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1006
Anything Goes / Re: Happy Birthday, Alyssa!
« on: April 05, 2007, 04:20:45 PM »
Thanks for all the well wishes.   :)
Another year older & wiser...in theory.

1007
Anything Goes / Re: Happy Birthday, Alyssa!
« on: April 02, 2007, 02:05:54 PM »
HOLY COW.
I didn't realize FF gave out birthday presents.   :o
I saw my stable budget today and figured it was a glitch, so I went to investigate so I could report it.
Thanks, Shanthi!  It was definitely a nice surprise!

1008
Anything Goes / Re: Happy Birthday, Alyssa!
« on: April 02, 2007, 02:01:07 PM »
Thanks, guys.   :)
I had a wonderful birthday.
My friends threw me a BBQ, then we all went out to celebrate Sat night.  Then I did the family thing at home yesterday...so I got the best of both worlds.   :D

1009
Weekly Picks/Handicapping / Re: March Handicapping
« on: March 31, 2007, 06:09:58 PM »
Alyssa
Ivy Creek Farm


Days Handicapped: 1
Win: 3 x $250 = $750
Place: 4 x $100 = $400
Show: 2 x $50 = $100
Quinella: 2 x $500 = $1,000
Trifecta: 0 x $1000 = $0
Total: $2,250

1010
General/Questions / Re: Famous Stud Reshuffling?
« on: March 29, 2007, 08:27:42 PM »
I voted for currently standing-at stud stallions, but was going to say that I honestly wouldn't mind either way since they ARE separate from RL horses in that the best aren't necessarily the best.  I'm all for realism, plus I think it would help members who aren't up-to-date on today's top stallions get motivated to learn a bit more about the racing world.  Names like Secretariat & Man O' War are already well known enough & likely to show up in generated pedigrees anyway - adding some new RL studs would add some variance, I think.

But now that you've mentioned that the "old" RL stallions would stay indefinitely & are listed as being 90 years old or whatever (I hadn't realized that, being new to the game & without any breeding stock so far), then I'm even more in support of switching to stallions who are currently standing at stud in RL.

1011
Anything Goes / Re: Good Morning
« on: March 28, 2007, 04:40:41 PM »
I know - spring has just broken out here at home with some LOVELY sunshine-filled weather.  Isn't it nice??
That means it's a good day to wash & wax the car - it's been due for a good cleaning all winter!

Hopefully you'll be accepted soon - that "estimated join date" is awfully intimidating.
At least, though, you've got plenty of time to get used to how the game works.  Makes it easier to be successful once you DO get started.   :)

1012
Anything Goes / Re: Vegas!
« on: March 27, 2007, 02:14:11 PM »
Ooh, congrats.  Have fun!
Never been to Vegas myself.  I'm envious.   :)

1013
General/Questions / Re: funny jockey comment
« on: March 08, 2007, 01:49:48 PM »
Also, there is no way to gauge Natural Energy like you can gauge Energy/Fitness - you're supposed to just watch for a dramatic performance drop or the comment about the jockey, because it will be more subtle...in case you were wondering.   :)

Relaxing at the farm is the only way to remedy it, I believe.

1014
Weekly Picks/Handicapping / Re: 3/7
« on: March 08, 2007, 12:38:06 AM »
I know - I realized that after I'd gone to bed.
For some reason I was thinking that picks were due Wednesday and Friday nights by midnight EST, and I was thinking I was way early.   ::)  I went ahead & left them up, though, so I could check to see how I did as I used a different method this time around (worked on them throughout the day, so I actually spent a lot more time than usual...which is all the more frustrating, because I could easily have been done with them by early afternoon had I really buckled down & not been mistaken on the due dates...I kept running off to do other random, unimportant things instead).

Thanks for paying attention, though, in the event that I hadn't noticed it.   :)

1015
Weekly Picks/Handicapping / Re: 3/7
« on: March 07, 2007, 04:24:01 AM »
Race 1
Classical Dancer
Proud Halo
Raise The Warcry

Race 2
Secret Prospect
High Fidelity
Vanguard

Race 3
Highland Gamble
Truly Dynamic
Affirmed Royalty

Race 4
Rule The School
Unbridled Passion
Sunday Saint

Race 5
Remarkable
Note For A Lady
Not Trippin'

Race 6
Naskra's Dream
Boulder City
Sweet Irish

Race 7
Faith and Luck
Bombay Betty
Peekaboo Tommy

Race 8
Little Zip
Labelled Caustic

Uptown Girl

Race 9
Bon Voyage
Loveontherocks
Royal Letter

Race 10
Ascorbicus
Last Rites
Director

Race 11
Footnote
Irish Folk
Color Me Gone

Race 12
Limited Memory
Bright Gem
Here Kitty Kitty

Race 13
Homecoming
Midnight Thunder
Acaldymond

Race 14
All An Act
Out Of Africa
Hugo

Race 15
Cool Trick
Shattered Dreams
Alydar's Frolic

Race 16
Windhaven
Silver Victor
Colorful Decision

Race 17
Mr. Desire
Full Cry
Justifiable Cause

Race 18
Cheatin' Heart
Go Button
Opening Gala

Race 19
Trophy
Trickster
Pioneer

Race 20
Strike Straight
Zephyr
Miracle Giver

Race 21
Got The Blues
Crowning Glory
Hasty Texan

Race 22
Eleventh Hour
Monash Hill
Medievel Time

Race 23
Take Point
Touchstone
Accepted Place

Race 24
Jazzyflatfoot
Ozemandius
A Separate Peace

Race 25
Make Me A Queen
Trippi Dream
Dead Man's Chest

Race 26
Miss Grace
Ebony Lass
Queen of Naboo

Race 27
Paint The Town Red
My Place
Gettothepoint

Race 28
Wekiva Storm
Spinthroughtheair
Siren's Song

Race 29
Buildabettertown
Turn of Fashion
Trail of Song

Race 30
Swingline
Evil Eye
Meadow Trick

Race 31
Gilded Scissors
On To Justice
Bright Time

Race 32
Salty Oak
Lake Buoy
Blush True

Race 33
DayDropIn
Flash Of Lightning

Be Charmed

Race 34
Call To War
Quiet Edict
Kill the King

Race 35
Sonata
She's Angelic
Wag The Dog

Race 36
Spectacular View
Sonic Sterling
Wild Strike

Race 37
Dare To Dream
Monterey Bay
Hit The Wire

Race 38
Moonlight Sonata
Silver Tree
Samhain

Race 39
Gilded Kisses
Afficianado
Park Place

Race 40
Tough Track
Straight Run
Sign Your Name

Race 41
Silence Is Golden
Danzidancer
Care To Pass

Race 42
Simply Spectacular
Art Of Magic
No Goody Clone

Race 43
Rhiannon
Arda
Kentucky Gamble

Race 44
Sunset Ante
Winning Strike
Lady In Black

Race 45
Can't Catch Me
Highland Outlaw
Stressed

Race 46
Indy Drifter
Danzigitty
Air Cadet

Race 47
Highland Storm
Hollywood Trademark
Noteasybeingreen

Race 48
Favored
Jack O'Lantern
Wherethere'ssmoke

Race 49
Aerolite
Shy Shy
Touch Of Magic

Race 50
Harvard Girl
Water Nymph
Mignonne

1016
General/Questions / Re: Automation!
« on: March 07, 2007, 02:35:13 AM »
Thank you so much for the new coding!  The alerts on voting status are helpful, and I saw that you added the track location to the race name after all.  It makes voting decisions SO much easier, so thank you!

1017
Annual 2yo Auction / Re: How'd You Do?
« on: March 05, 2007, 09:49:15 PM »
New to the game, I was all set to force myself to not be picky and get the 3 cheapest horses I could...  Boy, was I surprised to end up with 2 fillies  :o and the colt I had my heart set on, each for $1,000...

Kiasport - Red chestnut filly.  Love her name, although it makes me think of the car brand...  Should she run well & wind up as a broodmare, oh, what fun I shall have naming her offspring using tidbits of her name...

Santiago Roja - Red chestnut filly.  Went based on her name (it sounds so exotic) & that she was a filly with no bids yet, not quite caring what color/etc.  I was surprised to see I'd wound up with another red chestnut, so we have "twin" 2YO fillies now.   :P

Swingshift - Strawberry roan colt.  I think his name has the most wonderful ring to it (rolls right off the tongue).  Getting a roan boy was just a bonus!

They're my first purchases in the game.  I can't wait to see how they fare.   :)  It was so hard to choose which horses to bid on, as there were so many quality horses there!  I'm just sure there are a couple I'll be kicking myself later for passing up on...but I'm hoping these 3 combined will earn more than enough to make up for it!

1018
General/Questions / Re: Automation!
« on: March 03, 2007, 09:05:06 PM »
Shanthi, I had a curious question.
Is there any way that you could list the track location along with the race name for the suggested races/voting column?  It's certainly not a big deal, but it sure would make team race decisions a lot easier, I think.  Location does play a factor, afterall, with shipping costs & energy levels to consider.  Or am I a dummy and am already missing an easier way to view this info (besides looking up each suggested race individually)...?

Just curious.   :)

1019
Weekly Picks/Handicapping / Re: 3/3
« on: March 03, 2007, 03:58:51 AM »
Race 1
Fantasy Cash
Slew Ambition
Secret Hope

Race 2
Prodigal Son
Rubamatic - $100
Wahoo Jack

Race 3
Given Time
Mister Devious
Success Express

Race 4
Scrooge
Picture This
Western Comet

Race 5
Window Shopping
One Last Sunset
Scarlet Lady - $50

Race 6
Secretariat's Gold
Weedy
Uptown Parade

Race 7
Say What?
Dark Dance
Minardi Gold

Race 8
Smoking Jacket - $500, quinella
The Sphinx

Devil's Lesson

Race 9
Highwayman
Celtic Lioness
Scarlet Letter

Race 10
Paranormal
Native Miracle
Labeled Caustic

Race 11
Tiz A Lady Now - $500, quinella
Jazz Sonnet

Bombay Day

Race 12
Maro's Lady
Greely's Flame
Cozy Danielle

Race 13
Destiny's Light
SinisterPass - $100
Mr. Gurley Brown

Race 14
Smoke Dance
Majestic Time
Honey Deelite

Race 15
Swan Game
Out On Stage
Hellfire

Race 16
Dominion Road
Humble Trick - $100
Scandalous

Race 17
Adiazig
Desert Sea
Lady of the Night

Race 18
Corruption
Bold Success
Silentasthegrave

Race 19
Marion's Image - $250
Klassy Man
Unchained Melody

Race 20
Chart Topper
King's Book
Justlikeheaven

Race 21
Western Echo - $250
Polly Anna
Tizberry True

Race 22
Easy Trick
Rosie Riveter - $100
Les Miserables - $50

Race 23
Silver 'n' Shine
Luck O'The Scots
Talleyrand

Race 24
Secret Belle
Secret Agent
Easterner

Race 25
Queen of Humor
War Wizard
A.P. Astro

Race 26
More Than Roses
Home Event
Precious Metal

Race 27
Singapore Legend - $250
Olympic Gold
Whirlwind

Race 28
River Runner
Silver Prospect
Bad Matt

Race 29
V is for Victory
Grace and Style
Admirable Manner

Race 30
Unbridled Passion
Forever Halo
Mississtrippi


Drat...ran out of time.   :)





Today
Win: 3 x $250 = $750
Place: 4 x $100 = $400
Show: 2 x $50 = $100
Quinella: 2 x $500 = $1,000
Trifecta: 0 x $1000 = $0
Total: $2,250

This Month
Days Handicapped: 1
Win: 3 x $250 = $750
Place: 4 x $100 = $400
Show: 2 x $50 = $100
Quinella: 2 x $500 = $1,000
Trifecta: 0 x $1000 = $0
Total: $2,250

This Year
Days Handicapped: 2
Win: 14 x $250 = $3,500
Place: 10 x $100 = $1,000
Show: 11 x $50 = $550
Quinella: 3 x $500 = $1,500
Trifecta: 0 x $1000 = $0
Total: $6,550

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / Re: February Handicapping
« on: March 01, 2007, 01:59:59 PM »
Alyssa
Ivy Creek Farm


This Year
Days Handicapped: 1
Win: 11 x $250 = $2,750
Place: 6 x $100 = $600
Show: 9 x $50 = $450
Quinella: 1 x $500 = $500
Trifecta: 0 x $1000 = $0
Total: $4,300

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