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|Madeline Auerbach- Owner, General Partner:
M. Auerbach, LLC and The Unusual Heat Syndicate
|Barry Abrams- Owner, General Partner:
The Unusual Heat Syndicate
Racetrack Trainer, Owner- Abrams Racing Stable
|John C. Harris' Harris Farms:
Home of Unusual Heat
Dave McGlothlin- General Manager
Madeline Auerbach was born in Yorkshire, England in 1944. She moved to the United States as a child and was always
fascinated by horses. She was first introduced to world of thoroughbred horse racing by her late husband Jim and
eventually became a part of his small but active California based racing stable.
In 1996, she and Jim were at Hollywood Park when trainer-partner Barry Abrams came to them with the idea of claiming
Unusual Heat for $80,000. That was only the beginning of a whirlwind experience with Unusual Heat and Thoroughbred
Racing and Breeding that has brought Mrs. Auerbach to the forefront of the industry.
Currently, Mrs. Auerbach owns approximately 60 horses both in breeding and racing capacities. She is the founder and the
former Chairperson of CARMA, a 501C3 funding arm for retired racehorses in California. She served for 8 years as a
director on Thoroughbred Owners of California Board of Directors and is a founding director of The Thoroughbred Aftercare
Alliance. She was elected to the prestigious Jockey Club of Americain 2012,and was appointed in January 2014 as a
commissioner to the California Horse Racing Board by Governor Jerry Brown. All the while she continues to be one of the
most active and visible owners on the California-West Coast racing circuit.
Mrs. Auerbach lives in Bell Canyon, CA and enjoys spending time with children Harris, Patrick, Erin, Robin and David along
with grandchildren Jamie and Allison.
Full Biographical Information on Mrs. Auerbach can be found by clicking the following link:
Madeline Auerbach, Full Biography
Barry Abrams was born in 1954 in Minsk, Russia . He came to the US as a young teenager as his family settled in
California. Barry first became fascinated with horses while being introduced to them while waiting to buy Lakers play-off
tickets at the Forum in Inglewood, CA next door to Hollywood Park.
It was love at first sight for Mr. Abrams as he immediately took to the animals and a passion for the racing game. Mr.
Abrams spent his younger years learning everything he could about horses and the game before becoming a top trainer of
Standardbreds on the New Jersey circuit. He later relocated back to Southern California and under the tutolage of life long
friend Roger Stein, he learned about Thoroughbred training, eventually leaving to open his own stable in 1993.
In 1996 he made the decision to claim Unusual Heat, a horse he had admired since he was a 2 year old in training back in
1992. It was a decision that would forever stamp his training career and would change the course of California racing
Mr. Abrams has trained 3 Grade 1 winners, 2 California Champions and dozens of stakes winners in his training career.
He resides in Arcadia, California with his wife Dyan. And has 2 grown daughters AnnaMarie and Natalie.
Full Biographical Information on Mr. Abrams can be found by clicking the following link:
Barry Abrams, Full Biography
|Harris David Auerbach- Managing Partner,
Bloodstock and Marketing Manager:
M. Auerbach, LLC and The Unusual Heat Syndicate
Mr. Auerbach is the Managing Partner of M.Auerbach, LLC. and The Unusual Heat Syndicate. He is and owner/breeder
who manages the bloodstock, marketing, social media, historical data and farm coordination of approximately 75
horses in California and Kentucky. He himself is a Cal-bred born in 1969 in Van Nuys, CA and has been interested in
thoroughbred racing since his childhood in the 1970s. Mr. Auerbach graduated with honors from the University of Arizona
in 1991 with a business degree specializing in Marketing. Starting in 2004, after spending 13 years in the furniture
industry, he took an active role in the Auerbach family breeding and racing operations.
Mr. Auerbach also currently serves as Vice Chair on the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Board of
Directors concentrating on racing, sales and communications for the breeders. Mr. Auerbach is also extremely active on
the Southern California racing circuit and a frequent visitor to Thoroughbred farms in both in California and Kentucky.
Horses most associated with Mr. Auerbach include Unusual Heat, Add Heat, Lethal Heat, Golden Doc A, Bel Air Sizzle,
Brushburn, Burns, Lakerville, Huntsville, Mega Heat, Starspangled Heat, Orbits World, America's Friend, Pretty Unusual,
Jax El, Hot n’ Dusty, Magic School, Mensa Heat, Cardiac and Majestic Heat.
Mr. Auerbach currently resides in the Conejo Valley of Southern California with his wife Robin, his daughters Jamie and
Allison and his dog Sonny. In his spare time he enjoys travel, sporting events and raising awareness for OTTBs.
A stallion and his progeny are only as successful as the environment in which they live and are cared for. In California,
Harris Farms, owned by John C. and Carol Harris is considered the "Gold Standard" of California Thoroughbred Farms.
Home to Unusual Heat and most of the Auerbach and Abrams breeding band since 2010, Harris Farms has raised
dozens of Grade 1 winners including 2 time Breeders' Cup Classic Champion Tiznow and 2014 Kentucky
Derby/Preakness winner California Chrome. Other notable graduates of Harris include Bud Royale, Soviet Problem,
Work The Crowd, Unzip Me, Compari, Alphabet Kisses and the list goes on and on. Harris has also been the home of
many top California sires including Cutlass Reality, Cee's Tizzy, Swiss Yodeler, Redattore (BRZ), High Brite, Lucky
Pulpiy and Moscow Ballet.
General Manger Dave McGlothlin has been in charge of the Harris operation for over 30 years and manages 2 locations
in California's Central Valley. Under the direction of McGlothlin, Harris is known for its green pastures, river bed soil,
advanced nutrition program and top flight veterinary care.
More information on Harris Farms can be found by clicking the following link:
Harris Farms Profile