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December Stallion Spotlight II: Strike It Rich
« on: December 14, 2017, 09:32:44 pm »
« Last Edit: December 27, 2017, 11:33:47 am by Shanthi »
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Re: December Stallion Spotlight II: Strike It Rich
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 08:36:19 am »
I do like this stallion! I have one of his daughters, 3yo jet black filly Glamorous Fog. She was bred by Vaucluse Farms, but I claimed her from Final Furlong in January this year. Her dam, Ch. Tuscaloosa was a multiple stakes winner on turf; our filly is not that successful, but she was mostly in the money this year and we're hoping that she'll earn at least a Champion title next. She also made two starts on dirt and was 2nd each time. She was once 3rd in ungraded stakes. And she runs tomorrow against six other fillies, in a NW3 allowance on turf, just two weeks after her previous race, in which she finished 3rd.

I'm also planning to breed Ch. Opulent to Strike It Rich. Interestingly, Opulent has only one stallion in her incomplete pedigree (her sire Ch. Irish River). Of three mares, two are reines-de-course (both her granddams). And she is a twin sister of NCh. Irish Gold, a multi-millionaire stallion. Strike It Rich will add another reine to the mix, and three male ancestors for some gender balance. ;)

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Re: December Stallion Spotlight II: Strike It Rich
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 12:49:34 pm »
Thanks for the awesome writeup! Apologies to everyone; we WILL be focusing on member-owned stallions for the next year probably. We chose two at random then realized both were FF owned after these had been compiled.

I can't boast about any foals myself, as I only own a 4yo mare and a weanling at this time. The 4yo is extremely lightly raced, but was 2 for 2 at two and hit the board 2/3 times at three. I plan on sending Chartres Blue to him next year. Partly because she's already at FF and partly because he's a nice, solid sire. Both did well going long distance, so I'm hoping for a classic/endurance runner. And maybe, just maybe, I'll get my favorite strawberry roan color from the mating, haha.
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Re: December Stallion Spotlight II: Strike It Rich
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2017, 11:35:19 pm »
I have Amazing Beam, that I bought from the 2yo auction. She's at least managed a win this year, but I'm hoping she'll be much better at 3 & 4. Her dam was a stakes winner. I also own a weanling colt by him as well.

I do have MSW Ch. She Will Fly in foal to him. She's silver ranked so I'm hoping it will be a good match.

After doing this write up, I'll try matching another mare based on the lines he crosses well with.
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Re: December Stallion Spotlight II: Strike It Rich
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2017, 02:10:37 pm »
I've just noticed that I don't own any Strike It Rich offspring. Apparently I need to fix this!
Thanks for shedding light on another great stallion!
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