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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 6/9
« on: June 08, 2018, 09:31:38 pm »
1. Blazing Copy - Delightful Motion - Aromatic Party
2. Storm Tiger - Reformed - Milk and Honey
3. Noiseworks - Keria Prayer - Capture This
4. New Romantic - Rule Me Not - Party With Osiris
5. Telephone Booth - Shake Up - Chase Your Dreams
6. Night of Magic - Timpani - Heavenly Union
7. Abyss Lad - Montego Bay - Sunday Football
8. Heartbeat - Solara - Wise Invention
9. Salutation - X Caliber - Kissing Book
10. Svalbard - Enchanting Fly - Porcelain Doll
11. Wrathful Fog - Starry Eyed Mandy - Dixie Chix
12. Hey You - Always Lonely - Long Account
13. Dark Shadow - Classical Power - Hollywood Crystal
14. Lunar View - Warm Attempt - Idealism
15. Homebound Filly - White Laugh - Ching Shih
16. Better Metal - Swift Scene - Heist
17. Principality - Daadenning Creek - Ourtimehascome
18. Royal Coral - Transcendent - A La Carte
19. Navy Cross - Gold and Black - Break the Rules
20. Say When - Shoot the Singer - Skip to My Loo
21. Crack the Whip - Blindedbythelight - Glamour Girl
22. Color Run - Secret Romance - Pepper Road
23. Lone Violin - Island View - Fuzzy Galaxy
24. Legendary - Callback - Blameless
25. Crescent - Falkirk - Elaan Aptitude
26. Milky Way - Fantastic March - Hemsworth
27. Morning glory - Batman and Robin - Flames of Mordor
28. Colorful Belief - Tosini - Canttrickthistreat
29. Billy Big Rigger - Righteousness - Drover
30. Paper Wire - Condensed - Smooth Time
31. Vital Edition - rosette - Man About Town
32. Gotta Lotta Nerve - Tainted - Jawbreaker
33. Shy Owl - Oscillation Point - Eikestad
34. Sultan - King's Guard - Diamantina Lakes
35. Careless Linen - Secretive Coil - Murphy Brown
36. Nanite - Free Surprise - Huge Ink
37. Aston Villa - Far Copy - Longing Spell
38. Origami Mustang - Visvim - Copper Fire
39. Overkill - Vanishing King - Guido's Courage
40. Platoon - Wild Abandon - Rainy Bay
41. Blessed - Flower Queen - Tough Space
42. Magnetic Attempt - Late Bird - Petition
43. Gay Icarus - Guess Again - Siege
44. Blushing Leopard - Diamond Rose - Learned Throne
45. Raygun - Sun Tan - Mother Teresa
46. Jalad - Noble Spirit - Scrabble
47. Chortle - Last Letter Home - Worthy Endeavor
48. Hilltop Burning - Causin' Mischeif - Bolarus IX
49. Starlite Starbrite - Irish Red - Over the Horizon
50. Victor's Podium - Bele - Daiquiri

32
Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 6/6
« on: June 05, 2018, 07:48:29 pm »
1. Mysterious Number - Invasor - Steadfast Chain
2. Your Love - Away the Moon - Silver Priestess
3. Indy Rose - CleansUpWell - Regular Profit
4. Taken By the Wind - Parisian Chic - What the Hay
5. Sweet Pea - Doctor Voltage - Flawless Shore
6. Light Fantastic - Alabama Music - Prosperous Times
7. Only Ruler - I'm No Saint - Tam Lin
8. Voices - Gifted Detail - Vagabond Fuel
9. Eager Rainstorm - Southern Vein - Giddy Sunlight
10. Overjoyed Shade - Nebulous Jingle - Legendary Match
11. Cheeky Company - Hollywood in Black - Mutnofret
12. Complres Brick - Crystal Cube - Home Soon
13. Difficult Wreath - Soyouthinkyoucan - Buy the Witness
14. Flaunt It - Languid Silver - Devil May Fly
15. Love in the Night - Hiraeth - Fantastic Arch
16. Victory Parade - Japori - Rastro de Tinta
17. The One Ring - Useful Star - Joanna Naples
18. Dawn Will Come - Hollywood Lights - Frank Bid
19. Lumiere - Verifiable - Violent Spy
20. Wormhole - Sutter's Mill - Can't Win Em All
21. Kemistree - A Ruckus on Sunday - Game Piece
22. Summer Days - Cuddly Thought - Lucky Spirit
23. Nereid - Almost Gone - Journeyman
24. Liquid Toughguy - Forthright - FightFireWithFire
25. Fightin' Folks - Belpasso - Flaming Harmony
26. Flashy Wish - Faded Deer - Mysterious Magic
27. Saffron - Sins for Grins - Highly Prized
28. Verdigris - Weatherman - Mister Sir
29. Tan Profit - Fool Moon - Bruised
30. Voodoo Princess - Foolish Frame - Fair Offer
31. Princess Baketaten - Celebrity Madness - Hollywood Glory
32. Hey Presto - Incendiary - Ziggurat
33. Uncanny Valley - The Decoy - Southern Snow
34. Same Dart - Silly Fuel - Lean Rail
35. General Disarray - Fiercely - Rainy Cannon
36. Jazz Brigade - Hypnotic Ghost - Cherubim
37. Flutterbye - Highland Bishop - Hoist My Colors
38. Sky Earth - Tame Ocean - Pleasant Request
39. Let's Celebrate - Haul Me Away - Credance
40. Louis Vuitton - Spellcaster - Palladium
41. Defiant Air - So Full Of It - Polite Night
42. Forbidden Love - Jacksonville - Sudden Feeling
43. Nikody - Tingle - Banba's Crown
44. Marseillaise - Black Leather - Probability
45. Hot Prospect - Second Wedding - Lingerie
46. Watch the Stars - Haftel - High Mud
47. Nicci's Flight - Meant For More - Wild Aspen
48. What An Angel - Move Along - Kiss of Death
49. Night to Remember - Stagecraft - Celtic Branch
50. Rajin - Fleet of Foot - Unscripted

33
Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 6/01
« on: June 02, 2018, 02:19:07 am »
1. Descension - Breakup - Momentus Belief
2. Cherry Tart - Penelope's Song - Learmonth
3. Golden Goose - Driftwood Serenade - Make Me Blush
4. Wish You'd Stay - Party With Style - Elite
5. On My Own - Leigh On Sea - Safe Coach
6. Cool As A Cucumber - Go to Extreme - Theatrics
7. Celestial - Wiry Feeling - Reprieve
8. International - Sea Elephant - Heza Bad Bad Soul
9. Dramatic Entrance - Hearts - Launch Sequence
10. Blue Monday - Steady Stranger - ALoverandaDreamer
11. Grave Robber - Look Ma No Hands - Handy Direction
12. Amazing Giant - El Zorro - Sun Also Rises
13. Quell - Illustrious Point - Sour Frost
14. Witcher - Darkroom - Pack Leader
15. Mjolnir - Peaceful Cloth - Bitter Action
16. Cthulhu - Brokenstone - Cheerful Crusade
17. Happy Card - AlmostDoesntCount - Useful Spring
18. Lilac Chaser - Cut the Act - Dread Pirate
19. Pass the Buck - Desert Ball - Look of Love
20. Superb Jewel - Busy Crown - Sudden Way
21. Angelintheoutfield - Blooming Filigree - White Flag
22. Noiseless Throne - Ka - Ronara Prime
23. Political Assassin - Venus Hot Shot - Small Ice
24. Odds On Spurs Win - Smoked Out - Open Swing
25. Red Harted Queen - Steep Look - Gnangara
26. TheDowagerEmpress - Scribbles - Do Your Best
27. Mischief - Violent Storm - Blackest Poem
28. Potus - Tsundoku - Quaint Flag
29. Sneaky Rumble - In My Blood - Bil Idol
30. Old Ease - Serious Holiday - Long Boundary
31. Spyhunter - Up and Up - Tart Credit
32. Electrum - Dark Spy - Beyond the Sea
33. Fear Nothing - Rainy Swing - Santero
34. Serene Stranger - Keen Prodigy - Flightofthephoenix
35. Oscillation Point - On Stranger Tides - Sapient
36. Coco's Flight - One Good Turn - Miraculous Flight
37. Soft North - Seaburge - DaVinci Code
38. Tan Lawyer - Drifting Feeling - Possible Flower
39. Fancy Your Luck - Guardian of Hell - Cynar
40. Juniper Night - Dernier Adieu - Darkfever
41. Normal Direction - Bohemia - Cherry Bomb
42. Vanbrugh - Enemies Beware - Midnight Stage
43. Almost A Gentleman - Little Horror - Difficult Sky
44. Foolish Hope - Rhodd - Turkey Talk
45. Acdc - Last to Know - Shallow Vein
46. Spectacular Luck - Worth His Salt - Burning Autumn
47. RingOfBrightWater - California Girl - Cats Eyes
48. Dobies Bight - Crown Brigade - Rampant Angle
49. Palermo - Giant Shot - Kindled
50. Sweet Wishes - Lethe - Deadly Devotion

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / May Handicapping
« on: May 30, 2018, 09:34:22 pm »
Shelbie
Black Storm West

Total Days Handicapped: 5

Win - $250 x 45 = $11,250
Place - $100 x 24 = $2400
Show - $50 x 39 = $1950
Quinella - $500 x 14 = $7000
Trifecta - $1,000 x 14 = $14,000

Total: $36,600

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 5/30
« on: May 29, 2018, 08:46:22 pm »
1. Tranquil Star - Twisted Son - Nevada Experiment
2. Shallow Vein - Rampant Lock - Calm Trip
3. In Flanders Field - Wadi - Irish Flame
4. Silent Saint - In the Wind - Floating Friend
5. Braeriarch - Ethbaal - Colorful Belief
6. Socialite - Wonderful Writer - Bellcanto
7. Sunstruck Fight - Outstanding Metal - Nougatin
8. Acclaim - Always Regal - Abbadon
9. Tiz Beauty - Shadow Crusade - Moon and Stars
10. Chimney Swift - Hickety - Patrator
11. Silly Mountain - Classic Aptitude - Excessive
12. Old Fashioned - Smoke Rings - Jazz Music
13. Foolish Frame - Glenfiddich - Toffee Street
14. Unruly Value - Silky Class - Label Maker
15. Warm Attempt - Batman and Robin - Languish
16. Tempt Me - Brackets - Dazzling History
17. DontBreakMyHeart - Devil's Gold - Lakota
18. Sakar - Silk Blitzen - Dr. Good
19. Deep Key - Talented Note - Fool's Paradise
20. Tiger Rock - Bold Proposal - I Like To Move It
21. Gilded Glass - Witness Magic - Ginger Dapple
22. Blue Roses - Innuendo - Frosted Moose
23. Everybody Disco - Pepper Fire - Blue Moon rising
24. Count Your Gold - Magic Bay - Magda
25. Loewe - Gypsy Dance - Icy Creek
26. Smokey the Bear - Dayglow - Coastal Money
27. Useful Way - Silly Impulse - Plain Cover
28. Zany Voyage - Sharp Quarter - Attractive Toy
29. Frau Holle - Rough Limit - Rainbow Sky
30. Curious Side - Adorable Turn - Sparkling Shade
31. Corvid - Courtship Rituals - Left Form
32. Wildsweetandcold - Siegfried - Careless East
33. Sing the Blues - Flashy Devil - Hamna Tabu
34. Hot Heiress - Golden Pickle - Zooming Through
35. Archimedes - Cagun Rock - Fine Trick
36. Dragon's Dogma - BitterBlack Isle - Jamaican Hail
37. Learned Fan - Clear Clock - Cloudy Band
38. Golden Elegance - Juniper Green - Amazing Beam
39. Supreme Lion - Common Texture - Cuddly Copper
40. Gambler's Ensign - BoughtandPaidFor - Helmsman
41. Thistledown - Old Picture - Standing Locket
42. Plucky Sunlight - Strawberry Daiquiri - Languid Direction
43. Off Limits - Chrysalis - Asteroid Belt
44. Strike It Lucky - Victory Dance - Postmaster
45. The Voyage Home - Star Shine - Radiant
46. Live Another Day - Black Nation - Autumn Red
47. Navy Kitty - Arc de Triomphe - Martini Night
48. Off Road - Common Lead - Cowboy Nightwind
49. Smart Hope - Magnifico - Smart Hope
50. Hollywood Knight - Arkenstone - Bells of Ireland

36
Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 5/26
« on: May 26, 2018, 04:37:18 am »
1. Jamestown actress - Sweet Pea - Raindrop
2. Louisiana Purchase - Never Never Land - Downing Street
3. Whimsy - Painted Dreams - Real de a Ocho
4. Midnight City - Unique Party - Pluto's Lady
5. Dream of Rainbows - Lightning Bug - Flattery
6. Magical Watch - Festie Night - Glass Eyed Glow
7. Foolish Hope - Telephone Booth - Safe Cherry
8. Deep End - Lolong - Tottenham High St
9. Jade Hand - Noble Sapphire - Thick Lawyer
10. Hey Gorgeous - Tart Shore - Changeless
11. Capricious Theory - Crimson Flames - Lethal Temper
12. Spartan Devil - High Fog - Rabbit Ears
13. Good Riddance - Cloudy Move - Elegant Touch
14. Queen of Ireland - Burning Impact - Brawny Wing
15. Oscillation Rose - Just Keep Running - Can't Stop This
16. Luck Addict - Streaming Ramparts - Sudden Roll
17. High Council - Cool Thunder - Weatherman
18. Stone Cold Fox - The Awful Daring - Book of Consequence
19. Colorful Title - Icecream Classic - Quirky Belief
20. Godsmack - Wren - Secretive Devil
21. Budding Star - Petition - Oeuvre
22. Flower of Scotland - Wreckless - Freemason
23. Glory Glory - Premiering - Arista
24. Bono - Stiletto - Wildest Dreams
25. Scots Grey - Admiral Al - Boy King
26. Moon Bear - Visvim - Like Leopard
27. Giant Witch - Gild in Silk - Gold Ring
28. Humorous Trick - He Loves Me - All Powerful
29. Outlaw - Der Scharze Furst - Complex Brick
30. El Trujaman - Royal Authority - Lucky Miracle
31. Vermu - Rubicon - Bubbly Dreamer
32. Watch in Awe - Faithful Rock - Lively Spell
33. Second Shape - Drifting Voyager - Gilded Fire
34. Overjoyed Mind - Whyouask - Rainy Cannon
35. Palazzo Pubblico - Haught Toddy - Indigo Fire
36. Asking Price - Malinche - Ring True
37. Spyhunter - Remarkable Honey - Ready History
38. Blameless - Empire Queen - Left Light
39. Easy Oscillation - Belpasso - Flaming Harmony
40. Favourite Time - Flaming Flag - France of Frankel
41. Sassy Blur - Coverian - Glens of Antrim
42. Written in Snow - Insenso - Laird Plateau
43. Grey Giant - Swift As the Wind - Silver Roses
44. Kentucky Bluegrass - Hard Candy - Sky High
45. Pronto Pike - Ventriloquest - Creme Brulee
46. Bold and Beautiful - Notta Roan - Twelve Bar Blues
47. Dearbhail - Dainty twee - Back to First
48. More For Me - Fleet of Foot - Isis
49. Siding Springs - Heartofthematter - Going to the Chapel
50. Beratis - Wild Aptitude - Coastal Cake

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General/Questions / Stallion Spotlight June I: Silver Wizard
« on: May 16, 2018, 01:55:43 am »
RL has been really busy this month, so Willa may or may not hit you with a second Spotlight. We are calling this the first spotlight and if we have a second, yay! If not, we will return to our usual 1st/15th postings in June.

Stallion Spotlight: May I

 NCh. Silver Wizard
2009 gray Thoroughbred stallion, 17.0hh
NCh. Highland Wizard x Silver Wind
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CAREER
Bred by Final Furlong, Silver Wizard was first purchased by Lochiedo Stables as a 2yo, then sold to The Grey Stable when his oldest crop turned three, and Denoux Stables purchased him in March of last year. On the track he won the G1 Santa Anita Derby, G2 Planet Hollywood Breeders' Stakes, G2 Phar Lap Stakes, and G3 events Cadbury Tasmanian Derby, Queen's Cup, and Secretariat Breeders' Stakes. He hit the board in the G1 Arlington Classic, Doncaster Handicap, Cigar Breeders' Stakes, and Highland Bandit Breeders' Stakes. He scored stakes races at every distance, with most of his earnings coming at the classic distance with 66% OTB, but he also averaged a 65% OTB at sprints. He won over $1 million on both turf and dirt, with his best year coming at three.

During his career he beat stallions Dark Demand, Conflagration, and Sixth Day.

INJURY HISTORY
After four seasons on the track, Silver Wizard retired completely sound.

LINEAGE
His sire, HIGHLAND WIZARD, had 164 foals, 55 stakes winners and 27 MSW’s including NCh. Celtic Foxx, NCh. Sacred Hill (dam of stallion ICh. City Upon A Hill), NCh. Banner Raised, GCh. Strike Your Fancy, GCh. Spell Breaker, GCh. Caledonian, GCh. Lady Fae, and G1 Dubai World Cup winner Ch. Touch of Magic. Highland Wizard has produced platinum-ranked Ch. Coco Diablo, 3 gold-ranked daughters, 4 silver-ranked, and 19 bronze. Silver Wizard is the only direct son of Highland Wizard to stand at stud.

His dam SILVER WIND, produced 12 foals, 10 winners, and 3 stakes winners. In additional to Silver Wizard, she also produced MSW Ch. Wingsonmyhooves (Bronze). Her other winners include SW Ch. A.P. Silver Stars (Bronze), SP’s Mountain Air (Bronze) and Ch. Run For Silver. She also produced multi-winner Cool Breeze, a gold-ranked mare and dam of MSW/multi-millionaire GCh. Undercover Agent. Her only non-winners are FF-owned, and one is retired.

SIRE RECORD
At the time of this post, Silver Wizard is BRONZE ranked with his oldest foals being seven. Silver Wizard has sired 8 crops with 56% starters, 47% winners, and 11% stakes winners. He has sired 3 MSW’s, including 1 millionaire.

Out of 68 current stallions w/ started offspring:
  • 36th in highest winning percentage of offspring
  • 19th in offspring earnings
  • 35th in highest G1-placed offspring
  • 15th in highest G1-winning offspring

Leading Earners
  • CH. MOLTEN METAL ($1,013,000), G1 Manikato Stakes, G2 Fourstardave Handicap, 2nd G1 Breeders' Cup Mile, G1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, etc.
  • CH. SILVER ROSES ($626,950), 2nd G2 Queen of the Turf Stakes, G2 Sunline Stakes, etc.
  • CH. SILVER DREAMS ($623,600), G2 Palos Verdes Handicap, G2 Wonder Where Stakes, G3 Teso Stakes, 2nd G1 Irish Oaks Stakes, etc.
  • CH. COPPER BEECH ($472,450), 2nd G2 Del Mar Derby, 3rd G1 Del Mar Oaks, G3 Rose of Kingston Stakes.
  • CH. SON O’ MINX ($376,150), G1 Eclipse Stakes.

Foals for Thought
Looking at his 3 MSW’s and all 13 SW foals, almost all had their best year at 3, with a few excelling at 3 and 4 and one foal hitting their best at two. Vast majority have performed best at sprint distances, with 10 of the 13 having majority sprint OTB placings. Of the 13, 5 have stretched to middle distance with 50% or higher OTB, and 3 at long distance. While over half have done their best on the turf, he does have stakes winners on the dirt and at steeplechase. His best SC offspring seem to mature the latest, hitting their best stride at 4 and 5.

Only 3 of his 13 SW foals have suffered injuries: 2 cases of limping, 1 case of swelling, and 1 with a cut.

His three MSW foals were out of a create mare, an Oscillation mare, and a Fire ‘n’ Smoke mare. Created mares or other Highland-lined daughters made up the majority of his other stakes winning offspring--especially Highland Magic and Highland Bandit. He has also crossed well with daughters of Heza Gallant Gent, Void, Boldness Shows, and Captain Jack.

* * *

Silver Wizard currently stands in New York at Denoux Stud for $5,000

He is NOT BC nominated and he does not require approval to breed to.
Please share your own foals and successful crosses below.

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General/Questions / Irish, English, American TC/TT races
« on: May 09, 2018, 12:58:38 pm »
I was planning out a few race schedules for a few of my stakes kids and have a few questions. Under the Hall of Fame we currently don't have any winners for the various TC/TT series but I'm not even sure what exact races make up said series. In the case of the Irish TC/TT, in RL it would go (for the Crown) 2000 Guineas, Irish Derby, Irish St. Leger. But in FF the Irish 2000 Guineas and Irish Derby are just 1 week apart, while the Irish 1000 Guineas and Irish Oaks are over 1 month apart. And the RL American Triple Tiara has always been redone so many times I don't know what actual is the Tiara in RL or in FF, haha.

Can anyone break down the different series races for the Irish, English, and American versions here in FF?

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / April Handicapping
« on: April 30, 2018, 08:54:24 pm »
Slacked off this month.

Shelbie
Black Storm West

Total Days Handicapped: 3

Win - $250 x 19 = $4750
Place - $100 x 15 = $1500
Show - $50 x 18 = $900
Quinella - $500 x 4 = $2000
Trifecta - $1,000 x 1 = $1000

Total: $10,150

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 4/28
« on: April 27, 2018, 08:32:36 pm »
1. DancesWithRainbows - Rich Prospect - Sargento
2. Luminar Amadeus - Express Red - Tiny List
3. Chimney Swift - Little Detail - Surprise Kiss
4. Rock in the Storm - Kentucky Bluegrass - Lively Look
5. Tonight We Burn - Sputtering Berry - Beyond the Sea
6. Troubled Earth - Laird Plateau - Buzzer Beater
7. Royal Hope - Buildmeupbuttercup - Shez In the Dark
8. Distinct View - Crystal Star - Hickety
9. Oscilation Moon - Up and Up - Cherubim
10. Sapphire - Archimedes - Get Happy
11. Rough Limit - Foolish Whispers - High Council
12. Goldfinch - Ring True - Towering Clover
13. Wide Eyed - Faith - Notice Me Alley
14. Queen Cobra - One Blazing Glance - Socialite
15. Affable - Firenza - Exacta
16. Spectacular Luck - Glitz and Glamour - Scotland
17. Pointless Dreamer - Park Angel - Silk Blitzen
18. Learned Thrill - Trident - In High Demand
19. Violent Spy - Heaven's Shore - Don't Go Away
20. Idealism - Worth His Salt - Braeriach
21. Heartlines - Voir Dire - Smokesignal
22. Total Diva - Everybody Disco - Giant Witch
23. Ariea Patton - End of Watch - Hourglass Riddle
24. Milan - Ombudsman - All Hallows Eve
25. Cheerful Silver - Willing Boundary - Cipher
26. Kind Action - Painted Dreams - Dark Rose
27. Addicting News - Drum Circle - Knight's Regard
28. Cable Beach - Scottish Isle - Mischief
29. TheDowagerExmpress - Disgraced Princess - September
30. So Full Of It - Eikestad - Remarkable Veil
31. Oman Ama - Ms Honeygrass - Glamorous Quartz
32. Gay Icarus - Santero - District Nine
33. Fight for Freedom - Safe Test - Fortunate Star
34. Fantastic Riddle - Lives in a Dream - Rough Direction
35. Bubbly Dreamer - ToInfinity&Beyond - Aziraphale
36. Moncler - High Spirits - Aptitude Witch
37. O'Hara - Crimson Flames - Mad Hatter
38. Sharpsight - Canadian Club - Burning Reality
39. Filipendulous - Cut and ClaRity - Open Galaxy
40. Glory Glory - Checking Giant - Seahawk
41. Oeuvre - Ekina - Gutsy Sense
42. Moment of Truth - Wedding Chorale - Lustin' Or Love
43. Argan - L'Amour - Find the Limit
44. Dark Shot - High Altitude - Honeydukes
45. Far Away Home - Invidium - Kera
46. Plucky Sunlight - Nocturnal - Crown Fire
47. Swift as the Wind - Haftel - Monumental
48. Mr Royal - Clowning Around - Dobies Bight
49. Cinco de Mayo - Gett Bold - Beyond You
50. Lucky's Minerat - DoWhatYouGotta - Ablative Armour

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 4/25
« on: April 24, 2018, 05:50:15 pm »
1. Blueberry Hill - Forward Victory - Wild East
2. Darkest Smoke - Until Death - Above Water
3. Bold Riley - Surprise Filly - Learned Feather
4. Difficult News - Spanish Beauty - Light Chant
5. Double the Joy - Moon and Stars - Paramore
6. Keria Prayer - Beach Babe - New York Gal
7. Majic Potion - Kakuro - Wipe the Slate
8. Blindedbythelight - Ease the Tension - Material Lawyer
9. Wicked Nurse - Gotta Pounce - Excellent Pirate
10. Luck Addict - Dazzling Linen - Eternally
11. Charmed By Fools - Chief Commander - Vagabond Fuel
12. Steep Look - Devil's Keeper - Jyotisha
13. Tender Copy - Lean Thread - Troubling Bead
14. Scion - On a Crusade - Go It Alone
15. Ways and Means - Power of Three - Tan Lawyer
16. Almost Fizzy - Round We Go - Willing to Peak
17. Lunar View - Run the Gauntlet - Bifrost Bridge
18. Vampiric - Huba Buba - Supreme Lion
19. Truly Scrumptious - Highland Formal - Genuine Secret
20. Political Assassin - Guessing Game - April Fools' Day
21. Bay wrangler - Cine Secreto - Cagey Lead
22. Gnangara - First Cut - Learned Fan
23. In Your Honor - Gangbusters - Malayensis
24. House of Hapsburg - Easy Oscillation - Maiden Voyage
25. Say When - Make a Pledge - Thu'um
26. The Devil's Charge - Twisted Bubble - Travinator
27. Violette - In Omnia PAratus - Steadfast Owl
28. Power the Passion - Fervent Lock - Dramatic Entrance
29. Bavaria - Mayan Gold - Banter
30. Serene Stranger - Sing of Heroes - Ticket to Fame
31. Bold Invader - Polynesian Prince - Seductive Prince
32. Sunad - Wandering Stage - Fantastic Money
33. Island View - Brackets - Way With Words
34. Tricky Tricky - Las Vegas Strip - Expensive Ring
35. Villainy - Label Maker - Marrythenight
36. Corroded Spirit - Quaint Flag - Tell All
37. Kitty Krank - High Spirits - Wry Lamp
38. Cologne - Blue-Footed Booby - Landeythan
39. I Like to Move It - Loud Actor - Search Warrant
40. Thoron Field - Maltz - Creme Brulee
41. Jinx - Victory Dance - Sea of Galilee
42. At Last Light - Suerte Loca - Muy Hermosa
43. Mark of a Dancer - Rajin - Anon
44. Uridium - Rich Mine - Bold and Beautiful
45. Downfall - With Gusto - Bright Sun
46. WaterBalloonFight - Calloway - Akamai
47. Night to Remember - Golden Chant - Imaginary
48. Never Let Go - Blackwind - Charlotte's Web
49. Erebor - McKinley - Jotunheim
50. What a Circus - Diamantina Lakes - Quick Book

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How'd You Do? / 4/18
« on: April 18, 2018, 12:39:34 pm »
Sent MANY home. Highlight was finishing 1-2 in the G2 Independent Novice.

14(6)-2(1)-3(1)-0-3(1) $140,100


 Wins:
 Ch. Copperhead (4yo, Conflagration) in an Allowance
 Ch. Crown Alexandra (5yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in the Independent Novice (Gr. 2)

 Places:
 Ch. Carmine (5yo, Robin Hood) in an Allowance
 Yves Saint Laurent (3yo, I'm No Fool) in a maiden
 Winter Solstice (5yo, Joyeux Oiseau) in the Independent Novice (Gr. 2)

 Fourths:
 Wary Hope (3yo, Dark Demand) in a NW2 Allowance
 Caleuche (3yo, Animal Kingdom) in an Allowance
 Stellar Starbound (4yo, Galaxy's Zodiac) in the Yankee Affair Stakes (Ungr.)

 Fifths:
 Char Do Neigh (3yo, Bellagio) in a maiden

 Also Rans:
 Roman Crow (3yo, Joyeux Oiseau) 6th in a NW1 Allowance
 GCh. Legends Last (8yo, Lasting Spirit) 6th in an Allowance
 Ch. Owl Hunt (4yo, Joyeux Oiseau) 6th in the Yankee Affair Stakes (Ungr.)
 Ch. Black Orchid (5yo, Dark Continent) 6th in the Woodstock Stakes (Ungr.)
 Ch. Get the Axe (5yo, Empire Maker) 7th in the Highland Rogue Stakes (Gr. 1)

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General/Questions / Stallion Spotlight April II: Aptitude
« on: April 17, 2018, 01:56:32 pm »
Stallion Spotlight: April II

 NCh. Aptitude
2012 bay Thoroughbred stallion, 15.1hh
A.P. Indy x Colors Waving
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CAREER
Bred by Final Furlong, Aptitude was claimed by Krajina as an unraced three year old where he has remained since. Lightly raced, he made 29 starts over a two year period, scoring 14 wins with 8 at the G1 level: Australian Derby, Man O’War Stakes, Canadian International, Epsom Derby Stakes, St. Leger Stakes, St. James’ Palace Stakes, Sussex Stakes, and Caulfield Cup. He set 5 speed records, all over 10 furlongs turf. In 2015 he was named that year’s Three Year Old Colt Champion and Endurance Champion. Although he only raced for two years, he made them count, hitting the board 79% of the time with over $6.5 million in earnings.

During his career he beat stallions Galaxy’s Zodiac, Lucky Streak, Daredevil Dan, Changeling, In the Navy, Drum Major, I’m No Fool, Hidden Destiny, and others.

INJURY HISTORY
In two years of racing he suffered two injuries, both in his 3yo season: a cut that April and limping in late November.

LINEAGE
His sire, A.P. INDY, had 323 foals, 70 stakes winners and 37 MSW’s including NCh. Golden Text, NCh. Barchetta, NCh. Spinning Hill, GCh. A.P. Valentino, GCh. A.P. Fantasy, GCh. Highland Surprise, GCh. A.P. Executive, GCh. Indy’s Drifter, and several more. He has 4 gold-ranked daughters and 11 silver-ranked, including Indy’s Lady, dam of NCh. Sponsored. A.P. Indy’s other standing sons include Bernardini, whose first crop makes their race debut this year, and NCh. Golden Text. You can read his Stallion Spotlight here.

His dam COLORS WAVING, produced 11 foals, 5 winners, and 2 stakes winners. In additional to Aptitude, she also produced MSW Ch. Waving Octopus, and SP’s Ch. Elgin, Pandora’s Box, and Delta Demon. It should be noted most of her foals are owned by FF: her 6yo, 4yo, and 3yo have only made 1 start, and her 5yo and 2yo are both unraced--hard to really judge her as a producer! She only produced 3 daughters, with 2 currently retired to broodmare duty, and only is bronze-ranked.

SIRE RECORD
At the time of this post, he is still unranked with his oldest foals being five. Aptitude has sired 6 crops with 39% starters and 67% winners. His crops have been fairly small: his oldest crop consists of 4 horses (all winners) and he only has 12 three year olds; his largest crop are 4 and 2. Between his two started 2 year olds for 2022, one is placed.

Out of 68 current stallions w/ started offspring:
  • 6th in highest winning percentage of offspring
  • 42nd in offspring earnings
  • 48th in highest G1-placed offspring
  • 48th in highest G1-winning offspring

Leading Earners

Foals for Thought
Most of his foals are very lightly raced, but it appears most seem to prefer short to classic dirt, or steeplechase. A few foals have done well at sprint and classic turf, but the majority seem to have been switched to SC with mixed results. With such small crops, perhaps as his large 2yo crop get running we will see more!

Between his 4 SW/SP foals, 3 were out of create mares with the fourth being out of a Deputy Minister mare.

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Aptitude currently stands in England at Krajina for $25,000

He is NOT BC nominated and he does require approval to breed to.
Please share your own foals and successful crosses below.

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 4/7
« on: April 06, 2018, 09:35:29 pm »
1. Dazzling Star - Killanotherday - True North
2. Immense Shore - Aiming For Romance - Oscillation Vogue
3. Adamant Mountain - Desert Ball - Detonate
4. Elope - Jazzed Belle - Old Ease
5. Burning Reality - That's A Wrap - Wicked Nurse
6. Yavanna - Fidelity - Power The Passion
7. Wooden Approval - Lotus Elise - LightsCameraAction
8. Tee En Tee - Special Lover - Righteous Man
9. Neat Thunder - Dandy's Brigade - Worthy Heir
10. Balmoral - Wild Fool - Olympic Medal
11. Foxxtail - Quaint Flag - Chemist
12. Volcanic Cocoa - Cider With Rosie - Silk Production
13. Jagged Noise - Walk On By - Clear Cut Diamond
14. Voices - Magic Kingdom - Like Sugar
15. Momentous Badge - Water Skater - Tea Reading
16. Egypt's Glory - Heart Hijacker - Vance Joy
17. Known Thunder - Alone at the Altar - Mother Teresa
18. Public Enemy - Say Grace - Jedburgh Abbey
19. Puck - On Fire - Bono
20. Wise Invention - Fool For Flowers - Spontaneous Kiss
21. Maria Von Trapp - Chance of Victory - In Like a Lion
22. Tender Belief - Spinning Wheel - I See Fire
23. Tipping the Velvet - Rainin' You - WhoNeedsLuck
24. Our Ivanhoe - AlmostDoesn'tCount - Odious
25. In the Long Run - Gold Ring - Challenge the Navy
26. Kunzite - Dizzy Swirl - Silent Knight
27. Kyoko - Golden Goose - Kinder Bueno
28. Point Grey - Come To Be - Faded Note
29. Cider - Majic Potion - Elven Cat
30. Bubbly Dreamer - AngelInTheOutfield - Over the Horizon
31. Get Happy - Dreaming Out Loud - Grumpy Kitty
32. Brave Highlander - Encantada - Sakar
33. Somber Act - International - Golden Sun
34. Meva Nit d'Estiu - Hyksos - Black Chalet
35. Fairy Lights - Magda - Kalinar
36. Flawless Shore - Ballot Paper - DaVinci Code
37. Liduen Kvaedhi - Hoppipolla - Gifted Clover
38. Wings of Dove - Caught Smuggling - Almost Gone
39. Silver Love - Quaint Friend - Cool As A Cucumber
40. Silent Monarch - Alderaan - Vanbrugh
41. Geraldton - Showmanship - Agnostic
42. Spirit of the Town - Tranquilito - Delta Queen
43. Army Wife - Festive Mist - Antares
44. Stolen Candy - PrettierThanFast - Highland Princess
45. Rowena - Red and Yellow - Pronto Pike
46. Unethical - Wildwood Flower - Jazz Brigade
47. Elfin Thrill - Irish Red - Sandman
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50. Las Vegas Lights - Off Limits - Refracted Evil

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / March Handicapping
« on: April 06, 2018, 04:32:54 pm »
Shelbie
Black Storm West

Total Days Handicapped: 6

Win - $250 x 66 = $16,500
Place - $100 x 29 = $2900
Show - $50 x 50 = $2500
Quinella - $500 x 17 = $8500
Trifecta - $1,000 x 8 = $8000

Total: $38,400

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