Voted California Bred 2 Yr. old Champion for 2016
2016 Earnings of $417,780. 9 starts: 5-4-0
Multiple Stakes Winner, Graded Stakes Placed
Congratulations to breeders Stormy & Ginger Hull and
Owners, Rockingham Ranch.
O.B. HARBOR - 3 FOR 3
O.B. Harbor started 2016 with a bang at Emerald Downs this season!
Winning an Allowance, The Governors Hdcp, & the Budweiser Hdcp.!!
O B HARBOR PREVAILS IN $50,000 BUDWEISER STAKES
AUBURN, Wash. (June 19, 2016) – O B Harbor continued
his march toward stardom Sunday at Emerald Downs,
powering to a half-length victory over long shot
Betrbegone in the $50,000 Budweiser Stakes for
3-year-olds and up at Emerald Downs.
Stryker Phd, suffering his first defeat here since the
2014 Longacres Mile—finished third in his 2016
debut, rallying from far back under Leslie Mawing
in a race dominated by the two front-runners.
Winning his third straight race at the meet including
two stakes, O B Harbor ran one mile in 1:34.73.
Jose Zunino rode the winner at 124 lbs for trainer
Chris Stenslie and One Horse Will Do Corporation
(Jody Peetz, Issaquah, Wash.)
A 4-year-old Oregon-bred by Harbor the Gold-Flying
Memo, O B Harbor earned $27,500 to increase his
career bankroll to $105,691. His overall mark
is 5-1-2 in 10 starts.
NOOSA BEACH NO. 1 AT EMERALD DOWNS
CARRIES 126 LBS TO VICTORY IN MT. RAINIER
AUBURN, Wash. (July 24, 2011) – Noosa Beach etched his name
into the record books Sunday at Emerald Downs with a hard-earned
half-length victory over Winning Machine in the $50,000 Mt. Rainier
Carrying a record 126 lbs, the 5-year-old Washington-bred ran one
mile and one-sixteenth in 1:41.13 on a fast track and paid $2.60, $2.10
and $2.10. Gallyn Mitchell had riding honors for trainer Doris Harwood
and owner Jeff Harwood of Kent, Wash.
With the victory, Noosa Beach moved past Handy N Bold into sole
possession of first place all-time in Emerald Downs' stakes wins with 11. The
defending Horse of the Meeting also joined Flamethrowintexan and Poker
Brad as repeat winners of the Mt. Rainier, and stamped himself squarely as the
horse to beat in the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3) on Sunday, Aug. 21.
into the stretch and posted a hard-earned one-length victory in 1:42.73 for 1 1/16 miles on a wet-fast track.
With Mitchell aboard at 118 lbs, Carrabelle Harbor paid $15, $4.30, and $3.40. Doris Harwood, adding to her
record with her 51st stakes win at Emerald Downs, is the trainer for Bar C Racing Stables and
Desert Rose Racing LLC.
An Oregon-bred by Harbor the Gold-Silver City Lilly, Carrabelle Harbor was a double stakes winner as
a 2-year-old—both sprints—and has regained her sharp form for Harwood. She has a 4-2-0 record
from eight starts with earnings of $98,391, including $27,500 for the Kent victory.
HOLLYWOOD HARBOR named
2012 Washington Champion Sprinter
HOLLYWOOD HARBOR IS BACK WITH A VENGEANCE!!
July 4, 2011 - Hollywood Harbor ($5.60) ran the fastest 6-½ furlongs of the meeting—1:13.80—while winning the $17,600 sub-feature for 3-year-olds and up by 5-¾ lengths under Zunino. The 4-year-old Washington-2 year old champion has won two straight and is 5-2-0 in eight career starts with earnings of $94,961 for owner Jody Peetz and trainer/co-owner Chris Stenslie.
NOOSA BEACH AWESOME AGAIN!
TIES STAKES WINS RECORD IN A ROMP
The superstar 5-year-old gelding overcame a slow start and challenges from all sides to notch his second straight victory in the one-mile Budweiser, and his record-tying 10th stakes victory at Emerald Downs
Carrying an Emerald Downs' stakes record 125 lbs., Noosa Beach ran one mile in 1:38.09 under Gallyn Mitchell on a track listed wet-fast, and paid $3.20, $2.80 and $2.40. The Washington-bred by Harbor the Gold-Julia Rose is tied with Handy N Bold for most career stakes wins at Emerald Downs, winning nine of his last 10 races including the 2010 Longacres Mile (G3).
CARRABELLE HARBOR BACK
IN THE WINNERS CIRCLE!
June 19, 2011 - Besides Noosa Beach winning the Budweiser Handicap, another Harbor the Gold offspring, 3-year-old filly Carrabelle Harbor, prevailed as the 3-to-5 betting favorite in the $32,000/Opt. Allow - $17,600 sub-feature. Mitchell was aboard for Harwood and owners Bar C Racing Stables & Desert Rose Racing LLC.
NOOSA BEACH PREVAILS IN 2011
DEBUT AT HASTINGS RACECOURSE
CAPTURING THE GEORGE ROYAL
Washington Horse of the Year and 2010 Emerald Downs Horse of
the meeting Noosa Beach returned to action in grand style Friday
afternoon in Vancouver, B.C.
With Gallyn Mitchell riding, Noosa Beach defeated a star-studded field
of older horses in the $52,420 George Royal Stakes at Hastings
Racecourse. Noosa Beach finished 1 1/2 lengths in front of Senor
Rojo while running 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:16.05 on the bullring.
"I pointed him toward the hole and said, 'Let's go,' and he took me
fora ride," Mitchell said. "All I had to do was hang on."
The Emerald Downs-based Noosa Beach will make his local debut
in the $50,000 Governor's Handicap at 6 1/2 furlongs on Sunday,
KOALA BEACH ROMPS IN THE $75,000 GOTTSTEIN FUTURITY
As the odds on favorite, Koala Beach took the lead easily in the 1 1/16 mile Gottstein Futurity and never looked back. The 8 length winning margin was an Emd record for the Gottstein Futurity. This was Gallyn Mitchell's third win of the Gottstein. Koala Beach's record now stands at 6-3-2-1 with earnings of $92,843.
NOOSA BEACH THIRD IN GR-3 B.C. DERBY AT HASTINGS PARK
Noosa Beach was a not too distant third in the $275,000 B.C. Derby Sunday. Stablemate Winning Machine, trained by Doris Harwood, won the 1 1/8 mile Derby in a time of 1:49.57. Gallyn Mitchell shipped to Hastings Park to ride the winner.
Progeny have won 11 Stakes Races at Emerald Downs this season
Including the GR-3 Longacres Mile won by 2 & 3 yr. old Champ.
and the Gottstein Futurity won by this years Emd 2 yr. old colt of the meet
Noosa Beach - Leading Horse Carrabelle Harbor Couldabenthewhisky Koala Beach
at Emerald Downs 2010.
Earnings of over $340,000
"HARBOR THE GOLD"
Voted Oregon Sire of the Year for 2009-2013
"HOLLYWOOD HARBOR" Named 2 Yr. Old Champ. Wash. Colt for '09
"COULDABENTHEWHISKY" Named 2 Yr. Old Wash. Colt for '10
"NOOSA BEACH" Named 2 and3 Yr. Old Champ. and Wash. Hdcp. Horse,
2010 Longacres Mile (G-3)
Emerald Downs Horse of the Meet, 2010 and 2011
All-time Emerald Downs Stakes Leader (11) and
Single Season Record for Stakes Wins (5). Earnings of $521,805
ANOTHER STAKES WINNING WEEKEND FOR HARBOR THE GOLD OFFSPRING
September 13, 2009
KOALA BEACH DOMINATES DENNIS DOGE STAKES (From Emerald Downs Home Page)
Koala Beach overpowered five foes and posted an eight-length victory in the $50,000 Dennis Dodge Stakes for 2-year-old colts and geldings. With Gallyn Mitchell riding at 120 lbs., Koala Beach ran 6-½ furlongs in 1:15 3/5 and paid $3, $2.20 and $2.10.
Doris Harwood, who has a record 19 wins this season with 2-year-olds, is the trainer for owner and husband Jeff Harwood of Kent, Wash. The Harwoods also combined to win this race last year with Noosa Beach.
A Washington-bred by Harbor the Gold, Koala Beach was stakes placed three times this season—all against Hollywood Harbor—before Sunday's route. Overall, the gelding has a 2-2-1 record in five starts with earnings of $55,718—including $26,178 for the win in the Dodge.
Edaciously finished in second place, followed by Private Jettz, Fast Trade, Movie Clip and Tough Road. Hollywood Harbor, meanwhile, is pointed to the $75,000 Gottstein Futurity on Sept. 26.
WHO'S YOUR NEXT EX runs second in Trooper Seven Stakes.
Quinalt rallied boldy and snapped a 10-race losing streak with a 1¼-length victory in the $50,000 Trooper Seven Stakes for 3-year-old colts and geldings. Who's Your Next Ex, ridden by Deborah Hoonan, held on tenaciously for second place, a nose ahead of third-place finisher Siberian Cocktail. He's All Heart finished fourth, followed by Roy's Tops, Toss'm Again, Big Liberty and Eighty Eight.
(FROM THOROUGHBRED INFORMATION AGENCY) "Continuing his dominance over the Northwest youth division, speedy Hollywood Harbor stretched out to a mile for the first time on August 29 and completed a rare sweep of Emerald Downs’ initial three stakes for juveniles when he captured the $45,000 Washington Thoroughbred Breeders Association Lads Stakes by 2 1/2 lengths over another runner from the second crop of Oregon sire Harbor the Gold, Koala Beach.
Saddled by trainer Chris Stenslie and installed as the 2-5 favorite among eight starters on the heels of his runaway victories in the track’s 5 1/2-furlong Northwest Stallion Strong Ruler Stakes on July 18 and six-furlong Premio Esmeralda Stakes on August 9, Hollywood Harbor set fractions of :22.80, :45.80, 1:10.20 and 1:22.80 over the wet-fast surface before he cruised home unchallenged in 1:36.40, just shy of the stakes record.
“I think he intimidates the rest of the horses because he’s such a good horse,” said winning rider Deborah Hoonan-Trujillo. “He’s so good, and these types of good horses don’t come around too often.”
Hollywood Harbor is out of the multiple stakes-winning Slewdledo mare Miss Slewette. Sold for $21,000 as a yearling, the Washington-bred gelding has earned $70,101 from four starts for owners One Horse Will Do Corp. and John Holmes.
Tracking his cropmate in second throughout was the Doris Harwood trainee Koala Beach, who ran second in the Strong Ruler and third in the Premio Esmeralda for owner Jeff Harwood. The Washington-bred gelding concluded the Lads Stakes under jockey Gallyn Mitchell 9 1/2 lengths clear of the third-place finisher, padding his four-race earnings to $29,540.
A local debut winner on June 28, Koala Beach was produced by the unraced Distinctive Cat mare Kittyzallwet, a half-sister to Hollywood Harbor.
Both the winner and the runner-up were bred by Bar C Racing Stables Inc.
One day after Hollywood Harbor and Koala Beach completed the Lads Stakes exacta, another gelding from their sire’s 2007 crop reached the Emerald Downs winner’s circle. Washington-bred Bogachiel, the first foal out of Swiss Yodeler’s daughter Alpine Song, was a two-length maiden winner at six furlongs for trainer Bonnie Jenne and owner/breeder Frank McDonald. Ridden by jockey Troy Stillwell in the $20,000 claiming race, Bogachiel stopped the clock in 1:10.60 and elevated his three-race bankroll to $8,631.
With six stakes horses and cumulative progeny earnings of more than $327,000 from his first two crops of racing age, 8-year-old Harbor the Gold is Oregon’s leading second-crop sire of 2009. The Bar C Racing Stables stallion is a two-time winner by Seeking the Gold and a half-brother to 1996 Eclipse Champion 2-Year-Old Boston Harbor. — August 30, 2009"
HOLLYWOOD HARBOR IS DOUBLE STAKES WINNER AT EMERALD DOWNS
HOLLYWOOD HARBOR, broke his maiden by five lengths in the Northwest Stallion Strong Ruler Stakes at Emerald Downs on July 18 and took the Premio Emeralda by 5 1/4 lengths on August 9. He has earned $45,351 in his trio of starts.
D Day stalked the pace inside, got through along the rail leaving the furlong marker and was up in the final strides. Ridden by Rosemary Homeister and trained by Samuel Cronk, D Day covered the 1 1/16 mile Turf race in 1:46. She is a 3 yr. old filly out of the Ten Keys mare, "Hill Keys".
SOFT GOLD FILLY STARTS 2009 IN WINNING FASHION - 1/2/2009
BOLD CLEO WINS FIRST RACE TODAY AT SANTA ANITA
Bold Cleo made each step a winning one to win the first race at Santa Anita. She sped to an early lead and set the pace along the inside. Sent off as the 7-2 betting choice, she led the race wire to wire to win in a time of 1:37. Trained by William Spawr and ridden by jockey, Mike Smith. She was also claimed by Trainer, Doug O'Nei
The first time Beacon Rock tried two turns he made it a winning one in winning the $40,000 Os West Futurity. Debbie Hoonan-Trujillo positioned Beacon Rock a couple lengths behind the early pacesetter Extemely Cool. When the field turned for home, she asked Beacon Rock for everything he had and the two year old son of CASCADIAN responded, drawing off to win by three and three quarter lengths. Beacon Rock runs for owner/trainer Nick Lowe who also bred the horse along with Meg Brinton.
CATALINA HARBOR WINS THE JANE DRIGGERS DEBUTANTE
Catalina Harbor has now reeled off three straight wins, all in stakes races, as she won the 2008 Jane Driggers Debutante. Catalina Harbor had to work for the early lead as she was pressed by Dubi the Cop through an opening quarter of 22.56. She disposed of that rival on the turn and held off Nikki S. throughout the stretch to prevail. The win pushed the filly's career earnings up over $30,000 for owner/breeders Bar C Racing Stables. The filly is one of 3 stakes winners for freshman sire HARBOR THE GOLD. Nikki S. finished second with Ochoco Jo closing third. From 6 starts Catalina Harbor has 3 wins and 3 seconds.