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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / Re: 12/16
« on: Yesterday at 05:00:48 AM »
Race #1: Material Lawyer - King's Landing - Flaming Key
Race #2: Humorous Whistle - Gentle Border - Aten
Race #3: Angel In Paradise - Lady Grey - Secret Information
Race #4: Mango Fire - A Life Well Lived - The Hobbit
Race #5: Shadow Crusade - Ronara Prime - Struck Me Funny
Race #6: Frin - In Like a Lion - Crown Fire
Race #7: Tangy Trip - Major Lover - I'm So Jaded
Race #8: Anasazi Sun - Summer Clown - Nearly Black
Race #9: All For Show - Bold Victory - Chalk Drawings
Race #10: Dancing Rumor - Lady Sybil - Gunning for Flory
Race #11: Clan McPeak - Shillelagh - Cascade Locks
Race #12: American Sniper - Coffee In Paris - Bewitching
Race #13: Transwarp Drive - Unseen Hero - Steve Irwin
Race #14: The Queen's Navy - Bonnie Tottenham - Watch the Stars
Race #15: Flippant Minute - Unanimous - Lasting Time
Race #16: Artistry - Rendezvous - Righteous
Race #17: Dark Currents - Prospective Belle - General Cake
Race #18: Scots Grey - Too Much Gin - Stuck On You
Race #19: Chief Spy - Tambourine - Devil's Baby Doll
Race #20: Pop Rocks - Fortune Days - Cherry on Top
Race #21: Lake Hollywood - Tijuana - In My Blood
Race #22: Ardent South - Bonnie Jean - Temporary Wine
Race #23: Peeping Tom - Ethereal Hail - I Spy
Race #24: Sedate Station - Fleet Kitten - Honey Bee
Race #25: Prince of Scotland - Noiseless Throne - Break the Rules
Race #26: Adamant Bubble - Phoenix Cure - Major Leap
Race #27: Windy City - Y'all - Always Regal
Race #28: Sedate Ease - Levinas - Scottish Bandit
Race #29: Shimmer - Mirror Image - Foolttogo
Race #30: Argan - Take the Tempo - Legally Pink
Race #31: Glamourous Fog - Salutation - Starry Eyed Mandy
Race #32: Tears of Monarch - Dreamsinger - Marked Space
Race #33: Drums of Heaven - War Penny - Bungled Conquest
Race #34: Princess - Tottenham High St - Water Temple
Race #35: Flambeaux - Vulpes - Magical Debate
Race #36: Magic Show - Flaming Flag - Bouncing Raider
Race #37: Song of Justice - West Ham - Vacancy
Race #38: Lena - Myst - Magic Jewel
Race #39: The Best Time - Catch A Ride - Eldamar
Race #40: Caught Smuggling - Aizu - Useful Judgement
Race #41: Scully - Vindictive - Qualifying Round
Race #42: Dark Gambler - Golden Globes - Wren
Race #43: Unmoved - Gibberish - Antarctica
Race #44: Classic Rock - Fight Of Your Life - Honest Fox
Race #45: Dionysus - Gobble Gobble - Dionysus
Race #46: Here Comes Trouble - High Altitude - Gnangara
Race #47: Indy Saint - Prose Edda - Can You Imagine
Race #48: Dahlia - Keep Dreamin' - Thespywholovedme
Race #49: Lord Tottenham - Hollywood Wren - Magic Bay
Race #50: Explosive Motif - Silver Roses - Painted Faces

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General/Questions / Re: December Stallion Spotlight II: Strike It Rich
« on: December 15, 2017, 11:35:19 PM »
I have Amazing Beam, that I bought from the 2yo auction. She's at least managed a win this year, but I'm hoping she'll be much better at 3 & 4. Her dam was a stakes winner. I also own a weanling colt by him as well.

I do have MSW Ch. She Will Fly in foal to him. She's silver ranked so I'm hoping it will be a good match.

After doing this write up, I'll try matching another mare based on the lines he crosses well with.

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General/Questions / December Stallion Spotlight II: Strike It Rich
« on: December 14, 2017, 09:32:44 PM »
Stallion Spotlight: December

WCh. Strike It Rich
2006 chestnut Thoroughbred stallion, 17.2hh
Strike The Gold (G) – Black Swan (G)
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CAREER
Our second Stallion Spotlight for this month is silver ranked, Strike It Rich. At 15, he is one of the older stallions still around and only one of 6 whose first crop was in 2012 or earlier. Bred by Stillwater Farms and currently owned by FF, Strike it Rich won 17 of 59 lifetime starts, 16 of those stakes races, with career earnings of $2,780,400. During a career span of 3 years, Strike It Rich was most successful running sprint distance and didn’t seem to mind what his hooves were running on. He was untested over fences, but still had success at the classic distance and even won a stakes race over 10f.

His G1 wins include the Goodwood Handicap and the Omaha Breeders' Stakes; G1-placings include the Melair Stakes, Two Thousand Guineas, Goodwood Handicap, July Cup, Lighting Stakes, and Victoria Racing Club Stakes. Strike It Rich seemed to hit his best stride at age 3 and 4, earning over $1 million each season. At three he hit the board 70% of the time and at 4, he entered all stakes races, hitting the board 73%

He frequently ran against other future stallions such as Nightfight, What’s Your Point, The Fighting Fifty and Gotta Go and beat Count Me In, Prince of Wonder, Black Warrior, Chivalry, Candidate, and Dark Continent.

INJURY HISTORY
In his last year racing, Strike It Rich had 2 injuries: Heat (RF) in May and Overheating in September.

LINEAGE
His sire, STRIKE THE GOLD, by Alydar (S) and a created mare, sired just 17 horses. 6 became stakes winners including MSW Strike It Rich, MSW GCh. Striking Beauty, MSW Ch. Iglesias, SW Ch. Gold Fever, SW Ch. Gone to Dust, SW Stroke of Luck. From his 5 daughters, 2 are silver-ranked, 2 bronze, and one is currently unranked. A bronze-ranked broodmare sire, his grandfoals include MSW’s Ch. Catch Phrase, SW Showoff, SW Secsy Star, SW Ch. Canaryinacoalmine, and SW Ch. Su Vida Loca.

His dam, BLACK SWAN, was a black type broodmare, producing all winners from 12 foals with 6 stakes winners, 5 multi stakes winners including GCh. Endless Flight, Ch. Knight Errant, Ch. Dark Laird, GCh. Swan Song, and Strike is Rich, a millionaire MSW. Average earnings for her foals is $517,125. 6 of her daughters are now broodmares, with 1 gold-ranked, 1 bronze-ranked, and the rest unranked.


SIRE RECORD
At the time of this post, he is Silver-ranked (3.9). Strike It Rich has sired 222 foals from 10 crops with 44% starters, 64% winners, 16% stakes winners and 7% multiple stakes winners. Some of his highest-earning offspring are NCh. Billionaire, GCh. Boundless Train, Ch. Payday, GCh. Rich Belle, Ch. Flota de Indias, Ch. Platinum Edition, Ch. Putitonmyaccount

Currently he is unranked as a broodmare sire. Of his daughters with started offspring he has 1 stakes placed and 2 winners but most of his grand foals are yearlings and weanlings.

Out of 65 stallions w/ started offspring:
  • 17th in highest winning percentage of offspring
  • 13th in offspring earnings
  • 16th in highest G1-placed offspring
  • 7th in G1-winning offspring

Leading Earners
  • CH. STRIKE IT LUCKY ($2,205,650), Notable stakes placings include: won Travers Stakes (G1), placed Queensland Derby (G1), placed Dubai World Cup (G1), showed Belmont Stakes (G1), placed Whitney Handicap (G1).
  • GCH. BOUNDLESS TRAIN ($1,678,550), Notable stakes wins include Santa Maria Handicap (G1), Kelso Breeders' Cup (G2), Lexington Stakes (G3), Pucker Up Stakes (G3), Modesty Handicap (G3).
  • NCH. BILLIONAIRE ($1,649,300), G1 wins include St. Jame’s Palace Stakes, Woodford Reserve Turf Classic, Dubai Duty Free. Currently holds a turf speed record at 10f.
  • GCH. RICH BELLE ($1,098,00), Notable stakes wins include Ballerina Stakes (G1), Bold Ruler Stakes (G3), Honorable Miss Handicap (G3), George C. Hendrie Stakes (G3).
  • CH. PUTITONMYACCOUNT ($558,500), Notable stakes wins include Angus Armanasco Stakes (G2), Adrian Knox Stakes (G3), Tramway Handicap (G3). Currently holds a turf speed record at 8f.
  • CH. SPLACHEE ($439,650), Notable stakes placings include: won Lockinge Stakes (G1) and placed Vessels Stallion Farm Distaff (G1). Currently holds turf speed records at 8f and 9.5f.
  • CH. EUPHORIA ($389,150), Noteable stakes placings include: won Racing Post Trophy (G1), placed Visionary Stakes (G1), showed Toorak Handicap (G1), showed Stan Fox Stakes (G2).
  • THE KLONDIKE KID ($384,450), Notable stakes placings include: won Del Mar Futurity (G1), showed Golden Slipper Stakes (G1)

Foals for Thought
Between 16 foals, all either SW or MSW, 9 had their best career year at age 2 (25%), 4 at age 3 (44%), and 5 at age 4 or older (31%).
His most successful foals have been mares by:
MSW - Abracadabra, Crimson Lad (x2), Secretary, Worth The Wait, Mr. Prospector, Rainbow Quest
SW - Sneak Peek, Planet Hollywood, Cross Roads, Moonover Boy, Highland Magic, Flash Image

Breeding Suggestions: Matching successful line crosses via sire
  • Strike the Gold daughters have produced a MSW or SW from the following sire lines: What’s It Worth, Akhetnaten, Rock of Gibraltar, High Chances, Ring of Fire, Devil His Due

Breeding suggestions: Matching successful line crosses via dam
  • Black Swan had 5 MSW by Alydar (Strike the Gold’s sire), Crimson Lad, Highland Laird, What’s It Worth and a SW by The Black
  • Black Knight broodmares have also produced SW & MSW from High Chances, Holy Bull, Bellagio (x2), Hidden Destiny, King David, Red Sunset, All Jazzed Up, Nightfight,   

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Stike it Rich currently stands in Kentucky under FF ownership for $15,000.
Being FF-owned he is not BC nominated, but he does not require approval to breed to.

Starting next month Shelbie and I will feature non-FF owned studs. I had only noticed after I had already started this write up.

Please share your own foals and successful crosses below.

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General/Questions / Re: 2022 Foals
« on: December 14, 2017, 05:31:35 PM »
SO EXCITED for all the foals I will have this year. I only had a few last year and they were all from broodmares I bought. This time I actually planned a lot of these foals and I already have most of my breedings planned for next year. I have 66 foals due next year with 10 due in January.

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / Re: 12/13
« on: December 13, 2017, 07:18:10 PM »
Wins: 250 x 11 = $2750
Places: 100 x 8 = $800
Shows: 50 x 12 = $600
Quinellas: 500 x 4 = $2000
Trifectas: 1000 x 1 = $1000
Total: $7150

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How'd You Do? / Re: 12/13
« on: December 13, 2017, 02:35:26 PM »
3-1-0-0-0 $15,000

Could've been better...


Wins:
North Oaks lease finally got a win! Fiercely (2yo, The Fighting Fifty) in a maiden

Also Rans:
Light of Eärendil (3yo, Oscillation) 7th in an Allowance
No Looking Back (5yo, Mr. Prospective) 6th in an Allowance

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / Re: 12/13
« on: December 13, 2017, 12:39:39 AM »
Race #1: Brackets - Elfin Class - Quick Book
Race #2: Spontaneous Kiss - Haught Toddy - Swirlaway
Race #3: Moontrance - Kyoko - Mute Sense
Race #4: Buy the Witness - Drifting Voyager - Foreign Debate
Race #5: Strut Your Stuff - Drum Circle - Swamp Mistress
Race #6: Ragged Jumper - Privet Drive - Moody Blues
Race #7: Forbidden Love - Major's Dream - Utsusemi
Race #8: Song of Truth - Key to the City - Minor Deer
Race #9: March On - Left Light - Distant Galaxies
Race #10: SLew O Sense - Take Warning - Worth a Miss
Race #11: Wonderful Writer - Timpani - At Last
Race #12: Cipher - Premiering - A La Carte
Race #13: Open Swing - Snow Garden - Fool Moon
Race #14: Elvis Presley - Bucephalus - Flying Cow
Race #15: What About Bob - What a Jewel - Eros
Race #16: Various Shore - Heartbeat - Squid Pro Quo
Race #17: Eye of Newt - Encke Gap - Flickering Silk
Race #18: Search Warrant - Salamanca - London Symphony
Race #19: Decius - Cowboy Ray - Napolitano
Race #20: Morale - Paradox - Llwynog
Race #21: Golden Chant - Cute News - Burning Wisp
Race #22: War Town - Raise the Bar - Bermuda Longtail
Race #23: Hot Streak - Long Road to Ruin - La Infernale
Race #24: Happy New Year - Colonial - Classic Ghost
Race #25: Paddy From Russia - Reine de la Nuit - Hollywood Power
Race #26: Gilded Wilt - Double the Joy - Testify
Race #27: Goesbumpinthenight - Jousting - Solar Belch
Race #28: Fiercely - Tosca - Cherubim
Race #29: Machu Peachu - Keen Prodigy - Swish
Race #30: Hourglass Riddle - Hollywood Fighter - Fight Club - Vetheuil
Race #31: Dawn of the Navy - Naval Port - Ease My Mind
Race #32: Just A Little Off - Royal Wedding - Naval Dreamer
Race #33: No Looking Back - Ghostly Roads - Candy Amelia
Race #34: Bronzewing - Eloquent Music - Dizzy Rake
Race #35: Classic Lady - Q - Mercutio
Race #36: Count Your Gold - One Lucky Queen - Primed
Race #37: Second Wedding - Same Dart - Ravenholm
Race #38: Victory Parade - Agreeable Card - Aquilifier
Race #39: Keepcalmeandcarryon - Amazon Mystery - Back St Warrior
Race #40: Bailey - Classic A Given - Political Agenda
Race #41: Gibraltar Tiger - Lucky at Cards - Lucky's Minaret
Race #42: Modern Peace - Smoke N Sparks - Dark Keeper
Race #43: Bong Bong Bong - With Gusto - Make Money Money
Race #44: Bachelor - Old Norse - Cignificant
Race #45: El Dorado - Tell All - Quiet Ruler
Race #46: Candycane - Nocturnal - Bird of Paradise
Race #47: Oak Beach - Blossom - Grace OMalley
Race #48: Waltzing Matilda - Lindy Hop - Bold Proposal
Race #49: Making a Statement - Distortion - A Devil's Hunger
Race #50: Silver Beauty - Salazar - Mondatta

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How'd You Do? / Re: 12/09
« on: December 09, 2017, 02:16:00 PM »
The only reason I made any money today was because Shanthi claimed one of my horses ahaha

2-0-1-0-0 $2,750


Places:
Best Point (2yo, Crystal Rainbow) in a claiming race

Fifths:
Loose Canon (2yo, Sunday Paper) in a maiden


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Annual Foal Auction / Re: How'd You Do? 2021
« on: December 06, 2017, 10:51:50 PM »
I'm just going to do the highlights because I may or may not have gone overboard lol There were just a lot of foals from stallions I don't have offspring from and most of these were bought for only $1k.

On Your Honor ICh. Long Live the King x On Your Mark (Easy Goer). Flashy liver chestnut colt whose dam is half to NCh. Run Jenny Run and she has 4 winners out of 5 racers. Bought for $1k

American Cleopatra American Pharoah x Adorable Runaway. I was really excited to pick up a foal from AP's first crop as I only have 1 mare in foal to him for next year. Dam's foals are mostly unraced but she does have a SP colt by Highland Magic. Bought for $1k

Picked up two weanling colts by Blue Smoke since we now own him, just to make sure they went to active racing homes. 
Smoking is out of MSW GCh Kill the King and Disclaimer is out of Plagiarism (S) who has 5 winners out of 5 racers including, MSW by Sunday Silence. Bought for $1k each

Muchos Gracias Mucho Macho Man x Ch. Behind the Mask. Mucho Macho Man only stood for one season so I thought it would be nice to have a foal by him, but ended up being one of my more expensive purchases. Bought for $20k

In Spades ICh. Chivalry x Maid of Spades.  Really like the lines on this colt. Dam has mostly unraced offspring but 2 winners from 2 racers including a SW by Irish River. Another expensive purchase, bought for $24k

Rosesandwine Lasting Spirit x Budding Rose. Dam only has her bronze ranking but she has 9 winners from 13 racers including 1 SW & 2 SP.  Bought for $1k

Shanthi -  Let me know about American Cleopatra's name. It is the name of AP's full sister, but she's not too famous and she's already been retired to brood after only like 3 starts, though she is stakes placed.

There are plenty more but I don't have the time or energy to write about all of them ahah Plus a lot are from unproven lines that I'm taking a chance on.

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / Re: 12/6
« on: December 06, 2017, 04:07:32 PM »
Pretty good day!

Wins: 250 x 12 = $3000
Places: 100 x 6 = $600
Shows: 50 x 3 = $150
Quinellas: 500 x 8 = $4000
Trifectas: 1000 x 1 = $1000
Total: $8750

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How'd You Do? / Re: 12/06
« on: December 06, 2017, 02:06:12 PM »
Sucky day...

4-0-1-1-0 $12,050


Places:
Miracle Son (3yo, Frankel) in a NW2 Allowance

Shows:
Cat Crossing (4yo, Tiznow) in a NW2 Allowance

Fifths:
Silver Victory (5yo, Silver Wizard) in a NW1 Allowance

Also Rans:
On A Jet Plane (3yo, Gotta Go) 9th in an Allowance

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / Re: 12/6
« on: December 06, 2017, 03:07:48 AM »
Race #1: Ragged Wire - Languid Song - Vast Blade
Race #2: Ask Me How - Hot Streak - Twelve Monkeys
Race #3: Justfortheoccasion - Dead to Right - Obedient Fish
Race #4: Illustriious - Miracle Son - Fleet Magic
Race #5: Beach Party - Doodles Fire - Data
Race #6: Grish - Lives in a Dream - I See Fire
Race #7: Mama Cass - Hung Up - Must Be Glory
Race #8: Sun Tan - Break Out - Raifi
Race #9: Floating Friend - Mantle of Honor - Tottenham are Back
Race #10: Yes I'm Lucky - War Flag - Capricious
Race #11: Silent Night - Aged Gold - Archduke
Race #12: Marouk - Project Insight - Ensign of Ark
Race #13: Landslide Victory - Snowbell - Dark Avenger
Race #14: Colorful Gold - All Out of Luck - French Dream
Race #15: Blue Footed Booby - Dobies Bight - Rock Me Amadeus
Race #16: Flashy Dove - Renege - Drifting Fizz
Race #17: Ask for Grace - Skellig - Bags of Money
Race #18: Eponine - Talkin To Myself - Future Outlook
Race #19: French Revolution - On a Jet Plane - Omadale
Race #20: Mary Celeste - All Hallows' Eve - What's Love
Race #21: Goodbye My Lady - Pointless Dreamer - Right Memory
Race #22: Jilted - Ocean's Eleven - Wasabi Sapphire
Race #23: Barolia - Tottenham Dancer - Coiõ˚ld Hearted
Race #24: Tin Cup Chalice - Nights Dream - Suncat
Race #25: Razzle Dazzle Blue - Abscond - Get the Axe
Race #26: Moony's Deal - Son O Minx - Ziggy Zoomba
Race #27: First - Lynx - Native Post
Race #28: Whyyouask - Nellie Melba - Fan the Flames
Race #29: Whydontyloveme - Tattletale - Vanquish
Race #30: Kiss n' Cry - Vanquish - Olivine
Race #31: Blue Secret - Wonder Woman - Sun Fly
Race #32: Lumiere - Abacus - Tsarina
Race #33: Votesrin - Peacefully - Highland Velvet
Race #34: Eyeontheprize - Black Magic - Dragon War
Race #35: Raw Gem - Belpasso - Ostentatious
Race #36: Wegotta - Exclusively - Golden Monkey
Race #37: Sudden Roll - Swift Scene - Virtuoso
Race #38: Present Memory - Bitter Memory - The Hobbit
Race #39: Present Memory - Bitty Memory - Snoggin
Race #40: Biala - Ekina - Zanotti
Race #41: Quaint Friend - Busybody - Silver Victory
Race #42: Strike A Light - Actors Mark - Kid Rocks
Race #43: Ornithology - In the Stars - Mighty King
Race #44: Forget to Smoke - Known Owl - Poised Iris
Race #45: Glass Tiger - Deep Silence - Rockette
Race #46: Smart Dove - Cat Crossing - Toujours
Race #47: Harlequin - Dark Debate - Invidium
Race #48: Saowin - Tau Alpha C - Timeless Spell
Race #49: Belak - L'Amour - Epoch
Race #50: Mount Olympus - Caldik Prime - Xanino

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How'd You Do? / Re: 12/2
« on: December 02, 2017, 11:50:39 PM »
I just can't bear to part with them!

Yeeeeah I have somehow ended up with 80 broodmares and I've been playing for a year LOL
I have a shopping addiction in sim games ahaha

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How'd You Do? / Re: 12/2
« on: December 02, 2017, 01:54:08 PM »
10-1-2-3-2 $52,300

Decent day!


Wins:
Oakenshield (3yo, Ring of Fire) in a claiming race. - He's been on the struggle bus this year, glad to see him get a win!

Places:
July Confection (4yo, Invasor) in an Allowance
I'm Important (3yo, National Post) in a NW1 Allowance

Shows:
Southern Warrior (4yo, Black Warrior) in an Allowance
Ching Shih (3yo, In The Navy) in a NW2 Allowance
Wish Come True (3yo, As You Wish) in a NW3 Allowance

Fourths:
Cruise Control (2yo, Candidate) in a maiden
Credance (2yo, Worthy Victor) in a maiden

Also Rans:
Bottle Of Rum (4yo, Candidate) 12th in an Allowance
Ch. No Such Luck (5yo, Gone Haywire) 9th in an Allowance


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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 12/2
« on: December 02, 2017, 12:47:21 AM »
finish later

Race #1: Moncler - Jawbreaker - Storm Charm
Race #2: Elope - Lorde - Sackville
Race #3: Cabaret - The Awful Daring - Sepia
Race #4: Roalind - Early Pass - Warm Analogy
Race #5: Green Jade - Normal List - Lose Control
Race #6: Demonic Minute - Vague Writer - Agreeable Coast
Race #7: Chortle - Fear Nothing - Oh My Lord
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