Grade I Winner Cistron Retires to Stud at Harris Farms

Cistron winning the Grade I, $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar.                                                                                                          © BENOIT PHOTO

Coalinga, Ca (September 7, 2021) – Hronis Racing’s Cistron, a grade I winner of $768,719, has been retired from racing and will enter stud next year at John Harris’ Harris Farms outside Coalinga, Ca.

The versatile multiple graded stakes winner won or placed in 13 black-type events from 5 1⁄2 furlongs to 1 1/16 miles on dirt and turf including victories in the Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) at Del Mar, the Kona Gold Stakes (G2) and San Simeon Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita and the Northern Spur Stakes at Oaklawn Park.

His sire The Factor, a multiple G1 winner of $922,180 set Santa Anita’s current six-furlong track record of 1:06.98 as a 2-year-old in 2010. He is the sire of 29 stakes winners and has amassed six-crop progeny earnings approaching $35,000,000.

Cistron is now available for inspection at the farm. A stud fee will be announced later this fall.

Harris Farms Consignment for Fasig-Tipton Fall Yearlings & Horses of All Ages Sale

Harris Farms is proud to offer the following consignment for the 2021 Fasig-Tipton Fall Yearling & Horses of All Ages Sale to be held September 28 at Fairplex in Pomona, CA.

Harris Farms, Agent

Hip 11  Acclamation – Miss Rhythmic Yearling Colt

Hip 16  Smiling Tiger – Money Plays Yearling Filly

Hip 27  Liam’s Map – Nice Meidel Yearling Colt

Hip 50  Danzing Candy – Quizzical Yearling Colt

Hip 249  Oh Pretty Woman  Scat Daddy – Monkey Face Broodmare

Hip 257  Barbara Beatrice  Grazen – Showtime Apollo  Broodmare

Harris Farms, Agent for Rockingham Ranch

Hip 12  Conquest Farenheit – Miss Sea Cup Yearling Colt

Hip 61  Conquest Farenheit – Salsita Yearling Colt

Hip 93  Goldencents – Summer Shamal (FR) Yearling Filly

Hip 110  Conquest Farenheit – Te Amo Mamo Yearling Filly

Hip 163  Conquest Farenheit – California Ruby Yearling Colt



Lakerville Son Dominates Del Mar Maiden Special Weight

Del Mar, CA (September 5, 2021) – Big Coupe, the son of Lakerville, took the field wire-to-wire had been knocking on the door and today, he dominated his competition to win the 11th race at Del Mar, a mile and one-sixteenth maiden special weight over the firm turf course.

The runner-up last time out, Big Coupe and jockey Flavien Prat went straight into a duel on the pace. Putting away his early company around the final turn, he was not threatened the rest of the trip and came home with plenty left in the tank by more than four lengths. He finished his romp in 1:43.07.

Big Coupe is a homebred racing for Alfred Pais and he is trained by Leonard Powell. He is out of the winning Creachadoir (IRE) mare, Margot Marchance (GB).

Del Mar Allowance Win for Perfectionistic

Del Mar, CA (August 29, 2021) – A perfect ride, a perfect trip, and a game effort was all 4-year-old Vronsky colt Perfectionistic needed to earn the winner’s share of the $80,960 purse in the 6th race at Del Mar.

A field of nine lined-up for the five furlong turf allowance with Perfectionistic drawing post two. Placed away from any traffic trouble in third by jockey Flavien Prat, he responded when asked at the top of the stretch. Taking the lead inside the final furlong, he dug in and held his lead to the wire to win by a head in a final time of 56.41 over the firm surface.

Perfectionistic has won half of his six career starts and he has earned $135,956. Trained by Phil D’Amato, he races for The Elwood Johnston Trust, Ashley Baze, Mary Hilvers, Peter Hilvers and Ken Tevelde. Bred by Old English Rancho, he is out of the Poteen mare, Seasontoperfection.

Rousing Sermon Filly Earns MSW Victory at Golden Gate

Albany, CA (August 27, 2021) – Striking Sermon, the 3-year-old Rousing Sermon filly, earned her maiden special weight diploma going five and one-half furlongs over the all weather at Golden Gate Fields.

Off a step slowly in the 6th race, Striking Sermon found herself four lengths back in the early going. Jockey Catalino Martinez did not panic and let her find her best stride. She closed most of the gap around the turn, despite being out in the four path and only had the leader to beat a furlong out. She took over and drew away to win by two lengths.

Striking Sermon is a third generation homebred racing for Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams, who also bred and raced her sire and grandsire. Trained by Steven Specht, she was produced by the winning Unusual Heat mare, Heat Striker.

Majestic Harbor Adds Another MSW Winner

Collinsville, IL (August 20, 2021) – Arose for Lyla became the latest maiden special weight winner for California’s Leading Second Crop Sire Majestic Harbor in the night cap at Fanduel Sportsbook and Horse Racing going six furlongs over the fast track.

Arose for Lyla spotted the field a couple of lengths at the break, but she quickly overcame the trouble and opened a clear lead over the field. She added to her advantage the rest of the way and came home best by four lengths.

The 3-year-old filly is owned and bred by Peter Reiman and she is trained by Eddie Essenpreis. She was produced by the winning Mineshaft mare, Aroseformineshaft.

Harris Farms Connected Trifecta in Solana Beach S. at Del Mar

Courtesy of Del Mar Publicity Del Mar, CA – (August 15, 2021) – For the second year in a row, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams’ Pulpit Rider was up in the very last stride to win by a nose in the $150,000 Solana Beach Stakes.

The now 6-year-old mare by the late sire Lucky Pulpit benefitted from a heady ride by Del Mar’s top jockey, Flavien Prat, and caught Legacy Ranch’s Nardini (by Acclamation, foaled and raised at Harris Farms) right on the wire. This was actually Pulpit Rider’s third straight start in the Solana Beach. In 2019 she finished second, but was disqualified back to sixth for interference.

“I rode her with a lot of confidence,” said Prat. “Mike (trainer Puype) gave me that confidence. He said she was ready and to ride her that way. I thought I’d won the bob at the end, but you don’t know about those things. It worked out.”

The winner, who is trained by Mike Puype, ran the mile on grass in 1:34.21 in the Cal-bred headliner. She picked up a check from $85,500 for her efforts and moved her bankroll up to $563,177. Pulpit Rider now shows a racing line that reads 29-7-1-5.

“She gives a good account of herself every time,” said Puype. “The record speaks for itself. She’s up over $550,000 in earnings and that’s a heck of a resume for a Cal-bred. She’s healthy, she’s sound and not showing she’s nearing retirement. (Laughs) I’d like to think she could run in this next year but that’s up to the owners. Great ride by Flavien today. I don’t know if you’ll see her again during the meeting but maybe in November.”

Pulpit Rider returned $16.60, $6.20 and $3.00 across the board. Nardini paid $9.40 and $3.60, while Benjamin and Sally Warren’s Warren’s Showtime (foaled and raised at Harris Farms), the race favorite, paid $2.20 to show.

Princess Consuela Latest MSW for Majestic Harbor

Shelbyville, IN (August 10, 2021) – Princess Consuela is the latest maiden special weight winner for California’s Leading Second Crop Sire Majestic Harbor. The 3-year-old filly was best in a field that included older runners going five and one-half furlongs over the fast main track in the 8th race at Indiana Downs.

Sitting off the main flight down the backstretch, Princess Consuela began her move going into the far turn. She had to move between and outside of horse, but found clear running in the four path. She took the lead at the top of the stretch and pulled away under hands and heels in the final furlong to win by three and one-half lengths.

Princess Consuela races for the partnership of Dwayne Tinkle and Kevin Patterson and she is trained by Antonio Duran. Bred by Paul Adkins, she was produced by the Belong to Me mare, Gettum Up Girl, a 15-time winner.

To download the race replay, courtesy of Trakus, click here.

Vronsky Sires Top Yearling Colt at 2021 CTBA Northern California Sale

Pleasanton, CA (August 10, 2021) – The top selling yearling colt at the 2021 Northern California Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale was a son of Vronsky out of the Tizbud mare, Just Lookin Again, a full or half-sister to three black-type runners. He was brought to the sale bu Hansen’s River Ranch and he was purchased by GCCI for $36,000.

Harris Farms’ 2021 Northern California Sale Consignment

Harris Farms is proud to offer the following consignment for the 2021 Northern California Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale to be held on August 10, 2021 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

Hip 6 Dark Bay or Brown Colt by Vronsky out of Arousing

Hip 16 Dark Bay or Brown Colt by Vronsky out of Charisma Matters

Hip 20 Bay Colt by Majestic Harbor out of Cotton Bay

Hip 87 Bay Filly by Mr. Big out of Palisadesprincess

Hip 119 Dark Bay or Brown Colt by Smiling Tiger out of Sunburn

Hip 123 Dark Bay or Brown Filly by Mr. Big out of Tahitian Lagoon

Hip 129 Bay Colt by Prospect Park out of Tizn’t Caught

Harris Farms, Agent
Hip 59 Sterling Shadow by Funtastic out of Jayden

Hip 69 Bet de Vron by Vronsky out of Lit de Bet

Hip 71 Dark Bay or Brown Colt by Smiling Tiger out of Long Cool Lady

Hip 139 Cameo Shores by Sky Mesa out of Westline

Harris Farms, Agent for Fairview LLC
Hip 101 Chestnut Filly by Tom’s Tribute out of Ring True