The Chosen Vron Much The Best in G3 Lazaro Barrera S.

Courtesy of Santa Anita ARCADIA, Calif. ( May 15, 2021) With Laurel River and I’ll Stand Taller duking it out on the front-end, trainer Eric Kruljac’s The Chosen Vron flew off the turn for home and marched to an emphatic 3 ½ length win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes at Santa Anita. […]

Omg It’s Jessica Earns MSW Diploma at Santa Anita

Arcadia, CA (May 14, 2021) – Omg It’s Jessica, who had placed in three of her four career starts, shed her bridesmaid tag with a convincing maiden special weight victory going six furlongs over the fast main track at Santa Anita. The 3-year-old Smiling Tiger filly was part of a triumvirate vying for the early […]

Majestic Harbor Tops California’s 2nd Crop Sire List with Winning Double

Shelbyville, IN (May 13, 2021) – Majestic Harbor, California’s Leading Freshman Sire of 2020, now sits atop the California Second Crop Sire List for 2021 with the victories by his 3-year-old fillies Lieutenant Kitty and Diamond Solitaire in the maiden special weight and the feature race on today’s card at Indiana Downs. Lieutenant Kitty, who […]

Respectfully Makes it Two Straight Allowance Victories

Arcadia, CA (May 9, 2021) – Respectfully made it two-in-a-row in allowance company with her frontrunning score in the 3rd race at Santa Anita going six furlongs over the main track for a purse of $63,000. Respectfully dashed away and opened a one length lead. The 3-year-old daughter of Smiling Tiger held that advantage until […]

Rousing Sermon 2-year-old Filly Debuts a Winner

Albany, CA (May 6, 2021) – Lady’s Sermon, the 2-year-old Rousing Sermon filly, made an eye-catching racing debut in the 2nd race at Golden Gate Fields, a maiden special weight going four and one-half furlongs over the all weather course. Lady’s Sermon was among three fillies who wanted the early lead. Between horses, she backed […]

Grade 1 sire Vronsky dies at 22

Coalinga, CA (May 3, 2021) – Vronsky died of an apparent heart attack April 29 at Harris Farms after successfully covering a mare according to Jonny Hilvers, General Manager at Harris Farms. “For a 22-year-old he looked amazing and could not have been doing any better. He has been such a nice horse to be […]

Acclamation Filly Makes Easy Work of Santa Anita Allowance

Arcadia, CA (May 2, 2021) – Ole Silver, the 4-year-old daughter of Acclamation, was much the best in the 8th race at Santa Anita, a $64,000 allowance going one mile over the fast main track. The gray filly had early pressure and had a bit of trouble around the first turn. She maintained her lead […]

The Magnificent Kings River

A well done presentation highlighting the Kings River and it’s many uses. It flows through our River Ranch a few miles east of Pine Flat Dam. It is a magnificent river, and I love it. – JOHN HARRIS  

Harris Homebred Secret Club Game in Santa Anita Score

Arcadia, CA (April 24, 2021) – Harris Farms’ homebred Secret Club made his first start against winners and cleared that condition with a half-length victory in the 4th race at Santa Anita going nine furlongs over the firm turf course. Secret Club did not have a trouble free trip. Bumped hard enough from both sides […]

Vronsky Filly Romps at Santa Anita

Arcadia, CA (April 24, 2021) – Race Judicata, the 3-year-old daughter of Vronsky, made it two-in-a-row with her victory in the 4th race at Santa Anita, $40,320, one mile allowance over the fast main track. Sent straight to the lead by jockey Jessica Pyfer, she set a controlled pace around the first turn and down […]

Smiling Tiger Filly Away From the Sun Remains Undefeated

Albany, CA (April 10, 2021) – How good might Away From the Sun be? The 4-year-old daughter of Smiling Tiger remained undefeated in three starts and has a combined winning margins of sixteen lengths and one-quarter lengths. Her latest romp came as she stepped up into open allowance in the 8th race at Golden Gate […]

Smiling Tiger Filly Best in Santa Anita Allowance

Arcadia, CA (April 4, 2021) – Respectfully, the 3-year-old Smiling Tiger filly, earned the first victory of the season after a pair of runner-up finishes in the 5th race at Santa Anita, a $63,500 allowance going six and one-half furlong over the firm turf course. Bumped at the start, Respectfully recovered quickly and took up […]

Vronsky’s The Chosen Vron Impressively Wins Echo Eddie S.

Courtesy of Santa Anita ARCADIA, Calif. (April 3, 2021)–Classy The Chosen Vron sat a perfect trip and rallied to win Saturday’s $150,000 Echo Eddie Stakes at Santa Anita by 1 ¼ lengths under Mike Smith. Trained and owned in-part by Eric Kruljac, the chestnut gelding by Vronsky got 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.80. Ridden confidently, […]

Acclamation Runners Earning a Standing O at Santa Anita

Arcadia, CA (March 19, 2021) – Standing O, the 3-year-old son of Acclamation, earned his maiden special weight diploma with with a wire-to-wire performance in the nightcap at Santa Anita going one mile over the turf. Standing O was second in his seasonal debut to the highly regarded Hockey Dad in a swift six furlong […]

Acclamation’s Bench Judge Tenacious in Santa Anita Victory

Arcadia, CA (March 13, 2021) – For the second day running, a son of Acclamation has found the winner’s circle after an allowance race at Santa Anita. Today, that son was Bench Judge, who closed out the card with a very tenacious performance. A field of ten gathered for the six furlong dash. Bench Judge […]

Acclamation Son Wires Santa Anita Allowance

Arcadia, CA (March 12, 2021) – Acclamation son Burnin Turf led at every call to win the 5th race at Santa Anita, a $64,000 allowance going one mile over the turf course rated good at Santa Anita. Breaking sharply, Burnin Turf set out for the lead and was joined by challengers on both sides going […]

Harris Farms’ Homebred Fashionably Fast All Heart in Tiznow Stakes Victory

Courtesy of Santa Anita.com ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 28, 2021)–In a race in which the emphasis was on speed, speed and more speed, Harris Farms’ hard knocking Fashionably Fast proved gamest of all, as he dug deep while in between horses late to win Sunday’s $100,000 Tiznow Stakes at Santa Anita by a head. Trained by […]

Vronsky Son Debuts a Winner

Albany, CA (February 28, 2021) – Ashley’s Valentine, the 3-year-old son of Vronsky, debuted a winner in the 6th race at Golden Gate Fields going five furlongs over the all weather surface. Fourth in the early going, Ashley’s Valentine moved between horses in stretch like a seasoned pro. Catching the leaders, he finished strongest of […]

Smiling Tiger’s Baja Sur Named Washington Champion Older Horse and Sprinter

Auburn, WA (February 27, 2021) – Baja Sur, the son of Smiling Tiger, was named champion sprinter and champion older horse at the 2020 Washington Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Awards, which were announced via a Zoom presentation on February 27. This was the third consecutive season Baja Sur has earned championship honors. Named champion […]

Harris Farms’ 2020 California-bred Champions

Coalinga, CA (February 26, 2021) – Harris Farms was well represented when the California Thoroughbred Breeder’s Association announced their 2020 California-bred Champions. Fashionably Fast, who was bred, foaled, raised by Harris Farms, and who races for the farm in partnership with Per Antonsen and John Nicoletti, was named Co-Champion Sprinter. He won the California Cup […]

Vronsky #1 Stallion Standing Outside of Kentucky

Coalinga, CA (February 23, 2021) – Vronsky is the 2021 Leading Sire (outside of Kentucky) by Percentage of Black-Type Performers. His 9.1% of black-type performers to runners is nearly double that of the stallion in the second spot and more than two and one-half times the next highest listed stallion standing in California. The statistics […]

Lakerville Son Leads Home Harris Farms-sired Superfecta in Santa Anita MSW

Arcadia, CA (February 19, 2020) – Lakerville son Luvluv closed with a rush to lead home a maiden special weight superfecta of Harris Farms-sired runners in the 3rd race at Santa Anita. Luvluv was bumped at the start of the six and one-half furlong turf sprint, but he overcame that to settle in midpack in […]

Slam Dunk Sermon Now Three-for-Three in 2021

Albany, CA (February 14, 2021) – Slam Dunk Sermon is now three-for-three this season. The latest victory for the son of Rousing Sermon came in the 7th race at Golden Gate Fields, a six furlong allowance over the all weather course. Slam Dunk Sermon sat off the dueling pacesetters until the far turn. He launched […]

Rousing Sermon Son Rousing Slammer Tops Golden Gate Allowance

Albany, CA (February 5, 2021) – Rousing Slammer, the Rousing Sermon gelding who is the year younger full brother to current six-time winner Slam Dunk Sermon, is starting to build his own resume and he scored his first victory against winners in the 2nd race at Golden Gate Fields going five and one-half furlongs over […]

Almost a Factor Wins Santa Anita Feature Race

Arcadia, CA (January 31, 2021) – Harris Farms, Inc. and Gary Parker’s Almost a Factor proved much the best to win the feature race on the Sunday card at Santa Anita, a nine furlong allowance over the turf course that was rated good after recent local rains. Almost a Factor rated kindly in mid-pack as […]