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Anything Goes / Arlington Million 2018 (Aug. 11) - Robert Bruce &
« on: August 12, 2018, 02:45:00 pm »
And there is another millionaire race on the same day as Travers Stakes, in Final Furlong. In real life this race has already been run; trainer Chad Brown became third trainer in history who won the race three times.

The FF Arlington Million info:

Date
2022-08-22

Location
Arlington

Race
Arlington Million (Gr. 1)

Surface
Turf

Distance
10 furlongs

Age
3yo+

Purse
$1,000,000

Links:

Arlington Million 2018 - youtube replay

Arlington Million - Wikipedia

Past winners in real life:

  • 2016 - Mondialiste
  • 2017 - Beach Patrol
  • 2018 - Robert Bruce

Past Final Furlong winners:

  • 2019 - Ch. Fool's Glory, Track: Fast    Time: 1:40.765    SF: 286 (speed record). He is now a retired gelding.
  • 2020 - GCh. All That Appeal, Track: Good    Time: 1:59.015    SF: 222. He is now standing at stud at Littlefield (MD, USA).
  • 2021 - Ch. Bells Beach, Track: Fast    Time: 1:49.810    SF: 240. This year he won Prince of Wales Stakes and Cox Plate.

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Anything Goes / Travers Stakes 2018 (Aug. 25)
« on: August 12, 2018, 08:49:25 am »
There is still a number of millionaire races this year! Next is Travers Stakes. It is nicknamed the "Mid-Summer Derby" and is the third-ranked race for American three-year-olds according to international classifications, behind only the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes. First held in 1864, it was named for William R. Travers, the president of the old Saratoga Racing Association. His horse, Kentucky, won the first running of the Travers.


The FF Travers Stakes info:

Date
2022-08-22

Location
Saratoga

Race
Travers Stakes (Gr. 1)

Surface
Dirt

Distance
10 furlongs

Age
3yo

Purse
$1,000,000

Links:

2018 Travers Stakes - Horse Racing Nation

Travers Stakes - Wikipedia

Past winners in real life:

  • 2015 - Keen Ice
  • 2016 - Arrogate
  • 2017 - West Coast

Past Final Furlong winners:

  • 2019 - Ch. Don't Trip, Track: Fast    Time: 1:49.080    SF: 274. He is now inactive under Final Furlong ownership, but we have his half sister, out of amazing racehorse and broodmare, NCh. Trippi Flowers. Our filly, Fool For Flowers is now switched to steeplechase and doing well.
  • 2020 - Ch. Strike It Lucky, Track: Good    Time: 2:03.075    SF: 219. This year he won Dubai World Cup and Metropolitan Stakes.
  • 2021 - Ch. Ultimate Craving, Track: Fast    Time: 1:53.790    SF: 242. We currently own his dam, Ch. Opulent, which makes him a half brother to some of our foals! Opulent is a twin sister of NCh. Irish Gold.


Any plans? I may enter Ch. Crème Brûlée, although he's not really "stakes level" this year (mostly). But he likes the distance, and dirt. And his sire won the 2008 Travers Stakes...

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Anything Goes / Secretariat Stakes 2018 (Aug. 11) - Carrick &
« on: July 29, 2018, 03:09:01 pm »
The Secretariat Stakes is a Grade 1 flat horse race in the United States for three-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run over a distance of 1 1⁄4 miles (2,000 meters). Held annually in mid August, it is raced on the same day and on the same turf course at Arlington Park, Arlington Heights, Illinois.
This year it will run only a few days earlier than in Final Furlong.


The FF Secretariat Stakes info:

Date
2022-08-15

Location
Arlington

Race
Secretariat Stakes (Gr. 1)

Surface
Turf

Distance
10 furlongs

Age
3yo

Purse
$1,000,000

Links:

2018 Secretariat Stakes - Horse Racing Nation

Secretariat Stakes - Wikipedia

Past winners in real life:

  • 2015 - Highland Reel
  • 2016 - Beach Patrol
  • 2017 - Oscar Performance

Past Final Furlong winners:

  • 2019 - Listoghil, Track: Fast    Time: 2:00.350    SF: 222. Apparently this was his last career race, and he's still stuck at Arlington.
  • 2020 - Ch. I'm All Kisses, Track: Good    Time: 1:44.615    SF: 271. It was his only stakes win so far.
  • 2021 - Ch. CantContainMe, Track: Fast    Time: 1:59.885    SF: 207. Rashella, owned by Clicker Lab since this June, was 3rd in this race and we're hoping to get him back to stakes level...

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How'd You Do? / 7/28
« on: July 28, 2018, 01:35:05 pm »

Places:
Green Hour (2yo, Strider) in a maiden

Shows:
Wiry Feeling (2yo, As You Wish) in the Blue Diamond Stakes (Gr. 1)

Also Rans:
Meomyia (2yo, Bernardini) 11th in a maiden
Sir D'VoidofFunk (2yo, Lord Nelson) 7th in a maiden
Rashella (4yo, Robin Hood) 7th in an Allowance
Time To Go (4yo, Gotta Go) 6th in the Escondido Handicap (Ungr.)

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There are big 2yo races too! In real life this race has already been run.

"The Blue Diamond Stakes is a Melbourne Racing Club Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race for two-year-olds, at set weights, run over 1200 metres at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The event is Victoria's richest two-year-old race with total prize money of A$1,500,000."


The FF Blue Diamond Stakes info:

Date
2022-07-28

Location
Australia

Race
Blue Diamond Stakes (Gr. 1)

Surface
Dirt

Distance
6 furlongs

Age
2yo

Purse
$1,000,000

Links:

Written By (video) - Written By wins the 2018 race

Blue Diamond Stakes - Wikipedia

Past winners in real life:

  • 2016 - Extreme Choice
  • 2017 -Catchy
  • 2018 - Written By

Past Final Furlong winners:



I don't seem to have any 2yo superstars for this; maybe ¡A ver! is the best of colts (rather surprisingly), but he seems to be a turf horse. Insenso and Overkill seem to do well on dirt, but are they good enough... Or maybe I should enter Wiry Feeling?

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How'd You Do? / 6/20
« on: June 20, 2018, 11:31:43 am »

Places:
On My Own (4yo, As You Wish) in a NW1 Allowance - the winner earned a speed record!
Overkill (2yo, Bellagio) in a NW3 Allowance

Shows:
Time To Go (4yo, Gotta Go) in an Allowance

Fourths:
Apophis (2yo, City Upon a Hill) in a NW3 Allowance

Fifths:
Fear Industry (2yo, High Chances) in a maiden
Y'all (3yo, Changeling) in a maiden
Ch. Crème Brûlée (3yo, Candidate) in the Brooklyn Handicap (Gr. 2)
Ziggurat (3yo, Can't Touch This) in the Hill Prince Stakes (Gr. 3)

Also Rans:
Glamorous Fog (4yo, Strike It Rich) 7th in the Fleur de Lis Stakes (Gr. 2)
The 5th Horseman (2yo, Al Mundhir) 7th in the Middle Park Park Stakes (Gr. 1)

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While we're celebrating the American Triple Crown winner in real life, there is a Canadian Triple Crown to be won!

"The Queen's Plate is Canada's oldest thoroughbred horse race, having been founded in 1860. It is also the oldest continuously run race in North America. It is run at a distance of ​1 1⁄4 miles. The race takes place each summer, in June or July, at Woodbine Racetrack, Etobicoke, Ontario, and is the first race in the Canadian Triple Crown."


The FF Queen's Plate info:

Date
2022-06-23

Location
Woodbine

Race
Queen's Plate Stakes (Gr. 1)

Surface
Dirt

Distance
10 furlongs

Age
3yo

Purse
$1,000,000

Links:

Queen's Plate - home page

Queen's Plate - Wikipedia

Past winners in real life:

  • 2015 - Shaman Ghost - 2:03.45
  • 2016 - Sir Dudley Digges - Time: 2:04.09
  • 2017 - Holy Helena - 2:02.87

Past Final Furlong winners:

  • 2019 - NCh. Franco Classico, Track: Good    Time: 2:01.730    SF: 231. He also won the Prince of Wales Stakes and the Breeders' Stakes, which makes him a Canadian Triple Crown Winner! He also won Eclipse Awards for 2019 Classic Horse and 3 Year Old Colt.
  • 2020 - Ch. Tell All, Track: Fast    Time: 2:06.110    SF: 210.
  • 2021 - Ch. Twizzle Stix, Track: Fast    Time: 1:56.130    SF: 235.

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How'd You Do? / 6/2
« on: June 02, 2018, 11:29:27 am »

Wins:
Wiry Feeling (2yo, As You Wish) in a NW2 Allowance
¡A ver! (2yo, Chivalry) in a maiden

Places:
On My Own (4yo, As You Wish) in a NW1 Allowance

Fourths:
Serene Stranger (3yo, Ring of Fire) in a Starter Allowance
Femme (2yo, Frankel) in the Fashion Stakes (Ungr.)
Apophis (2yo, City Upon a Hill) in the National Stakes (Gr. 1)

Also Rans:
Meomyia (2yo, Bernardini) 7th in the Moyglare Stud Stakes (Gr. 1) - her dam was placed in this race, also for Clicker Lab; but apparently the daughter was not inspired.

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Horses For Sale / Clicker Lab 2yo Auction (Jun. 8th)
« on: June 01, 2018, 10:54:05 am »
Unraced and untrained, all have a reserve of $5000. The auction starts on Jun. 8th.

Conde de Cabra
NCh. Al Mundhir    GCh. The Woman In Black

Contra Corriente
NCh. Al Mundhir    Ch. Sugar 'n' Spice

Do-Gooder
FFCh. High Chances (G)    Ch. Cordially (B)

Don't Fret
Animal Kingdom    I'm Not Pink (S)

Elf Yourself
ICh. Ring of Fire (S)    Steal the Show (S)

Gliese
ICh. Prince Of Wonder (S)    Ch. LittleBittieSecret (B)

Lazy Afternoon
GCh. Edinburgh    Ch. Akasha

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I have just watched The Crown (TV series), so this race will be my sentimental favourite. In one episode there is a racehorse named Aureole; I immediately looked up his profile page on pedigreequery. He ran 2nd in this race and also in the Epsom Derby.

"The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged three years or older. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs (2,414 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in July. It is Britain's most prestigious open-age flat race, and its roll of honour features some of the most highly acclaimed horses of the sport's recent history. Many of its winners subsequently compete in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, and a number go on to have a successful career at stud."


The FF King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes info:

Date
2022-06-16

Location
England

Race
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Gr. 1)

Surface
Turf

Distance
12 furlongs

Age
3yo+

Purse
$1,125,000

Links:

Racecards 28 July 2018 - Racing Post

King George Day - Ascot Racecourse

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes - Wikipedia

Past winners in real life:

  • 2015 - Postponed - Time: 2:31.25
  • 2016 - Highland Reel - Time: 2:28.97
  • 2017 - Enable - Time: 2:36.22

Past Final Furlong winners:

  • 2019 - NCh. Gang of Thieves, Track: Good    Time: 2:21.690    SF: 255. Now a stallion at Starfish Stables, his breeder.
  • 2020 - GCh. Debate With Me, Track: Good    Time: 2:18.065    SF: 260.
  • 2021 - GCh. Lapis Lazuli, Track: Good    Time: 2:20.925    SF: 241. I bought him as a weanling from Morning Star Farms, and then I sold him to Renegade Racing and Breeding in the middle of his 2yo season. So he was named like the rest of my "Spanish themed" crop, although it sounds more Latin. He's still a racehorse, but looks like he is stud qualified!

There is also a detailed article about the race: "Big Race History: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes".

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How'd You Do? / 5/30
« on: May 30, 2018, 11:37:50 am »

Wins:
Nougatin (2yo, Strider) in a NW2 Allowance - yay!

Shows:
Zooming Through (3yo, Ring of Fire) in a NW3 Allowance

Fourths:
Lively Look (3yo, Prince Of Wonder) in the Bailey's Irish Champion Stakes (Gr. 1) - congrats Lewis for the win!

Also Rans:
Y'all (3yo, Changeling) 6th in the Real Delight Stakes (Ungr.)
Fool For Flowers (3yo, I'm No Fool) 7th in the Sheepshead Bay Handicap (Gr. 2)
Glamorous Fog (4yo, Strike It Rich) 9th in the Sheepshead Bay Handicap (Gr. 2)
Ch. Filipendulous (3yo, My Lucky Day) 8th in the Bailey's Irish Champion Stakes (Gr. 1)

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How'd You Do? / 5/26
« on: May 26, 2018, 11:59:17 am »
Oh well. At least the filly tried.

Places:
A Room Of Her Own (2yo, Frankel) in a maiden

Shows:
Insenso (2yo, Belanso) in an Allowance - that isn't actually bad either

Fifths:
He Loves Me (2yo, I'm No Fool) in a maiden
Ch. Crème Brûlée (3yo, Candidate) in the Ben Cohen Stakes (Ungr.) - and came with a nasty cut on his right front leg, poor thing

Also Rans:
Gaucherie (2yo, Ring of Fire) 8th in a maiden
I'm Game (2yo, Devil His Due) 7th in a maiden
Oh Hay (3yo, Von Lichtenstein) 6th in the Ben Cohen Stakes (Ungr.)
Serene Stranger (3yo, Ring of Fire) 6th in the Skipat Stakes (Ungr.)

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Maybe there won't be American Triple Crown winner in Final Furlong this year (there's still a chance to win the English, or the Canadian), but it's still one of the richest races in the game. Meanwhile, in real life, Justify will try to win the third leg. Do you think he can?

"The 2018 Belmont Stakes will be the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes and the 107th time the event will take place at Belmont Park. The 1 1⁄2-mile (2,400 m) race, known as the "test of the champion", is the final leg in Thoroughbred horse racing's American Triple Crown series."



The FF Belmont Stakes info:

Date
2022-06-09

Location
Belmont

Race
Belmont Stakes (Gr. 1)

Surface
Dirt

Distance
12 furlongs

Age
3yo

Purse
$1,000,000

Links:

@BelmontStakes - Twitter

Belmont Stakes - home page

2018 Belmont Stakes - Wikipedia

Past winners in real life:

  • 2015 - American Pharoah - 2:26.65
  • 2016 - Creator - Time: 2:28.51
  • 2017 - Tapwrit - Time: 2:30.02

Past Final Furlong winners:


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How'd You Do? / 5/16
« on: May 16, 2018, 11:37:22 am »
Babies doing well. Mostly.

Wins:
Insenso (2yo, Belanso) in a maiden

Places:
¡A ver! (2yo, Chivalry) in a NW1 Allowance

Fourths:
Gaucherie (2yo, Ring of Fire) in a maiden
He Loves Me (2yo, I'm No Fool) in a maiden - her first time out

Also Rans:
Fear Industry (2yo, High Chances) 10th in a maiden

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Anything Goes / The Epsom Derby 2018 (June 2nd) - Masar & Chortle
« on: May 14, 2018, 07:58:32 pm »
"It is Britain's richest horse race, and the most prestigious of the five Classics. It is sometimes referred to as the "Blue Riband" of the turf. The race serves as the middle leg of the Triple Crown, preceded by the 2000 Guineas and followed by the St Leger, although the feat of winning all three is now rarely attempted. The name "Derby" has become synonymous with great races all over the world, and as such has been borrowed many times. The Derby run at Epsom is the original and in Great Britain is invariably referred to as "The Derby"."


The FF Epsom Derby info:

Date
2022-06-09

Location
England

Race
Epsom Derby Stakes (Gr. 1)

Surface
Turf

Distance
12 furlongs

Age
3yo

Purse
$1,500,000

Links:

The Epsom Derby - home page

Epsom Derby - Wikipedia

Past winners in real life:

  • 2015 - Golden Horn - Time: 2:32.32. Available in the game as a "Famous Stallion".
  • 2016 - Harzand - Time: 2:40.09
  • 2017 - Wings of Eagles - won at odds of 40-1, having never previously won a stakes race. Time: 2:33.02

Past Final Furlong winners:

  • 2019 - NCh. Back St. Warrior, Track: Good    Time: 2:24.565    SF: 246. She finished 4th in Two Thousand Guineas and won St. Leger Stakes, getting really close to winning the English Triple Crown! Now a broodmare, in foal to NCh. Away The Lads.
  • 2020 - Ch. Armistice, Track: Wet    Time: 2:10.170    SF: 293. He continued to race but never won a stakes again, still active racehorse.
  • 2021 - Deltin, Track: Good    Time: 2:16.575    SF: 256. It was his second and last start that year, and he remains in England.

This year, the winner of the first leg - Two Thousand Guineas - is Ch. Casa de Victor in Final Furlong and Saxon Warrior in real life. Saxon Warrior is trained by Aidan O'Brien, who also trained the past year's winner named Churchill. Saxon Warrior was ridden by Donnacha O'Brien, the trainer's son. Aged 19, Donnacha was born the month after his father won this race for the first time, with King Of Kings in 1998.

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