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How'd You Do? / Re: 11/17
« on: November 17, 2018, 06:45:07 pm »
29(6)-6(1)-6(1)-2-4 $389,150

Today had just about everything. Some pleasant and a few unexpectedly good performances mixed in with a couple of disappointments.

Wins:
At The End (2yo, Lucky Streak) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Mountain's Glory (5yo, Magic Glory) in an Allowance
Ch. Don Kiki (6yo, Blue Ensign) in an Allowance
Ch. Spurs Ball (5yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in an Allowance
Worthless Care (4yo, Worth The Wait) in an Allowance
Ch. Lord Tottenham (5yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in the A.D. Hollindale Stakes (Gr. 2)

Places:
Indy Navy (2yo, In The Navy) in a NW3 Allowance
Rings of Quidditch (2yo, Hogwarts) in a NW3 Allowance
My Love for Spurs (2yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in a NW3 Allowance
Classy Victory (3yo, In The Navy) in an Allowance
Ch. Secret Self (6yo, Sun King) in an Allowance
Ch. Worthy Endeavor (3yo, Worthy Victor) in the SA Derby (Gr. 1)

Shows:
Prince's Streak (2yo, Lucky Streak) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Streaky Player (3yo, Lucky Streak) in an Allowance

Fourths:
Take the Navy (2yo, In The Navy) in a NW3 Allowance
Naval Secrets (2yo, In The Navy) in a NW3 Allowance
Yule Ball (2yo, Hogwarts) in an Allowance
Silky Chum (3yo, Magic Glory) in a NW2 Allowance

Fifths:
Navy at Dawn (2yo, In The Navy) in a NW3 Allowance
Beautifully Blue (2yo, Blue Smoke) in a NW3 Allowance
Goddess of Power (3yo, Mantle of Power) in a NW3 Allowance
Clicker Lab lease Bohemian Rhapsody (2yo, Al Mundhir) in the Huntington Stakes (Ungr.)

Also Rans:
Mountain Music (2yo, In The Navy) 7th in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Bill Nicholson (6yo, Tottenham Hotspur) 6th in an Allowance
Frankly Straight (2yo, Frankel) 6th in an Allowance
Debenham (4yo, Tottenham Hotspur) 6th in an Allowance
Clicker Lab lease Mymble (2yo, Away The Lads) 10th in the Valley Stream Stakes (Gr. 3)
Ch. Aurora Borealis (5yo, What's Debatable) 8th in the A.D. Hollindale Stakes (Gr. 2)
Ch. Classic Rock (4yo, Witness) 7th in the A.D. Hollindale Stakes (Gr. 2)

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How'd You Do? / Re: 11/14
« on: November 14, 2018, 06:53:52 pm »
15(4)-4-0-2-3(2) $110,450

Best day for our 2YO's this year. 4 Wins, 2 3rds and 2 4ths. Only 2 non-2YO's runners today.

Wins:
Dream of Luck (2yo, Lucky Streak) in a NW1 Allowance
Fool's Tower (2yo, Foolhardy) in a NW3 Allowance
Fantastic Romance (2yo, Gunningdownromance) in a NW3 Allowance
Valentine's Topaz (2yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in a NW2 Allowance

Shows:
Charlotte's Worth (2yo, Worthy Victor) in a NW3 Allowance
Beach Baby (2yo, Away The Lads) in a NW3 Allowance

Fourths:
Bella's Confession (2yo, Bellagio) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Satler (4yo, Silver Wizard) in the Stuyvesant Stakes (Gr. 3)
Coinage (2yo, Edinburgh) in the Champagne Classic (Gr. 3)

Fifths:
Supersonic Flight (2yo, Superdocious) in a NW2 Allowance
Last Kitty (2yo, Last For More) in a NW3 Allowance
Dixie Valentine (2yo, Worth The Wait) in a NW2 Allowance
Lucky Whirl (4yo, Lucky Streak) in the Stuyvesant Stakes (Gr. 3)

Also Rans:
Victor's Beach (2yo, Worthy Victor) 7th in a NW2 Allowance
Lightning Bolt (2yo, Usain Bolt) 7th in the Champagne Classic (Gr. 3)

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General/Questions / Re: New famous stallions in 2023?
« on: November 04, 2018, 11:29:59 am »
That’s great, Hilda. Thanks.

I’ve never quite understood what is meant by “inbred 3x5” or “5x5”? Does that mean that one of the horse’s great-grandfathers (that would be the “3”) is the same as one of his great-great-great-grandfathers (that would be the “5”)?

Also, when you say that Justify is “3x5x5 inbred to Mr. Prospector”, does that mean that one of his great-grandfather (the 3) is the same as two of his great-great-great-grandfathers (the 5’s)?

Just curious.

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Famous Races/Horses / Re: Breeders' Cup Festival (Nov. 2-3)
« on: November 01, 2018, 02:07:21 am »
To expand on Hilda's FF BC Results summary:-

  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile - Ch. Fuzzy Square (Starfish Stables) - Sired by FFCh. Foolhardy - BC Ranking 3 (Top Ranked horse 2nd)
  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies - Ch. Wild Fool (Darkwood Stables) - Sired by FFCh. Foolhardy - BC Ranking 1
  • Breeders' Cup Sprint - Ch. Aether (Black Storm West) - Sired by NCh. Eighteen Karat - BC Ranking 16 (Top Ranked horse 6th)
  • Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint - Ch. Frankstown Spring (Littlefield) - Sired by Frankel - BC Ranking 9 (Top Ranked horse 3rd)
  • Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint - Ch. Undeniable (Semiahmoo Stables) - Sired by NCh. Mr. Prospective - BC Ranking 15 (Top Ranked horse 4th)
  • Breeders' Cup Mile - NCh. Chunky's Dream (Starfish Stables) - Sired by ICh. Magic Glory - BC Ranking 16 (Top Ranked horse 2nd)
  • Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile - GCh. Dark Debate (Littlefield) - Sired by NCh. Dark Demand - BC Ranking 8 (Top Ranked horse did not run - Top Ranked runner 5th)
  • Breeders' Cup Classic - Ch. Bele (Starfish Stables) - Sired by ICh. Highland Magic - BC Ranking 1
  • Breeders' Cup Turf - Ch. Flames of Passion (Littlefield) - Sired by ICh. Ring of Fire - BC Ranking 2 (Top Ranked horse 8th)
  • Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf - Ch. Marchioness (Black Storm West) - Sired by WCh. I'm Your Angel - BC Ranking 16 (Top Ranked horse 4th)
  • Breeders' Cup Distaff - Ch. Fractal (Sakura Springs) - Sired by NCh. Changeling - BC Ranking 12 (Top Ranked horse 8th)
  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf - GCh. Palermo (Cricket Hill) - Sired by FFCh. Foolhardy - BC Ranking 1
  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Fillies - Ch. Frau Holle (Cricket Hill) - Sired by ICh. Unabridged - BC Ranking 1
  • Breeders' Cup SC Sprint (FF) - GCh. Star Shine (Littlefield) - Sired by ICh. Gilded Saint - BC Ranking 1
  • Breeders' Cup SC Classic (FF) - Ch. HollywoodTreatment (Littlefield) - Sired by NCh. Bellagio - BC Ranking 2 (Top Ranked horse 3rd)
  • Breeders' Cup SC Endurance (FF) - Georgia Stagehand (Semiahmoo Stables) - Sired by GCh. Stagehand - BC Ranking 13
  • Breeders' Cup SC Distaff (FF) - Ch. Unequalled Flight (Littlefield) - Sired by GCh. Major's Flight - BC Ranking 1
  • Breeders' Cup SC Distaff Endurance (FF) - GCh. Night To Remember (Coleman Branch) - Sired by GCh. Major's Flight - BC Ranking 2 (Top Ranked horse did not run - Winner was the Top Ranked runner)

Owners by number of wins:
Littlefield - 6 wins
Starfish Stables - 3 wins
Black Storm West - 2 wins
Semiahmoo Stables - 2 wins
Cricket Hill - 2 wins
Darkwood Stables, Sakura Springs, Coleman Branch - 1 win

Sires with more than 1 winner:
FFCh. Foolhardy - 3 winners (his progeny won 3 of the 4 2YO races - It is sad that next years 2YO's will be his last crop)
GCh. Major's Flight - 2 winners

Out of the 18 BC Races today, only 6 were won by the top Ranked horse in the race and 1 other was won by the top Ranked runner in the race whic shows that it doesn't always pay to have the top Ranked horse in these races.

Congratulations to all the winners and especially to Cat on Palermo's Stud-Qualification.
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How'd You Do? / Re: 10/31
« on: November 01, 2018, 01:17:10 am »
32(32)-3(3)-2(2)-2(2)-3(3) $7,590,000

All Stakes runners, mostly in BC races. 3 wins, including in the Classic. Congratulations to Cat of Cricket Hill on GCh. Palermo continuing his wonderful season by winning the Juvenile Turf and becoming Stud-Qualified at 2YO.

Wins:
NCh. Chunky's Dream (5yo, Magic Glory) in the Breeders' Cup Mile (Gr. 1)
Ch. Fuzzy Square (2yo, Foolhardy) in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (Gr. 1) - Maintains his 100% record with his 4th win in 4 races. He has a long way to go to catch up to Palermo (both are sired by FFCh. Foolhardy).
Ch. Bele (3yo, Highland Magic) in the Breeders' Cup Classic (Gr. 1)

Places:
GCh. Fool To Be Smokin' (4yo, Foolhardy) in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (Gr. 1)
Ch. What're My Chances (3yo, High Chances) in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (Gr. 1)

Shows:
GCh. Secrets Squared (5yo, Secretsarebound) in the Breeders' Cup Classic (Gr. 1)
GCh. Nicci's Flight (5yo, Major's Flight) in the Breeders' Cup SC Distaff Endurance (Gr. 1)

Nothing else worth writing about

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How'd You Do? / Re: 10/27
« on: October 27, 2018, 04:51:32 pm »
Apart from Ch. Casa de Victor's win in an Allowance, none of our other runners did anything worth writing about.

Hopefully this isn't an omen for the BC on Wednesday.

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How'd You Do? / Re: 10/24
« on: October 24, 2018, 01:10:59 pm »
17(9)-4(2)-2(2)-2(1)-2(2) $303,750

Another good day, dominated by our Stakes runners. 7 of our 9 Stakes runners finished in the first 4, including finishing 1-2 in the G3 Victoria Handicap. Conversely, only 3 of our 8 non-Stakes runners finished in the first 4. It is nice to see some of our 2YO's doing well.

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

Congratulations to Sakura Springs on claiming Klaus Mitffoch. We had thought about putting in a claim for him but decided against it as we already have 112 2YO's and still have a bunch of 2YO's that haven't raced yet. Besides, we couldn't figure out how to pronounce his name!!!

Wins:
Ch. Glorious Endeavor (4yo, Magic Glory) in an Allowance
Lucky Whirl (4yo, Lucky Streak) in an Allowance
Spock's Victory (2yo, Spock) in the Pilgrim Stakes (Ungr.)
Ch. Coco Major (4yo, Major's Flight) in the Victoria Handicap (Gr. 3) - Nice to see him winning again after finishing 4th in 6 of his previous 7 races.

Places:
Jesus of Nazareth (2yo, First Born Son) in the Fernhill Handicap (Gr. 3)
Ch. Caldik Prime (4yo, Spock) in the Victoria Handicap (Gr. 3)

Shows:
Ch. Satler (4yo, Silver Wizard) in an Allowance
Ch. Weapon (3yo, Lucky Streak) in the Empire Classic (Ungr.)

Fourths:
GCh. Spirit in the Sky (5yo, Lasting Spirit) in the Empire Classic (Ungr.)
English St. Leger (2yo, Last For More) in the Fernhill Handicap (Gr. 3)

Fifths:
Silky Chum (3yo, Magic Glory) in a NW2 Allowance
Ch. Bonnie's Flight (3yo, Major's Flight) in the First Flight Stakes (Gr. 2)

Also Rans:
Elfin Beam (2yo, Spock) 9th in a NW2 Allowance
Victory Lane (2yo, Worthy Victor) 7th in a NW2 Allowance
Goddess of Power (3yo, Mantle of Power) 7th in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Mae West (5yo, Mantle of Power) 7th in an Allowance
ICh. Foolin' No One (6yo, Foolhardy) 10th in the First Flight Stakes (Gr. 2)

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How'd You Do? / Re: 10/20
« on: October 20, 2018, 09:46:40 pm »
15(7)-4(1)-2-1(1)-2(2) $1,088,050

A good day overall. Highlight of the day was Ch. Born Risky winning the G1 Canadian International at Woodbine.

Wins:
Ch. Last Raven (3yo, Painted Raven) in an Allowance
Ch. Ghostly Gift (3yo, Ghostzapper) in an Allowance
Ch. Dream of Wembley (4yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in an Allowance
Ch. Born Risky (3yo, First Born Son) in the Canadian International (Gr. 1)

Places:
Ch. Jump Jive 'N' Wail (4yo, Stressed) in an Allowance
Debenham (4yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in an Allowance

Shows:
Ch. Classic Rock (4yo, Witness) in the October Cup (Gr. 3)

Fourths:
Ch. Aurora Borealis (5yo, What's Debatable) in the October Stakes (Gr. 3)
Ch. Worthy Endeavor (3yo, Worthy Victor) in the WATC Derby (Gr. 1)

Fifths:
Rebel Spurs (3yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in an Allowance
Ch. Witty Cream (4yo, Ace of Hearts) in the Canadian International (Gr. 1)

Also Rans:
Hogwarts Office (2yo, Hogwarts) 7th in a NW2 Allowance
Navy Flares (2yo, In The Navy) 13th in a NW2 Allowance
Ch. Bill Nicholson (6yo, Tottenham Hotspur) 7th in the October Stakes (Gr. 3)
Ch. Mountain's Glory (5yo, Magic Glory) 10th in the October Cup (Gr. 3)

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How'd You Do? / Re: 10/17
« on: October 17, 2018, 05:27:08 pm »
Pretty much an "All-or-Nothing" day. 5 wins (including 3 SW's) but nothing else worth writing about (we did have 5 runners finish 8th in their respective races!!!)

20(12)-5(3)-0-2(2)-2(2) $584,000

Wins:
Away Team Honors (2yo, Away The Lads) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Magical Scent (4yo, Foolhardy) in an Allowance
Ch. Night Of Magic (4yo, Nightfight) in the Iroquois Stakes (Ungr.)
GCh. El Dorado (5yo, Eighteen Karat) in the Hudson Stakes (Ungr.) - His 5th SW and, as he already has a G1W, he only needs 2 SW of any grade to qualify for Stud.
Ch. Open Swing (5yo, Witness) in the Meadow Brook Stakes (Gr. 1)

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How'd You Do? / Re: 10/13
« on: October 13, 2018, 03:22:13 pm »
12(1)-5-1-1-1 $164,850

Only 1 Stakes runner and, while she only finished 6th out of 10, she ended with the same SF as the winner. Otherwise, 5 wins out of 12 runners is a great ratio and only 2 out of the money.

Wins:
Major's Silk (3yo, Major's Flight) in an Allowance
Ch. Dance of Fire (4yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in an Allowance
GCh. What a Jewel (5yo, What's Debatable) in an Allowance
Ch. Naval Dawn (3yo, In The Navy) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Back to First (3yo, First Born Son) in a NW3 Allowance

Places:
Ch. Admiral Al (4yo, In The Navy) in an Allowance

Shows:
No Street Access (5yo, Street Wise) in an Allowance

Fourths:
Dixie Valentine (2yo, Worth The Wait) in a NW3 Allowance

Fifths:
Torpid (4yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in an Allowance
Ch. High Altitude (3yo, High Chances) in an Allowance

Also Rans:
Cheerful Templar (3yo, In The Navy) 11th in a NW3 Allowance
Valentine's Topaz (2yo, Tottenham Hotspur) 6th in the Karrakatta Plate (Gr. 2)

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General/Questions / Re: Continuing Stallion Spotlights?
« on: October 13, 2018, 02:53:55 am »
I would be very interested in writing about new stallions who will be retiring soon or recently retired, so would love to hear from anyone who has a racehorse definitely heading to the shed in 2023.

We have a couple of horses who will probably be heading to the Stallion barns for 2023, both 6YO:-

NCh. Devil's Heir, by ICh. Devil His Due (S) out of GCh. Heiress (G).

NCh. Secret Handshake, by ICh. Highland Magic (G) out of GCh. Secret Signal (P).

In addition, we have been racing Ivy Creek Lease NCh. Franco Classico, 6YO by NCh. I'm A Classic (G) out of Ch. Little Franco (G), and he is already qualified. Alyssa will be the one deciding what is on the agenda for him for next year, although I believe that she has already said he will be retired to stud next year.

We also have two younger horses who are already qualified but will be kept in training next year:-

NCh. Explosive Motif, 5YO by FFCh. Foolhardy (P) out of Ch. Fenix (G), and

GCh. Fool To Be Smokin', 4YO by FFCh. Foolhardy (P) out of WCh. Smokin' (P).

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How'd You Do? / Re: 10/10
« on: October 10, 2018, 04:20:19 pm »
28(12)-7(3)-8(3)-2-3(1) $2,191,200

Finally something to write about after a number of disappointing race days.

Wins:
Allie's Navy (3yo, In The Navy) in an Allowance
Ch. Navy Kitty (3yo, In The Navy) in an Allowance
Victor's Sands (3yo, Worthy Victor) in an Allowance
Ch. Firstround'sonme (3yo, First Born Son) in an Allowance
Ch. BlueMountainCoffee (3yo, In The Navy) in the Lawrence Realization Stakes (Gr. 3)
GCh. Charlotte's Web (4yo, Strider) in the Doncaster Handicap (Gr. 1)
GCh. Ablative Armour (4yo, Monarchos) in the The Galaxy (Gr. 1) - Definitely seems to prefer racing in Australia as 8 of his 9 wins have been there. Only needs 1 SW of any grade to become Stud-Qualified.

Places:
Brazen Hussy (3yo, First Born Son) in an Allowance
Navy Cross (4yo, In The Navy) in an Allowance
Ch. Victor's Podium (3yo, Worthy Victor) in an Allowance
End of Watch (4yo, In The Navy) in an Allowance
Super Sub (2yo, Superdocious) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Born to Dream (3yo, First Born Son) in the Gallant Bloom Stakes (Gr. 2)
Ch. Ledgendary Fortune (3yo, Major's Flight) in the Lawrence Realization Stakes (Gr. 3)
Ch. Fancy Your Luck (3yo, Lucky Streak) in the Pebbles Stakes (Gr. 3)

Shows:
GCh. Flying Topaz (6yo, Major's Flight) in an Allowance
Coco's Flight (3yo, Major's Flight) in an Allowance

Fourths:
Ch. Charmed Cat's Life (5yo, Alley Cat) in an Allowance
Ch. Knight's Templar (6yo, Dark Demand) in an Allowance
Ch. Causin' Mischeif (3yo, Spock) in the Pebbles Stakes (Gr. 3)

Fifths:
Wait for Dixie (3yo, Worth The Wait) in the Pebbles Stakes (Gr. 3)

Also Rans:
Revenant (2yo, Blue Smoke) 13th in a maiden
Sir Nicholas (2yo, Hogsmeade) 7th in a maiden
Ch. Smoked Out (6yo, Rumor Has It) 10th in an Allowance
GCh. Forbidden Secret (4yo, Foolhardy) 8th in the Gallant Bloom Stakes (Gr. 2)
NCh. Lady Amanda (6yo, Spock) 7th in the Gallant Bloom Stakes (Gr. 2)
Ch. Charlotte Victory (3yo, Worthy Victor) 6th in the Lawrence Realization Stakes (Gr. 3)
Life Imitates Art (5yo, I'm No Fool) 6th in the Doncaster Handicap (Gr. 1)

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Famous Races/Horses / Re: Velká Pardubická (Oct. 14th)
« on: October 09, 2018, 04:03:20 am »
I knew about this race because of the win by Stephen's Society in 1973. He was owned and ridden by Chris Collins, who was a British Amateur Jockey. I was living in England at the time and the British Racing Media made quite a big deal of the fact that the race had been won by a British horse.

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Famous Races/Horses / Re: Breeder's Cup Festival (Nov. 2-3)
« on: October 09, 2018, 03:40:25 am »
The BC qualifiers list is currently really buggy. Some horses are getting 3 or more times the points than they should actually have, and the system isn't recognizing any updates. I'm pretty sure Shanthi is aware of the issue but hasn't had time to take care of it yet.

I have plans to run a number of horses but it is difficult to decide who to run in which race because of the questionable lists. It is also difficult to decide whether to Supplement any others for the same reason (I supplemented Fuzzy Square for the Juvenile earlier today but he still isn't showing up on the Qualifiers List - I don't know if it is because of the "buggy" lists or if it is because none of his wins have been over more than 6 furlongs - or both!!!)


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How'd You Do? / Re: 10/3
« on: October 04, 2018, 04:04:29 am »
Congratulations Cat.

Another great performance by Palermo. Now only needs 1 SP of any grade to be Stud-Qualified.

Have we ever had a horse become Stud-Qualified as a 2YO?

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