Originally Posted by TrueColours
SpringWolf - is this going to be a race baby??? I would think so with Tomahawk as the sire ...
Are you going to keep it to race yourself or put it through the sales?
I bred my race mare to Alumni Hall last year and got a lovely colt in April. I am still debating whether he will go through the Woodbine or Keeneland sales in 2010 or we'll hang onto him ourselves to race ...
Good luck - hope your mare co-operates soon! We are SO fortunate to have the 2 stallions here. They let us know when the mares are ready to breed and the constant stimulus gets them cycling as well sooner than if the mares were on their own without a stallion in residence
yes it is a race baby, first one...and first foal ever! We studied stallions ALL winter long. And learning everything we possibly could!
We had it narrowed down to Alumni Hall, Weather Warning, Sky Conqueror and Tomahawk. I really liked Sky Conqueror, thought he would be an awesome match for our mare, the only thing that held us back was he had no foals...and then it turned out they pulled him from stud and back into racing. So that decision was easy. So lots more discussion....and it turned out to be Tomahawk.
She's booked to go as soon as she's ready. We are doing a trailer breeding, so our vet is keeping a close eye on her....lol good way to see the vet A LOT (which turned out to be a good thing as I had a horse choke and he was already on his way as he was checking the mare)!! She had a hotshot last month, but it didnt do much good....was progressing really slowly. I had a stallion on the property, we even used to tease her, she didnt care...lol But I just gelded him a month ago as I didnt have a use for him to be a stallion anymore due to getting into the race horses. I hadnt even bred him anyways (he is a purebred Arabian). He's my special riding horse...my baby. She actually seems to prefer this other mare in her paddock.....they are ALWAYS fooling around.....dirty girls!! Lol
We are not keeping the foal, once its a yearling it's being consigned to Hill and Dale farms and then off to Woodbine auction.....cause as it is right now, we are 'nobodies' in the horse racing world. Hoping to change that tho!
Have you ever raced your own babies before?? I was told not to get into that aspect unless I had tons of money to burn....lol But I guess sometimes it could be tempting.....
Good luck to you!!