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RETIREMENTS   Horse Racing

Started 11/9/11 by Derby132; 228848 views.
KYsally (kwsally)

From: KYsally (kwsally)

11/11/11

First Dude - $7500 :(

XXOO
KYsally (kwsally)

From: KYsally (kwsally)

11/11/11

This is getting ridiculous!

XXOO
lexcdwm

From: lexcdwm

11/11/11

I know!

In a strange way I'm not upset about JP though.  I hope I'm not confusing him with another horse, but I think he was a tad mismanaged and bounced around among trainers and moved from the West to East Coast. He had a ton of promise but it was never fully tapped into.  I'm GLAD he is retired to stud vs running in claimers,etc.  Not that he would have but you just never know!

 

  • Edited 11/11/2011 5:33 pm ET by lexcdwm
lexcdwm

From: lexcdwm

11/11/11

I'm thrilled about Lonrho coming here! He WAS amazing and hopefully can infuse some of that into our breeding over here!
Derby132

From: Derby132

11/13/11

Ah...okay.  Your post #5 explains much to me about why Wilburn was retired.

I hate that we lose Wilburn, three is just too young imho.  

Thanks for the updates. 

Derby132

From: Derby132

11/13/11

Beautiful capture of Gio by Wendy....more at the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wendy_u/6342032700/in/pool-ntra/

 

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Gio Ponti at Castleton Lyons on 11.13.2011

mimi6920

From: mimi6920

11/13/11

That is a fabulous photo of Gio! Wow he looks wonderful! On the subject of Wilburn, I think he has soundness issues because at 6500 dollars for the stude fee, he could make much more by racing another year. If he breeds one hundred mares, he will only make 650,000. In one year of racing he could do much better than what he would earn in the shed. I would like to know what his issue is. I imagine they don't want to post it because extreme unsoundness in a three year old may give people pause before breeding to him.
Derby132

From: Derby132

11/13/11

Well I saw the big bucks for Bernardini and then news of Wilburn being the first son to retire immediately after.  I agree with you though, its odd that they would retire him now at three unless something were wrong.  I don't like 3yo retirements to stud.  For any reason.
mimi6920

From: mimi6920

11/13/11

I was thinking like you. I imagined they saw Bernardini's fee and bought Wilburn to be the poor man's way to Bernardini; however, in my thoughts they were going to try to charge like 30,000 for Wilburn because he looks so much like Bernie. On seeing his stud fee, I have decided that he is probably injured, or they just think he isn't a very good racehorse. I think it is probably the former rather than the latter.
Derby132

From: Derby132

11/13/11

Could be, I thought he was talented.
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