Harris Farms Consignment for Northern California Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale

Tuesday, August 14, at noon Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA Harris Farms 22 Chestnut Filly by Clubhouse Ride out of Mulberry Lane Image Here 41 Bay Colt by Unusual Heat out of Quickly Gone Image Here 67 Chestnut Colt by Clubhouse Ride out of Subpoena the Dress Image Here 75 Bay Colt by Acclamation out […]

Harris Yearling Sales Produces a Maiden Special Winner

Cypress, CA (July 4, 2018)-Our Silver Oak was Harris Farms raised and sold at the 2017 Barretts Select Sale and easily broke his maiden by two lengths in his debut. Purchased by William E. Morey, agent for $30,000 at the 2017 sale the colt rallied to win a maiden special race picking up $24,000 plus […]

Soi Phet Becomes a Millionaire

By Steve Andersen CYPRESS, Calif. (July 4, 2018)-The amazing 10-year-old son of Tizbud, Soi Phet surpassed $1 million in career earnings and won the 15th race of his career with a thrilling victory by a nose over B Squared in Wednesday’s $101,035 Bertrando Stakes at Los Alamitos. The win was not confirmed until four minutes […]

Cal-bred Finds Second Career in Canada

California-bred Desperate Measures, a 10-year-old daughter of Lucky Pulpit, has found a good home in Canada, where owner Jan Melnychuk says the mare “has become a bit of a local celebrity.” Melnychuk fell in love with Desperate Measures when she and a friend visited Assiniboia Downs in Canada looking for potential polo ponies. When Melnychuk […]

Desert Law Captures Santa Anita Allowance

Arcadia, CA (June 24, 2018)-On closing day of the 2017-18 Santa Anita meet Desert Law, the Harris Farms homebred, won an $76,000 open allowance six furlong race for his fourth lifetime win. Desert Law is a four-year-old altered son of Desert Code out of Treasure Chest, by Lemon Drop Kid and he has earned $194,325 […]

2018 Foal Crew

One of the many pleasures of the horse business is all of the good people in it that share the passion for horses. This recent photo shows some of our foal crew. We are a 24 hour operation, and I much appreciate all the good work it takes to raise a good horse. – John […]

Ima Happy Cat Shrugs Off Shaky Start, Wins Seattle Stakes

By Randy Goulding Despite having to be reshod in the paddock, getting bumped at the start and being rank while in tight early, Ima Happy Cat was able to win the $50,000 Seattle Stakes at Emerald Downs on Sunday. She paid $6.30 for her 2 1/2-length victory over Bella Mia, who was sent off as […]

Tizbud’s Soi Phet Surprises in Crystal Water Stakes

By Steve Andersen ARCADIA, Calif. – There’s plenty of fight left in the 10-year-old Tizbud gelding Soi Phet. On Sunday at Santa Anita, Soi Phet ($96.80) scored a massive upset in the $102,070 Crystal Water Stakes for California-bred turf milers, holding off a sustained threat from the 4-year-old B Squared to prevail by a head. […]

Smiling Tiger’s Montana Sunset Goes Wire-to-Wire at Pimilco

Baltimore, MD (May 17, 2018)-Montana Sunset, a two-year-old filly by Smiling Tiger, took the winner’s share of a Pimlico maiden special race with a wire-to-wire two length win. The filly is out of the multiple stakes producing Chasseur Dame (French Legionaire) and was bred in Washington by Dale Mahlum. She is owned by Ten Broeck […]

Lucky Pulpit Sires a Pair of Golden Gate Stakes Winners

ALBANY, Calif. (Apr. 29, 2018) – Pulpit Rider, a daughter of Lucky Pulpit, scored her second victory of the year in the $100,000 Campanile Stakes for Golden State Series eligible 3-year-old fillies under jockey Corey Nakatani. Bred by owners Mr. & Mrs. Larry Williams, with a late surge she won by three-quarters of a length […]

Harris/Valpredo Homebred Debuts a Winning Effort

by TDN Arcadia, CA (April 27, 2018)-Bakersfield Sound (g, 4, Acclamation–Hotlantic {MSW, $174,511}, by Stormy Atlantic), a half to Long Hot Summer (Street Boss), MSW & GSP, $424,539; and to TDN Rising Star Pacific Heat (Unusual Heat), MSW, $381,185, got the job done at first asking at a generous 73-10. Debuting in a $55,725 Cal-bred […]

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 […]