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How'd You Do? / 9/22
« on: September 22, 2018, 11:58:11 am »

Shows:
Serene Stranger (3yo, Ring of Fire) in a NW1 Allowance
A Room Of Her Own (2yo, Frankel) in the Magic Night Stakes (Gr. 2)

Fifths:
Overkill (2yo, Bellagio) in an Allowance

Also Rans:
I'm No Mystery (5yo, I'm No Fool) 10th in the Flower Bowl Invitational (Gr. 1) - poor thing, dead last after a win! We're going back to easier competition. There was a speed record in this one! Congratulations Lewis!

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Famous Races/Horses / Breeder's Cup Festival (Nov. 2-3)
« on: September 20, 2018, 10:11:43 am »
I decided to start one topic for all these races, and write in more detail about the Classic. The event was created as a year-end championship for North American Thoroughbred racing, and also attracts top horses from other parts of the world. In real life it's just a few days later than in Final Furlong.


FF Breeder's Cup Festival

Date
2022-10-31

Location
Belmont


Links:

2022 Breeders' Cup Qualifiers - Final Furlong

Breeders' Cup - official website

Past Breeders' Cup Classic winners in real life:

  • 2015 - American Pharoah - in Final Furlong as a real life "famous stallion"
  • 2016 - Arrogate
  • 2017 - Gun Runner

Past  Breeders' Cup Classic winners in Final Furlong:

  • 2019 - NCh. Franco Classico, Track: Good    Time: 2:02.865    SF: 225. Won two Eclipse Awards that year: 3 Year Old Colt and Classic Horse. Looks like he is stud qualified.
  • 2020 - NCh. Best Wishes,Track: Good    Time: 1:46.050    SF: 273. Won three 2020 Eclipse Awards: Classic Horse, Horse of the Year, Older Mare. Still a racehorse, but unraced this year. My stallion NCh. Space Chips finished 4th in that race.
  • 2021 - Ch. Dark Debate, Track: Good    Time: 1:52.875    SF: 241.

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


  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile    
  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies
  • Breeders' Cup Sprint    
  • Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint
  • Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint    
  • Breeders' Cup Mile
  • Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile    
  • Breeders' Cup Classic
  • Breeders' Cup Turf    
  • Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf
  • Breeders' Cup Distaff    
  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf
  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Fillies    
  • Juvenile Turf Sprint (RL)
  • Breeders' Cup SC Sprint (FF)
  • Breeders' Cup SC Classic (FF)
  • Breeders' Cup SC Endurance (FF)
  • Breeders' Cup SC Distaff (FF)
  • Breeders' Cup SC Distaff Endurance (FF)

Any plans? I may enter some horses in the Distaff, Juvenile Turf, Sprint and Juvenile Fillies. In real life, one of my favourites is Yoshida, because his dam's name is Hilda's Passion :P and also I love Japan ;) Another is Hofburg, because I've been to the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, where the Spanish Riding School is, and I've seen their morning exercise which was beautiful. Both are Classic contenders.

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Stallion Advertising / Clicker Lab 2023: NCh. Al Mundhir, NCh. Space Chips
« on: September 13, 2018, 07:05:41 am »
2022 was (or, still is ;) ) Al's first 2yo's racing. He wasn't raced as a 2yo, because I claimed him from Final Furlong when he was three already. So I didn't expect much from his first crop this year, but there are some nice runners, which gives him a Bronze breeding ranking at the moment. Both stud fees will be $5,000.

NCh. Al Mundhir




  • Chestnut stallion, 16.1h
  • Graded stakes winner on dirt, turf and steeplechase, at age 3 to 5, no injuries
  • By Almost Home, sire to GCh. Harvard Bound, ICh. Almost Precious, NCh. Almost A Star, NCh. My Stupid Girl, GCh. Jagged Stone, GCh. American Dance
  • Out of Gilded Sky, dam to NCh. Hidden Destiny
  • Sire to 2yo winners Cosmic Fantasy, Bohemian Rhapsody and Thamin
  • Nominated for the Breeders' Cup
  • Live Foal Guarantee


Al Mundhir's bookings - stud fee: $5,000

Feb 1Ch. CrownetteClicker Lab
Feb 1Ch. LointaineClicker Lab
Feb 2NCh. Winter QueenClicker Lab
Feb 2... ...
Mar 1... ...
Mar 1... Desert Wind Farm
Mar 2Ch. Opulent Clicker Lab
Mar 2Ch. Blue Rabbit Clicker Lab
Mar 3... Cricket Hill
Mar 3 Cricket Hill
Apr 1......
Apr 1... ...
Apr 2I'm Not Pink Clicker Lab
Apr 2... ...
May 1Ch. Iyaiyai Clicker Lab
May 1
May 2
May 2
June 1... ...
June 1
June 2......
June 2
July 1......
July 1......
July 2
July 2......
Aug 1... ...
Aug 1
Aug 2Ch. The NightingaleClicker Lab
Aug 2


NCh. Space Chips



  • Dark bay stallion, 16.2h
  • Dirt specialist, steeplechase winner, stakes winner at age 2 to 4, no injuries
  • By WCh. Nightfight, Chef-de-Race (B/I), sire to ICh. Fightin' The Smoke, NCh. Nightwatchman, NCh. Fight The Twilight, ICh. Devil's Walk, WCh. Sponsored
  • Out of Hey Toots, Reine-de-Course (I/C), dam to Ch. Reveille, NCh. Call To War, Ch. Native Rhythm, Ch. Hey Good Lookin'
  • Nominated for the Breeders' Cup
  • Live Foal Guarantee


Space Chips bookings - stud fee: $5,000

Feb 1GCh. Private PartyClicker Lab
Feb 1Ch. Puede Que HayaClicker Lab
Feb 2GCh. The Woman In BlackClicker Lab
Feb 2GCh. Wonder Woman Clicker Lab
Mar 1Ch. A Sweet Melody Clicker Lab
Mar 1... ...
Mar 2... ...
Mar 2... Cricket Hill
Mar 3... Cricket Hill
Mar 3... Desert Wind Farm
Apr 1Ch. Sugar 'n' Spice Clicker Lab
Apr 1... ...
Apr 2Ch. Ireland Clicker Lab
Apr 2... ...
May 1... ...
May 1... ...
May 2... ...
May 2......
June 1... ...
June 1
June 2
June 2Little Black DressBlack Storm West
July 1NallaloeClicker Lab
July 1
July 2
July 2
Aug 1Ch. Nightingale IslandClicker Lab
Aug 1... ...
Aug 2......
Aug 2

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How'd You Do? / 9/8
« on: September 08, 2018, 12:06:26 pm »
Lazy ponies everywhere...

Places:
Insenso (2yo, Belanso) in a NW1 Allowance

Shows:
Rush (2yo, Take Me Away) in a maiden

Fourths:
Gaucherie (2yo, Ring of Fire) in a maiden

Also Rans:
Blossom Trail (2yo, Frankel) 7th in a NW1 Allowance
He Loves Me (2yo, I'm No Fool) 6th in a maiden
Peace And Carrots (2yo, I'm No Fool) 8th in a maiden
I'm Game (2yo, Devil His Due) 7th in an Allowance

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Famous Races/Horses / Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Oct. 7)
« on: September 07, 2018, 07:21:57 am »
This is the last "famous race" I'm writing about before the Breeder's Cup festival; but there are three more millionaire races in Australia, and the Canadian International in Woodbine.
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is Europe's most prestigious horse race. Its roll of honour features many highly acclaimed horses, and its winners are often subsequently regarded as champions. It is currently the world's richest turf race and third-richest horse race (behind the Pegasus World Cup and Dubai World Cup).
This is the only race in France in Final Furlong, and in real life it runs just a few days later than in the game.

The FF Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe info:

Date
2022-10-03

Location
France (in real life: Longchamp Racecourse, Paris, France)

Race
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Gr. 1)

Surface
Turf

Distance
12 furlongs

Age
3yo+

Purse
$2,000,000

Links:

QATAR PRIX DE L'ARC DE TRIOMPHE - France Galop

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe - Wikipedia

Past winners in real life:

  • 2015 - Golden Horn - standing at stud as a real life "famous stallion"
  • 2016 - Found
  • 2017 - Enable

Past Final Furlong winners:

  • 2019 - WCh. Sionnach, Track: Good    Time: 2:30.470    SF: 222. 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. Malibu Express, Track: Wet    Time: 2:23.865    SF: 239. Sionnach also ran that year, finished 6th.
  • 2021 - ICh. Foolin' No One, Track: Wet    Time: 2:18.705    SF: 242. Won Eclipse Award for 2020 Turf Mare. Stud qualified GCh. Lapis Lazuli, winner of Breeders' Cup Sprint (2020), Dubai Golden Shaheen (2020) and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2021) finished 2nd in this race, 2 1/4 lengths behind her.

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Famous Races/Horses / Golden Slipper Stakes (March 24) - Estijaab &
« on: September 06, 2018, 09:35:24 am »
In real life this race has already been run. This is  the world's richest race for two year old Thoroughbreds.


The FF Golden Slipper Stakes info:

Date
2022-10-03

Location
Australia

Race
Golden Slipper Stakes (Gr. 1)

Surface
Turf

Distance
6 furlongs

Age
2yo

Purse
$2,500,000

Links:

2018 Golden Slipper result - breednet

Golden Slipper Stakes - Wikipedia

Past winners in real life:

  • 2016 - Capitalist
  • 2017 -She Will Reign
  • 2018 - Estijaab - Written By, the winner of this year's Blue Diamond Stakes, finished 4th in this race

Past Final Furlong winners:

  • 2019 - Ch. More For Me, Track: Wet    Time: 1:23.205    SF: 176. He is by ICh. Unabridged, who seems to be a great 2yo sire; his daughter NCh. Unprecedented won Eclipse Award for 2017 2yo Filly.
  • 2020 - Ch. Eisilium, Track: Fast    Time: 1:06.100    SF: 223. Only four lifetime starts, all stakes wins or 2nds.
  • 2021 - Ch. Casa de Victor, Track: Fast    Time: 1:16.300    SF: 186. This year he won the first leg of English Triple Crown - Two Thousand Guineas; but he finished 5th in the second, Epsom Derby.

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Famous Races/Horses / Jockey Club Gold Cup (Sep. 29)
« on: September 06, 2018, 08:32:28 am »
The real life Jockey Club Gold Cup comes three days later than in the game. From Wikipedia: " It is typically the main event of the fall meeting at Belmont Park, just as the Belmont Stakes is of the spring meeting and the Travers Stakes is of the summer meeting at Saratoga. The past winners of the Gold Cup are a veritable who's who of award-winning Hall of Fame horses, including Easy Goer, Man o' War, Cigar, Skip Away, Curlin, Slew o' Gold, John Henry, Affirmed, Forego, Shuvee, Damascus, Buckpasser, Kelso, Sword Dancer, Nashua, Citation, Whirlaway and War Admiral. Despite the current $1,000,000 purse and Grade 1 status, the stature of the race has suffered somewhat in recent years thanks to the emergence of the Breeders' Cup Classic held not long afterward, as well as a change in distance to ​1 1⁄4 miles in 1990, reducing its distinctiveness."

The FF Jockey Club Gold Cup info:

Date
2022-09-26

Location
Belmont

Race
Jockey Club Gold Cup (Gr. 1)

Surface
Dirt

Distance
10 furlongs

Age
3yo+

Purse
$1,000,000

Links:

2018 Jockey Club Gold Cup - Horse Racing Nation

Jockey Club Gold Cup - Wikipedia

Past winners in real life:

  • 2015 - Tonalist
  • 2016 - Hoppertunity
  • 2017 - Diversify - he may also run this year; and in the Breeder's Cup Classic

Past Final Furlong winners:

  • 2019 - NCh. Llwynog, Track: Good    Time: 1:59.095    SF: 239. Still a racehorse, he needs one stakes win of any grade to qualify for stud.
  • 2020 - Ch. Mister Sun, Track: Wet    Time: 1:59.835    SF: 100. Still a racehorse, but hasn't raced this year. He also won Godolphin Mile (2021).
  • 2021 - Ch. Loewe, Track: Good    Time: 1:45.730    SF: 265. This year she was 6th in the Dubai World Cup but also had some stakes wins.

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How'd You Do? / 9/5
« on: September 05, 2018, 11:55:26 am »

Wins:
Wiry Feeling (2yo, As You Wish) in an Allowance

Places:
Oh Hay (3yo, Von Lichtenstein) in a NW1 Allowance
¡A ver! (2yo, Chivalry) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Crème Brûlée (3yo, Candidate) in an Allowance

Shows:
Y'all (3yo, Changeling) in a NW1 Allowance

Fourths:
Entitled (2yo, Al Mundhir) in a NW2 Allowance
Xoxoxo (3yo, High Chances) in a NW2 Allowance

Also Rans: the stakes of course...
Natalma (2yo, All Jazzed Up) 9th in a NW1 Allowance
Ch. Filipendulous (3yo, My Lucky Day) 8th in the Garden City Breeders' Cup (Gr. 1)
Ch. Satin on Steel (3yo, Magic Cross) 6th in the Garden City Breeders' Cup (Gr. 1)

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Annual Select Auction / 2022 Annual Select Auction - How'd You Do?
« on: September 03, 2018, 08:55:12 am »
I relized that the Select Auctions bring me mostly nice broodmare prospects, such as NCh. Enyo, Ch. Opulent (now a Gold Reine-de-Course, wow!), or Ch. Summer Romance. So I decided to focus on that.

This year the most expensive (although not very pricey, comparing to others) was Ch. Blue Rabbit (created). She is also the horse number 10000 in the game! She is currently silver ranked, her oldest foal is stakes placed. In foal to Deep Impact, which I like and I wanted to strengthen his line at Clicker Lab. I'll probably breed her to one of my stallions.
Price: $100,500.

Next, a racehorse I'm No Mystery (FFCh. I'm No Fool x NCh. Mysterious Miss / WCh. Highland Mystery). I now have seven mares by I'm No Fool! Four 2yo's bred by me, one weanling and two older mares. I'm No Mystery is stakes placed, but she's spent two years at Santa Anita and had lots of training. For now she just had one workout and we'll race her till the end of year, then probably retire to broodmare.
Price: $90,500.

Broodmare Ch. Rally The Troops (War Chant x Answer To Me / Alydar). Speed record on turf and stakes winner. Her dam is gold ranked. Not in foal, so will be bred early next year.
Price: $25,000.

Also broodmare Ch. Sirona (Ch. Irish River x GCh. Rhiannon / Man O'War). Another stakes winner with speed record on turf, no foals and not in foal.
Price: $25,000.

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How'd You Do? / 9/1
« on: September 01, 2018, 11:54:48 am »
One out.

Places:
He Loves Me (2yo, I'm No Fool) in a NW1 Allowance - she had quite a lot of training before the race, so she's going home now.

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And there is another millionaire race on the same day as Travers Stakes, in Final Furlong. In real life this race has already been run; trainer Chad Brown became third trainer in history who won the race three times.

The FF Arlington Million info:

Date
2022-08-22

Location
Arlington

Race
Arlington Million (Gr. 1)

Surface
Turf

Distance
10 furlongs

Age
3yo+

Purse
$1,000,000

Links:

Arlington Million 2018 - youtube replay

Arlington Million - Wikipedia

Past winners in real life:

  • 2016 - Mondialiste
  • 2017 - Beach Patrol
  • 2018 - Robert Bruce

Past Final Furlong winners:

  • 2019 - Ch. Fool's Glory, Track: Fast    Time: 1:40.765    SF: 286 (speed record). He is now a retired gelding.
  • 2020 - GCh. All That Appeal, Track: Good    Time: 1:59.015    SF: 222. He is now standing at stud at Littlefield (MD, USA).
  • 2021 - Ch. Bells Beach, Track: Fast    Time: 1:49.810    SF: 240. This year he won Prince of Wales Stakes and Cox Plate.

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There is still a number of millionaire races this year! Next is Travers Stakes. It is nicknamed the "Mid-Summer Derby" and is the third-ranked race for American three-year-olds according to international classifications, behind only the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes. First held in 1864, it was named for William R. Travers, the president of the old Saratoga Racing Association. His horse, Kentucky, won the first running of the Travers.


The FF Travers Stakes info:

Date
2022-08-22

Location
Saratoga

Race
Travers Stakes (Gr. 1)

Surface
Dirt

Distance
10 furlongs

Age
3yo

Purse
$1,000,000

Links:

2018 Travers Stakes - Horse Racing Nation

Travers Stakes - Wikipedia

Past winners in real life:

  • 2015 - Keen Ice
  • 2016 - Arrogate
  • 2017 - West Coast

Past Final Furlong winners:

  • 2019 - Ch. Don't Trip, Track: Fast    Time: 1:49.080    SF: 274. He is now inactive under Final Furlong ownership, but we have his half sister, out of amazing racehorse and broodmare, NCh. Trippi Flowers. Our filly, Fool For Flowers is now switched to steeplechase and doing well.
  • 2020 - Ch. Strike It Lucky, Track: Good    Time: 2:03.075    SF: 219. This year he won Dubai World Cup and Metropolitan Stakes.
  • 2021 - Ch. Ultimate Craving, Track: Fast    Time: 1:53.790    SF: 242. We currently own his dam, Ch. Opulent, which makes him a half brother to some of our foals! Opulent is a twin sister of NCh. Irish Gold.


Any plans? I may enter Ch. Crème Brûlée, although he's not really "stakes level" this year (mostly). But he likes the distance, and dirt. And his sire won the 2008 Travers Stakes...

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The Secretariat Stakes is a Grade 1 flat horse race in the United States for three-year-old thoroughbreds. It is run over a distance of 1 1⁄4 miles (2,000 meters). Held annually in mid August, it is raced on the same day and on the same turf course at Arlington Park, Arlington Heights, Illinois.
This year it will run only a few days earlier than in Final Furlong.


The FF Secretariat Stakes info:

Date
2022-08-15

Location
Arlington

Race
Secretariat Stakes (Gr. 1)

Surface
Turf

Distance
10 furlongs

Age
3yo

Purse
$1,000,000

Links:

2018 Secretariat Stakes - Horse Racing Nation

Secretariat Stakes - Wikipedia

Past winners in real life:

  • 2015 - Highland Reel
  • 2016 - Beach Patrol
  • 2017 - Oscar Performance

Past Final Furlong winners:

  • 2019 - Listoghil, Track: Fast    Time: 2:00.350    SF: 222. Apparently this was his last career race, and he's still stuck at Arlington.
  • 2020 - Ch. I'm All Kisses, Track: Good    Time: 1:44.615    SF: 271. It was his only stakes win so far.
  • 2021 - Ch. CantContainMe, Track: Fast    Time: 1:59.885    SF: 207. Rashella, owned by Clicker Lab since this June, was 3rd in this race and we're hoping to get him back to stakes level...

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How'd You Do? / 7/28
« on: July 28, 2018, 01:35:05 pm »

Places:
Green Hour (2yo, Strider) in a maiden

Shows:
Wiry Feeling (2yo, As You Wish) in the Blue Diamond Stakes (Gr. 1)

Also Rans:
Meomyia (2yo, Bernardini) 11th in a maiden
Sir D'VoidofFunk (2yo, Lord Nelson) 7th in a maiden
Rashella (4yo, Robin Hood) 7th in an Allowance
Time To Go (4yo, Gotta Go) 6th in the Escondido Handicap (Ungr.)

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There are big 2yo races too! In real life this race has already been run.

"The Blue Diamond Stakes is a Melbourne Racing Club Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race for two-year-olds, at set weights, run over 1200 metres at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The event is Victoria's richest two-year-old race with total prize money of A$1,500,000."


The FF Blue Diamond Stakes info:

Date
2022-07-28

Location
Australia

Race
Blue Diamond Stakes (Gr. 1)

Surface
Dirt

Distance
6 furlongs

Age
2yo

Purse
$1,000,000

Links:

Written By (video) - Written By wins the 2018 race

Blue Diamond Stakes - Wikipedia

Past winners in real life:

  • 2016 - Extreme Choice
  • 2017 -Catchy
  • 2018 - Written By

Past Final Furlong winners:



I don't seem to have any 2yo superstars for this; maybe ¡A ver! is the best of colts (rather surprisingly), but he seems to be a turf horse. Insenso and Overkill seem to do well on dirt, but are they good enough... Or maybe I should enter Wiry Feeling?

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