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

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 […]

Tiger Mom Makes it Winner #6 for Smiling Tiger

Del Mar, CA (August 11, 2017)-Smiling Tiger picked up winner number six from his first crop when Tiger Mom went wire-to-wire in a maiden claimer at Del Mar. Bred by Schroeder Farms, LLC the juvenile filly is out of La Fille Du Roi, by Leroidesanimaux and has earned $14,025 in her two lifetime starts.

Majestic Heat Wins Solana Beach Stakes

FLASH—Barretts August Yearling Sale a full sibling is being offered Harris Farms, Agent for M. Auerbach, LLC 40……dk.b./br.c., Unusual Heat – Chi Chi Nette by DMTC.com Del Mar, CA (August 11, 2017)-For the second straight year, Majestic Heat and jockey Flavien Prat won the $100,000 Solana Beach Stakes, and for the second straight year they […]

Hold That Smile Becomes Winner Nr Five For Smiling Tiger

Arcadia, CA (August 10, 2017)-Smiling Tiger‘s fifth winner came in a Cal-bred $50,000 maiden claimer by Hold That Smile. The filly broke her maiden in her third lifetime outing scoring by three plus lengths. The daughter of Chasseur Dame (by French Legionaire) finished second in Cal-bred maiden specials in her first two outings before picking […]

Smiling Tiger Gets Winner Nr. 4

AURORA, CO (August 5, 2017)-Freshman sire Smiling Tiger picked up his fourth winner when Grinning Tiger crushed the Arapahoe Park maiden special field by seven lengths in his second out. Bred by Patrick Cosgrove in Oregon the gelding is out of Karlee’s Kitten, by Pioneering and has earned $7,760.

Long Hot Summer Wins Daisycutter Handicap

From DMTC.com Del Mar (August 4, 2017)-Fanticola and Scardino’s Long Hot Summer rallied to the lead along the rail in the upper stretch under jockey Joe Talamo and went on to record a one-length triumph in the featured $93,800 Daisycutter Handicap Friday at Del Mar. Long Hot Summer was bred by Harris Farms & Donald […]

Daisycutter Handicap Well Covered with Harris Farms Connections

In the Friday feature at Del Mar three mares with Harris Farms connections try for the win in the $75,000 Daisycutter Handicap. Long Hot Summer is by Street Boss, out of the Stormy Atlantic mare Hotlantic, was bred by Harris Farms & Donald Valpredo. She is owned by Fanticola or Scardino and is trained by […]

Big Del Mar Debut for Raul Rosas!

Del Mar, CA (July 27, 2017)-Late-blooming Raul Rosas, a strapping Harris Farms home-bred rewarded the patience of his connections with a wire-to-wire victory in a $61,725 maiden special at 6 1/2 furlongs July 27. After setting fast early fractions of 21.98 and 44.99, he drew off to win by nearly six lengths under a “long […]

Third Winner For Smiling Tiger

Ace Korea, by Smiling Tiger–Queen Rolex (SP, $156,333), by Broken Vow. Busan, July 21st, Hcp. ($67k), 1000m. B-International Bloodstock Associates LLC (KY). *Third winner for freshman sire (by Hold That Tiger). **Won by eight lengths as the 11-10 favorite on debut.

Easy Song

Easy Song is a Thorn Song out of Zoelu, by Dynaformer 2013 filly bred by Harris Farms Inc. and owned by Harris Farms, Inc., Burt Bacharach and Jane Bacharach breaking her maiden July 20, 2017 Del Mar third race. She is a 1/2 to Now Victory (Sharp Victor), GSW, $442,546; and Logical Single (Singletary), SW, […]

Smiling Tiger Filly Takes Del Mar Maiden Special

Del Mar, CA (July 19, 2017)-Spiced Perfection put it all together in her third start to pick up the winners share of a Del Mar Maiden Special Weights on opening day. From the first crop of multiple grade one winning millionaire Smiling Tiger, the juvenile filly earned $36,000 to increase her lifetime earnings to $53,280. […]

Harris Farms Consignment Barretts 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 […]