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First Mare In-Foal for Mill Ridge Farm's Oscar Performance
Scanned on Wednesday, Feb. 27, the mare Gold Round is a half-sister to three-time Breeders' Cup Mile winner and champion Goldikova, and she is the dam of Golden Valentine, winner of the Group 3 Prix Minerve in France. Gold Round, a 22-year-old Caerleon mare out of the Blushing Groom mare Born Gold is owned by LNJ Foxwoods and boarded at Darby Dan Farm.
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/bloo ... rformance/
Breeding a 22 year old half sister to an all time great to a first season $20,000 stallion... oof
Breeding older proven producers to new sires used to be a thing.
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:27 am

mariasmon wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:14 am
Northport wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:38 pm
Mylute wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:36 pm
First Mare In-Foal for Mill Ridge Farm's Oscar Performance



https://www.paulickreport.com/news/bloo ... rformance/
Breeding a 22 year old half sister to an all time great to a first season $20,000 stallion... oof
Breeding older proven producers to new sires used to be a thing.
I remember hearing a phrase similar to, "Send proven mares to new stallions, and new mares to proven stallions" on here.
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Mylute wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:27 am
mariasmon wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:14 am
Northport wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:38 pm


Breeding a 22 year old half sister to an all time great to a first season $20,000 stallion... oof
Breeding older proven producers to new sires used to be a thing.
I remember hearing a phrase similar to, "Send proven mares to new stallions, and new mares to proven stallions" on here.
I mean, I think it kind of used to be considered a good way to get a new stallion off to the right start. And LNJ Foxwoods owns a share in Oscar Performance, so it does make sense for them to support him with a quality mare.
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Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:39 pm
Thoroughbred Daily News AusNZ @TDNAusNZ
7h7 hours ago
The Australasian breeding industry is mourning the loss of Group 1 winner and producer Sebring. The 13-year-old died suddenly at @widdenstud, where he retired after a glittering career on the track under the guidance of @StarTbreds and @GaiWaterhouse1.
https://www.tdnausnz.com.au/edition/201 ... of-sebring
How sad that this beautiful and talented stallion is gone. Wasn’t he one of Black Caviar’s mates?
Ah this is why I had this thread open. I meant to respond to you.

Yes, her 2nd born was by Sebring, Prince of Caviar. He broke his maiden in a race last September after a couple of 2nds and a 4th in his debut.
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mariasmon wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:12 pm
Mylute wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:27 am
mariasmon wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:14 am


Breeding older proven producers to new sires used to be a thing.
I remember hearing a phrase similar to, "Send proven mares to new stallions, and new mares to proven stallions" on here.
I mean, I think it kind of used to be considered a good way to get a new stallion off to the right start. And LNJ Foxwoods owns a share in Oscar Performance, so it does make sense for them to support him with a quality mare.
I can definitely see the commercial aspect to that mantra... but for an operator that has so much cash to spare and is a huge spender at sales, as opposed to a huge seller... it's just kind of meh
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Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:02 am

American Pharoah bucking trends at every turn
It’s ordinarily considered risky to breed to a stallion in the year his first foals are set to hit the racetrack. By the time the resulting foal is born, the value of the sire could have skyrocketed due to freshman success – or it could have plummeted if he didn’t live up to early expectations.

But American Pharoah, who became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, is no ordinary horse. And a selective market has not responded in the ordinary fashion, with the young stallion living up to all expectations so far.

“Usually, I don’t like breeding to horses when they have their first-crop 2-year-olds – it’s just dangerous,” Mark Taylor of the family operation Taylor Made Farm said while discussing the 2015 Triple Crown winner’s first crop. “But I’m going to be breeding to American Pharoah [in 2019]. If he doesn’t get runners, I’ll be shocked. He got the mares, and he’s doing his job. He’s putting quality into every one of them. I think big things are on the horizon.”
More: https://classic.drf.com/news/american-p ... every-turn
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Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:16 pm

Finale Moves to Florida's Oakton Farm Stallions After Dispersal Acution

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/bloo ... l-auction/
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Mylute wrote:
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Finale Moves to Florida's Oakton Farm Stallions After Dispersal Acution

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/bloo ... l-auction/
I always liked this beautiful horse and I hope he's in good hands. It looks like Oakton Farm Stallions may be connected to the same people as the former Stonewall in KY and Prestige Stallions in FL, which is....hmmm.
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Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:36 pm

Interesting...

The Paulick article about Stonewall Prestige's strangles debacle says that "the department allowed seven stallions to be moved to a separate property". This somewhat adds up with Oakton's (Prestige) roster of stallions - Black Onyx, Big Drama, Suntracer, Greatness, Uncle Vinny, and Suns Out Guns Out. They also have really nice confo pics. Website describes Oakton as "Florida's newest operation".

http://stallionsatoaktonfarms.com/

https://www.paulickreport.com/horse-car ... -notified/

Finale would then make seven. Obviously, there's a chance the article's author simply types "seven" when he meant six , but if not, I wonder who the seventh was. This is definitely interesting!

Also, Stonewall's stallions who aren't accounted for are Shades of Night, Lord of Greatness, Telling, Doneraile Court, and Kibbutznik.
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Mylute wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:36 pm
Interesting...

The Paulick article about Stonewall Prestige's strangles debacle says that "the department allowed seven stallions to be moved to a separate property". This somewhat adds up with Oakton's (Prestige) roster of stallions - Black Onyx, Big Drama, Suntracer, Greatness, Uncle Vinny, and Suns Out Guns Out. They also have really nice confo pics. Website describes Oakton as "Florida's newest operation".

http://stallionsatoaktonfarms.com/

https://www.paulickreport.com/horse-car ... -notified/

Finale would then make seven. Obviously, there's a chance the article's author simply types "seven" when he meant six , but if not, I wonder who the seventh was. This is definitely interesting!

Also, Stonewall's stallions who aren't accounted for are Shades of Night, Lord of Greatness, Telling, Doneraile Court, and Kibbutznik.
Doneraile Court is 23. They may have just pensioned him.
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Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:53 pm

I mentioned this on the forum before, but here's screenshots since it's relevant.

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Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:54 pm

But they managed to pay the money for Finale, I assume?
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Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:47 pm

Beach Patrol on parade at Lex Stud.

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Beach Patrol is gorgeous!
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He sure is!
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Beach Patrol is gorgeous!
Quite a stunner. At least from what we can see in those photos, everything about him is correct.
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Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:01 pm

Hi Happy Retired To Stand in Argentina
The 7-year-old son of Pure Prize will stand at Haras Vacación for a syndicate that includes Haras La Providencia, for whom he ran as a homebred, Haras Firmamento and Haras Santa Ines. He spent five seasons on the racetrack, winning eight of 19 starts and earning $1,320,861.

Hi Happy won a quartet of Group 1 races in Argentina, including two legs of the country's Triple Crown, en route to being named 2015 Horse of the Year and champion stayer.
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/bloo ... argentina/
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Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:45 pm

From Facebook:

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Nice article on Angus! He has now entered the breeding shed and bred his first mare yesterday!

Meet ‘Angus’, the horse who sits like a dog, has a large Facebook following - and is very lucky to be alive
https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/arti ... -be-alive/
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Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:47 pm

Happy 30th Birthday, Arazi!
The World Champion 2YO of 1991, Arazi (USA) is still going strong at age 30 at Stockwell Thoroughbreds in Victoria.

He retired to stud leaving 11 stakes-winners headed by multiple Grade I winner Congaree, but failed to match his racetrack achievements in the breeding barn and ultimately ended his stud life at the Independent Stallion Station in Victoria covering his last small book of four mares in 2011.
https://www.breednet.com.au/news/6590/Arazi-Turns-30
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:11 pm

He looks wonderful, especially for a 30 year old. Australia must agree with him.
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