Re: syndication rights

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Posted by Dan on June 25, 2000 at 01:42:51:

In Reply to: Re: syndication rights posted by OPM on June 25, 2000 at 00:37:45:

: This is what brings horse racing down. Fu. Peg being retired without even finishing his 3 yr old season. The same thing happen to Devil's Bag, spend a buck(or don't spend), Indian charlie, etc. horse racing needs a horse who captures the public imagination to run not to go to the breeding shed. That why I will alway have a special place in my heart for the Paulson for running cigar so long.
: : bdhsheets

A couple of points. First of all, Indian Charlie was retired when he blew a suspensory (probably in the Derby), with his pedigree his stud value wasn't significant enough to retire him. I agree it's bad when horses are rushed into retirement (Coronados Quest was about to emerge as a super horse for example) but honestly, the Paulsons probably do the reverse. I mean, take Yagli for example. Both his and, for that matter, Cigar lost some luster by being run beyond their peak. Now I'm not criticizing the Paulsons, they are some of the greatest owners in the game, but most horses these days that are brilliant enough to be studs are also to fragile to continue much beyond their 3yo season. Now, none of this has anything to do with sheets, so we should probably move this discussion elsewhere, but let me placate my ego by predicting right here, right now, that FP is tremendous flop at stud. His dam hasn't dropped anything else and Pine Bluff, who she is closely related to, has been a something of a disappointment at stud except for Lil's Lad. I'm not saying he'll end up standing in Saudi Arabia, but I'd much rather breed to AP Indy or another proven sire who will probably be in a similar price bracket.

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