Spiced Perfection Wins Betty Grable

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From DMTC Publicity
DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 11, 2018) — Perfectly placed by jockey Flavien Prat behind dueling leaders in the early stages of the $100,000 Betty Grable Stakes for Golden State Series eligible fillies and mares, Spiced Perfection surged between rivals to take command entering the stretch and drew off impressively to win the seven-furlong sprint by two and one-quarter lengths Sunday.

Bred by Premier Thoroughbreds, Spiced Perfection, sent off at 4-1 odds, scored her fourth win in six lifetime starts at Del Mar and fifth in 13 career efforts, running the distance in 1:23.21. Runner-up was Just Grazed Me under Tyler Baze, with S Y Sky, the 2-1 favorite, third, a length and one-quarter farther back, and three-quarters in front of fourth-place Love a Honeybadger in the field of eight older California-bred fillies and mares. Mo See Cal was scratched.

Spiced Perfection, a three-year-old daughter of former top sprinter Smiling Tiger, is owned by the Dare to Dream Stable of Michael Faber of Mundelein, Illinois and conditioned by Brian Koriner. She returned $10.60, $5 and $3.20 and earned $57,000 to increase her bankroll to $442,405. Prat also won the Betty Grable Stakes a year ago, aboard Majestic Heat.

Just Grazed Me paid $5 and $3, while S Y Sky returned $2.80 to show.

In addition to winning the Betty Grable Stakes, Koriner also saddled two other winners, for a rare training triple. He won the sixth race with Fast Cotton for a $4.20 payoff and the day’s ninth and final race with Gypsy Blu in a $63.60 upset.



Now at Harris Farms for 2019!

MAJESTIC HARBOR won the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita by a widening 6 1/4 lengths, posting a 111 Beyer Speed Figure over GAME ON DUDE (G1), LIDERIS (G1), SALTO DEL INDIO (G1), CLUBHOUSE RIDE (G2), IMPERATIVE (G2), and FURY KAPCORI (G3).

MAJESTIC HARBOR was on the board in 31 of 42 starts, including 14 times in Graded Stakes, and he competed in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). Graded Stakes wins included the (G1)Santa Anita Gold Cup S., (G2) Alysheba S., (G3) Mineshaft H., and (G3)Tokyo City Cup S, and he was on the board in the (G1) Stephen Foster H. (twice), (G1) Awesome Again S., (G2) Marathon S.,(G2) Californian S., (G2) New Orleans Handicap, (G2) San Pasqual S., (G2) Hawthorne Gold Cup H., and (G3) Greenwood Cup, etc.

Cruel Intention Outfinishes Galilean in Golden State Juvenile

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By Steve Andersen
Arcadia, CA (November 3, 2018)-Cruel Intention and Galilean could not get rid of each other through the stretch of Saturday’s Golden State Juvenile for 2-year-old California-breds at Santa Anita before Cruel Intention prevailed by a neck.

This was their first meeting, but is unlikely to be their last. They could easily meet in statebred stakes, or perhaps graded stakes, in coming months.

Cruel Intention ($3.60) stalked the early pace and moved alongside early leader Galilean with a quarter-mile remaining. Galilean led by a head with a furlong to go. The two ran as a pair to the final yards before Cruel Intention took a narrow lead nearing the wire, finishing seven furlongs in 1:22.82.

Galilean finished 16 lengths clear of third-place finisher Luck’s Royal Flush, a 13-1 chance.

Galilean set a solid pace of 22.17 seconds for the opening quarter-mile and 44.90 for a half-mile and ran brilliantly in defeat.

I Belong to Becky, the 71-1 longest shot in the field, finished fourth, followed by Listing, Oliver, and Whooping Jay.

Cruel Intention was ridden by Evin Roman for absent trainer Bob Baffert, who was at the Breeders’ Cup races at Churchill Downs. Cruel Intention was saddled by Mike Marlow, an assistant to Baffert who directs the famous trainer’s division at Los Alamitos.

Marlow had Cruel Intention in his stable until mid-September when the colt by Smiling Tiger was transferred to Baffert at Santa Anita. Cruel Intention won his debut in a maiden special weight race at six furlongs by 5 1/2 lengths on Oct. 13.

The win in the Golden State Juvenile was worth $110,000 to the partnership of Jungle Racing, Nexus Racing Club, and Larry Roth’s LNJ Foxwoods.

“He ran a really nice race,” Marlow said. “The only time the rider had me a little nervous was when he had a tight hold of him on the backstretch, but not for too long. Sometimes, you can take too much away from them when you take a hold.

“He’s always shown he’s a good horse. He started out that way. I had him over there and he showed a lot of quality.”

Cruel Intention was purchased for $200,000 at the Barretts 2-year-olds in-training sale at Del Mar earlier this year.


Recent Harris Farms Racehorse Videos

Coalinga Hills – https://youtu.be/PUWT6ExL3qY
Evening Up – https://youtu.be/PPLGiUX-gDQ
Reverend – https://youtu.be/9jHGRCQdmHM
Sunday Nap – https://youtu.be/QZvCskyZp9I

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:

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.

Earlier editions of seen at the farm