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North American Trainer ISSUE 29 (SUMMER 2013)

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GILES ANDERSON Plenty to read in our biggest ever issue!

HIS issue of North American Trainer is quite simply our largest issue to date. Packed full from the start, we begin with our TRM Trainer of the Quarter Jim Brown, who has been campaigning one of the most consistent horses in North America this year, winning seven times already. Not racing on fashionable circuits, A Lasting Peace will never win an award as one of the leading lights in the game but he and his trainer deserve praise as a testament to consistency over an extended period of time. We then move onto one of the hardest working trainers around. Frances Karon and I have long been looking forward to publishing an interview with Barclay Tagg, a man who through dogged determination has made his mark on the game at the highest level. But as you’ll read, it wasn’t always plain sailing for the man from a little town near Pennsylvania. In June, Frances was given the opportunity to travel to Japan to tour Katsumi Yoshida’s Northern Farm and to interview his son Shunsuke. As players at the highest level in

the racing and breeding industries, this wasn’t an opportunity we were going to pass by quickly. True to form, Frances returned with enough words to fill a complete magazine rather than an extensive article. Her article highlights the investment the farm has made over the years and from the opening photograph, you’ll get the sense that they do things differently in Hokkaido, Japan. Closer to home, this issue also contains an exciting new feature called “Winning Owners,” where Bill Heller tells us the stories behind each owner who has won a Grade 1 race in May and June this year. As normal, the magazine includes our indispensable “Stakes Schedules,” which not only appears in print every quarter but from August 1st will be updated on a monthly basis online via our revamped website, Be sure to use this new service and also to use the website to revisit articles which we have published over the past seven years. Wherever your racing takes you this summer, good luck! n

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Equine photography is Nancy Rokos’ passion and she continues to photograph today’s ‘Thoroughbred Racing Greats’ as showcased on her website: and contributes to many publications. The photograph featured here is typical of her creativity and observation. Reminiscent of a Neolithic cave painting. it reveals a beautiful textured shadow of a horse at Saratoga.

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The Kentucky Derby-winning trainer in profile, by Frances J. Karon.

Can a noseband change make a winning difference? by Stacey Oke.



Barclay Tagg

Colic: stacking the odds in your favor Dr. Catherine Dunnett discusses the management of a racehorse’s feed to minimize risk of colic.


Racetrack redesign

K.T. Donovan looks at how tracks such as Churchill Downs and Gulfstream Park are rebuilding with a view to the future.

Winning by a noseband

Winning owners

Profiles on owners of recent Grade 1 races, by Bill Heller.


Relative values: the Clements

Bill Heller speaks to brothers Nicolas and Christophe Clement, top trainers separated by the Atlantic Ocean.




John Marshall and Celia Marr discuss technology that aids in pinpointing lameness.

California Thoroughbred Trainers


TRM Trainer of the Quarter

Frances J. Karon visits Katsumi Yoshida’s world-class breeding empire in Hokkaido, Japan…

Product Focus


Stakes Schedules

Lameness: can it be measured?

Northern Farm

Rise of the Japanese-bred racehorse

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Publisher & Editorial Director Giles Anderson Editor Frances Karon Circulation/Editorial Executive Suzy Crossman Picture Editor/Editorial Executive Harriet Scott Design/Production Neil Randon Advertising Sales Giles Anderson Photo Credits

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Alan F. Balch was hired as Executive Director of California Thoroughbred Trainers in April 2010. His professional career in racing began at Santa Anita in 1971, where he advanced to the position of Sr. Vice PresidentMarketing and Assistant General Manager, and was in charge there of the Olympic Games Equestrian Events for Los Angeles in 1984. He retired in the early 90s to become volunteer president of the national equestrian federation of the USA, as well as of the National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden. He remains volunteer president of USA Equestrian Trust, Inc.

K. T. Donovan travels domestically and internationally to cover racing through writing, television, and video, and markets farms, stallions, and events, while regularly working sales to make sure she can still put her hands on the horse, the center of it all. As a freelancer, she has written for most of the major racing publications around the world, and contributed in various capacities to live shows and documentaries on several American television networks, as well as for Sky, and RTE (Irish television). She is based in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr Catherine Dunnett BSc, PhD, R.Nutr. is an independent nutritionist registered with the British Nutrition Society. She has a background in equine research, in the field of nutrition and exercise physiology, with many years spent at The Animal Health Trust in Newmarket. Prior to setting up her own consultancy business, she worked in the equine feed industry on product development and technical marketing. Sid Fernando (@sidfernando) is president of eMatings LLC and Werk Thoroughbred Consultants, Inc. He is the former bloodstock editor of Daily Racing Form and also blogs about racing and breeding.

Bill Heller, Eclipse Award winner Bill Heller, an author of 25 books including biographies of Hall of Fame jockeys Ron Turcotte, Randy Romero, and Jose Santos, is a member of the Harness Racing Hall of Fame Communications Corner. He and his wife Anna live just 30 miles south of Saratoga Race Course in Albany, where their 24-year-old son Benjamin also resides. Frances J. Karon is from Puerto Rico and graduate of Maine’s Colby College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She operates Rough Shod LLC based in Lexington, Kentucky and specializes in sales, pedigree research and recommendations.

Professor Celia Marr is an equine clinician at Rossdales, Newmarket. She is a RCVS and European Specialist in Equine Medicine and Honorary Professor at the Glasgow University Veterinary School. She has previously worked at veterinary schools in Glasgow, Pennsylvania, Cambridge and London and in racehorse practice in Lambourn. She is Chairman of the Horserace Betting Levy Board’s Thoroughbred Research & Consultation Group and Editor-in-Chief of Equine Veterinary Journal. Dr. Stacey Oke is a licensed veterinarian and freelance medical writer and editor. In addition to writing for various horse publications, she also contributes to scientific journals, is an editor of an internationally-recognized, peer-reviewed journal, creates continuing education materials for both human and veterinary medicine, and conducts biomedical research studies.

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Steve Schuelein is a freelance writer based in Playa del Rey, California. A native of upstate New York, Steve was introduced to racing as a sports writer for the Syracuse Herald-Journal and Buffalo News before moving to

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Del Mar Rising


BOUT 55 years ago, when this mere lad just became a teenager, I first ventured onto a racetrack backstretch, at Del Mar. A whole new world of horses opened up to me, which before then had been confined to low-level competition with saddle horses and a little jumping. A trainer named Ellen Crabtree also rode show horses, but she loved the races, lived at the Del Mar beach, and needed a gullible boy to do what she told him with a couple of yearlings she purchased at the old Del Mar sale. They weren’t at the track yet, of course, but she wanted me to see what it was all about. Del Mar in those days – late 1950s and early ’60s – was in some ways a lot more fun than it is today. The charm of the original adobe walls surrounding the grounds, the adobe barns, the almost black and very fast main track surface where local hero Crazy Kid set a six furlong world record in 1962, combined with the ocean “spa” where trainers stood their horses in the surf, bareback, to make turf meeting surf literally true. Movie stars abounded. Real ones. The weather was great all the time, as it is today. It was the same distance from the population centers of Southern California as it is now. Tourists poured into San Diego and La Jolla nearby from Arizona and Texas, not to mention Los Angeles, as they do today. Some of them came to the races. Yet business at the track in those days was slow, very slow, especially in comparison to the major tracks in Los Angeles, Hollywood Park and Santa Anita. Del Mar raced its traditional seven weeks each summer, six days each week, for meetings of 42 days and then 43, when they crammed in another one beginning in 1970. These days, when “knowledgeable” people say that “anyone could run Del Mar” – all they have to do is open the gates and business will boom – they don’t really know what they’re talking about. All the great things about Del Mar were there

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By Alan F. Balch CTT Executive Director

“Under the leadership of Mabee, Hirsch, and Harper, Del Mar began to assemble a team to demonstrate that Del Mar could compete regionally and nationally with anyone else in racing” back in those days, in abundance, and many things were even greater than now. But Santa Anita’s daily average attendance over 55 days in 1965 was 31,155, and its average handle was $2.8 million. Del Mar’s average handle that same year was barely $1 million, and would even sink below the million mark for each of the last four years of the ’60s. So, there were many things that were different, then to now, beginning with the quality of the racing and the quality of the management and marketing at Del Mar. After two long and highly competitive meetings at Santa Anita and Hollywood Park each year, horsemen and their horses needed a rest. And what better place to rehab than at Del Mar? Top stables went East (or stayed East) for the remainder of the year, or raced sparingly at Del Mar. When Oak Tree Racing Association began its tiny meeting at Santa Anita in the late ’60s, Del Mar was stuck both after and before heavily promoted and bankrolled racing in Los Angeles. What changed? The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club was formed and granted its first 20-year lease to operate the track in 1970. Although it’s a for-

profit organization, terms of its leases assured that all profits generated by its operations are paid in the form of rent to its landlord, the 22nd District Agricultural Association of the State of California, which in turn uses those funds primarily for facility upgrades and maintenance of the grounds. Founders and horsemen John Mabee and Clement Hirsch hired Joe Harper – himself from a notable racing family – away from Oak Tree Racing Association in the early 1970s, and Del Mar began its climb to the greatness we know today. Commitment to enhanced quality in racing and public as well as backstretch facilities have paid handsome dividends to the sport in California, although racing elsewhere in California has begun to suffer almost immeasurably by comparison. Management and marketing quality also make a difference, a big difference, in results. Under the leadership of Mabee, Hirsch, and Harper, Del Mar began to assemble a team to demonstrate that Del Mar could compete regionally and nationally with anyone else in racing – attendance and handle responded, with ten straight years of increased business, and by 1989 – another ten years later – Del Mar had become the nation’s leading track in average handle, at $7.3 million. All this was accomplished before the old and “charming” grandstand and clubhouse were demolished, to be replaced with the modernized structure beginning after the 1991 meeting . . . and by then, Del Mar had moved into the nation’s top spot in both average attendance and handle, where it is now among the perennial leaders. Del Mar has also survived the Great Regression in the American economy, better than virtually any other track. Exceptional management planning, based on objective statistical evidence, resulted in Del Mar anticipating the contraction in horse supply, reducing its race days by one per week beginning in 2009, yet growing its daily average purses at the same time, now to a record $687,000 per day in 2012, with total handle on a par with its highest year ever. Can this be sustained? With the closure of Hollywood Park at the end of 2013, and the enormous expansion of race dates at Santa Anita, it’s a big question. The quality of management, marketing, planning, regulation, and racing, elsewhere in California – other than Del Mar – is at a historically low ebb in terms of both funding and sophistication, leading numerous stables to look elsewhere for opportunity for the first time in history. Can Del Mar exist at its high level should the rest of California racing sink into mediocrity and then obscurity? Only time will tell. n

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ARK Glatt was a young trainer with a small barn and big dreams during his first Del Mar meet in 2000. On July 28 of that year, he sent out a three-year-old Washington-bred filly named Salish Slew to a 24-to-1 upset under Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Delahoussaye in a claiming race on the turf. “That was my first full-time Southern California meet and either my first or second starter there,” said Glatt recently between races at Betfair Hollywood Park, recalling details of the race as though it were yesterday. “I had always wanted to try that filly on grass, and to get my first Del Mar win with that big a price and Eddie D. riding, that was quite a thrill,” said Glatt, brightening at the memory. Twelve years later to the day – on July 28, 2012 – Glatt carved out another personal milestone at Del Mar by winning the richest race of his career, the $200,000 Fleet Treat Stakes for California-breds, with another three-year-old filly, Starlight Magic. The victory was the second in a stakes for Starlight Magic, who was recently retired with earnings of $334,900. The two victories gave Glatt encouragement for more achievements to highlight his portfolio at Del Mar this year. They also served as an accurate barometer of Glatt’s gradual progress in the Southern California training colony from a meager string of claimers to a 40-horse stable with an emphasis on allowances and an occasional stakes hopeful. Glatt, 40, recognized his calling in life from an early age. “I grew up on a five-acre ranch in Auburn, Washington, and we always had horses,” said Glatt, son of trainer Ron Glatt. “I remember being at the track when I was five years old in the stable area at Longacres,” said Glatt, who credits his father with imparting the knowledge for him to follow in his footsteps. “I remember feeding horses carrots and a little later on holding horses on the wash rack or in ice.” Glatt was willing to make social sacrifices unusual for a teenager. “By the time I started high school, I knew I was going to be a trainer – or try to be a trainer,” said Glatt. “On

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Glatt earns his spurs with Magic success weekends while going to school, there was no sleeping in or watching cartoons. “I wanted to get up and go to the track as far back as I could remember. In high school, I didn’t do a lot of going out with friends on Friday and Saturday nights because I wanted to be up Saturday and Sunday mornings.” Glatt agreed to attend college, studying business at Western Washington University, but the primary business on his mind was the horseracing business after he finished.

Glatt began training in 1995, handling his father’s second string at Yakima Meadows during a year his father tested the waters in Southern California. Washington racing was in a transition period following the close of Longacres in 1992 before the opening of Emerald Downs in 1996. Glatt grew up quickly. “I had about 20 to 25 horses and had a good background,” said Glatt. “But I didn’t have Dad there to lean on, had to make decisions on my own

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Starlight Magic, with Rafael Bejarano up, wins the Fleet Treat Stakes at Del Mar last year and put in a few new things in a hurry.” Glatt migrated south to Northern California the following year. “Dad returned in 1996, and in the fall of that year I went to Golden Gate Fields with five horses,” said Glatt. “I don’t think one of them was worth $5,000. “I lived in a tack room; I couldn’t afford rent,” said Glatt of his San Francisco start. “Slowly but surely, business picked up. After three years, I started getting horses from people in Southern California with stock not quite suited to Southern California racing.” One couple in that new group was Bill and Linear Bannasch, who raced under the nom de course Plan B Stable. “Their horses did well, and in the summer of 2000, they gave me a great opportunity to relocate in Southern California,” said Glatt. “Another client who helped support the move was Mike Moran.” Glatt never looked back, but admitted the adjustment was demanding. “It was quite different here,” said Glatt. “It was a lot harder to win. The races were deeper. I primarily had claiming horses and had to accumulate the kind of stock you need to win bigger races.” Glatt’s breakthrough horse arrived in the fall of 2003. The answer to his elusive quest for a graded stakes winner was aptly named Elusive Diva. “I got her as an unraced two-year-old turning three,” said Glatt of the manna from heaven sent him by co-owners Allen and Susan Branch and John and Doris Konecny. Glatt recognized the filly’s potential early on.

Elusive Diva broke her maiden at second asking at Santa Anita in February, 2004, won the Grade 3 Railbird Stakes at Hollywood Park in her fifth start, and went on to a career with six victories in 17 starts and earnings of $484,510. She became a terror on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita in 2005, scoring three wins on it including the Las Cienegas and Senator Ken Maddy Handicaps, both Grade 3. “I had a lot of respect for Elusive Diva because she gave it her all in every start,” said Glatt of the female star who elevated his stature and laid the groundwork for future success.

“I had a lot of respect for Elusive Diva because she gave it her all in every start” “She was sold in foal for $1.6 million at a Keeneland sale,” said Glatt, who inspired confidence in her owners with his work. “They afforded me the opportunity to reinvest in some yearlings and two-year-olds in training. I was also able to acquire other clientele, Cory Wagner (owner of Starlight Magic and other Glatt trainees) being one.” The foundation was built for Glatt’s ascent that followed with a series of notable winners headed by La Tee, Czechers, Reba Is Tops, It Tiz, and Big Tiz, all females.

La Tee gave Glatt his first Breeders’ Cup starter in the 2008 Filly & Mare Sprint, in which she finished tenth at Santa Anita. Placed three times in graded stakes, she earned $191,581. “Czechers was a filly that always gave you 110 percent,” said Glatt. “She had some bleeding issues throughout her career, but she never let that stop her.” Czechers won a pair of stakes at Turf Paradise and was placed three times in graded stakes company en route to earnings of $298,349. Reba Is Tops joined the Glatt stable midway through her career after establishing a reputation as a hard-trying sprinter in Washington and Northern California good enough to win a pair of stakes at Bay Meadows. “She was all racehorse,” said Glatt of the distaffer, who continued to be as honest as they come sprinting on the turf in Southern California from 2009 to 2011. With Glatt, Reba Is Tops won three minor stakes, while recording six firsts, five seconds, and two thirds in 17 outings. It Tiz won a pair of minor stakes en route to earnings of $260,183, while Big Tiz finished second to Turbulent Descent in the 2010 Grade 1 Hollywood Starlet during an injuryshortened career in which she earned $239,650. Glatt considered the most talented horse he ever trained another whose career was abbreviated because of injury. “Salish Shaman was maybe not the most accomplished, but, off

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CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED TRAINERS pure ability, he was the best I ever trained,” said Glatt. The gelding speedster began his career with Glatt in the Bay Area during 1998 and 1999, reeled off four straight victories and was shipped to Hollywood Park, where he won the Harry Henson Stakes for three-year-olds by five lengths under Laffit Pincay, Jr. in 1:142/5 seconds for 6½ furlongs to earn a 111 Beyer speed figure. “He injured a tendon in the Henson and never had a chance to get on the national stage,” said Glatt of the gelding’s brief career. “I do believe he was headed to the Breeders’ Cup Sprint.” Glatt also reserved a special place in his heart for a pair of geldings, Handyman Bill and Daunting, who enjoyed banner campaigns in 2003 for Plan B Stable. “Handyman Bill was named for Bill Bannasch,” explained Glatt of the Plan B co-owner so instrumental in his career. “Bill was an attorney and later owned a chain of hotels, but he could fix and do anything. He could build a house and be an electrician and plumber.” Handyman Bill was unraced at two and went to the sidelines with a chipped ankle as a maiden after his third start in June, 2002. “Bill passed away the following winter, just a few days before Handyman Bill’s scheduled return Elusive Diva gave Glatt his breakthrough stakes victory, winning six races and $484,510 in earnings

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in a maiden $25,000 claiming race at Santa Anita (in February, 2003),” said Glatt. “Linear (Bannasch’s widow) planned to come up from San Diego with the family for the race, the last on the card,” continued the trainer. “It had been raining on race day, and I called her and said if it rained any more I might have to scratch. “It threatened all day, but it held off until the race, Handyman Bill won easily with Julie Krone, and then it started to pour,” said Glatt, recalling the wet and emotional scene in the winner’s circle. Handyman Bill won three of his next five starts, capped by a victory in the Foster City Handicap at Bay Meadows. “It was sad that Bill was not there to see him,” said Glatt. “We had high hopes for him, and he turned into the horse we thought he was going to be.” Glatt sees Handyman Bill every morning. “I turned him into my stable pony after retirement,” said Glatt. “He’s the smartest horse I’ve ever been around. He’ll have a life with me.” One month after Handyman Bill’s maiden score, Glatt claimed Daunting for Plan B for $16,000 after a victory at Santa Anita. “I remember picking up my slip, and Daunting’s previous owner came out of the winner’s circle and went into a spiel about all the problems the horse had,” said Glatt.

“I was on pins and needles after hearing that, but the horse’s problems turned into manageable issues,” continued the trainer. “He came back to win at $32,000, and $50,000, and then the $150,000 Claiming Crown Jewel at Canterbury in Minnesota.” Daunting won six-of-13 starts for Glatt after the claim. “That was a lot of fun after being told he was messed up,” said Glatt. He was happiest that both horses were able to honor the memory of Bannasch. Glatt this year proved he held the keys to the winner’s circle for a mare named Royal Tiger. She broke her maiden at first asking for Glatt in 2010, but was later transferred to another barn. After going winless in six starts for three other trainers during the past two years, owner-breeder Nick Cafarchia returned the now six-year-old mare to Glatt at the beginning of the year. She responded with victories at Santa Anita and Hollywood Park and finished fourth in the Grade 1 Vanity Handicap in June. “She’s a big filly and hard to ride and her career has been interrupted by breaks,” explained Glatt of her improved form this year. “This time I’ve been able to keep her around and go two turns with her.” Glatt’s horsemanship has not gone unnoticed by insiders. “Cliff Sise, a good friend who managed Rancho Paseana (near Del Mar), believed in my ability and sent me some horses before it closed,” said Glatt, who now numbers Ted Aroney’s Halo Farms among his clients. Like all Southern California trainers, Glatt has been shaken by the reality that Hollywood Park is in its final year and the ramifications of its closing. “It’s disheartening because racing as we know it will be very challenging with limited stabling,” said Glatt, worried about a stall crunch at Santa Anita. “It puts trainers in a tough situation,” he said, pointing to the economic strains of split stables and the fears that some owners would relocate horses out of state rather than settle for an undesired stabling site. “It all spells less horses for entries,” said Glatt of a shrinking circuit that has already been forced to cut racing weeks by one day. “If we have to go to three days a week from four, to me that’s the beginning of the end.” Whatever the decisions and outcome, Glatt hopes for the best for his growing stable. He credits long-time assistant Eleuterio “Teo” Gutierrez for much of his success and enjoys the luxury of conversing regularly with his father, currently the assistant to trainer Ed Moger. Glatt can be seen at the track flanked by his father, 61, and son Ryan, 11. “Ryan definitely likes the horses,” said Glatt of his oldest son, a chip off the block and candidate to become a third-generation horseman. Glatt lives near Santa Anita in Monrovia with his wife Dena, Ryan, and two younger children, Luke, 9; and Madison, 8. n

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Jim Brown (right) with A Lasting Peace after one of his wins at Hastings Park, British Columbia

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The TRM Trainer of the Quarter award has been won by Jim Brown. Brown and his team will receive a selection of products from the internationallyacclaimed range of TRM supplements, as well as a bottle of fine Irish whiskey. WORDS: BILL HELLER PHOTOS: FOUR FOOTED FOTOS

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N AN age when Thoroughbreds rarely make more than nine starts in a year, June Dunte’s six-year-old gelding A Lasting Peace has been an exception, a durable and versatile exception, one who has made 49-year-old Jim Brown’s 30th year as a trainer special. “He’s a versatile horse, the most versatile horse I’ve had,” Brown said. A Lasting Peace is also one of his most successful horses Brown has ever trained. A Lasting Peace’s seven-length repeat victory in the non-black-type Similkameen Cup Stakes at Sunflower Downs in Princeton, British Columbia, in his last start June 29th was his fifth win in his last six races and his 13th in his last 22 starts. And his best races may still be ahead of him. “He’s still improving,” Brown said. Since Brown took over his training in the spring of 2012, A Lasting Peace has made at

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least one start in 14 of 15 months. His only miss was last October. He began this year with a two-length win in a $3,000 starter allowance at Turf Paradise on January 13th, and has seven victories and one third in 11 starts in 2013. In the spring of 2012, after finishing second twice and fifth in his first three starts for Brown, A Lasting Peace found the winner’s circle in races stretching from five furlongs to a mile and a sixteenth at three different racetracks in Canada and the United States. Though he can race from off the pace, A Lasting Peace won the mile-and-a-sixteenth Similkameen Cup, named for a historic region near Princeton tracing back to British Columbia’s earliest settlers, wire-to-wire at 1-5, the lowest odds the son of Where’s the Ring has ever gone off in his entire 38-race career. The victory improved his career record to 16 wins, four seconds, and three thirds in 38 starts with $88,613 in earnings.

A Lasting Peace’s ongoing success has carried Brown to just under $5 million in career earnings. Brown spends most of the year at Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver, British Columbia, and winters at Turf Paradise in Phoenix, Arizona. He wasn’t A Lasting Peace’s original trainer. “I met the woman who owns him a year and a half ago,” Brown said. “She wanted to try him at Vancouver.” It didn’t take long for Brown to figure out he could improve the horse. ”The guy who had been training him was training him tied to the end of a pick-up truck,” Brown said. “We brought him down here last spring and he responded right away, within the first two to three weeks. He’s a great big, good-looking horse. He just seemed to thrive. Everything we’ve done with him, he seems to handle.” Brown began handling horses on his own at the age of 19. “My family wasn’t really involved in racing,” he said. “I just liked the thrill of horseracing.”

Brown carved out a remarkably consistent career. He had his first $100,000 year in earnings in 1995, which began a string of 14 consecutive years with six-figure earnings. His horses earned less than $100,000 for the next two years, but he’s bounced back with three consecutive years over that mark, including this year, with 14 victories, 12 seconds, and 13 thirds from 87 starts with half the year still remaining. “I’ve been blessed with good owners,” he said. “That’s a big part of it. And good horses and good help. That’s the main thing.” Horses like A Little Peace are a welcome bonus. His only poor race in his last dozen starts was his first, and likely his last, race on turf. Racing over one mile at Turf Paradise, he tired to twelfth. Since being returned to dirt, he’s won five of six. Brown said, “We thought he’d be a good horse and he turned out to be a wonderful horse.” n

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BARCLAY TAGG The sensitive horseman behind the hard exterior Barlay Tagg was branded as a ‘curmudgeon’ by some in the media during the years he trained Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide, but as Frances J. Karon discovers, there was good reason for playing tough and why, as a result, he has been greatly misunderstood



NDER cover of darkness on an early morning at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, trainer Barclay Tagg looks up from running his hand down a colt’s

foreleg in a stall. “What am I going to do if I stop training? The winner’s circle is my release.” And as Tagg resumes his routine tendon inspection, the two-year-old fidgets. “Stop it!” It’s a gentle reprimand from a man who seems incapable of walking down his shedrow without affectionately playing with the horses he passes. “How’d you do that, huh, knucklehead?” he says to one, tapping him on the forehead, and, to his pony, ex-racehorse Storm on the Moon, “Hey, pretty! Who’s a pretty boy?” Even the rooster gets attention. Tagg picks him up and asks, “Are you causing trouble?” The reality doesn’t fit with the perceived image of Tagg as a crusty “curmudgeon,” as he has been branded by some of the media. Does he think he has gotten a bad rap? “Well, I did during the Funny Cide years. That was the most single-minded purpose I’ve ever had over a long period of time in my life. He was a very, very high-strung horse and a very talented horse, and I lost a lot of friends. There were a lot of people who didn’t like me because I was really adamant and tough about people bothering him.”

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Robin Smullen, Tagg’s assistant and girlfriend, says, “It upset him. When one of the reporters called him a curmudgeon, that really upset him. People don’t really know him. I mean, did he tell you that we were moving during everything that was going on with the Triple Crown?” Tagg had bought Funny Cide, already gelded, privately for $75,000 on behalf of Sackatoga Stable in March of his two-year-old season. The second time Smullen galloped him, “I said to Barclay, ‘You’re going to have a problem with this horse,’” she says. “He’s by far the toughest horse I’ve ever galloped, and I’ve galloped some tough ones.” With high hopes from his trainer, Funny

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Cide debuted as favorite on September 8, 2002 against a field of other New York-breds in a six-furlong maiden special weight at Belmont. Under Jose Santos, he was a 14¾-length winner. “’Funny’ was impossible to gallop after that,” says Smullen. “Every time he breezed it was black type because he wasn’t real ratable. You almost had to talk him into being as easy as he could on himself.” Tagg’s belief that Funny Cide was very, very good was further solidified with next-out wins in a pair of state-bred stakes, the first of which he won by nine lengths. He won the second by a neck while battling a mucous issue and giving seven pounds to the runner-up. With aspirations of winning the Derby with Sackatoga’s undefeated gelding, Tagg put him away for the year. At three, Funny Cide was fifth in the Holy Bull Stakes-G3 at Gulfstream; second – after

Kafwain was demoted for a clenbuterol overage – to Peace Rules in the Louisiana Derby-G2; and second to Empire Maker in the Wood Memorial Stakes-G1 – all with his unshakeable mucous problem. “It was like caramel,” says Tagg. Smullen estimates that Funny Cide was “about 75%” before the Louisiana Derby and “90% clean” for the Wood. The gelding’s throat didn’t scope clear until his last breeze before the Kentucky Derby. At Churchill Downs, Tagg put him in trainer Tony Reinstedler’s barn instead of the stakes barn to keep him relaxed. “I hid him from everybody,” Tagg says. “Everybody was pissed off at me, even the owners, because I wouldn’t let them near him.” On raceday, Funny Cide – who his trainer calls “the most fearless horse I’ve ever seen” – “freaked out,” freezing, running backwards, and trying to flip over on the track and in the tunnel during the walkover. Tagg says, “I walked behind him and kicked a little sand on his ass to make him go. We walked into the paddock and it was standing room only. You couldn’t walk the horse through the people, they were all over everywhere, it was so thick. I thought, ‘He’s going to kill somebody in here.’” Then, “he just walked out and they played that lovely song,” says Tagg of “My Old Kentucky Home.” It was after Funny Cide showed that ass to Empire Maker and Peace Rules in the Derby that his trainer went under constant media

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BARCLAY TAGG attention and public scrutiny of his and his horse’s every move. The situation worsened when a freelance journalist produced so-called photographic evidence to falsely suggest that jockey Santos had used an illegal device in the race. There was the added pressure, too, of having to quickly move out of the basement space they were renting and find a new place to live during all of this. One particular scuffle led Tagg to yell, “Whoa! Get out!” at people who ran into the barn to take pictures of Funny Cide. He says, “They got so mad. I thought I was going to get in a fistfight with one guy. I did say it in a nicer way first, but he was too persistent. You don’t win races by letting 15,000 people crawl all over your horse like that. You’d have nothing left of him. How much can a horse take?” Smullen says of Tagg’s portrayal in the newspapers, “I don’t think it was fair. Because in Barclay’s mind, don’t forget, Funny Cide’s not the only horse we had. And he never said that. And he never said, ‘Listen, he’s had a hard campaign, I want to keep things quiet for this

We walked into the paddock and it was standing room only. You couldn’t walk the horse through the people, they were all over everywhere, it was so thick. I thought, ‘He’s going to kill somebody in here’” Barclay Tagg on Funny Cide horse.’ He just said, ‘Out!’” Barclay Tagg was born and raised in Pennsylvania, where his father’s manufacturing company made heavy-duty truck and bus mufflers, and ammunition boxes and shell casings during wartime. “I was just a bored kid,” he says. “I was bored so I found a local riding center. I think I was 11. I took three riding lessons – that’s all I could afford. It cost

nine dollars and 45 cents for the three – it was three dollars for the lessons plus fifteen cents, which was amusement tax you had to pay in those days. I couldn’t afford any more so they just put me to work after school and on weekends, and I learned to ride.” He attended college for two years before dropping out, working at a construction company and joining the Army Reserves. Tagg married and returned to college, with the birth of the first of two daughters happening around his graduation from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in animal husbandry. Tagg worked on a local farm for “four or five years,” then went out on his own. “I rented a little place and boarded horses, and I started riding jumpers (in steeplechase races) and breaking yearlings for a guy in wintertime. I was traveling all the time, which didn’t work out very well with a wife and children. You go through crazy periods in your life sometimes, you know,” he says. Physically, Tagg wasn’t suited to be a jockey. “I didn’t win a bunch. Nothing special. I was big and had to make weight something awful and I missed rides because of it, because the guy would give me rides at the last minute at 130 and I couldn’t do the weight. I would be 149 naked on Sunday morning, and that was before tack and boots and everything.” But he loved riding, other than having to reduce and lose 12-15 pounds in one day. “You can do it, believe me,” he says. “But it’s not fun. The worst part is I’d put on long underwear and a rubber suit and I’d put my work clothes over top Tagg’s string before taking to the Belmont track for exercise

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PROFILE Tagg won his first race at Liberty Bell Park in Pennsylvania in 1972. His horses won eight races that season and five the next, but he found it hard going. “I did it all the wrong way. I was just so independent minded. I didn’t want to work for anybody but I didn’t know how tough it was, either – and it was really tough. I’ve never minded work. And boredom scares me – I hate boredom.” So he took a job as assistant to the great, but notoriously brusque, trainer Frank Whiteley Jr. in December of 1973. Tagg says of future Hall of Famer Whiteley, “He was tough. But I felt like I understood him. He was a good horseman, not a show-off.” Whiteley had hired him over the phone and told the recently divorced Tagg that his pay would be $175 a week. “I said, ‘Jesus, my child support’s a hundred a week.’ And he said,

“People just think Barclay’s mean and he’s grumpy, but he has a reason for everything he does. He might not tell you what it is, but he has a reason. People just don’t realize how sensitive he is.” Robin Smullen

of that. We’d school horses at Delaware Park and get in the car with two heaters on to drive to Monmouth Park wearing all that stuff. We’d get stopped by the cops – we were going fast because by the time we got done schooling horses we’d have a two-hour trip to get to Monmouth for a horse in an early race – and we’d get out of the car, with all this water running out of our cuffs. But I loved riding. If I was just a little smaller, I’d have made a career out of it. “Anyway, after a while I just wanted to become a trainer. I had no idea what I was doing!” He had a stable of one, a filly he took down to Pimlico on a borrowed van and put in

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a random empty stall he found in Barn 3. He wandered over to Billy Turner’s barn to say hello to the trainer, whose reaction when he heard about the stall was, “Shit, you can’t do that!” Sidney Watters Jr., who had conditioned champion Hoist the Flag, stepped in that day. “He was a gentleman trainer, a classy kind of fellow. He had six horses and two grooms, but he was just using pickup riders to exercise.” In exchange for Tagg galloping his horses, Watters provided him with a stall for his filly. “I’d gallop his six in the morning and then I’d gallop her, and it worked out really good. I got a salary, too – he paid me. I just got really lucky as hell.”

‘That’s not my damn fault!’” Tagg recalls with a laugh, mimicking Whiteley’s gruff voice. “Talk about scrimping. My take home pay was $138. It was tight. But you get through things.” Tagg was with Whiteley during Ruffian’s two-year-old season, leaving after a year to build up his own stable. In a conversation with a potential owner, he recounts: “He said, ‘I’d really rather have somebody like, I was thinking of Frank Whiteley or Henry Clark or somebody that knows how to enter these horses in stakes.’ And I thought, ‘Well any moron can enter them in stakes.’ But I didn’t say anything.” The man did send him the horses – and they were in awful shape. “I was getting a real introduction to what real training was like. God almighty. So I ran a couple of them; they weren’t any good and I told him that and sent them home.” He had one filly left for that owner, who threatened to take her away from Tagg’s barn if he didn’t put her in a specific race at Atlantic City Race Course. When the racing secretary didn’t use the race, Tagg entered her against colts instead. “I called up the man’s secretary – I made sure I didn’t get him – and I said, ‘Tellhim-that-the-race-didn’t-go for-the-filly-and-Iput-her-in-against-colts-the-next-day-and-I’ll-

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Cooling off after exercise back at the Tagg barn at Belmont

give-him-a-call-after-the-race,’” running his sentence together as if it were one long word. Then: “CLICK. That’s just what I did.” Renting a motel room broke him financially: Tagg had ten dollars in his pocket. “I’m not a bettor, I’m not a gambler at all – I never bet – but I bet the $10 on her. She won by a nose and paid $57.60. I made that guy happy, too.” Finding owners, he says, is probably the most challenging part of being a trainer, but Tagg has fared well on that score. “You know, it’s such a tough game that, boy, you really appreciate the nice owners. I’ve been very fortunate that way. I had to give a little talk one time and they asked me what I like about the business. I said, ‘I like to train nice horses for nice people,’ and that’s about the truth. It’s just no fun the other way; it’s a terrible game if you’ve got shitty people and shitty horses, let’s face it.” Tagg had a lot of success on the Mid-Atlantic circuit “by the last half of the ‘80s” before moving to New York. “I packed up everybody I could get to go with me and dragged my owners and my horses up here, because it’s where the Grade 1 races are. I was never interested in the claiming game – claiming and dropping, claiming and dropping. Bonner [Young] had a filly, Miss Josh, that we took to California and won the Gamely with [in 1991], that was my first Grade 1, and then we had Royal Mountain Inn, who won the Man o’ War here [in 1994], that was my second Grade 1 win. Then Funny Cide was a big help, and a couple of Grade 1 winners for [Charles] Fipke

and Mrs. [Elizabeth] Valando” – these being Fipke’s Tale of Ekati and Jersey Town, and Valando’s Nobiz Like Shobiz. With a blazing, intense focus, Tagg worries tirelessly over his horses. This morning, watching a set from a box in the grandstand instead of on his pony, the warning siren wails at Belmont. All he can see through his binoculars is that the loose horse is wearing green with a white logo – his color scheme,

“You know, it’s such a tough game that, boy, you really appreciate the nice owners. I’ve been very fortunate that way” and he knows that his three-year-old gelding Mills, for whom he has high hopes, is on the track. He rushes down to the gap sick with worry as the siren blares and the lights flash for the ten minutes that the horse ducks and darts athletically to avoid all attempts to corral him. The horse, it turns out, is from another stable, and Tagg barely takes a moment to let the relief sink in before he dips under the rail to help catch him. For a trainer who is a self-described “freak on prevention,” it’s this very incident that hammers home that regardless of how much care and attention he gives his horses, things

beyond control are always waiting to happen. “I always blame myself for everything,” he states. He returns to the barn at nine every night to check on his charges. Tagg doesn’t say as much, but to hear him describe the horses’ reactions, like how the now-retired powerhouse Jersey Town would watch from the end and wait for his trainer to get to him and grab his “big fat cheeks” and feed him cookies, there’s a strong impression that this is a favorite part of his day. Showing Up, a Grade 1 winner Tagg had spotted and bought for Lael Stables at a twoyear-old sale, was another favorite. Smullen says, “Showing Up loved him. Showing Up used to walk behind Barclay and put his head in his back and push him, like a goat. That was his pet.” When she and Tagg visited the stallion after he’d been retired to Adena Springs, Showing Up was turned out in his paddock, “entertaining himself, walking around on his hind legs having a grand time,” Tagg remembers. Smullen says that the stallion ran to the group of people at the fence. “You could see him slowing down and looking at everybody, then he slammed on the brakes and just – boom! – his nose went right into Barclay’s chest. I mean, you could almost see him say, ‘Where have you been???’” Tagg says, “I almost started to cry.” Funny Cide, however, was nobody’s pet, and after he retired from the races with an Eclipse Award as champion three-year-old male, a record of 38-11-6-8, and earnings over $3.5

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PROFILE million, he was the barn’s pony for a while, but Tagg says that the “iron horse,” as Smullen calls him, “didn’t really” make a good pony. “If somebody fell off and you wanted to gallop up and help them, he’d just go into racehorse mode.” The media frenzy escalated after Funny Cide’s Preakness win. “Every day,” Tagg says, “no less than 50 people followed him everywhere he went, all day, every day. He wasn’t too bad with it but you can’t always tell when they’re churning inside. And I mean, this horse could worry, you know? It felt like he had a hundred thousand people following him out there before his final breeze.” Whenever possible in the lead-up to the Belmont, Tagg sent Funny Cide in the opposite direction of wherever onlookers were waiting. Smullen says, “That was just standard procedure, because he’d pump all up every time he saw the cameras, and if you’re going to do that, you’re never going to have a relaxing moment. Funny just couldn’t be himself. He was just always blown up as soon as you put the tack on him, and especially if he saw the cameras.” Tagg adds, “Funny Cide was the worst ham I ever saw. He could hear the click of a camera ten miles away and he’d puff up.” Tagg recalls when Funny Cide ran third the Belmont Stakes to Empire Maker and Ten Most Wanted. “After the race, I’m just feeling like shit, and then everybody starts booing. Everybody booed!” “Barclay thought they were booing him,” says Smullen. Tagg says, “They loved him. Funny Cide was just the most popular thing around – and I wasn’t going out of my way to try to make him more popular or to be popular, I was trying to get everybody off his back.” “People just think Barclay’s mean and he’s grumpy, but he has a reason for everything he does,” Smullen explains. “He might not tell you what it is, but he has a reason. People just

Robin Smullen, Tagg’s assistant trainer and girlfriend, is an integral part of the stable’s success

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Graded stakes winners trained by barCLay taGG Grade 1 winners Owner Bit of Whimsy Joyce B. Young and Gerald McManis Funny Cide Sackatoga Stable Island Fashion Everest Stables Jersey Town Charles E. Fipke Miss Josh Bonner Farm Nobiz Like Shobiz Elizabeth J. Valando Royal Mountain Inn Steadfast Stable Showing Up Lael Stables Tale of Ekati Charles E. Fipke Grade 2 winners Abigailthewife Michael G. Marenchic A Little Luck Kathleen Crompton Dave The Three Colleens Stable and Parting Glass Racing Dry Martini Carol Nyren My Princess Jess Lael Stables Snit William M. Backer Stormy Kiss Lael Stables Grade 3 winners Big Truck Eric Fein Changing World Samuel H. Rogers Jr. Country Recital Point Lookout Stable Dance Away Capote Robert S. Evans Duxun Limited Blue Ridge Manor Stable Grab the Green Samuel H. Rogers Jr. Highland Crystal Bonner Farm Highland Springs Bonner Farm Psyched Russell B. Jones Jr. Social Retiree Barclay Tagg et al Tampico Plane Tree Farm Unbelievable Dream Sure Thing Stables LLC

don’t realize how sensitive he is.” Tagg and Smullen, an indispensable part of the stable’s success and who complements Tagg’s personality to a T, have been together for over 17 years. She says, “When I fill his sentences in it makes him mad, but I know what he’s thinking.” Is Tagg a demanding boss? “No,” he fires back without hesitation. “I just want everything done right.” Of his early days, he admits, “I was really tough on everyone then. But I’m a pussycat now.” Smullen elaborates: “People think that Barclay’s definitely not easy to work for, but [foreman] Zach [Quintana] has been with us for 11 years and Juan [Barajas Saldana], who is our other foreman, has been here 11 years. The other guys that you see in here, almost every one of them has been with us at least five years.” “We’ve been very fortunate,” reflects Tagg. “We’ve won 13 Grade 1s, 19 Grade 2s, and 28 Grade 3s. It’s not Todd Pletcher, but I was just a little kid in a little town near Philadelphia with nothing behind me.” He recalls when Whiteley called him after the Derby. “He said, ‘Good going there, boy’ and hung up. And boy, I’ll tell you – Jerkens invited me to dinner and I walk in there, and he got up and came over and gave me this great big hug and tears were running down his face and he said, ‘You stuck to your convictions and you did it.’ It really made me feel good. It was just really touching.” The little kid from a little town near Philadelphia has done alright for himself, but he’s always looking to do a little better. “I’ve got some really nice young horses right now, and I’m hoping someone will really turn out to be good.” Watching him interact with the horses in his barn, there’s no question that when Barclay Tagg describes Frank Whiteley Jr. as “a good horseman, not a show-off,” he could just as easily be describing himself. Only with, perhaps, a softer side. n

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Stacking the odds in your favor


NDOUBTEDLY, we strive to keep the diet and management of horses in training as near to nature as possible. However, the high energy and nutrient requirements for training represents a huge conflict of interest in this respect and so we struggle to achieve this. Colic is clearly not a single condition and there are many different forms including spasmodic, impaction, displacement or torsion, and intussusceptions. Despite the very different nature of these disease subtypes, epidemiological studies have managed to identify a number of common risk factors for the disease, many of which are related directly or indirectly to feeding: l High starch diets. l Limited grazing. l Change in forage or grazing.

Within a large population of horses, such as in a training stable, probability says that you will experience a certain number of colic cases per year. Research suggests that in the general population, four to ten cases of colic for every 100 horses would not be unusual. But if you are presented with a higher incidence of colic than you care for, it may be time to go looking for potential underlying factors. Certainly nutrition and feed management should be focused upon and this will be the theme of this article. WORDS: CatheRine Dunnett BSC, PhD, R.nutR PhOtOS: JOhn BeRRY, ShutteRStOCK

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Excess rapidly fermentable fiber. Any management change that precipitates a sudden change in diet

Disruption to gut microflora is probably the common denominator in colic There is a common denominator between all of these risk factors – the gut microflora. The horse’s digestive tract, particularly the hindgut (cecum and colon) is inhabited by a large and diverse population of bacteria, involved principally in the fermentation of dietary fiber. These bacteria ferment fiber to produce short chain or volatile fatty acids (VFA), acetic, butyric, and propionic acids, which serve as a major energy source to the horse. In addition, the pattern of fermentation and absorption of subsequent VFAs produced also affects the re-absorption of water and the amount of gaseous bi-products produced such as hydrogen and methane. Certainly it is now accepted that maintaining the stability of a normal healthy population of bacteria as well as the pattern of fermentation is a key factor in maintaining intestinal health (see Figure 1).

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Racehorses are at heightened risk of colic due to their high starch diet A high dietary intake of starch is a well established risk factor for colic. Researchers suggest that horses fed a daily concentrate intake of about 11lbs, which would include most racehorses in hard work, are exposed to a six-fold increase in the risk of colic. The level of risk posed by a particular high starch diet will depend on the proportion of that starch that reaches the hindgut. While high-energy concentrate feeds can be regarded as an occupational hazard for horses in training, there are a number of steps that can be taken to mediate the risk. With the advent of racing feeds with a high digestible fiber and oil content, the overall reliance on cereal starch can be moderately reduced. In addition, small meals and an insistence on feeding cooked cereal ingredients can reduce the amount of starch that escapes digestion in the small intestine. Traditionalists will be pleased to note that in the small intestine, oats have the most easily digested starch, when compared to other uncooked cereals such as barley, wheat, or maize. Research in Australia has shown that synthetic amylase and amyloglucosidase enzymes can be added to the horse’s diet to improve the efficiency of starch digestion in the small intestine. Unfortunately, there are no such additives approved for use in horses in Europe to date..

A pick of grass is a double-edged sward Limited access to grazing as experienced by most horses in training also increases the risk of colic significantly. The gentle exercise associated with grazing and the very high water content of grass means that impaction in grass fed animals is relatively rare, except where voluntary water intake is reduced during cold weather or snow. A recent change in type or duration of grazing represents a further risk. Grass contains fructan, a carbohydrate that cannot to all intense and purpose be digested in the small intestine but which can be very rapidly fermented in the large intestine. Fructan has the potential to abruptly change the population of microflora and the pattern of fermentation. This generally doesn’t occur in horses grazed for a consistent length of time, but could potentially be an issue for horses in training that are suddenly given access to pasture, perhaps as a result of an injury or layoff. It is difficult practically to introduce grazing gradually, as horses have a tendency to gorge themselves when given the opportunity. The most realistic way of achieving this is to restrict

both grazing area, perhaps using a playpen, as well as grazing time by gradually lengthening the time spend at grass over a period of one week.

Mature stemmy forage can be problematic One of the other main dietary components with a high risk factor for colic is forage. Even a horse in training receives a significant portion of its diet as forage. An increased number of bacteria capable of fermenting starch is inevitable in horses in training due to the high starch intake and the likely proportion that escapes digestion in the small intestine. These are generally lactate producing bacteria, i.e. they rapidly ferment starch to produce lactic acid resulting in a fall in hindgut pH. This hindgut acidosis is very inhospitable to the cellulolytic or fiber-digesting bacteria. Mature stemmy forage with a low digestibility, whether hay or haylage, increases the risk of impaction. As guidance, low digestibility forage may be stemmy and contain many seed heads.

“I learnt a lot from Alain, and his method of training. He is very patient, and knows exactly how to read horses and treat them as individuals” On analysis this type of hay normally has a very low protein and high fiber content. Alfalfa, which is considered very digestible, can increase the risk of obstruction of the colon with enteroliths or stones if fed to excess. This is due to its high calcium content, but the quantities concerned are very high (typically 70% of the total diet). A sudden change of forage type, including simply switching from one batch to another, is risky, and measures to smooth the transition are sensible. Good hygienic quality of hay is also important and microbiologically, lowquality hay again is associated with an increased risk of colic. Measures such as laboratory analysis of molds prior to purchase and steaming can help.

Don’t overdo the oil From experience, overzealous use of oil within a racing diet can contribute to digestive disturbance, which may lead to colic. It is likely

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Figure 1: Schematic of the pathophysiological events triggered by ingestion of excessive NSC (non-structural carbohydrate, which includes starch and fructan) culminating in colic. Durham, 2013 (Equine Applied and Clinical Nutrition)

that overconsumption of oil leads to some reaching the hindgut. Here its fermentation produces bactericidal fatty acids, which have been shown to suppress fiber fermentation. It is easy to misjudge the amount of oil in the diet, as it accumulates from many different sources. My recommendation would be for a ceiling of 20% of the total energy content of the diet being derived from oil. For a horse in moderate to hard work, this means about 600ml of oil in total from all of these different sources. For example, 13lbs of hay provides ~100ml, 13lbs of a 6% oil racing feed would provide ~360ml and 500g of a 20% oil rice bran product would provide ~200ml – a total of 550ml.

Prebiotics and probiotics are extremely popular for maintaining normal digestive processes, and certainly live yeasts have been shown to be beneficial for hindgut health� Prebiotics and probiotics are extremely popular for maintaining normal digestive processes, and certainly live yeasts (Saccharomyces sp) h ave been shown to be beneficial for hindgut health, as have short chain fructo-oligosaccharides (ScFOS) prebiotics. In other species, mannanoligosaccharides (MOS) have been shown to have a beneficial effect on mucosal integrity. Other ingredients such as beta glucan and glutamine may also be useful. However, supplements are not a substitute for good feeding management, which can reduce the odds ratio of colic significantly.

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Tight junctions that become loose Knowledge of the pathophysiological mechanisms behind colic may provide insight into other conditions observed in horses in training. A change to the balance of microflora in the gut and the subsequent fall in hindgut pH can result in cell death of certain bacteria. Dying bacteria release a cocktail of undesirable substances including exotoxins, lipopolysaccharides, and vasoactive amines. These harmful substances can contribute to colic through changes in blood flow, pain, and effects on gut motility. Additionally, they may initiate a cycle of inflammation, which ultimately results in a loosening of the normally tight junctions or spaces that exist between the absorptive cells in the gut. These tight junctions normally present a formidable barrier to undesirable substances, as well as to undigested or partially digested food material. Once leaky, however, they may be absorbed, leading to systemic effects in the body, and they may even trigger an allergic immune response in certain circumstances. Certainly this is interesting in the context of the chronic loose droppings, skin reactions or hives, or filled legs that are intermittently observed in horses in training and that are often attributed loosely to the plane of nutrition being too high. A picture is emerging to show that dietary factors that disrupt the balance and harmony of bacteria within the digestive tract present a particular problem and potentially exacerbate the risk of colic and other conditions related to the digestive tract. As research progresses in humans, horses, and other animals it becomes apparent just how influential the digestive tract is as an organ, with far reaching effects on allergy and immunity, metabolic disease, and lameness associated with laminitis. Our feeding strategy for horses in training must aim to maintain a healthy balance of microflora in the digestive tract and to minimize its disruption, while providing the energy and nutrients required for training and racing. n

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At the new-look Churchill Downs, patrons feel part of an exciting social event

When slots first came on the scene, tracks struggling with live attendance and handle going off-track thought, if you can’t beat them, join them – use casinos to boost purses, and they would create new racing fans. While the former has been true, the latter has painfully proven a false hope. Casinos saved racetracks, but will not save racing.



ACETRACKS only looked at how the arrangement could benefit them, but a deal with the devil requires checking to see what he is getting out of it. Casinos never had any interest in racing but wanted the pre-approved gambling locations racetracks provided. As states in financial difficulty have reversed deals with horsemen to take larger shares of slots revenue, some tracks are looking at what else casinos can do for them, and are learning the lessons of excitement, comfort, and a clean, modern facility. Most racetracks haven’t been renovated in decades, and many that turned in desperation to slots were among the most dilapidated and seedy of all. No one wants to spend their entertainment dollars in bleak surroundings choking on smoke, so to compete in today’s environment, the inspiration of how casinos draw in fans with their wild carpets and fresh air and bright colors is carrying over to the racetracks. Casinos that renovated racetracks weren’t spending the money to improve racing’s image, but their own. What company wants an eyesore next to their new building, under their name? Casinos gave racetracks the funding mechanism to finally fix their facilities, something baseball parks and football stadiums do on a regular basis. Gulfstream Park and Churchill Downs are

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major tracks that saw the need for an upgrade after their tracks haven’t been improved in 50 years, but Churchill has its own unique funding source with the Kentucky Derby being the most famous race in the world. Gulfstream is the only one seeing the big picture, putting all the elements together, including gaming and its funding. The difference is that Gulfstream is not owned by a casino, but by a very strong-willed man with his own vision, who believes that racing needs to be clean, bright, pleasant, with food and fashion and yes, even gaming. Frank Stronach’s Magna Entertainment sought to bring back the glamour of the days when men and women wore hats to the races, full of music and color, but he won’t let racing take a backseat to the casino – racing is the center of the new facility. When a casino owns the property, it takes it over rather than adds to the existing entertainment. A prime example is Philadelphia Park, which offered a year-round diet of substandard racing. Originally, slots had invaded the track building, pushing aside horseplayers. However, in an area with dense competition from other casinos and racetracks, the potential to stand apart by embracing both avenues to the gambling dollar led to a respect for the needs of horseplayers. For their part, horsemen recognized early on that better purses from slots money still would not sustain interest

The Village shopping center and restaurants at Gulfsteam Park overlooks the paddock

in relentlessly repetitive mediocre racing. Something more had to happen on both sides. Slots passed in Pennsylvania in 2004, boosted by public appreciation of their home-grown hero Smarty Jones, and two years later owners Greenwood Racing brought in a casino. Philadelphia Park started to pay to last place in 2007, with purses per day immediately rising from $125,000-$175,000. Live horse betting initially dropped precipitously, even while the slots revenue drew horsemen like flies to race there. New people who didn’t bet at first were coming to the track to see where Smarty Jones had raced, and wanted to cheer on other horses without being surrounded by aging characters from a Damon Runyon story in a shabby building. As “Philly Park” became the hottest gambling site in the six-state region, the owners spent $350 million in 2008 to build a separate 250,000 square foot casino with eight restaurants and three enormous video screens of the size seen in Times Square, simultaneously renovating the grandstand across the parking lot for horseplayers. The two separate buildings at Philly – renamed Parx Racing in 2009 – symbolize exactly what the uneasy alliance of casino and racetrack bring: Energy, color, money, but often a divided house. Parx makes it work by emphasizing the connection, eliminating rivalry

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and seeing where each can benefit from the strengths of the other. Parx became a better place to watch races by copying what the casino did in welcoming customers. By fall of 2012, Parx was hosting multiple $1 million races on the same day, with horsemen raving about the improved barns, dorms for stable help, and families in attendance. “The design is similar because of our branding, using the same color palette,” Parx Publicity Director Carrie Nork Minelli says. Parx East, where the racing takes place, maintained the outdoor landscaped picnic areas that attracted families of racegoers, and the redesigned grandstand has drawn a good response from horseplayers who feel appreciated. For casinos to improve racing, they must provide more than an income stream. Without proper legislation, horsemen are not guaranteed to benefit from the slots money on a continuing basis, even when sharing their space. Pennsylvania, for one, is about to siphon a proposed $36 million per year of slots revenue away from the horsemen. Smart tracks are seeing multipurpose venues as the way to fill in that gap, using casinos as inspiration to make over their decades-old buildings into pleasant entertainment destinations. Churchill Downs already had cache without slots revenue because of its marquee days – the

Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, and an occasional Breeders’ Cup – to sustain its ordinary meetings. The track needed these events to liven up the lackluster attendance across the whole calendar and it invested heavily in upgrading the facility to do so. Expanding and redoing certain areas specifically designed for a particular customer allowed for adapting to different crowds on different days. Flexibility allows even an old body to stretch and remain productive. Management at Churchill decided that gearing up for festivities two weekends a year was not making the best use of the iconic facility, and racing the rest of the year was getting tired. Inspired to improve on its potential, the company spent millions on yet another renovation, coming less than ten

“Casino gaming is a short-term fix, a crutch. It’s helped some venues continue to race, but racing has to be viable on its own” Tim Ritvo

years after the first $120 million redesign in 2004-05. Shareholders have not complained as the investment moves their property into the 21st century. The resulting glamour and energy translates into patrons wearing hats more than a handful of times a year and thus a healthier bottom line – the only figure that really matters enough to make even a grande dame like Churchill Downs want to bend their old bones new ways. Handle going up at racetracks that added slots was not because of a crossover between casino gamblers and horseplayers – a fantasy long ago debunked – but because people like to spend their money when they are comfortable, having a good time with friends at a cool place, feeling loose. Churchill took that concept and ran with it. “Experiences and investments go hand in hand,” explained Darren Rogers, Senior Director of Media and Communications. “No one in the industry has invested more money in the game than Churchill, and by doing so, we can offer a wide number of different customer experiences, both indoor and outdoor, at different price points. The Mansion is unique, unlike any other VIP area in sports.” Big days involve music, fashion, lights, color – all designed to project an image where patrons feel part of an exciting social event. So Churchill incorporated the same ideas of what made those days special into key elements of design, with

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CEO Frank Stronach had the old Gulfstream Park grandstands knocked down to be replaced with a multi-purpose entertainment facility

the new Mansion a luxurious indoor area for high-end customers, and turning the outdoor area around the paddock into an occasional nightclub. “We had to remove the Paddock Pavilion because it was outdated and underutilized,” Rogers said, and pointed to night racing at Churchill becoming a Louisville hotspot as a direct beneficiary of the redesign. “Now with the open area we have better traffic flow and can hold other events there.” By enlarging the paddock into a 30,000 square foot plaza, the general customer found himself in the center of the action for $50 at the Derby and in party central at night. Marketed to a new base and mocked at first, the endeavors have grown over five years into themed nights

that have tripled in attendance and doubled in handle compared to an afternoon of the same day. “We moved night racing from Fridays to Saturdays to pair it with great racing, so we could appeal to the core customer, as well as an entirely new fan base,” Rogers said. “Night racing came to fruition exactly as we dreamt it to be. It’s social, it’s cuisine, it’s entertainment, it’s fashion. Now the challenge is to keep it new.” Turning to technology for an updated twist, Churchill partnered with FastBet Mobile, combining the party atmosphere with betting by having a deposit of $200 enable a wager to be made without leaving the paddock. Churchill also improved AT&T phone coverage at the Kentucky Derby this year.

These kinds of moves forward for the occasional patron benefit horsemen as the bets are treated as on-track revenue. The current renovation also drew regular customers from home to the new simulcast center called The Parlay, near the paddock, with 42 large screen monitors. In Ohio, River Downs succumbed to demolition as it turned to slots for salvation. The small track would have disappeared without slots rescue, so now horsemen have to wait to see what the closed-mouthed new owners have in store for them. According to Pinnacle Entertainment CFO Carlos Ruisanchez, the gaming company is spending $209 million at River Downs on what they unabashedly term a “Gaming and

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The Gulfstream Park renovation included The Village shopping center and restaurants

Entertainment Center.” The new clubhouse and grandstand, VIP lounges, restaurants, and video lottery terminals will be complete by early 2014, but horses appear to be an afterthought. Pinnacle, based in Las Vegas, owns 15 casinos in hotels and riverboats across various states and in Argentina and recently added Retama Park as a “viable property for our shareholders.” When asked what their philosophy behind the reconstruction of River Downs is, casino management was reluctant to discuss the project as they await final approval of the plans from the Ohio State Racing Commission. Kerry Anderson, spokesperson for Pinnacle, described the company’s focus as being on “shareholders first, guests second, and team members [their employees] third,” with no mention of where horsemen fit in, and refused to answer questions about the design or how it would affect racing or racing patrons. With shareholders a priority over any customer and horsemen forgotten, the sad, outdated venue appears destined to be another casino with horses running by occasionally rather than a vibrant racetrack with multiple entertainment possibilities. At the other end of the spectrum, Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino emphatically insists that racing comes first. When CEO Frank Stronach knocked down the grandstand in 2008, put in slots, shops, and restaurants and offered limited outdoor seating for race viewing, the considerable pushback from all quarters did not deter his ambitions. Stronach wanted to see stylish people, well-dressed, smiling, spending money and loving it. “Mr. Stronach looked at old grandstands that could hold 30-40,000 people, some of them 75 years old, and saw room for a modern prototype,” General Manager and former trainer Tim Ritvo said. “Gulfstream is a multi-purpose entertainment facility, with more energy from 5-10,000 people, which can handle 20,000 people on our big days.” The renovation created The Village shopping center and restaurants, which overlook the paddock and offer luxury goods and world class food on-site. A plethora of fine dining within walking distance of the track lifts what many

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racetracks view as a cheap necessity into a high point of a larger sensory experience. The Village – billed as “Food. Fashion. Mojo.” – delivers on its promise. “To be truthful, in the beginning, we took criticism for the redesign,” Ritvo admits. “Now three, four years on, the tide has changed. I believe we have moved into the future of racing, and people are seeing that. We have younger crowds, families, not the old guys smoking cigars. Attendance is increasing. We are introducing the sport to new people, and some bet and some don’t, but we are growing the fan base. Hopefully they will come back and bet in the future.”

“I believe we have moved into the future of racing, and people are seeing that. We have younger crowds, families, not the old guys smoking cigars” Tim Ritvo The horsemen benefit from drawing betting on-track on 50-50 basis as opposed to ADW betting, where they see less return. Per capita, handle is down, but it’s clean and friendly and overall the handle has grown by 50% the past three years. Still, 92% of business remains offtrack, so horsemen, who by now have seen the ills of a reliance on slots revenue, have been wary of the track becoming too casino-focused. “Casino gaming is a short-term fix, a crutch,” declares Ritvo. “It’s helped some venues continue to race, but racing has to be viable on its own. Gaming is here to stay, so we can use it to help fund racing, but racetrack operators have to put a good product out there.” Racetracks are now wrestling with the question of how to use the money to create that better product. Bringing in better horses is one way, but making the whole experience something for patrons to brag

about doing, is even better. “The new building is cool,” insists Ritvo, dismissing the idea that the new crowds will not bet very much in favor of what on-track attendance brings in the long run. “Young people don’t have a lot of discretionary income. This is a long-term investment for the growth of the sport. [Stronach] loves the sport and the game. I don’t have an educational background. He picked a horseman to run Gulfstream. He wants to save racing, and racing is still what he’s focused on.” With décor, fashion, food, art, shopping, and yes, gaming, Gulfstream has taken a day at the races to a different level. Stronach intends to add hotels and condo units in what Ritvo calls a “never-ending look toward improving the customer experience.” Ritvo says, “It’s important to us to have the plant freshly painted, to have lots of flowers, and a good product. You can’t differentiate from the casino and the racing areas.” The casino décor is incorporated into the racing areas, racing monitors and mutuel clerks are available throughout the casino, and cross-promotion is a key factor in Gulfstream’s success. “First and foremost we are a racing company,” Ritvo succinctly makes clear. “The five biggest days in the casino are the biggest racing days we have. It’s about critical masses, and many stay after the races to play in the casino.” Is racing only about gambling? To get back in the sports pages and on television, racing must focus on the sport and provide an exciting place where people want to watch despite 20 minutes of downtime between bursts of activity. Racetracks should ask themselves, ‘Why do people go racing?’ People want fun with their family and friends, and good horses and top riders to cheer for. Dressing up, fine dining. Laughter, music, shopping in a clean, comfortable environment. Racing itself has to save racing. Gaming is merely a funding mechanism to create a better place to race, and Churchill Downs has proven that slots aren’t necessary to create a great racing experience. Gaming has to be one element in many to bring excitement on-track, or bettors will continue to play from home or at an OTB. n

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No sooner does a trainer ask his or her vet, “Do you think this horse is sound?” before asking the potentially much more difficult question: ‘Where is it sore?’ While physical examination and observation of movement remain essential to lameness diagnosis, recent advances in technology can aid vets in objectively answering both of these questions. WORDS: JOhn F MaRShall, WeipeRS CentRe equine hOSpital, univeRSity OF GlaSGOW Celia M MaRR, equine veteRinaRy JOuRnal phOtOS: BRiDGeMan aRt liBRaRy, JOhn MaRShall


RECENT research study by orthopaedic surgeons based at Glasgow University Veterinary School has shown that a computerized sensorbased system can measure the response of horses to flexion tests, a common procedure in lameness examinations. The research was reported in a special issue of Equine Veterinary Journal produced in partnership with the American Association of Equine Practitioners, and the findings of this study may help vets and trainers more accurately investigate equine lameness and quantify the results of diagnostic tests.

Traditional lameness examination Throughout the history of horsemanship, we have used observation to identify lameness. While our understanding of the way in which horses move has grown and the process of observation has been refined and improved, the fundamental concepts have remained the same. The traditional lameness examination begins with feeling the horse’s limbs and visual evaluation at rest. This is followed by observation of the horse moving at a walk and trot in a straight line and often a circle. It may be necessary to examine the horse’s movement on different surfaces, or during ridden exercise. In horses with subtle or imperceptible lameness, flexion tests are used routinely to exacerbate the problem and make it apparent to the observer. This involves applying a short period of pressure to the joints of the limb before re-examination and evaluating any change in gait. If the cause of the lameness is not apparent at this point in the process, nerve blocks or diagnostic anesthesia are sometimes employed to localize the source of pain. Both flexion tests and nerve blocks rely on the ability of the observer to identify and interpret changes in the horse’s gait and in that respect these tests are subjective and not necessarily consistent between observers.

Why do we need objective lameness examination?

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Although traditional lameness examination has developed and improved over many years, the process relies on our ability to identify and interpret sometimes very subtle signs of lameness. When different people inspect the same lame horse, there can be low levels of agreement on the affected limb and severity of lameness, even among experienced equine vets. In addition, we know that diagnostic tests such as nerve blocks are strongly influenced by preconceived ideas or opinions on what is most likely the cause of lameness, which can influence interpretation and diagnosis. An instrument that allows the

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The Lameness Locator is a practical and portable computer-based system for inertial sensor-based gait analysis that can readily be used in a training yard setting

accurate measurement of a horse’s gait which could aid in the identification of lameness and the interpretation of diagnostic tests could revolutionize lameness assessment by adding a degree of objectivity to this notoriously subjective art. An objective approach to documenting lameness examination will also allow accurate measurement of changes following treatment, and an unbiased method of communicating findings between vets, trainers, farriers, and other professionals.

Kinematics and Kinetics In 1887, Eadweard Muybridge published his revolutionary study on animal movement: ‘Animal locomotion: an electro-photographic investigation of consecutive phases of animal movements; 1872-1885.’ Muybridge used multiple cameras to capture the movement of a horse and prove that all four feet are temporarily suspended during the gallop. Today, the science of kinematics, the study of motion, has developed greatly but would still be instantly recognizable to Muybridge. State of the art multiple slow-motion camera systems are used to capture and analyze the motion of equine athletes and even their riders. Although such systems can very accurately examine the movement of a horse, the gait

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VETERINARY Head sensor (far left), sacrum sensor (below left), and right fore sensor (left) – the system requires three lightweight movement sensors are mounted on the head, pelvis and right forelimb. They transmit data to a tablet PC via Bluetooth

and number of strides analyzed relies on the availability of multiple cameras or a treadmill. The result is that for the foreseeable future kinematics will remain a research discipline. An alternative method of examining a horse’s movement utilizes the science of kinetics, the study of forces – in this case, the force with which a horse’s limbs contact the ground, or ground reaction force. The horse is trotted over a sensor or force plate, which measures ground reaction force created by the impact of the hoof and ground. Although this is an accurate technique, again the requirement for equipment and specialized computing have generally limited its use to experimental studies.

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Inertial sensor-based gait analysis In order to make objective lameness examination routinely possible, we need a system that requires only minimal equipment, is portable, and can be conducted at the barn or clinic. To meet these requirements, researchers have developed systems using small, wireless sensors. These inertial systems use small, lightweight sensors fixed to the horse to measure motion. Information about their position and movement is wirelessly transmitted to a portable computer that analyzes the data and generates a report to be interpreted by the user. One of these systems is the Lameness Locator®, which was developed at the

University of Missouri. The system is comprised of three movement-measuring sensors, two accelerometers, and a gyroscope, mounted on the head, pelvis, and right forelimb respectively. The data is transmitted wirelessly using Bluetooth to a tablet PC that collects, stores, and analyzes the information using a specialized software program. The report contains objective information such as the symmetry of movement for each limb and the average position of the head and pelvis in millimeters during the stride. The Lameness Locator is designed for use at a trot, the most common gait for lameness examination, and can assess the horse in a

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LAMENESS straight line or circle on any surface. Lameness is identified as asymmetry of movement or differences in the head or pelvic position between limbs.

Objective lameness examination Since it is now possible to objectively measure the horse’s movement, the question becomes how do we incorporate this process into the lameness examination? At the Weipers Centre Equine Hospital in Glasgow University Veterinary School, the Lameness Locator has been in use since 2011. Objective examination does not replace observation but rather enhances the process by quantifying the gait abnormalities. The process begins by attaching the sensors to the horse and entering the patient’s data into the software system. The sensors are quickly and easily attached to the halter, right forelimb, and pelvis using neoprene bumper, pastern wrap, and Velcro tape respectively. During the examination, we are able to use the information generated by the Lameness Locator to identify or confirm lameness, investigate possible compensatory lameness, and quantify the response to flexion tests and nerve blocks, before deciding what further diagnostic procedures or treatment is required. Importantly, the information becomes an accurate medical record, allowing future comparison to be easily performed.

“In order to make objective lameness examination routinely possible, we need a system that requires only minimal equipment, is portable, and can be conducted at the barn or clinic” Lameness research at the University of Glasgow A recent study published in Equine Veterinary Journal described the use of inertial-sensor analysis of flexion tests performed at the University of Glasgow and demonstrated the use of this system in routine lameness diagnosis. Using the Lameness Locator system, the team of orthopedic surgeons was able to accurately measure the significant increase in asymmetry of movement and change in pelvic movement or ‘hip drop’ observed following a positive response to a flexion test. However, there were limitations to our study including the number of horses, which was restricted to a

small group of 17 horses. These horses were all of a draft cross or Warmblood type and were 13 years of age on average.

Can this study help racehorses today? Lameness is the most frequent reason that horses in training do not race. The Glasgow research team has received generous support of the Geoffrey Serth Charitable Trust and the Horse Trust in England and is now examining the use of objective gait analysis in lameness diagnosis, particularly nerve blocks, as an aid in determining the effectiveness of various treatment methods. The Glasgow group’s next project, planned for this summer, will use this system to examine Thoroughbred racehorses with the aim of establishing the baseline data needed for objective measures of soundness for use by vets and trainers. Dr. Jim Moore, who edited the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ special issue for Equine Veterinary Journal, described the work as “a really practical step towards de-mystifying lameness.” He said, “This technology is already becoming available to vets and trainers in the U.S. and throughout the U.K. and Scandinavia. I hope to see much more of this technique as its objectivity offers great potential for assessing which medications really help our horses.” n

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NORTHERN FARM Japanese vision continuing to scale new heights

Visitors standing on a tall wood deck on the edge of Northern Horse Park property overlooking Katsumi Yoshida’s Northern Farm take in the stunning vista of broodmares grazing, their foals napping or playing on the gently sloping hills, in a field on the other side of a wood and wire fence. The people speak intermittently and quietly in Japanese. It doesn’t require much guesswork to understand what they are saying: The view from this spot is almost impossibly green, impossibly breathtaking, in every direction, and the language it inspires is universal. In this spot, on this summer day, this is perfection. Horses, mountains, trees, with the occasional echo of foals whinnying and crows cawing. WORDS: FRANCES J. KARON PHOTOS: FRANCES J. KARON


ORIKO Takahashi, part of Northern Farm’s yearling office staff, says, “I used to work for an airline. Now, I work in heaven.” Hokkaido is Japan’s northernmost island, about two hours by plane from Tokyo’s Narita Airport on

the island of Honshu to New Chitose Airport, which serves Hokkaido’s capitol city of Sapporo. This is the land Yoshida’s late father, Dr. Zenya Yoshida, handpicked to establish as the epicenter of Japan’s Thoroughbred breeding empire. Here, after all, is the final resting place of his great sires Northern Taste and of Sunday

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BUSINESS Silence, the greatest of them all in these parts, interred at nearby Shadai Stallion Station, which is jointly managed by Katsumi and his brothers, Teruya and Haruya, and where eight of the nine active 2013 top Japanese sires stand. A forward-thinking pioneer, Zenya Yoshida’s presence in the racing industry continues to be felt on the global stage, thanks to his and his sons’ belief in Sunday Silence, the near-black son of Halo in whom American breeders weren’t especially interested. Yoshida’s Westernstyle brown felt hat and binoculars are on display in a gallery at Northern Horse Park, which opened in 1989. The bald face of chestnut Northern Taste, the Group 1 winner and outstanding sire in whose honor the park was named, appears in many photos in the gallery, offering an amuse bouche, so to speak, of Yoshida’s love for horses. The picture of his parents – Mr. and Mrs. Zensuke Yoshida – in

“Selling horses privately as a foal or weanling is a Japanese custom. My father started the select sales and wanted to fit the European way to the Japanese style” Shunsuke Yoshida Kentucky posing with Man o’ War in 1928, when Zenya was about seven years old, attests that he came by his interest in great Thoroughbreds naturally. Various racing memorabilia that can barely begin to detail the breadth of the influence Zenya Yoshida set in motion lies behind other display cases. There is the blanket of flowers that draped Cesario after she won the American Oaks-G1 at Hollywood Park, and one of her

shoes. Orfevre’s dirtied Tokyo Yushun-Japanese Derby-G1 saddlecloth contrasts the shiny golden trophy he earned in that race. Wajima’s Eclipse Award is behind a glass case, not far from raised individual wood display columns holding Japanese championship trophies. In the museum, too, are Sunday Silence’s stall door, feed tub, and halter. There’s a photo, appropriately larger than life, of the stallion’s head peering from behind the iron bars of his door. For the American and Japanese racing fans who appreciate the impact he made on the racetrack and at stud, it is humbling, giving a feeling of closeness to the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, 1989 Horse of the Year, and Japanese foundation sire who appears in the pedigrees of so many champions raised on Hokkaido as サンデーサイレンス. On the grounds of the horse park is a lifesized statue of Yoshida – wearing his signature hat – patting his Northern Dancer stallion Northern Taste, whom he purchased for $100,000 at the 1972 Saratoga yearling sale. Northern Taste won the Group 1 Prix de la Foret before retiring to Shadai Stallion Station, where there is another full-scale statue, this one of Yoshida sitting back and relaxing with his hat pushed back on his head, serenely surveying a grassy area beside one of the barns in the stallion complex. It is an image of a man completely at peace with his world. Sadly, Zenya Yoshida never got to see the breedshaping achievements of Sunday Silence, whose oldest foals were yearlings when he passed away in December of 1993. Son Katsumi began operating as Northern Farm in 1994. The nursery that consistently produces some of the best racehorses seen in Japan and, increasingly, the world, is spread out over 900 or so hectares (more than 2,200 acres) of prime, impeccably maintained land. Its immensity prompts blacksmith and Irish transplant Nathy Kelly, who has worked at the farm for more than four years and is married with family to a woman from Japan, to joke,

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“We find barns we didn’t know were there. ‘Oh, is this a new barn?’ ‘No, it’s been here ten years!’” The mares, and the pedigrees of the foals and yearlings, encountered at each of these barns are a pantheon of international equine stars. Three female Horses of the Year – Azeri (U.S.), Buena Vista (Japan), and Night Magic (Germany) – will one day be joined in the paddocks by reigning Japanese Horse of the Year Gentildonna, a Northern Farm homebred racing for Sunday Racing Co. and whose dam, Donna Blini, was purchased by Katsumi Yoshida at the end of her three-year-old season for 500,000 guineas (about $1,000,000) at Tattersalls a year after she had won England’s Group 1 Cheveley Park Stud Stakes. For now, Donna Blini can lay claim as queen of the producers, but Azeri remains in the spotlight: At the 2013 Japan Racing Horse Association (JRHA) Select Sale of yearlings and foals on July 8-9, her suckling colt by Deep Impact was the most sought after individual, selling to Desk Valet Co. Ltd. for ¥240 million (about $2.35 million). The select sale, first held in 1998, has a distinctively local flair. Shunsuke Yoshida, Katsumi’s son, says, “Selling horses privately as a foal or weanling is a Japanese custom. My father started the select sales and wanted to fit the European way to the Japanese style.” The yearling sale is more standard to other countries, but payment for the foals is unique: half the sales price is due in July, and the other half in March. Foals from the Northern consignment return to the farm, where they remain until the

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Above: The view of Northern Farm from the 26-foot tall deck at Northern Horse Park Right: Champion sprinter and miler Kinshasa No Kiseki goes into his barn at Shadai Stallion Station

following March 31st, and the new owner does not get bills, regardless of injury or illness while under the farm’s care. That breeders should bear all of the financial responsibility for these foals is a personal decision, and not a condition of the JRHA sale. “It’s the seller’s responsibility,” shrugs Shunsuke. Another custom is selling the first and last hips of each session, all four of which were consigned by Northern Farm this year, without reserve as a gesture of goodwill. Overall, at this year’s JRHA sale, Northern Farm sold seven of the top eleven highestpriced yearlings – including the top two, Deep Impact colts out of U.S. Graded stakes winners Shes All Eltish and Persistently for ¥180 million ($1.76 million) and ¥170 million ($1.66 million) respectively – and six of the top ten foals, led by the Azeri and a Deep Impact colt out of Argentine Group 1 winner Malpensa for ¥230 million ($2.25 million). Some four hundred foals are born on the farm per year. Shunsuke Yoshida says, “We want to sell most of the foals and yearlings, if they are good to sell. But if we have progeny of Buena Vista or Gentildonna, they’ll go to Sunday Racing. If we have one from Cesario, he or she goes to Carrot Club,” – referring to the two Northern Farm partnerships for which

those mares raced or, as with Gentildonna, currently race. Shunsuke says, “My grandfather would be surprised at how big the farm is. When my father took a piece of his farm (in 1994), we had about 120 broodmares. Now we have more than 550.” The property has grown three or four times in size as well and is considerably self-sufficient, although hay is imported from the U.S. and Canada. A fourth-generation horseman, Shunsuke Yoshida’s earliest memory of racing was of a big success for the family. “My grandfather,” he says, “had a horse called Amber Shadai and he won

the (1981 Grade 1) Arima Kinen Grand Prix. My parents and my grandparents went to the races (at Nakayama Racecourse in Honshu). I stayed in Hokkaido. As soon as Amber Shadai won people kept calling my house. I was six or seven but I kept taking the phone calls, I kept saying, ‘Thank you very much!’ We didn’t win big races often, only once a year or once every two or three years, so the win in the Arima Kinen was a big thing.” He remembers, too, that his grandfather was “was very excited to have Sunday Silence.” Did Zenya Yoshida think when the son of Halo arrived in Japan in 1990 that he was going to be

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BUSINESS also need to get in. “Maybe we decide this one broodmare is very important so she’s going to Deep Impact. Really, it’s like so,” explains Shunsuke. Most of the better racemares and/or producers, such as Gentildonna’s dam Donna Blini and Azeri, did visit Deep Impact’s book again this year, though as the sire of Orfevre and 2013 Grade 1 winners Fenomeno and Gold Ship, Stay Gold (by Sunday Silence), located at Big Red Farm, got a few of the farm’s nice mares as well, such as Frizette Stakes-G1 winner Sky Diva, whose 2012 Deep Impact colt topped that year’s select sale foal session. Katsumi Yoshida’s name appears on the docket at major breeding stock and other sales in the U.S., Australia, and Europe on a regular basis. Imported horses fly into Narita and spend three weeks in quarantine before taking the ferry to Hokkaido. From the time they leave quarantine until they arrive at Northern Farm, it’s about a 20-hour journey. Import taxes are roughly $40,000 per horse.

“We need good stallions for our Sunday Silence mares, so we keep buying stallions” Shunsuke Yoshida (pictured)

as consequential as he turned out to be? “Not really, no,” Shunsuke laughs. “At that time we had Northern Taste, who was very successful, but he was the only successful sire for us. My grandfather and my father and his brothers kept buying the stallions but they were never successful. The good thing about my grandfather is he kept trying!” Now, sons and grandsons of Sunday Silence, who Shunsuke calls the “backbone” of their farm, dominate the Japanese sire ranks, with so much saturation that in recent years Shadai Stallion Station has imported War Emblem (by Our Emblem), who turned out to be a notoriously shy breeder; Harbinger (Dansili); and Workforce (King’s Best), and the Yoshidas continue to spend money on high-end North American, Australian, and European broodmares or broodmare prospects. “We need good stallions for our Sunday Silence mares, so we keep buying stallions.” So far, sons of Kingmambo have been a

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natural fit for Sunday Silence-line mares: King Kamehameha has seven Graded stakes winners bred on the cross, while El Condor Pasa, who died young, got multiple Grade 1 winner Vermilion, who is one of four Kingmambo-line horses at Shadai Stallion Station. King Kamehameha’s Grade 1-winning son Rulership bred a lot of mares tracing to Sunday Silence blood in this, his first season. Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem – who is in isolation and not persevered with in the breeding shed anymore – might have been another to work well with Sunday Silence; among his 121 registered foals were a total of seven stakes winners, two of which, including Group 3 winner King’s Emblem, had dams by Sunday Silence. The logistics of breeding hundreds of mares a year from Northern Farm can get a little tricky, so mating decisions are often made by checking to see which stallions are available the day a mare needs to be covered and what other mares

The inspection team at Keeneland and FasigTipton is headed by Shunsuke, who goes with his “first impression” when he’s looking at a potential purchase. Acquisitions from last year’s sales include Zazu ($2.1 million) and Tapitsfly ($1.85 million), who, like Azeri, are in foal to Deep Impact. Shunsuke Yoshida, a father of two with a quick sense of humor and who is well-spoken in English, studied economics at Keio University in Tokyo, although the former Japanese Junior show jumping champion admits, “Show jumping came first – no study, only show jumping!” He gained work experience outside of Japan with broodmares at Three Chimneys, yearlings at Lane’s End, and two-year-olds with Niall Brennan, from the end of 1998 to the spring of 2000, and visited the winner’s circle at Churchill Downs when Fusaichi Pegasus, in whom his family had purchased an interest at two, won the Kentucky Derby. When he’s not traveling for races or to check in on horses at one of two of Northern Farm’s training centers, Shigaraki in Shiga and Tenei in Fukushima – both on Honshu – he spends mornings focused on the horses in pretraining, often joined by Katsumi. “He loves to watch the horses training!” Shunsuke says. On-site facilities include a massive pretraining and lay-up operation with two covered uphill gallop courses – 900-meter Kuko and 800-meter Hayakita – on a deep bed of topquality Hokkaido wood chips. Even in mid-

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Above: The outdoor 1,000 meter gallop at Kuko. Left: Shoes forged by hand by the farm’s two champion farriers. Below: The indoor 600 meter gallop at Hayakita

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“Before we send the horses to trainers, we make them practice, we educate them. They need to stand still in the stalls, but we don’t force them to go out quickly here” Shunsuke Yoshida throughout, streaming live feed to six televisions in a viewing room at the steep end of each track, where riders, who get on three or four mounts per day, check their time on an outdoor screen. Footage of the works is kept for three months. Sixteen barn managers – ten at Kuko and six at Hayakita – each oversee a group of 30-60 horses each. Yuya Takami, for instance, is in charge of C-1 (“one” is “ichi” in Japanese), and his graduates include 2011 Triple Crown winner Orfevre, who was not bred at Northern but was broken there and races for Sunday Racing; successful young U.S.-based sire Hat Trick, a Group 1 winner in

Hong Kong for Carrot Club; and three Grade 1 winners still in training – Curren Black Hill (NHK Mile Cup), Fenomeno (Tenno ShoSpring), and Real Impact (Yasuda Kinen) – all of whom are currently back in his barn for some R&R. The young horses are exercised on the wood chip gallops, as it is thought that the all weather surface is too fast for two-year-olds at this stage. Kawasaki reminds that “this is only a training center,” adding that 15 seconds per furlong is the ideal for their juveniles before they are shipped off to one of 90 trainers employed by the various racing partnerships managed by Northern Farm. Four hundred-plus head receive their early lessons on these grounds annually. The last three Japanese Horses of the Year – Gentildonna (Kuko), Orfevre (Kuko), and Buena Vista (Hayakita) – got their early starts at these pretraining stables. Deep Impact, Japan’s 2005 and 2006 Horse of the Year and currently the hottest horse in the country, was also put through his paces at Hayakita prior to going to trainer Yasuo Ikee, whose son Yasutoshi trains Orfevre. Shunsuke Yoshida takes pride in their educational program. “Before we send the horses to trainers, we make them practice, we educate them. They need to stand still in the stalls, but we don’t force them to go out quickly here. We just get them to have experience. To make them dash from the barrier, I think it’s a jockey’s job. If you feel that in Japan loading horses in the barrier is very quick,” – and it is – “I think it’s our mentality: We can’t wait. I feel that too. When I go to races in other countries, it feels very slow. ‘Please load!’ I know the mentality here is different, so I understand they can be slow. When you’re getting aboard a Japanese airline, you feel it, too.” The racing syndicates managed by Northern Farm also fall under Shunsuke’s purview. In what is surely an understatement, he says, “I do many small things.” The syndicates are very popular. “Last Monday was the (syndicate) deadline. Most of the yearlings already sold – we sell 40 shares in each horse – but some yearlings have more than 200 people wanting to be in on them, so we needed to have a lottery. Because some people have a longer relationship with us, we give them seniority, but ten out of the 40 are lottery, and then new people with us can have a share.” Just one very lucky partner owns a share in Triple Crown winners Orfevre and Gentildonna. A number of the 600 Northern Farm employees – this figure includes part-time help – are tasked with keeping syndicate members aware of what is going on with their horses. Owners can log on to a website and get updates every three or four days on the horses actively in training, and they frequently come to the farm to look at their horses at Kuko and Hayakita. Horseracing is popular in Japan, but compared to 15 or 20 years ago, it’s less so, Shunsuke opines, citing the Internet and

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BUSINESS mobile phones as distractions that cut into free time. Also, he suggests, “Maybe many people wait to get into horses. They keep working until they turn 60, working hard and never looking around, and suddenly when they don’t have to go to the company and they want something to do,” they turn to horseracing. He would like to see more young people at the track. “Sometimes people of a younger age never understand what older people are thinking about.” It costs roughly ¥600,000 ($5,900) per month to keep a horse in training with JRA trainers – JRA being the top tier racecourses in the country. Prize money is strong, which for horses that are pulling their weight offsets the high training fees so that “not so many people want to sell,” explains Shunsuke. “My mother owns Jaguar Mail,” a Grade 1 winner who remains in training at age seven. “He ran second in (the Hong Kong Vase-G1) twice. When he was three or four, people wanted to buy him but we knew he was going to be a Group stakes performer.” Japan has gradually been opening up races and granting ownership licenses to citizens of other countries. Shunsuke Yoshida would like to see more foreigners licensed, as well as locally bred horses participating internationally. “I want to make many people know about Japanese racing,” he says. “I’m kind of proud of Japanese racing and how JRA (Japanese Racing Grooms in C-1 barn manager Yuya Takami's block at the Kuko division polish Sunday Racing's 2013 Tenno Sho-G1 winner Fenomeno for a viewing.

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“We have many good-pedigreed mares and stallions, but I think the most important thing – it’s very, very important – is the human aspect, and staff and veterinary education” Dr. Hirofumi Kawasaki Association) is organized. I want people to know Japanese racing and the quality of the horses and horseracing.” Many employees of Northern Farm live on the premises and make use of one of the meal plan options at the full-service dining hall. Staff on the Hokkaido properties includes six vets and eight full-time blacksmiths, two of the latter being Japanese champion shoemakers. “Quite amazing,” says Kelly, showing a thick metal bar that these men can fashion into a perfect Japanese-style horseshoe at a rate of two in 25 minutes. The farm brings podiatry expert Dr. Scott Morrison from Rood & Riddle in Kentucky to look at their stock two or three times a year. Vets and farriers keep a close eye on conformation as well, performing corrective surgery, says Nathy Kelly, if it will help the horse. “There’s no stone unturned here. If they

need it, they get it.” Another system that works well is that radiographs are available for viewing within minutes in offices across the farm within minutes after being processed. Hirofumi Kawasaki stresses what he believes is the crucial factor in Northern Farm’s success: “We have many good-pedigreed mares and stallions, but I think the most important thing – it’s very, very important – is the human aspect, and staff and veterinary education. Katsumi thinks so, too. Next comes pedigree and the facility. A horse could have a very good pedigree but if the people aren’t good he won’t learn the important things right.” A veterinarian for ten years, Kawasaki’s only employment since obtaining his license has been here at the farm. “For many people,” he says, “this is their first job and they never leave. All the staff loves Katsumi. I love it here. This is very, very important, too.” What would Shunsuke Yoshida like for the future of Northern Farm? “Basically that we keep going this way.” But for a culture driven by efficiency and perfection, don’t think that means that they’re satisfied with maintaining the status quo: “We change. We find we need to change every year, every month,” Shunsuke adds. That statue at Shadai Stallion Station of a contented Zenya Yoshida suggests that the great man knew his dream would be in good hands. Each success attached to the hallowed grounds of Northern Farm pays tribute to him, who had a vision for Japanese racing – a vision that his son Katsumi and grandson Shunsuke continue to advance to heights that not even Zenya may have believed possible. n

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Above: Carrot Club's 2011 champion two-year-old Alfredo after training on the indoor gallop at Kuko Below: Azeri and her sale-topping Deep Impact colt

Above: Japanese champion two-year-old filly Biwa Heidi, the dam of 2010 Horse of the Year Buena Vista, with her colt by Deep Impact Below: Hollywood Park's American Oaks-G1 winner Cesario being led in from the field

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Rise of the Japanese-bred racehorse abroad

Shadai Stallion Station resident Heart’s Cry earned a trip to the winner’s circle in the 2006 Dubai Sheema Classic

ZENYA YOSHIDA had a great eye for picking out quality Thoroughbreds. He proved this internationally, with 1975 champion threeyear-old colt Wajima in the U.S.; Group 1 winners Northern Taste in 1974 and Jade Robbery in 1989 and 1982 Group 2 winner Real Shadai in France; and Lassalle, who pulled off the Ascot Gold Cup-G1 and Prix du Cadran-G1 double in 1973. Yoshida had spearheaded the East-West Stable syndicate that purchased Wajima as a yearling in 1973 for $600,000, a record price at the time and remarkable in that only two bids were placed on the colt in the sale ring. In his championship season, Wajima won four Grade 1 races: the Marlboro Cup over 19741976 Horse of the Year Forego, the Travers, Monmouth Invitational, and the Governor Stakes. But none of these racehorses was bred in Japan. The first horse to carry a (Jpn) suffix and score a black type win in North America or Europe was Hakuchikara, Japan’s 1957 Horse of the Year and winner of the Washington’s Birthday Handicap at Santa Anita in 1959. Multiple Group 2 French stakes winner Limnos, a Northern Farm-foaled homebred for Stavros Niarchos, was the first Graded or Group stakes winner, earning that distinction in 1998. In 1989, Zenya Yoshida told a reporter that,

“Ultimately we want to win the Kentucky Derby and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.” While a Japanese-bred has yet to do either, Japanese businessman Fusao Sekiguchi’s Kentucky-bred Fusaichi Pegasus wore the garland of roses after the 2000 Kentucky Derby. Yoshida’s sons bought into that colt late in his juvenile season, so they have won a Derby, although

Queen Elizabeth II Cup-G1 winner Rulership at Shadai Stallion Station

not in their silks or stable name. A horse bred in Japan and owned by a Northern Farm entity is unlikely to contest the American Classics any time soon. Yoshida’s grandson Shunsuke Yoshida says that the logistics of traveling from Japan make it difficult on three-year-old horses. “My opinion’s changing every year. Two years ago we sent Grand Prix Boss to [the St. James’s Palace Stakes at] Royal Ascot and last year we sent Deep Brillante to the King George, and it was a bit difficult to maintain their condition. Maybe if we had more experience of sending a horse abroad I’d have a different opinion.” Neither Grand Prix Boss, who was already a two-time Grade 1 winner, nor Tokyo YushunJapanese Derby-G1 winner Deep Brillante did well in their respective races abroad. As to the other half of Zenya Yoshida’s goal, British-bred White Muzzle nearly pulled it off under his silks in 1993, finishing second by a neck in the Arc to Urban Sea. The Germanbred and -trained filly Danedream won the 2011 running of France’s flagship event after son Teruya of Shadai Farm (not to be confused with Shadai Stallion Station, which is owned by all three of Zenya’s sons) had bought into her; as with Fusaichi Pegasus, she raced in her original owner’s colors. American-bred, Japanese-based Grand Prix du Jockey Club-G1 winner El Condor Pasa, who was later a stallion at Shadai Stallion Station, was second

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BUSINESS in the Arc to Montjeu in 1999. But the Japanese breeding program has come close in the Arc. Agonizingly close. Sunday Racing Co.’s quirky Triple Crown winner Orfevre looked home free in 2012 before Solemia pipped him by a neck at the wire. Nakayama Festa was a head behind Workforce in second place, four years after Deep Impact was disqualified from a thirdplace effort. Perhaps Japan will get a coveted Arc this year. Plans call for 2011 Prix Foy-G2 winner Orfevre to ship to France in August for another tilt at the Arc in October. He is expected to be joined in the Arc by the three-year-old Deep Impact colt Kizuna, who has the Tokyo Yushun-Japanese Derby-G1 on his resume. One celebrated local horse, Symboli Farms’ 1984 Japanese Triple Crown winner Symboli Rudolf, nicknamed “The Emperor,” was sent to trainer Ron McAnally in California in early 1986. Making one start, he was injured and retired to stud in Japan after running sixth in the San Luis Rey Stakes-G1. Japan’s later efforts to succeed in Graded/Group stakes races have proven more successful. From few attempts, Japanese-bred horses have won important races in the U.A.E., Australia, the U.S., France, Hong Kong and Singapore. Shadai Stallion Station residents Heart’s Cry earned trips to the

22-year-old retired broodmare Wind in Her Hair, the Group 1-winning dam of Triple Crown winner Deep Impact, now acts as a nanny to weanling and yearling fillies

winner’s circle in the 2006 Dubai Sheema Classic; Admire Moon in the 2007 Dubai Duty Free-G1; and Victoire Pisa in the 2011 Dubai World Cup-G1, ten years after the Japanese mare To the Victory was second in that race. A nose separated Northern Farm-breds Delta Blues and Pop Rock in the 2006 running of Australia’s most famous race, the Melbourne Cup-G1, while the 2005 American Oaks-G1 fell to Cesario, a year after Dance in the Mood was runner-up to Ticker Tape (now a

broodmare at Northern Farm, as is Cesario) in that event. Dance in the Mood returned to Hollywood Park in 2006 to win the Grade 3 CashCall Invitational. In Hong Kong, Stay Gold, a Grade 2 winner in Dubai, won the 2001 Hong Kong Vase-G1; Hat Trick the 2005 Hong Kong Mile-G1; Lord Kanaloa the Hong Kong Sprint-G1; and Rulership the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Cup-G1. The Singapore Airlines International Cup-G1 fell to Cosmo Bulk in 2006 and Shadow Gate in 2007. It bears noting that Sunday Silence was the sire or grandsire of nearly all of the major Japanese horses – bar Symboli Rudolf, Lord Kanaloa, Rulership and Cosmo Bulk – named in the preceding five paragraphs. That illustrious sire has only a handful of Northern Hemisphere-season based sons at stud outside of Japan, but two of them – Divine Light, who was initially in France before moving to Turkey, and Hat Trick, now at Gainesway Farm in Kentucky – sired European juvenile champions. Divine Light’s Natagora’s Group 1 wins came in the Cheveley Park Stud Stakes at two and the 1,000 Guineas at three. Dabirsim, by Hat Trick, was undefeated at two, led by victories in the Prix Morny and the Prix JeanLuc Lagardere-Grand Criterium. Although foaled in Great Britain, Wildenstein Stables’ 2012 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches-French 1,000 Guineas-G1 winner Beauty Parlour, by Deep Impact, was another triumph for Japan.

Making an Impact

Deep Impact, twice Japanese Horse of the Year, is also the country’s leading stallion

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For the immediate future, Deep Impact, Sunday Silence’s equivalent of Galileo to Sadler’s Wells, promises to be the biggest progenitor of Japanese-bred suffixes across the world. Foaled at Katsumi Yoshida’s Northern Farm on March 25, 2002 – five months before Sunday Silence died from laminitis – Deep Impact was a member of his sire’s penultimate crop. His dam, Irish-bred Wind in Her Hair (by Alzao), placed second in the Epsom Oaks-G1 and Yorkshire Oaks-G1, then was highweighted from 11-14 furlongs at four in Germany after winning the Aral-Pokal-G1. Wind in Her Hair had produced U.S. Grade 3 stakes winner Veil of Avalon prior to Deep Impact selling for ¥70 million ($583,000), just out of the top ten, as a foal in the Japan Racing Horse Association (JRHA) Select Sale. Racing for Kaneko Makoto Holdings Co. and trained by Yasuo Ikee, Deep Impact debuted in December at two and won his first seven starts, including the Japanese Triple Crown: Satsuki Sho-Japanese 2,000 Guineas, Tokyo Yushun, and Kikuka Sho-Japanese St. Leger, over 2000 meters, 2400 meters, and 3000 meters, respectively. He met his first defeat, a second in the Arima Kinen in December, in his eighth start but had done enough to be named Horse of the Year and champion three-year-old colt. Deep Impact resumed his winning ways at

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Yukichan (right), whose dam is white, is a three-time stakes winner in Japan and the only known white Thoroughbred stakes winner. Her second foal, this daughter of Harbinger, is white, too

four, going three-of-three in his first Japanese starts – the Hanshin Daishoten-G2, the Tenno Sho (Spring) over 3200 meters, and the Grade 1 Takarazuka Kinen – before Rail Link and Pride finished ahead of him in the 2006 Arc. He was later disqualified. He made his final two starts in Japan, winning the Japan Cup-G1 and the Arima Kinen (Grand Prix). Deep Impact repeated as Japanese Horse of the Year and was champion older horse. He retired to Shadai Stallion Station with a record of 12 wins and one second in 14 starts from about 10 to 16 furlongs, earning ¥1,454,551,00 – the equivalent of almost $13 million. Although in Japan Deep Impact won seven Grade 1s and three Grade 2s, International Cataloguing Standards didn’t at the time classify those races as Graded/ Group, so outside of his home country he is only credited with three Graded stakes victories.

Northern Horse Park

IN 1989, Zenya Yoshida made big news by offering the session-topping bid of $2.8 million on the last yearling by Northern Dancer to sell at auction, one of two foals from that sire’s last crop. Yoshida named the colt – a son of European champion Mrs. Penny – Northern Park to mark the opening of his Northern Horse Park in Hokkaido, Japan. Northern Park, the horse, was a Listed stakes winner in France, and he became a modest sire in the U.S. and Europe. But Northern Horse Park, now operated by Zenya’s son Katsumi, flourishes nearly 25 years on as yet another resounding success

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from the drawing board of Zenya Yoshida. The 50-hectare (123-acre) park in Tomakomai abuts Katsumi’s Northern Farm’s Kuko division. A sign in the horse gallery on the grounds states: “Zenya Yoshida had wished that many people would come in contact with horses. For this purpose, he opened Northern Horse Park in 1989. And this gallery was established to give visitors information about thoroughbreds and horseracing.” Also, “We hope every visitor will get to know of Northern Taste [and] great horseman Zenya Yoshida.” Displays in the gallery are primarily in Japanese, although you can get a sense of

history from the photos, trophies, race sashes, and other priceless racing relics without being able to read in that language. Outside, from minis to drafts, horses are everywhere. Thirty-two-year-old Quarter Horse Brown (who is a chestnut) is the elder statesman, and he looks quite well for his advanced age. He is one of many horses and ponies that fans can get close enough to pet in their stalls or paddocks. Activities include a carriage ride (or, in the wintertime, a sleigh ride) and a five-minute circuit on horseback around a pretty area on a leadrein, mostly for children but the occasional Continued on page 60 u

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BUSINESS With his initial two crops of racing age, Deep Impact catapulted to the number three spot on the leading sires’ table, and as leading sire in 2012 and to date in 2013, he hasn’t looked back. Through mid-July, he has nine Grade/Group 1 winners, seven Grade 2 winners, and 13 Grade/Group 3 winners. Deep Impact’s fillies have dominated the Oka Sho-Japanese 1,000 Guineas-G1 (Marcellina, Gentildonna, Ayusan), and his sons have won two editions of the Tokyo Yushun (Deep Brillante, Kizuna), all with just three crops of sophomores. Gentildonna was 2012 Horse of the Year after becoming the fourth filly to sweep the Filly Triple Crown, comprised of the Oka Sho, Yushun Himba-Japanese Oaks, and Shuka Sho, all Grade 1s. Her most thrilling race was arguably the 2012 Japan Cup, in which she survived an inquiry to defeat 2011 Horse of the

tContinued from page 58 adult is spotted enjoying their first time on a horse. The “Happy” show features a miniature pony performing tricks for an audience…and for carrots. The routine is directed and narrated in Japanese by the bubbly, enthusiastic Hisa Sato, and occasionally the show is closed by Katsumi Yoshida’s 12-year-old off-track Thoroughbred Delta Blues, who raced for Sunday Racing Co., jumping fences under English tack and standing for photos with the crowd. The grandson of Sunday Silence won the 2004 Kikka Sho-Japanese St. LegerG1 and the 2006 Melbourne Cup-G1. Locals and tourists, most of them from Japan, also go to the horse park to play golf, miniature golf, tennis, half-court basketball, or to go cycling, snowmobiling in winter, and many other outdoor activities. A free shuttle bus from New Chitose Airport to the park runs every hour on the hour up to seven times a day, depending on the season. Two restaurants include excellent fare served on plates with Northern Taste’s likeness at K’s Garden (the “K” is for Katsumi Yoshida’s wife Kazumi), where full-

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Year and fellow Triple Crown winner Orfevre – by Sunday Silence son Stay Gold – by a nose, with jockeys of the first three home – King Kamehameha’s son Rulership was third – wearing the silks of Sunday Racing Co. “We had Orfevre, too, so we didn’t have to send Gentildonna to the Japan Cup, but we wanted to and it was an exciting race,” says Shunsuke Yoshida of the show of sportsmanship in running both of their stars. Gentildonna has yet to resume her winning ways this season, but ran a solid second to St Nicholas Abbey in the Dubai Sheema Classic-G1 and was third to Gold Ship most recently in the Takarazuka Kinen-G1, in which another Deep Impact, Danon Ballade, ran second. Not surprisingly, Deep Impact has reigned as the most in-demand sire at the JRHA select sales. This year, his progeny averaged

Activities at the park include a carriage ride (above left) while visitors can get up close to the horses such as Melbourne Cup winner Delta Blues (above right) and also enjoy a show with a minature pony performing tricks

length windows face the garden and a waterfall constructed of volcanic rocks from Mt. Usu, which last erupted in 2000. The stunning garden features a brook and Hokkaido flowers, plants, and trees around a 1-kilometer (0.6-mile) path. The 26-foot high viewing deck, looking out over horses turned out on scenic pastures of Northern Farm, is a highlight of the facility. People can also tour Shadai Stallion Station, a 15-minute bus ride away in Hayakita Genbu, and observe the stallions in their paddocks from stands set up along the fence. Deep Impact and his Japanese Derby-winning son Deep Brillante occupy two of the paddocks closest to the decks. Even on rainy days, people gather here to watch the stallions. At Northern Horse Park, Zenya Yoshida ensured that his wish of encouraging people’s interest in horses more than came true, a legacy carried on with the same devotion by Katsumi.

¥90,666,667 ($888,889) for yearlings and ¥95,375,000 ($935,049), providing a healthy return on his ¥15 million ($147,059) covering fee. He had four of the top five yearlings and seven of the top ten foals. Ecurie Wildenstein, as Dayton Investments Limited, has reaped the benefits of breeding to Sunday Silence’s heir apparent: in addition to French Classic winner Beauty Parlour, the stable’s 2012 French Group 3 winner Aquamarine is a five-year-old Japanese-bred daughter of Deep Impact. Other prominent international breeders, such as the Niarchos family, also have some up-and-coming homebred stock by Deep Impact. With more and more foreign breeders patronizing the services of Deep Impact and other sires, it is only a matter of time before “(Jpn)” attached to the name of important race winners worldwide is commonplace. n

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T WAS similarly noted that Kentucky Derby runner-up Golden Soul, trained by Dallas Stewart, was equipped with different nosebands in the mornings. Seeming somewhat (although not entirely) surprised that scrutiny of Golden Soul went as far as his noseband, Stewart responded with a short laugh and said, “That is just not true,” when asked whether he had been strategically altering Golden Soul’s noseband up to and following the colt’s impressive showing in the 2013 Kentucky Derby. Unlike Motion, Stewart says, “I pick the noseband on a case-by-case basis. If the horse keeps his mouth open then I use a drop to keep the mouth closed. It really depends on the horse. There is no ‘standard situation.’”

Sniffing out the competition: which band to use? There are a handful of nosebands that serve various purposes. Overall, the main purpose of the noseband on Thoroughbreds is to stabilize the bridle. This theory is exemplified by the simplest noseband, the cavesson. “Different nosebands can be used to improve a horse’s performance by alleviating bitting problems and/or modify the action of the bit,” explains Dwight Bennett, DVM, PhD, a professor at Colorado State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital.


Animal Kingdom ran in a regular noseband pre-Derby, a figure-eight thereafter, and a flash with a shadow roll in the Queen Anne before retiring earlier this year. “I don’t know…” responds trainer Graham Motion, genuinely attempting to recall what his Grade 1 stakes winner wore earlier in the year. “I really can’t remember. A tongue tie and figure-eight noseband is a fairly standard combination for my horses.” WORDS: STACEY OKE PHOTOS: FRANK SORGE, HORSEPHOTOS.COM

He adds, “In the racing Thoroughbred it is vital that the bit stay in the proper position against the corners of the lips. The bit is especially important in the communication between the jockey and horse because the jockey does not use the leg aids, which are so important in most other types of riding.” As summarized here, Bennett described some of the most common nosebands during an American Association of Equine Practitioners’ meeting: l A drop noseband has a top strap that is fitted at the rostral (closes to the nares) aspect of the nasal bones, and the lower strap passes below the bit and lies in the chin groove. l A figure-eight noseband has a top strap that fastens above the bit and a second, lower

strap that passes below (in front of) the bit, lying in the chin groove, that helps hold the bit in the proper position. l A flash noseband attaches to the center of a simple cavesson noseband above the nose. “The flash accomplishes the same thing as the figure-eight, so a high percentage of racing Thoroughbreds typically wear one or the other,” Bennett says. Motion doesn’t view the noseband as one of the biggest items in need of change when tweaking or altering a horse’s training regime, and he doesn’t necessarily view an open mouth when running as a problem per se. “There is some reluctance by people to put equipment on horses because they feel they are restraining the horse and stopping the horse from doing what it is supposed to be

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doing. In some cases, the horse can run more freely when they have their mouth open,” notes Motion. On the other hand, Motion acknowledges, “The proper equipment, including the noseband, can help achieve better control of the horse and its breathing. A figure-eight noseband can make it harder for the horse to play with the bit, and if they get their tongue over the bit, and that will interfere with their breathing.” Motion also notes that in North America, the turns are typically tighter than they are in Europe, which can pose some problems for European horses coming to North America to race. He suggested that for horses and jockeys coming from countries where races are straighter, without such tight turns, there are sometimes control issues if the proper noseband is not used. According to Bennett, another type of noseband that may increase performance and safety in a racehorse is the sheepskin-covered noseband, the shadow roll. “The shadow roll prevents the horse from seeing something on the ground that might cause the horse to shy,” says Bennett. “The shadow roll is good for a racehorse, but it is very bad for a trail horse because it might prevent the latter from seeing something on the ground that might cause him to stumble.”

Additional use of a figure-eight noseband: DDSP Dorsal displacement of the soft palate (DDSP) is when the soft palate displaces dorsally (abnormally moves in an upward direction) so the end of it rests above, instead of below, the epiglottis. “DDSP is uncommon but potentially devastating to a racehorse’s performance,” says Eric Parente, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, from PennVet’s Department of Clinical Studies. DDSP is problematic because it decreases the volume of air passing through the horse’s airways during exercise by obstructing the flow of air during exhalation. In an article that Dr. Jeremy D. Hubert, Assistant Professor of Equine Surgery, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, coauthored, he said that a figure-eight noseband can be used much like a tongue tie to help improve performance in horses with DDSP. “Both of these methods are believed to be effective because they help to counteract the caudal retractile forces that are believed to contribute to DDSP. It is important to ensure proper application of these devices to increase their effectiveness. Each of these options may improve 50-60% of the horses with DDSP,” wrote Hubert. Parente argues from a more evidence-based medicine point of view: “There are almost no

studies involving horses with naturally occurring DDSP in which any treatment was employed that resolved it. So the theory that a figure-eight noseband can help horses with DDSP is total speculation. This is especially true because the figure-eight noseband is often applied to horses without a firm diagnosis of displacing and we don’t really know if the noseband makes a difference.” Bennett concurs with Parente, saying, “I do not believe the figure-eight noseband is of value in preventing dorsal displacement of the soft palate. The usual, albeit not always successful, method of preventing DDSP is the tongue tie. Because of the horse’s anatomy, preventing the tongue from being pulled further back in the mouth will prevent the dorsal displacement.” Despite this seemingly negative outlook on figure-eight nosebands for DDSP, Parente adds, “Do I recommend it as a first line of defense? Absolutely. There is no downside and a lot of potential upside if the horse’s performance does improve.” In response to being asked the value of a figure-eight noseband for horses with DDSP, Motion says, “I definitely put on a figureeight. It puts more restraint on the mouth making it harder for them to play with their tongue and displace.” Similarly, Stewart says, “I would say about

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50% of my horses that are displacing do respond to the figure-eight noseband.”

Drawbacks and snout safety Although nosebands seem like a fairly innocuous piece of equipment, there are some safety and fitting issues to consider, like anything to do with horses. For example, the drop noseband is the most likely of the various nosebands to cause problems. “Improperly fitted drop nosebands – those that are too long on top and too short below – can hang too close to the nostrils, interfering with breathing. Further, the bottom of such an improperly used noseband can bite into the corners of the lips,” explains Bennett. Copious volumes of air pass through a horse’s respiratory tract. To illustrate, airflow velocities can reach up to 80 liters/second in horses exercising on a treadmill (compared to the meager 40 litres/second that an average hair dryer can produce), and a horse’s maximal oxygen uptake at maximal exertion is approximately 160 mL/kg/minute, which is about 40 times greater than their oxygen uptake at rest. In contrast, an elite human athlete’s maximal oxygen uptake is only about six-to-eight times higher at exercise than rest. Therefore, anything that impedes the flow of air to and from a horse’s lungs will negatively impact their racing performance. In addition to choosing an optimal noseband for a racehorses and ensuring its fit, trainers also need to consider how tight the

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noseband should be, as its tightness can also impact performance, both positively and negatively. At the 2011 International Society for Equitation Science Conference, held in The Netherlands, Hayley Randle, PhD, researcher in the equitation science department at Duchy College in Cornwall, UK, explained to the audience that the amount of tension a rider puts into the reins to maintain contact with the bit varies significantly with the tightness of the noseband.

“I would say about 50% of my horses that are displacing do respond to the figure-eight noseband” Dallas Stewart Randle and colleagues learned this from a study they performed using six geldings. The horses were fitted with their own regular bridles. Noseband tightness was adjusted from “normal,” the hole that the horses were used to and again loosened by one hole and tightened by one hole. The tension the rider put on the reins during riding was subsequently measured using a Rein Check device. When the noseband was slackened just one hole, the tension that was needed on

the reins was increased, suggesting that noseband tightening makes the horse more sensitive to the bit. In contrast, tightening the noseband just one hole appeared to reduce the amount of rein tension needed to maintain bit contact. Based on the research performed by Randle and co-worker Paul McGreevy, extreme tightening of the noseband forces the inner lining of the cheek against the molars, which increases a horse’s compliance and responsiveness to rein pressure when bitted; however, the horse has restricted jaw and tongue movements that could reveal resistance and conflict. As explained by the organization Equidae Welfare, an independent supporter of the International Society for Equitation Science, “Horses with excessively tight nosebands appear to undergo physiological stress responses are sensitized to bit pressure, and may have reduced blood flow, and can potentially cause physical damage.” Current recommendations by the International Society for Equitation are that: l All equestrian sports should require that the tightness of any noseband is checked by a steward at the nasal midline; and l For fairness and objectivity, a taper gauge inserted under the noseband should be used for this purpose. In general, two adult fingers should be able to pass under the noseband.

Reporting gear changes and handicappers Blinkers, hoods, bar shoes, first-time geldings… there are several details about each particular horse that are reported to racegoers and handicappers, but many items or “appliances” can be adored by a racehorse that do not need to be reported. Appliances fitting into this latter category include earplugs and nosebands. Although not specifically relayed to racegoers, the paddock judges do note all equipment used on each horse, and a record of such equipment is maintained. This suggests that even the seemingly small things can certainly impact a horse’s performance. Clearly the noseband is an important piece of equipment that trainers like Stewart need to consider, but is it important enough that racegoers need to make note of their favorite horse sporting a different noseband? Does a figure-eight noseband necessarily mean that the horse has been making noise during training and could have DDSP? Motion adds, “The general person doesn’t know what all of the equipment does anyway. It just makes it confusing.” According to Stewart, “The noseband is not going to make or break a horse.” He adds, “As a trainer you have to be comfortable making little adjustments. Small strides with the equipment will help a horse give it his all. Good horses win races, not their nosebands.” n

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WINNING OWNERS Profiles of Grade 1-winning owners between May and June 2013 Future profiles online at WORDS: BILL HELLER PHOTOS: HORSEPHOTOS.COM

AUBBY K Won the Humana Distaff at Churchill Downs Owned by James Spence Trained by Ralph E. Nicks Sire Street Sense Dam Lilly Capote

JAMES Spence, a 73-year-old real estate developer and builder in Terre Haute, Indiana, owns a company, James C. Spence & Associates, which specializes in multi-family developments. Spence is pretty good with equine families, too. Most Thoroughbred owners don’t get to start a horse in a Grade 1 stakes, let alone win one. Even fewer win a Grade 1 stakes with a homebred, but that’s exactly what Spence did with Aubby K, a daughter of Street Sense who captured the Humana Distaff Stakes at Churchill Downs. Earlier this year, she won the Grade 2 Inside Information Stakes at

Gulfstream Park in her four-year-old debut. Aubby K’s dam is Spence’s graded stakes winner Lilly Capote, who has also produced Grade 2 stakes-placed Mythical Pegasus and Flying Pegasus, as well as America’s Storm by Storm Cat who sold for $3.6 million at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Lilly Capote produced five winners from six foals. Spence’s other top horses include $200,000plus earner Forty Won and Forty Dolls, a homebred who won the Louisiana Futurity.

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BYRAMA Won the Vanity Handicap at Hollywood Park Owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners Trained by Simon Callaghan Sire Byron Dam Aymara 2yo sale Doncaster 2yo Breeze Up $13,049 RNA

THE last two years must seem like a blur to Eclipse Thoroughbred Partnerships President Aron Wellman. The Southern California lawyer’s parents had a small breeding operation for 37 years near Fresno. “Because

of them, I got to meet Shoe and Eddie Delahoussaye,” Wellman said. “I was very lucky to be able to hang with them. To be able to be exposed to racing royalty like that is something money can’t buy.”

Byrama, with Gary Stevens aboard, wins the G1 Vanity Handicap

While working as an attorney, Wellman began a second job setting up informal partnerships. His involvement in racing became formal when he was asked by Barry Irwin to become a vice-president of Team Valor in 2008. That allowed him to be part of the joy when Team Valor’s Animal Kingdom won the 2011 Kentucky Derby. “It is without question the most surreal experience I’ve ever encountered,” Wellman said. “It’s such a whirlwind of emotion and activity and pandemonium and jubilation. It’s sort of like time stands still.” Just three months later, Wellman formed Eclipse Thoroughbred Partnerships. Its first starter, Patrioticandproud, won a maiden race at Woodbine in October, 2011. Byrama took it to another level by winning a Grade I stakes, as In Lingerie did for the partnership last year. “We’ve been very lucky in a very short window of time,” Wellman said. There might be a little bit more than luck involved. On July 1st, Cot Campbell’s Dogwood Stable officially merged with Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners. All new yearling, two-year-old, and older horse purchases will be made and managed by Eclipse in the name of Eclipse/Dogwood. Existing Dogwood partnerships will continue to be managed by Campbell. “It’s an amazing honor to be hand-picked by him to join with Dogwood,” Wellman said. Wellman said Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners now have 125 active participants in various partnerships. Another 250 people have expressed interest in joining them. If it’s a dream, don’t wake Wellman.

CENTRALINTELIGENCE Won the Triple Bend Handicap at Hollywood Park, June 29th Owned by Amerman Racing, Bongo Stable, Gary Finder and Elias Sabo Trained by Ronald W. Ellis Sire Smarty Jones Dam Shootforthestars Yearling sale Keeneland Association September 2009 Yearling Sale - $90,000 Consignor Three Chimneys

IF HORSES had to wear uniforms, there wouldn’t be enough space on the back to list all the owners of Centralinteligence. “It’s my partnership group,” Bob Feld, the managing partner of Bongo Stable, said. “We’ve been doing partnerships for about ten years now. We’re like West Point.” Feld said it wouldn’t be stretching the truth that much that the day after he graduated high

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school, he hit the backstretch to become a groom. “You either have the racing bug or you don’t,” he said. “My dad would take me and my three brothers to go to the track for the last race and bet a horse to show. Three of the four brothers are involved in racing. We all had a passion for it.” Feld is a bloodstock agent, who worked with Barry Irwin’s Team Valor and met the

Amermans through Irwin. Feld is especially close to Centralinteligence’s trainer, Ron Ellis. “I was the best man at Ron’s wedding,” he said. “He bought a Golden Retriever and named him Bob Feld.” John, the retired CEO of Mattel Toys, and wife Jerry Amerman began as partners in Team Valor and went on win a slew of major stakes with Adoration, Balance, Happyanunoit, and Lido Palace. They do more than just race great horses. They take care of all of their horses when they’re done racing, working with such organizations as the California Equine Retirement Foundation and Tranquility Farm. They operate Peacefield Farm in Temecula, California, where their daughter Anne serves as manager. Finder, a long-time owner, may be enjoying Centralinteligence’s success more than his partners. “I’ve owned horses for 18 years with Ron Ellis,” he said. “We started with claimers. It’s sort of a dream come true winning a Grade 1.”

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Won the Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont, May 22nd Owned by Juddmonte Farms Trained by William I. Mott Sire First Defence Dam Rising Tornado

TYPICALLY, talented Thoroughbreds owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms don’t take second billing. Since buying his first Thoroughbred in 1977 and winning his first Graded/Group stakes two years later, Abdullah has developed Juddmonte into an international racing empire whose list of champions will be forever linked to the unbeaten Frankel, named for the late Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel who handled Juddmonte’s horses in the United States for 20 years before his death in 2009. Juddmonte boasts multiple Classic winners

Close Hatches with Joel Rosario up wins the Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park

in England, France, and Ireland, and has amassed 11 Eclipse Awards in North America, including five for breeding and two as owners. Empire Maker’s victory in the 2003 Belmont Stakes gave Juddmonte its only American Classic winner. That colt was trained by Frankel. Now another Hall of Fame trainer, Bill Mott, handles Juddmonte’s horses in North America. So Juddmonte’s three-year-old filly Close Hatches, a homebred daughter of First Defence, was obviously in good hands as she stepped into the starting gate for the $300,000 Grade 1 Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park on June 22nd. But she was not the filly of attention. That role was played by Dreaming of Julia, the 1-5 favorite. Close Hatches, who followed a seventh in the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks with a second in

the Grade 1 Acorn, was the second choice. Dreaming of Julia, shockingly, was never involved in the Mother Goose and had to stage a late rally to finish a distant second by 7¼ lengths to Close Hatches, who won in a quick 1:41.36 for the mile-and-a-sixteenth. Suddenly, Juddmonte has another star filly, one who can only add to the farm’s incredible roster of broodmares when she retires from the racetrack. A fever after the Mother Goose caused Close Hatches to miss a bit of training, so she will skip the Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga on July 20th and likely be pointed to the Grade 1 Alabama later in the meet. A dozen years earlier, Juddmonte Farms’ Flute won the Alabama gate-to-wire under Edgar Prado.

another star, Fort Larned, a son of E Dubai whose dam Arlucea is a daughter of Bayakoa. Five-year-old Fort Larned, who is trained by Ian Wilkes, has led Whitham on a rollercoaster ride the last year-and-a-half. After winning last year’s Grade 3 Skip Away Stakes and finishing second in the Grade 2 Alysheba Stakes, he finished eighth in the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap. He atoned by winning the Grade 3

Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap and the Grade 1 Whitney Handicap easily at Saratoga. He then finished third in the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup, but rebounded to gamely win the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Classic by a halflength over Mucho Macho Man. This year couldn’t have started much worse. Fort Larned, the odds-on favorite in the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Handicap, stumbled at the start and lost his rider, Brian Hernandez Jr. Fortunately, both horse and rider escaped injury. But when Fort Larned finished a distant fifth as the odds-on favorite in the Grade 2 Oaklawn Handicap, one could only wonder, “What’s wrong?” Fort Larned soon supplied the answer: Nothing. He won his next start, the Grade 1 Stephen Foster, wire-to-wire by 6¼ lengths in 1:47.45 for the mile-and-an-eighth, just missing Victory Gallop’s 14-year-old stakes and track record of 1:47.28. Whitham can only wonder what he does next.

FORT LARNED Won the Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs, May 15th Owned by Janis R. Whitham Trained by Ian R. Wilkes Sire E Dubai Dam Arlucea

JANIS Whitham, now 81, is a fourth-generation descendant of pioneers in Kansas, where she still lives. She and her husband Frank, who died in a 1993 plane crash, originally owned Quarter Horses before trying, and succeeding, with Thoroughbreds, none more successful than their Argentine import Bayakoa. Trained by Hall of Famer Ron McAnally, the two-time Eclipse Champion Older Mare (1989 and 1990) won 21 of 39 starts, with nine seconds and earnings of more than $2.8 million. In 1991, they won another Eclipse Award with turf champion Tight Spot. Now, thanks to Bayakoa, Whitham has

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MIDNIGHT LUCKY Won the Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park, May 27th Owned by Mike Pegram, Paul Weitman and Karl Watson Trained by Bob Baffert Sire Midnight Lute Dam Citiview

MARKETING MIX Won the Gamely at Hollywood Park, May 27th Owned by Glen Hill Farm Trained by Tom Proctor Sire Medaglia d'Oro Dam Instant Thought Yearling sale Keeneland Association September 2009 Yearling Sale - $150,000 Consignor Keith Lancaster

TO SAY 93-year-old Leonard Lavin, the founder of Glen Hill Farm in Ocala, Florida, is still actively involved in racing would be an understatement. “My grandfather is still doing well, but he was quite upset by a story in the [Daily] Racing Form that said he was 91,” his 35-year-old grandson Craig Bernick said. “He’s proud to be 93.” Bernick says his granddad watches all their horses’ races. “He lets me know that he watches more when our horses don’t do well,” Bernick laughed. Marketing Mix doesn’t fit that category. “She’s the best horse that we’ve had in at least 40 years,” Bernick said. Glen Hill campaigned Header Card, Relaunch, and One Dreamer. “What makes Marketing Mix so special is her consistency at such a high level,” Bernick said. “She has a great temperament and likes training. Nothing bothers her.” Bernick took over Glen Hill Farm in April, 2008. The farm now races 30 horses and keeps about the same number of broodmares. He said he’s learned a lot in the last five years. “I think, at the beginning, in my rush to change things, I might not have understood how much work had been done to get us to that place. But I do understand it now. We enjoy ourselves. We’ve spent the summer every year at Del Mar since I was 16. My granddad still lives in Chicago and we get to see him a lot.” Marketing Mix will likely get him to Chicago again if she returns to run in the Beverly D. Stakes-G1, a stakes she finished second in last year. “She makes us look smart,” Bernick said. “But we’re not really smart. We have 30 horses in training, and she’s the only one who gets people to call us.”

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Yearling sale Fasig-Tipton New York Saratoga 2011 Select Yearling Sale - $220,000 Consignor Gainesway

HOW do three guys, one from Fort Knox, Kentucky; one from Kansas City, Missouri; and another from Springfield, Georgia, become partners on Thoroughbreds? By attending a birthday party in Mexico. The party was for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s brother Billy in 1999. “We really hit it off,” said Pegram, whose colt Real Quiet had won the 1998 Kentucky Derby and Preakness before losing the lead in the final strides of the Belmont Stakes, missing the Triple Crown by a nose. Watson and Weitman, who both own car dealerships in Tucson, Arizona, had raced their own horses, too. “I had horses with Bobby [Baffert],” Weitman said. “Karl wasn’t with Bobby, but he had a horse or two. So we got a couple horses together.” Pegram made it a threesome. Weitman and Watson were in Chicago watching the NCAA Basketball Tournament and


Won the Shoemaker Mile at Hollywood Park, June 29th Owned by Tony Fanticola and Joe Scardino Trained by Mike R. Mitchell Sire Choisir Dam Leala Yearling sale Goffs February Mixed 2009 $2603 2yo sale Tattersalls Horses-in-Training Sale 2011 - $217,758

rooting for Arizona to beat Illinois when Baffert called, telling them he wanted the new trio to buy their first horse, Midnight Lute, a son of Real Quiet. All Midnight Lute did was win back-toback Breeders’ Cup Sprints and one Eclipse Award as champion sprinter. That’s one hell of way to start a partnership. Horses like Lookin At Lucky, Champion TwoYear-Old Male in 2009 and Champion ThreeYear-Old Male of 2010, have followed. “When Lookin At Lucky won the Preakness, somebody said the three of us were lucky,” Pegram said. “I was lucky to get into a partnership like this. Those guys have been the greatest partnership. Winning with them makes it so much more enjoyable.” The trio, 61-year-old Pegram, 62-year-old Watson, and 70-year-old Weitman, have expanded their partnership to include yearlings and broodmares. “I’ve had more fun with my two partners than if I was by myself,” Weitman said. “I don’t think we’ve had a cross word ever.”

“ONE of my goals in life was to own a sports team, and I didn’t have $700 million laying around,” Tony Fanticola laughed when asked how he became a Thoroughbred owner. Before he moved to California 25 years ago, the 70-year-old native of Staten Island, New York, used to go to the track in the morning with his late brother-in-law, Joe Trovato, a longtime, successful New York trainer who conditioned 1974 Filly Triple Crown winner and champion Chris Evert. “I used to go to the track with him in the morning,” Fanticola said. “Coffee and donuts and watch his horses train.” When he came to California, he met Joe Scardino. “His son, Frank, built our house in Glendora,” Fanticola said. “We hit it off pretty good. He’s a sharp individual. He’s Italian. We broke bread a number of times.” Scardino, an 81-year-old native of Chicago, has retired as a contractor specializing in drywall construction. His involvement in horses began some 45 years ago with Quarter Horses before switching to Thoroughbreds. “I think Quarter Horses are a lot of fun, but I thought it would be better for me to do Thoroughbreds,” he said. Before he became partners with Fanticola, he did well on his own. “I won the Del Mar Derby and the Hollywood Derby (in 1988) with Silver Circus, that I claimed for $32,000,” he said. “That worked out well. Then I claimed Bruho for

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ORB Won the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, May 4th Owned by Ogden Mills “Dinny” Phipps and Stuart Janney III Trained by Claude R. McGaughey III Sire Malibu Moon Dam Lady Liberty

OGDEN Mills “Dinny” Phipps, the chairman of the New York Racing Association from 1976-1983 and current chairman of The Jockey Club, and his family have helped shape the Thoroughbred racing industry for generations. Phipps’ grandmother, Mrs. Henry Carnegie Phipps, who raced her horses under the name of Wheatley Stable; Phippss father, Ogden; and Phipps himself have made

$50,000, and he went on to win the Bing Crosby and Pat O’Brien (in 1991).” And while Fanticola doesn’t have $700 million, he has done well enough, operating 105 Jiffy Lube franchises in Southern California, to risk an equine investment. “We wound up buying a horse together, Flying First Class,” Fanticola said. “It worked out well. We won a couple of races. He’s a fantastic partner.” The feeling is mutual. “It’s really a great partnership,” Scardino said. “Tony and I just agree very easily.” They initially used Mike Mitchell as their trainer, then left racing for a couple of years before returning. Mitchell was glad to have them back. “This is my second time around with them,” Mitchell, said. “They’re wonderful, wonderful people. I’ve known Joe for a lifetime. They’re fun to work for and they love winning.” They’ve done a lot of it, considering their stable size is usually just four or five horses. Obviously has taken them to another level; the Shoemaker Mile Stakes was his first Grade 1. Earlier in Obviously’s career, Fanticola asked Mitchell if he could give Joe Talamo, Obviously’s jockey that day, a leg-up in the paddock. Mitchell told him, “Okay, just don’t throw him over the horse.” He didn’t. Obviously won that day. So, of course, Fanticola has been doing it every race since. “They make it fun,” Mitchell said. “They love being a part of it.”

Orb with Joel Rosario up wins the 2013 Kentucky Derby

an indelible stamp on Thoroughbred racing history, breeding, and racing with many of the sport’s greatest stars. Phipps has campaigned five Eclipse Awardwinning champions: Inside Information, Rhythm, Smuggler, Storm Flag Flying, and Successor, and has received an Eclipse Award of Merit and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s Industry Service Award. The Phipps family was presented with the Paul Mellon Award by the New York Turf Writers Association. But Phipps knew that their family resume was missing one particular item: the Kentucky Derby. “We’ve been awfully lucky over the years, and we’ve been in racing a long time,” Phipps, now 72, said. “That was the major race we hadn’t won. My dad won the Belmont Stakes (with Easy Goer in 1989), and my grandmother had won the Preakness (with Bold Ruler in 1957). That was the one the family was missing.” Orb, whom Phipps co-owns with his cousin Stuart Janney III, added that missing element when he stormed down the center of the sloppy Churchill Downs track and won the Kentucky Derby going away by 2½ lengths on May 4th. “At the sixteenth pole, it looked like he was going to win,” Phipps said. “I was just about as happy as a person could be. We came up with the right horse.” And what was the first thing Phipps did after Orb crossed the finish line? “I gave my wife a kiss and knocked her hat off,” he laughed. “All my children were there and they got to share in it.” Family is very important to Phipps. His great-grandfather, Henry Phipps, founded

Bessemer Trust Company in 1907 to manage the proceeds from the sale of Carnegie Steel, which he founded with Andrew Carnegie. In 1911, Phipps wrote a letter to each of his five children, telling them: “It is my desire that neither the stock nor the bonds of the Company shall pass out of my family.” Accordingly, Bessemer Trust has remained in the Phipps family for six generations. In 1974, the Phipps family invited “other likeminded families” to join Bessemer Trust. Currently, more than 2,100 families are involved with Bessemer Trust with total assets of $88 billion. Janney has succeeded Dinny Phipps as chairman at Bessemer Trust. Winning the Kentucky Derby as partners made their close relationship even sweeter. Janney was faced with a difficult decision following the death of his parents just one year apart. Should he remain in racing? He was in his early twenties when he enjoyed the brilliant success and tragic ending of his parents’ Ruffian. This was much different. “I was in my early forties, and I had a career. I was a managing partner of an investment bank. I had young kids. I realized if I didn’t do it [own horses] then, I probably never would.” He reached out to his Uncle Ogden, Dinny’s dad. “I was very close to him,” Janney said. “I used to take a lot of trips with Uncle Ogden. I saw him more than any relation and I liked him immensely. I discussed it with him. He called and said if it would be of any use, he would be my partner in as many or as few horses as I wanted. He would be my 50-50 partner. He said he’d want Shug [McGaughey] to train, which was fine with me. We got Seth Hancock to determine a price for the horses he invested in, a couple mares. From my perspective, it was a very critical element. I could always ask Uncle Ogden for advice.” One of those two mares, Deputation, shows up in the pedigree of multiple stakes winners Search Party, Carriage Trail, and Criminologist. The other mare was Steel Maiden, who produced Mesabi Maiden, who won the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes-G2 and produced Lady Liberty, the dam of Orb. Janney said he was as surprised as anyone that Orb won the Run for the Roses. “It’s a little more than I anticipated, and that’s an understatement,” he said. “My horses haven’t been precocious. With Orb, if you asked me on January 1 of this year if I’d have a horse in the Kentucky Derby, I would have said, ‘No.’ If someone told me I would, I’d have said, ‘Which one?’ It came as a surprise the way he developed.” If Janney is forever linked to Orb, his Kentucky Derby winner, he certainly doesn’t mind that his name will also be linked to Ruffian. “Orb has done something pretty special,” he said. “But I’ll never forget those moments, good and bad, with Ruffian. I think Ruffian set the gold standard.”

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PALACE MALICE Won the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park, June 8th Owned by Cot Campbell’s Dogwood Stable Trained by Todd A. Pletcher Sire Curlin Dam Palace Rumor

OXBOW Won the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico May 18th Owned by Calumet Farm Trained by D. Wayne Lukas Sire Awesome Again Dam Tizamazing Yearling sale Keeneland Associaton September 2011 Yearling Sale - $250,000 Consignor Burleson Farms

AS OXBOW neared the finish line of the Grade 1 Preakness Stakes, Calumet Farm’s Manager Eddie Kane, watching the race at home, couldn’t believe it. “We didn’t envision it to happen so quickly,” he said. “People try all their lives and never accomplish this. Doing it under the Calumet Farm banner made it even better.” Immediately, Kane was on the phone with his boss, Brad Kelley, the man who had taken the challenge of reinventing one of the most storied farms in racing history. “As soon as they hit the wire, I was on the phone with him,” Kane said. “He was pretty emotional. He said his mom and dad watched the race from his home. Mr. Kelley was the guy who ultimately picked Oxbow out at the sale.” Understandably, the mood at Calumet Farm went off the charts following the Preakness. “Everybody was excited,” Kane said. “I think I was the only one of the farm who didn’t bet the horse. My money would stop a herd of buffalo.” Fortunately, Kane and Kelley deal with Thoroughbreds. Kane worked for Will Farish for 20 years at Lane’s End Farm before accepting a job with Kelley. “I wasn’t going to leave Lane’s End for any other job,” Kane said. “I had to know it was the right job. After talking to Mr. Kelley, he is a very good guy to work for. He’s a regular guy.” A very wealthy regular guy. Kelley’s estimated net worth is reported to be $1.9 billion and he is also reportedly the fourth largest landowner in the United States. Kelley, 56, had already accomplished more than several men when buying Calumet in May, 2012, more than three years after Kelley hired Kane to help his breeding operation. “We never really started talking about Calumet until much later,” Kane said. Now, people are talking about Calumet again, thanks to Kelley. “He knows what he wants to do, and he knows how to get it done” Kane said. “I’m just glad to be part of it.”

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WHEN Wade Cothran “Cot” Campbell surrendered to his passion, selling his Atlanta advertising agency to race Thoroughbreds in the 1960s, he took a leap of faith. When he literally began a new era of racehorse partnerships through his Dogwood Stable in Aiken, South Carolina, he asked others to take that same leap. He was up front about their prospects, telling them that if they invest, they best do it with discretionary income. He didn’t make any promises. Rather, he told them if they were lucky, they might enjoy a special moment and have a heck of a good time pursuing the next one. There’s nothing more special than winning a Triple Crown race. And on June 8th at Belmont Park, 23 years after Dogwood’s Summer Squall won the 1990 Preakness, Dogwood’s Palace Malice captured the Belmont Stakes. Campbell, now 85, is co-owner of Palace Malice with Carl Myers in Monmouth, New Jersey; Paul Oreffice, who lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, and Paradise Valley, Arizona; Charles Pigg of Morton, Illinois; Mike Schneider of Aiken, South Carolina and Margaret Smith of New York City. Those partners are among some 1,500 new


Won the Manhattan Handicap at Belmont Park, June 8th Owned by Phipps Stable Trained by Claude R. McGaughey III Sire Dynaformer Dam Matlacha Pass

owners Campbell and his wife Anne have brought into Thoroughbred racing over the last four decades. That’s not Campbell’s only contribution to the industry. For more than a decade, Dogwood sponsored the Dominion Award recognizing unsung heroes in the sport, and Campbell has authored three racing books. He was honored with an Eclipse Award of Merit in 2011 for his contributions to racing. Dogwood purchased Palace Malice for $200,000 at the April 2012 Keeneland Two-YearOlds in Training Sale and watched him progress under trainer Todd Pletcher’s care. Palace Malice was third in the Risen Star Stakes-G1 and second in the Blue Grass Stakes-G1, but when blinkers were added, he set a suicidal pace in the Kentucky Derby and tired to 12th. “I don’t think he was the luckiest horse in the world, and I wanted him to redeem himself,” Campbell said. Pletcher removed the blinkers for the Belmont Stakes, and the colt redeemed himself with a powerful performance under Mike Smith. “I’ve had an exciting life, a wonderful life, I really have,” Campbell said. “This, winning the Belmont, is very significant. It comes in the twilight of my career. It puts an A+ on my report card.” But Palace Malice has a summer and fall of opportunities before him. Campbell said, “I think he’ll do more, but in the meantime, thank God for what he did that Saturday at Belmont.”

DINNY Phipps believes Orb might not be the best horse in his stable. He doesn’t hide his appreciation for Point of Entry. If not for a tough-luck second by half a length to Little Mike in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Turf-G1, Point of Entry’s winning streak would stand at eight. “I think he’s the best horse in America,” Phipps said. “He has proved it winning five Grade 1 races. He won three last year and two this year.” Point of Entry made it seven wins and a second in his last eight starts by capturing the Grade 1 Manhattan Handicap. Unfortunately, he came out of the race with a condylar fracture in his cannon bone. “He was operated on by Dr. [Larry] Bramlage the next day,” Phipps said. “He put two screws in it. Point of Entry is down in Florida now. Hopefully, he’ll be back this fall.” Until then, Phipps hopes Orb can carry the flag for the stable in Point of Entry’s absence with a win in the Grade 1 Travers at Saratoga.

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PRINCESS OF SYLMAR Won the Kentucky Oaks, May 2nd at Churchill Downs Owned by King of Prussia Stable Trained by Todd A. Pletcher Sire Majestic Warrior Dam Storm Dixie

IT DIDN’T take Ed Stanco, the managing partner of King of Prussia Stable, long to get hooked on racing. Growing up in Schenectady, New York, he was a half hour from Saratoga Race Course and Saratoga Harness. “I think I was about eight when my uncle used to take me to the trotters and sometimes the flats,” he said. “I just absolutely loved it from the very beginning.” Not just the racing, but also trying to figure out who is going to win races. “I was always very good in math,” he said.” I said, ‘This is for me.’ The dream was if I could start a horse at Saratoga.” Now 63, he followed through on both his

passions. He used his math skills to become an actuary on the way to becoming CEO of Toa Reinsurance Company of America. And he not only started and won a race at Saratoga with New York-bred star Capeside Lady, he won a Grade 1 stakes – though not at Saratoga – with Princess of Sylmar, King of Prussia’s first homebred. Stanco started King of Prussia in 2002 with modest goals. “We take a very prudent

approach,” he said. “It’s basically one or two horses at a time.” King of Prussia invested in fillies, “for their residual value,” Stanco said, and in New Yorkbreds and Pennsylvania-breds because of inflated purses from casino revenue. Through Mike Cascio, one of trainer Todd Pletcher’s earliest clients, King of Prussia secured Pletcher as its trainer. And through Stanco’s brother, who owned a couple of horses with Ronnie and Betsy Houghton’s Sylmar Farm in Christiana, Pennsylvania, King of Prussia had a home for their broodmares and foals. A filly King of Prussia owned, Storm Dixie, became its first broodmare and her daughter, Princess of Sylmar, became its first homebred. Her victory in the Kentucky Oaks-G1 allows Stanco to look forward to the Coaching Club American Oaks and the Alabama, a pair of Grade 1 stakes at Saratoga. Stanco summed up his experience in racing: “It’s been a very cool thing.”


Won the Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park, May 27th Owned by Jerry Hollendorfer and Kim and Jerry Lloyd Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer Sire Pleasant Tap Dam Seeking the Sky

SO KIM Lloyd, a former trainer who is now general manager of Barretts Equine Sales and Fairplex Park, was down in Louisiana, scouting yearlings for the next sale. “Jeff Hebert was showing me eight or nine yearlings, and he said he had this horse who had just won a maiden $20,000 at Delta Downs,” Lloyd said. “He said he was as green as can be. So they walk this horse out. I’ve never seen a horse look as well, a picture of health. I said, ‘This horse is awesome.’”So Lloyd made a phone call to a proposed partner and made a deal to buy that horse,

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Sahara Sky and Joel Rosario are led in after their victory in the Metropolitan Handicap

Sahara Sky. “This guy was supposed to send Jeff the money, and Jeff called me and said he never sent the money,” Lloyd said. “I went to the track and ran into Dan Ward, Jerry Hollendorfer’s assistant. I said, ‘This is a damn shame. We’re going to lose this horse.’ He went back and he told Jerry how much I loved this horse. And he bought him.” Hollendorfer said, “I value Kim’s opinion. Kim looks at a lot of horses.” They had hit a home run. “The first time he ran, he won big in the slop,” Lloyd said. “He’s really good looking. He just carries himself. He walks like a panther.”

While Lloyd trained and continues to work and live in Southern California, the one stakes race he coveted was the Grade 1 Met Mile [now run as the Metropolitan Handicap], because many years earlier he had seen Forego make one of his legendary late runs to win one of his two consecutive Met Miles. Now Sahara Sky can be added to the list of Met Mile winners. Standing in the winner’s circle, Lloyd’s cell phone lit up. “I had never heard from the guy that was supposed to send the money and never did,” Lloyd said. “It was him. He said, ‘I really screwed up, didn’t I?’ I said, ‘You sure did.’”

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Stephanie's Kitten (nearside) outruns Better Lucky in the Just A Game Stakes

Won the Just A Game Stakes, June 8th at Belmont Owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey Trained by Todd A. Pletcher Sire Kitten's Joy Dam Unfold the Rose Yearling sale Keeneland Association September 2010 Yearling Sale - $30,000 RNA Consignor Legacy Bloodstock 2yo sale Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company 2011 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training - $17,000 RNA Consignor Eddie Woods

KEN and Sarah Ramsey have done more for cats than Garfield. Actually, the credit goes to their stallion Kitten’s Joy, the 2004 Eclipse Champion Turf Male who has followed a terrific career ontrack – nine wins and four seconds in 14 starts with more than $2 million in earnings – with continuing success as a sire. Currently ranked sixth in North America in progeny earnings, Kitten’s Joy has led to an epidemic breakout of horses named Kitten. When’s the last time you went to the track and didn’t see at least one horse with Kitten in his name, most likely in a turf race? Stephanie’s Kitten is Kitten Joy’s highest earner


in 2013 with $473,655, a total helped by her victory in the Just A Game Stakes-G1 on the Belmont Stakes undercard on June 8th. The Ramseys won the Eclipse as leading owner in 2004 and 2011. And though their farm is in Lexington, Kentucky, and they just set a record for wins at Churchill Downs this summer, such is their presence in New York that they were the leading owners at Saratoga in 2008 and 2009. After watching Mike Repole win the ensuing three Saratoga owner titles, Ramsey has been telling everybody, including Repole, that he is going to beat him this summer. Ramsey has been claiming horses left and right to make that happen. “I claimed like 30 horses to beat the Repole Stable,” Khe said. “I have seven different trainers ready to win races there.” Now 77, he came into racing after several different careers. After graduating high school at the age of 16 as valedictorian, he became manager of a trucking business before joining the Naval Reserve and serving on aircraft carrier. “I wanted to be a test pilot,” he said. “That was my ambition. Then I met my wife.” Ramsey started his own trucking business, then became the terminal manager of a company in Hartford, Connecticut. He then switched to real estate. “It was very lucrative,” he said. “I was the leading realtor in Lexington after 16 months.

Won the Turf Classic at Churchill Downs, May 4th Owned by Morton Fink Trained by Charles LoPresti Sire Wiseman's Ferry Dam Lisa Danielle

IF ONLY 83-year-old Morton Fink had decided to downsize his stable decades earlier. After some four decades in racing, in which he had considerable success with his long-time partner Roy Gottlieb, Fink decided to sell all of his broodmares except the one he named for his granddaughter, Lisa Danielle. He’d bought her for $29,000 as a yearling, and she won just one race, her maiden. Fink, who inherited a chain of movie theaters from his father and then sold them to a national chain, was way too savvy not to

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I had 29 people working for me. At one point, I had 101 properties.” After reading about cell phones, he changed careers again. “I jumped into it,” he said. “When I read about it or heard about it, I said, ‘Man, this is a better mousetrap.’ I saw all kind of ramifications. Then I sold my company for $39 million. That got me into the horse business. That’s what I wanted to do all the time. I bought the farm we have now. I’m over 1,400 acres.” He remembers his first visit to a racetrack. “I was on a ship in San Francisco,” he said. “The first race I saw was at Golden Gate Fields. I couldn’t understand how to pick them because they all looked the same to me.” Years later, he visited Keeneland with a friend. “I made $40 that day,” he said. “The next Saturday, I go back and win again. I said, ‘Gee, this beats working.’ I enjoyed it.” He then took a correspondence course in handicapping. “Sixteen weeks,” he said. “Then I bought Tom Ainsle’s book [Ainslie’s Complete Guide to Thoroughbred Racing] and everything I could get my hands on to read. I’d take trainers’ notes.” Ramsey became so proficient that he taught an adult course in handicapping at Transylvania University. “We packed them in,” he said. “I taught them the 3 R’s: Ramsey’s Road to Riches.” Yet he left racing for more than a decade. “I was spending too much time betting,” he said. He wound up owning six FM-radio stations in Wisconsin. “That’s where I applied for a license,” he said. He returned to racing in the mid’90s and has climbed steadily upward ever since. “Well, I’ll tell you what, it’s been a big part of my life,” he said. The biggest player in that part of his life is Kitten’s Joy. Asked how many Kitten’s Joy horses he currently owns, he said, “I don’t honestly know. Not enough.”

know that breeding her could be a losing proposition, but he did so anyway. He bred her to Successful Appeal and was rewarded with Successful Dan. All he’s done is win four graded stakes, set a track record at Churchill Downs, and earn more than $700,000 to date. For many owners, he would be the horse of a lifetime. For Fink, he would become the second horse people mention when they talk about his stable. Fink spent a very little on a stud fee to bred Lisa Danielle to Wiseman’s Ferry, who had won the Grade 3 Lone Star Derby. That mating resulted in Wise Dan, the reigning Horse of the Year who won three Eclipse Awards in 2012 and is undefeated this year. Fink, a life-long resident of Chicago, was introduced to racing by his mother when she

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Won the Ogden Phipps Handicap at Belmont Park, May 27th Owned by CresRan LLC Trained by Steve Hobby Sire Tiznow Dam Sue’s Good News Tiz Miz Sue with Joseph Rocco Jr wins the Ogden Phipps Handicap

CAROL V. Ricks and her grandson, Ran Leonard, a real estate investor who is a member of the Oklahoma Racing Commission, are having the times of their lives watching Tiz Miz Sue win stakes races. “She sure is fun to watch,” Ricks, now in her eighties, said. Leonard put it in perspective: “For small breeders like us to have one that blossomed like this is amazing. She’s taken us to Saratoga, Churchill, and all over the country.” Carol and her late husband Ran Ricks Jr. helped the state of Oklahoma start parimutuel racing. “My husband Ran, in about 1981, said, ‘I think Oklahoma is going to have pari-mutuels,’” Carol said. “We owned this land, 35 miles north of Oklahoma City, and he said he’d like to have a horse farm. I said, ‘Okay.’ We moved into our home here in 1983.”

Remington Park, built by Edward DeBartolo Sr., opened on September 1st, 1988. Such was Ricks Jr.’s involvement, that the track named its annual award for owners the Ran Ricks Jr. Memorial Award. Initially, the Ricks invested in Oklahomabreds. “We had to change our philosophy,” Carol said. “We started going to Kentucky.” Steve Hobby became their trainer. “One day, my grandson and my trainer called and said they’d like me to buy a Woodman filly,” Ricks said. “I said, ‘I couldn’t afford her.’” It turned out she could. That filly was Sue’s Good News. “She went on to win her first five starts,” Ricks said. “She was really something. When she retired, she had so much talent that we bred her.” Tiz Miz Sue was one of her foals. Her success reminds Leonard of the time he spent

took him to the track. After graduating from Roosevelt University with a degree in business administration, he and a group of friends claimed a horse for $4,000 and it did not win a race for them. A few years later, Fink went partners with Gottlieb, and they called the stable Carelaine Farm, a combination of their wives’ names. Carelaine Farms bred and raced a million dollar mare, Annoconnor, named to honor a deceased employee, and bred Producer, a Group 1 winner in Europe whom was sold in foal to Northern Dancer for $5.25 million in 1983. A decade later, the farm disbanded. It turns out, Fink was just getting warmed up. And so was Wise Dan. Already in 2013, he has won the Maker’s 46 Mile Stakes-G1, the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes-G1, and the Firecracker Handicap-G2.

Wise Dan and Jose Lezcano win the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic at Churchill Downs

with his grandfather. “I’m the oldest grandson,” he said. “I was blessed to have a relationship with my grandfather and grandmother. I went to work with him when I was 15. He made his living in oil and gas.” The family farm is in Crescent, Oklahoma. They took the first four letters and combined it with Leonard’s grandpa’s first name, Ran, to create CresRan LLC. Originally created to manage the family’s Thoroughbreds, it’s grown into a commercial breeding operation with investments in stallions, mares, and bloodstock in Oklahoma and Kentucky. The family keeps four to eight horses in training and three or four babies a year, selling one or two of them and keeping one or two, hoping to get another horse as talented as Tiz Miz Sue, winner of the Ogden Phipps Handicap-G1.

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The Atlantic Ocean separates the Clement brothers and the idyllic tracks they race at this summer, but they’re never far apart: Christophe at Saratoga; his older brother Nicolas at Deauville. WORDS: BILL HELLER PHOTOS: CHARLOTTE CLEMENT, VALERIE CLEMENT, APRH/PAUL BERTRAND


’VE always been very close to him,” Christophe said. “We like the same things. We have the same passion.” Nicolas said, “We get on really well. We exchange ideas.” And they share special moments. Christophe, then working as an assistant to trainer Luca Cumani in England, was at Longchamp when Nicolas, then 26 years old, won the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with Saumarez in 1990. The very next year, Christophe won his first race, at Belmont Park with the first horse he saddled, Spectaculaire, a horse Nicolas sent to him. “I was very proud to send him his first winner,” Nicolas said. “He was very emotional. The owner was one of my father’s owners, Anthony Speelman.” Their dad, Miguel, was Basque and became one of the leading trainers in France, racing horses from his training yard in Chantilly. Nicolas and Christophe literally grew up in the business of training Thoroughbreds. But

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PROFILE their brother Marc never got involved in racing. He owns and operates a printing factory in Paris. Nicolas and Christophe, who is a year and a half younger, couldn’t get enough of racing. “My dad had a very nice clientele,” Nicolas said. “He worked with a good group of owners and a few Americans with good reputations such as Horatio Luro – he was a good friend of my dad. He had a bit of Basque blood in him. He shared with my father the passion of good horses, good wine, and nice women. He always brought us a present from America. He was always very generous. He had a few horses with my dad.” But their dad died young at 42 in a car crash. “I was 12 when my father passed away,” Christophe said. “I was too young to appreciate his horsemanship. But there’s no doubt that having a successful father helped me.”

Marc, Christophe (second left) and Nicolas (foreground) with their father Miguel

“I was 12 when my father passed away. I was too young to appreciate his horsemanship. But there’s no doubt that having a successful father helped me” Christophe Clement In turn, Christophe and Nicolas have developed into top trainers in their respective countries. They’ve built successful careers not only by winning major stakes, but also by making their horses’ wellbeing their top priority. “I think their father did a very good job with them,” retired Hall of Fame jockey Jose Santos, who won graded stakes on Christophe’s Flag Down and Coretta, said. “Christophe is very dedicated, very meticulous with his horses. He’s on top of everything. Before the horse works, he checks him to make sure he’s all right to go to the track. After the workout, he checks again to make sure the horse is 100 percent. He spends a lot of time with his horses. He does it the right way. I’ve met his brother. Another good horseman.” Without their father there to help them actually get started in training, Nicolas and Christophe had to learn from other horsemen. And they put in years before starting on their own. Nicolas spent a year working for breeder Olivier Nicol in Deauville in 1982 before moving to the United States, where he worked

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at Taylor Made Farm in Kentucky preparing yearlings. He then got a job as an assistant to John Gosden in California. One of Gosden’s horses then, Royal Heroine, won the initial Breeders’ Cup Mile in 1984 at Hollywood Park. In 1985, Nicolas returned to Europe, working with Vincent O’Brien at Ballydoyle. During Nicolas’ time there, the stable won the Irish Derby with Law Society, the National Stakes with Tate Gallery, and the Irish St. Leger with Leading Counsel.

Returning to France in 1986, Nicolas worked as trainer François Boutin’s top assistant for two years. Boutin trained 220 horses at the time and was the leading trainer in France for eight years. Among the great horses Nicolas got to work with were Miesque, the two-time winner of the Breeders’ Cup Mile, and 1000 Guineas winner Baillamont. Nicolas went on his own in October, 1988, training horses from his father’s old stable in Chantilly.

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Winning the Arc less than two years later was astonishing. “It was like a dream,” Nicolas said. “We had to supplement him. I think it was $100,000, more or less.” Christophe cherishes that moment. “I thought this was the greatest thing in the world, a wonderful experience.” Nicolas has won other major stakes: six Group 1s, four Group 2s and 14 Group 3s. His horses have captured stakes in the U.S., Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Italy. He is annually among France’s leading trainers and

has won more than 600 races while topping €15 million in earnings. He currently trains a stable of 50. When asked about his approach to training, he replied, “I think it’s all about details. Animal care and common sense.” Asked why his brother has continued his success, Christophe said, “The No. 1 reason is his work. I think he works hard.” Christophe spent more than two years at Pantheon-Assas University of France before deciding to follow his brother into racing. His

early career was shaped by Ghislaine and Alec Head, Francois Boutin, and Criquette Head-Maarek. Christophe came to the United States in 1986. After also working for Taylor Made Farm, he worked for Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey. Christophe said he learned a lot not only from Shug, but from Shug’s assistant Buzz Tenney as well. “He had a great background, before he even came to the United States,” McGaughey said. “He learned the American way, and he’s done a great job.”

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Christophe returned to Europe in 1988 and worked for nearly four years as Luca Cumani’s assistant in Newmarket, England. “He was obviously a great trainer, worldwide,” Christophe said. “Also a wonderful man because I got to know him very well. I thought he was a very smart man.” Christophe opened his own stable in September, 1991. Less than two months after Spectaculaire provided his first win, he won two Grade 2 stakes with Paul de Moussac’s Passagere du Soir and Sardaniya, owned by the Aga Khan. Much later in his career, Christophe got to train five horses owned by the Queen of England. The horse who gave Christophe his first, second, and third Eclipse Championships was Gio Ponti, the 2009 Champion Older Male and the 2009 and 2010 Champion Turf Male. “He was a wonderful horse,” Christophe

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“I thought when I started training, I would be successful,” he said. “I believed in myself. I am very competitive, and I’m a very ambitious man” Christophe Clement said. “He could compete with anybody.” More often than not, he beat them. Over and over. Fifteen of Gio Ponti’s final 16 starts were in Grade 1 stakes, and he won six of them, including four straight, and finished

second in seven more. His lone two misses were two starts in the Dubai World Cup, when he finished a close fourth and a close fifth. His final record was 11 wins, 10 seconds and one third in 27 starts with earnings of nearly $5.7 million. On grass, he posted 10 wins, nine seconds and one third from 22 starts. He missed repeating as the winner of the Arlington Million by just a half-length when he finished second. He was also second by a length in the Breeders’ Cup Classic to Zenyatta. Gio Ponti was just one of Christophe’s success stories. There have been lots of them. Clement registered his 1,000th winner in 2008, and he has finished in the top 15 in earnings eight times. He ranked 20th last year and is sitting 22nd this year through the end of June. “I’ve been a very lucky man,” he said. “I still

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Christophe Clement’s team at Payson Park (left) and Nicolas Clement leads out his string at his Chantilly base

train for owners who have been clients for a long time, since my beginning, and I have a team of people that are very good. Christopher Lorieul and Thomas Brandebourger and my grooms and hotwalkers, most of them have been with me for 10 years.” Christophe isn’t surprised by his success. “I thought when I started training, I would be successful,” he said. “I believed in myself. I am very competitive, and I’m a very ambitious man.” Asked what he’s proudest of in his career, Christophe replied, “The fact that I’ve never had a positive. I’m very proud of that. And that over the last four, five years I compete and do very well at Belmont Park. That’s my main base. New York is tough. The last four, five years I think Todd [Pletcher] is Number One and Number Two.”

This summer at Belmont, through June 30th, he had 14 wins, six seconds, and 15 thirds from 66 starts. Christophe couldn’t have started July much better. He won $100,000 New York-bred stakes on consecutive days with Miss Valentine on dirt and Discreet Marq on grass. His stable size varies between 60 to 80 horses. “It’s a good number for me,” Christophe said. The horses in his care are treated well. “I’m a big believer in turning horses out,” he said. “It’s nice to get them out of the stall. It’s like a cage. I like to see my horses graze.” He rarely works his horses fast. “I don’t believe in being over-aggressive,” he said. “I’ve been training for 20 years. You have to keep them sound.” That doesn’t mean his horses can’t win off slow workouts. Orion Moon, a four-year-old filly from France, was entered in a $77,000 allowance race at Belmont Park on June 22nd. She hadn’t raced since December 5th. She would be adding Lasix off six slow breezes. The final three were glacial: four furlongs in :53, slowest of 11 that morning; three furlongs in :39 2/5, 18th fastest out of 20; four furlongs in :51 4/5, 29th fastest of 31, and four furlongs in :51 3/5, 64th fastest of 71. She won her North American and four-year-old debut

by a head at 6-1, becoming part of yet another successful summer for Christophe. He credits his wife, Valerie, for her support over the years. “Very much so,” he said. “She lives with me, which is not easy. In the U.S., we’re moving all the time. She’s helping me with the books, and she and our children help with the social media.” They have two children, Charlotte and Miguel, who recently graduated from Duke University and got involved with the Darley Flying Start Program, which awards a dozen scholarships to students “who want to experience the global thoroughbred industry at the highest level.” Christophe said, “He wants to train or become an agent.” Christophe met Valerie in the library at Pantheon-Assas University. “We’ve been together ever since,” Christophe said. That’s proof that Christophe did get something from his college experience after all. But it’s his experience as a horseman which has shaped his life. Asked the reason for his continuing success as a trainer, he said, “The better trainer is the simple one, like [Sir] Henry Cecil. He was an amazing trainer. You keep them happy. Keep them fit. Good things will happen. The main thing is to keep it simple.” He sounds just like his brother.n

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Inflammation – The Root of Suffering Inflammation can have a devastating, even debilitating, affect on your horse. Limited mobility is one of many symptoms of this condition. Inflammation of the lungs impairs respiration, of the blood vessels causes poor circulation, of the digestive track creates stomach upset and spasm, and of hoof structure causes lameness.

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worry-free solution that clears chronic conditions instead of just treating the symptoms. Bleeding, tying up, headshaking, dehydration, and anhidrosis (non-sweating) can all be corrected by restoring proper electrolyte function in the horse's body. Equiwinner patches are easy to use and yield results fast. The 10-day treatment retrains the animal's body to use electrolytes the way it is supposed to. Results from the allnatural treatment can last for months and even up to a year. Signal-Health has been distributing Equiwinner™ patches in the USA & Canada for seven years. Each 10-day treatment is available for $129 and can be purchased online at or over the phone at 877-3784946. A list of retailers is also available on the website.

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Technology used as a professional aid to training Technology to measure race horse performance (to scientific standards) has been in the industry for some 10 years and, as with all innovations, has developed with both easy to use and impressive functionality. A horse’s speed, heart rate, stride length, and sectional timings can be measured with confidence from the start of its training session, through warm up and at full speed gallop, accurately measuring (at all stages) the horses performance, the information being transferred in real time directly to a PC for detailed analysis. In the post event analysis, the whole training session can be replayed with location, speed and HR displayed at second intervals. The resultant information is both powerful and impressive and is shown in summary displays similar to the one shown above: While summary information is captured to the left of the screen, the standout graph (in red and blue) displays the relationship between heart rate, speed and session times. It is this graph that is principally used to identify whether a horse has overall potential or lacks the characteristics for success, is working to its potential, or whether there are injury or illness problems. Recent developments also allow stride length to be measured and graphed showing key variances from day to day and horse to horse. Just as importantly, a horse’s illness, injury or other issue can be identified, usually evidenced by an elevated heart rate, reduced peak speed, reduced stride length or extended recovery. As an example, a horse performed exceptional sectionals during training but then had a very poor recovery. Because the trainer had captured and recorded key information, the vet scoped the horse and found a throat infection. Another occasion recorded a horse that usually jogged with a 100 bpm heart rate, jogged on another day at 140 bpm and was found to have knee chips. From the fitness point of view, if the horse is having poor recoveries during training it may suggest not to advance their training as quickly as the trainer had intended, thereby potentially saving the horse from extra stress. The opposite also occurs; exceptional recoveries allow the trainer to advance the horse more quickly, thereby not wasting valuable training sessions. Better recoveries than average can also mean the horse is most likely to be talented.

Over time and with a collection of information, a horse’s performance can be trended, compared and benchmarked to establish a detailed profile of its training history and how it compares to its peers giving the trainer a ‘window’ into the horse’s fitness and capacity levels. After 10 years and over thousands of readings, clear profiles for successful horses have emerged and are used to both benchmark horse performance and also assist in the management of stable operations with the identification of non performing horses for elimination. Periodic public concerns over racehorse treatment, injury rates and ‘fitness to race’ attract wide publicity. Use of this technology to further professionalise horse management, document training history for audit purposes, and then produced as evidence to the authorities would contribute to improving industry image and standards. One performance measurement tool available to the industry is the E-trakka system provided by the Australian company Equitronics Pty Ltd. For the second year in a row, when Ocean Park won the Australian $3 million Cox Plate last year, E-Trakka had collated and assisted training decisions providing valuable heart rate, speed and stride length information. Similar data captured the previous year also assisted Pinker Pinker’s Cox Plate victory in the same race. For more information on E-Trakka contact CEO of Equatronics, Andrew Stuart on + 61 8 9315 4570 or visit

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Tyro St Daisycutter H’cap Colleen St Green Flash H’cap Nunthorpe St (Coolmore) Catcharisingstar St Fasig-Tipton Turf Dash Turf Monster H’cap Turf Amazon H’cap Mr. Jenney H’cap First State Dash Small Wonder Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp (Qatar) L.A Premier Night Ragin Cajun Starter L.A Premier Night Matron L.A Premier Night Sprint


Saratoga Monmouth Park Saratoga Saratoga Evangeline Downs Laurel Park Laurel Park Keeneland Belmont Park Belmont Park Zia Park Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Fair Grounds

Caress My Frenchman St Coronation Cup Troy St John Franks Memorial Sales St (Filly Div) The Laurel Futurity The Selima Stakes Woodford Pilgrim St Miss Grillo St Lea County Sprint Bonapaw S Pan Zareta S Costa Rising St Marie G Krantz Memorial H Pan Zareta St Van Berg S Battle of New Orleans Mardi Gras S Colonel Power St


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Nandi S Iowa Classic Sprint Iowa Cradle S Iowa Sorority The Senator Robert C Byrd Memorial St Mountaineer Juvenile Fillies St Mountaineer Juvenile St West Virginia Secretary of State St Alfred G Vanderbilt H’cap Angie C St Isadorable St Aspen Cup Ontario Debutante S Phoenix St (Keeneland) Vandal S Leon Reed Memorial H’cap Louisiana Cup Filly and Mare Sprint Louisiana Cup Sprint Louisiana Cup Juvenile Louisiana Cup Juvenile Fillies Hoist Her Flag St David M Vance Sprint S Prix Morny (Darley)

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Race Date 03-Aug-13 21-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 21-Sep-13

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Furlongs 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5

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6f (1200m) CAN125,000 2F AWT $60,000 3+ (IA Bred) D $75,000 2 C&G (IA bred) D $75,000 2F D $100,000 3+ D $100,000 2F D $100,000 2 D $100,000 3+ FM D $400,000 3+ D $50,000 2F D $50,000 3+ FM MA bred D $50,000 3F D CAN125,000 2F AWT €190,000 2 CF T CAN150,000 2 AWT $50,000 3+ D $60,000 3+ F&M (LA Bred) D $60,000 3+ ( LA Bred) D $50,000 2 (LA Bred) D $50,000 2 F (LA Bred) D $50,000 3+ FM D $75,000 3+ D €350,000 2 CF T

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Race Name & (Sponsor) TV Nishinippon Corp Sho Kitakyushu Kinen Union Avenue St Keeneland Cup Kenora S Generous Portion St Merrillville S Brickyard S Miss Woodford St Kokura Nisai St Sapling St MN Distaff Sprint Championship MN Sprint Championship Northern Lights Debutante St Northern Lights Futurity St Tah Dah St Sorority St I’m Smokin St Aspirant St Lady Fingers St Derby Bar and Grill Ladies Express Derby Bar and Grill Express Icecapade St C.E.R.F. St Pirate’s Bounty S Sprint Cup (Betfred) Dr Theresa Garofalo Mem Banjo Picker Sprint Winnipeg Futurity Temperence Hill Centaur St The Mark Mcdermott St Louise Kimball St Premiere Cup H’cap All Sold Out S Tex’s Zing S Troy Our Boy S Lady Riss S Remington Park Turf Sprint S Tax Free Distaff The New Castle Open Mind Kentucky Downs Turf Dash Eleven North H’cap New Jersey Breeders H’Cap Gallant Bob H’cap Jameela S The Laurel Dash Stakes The Frank J.De Frances Memorial Dash African Prince Indiana Stallion S The Crown Ambassador S Presque Isle Debutante S Cheveley Park St Vosburgh Invitational Victorian Queen S Tin Cup Chalice S New York Breeders’ Futurity Shesastonecoldfox S City of Anderson S Hillsdale S Birdonthewire St Cassidy St Sprinters St Futurity St Matron St NWSS Cahill Road Stakes Kip Deville S Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Flashy Lady St The Santa Anita Sprint C’ship (Ancient Title S) (Prov rcae date) Thoroughbred Club of America S Jersey Juvenile Middle Park St (Emaar) Nearctic S Permian Basin S Bull Page S Governor’s Cup Oklahoma Classics Distaff Sprint Oklahoma Classics Juvenile Oklahoma Classics Lassie Oklahoma Classics Sprint Hudson H’cap Maryland Million Nursery Maryland Millions Lassie Maryland Million Sprint Fanfreluche S Norman Hall

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Value $985,000 $100,000 $985,000 CAN125,000 $150,000 $85,000 $85,000 $60,000 $780,000 $100,000 $55,000 $50,000 $55,000 $55,000 $50,000 $100,000 $150,000 $100,000 $100,000 CAN 50,000 CAN 50,000 $75,000 $50,000 $50,000 £250,000 $75,000 $75,000 CAN 50,000 $50,000 $1,433,000 $75,000 $50,000 $100,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $75,000 $75,000 £100,000 $150,000 $60,000 $60,000 $300,000 $100,000 $100,000 $350,000 $50,000 $85,000 $85,000 $100,000 £170,000 $400,000 CAN125,000 $50,000 $200,000 $50,000 $85,000 $85,000 $100,000 $100,000 $2,470,000 $200,000 $200,000 $50,000 $75,000 $175,000 $50,000 $250,000 $200,000 $60,000 £170,000 CAN300,000+ $55,000 CAN125,000 $55,000 $145,000 $100,000 $100,000 $130,000 $150,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 CAN150,000 $50,000

Age Surface Metres 3+ T 1200 3+ FM (NY bred) D 1200 3+ T 1200 3+ AWT 1200 2F AWT 1200 3+ F&M D 1200 3+ D 1200 3F D 1200 2 T 1200 2 D 1200 3 FM D 1200 3 D 1200 2F D 1200 2 D 1200 2F D 1200 2F D 1200 2 AWT 1200 2 C&G D 1200 2F D 1200 3+FM D 1200 3+ D 1200 3+ D 1200 3+ F&M AWT 1200 3+ AWT 1200 3+ T 1200 3F D 1200 3+ D 1200 2 D 1200 3+ D 1200 3+ T 1200 2 AWT 1200 3F D 1200 3+ D 1200 2F D 1200 3+ D 1200 2 C&G D 1200 3+ F&M D 1200 3+ T 1200 3+ F&M D 1200 3+ D 1200 3+ F&M D 1200 3+ T 1200 3+ FM D 1200 3+ D 1200 3 D 1200 3+ F&M (ML Bred) T 1200 3+ T 1200 3+ D 1200 3 1200 2F D 1200 2 D 1200 2F AWT 1200 2F T 1200 3+ D 1200 2F AWT 1200 2 C&G D 1200 2 D 1200 2F D 1200 2F D 1200 2 D 1200 2 D 1200 2F D 1200 3+ T 1200 2 D 1200 2F D 1200 2 WA D 1200 2 D 1200 3+ AWT 1200 3+ F&M D 1200 3+ D 1200 3+ F&M AWT 1200 2 (NJ bred) D 1200 2C T 1200 3+ T 1200 2F D 1200 2 C&G AWT 1200 2 D 1200 3+ F&M OK Bred D 1200 2 C&G Ok Bred D 1200 2F D 1200 3+ D 1200 3+ (NY bred) D 1200 2YO D 1200 2 F (MD Sired) D 1200 3+ (MD Sired) D 1200 2F AWT 1200 2 D 1200

6f (1200m) Furlongs 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

Closing 02-Jul-13 12-Aug-13 16-Jul-13 07-Aug-13 22-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 23-Aug-13 16-Jul-13 18-Aug-13 22-Aug-13 22-Aug-13 01-Apr-13 01-Apr-13 21-Aug-13 23-Aug-13 22-Aug-13 01-Apr-13 01-Apr-13 24-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 23-Aug-13 29-Aug-13 29-Aug-13 09-Jul-13 20-Jul-13 20-Jul-13 28-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 30-Jul-13 28-Aug-13 30-Aug-13 31-Aug-13 31-Aug-13 31-Aug-13 31-Aug-13 04-Sep-13 02-Sep-13 02-Sep-13 TBA 04-Sep-13 06-Sep-13 06-Sep-13 06-Jul-13

14-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 16-Sep-13 23-Jul-13 14-Sep-13 11-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 01-Apr-13 14-Sep-13 18-Sep-13 18-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 13-Aug-13 14-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 20-Sep-13 18-Sep-13 04-Oct-13 TBA 18-Sep-13 27-Sep-13 30-Jul-13 25-Sep-13 01-Oct-13 25-Sep-13 05-Oct-13



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Track Zia Park Zia Park Zia Park Zia Park Zia Park Zia Park Zia Park Santa Anita Beulah Park Woodbine Calder Mountaineer Beulah Park Laurel Park Laurel Park Laurel Park Kyoto Aqueduct Aqueduct Zia Park Penn National Penn National Penn National Penn National Penn National Aqueduct Fair Grounds Remington Park Remington Park Woodbine Aqueduct Nakayama Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Aqueduct Parx Racing Laurel Park Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Fair Grounds

Race Name & (Sponsor) Breeders Cup New Mexica Classic Cup Filly and Mare Sprint Championship New Mexico Classic Cup Championship for Colts and Geldings New Mexico Classic Cup Championship for Fillies New Mexico Classic Cup Juvenile For Fillies New Mexico Classic Cup Juvenile For Colts and Geldings New Mexico Classic Cup Sprint Championship New Mexico Classic Cup Peppers Pride Championship for Fillies/Mare XpressBet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (GI) Glacial Princess St Ontario Fashion S Jack Dudley Sprint H’cap Sophomore Sprint Championship St Joshua Radosevich Memorial S James Lewis The Smart Halo Stakes The Daves Friend Stakes Keihan Hai New York Stallion Series - Fifth Avenue Division New York Stallion Series - Great White Way Division Zia Park Distaff S Blue Mountain S Fabulous Strike H Lady in Waiting Lady in Waiting The Fabulous Strike H’Cap Fall Highweight H’cap Thanksgiving H Oklahoma Stallion S Oklahoma Stallion S - Fillies Kennedy Road S Garland of Roses Capella St Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile S Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint Louisiana Champions Day Lassie S Louisiana Champions Day Sprint Gravesend Mistletoe Starter Hcap The Willa on the Move Stakes Louisiana Futurity Louisiana Futurity F.W. Gaudin Memorial S Happy Ticket S Duncan F. Kenner St

Class S S S S S S S Gr1 R Gr 3 S R

Gr 3 S S R

Gr 3 S S Gr 2 Gr 3 S S S S



Race Date 27-Oct-13 27-Oct-13 27-Oct-13 27-Oct-13 27-Oct-13 27-Oct-13 27-Oct-13 02-Nov-13 02-Nov-13 03-Nov-13 09-Nov-13 12-Nov-13 16-Nov-13 16-Nov-13 16-Nov-13 16-Nov-13 23-Nov-13 23-Nov-13 23-Nov-13 23-Nov-13 27-Nov-13 27-Nov-13 27-Nov-13 27-Nov-13 27-Nov-13 28-Nov-13 28-Nov-13 29-Nov-13 29-Nov-13 30-Nov-13 07-Dec-13 08-Dec-13 14-Dec-13 14-Dec-13 14-Dec-13 14-Dec-13 21-Dec-13 24-Dec-13 28-Dec-13 31-Dec-13 31-Dec-13 25-Jan-14 01-Feb-14 08-Mar-14

Value $120,000 $140,000 $140,000 $140,000 $140,000 $170,000 $120,000 $1,500,000 $50,000 CAN150,000+ $125,000 $85,000 $50,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $985,000 $125,000 $125,000 $55,000 $75,000 $250,000 $150,000 $150,000 $250,000 $150,000 $100,000 $50,000 $50,000 CAN150,000+ $75,000 $911,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $75,000 $50,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $75,000 $75,000 $150,000

6f (1200m) Age Surface Metres 3+ F&M D 1200 3 C&G D 1200 3F D 1200 2F D 1200 2 C&G D 1200 3+ D 1200 3+ F&M D 1200 3+ D 1200 2 F (OH Acc) D 1200 3+ F&M AWT 1200 3+ (FL Breds) D 1200 3 D 1200 2 (OH Acc) D 1200 2YO D 1200 2F D 1200 3+ D 1200 3+ T 1200 2F D 1200 2 D 1200 3+ F&M D 1200 2 F (PA bred) D 1200 3+ D 1200 3+ F&M D 1200 3+ F&M D 1200 3+ D 1200 3+ D 1200 3+ D 1200 2 D 1200 2F D 1200 3+ AWT 1200 3+ FM D 1200 3+ D 1200 2 C&G LA Bred D 1200 3+ F&M LA Bred D 1200 2 F LA Bred D 1200 3+LA Bred D 1200 3+ D 1200 3+ FM D 1200 3+ FM D 1200 2 F LA Bred D 1200 2 C&G LA Bred D 1200 4+ D 1200 4+ F&M D 1200 3+ D 1200


Saratoga Deauville Del Mar Woodbine Hastings Racecourse Hastings Racecourse Del Mar Northlands Park Northlands Park Saratoga Saratoga Emerald Downs Del Mar Hastings Racecourse Hastings Racecourse Northlands Park Northlands Park Emerald Downs Woodbine Woodbine Fairplex Park Northlands Park Kentucky Downs Hastings Racecourse Hastings Racecourse Emerald Downs Emerald Downs Fairplex Park Presque Isle Downs Fairplex Park Fairplex Park Fairplex Park Fairplex Park Belmont Park Northlands Park Northlands Park Northlands Park Presque Isle Downs Remington Park Santa Anita Parx Racing

John Morrissey St Prix Maurice de Gheest Best Pal St Shepperton S British Columbia Cup Debutante (AlwS) British Columbia Cup Nursery (AlwS) Sorrento St 2-Year-Old Sale St 2-Year-Old Sale St (Fillies) Adirondack St Saratoga Special WTBOA Lads St Rancho Bernardo H’cap CTHS Sales CTHS Sales Bird of Pay St Birdcatcher St Barbara Shinpoch St Simcoe S Muskoka S Beverly J. Lewis S Sun Sprint St Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint Jack Diamond Sadie Diamond Dennis Dodge St Diane Kem St Jim Kostoff S Presque Isle Downs Masters S Barretts Debutante Barretts Juvenile Governor’s Cup Bangles and Beads Gallant Bloom H’cap Red Diamond St Premier’s Futurity Sturgeon River St Fitz Dixon Mem S E L Gaylord Memorial S Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (GI) Donna Fryer SC Residence Race (F)

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01-Aug-13 04-Aug-13 04-Aug-13 05-Aug-13 05-Aug-13 05-Aug-13 07-Aug-13 10-Aug-13 10-Aug-13 11-Aug-13 11-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 18-Aug-13 23-Aug-13 23-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 25-Aug-13 28-Aug-13 28-Aug-13 06-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 08-Sep-13 08-Sep-13 08-Sep-13 08-Sep-13 08-Sep-13 09-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 15-Sep-13 18-Sep-13 20-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 26-Sep-13 25-Oct-13 02-Nov-13 17-Nov-13

Furlongs 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

Closing 14-Oct-13 14-Oct-13 14-Oct-13 14-Oct-13 14-Oct-13 14-Oct-13 14-Oct-13 22-Oct-13 23-Oct-13 16-Oct-13 26-Oct-13 29-Oct-13 06-Nov-13

08-Oct-13 CLOSED CLOSED 12-Nov-13 20-Nov-13 15-Nov-13 15-Nov-13 15-Nov-13 15-Nov-13 16-Nov-13 16-Nov-13

13-Nov-13 23-Nov-13 22-Oct-13 01-Nov-13 01-Nov-13 01-Nov-13 01-Nov-13 07-Dec-13 10-Dec-13

11-Jan-14 18-Jan-14 22-Feb-14

6.5f (1300m) $100,000 3+ (NY bred) D €250,000 3+ T $150,000 2 AWT CAN125,000 3+ AWT CAN 50,000 2F D CAN 50,000 2 CG (BC Bred) D $150,000 2F AWT CAN 50,000 2 C&G D CAN 50,000 2F D $200,000 2F D $200,000 2 D $50,000 2 CG D $150,000 3+ F&M AWT CAN 50,000 2F D CAN 50,000 2CG D CAN 50,000 2F D CAN 50,000 2 C&G D $50,000 2F D CAN 200,000 2 C&G AWT CAN 200,000 2F AWT $50,000 3F D CAN 50,000 3+ D $150,000 3+ F&M T CAN 100,000 2 CG D CAN 100,000 2F D $35,000 2 CG WA bred D $35,000 2 F WA bred D $50,000 3 D $400,000 3+ F&M AWT $100000 (E) 2F D $100000 (E) 2 D $75,000 3+ D $50,000 3+ F&M D $200,000 3+ F&M D CAN 50,000 3+ D CAN 50,000 2 D CAN 50,000 2F D $100,000 2 AWT $50,000 2F D $1,000,000 3+ T $75,000 2F D

1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300 1300

6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5

25-Jul-13 10-Jul-12 25-Jul-13 17-Jul-13 24-Mar-13 24-Mar-13 01-Aug-13 02-Aug-13 02-Aug-13 27-Jul-13 27-Jul-13 08-Aug-13 24-Mar-13 24-Mar-13 16-Aug-13 16-Aug-13 07-Aug-13 07-Aug-13 31-Aug-13 28-Aug-13 28-Aug-13 15-Jun-13 15-Jun-13

31-Aug-13 28-Aug-13 CLOSED CLOSED 11-Sep-13 11-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 11-Sep-13 11-Sep-13 11-Sep-13 16-Sep-13 22-Oct-13 30-Jun-13

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Track Parx Racing Remington Park Calder

Race Name & (Sponsor) Christopher Elser Mem SC Residence (C & G) Silver Goblin S Kenny Noe Jr H’cap


Del Mar Charles Town Charles Town Charles Town Charles Town Saratoga Saratoga Saratoga Calder Calder Woodbine Woodbine Del Mar Del Mar Saratoga Woodbine Curragh Saratoga Saratoga Del Mar Fairplex Park Fairplex Park Kentucky Downs Kentucky Downs Curragh Remington Park Remington Park Churchill Downs Louisiana Downs Louisiana Downs Charles Town Charles Town Charles Town Charles Town Woodbine Longchamp Longchamp Newmarket Keeneland Belmont Park Belmont Park Belmont Park Laurel Park Delta Downs Kyoto Belmont Park Santa Anita Remington Park Tokyo Kyoto Woodbine Charles Town Calder Calder Laurel Park Laurel Park Woodbine Delta Downs Delta Downs Aqueduct Aqueduct Woodbine Charles Town Woodbine Parx Racing Laurel Park Laurel Park Remington Park Charles Town Hanshin Laurel Park Laurel Park Parx Racing Parx Racing Delta Downs Delta Downs Delta Downs Woodbine

Real Good Deal St Robert G Leavitt St Sadie Hawkins St Sylvia Bishop Memorial Frank Gall Memorial Ballerina St Test Foxwoods King’s Bishop Florida Stallion St - Affirmed Division Florida Stallion St - Susan’s Girl Division Swynford S Play the King S Pat O’Brien H’cap Del Mar Debutante Forego Seaway S Moyglare Stud St Spinaway St Three Chimneys Hopeful St Del Mar Futurity C.B. Afflerbaugh S Phil D Shepherd S Kentucky Downs Juvenile Fillies Kentucky Downs Juvenile Vincent O’Brien National St Te Ata St Tishomingo St Dogwood St LA Stallions S LA Stallions S Pink Ribbon St Charles Town Oaks Wild and Wonderful St Researcher S Overskate S Prix de la Foret (Qatar) Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere-Grand Criterium Dewhurst St Lexus Raven Run Iroquois Bertram F Bongard St Joseph A Gimma St Maryland Millions Distaff My Trusty Cat Mainichi Broadcast Swan St Bold Ruler Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (GI) Clever Trevor S Keio Hai Nisai St KBS Kyoto Sho Fantasy St Frost King S Tri-State Futurity Jack Price Juvenile Joe O’Farrell Juvenile Fillies City of Laurel Safely Kept Jammed Lovely S Orleans Sam’s Town New York Stallion Series - Staten Island Division New York Stallion Series - Thunder Rumble Division Glorious Song S West Virginia Futurity (WV) Bessarabian S Pennsylvania Nursery St The Marylander Gin Talking Jim Thorpe S Eleanor Casey Memorial Hanshin Cup The Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship The Maryland Juvenile Championship Valley Forge St Auld Lang Syne St By The Light Big Drama L.A Premier Night Prince Vigil S


Calder Calder

Naked Greed (Fl Stall’ St elig’ ‘11 pref) Crystal Rail (Fl Stall’ St elig’ ‘11 pref)

Breeders Cup

Class R S

Race Date 17-Nov-13 22-Nov-13 14-Dec-13

Value $75,000 $50,000 $75,000

6.5f (1300m)

Age Surface Metres 2 CG D 1300 3+ OK Bred D 1300 3+ D 1300

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Dirt Mile

Juv F Turf

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R Gp 1 Gp 1 Gp 1 Gr 2 S

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Gr 2 S

S S Gr 2

S Gr 3

02-Aug-13 03-Aug-13 10-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 23-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 25-Aug-13 25-Aug-13 31-Aug-13 31-Aug-13 31-Aug-13 01-Sep-13 01-Sep-13 02-Sep-13 04-Sep-13 11-Sep-13 13-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 15-Sep-13 20-Sep-13 20-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 22-Sep-13 06-Oct-13 06-Oct-13 12-Oct-13 19-Oct-13 19-Oct-13 19-Oct-13 19-Oct-13 19-Oct-13 25-Oct-13 26-Oct-13 26-Oct-13 02-Nov-13 08-Nov-13 09-Nov-13 09-Nov-13 09-Nov-13 09-Nov-13 09-Nov-13 09-Nov-13 09-Nov-13 09-Nov-13 16-Nov-13 23-Nov-13 23-Nov-13 23-Nov-13 23-Nov-13 23-Nov-13 30-Nov-13 01-Dec-13 07-Dec-13 07-Dec-13 07-Dec-13 15-Dec-13 21-Dec-13 23-Dec-13 28-Dec-13 28-Dec-13 31-Dec-13 31-Dec-13 03-Jan-14 04-Jan-14 01-Feb-14 02-Jun-03

7f (1400m)

$200,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $125,000 $125,000 CAN125,000 CAN200,000+ $250,000 $300,000 $500,000 CAN150,000 €225,000 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000 $50,000 $50,000 $150,000 $150,000 €200,000 $50,000 $50,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $50,000 $400,000 $85,000 $400,000 CAN125,000 €300,000 €350,000 350000 $250,000 $150,000 $125,000 $125,000 $100,000 $150,000 $1,433,000 $150,000 $1,000,000 $75,000 $931,000 $725,000 CAN125,000 $100,000 $125,000 $125,000 $100,000 $100,000 CAN150,000 $75,000 $75,000 $100,000 $100,000 CAN250,000 $50,000 CAN150,000+ $75,000 $100,000 $100,000 $50,000 $50,000 $1,687,000 $100,000 $100,000 $75,000 $75,000 $75,000 $75,000 $125,000 CAN150,000+

3 AWT 3 D 3+ F&M D 3F D 3+ D 3+ FM D 3F D 3 D 2 D 2F D 2 AWT 3+ T 3+ AWT 2F AWT 3+ D 3+ F&M AWT 2F T 2F D 2 D 2 AWT 2 D 2F D 2 F&M T 2 T 2 CF T 3 F OK Bred D 3+C&G OK Bred D 3F D 2 C&G (LA Bred) D 2 F (LA Bred) D 3+ FM D 3F D 3+ D 3F D 3+ AWT 3+ T 2 CF T 2 C&F T 3F AWT 3+ F&M (NY bred) D 2 D 2F D 3+ FM D 2F D 3+ T 3+ D 3+ F&M D 2 D 2 T 2F T 2 AWT 2 D 2 (FL Breds) D 2 F (Fl breds) D 3YO D 3YO F D 3F AWT 3F D 3 D 3+ FM D 3+ D 2F AWT 2 D 3+ F&M AWT 2 C&G D 2YO D 2YO Fillies D 3 D 2F D 3+ T 2 F (ML Bred) D 2 (ML Bred) D 3+ D 3+ D 3F D 3 D 3 D 4+ AWT

1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400

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Furlongs Closing 6.5 30-Jun-13 6.5 13-Nov-13 6.5 30-Nov-13

$75,000 $75,000

7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

25-Jul-13 24-Jul-13 31-Jul-13 14-Aug-13 07-Aug-13 10-Aug-13 10-Aug-13 10-Aug-13 Closed Closed 07-Aug-13 07-Aug-13 15-Aug-13 07-Jun-13 17-Aug-13 14-Aug-13 29-May-13 17-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 07-Jun-13 04-Sep-13 04-Sep-13 04-Sep-13 04-Sep-13 29-May-13 11-Sep-13 11-Sep-13 TBA CLOSED CLOSED 11-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 11-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 04-Sep-13 28-Aug-13 28-Aug-12 30-Jul-13 02-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 11-Oct-13 10-Sep-13 12-Oct-13 22-Oct-13 24-Sep-13 24-Sep-13 23-Oct-13 27-Oct-12 26-Oct-13

30-Oct-13 06-Nov-13 06-Nov-13 CLOSED CLOSED 06-Nov-13 20-Nov-13 13-Nov-13 07-Sep-13

06-Dec-13 11-Dec-13 05-Nov-13

17-Dec-13 17-Dec-13 20-Dec-13 20-Dec-13 17-Jan-14 15-May-13

7.5f (1500m) 3 3F


1500 1500

7.5 7.5

20-Jul-13 20-Jul-13

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Track Louisiana Downs Louisiana Downs Canterbury Remington Park Del Mar Del Mar Remington Park Remington Park Delta Downs Delta Downs Fair Grounds Fair Grounds

Race Name & (Sponsor) Donnie Wilhite Memorial S Sunny’s Halo S Shakopee Juvenile Stakes Red Earth S Oak Tree Juvenile Fillies Oak Tree Juvenile Ladies on the Lawn S Oklahoma Classics Distaff Turf Azalea Pelican Black Gold St Allen Lacombe Memorial H’cap

Breeders Cup


Canterbury Louisiana Downs Saratoga Canterbury Assiniboia Downs Saratoga Saratoga Saratoga Ellis Park Evangeline Downs Prairie Meadows Deauville Niigata River Downs (@ BEU) Del Mar Woodbine Assiniboia Downs Assiniboia Downs Del Mar Saratoga Calder Calder Del Mar Niigata Emerald Downs Woodbine Saratoga Saratoga Del Mar Remington Park Woodbine Del Mar Del Mar Del Mar Leopardstown Arlington Park Arlington Park Churchill Downs Woodbine Kentucky Downs Louisiana Downs Louisiana Downs Nakayama Emerald Downs Emerald Downs Presque Isle Downs Woodbine Woodbine Belmont Park Delaware Park Kentucky Downs Longchamp Woodbine Louisiana Downs Louisiana Downs Northlands Park Assiniboia Downs Newmarket Newmarket Belmont Park Churchill Downs Milan Zia Park Belmont Park Belmont Park Keeneland Keeneland Kyoto Indiana Downs Longchamp Northlands Park Northlands Park Calder Milan

Northbound Pride Oaks Barksdale De La Rose St Mystic Lake Derby Assiniboia Oaks New York Stallion Series - Cab Calloway Division New York Stallion Series - Statue of Liberty Division Fourstardave H’cap Gardenia H’cap Evangeline Mile Prairie Meadows Juvenile Mile Prix Jacques le Marois (Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard) Sekiya Kinen Horizon St Sandy Blue H’cap Ontario Colleen S Distaff St Agassiz St Solana Beach H’cap Riskaverse Lindsay Frolic St Seacliff St Del Mar Mile Niigata Nisai St Longacres Mile H’cap Halton S P.G. Johnson St With Anticipation St El Cajon St Ricks Memorial S Vice Regent S Adoration S Torrey Pines St Yellow Ribbon Handicap Matron St (Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus) Arlington-Washington Lassie Arlington-Washington Futurity Ack Ack H’cap La Prevoyante S Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf Happy Ticket Sunday Silence Keisei Hai Autumn H’cap Chinook Pass Stakes John & Kitty Fletcher St Presque Isle BC Mile Natalma S Summer S Noble Damsel DTHA Governors Day St Franklin-Simpson Mile Prix du Moulin de Longchamp Ricoh Woodbine Mile A L Red Erwin S Elge Rasberry S Alberta Oaks Buffalo St Fillies’ Mile (Shadwell) Sun Chariot St (Kingdom of Bahrain) Kelso H’cap Jefferson Cup Premio Vittorio di Capua Chaves County S Frizette St Foxwoods Champagne First Lady S Shadwell Turf Mile Daily Hai Nisai St Michael G. Schaefer Mile St Prix Marcel Boussac (Total) Freedom of the City St Canadian Juvenile St Frances Genter Gran Criterium



Race Date 03-Aug-13 03-Aug-13 03-Aug-13 23-Aug-13 02-Sep-13 04-Sep-13 29-Sep-13 18-Oct-13 28-Feb-14 01-Mar-14 01-Mar-14 01-Mar-14

7.5f (1500m)

Value Age Surface Metres $50,000 2F T 1500 $50,000 2 T 1500 $100,000 2 T 1500 $50,000 3+ OK Bred T 1500 $100,000 2F T 1500 $100,000 2 T 1500 $50,000 3+ F&M OK Bred T 1500 $130,000 3+ F&M OK Bred T 1500 $100,000 3F D 1500 $100,000 3 D 1500 $75,000 3 T 1500 $75,000 3F T 1500

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Gp 1

03-Aug-13 03-Aug-13 03-Aug-13 03-Aug-13 05-Aug-13 07-Aug-13 08-Aug-13 10-Aug-13 10-Aug-13 10-Aug-13 10-Aug-13 11-Aug-13 11-Aug-13 11-Aug-13 14-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 18-Aug-13 20-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 25-Aug-13 25-Aug-13 25-Aug-13 28-Aug-13 28-Aug-13 29-Aug-13 30-Aug-13 30-Aug-13 01-Sep-13 01-Sep-13 01-Sep-13 02-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 08-Sep-13 08-Sep-13 08-Sep-13 08-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 15-Sep-13 15-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 22-Sep-13 27-Sep-13 28-Sep-13 28-Sep-13 28-Sep-13 29-Sep-13 30-Sep-13 05-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 06-Oct-13 11-Oct-13 12-Oct-13 12-Oct-13 13-Oct-13

$100,000 3F $50,000 3+ $100,000 3 + FM $100,000 3 CAN 50,000 3F $100,000 3 $100,000 3F $500,000 3+ $100,000 3+ FM $125,000 3+ $60,000 2 €600,000 3+ CF $985,000 3+ $50,000 3 $50,000 3F CAN150,000+ 3F CAN 30,000 3+ FM CAN 30,000 3+ C&G $150,000 3+ F&M $100,000 3F $75,000 2F $75,000 2 $200,000 3+ $780,000 2 $200,000 3+ CAN125,000 3+ $100,000 2F $200,000 2 $100,000 3 $50,000 3+ F&M CAN125,000 3 £50,000 3+ F&M $100,000 3F $150,000 3+ FM €190,000 3+ F $100,000 2F $150,000 2 $100,000 3+ CAN125,000 3F $150,000 3+ F&M $100,000 2F $100,000 2 $985,000 3+ $35,000 3 CG WA bred $35,000 3 F WA bred $250,000 3+ CAN200,000+ 2F CAN200,000+ 2 $150,000 3+ F&M $75,000 3+ $150,000 3+ €450,000 3 + CF CAN1,000,000+ 3+ $150,000 3 (LA Bred) $150,000 3 F (LA Bred) CAN 50,000 3F CAN 50,000 2 £170,000 2F £160,000 3+ F $400,000 3+ $100,000 3 €209,000 3+ $55,000 3+ F&M $400,000 2F $400,000 2 $400,000 3+ F&M $600,000 3+ $931,000 2 $100,000 3+ €300,000 2F CAN 50,000 2F CAN 50,000 2 $75,000 3F €209,000 2 C&F

Furlongs 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5

Closing 20-Jul-13 20-Jul-13 25-Jul-13 14-Aug-13 22-Aug-13 29-Aug-13 20-Sep-13 14-Feb-14 14-Feb-14 15-Feb-14 15-Feb-14


1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600

8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

25-Jul-13 20-Jul-13 27-Jul-13 25-Jul-13 24-Jul-13 CLOSED CLOSED 27-Jul-13 27-Jul-13 30-Jul-13 01-Aug-13 24-Jul-13 02-Jul-13 31-Jul-13 09-Aug-12 31-Jul-13 14-May-13 14-May-13 08-Aug-13 23-Aug-13 10-Aug-13 10-Aug-13 15-Aug-13 16-Jul-13 07-Aug-13 21-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 22-Aug-13 21-Aug-13 14-Aug-13 22-Aug-13 22-Aug-13 22-Aug-13 03-Jul-13 28-Aug-13 28-Aug-13 TBA 21-Aug-13 28-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 30-Jul-13

28-Aug-13 28-Aug-13 28-Aug-13 31-Aug-13 02-Sep-13 04-Sep-13 28-Aug-13 28-Aug-13 CLOSED CLOSED 11-Sep-13 CLOSED 23-Jul-13 23-Jul-13 14-Sep-13 TBA 29-Aug-13 21-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 18-Sep-13 18-Sep-13 27-Aug-13 18-Sep-13 28-Aug-13 02-Oct-13 02-Oct-13 28-Sep-13 12-Sep-13

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Track Suffolk Downs Belmont Park Remington Park Ascot Tokyo Indiana Downs Indiana Downs Laurel Park Woodbine Doncaster Delta Downs Zia Park Saint-Cloud Santa Anita Delta Downs Santa Anita Santa Anita Santa Anita Delta Downs Tokyo Mountaineer Belmont Park Belmont Park Laurel Park Tokyo Laurel Park Kyoto Delta Downs Delta Downs Delta Downs Fair Grounds Zia Park Delta Downs Delta Downs Aqueduct Fair Grounds Aqueduct Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Laurel Park Hanshin Fair Grounds Nakayama Remington Park Remington Park Delta Downs Delta Downs Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Delta Downs Fair Grounds Delta Downs Delta Downs Delta Downs Delta Downs Fair Grounds Fair Grounds

Race Name & (Sponsor) John Kirby Pebbles St Oklahoma Classics Turf Queen Elizabeth II St (Quipco) Saudi Arabia Royal Cup Fuji St Indiana Futurity Miss Indiana S Maryland Million Starter H’Cap Bunty Lawless S Trophy (Racing Post) Jean Lafitte New Mexico Classic Cup Rocky Gulch Championship Criterium International Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (GI) Magnolia Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (GI) Breeders’ Cup Mile (GI) Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (GI) Gold Cup Artemis S Mountaineer Mile H’cap Nashua St Tempted St The Geisha Stakes Tokyo Chunichi Sports Hai Musashino St The Jennings H’cap Mile Championship Boyd Gaming’s Delta Princess Louisiana Jewel Louisiana Legacy Mr Sulu New Mexico Eddy County S Treasure Chest Delta Mile Go For Wand Hcap Pago Hop S Cigar Mile H’cap Woodchopper S Magic City Classic S Thirty Eight Go Go Hanshin Juvenile Fillies Louisiana Champions Day Starter H S Asahi Hai Futurity St Useeit S Remington Springboard Mile Eldorado Fremont Lecomte S Silverbulletday S L.A Premier Night Distaff Sarah Lane’s Oates S Lookout B-Connected Gold Coast Borgata Dixie Poker Ace S Crescent City Oaks


Mountaineer Mountaineer Suffolk Downs Suffolk Downs Calder Calder

West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker’s Cup West Virginia Senate President’s Breeders’ Cup St Last Dance St First Episode St Brave Raj St Foolish Pleasure St


Fairmount Park Fairmount Park

Bungalow H Pete Condellone S


Presque Isle Downs


Breeders Cup

Class S S Gp 1 Gr 3 S S R Gp 1 S Gp 1 Gr1 S Gr1 Gr1 Gr1 S

Gr 2 Gr 3 Gr 3 Gr 1 Gr 3 S S S S

Gr 2 Gr 1 S Gr 1 S Gr 1 S R R Gr 3 L S S R R R R S S

Race Date 13-Oct-13 14-Oct-13 18-Oct-13 19-Oct-13 19-Oct-13 19-Oct-13 19-Oct-13 19-Oct-13 20-Oct-13 26-Oct-13 26-Oct-13 27-Oct-13 01-Nov-13 01-Nov-13 01-Nov-13 02-Nov-13 02-Nov-13 02-Nov-13 02-Nov-13 02-Nov-13 02-Nov-13 03-Nov-13 03-Nov-13 09-Nov-13 10-Nov-13 16-Nov-13 17-Nov-13 23-Nov-13 23-Nov-13 23-Nov-13 23-Nov-13 23-Nov-13 23-Nov-13 23-Nov-13 29-Nov-13 29-Nov-13 30-Nov-13 30-Nov-13 07-Dec-13 07-Dec-13 08-Dec-13 14-Dec-13 15-Dec-13 15-Dec-13 15-Dec-13 27-Dec-13 28-Dec-13 18-Jan-14 18-Jan-14 01-Feb-14 15-Feb-14 07-Mar-14 08-Mar-14 14-Mar-14 15-Mar-14 29-Mar-14 29-Mar-14

Value $50,000 $200,000 $130,000 £1,000,000 $985,000 $85,000 $85,000 $50,000 CAN125,000 £200,000 $200,000 $180,000 €250,000 $1,000,000 $100,000 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $100,000 $725,000 $130,000 $200,000 $150,000 $100,000 $911,000 $100,000 $2,600,000 $500,000 $150,000 $150,000 $60,000 $140,000 $150,000 $150,000 $250,000 $75,000 $400,000 $75,000 $50,000 $100,000 $1,687,000 $50,000 $1,832,000 $50,000 $250,000 $65,000 $65,000 $200,000 $125,000 $150,000 $60,000 $70,000 $70,000 475000 $75,000 $60,000 $75,000

8f (1600m) Age Surface Metres 3 1600 3F T 1600 3+ T 1600 3+ T 1600 3+ T 1600 2 C&G D 1600 2 F (IN Bred) D 1600 3+ (MD Sired) D 1600 3+ T 1600 2 C&F T 1600 2 D 1600 3+ D 1600 2 CF T 1600 2F T 1600 3+ F&M D 1600 2 C&G T 1600 3+ T 1600 3+ D 1600 3+ D 1600 2F T 1600 3+ D 1600 2 D 1600 2F D 1600 3+ FM (ML Bred) D 1600 3+ D 1600 3+ (ML Bred) D 1600 3+ T 1600 2F D 1600 2F D 1600 2 C&G D 1600 3+ LA Bred T 1600 2 D 1600 3+ F&M D 1600 3+ D 1600 3+ FM D 1600 3F T 1600 3+ D 1600 3 T 1600 3+ AL Bred D 1600 3+F&M D 1600 2F T 1600 3+ LA Bred D 1600 2 No G T 1600 3 OK Bred D 1600 2 D 1600 3+ F&M D 1600 3+ D 1600 3 D 1600 3F D 1600 4+F&M D 1600 3 F LA Bred T 1600 3+ F&M D 1600 3+ D 1600 4+ F&M D 1600 4+ D 1600 4+ LA Bred T 1600 3 F&M La Bred D 1600

Stakes Schedules now updated monthly – S S

03-Aug-13 03-Aug-13 11-Aug-13 25-Aug-13 14-Sep-13 14-Sep-13

10-Sep-13 10-Sep-13

3+ 3+ FM 3+ 3+ F&M 2F 2


1625 1625 1625 1625 1625 1625

$50,000 $50,000

3+ F&M 3+


1644 1644

3+ F&M




Prairie Meadows Canterbury Canterbury Remington Park Aqueduct Aqueduct

Iowa Breeders’ Oaks Minnesota Derby Minnesota Oaks Oklahoma Classics Distaff East View St Damon Runyon St


Northlands Park Del Mar Woodbine Finger Lakes Prairie Meadows Prairie Meadows

Madamoiselle H Clement L. Hirsch S Seagram Cup S Genesee Valley Breeders’ H’cap Donna Reed Ralph Hayes


03-Aug-13 10-Aug-13 10-Aug-13 18-Oct-13 15-Dec-13 15-Dec-13

F&M Classic

Gr 1 Gr 3 S S S

02-Oct-13 13-Aug-13 11-Oct-13 14-Oct-13 16-Oct-13 22-Oct-13 18-Oct-13 22-Oct-13 22-Oct-13 22-Oct-13 18-Oct-13 24-Sep-13 21-Oct-13 19-Oct-13 19-Oct-13 24-Sep-13 01-Oct-13 26-Oct-13 08-Nov-13 08-Nov-13 09-Nov-13 12-Nov-13 06-Nov-13 06-Nov-13 16-Nov-13 16-Nov-13 16-Nov-13 16-Nov-13 06-Nov-13 22-Oct-13 01-Nov-13 05-Nov-13 06-Dec-13 06-Dec-13 13-Dec-13 13-Dec-13 04-Jan-14 04-Jan-14 17-Jan-14 01-Feb-14 21-Feb-14 21-Feb-14 28-Feb-14 28-Feb-14 15-Mar-14 15-Mar-14

8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1

22-Jul-13 22-Jul-13

31-Aug-13 31-Aug-13

8.18 8.18

31-Aug-13 31-Aug-13

$75,000 3 F (IA bred) $75,000 3 CG $75,000 3F $145,000 3+ F&M OK Bred $80,000 2 F N.Y. Bred $75,000 2 (NY Bred)



8.25f (1664m) D D D D D D

1664 1664 1664 1664 1664 1664

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8.2f (1650m)

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8.18f (1644m)

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8.1f (1625m)

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Furlongs 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8

8.25 8.25 8.25 8.25 8.25 8.25

01-Apr-13 01-Apr-13 30-Nov-13 30-Nov-13

8.5f (1700m)

CAN 50,000 3+ F&M D $300,000 3+ F&M AWT CAN150,000+ 3+ AWT $50,000 3+ D $85,000 4+ F&M (IA Bred) D $85,000 4+ C&G (IA Bred) D

1700 1700 1700 1700 1700 1700

8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5

24-Jul-13 25-Jul-13 17-Jul-13 20-Jul-13 25-Jul-13 25-Jul-12

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Track Northlands Park Louisiana Downs Mountaineer Woodbine Hastings Racecourse Hastings Racecourse Saratoga Del Mar Monmouth Park Presque Isle Downs River Downs (@ BEU) Saratoga Saratoga Northlands Park Louisiana Downs Louisiana Downs Louisiana Downs Louisiana Downs Northlands Park Northlands Park Arlington Park Remington Park Hastings Racecourse Hastings Racecourse Hakodate Saratoga Finger Lakes Monmouth Park Monmouth Park Woodbine Woodbine Del Mar Ruidoso Downs Canterbury Canterbury Parx Racing Golden Gate Fields Ellis Park Ruidoso Downs Churchill Downs Churchill Downs Delaware Park Fairplex Park Parx Racing Parx Racing Churchill Downs Louisiana Downs Louisiana Downs Emerald Downs Emerald Downs Delaware Park Finger Lakes Calder Calder Monmouth Park Monmouth Park Parx Racing Northlands Park Northlands Park Northlands Park Parx Racing Woodbine Fairplex Park Fairplex Park Laurel Park Santa Anita Santa Anita Santa Anita Woodbine Emerald Downs Hastings Racecourse Hastings Racecourse Hastings Racecourse Remington Park Remington Park Keeneland Keeneland Woodbine Indiana Downs Indiana Downs Indiana Downs Indiana Downs Indiana Downs Indiana Downs Indiana Downs Delaware Park Woodbine

Race Name & (Sponsor) Fred Jones S Super Derby Prelude West Virginia Governor’s St Eternal Search S British Columbia Cup Dogwood St British Columbia Cup Stellar’s Jay St Waya St La Jolla H’cap Monmouth Oaks Malvern Rose S Vivacious St West Point H’cap Yaddo H’cap Sonoma St Louisiana Cup Derby Louisiana Cup Oaks Louisiana Cup Distaff (Walmac Farms) Louisiana Cup Turf Classic Westerner St City of Edmonton Distaff St Hatoof Governor’s Cup Richmond Derby Trial Hong Kong Jockey Club H’cap Elm St Ballston Spa New York Oaks Cliff Hanger St The Ladys Secret St Algoma S Elgin S Harry F. Brubaker H’cap Ruidoso Downs Thoroughbred Derby MN Classic Championship MN Distaff Classic Championship Smarty Jones Rolling Green Cliff Guilliams H Ruidoso Downs Championship Pocahontas St Iroquois St Kent BC St E B Johnston S Mrs. Penny St Roanoke S Locust Grove River Cities Unbridled Hcap Belle Roberts H’cap Muckleshoot Tribal Classic George Rosenberger St Jack Betta Be Rite H’cap Judy’s Red Shoes (Fl Stall’ St elig’ ‘11 pref) Needles S Jersey Girl H’cap Charles Hesse H’cap Cotillion St Breeders’ H’cap Fall Classic Distaff Beaufort St Alphabet Soup H’cap La Lorgnette S Pomona Derby Las Madrinas H The Lady Baltimore Stakes The Frontrunner Stakes (Norfolk Stakes) (Prov race date) The Zenyatta St (Lady’s Secret) (Prov race date) The Chandelier St (Oak Leaf S) (Prov race date) Classy ‘n Smart S Gottstein Futurity CTHS Sales (AlwS) CTHS Sales CTHS Sales Remington Green S Remington Park Oaks Darley Alcibiades S Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity Mazarine BC S Mari Hulman George S The Richmond S Gus Grissom S Indiana Derby Hoosier Breeders Sophomore S Indiana Oaks Hoosier Breeders Sophomore S Barbaro St Grey BC S

100 ISSUE 29

Breeders Cup


R S S Gr 2 Gr 3 S S S S S S S S

G3 Gr 2 S Gr 3 R R R S S S Gr 3 S

Juv F Juv

Gr 2 Gr 3 Gr 3 S S S


Gr 1 S S S S

Juv F&M Classic Juv F

Juv F Juv

Gr 1 Gr 1 Gr 1 R R S

Gr 1 Gr 1 Gr 3 S S S S S S S Gr 3

Race Date 03-Aug-13 03-Aug-13 03-Aug-13 05-Aug-13 05-Aug-13 05-Aug-13 05-Aug-13 10-Aug-13 10-Aug-13 11-Aug-13 11-Aug-13 15-Aug-13 16-Aug-13 16-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 18-Aug-13 18-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 25-Aug-13 25-Aug-13 28-Aug-13 28-Aug-13 31-Aug-13 31-Aug-13 01-Sep-13 01-Sep-13 02-Sep-13 02-Sep-13 02-Sep-13 02-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 08-Sep-13 08-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 28-Sep-13 28-Sep-13 28-Sep-13 29-Sep-13 29-Sep-13 29-Sep-13 29-Sep-13 29-Sep-13 29-Sep-13 29-Sep-13 04-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 06-Oct-13

Value CAN 50,000 $100,000 $200,000 CAN125,000 CAN 50,000 CAN 50,000 $100,000 $150,000 $150,000 $75,000 $50,000 $150,000 $150,000 CAN 50,000 $75,000 $75,000 $100,000 $100,000 CAN 50,000 CAN 75,000 $75,000 $175,000 CAN 50,000 CAN 50,000 $911,000 $250,000 $75,000 $100,000 $75,000 CAN125,000 CAN125,000 $50,000 $50,000 $55,000 $50,000 $350,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 $150,000 $150,000 $200,000 $50,000 $75,000 $75,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $35,000 $50,000 $75,000 $50,000 $75,000 $75,000 $600,000 $60,000 $1,000,000 CAN 50,000 CAN 50,000 CAN 50,000 $75,000 CAN125,000 $50,000 $50,000 $100,000 $250,000 $250,000 $250,000 CAN125,000 $75,000 CAN 50,000 CAN 50,000 CAN 50,000 $100,000 $200,000 $400,000 $400,000 CAN150,000 $100,000 $85,000 $85,000 $500,000 $85,000 $200,000 $85,000 $100,000 CAN150,000

8.5f (1700m) Age Surface Metres 3+ D 1700 3 T 1700 3+ D 1700 3F AWT 1700 3F D 1700 3 CG D 1700 3+ FM T 1700 3 T 1700 3F D 1700 3F AWT 1700 3+ FM D 1700 3+ (NY bred) T 1700 3+ FM (NY bred) T 1700 3F D 1700 3 (LA Bred) D 1700 3 F (LA Bred) D 1700 3+ F&M (LA Bred) T 1700 3+ T 1700 3+ D 1700 3+ F&M D 1700 3F T 1700 3+ D 1700 3 D 1700 3F D 1700 3+ D 1700 3+ FM T 1700 3F D 1700 3+ T 1700 3+FM D 1700 3+ F&M AWT 1700 3+ C&G AWT 1700 3+ T 1700 3 D 1700 3+ D 1700 3+ FM D 1700 3 D 1700 3+ T 1700 3+ T 1700 3+ D 1700 2F D 1700 2 D 1700 3 T 1700 3+ F&M D 1700 3+ FM T 1700 3+ D 1700 3+ F&M D 1700 3+ F&M T 1700 3+ T 1700 3+ FM WA bred D 1700 3+ WA Bred D 1700 3+ FM T 1700 3+ FM D 1700 3F T 1700 3 T 1700 3+ FM D 1700 3+ D 1700 3F D 1700 3+ D 1700 3+ F&M D 1700 3 D 1700 3+ T 1700 3F AWT 1700 3+ D 1700 3+ F&M D 1700 3+FM T 1700 2 D 1700 3+ F&M D 1700 2F D 1700 3+ F&M AWT 1700 2 WA D 1700 3F D 1700 3 CG D 1700 3F D 1700 3+ T 1700 3F D 1700 2F AWT 1700 2 AWT 1700 2F AWT 1700 3+ F&M D 1700 3+ F&M D 1700 3+ C&G D 1700 3 D 1700 3 D 1700 3F D 1700 3F D 1700 3 D 1700 2 AWT 1700

Furlongs 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5

Closing 24-Jul-13 20-Jul-13 22-Jul-13 17-Jul-13 27-Jul-13 27-Jul-13 29-Jul-13 01-Aug-13 27-Jul-13 31-Jul-13 31-Jul-13 03-Aug-13 03-Aug-13 07-Aug-13 03-Aug-13 03-Aug-13 03-Aug-13 03-Aug-13 07-Aug-13 07-Aug-13 07-Aug-13 08-Aug-13 10-Aug-13 10-Aug-13 16-Jul-13 10-Aug-13 10-Aug-13 11-Aug-13 16-Aug-13 07-Aug-13 07-Aug-13 22-Aug-13 03-Aug-13 22-Aug-13 22-Aug-13 05-Aug-13 22-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 TBA TBA 26-Aug-13 31-Aug-13 20-Jul-13 20-Jul-13 TBA 24-Aug-13 24-Aug-13

02-Sep-13 31-Aug-13 31-Aug-13 31-Aug-13 06-Sep-13 06-Sep-13 06-Jul-13 11-Sep-13 11-Sep-13 11-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 04-Sep-13 11-Sep-13 11-Sep-13 TBA TBA TBA 11-Sep-13 24-Mar-13 24-Mar-13 24-Mar-13 20-Sep-13 20-Sep-13 18-Sep-13 18-Sep-13 18-Sep-13 18-Sep-13 25-Sep-13 25-Sep-13 18-Sep-13 18-Sep-13 18-Sep-13 25-Sep-13 23-Sep-13 18-Sep-13

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Track Keeneland Keeneland Calder Calder Belmont Park Parx Racing Hastings Racecourse Hastings Racecourse Northlands Park Northlands Park Keeneland Remington Park Belmont Park Belmont Park Indiana Downs Indiana Downs Woodbine Belmont Park Santa Anita Santa Anita Woodbine Zia Park Calder Calder Calder Laurel Park Woodbine Delta Downs Beulah Park Zia Park Zia Park Woodbine Penn National Woodbine Woodbine Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Aqueduct Fair Grounds Delta Downs Delta Downs Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Canterbury

Race Name & (Sponsor) Bourbon S JP Morgan Chase Jessamine S Florida Stallion St - My Dear Girl Division Florida Stallion St - In Reality Division Athenia First Responder Ascot Graduation St Fantasy St Duchess of York St Harvest Gold Plate Pin Oak Valley View Oklahoma Classics Cup Mohawk St Ticonderoga H’cap Francis Slocum S Too Much Coffee S Cup and Saucer S Turnback the Alarm Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (GI) Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) Princess Elizabeth S Veterans S Arthur I Appleton Juvenile Turf Elmer Heubeck Distaff H’cap John Franks Juvenile Fillies Turf Japan Racing Association Autumn S $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot Bobbie Bricker Memorial H’cap Zia Park Oaks Zia Park Derby South Ocean S The Swatara Kingarvie S Display S Louisiana Champions Day Ladies S Louisiana Champions Day Turf S Tenacious H Blushing K.D. H Buddy Diliberto Memorial H Alex M. Robb H’cap Col. E.R Bradley Hcp L.A Premier Night Gentlemen Starter L.A Premier Night Championship Gentilly S Risen Star S Rachel Alexandra St Mineshaft H’cap Bayou H’cap Star Guitar St New Orleans Ladies St Red Camelia St Fair Grounds Oaks Crescent City Derby HBPA Distaff


Saratoga Mountaineer Niigata Hastings Racecourse Hastings Racecourse Assiniboia Downs Saratoga Emerald Downs Del Mar Emerald Downs Del Mar Monmouth Park Saratoga Monmouth Park Emerald Downs Saratoga Remington Park Saratoga Saratoga Hakodate Saratoga Saratoga Monmouth Park Del Mar Assiniboia Downs Louisiana Downs Hastings Racecourse Hastings Racecourse Hastings Racecourse Hastings Racecourse

Whitney H’cap West Virginia Derby Leopard St British Columbia Cup Classic H’cap British Columbia Cup Distaff H’cap Manitoba Derby National Museum Racing Hall of Fame St Washington Oaks John C. Mabee H’cap Emerald Downs Derby Del Mar Oaks Restoration St Woodford Reserve Lake Placid Philip H. Iselin St Emerald Distaff Albany St Edward J DeBartolo Memorial Personal Ensign Inv St Saratoga Dew St Sapporo Nisai St The Woodward Bernard Baruch H’cap Twin Light St Del Mar Derby Matron Breeders’ Cup St Super Derby British Columbia Derby Delta Colleen H’cap British Columbia Breeders’ Cup Oaks SW Randall Plate H’cap

Breeders Cup Juv Turf Juv F Turf

Class Gr 3 Gr 3 R R

Gr 3 S S S S S R Gr 3 Gr1 Gr1 R S S S Gr 2 Gr 3 R


S Gr 3 S S S Gr 2 Gr 3 Gr 3 S L S Gr 2 S

Race Date 06-Oct-13 10-Oct-13 12-Oct-13 12-Oct-13 12-Oct-13 12-Oct-13 14-Oct-13 14-Oct-13 14-Oct-13 14-Oct-13 18-Oct-13 18-Oct-13 19-Oct-13 19-Oct-13 19-Oct-13 19-Oct-13 20-Oct-13 26-Oct-13 01-Nov-13 02-Nov-13 02-Nov-13 04-Nov-13 09-Nov-13 09-Nov-13 09-Nov-13 09-Nov-13 10-Nov-13 23-Nov-13 23-Nov-13 23-Nov-13 23-Nov-13 24-Nov-13 27-Nov-13 07-Dec-13 08-Dec-13 14-Dec-13 14-Dec-13 21-Dec-13 21-Dec-13 21-Dec-13 28-Dec-13 18-Jan-14 01-Feb-14 01-Feb-14 15-Feb-14 22-Feb-14 22-Feb-14 22-Feb-14 22-Feb-14 01-Mar-14 08-Mar-14 22-Mar-14 29-Mar-14 29-Mar-14 17-Aug-14

8.5f (1700m)

Value Age Surface Metres $100,000 2 T 1700 $150,000 2F T 1700 $300,000 2F D 1700 $300,000 2 D 1700 $150,000 3+ F&M T 1700 $75,000 3+ T 1700 CAN 75,000 2 D 1700 CAN 75,000 2F D 1700 CAN 50,000 3+ F&M D 1700 CAN 50,000 3+ D 1700 $150,000 3F T 1700 $175,000 3+ OK Bred D 1700 $175,000 3+ (NY bred) T 1700 $175,0003+ F&M (NY bred)T 1700 $150,000 3+ F&M (IN Bred) D 1700 $150,000 3+(IN Bred) D 1700 CAN250,000 2 T 1700 $150,000 3+ F&M D 1700 $2,000,000 2F D 1700 $2,000,000 2 C&G D 1700 CAN250,000 2F AWT 1700 $55,000 3+ D 1700 $100,000 2 (FL Bred) T 1700 $150,000 3+ FM (FL Bred) D 1700 $100,000 2 F (FL Bred) T 1700 $100,000 3 & Up T 1700 CAN150,000+ 3+ AWT 1700 $1,000,000 2 D 1700 $50,000 3+ FM (OH Acc) D 1700 $300,000 3F D 1700 $200,000 3 D 1700 CAN125,000 2F AWT 1700 $150,000 3+ D 1700 CAN125,000 2 AWT 1700 CAN125,000 2 AWT 1700 $100,000 3+ F&M LA Bred D 1700 $100,000 3+LA Bred T 1700 $75,000 3+ D 1700 $75,000 3+ F&M T 1700 $75,000 3+ T 1700 $80,000 3+ (NY Bred) D 1700 $125,000 4+ T 1700 $65,000 4+ D 1700 $200,000 4+ D 1700 $60,000 3 LA Bred T 1700 $400,000 3 D 1700 $200,000 3F D 1700 $150,000 4+ D 1700 $75,000 4+ FM T 1700 $60,000 4+ LA Bred D 1700 $150,000 4+ FM D 1700 $60,000 4+ FM La Bred T 1700 $500,000 3F D 1700 $75,000 3 La Bred D 1700 $50,000 3+FM T 1700

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03-Aug-13 03-Aug-13 04-Aug-13 05-Aug-13 05-Aug-13 05-Aug-13 09-Aug-13 10-Aug-13 11-Aug-13 11-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 18-Aug-13 18-Aug-13 18-Aug-13 21-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 25-Aug-13 26-Aug-13 31-Aug-13 31-Aug-13 31-Aug-13 31-Aug-13 01-Sep-13 02-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 08-Sep-13 08-Sep-13 08-Sep-13 08-Sep-13

Furlongs 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5

Closing 18-Sep-13 25-Sep-13 CLOSED CLOSED 28-Sep-13 28-Sep-13 24-Mar-13 24-Mar-13 05-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 02-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 09-Oct-13 09-Oct-13 02-Oct-13 12-Oct-13 22-Oct-13 22-Oct-13 16-Oct-13 23-Oct-13 26-Oct-13 26-Oct-13 26-Oct-13 23-Oct-13 26-Oct-13 13-Nov-13 12-Nov-13 12-Nov-13 06-Nov-13 15-Nov-13 20-Nov-13 20-Nov-13 01-Nov-13 01-Nov-13 07-Dec-13 07-Dec-13 07-Dec-13 14-Dec-13 04-Jan-14 17-Jan-14 17-Jan-14 01-Feb-14 08-Feb-14 08-Feb-14 08-Feb-14 08-Feb-14 15-Feb-14 22-Feb-14 08-Mar-14 15-Mar-14 15-Mar-14 08-Aug-13

8.5f (1700m) $750,000 3+ $750,000 3 $1,040,000 3 CAN 50,000 3+ CAN 50,000 3+FM CAN 75,000 3 $200,000 3 $65,000 3F $250,000 3+ F&M $65,000 3 $300,000 3F $60,000 3 $200,000 3F $150,000 3+ $65,000 3+ FM $150,000 3 (NY bred) $75,000 3+ $600,000 3+ FM $100,000 3+ FM (NY bred) $780,000 2 $750,000 3+ $250,000 3+ $60,000 3F $300,000 3 CAN 50,000 3+ FM $500,000 3 CAN 150,000 3 CAN 50,000 FM CAN 100K 3F CAN 50,000 3+


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9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9

20-Jul-13 22-Jul-13 18-Jun-13 27-Jul-13 27-Jul-13 24-Jul-13 27-Jul-13 01-Aug-13 08-Aug-13 09-Aug-13 03-Aug-13 04-Aug-13 10-Aug-13 15-Aug-13 10-Aug-13 19-Aug-13 16-Jul-13 17-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 23-Aug-13 22-Aug-13 13-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 15-Jun-13 31-Aug-13 15-Jun-13 31-Aug-13

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Track Assiniboia Downs Belmont Park Arlington Park Assiniboia Downs Parx Racing Woodbine Hanshin Woodbine Belmont Park Belmont Park Remington Park Parx Racing Parx Racing Fairplex Park Belmont Park Santa Anita Churchill Downs Aqueduct Belmont Park Keeneland Tokyo Woodbine Keeneland Belmont Park Woodbine Calder Tokyo Hastings Racecourse Belmont Park Laurel Park Laurel Park Keeneland Santa Anita Kyoto Beulah Park Calder Calder Charles Town Tokyo Charles Town Woodbine Zia Park Aqueduct Aqueduct Hanshin Hanshin Calder Calder Calder Laurel Park Aqueduct Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Fair Grounds Fair Grounds

Race Name & (Sponsor) J.W. Sifton St Garden City St Pucker Up St Gold Cup PTHA President’s Cup Canadian S Kansai Telecasting Corp Sho Rose St Ontario Derby Ashley T Cole H’cap John Hettinger Oklahoma Derby Pennsylvania Derby Soul Starter Handicap Ralph M Hinds Pomona H Beldame Invitational The Awesome Again St (Goodwood St) (Prov race date) Homecoming Classic Discovery Jamaica H’cap Juddmonte Spinster S Mainichi Okan Durham Cup S Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup S (by invitation only) Knickerbocker Carotene S Tropical Park Derby Fuchu Himba St Ballerina Breeders’ Cup St Empire Classic H’cap Maryland Million Turf Maryland Million Ladies Fayette S Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (GI) Miyako St Ruff/Kirchberg Memorial St Bonnie Heath Turf Cup Carl G Rose Classic My Sister Pearl Tokyo Sports Hai Nisai St A Huevo St Coronation Futurity Zia Park Distance Championship Demoiselle St Remsen St Japan Cup Dirt Asahi Challenge Cup My Charmer H’cap Fred W Hooper H’cap Tropical Turf H’cap Broad Brush Queens County H’cap Louisiana Champions Day Classic S Fair Grounds H’cap Louisiana Derby Mervin H Muniz Jr Memorial New Orleans H


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Class R Gr 1 Gr 3 R Gr 2 Gr 2 Gr 3 S Gr 3 Gr 2

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F&M Classic

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Gr 2 Gr 1 Gr 3 R S S S Gr 3 S R Gr 2 Gr 2 Gr 1 Gr 3 Gr 3 Gr 3 Gr 3 Gr 3 S Gr 3 Gr 2 Gr 2 Gr 2

Race Date 13-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 15-Sep-13 15-Sep-13 15-Sep-13 15-Sep-13 15-Sep-13 20-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 22-Sep-13 28-Sep-13 28-Sep-13 28-Sep-13 02-Oct-13 05-Oct-13 06-Oct-13 06-Oct-13 06-Oct-13 12-Oct-13 12-Oct-13 12-Oct-13 12-Oct-13 14-Oct-13 14-Oct-13 19-Oct-13 19-Oct-13 19-Oct-13 26-Oct-13 01-Nov-13 03-Nov-13 09-Nov-13 09-Nov-13 09-Nov-13 09-Nov-13 16-Nov-13 16-Nov-13 17-Nov-13 23-Nov-13 30-Nov-13 30-Nov-13 01-Dec-13 07-Dec-13 07-Dec-13 07-Dec-13 07-Dec-13 07-Dec-13 14-Dec-13 14-Dec-13 22-Feb-14 29-Mar-14 29-Mar-14 29-Mar-14

8.5f (1700m)

Value Age Surface Metres CAN 50,000 3 C&G D 1800 $300,000 3F T 1800 $175,000 3F T 1800 CAN 50,000 3+ D 1800 $250,000 3+ T 1800 CAN300,000+ 3+ F&M T 1800 $1,306,000 3F T 1800 CAN150,000+ 3 AWT 1800 $150,000 3+ (NY bred) T 1800 $150,000 3+ F&M T 1800 $400,000 3 D 1800 $1,000,000 3 D 1800 $75,000 3+ T 1800 $100,000 3+ D 1800 $400,000 3+ F&M D 1800 $250,000 3+ D 1800 $175,000 3+ D 1800 $150,000 3 D 1800 $400,000 3 T 1800 $500,000 3+ F&M AWT 1800 $1,560,000 3+ T 1800 CAN150,000+ 3+ AWT 1800 $400,000 3F T 1800 $150,000 3+ T 1800 CAN150,000 3F T 1800 $75,000 3 T 1800 $1,324,000 3+ FM T 1800 CAN 100,000 3+FM D 1800 $250,000 3+ (NY bred) D 1800 $125,000 3+ T 1800 $125,000 3+ FM(MD SIred) T 1800 $150,000 3+ AWT 1800 $2,000,000 3+ F&M D 1800 $911,000 3+ D 1800 $50,000 3+ (OH Acc) D 1800 $125,000 3+ (FL Bred) T 1800 $150,000 3+ (FL Bred) D 1800 $50,000 3+ F&M D 1800 $834,000 2 T 1800 $50,000 3+ D 1800 CAN250,000 2 AWT 1800 $150,000 3+ D 1800 $250,000 2F D 1800 $250,000 2 D 1800 $3,392,000 3+ D 1800 $1,040,000 3+ T 1800 $100,000 3+ FM T 1800 $100,000 3+ D 1800 $100,000 3+ T 1800 $100,000 3+ D 1800 $80,000 3+ D 1800 $150,000 3+ LA Bred D 1800 $150,000 4+ T 1800 $1,000,000 3 D 1800 $400,000 4+ T 1800 $400,000 4+ D 1800

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1900 1900 1900

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04-Aug-13 04-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 18-Aug-13 18-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 25-Aug-13 01-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 28-Sep-13 28-Sep-13 28-Sep-13 28-Sep-13 06-Oct-13 19-Oct-13 27-Oct-13 27-Oct-13 27-Oct-13

28-Sep-13 25-Sep-13 28-Sep-13 27-Aug-13 05-Oct-13 05-Oct-13

09-Oct-13 22-Oct-13 24-Sep-13 30-Oct-13 26-Oct-13 26-Oct-13 30-Oct-13 08-Oct-13 06-Nov-13 30-Oct-13 12-Nov-13 16-Nov-13 16-Nov-13 08-Oct-13 22-Oct-13 23-Nov-13 23-Nov-13 23-Nov-13 30-Nov-13 01-Nov-13 08-Feb-14 15-Mar-14 15-Mar-14 15-Mar-14

20-Apr-13 21-Aug-13 17-Aug-13

9f (1800m)

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Closing 14-May-13 31-Aug-13 04-Sep-13 04-Sep-13 31-Aug-13 28-Aug-13 30-Jul-13 28-Aug-13 31-Aug-13 31-Aug-13 20-Sep-13 06-Jul-13 31-Aug-13 14-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 TBA TBA 19-Oct-13 21-Sep-13 18-Sep-13 27-Aug-13 18-Sep-13

9f (1800m)

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Furlongs 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9

$1,040,000 CAN250,000 $1,000,000 $400,000 $500,000 $600,000 $1,687,000 €250,000 $1,000,000 $300,000 $1,040,000 €750,000 $1,000,000 $600,000 $911,000 €400,000 £1,300,000 €209,000 CAN500,000 $3,437,000


9.25f (1850m) 3+ 3F 3+ 3+ 3yo 3F 3+ 4+ F 3 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+ F&M 3+ FM 3+ 3+ F 3+ 3+ F 3+ F&M 3+


2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000

10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

18-Jun-13 17-Jul-13 20-Apr-13 20-Apr-13 13-Apr-13 03-Aug-13 02-Jul-13 31-Jul-13 10-Aug-13 15-Aug-13 16-Jul-13 22-May-13 14-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 TBA 13-Aug-13 28-Aug-13 06-Oct-13 26-Sep-13 09-Oct-13 10-Sep-13

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STAKES SCHEDULES Stakes Schedules now updated monthly – Country USA CAN USA ITY FR JPN JPN JPN JPN

Track Santa Anita Woodbine Santa Anita Rome Saint-Cloud Fukushima Chukyo Chukyo Hanshin

Race Name & (Sponsor) Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (GI) Maple Leaf S Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) Premier Roma Criterium de Saint-Cloud Fukushima Kinen Kinko Sho Aichi Hai Radio Nikkei Hai Nisai St



International St (Juddmonte)


Kentucky Downs

Kentucky Downs Ladies Marathon

Breeders Cup

Class Gr1 Gr 3 Gr1 Gp 1 Gp 1 Gr 3 Gr 2 Gr 3 Gr 3

Race Date 01-Nov-13 02-Nov-13 02-Nov-13 03-Nov-13 09-Nov-13 17-Nov-13 30-Nov-13 14-Dec-13 21-Dec-13

Value $2,000,000 CAN150,000 $5,000,000 €209,000 €250,000 $1,040,000 $1,560,000 $911,000 $834,000

10f (2000m)

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Henkel Preis der Diana German Oaks British Columbia Cup Endurance (BC Bred) Canadian Derby Sky Classic S CTT & Thoroughbred Owners of California H’cap Del Mar H’cap Omnibus St Glens Falls H’cap Speed to Spare St Bowling Green H’cap RF Radio Nippon Sho St Lite Kinen Sankei Sho All Comers BC Premier’s H’cap Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup Red Smith


Munich Saratoga Woodbine York Baden-Baden Parx Racing Kentucky Downs Longchamp Woodbine Laurel Park Cologne Hanshin Belmont Park Longchamp Kyoto Keeneland Milan Keeneland Woodbine Santa Anita Aqueduct Tokyo Calder Calder

Grosser Pries Von Bayern Sword Dancer Invitational St Breeders’ S Yorkshire Oaks (Darley) Longines Grosser Preis von Baden Greenwood Cup Kentucky Turf Cup Prix Vermeille (Qatar) Northern Dancer BC Turf The Laurel Turf Cup Preis von Europa Kobe Shimbun Hai Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational St Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Qatar) Kyoto Daishoten Sycamore Gran Premio del Jockey Club e Coppa d’Oro Rood & Riddle Dowager Pattison Canadian International Breeders’ Cup Turf (GI) Long Island Japan Cup WL McKnight H’cap La Prevoyante H’cap


Tokyo Nakayama

Copa Republica Argentina Arima Kinen (The Grand Prix)


Curragh Santa Anita Woodbine

St Leger (Irish) Breeders’ Cup Marathon (GII) Valedictory S



St Leger (Ladbrokes)

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Gr 2 Gr 3 Gr 2 Gr 2 Gr 2 Gr 3 Gr 1 Gr 2

€400,000 CAN 22,000 CAN 200,000 CAN200,000 $50,000 $200,000 $60,000 $150,000 CAN 100,000 $200,000 $1,354,000 $1,560,000 CAN 100,000 $2,352,000 $200,000

04-Aug-13 05-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 18-Aug-13 23-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 24-Aug-13 02-Sep-13 02-Sep-13 07-Sep-13 16-Sep-13 22-Sep-13 14-Oct-13 10-Nov-13 16-Nov-13

F&M Turf Turf


Gp 1 Gr 2 Gr 1 Gp 1 Gr 2 Gr 3 Gp 1 L Gr 1 Gr1 Gr 3 Gr 1 Gr 2 Gr 3

11-Aug-13 17-Aug-13 18-Aug-13 22-Aug-13 01-Sep-13 02-Sep-13 14-Sep-13 15-Sep-13 15-Sep-13 21-Sep-13 22-Sep-13 22-Sep-13 28-Sep-13 06-Oct-13 06-Oct-13 17-Oct-13 20-Oct-13 20-Oct-13 27-Oct-13 02-Nov-13 09-Nov-13 24-Nov-13 28-Dec-13 28-Dec-13

3F 3+ 3 3+ 3+ F&M 3+ 3+ FM 3+ FM 3+ 3+ 3 3+ 3+ 3+ FM 3+


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03-Nov-13 22-Dec-13

3+ 3+ 3 3+ F 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+ F 3+ 3 3+ 3 No G 3+ 3+ CF 3+ 3+ 3+ 3+ F&M 3+ 3+ 3+ FM 3+ 3+ 3+ FM


2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400

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Prix du Cadran (Qatar)

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21-May-13 03-Aug-13 25-Jun-13 11-Jun-13 05-Aug-13 04-Sep-13 28-Aug-13 28-Aug-13 02-Jul-13 13-Aug-13 14-Sep-13 15-May-13 27-Aug-13 02-Oct-13 19-Sep-13 02-Oct-13 09-Oct-13 22-Oct-13 26-Oct-13 08-Oct-13 14-Dec-13 14-Dec-13

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24-Sep-13 05-Nov-13

14 14 14

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12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

15.5f (3100m)

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14.6f (2920m) £600,000

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T’S A high stakes game these days, especially for those players aiming at the NCAA Division 1 colleges. The cost to play on a team like Joe’s can run a kid $5,000 for an eight-week season – travel not included! Parents, naturally, foot the bill, and they can get pretty demanding in exchange. After all, they’ve paid tens of thousands of dollars over the years to get their children to this point in their careers. They expect to win, which means they expect their son to get high-level exposure at the showcase tournaments so that junior can land a scholarship offer from a college coach. Or maybe attract the attention of Major League Baseball scouts on the lookout for players for next summer’s MLB amateur player draft. Did you know that a kid taken in the first round of the draft can land a signing bonus in the millions? Managing players and parents can get tricky for coaches like Joe. Baseball at this level is so highly competitive that the pressures of playing against top competition can corrupt the body and the mind. Tommy John surgery, or UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) reconstruction, is performed more now than ever before on youth pitchers. You’ve seen news reports on this, and you’ve been told why: kids are pitching too much and throwing too hard too early in their careers. The rise in injuries and the attendant publicity has given the youth sports business a black eye with the general populace. “A coach told me three of his four pitchers this year are having Tommy John,” Joe said. “These kids, 16, 17, throwing high 80s [miles per hour] and low 90s, you’ve got to manage them carefully.” Joe said high school athletes are bigger now, get into weight programs earlier, are on better nutrition programs, but they are still kids who haven’t matured physically enough on the inside. Joe’s the type of coach – and there are plenty like him around – who plays to win, but not at all costs. Recently he was ahead

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Let’s hear it for the regular Joes My friend Joe Banks – I’m using an alias to protect his identity – is one of the good guys. A former professional baseball player (minor league), Joe coaches a high-level summer baseball travel team for high school juniors with college baseball aspirations. 3-1 in an important game with an inning to go and could have called upon his closer – his best and hardest-throwing pitcher – to end the contest. Instead he used someone else because the closer had pitched the day before, and Joe wasn’t about to squeeze the lemon dry and risk injury. But he paid the price. His team lost with two out in the last inning, to the chagrin of some of the parents who were vowing to move their kids off Joe’s team to another coach “who knows how to win.” You’ve seen these Type A parents in the news, too. Some are more morally bankrupt than others. Joe’s eyes roll when he speaks of them. Joe likes to tell of the dad who had his son on steroids – with the backing of the kid’s coach – so he could dominate his competition and attract the interest of

“Performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) have given baseball a bad name, yes, but Joe has a surprising take on this. He thinks the heavy media attention to PEDs and cheaters has distorted a truer picture of the game”

professional clubs. “He was a big, strapping kid, at 200 pounds, easy, when I saw him play,” Joe recalled. “Hit the ball hard. He got drafted, yeah, but guess what? They had to get him off the juice before he became a pro, because they test for drugs in the MLB. “Well, I heard he’d turned into the incredible shrinking man; he’s at 170 now after he got off the ’roids, and he’s not hitting anymore. Plenty of people noticed.” Performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) have given baseball a bad name, yes, but Joe has a surprising take on this. He thinks the heavy media attention to PEDs and cheaters has distorted a truer picture of the game. “Look, the press magnified the bad stuff in the game once, because they needed to, to bring attention to what’s bad so that changes could be made for the good. At the MLB level, there’s drug testing now. “For kids, we set pitch limits to save their arms, and we educate them on the dangers of using steroids. But let’s face it, we all enjoy hanging over the back fence and gossiping. ’Roids. Crazy dads. Tommy John. It sells papers. So the stories continue. But you know what gets lost in the conversation? The real athletes, the kids that bust ass everyday, who use nothing more than protein shakes and Advil and Bengay, who do everything right. “And the guys like me, who try to put the kids first. There are more of us – many more – than the bad dudes out there. But we’re boring to write about. We’re the regular Joes. We don’t get into the New York Times.” Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? n

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