2019 Keeneland September

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ThreeMustangs
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:42 pm

Goldolphin bought the Curlin-Bounding colt AND the WF - Believe You Can colt. $7M spent in minutes.
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:51 pm

ThreeMustangs wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:42 pm
Goldolphin bought the Curlin-Bounding colt AND the WF - Believe You Can colt. $7M spent in minutes.
Did they get into a p*ssing contest with Coolmore again?

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Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:51 pm

Mylute wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:51 pm
ThreeMustangs wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:42 pm
Goldolphin bought the Curlin-Bounding colt AND the WF - Believe You Can colt. $7M spent in minutes.
Did they get into a p*ssing contest with Coolmore again?

Inb4 Green Monkey.
Coolmore was the underbidder on the Bounding colt. Not sure about the BYC colt, but the “lads” do love them some War Front.
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:36 pm

The Dubawi - Eblouissante colt (#375) sold for $700K.
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:54 pm

California Chrome yearlings in opening session snapped up by Japanese buyers:

https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/c ... hFEcJ4lzsc

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Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:19 pm

I've come to respect the Japanese eye for horseflesh over the years, and IMHO this is quite an endorsement of 'Chrome's future as a sire.
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:16 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:19 pm
I've come to respect the Japanese eye for horseflesh over the years, and IMHO this is quite an endorsement of 'Chrome's future as a sire.
I agree, especially about the Yoshida family. I hope Tachyon and Lurkey McLurker see this.
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:18 pm

Well, they value durability and stamina in addition to brilliance, and Shadai made mention of the fact they liked his versatility with dirt and grass so I am certainly happy they are looking towards him. A branch of his female family (through Sunny Swaps which includes Transcend) has done well there and of course they have Mind Your Biscuits at stud as well. He may end up having a few yearlings over there as I think the Like A Million and Aura of the Moon yearlings are Japanese- owned and I haven't seen them in a sales catalog yet. The weanling from Like A Million was nominated to BC from Japan. They also seem to like the Tapits so that might be contributing as well. I always find it fun to see who is buying the first yearlings. Chrome was always going to have to prove himself on the track first before the sales would follow.

I would like to know what the hell is going on with Runhappys, though. I feel as though I am being gaslighted when I see a 400K + average. Even if the yearlings look the part and he had a decent books of mares, he is from a sireline that is not exactly prolific (although Competitive Edge has started off right) and from a female family that has had some flashes but really only gets interesting with another branch off the 5th dam. I guess the Claiborne name will go pretty far.
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:42 pm

KatieK101 wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:34 pm
Hip #274, by Curlin out of champion Bounding, just sold for a whooping $4.1million! :mrgreen:
THAT'S MY GIRL!!!!
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:24 pm

CorridorZ75 wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:18 pm
Well, they value durability and stamina in addition to brilliance, and Shadai made mention of the fact they liked his versatility with dirt and grass so I am certainly happy they are looking towards him.
Yep this, pretty much. :mrgreen: And both of those fillies have a very nice dam side, as well, which would make them doubly attractive.
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He looks like $4.1m, I can't find a flaw on him.
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:34 pm

The only 'flaw' (if you want to call it that) I can find is that he doesn't look like a yearling. :?:
I've seen 3yos without that much muscle.
Is this an example of a youngster who has been over-prepared, just to look great in the sales ring? :?
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:59 am

Welp for $4million one would assume he vetted clean, so... let's just hope he wasn't prepped with bisphosphonates. /cynical :?
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:35 am

He was super cute as a baby too.

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Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:44 am

lurkey mclurker wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:59 am
Welp for $4million one would assume he vetted clean, so... let's just hope he wasn't prepped with bisphosphonates. /cynical :?
He was raised and consigned by Stonestreet, and they offer their new blood test guarantee.Wouldn’t any bisphosphonates or hormones appear?
(Genuinely asking)
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:23 pm

I am shaking right now. Don’t know if he sold yet, but the American Pharoah out of Escampette just went for 1.3 million. I worked with him as a foal and him, his siblings, and his dam are my favorites. The farm sold him as a weanling, but I’m just so happy for him.

He went to M.V. Magnier and Sarah Kelley
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:46 pm

Probably a RNA and something is wrong w him.. an AP, hip 396. Sold 30k.
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:00 pm

Hip 407 ... Bayern out of an unraced Midnight Lute just hammered for $2,000. Ouch.
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:02 pm

bare it all wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:00 pm
Hip 407 ... Bayern out of an unraced Midnight Lute just hammered for $2,000. Ouch.
Oh no.

Well Twilight Eclipse sold for $1K as a youngster and he banked over a million so there's always an always.
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:43 pm

Summer Bird wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:23 pm
I am shaking right now. Don’t know if he sold yet, but the American Pharoah out of Escampette just went for 1.3 million. I worked with him as a foal and him, his siblings, and his dam are my favorites. The farm sold him as a weanling, but I’m just so happy for him.

He went to M.V. Magnier and Sarah Kelley
His 2YO half-brother is in training with Bob Baffert right now and looks like a winner... I believe your colt is going to him as well, if I read the article right ;) Congrats! Must be an awesome feeling!
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