Skip Away filly
RACE RECORD: 0 STARTS 0-0-0 $0
Yearling filly by Skip Away out of Southern Meeting, by General Meeting.
“Skippy” is the first foal out of our mare Southern Meeting, a well-bred daughter of General Meeting. Former Horse of the Year Skip Away is a solid sire and we’re tickled to have one of his daughters in our stable.
We sold this filly at the Barretts Sale in November 2008.
6-year-old broodmare by General Meeting out of Mi Antillana (Arg), by Bid UsSouthern Meeting foaled a gorgeous Decarchy filly on April 10th. Both mare and foal are doing great. The mare has been bred back to graded stakes winner and sire Good Journey and declared in foal.We sold this mare at the Barretts Sale in November 2008.
Rachel’s Verdict (GB)
Rachel’s Verdict is a 7-year-old mare by European Champion Royal Applause, the sire of millionaire Ticker Tape. The first dam is by English Champion Shadeed, sire of Belmont third Alydeed among his best U.S. runners. The mare is a half-sister to stakes-placed Street Code and $193,208 winner Chan. The second dam is $200,500 stakes winner Frederick Street, the producer of 7 stakes horses and granddam of millionaires Magna Graduate and Dollar Bill. She’s a half-sister to $366,013 winner Our Emblem, sire of near Triple Crown winner War Emblem.She is in foal to graded-stakes placed winner Cocky, from the prominent Ribot sire line.We sold this mare at the Tulsa Racing Breed Sale in November.
RACE RECORD: 27 STARTS 5-3-4 $72,786
Turnleftatthelight is a four-year-old son of successful sire Mutakddim out of a Judge TC mare. TLATL is a young, hard knocking sort who has tried a variety of distances and surfaces. He’ll be racing primary in Texas for us.
We sold our stake in our 2008 stakes-placed stable star at a profit and wish him all the best of luck with his current owners.
RACE RECORD: 5 STARTS 0-1-1 $2,550
Three-year-old filly by Lexicon out of Pat on the Back, by Unreal Zeal. Lexicon was a grade II winner of $820,965 on the track and is off to a good start at stud. Diamond’s dam is a winning daughter of Unreal Zeal. Diamond is a half-sister to $200,000-plus stakes winner Jimmy O and another winner of over $100,000.
After two very disappointing efforts at the bottom at Emerald Downs, Diamond was sold to interests who will race her on the Oregon fair circuit and provide a good home for her after her racing days are over.
RACE RECORD: 5 STARTS 0-1-1 $2,550
This big, well-balanced three-year-old filly is by grade I stakes winner Salt Lake, a top sire with 64 stakes winners and over $55 million in progeny earnings. She’s out of an unraced Thunder Gulch mare. Thunder Gulch was a Champion three-year-old after winning the Kentucky Derby. A former leading national sire, he’s sired 69 stakes winners and earners of $66 million.The first dam is a half-sister to Sincerely, a $322,527 grade III stakes winner and grade II stakes producer. The second dam is a $192,513 stakes winner. There is another cross of the mare’s family with Thunder Gulch and it produced grade I stakes placed Thunder Days. The third dam, Furl Sail, was the country’s 1967 Champion three-year-old filly.
RSS ran another big race, going wire-to-wire in winning her second straight and this one against the boys. Unfortunately the filly was claimed away from us.
RACE RECORD: 20 STARTS 1-1-2 $13,006
Every Time was recently picked up through private purchase. He’s a four-year-old son of nationally ranked sire Unbridled’s Song out of the Storm Cat mare Every Cloud. The first dam is a full-sister to grade I stakes winner Missed the Storm and grade 3 stakes winner Green Means Go. This is the family of Champions Chris Evert, Chief’s Crown and Winning Colors and millionaires Sightseek, Tates Creek and Bowman’s Band.
ET ran a disappointing 7th in his final start for HRC as he was claimed away from us. He didn’t show much speed, made a big move on the outside around the turn and then hung in the stretch. We wish his new owners the best of luck in pulling the potential out of this impeccably bred horse.
Miss Rain Dance
RACE RECORD: 4 STARTS 0-0-2 $2,667
Three-year-old filly by Changeintheweather out of A Kiss A Dance, by Majestic Light.This Oklahoma-bred filly is by $441,247 grade I winner Changeintheweather, a son of Gone West. He was the mid-Atlantic’s leading second crop sire last year and sired stakes winner Cold Trial.The filly is out of a Majestic Light mare. Majestic light sired 69 stakes winners and has progeny earnings of over $36 million. The mare has produced three good winners and is out of $205,116 stakes winner Half Time Dancer, by classic winner Gate Dancer. The second dam produced a $100,000 winner and is a full sister to a track record setter and two other stakes horses from a mare who produced 7 winners of $85,000 or more.Miss Rain Dance is being trained by Shane Seaton and his father-in-law Ricky Gustafson, one of the most respected trainers on the Oklahoma circuit.
Sadly, Miss Rain Dance passed away from complications of colic in July 2009.
RACE RECORD: 19 STARTS 2-4-2 $21,642
Siberian Empress is a 7-year-old mare by Siberian Pine, a stakes producing son of Nijinsky II. The filly is out of Deftly’s Reality, a stakes-winning daughter of Gold Crest, a grade I stakes sire. The mare is a half-sister to four $100,000-plus winners and from a very productive family of eight graded stakes winners including Prenup, Giant Wrecker and Yonaguska.She’s in the barn of trainer Shannon Hastings in Texas.
Siberian Empress is back in foal to AP Thunder.
RACE RECORD: 14 STARTS 1-0-3 $14,511
Four-year-old colt by Bandini out of Toogoodtolose, by Silver Buck.He’s out of an unraced daughter of Silver Buck, a grade I winner himself and sire of 40 stakes-winners including near Triple Crown winner Silver Charm.The dam’s other foal is a winner of 5 races in Mexico. The dam is a half-sister to $623,090 grade II winner Whata Brainstorm. One of her other half-sisters produced graded stakes winners Ruler’s Court, $235,900, and Wise River, $285,504 and other useful winners and stakes producers. The second dam is by chef-de-race sire Roberto and is a half sister to $564,950 grade I winner Journey at Sea. There are many quality black-type winners in the family of this impressive looking Kentucky-bred son of major sire Bandini.
Bandit ran a well-beaten fifth in his last start at Portland Meadows. We expected him to hit the board on the class drop and stretchout in this spot, so we’re disappointed.
RACE RECORD: 6 STARTS 3-1-1 $31,580
Three-year-old California-bred daughter of Comic Strip out of Breanna, by Mr Procrastinator.This consistent, hard-knocker is racing in California under the care of Genaro Vallejo.
This sharp filly ran fifth for us in her only HRC start, as she was claimed away in her debut for us.
RACE RECORD: 0 STARTS 0-0-0 $0
Candy is an unraced three-year-old filly by undefeated Champion Candy Ride. The world record holder at a mile, Candy Ride was the country’s 3rd leading freshman sire last year. This Florida-bred filly is out of the $114,060 stakes winning mare Fashion Maven, by Mt Livermore. She’s produced four good winners, including two $100,000 earners. The second dam is by chef-de-race Raise a Native and the third by chef-de-race Prince John. This is the family of graded stakes horses Arowal, Crown Collection, Afleetafair and Crown the Leader.
After a number of minor setbacks, we moved off this well-bred daughter of Candy Ride to pursue other options for our Florida group.
RACE RECORD: 13 STARTS 1-0-2 $5,546
Three-year-old colt by Slew City Slew out of Merry Dream, by Basket Weave
Gavin ran 7th in his most recent start on the drop at Portland. He raced back in the field early, made up some ground around the turn and just didn’t have the needed punch down the stretch in a dull effort.
Gavin was given away after his last start and is enjoying a new home with a friendly family.
RACE RECORD: 13 STARTS 3-3-4 $34,954
Four-year-old gelding by Ochoco out of La Delegada, by Lac Ouimet.
Our stakes-placed four-year-old won two of three starts at Emerald Downs, including a smart win by nearly 3 lengths in his most recent. This handsome chestnut is pointing towards stakes and allowance company at Portland, where he’ll stand tall against Oregon-bred company.
As a tribute to his fine 2008 season that included several stakes placings early in the year at Portland Meadows and two wins from three starts later at Emerald Downs, including a feature race score, Delegocho was recognized as Oregon’s top three-year-old colt or gelding of 2008.
Delegocho was claimed away from us in his last start, a sixth place finish at Portland.
Matty G’s Kid (2009 two-year-old)
Matty is a two-year-old Pennsylvania-bred son of Matty G out Montbrooke Belle, by Montbrook.Matty G, now the top sire in Washington, has sired 8 stakes winners including millionaire My Cousin Matt. This big and strong colt is out of a winning Montbrook mare from a super family. The second is a stakes-placed winner by Vigors and the third dam, by Seattle Slew, is a half-sister to grade I stakes winner Bounding Basque and grade II stakes winner El Basio.
MGK was sold privately after several slow workouts.
RACE RECORD: 6 STARTS 0-0-0 $897
Four-year-old filly by Golden Missile out of Captiva Cat, by Tale of the Cat
We’re thrilled to have this well-bred filly in the stable. She’s by Golden Missile, who stood for $10,000 in Kentucky this year. He won $2.1 million on the track and is a son of AP Indy. He’s sired 7 stakes winners in his first four crops, including several graded stakes winners. She’s out of a $95,000 winning Tale of the Cat mare.
Despite her great pedigre, GTOT never developed as a racehorse and we gave her away.
Her younger half-sister, Eve Giselle, is a stakes star!
RACE RECORD: 1 STARTS 0-0-0 $0
Jesse’s Dance is a three-year-old Washington-bred filly by Decarchy, California’s leading sophomore stallion. She’s out of a $43,000 winner and full sister to $369,000 stakes winner Go.
Jesse was outrun in her only start after several slow workouts. As it was clear she wouldn’t be able to pay her way on the racetrack, she was sold.
RACE RECORD: 6 STARTS 0-0-0 $720
Hiding in the Barrel is a three-year-old Illinois-bred filly by Out of Place out of stakes-placed Barrel Racer, by Western Playboy.This big and strong filly comes from three generations of stakes mares. The first dam earned $111,888 and earned stakes placing at Arlington and never ran for a tag. Her half-brother won over $187,000. The second dam, Miss Delovely, was a stakes winner of $212,170. The third dam, Miss Delilah, was a stakes winner of $104,537.The filly is by solid Kentucky Sire Out of Place, a sire of five stakes winners last year. He was a graded stakes winner of $733,450 on the track and he’s sired 37 stakes winners so far, including millionaire Nightmare Affair.
Another well-bred filly who simply didn’t display her class on the racetrack. She was traded for another prospect.
RACE RECORD: 22 STARTS 7-7-2 $77,910
We claimed this filly out of a winning effort at Golden Gate. She’s by grade I Eclipse Award winner Lit de Justice out of a Cure the Blues mare. She’s in the barn of Jeff Metz.
Veillit won her one and only start for HRC, as she was claimed away from us in her first start off the claim.
She broke well, stalked the pace and outdueled the leaders down the stretch in winning by a long neck at Hollywood in a thrilling race.
She’s in great form and we’ll really miss her.
You Who Miss
RACE RECORD: 13 STARTS 2-3-1 $19,091
You Who Miss is a four-year-old California-bred daughter of grade III stakes winner Roman Dancer out of stakes winner Miss Indiana, by Clever Trick.This is the family of graded stakes horses Fortunate Prospect, Robynhood, $2.4 million winner Mecke and champion older mare $2.7 winner Beautiful Pleasure.You Who is in the barn of northern California trainer Genaro Vallejo.
You Who ran sixth in her last start. She mad a big, sweeping move on the turn to reach contention, but then started drifting out in midstretch and lost position. The jock eased her up in the last 50 yards and she came out of the race with a knee injury. After this career-ending injury, she was retired to be a pleasure horse.
Go Girl Gone
Our 15-year-old mare won over $43,000 on the track and is by good sire Hooched. She’s a full sister to $369,000 stakes winner Go out of the stakes winning Gummo mare named Go Gummo Go.She foaled a handsome Demon Warlock colt, now named Sevon Demons, in mid-April. Both mare and foal are doing great. Go Girl Gone was sold privately shortly after the foal was born.
Siberian Summer two-year-old filly
This gray filly is by good California sire Siberian Summer out of our mare Rachel’s Verdict. The graded-stakes winning sire won over $500,000 and has sired many graded stakes winners including millionaire Dreams of Summer. The dam is by European Champion Royal Applause, sire of millionaire Ticker Tape. The second dam is a $200,000 stakes winner and producer of 7 stakes horses. She’s the granddam of millionaires Dollar Bill and Magna Graduate. The third dam is a half-sister to Our Emblem, sire of War Emblem.
The filly was sold by our pinhooking group as a two-year-old.
RACE RECORD: 17 STARTS 1-3-3 $11,491
Spring Run is a four-year-old California-bred filly by $888,000 grade I stakes winner Avanzado out of a stakes placed mare. We recently bought her through private purchase.She’s bred to go long and should do well on grass. She’s got the sort of pedigree that should result in a sound horse than runs for several years.
Spring Run ran fifth in her last start. She pressed the pace and dropped off contention around the turn in a disappointing effort.
The filly was given away after her last start as her form really fell off and she simply didn’t have the pedigree power to be a broodmare prospect for us.
Northern Cowboy two-year-old colt
We scored on this big, strong two-year-old colt by North Light. North Light, an English Classic winner, earned nearly $2 million including the Epsom Derby and runner up in the Irish Derby. He’s by chef-de-race Danehill.
This Texas-bred colt’s dam is a $75,000 winner by Jade Hunter our of a stakes winning Danzig mare who produced six stakes horses, including three graded stakes performers.
Our colt’s half-sister sold for $210,000 in April and recently broke her maiden smartly in her second start for Bob Baffert against Maiden Special company at Santa Anita.
He was initially pointed towards a pinhook, but didn’t meet the reserve. He was later sold at auction.
RACE RECORD: 18 STARTS 4-2-2 $37,650
This five-year-old California-bred colt is by Momentum, a $660,000 graded stakes winning son of Nureyez. He’s California’s leading freshman sire and has two new track record setters in his first cropHe’s out of a sharp winning daughter of millionaire Event of the Year. This is the young mare’s first foal. Lots of stakes horses under the first two dams and three graded stakes horses under the third dam.
Dance was a hard luck fifth, beaten just a length, in his last race at Golden Gate. He sat back early and came flying late.
Dance was sold privately after his last race.
RACE RECORD: 13 STARTS 2-6-2 $28,056
This four-year-old California-bred filly is by graded stakes winner Popular out of Innocence, by Cox’s Ridge.
Most Pop ran third in her most recent start as the 4-5 odds on favorite at Golden Gate. She broke well, but was pulled about five lengths off the pace and while she rallied down the stretch, fell about a half-length shy at the finish in a less than desirable ride.
She was sold privately after her last start.
Louisiana Light is a Louisiana-bred two-year-old filly by millionaire Tenpins out of a $42,639 winning Bianconi mare.Tenpins ranks in the country’s top 25 second-crop sires with four stakes horses from his first crop. The second dam is a stakes-placed winner by Silver Deputy and the stakes-winning third dam is a half-sister to $622,906 graded-stakes winner Robyn Dancer.
The filly was sold at auction.
No Caller ID (2010 three-year-old)
RACE RECORD: 2 STARTS 0-0-0 $500
No Caller ID is a three-year-old Pennsylvania-bred daughter of King of Scat out of Miss Speed Dial, by Is It True.This mature and athletic filly is an eager trainer and likely to an early starter. She’s by a stakes winner son of Eastern Echo, sire of 8 stakes winners King of Scat. She’s out of a winning daughter of Is It True. Her second dam is a half sister to two stakes winners, including group winner Valuable Witness. The third dam is by legendary Northern Dancer.
No Caller ID finished seventh in her career start. She blew the first turn and managed to stay in contention for 6 of the 8 furlongs before fading down the stretch.
She was sold privately after two disappointing efforts at Aqueduct.
My Man Jake (2010 three-year-old)
RACE RECORD: 2 STARTS 0-0-0 $500
This New York-bred three-year-old colt is by the state’s top sire Freud. A sire of five 2008 stakes winners, Freud is a full brother to top national sire Giant’s Causeway. Freud’s yearlings averaged over $30,000 at sale last year.Jake is out of an unraced Cryptoclearance mare. Cryptoclearance is a grade I winner and grade I sire. The dam has produced three New York winners, including current campaigners including $60,000 winner Waltz to the Blues and a 2008 MSW winner at Aqueduct.The bottom side of this pedigree is highlighted by the third dam, a Storm Bird mare (sire of Storm Cat) who produced a nice stakes winner and a stakes producer and the fourth dam, by chef-de-race sire Round Table. This dam has produced 12 graded stakes horses including three-time national Champion Tosmah and leading national sire Halo.
Jake was sold privately prior to his debut.
RACE RECORD: 20 STARTS 6-4-2 $104,090
Huntersrunaway is a four-year-old Texas-bred son of Hollycombe out of the Runaway Groom mare Runaway Nancy.As a rapidly improving three-year-old on the Texas racing circuit, we recently purchased a stake in Hunter through his owner/trainer Danny Pish, one of the top conditioners in the region.Hunter loves to route and has a great record going long, including a recent fast closing second place finish in the $125,000 Texas Stallion Stakes.
Hunter ran another awesome race in his last, getting up in the final jump to win by a head in tough Allowance company at Lone Star.
This was up against a solid field of veteran stakes and allowance company horses going a flat mile on the grass. It might be Hunter’s best effort to date.
Sadly, Huntersrunaway passed away suddenly a few days after his last race. He suffered an aneurysm and died in Danny’s barn.
RACE RECORD: 21 STARTS 2-3-2 $31,339
Wild Hunter is a five-year-old son of Jade Hunter out of a Wild Again mare. His sire, Jade Hunter, is the sire of such notable horses like $4,079,820 Breeder’s Cup winner Azeri, million dollar winner Yagli, winner of $916,175 Stuka, etc. The dam is by Breeder’s Cup classic winner Wild Again and has produced a $130,000-plus winner Minnesota Pitch and several other good winners. The second dam, a daughter of Le Febuleux, has produced two stakes winners and the third dam, a stakes-winner herself, produced four stakes horses including $504,519 graded winner Crackedbell. This is the family of $946,190 grade 2 winner Gene’s Lady.
Hunter ran 11th in his most recent and last start for HRC. He showed some early speed, but quickly dropped out of it in another dull effort. His racing days with us are over.
RACE RECORD: 21 STARTS 3-0-1 $37,386
Daniel’s Magic is an Illinois-bred four-year-old colt by millionaire Western Playboy out of the Cryptoclearance mare Chiawa. The second dam is a stakes-winner by chef-de-race Vice Regent and the third is likewise a stakes-winner.
DM ran fourth in his most recent effort. He was well back early, closed some ground but was unable to threaten the leaders.
Daniel’s Magic was sold privately shortly after this last race with us.
The first foal from HRC mare Daleo’s Angel, this cute and bouncy three-year-old filly is by Rage, a $180,000 stakes-placed son of Gulch. Royally-bred and a speedy sort who tore up New York in his heyday, Rage is by $3 million winner Gulch out of $822,948 GI stakes winner Waya.Daleo’s Angel is our young 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.
Raging Silver was removed from training and sold as a polo horse prospect.
RACE RECORD: 57 STARTS 9-9-10 $189,849
Eight-year-old California-bred gelding by High Brite out of Bobbie Jane, by Moscow Ballet.Bobby is a classy, older horse who has won some good races in his time. He loves the synthetics, likes turf racing, but despises dirt surfaces, finishing off the board in his last 5 dirt tries.
Bobby ran another solid race in his last effort, finishing third at Golden Gate. He broke well, but was outrun for the early lead. He pushed the pace, but was unable to close ground down the lane and was beaten about two lengths. He was claimed away from us out of the race.
Above the Beyond
RACE RECORD: 5 STARTS 0-0-0 $525
Above the Beyond is a Massachusetss-bred four-year-old colt by graded stakes winner Mayakovsky out of a winning Pentelicus mare.
“Bullwinkle” was up the track again in his last start, this time on the big class drop.
My Bright Caroline
RACE RECORD: 13 STARTS 1-3-2 $45,808
My Bright Caroline is a big, strong Cal-bred four-year-old filly by High Brite out of a $142,000 stakes-placed Mi Cielo mare.High Brite was a grade II stakes winner of $1.1 million and sired atleast 44 stakes winners and earners of over $34 million.
Caroline ran a good second at Hollywood in her most recent start, rallying form the off the pace to get up just in time for the place spot. Suprisingly, she was claimed away from us.
Still Running Stag
RACE RECORD: 5 STARTS 0-0-0 $500
This Texas-bred is by $1.6 million grade II stakes winner Running Stag out of a winning Leo Castelli mare. The gelding is a half-brother to stakes-placed April’s Picture.
Stag was beaten 9 lengths in his last start after breaking slow. He needs to get on track in order to move forward.
RACE RECORD: 5 STARTS 0-0-0 $1,050
This three-year-old Florida bred is in the barn of Jeff Metz in southern California. She’s by High Cotton, a graded stakes winner whose first crop of babies at the races this year are doing fantastic. He ranks 8th on the national freshman sire list is the sire of grade I Hopeful winner Currency Swap.The filly is out of a winning End Sweep mare and is a half sister to a $45,096 stakes-placed colt and another winner over $180,000. The first dam is a half-sis to graded stakes winner of $729,888 Arch Hall.
Kandie was up the track again in her most recent start and we’ll be pulling the plug on her racing career.
RACE RECORD: 37 STARTS 8-7-4 $111,664
We claimed this one out of a winning effort at Hollywood, her fourth score in a row.She’s an older mare by Mr Broad Blade out of a Prized mare.
Twodollars ran last in what was likely the final race of her career as it appears she’s lost the desire to compete.
RACE RECORD: 5 STARTS 0-3-1 $10,910
We’re really excited about this one. This striking filly is by graded stakes-winner Rockport Harbor. He was the country’s 7th leading freshman sire and is 6th on the national second-crop sire list.We purchased this filly privately after the Barretts Sale at a big discount to his two-year-old sales average of $80,000.The filly is out of a winning and producing Silver Deputy mare, who is a half-sister to a $160,000 stakes-placed winner and out of a $134,000 stakes-winning Nasty and Bold mare.She’s in the barn of Armando Lage.
Silverport ran third in her last start as the odds-on favorite at Golden Gate. She broke slower than usual and took several strides to gain momentum after flashing keen speed in previous starts. She gained a threatening position turning for home, but flattened out late.
RACE RECORD: 25 STARTS 7-2-3 $52,183
This six-year-old Kentucky bred filly was claimed by us at Pleasanton for southern California.She’s by grade I winning millionaire The Cliff’s Edge out of a $159,090 stakes-placed mare. The second dam was a $236,944 stakes-winner and produced two additional stakes-placed winners over $150,000 each.She’s in the barn of trainer Jeff Metz.
The filly ran fifth in her last start, a 4 1/2 furlong dash at Los Alimitos. She was outsprinted early, tried coming around horses and the wide trip likely cost her a few placings.
She was claimed out of the race from us.
RACE RECORD: 38 STARTS 11-10-6 $119,481
Two Violins is a six-year-old Florida-bred sprinter who fires nothing but bullets with a high win percentage and nearly 60% in the exacta.A son of three Wonders, he’s in the barn of Jeff Metz.
Two Violins ran a good third in his most recent start at Turf Paradise, but was claimed away from us unexpectedly.
RACE RECORD: 15 STARTS 1-3-4 $74,935
Cosset is a five-year-old daughter of Mizzen Mast, a grade I winner and high quality sire. She’s out of a Machiavellian mare from a strong family.
The filly ran last in her most recent start. She battled through very fast fractions early, still had the lead turning for home and held on well until the eighth pole and then faded.
The Deuce is Loose
RACE RECORD: 20 STARTS 4-3-3 $68,658
Deuce is a five-year-old Louisiana-bred gelding by Native Regent. He’s a hard-knocking, versatile type who can sprint or route on grass or dirt.He’s in the barn of Mike Burgess.
Deuce ran second in his sole HRC start as he was claimed in his first start off the claim from us.
He nearly went wire-to-wire in his race at Fair Grounds, getting worn down just at the wire.
RACE RECORD: 10 STARTS 3-1-0 $27,308
Goldandsilver is a Texas-bred three-year-old homebred by Gold Legend out of our Silver Charm mare Daleo’s Angel.Gold Legend is by Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew out of Champion Gold Beauty. He’s been one of Texas’ leading sires for years. Our colt is big, well-boned dark brown colt who will likely turn gray like his dam.
GAS was claimed away from us in his last start. In that race, he was closer to the pace early than usual and he retreated throughout, beaten over 15 lengths at the wire.
RACE RECORD: 6 STARTS 1-0-2 $5,035
We purchased this five-year-old Texas-bred colt privately. He’s by a son of Storm Cat, Karen’s Cat out of a Hawk Attack mare from the immediate family of grade I winners JO Tobin and Mysterious.This big, lanky chestnut has a good way of going and appears to have a bright future. He’s in the barn of Shannon Hastings.
Ford’s Cat was dull in his return to the races, trailing throughout against a modest field at Houston. He’ll need to pick it up next time out.
AP Thunder-Siberian Empress yearling colt
Our first foal of 2011 is this handsome colt by AP Thunder, a son of Thunder Gulch, out of Siberian Empress. The Oklahoma-bred colt should love the turf when he grows up.
The colt will eventually be in the barn of Shannon Hastings.
RACE RECORD: 11 STARTS 1-2-5 $11,428
We purchased this four-year-old Washington-bred privately after his first three races at Golden Gate. He’s by promising young sire Private Gold out of a Country Light mare. He’s a half-brother to $169,000 winner Soft Lite.
Commuter suffered a bowed tendon in his most recent start and has been retired from racing. It’s a shame as he was such a consistent, hard-trying type and had run a good really good races in a row.
Roman Ruler yearling filly
This filly was purchased from the January Keeneland sale for the sole purpose of pinhooking her in July or September. She’s a big, striking daughter of grade II winning millionaire Roman Ruler.As a young sire, he ranked second nationally on the third crop sire list in 2011. He sired five stakes winner last year, including Belmont winner and millionaire Ruler on Ice.This Ontario-bred filly is out of a stakes-placed winner of $124,258. She’s a half-sister to two stakes horses each over $200,000. The second and third dams were also stakes winners.
The filly sold at a loss. We think that Roman Ruler’s flat year and the lack of progression from the dam’s side were the main contributors.
Bee Eff Eff
RACE RECORD: 4 STARTS 0-1-0 $8,656
Our former HRC mare Southern Meeting’s second foal is a beautiful four-year-old filly by Decarchy, a solid young sire. Southern Meeting is by General Meeting out of a stakes-winning dam, so this filly has some solid credentials in her pedigree.
Bee Eff Eff has been retired from racing after suffering another tendon injury.
RACE RECORD: 18 STARTS 3-6-3 $109,527
Our first homebred stakes winner, Winter Warlock is a big, strong Washington-bred four-year-old by Washington Champion Demon Warlock out of our stakes-winning mare Royal Snowflight.
Winter ran a super second in his most recent start at Golden Gate, stalking the early pace, taking the lead turning for home and just failing to last.
Most unfortunately, Winter was recently put down after suffering from a rapidly progression of laminitis. This horse with the hear of a champion will be sorely missed.
Boogie to Seattle
RACE RECORD: 9 STARTS 1-1-1 $12,567
Boogie to Seattle is arguably the best pedigree in the stable. She’s by grade I winner of $1.7 million Bluegrass Cat out of an Unbridled’s Song mare. The four-year-old filly is a half-sister to a $241,000 stakes winner. The second dam was a $945,000 grade I stakes winner.
Boogie was retired from racing after developing as a three-year-old. She was a special two-year-old, but failed to repeat that good form.
She sold in foal to Big Brown at the November 2012 Keeneland sale.
RACE RECORD: 30 STARTS 6-7-8 $342,374
Adam’s Time is a high-quality broodmare. She’s a big, Kentucky-bred mare by grade I winning Champion Gilded Time, who sired 58 stakes winners and earners of $47 million.The mare won or placed in six stakes and has produced four winners from six starters by the likes of Tale of the Cat and Smart Strike.The first dam is a winner by Turkoman and produced another stakes horse and stakes producer. The second dam is by chef-de-race sire Graustark and produced four stakes horses, two of them grade II stakes winners. The third dam is a full-sister to chef-de-race Roberto.
Adam’s Time foaled a healthy Closing Argument filly on April 29th in Illinois. Closing Argument has been a top-10 sire in his class each of his first three years at stud.
The mare is in foal grade I winner Student Council. She has been sold privately.
Knockya Lights Out
RACE RECORD: 18 STARTS 2-2-2 $35,984
Knockya Lights out is a three-year-old son of Toolighttoquit out of a Zarbyev mare. He’s a hard-knocking Louisiana-bred in the barn of Mike Burgess.
KLO ran 7th in his last start at Fair Grounds. He broke awkwardly and was outrun from there in another dull effort.
First to Bingo
RACE RECORD: 25 STARTS 4-3-4 $113,808
Bingo is a five-year-old Louisiana-bred by grade II stakes winner Van Nistelrooy out of a $158,000 stakes-placed Dynaformer mare.This stakes-placed veteran is in the barn of Mike Burgess.
Bingo injured his ankle and ran last in his most recent start, an Allowance test at Louisiana Downs.
We are waiting more details on the injury before deciding next steps.
RACE RECORD: 12 STARTS 2-2-4 $65,130
Ultimate Decision is a four-year-old Kentucky-bred son of Rock Hard Ten out of a stakes-placed Black Tie Affair mare. Rock Hard Ten was a grade I winning millionaire and is a top 50 sire.The gelding is Vann Belvoir’s barn in southern California.
Ultimate Decision ran second in his only HRC start, first off the claim, at Hollywood. We took him out of his previous race at $20,000 and he ran second at $25,000 and was claimed away. It was a short, but good run with him.
RACE RECORD: 8 STARTS 2-0-3 $18,476
Birdie is a three-year-old son of Game Plan out of a winning Wild Deputy mare. We claimed Birdie and he went back to the barn of Ed Moger who lost him in his big maiden score.
Birdie ran fifth, beaten four lengths, in his most recent start at Pleasanton. He moved up around the turn to be in striking distance, but was flat down the lane. He was claimed away from us out of the race, too.
Make Mine Remy
RACE RECORD: 17 STARTS 4-4-0 $47,469
Make Mine Remy is a four-year-old old filly by grade I stakes winner and Champion sire Hennessy. A former $85,000 Keeneland yearling, this well-bred filly out of an English mare has several graded stakes horses in her female line.The filly is in Tim McCanna’s barn.
Remy ran a close fourth against a very solid field of $5000 claimers at Golden Gate and was claimed away from us.
RACE RECORD: 24 STARTS 1-2-5 $28,966
White Thunder is a five-year-old New York-bred colt by Wiseman’s Ferry out of a winning Pentelicus mare.
Thunder flopped in his most recent start, a sprint at Calder. He got shuffled back at the start, but never ran a step after that as he lost by 25 lengths.
RACE RECORD: 19 STARTS 8-2-7 $128,837
This handsome son of Vronsky loves to win and is as consistent as they come. He’s a real fighter. He’s in the barn of trainer Vann Belvoir.
Vronsky won first off the claim for us at Santa Anita and was claimed back by his prior connections.
RACE RECORD: 21 STARTS 3-5-1 $72,242
Asset Play is a 7-year-old Kentucky-bred son of Seeking the Gold out of an AP Indy mare. Seeking the Gold was grade I stakes winner of over two million on the race track and a quality sire. Asset’s dam was graded stakes-placed.Asset Play is in Vann Belvoir’s barn.
Asset Play suffered a catastrophic breakdown in his last race at Santa Anita. The horse had trained well and the breakdown came as a shocking surprise. May he rest in peace.
RACE RECORD: 43 STARTS 7-8-7 $134,680
Royal Import is a six-year-old English-bred gelding by quality European sire Royal Applause. He’s in the barn of Vann Belvoir.
Royal won his last start and was claimed away from us. He rallied into a threatening position turning for home and under a good ride, shifted inside and exploded late to win drawing away.
RACE RECORD: 32 STARTS 4-8-4 $71,418
Five-year-old Liquid Asset was purchased by our trainer Ed Moger at Keeneland off his good looks and conformation first and foremost, but supported by a good pedigree he’s a strong prospect.He’s by grade I winner of $661,760 Consolidator, who is the country’s 15th leading second crop sire. He’s out of Meadow Slipper, a $49,612 winner by El Prado. Meadow Slipper is a half-sister to three stakes horses, including sire Storm Boot. The second dam is by Mr Prospector and is a half sister to five stakes horses including sires Topsider, War of Words and graded stakes winner Brogan. The third dam is a $493,738 stakes winner by Round Table.
LA ran a close third in his most recent start at Golden Gate and was claimed away from us. He had a good, long run with us and we wish his new connections all the best.
RACE RECORD: 14 STARTS 2-2-2 $14,507
This big, strong four-year-old colt is by grade II stakes winner of $658,794 Trail City. After producing a couple of promising crops with several good stakes horses, Trail City died prematurely. His average per start compares favorably to Washington’s top sires.He’s out of $84,635 winner Sentimental Secret, by graded stakes winner Maudlin. She’s produced a good winner of $38,202 in 8 starts with Potluck Prize.Bob Meeking is training him for us.
Sentimento finished fourth, beaten six, in his most recent try at Portland. His form has fallen off over the last four starts.
RACE RECORD: 6 STARTS 1-0-0 $3,645
This attractive Oregon-bred three-year-old colt is by Washington’s leading sire Matty G out of our stakes-placed mare Maxie’s Night Cap.Both the sire and dam were best at two, so this little fella could grow up to be a special youngster.He was foaled March 31st at Oakhurst Thoroughbred Farm in Oregon.
Max was fifth in his most recent start at Portland. He broke on top, chased the pace into the lane and tired.
RACE RECORD: 83 STARTS 14-17-12 $173,366
Black Giraffe is by El Corredor, a grade I stakes winner himself, and the sire of five grade I stakes winners and consistently in the top 50 sires nationally. She’s out of Saint Ballado mare who is a half-sister to $1.6 million winner Showing Up among other stakes horses.
BG chased the leader early, made a bid for the lead in upper stretch and just flattened out late to be fourth beaten 1 1/2 lengths for all of it in her final career start.
She foaled a colt by millionaire The Cliff’s Edge in March.
RACE RECORD: 11 STARTS 0-0-2 $3,950
This good looking four-year-old son of multi-millionaire Borrego is out of a strong female family. Borrego, a grade I winner, is one of the country’s promising young sires.The colt is out of a Mt Livermore who is a full or half-sister to three stakes horses, including $489,002 winner Royal Assault. The second dam is grade II millionaire Fit For a Queen.
BI ran fifth in his most recent try at Arlington. He’s had plenty of chances and just isn’t good enough at this time for this circuit.
MY HONKYTONK ANGEL
RACE RECORD: 17 STARTS 1-4-1 $14,332
This four-year-old daughter of grade II stakes Preachinatthebar out of $124,000 stakes-placed Mattie M is a Texas-bred in the barn of Danny Pish.
Honkytonk suffered a suspensory injury in training after her last race and has been retired from racing.
OUR BLACK BEAUTY
RACE RECORD: 10 STARTS 1-2-1 $16,020
Our Black Beauty is a three-year-old California-bred daughter of Marino Marini out of a Mercedes Won mare.The filly is in Ed Moger’s barn.
Black Beauty was last in another dull effort, this time trying two turns for the first time. She ran with the leaders to the top of the stretch and stopped.
RACE RECORD: 25 STARTS 5-4-1 $68,196
This five-year-old daughter of triple millionaire Albert the Great out of a $109,315 stakes-placed mare is a turf route specialist. She’s in the barn of Mike Burgess on the Louisiana circuit.
Great Bluff won a thriller in her last race, a Starter Allowance Optional at Louisiana Downs. She trailed behind a slow early pace, but swung wide around horses and came roaring down the stretch to grind out a head victory in the final strides.
Unfortunately, Great Bluff was claimed away from us in this race. We wish her new connections the best of luck with this nice filly.
RACE RECORD: 10 STARTS 1-2-1 $32,860
We claimed this one out of her career debut at Santa Anita. She’s by grade I millionaire Attius out of stakes-placed Absolute Nectar. The filly is a half-sister to $344,000 grade II stakes winner California Nectar.This Cal-bred filly is in the barn of Vann Belvoir.
Nectar ran sixth in her most recent start at Hollywood. She displaced her tongue again and is likely to undergo medical treatment to resolve the issue. She’ll be on the sidelines for awhile, but should come back as good as new.
Nectar was sold privately after her last race.
MACK’S GOLD BULLET
RACE RECORD: 26 STARTS 7-2-2 $81,177
Mack is a four-year-old Washington-bred gelding by Private Gold out of a Maria’s Mon mare.He won a stakes as a two-year-old at Emerald Downs and is blessed with speed. He’s in the barn of Mike Chambers at Turf Paradise and heading to Tim McCanna at Emerald.
Mack won his last race by five easy lengths at Portland Meadows and was claimed away from us.
RACE RECORD: 17 STARTS 2-1-6 $118,212
Husband’s Folly is a small, but powerful stretch running son on Decarchy out of a quality Atticus mare. He’s in Vann Belvoir’s barn on the southern California circuit. The talented runner has overcome a few issues and should be back in the groove shortly.
Folly was fourth after threatening in the season open at Del Mar and was claimed away from us.
RACE RECORD: 20 STARTS 3-3-3 $60,507
This four-year-old Louisiana-bred gelding is by grade I winning millionaire Lion Tamer. He’s in the barn of Sammy Breaux on the Louisiana circuit.
Second Lion suffered a catastophic breakdown in his most recent at Delta. It was a heartbreaking loss of such a fun and enjoyable horse. We’ll miss him dearly. It is our first loss on the track covering about 950 races. RIP Second Lion.
EBONY N ICE
RACE RECORD: 26 STARTS 7-2-5 $130,081
This six-year-old Tribunal mare won a big stakes as a youngster and still has plenty of talent. We claimed her at Hollywood and she’s in Jeff Bonde’s barn.
Ebony ran third in her only start for us, a strong effort at Del Mar where she rallied from off the pace and finished fast. She was claimed away from us.
RACE RECORD: 20 STARTS 4-4-1 $85,242
This four-year-old Florida-bred filly is by graded stakes winner of $998,960 Congrats, former Champion Freshman Sire and sire of millionaire Turbulent Descent among his many stakes winners. The filly is a half-sister to stakes-placed $193,340 winner Pulsion. The filly is in the barn of Jeff Bonde.
Spring Breeze won her only race for us in a smashing 7-length romp at Del Mar. In addition to the big purse, she’ll get the ship-and-win bonus. She was claimed away from us, though, which is shame as she’s a very talented filly.
RACE RECORD: 5 STARTS 3-2-0 $34,000
Space Runner is a three-year-old Cal-bred gelding by Trapper out of a Richly Blended mare. He’s got good, tactical speed and should have a bright future. We claimed him at Pleasanton and he’s in Vann Belvoir’s barn now.
Space Runner went wire-to-wire for us in his first start off the claim in a big win at Del Mar. We lost him via claiming, but did double up our money on the claim plus the huge win purse in the three weeks we had him.
ROCKET TO THE SKY
RACE RECORD: 17 STARTS 5-4-2 $87,220
Rocket is a five-year-old son of Lone Star Sky and a very versatile horse able to handle any surface. He’s really come into his own in 2013 with over $50,000 in earnings when we claimed him in July. He’s in the barn of Danny Pish.
Rocket was third in his first race off the claim for us in a tough Allowance Optional at Louisiana Downs and was claimed away from us. He rallied into a threatening position turning for home and then flattened out down the lane.
RACE RECORD: 40 STARTS 9-4-4 $153,302
Storm Half is a six-year-old son of Storm and a Half out of a Herat mare. He’s on the Louisiana circuit and in the barn of Danny Pish. He’s a versatile sprinter in very good form.
Storm Half ran a good third in his first start off the claim for us, jumping up in class and back in distance and switching to turf. Unfortunately, he got claimed away from us. We did appreciate a nice profit on him in the three weeks we had him, though.
RACE RECORD: 7 STARTS M-2-3 $31,390
Concorde West is a three-year-old colt by Concorde’s Tune out of a Montbrook mare. We claimed him at Del Mar and he’s in Jeff Bonde’s barn on the southern California circuit.
The colt ran second in his first start off the claim for us after leading for the first half-mile in his race at Del Mar. Unfortunately, he was claimed away from us first time out.
RACE RECORD: 21 STARTS 3-4-5 $108,478
Ribot is a four-year-old Cal-bred daughter of Roar that we claimed at Santa Rosa. She’s in Vann Belvoir’s barn.
Ribot ran fifth in her first off the claim for us at Del Mar and was claimed away from us. We wish her new connections the best of luck with her.
RACE RECORD: 37 STARTS 6-8-5 $129,330
Marine Fog is a six-year-old Cal-bred son of Marino Marini out of a Huckster mare. He’s a versatile horse able to run a number of distances and surfaces. We claimed Marine Fog at Del Mar and he’s in Jeff Bonde’s barn.
Marine Fog won his only start for us, scoring a thrilling head victory at Del Mar with Bejarano up. Unfortunately, he was claimed away from us.
RACE RECORD: 17 STARTS 3-2-2 $34,837
Cajun d’Oro is a four-year-old LA-bred gelding by Medaglia d’Oro. He’s a talented youngster on the Louisiana circuit and trained for us by Sam Breaux.
Cajun scored an impressive win for us first off the claim in his race at Delta, but was claimed away from us.
MILLIONS OF CATS
RACE RECORD: 9 STARTS 3-1-1 $40,675
Cats is a three-year-old Louisiana-bred daughter of Lion Heart out of an AP Indy mare. She’s done well on dirt and turf and looks to have a bright future. We were fortunate to win a shake and claim her. She’s in Sam Breaux’s barn.
Cats popped and stopped in her her most recent try at Delta. She came out of the race with bad knees and it’s likely she’s run her last race.
Cajun scored an impressive win for us first off the claim in his race at Delta, but was claimed away from us.
GHOST N YOUR HEART
RACE RECORD: 16 STARTS 5-1-3 $88,340
Ghost is a five-year-old Cal-bred mare by E Dubai, a grade II stakes winner of over $920,000 and sire of Breeder’s Cup Classic winner Fort Larned. She’s out of a productive Belong to Me mare. She’s in the barn of Vann Belvoir on the southern California circuit.
Ghost won first off the claim for us at Santa Anita, but was claimed away from. She got a very smart ride from Chantal Sutherland to save ground, swing wide and gun down the leaders in deep stretch.
RACE RECORD: 40 STARTS 13-5-6 $218,407
This seven-year-old Kentucky-bred mare is by grade II stakes winner of $654,681 Successful Appeal. He was the country’s Champion freshman sire and now the country’s 68th ranked leading sire with 9 2009 stakes winners to his credit.She’s out of Emerald Downs stakes winner of $61,038 Strong Credentials and is a half-sister to stakes-placed Restless Missile. The second dam is a $205,237 stakes winner by Vice Regent.
AR pulled another trick out of her sleeve with an impressive 3/4 length score in her most recent at Santa Anita, rallying from off the pace under a well-timed ride by Bejarano. Most unfortunately, she was claimed away from us this time. We’d run her with good success for over four years.
RACE RECORD: 39 STARTS 6-11-8 $145,593
We claimed this well-bred six-year-old filly by Lemon Drop Kid at Fair Grounds. She’s out of a Spinning World mare and the filly has a super turf record and does her best work routing. She’s in the barn of Mike Burgess.
Kidding came running late in her last race and finished third, beaten about a length at Retama. She was claimed away from us in that one. She’s been a great horse to own. Lots of wins, good purse money and a lovely filly to have in the barn. We’ll miss her.
RACE RECORD: 58 STARTS 9-22-5 $201,075
Spark Plug is a stakes-placed Texas-bred by Valid Expectations out of $149,991 stakes-winner Belle Visage. He’s a full sister to $210,000 stakes-winner Camille’s Appeal.
Sparky was a dull 7th in his most recent start at Houston, but it was coming off a 9-week layoff. The classy, old timer should improve with this one under his belt.
RACE RECORD: 4 STARTS 0-0-0 $334
Royal Demon is a Washington-bred three-year-old homebred by Demon Warlock out of our mare Reasonably Royal. The mare has been a rock solid producer.
Royal was a well-beaten sixth in his most maiden try at Turf Paradise. He was outrun early, passed one horse around the turn but had no punch down the stretch in a disappointing effort. After four disappointing efforts, Royal has been retired from racing.
RACE RECORD: 28 STARTS 2-11-4 $105,508
This five-year-old Louisiana-bred daughter of Wildcat Shoes out of a Joyeux Danseur mare. She’s a consistent stayer and is in the barn of Sam Breaux on the Louisiana circuit.
Danseur was a well-beaten 7th in her most recent race at Delta Downs. She sat midpack early, but failed to rally and eventually faded down the stretch. It was her second poor effort in a row, so we’ll likely be looking to do something different next time.
mile high bunk
RACE RECORD: 23 STARTS 3-3-2 $36,638
Mile High Bunk is a five-year-old Cal-bred filly on the Emerald/Turf Paradise circuit. She’s by California speed sire Jet West out of an Arch mare. She’s in the barn of Jeff Metz.
Mile High couldn’t close into a slow pace in her most recent race at Golden Gate, but it was an improved effort and it looks like under more favorable circumstances she might fit better at Golden Gate. unfortunately, Mile High came out of her last race in rough shape and she’s been retired from racing.
RACE RECORD: 59 STARTS 11-9-6 $302,175
Old-timer Bluehard is a well-bred son of Smart Strike out of a Maria’s Mon mare. This former stakes winner is now on the Louisiana circuit and trained by Sam Breaux for us. He’s a hard knocker who can sprint or route.
The classy veteran romped by 8 lengths at Delta in his first start for us off the claim, going wire-to-wire in impressive fashion. Unfortunately, he was claimed away from us.
RACE RECORD: 0 STARTS 0-0-0 $0
This Texas-bred two-year-old is by grade II stakes winner Unbridled Energy out of a $61,000 winning Bates Motel mare who is a full sister to a stakes-winner. The mare has produced two good Allowance winners and this colt is bred to run long on any surface.
Synergetic died suddenly in his pasture, likely due to rapid colic or a cardiac event. It was a stunning blow for this promising youngster.
RACE RECORD: 11 STARTS 1-3-0 $22,410
Ronda Michelle is a four-year-old LA-bred daughter of Student Council out of a More Than Ready mare. The filly is bred to go long and that’s what she does best. We claimed her at Delta and she’s in the barn of trainer Sam Breaux.
Ronda was second, beaten a neck, as the beaten favorite in her first start off the claim for us. Unfortunately she was claimed away, too.
RACE RECORD: 87 STARTS 2-1-1 $22,956
Honey Butter is a four-year-old LA-bred filly by Ide out of a Salt Lake mare. We claimed her at Delta and plan to stretch her out to longer races. She’s in the barn of Sam Breaux now and we expect she’ll improve right from the start..
The filly ran a clunker on short rest in her most recent start at Delta, finishing sixth after two super efforts. Unfortunately, she was claimed away from us in this race. .
RACE RECORD: 19 STARTS 4-2-4 $56,863
Repentacious is a four-year-old Louisiana-bred daughter of Repent out of a Regal Classic mare. The filly is a half-sister to $315,000 stakes horse Uphold the Humor. We claimed her at Fair Grounds and she’s now in the barn of trainer Sam Breaux.
Repentacious bounced back with a big effort, missing in a head bobber by a nose in her last race at Fair Grounds. Unfortunately, the filly was claimed away from us.
RACE RECORD: 14 STARTS 3-2-2 $43,710
Favor is a Kentucky-bred daughter of Eavesdropper out of a Regal Intention mare. She’s a stalking sprinter who has strung a couple very strong races together. We claimed her at Fair Grounds and she’s now in the barn of trainer Sam Breaux.
Favor was outrun in a fifth place finish in her first start for us off the claim at Fair Grounds. The race was developed slowly and that hurt our stretch runner’s chances. She was claimed away from us, as well.
RACE RECORD: 17 STARTS 3-4-3 $139,550
Candy is a five-year-old Cal-bred gelded son of Marino Marini out of a stakes winning Seattle Bound mare. He’s a talented turf sprinter now in the barn of Vann Belvoir on the southern California circuit.
Candy ran third in his first start off the claim for us, missing by 3/4 of a length in a tough high level claimer and was claimed away from us.
RACE RECORD: 6 STARTS 2-2-2 $39,155
Kingston Terrace is a four-year-old filly by Champion Johannesburg out of a stakes-placed Carson City mare. Both the top and bottom of this family are rock solid and this lightly-raced filly looks to have a bright future. She’ll be running in Louisiana through Sam Breaux’ barn and in Texas through Danny Pish’s stable.
Kingston ran a great race for us first off the claim, leading nearly all the way in a mid-level sprint at Fair Grounds. She lost the win photo by a head and was unfortunately claimed away from us.
RACE RECORD: 33 STARTS 6-9-7 $172,311
Richmar is a 7-year-old gelding by Lone Star Sky out of a Devil’s Bag mare. He’s a fast and talented sprinter who has run some very fast races in his career. He’s struggled with soundness issues, but we rolled the dice and claimed him at Delta. He’s in the barn of Sam Breaux now.
Richmar ran another good race, finishing second at Evangeline in his most recent start. He was claimed away from us in this one. He ran three very good races in the short time we had him.
RACE RECORD: 48 STARTS 10-7-4 $326,464
Idefromthebayou is a 7-year-old Louisiana-bred son of Ide out of a Seattle Song mare. This former stakes winner likes going long and is adept at both dirt and turf. He’s in the barn of trainer Danny Pish now.
In his first start off the claim, Idefromthebayou hopped at the start to be away 3-4 lengths behind the field. He got a patient ride and was allowed to settle and move his way up slowly. He came flying down the lane and finished fast to get third. Unfortunately, he was claimed away from us.
RACE RECORD: 15 STARTS 2-2-1 $12,073
Demonaire is a well-bred five-year-old Washington-bred filly.This filly is also by $278,000 stakes winner and Washington Champion Demon Warlock out of stakes winner Sendie’s Value. Our filly is a half-sister to Washington two-year-old Champion Casino Lights from a family full of local stakes horses.
Demonaire was a dull fourth in her most recent race at Portland after racing wide on the turn and running flat down the lane. Hopefully it’s a toss out race and she can bounce back next time. She has been sold privately.
Stakes winner Reasonably Royal is a broodmare by Petersburg out of stakes winner Royal Touch, by Royal Knight.On the racetrack, Reasonably Royal was a stakes winner of $60,664. She won or placed in nine small stakes. All six of her starters have won with several useful winners near $50,000 in earnings.
Her daughter Royal Snowflight was a minor stakes winner and is the producer of Winter Warlock, our homebred stakes winner. He’s by Washington Champion and red hot sire Demon Warlock, so this is the same family cross. She produced her final foal, a Demon Warlock filly, this year.
Light of Mercy
RACE RECORD: 20 STARTS 1-1-1 $29,788
Light of Mercy is a six-year-old colt by grade I stakes winner of $616,000 Midas Eyes out of a Hansel mare who has already produced a NYRA stakes placed winner. In his most recent start, LOM was outrun and finished last. He’s going to be retired and given away to a good home.
RACE RECORD: 4 STARTS 0-0-0 $590
Weeping Angel is a Cal-bred four-year-old filly by grade I winning milliionaire Ten Most Wanted out of an Atticus mare. Ten Most Wanted won the Travers and was second in the Belmont. He’s a young, promising sire now with several stakes horses to his credit.The filly is out of an unraced Atticus mare who has produced two good winners from foals to race, including recent very impressive Santa Anita MSW winner Husband’s Folly.The second and third dam are both grade III winners, so there’s lots of class in this pedigree. Angel was 8th and last in her most recent race, her first sprinting over the synthetic at Golden Gate. She was hustled early and may have done better with one late run. Hoping to stretch back out next time.
RACE RECORD: 12 STARTS 2-3-1 $19,140
This good-sized Cal-bred four-year-old filly is by Tribal Rule out of an Event of the Year mare who is a half-sister to three $100,000 winners, including two stakes winners.Tribal Rule is the sire of at least nine stakes winners including grade I winner Georgie Boy. The second dam was a Bay Meadows stakes winner and produced grade I stakes placed winner of $394,976 Speaking of Time and $326,516 stakes winner Wild and Wise.
Wild Ruler improved again and scored a minor upset winning her second condition at Golden Gate. Unfortunately, she was claimed away from us.
Angel of Harlan
RACE RECORD: 13 STARTS 0-2-2 $6,421
Angel of Harlan is a four-year-old filly is by grade I winner Harlan’s Holiday out of an Allowance winning Gold Legend mare. Harlan’s Holiday is the country’s 28th leading sire this year.The mare has produced one foal of racing age, Allowance winner Fleet Attack. The mare is a half-sister to stakes horses Greed is Good, Ms Gold Pole and Gold n’ Ship.
Angel finished fourth but was moved up to third via DQ in her most recent start after being bothered on the turn and steadying, losing momentum and position.
RACE RECORD: 31 STARTS 5-3-7 $51,706
Janero is five-year-old son of Malibu Moon out of a Service Stripe mare. He’s a stretch runner who has handled a variety of race surfaces. We claimed him at Emerald Downs and he’s in the barn of Tim McCanna.
Janero was third and claimed away from us at Emerald in his most recent race.
CORINTHIAN yearling FILLY
RACE RECORD: 0 STARTS 0-0-0 $0
This flashy filly is by grade I millionaire Corinthian out of a half-sister to grade II millionaire Tres Borrachos. She’s in the barn of Tim McCanna on the Washington/California circuit.
RACE RECORD: 11 STARTS 3-0-2 $56,179
Stormin Encore is a three-year-old Louisiana-bred by Storm and a Half out of a Distinctive Pro. He’s a big, strong and very fast colt. We claimed out of winning effort at Delta and he’s in the barn of Sam Breaux now. He’s got a bright future.
Storminwas fourth as the beaten favorite in his last start at Evangeline and claimed away from us.
RACE RECORD: 9 STARTS 2-0-1 $32,027
Sailor is a four-year-old Louisiana-bred by Rossini out of an Once a Sailor mare. He’s now in the barn of trainer Sam Breaux on the Louisiana circuit. His tactical speed makes him dangerous in almost every spot. Sailor was fourth as the beaten favorite in his most recent start.
He had a wide trip around the turn and it cost him some position. He was claimed away, too.
great friends rule
RACE RECORD: 22 STARTS 4-4-5 $152,270
Great Friends Rule, or GFR, is a speedy and talented son of Tribal Rule out of a Siberian Summer mare. He’s done best sprinting and has proven tough at the state-bred Allowance Optional level in turf sprints. He’s in the barn of trainer Vann Belvoir. GFR ran a super race in his last out, missing by 3/4 of a length at big odds in a Santa Anita turf sprint. Surprisingly, he was claimed away from us.
RACE RECORD: 11 STARTS 3-0-1 $36,060
Night League is a three-year-old gelding by major sire Malibu Moon out of a Menifee mare. A pricey $125,000 yearling who got off to a slow start in his racing career, he’s matured into a very nice horse. He’s in Danny Pish’s barn now on the Louisiana/Texas circuit.
Night League was sixth in his most recent race and claimed away from us.
RACE RECORD: 49 STARTS 7-8-7 $143,436
Ryland T is a six-year-old gelded son of Lone Star Sky out of a Twining mare. He’s most successful turf routing. We claimed him at Evangeline and he’s in the barn of Sam Breaux.
Ryland ran fourth beaten about 8 lenghts in his most recent start, pushing the pace early and fading down the lane at Evangeline. He was claimed away from us.
RACE RECORD: 25 STARTS 6-4-3 $40,768
War Wizard is a five-year-old son of Songandaprayer out of a Jaded Dancer mare. He’s a very quick sprinter who is dangerous when running on the front end. He’s now in the barn of Tim McCanna.
War Wizard went wire-to-wire in his last try, scoring by 4 lengths at Emerald. Unfortunately, he was claimed away from us.
RACE RECORD: 10 STARTS 2-3-5 $56,308
Sweet Saga is a five-year-old daughter of Slew’s Saga. She’s a former Emerald Downs stakes winner and while she’s not the same quality she was as a younger horse, she’s a hard trying and consistent stretch runner. She’s out of an Allowance winning Cahill Road mare who is a half-sister to stakes winner Cielator and a half-sister to the dam of grade I stakes winner and sire Graydar. This is the family of millionaires Musket Man and Ron the Greek. The mare is now in the barn of Jeff Metz.
Saga was second in her first start off the claim for us, rallying from a stalking position and just unable to stay with the winner down the lane. Unfortunately, she was claimed away from us in the race.
RACE RECORD: 25 STARTS 7-2-3 $395,476
Kate’s Event is a 7-year-old Cal-bred by Event of the Year out of a Mane Minister mare. He’s a former stakes winner and is stakes placed again this year. He’s a rock solid middle-distance specialist who is as good now as ever. He’s in the barn of Vann Belvoir on the southern California circuit.
Kate was fifth beaten about 5 lengths in his first start off the claim for us. As a deep closer, his chances were hurt when there was no early speed in his race. He was claimed away from us for $62,500.
bacardi cat run
RACE RECORD: 20 STARTS 3-3-2 $45,430
Bacardi is a four-year-old Kentucky-bred son of After Market out of a Mt Livermore mare. He’s now in the barn of trainer Sam Breaux. In the Evangeline race we claimed him from,
In his most recent start, Bacardi Cat was last after pressing the pace and likely ran his last race.
always the same
RACE RECORD: 30 STARTS 4-3-3 $60,539
Always the Same is a five-year-old Cal-bred by Grand Score out of a Gilded Time mare. He’s done much better on dirt than synthetic and prefers sprinting. He’s now in the barn of Jeff Metz at Emerald.
Always the Same was sixth beaten about six lengths in his most recent start, second off the layoff, at Turf Paradise. He’ll need to improve next time out.
RACE RECORD: 9 STARTS 1-3-2 $24,655
Whodoo Pirate is a three-year-old daughter of Trapper out of a Pirate’s Bounty mare. She’s a hard-trying filly now in the barn of trainer Vann Belvoir.
Whodoo was a close fifth on the class drop in a Golden Gate sprint in her last try.
Go Black Tie
RACE RECORD: 9 STARTS 1-1-3 $42,400
Go Black Tie is a three-year-old son of grade I winner Borrego out of a Black Tie Affair mare. A $125,000 sales purchase, we claimed him and he’s now in the barn of trainer Vann Belvoir.
In his first start off the claim, Black Tie was fourth and claimed away from us at Del Mar in a mid-level claimer. He sat in a good stalking position early, but may have been too close as he lacked his usual stretch kick.
RACE RECORD: 6 STARTS 1-0-0 $15,175
Carrick Bay is a well-bred three-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Champion and high quality sire Lemon Drop Kid out of a King of Kings mare. She’s now in the barn of Vann Belvoir in southern California.
Carrick was last against Golden Gate Starter Allowance company in her last race. It’s likely she was in heat for this one and it impacted her performance.
Papa’s flashy girl
RACE RECORD: 16 STARTS 2-0-3 $50,929
Papa’s Flashy Girl is a stretch running daughter of graded stakes winner Papa Clem out of Deputy Commander mare. She’s in the barn of trainer Jeff Metz and is already a stakes winner at Turf Paradise and stakes-placed at Emerald.
In her most recent start, the $65,000 Washington Oaks, she trailed throughout as the pace was very slow and the horses basically ran in the same order throughout. She’s since been sold privately.
RACE RECORD: 20 STARTS 7-1-5 $270,380
Brilliant Melody is a five-year-old Cal-bred mare by Bertrando out of a Tale of the Cat mare. She’s both a well-bred mare and a talented race horse, best at sprinting and good on any surface. She’s in the barn of trainer Vann Belvoir.
In the race we claimed her out of, the filly dueled early, made the lead turning for home and outran stakes-winner Rovena for to score by 3/4 of a length in a $77,000 Allowance Optional.
RACE RECORD: 21 STARTS 3-5-6 $19,179
Seven Demons is a five-year-old homebred Washington-bred colt by Demon Warlock out of Go Girl Gone.Stakes winner Demon Warlock was a Washington Champion and son of Demons Begone. His first foals are yearlings. If looks count for anything, they’ll be runners. The mare will be returning to Demon Warlock.
Seven cleared early and set the pace into the stretch and just tired last in his last try, finishing third at Portland Meadows.
RACE RECORD: 2 STARTS 0-0-0 $131
This Washington-bred filly is by Kentucky Derby winner and Classic sire Grindstone out of our mare Bella Cavalla. This is the mare’s first foal.
Angel trailed throughout in her most recent race at Turf Paradise, likely her last.
RACE RECORD: 15 STARTS 2-3-2 $61,100
We purchased this impressive looking son of Roman Ruler from the OBS sale, where he flew through a furlong in :10.0. He’s by grade I winning millionaire Roman Ruler, who has sired 16 stakes winners including Classic winning millionaire Ruler On Ice among his several grade I winners. The colt is out of a Salt Lake mare who is a half-sister to Champion two-year-old Anees, Breeder’s Cup Juvenile winner. The family is loaded with graded stakes horses. The colt is in the barn of Richard Baltas on the southern California circuit.
Max was a disappointing fourth in his last race at Del Mar, outrun for the lead early and holding position from there. He was claimed away from us out of the race.
RACE RECORD: 5 STARTS 0-0-2 $2,980
Continental Jackie is a Cal-bred filly by Stormy Jack out of a Flying Continental mare. She’s a half-sister to three solid winners and by a speed sire.
Jackie was fifth beaten about 11 lengths in her last race, a sprint at Pleasanton. She’s been trying hard, but just not good enough for this circuit. We’re retiring her from racing.
RACE RECORD: 32 STARTS 4-2-9 $146,713
Slammer Time is a Cal-bred stakes winner by Grand Slam. He’s faced tough company all his career and should do well in Jeff Bonde’s barn now.
Slammer Time was third beaten less than a length as the heavy favorite at Golden Gate in his most recent. He was claimed away from us.
BEST BY FAR
RACE RECORD: 15 STARTS 5-2-1 $38,710
Best by Far is a Cal-bred daughter of Tribal Rule out of a stakes-placed In Excess mare. We claimed the filly at Golden Gate.
BBF went wire-to-wire in her last race, scoring by three lengths in a Golden Gate romp. Unfortunately the filly was claimed away from us. She’d rebounded from a leg injury and won four races for us, including a minor stakes at Los Alamitos, since coming off the injury.
RACE RECORD: 4 STARTS 2-0-1 $16,500
Charbroiled is a California-bred gelding by Surf Cat out of a Perfect Mandate mare. He was a May foal, is short in stature and didn’t make his debut until his four-year-old season. He’s wasted no time, however, making an impact with several good races strung together.
Charbroiled was a disappointing 9th in his first start off the claim for us against solid Starter Allowance company at Santa Anita. He shortly after suffered an injury and has returned to training.
RACE RECORD: 35 STARTS 3-12-2 $81,757
Smart is a five-year-old Louisiana-bred son of Toolighttoquit our of a Summing mare. He’s a two turn horse who can run on dirt or turf. We claimed him at Evangeline and he’s in the barn of Sam Breaux.
Smart was an improved third in his most recent start, missing by two lengths at Delta after rallying strongly down the lane.
RACE RECORD: 35 STARTS 4-6-6 $231,362
Stunning Split is a six-year-old gelded son of Awesome Again out of a Smart Strike mare. He’s face some very tough company in the past and is loaded with talent. We claimed him at Evangeline and he’s in the barn of Sam Breaux.
Split ran third again in his most recent start, rallying behind a fast pace to get up for third at Delta. He’s consistently hitting the board and hoping he can win for us at this level.
RACE RECORD: 24 STARTS 4-2-3 $61,952
Yonyon is a four-year-old gelded son of Yonaguska out of a Gilded Time mare, bred in Louisiana. He’s now in the barn of trainer Danny Pish.
Yonyon was sixth in a disappointing effort in his last race, tiring in a sprint after pressing the pace.
RACE RECORD: 9 STARTS 2-3-2 $39,360
Speckles is one of the best bred horses in the HRC barn. She’s by grade I winning millionaire Roman Ruler, who has produced 48 stakes winners and with over $24 million in progeny earnings, including Belmont winner Ruler on Ice. The filly is out of a stakes winning and stakes producing Carson City mare who is a half-sister to grade I millionaire Fran’s Valentine. She’s in Jeff Bonde’s barn now.
The filly was fourth in her most recent start at Del Mar and claimed away from us.
horse greeley FILLY
RACE RECORD: 0 STARTS 0-0-0 $0
This West Virginia-bred filly is by graded stakes winner Horse Greeley, sire of three graded stakes winners in his first three crops already. She’s out of a stakes-placed Forest Wildcat mare, who has already produced Allowance winners in Japan and in US. This is female family of grade I winners Marquetry and You. The filly is in the barn of Jeff Runco.
The filly will start the initial breaking and training process later this year.
RACE RECORD: 20 STARTS 2-4-2 $37,917
David’s Honor is a stretch-running four-year-old gelded son of Decibel running on the Louisiana circuit for trainer Sam Breaux.
In his first off the claim, David’s Honor failed to fire down the lane and was a disappointing 9th at Fair Grounds.
RACE RECORD: 46 STARTS 12-10-6 $173,493
Vertical Lift is a Florida-bred daughter of Roar of the Tiger. She’s a turf route specialist and in the barn of Jeff Metz now after we claimed her at Emerald Downs.
Vertical Lift won a thriller in her last race, just holding on to score by a nose. It was her second win in three tries since we claimed her. Unfortunately, she was claimed away.
RACE RECORD: 16 STARTS 2-3-2 $52,552
Lute is a well-bred daughter of two-time Breeder’s Cup winner Midnight Lute, now one of the country’s top young sires, out of a very productive Bold Badgett mare who has produced the winners of over $600,000 collectively. The filly is on the southern California circuit with trainer Jeff Metz.
Lute ran fifth in her last race at Del Mar after making the lead turning for home. She just didn’t have the punch down the lane. She was claimed away from us.
Maxie’s Night Cap
RACE RECORD: 21 STARTS 7-5-3 $47,737
We’re thrilled to have Maxie back in the HRC stable. We bought her as a yearling and raced her until claimed away from us as a three-year-old. As a two-year-old, she won her first three starts for us, including a nice open Allowance score at Emerald Downs. She completed her racing career with a stakes placing at Portland Meadows before retiring.
Maxie’s first baby, Maximatic, broke his maiden against MSWs in his second try at Portland. Her second foal, winner Nosetodagrindstone, won three races at Emerald in his sophomore season and was stakes-placed at Portland Meadows. Her last two two-year-olds both broke their maidens at Emerald.
She’s in foal to red hot Abraaj this year.
RACE RECORD: 12 STARTS 1-1-3 $7,992
This big, striking mare is by Demon Warlock out of our stakes winning mare Royal Snowflight. She’s a full-sister to our stakes winner Winter Warlock and impressive youngster Another Winter.
The young mare foaled her first baby, a Washington-bred by strong California sire Vronsky in February. She’ll be breeding to Abraaj on her next cycle.
RACE RECORD: 20 STARTS 3-1-4 $31,002
This attractive filly is a Louisiana-bred by grade II winner Sightseeing out of our Silver Charm mare Daleo’s Angel. As you can see from the photo, the filly is big with very long legs.
Silver finished 8th in a disappointing effort at Delta in her last start.
RACE RECORD: 12 STARTS 0-1-3 $13,369
This big, strong filly is by Closing Argument out of our $342,000 stakes winning mare Adam’s Time, by Gilded Time.A top-10 sire of his crop each of his first three years at stud, Closing Argument is getting better each season and with a strong female family loaded with black-type. She’s in the barn of Brian Williamson.
GA was fifth in her most recent start at Arlington on the stretchout. She was in a good spot and simply didn’t fire. She’s probably going back to sprints.
RACE RECORD: 3 STARTS 1-0-0 $5,309
This Washington-bred colt is by red-hot Pacific Northwest sire Harbor the Gold out of our stakes-placed mare Maxie’s Night Cap. Max is in the barn of Tim McCanna on the Emerald/Golden Gate circuit.
Max was dull in his second try off the long layoff, never making a threat in a last place finish.
Max has been retired as he’s no longer enjoying training or racing.
RACE RECORD: 17 STARTS 6-4-2 $35,230
This striking colt is by nationally ranked Successful Appeal out of a Broad Brush mare. He’s from a family loaded with black-type, including Kentucky Oaks millionaire Plum Pretty.
Banana was second as the beaten favorite in his most try and Santa Rosa. He was claimed out of the race from us.
RACE RECORD: 14 STARTS 1-1-4 $38,083
This big and strong Slewdledo mare was a Santa Anita winner and Allowance-level runner. She’s a full-sister to grade III stakes winner and Washington Champion Slewsbox. Her daughter Elle Cee Dee was a Santa Anita Maiden Special winner. Her son, My Chief, is an Emerald Allowance winner and full-brother to HRC’s Melangeofgold, a winner in her career debut as well.
The mare foaled a spunky Harbor the Gold filly in Washington in April. This one is a full-sister to an Emerald Allowance winner and our own Melangeofgold.
She’s in foal to red hot Abraaj this year.
RACE RECORD: 30 STARTS 3-5-3 $55,947
We are very excited about this filly by Spring At Last, second leading first-year sire in the country last year. She’s out of a winning Behrens mare from a black-type family. She’s in the barn of Jeff Metz. The filly is stakes-placed when she was fortunate to catch an off track at Turf Paradise in the Angi Go Stakes.
Spring was 7th in her most race at Golden Gate, likely her last as she’s fallen off form and hasn’t run a good race in months.
tiz mama’s boy
RACE RECORD: STARTS 0-1-0 $2,835
This handsome fella is by stakes winner Tizbud out of our Holy Bull mare Holy Mama, who was a very quick filly on the race track. This colt is a bouncy fella and has every chance to be a nice race horse.
Mama’s Boy was fifth beaten five lengths in his most recent start at Pleasanton. It was another disappointing effort from him.
RACE RECORD: 13 STARTS 1-4-2 $13,151
Graded stakes-winner Private Gold is the sire of Maxie’s Night Cap’s first filly after three straight colts. This big foal is an impressive looking filly and if she picks up the best attributes from the sire and dam, would be an outstanding race horse.
Goldi ran a good second in her last start, rallying around the turn to make the lead in upper stretch and just not able to hold off the odds-on favorite in deep stretch.
RACE RECORD: 10 STARTS 1-1-0 $20,595
We purchased this filly by Discreet Cat at the Barrett’s Sale. She is by $1.6 million dollar grade I winner Discreet Cat out of an unraced Medaglia d’Oro mare from a black-type family. Discreet Cat is the country’s third leading third crop sire this year.
Sienna ran a disappointing sixth in her last race at Golden Gate in her last race. It was a spot we thought she might win, so we were bummed with the results.
Sienna was sold privately after her last race. It’s our understanding that she’ll be bred in Kentucky and with her strong pedigree, we’re confident she’ll be a productive broodmare for her new connections.
RACE RECORD: 5 STARTS 1-1-0 $10,440
This Louisiana-bred filly is by grade II stakes winner Don’t Get Mad, who was fourth in the 2005 Kentucky Derby. The athletic filly is out of a multiple allowance winning Lemon Drop Kid mare on an A++ nick. Several graded stakes horses in this family. Second dam by Storm Bird produced two other Allowance winners. The filly is in the barn of Danny Pish.
Lemons was fourth as the beaten-favorite while stepping up into Allowance company in her most recent start. She may have bounced a bit in this one and should go better next time out.
RACE RECORD: 27 STARTS 4-4-8 $35,507
Nosetodagrindstone is an Oregon-bred colt by Kentucky Derby winner Grindstone out of our mare Maxie’s Night Cap. He’s in the barn of Roddina Barrett at this time.
Nose finished second in his last race, rallying from far back after breaking slowly in his race at Portland. He was claimed away from us.
RACE RECORD: 13 STARTS 3-2-2 $36,000
Papa G is a Cal-bred gelding by Papa Clem out of an Indian Charlie mare. By a grade II winning millionaire out of a Santa Anita MSW winner, Papa G could be any kind. He’s now in the barn of trainer Tim McCanna.
Papa G finished sixth in his first start off the layoff after a six month break at Golden Gate. He was in a close up striking position early and tired down the lane. He was claimed away from us.
RACE RECORD: 34 STARTS 9-9-3 $198,960
This Louisiana-bred gelded son of Grand Appointment is out of a Zupparado Prince’s mare. He’s got tactical speed and has been in very good form as of late. He’s in the barn of trainer Sam Breaux now.
Jslook was fifth in his last start at Evangeline and claimed away from us. We had a great, long ride with him and won several races, including the Ragin Cajun.
RACE RECORD: 1 STARTS 0-0-0 $0
Stormy was just poking her head in front on the turn for home when she took a bad step in her career debut and broke down.
RACE RECORD: 5 STARTS 0-0-0 $1,297
This big, strong NY-bred filly is by grade I winner Bellamy Road. He’s produced 19 stakes winners in his first four crops and stands in Kentucky for $17,500. The filly is out of a Belmont MSW winner and from a strong family. The filly is in the barn of Dan Jacobs.
Delight was fifth in her first route try at Finger Lakes. She made a big run around eht turn and looked like the potential winner, then faded over the final quarter mile.
run sophia run
RACE RECORD: 24 STARTS 6-5-7 $116,080
Run Sophia Run is a California-bred daughter of Bedford Falls out of a Smoke Glacken mare. The filly prefers sprinting on synthetic courses and has a superb record at Golden Gate. She’s now in the barn of Jeff Metz.
Sophia was fourth in her last race at Golden Gate with a less than ideal trip. Unfortunately, she was claimed away from us after a good, long run.
RACE RECORD: 1 STARTS 0-1-0 $3,920
Foolish Cat is a Texas-bred colt by Tactical Cat out of a stakes-winning Marfa mare. He’s an athletic colt with good conformation. He’s in the barn of trainer Danny Pish.
Cat was a good second in his career debut, missing by a length against MSW company at Houston in a very good effort. He suffered a career ending injury in training.
SHO KNOW RAGRETS
RACE RECORD: 2 STARTS 0-0-0 $0
This Louisiana-bred yearling filly is by $276,788 stakes winner Due Date out of a Runaway Groom mare. Due Date is a young, promising sire and a sold of Champion El Prado, sire of sires Medaglia d’Oro, Kitten’s Joy, Borrego, Paddy O’Prado, etc. The filly’s dam was a $123,533 winner and has produced three solid winners with nearly $300,000 earnings between them. The second dam was stakes-placed and produced three winners over $165,000 each. She’s in the barn of trainer Sam Breaux.
Ragrets was trounced in her second start and is likely done racing.
RACE RECORD: 5 STARTS 1-0-1 $21,150
Bookworm is a Cal-bred colt by Bertrando out of a Tale of the Cat mare. He’s in the barn of trainer Rafael Becerra on the southern California circuit.
In his second start off the long layoff, Bookworm lost a shoe when he stumbled at the start in his race at Santa Anita and finished 8th.
Vronsky-Thrillagee 2015 Colt
RACE RECORD: 0 STARTS 0-0-0 $0
This fella is the first foal out of Thrillagee, our Congaree mare whose dam is a half-sister to grade I Breeder’s Cup winning Judy the Beauty. The colt is by Vronsky, one of the hotter California sires climbing up the stallion standings.
too much silver
RACE RECORD: 7 STARTS 0-0-0 $1,364
This Texas-bred homebred colt is by leading Texas sire Too Much Bling out of our Silver Charm mare Daleo’s Angel. He’s a good looking fella and is in the barn of Danny Pish.
TMS raced near the back throughout in his first try over turf, finishing 10th at Lone Star.
flash the footnotes
RACE RECORD: 0 STARTS 0-0-0 $0
This is the first foal out of our mare Cajun Yankee, who is a full-sister to two stakes horses both over $200,000 in earnings. The colt is by grade II stakes winner Read the Footnotes and should grow up to be a good one. He’s in the barn of Danny Pish.
Tragically, the horse died in a freak accident on the farm, apparently trying to jump a fence and landing awkwardly and likely dying instantly.
Marino Marini – Ms Melange 2015 FIlly
RACE RECORD: 0 STARTS 0-0-0 $0
This little cutie is by California sire Marino Marini out of Ms Melange and is a Washington-bred. She’s a half-sister to a Santa Anita MSW winner, an Emerald Allowance winner and a debut winning Harbor the Gold winner at Golden Gate. She’ll likely be sold as a yearling at the Washington sale in 2016.
RACE RECORD: 13 STARTS 3-4-2 $26,585
Distinguished Miss is a Washington-bred daughter of grade I stakes winner Majestic Warrior, one of the top 50 sires in the country at this time. She’s out of an Include dam, who is a half to two stakes-winners and from a solid black-type filly. This former $38,000 yearling purchase is now in the hands of trainer Jeff Metz.
DM was fourth, beaten just two lengths in her last start at Golden Gate after sitting much closer to the early pace. She was claimed away from us, too.
RACE RECORD: 21 STARTS 3-5-4 $37,357
This Cal-bred filly is by Cyclotron out of a Bold Badgett mare. She’s a stretch running, grinder type and as a lightly raced filly, we think she could blossom with maturity, experience and distance. The filly will race on the southern California circuit for trainer Jeff Metz.
Gold Locket was sixth, beaten about 7 lengths in her last race at Portland. She was claimed away from us and it might be for the better as she’s fallen out of form in her last two starts.
Cha Cha Latte
RACE RECORD: 32 STARTS 12-5-5 $108,662
Cha Cha is a Kentucky-bred daughter of grade I stakes winner and quality sire After Market out of a Cox’s Ridge mare who produced the winners of more than a half-million, including a graded stakes winner. The mare loves Emerald with just one off-the-board finish in 12 starts there. She’s back in the barn of leading trainer Jeff Metz.
Cha Cha ran another good race, finishing second and beaten about a length in her last race at Golden Gate. Unfortunately she was claimed away from us.
RACE RECORD: 2 STARTS 0-1-0 $3,262
This big, strong filly is by grade II stakes winner Old Fashioned, now one of the country’s top young sires. She’s out of our stakes producing mare Royal Snowflight.
Royale was a strong runner-up in her second career start at Emerald, sitting off the fast early pace and running strong down the lane in an improved effort.
Most unfortunately, a nasty hoof infection prematurely took the life of the delightful filly.
RACE RECORD: 12 STARTS 1-1-2 $35,510
Traiteuse is a well-bred filly by Warrior’s Reward out of a Street Cry mare. The sire was a grade I winner and one of the country’s top second-crop sires. The filly is from a solid black-type families with a European Champion up close. The filly will race on the southern California circuit for trainer Adam Kitchingman.
The filly ran a disappointing fifth in her last race, beaten double digits in a poor effort.
RACE RECORD: 34 STARTS 7-8-5 $136,109
We claimed this Oklahoma-bred homebred back at Gulfstream after losing him via claiming earlier in his career. He’s a big, strong son of Tactical Cat out of our Silver Charm mare. He’s currently in the Gulfstream barn of Jena Antonucci and will be heading to Danny Pish’s barn at Remington.
Katillac was very game in a second place effort in his last start at Delta. He got hooked early and battled for 6 furlongs, just missing by a half-length to the heavy favorite. cc improve on him and get him into the winning habit.
Sugar was fourth in her last start at Delta, rallying down the lane but not able to make much impact. She did get claimed out of the race at a level higher than we’d claimed him at two starts back.
RACE RECORD: 25 STARTS 6-6-2 $142,821
Butcher is a versatile Louisiana-bred son of Private Vow out of a St Jovite mare. He’s in the barn of Danny Pish on the Louisiana circuit.
Butcher was third as the beaten favorite in his last race at Fair Grounds and claimed away from us.
RACE RECORD: 24 STARTS 6-2-2 $84,302
Gold Chrome is a Louisiana-bred Allowance winning daughter of Gold Tribute from a very nice female family. She’s best sprinting short on turf.
Chrome finished fourth on the stretchout in her last race at Louisiana Downs and was claimed away from us.
RACE RECORD: 16 STARTS 2-2-0 $42,983
Anterior is a Louisiana-bred son of Porto Foricos. He’s got tactical speed and a touch of class to him. He’s in the barn of Sam Breaux.
Anterior had a bad trip last time out at Evangeline. He hopped at the break, rushed up fast, then hit the brakes behind a wall of horses to lose all momentum.
Seeking the Light
RACE RECORD: 25 STARTS 3-6-6 $95,866
Seeking the Light is a Kentucky-bred daughter of grade I winner and stakes sire Heetseeker out of a $146,000 winning daughter of Beau Genius. The filly is already three-times stakes-placed. She’s in the barn of trainer Roddina Barrett now.
Light was sixth and beaten about 8 lengths in her last race at Turf Paradise after pressing the pace and fading late. She was claimed away from us and it might be a good thing based on her declining form.
Filly on Fire
RACE RECORD: 18 STARTS 4-2-2 $107,605
This California-bred filly has matured nicely and has good, tactical speed. She’s done best sprinting, but has also routed well against good company. This daughter of Stormin Fever is now in the barn of trainer Jeff Metz.
The filly was fourth and claimed away in her first start for us off the claim. In that race at Del Mar, she stalked the pace and looked like the potential winner at the 3/8ths pole, then tired down the lane.