California Chrome’s X-rays Come Back Clean

NICHOLSVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 30, 2017) –Two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome is settling in at Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., after arriving Jan. 29. X-rays following his final race are all clear.

After finishing ninth in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park, trainer Art Sherman said there was a small amount of swelling in California Chrome’s right knee, which the trainer didn’t think was too serious. To be cautious, Taylor Made conducted X-rays of the knee and found no injury, according to Taylor Made’s Duncan Taylor.

In fact, as it has after every California Chrome race, Taylor Made conducted a full set of X-rays and the champion is all clear.

“They thought that when he jogged he may have been a little off in the right front, and they thought there might have been a little heat in his right knee,” Duncan Taylor said Jan. 30. “We’ve been X-raying him after every race, so we went ahead and did a full set of X-rays and everything looks good. There’s not any problem there.”

Taylor said the 6-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit   is on schedule to start the breeding season on time.

“He’s settling in good, he’s been out in his paddock and everything is going good so far,” Taylor said. “You know it feels great, the idea that he’s coming here has already sunk in.”

The Taylor Made team is excited to have the two-time Horse of the Year preparing for his first season at stud, which is expected to begin in mid-February.

California Chrome retires as the leading North American-based horse by earnings with more than $14,752,650 powered by 10 graded stakes wins, including seven at the group/grade 1 level, two of those being classics.

“We’ve had a really good response to the stud fee ($40,000). I haven’t heard anybody saying ‘You stood him too high,’” Taylor said. “We’re able to pick through the mares. We’ve had a really good response from the breeders.”

As for the off-the-board finish in his final start—his first since 2014—Taylor noted that the outside post presented a high hurdle for California Chrome.

“It’s sort of a letdown that his last performance is what it was—I think that’s not the (typical) Chrome,” Taylor said. “Not to make excuses. Even if we were right next to Arrogate, we might not have been able to beat Arrogate; he’s a great horse. I’m not taking anything away from them.”

Taylor thanked the fans who cheered California Chrome throughout his racing career.

“We really appreciate all the fans, and the people who have got to enjoy Chrome and seeing that has been a lot of our enjoyment,” Taylor said. “You really get to see first-hand how much a lot of people really love horses. You see these fans, when they fall in love with a horse, how much they actually care about them; it’s really moving and rewarding to see. And you realize how blessed you are to be around these animals every day.”

California Chrome on Schedule for Kentucky Trip

By Frank Angst
Hallandale, FL (Janaury 29, 2017)-His usual self in his stall in Barn 2 at Gulfstream Park the morning of Jan. 29, two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome   awaited a scheduled trip to Taylor Made Farm where he will begin his stallion career.

At 6:45 a.m. Jan. 29, California Chrome’s groom Raul Rodriguez said the original plan to ship out around 9 a.m. on a trip to Taylor Made in Nicholasville, Ky. was still in place. Moments earlier on a cool, drizzly morning, California Chrome had playfully let Rodriguez know he was around with a fake bite as the groom was doing some work outside his stall.

On Jan. 28 California Chrome’s final race ended with a ninth-place finish in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) won by Arrogate. The finish marked the first time since a sixth-place run in the 2014 Pennsylvania Derby (G2) in September 2014 that the son of Lucky Pulpit had finished off the board.

After the race trainer Art Sherman said California Chrome had some fluid in his right knee.

“We can see he’s a little off in his knee—he has a little fluid, nothing major,” Sherman said after the race Jan. 28. “Maybe he has a small chip in the lower capsule.”

On Jan. 29 Rodriguez said swelling in the knee was about the same or may have gone down some.

Sherman noted after the race that it would be a short flight to Lexington, less than three hours and if a chip needed to be removed or other treatment was needed, he would receive it in Kentucky. He said the injury is common in racing but not for California Chrome.

“It’s a common injury but he’s been so sound throughout his life,” Sherman said.

One odd thing Sherman noticed before the race was when California Chrome ducked in before loading—something the trainer said the champion had never done before. An NBC cameraman with a hand-held camera was walking alongside when California Chrome swerved away and had to be redirected before loading.

After he’s given any needed treatment and time to adjust to his new surroundings, Taylor Made hopes California Chrome can begin stud duty around mid-February. He’ll stand for $40,000.

Harris Farms Connections Enter Lucrative Cal-bred Stakes Saturday at Santa Anita

Arcadia, CA (January 25, 2017)-The first stakes on the program is the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare going about six and a half furlongs on the downhill course which is well covered by Harris Farms connected horses.

All That Heat is by Unusual Heat, out of the Afternoon Delites mare Little Hottie, was bred by Madeline Auerbach, Barry Abrams and Sonny Pais, is owned by Al & Sandee Kirkwood and trained by Mark Glatt. She has one win in eight starts, earnings of $71,026 and is coming off a third in a Dec. 29 optional claimer.

Desert Steel is by Desert Code, out of the Cozzene mare Lujien Lujien, was bred by Harris Farms, is owned by Eclipse Thoroughbreds or Bamford or House and is trained by Simon Callaghan. She has four wins in 15 starts, earnings of $254,779 and is coming off a third in the Dec. 4 Bear Fan.

How Unusual is by Unusual Heat, out of the Bartok mare Veela, was bred by Madeline Auerbach & Barry Abrams, is owned by Fetkin, Sill or St. Hilaire, et al, and is trained by Michael Pender. She has three wins in 13 starts, earnings of $155,642 and is coming off an eighth in the Dec. 31 American Oaks.

Late ‘n Left is by Lucky Pulpit, out of the Grand Slam mare Royal Grand Slam, was bred by Mr. & Mrs. Larry Williams, is owned by Zolatas, Zolatas or Hamilton and is trained by Anthony Saavedra. She has four wins in 11 starts, earnings of $98,105 and is coming off a sixth in a Jan. 6 optional claimer.

My Pi Romancer tries the California Cup Oaks with a purse of $200,000 going a mile on the turf course. She is by Unusual Heat, out of the Cryptoclearance mare Free the Magic, was bred by owner KMN Racing and is trained by J. Keith Desormeaux. She is coming off a maiden win in her fourth start Jan. 2 with earnings of $65,200.

Ward ‘n Jerry is in the co-feature of the day the $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic S. presented by City National Bank over nine furlongs of lawn.

Ward ‘n Jerry is by Lucky Pulpit, out of the Dehere mare Tamarack Bay, was bred by owners Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams and trained by Mike Puype. He has three wins in nine starts, earnings of $127,065 and is coming off an eighth in a Jan. 2 optional claimer.

In the California Cup Derby, with a purse of $250,000, is Hot Smoke and Six Point Rack trying the eight and a half furlongs.

Hot Smoke is by Unusual Heat, out of the Tale of the Cat mare Barbara Orr, was bred by owner Mercedes Stable and is trained by Robertino Diodoro. He has one win in five starts, earnings of $80,540 and is coming off a fourth in the Dec. 18 King Glorious.

Six Point Rack is by Lucky Pulpit, out of the Dehere mare Tamarack Bay, was bred by owners Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams and is trained by Mike Puype. He has one win in four starts, earnings of $34,130 and is coming off a Dec. 29 maiden win.

California Chrome Draws Outside Post for Pegasus

By Jay Privman
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla.–The inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park looks on paper like a match race between Arrogate and California Chrome, and the possibility of the two hooking up early in the race increased Monday when they drew posts that likely will force them to be used immediately from the gate to maintain or hold position.

Arrogate landed the rail and California Chrome got the outside post in a field of 12 when the posts were drawn early Monday evening. The Pegasus is a 1 1/8-mile race on a 1 1/8-mile racetrack, so California Chrome will have to go from his slot; Arrogate likely will, too, to avoid having inferior horses drop over on him into the first turn. Arrogate also had the rail in the Travers, and was sent hard that day en route to a record-setting victory.

Arrogate and California Chrome finished one-two in their only prior meeting, in the Breeders’ Cup Classic in November at Santa Anita going 1 1/4 miles.

Art Sherman, California Chrome’s trainer, rolled his eyes when California Chrome got the far outside post.

“Well, at least we won’t have to be in the gate too long,” he said. “Oh gosh, here we go again.”

This will be California Chrome’s final race before he goes to stud. Alan Sherman, Art’s son and assistant, said there’s no reason to be timid because California Chrome won’t race again.

“We’ll take it to ’em,” Alan Sherman said. “Ain’t gotta leaving nothing in the tank.”

Post 12 is 1 for 18 in 1 1/8-mile dirt races since Gulfstream Park was expanded from a mile in circumference in 2006. Posts 10 through 12 are a combined 7 for 117.

Noble Bird, who drew post 4, does his best running when he makes the top, so he has to be sent. There’s the distinct possibility the early pace will be faster than par.

Jay Stone, who makes the morning line at Gulfstream Park, has California Chrome as the 6-5 favorite, with Arrogate next at 7-5.

Here’s the field, from the rail out, with riders and morning-line prices:

— Arrogate, Mike Smith the rider, 7-5 odds;

— Prayer for Relief, Florent Geroux, 50-1;

— Neolithic, John Velazquez, 30-1;

— Noble Bird, Julien Leparoux, 25-1;

— War Story, Antonio Gallardo, 50-1;

— War Envoy, Luis Saez, 50-1;

— Shaman Ghost, Jose Ortiz, 20-1;

— Semper Fortis, Tyler Gaffalione, 50-1;

— Keen Ice, Javier Castellano, 12-1;

— Breaking Lucky, Luis Contreras, 25-1;

— Eragon, Edgar Prado, 50-1;– California Chrome, Victor Espinoza, 6-5.

There are three alternates in case of late scratches of three specific horses. Alternates could be declared for all 12 runners, but only three owners or lessees exercised the insurance plan for their slots.

— Stanford would replace Arrogate if he’s a late scratch;

— Sea Raven would replace Breaking Lucky if he’s a late scratch;

— Madefromlucky would replace California Chrome if he’s a late scratch.

The race will be televised live by NBC from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time Saturday.

California Chrome Looks as Good as Can Be in Final Drill for Pegasus

By Jay Privman
California Chrome completed his serious training for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup next Saturday with a five-furlong work in 58.91 seconds on Saturday morning here at Gulfstream Park, where the Pegasus will be run in one week.

California Chrome had the track to himself at 7:30 a.m. He broke off at the five-furlong pole with exercise rider Dihigi Gladney and cruised through the lane before galloping out six furlongs in 1:12.41. The final time and gallop out were recorded by Daily Racing Form’s Mike Welsch.

Art Sherman, California Chrome’s trainer, said before the work he was looking for a time in about a minute, with a gallop out in 1:13. He was very happy with how California Chrome drilled.

“I thought he worked sensational,” Sherman said. “He was on cruise control.”

Art Sherman arrived on Thursday night to oversee final preparations for the race. His son and assistant, Alan, has been here for the past two weeks with California Chrome. Alan watched the work from the stands, and as California Chrome galloped out he said, “He looked great.”

“I’m really glad we came here early, with all the weather they’ve had in California,” Alan Sherman said.

The significance of this being California Chrome’s final work hit Alan on Friday night.

“I was thinking about that last night,” Alan Sherman said. “It is weird.”

California Chrome is scheduled to go to stud at Taylor Made after the Pegasus.

California Chrome Focused in Penultimate Move

By Alicia Wincze-Hughes
Alan Sherman still has a job to do. Most important, so too does the champion chestnut Sherman and his father have had in their care for over four seasons now.

So as much as Sherman gets asked about the emotions of the moment, how his barn will cope once they officially have to move on from being the home of 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, he needs all involved to remain laser focused on the fact the son of Lucky Pulpit   isn’t done yet. There is still one last target, the most lucrative one yet, and a expected adversary who not be the least bit forgiving if his older rival brings anything but his best game to the table.

With California Chrome’s penultimate move before his expected career finale in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup (G1) Jan. 28, Sherman made sure not to leave anything to chance. In the 6-year-old horse’s first serious breeze since arriving at Gulfstream Park last week, the top assistant and son to trainer Art Sherman put blinkers on his charge and got the focused runner he wanted to see Jan. 14, with California Chrome coasting through a five-furlong move in 1:00 3/5 under exercise rider Dihigi Gladney.

The last time California Chrome put in a timed move anywhere other than his base at Los Alamitos Race Course came July 16 when he fired a bullet five-furlong move at Del Mar in preparation for a sublime triumph in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (G1). When North America’s all-time earnings leader arrives at a new venue, he often senses something serious on the horizon—and Alan Sherman wanted to make sure that force was harnessed in the proper direction.

“He galloped out really good, he seemed to handle the track well,” Alan Sherman said of California Chrome’s move. “We put blinkers on him today because I didn’t want him to look around so much. I wanted him to focus on the task at hand because he likes to look around and gawk a little bit a new places. But we put the blinkers on him, he stayed focused, he was nice and relaxed, his ears were pricked. It was a perfect work.”

Sherman added California Chrome is slated to have the final work of his storied career on Jan. 21, hours before the winners of the 2016 Eclipse Awards are announced at Gulfstream that evening.

Following a campaign last season that saw him win seven of eight starts, including the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), California Chrome still looms as the favorite to defeat his Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) conqueror Arrogate for Horse of the Year honors. With Arrogate expected to be part of the Pegasus World Cup field, California Chrome’s final start will also serve as his last chance to right one of his few career blemishes before he retires to Taylor Made Farm.

Having been the main overseer for each of California Chrome’s 26 career starts, Alan Sherman doesn’t want to think about anything right now other than the strapping charge who keeps bowling him over with his indefatigability.

“I try not to think about too much that this is our last race and just approach it like this is any other race,” Sherman said. “I’ll probably get a little emotional after the race. But he just keeps getting better. To be honest, I don’t think a horse reaches their full maturity until they are 5 or 6 years old. Unfortunately we don’t get to see a lot of horses running at that age…it’s a hard decision to make.”

In other Pegasus news, trainer Doug O’Neill confirmed shareholder Reddam Racing will run grade 1 winner Ralis in the Pegasus, while stablemate Semper Fortis goes to the undercard. Ralis, a 4-year-old son of Square Eddie   who took the Hopeful Stakes (G1) as a 2-year-old, has not seen the winner’s circle since then. He ran ninth in the Nov. 5 Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1T) last out.

Also on the Gulfstream worktab, James McIngvale’s Eragon, the multiple group 1 winner from Argentina who is slated to make his first U.S. start in the Pegasus World Cup, took to the track just ahead of California Chrome for his first local breeze. The 6-year-old was credited by the clockers with a four-furlong move in :49 4/5 seconds, although trainer Laura Wohlers viewed the morning exercise as “an easy seven-eighths.”

“He started little slow in the first part but picked it up from the quarter-pole to the wire with a nice kick,” jockey Edgar Prado said. “He galloped out good and came home good.”

Eragon spent 2 1/2 weeks in quarantine in Miami before arriving at Gulfstream Jan. 5.

“I thought he worked fine. He hadn’t worked in a long time—since Dec. 17 in Argentina. He worked an easy seven-eighths. Today was the fastest he’s gone in a month—since being stuck in quarantine,” Wohlers said. “I’m happy with it and he seems to be cooling out good. He was blowing a little bit, but he caught his breath back pretty quick.”

California Chrome Eclipse Finalist

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ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 5, 2017) — Arrogate and California Chrome battled it out in the Breeders’ Cup Classic and are the leading contenders for Horse of the Year after they were named as two of the three finalists for the year’s top honor – along with the 3-year-old filly Songbird – when the three finalists in each of 11 equine and six human Eclipse Award categories were announced on Thursday.

All three finalists for Horse of the Year are heavy favorites to win divisional titles, with Arrogate the leading prospect to be crowned champion 3-year-old male, California Chrome champion older dirt male, and Songbird champion 3-year-old filly.

Songbird is a decided outsider for Horse of the Year, but the choice between Arrogate and California Chrome basically boils down to this – does an overall body of work supersede a lone meeting? That is what the voters – representing Daily Racing Form, the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Association, and racing secretaries and Equibase employees who vote under the banner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association – had to ask themselves. Of the 264 eligible voters, 248 returned ballots.

California Chrome won his first six starts of the year, including such prestigious races as the Dubai World Cup and the Pacific Classic, before being caught by Arrogate in the final strides of the Breeders’ Cup Classic. That race culminated a meteoric rise for Arrogate, whose only prior stakes start was a track-record performance against fellow 3-year-olds in the Travers.

California Chrome was Horse of the Year in 2014. If he prevails for 2016, he will become the seventh horse to earn multiple Horse of the Year titles since the Eclipse Awards were founded in 1971, joining two-time winners Secretariat, Affirmed, John Henry, Cigar, Curlin, and Wise Dan, and three-time winner Forego. But he would be only the second horse, following John Henry in 1981 and 1984, to be named Horse of the Year in non-consecutive years, and the first entire horse so honored, as John Henry was a gelding.

If the award goes to Arrogate, he will join Tiznow, in 2000, as the only horse to win titles the same year as champion 3-year-old male and Horse of the Year without competing in a Triple Crown race.

Voting closed on Tuesday. Voters were asked to select the top three in each division to determine the finalists. The 248 voters are pooled, and the person or horse who received the most first-place votes in their respective division will be declared the champion.

The winners will be announced at the 46th annual Eclipse Awards dinner the evening of Jan. 21 at Gulfstream Park

California Chrome, who in 2014 was Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male, looks to add the title of champion male dirt runner for 2016. The other finalists in that category are Frosted, the Met Mile winner, and Lord Nelson, who is also a finalist for champion male sprinter.

California Chrome Logs Final Los Alamitos Workout

By Jeremy Balan
California Chrome stepped on the track at Los Alamitos Race Course for the last time Jan. 4.

You wouldn’t know it from the way he behaved, because the 6-year-old chestnut went through the motions like he has so many mornings before.

Under regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney, California Chrome stood motionless at the gap, overseeing his domain, before backtracking and then galloping into his work.

The drill was his professional norm, a carbon copy of his morning workouts in recent years—pulling on Gladney early with an eagerness to run and powerfully accelerating in the stretch. The first quarter went in :25 flat, but he quickened to run a half-mile in :48 2/5 and hit the wire in 1:00 1/5 for five furlongs, with a gallop out to six furlongs in 1:13 3/5.

“He looked like he was going so easy,” trainer Art Sherman said.

As the son of Lucky Pulpit made his way back to the barn, however, talk of the work faded quickly and nostalgia reigned. The 79-year-old trainer couldn’t help but ponder California Chrome’s place in the history of the sport.

“What gets me with this horse is he gets stronger as he gets older. It’s kind of spooky,” Sherman said. “I cannot believe his demeanor. Training him, he’s just so much stronger and it’s hard for me to believe. At 6-years-old, could this be his best? I don’t know.

“It’s so hard to go from 2 to 3, 4, 5, and now 6. Even all the great horses, somewhere down the line, they tail off a little bit and have some good days and bad days. This horse has just been unbelievable.

“You’re around a lot of good horses—like Kelso and all of them—that stood up at an older age and you wonder, could he be like that? I think, to me, he’s outstanding, but could he be an all-time great? Like Secretariat, or John Henry—could you put him in the same category?”

The questions hung in the crisp morning air. Comparing the greats is one of the game’s most prevalent pastimes, but a solid answer is never truly clear.

What is clear is the immediate future for California Chrome. He’ll ship to Gulfsteam Park in the early morning hours of Jan. 6 to make the final start of his career in the Jan. 28 Pegasus World Cup (gr. I). Assistant trainer Alan Sherman will head East a day prior and will oversee the chestnut’s final preparations in Florida.

“I’ll get a little teary-eyed when it comes closer to the end,” Alan Sherman said.

Same goes for Sherman assistant and exercise rider Anna Wells.

“It’s sad. I don’t want to see the horse go,” Wells said, after hopping off new stable star Dortmund following a morning gallop. “I’m just glad I get to go to the race. I’ll try to keep the tears back, and all.”

But maybe—just maybe—a blowout win in the Pegasus could convince owners Perry Martin and Taylor Made Farm to keep racing him. With plenty of mares lined up to breed to California Chrome, that hope is all but lost, but the elder Sherman can still hold out hope, even if it’s only half jokingly.

“If he wins this Pegasus race, we might have to think about it,” he said. “Let’s have one more year at it. Just give me one more year.”

Red Hot Bad Ju Ju Takes $75,000 Kalookan Queen S.

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ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 30, 2016)–Last with three furlongs to run, California-bred Bad Ju Ju surged to the lead a sixteenth of a mile from home to take Friday’s $75,000 Kalookan Queen Stakes at Santa Anita by 2 ½ lengths under Norberto Arroyo, Jr. Trained by Peter Miller, the 4-year-old daughter of Desert Code got 6 ½ furlongs in 1:16.04 over a main track listed as wet fast.

Claimed three starts back for $40,000 on Oct. 8, Bad Ju Ju got her first stakes win while winning for the third consecutive time for Rockingham Ranch. Off at 4-1 in a field of eight fillies and mares three and up, she paid $10.80, $5.20 and $5.00.

“What a ride!” exclaimed Miller. “She was down inside and then he was able to tip outside coming to the quarter pole…I could see he was loaded, but I was afraid he was going to get stopped. We’ll nominate to the Santa Monica (Grade II, seven furlongs on Jan. 21), but she’s Cal-bred and we’ll look at all those races as well.

The Kalookan Queen capped a stellar year for Bad Ju Ju, who is based with Miller at San Luis Rey Downs. In her 11th start of 2016, she picked up her fifth win and improved her overall record to 17-7-1-4. With a Cal-bred bonus of $22,500, she received $61,740 for the win, boosting her career earnings to $305,731.

“I was very confident going into the race and I was confident during the race,” said Arroyo, who was covered in mud following the race. “I’ve been going down to San Luis Rey to work her and I knew she was doing well.”

Head and head for the early lead with longshot Tuscany Beauty and favored Fantastic Style, Brainspin, ridden by Luis Contreras, tired late and had to settle for second, one length in front of Ponder Lea. Off at 6-1, Brainspin paid $7.00 and $7.00.

Next to last after a quarter mile, Ponder Lea was off at 18-1 and paid $15.00 to show with Flavien Prat.

Fantastic Style, with Rafael Bejarano up for Bob Baffert, was heavily favored at 1-2 but caved readily the final three sixteenths, finishing fifth.

Fractions on the race were 21.44, 44.18 and 1:09.40.

Heatseeker Euthanized

Harris Farms’ multiple graded stakes-winning stallion Heatseeker was euthanized Dec. 27 at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of California-Davis after he was discovered in his paddock with a broken left femur.

The 13-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway  began his stud career in 2009 at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Central Kentucky before relocating to Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif., for the 2012 breeding season. He stood for $5,000 this year.

Richard Barnes bred Heatseeker in Ireland and raced him as a juvenile, winning twice and placing in the group I Laing O’Rourke National Stakes at The Curragh. The horse would change owners a couple times before being sold privately in the late summer of 2007 to William deBurgh, who sent the horse to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.

With Hollendorfer, Heatseeker won his first U.S. graded stakes Dec. 8 in the grade III Native Diver. The horse would go on to blossom at 5, starting only in graded stakes and never finishing out of the money in five starts in 2008. His peak achievement was a three-quarters length victory in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) over a full field of 14 that included graded stakes winners Monterey Jazz, Tiago, Student Council, and Champs Elysees.

Heatseeker retired with a 7-5-2 record from 17 starts and total earnings of $1,177,776.

As a sire, Heatseeker would deliver nine black-type stakes winners and a champion. His top runners included Ryans Charm, who won Peru’s Clasico Pamplona (Per-I) back-to-back in 2015 and 2016. The mare was named the champion grass mare in Peru in 2015. In North America, Heatseeker was represented by graded stakes winner Speed Seeker, winner of the Ontario Colleen Stakes (Can-III) and multiple stakes winner Surtsey. His leading earner of 2016 has been Catholic Cowboy, who has earned $461,489, and 2-year-old stakes winner Isa Firecracker. From five crops to race, his progeny have earned $5,957,191 to date.

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