Back to Pedigree Query
It is currently Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:37 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 89 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 7:11 pm 
Offline
Starters Handicap

Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2006 4:09 pm
Posts: 537
Location: Manhattan Beach, California
Sorry Dublino: I was in Hawaii the last week, sans computer.

Yes, Mymatechris won the 32Red All-Weather Marathon Championships Conditions Stakes at Lingfield. This race was worth £93K to the winner. I bred my mare Splendeur to High Chaparral. I sold him as a yearling for 65,000 euro at Goffs. This was his 5th win out of 11 starts.

Queen of the Sands is running tomorrow at Santa Anita in the Santa Barbara Handicap (G-3).

_________________
"Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, but he who destroys a good book kills reason itself." John Milton.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:29 am 
Offline
Grade III Winner
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 01, 2006 10:36 pm
Posts: 1149
Location: New England & Florida
Best of racing luck today.

By coincidence I read the following in today's TDN and remembered your original post soliciting breeding options for Queen Of The Sand. You might profitably target the British market. For what it's worth True Nicks rates it an A++.

“It was a case of deju vu all over again at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale as a son of War Front topped the event on a bid of 850,000 gns.”

_________________
"He is pure air and fire and the dull elements of earth and water never appear in him; he is indeed a horse ..." Wm. Shakespeare - Henry V


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:41 pm 
Offline
Allowance Winner

Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:29 pm
Posts: 418
Location: Texas
Congrats Worksoplad! She was magnificent. SOOOOOO happy for you!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:57 pm 
Offline
Breeder's Cup Winner

Joined: Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:34 pm
Posts: 2180
Another graded win! Congrats!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:19 pm 
Offline
Moderator

Joined: Thu May 19, 2005 6:11 am
Posts: 1176
Location: KY
Beautiful win. Congrats.

_________________
Give the Pope and the King of England a horse and in thirty days, they'll be stealing halters.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:48 pm 
Offline
Starters Handicap

Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2006 4:09 pm
Posts: 537
Location: Manhattan Beach, California
Thanks everyone. Yes it was a beautiful race. Mike Smith, QOTS's usual rider was in Charles Town for the ride on Shared Belief, and he recommended Drayden Van Dyke (who he has been mentoring for quite a while) for the ride and gave him a few pre-race tips which he carried out to perfection.

All being well with QOTS, we are aiming her next for the Gamely Stakes (G-1) at SA at 1 1/8mT on May 25th, Memorial Day weekend.

_________________
"Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, but he who destroys a good book kills reason itself." John Milton.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:47 am 
Offline
Breeder's Cup Winner

Joined: Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:34 pm
Posts: 2180
She has really been a neat horse to follow.
I am wondering what your thoughts are on breeding her now. Since she is a graded stakes winner, and G1-placed. Obviously, no breeding yet, but have your thoughts changed on a stallion? I read back and Candy Ride and Blame seemed to be the #1 and #2 picks for you at the beginning of this thread.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:56 am 
Offline
Leading Sire
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:45 pm
Posts: 3572
Location: Spokane, WA
Congratulations, Worksoplad!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:34 am 
Offline
Starters Handicap

Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2006 4:09 pm
Posts: 537
Location: Manhattan Beach, California
Cree: I am still thinking very seriously of Blame and Candy Ride. I want to try to breed a dirt horse even though most of QOTS's breeding is turf. With Blame, I am kind of intrigued that his and QOTS's female line both trace to Thong. And Blame is starting to show promise as a stallion. Candy Ride has worked really well with Storm Cat line mares. And now QOTS has shown she can get 1 1/4 miles, albeit on turf. She did, however, win three times on synthetic in Ireland at 7f and a mile.

I have already turned down several sizeable offers for QOTS!! My wife and I are having a great deal of fun with her at the Racetrack.

The Gamely Stakes on Memorial Day will be another big step up for her and there will probably be some high flying fillies and mares making the trip from back East for this race. But several of the stakes horses she has been running against have been retired or sold to foreign purcasers at last years Horses in Training Sale. La Tia was just recently retired to be bred. Poor Diversy Harbor was injured in Saturday's race and has also been retired.

_________________
"Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, but he who destroys a good book kills reason itself." John Milton.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:39 am 
Offline
Breeder's Cup Winner

Joined: Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:34 pm
Posts: 2180
Enjoy the ride. It's all very exciting. You have 2 wonderful options in Candy Ride and Blame.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:44 pm 
Offline
Starters Handicap

Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2006 4:09 pm
Posts: 537
Location: Manhattan Beach, California
Well, I have updated this thread because I am now ready to rumble.

QOTS's earnings have gone past $500,000. She is a G-3 winner, G-1 2nd, and Multiple Graded Stakes Placed.

Do I 1)sell QOTS this November; 2) Breed her and sell her next year in foal; or 3) breed her and keep the foal?

I am comfortably off and don't need the money , so one way or another it will not affect my lifestyle.

Would I be able to get her into a top stallion in America, i.e War Front, Tapit, Uncle Mo, etc? Or should I send her back to Europe?

Any other breeding suggestions?

_________________
"Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, but he who destroys a good book kills reason itself." John Milton.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:11 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2004 1:53 pm
Posts: 9511
Location: Louisville, KY
I would imagine you could get to any stallion you want. What a lovely position you are in.

_________________
So Run for the Roses, as fast as you can.....


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:22 am 
Offline
Starters Handicap

Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2006 4:09 pm
Posts: 537
Location: Manhattan Beach, California
Thank you Madelyn. What would you breed her to if she was yours?

_________________
"Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, but he who destroys a good book kills reason itself." John Milton.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:04 pm 
Offline
Grade II Winner

Joined: Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:28 pm
Posts: 1250
Congrats on your success with her.
One thing to keep in mind, many of the most popular stallions are likely be full already and probably have for a while. You could look to the TCA auction that runs in January, they always have a few really big named stallions who tend to be full and then convert the NG season to live foal with an insurance policy.

That being said, what are your long range plans? If you are looking to keep racing why not sell her in January (putting her under lights starting in December so she'll be ready to be bred when the shed opens) and look to buy a two year old out of one of the spring sales. She'd attract attention with her race record and may wind up in the book of a stallion that you would not be able to get to.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:36 pm 
Offline
Starters Handicap

Joined: Thu Jun 22, 2006 4:09 pm
Posts: 537
Location: Manhattan Beach, California
Thanks Tappiano, but there really isn't a decent sale in January. Also, I have kind of had my fill of the racing side of the business, after owning horses since 1989.

I understand the problem about full books, but I do have good connections in Ireland and England so could probably get in to most turf stallions I wanted to over there. However, I would like to try her with a dirt stallion over here. She has quite a bit of dirt breeding in her pedigree (Storm Cat, Woodman/Mr. Prospector, Buckpasser, etc.).

Also, there are quite a few people with shares in stallions who may be willing to sell, even if a particular stallion is booked full already.

_________________
"Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, but he who destroys a good book kills reason itself." John Milton.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 89 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group