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How'd You Do? / 11/20
« on: November 20, 2013, 02:10:08 PM »
Fantastic day.  Apparently my ponies have appreciated my unintentional, brief hiatus from racing  ::):

7(2) - 6(2) - 1 - 0 - 0

WINS

Copycat (2yo, Mr. Prospective x Slew Copy) won his NW2, FINALLY breaking his maiden.

Art of Love (2yo, High on Love x Art of Zen) won her NW2 as we are still trying to figure her out.

Ch. Always Ladylike (4yo, Giant's Causeway x Always A Lady) won her OA, setting her first speed record as well.

Ch. Allinvain (4yo, Worth My While x Alwuhush) won his OA - he typically likes placing more than winning, but he is reliable.

Ch. Bear Witness (3yo, Witness x Dreamweaver) won the G3 Fall Highweight Stakes, his fourth stakes win.  He's one to watch - he's finished in the top two 5 of 7 stakes starts this year.

GCh. Coquette (3yo, Bellagio x Klondike Nights) won the G2 Top Flight Stakes, continuing her reign as one of my top fillies.  This earned her the grand champion title.


PLACES

Allnighter II (2yo, All Jazzed Up x Klondike Nights) finished 2nd in her OA in mixed company.  She's never failed to bring home a paycheck and has a stakes win to her credit.

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Annual Select Auction / How'd You Do 2017
« on: September 22, 2013, 09:59:36 PM »
This was my first time ever going into the Select Auction with high hopes and a large "allowance" I'd given myself to spend. I'm seriously surprised to be done so early and to have gotten almost all of my top picks. I didn't even spend half of my allowance, either!

First and foremost, I'm excited to add a second stallion to the Ivy Creek roster. ICh. V is for Victory will stand beside Witness, since our current plan is to keep our other stud qualified boys (Ducati & Exit Poll) in training for as long as possible. He is currently bronze ranked, but his oldest crop is only 2. He didn't find his feet til 3, and only got better from there. His oldest 2yos seem to be doing better, supporting this theory, so I had to take a gamble (and console myself from retiring D&E too early, ha).

I got one broodmare - Ch. Runaway Angel - a young broodmare IFT Sun King.  She was selected based on her MSWs and FIVE speed records, and I figured she would be overlooked as a create.

Then I brought home three yearlings:

Marigold - a Point Given filly out of a Ch. mare
Stormchaser - a Foolhardy filly out of a Ch. mare (renamed, formerly Clue Bars)
Franco Tijuana - an I'm A Classic colt out of a Ch. silver mare

I wanted a Foolhardy girl (I only had colts), and I'm determined to try to get an I'm A Classic son to studhood someday. Overall, I'm incredibly pleased with my acquisitions (and prices!)

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How'd You Do? / 8/28
« on: August 28, 2013, 04:20:49 PM »
Well, at least the stakes ponies did well:

WINS

Spin The Bottle (2yo, The Fighting Fifty) won her maiden race, her first attempt.  Her 3yo 1/2 sister is a stakes winner, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this wasn't a fluke.

PLACES

Ch. Nicole's Majic (3yo, A.P. Indy) was second in the G2 Palomar Handicap.  She loves playing bridesmaid.

Ch. War Chest (3yo, War Chant) was second (by a nose) in the G1 Canterbury Guineas.

OFF THE BOARD

Vive le Roi (2yo, Long Live The King) was 8th in his maiden, his first start.  He was bred to be a hurdler, but here's hoping we can get him going on the flat first.
Harrison Ford (4yo, Witness) was 9th in his OA after a break at the farm.  It was shorter than his preferred distances.

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Horses For Sale / Ivy Creek Auction
« on: August 18, 2013, 02:12:15 PM »
I'm headed out on a vacation with no Internet, but I have an auction set to start while I am away. There are NO RESERVES. :)

There is a whole lot of potential here, I'm just trying to keep the herd at a manageable size.

Please check it out.

Included:

2 BROODMARES IN FOAL
-The Cover Girl, IFT Demand The Best, due in Feb. - produced 2 SWs
-Meadowlight, IFT Witness, due in July - 17.2hh, produced 2 winners

5 YO MSW/STALLION PROSPECT?
-Ch. Triomphe, by Magic Glory - has 3SWs, only 1 start this year, flat racing
  Just needs more attention than I've been giving him

THREE 3YOS
-Laudri, colt by Point Given, has won 4 of 6 non stakes this year, speed record @ 8.5f
-Star of Lakshmi, colt by Octagonal, has won 2 of 3 starts this year, speed record @ 6.5f
-Strikeuptheband, filly by Smart Strike, in the top three 4 of 5 starts this year

TWO UNSTARTED 2YOS
-Jericho, colt by Dark Demand, 1/2 to SP Coup d'Etat
-Teviot Square, filly by Octagonal, 1/2 to SP H.W. Jones, SP Danzfever

TWO YEARLINGS
-Innuendo, filly by Take Me Away, 1/2 to SW Undercover Girl, SW Cover Story
-Sweptoffyourfeet, colt by Simply Heroic

HAPPY BIDDING!!

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How'd You Do? / 5/25
« on: May 25, 2013, 03:14:49 PM »
Only had time to enter 4, and they apparently agreed to hit all the placings:

4(1) - 1 - 1(1) - 1 - 1


WINS

Ch. Notmyfirstrodeo (5yo, Temptation) won his OA.  He just keeps plugging along, preferring to win his races.  I'm glad of that!


PLACES

Ch. Sweet Home Alabama (3yo, I'm A Classic) finished 2nd in the ungraded Skipat Stakes.  She has only finished in the top two all year.  With this run, she earned enough points for her champion title.


SHOWS

Strikeuptheband (3yo, Smart Strike) finished 3rd in her NW3.  She's pretty consistently in the money, at least.


FOURTHS

Undercover Hero (2yo, Simply Heroic) finished 4th in his NW2 - better than his last start, anyway.  At least it's a paycheck!

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Horses For Sale / Ivy Creek's Annual Dispersal Sale
« on: January 11, 2013, 03:44:12 PM »
At the beginning of each year, I plan to try to trim down the herd a bit.  All of these horses are ones I have held on to for one reason or another, so it's sad to see them go...but I feel some would do best under new management.

This year probably won't be as dramatic in number, as last year's sale was driven by low finances.  This year's sales are driven only by the belief that each horse might desire different handling, and the methods I've been using on these (at least the racehorses) haven't seem to have worked as well as I'd like.  Watch out, though - I've sold several horses for this reason that went on to become MSW.   ;)  Perhaps the next will show up on this list...



ShootForTheStars - 2013 brown mare, 14.3hh
SIRE:  created (his info was lost in the computer)
DAM: Ch. Titian {B} (x created)
This tiny gal only has 4 lifetime starts, so there's a lot to learn about her.  I stuck her back at the farm in a pasture, assuming she was immature.  Now that she's turned 4 and hasn't grown an inch, I see that I was likely mistaken.  She just needs a chance.  Her dam was a stakes winner/multi-stakes placed/9f speed record at 5yo, so there's definitely a chance that she still has her best years yet to come.
Asking price: $5,000  SOLD TO RACEWAY FARMS


Irish Muldoon - 2012 bay gelding, 16.0hh
SIRE: Danzig {G}
DAM: ICh. Twilight Embers {S} (x Irish River)
I hesitate to let this son of my prized HOTY mare go, but he's taken an interest in hurdles, and I'm not a huge fan.  With a large racing string, he tends to get neglected here - he's fat & sassy, sure, but I don't think I've managed his racing campaign as well as I could have.  His last two starts have earned him speed factors of 288 and 272, respectively, where he finished 1st and 2nd.  He most certainly has the ability to earn money for you.  He's only for sale to a good, active home that can give him more attention.
Asking price: $10,000  SOLD TO FREEDOM ACRES


Imprimis - 2013 black stallion, 15.1hh
SIRE: WCh. King David {B}
DAM: Je Suis Prest {B} (x created)
I tend to hoard my homebreds, and Imprimis is no exception.  Parting with them is so difficult!  Especially when their record is as good as his is.  He was in the top three 10 of 12 starts last year, earning over $106k and a speed record.  His name means "in first place", and that's what he strives to do - he hasn't placed below 2nd since last June!  I only wish he liked running on the flat - I don't tend to spend a lot of time on my hurdlers.
Asking price: $20,000  SOLD TO RAINEE THOROUGHBREDS


Natomas - 2014 black colt, 15.3hh
SIRE: GCh. Harvard Bound {B}
DAM: Whirling Diamond {S} (x Whirlaway)
This colt only has 3 lifetime starts, but finished 1st and 3rd in two of them.  He's got a lot of potential under the right guidance.  I'm only letting him go to make room for the homebreds, and so he's been sitting on the bench more.  He deserves better than that.
Asking price: $8,000 SOLD TO MAYFAIR


Cape Cod Rose - 2008 chestnut broodmare, 15.2hh
SIRE: created
DAM: created
Multi-winner.  On the board over 50% of all non-stakes starts, and nearly 50% still if you include them.  Comes in foal to Long Live the King.  Just dropped her fourth foal, a colt, which we have retained.
Asking price: $6,000  SOLD TO FOX RUN


More may be added in time...

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Foaling Barn / Ivy Creek's 2017 Foal Crop
« on: January 04, 2013, 03:23:18 AM »
It's so crazy to be back at that point of time again - it feels like it wasn't that long ago that our last foal of 2016 was born!  And yet, that 2016 crop has grown and changed, and now that our weanlings are arriving at the farm, it's remarkable to see just how much they must have grown, for the new arrivals are all so tiny by comparison...

Thankfully, despite a December 31st due date, all of my mares decided to wait until January to foal.  That was the closest call we've ever had!


Arriving right on schedule, January 1st, we have:


QUIET RULER - 8.3hh liver chestnut colt
Sire: NCh. Sneak Peek {B} (What's It Worth {P} x Doubletake {G})
Dam: Must Be Royal (GCh. Must Be Magic {S} x Ch. Jungle Queen {S})
This handsome colt is the second foal from his dam, behind her yearling Bellagio filly.  Mom was only a winner on the track, though she is 1/2 to MSWs GCh. Lonesome King, Ch. Lonely at the Top, Ch. Treasured Secret, and Ch. Lion King.  I'm hoping that her dam's (Jungle Queen's) producing powers have somehow passed on to her.  Sneak Peek has a handful of MSW foals himself, and is royally bred.  I haven't gotten to race any Sneak Peek get, so I'm looking forward to trying my hand at that.
MUST BE ROYAL is coming back to the farm to see our own stallion, Witness.


In related news, two of our race mares have been retired, and both also are visiting Witness - stakes winner Ch. Twirlaway (x Whirlaway) and the lightly raced multi-winner, I'm Feelin' Lucky (created).
Also, formerly leased out Renegade Song (x Cigar) has returned to us, and is now visiting Frankel.


1 colt | 0 fillies | 39 still due
All healthy so far!

38
How'd You Do? / 12/18
« on: December 19, 2012, 06:00:36 PM »
Sent a small team out, but they all did really well today:

Ch. Allinvain (3yo homebred, Worth My While) won his OA, which is a nice little pick-me-up for him after his last attempt.

Lovespell (3yo homebred, Magic Cross) won her OA also - her fourth win in a row.  I think she's telling me she's ready to try a stakes race.

Ch. Exit Poll (3yo, Irish River) won his OA over hurdles, winning by 5 lengths.  I wanted another stakes race for him, but couldn't find one.

Mango Frappe (4yo, Sunday Silence) was our "worst" finish of the day in 2nd.  She hasn't been out of the top 2 in her last 6 starts.  She's another who is being considered for the brood band, but I'm not convinced she's ready to stop running just yet...

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Stallion Advertising / Standing At Stud - ICh. Witness - Ivy Creek Farm
« on: November 29, 2012, 05:23:43 PM »
Ivy Creek Farm is proud to announce that we are taking reservations for our new stallion, Witness!  I hope you will consider him for your mares.   :)



ICh. Witness
2006 bay stallion standing 15.0hh
Class Act (G) x Time For Truth (S) - False Promises (S)
Will be Breeder's Cup nominated
2009 3 YEAR OLD COLT OF THE YEAR
FEE: $5,000 LFG

Witness's fee has been reduced to hopefully gain some more attention.  His 3 crops of racing age are very small (average of only 10 foals), so I'm hoping to change that for him.

ON THE TRACK
ICH. WITNESS is a multiple stakes winning, multiple stakes placed multi-millionaire.  He was voted the Eclipse 3 Year Old Colt for 2009 thanks to his many wins.  His lifetime wins include the Cadbury Guineas (Gr.1), Cox Plate (Gr.1), Eclipse Stakes (Gr.1), Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (Gr.1), Seabiscuit Breeders' Stakes (Gr.2), Santa Catalina Stakes (Gr.2), Shannon Stakes (Gr.2), Surrey Stakes (Gr.2, hurdles), among others.  He also holds 3 speed records for his efforts, ranging from 5f to 7.5f over turf.  Although he appeared to specialize in turf sprints based on speed records alone, he actually performed equally well over both surfaces and nearly every distance.  He even won two stakes races over hurdles at the end of his career!  He was truly a jack of all trades.  He ran strongly at 2, had his best year at 3, and then began to fade at 4.  He had wins over a variety of distances, from sprints up to 11.5f on turf, and up to 18f over hurdles.  He ran against (and beat each more than once) many now-famous stallions, so the talent is definitely there.  These rivals include: Candidate, Foolhardy, What's Your Point, and Ring of Fire.


PEDIGREE
ICH. WITNESS is the only son of CLASS ACT (G) left standing at stud now that I'm A Classic (sire of this year's Derby & Preakness winner, Von Lichtenstein) has retired.  In fact, he is the only stallion standing that carries the Class Act line until the time that Von Lichtenstein retires (he is slated to run in 2017).  This line, particularly through I'm A Classic, has proven to be very successful on the track.  Through the damline, WITNESS also adds another rare line, FALSE PROMISES (S).  He is the only stallion standing from that line as well.  The FALSE PROMISES line has yielded a high percentage of stakes quality foals.


IN THE SHED
ICH. WITNESS has had only 3 small crops to race.  In those 3 crops, he has as many foals as most stallions produce in their first crop.  Even so, he has a number of stakes level runners, including Ch. Arctic Sister (2YO MSW filly, Gr.1), Ch. Saw A Ghost (4YO SW filly, Gr.2), Ch. Saving Grace (3YO SW filly, Gr.3), Ch. Firsthand Account (3YO SP filly, Gr.1), Ch. Big Brother (4YO SP gelding, Gr.1), and Sea No Evil (4YO SP stallion, ung.). Below is a summary of each crop:

2012 (4YO) - Most of these prefer longer distance turf routes, and they appear to peak around the desired 3 years old (some do well at 2 and 3, some at 3 and 4).  The only two non-winners have had only 7 lifetime starts and 1 lifetime start in 3 years, so they really haven't been given a fair chance.  Including those two, 82% of this crop is a winner or stakes level, and 55% hold a speed record over longer distances (10.5f to 15.5f, mainly over turf).
2013 (3YO) - 67% of runners are winners or stakes level.
2014 (2YO) - 88% are winners or stakes level


ICh. WITNESS would be best suited to produce foals that will peak at 3 years old.  They appear to prefer long distance turf, so consider sending your sprinter mares to him to balance that out.  He is not a tall fellow, so taller mares are preferred.  He will infuse the coveted CLASS ACT lines into your herd.  At only $5,000 and with a live foal guarantee, he's a good investment.


BOOKINGS:
FEB 1A - Must Be Royal - Ivy Creek Farm
FEB 1B - Heartbeam - Vaucluse
FEB 2A - Keria Toon - Ivy Creek Farm
FEB 2B - I'm Feelin' Lucky - Ivy Creek Farm
MAR 1A - Cosmopolitan - Ivy Creek Farm
MAR 1B - Twirlaway - Ivy Creek Farm
MAR 2A - Etta James - Ivy Creek Farm
MAR 2B - Tough Call - Marshall Creek
MAR 3A - Boston Bay - Integrity Racing
MAR 3B - Northern Moon - Generous Bloodstock
APR 1A - Oh So Sharp - Ivy Creek Farm
APR 1B - Running Blind - Ivy Creek Farm
APR 2A - Bravodora - Ivy Creek Farm
APR 2B - Mollycoddle - Generous Bloodstock
MAY 1A - Klondike Nights - Ivy Creek Farm
MAY 1B - Sovereign Song - Ivy Creek Farm
MAY 2A - No Telling - Semiahmoo Stables
MAY 2B - Gone North - Marshall Creek Ranch
JUN 1A - That's So Funny - Ivy Creek Farm
JUN 1B - Classic Irish - Ivy Creek Farm
JUN 2A - Great Love - Fox Run
JUN 2B - Lucky Fox - Ivy Creek Farm
JUL 1A - Grama's Prize - Ivy Creek Farm
JUL 1B - Olympic Gold - Ivy Creek Farm
JUL 2A - ? - Stillwater Farms
JUL 2B - Snips and Snails - Fox Run
AUG 1A - Meadowlight - Ivy Creek Farm
AUG 1B - Springwalker - Ivy Creek Farm
AUG 2A - Red Cat - Darkwood Stables
AUG 2B - Devil's Ruby - Clover Springs

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Questions / Breeder's Cup
« on: October 11, 2012, 04:54:20 PM »
I am curious...  I have never had such consistant runners AND money in the bank account to afford a Breeder's Cup entry, so I'm a bit fuzzy on how it all works.  I have several questions:

1) How long are late nominations open?

2) How many horses can each stable enter per race?

3) I saw that the late nominations shows what ranking the horse will have against qualified horses, which of course does not necessarily indicate the talent, but the races that the pony has been present for and done well.  I have a super-talented, undefeated 2YO filly...but she's only started 3 times so far.  Still, her SFs are consistantly high.  It says she will be #10 if nominated for the Juvenile Fillies Turf.  Is this rash?  I really think she's got the talent to carry her through the race, and 10 isn't a terrible ranking...

4) Is it better to submit your own homebreds if possible, versus a comparable horse you own that you did not breed, if you feel the talent is pretty much equal?

5) What about horses that would be ranked #14 - it's a bit of a close call, as it would only take one other late entry to bump her off the "definitely can enter" list.  What are the odds that I'd still be able to run her in the race?  Obviously, I don't want to post a late nomination fee, and then not be able to enter her, if at all possible.

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Questions / Horse "looking a bit lackluster lately" comments...
« on: August 06, 2012, 03:14:17 PM »
Recently, for two of my ponies, the jockey has been stating that the horse is "looking a bit lackluster lately" on a fairly regular basis.

The first was an older mare, so I took that to mean that she was beyond her prime and her talent was started to dwindle...
However, now it is occuring with a 3YO filly who never really fired at 2, so that wouldn't seem to be the reason.

I was curious: what types of things can trigger this comment?  Is it low NE (horse being burnt out)? Being outside of their physical prime?  Just trying to take this advice and act accordingly.   :)

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Annual Mixed Auction / How'd You Do 2016
« on: July 15, 2012, 01:55:50 PM »
I walked out of the auction house with 5 ponies, and a lot more money left in the bank than I anticipated - no complaints there!
I did manage to lose my #1 choice, but I knew I was taking a gamble - he sold for the full $100k, and I couldn't compete thanks to my other bids.


First and foremost, I'm excited to announce that Ivy Creek FINALLY has a stallion to stand. ICh. Witness, the only son of Class Act (G) left standing at stud (now that one of my favorite studs, I'm A Classic, has retired).  He's still fairly unproven - his oldest crop is 4 this year, and all but two are at least winners.  And of the two, one has had 4 sporadic lifetime starts, and the other only one start ever...that's hardly a fair assessment.  His get appear to mature early, in general - mostly at the ideal 3YO.  I'm excited to learn the ropes of managing a stallion, and hopefully help campaign him more successfully.  He only got 8 mares this year, but that's because I think his fee is too high at the moment.  I will certainly be looking to get more mare owners interested in this fabulous guy, so watch out in 2017!

We also picked up two race mares as future broodmares - they will continue their race careers through winter, and then we'll reassess them.

Foxy Ruby (Gallant Fox) is a stakes placed multi-winner from a gold-rated dam.  She placed in the G1 American Oaks, and holds 2 speed records currently.  She hasn't run since 2014, so we'll see how she can run once we get her fit.  If she's only gotten better, she may run through 2017.  Otherwise, I'd be honored to have that kind of talent (though mostly untapped) in my breeding shed.

Indywind (A.P. Indy) is a multi-winning mare who holds 2 speed records.  She hasn't run yet this year, but last year, she was on the board 14 of 15 starts (with the only "off the board" being a 4th place finish), and she has never attempted a stakes race.  I'm excited to see how she does on the track this year, though I still think her potential wasn't showcased and she may be over the hill - she'd still be a welcome addition to our breeding string.

We also added 2 weanlings whom we now need to name, both from proven racehorses on both sides of the pedigree:

An unnamed colt by The Fighting Fifty (who we were chasing when we hoped to secure that stallion) out of a MSW GCh. mare.

An unnamed filly by Clockstopper out of a MSW Ch. mare.

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Horses For Sale / Ivy Creek Mixed Auction
« on: May 29, 2012, 01:57:23 PM »
I have currently added 18 ponies for auction.  It begins June 9th.

There are still a few ponies I am considering adding, including a couple of broodmares who are due to foal out before the auction begins (but you know how those stubborn broods can be about foaling dates!)

No geldings have any reserves.

Most of the youngstock and 2YOs are only asking the sire's stud fee for the reserve price.

Broodmares are between $10-15k reserves, and all are in foal at this point.

I wouldn't consider any of these ponies to be "duds", but some will require more time to mature & more effort to figure out.  Most come from younger breeding lines.  I have been gradually thinning out the herd prior to this point, so these are ponies that have made the first few rounds of cuts and are more difficult to part with...  I am only trying to reduce the overall herd size in order to be more efficient, and to make room for new additions (mostly from our ever-growing breeding program).


BROODMARES:

DIXIE LOVE - 2006 dark bay mare, 15.0hh
Winner.  Has produced 4 foals to date.  Comes in foal to Cool Thief, due April 7th.

JE SUIS PREST - 2008 light chestnut mare, 15.0hh
Winner who ran well at 2, 3, and 4YO.  Has produced 4 foals.  Comes in foal to Dixie Time for 2017, due March 1st.

MORNING DEELITES - 2008 dark grey mare, 16.0hh
Winner.  Has produced 4 foals, and all are dark grey.  Comes in foal to Black Light II for 2017, due April 9th.

WAG THE DOG - 2006 strawberry roan mare, 15.0hh
Multi-winner.  Has produced 3 foals to date.  Still in foal for 2016 to Sleipnir, due July 1st, so will likely still be in foal through the end of the auction.


RACEHORSES:

O LORDY - 2011 blue roan gelding
Multi-winner.  Consistent gelding who still has a good chance of earning you money.

SECRET SURPRISE - 2011 dark bay gelding
Multi-winner.  Consistant gelding who likes finishing in the top two.  He has done this for 50% of his 2016 starts so far.

IRISH MULDOON - 2012 bay stallion
Fantastic pedigree - has a gold rated sire and a HOTY dam.  I have never been able to figure this fellow out.

A.P. STOLI - 2013 bay filly
I hate to part with this girl as she is the only filly I got from her dam, but I just can't motivate her to run.  Both granddams are gold rated, and she has an impressive dosage index.

AUNT PEARL - 2013 bay filly
3YO Rahy filly.  Only five lifetime starts.

SHOOTFORTHESTARS - 2013 brown filly
3YO filly from a champion dam.  She's tiny, so she's probably just immature, but since the sire is a mystery, there's no way to tell for sure.

BROOKE VALENTINE - 2014 liver chestnut filly
Two year old filly from created lines.  Has already broken her maiden and finished 4th in 3 starts.

CATALAN BAY - 2014 blue roan filly
Colorful 2YO homebred by Rock of Gibraltar - from his freshman crop.  Dam was a multi-winner.

OH ARTEMIS - 2014 black filly
2YO homebred filly by Moonover Boy out of a silver-rated dam.  1/2 to G1 stakes winner, Chicago's Demon.  Has not started yet as she appears immature.

PEEKUNDERCOVERS - 2014 dark grey filly
Lovely dark grey 2YO homebred who has started once, but appears a little immature yet.  She's only the second foal from her dam, so it's hard to say.

STAR OF LAKSHMI - 2014 light bay colt
Tall 2YO homebred Octagonal colt who appears mature & ready to run.  He's had two starts, both dirt, but hasn't tried turf yet.  He's 1/2 to SW Ch. Undercover Girl and SW Ch. Cover Story.


YEARLINGS:

DON'T GO AWAY - 2015 brown colt
Yearling Mr. Townsend colt out of a silver-rated dam.

RINGO STARR - 2015 black colt
Yearling homebred Ring Of Fire colt.

ROCKEFELLER - 2015 dark bay colt
Homebred yearling Rock of Gibraltar colt out of a multi-winner SC mare.


Hopefully you all see something you like!  Stay tuned for new additions!

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Foaling Barn / Ivy Creek's 2016 Foal Crop
« on: January 05, 2012, 03:18:15 AM »
It's that time of year again!  This year, we are expecting a whopping 37 foals - our biggest crop by a longshot.

This year, you may see several changes - we will most likely be parting with a few broodmares and leasing a few more out in order to make room for some new additions to the broodmare band.  Stay tuned for updates about that, and feel free to PM me if there are any particular broodmares you would be interested in leasing for the 2017 season.

This morning, the first of our babies arrived:

FOOLISH QUEEN - 2016 dark bay filly, 9.0hh
SIRE: NCh. Bellagio (Lonesome Glory {S} x Foolish Question {P})
DAM: Must Be Royal (GCh. Must Be Magic {S} x Ch. Jungle Queen {S})
We are super excited to see this cross produce a healthy baby, and a filly to boot.  Both of her granddams are gold-rated - Foolish Question (dam of Foolhardy) and Jungle Queen (dam of future stallion, GCh. Lonesome King).  She was bred specifically to mimic the cross that produced Lonesome King, as Bellagio shares the same sire, Lonesome Glory.  Hopefully this star power combines to make her a monster on the track AND in the breeding shed someday.
MUST BE ROYAL is visiting Sneak Peek, as her dam crossed well with Worth.



1 filly | 0 colts | 36 foals still due

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Horses For Sale / Ivy Creek Farm Dispersal Sale
« on: December 11, 2011, 05:27:35 AM »
Hey guys.
Life has gotten a bit crazy lately, and I've very much neglected my ponies due to a lack of internet time to devote to them.  I'm slowly sorting through my herd and compiling a new method of managing them that should HOPEFULLY make things easier to manage race-wise.  But the other half of the problem has been my accumulation of & reluctance to let go of my ponies.  And so, sadly, I am forcing myself to let a large chunk of them find new homes.  I haven't gotten to the stage of considering prices, but I figured I would start listing the ones I want to find new homes for...  They are all VERY lightly raced - with consistant training, they may just go on to do great things.

These are the ones I KNOW I need to part with.  I might also consider parting with some of the others, so if there's one in particular and you offer a fair price, I will heavily consider it.  But keep in mind that all ponies NOT listed are ones more dear to me for various reasons, so are a couple I really want to keep.  It never hurts to try, though!

Please post here or PM me if you are interested in any of the following horses:
(I will consider ANY and ALL offers)


4 YEAR OLDS

BRIDEZILLA, 2011 flea-bitten grey mare, created
Stakes winner. Entered to race Dec. 17, then will be eligible to retire to brood, or can continue running.  Has not run yet in 2015.
Asking: $15,000

HELLO GOODBYE, 2011 blue roan mare, created
Multi-winner. Tall and flashy mare. Eligible to retire to brood, or can continue to race. In 2015, from 4 non-stakes starts, she had 1 win and 2 places.  She's a very consistant money-earner.
Asking: $10,000

JOVIAL CHIC, 2011 grey mare, created
Winner. Tall, pretty mare. Recently switched to steeplechasing, and she appears to love it.  From 2 starts in 2015, she won one and placed in the other. She is also eligible to retire to brood if you prefer.
Asking: $10,000

O LORDY, 2011 blue roan gelding, created
Has just been gelded.  Hopefully this will help him out. He has finished in the money over 50% of the time in his career - he placed in his only 2015 start.  Could be a good money-maker under the right guidance.
Asking: $10,000

SOFTSPOKEN, 2011 light grey mare, created
I just can't figure this girl out. Maybe she just needs a change to steeplechasing, who knows.  She'll be a nice, cheap gamble/project for her future owner.  :)
Asking: $5,000

VA VA VOOM, 2011 brown mare, created
Another girl I just haven't figured out yet, but I also have only given her 3 chances on the track.  She needs someone willing to give her a real shot.
Asking: $5,000

WESTPOINT, 2011 dark bay stallion, Point Given {S} x Gone West Grades {B}
Winner. Finished in the money 5 of 7 total starts. 1/2 to SW Ch. Rule the School and SP Ch. Manifest Destiny.
Asking: $10,000

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