Animal Kingdonm suffered two injuries that with any other Derby winner would have ended their racing careers and sent tem to the breeding shed. The TVI owner group patiently rehabed AK twice just to allow him to show his true greatness in the Dubai world Cup. Today he is showing his sire pwer by covering a total of over 240 mares in two hemispheres witha 93% fertility rate. AK was a wonderful race horse and fan favorite. Can't wait to see his foals in the next few years.
Graham Motion is probably the most underrated "name" trainer in the U.S. When he has the stock he can compete with anyone. Congrats to him and his team.
How important are racing syndications in today's thoroughbred industry? Let's take a look. In today's Belmont Stakes - California Chromes owners met through ownership of his dam in Blinkers On, Wicked Strong Centennial Farms, Commanding Curve West Point Thoroughbreds, Matterhorn Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, General a Rod StarlightRacing. In 2011 with Team Valor International I owned as part of a syndication Animal Kingdom and it was the thrill of a life time. So if you think owning a thoroughbred is out of your reach I'd suggest you research these groups and see just what it takes to get involved - you may just find yourself owning a part of a "sports franchise" in a sport you love.
Been racing great stock with Team Valor International in SAf since 2005. Strong stock, no race day medication and talented trainers and jockeys. Glad to see this report.
With Godolphin owning a part of Animal Kingdom the Queen Anne Stakes / Prince of Wale's Stakes could be the AK Farhh double for the stable.
Welcome back Johnny V !
Filly, re: Animal Kingdom better late than never!
If Animal Kingdom wins the DWC - will he get true respect from U.S. fans ? If he wins I see more worldwide acclaim!
Any fan who wishes the best from around the world should come to our Breeders Cup but want to keep their stars home can't have it both ways. If you truly want to be the best you must travel to where the best gather year in and year out. It's not just the good 'ol USA.
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