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CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED

VOL. 133 NO. 6

California’s Leading First-Crop Sire, Lucky Pulpit adds an important chapter to the “Sire of Sires� success of PULPIT.

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The Rewards Continue

C O L U M N

From the Executive Corner

by DOUG BURGE It is only fitting that another grade I-winning son of the California stallion Unusual Heat graces the cover of this publication at year end. The perennial leading sire continues to reward his supporters with top quality runners. Three of the five grade I wins by California-breds this year, in fact, were by sons of this champion sire. There is no doubt that he has stamped himself as one of the top stallions in the history of the state. With Unusual Suspect’s win in the grade I, $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup on Nov. 13, 18 individual Cal-breds have now won 24 separate graded stakes races thus far in 2010. With another month of racing left on the calendar, this number is likely to increase even more. Cal-breds also had a very good showing in the recent Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs in Kentucky. Although there were no winners, three Cal-breds ran third in the various races to some of the top horses in the world. There is ample evidence that the quality of horses bred in the state continues to advance. As we look ahead, there is reason for more optimism. A significant purse increase is scheduled to begin at the first of the year, due to the increased takeout on exotic wagers. The takeout increase will be allocated 100 percent to overnight purses. With purses fueling the industry, there is no doubt that this increase will further elevate the worth and demand for horses produced locally. The combination of the purse hike and the new lucrative maiden bonus program offers owners/breeders the necessary return for investing in California. This improvement in the

economics of horse ownership is long overdue, and provides needed justification for racing in the state. The maiden bonus program, which was made possible through the joint efforts of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) and Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC), has been well documented in this publication. The success of the program, however, continues to amaze. Since its inception, the program has yielded more than a 50 percent increase in the number of Cal-bred maiden special weight winners which have generated over $3 million in awards for owners of Cal-breds. In addition, it also has provided for an increased number of horses eligible for the desirable first condition races. Again, significantly rewarding those breeding/racing in California. The one concern that has been communicated since the beginning of this program is that the bonus does not extend to maiden claiming races. With limited resources for funding the program, it was decided to focus on improving and rewarding the maiden special weight winners with a significant bonus. The new overnight purse increase described earlier however, can provide a needed boost to the maiden claiming races. As much as we all strive to breed/own maiden special weight horses, many run in claiming races. The CTBA has encouraged those responsible for the allocation of future new purse money, to strongly consider a significant increase in maiden claiming races. This will provide a balanced program while still incentivizing the production of better horses. Happy Holidays

2010 California-Bred Grade I Winners

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The Usual Q. T.

Evening Jewel

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Unusual Suspect

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Managing Editor’s Welcome

Business As Usual

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Last month, it was business as usual for Unusual Heat, California’s leading stallion since 2008, when his six-year-old son Unusual Suspect became both the 55th California-bred millionaire of all time and his sire’s third grade I winner of this year, with a victory in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes at Hollywood Park on Nov. 13. The sire of the earners of more than $15 million during the last three seasons, Unusual Heat numbers seven other graded stakes winners among his top performers: the 2010 grade I winners The Usual Q. T. ($1,411,320) and Acclamation, the latter of whom is also a grade II winner—along with Pretty Unusual—this year; Unusual Suspect’s full sister Golden Doc A who won the grade I Las Virgenes Stakes in 2008; grade II and grade III winner Lethal Heat; grade II winner Tucked Away; and grade III winner Lightmyfirebaby. Also gracing the cover of this December 2010 issue of our monthly California Thoroughbred magazine is Soul Candy, winner of the signature event during the Oak Tree Racing Association’s California Cup XXI day at Hollywood Park on Oct. 30, the $250,000 Cal Cup Classic Stakes. This month, we pay tribute to Barbara Walter—the breeder, with her late husband Robert, of many of the top Cal-breds of the last three decades—who passed away on Oct. 31, and our CTBA Member Profile features Cal and Jill Fischer whose Madera Thoroughbreds operation of more than 25 years is the breeder and co-owner, with E Z Eight Racing Stable, of Soul Candy. The impressive work done by the upcoming young photographer and journalist Marcie Heacox during this year’s 27th renewal of the Breeder’s Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs in Kentucky is also featured, along with a piece on how Cal-bred Tiznow, the 2000 Eclipse Horse of the Year and two-time Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, is enjoying life in the Bluegrass as a successful sire. Besides a story on the admirable horse rescue, retirement and adoption group, The Second Race, this publication includes both our annual Equine Gift Guide and a Horse Care article titled, “Dealing With Strangles—Research On Tests And Vaccines.” There is also a Guest Forum editorial that takes a humorous look at a horseracing makeover that would certainly gain a lot of attention in the media marketplace, while the balance of this current publication includes all our other regular columns, features and departments that we hope will also prove to be both enjoyable and helpful. Until next time, may you breed the best to the best and not just have to hope for the best! In the Company of. . .actor Don Markel, “The Watchman,” Magic Castle magician Jeff Black and California Thoroughbred’s Charlene “Charlie” Favata (left to right) at the “Halloween Boo-Nanza” Party held during the Oak Tree Racing Association’s California Cup XXI day at Hollywood Park on October 30, 2010.

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Contents

Cover Story

VOLUME 133 NO. 6

On This Month’s Cover Unusual Suspect, a six-year-old horse bred by David Abrams, became both the 55th California-bred millionaire of all time and this year’s third grade I winner by the Golden State’s leading sire since 2008, Unusual Heat (Harris Farms), when he won the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes at Hollywood Park on November 13, 2010. The winner of this year’s $150,000 California Cup Classic Stakes during Cal Cup XXI at Hollywood Park’s Oak Tree Racing Association meet on October 30, 2010, was the four-year-old gelding Soul Candy by Birdonthewire who stands at Cal and Jill Fischer’s Madera Thoroughbreds, the breeder and co-owner—with E Z Eight Racing Stable—of the $205,300-earner. ©Photos by Benoit & Associates

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News Bits The CTBA Working For You California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) Notes—December 2010 Leading Sires in California Leading Lifetime Sires in California Leading Two-Year-Old Sires in California Dates in California CTBA Calendar Classified Advertising Index to Advertisers Index to Stallions Advertised

California-bred Tiznow ($6,427,830), the 2000 Eclipse Horse of the Year and still the only two-time winner of the Breeders’ Cup Classic (grade I), enjoying life as a successful sire at WinStar Farm near Versailles, Kentucky, in November of 2010. 4 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED • DECEMBER 2010

The Grade California-Breds: Unusual Suspect—An Exceptional Individual by Rudi Groothedde

Cover Story—California Cup XXI

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Something New by Emily Shields

Images of Cal Cup Photographs by Katey Barrett

Soul Candy—Absolutely Fantastic by Emily Shields

Ultra Blend—A Joint Effort by Rudi Groothedde

Bruce’s Dream—Cream Of The Crop by Lisa Groothedde

Cost Of Freedom—Taking The Next Step by Ken Gurnick

La Nez—Blossoming In The Fall by Jackie Barnes

Slammer Time—Timing It Perfectly by Steve Schuelein

Swiss Wild Cat—Making A Point ©Katey Barrett

Departments

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by Emily Shields

The 2010 Cal Cup Party: “Halloween Boo-Nanza” Photographs by Ron Mesaros

Features

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In Memoriam: Barbara Walter—An Unforgettable Ride

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From the Executive Office—The Rewards Continue

by Jay Hovdey

Breeders’ Cup World Championships: California Contributes To Another Successful Breeders’ Cup by Marcie Heacox

CTBA Member Profile: Cal & Jill Fischer—Dedicated And Committed by Emily Shields

Industry Insight: Tiznow—A Larger Than Life Cal-Bred by Emily Shields

Another Man’s Treasure: The Second Race—Giving Horses Another Chance by Anthony Andrews

Equine Gift Guide: Holiday Tales by Rudi Groothedde

Horse Care: Dealing With Strangles—Research On Tests And Vaccines by Heather Smith Thomas

Columns

by Doug Burge

Managing Editor’s Welcome—Business As Usual by Rudi Groothedde

Guest Forum: Sound And Fury by Bob Carson

The January 2011 Cover Story

Ballena Vista Farm: California Stallion Station

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Distant View—Toussaud, by El Gran Senor • Sire of Stakes Winners QUISISANA ($317,098, Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Sprint S.), ANTARES WORLD ($285,458, California Oaks, 2nd in American Oaks- G1). • Also sired Stakes Winners HARLENE ($252,907 Cal-National Snow Chief Stake), SOURDOUGH SAM (Gold Rush Stake) and TIMEHASCOMETODAY (ATBA Fall Sales Stake). • Sire of 66% winners from starters with average earnings per runner over $35,400 • California’s leading Freshman Sire 2007 • California’s leading Second Crop Sire 2008 • California’s leading Third Crop Sire of Cal-Breds 2009 • Out of Multiple Grade 1 Winner and Broodmare Of The Year, Toussaud

Nureyev—Chimes of Freedom, by Private Account • Congratulations to 2-Year-Old son Thirtyfirststreet, Maiden Special- Weight Winner on Nov. 20th at Hollywood Park and to 2-Year-Old daughter, Farallon who won her debut by an impressive 8+1/2 lengths at Golden Gate on Aug. 26th. • Sire of daughter, GRAND JOURNEY, the winner of the Group I WATC Derby defeating the boys, and winner of the Group III West Australian Oaks and the Natasha Stakes. • Sire of SOUND JOURNEY, winner of the Group II Alister Clark Stakes and the Group II Patinack Farm Crystal Mile. • Sired Group III stakes-placed Happy Trails and Night at the Opera.

Deputy Commander—Wanted Again, by Criminal Type • Sire of TENTH POWER, winner of the Omaha Stake, has won or placed in 12 of 13 starts in 2010, including three stakes ranking him as one of North America’s leaders by wins this year • Daughter Karakorum Fugitive is a multiple stakes-placed winner that has won or placed in 12 of 14 starts. • His winners also include Monmouth stakes-placed, record setter Call You in Ten and Fuzzywuzzywuzabear. • Leading 2009 California Second Crop sire in California by money and winners • Sire of 92 winners with earnings of more than $1.78 million

STORMIN F EVER Storm Cat-Pennant Fever, by Seattle Slew

A C alifornia L eading S ire b y Earnings w ith O ver $ 3.4-Million in 2 010 a nd C ounting!

Sire of New 2YO Stakes Horse Jerry's Fever, 2nd in Golden Nugget S. on 11/20/10 at Golden Gate!

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CHECK THE LABEL ($493,894) 2010 Multiple Graded Stakes Winner on the Turf, including the G1 Garden City Stakes at Belmont Park.

A LITTLE WARM Adam Coglianese Photo

($752,280) 2010 Multiple Stakes Winner on Dirt, including the $500,000 G2 Jim Dandy Stakes and the Spectacular Bid Stakes.

BIOFUEL Michael Burns photo

($758,492) Canada's 2009 Champion 2-yr-old Filly, in 2010 G1 placed on the Dirt and 4 time Stakes Winner on Poly at Woodbine, including the G3 Selene Stakes.

Stormin Fever’s 2011 Stud Fee: $6,500 (Due when foal stands & nurses)

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Auction Action

News Bits Two bloodstock auctions held in Kentucky during November yielded notable prices for horses with Golden State affiliations. ©Bill Straus Commanding the fifth-highest price of the mammoth 2010 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale was California-bred Golden Ballet, who elicited a winning bid of $1.4 million from Aisling Duignan, agent for Coolmore Stud, on Nov. 8. The 12-year-old daughter of Moscow Ballet won the Santa Anita Oaks (grade I) and Las Virgenes Stakes (grade I) en route to securing a title as her home state’s champion sophomore filly of 2001, and gained prominence in 2010 as the dam of Belmont Stakes (grade I) winner Drosselmeyer. Golden Ballet was bred by Dutton & Popovich and sold in foal to Unbridled’s Song.

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Golden Ballet

Another California champion, the 2007 two-year-old filly titleholder Spring Awakening, sold for $450,000 to Brookdale Farm, agent. The grade-I placed, dual stakes winner by In Excess (Ire) was bred to Tapit last May. Also at the vendue, Spring Awakening’s winning full sister Mary Ellise, six, was purchased for $115,000 by Daniel Burke for Longford Farm while in foal to More Than Ready. Both mares were bred in California by Gerald Frankel. Six-year-old Secret Kin, a grade III-

placed, multiple stakes winner by the Ballena Vista Farm stallion Sea of Secrets, sold for $130,000 as a broodmare prospect to SF Bloodstock LLC. Making headlines late in the Keeneland sale, which was conducted in Lexington from Nov. 8-20, was Da’ Tara, the 2008 Belmont Stakes winner who sold for $180,000 to Foye Genetics, agent. The five-yearold racing or stallion prospect is a product of California breeding: he is by the state-bred 2000 Eclipse Horse of the Year Tiznow out of the statebred, dual stakes-placed winner Torchera, by Pirate’s Bounty. The 2010 Fasig-Tipton November Sale, held in Lexington on Nov. 7, was notable for the $200,000 transaction of Don’t Forget Gil. The fouryear-old daughter of the Tommy Town Thoroughbreds sire Kafwain is a grade I-placed, grade III winner and was purchased by SF Bloodstock as a broodmare prospect.

Zenyatta Retires As Racing’s Leading Female

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Zenyatta at Hollywood Park on the day of her retirement, November 17, 2010

On Nov. 17, dual Eclipse Champion Older Female Zenyatta was officially retired from her racing career. The six-year-old Street Cry (Ire) mare, who is owned by California Thoroughbred Breeders Association members Jerry and Ann Moss, achieved several unprecedented accomplishments during her 20-race journey. In addition to winning 19 consecutive races to equal a modern North American record, she concluded her career as North America’s highestearning female racehorse in history and as the ninth-highest earner among both genders with her $7,304,580 bankroll. She won 13 grade I races, highlighted by the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic and the 2008 Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic. Zenyatta will commence her broodmare career at Lane’s End in Kentucky in 2011.

Important Dates for Sunshine Millions IX TM

Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010

$100 Early Bird Nominations Close

Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011

$1,000 Regular Nominations Close

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011

Pre-Entries

Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011

Post Position Draw

Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011

SUNSHINE MILLIONS IX

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Cal-Bred Mare Produces Breeders’ Cup Winner Unrivaled Belle, a four-year-old daughter of the California-bred mare Queenie Belle, defeated some of the sport’s classiest distaffers in the grade I, $1,818,000 Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic at Churchill Downs on Nov. 5. The Unbridled’s Song filly, whose 1 3/4-length victory boosted her total bankroll to $1,774,929, has now won six of her 12 starts, with five seconds. Thirteen-year-old Queenie Belle, a Bertrando mare bred by Marshall Naify and Edward Nahem, has won six of 22 career starts, highlighted by a pair of grade II stakes, and earned $605,130.

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Santa Anita Readies For A Welcome Return To Racing After a break of more than eight months, Santa Anita Park opens its doors again to live horseracing when the 74th renewal of the Arcadia track’s 2010/2011 Winter-Spring meet begins on Sunday, Dec. 26. Following a meeting of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) on Nov. 9, when the regulatory group unanimously approved a waiver allowing Santa Anita to complete the installation of a new main track consisting of clay and sand, a schedule of 53 stakes races worth $9.85 million was announced. The richest race of this 76-day meet, featuring 46 graded stakes races, will be the $1,000,000 Santa Anita Derby on April 9, while eight other grade I events are scheduled through Santa Anita’s closing day of Sunday, April 17. The $1.8 million Sunshine Millions IX day exclusively for California-breds and Florida-breds on Jan. 29, features the Distaff, Turf and Sprint at Santa Anita worth a total of $800,000, while the meet’s other races for Cal-breds include five $100,000 events; the two editions of the California Breeders’ Champion Stakes on Dec. 26-27; the Valentine Dancer and Sensational Star Handicaps on Feb. 26-27, respectively; and the Irish O’Brien Stakes on March 19.

California’s 2011 Racing Calendar Set On Nov. 9, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) approved the 2011 racing calendar for Southern and Northern California, with the exception of Fairplex Park’s Los Angeles County Fair meet and Hollywood Park’s Oak Tree Racing Association and Fall meetings. The Thoroughbred circuit in the South includes: Santa Anita Park (Dec. 26, 2010-April 17, 2011); Hollywood Park (April 20-July 17); and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (July 20-Sept. 7). In the North, the dates are: Golden Gate Fields (Dec. 26, 2010-June 12, 2011, Aug. 19-Oct. 2 and Oct. 19-Dec. 18); Stockton’s San Joaquin County Fair (June 15-19); Pleasanton’s Alameda County Fair (June 22-July 10); Sacramento’s California State Fair at Cal Expo (July 13-24); Santa Rosa’s Sonoma County Fair (July 27-Aug. 14); Ferndale’s Humboldt County Fair (Aug. 21-22); and The Big Fresno Fair (Oct. 5-16).

Cal-Bred Duo Become Millionaires In the space of just nine days, the three-year-old filly Evening Jewel and the six-year-old horse Unusual Suspect became the latest California-bred millionaires. With a third-placed finish worth $99,000 in the grade I, $909,000 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, on Nov. 5, Evening Jewel’s 13-race record improved to six wins, five seconds, two thirds and $1,015,943 in earnings. A grade I winner on both turf and all-weather Polytrack in ©Heacox 2010, she is by Northern Evening Jewel Afleet out of the Giant’s Causeway mare Jewel of the Night and was bred by the late Betty Mabee and her son Larry. Unusual Suspect’s win ©Benoit in the grade I, $250,000 Unusual Suspect Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes at Hollywood Park on Nov. 13, made him the 55th Cal-bred millionaire of all time with $1,035,171 earned from nine wins and 14 placings in 55 starts. By Unusual Heat (Harris Farms) out of the 2007/2008 California Broodmare of the Year, Penpont (NZ), he was bred by David Abrams who owns him in partnership with his brother Barry—the horse’s trainer—and the latter’s wife Dyan.

Falling Trend Continues With Jockey Club’s 2010 Numbers Released by The Jockey Club late in October, the Report of Mares Bred (RMB) statistics representing approximately 90 percent of the final count for this year’s breeding activity in North America once again show declines both regionally and nationally. Through Oct. 13, a total of 40,576 mares—down 10.5 percent from 45,317—were reported covered by 2,186 stallions—down 9.3 percent from 2,409—overall, while California’s reports showed 2,523 mares bred to 184 stallions as compared to 2,946 to 201 in 2009—drops of 14.4 and 8.5 percent, respectively.

Kentucky again led the rankings with 17,303 mares bred, down 9.2 percent from last year’s total of 19,059, and Florida’s 23.9 percent fall from 4,041 to 3,076 allowed Louisiana to move into the second spot with a 1.5 percent increase to 3,093 from 3,048, while Pennsylvania was again ranked fifth with a total of 1,542, a 3.8 percent drop. Tribal Rule (Ballena Vista Farm) was California’s leading stallion with 101 mares covered, followed by Old English Rancho’s Unusual Heat, the Golden State’s leading sire since 2008, whose 2010 tally was 83.

Making The Grade The following runner(s), either California-bred or sired by stallions currently based in the Golden State, won or placed in graded stakes races in North America (U. S., Canada & Puerto Rico) from October 18 to November 21 inclusive: Evening Jewel f.3. Northern Afleet—Jewel of the Night 3rd Grade I Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint $909,000 7 f. Churchill Downs November 5 Breeders: Betty L. Mabee & Larry Mabee The Usual Q. T. g.3. Unusual Heat—Lunge 3rd Grade I Breeders’ Cup Mile $1,818,000 1 m. (T) Churchill Downs November 6 Breeder: Carlee Van Kempen Unzip Me f.4. City Zip—Escape With Me 3rd Grade II Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint $909,000 5 f. (T) Churchill Downs November 6 Breeders: Harris Farms Inc. & Donald Valpredo Unusual Suspect h.6. Unusual Heat—Penpont (NZ) 1st Grade I Hollywood Turf Cup $250,000 1 1/2 m. (T) Hollywood Park November 13 Breeder: David Abrams

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News Bits Cont’d. Atticus Cathy’s Crunches, a two-year-old filly whose broodmare sire is this Magali Farms resident, won a pair of six-furlong stakes races within a two-week period at Golden Gate Fields: the $50,900 Golden Gate Debutante Stakes on Nov. 6 and the $51,200 Golden Nugget Stakes on Nov. 20.

Elusive Warning This six-year-old son of Elusive Quality, a five-time winner and $487,332-earner who captured a group III race in the United Arab Emirates in 2008, will commence his stallion career in 2011 at Madera Thoroughbreds in Madera.

Flying Victor This grade III-winning son of Flying Paster, a 25-year-old, pensioned stallion who sired the collective earners of more than $7.3 million from 18 lifetime foal crops, died of natural causes at Mares’ Nest Farm in Wilton on Nov. 4.

Forest Command Oak Hill Farm in Paso Robles is the new home of this five-year-old son of Monarchos, a dual graded stakes-placed winner who earned $158,556.

Global Hunter (Arg) This seven-year-old son of Jade Hunter, a grade I winner and $611,365earner who overcame a severe ankle injury after winning his final start in Hollywood Park’s grassy, 2010 American Handicap (grade II), will take up stallion duties in 2011 at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez.

Stallion News $203,150 Patinack Farm Crystal Mile on the turf at Moonee Valley in his native Australia.

Grace Upon Grace This three-year-old colt by Rio Verde, who placed twice in juvenile stakes company in 2009 and who won three of 12 starts overall, has been retired to stand at Lovacres Ranch in Warner Springs.

Kafwain On Oct. 30, this Tommy Town Thoroughbreds resident was flattered by his two-year-old filly Third Chance, a 6 3/4-length winner of the $85,825 Showtime Deb Stakes at Hawthorne Race Course.

Lit de Justice Luisant (GB), a seven-year-old gelding whose broodmare sire is this Magali Farms veteran, defeated 12 rivals in Ireland’s $59,156 www.thetote.com Knockaire Stakes on the Leopardstown turf on Oct. 31.

The Pamplemousse Starting in 2011, Rancho San Miguel in San Miguel will be the home of this fouryear-old son of Kafwain, a dual grade III winner at Santa Anita Park who captured three of five starts and retired with total earnings of $209,280.

Name Foals of Stallion Racing Age Salt Lake (1989)† 1,201 In Excess (Ire) (1987) 896 Bertrando (1989) 906 High Brite (1984)† 896 Roar (1993)† 649 Beau Genius (1985)† 735 Cee’s Tizzy (1987) 697 Turkoman (1982)† 707 Olympio (1988) 491 Stormin Fever (1994) 571 Benchmark (1991) 575 Memo (Chi) (1987)† 507 Unusual Heat (1990) 455 Rhythm (1987)† 965 Deputy Commander (1994)† 562 Swiss Yodeler (1994) 607 Game Plan (1993) 362 Lit de Justice (1990) 385 Moscow Ballet (1982)† 756 Formal Gold (1993)• 420 Sea of Secrets (1995) 369 Valid Wager (1992)† 498 Storm Creek (1993)• 559 Old Topper (1995) 401 Tribal Rule (1996) 247 Houston (1986)† 577 Siberian Summer (1989) 361 Western Fame (1992) 269 Atticus (1992) 392 For Really (1987) 239 Future Storm (1990)• 480 Redattore (Brz) (1995)• 342 Skimming (1996)• 270 Souvenir Copy (1995)• 439

SWs 69 62 50 46 43 39 39 33 30 30 29 28 27 25 24 23 22 22 21 19 19 18 17 15 14 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12

† Indicates stallions who have died or have been retired from the stud. • Indicates stallions who have moved out of state but have California-bred two-year-olds of this year. All sires will remain on the list until the year after their last foals are two-year-olds.

Those Grand Cal-Bred Mares

Good Journey Sound Journey (Aus), a six-year-old son of this Magali Farms shuttle stallion, won his second career stakes title on Oct. 23, when he captured the grade II,

CURRENT CALIFORNIA SIRES OF STAKES WINNERS

Good Journey

Uncle Denny, Kamsack Achieve First Winners In recent weeks, the California-based stallions Uncle Denny and Kamsack each sent out their respective first winners. I’lbeamonkeysuncle, a two-year-old colt from the inaugural crop of 2005 El Camino Real Derby (grade III) winner Uncle Denny, dominated a 5 1/2-furlong maiden special weight race at Portland Meadows on Nov. 16. His sire, an eightyear-old son of In Excess (Ire), resides at Oak Hill Farm in Paso Robles. On Oct. 21, the Crafty Prospector sire Kamsack achieved his initial winner when his three-year-old filly Larla led at every call in a grassy, 1 1/16-mile maiden claiming race at Golden Gate Fields. The 11-year-old stallion, a dual grade II-placed winner, stands at Uncle Denny Cottonwood Creek Ranch in Cottonwood.

At Zia Park’s championship day for New Mexico-breds on Oct. 31, stakes wins on the dirt were recorded by two runners out of California-bred mares. In the $182,690 Peppers Pride New Mexico Classic Cup Championship Fillies and Mares Stakes, the four-year-old filly Cali Baby improved her record to 13-7-2-0 with a 9 1/2-length victory for her first black-type win. Out of the stakes-placed winner Aquarellist, bred by Annabelle Stute, she has earnings of $263,774. Russian Lane, a two-year-colt out of Russian Bonus who won four races and was bred by Vessels Stallion Farm LLC, Robert H. Kieckhefer and John K. Goodman, won the $152,690 New Mexico Classic Cup Juvenile Colt and Gelding Stakes. The dual stakes winner has now earned $157,584 from four wins and a second in five starts. Continued on page 14

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News Bits Cont’d.

Cal-Breds Countrywide Ducky Drake

On Nov. 14, the eight-year-old California-bred gelding Ducky Drake won the $55,090 Lea County Sprint Stakes at Zia Park in New Mexico to improve his record to 40-15-11-5 and $485,939 in earnings. Ralph and Aury Todd’s homebred son of Benchmark (Ballena Vista Farm) was also a black-type winner at the ages of five, six and seven.

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$50,090 Lea County Sprint Stakes November 14, 2010

1st Annual CTBA Golf Tournament* February 14, 2011 Coronado Municipal Golf Course 2000 Visalia Row Coronado, CA $89 per player includes: Green Fees, Cart, Range Balls and Lunch. Tee times beginning at 10:30 a.m. Special room rate available for participants at the

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CTBA Annual Awards Dinner on February 15, 2011 For more information and to sign up, please contact Christy Chapman (800) 573-2822, Ext 247, or christy@ctba.com Note: On February 12, 2011, the largest Fly Over since WWII will be conducted over Coronado. 150,000 people are expected to congregate on the island to witness this historical event. Reserve your room now, and your place on the island, to be a part of history.

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California Closers The Santa Ynez Valley Thoroughbred Association (SYVTA) will have its Annual Holiday Party at the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort in Solvang on Saturday, Dec. 4… The University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) will hold its annual Symposium On Racing & Gaming at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson from Monday, Dec. 6 to Thursday, Dec. 9, during which the Annual Meeting & Marketing Summit of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) will also be held…The California Thoroughbred Farm Managers Association (CTFMA) will have its Annual Holiday Party at Ladera Vista Farm in Fallbrook on Saturday, Dec. 11…The next monthly meeting of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Thursday, Dec. 16…To avoid late fees, the requirements for foal registration with The Jockey Club must be completed by Friday, Dec. 31…Jack Owens, a member of the California Breeders Association (CTBA), was appointed last month to the Board of Directors of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC)…This year’s National Book Award for Fiction was won by the horseracing themed book “Lord of Misrule” by Jaimy Gordon...Released on Oct. 8, the movie “Secretariat” had grossed more than $57 million through Nov. 28. ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Qualifying Claiming Level s The following claiming levels for California owners premiums and stallion awards are currently in effect: Hollywood Park $40,000 (closes Dec. 19) Golden Gate Fields $20,000 (closes Dec. 19 & opens Dec. 26) Santa Anita Park $40,000 (opens Dec. 26)

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News Bits Cont’d. 10 Years Ago Christie K. Steele Christie Steele, who worked at the San Luis Rey Downs Equine Hospital for nearly 20 years, passed away at the San Diego Medical Center/ Kaiser Foundation Hospital on Nov. 10. Born in Fairbanks, Alaska, on June 6, 1944, the huge animal lover is survived by her husband James “Jim” Steele, daughter Toni Koerner, son Scott Layman, stepsons James A. Steele Jr. and Terry A. Steele, brothers Darrell Keith and Gordon Keith, five grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews.

A trio of five-year-old California- Dec. 23, 2000 bred mares swept the grade II, $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap at Hollywood Park on Dec. 23, 2000, when Feverish defeated Gourmet Girl and Lazy Slusan, respectively. Martin and Pam Wygod’s homebred winner, a daughter of Pirate’s Bounty and the ©Benoit Feverish stakes winner Blonde Fever, by Flying Grade II Bayakoa Handicap Paster, raced 10 more times at six before retiring with a bankroll of $908,983 from a 42-12-13-6 record.

25 Years Ago

Capichi closed out her campaign as that year’s California Champion Older Female with a victory in the grade III, $128,750 California Jockey Club Handicap at Bay Meadows Racecourse on Dec. 14, 1985. Bred in California by Jerry Frankel, the five-year-old mare by Agitate out of the stakesplaced winner Shimmering Sea retired five starts later with 11 wins, six placings and $460,950 in earnings from 32 trips to post before becoming the dam of the group I winner, Capricious Lass (Aus).

50 Years Ago The $22,350 Golden Gate Handicap at Golden Gate Fields on Dec. 20, 1960, was won by Prince Cohen, a four-year-old son of Royal Serenade and the two-time winner Sister Cohen. In 1965, the half-brother to three other stakes horses who was bred and owned in California by Alberta Ranches Ltd. completed his career with a record of 44-10-8-7 and $75,855.

PARADISE ROAD RANCH Inquiries to Doreen Spinney 3637 W. Stewart Road, Lathrop, California 95330 (916) 803-5851 e-mail: paradiseranch@wildblue.net

Sold for $200,000 from the first crop of Lion Heart at 2007 Saratoga Yearling Sale. Sold for $320,000 at Barretts March Select Two-Year-Old Sale. By LION HEART, sire of 16 stakes winners, including 2010 performers LINE OF DAVID ($662,000, Arkansas Derby-Gr. I), HEART ASHLEY ($395,895), PRETTY PROLIFIC ($328,051, etc.), undefeated two-year-old KANTHAROS ($185,213, Saratoga Special S.-Gr. II, etc.), also two-year-old grade I stakes-placed Valiant Passion and grade II Winning Lion. His dam, Clever Squaw is by RAHY, broodmare sire of champions GIANT’S CAUSEWAY and RAHY’S ATTORNEY. Second dam is graded stakes winner TRICKY SQUAW, dam of TRICKY SIX, granddam of grade II STANLEY PARK, MO CUISHLE and TURF MELODY. Family of grade Î winner DREAMY MIMI ($585,637).

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BRAVE CAT Lion Heart—Clever Squaw, by Rahy

2011 FEE: $500-LIVE FOAL Booking fee $150

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Barbara Walter: An Unforgettable Ride

In Memoriam by JAY HOVDEY

Breeders’ Cup week was hardly the time for eulogies. Charmant, Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (grade I) Barbara Walter would not have stood for it anyway. Propriety winner Lazy Slusan, San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handbeing her hallmark—she once turned down a somewhat icap (grade I) winner Ringaskiddy, and Charmonnier, who indecent proposal from the young Marlon Brando—the last defeated Hall of Famer Best Pal in the 1991 running of the thing she would do is rain on anyone’s parade. $250,000 California Cup Classic Handicap. But when Walter died early on the morning of Oct. 31, it It would not have taken much for the Walters to have was left to those of us lucky enough to have been counted gone from being big fish in the West Coast pond to being among her friends to make sure her legacy was acknowledged heralded as national household names. Cavonnier, their promptly and remembered with respect for at least as long as pride and joy, missed winning the 1996 Kentucky Derby by Thoroughbreds are bred and raised a margin that is considered the to be raced. narrowest in the history of the Born Jan. 13, 1931, Barbara Walrace. Then in 2000, it was Tout ter was the golden child of an upper Charmant, after the Walters sold crust Manila family who attended a her to Robert McNair, who fell private Catholic girls school in just three-quarters of a length America and met all the right peoshort of winning the Breeders’ ple. Upon settling in San Francisco, Cup Filly and Mare Turf at she moved in the kind of circles that Churchill Downs. led her to the Soviet Union on a In the California Cup pregood will mission at the height of sented on Oct. 30 at Hollywood the Cold War, and to the Cow Park, the Robert H. Walter JuvePalace for the Grand National nile Fillies Stakes was, as usual, rodeo finals on the night that mutupart of the program. Since al friends knew the widowed Bob Robert’s death in May of 2003, Walter, a Santa Rosa rancher and Barbara Walter never missed the real estate developer, would be in trip south to crown the winner of attendance. Sparks eventually flew, the race named in honor of her and they were married in 1980. husband, and a chance to celeOnce they were a team, the Walbrate the memory of their time Barbara Walter (1931-2010) with her beloved Cavonnier ters worked hand in glove. He was together. This time, however, the hands-on horseman, while she was the cupid who dug Bob’s race was run without her. Barbara was hospitalized through the generations to find just the right mix to match earlier that week, weakened by lung disease, and finally their reasonably-priced, beautifully bred stallions Batonnier succumbed to pneumonia. (by His Majesty) and Slewvescent (by Seattle Slew) with Before she was hospitalized, Barbara managed to call this mares who were hardly the belles of the ball. fortunate reporter, mostly to ask about the family, to talk They were, however, inbred and intertwined with fami- about her horses, to offer an update on the 17-year-old lies to die for, rife with the latent influences of Paul Mellon, Cavonnier, lording over a small herd of barren mares in his the Phipps family, Nicholas Brady and Claiborne Farm. generous pasture, just below the Walters’ hilltop home. She Barbara Walter did the math, figuring the nicks, and pars- had tried hard in the seven years since her husband’s death ing precisely how many generations could be relied upon to to squeeze one last good horse out of the scaled-back Vine effectively carry superior genetic information. Hill operation, but it was not meant to be. “I love to see those pedigrees come to life,” Walter would For many of her friends and fellow Thoroughbred consay. noisseurs, the everlasting memory of Barbara Walter was The results were remarkable. Breeding and raising their provided last February at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, horses on the slopes and oak-clustered fields of their Vine when she stood before an appreciative audience to accept Hill Ranch, near the hippie-rich Northern California town induction into the California Thoroughbred Breeders’ of Sebastopol, the Walters brought forth Del Mar Debutante Association Hall of Fame. Barbara protested that it was her (grade II) winner Batroyale, Santa Anita Derby (grade I) husband who truly belonged, and that she was just along for winner Cavonnier, Del Mar Oaks (grade I) winner Tout the ride. The standing ovation said otherwise. ©Rick Simon

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CTBA’s Nor Cal Stallion Tour Enjoys Another Successful Edition The 2010 edition of the Northern California Stallion Tour, sponsored by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA), was held on Oct. 16. The 22 participants all expressed their appreciation for the tour and their delight in attending it. It began at 8:00 a.m. in Elk Grove, where the first stop was Daehling Ranch, owned by Joe Daehling. Joe met us with his ever present smile and charm. He showed the four stallions, Alymagic, Gold Knuckles, Peppered Cat and Thisnearlywasmine. Joe also presented the bus passengers with his customary flats of pansies, which were eagerly divided among all. We then visited West 12 Ranch in Lodi where Matt and Barbara Butterworth hosted us with a delicious hot drink and various “goodies.” Matt presented the two stallions, Quasimodo and Tough Game. Both stallions were attractive and beautifully conditioned. Barb Butterworth gave an educational talk and fielded questions from the group. After departing West 12, we arrived at Sue Greene’s Woodbridge Farm in Oakdale just in time for lunch. Sue had tables and chairs set up in the main barn. They were nicely decorated and she gave an informative and well-received talk as we lunched. Tannersmyman, the resident stallion, joined us for lunch. He appeared to enjoy the company and was a perfect gentleman.

Our next stop was the new Thoroughbred farm, Paradise Road Ranch in Lathrop, managed by Doreen Spinney. As we stepped off the bus, we were each decked out with a lei to complement the Hawaiian motif decorating the table, which was complete with snacks. The young Lion Heart stallion, Brave Cat, was paraded for the tour members to inspect. Our final stop was at Ellen Jackson’s Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville. Ellen, as always, was a charming hostess, offering the eager guests enough delicious food to eliminate the thought of dinner after the tour. All eight Victory Rose stallions were available for inspection; Behrens, Comet Shine, Globalize, Latin American, Many Rivers, Olympio, Pure Thrill and Siberian Summer. The stallions were all in top condition. We left Victory Rose and headed for our Elk Grove departure site. The tour ended at 6:00p.m. All appeared to have had a good time. I feel fortunate to have had the pleasure of leading such a great group of people and appreciate the participation of the farms that hosted our group. As is the custom on the CTBA’s Northern California Stallion Tour, we had a drawing, for the bus participants, of 2011 stallion services. All 15 stallions, with one exception, were offered.—Bill Nichols

2011 Inductees To California Hall Of Fame Announced The quartet of Keith Card, Brian Sweeney, Pirate’s Bounty and Snow Chief will be inducted into the California Hall of Fame next year. The induction ceremony for these people and horses elected by the Board of Directors of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) will be held as part of the CTBA’s Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner to be held at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in Coronado on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. Keith Card, a CTBA Past President, and his wife Barbara are best known as the breeders and owners—in the name of their Hi Card Ranch in Murrieta—of California Flag, the winner of last year’s $909,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, and Linda Card who won the $150,000 California Cup Distaff Handicap in 1990. As the General Manager of the CTBA from 1968 to 1982, during which time Brian Sweeney (1936-2000) used his strength in the

political arena to get favorable horseracing legislation passed that led to increases in purse money and changed the breeders awards structure, including the implementation of the breed-back rule. Pirate’s Bounty (1975-2006), a stakes-winning son of Hoist the Flag who stood at his breeder Martin Wygod and his wife Pam’s River Edge Farm for his entire stud career from 1981 to 1999, sired the winners of more than $31.9 million and was California’s champion sire three times and twice its leading sire of two-year-olds. The Eclipse Champion Three-Year-Old Male of 1986, Snow Chief (1983-2010), was the California Horse of the Year from the ages of two to four during which time he earned $3,383,210 and won six grade I races for his breeder Carl Grinstead (Blue Diamond Ranch) who owned the son of Reflected Glory in partnership with Ben Rochelle.

Dates To Remember Friday, December 31, 2010––California-bred registration for foals of 2009 at $125 fee for CTBA members and $150 fee for non-CTBA members (after Jan. 1, 2011, fee is $750).

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CTBA Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner (2010 California-Bred Champions & 2011 California Hall of Fame Inductees)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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For further information, contact the CTBA’s Event Coordinator Christy Chapman at either christy@ctba.com or (800) 573-2822, extension 247.

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Notes — December 2010 California Thoroughbred Foundation 2010 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS Mrs. Jeanne L. Canty, President Warren Williamson, Vice-President Gregory L. Ferraro, DVM, Treasurer Jane Goldstein, Secretary Peter P. Daily Mrs. Gail Gregson

Gerald F. McMahon Neil O’Dwyer Mrs. Ada Gates Patton Thomas S. Robbins John W. Sadler Peter W. Tunney

Mrs. Kenneth M. Schiffer, Director Emeritus

Portrait Of Noor On Display In Library Various pieces of art from the California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) collection are displayed in the Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library on a rotating basis. Recently on display was a painting of Noor, who was purchased by Charles S. Howard when he was seeking a son of Nasrullah to stand at his California farm. Howard sought to buy the Aga Khan’s Irish Derby winner, Nathoo (GB), for this purpose, but he came in a package with a stablemate, Noor (Eng), also by Nasrullah. Howard reluctantly agreed, and it turned out to be a better deal than he imagined. Noor reached his peak in 1950, when he was the leading money-winning horse and handicap champion. Noor beat Citation in the Santa Anita, San Juan Capistrano, Forty-Niners and Golden Gate Handicaps, setting new world records in the latter two stakes races.

The California Thoroughbred Foundation The California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) is dedicated to the advancement of equine research and education. Since 1958, the Foundation has operated as a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation that can accept tax deductible contributions. For more than four decades, the CTF has sponsored numerous research and educational projects and awarded scholarships to veterinary students at U.C. Davis. The Foundation maintains the Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library, one of the most extensive collections of equine

literature found anywhere. Several generous donations of book collections and artwork form the core of the library, which is housed in the CTBA offices in Arcadia. Among its 10,000 volumes are current veterinary publications, turf histories, sales catalogs, and books spanning a wide range of subjects from equine nutrition and care to fine arts. The latest instructional videos also are available for viewing in the Library. The resources of the CTF’s Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library are available to the public for research and pleasure.

Memorial Donations The CTF accepts donations in memory of relatives and friends, with all such donations allocated to Scholarship Funds of the Foundation and to the Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library. Please remember members of our industry with a donation to the CTF Memorial Fund. Donations may be sent to CTF, P. O. Box 60018, Arcadia, CA 91066-6018.

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Rancho San Miguel

STANDING HIS FIRST SEASON IN 2011

Graded Stakes-Winning Miler

The Pamplemousse KAFWAIN – COMFORT ZONE, BY RUBIANO

N 3 wins in 5 starts, including TWO Graded Stakes at Santa Anita 1st Grade 3 Sham S. by six lengths, posting a 107 Beyer! 1st Grade 3 San Rafael S., at one mile, wire to wire N Odds-on Favorite for the G1 Santa Anita Derby before sustaining a career-ending injury.

N Precocious female family of G2 ArlingtonWashington Lassie S. winner SPECIAL WARMTH. N 2011 Fee: $3,500 Live Foal (No booking fee) N Owned by: A Syndicate

BENOIT & ASSOCIATES

N By California’s leading 2YO sire KAFWAIN. Out of a juvenile-winning half-sister to the dam of G1 Hollywood Futurity winner STORMELLO ($700,100).

“The Pamplemousse had more raw ability than any horse I ever trained. Not only was he fast, but he could carry his speed a long way. I really believed he had Classic potential, it was a travesty that he never had a chance to prove it.” – TRAINER JULIO CANANI

Comic Strip / Marino Marini / McCann’s Mojave Onebadshark / Sought After / Southern Image / Storm Wolf

ALSO STANDING

No Booking Fees for 2011 Seasons / Stud Fees are payable Oct. 1 of year bred

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Storm Wolf

SPEED

THAT SIZZLES!

STORMIN FEVER – EXCLUSIVE ROSETTE, BY ECLIPTICAL

California Graded Stakes Winner by California Leading Sire STORMIN FEVER! N Won 3 of 5 lifetime starts, including a 6-length score in the Grade 2 Lazaro Barrera Memorial S. in 1:22 1/5.

N Broke his maiden in his second start by 7 lengths at Santa Anita, posting a 104 Beyer! By STORM CAT’s #1 leading sire son in California with 2010 earnings of $3.4 million+ and three 2010 Graded stakes winners, STORM WOLF is a full brother to G1-performing, G3 SW MISTY ROSETTE. His dam is record-setting SW EXCLUSIVE ROSETTE. Graded stakes family of MIAMI SUN, CONTACT GAME, etc. His attractive first foals will be yearlings in 2011. N Fee: $2,500 Live Foal

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N Won a Santa Anita allowance by 7 1/2 lengths, setting fractions of :22, :44 4/5, : 56 4/5, and 1:09 flat for a 101 Beyer!

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Marino Marini STORM CAT — HALO AMERICA, BY WAQUOIT

#1 Leading California Third-Crop Sire by 2010 Winners & Stakes Winners With 2010 progeny earnings of $1.1-million+, sire of three 2010 stakes winners headed by SW MONEY LOVER (1st $60,400 Alphabet Kisses S.), MSW HOT FUSION (5 wins in 6 career starts), and undefeated 2-year-old SILVER SENSATION. Total progeny earnings $2 million+! O Fee: $2,500 Live Foal

McCann’s Mojave MEMO – JONI U. BAR, BY NORDIC PRINCE

Record-Setting, Multiple Graded Stakes Winner of $1.5 Million All surface stakes winner including graded victories at 6 1/2F, 1 1/16 miles, and 1 1/8 miles (NTR). Defeated 15 Grade 1 winners including CONGAREE, HEATSEEKER, PERFECT DRIFT, SILVER WAGON, TIAGO, TASTE OF PARADISE and UNFURL THE FLAG. Outstanding first foals will be 2011 yearlings! O Fee: $3,000 Live Foal (Consideration to approved mares)

Sought After SEEKING THE GOLD – SMOLENSK, BY DANZIG

Royally-Bred Stakes Sire From BEST IN SHOW’s Family 18 winners, 3 stakes horses, including Del Mar stakes performer Control Seeker ($140,374) and 2010 SP Mom’s Intuition. Proven sire line. Exceptional female family of BLUSH WITH PRIDE (g’dam of RAGS TO RICHES, etc.) and Broodmare of the Year BEST IN SHOW. O Fee: $2,500 Live Foal

Southern Image HALO’S IMAGE – PLEASANT DIXIE, BY DIXIELAND BAND

California’s #1 Leading Second-Crop Sire by money and winners $1.4 million+ in 2010 progeny earnings and 44 winners 5 current stakes horses, including record-setting SW SOUTHERN FIREBALL, Privilaged (3rd Swale S.-G2), Mallory Square (3rd Florida Oaks-G3), and 2010 mutiple stakes-placed Southern Ridge (3rd $175,000 Long Branch S., etc.) O Fee: $4,000 Live Foal

ALSO STANDING

Comic Strip / Onebadshark / The Pamplemousse

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Unusual Suspect: An Exceptional Individual

The Grade California-Breds

by RUDI GROOTHEDDE In today’s era of fragile and pampered Thoroughbreds who are whisked away to the breeding shed well before their time—either due to an injury or to preserve their commercial value, or even both—the versatility and durability of Unusual Suspect provides a refreshing exception to this rule. The six-year-old horse made his 55th lifetime start a memorable one when he came from fifth place to defeat Temple City by a head in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes going 1 1/2 miles at Hollywood Park on Nov. 13. In the process, Unusual Suspect became both the 55th Californiabred millionaire of all time and this year’s third grade I winner by Unusual Heat, the Harris Farms resident who has been California’s leading sire of the past three years. With a winning time of 2:25.83, the 10-1 wagering choice in a field of eight banked $150,000 to increase his earnings to $1,035,547 from a record of nine wins, eight seconds and six thirds. Half a dozen of Unusual Suspect’s wins have been in black-type events, including another graded stakes win on the grass course in Inglewood; the grade III, $150,000 Hollywood Turf Express Handicap at six furlongs on Nov. 24, 2007. He has been ridden by a different jockey in each of his stakes wins, starting with the now-retired Kyle Kaenel in the grassy $75,000 Bay Meadows Derby at 1 1/16 miles on Sept. 29, 2007, and followed by Joe Talamo in that November’s $175,000 California Cup Mile Handicap on Santa Anita Park’s turf strip. After Tyler Baze’s win aboard Unusual Suspect in the Hollywood Turf Express, he was ridden to victory by Chantal Sutherland in Golden Gate Fields’ $73,500 Silveyville Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on the all-weather Tapeta surface the day after Christmas in 2008, and then by Alonso Quinonez in the $150,000 Cougar II Handicap going 1 1/2 miles on the all-weather Polytrack surface at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on

Aug. 5, 2009. In fact, Unusual Suspect’s Hollywood Turf Cup triumph with Corey Nakatani in the irons represented the end of a 16-race losing streak. His 7-1-2-1 record as a two-year-old, including a runner-up finish in the grade III, $75,000 Generous Stakes, further emphasizes the soundness and versatility of Unusual Suspect whose other 10 career stakes placings include four in graded stakes company this year. Unusual Suspect is the fourth foal out of 16-year-old Penpont (NZ), a winning daughter of Crested Wave who was voted the 2007/2008 California Broodmare of the Year. All seven of her foals of racing age are winners by Unusual Heat, including six-figure earners Master Heat, Solid Fuel and stakes-placed Rushen Heat, grade I winner Golden Doc A ($580,126), and Pap Lev who broke his maiden at Hollywood Park less than 24 hours after his full brother’s latest win. In 2010, she produced her eighth foal, a full sister to Rushen Heat, Golden Doc A and Mama Rosa. With the news from Unusual Suspect’s connections— Barry Abrams (trainer/co-owner), his wife Dyan (coowner) and his brother David (breeder/co-owner)—that the plan is to now send their charge to Australia for a proposed start in the group I Melbourne Cup at two miles in November of 2011, he has the potential to add even further to his versatile and durable record. And this plan was revealed as being twofold when Barry said, “My goal is to find him a good home as a stallion. He’s got a fabulous family but, in this country, distance horses aren’t popular stallions.” So the land “Down Under” certainly provides a more favorable environment for a potential stud career than in the United States where speed and precocity, not stamina and durability, remain the benchmarks for most of the regional and national breeding programs.

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Grade I Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes Hollywood Park—Saturday, November 13, 2010

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California Cup XXI by EMILY SHIELDS California Cup XXI, held on Oct. 30, faced an unprecedented onslaught of change. First, due to track condition concerns for the annual Oak Tree Racing Association meeting, the venue was moved from Santa Anita Park to Hollywood Park. Second, the card was altered to exclude the three starter handicap races that are usually offered, and the purses were decreased to amount to seven stakes races worth $700,000. Finally, because the Breeders’ Cup, which had been run in Southern California the last two years, returned to Kentucky, the Cal Cup was moved back into its normal spot on the calendar at the end of October, forcing the connections of the best Californiabreds to choose between the state or world championships. However, change is not necessarily a bad thing. Instead of shipping for the Breeders’ Cup, classy horses like Bruce’s Dream, Colgan’s Chip, Liberian Freighter and Cost of Freedom chose to stay home and try for state titles. All of the day’s winning owners collected their first Cal Cup trophies, and while attendance declined sharply, that move was expected given that Hollywood Park tends to have a lower average attendance rate than Santa Anita. Despite the attendance drop, the overall handle on the day remained nearly on par from a year ago. La Nez became a two-time Cal Cup winner while taking the $100,000 Distaff, one year after capturing the $100,000 Juvenile Fillies. Under jockey Victor Espinoza, she cruised to a 1 3/4-length victory for Class Racing Stable and Nezi Orth Simmons. Espinoza, who also won this year’s $75,000 Juvenile Fillies on Swiss Wild Cat, is now tied with Corey Nakatani as joint leading riders in the event.

Espinoza was not the only jockey to capture two victories on the day; Joe Talamo and Cost of Freedom opened the card by recording the largest margin of victory ever in the $100,000 Sprint, three and a half hours before scoring by a hard-fought neck on Bruce’s Dream in the $100,000 Mile. Rafael Bejarano swept the final two races, including the $75,000 Juvenile on Slammer Time and the biggest prize of all, the $150,000 Classic on Soul Candy. Jockey Joel Rosario rounded out the day by winning on Ultra Blend in the $100,000 Matron. The three maiden special weight races on the card were arguably as exciting as the main events. Arresting Officer, a state-bred son of the recently exported Officer, issued a loud warning when storming away to win a six-furlong main track contest by 5 3/4 lengths. The two-year-old colt is owned by S N R Investments and was bred by Betty and Larry Mabee out of their unraced Seeking the Gold mare Gold Roses. Arresting Officer is her first foal, and he bears watching in the coming season. Sachiaki Kobayashi’s juvenile filly Zenidekka represented Ballena Vista Farm’s Benchmark, breaking her maiden in her third start. She is the second foal from the unraced Avenue of Flags mare Magic Glow, and was bred by Bo Hirsch. The last of the three maiden races went to first-time starter Short Memo, a son of Ridgeley Farm’s stallion Grey Memo. Ridgeley Farms owns Short Memo partnership with Robert Lively, and bred the three-year-old gelding out of the Lord Avie mare Madam, dam of stakes-placed Another Bob. The following pages recount the triumphs at the 21st renewal of California Cup.

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Something New

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Multiple graded stakes winner of $1,032,400, including the prestigious Gr. II Bernard Baruch Hcp. defeating Breeders’ Cup Classic winner VOLPONI. Won 13 races from 2 to 9, earning Triple Digit Beyers in 11 races. He won or placed in 12 graded stakes races at 10 major race tracks, including Hialeah, Saratoga and Pimlilco. Son of champion THEATRICAL (IRE) ($2,840,500), among the leading turf sires with 84 stakes winners, including champions HISHI AMAZON, ZAGREB, THEORETICALLY and TULLAMORE. Out of 100% producer, stakes winners PRANKSTRESS, dam of stakes winner, Gr. I stakes-placed ADEL, and Gr. III-placed Striesen. Granddam of Grade II WALKSLIKEADUCK ($418,354) and FORESTRY TYPE (at 3, 2010, $87,912).

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Soul Candy: Absolutely Fantastic

by EMILY SHIELDS After making the first nine starts of his career on turf, Soul Candy relished a switch to the main track and stormed to victory in the 21st running of the $150,000 California Cup Classic Stakes. The win was especially rewarding for breeders Cal and Jill Fischer of Madera Thoroughbreds, who own Soul Candy in partnership with E Z Eight Racing Stable. “You have no idea how much this win means to us,” Jill Fischer said. “So many people have been calling just to congratulate us. It’s absolutely been fantastic.” Soul Candy, a 17-hand gelding, made his impressive run after hovering at the back of the eight-horse field throughout the 1 1/8-mile race. He faced a formidable task in overtaking the leaders down the stretch; grade II winner Enriched and the recent stakes winner Cayambe were trying to pull away to the wire. Unusual Suspect, who would capture the grade I, $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup in his next start, rallied strongly between horses, but Soul Candy closed fastest in the center of the track. He drew away to win by 1 1/4 lengths under jockey Rafael Bejarano, his fourth rider in as many starts. Unusual Suspect and Enriched finished second and third, respectively. Soul Candy is the product of the Fischers’ desire to support their stallions. In the mid 1990s, they were on the hunt for mares to breed to their stakes-winning stud Lil Tyler, and purchased Soul Candy’s second dam Falmora for $9,000 at a Barretts sale in July of 1995. Jill noted that the $112,527earner was “kind of smallish, so most people didn’t think she would be a good broodmare.” The Fischers took a chance and brought Falmora home to Madera Thoroughbreds, where she was a bit of a disappointment. “By the time Falmora’s third foal, Just Satisfaction, was racing, Cal wanted to get rid of her,” Jill recalls. Just Satisfaction was sent to Arizona to race and finished

last in her debut. The bay filly did break her maiden in her third start on Aug. 3, 2003, at Yavapai Downs. After three subsequent disappointing finishes, the filly’s trainer, Ramon Bazurto, gave up. “He said there was nothing more he could do with her, and asked if we would like her back,” Jill explained. “At the time, we were looking for mares for our new stallion Birdonthewire, and that’s how Soul Candy came into the world.” Cal Fischer says that Soul Candy stood out immediately. “He was a big, good looking colt; he went to the front of our group of twenty weanlings and never looked back.” Trainer Patrick “Paddy” Gallagher has conditioned Soul Candy throughout his career. He broke his maiden in his second start on Jan. 2, then went on to win two more starts before the Classic, taking back-to-back allowance optional claiming events at Hollywood Park (May) and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (July). He finished a troubled fifth behind Champ Pegasus in the grade II, $200,000 Del Mar Handicap, but that rival went on to win the grade I, $250,000 Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship Stakes before finishing second in the grade I, $2,727,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf. With his success on the turf course and the flattery by Champ Pegasus, Soul Candy was sent off as the 5-1 third choice in the Classic. “He has speed that you can use wherever, whenever, and he’s as honest as the day is long,” Cal Fischer explained. “He’s the kind of horse where I wish I had 20 just like him.” The $90,000 winner’s share of the purse boosted fouryear-old Soul Candy’s earnings to $205,300 with four wins and a second in 10 starts. As for Just Satisfaction, she still resides at Madera Thoroughbreds and is in foal to Cowboy Cal. Her yearling filly is a full sister to Soul Candy.

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$150,000 California Cup Classic Stakes October 30, 2010

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Ultra Blend: A Joint Effort

by RUDI GROOTHEDDE Wherever sport is played around the world, many fathers and sons have enjoyed success in the same field, including football player Elisha Archibald “Archie” Manning III and his sons Peyton and Eli, baseball player Bobby Bonds and his son Barry and tennis player Phil Dent and his son Taylor, to name but a few. And horse racing is no exception, as was proved by Art Sherman and his son Steve during the running of California Cup XXI on Oct. 30. Winning the 20th renewal of the $100,000 California Cup Matron Stakes, sponsored by the CTT (California Thoroughbred Trainers) and TOC (Thoroughbred Owners of California), was the four-year-old filly Ultra Blend who has now been saddled up an equal number of times by both Art and Steve. With the latter handling the Northern California portion of this multiple stakes-winning filly’s career, it was the turn of the former to enjoy his first black-type success with this daughter of deceased Richly Blended, at Hollywood Park during the Inglewood’s track’s first hosting of the annual Oak Tree Racing Association meet that had its 42nd renewal in 2010. Ultra Blend began her career with the younger Sherman by finishing second on the dirt at Stockton on Sept. 11, 2008, and then reeled off four consecutive wins on the allweather Tapeta surface at Golden Gate Fields, culminating in the $75,000 Tiburon Stakes at six furlongs in January of 2009. Following a third-placed effort back in stakes company, Sherman senior then conditioned the filly to two seconds, two thirds and two fourths—including a runner-up finish in grade III company—in six starts on the all-weather and turf strips at Santa Anita Park, Hollywood and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Steve was then in charge when Ultra Blend won the this year’s $76,000 California State Fair Sprint Handicap, a six-furlong dirt test at Sacramento on July 17.

After a runner-up finish for Art in the grassy $100,000 Solana Beach Handicap at Del Mar on Aug. 22, Ultra Blend’s turf debut at Golden Gate—in a Sept. 23 allowance race—saw her fill the show spot while under Steve’s care. Next up was the Cal Cup Matron, a 1 1/16mile route on Cushion Track that featured six fellow California-breds who had earned almost $1.4 million between them. This group included the race’s 8-5 favorite and defending champion, the multiple stakes winner Lady Railrider, who had edged Ultra Blend by three quarters of a length in that Golden Gate prep five weeks earlier. The 2009 and 2010 stakes winner Camille C led at every call but the most important one, which was first reached in 1:43.06 by Ultra Blend who rallied from fifth to finish half a length clear of Lady Railrider with Warren’s Jitterbug, the dead-heat winner of Del Mar’s $89,925 Sandy Blue Handicap on Aug. 20, a further 3 1/4 lengths back in third. Ultra Blend went to post as the bettors’ 2-1 second wagering choice and her $60,000 payday upped her earnings to $317,246 from a 16-6-4-4 record. Bred by BnD Chase Thoroughbreds in partnership with Elven Adams and foaled at Valley View Thoroughbred Farm in Tracy on March 27, 2006, Ultra Blend is owned by Nels Erickson and was ridden by Joel Rosario, whose only other time aboard her was in the Solana Beach. She is the fourth of seven foals out of Ankha, a 14-year-old daughter of Desert Classic who is also the dam of two other winners, as well as Single Blend—an unraced twoyear-old colt by Singletary—and an unnamed Capsized foal of this year. In the winner’s circle after her Matron win, Art Sherman summed up both his and his son’s feelings about Ultra Blend by saying, “She’s just one of those fillies you’ve got to love as a trainer.”

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by LISA GROOTHEDDE When California-bred Bruce’s Dream rallied late for a narrow victory in the $100,000 John C. Mabee California Cup Mile Stakes on Oct. 30, he enhanced his credentials as a talented individual while also adding to the accomplishments of his sire’s inaugural crop of locally conceived runners. Sporting the light blue and white silks of his breeder, Bruce Corwin, the dappled gray gelding scored the sixth win of his eight-race career in the one-mile turf test, which was hosted by the Oak Tree Racing Association at Hollywood Park as part of the seven-stakes California Cup XXI program for horses who were either bred or sired in the Golden State. The distance and surface of his winning effort were also specialties of his sire, Atticus, an 18-year-old son of Nureyev who won Santa Anita Park’s Arcadia Handicap (grade II) in a world-record time of 1:31.89 in March 1997. Although the final clocking of 1:34.37 recorded by Bruce’s Dream in the 2010 Cal Cup Mile did not approach his sire’s blazing mark, it was enough for him to get the job done as the 8-5 favorite, and in a stylish manner to boot. He was entered in the six-horse contest on the heels of his third-place finish in the grassy, $190,000 Del Mar Mile Handicap (grade II) at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Aug. 28, a race in which he pressed the pace throughout under rider Garrett Gomez and eventually came up just a length short of the front-running winner, Enriched. Jockey Joe Talamo, who remains perfect in his three rides aboard the four-year-old gelding, utilized different tactics in the Cal Cup Mile, conserving his mount’s energy in fifth position behind pacesetter Colgan’s Chip through the opening six furlongs, then swinging him out four-wide at the head of the stretch to take advantage of outside running room. Bruce’s Dream gobbled up ground eagerly and ultimately reached the wire a neck in front of the game Colgan’s Chip,

who completed the race 4 1/2 lengths clear of the third-place finisher, Liberian Freighter. “He’s one of those horses who knows where the wire is; he just loves to win,” Talamo said of Bruce’s Dream, who pushed his total earnings to $293,940 with his second stakes victory. “This horse is the real deal.” Conditioned by trainer Mike Puype for Corwin Racing, Bruce’s Dream is the fourth-highest lifetime earner for Atticus, a grade I-winning millionaire who was purchased by Suarez Racing in late 2004 and relocated from Three Chimneys Farm in Kentucky to stand at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, California. In addition to being one of his sire’s 28 stakes horses from 10 crops to race, he is one of three stakes-winning offspring to emerge from Atticus’ first crop of Californiabreds, who were conceived during the 2005 breeding season. Also holding black-type titles are two cropmates of Bruce’s Dream: the filly Strawberry Tart and the gelding Lucky Primo. The former is an earner of $183,025 who won a pair of turf stakes at Hollywood and ran second in Del Mar’s grassy San Clemente Handicap (grade II) during her outstanding 2009 campaign; the latter is a $169,008-earner who defeated 12 rivals in Oak Tree’s $125,000 California Cup Juvenile Stakes at Santa Anita Park in October 2008, and whose most recent victory was staged on the Hollywood Park turf course this past summer. Atticus has thrived since his arrival in California. His three locally conceived crops of racing age have contributed nearly $2 million of his $11.4 million in total progeny earnings; runners from his 2006 crop alone have grossed more than $1.5 million to date. His annual progeny earnings have topped $1 million every year since 2008, when his first Cal-breds reached racing age. Bruce’s Dream is the second foal out of the Cal-bred mare Remember Dorothy, a 12-year-old daughter of Smokester who won six of her 34 career starts, with 14 placings, and who retired from competition with earnings of $208,806.

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Bruce’s Dream: Cream Of The Crop

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$100,000 California Cup Mile Stakes October 30, 2010

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Cost Of Freedom: Taking The Next Step

by KEN GURNICK The connections of Cost of Freedom opted for the $100,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint instead of the grade I, $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Sprint on Nov. 6, because the seven-year-old gelding had lost a step. But he apparently found it. Scaring off enough competition to reduce the field to only five, the 3-5 favorite demolished his opponents with a 6 1/4-length victory, the most dominant of the seven stakes winners on the California Cup XXI day during the Oak Tree Racing Association meet at Hollywood Park on Oct. 30. Cost of Freedom was the oldest winner on the card and his time for six furlongs—1:08.58—was the fastest of the meet at the distance. This was his first win since the grade III, $100,000 Los Angeles Handicap on June 5, also on Hollywood Park’s all-weather Cushion Track surface, which he obviously relishes. The win was so impressive it triggered the predictable “what-if” debate; we’ll never know if Cost of Freedom would have duplicated the victory on the dirt at Churchill Downs against the best sprinters around had he instead gone for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, in which he finished third at 18-1, losing by only a head, at Santa Anita Park last year. Instead, trainer John Sadler had said he was just looking for a win after Cost of Freedom suffered a three-race rough stretch following his Los Angeles Handicap victory. Odds-on in the grade I, $250,000 Bing Crosby Stakes on Aug. 1, Cost of Freedom was fifth in a horribly troubled trip. Sadler then tried a shift to the turf 17 days later, in the $102,175 Green Flash Handicap when Cost of Freedom was a close fourth behind Breeders’ Cup entrants California Flag and Quick Enough. Back on synthetic for the grade I, $245,000 Ancient Title Stakes, the race he won two years earlier, Cost of Freedom faded to fourth on Oct. 9.

“This was in the best interest of the horse, a nice confidence booster,” Larry Benavidez, Sadler’s assistant, said after the Cal Cup Sprint win. “With him coming down in class we were worried about him not winning. We kind of envisioned a race like this. Perfect trip. He broke a little inward but pretty impressive. It’s amazing when you run against a little lesser quality of horses how a good horse like him can put on a performance like this.” The win, his ninth in 19 starts, boosted Cost of Freedom’s earnings to $752,263, most of which has been pocketed since Gary and Cecil Barber claimed him from owner/breeder Harris Farms for $50,000 after he had finished in the money in six of his first seven races. Cost of Freedom is by Cee’s Tizzy, and is the second foal out of the Moscow Ballet mare Freedom Dance, who won nine of 17 races and $136,922 as a dirt sprinter. She is a half-sister to stakes winners Top of Our Game and Truly Needy. Joe Talamo rode Cost of Freedom for the first time. “I didn’t have to do anything but steer him in the right direction,” he said. Cost of Freedom sped to an early lead and continued to extend the advantage through the stretch under a hand ride from Talamo. Runaway Bandido, the longest shot in the field at 20-1, rallied on the inside to finish second by a head over A Lil Dumaani. My Summer Slew was fourth and the 5-2 second wagering choice Goggles McCoy, who stalked the winner for the first half mile, faded to last. Sadler said Cost of Freedom would be pointed to the grade III, $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood Stakes on Nov. 25, and might be sent to Dubai for the group I, $2,000,000 Golden Shaheen over the winter.

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$100,000 California Cup Sprint Stakes October 30, 2010

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La Nez: Blossoming In The Fall

by JACKIE BARNES There is something about the month of October that brings out the best in the three-year-old filly La Nez. Perhaps it the changing of the season, when there is a nip of fall in the air, but whatever the reason, October finds her mind fully focused on racing. She won the $100,000 Fleet Treat Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in July, coming from way off the pace to win by half a length. Although she encountered a ton of trouble, that seven-furlong test would go a long way towards her California Cup XXI preparation. On Oct. 30, the daughter of Storm Creek, trained by Eric Kruljac, turned in one of her very best races when victorious in the $100,000 John Deere California Cup Distaff Stakes run at Hollywood Park’s Oak Tree Racing Association meet. Owned by Class Racing Stable and Nezi Orth Simmons, La Nez, making only her second career turf start, broke cleanly from the outside, before stalking pacesetters Perfect Vintage and U Turn Me Crazy to the head of the stretch. Jockey Victor Espinoza then swung her three-wide and she took command to win drawing away by a 1 3/4 lengths. Perfect Vintage finished second, while U R All That I Am, the 7-5 race favorite, was a neck back in third. Final time for the six furlongs over a course labeled good from early morning rain was 1:09.47. This was the second Cal Cup victory for La Nez, who captured the Juvenile Fillies Stakes in 2009, defeating Camille C and Whispering Hush at Santa Anita Park. She becomes the fourth three-year-old filly to win the Distaff, joining Miss L Attack (1993), Tempting Date (2005) and River’s Prayer (2006). She is also the first Cal Cup Juvenile Fillies winner to win the Distaff the following year. Following the race, an elated Eric Kruljac commented

“She likes Cal Cup day. She was very keen, she wanted to go to the lead. She’s been training so well. I think her career on the grass coming down the hill at Santa Anita might open new opportunities for her. . .but the way she ran today she can develop into something special.” Developing young horses into stakes performers is something that Kruljac is very good at doing. He trained the excellent filly Leave Me Alone, winner of Saratoga’s grade I, $250,000 Test Stakes in 2005, as well as the 2008 Barretts Juvenile Stakes winner Triumphant Flight. As for the future, Kruljac is going to give his star a short break, and then aim for the grade I La Brea Stakes in December, at the upcoming Santa Anita meeing. Her pedigree dictated that the grass should be no problem for her to handle. Her sire, graded stakes winner Storm Creek, is by Storm Cat out of the stakes winner Shawnee Creek, a half-sister to Eclipse Award winner North Sider. Storm Creek has sired 17 stakes winners, including many proven turf performers. The dam of La Nez, dual stakes winner Iza Bay, numbers the $53,800 Watch Wendy Handicap at Golden Gate Fields among her five lifetime victories for earnings of $138,722. Her sire Iz a Saros, winner of the grade II Silver Screen Handicap, is a son of Saros (GB), the sire of California champions Fran’s Valentine and Saros Brig. Iza Bay has produced six other foals, including eight-time winner Iza General ($222,555). She has a two-year-old full sister to La Nez named Vonn Nez, and both a yearling colt and 2010 foal by Marino Marini (Rancho San Miguel). La Nez was bred in the Golden State by Kruljac’s son Chance and her current totals stand at 13-4-3-3 for earnings of $321, 000. If she continues these winning ways, her connections may feel it’s the month of October all year long.

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$100,000 California Cup Distaff Stakes October 30, 2010

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Slammer Time: Timing It Perfectly

by STEVE SCHUELEIN Trainer Gary Mandella thought Slammer Time was too photogenic for his liking after the two-year-old colt captured the $75,000 Bob Benoit California Cup Juvenile Stakes by a head on Oct. 30. “He doesn’t make it easy on us,” said Mandella to Alto Racing LLC co-owners Dub and Mary Kennedy as he wiped his brow in the winner’s circle. “He makes us sweat.” Slammer Time gave his trainer equally anxious moments in his previous start when he broke his maiden at a mile on the turf by just a nose. “He makes it a little too interesting,” added Mandella. “He gives me gray hairs.” Mandella, 38, is willing to trade a few flecks of gray for a promising stakes winner who has shown courage and talent along with his flair for the dramatic. And what better a stable name with which to aim for the heights than Alto Racing? The Kennedys live in Brownwood, Texas, and are partners in Alto with fellow Texans Eddie and Sandra Harrell and their sons Curtis and Forest of Houston and Gil and Vicki Moutrey of Carlsbad, New Mexico. “A bunch of us spend summers at a development in New Mexico,” said Dub Kennedy in explaining the formation of the stable three years ago. “I’ve owned horses for 35 years under Rolling K Ranch but hadn’t raced in California— except for one horse 20 years ago—until now.” Kennedy added that Alto has branched into California with seven horses divided between Mandella and his Hall of Fame father, Richard. Slammer Time is the lone California-bred. Kennedy said that he has been a racing fan since he parked cars at Sunland Park during his college years at the University of Texas at El Paso, which he attended on a track scholarship. He returned to Sunland 50 years later in 2009, to win a $200,000 stakes race for New Mexico-breds. Kennedy coached and taught high school before becom-

ing involved in United Wells, an Odessa company that makes parts for compressors that pump natural gas, and starting the 2,800-acre Rolling K Ranch. “We usually go to Kentucky every year and buy two or three,” continued Kennedy of Alto, which purchased a colt out of the In Excess (Ire) mare Excessively Wicked for $120,000 at the 2009 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. The rangy colt by Kentucky stallion Grand Slam was originally named Excessively Grand but Mary applied her creativity to rename him Slammer Time. Excessively Wicked was unraced but her dam, Wicked Witchcraft, was well named to produce some mischief the day before Halloween. Wicked Witchcraft was best known in California as the dam of The Wicked North, a dual grade I-winning millionaire and champion older horse in 1994 best remembered for a controversial disqualification in the Santa Anita Handicap. Wicked Witchcraft was also the dam of grade II winners A Lady From Dixie and Wild and Wicked, as well as dual stakes winner Wicked Destiny. Slammer Time, bred at Vessels Stallion Farm in Bonsall, also served as a touching memorial to farm owner Frank “Scoop” Vessels III, who had died in a plane crash at the age of 58 in August. “I didnít really know Scoop, but everyone spoke well of him,” said Mandella of the widely respected and admired owner, breeder and racing executive. “I will be happy to be carrying the flag for the family.” Slammer Time, ridden by Rafael Bejarano, won for the second time in four starts as the 9-5 favorite and covered 1 1/16 miles on Cushion Track in 1:44.63. Joy Boy ran a gallant second after battling for the early lead and fighting on in the stretch. Woodmans Luck finished third, another 1 3/4 lengths back, in a field of eight.

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Slammer Time

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$75,000 California Cup Juvenile Stakes October 30, 2010

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by EMILY SHIELDS “I’ve lost many races by half an inch,” Heinz Steinmann said, “but to win one was great.” Steinmann was speaking about the courageous victory by his homebred Swiss Wild Cat in the $75,000 Robert H. Walter California Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes. Unfortunately, Steinmann opted to stay home for the race. “To be honest, I didn’t think she could win,” he explained, chagrined. Swiss Wild Cat, the 4-1 third choice in a field of eight, was coming off a third-place finish in an Oct. 7 allowance over the Hollywood Park strip. She hadn’t won since taking the $100,000 CTBA Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club five starts back, and would be making her tenth start of a long season. Under a masterful ride by jockey Victor Espinoza, Swiss Wild Cat bobbled at the start, moved up between horses throughout the 1 1/16-mile contest, and then found herself in mid-stretch with no where to go. Espinoza waited patiently, and when a hole opened up on the rail, Swiss Wild Cat dove through, bravely surging into the tight space and prevailing by a nose in a three-horse photo finish at the wire. Evenmoney favorite California Nectar and 5-2 second choice Warren’s Flyer finished a head apart for the place and show spots. The three dueling juveniles had put on a quite a display; they finished 8 1/4 lengths ahead of fourth-place finisher Queenie Marini. “What a terrific win,” Steinmann said. “She had trouble getting through, but she’s a hell of a filly. It’s as if she was showing me, ‘I don’t need you! I can win this by myself!’ (Trainer) Mike Harrington told Victor it was his best ride ever.”

John Harris, Dave McLoughlin and Per Antonsen represented Swiss Wild Cat in Steinmann’s absence. They are the owner, farm manager and trainer, respectively, at Harris Farms in Coalinga, where Swiss Wild Cat’s broodmare sire Swiss Yodeler stands at stud for $5,000. “Both Dave and Per have had a real feeling for this filly all along,” Steinmann said, “and they enjoyed the win very much.” Steinmann campaigned both Swiss Yodeler and I Can Yodele, Swiss Wild Cat’s dam. I Can Yodele was also trained by Harrington and ridden by Espinoza and won four of 18 starts. Swiss Wild Cat is her first foal, but may not even be her best. “I Can Yodele has a gorgeous Memo (Chi) yearling filly and a beautiful Cee’s Tizzy weanling,” Steinmann gushed. “She is in foal to Lucky J. H. for 2011.” Since the victory, Swiss Wild Cat has been turned out and will return to the track in 2011. “She needed time off as we’ve been pushing her a little,” Steinmann explained. The daughter of Ministers Wild Cat (Tommy Town Thoroughbreds) now has three wins, three seconds and a third in 10 starts with earnings of $189,552. The Cal Cup Juvenile Fillies was named for Robert H. Walter, who was one of California’s leading breeders along with his wife, Barbara, before he passed away in 2003. Barbara Walter, who until this year had always presented the trophy in honor of her husband, died the morning after the race, on Oct. 31. The Walters bred 1996 Santa Anita Derby winner Cavonnier, as well as millionaires Tout Charmant, Lazy Slusan and Ringaskiddy.

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• Graded stakes winner of $553,416, was a versatile performer who won at distances from 6 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/8 miles from the ages of 2 to 6.

• Established a new course record at Keeneland in the Gr. III Central Bank Transylvania Stakes. • Finished second in the Grade III Virginia Derby to ENGLISH CHANNEL defeating REBEL REBEL. Finshed third in the Grade I Secretariat Stakes to GUN SALUTE and ENGLISH CHANNEL. • By Breeders’ Cup Mile winner WAR CHANT, sire of 25 stakes winners, including 2010 stakes winners CHAMBERLAIN BRIDGE ($1,045,459) and DONCASTER ROVER. • Out of graded stakes-winning mare BUFFALO BERRY (IRE), who finished third to European champion FASLIYEV the Group I Heinz 57 Phoenix Stakes and winner of the Reeve Schley Jr. Stakes.

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California Contributes To Another Successful Breeders’ Cup

Breeders’ Cup World Championships

Article and Photo by MARCIE HEACOX a multiple grade II-winning Bertrando mare. The runner-up was Blind Luck, who’s partially owned by CTBA members Mark DeDomenico and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Hollendorfer’s also the trainer and co-owner of grade I, $909,000 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Dakota Phone. Other owners of the upset victor include CTBA members George Todaro and Ted Aroney’s Halo Farms. Also in the Dirt Mile were Morning Line (second) and Tizway (fifth), sons of successful Cal-bred stallion Tiznow. Another winner with Cal-bred connections was Uncle Mo, who dominated the grade I, $1,818,000 Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. He’s an undefeated son of Cal-bred stallion Indian Charlie. Finishing second was Boys At Tosconova, who’s sired by Cal-bred Officer. Other Breeders’ Cup runners with CTBA member owners were Jerry and Ann Moss’ Zenyatta, second by a head in the Classic; co-owner Phil Lebherz’s Smiling Tiger, third in the Sprint; coowner Mike Pegram’s Lookin At Lucky, fourth in the Classic; Patrick Sheehy’s Kinsale King, seventh in the Sprint; and Pam and Marty Wygod’s Harmonious, 10th in the Filly and Mare Turf. A record two-day crowd of 114,353 contributed to record all-sources handle of $163,619,784. Television ratings were more than double the 2009 edition, due in large part to Zenyatta’s quest to go out 20-0.

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California-bred connections went to the 2010 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs in full force on Nov. 5-6, but came back with only a few trophies. There were no Cal-bred winners, but three finished on the board in their respective races. The Usual Q.T. took on top company in the grade I, $1,818,000 TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile. He finished third by less than two lengths, beaten only by two-time defending champion Goldikova (Ire) and dual Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti. Evening Jewel finished third in the grade I, $909,000 Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint. She’s trained by James Cassidy and was ridden by Victor Espinoza, who also teamed up with The Usual Q.T. Also in the field were two fillies owned by California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) members—second-place Switch, owned by Lee and Susan Searing’s C R K Stable, and fifth-place Sweet August Moon, part-owned by the Legacy Ranch of CTBA Vice President, Pete Parrella. Another Cal-bred filly, Unzip Me, challenged males in the grade II, $909,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint and finished third, besting fellow Cal-breds Quick Enough (10th) and California Flag (eighth), the defending champion. Unrivaled Belle, winner of the grade I, $1,818,000 Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic, is a daughter of Cal-bred Queenie Belle,

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Cal & Jill Fischer: Dedicated And Committed

by EMILY SHIELDS Cal and Jill Fischer are well aware of the hardships of the Sport of Kings. For every visit to the winner’s circle, there is a sick mare, an injured racehorse and a client who is unable to pay their bills. The couple— who own and operate Madera Thoroughbreds in the Central Valley—know to savor each victory, and it shows: their years of dedication and commitment have resulted in numerous stakes horses, including recent California Cup Classic Stakes winner Soul Candy. Jill began riding at the age of three, “basically, all my life,” she confessed. She taught for 30 years after getting a Masters degree, but horses remained in her blood. “I bought a five-acre piece of property, and started my own ranch breeding both Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses,” she recalled. “Then I met Cal.” Cal Fischer, a farrier-turned-farm-owner who entered the industry at age 15, had established the 160-acre Madera Thoroughbreds in 1984, just before meeting Jill. They were wed in 1989, and have been partners in life and in the ranch ever since. Cal firmly believes that Madera Thoroughbreds’s location, about 30 miles north of Fresno, is the root of its success. “The Fresno River runs right through the middle of the ranch, and this area has produced some of the nicest horses in the state, including Hill Rise and the dam of Sunday Silence, Wishing Well,” he said. “For me, it’s a no brainer; if you’re going to be raising horses, you should be located here.” To back up his beliefs, the farm has been steadily producing top horses, such as stakes winner Fountain Lake, the dam of

California Racing Hall of Fame inductee and $3,178,971-earner Free House. Unfortunately, not all of the best runners have been campaigned by the Fischers, thanks to Cal’s tough business philosophy, one that ensures the farm’s continued success. “You have to sell horses to keep horses,” he said. “That’s how you stay alive in this business.” He recalled one example in which a man arrived at the farm on Christmas Eve with the money to purchase a homebred gelding named Mateo, who then went on to earn $550,133 while winning three stakes races and becoming grade II-placed. The Fischers also believe in supporting their stallions. In 1991, they acquired a multiple stakes-winning son of Halo, Lil Tyler. In addition to Mateo, Lil Tyler not only sired stakes winners Lil Sneeker and I’m a Lil Princess, but also the 1997 California Champion Older Horse, Awesome Daze. “We raised the dam of Awesome Daze, Lil Bit Awesome, here at the farm,” Jill said. “We sold her to Robert Monroy and he bred her to ‘Tyler.” Awesome Daze won 12 of his 62 starts and earned $652,435. He won five stakes races, including the $250,000 California Cup Classic Handicap, en route to his championship award. After five seasons of racing, Awesome Daze lost a step and spent his final two competitive years in claiming events. “We hated to see him go downhill, so we claimed him for $10,000,” Jill said, adding that Awesome Daze now enjoys a life of leisure alongside his pensioned sire. Other horses who have carried the Madera banner in some form include: Super Strut, another stakes-winning son of Lil

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Lil Tyler—Sire of the earners of more than $8.8 million, including California champion Awesome Daze.

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Tyler who earned $609,782; Red Warrior, a stakes-winning sprinter who banked $378,918; and Jack’s Wild, a $432,850earner and dual stakes winner who is still in training today. “We had a horse named Seminole Native, who was quite special,” Jill said. “We went all the way to Maryland to buy his dam Lake Okeechobee for $2,500 to breed to Lil Tyler.” “I’ve never believed in giving much for mares,” Cal reasoned, “but I love pedigrees and analyzing bloodlines.” Multiple stakes-placed Seminole Native went on to earn $387,804. The Fischers’ impact isn’t limited to California. More Angels ($397,658), a filly they bred and sold, took the $77,700 Smart Angle Stakes at Aqueduct in New York on Nov. 11, 2007. That filly’s dam Falmora is the second dam of Soul Candy whose Cal Cup Classic victory boosted his earnings to $205,300. Soul Candy’s dam Just Satisfaction, a winner by Lil Tyler, still resides at Madera and her sophomore filly Serenity Miss is preparing for her debut at Hollywood Park. Both Serenity Miss and More Angels are by Slew of Angels, making them three-quarter sisters. Three stallions, Market Forecast, Birdonthewire and Elusive Warning, currently call Madera Thoroughbreds home. Market Forecast, a son of Holy Bull, boasts a royal pedigree: his Storm Cat dam, A Chance of Storm, is a full sister to both dual grade I winner November Snow and the graded stakes-winning sire Scatmandu. Grade I winner Birdonthewire is the main attraction at the farm. The 21-year-old son of Proud Birdie took up stallion duty in California in 2004, a few years before striking

gold on the national scene. In 2008, he was represented as the broodmare sire of $2,353,430-earner Benny the Bull, that year’s Eclipse Champion Sprinter. In 2009, Birdonthewire’s son It’s a Bird won the $1 million Sunshine Millions Classic and the grade III, $400,000 Lone Star Park Handicap. At this year’s Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, Ross Mcleod purchased the group III winner Elusive Warning, by Elusive Quality, and retired him to stud at Madera Thoroughbreds for the 2011 breeding season. While Madera Thoroughbreds’s location is perfect for producing horses, it does have some cons. “It’s over 500 miles round trip just to visit Santa Anita (Park) or Hollywood Park,” Cal noted. “We’re so far away and out of reach that Lil Tyler only bred a handful of outside mares in his career.” However, the few drawbacks are outweighed by proof of success: Madera Thoroughbreds is always ranked among the top breeders in the state. As they head into 2011, the Fischers, who have been California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Assocation (CTBA) members since 1973, will continue to rely on the income from producing some of the state’s most solid racehorses. “It’s unfortunate that the earnings from a horse like Soul Candy have to go straight into paying for feed for the other horses, but that’s true of any farm in the state right now,” Cal explained. “But that’s the exciting thing about being in the breeding business,” Jill said. “You never can tell which of your foals is the next good one.”

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Tiznow: A Larger Than Life Cal-Bred

À̈ViÊ>˜`Ê*…œÌœÊLÞÊ 9Ê-  No one can forget the ferocity and determination in Tiznow’s dark eyes as he dared to write history as no Californiabred had written it before. In successive Breeders’ Cup Classics, the son of Cee’s Tizzy fought courageously along the rail to outlast two European superstars, first Giant’s Causeway at Churchill Downs in 2000 and then Sahkee at Belmont Park in 2001. He remains the only horse to win America’s richest race twice, and retired with a staggering bankroll of $6,427,830, the most among all Cal-bred money winners. A decade removed from his greatest triumphs, Tiznow is enjoying life as one of only three Cal-bred stallions in Kentucky. The others, Indian Charlie and Brother Derek, are popular studs in their own right, but Tiznow has become something of a tourist attraction at Kenny Trout’s WinStar Farm near Versailles. Fans and breeders flock to see Tiznow, who has developed into one of the premier sires in the country. His six crops to race have earned more than $32 million, and after entering stud in 2002 for $30,000, his fee is now a lofty $75,000. But underneath all the glamour and fame, Tiznow is still a California boy. WinStar’s stallion manager Larry McGinnis, who has been around Tiznow since the day the mighty runner left the racetrack, notes that cold weather can be a problem. “He still prefers 70 degrees and sunshine,” he said.

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“During the winter, if it’s really cold, he will go to the corner of the stall and practically beg to stay inside.” All of WinStar’s stallions stay out at night unless it is snowing. During the breeding season, Tiznow will see a mare at 8:30 in the morning, then 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm. On the off-season, he and the other stallions are exercised before being turned back out in the afternoon. Throughout the year, Tiznow is presented to swarms of people every day. WinStar accommodates fans with farm tours, and McGinnis says that most people want to see the big horse. “People are very interested in him, and he loves it. He’ll stand and pose for them forever.” Despite Tiznow’s California pedigree—his Seattle Song dam, Cee’s Song, won once in 18 starts in Southern California—breeders were excited about him from the start. “We had 300 applications his first season,” McGinnis reported, “and if anyone had any doubts about his pedigree, all they had to do was look at him. Physically and conformation-wise, he is impressive.” Tiznow’s first crop included Folklore, the 2005 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner and Eclipse Two Year Old Filly champion, and the $5,179,803-earner and 2009 Dubai World Cup (group I) winner, Well Armed. Grade I winners Bullsbay and Tough Tiz’s Sis came from his second crop, while dual grade I winner Colonel John and 2008 Belmont Stakes (grade I) hero Da’ Tara followed a year later. Tiznow’s offspring have won grade I events on dirt, turf and all-weather, and there seems to be no specific distance or surface upon which his runners excel. “I think people realized that he doesn’t get great sprinters, but the longer they go the better they are,” McGinnis warned. “He’s had success with a little bit of everything.” With Tiznow, no one type of mare is more proficient than another. “Everybody’s idea was to breed a smaller mare to him, to get the right size of horse,” McGinnis explained. Tiznow is 16.3 hands. “Although some of his better horses have been out of smaller mares, the dams of Colonel John and Well Armed, Sweet Damsel and Well Dressed, were bigger than average.” Sons of Tiznow are entering stud around the country. His dual graded stakes winner Tiz Wonderful, who stands at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, is drawing rave reviews from breeders, and Colonel John has joined his sire at WinStar. From his humble roots as a mere Cal-bred maiden to his Eclipse Horse of the Year title in 2000, Tiznow has grown into a larger-than-life Thoroughbred. With the help of WinStar Farms, Tiznow is passing on his brilliance and tenacity to his offspring.

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• Multiple graded stakes-placed winner of $158,556, won from 7 furlongs to 1 mile, including third place finish in the $500.000 Super Derby (G2) and the Ack Ack H. (G3). • By Classic winner MONARCHOS ($1,720,830), sire of Champion Sprinter INFORMED DECISION ($1,954,426, G1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint). • Out of multiple graded stakes winner FOREST SECRETS ($604,453), including Acorn Stakes (GI), Rampart H. (G2), Fall City H. (G3), 2nd Distaff H. (G2), Sabin H. (G3). • From the family of champion 2 and 3 year-old filly SILVERBULLETDAY ($3,093,207).

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The Second Race: Giving Horses Another Chance

Article and Photos by ANTHONY ANDREWS “A Haven Of Safety, Along The Peaceful Waters” from It Takes a Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton I would expound upon that point by stating, “that it takes a village to create one.” Not only a village, but one of love, hospitality and dignity. For those with a love for the horse, it is common knowledge that their well being is within our hands. It takes a village of those who care to provide for them in their time of need, and provide them with a sense of rebirth once their careers have reached their conclusion. The Second Race is one of those caring villagers within the racing community who have offered their heart and soul to the care of retired Thoroughbreds. Their mission, however, is not limited to retired racers, but also extends to horses who have been specifically trained for a racing career, yet were never able to do so. At the center of the pulse of The Second Race is its founder Sharla Sanders. Last year, during an afternoon at Hollywood Park, Sharla informed me that she had a project in the works; one that would become an active and viable member in Thoroughbred advocacy. From that moment in the Hollywood Park grandstand, her passion and love for the Thoroughbred was both unbridled and self evident. I have had the good fortune of seeing her hard work come to fruition and, recently, I had the opportunity to visit her facility and visit the fruits of her labor. Those fruits being in the form and shape of the many horses whom she has assisted through her network of devotees and volunteers. All helping comprise this equine village of love, devotion and compassion for God’s most beautiful creature; the Thoroughbred racehorse. The Second Race is not just a mission. It is an illustration of the

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tender connection between equine and human. A glowing example of how horses and people can rescue one another in that appropriate time and place. Located in beautiful Valley Center, California, just on the outskirts of San Diego, rests Shirley Kimball’s beautiful and secluded SK Racing Stable. This facility serves as the perfect companion to The Second Race. Providing a beautiful landscape of peaceful seclusion and a quiet transition for all of its equine residents. The Second Race has many horses beneath its umbrella of retirees. Some of which ascend from aristocratic sires such as Bertrando,Tapit and Vindication. While others come from lesser known stock like Score Early and Exploit. One of the horses that I was fortunate to see was Frankelstein (2001-Bertrando/Anachristina). A winner of $257,770, Frankelstein was standing peacefully within his domain and clearly enjoying his new environment amidst the cool shade and dappled sunlight. Serving as his neighbor and “buddy” was another California-bred, Balance the Score (2004-Score Early/Counterbalancing). It was clearly evident that these two inhabitants enjoyed their new environment, as well as one another’s company. They spent much of the afternoon following one another along their individual fences. Not in competition as is common, but rather in friendship and regard for one another. Their relationship was a wonderful sight, and was indicative of the special bond that they can have with one another. Another resident of The Second Race was D C Tapit (2006-Tapit/Eaves). Draped in the classic silvery gray of his father, “DC” was another wonderful example of a Thoroughbred who had become fully acclimated to his new home. His silvery gray coat shined ever so brightly in the sun, and his

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dapples were reflective of his contentment. Given an apple Any horse who was used for racing, or bred to race but of two, he kindly stood by my side while posing for pictures did not start a race, is considered a candidate for assistance. and the occasional treat or photo op. Safe to say, he had a While The Second Race’s normal channel for placing glowing personality. A perfect match with his silvery gray racehorses is through the horsemen at the tracks, it will wardrobe. All the horses whom I was able to visit showed work with owners of ex racehorses (OTTB’s, for example) the same curiosity that I have come to appreciate; a sense of any breed (Thoroughbred, Standardbred, Quarter Horse of hospitality towards me only horses can convey. Whether and Arabian) which have been purchased or adopted and it was Devil On the Roof, Ifigureditout/“Figgy” or Vim N now, for one reason or another, find themselves in need of Vinegar. Each horse had their own story to tell to comple- another home. ment their own unique personalities. It was the perfect way When stall space is available and a horse has not been to spend a perfect day. able to be adopted, The Second Race will have the horse For myself, there was a magic in the air that afternoon. surrendered to them and placed into its foster program; From the love and attention given to each horse, to the while continuing the search for a permanent adoptive tranquility of the grounds, I found the environment to be a home. The current owner must either sign their horse perfect transition into a life of peaceful dignity. The type of over to The Second Race, provide Jockey Club papers or an life that each retiree so richly deserved. The mission of authorization to obtain them, or sign a release stating that Sharla Sanders and The Second Race is both powerful and the horse was sold without pedigree. This will ensure that straightforward. Their work punctuates the mission to pro- the horse will not be a racing prospect in the future. In addition, and when funds are available, The Second vide assistance to Thoroughbreds in need in a manner that is dignified and well deserved. They have been doing this Race will work with established rescue groups that find with an unconditional love and devotion to the Thorough- ex-racehorses (meaning that a tattoo has been identified) bred. Regardless of winnings or pedigree or a lack thereof. on auction lots to aid in their safety away from the lots. What they provide is love and respect without compromise. However, The Second Race is not a funding non-profit, They are that peaceful village in the restful valley, placed and therefore cannot be solicited for funds from other kindly along the still waters. Kindly restoring the souls of groups. The Second Race does not buy horses in the purest those who have given so much. The equine heroes of the sense and it does not broker horses in the purest sense. sport that we love so deeply. Finishing First. . .Winning The Second Race The Second Race, through a collaboration between The Second Race networks on behalf of the ex- the existing owner, networking contacts and channels racehorse (due to lack of competitiveness or injury or just a and the adoptive owner, facilitates the adoption of an ex-racehorse. well earned retirement) to find them Who To Contact an adoptive home. In some cases, a Contact The Second Race at either horse is suited for a new career; and thesecondrace@gmail.com or (626) The Second Race will aid in that 733-3815 with the information transition from the racetrack—by regarding a horse to include; registered networking or working closely with name, sex, age, injury (type), history approved facilities, trainers or adopof injuries or soundness, current tive owners—to a new life. In other location and any other pertinent inforcases, where a prolonged injury has mation. A form will be completed and occured or the horse requires a persigned off as an understanding of the manent sanctuary, efforts will be information supplied on the horse. made to see that the horse receives the care it needs or a forever home as Continued on next page a pasture pal or companion horse. Explosive Device with Sharla Sanders

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Dealing With Strangles – Research On Tests And Vaccines

Horse Care by HEATHER SMITH THOMAS

This highly contagious disease of horses has been around for a long time, and is caused by a bacterium (Streptococcus equi) that enters the body through nose or throat. It was called “strangles” because some horses suffer breathing obstruction due to enlarged lymph nodes that narrow the air passages. Good bio-security measures are necessary to prevent spread of this disease, since it’s been difficult to produce an effective and safe vaccine. THE DISEASE Josie Traub-Dargatz, Professor of Equine Medicine at Colorado State University, says that in historical literature, the first description of clinical signs of strangles in horses was written in 1250. “Although horses can recover and then have some immunity, some horses do not respond to typical treatments. Some have a more serious infection and complications,” she says. Clinical signs include fever, discharges from the upper respiratory tract, acute swelling and abscess formation in lymph nodes in head and throat/neck areas, often between the bones of the lower jaw and the throatlatch area. The bacteria target the tonsillar region if a horse has poor immunity. Horses have multiple tonsillar areas in the back of the throat and on the tongue. If the infection gets past the tonsils and into the lymph nodes it sometimes get beyond the head and neck and into other parts of the body. This serious sequel may be due to multiple factors. The horse may have been exposed to a large dose of bacteria and/or was very susceptible. Horses with complications— in which bacteria get past the typical protective barriers of the body and into lymph nodes of the abdomen or the chest, or into the brain or spinal cord—have a more serious form of the disease and the highest occurrence of fatality. Even in instances in which the disease itself is not severe or life-threatening, the horse may feel miserable. “These horses may be sicker longer than with some of the viral infections like influenza,” explains Traub-Dargatz. Strangles is highly contagious, and readily spread to horses who have no immunity. “Horses who have the disease always pose a risk to other horses. Even after they recover, some recovered horses continue to shed the bacteria well beyond when they look normal again,” she says. They may pose risk for a new outbreak if they move into populations of horses who have inadequate immunity. ©Photos supplied by Dr. Corrine Sweeney.

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TESTS FOR CHRONIC SHEDDING “The challenge for horse owners is that chronically shedding individuals look fine. If they were examined, they would be able to get a health certificate. They don’t have fever or nasal discharge or abscesses. Without the history, knowing a horse had the disease earlier, you would not suspect a problem,” says Traub-Dargatz. It is relatively expensive, however, to test horses to see if they are shedding bacteria. “The numbers of organisms they are passing out through the nose or mouth are quite low. Typical tests (routine culture of nasal swabs) won’t pick it up. So we have to use specialized laboratory tests and a different kind of sample,” she explains. To test for chronic shedding, you need a fairly large sample that includes material from the back of the throat and the nasal passages, not just from a swab up one nostril. “You need material obtained from a bath of sterile fluid that would contact the back of the throat and come out the nostril. That sample represents not just one side of the nose but also the surfaces of the throat and both nasal passages,” she says. The PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test used for checking this type of sample is more sensitive than a bacterial culture from a nasal swab or abscess sample. Only a few laboratories do this PCR test, which detects DNA of S. equi. “It’s more expensive than a culture. The sample must be shipped to one of these labs,” explains Traub-Dargatz. This type of test is more involved because it must detect fewer organisms. That small number of bacteria that are still being shed, however, could pose a risk for susceptible horses. “We have two options for when we test to see if a horse is a chronic shedder. One is at the point where the horse is recovering from the disease—post outbreak. We can test those horses before we move them. This is very targeted because we are only testing horses that had the disease or are exposed during the outbreak,” she says. The other situation is when a farm requires a negative test for incoming horses. This entails checking all horses who come to that facility, as part of a bio-security program. “In these instances, we apply the test to all horses, versus those who pose the highest risk (the horses we know are recovering from strangles),” she explains. The length of time a horse might shed bacteria can be variable. “In the 30 days right after the disease, the percent of horses shedding is moderately high. After 30 www.ctba.com

days, the percent of horses still shedding goes down dramatically. The percent that continue to be chronic shedders is very low, but there’s nothing we can see from a clinical aspect to predict which ones might be shedding. Those who continue to shed for years, rather than weeks or months, would be a very small percent,” she says. A horse may shed bacteria quite awhile, however, if they are trapped in the guttural pouch. “If there’s some dried up material in there that includes white blood cells, mucus and bacteria, the body can’t attack it. Until we can get that material out of the pouch and treat that area, a small percent of these horses shed bacteria for many months, if not years, and look completely normal. Some may have an occasional runny nose on one side. In others, there is no history of anything that would lead you to believe the horse was a chronic shedder.” Since most horses shed bacteria awhile after having strangles, it is important to wait long enough for a horse to stop shedding before you do a test for chronic shedding. “Many will shed during the first 30 days, so I don’t advise people to test during that period. Instead, keep the horse or horses isolated and don’t move them until after 30 days from the time they are recovered. Apply the test after you’ve given horses a chance to clear the bacteria themselves. If we then test and find some chronic shedders, there are several options regarding what to do with them. The most responsible thing is to keep the shedder away from other horses–or leave them with horses who had the disease at the same time and would potentially have some immunity–until you find that the horse is no longer shedding bacteria,” says Traub-Dargatz. “Another option is to detect where the shedding is coming from, through more specific tests, such as looking into the guttural pouch using endoscopy—to see if there is material there that needs to be removed. This can often be done by flushing and breaking up the material (via endoscope) then treating within the pouch with something to inactivate bacteria. Later, we would retest that horse to see if what we did was sufficient to clear it up,” she explains. Some veterinarians also implement systemic treatment. It may take more effort in one animal than another to rid the horse of bacteria so they will no longer pose a risk to other horses. PREVENTION AND CONTROL There are several things horse owners and show facilities or racetracks can do to make sure no horses bring strangles, including health certification for each horse. “On a farm, when new horses come in, they can be kept separate from resident animals for a period of time, and observed for development of disease. This would include www.ctba.com

taking the horse’s temperature daily. If the horse develops a fever, have your veterinarian examine the horse to determine the cause,” she says. A quarantine area on the property is needed, for keeping new arrivals for a certain period of time. “For most diseases, a horse who has been exposed just before it arrives would show signs of disease within two weeks, but with strangles we should keep it quarantined at least three weeks if possible, to be safe,” explains Traub-Dargatz. This includes physically keeping the horse separate, and anyone taking care of the horse (and any equipment used on that horse) should not come into contact with other animals unless measures are taken for removal of bacteria from hands, clothing or equipment. “If we observe sick horses in the resident population, such as horses who have been off the property to a show–and then notice they’re not eating–we can take their temperature and call the veterinarian if they have a fever. If you take precautions from the very beginning, by isolating the horse and cleaning hands after handling the horse, it’s possible to limit further spread of the disease,” she says. The success of these efforts will depend on how much contact the horse might have had with other horses during the time leading up to discovery of strangles, and how much human traffic there’s been. “I think it is possible, however, to limit further spread if you take action as soon as you realize the horse is sick, but this won’t eliminate spread that might have already occurred,” she explains. “If we can remove the sick horse from others and figure out what the fever is due to, then monitor the potentially exposed horses for fevers, this can help. Many people have a tendency to just watch the horse for a few days to see if the fever goes away, but there are things we can do to detect this disease early on,” she says. “Potentially we’ll take different control measures if it’s strangles rather than influenza, or if it doesn’t appear to be a contagious disease agent. I encourage owners to work with their veterinarians to identify the cause. If we detect the horse when it first has a fever and implement precautions, we may reduce the risk of spreading strangles to other animals. The veterinarian and owner should look at where the horse has been, to see what the options might be for reducing the chance of further spread,” she says. “Some people think they are safe if they have horses separated into groups, but if groups share a waterer that serves more than one pen, they are not truly separated. They must have no nose to nose contact nor share a water source,” says Traub-Dargatz. Continued on next page

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Horse Care Cont’d. VACCINATING The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has developed guidelines for vaccines. “Owners can view these guidelines on their website. Within those guidelines it is emphasized that horsemen need to work with their veterinarian and develop a plan specific for their horse or group of horses. Strangles is one of the vaccines listed as a risk-based vaccine (given to horses

based on risk for coming into contact with strangles). It is not one of the core vaccines recommended for all horses throughout the United States. Strangles vaccine may be recommended under certain circumstances and those are discussed in the guidelines,” she says. “Although we have strangles vaccines and they’ve been important in control of the disease in selected circumstances, there’s still a need to develop more effective vaccines than what we now have, and with fewer potential side effects. With the new molecular technology we have today, there is hope we may achieve this goal.”

RESEARCH TOWARD BETTER VACCINES Attempts to vaccinate against strangles began more than 60 years ago. The first bacterin-type vaccines had questionable efficacy, however, and carried risk of serious reactions and side effects. Horses exposed to strangles, or known to have had strangles within the previous year, were at risk if vaccinated. Newer vaccines are safer, but still not as safe or efficient as we’d like them to be. Dr. John Timoney, Gluck Research Center, Lexington, Kentucky, says that currently in North America there are two types of vaccine in use–extracts of Streptococcus equi (given intramuscularly or subcutaneously) and a live attenuated intranasal vaccine. “In Europe there was also a vaccine available for awhile that consisted of the live organism injected into the horse’s lip,” he says. “All of these vaccines carry some risk. There are also concerns about efficacy. The efficacy of the extract vaccines does not reach the level provided by natural infection. Horses that have recovered from strangles have a high level of resistance to reinfection,” says Timoney. “A live organism provides better protective immunity than an extract, and the immunity from a live infection can last two to five years in most horses,” he explains. How long this immunity will protect a recovered horse depends partly on the amount of exposure the horse encounters after recovery. This is also true of vaccination immunity. If exposed to heavy challenge, immunity gained via vaccination may break down. “There are a number of labs working on improving strangles vaccines. Most of the current work centers around proteins predicted from the genomic sequence of S. equi (which was obtained a few years ago). Researchers have been searching the genomic sequence for proteins that might be useful in a vaccine. The problem is that there are a large number of these proteins and it’s hard to know which one or which combination might work,” he says. “At the moment it looks as though protection can best be provided via the intranasal route by spraying the tonsil with certain proteins that are combined with a sticker protein that will adhere to the tonsil. This creates a local antibody response. There’s a lot of evidence that the immune horse is protected because of the immune response of the tonsils, not of the lymph nodes.” Tonsillar areas in the mouth and throat are the horse’s first line of defense against strangles. 64 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED • DECEMBER 2010

“If you can prevent the organism from getting into the tonsils, you can protect the horse. Once it gets into the tonsillar areas there is usually some degree of disease after that. Even though we know some of the proteins that might be protective in the tonsil or even in the lymph node, the organism has many ways to circumvent antibodies produced, and is still able to replicate enough to cause an abscess,” he explains. S. equi has been evolving in millions of horses for a long time and has multiple ways to infect them. “Even if you knock out one gene it can still cause disease. The logical route in creating a vaccine is to find a way of blocking the organism from getting into the tonsils.” Then the other mechanisms won’t have a chance to work. “Our research group has been working with a fusion of two proteins. We know one protein that binds very well to the tonsil and stimulates a very strong mucosal response in the nasal pharynx of the horse. We can combine that protein with part of another protein that is involved in resistance to the effects of these bacteria. When we put the two together we can get protection— not in every horse, but in a significant percentage. So we’re trying to figure out which part of the second protein it is that we need to have in the fusion. We’ve tested two parts of it but we don’t yet know which is the most protective,” he says. “This research stemmed from discovery of the genomic sequence of S. equi and a comparison of that with S. zooepidemicus, an organism found in normal tonsils and very common in the horse. S. equi evolved from an ancestral S. zoo strain and is very similar to it, so when we’re studying one we have to study the other. The difference between them is probably where the secret lies in terms of the virulence of S. equi and protective immunity,” he says. “Researchers have been busy comparing the two genomes. But each genome codes more than 2,000 proteins, so there are a lot of possibilities. The number of differences is small, however, compared to the similarities. There may be less than 20 significant differences in terms of proteins with different sequences. This narrows the field. We don’t know all of the combinations and these will be found by trial and error, by different research groups over the next few years,” says Timoney. www.ctba.com

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2010 Recipients Of The Maiden Bonus Program APRIL • Janavar Thoroughbreds LLC owner of Mr Tokyo earned $20,000 on April 1st at Santa Anita Park • Jerry & Carol Anderson and Gloria Buckridge owners of Mistical Dream earned $10,000 on April 1st at Golden Gate Fields • Risa Gomez, Gilman Lee & Glenda Sherman owners of Pearloftheorient earned $10,000 on April 2nd at Golden Gate Fields • Hiroshi Nakajima owner of Rebecca earned $20,000 on April 2nd at Santa Anita Park • Frankfurt Stables owner of King Kelly earned $10,000 on April 3rd at Golden Gate Fields • Joseph Brook owner of Lethargic earned $10,000 on April 3rd at Golden Gate Fields • Mary L. Wilkins & Marie Jackson owners of Teafatiller earned $20,000 on April 7th at Santa Anita Park • Monte Verde Trails Ranch LLC owner of Warren's Kong earned $20,000 on April 7th at Santa Anita Park • Rafael Deleon & Brian Kahn owners of Rockin Heather earned $20,000 on April 7th at Santa Anita Park • Benjamin C. Warren owner of Warren's Gus earned $20,000 on April 8th at Santa Anita Park • Eligio Ayala owner of Leon Ayala earned $20,000 on April 8th at Santa Anita Park • Ellen L. Jackson owner of Really Soft earned $10,000 on April 8th at Golden Gate Fields • Tiger Racing Stable owner of Jacob's Tiger earned $20,000 on April 9th at Santa Anita Park • Joseph A. Duffel owner of Auntie Maud earned $20,000 on April 14th at Santa Anita Park • Ellen L. Jackson owner of Summer Sunshine earned $10,000 on April 15th at Golden Gate Fields • Joseph A. Duffel owner of Candied Hearts earned $20,000 on April 15th at Santa Anita Park • Michael Strohmaier owner of Richly Red earned $10,000 on April 18th at Golden Gate Fields • Jeff Bonde owner of Brown Is Beige earned $10,000 on April 21st at Golden Gate Fields • Albert & Kathleen Mattivi LLC owner of Silver Heat earned $20,000 on April 28th at Hollywood Park • William Hedrick & Andres Hernandez owners of Lady Perfect earned $10,000 on April 30th at Golden Gate Fields • Joe & Paul Liskey owners of Over the Budget earned $10,000 on April 30th at Golden Gate Fields

MAY • Richard London, Terry Lovingier & Templeton Horses LLC owners of Tappin Tough earned $20,000 on May 1st at Hollywood Park • Todd Marshall & Andrew Molasky owners of Hi Ho Yodeler earned $20,000 on May 2nd at Hollywood Park • Benjamin C. Warren owner of Warren's Leadgirl earned $20,000 on May 2nd at Hollywood Park • S.A.Y. Racing LLC owner of Cee's Closing Time earned $20,000 on May 5th at Hollywood Park • Filouette Enterprises Inc owner of Manitoga earned $10,000 on May 6th at Golden Gate Fields Fields • George Bolton & Bruce Headley owners of Pacific Avenue earned $20,000 on May 8th at Hollywood Park • Mike Harrington Trustee owner of Edgewick Road earned $20,000 on May 9th at Hollywood Park • Mercedes Stables LLC owner of Magnolia Moon earned $10,000 on May 13th at Golden Gate Fields Fields • Tom Roberts owner of My Boy Walsh earned $20,000 on May 13th at Hollywood Park • Sky Chase Farm and TNIP LLC owners of Missdealornodeal earned $20,000 on May 14th at Hollywood Park • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Shapiro owners of Goggles McCoy earned $10,000 on May 15th at Golden Gate Fields • Jim Robinson and Robert Bone owners of Angi's Wild Cat earned $10,000 on May 16th at Golden Gate Fields • Heinz Steinmann owner of Swiss Wild Cat earned $20,000 on May 16th at Hollywood Park • Meadowbrook Farms Inc. owner of Drink At Buster's earned $20,000 on May 19th at Hollywood Park • CJ Racing owner of Trick Skate earned $20,000 on May 20th at Hollywood Park • Malinda D. Farmer or Richard A. Franco owners of Cata Mia earned $10,000 on May 21st at Golden Gate Fields • Unusual Heat Racing Ventures and Tom Roberts owners of Lazered earned $20,000 on May 21st at Hollywood Park • Harris Farms Inc. owner of Road to Reason earned $20,000 on May 21st at Hollywood Park • E.W. and Judy Johnston owners of Where's the Remote earned $20,000 on May 22nd at Hollywood Park • Matties Racing Stable LLC owner of Pop'shands Are Hot earned $20,000 on May 27th at Hollywood Park • Jacob Kestler or Cecil Moore owners of Our Shorty earned $20,000 on May 31st at Hollywood Park • J. F. Ernenwein and Chris and Charlotte Wrather owners of Streamline Baby earned $10,000 on May 31st at Golden Gate Fields

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2010 Recipients Of The Maiden Bonus Program JUNE • David C. and Billie A. Farr owners of Ball Bearing earned $10,000 on June 4th at Golden Gate Fields • Mariani, Martin, Zuraitis, et al. owners of Bench Points earned $20,000 on June 5th at Hollywood Park • Daniel Dunham owner of Deo's Secret earned $20,000 on June 6th at Hollywood Park • Leonard Dunham & Denise Halstead owners of Blendara earned $10,000 on June 6th at Golden Gate Fields • Martin W. Bach owner of Democratic Sweep earned $10,000 on June 6th at Golden Gate Fields • Benjamin C. Warren owner of Warren's Got Game earned $20,000 on June 9th at Hollywood Park • Alex Paszkeicz Living Trust or Joe Daehling owners of Blast'em earned $10,000 on June 11th at Golden Gate Fields • GCCI owner of Perfect Curls earned $10,000 on June 11th at Golden Gate Fields • Hronis Racing LLC owner of Caitie's Secret earned $20,000 on June 13th at Hollywood Park • The Hat Ranch owner of Syncobeat earned $20,000 on June 18th at Hollywood Park • Brian Koriner owner of Wylie N Wyatt earned $20,000 on June 18th at Hollywood Park • Edward J. Brown Jr., Ferro Family Trust, Alan Klein & Phil Lebherz owners of Lucky Mr. K earned $20,000 on June 23rd at Hollywood Park • George & Martha Schwary Racing LLC owner of Georgie's Sweetie earned $20,000 on June 24th at Hollywood Park • Barbara DeLima owner of Tiz Blushing earned $10,000 on June 26th at Pleasanton • Andy Mathis & Felicity Stanley owners of Tommy's Pick earned $10,000 on June 27th at Pleasanton

JULY • Barbara Kelly owner of Fullbridled’s Sis earned $20,000 on July 1st at Hollywood Park • Seven Star Racing Stable owner of Smarter Temper earned $10,000 on July 4th at Pleasanton • Mr. & Mrs. Warren B. Williamson owners of Nashoba's Excess earned $20,000 on July 5th at Hollywood Park • Rondal G. & Marilyn S. Allen owners of Blue Jay Attack earned $20,000 on July 9th at Hollywood Park • Firsthome Thoroughbreds or Lou Ferrero owners of Stormin Rae earned $20,000 on July 11th at Hollywood Park • Harris Farms Inc. owner of Lodi Redearned $20,000 on July 16th at Hollywood Park • Halo Farms Inc. owner of Miles Rules earned $20,000 on July 17th at Hollywood Park • Bill M. Thomas owner of Koolnquick earned $20,000 on July 17th at Hollywood Park • Damon Stathatos owner of Laura Beasley earned $20,000 on July 24th at Del Mar • Melinda Blue & Deron Pearson owners of Nicole's X S earned $20,000 on July 24th at Del Mar • Hajji Farm, Richard Meister & George & Mary Clare Schmitt owners of Classic Bobby earned $20,000 on July 25th at Del Mar • Arbitrage Stables, God's Favor and Corral owners of Prince of Gotham earned $20,000 on July 28th at Del Mar • Dutton Stables & Thomas Capehart owners of Rents Paid earned $10,000 on July 30th at Santa Rosa • Scott Gross & Mark Devereaux owners of Cee's Pryme earned $20,000 on July 30th at Del Mar • Mr. & Mrs. Peter A. Walski owners of Faisca earned $20,000 on July 31st at Del Mar

AUGUST • Daniel Franko owner of Lady Deputy earned $10,000 on August 7th at Santa Rosa • Eugene Eichler, E. W. Johnston & Edward Masry et. al. owners of Dontmesroundwitjim earned $10,000 on August 8th at Santa Rosa • Pam & Martin Wygod owners of Contemplated earned $20,000 on August 11th at Del Mar • Donver Stable owner of Serene Sophia earned $20,000 on August 12th at Del Mar • Thomas Noone, Selman Shaby & Joe and Bernard Thomas owners of Donner Wasser earned $20,000 on August 13th at Del Mar • Donald J. Valpredo owner of Don Perico earned $20,000 on August 14th at Del Mar • Samantha G. Clement & Stephen B. Weissman owners of Sugarinthemorning earned $20,000 on August 14th at Del Mar • Lucky Ladies Stable LLC owner of Arrabiatta earned $10,000 on August 15th at Santa Rosa • E. W. & Judy Johnston & Robert & Dee Riggio owners of Accelerant earned $20,000 on August 18th at Del Mar • William E. Warren owner of Alley Hondro earned $20,000 on August 19 that Del Mar • Richard A. Bell & Clark O. Brewster owners of Da Boomer earned $20,000 on August 22nd at Del Mar • Oak Valley Stable, William Buster, David Johnson et. al. owners of Cayanna earned $20,000 on August 26th at Del Mar • Alberto & Rafael Ruvalcaba owners of Global Glow earned $10,000 on August 27th at Golden Gate Fields • Carol Anderson, Gloria Buckridge & John Lee owners of Blue Moon High earned $10,000 on August 27th at Golden Gate Fields • Val Brinkerhoff & Daniel Bulloch owners of Shu Biz Danny earned $20,000 on August 28th at Del Mar • Slo Racing Stable owner of Pleasing Sunrise earned $20,000 on August 28th at Del Mar

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2010 Recipients Of The Maiden Bonus Program SEPTEMBER • Redwood Racing Ventures, Haber, Peters, et al. owners of Magicrooy earned $20,000 on September 1st at Del Mar • M. Auerbach LLC or Bederian or Nakkashian owners of Spanish Bunny earned $20,000 on September 2nd at Del Mar • Patricia For owner of Game to Run earned $10,000 on September 3rd at Golden Gate Fields • Robomar Racing Stables owner of Checkinuponyou earned $10,000 on September 4th at Golden Gate Fields • Harris Farms Inc. owner of Logical Single earned $10,000 on September 6th at Golden Gate Fields • Patricia Harrington owner of Real Cool Dude earned $20,000 on September 6th at Del Mar • Pamela Ziebarth owner of Tiz Argent earned $20,000 on September 8th at Del Mar • Benjamin C. Warren owner of Warren's Flyer earned $10,000 on September 11th at Fairplex Park • J. Paul Reddam owner of Jailbird Jimmy earned $10,000 on September 12th at Fairplex Park • Kjell H. Qvale owner of Rule He Must earned $10,000 on September 12th at Golden Gate Fields • E. W. & Judy Johnston owners of He's a Dance Star earned $10,000 on September 15th at Fairplex Park • Daniel Franko owner of Notorious Nikki earned $10,000 on September 23rd at Golden Gate Fields • Curt and Lila Lanning owners of Top of the List earned $10,000 on September 25th at Golden Gate Fields • Richard A. Haggerty owner of Lady Lohr earned $10,000 on September 26th at Golden Gate Fields • Pamela Ziebarth owner of Hello Sugar earned $20,000 on September 30th at Oak Tree at Hollywood Park

OCTOBER • Fred Carrillo & Daniel Cassella owners of Sammartino earned $20,000 on October 1st at Oak Tree at Hollywood Park • La Canada Stables LLC owner of Spot of Salt earned $20,000 on October 2nd at Oak Tree at Hollywood Park • Art McFadden & Billie Klokstad owners of Game Event earned $10,000 on October 3rd at Golden Gate Fields • Suarez Racing Inc. owner of California Nectar earned $20,000 on October 3rd at Oak Tree at Hollywood Park • Michael Bello, Jack Mandato & Russell Sarno owners of Tiz Smoke Tiz Fire earned $20,000 on October 8th at Oak Tree at Hollywood Park • Natlie Houle owner of Latin Minutemaiden earned $10,000 on October 9th at Fresno • Bruce Dillenbeck owner of Thecurlyhaireddude earned $10,000 on October 10th at Fresno • Frank Alesia, Ciaglia Racing LLC & Rob Dyrdek owners of Mega Heat earned $20,000 on October 10th at Oak Tree at Hollywood Park • Mr. & Mrs. Larry Williams owners of Woodmans Luck earned $20,000 on October 16th at Oak Tree at Hollywood Park • Nicholas B. Alexander owner of Melissa Rose earned $10,000 on October 16th at Fresno • Joseph P. Morey Jr. Revocable Trust owner of Upstairs Maid earned $10,000 on October 24th at Golden Gate Fields • John & Diane Fradkin owners of Marino's Star earned $20,000 on October 24th at Oak Tree at Hollywood Park • Rhianon Farms Inc. & Gloria Haley owners of Justourimagination earned $10,000 on October 27th at Golden Gate Fields • Sachiaki Kobayashi owner of Zenidekka earned $20,000 on October 30th at Oak Tree at Hollywood Park • S N R Investments LLC owner of Arresting Officer earned $20,000 on October 30th at Oak Tree at Hollywood Park • Ridgeley Farm & Robert Lively owners of Short Memo earned $20,000 on October 30th at Oak Tree at Hollywood Park

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GLOBALIZE PURE THRILL Summer Squall-Sugar Hill Chick by Fit To Fight Fee: $3,500-LF

Belong to Me-Swill by Shadeed Fee: $1,500-LF

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D E P A R T M E N T

Leading Sires in California

Available Statistics Through November 7, 2010 Leading Sires by Number of Races Won

Leading Sires by Money Won Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.

Runners

Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114 In Excess (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Bertrando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Kafwain# . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . 138 Deputy Commander* . . . . .124 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Cee's Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . 107 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Southern Image# . . . . . . . . . 85 Redattore (Brz)• . . . . . . . . . . 59 High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Siberian Summer . . . . . . . . . 65 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Skimming• . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Formal Gold• . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Olmodavor‡ . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Freespool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Lit de Justice . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Valid Wager* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . . 54 Ten Most Wanted . . . . . . . . 69 Comic Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Souvenir Copy• . . . . . . . . . . 53 Roar* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 One Man Army . . . . . . . . . . .26 Gotham City . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Beau Genius† . . . . . . . . . . 60 Momentum . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Muqtarib† . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Western Fame . . . . . . . . . . 45 Rio Verde . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Perfect Mandate . . . . . . . . . 41 Birdonthewire . . . . . . . . . . . 20 High Demand• . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Flame Thrower . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Silic (Fr) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Crafty C. T.• . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Memo (Chi)• . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Mud Route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Starts 761 757 980 672 653 624 766 922 851 845 467 425 673 493 474 294 552 399 457 530 407 462 403 437 465 402 287 446 343 331 319 157 203 400 309 276 259 273 312 250 147 232 195 145 146 212 243 87 101 208

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Races Won

Earnings

103 $3,988,191 99 3,214,975 161 2,574,585 106 2,218,714 110 2,018,758 90 1,871,322 109 1,838,264 142 1,825,704 123 1,718,891 108 1,718,684 72 1,697,366 78 1,472,104 70 1,436,189 78 1,388,225 67 1,310,236 52 1,273,096 70 1,271,977 69 1,270,392 77 1,139,226 82 1,050,089 50 996,515 62 837,979 54 831,154 56 773,323 53 739,475 59 713,629 39 707,417 48 676,567 51 663,051 47 618,741 48 582,195 19 555,787 39 505,936 39 501,314 31 492,790 52 484,387 42 481,665 36 481,279 47 470,167 29 460,143 22 400,245 31 396,867 20 392,542 21 366,691 24 362,805 26 357,801 30 355,756 12 331,503 15 329,105 27 319,724

Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 14. 15. 16. 18. 19. 20.

Runners

Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . .160 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . 145 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . 138 In Excess (Ire) . . . . . . . . 118 Kafwain# . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Deputy Commander* . . .124 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . 120 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . 119 Bertrando . . . . . . . . . . .. 112 Skimming• . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Cee's Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . 77 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . 80 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . .107 High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Siberian Summer . . . . . . .65 Southern Image# . . . . . . 85 Formal Gold• . . . . . . . . . 86

Starts

Races Won

980 922 851 653 766 845 672 761 757 624 530 425 493 457 467 673 552 399 474 462

161 142 123 110 109 108 106 103 99 90 82 78 78 77 72 70 70 69 67 62

Earnings $2,574,585 1,825,704 1,718,891 2,018,758 1,838,264 1,718,684 2,218,714 3,988,191 3,214,975 1,871,322 1,050,089 1,472,104 1,388,225 1,139,226 1,697,366 1,436,189 1,271,977 1,270,392 1,310,236 837,979

Leading Sires by Average Earnings Per Runner (Minimum 10 Runners)

Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Runners

Unusual Heat . . . . . . . .120 Stormin Fever . . . . . . .119 Redattore (Brz)• . . . . . . .59 One Man Army . . . . . . . 26 Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Birdonthewire . . . . . . . . 20 Siberian Summer . . . . . 65 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . 114 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . 88 Cee's Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . 77 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Unbridled Native* . . . . . .15 Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 In Excess (Ire) . . . . . . . 118 Bertrando . . . . . . . . . . .112 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . .160 Southern Image# . . . . . 85 Grey Memo . . . . . . . . . . 14 Soul of the Matter . . . . .15 Blazonry . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Races Won 103 99 52 19 12 22 69 106 72 78 78 8 15 110 90 161 67 17 13 6

Average Earnings/ Earnings Runner $3,988,191 3,214,975 1,273,096 555,787 331,503 400,245 1,270,392 2,218,714 1,697,366 1,472,104 1,388,225 269,446 329,105 2,018,758 1,871,322 2,574,585 1,310,236 213,984 227,001 162,864

$33,235 27,017 21,578 21,376 20,719 20,012 19,544 19,462 19,288 19,118 18,266 17,963 17,321 17,108 16,708 16,091 15,415 15,285 15,133 14,806

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Leading Sires by Turf Earnings

Leading Sires by Number of Winners

(Minimum 100 Starts Lifetime)

Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 14. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Benchmark....................... 160 Old Topper ........................145 Kafwain# ...........................132 In Excess (Ire)................... 118 Swiss Yodeler....................138 Deputy Commander* ....... 124 Unusual Heat ................... 120 Salt Lake* ......................... 114 Stormin Fever................... 119 Bertrando ..........................112 Skimming• ..........................85 Tribal Rule ......................... 88 Decarchy ........................... 76 Sea of Secrets.................. 107 High Brite* ......................... 87 Marino Marini .................... 80 Southern Image#............... 85 Siberian Summer .............. 65 Cee's Tizzy†........................77 Formal Gold•...................... 86

Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Runners

Winners

Races Won

99 83 68 64 62 62 60 59 58 56 48 44 44 43 43 42 40 39 37 36

161 142 109 110 123 108 103 106 99 90 82 72 78 70 70 77 67 69 78 62

Earnings $2,574,585 1,825,704 1,838,264 2,018,758 1,718,891 1,718,684 3,988,191 2,218,714 3,214,975 1,871,322 1,050,089 1,697,366 1,388,225 1,436,189 1,271,977 1,139,226 1,310,236 1,270,392 1,472,104 837,979

Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Races Runners Starts Winners Won

Unusual Heat ............ 70 Bertrando................. 35 In Excess (Ire)............. 41 Stormin Fever ............ 33 High Brite*.................. 14 Cee's Tizzy,†............. 19 Redattore (Brz)• ........ 24 Atticus...................... 27 Tribal Rule ................ 24 Benchmark................ 35 Siberian Summer ....... 23 Decarchy.................. 25 Deputy Commander* 44 Skimming• ................ 23 Kafwain# .................. 33 Old Topper ............... 29 Southern Image# ...... 33 Comic Strip.............. 17 Freespool ................. 14 One Man Army........... 12

247 93 120 96 41 57 59 69 59 91 71 69 128 51 67 61 72 49 33 32

21 7 14 8 5 10 8 10 7 13 11 6 10 10 8 8 5 5 3 3

34 10 20 13 8 14 10 13 10 15 16 10 13 14 10 9 6 9 5 4

Earnings $2,415,422 682,935 664,598 660,364 495,228 487,570 483,949 468,423 377,869 373,105 349,998 321,602 320,070 292,910 250,176 231,294 193,088 190,074 187,044 185,491

Leading Sires by Median Earnings Per Runner

Leading Sires by Average Earnings Per Start

(Minimum 10 Runners)

(Minimum 100 Starts)

Runners

Score Quick† ....................12 Vronsky ............................ 16 Unusual Heat ................. 120 Birdonthewire ................. 20 Siberian Summer ............ 65 Grey Memo ..................... 14 Marino Marini.................. 80 Popular ............................ 16 Terrell ............................... 28 Tribal Rule ....................... 88 In Excess (Ire) ................ 118 Decarchy.......................... 76 One Man Army................. 26 Deputy Commander* ..... 124 Benchmark .....................160 Roar*............................... 50 Olmodavo‡ ...................... 68 Southern Image# ............. 85 Western Fame................. 45 Stormin Fever .................119

Races Won 13 12 103 22 69 17 77 18 21 72 110 78 19 108 161 48 54 67 42 99

Median Earnings/ Earnings Runner $176,017 331,503 3,988,191 400,245 1,270,392 213,984 1,139,226 217,183 284,254 1,697,366 2,018,758 1,388,225 555,787 1,718,684 2,574,585 582,195 831,154 1,310,236 481,665 3,214,975

$13,082 12,590 11,350 10,950 10,345 9,677 9,420 9,033 8,722 8,700 8,333 8,288 8,011 7,849 7,708 7,654 7,599 7,525 7,510 7,500

Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Runners

Unusual Heat ............... 120 Redattore (Brz)• ............. 59 Stormin Fever................ 119 Tribal Rule ..................... 88 One Man Army .............. 26 Cee's Tizzy†.................... 77 Salt Lake* ...................... 114 Tizbud ........................... 19 Siberian Summer ........... 65 In Excess (Ire)................ 118 Bertrando .......................112 Decarchy ......................... 76 Southern Image# ........... 85 Birdonthewire................. 20 Benchmark................... 160 Silic (Fr) ........................... 26 Marino Marini ................. 80 Gotham City................... 43 Crafty C. T.• .................. 26 Ministers Wild Cat.......... 54

Starts

Earnings

Average Earnings/ Start

761 294 757 467 157 425 672 101 399 653 624 493 474 147 980 145 457 203 146 287

$3,988,191 1,273,096 3,214,975 1,697,366 555,787 1,472,104 2,218,714 329,105 1,270,392 2,018,758 1,871,322 1,388,225 1,310,236 400,245 2,574,585 366,691 1,139,226 505,936 362,805 707,417

$5,241 4,330 4,247 3,635 3,540 3,464 3,302 3,258 3,184 3,092 2,999 2,816 2,764 2,723 2,627 2,529 2,493 2,492 2,485 2,465

The statistics contained in these rankings are compiled by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. (TJCIS). While every effort is made to prevent errors and omissions, California Thoroughbred cannot guarantee their complete and total accuracy. A dagger (†) indicates that a stallion has been pensioned, an asterisk (*) that he has died, a dot (•) that he is now standing elsewhere, a number sign (#) that he did not stand in California in 2009 but is standing in the state in 2010, a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2010 but will stand in the state in 2011 and in bold that he is a freshman sire. In all cases, a sire will remain in the rankings until the year after his last California foals are two-year-olds. Statistics cover racing in North America (U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico), England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates only.

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Available Statistics Through November 7, 2010

Leading Lifetime Sires in California Crops of No Stallion, Year Foaled, Sire

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 21.

24. 25. 26.

30. 31.

35.

38. 39.

42. 44. 45.

48. 50.

Named Crops of Average Foals of Racing Crop Racing Age Size Age

Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev In Excess (Ire), 1987, by Siberian Express Cee's Tizzy †, 1987, by Relaunch Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat Roar *, 1993, by Forty Niner One Man Army, 1994, by Roman Diplomat Salt Lake *, 1989, by Deputy Minister Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig Memo (Chi) •, 1987, by Mocito Guapo (Arg) Birdonthewire, 1989, by Proud Birdie Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat Lit de Justice, 1990, by El Gran Senor Rhythm *, 1987, by Mr. Prospector Deputy Commander *, 1994, by Deputy Minister Turkoman †, 1982, by Alydar Formal Gold •, 1993, by Black Tie Affair (Ire) Robannier, 1991, by Batonnier Beau Genius †, 1985, by Bold Ruckus Moscow Ballet *, 1982, by Nijinsky II Suggest *, 1992, by Topsider Olympio, 1988, by Naskra Atticus, 1992, by Nureyev Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View Kafwain #, 2000, by Cherokee Run Kelly Kip †, 1994, by Kipper Kelly Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo Redattore (Brz) •, 1995, by Roi Normand Bartok (Ire) †, 1991, by Fairy King Siberian Summer, 1989, by Siberian Express Snow Chief *, 1983, by Reflected Glory Valid Wager *, 1992, by Valid Appeal High Brite *, 1984, by Best Turn Silic (Fr), 1995, by Sillery Souvenir Copy •, 1995, by Mr. Prospector Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time Huddle Up, 1982, by Sir Ivor Perfect Mandate, 1996, by Gone West Stormy Jack, 1997, by Bertrando Lake George, 1992, by Vice Regent Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat Thisnearlywasmine, 1994, by Capote Iron Cat, 1995, by Storm Cat Michael’s Flyer †, 1986, by Flying Paster Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West Olmodavor ‡, 1999, by A.P. Indy Tannersmyman, 1998, by Lord Carson Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

10 15 17 5 11 6 15 5 14 3 13 13 9 8 11 16 9 21 9 11 17 22 9 15 10 4 4 7 9 4 11 0 19 11 19 6 9 7 16 7 4 11 8 6 9 15 9 3 5 3

46 60 41 49 59 10 80 35 65 17 39 19 64 71 35 60 62 34 47 8 43 34 7 33 39 44 78 15 67 86 19 36 14 45 47 21 49 57 9 36 19 13 46 8 13 7 30 47 11 46

455 896 697 247 649 62 1,201 173 906 51 507 242 575 571 385 965 562 707 420 92 735 756 60 491 392 177 311 105 607 342 205 361 262 498 896 123 439 401 142 255 75 146 369 50 118 104 269 140 57 138

Runners

Winners

2-Y-O Winners

328-72% 626-70% 480-69% 148-60% 497-77% 42-68% 965-80% 80-46% 659-73% 17-33% 313-62% 175-72% 405-70% 420-74% 319-83% 626-65% 460-82% 541-77% 330-79% 61-66% 604-82% 542-72% 43-72% 378-77% 286-73% 108-61% 217-70% 85-81% 454-75% 198-58% 153-75% 270-75% 179-68% 399-80% 694-77% 98-80% 328-75% 301-75% 85-60% 120-47% 38-51% 91-62% 282-76% 30-60% 84-71% 48-46% 176-65% 89-64% 33-58% 86-62%

234-51% 465-52% 347-50% 94-38% 382-58% 27-44% 779-65% 40-23% 460-51% 9-18% 223-44% 126-52% 299-52% 295-52% 246-64% 332-34% 304-54% 390-55% 252-60% 34-37% 455-62% 364-48% 37-62% 284-58% 167-43% 72-41% 134-43% 69-66% 319-53% 121-35% 96-47% 189-52% 111-42% 310-62% 558-62% 63-51% 252-57% 222-55% 60-42% 72-28% 21-28% 56-38% 214-58% 21-42% 68-58% 24-23% 128-48% 59-42% 16-28% 55-40%

25-5% 108-12% 57-8% 41-17% 90-14% 2-3% 233-19% 6-3% 112-12% 1-2% 41-8% 37-15% 85-15% 101-18% 70-18% 39-4% 74-13% 75-11% 72-17% 8-9% 138-19% 70-9% 4-7% 60-12% 38-10% 23-13% 54-17% 16-15% 139-23% 28-8% 27-13% 26-7% 27-10% 100-20% 142-16% 11-9% 72-16% 95-24% 9-6% 14-5% 7-9% 9-6% 68-18% 5-10% 7-6% 5-5% 43-16% 18-13% 4-7% 17-12%

Stakes Winners

27-6% 62-7% 39-6% 14-6% 43-7% 4-6% 69-6% 2-1% 50-6% 1-2% 28-6% 10-4% 29-5% 30-5% 22-6% 25-3% 24-4% 33-5% 19-5% 3-3% 39-5% 21-3% 4-7% 30-6% 12-3% 5-3% 11-4% 2-2% 23-4% 12-4% 7-3% 13-4% 9-3% 18-4% 46-5% 1-1% 12-3% 15-4% 2-1% 11-4% 1-1% 5-3% 19-5% 0-0% 5-4% 3-3% 13-5% 4-3% 1-2% 4-3%

Graded Stakes Winners

Progeny Earnings

Average Earnings Index

9-2% 11-1% 9-1% 2-1% 22-3% 1-2% 23-2% 2-1% 12-1% 0-0% 9-2% 1-0% 7-1% 11-2% 2-1% 11-1% 4-1% 9-1% 5-1% 0-0% 5-1% 6-1% 1-2% 4-1% 5-1% 0-0% 3-1% 1-1% 2-0% 10-3% 0-0% 4-1% 1-0% 3-1% 9-1% 1-1% 2-0% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0% 1-1% 1-1% 2-1% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0% 1-1% 1-2% 0-0%

$27,063,065 $40,215,113 $34,900,201 $7,171,092 $20,971,156 $1,958,782 $55,594,263 $2,491,387 $38,816,885 $517,928 $17,192,400 $11,240,899 $20,942,418 $23,564,296 $20,430,920 $37,872,046 $27,476,687 $25,614,031 $16,944,275 $2,799,039 $34,182,710 $20,429,334 $2,408,451 $18,673,371 $11,406,807 $3,805,571 $6,840,843 $4,172,498 $21,044,097 $3,309,973 $6,352,464 $10,893,298 $5,630,901 $18,552,115 $34,065,415 $6,200,701 $14,923,145 $11,218,514 $2,937,144 $4,550,447 $1,318,221 $4,021,772 $14,841,116 $1,186,486 $2,965,055 $1,819,156 $6,704,888 $2,325,377 $785,028 $1,970,148

2.16 1.76 1.72 1.52 1.51 1.48 1.46 1.45 1.43 1.42 1.37 1.32 1.29 1.29 1.28 1.24 1.23 1.22 1.21 1.21 1.20 1.20 1.20 1.13 1.12 1.10 1.10 1.10 1.10 1.09 1.07 1.07 1.07 1.07 1.06 1.06 1.06 1.02 1.01 1.01 1.01 1.00 1.00 0.96 0.94 0.94 0.94 0.93 0.93 0.91

Comparable Index

1.10 1.46 1.18 1.21 1.37 0.90 1.42 1.03 1.58 0.78 1.15 1.42 1.21 1.48 1.18 1.18 1.64 1.42 1.43 1.13 1.18 1.29 0.79 1.33 1.54 1.01 1.34 1.03 1.06 1.20 0.92 0.89 1.31 1.22 1.20 0.96 1.25 0.91 0.78 1.25 0.70 1.05 1.11 0.78 1.00 0.60 0.82 1.39 0.78 1.08

These statistics are for active California-based sires with a minimum of 50 foals of racing age, ranked here by lifetime Average Earnings Index (AEI). The statistics contained in these rankings are compiled by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. (TJCIS). While every effort is made to prevent errors and omissions, California Thoroughbred cannot guarantee their complete and total accuracy. A dagger (†) indicates that a stallion has been pensioned, an asterisk (*) that he has died, a dot (•) that he is now standing elsewhere, a number sign (#) that he did not stand in California in 2009 but is standing in the state in 2010, a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2010 but will stand in the state in 2011 and In bold that he is a freshman sire. In all cases, a sire will remain in the rankings until the year after his last California foals are two-year-olds. Statistics cover racing in North America (U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico), England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) only. Percentages are based upon number of foals of racing age.

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Leading Two-Year-Old Sires in California

Leading Sires Of Two-Year-Olds by Money Won Rank Sire

Runners

96 118 123 59 66 33 52 41 45 37 21 32 10 42 48 23 59 55 24 30

Races Won 17 12 15 17 8 10 10 8 9 5 2 7 4 5 6 3 8 3 4 2

Earnings $433,967 396,972 395,722 350,805 316,682 235,896 207,081 189,378 133,325 127,417 124,984 124,775 123,843 115,710 113,383 111,650 111,259 109,647 103,540 96,693

Leading Sires Of Two-Year-Olds by Average Earnings Per Runner Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Runners

Lucky Pulpit ...................... 8 Perfect Mandate................ 5 Benchmark ...................... 19 Singletary .......................... 8 Nineeleven........................ 5 Doc Gus* ............................ 7 Swiss Yodeler .................. 27 Ministers Wild Cat .......... 22 Kafwain#.......................... 32 Roar* .................................. 6 Rio Verde ............................ 9 Stormin Fever .................... 9 Tribal Rule ........................ 35 Marino Marini.................... 12 Old Topper....................... 19 Redattore (Brz)• ................ 9 Salt Lake* ........................ 18 In Excess (Ire) .................. 13 Western Fame .................. 7 Tizbud................................ 5

10 4 17 7 4 4 12 8 17 5 5 3 15 9 10 2 8 5 5 2

$235,896 123,843 350,805 124,775 76,729 103,540 396,972 316,682 433,967 79,874 115,710 111,650 395,722 133,325 207,081 96,693 189,378 127,417 66,079 46,248

TRIBAL RULE (BALLENA VISTA FARM) Leading Two-Year-Old Sire in California by Number of Winners through November 7, 2010

Leading Sires Of Two-Year-Olds by Number of Winners Rank Sire

(Minimum 5 Runners)

Races Won Earnings

©Mesaros

1. Kafwain# . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 2. Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . 27 3. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 4. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 5. Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . 22 6. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . 8 7. Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 8. Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 9. Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . 12 10. In Excess (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . 13 11. Cayoke (Fr) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 12. Singletary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 13. Perfect Mandate . . . . . . . . 5 14. Rio Verde . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 15. Bertrando . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 16. Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . 9 17. Southern Image# . . . . . . . 19 18. Momentum . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 19. Doc Gus* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 20. Redattore (Brz)• . . . . . . . . 9

Starts

Average Earnings/ Runner $29,487 24,769 18,463 15,597 15,346 14,791 14,703 14,395 13,561 13,312 12,857 12,406 11,306 11,110 10,899 10,744 10,521 9,801 9,440 9,250

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Runners

Tribal Rule ........................ 35 Kafwain# .......................... 32 Benchmark ...................... 19 Swiss Yodeler ................ 27 Ministers Wild Cat............ 22 Lucky Pulpit .................... 8 Old Topper ...................... 19 Salt Lake*..........................18 9. Marino Marini .................. 12 In Excess (Ire) .................. 13 Rio Verde .......................... 9 Bertrando ........................ 17 Southern Image# ............ 19 14. Singletary ........................ 8 Doc Gus* .......................... 7 Roar*.................................. 6 Nineeleven ...................... 5 Decarchy ........................ 10 Globalize ........................ 11 20. Western Fame.................. 7 Freespool ........................ 13 Terrell ................................ 8 Gotham City .................... 8

Winners 14 13 11 9 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3

Races Won

Earnings

15 17 17 12 8 10 10 8 9 5 5 6 8 7 4 5 4 5 4 5 3 3 6

$395,722 433,967 350,805 396,972 316,682 235,896 207,081 189,378 133,325 127,417 115,710 113,383 111,259 124,775 103,540 79,874 76,729 74,065 49,869 66,079 62,094 34,238 30,843

The statistics contained in these rankings are compiled by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. (TJCIS). While every effort is made to prevent errors and omissions, California Thoroughbred cannot guarantee their complete and total accuracy. A dagger (†) indicates a stallion has been pensioned, an asterisk (*) that he has died, a dot (•) that he is now standing elsewhere, a number sign (#) that he did not stand in California in 2009 but is standing in the state in 2010, a double dagger (‡) that he did not stand in California in 2010 but will stand in the state in 2011 and in bold that he is a freshman sire—in all cases the sire will remain in the rankings until the year after his last California foals are two-year-olds. Statistics cover racing in North America (U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico), England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates only.

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Dates in California

Regional Race Meetings, Stakes Races and Sale Dates

2010 AND 2011 REGIONAL RACE MEETINGS Pacific Racing Association, Golden Gate Fields, Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 20-Dec. 19 Hollywood Park, Inglewood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov. 3-Dec. 19 Santa Anita Park, Arcadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec. 26, 2010-April 17, 2011 Pacific Racing Association, Golden Gate Fields, Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec. 26, 2010-June 12, 2011 Hollywood Park, Inglewood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .April 20-July 17, 2011 San Joaquin County Fair, Stockton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 15-19, 2011 Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 22-July 10, 2011 California State Fair, Cal Expo, Sacramento . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 13-24, 2011 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 20-Sept. 7, 2011 Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 27-Aug. 14, 2011 Humboldt County Fair, Ferndale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 12-21, 2011 Pacific Racing Association, Golden Gate Fields, Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 19-Oct. 2, 2011 Fairplex Park, Pomona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Unknown Oak Tree Racing Association, Hollywood Park, Inglewood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Unknown The Big Fresno Fair, Fresno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 5-16, 2011 Pacific Racing Association, Golden Gate Fields, Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 19-Dec. 18, 2011 Hollywood Park, Inglewood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Unknown

DECEMBER 2010 AND JANUARY 2011 REGIONAL STAKES RACES Date

Track

Stakes (Grade)

Conditions

Distance

Added Value

Dec. 4 Dec. 4 Dec. 5 Dec. 11 Dec. 11 Dec. 12 Dec. 18 Dec. 18 Dec. 19 Dec. 26 Dec. 26 Dec. 26 Dec. 26 Dec. 26 Dec. 27 Dec. 27

Hol GG Hol Hol GG Hol Hol GG Hol SA SA SA SA GG SA SA

Native Diver Handicap (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$100,000 Corte Madera Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000g Bayakoa Handicap (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 Hollywood Starlet (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000g Gold Rush Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000g Cat’s Cradle Handicap . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . .7 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000+ CashCall Futurity (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .750,000g Pacific Heights Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . .1 1/8 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000g* On Trust Handicap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . .7 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000+ Malibu Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000g La Brea Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000g Sir Beaufort Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000g California Breeders’ Champion Stakes . . .2-y-o, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000g Silveyville Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . .1 1/16 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000g San Gabriel Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000g California Breeders’ Champion Stakes . . .2-y-o, f., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000g

Jan. 1 Jan. 1 Jan. 1 Jan. 2 Jan. 8 Jan. 9 Jan. 15 Jan. 15 Jan. 15 Jan. 15 Jan. 16 Jan. 17

SA SA GG SA SA SA SA SA SA GG SA SA

Robert J. Frankel Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000g Daytona Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .abt 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000g California Oaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000g Monrovia Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .abt 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000g San Pasqual Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000g Santa Ysabel Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 San Fernando Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000g Santa Ynez Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000g Sham Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000g California Derby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000g El Encino Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000g San Marcos Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/4 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000g

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San Pedro Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000 Palos Verdes Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000g

Sunshine Millions IX – Saturday, January 29, 2011 – Six Stakes Races Worth $1.8 Million – California-Breds Versus Florida-Breds

Jan. 29 Jan. 29 Jan. 29 Jan. 29 Jan. 29 Jan. 29

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Sunshine Millions Classic . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, Cal-Bred & Fla-Bred . . . .1 1/8 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500,000g Sunshine Millions Distaff . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m., Cal-Bred & Fla-Bred .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300,000g Sunshine Millions Turf . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, Cal-Bred & Fla-Bred . . . . .1 1/8 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .300,000g Sunshine Millions F & M Turf . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m., Cal-Bred & Fla-Bred .1 1/8 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . .300,000g Sunshine Millions Sprint . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, Cal-Bred & Fla-Bred . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000g Sunshine Millions F & M Sprint . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m., Cal-Bred & Fla-Bred .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000g

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SA

Santa Monica Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000g *Purse includes money from Cal-bred Race Fund **Purse includes money from Breeders’ Cup Fund g-Purse guaranteed +-Added purse

2010 AND 2011 REGIONAL SALE DATES January 24-25, 2011 . . . . .Barretts January Mixed Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Early entries closed November 1 & entries closed November 12) March 22, 2011 . . . . . . . . .Barretts March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training: Training preview on March 18, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Nominations closed October 27) May 9, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts May Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training: Training preview on May 6, 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries close March 11, 2011) October 13 & 14, 2011 . . . .California Cup Yearling Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Nominations close April 22, 2011)

California-Bred/California-Sired Stakes Races December 2010 & January 2011 HOLLYWOOD PARK Sunday, December 12, 2010 $75,000 Cat’s Cradle Handicap Three-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares 7 1/2 Furlongs

Sunday, December 19, 2010 $75,000 On Trust Handicap Three-Year-Olds & Up 7 1/2 Furlongs

It Pays To Be Cal-Bred GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

Saturday, December 18, 2010 $75,000 Pacific Heights Stakes Three-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares 1 1/8 Miles (Turf)

Sunday, December 26, 2010 $50,000 Silveyville Stakes Three-Year-Olds & Up 1 1/16 Miles (Turf)

SANTA ANITA PARK

Sunday, December 26, 2010 $100,000 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes Two-Year-Old Fillies 7 Furlongs

Monday, December 27, 2010 $100,000 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes Two-Year-Olds 7 Furlongs

Sunshine Millions IX at Santa Anita Park – Cal-Breds Versus Florida-Breds Saturday, January 29, 2011 Saturday, January 29, 2011 Saturday, January 29, 2011 $300,000 Sunshine Millions Turf $200,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint $300,000 Sunshine Millions Distaff Four-Year-Olds & Up Four-Year-Olds & Up Four-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares 1 1/8 Miles (Turf) 6 Furlongs 1 1/16 Miles Sunshine Millions IX at Gulfstream Park (Florida) – Cal-Breds Versus Florida-Breds Saturday, January 29, 2011 Saturday, January 29, 2011 Saturday, January 29, 2011 $300,000 Sunshine Millions F & M Turf $200,000 Sunshine Millions F & M Sprint $500,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Four-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares Four-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares Four-Year-Olds & Up 1 1/8 Miles (Turf) 6 Furlongs 1 1/8 Miles

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CALIFORNIA-BRED STAKES RACES SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12 $75,000 CAT’S CRADLE HANDICAP 3YO & UP, FILLIES & MARES, 7 1/2 FURLONGS Hollywood Park, Inglewood, Calif.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18 $75,000 PACIFIC HEIGHTS STAKES 3YO & UP, FILLIES & MARES, 1 1/8 MILES (TURF) Golden Gate Fields, Albany, Calif.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19 $75,000 ON TRUST HANDICAP 3YO & UP, 7 1/2 FURLONGS Hollywood Park, Inglewood, Calif.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26 $100,000(G) CALIFORNIA BREEDERS’ CHAMPION STAKES (OPEN DIVISION) 2YO, 7 FURLONGS Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, Calif.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26 $50,000 SILVEYVILLE STAKES 3YO & UP, 1 1/16 MILES (TURF) Golden Gate Fields, Albany, Calif.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 27 $100,000(G) CALIFORNIA BREEDERS’ CHAMPION STAKES (FILLY DIVISION) 2YO FILLIES, 7 FURLONGS Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, Calif.

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4 SANTA YNEZ VALLEY THOROUGHBRED ASSOCIATION (SYVTA) ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort, Solvang, Calif.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED FARM MANAGERS ASSOCIATION (CTFMA) ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY Ladera Vista Farm, Fallbrook, Calif.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16 CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD (CHRB) MONTHLY BOARD MEETING Hollywood Park, Inglewood, Calif.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS ASSOCIATION (CTBA) CALIFORNIA-BRED REGISTRATION FOR FOALS OF 2009 CTBA Offices, Arcadia, Calif.

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TRAINING $35 A DAY Breaking and Training the easy and fast way. All-Weather Track • Starting Gate Covered Round Pen • Hot Walker Bring us your young horse! 10 years of track experience DAEHLING RANCH 916-685-4965 E-mail: daehlingranch@hotmail.com www.daehlingranch.com

THE COLE RANCH. BOARDING CARE: • Video monitored foaling stalls • Complimentary in-state shipping to/from stud farm • Complete vaccination, hoof care and de-worming program • $15 per day includes nursing foal for four months • Multiple mare discounts FOAL CARE: • Two-acre irrigated Bermuda grass pastures • Best quality alfalfa and fortified grain • Complementary halter breaking • Complementary Jockey Club registration • Breaking and sales prep They Don’t Run Faster Because You Over Pay

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Ballena Vista Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired Stakes Races . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Cardiff, Suzanne, Pedigree Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 CTBA Annual Golf Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 CTBA Annual Meeting/Awards Dinner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 CTBA Cal-bred Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 CTBA Christmas Subscription . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 CTBA Maiden Bonus Program . . . . . . . . . . .66, 67, 68, 69, 70 CTBA Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 CTBA Unclaimed Checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Daehling Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Diamond F. Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Dickson Podley Realtors (Jeannie Garr Roddy) . . . . . . . . . .84 E.A. Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37, 39 Equineline.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Golden Eagle Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 & 7 Harris Farms Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC, 31, 33 Joyce Canaday Equine Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Laurel Fowler Insurance Broker Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Legacy Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 12, 13 Legal Equestrian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Lillian Nichols/Halters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Linda Cardenas-Subias-Law Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Lisa Macauley Performance Horse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82

Index to Advertisers Lovacres Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Magali Farms,LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5, 35, 25 NTRA Advantage/John Deere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 NTRA Advantage/John Deere/Sherwin Williams/UPS . . . . .58 O.H.Kruse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Oak Hill Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Oakmont Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC Odyssey Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Old English Rancho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Once Over Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Pacific Coast Thoroughbreds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Paradise Road Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15, 87 Rancho San Miquel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19,20,21 Rebecca Bambarger, EA, Equine Tax Specialist . . . . . . . . . .83 Salesring.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Special T.Thoroughbreds Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Sue Hubbard & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Summit General Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Sunshine Millions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 The Cole Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 The Frame House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Thoroughbred Daily News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Victory Rose Thoroughbreds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72, 73 www,horselawyers.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84

UNCLAIMED OR UNCASHED CHECKS The Following Breeder Awards are being held by the CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS ASSOCIATION for the following individuals: Alesia, Ciaglia, Mellen & Westerlund John A. Bascom Kamala Beaumont Monroe Browne & Doug Silicz Julio Canani Jim Cassidy & Kathleen Ducasse Richard Chapin Daniel Chestang Clayme to Fame, Inc. Katy Cowan John B. Crook Tony Feng & Norman Cheng Juan Garcia & Miguel Rubio Allan R. Gilbert Lloyd Graham James Hambleton

Dar Hanson Haras El Palenque Hertel Farms, LLC International Thoroughbred Port Trust J B Enterprises Inc. JPF 1 Wartan Jalnakrian Les Johnston George & Eleanor Keefe Armando Lage Earl Larsen & Sheila Larsen Dana Levy Magnolia Farms & Diana Ramsey Carol McElroy Mr. & Mrs. Willard Mears William J. Murphy

Bertha Noll Trust Robert O’Neil Mike Orman Estate of Martha Otero Baldo & Ivo Paseta Monroe Phillips Rancho La Mesa Redondo Phil Rowe Royal Match Stud Inc & Karen Murphy Estate of L. Scofield Teresa E. Stapleton J. P. Thieriot Three Sixty Racing Stable Russ Thyret Thomas N. Valenzuela Bob Vendil

(The checks will be released when proper identification is established. Please contact Mary Ellen Locke or Dawn Gerber)

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Index to Stallions

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Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 35 Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Behrens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Bertrando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Best Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Brave Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15, 87 Bushwacker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Chattahoochee War . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Cindago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12, 13 Comic Shine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Comic Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19, 21 Council Member . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Defy Logic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Del Mar Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Desert Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Dixie Chatter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Drum Major . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Forest Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Global Hunter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Grace Upon Grace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Grazen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Idiot Proof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Indian Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Latin American . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC, 33

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Many Rivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19, 21 McCann's Mojave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19, 21 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Mr. Broad Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Olmodavor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5, 25 Onebadshark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19, 21 Papa Clem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 12 Pure Thrill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Roi Charmant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Siberian Summer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Singletary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Sormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6, 7 Sought After . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19, 21 Soul of the Matter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Southern Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19, 21 Spensive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Storm Wolf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19, 20 Stormy Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Surf Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31, 33 Ten Most Wanted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 The Pamplemousse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19, Time To Get Even . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Whatsthescript . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

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Sound And Fury Guest Forum by BOB CARSON Horse racing needs a makeover. We remain plow horses in a “Jersey Shore” world. Should you decide to pitch a sports or entertainment product in today’s media marketplace, liberally attach words such as controversy, action, drama and conflict. These words get the attention of entertainment movers and shakers for a very simple reason—they sell. New media, or hypermedia, is based on brevity, embarrassment and spectacle. If an entertainment market waits for high quality and refined taste to sneak up and drive their product, they will be waiting a long time. Horse racing has waited too long. The genesis of this horse racing concept came as I perused the movie rental section at Blockbuster. Of the 10,000 potential rentals 9,968 films had the following themes woven into the alleged plots: 1) Collisions; 2) Profanity; 3) Sex; 4) Very loud noise; and 5) Electrifying visual stimulation The Masterpiece Theater crowd was out of luck. Mission Impossible IV, Terminator III, Miami Vice II and Chainsaw Massacre VIII fans were in luck. An entire section was devoted to Arnold Schwarzenegger and his cinematic tributes to good taste, subtleness, clever plotting and the uplifting of the human spirit. Other popular sections featured classical actors such as Pamela Lee Anderson, Pauley Shore, Puff Daddy, The Rock and Vin Diesel. Words such as demure, sedate, thoughtful or modest were not found on any promotional packaging. The store was doing a brisk business, although the Bronte, Shakespeare and “Classics” sections seemed to be a bit slow. Perhaps a horse racing lesson lies in the business model of Blockbuster; give people what they want. Here is a plan that will introduce loud noise, eye-popping visuals, collisions and profanity into the horse racing mix. Sex, as usual, remains problematic. Three slight ren-

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ovations need to be adopted at our local racetracks; spectacular sound systems, multiple cameras and racecourse reconfigurations. Sound The most successful films have soundtracks that are set to a decibel level that will stun small animals. Collisions, explosions, glass breaking, tires screeching—all sounds must

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Guest Forum Cont’d. be magnified to a painful level in an effort to keep the patrons awake and nodding their heads in delight. If you have been in a horse race, or stand close to the rail, you may recall that the ride is quite loud and often quite profane. Occasionally, the jockeys appear to be speaking in tongues or possessed by supernatural spirits. This is an asset that our sport needs to cash in on. Microphones should be attached to jockeys and horses. The live race sounds should be relayed to gigantic speakers and each television set. The sound level should be set to warp IV. Musical soundtracks with “cues” to ratchet up the railbirds excitement at various intervals should be tastefully overdubbed adding to the drama of the live race. The crescendo of music, stomping hoofs, shouting jockeys, crashing seashores, screeching seagulls and soaring violin sections will blend together to make the Lethal Weapon VII sound man weep in jealousy. The new sound system will not be a problem for traditionalist’s at the race track because 93.4 percent of them wear hearing aids (or should wear hearing aids) that can easily be turned down. New Racetracks The oval is out. One-directional racing is out. Level surfaces are out. It’s a new day at the racetrack. Please study the carefully constructed diagram below.

Notice several alterations to the traditional racetrack. There are several opportunities for horses to collide. Audiences enjoy drama and crashes. Jockeys may not. Remember, collisions, even near collisions, are not only visually stimulating they are excellent fodder for our new sound system and have the peripheral value of profanity. Astute viewers of horse racing may notice that the altered racetrack offers a startling array of opportunities for handicapping. Speed will no longer be the sole factor in predicting the winner of a race. Horses with the ability to be steered, quickly reverse directions, leap over prostrate objects, brake quickly and read basic traffic signs will suddenly have their day in the sun. The new racecourse will virtually eliminate the drugging of horses. Milk shaking will be a thing of the past. Foreign substances in the equine system may induce vomiting and nausea before the third hairpin. The horses will need all of their faculties to compete successfully, which will negate the speed factor. If you refer back to the drawing, Sections X and Y of the

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new racecourse will require elevation changes. Racetracks will have the option of varying the degree changes, directions, distances and signage to give their course “individuality” and thereby eliminating the “boredom factor” of traditional racing. Mount Cameras Everywhere & Switch Views Constantly The final piece of the puzzle, as we attempt to stimulate the senses of the modern horse fan, will be a visual upgrade from watching horses racing via camera angles popular in 1947. Among the six thousand features that I will never use on my laptop computer is a camera about the size of a popcorn kernel. Cell phones use similar technology. We need to jump all over this. This technology needs to be integrated into the visual presentation of our sport. The tiny cameras should be everywhere, the horse’s heads, the jockey’s helmets, in the paddock and in the barn. A visual presentation of a horse race should have a minimum of a dozen cuts to various views. Bettors or spectators will sit with the driver and have their senses flooded. The visual presentation, like the audio presentation should be powerful, dramatic, intrusive and manipulative. In conclusion, the horse industry must hire some Silicon Valley gamer geeks and movie production crews to push our product to the front of the media line. Wire us up. Mike us up. We have an intrinsically interesting sports product in horse racing—better than most. Let’s get visual, dangerous and loud and let the race fans wager, watch and experience our sport in a way never imagined. The benefits of our new sound system, multiple cameras and racecourse reconfiguration will give our sport a nice publicity jolt. Shortly after the first pile-up and lawsuit, television and movies will suddenly find us much more attractive. Soon loud, classic, horse races will be shelved at Blockbuster. A new audience will dial up the volume and drop their jaws at the “bitchin” new sport on the block. Watch-out Arnold. “We’ll be back.”

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