Grade I Winner Tamarando to stand at Harris Farms

Del Mar Futurity
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Del Mar Futurity Grade One winner and California-bred Champion Tamarando retires from racing with earnings of $722,652 and will enter stud this year at Harris Farms for $2,500 live foal.

Bred and raced by Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams, Tamarando won at distances from 5 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/8 miles in his first 10 starts at 2 and 3, winning the Del Mar Futurity-G1 on Polytrack in his stakes debut, the El Camino Real Derby-G3 on Tapeta, the Real Quiet Stakes on Cushion Track, and placing in the FrontRunner Stakes-G1 on dirt and CashCall Futurity-G1. He received 118 pounds on the 2013 Experimental Free Handicap, the highest weight assigned to a California-bred juvenile.

The youngest of 15 graded stakes winners sired by leading California sire Bertando, Tamarando is out of the Dehere G2-placed winner Tamarack Bay and is a half-brother stakes winners Luckarack ($612,607) and U’narack ($194,080), in addition to stakes-placed winners Tamarack Smarty ($284,296), Pulmarack Smarty ($235,574) and Ward ‘n Jerry ($199,805).

Tamarando will stand for an introductory fee of $2,500 live foal, payable at foaling. Inquiries should be directed to Dave McGlothlin or Debbie Winick at Harris Farms at 1-800-311-6211 or

Smiling Tiger Juveniles Headed to Barretts March Select Sale

Two juvenile fillies by the multiple grade one winning millionaire Smiling Tiger are entered into the  Barretts 2017 March Select Sale to be held on March 29th at Del Mar.

Hip 8 consigned by Checkmate Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent is named Spiced Perfection and is out of the Pleasantly Perfect broodmare Perfect Feat. Perfect Feat was a multiple winner of $52,000 plus and has a three-year-old unraced to date by Acclamation as her first foal. The juvenile filly foaled on March 10th was bred by Premier Thoroughbreds LLC and is a Cal-bred. She was purchased for $6,500 by John Brocklebank, agent from the consignment of Woodbridge Farm at the October Barretts sale.

Hip 80 consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent LXI is named Hold That Smile and is a February 27th foal from Chasseur Dame (French Legionaire). Chasseur Dame is a stakes winner of over $100k and is the dam of two stakes winners and another stakes placed horse and all of her starters are winners. Dale Mahlum bred Hold that Smile and she is a Cal-bred, she was a $26,000 purchase from the Washington yearling sale by Ten Broeck Farm.

Ambitious Brew up to Win $100,000 Sensational Star S.

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ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2017)–With California-bred or sired horses engaged, Saturday’s $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes came down to an inch–with 2014 winner Ambitious Brew just getting up to win by a nose under Mike Smith over Richard’s Boy and Victor Espinoza.  A Pamela Ziebarth homebred 7-year-old gelding by Tizbud, he’s trained by Marty Jones and got the 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.05.

Ridden by Mike Smith, Ambitious Brew, idle since well beaten down the hill in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint on Nov. 5, sat a close second to Richard’s boy the entire trip and gradually wore him down right on the money.

“The field was short but tough,” said Smith.  “I really wasn’t looking around too much, it was just about getting comfortable.  Marty had him ready to go today.  I thought I had it at the wire.  Victor’s horse is game though.  When I stayed close, his horse really responded…I didn’t want to stay too close and have Richard’s Boy fight harder and hold us off…I was hoping it would work…For a minute, I didn’t think I was going to get by him.”

Off at 3-1 in a race that offered win wagering only, Ambitious Brew paid $8.20.

“This is amazing,” said Ziebarth.  “We’ve had a really slow year so far, but this is a good way to get things going.  He just tries every time he goes out there.  You can always depend on him to give his all.  This whole family tries, everything out of this mare (Kathwen, by Forest Wildcat) tries.”

A winner of the Grade III Eddie D. Stakes over the course two starts back on Sept. 30, Ambitious Brew now has six wins from 11 tries over the unique layout.  With the winner’s share of $60,000, he now has earnings of $559,225, while his overall mark now stands at 22-8-7-0.

“When they were going head and head like they were, I was thinking, ‘I hope he’s fit enough,’” said Jones.  “Mike knows where that wire’s at.  A three-horse race is a real tactical race for the jockeys and Mike’s the best, but the horse is a special horse.  From day one he acted like a special horse and he’s been a lot of fun the last four years…He’s getting a little older so maybe we’ll give him a little more time between races and pick our spots.”

Richard’s Boy, who was also off at 3-1, finished 1 ½ lengths in front of Bettys Bambino, who was heavily favored at 2-5 and trailed throughout.

Fractions on the race were 22.45, 44.52 and 1:06.17.

Lucky Pulpit Succumbs to Heart Attack

Coalinga, CA (February 13, 2017)-Lucky Pulpit suffered an apparent heart attack this afternoon while covering his first broodmare of the 2017 season. Both David McGlothlin (farm manager) and Raul Rosa (stallion manager) were in the Harris Farms breeding shed with Lucky Pulpit when he collapsed coming off the mare.

Lucky Pulpit was owned and raced by Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams and stood his entire career at Harris Farms in Coalinga.

The 16-year-old son of Pulpit out of Lucky Soph, by Cozzene, currently sits atop California’s 2017 general sire list. He was the state’s leading sire last year by progeny earnings, with more than $10.7 million and was the states leading sire in three of the past four years.

From seven crops of racing age, Lucky Pulpit is the sire of 148 winners, including the multiple Eclipse Award winning Californian Chrome. His 229 starters to date have amassed progeny earnings of $24 million.

“The California and national thoroughbred racing industry, where Lucky Pulpit has ranked at the top of the sire lists year after year with world class performers, will still have another three crops from this stellar sire yet to race. Lucky Pulpit hit homerun after homerun with his offspring both in the sales ring and on the racetrack and from early on we had a glimpse of what he would become as a sire.” David McGlothlin.

Lucky Pulpit, who was bred and raced by Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams, was a winner in his second outing at two. He then placed in a grade 3 at two and a placing in a grade 2 at three, before capturing the five furlong turf Smile Stakes at Arlington Park as a four-year-old. Overall, he won three races from twenty-two starts with five seconds and five thirds earning $209,928.

$10 Million Stallion History Repeats in 2016 Sire Standings

by Tracy Gantz
Lucky Pulpit will forever be known as the sire of California Chrome, a feat that gives the stallion a special place in racing history. As California Chrome’s earnings have grown, so have the statistics of his sire.

Thus, it is not surprising that in 2016 Lucky Pulpit led all other California sires by money won, nor that he nearly doubled the progeny earnings of his closest competitor. Lucky Pulpit was earning his second title, having led all California stallions by money won in 2014.

Lucky Pulpit’s runners earned $10,788,375 in 2016, $8,180,000 coming from California Chrome. Not only did California Chrome win the rich Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) in 2016, he captured the TVG Pacific Classic (G1), Awesome Again Stakes (G1), San Pasqual Stakes (G2), San Diego Handicap (G2), and the Winter Challenge Stakes.

You’re Late, winner of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Stakes at Del Mar, was among Lucky Pulpit’s other runners in 2016. Multiple stakes winner Luckarack, also by Lucky Pulpit, continued adding to his bankroll in 2016, bringing his lifetime earnings to $608,387. Fantasy of Luck finished third in the Fleet Treat Stakes, and Floating Feather ran second in the ITA Thoroughbred Classic.

Altogether, Lucky Pulpit’s offspring put him atop the California general sire list by average earnings per runner ($67,009) and average earnings per start ($10,864) as well. Lucky Pulpit stands at Harris Farms in Coalinga for $7,500.

California Chrome California-bred Horse of the Year

PASADENA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2017) – California Chrome was named the California-bred Horse of the Year for 2016 at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner held Wednesday night at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena.

Ashleyluvssugar and Masochistic were the other finalists for Horse of the Year, an award California Chrome also won in 2014.

The other champions presented at the dinner:
Champion Sire of California Conceived Foals by Earnings – Lucky Pulpit, property of Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams.
Champion Sire of California Conceived Foals by Turf Earnings – Unusual Heat, property of The Unusual Heat Syndicate.
Champion Sire of California Conceived Two-Year-Olds by Earnings – Square Eddie, property of Reddam Racing LLC.
Champion Freshman Sire of California Conceived Foals by Earnings – Empire Way, property of Heinz Steinmann.
Champion Sire of California Conceived Foals by Number of Winners – Lucky Pulpit, property of Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams.
Champion Breeders of California Foaled Thoroughbreds by Earnings – Perry Martin & Steve Coburn.
Trainer of the Year – Kenny Black.
Broodmare of the Year – Love the Chase.
Champion California-bred Two-Year-Old Female – Sircat Sally, bred by Joe Turner.
Champion California-bred Two-Year-Old Male – California Diamond, bred by Stormy Hull.
Champion California-bred Three-Year-Old Female – Enola Gray, bred by Nick Alexander.
Champion California-bred Three-Year-Old Male – Gold Rush Dancer, bred by John Parker.
Champion California-bred Older Male – California Chrome, bred by Perry Martin & Steve Coburn.
California-bred Older Female – Lost Bus, bred by John Haagsma & Wesley Ward.
Champion California-bred Turf Horse – Ashleyluvssugar, bred by Estate of Alesia, BranJam Stables & Ciaglia Racing.
Champion California-bred Sprinter – Masochistic, bred by Francoise Dupuis & Louise Julian.
Also at the dinner, Bob Baffert, Art Sherman and Donald Valpredo were inducted into the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Hall of Fame.

Jeranimo’s graded stakes wins

2010 Strub Stakes G2 –
2011 Oak Tree Mile G2 –
2010 San Gabriel G2 –
2011 Citation Handicap G2 –
2012 Shoemaker Mile G1 –
2013 San Gabriel G2 –
2013 Eddie Read Hcp G1 –
2014 San Gabriel G2 –

Metaboss Enters Stud at Harris Farms

By Ron Mitchell
Grade 3 winner Metaboss has been retired and will enter stud this year at Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif., for a fee of $2,000 stands and nurses.

A versatile 5-year-old son of Street Boss, Metaboss won the El Camino Real Derby (G3) as a 3-year-old and was a fast-closing second in the 2016 Del Mar Handicap Presented by the Japan Racing Association (G2T) on grass.

Produced from the stakes-placed Free House mare Spinning Yarns, Metaboss was bred in Kentucky by Mr. and Mrs. John Toffan and purchased by Mersad Metanovic for $10,000 from the Mill Ridge offerings at the 2012 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

Racing for a partnership that included Metanovic, Nevada-based Daniel Preiss, Chuck Azacarate, Milan McFetridge, and MRS Stables, among others, Metaboss won three of 12 starts and earned $300,420. Metaboss was retired after sustaining a small sesamoid fracture during a workout in preparation for last year’s Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1T).

He was trained primarily by Phil D’Amato, and was with Michael Dickinson in Maryland when coming back after missing 13 months due to an injury.

Metanovic said Metaboss’ greatest attributes were his ability to be placed anywhere in a race and his strong closing kick.

“He could adjust to any kind of pace,” he said. “And I’ve never seen a horse come home like that. He was a really smart horse and knew exactly what his job was and what he had to do.”

Metranovic said Metaboss will be a good fit in California and that he has been shopping mixed sales for mares to breed to the horse.

“I think he will fit well in this program,” Metranovic said. “We are going to be really aggressive and we have already had a good response. At the Keeneland January (horses of all ages) sale I was looking for fast fillies and accomplished mares who have thrown stakes horses.”

The California-based bloodstock agent said he believes Metaboss would cross well with mares from the Mr. Prospector line since he was sired by a son of Street Cry and was produced from a Free House mare.

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