October Barretts Yearlings by Harris Farms Stallions

October Barretts Yearlings by Harris Farms Stallions from the October 2012 California Thoroughbred

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California-bred Champion Unzip Me In Foal to Kitten’s Joy

unzipmejul12Harris Farms, Coalinga, CA Coalinga 4/22/2013:  Unzip Me, California’s Champion Older Female of 2011, has been successfully bred to Kitten’s Joy on a February cover for a 2014 foal.  The flashy chestnut daughter of City Zip and Escape With Me, by Arazi earned $959,228 racing for the partnership of John Harris, Don Valpredo, Marty Jones and Per Antonsen. A multiple Gr. III winner, Unzip Me also placed third in the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint.

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Amy Wright assisting with a periosteal strip

Amy Wright is a fourth year veterinary student from St Matthews Veterinary School that is completing part of her clinical training with Dr. Bowers at the farm. She is shown assisting with anesthesia on a foal receiving a periosteal strip.

Harris Farms Career Opportunities

Please email your resume here and as opportunities arise, we will review the submitted information and contact qualified individuals.

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Desi Keck and Sean McCarthy visit farm

Desi Keck and Sean McCarthy visit the farm 4/19/2013. They spent yesterday evening at Harris Ranch Restaurant celebrating trainer Per Antonsen’s birthday, and today they visited the farm and checked out the horses in training.

Anticipating A Day At The Races

Dear John, Dave, and Harris Farms team members; Thank you for all your support for my 2013 HRTV Film Festival at Santa Anita Park entry Anticipating A Day At The Races. I didn’t win a prize this year, but I am grateful for the wonderful experience Joe and I had making the film. You were […]

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California Agri-Business Visits China

From China: John C. Harris with The Honorable Frank Damrell, Rusty Areias, Don Peracchi and Mike Gallo. The group is at a high speed rail station in Beijing getting ready to board the bullet train to Shanghai.

Heat Streaker Gets the Win

ALBANY, CA (April 6, 2013)-Heat Streaker, a son of Heatseeker out of the Rubiano $200,188 stakes-placed and stakes producing broodmare Hazen, broke his maiden in his third lifetime start.

Heatseeker’s Colburn Powers to Win

ARCADIA, Calif. (Mar. 30, 2013)-Colburn, first time down the hill the three-year-old son of Heatseeker, powers his way to a decisive 1-1/2 length win in a $56,000 Santa Anita maiden allowance race March 30th.

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THE BLACKERS VISIT HARRIS FARMS AND UNUSUAL HEAT MARCH 27, 2013

Dan and Christina Blacker visited Harris Farms on March 27, 2013. They were in Coalinga to visit the farm and look at two-year olds in training.

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Louisiana Derby: Golden Gate-based Nina’s Dragon Targets Upset

ninasdragonvassarBy Chuck Dybdal DRF.com
When trainer Lloyd Mason’s assistant, Faith Taylor, brought Nina’s Dragon (Tizbud) to Mason’s barn at Golden Gate Fields last year after breaking him at her nearby ranch in Clayton, she made a bold prediction.

“When he went to the track, I told Lloyd, ‘Next year, we’ll be in Kentucky,’ and I never say that,” Taylor said.

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Tiz Flirtatious Gets Her Grade

TizFlirtatiousmarchBy DRF ARCADIA, Calif. (Mar. 24, 2013) – Tiz Flirtatious showed on Sunday that she is more than just an outstanding California-bred.

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BENCH GLORY OVERCOMES 50-WEEK LAYOFF TO WIN $100,000 IRISH O’BRIEN STAKES DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

BenchGlorymar17SantaAnita.com ARCADIA, Calif. (March 17, 2013)—Bench Glory sat out long enough to come back fresh and cash in 100,000 lucky charms on Sunday, as she ran down 2-1 favorite Ismene in the final sixteenth of a mile to win Santa Anita’s $100,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths, while covering 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:12.02 under Brice Blanc.

Harris Stallions Progeny Sell Well at OBS

OCALA, Fla. (Mar. 13, 2013) – An Unusual Heat California-bred and a Heatseeker New York-bred, brought six-figure prices at Wednesday’s OBS March Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training.

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Harris Farms Homebred ‘John Scott’ in Santa Anita Hcp

JohnscotthARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 27, 2013) – John Scott, a homebred and a California-bred is entered in Saturday’s $750,000 Grade I Santa Anita Handicap.

Heatseeker Filly Takes Maiden Special at Gulfstream

Hallandale Beach, FL (February 24, 2013)-Sophomore filly Hot Tempo, by Heatseeker out of the Pivotal broodmare Garden Music, broke her maiden at Gulfstream Park on February 24th in a $52,500 maiden special event.

Acclamation repeats as California-bred Horse of the Year

By Jay Privman DRF.com
PASADENA, Calif. – Acclamation was named California-bred Horse of the Year for the second straight year at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s annual awards dinner Monday night here at the Westin hotel.

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Titan Baseball Earns Championships

titanbaseball3My name is Nancy. I know you all must breed many horses up in Coalinga, but I thought you might be interested to know about this gelding, Titan Baseball.

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Magnificent Shirl Takes Maiden Special in Style

MagnificentSwirlfebArcadia, CA (February 2, 2013)-Magnificent Shirl a three-year-old daughter of second year sire Heatseeker, broke her maiden in a maiden special weight at Santa Anita on February 2nd.

Harris Connected Juveniles on Experimental Free H.

Five Cal-breds are weighted on the 2013 Experimental Free Handicap this year, including four with Harris Farms connections.

Harris Farms Barretts March Consignment

Barretts March Select Sale 2013Auction: Monday, March 4th at 3:00 p.m. (PDT)Training Preview: Friday, March 1st at 10:00 a.m. (PDT) McCarthy Bloodstock, Agent for Harris Farms68……b.c., City Zip – Moscow Rising133 A. K. ECHO…gr./ro.c., Swiss Yodeler – Alphabet Kisses

John Scott Nominated for Dubai Races

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Jan. 29, 2013) – California-bred John Scott, winner of Saturday’s $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes, has been nominated to the $10 million Group I Dubai World Cup and the $1 million Group II Godolphin Mile.

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$100,000 Crystal Water Stakes JOHN SCOTT

JohnscotthARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2013) –John Scott re-rallied after being headed by Huntsville in deep stretch to take a desperate nose victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes on the Sunshine Millions card at Santa Anita.