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General/Questions / Re: New famous stallions in 2023?
« on: November 14, 2018, 08:24:24 pm »
And another... interesting pedigree, and a lovely colour - is he a liver chestnut?

  • Weekend Hideaway (by Speightstown, out of Apocalyptical / Wiseman's Ferry, 3x4 inbred to Storm Cat, 4x5 to Secretariat, 5x5 to Buckpasser, Bold Ruler, and Nashua)

49 Starts: 13 - 7 - 10, $1,144,922

At 2: 1st David S., Bertram F. Bongard S.; 3rd Futurity S. (G2)
At 3: 1st Gone Fishin S.; 2nd Mike Lee S.
At 4: 1st John Morrissey S.; 3rd Affirmed Success S., Commentator H.
At 5: 1st Fla Sunshine Millions Sprint S.; 3rd Hudson H
At 6: 1st Affirmed Success S, Commentator S.; 2nd Hudson H.; 3rd VOSBURGH S. (G1)
At 7: 1st Commentator S.; 3rd Tale of the Cat S.
At 8: 1st John Morrissey S; 3rd Affirmed Success S

Foaled March 18, 2010.
FLZDIS'11 $40K
Updated/last raced 27Aug2018
Injured in a workout and retired in Sept 2018.

Standing at Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions LLC, Stillwater, NY for 2019. $2,500.

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How'd You Do? / Re: 11/14
« on: November 14, 2018, 11:46:51 am »
Wins:
Y'all (3yo, Changeling) in a NW2 Allowance - she's one of those late bloomers I usually don't have patience for, and this is her first win, after 18 races

Places:
A Room Of Her Own (2yo, Frankel) in a NW3 Allowance - this girl is having quite a nice 2yo career, her older sister, although lightly raced, is doing well too. Dam was most busy (and successful) as a 2yo.
Curious Side (3yo, Bellagio) in a NW2 Allowance - claimed this September and she's "in training"

Shows:
I'm No Mystery (5yo, I'm No Fool) in an Allowance - still fighting as 5yo, after two years break
Zooming Through (3yo, Ring of Fire) in a maiden
Super Deer (2yo, Deep Impact) in a maiden
Peace And Carrots (2yo, I'm No Fool) in a maiden - started racing just recently and doing well. This is her fourth race, and her history shows in correct order!

Fifths:
Sir D'VoidofFunk (2yo, Lord Nelson) in a NW3 Allowance
Far From Perfect (2yo, Al Mundhir) in a maiden - no more winners for Al Mundhir yet...

Also Rans:
Xoxoxo (3yo, High Chances) 7th in an Allowance
Jallikattu (2yo, I'm No Fool) 7th in a maiden

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General/Questions / Re: New famous stallions in 2023?
« on: November 12, 2018, 07:57:52 am »
Perhaps one more, but I don't know if he's retiring to stud:

  • London Town (by Kane Hekili, out of Fairy Banyan / Honour And Glory, 4x5x5 inbred to In Reality, 5x5 inbred to Northern Dancer)

Year    Starts    1st    2nd    3rd    Other    Earnings(JPY)
JPN    2015    4    1    1    0    2    7,720,000
2016    9    3    1    0    5    48,079,000
2017    8    2    1    0    5    83,057,000
2018    4    0    0    0    4    5,400,000
Total    25    6    3    0    16    144,256,000
KOR    Total    2    2    0    0    0    

The most recent news I have about him is his win in the 2018 Korea Cup (video). Quite impressive!

Comment from World Horse Racing on Twitter:

"LONDON TOWN absolutely thrashes them in the Keenland Korea Cup. He breaks the track record and wins by an absolute mile."

And a photo of London Town winning - I think that's how I learned about him, somehow this photo popped up.

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Famous Races/Horses / Japan Cup (Nov. 25)
« on: November 12, 2018, 06:38:14 am »
There are two more "famous races" I wanted to write about, both long distance on turf. Most of these races were up to 10f on dirt, and next year I'll probably group them so you can better plan the schedule for your horses (especially with less popular preference, like short distance steeplechase). Now, Japan Cup is coming, and the shortest routes (1 day by air) are from Australia, England and Santa Anita. If your horse is in Hong Kong you can ship by road (by the way, I was recently reading about the incredible Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge: a 55-kilometre (34 mi) bridge–tunnel system consisting of a series of three cable-stayed bridges, an undersea tunnel, and four artificial islands. It is both the longest sea crossing and the longest fixed link on earth).
Japan Cup is the same surface and distance as Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. So, is Ch. Autumn Red coming, @Shelbie ? The real life Arc winner Enable has just won Breeders' Cup Turf, so she's having some rest now.


The FF Japan Cup info:

Date
2022-11-28

Location
Japan

Race
Japan Cup (Gr. 1)

Surface
Turf

Distance
12 furlongs

Age
3yo+

Purse
$3,500,000

Links:

Japan Cup - Horse Racing in Japan

Japan Cup - Wikipedia

Past winners in real life:

  • 2015 - Shonan Pandora
  • 2016 - Kitasan Black
  • 2017 - Cheval Grand

Past Final Furlong winners:

  • 2019 - WCh. Sionnach, Track: Good    Time: 2:24.720    SF: 241. Won four Eclipse Awards that year: Endurance Horse, Horse of the Year, Older Horse, Turf Horse. Standing at stud at Generous Bloodstock (England).
  • 2020 - GCh. Never Let Go, Track: Good    Time: 2:31.795    SF: 100. He ran in Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe this year, finished 8th.
  • 2021 - Cape Girardeau, Track: Good    Time: 1:55.810    SF: 322. 2nd in this race was GCh. Susurro bred by Clicker Lab. Both horses belong to Renegade Racing and Breeding and are still in Japan. Also, both are by the same sire - NCh. Dark Demand; who ran only on dirt.

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How'd You Do? / 11/10
« on: November 10, 2018, 11:58:48 am »

Wins:
Serene Stranger (3yo, Ring of Fire) in a NW3 Allowance

Places:
Rush (2yo, Take Me Away) in a maiden
Oh Hay (3yo, Von Lichtenstein) in a NW2 Allowance

Fourths:
The 5th Horseman (2yo, Al Mundhir) in a claiming race

Fifths:
Tipping the Velvet (4yo, Deep Impact) in an Allowance - still needs one point to Champion title  :(

Also Rans:
Time To Go (4yo, Gotta Go) 7th in an Allowance
Ch. Satin on Steel (3yo, Magic Cross) 6th in an Allowance
Awesome Stream (2yo, Simply Heroic) 8th in a maiden
Xyzzy (2yo, Bernardini) 6th in a NW2 Allowance

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General/Questions / Re: 2023 Freshman Stallions
« on: November 08, 2018, 04:16:50 pm »
Interesting! My stallion NCh. Al Mundhir also had his first 2yo's this year, but I didn't expect them to do much, since he started racing as a 3yo and was still stakes winner at five. However, his first crop still gave him a bronze breeding ranking.

Of the mentioned studs, I have a 2yo filly Apophis by City Upon a Hill, 4x5 inbred to Secretariat via dam. She ran six races, won once. Another is Mymble by Away The Lads, 3x3 inbred to Seattle Slew. She ran three times but her best finish is 5th. Her dam was best as 2yo so I hope that she'll get better soon.

I also have a homebred Cap'n Körlinq, yearling colt by Curlin. His older sister by Frankel is winner / stakes placed as 2yo.
And there is also a weanling filly Jetzt Oder Nie by Pay the Boatman, 3x3 inbred to What's It Worth and 3x4 inbred to False Promises, sire of only 14 foals total, but all of his champion foals were 2yo winners / stakes winners so maybe this filly will mature early too.

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How'd You Do? / Re: 11/7
« on: November 07, 2018, 02:31:42 pm »

Wins:
Overkill (2yo, Bellagio) in a NW2 Allowance - by 4 1/4!

Fourths:
Ch. Filipendulous (3yo, My Lucky Day) in an Allowance

Also Rans:
Quake (2yo, To Die For) 10th in the Nasua Stakes (Gr. 3)

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General/Questions / Re: New famous stallions in 2023?
« on: November 05, 2018, 11:26:51 am »
I actually like it when real life stallions have some pedigree in the game too. Makes the "hypothethical mating" more interesting ;)

Also, the real life popular sires are not as popular in Final Furlong; for example we only have 155 active horses (not retired or deceased) that have Northern Dancer in their pedigree; 587 with Mr. Prospector. And 2488 active horses (broodmares, stallions, racehorses, yearlings, weanlings) having What's It Worth. 908 with Highland Rogue. 362 horses have The Black in their pedigree (sire of Nightfight) and Nightfight, although deceased, has many successful sons at stud so he's becoming popular in the pedigrees, while real life The Black doesn't seem to be equally popular.

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General/Questions / Re: New famous stallions in 2023?
« on: November 04, 2018, 11:46:41 am »
Lewis: yes, 3x5 means that the same ancestor appears in 3rd and in 5th generation, and 3x5x5 means that the same ancestor appears in 3rd generation and twice in 5th generation (thus reducing the number of possible ancestors if each of them was different). Pedigree Query marks these ancestors with different colours:

https://www.pedigreequery.com/justify11

and Final Furlong marks them in bold, so for example my filly Natalma is 2x2 inbred to GCh. Jazz It Up. At least that's what I mean by writing it this way - I hope it's correct ;)

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General/Questions / New famous stallions in 2023?
« on: November 04, 2018, 09:49:29 am »
It's hard to find a successfull horse that isn't inbred to a popular sire, but based on "famous races", I have a few suggestions...




  • Poet's Word (by Poet's Voice, out of Whirly Bird / Nashwan, 3x5 inbred to Shirley Heights and 5x5 to Northern Dancer)

17 Starts: 7 - 6 - 1, £2,951,329

At 4:
1st Glorious S. (GB-G3,12fT,Goo)
2nd Irish Champion S. (Ire-G1,10fT,Leo), Champion S. (GB-G1,10fT,Asc), Huxley S. (GB-G3,10.5fT,Chs)

At 5:
1st Prince of Wales's S. (GB-G1,10fT,Asc), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. (GB-G1,12fT,Asc), Brigadier Gerard S. (GB-G3,10fT,San)
2nd Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-G1,12fT,Mey), International S. (GB-G1,10.5fT,Yor)

FOALED: April 5, 2013
Trainer Sir Michael Stoute (GB)
Raced in GB, Ire, HK and UAE
10-12f winner
RETIRED 2018. To stand at Nunnery Stud, GB for 2019 (JRD)



19 Starts: 12 - 3 - 2, $15,988,500

At 3:
Won Clark H. (G1,CD,9f), Louisiana Derby (G2,FG,9f), Risen Star S. (G2,FG,8.5f), Matt Winn S. (G3,CD,8.5f)
2nd Breeders Cup Dirt Mile (G1,SA,8f), Pennsylvania Derby (G2,9f)
3rd Kentucky Derby (G1,10f), Travers S. (G1,10f)

At 4:
Won Breeders' Cup Classic (G1,Dmr,10f), Stephen Foster H. (G1,CD,9f), Whitney S. (G1,SAR,9f), Woodward S. (G1,Sar,9f), Razorback H. (G3,OP,8.5F)
2nd Dubai World Cup (UAE-G1,Mey,10f)

At 5:
Won Pegasus World Cup Invitational S. (G1,GP,9f)

Foaled March 8, 2013.
2017 Eclipse Champion Older Male & Horse of the Year
Enters stud in 2018 at Three Chimneys Farm, KY. (Fee: $70,000)



45 Starts: 7 - 7 - 7, $1,434,685

At 2:
3rd Hall of Fame S. (Prx,6½f)

At 3:
2nd Parx Derby (Prx,1m70y), Richard W Small S. (Lrl,9f)
3rd Ohio Derby (Tdn,9f)

At 4:
Won Swatara S. (Pen,8½f)
2nd Richard W. Small S. (Lrl,9f)
3rd Mountainview S. (Pen,9f), Carl Hanford Memorial S. (Del,8½f)

At 5:
Won Jockey Club Gold Cup S. (G1,Bel,10f), Exclesior S. (G3,Aqu,9f)
3rd Whitney S. (G1,Sar,9f), Suburban S. (G2,Bel,10f), Harrison E. Johnson Memorial S. (Lrl,9f)

Foaled February 1, 2013.
Trainer and owner: Uriah St. Lewis. Touching story as a bonus: Discreet Lover and Uriah St. Lewis are a Breeders' Cup underdog story


There is also the American Triple Crown winner Justify, but he got retired quite early... and he is 3x5x5 inbred to Mr. Prospector. So not as exciting as American Pharoah ;)

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Famous Races/Horses / Re: Breeders' Cup Festival (Nov. 2-3)
« on: November 04, 2018, 05:39:37 am »
Updated with Saturday results.

Breeder's Cup 2022 (FF) / 2018 (RL) winners:



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Famous Races/Horses / Re: Breeders' Cup Festival (Nov. 2-3)
« on: November 03, 2018, 03:56:44 pm »
By the way, Jaywalk has such a beautiful coat colour... is that a blue roan?

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Famous Races/Horses / Re: Breeders' Cup Festival (Nov. 2-3)
« on: November 03, 2018, 03:33:23 pm »
I updated the list with real life results as of Friday. Real life racehorses often have multiple owners, so I decided that sire and trainer's name will be more informative here. So far, one real life winner is by a "famous stallion" that we had in the game, but he (Candy Ride) is now retired. Lope de Vega (sire of Juvenile Turf Fillies winner) was proposed in a poll for "famous studs for 2017", but he didn't get votes. Horse's name links to a page on official website, where you can view the race.

Breeder's Cup 2022 (FF) / 2018 (RL) winners:



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How'd You Do? / Re: 11/3
« on: November 03, 2018, 03:08:16 pm »
A win!

Wins:
A Room Of Her Own (2yo, Frankel) in a NW3 Allowance

Fourths:
Apophis (2yo, City Upon a Hill) in a NW3 Allowance
Rush (2yo, Take Me Away) in a NW2 Allowance

Also Rans:
Peace And Carrots (2yo, I'm No Fool) 8th in a maiden

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General/Questions / Re: Breeders' Series 2022 Qualifiers
« on: November 01, 2018, 06:37:21 pm »
Ooh exciting! I still don't really understand this Breeders' Series thing, though :P but I hope that Lewis will do the points! ;)

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