California Chrome’s Last Full Sibling Nears Debut

By Jeremy Balan Time has a funny way of warping in the human brain. Only four years ago, a humbly bred chestnut with a white blaze was just starting his racing career for trainer Art Sherman, but it almost feels like ancient history. Part of that can probably be attributed to the closure of Hollywood […]

California Thoroughbred June 2017 Standout Employee Per Antonsen

By Emily Shields/Photos by Lisa Torres The adage “good help is hard to find” does not apply to Per Antonsen, trainer at Harris Farms in Coalinga for the last 36 years. He oversees the breaking, training, and rehab of all the horses coming out of the Harris program, which means he is the man who […]

Unusual White Colt From Lucky Pulpit’s Last Crop Born in New York

John Norton Photography Gansevoort, New York—An unusually marked, mostly white colt from the last crop of California Chrome’s sire Lucky Pulpit was foaled on May 19 at Stone Bridge Farm in New York in ongoing fulfillment of a dream sparked in owner/breeder Gary Tolchin when he attended races with his father as a youth. The […]

Lucky Pulpit Juvenile Filly Wins Debut

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2017) — Two-year-old Saudi Chroma won at first asking on Thursday in a maiden special weight race at Santa Anita. The Lucky Pulpit filly, out of the  Mr. Greeley mare Nine to Five Lady, was bred by Cole Ranch, is owned by Zedan Racing Stables and trained by Doug O’Neill. The […]

Lucky Pulpit Sires Another Juvenile Winner

Arcadia, CA (May 18, 2017)-Ismelucky was second in her debut in a maiden race for California-bred 2-year-old fillies on May 4. On Thursday, she won a Santa Anita maiden race against open company under jockey Martin Garcia. After disputing the early pace, Ismelucky won by 2 1/2 lengths over Empress of Lov, who closed well […]

Unusual Heat Filly Fetches $195,000

Del Mar, CA (May 18, 2017)-Hip #26 a daughter of Unusual Heat brought $195,000 as the most expensive filly and was the second-highest price. She previewed in 10 and one and was consigned by McCarthy Bloodstock, Agent Harris Farms bred the Unusual Heat filly, named Super Patriot. She is out of the Reddatore mare Patriot […]

Grecian Fire Responds to Addition of Blinkers in Alcatraz

By Chuck Dybdal Grecian Fire  responded gamely in the lane to pull off an impressive victory in the $75,675 Alcatraz Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on Sunday. A gelded son of Unusual Heat, a top California turf sire, out of Maggie’s Odyssey, a turf stakes-placed daughter of Kitten’s Joy, one of the nation’s top turf […]

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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 […]

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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. […]