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by Northport
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018
Replies: 527
Views: 83335

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

stark wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:40 am
K. McLaughlin leaving New York !?
https://www.drf.com/news/employee-expen ... ork-winter
Godolphin's Greentree Stables is based next to Saratoga Racecourse... I wonder how that will affect McLaughlin's use of the facility.
by Northport
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2017 Names
Replies: 265
Views: 37575

Re: 2017 Names

Mylute wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:31 pm
Agatha Christie f. Medaglia d'Oro x Mystery Strike (third dam is Weekend Surprise)
Owned by Godolphin? They've been big on the historical Dame names for their European and American fillies lately.
by Northport
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2018 names
Replies: 70
Views: 10339

Re: 2018 names

Question -- how long do owners have to change a name? They can change it up until a horse races. In extremely rare cases, a horse's name is changed after racing. For example, the 2YO now known as Scabbard was originally named Noose. After his first 2 starts, I guess someone pointed out the bad conn...
by Northport
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: New Stallions of 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 6322

Re: New Stallions of 2020

Horsebagger wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:22 am
Saban wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:41 pm
Solomini by Curlin to McMahon Thoroughbreds in 2020. Fee will be $6500.
Oooohhhhhh.......please tell me where the line is forming.
Are you trying to say that there isn't a market for a stallion whose last result was 7th in an Allowance Optional Claimer?!
by Northport
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Go East Old Man
Replies: 23
Views: 597

Re: Go East Old Man

stark wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:33 pm
WaquoitNBroadBrush wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:40 pm
Frank ought to just rebrand SA as Grant's Pass South. Maybe he can attract Michael Wrona back!
Frank v. Belinda.......gotta think I'm siding with the elder statesman.
Frank will never make another decision for any aspect of the Stronach Group again.
by Northport
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Eclipse Awards-Predictions?
Replies: 46
Views: 2181

Re: 2019 Eclipse Awards-Predictions?

he's always like that. i used to try to be nice to him because he does have some informative posts i can learn from, but he basically hates everyone and i've given up. i usually have him on ignore, but sometimes show his posts anyway in hopes he's said something relevant to the topic, maybe another...
by Northport
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5012
Views: 864576

Re: Stallion News

is it a hot take to say that Declaration of War is the most underrated young sire potentially in the world? Graded/group winners in multiple continents, over dirt and turf, from a juvenile winner over dirt in America to the Melbourne Cup winner.
by Northport
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: California Chrome to Japan
Replies: 105
Views: 3881

Re: California Chrome to Japan

His 1/2 brother by Tapit seems to be doing quite well as. 2 year old and is entered in a stakes race Saturday. Funny for those who poo-poo his family, or lack thereof, his little 1/2 brother impressed Coolmore enough to go to 1.1 million to purchase him and now he is having quite a nice 2 year old ...
by Northport
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: California Chrome to Japan
Replies: 105
Views: 3881

Re: California Chrome to Japan

Steve Haskin has written a very thoughtful article about Chrome's sale. Here's the link: http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/horse-racing-steve-haskin/archive/2019/11/25/chrome-gone-but-forever-part-of-history.aspx There are other tributes to Chrome starting to appear on blogs. This is one that Steve li...
by Northport
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018
Replies: 527
Views: 83335

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

Another hot take: Phoenix Thoroughbreds Investment Fund was never an investment fund!

https://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/r ... B4.twitter
by Northport
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Donnacha O'Brien turns to training
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Donnacha O'Brien turns to training

Are there other O'Brien siblings riding currently? Or involved with horses in some way? I thought at one point a sister rode? Both Ana and Sarah rode as amateur jockeys, though mostly horses that their mother, Anne-Marie owned/bred. Though they were (or are) exercise riders at Ballydoyle and Ana wo...
by Northport
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018
Replies: 527
Views: 83335

Re: Jockey/Trainer News - 2018

Hot take: Mysterious Dubai-based owner who emerges from no where in 2017 and spends tens of millions at sales across the globe is accused of stealing 100,000,000 euros from a cryptocurrency ponzi scheme. https://www.racingpost.com/news/phoenix/phoenix-thoroughbreds-founder-accused-of-stealing-eur100...
by Northport
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: California Chrome to Japan
Replies: 105
Views: 3881

Re: California Chrome to Japan

Idk about you all, but I'm tired of the American thoroughbred model. I'm thinking I need to just focus on European, Australian and Japanese racing. At least their horses are bred for longevity and run for more than 6 races. Not the Europeans who also retire their top 3yos every year like clockwork ...
by Northport
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5012
Views: 864576

Re: Stallion News

FlyToTheStars wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:20 pm
Apparently Msawish is sold and no longer at Taylor Made according to a person on FB. Anyone verify?
That would take them from 5 stallions to 3 in less than a week. Yikes.
by Northport
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: New Conformation Photos
Replies: 2566
Views: 423867

Re: New Conformation Photos

Harry Angel looks like he's been a stallion for 10 years already, but of all those new photos, I think him and Mind Your Biscuits look the best. Cracksman is a carbon copy of Frankel!
by Northport
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Matings 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 48636

Re: Matings 2019

They’ve really gone off War Front, perhaps partly because several mares failed to get in foal to him last year. From a high of 30-35 Coolmore-associated mares going to War Front a couple of years ago, only half a dozen went to him this year, including only 2 lesser-light Galileo mares. Contrast tha...
by Northport
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: California Chrome to Japan
Replies: 105
Views: 3881

Re: California Chrome to Japan

I'd be more hopeful about him being a big hit in Japan if Shadai was buying him, not Arrow Stud. I am sure he will get quality mares, but the best mares and the stallions with the best chances are own by Shadai/Northern Farm/Oiwake Farm. I foresee the usual American non-Shadai career for Chrome. 20...
by Northport
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: California Chrome to Japan
Replies: 105
Views: 3881

Re: California Chrome to Japan

I'd be more hopeful about him being a big hit in Japan if Shadai was buying him, not Arrow Stud. I am sure he will get quality mares, but the best mares and the stallions with the best chances are own by Shadai/Northern Farm/Oiwake Farm. I foresee the usual American non-Shadai career for Chrome. 202...
by Northport
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: California Chrome to Japan
Replies: 105
Views: 3881

Re: California Chrome to Japan

The "Bring Chrome Home" fanatics are going to lose their minds with this one. Though, honestly, this really is a bummer to see them sell him so soon. He won't even have progeny on the track for another 6-8 months. And after all of the hullabaloo about the Taylors buying into him while he was still r...
by Northport
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Matings 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 48636

Re: Matings 2019

Minding(IRE)(Galileo) --> Deep Impact Winter(IRE)(Galileo) --> Lord Kanaloa Happily(IRE)(Galileo) --> Lord Kanaloa Well at least the got the best of the trio in foal to Deep Impact. Even the other two going to Lord Kanaloa is still VERY exciting. If Coolmore didn't already have the mares over there...