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General/Questions / Whistlin' Dixie
« on: March 23, 2018, 08:02:11 pm »
We are sad to announce that one of our most prolific broodmares, Whistlin' Dixie, has died at the ripe old age of 20.

Dixie only ran twice in her racing career, however, it was when she was Retired to Stud that she excelled. Her first foal was born in 2010 and she produced 12 foals in total, although she did have one Stillborn foal, a filly by Usain Bolt. Of her 11 live foals, all 9 of her progeny who have raced so far have been winners, including 6 Stakes Winners, 4 of which went on to be MSW and Millionaires. Her progeny averaged $800k+ in earnings and she ended up Platinum Ranked (9.7). One of her sons, GCh. Superdocious, is Stud-Qualified and his first crop of foals are expected to hit the track this year. Two others just failed to qualify, one, GCh. Cup O' Tea, missed qualification by 1 SW and the other, GCh. Shiloh's Hill, is currently 2 SW short of qualification. She also has two daughters who had joined her in the Breeding Sheds, Ch. Bonnie Blue Flag & GCh. Princess Kaiulani.

She had been Retired from Breeding after delivering her last foal, a colt by Usain Bolt.

She was always a favorite at the Farm and will be sadly missed.

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Comments and Suggestions / Re: Fun Features to Add?
« on: March 23, 2018, 01:20:25 pm »
I find it more reliable to go to my Training Summary page and sort by Injury. That shows all your horses in order of the most recent injury, with anything that happened within the past 30 days in red. I find that to be a quick and easy way to check for any missed Injuries.

As far as the emails are concerned, like Shelbie, I don't want to get daily emails for all my horses workouts for the day. What might be more useful is if we could get emails (or PM's if that was any easier to code) for any Stable Alerts and/or Retirements/Deaths. I looked at my Stable Info page about 3 or 4 times this morning before noticing that one of my retired Broodmares had died. And, as for the number of times I have checked my Training Summary page and seen that one horse or another had had an injury within the past few days and I had either missed seeing the Stable Alert for it or I had seen it on my phone while I was out on the road but, by the time I was at a place where I could do anything, I had forgotten about it, and, the next time I looked, the Alert was no longer there.

Another suggestion, depending on how easy it would be to code - Move the Retirements/Deaths section either into (or right below) the Stable Alerts section.

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How'd You Do? / Re: 3/21
« on: March 21, 2018, 08:40:40 pm »
24(24)-3(3)-4(4)-5(5)-3(3) $565,250

Great results, considering that I didn't do any planning before Monday. Because of the lack of time, I only concentrated on Stakes Races.

Wins:
Ch. Silver Roses (5yo, Silver Wizard) in the Flag Down Stakes (Ungr.)
NCh. The Voyage Home (6yo, Spock) in the San Luis Rey Handicap (Gr. 2)
Ch. Causin' Mischeif (3yo, Spock) in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup (Gr. 2)

Places:
Blue Topaz (3yo, In The Navy) in the Cicada Stakes (Gr. 3)
Ch. Bonnie Tottenham (4yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in the Flag Down Stakes (Ungr.)
Dancing Rumor (3yo, Rumor Has It) in the San Felipe Stakes (Gr. 2)
Born Risky (3yo, First Born Son) in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup (Gr. 2)

Shows:
Ch. Eros (5yo, Black Warrior) in the Marsua's River Stakes (Ungr.)
Ch. Odds on Spurs Win (5yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in the Hurricane Bertie Handicap (Ungr.)
Mexican Spitfire (3yo, First Born Son) in the San Felipe Stakes (Gr. 2)
GCh. Unbreakable Vow (5yo, Secretsarebound) in the A.J. Moir Stakes (Gr. 2)
HMS Victory (4yo, Candy Ride) in the Crystal Mile (Gr. 2)

Fourths:
Triple Crown (4yo, High Chances) in the Flag Down Stakes (Ungr.)
Back to First (3yo, First Born Son) in the San Felipe Stakes (Gr. 2)
GCh. Ancient Warrior (5yo, Black Warrior) in the A.J. Moir Stakes (Gr. 2)

Fifths:
Ch. Old Norse (4yo, Sleipnir) in the Crystal Mile (Gr. 2)

Also Rans:
Born in Flight (3yo, First Born Son) 8th in the Cicada Stakes (Gr. 3)
Ch. Smoke N' Sparks (5yo, Nightfight) 10th in the Marsua's River Stakes (Ungr.)
Ch. Whodunit (6yo, Highland Magic) 8th in the Marsua's River Stakes (Ungr.)
Ch. Open Swing (5yo, Witness) 7th in the Hurricane Bertie Handicap (Ungr.)
Ch. Probability (6yo, Long Live The King) 6th in the Hurricane Bertie Handicap (Ungr.)
Ch. Tottenham Rebel (4yo, Tottenham Hotspur) 6th in the A.J. Moir Stakes (Gr. 2)
Ask for Grace (3yo, Dark Demand) 7th in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup (Gr. 2)
Lord Alydar (3yo, Lord Nelson) 6th in the Crystal Mile (Gr. 2)

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Foaling Barn / Re: Starfish Stables Foals - 2022
« on: March 20, 2018, 02:59:34 am »
All past due mares have foaled so the next foals aren't due until early April.

GOLDEN WIZARD
NCh. Golden Text (S) x Ch. Wizardly Lady - NCh. Highland Wizard (S)
Bred by Generous Bloodstock

8.3h chestnut colt

89 out of 121 - 46 colts, 39 fillies, 4 stillborn - 32 still due

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Foaling Barn / Re: RC Bee's 2022 Foals
« on: March 14, 2018, 03:23:03 pm »
Hrimfaxi looks like it would be fun to say, even though I'm probably mangling its pronunciation in my head. All the Gaelic/Welsh names, though...good luck there.

(I had fun naming my cat Caoilfhionn...it's pronounced Keelin, but the vets were always stumped.)

Not to mention the Arabic names, too.

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Foaling Barn / Re: RC Bee's 2022 Foals
« on: March 14, 2018, 11:57:24 am »
Lovely filly, although I’d hate to be a racing commentator if either Oidhche or Hrímfaxi were running in a race (God help them if both were running in the same race!!!)

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Annual 2yo Auction / Re: 2022 2yo auction - How’d you do?
« on: March 12, 2018, 02:37:03 pm »
Shelbie - 3 of your 5 (Terrific Cover, Jedburgh Abbey and Simple Iris) were on my back-up list in case I had been unsuccessful with Fuzzy Planet. Anyway, good luck with them.

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Foaling Barn / Re: Starfish Stables Foals - 2022
« on: March 12, 2018, 12:47:13 am »
3 more overnight. Happily, all three mothers and babies doing well. We only have 1 more foal due in March.

LAST FROLIC
NCh. Last For More x Alydar's Frolic (B) - Alydar (S)
8.2h bay filly

1/2 sister to Ch. Alydar's Glory, Ch. Shebreakstherules, Lord Alydar, Ch. Giant's Frolic

SUPER DECISION
GCh. Superdocious x GCh. Decisive Endevor (S) - GCh. Simply Heroic (S)
9.1h grey colt

1/2 brother to GCh. Epiphany, Ch. Worthy Endeavor, Glorious Endeavor

PEEVES
NCh. LiveLong&Prosper x Poltergeist (S) - GCh. My Lucky Day (S)
Bred by Generous Bloodstock

9.1h brown colt

3/4 brother to GCh. Dior
1/2 brother to I've Arrived

88 out of 121 - 45 colts, 39 fillies, 4 stillborn - 33 still due (1 left for March, 1 of which are Past Due)

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Annual 2yo Auction / Re: 2022 2yo auction - How’d you do?
« on: March 11, 2018, 11:04:25 pm »
Like Emma, we maxed out on our #1 choice right away.

We selected Fuzzy Square, by FFCh. Foolhardy (P) out of ICh. Fightin' The Smoke.

Foolhardy’s record speaks for itself, both racing and breeding, and we were privileged to have owned him for his last two years at Stud before his death in 2021.

This is Fightin' The Smoke‘s first foal but we already own two of her half-siblings out of WCh. Smokin', one of which, GCh. Fool To Be Smokin', has recently qualified for Stud. Hopefully Fuzzy Square will follow in his footsteps.

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Foaling Barn / Re: Starfish Stables Foals - 2022
« on: March 10, 2018, 06:52:35 pm »
3 more overnight. Sadly, one of the foals was stillborn, however, all three mothers and both of the other two babies doing well.

PUDDIFOOT'S T SHOP
NCh. Hogsmeade x GCh. Debatable Love - GCh. Major's Flight (B)
9.0h grey colt

FANTASY NAVY
NCh. In The Navy x Ch. Fantastic Moment (B) - NCh. Secretary (S)
8.1h grey colt

1/2 brother to A Moment In Time

Stillborn colt
ICh. First Born Son x Kinda Sassy (P) - Bright As Lightnin (G)
Full brother to Brazen Hussy (2019)
1/2 brother to ICh. Saucy Magician, GCh. Cheeky Monkey, GCh. Kinda Flighty, Ch. Mae West, Ch. Cheeky Magic

85 out of 121 - 43 colts, 38 fillies, 4 stillborn - 36 still due (4 left for March, 2 of which are Past Due)

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Foaling Barn / Re: Starfish Stables Foals - 2022
« on: March 09, 2018, 09:22:45 pm »
2 more overnight. Both mothers and babies doing well.

DASH TO THE EXIT
NCh. Exit Poll x GCh. DashingCoronaRose - ICh. Worth The Wait (B)
8.0h bay filly

QUARREN SILVER
ICh. Quarren x Ch. Silver Dreams - NCh. Silver Wizard
Bred by Generous Bloodstock

9.3h grey filly

When I Googled Quarren, among a number of entries, I came across one for a planet in the Alpha Quadrant called Quarra. As a Star Trek fan, I chose that definition.

82 out of 121 - 41 colts, 38 fillies, 3 stillborn - 39 still due (7 left for March, 3 of which are Past Due)

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Foaling Barn / Re: Starfish Stables Foals - 2022
« on: March 09, 2018, 09:14:42 pm »
Lovely foals. Love the name Streets of Pompeii

Went to Pompeii back in the mid-70's. It was fascinating to see how the ruins had been preserved by the lava, but also horrifying to realize that an entire town had been wiped out completely.

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Foaling Barn / Re: Starfish Stables Foals - 2022
« on: March 08, 2018, 12:31:31 pm »
2 more overnight. Both mothers and babies doing well.

THE SWEET
WCh. Sponsored x Ch. Coco Diablo (P) - NCh. Highland Wizard (S)
9.0h dark bay filly

1/2 sister to GCh. Devil's Flight, GCh. Golden Idol, Kilamanjaro, Ch. Coco Major, Coco's Flight

ANCIENT SUNSET
NCh. Ancient Magic x Ch. Sunset Girl (S) - Red Sunset (S)
9.1h black colt

1/2 brother to NCh. Sunset Flight, GCh. What's That Girl, Ch. Girl in Flight, Major Sunset

80 out of 121 - 41 colts, 36 fillies, 3 stillborn - 41 still due (9 left for March)

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Foaling Barn / Re: Starfish Stables Foals - 2022
« on: March 07, 2018, 10:49:40 pm »
3 more overnight. Both mothers and babies doing well.

MOUNT ARARAT
ICh. First Born Son x Ch. Hymettus (S) - Whirlaway (G)
8.3h liver chestnut filly

1/2 sister to GCh. Spur Mountain, Ch. Mountain's Glory

AER LINGUS
WCh. Sionnach x GCh. Kinda Flighty - GCh. Major's Flight (B)
8.1h brown filly

FIRST WONDER
ICh. First Born Son x Wonderful Dreams (P) - NCh. KC Wonder Boy (S)
8.3h dark grey colt

Full brother to Born to Dream (2019), Jesus of Nazareth (2020)
3/4 brother to Déjà Vu
1/2 brother to NCh. Office Hours, GCh. DreamALilDream, Ch. Dream of Wembley, Ch. Perfect Speed, Ch. Hidden Cove,

78 out of 121 - 40 colts, 35 fillies, 3 stillborn - 43 still due (11 left for March)

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Foaling Barn / Re: Starfish Stables Foals - 2022
« on: March 06, 2018, 09:51:56 pm »
3 more overnight. Both mothers and babies doing well.

VICTOR'S DOUBLE
NCh. Worthy Victor x Double Time (S) - No Duplicate (B)
9.1h black filly

STREETS OF POMPEII
ICh. Calle de Oro x GCh. Vesuvius - Smart Strike
8.1h bay colt

GOLDEN SANDS
ICh. Calle de Oro x Ch. White Sand Beach - Almost Home (S)
9.2h bay colt

1/2 brother to Victor's Sands

75 out of 121 - 39 colts, 33 fillies, 3 stillborn - 46 still due (14 left for March)

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