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Mike Harrington

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Mike Harrington
Birth Place:Bend, Oregon
Residence:Westchester, Ca.
Cell Phone:310-925-6845
Fax Number:310-337-7004
Base Track:Hollywood
Into Industry:1955
Started Training:1993

Has a solid reputation as conditioner of top-notch juveniles … Best in that category has been Swiss Yodeler, who won the 1996 Best Pal Stakes (Grade II) at Del Mar and finished third to eventual 1997 Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm in the ’96 Del Mar Futurity, also a Grade II event … That same year the colt also won the Grade I Hollywood Futurity, Hollywood Juvenile Championship and Westchester Stakes … Since then, Swiss Yodeler, standing at Pepper Oaks Farm in Santa Ynez, has been a leading sire of juvenile winners in California … Another 2-year-old that made history for Harrington was Buck Trout, who became the first maiden winner of the Grade I Norfolk Stakes in 1998 … Trainer comes from a racing family, following father, Jake, grandfather Jacob Luther and great grandfather into the industry … Began racing career by riding and training Quarter Horses at bush tracks while in high school … Became a licensed veterinarian and practiced at the tracks where he trained part time … His wife, Patricia, trained at whatever tracks where he was a veterinarian … Began training full time in 1993 … He and Patricia combined their stables at that time … Harrington’s easy to spot on the backstretch — he’s the guy in the big white cowboy hat … Other Del Mar winners: Sharper Too and Dave the Dude, winners of the I’m Smokin Stakes in 2001 and 2003, respectively … Other stakes winners: Artica, his first (in 1995), Yolo Lady, Oberwald, Kleofus, Angel Gift, My Honey Bunny, Alpenfest and Wild Uncle Kurt … Enjoyed his best year in ’06 by saddling 43 winners with earnings of $1,400,584 … Family: wife; two sons; three daughters.

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