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How'd You Do? / Re: 6/6
« on: June 07, 2018, 06:48:06 pm »
Apart from Starfish horses finishing 1-2 in the G1. Manhattan Handicap, nothing warranted writing about.

The race was won by Ch. Zealous (5yo, Monarchos) with [https://www.finalfurlong.org/viewhorse.php?horse=21508]NCh. Holy Spurs[/url] (6yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in second place.

The only other thing of note was that we successfully claimed [https://www.finalfurlong.org/viewhorse.php?horse=29412]Ch. Fool Moon[/url] from Lochiedo Stables after he won his Claiming Race.

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Foaling Barn / Re: Starfish Stables Foals - 2022
« on: June 04, 2018, 03:44:03 am »
The final foal due in June made her appearance overnight. Both mother and baby doing fine.

MORE MOONS
NCh. Last For More x Bandia an Gealach (S) - NCh. Moonover Boy (B)
10.0h light bay filly

1/2 sister to Ch. Bandita, Dark Moon

"Bandia an Gealach" roughly translated from Irish means "Moon Goddess" or "Goddess of the Moon", hence the name.

113 out of 121 - 55 colts, 51 fillies, 7 stillborn - 8 still due, all in July

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How'd You Do? / Re: 6/2
« on: June 03, 2018, 11:57:04 am »
Interesting to note that 2 of the 2YO Stakes races were won by FFCh. Foolhardy progeny.

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How'd You Do? / Re: 6/2
« on: June 02, 2018, 03:16:03 pm »
18(4)-3-1-1-2 $124,300

Wins:
Ch. Pureblood (4yo, Magic Glory) in an Allowance - 2nd win from 4 starts this year.
Coco's Flight (3yo, Major's Flight) in an Allowance - Continues to run consistently, not out of the first 4 in any of his 8 races overall.
GCh. Almost a Gentleman (6yo, Void) in an Allowance - after a number of so-so performances in the past year and a half, all on Dirt, tried him on Turf for the first time. The experiment seemed to be successful, at least for this race.

Places:
Miraculous Flight (3yo, Major's Flight) in an Allowance

Shows:
Fancy Your Luck (3yo, Lucky Streak) in a NW3 Allowance

Fourths:
Ch. Odds on Spurs Win (5yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in an Allowance
Scotland Ablaze (3yo, Edinburgh) in an Allowance

Fifths:
Ch. Mantle of Honor (4yo, Mantle of Power) in an Allowance
Venus Hot Shot (3yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in an Allowance
Ch. Open Swing (5yo, Witness) in an Allowance

Also Rans:
Ch. Tottenham are Back (4yo, Tottenham Hotspur) 6th in an Allowance
Ch. Smoked Out (6yo, Rumor Has It) 9th in an Allowance
Navy Challenge (3yo, In The Navy) 6th in a NW3 Allowance
Prospective Flight (3yo, Major's Flight) 7th in a NW3 Allowance
Dione (2yo, Spock) 9th in the Fashion Stakes (Ungr.)
Mymble (2yo, Away The Lads) 8th in the Fashion Stakes (Ungr.)
Empty Gears (2yo, Void) 8th in the Flash Stakes (Gr. 3)
Revenant (2yo, Blue Smoke) 10th in the Flash Stakes (Gr. 3)

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Foaling Barn / Re: Starfish Stables Foals - 2022
« on: June 01, 2018, 05:36:38 pm »
The first of the two foals expected in June made his appearance overnight. Both mother and baby doing fine.

ADMIRAL BOOM
NCh. In The Navy x Mary Poppins - Created
8.3h flea-bitten grey colt

Full brother to Rear Admiral (2020)
3/4 brother to Classy Victory, Naval Port
1/2 brother to Dick van Dyke

Admiral Boom is the name of the Retired Admiral who lived down the road from the Banks family in the movie Mary Poppins.

112 out of 121 - 55 colts, 50 fillies, 7 stillborn - 9 still due - 1 more due in June

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How'd You Do? / Re: 5/30
« on: May 31, 2018, 03:36:55 am »
15(13)-2(2)-4(4)-1(1)-0 $882,250

Wins:
Ch. Major's Prospect (4yo, Major's Flight) in the Louisville Handicap (Gr. 3)
Ch. Power of Secrets (4yo, Mantle of Power) in the Bailey's Irish Champion Stakes (Gr. 1)

Places:
Last Raven (3yo, Painted Raven) in the Real Delight Stakes (Ungr.) - Beaten by a Nose
NCh. Franco Classico (6yo, I'm A Classic) in the Metropolitan Stakes (Gr. 1) - Beaten by a Nose
Ch. Gett Bold (5yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in the Louisville Handicap (Gr. 3)
Arc de Triomphe (3yo, French Ruby) in the Jennings Handicap (Ungr.) - Beaten by 3/4 Length.

Shows:
NCh. The Voyage Home (6yo, Spock) in the Sheepshead Bay Handicap (Gr. 2)

Fifths:
Ch. StrawberryDaiquiri (3yo, Rumor Has It) in the Real Delight Stakes (Ungr.)

Also Rans:
Ch. Admission of Power (4yo, Mantle of Power) 6th in an Allowance
Ch. Amazon Mystery (5yo, Black Warrior) 10th in an Allowance
GCh. El Dorado (5yo, Eighteen Karat) 14th in the Metropolitan Stakes (Gr. 1)
ICh. Foolin' No One (6yo, Foolhardy) 13th in the Metropolitan Stakes (Gr. 1)
Ch. Spurs Win (5yo, Tottenham Hotspur) 7th in the Louisville Handicap (Gr. 3)
Ch. Navy Kitty (3yo, In The Navy) 6th in the Jennings Handicap (Ungr.)
Ch. Thirteenth Warrior (6yo, Sixth Day) 10th in the Bailey's Irish Champion Stakes (Gr. 1)

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How'd You Do? / Re: 5/26
« on: May 26, 2018, 05:06:29 pm »
Very good day. 13 runners spread out over 5 races and our horses won all 5, including 4 SW. In 3 of those races, Starfish horses finished 1-2, and in the other 2 races they finished 1-3.

13(11)-5(4)-3(3)-2(1)-0 $324,000

Wins:
Ch. Admiral Al (4yo, In The Navy) in an Allowance
GCh. StarshipEnterprise (5yo, Spock) in the Kingston Handicap (Ungr.)
Naval Dawn (3yo, In The Navy) in the Woodlawn Stakes (Ungr.)
Chance of Victory (3yo, High Chances) in the Ben Cohen Stakes (Ungr.)
Ch. Back to First (3yo, First Born Son) in the Skipat Stakes (Ungr.)

Places:
GCh. Spurs Away Gamble (5yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in the Kingston Handicap (Ungr.)
Wait for Dixie (3yo, Worth The Wait) in the Woodlawn Stakes (Ungr.)
Bonnie's Flight (3yo, Major's Flight) in the Skipat Stakes (Ungr.)

Shows:
Ch. 1961 Double Team (5yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in an Allowance
Streak of Luck (3yo, Lucky Streak) in the Ben Cohen Stakes (Ungr.)

Fifths:
Ch. Silver Roses (5yo, Silver Wizard) in the Kingston Handicap (Ungr.)
Allie's Navy (3yo, In The Navy) in the Woodlawn Stakes (Ungr.)

Also Rans:
Torah (3yo, Tottenham Hotspur) 8th in the Ben Cohen Stakes (Ungr.)



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How'd You Do? / Re: 5/23
« on: May 23, 2018, 03:35:24 pm »
Apart from 2 SW, nothing worth writing about.

10(10)-2(2)-0-0-3(3) $281,000

Wins:
Stealth Mode (3yo, Major's Flight) in the Shuvee Handicap (Gr. 2)
Ch. StarCraft Wishes (4yo, As You Wish) in the Maryland Breeders' Cup (Gr. 3)

Fourths:
Ch. Royal Mint (5yo, What's Debatable) in the Dixie Stakes (Gr. 2)
GCh. Olympic Flame (5yo, Golden Text) in the Gallorette Handicap (Gr. 3)
Prince Of Scotland (4yo, Slew O'Scots) in the Maryland Breeders' Cup (Gr. 3)

Fifths:
Ch. Metropolitan (4yo, Witness) in the Dixie Stakes (Gr. 2)

Also Rans:
Grandiose Castle (3yo, TakeMeToHollywood) 7th in the Dixie Stakes (Gr. 2)
Ch. Charmed Cat's Life (5yo, Alley Cat) 6th in the Maryland Breeders' Cup (Gr. 3)
Ch. Knight's Templar (6yo, Dark Demand) 6th in the Royal Gloucestershire (Gr. 2)
Ch. This Is My Story (6yo, Gone Haywire) 8th in the Royal Gloucestershire (Gr. 2)

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Foaling Barn / Re: Starfish Stables Foals - 2022
« on: May 20, 2018, 04:08:38 pm »
The last May foal made her appearance. Both mother and baby doing fine.

VICTOR’S GLORY
NCh. Worthy Victor x Ch. Skip To Glory - ICh. Magic Glory (B)
8.3h black filly

1/2 sister to Ch. Skip to Romance

111 out of 121 - 54 colts, 50 fillies, 7 stillborn - 10 still due - None due in May

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Anything Goes / Re: Preakness Stakes 2018 (May 19)
« on: May 20, 2018, 11:17:27 am »
It’s not a surprise that there aren’t many American TC winners (either in RL and in FF). It is tough to ask a 3YO to run 3 gruelling races against other top class 3YO’s in the space of 5 weeks. They need to be spread out over a longer period of time (even 4 weeks between each race would be better). In addition, you could have a horse that, while it may not be among the horses qualified to run (by earnings, etc) in the Derby (which usually has the maximum 20 runners), is able to run in the Preakness or Belmont because there are fewer runners. So the trainer decides that he will forget about the Derby and concentrate thehorse’s training on one of the other two races.

In the UK, while their TC races are spread out over longer periods (May, June and Sept), the problem is the variety of the distance of each race, 1 mile, 1 1/2 miles and 1 3/4 miles. The chances of finding a horse that is equally as good at a mile as it is over the longer distances is quite remote.

Having said that, I guess that we wouldn’t want to make it that much easier to win the TC as it would take some of the mystique out of winning it.

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How'd You Do? / Re: 5/19
« on: May 19, 2018, 05:39:40 pm »
24(12)-5(3)-4(2)-5(2)-4(2) $1,158,400

Good day. 3 SW, including the G1 Preakness Stakes. Our 5th Classic winner of the year. Also had our first 2YO winners for this year.

Wins:
Clicker Lab lease Bohemian Rhapsody (2yo, Al Mundhir) in a NW2 Allowance
Fuzzy Square (2yo, Foolhardy) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Best Crystal (3yo, Demand the Best) in the Genuine Risk (Gr. 2)
Firstround'sonme (3yo, First Born Son) in the Sir Barton Stakes (Ungr.)
Ch. Victor's Podium (3yo, Worthy Victor) in the Preakness Stakes (Gr. 1) - Didn't run in the Kentucky Derby so there will be no FF TC this year.

Places:
Beach Baby (2yo, Away The Lads) in a NW1 Allowance
Supersonic Flight (2yo, Superdocious) in a NW2 Allowance
GrdCtrltoMajorTom (3yo, Major's Flight) in the Genuine Risk (Gr. 2)
Ch. Bele (3yo, Highland Magic) in the Preakness Stakes (Gr. 1)

Shows:
Lightning Bolt (2yo, Usain Bolt) in a NW3 Allowance
Hot August Nights (2yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in a NW3 Allowance
Hogwarts Office (2yo, Hogwarts) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Commemorate Spurs (3yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in the Genuine Risk (Gr. 2)
Worthy Image (3yo, Worthy Victor) in the Sir Barton Stakes (Ungr.)

Fourths:
Last Magician (2yo, Last For More) in a NW2 Allowance
Lucky Debate (2yo, Lucky Streak) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Debatable Streak (3yo, Lucky Streak) in the Sir Barton Stakes (Ungr.)
Ch. Ghostly Gift (3yo, Ghostzapper) in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (Gr. 1)

Fifths:
Last Kitty (2yo, Last For More) in a NW2 Allowance
Lucky Twin (2yo, Lucky Streak) in a NW3 Allowance
Born to Dream (3yo, First Born Son) in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (Gr. 1)

Also Rans:
Beyond the Void (2yo, Void) 8th in a NW1 Allowance
Ch. Tottenham Dancer (3yo, Tottenham Hotspur) 7th in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (Gr. 1)
Clicker Lab lease Ch. Bong Bong Bong (3yo, Nightfight) 8th in the Preakness Stakes (Gr. 1) - Disappointing run after his 3rd in the Derby, but, as his Energy was only up to "B" this morning, I guess that kind of explains it.

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General/Questions / Play Those Tunes
« on: May 19, 2018, 02:00:22 am »
We are sad to announce that one of our broodmares, Play Those Tunes, has died at the ripe old age of 19.

Tunes only won once in 18 tries, however, it was when she was Retired to Stud that she came into her own. She produced 11 foals, with 8 of the 9 of her progeny who have raced so far have been winners. including 3 Stakes Winners, all of which went on to be MSW and 2 Millionaires. Her progeny averaged a shade under $650k in earnings and she ended up Silver Ranked (7.5). She has 4 daughters who had joined her in the Breeding Sheds who will hopefully carry on her legacy.

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How'd You Do? / Re: 5/16
« on: May 17, 2018, 02:55:42 am »
Another good day with 4 SW, including our 4th Classic winner of the year. Hopefully we'll have better luck with the Preakness & Black-Eyed Susan on Saturday than we did in the Kentucky Derby & Oaks.

28(16)-6(4)-6(3)-3(3)-2(1) $911,000

Wins:
Ch. Magical Scent (4yo, Foolhardy) in an Allowance
Scotland Ablaze (3yo, Edinburgh) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Mexican Spitfire (3yo, First Born Son) in the Nassau County Breeders' Cup (Gr. 2)
Ch. Weapon (3yo, Lucky Streak) in the Dogwood Stakes (Gr. 3)
Ch. Story of my Life (4yo, Yes It's Paddy) in the Singapore Airlines International Cup (Gr. 1)
Ch. Glory Honor&Praise (3yo, Magic Glory) in the Irish Derby (Gr. 1) - 2nd Leg of the Irish TC. Made up for the absence of Irish 2,000 Guineas winner (and Stable Companion) What're My Chances

Places:
Ch. Probability (6yo, Long Live The King) in an Allowance
Blue Topaz (3yo, In The Navy) in an Allowance
Miraculous Flight (3yo, Major's Flight) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Dark Rock (3yo, Dark Demand) in the Nassau County Breeders' Cup (Gr. 2)
Hymnal (3yo, Animal Kingdom) in the Dogwood Stakes (Gr. 3)
GCh. Footloose (5yo, Foolhardy) in the Singapore Airlines International Cup (Gr. 1)

Shows:
NCh. Harlequin (5yo, Foolhardy) in the Bold Ruler Stakes (Gr. 3)
Ch. Dancing Rumor (3yo, Rumor Has It) in the Dogwood Stakes (Gr. 3)
Ch. Bonnie Tottenham (4yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in the Early Times Mint Julep Stakes (Gr. 3)

Fourths:
Ch. Vulpes (6yo, High On Love) in a claiming race
Black Opal (3yo, Blue Smoke) in the Nassau County Breeders' Cup (Gr. 2)

Fifths:
Cheerful Templar (3yo, In The Navy) in an Allowance
NCh. Devil's Heir (6yo, Devil His Due) in the Bold Ruler Stakes (Gr. 3)
Ch. Glorious Endeavor (4yo, Magic Glory) in the Early Times Mint Julep Stakes (Gr. 3)
Ch. Hollywood Wren (4yo, Foolhardy) in the Singapore Airlines International Cup (Gr. 1)

Also Rans:
GCh. El Padrino (5yo, Foolhardy) 7th in an Allowance
Sundial (5yo, Clockstopper) 7th in a claiming race
Ch. Yankee Stadium (5yo, Blue Smoke) 8th in a claiming race
Free-for-all (3yo, Lucky Streak) 8th in an Allowance
Major's Silk (3yo, Major's Flight) 6th in a NW3 Allowance
GCh. Belak (5yo, Formal Occasion) 8th in the Bold Ruler Stakes (Gr. 3)
ICh. Foolin' No One (6yo, Foolhardy) 7th in the Early Times Mint Julep Stakes (Gr. 3)

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Questions / Race Entry Limits
« on: May 16, 2018, 03:28:25 am »
I just had a question out of pure curiosity.

In most Races, each stable is limited to 3 entries. What would happen in the following scenario?

Stable A has a horse, Leased Horse, that they have Leased from Stable B and has entered that horse in a (for arguments sake) Stakes Race. At the same time, Stable B wants to enter 3 horses in the same race. Would they be able to enter all 3?

I know that in the Post Parade, Leased Horse would show up as owned by Stable B and Stable A would only be able to enter a maximum of 2 non-leased horses for that race. Presumably, Stable B would still be able to enter 3 horses in the race (even though the Post Parade would show that they had 4 horses in the race).

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General/Questions / Re: Irish, English, American TC/TT races
« on: May 14, 2018, 09:30:54 pm »
Unfortunately, there will be no Irish TC winner this year. What're My Chances, who won the Irish 2,000 Guineas last week, has not recovered and has an "F" for Energy. We will only have one runner, Glory Honor&Praise, who finished 4th in the Irish 2,000 Guineas, but who has recovered his Energy very quickly..

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