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May 20, 2022 7:07pm

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Foaling Barn / Re: Black Storm West 2022 Foals
« Last post by Shanthi on 4 hours ago »
Love the name.
Foaling Barn / Re: Starfish Stables Foals - 2022
« Last post by Starfish on 6 hours ago »
The last May foal made her appearance. Both mother and baby doing fine.

NCh. Worthy Victor x Ch. Skip To Glory - ICh. Magic Glory (B)
8.3h black filly

1/2 sister to Ch. Skip to Romance

111 out of 121 - 54 colts, 50 fillies, 7 stillborn - 10 still due - None due in May
Weekly Picks/Handicapping / Re: 5/16
« Last post by LeahKinkade on 7 hours ago »
Win - $250 x 9 = 2,250
Place - $100 x 6 = 600
Show - $50 x 7 = 350
Quinella - $500 x 2 = 1000
Trifecta - $1,000 x 4 = 4000

Total: $8,150
Foaling Barn / Re: Black Storm West 2022 Foals
« Last post by Shelbie on 7 hours ago »
FINITE INCANTATEM, 8.2h chestnut filly
NCh. Hogwarts x Easy Senora (B) - Easy Goer (B)
Named for a counter spell in the Harry Potter universe. She is half to SP's Snow Garden and Trinary Star. Easy Senora will visit Nobly Regal next.

34 Colts | 31 Fillies | 2 Stillborn | 1 Mare Retired | 1 Mare Death -- 19 due
There is a very impressive photo by Barbara Livingston of Justify jumping a puddle during the race:

also his body looks "twisted", front legs to his right and hind legs to his left - good that he didn't lose his balance!
Another great photo is by Alex Evers, Justify looking so clean at the finish (the sky blue shadow roll!) in front of horses covered with mud:

That was a picturesque day if one had enough equipment and skills...
Anything Goes / Re: Preakness Stakes 2018 (May 19)
« Last post by imagine on 10 hours ago »
We haven’t had an English TC winner in RL since 1970, when Nijinsky won. Sea The Stars won the first two legs but didn’t contest the St Leger. Camelot came closest in 2012 wining the first two legs and finishing 2nd in the St Leger behind Encke. There’s already talk that this year’s 2000 Guineas winner, Saxon Warrior, could be a TC horse. It would be amazing if we finally have another TC winner here.
Anything Goes / Re: Preakness Stakes 2018 (May 19)
« Last post by Starfish on 11 hours ago »
It’s not a surprise that there aren’t many American TC winners (either in RL and in FF). It is tough to ask a 3YO to run 3 gruelling races against other top class 3YO’s in the space of 5 weeks. They need to be spread out over a longer period of time (even 4 weeks between each race would be better). In addition, you could have a horse that, while it may not be among the horses qualified to run (by earnings, etc) in the Derby (which usually has the maximum 20 runners), is able to run in the Preakness or Belmont because there are fewer runners. So the trainer decides that he will forget about the Derby and concentrate thehorse’s training on one of the other two races.

In the UK, while their TC races are spread out over longer periods (May, June and Sept), the problem is the variety of the distance of each race, 1 mile, 1 1/2 miles and 1 3/4 miles. The chances of finding a horse that is equally as good at a mile as it is over the longer distances is quite remote.

Having said that, I guess that we wouldn’t want to make it that much easier to win the TC as it would take some of the mystique out of winning it.
Anything Goes / Re: Preakness Stakes 2018 (May 19)
« Last post by imagine on 16 hours ago »
Glad he managed to do it, he looked very sore after the Derby. Let’s hope he can do the TC.
Foaling Barn / Re: Clicker Lab 2022 Foals
« Last post by Hilda with Clicker on 17 hours ago »
Beautiful black filly arrived today.

NCh. Space Chips x GCh. Yeman - A.P. Indy (S)
9.1h black filly

Name means (informal) bye, cheers, ciao; and I think it's one of the very pretty German words. This filly will probably become a dirt sprinter, and both her parents were 2yo champions. GCh. Yeman will be bred to Curlin.

8 Colts | 15 Fillies | 1 Stillborn
No American Triple Crown in Final Furlong this year, but there is a chance for it in real life! Justify won the Preakness Stakes on extremely foggy and rainy day:

"The conditions for the race were so poor that the Washington Post jokingly said the track "should have been downgraded from "sloppy" to "biblical"". After heavy downpours over several days, the rain finally stopped shortly before the race but then a heavy fog descended, limiting visibility to about a sixteenth of a mile." - 2018 Preakness Stakes on Wikipedia

Race Replay on Youtube

We were much luckier in Final Furlong; the track was "good" here. However, the Derby winner Ch. Local Haunt finished 7th/10. Congratulations Lewis for winning the Preakness with Ch. Victor's Podium!
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