Needless to Say Announces Herself in Del Mar Romp

Del Mar, CA (August 23, 2020) – Needless to Say announced her arrival on the racing scene with an emphatic victory in her career debut in the 8th race at Del Mar, a five and one-half furlong maiden special weight over the fast main track.

Our Harris Farms homebred filly had a series of strong drills leading up to her unveiling and she left the gate as the 3/2 favorite. She never gave her backers a moment’s worry. Quickly to the lead, she opened up by a length and held that margin until the top of the stretch. Under a hand ride by jockey Tiago Pereira, she opened up on the field, coming home by an unpressured three and one- quarter lengths.

Needless to Say is a California-bred daughter of Not This Time our to the multiple stakes winning Roman Dancer mare, Camille C. She races for the partnership of Harris Farms and Per Antonsen and she is trained by Dean Pederson.

Vronsky Colt Doc Adams Debuts a Winner at Golden Gate Fields

Albany CA, (August 23, 2020) – Vronsky juvenile Doc Adams made a very professional career debut in the 8th race at Golden Gate Fields, a maiden special weight going six furlongs over the all weather.

Cleanly away from the gate, the speed went on and Doc Adams settled three lengths off the early leaders. Wide around the turn, he found his best stride in the final furlong. He caught the leader inside the sixteenth pole and was drawing away with every stride to win
by a length and one-half.

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Doc Adams is a homebred racing for Nick Alexander and he is trained by Steve Miyadi. He was produced by the stakes-placed Unusual Heat mare, My Maloof Rocker.

Take the One O One Wire-to-Wire at Del Mar

Del Mar, CA (August 22, 2020) – Take the One O One, the son of Acclamation, turned in a very professional performance against allowance foes on Pacific Classic Day at Del Mar.

Seven lined up for the 8th race going one mile over the main track for a purse of $71,682. Take the One O One popped out of the gate and established a clear advantage before the opening quarter was finished. Ridden with supreme confidence by Jose Valdivia, Jr., the 5-year-old gelding was never seriously threatened the rest of the way and he came home best by two and one-half lengths.

The $46,020 winner’s share took Take the One O One’s earnings to $429,326. He races for Jay Em Ess Stable and he is trained by Brian Koriner. Bred in California by Thomas Bachman, he was produced by the stakes winning Jump Start mare, North Freeway.

Smiling Tiger Yearling Colt Tops Washington Sale

Courtesy of Auburn, WA (August 18, 2020) – For the second time in the past four years, a colt by Smiling Tiger topped the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association’s annual summer sale, which was held Aug. 18 at the WTBOA sales pavilion located at Emerald Downs in Auburn.

The sale topper, Hip 57, was purchased for $70,000 by Brian Koriner, agent for Samantha Siegel’s Jay Em Ess Stable, from the Critter Creek Farm consignment as agent for PT Syndicate #1. The chestnut colt is the second foal out of the stakes-placed Swiss Yodeler mare Grand Yodeler, who earned $172,010.

The 2017 sale topper by Smiling Tiger, Baja Sur, was named Washington’s Horse of the Year in 2019. Smiling Tiger, a multiple grade 1 winner and a 2008 WTBOA sale graduate, stands at Harris Farms in Coalinga, Calif. Of the three other Smiling Tiger yearlings consigned to this year’s sale, two brought prices of $30,000 and $25,000, and the other was a $39,000 RNA.

Kristi’s Tiger Tops in Del Mar Allowance

Del Mar, CA (August 16, 2020) – Kristi’s Tiger, the 3-year-old daughter of Smiling Tiger, made her third career visit to the winner’s circle with her victory in the 4th race at Del Mar, a one mile allowance with a purse of $46,420.

A winner at five and one-hald and six and one-half furlongs, today’s start was her first two turn success. She tracked the pace for the first three-quarters. She split horses at the top of the stretch and kept on resolutely through the final furlong to win by nearly three lengths.

Kristi’s Tiger races for the partnership of Richard A. Bell and Clark O. Brewster and the is trained by Thomas Bell II. Bred in California by Premier Thoroughbreds LLC and Alan Klein, she is out of the Indian Charlie mare, Lottawampum.

Vronsky Sires Top Selling Filly at Northern California Yearling Sale

Pleasanton, CA (August 11, 2020) – A daughter of Vronsky was the top selling filly at the 2020 Northern Califoria Yearling Sale.

The chestnut filly was consigned at Hip 102 by Hanson’s River Ranch. Produced by the Poteen mare, Seasontoperfection, she is a half-sister to three winners. She is from the immediate female family of multiples stakes winning filllies Dee Dee’s Diner and Mimi’s Cafe.

She was purchased by trainer Robert Hess, Jr., Agent for $35,000.

Tamarando Colt Sells for 12-Times the Northern California Yearling Sale Median

Pleasanton, CA (August 11, 2020) – A colt from the second crop of Tamarando, consigned by Harris Farms, sold for more than 12-times the median price and 4.5+ times the sale average at the 2020 Northern California Yearling Sale at Pleasanton.

Hip 12 was produced by the stakes winning and stakes producing Talking Man mare, Aspen Gal. He is a half-brother to seven winners, including the current stakes winning campaigner, Club Aspen. Aspen Gal’s progeny have won a combined 41 races and have earned in excess of $575,000.

The bay was purchased for $37,000 by trainer Jeff Bonde.

Claim of Passion Wins Del Mar Allowance

Del Mar, CA (August 9, 2020) – Claim of Passion unleashed a breathtaking turn of foot through the stretch to win the 5th race at Del Mar, a one mile allowance over the fast main track.

The 4-year-old Acclamation gelding was away alertly from the inside post and set up shop just off the leaders in a ground saving ride by Abel Cedillo. He moved off the rail and into the three path coming off the final turn. He swooped past the leaders inside the final furlong and drew away to win by a length and one-quarter.

Claim of Passion was bred by Old English Rancho. He is out of the Vronsky mare, Passionate. He races for the partnership of the Ellwood Johnston Trust, Michelle Thompson and Odes Thompson and he is trained by Phil D’Amato.

Harris Farms Consignment at 2020 Northern California Yearling Sale

Harris Farms and Harris Farms, Agent have a combined nine yearlings consigned to the 2020 Northern California Yearling Sale, August 11 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA. Listed below the farm’s consignment are the Harris Farms’ stallion-sired yearlings at the sale. All sale horses are listed with links to their catalog pages.

Harris Farms

Hip 12 Bay Colt by Tamarando out of Aspen Gal, by Talkin Man

Hip 18 Chestnut Colt by Smiling Tiger out of Bench Glory, by Benchmark

Hip 61 Chestnut Filly by Smiling Tiger out of Lofty Ambition, by Sky Mesa

Hip 71 Chestnut Colt by Clubhouse Ride out of Moving Desert, by Desert Code

Hip 121 Bay Filly by Mr. Big out of This Means War, by War Chant

Harris Farms, Agent

Hip 27 Chestnut Colt by Smiling Tiger out of Codacious, by Desert Code

Hip 58 Bay Filly by Tamarando out of Lit de Bet, by Lit de Justice

Hip 66 Gray or Roan Filly by Smiling Tiger out of Mark of a Gem, by Benchmark

Hip 122 Chestnut Colt by Clubhouse Ride out of Tizzy Miss, by Cee’s Tizzy

Smiling Angelo Earns Golden Gate Allowance Win

Albany, CA (August 7, 2020) – Following Nardini’s win in the 4th race, the second allowance winner on the Golden Gate card by a Harris Farms sire was Smiling Angelo, who determinedly earned his victory in the 7th race, going six furlongs over all weather.

Dashing to the lead from post three, the 5-year-old Smiling Tiger gelding established a clear lead and never relinquished his advantage. Confronted in the final furlong, he would not let the other horse by, winning by a head in a very game effort.

Smiling Angelo is a second generation homebred racing for Ferro Family Trust and Victor Flores. Trained by Steve Miyadi, he is out of the wining Proud Citizen mare, Citizen Bernstein. He has won or placed in five of his nine career starts and has earned $110,468.