Laoban gone, age 8

He was such a promising sire. Probably had his best book of mares this season.

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Very strange statement from Walden: “Walden said that there would be no further comment from the farm.”

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Maybe not too odd. They’re damned if they do, damned if they don’t. Maybe they just are sick and tired of armchair experts.

When I first saw the announcement on Paulick’s FB post, there were about 10 comments, one of which was “what did they do to him?”. So yeah, I wouldn’t blame them for keeping mum.

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What a terrible loss. He had some good looking get at the sales as well as his runners.

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Such a good looking boy!

Everyone knows that freak things happen- you’re leading a horse, it rears up and falls over, lands wrong and is gone, and so many other bad situations. No one wants to have to deal with the finger pointing.

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Two of his 2YO at the FT Mid Atlantic sales

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Another;https://vimeo.com/547292493

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Coincidentally, I did the farm tour at WinStar yesterday, and nobody there said a word about it. I had no idea until I heard about it later in the day from someone else.

Not that I blame them. But still. Very weird to find out after the fact.