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:  On Friday, Datboygofast seeks big improvement in his race at Evangeline.  Bornonvalentineday faces Allowance Optional fillies going a mile on turf at Golden Gate and should be a top contender.  On Saturday, Oldtoytrain should have a good shot at hitting the board in the $50,000 Breeder’s Derby at Turf Paradise.   On Sunday, Desert Mama and Hotflickarue are likely to go favored in their respective races to start the Emerald season off.  On Wednesday, Fire Lake faces Allowance Optionals at Evangeline going a mile on turf.  

Crossing the line:   On Saturday, we claimed The Craic, a classy sprinting filly, at Oaklawn.   On Wednesday, Ruston Vow was a professional winner at Evangeline, stalking the pace, swinging wide and running down the leader. 

Work tab:    On Friday, Global Nation posted the bullet half from the gate of :48 2/5 at Parx.  On Saturday, Hopeful Joy worked a half in :51 4/5 at Evangeline.  At Lone Star, Wings of Silver went a half in :51.  At Golden Gate, Desert Mama went a half in :50 1/5.  Bornonvalentineday drilled 5 furlongs in 1:02 2/5.  On Tuesday, On the Hassle was fast over 3 furlongs in :35 2/5 at Parx.  At Hawthorne, Mistletoe Miss drilled 5 furlongs in 1:05 2/5.  At Evangeline, Carlsbad worked a solid half in :49 3/5.  At Santa Anita, Conquest Cobra worked an easy half in :50 1/5.  On Wednesday, California Appeal worked 3 furlongs in :39 1/5 at Golden Gate.  At Hawthorne, Boom Box drilled 5 furlongs in 1:03 4/5.

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;

HRC horses race records

2018 Record:        Starts: 39             9-6-7              $153,949        23.1% wins            56.4% 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


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.



Cajun Yankee


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.

Holy Mama


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.  


Boom Box


RACE RECORD:    35  STARTS  6-6-7     $139,326

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 a fast-closing second in his last start, nearly running down the winner in a 5-furlong Starter Optional turf sprint at Hawthorne.  



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

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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.

Mistletoe Miss


RACE RECORD:   3 STARTS  1-0-0    $18,083

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 last as the odds-on favorite in the Arlington feature last time out.  She set a modest pace and looked to be in a good spot turning for home, but came up empty in the final furlong.  

Wings of Silver


RACE RECORD:    12  STARTS   2-2-0    $15,170

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 a distant fourth against the boys in her last start at Sam Houston, running from the back of the pack and unable to close ground down the lane.   

Appealing Resume


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.

Sheza Colonel 

Girls World

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.  

Sir Matador


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.  


Toccet-Cajun Yankee colt July 2015

RACE RECORD:   3 STARTS  0-0-0 $1,355

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 ran an improved fourth at Delta in his last start, rallying from the back.  He should continue to get better with fitness and experience.  

 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:   25 STARTS  7-3-4   $160,639

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 was a disappointing fifth in a Turf Paradise Allowance Optional sprint last time out as the heavy favorite.  He cleared early, but got hooked turning for home and backed up.   

Kaabraaj came out of the race with a knee chip and will have it surgically removed.  He’ll likely return to training during the summer.   



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.  

Desert Mama

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RACE RECORD:   2 STARTS  0-1-0   $2,200

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.

In just her second career start, Desert Mama looked like a winner in midstretch.  She broke well, sat just off the early leaders, moved up on the turn to challenge for the lead and hit the front in upper stretch, but she got tired in the final 100 yards and finished as the runner-up.  



RACE RECORD:   4 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.  

Facing winners for the first time, Nodoubt was outrun and finished last in her most recent start at Delta. She’ll do better next time out against softer company.



RACE RECORD:   9  STARTS  1-1-2   $25,265

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 fifth in the $30,000 Tempe Handicap at Turf Paradise last time out, drifting a bit too far back at the start and unable to recover. 



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.  

Fire Lake


 RACE RECORD:   26 STARTS  7-6-2   $117,580

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 sixth against tough Allowance Optionals at Fair Grounds, setting the pace most of the way around and tiring in the final furlong.   

Raintree Starlet


 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.

California Appeal


 RACE RECORD:   0 STARTS  0-0-0  $0

This cutie is by grade I winner and major sire Yes It’s True out of our $254,000 winner Appealing Resume, by Successful Appeal.  This Cal-bred filly could grow up to be a very good one. 

She’s in the barn of Ed Moger and has completed the initial breaking and training process.



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.  

Cajun Creed

Cajun Creed

RACE RECORD:   11 STARTS  2-4-2  $118,200

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 fifth in the $80,000 Pelican Stakes at Delta last time out.  He was away slowly and that’s a bad thing with the short turns at Delta.  He was able to pass a few horses, but unable to threaten for the top spots.



RACE RECORD:   6 STARTS  2-0-2   $23,970

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 third, beaten 1 1/2 lengths, last time out in a tough Golden Gate Allowance.  She set the pace into the stretch and battled on, but wasn’t quite good enough.  

Global Nation

Gio Ponti

RACE RECORD:   0 STARTS  0-0-0  $0

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.  High hopes for this one.  He’s in Kate Demasi’s barn and currently located in Pennsylvania.

Bold Warrior colt 2017

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RACE RECORD:   0 STARTS  0-0-0  $0

This 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:   19 STARTS  7-5-2  $23,880

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.

Mike was 7th in the Portland Mile Handicap last time out after a wide trip against the best horses on the grounds.  He’ll catch a little freshener now.  

Get Stormy yearling

Get Stormy

RACE RECORD:   0 STARTS  0-0-0  $0

This Illinois-bred filly is by graded stakes winner Get Stormy out of our strong mare Birdie Told Me, making the filly a half to quality runners Boom Box and Mistletoe Miss.  

She’s in the barn of Brian Williamson on the Illinois circuit.  She’ll start the breaking process later this year.

Man Can Dance

Can the man colt

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.

Cats Gulch

Cats Gulch

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.

Pretty Soon


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:  3 STARTS  1-1-0   $38,060

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.

OTH romped by five against Penn National MSWs in her first start for us, coming off the layoff in her three-year-old debut.  She’s got a bright future.  



RACE RECORD:   10 STARTS  3-2-1   $36,365

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 won her second in a row, scoring by a length at Golden Gate after stalking the early pace and hitting the front in midstretch.  

Catty Krys


RACE RECORD:   12 STARTS  3-2-1   $35,880

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 was third as the beaten favorite in her last start, making the lead on the turn for home and then tiring down the lane at Evangeline.  

Ruston Vow



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.   

Fiery Opal



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:   10 STARTS  3-5-0   $137,500

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.

In her first start in HRC colors, Efforting was sixth beaten about five lengths in a tough Allowance Optional.   We may brought her back too soon after her last start.  She’ll get extra time between starts moving forward. 



RACE RECORD:   3 STARTS  1-1-0   $28,600

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.

In the race we claimed him out of, Carlsbad came back off short rest and likely ready for his best.  Still, he ranged up three wide on the turn, made the lead and got nailed late while racing a bit greenly, finishing second.  He should continue to mature and looks like a good claim.  

Conquest Cobra

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RACE RECORD:   20 STARTS  4-4-4   $266,369

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. 

In the race we claimed him out of, Cobra was second behind the odds-on winner, running a big race in his first start in over a year.  He ran great and galloped out super.  He’s got a bright future. 

Hopeful Joy


RACE RECORD:   11 STARTS  1-5-1   $28,220

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.

In the race we claimed her out of, Hopeful ran a good second, getting to the favored winner at the wire.  We won a 5-way shake to get her and tickled to have her in the barn. 

The Craic


RACE RECORD:   16 STARTS  6-2-3   $188,452

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.

In the race we claimed her out of, the filly failed to fire on dirt after getting floated wide on the turn.  She should bounce back with a return to a preferred surface next time out.

Quality Asset

Quality Asset

RACE RECORD:   11 STARTS  2-2-1  $67,670

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 the race we claimed him out of, he rallied from back and despite having to check, still came flying late to run second, well clear of third.  



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