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How'd You Do? / 9/23
« on: September 23, 2015, 12:47:59 pm »
Sent 9 out, and 5 found the winner's circle:

WINS

Voir Dire (3yo, Sixth Day) won his NW1, his second lifetime start.

Marigold (3yo, Point Given) won her NW1, her second win in two lifetime starts.

Whodunit (3yo, Highland Magic) won his NW2, his second lifetime start.

Blameless (2yo, Strider) won his maiden race in his second start.

Long Hot Summer (2yo, Gunningdownromance) won her maiden race in her second start.

SHOWS

Angel of Darkness (2yo, I'm Your Angel) was third in her maiden race, her second start.

The rest were all 2YOs, so hopefully it was just a lack of experience!

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Horses For Sale / Ivy Creek Autumn Auction
« on: September 20, 2015, 03:39:06 pm »
I hope you haven't spent ALL your money at the Select Auction!

Due to limited free time, I haven't been able to keep up with such a large stable this year.  As a result, I'm letting lots of quality horses - from broodmares to yearlings - go in hopes that they will find a new, active home.

There are no reserves!  Auction begins September 29.


BROODMARES

Ch. COSMOPOLITAN - (A.P. Indy x Drink Til Hes Cute, by MakeMineManhattan)
Stakes winner, multi-stakes placed.  First two foals are winners.  IFT Bellagio.

Ch. HEARTLESS - (Affirmed x Xena, created)
Silver-ranked broodmare. Has produced MSW Ch. Imperial Gesture, SW Ch. Alybama, and SP Heartless Junction. Multi-stakes placed.  IFT Sleipnir.

LUCKY DUCKY - (created)
Multi-winner who set two speed records.  First foal is a winner.  IFT Bellagio.

Ch. MANHATTAN MELODY - (What's It Worth x Cocktails At Eight, by MakeMineManhattan)
Multi-stakes winner, multi-stakes placed.  Platinum/Chef-de-race sire.  Has produced SW Ch. Songcatcher, SP Party Doll, and SP Song Spell.  IFT Sleipnir.

SPRINGWALKER - (created)
Silver-ranked broodmare.  Unraced.  Has produced MSW Ch. Rahndezvous and SP Ch. Flight of Spring.  Not in foal.


YEARLINGS

BRAVO WORTHY - (Worth The Wait x Bravodora, created)
1/2 to SW Ch. Vive le Roi and SP Hummingbird.  Dam was a G3 stakes winner who set 3 speed records over hurdles.

CATCH A RIDE - (Candy Ride x Catch A Glimpse, created)
Dam was a multi-winner who set a sprint speed record, but this filly is mostly a mystery.

FEELIN' WITTY - (Witness x I'm Feelin' Lucky, created)
First foal from a multi-winning mare.

FLEET EIGHTEEN - (Eighteen Karat x Just Fleet, by Fleet Street)
Dam was unraced but has produced winners.

WAR IS HELL - (Dark Demand x War Cat, created)
1/2 to SP The Last Secret.  Dam is stakes-placed.


Racehorses to be posted shortly.

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How'd You Do? / 9/5
« on: September 05, 2015, 01:44:57 pm »
After quite the hiatus, I'm trying to ease back in.  I will likely have to trim back my herd (A LOT...if I have the willpower) to help transition, but time will tell.

Meanwhile, I got my older ponies who weren't ready to retire/leased out entered into upcoming races, so we actually have two (surprisingly good!) results to report today:

GCh. Zadar (5yo, What's Your Point x Adriatic Swan) WON the G2 Canterbury Stakes, meaning he just needs a stakes place at any level to reach studhood if my calculations are correct.  Woohoo!

Ch. Worth A Treasure (5yo, Worth My While x Highland Treasure) finished 3rd in her OA.  Only 4 points from her next title...

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Horses For Sale / Ivy Creek Racehorse Auction
« on: May 01, 2015, 03:57:48 pm »
I'm trying to thin down my herd to make it a bit more managable.  It's tough to do, as I feel like I keep raising the bar each year, so these guys have already met the standards I've set.  So far, I've consigned 31 horses - 2, 3, and 4 year olds, including a couple of stakes placed mares.  More may be added before the auction starts (if I can convince myself to go through with it).

So far, we have:

4 YEAR OLDS

HONEY BEE - stakes placed mare, V is for Victory x In Absentia (x Flash's Image), 1/2 to MSW GCh. Back Roads, SP Wingardium Leviosa, and SP Warrior's Image
JERUSALEM - winning stallion, King David x Five Star Hotel (created), 1/2 to MSW Ch. Raffles
RUSSIAN ROULETTE - multi-winning stallion, High Chances x Wag the Dog (created), 1/2 to SW Ch. Girlfight
SLAPSTICK - winning stallion, Slip in the Mud x That's So Funny (created), only 4 starts
SWEETHART - multi-winning mare, Mr. Prospective x Lovingly (x Romeo), 1/2 to SW The Chairman x SP Intermezzo
THE LUCKY FEW - stakes placed mare, The Fighting Fifty x Delicate Luck (x Lucky Cigar)
VIVE LE ROI - multi-winning stallion, Long Live the King x Bravodora (created), 1/2 to SP Hummingbird
WAR OF THE ROSES - multi-winning stallion, V is for Victory x Glitter Rose (created), 1/2 to SP Dethroned

3 YEAR OLDS

AWARDWINNINGACTOR - unraced colt, Spock x Awardwinningsmile (created), first foal of SP mare
LAS VEGAS STRIP - winning colt, Bellagio x Native Dreams (x Northern Slew), 1/2 to SW Newport Native and SP Ch. Mr. Moony
QUANTUM LEAP - placed colt, Street Wise x Fizzix (x Seabiscuit), 1/2 to SP Xcientist
SPIRITOFSAINTLOUIS - unplaced colt, Gilded Saint x Flying Feline (created), only 1 start
TAURIK - unplaced colt, Spock x Grama's Prize (created), only 1 start
VENEZUELA - unraced filly, V is for Victory x That's So Funny (created)
YOUTHFUL, unplaced filly, created, only 2 starts

2 YEAR OLDS

ALL REBEL, unstarted colt, Dixie Time x It's All Yours (x Forget It), out of MSP mare
ALMOST FIZZY, unstarted filly, Almost Precious x Fizzix (x Seabiscuit), 1/2 to SP Xcientist
BRAVISSIMO, unstarted colt, Latino Mix x Bravodora (created), 1/2 to SP Hummingbird
CAPE GIRARDEAU, unstarted colt, Dark Demand x Cape Cod Rose (created), 1/2 to SW Sagamore Rose and SP Chrysalian
DECADENT - unstarted filly, Witness x Deign To Win (created)
EYEWITNESS, unstarted filly, Witness x Kelly Green (created)
FAME IS FLEETING - unstarted filly, TakeMeToHollywood x Just Fleet (x Fleet Street)
HAN YOLO - unstarted colt, Joyeaux Oiseau x Queen of Humor (created), 1/2 to MSW Ch. Smile Awhile
LAUGH AT LOVE - unstarted filly, Gunningdownromance x That's So Funny (created)
OCTOBER SKY - unstarted filly, Octogonal x War Cat (created), out of SP mare
POISSON D'AVRIL - unstarted filly, Silver Wizard x While Me Away (created)
PRANKSTER - unstarted colt, Call To War x Lucky Fox (x Gallant Fox)
RIVERGLEN - unstarted filly, Carrowmore x Meadowlight (created)
UNLUCKY PRIZE - unstarted filly, One Lucky Soul x Grama's Prize (created)
WINDFOLA - unstarted filly, Strider x Catch A Glimpse (created)
YACHT CLUB - unstarted colt, King David x Cosmopolitan (x A.P. Indy), out of SW/MSP mare

Auction begins May 19!  There are no reserves!

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Foaling Barn / Ivy Creek's 2019 Foal Crop
« on: January 11, 2015, 04:46:29 am »
Our foaling season started with a bang.  We're only 10 days into the new year, and we've already got 18 foals on the ground!

On January 1st:

BOLD VICTORY - 8.3hh brown filly
SIRE: ICh. V is for Victory {S} (GCh. Jazz It Up {G} x Dark Victory {P})
DAM: Ch. Bold Jewel (Bold Ruler {G} x Queen's Jewel {S})

This is the third foal (and third filly) from this MSW mare who set a speed record at 10f turf at age 3.

CALLGIRL - 8.1hh dark bay filly
SIRE: ICh. Count Me In {S} (Count Fleet {S} x Ch. Highland Dreamer {G})
DAM: Pussycat Doll (Ch. Mr. Townsend {B} x Miss Kitty II {B})

This is the third foal from this MW mare who set a speed record for 10f and 11f turf at age 4.

LAKE COMO - 8.3hh dark grey colt
SIRE: NCh. Bellagio {S} (Lonesome Glory {S} x Foolish Question {P})
DAM: Ch. Oh So Proud (ICh. Highland Pride {S} x Oh So Sharp {G})

This is the first foal from this homebred MSW mare who set a speed record at 8.5f turf at age 4.


On January 2nd:

KING'S COURT - 9.0hh dark grey colt
SIRE: Animal Kingdom (created)
DAM: Must Be Royal {S} (GCh. Must Be Magic {S} x Ch. Jungle Queen {S})

1/2 to SW Foolish Queen, who just turned 3 (who is the first foal from this mare).


On January 3rd:

SEEK JUSTICE - 8.2hh bay filly
SIRE: ICh. Witness {B} (Class Act {G} x Time For Truth {S})
DAM: Madame Justice (Lit de Justice {G} x Lady Be Good {S})

This is the third foal from this MW mare who set a speed record for 6.5f turf at age 2.


On January 4th:

ALL VIOLET - 9.2hh bay filly
SIRE: WCh. All Jazzed Up {S} (GCh. Jazz It Up {G} x GCh. Whimsical Whirl {P})
DAM: Ch. Violet Haze (created)

This is the second foal from this MW mare who set a speed record at 10f turf at age 4.

DUCK DUCK GOOSE - 9.1hh flea-bitten grey colt
SIRE: ICh. Witness {B} (Class Act {G} x Time For Truth {S})
DAM: Lucky Ducky (created)

This is the fourth foal from this MW mare who set a speed record for 10.5f turf and 11f dirt at age 5 - she didn't start racing until age 4.

MARIA VON TRAPP - 9.1hh dark grey filly
SIRE: NCh. Von Lichtenstein (NCh. I'm A Classic {S} x Lady In Residence {G})
DAM: Ch. Keria Toon {G} (created)

1/2 to MSW GCh. Singsong and MSW Ch. Pistolwhip.

OUTSIDER - 8.2hh bay colt
SIRE: ICh. Witness {B} (Class Act {G} x Time For Truth {S})
DAM: Ch. Fifty Not Out (NCh. The Fighting Fifty {B} x Final Salute {S})

This is the first foal from this SP mare who set a speed record for 11f turf at age 3.


On January 5th:

ADIOS AMIGA - 9.2hh dark bay filly
SIRE: WCh. I'm Your Angel {G} (What's It Worth {P} x Ch. I'm Yours Joe {S})
DAM: Ch. Ciao Bella (ICh. Alley Cat {B} x ICh. Twilight Embers {G})

This is the first foal from this SW mare who set a speed record at 11f dirt at age 4.

ETERNAL VOID - 10.1hh bay filly
SIRE: ICh. Long Live The King {S} (Bold Ruler {G} x Infinity {P})
DAM: Into The Void (The Black {G} x Opening Gala {B})

This is the first foal from this MW mare.  She's the same sire/BM sire cross as MSW GCh. Repudiate.

SPLASH O'WHISKEY - 10.2hh chestnut colt
SIRE: NCh. Irish Gold (Ch. Irish River {G} x Golden Princess {S})
DAM: Ch. SplashedWithFlair (Easy Goer {S} x Family Gold {P})

This is the third foal from this MSP mare.


On January 6th:

WEDDED BLISS - 9.0hh black filly
SIRE: ICh. Witness {B} (Class Act {G} x Time For Truth {S})
DAM: Lucky In Love (WCh. Secret of Love {G} x Make Me Lucky {S})

This is the third foal from this MW mare.


On January 7th:

ABERDEEN - 9.0hh dark bay colt
SIRE: GCh. Edinburgh (NCh. Slew O'Scots {S} x GCh. Cigarette {G})
DAM: Renegade Song (Cigar {G} x MissionControl {B})

This colt is linebred to Cigar (whoops - but at least he's awesome!)  He's the third foal from this underraced mare.  Once the 2YO hits the track, we should get a better idea of what to expect, but for now, I'm just excited by the pedigree.  Hopefully his name is fitting - a city nearly as big as his sire's namesake.

BABE RUTH - 10.1hh dark bay colt
SIRE: ICh. V is for Victory {S} (GCh. Jazz It Up {G} x Dark Victory {P})
DAM: Ch. Ruth Sage (created)

This is the third foal from this SP mare who set a speed record for 9f dirt at age 3.

LUCIFER'S SIX - 9.0hh chestnut colt
SIRE: ICh. Sixth Day {B} (Planet Hollywood {S} x GCh. Carbon Copy {P})
DAM: Devil's Dream (NCh. Devil May Care {S} x Ch. Hope's Dream {B})

This is the third foal from this MW mare who set a speed record for 12.5f dirt at age 3.  He's 50% pedigreed like MSW Ch. Volkl.


On January 9th:

GENTLE GIANT - 8.2hh dark bay colt
SIRE: Giant's Causeway {S} (Storm Cat {B} x created)
DAM: Ch. Foxy Ruby (Gallant Fox {B} x Ch. Ruby Slippers {G})

This is the first foal from this SP mare who set 3 speed records: 14f dirt and 12.5f SC at age 3, and 12.5f SC at age 5.  He's the same sire/BM sire cross as MSW NCh. Sionnach.


On January 10th:

WITH GUSTO - 8.2hh bay colt
SIRE: ICh. V is for Victory {S} (GCh. Jazz It Up {G} x Dark Victory {P})
DAM: Ch. With A Fleurish (NCh. Gimme A Shot {S} x Fleur's Debate {G})

This is the first foal from this homebred MSW mare who set 3 speed records: 9.5f turf at age 3, and 9f turf and 8.5f dirt at age 4.


8 fillies | 10 colts | 44 still due

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ICh. V is for Victory
2008 chestnut stallion standing 17.0hh
Jazz It Up (G) x Dark Victory (P) (x created)
Breeder's Cup nominated
SILVER-RATED (3.3)
FEE: $5,000 LFG



ON THE TRACK - NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS

WINS: Canadian International (Gr.1), Forego Stakes (Gr.1), Pimlico Special (Gr.1) - twice!, Arlington Million (Gr.1), Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Gr.1), Caulfield Sprint (Gr.2), San Marcos Stakes (Gr.2), Strub Stakes (Gr.2)
PLACES: Pacific Classic (Gr.1), July Cup (Gr.1), Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Gr.1), Portrero Grande Breeders' Cup Handicap (Gr.2)
SPEED RECORDS: 10f turf at age 5, 10f turf at age 5


IN THE SHED

Two crops to race
Winners: 59%
Stakes Winners: 15% (6% MSW)
Average Earnings: $115,207
Highlights: MSW Ch. Silent Victor, MSW Ch. Crowning Victory, SW Ch. Don't Pass Go, SW Captain's Pride, SW Carry the Day, SP Final Victory, SP Fooled Again, SP Razamatazz


ICh. V IS FOR VICTORY would be best suited to produce foals that will peak at 3 years old or later, since he had his best year at age 4. We hope that they will inherit his ability to thrive on both dirt and turf surfaces, and they should do well at classic distances - most of his accolades were earned between 8 and 10f. At a tall 17.0hh, he will add class and legginess to your future foals. As a young sire, he has the potential to still prove himself as a world-class sire if we are lucky. Breeding to V IS FOR VICTORY is potentially a chance to breed to an up-and-coming sire for a reasonable fee before his siring abilities are fully realized (and demand and fees increased to match).



BOOKINGS:

FEB 1A - Claire de Lune - Ivy Creek Farm
FEB 1B - Madame Justice - Ivy Creek Farm
FEB 2A - Sumptner - Final Furlong
FEB 2B - Sydney Ellen - Ivy Creek Farm
MAR 1A - Violet Haze - Ivy Creek Farm
MAR 1B - Banafrit - Ivy Creek Farm
MAR 2A - Fleur's Debate - Ivy Creek Farm
MAR 2B - Time For Belles - Ivy Creek Farm
MAR 3A - Sweet Home Alabama - Ivy Creek Farm
MAR 3B - Lovespell - Ivy Creek Farm
APR 1A - Evanescence - Ivy Creek Farm
APR 1B - D'lightful - Ivy Creek Farm
APR 2A - Shameka - Final Furlong
APR 2B - Heart Breaker - Final Furlong
MAY 1A - Graceful Gold - Ivy Creek Farm
MAY 1B - What's Your Dream - Ivy Creek Farm
MAY 2A -
MAY 2B -
JUN 1A - Runaway Angel - Ivy Creek Farm
JUN 1B - Uptown Girl - Ivy Creek Farm
JUN 2A - Three Spectacles - Fox Run
JUN 2B -
JUL 1A - Olympic Gold - Ivy Creek Farm
JUL 1B -
JUL 2A -
JUL 2B -
AUG 1A - Bejeweled - Stillwater Farms
AUG 1B -
AUG 2A -
AUG 2B -









ICh. Sleipnir
2008 dark bay stallion standing 15.0hh
NCh. Lucky Cigar (G) x NCh. You Belong (G) (x Danzig {G})
Breeder's Cup nominated
BRONZE -RATED (2.2)
FEE: $5,000 LFG



ON THE TRACK - NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS

2010 2 YEAR OLD COLT OF THE YEAR
WINS: Blue Diamond Stakes (Gr.1), Champagne Stakes (Gr.1), Hopeful Stakes (Gr.1), Preakness Stakes (Gr.1), Suburban Handicap (Gr.1), Planet Hollywood Breeders' Stakes (Gr.2), Nasua Stakes (Gr.3)
PLACES: Del Mar Futurity (Gr.1), Belmont Stakes (Gr.1), Travers Stakes (Gr.1), Woodward Stakes (Gr.1), Jockey Club Gold Cup (Gr.1), The Black Breeders' Stakes (Gr.1), Vosburgh Stakes (Gr.1), Maribyrnong Plate (Gr.2), What's It Worth Breeders' Stakes (Gr.2), Lonesome Glory Breeders' Stakes (Gr.2), Del Mar Handicap (Gr.2)
SHOWS: Jockey Club Gold Cup (Gr.3), Kentucky Derby (Gr.3), Spectacular Bid Breeders' Stakes (Gr.3), Whitney Handicap (Gr.3), Pimlico Special (Gr.3), Victoria Racing Club Stakes (Gr.3)
SPEED RECORDS: 9.5f dirt at age 3


IN THE SHED

Two crops to race
Winners: 47%
Stakes Winners: 8% (6% MSW)
Average earnings: $61,140
Highlights: MSW GCh. Laevateinn, MSW Ch. Seven Snakes, SW Ch. Frigg, SP Odin


ICh. SLEIPNIR was the 2 Year Old Colt of the Year, so he would likely be suited to producing early maturers.  In addition, he had a stellar 3 year old career, finishing in the top three in all phases of the Triple Crown - arguably proving himself to be one of the top three 3YOs of his generation as well.  Standing 15hh, he's not going to add any height, so taller mares might pair better with him.  As a young sire, his fees remain affordable until he is able to prove himself in the shed.



BOOKINGS:

FEB 1A - Into The Void - Ivy Creek Farm
FEB 1B - Oh So Proud - Ivy Creek Farm
FEB 2A - Foxy Ruby - Ivy Creek Farm
FEB 2B - Indywind - Ivy Creek Farm
MAR 1A - Heartless - Ivy Creek Farm
MAR 1B - Afterglow - Ivy Creek Farm
MAR 2A - Etta James - Ivy Creek Farm
MAR 2B - Twirlaway - Ivy Creek Farm
MAR 3A - Stay Forever - Ivy Creek Farm
MAR 3B - Singsong - Ivy Creek Farm
APR 1A - Girlfight - Ivy Creek Farm
APR 1B - Pegasus Pride - Ivy Creek Farm
APR 2A - Madd Karol - Ivy Creek Farm
APR 2B - SpectacularDiamond - Stillwater Farms
MAY 1A - Manhattan Melody - Ivy Creek Farm
MAY 1B - Murder By Numbers - Ivy Creek Farm
MAY 2A - A Capella - Stillwater Farms
MAY 2B - Fabulous Mike - Mynyyd Ysbryd Stable
JUN 1A - Mai Tai Princess - Ivy Creek Farm
JUN 1B - Celtic Circle - The Grey Stable
JUN 2A -
JUN 2B -
JUL 1A - Wrapped Around - Ivy Creek Farm
JUL 1B -
JUL 2A -
JUL 2B -
AUG 1A -
AUG 1B -
AUG 2A -
AUG 2B -









NCh. Ducati
2014 black stallion standing 16.2hh
Ch. Magic Cross (S) x Ch. Pennysurprise (G) (x Townsend Prince {G})
Breeder's Cup nominated
FEE: $10,000 LFG
Due to the limited number of slots available



ON THE TRACK - NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS

WINS: Futurity Stakes (Gr.1), Nunthorpe Stakes (Gr.1), Breeder's Cup Classic (Gr.1), Queen's Plate Stakes (Gr.1), Bashford Manor Stakes (Gr.2), Remsen Stakes (Gr.2), San Felipe Stakes (Gr.2), La Jolla Handicap (Gr.3)
PLACES: Champagne Stakes (Gr.1), Cigar Mile (Gr.1), Wood Memorial (Gr.1)
SHOWS: Breeders' Cup Juvenile (Gr.1), Amsterdam Stakes (Gr.2), Best Pal Stakes (Gr.3), Flash Stakes (Gr.3)


IN THE SHED

It's his first year at stud!


NCh. DUCATI had a strong 2- and 3-year old career, making him an ideal match for most mares.  He excelled in the classic distances over dirt (with a couple wins on turf to show versatility).  These conditions match some of the biggest races - think: Triple Crown - so we hope to use Ducati to breed tomorrow's Derby hopefuls.  Spots are limited, because he really is my ideal in terms of talent, height, preferences, and age of maturity, and will primarily be an in-house stud to begin with.



BOOKINGS:

FEB 1A - Bold Jewel - Ivy Creek Farm
FEB 1B - Ciao Bella - Ivy Creek Farm
FEB 2A - Keria Toon - Ivy Creek Farm
FEB 2B - Lucky In Love - Ivy Creek Farm
MAR 1A - Must Be Royal - Ivy Creek Farm
MAR 1B - Pussycat Doll - Ivy Creek Farm
MAR 2A - Takin the Highroad - Ivy Creek Farm
MAR 2B - With A Fleurish - Ivy Creek Farm
MAR 3A - Devil's Dream - Ivy Creek Farm
MAR 3B - Holy Smokes - Ivy Creek Farm
APR 1A - Mango Frappe - Ivy Creek Farm
APR 1B - Oh So Sharp - Ivy Creek Farm
APR 2A - I'm A Star - Ivy Creek Farm
APR 2B - Kiasport - Ivy Creek Farm
MAY 1A - Sovereign Song - Ivy Creek Farm
MAY 1B - It's All Yours - Ivy Creek Farm
MAY 2A - Theatrical Lady - Ivy Creek Farm
MAY 2B - Just Danzig - Generous Bloodstock
JUN 1A - Lucky Fox - Ivy Creek Farm
JUN 1B - Dark Side - Marshall Creek Ranch
JUN 2A - Marshall Creek Ranch
JUN 2B - My Lady's Princess - Black Storm West
JUL 1A - Hawaiian Ice - Ivy Creek Farm
JUL 1B - Playful Breeze - Ivy Creek Farm
JUL 2A - Twilight Embers - Ivy Creek Farm
JUL 2B - Lightning Strikes - Fox Run
AUG 1A - Dixie Love - Ivy Creek Farm
AUG 1B - Springwalker - Ivy Creek Farm
AUG 2A - Cajoled Halo - Four Aces Stables
AUG 2B - Here's to Luck - Rainee Thoroughbreds









NCh. Bellagio
2008 dark bay stallion standing 16.0hh
Lonesome Glory (S) x Foolish Question (P) (x created)
Breeder's Cup nominated
SILVER-RATED (3.2)
FEE: $5,000 LFG



ON THE TRACK - ACHIEVEMENTS

WINS: Australian Derby (Gr.1), Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Gr.1), Jockey Club Gold Cup (Gr.1), Whitney Handicap (Gr.1), Dubai World Cup (Gr.1), Stephen Foster Stakes (Gr.1), Sanford Stakes (Gr.2), Amsterdam Stakes (Gr.2), What's It Worth Breeders' Stakes (Gr.2), La Troienne (Gr.3), Swale Stakes (Gr.3)
PLACES: Spectacular Bid Breeders' Stakes (Gr.1), Sunshine Millions Sprint (Gr.1), Whitney Handicap (Gr.1), San Fernando Breeders' Cup (Gr.2), Strub Stakes (Gr.2), Cross Roads Breeders' Cup (Gr.3)
SHOWS: Champagne Stakes (Gr.1), Hopeful Stakes (Gr.1), Metropolitan Stakes (Gr.1), Crimson Lad Breeders' Stakes (Gr.3)
SPEED RECORDS: 7.5f dirt at age 3, 9f dirt at age 3


IN THE SHED

Three crops to race
Winners: 60%
Stakes Winners: 7% (2% MSW)
Average earnings: $80,702
Highlights: MSW GCh. Coquette, SW Ch. Brianza, SW Foolish Queen, SP Ch. Dian Diaz, SP Gambling Fool, SP Clever Question, SP Silver Mage, SP Glitter Strip


NCh. BELLAGIO...



BOOKINGS:

FEB 1A - Indy's Moment - Ivy Creek Farm
FEB 1B - Lucky Ducky - Ivy Creek Farm
FEB 2A - Renegade Song - Ivy Creek Farm
FEB 2B - Ruth Sage - Ivy Creek Farm
MAR 1A - Cosmopolitan - Ivy Creek Farm
MAR 1B - Always Ladylike - Ivy Creek Farm
MAR 2A - Nicole's Majic - Ivy Creek Farm
MAR 2B - Tustin Girl - Final Furlong
MAR 3A - A Classic Tiger - Final Furlong
MAR 3B - Clever Lingard - Final Furlong
APR 1A - Confession - Starfish Stables
APR 1B - Glamour Shot - Four Aces Stables
APR 2A - Roxy Roller - Ivy Creek Farm
APR 2B - Queen Catarina - Ivy Creek Farm
MAY 1A - Cigarillo - Ivy Creek Farm
MAY 1B - Gallant Cee - Final Furlong
MAY 2A - Fire and Ice - Generous Bloodstock
MAY 2B - Bella's Lullaby - Tall Oaks Farm
JUN 1A - Classic Irish - Ivy Creek Farm
JUN 1B - Greylin - Clicker Lab
JUN 2A -
JUN 2B -
JUL 1A - Highland Treasure - Ivy Creek Farm
JUL 1B -
JUL 2A -
JUL 2B -
AUG 1A -
AUG 1B -
AUG 2A -
AUG 2B -

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Horses For Sale / Ivy Creek's Annual Dispersal Sale 2019
« on: January 05, 2015, 05:19:38 pm »
I'm a little less organized this year, but still intend to find new homes for some ponies to make room for our new youngsters:


GCh. Cuchulain
6yo chestnut stallion
Multiple Stakes Winner
Ch. Irish River {G} x Au Naturelle {S} (x Crack Shot {B})
This fellow needs only 2 stakes wins at ANY level to stand at stud.  He already has multiple G1 wins/places to his name, as well as having set 3 speed records at ideal distances.  I just don't have the time this year to get him there, and his time is running out as he ages.
SOLD to Windward Farm

Perelandria
5yo black mare
Multi-winner
GCh. Highland Laird {S} x Ch. Mercury Rising {B} (x created)
Has been in the top two 5 out of 11 lifetime starts.  I just don't have a place for this mare in my brood band as she hasn't (yet) met those credentials.  Maybe someone would like to take a chance on her.
SOLD to Fox Run

Ch. Win Zenith
6yo light bay stallion
Multiple Stakes Winner
WCh. Gotta Go {G} x Dark Miss {G}
It doesn't look like this guy will make studhood, but maybe someone wants to take a chance on reaching studhood or see if gelding helps his performance.
SOLD to Edgewood Stud

GCh. Mimic
5yo dark bay stallion
Multiple Stakes Winner
WCh. I'm Your Angel {G} x Slew Copy {P} (x created)
Needs 3 stakes wins of ANY level to reach studhood.  Has multiple G1 wins and two speed records under his belt already.
Selling for $50,000 to Edgewood Stud
Available after 2/24 when his lease ends


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How'd You Do? / 11/1
« on: November 01, 2014, 01:49:16 pm »
Due to restricted time, I only entered three (again):

WINS

Ch. Brianza (3yo, Bellagio x Sovereign Song) won her OA.

Ch. Allnighter II (3yo, All Jazzed Up x Klondike Nights) won the G3 Athenia Stakes.  She's headed to Starfish Stables now on free lease (see my offer under the Leases thread).

PLACES

GCh. Always Ladylike (5yo, Giant's Causeway x Always A Lady) was second in the G2 Red Smith Stakes, behind her own stablemate, Zadar, (who has been leased out to Lochiedo).  She's also headed to Starfish Stables now.

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How'd You Do? / 7/12
« on: July 12, 2014, 01:12:52 pm »
Great day for us:

7(2) - 5(2) - 1 - 0 - 0

WINS

Franco Classico (2yo, I'm A Classic x Little Franco) won his NW2, his first start.

Cell Block Tango (3yo, Witness x Lucked Out) won her NW3, setting her first speed record in the process.

Charming Avenue (3yo, Silver Charm x Worth Avenue) won her NW1, breaking her maiden in her fourth lifetime start.  She also set her first speed record.

El Cari

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Annual Mixed Auction / 2018 Mixed Auction
« on: July 12, 2014, 02:03:16 am »
I saw that the mixed auction is supposed to begin at midnight (eek!) but doesn't have any Final Furlong horses consigned.  Is there a script, or do you need help picking consignments?

Will it be delayed?  Or will it just run with members' only contributions?

Just curious!

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How'd You Do? / 5/14
« on: May 14, 2014, 04:02:01 pm »
Great, busy day for us:

20(8 ) - 11(2) - 0 - 3(2) - 2(1)

WINS

Iconic (2yo, Silver Charm x Keria Toon) won his NW1, breaking his maiden in his second start.

Spin The Bottle (3yo, The Fighting Fifty x Daretoloveme) won her NW2.

Finesse (2yo, Magic Cross x Final Salute) won her NW2, her second win in a row from 3 total starts.

Smile Awhile (3yo, Worth My While x Queen of Humor) won her NW2, remaining undefeated this year.

Fool's Errand (2yo, Foolhardy x Kiasport) won his NW3, remaining undefeated.

Harrison Ford (5yo, Witness x Starswept) won his OA.

Paradox (3yo, What's Your Point x Contradiction) won his NW1, his second win in 3 total starts.

El Cari

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Anything Goes / We're expecting a RL filly!
« on: May 08, 2014, 05:23:19 am »
And by "filly", I mean of the human variety.   :P

As a result, I've been a little busier with my free time - lots of things to think about/prepare...  It's my first, so I'm pretty nervous!  Also, I like my sleep a little more now, too, which isn't helping.

Anyhow, I wanted to explain to you why I've been a little more MIA...and share in my excitement.   :)

She's due at the end of August.  Wish us luck!


PS:
The biggest downfall?  It's finally getting gorgeous outside, and the doctor highly advised against riding...  Not sure my willpower is strong enough to cut that out 100%.

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How'd You Do? / 4/19
« on: April 20, 2014, 01:17:12 am »
We had an incredible day - everyone won, and shockingly, it was mostly 2yos.

6(1) - 6(1) - 0 - 0 - 0

WINS

Finesse (2yo, Magic Cross x Final Salute) won her NW1, bringing her record to 2 (1-1-0).

Fool's Errand (2yo, Foolhardy x Kiasport) won his NW2, bringing his record to 2 (2-0-0).

Khione (2yo, Nightfight x Klondike Nights) won her NW2, bringing her record to 2 (1-0-0).

Walking On Air (2yo, Express Yourself x Magic Supreme) won her maiden, bringing her record to 2 (1-1-0).

Holy Smokes (4yo, Holy Bull x Rodeo Cowgirl) won her OA.

Ch. Worth A Treasure (4yo, Worth My While x Highland Treasure) won the G3 Matriarch Stakes, her second stakes win of the year (and remaining undefeated for the year).  She also set her FOURTH speed record.  It looks like she's one of the rare horses who actually is living up to her name...

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Comments and Suggestions / Bug reporting system down?
« on: April 10, 2014, 04:29:06 pm »
I tried to submit a bug for the main FF site, but it doesn't appear to be showing up, even after refreshing.

At the bottom of the "Report Bug" page, when I clicked "Submit Bug", it redirected me to a blank white screen.  It did this twice.

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At the Barn / Ivy Creek Updates
« on: March 10, 2014, 04:01:09 pm »
I'm not sure how RP-ish my posts will be/get, but I wanted to have a thread to keep our (imaginary) fan club updated, so that I can have a walk down memory lane from time to time...

Today, the trainer and I hand selected the first round of 2YOs to ship to the track to begin serious training.  The rest will remain at the farm in NY under more basic training (handling, accepting a saddle, etc), but are primarily being given more time to grow up - they don't seem quite mature yet, and we don't like to rush things here.  This system, since we adopted it, seems to have worked well.  And I say "seems to", because we all know how finicky those 2YOs can be on the track!

The "chosen" 2YOs are currently en-route to Belmont, our local track.  As part of their training at the farm as youngsters, they've all been exposed to trailering and loud noises, but the atmosphere of the racetrack will be new.  We chose to ship them early in the week while things are fairly quiet.  Normally, we make our selections earlier in the year and ship then, but this winter has been a grueling one.  It might take our 2YOs a little longer to find their purpose this year, but that's ok.  We never go into "2YO Debut Day" (as we call it) expecting a win!  Remember how I said 2YOs are finicky?  It's all part of the process.

The 2YOs arriving at Belmont this morning include:

-ALL LIT UP, dark bay filly bred by Edgewood Stud, (Ch. Magic Cross {S} x Light The Match {G})
-CALLA LILY, bay filly bred by Ivy Creek, (ICh. Candidate {G} x Sovereign Song {S})
-DO OR DIE, bay filly bred by Morning Star Farms, (ICh. Gunningdownromance {S} x Don't Let Go {B})
-EL CARINO, dark bay colt bred by Ivy Creek, (Invasor x Dixie Love {G})
-EXTOL, chestnut colt bred by Ivy Creek, (WCh. What's Debatable {S} x Highland Treasure {S})
-FINESSE, blood bay filly bred by Edgewood Stud, (Ch. Magic Cross {S} x Final Salute {B})
-FOOL'S ERRAND, bay colt bred by Ivy Creek, (FFCh. Foolhardy {P} x Ch. Kiasport {S})
-FOOLISH QUEEN, dark bay filly bred by Ivy Creek, (NCh. Bellagio {S} x Must Be Royal)
-GAISCE, chestnut colt bred by Ivy Creek, (NCh. Carrowmore x Ch. Classic Irish)
-GONEWITHTHEWIND, grey filly bred by Ivy Creek, (WCh. Gotta Go {G} x Playful Breeze)
-HYDE PARK, chestnut filly bred by Final Furlong, (GCh. Highland Laird {S} x Ch. Central Park)
-ICONIC, dark bay colt bred by Ivy Creek, (Silver Charm {B} x Ch. Keria Toon {S})
-KATE KEARNEY, dark bay filly bred by Edgewood Stud, (Ch. Magic Cross {S} x Irish Beauty {B})
-KHIONE, grey filly bred by Ivy Creek, (WCh. Nightfight {G} x Klondike Nights {S})
-LAS VEGAS STRIP, dark bay colt bred by Final Furlong, (NCh. Bellagio {S} x Native Dreams {B})
-LOVE AND HONOR, light grey filly bred by Final Furlong, (NCh. Clockstopper {B} x Ch. On My Honor)
-OEDIPUS REX, dark grey colt bred by Ivy Creek, (ICh. Unabridged x Theatrical Lady)
-PROVOCATIVE, dark grey filly bred by Final Furlong, (created)
-SPIRITOFSAINTLOUIS, dark bay colt bred by Ivy Creek, (ICh. Gilded Saint x Flying Feline)
-STORMCHASER, dark bay filly bred by Final Furlong, (FFCh. Foolhardy {P} x Ch. Flash of Lightning)
-WALKING ON AIR, grey filly bred by Final Furlong, (WCh. Express Yourself {S} x Magic Supreme)
-YOUTHFUL, dapple grey filly bred by Final Furlong, (created)

In all, 22 of our current 45 juveniles are starting real training.  The rest will be reassessed from time to time, and will join them at later dates whenever they appear to be ready.  If these youngsters live up to their pedigrees, it's going to be an exciting season for sure!

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