Lakerball Has Easy Time in Pike Place Dancer

By Chuck Dybdal Albany, CA (Octber 27, 2018)-Trainer Doug O’Neill couldn’t have scripted things more perfectly for Lakerball ($4) as the 2-year-old Lakerville filly won her second straight turf stakes, taking the $75,225 Pike Place Dancer with ease on Saturday at Golden Gate Fields. O’Neill sent the filly north to see how well she shipped […]

Jetinwith Kennedy Passes at 29

COALINGA, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2018) – California-bred Jetinwith Kennedy, a multiple stakes winner and the 2005 California Broodmare of the Year, was euthanized at the age of 29 at Harris Farms on Monday. Jetinwith Kennedy, a daughter of Kennedy Road, out of the Blue Eyed Davy mare Blue Jet Set, was bred by owner Sidney […]

Lakerball Scores Wire-to-Wire in Surfer Girl S.

Arcadia, CA (October 8, 2018)-The Lakerville juvenile daughter, Lakerball was trying three new items in the $100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes. It was her stakes debut and trying turf for the first time as well as routing for the first time. Jumping quickly from the gate the filly kept rolling along from her outside post stopping […]

Harris Farms Consignment for Barretts Fall Sale of Yearlings and Horses of All Ages

2018 Fall Sale of Yearlings and Horses of All Ages Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. (PDT) POMONA, CA Harris Farms, Agent 14……Big Time Grammy, 2017 b.f., Mr. Big – Grammy Times Six 28……Very Irish, 2017 ch.c., Verrazano – Irish Exchange 45……2017 b.f., Vronsky – Little Miss Zip 48……2017 b.f., Lucky Pulpit – Long […]

Shades of Victory Shocks Johnston at 80-1

CYPRESS, Calif. (Sept. 8, 2018) – Former claimer Shades of Victory turned his first dirt route into a stunning upset in Saturday’s $75,000 E.B. Johnston Stakes for California-breds at Los Alamitos. Shades of Victory’s win price of $162.60 was the second largest since daytime thoroughbred racing returned to Los Alamitos in 2014. Devils Triangle, who […]

Unusual Heat Colt Tops Barretts Del Mar Sale

Del Mar, CA (August 28, 2018)-Unusual Heat’s dark bay son brought a high bid of $250,000 from Jay Em Ess Stable. Topping the sale the colt as hip 11 Unusual Heat-Cinema Paradisa image here had generated an early buzz before he set foot in the ring due to his dam producing two stakes placed juveniles. […]

Top Selling Norcal Filly is by Smiling Tiger

PLEASANTON, Calif. (Aug. 14, 2018)-A Smiling Tiger filly was the top priced female at Tuesday’s 2018 Northern California Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. The top selling filly was by Smiling Tiger, out of the Tannersmyman mare Tanned Reflection, was bred and consigned by Woodbridge Farm. Hip 74 was […]

Lakerville Sires First Winner

Del Mar, CA (August 8, 2018)-Freshmen sire Lakerville picked up his first winner when Lakerball graduated at the seaside oval. Breaking sharply from the seventh post position, Lakerball settled behind a pair of runners before drawing off by 8 plus lengths under Agapito Delgadillo. Lakerball defeated the field of ten Cal-bred maidens in her second […]

Naughty Tiger Upsets in C.T.B.A. Stakes

by DMTC.com Del Mar, CA (August 1, 2018-Naughty Tiger, a chestnut daughter of former outstanding sprinter Smiling Tiger, asserted herself in the stretch to score an upset in the featured $100,000 California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Stakes for California-bred two-year-old fillies Wednesday. With jockey Ruben Fuentes in the saddle, Naughty Tiger, sent to the gate at […]

Harris Farms Consignment for Barretts Del Mar Select Yearling Sale

August 28, 2018 at 2:00 pm (PDT) Harris Farms 11……dk.b./br.c., Unusual Heat-Cinema Paradisa image here 68……ch.f., Lucky Pulpit-Sioux Zen image here Harris Farms, Agent 14……SAN EMIDIO, dk.b./br.c., Vronsky-Copperopolis 20……ch.f., Lucky Pulpit-Easy El image here 35……b.f., Blame-Holler image here 56……SCREEN GOSSIP, b.f., Fed Biz-Patsy G and Me image here 57……TRAFFIC STOPPER, b.f., Cross Traffic-Perched image here […]

Smiling Tiger Gelding Cruises by Ten Lengths in King County Express S.

Auburn, WA (July 15, 2018)-Baja Sur a two-year-old son of Smiling Tiger crushed his foes by over ten lengths with his wire-to-wire win in the $50,000 King County Express Stakes. Out of Supremo mare Premo Copy, Baja Sur has won both his starts and his bankroll now is $34,650. The gelding is a $67,000 graduate […]

Luck’s Royal Flush Holds On in Everett Nevin

By Chuck Dybdal Pleasanton, CA (July 7, 2018)-Trainer Jeff Bonde had plenty of reason to celebrate in his hometown of Pleasanton, Calif. on Saturday when Luck’s Royal Flush ($21.40) showed his heels to five rivals, winning the $100,225 Everett Nevin stakes in the signature race for the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meet at the Alameda […]

Harris Farms Consignment for Northern California Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale

Tuesday, August 14, at noon Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA Harris Farms 22 Chestnut Filly by Clubhouse Ride out of Mulberry Lane Image Here 41 Bay Colt by Unusual Heat out of Quickly Gone Image Here 67 Chestnut Colt by Clubhouse Ride out of Subpoena the Dress Image Here 75 Bay Colt by Acclamation out […]

Harris Yearling Sales Produces a Maiden Special Winner

Cypress, CA (July 4, 2018)-Our Silver Oak was Harris Farms raised and sold at the 2017 Barretts Select Sale and easily broke his maiden by two lengths in his debut. Purchased by William E. Morey, agent for $30,000 at the 2017 sale the colt rallied to win a maiden special race picking up $24,000 plus […]

Soi Phet Becomes a Millionaire

By Steve Andersen CYPRESS, Calif. (July 4, 2018)-The amazing 10-year-old son of Tizbud, Soi Phet surpassed $1 million in career earnings and won the 15th race of his career with a thrilling victory by a nose over B Squared in Wednesday’s $101,035 Bertrando Stakes at Los Alamitos. The win was not confirmed until four minutes […]

Cal-bred Finds Second Career in Canada

California-bred Desperate Measures, a 10-year-old daughter of Lucky Pulpit, has found a good home in Canada, where owner Jan Melnychuk says the mare “has become a bit of a local celebrity.” Melnychuk fell in love with Desperate Measures when she and a friend visited Assiniboia Downs in Canada looking for potential polo ponies. When Melnychuk […]

Desert Law Captures Santa Anita Allowance

Arcadia, CA (June 24, 2018)-On closing day of the 2017-18 Santa Anita meet Desert Law, the Harris Farms homebred, won an $76,000 open allowance six furlong race for his fourth lifetime win. Desert Law is a four-year-old altered son of Desert Code out of Treasure Chest, by Lemon Drop Kid and he has earned $194,325 […]

2018 Foal Crew

One of the many pleasures of the horse business is all of the good people in it that share the passion for horses. This recent photo shows some of our foal crew. We are a 24 hour operation, and I much appreciate all the good work it takes to raise a good horse. – John […]

Ima Happy Cat Shrugs Off Shaky Start, Wins Seattle Stakes

By Randy Goulding Despite having to be reshod in the paddock, getting bumped at the start and being rank while in tight early, Ima Happy Cat was able to win the $50,000 Seattle Stakes at Emerald Downs on Sunday. She paid $6.30 for her 2 1/2-length victory over Bella Mia, who was sent off as […]

Tizbud’s Soi Phet Surprises in Crystal Water Stakes

By Steve Andersen ARCADIA, Calif. – There’s plenty of fight left in the 10-year-old Tizbud gelding Soi Phet. On Sunday at Santa Anita, Soi Phet ($96.80) scored a massive upset in the $102,070 Crystal Water Stakes for California-bred turf milers, holding off a sustained threat from the 4-year-old B Squared to prevail by a head. […]

Smiling Tiger’s Montana Sunset Goes Wire-to-Wire at Pimilco

Baltimore, MD (May 17, 2018)-Montana Sunset, a two-year-old filly by Smiling Tiger, took the winner’s share of a Pimlico maiden special race with a wire-to-wire two length win. The filly is out of the multiple stakes producing Chasseur Dame (French Legionaire) and was bred in Washington by Dale Mahlum. She is owned by Ten Broeck […]

Lucky Pulpit Sires a Pair of Golden Gate Stakes Winners

ALBANY, Calif. (Apr. 29, 2018) – Pulpit Rider, a daughter of Lucky Pulpit, scored her second victory of the year in the $100,000 Campanile Stakes for Golden State Series eligible 3-year-old fillies under jockey Corey Nakatani. Bred by owners Mr. & Mrs. Larry Williams, with a late surge she won by three-quarters of a length […]

Harris/Valpredo Homebred Debuts a Winning Effort

by TDN Arcadia, CA (April 27, 2018)-Bakersfield Sound (g, 4, Acclamation–Hotlantic {MSW, $174,511}, by Stormy Atlantic), a half to Long Hot Summer (Street Boss), MSW & GSP, $424,539; and to TDN Rising Star Pacific Heat (Unusual Heat), MSW, $381,185, got the job done at first asking at a generous 73-10. Debuting in a $55,725 Cal-bred […]

Spiced Perfection Flees Rail and Upsets the $200,000 Evening Jewel S.

by SantaAnita.com Arcadia, CA (April 7, 2018)-Unhurried from her rail post position, trainer Brian Koriner’s Spiced Perfection swung three-wide turning for home and overhauled heavily favored Show It N Moe It well inside the sixteenth pole to win Saturday’s $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes by a hard-fought neck. Ridden by Joe Talamo, she got seven furlongs […]

Smiling Tiger Colt Stops Barretts Clock in 10 Flat; Sells for $200K

Del Mar, CA (April 3, 2018)-Hip #63 a February 29th colt by Smiling Tiger was the fastest Cal-bred of the April preview and was tied with two KY breds for quickest overall preview times. The colt sold on Wednesday for $200,000 to agents Solis/Litt. The Smiling Tiger colt, Hip #63, is part of Andy Havens’ […]