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Horses For Sale / Black Storm Auction
« on: July 12, 2012, 03:45:11 pm »
Hopefully this is the last minor clear out. All have reserves of 5k to cover the consignment fee. I'm trying to sort out my herd and these guys got the axe. There might be a few more if I can make myself let go, haha.

August Burns Red, Ch. Turn n'Burn (S) x Ch. Three Spectacles, by Spectacular Bid (S). 2yo filly.
Entered to race this Saturday. Three Spectacles is a MSW and half to SW Three Secrets and bronze-ranked Seattle Triple, dam of Ch. Holiday Rock. This is her oldest foal.

Brilliant Melody, Silver Charm (B) x Blowin in the Wind (G), by West Wind (S) 2yo filly.
Probably just a late bloomer since Silver Charm's oldest crop is 2, so it's still to be seen how he is as a sire in the long run. She's half to two MSW's: ICh. Soft Whispers and Ch. A Mighty Wind.

I'm Your Devil, WCh. I'm Your Angel (S) x Jezabelle (B), by War Admiral (S). 3yo gelding.
Might make for a nice project horse for someone. half to SP War Letters. His dam, Jezabelle, is out of gold-ranked Devil's Trademart, making her half to NCh. Devil May Care (S).

Into the Sea, GCh. Go for Dash (S) x Jazzify (B), by GCh. Jazz It Up (G). 2yo colt.
Half to SP A.P. Goodyear who is 7 points from her champion title. Jazzify is out of Reine-de-Course Affirm It (S), making her half to MSW's GCh. Wild Rumors (S), Ch. Wouldn'tyouknowit (B), and Ch. Good to Go. Also half to SP Ch. Highland Native (G).

Perelandria, GCh. Highland Laird (S) x Ch. Mercury Rising. 2yo filly.
Sire needs no introduction. Perelandria is Mercury Rising's second foal.

Spirit of Autumn, NCh. Lasting Spirit (B) x Autumn Melodies (G). 3yo gelding.
Half to MSW GCh. Autumn Cat.

How'd You Do? / 5/26
« on: May 26, 2012, 04:29:59 pm »
Not too bad! Sent out 7 and three hit the board, including a win from one of my 2yo's!

Our only 2yo of the day, Temple Maid (Worthy My While) won her NW1 over turf. Looks like she likes the wraps!
Red Dog won his NW2 by 2-1/2 lengths against a full field. He seems to like it long, no matter what the surface.
French Riviera finished 3rd/6 in a NW3.

Field of Diamonds was 6th/11 and will be shortened up next time; On Dove's Wings needs more distance and finished 7th/14, Spirit of Autumn was 7th/11 and has been sent home to rest, Rocket Smoke was 5th/14 and definitely needs a longer race.

How'd You Do? / 5/5
« on: May 05, 2012, 04:24:14 pm »
Not too bad. We sent out 18 and 7 came back with checks. Most of our 2yo's flunked.

War Letters (Nightflight) won his NW2 over dirt against a full field.
Kindred Romance (Gunningdownromance) managed a 4th/14 in his debut in a NW1.

Irish Miss and Spirit of Autumn finished 2nd and 3rd/6 in an OA. It was just a little too long for Irish Miss.
Red Dog and On Dove's Wings ran 2nd and 3rd/6 in their NW3. Red Dog really surprised me since he has yet to show a liking for turf, but apparently if there's a lot of ground to cover, the surface doesn't matter!
Finally, the big highlight of the day was Glorioso winning the G1 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic. Lets hope he can keep it up!

Weekly Picks/Handicapping / Race Day 4/18/2016
« on: April 17, 2012, 03:55:24 pm »
1. DiNozza - Dance World - Cross Your Heart
2. Superconductivity - Gold and Gems - Watch and Wager
3. Bombardier - Bimbo Magic - Foolever
4. Warm Whispers - Inn River - Wicked Angel
5. Nightwatchman - Sheza Firework - Pie in the Sky
6. Tomahawks - Hold Him In - Mighty Meister
7. River Sprite - Kitten Heels - Driving Miss Daisy
8. Adomnan - Sionnach - Hogsmeade
9. Cassandra - Golden Spirit - Dreams of Glory
10. Stolen Minx - Shevraeth - Unrequited Love
11. Syrah - Lonessome Blues - No Quarter
12. Refraction - Enunciation - Goldschlager
13. Devil's River - Icanseetherainbow - Windsong
14. Deep of the Night - Can't Beat Me - Dark Spy
15. I'm Your Devil - Sydney Ellen - Jett Black
16. Ringaroundtherosie - Starsfallonalabama - The Falconer
17. Daphnis - Voodoo Priestess - Sunlight Spell
18. Keep it Close - Heroic Damsel - Highest Estimate
19. Gunningdownglory - Rose Garland - Vivian Leigh
20. Darknight - Marathoner - Crack the Bell
21. Careless Whisper - Quick Lemon - Tempting Magic
22. Portofino - Matins - Javasong
23. Unconditional Love - Key Biscuit - Through the Fire
24. Road to Ensenada - All Ablaze - Sheza Swan
25. Scarecrow - House Rules - Laquilon
26. Silver Sword - Ipso Facto - Set for Ireland
27. Raise a Light - Sorcerers Fling - Ready to Pounce
28. Tragic Kingdom - DashingCoronaRose - Peaceful Journey
29. Star Talk - DanceWithTheRavens - Kingdom of Heaven
30. Antagonist - Fight on Go - Toughness Asure
31. Belfast Belle - Danzfever - Secret Surprise
32. Buy a Degree - Gone Wild - Baraccus
33. Big Joker - Eagle Look - Affirmative Answer
34. Silver Fox - Grandstanding - Sea of Gold
35. Blue Moon Dancer - Giant's step - Justaanotherrunner
36. Bandit's Cowboy - Kaneseatt - Meiner Ether
37. Mauiluv - At Twilight - Saving Grace
38. O Say Can You See - Fleet Hope - Harry the Hero
39. Morgan le Fay - Wise Lady - Lycosion
40. Uncharted - Sorcha - Crownette
41. Anglesite - Yougottaloveme - Kentucky Wildcat
42. Drum Major - Sweet Illusions - Silver Cross
43. Magic Moment - Makin a Buck - Diamond Jim
44. Melodramatic - Roxy Roller - Twirlaway
45. Star Spun - Take Me Higher - Dr. Caton
46. Black Melody - Daily Special - Clumsy Heart
47. Johnny Rio - Persuasion - Jazz Dancer
48. Unique Style - Hollywood Cigar - Exit Stage Right
49. Mission of Love - Sorcerer's Wonder - It's a Girl
50. Billionaire - Run Jenny Run - Jagged Stone

Horses For Sale / May Auction
« on: April 13, 2012, 02:22:45 pm »
My goal right now is to reduce my broodmare band and acquire more money-makers (aka racehorse who roughly know where the finish line is and can reach it in a timely manner), and since I don't need 30 weanlings next year -- namely because my budget will keel over again -- I'm forcing myself to sell broodmares in foal AND a few racehorses.

Artistic Tendancie, 2012 liver chestnut mare, 15.1hh
Charm Bracelet, 2009 gray mare, 15.3hh
Her Ladyship, 2007 flea-bitten gray mare, 15.0hh
Island Hopping, 2008 bay mare, 17.1hh
Pepper Bomb, 2013 flea-bitten gray gelding, 14.3hh
Sheza Swan, 2012 grey mare, 15.2hh

Bold Personality, 2011 red chestnut gelding, 15.1hh
NCh. Boldness Shows {B} -- Personal Care {B}
All half-siblings who have started are winners.

Cherokee Freedom, 2013 light gray mare, 16.0hh
Boldness Shows {B} -- Cherokee Freedom {B}

Cape Cod Rose, 2008 chestnut mare, 15.2hh
Oldest foal is an unraced 2yo by Highland Magic set to race tomorrow (Apr. 14). Comes in foal to Dark Demand.

My Valentine, 1999 blood bay mare, 16.1hh
Create -- Always Be Mine {S}
Half to MSW NCh. My Style, SP Ch. Sunset Highway, SP Ch. A.P. Forever, and Secret Admirer (dam of MSW GCh. Sudoku and Ch. Countess).
Dam of SP Ch. With All My Heart, Ch. Cheatin' Heart. Two year old ran 4th in debut this year. Will come in foal to Joyeux Oiseau.

Questions / Inactive stable question
« on: March 30, 2012, 12:49:26 am »
Moved to Questions
I was wondering if inactive stables (like those whose owners haven't logged in for over a year) would ever be deleted and horses moved to FF? I know we have several standing stallions currently owned by inactive members, but because they're set to approved breedings only, I don't think anyone beyond FF mares are actually getting in to breed to them (and even so, the owner would have had to select the option for FF mares to breed). I just know there are several hundred horses sitting around, and since several are game-bred, they sort of hurt their parents' breeding stats. I know I own a few mares who might look better if their foals had actually raced over the last two years or so.

General/Questions / Retire, or no?
« on: March 28, 2012, 11:30:39 pm »
Cherry Cheesecake is only four, but she's no steeplechaser. She's had 6 starts in SC, and hasn't earned a dime. I can keep experimenting with equipment, but I also think SC is just not her own thing. Ideally I'd like her to hit champion status before joining the broodmare band, but she hasn't hit the board since July (top three not since June). Do you think I should keep trying with her, or retire?

Annual 2yo Auction / 2016 2yo Auction: How'd You Do?
« on: March 11, 2012, 03:46:52 am »
As horses start to sell, the thread must be made ;D

Still have 3 bids out there, but we've so far managed to take home two horses. We really wanted another Holy Bull foal and were very excited to acquire Victoria's Day. She is out of Ch. Worth Avenue, by What's it Worth (P), a MSW who banked $692,100. Victoria's Day is her oldest foal, and Holy Bull's first crop runs this year, so she's a bit of a chance. However, Worth Avenue is a half-sister to Darling Evil, dam of 3 SW's including Ch. Nitemareon Elm St and Ch. Dream Evil so we're really hopeful with Victoria's Day.

We rarely go after yearlings, but Vuela Vuela caught our eye. By Point Given (S), he's out of Ch. Back to Omaha (Omaha (S)), a SW of $268,650. Back to Omaha is half to CashelsPossibility (S) and Back North (S) so we think we have a real runner on our hands (being by Point Given doesn't hurt, either!).

We've spent just $2,500 on the pair; they should make that back at the very least! As mentioned earlier, we still have bids going on 3 others (one of whom we especially like, fingers crossed!). How about you guys?

Horses For Sale / Black Storm Auction
« on: March 01, 2012, 01:39:14 pm »
The Black Storm West Auction began today! There's a mixture of 2-5yo racehorses and two broodmares (one in foal). All have reserves. Male racehorses and Cherokee Princess have reserves set at 5k or 10k, mares are 20k. Broodmares sitting at 20-35k.

Happy bidding!

How'd You Do? / 2/15
« on: February 15, 2012, 11:29:26 pm »
A pretty good day overall! We sent out 4, came home with 5, and four of those 5 brought home checks.

Irish Miss finally came home a winner in a Maiden against 5 others. She now has 4 starts under her belt with a 1-3-0 record.
Red Dog finished 4th/6 in a NW3; we're still trying to figure him out. Might get better with age.
As You See ran 4th/6 in an OA. She tends to run hot/cold, but that was a tough field in general, too.
Spirit of Autumn was in over his head and finished 8th/10 in the Ungr. Hollie Hughes Stakes. Back to the allowances for him!

Finally, we successfully claimed Glory of Love who won his claimer by a head against 6 others. We really, really liked him and he's already made half his claim fee back. He's by Point Given out of the created, silver-ranked mare Awesome Love who has produced three champions, including MSW Master & Commander, a SW, and two SP runners.

Weekly Picks/Handicapping / Race Day 2/4/2016
« on: February 03, 2012, 04:46:32 pm »
1. Alpine Stream - Eternal Irish - Red Dog
2. Not Mine Officer - Won't Be Wild - Fire of Beltane
3. DanceWithTheRavens - Trade Secret - Zulu Dawn
4. Devongate - Vindication - BicBic
5. Jubilation - Blind Date - Lady of Honor
6. Blackburg - Hero's Edge - Mighty River
7. Lucky Native - Zakuro - Breaking Story
8. Alyglamour - Prime Example - Multitasker
9. Golden Cross - Jaunting - Silk Widsor
10. Uncanny Yodel - Adrenaline Rush - Immortal Beloved
11. Prionnsa - Snowline - Cause and Effect
12. Diplomat Star - Spirited Wind - Swift Flame
13. Pomegranate Girl - Isle of Glass - Raindanzer
14. Peace Dove - Bold Bandit - Country Rose
15. Cassandra - Lamia - Gunningdownlove
16. Alvarado - Letmeentertainyou - Booyaka
17. Ringaroundtherosie - Eastern Journey - Twirlaway
18. Le Voyageur - Taj Alriyadh - Caribbean Cartel
19. Kaos - Westpoint - Beth's Our Choice
20. Tempers Flaire - Animal Bar - Dark or Black
21. Daytona Beach - Six Shooter - Leoness
22. Tizlater - Morgan le Fay - Tizlater
23. Exclamation Point - Dark Twilight - Bamboo Diva
24. Sheliak - Arthur's Reign - Laurey Williams
25. Winter War - Eye of the Leopard - Teddy Picker
26. In the Loop - Symmetrical - Surreptitious
27. Riverton Heights - No Contest - Last Drinks
28. Darling Dancer - Adorable Lady - Organized Rebel
29. Rose Will Do - French Riviera - Honest Lady
30. Bolita - It's Only Love - Bold Eclipse
31. DontCallMeSue - Solar Flare - Lady in the Moon
32. Angelic Theory - Shadow in the Dark - Daytona Weekend
33. Jacksonian - Artic High - Salaadim
34. Gallant Affair - Key to Fame - Tizsosudden
35. Breakthrough - Alchaasibiyeh - Luxury of Time
36. Giant Love Song - The Entertainer - Perfect Void
37. Blind Alley - Juliet the Jet - Cinnabar
38. Ace's High - Money Spirit - Fly to Hollywood
39. Highland Royalty - Pumpkin Spice - Future Fire
40. Flaying Highlander - A.P. Goodyear - Major Account
41. Annabel Lee - Fenix - Circle of Trust
42. Irish Miss - Foo Fighter - Henery
43. Zyree - Sardonyx - Doubtful Outcome
44. Mulligan - Tempting Magic - Bold Talker
45. Audacious - Dusty Dream - High Seas
46. Devils Grace - Glory Halleluia - Wanderlust
47. Vivian Leigh - Initforthelonghaul - Hopes Flight
48. Unconditional Love - Southern Plateau - Screen Siren
49. I'm a Diva - Easy to Fool - Dozen Roses
50. Bundeberg - Busker - Silent Thunder

Comments and Suggestions / Broodmare Lease board
« on: February 01, 2012, 05:18:07 pm »
We have the Stallions at Stud board, but I think a "Broodmares for Lease" board would also be really useful. Currently people are posting them in the General Discussion of the breeding forum (which is perfectly fine by me, but the board is initially meant for "General comments or questions about breeding."). Basically I just think it might be cool and helpful if those of us with massive broodmare herds who don't plan on breeding all our mares can post and advertise mares open for lease in a designated forum. And people can maybe "reserve" mares for leases (ex: a mare isn't due until March, but the owner plans on leasing the mare for the following season but doesn't want to until the foal has been born, so the owner can advertise the mare early and see if there are any bites). Plus those shopping for lease mares have one central location to go to.

I know mares are listed on the Horses for Sale page, but we advertise studs on the forum when we have a list of said studs under Stallion Stats. Pre-leasing reminds me of booking breeding slots, in a sense.

I guess I should first ask what people even think of this idea, but I thought I'd pitch it, nonetheless!

Horses For Sale / Two broodmares for sale
« on: January 06, 2012, 07:45:46 pm »
I currently have two broodmares for sale, prices negotiable:

Bet Your Stars
2009 liver chestnut, 16.3hh
10(2): 1-0-0-1, $30,050
1 foal on the ground, unbred for the season
Asking: $12,000

2008 brown, 15.1hh
33(3): 2-5-4-4, $100,550
3 foals on the ground, comes in-foal to NCH. Joyeux Oiseau
Asking: $25,000

Lineage Questions / My Lady's Princess
« on: January 02, 2012, 12:20:06 am »
I realized I had planned ALL my breedings...except for My Lady's Princess, who remains a head scratcher for me. She was never tested beyond 8f, and seemed to do pretty well on both dirt and turf (but Turf preferred). She's a half sister to Government Secret. With her first breeding I sent her to a Rogue stallion since What's it Worth crosses well with that, and her second breeding was to a Man o'War stallion to produce a similar cross as MSW Bright Belles.

My only requirements for her is nothing over 20k, standing within the USA (KY preferred), and a flat runner. Any personal suggestions? My hardest part will be trying to spread out bloodlines (ie I try to not have more than 2 mares visit the same stallion per season, and if I have several foals (4+) by the same stud, I try to avoid him. Don't ask me why).

Foaling Barn / 2016 Black Storm West foals
« on: January 01, 2012, 06:21:04 pm »
2016 Black Storm foals
Updated Apr. 25, 2017. List is of their current names and not the ones they were given upon birth, if a name changed. Excluded are sold foals upon time of last update.

Heights born with - Yearling age (Apr. 25).

Almost Lyrical (Almost Precious) - 9.0hh - 14.0hh
Darjeeling (Sun King) - 8.2hh - 13.2hh
Gyrfalcon (Joyeux Oiseau) - 8.1hh - 13.3hh
Highland Bishop (High Chances) - 10.2hh - 15.1hh
Hypothesis (What's Your Point) - 10.0hh - 15.0hh
King of Fools (Long Live the King) - 9.1hh - 14.0hh
King's Legion (Long Live the King) - 9.3hh - 14.1hh
Necropolis (The Fighting Fifty) - 8.3hh - 15.0hh
New World Order (Dark Continent) - 8.0hh - 13.2hh
Personal Revenge (Dark Demand) - 10.0hh - 14.0hh
Political Scandal (Candidate) - 8.2hh - 14.0hh
Sangaree (Black Light II) - 8.3hh - 14.3hh
St. George's Cross (Blue Ensign) - 9.2hh - 14.3hh
Stagecraft (Stagehand) - 9.1hh - 13.3hh
Tashkent (Point Given) - 9.1hh - 15.0hh

Honeybird (Joyeux Oiseau) - 8.0hh - 13.2hh
Lillyofthevalley (Stressed) - 8.1hh - 13.1hh
Loviisa (Smart Strike) - 8.3hh - 14.1hh
Lover's Duel (Nightfight) - 8.1hh - 14.2hh
Magic Lantern (Seattle Sorcerer) - 10.0hh - 14.1hh
Pacific Theatre (Rock of Gibraltar) - 9.2hh - 14.2hh
Peacefully (Celtic Star) - 8.2hh - 13.1hh
Port Elizabeth (Dark Continent) - 9.2hh - 14.1hh
Sagamore Rose (Invasor) - 8.3hh - 13.3hh
Silent Forest (Sixth Day) - 7.3hh - 13.3hh
Silver Swallow (Joyeux Oiseau) - 9.0hh - 13.0hh
Sunshine Text (Golden Text) - 8.3hh - 13.2hh

20 colts | 21 fillies | 4 stillborn | No mares lost!

KEPT (Apr. 25, 2017)
15 colts | 12 fillies

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