pretty common and the vast majority of the time do not cause ...