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Foaling Barn / Re: Starfish Stables Foals - 2022
« on: May 20, 2018, 04:08:38 pm »
The last May foal made her appearance. Both mother and baby doing fine.

VICTOR’S GLORY
NCh. Worthy Victor x Ch. Skip To Glory - ICh. Magic Glory (B)
8.3h black filly

1/2 sister to Ch. Skip to Romance

111 out of 121 - 54 colts, 50 fillies, 7 stillborn - 10 still due - None due in May

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Anything Goes / Re: Preakness Stakes 2018 (May 19)
« on: May 20, 2018, 11:17:27 am »
It’s not a surprise that there aren’t many American TC winners (either in RL and in FF). It is tough to ask a 3YO to run 3 gruelling races against other top class 3YO’s in the space of 5 weeks. They need to be spread out over a longer period of time (even 4 weeks between each race would be better). In addition, you could have a horse that, while it may not be among the horses qualified to run (by earnings, etc) in the Derby (which usually has the maximum 20 runners), is able to run in the Preakness or Belmont because there are fewer runners. So the trainer decides that he will forget about the Derby and concentrate thehorse’s training on one of the other two races.

In the UK, while their TC races are spread out over longer periods (May, June and Sept), the problem is the variety of the distance of each race, 1 mile, 1 1/2 miles and 1 3/4 miles. The chances of finding a horse that is equally as good at a mile as it is over the longer distances is quite remote.

Having said that, I guess that we wouldn’t want to make it that much easier to win the TC as it would take some of the mystique out of winning it.

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How'd You Do? / Re: 5/19
« on: May 19, 2018, 05:39:40 pm »
24(12)-5(3)-4(2)-5(2)-4(2) $1,158,400

Good day. 3 SW, including the G1 Preakness Stakes. Our 5th Classic winner of the year. Also had our first 2YO winners for this year.

Wins:
Clicker Lab lease Bohemian Rhapsody (2yo, Al Mundhir) in a NW2 Allowance
Fuzzy Square (2yo, Foolhardy) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Best Crystal (3yo, Demand the Best) in the Genuine Risk (Gr. 2)
Firstround'sonme (3yo, First Born Son) in the Sir Barton Stakes (Ungr.)
Ch. Victor's Podium (3yo, Worthy Victor) in the Preakness Stakes (Gr. 1) - Didn't run in the Kentucky Derby so there will be no FF TC this year.

Places:
Beach Baby (2yo, Away The Lads) in a NW1 Allowance
Supersonic Flight (2yo, Superdocious) in a NW2 Allowance
GrdCtrltoMajorTom (3yo, Major's Flight) in the Genuine Risk (Gr. 2)
Ch. Bele (3yo, Highland Magic) in the Preakness Stakes (Gr. 1)

Shows:
Lightning Bolt (2yo, Usain Bolt) in a NW3 Allowance
Hot August Nights (2yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in a NW3 Allowance
Hogwarts Office (2yo, Hogwarts) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Commemorate Spurs (3yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in the Genuine Risk (Gr. 2)
Worthy Image (3yo, Worthy Victor) in the Sir Barton Stakes (Ungr.)

Fourths:
Last Magician (2yo, Last For More) in a NW2 Allowance
Lucky Debate (2yo, Lucky Streak) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Debatable Streak (3yo, Lucky Streak) in the Sir Barton Stakes (Ungr.)
Ch. Ghostly Gift (3yo, Ghostzapper) in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (Gr. 1)

Fifths:
Last Kitty (2yo, Last For More) in a NW2 Allowance
Lucky Twin (2yo, Lucky Streak) in a NW3 Allowance
Born to Dream (3yo, First Born Son) in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (Gr. 1)

Also Rans:
Beyond the Void (2yo, Void) 8th in a NW1 Allowance
Ch. Tottenham Dancer (3yo, Tottenham Hotspur) 7th in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (Gr. 1)
Clicker Lab lease Ch. Bong Bong Bong (3yo, Nightfight) 8th in the Preakness Stakes (Gr. 1) - Disappointing run after his 3rd in the Derby, but, as his Energy was only up to "B" this morning, I guess that kind of explains it.

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General/Questions / Play Those Tunes
« on: May 19, 2018, 02:00:22 am »
We are sad to announce that one of our broodmares, Play Those Tunes, has died at the ripe old age of 19.

Tunes only won once in 18 tries, however, it was when she was Retired to Stud that she came into her own. She produced 11 foals, with 8 of the 9 of her progeny who have raced so far have been winners. including 3 Stakes Winners, all of which went on to be MSW and 2 Millionaires. Her progeny averaged a shade under $650k in earnings and she ended up Silver Ranked (7.5). She has 4 daughters who had joined her in the Breeding Sheds who will hopefully carry on her legacy.

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How'd You Do? / Re: 5/16
« on: May 17, 2018, 02:55:42 am »
Another good day with 4 SW, including our 4th Classic winner of the year. Hopefully we'll have better luck with the Preakness & Black-Eyed Susan on Saturday than we did in the Kentucky Derby & Oaks.

28(16)-6(4)-6(3)-3(3)-2(1) $911,000

Wins:
Ch. Magical Scent (4yo, Foolhardy) in an Allowance
Scotland Ablaze (3yo, Edinburgh) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Mexican Spitfire (3yo, First Born Son) in the Nassau County Breeders' Cup (Gr. 2)
Ch. Weapon (3yo, Lucky Streak) in the Dogwood Stakes (Gr. 3)
Ch. Story of my Life (4yo, Yes It's Paddy) in the Singapore Airlines International Cup (Gr. 1)
Ch. Glory Honor&Praise (3yo, Magic Glory) in the Irish Derby (Gr. 1) - 2nd Leg of the Irish TC. Made up for the absence of Irish 2,000 Guineas winner (and Stable Companion) What're My Chances

Places:
Ch. Probability (6yo, Long Live The King) in an Allowance
Blue Topaz (3yo, In The Navy) in an Allowance
Miraculous Flight (3yo, Major's Flight) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Dark Rock (3yo, Dark Demand) in the Nassau County Breeders' Cup (Gr. 2)
Hymnal (3yo, Animal Kingdom) in the Dogwood Stakes (Gr. 3)
GCh. Footloose (5yo, Foolhardy) in the Singapore Airlines International Cup (Gr. 1)

Shows:
NCh. Harlequin (5yo, Foolhardy) in the Bold Ruler Stakes (Gr. 3)
Ch. Dancing Rumor (3yo, Rumor Has It) in the Dogwood Stakes (Gr. 3)
Ch. Bonnie Tottenham (4yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in the Early Times Mint Julep Stakes (Gr. 3)

Fourths:
Ch. Vulpes (6yo, High On Love) in a claiming race
Black Opal (3yo, Blue Smoke) in the Nassau County Breeders' Cup (Gr. 2)

Fifths:
Cheerful Templar (3yo, In The Navy) in an Allowance
NCh. Devil's Heir (6yo, Devil His Due) in the Bold Ruler Stakes (Gr. 3)
Ch. Glorious Endeavor (4yo, Magic Glory) in the Early Times Mint Julep Stakes (Gr. 3)
Ch. Hollywood Wren (4yo, Foolhardy) in the Singapore Airlines International Cup (Gr. 1)

Also Rans:
GCh. El Padrino (5yo, Foolhardy) 7th in an Allowance
Sundial (5yo, Clockstopper) 7th in a claiming race
Ch. Yankee Stadium (5yo, Blue Smoke) 8th in a claiming race
Free-for-all (3yo, Lucky Streak) 8th in an Allowance
Major's Silk (3yo, Major's Flight) 6th in a NW3 Allowance
GCh. Belak (5yo, Formal Occasion) 8th in the Bold Ruler Stakes (Gr. 3)
ICh. Foolin' No One (6yo, Foolhardy) 7th in the Early Times Mint Julep Stakes (Gr. 3)

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Questions / Race Entry Limits
« on: May 16, 2018, 03:28:25 am »
I just had a question out of pure curiosity.

In most Races, each stable is limited to 3 entries. What would happen in the following scenario?

Stable A has a horse, Leased Horse, that they have Leased from Stable B and has entered that horse in a (for arguments sake) Stakes Race. At the same time, Stable B wants to enter 3 horses in the same race. Would they be able to enter all 3?

I know that in the Post Parade, Leased Horse would show up as owned by Stable B and Stable A would only be able to enter a maximum of 2 non-leased horses for that race. Presumably, Stable B would still be able to enter 3 horses in the race (even though the Post Parade would show that they had 4 horses in the race).

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General/Questions / Re: Irish, English, American TC/TT races
« on: May 14, 2018, 09:30:54 pm »
Unfortunately, there will be no Irish TC winner this year. What're My Chances, who won the Irish 2,000 Guineas last week, has not recovered and has an "F" for Energy. We will only have one runner, Glory Honor&Praise, who finished 4th in the Irish 2,000 Guineas, but who has recovered his Energy very quickly..

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Anything Goes / Re: The Epsom Derby 2018 (June 2nd)
« on: May 14, 2018, 09:21:05 pm »
Current plans are for all 3 of our 2,000 Guineas runners to run in the Derby. They were:-
Casa de Victor (Won), Worthy Endeavor (3rd), & Honey's Victory (7th).


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Anything Goes / Re: Preakness Stakes 2018 (May 19)
« on: May 14, 2018, 09:16:02 pm »
Current plans are for our two Derby runners, Bele (4th) and Bong Bong Bong (3rd), to run in the Preakness, as well as Victor's Podium, who didn't run in the Derby.

As for the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, current plans are for all three of our Oaks runners, Ghostly Gift (5th), Tottenham Dancer (6th), and Born to Dream (10th), to run.


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How'd You Do? / Re: 5/12
« on: May 13, 2018, 05:10:09 pm »
Congratulations! Epsom Derby next? ;)

That is the plan.

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How'd You Do? / Re: 5/12
« on: May 12, 2018, 05:34:04 pm »
All Stakes runners today. 4 Winners, including the G1 English Two Thousand Guineas.

21(21)-4(4)-4(4)-4(4)-4(4) $972,500

Wins:
Last Raven (3yo, Painted Raven) in the Bouwerie (Ungr.)
Ch. Navy Kitty (3yo, In The Navy) in the Matt Winn Stakes (Ungr.)
GCh. Chunky's Dream (5yo, Magic Glory) in the Very One Stakes (Ungr.)
Ch. Casa de Victor (3yo, Worthy Victor) in the Two Thousand Guineas (Gr. 1)

Places:
Arc de Triomphe (3yo, French Ruby) in the Matt Winn Stakes (Ungr.)
Ch. Silver Roses (5yo, Silver Wizard) in the Very One Stakes (Ungr.)
GCh. Fool To Be Smokin' (4yo, Foolhardy) in the Pimlico Special (Gr. 1)
Fancy Your Luck (3yo, Lucky Streak) in the William Donald Schaefer Handicap (Gr. 3)

Shows:
Coco's Flight (3yo, Major's Flight) in the Matt Winn Stakes (Ungr.)
Venus Hot Shot (3yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in the William Donald Schaefer Handicap (Gr. 3)
Ch. Worthy Endeavor (3yo, Worthy Victor) in the Two Thousand Guineas (Gr. 1)
Ch. Causin' Mischeif (3yo, Spock) in the One Thousand Guineas (Gr. 1)

Fourths:
Ch. StrawberryDaiquiri (3yo, Rumor Has It) in the Bouwerie (Ungr.)
ICh. Making A Statement (6yo, What's Debatable) in the Very One Stakes (Ungr.)
Prospective Flight (3yo, Major's Flight) in the William Donald Schaefer Handicap (Gr. 3)
Ch. Streaky Player (3yo, Lucky Streak) in the One Thousand Guineas (Gr. 1)

Also Rans:
Hollywood Asset (3yo, TakeMeToHollywood) 11th in the Bouwerie (Ungr.)
GCh. Ablative Armour (4yo, Monarchos) 8th in the Pimlico Special (Gr. 1)
GCh. Alydar's Glory (5yo, Magic Glory) 6th in the Pimlico Special (Gr. 1)
Ch. Honey's Victory (3yo, Worthy Victor) 7th in the Two Thousand Guineas (Gr. 1)
Voldemort is Dead (3yo, Magic Glory) 7th in the One Thousand Guineas (Gr. 1)

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Foaling Barn / Re: Starfish Stables Foals - 2022
« on: May 12, 2018, 02:27:02 am »
And one more. Both mother and baby doing fine.

NIMBUS 2022
NCh. Away The Lads x Castlestone Nimbus - War Admiral (S)
9.1h dark grey filly
The Nimbus 2000 was a broom used in some of the Harry Potter books and, since we are in FF year 2022, I decided to change the number.

110 out of 121 - 54 colts, 49 fillies, 7 stillborn - 11 still due - 1 due in May

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Foaling Barn / Re: Starfish Stables Foals - 2022
« on: May 11, 2018, 03:44:10 am »
Two more babies, only 2 more due in May. Both mother's and both babies are doing fine.

KIPIT OD BIJESA
GCh. Zadar x Ch. Fit to be Tied - FFCh. High Chances (S)
9.0h black colt
The name is Croatian for Fit to be Tied (at least, according to a Translation program). Zadar is the oldest continuously inhabited Croatian city, so I decided to combine the mother's name with that fact.

STREET SECRETS
ICh. Calle de Oro x Major Secret (B) - GCh. Major's Flight (B)
8.2h bay filly

1/2 sister to Furtive

109 out of 121 - 54 colts, 48 fillies, 7 stillborn - 12 still due - 2 due in May

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Foaling Barn / Re: Starfish Stables Foals - 2022
« on: May 10, 2018, 03:01:38 am »
One more baby made his appearance today.

HOGSMEADE DREAMS
NCh. Hogsmeade x Thinking of Dreams (S) - Created
8.2h dark grey filly

3/4 sister to Ch. Tau Alpha C
1/2 sister to GCh. Unbreakable Vow, GCh. Lohan, Ch. Silver Dreams, Ch. Sheza Dreamer, Ch. Rising Fast, Ch. Highland Dreams, Tarantino, Take Your Chances

We decided that, at the ripe old age of 22, and after producing 17 foals, it was time to retire Thinking of Dreams. 13 of her 14 runners have been winners, including 6 SW (5 are MSW) and she has produced 2 Millionaires. Her progeny are averaging over $500k so it is a well deserved retirement.

107 out of 121 - 53 colts, 47 fillies, 7 stillborn - 14 still due - 4 due in May

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Foaling Barn / Re: Desert Wind's Foals
« on: May 10, 2018, 02:46:43 am »
Sorry to hear about your lost colt.

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