HnR Nothhaft Horse Racing LLC (HnR), founded and owned by Henry R. “Hank” Nothhaft, originally located in California, is headquartered in Texas. The acronym, HnR, derives from the first name initials of Hank and his wife Randie. HnR’s Navy Blue and Gold silks honor Hank’s alma mater the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. HnR participates in all phases of thoroughbred horse racing with a strong emphasis on the welfare of our horses.
HnR breeds for its own account, and for commercial sale, with a portfolio 30-40 horses primarily located in PA, CA, FL, KY and VA. HnR is breeder of 2016 Breeders’ Cup Female Sprint Champion, Eclipse Award Winner, and 2016 PA BRED Horse of the Year Finest City. HnR also bred and sold TDN Rising Star and Multiple Graded Stakes winning filly Daddy is a Legend. Daddy is a Legend is by Scat Daddy out of HnR mare Randie’s Legend. HnR retained RL17, a City Zip colt named Belleau Wood (PA) for racing. Randie’s Legend delivered a Tiznow filly 2018 and is in foal to Candy Ride for 2018. Current plans are to breed Randie’s Legend to the 11th Triple Crown Winner Justify for 2019.
HnR campaigned multiple graded stakes winner and millionaire Living the Life (LTL) (IRE) in the U.K. where she won the All-Weather Filly and Mare Championship in 2014. After importing LTL to the U.S., she won the Grade 2 Masters’ Stakes 2014 and 2015, and in 2016, defeated a field of 10 male horses to win the Grade 3 All American Stakes. LTL won 10 times in 35 starts amassing $1,028,000 in career earnings. LTL, in her first year as a broodmare, produced a colt by Pioneer of the Nile. LTL is in foal to leading U.S. stallion Tapit for 2018.
Other HnR stakes winning horses include Kindle (KY), a sprinter by Indian Charlie, a multiple stakes winner with brilliant speed. Now an HnR broodmare. she has produced 3 handsome colts, a 2 yo colt named Made in America, retained by HnR for racing, by 2 time Breeders’ Cup Classic Champion Tiznow, and a weanling by American Pharoah, the first Triple Crown Winner in 34 years. The American Pharoah foal sold as Hip 76 Keeneland November, 2017, for $400,000. Kindle 17 was resold as Hip 91 November 2018 for $2,200,000 & purchased by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. At the time, this was the highest 2018 price paid for any horse at auction in the U.S. Kindle’s 3rd foal is a 2018 colt by leading stallion Pioneer of the Nile. Kindle is taking a year off and the breeding choice for 2019 is Into Mischief.
Mister Nofty (PA), 2013, a colt by Scat Daddy out of Walking Path by Bernardini is HnR’s first homebred, HnR raced, stakes winner. Grand Prix (PA) 2014, by Tale of the Cat out of Be Envied by Lemon Drop Kid became our 2nd homebred stakes winner in June, 2017. Grand Prix, a multiple stakes winner, is 1/2 sister to Finest City (City Zip) Breeders Cup Sprint Champion and Eclipse Award Winner. Fielder became HnR’s 5th PABRED stakes winner when he took the Marshall Jenny Stakes in a thrilling dash to the finish on July 22, 2018 @PARX in Bensalem, PA.
In PA, HnR is a syndicate partner in leading Mid-Atlantic first crop sire El Padrino, a son of Pulpit, out of Enchanted Rock. He was 1/2 brother to leading young sire Verrazano. El Padrino is the leading 2nd crop sire in the Mid-Atlantic Region. HnR owned and stood Breeders’ Cup Sprint Champion Silver Train in PA, who continues to rank at the top of the Mid-Atlantic Sire Standings. HnR owns seasons in several other leading sires.