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Take Control - Azeri's Foal Wins

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  • Take Control - Azeri's Foal Wins

    Maybe, just maybe, this one will live up to at least some of the expectations. Green as can be, but the boy can turn it on!

    video on Bloodhorse: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-raci...oal-wins-debut

    I'm no expert, but by AP Indy out of Azeri, is he like one of the best bred boys on the planet???

    I'll be following this one .

  • #2
    Very green, and had an interesting moment switching leads at the top of the stretch, but he looks promising.


    • #3
      My KD pick, from afar. Is he as stunning to look at as they claimed? Was anyone here at this race in person? I think it sounds like an impressive first start, and no problem with the distance.


      • #4
        I was wondering about his appearance myself- any action or paddock photos? Anyone see him? If I recall, he was a stunner when he sold at auction.


        • #5
          Even though it's said that champion mares rarely reproduce themselves, I'm excited about him too. 'Got him in my virtual stable.

          Is is just me, or does his LF look a little clubby?

          The TB Times had a nice shot of him winning: Take Control


          • #6
            I thought it was interesting how his steering didn't seem to be installed. Not just in the stretch, but coming back as well, he was pretty rubber-necked. You'd think one that had been through the 2YO sales would be pretty broke to that, but maybe he's got a little streak in him.

            He'll be interesting to watch, for sure!
            Life would be infinitely better if pinatas suddenly appeared throughout the day.


            • #7
              if I remember right, he had a slight clubfoot when sold as a yearling, would be interesting to see if they got that fixed.

              it was a sloooooow race against not much, but glad for his mom that he won. Won't be surprised if we never hear anything about him again. ;
              It's a uterus, not a clown car. - Sayyedati


              • #8
                Here he is in April. Sorry, it was the 2YO sale, not the yearling sale. (You know, the one where he actually SOLD.)

                It's a uterus, not a clown car. - Sayyedati


                • #9
                  what a funny little broomtail he has...
                  "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"


                  • Original Poster

                    Originally posted by Barnfairy View Post
                    Even though it's said that champion mares rarely reproduce themselves, I'm excited about him too. 'Got him in my virtual stable.

                    Is is just me, or does his LF look a little clubby?

                    The TB Times had a nice shot of him winning: Take Control
                    They also say 'breed the best to the best and hope for the best'. I think as a colt he'd have to win the Triple Crown, the Travers, JCGC and finish with the Classic to match his mom's best season. If he's even half as good as she was, he'll be a good one. He definitely has some big shoes to fill though.

                    I looked at the LF, I agree. It does look clubby. I'm curious now to see how the super pro trainers manage it.

                    I'm in the fan club and hoping he continues to make a good showing of himself.


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Barnfairy View Post
                      Even though it's said that champion mares rarely reproduce themselves, I'm excited about him too.

                      hey, if they were all Personal Ensign or My Flag, what fun would that be?
                      Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by DMK View Post
                        hey, if they were all Personal Ensign or My Flag, what fun would that be?
                        ....and don't forget My Flag foaled STORM FLAG FLYING (by Storm Cat). All 3 won the Breeders Cup -- Personal Ensign as a 4 yr. old....My Flag & Storm Flag Flying the Juvenile.

                        Storm Flag Flying so far has had a COLT by AP Indy that isn't as much as a superstar as his mom, but still broke his maiden at Belmont (Oct. 09).

                        ....that line is definitely reproducing greatness......


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Calena View Post
                          I looked at the LF, I agree. It does look clubby. I'm curious now to see how the super pro trainers manage it.
                          Not unusual for the Seattle Slew line. Looks like a Grade 1 from the outside, so I'm sure they'll manage it fine.


                          • Original Poster

                            Originally posted by Las Olas View Post
                            Not unusual for the Seattle Slew line. Looks like a Grade 1 from the outside, so I'm sure they'll manage it fine.
                            Hmm . . . I think you misunderstood me. I wasn't being sarcastic. I'm just wondering what if anything they do differently when conditioning a multi-million dollar race horse with a slight club foot. I might learn a thing or two .

                            I didn't know that about the Seattle Slew line. Thanks for the info.


                            • #15
                              This colt has dropped off the radar, last work in Oct 2010. Anyone got news??


                              • #16
                                Club footed horses run all the time. As long as they are kept properly trimmed (and aren't really extreme) they don't usually bother them too much. Assault was called the club footed comet for a severe injury he had as a yearling which left his foot deformed. Didn't slow him down much!

                                I too was wondering where this guy went. I sure hope they don't retire him to stud on the basis of one win!
                                Every mighty oak was once a nut that stood its ground.

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