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How'd You Do 2011?
« on: July 08, 2007, 05:40:18 pm »
Brazen Virtue- 6 y/o mare by Brazen Remark out of Word of Honor ( Good on my Word )

Director- 6 y/o gelding by Planet Hollywood out of Rise and Shine ( Shining Light ).

KC Kid- 6 y/o colt by NCH. KC Wonder Boy out of CH. Brightly Burning ( Burning Desire ).

I tried to go for older horses..that at least hit the board. I'm quite happy with my purchases.
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Re: How'd You Do 2011?
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2007, 06:11:33 pm »
Well, I was really only looking for 2 -3 horses, and I'm hopefully going to get that many. I went for the Steeplechasers, because well, my barn owns Steeplechase horses.

Admiral's Skies is a 2005 stallion with few winnings.  His lines are: War Admiral x Cloud Surfing. He may not be the best of the best, but I think he has potentional and I'm going to show him actively. I got him for the cheap price of $2,000.

EDIT:Well, I didn't come home with Danzig's Desert, but I did manage to sweep up another colt.

Redwood Dream is a 2005 stallion who I am proud to call my own. Redwood Prince x Dream On is his pedigree. He has already reached over $200,000 and I plan to continue his career in the Steeplechasing world. I got him for the low price of $4000.
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Re: How'd You Do 2011?
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2007, 11:10:16 pm »
This auction is all about expanding my breeding operation.  So far, I got one horse that I wanted!

Dark Foxx is a light bay broodmare by The Black.  I love this stallion, and I was pretty dissapointed that it's his last year as a stallion, so I grabbed this girl up.  She doesn't have a fantastic race record, but I think that she'll be a great addition to my tiny band of broodmares. 


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Re: How'd You Do 2011?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2007, 12:30:56 am »
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Re: How'd You Do 2011?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2007, 02:43:05 am »
I´m tickled pink with the purchase we´ve won. Because we were in the market for broodmares, rather than racers, I was expecting to pay more than I usually do per horse.

Thus far, I´ve walked away with Nugget, a 2004 model by retired stallion Strike the Gold, out of silver rated mare In Effect by Lethal Weapon.  I really wanted to add some Strike blood to my broodstock, and despite not being raced too much until she hit 5, she was on the board more than 50% and won almost 1/3rd of her starts.  Her irratic race record leads me to believe she was only really campaged privately for her 5yo year when she was probably over the hill.  She could have possibly been a SW in her own right, but that´s neither here or there. Any way, we´re absolutely enamored with her and let her visit with Cricket stud, High Chances, after she settled in.  We´re super excited for the baby, and at $45,500 we still think she was quite the steal.  =)


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Re: How'd You Do 2011?
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2007, 03:54:40 am »
I came out for broodmares this year (though I've got bids in on a nice-looking colt and a well-bred filly as well), and I'm quite thrilled with the girl I managed to win.

Captain's Girl didn't have too much going for her at first glance, but after a moment's consideration, I couldn't resist, mate. She's a 2005 bay mare by Captain Jack out of Cover Girl with a fair (though not spectacular) racing history and only one foal on the ground. I've had only one broodmare for the past two years, and have been itching to get another, so I was willing to put out more than I really wanted to spend on a single horse, winning her for a cool $50,000. She's got a date with the handsome Highland Pride for a much-anticipated 2012 baby. :)

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I also managed to win That's Spectacular, a 4-year-old grey mare by Spectacular Bid out of That's My Baby. looked at her to consider whether I should bid on her with plans to retire her to breeding, but found that she actually appears to be still going strong, having won her most recent start in June. So she'll stay on the track for awhile longer and possibly head to the breeding shed next summer. She cost me around $30k.
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Re: How'd You Do 2011?
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2007, 12:29:26 pm »
Well so far I've come away from this sale with some good stock.  First off the trailer were the three colts Justice Served (Lit de Justice x Falcon's Finest), Danzel (Danzig x Ch.Princess Holly), and Boldly Goes (NCh.Boldness Shows x Blowin' In The Wind).  The next horse off the trailer was Blowin' In The Wind (West Wind x Shooting Star).  We have one more bid that hasn't ended yet so we have our fingers crossed. 
Justice Served is a nice looking dapple grey yearling who currently stands 14.3 hh and was born Jan 8.  Except for a couple of markings he is a dead copy of his sire so we have high hopes for him.  Danzel is a well put together dark bay weanling who currently stands 11 hh and was born Mar 31. We were looking for another Danzig baby after having some success with our colt Da Vinci and we're hoping to have the same kind of luck with this little guy.  Boldly Goes is a flashy light chestnut weanling with a tiny bit of white who currently stands 12 hh and was born Jan 14.  We own his half brother, A Mighty Wind, and his dam, Blowin' In The Wind, so we're hoping that the whole little family turns out well for us.  Blowin' In The Wind is a 9 y/o chestnut broodmare who stands 17 hh and is the dam of two of our colts, A Mighty Wind and Boldly Goes.  She hasn't really had any outstanding offspring as of yet but we're hoping that will change soon.  She will be visiting Seabiscut for a 2012 foal.


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Re: How'd You Do 2011?
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2007, 03:06:44 pm »
I thought I did good. A little bit over my desired spending limit but that is just fine.

First up is Ring of Brodgar who was my personal favorite at the auction. She is a lovely grey filly who is by Highland Pride and out of Onyx who is by The Black and out of Highland Lover. She has beautiful bloodlines and I can't wait to see her race in 2012. I got her for the small,not really, sum of $50,500.

Next is Golden Surprise a beautiful 2005, 17 hand, chestnut mare, she now is a broodmare and will be going to see Prince of Wonder for a 2012 foal. Her race record wasn't bad getting3-2-5-5(2) and earning $148,625.The main reason I got her was that she was sired by The Black. She was only $10,500.

 My total cost was $61,000.
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Re: How'd You Do 2011?
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2007, 03:20:16 pm »
I walked off with 2 decent purchases for 1k each  :D (that was luckly-lol).

Man of  Few Words is a 6yr stallion by Man O'War and out of the mare Folk Art, that has just started his racing career this year. He is already a successful steeple chaser and in 5 starts he has 2 wins, 1 place & 2 thirds with earnings of $43,000.

Please Hold is a 5yr gelding by Sir Barton out of the mare Just A Moment. He is stakes placed and is coming off of a nice 2nd place for FF.
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Re: How'd You Do 2011?
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2007, 03:49:28 pm »
First I just wanna say that I'm absolutely in love with this new auction watch thing - it's sooo cool!! Anyways right now I've snagged three horses. A weanling, 2 y/o, and 3 y/o.

- First up was a beautiful black weanling filly by GCh. Street Wise and out of Delicate Subject. I ended up naming her Symphony of Love . She's a half sister to three stakes placed siblings as well as MSW Cut To The Chase. I'm excited for this one.
- Second I purchased a tiny little created 2 y/o dapple grey colt named Kangaroot . He's by Dr. Root and out of Plaiser. He placed third in his only start so we'll see what else he can do.

- Third is a three year old colt named Boston Wind. He's by West Wind and out of Bostonian. He's a SC'er with a pretty solid race record of 3-2-0-0-1. I'll probably end up gelding this one and hopefully he'll be a consistent money earner.
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Re: How'd You Do 2011?
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2007, 04:20:08 pm »
Won one horse so far but hope to win more.
Will post my reults once auction ends

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Re: How'd You Do 2011?
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2007, 06:15:17 pm »
So far we've walked away with only 2 horses, but we consider both to be quite the steal:

I was pretty dead-set on picking up Alyclass for several reasons: I *LOVE* his name, I love his sire (Alydar), I love his color (strawberry roan), and despite his somewhat older age (5YO), he's been a consistant runner for FF this year (of 2 starts, 1 win and 1 place).  I'm so SO happy I won him - I can't wait to see how he turns out!  I was expecting to put up quite a fight for him, but ended up walking away paying only $3,000 for him.  Oh, and he's been gelded in the mean time in hopes that it will only INCREASE his consistancy!

My second purchase was Rodeo Cowgirl, a flashy black older racer who is MW, MP and out of two silver-ranked horses (Omaha x Her Highness).  One of her older 1/2 sisters is a gold-ranked brood (Queen's Champion owned by Outlaws Incorporated), so here's hoping she follows in her footsteps.  Since she hasn't had a win in a couple years, she's been retired to broodmare status and bred to Storybook farm's TEMPTATION for a black or blue roan foal from unproven parents but well-proven's hoping the gamble pays off!  She was a steal at only $1,000.

We'll see if we end up with any's hoping.
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Re: How'd You Do 2011?
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2007, 06:11:52 am »
The auction slipped my mind until yesterday...but I've picked up two horses.

The first was Kentucky Bourbon, a cute 3yo chestnut filly who's placed multiple times. She started out her career as a steeplechaser, and with the right equipment I think she'll be a nice allowance filly.

Infinite Frontier is a big 3yo light chestnut colt. He has a nice record and decent lines, so I'm hoping he'll do well once he starts racing under the Skyclad colors. :)


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Re: How'd You Do 2011?
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2007, 02:27:48 pm »
Just got one horse.
Diamondintherust is a broodmare with nice lines. I hope to get some good foals out of her.


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Re: How'd You Do 2011?
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2007, 06:48:20 pm »
Managed to bring home 3...

Ch Highline 5 y/o stallion by NCh Highland Wizard (S) out of Lady Caroline (B).  He's stakes placed, fairly consistent and is 4(2)--2-1(1)-0 for the year so hopefully he'll continue to run well. 

Player  4 y/o stallion by Romeo (S) out of Party Girl (S).  Mainly caught my eye with his name.  Multiple winner, multiple placed, won his last start out to improve to 4--2-1-1 for the year.  Hopefully he keeps up the trend.

Admire Me 5 y/o gelding by War Admiral (S) out of Watagan Opal (B).   He's multiple winner, multiple placed, 5(2)--2-0-0-1 on the year, steeplechaser, won his last out.  We'll keep him in the allowance company and see if he continues to do well there.

I had my eye on a few others, some fillies and a broodmare or two but I had to bow out.  The ponies haven't been running so well recently so can't really afford to be buying too many at this point...  So these guys better run! :)