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ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2019)–Grade I winner Spiced Perfection was named the 2018 California-bred Horse of the Year at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner at the Sheraton San Gabriel on Monday, Feb. 25.
Spiced Perfection is by Smiling Tiger, out of the Pleasantly Perfect mare Perfect Feat, was bred by Premier Thoroughbreds, is owned by Dare To Dream Stable and trained by Peter Miller. In 2018 she had four wins in eight starts, earnings of $455,125 and won the Grade I La Brea Stakes, as well as the Betty Grable and Evening Jewel Stakes. She also earned top honors as: Champion California-bred Three-Year-Old Female, Champion California-bred Sprinter.
Also honored at the annual meeting were:
Champion California-bred Three-Year-Old Male – Take the One O One (Acclamation-North Freeway, by Jump Start), bred by Thomas Bachman, owned by Jay Em Ess Stable, trained by Brian Koriner.
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, by Pleasantly Perfect) bred by Premier Thoroughbreds LLC, owned by Jungle Racing LLC, LNJ Foxwoods & Nexus Racing Club, trained by Bob Baffert.
Albany, CA (February 15, 2019)-Clubhouse Ride sired his first winner when Moon House graduated from the maiden ranks by taking a maiden special one mile race at Golden Gate Fields.
Moon House, tracking a slow pace, made a five wide steady move to win going away by a length on the Tapeta surface.
Produced from the Shergar’s Best broodmare Anasazi Mud, Moon House was bred by Frank E. Edmunds and is owned by Frank and Jeff Edmunds. Moon House has now earned $43,261.
Clubhouse Ride is by leading sire Candy Ride and stands for $2,500 live foal. He was a graded stakes performer from ages two through five who earned $1,341,132. He won or placed in the Californian S. (G2) twice, Santa Anita H. (G1), the Santa Anita Gold Cup (G1), Cash Call Futurity (G1), Charles Town Classic S. (G2), San Antonio S. (G2), and Daytona S. (G3). He earned eight triple digit Beyers numbers in his career.
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ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 10, 2019)–A California-bred daughter of Unusual Heat, KMN Racing’s homebred Apache Princess relished a change in surface from Santa Anita’s hillside turf course to 6 ½ furlongs on a sloppy main track as she rallied up the rail to take the $100,000 Sweet Life Stakes by 3 ¼ lengths. Trained by Keith Desormeaux and ridden by his Hall of Fame brother Kent, Apache Princess got the distance in 1:16.82 despite the fact Kent dropped his stick inside the furlong pole.
“That’s embarrassing, but (it’s) the second time I’ve done that with her and she’s won the race for me,” said Kent. “She proves that she doesn’t need it, she just needs encouragement with my mouth. If I kiss at her, shake the reins at her, throw crosses and she continues…”
A maiden winner down the hillside turf two starts back and a 3 ½ length allowance winner over the hillside course on Jan. 21, Apache Princess was off as the 6-5 favorite in a field of five sophomore fillies and paid $4.60, $2.60 and $2.40.
Out of KMN Racing’s Indian Charlie mare Puskita, Apache Princess, who became the first three-time winner at the meet, now has three wins from six starts and with the winner’s share of $60,000, increased her earnings to $171,960.
English-bred Thriving, who was head and head for the early lead with eventual fourth place finisher Nomizar, was off at 9-2 and paid $3.80 and $2.60 while finishing a nose in front of Splashy Kisses.
Ridden by Heriberto Figueroa, Splashy Kisses was off at 2-1 and paid $2.40 to show.
Fractions on the race were 22.35, 45.12 and 1:10.15.
Originally a Grade III on turf, today’s Sweet Life Stakes result will be evaluated by the American Graded Stakes Committee in the coming days to determine if today’s race will retain its graded status.
With the surface changed announced prior to today’s fifth race, there was one late scratch out of the Sweet Life, Irish-bred Ginger Nut, a turf specialist, who was to have made her U.S. debut for trainer John Sadler.
Seen at the farm in the past few weeks are:
January 9, 2018-Sharon Pasko and Timely Bet vising at the River Ranch.
April 13, 2017-We were happy to have the owners of Smiling Tiger visit the farm yesterday along with some friends. We look forward to having them back soon.
Andrea Thatcher and her father, Warren Thatcher with Andrea’s drawing of Horse of the Year California Chrome.
Joe and Brandi Becerra touring the farm on their one year anniversary.
California Chrome’s Breeders/Owners Visit Harris Farms
May 11, 2014-Steve and Carolyn Coburn, the breeders and owners of California Chrome, with John and Carol Harris visited Harris Farms.
Jerry Hawthorne, John Harris and Gary Gray visiting the farm on April 8.
California Chrome’s Breeders/Owners Visit Harris Farms
February 12, 2014-Steve and Carolyn Coburn, Perry and Denise Martin the breeders and owners of California Chrome visited Harris Farms.
Team Unusual Heat Visits Harris Farms
January 8, 2014-Madeline and Harris Auerbach, Team Unusual Heat, visited Harris Farms this past Tuesday and Wednesday.
Charles Cooke Visits Harris Farms
November 19, 2013-National Review columnist Charles Cooke was a recent visitor to Harris Farms– shown here left to right Dave McGlothlin, Charles Cooke, John Harris, William Bourdeau and Steve Ozuna.
Farmers from England as part of Bay Farm Tours visit Harris Farms Horse Division while touring agriculture related industries in California October 9th.
September 18, 2013-Milas and Diana Russell visiting Thorn Song
July 11, 2013-John Harris, David McGlothlin, Ulises Olquin , Donald Valpredo, Per Antonsen and Dr. Jeanne Bowers-Lepore visit the Farm.
June 26, 2013-Dr Craig Shoemaker and Ken West from Boeheinger-Ingelheim are seen here with Dave McGlothlin during a recent visit at Harris Farms. They were here to introduce a new equine vaccine.
Ron Trentler/ Robomar Racing Stable came by the farm today to check on his broodmare Moonlight Tizzy and her 2013 Giacomo Filly
Harris, Robin, Allison and Jamie Auerbach visit the farm June 20, 2013
Terry Knight and Dru Rucker visit Harris Farms and the River Ranch on June 17, 2013.
Trainer Sean McCarthy, John Harris, and Ron Beegle visiting Harris Farms June 5, 2013.
Madeline Auerbach and Harris Auerbach visiting Gervinho.
A recent visitor to Harris Farms was Catherine Parke, who operates Valkyre Stud in Kentucky. She sold Harris Farms’ yearling by Unusual Heat-Freedom Dance, by Moscow Ballet at last year’s Keeneland September Sale for $400,000. She is shown here with resident Harris Farms vet, Dr. Jeanne Bowers.
Harris Auerbach, Madeline Auerbach, David McGlothlin, Catherine Parke, Dr. Mike Tannyhill and Sandy McGlothlin.
Don Valpredo, Michael Valpredo, John Harris and Doug Burge.