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General/Questions / New stallions for 2023?
« on: November 14, 2018, 03:16:19 pm »
I would love to make a spotlight post featuring new faces entering stud next year. If anyone would love to let me know who you plan on adding to the roster for 2023 (be it right away or a few months in), either post here or pm me if you want it as more of a surprise. I plan on getting fairly in-depth if possible. Also feel free to add any of your own comments you'd like me to include!

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 11/10
« on: November 09, 2018, 05:59:36 pm »
1. Hilarious Caption - Keen Sunshine - Bold Emperor
2. Rivalry - Leather Gloves - Drop of Oil
3. Quibble - Starz Above - Unimpressed
4. Bungled Conquest - Serene Stranger - Dare to Try
5. Only Wonder - Saltwater Taffy - Excellent Star
6. Worlds Away - HollywoodSuperstar - Real Darkness
7. Caballa - Great Shot - Wise Invention
8. Queen of Ireland - Dazzling Star - Lord Excalibur
9. Underhill - Dynamic Wisp - Chilly Myth
10. Forever Heir - Hokitika - Goddess of Forests
11. Vagabond Mist - I'm Not Pouting - Tangy trip
12. Flame Out - Holosuite - Collector's Edition
13. Rosesandwine - Reality - Whimsical War
14. He's Golden - Mixed Partner - To the Pain
15. Forever Vase - Spanish Date - Utsusemi
16. Icefall - Heart of Glory - Sudden Roll
17. Kalina - Gild the Lily - Idol of Babylon
18. Sea Salt - Ebony Dancer - Odd Reaction
19. Cats Eyes - Prosperous - Blameless
20. Delta Queen - Jaded Silk - Babel
21. Level Veil - Bonnie Jean - Corroded Spirit
22. Notta Roan - Goalkeeper - Hardy
23. Memories of Night - Cause to Run - Sworn to Secrecy
24. Honeydew Duke - Aspirations - A Moment in Time
25. Morrigan - LightsCameraAction - Golden Monkey
26. Overjoyed Mind - Tall Gate - Cheerful Mine
27. Ekina - Milky way - King's Landing
28. Kunoichi - Honorable Jumper - Hickety
29. Glossy Top - Rush - Hearts
30. Surprise Filly - Petite Frog - Tart Reaction
31. Allegation  -Jousting - Diamantina Lakes
32. Macaroni Snowbank - Innovation - In the Wind
33. Silent Night - Under Duress - Smoke Rings
34. Silly Impact - Known Ship - Biala
35. Vanbrugh - Old Ease - Southern Suitor
36. Abbadon - Worthy Heir - Standing Fox
37. Private Flight - Fizzing Whizbee - Black Pearl
38. Point Grey - Osgiliath - Higher and Higher
39. One good Turn - Smiling Partner - Ghostly Gift
40. Defender - Dynamic Parabola - Flawless History
41. Lonely Measure - Make Your Own Luck - Emerald City
42. Joyous Iris - Almost Crazy - The Nuts
43. Blushing Leopard - Frail War - Raindrop
44. Astrological - Addicting Verse - Cold Offer
45. Material Mind - Massive Dragon - Languid Direction
46. Diamond in the Sky - Windtalker - Whiskey Night
47. Born Risky - Towering Interest - Mark of a Dancer
48. Cunning Fox - Frankly - Majora's Mask
49. Noiseworks - Sketch - Strider Hiryu
50. Before the Lights - Burnittotheground - Feelin' witty

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General/Questions / Leading 2020 Freshman Stallions
« on: November 08, 2018, 03:39:16 pm »
2020 Freshman Stallions
16 stallions entered stud in 2020. In this post, "Freshman" refers to horses whose first crops turned 2 this year. I will update these statistics when the 2022 racing calendar ends to see how much the numbers have changed.

QUICK STATS
Top 5 Sires By Win %
  • City Upon a Hill: 47.37%
  • Curlin: 45%
  • Black Cherry: 32%
  • Away the Lads: 31.82%
  • Pay the Boatman: 31.82%
*If no RL stallions are counted, then fifth-ranked stallion will be Qaurren at 30.43% winners

Top 5 Sires By Progeny Earnings
  • Quarren: $1,217,300 from 23 starters
  • Black Cherry: $797,300 from 25 starters
  • City Upon A Hill: $364,350 from 19 starters
  • Pay the Boatman: $350,300 from 22 starters
  • Away the Lads: $201,050 from 22 starters

Stallions with Stakes Winners
  • City Upon A Hill: Glass City
  • Black Cherry: Ch. Punch Buggy
  • Pay the Boatman: Lethe
  • Quarren: Ch. Madame Pele

Black Cherry and Quarren are both represented by MSW and G1 winning 2yo’s with Ch. Punch Buggy (Black Cherry), winner of the G1 Visionary S and G2 Todman Slipper Trial, and Ch. Madame Pele (Quarren), winner of the G1 Cheveley Park Stakes, G1 Frizette Stakes, and G2 Best Pal S. For the nitpicky, removing Quarren’s MG1W daughter would reduce his progeny earnings to $284,300. Similarly, removing Punch Buggy would reduce Black Cherry to $265,300. Both would still make the top 5 list.

It is worth noting that Ch. Punch Buggy is the only horse to defeat 2yo sensation GCh. Palermo (Foolhardy), who has won 10 of his 11 starts this year.

QUICK OVERVIEW
  • Of the 16 freshman stallions, only 3 have no winners this year: Glorious Victory, Superdocious, and Sponsored. Glorious Victory has 9 2yo’s but none have started this year, Superdocious has 30 2yo’s with 4 of 16 started foals having placed, and Sponsored has 6 2yo’s with 5 starters, all unplaced.
  • Stallions with SP 2yo’s are Bernardini (Seekers Bay) and Usain Bolt (Lightning Bolt, Can’t Keep Me).
  • Of the top 5 sires by leading win percentage, the cheapest at stud is Pay the Boatman at $2,500, followed by honorary-mention Quarren at $5,000. Leading sire City Upon A Hill stands for $6,000. The most expensive stallions are Sponsored, Curlin and Bernardini at $25,000 each.
  • All leading freshman stallions this year have different sires. Black Cherry is the first and only son of FFCH. High Chances at stud.

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 11/06
« on: November 06, 2018, 04:23:29 pm »
1. Canttrickthistreat - Royal Oak - Cautious Stranger
2. Overkill - Prancing Pony - Aguamenti
3. Tonight We Burn - Vienna's Milano - Major Shot
4. Attaboy - Honorable Rush - Exultant Trail
5. Amusing Spell - Look of Love - Annabel's Treasure
6. Mexican Spice - Seattle Seahawk - Simply Catch Me
7. Sine Metu - Anticipate - Enchante
8. Gunningdownskeptics - Hollywood in Black - District Nine
9. Compass Rose - Speed Factor - Astra Vista
10. Silver Surfer - Sun Also Rises - Space Grey
11. Find Your Zen - Alaska - Arts and Crafts
12. Languid Song - All Snowed In - Take Me to Princes
13. Glass Belle - Troubled Wall - Picts
14. Cease Fire - Lilac Chaser - hEireann Gaoth
15. Sahreen - Fly ina di Sunset - Magic Hour
16. I See Fire - Flaming Flag - Nicoscene
17. Might and Power - Ultimate Craving - Scotch Highball
18. Gold Ring - Sneak Back - Dr. Horrible
19. Milk and Honey - Ephemeral Scraps - Beach Party
20. Altuzarra - Ornithology - Tendresse
21. Godsmack - Cabrette - Once In a Lifetime
22. Eilean Donan - Jinx - Filipendulous
23. Gibraltar Tiger - For Pete's Sake - Warrior's Lady
24. Charmed Cat's Life - Maple Chime - Navy cross
25. Vintage Smoke - Celtic Toy - Serious Holiday
26. Old Picture - Lively Look - Fantastic Money
27. Beyound Time - Joan Watson - Countess Clever
28. Clearly Foolish - Nonchalant Answer - Harvard Star
29. Truly Scrumptious - Best Water - Fleeting Point
30. Hyperzine - Notre Dame - Flaming Direction
31. The Huntress - Gosh Firefly - Hromi Cluster
32. Way With Words - Dazzled Surprise - Prescribe
33. In a Bind - Momentous Dust - Devil Don't Run
34. Drifter - 12th of Never - Mysterious Magic
35. Clue - Glimmer Boy - Lolong
36. Imprint - El Dorado Cinder - Cammando
37. Brookfield - Civil Rights - Distinct View
38. Flint - Brief Scene - Moirai
39. Outrageous Thread - Looper - Wonderful Blush
40. Visable - Violent Minute - Odd Magic
41. Evil Lady - El Trujaman - Grumpy Kitty
42. Indelible - Arabian Knight - ToInfinity&Beyond
43. Free Haven - Heiroglyph - Quaint Friend
44. Posthumous - Handy Bell - Dipsy Hillside
45. Astonishing - Tsundoku - Colossal Honey
46. Rob the Cradle - Savvy Voyage - Foretold
47. Sun Chariot - Graceful Profit - Playmate
48. Local Haunt - Soft North - What a Circus
49. Long Pursuit - Change Up - War Penny
50. Ablative Armour - Jötunheim - Professor Plum

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Questions / 2021 Eclipse winners
« on: November 05, 2018, 04:23:02 pm »
I just realized these haven't been added yet. Possibly near future? (Admittedly asking because I think I had a winner last year and couldn't recall, so went looking lol).

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How'd You Do? / 10/13
« on: October 13, 2018, 02:19:45 pm »
Stakes kids didn't fair too well, but most were 2yo's. Overall 10/17 hit the board!

17(4)-5-2-2(1)-1(1) $186,500

Wins:
Boundless Sleet (2yo, Spock) in a NW2 Allowance and breaks his maiden.
Campfire (4yo, Ring of Fire) in a NW2 Allowance
Highland Formal (4yo, Formal Occasion) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Bolarus IX (3yo, Giant's Causeway) in an Allowance
North Oak lease Oh Dark Hundred (3yo, Eighteen Karat) in a NW2 Allowance

Places:
Martini Night (3yo, Nightfight) in a NW3 Allowance
RC Bee lease Sun Also Rises (2yo, Eighteen Karat) in an Allowance

Shows:
Far Away Home (4yo, Almost Precious) in an Allowance
Tan Profit (3yo, Mr. Prospective) in the Adrian Knox Stakes (Gr. 3)

Fourths:
Deadly Devotion (2yo, Golden Text) in the Astarita Stakes (Gr. 3). Sent home.

Also Rans:
Calling All Souls (2yo, Pay the Boatman) 8th in a NW3 Allowance
Cyrus (2yo, Curlin) 7th in a NW3 Allowance
Pocketfullofembers (2yo, Highland Burning) 6th in a NW3 Allowance. Sent home.
Fayerye (3yo, I'm Your Angel) 6th in a NW2 Allowance
Europa (5yo, Tryst of Fate) 9th in a NW3 Allowance
Worth His Salt (2yo, Candidate) 11th in the Cowdin Stakes (Ungr.). Sent home.
September (2yo, Bellagio) 7th in the Karrakatta Plate (Gr. 2). Sent home.

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General/Questions / Continuing Stallion Spotlights?
« on: October 01, 2018, 09:26:48 pm »
Willa and I have severely derailed on these so I want to take a quick count: do you guys enjoy these? Want to see them return? Things you found useful/want more of/didn't care for/etc.?

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Horses For Sale / Black Storm West Auction
« on: September 24, 2018, 02:29:12 pm »
Some post-summer purging, as I've collected too many horses. Mix of weanlings, yearlings, racehorses of all ages, and broodmares that come in foal. A few reserves, but none over 25k and most are 5k or 10k. No purchasing limits.

Auction begins tomorrow.

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General/Questions / Strike it Rich Retired
« on: September 22, 2018, 02:08:36 pm »
We were saddened to discover the retirement of Strike this morning, having just purchased him in the Mixed Auction a few months ago, but that's the risk you take with such an older horse (and probably why no one else bid, lol). We did manage to squeeze in 11 mares to him before the season ended, so looking forward to those foals. Unfortunately I will need to rethink breeding plans for a dozen or so mares.

Although we only had him for about 3 months, Strike It Rich was active in FF for 16 years, so it feels only right to give him a proper send-off. Bred by Stillwater Farms, he won $2.7 million on the track and won 16 stakes races. At stud, he is currently silver with bronze as damsire. He has produced 8 MSW's and 4 millionaires. Some of his best foals include NCh. Billionaire, GCh. Boundless Train, GCh. Rich Belle, and MG1W/this year's G1 Dubai World Cup winner Ch. Strike It Lucky. He also has a 2yo SW in Ch. Tee En Tee.

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How'd You Do? / 9/15
« on: September 15, 2018, 01:09:17 pm »
13(3)-0-4(1)-2(1)-1 $78,900

Places:
Winter Solstice (5yo, Joyeux Oiseau) in a NW2 Allowance
Spinning Wheel (3yo, Golden Text) in an Allowance
Mrs. Rodriguez (4yo, Joyeux Oiseau) in a NW3 Allowance
RC Bee lease Ch. USS Vengeance (3yo, Galaxy's Zodiac) in the Phar Lap Stakes (Gr. 2)

Shows:
Mia Mia (3yo, Mr. Prospective) in a NW2 Allowance
Tosini (2yo, Simply Heroic) in the Todman Slipper Trial (Gr. 2)

Fourths:
Cider (2yo, French Ruby) in a NW2 Allowance

Fifths:
Ch. Fuurnikazan (5yo, Latino Mix) in an Allowance
Blackberry Wine (2yo, Black Cherry) in a maiden
Terrific Cover (2yo, Lasting Spirit) in the Reisling Slipper Trial (Gr. 2)

Also Rans:
Little Wheel (2yo, Eighteen Karat) 8th in a NW1 Allowance
RC Bee lease Tell Your Story (2yo, Unabridged) 6th in a NW3 Allowance
RC Bee lease Poe Dameron (2yo, Eighteen Karat) 8th in a NW2 Allowance

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 8/29
« on: August 28, 2018, 09:28:35 pm »
1. Ring of Cash - Something Big - Wary Hope
2. Willing Shade - Go Ask Alice - Mischief
3. Lord of Glory - Fuel the Fire - El Dorado Cinder
4. Lisanna - TheDowagerEmpress - Ostara
5. Silver Brigade - Hampton Roads - Bright Glory
6. Daadenning Creek - Saffron - Jazzy Snowbank
7. Forever River - Dear Frost - Temporary Rocket
8. Book of Amun-Ra - Drifting Music - Get Happy
9. Joanna of Naples - Love is Kind - Outlandish
10. Wish You'd Stay - Useful Way - Disco Queen
11. Nanite - Abrupt Fall - Capable Day
12. Wonderful Angle - Rainfall - Hollywood in Black
13. Radio Silence - High Council - King in Waiting
14. Southern Snow - Amorphous Solid - Shy Fuel
15. Flamethrower - Secret Charm - Igneous Mountain
16. Hadrian's Wall - Foolish Frame - Perseids
17. All To Quick - Special Regert - Sweet Rainstorm
18. What's Love - Rainy Swing - Tempt Me
19. Here Comes Trouble - Sun Tan - Ask for Grace
20. Crown Alexandra - Magical Scent - Now You See Me
21. Love In the Night - Nocturnal - Geneva
22. Sea Breeze - Louis Vuitton - Whirlwind Affair
23. Twelve Bar Blues - Bold Invader - Bright Title
24. Flaming Flag - White As Snow - Smaug
25. Twin Towers - A Little Ambition - Let Me Be Frank
26. Royal Demand - Vote of Power - Lonely Measure
27. Valley of Death - Cape Hatteras - Away the Moon
28. Starzen Fourche - Nefelibata - Felix Felicis
29. Chalk Drawings - Modern Silver - On A Promise
30. King of Harvard - Dignity - Kalgoorlie
31. Meant for More - Celtic Rose - Black Orchid
32. Maid Marion - Nonchalant Home - Tour d'Eiffel
33. Jotunheim - Grey Boy - Aggressive Honey
34. Silver Priestess - Simple Cover - Wonder Ridge
35. Little Man - Lancelot - Wide Lace
36. Pantages - Fateful Dreamer - Agreeable Card
37. Aspirations - French Quarter - Honeydew Duke
38. Coastal Guide - Gifted Clover - Long Attempt
39. Brave Highlander - Imperfect Guide - Hidden Paths
40. Just A Little Off - Man of Honor - Power of Three
41. Clan McPeak - Border Marauder - Come Monday
42. Bespeckled - Brazen Hussy - Hollywood Linen
43. Cosmic Scripture - Oak Beach - Chunky's Dream
44. Stormy Price - Carmine - What Did he Say
45. Launch Sequence - Fraggle Rock - Arisad
46. Royal Fool - Come to Be - Dayton Accords
47. Useful Phoenix - King's Guard - Brigadier General
48. Frau Holle - Acdc - Pormpuraaw
49. Thoron Field - Difficult Sky - Justaplayfulsoul
50. Journeyman - Endless Crossing - Silent Night

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How'd You Do? / 8/11
« on: August 11, 2018, 11:34:43 am »
15(4)-3(1)-4(1)-2-1(1) $584,750

Wins:
Premium Ruby (3yo, French Ruby) in a NW1 Allowance / her SC debut. Very happy!
RC Bee lease All of the Lights (4yo, Starzen) in a NW2 Allowance. 2 for 2 this year.
RC Bee lease Crown of Oak (3yo, Changeling) in the Lake Placid Handicap (Gr. 1)

Places:
Successfully claimed Different Cherry (2yo, Mr. Prospective) in a claiming race
Martini Night (3yo, Nightfight) in a NW3 Allowance
North Oak lease Sith Lord (2yo, Chivalry) in an Allowance
Ch. Lord of Misrule (3yo, Long Live The King) in the Sannon's Stakes (Gr. 2)

Shows:
RC Bee lease There Be Dragons (4yo, In The Navy) in a NW2 Allowance
Chief Spy (4yo, Highland Magic) in an Allowance

Fourths:
Ladykiller (2yo, I'm Your Angel) in the Silver Slipper Stakes (Gr. 2)

Fifths:
Pardon My French (2yo, French Ruby) in a NW2 Allowance
Ch. Gwendor (4yo, Invasor) in an Allowance
Rockette (4yo, Rock of Gibraltar) in an Allowance
Roman Crow (3yo, Joyeux Oiseau) in the Albany Stakes (Ungr.)

Also Rans:
Quandary (2yo, Quarren) 8th in a maiden

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / July Handicapping
« on: August 03, 2018, 02:48:06 pm »
Shelbie
Black Storm West

Total Days Handicapped: 2

Win - $250 x 18 = $4500
Place - $100 x 11 = $1100
Show - $50 x 18 = $900
Quinella - $500 x 6 = $300
Trifecta - $1,000 x 7 = $7000

Total: $13,800

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How'd You Do? / 8/1
« on: August 01, 2018, 01:55:45 pm »
13(6)-1(1)-1-5(2)-2(1) $404,550


 Wins:
 Ch. Flaming Key (3yo, Sleipnir) in the Coaching Club American Oaks (Gr. 1). She's now won 3/4 of her starts this year, all stakes!

 Places:
 Aureus Stella (2yo, Eighteen Karat) in a NW2 Allowance

 Shows:
 Spun Glass (2yo, Bellagio) in a claiming race. Claimed by Starfish - good luck with her!
 Mr. Sparkles (4yo, Mr. Townsend) in a NW3 Allowance
 High Proof (4yo, Unabridged) in an Allowance
 Ch. Chortle (3yo, Frankel) in the St. Leger Stakes (Gr. 1)
 Violette (3yo, Unabridged) in the Light Fingers Stakes (Gr. 2)

 Fourths:
 Diamond Thief (5yo, Cool Thief) in an Allowance. Retired to mom duties.
 Ch. Wildwood Flower (5yo, Ring of Fire) in the Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (Gr. 2)

 Also Rans:
 Sun and Steel (2yo, Giant's Causeway) 8th in a maiden
 Jedburgh Abbey (2yo, Worthy Victor) 6th in a maiden
 Ch. Lingerie (3yo, Foolhardy) 6th in the Coaching Club American Oaks (Gr. 1)
 Ch. Imaginary (5yo, Moonopoly) 6th in the King George VI Chase (Gr. 1)

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 7/14
« on: July 13, 2018, 09:20:02 pm »
1. Happy Blush - Bright As Day - Mind Control
2. The Pale Rider - Difficult Limit - Superb Jewel
3. Louisiana Purchase - Brief Scene - Windy Reason
4. Poised Design - Cry to Me - Alleged Quartz
5. Wandering Laugh - Black Lock - Petite Wealth
6. Brave the Stage - Noiseworks - Complex Brick
7. Glistening Number - Glistening Watch - Tropifrench
8. Agent Carter - Dixie Flag - Gorgeous Shimmer
9. Elated Shade - Lancaster - Vagabond Fuel
10. Surmak - CleansUpRealGood - Sedate Ease
11. Wonderful Writer - Gotti's Girl - High Fog
12. Banter - Fresh Clock - Twist of Fate
13. Fantastic Impact - Alert Square - Forever Idea
14. Margiela - Quaint Flag - IamOptimus
15. Woodwind - Chasing Forever - Grish
16. Time To Go - Spiral Teacake - Amusing Protest
17. Burning Reality - Teplanite - Brass Bird
18. Livin' It Up - Rose Thorn - Hushed Beam
19. Kings Treasure - Siege - Irish Lassie
20. Sergeant - Again Please - B'Rel
21. Creature Kingdom - Once Upon A Dream - NoSmokeWithoutFire
22. Highland Dance - I Like To Move It - Cool As a Cucumber
23. Bonnie Jean - Night Kisses - The Last Crusade
24. Dif-tor Heh Smusma - Find the Limit - Golden Tunes
25. Nereid - Coastline - Evil Lady
26. Eisteddfod - Violette - Forever River
27. Cold Chisel - Countess Clever - Capricious Cloth
28. Home Soon - Ginger Tom - Cider
29. Hollywood Summer - Royal Badge - Burning Pleasure
30. Game Piece - Odd Show - Game Player
31. Gloria - Imperfect Guide - Aperitif
32. Joyous Iris - Frontier Show - Burnindownthehouse
33. Wendigo - Dynamic Comfort - Humorous Station
34. Squabble - Wolfsbane - Rio de la Plata
35. Prank You - Nonstop Flight - Fabulous Magic
36. Wary Hope - Confetti - Thunder Rolls
37. Silver Queen - Alleged Devil - Financial Sultan
38. Bruised - One in Fifty - Rumour Flight
39. Femme - Queen Mab - One In a Million
40. Southern Suitor - PartyWithTheDevil - Shallow Voice
41. One to Blame - Gin Rummy - Dizzy Swirl
42. Tiger Eye - Spiritual - Ouevre
43. Braeriach - A ver - Secret Garden
44. Sky High - Lioness - Unstoppable
45. Nicci's Flight - West Ham - Take Me Home
46. Dark Keeper - Somekindawonderful - Dancing Shoes
47. Debatable Streak - Chance of Victory - First Cut
48. Tavana - Victorious Shore - Cat Crossing
49. Arrhythmia - Gorgeous Candle - In Her Stride
50. Written in Snow - Pass the Buck - Fuzzy Square

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