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Old 01-30-2007, 12:30 PM   #11
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Unfortunatly there are no offspring of his. He never got to retire to breeding. maybe some brothers or sisters.
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Old 01-30-2007, 01:16 PM   #12
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Oh, I thought they would have been collecting sperm from the day he won the Derby.
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Old 01-30-2007, 02:11 PM   #13
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No he was busy being rushed into surgery. (FYI) Actually, to be a registered Thoroughbred only live cover is allowed. No Invetro- Fertilization or frozen allowed.
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Old 01-30-2007, 04:06 PM   #14
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Old 01-30-2007, 04:08 PM   #15
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Renee, I didn't know that about the sperm. Thank you. btw, he was rushed to surgery after the Preakness, not the Derby.

Isn't this nice:

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. Jan 30, 2007 (AP)— A Florida race track is honoring Barbaro by establishing a scholarship in his name. (Gulfstream Park)
Officials say the award will be worth at least $20,000 and will go to high school students planning to study veterinary medicine at the University of Florida.
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Old 01-30-2007, 04:43 PM   #16
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Super Bowl omen? Could be a bad week for horses.........
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Old 01-30-2007, 06:20 PM   #17
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No one at the moment, as I understand understand it, accepts artificial insemination for thoroughbreds or standardbreds.

Why? I am not sure. But it sure seems if artificial insemination was accepted there would be many chances for corruption. The track has been known for its very classy and honest persons, but at least equally as much for the many crooks who have fixed races.

Many confidence schemes have focused on racehorses.

If a stallion services a mare the owners only pay for the services when there is a foal.

And then they know whom the daddy is.

Just my take on the matter. There may be many others.

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Aunt Dot...I'm very sad about Barbaro but I was sadder to see him in so much pain. He had the best care in the world and there was nothing anyone could do.

I had no idea that they couldn't be artificially inseminated but it sure makes sense. A hoax along those lines just never would have occurred to me. I guess I'm too simple to be a scam artist.
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Old 01-30-2007, 08:27 PM   #19
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Unfortunatly there are no offspring of his. He never got to retire to breeding. maybe some brothers or sisters.
Actually I just read yesterday that Barbaro's mother is expecting in the spring. So far they're saying it's a male.
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No one at the moment, as I understand understand it, accepts artificial insemination for thoroughbreds or standardbreds.

Why? I am not sure. But it sure seems if artificial insemination was accepted there would be many chances for corruption. The track has been known for its very classy and honest persons, but at least equally as much for the many crooks who have fixed races.

Many confidence schemes have focused on racehorses.

If a stallion services a mare the owners only pay for the services when there is a foal.

And then they know whom the daddy is.

Just my take on the matter. There may be many others.

Take care.
There is a simple reason for the banning of AI, whether its valid or not is debatable, my guess, knowing well the fashions of the racing and indeed the larger equine industry is fashion. You get a succesful horse and every mare owner in the world wants to use him. Thats great for genetic diversity in the short term....horses all over the world having access to genes in one place, but then, when you are ready to breed from those offspring you find out they are all half siblings, lol. TBs have to be particularly tight on genetics really, they all decend from the same, I believe, 13 horses - I used to be able to name them all too! So, while the divergence since then has been tremendous, the risk of disaster is also great.
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