Bookies Luck California’s Champion Two-Year-Old Male

by Emily Shields Arcadia, CA (March 2, 2018)-With three wins in seven starts as a 2-year-old, Bookies Luck fought his way to the top of the juvenile ranks and has been rewarded as California’s champion 2-year-old male. (read more)

Pulpit Rider Fights to California Cup Oaks Win

By Steve Andersen ARCADIA, Calif. (February 19, 2018)-When she stopped beating herself up, Pulpit Rider beat the six other 3-year-old California-bred fillies in the $200,000 California Cup Oaks at Santa Anita on Monday. Pulpit Rider was fussy in the gate but brilliant in winning her first stakes in the one-mile turf race. Trainer Mike Puype […]

Lucky Pulpit’s Last Foal

Coalinga, CA (February 3, 2018)-Lucky Pulpit’s last and only foal of 2018 arrived at 8:35 p.m. on January 31 at John Harris’ Harris Farm near Coalinga CA. The plain bay colt is out of Mother Luck (Street Sense x Alishir’s World). His dam is a half-sister to multiple stakes winner and G1 stakes placed Antares […]

Harris Farms Connections Garner Cal-bred Awards for Champions of 2017

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2018) —Harris Farms, as breeder, was the leading breeder of Cal-breds in 2017. Additionally, Harris Farms stallions Unusual Heat, Lucky Pulpit and Smiling Tiger picked up sire championships Champion Sire of California Conceived Foals by Earnings – Unusual Heat, property of The Unusual Heat Syndicate. Champion Sire of California Conceived Foals […]

Harris Farms Consignment to the January 2018 Barretts Sale

Barretts January Mixed Sale 2018 Wednesday, January 17th at 11:00 a.m. (PDT) Pomona, CA Harris Farms, Agent 3…….WINNING TALE, 2007 dk.b./br.m., Tale of the Cat – Mining Missharriet {Tizbud} 19……2017 b.c., Vronsky – Belloma 20……BRILLIANT RESPONSE, 2005 b.m., High Brite – Beyond a Doubt {Lakerville} 43……HAIMISH HY, 2007 dk.b./br.h., Ecton Park – Tifonica (ARG) 47……2017 […]

Majestic Heat Wins Grade II Bayakoa

From Los Alamitos Publicity CYPRESS, Calif.(Dec. 3, 2017) – Three weeks after an easy win in her dirt debut, Majestic Heat became a graded stakes winner on the surface with another decisive victory in the $201,035 Bayakoa Sunday at Los Alamitos. After dispatching of fellow California-breds by 3-1/4 lengths going seven furlongs in the Betty […]

How Unusual Scores Upset in Red Carpet Handicap

by DMTC.com Masterfully-ridden by jockey Corey Nakatani, longshot How Unusual spurted between horses at the top of the stretch to enter contention and outfinished 2-1 favored Responsibleforlove in the final sixteenth to win the featured Grade III $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap on Thanksgiving holiday Thursday at Del Mar. How Unusual, a daughter of Unusual Heat, […]

Harris Farms Keeneland November Purchases

Harris Farms purchases from Keeneland earlier this month were: Maziette hip#1032 Candy Ride-Saracina by Bertrando.  Maziette in foal to Flatter purchased for $50,000 My Senses hip#1899 Street Sense-Palmilla by Crowd Pleaser. My Senses in foal to Summer Front purchased for $50,000 Camille C hip#2112 Roman Dancer-Paris Operetta by Rahy. Camille C in foal to Not This […]

Majestic Heat Relishes Dirt Surface in Betty Grable Win

By Jay Privman DEL MAR, Calif. – From the time Richard Mandella took over as the trainer of Majestic Heat, he had given thought to running her on dirt, based on the way she trained on the surface, but because she was doing so well on turf, he left well enough alone. But after Majestic […]

Bookies Luck Holds on in GS Juvenile

From DMTC Publicity DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2017) — Under a typically vigorous ride by Hall of Famer Kent Desormeaux, Bookies Luck held on tenaciously in the final strides to nose out the hard-charging Smokem in the $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Stakes Saturday, the second of 12 races on the second day of the […]

Big Score Takes Transylvania (G3)

April 7, 2017 Transylvania (G3) Presented by Keeneland Select – Big Score

Mr. Big To Stand at Harris Farms

Coalinga,CA (October 18, 2017)-Mr. Big, sire of Grade 3 Transylvania Stakes winner Big Score, will move to John Harris’ Farm near Coalinga, CA for the 2018 breeding season. Owned and campaigned by George Krikorian, the son of Dynaformer is out of the stakes winning G2 placed Fappiano mare, Fashion Delight. Mr. Big’s first two dams […]

Smiling Tiger Filly Tops Barretts

By Tracy Gantz Stormy Hull once hoped he would one day sell a horse for $50,000. At the Oct. 17 Barretts October fall mixed sale in Pomona, Calif., Hull topped the sale with a $220,000 yearling filly he hauled to Southern California from Washington state himself. “It’s beyond my dreams—it’s surreal,” Hull said. The filly, […]

Daylight Win for Smiling Tigress

Arcadia, CA (October 5, 2017)-Smiling Tigress became winner number seven this year for her first year sire Smiling Tiger with a daylight win by six at Santa Anita. Out of the Hard Spun broodmare Spun Clear this two-year-old filly has made four starts and has earned $45,585 with the win and one second on her […]

Harris Farms Consignment Barretts October 2017

Barretts 2017 Fall Sale of Yearlings and Horses of All Ages Tuesday, October 17th, at 11:00 a.m. Pomona, CA Harris Farms, Agent 1…….QUIZ KID, 2016 dk.b./br.c., Acclamation – Quizzical 71……2016 b.f., Acclamation – Askra 132…..2016 b.c., Vronsky – Exclusive Game Photo Here 165…..2016 dk.b./br.f., Papa Clem – Kind Lady 176…..2016 ch.f., Lucky Pulpit – Little […]

Ismelucky Wins Barretts Debutante

From Los Alamitos Publicity CYPRESS, Calif. (Sept. 16, 2017) — Favored California-bred Ismelucky won Saturday’s $100,000 Barretts Debutante at Los Alamitos. Overcoming trouble at the start and traffic trouble along the way, Ismelucky, a 2-year-old Lucky Pulpit filly out of the Tribal Rule mare Ismene, rallied along the rail to overtake 14-1 shot Shaken Memories […]

Soi Phet Makes E.B. Johnston First Stakes Win of Year

By Steve Andersen Cypress, CA (September 9, 2017)-Soi Phet beat a field of runners who were mostly half his age in Saturday’s $75,000 E.B. Johnston Stakes for California-bred milers at Los Alamitos. Winning a stakes at the Orange County track has become an annual occurrence in recent years for the 9-year-old Soi Phet. The Johnston […]

Bookies Luck Surprises in I’m Smokin Stakes

By DMTC.com Del Mar, CA (September 1, 2017)-Bookies Luck, overlooked in the betting at 14-1 after finishing eighth in the Graduation Stakes, took command turning for home and cruised to a handy triumph Friday in the featured $100,000 I’m Smokin Stakes for California-bred two-year-olds. With Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux in the saddle, Bookies […]

Spiced Perfection Upset Winner of Generous Portion Stakes

By DMTC.com Del Mar, CA (August 30, 2017)-Dare to Dream Stable’s Spiced Perfection, unraced since breaking her maiden on opening day, July 19, of Del Mar’s summer season, wore down odds-on favored Show It N Moe It in the upper stretch and then held off the challenge of Family Girl to score an upset victory […]

Harris Farms Consigned $300,000 Bodemeister Filly Sets Record at Barretts

By Steve Andersen DEL MAR, Calif. – A family connection led to a record purchase at Tuesday’s Barretts select yearling sale at Del Mar. Prominent owner Samantha Siegel paid $300,000 for a California-bred filly by Bodemeister, the most expensive yearling purchased at a Barretts sale since the company was formed in 1990. Siegel owns the […]

Smiling Tiger Colt Tops at Washington Yearling Sale

From Bloodhorse.com Auburn WA (August 23, 2017)-A colt by Smiling Tiger was sold for $67,000 to top the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association’s summer yearling and mixed sale Aug. 22 in Auburn, Wash. The sale topper, consigned as Hip 92 by Halvorson Bloodstock Services, was bought by John and Janene Maryanski. Bred in Washington […]

Harris Farms Consignment to Barretts Del Mar Select Yearling Sale

Del Mar August 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm (PDT) Harris Farms, Agent 52……b.c., Unusual Heat – Fly Borboleta Photograph 80……ch.c., Heatseeker (IRE) – Patriot C H Photograph Harris Farms, Agent for M. Auerbach, LLC 18……gr./ro.c., Unusual Heat – Strawberry Flash Photograph 40……dk.b./br.c., Unusual Heat – Chi Chi Nette Photograph 42……ch.f., Unusual Heat – Dancing Jo […]

Smiling Tiger Filly Tops NorCal Sale

PLEASANTON, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2017) – A filly by leading California first-crop stallion Smiling Tiger brought a sale-topping $70,000 and a Lucky Pulpit colt from the same family sold for $50,000 at Tuesday’s 2017 Northern California Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. The high-bid yearling hip 47 a bay […]