While working weeks after the Derby, he sustained damage to a front sesamoid. I'll link that brief source, but in reviewing several accounts, including BH, he had pulled a front suspensory ligament that led to the sesamoid damage at its attachment. :) http://www.nytimes.com/1998/08/06/sports/plus-horse-racing-saratoga-indian-charlie-out.html
..."cause he was a gelding"? Palace Malice is NOT a gelding. He stands at stud at Three Chimneys. "Curlin's got 2 Belmont winners so the stamina people"...? No, he doesn't. You frequently ascribe reasons to occurrences and create a trail of inaccuracies because your basis/thesis statement is totally incorrect. When the knowledgeable and patient people on this blogsite "kindly" correct your misstatements, you flippantly respond with "oh, LOL", or "well I didn't know that, but I did know blah-blah", or "well I was wrong, but my point was", or the totally ridiculous "oh, it slipped my mind". I see you've used that one again when speaking to Buckpasser within the past few hours, as you have with me in past conversations. I believe Pebbles has noticed this as well and advised you to do some research. Maybe try fact-checking before stating something as a fact; if you're not sure of something, then use qualifying phrases. I have come to doubt your veracity in general due to this proclivity. The first clue was months ago when you declared that Victor Espinoza had the most TC wins of the active jockeys, and it has continued to roll on from there; major factual inaccuracies concerning entire careers of certain horses. (Think Invasor) Whether major or minor, habitual inaccuracies undermine your entire argumentation integrity and veracity. A person is left wondering exactly how much can be believed.
Hi, Pebbles, here I am again because my last comment was placed on pending due to one word that I quoted from John Sikura's statement in the link I supplied. (Yes, patently ridiculous.) This is an abbreviated version. Curlin's initial stud fee was $75,000; went to $40,000; then to $25,000; later rebounded slightly to $35,000. No surprise to those of us who knew he probably wouldn't sire precocious 2 y/o's. Of course, then Palace Malice had won the Belmont along the way. Barbara Banke decided to make changes within the past year when the Midnight Cry 20% portion of the horse was sold as mandated by the courts. Hill 'n' Dale purchased that portion and Ms. Banke moved Curlin to their farm from Lane's End last fall. His girls had been doing well throughout 2015, and the stud fee for 2016 was announced at $100,000 in November, 2015. He is doing well, and the fee was only recently raised.
Oh, no. His initial stud fee was $75,000, but was dropped to $40,000, then dropped to $25,000; but that isn't unusual for stallions who don't produce those precocious 2 y/o's. Keep in mind he was also standing at the farm (Lane's End) where his own sire was considered the flagship stallion. Then Palace Malice won the Belmont, Smart Strike died, and Barbara Banke wanted to move on. (At some point his stud had been increased again, I believe, but don't remember exactly the date or the amount, but it was not by much.) Anyway, his girls were garnering a good deal of attention throughout 2015, and Ms. Banke announced that Hill 'n' Dale purchased the 20% previously held by Midnight Cry upon their court mandated settlement. His stud fee was subsequently raised to it's present amount, $100,000, for 2016, when Curlin was moved to Hill 'n' Dale. He'll likely not ever be represented by many precocious 2 y/o runners, but that's not a surprise to those of us who have followed him since early 2007. He's doing well. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/199666/curlins-2016-stud-fee-set-at-100-000
Right, Pebbles. Palace Malice (and his Belmont Stakes win) was from Curlin's first crop. A Classic winner from a stallion's first crop is not a frequent occurrence. You mentioned Birdstone; other recent sires to accomplish this were Street Cry-->Street Sense, Kentucky Derby; and Medaglia d' Oro-->Rachel Alexandra, Kentucky Oaks. Curlin's stud fee was only advanced to its current amount within the past year based on the increasing success of his offspring. He has earned it. (I know you know.) ;)
Mark, Big Chief Racing tweeted a pic of him in Kentucky 19 hrs. ago. Looks to have arrived safely. :) https://twitter.com/bigchiefracing
Yes, I know. I was mainly attempting a redirection of "tone" here, and I definitely want to see that work for myself on video. ;)
This A.M. Lani worked at CD under his regular rider, Yutaka Take. The video should be up at the Kentucky Derby works site later today, but the reports via DRF clockers, etc., are that it was not impressive. He apparently did not want to work; Take had to use the whip, and Take himself was not pleased. This link from the Downey Profile gives a good description, along with quotes from Take. I so like and want this beautifully bred colt to run well on May 7. Having said that, here is the Downey link, and I'll try to post the video later. http://www.thedowneyprofile.com/more_racing_news/2016/04/27/take-not-impressed.1983233
She has posted a work this A.M. at PBD, going 4f. on dirt in 49.90, 6/12; per Equibase.
Lani, as a son of Tapit, has birth and racing stats and his 5X on Equibase. He was foaled on 2/22/13 per their data. I think this "stuff" is fun. ;)
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