The War Emblem saga continues, as Japan is in denial that he is gay. The Japanese say that it’s just a phase, but War Emblem says he was born this way. This year, War Emblem was shown 100 mares, and only covered one. Unfortunately, that sole mare is not in foal, so War Emblem will not sire any foals in 2007.
Perhaps it’s time to try some unorthodox breeding techniques. For instance, they could use a male teaser horse, but as War Emblem nears the teaser they could blindfold him and pull the old switch-a-roo with a mare. It can take less than a minute for War Emblem to deliver his seed, and maybe he won’t realize that it was a mare. If they want to take it to the extreme, they could pull the double switch-a-roo and bring the male back after War Emblem is done with the mare, and dump a bucket of yogurt on the male’s back before removing the blindfold.
Since War Emblem has “brokeback” into the headlines, I thought I’d repost one of your favorite videos-Brokeback War Emblem
English Channel turned the table on Manhattan Handicap winner Cacique yesterday, in the Grade 1 United Nations Stakes at Monmouth Park. After being rank under John Velazquez in the early stages, English Channel exploded with a brilliant stretch run to overcome Cacique. 9-5 favorite Relaxed Gesture finished third in the 1 3/8 Mile turf contest.