El Tigre Terrible Roars to Victory in the Real Good Deal

Del Mar, CA (July 31, 2020) – El Tigre Terrible exploded with an eye-catching turn of foot to win the $125,000 Real Good Deal Stakes going seven furlongs over the fast main track at Del Mar.

The 3-year-old son of Smiling Tiger earned champion state-bred juvenile honors last season in the California. This year, his first two starts found troubling trips, but the third time was the charm today. Away a step slowly, he settled behind the leaders down the backstretch. The field bunched up around the turn and it looked for a time like traffic was going to be an issue again, but a canny ride by Flavien Prat and and immediate reaction by El Tigre Terrible rendered that point moot. He burst out of the pack at the top of the stretch and was open lengths in front in a few strides. Continuing on strongly to the finish, he won by nearly five lengths.

“He broke just a bit slowly today, so he put himself in behind the leaders and was comfortable there,” said Prat. “We had good pace to run at, so that was good. When it came time for him to perform, he performed.”

“It was very frustrating, he’s had two very bad trips the last two races and I thought he was getting in trouble again here,” said winning trainer Peter Miller. “He had a horse to his outside and it looked like he was running up on heels again. But Flavien (Prat) knew what he was doing and he was the best horse. I am very nervous in those moments. He’s a hard-trying little horse with a lot of ability. He loves Del Mar and we hope we can get him in again before the end of meeting.”

El Tigre Terrible races for Nick Cosato’s Slam Dunk Racing and Michael Nentwig. He has won or placed in six of his eight career starts and he has earned $210,510. Produced by the stakes-placed Gotham City mare, King City Kitty, he was bred by Martin Bach.

Compratore 2010-2020


Harris Farms home-bred Compratore ( AKA Harley) was humanly euthanized July 18 due to a freak pasture accident. Compratore. a 10yr gelding by Redatore out of the Dixieland Band mare Southern Charm, was campaigned by owners John Harris, Don Valpredo, and John Niccoletti.

Although not as accomplished on the racetrack as his siblings, Compratore did win 3 races and over $25,000, and was a multi talented thoroughbred. His irreplaceable worth would come after is racing career when he joined Kaitlyn Zeleski-Harding and KZ Equestrian at Grace Ranch. This is what Kaitlyn wrote about him.

Harley arrived at Grace Ranch from Harris Farms in January of 2018 as an 8 year old that had raced until he was 7. He had been lightly restarted through the Harris Farms Second Career Program by Lisa and Cera and came with a foundation that made him extremely trainable, matched with an amazing brain that made him trustworthy. I originally took him on as a project for myself, and was unsure of if or how he would be useful in my hunter/jumper training program. It wasn’t long before he proved that he would become my most versatile, patient, and challenging lesson horse and my favorite horse to work with.

At any given time, Harley could be found teaching a little one how to post on the lunge line, rocking a jumper course in one of my advanced lessons, challenging a rider in IEA practice or teaching one of my advanced beginners how to canter. Beach trips and horse shows were among some of his favorite activities. Harley was an expert at gauging the level of rider that he was carrying, and always knew how to challenge them just enough without over facing them. He made my job easy. His favorite rider, Megan, had a style of riding that meshed perfectly to his preferences in a rider, and it was particularly rewarding and extremely fun to help them foster a partnership over the last year. Harley had a bright future ahead of him and we are so sad that it has been cut short. He will always be fondly and lovingly remembered by our entire barn family and we miss him so much already.

Songofthedesert Wins Del Mar Allowance

Del Mar, CA (July 26, 2020) – Songofthedesert, made it two-in-a-row and three wins in her last four starts with her clear cut victory in the 7th race at Del Mar, a $51,000, five furlong allowance over the firm turf course.

The 5-year-old daughter of Desert Code came out of post eight with the lead, but took up the pressing position on the inside speed. Drawing even around the turn, jockey Flavien Prat asked her to go at the top of the stretch. Songofthedesert responded and threw down a final eighth in 11.46 to draw away and win by two and one-quarter lengths.

Bred in California by Oakcrest Stable, she is out of the stakes-placed Tale of the Cat mare, Unchanged Melody. She races for Johnny Taboada and she is trained by Jonathan Wong.

Harris Farms-sired Trifecta at Del Mar

Del Mar, CA (July 26, 2020) – Harris Farms-sired runners Songofthedesert, Queensbeccaandjane, and Smiling Annie filled the first three positions in the 7th race at Del Mar, a five furlong turf allowance with a purse of $51,000.

Songofthedesert was the winner. She is a daughter of Desert Code. Runner-up Queensbeccaandjane is a 3-year-old filly by Lakerville. Closing to grab the show spot at the wire was Smiling Tiger‘s 5-year-old daughter, Smiling Annie.

Acclamation Mare Wins Featured Pleasanton Allowance

Pleasanton, CA (July 25, 2020) – My Sweet Lou ran the fastest Equibase Speed Figure of her career while taking the 7th race at Pleasanton, the featured six furlong allowance over the fast track.

Carrying co-highweight of 127 pounds, the 5-year-old daughter of Acclamation was on the engine from the start. She carved out fractions of 22.95 and 45.89 while under close pressure. She put those rivals away and opened up, passing five furlongs in 58.10. She kept on strongly to the wire to finish up three and one-half lengths best in 1:09.82.

My Sweet Lou races for the partnership of Michael DeMoulin and Edwin Gredvig and she is trained by Isidro Tamayo. Produced by the multiple stakes-placed Giant’s Causeway mare, Chetten County, she was bred in California by Carliwood Farms, LLC.

Preaching Trainer Earns Gritty Del Mar Allowance Win

Del Mar, CA (July 24, 2020) – Preaching Trainer, our Harris Farms’ homebred, gamely overcame more trouble than a horse needs sprinting five furlongs to win the 7th race at Del Mar, a allowance over the firm turf course.

Breaking from post eleven, the 4-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit maintained a midpack position down the backstretch. Approaching the turn, jockey Umberto Rispoli had to check Preaching Trainer hard (sitting down in the saddle hard) when an inside horse came out. That would usually be it for most horses, but not Preaching Trainer. Losing position and some ground, he began to rally, but was force out further than the chart call of five wide around the turn and into stretch. He kept closing and after changing leads in the final furlong, he turned in a sub-twelve second final eighth to earn a hard fought half-length victory.

Trained by Carla Gaines, Preaching Trainer has won or placed in six of this eight career starts and he has earned $98,622. He was produced by the multiple stakes winning Citidancer mare, Debbie Sue.

Grade One Sire Tizbud 1999-2020

 

Tizbud winning the 2003 California Cup Classic

Coalinga, CA (July 20, 2020) – Harris Farms resident stallion Tizbud, the Grade One sire and full brother to Tiznow, was euthanized on July 20, 2020 due to an overall decline in health. Tizbud was pensioned at the farm, in 2018, where he was foaled, raised and stood at stud.

Tizbud, was bred by Cecilia Straub Rubens and is a son of Cee’s Tizzy out of Cee’s Song. He was the younger stakes winning full brother to Tiznow. Tizbud raced for Cee’s Stable LLC when he won the 2003 California Cup Classic by three lengths and placed in that years San Fernando Breeders’ Cup S. [G2]. He was trained by John Sadler.

Owner Pamela C. Ziebarth stood Tizbud at Harris Farms and for her, as breeder, Tizbud sired Grade I winner Tiz Flirtatious, Grade 3 winner Ambitious Brew and stakes winner Kitty Boom Boom. For other breeders he sired stakes winners; millionaire Soi Phet, Italian Boy, Catch Lorraine, Chao Chom among others.

David McGlothlin, retired farm manager of Harris Farms, “as different as they were, Tiznow and Tizbud both had that aura of ‘I am tops and I can prove it and don’t test me’. With my daily rounds at the farm, Tizbud was always my first stop and as always, he was eager for his carrot snacks. With his passing, this marks the end of a significant era in California breeding/racing. Tizbud will always have a special place in my heart and at the farm.”

Tizbud lived out his final few months in the same paddock where his famous brother was raised. He will be buried adjacent to his sire Cee’s Tizzy near the Harris Farms Stallion complex.

Slam Dunk Sermon Wins Pleasanton Nightcap

Pleasanton, CA (July 18, 2020) – Slam Dunk Sermon is showing himself to be a model of consitency in his young career. The 3-year-old son of Rousing Sermon has finished in the top three in five of his six lifetime starts. He came home the winner in his latest outing, a five and one-half furlong allowance carded as the 9th race at Pleasanton.

Away a step slowly from post two, he responded quickly when asked to hustle by jockey David Lopez to maintain his inside position from the outside leader. He drew even going into the far turn and had put away that challenger at the top of the stretch. He opened up and maintained his advantage to the wire, despite not changing leads until the gallop out. His margin of victory was officially a length and three-quarters and the final time was a crisp 1:03.53.

Slam Dunk Sermon is a homebred racing for Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams. Trained by Steven Specht, he was produced by the winning Grand Slam mare, Royal Grand Slam.

Harris Farms at the 2020 Northern California Yearling Sale

 

Tuesday, August 11th at Noon, Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA

Harris Farms and Harris Farms, Agent have a combined nine yearlings consigned to the 2020 Northern California Yearling Sale. Listed below the farm’s consignment are the Harris Farms’ stallion-sired yearlings at the sale. All sale horses are listed with links to their catalog pages.

Harris Farms

Hip 12 Bay Colt by Tamarando out of Aspen Gal, by Talkin Man
Hip 18 Bay Colt by Smiling Tiger out of Bench Glory, by Benchmark
Hip 61 Gray or Roan Filly by Smiling Tiger out of Lofty Ambition, by Sky Mesa
Hip 71 Chestnut Colt by Clubhouse Ride out of Moving Desert, by Desert Code
Hip 121 Bay Filly by Mr. Big out of This Means War, by War Chant

Harris Farms, Agent

Hip 27 Chestnut Colt by Smiling Tiger out of Codacious, by Desert Code
Hip 58 Chestnut Filly by Tamarando out of Lit de Bet, by Lit de Justice
Hip 66 Gray or Roan Filly by Smiling Tiger out of Mark of a Gem, by Benchmark
Hip 122 Chestnut Colt by Clubhouse Ride out of Tizzy Miss, by Cee’s Tizzy

Harris Farm Stallions have a combined 18 yearlings consigned to the 2020 Northern California Yearling Sale

Acclamation

Acclamation has six yearlings consigned to the 2020 Northern California Yearling Sale:

Hip 10 Bay Filly out of Amare, by Flatter
Hip 33 Dark Bay or Brown Filly out of Dixie Dame, by Dixie Chatter
Hip 68 Dark Bay or Brown Colt out of Mesaatmimiscafe, by Sky Mesa
Hip 73 Bay Filly out of Myhartovertheocean, by Vronsky
Hip 89 Gray or Roan Colt out of Queen’s Court, by Monarchos
Hip 100 Dark Bay or Brown Filly out of Saturday Yodeler, by Benchmark

Smiling Tiger

Smiling Tiger has five yearlings consigned to the 2020 Northern California Yearling Sale:

Hip 18 Bay Colt out of Bench Glory, by Benchmark
Hip 27 Chestnut Colt out of Codacious, by Desert Code
Hip 48 Chestnut Colt out of Hong Kong Lake, by Friends Lake
Hip 61 Gray or Roan Filly out of Lofty Ambition, by Sky Mesa
Hip 66 Gray or Roan Filly out of Mark of a Gem, by Benchmark

Tamarando

Tamarando has two yearlings consigned to the 2020 Northern California Yearling Sale:

Hip 12 Bay Colt out of Aspen Gal, by Talkin Man
Hip 58 Chestnut Filly out of Lit de Bet, by Lit de Justice

Vronsky

Vronsky has five yearlings consigned to the 2020 Northern California Yearling Sale:

Hip 36 Chestnut Filly out of English Caramac, by English Channel
Hip 52 Chestnut Filly out of I’m Tops, by He’s Tops
Hip 80 Chestnut Colt out of Optimistic Outcome, by Trappe Shot
Hip 102 Chestnut Filly out of Seasontoperfection, by Poteen
Hip 105 Bay Colt out of She’s Flush, by Awesome Gambler

Three Winners at Pleasanton with Harris Connections

Coalinga, CA (June 20, 2020) – Three horses with connections to Harris Farms came home winners on the June 20th card at Pleasanton.

Fireitup, the 2-year-old daughter of Desert Code, who was second in her debut, broke her maiden second time out in the 1st race going five furlongs by two and one-quarter lengths. Bred in California by Woodbridge Farm LLC & Lilley Ranch, she is out of the Comic Strip mare, Lady Deputy. She races for her trainer Quinn Howey.

Completing the early daily double, Drippin Sauce, the 3-year-old Vronsky gelding, came home best by a half-length in the 2nd race, a six furlong allowance. Bred by Old English Rancho, he was produced by the Bold Badgett mare, Always Fashionable. He is trained by Jonathan Wong for Slam Dunk Racing and Michael Nentwig.

The third winner was the filly Warm Summer, who was bred by Harris Farms and Gary Parker. The 3-year-old won the 7th race, a five and one-half furlong allowance by one length. The Clubhouse Ride-Valley Storm, by Moscow Ballet daughter races for Paradise Road Ranch LLC, David Crossley, Jose Parga, Daniel Preiss, and Angel Valadez. She is trained by O. Jauregui.