Slam Dunk Sermon Scores Decisive Victory at Golden Gate

Albany, CA (September 18, 2020) – Slam Dunk Sermon earned the fourth victory of his first season of racing with a decisive performance in the 6th race at Golden Gate Fields going six furlongs over the all weather. The 3-year-old son of Rousing Sermon has moved up the ladder steadily in his eight career starts […]

Majestic Harbor’s Second Winner Cruises Home 10-Lengths Best

Shelbyville, IN (September 14, 2020) – Diamond Solitaire became the second winner for California’s Leading Freshman Sire Majestic Harbor with an emphatic ten length victory in maiden special weight company at Indiana Grand Race Course. Ten fillies lined up in the 9th race, with Diamond Solitaire favored off her debut third over the course on […]

Update – Operating Normally During Fire Season

Like many in California, the smoke from the wildfires have impacted the look of our skies, but we are operating normally. Our daily routine continues and both Harris Farms and River Ranch locations, employees, and horses are safe. The weanlings are happily oblivious and are enjoying grazing in the paddock. Our thoughts are with all […]

Harris Farms Sale Consignment Graduate Wins Del Mar Juvenile Turf S.

Big Fish, a graduate of the Harris Farms consignment at the 2019 California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Northern California Yearling Sale won the $102,500 Del Mar Juvenile Turf Stakes going one mile at Del Mar. The son of Mr. Big, out of the Into Mischief mare Perched was the second horse through the ring. Legacy Ranch, […]

Vronsky Filly Wires Field in Golden Gate MSW

Bold Mistress, who was second in her career debut, went one better in the 6th race at Golden Gate fields, a five furlong maiden special weight over the all weather. The 2-year-old Vronsky filly jumped straight to the lead from the inside post. She was pressured through an opening quarter in 21:78 and was clear […]

Unlimited Spending: An OTTB Success Story

Coalinga, CA (September 5, 2020) – Unlimited Spending is a great example of the Off The Track Thoroughbred (OTTB) excelling in a second career. The Harris Farms homebred was foaled in 2007. The bay gelding is a son of Tizbud, out of the Political Ambition mare, Spending Limits. His second dam was the Harris Farms’ […]

Harris Farms Exacta in Del Mar Maiden Special Weight

Del Mar, CA (September 4, 2020) – It was a Harris Farms’ connected exacta in the 2nd race at Del Mar as our homebred Coalinga Road got the better of Count Alexei (Vronsky) in the five furlong maiden special weight dash over the firm seaside turf course. Count Alexei caught a flyer out of the […]

She’s Got Heart is All Heart at Golden Gate

Albany, CA (September 3, 2020) – She’s Got Heart graduated from the maiden special weight ranks with a frontrunning score in the nightcap at Golden Gate Fields going six furlngs over the all weather. First out of the gate, the 3-year-old Acclamation filly was not give a moments peace on the lead. She shook off […]

Harris Farms-bred Closing Remarks Debuts a Winner at Del Mar

Del Mar, CA (August 31, 2020) – Closing Remarks, our Harris Farms homebred, ran like a seasoned professional, debuting a winner in the 4th race at Del Mar, a maiden special weight going five furlongs over the firm turf course. The 2-year-old Vronsky filly drew post two in the field of ten. She was no […]

First Winner for Freshman Sire Majestic Harbor

Shelbyville, IN (August 31, 2020) – Grade 1-winning Freshman Sire Majestic Harbor had his first winner today when Dance Money proved best in a $33,000 maiden special weight going five and one-half furlongs at Indiana Grand Race Course. Breaking sharply from post five in the field of six over the fast main track, the 2-year-old […]

Needless to Say Announces Herself in Del Mar Romp

Del Mar, CA (August 23, 2020) – Needless to Say announced her arrival on the racing scene with an emphatic victory in her career debut in the 8th race at Del Mar, a five and one-half furlong maiden special weight over the fast main track. Our Harris Farms homebred filly had a series of strong […]

Vronsky Colt Doc Adams Debuts a Winner at Golden Gate Fields

Albany CA, (August 23, 2020) – Vronsky juvenile Doc Adams made a very professional career debut in the 8th race at Golden Gate Fields, a maiden special weight going six furlongs over the all weather. Cleanly away from the gate, the speed went on and Doc Adams settled three lengths off the early leaders. Wide […]

Take the One O One Wire-to-Wire at Del Mar

Del Mar, CA (August 22, 2020) – Take the One O One, the son of Acclamation, turned in a very professional performance against allowance foes on Pacific Classic Day at Del Mar. Seven lined up for the 8th race going one mile over the main track for a purse of $71,682. Take the One O […]

Smiling Tiger Yearling Colt Tops Washington Sale

Courtesy of Bloodhorse.com Auburn, WA (August 18, 2020) – For the second time in the past four years, a colt by Smiling Tiger topped the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association’s annual summer sale, which was held Aug. 18 at the WTBOA sales pavilion located at Emerald Downs in Auburn. The sale topper, Hip 57, […]

Kristi’s Tiger Tops in Del Mar Allowance

Del Mar, CA (August 16, 2020) – Kristi’s Tiger, the 3-year-old daughter of Smiling Tiger, made her third career visit to the winner’s circle with her victory in the 4th race at Del Mar, a one mile allowance with a purse of $46,420. A winner at five and one-hald and six and one-half furlongs, today’s […]

Vronsky Sires Top Selling Filly at Northern California Yearling Sale

Pleasanton, CA (August 11, 2020) – A daughter of Vronsky was the top selling filly at the 2020 Northern Califoria Yearling Sale. The chestnut filly was consigned at Hip 102 by Hanson’s River Ranch. Produced by the Poteen mare, Seasontoperfection, she is a half-sister to three winners. She is from the immediate female family of […]

Tamarando Colt Sells for 12-Times the Northern California Yearling Sale Median

Pleasanton, CA (August 11, 2020) – A colt from the second crop of Tamarando, consigned by Harris Farms, sold for more than 12-times the median price and 4.5+ times the sale average at the 2020 Northern California Yearling Sale at Pleasanton. Hip 12 was produced by the stakes winning and stakes producing Talking Man mare, […]

Claim of Passion Wins Del Mar Allowance

Del Mar, CA (August 9, 2020) – Claim of Passion unleashed a breathtaking turn of foot through the stretch to win the 5th race at Del Mar, a one mile allowance over the fast main track. The 4-year-old Acclamation gelding was away alertly from the inside post and set up shop just off the leaders […]

Harris Farms Consignment at 2020 Northern California Yearling Sale

Harris Farms and Harris Farms, Agent have a combined nine yearlings consigned to the 2020 Northern California Yearling Sale, August 11 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA. 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 […]

Smiling Angelo Earns Golden Gate Allowance Win

Albany, CA (August 7, 2020) – Following Nardini’s win in the 4th race, the second allowance winner on the Golden Gate card by a Harris Farms sire was Smiling Angelo, who determinedly earned his victory in the 7th race, going six furlongs over all weather. Dashing to the lead from post three, the 5-year-old Smiling […]

Acclamation Filly Scores Third 2020 Victory

Albany, CA (August 7, 2020) – Nardini, the daughter of Acclamation, earned her third win in 2020 with what the chart caller noted was a “stubborn victory” in the 4th race at Golden Gate, a six furlong allowance over the all weather. The 4-year-old filly carried top weight of 126 pounds in the field of […]

Harris Farms Health Statement – West Nile Virus

Coalinga, CA (August 4, 2020) – Harris Farms is deeply concerned with the health and well being of all equines. Among the many good practices we embrace, here is our farm’s vaccination policy For West Nile Virus. West Nile virus is included in the list of core vaccines that the American Association of Equine Practitioners […]

Maiden Special and New Black-Type Earner for Vronsky

Del Mar, CA (August 1, 2020) – On Mars and Reign of Fire gave Vronsky a solid day at Del Mar. The former earned her maiden special weight victory and the latter became his latest black-type performer. On Mars came from off the pace to win the 11th race going one mile over the firm […]

El Tigre Terrible Roars to Victory in the Real Good Deal

Del Mar, CA (July 31, 2020) – El Tigre Terrible exploded with an eye-catching turn of foot to win the $125,000 Real Good Deal Stakes going seven furlongs over the fast main track at Del Mar. The 3-year-old son of Smiling Tiger earned champion state-bred juvenile honors last season in the California. This year, his […]

Compratore 2010-2020

Harris Farms home-bred Compratore ( AKA Harley) was humanly euthanized July 18 due to a freak pasture accident. Compratore. a 10yr gelding by Redatore out of the Dixieland Band mare Southern Charm, was campaigned by owners John Harris, Don Valpredo, and John Niccoletti. Although not as accomplished on the racetrack as his siblings, Compratore did […]