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Re: How Did You Do 2014
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2010, 06:57:29 pm »
Very happy so far. Bidding on two more so will see how we go.

DAY TO CELEBRATE was a welcome and surprisingly cheap addition to the stable at just $12,500! He's an unraced 3-Y-O. He's out of Gold-rated mare MISS HAYDAY (one of my favorite lines) making him half to a slew of stakes winners. Being by CIGAR (Silver-rated) makes him 3/4 sibling to sire GCh. MY LUCKY DAY. I really like CIGAR as a sire so hopefully this boy does well. I've thrown him in the deep end (typical Vaucluse style) and his maiden start will be the Cadbury Guineas [Gr.1] on Wednesday.

QUEEN OF FIRE is another very welcome addition and yet another bargain at just $17,500. She is a weanling so perhaps why she didn't attract too much attention, but her lines are amazing. She is by the HIGHLAND ROGUE mare NCh. QUEEN who is out of DREAM SKIPPER (S). QUEEN was a fantastic runner in her time winning a Breeders' Cup Distaff [Gr.1] and the Acorn Stakes [Gr.1] among her nine stakes wins and over $3.2 million in winnings. She only has three foals, her oldest being an unraced 2-Y-O. This girl is by ICh. RING OF FIRE (B) who is a nice young sire with a couple of nice stakes winning 3-Y-Os. I couldn't have really gone wrong with this girl and I'm really excited to have her damline in my stable again (I own a yearling filly by DREAM SKIPPER too). I bought her nameless too so hope you like the name!


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« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2010, 07:46:27 pm »
Yes I figured it was time, also. :)  I am bidding on one more, but the highlights have already made their trek to CDS.

We felt very, very lucky to get Rarin' To Go (Rahy X Jet Set Go). I love love LOVE her dam line and have started a small collection. Her half sister Silver Rated Jettison was among my first broodmares and she is just a gem to have in the barn.  Her latest racer, Jettability, is a 2yo multi winner and G1 stakes winner.  Next, I was also very lucky to get the opportunity to purchase her half sister WCh. Highland Jet who won over $5M on the track and 15 stakes races.  Her foals have yet to prove themselves, but hope she follows in Jettisons hoofprints.  And now Rarin' To Go...I have never had the opportunity to race one of Jet Set Go's offspring and feel fortunate now to have one and the kicker is that she's by one of our new favorite stallion's Rahy!  She was never raced as a 2yo so we are getting a fresh 3yo filly here.  Watch her first start on the 20th in a modest NW3 Allowance at Arlington.

Next, we were holding our breath until the last minutes of Canterbury Flames auction closing.  She has powerhouse breeding with SP Ch. Highland Fern as her dam and NCh. Starz 'n' Stripes as her sire.  We aren't disappointed to get this girl as an unraced 3yo since the Starz 'N' Stripes foals seem to mature more as 3 and 4yo's anyway. :)  The last time the Seeing Starz lines were crossed with Highland Rouge the result was WCh. Strider.  You can also watch her debut on the 20th with an equally modest Allowance sprint at Arlington.

And lastly we snagged another Rahy filly.  She came to us unnamed so here she is...
Rahy's Lady (Rahy X Great Lady
She is nice sized weanling standing 12.1H.  She's half to one racing sister who is a multi winner.  We thought she was worth the risk. :)


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« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2010, 08:03:04 pm »
Congrats on Rarin' To Go! I was super keen on her. But I'm happy I have a Foolhardy filly out of Highland Jet. Bombardier is basically bred along the same lines as my super colt I'm No Fool - Foolhardy x Highland Rogue broodmare. CANNOT WAIT TO RACE HER!


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« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2010, 08:06:18 pm »
Haha, yeah your lucky to have her.  It was hard for me to push the lease button. ;)  I have to wait till 2016 to have a foal out of her since I'm holding her off till early next year to rebreed.  Not sure who yet... ::)


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« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2010, 08:12:46 pm »
Yeah I'm not picking Bombardier to do much as a 2-Y-O (definitely not early in the season). She should mature well. At worse she'll be a nice mare to have in the breeding shed!

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Re: How Did You Do 2014
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2010, 09:26:56 pm »
Managed to snag three nice ponies :)

Final Flame - Bright Fires x One Last Time
She's the youngest of her sire's daughters so we're lucky to have her. Both Jettison and Ebony Fires are proving themselves as broods so we're hopeful that Flame will follow suit.

Twilight Wish - Almost Home x Indylove (A.P. Indy)
It's been a few years since we campaigned a Almost Home foal so we're genuinely glad to have Twilight Wish. Being out a A.P. Indy mare only increased the desire to purchase this pretty filly. Both Indylove's 3yo daughter & 4yo son are winners. Twi will most likely make her debut at Saratoga on the 28th.

Chant Set Go - War Chant x Ready Set Go (Run For It)
A six thousand purchase that could have gone for a lot more. Her dam Ready Set Go is a MSW/MSP and Chef-de-Race sire Run For It [Chasing Stardom/Bashir/Delaware Bound]. Speeding Bullet, maternal granddam is a half-sister to Crusader and Raw War, both MSW geldings. War Chant's sire and grandsire are both Chef-de-Race sires. War Chant, so far, has decent stats as a sire out of 18 racing foals, 9 are winners and one is already a SP.

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Re: How Did You Do 2014
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2010, 11:59:15 pm »
Finished the auction off with my final purchase, a created mare named Moonlight Garden.  I liked her for her size- I seem to be attracted to the bigger horses, 16 hands and up, though I have not just purchased horses based on that.  She is unraced and a created, so should be interesting to see if she will produce anything of worth.

Also named my 2 new babies.

My Giant's Causeway colt was given the name of Finn McCool.  Looked up info on the Irish Giant's Causeway and I guess this was one of the names from the legend on how it came to be.

My Turn n Burn filly was given the name of Ember's Glow

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Re: How Did You Do 2014
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2010, 12:24:52 am »
This is the first time that I could go above $10,000 for a horse so I definitely spent more than I had anticipated, but I'm excited for them all! :D

Our only yearling purchase came at $6,500 and we were so excited to get her that cheap! The now-named WEEKEND RITUAL is by Chef-de-Race stallion A.P. Indy out of unraced Ritual Dancer. Her only half-sib is Behracuda, a 2yo colt who has only raced once so far but finished 3rd. We can't wait to see how she does next year!

We had expected SPACE RAINBOW to go a lot higher so to get him easy and cheap was quite a thrill. A son of Planet Hollywood, he's already raced 14 times as a 3yo but he's hit the board 8 times while reeling off 2 100+ SF, including his latest start. He's out of Northern Lights (Northern Slew), who has produced 2 winners from 2 runners. We'll try him at the track before probably sending him home to rest over the winter.

Typically I do NOT like spending over 10-15k for an unraced horse, but SUN GODESS was a huge exception. She's by Chef-de-Race Red Sunset out of the silver-ranked Lady Godiva who has already produced multiple stakes winner and millionaire Haagan Daaz and 8 winners from 9 runners. Lots of hope riding on this girl!

Our last (and most expensive) purchase was STAR SHOWER. This one is a little funny since, for some weird reason, I thought she was a 3yo--she's 5! Haha. Either way, she's a BIG girl at 17.2hh and has only been off the board once in 7 starts. She hasn't raced since March, beating 6 with an SF of 104 (the next horse finishing with a 3 SF!). We hope she still has the form she showed earlier this spring. Either way, she could make for a nice broodmare next year, depending on how she runs this year.

I have ONE more bid going *crosses fingers* Here's to hoping!
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« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2010, 12:35:47 am »
Wasn't planning on buying so many this auction, but what can you do? :)

Moon Laird (Highland Laird x Blue Moon by Moonover Boy)
An unraced three year old filly, but I like her pedigree, and she's a big blue roan filly. How could I resist?

Back North (Northern Dancer x Back to Cashel)
North is a pretty mare out of two-silver rated parents. Her only foal to race so far is a multi-winner stakes placed filly.

Unnamed (Almost Home x Mantlepiece by Rahy)
Haven't decided on a name for this lady yet, but Mantlepiece's only foal to race is a MSW and Almost Home is Chef-de-Race, so I have high hopes for her.

Unnamed (Rumor Has It x Steal A Kiss)
Another blue roan filly. Mom and Dad are both silver-ranked.

My last bid is out on Scottish Idol, a colt by Salder's Well out of one of my own broodies, Texas Rose. Can't let him get away!

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Re: How Did You Do 2014
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2010, 07:59:57 am »
Sounds like everyone has some nice horses so far. I helped select some of them, along with Penny, so it's nice to see them heading off to their new homes. Have come home with three new horses and one not so new one, three of which were on the original 'must have' list so very pleased with that.

First in Send Me Flowers an unraced 2yo (Sadlers Wells ex Stay The Course). Got three boys by SW and couldn't pass by the chance to get a filly although I had to have a bit of a tussle with Jason to secure her  :P. Hopefully she's a broodie of the future.

Next in was number one choice, bronze ranked broodmare Just A Fox. I've already picked up her 4yo and 2yo fillies this year, one's now a stakes winner so I'm thrilled I managed to get her at $15,500. She's now off to be covered by Spock.

The final one off the list almost got away, had no more room to manoeuvre money wise but luckily he's home now - an Unnamed Rahy colt out of York Peppermint. Really like Rahy and the dam is silver ranked out of a gold ranked mare so hopefully some potential there.

The only other one that I came home with was Lachlan Steven. I actually sold him privately earlier in the year but noticed him languishing with the 'no bids' horses and sentiment made me bring him home for $1000. Since I've already raced him this year I won't be taxed any more for him and if he doesn't show any improvement on the track he'll be retired to nanny the colt foals once they're weaned.  :)

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« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2010, 08:07:45 am »
A mare and a filly to add.

ACT LIKE ROYALTY is a 4-Y-O mare who set me back $16,500. She's very lightly raced but did place third in the Frizette Stakes [Gr.1] as a 2-Y-O. She's had one start on over the jumps as a 3-Y-O and is actually now my first and only jumps runner. She's by Gold-rated CLASS ACT who I've had great luck with - I've raced his three best horses I'M A CLASSIC, WITNESS and FRENCH KISS. Her dam is QUEEN OF LOVE (S) and she has foaled stakes winner GENERAL LOVE. I am tempted to send this one straight to the broodmare barn, but she should do okay at allowance level for the next six months or so.

ILSAHERI was my final purchase and was our most expensive at $25,500. She is a nice big (17.0h) 3-Y-O dapple grey filly. She is unraced at the moment but this will change from Saturday! She's out of JACKET REQUIRED (S), who is a mare I had the pleasure of owning once, making her half to multi stakes winners GCh. BATTLE STRIKE and GCh. FORMAL OCCASION. Her other three foals are all winners, two of which are stakes placed. She is also a CLASS ACT mare so again, I seem to have luck with that line! This filly's sire is WCh. KING DAVID who needs no introduction although it seems he is yet to find his stride as a sire. Hopefully with a strong damline this filly can help with that!

So very happy with the four horses I've bought for $72,000 total. Three strong girls who will be welcome additions to our ever expanding breeding programme and a nice colt who will be fun to see how he does on the track.


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« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2010, 05:15:40 pm »
We were originally not going to buy anything but there where a few that did catch our eye. We ended out walking away with a lovely broodmare whom was our top choice.

Painted Moon is a 10 year old mare who, while on the track, won twice and earned $78,300. She's a petite 14.3h which'll be quite the contrast to our several 17+ handed herd members. She's a a granddaughter of the Bronze rated Mr. Prospector through Gone West. PAINTED MOON has had three foals to date, the most recent a filly by King David. Her  only racing age foal is a 2yo filly by Unbridled; Unforgettable One, whom is already a multi winner and is 75% ITM in 12 starts.

We picked her up for only $8,000, which for us feels like a steal. We are excited to see what she'll produce for us.

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Re: How Did You Do 2014
« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2010, 05:48:59 pm »
Brought home 4 so far, all pretty ladies:

First to take our ownership was the broodmare, SUNDAY LIVING, who is by Sunday Silence.  I've been dying to get a Sunday Silence filly or mare in my herd (for sentimental reasons), and with him retired now, I have known that the options are limited.  So when I saw a proven brood by him for sale, and from a good damline, too, I had to jump.  Sunday Silence has several stakes quality foals, so he speaks for himself.  Sunday Living's dam is Viva V, whose foals to race are all winners, with 1 stakes winner and one stakes placed from five to run.  Sunday Living was her first foal, and although she wasn't raced herself, she has already produced a stakes winner/stakes placed in her firstborn son, Ch. Six Ways To Sunday (x Whirlaway).  We have sent her to see Call To War.

She was followed very closely by another Sunday Silence daughter, MANGO FRAPPE, an unraced 2YO.  She has four older 1/2 siblings to race - two are stakes placed, one winner, and one placed, so I'm really excited about her prospects on the track.  She has been entered into a dirt maiden race (the surface preferred by her SP siblings) next week.  Fingers crossed!

We then took home another broodmare, OLYMPIC GOLD - this time a maiden mare from created lines.  However, she is a monstrous 17.3hh and a multi-winner on both dirt and turf.  During her career she was JUST shy of showing in a stakes race (from 2 turf attempts), even though she appears to have been most consistant on dirt.  That's how it goes under FF management, though - we'll never know.  Either way, she was consistantly on the board - I'm hoping she can pass that along to her offspring.  I'm hoping to get her a date to Worth My While, but we're still pending approval.   :)

We also just won another broodmare, SPRINGWALKER - an unraced maiden mare from created lines.  She has had two foals to date, but her 2YO has yet to hit the track, so we have no idea what she's made of.  Springwalker is a complete gamble, but as a leggy strawberry roan (17.1hh) with a pretty name, I'm willing to give her a shot.  I've had a lot of luck with created lines in the past, so I'm hoping it will continue.  We shall see!  Not sure who she's going to date this year - time to investigate.
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Re: How Did You Do 2014
« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2010, 09:31:50 pm »
Brought home 5! Spent more than I probably should have, but I have no willpower when it comes to buying horses lol.

Brought home two broodmares with created lines: Zephyre and With Lemon. Zephyre is unraced and has not been bred before, while With Lemon has had two foals, a Spectacular Bid filly and a Rahy colt.

Unnamed (Diplomat (S) x Dance at Daybreak (B)), a grey yearling filly. She was the one I wanted the most... I stalked the last 9 minutes of the auction. It nearly killed me! XD

Unnamed (King David (B) x Painted Moon), a black weanling filly.

Johnny Canuck (As You Wish (B) x Seattle Native), a bay weanling colt. I'm glad that I got this boy, since my As You Wish colt was stillborn. He was previously unnamed, but I'm not sure if I like this name or not though.

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Re: How Did You Do 2014
« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2010, 11:41:34 pm »
We were interested in six horses and were successful in obtaining all of them for a total of $55K.

There were three horses out of Sunset Beauty, a mare whose progeny we have had success with (Ch. Tottenham Hotspur, a 4YO colt who has won 4 Stakes races and $550k+ in our colors). We won all three of them:-

Play Those Tunes, an 11YO broodmare by Dixieland Jazz
Sunset Prospect, an unraced 3YO filly by Mr. Prospector
An unnamed yearling filly by Rumor Has It who has been named Beautiful Rumor

We also won an unnamed yearling filly by Moonopoly out of Play Those Tunes, which has been named Tshotsholoza (FYI:- Tshotsholoza is a South African working song - my son sang the Bass Solo part of this song when his High School Chorus competed at the Heritage Festival Choral Competition in Washington DC last year, hence the choice of name)

Our last two acquisitions were:-
Painted Raven, an unraced 2YO colt by Slew O'Scots out of Painted Desert. Not only do we own Painted Desert, but have a number of her progeny.

An unnamed yearling filly by Moonopoly out of Fanci Remark, which has now been named Moony's Fancy. She is a half sister to Veiled Dancer, a 2YO filly out of Rahy, who has already won 3 out of her 4 starts this year (we claimed her earlier this year but she hasn't raced for us yet).

All in all, a very satisfactory auction. Thanks to all who had a hand in organizing and selecting the horses for the auction.
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