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by luvthesales
Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Arkansas Derby (G1)
Replies: 140
Views: 18865

Re: Arkansas Derby (G1)

I hope photobucket doesn't ruin the quality of the pictures, but here are some pictures I managed to get during his race yesterday. It was fun watching him, and seeing him come home so easily, ears perked and everything. American Pharoah An enjoyable collection of photos. Thank you for sharing.
by luvthesales
Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3794
Views: 442031

Re: The VENT Thread

BlindLucky wrote:Oh yeah... maybe I'll stay here for now :lol:

Instead, maybe we could just fast-forward time to mid-April?
Works for me. Every winter.
by luvthesales
Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3794
Views: 442031

Re: The VENT Thread

I'm tired of the cold. I almost put my car into a tree today because of single-digit temps and ice. I looked at my calendar today, and it's just a little over 2 months before I drive to Louisville for a Derby week of insanely early mornings at the track. Is it too early to start packing? I'm ready ...
by luvthesales
Sat Feb 14, 2015 7:27 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Foals of 2015
Replies: 937
Views: 213395

Re: Foals of 2015

And speaking of, there's another Havre de Grace listed on Pedigree Query (foaled 2014)... I know there are rules about re-using names, and maybe seven years between them meets the criteria, but... HDG (2007) just seems like she would be a "bigger name" than that, in terms of legacy. *shrug* I dunno...
by luvthesales
Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: The VENT Thread
Replies: 3794
Views: 442031

Re: The VENT Thread

Moving on from a relationship and expecting legally-mandated child support are not mutually exclusive, but I'm sure deadbeats would be firmly in that corner and give a congratulatory slap on the back for the sentiment.
by luvthesales
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey suspended for using buzzer
Replies: 50
Views: 8664

Re: Jockey suspended for using buzzer

They let Victor Molina come back after he kicked a horse in the stomach before a race at Philly Park in 2007. I think he was ticked off about a gate scratch or being thrown off in the post parade. Anyway, it was right there on the simulcast feed for everyone to see, and he was back riding in a mont...
by luvthesales
Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Horse of the Year (official thread)
Replies: 86
Views: 12521

Re: Horse of the Year (official thread)

I know Wise Dan has a lot of fans (and I secretly like the horse, but shhh, don't let that out), but (in my opinion) a vote for Wise Dan - in any category - really doesn't make sense to me. No matter how you really slice the resumes, Main Sequence had a better year than Wise Dan did. With the same ...
by luvthesales
Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Horse of the Year (official thread)
Replies: 86
Views: 12521

Re: Horse of the Year (official thread)

I've seen horses come back from WINNING races looking a lot worse than that. This is a very important point and bears quoting. Every horse has a different pain tolerance (just like people). Some would be crippled by that and finish last; others could have a FAR worse grab and you'd never know it if...
by luvthesales
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Old video I found..
Replies: 14
Views: 4341

Re: Old video I found..

Flanders wrote:North View Farm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyQOwvCCboA This is not North View in MD, this is a KY farm. Anyone know what this farm is now? *edit to add* there is a part in this video of a baby Capote with his dam, Too Bald.
North Ridge. It's now Hill 'n' Dale.
by luvthesales
Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps
Replies: 133
Views: 38914

Re: Other Racing: Quarters, Harness, Jumps

Harness: Ron Burke passes Todd Pletcher as single-season earnings leader Trainer Ron Burke had already re-written the record books in Harness Racing and now he stands atop the leaderboard across all breeds in single-season earnings. On Friday (12/12) he surpassed the $28,116,097 mark set by Thoroug...
by luvthesales
Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses
Replies: 5563
Views: 815502

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

Among the horses that Adena has rehomed through its retirement program are Holy Knight (gorgeous 1/2 brother to Ghostzapper & City Zip, by Sligo Bay), Imoratas (1/2 to My Princess Jess), Super Strike (o/o G1W Tap to Music) and Happy Wilko (o/o half sister to Ghostzapper & City Zip). http://www.aden...
by luvthesales
Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Bayern
Replies: 211
Views: 33780

Re: Bayern

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:"I doubt California Chrome faces any Grade 1 winner in the Hollywood Derby..."

Isn't the Queen's Plate a G1?
No. It is ungraded (by virtue of being restricted to Canadian-breds).
by luvthesales
Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: New Conformation Photos
Replies: 2684
Views: 456918

Re: New Conformation Photos

Starine wrote:While I was a fan of his while he was racing, Musketier is kind of 'meh' for me.
I don't know that he would ever 'wow' anyone, but he is a better looking horse than that photo.
by luvthesales
Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Goodbye Santa Anita Hello Keeneland
Replies: 11
Views: 3006

Re: Goodbye Santa Anita Hello Keeneland

I'm not sure why people have the impression that the weather is bad here in late October/early November; it is usually more consistently good (and warmer) for the Keeneland fall meet than the spring meet. For those of us who live here, it's been common to freeze to death in the spring and sweat to ...
by luvthesales
Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Goodbye Santa Anita Hello Keeneland
Replies: 11
Views: 3006

Re: Goodbye Santa Anita Hello Keeneland

I'm not sure why people have the impression that the weather is bad here in late October/early November; it is usually more consistently good (and warmer) for the Keeneland fall meet than the spring meet. For those of us who live here, it's been common to freeze to death in the spring and sweat to d...
by luvthesales
Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Fasig Tipton November 2014
Replies: 178
Views: 26529

Re: Fasig Tipton November 2014

It sucks to lose the big names--especially when we've followed them so closely during their careers--but when you look at it from these buyers' perspectives: If you've got $15 million to spend at an auction, would you rather go home with two or three big-name mares, or 15 to 25 other decent mares? ...
by luvthesales
Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Fasig Tipton November 2014
Replies: 178
Views: 26529

Re: Fasig Tipton November 2014

not all farms and owners are poor, i dont think. american buyers are not willing to shell out the cash that the over seas sellers are - we're the same country that generally rushes a colt to get that stud fee as soon as he's a G1 winner. it's just an opinion. you can argue it if you want to, but no...
by luvthesales
Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2014 KEE NOV Breeding Stock Sale
Replies: 66
Views: 19008

Re: 2014 KEE NOV Breeding Stock Sale

BlindLucky wrote:Graeme Hall sold for $100k. Wonder who Chad Schumer is an agent for?
He has represented overseas interests such as the Saudis in the past.
by luvthesales
Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Fasig Tipton November 2014
Replies: 178
Views: 26529

Re: Fasig Tipton November 2014

"the best" covers more than the stallions. we've lost a LOT of mares to over seas buyers, more than we can sit and play "would she have been good over here" with. it's not the buyers' fault, i'm not saying that. they take the breeding stock we're too cheap to keep . our loss. then we say, every yea...
by luvthesales
Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: DRF website?
Replies: 26
Views: 4685

Re: DRF website?

I have been wondering about this too, Insane Crazy! They, like all online publications, make money selling advertising. The more eyes, the more money is generally the formula. So that is a revenue stream they will be losing due to the new "pay to play" rules. You would think they would have done a ...