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 […]

Om: A Rare New Regional Value Sire for 2020

By Chris McGrath – Courtesy of Thoroughbred Daily News (March 7, 2020) – OM (Munnings–Rare Cat, by Tabasco Cat), Harris Farms, $7,500 Alydar’s disappointing legacy at stud gets additional mitigation here, as he is responsible for the second dam of a very fast and hardy horse in Om. Here’s a rookie who looks very eligible […]

First Foal for Multiple Stakes Winner Conquest Farenheit

Coalinga CA (March 6, 2020) – The first reported foal by Conquest Farenheit , a grade 2-placed, multiple stakes-winning son of Scat Daddy, is Rockingham Ranch’s dark bay or brown colt out of Miss Sea Cup, an allowance-winning daughter of Sea of Secrets. Foaled February 14 at Harris Farms, the colt is a half-brother to […]

Fashionably Fast Wins His Sixth Straight! Peter Lurie post race interview with Dean Pederson and John Harris.

Arcadia, CA (March 1, 2020) – Harris Farms, Inc., Per Antonsen, and John Nicoletti’s Fashionably Fast made it six straight visits to the winner’s circle with a gutty performance in the $100,000 Tiznow Stakes for California-breds going one mile over the fast main track at Santa Anita Park. Stepping up in distance, the chestnut son […]

Spiced Perfection Repeats as California-bred Horse of the Year

ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2020) – Spiced Perfection, the daughter of Smiling Tiger, became the first female to repeat as California-bred Horse of the Year, which was announced at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner at the Sheraton San Gabriel on Tuesday night. To read about her historic championship season, click […]

Grinning Tiger Oregon-bred Horse of the Year

Grand Ronde, OR (Feb. 22, 2020) —Grinning Tiger, the son of Smiling Tiger, was named the Oregon-bred Horse of the Year and champion Older Gelding of the Year at the Oregon Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association annual awards banquet held on Feb. 22 at the Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde. Campaigning for Tyree Wolesenky, […]

Smiling Tiger’s Baja Sur Washington Horse of the Year

Auburn, WA (February 22, 2020) – Baja Sur, the son of Smiling Tiger, was named horse of the year, champion sprinter and champion 3-year-old at the 2019 Washington Annual Awards Dinner and Horsemen Stimulus Auctions held on February 22 at Emerald Downs. A champion at two last season, Baja Sur was a stakes winner in […]

Tiznow Stakes Next for Fashionably Fast

Coalinga CA (February 23, 2020) – Fashionably Fast will step up in trip when making his next start on March 1 in the $100,000 Tiznow Stakes, for California-breds going one mile at Santa Anita Park. The Lucky Pulpit gelding is currently on a five race win streak at sprint distances, which began with consecutive allowance […]

Slam Dunk Sermon’s Got Game

Albany, CA (February 13, 2020) – The tip-off of the NBA All Stars Weekend begins today with their rising stars. Slam Dunk Sermon showed the contemporaries of his sport today that he’s got game with a dazzling maiden score at Golden Gate Fields. Making his second career start, the 3-year-old Rousing Sermon son was eye-catchingly […]