Zabeel was 26 years old when he sired the Group One winner Lizzie L’Amour.
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How old is too old?
- Wed, 11 Apr 2018
- John Richardson
When I ask the question how old is too old, I am not referring to those octogenarians amongst us who regularly contribute to this publication! A while ago a prestigious Facebook page devoted to thoroughbred breeding raised the question as to whether stallions or mares, at some latter stage in their career, become too old to be able to produce top-class progeny. Subsequent postings, including some comments from me, came up with some interesting theories and facts. The discussion originated …
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