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  1. Dopey

    Pedigree Patterns

    Given O'Reilly's Princequillo connection you can see potentially one reason why the savabeel O'Reilly cross is so potent.?.... Apart from type reasons of course.
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    Pedigree Patterns

    How about ocean park over O'Reilly mares (say turf fire)?
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    Pedigree Patterns

    Thanks Swynford Its always nice to have a follow up acknowledgement on a breeding effort. I've got the full in turf fires tummy as I like to follow a nice colt up with another. She has a pins filly yearling and pins colt weanling. I'd be interested in what you think of the nearco build up from her and pins ( check out the 2 White hind feet on nogara, turf fire, don Carlo, and also both pins...loving it) to to me Don Carlo is a stronger version of turf fire in type, with all the same colouring. I remind you that you had a hand in that mating post our chat at equidays. Cheers chris.
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    ashburton trials 23rd march

    Totally agree.
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    Pedigree Patterns Fastnet Rock

    Nice observations Swynford. I enjoy your thinking and posts. I would still require an athlete to be standing in front of me before purchase, but I like where you go with your posts.
  6. Sorry didn't see the other thread going on this .
  7. intersting to see that the ashburton racing club are evicting a local trainer while imploding at the committee level at the same time. irrespective of the issues (on both sides) it does seem to be a real shame that the club are internally and externally turning on their own. Never a great look and not good for either party. Why dont they just meet, exchange a willingness to talk, and sort it out.
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    Stallion for a Danske broodmare

    I really like the ocean park foals. $30k - but he is a well performed good prospect
  9. I'd just like to acknowledge Phil Andrews passing and thank him for training my first winner. RIP Phil. Many an enjoyable chat over the years at Riccarton.
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    RIP Phil Andrews - Trainer

    Also a link to further history
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    This is why NZ racing is stuffed

    Nz, best lowest cost pre training area....
  12. I'd be listening to swynford
  13. Swynford will sort you out with a recommendation
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    Per Incanto

    Dream on. $30k is not justifiable in today's climate. And I like the horse, and have bred a nice colt. In time yes, and if he stacks up in Australia - then more.
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    Val De Loir

    Also I think dandino has VdL in his bottom quarter !?
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    Good answer
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    Send your mares to him then before the big price rise. Actually I doubt that mark and the team would move his fee much given their 'policy' to not hike up fees quickly.
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    I note the breeding of yesterday's two feature is out of an exceed and excell (champion) mare and the other from a volksraad (champion) mare, and bother horses look like they have thrown to the type of their dame sires to my eye, HOWEVER.... Good on the sire, as he's obviously allowing genetics / performance to 'out'.... He's growing on me. Too impress I'd like to see a modest pedigree horse come good. IMHO
  19. So my answer is that racetrack performance may not come through for many reasons be it injury temperament, man made behaviour, lacks of funds, I'm not sure eight carat raced? But genetics can still be good. Many good breeders use mares that are unraced. Lessor performed stallions have a harder road.
  20. Either the stallion got the right genetics passed on in the genetic lottery or he didn't. There is no point trying to breed to lines in horses if they didn't inherit the bits your after. Ask Mendel. Or in other words swynford just because the names are there doesn't mean their influence made it through as it's all about probability of genetic inheritance. I think from memory Mendel implied mating 4 times is required to see your required trait once (statistically). Others may correct me.
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    Per Incanto

    My maiden mare had a good sized per Incanto colt first up. One factor that will help his prodgeny is the great temperament they all have. Now We have all heard stud masters talk about good temperaments but they are outstanding to handle, and I've had a few on the farm now. ( I have no interest in the horse or any to sell)
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    Per Incanto

    Pleased for the LA team on their first start first win outcome for Per Incanto. As a three year old he beat the older sprinters in their version of the railway.
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    Who actually has Raced Ninety?

    Actually it's quite funny