Absolutely and objectively his best son. No question about it at this point in time.
Best of luck to the old boy. My favorite horse in training besides Beholder. Have to love these kinds of throwbacks - nothing but consistency from him.
How about a great photo of two very talented brothers to celebrate the end of a great year of racing? https://twitter.com/DRFLivingston/status/679037445149736960
I like to keep up with the Eurton barn and have been excited about this filly since her maiden. Wishing all the best for this flashy and talented girl.
Nice. I just moved up to Boston this past summer and hate that I missed all three dates at Suffolk. Will have to check it out next year.
I saw that Calumet released their stallion fees for 2016, but I didn't see BBK on this list. Anyone know if that was an oversight in the Bloodhorse article or if something else hapepned?
Take Charge Lady matches so well with Empire Maker.. that would be a very powerful crossing of families right there.
Also, where does this put the count of 100k+ sires for this breeding season? I've got Tapit, War Front, Curlin, Empire maker, Pioneer, AP, Medaliga d'oro, Kitten's joy, Candy Ride, distorted humor... am I missing any?
Wow. Can anyone think of an instance of this happening before? 3 generations of sires all standing at stud for $100k+? Empire Maker, Pioneerof the Nile, and presumably American Pharoah. I'm sure it must have happened in the past if we adjust for inflation but this is pretty incredible especially considering the circumstances that have kept (and brought) them in the US.
She's a highly valuable mare that obviously can't be bred to their stallion. I'm not trying to say it doesn't suck that she's heading to Japan, but she's obviously more valuable outside of the states. Mr. Ramsey already walked away from even more money than that before and we were all benefited by another great season from the mare. I'm not sure what else we can ask of them. I can only imagine that every bit of the $2.8M will be reinvested into their racing and breeding operations in the hopes that they will get another horse of her caliber.
They're rich people. But that's a lot of money to turn down for a mare you'd expect to go the 100k stallions.
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