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General/Questions / Where are they now?
« on: June 26, 2018, 05:43:25 pm »
I found this topic from 10 years ago and thought it extremely interesting. I decided specifically to focus on the youngstock and 2yo auctions, as all horses from these auctions would have been unproven. What happened to the horses we were so excited to purchase? Well....

Not counting this year's 2yo auction as that's still fresh. Apparently I've sold the majority of my auction horses (only own 3 of the listed 30). But at least I bought most for just 1k! I'd be curious looking at older auctions or the Mixed/Select.

2020 2yo Auction
Aggressive Honey - $1000. Still own/racing, and was MSP at 2 and 3 with a SW at 3. 4 for 14 with 181k banked.
Different Clover - $1000. Winless at 2 and sold, and just broke his maiden this past April. 1 for 15, still racing.
Known Brick - $1000. Sold end of 2yo season and just broke her maiden this month with a switch to SC. 1 for 13, still racing.
Minor Deer - $1000.  Sold at 3, is now 2 for 14 with just under 30k earned. Still racing.
Shy Lock - $1000. Was sold last September and has been inactive since August. 2 for 11, 34k.
Various Shore - $1000. Sold at 3, won 6/10 starts that year and is SP this year. 276k banked and 7 for 20.

2019 2yo Auction
Defiant Ember - $1000. Hit the board 5/6 times at 6, but sold in May of 3yo season. Inactive since October, but has won 3 of 18 and 100k.
Lotus - $6000. Sold after a dismal 2yo season, but also went on to better things: Ch-titled, SW/MSP of 200k but inactive since November.
Fire Opal - $1000. Unplaced at 2 and sold, but now champion-titled and a MSW of almost 440k, including a G1 this year.
Rose Gold - $1000. Dismal 2yo season then sold. Now 4 for 24 with 107k earnings, still racing.

2018 2yo Auction
Dixie Dance - $1000. Unplaced at 2, managed almost 50k at 3 before being sold. Has won 124k and is 5 for 28, still racing.
Hollywood Fire - $1000. Unplaced at 2, sold after unplaced 3yo debut. Has managed 185k and is 3 for 36, still racing.
Smoked Out - $1000. Unplaced at 2 but managed 116k at 3 before being sold. Is now MSP as a chaser with 303k in the bank, still racing.

2017 2yo Auction
Love the Rain - $8000. Unplaced at 2 and sold. Unplaced at 3 and retired. 8 starts and not a penny earned.

2020 Youngstock Auction
Capture It - $1000. Sold as a yearling in 2021. Placed in maiden debut this year.
Fear Nothing - $1000. Sold end of 2yo season, is 2 for 19 and in the Mixed Auction.
Premium Ruby - $1000. Unplaced at 2 and sold, just bought back this year. Unplaced in 6 starts but hoping she's a SC runner now that French Ruby's foals have had longer to run.
Flag Unfurling - $1000. Sold as a yearling in 2021. Inactive.
Iron Poetry - $1000. Still own. Is currently 2: 0-1-1 this year at 2.
Dark Materials - $1000. Sold as an unraced 2yo this year, unplaced in debut.

2019 Youngstock Auction
Rainbowsnladybugs - $1000. Placed at 2 and sold, has won 2 of 9 starts and 57k.
Zero Gravity - $1000. Still own/racing, now SW/MSP of 272k. Currently prepping for Oz season.

2018 Youngstock Auction
Blush Boutique - $1000. Sold at 3, has won 2 of 25 starts and 76k. Still racing.
Rockette - $5500. Still own/racing, is 5 for 23 with 238k earnings, G1P. Just won an allowance this past Saturday.
Dagda - $6000. Winless at 2 and sold, now 2 for 22 with 59k earned. Still running.
French Quarter - $32,500. Sold unraced at 2, has won 2 of 8, 61k, and still running.
Downpour - $1000. Sold end of 2yo season, inactive since Nov 2020 and still winless.

2017 Youngstock Auction
Striking - $1000. Sold at 3, still racing with 73k earnings and is 3 for 23.
Drowning Lesson - $1000. Sold as an unraced 2yo, now MSP with 620k earnings and still running. Actually ran 2nd in the KY Derby.
Vicious Circle - $1000. Sold as an unraced 2yo. 4 for 11 and 100k earned, but inactive since October.
Exclusively - $1000. Sold at 3, 89k earnings and 2 for 33. In the Mixed Auction.

2015 Mixed Auction
French Resistance - $1000. Won 2 more starts for us then retired to our broodmare band. Now silver-ranked, she has given us 2 SW's (1 G1W), both daughters. Half to NCh. Franco Classico.
Final Point - $1000. Won us about 100k during her career then sold as a broodmare. Now a broodmare at Desert Wind.
Moonstorm - $1000. Winless in 15 starts with us, sold. Ended up in FF and raced until he was 10, winning 2 of 39 starts. Just retired last year.
Bandwagon - $1000. Only won 2 of 23 starts with us and was sold. Raced one more year then retired.

2016 Mixed Auction
Celebroch - $5000. Winless in 8 starts then sold. Was inactive for 4 years then retired. Won 4 of 27 starts.
Jade Fox - $1000. Hit the board 6/8 times for us, sold. Currently a broodmare for Gant's Farm.
Magic Lable - $1000. Won us about 45k then was sold. FF broodmare - inactive since 2017.
Witch's Point - $1000. Won us 130k and was sold. Currently a broodmare for Suffolk Stables; inactive since 2020.
Macau - $1000. Won us about 37k and was sold. Raced another 2 years before being retired. Won 3 of 32 starts.

2017 Mixed Auction
Archaeopteryx - $4500. Won us 150k in 2 years and was sold. Never started again and retired with 3 wins from 18 starts.
Highland Devil - $1000. Won about 170k for us in about a year, then sold at 4. Now retired, he won 6 of 44 starts.
Anduril - $22,500. Won us 68k at 3 then sold, unplaced at 4 and retired.

2018 Mixed Auction
The Fire Rose - $1000. Joined our broodmare band for 4 years and sold this year. Retained her yearling, 2yo, and 3yo. 3yo recently won and the 2yo is unstarted.
Uninspired - $1000. Raced for another 2 years and won us 200k, and a ch-title. Now in our broodmare band.

2019 Mixed Auction
Pillage n' Plunder - $1000. Campaigned for 2 years then sold. Has won 5 of 34 starts, still racing.
Twist of Lime - $1000. Currently in our broodmare band, only started foal is a winner. Was half to another successful broodmare of ours, French Resistance. Both are half-sisters to MSW NCh. Classico Franco.
Top Me Off - $1000. Winless at 2 then sold, inactive since Sept. 2020. Winless in 15 tries.
Holding Roses - $1000. Won 2 of 9 and 32k, sold at 4 and made 1 more start then was retired.
Johnny Storm - $60,500. Sold at 4, was SP and won 3 of 16 and 243k. Retired.

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General/Questions / Stallion Spotlight June II: Demand the Best
« on: June 23, 2018, 08:59:40 pm »
A bit late, but here we go!

Stallion Spotlight: June II

 ICh. Demand the Best
2011 chestnut Thoroughbred stallion, 15.3hh
WCh. Crystal Rainbow x GCh. Go for Glory, by Lonesome Glory
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CAREER
Bred and owned by Cricket Hill, Demand the Best won multiple stakes races during all three years he competed. Winner of G1 races Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, Sussex Stakes, Cigar Breeders’ Stakes, Toorak Handicap, Omaha Breeders’ Stakes, and board placings in major events such as the Dubai Sheema Classic and Breeders’ Cup Mile. During his career he set 2 speed records for 10+ furlongs, banked over $4 million, and won 15 of his 57 starts with an 83% OTB rating. A turf specialist, he won from 5f to 11.5f on the turf but was runner-up in dirt graded stakes races.

During his career he beat stallions Eighteen Karat, Blue Smoke, Dr. Evil, I’m No Fool, Almost Precious, Irish Gold, Carrowmore, One Lucky Soul, and others.

INJURY HISTORY
After three seasons on the track, Demand the Best retired completely sound.

LINEAGE
His sire, CRYSTAL RAINBOW, had 218 foals, 18 stakes winners and 8 MSW’s including ICh. City Upon a Hill, GCh. Quest for Victory, Ch. Corunda, Ch. Tanzanite, Ch. Inner Light, Ch. Excessive Passion, Ch. Jazz and Cocktails. Crystal Rainbow has produced two silver-ranked daughters. The Rainbow Quest line has produced two gold mares and 37 MSW’s.

His dam GO FOR GLORY, produced 11 foals, 8 winners, and 7 stakes winners, and 6 MSW’s including 5 millionaires. In addition to Demand the Best, she also produced MSW’s WCh. Toast of the Town, NCh. Thank Goodness, GCh. Aziraphale, Ch. Initforthelonghaul, Ch. Meet Your Maker. Go for Glory was a millionaire and SW on the track.

SIRE RECORD
At the time of this post, Demand the Best is BRONZE ranked with his oldest foals being five. Demand the Best has sired 6 crops with 62% starters, 48% winners, and 5% stakes winners. He has sired 4 MSW’s.

Out of 68 current stallions w/ started offspring:
  • 16th in highest winning percentage of offspring
  • 33th in offspring earnings
  • 28th in highest G1-placed offspring
  • 45th in highest G1-winning offspring

Leading Earners
  • CH. UNANIMOUS ($473,850), G2 Dunston Stakes, Ungr. Kings Point Handicap, 3rd G1 Irish Grand National, etc.
  • CH. LABOR OF LOVE ($444,500), G2 San Gorgonio Handicap, G3 Beaugay Handicap, etc.
  • CH. BEST SAYING ($377,000), G2 Bonnie Miss Stakes, G3 Kingston Town Stakes, 2nd G2 Orchid Handicap, G2 Del Mar Oaks, G3 First Lady Handicap, etc.
  • CH. BEST CRYSTAL ($262,700), Ungr. Joseph A. Gimma, 2nd G2 Adirondack Stakes, G2 Del Mar Deputante, 3rd G2 Remsen Stakes, etc.
  • CH. BEST TIME ($168,750), 2nd G3 Asian Beau Staks, G3 Debonair Stakes, etc.

Foals for Thought
With his oldest foals only being four, it’s a little hard to give a full assessment of foal tendencies. However, looking at his 13 SW/SP foals, 6 of his foals scored their first SW or SP at age 4, 5 at age 4 or older, and 2 at age two. Most seem to do better with age, though many who failed to win or place in a stakes until older did manage wins at two. There seems to be a fairly even variety between his dirt, turf, and steeplechase foals so dam may be a heavy influence--or, as Demand the Best was untested at SC, he may throw all three.

Of his 6 MSW/MSP foals, 3 have suffered injuries: 1 bowed a tendon, 1 had limping, and 1 with limping and a cut. However, the dam of all 3 injured foals suffered injuries as well.

Good news for breeders! His 6 MSW/MSP foals all had different damsires, so there is a very good chance he makes for an excellent outcross for a variety of mares. But, for your reference, those six broodmare sires are Twin Oaks, Magic Man, Cigar, What’s It Worth, Irish River, and Who Says.

* * *

Demand the Best currently stands in New York at Cricket Hill for $6,000

He is BC nominated and he does not require approval to breed to.
Please share your own foals and successful crosses below.

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 6/23
« on: June 22, 2018, 09:52:58 pm »
1. Lively Look - Sackville - Super Fire
2. Material Mind - Lively Noise - Rainy Cannon
3. Mi'ja - Remarkable Cent - Tiger Tales
4. Earthquake Mike - Oscillation Vogue - Steep Reward
5. High Council - Fool's Paradise - Daadenning Creek
6. Dazzling History - Rustic Letter - Quirky Amount
7. Day of Delight - Starwatch - Copper Fish
8. Glossy Reaction - Rosearia - Fisherman's Wife
9. Gambling Rain - Young Jewel - Bold Riley
10. Femme - War Attempt - Morning Glory
11. As the Crow Flies - Illuminate - Radio Silence
12. My Precious - Tangy Trip - Present Memory
13. New York Gal - Inherent Resolve - Restless Warrior
14. Hopestein - City of Gold - Dachlyd
15. Platoon - General Cake - Old Picture
16. DontBreakMyHeart - Ripped Jeans - Ordinary Sight
17. Outspoken Rain - Foolish Hope - Little Man
18. Petition - Enemies Beware - Forever Leader
19. Find the Limit - Midnight City - Handy Cent
20. Vampiric - Oscillation Rose - Jazz Brigade
21. Ways and Means - Ava Adore - Rockette
22. Eloquent - Search Warrant - Under Where
23. One Good Turn - Silver Bullet - Louboutin
24. Infallible - Finger Paint - Heart a Whisper
25. Mystic Wings - Inside Job - M'Pella
26. Adventurous Rail - Tangy Thrill - Go It Alone
27. Real de a Ocho - Second Shape - Huge Air
28. Azurite - Whirlwind Romance - Joanna of Naples
29. Hearts - In Excess - Fervent Card
30. Amongst the Stars - Asking Price - Watch in Awe
31. Steep Look - Joes Birthday - Fresh Impact
32. Tea Leaves - Big Pocket - Longing Picture
33. Black Wish - Lakshmana - Piccalittle
34. Fast Galaxy - This Last Song - Power of Three
35. Larkrise - Spurs Are Gone - Addicting Pilot
36. Classic Impact - Water Skater - Wise Invention
37. Moon and Stars - Living Presence - Madame Secretary
38. Crack the Whip - Brave Imagination - Amorphous Solid
39. Matchmaker - Annapolis - Dixie Cup
40. Dixon Road - Tense Ground - Eager Point
41. Milk and Honey - There Be Dragons - Aria
42. National Secret - Sweet Treat - Dahlia
43. Amatus - Right Lake - Busy Invention
44. Suerte Loca - White Gold - Tosca
45. Bonnie's Flight - Dita Von Teese - Blue Canyon
46. Lap of Honor - Local Haunt - Dancing Rumor
47. Golden Star - Out of Reach - Blackwind
48. Past the Point - Chortle - Prince of Spurs
49. Calloway - Goin to the Chapel - Who Said No
50. Fifteen Birds - Flickering Silk - Defiant Air

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How'd You Do? / 6/16
« on: June 16, 2018, 01:25:17 pm »
When your stakes kids do better than everyone else but you still failed.  ::)

13(4)-0-2(1)-3(2)-1 $81,650

Places:
Boundless Sleet (2yo, Spock) in a maiden
Fendi (3yo, I'm No Fool) in the Purple Violet Stakes (Ungr.)

Shows:
Ch. Golden Sun (6yo, Golden Text) in a claiming race and stays home.
North Oak Farm lease Oh Dark Hundred (3yo, Eighteen Karat) in the Springfield Stakes (Ungr.)
Sunstruck Flag (2yo, Gotta Go) in the Dewhurst Stakes (Gr. 1)

Fourths:
Kalanag (4yo, Highland Magic) in a maiden

Fifths:
True Silver (5yo, Silver Charm) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Dark Ages (4yo, Changeling) in an Allowance
Wary Hope (3yo, Dark Demand) in a maiden

Also Rans:
Magical Me (2yo, Hogwarts) 8th in a NW3 Allowance
Smiling Partner (3yo, Blue Ensign) 10th in an Allowance
Fawn (2yo, French Ruby) 9th in a maiden
Back for Power (4yo, Mantle of Power) 11th in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Gr. 1)

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How'd You Do? / 6/13
« on: June 13, 2018, 01:51:59 pm »
10(4)-1-2-3(2)-1(1) $118,550

 Wins:
 Eldamar (4yo, Changeling) in a NW2 Allowance.

 Places:
 RC Bee lease Sweet Disposition (3yo, Eighteen Karat) in a NW1 Allowance.
 Catullus (3yo, Sleipnir) in a NW3 Allowance.

 Shows:
 Raifi (3yo, Belanso) in a claiming race and goes home with Krajina.
 Ch. Marchioness (3yo, I'm Your Angel) in the Irish Oaks Stakes (Gr. 1).
 Papillon (4yo, Changeling) in the The Grand National (Gr. 1).

 Fourths:
 Jinx (3yo, Giant's Causeway) in the Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap (Gr. 3).

 Fifths:
 Cobblestone (2yo, Last For More) in a maiden. Sent home.

 Also Rans:
 Ch. Get the Axe (5yo, Empire Maker) 6th in an Allowance. Sent home.
 Ch. Diamond Etched (5yo, Bellagio) 9th in the Sea O'Erin Breeders' Cup Handicap (Ungr.).

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 6/13
« on: June 12, 2018, 09:50:43 pm »
1. Talented Fox - Rio Grande - Aren't I A Dream
2. Like A Prayer - Forever a Secret - Pick A Copy
3. Naive Pet - Legal Candle - Foolish Channel
4. Lucky Luna - Ticket to Fame - Chinook Winds
5. Not Dead Yet - Archon - Mia Mia
6. Zany Voyage - Brazen - Steep Mist
7. Aiming for Romance - Capricious Theory - Aptitude Witch
8. Haunted House - Aristocrat - White Hot
9. Surmak - Overrated Heart - Let's Play Pretend
10. Eldamar - Within Reach - Bailey
11. Light Fantastic - Do Your Best - Difficult Ghost
12. Belaxine - Sedate Ease - Dangerous Feather
13. Amorphous Solid - Cuddles - Nobly Josie
14. Lysander - Royal Edict - NoStringsAttached
15. Scottish Isle - Complex Brick - Grand Admiral
16. Catullus - Irish Lassie - Everlasting
17. Quaint Friend - Tachyon Particle - Coverian
18. Enchanting Fly - Morning Suit - Eminent Sand
19. Russian Dancer - Dicey Heist - Dazzling History
20. Cherry tart - Foolish Frame - Quell
21. Echad - hEireann Gaoth - Cinco de Mayo
22. Highest Angel - Majic Potion - Living Sleet
23. Total Diva - Sobar - Challenge the Navy
24. Dimples - Femme - Fair Offer
25. Matinee King - Bronzewing - Smaug
26. Forbidden - Dark Keeper - Spectroscope
27. Hollywood Glory - Palazzo Pubblico - Haught Toddy
28. Elven Cat - Mont Noble - Valley of Shadows
29. Awesome stream - Crisanta - Elated Shade
30. Orange County - Rigal - Stonehaven Bay
31. Raifi - Elysia Chlorotica - Good Night
32. Beautiful Motion - Gaudy Heat - Known Brick
33. Bubbly Dreamer - Floating View - Sunstruck Fish
34. Tempt Me - Sparky - What's Love
35. Bloody Mary - High Fog - Prescribe
36. Celtic Shanty - Brawny Locket - Get the Axe
37. Dirty Dozen - Regal Princess - Jamestown Actress
38. Eponine - Three Fables - Hollywood Blaze
39. National Ice - Raise the Flag - Fierce Skyline
40. Sutter's Mill - Missed Opportunity - Can't Win 'Em All
41. On Fire - Pop Champagne - Princess
42. Mexican Spitfire - Tiger Eye - Itinerant
43. Divine Comedy - Diamond Etched - Battle Royal
44. Dotted Experiment - Highland Dance - Silver Beauty
45. Last Post - Expressions - Weapon
46. Born Risky - Blue Topaz - Stranger Danger
47. Secret Victor - Marchioness - Infamous
48. Flint - Hack Time - Sweet Wishes
49. Long Time Coming - Giant Fleet - Labor of Love
50. Doomed Doom - In No Time - Papillon

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 6/9
« on: June 08, 2018, 09:31:38 pm »
1. Blazing Copy - Delightful Motion - Aromatic Party
2. Storm Tiger - Reformed - Milk and Honey
3. Noiseworks - Keria Prayer - Capture This
4. New Romantic - Rule Me Not - Party With Osiris
5. Telephone Booth - Shake Up - Chase Your Dreams
6. Night of Magic - Timpani - Heavenly Union
7. Abyss Lad - Montego Bay - Sunday Football
8. Heartbeat - Solara - Wise Invention
9. Salutation - X Caliber - Kissing Book
10. Svalbard - Enchanting Fly - Porcelain Doll
11. Wrathful Fog - Starry Eyed Mandy - Dixie Chix
12. Hey You - Always Lonely - Long Account
13. Dark Shadow - Classical Power - Hollywood Crystal
14. Lunar View - Warm Attempt - Idealism
15. Homebound Filly - White Laugh - Ching Shih
16. Better Metal - Swift Scene - Heist
17. Principality - Daadenning Creek - Ourtimehascome
18. Royal Coral - Transcendent - A La Carte
19. Navy Cross - Gold and Black - Break the Rules
20. Say When - Shoot the Singer - Skip to My Loo
21. Crack the Whip - Blindedbythelight - Glamour Girl
22. Color Run - Secret Romance - Pepper Road
23. Lone Violin - Island View - Fuzzy Galaxy
24. Legendary - Callback - Blameless
25. Crescent - Falkirk - Elaan Aptitude
26. Milky Way - Fantastic March - Hemsworth
27. Morning glory - Batman and Robin - Flames of Mordor
28. Colorful Belief - Tosini - Canttrickthistreat
29. Billy Big Rigger - Righteousness - Drover
30. Paper Wire - Condensed - Smooth Time
31. Vital Edition - rosette - Man About Town
32. Gotta Lotta Nerve - Tainted - Jawbreaker
33. Shy Owl - Oscillation Point - Eikestad
34. Sultan - King's Guard - Diamantina Lakes
35. Careless Linen - Secretive Coil - Murphy Brown
36. Nanite - Free Surprise - Huge Ink
37. Aston Villa - Far Copy - Longing Spell
38. Origami Mustang - Visvim - Copper Fire
39. Overkill - Vanishing King - Guido's Courage
40. Platoon - Wild Abandon - Rainy Bay
41. Blessed - Flower Queen - Tough Space
42. Magnetic Attempt - Late Bird - Petition
43. Gay Icarus - Guess Again - Siege
44. Blushing Leopard - Diamond Rose - Learned Throne
45. Raygun - Sun Tan - Mother Teresa
46. Jalad - Noble Spirit - Scrabble
47. Chortle - Last Letter Home - Worthy Endeavor
48. Hilltop Burning - Causin' Mischeif - Bolarus IX
49. Starlite Starbrite - Irish Red - Over the Horizon
50. Victor's Podium - Bele - Daiquiri

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 6/6
« on: June 05, 2018, 07:48:29 pm »
1. Mysterious Number - Invasor - Steadfast Chain
2. Your Love - Away the Moon - Silver Priestess
3. Indy Rose - CleansUpWell - Regular Profit
4. Taken By the Wind - Parisian Chic - What the Hay
5. Sweet Pea - Doctor Voltage - Flawless Shore
6. Light Fantastic - Alabama Music - Prosperous Times
7. Only Ruler - I'm No Saint - Tam Lin
8. Voices - Gifted Detail - Vagabond Fuel
9. Eager Rainstorm - Southern Vein - Giddy Sunlight
10. Overjoyed Shade - Nebulous Jingle - Legendary Match
11. Cheeky Company - Hollywood in Black - Mutnofret
12. Complres Brick - Crystal Cube - Home Soon
13. Difficult Wreath - Soyouthinkyoucan - Buy the Witness
14. Flaunt It - Languid Silver - Devil May Fly
15. Love in the Night - Hiraeth - Fantastic Arch
16. Victory Parade - Japori - Rastro de Tinta
17. The One Ring - Useful Star - Joanna Naples
18. Dawn Will Come - Hollywood Lights - Frank Bid
19. Lumiere - Verifiable - Violent Spy
20. Wormhole - Sutter's Mill - Can't Win Em All
21. Kemistree - A Ruckus on Sunday - Game Piece
22. Summer Days - Cuddly Thought - Lucky Spirit
23. Nereid - Almost Gone - Journeyman
24. Liquid Toughguy - Forthright - FightFireWithFire
25. Fightin' Folks - Belpasso - Flaming Harmony
26. Flashy Wish - Faded Deer - Mysterious Magic
27. Saffron - Sins for Grins - Highly Prized
28. Verdigris - Weatherman - Mister Sir
29. Tan Profit - Fool Moon - Bruised
30. Voodoo Princess - Foolish Frame - Fair Offer
31. Princess Baketaten - Celebrity Madness - Hollywood Glory
32. Hey Presto - Incendiary - Ziggurat
33. Uncanny Valley - The Decoy - Southern Snow
34. Same Dart - Silly Fuel - Lean Rail
35. General Disarray - Fiercely - Rainy Cannon
36. Jazz Brigade - Hypnotic Ghost - Cherubim
37. Flutterbye - Highland Bishop - Hoist My Colors
38. Sky Earth - Tame Ocean - Pleasant Request
39. Let's Celebrate - Haul Me Away - Credance
40. Louis Vuitton - Spellcaster - Palladium
41. Defiant Air - So Full Of It - Polite Night
42. Forbidden Love - Jacksonville - Sudden Feeling
43. Nikody - Tingle - Banba's Crown
44. Marseillaise - Black Leather - Probability
45. Hot Prospect - Second Wedding - Lingerie
46. Watch the Stars - Haftel - High Mud
47. Nicci's Flight - Meant For More - Wild Aspen
48. What An Angel - Move Along - Kiss of Death
49. Night to Remember - Stagecraft - Celtic Branch
50. Rajin - Fleet of Foot - Unscripted

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 6/01
« on: June 02, 2018, 02:19:07 am »
1. Descension - Breakup - Momentus Belief
2. Cherry Tart - Penelope's Song - Learmonth
3. Golden Goose - Driftwood Serenade - Make Me Blush
4. Wish You'd Stay - Party With Style - Elite
5. On My Own - Leigh On Sea - Safe Coach
6. Cool As A Cucumber - Go to Extreme - Theatrics
7. Celestial - Wiry Feeling - Reprieve
8. International - Sea Elephant - Heza Bad Bad Soul
9. Dramatic Entrance - Hearts - Launch Sequence
10. Blue Monday - Steady Stranger - ALoverandaDreamer
11. Grave Robber - Look Ma No Hands - Handy Direction
12. Amazing Giant - El Zorro - Sun Also Rises
13. Quell - Illustrious Point - Sour Frost
14. Witcher - Darkroom - Pack Leader
15. Mjolnir - Peaceful Cloth - Bitter Action
16. Cthulhu - Brokenstone - Cheerful Crusade
17. Happy Card - AlmostDoesntCount - Useful Spring
18. Lilac Chaser - Cut the Act - Dread Pirate
19. Pass the Buck - Desert Ball - Look of Love
20. Superb Jewel - Busy Crown - Sudden Way
21. Angelintheoutfield - Blooming Filigree - White Flag
22. Noiseless Throne - Ka - Ronara Prime
23. Political Assassin - Venus Hot Shot - Small Ice
24. Odds On Spurs Win - Smoked Out - Open Swing
25. Red Harted Queen - Steep Look - Gnangara
26. TheDowagerEmpress - Scribbles - Do Your Best
27. Mischief - Violent Storm - Blackest Poem
28. Potus - Tsundoku - Quaint Flag
29. Sneaky Rumble - In My Blood - Bil Idol
30. Old Ease - Serious Holiday - Long Boundary
31. Spyhunter - Up and Up - Tart Credit
32. Electrum - Dark Spy - Beyond the Sea
33. Fear Nothing - Rainy Swing - Santero
34. Serene Stranger - Keen Prodigy - Flightofthephoenix
35. Oscillation Point - On Stranger Tides - Sapient
36. Coco's Flight - One Good Turn - Miraculous Flight
37. Soft North - Seaburge - DaVinci Code
38. Tan Lawyer - Drifting Feeling - Possible Flower
39. Fancy Your Luck - Guardian of Hell - Cynar
40. Juniper Night - Dernier Adieu - Darkfever
41. Normal Direction - Bohemia - Cherry Bomb
42. Vanbrugh - Enemies Beware - Midnight Stage
43. Almost A Gentleman - Little Horror - Difficult Sky
44. Foolish Hope - Rhodd - Turkey Talk
45. Acdc - Last to Know - Shallow Vein
46. Spectacular Luck - Worth His Salt - Burning Autumn
47. RingOfBrightWater - California Girl - Cats Eyes
48. Dobies Bight - Crown Brigade - Rampant Angle
49. Palermo - Giant Shot - Kindled
50. Sweet Wishes - Lethe - Deadly Devotion

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / May Handicapping
« on: May 30, 2018, 09:34:22 pm »
Shelbie
Black Storm West

Total Days Handicapped: 5

Win - $250 x 45 = $11,250
Place - $100 x 24 = $2400
Show - $50 x 39 = $1950
Quinella - $500 x 14 = $7000
Trifecta - $1,000 x 14 = $14,000

Total: $36,600

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 5/30
« on: May 29, 2018, 08:46:22 pm »
1. Tranquil Star - Twisted Son - Nevada Experiment
2. Shallow Vein - Rampant Lock - Calm Trip
3. In Flanders Field - Wadi - Irish Flame
4. Silent Saint - In the Wind - Floating Friend
5. Braeriarch - Ethbaal - Colorful Belief
6. Socialite - Wonderful Writer - Bellcanto
7. Sunstruck Fight - Outstanding Metal - Nougatin
8. Acclaim - Always Regal - Abbadon
9. Tiz Beauty - Shadow Crusade - Moon and Stars
10. Chimney Swift - Hickety - Patrator
11. Silly Mountain - Classic Aptitude - Excessive
12. Old Fashioned - Smoke Rings - Jazz Music
13. Foolish Frame - Glenfiddich - Toffee Street
14. Unruly Value - Silky Class - Label Maker
15. Warm Attempt - Batman and Robin - Languish
16. Tempt Me - Brackets - Dazzling History
17. DontBreakMyHeart - Devil's Gold - Lakota
18. Sakar - Silk Blitzen - Dr. Good
19. Deep Key - Talented Note - Fool's Paradise
20. Tiger Rock - Bold Proposal - I Like To Move It
21. Gilded Glass - Witness Magic - Ginger Dapple
22. Blue Roses - Innuendo - Frosted Moose
23. Everybody Disco - Pepper Fire - Blue Moon rising
24. Count Your Gold - Magic Bay - Magda
25. Loewe - Gypsy Dance - Icy Creek
26. Smokey the Bear - Dayglow - Coastal Money
27. Useful Way - Silly Impulse - Plain Cover
28. Zany Voyage - Sharp Quarter - Attractive Toy
29. Frau Holle - Rough Limit - Rainbow Sky
30. Curious Side - Adorable Turn - Sparkling Shade
31. Corvid - Courtship Rituals - Left Form
32. Wildsweetandcold - Siegfried - Careless East
33. Sing the Blues - Flashy Devil - Hamna Tabu
34. Hot Heiress - Golden Pickle - Zooming Through
35. Archimedes - Cagun Rock - Fine Trick
36. Dragon's Dogma - BitterBlack Isle - Jamaican Hail
37. Learned Fan - Clear Clock - Cloudy Band
38. Golden Elegance - Juniper Green - Amazing Beam
39. Supreme Lion - Common Texture - Cuddly Copper
40. Gambler's Ensign - BoughtandPaidFor - Helmsman
41. Thistledown - Old Picture - Standing Locket
42. Plucky Sunlight - Strawberry Daiquiri - Languid Direction
43. Off Limits - Chrysalis - Asteroid Belt
44. Strike It Lucky - Victory Dance - Postmaster
45. The Voyage Home - Star Shine - Radiant
46. Live Another Day - Black Nation - Autumn Red
47. Navy Kitty - Arc de Triomphe - Martini Night
48. Off Road - Common Lead - Cowboy Nightwind
49. Smart Hope - Magnifico - Smart Hope
50. Hollywood Knight - Arkenstone - Bells of Ireland

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 5/26
« on: May 26, 2018, 04:37:18 am »
1. Jamestown actress - Sweet Pea - Raindrop
2. Louisiana Purchase - Never Never Land - Downing Street
3. Whimsy - Painted Dreams - Real de a Ocho
4. Midnight City - Unique Party - Pluto's Lady
5. Dream of Rainbows - Lightning Bug - Flattery
6. Magical Watch - Festie Night - Glass Eyed Glow
7. Foolish Hope - Telephone Booth - Safe Cherry
8. Deep End - Lolong - Tottenham High St
9. Jade Hand - Noble Sapphire - Thick Lawyer
10. Hey Gorgeous - Tart Shore - Changeless
11. Capricious Theory - Crimson Flames - Lethal Temper
12. Spartan Devil - High Fog - Rabbit Ears
13. Good Riddance - Cloudy Move - Elegant Touch
14. Queen of Ireland - Burning Impact - Brawny Wing
15. Oscillation Rose - Just Keep Running - Can't Stop This
16. Luck Addict - Streaming Ramparts - Sudden Roll
17. High Council - Cool Thunder - Weatherman
18. Stone Cold Fox - The Awful Daring - Book of Consequence
19. Colorful Title - Icecream Classic - Quirky Belief
20. Godsmack - Wren - Secretive Devil
21. Budding Star - Petition - Oeuvre
22. Flower of Scotland - Wreckless - Freemason
23. Glory Glory - Premiering - Arista
24. Bono - Stiletto - Wildest Dreams
25. Scots Grey - Admiral Al - Boy King
26. Moon Bear - Visvim - Like Leopard
27. Giant Witch - Gild in Silk - Gold Ring
28. Humorous Trick - He Loves Me - All Powerful
29. Outlaw - Der Scharze Furst - Complex Brick
30. El Trujaman - Royal Authority - Lucky Miracle
31. Vermu - Rubicon - Bubbly Dreamer
32. Watch in Awe - Faithful Rock - Lively Spell
33. Second Shape - Drifting Voyager - Gilded Fire
34. Overjoyed Mind - Whyouask - Rainy Cannon
35. Palazzo Pubblico - Haught Toddy - Indigo Fire
36. Asking Price - Malinche - Ring True
37. Spyhunter - Remarkable Honey - Ready History
38. Blameless - Empire Queen - Left Light
39. Easy Oscillation - Belpasso - Flaming Harmony
40. Favourite Time - Flaming Flag - France of Frankel
41. Sassy Blur - Coverian - Glens of Antrim
42. Written in Snow - Insenso - Laird Plateau
43. Grey Giant - Swift As the Wind - Silver Roses
44. Kentucky Bluegrass - Hard Candy - Sky High
45. Pronto Pike - Ventriloquest - Creme Brulee
46. Bold and Beautiful - Notta Roan - Twelve Bar Blues
47. Dearbhail - Dainty twee - Back to First
48. More For Me - Fleet of Foot - Isis
49. Siding Springs - Heartofthematter - Going to the Chapel
50. Beratis - Wild Aptitude - Coastal Cake

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General/Questions / Stallion Spotlight June I: Silver Wizard
« on: May 16, 2018, 01:55:43 am »
RL has been really busy this month, so Willa may or may not hit you with a second Spotlight. We are calling this the first spotlight and if we have a second, yay! If not, we will return to our usual 1st/15th postings in June.

Stallion Spotlight: May I

 NCh. Silver Wizard
2009 gray Thoroughbred stallion, 17.0hh
NCh. Highland Wizard x Silver Wind
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CAREER
Bred by Final Furlong, Silver Wizard was first purchased by Lochiedo Stables as a 2yo, then sold to The Grey Stable when his oldest crop turned three, and Denoux Stables purchased him in March of last year. On the track he won the G1 Santa Anita Derby, G2 Planet Hollywood Breeders' Stakes, G2 Phar Lap Stakes, and G3 events Cadbury Tasmanian Derby, Queen's Cup, and Secretariat Breeders' Stakes. He hit the board in the G1 Arlington Classic, Doncaster Handicap, Cigar Breeders' Stakes, and Highland Bandit Breeders' Stakes. He scored stakes races at every distance, with most of his earnings coming at the classic distance with 66% OTB, but he also averaged a 65% OTB at sprints. He won over $1 million on both turf and dirt, with his best year coming at three.

During his career he beat stallions Dark Demand, Conflagration, and Sixth Day.

INJURY HISTORY
After four seasons on the track, Silver Wizard retired completely sound.

LINEAGE
His sire, HIGHLAND WIZARD, had 164 foals, 55 stakes winners and 27 MSW’s including NCh. Celtic Foxx, NCh. Sacred Hill (dam of stallion ICh. City Upon A Hill), NCh. Banner Raised, GCh. Strike Your Fancy, GCh. Spell Breaker, GCh. Caledonian, GCh. Lady Fae, and G1 Dubai World Cup winner Ch. Touch of Magic. Highland Wizard has produced platinum-ranked Ch. Coco Diablo, 3 gold-ranked daughters, 4 silver-ranked, and 19 bronze. Silver Wizard is the only direct son of Highland Wizard to stand at stud.

His dam SILVER WIND, produced 12 foals, 10 winners, and 3 stakes winners. In additional to Silver Wizard, she also produced MSW Ch. Wingsonmyhooves (Bronze). Her other winners include SW Ch. A.P. Silver Stars (Bronze), SP’s Mountain Air (Bronze) and Ch. Run For Silver. She also produced multi-winner Cool Breeze, a gold-ranked mare and dam of MSW/multi-millionaire GCh. Undercover Agent. Her only non-winners are FF-owned, and one is retired.

SIRE RECORD
At the time of this post, Silver Wizard is BRONZE ranked with his oldest foals being seven. Silver Wizard has sired 8 crops with 56% starters, 47% winners, and 11% stakes winners. He has sired 3 MSW’s, including 1 millionaire.

Out of 68 current stallions w/ started offspring:
  • 36th in highest winning percentage of offspring
  • 19th in offspring earnings
  • 35th in highest G1-placed offspring
  • 15th in highest G1-winning offspring

Leading Earners
  • CH. MOLTEN METAL ($1,013,000), G1 Manikato Stakes, G2 Fourstardave Handicap, 2nd G1 Breeders' Cup Mile, G1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, etc.
  • CH. SILVER ROSES ($626,950), 2nd G2 Queen of the Turf Stakes, G2 Sunline Stakes, etc.
  • CH. SILVER DREAMS ($623,600), G2 Palos Verdes Handicap, G2 Wonder Where Stakes, G3 Teso Stakes, 2nd G1 Irish Oaks Stakes, etc.
  • CH. COPPER BEECH ($472,450), 2nd G2 Del Mar Derby, 3rd G1 Del Mar Oaks, G3 Rose of Kingston Stakes.
  • CH. SON O’ MINX ($376,150), G1 Eclipse Stakes.

Foals for Thought
Looking at his 3 MSW’s and all 13 SW foals, almost all had their best year at 3, with a few excelling at 3 and 4 and one foal hitting their best at two. Vast majority have performed best at sprint distances, with 10 of the 13 having majority sprint OTB placings. Of the 13, 5 have stretched to middle distance with 50% or higher OTB, and 3 at long distance. While over half have done their best on the turf, he does have stakes winners on the dirt and at steeplechase. His best SC offspring seem to mature the latest, hitting their best stride at 4 and 5.

Only 3 of his 13 SW foals have suffered injuries: 2 cases of limping, 1 case of swelling, and 1 with a cut.

His three MSW foals were out of a create mare, an Oscillation mare, and a Fire ‘n’ Smoke mare. Created mares or other Highland-lined daughters made up the majority of his other stakes winning offspring--especially Highland Magic and Highland Bandit. He has also crossed well with daughters of Heza Gallant Gent, Void, Boldness Shows, and Captain Jack.

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Silver Wizard currently stands in New York at Denoux Stud for $5,000

He is NOT BC nominated and he does not require approval to breed to.
Please share your own foals and successful crosses below.

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General/Questions / Irish, English, American TC/TT races
« on: May 09, 2018, 12:58:38 pm »
I was planning out a few race schedules for a few of my stakes kids and have a few questions. Under the Hall of Fame we currently don't have any winners for the various TC/TT series but I'm not even sure what exact races make up said series. In the case of the Irish TC/TT, in RL it would go (for the Crown) 2000 Guineas, Irish Derby, Irish St. Leger. But in FF the Irish 2000 Guineas and Irish Derby are just 1 week apart, while the Irish 1000 Guineas and Irish Oaks are over 1 month apart. And the RL American Triple Tiara has always been redone so many times I don't know what actual is the Tiara in RL or in FF, haha.

Can anyone break down the different series races for the Irish, English, and American versions here in FF?

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / April Handicapping
« on: April 30, 2018, 08:54:24 pm »
Slacked off this month.

Shelbie
Black Storm West

Total Days Handicapped: 3

Win - $250 x 19 = $4750
Place - $100 x 15 = $1500
Show - $50 x 18 = $900
Quinella - $500 x 4 = $2000
Trifecta - $1,000 x 1 = $1000

Total: $10,150

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