Harris Farms at the 2020 Northern California Yearling Sale

  Tuesday, August 11th at Noon, Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA Harris Farms and Harris Farms, Agent have a combined nine yearlings consigned to the 2020 Northern California Yearling Sale. Listed below the farm’s consignment are the Harris Farms’ stallion-sired yearlings at the sale. All sale horses are listed with links to their catalog pages. […]

Harris Farms’ Soi Phet Stakes Connections

Edited from Los Alamitos Publicity Cypress, CA (June 25, 2020) – Fresh off a gate-to-wire 92-1 shocker in the Crystal Water Stakes on the Santa Anita turf, Grinning Tiger will try to remain perfect at Los Alamitos in the $100,000 Soi Phet Saturday. A one-mile event for 3-year-olds & up bred or sired in California, […]

Three Winners at Pleasanton with Harris Connections

Coalinga, CA (June 20, 2020) – Three horses with connections to Harris Farms came home winners on the June 20th card at Pleasanton. Fireitup, the 2-year-old daughter of Desert Code, who was second in her debut, broke her maiden second time out in the 1st race going five furlongs by two and one-quarter lengths. Bred […]

K. B. Sareen and Om

Courtesy of CTBA.com By Emily Shields Coalinga CA June 19, 2020 – Kulbhushan Sareen—known to all as K. B. —never would have guessed he would end up breeding horses. In fact, his route to California from his boyhood in Calcutta was so circuitous that it’s a surprise he is in the sport at all. But […]

Tiger Dad Draws Away to Win Thor’s Echo

Courtesy of Santa Anita Publicity ARCADIA, CA. (June 13, 2020) – With most of the attention focused on last year’s winner, trainer Carla Gaines’ “Avis choice,” consistent Tiger Dad, set the tone early as he battled head and head for the lead with a well-meant Principe Carlo, eventually gaining the ascendency in deep stretch as […]

Santa Anita Daily Double for Harris Farms-sired Runners

Arcadia, CA (June 13, 2020) – Reign of Fire, the 2-year-old daughter of Vronsky and Smiling Annie, the 5-year-old daughter of Smiling Tiger opened today’s card at Santa Anita with a Harris Farms-sired daily double. Reign of Fire earned her maiden special weight victory over four and one-half furlongs on the main track with some […]

Adoption Stories: Spot the Diplomat

Coalinga, CA (June 13, 2020) – Periodically, we will spotlight Thoroughbred Aftercare stories about horses with connections past and present to Harris Farms. John Harris is a passionate advocate of the racing industry finding caring homes for horses after their racing careers are over. Spot the Diplomat was bred and raced for Harris Farms early […]

Desert Law Returns in Thor’s Echo S.

Courtesy of Horse Racing Nation) Arcadia, CA (June 10, 2020) – Idle since late July, Harris Farms’ homebred Desert Law is back to defend his title on Saturday in Santa Anita’s $100,000 Thor’s Echo Stakes at six furlongs. A 6-year-old chestnut gelding by Desert Code, Desert Law is trained by Carla Gaines and will be […]

Fashionably Fast Second in the G2 Triple Bend S.

Arcadia, CA (June 7, 2020) – Fashionably Fast, our Harris Farms homebred, stepped up into graded stakes company for the first time in his career today in the $200,000 Triple Bend Stakes (G2) going seven furlongs at Santa Anita Park. Although he did not come home with his seventh consecutive victory, we could not be […]

Grinning Tiger Wire-to-Wire in Crystal Water S.

Controlling speed is always dangerous. Underestimated controlling speed even moreso. Grinning Tiger showed the field and the betting public that he was not to be overlooked with a frontrunning victory in the $101,500 Crystal Water Stakes going one mile over the firm turf course at Santa Anita. The reigning Oregon-bred Horse of the Year had […]

Super Patriot Salutes in Fran’s Valentine S.

Super Patriot is a bridesmaid no more. The 5-year-old mare, bred by Harris Farms, opened the stellar race card at Santa Anita Park with her victory in the $100,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes for California-breds. Settling off the pace for the one mile turf journey, whe was not hurried, despite a moderate pace by jockey Flavien […]

Streaking Fashionably Fast in G2 Triple Bend

Courtesy of CTBA.com ARCADIA, CA (June 6, 2020) – Fashionably Fast risks his six-race win streak in Sunday’s $200,000 Grade II Triple Bend Stakes at Santa Anita. Fashionably Fast is by Lucky Pulpit, out of the Forestry mare Fall Fashion, was bred by Harris Farms, is owned by Harris Farms, Antonsen or Nicoletti and is […]

Acclamation’s Take the One O One Wires the Field at Santa Anita

Arcadia, CA (May 22, 2020) – Take the One O One, the multiple stakes winning son of Acclamation, took the field on a merry gallop to win the 8th race on today’s card at Santa Anita, a one mile turf allowance with a purse of $51,000. Hustled out of the gate by jockey Jose Valdivia, […]

Smiling Shirlee Sparkles in Evening Jewel Victory

Courtesy of Santa Anita Park – Arcadia, CA (May 16, 2020) – Unhurried early from her rail post position, Smiling Shirlee, under confident handling from Mike Smith, came running late to overhaul a well meant Bella Vita in taking Saturday’s $150,000 Evening Jewel Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Jeff Bonde, the 3-year-old daughter of […]

Songofthedesert Scores Santa Anita Allowance Win

Arcadia, CA (May 16, 2020) – The second day back to racing at Santa Anita Park produced a sharp performance from Songofthedesert. The 5-year-old daughter of Desert Code made it look easy in the 2nd race, a $51,000 allowance going five and one-half furlongs over the fast main track. Breaking from post two, Songofthedesert had […]

Harris Farms’ Civil Suit Dazzles in 14-Length Maiden Win

Arcadia, CA (May 15, 2020) – Harris Farm’s homebred Civil Suit blew the field away in her first start over the main track to break her maiden by nearly fourteen lengths in the 7th race as racing resumed at Santa Anita Park. The 4-year-old filly had made her first two starts sprinting on the turf, […]

Harris Farms-bred Don’t Unzip Me Wins MSW at Golden Gate

Albany, CA (May 15, 2020) – The second horse with Harris Farms connections to win on the Golden Gate card was Don’t Unzip Me. The 3-year-old filly earned her maiden special weight win in the 3rd race going one mile over the firm turf course by a length and one-half. Don’t Unzip Me was bred […]

Golden Gate Allowance Win for Slam Dunk Sermon

Albany, CA (May 15, 2020) – Rousing Sermon son Slam Dunk Sermon made it two wins in four starts with his victory in the 2nd race at Golden Gate Fields, a five and one-half furlong allowance over the all weather surface. Making his second start against winner, the 3-year-old gelding was away alertly. The prevailing […]

Ardie the Legend (1939-2020)

One of the area’s most devoted racing fans and boosters passed away in late April—Ardie Der Manouel. Ardie was instrumental in making and keeping the Big Fresno Fair the most successful and popular racing fair in California. He will be deeply missed, but his legendary spirit will live on. Harris Farms has reserved the name, […]

HARRIS FARMS’ RESPONSE TO COVID-19 (CORONOVIRUS)

Coalinga, CA (March 20, 2020) -The Harris Farms’ top priority is the health and safety of our employees, customers, and communities where we work. When faced with decisions and business practices that mayimpact health and safety, we always proceed with an abundance of caution and we remainvigilant in this dedication throughout the unfolding impact and […]

A NOTICE TO OUR VALUED CLIENTS: COVID-19

           A NOTICE TO OUR VALUED CLIENTS: Coalinga, CA (March 19, 2020) – Due to importance of trying to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and in an effort to keep our employees healthy, we at Harris Farms are currently not allowing visitors and restricting access to farm personal only. We are […]

Video Highlights of Harris Farms Stallion Show

Coalinga, CA (January 31, 2020) – Enjoy highlights of the Harris Farms Stallion Show from January 25th. Below is the time of appearance of each stallion: Lakerville :06 Smiling Tiger 1:15 Vronsky 2:03 Acclamation 3:02 Prospect Park 4:02 Conquest Farenhheit 4:54 Om 5:48 Rousing Sermon 7:07 Majestic Harbor 8:16 Jeranimo 9:31

John Harris Visits Two-Year-Olds in Training

Coalinga, CA (March 21, 2020) – The daily operations at Harris Farms Horse Division continues uninterrupted. Today, John Harris stopped in to watch the two-year-olds go through their paces with farm trainer Per Antonsen.    

Tamarando’s Half-Brother wins G3 San Luis Rey S.

Courtesy of the BloodHorse.com Arcadia, CA (March 21, 2020) – Amid COVID-19 restrictions that left a Santa Anita Park grandstand void of owners, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams had reason to smile from afar March 21 when their 7-year-old homebred gelding Ward ‘n Jerry rallied off the final turn en route to a 1 1/4-length […]

The ’20 Lord Nelson-Unzip Me Colt Pictorial

Farm Manager Jonny Hilvers with the ’20 Unzip Me colt by Lord Nelson, bred by Harris Farms, Don Valpredo, and Martin Jones. He looks like he is going to be a fast one just like his mama! (His papa was pretty fast too!) Pictured at one month of age. His dam is booked to Harris […]