Harris Farms Consignment to the January 2018 Barretts Sale

Barretts January Mixed Sale 2018 Wednesday, January 17th at 11:00 a.m. (PDT) Pomona, CA

Harris Farms, Agent

3…….WINNING TALE, 2007 dk.b./br.m., Tale of the Cat – Mining Missharriet {Tizbud}
19……2017 b.c., Vronsky – Belloma
20……BRILLIANT RESPONSE, 2005 b.m., High Brite – Beyond a Doubt {Lakerville}
43……HAIMISH HY, 2007 dk.b./br.h., Ecton Park – Tifonica (ARG)
47……2017 ch.f., Clubhouse Ride – Kind Lady
48……KIND LADY, 2004 b.m., Sir Cat – Kindnesses {Clubhouse Ride}
49……LONG LEGGED LOVELY, 2007 dk.b./br.m., Benchmark – Susan’s Choice {Lakerville}
70……SPIRIT CHILD, 2006 dk.b./br.m., Hennessy – Babeinthewoods {Tizbud}
75……2017 b.f., Stay Thirsty – Stunning Drama
79……TEA CAKES, 2003 ch.m., Moscow Ballet – Kokomotion {Desert Code}
80……2017 dk.b./br.c., Cross Traffic – Termite
85……2017 b.c., Gig Harbor – Twin Spirit
149…..2016 dk.b./br.f., Smiling Tiger – Miss Rhythmic

Majestic Heat Wins Grade II Bayakoa

From Los Alamitos Publicity
CYPRESS, Calif.(Dec. 3, 2017) – Three weeks after an easy win in her dirt debut, Majestic Heat became a graded stakes winner on the surface with another decisive victory in the $201,035 Bayakoa Sunday at Los Alamitos.

After dispatching of fellow California-breds by 3-1/4 lengths going seven furlongs in the Betty Grable Nov. 12 at Del Mar, the 5-year-old Unusual Heat mare prevailed by 2-1/2 lengths when stretched to 1 1/16 miles in the Grade II, which was run Sunday at Los Alamitos for the first time since 2014.

Reserved off the quick early pace set by eventual runner-up Champagne Room, Majestic Heat began to rally wide nearing the stretch under Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, easily collared the leader and went on to her seventh victory in 16 starts.

The 3-1 third choice in the field of eight, Majestic Heat, who is owned by Bardy Farm, Ron McCauley and Madeline Auerbach and trained by Hall of Famer Richard Mandella, completed the distance in 1:42.15 and paid $8, $4.20 and $3.40. She’s earned $530,329. She was bred by Auerbach and Barry Abrams.

Champagne Room, the 2016 2-year-old filly champion, returned $3.80 and $3.20 as the 5-2 second choice. She finished 3 ¼ lengths in front of 9-1 shot Madame Stripes, who paid $5 to show.

Completing the order of finish were Bernina Star, Pacific Wind, the 5-2 favorite, Street Surrender, Shenandoah Queen and Constellation.

An off-the-board effort in the Grade II Goldikova on turf – a surface on which she has won five of 14 – Nov. 4 at Del Mar is what inspired Mandella to try Majestic Heat on the dirt eight days later in the Grable.

“I’ve always had it in my mind to try her on dirt,’’ said Mandella. “I mentioned it to (Auerbach), but just never quite did it. I thought she didn’t run at all (in the Goldikova) and she came back the next day and looked like a horse who hadn’t run.

“I had nominated her to the (Grable), so I decided to put her in there and see what happens. We do that a lot and sometimes it doesn’t work, so we can’t brag too much.

“I thought she ran very well today. It gives us a lot of options for next year.’’

Smith, who won the 2016 Bayakoa at Del Mar with Vale Dori, was impressed after his first collaboration with Majestic Heat.

“The plan was to let her run out of there and see what everybody else did,’’ he said. “When several of them went that was good for us. She settled nicely and when I tipped her out she did everything on her own in the stretch.’’

How Unusual Scores Upset in Red Carpet Handicap

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by DMTC.com
Masterfully-ridden by jockey Corey Nakatani, longshot How Unusual spurted between horses at the top of the stretch to enter contention and outfinished 2-1 favored Responsibleforlove in the final sixteenth to win the featured Grade III $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap on Thanksgiving holiday Thursday at Del Mar.

How Unusual, a daughter of Unusual Heat, sent to the gate at 9-1 for the mile and three-eighths grass marathon, was outrun in the early stages, but showed an impressive turn of foot when cut loose by Nakatani to score by a half-length in 2:14.92 for the distance.

Responsibleforlove, with Joe Talamo in the saddle, was runner-up, a half-length in front of Laseen, with La Manta Gris fourth in the field of 12 older fillies and mares. Galileo’s Song and Lottie were withdrawn from the original field.

How Unusual, owned by the partnership of Fetkin, Sill and St. Hilaire and trained by Mike Pender, scored her fifth victory in 19 outings and returned $21.80, $7.60 and $5 while earning first money of $60,000. The four-year-old filly now has a total bankroll of $302,367.

Jockey Corey Nakatani said, “Mike (trainer Mike Pender) and I talked and we both agreed that there was only one way to go with her: to take her back, get her to settle and into a nice rhythm and then make that late run. I thought sure she’d handle the distance and she did. She’s a nice filly.”

Harris Farms Keeneland November Purchases

Harris Farms purchases from Keeneland earlier this month were:

Maziette hip#1032 Candy Ride-Saracina by Bertrando.  Maziette in foal to Flatter purchased for $50,000


My Senses hip#1899 Street Sense-Palmilla by Crowd Pleaser. My Senses in foal to Summer Front purchased for $50,000


Camille C hip#2112 Roman Dancer-Paris Operetta by Rahy. Camille C in foal to Not This Time purchased for $25,000

Mr. Big To Stand at Harris Farms

Coalinga,CA (October 18, 2017)-Mr. Big, sire of Grade 3 Transylvania Stakes winner Big Score, will move to John Harris’ Farm near Coalinga, CA for the 2018 breeding season. Owned and campaigned by George Krikorian, the son of Dynaformer is out of the stakes winning G2 placed Fappiano mare, Fashion Delight. Mr. Big’s first two dams are both stakes winners and stakes producers.

From only 16 foals of racing age, Mr. Big has sired eight winners with combined earnings of $1,228,097 for average earnings per starter of $122,810. Five of his runners are six digit earners. He is represented by G3 Transylvania Stakes and Zuma Beach S. winner Big Score ($436,300) and Torrey Pines S. G3 runner-up, Big Book.

John Harris said “I am delighted to stand this very nice stallion at Harris Farms. He has sired several top horses already, and his best crops will run in the next few years. I have always liked to see Turn To on a stallion page, as well as Roberto and like stallions from those lines. He is a nice outcross for many California mares. He is a nicely conformed horse and he can get a “big” horse. Another son of Dynaformer, Temple City, is doing fantastically with just a few crops racing.”

Mr. Big will stand in 2018 for the fee of $6,500.

Inquiries to Dave McGlothlin at Harris Farms 800-311-6211 or davem@harrisfarms.com www.harrisfarms.com

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Harris Farms Adoption Program Graduates

Desperate Times and Freedom Quest enjoying success as jumpers in the show world

Desperate Times (a.k.a “Hashtag”) an 8yr. old gelding By Redatorre out of the High Brite mare Don’t Despair is showing great potential under the care of new owner Courtney Gharibeh, earning several ribbons at the local shows, the partnership jumped clean rounds and placed 3rd in the Columbus Day Classic Mini Prix at W&KRP Open Show in Sanger, Ca. this past November. They also did well at the Almaden Farms Horse Show held in Watsonville, Ca. placing 3rd in the C &N Tractor Class, 1st in the 2’7 jumper class, and also participated in the lead line class with her 3yr old daughter Addyson in the saddle. They are looking forward to a promising 2015 show season.(below)

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Freedom Quest affectionately known as Quest is an 8yr. old gelding by Soft Gold out of the mare Northern Freedom. A winner at three in 5 starts had limited success at the race track, but has found his calling as a great companion and show horse. The promising partnership between Emily Colvard and Quest has shown potential competing in the 2’6 jumper classes and hopes to have a great 2015 show season. below

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Both are working with trainer Rene Beggs from River View Farms located in Sanger, Ca.
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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

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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.

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Joe and Brandi Becerra touring the farm on their one year anniversary.

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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.

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Jerry Hawthorne, John Harris and Gary Gray visiting the farm on April 8.

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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.

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Team Unusual Heat Visits Harris Farms

January 8, 2014-Madeline and Harris Auerbach, Team Unusual Heat, visited Harris Farms this past Tuesday and Wednesday.

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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.

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Farmers from England as part of Bay Farm Tours visit Harris Farms Horse Division while touring agriculture related industries in California October 9th.

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September 18, 2013-Milas and Diana Russell visiting Thorn Song

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July 11, 2013-John Harris, David McGlothlin, Ulises Olquin , Donald Valpredo, Per Antonsen and Dr. Jeanne Bowers-Lepore visit the Farm.

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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.

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Ron Trentler/ Robomar Racing Stable came by the farm today to check on his broodmare Moonlight Tizzy and her 2013 Giacomo Filly

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Harris, Robin, Allison and Jamie Auerbach visit the farm June 20, 2013

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Terry Knight and Dru Rucker visit Harris Farms and the River Ranch on June 17, 2013.

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Trainer Sean McCarthy, John Harris, and Ron Beegle visiting Harris Farms June 5, 2013.

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Madeline Auerbach and Harris Auerbach visiting Gervinho.

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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.

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Harris Auerbach, Madeline Auerbach, David McGlothlin,  Catherine Parke, Dr. Mike Tannyhill and Sandy McGlothlin.

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Don Valpredo, Michael Valpredo, John Harris and Doug Burge.

Earlier editions of seen at the farm