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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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How'd You Do? / Re: 12/06
« on: December 06, 2017, 05:17:21 PM »
Just one: Twelve Monkeys (4yo, Sixth Day) 2nd in a NW2 Allowance. Perhaps she would have won if she didn't run without a whip.

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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? / Re: 12/2
« on: December 02, 2017, 01:22:24 PM »

Shows:
Rodarte (2yo, I'm No Fool) in a maiden - her best result since claimed by Clicker Lab from FF
Glamorous Fog (3yo, Strike It Rich) in a NW3 Allowance - she was mostly in the money this year, also claimed from FF in January

Fifths:
Cuddly Thought (2yo, Chivalry) in a maiden - my Color War award! Let's hope for a better result next time :P but she earned $600, good girl.

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General/Questions / Re: Stallion Spotlight: December
« on: December 01, 2017, 06:54:19 PM »
I can? I didn't think injuries are hereditary though since chance and workouts have the most influence on injuries. I haven't seen a connection between a parent and foal's injuries.

I think they are - from FAQ:

" Each horse has a soundness score which can range from 1-10. During races and workouts, each horse has a chance to get injured (that chance increases for horses with lower soundness). Once it is determined that the horse did get injured, the soundness score is again used to determine how bad the injury is."

"Soundness: This score represents how sound a horse is. Soundness can affect a horse's chance of getting injured during races and workouts, and can also affect its foals' soundness as well. Inbreeding can reduce soundness. Wraps can occasionally help combat low soundness. Severe injuries can reduce soundness."

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General/Questions / Re: Stallion Spotlight: December
« on: December 01, 2017, 05:35:27 PM »
This is interesting! Maybe you could include stallion's name in the subject, to make it easier to find later?

As for Dark Continent, for some reason I have never considered him, and I don't have him in my pedigrees. Maybe it's because of his injuries; limping and overheat are quite serious although he also raced a lot. I do have Ch. Razamatazz, by his injury-free half brother ICh. V is for Victory. Perhaps you could include stallion's (and his most raced offspring's) injury history?

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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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Done, thanks!

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Stallion Advertising / Re: 2022 Starfish Stallions - Part 2
« on: November 27, 2017, 10:35:57 AM »
Hi Lewis! Here is my list:

Ch. Crownette - NCh. In The Navy (Feb 1A)

Nallaloe - NCh. Last For More (Jul 1A)

GCh. The Woman In Black - NCh. Lucky Streak (Mar 1A)

Thanks!

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Anything Goes / Re: Horse riding again
« on: November 27, 2017, 10:21:14 AM »
Yay we're riding!

I rode yesterday! I was travelling for a week, doing strange activities ;) and I didn't take my horse riding stuff with, so I had to improvise. But I rode at my favourite horsey place, where all horses are barefoot, on a "paddock paradise" kind of turnout, 24/7, and they are all pony-size. All bridles are bitless (dr Cook type) and all saddles are treeless (western type). My horse was a 26 years old hucul pony. He was first used as a breeding stallion before they started riding him (at a stud farm where he was born) so maybe this is why he's still in good shape - really a lot of horse power inside! He even raced past three other horses when we galloped across a meadow (and uphill!). Picture below - he lost his left eye which is now white and doesn't see anything:


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Comments and Suggestions / Re: Fun Features to Add?
« on: November 16, 2017, 07:18:12 PM »
Consider my curiosity peaked. I didn't think horses trained at all while at the farm? Workout pages show no activity while they're at home.

Which makes me think of another definitely *fun feature* to add (but maybe not such fun to code ;) ): what if horses at farm could have different kinds of workout than at racetrack? Or maybe "activities"? Like outdoor riding or longeing or groundwork... perhaps there could be some fee to pay for groundwork, which would increase horse's happiness / Natural Energy / obedience... but there would have to be a horse whisperer hired to do that ;) so we'd have to pay him / her (and there could be a number of them, like jockeys, with different fees etc).
And outdoor riding could change other stats - like horse could become less responsive (amateur / random riders), could get tired without getting fit, etc., but also could become less spooky for example.
The schedule for that could be less detailed than for workouts at track; for example we could just set "3 hours of outdoor riding on Mondays" or "30 minutes of longeing on Wednesdays" or "groundwork session each Friday".


Actually, I used to ride at a riding school which was next to barns for racehorses, and they were separate businesses but at the same racetrack, so often same people worked here and there - and sometimes horses from racing barns were sent to riding school to be "calmed down"... which was dangerous sometimes because clients of the riding school were not always aware that they are riding actual racehorses... and the trainers / instructors probably thought that just the routine of riding lessons and the company of older and calmer horses will calm down the racehorses - which sometimes worked, and sometimes not ;)

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General/Questions / Re: Famous Stallions 2022?
« on: November 16, 2017, 12:19:14 PM »
(UH Can we start getting real life broodmares in the game somehow LOLOL)


Haha I wouldn't want a Zenyatta as a broodmare! But I do hope that one of her foals will win a race eventually ;)

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Comments and Suggestions / Re: Fun Features to Add?
« on: November 15, 2017, 04:31:37 PM »
And another thing: there could be more info on Stable Race Results page (the individual stable results popup that shows after each raceday), for example Owner and Odds... like on the Post Parade page.

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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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Comments and Suggestions / Re: Fun Features to Add?
« on: November 13, 2017, 06:44:21 PM »
I think there was a topic where we discussed adding more races in the future... I just thought, what if we had another race day only for steeplechase? And two days per week for flat races? Maybe the steeplechase day could have less than 50 races (20? 30?) because there are not so many horses in there, but when we do have them, it's hard to run them as often as the rest...

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