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  1. #1
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    Wink Does "Old Friends" allow conjugal visits?

    I have been hoping for the opportunity to breed one of my mares to Afternoon Deelites for a Rasmussen cross to Teddy daughter, Tedmelia (It actually puts Tedmelia's dam, Sunmelia, top, middle, & bottom of the cross).

    Afternoon Deelites:
    http://www.pedigreequery.com/afternoon+deelites
    Camass:
    http://www.pedigreequery.com/camass

    ...I see he has just been retired to Old Friends...good for him...*sigh*

    http://www.louisianabred.com/index.p...ding&Itemid=64



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    Given that he was retired to Old Friends due to infertility, a "conjugal visit" probably doesn't make sense in any case.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Where'sMyWhite View Post
    Given that he was retired to Old Friends due to infertility, a "conjugal visit" probably doesn't make sense in any case.
    True...and he had fertility issues in 2006 due to an adverse reaction to a strangles vaccination according to PedigreeOnline database...but according to the retirement article, "Afternoon Deelites was bred to 27 mares in 2010 and has 34 current Two-Year-Olds." Sooo, they're apparently not all blanks



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    Yeah just not enough to keep the bank balance up high! It is funny how 25-30 mares used to be a full book and now if a stallion ONLY gets that many (settled or not) it isn't enough to bother with!
    Every mighty oak was once a nut that stood its ground.

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    Default Define "Old Friends"!

    Sorry, but I had to remark on the thread title. It made me look twice



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    Your best bet would probably be to give them a call.

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    Actually, their website says, "Based in Georgetown, Ky., Old Friends has begun receiving visitors."

    O my...it actually goes on to say..."We are hosting two to five tours daily (see Visit Old Friends), and while our guests come to visit a few ex-racehorses, they leave having been touched by the heart of a Thoroughbred hero."
    http://www.oldfriendsequine.org/about-us.shtml

    YESSSSS!



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    They are not set up to do breeding and probably wouldn't either. They could get into trouble with their insurance even if they did it just once. If you've ever been to a thoroughbred breeding shed then you know it takes more then 1 or 2 people to get the job done safely. I'm pretty sure they don't have the people to do that. Michael would be happy to know how much you like that horse, but they are there for retirement. No more racing and breeding, just pets. That's his new job.



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    If I did that to my horses they probably would never come near me again!



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