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"johnny ward" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast
"Time and he sort of threw a fit and John was a great horseman and he knew just what to do and just what not to do but he had to kind of discipline him a little bit you know because he'd been doing this the horse would you know try to get away from your jump around a little bit so John disciplined him and I it was it sort of scared me because you know we're getting ready to sell him and we knew he was going to do well thought he would and John got into him a little bit you know popped him with the shank and kind of yelled at him but that's just what he needed and he calmed down he was never any more trouble really after that except when we got to the sales the first two first day especially acted like a stallion going to the breeding shed and hell I didn't hardly sleep that night I thought we're done you know he calmed down the next day and people you know were looking at him up there and just he was something to see he really was he was like you couldn't mold a statue and get a better looking horse you know muscular and beautiful head and eye he was something well not only were you not done at the sale when when he got a little worked up but the bidding continued to go up and up and he is still to this day the most expensive priced Kentucky Derby winner in history selling for four million dollars and he sold from the Stone Farm consignment so as you're watching the bidding take place take me back to that day what what do you remember about it well the first thing is I went out to check him in the back and I came back in and John Adger and Bob McNair you know Bob was our partner and John was sitting there and I sat down and John said oh no oh no I said what's the matter with you John I just saw the horse he's doing fine and he said look over there our two moneymen have teamed up and Satish Sanand was sitting there with John Magna and Jimmy Ober and all the Coolmore guys and I thought oh god you know they're our two bidders that we were hoping were going to hook up against one another had teamed up and so I thought well I thought right then I said if he threw him with the sale and seeing him every day and how it calmed down and acted I said I'll just try to put a syndicate or something together if he goes too cheap he was the talk of the sale well anyway the bidding started and I didn't even I knew Johnny Ward was interested and he said he had a Japanese client they got to bid against one another and I just held my breath the whole time and got to four million and Johnny bought him for Mr. Sakaguchi and it was a great sale and we were all really excited it was uh it was just a big night you know and then you you sell a horse like that and you just hope he's going to do well and of course he couldn't have done any better really but it all worked out like kind of like a fairy tale yeah there's no doubt about it visiting with Arthur Hancock of Stone Farm remembering the late great Fusaichi Pegasus he started nine times in his career and he won six of those nine tries had a couple of seconds he earned nearly two million dollars in his signature win coming in the 2000 Kentucky Derby after winning the Wood Memorial in mid -April at Aqueduct he is still the last horse to win both the Wood Memorial and the Kentucky Derby all these years later which seems somewhat unimaginable when when you think back on his racing career Arthur what are some of the moments that that will always stand out to you I'll tell you an interesting story um we were at the bar and all there's seven or eight of us standing around there and he had just won the wood the day before I think it was Sunday morning and I said wouldn't it be something if that horse was to win the Kentucky Derby and just at that time this red fox came flying around the barn it was almost like on cue and was going so fast ran through the gate and dove through the fence out you know flank fence sideways and ran down through the field and I said boys that might be an omen I said you ever look at that it was strange and anyway then everything went well went down saw Neal a couple of times at Churchill and of course he won the Derby and it was a great thrill you know for Stone Farm he was the third horse from here to win the Derby after God O'Dell Creek in 94 and Menifee in 99 and to see him win it was just a great thrill and think you know you think back on the foaling and raising him up and all that and I mean that's what we do this for you know it doesn't happen very often but it was just a wonderful life thrill and it was a gift you know and you something look back on I think about him about every week and you just never forget it as we say in Bourbon County it don't get no better than that no it certainly does not when if I were to walk into Stone Farm or maybe even into your house Arthur what what type of Fusaege Pegasus memorabilia am I going to see? Well be frank with you on the left side we got a painting of Sunday Silence and the right side got O'Dell Saul because we you know owned part of them and raced them but in talking to you this morning I'm going to talk to Stacy my wife and we'll get a painting or more the special memories and what he did for the reputation of the farm and everything so thank you for that question and we'll take care of that. Yeah you've mentioned some pretty big names with Sunday Silence and got O'Dell Saul and Stroats Creek and Menifee are there certain characteristics Arthur that good horses just need to possess even at an early age? Well I think one of them is intelligence and as I said you know Fusaege Pegasus as a yearling would come out of the pack to come you know greet you if you walked out there and he was just curious he was smart once it snowed here we had a huge snow and I went with the boys to turn the horses out because the drifts were up four or five feet and I got him because he was kind of my favorite yearling and led him out and he stopped outside the barn and the snow was up to my waist and I was just you know slogging through it and he stopped and kind of inquisitively turned his head and looked at the snow and I said to the guys I said look he's studying this snow I said he's a smart sob you know and he was and they all went out as always he had plenty of energy I think you like to see a horse with energy as a yearling intelligence and you know you and a certain amount of toughness you like to see him out there wrestle around with others and but listen nobody knows Charlie Whittingham said about anything in the horse business he said nobody knows but Whitty and Moe's and they're both dead if I'd known if I'd known that much we wouldn't probably wouldn't have sold him but who knew you know and well I can tell you I can tell you this Arthur it is hallowed ground at Stone Farm and and I'm on the website right now and you've got a gorgeous drone video just kind of a slow little overhead stroll of the entire property and it is simply spectacular takes your breath away and if people want to really get a glimpse of what this game is all about at the at the very start on the breeding side of things go to stonefarm .com
"johnny ward" Discussed on The Final Furlong Podcast
"Two year old races. And he's got a couple of No Name Nevers in there, in his majesty. But as you've already pointed out, Noche Magica was so impressive on his debut at Cork, wasn't he? Look, he's going to have different ground to encounter. We were just talking off air beforehand, weren't we, about how you were saying how nice the weather is over in Ireland at the moment. So the ground is going to be on the quick side, I would say, very different to the heavy ground he encountered at Cork on debut. But look, he was very impressive that day. The clock also backed up what he did. The time figure was a good one. I think both of the Aidan O 'Brien colts have got to step forward on what they did on debut to get close to him. But they're trained by Aidan O 'Brien, so they're going to do that, aren't they? Even these from horses Balli D 'Oral win on debut, you know that they're generally going to come forward again from their debuts. Democracy appears to be the choice of Ryan Moore, Wayne Laudans on his majesty, not a lot between them in the betting. And this is a really, really good race, a really good early season two year old race. But for me, I was impressed with what Noshim Adjika did on debut, backed up by the clock. He'd be the one for me. It's hard to argue with that. Ryan Moore did get it wrong in this race when Fairyland won. Shami Heffernan was on board that day. And it is intriguing to me that Wayne Laudan is on board his majesty because Shami rode that horse on debut. And yet Shami is going to ride an outsider for Brown in team Bayan Bayan. And Wayne is also on board Cairo, who would be the second pick for Balli D 'Oral in the Irish 2000 guineas. So if you want to further prove that Wayne is now second jockey at Balli D 'Oral, I think this weekend kind of proves it. But it's not like Ryan has got it absolutely spot on every single time. And these two would be difficult to split. Yeah, democracy was good on debut. Very, very good and was dominant in the betting as well. Clearly, they expected him to go and win. He'd been entered and pulled out of a race as well. Subsequently, they were going to run him in Nace in the Calyx race that River Tiber won. He wasn't favored for that. River Tiber was quite a short person. He'd been super impressive on his debut and had a lot of hype behind him. So clearly they've decided because of the going to re -route him here, but it puts him into a clash with his majesty. And I don't know if this is very straightforward. I think I would go overall with his majesty. That was a very impressive performance from the Toomey horse. And it's going to be very intriguing to see how that pans out and how it goes. But that performance at the Curra over five, Aidan ran a horse called Unquestionable in that race as well. He's a wooden basset. We're going to see him run tomorrow in the 120. So the form is going to be tested beforehand. He's stepping up to six furlongs. There's a couple in there. There's one you're going to like. There's a justify at a Together Forever called City of Troy. The second we start talking about American pedigrees, he starts to salivate. There's a Nearchos -owned showcasing out of A Kitten's Joy, Norwalk Havoc that has me going. And then there's the wooden basset of I See the Stars Mayor Unquestionable, who Ryan Moore is going to be on board. That maiden looks a really proper one. If Unquestionable was to come out and win that very impressively, it would give me more confidence in his majesty. If he ends up getting lapped, well then it probably is about the Pallet Toomey horse. But I respect democracy an awful lot. I like that. I wouldn't be at all surprised if he steps up and goes and wins. I just think it's intriguing that they were going to run them against River Tiber. And he wasn't favorite. River Tiber was odds on. I think he was seven to four on at the time. So they were willing to run him against a stable companion and lose with a view to stepping him forward, whereas his majesty is coming straight here. And yet the jockey bookings will tell you democracy is number one. Maybe I'm completely overthinking this. Maybe they never had the intention of running democracy. Maybe it was always the case if they were just entering him in case something happened to River Tiber. And when it didn't, then River Tiber took the engagement. But I don't think that's the case. And at the prices, we're getting three to one about his majesty now. I think it'll probably be slightly bigger. Just slightly bigger. And see what the Unquestionable does. And if he manages to go and win, then it's all about his majesty. And I might stick with them anyway. But very interesting in terms of jockey bookings. Before we get to the Irish 2000 Guineas, the Galileo's are in short supply for Aidan O 'Brien now. Galileo's are in short supply for everybody. They don't make them like that anymore. I think it is very intriguing to look at what Aidan O 'Brien has in terms of Galileo's that he can run over the next few days. And it's very limited supply. He's got Farnborough, who's only had four starts. It still is trying to break his maiden. He's going to run on Saturday over seven furlongs. He's a Galileo out of a Tennessee mare, Dower House, who is beautifully bred. A sister to Churchill and Clemmie, two exceptionally talented horses. She will be tilting at windmills essentially in the 1000 Guineas. Jackie Oh also goes in the 1000 Guineas. She's also beautifully bred. She's a full brother to Line of Duty, the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner for Charlie Appleby a few years ago. And she ran well on her second start after winning on debut. It's all coming pretty late to her high chiefness. She's going to go over 10 furlongs. She's a Galileo out of a Kodiak mare and then the sub -zero who runs tonight. Galileo out of a Daburism mare. I thought he ran really well at Leopardstown at the beginning of the season and should step forward and go and win tonight. But it is just intriguing that Galileo was such a dominant stallion and obviously Aidan had great success with him. And Johnny Ward was making an interesting observation, which I strongly disagree with, with Rishi Passad the other day where he was saying that maybe Aidan's dominance was in relation to the fact that he had all the best Galileos and now he doesn't anymore. And so maybe he's not going to be as dominant as he once was. I like Johnny an awful lot. I think he's got some fantastic takes on racing. I really don't agree with that one though.
"johnny ward" Discussed on The Final Furlong Podcast
"Then found out because I'm on the cheapest telephone plan going. I can't even make international calls. So I thought, let's not step a potentially interesting chat. With the fact, I can't even dial out. So basically I certainly email back the person got back to me mixing my phones lighting up. It's buzzing. First time it's paddy. And what followed next was a really hard to kind of get my head around 30 minutes, 45 minutes. With a lot of paddy talking and me listening intently and trying to question him and things take us back to certain points asking more asking for more detail that sort of stuff. I must say he was really engaging character and a great guy to talk to and one thing horse racing aside from this he was great fun to talk to. Let's put it that way. I know the story is turned very bitter, nasty, and it's a fallout between two guys. I couldn't fault how gracious he was in dealing with me and please and thank you and all that sort of stuff. But there is no denying that this story has gone really, really sour and paddy kept saying throughout the course for conversation. I'm being vilified. I'm being vilified, I'm being vilified. And I got the sense that perhaps all the gastro of this guy had blown thunder and the big extrovert sort of stuff. I got the sense that deep down. Whatever disagreements have been with Tony over the running of the horse over she's going to go over hurdles, she's going to stay on flat, what she's going to do is she's going to go for the go away her, all that sort of stuff. I don't think any party really wanted it to quite end like this. And look, a matter will be drawn under this. And Tony was absolutely fantastic, wasn't on racing TV talking about how much the horse meant to him and of that interview with Johnny ward is gold. I mean, Johnny was terrific in doing the interview, but Tony spoke eloquently. And again, you couldn't feel anything but the utmost sympathy for him in this. And I did think he spoke eloquently. And you're a 100% right. That was a terrific interview. I mean, he just looked like a guy who was genuinely hurting to me, but I guess the tough nature of this game. I'd love to be in a position where I could say this one day, but the owners are the owners and even if they don't know two hooks about racing, they have the horse of Intelli trainer, I don't want to do it. Then the trainer has to listen, the train is essentially an employee of the owner, aren't they? So that's the way this is coming about. I'm sure all parties would have wished it could have gone a different route and everything would be hunky Dory, for instance, always still be wedding group ones and going for great ones have hurdles and all that sort of stuff. But it hasn't, but a lot of the comments I think that were picked up from what patty said to me. Especially about his words, by the way, not mine. The horse is welfare. And I think welfare of horses is a term which has basically an umbrella term and there's a lot underneath that when it comes to racing that counts as welfare. I think paddy made reference to some blood tests they did with prince Zoe and he told me that the readings came back unsatisfactory. He said the horse wasn't well. He said the horse wasn't well, and I was advised to take her out of training. Did that necessarily mean he had to take her to a different trainer. I don't know, maybe that was patty's decision to do that alone, but he himself highlighted that though. He said that her blood levels hadn't come right since fairy house. Yeah, he did. And I think he said that it was the timing of when they were taken. So there were quite soon after cheltenham, so she'd run in there's novice hurdle I think there, wasn't it, came 5th, I think. And they were just not sort of a normal levels because there was taken so soon. After a Nigel's race, and I think Tony Tony has addressed that and he's put his side of the story across there. Paddy seemed really insistent that this was a crux point for him. This was the absolute whole that everything came back to the horses wellness. I used the term welfare again, the horse's safety. Again, his words not mine. And he felt that for the horse's safety, it was best if she went to a different trainer. And he did allude to disagreements over her campaigning. He said some words about Danny Mullins and he said, you know, he's a great jockey. He's just not for me. It's not working. And I guess that probably happens quite a lot between owners, trainers and horses, you know, jockeys move around and have one off I did like what happened here, let's get another one in. It seems like in a princess soy situation. Everything has been massively heightened and Tony has sort of flooded his Twitter really, hasn't he with videos of princess so even photos and you can't help but be moved a little bit by the obvious connection Bond love they shared. I guess what I'm trying to say is that with paddy that got stripped away and he thought my horse is not well here. Regardless of campaign on what's going to happen, I feel and this is just him saying this, I feel she'll be better with a different trainer. And I think that was the key point he was trying to get across to me. So all the talk about campaign and races is sort of, by the wayside, he said for how I think how I think my horse is going to be well, I'm taking her out of this yard and she's going to a different one. Yeah, his point about, look,
"johnny ward" Discussed on The Final Furlong Podcast
"You got to speak to the owner at the center of one of the biggest stories to emerge in Irish racing in the last few years. And that is the princess Zoe. Saga, now at this point because this has dragged on for months. Paddy keo is the owner. And you wrote a piece about this in the sun. Tony Mullins took to the tweet machine to put up a video of I thought she was going to stud. But clearly I was wrong as a horse box turns up, she's being moved. We now know that she's going to be moved to Paul Nolan's, but that came about because of your interview with patty. How did it come about? Here's a strange one, really. I was just in the office and an email dropped into my inbox, saying, paddy would like to speak to you. Can you give us a call, please? So I thought, oh, okay, this is quite interesting. How does this come about? And why me basically? And then I tried to ring the number, which was an Irish number, of course, then found out because I'm on the cheapest telephone plan going. I can't even make international calls. So I thought, let's not skip a potentially interesting chat. With the fact, I can't even dial out. So basically, I set an email back. The person got back to me, mixing my phones lighting up. It's buzzing. It's paddy. And what followed next was a really hard to kind of get my head around 30 minutes, 45 minutes. With a lot of paddy talking and me listening intently and trying to question him on things, take us back to certain points asking more asking for more detail, that sort of stuff. I must say he was really engaging character and a great guy to talk to. And one thing horse racing aside from this, he was great fun to talk to. Let's put it that way. I know the story is turned very bitter, nasty and it's fallout between two guys. I couldn't fault how gracious he was in dealing with me and please and thank you and all that sort of stuff. But there is no denying that the story has gone really, really sour and paddy kept saying throughout the course of our conversation. I'm being vilified. I'm being vilified. I'm being vilified. And I got the sense that perhaps all the gastro of this guy had blown thunder and the big extrovert sort of stuff. I got the sense that deep down. Whatever disagreements have been with Tony over the running of the horse, however, she's going to go over hurdles. She's going to stay on flat, what she's going to do, is she going to go for a goal with her and all that sort of stuff. I don't think any party really wanted it to quite end like this. And look, a matter will be drawn under this. And Tony was absolutely fantastic, wasn't on racing TV talking about how much the horse meant to him and that interview with Johnny ward is gold. I mean, Johnny was terrific in doing the interview, but Tony spoke eloquently. And again, you couldn't feel anything but the utmost sympathy for him in this. And I did think he spoke eloquently. And you're a 100% right. That was a terrific interview. I mean, he just looked like a guy who was genuinely hurting to me, but I guess the tough nature of this game. I'd love to be in a position where I could say this one day, but the owners are the owners and even if they don't know two hoots about racing, they have the horse of a tele trainer, I don't want to do it, then the trainer has to listen. The training essentially deployed the owner, aren't they? So that's the way this has come about. I'm sure all parties would have wished it could have gone a different route and everything would be hunky Dory, for instance, always there will be wedding group ones and going for great ones. I've hurdles and all that sort of stuff. But it hasn't, but a lot of the comments I think that were picked up from what patty said to me, especially about his words, by the way, not mine. His words with the horse's welfare. And I think, welfare of forces is a term which is basically an umbrella term and there's a lot underneath that when it comes to racing that counts as welfare. I think paddy made reference to some blood tests they did with prince Zoe and he told me that the readings came back unsatisfactory. He said the horse wasn't well. He said the horse wasn't well, and I was advised to take her out of training. Did that necessarily mean he had to take her to a different trainer. I don't know, maybe that was patty's decision to do that alone, but himself highlight that though. He said that her blood levels hadn't come right since ferry house. Yeah, he did. And I think he said that it was the timing of when they were taken, so they were quite soon after cheltenham, so she'd run in a mez novice hurdle I think there, wasn't it came 5th, I think. And they were just not sort of a normal levels because there was taken so soon. After Nigel's race,
"johnny ward" Discussed on Dad So Hard
"Desserts. You gotta do it. And if that is in big difficult for me so like people say to cop out. You're doing it to be held the van. It's actually very difficult for me to give up sweets. No i love. I like i just i i and i wanna cut down carbs. I can't eliminate carbs. Slow but i do need to cut them down but Yeah that that the diet thing. That's the thing. I need to give iran. Having deserved. i grew up in house where my father every night with. Have a of a screen than a competency every single night. Dessert was not a a a special thing. Desert rose part of the meal but his restaurant by sticks. There's an appetizer. Salad entree in the desert. Don't have a full course meal. It is not dinner and we'd dessert is not special dessert. My kids have dessert every night. Alliterate yet. I have dessert. Probably every hour hour and a half. It's a desire which is crazy. And since i'd started putting a lock on the pantry the other day they ripped. They literally broke in half. They're too old for a lock. Many there many bolts. I think it's gonna put like Like a chain on it now number one. What is the number one snack eaten in the mccartney household man. What are your kids. Go to probably those Mini muffins the Called little bites like that. Nunes there which flavor which forever chocolate chip so so basic danny so this listen this is where this is where we are We will parallel lives one island one one hudson river away from each other winner bikes. I if you're intimates out there. I single handily. Cubans of afloat. My son probably eats three to four packages of the fun. Fatty bonilla muffins. Everyday he screamed my dad's where my hands that good he calls. The monkeys brownie want phenomenal. But we never buy them for some reason. No shame shame. Just want the ones. We tried get in their cookies they could. Unc cookies mothers pack a for their buy one get one free every once in a while it stop shop. I'm walking out all the time. There's a deal on. That mccrea's is insane. It's insane when i pay through a six hundred nine for some reason. We convinced ourselves that. That's also a breakfast so nine times. I'll say eight times out of ten. We're rushing out of the house like trying to get school. It's like all right so take your take abegg muffins for breakfast. That's not really fucking breakfast. But it's not as kate but like i literally morning even little bit eleven. Throaty cody cody. That like a and i it. Sometimes i think they're good. I haven't even. They do go where. I rose as you do need to intimates when i like about them as they are fresh because if you buy two if you buy them like yes you gotta get hard and you need to. Shane has rejected some every. He's a of sore of the sell by date again. This garbage out of the unique buying them by them weekly is a big deal but that that's his stats so funny that you seared stuff as That that is hysterical. So the other exhausted. I'm going to be giving up. I'm gonna continue my fitness. Have you been watching a nets. you'd be watching cobra. Kai is quite now with people trying to get me into it. And you know what i'll tell you a little low. I'm very stubborn person. And i've already. I've announced that wasn't going to wash it. And all i keep hearing is that it's good. It's great it's great. It's gotten better. But i've already put my foot in the sand i've drawn a line. I can't watch it so there's two things i've already decided that i'm against it so i can't go back on my work to myself. I think you could maybe watch one episode as as insight insight into our pie tried. I tried. I tried to the first episode and i was like you know what i want. The i watched the first episode a year ago and was like not for me and i went back to so to an album. Obsessed like up. Bright when i watched the show i think about. Are you johnny warrants. An m. i. Tony larussa A larusso or danny russo. Or you january. So on johnny wards. 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In johnny orange the actors like the guys that he's the cousin is like you knows what he's doing the show they also make him to be a technology like missile gingrich literally knows nothing guy so i thought that earlier we were talking about a clubhouse and you have what is this and i'm like it's called the internet of audio like this of which is actually a good segue for anybody listening. If you have not downloaded the cope has app. That means nobody has invited you to chew on if you have happened to be invited to join a jury very special dad so hard clubhouse audio session This coming march. We are a danny neier both on the platform. We are canoeing ideas. We are going to try to see if we can help a bridge. Our community for all the fathers at are on clubhouse. We're going to check it out so let us know if you want it us now and we're gonna we're gonna on the cutting edge of technology to us and we're gonna continue that we're going to educate you believe has is audio. 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