Search found 2395 matches

by Northport
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 22997

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

I'm absolutely heartbroken Mongolian groom is gone. If I recall correctly, he was one of two horses in the trainers barn. And that the trainer and his family were also the owners with the trainers son being assistant trainer. I believe the owner and trainer are also older(80s maybe?) Meaning Mongol...
by Northport
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup Discussion?
Replies: 623
Views: 22997

Re: Breeders Cup Discussion?

We made it to the last furlong of the Breeder’s Cup for the absolute worst thing to happen. Of all horses, did it have to be the one of the owner-trainer who didn’t think he wanted to run then paid tens of thousands to supplement him? F*ck.
by Northport
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Melbourne Cup-Marmelo
Replies: 19
Views: 758

Re: Melbourne Cup-Marmelo

I don't know, it's devastating to connections, but if vets believe that the horses are at risk, and they have a CT scan that proves it, why take the chance? Pretty sure 95% of the trainers in existence who have sent out a horse who broke down believed the horse to be "perfectly fine" a couple days b...
by Northport
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5181
Views: 902854

Re: Stallion News

Eclipse winner Hawkbill to stand at Darley in Japan Hawkbill, winner of the G1 Eclipse as a three-year-old and the runaway winner of last year’s G1 Dubai Sheema Classic, will stand at Darley in Japan for the 2020 breeding season. More: https://www.darley.co.jp/news/eclipse-winner-hawkbill-stand-dar...
by Northport
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2020 Stud Fees
Replies: 24
Views: 2682

Re: 2020 Stud Fees

Too Darn Hot for £50,000? No thanks. He's impeccably bred, and I guess he does have 3 G1 wins... but... meh, he was retired unsound halfway through his 3 year old season. Maybe in 10 years 50k will seem like a steal. He definitely has the world at his feet. https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/bloo...
by Northport
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5181
Views: 902854

Re: Stallion News

Well, that really freaking sucks. I was wondering yesterday where he was and if he was retired. Adena stands so few new stallions these days, and I think Delta Prince ticked a lot of boxes.
by Northport
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Honor Code ...
Replies: 64
Views: 4529

Re: Honor Code ...

I don't think it is discouraging, it's realistic. He's had a good, not great, start, and they can't justify a fee increase or keeping it the same until he gets some stakes winners. If he was no longer in demand, he wouldn't be at Lane's End standing for $30,000. He covered 138 mares in 2019 so I wou...
by Northport
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: New Stallions of 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 8206

Re: New Stallions of 2020

Nicole Russo @DRFRusso · 23m Versatile MGSW Flameaway (Scat Daddy) has been retired and will stand at @darbydanfarm in 2020. Yippee I'm thrilled i've lived to see the day that a win in the (G3) Sam F. Davis at Tampa Downs makes you a stallion. Any colt with a graded stakes win that is by Scat Daddy...
by Northport
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: New Stallions of 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 8206

Re: New Stallions of 2020

I'd say the best example would have to be Fairy King. Full brother to all time great Sadler's Wells, Fairy King he broke down in his first race and was retired. He went on to sire Encosta De Lago, Falbrav, Oath, Hellisio, etc. Kodiac was a G3 placed brother to G1 winner and emerging sire (at the tim...
by Northport
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Two Zayat horses to be sold over unpaid bills
Replies: 33
Views: 2901

Re: Two Zayat horses to be sold over unpaid bills

If it takes public shaming to make a rich guy pay his bills, then so be it. The Zayats have always been slimy and fake as hell, so what if the greater public finds out? Maybe he can ask Sheikh Joaan Al Thani how to handle owing trainers six to seven figures over the course of several years.
by Northport
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5181
Views: 902854

Re: Stallion News

Miss Woodford wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:15 pm
Arazi is looking good as ever at age 30. He's been a pensioner at Stockwell Stud in Australia since 2011.
https://twitter.com/jhaynes132/status/1 ... 6746946561
Image
Probably the best two year old of all time, or tied with Johannesburg.
by Northport
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5181
Views: 902854

Re: Stallion News

New Year’s Day has arrived at Shadai Stallion Station this morning. https://shadai-ss.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/A4_NYD_200.pdf Wow, he is much uglier than I realized. I really like his pedigree, though, and I hope he does well in Japan. I don't think the US market ever really gave him much...
by Northport
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Horse Racing Is Its Own Worst Enemy
Replies: 26
Views: 2275

Re: Horse Racing Is Its Own Worst Enemy

Lots of euthanized animals from vets and shelters end up at rendering companies and in pet food here in the US. That’s why pets end up sick and dying from the chemicals used to put the animals to sleep. They try to hid this fact but my sister in law worked for a local shelter and said it was true. ...
by Northport
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5181
Views: 902854

Re: Stallion News

Lost Treasure to Stand at Hill 'N Dale in 2020 https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/236406/lost-treasure-to-stand-at-hill-n-dale-farms *insert thinking emoji here* I know Hill N Dale has a history of buying broodmares/fillies in training from Coolmore, but if you wanted a classy cast of...
by Northport
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5181
Views: 902854

Re: Stallion News

I wouldn't be surprised to see Spendthrift phase out their "Share the Upside" program. If they don't keep over half of their new stallions beyond 2 or 3 years, what's the point of marketing a lifetime breeding right?
by Northport
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5181
Views: 902854

Re: Stallion News

So sad. I wonder if Coolmore will try to bring in one of his sons or a similarly bred young stallion to try to help take over his book. Like they did when George Washington was infertile. You know SD's book was huge. The more I think about it, the more I think this would be difficult to do. Holy Ro...
by Northport
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: New Dirt Mile sponser...
Replies: 15
Views: 1032

Re: New Dirt Mile sponser...

Should we give Marlborough a shout and see if they'd like to step in?

It's a tacky name but the fact that any company wants to sponsor a race, especially a dirt race at Santa Anita, is a bit of a miracle.
by Northport
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5181
Views: 902854

Re: Stallion News

Hopefully he gets a good chance in Japan, though JBBA (or any non-Shadai stallion) is up against it. He hasn't really been that impressive in North America, but I think his ability on turf will definitely be an advantage in Japan.
by Northport
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5181
Views: 902854

Re: Stallion News

Yeah he has only been serving mares of the Maktoum family and their associates since 2016. He is an amazing stallion, and the best sire son of Giant's Causeway by a mile, but I wonder if he does have some physical issues that warrant him being private. Darley has had plenty of top class stallions be...
by Northport
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: New Conformation Photos
Replies: 2676
Views: 445720

Re: New Conformation Photos

Who do we think is snooping in the background?