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Anything Goes / Pegasus World Cup 2018 (Jan. 27)
« on: January 19, 2018, 08:16:53 am »
From Wikipedia: The Pegasus World Cup is an American Thoroughbred horse race whose first running was on January 28, 2017 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. With a purse of $12 million for its inaugural running, the Pegasus World Cup surpassed the Dubai World Cup as the richest horse race in the world. It is run over the dirt at the distance of ​1 1⁄8 miles (9 furlongs) and is open to horses four years old and up. The Grade I rating has been assumed from the Donn Handicap.

Some links:

Pegasus World Cup - home page

Pegasus World Cup - Wikipedia

@PegasusWorldCup - Twitter

Contenders:

COLLECTED - trained by Hall of Fame trainer Baffert, who saddled Arrogate to victory last year.

FEAR THE COWBOY

GIANT EXPECTATIONS

GUNNEVERA

GUN RUNNER - my favourite moment of his was winning the Whitney Handicap (2017) with a horseshoe anchor in his tail

SEEKING THE SOUL

SHARP AZTECA

STELLAR WIND - girlpower! Stellar Wind earned an Eclipse Award as champion 3-year-old filly in 2015. She is scheduled to be bred to American Pharoah in 2018.

TOAST OF NEW YORK - I read a touching story of him which I can't find now, but I have this quote from his trainer Jamie Osborne: ""My job is to get them there retaining their desire; as fit as I can get them; as comfortable, as sound, as pain-free as I can get them; and to give them the opportunity to show whether or not the ability still exists.”. There is also a number of videos on his twitter, in which Toast of New York shows his beautiful walk. And conformation.

WAR STORY

WEST COAST - another horse from Bob Baffert's barn.


Any bets? :)

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How'd You Do? / 1/17
« on: January 17, 2018, 11:36:15 am »
They all bombed today, but these were crowded races so I'd say they tried hard.

Fifths:
Fuzzy Impact (3yo, Magic Glory) in a claiming race - I won the claim on this girl and she's the only one in the money

Also Rans:
Leeway (3yo, Formal Occasion)
Crazy Love (4yo, Daredevil Dan) 10th in a NW3 Allowance
Salamanca (4yo, Bellagio) 11th in a NW3 Allowance

By the way, I don't know if it's just me but the screen still blinks black when it loads a page within the forum.

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How'd You Do? / 1/13
« on: January 13, 2018, 11:43:31 am »
Everyone in the money! That's not my stable :P

Places:
Tosca (3yo, Lord Nelson) in a claiming race
Satin on Steel (3yo, Magic Cross) in a maiden
House of Cards (3yo, Robin Hood) in a NW1 Allowance

Shows:
Rodarte (3yo, I'm No Fool) in a maiden

Fourths:
Filipendulous (3yo, My Lucky Day) in a NW2 Allowance

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How'd You Do? / 1/6
« on: January 06, 2018, 11:38:24 am »
Super happy!

Wins:
Ch. Crème Brûlée (3yo, Candidate) in the Up and Coming Stakes (Gr. 2) - this boy is the highlight of our 2019 crop. He was leased by Starfish Stables as a 2yo, and this is his first start for us. Also his third race in Australia, both previous races being wins (including a Grade 1!) so I decided to let him run without a whip. I'd love to have him studified but I also promise that he'll run at least 50 races before he retires to stud :P

Also Rans:
Xplicit Glam (3yo, Created) 10th in a NW2 Allowance - this lovely chestnut girl is retired now and she'll be retrained as a hack horse ;)
Water Temple (3yo, Bellagio) 7th in a NW1 Allowance
Comme des Garçons (3yo, I'm No Fool) 6th in a claiming race - super exciting to have this FFCh. I'm No Fool colt, out of a gold ranked dam. Not so excited about his dead last finish, but we'll get there...

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How'd You Do? / 1/3
« on: January 03, 2018, 11:29:56 am »
Yay, a win! :P

Wins:
Tipping the Velvet (4yo, Deep Impact) in a NW3 Allowance - her first steeplechase, seems that she'll like dirt and jumps just like her dam

Places:
Glamorous Fog (4yo, Strike It Rich) in an Allowance - the "stallion spotlight" about Strike It Rich reminded me of her, and she seems to enjoy the attention

Shows:
Rodarte (3yo, I'm No Fool) in a maiden - lightly raced filly with great pedigree

Also Rans:
Cuddly Thought (3yo, Chivalry) 13th in a maiden
Y'all (3yo, Changeling) 11th in a maiden
La Chunga (4yo, As You Wish) 7th in an Allowance
Salamanca (4yo, Bellagio) 11th in an Allowance
Zooming Through (3yo, Ring of Fire) 7th in a claiming race
Dainty Twee (3yo, Animal Kingdom) 9th in an Allowance

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Foaling Barn / Clicker Lab 2022 Foals
« on: January 01, 2018, 07:02:22 am »
Happy New Year everyone! My stable page still shows that I have 40 yearlings and 34 weanlings but it's 2022 already ;)
This year I have an ambitious project to refresh my German... therefore babies will have German names. I probably don't need to worry much about names being already taken.
As usual, I also name them alphabetically. We welcomed a beautiful colt and a filly this morning!

Aufeinander - handsome 9.1h dark bay colt by NCh. Space Chips, out of Ch. Crownette (Giant's Causeway). First foal ever by our second stallion! Name means something like "one after another". He's the fourth foal from his dam, all bred by us.

Ch. Crownette goes to NCh. In The Navy next.

Ängi - 9.1h dapple grey filly by WCh. Usain Bolt, out of NCh. Winter Queen (FFCh. Foolhardy). First foal from Winter Queen, and I'm obviously very excited about her. I used to own Winter Queen's dam, which belongs now to Stillwater Farms, but we keep her younger colt bred by Clicker Lab and he's already a stakes winner. Definitely a precious damline. Winter Queen had an amazing 2yo year, winning almost everything she entered. Then she slowed down as a 3yo but after that she found energy for another great year. Ängi is a geographical area in Switzerland... I think ;)
The filly is 3x3 inbred to Highland Rogue, Chef-de-Race (I/C).

NCh. Winter Queen will be bred to our stallion NCh. Space Chips.

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How'd You Do? / 12/27
« on: December 27, 2017, 11:20:50 am »
I probably saved some money by not entering the big races ;)

Wins:
Glamorous Fog (3yo, Strike It Rich) in a Starter Allowance - nice win to end a good year!

Places:
Tipping the Velvet (3yo, Deep Impact) in a NW2 Allowance

Fourths:
Filipendulous (2yo, My Lucky Day) in a NW2 Allowance

Fifths:
Yay or Nay (2yo, Frankel) in a maiden

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How'd You Do? / 12/09
« on: December 09, 2017, 01:25:17 pm »
A homebred stakes winner, and a filly!

Wins:
Thom Browne (2yo, I'm No Fool) in a NW3 Allowance
Dainty Twee (2yo, Animal Kingdom) in the East View Stakes (Ungr.)

Places:
One Blazing Glance (3yo, Take Me Away) in a NW2 Allowance

Shows:
House of Cards (2yo, Robin Hood) in a maiden

Fourths:
Xoxoxo (2yo, High Chances) in a claiming race
La Chunga (3yo, As You Wish) in a Starter Allowance

Fifths:
Like Whatever (2yo, Belanso) in a NW2 Allowance
Crazy Love (3yo, Daredevil Dan) in a Starter Allowance

Also Rans:
Ziggurat (2yo, Can't Touch This) 7th in a NW1 Allowance
Join the Joyride (2yo, Monarchos) 8th in a NW2 Allowance

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Annual Foal Auction / How'd You Do? 2021
« on: December 04, 2017, 09:31:07 am »
I actually forgot about it yesterday morning, but managed to get a few of my first picks. Last year I bought only Like Whatever, and I still keep him. He had a good 2yo year, won once and was many times in the money, although not stakes level. He definitely earned his purchase price.

This year's yearlings:

Apophis is a 15.1h bay yearling filly by ICh. City Upon a Hill, out of Ch. As You See (WCh. As You Wish). Born on January 1st, she should be soon ready to start her training. She has a wonderful pedigree, with dam allowance level on dirt and turf and stakes level steeplechaser. 4x5 inbred to Secretariat via dam. She is the second foal from her freshman sire. Named after a near-Earth asteroid that caused a brief period of concern in December 2004 because initial observations indicated a probability of up to 2.7% that it would hit Earth on April 13, 2029. Not sure if it's a feminine name, but I really wanted to use this one and I keep naming foals alphabetically...
Purchase price: $31,000

Gliese is a 15.2h chestnut filly by ICh. Prince Of Wonder, out of Ch. LittleBittieSecret. Dam was stakes level as a 3yo and she also had a good 2yo career. I had one homebred colt by Prince Of Wonder, which is now retired, and I decided to give this sire another chance... Gliese is a name of several red dwarfs and one asteroid, which are named after Wilhelm Gliese, a German astronomer. He specialized in the study and cataloging of nearby stars.
Purchase price: $1,000

I'm Game is a 15.1h dark bay colt by ICh. Devil His Due, out of Ch. First Dance (Whirlaway). Dam was a turf monster as a 3yo, won Gr. 1 Arlington Million and set a speed record winning Ungr. Boo La Boo Stakes by 16 lengths. She is now silver ranked. The colt has already reached his estimated height.
Purchase price: $8,500

Weanling:

Zest For Blue is a 11.1h blood bay colt by Blue Ensign, out of platinum ranked Slew Copy. Both her millionaire sons were turf specialists and Blue Ensign was a Grade 1 steeplechaser, so this colt should have some talent for jumps (and turf). He is only my second horse out of a platinum ranked mare; the first one I got just recently as my Color War award.
Purchase price:  $24,500

Now let's practice the zen of not looking back to buy more potential money eaters... ;)

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How'd You Do? / 11/29
« on: December 01, 2017, 12:16:25 pm »
That was worth the wait!

Wins:
Fool For Flowers (2yo, I'm No Fool) in a claiming race - successfuly claimed from FF
Water Temple (2yo, Bellagio) in a maiden

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How'd You Do? / 11/15
« on: November 15, 2017, 11:36:36 am »
All 2yo's and everyone in the money!  ^-^

Wins:
Soliloquy (2yo, Giant's Causeway) in a NW1 Allowance - nice easy win by three lengths, and first in her career

Places:
House of Cards (2yo, Robin Hood) in a maiden

Shows:
Dainty Twee (2yo, Animal Kingdom) in a maiden

Fourths:
Thom Browne (2yo, I'm No Fool) in a NW3 Allowance - his fourth fourth :P he should probably have a rest after eleven races this year
Rodarte (2yo, I'm No Fool) in a maiden

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How'd You Do? / 11/11
« on: November 11, 2017, 11:31:23 am »
Wins:
Brand X (2yo, Daredevil Dan) in a claiming race - his first win ever, my only win today, and he got claimed while I lost a claim on another horse. Oh well ;)

Places:
Twelve Monkeys (4yo, Sixth Day) in a NW2 Allowance - she's actually earning back the money that I paid for her! That's rare.

Shows:
Glamorous Fog (3yo, Strike It Rich) in a NW3 Allowance

Fourths:
Salamanca (3yo, Bellagio) in a NW3 Allowance

Fifths:
Tipping the Velvet (3yo, Deep Impact) in a NW2 Allowance

Also Rans:
Tosca (2yo, Lord Nelson) 6th in a NW1 Allowance
Xoxoxo (2yo, High Chances) 9th in a NW2 Allowance
Ziggurat (2yo, Can't Touch This) 7th in a maiden
Join the Joyride (2yo, Monarchos) 8th in a NW2 Allowance

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How'd You Do? / 11/4
« on: November 04, 2017, 12:14:36 pm »

Wins:
Ch. Puede Que Haya (3yo, Monarchos) in a claiming race - glad she didn't get claimed as I just wrote that she's the only one to continue her damline...

Shows:
Tosca (2yo, Lord Nelson) in a maiden
Water Temple (2yo, Bellagio) in a maiden

Fourths:
Thom Browne (2yo, I'm No Fool) in a NW2 Allowance

Also Rans:
Zooming Through (2yo, Ring of Fire) 6th in a maiden

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As usual, Clicker Lab boys are early ;) 2022 will be Al's first 2yo's racing. He wasn't raced as a 2yo, because I claimed him from Final Furlong when he was three already. Al's stud fee will be reduced to $3,000 this year (it used to be $5,000). Space Chips remains the same.

NCh. Al Mundhir




  • Chestnut stallion, 16.1h
  • Graded stakes winner on dirt, turf and steeplechase, at age 3 to 5, no injuries
  • By Almost Home, Chef-de-Race (I), sire to GCh. Harvard Bound, ICh. Almost Precious, NCh. Almost A Star, NCh. My Stupid Girl, GCh. Jagged Stone, GCh. American Dance
  • Out of Gilded Sky, dam to NCh. Hidden Destiny
  • Nominated for the Breeders' Cup
  • Live Foal Guarantee


Al Mundhir's bookings - stud fee: $3,000

Feb 1Gal on the LamNew Boston Stables
Feb 1...Cricket Hill
Feb 2CaoimheBeli Stables
Feb 2... Cricket Hill
Mar 1Tried and True Semiahmoo Stables
Mar 1Golden Sparkle Vimes Racing
Mar 2Spanish Jazz Coleman Branch
Mar 2Morgan le Fey Stillwater Farms
Mar 3... ...
Mar 3
Apr 1Ch. IrelandClicker Lab
Apr 1Cheers Stillwater Farms
Apr 2Ch. Iyaiyai Clicker Lab
Apr 2Chipeta Sky Stillwater Farms
May 1Beer Barrel Generous Bloodstock
May 1
May 2
May 2
June 1GCh. Yeman Clicker Lab
June 1
June 2......
June 2
July 1......
July 1......
July 2
July 2Pieds de PlumeNew Boston Stables
Aug 1Ch. Nightingale Island Clicker Lab
Aug 1
Aug 2
Aug 2


NCh. Space Chips



  • Dark bay stallion, 16.2h
  • Dirt specialist, steeplechase winner, stakes winner at age 2 to 4
  • By WCh. Nightfight, gold ranked, sire to ICh. Fightin' The Smoke, NCh. Nightwatchman, NCh. Fight The Twilight, ICh. Devil's Walk, WCh. Sponsored
  • Out of Hey Toots, dam to Ch. Reveille, NCh. Call To War, Ch. Native Rhythm, Ch. Hey Good Lookin'
  • Nominated for the Breeders' Cup
  • Live Foal Guarantee


Space Chips bookings - stud fee: $5,000

Feb 1Ch. OpheliaClicker Lab
Feb 1Diamond LoverBlack Storm West
Feb 2Ch. Summer RomanceClicker Lab
Feb 2Ch. Lointaine Clicker Lab
Mar 1NCh. Winter Queen Clicker Lab
Mar 1... Semiahmoo Stables
Mar 2... Cricket Hill
Mar 2Reckless Faerie Stillwater Farms
Mar 3... Cricket Hill
Mar 3... ...
Apr 1... ...
Apr 1Can't Catch Me Stillwater Farms
Apr 2Joker's Delight New Boston Stables
Apr 2Sleeplessinseattle Stillwater Farms
May 1... ...
May 1... ...
May 2Dobara Denoux Stud
May 2......
June 1GCh. Private Party Clicker Lab
June 1
June 2
June 2
July 1......
July 1
July 2
July 2
Aug 1
Aug 1Syrah Tall Oaks Farm
Aug 2PinoitClicker Lab
Aug 2

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How'd You Do? / 9/30
« on: September 30, 2017, 05:44:14 pm »

Places:
Filipendulous (2yo, My Lucky Day) in the Joseph A. Gimma (Ungr.) - wow!

Also Rans:
Join the Joyride (2yo, Monarchos) 8th in the Bertram F. Bongard Stakes (Ungr.)

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