Harris Farms Consignment to 2019 Northern California Yearlings and Horses of Racing Age Sale

Tuesday, August 13th at Noon, Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA

Harris Farms
30 Chestnut Colt by Clubhouse Ride out of Speak Easy Gal
43 Chestnut Filly by Clubhouse Ride out of Tahitian Lagoon
71 Dark Bay or Brown Filly by Temple City out of Arousing
73 Bay Colt by Tamarando out of Aspen Gal
90 Gray or Roan Colt by Tamarando out of Charisma Matters
92 Bay Filly by Tamarando out of Chi Chi Nette

Harris Farms, Agent
2 Big Fish by Mr. Big out of Perched
3 Slew of Fashion by Eddington out of Pogonip
8 Chestnut Colt by Gervinho out of Princess Pegasus
14 Big Error by Mr. Big out of Remake
15 Big Flame by Mr. Big out of Renegade Heat
33 Great Catch by Affirmative out of Star Catch
47 Gray or Roan Colt by Grazen out of Tiz a Classy Lass
49 Bay Colt by Daaher out of Tiz Makin Memories
51 Chestnut Colt by Grazen out of Tiz Zoe Cee
52 Wine Not Whine by Uptown Rythem out of Tizzy Retsina
81 Dark Bay or Brown Filly by Tizbud out of Blush With Reality
110 Big Gamble by Mr. Big out of Game Recap
111 Clubhouse Wave by Clubhouse Ride out of Gannet
112 Northern Gem by Northern Causeway out of Geode
116 Big Award by Mr. Big out of Grammy Times Six
122 Street Gambler by James Street out of It’sallyoursbaby
137 Lit de Tiger by Smiling Tiger out of Lit de Bet
140 Big Heist by Mr. Big out of Lovestealer
144 Big Boost by Mr. Big out of Maria’s Own
160 Lulu by Acclamation out of Sassy Shoes
164 Gray or Roan Colt by Grazen out of Tiz Zoe Cee
165 Zoe’s Papa Cee by Papa Clem out of Tiz Zoe Cee
168 Yippee Ki Yay by Tapizar out of Blush With Reality
171 Promnesia by Tizdejavu out of Clever Freud
172 Your Adorable by Morning Line out of Copperopolis
176 Sugary by Indygo Shiner out of Hello Sugar
181 Bud Knight by Tizbud out of Masquerade Belle
183 Dark Bay or Brown Colt by Tizbud out of Miss Midnight Brew

Harris Farms, Agent for Chris J. Ray
148 Tin Can Buddy by Daddy Nose Best out of Mystical Heat

Acclimate Goes Wire-to-Wire in G3 San Juan Capistrano

Benoit Photo

From Santa Anita Publicity
ARCADIA, Calif. (June 23, 2019)–In sharp recent form and blessed with an abundance of natural speed, California-bred Acclimate took six rivals on a merry chase that resulted in a stirring half length victory in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Martin Garcia and trained by Phil D’Amato, the 5-year-old gelding by Acclamation got the marathon mile and three quarters on turf in 2:48.80.

Fresh off a gate to wire victory in a 1 1/8 mile turf starter allowance on May 31, Acclimate broke sharply and was immediately under a snug hold down the hill and enjoyed a three-length advantage heading into the Club House turn. With favored Causeforcommotion beginning to tire in second position, Garcia let out a notch a quarter mile from home and Acclimate enjoyed a three length advantage over eventual runner-up Oscar Dominguez a furlong from home en route to a hard fought win.

Off at 9-1, Acclimate paid $21.00, $8.60 and $4.40.

“It was all in the instruction Phil gave me,” said Garcia. “He said, ‘Just break, take the lead and don’t look back. He has natural speed and he is going to handle (the distance) no problem. When I asked him, he just responded and they never caught me.”

Owned by the Ellwood Johnston Trust and Timmy Time Racing, Acclimate, who is out of the Boundary mare Know No Bounds, was bred by the Johnston family’s Old English Rancho, Sal Berumen and Patsy Berumen. A winner in his first stakes appearance, Acclimate is now 14-5-1-2 and with the winner’s share of $60,000, he has earnings of $175,521.

“When this horse gets comfortable, he keeps clipping those steady fractions,” said D’Amato. “Even though he was going fast, he was kind of doing it the right way. He didn’t look like he was all out. I knew they were coming to him at the half mile pole and Martin kind of turned him loose and he opened up again…Hat’s off to Martin. He rode a brilliant race.”

Irish-bred Oscar Dominguez, next to last early, rallied strongly but was second best, finishing 1 ¼ lengths in front of Red King. Off at 5-2, Oscar Dominguez paid $4.00 and $3.20.

Red King never threatened and finished 5 ¼ lengths in front of stablemate Ya Gotta Wanna, the third D’Amato-trained horse in the San Juan. Off at 7-1 with Aaron Gryder, Red King paid $5.40 to show.

Fractions on the race, all set by the winner, were 22.26, 46.10, 1:09.76, 1:34.95, 1:59.86 and 2:24.10.

Our Silver Oak Rallies in Snow Chief

From Santa Anita Publicity
ARCADIA, Calif. (June 22, 2019)–Based at Golden Gate Fields, Our Silver Oak rallied from off the pace and outran a determined Irish Heatwave to prevail by a head in Saturday’s $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Mike Smith, the 3-year-old Unusual Heat gelding provided trainer Jonathan Wong with his first Santa Anita stakes win by traversing a mile and one eighth on turf in 1:50.04.

Named for the Mel Stute-conditioned California-bred son of Reflected Glory, who was named Eclipse Champion 3-year-old male of 1986, the Snow Chief Stakes is part of the lucrative Golden State Series. Sponsored by the CTBA, the Golden State series is for California-bred or sired horses.

Breaking from the rail in a field of nine California-bred or sired sophomores, Our Silver Oak was in the two-path around the Club House turn and although he was next to last at the five furlong pole, he was full of run as Smith began working his way towards to the front of the pack. Fifth turning for home, Our Silver Oak wheeled about four-deep heading into the stretch and kept to his task in game fashion.

“I had a really, really good trip, even though the horse was really tough to saddle and my saddle did start to move back in the paddock before we came out,” said Smith, who was riding Our Silver Oak for the first time. “But I didn’t want to go over there (to re-saddle) and get him all riled up. It wasn’t bad enough where I couldn’t ride him as hard as I want to, but I didn’t need to, so it worked out good.”

Most recently second, beaten a nose by Irish Heatwave (Unusual Heat) in the state-bred Silky Sullivan Stakes at one mile over the Golden Gate turf on April 28, Our Silver Oak, who is out of the Alphabet Soup mare Strawberry Flash and was bred in California by CHRB Commissioner Madeline Auerbach, was off as the 2-1 favorite and paid $6.00, $3.20 and $2.60.

Owned by Robert Jones, Michael Nentwig and Ray Pagano, Our Silver Oak notched his first stakes win and improved his overall mark to 11-2-4-2. With the winner’s share of $110,000, he now has earnings of $224,694.

“Mike Smith, he’s the man,” said Wong, who has become a perennial leading trainer at Golden Gate. “You can’t get a better rider…(Our Silver Oak) is best as a turf runner, especially being by Unusual Heat, he’s bred up and down for grass. He is just a really cool horse. I am very grateful for everyone who gave me the opportunity to train him and Mike Smith for the great ride.”

Irish Heatwave, who appeared to very keen up the backside, just missed in a big effort and finished three quarters of a length in front of Lieutenant Dan for the place. The second choice at 3-1, Irish Heatwave, who was ridden by Kent Desormeaux, paid $3.60 and $2.80.

Ridden by Geovanni Franco, Lieutenant Dan pressed the pace throughout and finished a half length better than longshot Prodigal Son. Off at 4-1, Lieutenant Dan paid 3.20 to show.

Fractions on the race were 23.63, 48.03, 1:12.69 and 1:37.54.

Baja Sur Prevails In $50,000 Coca-Cola Stakes

by EmeraldDowns.com
AUBURN, Wash. (June 16, 2019) – Baja Sur remained undefeated with his latest impressive victory in the $50,000 Coca-Cola Stakes for 3-year-olds at Emerald Downs.

Scoring his third stakes win and fourth victory overall, Baja Sur held off Runningwscissors for a 1 ¾-length victory in 1:15.60 for 6 ½ furlongs. Ridden by Franklin Ceballos at 124 lbs, Baja Sur paid $2.60 as the 3 to 10 betting favorite.

Baja Sur set fractions of :22.58 and :45.12, shook off Perfect Dude into the stretch and held sway to the wire.

Runningwscissors was clearly second best, 5 ¼ lengths clear of Perfect Dude in third, while Verynsky and Fuzzy Dolphin rounded out the order of finish. Baja Sur, Runningwscissors and Perfect Dude also finished first, second and third in the Auburn Stakes last month.

Baja Sur improved to two for two this year with wins in the Auburn and Coca-Cola Stakes, and also was two for two last year with wins in a maiden special weight and the King County Express. He now has wins at 5 furlongs, 5 ½ furlongs, 6 furlongs and 6 ½ furlongs—all gate to wire—by a combined 22-½ lengths.

A Washington-bred gelding by Smiling Tiger-Premo Copy, earned $27,500 and increased his overall ledger to $87,450 for the ownership of John and Janene Maryanski and Gail and Gerald Schneider, all of Auburn.

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Spiced Perfection is a Finalist for the 2018 Cal-bred Horse of the Year

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2019)–Spiced Perfection is one of two finalists for the 2018 California-bred Horse of the Year, which will be announced at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Annual Meeting on Monday, Feb. 25.

Other championship awards for the Harris Farms stallion roster were earned by:

Champion Sire of California Conceived Foals by Number of Winners – Lucky Pulpit, property of Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams.

Champion California-bred Two-Year-Old Male – Cruel Intention, (Smiling Tiger-Perfect Feat) bred by Premier Thoroughbreds LLC, owned by Jungle Racing LLC, LNJ Foxwoods & Nexus Racing Club, trained by Bob Baffert.

Champion California-bred Three-Year-Old Male – Take the One O One, (Acclamation-North Freeway) bred by Thomas Bachman, owned by Jay Em Ess Stable, trained by Brian Koriner.

Champion California-bred Three-Year-Old Female – Spiced Perfection, (Smiling Tiger-Perfect Feat) bred by Premier Thoroughbreds LLC, owned by Dare To Dream Stable LLC, trained by Brian Koriner.

Champion California-bred Sprinter – Spiced Perfection, bred by Premier Thoroughbreds LLC, owned by Dare To Dream Stable LLC, trained by Brian Koriner.

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 to view the stallions. While pedigrees, nicks, etc. may be important, there is nothing as key as seeing a sire in person that you may be staking your mare’s future, plus your own racing and breeding successes on.

Plan on joining us on January 19th for a productive day that can shape your racing future into the next decade. We will start at noon with a video presentation of our sires and some of their progeny’s race records, which will occur over lunch at the Restaurant in the Farm Room. We will then adjourn to our stallion barn, about a 15-minute drive away, to see the 11 stallions standing here for the 2019th season. You’ll be able to assess what confirmation type you like, and how that may best blend with your broodmare. Some of our key staff members will be there to answer any questions and have information regarding the stallions.

We will then move back to our Restaurant/Inn for a hosted reception which will include some remarks on the overall California breeding industry, and a good discussion including all present.

I have made arrangements to provide a 40% discount off our normal room rates for California breeders should you wish to stay over either Friday or Saturday (the 18th or 19th). Contact the Inn directly at 559.935.0717 or via the Internet at www.harrisranch.com to make your own arrangements.

The day will also be a good chance for you to meet Jonny Hilvers, the new GM of Harris Farms.

Best wishes for a happy and winning New Year.


John C. Harris

January 19th, 2019





Please RSVP to DebbieWinick@harrisfarms.com
or MayraTamayo@HarrisFarms.com

Desperate Times Excels at New Career

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 she runs races, I was going to do that no matter what. I got a perfect trip,” he said.

Lynne’s Legacy was last in the field of eight as Savannah Slew set the early pace. The front-runner was challenged and overtaken by Birdie Gold into the stretch, but the new leader was no match for the late-running Lynne’s Legacy, who split horses in the lane, defeating Fiery Lady by 1 1/2 lengths. Birdie Gold was a head behind the runner-up in third. The winning time was 1:44.08.

Lynne’s Legacy was claimed away from trainer Doug O’Neill two starts back at Santa Anita for $40,000. In her next start, on Nov. 22 at Del Mar, two of the original owners, Maureen Richardson and Steve Rothblum, joined by Ritchie Robershaw, teamed with O’Neill to claim her back for the same price. Her win Saturday was worth $39,450 to the group.

Going into the Miss America, Lynne’s Legacy had made 27 of her 28 career starts on turf, but when the race was moved to the synthetic main track, the connections decided to stay in the race.

“We knew turf horses run well on it so we decided to run,” said Leandro Mora, O’Neill’s assistant. “My only concern was it’s brown, and she might think she was running on dirt, but she’s like me, color-blind, so it didn’t matter.”

Lynne’s Legacy has now won 5 of 29 starts with total earnings of $305,780.