I saw this mare a while back. In fact, I liked her on paper so much I decided to look her up online. There was a blog started about her at some point in time. I do wonder why she has made the decision to sell her (because she sounded excited have her).
(Impressive string of reines de course on that damline!)
Oh – though Straight Deal no less – my mare shares the same lines!
Straight Deal also has Turn To through Hail to Reason.
These posts are from another thread I started quite some time ago asking about my mare’s linage:
Originally Posted by pony grandma
I just looked at the pedigree - the mare Straight Deal in your mare's bloodline is very NICE. She is an iron maiden! She was a Stakes Winner and raced with 99 starts back in the 60's, won $733,000 (add inflation to make mega $$ now), retired and had 10 foals!! You are NOT going to find 99 starts with 21 wins on any horses! She had to stay sound to do that.
Originally Posted by vineyridge
Then you have several crosses to Teddy, including one to Big Hurry, a daughter of La Troienne. That means the tail female line of Straight Deal is one of the most royal you can find in TB land, and Teddy is one of the best sires of the Twentieth Century. Since you've got the cross of the La Troienne line to the Hail To Reason line, it's no wonder that Straight Deal was the real deal.
Being as So Endearing is the full sister to Universal (my mare's dam sire) the quotes above apply here.
Last edited by Appsolute; Dec. 12, 2012 at 09:25 PM.
Clarksdale, MS--the golden buckle on the cotton belt
Originally Posted by foxhavenfarm
She IS nice. I think they'll be really lucky to get what they're asking for her though in this economy unfortunately.
I read the blog. The blogger seems to have gotten this mare, maybe for free, in October of this year. She doesn't seem to have had much recent horse experience and the mare essentially knew nothing about being a riding horse. Perhaps the blogger was just overfaced with the mare. But if she got her for free in October and can flip her for 2,500, the blogger will be making a very good profit in only three months.
Still can't figure out from the blog if the writer was in KY when she got the mare, but the Craigslist ad is in Ocala. If the blogger moved to Florida, that might explain the quick flip attempt also. The blogger may have also never owned the horse and was working with her on the owner's farm in KY. And it's the original owner who is still trying to sell her from the Florida Craigslist.
At any rate, there is a story here.
Whatever it is, I LOVE this mare.
"I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay." Thread killer Extraordinaire
The mare is in Lexington. The woman is experienced but got busy with November sales as she's a bloodstock agent. She also admitted to being a weather wuss, so the mare is sitting. She thought of breeding her in 2013 but her job situation has changed, hence the sale of her.
Nice mare , great lines. Hope someone picks her up *cough* Fred * cough*
I spent all last week so anxious about a mare at FL, and then was very happy to find out that one of our own coth members has bought her.
I love the looks of this mare, and her pedigree, and think it would be a terrific match.