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the istabraq years
26 Apr 11 18:08
Date Joined: 12 Jun 05
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There will never be another.
Pause Switch to Standard View Saddlers Wells RIP...the king is dead
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Report flushgordon April 26, 2011 6:27 PM BST
the king was northern dancer.
Report neill d April 26, 2011 6:32 PM BST
What a mark he has left though, I wonder is it difficult for them to go on once they give up stallion duties? How do they occupy them, they hardly gelded him did they? or do they just become more malleable and less interested as they get older?
Report Prima Donna April 26, 2011 6:32 PM BST
Sadlers Wells was the most successful TB stallion in history,he alone holds the crown.Incredible stallion and very sad news,have in a way been expecting this news for a while.A massive loss to all his connections the star of the show no doubt about it.
Report flushgordon April 26, 2011 6:38 PM BST
but people dont talk about outcrossing from the saddlers well lineage..
Report David Fishwick Minibus Sales April 26, 2011 6:41 PM BST
Report RipVanWinkle April 26, 2011 7:37 PM BST
Lucky to have met, him a true legend
Report potentialmillionaire April 26, 2011 7:46 PM BST
Well I visited him in his paddock 3 weeks ago and he looked terrific.

Seems he's just keeled over and called time. Getting it all right even at the very end.

It's simply not possible to compare the generations because breeders, book sizes and international boundaries are all so very different from his fathers day. However domination is all you can ask of the very best and that happens very rarely indeed.

Sadlers brought speed, soundness and great temperament to the breed. We owe him a lot.
Report A_T April 26, 2011 7:52 PM BST
Guess noone in history had more fun achieving greatness
Report jmc27 April 26, 2011 8:28 PM BST
Really sad news today, he put not just Coolmore but Ireland on the map his legacy is stamped on both racing codes and in every continent. just like his sire he is a thoroughbred king!
Report kincsem April 26, 2011 11:52 PM BST
He built Coolmore.  RIP.  I met him once.  He produced a very identifiable type, white blaze, black mane, good girth, could run a bit.
Report rubyisgodinthesaddle April 30, 2011 2:56 PM BST
Galileo it closing fast on Sadlers Wells.

Still has a long way to go but my word he is exceptional sire
Report Velasquez April 30, 2011 5:38 PM BST
Neill - do you want Hugh Hefner's phone number...? Grin
Report neill d May 1, 2011 6:30 PM BST
Probably wasn't the best time to be asking such questions, bit like Jim McGrath suggesting Frankel had left his Derby and St James Palace on the Rowley Mile after the race. But yeah I do wonder how they deal with Stallions who are retired from duty when their blood is upLaugh
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