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How'd You Do?
« on: March 05, 2007, 07:29:44 pm »
I realize that there's still 44 horses left to auction off but I'm jumping out of my skin to post this. are Shadow Creek's 2yo additions.

Burning Diamond is a gorgeous 16hh black colt. His sire is Ch. Turn n'Burn and his dam is Diamond Corridor. Hopefully this big boy will follow in his daddy's footsteps. He cost me $10,000 which, for me, is a huge chunk of cash. I hope he's worth it.

Scarlet Notes, another colt, is a stunning 16.1hh chestnut. Sired by new stud Red Sunset and out of Sweet Notes, I'm really excited to see how the new Red Sunset lines will affect this young'un. Scarlet Notes cost me $1,000.
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Re: How'd You Do?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2007, 07:39:46 pm »
Not to nitpick, but Red Sunset has 9 crops of foals, so he's hardly "new". ;)


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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2007, 07:44:35 pm »
I couldn't afford to dump another $100,000 into a colt with good lines (that yearling better run well for me! :P), so I went for horses with names I liked rather than horses with game bloodlines. :)

Robin's Halo is a dainty 14.2hh light chestnut filly by Halos and Horns, out of Robin Red Breast. I paid $2,000 for her. I have a betta named Robin...

Youcallinmealiar is a handsome 15.2hh dark grey colt by Mr. Broad Blade out of Vezina. I paid $1,000 for him. The last time I bought a $1,000 colt at auction he went on to win me $800,000 (and is still running strong!) so fingers crossed that it's a trend... His name reminded me of the Paul Simon song "You Can Call Me Al" so I bid on him. :)


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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2007, 08:12:51 pm »
Picked up 2 fillies based on names. ;).  Randomly genned broodmare should be useful later on if they decide to run...

Gingham - a 15.3h dark gray filly.  The gray was just a bonus. :)

Gypsy Feet - 15.0h light chestnut filly.  She probably will be sent to the farm to mature for a month or so before we put her into training. 

I love chances to get fillies for cheap.  I wasn't going to buy and then I saw the prices and well, new ponies!


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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2007, 09:12:18 pm »
I seemed to like randomly generated bloodlines for some reason...I've gotten two 2yos so far.

Gone Punk is a gorgeous 14.3h red chestnut filly by Muqtarib out of Punk Alley. Her name made me laugh, and I picked her up for $2,000.

Gossipede is a beautiful little 15.0h flea-bitten grey colt by High Yield out of Quiet Rumour. He has almost the exact same color and markings as my old horse Tony, so I felt the need to get him. Got him for $1,000.

Cryptotrick has recently joined our barn as well. She's a flawless 15.0h liver chestnut filly by Mazel Trick out of Miff Crypto. Also has generated bloodlines but the Blue Team last year had two racers by Mazel Trick, and they were pretty consistent, so we'll see how she turns out.
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2007, 09:49:15 pm »
New to the game, I was all set to force myself to not be picky and get the 3 cheapest horses I could...  Boy, was I surprised to end up with 2 fillies  :o and the colt I had my heart set on, each for $1,000...

Kiasport - Red chestnut filly.  Love her name, although it makes me think of the car brand...  Should she run well & wind up as a broodmare, oh, what fun I shall have naming her offspring using tidbits of her name...

Santiago Roja - Red chestnut filly.  Went based on her name (it sounds so exotic) & that she was a filly with no bids yet, not quite caring what color/etc.  I was surprised to see I'd wound up with another red chestnut, so we have "twin" 2YO fillies now.   :P

Swingshift - Strawberry roan colt.  I think his name has the most wonderful ring to it (rolls right off the tongue).  Getting a roan boy was just a bonus!

They're my first purchases in the game.  I can't wait to see how they fare.   :)  It was so hard to choose which horses to bid on, as there were so many quality horses there!  I'm just sure there are a couple I'll be kicking myself later for passing up on...but I'm hoping these 3 combined will earn more than enough to make up for it!
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2007, 12:00:27 am »
I've gotten two with a bid on one more. So I'm pleased =)

Phoenix Park - 15.1 Red Chestnut (w/a Bald Face :o) filly - As far as I know they are created lines so it should be fun to see what this little girl can to. At the very least she should be a nice little broodmare when she grows up.

Spicy Rizzi - 16.3 Gray Colt - Another one with created lines so unsure of what he'll do but I couldn't resist a name like his. He's a big colt so that may be a good asset in his favor and maybe not. He also happens to be the biggest in the barn, the staff will love this one.  ::)

Both I picked up for $1,000 each. (I spent more sending them cross country lol)

I've also got a bid on a 14.3 Gray (another bald face :o) gelding Hightimeforakiss.

The one I really wanted was well liked by not only me and with my financial status I made the smart choice of not getting in over my head.

But all in all this should be an exciting two year old season  :D


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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2007, 01:54:42 am »
We went to this auction for 2 horses, and what a battle they were...

First is Northwest Colors and although she is created (I actually submitted her through the pedigree page :) ), She is out of one of only 3 fillies to ever win the Kentucky Derby... Winning Colors... and even though that doesn't count... LOL... I love that mare. She a petit bay with minimal white... and I had to pay $49,500 for her (who would have thought)

Second is Arwen's Fate She's a 15.0h dark bay with minimal white, Sired by the retired stallion Dr. Love (B) although he really wasn't the best race sire, he is a good broodmare sire. Siring the Platinum ranked A Reason To Love. She's out of the Gold ranked mare Blues Girl Making her 1/2 to MSW GCh. Jazz Singer. So if she really doesn't do well on the track, I bought her for broodmare potential, and the winning bid was $36,000

As a bonus we actually managed to pick up a third filly... Mom's Gift 15.1h red chestnut again with minimal white... and with created lines (another of my submissions)... She's just a cute filly... and at the bargin price of $1500

We are looking forward to the coming 2 y/o season... we will have 7 2 y/o's starting this spring...

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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2007, 02:34:42 am »
Got 3 with unknown bloodlines...

Excess Heat - A dark bay colt born on April 20th. He stands at 16.1hh so he should be pretty mature by now.

Timely Fable - A brown filly born on March 11th. She also stands at 16.1hh and should be close to mature.

Soviet Nights - A light grey filly born on April 20th. She stands at a lanky 17.2hh. I believe she has matured.  ;)

Glad to get to fillies, if they aren't worth anything as racers you can always make babies! ;D


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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2007, 04:08:09 am »
I picked up three...

Sweetsouthernbank is a filly by Sweethsouthernsaint out of Top Bank.  I like the real Sweetsouthernsaint and I liked the name so I went for her. She's currently 15.2h, light chestnut.  Hopefully she'll be a good runner and a good mommy someday.

Street Doctor - I picked up for his name... I'm currently working on my VMD and we were in the middle of midterms so I picked him, and he just happen to have game bloodlines, which I didn't realize until I had bid, pleasant surprise.  He is by Easy Street (B) out of Miracle Maker (S) and a half brother to SP Corporate Miracle and SW Miraculous Site.  Hopefully he'll run like his siblings.  He's also at 15.2h at the moment and is a chestnut.

Silver Tiara also came home with me.  She is by Silver Hawk out of Senora Tiara.  She stands at a pony sized 13.3h at the moment, so we'll let her mature some.  She is pretty little grey who I also picked out for her name, very pretty. 

I spent a grand total of $5,000 and I'm quite pleased with that.  I picked horses based on names at last year's 2 y/o auction and ended up with SW/SP Ch Rhythmical for $500 so hopefully this year's auction purchases work out as well.

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Re: How'd You Do?
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2007, 01:42:52 pm »
We picked up three boys. 

Another Confession is a good-sized light bay colt out of generated lines.  Like most people, I just liked the name. 

Drowning is a chestnut colt out of generated lines.  YAY mystery!

But the true prize was BlessinginDisguise.  This unmarked bay colt is the last foal of mare Dark Victory by I'm A Classic.  We've wanted this colt for a long time, since we're absolutely in love with Dark Victory's first colt, Dark Continent, who's stud qualified.  Granted, this boy cost us 100 times as much as Dark Continent, but I think he's going to be worth it. 

So, pleased as punch.  Absolutely tickled pink.


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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2007, 02:04:46 pm »
I went a different route choosing which horse to bid on. I choose sires I have used in other games. I know it does not translate here but what the heck :P However Cat threw me off I would have put money on her buying  My Cats Meow ;) ;D

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Markings:   Bald face, RF Stocking, RH Coronet
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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2007, 02:21:08 pm »
I didn't get my initial horses that I wanted as I wasn't going to pay more than $1000 for any one horse, but I got three horses that I am hoping will pay off.

The first is Kickstand Kelli, a 14.2h Strawberry Roan colt out of Kelli Kip and No Prospect. 

The second horse is a horse named Mr. Right.  He's a gray standing at 17.0h.  He comes from Satin Romance and Cygnet, a couple of unraced horses, so he is going to probably truly be a wild card.

The final horse I picked up was Pontif.  He's a 15.1h Blood bay colored horse.  He is out of Pious and Air Forbes One.  I picked up this one mainly just because I love the name.

So yeah, I had a good day at the auctions, and I'm happy with what I got.

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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2007, 05:38:52 pm »
I wasn't going to bid. Honestly, I didn't want to bid, but it is like some sort of addiction. ;) lol

So, I bid, and I got to wonderful fillies.

First, Leaping Lena - Yep, i put her pedigree in the DB and I named her. I named her after myself( My Gramma's Nickname for me), So i could not very well let someone else own her. Of course, naming a horse after yourself pretty much assures they won't know how to find the finish line, right Jade?

Second,  Bedouin Girl I picked her for her name. I'm quite enamored with all things Arabic/Desert Tribe/Bedouin/Gypsy/Indian(eastern).

So, that's it. I'm only getting 2. If nothing else they'll be nice in the breeding shed when they're done racing.

$23,500 for each.

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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2007, 07:18:17 pm »
Well so far I've picked up two fillies with a third on the way (hopefully).

I got Michelles Flyer by Michaels Flyer out of Pro Hitter.  This grey filly is 15.3 h who was born in July.  She'll be given more time to mature but come July or August she'll be hitting the track.

Next was Xena Princess by Mongol Warrior out of Find My Assets.  This filly I bought because of the fact that I am a huge Xena fan.  This light grey filly is 14.0 h and was born in January.  Hopefully she can live up to her name and kick some but on the track.


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« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2007, 07:39:27 pm »
I got three, greedy greedy me. I just couldn't help it, I get auction madness every time.  ::)

Don't Be Alarmed ($1000) is a handsome, striking blood-bay colt who stands at a strapping 17hh. He has an April birthday so he may actually grow more, which is sort of scary. ;)

Dr. Carson ($1000) is just a little guy at 14 hands. He's a light bay with a thin strip of white on his face and some on his feet.

West Tower ($5500) is a pretty gray gelding with a little white on his face. He stands at 15 hands and may grow more, as he has a July birthday. As with the others, I pretty much bought him because I liked his name and thought he was pretty. :) All of these guys are from created pedigrees.

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« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2007, 11:08:54 pm »
I went into this auction looking for fillies, and I came out with two, and hopefully a third later on. However, I won't be disappointed with just these two lovelies.

First of all, I love the name Baltic Bird. It reminds me of Monopoly (love, love, love Monopoly). She needs time to mature, as she currently stands at 14hh. I've definitely had luck with grey horses, and this filly is just beautiful! She's by generated lines, so like everyone else has been saying, if she bombs, she'll make a nice broodmare.

Another generated filly, Queen Robyn was picked up because of her name as well. Another grey by generated lines, we're hoping she'll be able to do something on the track. But just like with Baltic, if she bombs, she can be a broodmare in two years.

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Re: How'd You Do?
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2007, 08:31:58 am »
I secured 3 lots -

DR EVIL (Resident Evil x Grande Finale) a 16.3 hand colt, the 5th foal from the mare Grand Finale who has had 4 to the races for 100% winners to runners with 2 being stakes winners  ;D

My other two are are both geldings and random bred Exchange of Faith and In The Zone picked purely on names ......... We've all got to have some faith in something at one stage or another while if your in the Zone you have to be hard to beat lol  good enough reasons for me :D

It was a hard choice with some nicely bred stock in there, I kept I tight rein on the purse strings though  8)
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Re: How'd You Do?
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2007, 05:56:40 pm »
I had a very good auction. As most of the entries were game generated i went for the name in one case:
Opal Rock a tiny (14hh) mahogany bay filly with a little white. although born in January she still seems a little backward and is not likely to race too early
My second choice  was Bubbleglass because I did her pedigree so she seemed like she was already "mine" shes a well grown (15.1hh) liver chestnut and looks well developed for her age as she is a late June baby
finally I got Stone Idol another of my own pedigrees. He is a big gelding already 16.hh, and an April foal. mahogany bay with a white face he should be easy to pick out in a crowd!

I'm looking forward to seeing them all run and hope there is going to be a decent runner among them.

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Re: How'd You Do?
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2007, 07:07:19 pm »
This was the first auction I actively participated in, and though I only got two of the three horses I originally wanted, I think it went well.

First, I bought Pelter, a generated 14.0h May colt.  He's "lined" back to Storm Cat, so I'm hoping he'll do well for the farm.  Regardless, he was a steal at $2,000.

Second, there was a somewhat lengthy bidding battle over Southern Brother, a 17.1h bay colt born January 2009.  He's by the silver-ranked stud NCh. Diplomat, who's produced a few decent stakes finishers.  On his dam's side, he's Seattle Slew-lined.  He looks to have real promise.  I can't wait to race him.   

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« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2007, 10:38:25 am »
Well I didn't get a chance to look at the horses ahead of time and I came into the bidding a bit late, but I was still happy with what I was able to pick up ...

Playing It Cool
A pretty 16 hh created grey filly by Kept His Cool and out of Glacey Intent. Picked her up cause I loved her name. Cost me $10,500 which was more then I wanted to spend but still pretty cheap in the scheme of things.

Promised Union
A beautiful 16 hh mahogany bay filly by Dixie Union and out of Promised Trial. Dixie Union has thrown some nice babies in real life and hopefully this girl will be a winner to. Was a little cheaper at $5,500.

Concord Pride
This little guy joins Fleet Feet Thoroughbreds as only the second colt in the barn so he'll have lots of ladies to keep him company. He's a cute chestnut by Concorde's Tune and out of Proud Isobella. Also paid $5,500 for him. Hopefully he likes to run.

It's really hard to predict anything with created babies, but hopefully one of them will turn out decent!
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Re: How'd You Do?
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2007, 08:25:25 pm »
Heehee. They all look lovely. Good luck on all of them!

I bid on two for cheap ('cause I was broke at the time) but got outbidded so came home empty-handed. That's alright. I still have a 2yo to run this year!  ;D
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« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2007, 03:48:06 am »
I picked up 3.. and I fought hard for two of them...

Speechless she's a granddaughter of the reine-de-course mare Lymerick. She's by Townsend Prince out of Toungetied, who has a winner and a stakes placed colt out of two to race. She's definantly a keeper, though I'm not sure what I'm looking more forward to.. racing or breeding her.

Indigo Dreams was my bargain purchase. I paid 10,500 for this guy, and he's a half to M Stakes winning mare Cigar's Promise, so hopefully he'll live up to his pedigree.

Harvest Festival was a generated filly I picked up for 1,000. We'll see how she does, I love Souvenir copy IRL.

And for those of you that didn't know, the RL Northwest Colors is actually a 1999 grey stud by Broad Brush named Dr. Litin. He stands in Oregon and you can breed to this guy for $500 since his first foals won't start running this fall. 


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« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2007, 07:47:07 pm »
I suppose it's about time I post here, I've been putting it off for a while...

Indy's Class- A pretty strawberry roan by gold ranked stallion A.P. Indy and out of bronze mare Classy Coed.  I am a big A.P. Indy fan, so I splurged on this guy, spending $72,500.  I hope he proves to be a good runner.

Pinoit- Something drew me to this filly- I can't say what exactly, but when I saw her, I had to have her.  I ended up with her for just $2,000.  Has Storm Cat in her created blood, that can't be a bad sign.

Grand Thunder- This is a nice little gray created filly.  I was drawn to her sire's name, Thunderello, ended up paying $11,000 for her.  I hope she makes something on the track, and if she doesn't, she can at least have babies.


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« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2007, 08:18:02 pm »
Actually Northwest Colors. is the RL 1998 daughter of Winning Colors by Broad Brush... She has had 5 starts & 1 win... and has a 2003 filly sired by Fusaichi Pegasus...

Dr. Litin is the 1999 full brother to Northwest Colors he sold at the Keenland July yearling auction for $2,500,000 ran 3 times & never placed on the board. He now stands in Oregon... he has 6 known foals, all from his 2005 crop...


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« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2007, 05:58:32 pm »
Late.. as always ;D  and i bought based on name..Just like Last year ^^;

Tortuga Band 15.0 hands, and Grey.

Sippin' Bourbon 14.2 hands, and Flea-Bitten Grey.

Space Pistol 15.2 hands, andFlea-Bitten Grey.

They all look promising, and hopefully one of them will be a good one -points at Tortuga- it better be you. You cost me the most..... :-\ anyway... yeah. such fun names they have.

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« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2007, 03:53:30 am »
Well i had great luck in the past picking up a filly named Sugar Road for under $5k i think it was and she ended up a champion. This time i went mostly on name but i also looked into pedigree, I had a little bit of a war on one but i ended up with all three in the end, but boy was it hard to choose just 3, lol.And with all the ones that ive had born and bought i have a lucky 13 , 2yos to start this spring.

first off i got this cute black filly, which is my fave color, random parents, but i just loved her name.She cost me a respectful $5,500     .

------by----Lacey Evitan  ----------Bold Badgett
------------------------------------Lacey Native
Flying Feline     
out of-------Flying Kisu -----------Sir Cat
---------------------------------Flying Royalty
-shes  is an April 5,baby so might mature later, shes Black with the only white being a Bald face and looks to be a dainty Height of 15.0h

This guy i had to get , his name, his Pedigree, and his color all played a part in this purchase.I  had to have this horse!! I spent $45,500 on him and hopefully he will earn it back in spades.

-----------------Affirmed (S)  ------Exclusive Native
------------------------------------Won't Tell You
Positively Stormy
---------------Barulla (B) ----------High Demand (B)
-----------------------------------Stormy Desire (B)

Another Gorgeous black,born February 18, so should be ready to race soon, only white is a LH Ermine, and at this time hes at 15.3h

and third a cute bay filly with the same lines as my filly Sugar Road,(Strawberry Road) heres hoping shes just as good.She was the bargain at $2,000(again) heres hoping she follows in Sugars hoofprints!!!

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Sundae Surprise
---------------Otoka  -----------Strawberry Road
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« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2007, 07:40:21 am »
Hey Dawn, I'll be going up to see Dr. Litin either this week or next week. He's standing at the breeding farm that I'm sending my mare to. She'll be visiting a different stud though. Hopefully I can post some pictures of Litin, if I get the chance to take some. He's a huge dapple grey, absolutely georgeous with a sweet temperment.  If anyone's curious here's his stud page:

Its outdated, but he's been bred to some nice mares, and I'm praying they'll run this summer and fall so I'll be justified breeding to him next year.