Harlan’s Holiday

Longtime Racing Photographer Patrick Lang Passes Away At Age 65

Surrounded by his family and longtime friend John Engelhardt, Patrick Lang died peacefully late Friday afternoon at the age of 65. After more than 30 years of making photos from the finish line, track photographer Pat Lang had hung up his camera three years ago. For over three decades, Lang had devoted his career to […]

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Alliance, Half Brother To Champion Tepin, To Stand At Bonita Farm

Alliance, a son of top sire Harlan’s Holiday and a half-brother to two-time champion grass mare Tepin and three-quarter-brother to millionaire Vyjack, has arrived at Bonita Farm in Darlington, Md., to stand his first season in 2018. Alliance is owned by Barlar LLC, which will support the new stallion with a high caliber group of […]

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Jockey Club Gold Cup: Turf-To-Dirt Contenders Include Good Samaritan, Highland Sky

A pair of graded stakes-running turf horses will appear on the dirt next weekend at Belmont Park, vying for a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic next month at Del Mar. Good Samaritan has won a Grade 2 on both the turf and the dirt, while Highland Sky was second in last year’s Grade 1 […]

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Klein’s Pinch Hit Delivers ‘Special’ Dogwood Stakes Victory

Richard Klein’s Pinch Hit rallied to grab the lead in mid-stretch and held off a late surge by Champagne Problems to win Saturday night’s 42nd running of the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes Presented by GE Appliances (Listed) at Churchill Downs by a neck. Pinch Hit, the 5-1 third-betting choice in the field of nine 3-year-old fillies, […]

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Graded Stakes-Placed Harry’s Holiday Relocating To Indiana

Justice Farms’ Grade 3-placed stallion Harry’s Holiday makes the move to Dr. Amy Youngblood’s Southern Indiana Equine for the 2018 season to participate in the Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development Program. Harry’s Holiday is by multiple Grade 1 winner Harlan’s Holiday, winner of $3,632,664 and is a three-quarter brother to the successful stallion, Into Mischief (Grade […]

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Postulation Draws Away Late For American St. Leger Win

Runnymede Racing’s Postulation got his first graded stakes win in Saturday’s G3 American St. Leger at Arlington Park, taking the lead mid-way through the far turn and pulling away from his competition in the final eighth of a mile to win by about three lengths. The 5-year-old son of Harlan’s Holiday, ridden by Jorge Vargas […]

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Dubai World Cup Third Neolithic Returns To Action Saturday At Saratoga

Saturday’s stakes-laden Whitney Day card will close out with a competitive $90,000 allowance optional claiming race, marking the return of Qatar Racing and Starlight Racing’s Neolithic, who is looking to use the race as a stepping stone to the Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward on September 2. The start will be the first for the 4-year-old […]

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Good Samaritan, Giuseppe The Great On To Travers; Pletcher ‘Proud’ Of Always Dreaming

Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy winner Good Samaritan came out of the race in good shape, according to Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, and is headed to the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers on August 26. The Harlan’s Holiday colt’s first start on dirt after six career starts on turf worked out well, and […]

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Inordinate Out-Games Syntax To Win San Juan Capistrano

With most of the marathon mile and three quarters on turf behind them, it was “game-on” the final eighth of a mile, as Inordinate, who ran today with blinkers off, dug deep and outran favored Syntax by a half length in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Corey […]

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Qatar Racing Purchases Half-Interest In Dubai World Cup Contender Neolithic

According to a Starlight Racing press release, the ownership group has reached an agreement to sell a half interest in Dubai World Cup contender Neolithic to Qatar Racing. Neolithic, a 4-year-old son of former Starlight Racing color-bearer Harlan’s Holiday, exits a third-place finish in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) Jan. 28 […]

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