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.
I agree. I think he was claimed for something like $65k by Ramsey which really seems like a steal for such a nice horse. He's definitely the kind of horse that they have been taking down to Barbados. They won it last year with Saylor's Creek (beating out Gentleman's Kitten) and the year before with Major Marvel. It seems to be a nice spot for their stable's more modest horses.
Too bad. Wonder if they'll will keep her in the US in time to breed to an American stallion or just immediately ship her.
Looks like the Barbados tradition will continue. I just heard they are aiming to send Shining Copper to that race next year. I think that's a very good spot for him.
That cross produced Hit it a Bomb and Summer Front. I am actually really liking this idea. Can't wait to see who they opt for.
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