Smiling Tiger Gets Winner Nr. 4

AURORA, CO (August 5, 2017)-Freshman sire Smiling Tiger picked up his fourth winner when Grinning Tiger crushed the Arapahoe Park maiden special field by seven lengths in his second out.

Bred by Patrick Cosgrove in Oregon the gelding is out of Karlee’s Kitten, by Pioneering and has earned $7,760.

Daisycutter Handicap Well Covered with Harris Farms Connections

In the Friday feature at Del Mar three mares with Harris Farms connections try for the win in the $75,000 Daisycutter Handicap.

Long Hot Summer is by Street Boss, out of the Stormy Atlantic mare Hotlantic, was bred by Harris Farms & Donald Valpredo. She is owned by Fanticola or Scardino and is trained by Phil D’Amato. She is a stakes winner and has five wins in 15 starts, earnings of $349,134. She was third in this race last year.

Bad Ju Ju is by Desert Code, out of the Snow Ridge mare Ju Ju Baby, was foaled at Harris Farms for her breeders Lo Hi Racing Stable and Dick Barton. She is owned by Rockingham Ranch and trained by Peter Miller. She is a stakes winner and has seven wins in 18 starts, earnings of $309,731 and is making her first start since a fifth in the Jan. 21 Santa Monica.

Desert Steel is also by Desert Code, out of the Cozzene mare Lujien Lujien, was bred by Harris Farms, is owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Bamford or House and is trained by Simon Callaghan. She is stakes placed multiple times and has five wins in 19 starts, earnings of $342,264.

Third Winner For Smiling Tiger

Ace Korea, by Smiling Tiger–Queen Rolex (SP, $156,333), by Broken Vow. Busan, July 21st, Hcp. ($67k), 1000m. B-International Bloodstock Associates LLC (KY). *Third winner for freshman sire (by Hold That Tiger). **Won by eight lengths as the 11-10 favorite on debut.

Easy Song

Easy Song is a Thorn Song out of Zoelu, by Dynaformer 2013 filly bred by Harris Farms Inc. and owned by Harris Farms, Inc., Burt Bacharach and Jane Bacharach breaking her maiden July 20, 2017 Del Mar third race. She is a 1/2 to Now Victory (Sharp Victor), GSW, $442,546; and Logical Single (Singletary), SW, $222,488. Benoit Photos

Smiling Tiger Filly Takes Del Mar Maiden Special

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Del Mar, CA (July 19, 2017)-Spiced Perfection put it all together in her third start to pick up the winners share of a Del Mar Maiden Special Weights on opening day.

From the first crop of multiple grade one winning millionaire Smiling Tiger, the juvenile filly earned $36,000 to increase her lifetime earnings to $53,280. Her owners Dare To Dream Stable LLC (Michael Faber) also receive the $17,500 bonus for her being a Cal-bred.

Bred by Premier Thoroughbreds LLC Spiced Perfection was a $50,000 Barretts March graduate and is out of the Pleasantly Perfect broodmare Perfect Feat.

Smiling Tiger stood for $4,000 in 2017 and is the 2017 California’s leading freshmen sire with progeny earnings over $125,000. To date he has sired two winners and two stakes placed juveniles. He has two fillies consigned to the Del Mar Yearling Sale hip 51 out of Finish Rich in Nyc and hip 32 out of Alpenwald. Also selling at the Northern California Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale on Tuesday, August 15 at Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, are hips 47 Smiling Tiger out of Mulberry Lane, 58 Smiling Tiger out of Purplengold, 65 Smiling Tiger out of Saturday’s Girl and 142 Double Tiger by Smiling Tiger out of Double Velvet.

Harris Farms Consignment 2017 Northern California Yearling Sale

Sale to be conducted on Tuesday, August 15 at Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, beginning at noon.

Harris Farms, Agent
9 Chestnut Filly by Clubhouse Ride out of Fall Fashion (photograph here)
17 Bay Filly by Tizbud out of Go Ruby Go (photograph here)
47 Bay Filly by Smiling Tiger out of Mulberry Lane (photograph here)
48 Dark Bay or Brown Colt by Jeranimo out of Mystical Heat (photograph here)
67 Chestnut Colt by Desert Code out of Scary Fast (photograph here)
73 Chestnut Colt by Lakerville out of Shemariah (photograph here)
87 Chestnut Filly by Lucky Pulpit out of Speak Easy Gal (photograph here)
105 Dark Bay or Brown Filly by Tizbud out of Unusual Heather (photograph here)
115 Chestnut Colt by Lucky Pulpit out of Aspen Gal (photograph here)
140 Chestnut Colt by Lakerville out of Don’t Despair (photograph here)

Ambitious Brew Turns Cancellation Into Bertrando Win

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By Steve Andersen
CYPRESS, Calif. – The cancelled Lennyfrommalibu Stakes at Santa Anita on July 4 is becoming a key race.

The Lennyfrommalibu Stakes was scheduled for the hillside turf course, but was not used when the race failed to draw enough entries to satisfy track officials. Pee Wee Reese was intended for the Lennyfrommalibu, but started in the Grade 3 American Stakes on July 4 and won his first graded stakes.

The same scenario led Ambitious Brew to the winner’s circle of Saturday’s $100,690 Bertrando Stakes at Los Alamitos. He was also meant for the Lennyfrommalibu and started in the Bertrando Stakes for California-bred milers as a substitute.

“I was disappointed when that race didn’t go,” trainer Marty Jones said. “Sometimes, things work out for a reason. I think Pee Wee Reese would have been tough to beat.”

Ambitious Brew won his second stakes of the year in the Bertrando against six rivals.

Ridden by Norberto Arroyo Jr, Ambitious Brew ($10.60) closed from third with a three-wide rally on turn to take a commanding lead in early stretch.

Arroyo rode with confidence. He peeked over his shoulder as Ambitious Brew took the lead to check the status of 7-5 favorite Soi Phet.

“I saw what I wanted to see,” Arroyo said. Soi Phet “was inside of horses. After that I was waiting as long as I could. If I saw (Soi Phet), I’d have to move earlier than I wanted. It worked out perfect.”

Ambitious Bew finished 1 3/4 lengths in front of Magic Mark, who rallied four-wide in the stretch to reach contention. Gold Rush Dancer finished third, followed by Smokey Image, Soi Phet, Avanti Bello, and Taman Guard.

Ambitious Brew ran a mile in 1:35.60.

“At the top of the stretch, I knew we were in business,” Jones said.

Ambitious Brew won the Sensational Star Stakes on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita in February and was second by a neck in the Grade 3 Daytona Stakes on the hillside May 27. Ambitious Brew has run well on dirt in the past, having won the E.B. Johnston Stakes for Cal-bred milers at Los Alamitos in 2015.

The Bertrando Stakes was Ambitious Brew’s sixth stakes win for owner and breeder Pam Ziebarth. A 7-year-old gelding by Tizbud, Ambitious Brew has won 9 of 25 starts and $669,425.

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Song From Above Takes Juan Gonzalez

PLEASANTON, Calif. (July 1, 2017) — California-bred Song From Above, the lone winner in the field going into the race, remained the lone winner in the field after taking Saturday’s $65,600 Juan Gonzalez Memorial Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meet.

Song From Above is by Lucky Pulpit, out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Ermine’s Song, was bred by owners Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams and is trained by Steve Specht.

She is 2-for-2 with earnings of $61,980. Song From Above ran the 5 ½ furlongs in 1:05.24 and won by three lengths at odds of 2-1.

Song From Above is stakes winner number 8 for her sire Lucky Pulpit.