10/12/2016 12:24PM

Harry's Holiday, Looking Cool to stand at Justice Farm in Kentucky

Barbara D. Livingston
Looking Cool will stand at Justice Farm in Kentucky in 2017 for $2,000.

Justice Farm in Lexington, Ky., will debut two stallions during the 2017 breeding season – Grade 3 winner Looking Cool and Grade 3-placed stakes winner Harry’s Holiday.

Harry’s Holiday will stand for an advertised fee of $3,000, while Looking Cool will debut for $2,000. Both stallions will eventually be relocated to Indiana for future breeding seasons after starting in Kentucky.

Harry’s Holiday, a 5-year-old son of Harlan’s Holiday, retires with three wins in 13 starts for earnings of $197,657. He raced primarily for the partnership of Skychai Racing, Sand Dollar Stable, Terry Raymond, and Jana Wagner, and was trained by Mike Maker.

The horse is best known for his 3-year-old campaign, in which he won the 96Rock Stakes, ran second in the Grade 3 Spiral Stakes, and finished third in the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes, all at Turfway Park, en route to a start in the 2014 Kentucky Derby.

“I really like this horse,” said Greg Justice of Justice Farm. “I’m going to support him with about 25 of my own mares. He looks like he’ll get you a six-furlong horse, something that’ll come out of the gate quick. For the Indiana-bred program, that’s the kind of horse you need. I think he’s got a pedigree that’ll be any kind of stallion.”

Bred in Kentucky by Brereton Jones and B. Ned Jones, Harry’s Holiday is out of the unraced Orientate mare Daisy Mason, whose two foals to race are both winners. Daisy Mason is out of stakes winner Leslie’s Lady, making her a half-sister to three-time champion Beholder and Grade 1 winner and popular sire Into Mischief, who is a son of Harlan’s Holiday.

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Looking Cool, a 6-year-old Candy Ride horse, finished his racing career with seven wins in 38 starts for earnings of $441,918. He won the Grade 3 Iowa Derby in 2013 and finished second in the listed Northern Spur Stakes at Oaklawn Park earlier that year. The horse also holds the track record at Ellis Park for a mile on the dirt, finishing in 1:34.41.

Jim Tafel campaigned Looking Cool for the majority of his starts. Looking Cool was trained during that time by Carl Nafzger.

“He’s a big, tall horse with a lot of length to him,” Justice said. “He’s every bit of 17 hands tall. He’s probably going to produce a two-turn horse, a miler or better.”

Looking Cool initially raced as a homebred for Tafel and is out of the Grade 3-placed multiple stakes-winning Forest Wildcat mare Coolwind, who is the dam of two winners from three foals to race. He is from the family of Grade 2 winner Sara Louise, Grade 3 winner Scoop, Til Forbid, and Hold Old Blue, and Mexican classic winner Jacobino.