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Annual Select Auction / Re: 2022 Annual Select Auction - How'd You Do?
« on: September 04, 2018, 02:16:42 am »
Got 4 of our top 5 selections, but lost the 5th one to Windward Farm.

Top pick was FFCh. I'm No Fool, 11yo Stallion by FFCh. Foolhardy (P) out of Highland Gold (G). He will hopefully fill the shoes left by his illustrious Sire, who died last year. He himself is Silver-Rated. Got him for $2,250,500 which was quite a bit less than I thought he'd go for.

Next pick was Ch. I Can Only Imagine (G), 9yo Broodmare by GCh. Worth My While (G) out of Beyond Imagination (S). Her sire is a Chef-de-Race and is the Sire of one of our resident Stallions NCh. Worthy Victor. Her Dam is a Reine-de-Course and is the Dam of one of our Platinum-Rated broodmares, Ch. Minaret. I was originally drawn to this pick because of her name, having just seen the movie by that name this summer (a great movie and a bit of a tear-jerker, although they are happy tears). She cost $200,000. She will probably go to FFCh. I'm No Fool next year.

Our third pick was Life Imitates Art, a 5yo by FFCh. I'm No Fool (S) out of WCh. Easy Decision (G). Consistent horse, although he hasn't raced since 2020 (this inactivity was not through injury). He cost $34,000.

Our fourth pick was an Unnamed yearling by WCh. Sponsored out of Key To Glory (S). She has since been named Key Sponsor. She cost $875,500.

We currently have one more active bid in and have a couple of "wait-until-Shanthi-increases-the-limits" prospects.

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How'd You Do? / Re: 9/1
« on: September 01, 2018, 05:07:45 pm »
15(2)-5-2-2(1)-1 $212,800

Focused mainly on non-Stakes today. Some pleasant surprises. 33% winners and 66% OTB.

Wins:
Ch. Runaway (4yo, High Chances) in an Allowance
Prospective Flight (3yo, Major's Flight) in an Allowance
GCh. Cenarius (4yo, Foolhardy) in an Allowance
Bird in a Cloud (3yo, Joyeux Oiseau) in a NW2 Allowance
Ch. Whodunit (6yo, Highland Magic) in an Allowance

Places:
Ch. Appleton Gold (5yo, Golden Text) in an Allowance
Tunes of Glory (3yo, Magic Glory) in a NW2 Allowance

Shows:
Hollywood Fire (6yo, TakeMeToHollywood) in an Allowance
Ch. Caldik Prime (4yo, Spock) in the Australia Stakes (Gr. 1)

Fourths:
Silky Chum (3yo, Magic Glory) in a NW2 Allowance

Also Rans:
Dione (2yo, Spock) 7th in a NW1 Allowance
Bickley (2yo, Black Cherry) 8th in a NW3 Allowance
Ember Hue (3yo, Magic Glory) 7th in an Allowance
Ch. Somekindawonderful (5yo, Nightfight) 8th in an Allowance
Ch. Coco Major (4yo, Major's Flight) 8th in the Australia Stakes (Gr. 1)

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How'd You Do? / Re: 8/1
« on: August 02, 2018, 03:27:50 am »
Pretty good day. Our horses finished 1-2 in the G1 St. Leger Stakes. Successfully claimed Spun Glass (2yo, Bellagio), who was 3rd in her Claiming Race.

12(12)-2(2)-2(2)-3(2)-1(1) $848,000

Wins:
GCh. Gett Bold (5yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in the Arlington Handicap (Gr. 3) - His 4th SW. He has the required G1W & 2 G1P, also 10 SP, so just needs 3 more SW of any grade to become Stud-Qualified.
Ch. What're My Chances (3yo, High Chances) in the St. Leger Stakes (Gr. 1)

Places:
Ch. Back to First (3yo, First Born Son) in the Coaching Club American Oaks (Gr. 1)
Ch. Glory Honor&Praise (3yo, Magic Glory) in the St. Leger Stakes (Gr. 1)

Shows:
Ch. Born Risky (3yo, First Born Son) in the Modesty Handicap (Gr. 3)
Ch. Stealth Mode (3yo, Major's Flight) in the Coaching Club American Oaks (Gr. 1)

Fourths:
Ch. Mexican Spitfire (3yo, First Born Son) in the Coaching Club American Oaks (Gr. 1)

Fifths:
Classy Victory (3yo, In The Navy) in the St. Leger Stakes (Gr. 1)

Also Rans:
NCh. Holy Spurs (6yo, Tottenham Hotspur) 8th in the Arlington Handicap (Gr. 3)
Ch. Zealous (5yo, Monarchos) 6th in the Arlington Handicap (Gr. 3)
Ch. Bonnie Tottenham (4yo, Tottenham Hotspur) 13th in the Modesty Handicap (Gr. 3)
Navy Challenge (3yo, In The Navy) 7th in the Modesty Handicap (Gr. 3)



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How'd You Do? / Re: 7/28
« on: July 28, 2018, 10:08:50 pm »
There is only one thing that can be said about my horses performances today and it would be censored.

Ch. Gifted Detail (2yo, Unabridged) in the Blue Diamond Stakes (Gr. 1). He's undefeated this year and this is his 2nd G1 win!!! My first MSW :D

Congratulations Willagrey. If this is how you are when you are only "figuring this game out", once you have it all "figured out" the rest of us may as well pack up our Stables and go home.

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How'd You Do? / Re: 7/25
« on: July 26, 2018, 03:33:45 am »
A good day. We had runners in 4 races only and one of our horses won each of the races, including our horses finishing 1-2-3 in the G2 San Diego Handicap and 1-2 in both the G1 Eddie Read Handicap & G3 Lexington Stakes.

12(12)-4(4)-3(3)-1(1)-0 $816,250

Wins:
Ch. Naval Dawn (3yo, In The Navy) in the Lexington Stakes (Gr. 3)
Ch. Blue Secret (5yo, Blue Smoke) in the Eddie Read Handicap (Gr. 1)
Ch. Secrets Squared (5yo, Secretsarebound) in the San Diego Handicap (Gr. 2)
Ch. Worthy Endeavor (3yo, Worthy Victor) in the Yorkshire Oaks (Gr. 1) - After a stellar 2YO campaign last year with 4 wins (2 SW) in 5 starts and a 2nd in the G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Fillies, she hasn't trained on as well at 3, so it was great to see her back in the winners circle, especially in a G1 race.

Places:
Wait for Dixie (3yo, Worth The Wait) in the Lexington Stakes (Gr. 3)
GCh. Flying Topaz (6yo, Major's Flight) in the Eddie Read Handicap (Gr. 1)
Ch. Matching Strides (5yo, Strider) in the San Diego Handicap (Gr. 2)

Shows:
Ch. Bat'leth (4yo, Secretsarebound) in the San Diego Handicap (Gr. 2)

Fifths:
Ch. Causin' Mischeif (3yo, Spock) in the Yorkshire Oaks (Gr. 1)

Also Rans:
Saldanha Bay (3yo, TakeMeToHollywood) 7th in the Lexington Stakes (Gr. 3)
GCh. Almost a Gentleman (6yo, Void) 7th in the Eddie Read Handicap (Gr. 1)
Voldemort is Dead (3yo, Magic Glory) 6th in the Yorkshire Oaks (Gr. 1)

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Foaling Barn / Re: Starfish Stables Foals - 2022
« on: July 18, 2018, 02:10:15 am »
Our final foal made his appearance today.

BACK AWAY
NCh. Away The Lads x GCh. Back St. Flight - GCh. Major's Flight (B)
9.2h liver chestnut colt

Final Count = 61 colts, 52 fillies, 8 stillborn

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How'd You Do? / Re: 7/14
« on: July 15, 2018, 03:38:20 am »
Very consistent day, nothing worse than 4th.

12(9)-3(2)-4(3)-3(2)-2(2) $310,500

Wins:
Ch. Dif-tor Heh Smusma (4yo, Major's Flight) in an Allowance - 3rd win in his 5 starts this year.
GCh. Unbreakable Vow (5yo, Secretsarebound) in the Honorable Miss Handicap (Gr. 3)
Fuzzy Square (2yo, Foolhardy) in the Blue Diamond Prelude (Gr. 3) - Unbeaten in both his starts. His dam, ICh. Fightin' The Smoke, is an MSW and is half or full sister to a couple of our successful runners, including GCh. Fool To Be Smokin' who has recently become Stud Qualified. Hopefully Fuzzy Square will follow in his Uncle's footsteps.

Places:
GCh. Golden Tunes (5yo, Golden Text) in an Allowance
Ch. Open Swing (5yo, Witness) in the Lake George Stakes (Gr. 3)
Ch. Somekindawonderful (5yo, Nightfight) in the Honorable Miss Handicap (Gr. 3)
Ch. Debatable Streak (3yo, Lucky Streak) in the Amsterdam Stakes (Gr. 2)

Shows:
Ch. Fool Moon (4yo, Foolhardy) in an Allowance
Ch. Nicci's Flight (5yo, Major's Flight) in the Lake George Stakes (Gr. 3)
Chance of Victory (3yo, High Chances) in the Amsterdam Stakes (Gr. 2)

Fourths:
NCh. Lady Amanda (6yo, Spock) in the Honorable Miss Handicap (Gr. 3) - The 5th consecutive race in which she has been 4th.
Streak of Luck (3yo, Lucky Streak) in the Amsterdam Stakes (Gr. 2)

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Foaling Barn / Re: Starfish Stables Foals - 2022
« on: July 12, 2018, 04:00:05 am »
Two new foals have made their appearances. Both mothers and babies doing fine.

FIRST ROMANCE
ICh. First Born Son x A Time For Romance - Danzig (G)
9.1h bay colt

3/4 brother to Ch. Fire Opal
1/2 brother to

STIMELA SIPHUME SA
NCh. LiveLong&Prosper x Tshotsholoza - Ch. Moonopoly (B)
8.3h flea-bitten grey colt

120 out of 121 - 60 colts, 52 fillies, 8 stillborn - 1 still due

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Foaling Barn / Re: Starfish Stables Foals - 2022
« on: July 09, 2018, 11:23:41 am »
Two new foals have made their appearances, both were one day past due. Both mothers and babies doing fine.

Born yesterday, July 8th:-
CALIFRAGILISTIC
GCh. Superdocious x All Along - ICh. Alley Cat
9.0 bay colt

1/2 brother to Along the Causeway, Aumakua, Kaiken Aikaa & Titus Pullo

Born today, July 9th:-
FOOLISH WARRIOR
NCh. Holy Warrior x Ch. Foolish Queen - NCh. Bellagio
9.0h black colt

118 out of 121 - 58 colts, 52 fillies, 8 stillborn - 3 still due - all due in July

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Foaling Barn / Re: Starfish Stables Foals - 2022
« on: July 05, 2018, 07:18:16 pm »
Good news to report today. Another foal made her appearance today, exactly on time. Both mother and daughter doing well.

SPONSORED SECRET
WCh. Sponsored x NCh. Marilyn's Secret - NCh. Government Secret (S)
10.0h bay filly

116 out of 121 - 56 colts, 52 fillies, 8 stillborn - 5 still due - 5 more due in July

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How'd You Do? / Re: 7/4
« on: July 04, 2018, 06:02:06 pm »
10(10)-2(2)-3(3)-2(2)-0 $537,500

First time in a couple of race days that we've had anything to "boast" about. 2 G1W and our horses finishing 1-2-3 in the G1 Prioress Stakes.

Wins:
Major Sunset (3yo, Major's Flight) in the Prioress Stakes (Gr. 1)
Classy Victory (3yo, In The Navy) in the July Cup (Gr. 1)

Places:
Naval Dawn (3yo, In The Navy) in the New York Handicap (Gr. 2)
Ember Hue (3yo, Magic Glory) in the Prioress Stakes (Gr. 1)
Ch. Rendezvous (4yo, V is for Victory) in the Firecracker Breeders' Cup (Gr. 2)

Shows:
Wait for Dixie (3yo, Worth The Wait) in the New York Handicap (Gr. 2)
Ch. Stealth Mode (3yo, Major's Flight) in the Prioress Stakes (Gr. 1)

Fifths:
Ch. Mother Teresa (3yo, Gilded Saint) in the New York Handicap (Gr. 2)

Also Rans:
Ch. Odds on Spurs Win (5yo, Tottenham Hotspur) 6th in the Firecracker Breeders' Cup (Gr. 2)
NCh. The Voyage Home (6yo, Spock) 10th in the Firecracker Breeders' Cup (Gr. 2)

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Foaling Barn / Re: Starfish Stables Foals - 2022
« on: July 03, 2018, 01:32:54 am »
Missed reporting on one foal, born on June 17th, about 3 weeks early:-

LIVE STAR
N.Ch. LiveLong&Prosper x Angela's Starfish - NCh. Seattle Sorcerer (S)
7.3h chestnut colt

1/2 brother to Brisingida

I guess that the fact that he is only 7.3h is due to the fact that he was almost 3 weeks early.

We did have another foal born overnight, but unfortunately she was stillborn.
NCh. Worthy Victor x The Orca Spirit (B) - Created
3/4 sister to Dare To Try
1/2 sister to NCh. The Voyage Home, Zodiac Spirit, Spirit of Change

115 out of 121 - 56 colts, 51 fillies, 8 stillborn - 6 still due - 6 more due in July

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Annual Mixed Auction / Re: How'd you do 2022?
« on: July 02, 2018, 02:05:37 am »
Sorry, that is too close.

No problem. My second choice was going to be Foolish Lady. There is already a My Lady's Fool, but I think this should be far enough away to be acceptable.

Now just twiddling my thumbs until spending limits are increased.

Shelbie, I hate to burst your bubble but, when Shanthi raises the limits, it is only the "Number of Horses" limit that is raised, not the actual Spending limit. We are still limited to $100k max. Like me, you're just going to have to sit the rest of this Auction out.

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Annual Mixed Auction / Re: How'd you do 2022?
« on: July 01, 2018, 12:29:31 pm »
Got our first choice but had to go to the maximum $100k to get her.

Unnamed yearling filly by FFCh. I'm No Fool (S) out of GCh. Peer To Peer (S).

I would like to name her Queen of Fools, but, as there already is a Queen’s Fool, I don’t know if this would be considered to be too close to that name.

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How'd You Do? / Re: 6/23
« on: June 24, 2018, 11:27:35 am »
Only 6 runners but had the winners of both the Canadian Classics. The other 4 horses are still running!!!

Ch. Lap of Honor (3yo, Worthy Victor) in the Queen's Plate Stakes (Gr. 1) - First leg of the Canadian Triple Crown
Ch. Bonnie's Flight (3yo, Major's Flight) in the Woodbine Oaks (Gr. 2) - First leg of the Fillies Canadian Triple Crown

Barring injuries, both horses will go to Fort Erie for the second legs.

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