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Grade I Winner Tamarando to stand at Harris Farms

Del Mar Futurity Grade One winner and California-bred Champion Tamarando retires from racing with earnings of $722,652 and will enter stud this year at Harris Farms for $2,500 live foal. Bred and raced by Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams, Tamarando won at distances from 5 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/8 miles in his first […]

Smiling Tiger Juveniles Headed to Barretts March Select Sale

Two juvenile fillies by the multiple grade one winning millionaire Smiling Tiger are entered into the  Barretts 2017 March Select Sale to be held on March 29th at Del Mar. Hip 8 consigned by Checkmate Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent is named Spiced Perfection and is out of the Pleasantly Perfect broodmare Perfect Feat. Perfect Feat was […]

Ambitious Brew up to Win $100,000 Sensational Star S.

SantaAnita.com ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2017)–With California-bred or sired horses engaged, Saturday’s $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes came down to an inch–with 2014 winner Ambitious Brew just getting up to win by a nose under Mike Smith over Richard’s Boy and Victor Espinoza.  A Pamela Ziebarth homebred 7-year-old gelding by Tizbud, he’s trained by Marty Jones […]

Lucky Pulpit Succumbs to Heart Attack

Coalinga, CA (February 13, 2017)-Lucky Pulpit suffered an apparent heart attack this afternoon while covering his first broodmare of the 2017 season. Both David McGlothlin (farm manager) and Raul Rosa (stallion manager) were in the Harris Farms breeding shed with Lucky Pulpit when he collapsed coming off the mare. Lucky Pulpit was owned and raced […]

$10 Million Stallion History Repeats in 2016 Sire Standings

by Tracy Gantz Lucky Pulpit will forever be known as the sire of California Chrome, a feat that gives the stallion a special place in racing history. As California Chrome’s earnings have grown, so have the statistics of his sire. Thus, it is not surprising that in 2016 Lucky Pulpit led all other California sires […]