California Chrome’s Last Full Sibling Nears Debut

By Jeremy Balan Time has a funny way of warping in the human brain. Only four years ago, a humbly bred chestnut with a white blaze was just starting his racing career for trainer Art Sherman, but it almost feels like ancient history. Part of that can probably be attributed to the closure of Hollywood […]

STORMY LIBERAL, AMBITIOUS BREW HEAD GRADE III, $150,000 DAYTONA STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF SATURDAY

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 24, 2017)—Trainer Peter Miller’s Stormy Liberal, in search of his fourth consecutive win going 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course, and Marty Jones’s venerable California-bred gelding Ambitious Brew head a field of six 3-year-olds and up in Saturday’s Grade III, $150,000 Daytona Stakes. Undefeated in three hillside turf starts […]

Lucky Pulpit Sires Another Juvenile Winner

Arcadia, CA (May 18, 2017)-Ismelucky was second in her debut in a maiden race for California-bred 2-year-old fillies on May 4. On Thursday, she won a Santa Anita maiden race against open company under jockey Martin Garcia. After disputing the early pace, Ismelucky won by 2 1/2 lengths over Empress of Lov, who closed well […]

Unusual Heat Filly Fetches $195,000

Del Mar, CA (May 18, 2017)-Hip #26 a daughter of Unusual Heat brought $195,000 as the most expensive filly and was the second-highest price. She previewed in 10 and one and was consigned by McCarthy Bloodstock, Agent Harris Farms bred the Unusual Heat filly, named Super Patriot. She is out of the Reddatore mare Patriot […]

Unusual Heat Dies at 27

May 18, 2017 – Coalinga, CA – Unusual Heat, the All Time Leading Sire in California Progeny Earnings has passed away at 27 due to complications from arthritis induced laminitis. “It is with a very heavy heart that I have to report the passing of Unusual Heat today”, said Harris Auerbach, managing partner of the […]

Grecian Fire Responds to Addition of Blinkers in Alcatraz

By Chuck Dybdal Grecian Fire  responded gamely in the lane to pull off an impressive victory in the $75,675 Alcatraz Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on Sunday. A gelded son of Unusual Heat, a top California turf sire, out of Maggie’s Odyssey, a turf stakes-placed daughter of Kitten’s Joy, one of the nation’s top turf […]

At long odds, California hopefuls have real shots in Kentucky Derby

By Debbie Arrington Don’t forget California in Saturday’s 143rd Kentucky Derby. Representing the Golden State, Gormley, Irap and Battle of Midway will be long odds in one of the most wide open Derby fields in decades. “California is being overlooked,” said trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, who will saddle 30-1 long shot Battle of Midway. That dismissal […]

Lucky Pulpit Sires a 1-2 Finish in Golden Gate Juvenile Race

Albany, CA (April 30,2017)-Lucky Pulpit sired the first two finishers in a maiden special weights four and a half furlong juvenile race at Golden Gate Fields. Defeating males and winning by a length was the filly Song From Above. She was bred in California by her owners Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams and is […]

Harris Farms’ Record Highs All Heart in Feature

SantaAnita.com ARCADIA, Calif. (April 20, 2017)–Harris Farms’ homebred Record Highs broke sharply, pressed the pace throughout and gamely held sway late in winning Thursday’s $56,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by a half length while covering 6 ½ furlongs down the track’s hillside turf course in 1:14.53.  Ridden by Tyler Baze and trained by Carla Gaines, […]

Lucky Pulpit Filly Fetches $360,000

A filly by Lucky Pulpit, who recorded the fastest time at the Barretts under tack preview, brought a finally bid of $360,000 from Dennis R. O’Neill. The filly had worked a furlong in :09 4/5 in preparation for the Barretts sale. Bred by The Cole Ranch in California, the filly who breezed in :09 4/5 […]

Lucky Pulpit Juvenile Post Fastest Time at Barretts

By Tracy Gantz A filly by Lucky Pulpit recorded the fastest time at the Barretts under tack preview at Del Mar March 27. The filly worked a furlong in :09 4/5 in preparation for the Barretts select 2-year-old sale March 29. “We had a wonderful breeze show,” said Kim Lloyd, general manager of Barretts. “I […]

Grade I Winner Tamarando to stand at Harris Farms

Del Mar Futurity Grade One winner and California-bred Champion Tamarando retires from racing with earnings of $722,652 and will enter stud this year at Harris Farms for $2,500 live foal. Bred and raced by Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams, Tamarando won at distances from 5 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/8 miles in his first […]

Smiling Tiger Juveniles Headed to Barretts March Select Sale

Two juvenile fillies by the multiple grade one winning millionaire Smiling Tiger are entered into the  Barretts 2017 March Select Sale to be held on March 29th at Del Mar. Hip 8 consigned by Checkmate Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent is named Spiced Perfection and is out of the Pleasantly Perfect broodmare Perfect Feat. Perfect Feat was […]

Ambitious Brew up to Win $100,000 Sensational Star S.

SantaAnita.com ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2017)–With California-bred or sired horses engaged, Saturday’s $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes came down to an inch–with 2014 winner Ambitious Brew just getting up to win by a nose under Mike Smith over Richard’s Boy and Victor Espinoza.  A Pamela Ziebarth homebred 7-year-old gelding by Tizbud, he’s trained by Marty Jones […]

Lucky Pulpit Succumbs to Heart Attack

Coalinga, CA (February 13, 2017)-Lucky Pulpit suffered an apparent heart attack this afternoon while covering his first broodmare of the 2017 season. Both David McGlothlin (farm manager) and Raul Rosa (stallion manager) were in the Harris Farms breeding shed with Lucky Pulpit when he collapsed coming off the mare. Lucky Pulpit was owned and raced […]

$10 Million Stallion History Repeats in 2016 Sire Standings

by Tracy Gantz Lucky Pulpit will forever be known as the sire of California Chrome, a feat that gives the stallion a special place in racing history. As California Chrome’s earnings have grown, so have the statistics of his sire. Thus, it is not surprising that in 2016 Lucky Pulpit led all other California sires […]

California Chrome California-bred Horse of the Year

PASADENA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2017) – California Chrome was named the California-bred Horse of the Year for 2016 at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner held Wednesday night at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena. Ashleyluvssugar and Masochistic were the other finalists for Horse of the Year, an award California Chrome also […]

California Chrome’s X-rays Come Back Clean

By Bloodhorse.com NICHOLSVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 30, 2017) –Two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome is settling in at Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., after arriving Jan. 29. X-rays following his final race are all clear. After finishing ninth in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park, trainer Art Sherman said […]

Jeranimo’s graded stakes wins

2010 Strub Stakes G2 – https://youtu.be/HovKZLwh1SY 2011 Oak Tree Mile G2 – https://youtu.be/iAamXSGA2kc 2010 San Gabriel G2 – https://youtu.be/tVcvvi-C2wk 2011 Citation Handicap G2 – https://youtu.be/XRq8k_Tu6h8 2012 Shoemaker Mile G1 – https://youtu.be/8in3C_gVNY8 2013 San Gabriel G2 – https://youtu.be/WI6gZTNmJj4 2013 Eddie Read Hcp G1 – https://youtu.be/M4lhUX3RlFI 2014 San Gabriel G2 – https://youtu.be/txcZe2e2gt4

California Chrome on Schedule for Kentucky Trip

By Frank Angst Hallandale, FL (Janaury 29, 2017)-His usual self in his stall in Barn 2 at Gulfstream Park the morning of Jan. 29, two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome   awaited a scheduled trip to Taylor Made Farm where he will begin his stallion career. At 6:45 a.m. Jan. 29, California Chrome’s groom Raul […]

Harris Farms Connections Enter Lucrative Cal-bred Stakes Saturday at Santa Anita

Arcadia, CA (January 25, 2017)-The first stakes on the program is the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare going about six and a half furlongs on the downhill course which is well covered by Harris Farms connected horses. All That Heat is by Unusual Heat, out of the Afternoon Delites mare Little Hottie, was bred […]

California Chrome Draws Outside Post for Pegasus

By Jay Privman HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla.–The inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park looks on paper like a match race between Arrogate and California Chrome, and the possibility of the two hooking up early in the race increased Monday when they drew posts that likely will force them to be used immediately from […]

California Chrome Again Wins Horse of the Year

From NTRA HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 21, 2017) — The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters announced this evening that California Chrome, winner of the Dubai World Cup and the TVG Pacific Classic, and North America’s all-time leading money earning Thoroughbred, was voted as Horse of the […]

California Chrome Looks as Good as Can Be in Final Drill for Pegasus

By Jay Privman California Chrome completed his serious training for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup next Saturday with a five-furlong work in 58.91 seconds on Saturday morning here at Gulfstream Park, where the Pegasus will be run in one week. California Chrome had the track to himself at 7:30 a.m. He broke off at […]

California Chrome’s Dubai Win Top ’16 Moment

By Bloodhorse.com The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced Jan. 20 that California Chrome’s win in the Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) has been named the 2016 NTRA Moment of the Year based on the results of a record 2,817 votes cast via Twitter and an online poll. California Chrome’s connections—owners California […]