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03/14/17 Whining wins at Sunland Park

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Coming off a 6 month layoff, Whining won for the 7th time in 35 starts by winning a 6 furlong sprint at Sunland Park on Tuesday March 14.

View the results from Equibase.

2017 Racing Stats

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

updated 3/16/2017

STARTS FIRSTS SECONDS THIRDS WIN % TOP 3 FINISH % EARNINGS
3 1 0 1 33% 67% $9,398

Lifetime Statistics (1996-current)

STARTS FIRSTS SECONDS THIRDS WIN % TOP 3 FINISH % EARNINGS
1860 301 272 263 16% 45% $12,548,080

Events and Stakes Winners:

  • Class Racing Stable open for business (1996)
  • Class Racing bags 250th win (2013)
  • Reraise, G1 Breeders Cup Sprint (1998) Champion Sprinter
  • Montery Jazz sets and holds track record for one mile turf race at Hollywood Park (2009)
  • La Nez, California Cup Distaff (2010)
  • Monterey Jazz, G2 Strub Stakes (2008)
  • Ten Meropa, G3 Baldwin Stakes (2008)
  • Surrey Star, La Puente Stakes (2011)
  • Black Hills, Winsham Lad Stakes (2010 and 2011)
  • La Nez, California Cup Juvenile (2009)
  • Runway Rosie, Sharp Cat Stakes (2006)
  • Wiredfortwotwenty, Prairie Meadows Express (2011)
  • Super Strut, Crystal Water Handicap (2006)
  • Monterey Jazz, G2 American Handicap (2009)
  • La Nez, Fleet Treat Stakes (2010)
  • Black Hills, Zia Park Distance Championship (2009)
  • Holy Lute, G3 Eddie D. Stakes (2016)
  • Black Hills named New Mexico Horse of the Year (2009)
  • Monterey Jazz, G3 Texas Mile (2008)
  • Bauble Queen, G2 Robert Frankel Stakes (2012)
  • Wiredfortwotwenty, Phoenix Gold Cup (2011)
  • La Nez, Irish O’Brien Stakes (2011)
  • Revolving Door, Aspen Cup Handicap (2005)
  • Blingismything, G3 Wilshire Stakes (2015)
  • Holy Lute, El Cajon Stakes (2013)
  • Part Timer, Tempe Handicap (2007)
  • Monterey Jazz, G3 Sir Beaufort Stakes (2007)
  • Ten a Penny, Oceanside Stakes (2007)
  • Holy Lute, Green Flash Handicap (2015)
  • Black Hills, Sunland Park Handicap (2011)
  • Wiredfortwotwenty, Iowa Sprint Handicap (2012)
  • Bauble Queen sells for $650,000 at FasigTipton November Sale (2012)
  • Breeders Cup runners, Reraise (1998), La Nez (2009), Holy Lute (2013)

Holy Lute wins the G3 Eddie D. Stakes at Santa Anita

Friday, September 30th, 2016

JOCKEY QUOTES

JAMIE THERIOT, HOLY LUTE, WINNER: “I knew he was going to run big, he’s been doing well. Third race off a layoff, working very well, very nice. He ran phenomenal today. I told Jim he would run big. I told him I’d be very disappointed if he didn’t but, he did.”

TRAINER QUOTES

JAMES CASSIDY, HOLY LUTE, WINNER: “I knew if this horse had a good break, a clean trip, he’d run well. It was a little awkward at the start, the way he broke, but it turned out very well.

“More than likely I’d say the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint is where we’re headed.”

07/13/16 Real Heat finishes 4th at Albuquerque Downs

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Real Heat ran 4th in the 9th race at Albuquerque Downs on Wednesday July 13th.  Roimes Chirinos was riding.

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07/04/16 Real Heat runs 4th at Albuquerque Downs on July 4th

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Real Heat finished 4th in the 10th race on Monday night July 4th at Albuquerque Downs.  Roimes Chirinos had the mount.

View the results from Equibase.

07/04/16 You Serve First runs 6th at Albuquerque Downs

Monday, June 27th, 2016

You Serve First finished 6th in the 6th race on Monday night July 4th at Albuquerque Downs.  Elvin Gonzalez was riding.

View the results from Equibase.

04/19/16 Strickly Class runs out at Sunland Park

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Strickly Class finished 7th in the 8th race at Sunland Park on Tuesday April 19th.  Elvin Gonzalez was riding.

View the results from Equibase.

04/18/16 Lob City finishes 2nd at Los Alamitos

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Lob City just missed the win in a maiden race at Los Alamitos on Saturday April 16th.  Victor Espinoza had the mount.

View the results from Equibase.

2015 Racing Stats

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

Class Racing Stable listed at #254 in the country for total earnings ($550,998).

updated 12/31/2015

STARTS FIRSTS SECONDS THIRDS WIN % TOP 3 FINISH % EARNINGS
79 10 16 11 13% 47% $550,998

Lifetime Statistics (1996-current)

STARTS FIRSTS SECONDS THIRDS WIN % TOP 3 FINISH  % EARNINGS
1823 294 268 257 16% 45% $12,341,588

Recent race meet results:

  • Ranked 54th at the Sunland Park meet in earnings and 50% in-the-money runners.
  • 100% in-the-money runners and ranked 82nd at the Del Mar “Bing Crosby” meet.
  • 38% in-the-money runners at the Zia Park.
  • Finished #47 at the Del Mar Summer Meet with earnings of $91,670 and 17% winners.

2015 Stakes runners (top 3 finishes):

  • Blingismything finishes 2nd in the Megahertz Stakes at Santa Anita (January).
  • Blingismything finishes 3rd in the G2 Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita (February).
  • Blingismything runs 3rd in the G3 Las Cienegas Stakes at Santa Anita (April).
  • Holy Lute runs 2nd in the G3 San Simeon Stakes at Santa Anita (April).
  • Blingismything finishes 1st in the G3 Wilshire Stakes at Santa Anita (April).
  • Blingismything runs 3rd in the G1 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita (May).
  • Holy Lute runs 2nd in the Siren Lure Stakes at Santa Anita (May)
  • Holy Lute wins the Green Flash Handicap at Del Mar (August 2015)
  • Holy Lute finishes 2nd (by a neck) in the $300k Kentucky Downs Turf Dash (September)

Events and Stakes Winners:

  • Class Racing Stable open for business (1996)
  • Class Racing bags 250th win (2013)
  • Reraise, G1 Breeders Cup Sprint (1998) Champion Sprinter
  • Montery Jazz sets and holds track record for one mile turf race at Hollywood Park (2009)
  • La Nez, California Cup Distaff (2010)
  • Monterey Jazz, G2 Strub Stakes (2008)
  • Ten Meropa, G3 Baldwin Stakes (2008)
  • Surrey Star, La Puente Stakes (2011)
  • Black Hills, Winsham Lad Stakes (2010 and 2011)
  • La Nez, California Cup Juvenile (2009)
  • Runway Rosie, Sharp Cat Stakes (2006)
  • Wiredfortwotwenty, Prairie Meadows Express (2011)
  • Super Strut, Crystal Water Handicap (2006)
  • Monterey Jazz, G2 American Handicap (2009)
  • La Nez, Fleet Treat Stakes (2010)
  • Black Hills, Zia Park Distance Championship (2009)
  • Black Hills named New Mexico Horse of the Year (2009)
  • Monterey Jazz, G3 Texas Mile (2008)
  • Bauble Queen, G2 Robert Frankel Stakes (2012)
  • Wiredfortwotwenty, Phoenix Gold Cup (2011)
  • La Nez, Irish O’Brien Stakes (2011)
  • Revolving Door, Aspen Cup Handicap (2005)
  • Blingismything, G3 Wilshire Stakes (2015)
  • Holy Lute, El Cajon Stakes (2013)
  • Part Timer, Tempe Handicap (2007)
  • Monterey Jazz, G3 Sir Beaufort Stakes (2007)
  • Ten a Penny, Oceanside Stakes (2007)
  • Holy Lute, Green Flash Handicap (2015)
  • Black Hills, Sunland Park Handicap (2011)
  • Wiredfortwotwenty, Iowa Sprint Handicap (2012)
  • Bauble Queen sells for $650,000 at FasigTipton November Sale (2012)
  • Breeders Cup runners, Reraise (1998), La Nez (2009), Holy Lute (2013)

07/24/15 Wicked Finance runs 4th at Del Mar

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Wicked Finance finished 4th in a 1 3/8 mile turf race Friday night July 24th at Del Mar.  Tyler Baze was in the irons.

Click here to view the results from Equibase.

2014 Racing Statistics

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Class Racing Stable listed at #317 in the country for total earnings ($472,250). 

updated 12/30/2014

STARTS FIRSTS SECONDS THIRDS WIN RATE IN THE MONEY EARNINGS
86 15 13 8 17% 42% $472,250

Recent race meet results:

  • Finished the Zia Park meet with 50% winners, 88% in-the-money and earnings of $116,380.
  • Finished the Del Mar Bing Crosby meet with 25% winners, earnings of $37,620.
  • Ended the Santa Anita Autumn meet with 29% winners, 57% in-the-money, earnings of $68,470.
  • Finished the Albuquerque meet with earnings of $23,558.
  • Finished the Del Mar summer meeting with 44% in-the-money and earnings of $48,680.

2014 Stakes runners  (in-the-money finishes):

  • Awesome Dama finishes 3rd in the El Paso Times Handicap at Sunland Park (January).
  • Major Art runs 2nd in the Hasta La Vista Handicap at Turf Paradise (May).
  • Awesome Dama runs 2nd in the Budweiser Stakes at Sunray Park (May).
  • Awesome Dama runs 2nd in the Aspen Cup Stakes at Ruidoso (August).
  • Atomic Echo finishes 2nd in the New Mexico Classic Cup Championship (October).

 

Lifetime Statistics (1996-current)

STARTS FIRSTS SECONDS THIRDS WIN RATE IN THE MONEY EARNINGS
1746 284 252 246 16% 45% $11,790,395

Events and Stakes Winners:

  • Class Racing bags 250th win (2013)
  • Reraise, G1 Breeders Cup Sprint (1998) Champion Sprinter
  • Montery Jazz sets and holds track record for one mile turf race at Hollywood Park  (2009)
  • La Nez, California Cup Distaff (2010)
  • Monterey Jazz, G2 Strub Stakes (2008)
  • Ten Meropa, G3 Baldwin Stakes (2008)
  • Surrey Star, La Puente Stakes (2011)
  • Black Hills, Winsham Lad Stakes (2010 and 2011)
  • La Nez, California Cup Juvenile (2009)
  • Runway Rosie, Sharp Cat Stakes (2006)
  • Wiredfortwotwenty, Prairie Meadows Express (2011)
  • Super Strut, Crystal Water Handicap (2006)
  • Monterey Jazz, G2 American Handicap (2009)
  • La Nez, Fleet Treat Stakes (2010)
  • Black Hills, Zia Park Distance Championship (2009)
  • Black Hills named New Mexico Horse of the Year (2009)
  • Monterey Jazz, G3 Texas Mile (2008)
  • Bauble Queen, G2 Robert Frankel Stakes (2012)
  • Wiredfortwotwenty, Phoenix Gold Cup (2011)
  • La Nez, Irish O’Brien Stakes (2011)
  • Revolving Door, Aspen Cup Handicap (2005)
  • Holy Lute, El Cajon Stakes (2013)
  • Part Timer, Tempe Handicap (2007)
  • Monterey Jazz, G3 Sir Beaufort Stakes (2007)
  • Ten a Penny, Oceanside Stakes (2007)
  • Black Hills, Sunland Park Handicap (2011)
  • Wiredfortwotwenty, Iowa Sprint Handicap (2012)
  • Bauble Queen sells for $650,000 at FasigTipton November Sale (2012)
  • Class Racing Stable open for business (1996)
  • Breeders Cup runners, Reraise (1998), La Nez (2009), Holy Lute (2013)

07/26/14 Secret Wishes runs 3rd at Del Mar

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Secret Wishes finished 3rd in the last race (10th) on Saturday July 26th with Joe Talamo riding.

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04/13/14 Oilisblackgold comes back to run 3rd at Santa Anita

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Oilisblackgold finished 3rd in a 1 mile race on the dirt, Sunday April 13th at Santa Anita with Edwin Maldanaldo in the irons. 

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02/18/14 Whining finishes 4th at Sunland Park

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Whining finished 4th in an Allowance race at Sunland Park on Tuesday February 18th with Dusty Shepherd riding.

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02/01/14 Atomic Echo runs 6th at Sunland Park

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Atomic Echo finished 6th on February 1st in the 9th race at Sunland Park with Dusty Shepard in the irons.

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01/07/14 Lunch Time Diva finishes 2nd at Sunland Park

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Lunch Time Diva finished 2nd in a nice run at Sunland Park with Alejandro Medellin riding on Tuesday January 7th.  

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11/24/13 Gabbiano runs out of the money at Hollywood Park

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Gabbiano finished 8th on Sunday November 24th at Hollywood Park with Martin Pedroza in the saddle.

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10/29/13 Fine and Rare runs 5th at Zia Park

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Fine and Rare finished 5th on Tuesday, October 29th at Zia Park with Alejandro Medellin riding.

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10/28/13 Atomic Echo runs out of the money at Zia Park

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Atomic Echo finished 6th in a 6 furlong race on Monday October 28th with Alfredo Juarez, Jr. riding.

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10/06/13 Larocco runs 5th in her Santa Anita debut

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Larocco finished 5th in her Santa Anita debut on Sunday October 6th in a 6 furlong race with Edwin Maldanaldo riding.

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09/14/13 Larocco runs 2nd Barrett’s Fairplex

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Larocco finished 2nd by a neck in the 3rd race at Barrett’s Fairplex with Edwin Maldanaldo riding.

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07/28/13 Real Heat posts a 3rd at Del Mar

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Real Heat finished 3rd in the 4th race at Del Mar on Sunday July 28th with Martin Pedroza riding.

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Wiredfortwotwenty makes comeback in Stakes with 3rd place finish, June 1

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Wiredfortwotwenty ran aOK 3rd in his comeback race in a $50,000 Stakes race at Ruidoso.

Read about the Californian from DRF.

Joe Masino of CRS  ”I watched Oilisblackgold work last week at Hollywood Park and should show a good run on Saturday the 1st, Wiredfortwotwenty has been laid up a year but likes the track at Ruidoso.  We are excited to see Wired in his return.”

Want to join the Stakes race fun?

Contact Joe Masino at jmasino@classracingstable.com or 626-833-6570

05/26/13 Lunch Time Diva finished out of the money in a Ruidoso Stakes race

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Lunch Time Diva finished 10th in the $50K First Lady Handicap at Ruidoso Downs 0n Sunday May 26th with Carlos Madeira in the irons.

Click here to view the results from Equibase.

05/25/13 Fine and Rare finishes 5th at Ruidoso Downs

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Fine and Rare had a bad start and finished 5th in a race at Ruidoso Downs on Saturday, May 25th with Duane Sterling riding.

Click here to view the results from Equibase.

04/14/13 Whining runs 3rd at Sunland Park

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Whining finished a nice 3rd in a 1 mile Allowance race on Sunday, April 14th with Enrique Gomez riding.  

Click here to view the results from Equibase.

2011-2012 Winter Newsletter

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Click here to view Winter Newsletter featuring recent Keeneland additions to the CRS family

2011 Racing Statistics

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

updated 12/31/11

STARTS FIRSTS SECONDS THIRDS WIN RATE IN THE MONEY PURSE
129 23 23 14 18% 47% $1,029,128

Class Racing Stable having strong year!

Class Racing Stable is ranked #84 in the country with total purse earnings as of (12/31/11). Partnership syndication we finished 2nd with a total of 7 Stakes wins for 2011!

We would like to thank all our partners for making this happen!!

Class Racing Stable has 7 Stakes win for 2011:

  • Bauble Queen runs 3rd in G2 Bayakoa at Hollywood Park (December)
  • Bauble Queen runs 3rd in G3Ramser Stakes at Santa Anita (October)
  • Bauble Queen runs 2nd in Sandy Blue Stakes at Del Mar (August)
  • Oilisblackgold ran a good 4th in G2 $200,000 San Diego Handicap (July)
  • Black Hills ran 3rd in Prairie Meadows Handicap (July)
  • Surrey Star ran 2nd in the Tsunami Slew Stakes beaten a neck for the win (June)
  • Wiredfortwotwenty wins Prairie Express Stakes in 1:08.0 earning a 106 beyer number (May)
  • Black Hills wins $100,000 Sunland Park Handicap by 5 lengths (April).
  • Surrey Star wins $100,000 La Puente Stakes beating stablemate Major Art at Santa Anita (April)
  • Major Art runs 2nd in $100,000 La Puente Stakes at Santa Anita (April)
  • La Nez runs 3rd in G3 $100,000 La Cienegas Stakes at Santa Anita (April)
  • La Nez wins $100,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes at Santa Anita (March)
  • Wiredfortwotwenty wins $75,000 Phoenix Gold Cup at Turf Paradise (February)
  • La Nez runs 3rd in $98,000 Valentine Dancer Handicap at Santa Anita (February)
  • Wiredfortwotwenty wins $50,000 Budweiser Stakes at Sunland Park (February)
  • Black Hills wins $50,000 WInsham Lad Stakes for second consecutive year at Sunland Park (January)

Bauble Queen impressive in return at Hollywood Park

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

2011 Summer Newsletter

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

 

Click on: 2011 Summer Newsletter

Chimney Sweep rolls at Prairie Meadows

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Black Hills cruises to win the Sunland Park Handicap, photo provided by Coady Photography

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Disturbingly Hot wins easy at Prairie Meadows, photo courtesy of Coady Photography

Monday, April 25th, 2011

04/25/11 Disturbingly Hot Wins

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Prairie Meadows: Disturbingly Hot won going away in her Allowance by 3 1/2 lengths.  Congrats to all the partners!

Click here to view results for Disturbingly Hot at Equibase.com

04/09/11 La Nez 3rd

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Santa Anita:  La Nez ran a good race finishing 3rd in the G3 $100K Las Cienegas Handicap beaten about 1 1/4 for the win.  

Click here to view results for La Nez at Equibase.com

Major Art rockets home to victory at Santa Anita

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

2010 Final Racing Statistics

Friday, March 11th, 2011

updated 3/11/11

STARTS FIRSTS SECONDS THIRDS WIN RATE IN THE MONEY PURSE
116 22 22 22 19% 57% $747,862

Lunch Time Diva rolls to Maiden Special win on the turf at Santa Anita.

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Wiredfortwotwenty rolls in $50,000 Budweiser Sprint Stakes at Sunland Park.

Friday, March 4th, 2011

02/22/11 All Yours Baby 2nd

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Sunland Park:  All Yours Baby ran a big 2nd beaten 1 length for the win. 

Click here to view results for All Yours Baby at Equibase.com

All Yours Baby romps to back to back wins, Sunland Park.

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Black Hills wins Stakes at Sunland Park in track record time.

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Wiredfortwotwenty wins impressively at Sunland Park.

Friday, January 7th, 2011

12/30/10 Yukon Bull 4th

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Sunland Park:  Yukon Bull ran a good 4th beaten only a neck for third. 

Click here to view results for Yukon Bull at Equibase.com.

12/19/10 Black Hills 3rd

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Sunland Park:  Black Hills ran a good 3rd in his comeback race on Sunday, December 19 at Sunland Park. 

Click here to view results for Black Hills at Equibase.com.

La Nez wins $100,000 Cal-Cup Turf race at Oak Tree meet.

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Oilisblackgold Romps at Fairplex ©BENOIT PHOTO

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Del Mar Opening Day

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

La Nez

Friday, January 29th, 2010

La Nez is pointing to February 6, the G1 $250,000 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita.

Black Hills wins Stakes Race – $200,000 “Zia Park Distance Championship” at Zia Park (12/06/09)

Monday, November 30th, 2009

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Monterey Jazz wins the Grade III – $122,100 “Sir Beaufort Stakes” at Santa Anita Park (12/26/07) ©BENOIT PHOTO

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

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Monterey Jazz and Jockey David Flores shift into overdrive as they win the Grade III, $122,100 Sir Beaufort Stakes, Wednesday, December 26, 2007 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. ©BENOIT PHOTO

Monterey Jazz wins the Grade II – $150,000 “American Handicap” at Hollywood Park (07/04/09) ©BENOIT PHOTO

Monday, November 9th, 2009

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Monterey Jazz and Jockey Tyler Baze hit the head of the stretch and go on to win the Grade II, $150,000 American Handicap, Saturday, July 4, 2009 at Hollywood Park, Inglewood CA. ©BENOIT PHOTO

Mike O’Rourke

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Mike_NEWmedmorourke@classracingstable.com
Mike O’ Rourke became involved in thoroughbred racing at an early age. A long time resident of the San Gabriel Valley, he became a regular in the infield at Santa Anita on most weekends, while in his teens. He formed his first partnership with some friends from high school while in his early twenties.

Before joining Class Racing Stable in 1998, Mike spent the majority of his work life with a Fortune 500 company. He brings to Class Racing Stable over thirty years of business management experience. His background includes leadership responsibilities for Sales, Training, Customer Service, Human Resources and Operation Management.

Mike currently resides in Cave Creek, Arizona with his wife Patty. He oversees our racing interests there. He also commutes and serves Class Racing Stable in the capacity of Chief Financial Officer. His personal goals for Class Racing Stable are to achieve and maintain the highest level of integrity in the industry; have optimum two way communications with our partners; have a viable and successful business while providing a lot of fun for our partners and ourselves.