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General/Questions / Re: Stallion Watch: Prospects
« on: November 11, 2017, 06:35:07 PM »
ONE DAY I will hopefully have something to post here. lol

How'd You Do? / Re: 11/11
« on: November 11, 2017, 05:52:51 PM »
Not a great day, but happy that I claimed Brand X! Probably going to send the majority of these horses home for the rest of the year and ship back end of December.

7-1-0-2-2 $18,650

Brand X (2yo, Daredevil Dan) in a claiming race

Santero (3yo, Eighteen Karat) in a NW2 Allowance
Light of Eärendil (3yo, Oscillation) in a NW3 Allowance

Ampersand (4yo, Belanso) in an Allowance
Exotic Dancer (4yo, Created) in a NW2 Allowance

Also Rans:
Fiercely (2yo, The Fighting Fifty) 6th in a maiden
Trojan Horse (3yo, Long Live The King) 9th in an Allowance

Stallion Advertising / Re: Black Storm 2022: French Ruby & Yes It's Paddy
« on: November 10, 2017, 03:32:54 AM »
Can I get French Ruby's Mar 2a for my mare Highland Debate?

General/Questions / Re: Breeding matches
« on: November 10, 2017, 01:37:30 AM »
Ahhhh I love this discussion! It's been helpful for me, and it seems I'm on the right track.

I started screening my broodmare herd based on abilities that I hoped might someday help me breed a Derby winner, i.e. speed records over flat Derby-like distances, peaking around age 3, etc. I then try to pair them with a stallion who will enhance these and fill in any gaps (example: a mare that peaked age 2-3 to pair with a stallion who bloomed later like age 3-4).

I hadn't really thought of this! Might need to add on to my broodmare spreadsheet what they did.

Me too and I wish we could search stallions by location!

Yes! I keep some mares in a couple different locations in England & Australia just to tap into those lines. I actually need to send more I think, because right now I have like 1 in ENG and 1 in AUS.

General/Questions / Re: Slacker 2yo, 3yo Hopefuls
« on: November 09, 2017, 07:57:03 PM »
I've had a couple 2yos do well this year, but I really hope they pick up in their 3yo year.

Suvin IV, I paid a lot of money for lolol He's by Nightfight and out of a silver ranked mare, Snowcapped. She has a MSW out of The Black and a MSW out of Nightfight, so I'm hoping to see the same from Suvin!! He did manage a win this year, but has mostly bombed. I've sent him home for the rest of the year.

Louboutin, another horse I paid a lot of money for lolol She's by I'm Not Fool and out of an unranked, but MSW & multi-millionaire mare, Uncharted. She's won twice this year, and I tried her in a few ungraded stakes, but the best she's done was 5th. I'm hoping she'll be an oaks contender next year, and I've already shipped her to Santa Anita to train after have a month or so off.

Rock or Bust, I claimed from Lochiedo earlier this year. He's by Belanso and out of a Platinum mare, A Rare Beauty. She has a MSW by Giant's Causeway. He's raced pretty often this year, so he's spent most of his time with me at home.

Emoji, is another claimer from earlier this year. I'm really excited about him because he's half to GCh. Zadar. He's favored 2nd this year, so let's hope he gets better!

Stiletto, I bought from the yearling auction last year and has been a pretty consistent runner. She's already won twice this year. She's out of a silver ranked mare, who has a SP foal by What's Your Point.

Hollywood Linen, since I missed a chance to breed one of my mares to Foolhardy, I was really excited to claim this guy. He's the only foal out of an unranked mare, but her dam is Gold ranked, so hoping she's a good producer! He's won twice this year, and came in 5th in an ungraded stakes.

Okay so this list isn't totally all my "slackers" just more the ones I'm excited about. I noticed going through my 2yos that not all of them actually suck! hahaha
I have a few more I may add later.

@Hilda, I put in a claim for Rodarte! So jealous haha

Shelbie, Added!

We have added Blue Smoke to our line up!

General/Questions / Breeding matches
« on: November 09, 2017, 01:07:42 AM »
So in light of Shelbie's "let's get the board more active" post, I'd like to pick people's brains about how they select which stallions to breed their mares to.

I'm a newbie, and while I did search the forums extensively in my research, I'm still not entirely sure what changes may or may not have been made. (Because impossible to keep up with those since this game started)

Right now, I've kind of been relying on what my broodmares have produced previously. So if they have a foal that was a winner/stakes winner/MSW/etc from a certain stud, I go there first. Sometimes that leads me to a dead end (retired stallion/no stud qualified offspring, etc), which leaves me with little ideas what to do.

One thing I did do for the mares I bred this year (for a 2022 foal) was look up mares from the same sire as my mare, and see what they well crossed with.

I don't expect deep dark breeding matching secrets to be revealed but some guidance would be amazing! I made a small spreadsheet of my mares and their racing preferences (if any) and if they had a SW/MSW by a certain stud. This has helped if I'm familiar some studs, but after buying 3 yearlings from Sunday Paper and finding out he's a later blooming SC guy, I obviously have a TON to learn LOL (Also, not complaining because I don't mind waiting with the 2yos but ahaha had I known, maybe I wouldn't have bought 3!)

Any tips?

Weekly Picks/Handicapping / Re: 11/08
« on: November 08, 2017, 01:52:02 PM »
Wins: 250 x 7 = $1750
Places: 100 x 6 = $600
Shows: 50 x 6 = $300
Quinellas: 500 x 4 = $2000
Trifectas: 1000 x 5 = $5000
Total: $9650

How'd You Do? / Re: 11/8
« on: November 08, 2017, 01:36:55 PM »
6-1-0-2-1 $36,150

Decent day, but sending a chunk more home.

Santa Claus (3yo, Gilded Saint) in a NW3 Allowance

Southern Warrior (4yo, Black Warrior) in an Allowance
Red Sky Warning (3yo, In The Navy) in a NW2 Allowance

Pop Champagne (2yo, Void) in a NW3 Allowance

Stiletto (2yo, All Jazzed Up) in a NW3 Allowance

Also Rans:
This Is War (4yo, Call To War) 7th in an Allowance

Weekly Picks/Handicapping / Re: 11/08
« on: November 08, 2017, 01:07:20 AM »
Race #1: Up and Up - Wise Invention - Gifted News
Race #2: Barrister - Edos - He's Golden
Race #3: Destiny's Riot - Beautiful Debate - Zippy Zack
Race #4: Wish on a Rainbow - Callgirl - High Tide
Race #5: Stiletto - Cabaret - Gheerulla
Race #6: Furtive - Late Profit - Dreamfield
Race #7: Pop Champagne - Lady Sybil - Anger Management
Race #8: X Caliber = Too Much Gin - Jet Haze
Race #9: Classical Luck - Secret Morning - Devil’s Moon
Race #10: Seaburge - Piranha - Allegation
Race #11: Valiente -Fury Order - Worthless Care
Race #12: Amaze - Striving - Wake Up Jeff
Race #13: Falkirk - Chortle - Thick Space
Race #14: Fleet Kitten - Lasting Faith - Sedate Station
Race #15: Almost a Gentleman - Matching Strides - Alydar’s Glory
Race #16: Silverlode - Crowning Victory - Oak Beach
Race #17: Antionette De - Indian Warrior - Golden Stopper
Race #18: Nikody - Southern Warrior - Crucifix
Race #19: Broadway Bound - Final Hope - Final Ferris
Race #20: Matchmaker - Sweet Ginger Brew -
Race #21: Radiant - Tutankhamun - Smoked Out
Race #22: Gibraltar Tiger - Navy Mountain - Stalking
Race #23: Heartlines - M'Pella - Chunky's Dream
Race #24: Flood Lights - Waltzing Matilda - Sahreen
Race #25: Charlotte’s Web - Tears of a Monarch - Caravan
Race #26: Altuzarra - Wild Inferno - Red Sky Warning
Race #27: Dark Queen - Whyouask - Chilly Presence
Race #28: Kiss of the Zodiac - Wild Aptitude - Visable
Race #29: Cause to Run - Classic A Given - Heaven’s Gate
Race #30: Theragen - Wit Beyond Measure - Wonderful Writer
Race #31: Museum - Incumbent - Western Debt
Race #32: Only Ruler - I Wish I May - Chasing Fame
Race #33: Easy Drum - Round We Go - Lasting Shadow
Race #34: Fighting Irish - Ice Cream Sunday - Forget to Smoke
Race #35: Nyx - Zip It - GuessI’mJustLucky
Race #36: Minor North - Adamant Bubble - Fai D Flowright
Race #37: Benaren - First Seal - Frankly
Race #38: Learned Fan - Deliver the Storm - House of Cards
Race #39: Fantoche - Heaven’s Shore - Lonesome Valley
Race #40: Say As I Do - Catch a Ride - Useful Judgement
Race #41: Deadly Dream - What About Bob - Hitman
Race #42: Poised Iris - Illustrious -Resonance
Race #43: Treasure Hunt - Stuck On You - Alpha Quadrant
Race #44: Almost Fizzy - Beach Party - Dynamo
Race #45: Devil’s Baby Doll - Drifting Voyager - Sorry
Race #46: Worthy Image - Waiting For Night - Belaxine
Race #47: Tottenham Dancer - Sugarfoot - Easy Oscillation
Race #48: Havelock Prince - Cherries Jubilee - Pepper Road
Race #49: Fleeting Wish - Prince of Spurs - Runaway
Race #50: Lover’s Duel - Unbreakable Vow - Dotted Experiment

General/Questions / Re: New for 2022?
« on: November 07, 2017, 06:43:58 PM »
Not sure if we can have him as we've had Candy Ride (sire) and Giant's Causeway (damsire).

Oh haha yeah I'm not entirely sure how adding new RL studs goes, so just ignore me LOL

General/Questions / Re: New for 2022?
« on: November 07, 2017, 01:30:55 PM »
Well, from what I heard it looks like Gun Runner will retire after the Pegasus World Cup! I'd love to see him here!

Weekly Picks/Handicapping / Re: 11/04
« on: November 04, 2017, 02:33:54 PM »
Wins: 250 x 14 = $3500
Places: 100 x 5 = $500
Shows: 50 x 8 = $400
Quinellas: 500 x 4 = $2000
Trifectas: 1000 x 3 = $3000
Total: $9400

How'd You Do? / Re: 11/4
« on: November 04, 2017, 02:10:27 PM »
Great day for me!
Shelbie convinced me to enter Dragon Emperor in a stakes race, so of course he's the only horse today that didn't get 1st or 2nd.

8(1)-4-3-0-0 $129,500

Sunad (2yo, All Jazzed Up) in a NW2 Allowance
Hollywood Linen (2yo, Foolhardy) in a NW2 Allowance
Typeface (4yo, Mr. Townsend) in a NW3 Allowance
On A Jet Plane (3yo, Gotta Go) in a NW2 Allowance

No Looking Back (5yo, Mr. Prospective) in a NW3 Allowance
Oakenshield (3yo, Ring of Fire) in a NW3 Allowance
Bravo Echo Foxtrot (3yo, Black Warrior) in an Allowance

Dragon Emperor (3yo, Eighteen Karat) in the Red Smith Stakes (Gr. 2)

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