Took a break for awhile because life got crazy, but back because I missed the game and community too much! Very excited for foaling season too with it being Emoji’s first foal crop
December 17 PRICE TO PAY
GCh. Dark Debate x Ch. Good As Gold - NCh. Void (S)
7.2h bay filly
An early baby started this season Out of one our three Lit de Lilly mares. Good As Gold was MSP on dirt so hopefully this filly follows in her dam’s footsteps.
January 3 SIGNET
Talismanic x Big Five Oh - NCh. The Fighting Fifty (B)
8.1h dark bay filly
NCh. Exit Poll (B) x Bitter Letter - Invasor
9h brown filly
ICh. Calle de Oro (B) x Ch. It’s About Time - FFCh. High Chances (S)
8.2h bay colt
Named from a line of Lizzo’s song About Damn Time. Dam is a MSP on Dirt and SC so high hopes for him!
January 5 LIQUID COURAGE
GCh. Emoji x Whisky Rebel - GCh. Latino Mix
9.3h chestnut colt
The first Emoji foal on the ground and he’s almost an exact copy of his sire! Dam was consistent in SC so looking forward to seeing how he matures.
GCh. Emoji x Enchantment - NCh. Bellagio (S)
9.1h dark bay filly
Had to name at least one Emoji baby after an actual emoji so this girl is Her dam, Enchantment, was a solid SC horse, but I’m interested to see if she’ll have an even more exciting breeding career. Enchantment’s dam Magician’s Mystery produced 6 MSWs including stud Magic Glory, so if she has even an ounce of that magic I’ll be pleased!
NCh. Ablative Armour x Adored (B) - ICh. Alley Cat (S)
9.1h dark bay filly
The first filly we have from Adored! I’m excited to retain a daughter of hers since one of her colts, Cherished, is MSP and Adored herself is 1/2 sister to multiple MSW including retired stud, Conflagration.
Nyquist x Argus Array - GCh. High On Love (S)
10h chestnut colt
GCh. Flames of Passion x Linette - NCh. Clockstopper
10.1h black filly
First foal for this mare, and I couldn’t help but do a House of the Dragon reference. Loved that show this past year!
GCh. Quirky Scent x Princess Baketaten - GCh. Akhetnaten (S)
9.1h dark bay filly
Surprised this name wasn’t taken! This filly is Princess Baketaten’s first foal who was acquired as a 4yo from FF. She’s the foal of great runner and producer Untamed Horizons, so I’m very excited to see how she does in the foaling barn!
GCh. Emoji x Ch. Chang’e - Ch. Moonopoly (B)
9h bay colt
This Emoji colt is named after a Chinese social media platform. His dam Chang’e comes from a line of gold ranked mares and was a stakes winner on SC herself. Her only other foal is FF owned so I’ll be interested to see how this colt does when he hits the track.
GCh. Spirit in the Sky x Tiz Famous (B) - Created
8h black colt
Had this colts 1/2 sister run today and she won so I’m taking that as a good omen His 1/2 brother Bullet Proof has also been running well for Sakura Springs and is currently a MSW on dirt.
The second wave of foals are here with more fillies!
GCh. Vague Writer x Ching Shih - NCh. In The Navy
9h light chestnut colt
First foal for this SC mare. She was consistently successful at Allowance level, and I had also leased her 1/2 sister who was Stakes level runner so I’ll be interested to see how her foals do. Ching Shih is off to Emoji next.
GCh. Emoji x Ch. Odd Light - GCh. Latino Mix
8.1h brown filly
Excited for a healthy filly from this MSW SC mare! Odd Light is off to Vague Writer next.
GCh. Emoji x Ch. Pride And Glory - GCh. Tottenham Hotspur
8.1h chestnut filly
First foal for this SW & MSP mare. Pride And Glory was only out of the money twice over fences, so fingers crossed this filly lives up to expectations.
NCh. Cop in Morgue x Dobara (S) - Created
9.1h grey filly
Named for the half human, half vampire folk creatures. Dobara is off to see Quirky Scent next.
NCh. Hollywood Knight x Ch. Locksley’s Lady - NCh. Robin Hood
8.2h black filly
Named for another one of the women who has been linked to the Robin Hood Legend, this filly is Locklsey’s Lady’s first foal. Locksley’s Lady was claimed from FF as an older mare at age 5, but still found success over longer distance turf including a SW. She’s off to see Pay the Boatman next.
GCh. Emoji x Ch. Mirror Magic - ICh. Highland Magic
Unfortunately it was a tough labor, and Mirror Magic’s filly didn’t make it. Luckily Mirror Magic is doing well, and she’s been bred back to Emoji for a 2028 foal.
Back with one big colt! This boy was technically due for the very start of the month, but didn’t want to come out.
GCh. Spirit in the Sky x Ch. Silver Sparkler - NCh. Formal Occasion
10.2h grey colt
This colt is the first foal for Silver Sparkler. She was a stakes winner over dirt and fences, so this colt could go a couple of ways with preference.
GCh. Venture His Due (B) x Adventurer - NCh. Slip In The Mud
8.2h bay filly
Did anyone else play the little flash based RPG Adventure Quest back in the day? That’s what this filly is named for. Adventurer is off to see Hogsmeade next.
PLEASE THE LORD
GCh. Vague Writer x Crack The Whip - ICh. Gilded Saint
8.1h dark bay colt
First foal for Crack The Whip who was a SW over fences and MSP over dirt and SC. Not quite sure who she’ll be visiting next.
I think with this batch of foals the second wave of foaling season is almost wrapped up. Not too many foals left to go in general!
NCh. Tense Imagination x Aizu - ICh. Demand the Best
8.2h chestnut filly
Named for the Japanese word for rainbow, this filly is 2x3 linebred to Crystal Rainbow. Aizu’s oldest foal will debuting on the track this year, so we’ll have to wait until then to see actual performance of her foals.
NCh. Bells Beach x Nada Surf - ICh. Take Me Away
8.2h black colt
Keeping the tradition of giving all of Nada Surf’s foals song names from the band. I just retired her oldest foal, Popular, to the broodmare shed after a short but successful career where she was a SW and MSP on turf. Nada Surf will head to Hollywood Knight next.
GCh. Spirit in the Sky x Ch. Waiting For Spring - GCh. Worth My While (S)
8.3h black filly
Second foal for this MSP mare. This filly is 4x3 linebred to What’s It Worth.
11 Colts | 15 Fillies | 1 Stillborn | 14 Still Due