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Foaling Barn / Re: Black Storm West 2022 Foals
« on: March 21, 2018, 05:11:56 pm »
Had a few renames...

A.P. Wildcat (Unabridged x A.P. Impala - A.P. Indy) to Under Oath
Isengard (Simply Heroic x Chartres Blue - Strider) to Caecias (northeast wind)
Bradbury (Starling x Midnight Return - Magic Cross) to Grimalkin (term used for a witch's familiar, usually a cat, such as the one from Macbeth -- bonus: a Shakespeare enthusiast introduced the starling to North America)
Sugared Violets (In The Navy x Candy Girl - Those Will Do) to Sea Candy

How'd You Do? / 3/21
« on: March 21, 2018, 12:56:43 pm »
21(7)-6(2)-6-1(1)-2 $259,600

 Harken (3yo, Worth The Wait) in a NW3 Allowance.
 Rainee Thoroughbreds Ch. Imaginary (5yo, Moonopoly) in an Allowance.
 Papillon (4yo, Changeling) in a Starter Allowance.
 Ronara Prime (5yo, Spock) in a claiming race and stays home.
 Marchioness (3yo, I'm Your Angel) in the Cicada Stakes (Gr. 3).
 Ch. Decorated (4yo, In The Navy) in the Marsua's River Stakes (Ungr.). Entered on a whim.

 Pleasant Theory (4yo, Magic Glory) in a NW2 Allowance.
 Phoenix Cure (4yo, Joyeux Oiseau) in a NW3 Allowance.
 Zombie Train (3yo, Dr. Evil) in a NW3 Allowance
 Sugarfoot (3yo, Sea the Stars) in an Allowance.
 RC Bee lease Ch. Arkenstone (4yo, Eighteen Karat) in an Allowance.
 Ch. Love Chicken (4yo, I'm Your Angel) in a claiming race and stays home.

 Ch. Diamond Etched (5yo, Bellagio) in the San Luis Rey Handicap (Gr. 2).

 Chief Spy (4yo, Highland Magic) in an Allowance.
 Lord of Misrule (3yo, Long Live The King) in an Allowance.

 Martini Night (3yo, Nightfight) in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup (Gr. 2).

 Also Rans:
 Ch. Golden Sun (6yo, Golden Text) 8th in an Allowance. Gelded for his transgressions.
 Poised Cherry (3yo, Player) 6th in a NW2 Allowance.
 Special Top (4yo, Invasor) 8th in the Flag Down Stakes (Ungr.). Injured, sent home.
 GCh. Bracton (8yo, Rumor Has It) 10th in the Hurricane Bertie Handicap (Ungr.). Continues to frustrate. Needs ONE stakes win...but I fear he won't get it.
 RC Bee lease USS Vengeance (3yo, Galaxy's Zodiac) 8th in the San Felipe Stakes (Gr. 2). Biggest disappointment today. Went from running 2 for 2 this year, winning by several lengths on both occasions, to a bomb in his stakes debut. Will real him back and drop him down in class again; maybe he just needs non-Derby prospects to run against.

Foaling Barn / Re: Renaissance 2022
« on: March 21, 2018, 03:06:15 am »
Lovely filly!

Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 3/21
« on: March 21, 2018, 03:05:39 am »
1. Dr. Good - Eternal Frog - Midnight Sun
2. Sandstone - Expensive Ring - Santero
3. Violet Spy - Spontaneous Kiss - Cassowary
4. Joyous Love - Moon and Stars - Blow the Whistle
5. Fairpoint - Veneficus Dominae - Fight for Freedom
6. Quaint Flag - True Arch - Tabloid Fodder
7. Missed Opportunity - Luminar Amadeus - Beautiful Motion
8. Almost Fizzy - Wayward DAy - Familiar Throne
9. Treasure Hunt - Socialite - Red Sky Warning
10. Behind the Scenes - Acclaim - Deadly Secret
11. Kalang - Border Bound - Squire
12. Water Skater - Vampiric - Valuable Leopard
13. Chief View - Suave Suitor - Ringling
14. Phoenix Cure - Lilith Silver - Sprinkled Heather
15. Hillsborough - Ensign of Arc - Delphi
16. Royal Wedding - Abbasso - Nefelibata
17. Dark Silver - Quilifer - Find My Hero
18. Zombie Train - Restless Soul - Storm Tiger
19. Ardent Sea - Level Veil - Wicked Nurse
20. Marni - Chief Spy - Label Maker
21. Frankstown Spring - Cavern of Wrath - First Seal
22. Hoist My Colors - Imaginary - Wolfsbane
23. Apple Amber - Moontrance - Lord of Misrule
24. Days of Thunder - Running Wild - Arkenstone
25. Stare at the Sun - What's Love - Crown Fire
26. Guardianofthegizmo - Good Night - Xoxoxo
27. Dandy's Brigade - I Am Machine - Lost Sunshine
28. Papillon - Twelve Monkeys - Steel Panther
29. Fae Queen - Tell Mama - Late Bird
30. Drinking Game - Eyes Down - Happy Blush
31. Sharpsight - Love Chicken - Away the Glory
32. Lost Moon - Flightofthephoenix - Separate Silk
33. Ronara Prime - Naval Port - Keen Prodigy
34. Mount Doom - Salamander - Salty Dog
35. Upswing - I'm No Saint - Theft
36. Material Lawyer - Solar Highway - Nonstop Locket
37. Never a Fool - Pepper's Burning - Brackets
38. Chasing Fame - Scully - You Done It Again
39. Nutcracker - Precious Lock - Special Flower
40. Defender - Faint East - Diamond Lock
41. Agreeable History - Dr. Slew - Mr. Datable
42. Unmoved - Blue Topaz - Marchioness
43. Special Top - Bonnie Tottenham - Never Steal
44. Carefree - Eros - Roman Empire
45. Bolian - Unequalled Flight - Tin Cup Chalice
46. Notta Roan - Mirror Magic - Ancient Bun
47. USS Vengeance - Mexican Spitfire - Brand X
48. Tottenham Rebel - Dr. Mary E - One Giant Leap
49. Causin' Mischeif - Yes It's Real - Born Risky
50. Lord Alydar - Katanga - Neutron Star

Anything Goes / Re: Dubai World Cup 2018 (Mar. 31)
« on: March 20, 2018, 03:41:37 pm »
Thanks to someone (*cough*Willa*couch*) I moved Postmaster back to the Godolphin Mile and decided to ship my top mare, Loewe, for the World Cup. She was entered to run tomorrow in Oz buuuut....

Anything Goes / Re: Dubai World Cup 2018 (Mar. 31)
« on: March 20, 2018, 02:25:47 pm »
I was going to try Postmaster in the Godolphin Mile, but I've decided to risk Dubai World Cup instead. I have a few horses between the UAE Derby, Dubai Golden Shaheen, and Dubai Duty Free.

Foaling Barn / Re: Ivy Creek's 2022 Foal Crop
« on: March 19, 2018, 01:42:57 am »
Love Elven Armor and Teddy Bear.

Annual 2yo Auction / Re: 2022 2yo auction - How’d you do?
« on: March 18, 2018, 11:10:09 pm »
Not sure why, but I picked up 3 more.

Careless Question, dark bay 16hh filly by ICh. Doodles out of Reality Impaired. Both parents seem to be late bloomers and despite her size, I'll probably aim her for summer/early fall races. From four of her raced half-sibs, 3 are FF-owned/campaigned with 1 unraced since 3 and another unraced in the last 2 years so hard to say what she'll do, but dam was very consistent. I liked her name! Bought for 1k.

Gorgeous Candle, strawberry roan 16hh filly by NCh. Lucky Streak out of Spectacular Dawn, by Spectacular Bid. One of my top choices, so happy to pick her up in the second round. Only raced half-sib was a winner, but Spectacular Bid is gold-ranked as broodmare sire. Lucky Streak has several MSW's for his oldest crop only being 4, so I'm hopeful. Plus I'm a sucker for strawberries. Paid $2500.

Wishful Victory, 14.2hh dark bay colt by NCh. Celtic Star out of Gilded Wings. Very flashy with four stockings. Hard to say what he will do, as only 2 of his 4 half-sibs have raced and both have been FF owned with the oldest having gone inactive at 3, but 1 was a winner and the other placed. Celtic Star seems to throw 3/4yo's going classic distance, which seems to be what Gilded Wings did as well. Worth a shot at 1k.

How'd You Do? / Re: 3/17
« on: March 17, 2018, 02:44:35 pm »
Great day for us!

16(4)-4(2)-6-2(1)-1 $309,500

Duende (6yo, Celtic Star) in a claiming race and stays home.
Proenza Schouler (3yo, I'm No Fool) in a Starter Allowance.
St. James (4yo, French Ruby) in the Gotham Stakes (Gr. 3). 2 for 2 this year and gives his sire another SW.
Ch. Fivel (3yo, Foolhardy) in the Swale Stakes (Gr. 3).

Toujours (4yo, Joyeux Oiseau) in a NW3 Allowance.
Cat Crossing (5yo, Tiznow) in a NW3 Allowance.
Power of Three (3yo, Count Me In) in an Allowance.
Yves Saint Laurent (3yo, I'm No Fool) in a maiden.
Kismet Racing lease Mischievious Joe (5yo, My Lucky Day) in a NW1 Allowance.
Ch. Black Orchid (5yo, Dark Continent) in an Allowance.

Caleuche (3yo, Animal Kingdom) in an Allowance.
Ch. Zero Gravity (4yo, Galaxy's Zodiac) in the Geelong Cup (Gr. 3).

Marseillaise (4yo, Oscillation) in an Allowance.

Ch. Rosette (5yo, What's Your Point) in an Allowance.

Also Rans:
Darling Has It (6yo, Rumor Has It) 8th in an Allowance.
Ch. Black Fire Cross (6yo, Ring of Fire) 7th in the Gotham Stakes (Gr. 3).

Foaling Barn / Re: Black Storm West 2022 Foals
« on: March 17, 2018, 02:41:34 pm »
LEPRECHAUN CITY, 8.2h bay colt
ICh. City Upon a Hill x Ch. Daytona Weekend - A.P. Indy (S)
Someone did not want to wait! Originally due April 7th, this little guy was named in honor of the holiday and his small size. Half to SW Ch. Days of Thunder. Daytona Weekend was a MSW and G1 placed; this is her fifth foal. She will visit Silver Wizard next.

23 Colts | 20 Fillies | 1 Stillborn | 2 Mare Deaths -- 42 due

General/Questions / Re: Stallion Spotlight March II: Edinburgh
« on: March 15, 2018, 06:17:08 pm »
Right now my only Edinburgh foal is 2yo Hogmanay, who is half to MSW Ch. Cherries Jubilee and SW Ch. Get the Axe. He was a super late June baby so probably won't start training until July.

Weekly Picks/Handicapping / Re: 3/13
« on: March 15, 2018, 06:15:05 pm »
Win - $250 x 11 = $2750
Place - $100 x 5 = $500
Show - $50 x 12 = $600
Quinella - $500 x 1 = $500
Trifecta - $1,000 x 1 = $1000

Total: $5350

Stallion Advertising / Re: NCh. French Ruby
« on: March 15, 2018, 02:24:43 pm »
Thanks to everyone who has bred to him so far this year! He has just 2 August slots left.

A few of his foals have been hitting the board in flat stakes races, and this weekend we have a homebred aimed at a stakes SC. Fingers crossed as his foals get older.

General/Questions / Stallion Spotlight March II: Edinburgh
« on: March 15, 2018, 01:56:26 pm »

Stallion Spotlight: March II

GCh. Edinburgh
2009 dark bay Thoroughbred stallion, 16.3hh
NCh. Slew O’Scots x GCh. Cigarette – Cigar

Bred by KindleHope Farm, Edinburgh exchanged hands a few times before being purchased by Stillwater Farm in 2017. He had raced fairly lightly for a stallion, exceeding no more than 10 starts a year over a 5 year span. From 38 starts he won 11 races, including G1 events such as the Whitney Handicap, Victoria Racing Club Stakes, Dubai Golden Shaheen, Cantala Stakes, and Railway Stakes. He earned just over $3.5 million with an affinity for dirt sprint races, but flashed ability to win over a mile with stakes wins going 9-10 furlongs. His best years of racing came later at four and five, when he won 8 of his 19 starts when he finished off the board just 3 times in 18 starts during that time.

During his career he beat stallions Conflagration, Spock, Celtic Star, Golden Text, Almost Precious, Silver Wizard, I’m No Fool, Ace of Hearts, Formal Occasion, and others.

In five years of racing he suffered one injury: heat at the end of his 3yo season.

His sire, SLEW O’ SCOTS, had 181 foals, 21 stakes winners and 15 MSW’s including 5 stallions currently at stud. These MSW’s include ICh. To Die For, NCh. Painted Raven, NCh. Away The Lads, GCh. Mantle of Power, GCh. St Kilda, GCh. Silver Slew, and GCh. ScottyDoesntKnow. He has 4 silver-ranked daughters with a few bronze, but most are still unranked with his oldest crop having just turned 13 years old. His 5 standing sons, aside from Edinburgh, are GCh. Mantle of Power (Bronze, 11 SW’s), ICh. To Die For (Unranked, 58% winners), NCh. Painted Raven (Unranked, 30% winners), and NCh. Away the Lads (Unranked, first crop hits the track this year).

His dam CIGARETTE, produced 9 foals, 8 winners, and 3 stakes winners. In additional to her sole MSW, Edinburgh, she produced stakes winners Ch. Silk Cat, Ch. Wacko Tobacco, and stakes placed Ch. A.P. Cigar and Ch. Remembrance. Two of her three daughters are still unranked, having only produced 4 foals between them. Her third daughter, Second Explosion, is bronze-ranked with 7 winners from 9 runners including 3 SP’s.

The combination of Slew O’Scots/Cigar has produced ICh. To Die For, stakes-placed Bronzewing, and multi-winner Monarch O'The Glen. Going back further, the Seattle Slew/Cigar cross has produced NCh. Guess What (Gold). He is only one of three stallions at stud with Cigar in the damline.

At the time of this post, he is still unranked with his oldest foals having just turned three. Edinburgh has sired 4 crops with 26% starters, 12% winners. Please note he will be pretty low-ranked below, as he’s still fairly new!

Out of 57 current stallions w/ started offspring:
  • 55th in highest winning percentage of offspring
  • 54th in offspring earnings
  • 55th in highest G1-placed offspring

Leading Earners

Foals for Thought

At the moment it’s too early to say what his foals prefer, as most have been restricted to short 2yo races. He does seem to throw both dirt and turf horses, however, so he may be a solid sprint and classic sire on the flat. Might be best to suspect his foals will improve with age, just like him.

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Edinburgh currently stands in Kentucky at Stillwater Farm for $10,000
He is BC nominated and he not does require approval to breed to.

Please share your own foals and successful crosses below.

Unfortunately Candy Girl passed. I've cancelled her booking to Tir Na Nog for other mares.

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