Hopeless Stakes is back!

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Gigi Gofaster
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Hopeless Stakes is back!

Post by Gigi Gofaster » 5 months ago

The Hopeless Stakes is back this time I made it as an actual stakes race -

https://www.simhorseracing.com/race.php?RaceID=1358935


This race is for trotters who have 20 or more starts and no wins. If folks enter who don''t meet the criteria I will contact them to see if they will scratch, but of course I can't force them to. Feel free to send me a message in game as a heads up if you spot a non qualified entry.

Pitt The Elder, this one's for you.
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Gigi Gofaster
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Re: Hopeless Stakes is back!

Post by Gigi Gofaster » 5 months ago

if you want something to race, here a couple at Jaysman's:

Trot Eloise
Trot Eugene

And prospects for next year:
Must Be Devon
Stag Devon
Trot Irondelle
Trot Jackeline
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Dylan Christensen
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Re: Hopeless Stakes is back!

Post by Dylan Christensen » 5 months ago

The second place horse from last year is coming back!
Hold All Calls
DS, $3000, Crosses well with Beergoggles and Gambling for Guns,
Steward’s Cup Winner, more than a million dollars in progeny earnings

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Troy Gallant
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Re: Hopeless Stakes is back!

Post by Troy Gallant » 5 months ago

Seeing 4 "non-qualified" in there now. Hopefully you can get ahold of them before Wednesday night.

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Gigi Gofaster
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Re: Hopeless Stakes is back!

Post by Gigi Gofaster » 5 months ago

All but one non-qualified horse are out. I sent Crisjay a message tonight so hopefully we will have a true field.
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Troy Gallant
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Re: Hopeless Stakes is back!

Post by Troy Gallant » 5 months ago

I sent friendly notes out too. Looks like we're gtg if we can avoid entries for another 14 hours. :-)

Thanks much to Crisjay Bellosillo, Douglas Marley, Justinmon Navarrete, Bob Allensworth, & Dan Chartier for scratching their entries so we can retain the true spirit of the tradition. And of course, thanks Gigi for the sponsorship!!

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Re: Hopeless Stakes is back!

Post by Dylan Christensen » 5 months ago

Trot Glissade has finally broken his maiden! Gonna retire him to maintain that perfect undefeated stakes record!
Hold All Calls
DS, $3000, Crosses well with Beergoggles and Gambling for Guns,
Steward’s Cup Winner, more than a million dollars in progeny earnings

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Troy Gallant
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Re: Hopeless Stakes is back!

Post by Troy Gallant » 5 months ago

Congrats Dylan! Too bad he's been gelded. As a stakes winner, he might've had a grand career at stud!! ;)

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Re: Hopeless Stakes is back!

Post by Dylan Christensen » 5 months ago

Looked into some medical procedures on ungelding him, guess it just wasn't meant to be. :D
Hold All Calls
DS, $3000, Crosses well with Beergoggles and Gambling for Guns,
Steward’s Cup Winner, more than a million dollars in progeny earnings

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Troy Gallant
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Re: Hopeless Stakes is back!

Post by Troy Gallant » 2 months ago

All ready for this year's edition Gigi!! :-)

This guy just "qualified"... https://www.simhorseracing.com/horse.php?HorseID=934637

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Re: Hopeless Stakes is back!

Post by Dylan Christensen » 2 months ago

I just realized last year's winner is his sires top earner!
Hold All Calls
DS, $3000, Crosses well with Beergoggles and Gambling for Guns,
Steward’s Cup Winner, more than a million dollars in progeny earnings

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Gigi Gofaster
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Re: Hopeless Stakes is back!

Post by Gigi Gofaster » 2 months ago

Dylan Christensen wrote:
2 months ago
I just realized last year's winner is his sires top earner!
I think that's what we call 'big duck; small pond'
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Re: Hopeless Stakes is back!

Post by Sten Rino Haakonsen » 2 months ago

I would love to enter this race but unfortunately I dont keep my horses around long enough for them to qualify for this
:lol: :shock: :roll: :x

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Re: Hopeless Stakes is back!

Post by Dylan Christensen » 2 months ago

Sten Rino Haakonsen wrote:
2 months ago
I would love to enter this race but unfortunately I dont keep my horses around long enough for them to qualify for this
:lol: :shock: :roll: :x
I got mine from AJ!
Hold All Calls
DS, $3000, Crosses well with Beergoggles and Gambling for Guns,
Steward’s Cup Winner, more than a million dollars in progeny earnings

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Re: Hopeless Stakes is back!

Post by Flizan Hambletonian » 2 months ago

Sten, you can have some from me! ;) Unfortunately I seem to save all my hopeless junk... lol
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