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How'd You Do? / 11/17
« on: November 17, 2018, 11:57:23 am »

Wins:
Yay or Nay (3yo, Frankel) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Wiry Feeling (2yo, As You Wish) in the Valley Stream Stakes (Gr. 3) - yay, monster filly! Also, Thamin by Al Mundhir finished 3rd in this race (congrats Stillwater Farms!), becoming his first stakes level 2yo.

Fifths:
Entitled (2yo, Al Mundhir) in a maiden

Also Rans:
Sappho (2yo, Harvard Bound) 6th in a NW1 Allowance
Green Hour (2yo, Strider) 6th in the Valley Stream Stakes (Gr. 3)

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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 / 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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How'd You Do? / 10/24
« on: October 24, 2018, 11:30:55 am »

Wins:
Klaus Mitffoch (2yo, Black Cherry) in a claiming race - claimed by Sakura Springs

Places:
Xyzzy (2yo, Bernardini) in a claiming race
Awesome Stream (2yo, Simply Heroic) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Fool For Flowers (3yo, I'm No Fool) in an Allowance

Also Rans:
Soliloquy (3yo, Giant's Causeway) 6th in a NW2 Allowance
I'm No Mystery (5yo, I'm No Fool) 6th in an Allowance
Yay or Nay (3yo, Frankel) 6th in an Allowance
Femme (2yo, Frankel) 7th in the Miss Grillo Stakes (Ungr.)

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How'd You Do? / 10/20
« on: October 20, 2018, 11:44:03 am »

Places:
Y'all (3yo, Changeling) in a NW3 Allowance - she was B energy but I decided to keep her in the race, as there wasn't much competition :P

Shows:
Ch. Glamorous Fog (4yo, Strike It Rich) in an Allowance - at least she got that Champion title finally!

Fourths:
Tipping the Velvet (4yo, Deep Impact) in an Allowance - she still needs 1 point...

Also Rans:
Quake (2yo, To Die For) 6th in the Sleepy Hollow Stakes (Ungr.) - his first race ever. Next time something easier.

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Famous Races/Horses / Velká Pardubická (Oct. 14th) - Tzigane Du Berlais
« on: October 08, 2018, 02:35:41 pm »
I almost forgot! I wanted to write about this race although it's not in the game, but I think it is a famous one and very similar to The Grand National. Both races are nearly 7 km long, and both have around 30 obstacles; and one that is especially deadly - Becher's Brook in the Grand National and Taxis Ditch in Velká Pardubická. Both races are unusually long and difficult, and surrounded by controversies as there are horse deaths and serious injuries. But on the other hand, horses that do win the race (or even finish it safe & sound) exhibit extraordinary soundness and stamina, so rarely seen in the modern thoroughbred.

There is a 2012 documentary about Czech jockey Josef Váňa, who won the race 8 times (in the years 1987−1989 and in 1991 on Železník; in 1997 on Vronsky and in the years 2009−2011 on Tiumen). Váňa also trained 10 winners of this race, and 6 horses that finished it 2nd. This year his son will ride the last year’s winner, No Time To Lose.

In real life horses starting in the race must be at least 6 years old (prior to 2009, the minimum age was 7 years); Czech horses must qualify by finishing at least one of four qualifying races during the season.

I know that in October we have all the Breeders' Cup steeplechase races, including a 16 furlongs long Endurance, but other than that, there are not so many Grade 1 steeplechase races... so maybe Velká Pardubická could be added? In real life it takes place on the second Sunday in October, but in the game it could be earlier, so that horses could still recover before Breeders' Cup.

The distance between Pardubice and Chantilly Racecourse (where FF races in France are located) would be similar to that between Belmont and Arlington, so 2 days by road.


Taxis Ditch (Wikimedia Commons) - 4th obstacle in the race, jumped only during Velká Pardubická.

Links:

Velká Pardubická 2017 [HD] - video

128th running of the Velka pardubicka - homepage

Film Vana - The biggest race is life itself - English trailer of the documentary directed by Jakub Wagner

Past winners in real life:

  • 2015 - Ribelino (FR) - actually finished 2nd, but was awarded the win as the winner tested drug positive
  • 2016 - Charme Look (CZ) - 2016 Champion Cross-Country Horse in Czech Republic
  • 2017 - No Time To Lose (GB)


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How'd You Do? / 10/6
« on: October 06, 2018, 01:22:20 pm »
Wins:
Xoxoxo (3yo, High Chances) in a NW3 Allowance - his first win, seems like he always wanted to be a steeplechaser
Serene Stranger (3yo, Ring of Fire) in a Starter Allowance - also her first win ever...

Places:
Awesome Stream (2yo, Simply Heroic) in a maiden - and the winner is a colt by Al Mundhir, bred by Clicker Lab! Yay!

Fifths:
Soliloquy (3yo, Giant's Causeway) in an Allowance

Also Rans:
No Strings (2yo, Player) 7th in a maiden

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Horses For Sale / Clicker Lab 2yo Auction (Oct. 8th)
« on: October 01, 2018, 07:15:12 pm »
The Auction  starts on Oct. 8th.

Blossom Trail
Frankel (S) x GCh. Embellished
   Mult. Placed

He is the first foal of his dam. I bought Embellished at the 2015 Annual Select Auction, and waited till her 3rd birthday to start racing her, as she was very tiny as a 2yo. She ran 50 races, also at stakes level, and scored a speed record on turf in 2017.

Fear Industry
FFCh. High Chances (G) x Audition
   Mult. Placed

By retired Chef-de-Race (I/C), gold ranked FFCh. High Chances. Dam wasn't raced much but she seemed to have a good 3yo year and also won at 5.

Gaucherie
ICh. Ring of Fire (S) x Final Entrance
   Placed

He is 2x3 inbred to Cross Roads (I/C), the 2007 Sire of the Year. By retired Ring of Fire, now Chef-de-Race (B/I).

I'm Game
ICh. Devil His Due (S x Ch. First Dance (S)
   Winner

By a retired Multi-Millionaire stallion, dam won stakes race with speed record.

Meomyia
Bernardini (B) x Ch. Iyaiyai


Ch. Iyaiyai is a multiple stakes winner, multiple stakes placed. She won Gr. 1 Ascot Fillies Mile.

Nougatin
WCh. Strider (G) x Ch. Katie's Pride (B)
   Winner

3/4 sibling to stakes winner Ch. Astonish.

Viennetta
NCh. Al Mundhir (B) x Pinoit
   Unraced

Out of Pinoit, a millionaire winner of Gr. 1 Breeders' Cup SC Distaff Endurance (2013).

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How'd You Do? / 9/29
« on: September 29, 2018, 11:25:55 am »
Wow, it might be my race day of the year! :o

Wins:
Ch. Satin on Steel (3yo, Magic Cross) in a NW2 Allowance - got her Champion title!
Ch. Crème Brûlée (3yo, Candidate) in a claiming race - he got claimed by Starfish Stables, who used to race him as a 2yo! I'm glad about that cause I lost my heart for him, which is why he is a gelding now :P I guess Lewis will be happy to find out that the colt is nominated fot the Breeder's Cup Sprint, although 19th/20 for now.
Ch. Wiry Feeling (2yo, As You Wish) in the Joseph A. Gimma (Ungr.) - another amazing filly, and a Champion now!

Places:
Oh Hay (3yo, Von Lichtenstein) in a NW2 Allowance
Celtic Toy (3yo, Giant's Causeway) in a claiming race - and she goes to Black Storm West; I claimed her quite recently so she didn't spend a long time at Clicker Lab, but she made a profit in the end. $450  ::)
Insenso (2yo, Belanso) in the Bertram F. Bongard Stakes (Ungr.)

Shows:
Zooming Through (3yo, Ring of Fire) in a NW2 Allowance

Fifths:
Curious Side (3yo, Bellagio) in a claiming race - I sold two but I got this one from the same claiming race. Her dam is a rare (at least I think so) B/C reine-de-course, and her first son is GCh. Autumn Cat, millionaire with two speed records on turf.

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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 / Breeders' 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:





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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, Thamin and Contra Corriente
  • Nominated for the Breeders' Cup
  • Live Foal Guarantee


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

Feb 1Tipping the VelvetClicker Lab
Feb 1Ch. LointaineClicker Lab
Feb 2NCh. Winter QueenClicker Lab
Feb 2Ch. Crownette Clicker Lab
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 1Time To GoClicker Lab
Feb 2GCh. The Woman In BlackClicker Lab
Feb 2GCh. Wonder Woman Clicker Lab
Mar 1Ch. A Sweet Melody Clicker Lab
Mar 1Ch. Puede Que Haya Clicker Lab
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 2Unbridled Frolic Generous Bloodstock
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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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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