Harris Farms Sets Om’s 2020 Fee at $7,500

By Bloodhorse.com
Coalinga, CA (November 21, 2019)-Harris Farms has set stud fees for its 2020 stallion roster, which includes multiple grade 1-placed, grade 2 winner Om .

A son of Munnings out of Tabasco Cat’s winning daughter and multiple stakes producer Rare Cat, Om will stand for $7,500 with a live-foal guarantee.

Bred by partners Lavin Bloodstock, Bernie Sams, and Bill Farish, Om was bought as a juvenile at the Barretts March Select 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale by trainer Dan Hendricks for $125,000 out of Niall Brennan’s consignment. The colt broke his maiden in his second start at 2 and continued to excel at 3, when he won the Del Mar Derby (G2T), Twilight Derby (G2T), and Mathis Brothers Mile Stakes (G2T) for the Sareen Family Trust.

Om contested the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) when the race was run at 6 1/2 furlongs on Santa Anita Park’s downhill turf course. He closed with a furious rally to catch frontrunner and favorite Obviously, but jockey Gary Stevens lost his whip a sixteenth of a mile from the wire and Om just missed by a nose. He was back in this year’s Turf Sprint, run at five furlongs on Santa Anita’s main turf course, with trainer Peter Miller. He was second again, this time to Belvoir Bay. Om was also runner-up in this year’s Jaipur Invitational Stakes (G1T).

Now 7, Om retired with a 7-7-6 record out of 31 starts and earnings of $1,354,731. He was first or second in 11 graded stakes from 3 to 7 and has four graded stakes wins to his credit.

Munnings is having an exceptionally good year with 10 black-type winners that include graded winner Fancy Dress Party. Overall, the son of Speightstown has sired 35 black-type winners so far, including 12 graded stakes winners.

Baja Sur Sizzles to Oakland Stakes Win

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ALBANY, Calif. (Nov. 16, 2019) – Multiple stakes winner Baja Sur, a Washington-bred sophomore son of California stallion Smiling Tiger, sizzled to a 4 and 1/4 length win in Saturday’s $52,150 Oakland Stakes at Golden Gate.

Baja Sur is out of the Supremo mare Premo Copy and ran the six furlongs in 1:08.68. He has six wins and a second in six starts with earnings of $136,800. His second place finish, the only blemish on his record, was in the Harris Farms Stakes at Fresno.

Harris Farms Connected Runners in Breeders’ Cup

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2019) – A pair of Harris Farms sired California-breds are entered for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, to be run at Santa Anita Nov. 1 and 2.

Acclimate is entered in the $4 million Grade I Longines Breeders’ Cup turf at 1 ½ miles. Acclimate is by Acclamation, out of the Boundary mare Knows No Bounds, was bred by Old English Rancho, Sal Berumen and Patsy Berumen, is owned by the Ellwood Johnston Trust and Timmy Time Racing and is trained by Phil D’Amato. He has six wins in 17 starts, earnings of $365,872 and is coming off a second in the Sept. 28 John Henry Turf Championship. He has the No. 2 post position and is 20-1 on the morning line.

Multiple Grade I winner Spiced Perfection is entered in the $1 million Grade I Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at seven furlongs. Spiced Perfection is by Smiling Tiger, out of the Pleasantly Perfect mare Perfect Feat, was bred by Premier Thoroughbreds, is owned by Pantofel Stable, Wachtel Stable and Peter Deutsch and is trained by Peter Miller. She has eight wins in 18 starts, earnings of $1,026,905 and is coming off a win in the Oct. 5 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes at Keeneland. She has the No. 9 outside post position and is 4-1 on the morning line.

Breeders’ Cup Pre-entries With Harris Connections

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 23, 2019) – A pair of Harris Farms sired California-breds were pre-entered on Wednesday for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, to be run at Santa Anita Nov. 1 and 2.

Acclimate is pre-entered in the $4 million Grade I Longines Breeders’ Cup turf at 1 ½ miles. Acclimate is by Acclamation, out of the Boundary mare Knows No Bounds, was bred by Old English Rancho, Sal Berumen and Patsy Berumen, is owned by the Ellwood Johnston Trust and Timmy Time Racing and is trained by Phil D’Amato. He has six wins in 17 starts, earnings of $365,872 and is coming off a second in the Sept. 28 John Henry Turf Championship.

Multiple Grade I winner Spiced Perfection is pre-entered in the $1 million Grade I Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at seven furlongs. Spiced Perfection is by Smiling Tiger, out of the Pleasantly Perfect mare Perfect Feat, was bred by Premier Thoroughbreds, is owned by Pantofel Stable, Wachtel Stable and Peter Deutsch and is trained by Peter Miller. She has eight wins in 18 starts, earnings of $1,026,905 and is coming off a win in the Oct. 5 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes at Keeneland.

Pleasant Valley Prison Equine Rehabilitation Program

The official ribbon cutting was Wednesday October 16th, this is the first program of its kind in California.

Smiling Tiger Breeders’ Cup Special Booking Rate!!

BREEDERS’ CUP SMILING TIGER BREEDING SPECIAL $6000 IF BOOKED BY NOVEMBER 3RD

Smiling Tiger’s progeny’s Spiced Perfection and El Tigre Terrible had big wins this past weekend and they are now advancing to the Breeders’ Cup!

For a limited time we are offering a discounted breeding rate for the 2020 season of $6000 to Smiling Tiger.

Bookings must be made by Breeders’ Cup weekend (November 3). For more information please contact Harris Farms at (800) 311-6211 and ask for the “Special Breeders’ Cup Booking Fee”.

SPICED PERFECTION (SMILING TIGER — PERFECT FEAT)
Finished 1st in the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes Grade II — The Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In on 10/05/2019 at Keeneland

EL TIGRE TERRIBLE (SMILING TIGER — KING CITY KITTY)
Finished 1st in the Speakeasy Stakes — The Breeder’s Cup Win and You’re In Qualifier on 10/06/2019 at Santa Anita

EL TIGRE TERRIBLE FLIES LATE WIN $100,000 SPEAKEASY STAKES BY A HEAD UNDER FUENTES

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By SantaAnita.com
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2019)–Last turning for home in a field of 11 juveniles, trainer Peter Miller’s El Tigre Terrible hugged the rail throughout and split horses in the shadow of the wire to nail his stablemate Bulletproof One by a head in a thrilling finish to Sunday’s $100,000 Speakeasy Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden for the first time by Ruben Fuentes, El Tigre Terrible got five furlongs on turf and survived a jockey’s claim of foul from Edwin Maldonado for interference in deep stretch.

With Greg’s Diva and Alfie Solomons ensuring blazing splits of 20.76 and 43.99, El Tigre Terrible was content to make one run, and he made it count.

“I had never been on this horse, not even in the morning,” said Fuentes, who inherited the mount when regular rider Joe Talamo committed to riding in New York today. “They were going so quick up front that he settled on his own. I saved ground at the rail and we had a dream trip. It opened up and he finished strong. I didn’t think we bothered the other horse.”

A first condition allowance winner going 5 ½ furlongs on dirt at Del Mar Sept. 1, El Tigre Terrible, a California-bred colt by Smiling Tiger, was trying turf for the first time in his fifth career start and paid $49.20, $21.20 and $12.20 while off at 23-1.

Owned by Slam Dunk Racing and Michael Nentwig, El Tigre Terrible, by virtue of his win, is now eligible for a fees-paid berth into the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita.

“I felt like one of my horses was going to win, both of them ran super and we couldn’t be prouder of the horses,” said Miller. “It was one of those last minute entries. It was about 10 o’clock in the morning before entries closed and I called Nick (Cosato, with Slam Dunk Racing) and said ‘Hey, I think we should take a shot. If I owned the horse, I would do it.’ He said ‘go ahead,’ and lightning struck.

“Ruben is a great young rider and a great young kid. I’ve been riding him more and with rides like this, we will be riding him even more.”

El Tigre Terrible, who is out of the Hold That Tiger mare King City Kitty, garnered his first stakes win and he now has three wins from overall five starts. With the winner’s share of $60,000, his earnings zoomed to $118,300.

The lone filly in the lineup, Bulletproof One was full of run around the turn and had to wait for room prior to making what appeared to be the winning move, but she couldn’t quite hold off the winner while finishing a half length in front of speedy Greg’s Diva.

Off at 5-1, Bulletproof One paid $7.60 and $5.00.

John Harris on Fashionably Fast

I love to win anywhere regardless of the purse or locale, but it is particularly fun and encouraging to win a major race at home, as Fashionably Fast did today.

His jockey, Tiago Pereira, a 33 year old native of Brazil, rode him perfectly. He was able to track the speed and then swing out for the stretch drive to come home in front, despite being bumped in mid-stretch by the place horse, Baja Sur.

My partners John Nicoletti of North Dos Palos and Per Antonsen were both there to help cheer him home. About ½ the grandstand got to the winners circle. Clearly a fun time had by all.

Harris Farms Wins Harris Farms Stakes

FRESNO, Calif. (Oct. 5, 2019) – Fashionably Fast kept it in-house on Saturday, winning the Harris Farms Stakes at the Fresno Fair for breeder Harris Farms and owner Harris Farms, in partnership with Per Antonsen and John Nicoletti.

Fashionably Fast is by Lucky Pulpit, out of the Forestry mare Fall Fashion and was trained by Dean Pederson. He has four wins in 13 starts and earnings of $242,745.

He ran the six furlongs in 1:10.52 and won by three-quarters of a length as the 7-5 favorite in the field of six. It was his third consecutive win. He was second in this race last year.

Spiced Perfection Overcomes Stumbling Start For TCA Victory

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by Paulick Report Staff
Lexington, KY (October 5, 2019)-Pantofel Stable, Wachtel Stable, and Peter Deutsch’s California-bred Spiced Perfection (4-1) put in an athletic performance to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes, overcoming a bad stumble at the start, closing from last and holding off the challenge of Dawn the Destroyer to win by a head on the wire. The 4-year-old daughter of Smiling Tiger, ridden by Javier Castellano for trainer Peter Miller, ran six furlongs over Keeneland’s fast main track in 1:10.60.

The victory earns her an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint next month at Santa Anita.

Spiced Perfection stumbled badly and nearly lost Castellano at the start, but managed to regain her balance and find her stride at the rear of the field. Up front, Talk Veuve to Me pulled away to lead by 1 1/2 lengths through a first quarter in 22.14 seconds, with Mia Mischief hot on her heels in second.

Castellano wound Spiced Perfection through the field, finding clear room in the stretch to take the lead at the sixteenth pole. Dawn the Destroyer was rolling late but came up a head short on the wire, settling for second. Mia Mischief finished third, while 2-1 favorite Chalon was fourth.

Bred in California by Premier Thoroughbreds, Spiced Perfection is out of the winning Pleasantly Perfect mare Perfect Feat. Now a millionaire, the filly has wins in the G1 La Brea and G1 Madison on her resume. Spiced Perfection’s overall record stands at eight wins from 18 starts, as well as five seconds and two thirds.