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Foaling Barn / Re: Black Storm West 2022 Foals
« on: May 20, 2018, 03:27:48 pm »
FINITE INCANTATEM, 8.2h chestnut filly
NCh. Hogwarts x Easy Senora (B) - Easy Goer (B)
Named for a counter spell in the Harry Potter universe. She is half to SP's Snow Garden and Trinary Star. Easy Senora will visit Nobly Regal next.

34 Colts | 31 Fillies | 2 Stillborn | 1 Mare Retired | 1 Mare Death -- 19 due

How'd You Do? / Re: 5/19
« on: May 19, 2018, 01:34:14 pm »
Well, no TC for Final Furlong this year! It was hoping for a lot on such a quick turn. Day overall wasn't too bad, though.

21(7)-2-3(2)-6(1)-3 $337,200

 Yves Saint Laurent (3yo, I'm No Fool) in a NW2 Allowance. Finally broke that maiden!
 Boiling Over (3yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in an Allowance.

 Guess Again (4yo, Bellagio) in a claiming race and stays home. For sale.
 Spinning Wheel (3yo, Golden Text) in the St. James' Palace Stakes (Gr. 1).
 Flaming Key (3yo, Sleipnir) in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (Gr. 1).

 Cobblestone (2yo, Last For More) in a NW1 Allowance.
 Lancaster (2yo, Unabridged) in a NW1 Allowance.
 Winter Solstice (5yo, Joyeux Oiseau) in a NW2 Allowance.
 Second Snowbank (3yo, What's Your Point) in a NW3 Allowance. For sale.
 Power of Three (3yo, Count Me In) in a NW3 Allowance.
 Harken (3yo, Worth The Wait) in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (Gr. 1). Very proud of this girl; she was 2nd in the KY Oaks and now 3rd in the Susan. Not sure if she'll be given a breather or head to the final TC race.

 Blackberry Wine (2yo, Black Cherry) in a NW2 Allowance.
 Wary Hope (3yo, Dark Demand) in a maiden.
 Happy Wisp (3yo, Yes It's Paddy) in a claiming race and stays home. For sale.

 Wildling (3yo, Changeling) in a NW2 Allowance. Sent home.
 Magical Me (2yo, Hogwarts) in a NW3 Allowance.
 Ch. Glory Boy (5yo, Chivalry) in an Allowance. Sent home.
 Ch. Downfall (3yo, V is for Victory) in the Sir Barton Stakes (Ungr.).
 Ch. Fivel (3yo, Foolhardy) in the Preakness Stakes (Gr. 1). Was hoping for more. Probably going to skip to the Belmont. We may be a sprinter.

 Also Rans:
 Ch. J. Alfred Prufrock (5yo, I'm No Fool) 9th in the Ascot Gold Cup (Gr. 1).
 Ch. Local Haunt (3yo, Mr. Townsend) 7th in the Preakness Stakes (Gr. 1). Will be sent home to rest. No Belmont for us.

General/Questions / Re: Stallion Spotlight June I: Silver Wizard
« on: May 18, 2018, 02:39:40 pm »
I have a yearling and a pair of 2yo's: one is unplaced in 2 starts, but the other is 2: 1-0-1-0 this year. I also own 6yo [color]Silver Cat[/color] who had done great after switching to SC with a G2 placing.

Anything Goes / Re: Preakness Stakes 2018 (May 19)
« on: May 18, 2018, 02:37:43 pm »
Fingers crossed! This is worse than the Derby for me.

I have a feeling Fivel will do better than Local Haunt, but here's to hoping both do well. A Triple Crown sweep would be lovely, but I'm not holding my breath.

Foaling Barn / Re: Black Storm West 2022 Foals
« on: May 16, 2018, 01:59:16 pm »
Thanks guys! Apparently all my June kids want to be born this month instead.

CHAOS RENDERED, 8.0h dark bay colt
ICh. To Die For x Ch. Crack the Bell - ICh. Dark Continent
Originally not due until June 8th, this little guy was certainly a surprise this morning. Fifth foal and fourth colt for his dam, he is half to winners Tambourine and Cracked Ruby. Crack the Bell is a G1 winner and MG1P. She will visit Too Stressful for 2023.

34 Colts | 30 Fillies | 2 Stillborn | 1 Mare Retired | 1 Mare Death -- 20 due

How'd You Do? / Re: 5/16
« on: May 16, 2018, 01:52:35 pm »
Ouch overall.

14(3)-1-1(1)-3-2 $124,800

 Ch. Golden Sun (6yo, Golden Text) in a claiming race and stays home.

 Ch. Marchioness (3yo, I'm Your Angel) in the Irish Derby (Gr. 1). Highlight of the day!

 Seaburge (3yo, Worth The Wait) in a NW1 Allowance.
 High South (2yo, Silver Wizard) in a NW2 Allowance.
 Sith Lord (2yo, Chivalry) in a NW3 Allowance. Sent home.

 Rose of Obsidian (2yo, Eighteen Karat) in a NW3 Allowance. Sent home.
 Ch. Voidable (6yo, Void) in an Allowance. Sent home.

 St. James (4yo, French Ruby) in the Ladbroke Trophy (Gr. 3).

 Also Rans:

General/Questions / Stallion Spotlight June I: Silver Wizard
« on: May 16, 2018, 01:55:43 am »
RL has been really busy this month, so Willa may or may not hit you with a second Spotlight. We are calling this the first spotlight and if we have a second, yay! If not, we will return to our usual 1st/15th postings in June.

Stallion Spotlight: May I

 NCh. Silver Wizard
2009 gray Thoroughbred stallion, 17.0hh
NCh. Highland Wizard x Silver Wind

Bred by Final Furlong, Silver Wizard was first purchased by Lochiedo Stables as a 2yo, then sold to The Grey Stable when his oldest crop turned three, and Denoux Stables purchased him in March of last year. On the track he won the G1 Santa Anita Derby, G2 Planet Hollywood Breeders' Stakes, G2 Phar Lap Stakes, and G3 events Cadbury Tasmanian Derby, Queen's Cup, and Secretariat Breeders' Stakes. He hit the board in the G1 Arlington Classic, Doncaster Handicap, Cigar Breeders' Stakes, and Highland Bandit Breeders' Stakes. He scored stakes races at every distance, with most of his earnings coming at the classic distance with 66% OTB, but he also averaged a 65% OTB at sprints. He won over $1 million on both turf and dirt, with his best year coming at three.

During his career he beat stallions Dark Demand, Conflagration, and Sixth Day.

After four seasons on the track, Silver Wizard retired completely sound.

His sire, HIGHLAND WIZARD, had 164 foals, 55 stakes winners and 27 MSW’s including NCh. Celtic Foxx, NCh. Sacred Hill (dam of stallion ICh. City Upon A Hill), NCh. Banner Raised, GCh. Strike Your Fancy, GCh. Spell Breaker, GCh. Caledonian, GCh. Lady Fae, and G1 Dubai World Cup winner Ch. Touch of Magic. Highland Wizard has produced platinum-ranked Ch. Coco Diablo, 3 gold-ranked daughters, 4 silver-ranked, and 19 bronze. Silver Wizard is the only direct son of Highland Wizard to stand at stud.

His dam SILVER WIND, produced 12 foals, 10 winners, and 3 stakes winners. In additional to Silver Wizard, she also produced MSW Ch. Wingsonmyhooves (Bronze). Her other winners include SW Ch. A.P. Silver Stars (Bronze), SP’s Mountain Air (Bronze) and Ch. Run For Silver. She also produced multi-winner Cool Breeze, a gold-ranked mare and dam of MSW/multi-millionaire GCh. Undercover Agent. Her only non-winners are FF-owned, and one is retired.

At the time of this post, Silver Wizard is BRONZE ranked with his oldest foals being seven. Silver Wizard has sired 8 crops with 56% starters, 47% winners, and 11% stakes winners. He has sired 3 MSW’s, including 1 millionaire.

Out of 68 current stallions w/ started offspring:
  • 36th in highest winning percentage of offspring
  • 19th in offspring earnings
  • 35th in highest G1-placed offspring
  • 15th in highest G1-winning offspring

Leading Earners
  • CH. MOLTEN METAL ($1,013,000), G1 Manikato Stakes, G2 Fourstardave Handicap, 2nd G1 Breeders' Cup Mile, G1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, etc.
  • CH. SILVER ROSES ($626,950), 2nd G2 Queen of the Turf Stakes, G2 Sunline Stakes, etc.
  • CH. SILVER DREAMS ($623,600), G2 Palos Verdes Handicap, G2 Wonder Where Stakes, G3 Teso Stakes, 2nd G1 Irish Oaks Stakes, etc.
  • CH. COPPER BEECH ($472,450), 2nd G2 Del Mar Derby, 3rd G1 Del Mar Oaks, G3 Rose of Kingston Stakes.
  • CH. SON O’ MINX ($376,150), G1 Eclipse Stakes.

Foals for Thought
Looking at his 3 MSW’s and all 13 SW foals, almost all had their best year at 3, with a few excelling at 3 and 4 and one foal hitting their best at two. Vast majority have performed best at sprint distances, with 10 of the 13 having majority sprint OTB placings. Of the 13, 5 have stretched to middle distance with 50% or higher OTB, and 3 at long distance. While over half have done their best on the turf, he does have stakes winners on the dirt and at steeplechase. His best SC offspring seem to mature the latest, hitting their best stride at 4 and 5.

Only 3 of his 13 SW foals have suffered injuries: 2 cases of limping, 1 case of swelling, and 1 with a cut.

His three MSW foals were out of a create mare, an Oscillation mare, and a Fire ‘n’ Smoke mare. Created mares or other Highland-lined daughters made up the majority of his other stakes winning offspring--especially Highland Magic and Highland Bandit. He has also crossed well with daughters of Heza Gallant Gent, Void, Boldness Shows, and Captain Jack.

* * *

Silver Wizard currently stands in New York at Denoux Stud for $5,000

He is NOT BC nominated and he does not require approval to breed to.
Please share your own foals and successful crosses below.

Foaling Barn / Re: Black Storm West 2022 Foals
« on: May 15, 2018, 04:47:21 am »
ANTIGRAVITY, 9.1h dark bay filly
NCh. AndLikeThatHesGone x Ch. Titania - ICh. Long Live The King
Play on words from the sire's "gone" and Titania, one of Uranus' moons. Second foal for SW Titania, a half-sister to MSW Ch. Laugh Out Loud (dam of MSW NCh. Clowning Around) and silver-ranked Tuatha De Danann. From the same damline as ICh. Ring of Fire and FFCh. Can't Catch Me. Titania will visit French Ruby for 2023.

CIRCLET, 8.0h brown filly
NCh. Celtic Star (B) x Clarity - Rahy (S)
Third foal for her dam. From the same family as MSW's GCh. Peer To Peer, GCh. Yes Massa, and Ch. Darling Diplomat. Clarity will see Ancient Magic for 2023.

33 Colts | 30 Fillies | 2 Stillborn | 1 Mare Retired | 1 Mare Death -- 21 due

Anything Goes / Re: The Epsom Derby 2018 (June 2nd)
« on: May 14, 2018, 10:10:53 pm »
I'll be sending Chortle, who ran 2nd in the 2000 Guineas.

Anything Goes / Re: Preakness Stakes 2018 (May 19)
« on: May 14, 2018, 02:46:14 pm »
Checking in on the runners..
Derby runners Bele (4th), Bong Bong Bong (3rd), and Local Haunt (1st) are the only ones to have shipped to Pimlico so far. Raw Gem (7th) has gone home. Entered are G3 Swale Stakes winner Ch. Fivel, G1 Caulfield Guineas winner Ch. Northern Invasion who was originally entered in the Derby but scratched, and Ch. What A Circus who has two G2 wins this year.

Oaks winner Daiquiri went home, along with Dita Von Teese (3rd), Solar Highway (7th), Queen of the Air (9th), Isle Royale (12th), Paradise Falls (13th), and Hopestein (14th). Harken (2nd), Ghostly Gift (5th), Tottenham Dancer (6th), and Born to Dream (10th) are all at Pimlico. Currently entered is G1 Las Virgenes Stakes winner Ch. Itinerant, G2 UAE Derby winner Flaming Key, and Dangerous Scent who ran 3rd in the UAE Derby.

Foaling Barn / Re: Desert Wind's Foals
« on: May 12, 2018, 11:35:54 pm »
Great name!

How'd You Do? / Re: 5/12
« on: May 12, 2018, 11:35:22 pm »
Ch. Moscow Mule (3yo, Mantle of Power) in the William Donald Schaefer Handicap (Gr. 3)

Congrats! I own his dam, so really nice to see him score MSW status.

How'd You Do? / Re: 5/12
« on: May 12, 2018, 01:26:00 pm »
Ouch, stakes kids, ouch.

16(7)-3(1)-1-0-3(2) $119,450

Tea Leaves (3yo, Created) in a claiming race and stays home.
Sunstruck Flag (2yo, Gotta Go) in an Allowance.
Papillon (4yo, Changeling) in the Byrne Cleeve Hurdle Race (Gr. 2).

Pleasant Theory (4yo, Magic Glory) in a NW2 Allowance.

Poised Cherry (3yo, Player) in a claiming race and stays home. For sale.
Ch. Cabaret (3yo, Mr. Prospective) in the Matt Winn Stakes (Ungr.).
True Wall (2yo, Formal Occasion) in the Three Chimneys Juvenile (Ungr.). Sent home.

Char Do Neigh (3yo, Bellagio) in a NW1 Allowance. For sale.
Eleven Racing lease GCh. Legends Last (8yo, Lasting Spirit) in an Allowance. Officially done, headed back to Eleven.
Denoux Stud lease Louboutin (3yo, I'm No Fool) in the Bouwerie (Ungr.). Bit ambitious first time out.

Also Rans:
Successfully claimed Dynamic Wisp (3yo, Eighteen Karat) 6th in a claiming race. Sent home.
In A Wink (2yo, Created) 9th in a NW1 Allowance
Whomthebelltolls (2yo, Bernardini) 7th in a NW2 Allowance. Sent home.
Ch. Postmaster (4yo, Foolhardy) 9th in the Pimlico Special (Gr. 1).
Proenza Schouler (3yo, I'm No Fool) 6th in the William Donald Schaefer Handicap (Gr. 3). Sent home.
Golden Egg (3yo, All Jazzed Up) 6th in the One Thousand Guineas (Gr. 1).

Foaling Barn / Re: Black Storm West 2022 Foals
« on: May 11, 2018, 02:08:50 pm »
BEST MAN, 9.0h dark bay colt
WCh. Usain Bolt x Best Choice - ICh. Candidate
First foal for Best Choice, a half-sister to WCh. I'm Your Angel. Best Choice will be leased to Denoux Stud for 2023.

33 Colts | 28 Fillies | 2 Stillborn | 1 Mare Retired | 1 Mare Death -- 23 due

Foaling Barn / Re: Generous’ Foals 2022
« on: May 11, 2018, 02:02:15 pm »
Sorry about your double loss. Also love the name Cherry Tree.

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