2019 Fillies + Mares

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Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:50 pm

Franco, Brown Team Up With Kathryn The Wise In Dominant La Verdad Performance

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... rformance/
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Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:09 pm

Bellafina showed them whose boss in the Santa Ynez. Man, she is big.
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Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:48 am

Is Bellafina just an early bloomer or is she going to be close to Zenyatta-sized?
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Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:19 pm

Get out your tape measure.
Size doesn't make much difference.
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Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:17 pm

ElPrado2 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:19 pm
Get out your tape measure.
Size doesn't make much difference.
What do you mean?

I was just asking if Bellafina is going to be a larger-than-average mare (like Zenyatta) or if she was just an early bloomer and is therefore bigger than most of her class.
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Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:22 pm

Mylute wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:17 pm
ElPrado2 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:19 pm
Get out your tape measure.
Size doesn't make much difference.
What do you mean?

I was just asking if Bellafina is going to be a larger-than-average mare (like Zenyatta) or if she was just an early bloomer and is therefore bigger than most of her class.
I’ve heard she’s somewhere around 17h so that already makes her bigger than average. Whether she will get any bigger or not is unknown. I think what El Prado meant was there being no correlation between size and racing prowess. I don’t know how far you go back but years ago there was a mare named Brown Bess who could have walked under Zenyatta. For a year, Brown Bess was just as effective, albeit on turf. I think what you wondered was if Bellafina is big. She is.
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Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:37 pm

At her age, she's still growing. Horses are still maturing till about 5 years. She may still get taller, it depends on her family's history and sire's family's history and luck as far as what she eats when. She may have hit her final height and now be maturing in muscle mass or skeletal mass.
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Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:11 am

Curtis wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:22 pm
Mylute wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:17 pm
ElPrado2 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:19 pm
Get out your tape measure.
Size doesn't make much difference.
What do you mean?

I was just asking if Bellafina is going to be a larger-than-average mare (like Zenyatta) or if she was just an early bloomer and is therefore bigger than most of her class.
I’ve heard she’s somewhere around 17h so that already makes her bigger than average. Whether she will get any bigger or not is unknown. I think what El Prado meant was there being no correlation between size and racing prowess. I don’t know how far you go back but years ago there was a mare named Brown Bess who could have walked under Zenyatta. For a year, Brown Bess was just as effective, albeit on turf. I think what you wondered was if Bellafina is big. She is.
Yes and no. I knew Bellafina was big, but I was wondering if she was just big for her age (and the other fillies her age would catch up to her and she would be regarded as average sized afterwards, think being like 5'9" in 6th grade) or if she was bigger than average in general. Now that I know she's around 17h already that means the latter.
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:13 pm

Late Night Pow Wow just won her 8th race in a row, the What a Summer Stakes at Laurel Park. It's her fourth stakes win in a row.

The 4 y/o daughter of Fiber Sonde now has a record of 11: 10-1-0.
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Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:02 am

Escape Clause Exits La Canada Score ‘Well,’ Targeting Either Buena Vista Or Beholder Mile
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... lder-mile/

Really like following and rooting for this mare and her connections.
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Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:16 am

Starine wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:02 am

Really like following and rooting for this mare and her connections.
Agreed
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Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:13 pm

Midnight Bisou May Begin 2019 Season In Houston Ladies Classic
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Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:31 pm

Although the thoroughbred industry calls the person who owns the mare at the time of foaling the "breeder" of the foal, I'm not quite sure I think that is fair. Regardless, Kendall Hansen must be kicking himself now and again for selling Drumette in foal to Tapizar = Monomoy Girl. . .
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:32 pm

It's like Super Saver...the Phipps' matched Maria's Mon X Supercharger, but the always bleh WinStar made the in-foal purchase of Supercharger, for a steal of $160,000.
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:42 pm

katmandu wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:31 pm
Although the thoroughbred industry calls the person who owns the mare at the time of foaling the "breeder" of the foal, I'm not quite sure I think that is fair. Regardless, Kendall Hansen must be kicking himself now and again for selling Drumette in foal to Tapizar = Monomoy Girl. . .
Woah, he matched that? Dang.
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Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:39 pm

I wonder which sale he regrets more, selling Monomoy Girl in utero or selling Hansen to Coolmore.

He's already said on the record that if he had known that Hansen would be flipped to Korea after one season in the US, he wouldn't have sold him to Coolmore.
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Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:52 pm

Judging by his US progeny listed in PQ, Hansen didn't get many mares of quality in the lone book.

If I acquired a stallion for my operation I would at least try to send him a couple of my own mares, since you know, you want your stallion to succeed.

But it looks like Coolmore didn't do that.
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Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:52 pm

Translation...

Coolmore had an inquiry about him in the books when they bought him. They made a profit. Ka-ching!!!
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:50 pm

Afleet Destiny Aims for First Stakes Win in Busanda

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Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:29 pm

Feedback Impresses Brown in Game Forward Gal Score

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