If you want to get specific, you can ask: Frank, why did you stand him in California and Andy, why did you AI breed him to a bunch of, well, donkeys.Mylute wrote: ↑Thu May 23, 2019 4:30 pmYeah I forgot about the backyard mares listed on that one auction website. Aren't those the same ones whose foals can't be registered because they were conceived via AI?Northport wrote: ↑Fri May 10, 2019 5:33 pmYeah, I think he's up against it. He may be a Canadian classic winner and duel G1 winner, but the Awesome Again line just isn't precocious and the breed to sell part of the industry has no time for that. Starting in California and covering mares that those that ended up being for sale/rescue for $500 didn't help.
Hopefully he gets some runners in his early crops and can have the consistent success that Ghostzapper and Awesome Again do.
Disheartening. Why, Adena, why?
You never have to worry about them being sent overseas. They'd go to Washington, Indiana, California, New York, Florida, or Ontario before that... but sometimes the shuffling in the early years I think can do more harm than good. Giacomo is one I remember who stood in at least 3 different spots in the first couple of years at stud. Alphabet Soup, Touch Gold, North Light, and others have also moved around while technically under Adena's banner. But that was later in their careers.
Hopefully his books are better managed now that he is in Kentucky. But honestly, considering he bred less than 100 mares, they probably aren't too stringent.