Courtesy of Santa Anita Publicity ARCADIA, CA. (June 13, 2020) – With most of the attention focused on last year’s winner, trainer Carla Gaines’ “Avis choice,” consistent Tiger Dad, set the tone early as he battled head and head for the lead with a well-meant Principe Carlo, eventually gaining the ascendency in deep stretch as […]
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Arcadia, CA (June 13, 2020) – Reign of Fire, the 2-year-old daughter of Vronsky and Smiling Annie, the 5-year-old daughter of Smiling Tiger opened today’s card at Santa Anita with a Harris Farms-sired daily double. Reign of Fire earned her maiden special weight victory over four and one-half furlongs on the main track with some […]
Coalinga, CA (June 13, 2020) – Periodically, we will spotlight Thoroughbred Aftercare stories about horses with connections past and present to Harris Farms. John Harris is a passionate advocate of the racing industry finding caring homes for horses after their racing careers are over. Spot the Diplomat was bred and raced for Harris Farms early […]
Courtesy of Horse Racing Nation) Arcadia, CA (June 10, 2020) – Idle since late July, Harris Farms’ homebred Desert Law is back to defend his title on Saturday in Santa Anita’s $100,000 Thor’s Echo Stakes at six furlongs. A 6-year-old chestnut gelding by Desert Code, Desert Law is trained by Carla Gaines and will be […]
Arcadia, CA (June 7, 2020) – Fashionably Fast, our Harris Farms homebred, stepped up into graded stakes company for the first time in his career today in the $200,000 Triple Bend Stakes (G2) going seven furlongs at Santa Anita Park. Although he did not come home with his seventh consecutive victory, we could not be […]
Controlling speed is always dangerous. Underestimated controlling speed even moreso. Grinning Tiger showed the field and the betting public that he was not to be overlooked with a frontrunning victory in the $101,500 Crystal Water Stakes going one mile over the firm turf course at Santa Anita. The reigning Oregon-bred Horse of the Year had […]
Super Patriot is a bridesmaid no more. The 5-year-old mare, bred by Harris Farms, opened the stellar race card at Santa Anita Park with her victory in the $100,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes for California-breds. Settling off the pace for the one mile turf journey, whe was not hurried, despite a moderate pace by jockey Flavien […]
Courtesy of CTBA.com ARCADIA, CA (June 6, 2020) – Fashionably Fast risks his six-race win streak in Sunday’s $200,000 Grade II Triple Bend Stakes at Santa Anita. Fashionably Fast is by Lucky Pulpit, out of the Forestry mare Fall Fashion, was bred by Harris Farms, is owned by Harris Farms, Antonsen or Nicoletti and is […]
Arcadia, CA (May 22, 2020) – Take the One O One, the multiple stakes winning son of Acclamation, took the field on a merry gallop to win the 8th race on today’s card at Santa Anita, a one mile turf allowance with a purse of $51,000. Hustled out of the gate by jockey Jose Valdivia, […]
Courtesy of Santa Anita Park – Arcadia, CA (May 16, 2020) – Unhurried early from her rail post position, Smiling Shirlee, under confident handling from Mike Smith, came running late to overhaul a well meant Bella Vita in taking Saturday’s $150,000 Evening Jewel Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Jeff Bonde, the 3-year-old daughter of […]