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My Guy Is Gone!   General Discussions

Started Aug-26 by RAESFAN; 996 views.
RAESFAN

From: RAESFAN

Aug-26

I was just informed by a forum friend, that my beloved More Than Ready has gone on to "greener pastures"! Although I knew he was getting up in age, his continued performance in the shed, made me hope for a few more years. I'm a bit numb right now, as I had come to love this animal from afar! He gave me thrills as a runner, but far more through his progeny! I hope at least one of his young stallions will step into his large shoes as a producer, and capture  a TC race; just about the only thing that eluded him. Thank goodness for Catholic Boy, who gave him a Travers win at the 10f classic distance. I will follow closely these last crops that he sired, and hope that a few will show themselves to be more than ready for the big time! Rest easy, MTR!

smartyslew

From: smartyslew

Aug-27

Class Man, keep the candor going with his progeny many on here love the way you share it !

  • Edited August 27, 2022 11:04 am  by  smartyslew
SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G

Aug-27

In the pantheon of great sires, without a doubt in anyone's mind, Rae.   Your interest sparked my interest.  Thanks, my friend.   All the best clover to MTR.

DogsUpWired

From: DogsUpWired

Aug-27

Over the many many years Dogs has read and looked; listened and studied what others had to contribute about racing. And specifically.

And truthfully, I can't think of anyone beyond you that was so passionate, yet so very right about their horse and sire. 

RAESFAN

From: RAESFAN

Aug-27

I mourned Secretariat and Lost In The Fog, but neither affected me like this horse! Part of the reason is this forum, which has allowed me the opportunity to share my love for this animal. I thank you all for that!??

  • Edited August 27, 2022 9:06 pm  by  RAESFAN
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RAESFAN

From: RAESFAN

Aug-27

"More Than Ready is the sire of a record-setting 2118 winners to date (72.4% winners to starters), making him the world's most prolific sire of individual winners. Also:

  • The only sire to have an Eclipse Award Champion each year from 2017 to 2020: colts and fillies, dirt and turf
  • More BTWs than any North American sire in history—215 BTWs
  • No. 1 Sire of Breeders' Cup winners in HISTORY with wins: UNI (GB), winner of the Mile [G1], ROY H, 2-time Sprint [G1] champion, RUSHING FALL, winner of the Juvenile Fillies Turf [G1], MORE THAN REAL, winner of the Juvenile Fillies Turf [G1], PLUCK, winner of the Juvenile Turf [G1], REGALLY READY, winner of the Turf Sprint [G1]" From the WinStar site
  • Quite a legacy!
pianot

From: pianot

Aug-27

Was a special one. Only the best....

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RAESFAN

From: RAESFAN

Aug-27

One of the things I’ve noticed over the years, is I can’t recall one of his offspring that balked at, or acted up in, the gate. He always seemed to pass on that cool professional demeanor! I think that’s a sign of exceptional intelligence.

Gerh

From: Gerh

Aug-27

Gone too soon.A great racehorse and a superb sire

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