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How'd You Do? / Re: 2/24
« on: February 24, 2018, 04:15:50 pm »
Ponies being lazy as usual.

Tipping the Velvet (4yo, Deep Impact) in an Allowance
House of Cards (3yo, Robin Hood) in a maiden

Successfully claimed GCh. Wonder Woman (6yo, Black Warrior) from Starfish Stables - oh dear I hope you were really ready to sell her Lewis, she is glorious!

Also Rans:
Y'all (3yo, Changeling) 10th in a maiden
Ziggurat (3yo, Can't Touch This) 6th in a maiden

Anything Goes / Re: Dubai World Cup 2018 (Mar. 31)
« on: February 24, 2018, 04:07:11 pm »
Lover's Duel continues to haunt me after selling her as an unraced 2yo.

Haha I believe you! You're still the proud breeder ;)

Anything Goes / Re: Dubai World Cup 2018 (Mar. 31)
« on: February 24, 2018, 08:18:31 am »
I found the winners of previous FF runnings for Grand National, so why not do that here too -

2019 - ICh. Devil's Walk, Track: Good, Time: 1:49.380, SF: 275. He is now a stallion at Fox Run (Australia). Won by a nose but earned a speed record; one of his four speed records on dirt. The 3rd, NCh. LiveLong&Prosper and 4th, ICh. Calle de Oro are also standing at stud now.

2020 - Ch. Among the Stars - won as a 4yo and he is retired now. NCh. LiveLong&Prosper was 4th in this race. Track: Fast, Time: 1:58.365, SF: 100.

2021 - NCh. Lovers' Duel - won as a 5yo and she is not retired, although hasn't ran this year. Track: Fast, Time: 1:52.740, SF: 249.

Lovers' Duel and Devil's Walk are both by WCh. Nightfight. He did not win the Dubai World Cup, but he showed twice (in 2009 and 2010).

Anything Goes / Re: The Grand National 2018 (Apr. 14)
« on: February 23, 2018, 02:57:59 pm »
Yay, this one got you guys interested!

I looked up who won previous FF Grand Nationals, after the 2018 which I already mentioned:

2019 - NCh. Gaudy Night - 7yo now and a multi-millionaire, but still not stud qualified, poor thing. 2019 Steeplechase Horse Eclipse Award. He also showed in the 2020 running. Track: Good, Time: 4:57.095, SF: 100.

2020 - Ch. First Film - now a retired gelding. 2020 Steeplechase Horse Eclipse Award. Track: Good, Time: 4:39.145, SF: 100. He only ran in three races that year.

2021 - Ch. Foolabuck - 6yo now and still an active racehorse, although unraced this year. Also ran only three races in his Grand National year. Track: Wet, Time: 4:18.655, SF: 100. Interesting, that this was a faster time than previous two, despite wet track.

Anything Goes / Re: The Grand National 2018 (Apr. 14)
« on: February 23, 2018, 08:29:33 am »
Wow, so interesting! There are many similarities between this race and Velká pardubická (of which I will write later). 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.
One difference is that I can't seem to find a full replay of Grand National anywhere... but I had no problem finding the Czech race; for example, the 2017 running, but also earlier years (only with Czech commentary though). I wonder if this is because of accidents... but same things happen in the Czech race. Taxis is the fourth obstacle and almost always some riders fall, resulting in loose horses running along causing trouble, and other incidents. Nothing serious last year though, luckily.

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:


The Grand National (Gr. 1)


24 furlongs




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.

Anything Goes / Re: Dubai World Cup 2018 (Mar. 31)
« on: February 22, 2018, 07:05:17 am »
Blood Horse: Forever Unbridled Aims For History in Dubai World Cup

"No filly or mare has ever won the $10 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), but trainer Dallas Stewart knows a few things about good fillies and mares capable of beating the best males at the top level."

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

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

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)

General/Questions / Re: Stallion Spotlight February II: Eighteen Karat
« on: February 19, 2018, 03:13:58 pm »
I bred one foal by Eighteen Karat, it was Arella out of Golden Moon. I retired Arella as a 4yo, but her dam is still active broodmare; although under Final Furlong ownership now, not in foal and without any other foals. Arella's granddam Gilded Sky is the dam of our stallion NCh. Al Mundhir.

How'd You Do? / Re: 2/17
« on: February 18, 2018, 07:38:44 am »
This did not want to disappear :P

Comme des Garçons (3yo, I'm No Fool) in a NW1 Allowance

Also Rans:
Tipping the Velvet (4yo, Deep Impact) 6th in an Allowance
Ch. Filipendulous (3yo, My Lucky Day) 6th in the Boo La Boo Stakes (Ungr.)

How'd You Do? / Re: 2/14
« on: February 15, 2018, 06:01:45 am »
Fool For Flowers (3yo, I'm No Fool) in the Deputy Minister Handicap (Gr. 3)

Fuzzy Impact (3yo, Magic Glory) in a maiden

Also Rans:
Twelve Monkeys (5yo, Sixth Day) 7th in an Allowance
House of Cards (3yo, Robin Hood) 9th in the Dearly Precious Stakes (Ungr.)
Like Whatever (3yo, Belanso) 7th in the Hollie Hughes Stakes (Ungr.)

Questions / Re: Training Schedule
« on: February 11, 2018, 05:06:44 am »
I keep adding and deleting schedules because some of my horses have a schedule when they are entered in a race, and I train them along with everyone else, until 1-2 days before the race when I don't want them to train anymore; so I have to delete their schedules if I want to manually run everyone else. Then I add their schedules back when they've recovered to A energy.

How'd You Do? / Re: 2/10
« on: February 10, 2018, 04:47:53 pm »
Congratulations, Willa!

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

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

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

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

Foaling Barn / Re: Clicker Lab 2022 Foals
« on: February 08, 2018, 07:20:58 am »
Another filly inbred to Octagonal.

NCh. Quintet x Ch. A Sweet Melody - Octagonal
9.1h black filly

I thought there is a musical theme in her parents names, so she is a clarinet. She is her dam's first foal, and Sweet Melody will be bred to NCh. Von Lichtenstein.

4 Colts | 9 Fillies | 1 Stillborn

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