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RETIREMENTS   Horse Racing

Started 11/9/11 by Derby132; 303168 views.
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.
In reply toRe: msg 28
WendyinMI (wendrew)

From: WendyinMI (wendrew)

11/13/11

Matt and I were at the Spendthrift breakfast the other morning and I believe I heard (but I could be wrong) that Wilburn had a suspensory injury and they decided to retire him.  It didn't seem to be too serious as he was walking in their show ring just fine with no wraps. 
Derby132

From: Derby132

11/13/11

Thanks Wendy for the info on the suspensory and happy to hear it's nothing serious.  Really liked this colt.
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

11/14/11

GREAT photo of Gio, Wendy!!

ger

Derby132

From: Derby132

11/14/11

I agree on them boys : )
Amy (1pony)
Staff

From: Amy (1pony)

11/14/11

Picture Workforce: Set to stand in Japan


WORKFORCE RETIRED TO STUD

Workforce, brilliant winner of last year's Investec Derby and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, has been retired to stud.

The four-year-old colt, owned by Khalid Abdullah and bred by his Juddmonte Farms operation, will stand at Teruya Yoshida's Shadai Farm in Japan.

http://www.sportinglife.com/racing/news/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=racing/11/11/14/RACING_Workforce.html&BID=465

 

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