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Foaling Barn / 2020 Diamond Dale Foals
« on: January 11, 2016, 06:51:14 pm »
Small crop this year, I've not been as active as I have in the past-- kids, school and other life events.  Going to change that this year  *crosses fingers*

Anyways, we have our first announcement from the foaling barn.

DOB:   January 10, 2020
Location Bred:   ON, CAN
Gender:   Filly
Status:   Weanling
Color:   Black
Markings:   Stripe, snip, RH Stocking
Height:   9.0h
SIRE: Ring of Fire (Cross Roads/Playing with Fire)
DAM: Lady in Red (Crimson Lad/Vanity Fair)

This cross has already produced a stakes placed sibling in Lady Vesta, owned by Renegade Racing.  I will keep this one to race and add to my broodies when she finishes her running.   Name comes from a volcano in BC that are considered part of the Pacific Ring of Fire (thank you Wiki!!!)

Only 2 other girls left to go.  1 filly/0 colts/0 stillborn

Foaling Barn / Diamond Dale's 2018 Foal Crop
« on: January 02, 2014, 01:14:08 am »
Well, wouldn't know that I just made it-- one girl decided that she had held out long enough and there was a darling baby in my stable when I went to feed in the morning.

Point and Shoot is a newer mare that I've added to my band and was a jumper when she was on the track, having placed in the Hilltop stakes (ungraded) when she was 3 yrs old.  Her current foal is the second foal for Diamond Dale.

So here is her baby boy:

chestnut colt, 9.1hh, with a RH ermine and LH sock.
By: One Lucky Soul
Out of: Point and Shoot (Point Given)
Born January 1st

Figured I wanted to go with a photography related name for this boy, referring to a mode you would find on a digital camera.

Point and Shoot isn't booked yet as I haven't figured out what boy she will visit.  Will update when I decide that, lol.

5 Foals Expected for 2018//1 Colt//0 Fillies//0 Stillborn

Horses For Sale / Weanlings for sale
« on: August 26, 2013, 05:34:04 pm »
I guess I could wait for the auctions, but meh, lol I'll offer them now.

I have the following weanlings up for sale:

-- COMMUNIQUE: bay filly by National Post and out of Classical Secret (Secretary/Classic Kentucky).  Asking $15,000
-- GHOST BOX: chestnut colt by One Lucky Soul and out of Communion (created).  Can't sell for another 72 days but will be asking $20,000 for him when I can list him
-- RUMOURONTHESTREET: black colt by Rumour Has It and out of Cobblestones (created).  Asking $25,000
-- TABLOID: grey filly by Witness and out of It's All Hype (created).  Asking $25,000
-- TREPIDATION: dark bay colt by Worth the Wait and out of Private Dance (Native Dancer/Dreams of You).  can't sell for another 44 days but will be asking $15,000 for him.
-- WREN: bay filly by I'm A Classic and out of Ain't Afraid to Die. one of the final foals of I'm a Classic, I believe!! Asking $35,000.

If you like one that you see but want to make an offer by private message, feel free.  Maybe willing to go a little bit lower for some of them.

Horses For Sale / Mixed auction
« on: July 22, 2013, 07:30:10 pm »
Hey just wanted to let everyone know of my mixed auction-- not much there but some of my weanlings I have to wait to sell.  If you see a weanling that you would like, make an offer and we will talk turkey.

also selling some nice broodmares in the auction.

Horses For Sale / Broodmares for Sale
« on: April 14, 2013, 06:23:10 pm »
I currently have 3 broodmares listed for sale.

They are all open, so you can choose to breed them to whoever you want.  I am open to negotiating a decent price for them, esp if you are new player looking to start your broodie band.

Here they are:

Horse #1: Name:   Private Dance
DOB:   February 3, 2008
Location Bred:   KY, USA
Gender:   Mare
Status:   Broodmare
Color:   Bay
Markings:   None
Height:   16.0h
Sale Price:   $12,000
Track Record:   Winner, Mult. Placed
Breeding Ranking:   None
-- Winner of $73,550 lifetime, between the ages of 3 to 5 yrs old.  Did her best work on between 8 to 10 furlongs as a Steeplechaser.  Never ran at the stakes level but she tried, judging by her finishes in her races.  Dam to 4 foals, so she has a lot ahead of her.

Horse #2: Name:   Ch. Foolish Pride
DOB:   January 31, 2009
Location Bred:   KY, USA
Gender:   Mare
Status:   Broodmare
Color:   Light bay
Markings:   RF Coronet
Height:   16.2h
Sale Price:   $15,000
Track Record:   Mult. Winner, Mult. Placed
Breeding Ranking:   Bronze (0.7)
-- This girl ran from 2 yrs old until 4 yrs old, winning $128,050 lifetime.  She proved to be a better turf sprinter than anything.  She retired and as you can see is currently a bronze ranked producer- so far her best offspring is FOOL PROOF (Point Given), winner of the 6.5f  Ungr. Cowdin Stakes last year.

Horse #3: Name:   Classical Secret
DOB:   June 21, 2010
Location Bred:   ON, CAN
Gender:   Mare
Status:   Broodmare
Color:   Chestnut
Markings:   Snip, RF Stocking, RH Stocking, LH Sock
Height:   16.2h
Sale Price:   $20,000
Track Record:   Mult. Winner, Mult. Placed
Breeding Ranking:   None
-- This mare won $118,150 life time between the ages of 2 yrs and 4 yrs. She seems to possess some stamina as most of her earnings are from 8 furlong and further, over the jumps.  She is the dam to only 2 foal so far, a fillies by Simply Heroic and National Post respectively.

If you are interested but would like to come to a deal, message me and we will negotiate and haggle.  They are not bred, so that you can choose the boy they next have their date with.

General/Questions / Retired my boy
« on: January 31, 2013, 05:44:37 pm »
I know this seems weird to post here, lol, but I feel good by what I did.

I have retired a colt that I have felt pretty special about- Armoury.  I bought him from the mixed sale when he was 3 and he was the first horse to go stakes level.  I tried as I might but he just couldn't make to studify- that is fine.  Made the mistake to sell him, dunno why I did that but I did but always followed him.  He seemed to do well once he went to the hurdles but he's a 7 yr old now and has something like 32 or 33 career starts.  He's earned around $2 mill on the track, so I figured it was time for him to earn some grazing time.

He joins my other boys and will be loved no matter what.

Thanks to Markos for letting me buy him back and retire the boy.

Name:   GCh. Armory
DOB:   May 19, 2010
Location Bred:   KY, USA
Gender:   Stallion
Status:   Retired
Color:   Blood bay
Markings:   Stripe, LF Ermine, LH Ermine
Height:   17.1h
Breeder:   Final Furlong
Owner:   Diamond Dale Farm
Location:   Diamond Dale Farm (ON, CAN)
Sale Price:   Not for sale
Track Record:   Mult. Stakes Winner, Mult. Stakes Placed, Multi-Millionaire

Stallion Advertising / Diamond Dale's Stallion Roster
« on: January 02, 2013, 04:41:38 pm »
I am finally able to announce, through a lease from Marshall Creek, that Diamond Dale is finally offer a stallion for breeding.

GCh., Sire of 3 foals to date and mares that should begin foaling soon.

Ran from 2013 to 2015.

Stakes winner in all those years
1st- Kentucky Cup (2 yrs old), Moonee Valley Stakes (3 yrs old), Dubai World Cup (4 yrs old)
2nd- Kentucky Derby, Preakness, etc

Ran in the US & successfully in Australia.  Classic distance winner on dirt.

Sire: My Lucky Day(Lucky Cigar)
Dam: Golden Legend(Black Legend)


Foaling Barn / Diamond Dale's 2017 Foal Crop
« on: January 02, 2013, 01:42:21 pm »
well, come in this morning and one of my girls decided that she wanted to be the first to surprise me.

bay colt by ALMOST PRECIOUS, out of POINT AND SHOOT (bronze rated, Point Given/Au Revoir)
no markings, 8.3 hands high
born Jan 1 2017

I like this mare's breeding so it will be interesting to see where this boy goes.  Already he's showing he's a bossy, independent fellow- momma's gonna have her hooves full with this one!

**11 Mares to foal -- 1 Colt, 0 fillies, 0 Stillborn **

Horses For Sale / Diamond Dale Auction
« on: January 09, 2012, 10:11:44 pm »
Just thought I would mention that I have an auction going on.

Have some decent horses available, just need to downsize a bit and my yearlings are foals that I bred specifically to sell.

Still have a couple that haven't been bit, so go and take a peek!!!

Foaling Barn / Diamond Dale's 2016 foaling season
« on: January 07, 2012, 06:28:31 pm »
Hello everyone and here I am, about to announce the first foal of the season at our farm.  I am excited about some of the babies that are to be expected and this one is one of them.


chestnut colt by CARROWMORE and out of AIN'T AFRAID TO DIE (Cross Roads/Yssandra)
He's a big boy at 8.3 hands high, with just a little bit of white on his hind feet, born on January 4th.
He's VERY precocious, standing within minutes and already showing a dominant, independant nature.  His mom has her hooves full with this little guy, lol.

Next foal is due in early February!!

Fraidy has been bred to I'M A CLASSIC for 2017

Foaling Barn / Diamond Dale Farm's 2015 Foal Crop
« on: January 03, 2011, 11:38:19 pm »
So it has started- already have a new face in my broodmare barn.

A mare I leased from Gust o Wind was the lucky lady to 'pop' and what a looker she gave!
After Party
Grey filly, 9 hands high. White Face, 2 Ermines (RF,LH), 2 Socks (LF,RH)
Dam: Big Score (created)
Sire: Dark Demand (Black Knight X In Demand)
Foaled on January 2nd

8 mares left to foal
1 Filly
0 Colts
0 Deceased Mares
0 Stillborn Foals

How'd You Do? / 9/4
« on: September 04, 2010, 10:20:30 pm »
Sent out 4 of my 7 racers today and quite impressed.  Start with the better preformances then move from there.

Sent my 3 year old filly, Grace Victoria out in a chance race, as I was just trying to figure her out and didn't know what else to do.  It was 15 furlong allowance on the turf and she surprised me with a 2nd! Well now, so maybe it was just distance that she wanted all along.  We will continue to look for longer races for her and see what happens.

Next was Wiccan Moon and was entering her first stakes race.  I took an expensive chance, as I was impressed with how she was putting herself together the last few starts at the allowance level, so I threw her into a gr 1.  Could have turned disastorous and a massive loss but she pulled through- finished 3rd in the Gazelle Stakes at Belmont.

My 2 year old colt, Sea No Evil was entered in a 6.5 furlong on the dirt as I wanted to see how he would fare with a surface change.  Not bad, finished 3rd, so maybe I might have a versatile boy on my hands.

Then there is the veteran of the group, Armory, entered for the 2nd year in a row in the Gr 1 Man o War Stakes at Belmont on the turf.  He finished better last year, as he finished 2nd to Grassroot Campaign.  This year, I think it was the race instructions didn't mesh with how the race panned out- he rolled under the wire in 5th place of 12 runners.  Ah well, can't win 'em all and he's coming off 2 Gr.1 wins, so I won't complain....too much, lol....

Diamond Dale Farm

How'd You Do? / 25/8
« on: August 26, 2010, 02:19:04 am »
Sent 2 out today, one both recent purchases.

Eye of the Storm hadn't raced since Feb, so I wasn't expecting much but he barely showed anything with a 9th place out of 11 in a 6.5f on the turf. Going to have to play around with him- want to see if I can figure him out as he's got some decent lines that I would like to work with.  We shall see...haven't had much luck with Cross Roads or Cross Roads lined horses (my last was my colt Velocity)

Showtunes is my 3 year old by Giant's Causeway.  Made his racing debut in the same race as Stormy above but only did slightly better, with a 7th place finish.  Could have been rookie's nerves or just not long enough for him.  Another one I will play around with...

Other than that, nothing else sent out.

-- Kayte
Diamond Dale Farm

How'd You Do? / 8/14
« on: August 14, 2010, 05:32:07 pm »
Had a really great turnout with just one horse.

Sent my boy Armory out in the Sword Dancer Invitational at 11.5 furlongs on the turf and came under the wire first.  Armory has really impressed me- he's been such a trooper and really blossomed as 4 year old.  After reviewing the new stud qualifications, he is one stakes win away from and 2 stakes finishes in the top 3 to be eventually earn a stall in the stallion ranks.

So, thinking his next starts will be repeat starts the Man o War and Canadian International, as well as late nominating him to the BC Turf.  All that isn't written on concrete as I will make sure he comes out well from each race before committing but that is how it looks right now.

He's the best $1000 I've ever spent :)

Diamond Dale Farm

How'd You Do? / 7/24
« on: July 25, 2010, 01:49:24 am »
My superstar is back! I had rested my stakes winner, Armoury, since I was finding his 4 year old season wasn't going as well and felt he just needed to be reminded that he was a horse.  So he's been gone for a month and a half and returned recently to prepare for his next race, which I had yet to figure out when he unloaded from the trailer.

Settled on the Gr 1 Eddie Read.  And my decision to give him a break was perfect- my boy came back to win on the Del Mar turf! So far he has 13 stakes starts- 5 of those wins, 2 of them places and 1 of them a third.  I'm hoping that he can make to be stallion- got some lovely ladies he should meet if he does  ;D

Though, with a high comes disappointed to keep everything in check.  My Black Gold filly, Snapdragon, finished second in her previous start and then flopped in her most recent run, 5.5 f on the dirt.  So back to the drawing board with her.  Really hoping that she gets some kind of decent career under her belt before being added to my broodies.

But that is all for Diamond Dale!

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