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Anything Goes / Re: Preakness Stakes 2018 (May 19)
« on: May 20, 2018, 02:06:21 pm »
There is a very impressive photo by Barbara Livingston of Justify jumping a puddle during the race:

https://twitter.com/DRFLivingston/status/998058449996079104

also his body looks "twisted", front legs to his right and hind legs to his left - good that he didn't lose his balance!
Another great photo is by Alex Evers, Justify looking so clean at the finish (the sky blue shadow roll!) in front of horses covered with mud:

https://twitter.com/A_Evers/status/997994234111299585

That was a picturesque day if one had enough equipment and skills...

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Foaling Barn / Re: Clicker Lab 2022 Foals
« on: May 20, 2018, 05:52:48 am »
Beautiful black filly arrived today.

TSCHüSS
NCh. Space Chips x GCh. Yeman - A.P. Indy (S)
9.1h black filly

Name means (informal) bye, cheers, ciao; and I think it's one of the very pretty German words. This filly will probably become a dirt sprinter, and both her parents were 2yo champions. GCh. Yeman will be bred to Curlin.

8 Colts | 15 Fillies | 1 Stillborn

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Anything Goes / Re: Preakness Stakes 2018 (May 19)
« on: May 20, 2018, 05:27:40 am »
No American Triple Crown in Final Furlong this year, but there is a chance for it in real life! Justify won the Preakness Stakes on extremely foggy and rainy day:

"The conditions for the race were so poor that the Washington Post jokingly said the track "should have been downgraded from "sloppy" to "biblical"". After heavy downpours over several days, the rain finally stopped shortly before the race but then a heavy fog descended, limiting visibility to about a sixteenth of a mile." - 2018 Preakness Stakes on Wikipedia

Race Replay on Youtube

We were much luckier in Final Furlong; the track was "good" here. However, the Derby winner Ch. Local Haunt finished 7th/10. Congratulations Lewis for winning the Preakness with Ch. Victor's Podium!

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How'd You Do? / Re: 5/19
« on: May 19, 2018, 09:36:23 pm »
Good performance from my ponies, but no big races!

Wins:
Overkill (2yo, Bellagio) in a NW3 Allowance
Femme (2yo, Frankel) in a maiden

Places:
Awesome Stream (2yo, Simply Heroic) in a maiden
Ch. Filipendulous (3yo, My Lucky Day) in an Allowance

Shows:
Lively Look (3yo, Prince Of Wonder) in a NW2 Allowance

Also Rans:
Nougatin (2yo, Strider) 7th in a NW1 Allowance

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How'd You Do? / 5/16
« on: May 16, 2018, 11:37:22 am »
Babies doing well. Mostly.

Wins:
Insenso (2yo, Belanso) in a maiden

Places:
¡A ver! (2yo, Chivalry) in a NW1 Allowance

Fourths:
Gaucherie (2yo, Ring of Fire) in a maiden
He Loves Me (2yo, I'm No Fool) in a maiden - her first time out

Also Rans:
Fear Industry (2yo, High Chances) 10th in a maiden

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General/Questions / Re: Stallion Spotlight June I: Silver Wizard
« on: May 16, 2018, 06:32:40 am »
I bred one mare to Silver Wizard, for a 3x3 inbreeding to Highland Sorceress. Vainilla seemed to have her best year as a 3yo. Highland Sorceress was unraced, but she was a Platinum ranked broodmare.

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Anything Goes / The Epsom Derby 2018 (June 2nd)
« on: May 14, 2018, 07:58:32 pm »
"It is Britain's richest horse race, and the most prestigious of the five Classics. It is sometimes referred to as the "Blue Riband" of the turf. The race serves as the middle leg of the Triple Crown, preceded by the 2000 Guineas and followed by the St Leger, although the feat of winning all three is now rarely attempted. The name "Derby" has become synonymous with great races all over the world, and as such has been borrowed many times. The Derby run at Epsom is the original and in Great Britain is invariably referred to as "The Derby"."


The FF Epsom Derby info:

Date
2022-06-09

Location
England

Race
Epsom Derby Stakes (Gr. 1)

Surface
Turf

Distance
12 furlongs

Age
3yo

Purse
$1,500,000

Links:

The Epsom Derby - home page

Epsom Derby - Wikipedia

Past winners in real life:

  • 2015 - Golden Horn - Time: 2:32.32. Available in the game as a "Famous Stallion".
  • 2016 - Harzand - Time: 2:40.09
  • 2017 - Wings of Eagles - won at odds of 40-1, having never previously won a stakes race. Time: 2:33.02

Past Final Furlong winners:

  • 2019 - NCh. Back St. Warrior, Track: Good    Time: 2:24.565    SF: 246. She finished 4th in Two Thousand Guineas and won St. Leger Stakes, getting really close to winning the English Triple Crown! Now a broodmare, in foal to NCh. Away The Lads.
  • 2020 - Ch. Armistice, Track: Wet    Time: 2:10.170    SF: 293. He continued to race but never won a stakes again, still active racehorse.
  • 2021 - Deltin, Track: Good    Time: 2:16.575    SF: 256. It was his second and last start that year, and he remains in England.

This year, the winner of the first leg - Two Thousand Guineas - is Ch. Casa de Victor in Final Furlong and Saxon Warrior in real life. Saxon Warrior is trained by Aidan O'Brien, who also trained the past year's winner named Churchill. Saxon Warrior was ridden by Donnacha O'Brien, the trainer's son. Aged 19, Donnacha was born the month after his father won this race for the first time, with King Of Kings in 1998.

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Anything Goes / Re: Preakness Stakes 2018 (May 19)
« on: May 14, 2018, 07:13:39 pm »
Interesting! Fresh horses will probably have better chances...

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How'd You Do? / Re: 5/12
« on: May 12, 2018, 06:39:10 pm »
All Stakes runners today. 4 Winners, including the G1 English Two Thousand Guineas.

Congratulations! Epsom Derby next? ;)

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How'd You Do? / Re: 5/12
« on: May 12, 2018, 12:05:27 pm »
Fourths:
Green Hour (2yo, Strider) in an Allowance

Fifths:
Ziggurat (3yo, Can't Touch This) in a maiden
I'm Game (2yo, Devil His Due) in an Allowance
Glamorous Fog (4yo, Strike It Rich) in an Allowance

Also Rans:
Soliloquy (3yo, Giant's Causeway) 8th in the Two Thousand Guineas (Gr. 1) - no Triple Crowns this time :P

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Comments and Suggestions / Re: Fun Features to Add?
« on: May 11, 2018, 05:11:17 am »
Thinking of the racing schedule - apart from adding a "steeplechase day" - I thought it would be a cool idea to have a "Final Furlong Triple Crown", a set of races that are only in the game and perhaps named after famous FF horses - "What's It Worth Stakes", "Highland Rogue Stakes"...

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Foaling Barn / Re: Stillwater 2022 Foals
« on: May 10, 2018, 12:00:05 pm »
Very pretty!

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Foaling Barn / Re: Clicker Lab 2022 Foals
« on: May 10, 2018, 05:12:51 am »
And a healthy colt; however, his dam has been retired today. Enough is enough, she says!

SCHERZ
NCh. Quintet x Ch. Heartstring (B) - Sunday Silence (B)
8.3h bay colt

1/2 brother to Ch. HeartoftheMatter, Risk My Heart, Demon Hunter. Name means "joke", and there is a "Kafe Scherz" in Bratislava...

8 Colts | 14 Fillies | 1 Stillborn

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General/Questions / Re: Irish, English, American TC/TT races
« on: May 09, 2018, 03:59:20 pm »
What I found about Australian Triple Crown:

 it's on different days in FF than in real life, and also we're missing the "third leg" in FF:

2022-08-29    #50    Australia    Canterbury Guineas (Gr. 1)    Dirt    9.5 furlongs    3yo    $350,000 (now Randwick Guineas - runs in March) - 10.03.2018 this year

2022-09-19    #50    Australia    Rosehill Guineas (Gr. 1)    Turf    10 furlongs    3yo    $450,000 - in March - 24.03.2018 this year

Australian Derby - 7.04.2018 - we don't have this one in the game (only the Australian Cup, but it's a different race).

Here is a list of their major races:

https://racing.australianturfclub.com.au/feature-races

and a Wikipedia page:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Triple_Crown_of_Thoroughbred_Racing

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How'd You Do? / Re: 5/9
« on: May 09, 2018, 02:16:57 pm »
Wins:
Time To Go (4yo, Gotta Go) in a NW3 Allowance

Places:
On My Own (4yo, As You Wish) in a NW3 Allowance

Shows:
Y'all (3yo, Changeling) in a NW3 Allowance
Xoxoxo (3yo, High Chances) in a NW1 Allowance
Tipping the Velvet (4yo, Deep Impact) in the Miss Preakness Stakes (Gr. 2)

Fourths:
Serene Stranger (3yo, Ring of Fire) in a maiden

Fifths:
Satin on Steel (3yo, Magic Cross) in a NW1 Allowance

Also Rans:
Super Deer (2yo, Deep Impact) 6th in a NW1 Allowance
Water Temple (3yo, Bellagio) 8th in a NW2 Allowance
Ch. Crème Brûlée (3yo, Candidate) 6th in the Westchester (Gr. 3) - poor boy probably needs some allowances to catch a breath... and I only planned stakes for him.

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