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Ferrin Peterson – Great person, jockey, soon to be vet!!!

By Dennis Miller It takes athleticism, strength, determination and perseverance for a person to become a horse racing jockey. It takes discipline, intelligence, determination, and well, perseverance for a person to master the eight years of school work to become a veterinarian. Confused as to drawing parallels between being a jockey and being a vet? […]

Regional Sires for 2019

by The Thoroughbred Daily News Smiling Tiger has come a long way since his discovery as a yearling at the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Sale, or indeed since throwing his jockey three times before his debut in a four-furlong maiden at Golden Gate Fields. He won by daylight that day, promptly added a stakes win […]

Mr. Big’s ‘Big Score’ Takes Santa Anita Allowance Race

By: TDN Arcadia, CA (January 14, 2019)-Mr. Big‘s Big Score an upset winner of the 2017 GIII Transylvania S., hadn’t competed outside of stakes company since his successful debut at two. He was last been seen finishing a late-running fourth in the GIII Seabiscuit H. at Del Mar Nov. 24, and was 7-5 against a […]

Harris Farms Stallion Showcase January 19, 1019

We have an impressive group of stallions that I think can make long term impacts on the future of California breeding. I feel it is important that you take a look at our stallions in play for this season. I want to give you an opportunity to come to Harris Farms on Saturday, January 19th […]

Spiced Perfection Takes La Brea Stakes

By Jeremy Balan Arcadia, CA (December 26, 2018)-The Smiling Tiger filly’s connections decided to take their shot—or dared to dream—in the $300,000 La Brea Stakes (G1) with their multiple stakes winner in the California-bred ranks. And Spiced Perfection, a $50,000 purchase, rewarded them in spades. A winner of three of her last four she has […]

Harris Farms Bred Lynne’s Legacy Rallies for Win In Miss America S.

Albany, CA (December 8, 2018)-In the $63,125 first division of the Miss America, Lynne’s Legacy unleashed a strong closing kick to rally from last to first. Winning rider Alonso Quinonez was content to sit back early on the 5-year-old daughter of Unusual Heat. She is the fiftieth stakes winner for her sire. “That’s the way […]

Harris Farms/Old English Rancho Announce Joint Operating Agreement

COALINGA, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2018)-Combining over 100 years of leadership and excellence in California and national racing, John Harris’s Harris Farms and the Johnston’s family’s Old English Rancho are joining forces to keep California racing and breeding strong. Stallions now will all be located at the Harris Farms facility near I-5 about midway between the […]