Oh Baby Oh Baby went wire-to-wire in the $65,000 Lookout Stakes and $70,000 Eldorado Stakes at Delta, scoring back-to-back stakes wins. Amazing for a $12,500 claim.
In the starting gate: Entries pending.
Crossing the line: On Wednesday, Fire Lake was third in an Evangeline sprint, leading on the turn for home and tiring in the final furlong. On Friday, Conquest Cobra was last in a disappointing effort at Pleasanton in a tough Allowance Optional. At Emerald, Mike Man’s Bro came running down the lane and got up for second. On Sunday, Mistletoe Miss was fifth against statebred Allowance fillies at Arlington. At Evangeline, Datboygofast was an improved second in his race. On Sunday, On the Hassle was a good third against Monmouth sprinters in her turf debut.
Work tab: On Sunday, Bellamagic drilled 5 furlongs in 1:03 3/5 at Emerald. At Golden Gate, Bornonvalentineday worked an easy 3 furlongs in :38 flat. On Tuesday, The Craic worked a good half in :50 flat at Churchill. At Golden Gate, California Appeal worked a half in :52 flat. Bornonvalentineday worked a half in :50 flat. At Emerald, Private Max worked 3 furlongs in :37 1/5 from the gate. Bellamagic zipped a half in :48 flat from the gate.
2018 foals: On February 6th, Daleo’s Angel foaled a big, handsome Bradester colt in Texas and will visit Stonesider next; on February 10th, stakes-placed Glamoride had her first foal, a gorgeous Half Ours filly in Louisiana and she’ll visit Star Guitar next; on St Patrick’s Day, March 17th, Oh Baby Oh Baby dropped her first foal, a Graydar colt, in Louisiana and she’ll visit Half Ours; on April 23rd, Cajun Yankee foaled a My Pal Charlie colt in Louisiana and her return match isn’t confirmed; on April 26th, Appealing Resume foaled a California-bred Grazen filly; on May 22nd, Birdie Told Me foaled a Straight Line filly in Illinois.
HRC horses race records
2018 Record: Starts: 86 14-13-14 $245,356 16.3% wins 47.7% ITM
2017 Record: Starts: 194 38-36-21 $568,544 19.6% wins 49.0% ITM
2008-2017: Starts: 1746 242-279-262 $4,166,365 13.9% wins 44.8% ITM
Daleo’s Angel is a broodmare by classic winner and Champion Silver Charm. This gray mare is out of stakes-winning mare A Northern Angel out of a chef-de-race Sir Ivor mare. The second dam is a half-sister to $695,930 grade I winner At the Threshold and $510,675 grade II winner Zabaleta.
Her first starter, homebred Goldandsilver, won three races for us, including his debut as a two-year-old. Katillac Charm, her second foal to race, is an double Allowance winner and well over $100,000 in earnings. Her third foal is a two-time winner as is her fourth runner. She’s got an Early Flyer yearling colt and a 2018 Bradester colt, all foaled in Texas.
RACE RECORD: 0 STARTS 0-0-0 $0
Cajun is a young mare by Yankee Gentleman out of Cajun Flash, by Bertrando.The filly is by Yankee Gentleman, a quality sire out of southern California allowance winner Cajun Flash, who won 3 of 4 on the track for $90,000. She’s by perennial leading California sire Bertrando.
Our filly is a full sister to stakes placed Cajun Gent, an active campaigner with $191,000 in earnings and a half-sister to grade II stakes placed Snapshot, another current campaigner with earnings at $254,000. A third half-brother is at $109,000 in earnings.The dam is a half-sister to $394,212 stakes winner Wild Lightning, the dam of two stakes winners, and is a full sister to $244,327 California stakes winner Lacquaria. The filly was retired from racing after suffering a knee injury in training. She’d worked fast at Churchill and Oaklawn and had lots of promise.
She foaled a handsome My Pal Charlie colt in March in late Louisiana this year.
Birdie Told Me
RACE RECORD: 16 STARTS 1-3-2 $28,107
Birdie Told Me is an Illinois-bred mare. She’s by graded stakes winner Eavesdropper, by Kingmambo and a half-brother to former leading sire AP Indy. She’s out of $156,635 stakes winner Dixie Bird, by Dixieland Brass. The first dam is a half-sister to $557,107 stakes winner Homing Pigeon. This is the immediate family of grade I stakes winning millionaire Western Playboy and $850,141 graded stakes winner Bungalow.
Her first runner is impressive Boom Box, a winner at Arlington. She foaled a gorgeous Giant Oak filly in 2014. She foaled another filly, this one by Get Stormy, this year. She’s in foal to Bold Warrior this year.
RACE RECORD: 22 STARTS 5-3-3 $43,846
We claimed this big, gray daughter of Champion Holy Bull out of $174,154 stakes-winner All the Honor out of a winning effort at Golden Gate. She was a quick sprinter and should become a nice broodmare. She’s a half-sister to stakes winner Blazing Charcoal.
Her first foal was rather chicken hearted. Her second foal is a speedy, Cal-bred multiple winner.
RACE RECORD: 36 STARTS 6-6-7 $139,881
This colt is by Straight Line out of our Eavesdropper mare Birdie Told Me. Straight Line was a grade III winner of $489,000. The mare was an Allowance-level filly in Chicago.
Boom was fifth, beaten three lengths, in his seasonal debut at Arlington last time out. Surprisingly, he was claimed away from us.
RACE RECORD: 31 STARTS 6-5-6 $202,260
This Louisiana-bred filly is by grade III winner Ide, sire of 14 stakes winners and earners over $21 million. The filly is the first foal out of a Forestry mare who is a half-sister to a $335,557 stakes winner and another grade III stakes-placed winner. This is the immediate family of grade I winner Home At Last, who banked $972,914. Glamoride was retired after her last race, finishing a brilliant career as a stakes-placed winner of over $200,000.
Glam had her first foal, a gorgeous Half Ours filly, in February 2018 and will visit Star Guitar on her cover.
Dream It Again
RACE RECORD: 7 STARTS 1-2-2 $60,345
This striking gray colt is by Breeder’s Cup Classic winner Awesome Again out of a stakes-winning Tapit mare. He’s got good size, excellent conformation and a tremendous pedigree. He could be something very special. He’ll be in the barn of Breeder’s Cup winner Steve Margolis.
Dream it Again was sharp in his second start off the long layoff, missing by a head in a first-level Allowance race at Churchill Downs.
RACE RECORD: 9 STARTS 2-2-2 $22,524
Our first first of 2014, this filly with lots of flashy white on her is by Washington Champion Demon Warlock out of our mare Trainingat the Bar. That makes this filly a full-sister to our young Allowance runner Redsolocup. This filly is an Oregon-bred and is already stakes-placed at Portland.
LTB went wire-to-wire in winning her seasonal debut at Emerald in her last start, drawing away by four lengths. Unfortunately she was claimed away from us.
RACE RECORD: 6 STARTS 1-0-0 $22,103
This white-faced filly is by promising young sire Giant Oak, a grade I millionaire son of Giant’s Causeway, out of our Eavesdropper mare Birdie Told Me. This Illinois-bred filly will be raised at Fairberry Farm and eventually trained by top conditioner Brian Williamson.
Mistletoe was fifth, beaten five lengths, in her most recent start against tough statebred Allowance fillies at Arlington.
Wings of Silver
RACE RECORD: 14 STARTS 2-2-1 $15,775
This filly is by Early Flyer, one of the top sires in Texas over the past decade, out of our Silver Charm mare Daleo’s Angel. She’s in the barn of trainer Danny Pish on the Texas circuit.
Wings was last in her most recent start at Louisiana Downs, running near the back throughout. She’s developed a minor health issue that may limit the length of her racing career.
RACE RECORD: 46 STARTS 14-6-7 $254,417
Appealing Resume is a classy Kentucky-bred mare. We campaigned this brilliant mare for over four years, losing her just once through claiming and taking her back. She’s been retired and is a broodmare now.
AR had her first foal in May 2016, a nice filly by major sire Yes It’s True. The California-bred filly should grow up to be a good one. She foaled a good looking Peppered Cat colt in April 2017 and will visit Grazen next.
RACE RECORD: 0 STARTS 0-0-0 $0
This California-bred filly is by grade I winning millionaire Colonel John out of an Allowance filly by Holy Bull. She’s from a deep and strong family.
The filly is in the barn of Tim McCanna. She’s completed the initial breaking and training process and will hopefully debut in the summer.
RACE RECORD: 20 STARTS 3-4-3 $40,824
A handsome son of $1.3 million grade I stakes winner Tizway, this Cal-bred colt is out of a Churchill Downs Allowance winning Hennessy mare. This is a deep, strong European family with the second dam being a full-sister to European three-year-old filly highweight High and Low.
Matador was triumphant in his last race, taking the lead down the backside and gradually drawing a couple lengths clear down the lane at Turf Paradise.
Matador was sold privately after his last race.
RACE RECORD: 6 STARTS 0-1-1 $3,680
Our first foal of 2015, this fella is by Toccet, one of the leading sires in Oklahoma, out of Cajun Yankee, a well-bred Yankee Gentleman mare. He’s in the barn on Donnie Von Hemel.
Datboy was an improved second in his most recent start, rallying from a stalking position and outrunning the favorite down the lane for the runner-up spot at Evangeline.
Oh Baby Oh Baby
RACE RECORD: 24 STARTS 9-3-1 $254,652
Oh Baby Oh Baby is a Louisiana-bred daughter of Orientate out of a Forty Niner mare. She was a modest $12,500 claim and went on to win a couple stakes for us before we retired her for our breeding program.
OBOB foaled her first baby, a handsome Graydar colt, on St Patrick’s Day in Louisiana.
RACE RECORD: 26 STARTS 7-3-5 $163,414
Kaabraaj is a Washington-bred son of, Abraaj out of River Special mare. We claimed him out of his career debut at Emerald based on breeding and strong workouts. He’s in the barn of trainer Jeff Metz now. He’s a stakes-winner for us, a track-record setter (6 furlongs in 1:06 4/5) and a Washington Champion Sprinter.
K returned to the races off the long layoff with a good, third-place effort at Emerald against tough Allowance Optional sprinters.
RACE RECORD: 7 STARTS 2-1-3 $13,495
This attractive filly is by stakes winner Abraaj out of a stakes-producing Basket Weave mare from the family of Scat Daddy. The filly should be blessed with speed with Carson City on top and a speed pedigree on the bottom. She’s in the barn of Jeff Metz.
Weave went wire-to-wire in scoring her second win at Turf Pardise, romping by four lengths last time out. Unfortunately, she was claimed away from us.
RACE RECORD: 4 STARTS 0-1-0 $2,725
This filly is by Desert Code, an improving young sire in California sire and former Breeder’s Cup winner. She’s out of Holy Mama, our Holy Bull mare. The filly is in the barn of Tim McCanna.
Desert Mama was a disappointing 7th in her last start at Golden Gate, making a big move around the turn and fading down the lane.
RACE RECORD: 5 STARTS 1-0-1 $13,170
This Louisiana-bred filly is by $1.7 million stakes winner Paddy O’Prado out of a strong Grand Slam mare. The filly is a half-sister to $315,000 stakes-winner Hero Force and several other good Allowance horses.
Nodoubt was last in a disappointing effort in her last start at Evangeline. She washed out in the paddock, broke through the gate before the start and never got involved in the running.
RACE RECORD: 12 STARTS 1-1-2 $32,156
This Arizona-bred is by red-hot California sire Vronsky out of our quality mare Trainingat the Bar. The colt is a half-brother to stakes-winner Redsolocup and he should have plenty of talent. He’s in the barn of Tim McCanna now.
Oldtoy was fourth, beaten about 2 1/2 lengths, by Allowance Optionals in his most recent start at Emerald. Unfortunately, Oldtoy suffered an injury coming out of his last race and will be sidelined for several months.
RACE RECORD: 4 STARTS 0-1-0 $4,581
This Arizona-bred filly is by California sire Time to Get Even out of our Cahill Road mare. She’s in the barn of Roddina Barrett.
Unfortunately, Bellastime suffered a career-ending injury in training recently and has been retired.
RACE RECORD: 28 STARTS 7-6-3 $119,065
Fire Lake is a Louisiana-bred son of Haynesfield. The former $100,000 sales purchase has a quality pedigree. He’s in the barn of Sam Breaux now.
Fire Lake was third in his most recent start, leading the field on the turn for home and tiring a bit in the final furlong, understandable off a nearly two month break.
RACE RECORD: 0 STARTS 0-0-0 $0
This white-blazed filly is a Kentucky-bred daughter of Get Stormy out of our mare Birdie Told Me. Get Stormy was a grade I winning millionaire and has all the credentials to become a very nice sire.
The filly will eventually race for Brian Williamson on the Illinois circuit.
RACE RECORD: 2 STARTS 0-1-0 $2,345
Cal Appeal is a homebred Cal-bred daughter of quality sire Yes It’s True out of our big winning mare Appealing Resume, who banked over $250,000 in her racing career. She’s in the barn of Ed Moger.
Cal Appeal was outrun by tough Santa Anita MSWs in her second career start, finishing sixth.
RACE RECORD: 0 STARTS 0-0-0 $0
This Washington-bred filly is by Demon Warlock out of our Cahill Road mare. She should have speed from the sire line and stamina on bottom.
RACE RECORD: 15 STARTS 4-2-2 $99,935
Overcomer is a California-bred gelded son of Old Topper out of an Unbridled mare. He’s a talented sprinter and in the barn of Jeff Metz on the southern California circuit.
Overcomer was fifth, beaten 6 lengths, in his last start at Del Mar and was claimed away from us.
RACE RECORD: 12 STARTS 2-4-3 $120,730
This Louisiana-bred colt is by speedy grade I stakes-winner Jimmy Creed is the first foal out of a stakes-placed Stephen Got Even mare. The immediate family includes several stakes horses and a couple grade I winners.
Cajun Creed was third in a Louisiana Downs Allowance Optional in his last start, rallying into a striking position turning for home and unable to deliver the knockout punch off the short layoff. Unfortunately, he came out of the race with an injury and will be sidelined through the rest of the year.
RACE RECORD: 8 STARTS 2-0-2 $26,130
This Kentucky-bred filly is by grade I stakes winner Data Link, a son of War Front. The track record setter’s first crop of babies are averaging over $44,000 at auction. The filly is out of a stakes-placed Kris S mare who has already produced a $100,000 winner and a talented two-year-old gelding. This is the immediate family of several graded stakes winners.
Valentine was fourth, beaten about six lengths by Allowance Optionals in her race at Golden Gate last time out. She pressed the pace into the stretch and tired.
RACE RECORD: 2 STARTS 0-1-0 $8,826
This flashy youngster is by grade I winning, $6.1 million dollar winner Gio Ponti out of a black-type, quality female family. As a sire, Gio Ponti has already produced a Breeder’s Cup and Champion. He’s in Kate Demasi’s barn and currently located in Pennsylvania.
In his recent start, Global was a close second in his turf debut against tough Monmouth Maiden Special company, rallying from a stalking position to threaten late.
Bold Warrior colt 2017
RACE RECORD: 0 STARTS 0-0-0 $0
This Kentucky-bred colt is by Bold Warrior, a royally-bred son of Bernardini. He’s a half-brother to nationally prominent sire War Chant. The colt is out of our Allowance mare Birdie Told Me, whose first two foals are very nice winners.
Mike Man’s Bro
RACE RECORD: 21 STARTS 4-6-2 $27,508
Mike Man’s Bro is a Washington-bred son of Liberty Gold out of a Slewdledo mare. He is a full-brother to stakes-winner Mike Man’s Gold, a winner of over $270,000. Mike is now in the barn of trainer Roddina Barrett at Emerald.
In his most recent start, Mike finished second at big odds on the class drop, rallying strongly down the lane at Emerald.
Man Can Dance
RACE RECORD: 0 STARTS 0-0-0 $0
This colt is by stakes-winner Can the Man, now a promising young sire with nearly 250 foals in his first two crops. The colt is out of a $153,488 stakes-placed mare and is a half-brother to a $145,309 stakes-placed filly.
He’s in the barn of Sam Breaux on the Louisiana circuit. He’ll start the breaking process later this year.
RACE RECORD: 27 STARTS 4-4-6 $32,938
Cats Gulch is a Washington-bred son of Parker’s Storm Cat. He’s a versatile type, being able to run short or long and from on the pace or stalking. He’s in the barn of Ben Root and will be based at Portland Meadows.
In his first start off the claim, Cats Gulch scored by a length at Portland Meadows and was claimed away from us. It was a short, profitable and fun ride with him.
RACE RECORD: 0 STARTS 0-0-0 $0
This well-bred filly is by $3m grade I winner Goldencents out of a Hard Spun mare. Goldencents won the Breeder’s Cup Mile twice among his six graded stakes wins. A son of top sire Into Mischief, he should make a great sire. The filly is from a black-type family of grade I winning millionaire and Champion Sacahuista and grade II stakes winning millionaire and sire A P Arrow.
The filly will be in the barn of Tim McCanna when she’s ready for racing.
RACE RECORD: 13 STARTS 1-5-2 $15,326
A Kentucky-bred filly, this daughter of $1.6 grade I stakes winner Include, a sire of more than 35 stakes winners and earners of nearly $40 million, is out of a Mazel Trick mare and a half-sister to a $215,000 winner. The second dam was stakes-placed and produced three six-figure stakes horses. The filly is now in the barn of Ben Root.
Sooner was second again at Portland, tallying five wide on the turn to take the lead in midstretch only to get gunned down in the closing strides.
On the Hassle
RACE RECORD: 5 STARTS 1-1-1 $40,310
On the Hassle is a well-bred daughter of Kentucky-bred daughter of Kentucky-Derby and double millionaire Orb. From his first crop, the filly is the first foal out of a talented $155,035 stakes-placed mare who ran fourth in the Black-Eyed Susan.
In her last race, and her turf debut, OTH led the fillies into the stretch and held on for third, beaten just two lengths at Monmouth.
RACE RECORD: 11 STARTS 3-2-1 $36,565
Flicka is a California-bred daughter of Vronsky out of a Unusual Heat mare and from the immediate family of grade II turf stakes winner Norvsky. The filly is in the barn of trainer Tim McCanna.
Flickarue was fifth, beaten about five lengths, in her last start at Emerald, pressing the pace into the stretch and flattening out in the final furlong.
RACE RECORD: 14 STARTS 5-2-1 $44,880
Catty is a well-bred daughter of Discreet Cat out of a Pine Bluff mare. The speedy filly is now in the barn of Justin Jeansonne on the Louisiana circuit.
Catty won her second in a row in her last start, scoring by nearly two lengths at Louisiana Downs in a smart, stalking trip.
RACE RECORD: 26 STARTS 7-4-3 $171,326
Ruston Vow is a hard-knocking LA-bred son of Broken Vow, annually one of the country’s top 50 sires. Ruston is a versatile sort able to run short or long from near or off the pace and on dry dirt, wet and turf.
Ruston was a professional winner of his last start, scoring by 1 1/2 lengths at Evangeline. He stalked the early pace and was tucked in behind the leaders on the rail around the turn, down the backside and around the turn for home. He swung wide once straightened out and ran down the leader in a big effort.
RACE RECORD: 9 STARTS 1-1-2 $34,670
Fiery Opal is a gelded-son of Gemologist out of a Mineshaft mare, foaled in New York. He’s in the barn of Kate Demasi.
Opal was the beaten favorite last time out after a very rough trip. He should be tough coming back against similar in the first start since we claimed him with our buddies at Pewter Stable.
RACE RECORD: 11 STARTS 3-6-0 $151,000
Efforting is a well-intended Louisiana-bred daughter of Into Mischief, one of the country’s top sires. She’s out of a Carson City mare from a strong, black-type family. The filly is a versatile type with tactical speed. She’s in the barn of trainer Al Stall. Efforting was a stakes-winner at three and has a bright racing and breeding future.
Efforting was second in the $75,000 Mademoiselle at Evangeline in her last start, rallying down the lane against a quality field and beating several who’d previously beaten her. She’s as good as ever.
RACE RECORD: 5 STARTS 1-1-0 $29,150
Carlsbad is a handsome son of Distorted Humor out of a Dixie Union mare. Distorted Humor is one of the top sires of our generation with dozens of stakes winners and several classic winners to his credit. The colt is in the barn of Justin Jeansonne.
Carl was fifth in his first start on turf, leading the field into the turn and then drifting out around the turn and losing position and unable to recover.
RACE RECORD: 23 STARTS 4-4-4 $267,069
Cobra is a Florida-bred son of Pionnerof the Nile, who stands in Kentucky for six figures. This middle distance specialist was third in the grade I Triple Bend last year, so he’s loaded with talent. He’s in the barn of Tim McCanna for us, based in southern California.
Cobra was a disappointing last in a tough Allowance Optional at Pleasanton in his last race, pushing the pace early and tiring down the lane.
RACE RECORD: 13 STARTS 2-5-1 $43,820
Hopeful Joy is a Kentucky-bred daughter of Kitten’s Joy, one of the country’s top 10 sires. A former $100,000 baby, this filly is a versatile sort being able to run short or long on dirt or turf. She’s now in the barn of Justin Jeansonne on the Louisiana circuit.
Joy won her second straight with another smart score at Evangeline going long on turf. This filly, who we claimed for only $5000, has won both starts since the claim and this last one at three times what we paid for her.
RACE RECORD: 17 STARTS 6-2-3 $188,777
The Craic is a well-bred daughter of millionaire and quality sire Sidney’s Candy out of a Point Given mare from the immediate family of grade I millionaire Early Pioneer. The filly is a consistent sort, best on synthetic and turf. She’s in the barn of Al Stall for us on the greater Kentucky circuit.
The filly was sixth in the slop in her first start for us off the claim against tough Churchill Downs Allowance Optional fillies.
RACE RECORD: 12 STARTS 2-2-1 $69,110
Quality Asset is well-bred son of Quality Road out of a Touch Gold mare. He was an $85,000 yearling baby. The stretch-runner is now in Kate Demasi’s barn in Pennsylvania.
In his first start off the claim, Quality asset was a bit disappointing in a fifth place finish against a tough Starter Allowance at Parx.
Beauty of Autism
RACE RECORD: 7 STARTS 1-1-2 $10,045
Beauty is a California-bred daughter of multimillionaire sire Richard’s Kid out of an Awesome Again mare. She’s best going two turns and now in the barn of Tim McCanna on the northern California circuit.
Beauty was an improved second in her latest start, despite another wide trip. No match for the impressive winner, she was a determined second and beat a couple she’d not beaten before.
RACE RECORD: 8 STARTS 0-2-1 $17,180
Cutter Helm is a gelded son of Derby winner Super Saver out of a nice Fit to Fight mare. Well-bred, Cutter was a $150,000 Keeneland baby. Now he’s in the barn of Kate Demasi.
In his first start off the claim, Cutter was fourth on the class hike. He got stuck inside and hated it. He should improve now that Kate knows him better.
Better in Leather
RACE RECORD: 30 STARTS 4-5-5 $66,012
Better in Leather is a well-bred daughter of grade I winner and nationally ranked sire Archarcharch, who sired Champion and now quality sire Blame among his four millionaires. The filly is out of a Distorted Humor mare and is a half-sister to an active stakes-placed winner of over $130,000. The filly is now in the barn of Jeff Metz for us.
In her first start off the claim, Better in Leather was second beaten a neck and likely best. She was slow at the break and wide on both turns. Had she caught a break at either spot, she’d likely had won.
Cruzin in Style
RACE RECORD: 11 STARTS 2-1-4 $15,818
Cruzin is an Idaho-bred daughter of Reversal, by Gone West. The consistent filly is now in the barn of Emerald’s leading trainer Jeff Metz.
In her first start off the claim, Cruzin won a thriller by a half-length, making up a lot of ground in the stretch to get up just in time.
RACE RECORD: 0 STARTS 0-0-0 $0
Giant Mesa is a son of grade I millionaire Giant Oak out of a $225,774 winning Sky Mesa mare. The big colt is a Kentucky-bred that we purchased privately at OBS. Some big names pop up in his pedigree, including Derby winner Barbaro. He’ll be in the barn of Justin Jeansonne on the Louisiana circuit.
The colt zipped :21 1/5 in his OBS workout and will enjoy a little break before we get started back up on him. With his strong turf pedigree, he figures to enjoy grass racing.
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