Lingfield Park wins first asking on Turf

Video Lingfield Park Maiden Win

Lingfield Park wins one mile 70 yard maiden on turf

Lingfield Park (LP) , PaBRED, colt by Verrazano o/o Move by Silver Train broke his maiden in his 4th career start. Lingfield Park is named after Lingfield Park Racecourse , a horse racing course at Lingfield in Surrey, United Kingdom, to honor HnR’s MGSW mare Living the Life (IRE). Living the Life won the first All Weather filly/mare Sprint Championship held at Lingfield Park April 18, 2014.

Move’s first foal, colt by Verrazano now named Lingfield Park

Lingfield Park is the first foal out of HnR homebred mare Move by Silver Train o/o Be Envied, making Move a 1/2 sister to two accomplished HnR homebreds: Finest City Breeders’ Cup Sprint Champion and Eclipse Award winner and Grand Prix a multiple stakes winner with a career record of 18 starts 4 wins 5 seconds and 4 thirds. Though over shadowed by her two 1/2 sisters, Move compiled a credible body of work, starting 20 times, compiling 2 wins 5 places and 4 thirds. Lingfield Park was foaled at Northview PA by Tim Fazio.

Lingfield Park now standing over 16 hands and and 1000 pounds before heading to training at Fair Hill MD

In conjunction with Carl McEntee, Verrazano was chosen for Move with the plan to produce a commercial PaBRED foal to be sold at auction. Verrazano looked like an exciting new stallion prospect off his race record, standing at Coolmore and phenomenal pedigree being 1/2 brother to Graded Stakes Winning, successful stallion El Padrino and the phenomenal Princess of Sylmar, a PaBred who won 4 Grade 1’s including the Kentucky Oaks with career earnings of $2M+. Princess of Sylmar was sold at auction for $3.1M to Shadai Farm in Japan. Verrazano started out 5th on the freshmen sire list producing graded stakes winners like Seek and Destroy, a MGSW on turf. Surprisingly, at least to us, Verrazano’s U.S. stallion career was cut short by his sale to a syndicate in Brazil in 2019. The sale undermined the commerciality of Verrazano offspring causing HnR decision to keep Move 19/aka Lingfield Park to race.

Lingfield Park wins June 24 2022 Penn National Racecourse Photo By EQUI-PHOTO

Once it was decided to keep Lingfield Park to race, he was sent to Delaware, and then Virginia, to become certified for their thoroughbred incentive programs. A large horse, it took a while for Lingfield Park to round into racing shape and overcome the usual bout of 2 year old ailments. LP did not make it to the races until March of his 3 year old year. After legging up at Eagle Point Farm with Karen Godsey in Virginia, LP was sent to Fair Hill Training Center in Eklton, MD to be trained by Phil Schoenthal.

Fair Hill is one of the best, if not the best locations, to stable and train thoroughbreds. Trainers have access to dirt, Tapeta, and turf trails for training. Think Newmarket UK with dirt facilities. LP has/had plenty of workmates during this process including our homebred 3 yo colt Nimitz. Nimitz has won 3 of 7 and produced performance numbers right on the edge of black type performance levels. LP worked well with Nimitz so we believed he would do well once he got some experience. We also believed that LP is a two turn horse, but ran him short first time out to get some experience and conditioning.

LP then went to two turns on dirt race 2 and 3, finishing 2nd in race 3. Besides distance and surface considerations, races that take advantage of LP’s PaBred status and VA and DE certifications take priority. In May, what looked to be LP’s perfect next race came up at Penn National, a PaBRED restricted race Maiden Special Weight race at a mile on the dirt. Unfortunately, LP came down with a viral infection and had to be scratched from this race.

Once past the virus, and back in training, and another month lost, LP was in need of his next/4th start. This is where breeding, state certification and luck came together for him. Given LP’s pedigree and training on the All-Weather Tapeta track at Fair Hill, Phil S believed LP would do well on dirt, AW and turf, a rare quality. Second, because LP is a PaBRED, LP can be entered in certain maiden claiming races without putting him in for a “tag”. So our entering LP in a $25K maiden claiming race did not represent any decline in our expectations for LP, rather represented the need for a race. Plus HnR as the breeder and owner of LP, is eligible for significant incentives when he wins or hits the board. As it worked out, this plan came to fruition. The winner’s purse was increased for PaBRED winning an open race, the breeder received a bonus, and LP earned the VA winner’s bonus. As a result, the incentives exceeded the winner’s purse for this particular race. LP should race again after a few weeks break. Given his ability to run on three surfaces, LP is a strong candidate to run at least once this summer at Colonial Downs in VA.

Prodigy Doll faces field of 6 in 2nd round Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championship Series at Penn National 17 June 2022

Prodigy Doll Winner’s Circle Laurel 2020

HnR Nothhaft Horseracing’s 4 yo filly, stakes winning, Prodigy Doll enters the 2nd round of the Match Series in 2nd place with 7 points trailing rival Kaylasaurus, who stands first with 10. Kaylasaurus rallied to nip Prodigy Doll at the wire last time out in the 1st round Primonetta Stakes at Laurel Park. Prodigy Doll and Kaylasaurus are the only combatants returning from the first round race. Prodigy Doll’s improving performance numbers for Trainer Phil Schoenthal make her an interesting contender in this race, The Susquehanna Valley Stakes. Prodigy Doll won her only start at Penn National, a 5 1/2 furlong maiden Special weight October 2020.

Danon Early 3yo Colt by Frankel o/o Finest City seeks 2nd win Sunday

Danon Early, first foal o/o 2016 Eclipse Award Winner and Breeders’ Cup Champion Finest City by world leading sire Frankel, seeks his 2nd career victory in Race 7 at Chukyo Race Track Sunday afternoon June 5th. Finest City, a PABred, was bred by Hank Nothhaft via HnR Nothhaft Horseracing LLC is by City Zip o/o Be Envied by Lemond Drop Kid.

Finest City Northview MD with Hank

Danon Early has compiled a career record of 8 starts 1 Win 2 Show and 1 Place with $96,000 in career earnings. Danon Early made his first 7 starts on turf before switching to the dirt in a 1600 meter (~mile) effort and coming from the clouds to earn his first win.

Danon Early 3yo colt by Frankel o/o Fines City

Chukyo Race 7 is slated for 1800 meters (~1 1/8 mile) dirt, offering the winner a $60,000 purse. The field consists of a 12 horse field, including older horses, with Danon Early the 4th favorite on the Morning Line in his first start against winners. Norihiro Yokoyama retains the ride for Trainer Takayuki Yasuda. This will be Danon Early’s 3rd start with blinkers

HnR Bred 8 yo Fielder makes 47th Career Start at Woodbine Sunday

Fielder, an 8 year old PABred gelding, by Sidney’s Candy o/o Karakorum Fugitive is entered to run in Race 8 at Woodbine on Sunday, June 5th. Fielder was bred by HnR Nothhaft Horseracing LLC and sold privately. His 47th career start, Fielding will face 8 others in an Allowance Optional Claiming race 5 furlongs on the Inner Turf Course. Launching from Post Position 1, Fielder will be looking for his 9th career win, or at least add to his 27 previous in the money finishes that have generated $451K in career earnings.

Fielder wins Marshall Jenny Stakes

Fielder seems to be enjoying his sojourn to Canada. In six races at Woodbine, Fielder owns 2 wins and 2 in the money finishes. An in the money finish in this race offering purse of $102,000 would certainly burnish an already very successful career.

HnR Bred Sells Highest Priced PABred Filly at Fasig-Tipton Mid-Atlantic Sale

Top PABred 2 yo Filly Sulis 20

Selling for $200,000 and the highest-priced PABred filly was a daughter of Practical Joke o/o Sulis purchased
by Villa Rosa/Harlo Stable from the McKathan Bros.
Sales consignment. Out of the winning Maria’s Mon
mare Sulis, who has six winners from as many foals
of racing age, the filly was bred by Hank Nothhaft’s
HnR Nothhaft Horse Racing LLC,

HnR Purchases Sulis @Keeneland November 2012

Sulis 20 was sold for$45,000 as a weanling at Keeneland in November, She went back through the ring for $110,000
as a yearling at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky last October. The filly hails from the family of Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and champion Vino Rosso and Grade 1-winning sprinter I’m the Tiger.

Sulis 5 Time Winner Bavaria Bodemeister Colt as a 2yo

HnR Bred Practical Joke PABRED filly o/o Sulis Sells $200K Fasig Tipton Mid-Atlantic Sale

Sulis Highest Priced PABRED to Sell at Fasig Tipton Mid-Atlantic

Sulis 20 a PABRED filly bred by HnR Nothhaft Horseracing sold as Hip 76 for $200,000 highest price paid for a PABRED at the sale. . By Practical Joke, Sulis 20 is 1/2 to 5 time PABRED winner Bavaria.

Sulis 20 Filly by Practical Joke
Hip 76 HnR bred Sulis Filly by Practical Joke sells $200K PABRED

A March, 2020, foal, Sulis 20 was foaled at Northview Stallion Station PA by Tim Fazio. HnR sold Sulis at the Keeneland November Sale in 2020. Sulis has 6 foals to race all winners with Bavaria, 4yo still active, with 5 wins in PA approaching $100K in earnings. The 2nd Dam, Medicine Woman has a page that can only be described as phenomenal. Listed among the many black type winners under Medicine Woman is Vino Rosso, an emerging young sire at Spendthrift Farm. Sulis has a Classic Empire yearling colt purchased by Clarmont Bloodstock.

HnR Horseracing publishes Living the Life (IRE) All American Stakes Video Vignette

On the 7th Anniversary of Living the Life’s win over 10 male horses in the Grade 3 one mile All American Stakes, HnR Horseracing has published a short video with highlights of Living the Life (IRE)’s special day.

This race was Living the Life (IRE)’s 33rd start and resulted in her 10th win. Next time out in her attempt to win the Grade 2 Master’s Stakes 3 times in a row, she finished 2nd by a head and did not hit the board in her last race of 2016. In training at Santa Anita to run in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, Living the Life (IRE) sustained a career ending ankle injury and subsequently retired to HnR broodmare duty in Kentucky. Her career stats are 35 starts 10 wins 6 places 4 shows Earnings $1,028,000.

Two Tales of Living the Life (IRE) Half Brothers Racing this Week

Commodore Perry (KY) makes start 13–Silver Blur debuts

Commodore Perry (KY), by Pioneer of the Nile, is Living the Life’s first foal. Living the Life won two Grade 2 and one Grade 3 Sprint Stakes, all on Tapeta All Weather Tracks. Living the Life (IRE) is also Grade 1 placed on the dirt. Living the Life (IRE) produced 10 wins and $1 million plus in earnings during her racing career.

Living the Life Chapman Painting

Now a broodmare, Living the Life (IRE) produced a Pioneer of the Nile colt named Commodore Perry (KY) in April 2018. When Commodore Perry (KY) matured and launched his racing career, he became the classic morning glory. A morning glory being a horse who demonstrates significant talent during morning workouts, but fails to perform in the afternoons.

As a result Commodore Perry (KY) has been tried on various surfaces, distances and locales. by HnR Horseracing and his trainers. In an attempt to run him against competition he could overwhelm, we lost him to a claim, but successfully claimed him back. Commodore Perry (KY) now resides at Fair hill under the tutelage of Phil Schoenthal. He is completely sound, very robust, easy to handle, and often flashes extraordinary talent during morning training.

As a result we are not prepared to give up on him yet. As a result, career start 13 will be at Presque Isle Downs on Tuesday in a mile allowance race on a Tapeta track. Commodore Perry (KY) two career wins have come at Turfway on their Tapeta track.

Commodore Perry (KY) winning at Turfway before returning to HnR Horseracing

Commodore Perry (KY) will be returning to the locale of Living the Life (IRE) ‘s most significant accomplishments. In three starts at Presque Isle Downs for Gary Mandella, Living the Life (IRE) with Mike Smith up won the Masters Stakes sGrade 2 in 2015, won th Masters Stakes with Joe Bravo up in 2016 and was a short nose 2nd in 2017 with Flavian Prat up, pocketing a total $560K in purse money.

Further, Commodore Perry (KY), in honor of Living the Life (IRE) accomplishments at Presque Isle, is named after the War of 1812 hero of Lake Erie, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. Commodore Perry built his wooden fleet of sailing craft at Presque Isle before defeating the British in a pivotal battle on LakeErie. From this battle emerged one of, if not the, most famous saying in US Naval History “Don’t give up the Ship!”. Commodore Perry (KY) will be decked out in HnR Nothhaft Horseracing’s Navy Blue and Gold color of owner Hank Nothhaft’s alma mater the U.S. Naval Academy.

We are hoping, Commodore Perry (KY) will be inspired at demonstrate his morning prowess in the afternoon on the shores of Lake Erie.

Silver Blur is an entirely different situation going into his Maiden Start on Sunday in Race 4 at Churchill Downs. Bred by HnR and sold for $300K as a yearling at the Fasig Tipton Select Sale he is by Top US stallion of the decade Tapit.

Working forwardly as a 2yo, Silver Blur encountered a soft tissue injury that pushed his first start out to this weekend in May. Owned by successful owner, Tom Durant, whose top horse based on earnings is Silver Dust, he is in the hands of super successful trainer Bret Calhoun. (also trained Silver Dust). Adam Beschizza, emerging journeyman, jockey will be in the irons.

Silver Blur colt by Tapit o/o Living the Life (IRE) yearling Fasig Tipton Select Sale

Given the purse structure at Churchill Downs, it is not surprising that Silver Blur will face a full field of formidable competitors entered by a group of world renowned owners and trainers and ridden by many top US jockeys. As the saying goes, you must start somewhere. No telling at this time whether Silver Blur will be a sprinter or two turn horse or favor the dirt or turf, but much will be revealed during Sunday’s 5 1/2 furlong turf sprint. Good luck to all the connections.


Purse: $ 120,000. (Includes $56,500 – KTDF – Kentucky TB Devt Fund) . For Maidens, Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 118 Lbs.; Older, 124 Lbs. (preference To Horses That Have Not Started For Less Than $50,000 In Last 3 Starts). (if Deemed Inadvisable By Management To Run This Race Over The Turf Course, It Will Be run on the main track at Five and a Half Furlongs.). Five And One Half Furlongs. (Turf)