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How'd You Do? / Re: 12/05
« on: December 05, 2018, 05:40:20 pm »
Loving these results!

14(3)-4(1)-4(2)-3-0 $188,550

Flames Of Love (4yo, Gunningdownromance) in an Allowance
Ch. I Like To Move It (4yo, Ace of Hearts) in a NW3 Allowance
Break Silence (4yo, What's Your Point) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Lucky View (4yo, Lucky Streak) in the Rome Cup (Gr. 3)

Celtic Robyn (2yo, Celtic Star) in a maiden
Magician's Rose (3yo, Magic Glory) in a NW1 Allowance
Ch. It's a Date (4yo, High Chances) in the Queen's Country Stakes (Gr. 3)
Complete Pleasure (4yo, Unabridged) in the Rome Cup (Gr. 3)

Point Zero (4yo, What's Your Point) in a NW3 Allowance
Klaus Mitffoch (2yo, Black Cherry) in an Allowance
Highland Dance (4yo, Demand the Best) in an Allowance

Wrathful Name (3yo, I'm Your Angel) in a NW1 Allowance

Also Rans:
I'm A Miracle (3yo, Frankel) 6th in a NW3 Allowance
Famous Sunshine (2yo, Harvard Bound) 9th in a NW2 Allowance

How'd You Do? / Re: 12/01
« on: December 01, 2018, 02:44:33 pm »
Roughly half and half, per usual.

14(3)-3(1)-2-2(1)-1 $273,650

Ch. Pepper Road (4yo, Nightfight) in an Allowance
One So Bold (3yo, Golden Text) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Royal Sacred One (4yo, Tottenham Hotspur) in the Valid Wager Breeders' Stakes (Gr. 3)

Final Scene (3yo, Clockstopper) in an Allowance
Arrogant Success (2yo, Lucky Streak) in a maiden

Flashy Wish (3yo, Sleipnir) in a NW1 Allowance - For Sale
Ch. Alpha Quadrant (4yo, I'm Your Angel) in the QTC Cup (Gr. 2)

Draumr Kopa (4yo, Changeling) in an Allowance

Also Rans:
Halbarad (2yo, Lord Nelson) 10th in a NW3 Allowance
Daring Prince (4yo, Prince Of Wonder) 6th in an Allowance
Kissing Book (5yo, As You Wish) 9th in an Allowance
Triptych (2yo, Highland Burning) 10th in a maiden
Underwood (3yo, First Born Son) 8th in a claiming race
Ch. Furious Five (4yo, Black Warrior) 6th in the QTC Cup (Gr. 2)

General/Questions / Re: 2yo's for 2023
« on: December 01, 2018, 03:45:09 am »
I didn't make any guesses last year, but of this year's 2 year olds, by far the best has been Ch. Wry Hope (NCh. Formal Occasion x Indy Angela - A.P. Indy). I bought him for $5k in the Grey Stable auction in May, and he went on to win both the G1 Hopeful Stakes and the G1 Futurity Stakes, and he even pulled a 3rd in the G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

Other highlights included homebreds Crisanta (NCh. Golden Text x Costa Marta - Rock of Gibraltar) with a 2nd in the G2 Reisling Slipper Trial and Glass Belle (ICh. Belanso x All Those Glasses) with 2 stakes 3rds in the G1 Spinaway Stakes and the Ungraded Bertram F. Bongard Stakes.

For next year, I have a couple favorites I'm keeping an eye on.

Kiss The Fool is by far my biggest hopeful for next year. She's the first Foolhardy baby I've ever gotten my hands on out of gold ranked ICh. French Kiss. Her full brother, Ch. Postmaster, seems to have done fairly well his 2YO year, so hoping she follows in his footsteps.

Second pick is Star Sign, an Invasor son out of gold ranked Starzen mare Change Your Stars. He has 2 full siblings, winner Space Invador and Stakes Winning Ch. In The Stars, neither of whom were raced much, if at all, at 2, so it's a toss-up whether or not he does well at 2, but being from good stock, his potential is promising.

Also interested to see how Blind Destiny (NCh. Hidden Destiny x All Those Glasses) does. She's half to this years MSP Glass Belle, so if she follows in her sister's footsteps, she should be good to go.

And last but not least, I'm watching out for longshot Speechcraft. She's by gold ranked WCh. Express Yourself, who did quite well for himself at 2 years old. She also has a stakes winning half brother, Ch. He's Her Knight, who was 2 for 2 at 2 years old, but her mother, Ch. Fairly Persistent, seems to have been "fairly persistent" at throwing tail-watchers, so it's a 50/50 chance Speechcraft does what she was bred to do.

How'd You Do? / 11/28
« on: November 28, 2018, 01:04:19 pm »
Some good results, some disappointments. On the whole, I may consider just sending most everyone on a winter holiday and try picking back up in January.

12(7)-4(2)-0-3(2)-0 $635,100

Dangerotti (4yo, Black Warrior) in an Allowance
Lights Out (3yo, Black Light II) in a NW2 Allowance
Ch. Amati (4yo, Drum Major) in the Crimson Lad Breeders' Stakes (Gr. 3)
Zero Dark Thirty (4yo, Changeling) in the Doomben Cup (Gr. 1)

Sunset Boulevard (5yo, TakeMeToHollywood) in an Allowance
Ch. Fractal (3yo, Changeling) in the Cigar Mile (Gr. 1)
Quirky Scent (3yo, Prince Of Wonder) in the Doomben Cup (Gr. 1)

Dixie Rose (2yo, Dixie Time) in a maiden

Also Rans:
Gliese (2yo, Prince Of Wonder) 6th in a maiden
Ch. Towering Clover (3yo, Edinburgh) 7th in the Cigar Mile (Gr. 1)
Blue Angel Fighter (4yo, Blue Smoke) 10th in the Japan Cup (Gr. 1)
Bon Nuit (4yo, Candidate) 8th in the Japan Cup (Gr. 1)

How'd You Do? / Re: 11/24
« on: November 24, 2018, 02:33:05 pm »
Fairly average day. Nothing spectacular, but still maintaining that 50% on the board rate, so that's good.

12(2)-2-2(1)-3-1 $104,350

Second Snowbank (3yo, What's Your Point) in a NW3 Allowance - For Sale
Powerful Soul (3yo, Mantle of Power) in an Allowance

Mister Sir (2yo, Mr. Prospective) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. Busy Invention (3yo, Dark Continent) in the Doomben Classic (Gr. 3)

Arctic Expedition (4yo, Witness) in an Allowance
Hollywood Precious (3yo, Almost Precious) in a maiden
Early Morn (3yo, V is for Victory) in a NW3 Allowance

Chasing Gold (4yo, Witness) in an Allowance

Castlehill (2yo, Edinburgh) in a maiden
24 Carat (3yo, Golden Text) in a NW1 Allowance

Also Rans:
Princeton (3yo, Joyeux Oiseau) 7th in a NW3 Allowance
Dreaming Out Loud (4yo, Doodles) 8th in the Doomben Stakes (Gr. 1)

How'd You Do? / 11/21
« on: November 21, 2018, 12:00:11 pm »
Not exactly what I'd call an exceptional day, but actually a pretty decent showing for this crowd.

12(3)-2-1-2(1)-4(2) $114,200

Char Do Neigh (3yo, Bellagio) in a NW1 Allowance - Finally broke his maiden, after an eternity of tailwatching. - For Sale
Dear Thing (2yo, Last For More) in a NW1 Allowance - First run for our stable and she went zero to 50, it looks like. This is her first time on the board.

Age of Empires (3yo, Clockstopper) in a NW3 Allowance

Kyoko (3yo, Belanso) in a NW3 Allowance
Awesome Spirit (4yo, Ghostzapper) in the Goodwood Handicap (Gr. 1)

Unabridged Heroics (4yo, Unabridged) in a NW3 Allowance - For Sale
Lady Glory (3yo, Take Me Away) in a NW3 Allowance
Archimedes (4yo, Eighteen Karat) in the Fall Highweight Stakes (Gr. 3)
Enemies Beware (3yo, Long Live The King) in the Goodwood Handicap (Gr. 1)

Gutsy Honor (3yo, Spock) in a NW1 Allowance

Also Rans:
Known Caption (2yo, In The Navy) 6th in a NW2 Allowance
Minor Deer (4yo, Tottenham Hotspur) 6th in an Allowance - I'm starting to think she's about done running. May consider retiring her soon.

How'd You Do? / Re: 11/17
« on: November 17, 2018, 01:41:18 pm »
13(2)-3-4(1)-2(1)-2 $158,400

End of the Tunnel (4yo, I'm Your Angel) in a NW3 Allowance
Gibberish (3yo, First Born Son) in a NW3 Allowance
Rosearia (2yo, Unabridged) in an Allowance

Yummy Hillside (2yo, Formal Occasion) in a claiming race - Claimed from Final Furlong
Good Vibes (4yo, Mr. Prospective) in an Allowance
Catharsis (3yo, Player) in a NW3 Allowance
Undeniable Wish (4yo, As You Wish) in the A.D. Hollindale Stakes (Gr. 2)

Drum Circle (3yo, Drum Major) in a NW2 Allowance
Ch. Secretive Journey (4yo, Dark Continent) in the A.D. Hollindale Stakes (Gr. 2)

Crisanta (2yo, Golden Text) in a NW3 Allowance
Bad Blood (3yo, Highland Burning) in a NW2 Allowance

Also Rans:
Magical Boundary (2yo, Galaxy's Zodiac) 9th in a maiden
Palazzo Pubblico (3yo, Belanso) 6th in a NW1 Allowance

General/Questions / Re: New famous stallions in 2023?
« on: November 16, 2018, 04:34:25 pm »
Godolphin just announced the retirement of Talismanic, who I would LOVE to nominate as a new FF stud. No in-game relatives in his pedigree, and would add some lovely chrome to the FF gene pool I think.

I would definitely be up for seeing Talismanic in the game. His track record might not be quite as impressive as some of the others, but with no in-game relatives to get in the way, that's always a plus. And he's so pretty, too!

How'd You Do? / Re: 11/14
« on: November 14, 2018, 12:27:08 pm »
2 stakes entries, both wins! Other than some 2YOs who still can't find their feet, I'd say today was a really good day!

13(2)-4(2)-4-1-1 $187,250

Fine Trick (3yo, Harvard Bound) in a NW3 Allowance
Naive Pet (3yo, Gunningdownromance) in a NW2 Allowance
Ch. Luck of the Rose (4yo, High Chances) in the Turnback the Alarm Stakes (Gr. 3)
Ch. Boy King (4yo, Akhetnaten) in the Stuyvesant Stakes (Gr. 3)

Silly Victory (3yo, Lord Nelson) in an Allowance
Ornery Streak (3yo, Lucky Streak) in an Allowance
Fabulous Throne (3yo, Dixie Time) in a maiden
General Money (2yo, As You Wish) in a maiden

Cape Hatteras (2yo, Deep Impact) in a NW3 Allowance

Longshanks (3yo, Highland Magic) in a claiming race

Also Rans:
Shadow Gate (2yo, Created) 6th in a NW1 Allowance
Previous Frost (2yo, Invasor) 6th in a NW3 Allowance
Grateful Stage (2yo, First Born Son) 8th in a maiden

Famous Races/Horses / Re: Japan Cup (Nov. 25)
« on: November 12, 2018, 12:58:08 pm »
I've got 2 aimed at the Japan Cup this year. Both are probably long shots, but have shown potential for a good run.

First is Blue Angel Fighter, a 4YO son of Blue Smoke, who won the 8f G1 All Aged Stakes last month with an SF of 310. 12f will the the longest he's ever run, so we'll see if he can handle the distance.

Second is Bon Nuit, a 4YO son of Candidate out of a Lucky Cigar mare, who won the 7.5f ungraded Mohawk Stakes last month with an SF of 232.

Both are lightly raced but bred for a wide range of distances and showing promise, so I'll be interested to see how they run.

How'd You Do? / Re: 11/10
« on: November 10, 2018, 02:21:43 pm »
Much better results than I expected with this crew.

13(2)-2(1)-1(1)-5-1 $117,350

NoStringsAttached (3yo, One Lucky Soul) in a NW3 Allowance
Feelin' Witty (4yo, Witness) in the Honda Stakes (Gr. 3)

Stand Aside (3yo, Take Me Away) in the Honda Stakes (Gr. 3)

Lord Excalibur (2yo, Lord Nelson) in a NW3 Allowance
Whimsical War (2yo, City Upon a Hill) in a NW3 Allowance
Ch. He's Her Knight (5yo, Double Cross) in an Allowance
Make Your Own Luck (3yo, Lucky Streak) in a NW2 Allowance
Taser (3yo, Ghostzapper) in a NW1 Allowance

Ballot Paper (3yo, Candidate) in an Allowance

Also Rans:
Something Big (3yo, Formal Occasion) 9th in an Allowance
Glossy Top (2yo, Spock) 12th in a maiden
Sea Journey (2yo, Sea the Stars) 7th in a NW2 Allowance
Viva New Vegas (5yo, Created) 8th in a NW1 Allowance

General/Questions / Re: 2023 Freshman Stallions
« on: November 08, 2018, 07:15:08 pm »
Of those 5 stallions, I only have 2 representing them.

The first is Klaus Mitffoch (Black Cherry x Love Signal - High on Love), who has 2 wins (both claiming) and a 5th in an NW3 out of 3 starts and is distantly inbred to Highland Rogue.

Second is Whimsical War (City Upon a Hill x Lady Liberty - Starz 'n' Stripes), who has only run twice, bombing her debut but pulling a 5th out of her second run.

How'd You Do? / Re: 11/7
« on: November 07, 2018, 12:02:27 pm »
Worst day we've had in a while.

12(3)-1-3-1-3 $60,850

Aria (4yo, TakeMeToHollywood) in a NW3 Allowance

Amusing Spell (2yo, Long Live The King) in a NW3 Allowance
Hollywood In Black (4yo, Nightfight) in a NW3 Allowance
Jam the Blasters (3yo, Galaxy's Zodiac) in a NW2 Allowance

In Flanders Field (3yo, Long Live The King) in a NW3 Allowance

Glass Belle (2yo, Belanso) in a NW3 Allowance
Free Haven (3yo, Silver Wizard) in a NW2 Allowance
Dovahzul (3yo, Belanso) in a NW1 Allowance

Gigantic Clover (3yo, Ring of Fire) in a NW2 Allowance
War Penny (4yo, Black Warrior) in the Sir Byrne Hart Stakes (Gr. 2)

Also Rans:
Savvy Voyage (2yo, Sleipnir) 6th in the Nasua Stakes (Gr. 3)
Change Up (4yo, Changeling) 6th in the Sir Byrne Hart Stakes (Gr. 2)

General/Questions / Re: Continuing Stallion Spotlights?
« on: November 06, 2018, 04:44:00 pm »
That sounds awesome! Really look forward to reading them!

General/Questions / Re: New famous stallions in 2023?
« on: November 05, 2018, 02:35:13 pm »
Yes! I'd love to see Gun Runner in the game. Justify, meh. We already have a TC winner in the game and I'd rather keep American Pharoah.

Oh for sure! If we're comparing American Pharoah and Justify, I'd choose American Pharoah every time. I just have an obsession with TC winners is all, which is why I'd like to see Justify in the game if it wasn't gonna cost us better stallions like American Pharoah.

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