Third Winner For Smiling Tiger

Ace Korea, by Smiling Tiger–Queen Rolex (SP, $156,333), by Broken Vow. Busan, July 21st, Hcp. ($67k), 1000m. B-International Bloodstock Associates LLC (KY). *Third winner for freshman sire (by Hold That Tiger). **Won by eight lengths as the 11-10 favorite on debut.

Easy Song

Easy Song is a Thorn Song out of Zoelu, by Dynaformer 2013 filly bred by Harris Farms Inc. and owned by Harris Farms, Inc., Burt Bacharach and Jane Bacharach breaking her maiden July 20, 2017 Del Mar third race. She is a 1/2 to Now Victory (Sharp Victor), GSW, $442,546; and Logical Single (Singletary), SW, $222,488. Benoit Photos

Smiling Tiger Filly Takes Del Mar Maiden Special

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Del Mar, CA (July 19, 2017)-Spiced Perfection put it all together in her third start to pick up the winners share of a Del Mar Maiden Special Weights on opening day.

From the first crop of multiple grade one winning millionaire Smiling Tiger, the juvenile filly earned $36,000 to increase her lifetime earnings to $53,280. Her owners Dare To Dream Stable LLC (Michael Faber) also receive the $17,500 bonus for her being a Cal-bred.

Bred by Premier Thoroughbreds LLC Spiced Perfection was a $50,000 Barretts March graduate and is out of the Pleasantly Perfect broodmare Perfect Feat.

Smiling Tiger stood for $4,000 in 2017 and is the 2017 California’s leading freshmen sire with progeny earnings over $125,000. To date he has sired two winners and two stakes placed juveniles. He has two fillies consigned to the Del Mar Yearling Sale hip 51 out of Finish Rich in Nyc and hip 32 out of Alpenwald. Also selling at the Northern California Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale on Tuesday, August 15 at Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, are hips 47 Smiling Tiger out of Mulberry Lane, 58 Smiling Tiger out of Purplengold, 65 Smiling Tiger out of Saturday’s Girl and 142 Double Tiger by Smiling Tiger out of Double Velvet.

Ambitious Brew Turns Cancellation Into Bertrando Win

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By Steve Andersen
CYPRESS, Calif. – The cancelled Lennyfrommalibu Stakes at Santa Anita on July 4 is becoming a key race.

The Lennyfrommalibu Stakes was scheduled for the hillside turf course, but was not used when the race failed to draw enough entries to satisfy track officials. Pee Wee Reese was intended for the Lennyfrommalibu, but started in the Grade 3 American Stakes on July 4 and won his first graded stakes.

The same scenario led Ambitious Brew to the winner’s circle of Saturday’s $100,690 Bertrando Stakes at Los Alamitos. He was also meant for the Lennyfrommalibu and started in the Bertrando Stakes for California-bred milers as a substitute.

“I was disappointed when that race didn’t go,” trainer Marty Jones said. “Sometimes, things work out for a reason. I think Pee Wee Reese would have been tough to beat.”

Ambitious Brew won his second stakes of the year in the Bertrando against six rivals.

Ridden by Norberto Arroyo Jr, Ambitious Brew ($10.60) closed from third with a three-wide rally on turn to take a commanding lead in early stretch.

Arroyo rode with confidence. He peeked over his shoulder as Ambitious Brew took the lead to check the status of 7-5 favorite Soi Phet.

“I saw what I wanted to see,” Arroyo said. Soi Phet “was inside of horses. After that I was waiting as long as I could. If I saw (Soi Phet), I’d have to move earlier than I wanted. It worked out perfect.”

Ambitious Bew finished 1 3/4 lengths in front of Magic Mark, who rallied four-wide in the stretch to reach contention. Gold Rush Dancer finished third, followed by Smokey Image, Soi Phet, Avanti Bello, and Taman Guard.

Ambitious Brew ran a mile in 1:35.60.

“At the top of the stretch, I knew we were in business,” Jones said.

Ambitious Brew won the Sensational Star Stakes on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita in February and was second by a neck in the Grade 3 Daytona Stakes on the hillside May 27. Ambitious Brew has run well on dirt in the past, having won the E.B. Johnston Stakes for Cal-bred milers at Los Alamitos in 2015.

The Bertrando Stakes was Ambitious Brew’s sixth stakes win for owner and breeder Pam Ziebarth. A 7-year-old gelding by Tizbud, Ambitious Brew has won 9 of 25 starts and $669,425.

Recent Harris Farms Racehorse Videos

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

Song From Above Takes Juan Gonzalez

PLEASANTON, Calif. (July 1, 2017) — California-bred Song From Above, the lone winner in the field going into the race, remained the lone winner in the field after taking Saturday’s $65,600 Juan Gonzalez Memorial Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meet.

Song From Above is by Lucky Pulpit, out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Ermine’s Song, was bred by owners Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams and is trained by Steve Specht.

She is 2-for-2 with earnings of $61,980. Song From Above ran the 5 ½ furlongs in 1:05.24 and won by three lengths at odds of 2-1.

Song From Above is stakes winner number 8 for her sire Lucky Pulpit.

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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.

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