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Grinning Tiger Wire-to-Wire in Crystal Water S.

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 Salutes in Fran’s Valentine S.

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 […]

Streaking Fashionably Fast in G2 Triple Bend

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 […]

Smiling Shirlee Sparkles in Evening Jewel Victory

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 […]

Songofthedesert Scores Santa Anita Allowance Win

Arcadia, CA (May 16, 2020) – The second day back to racing at Santa Anita Park produced a sharp performance from Songofthedesert. The 5-year-old daughter of Desert Code made it look easy in the 2nd race, a $51,000 allowance going five and one-half furlongs over the fast main track. Breaking from post two, Songofthedesert had […]

Harris Farms’ Civil Suit Dazzles in 14-Length Maiden Win

Arcadia, CA (May 15, 2020) – Harris Farm’s homebred Civil Suit blew the field away in her first start over the main track to break her maiden by nearly fourteen lengths in the 7th race as racing resumed at Santa Anita Park. The 4-year-old filly had made her first two starts sprinting on the turf, […]

Harris Farms-bred Don’t Unzip Me Wins MSW at Golden Gate

Albany, CA (May 15, 2020) – The second horse with Harris Farms connections to win on the Golden Gate card was Don’t Unzip Me. The 3-year-old filly earned her maiden special weight win in the 3rd race going one mile over the firm turf course by a length and one-half. Don’t Unzip Me was bred […]

Golden Gate Allowance Win for Slam Dunk Sermon

Albany, CA (May 15, 2020) – Rousing Sermon son Slam Dunk Sermon made it two wins in four starts with his victory in the 2nd race at Golden Gate Fields, a five and one-half furlong allowance over the all weather surface. Making his second start against winner, the 3-year-old gelding was away alertly. The prevailing […]

Ardie the Legend (1939-2020)

One of the area’s most devoted racing fans and boosters passed away in late April—Ardie Der Manouel. Ardie was instrumental in making and keeping the Big Fresno Fair the most successful and popular racing fair in California. He will be deeply missed, but his legendary spirit will live on. Harris Farms has reserved the name, […]