Quality Practical Joke colt 4 days old Halljoy 23 @CoolmoreAmerica. 1/2 brother to Envied.
Envied, a black type 6 year old HnR Nothhaft Horseracing homebred mare by American Pharoah o/o Halljoy, delivered her first foal early January 11th, a healthy, well meant colt by Justify.
Envied and Envied 23 are doing extremely well post birth. Envied 23 is the first foal born Coolmore America in 2023. Given that the sire is Justify and the broodmare sire is American Pharoah, this is definitely the Triple Crown Cross. Envied, Envied 23, American Pharoah and Justify are all happily living at horse heaven-Ashford also known as Coolmore America in Versailles, KY.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
HnR Nothhaft Horseracing PABred Practical Joke Filly wins for fun Del Mar one MSW, 4 September 2022
Huntingcoco, by leading 2nd Crop Sire Practical Joke, made her debut today in the 1st race at Del Mar Turf Club for Bob Baffert. Huntingcoco put in a series of solid works at San Luis Rey and then Del Mar for Baffert, but his other entry, Carla, a $950,000 Keeneland Yearling, went off as the prohibitive Favorite.
Hunting Coco, Pictured at 3 months, wins her 2yo debut against stacked field at Del Mar 4 Sept, 2022
Huntingcoco stalked the early leaders before unleashing an impressive stretch drive resulting in a 6 3/4 length win at 7/1 odds. Huntingcoco earned an E89 for her efforts. It will be exciting to see where Hunting Coco runs next after dominating this impressive field.
Huntingcoco two weeks old Northview PA
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.
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.
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.
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
Four Year old Bluegrass Cat Colt Fast Learner Smooth Jumper
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.
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.
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.
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.
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);
J-Declan Cannon. $38,285. Lifetime Record: 6-3-2-0, $112,010. 2–
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.”
The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association (PHBA) hosted Its’ 38th Annual Iroquois Awards Banquet on June 9 at The Hershey Hotel. PHBA members, the board of directors, and top Pennsylvania breeders and owners were present for a great night of dinner, cocktails, and conversation.
Brian Sanfratello, Executive Director of the PHBA, served as Master of Ceremonies for the gala evening. Roger Legg PHBA President offered his greetings and welcome to the assembled group, while the Honorable Russell Redding, Secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture provided insightful comments on the current status and support by PA for the thoroughbred industry.
Henry “Hank” Nothhaft provided the Keynote address describing his journey to breeding Finest City, one of four, and the first PABRED Breeders’ Cup Champion in 24 years, and Eclipse Award Winner as Best Female Sprinter.
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Hank Nothhaft owner of HnR Nothhaft Horseracing accepts Horse of the Year Award for HnR PABRED Finest City.