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How'd You Do? / Re: 9/8
« on: September 08, 2018, 12:59:19 pm »
Quite happy with today's results. ^-^

11(2)-3(1)-3-2-1 $145,400

Wins:
Silly Victory (3yo, Lord Nelson) in an Allowance
Princeton (3yo, Joyeux Oiseau) in a Starter Allowance
Amati (4yo, Drum Major) in the Floral Park (Gr. 3)

Places:
Squire (4yo, Long Live The King) in a claiming race
Major Victory (3yo, Major's Flight) in a NW1 Allowance
Ornery Streak (3yo, Lucky Streak) in an Allowance

Shows:
Early Morn (3yo, V is for Victory) in a NW2 Allowance
Previous Leaf (3yo, Broad Account) in a NW1 Allowance

Fourths:
She's Got It (6yo, Mr. Prospective) in a NW2 Allowance

Also Rans:
Gliese (2yo, Prince Of Wonder) 10th in a maiden
Unabridged Heroics (4yo, Unabridged) 7th in the Floral Park (Gr. 3)

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Annual Select Auction / Re: 2022 Annual Select Auction - How'd You Do?
« on: September 05, 2018, 08:25:57 pm »
Didn't get any of my top picks, but I've already got so many horses, I didn't fight too hard for anybody either. Lol. Picked up a few here toward the end though, because I have an unhealthy addiction to buying horses. Paid $25k for each.

The first is Diversion, a 2014 mare by GCh. Highland Laird (S) and Ch. Detour (G). No foals yet, and being raced by Final Furlong, her true running potential is unknown, but if she produces as well as her dam, she'll be well worth the price paid.

Next is Flashy Wish, a 3YO ICh. Sleipnir (B) filly. She's already stakes placed, so should be able to hold her own on the track with some good training.

Last but not least, a weanling colt by ICh. Unabridged (G) and Ch. Behind The Mask (B). Hoping he'll live up to his sire's reputation. For now he's being called Plot Hole.

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How'd You Do? / Re: 9/5
« on: September 05, 2018, 12:13:10 pm »
Bit of a disappointing day, but you can't win 'em all, I guess.

9(1)-1-3-1-1 $49,300

Wins:
NoStringsAttached (3yo, One Lucky Soul) in an Allowance

Places:
Char Do Neigh (3yo, Bellagio) in a NW2 Allowance
Aria (4yo, TakeMeToHollywood) in a NW3 Allowance
Palazzo Pubblico (3yo, Belanso) in a NW1 Allowance

Shows:
Rosearia (2yo, Unabridged) in a NW3 Allowance

Fourths:
Naive Pet (3yo, Gunningdownromance) in a NW1 Allowance

Fifths:
Shadow Gate (2yo, Created) in a NW2 Allowance
Whimsical War (2yo, City Upon a Hill) in a NW3 Allowance

Also Rans:
Ch. Towering Clover (3yo, Edinburgh) 7th in the Woodward Stakes (Gr. 1)

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Questions / Re: Question About Natural Energy
« on: September 04, 2018, 03:12:37 pm »
Lol. On a small budget, that is, indeed, a lot of broodmares.

As for racing vs. farm time, I think everyone has a slightly different approach. I have had success doing what you have suggested with 3 months at the track and 1 at the farm. For a small budget, shipping can get costly, so leaving horses at the track helps cut down on those costs. Some (like myself currently) will ship their horses home for a couple weeks between races. It just ensures their NE is top-notch for every race. But I don't think there's any one "ideal" way to go about it. Just keep them well-trained and don't push them beyond their limits and you should do fine. If you're really curious about how people do things, you can always buy horses from the bigger/most successful stables and look at their workouts and shipping records to get an idea for how they do things. No sense in re-inventing the wheel, as the saying goes.

The number of times you race your horse in a month kinda depends on the horse, but as a general rule, I wouldn't suggest racing them more than twice in a month. And if you do race them more, you'll probably want to send them home to the farm more frequently, as heavy racing can drain a horse's NE very quickly. Also, some horses' performances begin to tank if you race them too often. It really all depends on the quality of your horse.

Edit: I should add that there is a distinct difference between a horse's energy grade in the workouts section and their actual natural energy (NE). The energy grade only means so much.

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General/Questions / Re: How To Train
« on: September 03, 2018, 12:25:33 am »
You're welcome. Glad I could help. ^-^

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General/Questions / Re: How To Train
« on: September 02, 2018, 04:22:56 am »
Jockey weights can be found in the list of jockeys. Just go to Racing --> Jockey List.

As for the comment of "could carry more weight in races," I wouldn't worry too much about it. Mostly, it means what it says, that the horse can carry more weight than it currently carries. This isn't a bad thing. Some races will add weight to try and level the playing field. If a horse can carry more weight, and more weight is added, it should still be able to compete without penalty.

Did a quick search and found this from Shanthi, "It's regarding jockey weight. Nothing you can do, really, as weights get assigned based on what sort of race it is. (However, if you get comments to the effect that your horse can't carry any weight, and s/he is a MSW, you might avoid handicap races where they'll get assigned a higher weight based on their performance.)"

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How'd You Do? / Re: 9/1
« on: September 01, 2018, 01:26:52 pm »
6(2)-1-0-3(1)-0 $42,950

Wins:
Ballot Paper (3yo, Candidate) in a NW2 Allowance

Shows:
Glossy Top (2yo, Spock) in a NW3 Allowance
Free Doll (2yo, Latino Mix) in an Allowance
Archimedes (4yo, Eighteen Karat) in the General Douglas MacArthur (Ungr.)

Fifths:
Fabulous Throne (3yo, Dixie Time) in a NW2 Allowance
Ch. He's Her Knight (5yo, Double Cross) in the General Douglas MacArthur (Ungr.) - I think I need to just give up on this guy as a stakes racer. I didn't run him right as a 2YO and I think that was when he was most capable of winning.

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How'd You Do? / 8/29
« on: August 29, 2018, 12:47:42 pm »
Looks like it was a pretty good day for the 2 year olds.

12(2)-2(1)-1-4(1)-0 $168,000

Wins:
Amusing Spell (2yo, Long Live The King) in a NW1 Allowance
Wry Hope (2yo, Formal Occasion) in the Hopeful Stakes (Gr. 1) - So proud of this boy! Wasn't sure if he was ready for the big leagues yet or not, but clearly he was.

Places:
A Little Ambition (3yo, Almost Precious) in an Allowance

Shows:
Something Big (3yo, Formal Occasion) in a NW1 Allowance
Hollywood In Black (4yo, Nightfight) in a NW3 Allowance
Death Knell (2yo, Aptitude) in a NW3 Allowance
Glass Belle (2yo, Belanso) in the Spinaway Stakes (Gr. 1)

Fifths:
Cape Hatteras (2yo, Deep Impact) in a NW2 Allowance
Magical Boundary (2yo, Galaxy's Zodiac) in a maiden

Also Rans:
Wadi (3yo, Stressed) 7th in a NW1 Allowance
Thick Fiesta (2yo, Hogwarts) 7th in a NW3 Allowance
Complete Pleasure (4yo, Unabridged) 8th in an Allowance

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Questions / Re: Question About Natural Energy
« on: August 27, 2018, 05:37:44 pm »
It is definitely still possible for them to win even if NE is super low. What I've noticed with the horses I've bought is that they start to get really inconsistent more than anything. From what I remember, NE has a small effect on race performance, but its biggest consequence is that it can shorten the career/lifespan of the horse overall. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, though.

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Questions / Re: Question About Natural Energy
« on: August 27, 2018, 03:22:00 pm »
I think my oldest racer is 6. Don't generally have much luck past that, but I've had pretty good luck with several up to 5. And don't forget, if you do end up with more than you can handle, you can always sell or lease.

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Questions / Re: Question About Natural Energy
« on: August 26, 2018, 08:09:06 pm »
I have bought horses who have been at the track for 2-3 years without rest, and it usually takes about a month for them to get back up to racing quality. As long as they get good training and adequate rest thereafter, they ought to serve you well for the rest of their careers without too much time away from the track.

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How'd You Do? / 8/25
« on: August 25, 2018, 12:17:41 pm »
Definitely have had better days, but nice to see a few improvements here and there.

17(1)-2-2(1)-4-2 $133,600

Wins:
Dark Materials (2yo, Ring of Fire) in a maiden
Savvy Voyage (2yo, Sleipnir) in a NW3 Allowance

Places:
Sunset Boulevard (5yo, TakeMeToHollywood) in an Allowance
Luck of the Rose (4yo, High Chances) in the Ballerina Stakes (Gr. 1)

Shows:
Dovahzul (3yo, Belanso) in a NW1 Allowance
Royal Minute (4yo, Lasting Spirit) in an Allowance
Dreaming Out Loud (4yo, Doodles) in an Allowance
Gigantic Clover (3yo, Ring of Fire) in a NW3 Allowance

Fourths:
In Flanders Field (3yo, Long Live The King) in a NW3 Allowance
Break Silence (4yo, What's Your Point) in a NW2 Allowance

Fifths:
Free Haven (3yo, Silver Wizard) in a NW1 Allowance
Make Your Own Luck (3yo, Lucky Streak) in a NW1 Allowance
Regular Profit (2yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in a NW2 Allowance
Bad Blood (3yo, Highland Burning) in a NW2 Allowance

Also Rans:
Magician's Rose (3yo, Magic Glory) 8th in a NW1 Allowance
Pete N Repeat (3yo, Created) 6th in a NW2 Allowance
Slow Tea (2yo, Celtic Star) 10th in a maiden

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How'd You Do? / 8/22
« on: August 22, 2018, 12:14:26 pm »
7(1)-2-0-1(1)-1 $149,450

Wins:
Change Up (4yo, Changeling) in a NW2 Allowance
Undeniable Wish (4yo, As You Wish) in a NW2 Allowance

Shows:
Ch. Fractal (3yo, Changeling) in the Travers Stakes (Gr. 1) - So proud of this girl! Would have loved a win, of course, but 3rd is definitely still a good run with all the competition she was up against.

Fourths:
Soldier Laddie (2yo, Belanso) in a NW1 Allowance

Fifths:
Underwood (3yo, First Born Son) in a NW3 Allowance

Also Rans:
Grateful Stage (2yo, First Born Son) 8th in a NW3 Allowance
Seaburge (3yo, Worth The Wait) 6th in an Allowance

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Questions / Re: Breeders' Series Question
« on: August 21, 2018, 11:22:48 am »
Ohhh, ok. That makes sense. Thanks for the clarification! Guess my ponies will have to wait till next year for a chance at those races. XD

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Questions / Breeders' Series Question
« on: August 20, 2018, 07:03:40 pm »
So, I've been going over all the old posts regarding the Breeders' Series, and I'm still just a tad confused. So, I understand that both the Breeders' Cup and the Breeders' Series require nominations in order for horses to race in them, despite still showing up in the schedule search after checking the "does not require nomination" box. (Bug, maybe?)

The Breeders' Cup is pretty easy to spot in the schedule, but am I understanding right that the Breeders' Stakes races at the end of the year are what make up the Breeders' Series? I noticed nominations for that set of races are required to be submitted in January, and that it seems to only refer to horses you've bred. So I'm guessing horses you didn't breed and who haven't been nominated by their breeders are just out of luck?

These probably all sound like really dumb questions, but I'd appreciate any clarification I can get.

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