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!!


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”.

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

Finished 1st in the Speakeasy Stakes — The Breeder’s Cup Win and You’re In Qualifier on 10/06/2019 at Santa Anita


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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.

$100,000 I’m Smokin Stakes Loaded with Harris Farms Connections

DEL MAR, Calif. (Aug. 25, 2019) – The unbeaten Graduation Stakes winner Big Returns (Mr. Big) along with Clubhouse Ride, Vronsky and Smiling Tiger juvenile progeny, are entered in Friday’s $100,000 I’m Smokin Stakes for Golden State Series eligible 2-year-olds at Del Mar.

Riding With Dino is by Vronsky, out of the Yankee Gentleman mare Belloma, was bred by George Krikorian, is owned by Paradise Farms, Cady or Featherston and is trained by Robert Hess, Jr. He has one win in two starts, earnings of $21,228 and is coming off a win in an Aug. 3 maiden claimer.

Pas de Panique is a Washington-bred by California stallion Smiling Tiger, out of the Harbor the Gold mare Carrabelle Harbor, was bred by Bar C Racing Stables, is owned by Where We At and trained by Mark Glatt. He has one win in three starts, earnings of $71,000 and is coming off a second in the Aug. 2 Graduation Stakes.

Club Aspen is by Clubhouse Ride, out of the Talkin Man mare Aspen Gal, was bred by Harris Farms, is owned by Lawrence Lewis and trained by Craig Lewis. He has one win in two starts, earnings of $40,260 and is coming off an Aug. 2 maiden win.

Drippin Sauce is by Vronsky, out of the Bold Badgett mare Always Fashionable, was bred by Old English Rancho, is owned by Slam Dunk Racing or Nentwig and is trained by Jonathan Wong. He has two wins in three starts, earnings of $52,200 and is coming off an Aug. 10 starter’s optional claiming win.

El Tigre Terrible is by Smiling Tiger, out of the Gotham City mare King City Kitty, was bred by Martin Bach, is owned by Slam Dunk Racing or Nentwig and is trained by Peter Miller. He has one win in three starts, earnings of $25,900 and is coming off a third in an Aug. 10 starter’s optional claiming win.

Big Returns is by Mr. Big, out of the Orientate mare Quick Chick, was bred by George Krikorian, is owned by William Peeples and is trained by Luis Mendes. He has won both starts, including the Aug. 2 Graduation Stakes, with earnings of $93,600

Acclimate Steals Away On The Front End In Del Mar Handicap

by Paulick Report Staff
Del Mar, CA (August 17, 2019)-The Ellwood Johnston Trust and Timmy Time Racing’s Acclimate grabbed the lead at the start of Saturday’s Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap and was able to hold it all the way to the wire, out-lasting the late-running Oscar Dominguez by a length on the wire. The 5-year-old California-bred son of Acclamation, ridden by Florent Geroux for trainer Phil D’Amato, completed 1 3/8 miles over Del Mar’s firm turf in 2:12.71. Off at odds of 7-1, Acclimate earned an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Turf this fall at Santa Anita Park.

Acclimate jumped out well ahead of the field and easily crossed over from his outside post position, taking up a place at the rail to lead the way in the marathon turf contest. He was a solid 1 1/2 lengths ahead of Ritzy A. P. and Itsinthepost through fractions of :24.12, :47.70, and 1:11.97.

Geroux seemed to feel his rivals winding up behind him and timed his rally on the lead perfectly aboard Acclimate, jumping out to a three-length lead at the head of the stretch. Racing on well from the back of the pack was Oscar Dominguez, but Acclimate had enough left to hit the wire a length in front. Oscar Dominguez finished second, with Ritzy A. P. and Blended Citizen filling out the superfecta.

Bred in California by Old English Rancho, Sal Berumen, and Patsy Berumen, Acclimate is out of the unraced Boundary mare Knows No Bounds. He was a $30,000 yearling at the Barretts October sale, and earned his first graded stakes victory in June’s San Juan Capistrano at Santa Anita. Overall, the gelding boasts a record of 6-1-2 from 16 starts for earnings of over $300,000.

Harris Farms Consignment California Fall Yearlings

California Fall Yearlings September 26, 2019 Pomona, CA

128 ch.f. Smiling Tiger-Lofty Ambition
151 ch.f. Clubhouse Ride-Miss Rhythmic

17 b.f Mr. Big-Baby Zito
21 b.f Mr. Big-Belloma
103 dkb/b.c. Mr. Big-Irish Exchange
133 ch.f. Grazen-Lucky S. J.
134 ch.c. First Samurai-Lula Talullah
137 dkb/b.f. Cairo Prince-Magnetic
140 b.c. Acclamation-Mamacoolmamacool
145 b.c. Mr. Big-Memorette
150 b.c. Mr. Big-Miss Graziella
155 b.c. Goldencents-Money Plays
174 dkb/b.f. Mr. Big-Patsy G and Me
181 b.f Mr. Big-Preshow
187 b.c. Mr. Big-Propero
191 b.f Mr. Big-Quick Chick
227 b.c. Mr. Big-Somethin’ Unusual
240 gr/ro.c. .Mr. Big-Steamy Novel
244 b.f Mr. Big-Stunning Drama
255 b.f Mr. Big-Temeeku
263 b.f Mr. Big-Twin Spirit
264 b.f Mr. Big-Two Faced Moon