Bletchley Park offspring

Nickelodeon

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Ok, please excuse my absolute ignorance when it comes to do with anything in the horse racing world :eek: But I was just curious about Bletchley Park and what sort of progeny he produces? My instructor owns one of his offspring (a gelding ex-racer which I have been riding for a few months), but I'm just interested to know other people's experiences, good or bad. Do they prove to be good horses? Successful?
 

misskel

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BP throws beautiful horses. I have dealt with a lot of them and they are generally lovely horses in every way. Have not met a nasty one yet. Have met a few nervy ones but thats about as bad as they get. He himself is a lovely animal.
 

norrishbex

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As a whole they are really nice horses, but Bletchley Park has a reputation for throwing horses with bad feet.
 

cobbie

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I ride one for his owner and he is calm and gentle in his nature. But yeah majority of the ones I know have or had bad feet (which can be corrected with time and a good farrier) and are short striding in their movement (most of the time due to their feet), like anything though depends on the horse :) All the ones I know are pretty good :) Have met a colt who was a bit funny but, he was a colt :p
 
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Marquis

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I work with BP and find that he is great to be arround very good at mating season not a mean bone in his body his off spring a good too handle have never had a problem with any of them
 

Lokenzo

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I have one, picture below. Temperaments to die for, front ends to die for but yes, my 1 and only critisism is their terrible feet! The reason they move short is usually their crap feet and with a bit of work they can actually move quite well. BP's actually took out most of the classes at the Royal last year. Paddy only won 2 races but his full brother won $150k on the track.

Here is my BP -
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CABALLO

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I knew of a BP that was very nasty he was little colt that was orphaned and he was a B*S***D of a horse that no one like and they called him Devil.

But I have a girlfriend who works at Lynwood Park Stud and she loves them, she thinks out of all of them she would rather deal with BP than some of the other ones...
 

Playin With Fire

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Orphaned foals are always different I find as they lack their mothers discipline when they're young and can turn out quite pushy.
Kimaley, I still think Paddy is one HOT pony (even if he causes you immense wallet pain).
 

Kyara

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Nick. I am pretty sure that you are talking about Earl. Well, Duchess is also a Bletchly Park.
 

Que Sera Sera

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Oh Kimaley, another photo of Paddy to stick on my fridge!!

Tarz is riding my BP at newcomers. We are not as experienced as Kimaley, so our boy has not come on as well in the short amount of time that we have had him.

I have to say BP TBs are not the normal OTTBs you find out there. Their temperaments are amazing. I have heard nothing but good things about BP offspring. Yes they do have bad feet, but we have this problem under control now after 6 months of a good farrier and biotin.

Definately a keeper for life horse.
 

Lokenzo

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Orphaned foals are always different I find as they lack their mothers discipline when they're young and can turn out quite pushy.
Kimaley, I still think Paddy is one HOT pony (even if he causes you immense wallet pain).

Haha, wallet pain is a definite but he is so worth it. I have had some good news with him that will come out in time.

And I agree QSS, these horses are keepers for life! :)*
 

Dark Embrace

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I have a BP... he is a sweetheart, but like most has bad feet... All BP i have worked with have been very quiet and easy to do everything with.... and good looking horses too!!
 

Nanna

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Bubbles has a lovely BP

He was a very good race horse - won the Ascot Gold Cup etc

Now is a show horse and is a very good one too (qualified for the Grand National in the past)

Now is loving his new past time in jumping and does a mean dressage test to boot!

I would post a pic but no idea now - lol

Maybe Bubbles will for us
 

mylittlepony

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i have a BP, and ill have him for life:D ive also worked with A LOT of BPs, and am yet to meet one I dont like. Such beautifully natured horses. and to be honest I have only seen a few with bad feet. Red has perfect feet, never a problem with them. :)*
 

Lokenzo

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Wattle, that was Josh. I have heard about the one sold overseas but don't know much about it.

Nanna, you are right about Bubbles boy, he is absolutely gorgeous!
 

MinninupRoad

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theyre beautiful horses to look at and have great temperaments, but am yet to see one that can move reasonably well!!! not saying they move badly :eek: but just havent seen one with a trot that turns your head a little
 
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