Hip 44 Lucky J.H. out of Jump

The Harris Farms Nor Cal Sale Topper is a lovely bay filly from the second crop of the multiple stakes winning stallion Lucky J.H. She is out of the Jump Start mare, Jump who was unraced due to an injury sustained as a yearling.

Harris Stallion’s Progeny Bring Top Figures in NORCAL Yearling Sale

PLEASANTON, Calif. (Aug. 14, 2012)– At Tuesday’s 2012 Northern California Yearling Sale, the highest-priced filly was hip number 44 sired by Lucky J. H., she is the first foal out of the unraced Jump Start mare Jump, was bred and consigned by Harris Farms, Agent, and was purchased for $26,000 by Art Sherman.

Saratoga Heatseeker Colt Fetches $70,000

SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York. (Aug. 11, 2012) –Hip #259, a Heatseeker colt out of Minetonightsfirst by D’Accord, was signed for by Eisaman Equine on a final bid of $70,000 at the Saratoga NY Bred Preferred Yearlings during the August 11th session of the sale. The yearling colt was from the stakes winning and stakes producing broodmare […]

Unusual Way Vassar Photo

Unusual Way Wins Wine Country

Unusual Way Vassar PhotoSANTA ROSA, Calif. (Aug. 11, 2012) – California-bred Unusual Way toyed with the competition while coasting to an 11-length win in Saturday’s $75,300 Wine Country Debutante Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Santa Rosa.


Unusual Heatwave a Real Good Deal

UnusualHeatwavetaugDEL MAR, Calif. (Aug. 3, 2012) – Unusual Heatwave rallied through the stretch and pulled away to win Wednesday’s $200,000 Real Good Deal Stakes for Golden State Series eligible 3-year-olds at Del Mar.

Unusual Heatwave is by Unusual Heat, out of the Candi’s Gold mare Miss Alphie, was bred by Montecito Stables, is owned by Ellen and Peter Johnson and Teresa McWilliams and trained by Alexis Barba.

Lakerville sets sights on Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

By Steve Andersen DRF.com
DEL MAR, Calif. – The rapid ascension of Lakerville through allowance-class company has Madeline Auerbach and trainer Barry Abrams aiming high this fall.


Del Mar Fantasy Stable Contest

Our 2012 Del Mar Fantasy Stable Contest Results!! A $250 Harris Ranch gift certificate goes to whoever can put three of our Del Mar horses into a Fantasy stable and those three in total earn the most.  $100 for second. Ties split. Choose three of the listed Del Mar horses below and email your selections to brookefry@harrisfarms.com subject listing should be Del Mar Stable. Deadline to enter was July 27th at 3:00 pm (PDT).


Unusual Heat Daughter Sells for $110,000

Hip22sparksDEL MAR, Calif. (July 23, 2012) – California-bred Hot and Pleasing, an unraced 2-year-old daughter of Unusual Heat, sold for $110,000 at Sunday night’s Barretts Paddock Sale of Horses of Racing Age at Del Mar.


Harris Farms 2012 Del Mar Fantasy Stable

Our 2012 Del Mar Fantasy Stable contest is on!! A $250 Harris Ranch gift certificate goes to whoever can put three of our Del Mar horses into a Fantasy stable and those three in total earn the most.  $100 for second. Ties split. Choose three of the listed Del Mar horses below and email your […]


Another Romp for Acclamation

AcclamationjulhFrom DMTC DEL MAR, Calif. (July 21, 2012) — Old English Rancho and Hilvers’ Acclamation, Del Mar’s Horse of the Meeting in 2011 and Eclipse Award winner as the top older male runner in America last year, lived up to his reputation and then some Saturday with a brilliant winning performance in the featured Grade I  $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes.


Two-Year-Old Tilde is Swiss Yodeler’s 27th Stakes Winner

TildejulhDel Mar, CA (July 20, 2012). The 5-2 second choice in the 59th running of $100,000 CTBA Stakes, Tilde was immediately sent to the lead, reeling off fractions of :22 2/5, :46 and :56 before sprinting clear to win by 3½ lengths for owner and trainer Mike Harrington.

Harris Farms Presents the ‘Girls of Summer’ 2012 Del Mar

The Del Mar season is always a highlight of the year and we’re excited to have some top horses running where the turf meets the surf. We have several good prospects this year, particularly 3-year-old fillies, so we put together a Harris Farms Girls of Summer to show off the many 3-year-old fillies slated to […]

Tizbud 3-year-old Italian Boy Goes Wire-to-Wire in Stakes Debut

Auburn, WA (July 15, 2012). Even though the speedy Italian Boy had won his three previous races by a combined 20½-lengths, there was still the question of whether the talented son of Tizbud could carry his speed beyond six furlongs.

New Additions to Horse Sector of Harris Farms

Coalinga, CA (July 1, 2012)-John Harris and Dave McGlothlin are pleased to announce the addition of Craig Allen and Brooke Fry to the staff at the Horse Division.

John Harris Ninth Winner Of Laffit Pincay, Jr. Award

From Betfair Hollywood Park Publicity INGLEWOOD, Calif. (June 29, 2012)—John Harris will be presented the ninth annual Laffit Pincay, Jr. Award during the Hollywood Gold Cup program Saturday, July 7 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

Pincay, a member of racing’s Hall of Fame since 1975, will make the presentation between the fifth and sixth races.

The Pincay Award is presented yearly to someone who has served the sport with integrity, extraordinary dedication, determination and distinction.


John Scott Repels Rail Trip In Thursday Feature

johnscottjunby BetfairHollywoodPark.com INGLEWOOD, Calif. (June 28, 2012)—Making his first start beyond seven furlongs since October 4, 2009, John Scott was a winner, defeating favored Rail Trip in the $65,930 feature Thursday at Betfair Hollywood Park.

Harris Farms Consignment to the 2012 Northern California Yearling Sale

Harris Farms Consignment to the 2012 Northern California Yearling Sale

Sale will be held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, California beginning at Noon on Tuesday, August 14, 2012.


Unzip Me Is Retired

Unzip Me Is Retired

By Steve Andersen DRF.com
June 13, 2012-Unzip Me, a 10-time stakes winner and one of the top female turf sprinters in recent years, has been retired, co-owner John Harris said on Wednesday.

John Scott getting his second act

John Scott getting his second act
By Steve Andersen drf.com

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – There was a time in the fall of 2009 that trainer Carla Gaines thought she could reach the top of racing with the California-bred John Scott.

In his graded stakes debut, John Scott finished fourth behind the well-regarded Lookin At Lucky in the Grade 1 Norfolk Stakes at Santa Anita.

“I thought I was going to the Kentucky Derby with him,” she said.

Acclamation Wins Whittingham for Third Time

Hollywood Park: Acclamation wins Whittingham for third time
By Steve Andersen DRF.com

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – It was as if they never left.

The 6-year-old Acclamation, the Eclipse Award winner as the champion older male of 2011 who had not raced since October, and jockey Patrick Valenzuela, riding his first race since May 19, teamed to win Saturday’s $250,000 Charles Whittingham Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park.

Unusual Heat Newest Stakes Winner Best Present Ever Dominates In Campanile Stakes

June 2, 2012

Best Present Ever recorded her third straight victory on turf Saturday when she humbled five opponents in the $100,000 Campanile Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.