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How'd You Do? / 12/13
« on: December 13, 2017, 01:21:59 PM »
Rather disappointing day, but oh well. Better luck next time.

Places:
Kyoko (2yo, Belanso) in a NW2 Allowance
Lucky View (3yo, Lucky Streak) in a NW3 Allowance

Shows:
Minor Deer (3yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in a NW3 Allowance

Fourths:
He's Her Knight (4yo, Double Cross) in a NW2 Allowance

Also Rans:
Towering Clover (2yo, Edinburgh) 7th in a maiden
Chasing Gold (3yo, Witness) 8th in the Ladies Handicap (Gr. 3)
Rose Thorn (3yo, Galaxy's Zodiac) 10th in the Ladies Handicap (Gr. 3)

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How'd You Do? / Re: 12/09
« on: December 09, 2017, 02:01:54 PM »

Wins:
Underwood (2yo, First Born Son) in a claiming race, claimed from Cricket Hill.
Keen Coach (3yo, Highland Magic) in a Starter Allowance

Places:
Dread Pirate (3yo, As You Wish) in a NW2 Allowance

Shows:
Bubblegum Stampede (4yo, Giant's Causeway) in a NW3 Allowance
Secretive Journey (3yo, Dark Continent) in a NW2 Allowance

Fourths:
Phantom Prospect (3yo, Mr. Prospective) in a NW3 Allowance

Also Rans:
Dreaming Out Loud (3yo, Doodles) 8th in an Allowance

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Annual Foal Auction / Re: How'd You Do? 2021
« on: December 05, 2017, 11:11:50 PM »
Wow! I guess I did get a pretty good deal then. XD

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Annual Foal Auction / Re: How'd You Do? 2021
« on: December 05, 2017, 09:44:59 PM »
Sooo...I may or may not have gone overboard throwing my entire spending limit on one horse.

I've been trying to get my hands on a Foolhardy baby for years, but have been too broke in years past to buy/breed any and too unlucky to claim any of the few who have come up in the claiming races, so when the Foolhardy filly appeared in this auction, I was elated.

Kiss The Fool is a bay weanling out of ICh. French Kiss who won 11 stakes races during her career. Even though French Kiss is rated as a bronze breeder, 3/4 of her raced offspring are winners (the 2YO being the lone unplaced), and Kiss The Fool's full brother, Ch. Postmaster, has won 2 stakes races and placed 2nd and 3rd in 2 others, so I've got high hopes for her. It would be wonderful to finally be able to improve my stock after failing miserably at this game for years. XD

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General/Questions / Re: Stallion Watch: Prospects
« on: November 16, 2017, 04:52:37 PM »
I'm with you there. XD

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How'd You Do? / Re: 11/15
« on: November 15, 2017, 01:06:01 PM »

Wins:
Villain (3yo, Long Live The King) in a NW3 Allowance

Shows:
Archimedes (3yo, Eighteen Karat) in a NW2 Allowance
Glens of Antrim (3yo, Cryptic Ballad) in a NW3 Allowance

Fourths:
Irish Lassie (2yo, Irish Gold) in a maiden

Fifths:
Fractal (2yo, Changeling) in a maiden

Also Rans:
Previous Leaf (2yo, Broad Account) 7th in a NW3 Allowance
Furious Five (3yo, Black Warrior) 9th in the Stuyvesant Stakes (Gr. 3)

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Comments and Suggestions / Re: Fun Features to Add?
« on: November 13, 2017, 08:39:02 PM »
I like the sound of that. I have quite a few SC horses who are just standing around getting fat 'cause I can't seem to find races to run them in. XD

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General/Questions / Re: 2020 Results (Finally)
« on: November 12, 2017, 02:33:51 AM »
I had a really hard time deciding who to pick, but finally chose to pick the younger ones since I think I have enough broodmares for now. I got:

Towering Clover
2 YO filly by Edinburgh x Pushin Buttons (G)

Unnamed yearling filly by Celtic Star x Robyn's View (S)

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How'd You Do? / Re: 11/11
« on: November 12, 2017, 12:34:03 AM »
Places:
Black Wish (3yo, As You Wish) in an Allowance
Childhood Hero (4yo, Slew O'Scots) in a NW1 Allowance

Fourths:
Luck of the Rose (3yo, High Chances) in an Allowance

Fifths:
Look Ma, No Hands (3yo, Can't Touch This) in an Allowance

Also Rans:
Ancient's Ascent (3yo, Created) 6th in a NW3 Allowance

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General/Questions / Re: 2020 Results (Finally)
« on: November 11, 2017, 07:07:00 PM »
A very nice surprise!

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General/Questions / Re: Breeding matches
« on: November 09, 2017, 05:18:50 PM »
I understand how that goes. The only reason I have had time to work on it is because I work for my uncle, so on slow days I can do personal stuff at work.

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General/Questions / Re: Breeding matches
« on: November 09, 2017, 04:29:46 PM »
Now there's a good idea! XD

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General/Questions / Re: Slacker 2yo, 3yo Hopefuls
« on: November 09, 2017, 04:29:02 PM »
I currently have 3 that I hope will find their feet in their 3YO year.

Major Victory is a July colt by gold-ranked GCh. Major's Flight and out of silver-ranked Man O'War mare, Ch. Fairly Persistent. He has 3 older brothers, all who have matured late 2YO/3YO, so I'm hoping he picks it up a bit next season.

Next is Fractal, by NCh. Changeling and out of one of my favorite mares, Ch. Limelight. She's been my most successful 2YO, with a 2nd and 3rd out of 4 starts. Hoping this is a sign that things will only get better from here.

Final hopeful is Magician's Rose, by gold-ranked ICh. Magic Glory and silver ranked Crytorose. 3YO sister Luck of the Rose seems to have matured nicely this year, so I'm hoping Magician's Rose will follow her example.

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General/Questions / Re: Breeding matches
« on: November 09, 2017, 03:18:03 PM »
Seeing as how this is the first year I've managed to figure out how to get my horses to run straight, I can't comment too much on quality breedings. Certainly, it's been very interesting and enlightening to read everyone else's posts. One thing I did this year, though, that I have not seen in any of the other posts is that I have recently started tracking my horses' racing times. I've created a sheet containing lists of the various times different distances have been won at, and then I compare those times to my horses' results and those of the studs I'm looking into. One thing I've noticed is that some horses win races without actually running very well (i.e. all the runners in the race were having a hard time running that day). This can make their race records a little skewed as to what they actually did well on.

Some of the older horses are more difficult to judge, since the oldest races only listed the win time of the winning horse, and for those that ran after the implementation of time results, they still seem to have run slower on average than horses are running now. In that case, I've been looking at foal results, which stallions are proven to produce despite lacking race records and which ones aren't. From there, I try to match surface, distance, and maturation rate when choosing the stud. Still an unproven method, but the goal was to see if I could breed horses that were both high quality runners and easier to predict in terms of preference. We'll see how it goes.

Other than that, I do a lot of the same things everyone else does. I try to look at the damlines, see which stallions seem to be good crosses with them, and match them accordingly. Breed rankings are always a factor, though for the young stallions especially, I give them some leeway since they don't always have crops that have been run long enough to prove their quality. I also try to leave different mares in different locations to cut down on shipping costs (especially places like Australia!).

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Questions / Re: Breed Rankings Question
« on: November 08, 2017, 03:15:09 PM »
Gonna revive this old post since it seems the same issue is happening again.

All Those Glasses - 6 foals/4 racers/2 winners
Ch. Club Liquid - 4 foals/2 racers/2 winners
Ch. Dodge The Draft - 5 foals/3 racers/2 winners

Not a huge issue necessarily, but would be nice to see how they rank if possible.

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