As in my previous posts, the Argentine Season didnt show any new improvements that the year before in the horses sector, showing that the TB are the most suited and gifted for the Argentine Open matchs.More and more players are playing them like the definitive weapon
La Dolfina is practically unbeatable, as it was last year. There only problem was the incredible unlucky day for the most of there players, but a horrible personal day for Adolfito (lost at least easy 6 penalties).
The crown went to Gral. Rodriguez-Pilar, base of the Ellerstina team, but with the sensation that luck played an definitive roll that final (also with a little help of the referees in my opinion that left them play nearly in the reef of bad behavior).
As told before, La Dolfina is in the way to conquest the Argentine Polo Triple Crown for the first time, due to the superiority of the horses and the skills of there players that are in the time and with the experience learnt the last year.
The contender is the team of Alegria, that reach for the first time a final in one of the argentine polo big 3, with some interesting works form the new kids in the block, Nicolas Pieres and Hilario Ulloa, that posses the skills and willing to win and also they are well mounted too with some really niceTB in there lists, that give them the definitive difference, as shown in the last matches, where they impress everyone in the Palermo' s Polo field. Lucas and Mannix (in different positions that known in years before) but with a correct order in positioning in defence.
My respects in the next final, is for Frederick Mannix. His canadian born, but he learnt with the argentine polo style with native teachers from his early ages, received the support of his family to reach his goals, and the is fullfilling a dream, he reached the best polo final in the world, with his own team and him not as a patron, as a player, and a good one!. I like his courage and goodwill, his good manners and I hope him the best because his an inspiration and a example for future foerign player.
You must make your own mistakes.
Buy proven sport mares with ancestors that had not exactly been sitting still.
A method: outcrossing followed by inbreeding. By outcross I mean the introduction of foreign blood by means of a proven sire. Then we start crossing them with each other, in fact I always prefer to call this line breeding rather than inbreeding. We are now in the process of realizing stages 4 to 5 a further outcross with a common combination.
This is followed by the second line breeding phase. The products are sharply selected on desirables quality, we only breed on the best of them. That is how the bioindustry produces more milk or eggs than the predecessors. A disadvantage with horses is that development takes much longer.
Selection first approach: Pedigree, Conformation, and lose schooling looking for the natural motion (body position, stride, etc).
When looking for a convenient mating, mainly consider the descent of both mare and sire, which must be of flawless pedigree and noblest blood.
Beauty is no held as high as pure blood and performance, they prefer a hardy and strong sire who is known to be fast and has no major defects to any stallion of the far more striking beauty, of which performance they are not sure. (1851 Jager)
Preserve their perfections not to impose the breed, no bad habits, little importance in conformation but great deal to pure descent because they guarantee outstanding qualities.
Cross breeding in earlier generations are less to adapt.
In Constitution find: Hardiness, Endurance, Character and Intelligence.
He is a very perfect animal, he is not large here and small there. There is a balance and harmony through his frame not seen in the other horses.
The quintessence of all good qualities is a compact form.
The importance in the Gallop: Galloping in such regular pace and easy stride than the Prince would say his rider was able to sleeping and low.
Look for Character, that means: Courage, High spirit, Vitality and Gentleness, rather than beauty.
Quiet temper plus natural balance, gives pleasant ride.
The expression of the eyes is like a woman in love (Prince Badr)
The concept: A Family Mare.
Best horse? Black the beauty, Chesnut the speed , a small leggy Grey mare, Happiness and Prosperity – and Good Luck!!
Walk to sedate, Gallop, long and slow.
Above all my recommendation is to devote great care to broodmare their backs are seats of honor and their bellies are inexhaustible treasures (Ammo 1834)
Paradise on earth is found on the back of a good horse, in the story of good books or between the breasts of a woman (a Thales)
Those who forget the lessons of the past are condemned to repeat them.
Buy or Hold proven mares, no age.
Behind every great horse is an excellent mare.
Make a honest look.
Blue blooded mares, up to 12 so in special care and number not out of hand, near a river, out form the road use only a half of land rest or give to local farmers, stable the mares and yearlings, all mares comes in different sizes , sire to each individual, create your own family roots, have a little luck.
Nicks, the statistics analysis of failures are included??? False propaganda.
Dosage index, Darley Arabian too??
See the Power, size ribs and great forelegs.
Create a quality control method with constant improvements, like new info knowledge about genetics and technological advances
Upon this all will test on a clever and important measurements of all individuals to intent to purchase.
Measurements / Class Pedigree Aptitude Conformation.
It’s a process with unique quality individuals that are similar in size, temperament aptitude and class. Regularly all classic horses come from this.
Old saying: Its pedigree tell us what an animal ought to be and its performance tell us what “appears to be” but its progeny tell us what an animal is.
Birth date, conformation and an extraordinary second mare.
Hear everybody around like grooms, trainers in this order, ask for extraordinary behavior (rest, eats, jog temperament in and out the works or the training field)
Find clues as a great heart over lameness or gallop like on a wheel chair or wildlings to fight.
Its not enough to be good one must do it in the right way.
Aging and Genetics:
Sperm divides itself 33 times a year, over 3 decades, about 660.
Changes molecular structure, reason why the gray hair appears.
Best mares produce between 5, 6 and 7 year of age.
Most production between 5 to 10 years of age, Seatle Slew (5+4/ 9)
No great mares more than 17 to 30 in combination with the age of the sire, examples Forego (6+11), Cigar (8+7) Seabiscuit (6+6) Ribot (11+10)
Sire of Sires Average: 7.6+8.4 or 8.6+7.4
Northern Dancer (6+3) Sadlers Wells (19+5) Storm Cat (4+6)
Two horses from the Brasilean Owned Stud, La Providencia, that won the Argentine 1,000 guineas and 2,000 guineas, Juhayana and Koller, where suspended by San Isidros Racing Authorities.
Reason, first and preliminary reports from the Antidoping Laboratory of the San Isidro Racetrack, where positive to band treatments and prohibited substances present in the first controls.
The case and the temporary suspensions was reported and confirmed by Dr Jose Maria Nelson from the Racetrack Comission and be reported by the racetrack to the local criminal authorities due the probable presence of an prohibited drug in one of the result.
Brasilean Trainer Mr. Jose Alves, temporary suspended , as also both horses temporary suspended too.
Ellerstina 12 vs. La Dolfina 10
As told was a Sunny day mild winds blowing from the southeast brought a new champion and a new King Facundo Pieres
Excellent selection of the set of horses give the match for a real team not a constellation of stars in decline as a team
With a worst couple of Argentine Referees, they where so horrible but against both teams but in the last chukka incredibly they let the game be played hard against La Dolfina ...
Also its true that in La Dolfina was the worst day in the present times, with no activity from Mc Donough and specially from Stirling, leaving all the burden to Cambiasso that also lost easy goals for his skills, in his first shows of aging or decadence in the Field 1 of Palermo .
In the match La Dolfina didn't gather to solve the problems of the game, everyone was like in their world without any show of association surprisingly I feel that this was the last time to see them together.