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by Falinadin
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 15798

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: 15798

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: 142
Views: 29304

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: 4937

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: 4937

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: 8297

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: 61856

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: 4075

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: 16783

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 ...
by Falinadin
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Random News about Breeding and Breeders
Replies: 92
Views: 16783

Re: Random News about Breeding and Breeders

What I just don't get is, basically, they admitted that the dates were wrong and they knew they were wrong. So then how can you say claiming that dates were false is "without merit"...? I mean the suit itself seems like a pretty messy Gordian knot, but the underlying facts of the case haven't reall...
by Falinadin
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Random News about Breeding and Breeders
Replies: 92
Views: 16783

Re: Random News about Breeding and Breeders

Hagyard Partner, Dr. Luke H. Fallon, Issues Statement on Radiograph Lawsuit The following is a statement from Hagyard Equine Medical Institute partner, Luke H. Fallon, DVM, in response to a lawsuit filed Feb. 7 in the Fayette Circuit Court alleging Hagyard has been falsifying the dates that radiogr...
by Falinadin
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Stallion Fee Private Question
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Stallion Fee Private Question

Mariasmon is right.
The other time I've seen it used is when a stallion is having fertility or physical issues, and their season might be up in the air (eg Awesome Again this year).
by Falinadin
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Random News about Breeding and Breeders
Replies: 92
Views: 16783

Re: Random News about Breeding and Breeders

It's mentioned in the Paulick article that Make Music for Me was one of the stallions standing at the farm just prior to the Jockey Club's investigation. He just sold at Keeneland January for $1,000. Hopefully he's off to a better place.
by Falinadin
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Young Horses, vs Physical Maturity
Replies: 4
Views: 1604

Re: Young Horses, vs Physical Maturity

Overall the article has some really good information. I do have a slight hiccup though when she calls displacing a growth plate a "sprain". Displacing a growth plate would be a bone fracture (Salter Harris type 1 to be specific), and is exceedingly rare (I've never seen a displaced epiphysis). So I ...
by Falinadin
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2018 Keeneland November Sale
Replies: 69
Views: 13871

Re: 2018 Keeneland November Sale

Also, why do color breeders try to sell their horses at racehorse sales? A bay TB, no matter how good a ~sporthorse~ they are supposed to be, would get laughed out of the ring with a catalog page like this http://apps.keeneland.com/sales/Nov18/pdfs/4300.pdf Oh man, that page has me literally laughi...
by Falinadin
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: New Conformation Photos
Replies: 2497
Views: 412286

Re: New Conformation Photos

That isn't how it works in Thoroughbreds. Grey is a color modifier. If one parent is grey then every foal has a 50% chance to be grey. Of course there can be homozygous grey Thoroughbreds, Linamix, Swing Til Dawn, Al Hattab, are a few I can think of. 25% chance of being grey is one parent is hetero...
by Falinadin
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses
Replies: 5426
Views: 747370

Re: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses

Funtastic , the longest shot of the Chad Brown quartet, upset the United Nations (gr. IT). He's by More Than Ready out of Quiet Dance, making him a half to the late Saint Liam and Quiet Giant (the dam of Gun Runner). Just when I thought that family couldn't get any hotter, they pop out another G1 w...
by Falinadin
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: horses with unique coloring/facial markings
Replies: 1024
Views: 216969

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

I think that fraud wouldn't have been that hard, and likely wasn't done on purpose to add color to the breed. Say someone in 1920 has a decent mare, they take her to a reputable place and a good stallion. She foals, but the foal dies young. Owner doesn't want to be out the money, so they go to the l...
by Falinadin
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: The greatness of a nation and its moral progress
Replies: 125
Views: 19361

Re: The greatness of a nation and its moral progress

That's not how it works, though. Animal ownership isn't a zero sum game. The sentence makes as much sense as "Thoroughbreds get sold to racing ownerships, taking the place of a mustang that ends up euthanized." That's true, at least at that stage in a horse's life. After their racing career is over...
by Falinadin
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: The greatness of a nation and its moral progress
Replies: 125
Views: 19361

Re: The greatness of a nation and its moral progress

This is a thought I've had. With basically every other animal species in the U.S., there is an overpopulation "outlet". Dogs and cats that nobody wants end up at shelters, most of which eventually euthanize unwanted animals and are government sponsored. Tens of thousands of dogs and cats are euthani...