The support for the Sunday Silence bloodlines in the US will come once the sires standing here prove their worth. Not every son of his will be successful -- and so, US/Can breeders (rightly or wrongly) have taken a measured approach.
Anyone concerned that, again, all the top horses are largely being sold to foreign interests? Such is the state of the N.A. bloodstock industry.
With the best land and water in the industry, these Ramsey horses should be able to win without any assistance from the saddle. Spoil sport.
I hope he can stay healthy -- being by Unbridled's Song, generally its only a matter of time for his progeny, even the really good ones..
I'll be careful not to elaborate on the Lanes End issue in any greater depth, except to say that my experience was first hand. They are underwhelming in representing the best interests of many who patronize their stallions and/or entrust their thoroughbreds to their consignment. May be all about the buck and not enough about who gets left in their unprofessional wake -- employees, clients and stakeholders alike.
For me, it was disappointing that the Ramsey's came up empty -- virtual no-show. Perhaps proof that it is not easy to win BC (or other major) races even when your horses are raised on the best land and water -- makes it all the more remarkable what they were able to achieve this year. On the other end of the spectrum, feel-good story was Marty Garcia booting home two winners.
Perhaps "lower level" may be a more accurate characterization.
GoD would not get my vote for Older Male or HOY. He ran against low level horses all year -- MMM went west and demolished (in the Awesome Again) those same horses GoD had been beating all year. MMM then came back to beat a strong field in the Classic, including GoD. For me, it'd be either MMM or, dare I say, Wise Dan.
Just be very careful if/when dealing with this farm, all that glitters is not gold.
All in on the Princess.
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