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Harbor the Gold
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Seeking the Gold - Harbor Springs, by Vice Regent
Bay • 2001

A Winning Son Of Seeking The Gold
& Half-Brother To Eclipse Champion 2YO Boston Harbor

Oregon's Leading Sire Of 2010, 2011 & 2012:
25 Stakes Horses In His First Five Crops!

39% Of His Winners Are Stakes Performers,
Including 2010 Longacres Mile (G3) Winner
& Two-Time Washington Horse of the Year Noosa Beach
& Five Additional State Champions

HARBOR THE GOLD is a well-bred winner who has been a hit since his first runners reached racing age.

HARBOR THE GOLD won or placed in five of his nine starts, and his two wins were spectacular: by seven lengths at Belmont Park (see photo) and by 5 3/4 lengths at Aqueduct. He competed exclusively at top-tier racetracks: Belmont Park, Saratoga Race Course, Aqueduct and Santa Anita Park.

HARBOR THE GOLD offers a powerful pedigree, both top and bottom. He is by Mr. Prospector's outstanding son Seeking the Gold, a Grade 1-winning earner of more than $2.3 million who sired the collective earners of more than $92 million, including champions Dubai Millennium, Seeking the Pearl, Heavenly Prize, Catch the Ring and Flanders. His dam, a stakes-winning daughter of the top sire and broodmare sire Vice Regent, produced the 1996 Eclipse Champion 2-Year-Old Male Boston Harbor ($1,934,605). His second dam produced five stakes horses, including the 1987 Eclipse Champion Sprinter Groovy ($1,346,956).

HARBOR THE GOLD was represented by his first crop of runners in 2008. He quickly emerged as Oregon's leading freshman sire, with a remarkable three stakes winners (38%) from his first eight starters. Among his first-crop stakes winners were the 2008 Oregon Champion 2-Year-Old Filly Catalina Harbor and the 2008 Washington Champion 2-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Noosa Beach ($524,472), the latter of whom developed into the premier runner of his generation in the Pacific Northwest. During four seasons of competition, Noosa Beach won 12 stakes races in Washington and Canada, topped by the 2010 Longacres Mile Handicap (G3) at Emerald Downs, and collected seven state championship titles, including back-to-back honors as Washington Horse of the Year for 2010 and 2011.

HARBOR THE GOLD repeated his dominance as Oregon's leading second-crop sire of 2009. He also reigned as Oregon's leading sire of 2-year-olds, and was represented by three stakes winners during the year, including the 2009 Washington Champion 2-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Hollywood Harbor ($137,202), a multiple stakes winner who went on to set a new world record when he was clocked in 1:00.87 for a 5 1/2-furlong victory at Emerald Downs in 2012.

HARBOR THE GOLD ascended to the top of the progeny earnings list in 2010 as the leading overall sire in Oregon, with year-end progeny earnings of $651,327. Among his six stakes winners that year was the 2010 Washington Champion 2-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Couldabenthewhisky ($183,520).

HARBOR THE GOLD maintained his position as Oregon's leading sire in 2011, with year-end progeny earnings of $671,108. He again tallied six stakes winners during the year, including the 2011 Oregon Horse of the Year L G Jet.

HARBOR THE GOLD collected his third consecutive crown as Oregon's leading sire in 2012, with progeny earnings of $656,829 and five stakes winners during the year, including 2012 Washington Champion 2-Year-Old Colt/Gelding Music of My Soul.

HARBOR THE GOLD is siring quality racehorses. In addition to boasting 72% winners from starters, 24 of his 62 winners are stakes performers - that's a remarkable rate of 39%! Overall, he has accrued progeny earnings of more than $2.4 million and average earnings per starter of more than $28,000.

HARBOR THE GOLD stands at Bar C Racing Stables in Hermiston, Oregon. His 2013 fee is $5,500, live foal guarantee.

WA Stallion Director

Harbor the Gold stands at Bar C Racing Stables
80656 Culp Lane, Hermiston, Oregon 97838
For inquiries, please contact:
Neal and Pam Christopherson
Phone: (541) 567-8361 • Cell: (541) 379-1934 • Email:

2013 Stud Fee: $5,500 LFG
($500 booking fee, balance payable live foal)

Nominated to Northwest Race Series • Nominated to Breeders' Cup

To request a 2013 Breeding Application to Harbor the Gold, click here.

Bar C Racing Stables

80656 Culp Lane, Hermiston, Oregon 97838
Neal and Pam Christopherson, Owners
Phone: (541) 567-8361 • Cell: (541) 379-1934 • Email: