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    Meet Indy Grand, running for Dan Blacker Racing. He's by AP Indy son Matricule out of Painted La Riva.

    http://www.facebook.com/danblackerra...type=1&theater

    http://www.facebook.com/danblackerra...type=3&theater

    http://www.facebook.com/danblackerra...type=3&theater
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  • #2
    Beautiful!

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    • #3
      awesome!

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      • #4
        Wild!

        Will be interesting to see how he runs.

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        • #5
          the kind of color I wished I could have stuck my arrogant cousin with to diagram the markings, when things were low tech: paper and pencil!

          awesome!

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            #6
            Yes, it will be interesting to see how he runs. The breeding program he came from is known for breeding for color before breeding for speed, but he's got a decent pedigree, with AP Indy and Riva Ridge close up and a bunch of old school runners farther back: Northern Dancer, Swaps, Mr. Prospector, Roberto just to name a few.

            He'll make a nice sporthorse if he's too slow. Hell, I wouldn't mind having him in my barn!
            Last edited by Thoroughbred in Color; Jan. 21, 2013, 12:22 PM. Reason: added info
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            • #7
              ahhhh, he's cute. Just like his trainer I take it he hasn't started yet?
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                #8
                He had one start as a 2 year old, finished 8th. Video here: http://www.kentuckyderby.com/rcn_vid...D/2012-05-04/7.
                It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
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                • #9
                  Wow, he is quite flashy!

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                  • #10
                    I think this is him as a baby

                    http://www.painteddesert.net/images/PAINTED_LA_RIVA.jpg

                    I remember following his dam.
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                      #11
                      Aww!!! So cute!
                      It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
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                      • #12
                        A filly marked very similarly to that named Turf Club sold at the Keeneland January sale two weeks ago.

                        http://apps.keeneland.com/sales/Jan13/pdfs/1732.pdf
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                          #13
                          I remember watching her when she was racing. She's pretty, but I think it's hilarious that she's registered with JC as "white". http://www.flickr.com/photos/creepy_coyote/2585496551/
                          It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
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                            Originally posted by Thoroughbred in Color View Post
                            He had one start as a 2 year old, finished 8th. Video here: http://www.kentuckyderby.com/rcn_vid...D/2012-05-04/7.
                            He ran at Turf Paradise? That's my closest track!

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                            • #15
                              He looks teeny. Very cute!
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                                #16
                                He may be small now, but his sire is 17 hands and if I remember right his dam is fairly big.
                                It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
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                                • #17
                                  He's lovely, and I wouldn't kick him out of my barn, but dear God, I have a hard enough time keeping my current light colored horse clean...I can't imagine trying to keep this guy spotless!
                                  In a society that profits from your self-doubt, liking yourself is a rebellious act.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by see u at x View Post
                                    He's lovely, and I wouldn't kick him out of my barn, but dear God, I have a hard enough time keeping my current light colored horse clean...I can't imagine trying to keep this guy spotless!
                                    A problem I would be more than willing to take on! I love him!
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                                    • #19
                                      WOW! Gorgeous, both of them!

                                      ("White"...come on Jockey Club, really? Is it ever so painful to allow for other colors to be added to the registry?)
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                                        #20
                                        Bumping this thread to see if anyone knows what became of Indy Grand.

                                        According to DB Racing's facebook page, he didn't make the grade as a runner and went to WA to be used as a breeding stallion. I've been unable to find anything about him anywhere though. I hope he is doing well, but if he's in need of a soft landing I've got plenty of room in the pasture .
                                        It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
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