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sjenee
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« on: March 13, 2013, 10:33:54 PM »

I can't math today.  Seriously, I'm completely brain dead right now from a horrid day at work, so I'm trying to figure out how this is possible, or if this is a bug I need to be reporting. 

I was looking at my races for the day and noticed one of my fillies had won her race.  This makes her first win out of three starts (2 as a 2 year old, this was her first this year as a 3 year old).  Aside from this win, she has one 3rd place finish.  As I was looking at her, I looked up at her pedigree and noticed her dam was silver ranked.  Woo!  Right?  So, curious to how many other foals she had who were winners, I clicked on her.  She has 4 foals.  Moonlit Lane, the one who won today, is the only one who's old enough to race yet.  Is it possible for her to already be silver ranked with only one foal racing, and will it change a bit when her brother is able to race?

I'm sure the answer is simple, and probably right in front of my face, but between the bad day I've had and the migraine I've got brewing that I'm trying to ignore, I'm not comprehending it.
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2013, 11:09:55 PM »

Yep. You can't get gold ranked until their foals have run a certain number of races (30 races for mares, 300 for sires). So, I've seen so-called silver-ranked mares whose number rank (e.g. 4.3) has put them in the gold or platinum range off of one stellar foal.
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2013, 09:22:47 AM »

Is it possible for her to already be silver ranked with only one foal racing, and will it change a bit when her brother is able to race?

Yes, and it may just change by her racing more. With 3-1-0-1-0 as a record, that gives the dam a pretty good average for points earned to races run. If Moonlit Lane runs 7 more times and ends up 10-1-0-1-0 then the average goes down. (Likewise, as Cat said, if ML kicks butt and ends up 10-7-2-1-0 the mare could be in the gold-ranking territory as far as points, but she'd need more races from her babies to be gold ranked.)
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2013, 11:41:11 PM »

Ah...k, gotcha.  I kind of figured that was what was going on, but I didn't trust my brain to compute all that with the massive headache I had last night.  Thank y'all!
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