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 Post subject: Battle of Midway retired
PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:27 pm 
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I am not at all happy about this.

http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/ba ... o-winstar/


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:59 pm 
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Why not, Cree?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:13 pm 
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The horse ran 10 times this year, seemed to get better and better. Seemed pretty sound. By a sire that got better himself with age.
He's 3!!! Winstar spurns through these horses pretty quickly, they barely have yearlings at sales and they're shipping them off to make room for another 3-year-old.
Wouldn't you like to see a horse like him run at 4? Or 5?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:15 pm 
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Cree wrote:
The horse ran 10 times this year, seemed to get better and better. Seemed pretty sound. By a sire that got better himself with age.
He's 3!!! Winstar spurns through these horses pretty quickly, they barely have yearlings at sales and they're shipping them off to make room for another 3-year-old.
Wouldn't you like to see a horse like him run at 4? Or 5?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:39 pm 
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Yes I would have liked to see him race. And I don't like young stallions being shipped off to foreign lands even before they've had a chance to show their capabilities. Still burning about Archarcharch, Paddy O'Prado and Tizway (I know none of them are Winstar but it does seem to be a trend).


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:33 am 
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It's a trend with Winstar, and a couple of other places. I don't necessarily think they are any good for the industry. It's just a breeding factory using the "who's hot" stallion.

I did see a conformation photo of BoM, and he is quite lovely, but has a longer back and a big head. But other than that, lovely.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:00 am 
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I try to never support the stud farms that churn the stallions and leave breeders holding the bag. Once the stallion is shipped out like that the market perception is that he was no good and the foals seem to have just about no value. Winstar seems to have emerged as a rough brash juggernaut stomping all over the business and trying to create new trends. I'm not sure at all if those trends are good or bad for the breed and the business. In the meantime, I will not be looking to breed at Winstar.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:46 am 
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I agree with everything you said. My perception is that they don't value the individual horse. I somehow equate it to development companies building fast and cheaply built condos...


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:39 pm 
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A business decision. A few operate out of some other sporting motives, and it costs them.

Then there a few like Sunday Silence.

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