Final Furlong Forum
Final Furlong
May 21, 2022 8:34pm


Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Topics - Hilda with Clicker

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 18
1
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

2
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.

3
Anything Goes / Preakness Stakes 2018 (May 19)
« on: May 06, 2018, 05:49:47 am »
Second leg of American Triple Crown comes two weeks after the Kentucky Derby, so the winner doesn't have much time to recover. Again, it will be on the same day in Final Furlong and in real life.

"The Preakness is the second leg in American thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown series and almost always attracts the Kentucky Derby winner, some of the other horses that ran in the Derby, and often a few horses that did not start in the Derby. The Preakness is ​1 3⁄16 miles, or ​9 1⁄2 furlongs, compared to the Kentucky Derby, which is ​1 1⁄4 miles / 10 furlongs. It is followed by the third leg, the Belmont Stakes, which is ​1 1⁄2 miles / 12 furlongs.
As soon as the Preakness winner has been declared official, a painter climbs a ladder to the top of a replica of the Old Clubhouse cupola. The colors of the victorious owner's silks are applied on the jockey and horse that are part of the weather vane atop the infield structure."



The FF Preakness Stakes info:

Date
2022-05-19

Location
Pimlico

Race
Preakness Stakes (Gr. 1)

Surface
Dirt

Distance
9.5 furlongs

Age
3yo

Purse
$1,000,000

Links:

@PreaknessStakes - Twitter

Preakness - home page

Preakness Stakes - Wikipedia

Past winners in real life:

  • 2015 - American Pharoah - 1:58.46
  • 2016 - Exaggerator - Time: 1:58.31
  • 2017 - Cloud Computing - Time: 1:55.98

Past Final Furlong winners:

  • 2019 - NCh. Devil's Heir, Track: Good    Time: 1:48.395    SF: 259. Did not run in Kentucky Derby, and that year's Derby winner skipped the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes.
  • 2020 - Ch. Effervescent, Track: Good    Time: 2:02.860    SF: 206. He did not run in the Kentucky Derby. Still a racehorse. That year's Kentucky winner, GCh. Magical Debate, ran in the Preakness and he finished 3rd. He also finished 6th in that year's Belmont Stakes.
  • 2021 - Ch. Breez of the South, Track: Good    Time: 1:54.960    SF: 224. He made only three starts that year, the other two in Australia. Still a racehorse but did not run this year. That year's Kentucky Derby winner, Ch. Power of Secrets, finished 9th in the Preakness and did not run in Belmont Stakes.

This year, we have Kentucky Derby winners Ch. Local Haunt in Final Furlong, and Justify in real life to try winning the second leg of American Triple Crown in two weeks. Good luck!

4
How'd You Do? / 4/25
« on: April 25, 2018, 11:56:13 am »

Shows:
Y'all (3yo, Changeling) in a NW2 Allowance
Femme (2yo, Frankel) in a maiden

Fourths:
Serene Stranger (3yo, Ring of Fire) in a maiden
Ch. Crème Brûlée (3yo, Candidate) in the Fort Marcy Handicap (Gr. 3) - he really prefers dirt...

Also Rans:
Fear Industry (2yo, High Chances) 6th in a NW2 Allowance
Time To Go (4yo, Gotta Go) 8th in the Bula Hurdle Race (Gr. 2)

5
Anything Goes / Kentucky Derby 2018 (May 5)
« on: April 10, 2018, 06:24:13 am »
Now this is a very well known race, and has a lot of media coverage. In the game it will be on the same day as in real life.

The race is known in the United States as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports" or "The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports" for its approximate duration, and is also called "The Run for the Roses" for the blanket of roses draped over the winner. It is the first leg of the American Triple Crown and is followed by the Preakness Stakes, then the Belmont Stakes. Unlike the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, which took hiatuses in 1891–1893 and 1911–1912, respectively, the Kentucky Derby has been run every consecutive year since 1875, even during both World Wars.


The FF Kentucky Derby info:

Date
2022-05-05

Race
Kentucky Derby (Gr. 1)

Surface
Dirt

Distance
10 furlongs

Age
3yo

Purse
$2,000,000

Links:

2018 Road to the Kentucky Derby Point Standings - Blood Horse

2018 Kentucky Derby - home page

Kentucky Derby - Wikipedia

Past winners in real life:

  • 2015 - American Pharoah - Time: 2:03.02, track: fast, Triple Crown winner. He is also available in FF as a Famous Real-Life Stallion.
  • 2016 - Nyquist - Time: 2:01.31, track: fast.
  • 2017 - Always Dreaming - Time: 2:03.59 - , track condition: Wet Fast (sealed).

Past Final Furlong winners:

  • 2019 - Ch. High and Dry, Track: Good    Time: 2:02.010    SF: 231. Still a racehorse and he was stakes placed this year.
  • 2020 - GCh.  Magical Debate, Track: Fast    Time: 2:05.140    SF: 215, still a racehorse.
  • 2021 - Ch. Power of Secrets, Track: Good    Time: 1:53.735    SF: 241. He is still an active racehorse, ran once this year.

Any real life favourites? And Final Furlong contenders?

6
Anything Goes / Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup 2018 (Apr. 29)
« on: April 01, 2018, 07:04:19 pm »
Next race I wanted to write about is at the beautiful Sha Tin racecourse.

The Queen Elizabeth II Cup was first run at the Happy Valley Racecourse in Happy Valley, Hong Kong to commemorate a visit to Hong Kong by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip. It evolved to an international event in 1995, with Hong Kong horses competing against those from the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, France, Japan and Australia.

The FF Queen Elizabeth II Cup info:

Date
2022-04-25

Race
Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (Gr. 1)

Surface
Turf

Distance
10 furlongs

Age
3yo+

Purse
$1,500,000

Note: there are only two FF races in Hong Kong, and the other is Singapore Airlines International Cup (Gr. 1); date: 2022-05-16, Turf, 10 furlongs, 3yo+, $150,000.

Past winners in real life:

  • 2015 - Blazing Speed, age 6 - Time: 2:02.89
  • 2016 - Werther, age 4 - Time: 2:01.32
  • 2017 - Neorealism, age 6 - Time: 2:04.59 - and he is not inbred to Northern Dancer! He doesn't even have him in his 5-generation pedigree, while he is 5x5 inbred to Nothirdchance, dam of Hail to Reason.

Past Final Furlong winners:

  • 2019 - ICh. Starling, Track: Good    Time: 1:58.950    SF: 233. He is now standing at stud.
  • 2020 - GCh. Flying Topaz, Track: Fast    Time: 1:59.680    SF: 100, still a racehorse; 2nd in this race was WCh. Sionnach, now standing at stud in England.
  • 2021 - Ch. Hollywood Wren, Track: Good    Time: 1:53.785    SF: 137. He is still an active racehorse and finished 4th/10 in Dubai Sheema Classic just recently.

7
How'd You Do? / 3/31
« on: March 31, 2018, 11:49:25 am »
Stakes place!

Shows:
Glamorous Fog (4yo, Strike It Rich) in the Santa Lucia Handicap (Ungr.)

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

Also Rans:
Zooming Through (3yo, Ring of Fire) 10th in a maiden

8
How'd You Do? / 3/24
« on: March 24, 2018, 01:18:35 pm »

Wins:
Lively Look (3yo, Prince Of Wonder) in a claiming race - successfully claimed from Final Furlong

Shows:
Water Temple (3yo, Bellagio) in an Allowance
Yay or Nay (3yo, Frankel) in a claiming race
Fool For Flowers (3yo, I'm No Fool) in an Allowance

Also Rans:
Crazy Love (4yo, Daredevil Dan) 11th in a NW3 Allowance - retired
Come Follow Me (4yo, The Fighting Fifty) 6th in an Allowance - retired

9
How'd You Do? / 3/10
« on: March 10, 2018, 11:31:09 am »
Nice results!

Wins:
Time To Go (4yo, Gotta Go) in a maiden - her first race ever!

Places:
Satin on Steel (3yo, Magic Cross) in a NW2 Allowance
Fool For Flowers (3yo, I'm No Fool) in a NW2 Allowance

Shows:
On My Own (4yo, As You Wish) in a maiden - also a debut race

Also Rans:
Dainty Twee (3yo, Animal Kingdom) 8th in a NW2 Allowance - I will auction her soon, maybe someone else will get more lucky with her. She is a 2yo stakes winner.

10
How'd You Do? / 3/7
« on: March 07, 2018, 11:45:07 am »
Not like they're winning anything, but mostly in the money...

Places:
Xoxoxo (3yo, High Chances) in a maiden - he seems like a super late bloomer, so this is a very promising 2nd

Shows:
Crazy Love (4yo, Daredevil Dan) in a NW3 Allowance

Fourths:
La Chunga (4yo, As You Wish) in a NW3 Allowance - retired
GCh. Wonder Woman (6yo, Black Warrior) in a Starter Allowance - best speed figure in this group, but who knows if she's still interested in running

Also Rans:
Zooming Through (3yo, Ring of Fire) 11th in a maiden

11
How'd You Do? / 2/28
« on: February 28, 2018, 11:37:18 am »
I was away yesterday so couldn't do the claimers... and today I managed not to look what pretty ponies were entered ;)
Meanwhile, our kids are doing okay - some new faces in the group of successful ones:

Wins:
Satin on Steel (3yo, Magic Cross) in a maiden - I claimed this girl after she ran 20 races as a 2yo for Final Furlong, totally unplaced but I was impressed that she was safe & sound! I don't know why FF was picking her so often. Now, at Clicker Lab she's becoming more successful each time out.

Shows:
Oh Hay (3yo, Von Lichtenstein) in a NW2 Allowance - his first time in the money
Leeway (3yo, Formal Occasion) in the Best Turn Stakes (Ungr.) - his first stakes place!

Fourths:
Water Temple (3yo, Bellagio) in a NW1 Allowance - I feel like he can still do better
Rodarte (3yo, I'm No Fool) in a maiden - she has never earned any points yet, but we're patient...

Fifths:
Ch. Crème Brûlée (3yo, Candidate) in the Palm Beach Stakes (Gr. 3) - slightly disappointing that
Ch. Filipendulous (3yo, My Lucky Day) in the La Habra Stakes (Gr. 3)

Also Rans:
Meva Nit d'Estiu (4yo, Created) 6th in a NW3 Allowance - she scored one win on each track... we're thinking of retiring her now
Twelve Monkeys (5yo, Sixth Day) 7th in the Davona Dale Stakes (Gr. 2) - best speed figure though!


12
Anything Goes / The Grand National 2018 (Apr. 14)
« on: February 22, 2018, 10:55:37 am »
It's coming soon! The FF Grand National is a few weeks later so I'll write about the real one now, so we don't miss it. The Grand National is one of the longest and toughest steeplechase races in the world; in Europe probably only comparable to Velká Pardubická (a steeplechase in Czech Republic). Both races are controversial, as deaths are higher than in other races. There is even a List of equine fatalities in the Grand National. Some within the horseracing community, have argued that the lowering of fences and the narrowing of ditches, primarily designed to increase horse safety, has had the adverse effect by encouraging the runners to race faster. The Grand National inspired a movie titled National Velvet (1944), starring Elizabeth Taylor; it is the story of a 14-year-old horse-crazy girl, who wins a spirited gelding in a raffle and decides to train him for the race.

The FF Grand National info:

Date
2022-06-13

Race
The Grand National (Gr. 1)

Surface
Steeplechase

Distance
24 furlongs

Age
3yo+

Purse
$500,000

Links:

Aintree Racecourse - official page

Grand National - Wikipedia

Aintree Races - Twitter

Grand National 2017: One For Arthur wins - youtube video

Fun fact: apparently there is also a Lamb National at Ascot Racecourse! Very pleasing to me as now I am also a yarn addict, planning to spin my first wool soon...

Any plans for the FF Grand National? I have a filly who seems to really like long distance, but I'm not sure if she will be competitive agains the boys. My stallion NCh. Al Mundhir ran in the 2018 Grand National and he finished 4th. The winner of that running, GCh. Keyboard is now retired and the 2nd, NCh. Hogsmeade is standing at stud too; he also earned the 2018 Steeplechase Horse Eclipse Award.

13
How'd You Do? / 2/21
« on: February 21, 2018, 12:01:28 pm »

Places:
Serene Stranger (3yo, Ring of Fire) in a maiden
Cuddly Thought (3yo, Chivalry) in a claiming race

Fourths:
Xoxoxo (3yo, High Chances) in a maiden

Also Rans: - stakes of course! That was a very fast run.
Ch. Puede Que Haya (4yo, Monarchos) 10th in the Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Handicap (Gr. 1)
Salamanca (4yo, Bellagio) 8th in the Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Handicap (Gr. 1)

14
How'd You Do? / 2/10
« on: February 10, 2018, 11:44:09 am »

Places:
Satin on Steel (3yo, Magic Cross) in a maiden - she ran a whole lot of 20 races under FF ownership as a 2yo but looks like she's just starting to have fun

Shows:
Thom Browne (3yo, I'm No Fool) in an Allowance

Fifths:
Ch. Crème Brûlée (3yo, Candidate) in the Sham Stakes (Ungr.) - no more whipless running for a while :P

Also Rans:
Ziggurat (3yo, Can't Touch This) 7th in a maiden
Zooming Through (3yo, Ring of Fire) 14th in a maiden
Yay or Nay (3yo, Frankel) 9th in a NW2 Allowance
La Chunga (4yo, As You Wish) 8th in a NW3 Allowance

15
How'd You Do? / 1/31
« on: January 31, 2018, 11:42:51 am »
Yay, a stakes win!

Wins:
Ch. Filipendulous (3yo, My Lucky Day) in the Palos Verdes Handicap (Gr. 2) - she didn't have much competition there, lucky filly, but she still could have finished 2nd!

Shows:
Tipping the Velvet (4yo, Deep Impact) in the Busanda Stakes (Ungr.)

Also Rans:
Ch. Puede Que Haya (4yo, Monarchos) 7th in the Busanda Stakes (Ungr.)

Yes I only entered fillies in stakes today ;D

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 18