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General/Questions / Re: Breeders' Series 2022 Qualifiers
« on: December 01, 2018, 02:05:14 pm »
Results after the first round of races. Cricket Hill have a huge lead right now.

BREEDER1st 2nd3rd4thPts
Cricket Hill6643439
Starfish Stables2333198
Semiahmoo Stables2224174
Black Storm West2112129
Stillwater Farms2101112
Generous Bloodstock002127
Clicker Lab010021
Lochiedo Stables002020

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How'd You Do? / Re: 12/01
« on: December 01, 2018, 01:55:33 pm »
19(17)-1(1)-4(3)-2(2)-3(3) $478,000

Apart from NCh. Chunky's Dream in the Gr. 3 Fire de Flame Breeders' Stakes, nothing much to write home about. We had too many of our horses who decided that today was a day to "be polite" (i.e. they let everybody else go ahead of them). I have only listed those of our runners who finished in the first 2.

Wins:
NCh. Chunky's Dream (5yo, Magic Glory) in the Fire de Flame Breeders' Stakes (Gr. 3) - This follows on from her win in the Breeders' Cup Mile and is her 4th SW for the year (to use a Baseball term, you could almost say that she "hit for the cycle" as they have been at each Stakes level, i.e. 1 UngrW, 1 G3W, 1 G2W & 1 G1W).

Places:
Madam Rosmerta (2yo, Hogsmeade) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. What're My Chances (3yo, High Chances) in the Secretariat Breeders' Stakes (Gr. 3)
Ch. Power of Secrets (4yo, Mantle of Power) in the Valid Wager Breeders' Stakes (Gr. 3)
Ch. Old Norse (4yo, Sleipnir) in the QTC Cup (Gr. 2)

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General/Questions / Re: Breeders' Series 2022 Qualifiers
« on: November 29, 2018, 03:48:41 pm »
BREEDER1st 2nd3rd4thPts
Cricket Hill3423251
Black Storm West2111122
Semiahmoo Stables111394
Stillwater Farms200084
Starfish Stables011031
Generous Bloodstock002127
Clicker Lab010021
Lochiedo Stables001010

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How'd You Do? / Re: 11/28
« on: November 29, 2018, 03:46:51 pm »
18(16)-2(2)-2(1)-1-1(1) $2,390,000

Apart from the 2 Wins and 2 Places, there were no performances worth writing about. We were absolutely thrilled with Cheeky Magic's win in the Japan Cup. He was only thrown in because I hate to see a $1million+ race without a Starfish runner in it and he was the only Turf horse I could get to Japan in time for the race. The way my horses have been running the past few weeks, maybe I should do this more often!!!

Wins:
Ch. Stealth Mode (3yo, Major's Flight) in the Pardon Me Mister Breeders' Stakes (Gr. 3)
Ch. Cheeky Magic (4yo, Magic Glory) in the Japan Cup (Gr. 1)

Places:
Normal List (3yo, Crystal Rainbow) in a NW1 Allowance
GCh. Golden Tunes (5yo, Golden Text) in the Lymerick Breeders' Stakes (Gr. 3)

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General/Questions / Re: New stallions for 2023?
« on: November 27, 2018, 11:51:21 pm »
I could have sworn that I responded to a similar topic a month or so ago. Was I dreaming it?

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General/Questions / Re: Breeders' Series 2022 Qualifiers
« on: November 24, 2018, 03:21:46 pm »
BREEDER1st 2nd3rd4thPts
Black Storm West111180
Cricket Hill110170
Starfish Stables001010

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How'd You Do? / Re: 11/17
« on: November 17, 2018, 06:45:07 pm »
29(6)-6(1)-6(1)-2-4 $389,150

Today had just about everything. Some pleasant and a few unexpectedly good performances mixed in with a couple of disappointments.

Wins:
At The End (2yo, Lucky Streak) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Mountain's Glory (5yo, Magic Glory) in an Allowance
Ch. Don Kiki (6yo, Blue Ensign) in an Allowance
Ch. Spurs Ball (5yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in an Allowance
Worthless Care (4yo, Worth The Wait) in an Allowance
Ch. Lord Tottenham (5yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in the A.D. Hollindale Stakes (Gr. 2)

Places:
Indy Navy (2yo, In The Navy) in a NW3 Allowance
Rings of Quidditch (2yo, Hogwarts) in a NW3 Allowance
My Love for Spurs (2yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in a NW3 Allowance
Classy Victory (3yo, In The Navy) in an Allowance
Ch. Secret Self (6yo, Sun King) in an Allowance
Ch. Worthy Endeavor (3yo, Worthy Victor) in the SA Derby (Gr. 1)

Shows:
Prince's Streak (2yo, Lucky Streak) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Streaky Player (3yo, Lucky Streak) in an Allowance

Fourths:
Take the Navy (2yo, In The Navy) in a NW3 Allowance
Naval Secrets (2yo, In The Navy) in a NW3 Allowance
Yule Ball (2yo, Hogwarts) in an Allowance
Silky Chum (3yo, Magic Glory) in a NW2 Allowance

Fifths:
Navy at Dawn (2yo, In The Navy) in a NW3 Allowance
Beautifully Blue (2yo, Blue Smoke) in a NW3 Allowance
Goddess of Power (3yo, Mantle of Power) in a NW3 Allowance
Clicker Lab lease Bohemian Rhapsody (2yo, Al Mundhir) in the Huntington Stakes (Ungr.)

Also Rans:
Mountain Music (2yo, In The Navy) 7th in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Bill Nicholson (6yo, Tottenham Hotspur) 6th in an Allowance
Frankly Straight (2yo, Frankel) 6th in an Allowance
Debenham (4yo, Tottenham Hotspur) 6th in an Allowance
Clicker Lab lease Mymble (2yo, Away The Lads) 10th in the Valley Stream Stakes (Gr. 3)
Ch. Aurora Borealis (5yo, What's Debatable) 8th in the A.D. Hollindale Stakes (Gr. 2)
Ch. Classic Rock (4yo, Witness) 7th in the A.D. Hollindale Stakes (Gr. 2)

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How'd You Do? / Re: 11/14
« on: November 14, 2018, 06:53:52 pm »
15(4)-4-0-2-3(2) $110,450

Best day for our 2YO's this year. 4 Wins, 2 3rds and 2 4ths. Only 2 non-2YO's runners today.

Wins:
Dream of Luck (2yo, Lucky Streak) in a NW1 Allowance
Fool's Tower (2yo, Foolhardy) in a NW3 Allowance
Fantastic Romance (2yo, Gunningdownromance) in a NW3 Allowance
Valentine's Topaz (2yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in a NW2 Allowance

Shows:
Charlotte's Worth (2yo, Worthy Victor) in a NW3 Allowance
Beach Baby (2yo, Away The Lads) in a NW3 Allowance

Fourths:
Bella's Confession (2yo, Bellagio) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Satler (4yo, Silver Wizard) in the Stuyvesant Stakes (Gr. 3)
Coinage (2yo, Edinburgh) in the Champagne Classic (Gr. 3)

Fifths:
Supersonic Flight (2yo, Superdocious) in a NW2 Allowance
Last Kitty (2yo, Last For More) in a NW3 Allowance
Dixie Valentine (2yo, Worth The Wait) in a NW2 Allowance
Lucky Whirl (4yo, Lucky Streak) in the Stuyvesant Stakes (Gr. 3)

Also Rans:
Victor's Beach (2yo, Worthy Victor) 7th in a NW2 Allowance
Lightning Bolt (2yo, Usain Bolt) 7th in the Champagne Classic (Gr. 3)

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General/Questions / Re: New famous stallions in 2023?
« on: November 04, 2018, 11:29:59 am »
That’s great, Hilda. Thanks.

I’ve never quite understood what is meant by “inbred 3x5” or “5x5”? Does that mean that one of the horse’s great-grandfathers (that would be the “3”) is the same as one of his great-great-great-grandfathers (that would be the “5”)?

Also, when you say that Justify is “3x5x5 inbred to Mr. Prospector”, does that mean that one of his great-grandfather (the 3) is the same as two of his great-great-great-grandfathers (the 5’s)?

Just curious.

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Famous Races/Horses / Re: Breeders' Cup Festival (Nov. 2-3)
« on: November 01, 2018, 02:07:21 am »
To expand on Hilda's FF BC Results summary:-

  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile - Ch. Fuzzy Square (Starfish Stables) - Sired by FFCh. Foolhardy - BC Ranking 3 (Top Ranked horse 2nd)
  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies - Ch. Wild Fool (Darkwood Stables) - Sired by FFCh. Foolhardy - BC Ranking 1
  • Breeders' Cup Sprint - Ch. Aether (Black Storm West) - Sired by NCh. Eighteen Karat - BC Ranking 16 (Top Ranked horse 6th)
  • Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint - Ch. Frankstown Spring (Littlefield) - Sired by Frankel - BC Ranking 9 (Top Ranked horse 3rd)
  • Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint - Ch. Undeniable (Semiahmoo Stables) - Sired by NCh. Mr. Prospective - BC Ranking 15 (Top Ranked horse 4th)
  • Breeders' Cup Mile - NCh. Chunky's Dream (Starfish Stables) - Sired by ICh. Magic Glory - BC Ranking 16 (Top Ranked horse 2nd)
  • Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile - GCh. Dark Debate (Littlefield) - Sired by NCh. Dark Demand - BC Ranking 8 (Top Ranked horse did not run - Top Ranked runner 5th)
  • Breeders' Cup Classic - Ch. Bele (Starfish Stables) - Sired by ICh. Highland Magic - BC Ranking 1
  • Breeders' Cup Turf - Ch. Flames of Passion (Littlefield) - Sired by ICh. Ring of Fire - BC Ranking 2 (Top Ranked horse 8th)
  • Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf - Ch. Marchioness (Black Storm West) - Sired by WCh. I'm Your Angel - BC Ranking 16 (Top Ranked horse 4th)
  • Breeders' Cup Distaff - Ch. Fractal (Sakura Springs) - Sired by NCh. Changeling - BC Ranking 12 (Top Ranked horse 8th)
  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf - GCh. Palermo (Cricket Hill) - Sired by FFCh. Foolhardy - BC Ranking 1
  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Fillies - Ch. Frau Holle (Cricket Hill) - Sired by ICh. Unabridged - BC Ranking 1
  • Breeders' Cup SC Sprint (FF) - GCh. Star Shine (Littlefield) - Sired by ICh. Gilded Saint - BC Ranking 1
  • Breeders' Cup SC Classic (FF) - Ch. HollywoodTreatment (Littlefield) - Sired by NCh. Bellagio - BC Ranking 2 (Top Ranked horse 3rd)
  • Breeders' Cup SC Endurance (FF) - Georgia Stagehand (Semiahmoo Stables) - Sired by GCh. Stagehand - BC Ranking 13
  • Breeders' Cup SC Distaff (FF) - Ch. Unequalled Flight (Littlefield) - Sired by GCh. Major's Flight - BC Ranking 1
  • Breeders' Cup SC Distaff Endurance (FF) - GCh. Night To Remember (Coleman Branch) - Sired by GCh. Major's Flight - BC Ranking 2 (Top Ranked horse did not run - Winner was the Top Ranked runner)

Owners by number of wins:
Littlefield - 6 wins
Starfish Stables - 3 wins
Black Storm West - 2 wins
Semiahmoo Stables - 2 wins
Cricket Hill - 2 wins
Darkwood Stables, Sakura Springs, Coleman Branch - 1 win

Sires with more than 1 winner:
FFCh. Foolhardy - 3 winners (his progeny won 3 of the 4 2YO races - It is sad that next years 2YO's will be his last crop)
GCh. Major's Flight - 2 winners

Out of the 18 BC Races today, only 6 were won by the top Ranked horse in the race and 1 other was won by the top Ranked runner in the race whic shows that it doesn't always pay to have the top Ranked horse in these races.

Congratulations to all the winners and especially to Cat on Palermo's Stud-Qualification.
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How'd You Do? / Re: 10/31
« on: November 01, 2018, 01:17:10 am »
32(32)-3(3)-2(2)-2(2)-3(3) $7,590,000

All Stakes runners, mostly in BC races. 3 wins, including in the Classic. Congratulations to Cat of Cricket Hill on GCh. Palermo continuing his wonderful season by winning the Juvenile Turf and becoming Stud-Qualified at 2YO.

Wins:
NCh. Chunky's Dream (5yo, Magic Glory) in the Breeders' Cup Mile (Gr. 1)
Ch. Fuzzy Square (2yo, Foolhardy) in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (Gr. 1) - Maintains his 100% record with his 4th win in 4 races. He has a long way to go to catch up to Palermo (both are sired by FFCh. Foolhardy).
Ch. Bele (3yo, Highland Magic) in the Breeders' Cup Classic (Gr. 1)

Places:
GCh. Fool To Be Smokin' (4yo, Foolhardy) in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (Gr. 1)
Ch. What're My Chances (3yo, High Chances) in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (Gr. 1)

Shows:
GCh. Secrets Squared (5yo, Secretsarebound) in the Breeders' Cup Classic (Gr. 1)
GCh. Nicci's Flight (5yo, Major's Flight) in the Breeders' Cup SC Distaff Endurance (Gr. 1)

Nothing else worth writing about

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How'd You Do? / Re: 10/27
« on: October 27, 2018, 04:51:32 pm »
Apart from Ch. Casa de Victor's win in an Allowance, none of our other runners did anything worth writing about.

Hopefully this isn't an omen for the BC on Wednesday.

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How'd You Do? / Re: 10/24
« on: October 24, 2018, 01:10:59 pm »
17(9)-4(2)-2(2)-2(1)-2(2) $303,750

Another good day, dominated by our Stakes runners. 7 of our 9 Stakes runners finished in the first 4, including finishing 1-2 in the G3 Victoria Handicap. Conversely, only 3 of our 8 non-Stakes runners finished in the first 4. It is nice to see some of our 2YO's doing well.

Wins:
Klaus Mitffoch (2yo, Black Cherry) in a claiming race - claimed by Sakura Springs

Congratulations to Sakura Springs on claiming Klaus Mitffoch. We had thought about putting in a claim for him but decided against it as we already have 112 2YO's and still have a bunch of 2YO's that haven't raced yet. Besides, we couldn't figure out how to pronounce his name!!!

Wins:
Ch. Glorious Endeavor (4yo, Magic Glory) in an Allowance
Lucky Whirl (4yo, Lucky Streak) in an Allowance
Spock's Victory (2yo, Spock) in the Pilgrim Stakes (Ungr.)
Ch. Coco Major (4yo, Major's Flight) in the Victoria Handicap (Gr. 3) - Nice to see him winning again after finishing 4th in 6 of his previous 7 races.

Places:
Jesus of Nazareth (2yo, First Born Son) in the Fernhill Handicap (Gr. 3)
Ch. Caldik Prime (4yo, Spock) in the Victoria Handicap (Gr. 3)

Shows:
Ch. Satler (4yo, Silver Wizard) in an Allowance
Ch. Weapon (3yo, Lucky Streak) in the Empire Classic (Ungr.)

Fourths:
GCh. Spirit in the Sky (5yo, Lasting Spirit) in the Empire Classic (Ungr.)
English St. Leger (2yo, Last For More) in the Fernhill Handicap (Gr. 3)

Fifths:
Silky Chum (3yo, Magic Glory) in a NW2 Allowance
Ch. Bonnie's Flight (3yo, Major's Flight) in the First Flight Stakes (Gr. 2)

Also Rans:
Elfin Beam (2yo, Spock) 9th in a NW2 Allowance
Victory Lane (2yo, Worthy Victor) 7th in a NW2 Allowance
Goddess of Power (3yo, Mantle of Power) 7th in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Mae West (5yo, Mantle of Power) 7th in an Allowance
ICh. Foolin' No One (6yo, Foolhardy) 10th in the First Flight Stakes (Gr. 2)

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How'd You Do? / Re: 10/20
« on: October 20, 2018, 09:46:40 pm »
15(7)-4(1)-2-1(1)-2(2) $1,088,050

A good day overall. Highlight of the day was Ch. Born Risky winning the G1 Canadian International at Woodbine.

Wins:
Ch. Last Raven (3yo, Painted Raven) in an Allowance
Ch. Ghostly Gift (3yo, Ghostzapper) in an Allowance
Ch. Dream of Wembley (4yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in an Allowance
Ch. Born Risky (3yo, First Born Son) in the Canadian International (Gr. 1)

Places:
Ch. Jump Jive 'N' Wail (4yo, Stressed) in an Allowance
Debenham (4yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in an Allowance

Shows:
Ch. Classic Rock (4yo, Witness) in the October Cup (Gr. 3)

Fourths:
Ch. Aurora Borealis (5yo, What's Debatable) in the October Stakes (Gr. 3)
Ch. Worthy Endeavor (3yo, Worthy Victor) in the WATC Derby (Gr. 1)

Fifths:
Rebel Spurs (3yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in an Allowance
Ch. Witty Cream (4yo, Ace of Hearts) in the Canadian International (Gr. 1)

Also Rans:
Hogwarts Office (2yo, Hogwarts) 7th in a NW2 Allowance
Navy Flares (2yo, In The Navy) 13th in a NW2 Allowance
Ch. Bill Nicholson (6yo, Tottenham Hotspur) 7th in the October Stakes (Gr. 3)
Ch. Mountain's Glory (5yo, Magic Glory) 10th in the October Cup (Gr. 3)

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How'd You Do? / Re: 10/17
« on: October 17, 2018, 05:27:08 pm »
Pretty much an "All-or-Nothing" day. 5 wins (including 3 SW's) but nothing else worth writing about (we did have 5 runners finish 8th in their respective races!!!)

20(12)-5(3)-0-2(2)-2(2) $584,000

Wins:
Away Team Honors (2yo, Away The Lads) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Magical Scent (4yo, Foolhardy) in an Allowance
Ch. Night Of Magic (4yo, Nightfight) in the Iroquois Stakes (Ungr.)
GCh. El Dorado (5yo, Eighteen Karat) in the Hudson Stakes (Ungr.) - His 5th SW and, as he already has a G1W, he only needs 2 SW of any grade to qualify for Stud.
Ch. Open Swing (5yo, Witness) in the Meadow Brook Stakes (Gr. 1)

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