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Foaling Barn / Re: Ivy Creek's 2022 Foal Crop
« on: 1 hour ago »
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.

* * *

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.

How'd You Do? / Re: 3/14
« on: March 14, 2018, 12:44:53 pm »

24(6)-4(1)-6-3-4(1) $749,300

 Smiling Partner (3yo, Blue Ensign) in a NW3 Allowance.
 Grish (3yo, Belanso) in a claiming race and stays home.
 High Proof (4yo, Unabridged) in an Allowance.
 Local Haunt (3yo, Mr. Townsend) in the Florida Derby (Gr. 1). WHAT EVEN. I wasn't expecting a win -- good performance, hopefully -- so this made my day! He will head home for some rest before the Kentucky Derby. This was one heck of a field, so even hitting the top 6 with 2 horses was outstanding.

 Char Do Neigh (3yo, Bellagio) in a NW1 Allowance.
 NoStringsAttached (3yo, One Lucky Soul) in a NW2 Allowance.
 Photo Bomb (4yo, V is for Victory) in a NW2 Allowance.
 Swanheart (3yo, French Ruby) in a NW3 Allowance.
 Ch. Owl Hunt (4yo, Joyeux Oiseau) in an Allowance.
 Temarak (3yo, Spock) in a NW3 Allowance.

 Elope (3yo, Bellagio) in a NW2 Allowance.
 RC Bee lease Stellar Starbound (4yo, Galaxy's Zodiac) in an Allowance.
 Ch. Carmine (5yo, Robin Hood) in an Allowance.

 Pandronian (3yo, Spock) in a maiden.
 Courtship Rituals (3yo, Rock of Gibraltar) in a claiming race and stays home.
 War Town (5yo, War Chant) in a claiming race.
 Catullus (3yo, Sleipnir) in the Bonnie Miss Stakes (Gr. 2). Sent home.

 Magic Of The Night (5yo, Nightfight) in a maiden.

 Also Rans:
 Ch. Queen of Crows (5yo, I'm A Classic) 8th in an Allowance. Retired to broodmare.
 Ch. Mage Born (5yo, Seattle Sorcerer) 6th in an Allowance.
 Ch. Grumpy Kitty (4yo, Magic Cross) 6th in the Toboggan Handicap (Gr. 3). Gambled, failed, back to allowance.
 RC Bee lease Maple Chime (5yo, Tiznow) 7th in the Broadway Handicap (Ungr.). A little ambitious for a new year debut, so back to allowance.
 Chortle (3yo, Frankel) 6th in the Florida Derby (Gr. 1). Sent home. Will tackle the English TC later!
 Golden Egg (3yo, All Jazzed Up) 6th in the Santa Anita Oaks (Gr. 1). Sent home.

General/Questions / Re: 2022 Racing Challenge
« on: March 14, 2018, 01:49:39 am »
Purple Team has unanimously decided on home base Belmont, with team name Loony Lilacs.

Weekly Picks/Handicapping / Re: 3/13
« on: March 13, 2018, 10:01:18 pm »
1. Palladium - Super Indian - Floating Friend
2. Victory Dance - Orange County - Twitch
3. Nonstop Ship - Blazing Art - Eloquent Snowbank
4. Ease the Tension - All Over Kisses - Stars Declare
5. Foxxtail - Corvid - Break Out
6. Normal Direction - Louis Vuitton - Kilbeggan
7. Belpasso - Whyouask - Almost Gone
8. Aptitude Act - Sour Pilot - Love Invasion
9. Cute Copper - Secret Skills - NoStringsAttached
10. Won't Back Down - Miracle Son - Irish Red
11. Stiletto - Lucky Luna - Elope
12. Stardust - Cometh the Hour - Cool As a Cucumber
13. Solar Belch - Clear Clock - Cynar
14. Iron and Rue - Benaren - Outsider
15. Empressive - Silver Love - Wistful Mine
16. V Gate - Level Veil - Jaded Flower
17. Eloquent - Broome - Nightly Amition
18. Smiling Partner - Robinsong - Swanheart
19. Navy Cross - Queen of Crows - Shield
20. Say When - Stellar Starbound - Nakhiel
21. Annapolis - Broadway Bound - X Caliber
22. Silverlode - Drums of Heaven - Stone Flower
23. Surprise Attack - Audience Demand - Cinco de Mayo
24. Mage Born - White Flag - Carmine
25. Gunnedah Angel - Not Legal - Easy Play
26. Pandronian - StarsOverHollywood - Quantum
27. Crises Averted - Brawny Locket - Brigade Countess
28. Southern Copy - Dizzy Swirl - Snowbird
29. Faithful writer - Lovely Clock - Swift Name
30. Level Title - Hollow Charm - Somber Trick
31. Courtship Rituals - Bold Invader - Grish
32. In My Blood - Time Travel - War Town
33. Special Regret - Tosca - Third Rate Glory
34. Miss Porter - Longing Top - Homely Feather
35. Tangy Trip - Royal Post - Pepper Fire
36. Platoon - Clue - Wonderful Angle
37. Verdant - Woman of the World - High Proof
38. Kiss n'Cry - Furtive - Gold Dusted
39. Temarak - Cologne - Glimmer Boy
40. King Menes - Different Deer - Yummy Opinion
41. Worthy Star - Burning East - Pleasant Class
42. Professor Plum - Not Another Word - Star Legend
43. Light the Day - Forbidden Secret - Midnight in Paris
44. Diamond Cat - Catullus - Bloodstone
45. Weapon - Chortle - Silent Night
46. Barolia - Itinerant - Queen of the Air
47. Sparkling Victory - Stealing Hollywood - Bachata
48. Last Letter Home - Twin Towers - Brazen Hussy
49. Giant Silver Cat - Antares - Ariel
50. Lady Amanda - Oedipus Rex - King's Guard

Weekly Picks/Handicapping / Re: 3/10
« on: March 12, 2018, 06:49:20 pm »
Win - $250 x 9 = $2250
Place - $100 x 4 = $400
Show - $50 x 7 = $350
Quinella - $500 x 2 = $1000
Trifecta - $1,000 x 1 = $1000

Total= $5000

Annual 2yo Auction / Re: 2022 2yo auction - How’d you do?
« on: March 12, 2018, 05:37:39 pm »
ICh. Gunningdownromance (S) x GCh. Lonesome Lover (B) (Lonesome Glory)
Lonesome Lover has 4 racing foals who are all winners and the same Sire/BM sire cross has produced 3 champions, so this seemed like a good one. Also liked his name, so there's that.

Chikamatsu was another big target but alas. Good luck with him!

Annual 2yo Auction / Re: 2022 2yo auction - How’d you do?
« on: March 12, 2018, 03:04:01 pm »
Shelbie - 3 of your 5 (Terrific Cover, Jedburgh Abbey and Simple Iris) were on my back-up list in case I had been unsuccessful with Fuzzy Planet. Anyway, good luck with them.

Nice to know I have good taste then, haha. My fifth top pick, Distinct View, just got too rich for me while trying to secure the others.

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