There were plenty of runners on California Cup Day with connections to Harris Farms that turned in noteworthy performances that could not go unmentioned.
Burnin Turf, the son of Acclamation out of the Vronsky mare Hot Outta the Oven, earned his maiden special weight diploma in the 2nd race on the card. He was bred by Old English Rancho and races for the partnership of Next Wave Racing and The Ellwood Johnston Trust.
Nardini, the daughter of Acclamation, out of the Tribal Rule mare, Ismene, finished second in the $152,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint. Bred by Stephen Ferraro, she races for Legacy Ranch, Inc.
Acclamation’s big day continued with sons Heck Yeah and Acclimate finishing 2-3 in the $201,500 Unusual Heat Turf Classic Stakes. Heck Yeah is out of the Maria’s Mon mare, Lutess. Bred by Michael Pageler, he races for Robert Baedeker, Constance Ann Pageler, and Michael Sigband. Acclimate was produced by the Boundary mare, Know No Bounds. He was bred by Old English Rancho & Sal and Patsy Berumen and races for The Ellwood Johnston Trust, Timmy Time Racing and Ken Tevelde. Ward ‘n Jerry, the Lucky Pulpit son who is a half-brother to Harris Farms stallion Tamarando, finished fourth.
The final stakes on the day, the $153,000 Don Valpredo California Cup Sprint Stakes, saw Tigre Di Slugo and Fashionably Fast finish second and third. Tigre Di Slugo is by Smiling Tiger, out of the Williamstown mare, Erica’s Smile. He was bred by Premier Thoroughbreds and races for Slugo Racing, Tiger Racing, Inc., and Mike Puype. Harris Farms homebred Fashionably Fast is a son Lucky Pulpit, out of the Forestry mare Fall Fashion.