The Year that was - How'd you do?

I had my best year ever, I’m actually surprised when looking back how well the string went.

Races: 1,337
Wins: 362 (27%)
Places: 270 (20%)
Shows: 185 (14%)
Fourths: 150 (11%)
Earnings: $31,980,275

Most of the team running at allowance levels but although there was no superstar among them, they were super consistent finishing the year at the top of the OTB board with 65% OTB finishes. Hoping some of those will improve up to stakes level next year.

Probably the biggest highlight for me this year is the performance of Quarren’s 2yos. He’s finished the year with 48% winners to runners and a solid silver ranking. Thank you to everyone who supported him in his first year at stud and to those who’ve raced his progeny.

Looks like 84 is my magic number  :astonished:

Races: 564
Wins: 60 11%
Places: 84 15%
Shows: 84 15%
Fourths: 84 15%
Earnings: $3,751,550 15%
OTB: 40%

2022 wasn’t very impressive, but I’m happy about [color=red]Ch. Wiry Feeling which I bought earlier this year. She is the only racing foal of her dam NCh. Enyo, which I bought two years ago and I bred a filly by Al Mundhir from her. I think this is going to be a great damline.

Finally figured out how to play this game after all these years. Lol. Hoping next year will be even better.

Wins:155 (19%)
Places:132 (17%)
Shows:126 (16%)
Fourths:85 (11%)
Earnings:$11,364,100 (89%)

Won a large number of stakes races, including G1s Acorn Stakes, Breeders’ Cup Distaff, Futurity Stakes, Hopeful Stakes, Mother Goose Stakes, Turf Classic Invitational, All Aged Stakes, and Doomben Cup.

By far, our highlights this year include homebred Ch. Fractal (NCh. Changeling x Ch. Limelight - GCh. Stagehand), who won twice, placed once, and ran third twice, all G1s; and Ch. Wry Hope (NCh. Formal Occasion x Indy Angela - A.P. Indy), a Grey Stable-bred 2YO who won the first two legs of the 2YO Triple Crown and ran 3rd in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.

Not a bad year at all. I’ve given up trying to figure the game out if I haven’t after 12 years I don’t suppose I ever will  8)

Races: 576
Wins: 71 (12%)
Places: 82 (14%)
Shows: 72 (13%)
Fourths: 73 (13%)
Earnings: $5,883,900
However the highlight of the year has been [color=red]GCh. Wild Fool 2020 FFCh. Foolhardy x Wild Highland Racehorse 10(9)-6(5)-4(4)-0-0 $1,581,000
She is certainly the best 2yo I have ever owned and bred and arguably one of my best horses ever.  she looks to be joint 4th with Wind Surfer  in top stakes winner and 3rd top points winner! I think this is only the second time i have had a horse in any of these lists  :slight_smile: Raindale Raven’s win in the Jockey Club Gold Cup was completely unexpected too.  So i’m a very happy bunny this year :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:.

Brilliant season on the Stakes races(less runners than previous but more prize money)

Races: 1,193
Wins: 289 (24%)
Places: 233 (20%)
Shows: 189 (16%)
Fourths: 134 (11%)
Earnings: $62,029,625

Our Grade 1 Winners this season

Calloway 10f Newmarket champion stks
Stealing Hollywood 8f ch J C Mabes hcap
Emblem 5.5f Oakleigh Plate
Fire Opal 8f Santa Maria hcap
Flames Of Passion 10f Arlington Million, 12f Breeders Cup Turf, (2nd in HK cup)
Haftel 12f Caulfield Cup
Hollywood Treatment 11f Gulfstream Park breeders cup hcap, 11f breeders cup ch classic
It’s Not You 12f mercedes Classic
Never let Go 10f Eclipse Stks
Power Of Love 16f Melbourne Cup, 12f King George & Queen Elizabeth stks
Rajiin 8f Queen Elizabeth II Stks
Rambling Man 10f King George VI chase
Star Shine 7f ch Breeders cup sprint (won in 2021 also)
Strike It Lucky 10f Dubai World Cup, 8f Metropolitan stks
Bad Company 7f Futurity stks
Bells Beach 10f Cox Plate, 10f Prince Of Wales stks, 10f Queen Elizabeth stks
Blackwind 12f The Metropolitan, 10f Audemars Piquet Queen Elizabeth II stks, 10f Nassau stks
Bride To Be 7.5f Humana Distaff
Dark Debate 7f Invitation stks,8.5f Woodward stks, 8f Breeders Cup mile
Hollywood Knight 9f Dubai Duty Free, 10f International stks
Kemistree 14f Irish St Leger, 16f Adelaide Cup
Prince Of Spurs 6f Haydock Sprint Cup, 6f Newmarket hcap, 7.5f George Ryder stks
Unnequelled Flight 10f Breeders Cup ch Distaff
Vague Writer 17f Cheltenham Gold Cup
Barolia 7f Sunshine Million Oaks
Daiquiri 9f Kentucky Oaks, 10f Alabama stks, 9.5f Beldame stks
Dangerous Scent 9f Black Eyed Susan stks
Dark Shot 7f Melair stks, 8.5f Arlington Classic, 8f Chipping Norton stks
Diamond Cat 8f Coronation stks
Dita Von Teese 8.5f Santa Anita Oaks
Frankstown Spring 5f Lightening stks, 5f Breeders Cup Sprint
Moscow Mule 8f Sussex Stks, 10f Secretariat stks
Northern Invasion 8f Caulfield Guineaus, 9.5f Prince Of Wales stks
Northern Secrets 8f St James Palace stks
Vague Rock 12.5f Crown Oaks

Just when I started thinking I had a handle on it with the stable’s best season ever last year (30% wins, 66% OTB), the ponies reminded me that wasn’t true, a la “You know nothing, Jon Snow.”

This Year - 54% OTB
Races: 1,099
Wins: 228 (21%)
Places: 198 (18%)
Shows: 164 (15%)
Fourths: 143 (13%)
Earnings: $18,912,050

We had a grand total of 10 (ETA: 13) MSWs:
Ch. Widow’s Walk (3yo filly, Monarchos) - Gr. 3 HDF McNeil Stakes, Gr. 2 Light Fingers Stakes, also MSP
Ch. Roman Empire (5yo stallion, Empire Maker) - Gr. 2 Strub Stakes, Gr. 1 Pacific Classic, also SP.  I’ll keep hoping that maybe we can get another 3 next year.
Ch. Radiant (5yo mare, Spock) - Ungr. Hilltop Stakes, Ungr. Escondido Handicap, MSP
Ch. Quick Sketch (5yo stallion, Doodles) - Ungr. Royal Artillery Stakes, Gr. 2 Pat O’Brien Handicap.  SP.  Seems to be improving with age.
Ch. Launch Sequence (2yo filly, Mr. Prospective) - Gr. 3 Debutante Stakes, Gr. 1 Spinaway Stakes, Gr. 1 Matron Stakes.  SP. 
Ch. Hidden Danger (4yo stallion, Changeling) - Gr. 3 WJ Healy Stakes, Gr. 1 Railway Stakes.  MSP.  Hoping he carries his form over into 2023.
Ch. Itinerant (3yo filly, Unabridged) - Gr. 3 Baltimore Breeders’ Cup Handicap, Gr. 1 Las Virgenes Stakes, MSP
GCh. Face The Music (4yo mare, Express Yourself) - Gr. 3 Teso Stakes, Gr. 3 Canterbury Cup, Gr. 1 Vessels Stallion Farm Distaff.  MSP.
Ch. Dearbhail (3yo filly, Tryst of Fate) - Gr. 2 Tea Rose Stakes, Gr. 1 Flight Stakes, Gr. 1 Thousand Guineas, MSP.
GCh. Night To Remember (5yo mare, Major’s Flight) - Ungr. Northumberland Plate Handicap, Gr. 2 Surrey Stakes, Gr. 1 Breeders’ Cup SC Distaff Endurance
GCh. Spamalot (5yo stallion, TakeMeToHollywood) - Gr. 1 Ascot Gold Cup, Gr. 1 Hard Scuffle.  MSP.  Needs 2 stakes wins of any grade (I think) to qualify for stud-hood.
Ch. Tin Cup Chalice (4yo stallion, Ace of Hearts) - Ungr. Hurricane Bertie Handicap, Gr. 2 Whimsical Stakes.  MSP.
Ch. Secretive Devil (4yo mare, Devil His Due) - Ungr. Stymie Handicap, Ungr. Kings Point Handicap.  SP. 

I changed training schedules and how often I rested/trained/entered horses which seemed to make a big difference. This wasn’t a great year for 2yo’s, but maybe they’ll figure it out in the next month or two. Overall, we managed 3rd for Top Money Earning Stables, 4th in Top Winning, and tied for 9th/10th in OTB %.  :astonished:

Races: 1,511
Wins: 298 (20%)
Places: 271 (18%)
Shows: 241 (16%)
Fourths: 183 (12%)
Earnings: $34,311,250

Overall, this was our biggest grossing year (breaking our last record by $10 million), about 90 more wins than previous record, dropped slightly in wins, but highest OTB percentage at 54%. Some of our biggest race highlights were Ch. Local Haunt winning 3 G1’s including the Kentucky Derby, Ch. Beratis winning two G1’s including the Grand National, Ch. Autumn Red winning the G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, homebred Ch.Downfall in the G1 Hong Kong Cup, and homebred Ch. Marchioness scoring the Breeders’ Cup F/M Turf.

Grade I Wins (* = homebred)
AAWSHESCUTE: Gazelle Stakes
AUTUMN RED: Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
BERATIS: Irish Grand National, Joe Aitcheson
CABARET: Ruffian Stakes
CHORTLE: Epsom Derby
CROWN OF OAK: Lake Placid Handicap, Brisbane Cup
*DOWNFALL: Hong Kong Cup
DREAM MACHINE: Vosburgh Stakes
FLAMING KEY: Coaching Club American Oaks
HONEYDUKES: Rosehill Guineas
LOCAL HAUNT: Kentucky Derby, Florida Derby, Australian Derby
*LINGERIE: Fountain of Youth Stakes
LOEWE: Caulfield Stakes
MARCHIONESS: BC Filly & Mare Turf
*MARSEILLAISE: Morningstar Stakes, Dream Skipper Breeders’ Stakes
MY FORMAL SPURS: Stadbroke Handicap
*ST. JAMES: Townsend Prince Breeders’ Stakes

This year was definitely not one of our best with only 38% OTB.
Races: 953
Wins: 105 (11%)
Places: 130 (14%)
Shows: 123 (13%)
Fourths: 115 (12%)
Earnings: $15,192,050

We had alot of youngin’s this year, many from some of my newer stallys. I think a number of these younger horses will blossom as 3/4yo and as steeplechasers, so i’m excited for the new year!

I leased or sold most of my horses. Turns out I’m much happier watching my horses do well for stables that actually know what they’re doing.

Races: 77
Wins: 13 (17%)
Places: 6 (8%)
Shows: 6 (8%)
Fourths: 7 (9%)
Earnings: $415,400