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Harris Farms Consignment Barretts October 2017

Barretts 2017 Fall Sale of Yearlings and Horses of All Ages
Tuesday, October 17th, at 11:00 a.m. Pomona, CA

Harris Farms, Agent
1…….QUIZ KID, 2016 dk.b./br.c., Acclamation – Quizzical
71……2016 b.f., Acclamation – Askra
132…..2016 b.c., Vronsky – Exclusive Game Photo Here
165…..2016 dk.b./br.f., Papa Clem – Kind Lady
176…..2016 ch.f., Lucky Pulpit – Little Miss Zip
180…..LA PURISSIMA, 2016 b.f., Eddington – Lucera (IRE)
188…..2016 dk.b./br.f., Smiling Tiger – Miss Rhythmic
198…..2016 b.f., Macho Uno – Oelectra
207…..2016 dk.b./br.c., Acclamation – Plush

Harris Farms, Agent for M. Auerbach, LLC
36……2016 ch.c., Unusual Heat – Style of the Year Photo Here
240…..SUN BELT, 2010 dk.b./br.m., Unusual Heat – Laguna Sunrise {Mr. Big}

Harris Farms, Agent for Stephen Ferraro
159…..2016 dk.b./br.f., Acclamation – Ismene Photo Here
248…..YANA, 2011 dk.b./br.m., Bertrando – Wild Apart {Acclamation}

Harris Farms, Agent for Sharon Pasko
174…..2016 gr.c., Smiling Tiger – Lit de Bet

Spiced Perfection Upset Winner of Generous Portion Stakes

Benoit Photo

Del Mar, CA (August 30, 2017)-Dare to Dream Stable’s Spiced Perfection, unraced since breaking her maiden on opening day, July 19, of Del Mar’s summer season, wore down odds-on favored Show It N Moe It in the upper stretch and then held off the challenge of Family Girl to score an upset victory in Wednesday’s $100,000 Generous Portion Stakes for California-bred two-year-old fillies.

With Joe Talamo in the saddle, Spiced Perfection won by two lengths in 1:11.38 for the six furlongs. Family Girl, piloted by Kent Desormeaux, was six and one-quarter lengths ahead of 1-2 favored Show It N Moe It, the winner of the C.T.B.A. Stakes this summer. Withdrawn from the race were Hold That Smile, Sharona Sunset, One Fast Broad, Clean Living and It’s About Alex.

Rider Joe Talamo: From the half-mile pole home, I was smiling. The way she’s been getting over this track in the morning is just amazing. As good as any horse here. She ran today like she’s been working – relaxed, then finishing with a flourish. She was a winner today.

Spiced Perfection, a daughter of Smiling Tiger trained by Brian Koriner, went to the gate at 7-1 and paid $17.20, $5.80 and $3 while earning first money of $57,000, increasing her earnings to $110,280.  Family Girl returned $4.80 and $2.20, and Show It N Moe It paid $2.10 to show.

Harris Farms Consigned $300,000 Bodemeister Filly Sets Record at Barretts

By Steve Andersen
DEL MAR, Calif. – A family connection led to a record purchase at Tuesday’s Barretts select yearling sale at Del Mar.

Prominent owner Samantha Siegel paid $300,000 for a California-bred filly by Bodemeister, the most expensive yearling purchased at a Barretts sale since the company was formed in 1990.

Siegel owns the filly’s 2-year-old half-brother – Take the One O One, a colt by Acclamation who is scheduled to make his stakes debut in Sunday’s $100,000 Del Mar Juvenile Turf. Siegel bid on the Bodemeister filly through trainer Brian Koriner.

“We’ve got the brother,” Koriner said. “She’s by Bodemeister, and he’s a hot stallion. We think Take the One O One will be a stakes horse.”

The Bodemeister filly is out of the 9-year-old mare North Freeway, the winner of the 2012 Winter Melody Stakes at Delaware Park who earned $273,610.

“It’s a young mare, and I think the family will get better and better,” Koriner said.

The previous record for a yearling purchase at a Barretts sale was $290,000 in 2005 for Swift Demand, who won 4 of 28 starts and earned $97,520 in a four-year career from 2007-10.

Overall, prices rose in key categories at Tuesday’s sale, with 53 horses selling for $2,177,000, an average of $41,075. The median price was $32,000. There were 27 horses listed as not sold, and seven withdrawn, according to data released by Barretts.

The gross rose 27.3 percent from the 2016 figure of $1,710,000, while the average price increased 10.4 percent from the 2016 average of $37,174. The median rose 18.5 percent, from $27,500 in 2016.

“I was pleased all the way through, since we started our selection to showing,” Barretts general manager Kim Lloyd said.

“We are very pleased with the results. We’re trying to establish a market for high-end California-breds.”

Siegel was the leading buyer, acquiring one horse. Harris Farms, agent for Tom Bachman, was the leading consignor, selling two horses for $370,000. Overall, Harris Farms, as agent for various clients, sold six horses for $722,000.

The five most expensive hips were California-breds, including a filly by Unusual Heat purchased for $200,000 and a colt by Mucho Macho Man who sold for $120,000. Those were the only three horses to sell for six figures.

The Unusual Heat filly was acquired by Mike McMahon and Jamie Hill and Radley Equine and will be trained for a partnership by Dan Blacker in Southern California. The filly was consigned by Harris Farms, for prominent California breeder Madeline Auerbach.

“We bought a racehorse,” McMahon said. “We were here for California-breds.”

Blacker said he was attracted to the filly for her bloodlines and physical presence.

“She is really athletic and she’s from an excellent consignment,” he said.


Smiling Tiger Colt Tops at Washington Yearling Sale

Auburn WA (August 23, 2017)-A colt by Smiling Tiger was sold for $67,000 to top the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association’s summer yearling and mixed sale Aug. 22 in Auburn, Wash.

The sale topper, consigned as Hip 92 by Halvorson Bloodstock Services, was bought by John and Janene Maryanski. Bred in Washington by John Roche, the colt was produced from the stakes-winning Supremo mare Premo Copy, who has produced seven winners, including Washington state champion 3-year-old filly Castinette Dancer and stakes winner Seattles Best Copy.

Soft Copy, the colt’s second dam, was purchased by Roche for $4,200 from McMurry Bloodstock Agency at the 1985 WTBOA winter mixed sale and went on to Washington championship honors while winning 11 races, including the Bay Meadows Oaks. Soft Copy also produced the additional stakes winner Run a Copy.

The Maryanskis were the leading buyers at the 2017 venue, spending $155,000 for three yearlings.

Harris Farms Consignment to Barretts Del Mar Select Yearling Sale

Del Mar August 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm (PDT)

Harris Farms, Agent
52……b.c., Unusual Heat – Fly Borboleta Photograph
80……ch.c., Heatseeker (IRE) – Patriot C H Photograph

Harris Farms, Agent for M. Auerbach, LLC
18……gr./ro.c., Unusual Heat – Strawberry Flash Photograph
40……dk.b./br.c., Unusual Heat – Chi Chi Nette Photograph
42……ch.f., Unusual Heat – Dancing Jo Photograph
82……ch.f., Coil – Advection Photograph

Harris Farms, Agent for Patricia Elia
75……dk.b./br.c., Unusual Heat – Money Plays

Harris Farms, Agent for Fairview
22……b.c., Goldencents – Totally Worth It
78……dk.b./br.f., Bodemeister – North Freeway

Smiling Tiger Filly Tops NorCal Sale

PLEASANTON, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2017) – A filly by leading California first-crop stallion Smiling Tiger brought a sale-topping $70,000 and a Lucky Pulpit colt from the same family sold for $50,000 at Tuesday’s 2017 Northern California Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

The high-bid yearling hip 47 a bay Filly Smiling Tiger out of Mulberry Lane by Cee’s Tizzy. She was bred and consigned by Harris Farms.

The second-highest priced sale hip 115  was also bred and consigned by Harris Farms. That son of Lucky Pulpit, sire of champion California Chrome, is out of the stakes-winning Talkin Man mare Aspen Gal, who also is the second dam of the sale-topper. Both yearlings were purchased by Del Secco DCS, Inc., of Hayward.

The top consignor by gross sales was Harris Farms, with eight horses sold for $149,900.

Tiger Mom Makes it Winner #6 for Smiling Tiger

Del Mar, CA (August 11, 2017)-Smiling Tiger picked up winner number six from his first crop when Tiger Mom went wire-to-wire in a maiden claimer at Del Mar.

Bred by Schroeder Farms, LLC the juvenile filly is out of La Fille Du Roi, by Leroidesanimaux and has earned $14,025 in her two lifetime starts.

Majestic Heat Wins Solana Beach Stakes

FLASH—Barretts August Yearling Sale a full sibling is being offered Harris Farms, Agent for M. Auerbach, LLC
40……dk.b./br.c., Unusual Heat – Chi Chi Nette

Del Mar, CA (August 11, 2017)-For the second straight year, Majestic Heat and jockey Flavien Prat won the $100,000 Solana Beach Stakes, and for the second straight year they won the grass race for California-bred fillies and mares by the slimmest of margins, a nose.

Sent postward the 3-5 favorite, Majestic Heat was well-rated on the lead by Prat, shook off the stalking How Unusual in mid-stretch but then was pushed to the limit to barely resist the last-ditch challenge of the fast-closing Moonless Sky, piloted by Kent Desormeaux.

The stewards conducted an inquiry after How Unusual was forced to take up by jockey Norberto Arroyo, Jr. when Moonless Sky came through an opening in pursuit of Majestic Heat. However, they ruled that the incident did not warrant a change in the placings.

Majestic Heat, a five-year-old daughter of Unusual Heat owned by Auerbach, McCauley and Bardy Farm and trained by Hall of Famer Richard Mandella, was timed in 1:42.38 for the mile and one-sixteenth in scoring her fifth victory in a dozen starts.

Last summer, she was timed in 1:34.98 for a mile in nosing out Tiz a Kiss while packing 121 pounds, two more than Friday.

Majestic Heat returned $3.40, $2.60 and $2.60 while earning $85,500 to boost her earnings total to $352,639. Runner-up paid $4 and $3, while How Unusual returned $4 to show.

Rider Prat “She’s terrific. She’s so game. Richard (trainer Richard Mandella) does such a good job with her. She dug in there at the end. She felt that other horse (Moonless Sky) come to her and she dug in. She’s very game; a good horse.”

Hold That Smile Becomes Winner Nr Five For Smiling Tiger

Arcadia, CA (August 10, 2017)-Smiling Tiger‘s fifth winner came in a Cal-bred $50,000 maiden claimer by Hold That Smile. The filly broke her maiden in her third lifetime outing scoring by three plus lengths.

The daughter of Chasseur Dame (by French Legionaire) finished second in Cal-bred maiden specials in her first two outings before picking up the win. Overall she has earned $40,800 for her three runs.

Bred in California by Dale Mahlum the filly was a $26,000 2016 Washington Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association sale product selling to Ten Broeck Farm.