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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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How'd You Do? / Re: 6/20
« on: June 21, 2018, 09:16:34 pm »
Thrilled with GCh. Fool To Be Smokin's win in the G1 Stephen Foster. His 8th SW and he is already Stud-Qualified. Also had 2nd & 4th in the same race. In addition,  Beyond the Void's 4th in the G1 Middle Park bodes well for the future.

6(6)-1(1)-1(1)-0-2(2) $687,500

b]Wins:[/b]
GCh. Fool To Be Smokin' (4yo, Foolhardy) in the Stephen Foster Stakes (Gr. 1)

Places:
Ch. Oedipus Rex (6yo, Unabridged) in the Stephen Foster Stakes (Gr. 1)

Fourths:
Ch. Admiral Al (4yo, In The Navy) in the Stephen Foster Stakes (Gr. 1)
Beyond the Void (2yo, Void) in the Middle Park Park Stakes (Gr. 1)

Also Rans:
Coco's Flight (3yo, Major's Flight) 7th in the Brooklyn Handicap (Gr. 2)
NCh. Franco Classico (6yo, I'm A Classic) 12th in the Brooklyn Handicap (Gr. 2)

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How'd You Do? / Re: 6/16
« on: June 17, 2018, 02:49:08 am »
I had another "raceday" today, with my dog and a friend! We participated in a dog trekking event and we had great fun although we were the "also rans" there
But not the last ones of them!!

I'm sure you weren't the last ones. I think almost all of my runners today finished behind you!!!

8(8)-0-1(1)-0-1(1) $27,750

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How'd You Do? / Re: 6/13
« on: June 13, 2018, 07:16:44 pm »
22(22)-4(4)-3(3)-1(1)-1(1) $887,750

Not great in quantity, but definitely in quality. 4 winners, all SW including 2 G1W.  We did get our 8th Classic winner of the year.

b]Wins:[/b]
Ch. Stealth Mode (3yo, Major's Flight) in the Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap (Gr. 3) - Her 3rd win in a row and 2nd SW.
Ledgendary Fortune (3yo, Major's Flight) in the Northern Dancer Stakes (Ungr.) - Pleasant surprise as he was the least favored of our runners in this race (at least in our opinion).
Ch. Charlotte Victory (3yo, Worthy Victor) in the Irish Oaks Stakes (Gr. 1) - 4th in the Irish 1,000 Guineas, behind stable companion Secret Victor (who was only 7th in this race).
NCh. Gaudy Night (7yo, Prince Of Wonder) in the The Grand National (Gr. 1) - 2nd win in this race and just needs one more SW of any grade to become Stud-Qualified (see thread on this race on the Forum).

Places:
Ch. Waltzing Matilda (5yo, I'm A Classic) in the Statue of Liberty (Ungr.)
Ch. Born Risky (3yo, First Born Son) in the Northern Dancer Stakes (Ungr.)
Infamous (3yo, Blue Smoke) in the Irish Oaks Stakes (Gr. 1)

Shows:
GCh. Unbreakable Vow (5yo, Secretsarebound) in the Statue of Liberty (Ungr.)

Fourths:
Ch. Jump Jive 'N' Wail (4yo, Stressed) in the The Grand National (Gr. 1)

Fifths:
Ch. Mexican Spitfire (3yo, First Born Son) in the Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap (Gr. 3)
Ch. Invidium (4yo, Spock) in the True North Breeders' Cup (Gr. 2)

Also Rans:
Ch. Barash (4yo, Belanso) 10th in the Statue of Liberty (Ungr.)
Ch. Best Crystal (3yo, Demand the Best) 7th in the Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap (Gr. 3)
Bareil (4yo, Belanso) 7th in the True North Breeders' Cup (Gr. 2)
Ch. StarCraft Wishes (4yo, As You Wish) 8th in the True North Breeders' Cup (Gr. 2)
Firstround'sonme (3yo, First Born Son) 7th in the Riva Ridge Breeders' Cup (Gr. 2)
Hymnal (3yo, Animal Kingdom) 10th in the Riva Ridge Breeders' Cup (Gr. 2)
Ch. Weapon (3yo, Lucky Streak) 9th in the Riva Ridge Breeders' Cup (Gr. 2)
Blue Topaz (3yo, In The Navy) 10th in the Northern Dancer Stakes (Ungr.)
Ch. Secret Victor (3yo, Worthy Victor) 7th in the Irish Oaks Stakes (Gr. 1)
Beach Baby (2yo, Away The Lads) 7th in the Ascot Fillies Mile (Gr. 1)
Ch. Magical Scent (4yo, Foolhardy) 6th in the The Grand National (Gr. 1)

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Thanks.

His record in this race is 2019 (1st), 2020 (3rd), 2021 (4th) and 2022 (1st), so he seems to like this race. Hopefully, we'll be able to get him the last SW he needs to become Stud-Qualified, in which case he will go to Stud next year.

Not bad for a horse who's first ever win was in a $30,000 Claiming race, nearly four years ago, and we were lucky that he went unclaimed then. He was a $5,000 purchase from Cricket Hill as a yearling and is named after a horse that my family owned in Jamaica about 40 years ago.


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How'd You Do? / Re: 6/9
« on: June 09, 2018, 09:14:33 pm »
14(13)-4(4)-1(1)-2(2)-3(3) $1,569,250

Good day, with wins in both the G1 Epsom Oaks and G1 Belmont Stakes. Our 6th & 7th Classic winners of the year.

Wins:
Ch. Mother Teresa (3yo, Gilded Saint) in the Just A Game Breeders' Cup (Gr. 3)
Ch. Dif-tor Heh Smusma (4yo, Major's Flight) in the Cab Calloway (Ungr.)
Ch. Causin' Mischeif (3yo, Spock) in the Epsom Oaks Stakes (Gr. 1)
Clicker Lab lease Ch. Bong Bong Bong (3yo, Nightfight) in the Belmont Stakes (Gr. 1)

Places:
Ch. Vigilante Justice (5yo, Take Me Away) in the Cab Calloway (Ungr.)

Shows:
Hi Fi (4yo, Magic Glory) in the Cab Calloway (Ungr.)
Ch. Streaky Player (3yo, Lucky Streak) in the Epsom Oaks Stakes (Gr. 1)

Fourths:
Ch. Honey's Victory (3yo, Worthy Victor) in the Epsom Derby Stakes (Gr. 1)
Voldemort is Dead (3yo, Magic Glory) in the Epsom Oaks Stakes (Gr. 1)
Ch. Bele (3yo, Highland Magic) in the Belmont Stakes (Gr. 1)

Fifths:
Ch. Casa de Victor (3yo, Worthy Victor) in the Epsom Derby Stakes (Gr. 1) - Disappointing performance from our 2,000 Guineas winner. He seems to be an all-or-nothing type with 5 wins and 4 unplaced in his 9 races. I guess today was a "nothing" day for him.

Also Rans:
Pseudo Echo (2yo, Candidate) 6th in an Allowance
Ch. Worthy Endeavor (3yo, Worthy Victor) 6th in the Epsom Derby Stakes (Gr. 1)
Ch. Victor's Podium (3yo, Worthy Victor) 8th in the Belmont Stakes (Gr. 1) - Our Preakness winner. The first time he has finished off-the-board.

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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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