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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Dream On

Reader RG is ready to rush Rachel Alexandra off to the breeding shed....already! Breed Rachel with Ravens Pass or Henrythenavigator? But it seems to me that Rachel is destined for a pre-arranged permanent courtship with Curlin, who of course ran behind those two in the Classic, and who is currently standing at Lane's End for $75,000. Ravens Pass is standing at Darley Ireland for €40,000, or about $54,000; while Henrythenavigator is here in the US at Ashford, for $65,000.

Another entry, along with Jess Jackson's plans to breed Superhorse, in the 'dream on' category, is Dogwood's purchase, for $485,000, of Mine That Bird's full half brother at the Timonium sale.

Campbell said the colt will be shipped to Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and will train under Todd Pletcher.

If all goes well, he could be a candidate for Triple Crown races in 2010. [Augusta Chronicle]
Right, and GM could be reopening plants, Guantanamo could be closed, and there could be slots at Aqueduct!


Anonymous said...

Please never mention Guantanamo and Aqueduct in the same sentence again, you might give someone an idea.

Steve Zorn said...

I'm completely mystified. Dogwood has done very well buying mid-priced horses (originally $50,000-$75,000, more recently up to around $150,000), so why spend all that money for something that we know will turn out to be a regression to the mean genetically? I guess Cot Campbell figures he can find partners who just want to thrill of owning a sibling to a Derby winner, even if the horse ends up with a racing record similar to The Green Monkey's.