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Sorry to butt back in, interrupted mid-post by small child.
Oratorio, in his first season last year, had 153 booked mares. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â George would be expected to get at least the same. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â So even as the later half of his book would probably find it relatively easy to find alternatives, and a few others could still be switched to others on the Coolmore roster, you’re still talking about 50+ mares who would be left high and dry. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â If Coolmore can find a replacement stallion to fit that gap, then it makes sound business and logical sense for them to do so. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Coolmore’s competitors would be rubbing their hands to get hold of George’s book, and provide incentives to keep them.