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26 Aug 16 20:05
Date Joined: 11 Mar 06
| Topic/replies: 3,650 | Blogger: jmc27's blog
Is this his first crop of 2yr olds at his highest fee or was that last years?
Looking a bit poor on that front again this year, can he be really classified as one of the Worlds best if he hasnt had at least one Grp1 winning 2 yr old?
Would be kind of ironic if AOB got it with one he has down there :-o
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Report A_T August 26, 2016 9:46 PM BST
Does anyone actually use him apart from Sheikh Mohammed and his relatives?
Report potentialmillionaire August 29, 2016 10:14 AM BST
Well she'll need to be supplemented jmc as she hasn't got any entries at all yet and I imagine the group 1s will be closed now!
His fee has always been climbing and these 2yos were conceived off a 75k fee.
His level now is just plain stupid as he lacks a little consistency and as you say doesn't do enough on the 2yo front. One or two good older horses with the potential to add mega bucks to the prize money haul each time does not a mega sire make. Though I appreciate he is a terrific sire but the last rise in fee was daft and I don't know how they regress without looking a little foolish.
Before we chastise darley though we must remember they don't own the horse and I can imagine the owner does blow hot and cold a bit so could be partly to blame.

A-T, he does cover more than a smattering of outside mares, I'd guess at about a third of his book but don't quote me, but he is not easy to get into and as with all these top horses there's foal shares and nomination swaps to consider so I suppose finding a few to actually pay a top fee when they are desperate to use the horse remains entirely possible.

For now.
Report jmc27 August 29, 2016 5:39 PM BST
Hey Potm :) sorry the horse I was reference was the colt African not Veruschka the filly who was with David Wachman but probably will be now with AOB after todays news.

The thing that was a bit strange was the Worlds Greatest Stallion video last year, say they kind of regret chucking that out there!
Report proxygene August 29, 2016 10:21 PM BST
FWIW, I had Dubawi above Galileo as top rated sire for 2015 knocking him off top place after 4 consecutive years. Dubawi didn't make the top 30 for sires of 2 year olds 2015 however.
Report Formtwist August 30, 2016 8:16 PM BST
Off topic but Sir Percy posted impressive results at both Premier and Silver sales. Hope your colt is coming along nicely Proxy to cash in at the foal sale?
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