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Anything Goes / Lip tattoos
« on: April 04, 2018, 10:05:22 pm »
This might be a silly question, but I'm finding it surprisingly hard to answer. A friend of mine works at a barn that acquired an elderly Thoroughbred a few years back and was told he's an Irish import. His lip tattoo is a little hard to make out (they think he's 20+), but while looking around the internet I'm only finding references to lip tattoos used on North American horses. I presumed lip tattoos were an international thing, but maybe not? Would an Irish horse have a lip tattoo? What Letter/YOB system is used?

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 4/4
« on: April 03, 2018, 09:34:05 pm »
Not sure why I tried handicapping the 2yo's.

1. Ladykiller - Gaucherie - Highest Angel
2. Eloquent Frog - Tale Teller - Wildest Dreams
3. Celtic Tiger - Sour Patch Kid - Classic Melody
4. A Change of Course - Take a Chance - Stand Aside
5. Headliner - Adorable Wealth - Arabian Knight
6. Lordofthemanor - Shake Up - Home Soon
7. Bright Title - Addicting Heir - Lethal Temper
8. Royal Fool - Icehouse - Call on Gold
9. Memories of Night - He's Golden - Capricious Theory
10. Difficult Tea - Novacaine - Distinct View
11. Crises Averted - Oscillation Rose - Windy Seed
12. Hollywood Con - Fabulous Regret - Darkest at Dawn
13. Wishful Stage - Far Away Home - Midnight Warrior
14. Deadly Devotion - Storm Force 18 - Cherry Blossom
15. Huba Buba - Silly Mountain - Always Regal
16. Pub Crawl - Lunar View - Gotta Geta Away
17. Hollywood Lights - Sultan - Xalapa
18. Iron Poetry - So Dashing - Dissenting Opinion
19. Level Veil - Catch a Ride - New York Express
20. Hot Prospect - Strike Eagle - Raw Gem
21. Best Point - Brazillian Edge - Arista
22. Love in the Night - D'Jamat - Like Whatever
23. Classy Angle - Almost Prideful - Godsmack
24. Golden Elegance - All Hallow's Eve - Dachlyd
25. Key to the City - Fusion Overburn - Budding Star
26. Huge Question - On Your Heels - Distinguished Air
27. Chasing Forever - Lives in a Dream - Terlingua Chili
28. Sunstruck Flag - Ballad - Auckland
29. Bavaria - Fairy Kingdom - Sun Also Rises
30. Evil Lady - Celtic Surprise - Hemsworth
31. Dark Warlock - Imaginary Offer - Serene Iris
32. Uprising - Dark Rose - Aziraphale
33. Sweet Pea - Time to Go - Heavenly Union
34. Dangerotti - Gold and Glory - Crowley
35. American Shine - Glass Eyed Glow - Top Billing
36. Cheeky Company - Primed - Red Hots
37. Timpani - G I Jane - Destiny's Cupcake
38. Tiger Eye - Impresario - Ace of Diamonds
39. Silk Blitzen - Dragon Queen - Burgundy Trim
40. King's Guard - Precious Point - Squabble
41. Bolarus IX - Tempus Fugit - Crown Brigade
42. Lucky Touch - Zanotti - Great Expectations
43. Stormy Prince - Gossip Rag - Cryptic Army
44. Coz I Can - Making a Statement - Lucky Train
45. Northern Invasion - Awwshescute - Foolttogo
46. Dearbhail - Myoko - Vampris
47. Eclatant - Ambition - Flirt
48. Classical Cube - Mr Royal - At War With Love
49. One Giant Leap - Telling Cake - Silver Beauty
50. Watch the Stars - Snow Garden - Bok'Nor

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 3/31
« on: March 30, 2018, 07:38:43 pm »
1. Up and Up - Lord of Glory - Gaelic
2. Broken Heart - BrightShiningAngel - Expensive Protest
3. Not a Fluke - Rainbow Rock - Love Letter
4. Ring True - Kendal - Ember
5. At Long Last - A Daring Defiance - Bright Dipper
6. Much More - Indian Ink - Joyous Foxx
7. Hot and Sour - Sepia - Saint Augustine
8. Rule Britannia - Silver Edge - Light Speed
9. Rue du Couer - Emblematic - Cabaret
10. Brief Caption - Thick Amount - Green Rain
11. Fractal - Ombudsman - Cute Copper
12. Sound Off - Gone Fishin' - Ring of Cash
13. Tres Belle - Draumr Kopa - Take to the Skies
14. Amorphous Solid - Once Upon A Dream - Aptitude Witch
15. Lit from Within - High Fog - Wadi
16. Highland Formal - Zip It - Balada
17. Guessing Game - Heart's Desire - Pleasant Blessing
18. Chrysalis - Ava Adore - Green Lantern
19. Broad Justice - Break the Rules - Ancient Hocus
20. Wild Aptitude - Abrupt Fall - Chief Pilot
21. Golden Disco - Bedamijo - Sea Salt
22. Cute News - Jilted - Meek Look
23. Ways and Means - Dare to Dry - Mary Celeste
24. Egyptian Magazine - Justified - Quirky Belief
25. Prospective Flight - Platinum Wings - Dark Shot
26. Goldfinch - Possession - Devil's Dance
27. Aspirations - Unabridged Edition - Hoppipola
28. Danny Zuko - FaultInOurStars - Capital Demand
29. Magnetic Attempt - Mysterious Magic - Fierce Shade
30. Lasting Vixen - Black Willow - Tough Space
31. Addicting Steed - Evening Peal - Polite Scene
32. San Marino - Attractive Chain - Strike It Good
33. Amusing Pirate - Bottega Venata - Hartsbridge
34. Catch the Ring - Devil's Keeper - Crystal Crown
35. Nordic - Unmasked - Empire
36. Rock of Ages - Take Your Tern - Water's Girl
37. Tan Profit - Frontier Show - Flashy Side
38. Mirror Image - Eisteddfod - Goldflake
39. Electrum - Villain - Hollywood High
40. Full Moon - Blush Boutique - Blue Embers
41. Charlotte Victory - Letyourspiritshine - Addicting News
42. Queen of the Air - Gobstopper - Notting Hill
43. Tan Lawyer - Keeping Time - Regicide
44. Got Gloss - Texas Tea - Ephemeral Scraps
45. Royal - Indian Warrior - Show's Over
46. Distortion - Sweet Treat - Church is a Stage
47. Diamonds Forever - Quick Like a Fox - Gild the Lily
48. Corrosive - Oedipus Rex - Green Jade
49. What're My Chances - Fire N' Brimestone - Blue-Footed Booby
50. Lady Amanda - Ablative Armour - Wild Country

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 3/28
« on: March 27, 2018, 04:49:50 pm »
1. Blueberry Hill - Break Silence - Make Me Blush
2. Teplanite - Humorous Wheel - Silly Metal
3. Rabbit Ears - Keep Hope Alive - Modern Game
4. Hypnotic Ghost - Bold Riley - Ghoulsbane
5. America's 1st Son - Simple Frost - Ravenholm
6. Kilbeggan - Floating Friend - Unusual Trip
7. Hampton Roads - Live Like Animals - Spyhunter
8. Betreka Nebula - Better Train - Dear Fan
9. March On - Lord Somerled - Year of the Horse
10. Tosca - Gutsy Stage - Windy Skyline
11. Will You Dance - Forever Vase - Platoon
12. Ledgendary Fortune - Dream in Navy - Rampant Land
13. Pointless Dreamer - Tattletale - Difficult Wreath
14. Sergeant - Again Please - Dr. Horrible
15. Muy Hermosa - Stop Motion - Prodigious
16. Flamethrower - Elvis Presley - Famous Train
17. Veneficus Dominae - Victory Dance - Jinx
18. Tenacious Warrior - The Best Time - Cine Secreto
19. Prince of Scotland - Royal Wish - Rainbowsnladybugs
20. Mystic Wings - Wedding Ring - Glorious Endeavor
21. Let Me Be Frank - Bele - Navy Kitty
22. Fair and Square - Same Wall - Talkin' To Myself
23. Bold Invader - Flaming Harmony - Daoimean
24. Hollywood of Power - Odd Show - Vote of Power
25. Come Monday - Always Regal - Tea Reading
26. Shades of Winter - Dick van Dyke - Wildling
27. Big Idol - Crimson Bouquet - Fancy Snow
28. Crystal Ball - Supergloo - Warrior Strike
29. Fantastic Music - Forever River - Rare Amount
30. High Blue - Smokey the Bear - Safe East
31. Great Unknown - Faithful Rock - One Blazing Glance
32. Gunning for Glory - Clear Clock - Fear Nothing
33. Kings Treasure - What the Hay - 24 Carat
34. Long Hold - Tempt Me - Fancy Your Luck
35. Dashing Train - Cold Devil - Zealous South
36. Seek Justice - Moon Bear - Powerful Soul
37. Big Money - Dixie's Gemini - Pillage n' Plunder
38. The Huntress - Risk My Heart - In Deep
39. Get the Axe - It's a Long Story - Crown Alexandra
40. Dark Keeper - Born to Dream - Prospect Lake
41. Fire Opal - Landslide Victory - Sweet Ginger Brew
42. Hidden Danger - Golden Tunes - Counting Kisses
43. Villainy - Vague Writer - One Of The Boys
44. Monumental - Hollywood Crystal - Devil Dandy
45. Postmaster - Somekindawonderful - Alydar's Glory
46. Tottenham Dancer - Ghostly Gift - Downfall
47. Black Diamond - Gibraltar Flower - Glory's Mystery
48. Belak - Undeniable - Make Money Money
49. Anon - Hollywood Knight - Honeydukes
50. Dark Debate - Loewe - Fool To Be Smokin'

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 3/24
« on: March 23, 2018, 09:59:10 pm »
1. Skillful Idol - Fresh Connection - Vagabond Mist
2. Rebel Note - Crazy Jewel - Waiting Fly
3. Oscillation Rose - Classic Impact - Silver Brigade
4. Violette - Glossy Reason - Grey Fantasy
5. Silent Saint - Indigo Fire - I'm Not Pouting
6. Odious - Make Your Own Luck - Sudden Feeling
7. Sea of Galilee - Brooklyn Beauty - Prescribe
8. Distant Galaxies - Gamma Ray Burst - Creatively
9. Saved By the Bell - Luck Addict - Gifted Heart
10. Classic Aptitude - Summer Days - Steadfast Title
11. Swirlaway - Hard Candy - Archimedes
12. Angel in Paradise - Tense Circle - Fierce Drama
13. Waiting for Night - Aether - Undying Love
14. Vindictive - Ardent South - Darkness Strikes
15. The Mountain - Gutsy Sense - Languid Direction
16. Twelve Bar Blues - Darkness Untamed - Gigantic Stranger
17. Let's Dance - Lena - Dixie's Spurs
18. Lucky Spirit - Lively Spell - Tom Ford
19. Betsy Ross - Neon Avenue - Raindrop
20. Prospective Bell - Hi Fi - Paddy From Russia
21. Yes I'm Lucky - Napolitano - Inevitable
22. Dark Rock - Geneva - Black Opal
23. Wormhole - Spurs Away Gamble - Sommelier
24. Hymnal - Sudden Snowdrift - Water Temple
25. BoughtandPaidFor - Forever Leader - Uno
26. Milk and Honey - Supreme Winf - Lucky Sailor
27. Rosalind - The Pirate Queen - Yay Or Nay
28. Dark Fleet - Sneaky Rumble - Princess Baketaten
29. Vulpes - Metropolitan - Q
30. Post Time - Juno Jumps Alot - Autumn Dust
31. Quick Book - Mute Verse - Demonic Bead
32. Windy City - Something Big - Oscilation Moon
33. Just A Little Off - Starry Eyed Mandy - Cuddly Triangle
34. Sportress - Soft Sun - Watch In Awe
35. Perfect Field - White Ease - Rustic Letter
36. Vintage Smoke - Gambling Stage - Minor Show
37. Dark Devil - Splendid Vessel - Outspoken Desire
38. Abrupt Metal - Mad Hatter - Tangy Brick
39. Dream Machine - Warm Analogy - Show Attitude
40. Amazing Beam - Ragged Scent - Massive Sky
41. Buy the Witness - Wonderful Writer - Juke Box
42. Right Lake - Fool For Flowers - A Little Ambition
43. Caldik Prime - Priaxate - Guasanga
44. Liguria - Petition - Spotless Way

Did not finish.

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How'd You Do? / 3/21
« on: March 21, 2018, 12:56:43 pm »
21(7)-6(2)-6-1(1)-2 $259,600

 Wins:
 Harken (3yo, Worth The Wait) in a NW3 Allowance.
 Rainee Thoroughbreds Ch. Imaginary (5yo, Moonopoly) in an Allowance.
 Papillon (4yo, Changeling) in a Starter Allowance.
 Ronara Prime (5yo, Spock) in a claiming race and stays home.
 Marchioness (3yo, I'm Your Angel) in the Cicada Stakes (Gr. 3).
 Ch. Decorated (4yo, In The Navy) in the Marsua's River Stakes (Ungr.). Entered on a whim.

 Places:
 Pleasant Theory (4yo, Magic Glory) in a NW2 Allowance.
 Phoenix Cure (4yo, Joyeux Oiseau) in a NW3 Allowance.
 Zombie Train (3yo, Dr. Evil) in a NW3 Allowance
 Sugarfoot (3yo, Sea the Stars) in an Allowance.
 RC Bee lease Ch. Arkenstone (4yo, Eighteen Karat) in an Allowance.
 Ch. Love Chicken (4yo, I'm Your Angel) in a claiming race and stays home.

 Shows:
 Ch. Diamond Etched (5yo, Bellagio) in the San Luis Rey Handicap (Gr. 2).

 Fourths:
 Chief Spy (4yo, Highland Magic) in an Allowance.
 Lord of Misrule (3yo, Long Live The King) in an Allowance.

 Fifths:
 Martini Night (3yo, Nightfight) in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup (Gr. 2).

 Also Rans:
 Ch. Golden Sun (6yo, Golden Text) 8th in an Allowance. Gelded for his transgressions.
 Poised Cherry (3yo, Player) 6th in a NW2 Allowance.
 Special Top (4yo, Invasor) 8th in the Flag Down Stakes (Ungr.). Injured, sent home.
 GCh. Bracton (8yo, Rumor Has It) 10th in the Hurricane Bertie Handicap (Ungr.). Continues to frustrate. Needs ONE stakes win...but I fear he won't get it.
 RC Bee lease USS Vengeance (3yo, Galaxy's Zodiac) 8th in the San Felipe Stakes (Gr. 2). Biggest disappointment today. Went from running 2 for 2 this year, winning by several lengths on both occasions, to a bomb in his stakes debut. Will real him back and drop him down in class again; maybe he just needs non-Derby prospects to run against.

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 3/21
« on: March 21, 2018, 03:05:39 am »
1. Dr. Good - Eternal Frog - Midnight Sun
2. Sandstone - Expensive Ring - Santero
3. Violet Spy - Spontaneous Kiss - Cassowary
4. Joyous Love - Moon and Stars - Blow the Whistle
5. Fairpoint - Veneficus Dominae - Fight for Freedom
6. Quaint Flag - True Arch - Tabloid Fodder
7. Missed Opportunity - Luminar Amadeus - Beautiful Motion
8. Almost Fizzy - Wayward DAy - Familiar Throne
9. Treasure Hunt - Socialite - Red Sky Warning
10. Behind the Scenes - Acclaim - Deadly Secret
11. Kalang - Border Bound - Squire
12. Water Skater - Vampiric - Valuable Leopard
13. Chief View - Suave Suitor - Ringling
14. Phoenix Cure - Lilith Silver - Sprinkled Heather
15. Hillsborough - Ensign of Arc - Delphi
16. Royal Wedding - Abbasso - Nefelibata
17. Dark Silver - Quilifer - Find My Hero
18. Zombie Train - Restless Soul - Storm Tiger
19. Ardent Sea - Level Veil - Wicked Nurse
20. Marni - Chief Spy - Label Maker
21. Frankstown Spring - Cavern of Wrath - First Seal
22. Hoist My Colors - Imaginary - Wolfsbane
23. Apple Amber - Moontrance - Lord of Misrule
24. Days of Thunder - Running Wild - Arkenstone
25. Stare at the Sun - What's Love - Crown Fire
26. Guardianofthegizmo - Good Night - Xoxoxo
27. Dandy's Brigade - I Am Machine - Lost Sunshine
28. Papillon - Twelve Monkeys - Steel Panther
29. Fae Queen - Tell Mama - Late Bird
30. Drinking Game - Eyes Down - Happy Blush
31. Sharpsight - Love Chicken - Away the Glory
32. Lost Moon - Flightofthephoenix - Separate Silk
33. Ronara Prime - Naval Port - Keen Prodigy
34. Mount Doom - Salamander - Salty Dog
35. Upswing - I'm No Saint - Theft
36. Material Lawyer - Solar Highway - Nonstop Locket
37. Never a Fool - Pepper's Burning - Brackets
38. Chasing Fame - Scully - You Done It Again
39. Nutcracker - Precious Lock - Special Flower
40. Defender - Faint East - Diamond Lock
41. Agreeable History - Dr. Slew - Mr. Datable
42. Unmoved - Blue Topaz - Marchioness
43. Special Top - Bonnie Tottenham - Never Steal
44. Carefree - Eros - Roman Empire
45. Bolian - Unequalled Flight - Tin Cup Chalice
46. Notta Roan - Mirror Magic - Ancient Bun
47. USS Vengeance - Mexican Spitfire - Brand X
48. Tottenham Rebel - Dr. Mary E - One Giant Leap
49. Causin' Mischeif - Yes It's Real - Born Risky
50. Lord Alydar - Katanga - Neutron Star

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General/Questions / Stallion Spotlight March II: Edinburgh
« on: March 15, 2018, 01:56:26 pm »

Stallion Spotlight: March II

GCh. Edinburgh
2009 dark bay Thoroughbred stallion, 16.3hh
NCh. Slew O’Scots x GCh. Cigarette – Cigar
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CAREER
Bred by KindleHope Farm, Edinburgh exchanged hands a few times before being purchased by Stillwater Farm in 2017. He had raced fairly lightly for a stallion, exceeding no more than 10 starts a year over a 5 year span. From 38 starts he won 11 races, including G1 events such as the Whitney Handicap, Victoria Racing Club Stakes, Dubai Golden Shaheen, Cantala Stakes, and Railway Stakes. He earned just over $3.5 million with an affinity for dirt sprint races, but flashed ability to win over a mile with stakes wins going 9-10 furlongs. His best years of racing came later at four and five, when he won 8 of his 19 starts when he finished off the board just 3 times in 18 starts during that time.

During his career he beat stallions Conflagration, Spock, Celtic Star, Golden Text, Almost Precious, Silver Wizard, I’m No Fool, Ace of Hearts, Formal Occasion, and others.

INJURY HISTORY
In five years of racing he suffered one injury: heat at the end of his 3yo season.

LINEAGE
His sire, SLEW O’ SCOTS, had 181 foals, 21 stakes winners and 15 MSW’s including 5 stallions currently at stud. These MSW’s include ICh. To Die For, NCh. Painted Raven, NCh. Away The Lads, GCh. Mantle of Power, GCh. St Kilda, GCh. Silver Slew, and GCh. ScottyDoesntKnow. He has 4 silver-ranked daughters with a few bronze, but most are still unranked with his oldest crop having just turned 13 years old. His 5 standing sons, aside from Edinburgh, are GCh. Mantle of Power (Bronze, 11 SW’s), ICh. To Die For (Unranked, 58% winners), NCh. Painted Raven (Unranked, 30% winners), and NCh. Away the Lads (Unranked, first crop hits the track this year).

His dam CIGARETTE, produced 9 foals, 8 winners, and 3 stakes winners. In additional to her sole MSW, Edinburgh, she produced stakes winners Ch. Silk Cat, Ch. Wacko Tobacco, and stakes placed Ch. A.P. Cigar and Ch. Remembrance. Two of her three daughters are still unranked, having only produced 4 foals between them. Her third daughter, Second Explosion, is bronze-ranked with 7 winners from 9 runners including 3 SP’s.

The combination of Slew O’Scots/Cigar has produced ICh. To Die For, stakes-placed Bronzewing, and multi-winner Monarch O'The Glen. Going back further, the Seattle Slew/Cigar cross has produced NCh. Guess What (Gold). He is only one of three stallions at stud with Cigar in the damline.

SIRE RECORD
At the time of this post, he is still unranked with his oldest foals having just turned three. Edinburgh has sired 4 crops with 26% starters, 12% winners. Please note he will be pretty low-ranked below, as he’s still fairly new!

Out of 57 current stallions w/ started offspring:
  • 55th in highest winning percentage of offspring
  • 54th in offspring earnings
  • 55th in highest G1-placed offspring

Leading Earners


Foals for Thought

At the moment it’s too early to say what his foals prefer, as most have been restricted to short 2yo races. He does seem to throw both dirt and turf horses, however, so he may be a solid sprint and classic sire on the flat. Might be best to suspect his foals will improve with age, just like him.

* * *


Edinburgh currently stands in Kentucky at Stillwater Farm for $10,000
He is BC nominated and he not does require approval to breed to.

Please share your own foals and successful crosses below.

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 3/3
« on: March 02, 2018, 09:04:05 pm »
1. Gentle Border - Drizzle - One of the Boys
2. Serene Stranger - Calliope - Lolong
3. Julie's Song - Trudy - Useful Glory
4. Fires Down South - Hallowed Nation - Giant Mine
5. StarCraft Wishes - Tic Tac Toe - Soccer King
6. Willing Wind - Elegant Marble - Wiry Channel
7. Great Shot - Blended Crash - Arabian Fire
8. Lasting Dream - Frozen Too Bad - Unknown Lyre
9. Torah - Streak of Luck - Lumiere
10. Private Caption - Shocking Vessel - Exotic Dancer
11. Maat - Winter Solstice - Aquilifer
12. Allie's Navy - Lively Spell - Bespeckled
13. Dipsy Hillside - Languid Mist - Gotti's Girl
14. Fool For Flowers - Not Dead Yet - Addicting News
15. Ragged Jumper - Vortex - Round We Go
16. Church is a Stage - Metropolitan - Banksy
17. Diagon Alley - Mutnofret - B'Rel
18. Sudden Roll - Tame Temper - Tears of a Monarch
19. Vanbrugh - Saldanha Bay - Landeythan
20. Down with the Ship - Simply Catch Me - Special Top
21. Wise Invention - Dobies Bight - Cherubim
22. Open Swing - WhoNeedsLuck - Silvertipped
23. Copperhead - Tin Cup Chalice - Napoleon
24. Pureblood - Folkvangr - Bridge the Gap
25. Political Assassin - Thom Browne - King's Landing
26. Arctic Fox - Join the Joyride - Miraculous Flight
27. Mighty Lock - Please the Fifth - Fossegrim
28. Duranium - Leave No Doubt - Tosca
29. Navy Challenge - Infamous - BlueMountainCoffee
30. Locksley's Lady - Tart Peace - Late Magic
31. Game PIece - Casablanca - Turing Test
32. Ragged Wire - Amanda Fleet - Plucky Rain
33. In Omnia Paratus - Late Bird - Archon
34. Cease Fire - Nexus - Diamond Etched
35. Plain Heart - Hot Mess - Elfin Decision
36. Queen Cobra - Oma Ama - Chase the Sun
37. Heavenly Cloth - Hypnotic Ghost - Wizard Lady
38. Asking Price - Back to First - Lord Somerled
39. Dora's Charm - Love Chicken - Gone Sour
40. A Change of Course - Cruise Control - Soliloquy
41. GrdCtrltoMajorTom - Falkirk - Siege
42. Useful Locket - Plucky Chain - Like Card
43. Evil Vision - Unobtainable - Open Deer
44. Find the Limit - Army Wife - Lucky's Minaret
45. In Deep - Dixie Cup - MidnightConfession
46. Bonnie's Flight - StrawberryDaiquiri - Amatus
47. Educated Fool - Bubblicious - Magda
48. Honey's Victory - Glory Honor&Praise - Matlz
49. Franco Classico - Loewe - Neocortex
50. Phantomized - Victor's Podium - Coco's Major

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / February Handicapping
« on: March 01, 2018, 06:27:57 pm »
Shelbie
Black Storm West

Total Days Handicapped: 5

Win - $250 x 46 = $11,500
Place - $100 x 27 = $2700
Show - $50 x 36 = $1800
Quinella - $500 x 14 = $7000
Trifecta - $1,000 x 14 = $14,000

Total: $37,000

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 2/28
« on: February 27, 2018, 05:06:12 pm »
1. Good Vibes - Break Silence - Major Type
2. Ardent Ember - Somber Offer - Glorious Watch
3. All the World - Jester - Attractive Sun
4. April Fools' Day - Kildare - Cut and Clarity
5. BlackestHeartOfAll - Acclaim - Arista
6. Tres Belle - Black Skies - Drifting Voyager
7. Amazing Beam - Desert Sand - Shining Example
8. Jazz Brigade - Special Regret - Hushed Frost
9. Rampant Point - Momentous Ball - Snow Princess
10. Wannabuildasnowman - Mexican Spice - Palladium
11. Speeding Ticket - The Awful Daring - Cherry on Top
12. Powerful Man - Hollywood Siren - Better Sleet
13. Fractal - Pen to Paper - Theia
14. B'tardat - Young Jewel - Deep Skyline
15. Point Zero - Cool As a Cucumber - Black and Gold
16. Ardent South - Billy the Kid - Dozing Clockpiece
17. Forevermore - Always Regal - Echad
18. Label Maker - Flawless Shore - Merriment
19. Nacene - Wayward Crown - Ravenholm
20. Beratis - Summer Days - Supreme Lion
21. Nights Dream - Don't Go Away - Waiting Lamp
22. Ruby Soho - Fire in the Sky - Wedding Ring
23. Muy Hermosa - Water Lily - Victorious Fighter
24. Lucky Touch - Oban - Eisteddfod
25. Uridium - True Romance - Esperanza Rising
26. Good Night - Rodarte - Overjoyed Mind
27. Best Water - Guess Again - Spurs Win
28. Soft Sun - Dayglow - Dynamic Texture
29. Right Lake - Separate Garden - Proud Fall
30. Spiral Teacake - Super Apple Pie - Desert Devil
31. Blue Topaz - Pandronian - Born in Flight
32. Tabloid Fodder - Elegant Mine - Southern Bubble
33. Betreka Nebula - Tart Thing - KeyHole
34. Nellie Melba - One Good Turn - Mirror Image
35. Tangy Trip - Tottenham Time - Hoof List
36. DontBreakMyHeart - Griselda - Three of Stars
37. Yes It's Real - Way With Words - Same Dart
38. Happy Imagination - Abrupt Metal - Tariq
39. Safe Haven - Violent Hillside - General Heir
40. Burning Legend - Moved By Words - Classic Rock
41. Bele - Commemorate Spurs - Navy Kitty
42. Honeydukes - Everest - Creme Brulee
43. Smoke N' Sparks - Dark Keeper - Landru
44. Hollywood Blaze - Night to Remember - Unimpeded
45. Dark Rock - Geneva - Gobstopper
46. Spinning Wheel - Secret Victor - Gibberish
47. Filpendulous - Anyanwu - Streaky Player
48. Worthy Endeavor - Justaplayfulsoul - Blackwind
49. Alydar's Gory - Ancient Warrior - Millennium Park
50. Fanclub - Northern Invasion - Ghostly Gift

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 2/21
« on: February 20, 2018, 03:33:26 pm »
1. Stand Aside - In Flanders Field - Twice Blessed
2. Gentle Border - Classic Impact - Crises Averted
3. Far Away Home - La Bailadora - Lucky View
4. Selma - Ombudsman - Acclaim
5. Rangirangoo - Meek Linen - Dark Star
6. Suncat - Perfect Toy - Languid Battle
7. Chrysalis - Moon Bear - Missed Opportunity
8. Lothario - Prodigious - Illarwill
9. Socialite - Truly Scrumptious - Wonderful Writer
10. Nieve - X Caliber - Enchanting Reset
11. Woad - Tea Reading - Aggressive Form
12. Sunray - Only Ruler - Suave Suitor
13. Wise Invention - Bold Riley - Up and Up
14. Sudden Roll - Rhapsody in Gold - Top Billing
15. Arabian Knight - Iron and Rue - Speedial Aptitude
16. Red Harted Queen - Heart of Glory - Mister Cellophane
17. Seduction - Silver roses - Fool Moon
18. Lexicon - Sultan - Boiling Over
19. All Snowed In - Artisty - The Devil's Howler
20. Kalina - Saghi - Learned Fan
21. Glass Tiger - Village People - Runaway
22. Huba Buba - Coastal Cake - Saint Peter
23. Invidium - Ghost Train - Rake
24. Regicide - Frin - Rich Belief
25. Erdem - Minor Bird - Magnifico
26. Courtship Rituals - Amongst the Stars - Lucifer's Six
27. ALoverandaDreamer - Naive Templar - Irish Lassie
28. Belle Brigade - Dapper Texture - First
29. That's A Wrap - AlwaysUrSecretary - Wheaten Autumn
30. Hromi Cluster - Caldik Prime - Satler
31. Tall Gate - Powerful Noise - Golden Ghost
32. Bird in a Cloud - Brave Imagination - Spicy Pirate
33. Anchors Aweigh - Diamond in the Sky - Swift Scene
34. Grave Robber - Curious Texture - Busy History
35. Ronara Prime - Smokesignal - Marvelous Verse
36. Starz Wood - Commit to Memory - Early Cave
37. Posthumous - Jolly Wing - Clear Jewel
38. Pepper's Burning - Union Survival - Precious Thing
39. Fly By Dubai - Rough Hour - Happy Name
40. Night Beats - Frontier Show - Pepper Fire
41. PartyWithTheDevil - Alert Noise - Deep Action
42. Blue Horizon - Flaming Parachute - Level Veil
43. Dream of Me - Stalking - Forbidden Secret
44. Silent Night - Fendi - Lingerie
45. At Last Light - Phoenix Cure - Cine Secreto
46. Never Let Go - Hollywood Crystal - Saturn's Rings
47. Itty Bitty Pretty - Theragen - Mountain's Glory
48. Dearbhail - Reverent - Stealth Mode
49. Causin' Mischeif - Born Risky - Burning Hope
50. Starlet High - Folklore - Calindra

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General/Questions / Stallion Spotlight February II: Eighteen Karat
« on: February 19, 2018, 02:07:50 am »
Stallion Spotlight: February  II

 NCh. Eighteen Karat
2010 bay Thoroughbred stallion, 17.0hh
What’s It Worth x Heart of Gold – Mr. Prospector
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CAREER
Bred by Central Lodge, Eighteen Karat was acquired by RC Bee as a 2yo and has been based out of California ever since. He hit the board in 3 of 5 starts at two, but it was with age he improved drastically. Displaying an affinity for nearly every distance on dirt and turf, he won G1 events such as the Belmont Stakes, Breeders’ Stakes, and Santa Anita Derby with board placings in the Kentucky Derby, Brisbane Cup, and Eddie Read Handicap. He set 5 speed records, all at 10 furlongs or longer on the turf—three times setting a new record for 12 furlongs. In all he won 10 of 61 starts, hitting the board 31 times and banking over $2.4 million over four years of racing.

During his career he beat stallions Tottenham Hotspur, Carrowmore, Dixie Time, Player, Dr. Evil, Celtic Star, and Formal Occasion.

INJURY HISTORY
In four years of racing he was never injured.

LINEAGE
His sire, WHAT’S IT WORTH, had 127 foals, 73 stakes winners and 49 MSW’s with a phenomenal 37 millionaires. These millionaires include FFCh. TakeMeToHollywood, FFCh. Foolhardy, WCh. I’m Your Angel, WCh. Worth My Time, WCh. What’s Debatable, ICh. Worth the Wait, ICh. Candidate, ICh. Chivalry, ICh. Worth the Risk, ICh. What’s Your Dream, NCh. Arda, NCh. Black Warrior, NCh. Beautiful Dreamer, NCh. Fleet Street, NCh. Highland Wizard, NCh. Sneak Peak, GCh. Worthy Sage, GCh. Worth My While, GCh. Fine Notice, GCh. Fanfare, Ch. Olympic Colors, and many more. He has 11 gold-ranked daughters, 18 silver, and 19 bronze. By far one of the most famous sire of sires next to the Highland line, he is the sire of retired stallions Highland Wizard, What’s Debatable, Worth My While, Worth the Wait, TakeMeToHollywood, Tryst of Fate, I’m Your Angel, and Black Warrior. Currently his actively standing stallions, beside subject stallion Eighteen Karat, are Candidate, Chivalry, Gunningdownromance, and Express Yourself.

His dam HEART OF GOLD, produced 12 foals, 11 winners, and 5 stakes winners. In additional to her sole MSW, Eighteen Karat, she produced stakes winners Ch. Notanotherhighland, I Will Lead, and Alygold along with stakes placed Ch. A.P. Gold, Ch. What a Flirt, and Ch. Golden Quest. Through her daughters she is the granddam of GCh. Incandescent, Ch. Expelliarmus, Ch. Judgement Call, Ch. Gonnabeamightyking, Ch. Eulogy, Ch. Not Another Word, Ch. Timbuktu, and Ch. That’s Not My Point. She is by Mr. Prospector, a silver-ranked broodmare sire.

The combination of What’s It Worth/Mr. Prospector has also produced SW and MSP Ch. Costalotta.

SIRE RECORD
At the time of this post, he is Bronze-ranked (2.9). Eighteen Karat has sired 6 crops with 76% starters, 53% winners, 11% stakes winners and 4% multiple stakes winners.

Out of 59 current stallions w/ started offspring:
  • 8th in highest winning percentage of offspring
  • 23rd in offspring earnings
  • 22nd in highest G1-placed offspring
  • 24th in G1-winning offspring

Leading Earners
  • GCH. EL DORADO ($1,598,000), G1 The Black Breeders’ Stakes, G2 Churchill Downs Handicap, G2 Shannon Stakes, G3 Stuyvesant Stakes, 2nd G1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint, G1 Sunshine Millions Sprint.
  • CH. SLOW MOONBEAM ($646,550), Meadow Brook Stakes, G3 Aqueduct Handicap, 2nd G1 Irish Two Thousand Guineas, 2nd G2 Ascot Vale Stakes.
  • CH. POLITE VESSEL ($344,500). G1 Del Mar Oaks, G2 San Marcos Stakes, 2nd G3 Arlington Handicap.
  • CH. STARFLEET CAPTAIN ($370,250), G2 Sorrento Stakes, 3rd G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, G3 Chicago Breeders’ Cup Handicap, G3 Santa Ysabel Stakes.
  • CH. WILD COUNTRY ($280,450), Gazelle Stakes, 3rd G2 Bison City Stakes.

Foals for Thought
Looking at his 3 MSW’s and 7 random stakes winners, 1 had their best career year at age 2 (0%), 5 at age 3 (0%), and 3 at age 4 or older (0%). His foals seem to run on both dirt and turf with an affinity for classic and long distances.

Currently he has produced MSW’s out of mares by Worth My While, Highland Laird, and False Promises. His dam’s half-sisters have produced MSW’s by Long Live the King, Unabridged, Candidate, and What’s Debatable.

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Eighteen Karat currently stands in California at RC Bee for $2,500

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

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 2/07
« on: February 06, 2018, 09:11:42 pm »
1. Even Stevens - Hoppipolla - Supreme Wind
2. Fae Queen - Fantabulous - Haught Toddy
3. Winter Solstice - Jacksonville - Blended Crash
4. Maybe Baby - Unknown Devil - Distinct Visitor
5. Up and Up - Spyhunter - Ripe Writer
6. Tell Mama - Give Me Wings - Stars Decline
7. Wicked Nurse - Botany Bay - Powerful Man
8. Unity - Walk the Plank - Easy Oscillation
9. Bono - Sky High - Swirlaway
10. On Fire - Towering Interest - Theragen
11. Dark Shot - Excessive - D'Nesh
12. Finger Paint - Sweet Blue - Street Music
13. Napoleon - Agreeable Coast - Hyksos
14. Smiling Partner - Splash O'Whiskey - Tap Dancer
15. Callgirl - Encantada - Wadi
16. Magic Jewel - Oyster Pearl - Bay City Roller
17. Royal Sacred One - Solitude - Quick Like a Fox
18. One-Horse Town - Witness Magic - Immortal Affair
19. Cats Eyes - Love Chicken - Got Glass
20. Scam Artist - Forever Leader - Branwen
21. Terrestrial - Odds On Spurs Win - No Kissing Allowed
22. Celtic Branch - Radiant - Canadian Club
23. Vivacious Kisses - Imaginary - Diamond Etched
24. Once In A Lifetime - Down With the Ship - Mystic Wings
25. Mr. Datable - Silver Zing - Tahitian Pearl
26. Arrogant Heat - Falkirk - Classic Aptitude
27. Maiden Voyage - Grave Robber - Mischief N'Mayhem 
28. Armed Debate - Blue Embers - Oxford Union
29. Vulcan - Peak of Victory - Cloudy Match
30. Never a Fool - Lovely Sorbet - Flaming Voice
31. Old Picture - Terrific Wealth - Gifted Flag
32. Naval Port - On A Jet Plane - Aventador
33. White the Hay - Telling Watch - Mighty Coach
34. Miss Porter - Shouldn't Touch - Bon Jovi
35. Ghostheart - Bestseller - Take Me Home
36. Water's Girl - Melody Wisp - Eminent Fire
37. Classy Victory - Keen Prodigy - Victory Flag
38. Alberta Gold - Luminar Amadeus - Apples and Oranges
39. Wizard's Wind - Oban - Mistral
40. Galaxy's Assets - Chilly Mind - Capable Thing
41. Spell It Out - Unmoved - Paper Trail
42. McKinley - Wooed - Night Beats
43. Toujours - Good Hillside - Various Shore
44. Panda Bear - Pronto Pike - Arc de Triomphe
45. Unequalled flight - Bazyli - Drizzle
46. War of Words - Cignificant - Squabble
47. One To Blame - Awwshescute - Gibberish
48. Hollywood Knight - Honey's Victory - Winning Rainbow
49. Dark Debate - L'Amour - Bad Company
50. Way Up North - Army Wife - Franco Classico

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Questions / Color War?
« on: February 05, 2018, 08:39:34 pm »
Any chance this can be a thing this year, with so many new members and increased forum activity?  ;D ;D

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