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How'd You Do? / Re: 6/16
« on: June 17, 2018, 02:49:08 am »
I had another "raceday" today, with my dog and a friend! We participated in a dog trekking event and we had great fun although we were the "also rans" there
But not the last ones of them!!

I'm sure you weren't the last ones. I think almost all of my runners today finished behind you!!!

8(8)-0-1(1)-0-1(1) $27,750

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How'd You Do? / Re: 6/13
« on: June 13, 2018, 07:16:44 pm »
22(22)-4(4)-3(3)-1(1)-1(1) $887,750

Not great in quantity, but definitely in quality. 4 winners, all SW including 2 G1W.  We did get our 8th Classic winner of the year.

b]Wins:[/b]
Ch. Stealth Mode (3yo, Major's Flight) in the Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap (Gr. 3) - Her 3rd win in a row and 2nd SW.
Ledgendary Fortune (3yo, Major's Flight) in the Northern Dancer Stakes (Ungr.) - Pleasant surprise as he was the least favored of our runners in this race (at least in our opinion).
Ch. Charlotte Victory (3yo, Worthy Victor) in the Irish Oaks Stakes (Gr. 1) - 4th in the Irish 1,000 Guineas, behind stable companion Secret Victor (who was only 7th in this race).
NCh. Gaudy Night (7yo, Prince Of Wonder) in the The Grand National (Gr. 1) - 2nd win in this race and just needs one more SW of any grade to become Stud-Qualified (see thread on this race on the Forum).

Places:
Ch. Waltzing Matilda (5yo, I'm A Classic) in the Statue of Liberty (Ungr.)
Ch. Born Risky (3yo, First Born Son) in the Northern Dancer Stakes (Ungr.)
Infamous (3yo, Blue Smoke) in the Irish Oaks Stakes (Gr. 1)

Shows:
GCh. Unbreakable Vow (5yo, Secretsarebound) in the Statue of Liberty (Ungr.)

Fourths:
Ch. Jump Jive 'N' Wail (4yo, Stressed) in the The Grand National (Gr. 1)

Fifths:
Ch. Mexican Spitfire (3yo, First Born Son) in the Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap (Gr. 3)
Ch. Invidium (4yo, Spock) in the True North Breeders' Cup (Gr. 2)

Also Rans:
Ch. Barash (4yo, Belanso) 10th in the Statue of Liberty (Ungr.)
Ch. Best Crystal (3yo, Demand the Best) 7th in the Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap (Gr. 3)
Bareil (4yo, Belanso) 7th in the True North Breeders' Cup (Gr. 2)
Ch. StarCraft Wishes (4yo, As You Wish) 8th in the True North Breeders' Cup (Gr. 2)
Firstround'sonme (3yo, First Born Son) 7th in the Riva Ridge Breeders' Cup (Gr. 2)
Hymnal (3yo, Animal Kingdom) 10th in the Riva Ridge Breeders' Cup (Gr. 2)
Ch. Weapon (3yo, Lucky Streak) 9th in the Riva Ridge Breeders' Cup (Gr. 2)
Blue Topaz (3yo, In The Navy) 10th in the Northern Dancer Stakes (Ungr.)
Ch. Secret Victor (3yo, Worthy Victor) 7th in the Irish Oaks Stakes (Gr. 1)
Beach Baby (2yo, Away The Lads) 7th in the Ascot Fillies Mile (Gr. 1)
Ch. Magical Scent (4yo, Foolhardy) 6th in the The Grand National (Gr. 1)

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Thanks.

His record in this race is 2019 (1st), 2020 (3rd), 2021 (4th) and 2022 (1st), so he seems to like this race. Hopefully, we'll be able to get him the last SW he needs to become Stud-Qualified, in which case he will go to Stud next year.

Not bad for a horse who's first ever win was in a $30,000 Claiming race, nearly four years ago, and we were lucky that he went unclaimed then. He was a $5,000 purchase from Cricket Hill as a yearling and is named after a horse that my family owned in Jamaica about 40 years ago.


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How'd You Do? / Re: 6/9
« on: June 09, 2018, 09:14:33 pm »
14(13)-4(4)-1(1)-2(2)-3(3) $1,569,250

Good day, with wins in both the G1 Epsom Oaks and G1 Belmont Stakes. Our 6th & 7th Classic winners of the year.

Wins:
Ch. Mother Teresa (3yo, Gilded Saint) in the Just A Game Breeders' Cup (Gr. 3)
Ch. Dif-tor Heh Smusma (4yo, Major's Flight) in the Cab Calloway (Ungr.)
Ch. Causin' Mischeif (3yo, Spock) in the Epsom Oaks Stakes (Gr. 1)
Clicker Lab lease Ch. Bong Bong Bong (3yo, Nightfight) in the Belmont Stakes (Gr. 1)

Places:
Ch. Vigilante Justice (5yo, Take Me Away) in the Cab Calloway (Ungr.)

Shows:
Hi Fi (4yo, Magic Glory) in the Cab Calloway (Ungr.)
Ch. Streaky Player (3yo, Lucky Streak) in the Epsom Oaks Stakes (Gr. 1)

Fourths:
Ch. Honey's Victory (3yo, Worthy Victor) in the Epsom Derby Stakes (Gr. 1)
Voldemort is Dead (3yo, Magic Glory) in the Epsom Oaks Stakes (Gr. 1)
Ch. Bele (3yo, Highland Magic) in the Belmont Stakes (Gr. 1)

Fifths:
Ch. Casa de Victor (3yo, Worthy Victor) in the Epsom Derby Stakes (Gr. 1) - Disappointing performance from our 2,000 Guineas winner. He seems to be an all-or-nothing type with 5 wins and 4 unplaced in his 9 races. I guess today was a "nothing" day for him.

Also Rans:
Pseudo Echo (2yo, Candidate) 6th in an Allowance
Ch. Worthy Endeavor (3yo, Worthy Victor) 6th in the Epsom Derby Stakes (Gr. 1)
Ch. Victor's Podium (3yo, Worthy Victor) 8th in the Belmont Stakes (Gr. 1) - Our Preakness winner. The first time he has finished off-the-board.

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How'd You Do? / Re: 6/6
« on: June 07, 2018, 06:48:06 pm »
Apart from Starfish horses finishing 1-2 in the G1. Manhattan Handicap, nothing warranted writing about.

The race was won by Ch. Zealous (5yo, Monarchos) with [https://www.finalfurlong.org/viewhorse.php?horse=21508]NCh. Holy Spurs[/url] (6yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in second place.

The only other thing of note was that we successfully claimed [https://www.finalfurlong.org/viewhorse.php?horse=29412]Ch. Fool Moon[/url] from Lochiedo Stables after he won his Claiming Race.

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Foaling Barn / Re: Starfish Stables Foals - 2022
« on: June 04, 2018, 03:44:03 am »
The final foal due in June made her appearance overnight. Both mother and baby doing fine.

MORE MOONS
NCh. Last For More x Bandia an Gealach (S) - NCh. Moonover Boy (B)
10.0h light bay filly

1/2 sister to Ch. Bandita, Dark Moon

"Bandia an Gealach" roughly translated from Irish means "Moon Goddess" or "Goddess of the Moon", hence the name.

113 out of 121 - 55 colts, 51 fillies, 7 stillborn - 8 still due, all in July

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How'd You Do? / Re: 6/2
« on: June 03, 2018, 11:57:04 am »
Interesting to note that 2 of the 2YO Stakes races were won by FFCh. Foolhardy progeny.

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How'd You Do? / Re: 6/2
« on: June 02, 2018, 03:16:03 pm »
18(4)-3-1-1-2 $124,300

Wins:
Ch. Pureblood (4yo, Magic Glory) in an Allowance - 2nd win from 4 starts this year.
Coco's Flight (3yo, Major's Flight) in an Allowance - Continues to run consistently, not out of the first 4 in any of his 8 races overall.
GCh. Almost a Gentleman (6yo, Void) in an Allowance - after a number of so-so performances in the past year and a half, all on Dirt, tried him on Turf for the first time. The experiment seemed to be successful, at least for this race.

Places:
Miraculous Flight (3yo, Major's Flight) in an Allowance

Shows:
Fancy Your Luck (3yo, Lucky Streak) in a NW3 Allowance

Fourths:
Ch. Odds on Spurs Win (5yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in an Allowance
Scotland Ablaze (3yo, Edinburgh) in an Allowance

Fifths:
Ch. Mantle of Honor (4yo, Mantle of Power) in an Allowance
Venus Hot Shot (3yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in an Allowance
Ch. Open Swing (5yo, Witness) in an Allowance

Also Rans:
Ch. Tottenham are Back (4yo, Tottenham Hotspur) 6th in an Allowance
Ch. Smoked Out (6yo, Rumor Has It) 9th in an Allowance
Navy Challenge (3yo, In The Navy) 6th in a NW3 Allowance
Prospective Flight (3yo, Major's Flight) 7th in a NW3 Allowance
Dione (2yo, Spock) 9th in the Fashion Stakes (Ungr.)
Mymble (2yo, Away The Lads) 8th in the Fashion Stakes (Ungr.)
Empty Gears (2yo, Void) 8th in the Flash Stakes (Gr. 3)
Revenant (2yo, Blue Smoke) 10th in the Flash Stakes (Gr. 3)

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Foaling Barn / Re: Starfish Stables Foals - 2022
« on: June 01, 2018, 05:36:38 pm »
The first of the two foals expected in June made his appearance overnight. Both mother and baby doing fine.

ADMIRAL BOOM
NCh. In The Navy x Mary Poppins - Created
8.3h flea-bitten grey colt

Full brother to Rear Admiral (2020)
3/4 brother to Classy Victory, Naval Port
1/2 brother to Dick van Dyke

Admiral Boom is the name of the Retired Admiral who lived down the road from the Banks family in the movie Mary Poppins.

112 out of 121 - 55 colts, 50 fillies, 7 stillborn - 9 still due - 1 more due in June

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How'd You Do? / Re: 5/30
« on: May 31, 2018, 03:36:55 am »
15(13)-2(2)-4(4)-1(1)-0 $882,250

Wins:
Ch. Major's Prospect (4yo, Major's Flight) in the Louisville Handicap (Gr. 3)
Ch. Power of Secrets (4yo, Mantle of Power) in the Bailey's Irish Champion Stakes (Gr. 1)

Places:
Last Raven (3yo, Painted Raven) in the Real Delight Stakes (Ungr.) - Beaten by a Nose
NCh. Franco Classico (6yo, I'm A Classic) in the Metropolitan Stakes (Gr. 1) - Beaten by a Nose
Ch. Gett Bold (5yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in the Louisville Handicap (Gr. 3)
Arc de Triomphe (3yo, French Ruby) in the Jennings Handicap (Ungr.) - Beaten by 3/4 Length.

Shows:
NCh. The Voyage Home (6yo, Spock) in the Sheepshead Bay Handicap (Gr. 2)

Fifths:
Ch. StrawberryDaiquiri (3yo, Rumor Has It) in the Real Delight Stakes (Ungr.)

Also Rans:
Ch. Admission of Power (4yo, Mantle of Power) 6th in an Allowance
Ch. Amazon Mystery (5yo, Black Warrior) 10th in an Allowance
GCh. El Dorado (5yo, Eighteen Karat) 14th in the Metropolitan Stakes (Gr. 1)
ICh. Foolin' No One (6yo, Foolhardy) 13th in the Metropolitan Stakes (Gr. 1)
Ch. Spurs Win (5yo, Tottenham Hotspur) 7th in the Louisville Handicap (Gr. 3)
Ch. Navy Kitty (3yo, In The Navy) 6th in the Jennings Handicap (Ungr.)
Ch. Thirteenth Warrior (6yo, Sixth Day) 10th in the Bailey's Irish Champion Stakes (Gr. 1)

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How'd You Do? / Re: 5/26
« on: May 26, 2018, 05:06:29 pm »
Very good day. 13 runners spread out over 5 races and our horses won all 5, including 4 SW. In 3 of those races, Starfish horses finished 1-2, and in the other 2 races they finished 1-3.

13(11)-5(4)-3(3)-2(1)-0 $324,000

Wins:
Ch. Admiral Al (4yo, In The Navy) in an Allowance
GCh. StarshipEnterprise (5yo, Spock) in the Kingston Handicap (Ungr.)
Naval Dawn (3yo, In The Navy) in the Woodlawn Stakes (Ungr.)
Chance of Victory (3yo, High Chances) in the Ben Cohen Stakes (Ungr.)
Ch. Back to First (3yo, First Born Son) in the Skipat Stakes (Ungr.)

Places:
GCh. Spurs Away Gamble (5yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in the Kingston Handicap (Ungr.)
Wait for Dixie (3yo, Worth The Wait) in the Woodlawn Stakes (Ungr.)
Bonnie's Flight (3yo, Major's Flight) in the Skipat Stakes (Ungr.)

Shows:
Ch. 1961 Double Team (5yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in an Allowance
Streak of Luck (3yo, Lucky Streak) in the Ben Cohen Stakes (Ungr.)

Fifths:
Ch. Silver Roses (5yo, Silver Wizard) in the Kingston Handicap (Ungr.)
Allie's Navy (3yo, In The Navy) in the Woodlawn Stakes (Ungr.)

Also Rans:
Torah (3yo, Tottenham Hotspur) 8th in the Ben Cohen Stakes (Ungr.)



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How'd You Do? / Re: 5/23
« on: May 23, 2018, 03:35:24 pm »
Apart from 2 SW, nothing worth writing about.

10(10)-2(2)-0-0-3(3) $281,000

Wins:
Stealth Mode (3yo, Major's Flight) in the Shuvee Handicap (Gr. 2)
Ch. StarCraft Wishes (4yo, As You Wish) in the Maryland Breeders' Cup (Gr. 3)

Fourths:
Ch. Royal Mint (5yo, What's Debatable) in the Dixie Stakes (Gr. 2)
GCh. Olympic Flame (5yo, Golden Text) in the Gallorette Handicap (Gr. 3)
Prince Of Scotland (4yo, Slew O'Scots) in the Maryland Breeders' Cup (Gr. 3)

Fifths:
Ch. Metropolitan (4yo, Witness) in the Dixie Stakes (Gr. 2)

Also Rans:
Grandiose Castle (3yo, TakeMeToHollywood) 7th in the Dixie Stakes (Gr. 2)
Ch. Charmed Cat's Life (5yo, Alley Cat) 6th in the Maryland Breeders' Cup (Gr. 3)
Ch. Knight's Templar (6yo, Dark Demand) 6th in the Royal Gloucestershire (Gr. 2)
Ch. This Is My Story (6yo, Gone Haywire) 8th in the Royal Gloucestershire (Gr. 2)

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Foaling Barn / Re: Starfish Stables Foals - 2022
« on: May 20, 2018, 04:08:38 pm »
The last May foal made her appearance. Both mother and baby doing fine.

VICTOR’S GLORY
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

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Anything Goes / Re: Preakness Stakes 2018 (May 19)
« on: May 20, 2018, 11:17:27 am »
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.

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How'd You Do? / Re: 5/19
« on: May 19, 2018, 05:39:40 pm »
24(12)-5(3)-4(2)-5(2)-4(2) $1,158,400

Good day. 3 SW, including the G1 Preakness Stakes. Our 5th Classic winner of the year. Also had our first 2YO winners for this year.

Wins:
Clicker Lab lease Bohemian Rhapsody (2yo, Al Mundhir) in a NW2 Allowance
Fuzzy Square (2yo, Foolhardy) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Best Crystal (3yo, Demand the Best) in the Genuine Risk (Gr. 2)
Firstround'sonme (3yo, First Born Son) in the Sir Barton Stakes (Ungr.)
Ch. Victor's Podium (3yo, Worthy Victor) in the Preakness Stakes (Gr. 1) - Didn't run in the Kentucky Derby so there will be no FF TC this year.

Places:
Beach Baby (2yo, Away The Lads) in a NW1 Allowance
Supersonic Flight (2yo, Superdocious) in a NW2 Allowance
GrdCtrltoMajorTom (3yo, Major's Flight) in the Genuine Risk (Gr. 2)
Ch. Bele (3yo, Highland Magic) in the Preakness Stakes (Gr. 1)

Shows:
Lightning Bolt (2yo, Usain Bolt) in a NW3 Allowance
Hot August Nights (2yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in a NW3 Allowance
Hogwarts Office (2yo, Hogwarts) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Commemorate Spurs (3yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in the Genuine Risk (Gr. 2)
Worthy Image (3yo, Worthy Victor) in the Sir Barton Stakes (Ungr.)

Fourths:
Last Magician (2yo, Last For More) in a NW2 Allowance
Lucky Debate (2yo, Lucky Streak) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Debatable Streak (3yo, Lucky Streak) in the Sir Barton Stakes (Ungr.)
Ch. Ghostly Gift (3yo, Ghostzapper) in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (Gr. 1)

Fifths:
Last Kitty (2yo, Last For More) in a NW2 Allowance
Lucky Twin (2yo, Lucky Streak) in a NW3 Allowance
Born to Dream (3yo, First Born Son) in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (Gr. 1)

Also Rans:
Beyond the Void (2yo, Void) 8th in a NW1 Allowance
Ch. Tottenham Dancer (3yo, Tottenham Hotspur) 7th in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (Gr. 1)
Clicker Lab lease Ch. Bong Bong Bong (3yo, Nightfight) 8th in the Preakness Stakes (Gr. 1) - Disappointing run after his 3rd in the Derby, but, as his Energy was only up to "B" this morning, I guess that kind of explains it.

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