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 […]

Songofthedesert Wins Del Mar Allowance

Del Mar, CA (July 26, 2020) – Songofthedesert, made it two-in-a-row and three wins in her last four starts with her clear cut victory in the 7th race at Del Mar, a $51,000, five furlong allowance over the firm turf course. The 5-year-old daughter of Desert Code came out of post eight with the lead, […]

Harris Farms-sired Trifecta at Del Mar

Del Mar, CA (July 26, 2020) – Harris Farms-sired runners Songofthedesert, Queensbeccaandjane, and Smiling Annie filled the first three positions in the 7th race at Del Mar, a five furlong turf allowance with a purse of $51,000. Songofthedesert was the winner. She is a daughter of Desert Code. Runner-up Queensbeccaandjane is a 3-year-old filly by […]

Acclamation Mare Wins Featured Pleasanton Allowance

Pleasanton, CA (July 25, 2020) – My Sweet Lou ran the fastest Equibase Speed Figure of her career while taking the 7th race at Pleasanton, the featured six furlong allowance over the fast track. Carrying co-highweight of 127 pounds, the 5-year-old daughter of Acclamation was on the engine from the start. She carved out fractions […]

Preaching Trainer Earns Gritty Del Mar Allowance Win

Del Mar, CA (July 24, 2020) – Preaching Trainer, our Harris Farms’ homebred, gamely overcame more trouble than a horse needs sprinting five furlongs to win the 7th race at Del Mar, a allowance over the firm turf course. Breaking from post eleven, the 4-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit maintained a midpack position down the […]

Grade One Sire Tizbud 1999-2020

  Coalinga, CA (July 20, 2020) – Harris Farms resident stallion Tizbud, the Grade One sire and full brother to Tiznow, was euthanized on July 20, 2020 due to an overall decline in health. Tizbud was pensioned at the farm, in 2018, where he was foaled, raised and stood at stud. Tizbud, was bred by […]

Slam Dunk Sermon Wins Pleasanton Nightcap

Pleasanton, CA (July 18, 2020) – Slam Dunk Sermon is showing himself to be a model of consitency in his young career. The 3-year-old son of Rousing Sermon has finished in the top three in five of his six lifetime starts. He came home the winner in his latest outing, a five and one-half furlong […]

Super Patriot Seeks Osunitas Stakes Win

Courtesy of CTBA.com DEL MAR, CA (July 11, 2020) – Fran’s Valentine Stakes winner Super Patriot, and fellow California-breds Cordiality and Sedamar who chased her, are entered in Sunday’s $65,000 Osunitas Stakes for fillies and mares at Del Mar. Super Patriot is by Unusual Heat, out of the Redattore mare Patriot C H, was bred […]

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 […]