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Annual Mixed Auction / Re: Mixed Auction 2021?
« on: May 26, 2018, 02:52:02 pm »
Mixed auction this year? :D

General/Questions / Re: 2yo's for 2022
« on: May 26, 2018, 02:04:34 pm »
I've somehow obtained 77 2yo's and have been slowly cutting down the yearlings, then the weanlings, but I went crazy this year with breeding and should have a massive crop next year. I already plan on selling/leasing out several mares next year because I inevitably buy more 2yo's at the this year, haha.

Probably one of my nicest 2yo crops so far! Of the 7 I listed in the initial post, all have raced at least once with 5 hitting the board and 1 winner. I've been pleasantly surprised by a few other 2yo's. And less than thrilled with others but they still find butterflies more interesting than running. ;)

How'd You Do? / Re: 5/26
« on: May 26, 2018, 01:26:30 pm »
All or nothing today.

8(2)-3(1)-2-0-0 $112,000

 Tottenham High St (3yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in a NW2 Allowance.
 Material Move (4yo, Mr. Townsend) in a NW3 Allowance. 4yo Debut and first start with us.
 Beratis (3yo, Spock) in the Queen's Vase Stakes (Gr. 3). First SW!

 Flattery (2yo, Mr. Prospective) in a NW1 Allowance / her debut.
 Kismet Thoroughbreds lease Mischievious Joe (5yo, My Lucky Day) in a NW2 Allowance.

 Also Rans:
 Acatour (3yo, TakeMeToHollywood) 10th in a NW3 Allowance.
 Ch. Fuurnikazan (5yo, Latino Mix) 6th in an Allowance.
 Hard Candy (3yo, Worthy Victor) 6th in the Woodlawn Stakes (Ungr.). Sent home.

Coastal Cake (3yo, French Ruby) in the Queen's Vase Stakes (Gr. 3) - This little guy isn't even fully mature yet and he's been doing great this year. Hopefully he'll take after his sire and run even better 4yo+

Congrats on the stakes placing!

Crimson Flames (3yo, French Ruby) in a NW2 Allowance

Congrats on his first win!

Good day for the Rubies.  ;)

Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 5/26
« on: May 26, 2018, 04:37:18 am »
1. Jamestown actress - Sweet Pea - Raindrop
2. Louisiana Purchase - Never Never Land - Downing Street
3. Whimsy - Painted Dreams - Real de a Ocho
4. Midnight City - Unique Party - Pluto's Lady
5. Dream of Rainbows - Lightning Bug - Flattery
6. Magical Watch - Festie Night - Glass Eyed Glow
7. Foolish Hope - Telephone Booth - Safe Cherry
8. Deep End - Lolong - Tottenham High St
9. Jade Hand - Noble Sapphire - Thick Lawyer
10. Hey Gorgeous - Tart Shore - Changeless
11. Capricious Theory - Crimson Flames - Lethal Temper
12. Spartan Devil - High Fog - Rabbit Ears
13. Good Riddance - Cloudy Move - Elegant Touch
14. Queen of Ireland - Burning Impact - Brawny Wing
15. Oscillation Rose - Just Keep Running - Can't Stop This
16. Luck Addict - Streaming Ramparts - Sudden Roll
17. High Council - Cool Thunder - Weatherman
18. Stone Cold Fox - The Awful Daring - Book of Consequence
19. Colorful Title - Icecream Classic - Quirky Belief
20. Godsmack - Wren - Secretive Devil
21. Budding Star - Petition - Oeuvre
22. Flower of Scotland - Wreckless - Freemason
23. Glory Glory - Premiering - Arista
24. Bono - Stiletto - Wildest Dreams
25. Scots Grey - Admiral Al - Boy King
26. Moon Bear - Visvim - Like Leopard
27. Giant Witch - Gild in Silk - Gold Ring
28. Humorous Trick - He Loves Me - All Powerful
29. Outlaw - Der Scharze Furst - Complex Brick
30. El Trujaman - Royal Authority - Lucky Miracle
31. Vermu - Rubicon - Bubbly Dreamer
32. Watch in Awe - Faithful Rock - Lively Spell
33. Second Shape - Drifting Voyager - Gilded Fire
34. Overjoyed Mind - Whyouask - Rainy Cannon
35. Palazzo Pubblico - Haught Toddy - Indigo Fire
36. Asking Price - Malinche - Ring True
37. Spyhunter - Remarkable Honey - Ready History
38. Blameless - Empire Queen - Left Light
39. Easy Oscillation - Belpasso - Flaming Harmony
40. Favourite Time - Flaming Flag - France of Frankel
41. Sassy Blur - Coverian - Glens of Antrim
42. Written in Snow - Insenso - Laird Plateau
43. Grey Giant - Swift As the Wind - Silver Roses
44. Kentucky Bluegrass - Hard Candy - Sky High
45. Pronto Pike - Ventriloquest - Creme Brulee
46. Bold and Beautiful - Notta Roan - Twelve Bar Blues
47. Dearbhail - Dainty twee - Back to First
48. More For Me - Fleet of Foot - Isis
49. Siding Springs - Heartofthematter - Going to the Chapel
50. Beratis - Wild Aptitude - Coastal Cake

Weekly Picks/Handicapping / Re: 5/23
« on: May 24, 2018, 08:08:31 pm »
Win - $250 x 10 = $2500
Place - $100 x 5 = $250
Show - $50 x 8 = $400
Quinella - $500 x 4 = $2000
Trifecta - $1,000 x 2 = $2000

Total: $7150

How'd You Do? / Re: 5/23
« on: May 23, 2018, 04:32:52 pm »
Was a really good 2yo day, surprisingly. All 5 were in the top 3, including 2 SP's!

11(5)-1-4(2)-2(1)-0 $97,500

 Brave Imagination (3yo, Strike It Rich) in a NW1 Allowance.

 Draconian Love (2yo, Von Lichtenstein) in a NW2 Allowance.
 Calling All Souls (2yo, Pay the Boatman) in a maiden.
 North Oak Farm lease Oh Dark Hundred (3yo, Eighteen Karat) in the Peter Pan Stakes (Gr. 2).
 Foolish Whispers (2yo, Foolhardy) in the Queen Mary Stakes (Gr. 3).

 Fawn (2yo, French Ruby) in a NW3 Allowance.
 Ladykiller (2yo, I'm Your Angel) in the Kentucky Breeders' Cup (Gr. 3).

 Swanheart (3yo, French Ruby) in the Shuvee Handicap (Gr. 2). Sent home.

 Also Rans:
 Cabarita (4yo, Carrowmore) 7th in an Allowance. For sale
 Three of Stars (5yo, All Jazzed Up) 8th in an Allowance. Retired to broodmare.
 Ch. Crown Alexandra (5yo, Tottenham Hotspur) 7th in the Royal Gloucestershire (Gr. 2). Sent home.

Weekly Picks/Handicapping / Re: 5/23
« on: May 22, 2018, 04:27:28 pm »
1. Cherryade - Verdigris - Slippery Honor
2. Margiela - Grateful Beam - Abrupt Account
3. Thistle Do - Dazzling Star - Cold Chisel
4. Brave Imagination - Clever Wisp - Learned Earth
5. Dandy's Brigade - Brigade Countess - Outgoing Fire
6. Vagabound Fuel - Reach for the Sky - Draconion Love
7. Gaudy Heat - Bold Invader - Detailed Frog
8. On a Crusade - Difficult Tea - Soldier Laddie
9. Tan Profit - Dizzy Swirl - Veneficus Dominae
10. Inside Job - Just a Dandy - Rough Direction
11. Pale Ice - Ostara - Druidstone
12. Yay or Nay - Tea Reading - Wise Invention
13. Cosmic Void - Foolish Frame - Colorful Throne
14. Summer Days - Lucifer's Six - Capable Day
15. Primed - Mutnofret - Tangy Trip
16. Fresh Clock - Glossy Top - No Strings
17. MC Antelope - Fancy Decision - Amongst the Stars
18. Milan - Ways and Means - Kerry the Flame
19. War Shield - Eloquent - X Caliber
20. Desert Sand - Wishful Aura - Frail Value
21. Ombudsman - Eostre - Cabarita
22. Diamonds Forever - Little Miss Zapper - Thick Voyage
23. Let Me Be Frank - Peaceful Title - Wish on a Rainbow
24. Coz I Can - Nikody - Anon
25. Careful Memory - Dazzling Shade - Gold and Black
26. McKinley - Expressions - Guessing Game
27. Metropolitan - Vague Rock - Gravitic Sensor
28. Pandronian - Prescribe - Jaya
29. Jagged Noise - The Devil's Howler - Hob's Bargain
30. Leather and Lace - Valtese - Flaming Voice
31. Stopdropandroll - All I Know Now - Major's Minx
32. Noiseworks - Warm Attempt - Wary Measure
33. Perseids - The Force Awakens - Calling All Souls
34. Blue Flame - Sol Elipse - Wayward Light
35. Sandstone - A Change of Course - Same Dart
36. Careless Linen - Aziraphale - Gigantic Blade
37. Power the Passion - Learmonth - Home Soon
38. Incredible Glory - Possible Marble - Precious Heart
39. What An Image - Kilbeggan - Italian Honey
40. travinator - Honored Engagement - Private Bubble
41. Shy Snowdrift - Old Locket - Pale Letter
42. Blue Canyon - Swanheart - Lackadaisical
43. Oh Dark Hundred - Xoxoxo - Satin on Steel
44. Wild Fool - Ladykiller - Burning Autumn
45. Face The Music - Busy Invention - Indy's Irish Lady
46. Kept Word - Emblem - Charmed Cat's Life
47. Palermo - Deep Key - Quibble
48. Tee En Tee - Dark Sunrise - Punch Buggy
49. Foolish Whispers - Daadenning Creek - Flint
50. Golden Chant - Crown Alexandra - Artistry

Weekly Picks/Handicapping / Re: 5/9
« on: May 22, 2018, 04:07:03 pm »
Win - $250 x 7 = $1750
Place - $100 x 5 = $500
Show - $50 x 8 = $400
Quinella - $500 x 4 = $2000
Trifecta - $1,000 x 4 = $4000

Total: $8650

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.

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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.

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