PEDIGREE INSIGHTS BY ANDREW CAULFIELD
Reprinted from: Thoroughbred Daily News
Three days ago, we saw a legendary trainer record his 14th Triple Crown success after a 13-year hiatus with a colt partnered by a comeback jockey whose last Triple Crown successes came in 2001. In such extraordinary circumstances, there's every chance that the personalities will steal the show from the actual horse. Fortunately the colt in question--Preakness hero Oxbow--also has a colorful back story, even if it pales a little alongside those of his legendary trainer D. Wayne Lukas and veteran rider Gary Stevens.
Heatseeker Juvenile Sells For $180,000
Timonium, MD (May 20, 2013)-Hip 57 was knocked down and sold at $180,000 during the Fasig Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale opening session. The bay filly is by Heatseeker out of Six Ribbons (Cape Town) and was sold to Larry Zap agent for Joe Ciaglia, she was bred in Kentucky. Watch her preview breeze here.
California Chrome Eyes Hollywood Juvenile Championship
By Steve Andersen DRF
California Chrome will be a California-bred 2-year-old colt to follow this summer.
On Friday, in his second start, California Chrome won a maiden special weight race over 4 1/2 furlongs by 2 3/4 lengths in 52.42 seconds. A colt by Lucky Pulpit, California Chrome was second in his debut April 26.
Art Sherman trains California Chrome for breeders Martin Perry and Steve Coburn.
Sherman said Sunday that California Chrome is likely to skip the $100,000 Willard Proctor Memorial Stakes over 5 1/2 furlongs June 15 in favor of the $150,000 Hollywood Juvenile Championship on July 13.
“I think the farther he goes, the better,” Sherman said. “He came out of his race in good shape.”
Sherman also has his high eye on two stakes for California-bred juveniles at Del Mar this summer – the $100,000 Graduation Stakes over 5 1/2 furlongs July 31 and the $150,000 I’m Smokin Stakes over six furlongs Sept. 2.
Unusual Hottie Is SW #37 For Her Sire Taking the $100,000 Fran's Valentine
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (May 18, 2013) – Unusual Hottie rallied in late stretch to win Saturday’s $100,500 Fran’s Valentine Stakes for California-bred fillies and mares at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Mike and Cory Wellman Visit Harris Farms
Mike and Cory Wellman visited Harris Farms and the River Ranch on May 17th. They are the owners of Miss Thirtyfour D, Miss Sea Cup, Well Measured, and they are shown here with their 2012 colt by Thorn Song out of Miss Thirtyfour D.
Australian Thoroughbred Enthusiasts
Australian Thoroughbred enthusiasts led by Virginia Harvey, editor that visited Harris Farms May 15, 2013.
Life After Racing
Life After Racing
Surfcup Takes $300,000 Snow Chief Stakes
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (Apr. 27, 2013) – Surfcup outdueled Fighting Hussar through the lane to win Saturday’s $300,000 Snow Chief Stakes for 3-year-olds eligible to the Golden State Series on the Gold Rush XIV card at Hollywood Park.
SUPER ABILITY Captures $70,000 Grey Memo Stakes
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (Apr. 27, 2013) – Favored Super Ability led all the way to win Saturday’s $70,000 Grey Memo Stakes for California-breds on the Gold Rush XIV card at Betfair Hollywood Park.
April 25, 2013-Ruben Guerra is shown providing some extra nursing care to a sick foal.