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Title: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie 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).

Boys
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

Girls
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

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

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

Name Changes
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shanthi on January 01, 2012, 06:22:27 pm
Sorry about your foal, but congrats on the others! :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: imagine on January 01, 2012, 06:26:39 pm
Sorry for your loss but congrats on the safe arrivals :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Grace Littlef on January 02, 2012, 12:20:27 am
Yeah sorry for the loss especially when it's a very much anticipated one, think we all understand that one. Congrats on the healthy babes!
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: rebelrun on January 02, 2012, 12:39:59 am
Sorry for your loss!

Glad to hear of the healthy foals, though, and hopeful that Mr. Prospective will have produced a gem for you. 
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on January 02, 2012, 12:36:36 pm
Star Sign (ICH. Unabridged x Star of Hearts, by GCH. Starzen).
8.3hh blue roan filly
The first foal for Unabridge's 2016 crop! She's a big filly, and we're at a total loss over what to name her. Suggestions are always welcome!
Star of Hearts is owned by Sheldrake Racing and will head home shortly.

1 colt | 3 fillies | 1 stillborn | 39 to go
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Grace Littlef on January 02, 2012, 03:50:33 pm
Shooting star, heart of a star, star sign
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shadowfax on January 02, 2012, 04:26:40 pm
Nice Filly
Bridge of Stars
Bridge of Hearts
Heart Bridge

Bridge to the stars

(Just a few;))
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on January 02, 2012, 06:07:33 pm
Went with Star Sign ;D I liked Shooting Star but it was already taken. Thanks!
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Grace Littlef on January 02, 2012, 11:15:45 pm
Most welcome! :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Freedom on January 05, 2012, 03:09:43 am
Congratulations on Bridge's first little one of 2016! She's lovely, looks almost just like daddy! Best of luck with her.  :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on January 05, 2012, 04:41:09 am
Quinnebaugh (NCH. Broad Account x Special Moment, by Omaha).
8.1hh black colt
The first foal for Broad Account's 2016 crop! He's a few days early and on the smallish side, but mommy was small, too. He's his dam's first foal, so who knows what he'll do once he hits the track! He's named after a county in Nebraska, following his damsire's name.
Special Moment is owned by Cypress Farm and will head home shortly.

2 colts | 3 fillies | 1 stillborn | 38 to go
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on January 06, 2012, 04:42:00 am
Hypothesis (ICH. What's Your Point x Double Helix, by Seattle Slew).
10.0hh bay colt
Hypothesis arrived right on his due date, big and healthy! His dam is a half-sister to ICH. Sixth Day and CH. Corunda, so we're hoping he really takes to the track. What's Your Point foals seem to be late developers, so we won't judge him by his first crop. We're really interested to see how the Point Given x Seattle Slew cross works out.
Double Helix is owned by Stormy Island Stables and has already headed home.

3 colts | 3 fillies | 1 stillborn | 37 to go
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shanthi on January 06, 2012, 08:02:30 am
Love the name. :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shadowfax on January 08, 2012, 05:30:30 pm
 Love both names, but especially Quinnebaugh, very unique
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Equestriana on January 12, 2012, 06:34:18 pm
Love the name! What's Your Point ran his best as a 4yo (though he had a decent 3yo year) so I wouldn't be surprised if his foals are late bloomers.
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on January 19, 2012, 04:35:30 am
Secret Garden (ICH. Sixth Day x Quiet Silhouette).
7.3hh chestnut filly
We nearly had a heart attack when Quiet Silhouette went into labor, as seeing she wasn't due until February 4th, but both mommy and baby are fine! The resulting foal is a tiny thing, as you can see, but she should grow! She's the first filly out of her dam and a half-brother to Vassago, who had a light but very successful 2yo season last year (never worse than 3rd in 4 starts). This is also our first foal out of Quiet Silhouette.
Quiet Silhouette has been bred to Express Yourself for 2017.

3 colts | 4 fillies | 1 stillborn | 36 to go
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shanthi on January 19, 2012, 07:18:09 am
Love the name. :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Grace Littlef on January 19, 2012, 03:27:02 pm
brings back memories of that book, its a good one, love it, congrats on a safe preemie! :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shadowfax on January 19, 2012, 04:18:12 pm
Glad the foal and mare are ok

I love that book, so great even now I'm older
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on January 29, 2012, 05:14:18 am
On one hand, three of our girls uncrossed their legs! On the other hand, none were due for another week, which means our late ladies will continue to drive us batty with the wait.

Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shanthi on January 29, 2012, 07:51:47 am
Cute babies! :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: CricketHill on January 29, 2012, 09:04:59 pm
Love the name Darjeeling!
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on January 30, 2012, 04:35:57 am
More fillies!

Loviisa (ICH. Take Me Away x Von Hollywood, by Planet Hollywood).
8.3hh bay filly
We're not up to five mares late, as those not expected for days are pushing out the kids. Von Hollywood wasn't due for another week, but she foaled just fine. Loviisa is her third foal, and we're really excited about a Cigar/Planet Hollywood cross. Loviisa is Finnish for "famous warrior."
Von Hollywood will be put up for lease for 2017.

4 colts | 7 fillies | 1 stillborn | 34 to go
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Grace Littlef on January 30, 2012, 04:40:07 am
Nice congrats on the healthy baby
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shanthi on January 30, 2012, 07:28:27 am
Cool name. :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on January 31, 2012, 04:37:08 am
Black Storm was overjoyed to welcome three new foals into the world. Unfortunately, Star Shower went into labor nearly a week early and experienced complications. Although mommy is well and just tired, the foal could not be saved. Star Shower was already slated for our planned March broodmare auction and will be heading that direction and go unbred.

Order of the Rose (ICh. Gilded Saint x Glitter Rose).
9.0hh dark bay colt
Beyond missing a star and having a tiny ermine on his right hind leg, he is almost the spitting image of mom! Order of the Rose is Glitter Rose's third foal, and our only Gilded Saint foal. His sire's massive, and his already-large size gives us high hopes.
Glitter Rose has been put up for lease for 2017.

Lillyofthevalley (ICh. Stressed x Ch. My Lady's Princess, by ICh. Worth the Wait).
8.1hh bay filly
This is My Lady's Princess' second foal. We're excited to see how a Secretariat/Worth the Wait cross will work, plus My Lady's Princess is out of the gold-rated dam First Lady, making her half to NCh. Government Secret.
My Lady's Princess will be bred to As You Wish for 2017.

5 colts | 8 fillies | 2 stillborn | 31 to go

We now have seven late mares  :o
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Grace Littlef on January 31, 2012, 04:47:56 am
Congrats on the big boy from my guy, I hope he inherits all his sires good qualities!
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shanthi on January 31, 2012, 07:06:52 am
Sorry about your foal. :(

Congrats on the other two, though, they look nice!
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on February 01, 2012, 02:28:01 pm
St. George's Cross (Blue Ensign x Ch. Synbound).
9.2hh blue roan colt
Synbound was a good lady and foaled right on time! This is her first foal and he's a big one (no doubt taking after his mom). Blue Ensign has done fairly well as a sire and Synbound, although lightly raced, did pretty well, so we're hoping Georgie lives up to his parents. Yay colts!
Synbound will be bred to Silver Wizard for 2017.

6 colts | 8 fillies | 2 stillborn | 30 to go
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Grace Littlef on February 01, 2012, 04:20:07 pm
Congrats nice boy
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on February 02, 2012, 04:23:25 am
Hawk By Night (NCh. Joyeux Oiseau x Ch. Keep Quiet, by WCh. What's Debatable).
8.1hh dark gray colt
We were so relieved when Keep Quiet went into labor, being a week late and having lost her first foal last year. She delivered us a handsome gray son of Joyeux Oiseau with plenty of white!
Keep Quiet will be bred to High on Love for 2017 for a Rogue/Worth cross.

7 colts | 8 fillies | 2 stillborn | 29 to go
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Dawn on February 02, 2012, 06:13:37 am
Congrats on the healthy filly...
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shanthi on February 02, 2012, 08:36:06 am
Cute baby! :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on February 03, 2012, 04:52:02 am
Well, one late mare foaled! Haha.

Highland Bishop (FFCh. High Chances x Ch. While I'm Lucky, by GCh. Worth My While).
10.2hh bay colt
While I'm Lucky's first foal came a day early, and he's a big boy! As his name might suggest, he's from the Rogue/Worth line. His sire has done very well so far and his mother's family (silver both on top and bottom) should guarantee much promise! We're just happy momma foaled just fine; he's monstrous.
While I'm Lucky will be bred to Devil His Due for 2017.

Bewitching (ICh. Doodles x Justafire, by Fire 'n' Smoke).
9.3hh dark bay filly
This girl arrived about three days early, but both her and momma are perfectly fine. Justafire's half-sisters seem to have done well in SC, so we're taking a chance with Doodles. We don't typically breed for SC, so we'll try her on the flat first before probably inevitably switching her.
Justafire will go unbred and be sold later.

Necropolis (NCh. The Fighting Fifty x Death Becomes Her, by Ch. Rumor Has It).
8.3hh black colt
I was sort of surprised the name wasn't taken! Necropolis is a pure black colt with a single, tiny star. He's Death Becomes Her's third foal, a daughter of NCh. Killing Time. Admittedly, although The Fighting Fifty's first two crops have done fairly well, we also picked him for his height (mommy is super short, haha). We're hoping Necropolis does well later on and gains some height from daddy.
Death Becomes Her has been offered up for lease for 2017.

9 colts | 9 fillies | 2 stillborn | 26 to go
The boys have caught up!
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Grace Littlef on February 03, 2012, 06:22:56 am
Congrats cool names!
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shanthi on February 03, 2012, 07:11:24 am
I like the names. :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: CricketHill on February 03, 2012, 11:56:29 am
Whoo, congrats on the HC colt!
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: KindleHopeFarms on February 03, 2012, 04:36:02 pm
Really nice colts, and I adore Necropolis. Awesome names.
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on February 04, 2012, 04:45:55 am
Corsage (GCh. My Lucky Day x Ch. Cordially, by NCh. Diplomat).
8.1hh chestnut filly
We were really looking forward to this foal in particular, and are doubly excited for Cordially to give us a filly! We picked up Cordially in foal to My Lucky Day last year from the Railbird auction for just $1,000. I really like My Lucky Day, so to not only pick up a daughter of Diplomat but to also get her in foal to My Lucky Day (and for that price) was something we couldn't pass up! A Lucky Cigar/Diplomat cross hasn't been done yet, so we're really crossing our fingers with this one.
Cordially will be going to Void for 2017.

9 colts | 10 fillies | 2 stillborn | 25 to go
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shanthi on February 04, 2012, 06:47:05 am
Love the name. :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shadowfax on February 04, 2012, 12:07:28 pm
Love them all but especially Hawk By Night
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on February 05, 2012, 04:26:34 am
Hoist the Colors (ICh. What's Your Point x Lady Raider).
9.1hh strawberry roan colt
His sire's first crop only just raced last year with so-so results, and he is his dam's second foal, so this guy is pretty much an unknown. If anything, at least he came out super pretty with plenty of white to go with the strawberry roan! I was quite surprised the name wasn't taken already.
Lady Raider has returned to Stormy Island Stables.

10 colts | 10 fillies | 2 stillborn | 24 to go
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: CricketHill on February 05, 2012, 05:40:50 pm
Love the name!
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Grace Littlef on February 05, 2012, 09:27:58 pm
Nice military reference :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on February 06, 2012, 04:33:44 am
Sangaree (NCh. Black Light II x Easy Senora, by Easy Goer).
8.3hh dark bay colt
The third foal out of MW Easy Senora. She had bad luck last year and foaled before the new year, so we had purposefully booked her for a little later in the season to avoid another mishap! Sangaree is the archaic form for Spanish Sangria, a Spanish wine (we thought Spanish Sangria as too feminine for the boy).
Easy Senora will be bred to V is for Victory for 2017.

11 colts | 10 fillies | 2 stillborn | 23 to go
Once our 3 overdue mares foal, we'll have nothing until March.
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: CricketHill on February 06, 2012, 04:43:06 am
Whoo for wine! Congrats on the healthy foal. =)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Grace Littlef on February 06, 2012, 05:39:29 am
Like the name :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shadowfax on February 06, 2012, 01:35:53 pm
Nice colt, and well done on solving the name gender problem
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on February 07, 2012, 04:20:49 am
We had an unfortunate call in the middle of the night as Dancinginthedark sadly lost her foal. She was running just a few days late and never showed signs of distress during the pregnancy or labor. Dancinginthedark is a little confused but is doing just fine. She'll be sent to Major's Flight for 2017.

Silver Swallow (NCh. Joyeux Oiseau x Ch. Cool Your Jets).
9.0hh dapple gray filly
After the incident with Dancinginthedark, we were very relieved to finally see this little girl! Cool Your Jets had lost her first foal last year and was ten days late when she finally delivered. We're always excited to see our first Joy babies, so this one is extra special! Both her parents are created, but did well on the track so we're hoping we have a future turf monster on our hands.
Cool Your Jets will be sent to Demand the Best for 2017.

11 colts | 11 fillies | 3 stillborn | 21 to go
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Equestriana on February 07, 2012, 04:36:28 am
Sorry to hear about your loss..

Good luck with Silver Swallow (cute name btw!), i'm excited to see how Joy's foals turn out :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: CricketHill on February 07, 2012, 04:44:24 am
Love the name Silver Swallow...unfortunately it also belongs to a real (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Swallow) thoroughbred race horse.

I'd check with Shanthi if it's okay. I mean, it's not like the real pony's Zenyatta or anything.
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Grace Littlef on February 07, 2012, 05:27:12 am
Sorry for your loss, and there's plenty other birds you could use if she says no. :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shanthi on February 07, 2012, 11:06:37 am
Love the name Silver Swallow...unfortunately it also belongs to a real (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Swallow) thoroughbred race horse.

I don't mind naming after real horses (my first and third RL mares are in the game ;)). It's naming after super amazing horses that I'd rather avoid - fewer assumptions that the FF Zenyatta/Curlin/whoever will be amazing. At any rate, I like the name, and it's fine to stay. :)

Sorry about your lost foal. :(
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on February 07, 2012, 05:01:12 pm
Thanks everyone! I honestly didn't know about the RL Silver Swallow until I named the foal and thought, "Though fitting and catchy, it sounds sort of familiar," and looked up the name on Pedigree Query. I figured I'd keep the name until Shanthi waved the red flag (luckily I tend to make a list of 5-6 names per mating in case a name can't be used!). I also presumed as long as names like Hansili, Lady's Secret, Barbaro, ect. weren't used we're safe. Although I think I saw a foal of 2016 named Round Table, so that gave me pause.

I didn't notice that two of my lease mares foaled last night too! I was wondering why my expected foals count went down more than it should have. But my list is on a different computer, so I'll name them later  ;D All my late mares have foaled so we can now take it easy until March.
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shadowfax on February 07, 2012, 07:18:13 pm
Sorry about the foal

Love Silver Swallow
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on February 07, 2012, 09:01:15 pm
Port Elizabeth (ICh. Dark Continent x Fleet Fair).
9.2hh bay filly
We always love our Dark Continent foals! He's done very well as a sire, and we already own one of his 2yo stakes winners. Fleet Fair was a lease and has returned to Stormy Island Stables.

King's Legion (ICh. Long Live the King x Obviously Tardy, by Man O'War).
9.3hh strawberry roan colt
We were really interested in seeing what a Bold Ruler/Man O'War cross would be like, and Obviously Tardy delivered a big, beautiful colt. It will be interesting to see how the Long Live the King foals run next year! Obviously Tardy was a lease and has returned to Stormy Island Stables.

12 colts | 12 fillies | 3 stillborn | 19 to go
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shanthi on February 07, 2012, 09:02:40 pm
Love the name King's Legion. :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Grace Littlef on February 07, 2012, 11:38:01 pm
Nice babies :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Equestriana on February 07, 2012, 11:40:18 pm
Pretty foals! I too am really exciting to see how Long Live The King's foals run
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shadowfax on February 08, 2012, 08:23:57 am
Nice pair
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on March 01, 2012, 04:22:51 am
We've restarted the foaling season!

King of Fools (ICh. Long Live the King x Pink Ace, by Class Act).
9.1hh bay colt
Pink Ace foaled a few days early, but both mommy and son are perfectly healthy! We're really excited to see how this cross will do (Bold Ruler/Class Act). Pink Ace's only raced foal has been doing pretty well so far, winning 2 of 3 starts this year, so that's very promising. Pink Ace has been sent to Starzen for 2017.

13 colts | 12 fillies | 3 stillborn | 18 to go
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: CricketHill on March 01, 2012, 05:15:27 am
Whoo, congrats on the healthy King colt!
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Grace Littlef on March 01, 2012, 06:40:38 am
Congrats love the name!
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shadowfax on March 01, 2012, 04:05:19 pm
Lovely colt, and what a brill name
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on March 02, 2012, 02:12:03 pm
Stagecraft (GCh. Stagehand x Choreographer).
9.1hh black colt
Choreographer was my first mare ever in FF and not only gave me my first foal in the game, but my first stakes winning foal, so any of her foals I'm always excited to receive. We were surprised when she foaled and we discovered the colt was almost entirely black, given his sire is dapple gray and mom is bay. He's half to Ch. Notable Dancer and MW Hollywood Groove who is only 11 pts shy of his own champion title. Stagehand foals have been doing pretty well for themselves so far, so we're excited to see how he turns out. Choreographer will be sent to Bellagio for 2017.

14 colts | 12 fillies | 3 stillborn | 17 to go
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shadowfax on March 03, 2012, 01:13:02 pm
Lovely colt, and I'm glad your mare is soing so well for you
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: CricketHill on March 03, 2012, 05:52:08 pm
Lovely name. Congrats on the healthy colt!
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on March 04, 2012, 02:14:19 pm
Fairytale Stories (ICh. Magic Glory x Her Ladyship, by Sir Barton).
8.2hh flea-bitten gray filly
Apparently the new trend for our March babies are to arrive either super early, or super late! Her Ladyship went into foal four days before her due date, but with this being her fourth foal, she handled it just fine. Fairytale Stories is Her Ladyship's first filly, and she's almost the spitting image of mommy! We really like Magic Glory so here's to hoping she does well. Her Ladyship has been sent to Mr. Townsend for 2017.

14 colts | 13 fillies | 3 stillborn | 16 to go
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shadowfax on March 04, 2012, 03:51:02 pm
Lovely filly
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on March 08, 2012, 02:25:59 pm
I need some girls! Haha.

New World Order (ICh. Dark Continent x Ch. Whispering Embers, by Fire 'n' Smoke).
8.0hh bay colt
The trend continues for all my mares to either be late, or super early this month. Whispering Embers wasn't due for a few a few more days but decided she couldn't wait any longer. New World Order is SW Whispering Embers' third foal. As we've said before, we love our DC foals so we're excited for this guy. He's a little small, but we'll attribute that to being born a little early and to daddy being a bit short. Whispering Embers has been sent to TakeMeToHollywood for 2017.

Stepwisely (GCh. Tottenham Hotspur x Sacred Dancer, by Northern Dancer).
8.0hh gray colt
Sacred Dancer delivered her second foal without mishap. Stepwisely is from Tottenham Hotspur's first crop, so it will be interesting to see what he does later. We also have no idea what a Redwood Prince/Northern Dancer cross will do. Guess we just wait and see! Sacred Dancer has been listed for sale.

16 colts | 13 fillies | 3 stillborn | 14 to go
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Grace on March 08, 2012, 02:28:13 pm
Oh, I love New World Order! Cute colts.
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: CricketHill on March 08, 2012, 02:47:15 pm
DC's a bit short, ain't he? ;)

Congrats on the healthy colts!
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Grace Littlef on March 08, 2012, 04:34:30 pm
Congrats
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: imagine on March 08, 2012, 08:34:49 pm
Lovely colts
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: ivycreekfarm on March 09, 2012, 01:21:39 am
Really, REALLY like the name Stepwisely.  It rolls off the tongue all smooth & easy...
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on March 09, 2012, 04:53:21 am
Vineyard Rose (Invasor x Cape Cod Rose).
8.3hh brown filly
Cape Code Rose decided to be over a week late before delivering her third foal. Since both parents are creates and the Invasor's won't be running for quite awhile, we have no idea how this girl will turn out. Hopefully her older half-sister, who debuts this year, will give us a good hint. Cape Code Rose has been sent to Dark Demand for 2017.

16 colts | 14 fillies | 3 stillborn | 13 to go
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Grace on March 09, 2012, 11:20:44 pm
Ooooh, she's really cute! I love the name.
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on March 10, 2012, 08:20:17 am
Despite Castleonacloud foaling right on her due date, she unfortunately gave birth to a stillborn filly by Sleipnir. She's been sent to Black Warrior for 2017; we might try Sleipnir again in 2018.

Magic Lantern (NCh. Seattle Sorcerer x Ch. Three Spectacles, by Spectacular Bid).
10.0hh dark gray filly
Now we know why Three Spectacles decided to keep this girl for another week! She foaled the big, dashing Seattle Sorcerer daughter in the early hours of the morning with no problems. We're still on the fence about the name. Three Spectacles has been leased to Hello Starling Farm for 2017.

16 colts | 15 fillies | 3 stillborn | 11 to go
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Hilda with Clicker on March 10, 2012, 08:23:21 am
Pretty filly :) dark greys are awesome!
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shanthi on March 10, 2012, 08:58:22 am
Sorry about your foal. :(

I love the name Magic Lantern. :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: imagine on March 10, 2012, 10:25:07 am
I love the name too. Sorry to hear you lost one.
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shadowfax on March 10, 2012, 11:38:39 am
Sorry about your loss

Good luck with Magic Lantern
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: CricketHill on March 10, 2012, 02:41:25 pm
Love the name Magic Lantern.

Sorry for the loss of the filly. Hopefully next year she'll foal safely.
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on March 15, 2012, 05:06:05 am
Peacefully (NCh. Celtic Star x Charm Bracelet, by Class Act).
8.2hh dark bay filly
We had quite a scare when Charm Bracelet went into labor, as seeing she wasn't expected to foal until the 30th! Despite arriving some two weeks early, the filly is perfectly healthy, actually bigger than a few of our other babies, and momma is doing just fine. This is Charm Bracelet's second foal, and from Celtic Star's first crop. Charm Bracelet has been booked to National Post for 2017.

16 colts | 16 fillies | 3 stillborn | 10 to go
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shanthi on March 15, 2012, 08:46:05 am
Cute name. :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Grace Littlef on March 15, 2012, 02:57:07 pm
Cute babies!
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shadowfax on March 15, 2012, 04:33:06 pm
A-dor-a-ble

She might go missing one night :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on March 20, 2012, 04:38:31 am
Evernight (WCh. Nightflight x My Valentine).
8.1hh black filly
It's a girl! My Valentine wasn't due until April 5th, so when she went into labor there was quite a scare, especially given the expected sire. Evernight is a small filly, but she'll have plenty of time to grow. I'm extremely excited over her, since she was our only expected Nightflight foal, and we only own one other. My Valentine has been put up for sale.

16 colts | 17 fillies | 3 stillborn | 9 to go
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shanthi on March 20, 2012, 07:34:33 am
Cute name. :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shadowfax on March 20, 2012, 02:06:39 pm
Lovely filly, good luck with her
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Grace Littlef on March 21, 2012, 01:48:37 am
Sweet filly love the name!
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on March 31, 2012, 04:26:45 am
Over the Horizon (GCh. Latino Mix x Dawn Patrol, by Land Ho).
8.3hh dark bay filly
Only a day early! Over the Horizon is part of Latino Mix's first crop, and Dawn Patrol's fourth foal. She'll be placed in the Annual Foal Auction. Dawn Patrol has been sent to I'm Your Angel for 2017.

16 colts | 18 fillies | 3 stillborn | 8 to go
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shanthi on March 31, 2012, 06:24:53 am
Cute name. :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Grace Littlef on March 31, 2012, 04:51:09 pm
Yeah nice name :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on April 03, 2012, 04:12:16 am
Only two overdue mares now!

Almost Lyrical (ICh. Almost Precious x Given Melody, by Point Given).
9.0hh black colt
Our second foal out of Given Melody! He's half to MSW Ch. Act Accordingly and SW Princess Ariel. Out of six foals now, Given Melody (a chestnut) has thrown four blacks. We're excited to see how he does later. Given Melody has been sent to Gotta Go for 2017.

17 colts | 18 fillies | 3 stillborn | 7 to go
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Grace Littlef on April 03, 2012, 07:53:41 am
Pretty name nice colt! Love black horses!
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on April 04, 2012, 04:18:07 am
Ooh La La (NCh. Sneak Peak x Kelly's Classic, by I'm a Classic).
9.0hh chestnut filly
It's the season of fillies! I'm having a tough time naming her (the name we had in mind was taken); not sure on the current one, so I'm up for suggestions! This girl arrived a day early and looking very much like dad. She'll probably be a later bloomer, since Kelly's Classic's best year was 3 and Sneak Peak's foals seem to get better with age. Kelly's Classic has been sent to Eighteen Karat for 2017.

17 colts | 19 fillies | 3 stillborn | 6 to go
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shanthi on April 04, 2012, 07:56:25 am
I like the name, though I knew a semi-bratty Hackney pony with the same name once. ;) Virtual pony's less likely to be bratty, though.
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Grace Littlef on April 04, 2012, 03:13:17 pm
It's cute! Keep it. :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on April 05, 2012, 05:42:46 am
Adriatic Sea (NCh. Cryptic Ballad x Waterpearl).
9.0hh dark bay filly
Waterpearl decided to run about five days over her due date before delivering her first foal. Cryptic Ballad's foals seem to be late bloomers if his current crops are anything to go by, and Waterpearl was lightly campaigned with a very inconsistent record in terms of surface/distance, so who knows what Black Oceans will turn out like. At least she and momma are healthy! She should grow into a massive filly though; her sire is 17.1hh and her dam is 17.3hh :o. Waterpearl will be sent to Oscillation for 2017.

17 colts | 20 fillies | 3 stillborn | 5 to go
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Grace Littlef on April 05, 2012, 07:15:59 am
Nice one, great name!
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shanthi on April 05, 2012, 07:58:35 am
Like the name. :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on April 06, 2012, 04:34:01 am
So, I nearly just about cried when I saw which foal we unfortunately lost. Gold-ranked I'm Yours Joe, dam of I'm Your Angel, had a stillborn colt by Foolhardy. We were very much looking forward to this one. She's been sent to Candidate for 2017; hopefully we can send her to Foolhardy again for 2018.

Last foal until May. What a way to start the long haul >.< But we did have one healthy baby!

Earth Magic (NCh. Silver Wizard x Crystal Caverns).
9.2hh dark gray filly
Crystal Caverns decided to keep this one cooking for an extra week! Silver Wizard's oldest crop are yearlings and this is only Crystal Cavern's second foal, so who knows what she'll do later. But hey, I have to admit I'm sort of a sucker for the dark grays. Crystal Caverns has been put up for sale, unbred.

17 colts | 21 fillies | 4 stillborn | 3 to go
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: CloverSprings on April 06, 2012, 05:25:09 am
Sorry to hear about the Foolhardy foal!  :(  Remind me when you send her again as he has LFG.
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shanthi on April 06, 2012, 08:06:20 am
Oh no, what a nice foal to lose! :( Hope you have better luck with her 2017 breeding.

Earth Magic is gorgeous. :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: imagine on April 06, 2012, 11:54:50 am
Sorry to hear you lost such a nice foal but congratulations on the lovely filly.
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on April 06, 2012, 01:38:14 pm
Sorry to hear about the Foolhardy foal!  :(  Remind me when you send her again as he has LFG.

Thanks Lindsay! I'll make a note of it. I was really excited when I saw Joe had foaled a colt, then went to see it and was quite saddened. She'll definitely visit Foolhardy next year!
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Grace Littlef on April 06, 2012, 05:14:20 pm
Sorry to hear of the loss, it's hard, congrats on the healthy filly!
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on May 01, 2012, 05:52:11 am
Political Scandal (ICh. Candidate x Executioner, by Executive Orders).
8.2hh black colt
Executioner decided enough was enough and gave birth to this strapping son of Candidate nine days early! He is a little small, but since his dam tends to throw late bloomers, he'll have plenty of time to grow. He's half to SW Ch. Crimson Dahlia, and SP What a Wizard. Candidate's foal have been doing exceptionally well so we're excited to see what he'll do later! I can't think of a name, so I'm open to suggestions. Executioner has been sent to Formal Occasion for 2017.

18 colts | 21 fillies | 4 stillborn | 2 to go
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Grace Littlef on May 01, 2012, 06:52:16 am
Presidential race, presidential candidate, monumental decision, stars and bars, veep
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Grace Littlef on May 01, 2012, 06:53:27 am
One more. StarsNStripes4Ever
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shanthi on May 01, 2012, 08:13:42 am
Political Scandal, Super Tuesday (the death of many a presidential bid), Gaffe/Faux Pas
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on May 01, 2012, 01:25:07 pm
Went with Political Scandal, thanks Shanthi!
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shanthi on May 01, 2012, 01:29:38 pm
You're welcome. :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on May 10, 2012, 04:26:09 am
Personal Revenge (NCh. Dark Demand x For the Win).
10.0hh chestnut colt
For the Win held on to this big son of Dark Demand for a few extra days before foaling like a pro. He's the second foal out of For the Win, who had been retired 1 point short of her champion title (drives me batty!). He's almost the spitting image of his sire. For the Win has been sent to One Lucky Soul for 2017.

19 colts | 21 fillies | 4 stillborn | 1 to go
One left, but not until the 22nd!
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Grace Littlef on May 10, 2012, 07:44:17 am
Great name another big baby! :)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: CricketHill on May 10, 2012, 10:57:06 am
Love the name! =)
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on June 01, 2012, 04:03:49 am
Last mare to foal and of COURSE we're now 10 days late.
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Grace Littlef on June 01, 2012, 05:42:34 am
Join the club! Lol, I've got 2 past due 10 & 11 days and 21 more due thru July like 6 the first 10 days of june, I'm hoping not to lse my stud bookings, time to dose them with castor oil!! :D
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on June 01, 2012, 12:46:13 pm
Haha, get the Crisco! I keep looking at my mare going, "Don't you dare miss your next date! It's already late in the year!"

I can't imagine still having 21 due on June 1st O.o.
Title: Re: 2016 Black Storm West foals
Post by: Shelbie on June 04, 2012, 04:24:11 am
Tashkent (Point Given x Ch. Chief's Lady, by Chief Inspector).
9.1hh dark bay colt
Finally, our last foal arrived! I was expecting this guy to be huge, considering his dam kept her legs crossed an extra 12 days but guess not; at least he's healthy! I had purchased Chief's Lady last year because she was a stakes winner, had bloodlines I didn't have, and because she was carrying a Point Given. I'm not sure why I named him Tashkent, but I think it has a nice, bold ring to it. Chief's Lady has been sent to Player for 2017.


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