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 […]

Spiced Perfection Repeats as Dual Cal-bred Champion and HOTY Finalist

Arcadia, CA (February 5, 2020) – Smiling Tiger’s Spiced Perfection, the reigning California-bred Horse of the Year, Champion Sprinter and Champion 3-year-old filly continued to add accolades to her resume being named Champion California-bred Older Female, Champion California-bred Sprinter, and she was named a finalist for California-bred Horse of the Year. Spiced Perfection put on […]

Acclimate Dual Cal-bred Champion and HOTY Finalist

Arcadia, CA (February 5, 2020) – Acclimation was no stranger to championship accolades. He has passed that tradition onto his son, Acclimate, who was named Champion California-bred Older Male and Champion California-bred Turf Horse. He is also a finalist for California Horse of the Year. A dual graded stakes winner during his 5-year-old season, Acclimate […]

El Tigre Terrible Champion Cal-bred 2YO Colt

Arcadia, CA (February 5, 2020) – El Tigre Terrible, the son of Smiling Tiger, was named Co-Champion California-bred 2-year-old male! The bay gelding broke his maiden in frontrunning style on July 19 at Del Mar. Came from off the pace to earn his second win on September 1 at Del Mar. Switching from dirt to […]

First Foals for Prospect Park

COALINGA, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2020) — The first foals by the Tapit Grade 2 stakes winner of $539,770 Prospect Park arrived almost simultaneously at 7:00 am Saturday, February 1 at Harris Farms. Classy Lady Liz, a winning daughter of Papa Clem, delivered a dark bay colt, her first foal, for breeder Dana Rocheford. Stakes-class producer […]

Scenes From the Harris Farms Annual Stallion Show

Coalinga, CA (January 25, 2020) – An enthusiastic crowd of racing industry members gathered at Harris Farms on January 25 for our annual Stallion Open House. The bright outlook for the future of the California racing and breeding industry was shared by all, even if the local skies didn’t quite reflect the sunny mood of […]

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

Fashionably Fast Triumphs in California Cup Sprint

From Santa Anita Publicity ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2020)–Head and head for the early lead, Harris Farms homebred Fashionably Fast proved tough as nails late, as he repelled a stout challenge from late closing Lieutenant Dan to take Saturday’s $150,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint at Santa Anita by a neck, providing him with his […]

Harris Farms Horses Prevalent at Cal Cup Saturday

Looking for something to do this weekend? How about a great getaway to Santa Anita racetrack for the California Cup this Saturday? Besides the world class horse racing, they are having the California Wine Festival and the 2nd Annual Bulldog Derby where all proceeds go to Protecting PAWS Animal Rescue and CARMA. Go to www.SantaAnita.com […]

Harris Farms 2020 Stallion Open House Saturday, January 25th

COALINGA, Calif. (January, 15, 2020) – Harris Farms will host their 2020 open house and stallion show on Saturday, January 25th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Please join us for inspections of the 2020 stallion roster and enjoy food and refreshments. All of the farms stallions will be available for viewing including new for […]

Almost a Factor Preps for Cal Cup Oaks

Coalinga, Calif. (January 13, 2020) – Harris Farms’ bred 3-year-old filly Almost a Factor turned in her final prep today for the $200,000 California Cup Oaks, scheduled for one mile over the turf course at Santa Anita Park on January 18. The bay daughter of The Factor went a half-mile handily over the main track […]