November 14, 2023
Dear friends and colleagues,
I’d like to share a few changes within our horse division, specifically our in-house training
program located in Coalinga.
Our longtime farm trainer, Per Antonsen, will be transitioning into a consulting role, focused on
enhancing communication, evaluation of horses and providing insight to the status of Harris
Farms owned horses in training at each racetrack in California. Per will work closely with Jonny
Hilvers in providing feedback and recommendations for the betterment of our racing goals.
Per has led our in-house training program in Coalinga for over four decades, training both home
bred as well as client horses. He has trained several of the very best that California has produced.
Per has an exceptional ability to analyze talent in young horses and train them to reach their
potential. We look forward to continuing to work with Per in advancing our strategy to remain a
premier Californian racing operation.
Dan Morgan will now be leading the training operations under the management of Jonny Hilvers.
Dan has spent his entire career in the racing industry and will continue to build on the program
we have in place today. We have lofty expectations for our program, and we’re committed to
continue the legacy of Harris Farms racing under Dan’s leadership.
We look forward to visiting with you where “the turf meets the surf”, “the great race place”,
“where the bay comes to play”, or a local racetrack or betting venue near you. As we face
headwinds and challenges within our industry, it’s always refreshing and reassuring that we can
all work together and are aligned in our efforts to advocate for the continuation and betterment of
Dan Morgan is available by cell at (602) 920-1920 or email Dan.Morgan@harrisfarms.com or
you can contact Jonny Hilvers at (559) 903-4391 or JonnyHilvers@harrisfarms.com.
We welcome you to come and visit our facilities and tour our operations. I’m committed to the
continuation of our sport which we all love.
John C. Harris