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
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
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
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

Ismelucky Wins Barretts Debutante

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From Los Alamitos Publicity
CYPRESS, Calif. (Sept. 16, 2017) — Favored California-bred Ismelucky won Saturday’s $100,000 Barretts Debutante at Los Alamitos.

Overcoming trouble at the start and traffic trouble along the way, Ismelucky, a 2-year-old Lucky Pulpit filly out of the Tribal Rule mare Ismene, rallied along the rail to overtake 14-1 shot Shaken Memories near the wire.

Bred by Stephen Ferraro and owned by trainer Jeff Bonde and Jerome Russell, Ismelucky completed the 6 ½ furlongs in 1:17.84. The win was her second in three starts and increased her earnings to $108,420.

The Debutante was the first race for Ismelucky since she defeated maidens by 2 ½ lengths May 18 at Santa Anita.

“We backed off on her after she won because I thought she was a nice filly and she had some tightness in her hind end,’’ said Bonde. “We cranked her up again to get her ready for this race.”

Bonde was pleased with how Ismelucky had trained leading into Saturday, but was apprehensive when she drew the rail in the field of nine. His fears were founded given what happened at the start and along the way.

“It was an eventful trip to say the least,’’ said jockey Kent Desormeaux, whose other stakes win at the LACF meet came with Soi Phet in the E.B. Johnston Stakes hours before he won the Beverly Lewis with Princess Karen.

“We got slammed at the start by (eventual eighth-place finisher Funny Bean, who broke directly outside Ismelucky), then we had to wait for room, and then in the stretch, (Shaken Memories) was using her tail like a fan in front of us. This filly really showed me something today.’’

Soi Phet Makes E.B. Johnston First Stakes Win of Year

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By Steve Andersen
Cypress, CA (September 9, 2017)-Soi Phet beat a field of runners who were mostly half his age in Saturday’s $75,000 E.B. Johnston Stakes for California-bred milers at Los Alamitos.

Winning a stakes at the Orange County track has become an annual occurrence in recent years for the 9-year-old Soi Phet. The Johnston was the fourth career stakes win for Soi Phet and third at Los Alamitos. He won the $200,000 Los Alamitos Mile in 2014 and the Johnston Stakes last year.

Soi Phet was always near the front Saturday and won his first stakes of the year by a half-length over 3-1 He Will. Soi Phet ($9) ran a mile in 1:35.71.

The disappointment in the field was Gold Rush Dancer, the even-money favorite who finished last of six after racing as close as fourth on the turn.

Soi Phet was ridden by Kent Desormeaux and was always in the first three. Soi Phet led briefly on the backstretch, and was third by a half-length to Start a Runnin with a quarter-mile remaining in the long stretch. Soi Phet led by a head over He Will with a furlong to go.

“He loves this long stretch,” winning trainer Leonard Powell said.

The 5-year-old He Will finished 1 1/2 lengths in front of 6-year-old El Huerfano. Start a Runnin, a 4-year-old, was fourth, followed by the 6-year-old Lucky J Lane and 4-year-old Gold Rush Dancer.

Trainer Vann Belvoir was left puzzled by Gold Rush Dancer’s loss after talking with jockey Evin Roman. Gold Rush Dancer was fourth on the backstretch but was never a factor in the stretch.

“He ran flat,” Belvoir said. “He had him in a good position. You could see he wasn’t comfortable.”

Soi Phet, who is by Tizbud, earned $42,000. In his career, Soi Phet has won 13 of 55 starts and earned $876,170. He was claimed for $16,000 at Hollywood Park in May 2013 by Powell on behalf of Gerald Benewitz, Mathilde Powell, and Paul Viskovich.

Since being claimed, Soi Phet has earned $839,090.

Soi Phet has won 2 of 5 starts this year. He won an optional claimer in which he was eligible to be claimed for $62,500 at Santa Anita in May in his first start of the year.

“To have him win two races this year and a stakes is a big relief,” Powell said.

Powell said in the winner’s circle that Soi Phet could have one more start at the Santa Anita autumn meeting that begins on Sept. 29 before being given a rest. There are plans for a 10-year-old season in 2018.

Bookies Luck Surprises in I’m Smokin Stakes

By DMTC.com
Del Mar, CA (September 1, 2017)-Bookies Luck, overlooked in the betting at 14-1 after finishing eighth in the Graduation Stakes, took command turning for home and cruised to a handy triumph Friday in the featured $100,000 I’m Smokin Stakes for California-bred two-year-olds.

With Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux in the saddle, Bookies Luck powered past pace-setting Sir Valentine nearing the stretch and was an easy three and one-quarter length winner in 1:10.62 for the six furlongs.

Smokem, 5-2 second choice under apprentice Evin Roman, closed gamely to be second, three and one-quarter lengths ahead of Drizzy. Continental Divide, the 2-1 favorite after his triumph in the Graduation Stakes, was another length back in fourth in the field of seven juveniles. Cono and Get Em Up Scout were withdrawn.

Bookies Luck, a son of Lucky Pulpit owned and bred by Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams and trained by Jeff Bonde, returned $30.20, $13 and $5.60 after his notching his second win in five efforts. First money of $57,000 increased his earnings to $104,640. Runner-up Smokem paid $4 and $3, while Drizzy returned $3.80 to show.

Spiced Perfection Upset Winner of Generous Portion Stakes

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By DMTC.com
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.


Recent Harris Farms Racehorse Videos

R Sunday Surprise Wins Race 8 at Del Mar 08/10/2017 https://youtu.be/vJiC2zVheKs

Warm Endowment Wins Race 2 at Del Mar 08/10/2017 https://youtu.be/FwVHgijqP2s

Hold That Smile Wins Race 6 at Del Mar 08/10/2017  https://youtu.be/vcZzsj4Tljw

Miracle March 06/11/2017 https://youtu.be/A4Z7iuFdsWk
Onefortheteam 06 02 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYj6_S0qaCg
Rally Back 04-09-2017 https://youtu.be/3EY7ecx2n4I
Dangerously Close 03-03-2017 https://youtu.be/IcZZqIXdZWc
Highly Acclaimed 10/22/2016 https://youtu.be/DtCP5f-3myw

Horses Available for Adoption

Name YOB-sex Sire-Dam Forms More Info
Bay Street 2009 gelding Lucky Pulpit-Spanish Bay Photo-pedigree  

Harris Farms Thoroughbred Rewards Program

Harris Farms Adoption Program Graduates
Desperate Times and Freedom Quest enjoying success as jumpers in the show world


Harris Farms Seen at the Farm

Seen at the farm in the past few weeks are:

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.

Earlier editions of seen at the farm