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Stallion Advertising / Re: Ivy Creek Stud Lineup - 2022
« on: Yesterday at 07:34:48 AM »
Added!! You should be set. :)

Stallion Advertising / Re: Ivy Creek Stud Lineup - 2022
« on: December 03, 2017, 08:14:10 PM »
You're all booked, Emma!  8)

How'd You Do? / Re: 12/2
« on: December 02, 2017, 05:12:33 PM »
I also tried to claiming Flaming Text. Congrats, Emma!

Keepcalmandcarryon (4yo, I'm No Fool) in the Montauk Stakes (Ungr.)
One Giant Leap (2yo, V is for Victory) in the Lucky Cigar Breeders' Stakes (Gr. 3)

Jeweled Cross (3yo, Magic Cross) in the Amazon Princess Breeders' Stakes (Gr. 3)

Kerian Image (3yo, Witness) in the Amazon Princess Breeders' Stakes (Gr. 3)
Angel of Darkness (4yo, I'm Your Angel) in the Fire de Flame Breeders' Stakes (Gr. 3)

Also Rans:
Sharpsight (3yo, Witness) 8th in the QTC Cup (Gr. 2)

General/Questions / Re: Stallion Spotlight: December
« on: December 01, 2017, 10:21:45 PM »
I love, love, LOVE this! As my free time has dropped and my stable has grown, I stopped really looking into outside stallions much. Now that I have several foals by each, I'm trying to "get back out there" with some mares but am getting overwhelmed without having all that extra free time to research. Thank you for putting it into a very clear, easy-to-read, and FUN write-up! The breeding suggestions - especially from so many angles (sire/dam/self/close relations) is especially helpful in finding a suitable match. I can't wait to see more!

Stallion Advertising / Re: Ivy Creek Stud Lineup - 2022
« on: December 01, 2017, 01:25:00 PM »
Gotcha on the books!

How'd You Do? / Re: 11/29
« on: December 01, 2017, 01:21:43 PM »
A pretty great day!

Lake Como (2yo, Bellagio) in the Remsen Stakes (Gr. 2)
With Gusto (2yo, V is for Victory) in the Rainbow Quest Breeders' Stakes (Gr. 3)
Ch. Cignificant (3yo, Magic Cross) in the Cross Roads Breeders' Stakes (Gr. 3)
Candycane (2yo, Candidate) in the Demand To Know Breeders' Stakes (Gr. 3)

Ghostheart (3yo, Ghostzapper) in the Cross Roads Breeders' Stakes (Gr. 3)
Ch. Calla Lily (5yo, Candidate) in the Lymerick Breeders' Stakes (Gr. 3)

Polynesian Prince (2yo, In The Navy) in a maiden

Also Rans:
Adios Amiga (2yo, I'm Your Angel) 7th in the Demoiselle Stakes (Gr. 2)

Stallion Advertising / Re: NCh. French Ruby
« on: November 24, 2017, 12:55:54 PM »
Oh that is so frustrating!!!
That happened with my first stallion, too (Witness). I got 1 1/2 seasons with him, but thankfully I also scooped up one of his lightly raced 2YOs along the way and managed to get him to studhood (Bear Witness). Here's hoping you'll have similar luck in that regard!

How'd You Do? / Re: 11/22
« on: November 22, 2017, 01:26:39 PM »

Ka (4yo, Bellagio) in an Allowance
Count Your Gold (4yo, Count Me In) in an Allowance
Ch. Bold Proposal (4yo, Stressed) in the Top Flight Stakes (Gr. 2)

Sing Of Heroes (2yo, V is for Victory) in a NW1 Allowance

Also Rans:
Successfully claimed Rhythmic Brick (2yo, Lord Nelson) 6th in a claiming race
Watch Over Me (2yo, Witness) 10th in a NW2 Allowance
Olympic Majorette (2yo, Drum Major) 6th in a maiden

How'd You Do? / Re: 11/18
« on: November 19, 2017, 08:29:07 PM »
Happy birthday, Shanthi!

Most of our horses are home at rest (if I don't do them all at once, I tend to do a crap job of getting them home regularly), so we only had one out on this date:

Klondike Finale (3yo, Witness) in a NW1 Allowance

Anything Goes / Re: Horse riding again
« on: November 19, 2017, 08:12:01 PM »
I didn't realize you weren't riding out there! I'm so glad to hear you're getting back into the swing of it (hopefully), though. It feels good, doesn't it? At least for the soul, not so much for the out-of-practice muscles.  ;)

I'm hoping to try to get my oldest into it next spring (she'll be 3 1/2 by then). She already told me she's asking Santa for a "real horse and a real giraffe" this Christmas.  8)  We're lucky to have friends who are a few miles away with horses and an "open invitation" to come out and ride. I just hate to feel like we're imposing!

How'd You Do? / Re: 11/15
« on: November 18, 2017, 02:28:28 AM »
I sent most of my ponies home for a rest, and these are the ones that have already finished a long rest (and as a result, some are a bit out of shape fitness-wise).

Kerried Away (4yo, Take Me Away) in a NW3 Allowance
Madd About You (4yo, Express Yourself) in a NW3 Allowance

Long Hot Summer (5yo, Gunningdownromance) in an Allowance

Ch. Stars Align (5yo, All Jazzed Up) in an Allowance
Keepcalmandcarryon (4yo, I'm No Fool) in the Turnback the Alarm Stakes (Gr. 3)

Angel of Darkness (4yo, I'm Your Angel) in an Allowance
Ch. Calla Lily (5yo, Candidate) in the Stuyvesant Stakes (Gr. 3)

Canaanite (4yo, Player) in the Labour Day Cup (Gr. 3)

Also Rans:
Gracefuldancer (5yo, Foolhardy) 7th in an Allowance
Jagged Edge (5yo, What's Your Point) 8th in an Allowance

General/Questions / Re: Slacker 2yo, 3yo Hopefuls
« on: November 14, 2017, 02:08:02 AM »
Luck!!!  That's the only way to explain it!!
When I started, I couldn't afford fancy bloodlines or compete with the bigger stables, so I took chances on mares who didn't have much proven. Most of my best mares are ones who were unraced/never ran on flat/never raced at the ideal ages of 2/3 (so no idea if they would have been any good).

I currently have the following:
Keria Toon (created), claimed in her first ever race at age 4 - I took a chance without ever knowing if she would have been successful at 2yo/3yo
Sovereign Song (created), bought at age 5 as a multi-winner who had never touched the flat
Twilight Embers (Irish River x created mare), a Color War prize, a broodmare carrying her 3rd foal (so unproven offspring) but a HOTY title
(now retired) Dixie Love (created), bought at age 6 as a one-time winner who never raced at 2yo/3yo (so I hoped she would have been amazing then and would produce winners at 2&3)

I also sold the following before I knew she'd be platinum:

Slew Copy (created), bought at age 5 with just 3 total starts, never ran over flat

General/Questions / Re: 2020 Results (Finally)
« on: November 11, 2017, 09:35:27 PM »
I didn't play, but I'd love to hear what everyone got if anyone feels like sharing!  :)

General/Questions / Re: Stallion Watch: Prospects
« on: November 11, 2017, 05:57:27 PM »
I went through a bout of inactivity (thanks to working + young kiddos), but am starting to get active again. As a result, I don't have many prospects yet. I'm hoping that in a year's time we'll be in a better position to post here. I sold all the boys who were close as I couldn't give them the attention to boost them into studhood.

However, thanks to Lewis at Starfish Stables, we do have one future stallion prospect who is already qualified.  NCh. Franco Classico was the 2019 3 Year Old Colt and Classic Horse of the Year. He is sired by I'm A Classic out of a created mare, Little Franco. He has won such notable races as the Breeder's Cup Classic and UAE Derby, plus he placed in the Preakness and showed in the Belmont. At this time, he will not be standing in 2022 unless his performance makes a massive decline.

How'd You Do? / Re: 11/11
« on: November 11, 2017, 12:17:31 PM »

Glowstick (2yo, Foolhardy) in a NW3 Allowance
D'Nesh (2yo, Belanso) in a NW2 Allowance
Sharpsight (3yo, Witness) in a NW1 Allowance
Watch Me Whirl (3yo, Witness) in a NW3 Allowance

Arrogant Heat (2yo, Invasor) in a NW1 Allowance
March On (3yo, Strider) in a NW3 Allowance
Royal Wedding (3yo, Witness) in a NW2 Allowance
Ch. Wedded Bliss (2yo, Witness) in the Dante Stakes (Gr. 3)

Dixie Triumph (2yo, V is for Victory) in a maiden

Candid Star (3yo, Candidate) in a NW2 Allowance
Upswing (3yo, Drum Major) in an Allowance

Also Rans:
Gigantic Clover (2yo, Ring of Fire) 10th in a NW2 Allowance
Ghostheart (3yo, Ghostzapper) 6th in an Allowance

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