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Offline Hilda with ClickerTopic starter

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Breeder's Cup Festival (Nov. 2-3)
« on: September 20, 2018, 10:11:43 am »
I decided to start one topic for all these races, and write in more detail about the Classic. The event was created as a year-end championship for North American Thoroughbred racing, and also attracts top horses from other parts of the world. In real life it's just a few days later than in Final Furlong.


FF Breeder's Cup Festival

Date
2022-10-31

Location
Belmont


Links:

2022 Breeders' Cup Qualifiers - Final Furlong

Breeders' Cup - official website

Past Breeders' Cup Classic winners in real life:

  • 2015 - American Pharoah - in Final Furlong as a real life "famous stallion"
  • 2016 - Arrogate
  • 2017 - Gun Runner

Past  Breeders' Cup Classic winners in Final Furlong:

  • 2019 - NCh. Franco Classico, Track: Good    Time: 2:02.865    SF: 225. Won two Eclipse Awards that year: 3 Year Old Colt and Classic Horse. Looks like he is stud qualified.
  • 2020 - NCh. Best Wishes,Track: Good    Time: 1:46.050    SF: 273. Won three 2020 Eclipse Awards: Classic Horse, Horse of the Year, Older Mare. Still a racehorse, but unraced this year. My stallion NCh. Space Chips finished 4th in that race.
  • 2021 - Ch. Dark Debate, Track: Good    Time: 1:52.875    SF: 241.

Breeder's Cup 2022 (FF) / 2018 (RL) winners:


  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile    
  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies
  • Breeders' Cup Sprint    
  • Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint
  • Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint    
  • Breeders' Cup Mile
  • Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile    
  • Breeders' Cup Classic
  • Breeders' Cup Turf    
  • Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf
  • Breeders' Cup Distaff    
  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf
  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Fillies    
  • Juvenile Turf Sprint (RL)
  • Breeders' Cup SC Sprint (FF)
  • Breeders' Cup SC Classic (FF)
  • Breeders' Cup SC Endurance (FF)
  • Breeders' Cup SC Distaff (FF)
  • Breeders' Cup SC Distaff Endurance (FF)

Any plans? I may enter some horses in the Distaff, Juvenile Turf, Sprint and Juvenile Fillies. In real life, one of my favourites is Yoshida, because his dam's name is Hilda's Passion :P and also I love Japan ;) Another is Hofburg, because I've been to the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, where the Spanish Riding School is, and I've seen their morning exercise which was beautiful. Both are Classic contenders.
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Re: Breeder's Cup Festival (Nov. 2-3)
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2018, 01:08:17 pm »
I currently have plans for 2 of mine: Ch. Towering Clover for the Dirt Mile, and Ch. Fractal for the Distaff. Towering Clover won the Mother Goose Stakes this year and placed in the Saratoga Breeders' Cup. Fractal has won, placed, and showed in 3 GR1 races so far this year (1st in the Acorn Stakes, 2nd in the Go For Wand Stakes, and 3rd in the Travers Stakes).

Provided they both stay on the qualifier list, this will be my first time competing in any of the Breeders' Cup races, so I'm pretty excited. XD

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Re: Breeder's Cup Festival (Nov. 2-3)
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2018, 01:56:33 pm »
I usually have a mass lineup for the Juvenile races, but not this year. Tentatively I have about 10 aimed for the BC with most in SC races. Definitely planning for Beratis to run in the BC SC Endurance, Flaming Key in the BC Distaff, Chortle in the BC Mile, Marchioness in the BC Filly/Mare Turf, and Foolish Whispers in the BC Juvenile Turf Fillies. Others had a not-so-great last outing so I'm on the fence and just watching the Qualifier list for now.
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Re: Breeder's Cup Festival (Nov. 2-3)
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2018, 03:12:56 pm »
I actually have one for the BC this year! So exciting! Gifted Detail he's won the Del Mar Futurity and the Blue Diamond Stakes both G1 and he placed in the Futurity Stakes yesterday. I was hoping for a better outing for his last run before the BC Juvenile but it's better than nothing.
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Re: Breeder's Cup Festival (Nov. 2-3)
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2018, 05:22:48 pm »
Question (I should know this); how exactly are the qualifiers determined? I'm asking because I have a filly, Lioness https://www.finalfurlong.org/viewhorse.php?horse=32226 , who I would like to run in the Filly & Mare Turf. She is nominated with 2 stakes wins and a stakes place in the 7-10f turf range. She isn't qualified yet there are horses who have never won or placed in a stakes qualified. Thoughts?
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Re: Breeder's Cup Festival (Nov. 2-3)
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2018, 06:41:11 pm »
My filly for the Distaff, Ch. Satin on Steel isn't on the list either, although she should be 20th I think. Not that I'm expecting to win any of these, anyway :P but the records of horses that are 1st on the lists seem off too.

I just noticed that there are no SC Breeder's Cup races in real life, but there is a Juvenile Turf Sprint which isn't in the game.

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Re: Breeder's Cup Festival (Nov. 2-3)
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2018, 06:43:42 pm »
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.

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Re: Breeder's Cup Festival (Nov. 2-3)
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2018, 09:36:18 pm »
I just noticed that there are no SC Breeder's Cup races in real life, but there is a Juvenile Turf Sprint which isn't in the game.

There actually is a Breeders' Cup Steeplechase (called the G1 Breeders' Cup Grand National), but it's always at Far Hills in New Jersey and I THINK it goes off a few weeks before the actual BC. So it's sort of an unofficial BC race. I'm fine with not having all the RL BC races (I feel there's too many nowadays. Make it harder again! And not a marathon to watch 2 days of races). That being said, I do miss the RL BC Marathon and would totally welcome it in FF, haha.
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Re: Breeder's Cup Festival (Nov. 2-3)
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2018, 08:06:32 pm »
YOSHIDA (JPN, by Heart's Cry - Hilda's Passion)- a photo by Barbara Livingston. I need to name a filly Hilda's Passion :P

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Re: Breeder's Cup Festival (Nov. 2-3)
« Reply #9 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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