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Offline j.r.b.

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O.P. « 2019-Apr-11, 09:22 AM »
Retired.

Initial fee $77,000.

Offline JWesleyHarding

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« 2019-Apr-13, 09:34 PM Reply #1 »
Those money-hungry bastards deserve this bloke to be a flop at stud.

They should be forced to put the sport before their commercial endeavours?

I remember thinking that this would be the future for racing when Mike Willisee bought and retired Best Western.

The offspring of sires less than six years old should not be accepted by the thoroughbred studbooks. :bulb:

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« 2019-Apr-14, 12:06 PM Reply #2 »
Those money-hungry bastards deserve this bloke to be a flop at stud.

They should be forced to put the sport before their commercial endeavours?

I remember thinking that this would be the future for racing when Mike Willisee bought and retired Best Western.

The offspring of sires less than six years old should not be accepted by the thoroughbred studbooks. :bulb:

Gerry Harvey and John Singleton bought into Best Western, not Mike Willessee. He had Transmedia Stud and Snippets.

The Ingrams retired Crown Jester a few years earlier at the end of his 2yo season. He was beaten once, when unplaced as favourite in the Golden Slipper.

Stanley Wootton retired Best Western’s old man, Bletchingly, after he won after the Galaxy in 1975. He had 5 starts and won 4 of them.

Been happening the world over for aeons, Jeff.

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« 2019-Apr-14, 01:27 PM Reply #3 »
I wonder what the reaction of the breeding world would be if they drug tested the stallions or mares at studs for pain killers, steroids etc.

Animal activists will have a field day.

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« 2019-Apr-14, 03:30 PM Reply #4 »
Gerry Harvey and John Singleton bought into Best Western, not Mike Willessee. .

Been happening the world over for aeons, Jeff.

I would have sworn Willesee bought him. Oh well, been wrong before and will be again, I'm sure.

Just because it's been happening worldwide for aeons doesn't mean it can't be changed.

 

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« 2019-Apr-14, 08:23 PM Reply #5 »
Spot on JWH. Great commercial decision and that's all .  What was he doing yesterday if he was any good ? He was at home avoiding the real top liners. Best win arguably the Caulfield Guineas. The horse he beat has finished behind 21 of his next 31 rivals in three subsequent runs. Totally over rated and for that reason the decision made is a smart commercial move. I wonder how long they thought about being lapped by Winx. Not long I would suggest.


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