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Annual Mixed Auction / Re: Mixed Auction 2021?
« on: May 26, 2018, 06:49:42 pm »

How'd You Do? / Re: 5/26
« on: May 26, 2018, 04:31:02 pm »
Ok day.

Cool Thunder (2yo, Golden Text) in a NW3 Allowance. He’s now 2 from 2.

Good Riddance (2yo, AndLikeThatHesGone) in a NW3 Allowance

Sweet Pea (4yo, Sneak Peek) in a NW1 Allowance
Fremantle (4yo, Foolhardy) in a claiming race. Claimed from Locheido as a future brood prospect (like we really need more of those!)
Ch. Fortuitous (4yo, Foolhardy) in the King's Stand Stakes (Gr. 2). His best placing in a while.

Also Rans:
Wreckless (3yo, Daredevil Dan) 6th in an Allowance

How'd You Do? / Re: 5/23
« on: May 23, 2018, 01:09:29 pm »
Really pleased with everyone today, even the babies did well. Carrots all round this evening.

Margiela (3yo, I'm No Fool) in a NW1 Allowance
Primed (4yo, Spock) in a NW3 Allowance
Careful Memory (4yo, To Die For) in an Allowance
Travinator (3yo, Point Given) in a NW3 Allowance

Verdigris (2yo, Bellagio) in a NW1 Allowance
Quibble (2yo, Quarren) in the Norfolk Stakes (Gr. 3)

Ostara (2yo, Hogwarts) in a NW3 Allowance
Dazzling Shade (4yo, Bellagio) in an Allowance

Quaint (2yo, Quarren) in the Queen Mary Stakes (Gr. 3)

Quarrelsome (2yo, Quarren) in the Coventry Stakes (Gr. 3)

Anything Goes / Re: Preakness Stakes 2018 (May 19)
« on: May 20, 2018, 12:55:04 pm »
We haven’t had an English TC winner in RL since 1970, when Nijinsky won. Sea The Stars won the first two legs but didn’t contest the St Leger. Camelot came closest in 2012 wining the first two legs and finishing 2nd in the St Leger behind Encke. There’s already talk that this year’s 2000 Guineas winner, Saxon Warrior, could be a TC horse. It would be amazing if we finally have another TC winner here.

Anything Goes / Re: Preakness Stakes 2018 (May 19)
« on: May 20, 2018, 06:30:42 am »
Glad he managed to do it, he looked very sore after the Derby. Let’s hope he can do the TC.

General/Questions / Re: Play Those Tunes
« on: May 19, 2018, 04:30:03 am »
Sorry for your loss.

How'd You Do? / Re: 5/16
« on: May 16, 2018, 09:29:17 pm »
Bit hit and miss.

Showman (2yo, Mr. Prospective) in a NW2 Allowance
Lumiere (3yo, Long Live The King) in a maiden
Fighting Irish (4yo, Nightfight) in an Allowance

Night Of Magic (4yo, Nightfight) in a NW3 Allowance

Justified (4yo, Nightfight) in a NW3 Allowance
Illustrious (4yo, Magic Glory) in an Allowance
Lili Wen (3yo, Mr. Prospective) in a NW2 Allowance
Altuzarra (4yo, I'm No Fool) in the Jubilee Handicap (Ungr.)

Inkling (2yo, Chivalry) in a claiming race
Eilean Donan (3yo, Edinburgh) in a NW2 Allowance

Also Rans:
Ambition (4yo, High Chances) 7th in the Jubilee Handicap (Ungr.)

How'd You Do? / 5/12
« on: May 12, 2018, 11:41:40 am »
Most of the Stakes ponies bombed but thrilled to see Tombstone win the 1000 Guineas - our first English Classic winner  :D

Zip It (4yo, Strider) in a NW3 Allowance
RockPaperScissors (3yo, Sunday Paper) in a NW1 Allowance
Lostintranslation (3yo, Candidate) in a NW2 Allowance
Tombstone (3yo, Ring of Fire) in the One Thousand Guineas (Gr. 1)

Ch. Smaug (5yo, Highland Magic) in an Allowance

Magnetic Scene (3yo, AndLikeThatHesGone) in a claiming race
Sweet Pea (4yo, Sneak Peek) in a NW1 Allowance

Darkness Falls (4yo, Candidate) in an Allowance
To Dare Is To Do (3yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in the Two Thousand Guineas (Gr. 1)

Also Rans:
All Hallows' Eve (3yo, Nightfight) 6th in the Bouwerie (Ungr.)
City of Gold (3yo, Golden Text) 8th in the Bouwerie (Ungr.)
April Fools' Day (3yo, Candidate) 8th in the Matt Winn Stakes (Ungr.)
FightFireWithFire (4yo, Ring of Fire) 7th in the Very One Stakes (Ungr.)
Antarctica (3yo, High Chances) 9th in the Two Thousand Guineas (Gr. 1)
Saghi (3yo, Lucky Streak) 9th in the One Thousand Guineas (Gr. 1)

Foaling Barn / Re: Black Storm West 2022 Foals
« on: May 12, 2018, 06:50:48 am »
Great name!

Foaling Barn / Re: Generous’ Foals 2022
« on: May 10, 2018, 07:09:38 pm »
Disappointing day as we lost an anticipated foal this morning and have had to retire the mare as well, on veterinary advice. Two other healthy foals though - excuse the unimaginative names, the ideas pot seems to have run dry.

GCh. Mantle of Power (B) x Ch. Devils Grace - NCh. Devil May Care (S)
9.0h black filly

Stillborn filly
WCh. Sionnach x NCh. Fingerprints (S) - Rainbow Quest (S)
1/2 sister to Ch. Insider, Ch. Putitonmyaccount, Walk on Stars

FFCh. Black Cherry x Starz Crossing - GCh. Street Wise (B)
8.1h black colt

36 Colts | 30 Fillies | 3 Stillborn

How'd You Do? / Re: 5/9
« on: May 09, 2018, 06:45:33 pm »
Wreckless (3yo, Daredevil Dan) in a NW2 Allowance
Foolish Ball (5yo, Express Yourself) in a maiden
RingOfBrightWater (4yo, Ring of Fire) in an Allowance

Shy Owl (3yo, Blue Smoke) in a Starter Allowance
Three Times Lucky (4yo, Lucky Streak) in an Allowance

Talented Fox (3yo, Nightfight) in a NW2 Allowance
Margiela (3yo, I'm No Fool) in a NW2 Allowance

Silly Fuel (3yo, Deep Impact) in a Starter Allowance
A Daring Defiance (3yo, Major's Flight) in a claiming race

Ballot Paper (3yo, Candidate) in a claiming race

Also Rans:
Lonesome Magic (3yo, First Born Son) 6th in the Irish One Thousand Guineas (Gr. 1)
Open Riddle (4yo, Sneak Peek) 6th in a maiden

General/Questions / Re: Irish, English, American TC/TT races
« on: May 09, 2018, 02:29:32 pm »
I'm asking what it is in FF, since the Irish 2000 was today but the English 2000 is this Saturday (vs RL English 2000 being last week and Irish 2000 in ~2 weeks). Since I saw the Irish Derby is 7 days after the Irish 2000 Guineas in FF, but the Oaks is over a month after the Irish 1000 Guineas, I wasn't sure what the official series are in FF -- giving the boys 7 days vs. the girls 5ish weeks seems more than a little off, lol.

Ah l, I see. Well, it’d be the same races as in real life just at funny times! We only have a few FF races in Ireland but the FF English season is too short to realistically match the RL version so I guess they have to be squeezed in where possible.

General/Questions / Re: Irish, English, American TC/TT races
« on: May 09, 2018, 01:47:31 pm »
English and Irish TC consist of 2000 Guineas (mile) Derby (mile and a half) and St Leger (mile and three quarters).

The English TC is only open to 3yos, the Irish St Leger is also open to older horses. English 2000 was last weekend, Irish 2000 is usually two weeks later. English Derby is 2nd June, the Irish equivalent is the 30th (I think, that weekend at least). English St Leger usually early September, Irish equivalent mid-Spetember. Fillies are broadly similar the 1000 Guineas races run on the same weekend as the colts’ race. English Oaks is the day before the Derby but the Irish Oaks 2-3 weeks after the colts race. There’s no “filly only” version on the St Ledger - the Fillies’ TC includes the St Ledger as it does for colts.

Foaling Barn / Re: Black Storm West 2022 Foals
« on: May 08, 2018, 04:15:48 pm »
Love the name Vermillion.

Foaling Barn / Re: Starfish Stables Foals - 2022
« on: May 08, 2018, 04:15:22 pm »
Love the name.

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