Harris Farms Consignment to 2019 Northern California Yearlings and Horses of Racing Age Sale

Tuesday, August 13th at Noon, Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA

Harris Farms
30 Chestnut Colt by Clubhouse Ride out of Speak Easy Gal
43 Chestnut Filly by Clubhouse Ride out of Tahitian Lagoon
71 Dark Bay or Brown Filly by Temple City out of Arousing
73 Bay Colt by Tamarando out of Aspen Gal
90 Gray or Roan Colt by Tamarando out of Charisma Matters
92 Bay Filly by Tamarando out of Chi Chi Nette

Harris Farms, Agent
2 Big Fish by Mr. Big out of Perched
3 Slew of Fashion by Eddington out of Pogonip
8 Chestnut Colt by Gervinho out of Princess Pegasus
14 Big Error by Mr. Big out of Remake
15 Big Flame by Mr. Big out of Renegade Heat
33 Great Catch by Affirmative out of Star Catch
47 Gray or Roan Colt by Grazen out of Tiz a Classy Lass
49 Bay Colt by Daaher out of Tiz Makin Memories
51 Chestnut Colt by Grazen out of Tiz Zoe Cee
52 Wine Not Whine by Uptown Rythem out of Tizzy Retsina
81 Dark Bay or Brown Filly by Tizbud out of Blush With Reality
110 Big Gamble by Mr. Big out of Game Recap
111 Clubhouse Wave by Clubhouse Ride out of Gannet
112 Northern Gem by Northern Causeway out of Geode
116 Big Award by Mr. Big out of Grammy Times Six
122 Street Gambler by James Street out of It’sallyoursbaby
137 Lit de Tiger by Smiling Tiger out of Lit de Bet
140 Big Heist by Mr. Big out of Lovestealer
144 Big Boost by Mr. Big out of Maria’s Own
160 Lulu by Acclamation out of Sassy Shoes
164 Gray or Roan Colt by Grazen out of Tiz Zoe Cee
165 Zoe’s Papa Cee by Papa Clem out of Tiz Zoe Cee
168 Yippee Ki Yay by Tapizar out of Blush With Reality
171 Promnesia by Tizdejavu out of Clever Freud
172 Your Adorable by Morning Line out of Copperopolis
176 Sugary by Indygo Shiner out of Hello Sugar
181 Bud Knight by Tizbud out of Masquerade Belle
183 Dark Bay or Brown Colt by Tizbud out of Miss Midnight Brew

Harris Farms, Agent for Chris J. Ray
148 Tin Can Buddy by Daddy Nose Best out of Mystical Heat

Jade Native Becomes First Winner for Jeranimo

Auburn, WA (July 19, 2019)-Jade Native became the first winner sired by multiple Grade One winner Jeranimo.

Sophomore Jade Native graduated by a length and a half in the one mile Emerald Downs maiden race. He was bred in California by his owner Dr. Rodney Orr and is out of the Skip Away broodmare Jadelet.

Jeranimo is an eight-time graded winner (including two G1’s) of $1.5 million and is from the classic sire line of BLUSHING GROOM, RAINBOW QUEST and ANIMAL KINGDOM. The son of Congaree and Jera, by Jeblar, stands for $2,500 as the Property of a Partnership.

Acclimate Goes Wire-to-Wire in G3 San Juan Capistrano

Benoit Photo

From Santa Anita Publicity
ARCADIA, Calif. (June 23, 2019)–In sharp recent form and blessed with an abundance of natural speed, California-bred Acclimate took six rivals on a merry chase that resulted in a stirring half length victory in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Martin Garcia and trained by Phil D’Amato, the 5-year-old gelding by Acclamation got the marathon mile and three quarters on turf in 2:48.80.

Fresh off a gate to wire victory in a 1 1/8 mile turf starter allowance on May 31, Acclimate broke sharply and was immediately under a snug hold down the hill and enjoyed a three-length advantage heading into the Club House turn. With favored Causeforcommotion beginning to tire in second position, Garcia let out a notch a quarter mile from home and Acclimate enjoyed a three length advantage over eventual runner-up Oscar Dominguez a furlong from home en route to a hard fought win.

Off at 9-1, Acclimate paid $21.00, $8.60 and $4.40.

“It was all in the instruction Phil gave me,” said Garcia. “He said, ‘Just break, take the lead and don’t look back. He has natural speed and he is going to handle (the distance) no problem. When I asked him, he just responded and they never caught me.”

Owned by the Ellwood Johnston Trust and Timmy Time Racing, Acclimate, who is out of the Boundary mare Know No Bounds, was bred by the Johnston family’s Old English Rancho, Sal Berumen and Patsy Berumen. A winner in his first stakes appearance, Acclimate is now 14-5-1-2 and with the winner’s share of $60,000, he has earnings of $175,521.

“When this horse gets comfortable, he keeps clipping those steady fractions,” said D’Amato. “Even though he was going fast, he was kind of doing it the right way. He didn’t look like he was all out. I knew they were coming to him at the half mile pole and Martin kind of turned him loose and he opened up again…Hat’s off to Martin. He rode a brilliant race.”

Irish-bred Oscar Dominguez, next to last early, rallied strongly but was second best, finishing 1 ¼ lengths in front of Red King. Off at 5-2, Oscar Dominguez paid $4.00 and $3.20.

Red King never threatened and finished 5 ¼ lengths in front of stablemate Ya Gotta Wanna, the third D’Amato-trained horse in the San Juan. Off at 7-1 with Aaron Gryder, Red King paid $5.40 to show.

Fractions on the race, all set by the winner, were 22.26, 46.10, 1:09.76, 1:34.95, 1:59.86 and 2:24.10.

Our Silver Oak Rallies in Snow Chief

From Santa Anita Publicity
ARCADIA, Calif. (June 22, 2019)–Based at Golden Gate Fields, Our Silver Oak rallied from off the pace and outran a determined Irish Heatwave to prevail by a head in Saturday’s $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Mike Smith, the 3-year-old Unusual Heat gelding provided trainer Jonathan Wong with his first Santa Anita stakes win by traversing a mile and one eighth on turf in 1:50.04.

Named for the Mel Stute-conditioned California-bred son of Reflected Glory, who was named Eclipse Champion 3-year-old male of 1986, the Snow Chief Stakes is part of the lucrative Golden State Series. Sponsored by the CTBA, the Golden State series is for California-bred or sired horses.

Breaking from the rail in a field of nine California-bred or sired sophomores, Our Silver Oak was in the two-path around the Club House turn and although he was next to last at the five furlong pole, he was full of run as Smith began working his way towards to the front of the pack. Fifth turning for home, Our Silver Oak wheeled about four-deep heading into the stretch and kept to his task in game fashion.

“I had a really, really good trip, even though the horse was really tough to saddle and my saddle did start to move back in the paddock before we came out,” said Smith, who was riding Our Silver Oak for the first time. “But I didn’t want to go over there (to re-saddle) and get him all riled up. It wasn’t bad enough where I couldn’t ride him as hard as I want to, but I didn’t need to, so it worked out good.”

Most recently second, beaten a nose by Irish Heatwave (Unusual Heat) in the state-bred Silky Sullivan Stakes at one mile over the Golden Gate turf on April 28, Our Silver Oak, who is out of the Alphabet Soup mare Strawberry Flash and was bred in California by CHRB Commissioner Madeline Auerbach, was off as the 2-1 favorite and paid $6.00, $3.20 and $2.60.

Owned by Robert Jones, Michael Nentwig and Ray Pagano, Our Silver Oak notched his first stakes win and improved his overall mark to 11-2-4-2. With the winner’s share of $110,000, he now has earnings of $224,694.

“Mike Smith, he’s the man,” said Wong, who has become a perennial leading trainer at Golden Gate. “You can’t get a better rider…(Our Silver Oak) is best as a turf runner, especially being by Unusual Heat, he’s bred up and down for grass. He is just a really cool horse. I am very grateful for everyone who gave me the opportunity to train him and Mike Smith for the great ride.”

Irish Heatwave, who appeared to very keen up the backside, just missed in a big effort and finished three quarters of a length in front of Lieutenant Dan for the place. The second choice at 3-1, Irish Heatwave, who was ridden by Kent Desormeaux, paid $3.60 and $2.80.

Ridden by Geovanni Franco, Lieutenant Dan pressed the pace throughout and finished a half length better than longshot Prodigal Son. Off at 4-1, Lieutenant Dan paid 3.20 to show.

Fractions on the race were 23.63, 48.03, 1:12.69 and 1:37.54.

Baja Sur Prevails In $50,000 Coca-Cola Stakes

by EmeraldDowns.com
AUBURN, Wash. (June 16, 2019) – Baja Sur remained undefeated with his latest impressive victory in the $50,000 Coca-Cola Stakes for 3-year-olds at Emerald Downs.

Scoring his third stakes win and fourth victory overall, Baja Sur held off Runningwscissors for a 1 ¾-length victory in 1:15.60 for 6 ½ furlongs. Ridden by Franklin Ceballos at 124 lbs, Baja Sur paid $2.60 as the 3 to 10 betting favorite.

Baja Sur set fractions of :22.58 and :45.12, shook off Perfect Dude into the stretch and held sway to the wire.

Runningwscissors was clearly second best, 5 ¼ lengths clear of Perfect Dude in third, while Verynsky and Fuzzy Dolphin rounded out the order of finish. Baja Sur, Runningwscissors and Perfect Dude also finished first, second and third in the Auburn Stakes last month.

Baja Sur improved to two for two this year with wins in the Auburn and Coca-Cola Stakes, and also was two for two last year with wins in a maiden special weight and the King County Express. He now has wins at 5 furlongs, 5 ½ furlongs, 6 furlongs and 6 ½ furlongs—all gate to wire—by a combined 22-½ lengths.

A Washington-bred gelding by Smiling Tiger-Premo Copy, earned $27,500 and increased his overall ledger to $87,450 for the ownership of John and Janene Maryanski and Gail and Gerald Schneider, all of Auburn.

Thor’s Echo Goes to Desert Law


Arcadia, CA (June 15, 2019)-Harris Farms homebred Desert Law romped to his first stakes win in the Thor’s Echo.

Stalking the pace Desert Law, when asked, took control of the race with a powerful run through the stretch to score by seven widening lengths.

“I’ve been working him the last three weeks and he’s been training amazing. I told Carla, anything, six or 6 ½ (furlongs) and he’ll be tough. I thought the speed would go today and it worked out good for us” rider Rafael Bejarano.

Winning trainer Carla Gaines, “He has been training fantastic, he loves the track. He’s one of those that just glides over this deeper racetrack. His works have been phenomenal and he’s run out of conditions.

“The Cal-bred program is great because you are restricted to Cal-breds, so it’s all good!”

Desert Law is by Desert Code, out of the Lemon Drop Kid mare Treasure Chest, is trained by Carla Gaines. He has five wins in 15 starts with earnings of $259,707.

Vronsky Colt Knocked Down for $110,000

By Bloodhorse.com
ARCADIA, Calif. (June 5, 2019) — A California-bred son of Vronsky sold for $110,000 at Wednesday’s inaugural Fasig-Tipton Santa Anita 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale.

The colt out of the Speightstown mare Copperopolis was bred by Donald Valpredo, consigned by McCarthy Bloodstock, agent, and sold to Blinkers On Racing Stable for $110,000.

McCarthy Bloodstock also consigned a Cal-bred gelded son of Clubhouse Ride that sold for $95,000 to West Point Thoroughbreds/Hollendorfer. He is out of the Huddle Up mare Team Decision and was bred by Harris Farms and Double D Farms.

Ima Happy Cat Goes Wire-to-Wire

AUBURN, Wash. (May 27, 2019) — Ima Happy Cat went wire-to-wire in the Monday feature $50,000 Hastings Stakes at Emerald Downs.

Ima Happy Cat is by Smiling Tiger, out of the Wekiva Springs mare Infernal McGoon, was bred by Dale Mahlum, is owned by Sue & Tim Spooner and trained by Dan Markle.

She now has five wins in 14 starts, earnings of $168,696 and stopped the timer in 1:08.73 scoring by a length.

Grecian Fire Makes the Grade in All American

By Mary LaRue
Albany, CA (May 27, 2019)-Jerry Hollendorfer had two of the top choices in the $100,000 All American Stakes (G3) when the field went to post May 27 at Golden Gate Fields, giving the Hall of Fame trainer a prime chance to win the stakes for the ninth time.

While the favored Choo Choo finished fifth, third-choice Grecian Fire did not let Hollendorfer down, as the son of Unusual Heat earned his first graded victory in the one-mile test over the all-weather course.

With longshot Many Roses shooting to the lead early on, Grecian Fire and jockey William Antongeorgi III settled just off the pace in fourth as fractions clicked off in :23.43 and :47.48 through a half-mile. As the field came off the turn for home Gabo’s Macondo, who had raced in second, took the lead briefly, but Grecian Fire sprinted clear in the stretch and finished the distance in 1:36.49.

The winner returned $10.60, $5.60, and $3.40 across the board, while Builder got within 1 1/4 lengths for second and paid $7.80 and $4.80. Touched by Autism finished third, returning $5.60 to show.

Grecian Fire finished fifth most recently in the San Francisco Mile (G3T), a race that like the All American he has contested twice. Last year, the 5-year-old gelding tested graded stakes waters, finishing seventh in the San Francisco Mile and then third in the All American.

This year’s All American victory brings Grecian Fire’s record to 5-2-4 from 23 starts and brings his earnings to $286,702.

A homebred for KMN Racing, Grecian Fire is the second foal out of the stakes-placed Kitten’s Joy mare Maddie’s Odyssey, who also produced this weekend’s Summertime Oaks (G2) runner-up Sneaking Out.

Clubhouse Ride Juvenile Cruises to Five Length Win

From: CTBA.com
SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (May 22, 2019) – The Northern California Yearling Sale of 2018 was represented by its first winner on Tuesday when Megan Marie was a 5 ¼-length winner of a maiden special weight race for 2-year-old fillies at Indiana Grand Race Course.

The California-bred daughter of Clubhouse Ride is out of the All Thee Power mare Summer Lite, was bred by Victoria Polzin, is owned by Jonathan Nance, Barbara Eakin, Steve Smith and Bart Sherman and is trained by Nance.

The $4,000 purchase at the Northern California Yearling Sale ran the five furlongs in 1:00.12 and went off at odds of 17-1 in the field of seven. It was her second lifetime start.