Congrats. I donate to this organization and many other rescues. To me insuring that our horses ALL have a safe retirement is one of the top issues facing the racing industry. I know more people who dislike horse racing because of the stories of horses found in deplorable situations that have won money for their owners only to be discarded. Good luck to you.
Sadly he's starting to look like the modern day Morvich
Roman Brother was named HOY in 1965 by DRF. However Turf and Sport Digest and Thoroughbred Racing Association named Moccasin the 1965 HOY so both horses are credited with 1965 HOY. Moccasin was unbeaten having beaten among others Priceless Gem who beat Buckpasser in the Futurity. He turned the tables on her in the Champagne where she finished sixth.
Plaudit was a Kentucky Derby winner, a top horse. He is the sire line of Holy Bull.
I have read about him. And it was his dam who passed on the bad temperament to Hastings. That is an established fact. Her other foals were not bad tempered. Plaudit being the most famous. Avalyn Hunter's Classic American Pedigrees is a great source As is Abram Hewitt 's Classic Sires.
It was actually Hastings dam that was an issue. Supposedly the bad temperament came from her, Cinderella. Though interestingly his half brother, Plaudit was not a problem.
They didn't syndicate horses in those days. Horses were homebreds and stood at thier owners farm or at Claiborne or similar.
Yes sired by a horse named Hard Tack that was almost ruled off the turf and even though the Phipps owned him, Claiborne would not stand him and no one would breed to him even for free. So Mrs. Phipps sent four of her own mares to him and that was how Seabiscuit came about along with stablemate Grog.
I know the MOW line well. It also should be noted that the champions he got were due to him and not the mares, because he consistently got low quality mares because Riddle did not do many outside breedings
When I hear about brothers and half brothers it usually is the mare's progeny that is looked at.
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