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’ […]

Grade 2 Winner Majestic Heat Retired

March 19, 2018 – Arcadia, CA – 2017 Bayakoa Stakes (Grade 2) winner Majestic Heat has been retired from racing after her 5th place finish on Saturday in Santa Anita Park’s Grade 1 Santa Margarita Stakes as announced by owner-racing manager Madeline Auerbach. A California Bred daughter of sire Unusual Heat, Majestic Heat was trained […]

SMILING TIGRESS FLEES THE RAIL & WINS $56,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 15, 2018)–Trainer David Bernstein’s Smiling Tigress blew by heavily favored Strike At Daylight with a sixteenth of a mile to run to take Thursday’s $56,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by 3 ¾ lengths. Ridden patiently from her rail post position, the 3-year-old California-bred daughter of Smiling Tiger got six furlongs on a […]

PRAT, DRYSDALE TEAM FOR HALF LENGTH WIN AS HARRIS FARMS HOMEBRED BATTLEGROUND STATE RALLIES LATE

ARCADIA, Calif. (March 9, 2018)—Trainer Neil Drysdale’s Battleground State unleashed a well-timed late rally to take Friday’s $56,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by one half length. Ridden by Flavien Prat, the 4-year-old daughter of Unusual Heat got a flat mile on turf in 1:35.70. Mid-pack early and fourth at the rail a quarter mile from […]

First Foal is a Colt for California Stallion Metaboss

The first foal by Grade 3 winner Metaboss was born Monday at Daehling Ranch in Elk Grove, Calif., when the stakes-placed Amira J produced a colt. Bred by Mersad Metanovic LLC, the chestnut colt is the first for Amira J, a 5-year-old Sky Mesa mare who won one of three starts during her on-track career […]

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 […]