Big Saturday in CA Races for HnR Nothhaft Horseracing

Two PABreds and One KYBred invade the Golden State

Hank Nothhaft’s HnR Horseracing Nothhaft Horseracing (HnR Horseracing) got its’ start in Northern CA in the 2007 time frame while we were living in Saratoga CA at the time. We enjoyed a number of years racing in both northern and southern CA. Our favorite track was Bay Meadows, but ran at all the CA tracks including most of the Fair Circuit venues.

Sulis with Practical Joke PABred filly Huntingcoco Chandelier Stakes Grade 2 Breeders’ Cup Win and Your In Santa Anita Park 6

NorthviewPA; 3/8/20; PABred filly by Practical Jok o/oSulis, by Maria’s Mon; foaled 3/5/20; breeder HnR Nothhaft Racing

Once we got some direct experience in the wonderful world thoroughbred horse racing, HnR Horseracing decided to combine racing with commercial breeding. Our goal was/is to breed horses that are valuable enough so that we couldn’t or wouldn’t afford to buy them. We have accomplished that goal many times over.

HnR Horseracing geographic focus in the breeding business is and has been the Mid-Atlantic and Kentucky with a strong focus on PA.

It’s true horses can take you anywhere, but it is a bit surprising and thrilling for a small operation like HnR Horseracing to find itself blessed with three starters in races in CA on Saturday say instead of PA. Though it is surprising, I have found over the years that the thoroughbred industry is filled with surprises, both good and bad. Another odd coincidence is that Jockeys Edwin Maldonado and Joe Bravo rode for HnR Horseracing on a number of occasions while racing in CA.

The horses and the Races!!

Carson Jen Race 4 Santa Anita Park MSW Jockey Joe Bravo Trainer George Papaprodromou

Miss Mahalia 20 filly by Gunrunner 3 days of age now Carson Jen

Carson Jen frolicking at Coolmore America

Huntingcoco Race 6 Santa Antia Park Chandelier Stakes Grade 2 Jockey Edwin Maldonado Trainer Bob Baffert

Six Week old Huntingcoco PABred Northview PA

Lookin to Excel Race 3 Fresno MSW Jockey Irving Orozco Trainer Jamey Thomas

Lookin to Excel PABred colt by Lookin at Lucky o/o Exceed and Excel mare Macaabra

What’s next for HnR’s PABred 2 yo filly Huntingcoco?

Huntingcoco, a 2 yo PABred filly bred and sold by Hank Nothhaft’s HnR Nothhaft Horseracing won impressively for Bob Baffert and her connections in her first start. Huntingcoco is by promising 2nd crop sire Practical Joke and o/o Sulis by Maria’s Mon. Going 5.5 furlongs on the dirt at Del Mar on September 4th, Huntingcoco was sent at 7:1 odds, substantially higher than her high priced ($950K Keeneland yearling purchase) stablemate Carla, the odds on favorite. Breaking well along the rail, Huntingcoco asserted herself in the stretch and won by a widening 6 3/4 lengths. .

Huntingcoco Wins Impressively 1st Time Out

Huntingcoco dominated the field in MSW Del Mar

Nine days after this fine effort, Huntingcoco worked lights out at Delmar on September 13th. Huntingcoco put in a serious work going 46.40 for the day’s bullet work.

Huntingcoco Bullet work Del Mar Turf Club 13 Sept 2022

Given Huntingcoco’s success and continued level of effort, one wonders where Huntingcoco will show up next. One distinct possibility is the Chandelier Stakes contested this year on October 8th at Santa Anita Park. The race is for 2 yo fillies, going 1 1/6 mile on the dirt for a $200,000 purse. The Chandelier is a Grade 2 that is part of the Breeders’ Cup Win and You are in Championship Series. Previous winner’s of the Chandelier include Blind Luck, Song Bird and Serena’s Song. This would be a major step up for Huntingcoco, but she has shown strong signs of significant talent. If this is not her next stop, it will be fun watching to see where the connections place her for her next effort.

Justify Filly o/o MGSP Mare Laseen

Undefeated Triple Crown Winner Justify is off to an impressive start as a sire as his first crop continues to perform exceptionally well. Laseen 21 is o/o Multiple Graded Stakes placed Laseen by Dylan Thomas. The Justify/Laseen cross has produced 5 graded stakes winners along with 6 black type stakes winners. Bred by Hank Nothhaft’s HnR Nothhaft Horseracing, Laseen 21 is offered by Ballysax Bloodstock as HIP 1061.

Laseen 21 filly by Justify click for Pedigree

This large, physically impressive, tall filly was born and raised @Coolmore America. Her large frame portends continued physical development as Laseen 21 fills out her large frame.

Laseen 21 walking video

Kindle 21, American Pharoah Colt, Offered for Sale Keeneland September

A powerfully built, athletic colt by American Pharoah o/o stakes producing mare Kindle by Indian Charlie is being offered as Hip 1053. at Keeneland September yearling sale by Ballysax Bloodstock. If you are looking for a precocious and stunning looking colt, don’t miss out on this one.

Kindle 21 colt by American Pharoah

Bred by Hank Nothhaft’s HnR Nothhaft Horseracing LLC (HnR Horseracing), Kindle 21 is the 5th foal and 5th colt produced by Kindle. After a year off, Kindle is in foal with a filly by Munnings.

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Kindle’s first foal is Made in America by Tiznow. Campaigned by HnR, Made in America (KY) started 6 times, winning 3 times and placing 2 times. The only time Made in America (KY) didn’t hit the board was his first race. In his last start, Made in America (KY) won the Forego Stakes at Turfway Park.

Kindle’s second foal, a colt from American Pharoah’s first crop created a sensation at the Keeneland Sales. After being sold by HnR for $400K as a weanling, the colt was resold as a yearling for $2.2 Million, the highest price paid for a American Pharoah yearling. The buyer was Godolphin. The colt was exported to Europe, named Confidential Act, and never raced.

The 3rd Kindle colt was sold by HnR as a yearling at the Saratoga Select Sale, bringing $520K. By Pioneer of the Nile, the new owner John Oxley, named hime Palazzi and turned the training over to HOF trainer Mark Casse. Palazzi, a stakes winner and still active, sports a 18 2 3 2 recored with earnings of $320k

Kindle then produced an Into Mischief colt. Retained by HnR for racing, Kindle 20 is now named American Symphony and is in training with Phil Schoenthal towards making his first start.

HnR Bred Fielder wins 9th time at Woodbine in 48th Career Start

Eight year old PABRED gelding Fielder won for the 9th time in career start 48 at Woodbine Race 2 August 14 2022, in a Starter Optional Claiming Race going 6 furlongs on the All Weather Tapeta track. Fielder, a stakes winner and PA Sprinter of the year in 2018, brought his career record of 48 starts to 9 wins, 7 places, and 11 shows for an excellent in the money percentage of 56% along with $465,000 in career earnings.

Bred by HnR Nothhaft Horseracing LLC (HnR), Fielder a PABRED, by Sidney’s Candy out of Karakorum Fugitive by Ten Most Wanted, was born at Northview PA on March 28th 2014 and sold privately as a yearling. Fielder blossomed as a sprinter with a career best Equibase Number of 110 earned this year while posting 2 wins in 5 starts to go along with a place. Fielder’s 48 starts are the most for any horse bred by HnR.

Fielder MSW PARX Dec 16, 2017

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’s Shoscombe Prince Equestrian Career Progresses

Four Year old Bluegrass Cat Colt Fast Learner Smooth Jumper

Shoscombe Prince Leaps in Eventing Care

Shoscombe Prince by Blue Grass Cat o/o Fly Down Too by Mineshaft continues progress in his 2nd career as an equestrian eventer. Bred to race, HnR with great optimism, named him Shoscombe Prince after one of our beloved Sherlock Holmes Mysteries by Arthur Conan Doyle.

After graduating from his initial training at Eagle Point Farm, The Prince arrived at the track to become a race horse. Though all class, sound and very intelligent, his trainer determined that The Prince did not possess the requisite speed for a successful racing career.

Being a realistic regarding our horses prospects, and believing the value of the horse over his entire life is critical, The Prince was retired completely sound and un-raced . In order to give The Prince a strong lift into a productive 2nd career, he was placed with Carleigh Fedorka’s Sewickley Stables for equestrian training. Given his demeanor, talent and physical make-up he quickly found a home with an adult equestrian in Kentucky.


Lady Lynne moves to 2nd Career

4 yo Jump Start Filly Concludes 13 race Career 2 wins 2 place 2 show completely sound, moving to post race career

HnR Horseracing decided to retire Lady Lynne, PABRED, Homebred rather than compete at lower claiming ranks where she remained competitive. Retiring sound, in our view, gives Lady Lynne the best chance to find the perfect forever home.

Lady Lynne moves to 2nd Career

Lady Lynne Winning at Delaware Park

Lady Lynne winning her final career race at Delaware Park Sept 2021

Beyond the Races has undertaken the task of finding Lady Lynne her post racing home. Check out this overview on Beyond the Races FACEBOOK PAGE. https://www.facebook.com/AfterTheRaces/posts/372160141619729

Made in America wins 37th Running of the Forego Stakes

In his sixth start, Made in America became a Stakes Winner, and as first foal of his dame, became Kindle’s first Stakes winner as well. Besides surviving the San Luis Rey fire (AKA Lilac Fire) that killed 46 horses, Made in America has overcome two soft tissue injuries that kept him off the track 7 months and 9 months respectively. As a result, Made in America (KY) made his 6th start at the beginning of his five year old campaign.

MIA Post Parade Forego Stakes
Made in America on his toes in the post parade

Timing of his comebacks has resulted in five of his starts taking place at Turfway Park. Three starts were on the old Polytrack, and he has now booked two races on the new Tapeta track, racking up a 5 starts 3 wins 2 places record. The places coming after the long aforementioned lay-offs. Four of his starts have been 6.5 furlong affairs and one allowance win at a mile. HnR believes that Made in America (KY) is a miler and is winning the sprints on shear talent.

Given the condition book at Turfway Park and the fact that Made in America (KY) is fit and sound our goal is to run there two more times before the end of the meet, preferably at a mile or greater. Ideally, Made in America (KY) would run in his next Allowance condition and then in the Kentucky Cup Classic at 1 1/8 miles to wrap up the campaign.

After being checked and bumped, Made in America was not to be denied in a late rally

If we are fortunate to achieve these goals, Made in America (KY) trains well on the dirt, so we will be looking at all dirt and all weather opportunities as we work through the year. Made in America (KY) ships well and the Mid-Atlantic/Kentucky/Indiana circuits are our targets, His Dame Kindle (KY) won on the turf, dirt and all weather. We know that the great Tiznow was an astonishing performer on the dirt.

Made in America (KY) heads to the post parade with Declan Cannon up

Below is the Thoroughbred Daily News summary of the Forego Stakes.

FOREGO S., $63,410, Turfway, 1-15, 4yo/up, 6 1/2f (AWT), 1:16.70, ft.

1–MADE IN AMERICA, 120, g, 5, Tiznow–Kindle (MSW & MGSP, $243,370), by Indian Charlie. 1ST BLACK TYPE WIN.

O/B-HnR Nothhaft Horseracing LLC (KY);

T-Ben Colebrook;

J-Declan Cannon. $38,285. Lifetime Record: 6-3-2-0, $112,010. 2–

Made in America (KY) connections award presentation
Made in America Connections and owner/breeder Hank Nothhaft accept trophy from Mike Matagllia

Hurricane Highway, 120, g, 5, Quality Road–Stormy Kiss

(Arg), by Bernstein. ($10,000 Wlg ’16 KEENOV; $80,000 Ylg ’17 OBSOCT; $15,000 2yo ’18 FTKFEB; $95,000 2yo ’18 OBSAPR).

O-Contreras Stable, Inc. and Trostrud Jr., Earl J.; B-Marchanta Syndicate (KY); T-Cipriano Contreras. $12,350.

3–Lookin to Strike, 120, g, 6, Lookin At Lucky–Miss Bonnie, by Officer. ($22,000 Wlg ’15 KEENOV; $32,000 RNA Ylg ’16

OBSAUG; $210,000 2yo ’17 OBSAPR). O-Gary Barber; B-Fedai Kahraman (KY); T-Mark E. Casse. $6,175.

Margins: HD, 3/4, NK. Odds: 7.90, 8.10, 4.50.

Also Ran: Dabo, Eagle Song (Ire), Frosted Ice, What’s Up Dude, Guildsman (Fr), Bango, Unmoored. Scratched: Awesome Gent, Escapade, Fast Fire.

Made In America scored a narrow upset to earn his black-type badge at Turfway Friday night. Keeping tabs from third early, the gelding rallied down the center of the track in the lane to get the win by a head.

Graduating at third asking at Turfway in February, Made in America captured an optional claimer there a month later. Subsequently shelved, he resurfaced Dec. 31 at this oval, finishing second in an allowance.

Made in America is the first foal out of MSW & MGSP Kindle, whose recent produce includes the now-3-year-old colt Palazzi (Pioneer of the Nile) and a yearling colt by Into Mischief. She was bred back to American Pharoah.”