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How'd You Do? / Re: 2/10
« on: February 13, 2018, 01:15:16 pm »
Not a spectacular day, but we got some great 2nd place finishes:

Royal Wedding (4yo, Witness) in a NW3 Allowance
Adios Amiga (3yo, I'm Your Angel) in an Allowance
Upswing (4yo, Drum Major) in a claiming race - didn't get claimed
Aberdeen (3yo, Edinburgh) in a NW2 Allowance
Ch. Candycane (3yo, Candidate) in the Sabin Handicap (Gr. 3)
Ch. Wedded Bliss (3yo, Witness) in the Tranquil Star Stakes (Gr. 3)

Sportstress (3yo, V is for Victory) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. With Gusto (3yo, V is for Victory) in the Sham Stakes (Ungr.)

Early Morn (3yo, V is for Victory) in a claiming race - he got claimed. He was a December baby and is truly from my 2YO crop, so he'll probably be a late bloomer. I suspected I would forget this in my management. Hopefully he'll do well for his new owners!
Bridge Crossing (3yo, Unabridged) in a claiming race - didn't get claimed

Nina Ricci (3yo, I'm No Fool) in a maiden
Stellar Victory (3yo, V is for Victory) in a NW1 Allowance

Also Rans:
Polynesian Prince (3yo, In The Navy) 12th in a NW1 Allowance
Treasure Hunt (4yo, Changeling) 6th in a NW2 Allowance
Long Hot Summer (6yo, Gunningdownromance) 7th in an Allowance
Deep Ice (3yo, My Lucky Day) 7th in a NW1 Allowance
Angel of Darkness (5yo, I'm Your Angel) 7th in an Allowance
Maria Von Trapp (3yo, Von Lichtenstein) 8th in the San Antonio Handicap (Gr. 2)

Foaling Barn / Re: Ivy Creek's 2022 Foal Crop
« on: February 08, 2018, 02:07:45 am »
And the fillies lead by two:

NCh. Ducati x GCh. Always Ladylike - Giant's Causeway (B)
9.0h brown filly

Dam is a MSW.

15 Colts | 17 Fillies | 1 Stillborn

How'd You Do? / Re: 2/7
« on: February 08, 2018, 01:50:43 am »
We're really struggling to get our win % back up to "normal" lately. There is still a large percentage of our racers that we still haven't figured out quite yet - maybe that's contributing to it?

Splash O'Whiskey (3yo, Irish Gold) in a NW3 Allowance
Never A Fool (3yo, Foolhardy) in a claiming race - I couldn't resist her pedigree, especially at only $5k
Ch. Unmoved (3yo, Unabridged) in an Allowance

Tell Mama (3yo, TakeMeToHollywood) in a NW1 Allowance
Gentle Giant (3yo, Giant's Causeway) in a NW2 Allowance
D'Nesh (3yo, Belanso) in a NW3 Allowance
Glossy Reason (3yo, Void) in a Starter Allowance
Lake Como (3yo, Bellagio) in the Old Hat Stakes (Ungr.)

Arrogant Heat (3yo, Invasor) in a NW2 Allowance
Naval Port (4yo, In The Navy) in a claiming race - he wasn't claimed
Strut Your Stuff (3yo, Strider) in the San Vincente Stakes (Gr. 2)

Swirlaway (3yo, V is for Victory) in a NW2 Allowance
Callgirl (3yo, Count Me In) in a NW3 Allowance
Count Your Gold (5yo, Count Me In) in an Allowance
Grecian God (3yo, Foolhardy) in a NW2 Allowance
Ch. Cignificant (4yo, Magic Cross) in the Strub Stakes (Gr. 2)

Eternal Void (3yo, Long Live The King) in a maiden

Also Rans:
Ghostheart (4yo, Ghostzapper) 6th in an Allowance
Vivacious Fox (3yo, V is for Victory) 6th in a NW1 Allowance

Foaling Barn / Re: Ivy Creek's 2022 Foal Crop
« on: February 05, 2018, 10:10:33 pm »
NCh. Fight The Twilight x GCh. Nicole's Majic - A.P. Indy (S)
8.3h black filly

Dam is a MSW who set a speed record over 9f dirt at age 3.

15 Colts | 16 Fillies | 1 Stillborn

Foaling Barn / Re: Ivy Creek's 2022 Foal Crop
« on: February 04, 2018, 05:33:09 pm »
And the genders are tied once more:

GCh. Zadar x Ch. Banafrit - Ch. Magic Cross (B)
8.3h dark grey colt

1/2 brother to Copacabana (SP)

15 Colts | 15 Fillies | 1 Stillborn

How'd You Do? / Re: 2/03
« on: February 03, 2018, 04:49:54 pm »
Ch. One Giant Leap (3yo, V is for Victory) in the Gloaming Stakes (Gr. 2)

Lady Sybil (3yo, Lord Nelson) in a NW2 Allowance
Mamma Mia (3yo, V is for Victory) in a NW3 Allowance
Copacabana (3yo, My Lucky Day) in the Herecomesthebride Stakes (Gr. 3)

Foreign Debate (4yo, Lucky Streak) in a claiming race - he didn't get claimed
Material Lawyer (3yo, Player) in a NW3 Allowance

At Last (4yo, Witness) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Jeweled Cross (4yo, Magic Cross) in an Allowance

Shake It Out (6yo, Strike It Rich) in a claiming race - I claimed her for her pedigree, though I expect she's past her peak. We will shoot for 10 races, then retire to brood.
Deliver The Storm (3yo, V is for Victory) in an Allowance

Also Rans:
Moontrance (3yo, Witness) 10th in a NW3 Allowance
Ka (5yo, Bellagio) 7th in an Allowance
Dixie Triumph (3yo, V is for Victory) 9th in a maiden
Stealth (3yo, Witness) 6th in a claiming race - he didn't get claimed

Foaling Barn / Re: Ivy Creek's 2022 Foal Crop
« on: February 03, 2018, 04:29:17 pm »
Busy week!

NCh. Ducati x Ch. Ruth Sage - created
9.2h dark bay filly

Dam set a speed record over 9f dirt at age 3 - hopefully that talent will pass on!

NCh. Golden Text (S) x GCh. Singsong - Rahy (S)
9.1h chestnut colt

Dam is a MSW who set a speed record over 10f dirt at age 3. I'm hoping this combination can lead to a potential Derby entrant someday.

NCh. Bear Witness x Fleur's Debate (G) - WCh. What's Debatable (G)
8.1h black filly

1/2 sister to Ch. With A Fleurish (MSW), Ch. Mood Indigo (SW)
I also just noticed that her dam is now ranked as reine-de-course (I/P)

NCh. Allinvain x Must Be Royal (S) - GCh. Must Be Magic (S)
9.1h liver chestnut colt

1/2 brother to Ch. Quiet Ruler (MSW), Ch. Foolish Queen (SW)

NCh. Bellagio (S) x Takin the Highroad - NCh. Highland Wizard (S)
9.0h dark bay filly

Dam is a SW, 1/2 to the stallions Call To War and Space Chips.

GCh. Zadar x Ch. Twirlaway - Whirlaway (G)
9.1h chestnut filly

Dam is a SW.

14 Colts | 15 Fillies | 1 Stillborn

Foaling Barn / Re: Black Storm West 2022 Foals
« on: February 03, 2018, 03:45:06 pm »
Aw, I love her! I also love the historical reference of her name. How fitting!

Foaling Barn / Re: Coleman Branch 2022 Foals
« on: February 03, 2018, 03:37:51 pm »
What exciting babies! Congrats on the Exit Poll foal. I love his name - he's huge!

Questions / Re: Training Schedule
« on: January 31, 2018, 06:29:08 pm »
Ok, that makes sense. I knew that was how it used to be. Am I crazy that I thought you'd said this was a feature you were working on or at least hoping to add in future?

I recently added a second training schedule for horses that no longer need frequent training (i.e. jockey already knows like back of hand, know running preference, and found equipment they love). I guess I'll need to reevaluate this - maybe put more horses on this, and remove training altogether for horses that don't "need" it, maybe.

Foaling Barn / Re: Coleman Branch 2022 Foals
« on: January 31, 2018, 05:40:38 pm »
Woohoo! Nice Exit Poll foal!

Questions / Re: Training Schedule
« on: January 31, 2018, 05:37:09 pm »
I've been using this same training method for the past 4-5 years and have only recently seen (what seems like) an uptick of injuries. A lot of these racers are descended/related to the ones I had during that time period so I would assume genetics are similar (though obviously not quite the same).

Additionally, all my horses went back to the farm to rest for a month around October/November, so NE isn't tip-top but it shouldn't be abysmal quite yet. I check jockey comments before each race to try to make sure NE is up to par (plus check on general attitude, change in preferences, etc.)

It does seem slightly more prevalent in 2YOs and 5YOs, so maybe it's just the maturity levels? Just trying to find a way to cope that is actually feasible with real life time constraints. In a perfect world, I'd have tons of time and attention to devote to each horse and could manually evaluate and train them daily...but I don't see that ever happening.  :P

Foaling Barn / Re: Ivy Creek's 2022 Foal Crop
« on: January 31, 2018, 05:24:07 pm »
And another:

NCh. Exit Poll x Ch. With A Fleurish - NCh. Gimme A Shot (S)
8.2h bay colt

1/2 brother to Ch. With Gusto (MSW)

12 Colts | 11 Fillies | 1 Stillborn

Foaling Barn / Re: Generous’ Foals 2022
« on: January 31, 2018, 02:02:21 pm »
Great pedigrees! I'm especially happy to see Smiling Bubbles is doing so well for you. I owned her once upon a time. I guess this means I should add her to my "great mares that got away" list, ha! Hopefully My Bubbles is just as good!

How'd You Do? / Re: 1/31
« on: January 31, 2018, 01:58:04 pm »
I didn't get a chance to enter many for this raceday. Our finish percentages are pretty even (16, 16, 15, 14) but considering our overall win percentage over the years is 30%, this feels pretty dismal. Hopefully we can make a turnaround before those unpredictable 2YOs come out to try their luck!

March On (4yo, Strider) in a NW2 Allowance

Candid Star (4yo, Candidate) in a NW2 Allowance

Also Rans:
Madd About You (5yo, Express Yourself) 6th in the Busanda Stakes (Ungr.) ;)

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