Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Other March Madness

What’s going on here? I just read about the Scat Daddy colt that brought $400,000 yesterday at OBS. I hope it’s just the bad angle of the picture and that colt is NOT as back at the knees as the picture suggests. Bought by the Japanese, let’s just say, I’m glad I’m not sending a horse to Japan at the moment.

And In the same article, (read at the Blood Horse) famous -trainer told famous -owner to buy a Street Sense colt, AFTER he chipped an ankle in his :10 workout.

Did I read that right?

Sweet Ducky has been sold to the Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, who is also friend of Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi. Though the first report I saw said “anonymous” buyer, that kind of news doesn’t stay secret very long.

Really? Is this really true? C’mon, there must be some mistake….

In all seriousness, I heard from a friend in Tokyo who bought several stallion prospects from my dad back in the day, and he assured us that his immediate family is safe. But as great as that was to hear, the rest of his e-mail was chilling. His wife’s sister and her family lived in the area where the tsunami hit, and their village was washed away. They are unaccounted for. Though I don’t know these people, it just makes this catastrophe much more real to me. He went on to say that because of the “nuclear disaster” (his words), many foreigners are leaving. There are quakes every 10 to 15 minutes, and they are faced with power and water shortages, no gas, no bread, no milk, no bottled water and serious transportation problems.

Not quite the March Madness that we are used to.

Over at the Paulick Report, they have a fundraiser with contributions going to the American Red Cross for Japan Relief. You can also sign up for the PR Helping Japan NCAA Bracket Challenge, but you have to do it before tomorrow at noon.

 And will it be the Morehead Eagles or the Louisville Cardinals in the first round?


  1. It was actually I that purchased Sweet Ducky. The Smith

  2. Your dad?
    Are you in the business?

    As for PR.
    A lot of these people keep barking up the wrong tree. Over and Over again. Sad.