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Shelbie
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« on: August 09, 2017, 08:30:10 PM »

Last year the thread started in July, so I feel we've improved!  ;D Any new faces potentially entering the shed next year?
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 06:10:11 PM »

I wasn't following racehorses much this year, but I really like GUN RUNNER - he caught my eye when I saw a photo of him on Twitter, by Barbara Livingston; or rather a photo of his tail with a horseshoe which got tangled up during a race  ;D

Here the pic:

https://twitter.com/DRFLivingston/status/893961484384038912

I don't know if he's retiring next year but looks interesting as a sire: by Candy Ride, out of Quiet Giant / Giant's Causeway. I know that we have both sire and grandsire in the game... but they're not very popular and this does makes the real life sires more interesting in hypothetical mating ;)

Some facts from Wikipedia:

Sire    Candy Ride
Grandsire    Ride The Rails
Dam    Quiet Giant
Damsire    Giant's Causeway
Sex    Colt
Foaled    March 8, 2013
Country    United States
Color    Chestnut
Breeder    Besilu Stables LLC
Owner    Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Three Chimneys Farm
Trainer    Steve Asmussen
Record    16: 9-3-2
Earnings    US$5,288,500[1]
Major wins

    Risen Star Stakes (2016)
    Louisiana Derby (2016)
    Matt Winn Stakes (2016)
    Clark Handicap (2016)
    Razorback Handicap (2017)
    Stephen Foster Handicap (2017)
    Whitney Handicap (2017)

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Timeform US rating: 139

There is a quite detailed Wikipedia entry about him:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_Runner_(horse)

Here his Whitney win - spot the horseshoe!  ;D ;D ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5Q3bBqtNqc

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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 09:20:55 PM »

My FF life goal is to be able to reply with a stud prospect! #GOALS
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 09:56:27 PM »

If I can get him to win one more stakes race (I think), Tir Na Nog will be up here...
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 09:58:46 PM »

Similarly, I'm leasing Legends Last who needs to hit the top 3 in one more G1 to qualify.
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 10:05:02 PM »

If he can get just 1 more stakes win of any level, GCh. Sign of the Cross (I'm A Classic x CrossTheThreshold, created) will retire to stud in the spring.  I'm not sure how likely this is, though.

And NCh. Franco Classico (I'm A Classic x Little Franco, created) has already qualified but doesn't seem quite ready to quit yet, so I'm not positive on his retirement date yet.  It will be next spring only if he shows signs of fizzling out
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 12:38:54 AM »

We have 2 new additions coming to the Breeding Sheds for next year and a number that only need 1 or 2 more SW's to qualify:-

Already Qualified
NCh. Explosive Motif, 4YO bay colt by FFCh. Foolhardy out of Ch. Fenix
12 Wins/9 SW/2 G1W (including the 2019 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf) - Stakes Earnings of $2,815,000
All of his wins have come on Turf.
NCh. Secret Handshake, a 5YO grey horse by ICh. Highland Magic out of GCh. Secret Signal
13 Wins/7 SW/1 G1W - Stakes Earnings of $1,816,100
Most of his wins have come on Turf.

Need 1 more SW
NCh. Clowning Around, a 5YO bay horse by FFCh. Foolhardy out of Ch. Laugh Out Loud
13 Wins/6 SW/3 G1W - Stakes Earnings of $1,981,700
All but 1 of his wins have come on Turf.
NCh. Damn U Autocorrect, 5YO bay horse by NCh. Golden Text out of What's That About
8 Wins/6 SW/1 G1W (either placed or showed in all three of the 2019 English Classic races) - Stakes Earnings of $2,273,950
All of his wins have come on Turf.
NCh. Devil's Heir, 5YO bay horse by ICh. Devil His Due out of GCh. Heiress.
11 Wins/6 SW/4 G1W (including the 2019 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Dirt Mile & the 2019 Preakness Stakes) - Stakes Earnings of $4,342,700
All of his wins have come on Dirt.
NCh. Llwynog, 6YO bay horse by ICh. Spock out of Just A Fox, making him a half brother to WCh. Sionnach.
He has 8 Wins/6 SW/2 G1W - Stakes Earnings of $2,596,550
All of his wins have come on Dirt.
GCh. sorBet, 5YO bay horse by Invasor out of Big Bet.
11 Wins/6 SW/2 G1W (including the 2019 English Two Thousand Guineas & the 2020 Irish St. Leger) - Stakes Earnings of $2,041,550
All of his wins have come on Turf.
NCh. Star of Wonder, a 7YO bay horse by GCh. Harvard Bound out of Wonder's Miracle
9 Wins/6 SW/1 G1W - Stakes Earnings of $1,827,100
All of his wins have come on Turf.
NCh.  Sunset Flight, a 6YO black horse by GCh. Major's Flight out of Ch. Sunset Girl
8 Wins/6 SW/1 G1W (including the 2019 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Dirt Sprint) - Stakes Earnings of $2,710,250
All of his wins have come on Dirt.

Need 2 more SW's
GCh. Counting Kisses, 5YO bay horse by ICh. Count Me In out of Never Been Kissed
9 Wins/5 SW/2 G1W (including the 2019 Belmont Stakes) - Stakes Earnings of $1,941,600
All of his wins have come on Dirt.
NCh. Gaudy Night, 6YO grey horse by ICh. Prince Of Wonder out of Take The Challenge
8 Wins/5 SW/2 G1W (including the 2019 The Grand National) - Stakes Earnings of $2,308,300
All of his wins have come over Fences..
GCh. Spirit in the Sky, 4YO black colt by NCh. Lasting Spirit out of Ch. Deborah
7 Wins/5 SW/4 G1W (including the 2019 Breeders' Cup Juvenile) - Stakes Earnings of $2,645,000
He was unbeaten in 6 races as a 2YO, including 4 G1W.
All of his wins have come on Dirt
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