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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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General/Questions / Re: Leading 2020 Freshman Stallions
« on: November 14, 2018, 03:14:55 pm »
*Just realized I titled this 2023 Freshman Stallions. Corrected.

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How'd You Do? / Re: 11/14
« on: November 14, 2018, 01:52:34 pm »
9 out and none worse than 3rd! We really liked 2nd. Very happy overall.

9(2)-1-6(2)-2-0 $123,000

 Wins:
 Highland Formal (4yo, Formal Occasion) in an Allowance

 Places:
 Ch. Devil Dandy (5yo, Foolhardy) in an Allowance
 Hard Candy (3yo, Worthy Victor) in an Allowance
 Ch. Seductive Prince (6yo, Prince Of Wonder) in a claiming race
 Great Unknown (4yo, Blue Smoke) in a Starter Allowance
 Ch. Decorated (4yo, In The Navy) in the Stuyvesant Stakes (Gr. 3)
 Ch. Lord of Misrule (3yo, Long Live The King) in the Labour Day Cup (Gr. 3)

 Shows:
 Sun and Steel (2yo, Giant's Causeway) in a NW1 Allowance
 Ch. Fuurnikazan (5yo, Latino Mix) in an Allowance

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Famous Races/Horses / Re: Japan Cup (Nov. 25)
« on: November 12, 2018, 02:25:08 pm »
Japan Cup is the same surface and distance as Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. So, is Ch. Autumn Red coming, @Shelbie ? The real life Arc winner Enable has just won Breeders' Cup Turf, so she's having some rest now.

Nope, Autumn Red is taking a breather for the rest of the year. :) I do have 2 aimed for the race, though:

Ch. Marchioness just won the G1 BC Filly & Mare Turf, and she ran 2nd in this year's G1 Irish Derby at 12f so I know she can get the Japan Cup distance.

More of a longshot is Caleuche who was 3rd last out in the G3 Hill Prince Stakes. He hasn't gone beyond 10f before but I think he'll like the extra distance. Also helps he hasn't raced since June, so he should be raring to go.

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Annual Foal Auction / Re: 2021 Auction?
« on: November 11, 2018, 01:58:34 pm »
Almost time to spend more money? ;)

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / Re: 11/06
« on: November 10, 2018, 10:52:08 pm »
Win - $250 x 9 = $2250
Place - $100 x 7 = $700
Show - $50 x 6 = $300
Quinella - $500 x 5 = $2500
Trifecta - $1,000 x 1 = $1000

Total: $6750

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How'd You Do? / Re: 11/10
« on: November 10, 2018, 01:51:55 pm »
Time to start sending kids home for the winter.

9(1)-2-2-1-1 $87,000

Wins:
Ch. Sea Salt (4yo, Rock of Gibraltar) in an Allowance by 3 lengths. Happy to see her return to the winner's circle!
Hot Heiress (3yo, Joyeux Oiseau) in an Allowance

Places:
Keen Sunshine (2yo, Dixie Time) in a claiming race
Dynamic Wisp (3yo, Eighteen Karat) in a NW3 Allowance

Shows:
Only Wonder (5yo, Prince Of Wonder) in a NW3 Allowance

Fourths:
Icefall (4yo, Brigade) in an Allowance

Fifths:
Chief Spy (4yo, Highland Magic) in the Long Island Stakes (Gr. 2) for sale

Also Rans:
RC Bee lease Mimosa Sangria (2yo, Sunday Paper) 7th in a NW1 Allowance
Egg Roll (2yo, French Ruby) 9th in a maiden

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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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How'd You Do? / Re: 11/7
« on: November 07, 2018, 02:25:11 pm »
Very happy for Local Haunt's win! 16 out and 12 hit the board.

16(2)-5(1)-5-2-0 $242,750

 Wins:
 Exultant Trail (2yo, Silver Wizard) in a NW2 Allowance / broke her maiden
 RC Bee lease Sun Also Rises (2yo, Eighteen Karat) in a NW3 Allowance
 All Snowed In (5yo, All Jazzed Up) in a NW3 Allowance
 Celtic Toy (3yo, Giant's Causeway) in an Allowance
 Ch. Local Haunt (3yo, Mr. Townsend) in the Queensland Stakes (Gr. 2)

 Places:
 Tonight We Burn (4yo, French Ruby) in a NW2 Allowance
 Ch. Jinx (3yo, Giant's Causeway) in an Allowance
 RC Bee lease Ch. Maple Chime (5yo, Tiznow) in an Allowance
 Notre Dame (3yo, V is for Victory) in a NW3 Allowance
 Ch. Grumpy Kitty (4yo, Magic Cross) in a Starter Allowance

 Shows:
 Bravo Worthy (4yo, Worth The Wait) in a NW3 Allowance
 Tendresse (4yo, Dark Continent) in an Allowance

 Fifths:
 Ch. Glory Boy (5yo, Chivalry) in an Allowance
 Dr. Horrible (4yo, Dr. Evil) in an Allowance
 RC Bee lease Joan Watson (2yo, Eighteen Karat) in a maiden

 Also Rans:
 Playmate (2yo, Demand the Best) 7th in the Tempted Stakes (Gr. 3)

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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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General/Questions / Re: Continuing Stallion Spotlights?
« on: November 06, 2018, 02:18:16 pm »
Willa and I are working on a few new posts to get this back on track! In additional to the Stallion Spotlights, we will take a look at this year's leading 2yo's, comparing freshman sires, and highlighting upcoming new stallions for 2023 (that we are aware of). When the new year rolls around we will try and tackle broodmare as well as stallion spotlights.

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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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General/Questions / Re: New famous stallions in 2023?
« on: November 05, 2018, 01:58:55 pm »
I don't mind Gun Runner's connections since Candy Ride was active in FF for only one season.

Then I am very much on board to bring in a Candy Ride son! I'll even withdraw my proposal for Mind Your Biscuits to back up Gun Runner. :D

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General/Questions / Re: New famous stallions in 2023?
« on: November 04, 2018, 10:52:26 pm »
Would love to see Gun Runner in the game. Justify, too. I thought Mind Your Biscuits was still running? Or does that matter?

I'm 99% sure he was only to race through this year because Shadai bought the stud rights and he's off to Japan for 2019. Gun Runner I don't think we could have since we had his sire and damsire both in FF. Justify I'd be sidestepping for personal reasons, but we only had his damsire in game.

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