Majestic Harbor Filly Makes Quick Work of Allowance Field

Shelbyville, IN (June 7, 2021) – Pearl Tiara, the multiple stakes-placed filly from the first crop of of Majestic Harbor, dashed to a clever allowance win in the 6th race at Indiana Grand going five and one-half furlongs over the fast main track.

The 3-year-old was away swiftly from the outside post and took up a stalking position in third. The blazed-faced miss began her run going into the turn and was even with the leader at the quarter-pole. She fought off the competition and dashed away through the stretch to win by nearly three lengths.

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Pearl Tiara has won or placed in five of her eight career starts and she has earned $74,920 for her ownership group of Loren Hebel-Osborne, Carol W. Osborne, David Osborne, Claudia Pirman, Fred Priman, and Dan Ison. She was bred by Loren Hebel-Osborne, Carol W. Osborne, and David Osborne and she is trained by Tim Glyshaw. She was produced by the winning Mineshaft mare, Pearl Pendant.

Majestic Harbor was the 2020 Leading Freshman Sire in California and he currently sits atop the 2nd Crop Sire list in the state.

Perfectionistic Rallies for Santa Anita Allowance Win

Arcadia, CA (May 31, 2021) – Perfectionistic was trailing early but first when it counted in the 3rd race at Santa Anita, a six furlong allowance over the firm turf course with a purse of $64,500.

Breaking from the outside post in the field of eight, the son of Vronsky did not have early foot of his competitors. He settled into a steady cadence down the backstretch and began to close the gap midway around the far turn. Circling the field, he came roaring down the outside and got up in the final stride to win by a nose.

Perfectionistic is now two-for-three lifetime and he has earned $71,300 for the partnership of The Ellwood Johnston Trust, Ashley Baze, Mary Hilvers, Peter Hilvers, and Ken Tevelde. Traind by Phil D’Amato, he was produced by the Poteen mare, Seasontoperfection.

Lakerville’s Luvluv Last-to-First in Santa Anita Allowance

Arcadia, CA (May 30, 2021) – Luvluv, the 4-year-old son of Lakerville, came rolling through the stretch to win the 9th race at Santa Anita, a $63,000 allowance going one mile over the fast main track.

Bumped at the start, Luvluv was last for the first five furlongs. He began to close around the far turn and was widest of all at the top of the stretch. He uncorked a strong turn of foot and a sub-twelve second final eighth to get up in the final strides to win by a half-length.

Luvluv was bred by the partnership of Michael Neuman and Francoise Dupuis and he races for his breeders and additional partner Jean Pierre Dupuis. The victory takes his earning to $98,400. Trained by John Sadler, he was produced by the winning Fasliyev mare, Lunata (IRE).

Scary Fast Smile Scary Good in Santa Anita Allowance Win

Arcadia, CA (May 29, 2021) – Scary Fast Smile, the 4-year-old son of Smiling Tiger, has been nothing short of scary good in his last two starts. Last time out, he scored by an official seven and three-quarter lengths. Today in the 6th race at Santa Anita, he rounded up that margin to eight lengths in the six furlong, main track allowance with a purse of $64,500.

He was not first out of the gate from the inside post, but he got into stride quickly and maintained his rail position. He led by a half-length after the opening quarter and a length a half-mile in. Roused at the top of the stretch by jockey Tyler Baze, he opened up with every stride and cruised in much the best.

Scary Fast Smile is a third generation Harris Farms-bred. Produced by the winning Congaree mare, Scare Fast, he has hit the board in all seven of his career starts and earned $118,840 for the partnership of William Branch, William Buster, Jr., and Mark Cohen. He is trained by Mark Glatt.

In Vronsky Style’s Fashionable Maiden Special Win

Arcadia, CA (May 23, 2021) – In Vronsky Style, who had been second and third in he two prior career starts, found his third start a charm, gaining his maiden special weight victory in the nightcap at Santa Anita.

Cutting back from one mile to six furlongs over the firm turf course, In Vronsky Style was favored to get the job done and he did it in a performance befitting his name. Going straight to the lead, he shrugged off the early pressure with a 21.66 opening quarter and the half in 44.54. He found another gear at the top of the stretch and he drew away to win by four and one-half lengths. He finished the trip in 1:09.33.

The 4-year-old Vronsky gelding races for The Ellwood Johnston Trust and Michelle Thompson and he is trained by Phil D’Amato. Bred by Old English Rancho, he was produced by the Perfect Mandate mare, In Perfect Style.

Desert Code Son Maybe Sometime Debuts a MSW Winner at Santa Anita

Arcadia, CA (May 22, 2021) – Maybe Sometime, the 3-year-old Desert Code gelding, made a very professional debut in maiden special weight company at Santa Anita. The Harris Farms’ homebred rallied up the inside to win the 6th race at Santa Anita going six furlong over the fast main track.

Away with the field from post three, Maybe Sometime settled into the second flight down the backstretch. The two flights merged into a line of four coming off the turn and into the stretch. A clear leader emerged and Maybe Sometime made chase, catching him at the sixteenth pole and pulling away to win by three quarters of a length.

Maybe Sometime is trained by Sean McCarthy. He was produced by the winning French Deputy mare, Toomanytomorrows.

Dual Stakes Performances for Majestic Harbor

Shelbyville, IN (May 19, 2021) – Majestic Harbor, California’s Leading Freshman Sire in 2020 and currently sitting atop the 2nd Crop Sire list in the state, had two stakes performers on today’s card at Indiana Grand Race Course.

First up was the filly Pearl Tiara, finished second in the $77,400 Swifty Sired Fillies Stakes going five and one-half furlongs. A black-typer earner last season at two, she was clear of the third place runner by more than five lengths. She was produced by the Mineshaft mare, Pearl Pendant.

One race later, the colt and gelding division, the $77,400 Sagamore Sired Stakes saw the 3-year-old gelding Manuelito come from the back of the pack to bring home the place money. He is the third stakes performer from Majestic Harbor’s first crop. He is out of the Baltimore Bob mare, Harper’s Dream.

The Chosen Vron Much The Best in G3 Lazaro Barrera S.

THE CHOSEN VRON                                                                                                                                                                            © BENOIT PHOTO

Courtesy of Santa Anita ARCADIA, Calif. ( May 15, 2021) With Laurel River and I’ll Stand Taller duking it out on the front-end, trainer Eric Kruljac’s The Chosen Vron flew off the turn for home and marched to an emphatic 3 ½ length win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden for the first time by Umberto Rispoli, the California-bred gelding by Vronsky got 6 ½ furlongs in 1:16.28.

In a field of four sophomores, it was readily apparent from the outset that I’ll Stand Taller and Juan Hernandez were not going to allow impressive recent maiden winner Laurel River and Abel Cedillo to have their way on the front end as they blazed an opening quarter mile in 21.32.

With I’ll Stand Taller shrinking noticeably a quarter mile out, The Chosen Vron was making an eye catching move at the rail blew by Laurel River with a furlong to run.

“I could see they were going really fast, those two horses up front, and by the quarter pole my horse was right on top of them, he really kicked well in the stretch,” said Rispoli. “When I first came here, (J. Eric Kruljac) gave me so many winners, I’m happy to finally give him a stakes win.”

The Chosen Vron, fresh off a sparkling 6 ½ furlong win versus Cal-Breds in the Echo Eddie Stakes on April 3, was off as the 3-5 favorite and paid $3.20 and $2.10 with no show wagering.

“Short fields sometimes end up being like match races,” said breeder and part owner Kruljac. “I knew my horse could rate….Doug (O’Neill) had a horse in there that looked like he would use as the rabbit, so that kind of eliminates the match race. He softened them up early and I don’t know if it mattered, with the way the horse fired today. He’s a pretty exciting horse, when you breed them yourself there’s this extra pride that goes into it. I’m as excited as I can be.”

Owned J. Eric Kruljac, Robert Fetkin, John Sondereker and Richard Thornburgh. The Chosen Vron, who is out of the Tiz Wonderful mare Tiz Molly, picked up his first graded stakes win and has three wins from four starts. With the winner’s share of $60,000, he increased his earnings to $210,600.

Complete fractions on the race were 21.32, 44.29 and 1:09.61.

Omg It’s Jessica Earns MSW Diploma at Santa Anita

Arcadia, CA (May 14, 2021) – Omg It’s Jessica, who had placed in three of her four career starts, shed her bridesmaid tag with a convincing maiden special weight victory going six furlongs over the fast main track at Santa Anita.

The 3-year-old Smiling Tiger filly was part of a triumvirate vying for the early lead. Omg It’s Jessica gained the advantage with two furlongs to go. She opened up by two and one-half lengths passing the eighth pole and keep her advantage all the way to the wire.

Omg It’s Jessica is a homebred racing for Keenan Freeman and Cassie Freeman. Produced by the winning Premiership mare, Snobby Princess, she is trained by Craig Dollase.

Majestic Harbor Tops California’s 2nd Crop Sire List with Winning Double

Shelbyville, IN (May 13, 2021) – Majestic Harbor, California’s Leading Freshman Sire of 2020, now sits atop the California Second Crop Sire List for 2021 with the victories by his 3-year-old fillies Lieutenant Kitty and Diamond Solitaire in the maiden special weight and the feature race on today’s card at Indiana Downs.

Lieutenant Kitty, who had placed in both her starts last season at two, was the 1/5 favorite to defeat the field of maidens in the 3rd race, and she rewarded the faithful with a dominating win over the mile and seventy yard trip. Taken off the pace in the early going, it was obvious she was raring to go whenever jockey Fernando De La Cruz asked. That call came heading into the far turn and from there, the contest was over. He sat chilly as she opened up with every stride and came home sixteen and one-half lengths in front of the rest.

Lieutenant Kitty race for the partnership of Deerfield Farm Racing, Dan Ison, Charles A. Bebber, and Lavallee Racing and she is trained by Robert Pincins. Bred by David W. Osborne and Loren Hebel-Osborne, she was produced by the winning Chief Seattle mare, Corrine.

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Three races later, her stakes-placed cropmate Diamond Solitaire was also favored to take down the featured one mile, main track allowance and she did not disappoint. Midpack with little running room for the first six furlongs, she found a path coming off the final turn. Asked for her best by jockey Alex Archard, she responded with a strong stretch run to to win by two and one-half lengths.

Racing for the Diamond Solitaire Partnership, she is trained by Stephen Lyster. Out of the Sightseeing mare, Diamond Seeker, she was bred by David W. Osborne, Loren Hebel Osborne and Warren Gene McLean.

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