Argentine Derby winner sale confirmed to Ramzan Kadyrov

4 thoughts on “Argentine Derby winner sale confirmed to Ramzan Kadyrov”

  1. From Russia with love . . .

    That picture of Bronze Cannon. Being spirited away by the radical Kadyrov who rules with an iron fist. Does he pick these horse’s by name? Storm “Spark” and Bronze Cannon. Next up, Putin persuades Korea to sell Machine Gun.

    “I don’t care what he looks like, he’ll win in Russia”- Vladimir Kazakov on buying the $3.7 million Dunkirk’s half brother by Dynaformer FOR ONLY $80,000. 2008 Russian Derby and 2009 President’s Cup winner Monomakh bought for only $12,000 in the US (from Mineshaft’s first crop, out of $333,000 stakes winning Danzig daughter- did he have a third ear?). And this year’s Russian Derby Malibu Moon colt Static Memory taken for $15,000. Top four finishers of this race US bred, 6-7 of 12 horse field US bred.

    Mineshaft’s bastard colt . . . the top horse in Russia get’s no respect. No press at Mineshaft’s farm pages. Granted that the winner’s purse was around $50,000 and is not eligible for black type respect here. I looked for every snippet about him I could find, 80% of the material only covered by Sid (as reposted in this comment) Mineshaft’s other big splash Casino Drive still rehabbing in Japan, the big anti-Big Brown fan favorite (and Better Than Honour fans, to be fair) was allowed to drop off the face of the Earth by the media that had previously fawned all over him.

    The Russian buyers picked up around 100 horses from one sale last year in the US. If American bred horses are so dominant in Russia, and they have both dirt and synthetic tracks, I wonder how that will progress. None of our dirt loving sire’s connections seeking to drum up support there? Although a monarch would have more protection dealing with a thugocracy. The sheik’s Arabian racing interests are pursued in Russia as well, maybe he has brought the synthetic (Tapeta?) tracks with him. His thoroughbreds not running in these lowly races though, it would seem. Big moves recently on Japan though.

    1. to Wendy Johnson
      = Granted that the winner’s purse was around $50,000 and is not eligible for black type respect here. =

      2009 Moscow President’s Cup
      winner’s purse $110,119.34

  2. Wendy, in 2009 the US-bred 2-year-olds just dominated stakes races in Russia. Our horses are so much more suited to the dirt and synthetics than the Europeans. I think the trend will be for more and more Russians to buy from USA.

  3. to Wendy Johnson
    = (from Mineshaft’s first crop, out of $333,000 stakes winning Danzig daughter- did he have a third ear?) =

    The chip and very big excrescence. But absolutely normal movements.

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