Sadly, my #1 and #2 overall choices have been eliminated :-( The round 4 voting was not as evenly distributed across the four remaining stallions as I anticipated so preference went to the horses that were very strong in one category leaving the ones who are strong all-around overshadowed. I will definitely be providing a "post mortem" blog about these results, but for now please take time to look over these wonderful stallions' impressive profiles.
These eliminations just keep getting harder and harder. In this match we said goodbye to Lentenor - a full brother to famed Barbaro - and Revolutionary - a third place finisher in the Kentucky Derby with over $1.3 million in winnings!
These two matches are undoubtedly the ones about which I've been the most torn so far, and it showed in the voting results. Both eliminated stallions are veterans (ages 16 and 20), and they both have a LOT to like about them. It just goes to show we're really narrowing down the options now that we've gone from 30 stallions t0 only 8 remaining.
By Kyle Rothfus
This blog is dedicated to providing insight about OTTB re-training, Thoroughbred pedigrees and general equine care. You can also track the progress of horses I have for sale through posts here.