Fresno, CA (October 9, 2021) – Fashionably Fast led a quartet of winners with connections to Harris Farms on today’s card at The Big Fresno Fair.
Our multiple stakes winning homebred son of Lucky Pulpit earned his second victory in the $73,500 Harris Farms Stakes going six furlongs over the track rated fast. Keeping the pacesetter honest through the opening half, Fashionably Fast was in the middle of three at the top of the stretch. He took over with a furlong to run and came home best by a length and one-quarter. He stopped the clock in 1:09.90.
Fashionably Fast made his first appearance in the Harris Farms Stakes in 2018, missing victory by a head. He came back in 2019 to win by three-quarters of a length. Today he recorded the ninth victory and twenty-first top three finish in his twenty-six lifetime starts. He has earned $683,891 for the partnership of Harris Farms, Per Antonsen and John Nicoletti.
Fashionably Fast is trained by Dean Pederson and he was produced by the graded stakes-placed Forestry mare, Fall Fashion.
The first Harris Farms homebred to to visit the winner’s circle was Reverend Al, our Debbie Winick trainee who took the 3rd race going five and one-half furlongs by three-quarters of a length. The 7-year-old Lucky Pulpit gelding is a tough and durable campaigner who has finished in the tope three nineteen times. He was produced by the winning Johannesburg mare, Subpoena the Dress.
The two other winners with ties to Harris Farms were both sired by Smiling Tiger. In the 6th race, Smiling Tony made a winning debut for owner/breeder Dan Harralson and trainer Sergio Ledezma in maiden special weight company, coming from off the pace going six furlongs, to score by three-quarters of a length. He is out of the Bertrando mare, My Gal Fatale.
Earlier, Rocktillyoudrop won the 2nd race by two and one-quarter lengths going six furlongs for owner John Tipton and trainer Isidro Tamayo. He was bred by Patricia Wall and Bill Delia and is out of the winning Northern Devil mare, Red Hot Rocket.