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  • #4246
    rory
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    …has officially been retired to stud.

    ….insert appropriate comments below.

    #101622
    Pocket Rocket
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    Thanks for that information.  Understandably, the suspense had been killing me.  I shall sleep easy now.

    #101623
    Pocket Rocket
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    Ooh, the lone sniper strikes again!

    For your information Ian, I would never hurt our Rory or his conkers.  I was also of the opinion that Rory was a fellow animal scientist and so more than likely understood where my tongue was during my post.  

    After all, was there ever any doubt that the horse was not going to be sent off to stud?  Had he not already appeared on the list of Coolmore stallions for next year?  

    #101624
    rory
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    Beware the grassy knoll, Ian!

    I am indeed an ex-animal scientist, as Pocket Rocket states, but that, of course was before my epiphany, which is another story altogether.

    <br>……" Which is another story!!!!"

    #101625
    rory
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    three!!

    #101626
    RichK
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    <ahem>. At your service for all your equine identification requirements.

    #101627
    rory
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    Ian,

    Just noticed that you’re a classic winner – can’t I be Sadler’s Bleedin ‘Wells?

    Daylight?!!!

    #101628
    rory
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    Good call Ian.

    Roland Gardens was pants

    Duncan Sasse?

    In all fairness, you can be Mon Fils if you like.

    #101629
    Venusian
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    Getting back to ROG…it’s a shame, but hardly surprising, that he’s off to stud.

    However, don’t expect him to be a great success at stud – he’s not particularly well bred, judged by the pickiest standards, and he’s not going to be that easy to breed to. But he should sire pretty sound stock and will no doubt be given pretty choice books of mares in his first few seasons.

    #101630
    BenMore
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    Venusian<br>When you say he is not going to be that easy to breed to;what exactly do you mean? I just read "stud".

    #101631
    Sal
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    Not to answer for Venusian, but a problem for breeders will be that ROG is inbred fairly closely to Northern Dancer (3×3). That would put off quite a few mares by Sadler’s Wells, Nijinsky, Nureyev, Fairy King, Unfuwain, Night Shift, Storm Bird, Danzig (obviously), The Minstrel, etc.

    Having said that, his dam line has already produced a good sire in Riverman, who also descended from the Nearco line, and maybe if his mares are restricted he might get quality over quantity.  Well, we can hope.

    #101632
    Venusian
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    Benmore, as Sal says, he’s closely inbred to Northern Dancer, plus he has 3 lines in all of Northern Dancer’s dam, Natalma.

    I don’t think a further concentration of ND’s blood would be beneficial, so an awful lot of mares would be ruled out, or (in my opinion), not be ideal mates.

    He doesn’t carry any Mr Prospector blood, so there maybe opportunities there, but how many Mr P’s have no ND blood? Not many, it’s a very common cross.  

    #101633
    Bilko
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    A very similar story to that of Desert King, who is another son of Danehill, inbred 3×3 to Northern Dancer. It hasn’t stopped him getting 100+ mares a year but it’s debatable as to what sort of quality they are and worringly, there have been a number of mares sent to him that are by other sons of Danzig making them 3×3 to Danzig & 4x4x4 to Northern Dancer.

    It’s early days yet with sons of Danehill at stud, but Desert King and Danehill Dancer both had Group 1 winners this season, and the Aussie stallions like Danzero and Flying Spur have been hugely successful down under.

    #101634
    BenMore
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    Is it true that the Aga Khan mares are a good cross with the Coolmore stallions?

    #101635
    prince regent
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    <br>sadlers wells-darshann is a very good cross

     the aga  owns one of the best  colections of staying broodmares along with k abdulla and the wilderstein family

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