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Champion Sire Performance in California at Harris Farms Unusual Heat’s 2009 Champion Lethal Heat

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The 2010 Legislative Report

From the Executive Corner

by BOB FOX & DOUG BURGE This year was a very interesting one in Sacramento. It was productive for the horse racing industry in spite of the budget crisis, which has become very common in the last several years. This year, the stalemate ended after a record 100 days. Most people concur that the “agreement” was not a real solution to the serious financial problems facing California. The term most commonly used by pundits and others is that the Governor and Legislature “kicked the can down the road ‘til next year.” Below are the summaries of some of the racing bills that the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) monitored during the year. A very significant bill for the CTBA was AB 2972 authored by the Assembly G O Committee, which was sponsored by the association. It passed both houses unanimously and was signed by the Governor on Sept. 23. This legislation revises the definition of an eligible Thoroughbred stallion as it relates to the stallion awards program. Currently an eligible Thoroughbred stallion must be continually present in the state during certain dates of the calendar year in which the qualifying race was conducted and if the stallion leaves the state and does not return, all stallion awards are forfeited. Under this legislation, an eligible Thoroughbred stallion who was present in the state during the calendar year that he stood at stud, will now qualify for awards regardless if the stallion subsequently left the state. SB 1072 and AB 2414 both passed and were signed by the Governor. Probably the most significant section of SB 1072, not only for the breeders but for all of racing, increased the takeout on exotic wagers by two to three percent, with 100 percent of the new revenues going to purses. This will add approximately $25 to $30 million in additional purse money, effective Dec. 26, 2010. The bill also contains language which authorizes Exchange

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Wagering. However, it prohibits the taking of exchange wagers by an exchange wagering licensee prior to May 1, 2012. This provision was put in to allow for more time to analyze and study the potential effects of Exchange Wagering. It also extended the sunset provision on the funding of the State Wide Marketing Organization from 2011 to 2014. It made other changes to existing law with respect to the organization and the use of the funds. AB 2414 established a sunset for the provisions of SB 1072, saying: the provisions in SB 1072, relating to Exchange Wagering become inoperative on May 1, 2016, and repeals them on Jan. 1, 2017. Other bills of interest were: AB 1980, by Assembly member Mary Hayashi made some technical changes to the Veterinary Practice Act. The CTBA and several other equine organizations expressed concerns with a provision that would have defined “physical rehabilitation” as the practice of veterinary medicine. That provision was taken out; AB 2790, by the Assembly G O Committee, provided that races that are part of the race card of the Arlington Million, could be added to the list of imported races not subject to the limitation of 32 races per day; AB 1152 which contained language permitting Oak Tree to run their meet at another track in the Southern or Central Zone; AB 1792 which dealt with Quarter Horse license fees; AB 2201 which dealt with harness racing and the Cane race; SB 899 dealing with out of country races and satellite wagering; and SB 1486 which deals with backstretch housing and jockey riding fees. To view these, or any other bills, please go online to www.leginfo.ca.gov.

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Managing Editor’s Welcome

’N Boer Maak ’N Plan

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In South Africa, the Afrikaans phrase “’n Boer maak ’n plan,” or “a farmer makes a plan” in its literal translation to English, is used when ingenuity is shown in the business world, so it was this expession that immediately came to my mind when working on the Magali Farms cover story for this November 2010 issue of California Thoroughbred. That’s because Rich and Gaby Sulpizio, the owners of this impressive 238-acre ranch in Santa Ynez, have used their respective business acumen and horse sense to develop it into one of the premier Thoroughbred facilities in California today. Plus, it has taken them, and their talented and trusted Farm Manager, Tom Hudson, less than a decade to achieve this. Besides this comprehensive tribute to this home of the sires Atticus, Decarchy, Good Journey, Lit de Justice, Mr. Broad Blade, Olmodavor, Roi Charmant and Ten Most Wanted, our latest issue pays tribute to others in the local breeding and racing industry whose business plans have also placed them on the road to success. Promising to improve the lot for our sport were pieces of legislation that passed in Sacramento this year, which are detailed in the opening From the Executive Office column, while our review of the 2010 California Cup Yearling Sale (Oct. 12-13) includes details of those local breeders who also took advantage of the complete dispersal of the West Coast breeding stock of Martin and Pam Wygod, the Golden State’s leading breeders from 2006 to 2008. A preview of the 27th renewal of this year’s $25.5 million Breeders’ Cup World Championships includes a number of California-breds who may well succeed at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, on Nov. 5-6, and the 13th Annual Harris Ranch Seminar on Sept. 24-25, headlined by California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) Chairman, Keith Brackpool, is reviewed in depth. The latest CTBA Member Profile features Geri Forrester, the breeder of Cayambe who won the $75,000 Ralph M. Hinds Handicap during the 2010 Los Angeles County Fair meet at Fairplex Park during September, while there are reviews of the graded stakes wins at Hollywood Park this past month by the Calbred trio of Liberian Freighter, Unzip Me and Quick Enough. Cal-breds U R All That I Am and Faisca are also featured as stakes winners at Pomona this year, along with the Benchmark colt Bench the Judge, in our California Fairs editorial, and the next chapter in the Cal-Bred Millionaires Row series spotlights Thor’s Echo who became the 44th member of this elite group prior to winning the grade I, $1,951,080 Breeders’ Cup Sprint and being voted the Eclipse Champion Sprinter of 2006. This month’s Down on the Farm article deals with heat exhaustion/heat stroke, while our Guest Forum piece is titled “No Take Out Menu” and the balance of this current publication includes all our other regular columns, features and departments that we hope will also prove to be both enjoyable and helpful. Until next time, may you breed In the Company of. . .Rich and Gaby Sulpizio (center), the best to the best and not just the owners of Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, have to hope for the best! and their Farm Manager, Tom Hudson (left), —Rudi Groothedde at the premier Thoroughbred facility rudi@ctba.com on Friday, October 8, 2010.

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Contents VOLUME 133 NO. 5

On This Month’s Cover

Cover Story

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Departments 6 12 14

News Bits

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CTBA Calendar

by Rudi Groothedde

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Since Rich and Gaby Sulpizio established Magali Farms in December of 2001, the 238acre farm in Santa Ynez has become one of California’s premier Thoroughbred facilities under the management of Tom Hudson, and is currently home to the stallions Atticus, Decarchy, Good Journey, Lit de Justice, Mr. Broad Blade, Olmodavor, Roi Charmant and Ten Most Wanted. ©Ron Mesaros

Thoroughbred Farms In California—Magali Farms: An Upscale Experience

Special Feature—California Cup Yearling Sale

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Back On Track by Lisa Groothedde

Features

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

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Breeders’ Cup World Championships—Cal-Breds Aim To Raise The Breeders’ Cup Bar by Marcie Heacox

CTBA Seminars—Harris Farms Seminar Again Provides A Wealth Of Information by Emily Shields

CTBA Member Profile: Geri Forrester—Keeping It In The Family by Emily Shields

The Grade California-Breds: Liberian Freighter—Only A Matter Of Time by Emily Shields

The Grade California-Breds: Unzip Me—Oh So Typical by Emily Shields

The Grade California-Breds: Quick Enough—A Good Catch by Larry Stewart

The California Fairs—Cal-Breds Lead The Way At 2010 Fairplex Park Meet by Emily Shields

Cal-Bred Millionaires’ Row: #44 Thor’s Echo—A Cal-Bred Road Warrior by Emily Shields

Down on the Farm: Dealing With Heat Exhaustion/Heat Stroke by Heather Smith Thomas

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Columns

The sale-topper at Barretts Equine Limited’s 2010 California Cup Yearling Sale was Derby Gold, a colt by Ballena Vista Farm’s Bertrando who was consigned by Special T Thoroughbreds, as Agent for Win More Farm, and purchased for $105,000 by Arnold Zetcher. 4 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED • NOVEMBER 2010

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From the Executive Office—The 2010 Legislative Report by Bob Fox & Doug Burge

Managing Editor’s Welcome—’N Boer Maak ’N Plan by Rudi Groothedde

Guest Forum: Quicken Tree—No Take Out Menu by Bob Carson

The December 2010 Cover Story

A Complete Review Of The Breeders’ Cup XXVII World Championships

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Golden

STORMIN FEVER STORM CAT-PENNANT FEVER, BY SEATTLE SLEW

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CHECK THE LABEL has won four straight Graded stakes in 2010, including the Grade 1 Garden City Stakes on Septmeber 18th at Belmont. She has won or placed in 9 of 13 lifetime starts to earn $491,227.

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A LITTLE WARM rolls home to win the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga. The 3YO colt has won or placed in 9 of 11 career starts to earn $752,280.

Champion BIOFUEL has won 4 stakes in 2010, placed in two Grade 1 events, and most recently won the Grade 3 Selene Stakes on Septmeber 26. She has won or placed in 8 of 11 lifetime starts to earn $758,492.

STORMIN FEVER is the sire of THREE Major 2010 SWs and the Earners of Nearly $3.2 MILLION in 2010! GOLDEN EAGLE FARM

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Cal-Breds Lead Golden State Charge At Keeneland

News Bits

Zayat Stables LLC purchased an Awesome Again colt from the immediate family of Cal-bred 2000 Eclipse Seven youngsters touting California Horse of the Year Tiznow for $325,000. bloodlines brought notable prices durThe racing prospect’s dam is the Cee’s ing the 2010 Keeneland September Tizzy mare Tizso, whose three stakes Yearling Sale, which was conducted in performers include the Lexington, Kentucky from grade III winner Tiz West. Sept. 12-26. Eliciting a winning bid A pair of colts led the of $250,000 from agent way among California-bred Stephen Young was a offerings. A Medaglia d’Oro Tapit colt whose two full half-brother to the Del Mar siblings are recent stakes Thoroughbred Club grade winners. His dam is the II winner Sweet Win who was bred by Thomas ©DiOrio multiple winner Free Spin, ©Webster Bachman commanded a a daughter of the Victory Hip# 111 – $335,000 Hip# 1050 – $150,000 Rose Thoroughbreds sire $335,000 bid from Vision Medaglia d’Oro—Win for Juno Bernardini—Miss Soft Sell Olympio. Sales 2010 LLC, while A Corinthian colt out of the buyer John Ferguson went to $150,000 California Champion Older Female to acquire a Bernardini half-brother to Above Perfection sold for $400,000 California champion Charm a GenCalifornia champions Brother Derek to Shadwell Estate Company Ltd. darme, by Batonnier, sold for $220,000 ($1,611,138) and Don’tsellmeshort His dam, a graded stakes-winning to agent Patrice Miller/EQB. He is a ($402,365) who was bred by Mary daughter of Vessels Stallion Farm’s half-brother to the dual grade IIn Excess (Ire), produced the 2009 winning millionaire Tout Charmant Caldwell. Selling for $550,000 to George Spinaway Stakes (grade I) winner, Hot and the grade III-winning freshman sire Forest Grove. Bolton as the sale’s joint session-topper Dixie Chick. on Sept. 16 was a Smart Strike filly whose dam, My Miss Storm Cat, is a grade III-placed Hollywood Park stakes winner by the Ballena Vista Farm stallion Sea of Secrets. A Hard Spun colt out of 2002

Small Business Bill To Help Horse Industry

Horse Racing Ranks High On National Fan Poll

The Small Business Jobs Act (H. R. 5297) that promises to bring relief to America’s small businesses was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Sept. 27. By doubling the current expensing allowance to $500,000 for 2010 and 2011, and reinstating 50-percent bonus depreciation for purchases made this year, it continues the bigger write-off for horses and other property purchased and placed in service by a horse business that was originally included in earlier stimulus bills.

In a recent ESPN SportsNation Fan Poll, horse racing was the 7th choice overall of more than 13,000 people across the nation who voted for their favorites among 20 sports. Professional football (NFL) led the standings, followed by college football, baseball (MLB), college basketball, basketball (NBA) and ice hockey (NHL), while horse racing actually ranked second only to the NFL when it came to the fans’ top selection.

Tribal Rule Leads California Stallions By Live Foals Of 2010 The 14-year-old Ballena Vista Farm sire mares bred in North America on both Tribal Rule, leader of his generation in Northern Hemisphere and Southern California since his first crop raced in Hemisphere time, as compared to the corre2006, produced 96 live foals of this year sponding numbers of 3,004 live foals from from 124 mares bred in 2009, to lead all 4,724 mares bred that were released a year ago. Golden State stallions. These statistics These figures represent 37.1 and 33 percent released by The Jockey Club on Sept. 16, drops in the number of live foals and mares representing a completion rate of approxibred, respectively. mately 90 percent and compiled through Completing the top five rankings among Tribal Rule Sept. 8, showed that 3,130 stallions covGolden State sires were Harris Farms’ Unusual ered 49,404 mares last year, resulting in 27,233 Live Heat (69 foals), Rancho San Miguel’s Marino Marini Foals Reports for 2010. (55 foals), Tommy Town Thoroughbreds’ Ministers Wild Cat In California, 1,891 live foals were reported from 3,165 (51 foals) and Ballena Vista’s Benchmark (48 foals).

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Zenyatta Remains Perfect After 19 Starts In front of an enthusiastic Hollywood Park hometown crowd of 25,837 fans, dual Eclipse Champion Older Female Zenyatta won the Oak Tree Racing Association’s grade I, $250,000 Lady’s Secret Stakes for the third consecutive year on Oct. 2, thereby extending her unbeaten streak to 19 races. The six-year-old Street Cry (Ire) mare has compiled a $6,404,580 career bankroll for her owners, California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) members Jerry and Ann Moss. The amount ranks last year’s ©Benoit grade I Breeders’ Cup

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Classic heroine as the highest earner among all female Thoroughbreds who have ever raced in North America, surpassing the international turf superstar Ouija Board (GB), who banked $6,312,552. Zenyatta also equaled the modern North American record for consecutive wins, a mark which was set by the undefeated New Mexico mare Peppers Pride in 2008.

Cal-Breds Countrywide York Handicap going 1 1/16 miles in 1:46.40. By In a space of two weeks, a trio of CaliforniaBallena Vista’s Benchmark, out of the winning breds captured out-of-state stakes races on the dirt. Deputy Minister daughter Renaissance Woman, the On Oct. 3, the $60,090 Chaves County Stakes four-year-old was bred by Pam and Martin Wygod at Zia Park in New Mexico was won gate-to-wire and has 11 wins, five placings and $148,692 from 19 by the three-year-old filly Hayley’s Halo, a daughtrips to post. ter of the Ballena Vista Farm sire Sea of Secrets, El Rancho, a son of Harris Farms’ second-crop who completed sire Singletary and Wildcat O’Malley, an unraced the mile trip in ©Coady Forest Wildcat mare, 1:38.12. Lathrop Hayley’s Halo was the winner of Hoffman’s homethe $56,555 ATBA bred is out of the unraced Peaks and Valleys mare (Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders Hilo Halo and has earned Association) Fall Sales Stakes $139,060 from a 12-4-1-2 record. going almost gate-to-wire in At Northlands Park in 1:10.37 for six furlongs at Turf Alberta, Canada, six days later, Paradise on Oct. 16. The winner ©Coady Alywyn won her second consecu- of three of his four career starts was ©Coady tive black-type event with a vic- bred by Liberty Road Stables and Alywyn El Rancho tory in the $50,000 Duchess of has a bankroll of $43,970.

Making The Grade The following runner(s), either California-bred or sired by stallions currently based in the Golden State, won or placed in graded stakes races in North America (U. S., Canada & Puerto Rico) from September 19 to October 17 inclusive: A Little Warm c.3. Stormin Fever—Minidar 3rd Grade II Pennsylvania Derby $1,000,000 1 1/8 m. Philadelphia Park September 25 Breeder: Edward P. Evans Biofuel f.3. Stormin Fever—Ms. Cornstalk 1st Grade III Selene Stakes $247,870 1 1/16 m. Woodbine September 26 Breeder: Brereton C. Jones Unzip Me f.4. City Zip—Escape With Me 1st Grade III Senator Ken Maddy Handicap $100,000 6 f. (T) Hollywood Park (Oak Tree) September 30 Breeders: Harris Farms Inc. & Donald Valpredo Where’s the Remote g.4. Unbridled Native—Sit Back ‘n Relax 2nd Grade I Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship Stakes $250,000 1 1/4 m. (T) Hollywood Park (Oak Tree) October 3 Breeder: Old English Rancho Quick Enough g.6. High Brite—Donna B. Quick 1st Grade III Morvich Handicap $100,000 6 f. (T) Hollywood Park (Oak Tree) October 11 Breeder: Harris Farms Inc. Evening Jewel f.3. Northern Afleet—Jewel of the Night 3rd Grade I Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes $400,000 1 1/8 m. (T) Keeneland October 16 Breeders: Betty L. Mabee & Larry Mabee Antares World f.3. Decarchy—Alashir’s World 3rd Grade III Harold C. Ramser Sr. Handicap $100,000 1 m. (T) Hollywood Park (Oak Tree) October 17 Breeders: Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams

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CURRENT CALIFORNIA SIRES OF STAKES WINNERS

Stallion News

News Bits Cont’d.

Stallion Bold Chieftain This seven-year-old son of Chief Seattle, a California champion and $1,542,151-earner whose 13 stakes victories include the grade II, $150,000 San Francisco Mile Stakes in 2010, and two editions of the California Cup Classic Handicap, will commence his stallion career at Applebite Farms in French Camp in 2011. Lit de Justice Luisant (GB), a seven-year-old gelding whose broodmare sire is this Magali Farms resident, captured the $59,198 Jersey Club Waterford Testimonial Stakes at The Curragh in Ireland on Oct. 10. Many Rivers This five-year-old son of Storm Cat, a two-time winner who ran third in the $75,000 Gold Rush Stakes at Golden Gate Fields in 2007, and whose half-brother is the multiple grade I-winning sire Harlan’s Holiday, has been retired to stand at Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville. Old Topper Two-year-old Bond James Bond, a gelded son of this Tommy Town Thoroughbreds stallion, kept his fourrace record perfect with a victory in Northlands Park’s $49,446 Canadian Juvenile Stakes Oct. 10. Olmodavor This grade I-placed dual graded stakes winner by A.P. Indy, out of the grade I winner Corrazona, who has

sired eight stakes horses from three crops of racing age, has relocated from Canada to Magali Farms in Santa Ynez. Stormin Fever This Golden Eagle Farm sire continued to reap rewards from his three-year-old filly Biofuel, a reigning Canadian champion who pushed her lifetime earnings to $758,493 with her two-length win in Woodbine’s grade III, $247,870 Selene Stakes on Sept. 26. Storm Wolf This eight-year-old son of Stormin Fever, a grade II winner whose first foals are weanlings of 2010, has been relocated to stand at Rancho San Miguel in San Miguel. Swiss Yodeler Outoftheclouds, a two-year-old gelding whose broodmare sire is this Harris Farms stallion, defeated 10 rivals in the $98,890 Jack Diamond Futurity at Hastings Race-course on Oct.11.

Paradise Road Ranch To Stand Two Stallions Paradise Road Ranch in Lathrop will be home to two stallions during the 2011 breeding season. Four-year-old Brave Cat is an unraced son of Lion Heart who covered his inaugural book of mares in 2010. The first-year stallion Military Mandate is a nine-year-old son of Perfect Mandate who won three of 10 starts and earned $80,592. He ran third in a pair of stakes races at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club as a juvenile, highlighted by the grade II Best Pal Stakes. 8 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED • NOVEMBER 2010

Old Topper

Named Foals of Racing Age

Salt Lake (1989)† 1,201 In Excess (Ire) (1987) 896 Bertrando (1989) 906 High Brite (1984)† 895 Roar (1993)† 649 Beau Genius (1985)† 735 Cee’s Tizzy (1987) 697 Turkoman (1982)† 707 Olympio (1988) 491 Stormin Fever (1994) 571 Benchmark (1991) 573 Memo (Chi) (1987)† 507 Unusual Heat (1990) 455 Rhythm (1987)† 965 Deputy Commander (1994)† 562 Game Plan (1993) 362 Lit de Justice (1990) 385 Swiss Yodeler (1994) 607 Moscow Ballet (1982)† 756 Formal Gold (1993)• 420 Sea of Secrets (1995) 369 Valid Wager (1992)† 498 Storm Creek (1993)• 559 Old Topper (1995) 401 Tribal Rule (1996) 247 Houston (1986)† 554 Siberian Summer (1989) 360 Western Fame (1992) 269 Atticus (1992) 392 For Really (1987) 239 Future Storm (1990)• 480 Skimming (1996)• 270 Souvenir Copy (1995)• 439

SWs 69 62 50 45 43 39 39 33 30 30 29 28 27 25 24 22 22 22 21 19 19 18 17 15 14 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12

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

Cee’s Tizzy Pensioned Cee’s Tizzy, the 23-year-old son of Relaunch who had sired 39 stakes winners among his earners of more than $34.6 million through mid-October, has been pensioned at Harris Farms in Coalinga. After retiring to stud in 1991, the grade Iplaced winner became the Golden State’s leading sire in 2000 and 2001, and his ©Shields California-bred progeny included the Cee’s Tizzy multiple grade I-winning Eclipse champions Tiznow ($6,427,830) and Gourmet Girl ($1,255,373), the former of whom is still the only two-time winner of the grade I Breeders’ Cup Classic, the 1999 California Horse of the Year Budroyale ($2,840,810) and the 2008 grade I winner Cost of Freedom.

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Charming Fella

10-Year-Old Cal-Bred Wins Debut On 10-10-10!

Charming Fella, a 10-year-old California-bred gelding by Slew’s Royalty out of the four-time winner Avies’ Charm, won his first everr career start at Turf Paradise in Arizona on Oct. 10. The gate-to-wire, five-length winner was bred by Carole Fernandez and earned $3,300 for his owner J. L. White and trainer John Hudman in this maiden claiming race at five furlongs that he completed in :58.12.

Those Grand Cal-Bred Mares Progeny out of three California-bred mares scored stakes wins as far afield as New Mexico, Florida and Sweden this past month. The two-year-old colt Russian Lane, whose winning Bonus Money (GB) dam Russian Bonus was bred by Vessels Stallion Farm LLC, Robert Kieckhefer and John Goodman, won the $77,567 George Maloof Futurity at The Downs at Albuquerque on Sept. 26. The son of Devon Lane has earned $66,384 from a 4-3-1-0 record after this 6 1/4-length victory at six furlongs in 1:10.38. Just 24 hours earlier, the $55,000 Joey Blueeyes Stakes at Calder Racecourse was also won in gate-to-wire fashion when Riversrunrylee took this one mile and 70 yards test in 1:44.16. The six-year-old Outflanker gelding, out of the winning Prized mare Ponderway who was bred by Paul Varni, has 12 wins, 12 placings and $261,163 in earnings from 52 starts. At the Taby Racecourse in Stockholm, Sweden, on Oct. 10, the fiveyear-old mare Grafitti (GB) was the winner in 1:39.10 of the $75,150 Landwades Stud Stakes, a 1,600-meter (7.95 furlongs) turf test that she also won in 2008. Out of Reading Habit, a John and Betty Mabee (Golden Eagle Farm) homebred dual stakes winner by Half a Year, the daughter of Dansili (GB) has three wins, eight placings and a bankroll of more than $75,000 from 22 trips to post.

Officer Sent To Korea California-bred Officer, a grade I winner and state champion juvenile runner, has been purchased by the Korean Racing Authority and will resume his stallion career at the organization’s farm on Jeju Island in 2011. From five crops of racing age, the 11-year-old son of Bertrando has sired the cumulative earners of more than $14.8 million and 21 stakes winners, including this year’s grade I, $237,500 Hopeful Stakes winner Boys At Tosconova. Officer was bred by Martin and Pam Wygod, and previously stood ©Lisa Groothedde at Taylor Made Stallions in Officer Kentucky.

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California Closers

News Bits Cont’d. Qualifying Claiming Level s The following claiming levels for California owners premiums and stallion awards are currently in effect: Hollywood Park $40,000 Golden Gate Fields $20,000 Correction In the first sentence of the last paragraph of the editorial (The 2009/2010 California Broodmare of the Year) on page 17 of the September issue of California Thoroughbred, it should have stated that Fort Silver resides at Dignitary Downs in Anza. We apologize for any inconvenience that this oversight may have caused.

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The Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation will hold a walking tour of Ridgewood Ranch, the final resting place of this legendary Thoroughbred, on Friday, Nov. 5, as part of Mendocino County’s Wine & Mushroom Festival… On Oct. 8, the California Senate confirmed the appointments of Chairman Keith Brackpool and Commissioner Richard Rosenberg and reappointments of Vice Chairman David Israel and Commissioner Bo Derek to the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) which will hold its next board meeting at Hollywood Park in Inglewood on Tuesday, Nov. 9…Entries close on Friday, Nov. 12, for next year’s Barretts Equine Limited January Mixed Sale… On Saturday, Nov 20, and Sunday, Nov. 21, Dr. Daniel Kamen D.C. (dkamen@hotmail.com) will conduct a hands-on horse chiropractic technique seminar in Montara…The California Thorough-bred Farm

Managers Association (CTFMA) will next meet at the Sizzler Restaurant in Temecula on Tuesday, Nov. 23…The University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) will hold its annual Symposium On Racing & Gaming at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson from Monday, Dec. 6, through Thursday, Dec. 9, during which the Annual Meeting & Marketing Summit of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) will also be held…On Sept. 24, the NTRA announced that Jack Liebau, the Presi dent of Hollywood Park, was re-elected to his board seat as a Western Region Independent Racetrack representative…The free Equibase Racing Yearbook is now available at www.equibase.com along with a new “Stats Central” section on this valuable industry web site.

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Mistical Plan, Dotsy Jean Retired

10 Years Ago On Nov. 5, 2000, that year’s California Champion Older Female and Champion Turf Horse, Smooth Player, a daughter of Bertrando and the stakes-placed winner Shy Pirate, posted the fifth and final black-type win of her career with a victory in the grade II, $175,000 Las Palmas Handicap at Santa Anita Park. Martin Wygod and John Spohler’s grade I-placed homebred retired one start later with $760,496 in earnings from eight wins and seven placings in 19 trips to post and is now the dam of stakes winners Imagine and Smooth Performer.

A pair of California-bred Game Plan mare also capmares who were successful in tured the grade II, $396,000 stakes company have been Fair Grounds Oaks in 2007, retired from competition. en route to amassing career Six-year-old Mistical earnings of $816,790 from 18 Plan, the winner of the starts. grade I, $400,000 Princess Also retiring to the breedRooney Handicap at Calder ing shed is Dotsy Jean, a Race Course in 2008, will ©Benoit winner of 10 of her 32 lifetime join the broodmare band starts, including this year’s Mistical Plan at Blue Heaven Farm, the $72,250 Culver City Stakes Kentucky nursery which on Hollywood Park’s turf purchased her privately from former course. The five-year-old mare, who was owner J. Paul Reddam earlier this bred by Ed DeJoy and sired by Lit de year. Bred by Carol Anderson, the Justice, banked $330,418 overall.

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25 Years Ago In the ninth and final lifetime start of his lone racing season, the Californiabred colt Slew the Dragon won the grade I, $269,525 Hollywood Derby at Hollywood Park on Nov. 17, 1985, to bring his career record to 9-6-1-0 and $347,125. Bred by Seminole Syndicate, the Seattle Slew half-brother to dual graded stakes winner Slew the Knight was voted the California Champion Three-Year-Old Male and was then sent to stand at stud in Japan. Nov. 17, 1985

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50 Years Ago Boston Again, a five-year-old mare bred and owned in California by Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Beach, scored two stakes wins at Tanforan in less than a month during 1960, when she won the $10,975 Yankee Maid Handicap on Nov. 1, and the $10,800 Thanksgiving Day Handicap on Nov. 24. By Sunlit out of the 14-time winner Boston Maid, she raced for four more seasons before retiring with a bankroll of $94,347 from 20 wins and 17 places in 61 trips to post.

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The CTBA Working For You

To further assist the membership of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) and subscribers of its official publication, California Thoroughbred, this monthly editorial page provides readers with updates about the association’s current policies, latest news and upcoming events in the Golden State.

Governor Signs CTBA-Supported Bills On Sept. 24, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a number of bills supported by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA). These included AB 2792, that revised the definition of an eligible Thoroughbred stallion as it relates to the state’s incentive awards program, and SB 1072, which both increased the takeout on exotic wagering and approved exchange betting. The former bill provides that an eligible Thoroughbred stallion who was present in the state during the calendar year that he stood at stud will now qualify for awards regardless if he subsequently left the state. Previously, an eligible Thoroughbred stallion had to be continually present in the state during certain dates of the calendar year in which the qualifying race was conducted, and had he left the state and did not return, then all of his stallion awards were forfeited. The revision of the stallion award definitions will reward stallion owners for the years that their stallion stood in the state, and allow for flexibility to later move the stallion without penalty. This flexibility will provide a further incentive for top stallions to come to California. This new definition was requested by many of the larger breeders in the state. The latter bill authorizes the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) to redirect funds from winning bets to overnight purses with a two or three percent increase in the pari-mutuel takeout rate on exotic bets, effective Dec 26, 2010. Racing officials estimate that this could result in additional purses of around $30 million, representing an increase of between 25 to 30 percent overall. This bill also allows for the implementation of a system of head-to-head betting that requires CHRB approval but cannot occur before May of 2012. CTBA Directors Election Deadline Reminder Those members of the CTBA who wish to seek election to the association’s Board of Directors through the petition process are reminded that they have until Monday, Nov. 15, three months prior to the CTBA’s annual meeting, to submit their completed application. As per the bylaws of the CTBA, this application needs to include a minimum 25 signatures of current CTBA members for the applicant to be included on the ballot for the 2010 elections relating to the three-year term (2011 to 2013) as a director of the association.

CTBA AT THE BIG FRESNO FAIR

Once again, the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) and Oak Tree Racing Association reached out to the people unfamiliar with the Thoroughbred horse racing industry to interest fair patrons to attend and enjoy the races. On the opening day of the movie “Secretariat,” members of the CTBA were on hand at the Big Fresno Fair with an informational booth situated outside the racing enclosure near the saddling paddock to attract fair goers as they entered the fairgrounds from one of the main entrances. One focus of the exhibit was to teach people to pick the best horse and hopefully enable them to become winners. A very informative video was shown throughout the day teaching people to bet. Steve Hartshorn, a California breeder and CTBA member, and also a professional gambler, was in attendance to help attendees in understanding the basics to advanced handicapping. Printed information was also available for patrons who wanted to take it to the betting windows with them. CTBA President Leigh Ann Howard and Christy Chapman, Executive Assistant and Event Coordinator, were on hand along with California State Fair Event Coordinator and CTBA member Nancy Easton, to discuss the California Thoroughbred industry. Information was available on the California Thoroughbred breeding farms as well as information regarding retraining retired racehorses for second careers. Having coordinated this exhibit on the opening day of the well publicized Secretariat movie, it helped to increase the interest in the racing industry in California and the attendance at the Big Fresno Fair races. Other parts of the exhibit included a display area of real silks worn by jockeys and a racing saddle and bridle for patrons to see up close.

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

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 Tuesday, February 15, 2011

CTBA offices, Arcadia Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado

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

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Notes — November 2010 California Thoroughbred Foundation 2010 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS Gerald F. McMahon Neil O’Dwyer Mrs. Ada Gates Patton Thomas S. Robbins John W. Sadler Peter W. Tunney

Mrs. Jeanne L. Canty, President Warren Williamson, Vice-President Gregory L. Ferraro, DVM, Treasurer Jane Goldstein, Secretary Peter P. Daily Mrs. Gail Gregson

Mrs. Kenneth M. Schiffer, Director Emeritus

Foundation’s Spreckels Cup Makes ‘Guest Appearance’ At Polo

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In an ongoing tradition, the California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) provided the Spreckels Cup trophy for display at the United States Polo Association Spreckels Cup competition at the San Diego Polo Club. Winner this year was the team of Hanalei Bay/Southwind, consisting of Krista Bonaguidi, Chris Collins, Christopher Collins and Mariano Fassetta. Paris, owned by Fassetta, earned the award for outstanding Thoroughbred pony, which the Foundation gives in recognition of the diversity of uses for Thoroughbreds.

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

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

Memorial Donations The CTF accepts donations in memory of relatives and friends, with all such donations allocated to Scholarship Funds of the Foundation and to the Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library. Please remember members of our industry with a donation to the CTF Memorial Fund. Donations may be sent to CTF, P. O. Box 60018, Arcadia, CA 91066-6018. The CTF joins in honoring the memory of those whose names appear in bold type. We also thank and acknowledge the donors for their generous contributions. John Sellers Mrs. Jeanne L. Canty 14 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED • NOVEMBER 2010

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Magali Farms: An Upscale Experience

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“We like to think of ourselves as the Nordstrom’s of the California Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry,” said Rich Sulpizio, the owner of Magali Farms in Santa Ynez with his wife of 38 years, Gaby. She added, “You can’t do what we do here and be the cheapest, but that’s because we’ve always strived to do the best for our clients, which means doing the very best for the horses.” Rich continued, “We have loyal customers. They appreciate the service we offer and are willing to pay for it.” Using the majestic mountains of the Santa Ynez Valley as it backdrop, the picturesque 238-acre farm has become one of California’s premier Thoroughbred facilities since this popular couple purchased it in December of 2001. Formerly known as Mandysland Farm and then Magness Racing Ventures, its lush irrigated pastures and manicured landscaping makes it blend in with all the many beautiful horse farms, estates and wineries located in a region boasting a clean, comfortable and quality environment. “What originally brought us here to the valley was the desire for a second home in a rural area,” said Rich, retired President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the San Diego-based wireless communications giant Qualcomm Inc. He then added how Tom Hudson, the Michigan native who has been the Farm Manager at Magali since day one, came into the picture. “After finding our getaway home, we decided to invest in some land for a vineyard. That original

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40 acres, which remains pretty much undeveloped to this day, is where Gaby and I met Tom when he came over to explain how the irrigation system worked.” Rich joked that he then made the mistake of asking about the property next door. “Tom actually had a business plan with him.” After some discussion between Gaby and Rich, they decided to purchase all 238 acres and go into the Thoroughbred business and haven’t looked back since. The Sulpizio’s, who grew up together in the Los Angeles suburb of San Gabriel and enjoyed going to the races at nearby Santa Anita Park, remain delighted with their decision. “We love it up here; it’s a perfect horse location,” Rich said. “But the thing I’m most proud of doing over the last nine years, is building and maintaining a profitable commercial horse business. We run our operations efficiently and professionally and take care of our customers so they want to keep coming back. So far, so good!” Tom added, “If you want the best care for your horse, we’re the place to be as that’s what we do.” Lifelong horse lover Gaby, whose full name is Maria Gabriela but was called “Magali” as a little girl in San Jose, Costa Rica, continued, “I’ve fallen in love with the breeding side; the checking of the mares, the foaling of the mares and am thrilled with what we’ve accomplished as a whole. I know that Tom’s knowledge of nutrition and safety, combined with the care he and Continued on next page

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Decarchy Retired to stud at Magali in 2004, this grade I-placed winner of the 2002 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (grade II) covered 49 mares this year and will stand for a $4,000 Live Foal fee in 2011. As a son of Distant View and the staff gives the horses, are a big part of why Toussaud, the 2002 Broodmare of the Year by we’ve been very successful.” El Gran Senor, 13-year-old Decarchy is a halfOriginally from Kenilworth, Utah, Rich brother to the successful sires Empire Maker concluded, “What’s important to us is that we and Chester House and his four racing crops can have some fun, we can have a nice boast more than $3.7 million in earnings. business, and we can employ more than forty California’s leading first-crop sire of 2007, people; it’s a rewarding situation to be in.” and leading second-crop sire of 2008, as well Included in the fun part of the business for as the leading third-crop sire of Cal-breds Rich and Gaby is the Magali Syrah wine that last year, the 15.3-hand stallion has average is produced from the grapes they grow at their earnings per starter of more than $35,000 as 23-acre home just a few miles away. the sire of 2010 stakes winners Quisisana Stud Success Atticus ($317,098) and Antares World ($285,458), A lot of that success for this full-service facility has been with their stallions and the current roster the latter of whom ran second in this year’s American Oaks at Magali Farms is a strong and growing one. Confident (grade I), as well as Harlene who won the $250,000 Snow about the 2011 breeding season, Tom said, “Because of the Chief Stakes in 2008. Tom said, “Decarchy is the most balanced horse I think legislation that just passed which increases purses for next I have ever seen. His progeny are runners year, I think the industry is on the upswing from the start, showing more and more qualand we’re going to be up a little.” He added ity as they mature.” that this boost should also help the CaliforGood Journey nia-bred program which already offers more With a book of 44 mares in 2010, his than $40 million in annual restricted purses fourth year as a shuttle stallion between and incentive awards. Magali Farms and Lindsay Park Stud in Tom, who handles all the breeding deciAustralia, where he retired to stud in 2003, sions, then confirmed that all of next year’s this 14-year-old Nureyev son is represented by stud fees will be similat to those in 2010, progeny earnings of more than $2.2 million because the aim is to get more mares to each and an Average Earnings Index (AEI) of 1.37. of the stallions. “Conformation-wise, all our A grade I winner of $1,733,058, Good Jourstallions are incredibly good,” he said. “Body is Decarchy ney is out of the European champion Chimes way over pedigree in my opinion, because it’s hard to fix them if they’re born crooked, even with today’s of Freedom, a dual grade I-winning daughter of Private technology. Now, to sell the stallion, people are looking at a Account, and is already the sire from his first local crop of page, so he has to have a great race record, have been sound Farallon, an 8 1/2-length winner on her debut at Golden Gate Fields on Aug. 26. His first Australian crop includes the and have a good pedigree.” group I-winning filly Grand Journey (Aus) Atticus and the colt Sound Journey (Aus), now a dual This 18-year-old Nureyev son has been one group II winner after his victory in the of Magali’s mainstays since relocating from Oct. 23 Patinack Farm Crystal Mile, and he Kentucky for the 2005 breeding season. Out of stands for a fee of $5,000 Live Foal in 2011. the multiple group-winning Secretariat mare “The best deal we’ve done in years, Athyka, the grade I-winning millionaire has farm-wise, was him,” said Tom of Good sired the earners of more than $11.3 million Journey who stands 16 hands. Rich added, from 10 crops of racing age, including 2010 “Our deal with Lindsay Park is that we grade II-placed stakes winner Bruce’s Dream, share fifty-fifty in all stud fees from both 2009 grade II-placed dual stakes winner hemispheres. It’s proved to be a great deal!” Strawberry Tart and 2008 stakes winner Lucky Tom continued, “Wait until November or Primo, all from his first California crop. With Good Journey December when this horse is going to make average earnings per starter of more than $39,000, the sire of grade I winner High Fly ($927,300) some noise as they need a distance of ground and they among his 28 stakes horses stands for a fee of $3,000 Live need to mature.” Lit de Justice Foal next year. As Magali’s foundation stallion, this 20-year-old son of “He’s a super strong horse, and his babies are very determined runners,” said Tom of the 16-hand stud owned by El Gran Senor and Kanmary (Fr), a group I-placed groupwinning daughter of Kenmare (Fr), is the sire of 46 stakes Pablo Suarez.

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horses among his earners of more than earners of more than $25,000 and include $20.3 million from 11 crops of racing age, the 2008 stakes winner Bellsblade. Owned by including graded stakes winners Hour of Arlene Brown, Richard Kritski and trainer Justice and Injustice, multiple graded Mike Mitchell, he will stand for a $1,500 Live stakes-placed stakes winners No Parole Foal fee next year. and Silver Bird and Cal-bred stakes win“I think he’s under-appreciated,” said Tom. ners Bestdressed, Lit’sgoodlookngray, “Shezabigbroad, the only racehorse that Magali Dotsy Jean, Gambler’s Justice and Maidreally owns right now, is by him and she’s big, ens Justice. Sixteen-hand Lit de Justice beautiful and a great mover.” Olmodavor was voted the Eclipse Champion Sprinter of 1996, after winning the grade I BreedDuring the latter part of October, it was Lit de Justice ers’ Cup Sprint Stakes in his final career confirmed that this leading third-crop sire in start for lifetime earnings of $1,397,649 and now boasts Canada was going to relocate to Magali Farms for the 2011 average earnings per starter of more than $64,000. breeding season. By A.P. Indy, out of the grade I-winning El “Lit de Justice gave credit to the Magali name when we Gran Senor mare Corrazona, grade I-placed dual graded stakes purchased him from Kentucky late in winner Olmodavor will stand for a fee of $5,000 2002,” Tom said. “We had to remove a canLive Foal. Standing 16.1 hands, he is the sire of cerous tumor from him this year, but he’s eight stakes horses among his earners of more not officially pensioned so we are offering than $2.3 million, including 2010 stakes winner free breedings to try and get a couple of Brickyardtradition, 2009 grade II-winning twomares to him; he deserves it.” year-old Zlatan and 2008 juvenile stakes winners Mr. Broad Blade High Mist and Miss Dixie Dancer. A resident of Magali since 2004, this “We are honored to have the chance to 14-year-old Broad Brush son who stands stand an Adena Springs stallion,” Tom said. 16.3 hands and is out of Highland Blade’s “They run a first-rate operation with worldgraded stakes winner Miss High Blade class breeding stock and we’re excited about has parlayed his grade II-placed, stakesthis partnership and the opportunities that Mr. Broad Blade winning racetrack career into progeny Olmodavor will bring to California breeders.” earnings of more than $720,000. From seven limited Continued on next page crops overall, Mr. Broad Blade’s runners boast average

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at Magali after relocating from New York. Standing 16.3 hands, he is owned by Magali in partnership with Milt Policzer and his fee for 2011 will be $3,000 Live Foal. “He’s a tremendous horse,” said Tom. “If Roi Charmant you want to breed classic-distance horses, he’s Relocated to Magali Farms for his second the one to consider. It’s a disappointment season at stud in 2011, this nine-year-old by that he hasn’t really got the support of local Evansville Slew and the winning Seattle breeders just because he’s not likely to sire one Dancer mare Cantina was a dual graded of those fast, early types.” stakes-placed winner from the ages of two to On Oct. 22, grade I winner Global Hunter eight. Roi Charmant equaled track records on (Arg) arrived at Magali to recuperate from both dirt and turf from five to 6 1/2 furlongs Roi Charmant surgery that was done at nearby Alamo Pintaand is owned by Dr. Bruce Zietz. He stands do Equine Medical Center to repair midline fractures of 16.2 hands and his fee next year will be $1,500 Live Foal. both sesamoids and a dislocated fetlock in his right foreleg Tom said, “Roi was a very tough, hard-knocking racewhich he had suffered at Hollywood Park on July 4. The horse and was extremely fast. I believe he’s going to produce seven-year-old son of Jade Hunter, out of the very early, very fast two-year-olds. He’s group I winner Griffe de Paris (Brz), is owned owned by a longtime client and we think by Shawn Turner and Monty Pyle who are he’ll be a success.” considering standing him at the farm should Ten Most Wanted he fully recover from his career-ending Winner of the grade I Travers Stakes in injuries. 2003, this 10-year-old son of Deputy ComReady To Run mander, out of the Criminal Type mare Besides handling the covering of nearly 120 Wanted Again, earned $1,718,460 and now mares by its resident stallions and the foaling of has 2010 stakes winner Tenth Power and a similar number of babies this year, Magali three other stakes horses among his three Farms also offers its clients the best in breaking, crops of racing age, including the multiple training, lay-ups and sales preparation. stakes-placed winner Karakorum Fugitive Ten Most Wanted A custom-built, 43-stall deluxe barn ($173,890). During 2009, Ten Most Wanted with wide aisles, a spacious tack room and four indoor wash was the leading second-crop sire in California with more bays is the centerpiece of the 40-acre Training Center than $1 million in earnings, when he stood his first season

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Rich said, “Our dozen or so trainers who are clients tell us that when Tom ships a horse to them at the track, they can be in a race within four to five weeks,” and Tom added, “If you can send a two-year-old to them from here who can run in five to six weeks, instead of three months, that’s a big saving.” A great example of this is California Nectar who came up to Magali after an Aug. 28 start at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and then returned for a win at Hollywood Park just 36 days later on Oct. 3. Top Quality With all of its other facilities, it’s easy to see why Magali Farms was honored as the 2008 TOBA (Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association) State Breeder of the Year for California. Located alongside the farm’s administrative offices, the main barn is home to the farm’s stallions and also features six deeply bedded foaling stalls, all equipped with a state-ofthe-art surveillance camera system, a large breeding area with shredded rubber footing, palpation chutes and a fully equipped laboratory, and a hand walking area that provides an ideal dust-free, low-impact surface for the horses. Magali’s newest barn, built in 2004, has 48 stalls and the property also numbers 40 outside day pens (20x20 to 20x40 feet in size). Its many paddocks and pastures—ranging in size from two to 20 acres and divided according to age group or pregnancy status—each has a covered feeding shelter furnished with automatic waterers. “No fence touches another one on the property,” said Tom of the 11 miles of the highest quality of four-rail wood and mesh fencing that Continued on next page

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which also encompasses a five-furlong track, full-size starting gate, viewing stand and huge infield arena. Built by Dennis Moore, the dirt and silt sand track features sixdegree banked turns and is now taken care of by Richard Tedesco. Daily maintenance and bi-annual resurfacing keeps the ultra-safe surface conditioned and supple with a good cushion. The stalls, like the 100-plus others in the property’s additional three barns, are spacious, well-ventilated and lighted by large windows, overhead fans and an automatic fly control system to keep the equine residents safe and happy. “We have fans on every single stall and coolers in every barn,” said Tom. “The barns are all insulated, as we run water on the roof on all hot summer days. I want the horses to always be comfortable.” There’s also a 60-foot round pen, a six-horse EquiCiser, numerous outside covered stalls and 20 individual grass turnout paddocks where the horses can enjoy “down time.” Overseeing all of the training horses every day is Jerry Lambert, the regular jockey for the immortal Cal-bred of the 1960s, Native Diver, while the farm also employs a trio of top-notch exercise riders. “We are able to get the horses very fit here before they go down to the track,” said Tom. “Taking the time to give them plenty of ground work ensures a proper foundation. When a two-year-old goes down to a trainer they have been galloping up to two and a quarter miles at a pretty good clip every day, with breezes of up to a half-mile on the weekends. Once they get used to their new surroundings, they are all ready for at least a three-eighths of a mile workout.”

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provides a sturdy yet safe environment for the horses. The farm is irrigated by elevated water cannons situated on the perimeter of each pasture in the wide alleyways that allow for easy care and maintenance, while all the drinking water on the farm comes from a domestic well that is tested every 30 days for nitrates. Rich, Gaby and Tom are very proud of their staff, many of whom are now like family to them, as well as the eight homes on the property utilized by more than a dozen of this experienced group. “Tom runs the farm but our ace in the hole is Tom’s wife, Gayle, who runs the office,” said Rich. “Gayle is the eyes and ears of the farm,” added Gaby, “while we refer to Katie Fisher, who has helped Gayle run the office since February of 2003, as ‘radar’ because she knows what we’re all thinking before we even put it into words.” Tom said, “All my head guys, all my grooms, about ten to fifteen of them, they’ve been here since the beginning,” and Rich concluded, “We pay good salaries and we offer medical benefits. Three years ago, we got a nice letter from the county of Santa Barbara

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saying that they thought our employee housing was the best in the valley.” The success of Magali Farms over the years can also be attributed to its marketing policy and a relatively new product called Alua Paddock Pro Farm Management Software. “For marketing, we advertise where we feel we get the best value for our money and our daughter Tricia helps us with this, while Tom also goes to the track a lot to liaise with trainers,” said Rich. “Our youngest daughter Teri does all our web design and her husband Norm Hamson is the founder, with Gaby and me, of

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as long as we can continue to offer that quality services we’ve come to be known for.” Tom added, “It’s been an incredible pleasure working for Rich and Gaby and I hope I don’t have to work for anyone else for the rest of my life. The Magnesses taught me to treat all of the horses as if you owned them. Nowadays, because saving money for our clients is so important, we really think twice about all our costs. One of the reasons why Magali Farms is so profitable is because the horses we’ve bred and stallions we stand have earned such lucrative breeder and stallion bonuses for us.” “We probably wouldn’t have this farm if Tom wasn’t running it because we trust him,” said Rich. “Whatever is right for a horse, he’ll do it. He doesn’t give himself enough credit for what the wonderful job that both he and the staff do for us. We’ve had a good, loyal group of clients over the years, and we love our operations; if Tom keeps doing what he’s doing, we’ll be fine.” Rich concluded, “We welcome prospective clients to contact any of our current clients to find out what they think of Magali Farms because their opinion is more important than what we think of ourselves. Our initial investment may have been for the land, but we have come to love the Thoroughbred business.”

MAGALI FARMS FACT-FILE Owners: Rich & Gaby Sulpizio Farm Manager: Tom Hudson Address: 4050 Casey Avenue, Santa Ynez, California 93460 Telephone: (805) 693-1777 Fax: (805) 693-1644 E-Mail: info@magalifarms.com Website: www.magalifarms.com Services: Breeding, Boarding, Breaking, Training, Lay-Ups & Sales Preparation

Stallions: Atticus (Nureyev) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,000 Live Foal Decarchy (Distant View) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,000 Live Foal Good Journey (Nureyev) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,000 Live Foal Lit de Justice (El Gran Senor) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Private Treaty Mr. Broad Blade (Broad Brush) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500 Live Foal Olmodavor (A.P. Indy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,000 Live Foal Rio Charmant (Evansville Slew). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500 Live Foal Ten Most Wanted (Deputy Commander) . . . . . . . . $3,000 Live Foal Thoroughbred Population (October 2010):

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Alua Software. Harris Farms here in California and Vinery in Kentucky also use this low-cost computer software to run their businesses. Our office staff says that they now have extra time to work on other things.” Tom confirmed, “It’s one of the best things we’ve ever done as it has saved us so much time and money.” The farm also benefits from the services of Alamo Pintado, located just a five-minute drive away in Los Olivos. Dr. Doug Herthel, owner of Alamo Pintado, has put together an excellent staff of veterinarians. “It’s a huge advantage to our farm as Dr. (Ed) Hamer is an incredible repo vet and the best field vet we could ever have,” said Tom. “He can check seventy-five mares with ultrasound between eight o’clock and noon; I don’t think there are a lot of vets who can do that. During foaling season, we have three to four people here every night checking on the pregnant mares. One of them drives the farm all night long with a floodlight making sure the mares are safe. That, and the job that Alamo Pintado does for us, sets us apart from everyone else.” Rich added, “It’s a great feeling knowing we have the resources of Alamo Pintado supporting us.” Last but not least is the farm’s nutrition program that was developed right from the start by Tom and nutritionist Steve Jackson (Ph. D.). “Quality feed has always been most important to us, so that’s why we have always taken grass samples from the pastures and core samples of the hay and analyzed them quarterly to help formulate a complete, balanced grain,” said Tom. “When Steve looks at all the horses, he tells us that we are hard on him by wanting to change the grain again and again as he feels we are ahead of the curve, even with many of the well-managed farms in Kentucky that we are often compared to. I know our nutrition program is really good, but I always want to do better.” So Magali’s constant commitment to caring for its horses can be summed up by Tom’s words. “When we send mares back from being bred, people always say, ‘What do you do with these horses? How do you get them looking so good?’ It’s obviously the nutrition and care. Every horse in these pastures gets bathed once or twice a week, while twice or three times a week they get fly spray put on them and their feet get dressings put on them. There’s nothing better for them than lots of TLC.” More Of The Same When asked about the future, Rich’s answer was simple, “More of the same for us. I like our business model; I think it works well because it’s pretty unique in that we are here for our customers as opposed to owning our own mares. Taking care of our customer’s horses so they continue to trust us and continue to use our services, is what makes a substantial business. With just under 300 horses on the farm right now, Magali has room to grow but Gaby cautiously commented, “Of course we have the facility and staff to handle more horses but we want to grow smartly. We only want to grow

Stallions…………….8 Broodmares………..94 Weanlings………….62 Yearlings…………..66 Horses In Training…24 Lay-Ups…….……..23 Others……………..19 TOTAL……….….296

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That allure led to healthy attendance at the sale grounds, as well as higher prices for those horses who stood out on their pedigree and physical merits. The Top Crowd-Pleasers Seated next to prominent trainer Bob Baffert, who has saddled three winners of the Kentucky Derby (grade I) during his illustrious career, Thoroughbred Owners of California Chairman Arnold Zetcher signed a $105,000 sales ticket for the appropriately named Derby Gold, a long-limbed Bertrando colt whose purchase price was the highest of the two-day event. The California-bred yearling was produced by River Gold, an unraced daughter of Seeking the Gold out of grade III winner Cat Appeal, and consigned to the auction by Rick and Kathy Taylor’s Special T Thoroughbreds Inc. as agent for his breeder, Win More Farm. The sale-topper’s 2008 half-sibling, a Sky Mesa colt named Three Scoops, sold for $65,000 to Lebherz Thoroughbreds LLC as the highest-priced representative of his gender at the 2009 Inaugural California Cup Yearling Sale. Another member of Bertrando’s 2009 foal crop commanded the second-highest price of the 2010 sale: a filly out of the unraced Pirate’s Bounty mare Wisdom Keeper, the dam of three stakes horses to date, including Bertrando’s Northern California stakes winner Seam Seeker. Offered through the Wygods’ West Coast reduction of yearlings, the California-bred filly represents the productive family of grade I winners Private Persuasion and Da’ Tara, and was bought at Barretts for $87,000 by Narvick International Inc., agent. Several other state-bred yearlings yielded notable prices, including an Unusual Heat filly out of the stakes producer Continued on next page

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The buyers who frequented the 2010 California Cup Yearling Sale on Oct. 12-13 got a lot more than they bargained for: more horses on offer, more variety among the bloodstock and, ultimately, more competition for their bidding dollars. Boosted by the accompaniment of a rare dispersal from one of California’s most dominant breeders of the past three decades, the state’s premier marketplace for young racing prospects was bustling with activity both before and during its two-day run at Fairplex in Pomona. The unique set of circumstances led to across-the-board improvements in all statistical categories when the results were compiled by the host company, Barretts Equine Limited. From the 198 yearlings offered in the regular portion of the 2010 sale, 160 were reported as sold for a total of $2,260,400, representing a 2.3 percent increase from last year’s gross of $2,209,600 for 178 yearlings sold during a single session. This year’s average price of $14,128 for yearlings was 13.8 percent higher than the $12,413 average in 2009. The median skyrocketed 80 percent, from $5,000 to $9,000, while the sale’s buy-back rate also showed significant improvement at 19.2 percent, compared to 31 percent last year. But foals of 2009 were not the only horses led through the Barretts sales ring this year. The 2010 event was expanded to a two-day format to accommodate a complete dispersal of West Coast breeding stock by Martin and Pam Wygod, the leading breeders in California from 2006 through 2008 who recently announced the closure of their River Edge Farm in Buellton, the transfer of their statebased stallions—Benchmark, Bertrando, Dixie Chatter and Tribal Rule—to Ballena Vista Farm and the relocation of their remaining equine holdings to Kentucky. The announcement provided an opportunity for other regional breeders to tap into the bloodlines that the Wygods have cultivated to much success in California and, in many cases, to upgrade their own bloodstock. Accordingly, the response was overwhelmingly positive. From the 88 mares and weanlings offered in the Wygod dispersal, which opened the sale in an afternoon session on Oct. 12, all were reported as sold for gross receipts of $823,100, representing an average price of $9,353 and a median of $5,500. Sixty mares sold for a cumulative $557,700, while the remaining $265,400 was generated by the sale of 28 weanlings. “The Wygod dispersal certainly brought buyers here that would not have come otherwise,” said Barretts Vice President and Controller Bill Baker. “Several of these buyers were only interested in broodmares, but there was certainly some cross-interest (and purchasing) between players in the two auctions.”

Derby Gold, a yearling colt by Ballena Vista Farm’s Bertrando bred in California by Win More Farm and consigned by Special T Thoroughbreds Inc., topped Barretts Equine Limited’s 2010 California Cup Yearling Sale at $105,000.

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California Cup Yearling Sale Cont’d. Sarah’s Echo who sold for $70,000 from Andy Havens’ Havens Bloodstock Agency consignment, a Tribal Rule colt out of the winning A. P Jet mare Foxy Faith who was consigned by agent Adrian Gonzalez of Checkmate Thoroughbreds and sold for $59,000, an Exchange Rate colt from the family of the grade II-winning millionaire and first-year California stallion Papa Clem who was plucked from agent Tat Yakutis’ Yakutis Enterprises LLC consignment for $57,000 and a colt by the Cal-bred grade I winner Officer out of the stakes producer Raney Raney who was consigned by Havens and who secured a winning bid of $50,000. Among the top-priced yearlings who were bred outside of California were a Southern Image half-sister to 2010 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (grade II) winner Caracortado who sold for $60,000 from the McCarthy Bloodstock consignment and a Vindication colt out of the grade II-placed stakes winner Storm’s Darling who sold for $50,000 after being exhibited by agent Greg Fanning of J & M Thoroughbreds. The auction’s most expensive representative from the Wygod dispersal was the stakes-placed winner Digestivo, a four-year-old daughter of War Chant who fetched a final bid of $52,000 from Elena Crim of H & E Ranch Inc. She was produced by the grade III winner Gastronomical, and sold in foal on a Feb. 15 cover by Dixie Chatter. A fresh catalog update led to the dispersal’s second-highest price. Anachristina, a 16-year-old Slewpy mare offered in foal to Tribal Rule, elicited spirited bidding and a final purchase price of $49,000 from Narvick International just three days after her five-year-old Bertrando gelding, Liber-

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ian Freighter, won the grassy, $150,000 Oak Tree Mile Stakes (grade II) during the Oak Tree Racing Association meet at Hollywood Park. Selling the best among the Wygod weanlings was a colt by Unusual Heat who commanded a $47,000 bid from Ray Bell, agent. The youngster is the sixth foal out of the unplaced Rahy mare Untamed Beauty, a half-sister to the dam of the grade I winner and 2010 California first-year stallion Square Eddie. Three buyers spent $105,000 each to top the list of purchasers in the yearling portion of the sale. Zetcher’s lone selection of the sale-topper shared equal billing with Chaiken Family Trust and Shefa Enterprises Inc., each of which acquired three yearlings for the same aggregate amount. California breeder Shirley Kimball signed for six broodmares from the Wygod dispersal in the name of S K Racing Stable, installing herself as the top buyer for this portion of the sale. Kimball’s total expenditures were $97,500. Kings River Ranch purchased 10 mares and weanlings for $93,000, while H & E Ranch spent $89,000 on three broodmare acquisitions. Due to the strength of their downsizing efforts, Martin and Pam Wygod topped the 2010 consignor list with 31 yearlings sold for total receipts of $489,000. Havens Bloodstock Agency ranked second among all sellers, with 32 yearlings sold for $420,900. Rounding out the list of top five consignors and agents were Jack and Barb Hatch’s Green Acre Stables, with eight yearlings sold for $180,600, Yakutis Enterprises, with 12 yearlings sold for $169,600, and Sam Hendricks, with 13 yearlings sold for $143,600. Among the California-based stallions who were represented by offspring in the catalog, perennial progeny earnings leader Unusual Heat reigned supreme, with five yearlings who grossed $130,000 for a $26,000 average. Former state leader Bertrando also remained in demand; 21 of his yearlings sold for a cumulative $495,900 and an average of $23,614. Unusual Heat led all sires by weanling price as well, with three of his 2010 foals selling for an average of $20,500. The leading covering sire for the Wygod dispersal was Dixie Chatter, who generated an average price of $10,877 from 13 in-foal broodmares sold. Tribal Rule also was popular; 23 mares carrying his foals grossed $202,900. Based on the positive feedback and financials from this year’s sale, Barretts officials are considering the options for future yearling sales. “We had decided to have a two-day sale format prior to the inclusion of the Wygod breeding stock,” Baker explained. “We were pleased with the outcome. We will definitely consider keeping the same format, but this may well depend on the number of yearlings that we offer in 2011, since we anticipate a smaller yearling crop to sell next year.” For hip-by-hip results of the 2010 California Cup Yearling Sale and the accompanying Wygod dispersal, visit www.barretts.com.

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by MARCIE HEACOX out of Jewel of the Night, by Giant’s Causeway, could run in either the grade I, $2 million Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic or grade I, $1 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint. The Sprint is more likely, but Cassidy says he’s “leaving the option open.” The late Tom Braly, along with his wife Marilyn, have run Evening Jewel in turf races of late, winning the grade II Honeymoon and San Clemente Handicaps and grade I Del Mar Oaks, but she’s no slouch on the Churchill Downs dirt. She ran second by a nose in April’s grade I, $584,300 Kentucky Oaks. Cassidy may also commit The Usual Q.T., a dual grade I winner and the California Champion Three-Year-Old Male of 2009. The gelded son of Unusual Heat stumbled in two starts on all-weather surfaces this year but was strong on the turf, leading him to the grade I, $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile. His 2010 resumé includes a win in the grade I, $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes and a second-place finish in the grade I, $972,704 Woodbine Mile on Sept. 19. Owners Don Van Racing, Michael Nentwig, George Saadeh and Jeffrey Byer may send him to either the Breeders’ Cup or $100,000 California Cup Mile on Oct. 30 Former claimer Quick Enough joined the brigade after he took the grade III, $100,000 Morvich Handicap on Oct. 11. The race is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the Turf Sprint, but the son of Harris Farms’ late stallion High Brite isn’t Breeders’ Cup nominated, so his owners would have to supplement him for $100,000. “We had talked to the Sarno’s and the Suarez’s that if he won today and came out of it good, that they would be okay writing a check,” trainer Doug O’Neill said. A third Cal-bred may join the Turf Sprint fray in the form of Unzip Me. The four-year-old filly packs plenty of

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The California-breds pointing toward the 2010 Breeders’ Cup World Championships have to live up to higher than usual expectations coming off a year with a record two Calbred winners—Dancing in Silks in the grade I, $1,818,000 Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Sprint and California Flag in the $909,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint—at Santa Anita Park. Both of these co-California Horses of the Year are planning a defense of their title in this year’s 27th renewal at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, on Nov. 5-6. Following his Breeders’ Cup score, Hi Card Ranch’s homebred California Flag traveled the world in the group I Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint and group III Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai. Upon his return home, the son of Avenue of Flags and 2008/2009 California Broodmare of the Year Ultrafleet prevailed in a blanket finish to win the $102,175 Green Flash Handicap at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Aug. 18. California Flag then finished last in his final Breeders’ Cup prep, the grade III, $100,000 Woodford Stakes at Keeneland on Oct. 9. However, trainer Brian Koriner couldn’t find anything wrong with the horse, and the team will forge on to Louisville for a third run in the Turf Sprint, upgraded to a grade II this year. “He’ll have three more works before the Breeders’ Cup, and that’ll give us a chance to see if he’s fine,” Koriner said. Dancing in Silks, on the other hand, is winless in four starts since his 25-1 upset victory in the Sprint, and will not return for a repeat effort. Despite losing a defending champion, Cal-breds still go to Louisville with a fighting chance. Trainer Jim Cassidy may come with a sharp, twopronged attack, led by the 2009/2010 Valkyr Trophy winner Evening Jewel. The three-year-old filly by Northern Afleet

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punch with six wins in seven starts this year, including a trio of grade IIIs. However, co-owners Harris Farms, Per Antonsen, Don Valpredo and trainer Marty Jones may enter her in the $100,000 California Cup Distaff instead. When the Breeders’ Cup was held at Santa Anita in 2008 and 2009, the Oak Tree Racing Association moved Cal Cup to the beginning of the meet to give Cal-breds a chance to run on both championship days, but this year it returns to its customary position on closing weekend. Because of this, Cal-breds likely lose the aid of Liberian Freighter. The son of Ballena Vista Farm’s Bertrando qualified for the Mile with his upset win in the grade II, $150,000 Oak Tree Mile Stakes on Oct. 9, but trainer Neil Drysdale indicated his next start would be the $100,000 Cal Cup Mile. On the longer side of things, trainer Mike Mitchell is seriously considering the grade III, $500,000 Breeders’ Cup Marathon for Gregory Unruh’s Where’s the Remote. The gelding ran second in his stakes debut in October’s grade I, $250,000 Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship Stakes at 1 1/4 miles on the Hollywood Park turf, and would stretch out to 1 3/4 miles on dirt should he go to Churchill. Old English Rancho bred the gelding from a match of Unbridled Native and unraced Sit Back ’n Relax. Going beyond horses foaled in California, the Golden State is also represented in the Breeders’ Cup through current California stallions and the progeny of Cal-breds. Golden Eagle Farm’s Stormin Fever is the sire of Kentucky-bred Check the Label. As one of the East Coast’s top three-year-old turf fillies, she first clashed with Evening Jewel in the QE II before a possible tilt at the grade I, $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf. Stormin Fever also sired Canadian champion Biofuel, who’s possible for the Ladies’ Classic. Kentucky-bred Secret Gypsy is by Ballena Vista’s Sea of Secrets, and she rides a three-race win streak into the Filly and Mare Sprint. Two-time grade I, Breeders’ Cup Classic-winning Calbred Tiznow has flourished at stud in Kentucky, and he’s not about to slow down with possible favorite Tizway in the

grade I, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile and outsider Morning Line in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. The grade I, $2 million Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile is shaping up as a face-off between two sons of Cal-bred stallions. Officer’s Boys at Tosconova and Indian Charlie’s Uncle Mo enter off dominant grade I wins in the $237,500 Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes and $300,000 Champagne Stakes, respectively. Indian Charlie could have an additional presence in the juvenile divisions if undefeated Canadian-bred Roxy Gap trains sufficiently for the grade II, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. Gary Seidler and Peter Vegso’s homebred Unrivaled Belle comes to the Ladies’ Classic after a consistent 2010 campaign with two wins and three placings from six tries. Her dam is Queenie Belle, a dual grade II-winning Cal-bred by Bertrando. Unrivaled Belle’s primary opponent will be top threeyear-old filly Blind Luck, owned in part by California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) members Mark DeDomenico and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. CTBA members are represented in the Sprint by Patrick Sheehy’s Super Horse Inc., owner of globetrotting grade I winner Kinsale King, and Phil Lebherz, co-owner of dual grade Iwinning three-year-old Smiling Tiger. In the Mile, leading California breeders Pam and Marty Wygod plan to enter Courageous Cat, hoping to improve upon his second-place finish last year. They may also aim their dual grade I winner Harmonious at the Filly and Mare Turf. Last but not least, CTBA members have two horses in the spotlight in the Classic. Mike Pegram is the principal owner of 2009 Eclipse Champion Two-Year-Old Male and leading three-year-old colt Lookin At Lucky, but the eyes of the horse racing world, and beyond, will be on Zenyatta. Jerry and Ann Moss’ champion mare is back to defend her Classic title while attempting to remain undefeated in 20 starts. She’s the strongest card in the deck of what could be one of California’s best showings in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

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The 13th Annual Harris Ranch Seminar, every one phone call, the editors assume ten sponsored by the California Thoroughbred or twenty other people have the same idea,” Breeders Association (CTBA) and the she explained. “People have always liked Oak Tree Racing Association, took place on horse stories, so we need to make a concenSept. 24-25. trated effort to get more horse stories out A diverse crowd of industry professionals there.” in attendance was treated to a wealth of West Point Thoroughbreds’ Vice Presiinformation focusing on the event’s theme dent of West Coast Operations, Jeffrey of “Marketing the Thoroughbred.” Bloom, spoke about his company’s utilization Donal Ryan The CTBA’s Executive Vice President of many marketing tools, including its comand General Manager, Doug Burge, opened mitment to using social media sites such as the proceedings with a short introduction Facebook and Twitter. “Marketing isn’t an and explained the recent legislation allowafterthought, it’s a necessity,” Bloom stated ing for an increase in exotic handle takeout. firmly. “The natural instinct is to pull back “You don’t always want to increase takeout, your advertising during a rough economy, but but California’s is still equal to, or lower you must be aggressive during the tough than, any other state and the money genertimes.” He also stressed that companies need ated will all go to purses,” he explained. to find their target audience and stick with The first featured speaker was Donal Ryan, them. “Don’t try to be all things to all an Irishman who introduced the crowd to people,” Bloom said. “Get focused, and you Jeffrey Bloom Equinome, a new technology that uses a will attract the customers you need.” horse’s genes to identify its optimum racing Michael O’Hagan, Chief Executive of Irish distance. Dr. Emmeline Hill and ThoroughThoroughbred Marketing (ITM), discussed bred trainer Jim Bolger launched Equinome in the way Ireland is addressing the issues January of this year, and have been using it to facing breeding and racing in that country. correctly identify whether a horse will be a “Irish Thoroughbred Marketing is an entity sprinter, middle distance runner or router. people can call if they want to find out Breeders can use the technology to accurately about stallions, or want to buy at our sales,” produce a specific type of foal, and trainers can O’Hagan explained. ITM is aggressively decipher exactly where to start their young targeting potential buyers in Singapore who are Michael O’Hagan racehorses. interested in owning Irish-bred racehorses. Ryan’s speech was followed by a Journal“You have to solidify your links with existing ist Panel consisting of the Thoroughbred Times’ Larry markets while exploring new ones,” O’Hagan said. Stewart, Jack Shinar from The Blood-Horse and Debbie The afternoon ended with a panel of state industry Arrington of the Sacramento Bee. They debated the current leaders detailing their organizations and the roles they play challenges facing the media’s ability to get horse racing’s in the local industry. The group consisted of: Burge; CTBA message out to the broadest audience possible. Arrington Past President and Past Chairman of the California Horse recommended that every racing fan speak up and call their Racing Board (CHRB), John Harris; Chris Korby, Execulocal news affiliates, urging them to cover the sport. “For tive Director of the California Authority of Racing Fairs (CARF); David Bloom, a Director of Journalist Panel: the Thoroughbred Owners of California “You’ve Got News: How to Share Your Message With a Broader Audience”

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Varela discussed plans to develop mini satellite wagering sites in unconventional places, such as restaurants. Korby reminded everyone that, “if this sport is going to make it, we have to all go there together.” After a cocktail reception, the evening’s dinner included keynote speaker Keith Brackpool, the current Chairman of the CHRB. His positive speech outlined the CHRB’s proactive attempts to revive the industry. Doug Burge John Harris Chris Korby “Five years ago, this industry was in complete denial,” Brackpool said. “It took an entire decade for people to realize that there are structural changes we need to make in this sport in order to save it.” Brackpool advised adding ambassadors at the tracks to explain the sport to new fans, suggested experimenting with twilight racing throughCraig Fravel and Charles out the week and wondered if cutting race Dougherty (left to right) David Bloom Tom Varela dates further would increase field sizes. (TOC); the President and General Manager of the “We are letting a sea of negativity almost drown us,” BrackDel Mar Thoroughbred Club, Craig Fravel; Southern pool said. “We are in this business because it’s beautiful, it California Offtrack Wagering Inc.’s General Manager, Tom has a gambling element to it, it has uncertainty and it has some Varela; and Charles Doughtry Jr., the of the greatest characters of any sport. So what is the fix?” Deputy Director and Representative He warned against pursuing in Northern California of the Califorsalvation via slot machines. Keynote Speaker nia Thoroughbred Trainers (CTT). “For too long, racing has been Keith Brackpool searching for a silver bullet. I don’t think slots are a panacea, I think slots are a five to seven-year fix.” Brackpool also urged attendees not to worry about remarketing the sport, yet. “You don’t remarket a product that is struggling,” he said. “You fix the product, then remarket.” On Saturday, seminar Fravel spoke of Del Mar’s advantage attendees were invited to a over other tracks with its superior racing dates and tour at Harris Farms’ Horse Division, where they saw location, as well as community support. He admitted that some of California’s premier stallions: Unusual Heat, although Del Mar’s attendance figures are increased with the track’s popular free Friday Barbara Marsh: night concert series, the final race on each “Selling The Friday is the highest bet race of any day other Non-Racing Thoroughbred” than Saturday, proving that young people will bet once in the door. Burge addressed the current state of the breeding industry, saying that although the crop size was down, California still ranked third in the counSwiss Yodeler and top freshman sire Lucky Pulpit. try for foal production. He Afterward in the open arena, Barbara Marsh, also reminded attendees who specializes in retraining ex-racehorses, that 55 to 60 percent of made a presentation and performed a demonthe state’s fields are made stration illustrating how to sell the non-racing up of California-breds. Thoroughbred.

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Geri Forrester: Keeping It In The Family

CTBA Member Profile by EMILY SHIELDS

Jane, her husband Dan Chambers, and Barbara Rago. He won seven of 21 starts and $605,350, largely attained because of his victory in the grade I, $500,000 Haskell Invitational Handicap at New Jersey’s Monmouth Park in 1990. In that 1 1/8-mile contest, Restless Con outran multiple stakes winner Baron de Vaux and the 1989 Eclipse Award-winning Breeders’ Cup Juvenile hero Rhythm, but it isn’t that surprise victory which Forrester remembers. “The whole family was there for the race, including my toddler granddaughter Makenna,” Forrester recalled. “She was just learning to walk at the time, but her parents had forgotten her shoes at the hotel.” As the family gathered in the winner’s circle, a passerby joked, “Maybe they can now afford to get the kid some shoes!” Although Makenna doesn’t remember the incident, she still has a special bond with Restless Con. “She used to call him Po, short for Pony,” said Forrester, “and, to this day, she can yell, ‘Hey, Po!’ and he’ll come over to her.” “I always loved going to the barn to see Restless Con,” Makenna adds. “He was a little ornery to some people, but he never tried to bite me. Going to the backside and seeing the horses in the barns is my favorite part of the racetrack.” Restless Con was retired in 1992, and Forrester bought out her daughter’s ownership share so that she could stand him as

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Winning isn’t Geri Forrester’s favorite part of the racetrack experience, although she has been steadily breeding and campaigning classy horses for the last three decades. Instead, Forrester savors sharing the thrill of racing with her family, who often accompany her to the track. Makenna Chambers, Forrester’s granddaughter, has taken a special interest in her grandmother’s passion, and they have bonded over some incredible equine experiences, from sharing the birth of a foal to standing in the winner’s circle together. Like many young girls, Forrester fell in love with horses at an early age. Although she rode as a child and visited the now defunct Bay Meadows, she didn’t join the racing industry until the 1970s. Recent National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame inductee Michael “Buster” Millerick trained Forrester’s first racehorse, an inconsequential claimer she owned in partnership with Frank McGinnis. “I was really more interested in the breeding end of it, so I decided to go out on my own,” Forrester said. “I bought a mare named Filouette, and she was the start of everything.” Filouette, a six-time winner by Wallet Lifter, was a reliable broodmare, producing seven winning offspring. However, it wasn’t until 1987, that she foaled a future star: a gray son of Restless Native named Restless Con. Restless Con raced in partnership for trainer Duane Offield, Forrester’s daughter

Grade I Haskell Invitational Handicap—July 28, 1990

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a stallion. Restless Con’s best runner was California-bred Echo Eddie, a 10-time winner from 38 starts with seven seconds and three thirds. The gray gelding earned $1,044,354 and finished second in the group I, $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen in 2002. Although Resltess Con is now pensioned from his 1993 to 2004 stallion duty and living out his life at Once Over Farm in Morgan Hill, Forrester believes his legacy will continue as a broodmare sire. She noted, “He was a fine stallion, but he’s been a great broodmare sire for me.” The 69-year-old Forrester proved her point when Cayambe, a gelding she bred, won the $75,000 Ralph M. Hinds Handicap at Fairplex Park on Sept. 26. The chestnut son of Helmsman is out of Forrester’s winning Restless Con mare Pacaya. “Pacaya only raced twice for me before she became injured, so I tried to sell her at auction but she didn’t meet her reserve. I had an inquiry from someone to buy her privately, but I just ended up bringing her home.” Forrester added with a laugh, “Some of my best decisions have been by accident.” All four of Pacaya’s foals to race are winners, including the stakes-placed, $113,333-earner Momotombo, and now Cayambe, who has nine wins and earnings of $360,976. Although Cayambe was claimed from Forrester in 2008, she is pleased with how he has been handled. “As a breeder you have no control over the horse once they leave your ownership, and you’re at the mercy of the trainer. Cayambe’s trainer Victor Garcia understands the horse perfectly and has done a great job.” Forrester, a CTBA member since 1977, has had continued success with Pacaya’s offspring. She campaigned Cayambe’s younger full sister, Ayelu, in partnership with her horse-crazy granddaughter, Makenna. “The only thing Makenna wanted

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for her 18th birthday was half of a horse,” Forrester explained. Ayelu broke her maiden in her second try and won twice more for the pair before being claimed away. Forrester has had to watch another equine family achieve success without her. She purchased a filly named Scatillac to race, but the daughter of Groovy was injured before her debut. Forrester bred Scatillac to Prized, and the mating produced the winner Romantic Fibs, who became the dam of grade I winner Romance is Diane and grade II winner Romanceishope, both California champions. “Unfortunately, I sold her in Kentucky as a weanling,” Forrested lamented. A resident of Hillsborough, California, Forrester has been trying to share the racing experience with her family for two generations. “When my children were younger we would have a naming party every year,” she said. “I’d list the pedigrees of that crop of foals and everyone would come up with names.” And Forrester takes naming quite seriously: “It’s hard to think of something good, something that makes sense with the breeding; I like to make the breeding count.” For example, Pacaya was named after a volcano for her fiery spirit, and her subsequent foals, such as Cayambe, were also named after volcanoes. Makenna, who now attends the University of California, Merced, eagerly devours racing knowledge passed to her by Forrester and admits she would be more than willing to take over her grandmother’s operation one day. “I love going to the farms, meeting the foals, and then seeing them at the track. It’s just something we share. She’s taught me to understand how things can go wrong in this business, and where to avoid trouble,” she said. “I’ve learned so much from her.” As a mother, grandmother, owner and breeder, Forrester has done her job.

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The Grade California-Breds

Liberian Freighter: Only A Matter Of Time

by EMILY SHIELDS Liberian Freighter and Colgan’s Chip must have heard the news: no California-bred had ever won the grade II Oak Tree Mile Stakes. When the heavily favored Sidney’s Candy was scratched hours before post time, the state-bred duo took advantage and treated the crowd to a thrilling stretch duel. It appeared that both of them wanted to stake their claim as the first Cal-bred to win the $150,000 race, but Liberian Freighter prevailed, squeaking out the victory by a nose during its 25th renewal on Oct. 9. From its inception in 1986 until 1996, the race was known as the Colonel F. W. Koester Handicap. Koester was the General Manager and Executive Vice President of the California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (CTBA) for many years, and is a member of the California Racing Hall of Fame. Prior to Liberian Freighter’s breakthrough, Cal-breds have run well in the race but simply fell short. Most recently, Road to Slew finished second in 2000, and, prior to that, Cal-breds ran second three years in a row with Journalism in 1994, and Megan’s Interco in 1995 and 1996. Mangaki crossed the wire in second in the race’s inaugural running in 1986, but was disqualified to third. Two would-be state runners did find the winner’s circle; a daughter of In Excess (Ire), Musical Chimes, scored in 2004, and Designed For Luck, a Kentucky-bred from the stable of major California breeders John and Betty Mabee, won in 2003. Three stallions who stood here at one time, Silic (Fr), Urgent Request (Ire) and Political Ambition each won the race, as did Singletary, who currently stands at Harris Ranch in Coalinga. With all of these near misses, it was only a matter of time before the stars finally aligned for a Cal-bred! The field of six broke well and Tropic Storm and Colgan’s

Chip immediately moved off to duel early in the eight-furlong turf contest. After a rapid first fraction (:23.01), Colgan’s Chip and jockey Brice Blanc backed off, while Liberian Freighter and Martin Garcia tracked comfortably in third. Colgan’s Chip collared the front-runner again at the quarter pole and took the lead, but Liberian Freighter ran him down. For a few dramatic strides they were locked in battle, then Liberian Freighter stuck his nose in front, completing the race in 1:33.24. Despite coming off a victory in the $93,650 Harry F. Brubaker Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Aug. 25, Liberian Freighter was dismissed as the field’s 22-1 longshot. The win, his fourth in a stakes race overall, was the eighth of his career in 22 starts with two seconds and five thirds. Owned by King Edward Racing Stable, Shawn Dugan and Charles Winner, Liberian Freighter has earned $571,740 in the care of trainer Neil Drysdale. King Edward Racing Stable also bred the five-year-old son of Bertrando (Ballena Vista Farm), who is out of the unraced Slewpy daughter, Anachristina. She has a royal pedigree; her dam, Childhood Memories, is a half-sister to dual grade I winner and productive broodmare Memories of Silver. Anachristina sold as part of the Wygod Breeding Stock Dispersal on Oct. 12, for $49,000 as the second highest price of the sale. The Oak Tree Mile is part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” series, which means that Liberian Freighter has secured a spot in the grade I, $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, on Nov. 6. However, both Liberian Freighter and Colgan’s Chip are expected to remain at Hollywood Park to compete in the $100,000 John C. Mabee California Cup Mile Handicap on Saturday, Oct. 30.

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Grade II Oak Tree Mile Stakes Hollywood Park—Saturday,Ê"V̜ber 9, 2010

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The Grade California-Breds

Unzip Me: Oh So Typical

by EMILY SHIELDS Few horses in the country have put together as strong a season as Unzip Me, the California-bred filly who has now won six of seven starts, including five stakes races, in 2010. On Sept. 30, opening day of Hollywood Park’s first Oak Tree Racing Association meet, Unzip Me made the grade III, $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Handicap her most recent conquest. Sent off as the 3-5 favorite, the flashy four-year-old turned in a typical Unzip Me performance: she got to the lead, then she ran her six overmatched rivals off their feet. Under jockey Rafael Bejarano, Unzip Me led at every call in the six-furlong turf dash, turning back a challenge from fellow Cal-bred Waveline in deep stretch to score by 1 1/2 lengths. She stopped the clock in 1:08.50 while picking up her third grade III victory of the year. Waveline finished three quarters of a length in front of runner-up Bonifacio, while the 4-1 second choice Alpha Kitten, a grade II winner of 2009, finished sixth. If not for a narrow loss to males in June, Unzip Me would be undefeated this year. She began the season with a front running victory in an allowance optional claiming race at Santa Anita Park in January, which served as a prep race to her victories in the $100,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes and grade III, $100,000 Las Cienegas Handicap over the same course in March and April, respectively. She waltzed through May’s $74,230 Great Lady M. Stakes at Hollywood Park before running a tenacious third in the $75,410 Robert K. Kerlan Memorial on June 27, missing by less than a length. She rebounded from that effort—and proved she could win on the road—when taking the grade III, $153,072 Royal North Stakes at Woodbine Racecourse in Ontario, Canada, during August. Unzip Me has earned $486,988 with nine wins, two seconds and two thirds in 15 starts. She was bred by

Harris Farms Inc., and is owned in partnership by Harris, Don Valpredo, Per Antonsen and trainer Martin Jones. Unzip Me is the product of Harris and Valpredo’s lengthy partnership, which began in the early 1980s when they purchased a Boldnesian mare named In Prime Time, who became the second dam of Soviet Problem. That brilliantly fast mare, who earned $905,546 while winning 15 of her 20 starts, is the second dam of Unzip Me. “We bred Soviet Problem to Arazi because I liked him when I saw him at Three Chimneys Farm and recalled his brilliant win in the 1991 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile,” Harris remembered. The resulting foal was named Escape With Me, and although she broke her maiden at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club by three lengths in 2001, Harris notes, “she was somewhat of a disappointment.” Escape With Me was retired, and after producing a son of High Brite in 2004, Harris chose the hard-knocking young sprinter, City Zip, to be her second mate. He used both sides of the pedigree to come up with the filly’s moniker: “I named the foal Unzip Me because to escape from something, one must first get unzipped,” Harris explained. Valpredo recalled how Harris Farms’ trainer, Antonsen, and Jones joined the ownership team. “Per said that he really liked the filly and thought she had some potential, and asked if he could purchase a 10 percent interested in her and I said it was certainly okay with me,” Valpredo said. “That night at dinner, he and Marty plied us with a couple of drinks and before we knew it, we sold a 10 percent interest to Marty as well!” All four men look forward to Unzip Me’s next start, which most likely will come in the grade II, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saurday, Nov. 6.

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Grade III Senator Ken Maddy Handicap Hollywood Park—Saturday, September 30, 2010

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Quick Enough: A Good Catch

by LARRY STEWART “Quick Enough just that in Morvich Handicap victory,” read the headline on the Thoroughbred Times web site after the six-year-old California-bred gelding won the grade III, $100,000 stakes on Oct. 11, during this year’s Oak Tree Racing Association meeting at Hollywood Park. Headline writers love catchy names. Quick Enough’s connections—past and present—simply love the horse. Bred by Harris Farms in the San Joaquin Valley, the son of High Brite out of the winning Moscow Ballet mare Donna B. Quick, has won seven of 14 starts and earned $270,120. He has been claimed three times. The current owners are Michael Bello, Russ Sarno and Pablo Suarez. Trainer Doug O’Neill made the $40,000 claim for them on Aug. 5, during the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club meet. “He’s such a competitor and he’s a fantastic looking horse,” O’Neill said. “Another plus is that he is Cal-bred. And having him bred by John Harris, who does such a great job raising Thoroughbreds, is an added bonus.” Mike Mitchell trained Quick Enough for another partnership group for one race, that win at Del Mar in August. Before that, yet another partnership group had Ron Ellis training Quick Enough for seven races, four of which were winning efforts. Harris and trainer Carla Gaines had him for four races, from his debut win to when he was claimed from them at Santa Anita Park on Dec. 29, 2007. “I recall being somewhat surprised we had lost him,” Harris said. “But I don’t really have much seller’s remorse. We were trying to win a race and thought we had to run him where he had a shot.” In the Morvich, Quick Enough won by 1 1/2 lengths with Patrick Valenzuela aboard. He stalked pacesetter Lt. Hopeful into the stretch before making a powerful move

two-wide and taking the lead as he covered the six furlongs in 1:08.42 on firm turf. Quick Enough became the ninth Cal-bred to win the Morvich in its 37-year history. California Flag won the last two editions, but before that the race had not been won by a Cal-bred since Dr. Brent in 1988. The Morvich is part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” series, so Quick Enough’s likely next race will be the grade II, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, a fivefurlong affair on the Breeders’ Cup card at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday, Nov. 6. But before that race, his owners have to pay a $90,000 supplemental entry fee. An initial payment of $30,000 was due Oct. 25. “We are going to pay it all as long as the horse is sound,” said Bello, a 55-year-old Orange County building contractor who also owns a winery in Napa Valley. The entry fee would have been only $10,000 (one percent of the purse) had Harris paid a $500 nomination fee when Quick Enough was a weanling on his farm. “I got a text message from John after we won the Morvich saying, ‘I wish I had paid the fee and saved you guys all that money,’” Bello said with a laugh. Harris liked Quick Enough well enough. “He was a well-balanced colt with a good attitude,” he said. “I’m not sure why we didn’t nominate him as a weanling. Maybe I was just going through one of my cheap phases.” Another horse that figures to run in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint is Unzip Me, whom Harris bred and owns with longtime partner Don Valpredo; Per Antonsen and trainer Marty Jones are also owners. Unzip Me has now won nine of 15 starts with earnings of $486,988. Said Harris: “I’d like to see an Unzip Me-Quick Enough exacta.”

Grade III Morvich Handicap Hollywood Park—Monday, October 11, 2010

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by EMILY SHIELDS piloted the chestnut gelding, who was collecting his ninth win in 37 tries, with five seconds and four thirds. Ownd by Lucky Charm Stable, he has earned $360,976. Miguel Rubio claimed Cayambe for $25,000 on July 31, 2009, a race in which Cayambe was injured and vanned off. Rubio and trainer Victor Garcia were patient, and although Cayambe did not return until April 18 of this year, he won his first two starts back at 30-1 and 9-1 odds. Cayambe lost three straight stakes attempts on the grass before switching to the main track for the Ralph M. Hinds. Geri Forrester bred Cayambe out of her winning Restless Con mare Pacaya. All four of Pacaya’s foals to race are winners; in 2003, she produced the Wild Gold gelding Momotombo, a stakes-placed winner by Wild Gold who earned $111,333 while winning three of 27 starts. Pacaya’s youngest is a threeyear-old Pine Bluff filly named Tia Tia who is currently in training and is working towards her debut. Regaining Her Form U R All That I Am added to her already impressive resumé with a win in the $50,000 E.B. Johnston Stakes, her third stakes victory of this year. The four-year-old daughter of Valid Wager is out of 2009/2010 California Broodmare of the Year, Fort Silver, who has produced five stakes winners among her nine winners from nine foals to race. U R All That I Am hadn’t won since taking both the $147,000 B. Thoughtful Stakes and the $62,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes on the Hollywood Park turf course this spring. She finished third in the grade II, $150,000 Royal Heroine Mile Stakes, then fifth in both the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s

Cayambe $75,000 Ralph M. Hinds Handicap—September 26, 2010

U R All That I Am $50,000 E. B. Johnston Stakes—September 11, 2010

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Although the 2010 Los Angeles County Fair meet at Fairplex Park in Pomona closed with a decline in handle (down 8.17 percent), the 15-day season still featured safe, competitive dirt racing and introduced fairgoers to the thrill of the sport. The track unveiled Long Board Bar, an open-air bar near the paddock in hopes of garnering increased interest and new fans. There were no fatalities during the meet, despite an increase of horses on the grounds due to the temporary closure of Santa Anita Park. As usual, Fairplex offered several unique promotions during the meet, including a day of wiener dog racing, card giveaways during the “Barretts Weekend of Stars,” which featured famous Barretts Sales graduates, and a “King of the Ring” match race between jockeys David Flores and Martin Pedroza. Flores won by a length, but Pedroza took the riding title for the 12th consecutive year. Doug O’Neill won the training title, while three California-breds and one Kentucky-bred son of a California sire won stakes races. Outrunning His Odds Never dismiss the six-year-old Cal-bred Cayambe, who was sent off at 25-1 in the $75,000 Ralph M. Hinds Handicap on Sept. 26. He ignored his odds for the third time this year, fighting tenaciously in the stretch to win the meet’s most prestigious race while paying $53.40 to his supporters. The son of Helmsman found the front end early in the 1 1/8mile contest, then led his 10 rivals all the way to the wire, turning back challenges from Quindici Man and Red Door Drive in deep stretch to score by a neck. Alonso Quinonez

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$82,500 Osunitas Stakes and $100,000 Solana Beach Handicap, leaving trainer Jerry Hollendorfer perplexed. A switch to the main track at Fairplex did the trick, and U R All That I Am won the 1 1/16-mile event on Sept. 11, by 2 1/2 lengths as the 2-5 favorite. Jockey Pedroza piloted the filly to the lead and steered her through moderate fractions while Initial Impression and Party With Brando chased gamely but were simply outrun to the wire. Silver Heat and Patsy’s Lil Buddy completed the order of finish. U R All That I Am is a homebred for Tom and Debi Stull’s Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, and has earned them $358,219 while winning nine of her 19 starts with three seconds and two thirds. Turning The Tables Just 16 days after Faisca was defeated by Cal-breds Hi Ho Yodeler, Lucky Sis and Swiss Wild Cat in the restricted $100,000 Generous Portion Stakes at Del Mar on Sept. 1, she turned the table on those rivals and won the $50,000 Phil D. Shepherd Stakes. The Cal-bred daughter of Kentucky stallion A.P. Warrior dueled for the early lead under Quinonez before settling in second behind 4-5 favorite Belleofthebridle. Faisca blew that one away around the final turn and won the sevenfurlong contest impressively by 5 1/4 lengths, stopping the clock in 1:25.53. Swiss Wild Cat finished second with Lucky Sis third and Hi Ho Yodeler fourth. Caesar Dominguez trains Faisca, who is a homebred for Peter and Barbara Walski. The juvenile filly, who took three tries to break her maiden but got it done at Del Mar on July 31, has won two of her five starts with one third and has earned $63,320. Faisca is out of the unraced High Yield mare High Warning, a half-sister to stakes winner and $138,562-earner Act Smart. High Warning’s first three foals are all winners; her four-year-old daughter of Victory Gallop named Red Alarm has won six of her 28 starts and is still in competing in New

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Mexico, while her sophomore daughter of Cuvee, Total Mayhem, broke her maiden in Texas earlier this year. High Warning has a yearling filly named Hi Dollar Gambler and a weanling colt named Who’s Awesome, both by the Walski’s Awesome Gambler, a resident of Lovacres Ranch. Back In Command Bench the Judge is back in a big way. The Kentucky-bred son of California sire Benchmark dominated in the $50,000 Pomona Derby on Sept. 25, scoring an impressive win in only his second start off a nine-month layoff. After finishing eighth in the grade III, $750,000 Delta Jackpot Stakes in December, Bench the Judge went to the sidelines until the second day of the Fairplex meet on Sept. 10. He finished second behind Pinal in the $50,000 Jim Kostoff Stakes, missing by only a half-length. That effort set him up for a spectacular performance in the Pomona Derby. With Pedroza in the irons, Bench the Judge flew out of the gate at the start and led briefly until Twenty Hawks took over the lead to set a brisk pace. He never appeared fully relaxed, and Pedroza had his hands full keeping the three-year-old colt quiet until there was a quarter of a mile left to run. Bench the Judge responded immediately, kicked away, and cruised home to score by 3 1/2 lengths over Pico Pico and even-money favorite Gallant Gent. Bench the Judge recorded his third victory in nine starts for owner Robert Master and boosted his earnings to $164,822. Prior to his layoff, Bench the Judge had won the $100,000 California Cup Juvenile Stakes for Master and trainer Doug O’Neill. Nicholas Sibilio bred Bench the Judge, who is the first foal out of the winning Judge T C mare Call a Judge, a full sister to the dual graded stakes winner and $764,341-earner Truly a Judge. Their second dam is In True Form, who is also the second dam of the grade Iwinning Cal-bred Cost of Freedom.

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#44 Thor’s Echo: A Cal-Bred Road Warrior

Cal-Bred Millionaires’ Row

by EMILY SHIELDS Offers started coming in from interested parties, including one from Pablo Suarez and Royce Jaime. The two men were originally interested in Family Guy, the runner-up in Thor’s Echo’s maiden victory, but trainer Doug O’Neill and his brother, bloodstock guru Dennis, discovered that they could get Thor’s Echo for less money than Family Guy. To the tune of $250,000, Thor’s Echo left trainer Patricia Harrington’s barn and moved to O’Neill’s. Jaime and Suarez set out to immediately recoup their investment. Thor’s Echo traveled to Sunland Park in New Mexico for the $104,800 Borderland Derby at 1 1/16 miles, where he went to post as the 5-2 favorite and finished a willing second behind second choice Southern Africa, 5 1/4 lengths clear of third place finisher Dover Dere. “After that race, we weren’t sure if he could go long,” Suarez admitted. Thor’s Echo answered that question emphatically in Sunland Park’s $500,000 WinStar Derby, a 1 1/8-mile contest. Under jockey Corey Nakatani, Thor’s Echo showed speed and then dueled with Southern Africa, who took the lead briefly before Thor’s Echo wrestled it back and pulled away to win by a length. The $270,000 share of the winner’s purse more than paid for Suarez and Jaime’s original investment. Continued on next page

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Most California-breds are content with spending their whole lives in the Golden State. Only the best play on the national stage and, occasionally, one might travel overseas to compete in Hong Kong or Japan. Thor’s Echo is an unusual Cal-bred; not only is he still in training four years after becoming California’s 44th millionaire, but he also resides in the United Arab Emirates. Thor’s Echo is no stranger to exotic destinations, however, as he has been traveling throughout his career. Thor’s Echo, a son of Swiss Yodeler (Harris Farms), was foaled on Feb. 19, 2002. He is the second foal out of the unraced Mr. Integrity mare Helen of Troy, a half-sister to the Cal-bred stakes winner Smokin’ Charlotte. Steve Warner’s Fast Lane Farms, Carleton Block and Harry Forman bred Thor’s Echo in partnership, and it was for this trio, along with David Berlin and Carl Smith, that Thor’s Echo debuted at Hollywood Park on Dec. 18, 2004. In what was to be his lone juvenile start, Thor’s Echo dueled for the lead early, then grimly fought back after being passed in the stretch. He grew weary in the lane and had to settle for third, but the effort set him up well for his second start, 34 days later. In the six-furlong dash, the newly turned three-year-old went to the lead again and this time drew off, winning impressively by four lengths.

After becoming the 44th California-bred millionaire with a runner-up finish in the grade I, $220,000 Ancient Title Breeders’ Cup Stakes at Santa Anita Park on October 7, 2006, Thor’s Echo won the grade I, $1,951,080 Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, on November 4, 2006.

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Cal-Bred Millionaires’ Row Cont’d. Thor’s Echo appeared to be on the brink of stardom, but suffered three frustrating starts in a row. Just 22 days after the WinStar Derby, he ran back in the $250,000 Cal National Snow Chief Stakes at Hollywood Park and finished fourth while being bumped in deep stretch. He then shipped to Lone Star Park in Texas to finish fifth behind rival Southern Africa in May’s grade III, $300,000 Lone Star Derby. In July, he went even further East to finish third in the $250,000 Iowa Derby. Because all three losses came around two turns, O’Neill opted for a cutback in distance for Thor’s Echo’s seventh start of the year. The chestnut gelding went to the post in the $75,000 Real Good Deal Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Aug. 12, a seven-furlong dash on the main track for state-bred sophomores. Thor’s Echo responded to the drop in class and distance and won by 2 1/2 lengths. Finishing seventh was Proud Tower Too, a rival who would come back to haunt Thor’s Echo later in his career. In his longest cross-country trip yet, Thor’s Echo tried a route of ground one more time, finishing third in the grade II, $511,300 Indiana Derby at Hoosier Park. He was beaten that day by $793,835-earner Don’t Get Mad and Scrappy T,

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who was fresh off the infamous incident where he caused Afleet Alex to trip and nearly fall in the May 21 Preakness Stakes. Although Thor’s Echo ran well to lead and then finish third, it was clear that he didn’t prefer two turns, and would never again run farther than seven furlongs. Thor’s Echo closed out the season with a pair of thirdplaced finishes, first in the $150,000 California Cup Sprint Handicap, where he was beaten less than a length, and then in the grade I, $250,000 Malibu Stakes, which was won by Proud Tower Too. In 2005, Thor’s Echo made 10 starts with three wins, a second and four thirds. He had proven himself to be a productive purchase, but had yet to give an indication of his future brilliance. Thor’s Echo kicked off 2006 by finishing fourth in January’s $300,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint Stakes and second behind Proud Tower Too in February’s $138,750 Sensational Star Handicap, both at Santa Anita Park. He then took on the world for the first time, traveling to Nad al Sheba in the United Arab Emirates to compete in the group I, $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen on March 25. In a thrilling Calbred trifecta, Thor’s Echo finished second behind Proud Tower Too but ahead of Jet West in the show spot. After acting sore and lethargic following his trip around the world, Thor’s Echo was given more than four months off, and returned to finish fourth in the Green Flash Hand-

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they no longer owned Thor’s Echo. In early 2007, Sheikh Rashid al Maktoum, who races under the banner of Zabeel Racing, purchased Thor’s Echo for an undisclosed sevenfigure sum. Sent to train in Dubai, Thor’s Echo finished sixth in his next two starts for his new owner, the latter of which was the Golden Shaheen. New trainer Satish Seemar felt that the Cal-bred wasn’t acclimating to life out of the country and returned him to O’Neill’s barn, but an injury suffered while training kept Thor’s Echo on the sidelines for more than 14 months. He raced twice in 2008, finishing fourth in Belmont Park’s True North Handicap and Saratoga’s Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap, both grade II, $250,000 events. Nagging physical problems kept Thor’s Echo in the barn for the remainder of the year, and throughout 2009, but he did race four times in Dubai during March and February of this year, with his best finishing being a third place effort in a $120,000 handicap at Meydan Racecourse. Most recently, Thor’s Echo finished tenth at Jebal Ali on March 19. Although he will be nine in 2011, Thor’s Echo is still in training in Dubai. Omar Trevino, the racing manager for Zabeel Racing, reported that the gelding is, “Doing very well. He went back into training over the summer and will be pointed for a return to the racetrack this winter.” Once again, the target is the Golden Shaheen. Over six racing seasons, Thor’s Echo has amassed $2,461,490 with five wins, four seconds and six thirds in 26 starts. O’Neill credits his star’s mental aptitude for his longevity. “Thor’s Echo was very sound for us, and although he tried hard in every race, he never over did it in the mornings,” the trainer explained. “He would work slowly and within himself and save the running for the afternoon, which is why he’s had such a long career.” “Owning Thor’s Echo was a phenomenal, once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Suarez said. “I wish him all the best and hope he does well next season.”

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icap at Del Mar, his first and only turf attempt. O’Neill hunted for an allowance race to boost the colt’s confidence, but when one didn’t fill for several weeks, Thor’s Echo ran in October’s grade I, $220,000 Ancient Title Breeders’ Cup Stakes and finished second by a length behind fellow Cal-bred Bordonaro. The result pushed his earnings over $1 million. With the tough prep behind him, Thor’s Echo suddenly blossomed. His coat dappled and he became aggressive on the track. O’Neill started pushing the gelding’s owners to run in the Nov. 4 Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs, but Suarez was hesitant. “I preferred to be more conservative with him,” he said. “But Royce (Jaime) admitted he wanted to go, so we shipped him and then drew he drew the rail.” Despite their concerns over the post position, O’Neill, Suarez and Jaime had reason to feel confident: Thor’s Echo was coming out of his skin and turning heads with his strong gallops around the oval in Louisville, Kentucky. Sent off at 15-1 in the grade I, $1,951,080 Sprint, Thor’s Echo rated off the front running Attila’s Storm and then took the lead around the far turn. He quickly spurted away and drew off to win the six-furlong contest by four lengths, defeating the world’s best sprinters in 1:08.80. He paid $33.20 for the win, which was only the third by a Cal-bred in a Breeders’ Cup World Championships race. In an attempt to secure the Eclipse Award as the nation’s best sprinter, Thor’s Echo started one more time in 2006, winning the grade I, $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash on Nov. 25. “Between those two races, he simply couldn’t be beat,” Suarez recalled. “He was just too good then.” With the two grade I wins, Thor’s Echo was awarded the Eclipse Award, and his connections celebrated by inviting 50 people to the ceremony. He was also named the California Champion Sprinter of that year. While Suarez and Jaime may have been celebrating,

As only the tenth Cal-bred ever to earn more than $2 million, Thor’s Echo won the grade I, $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes at Laurel Park in Maryland on November 25, 2006, prior to being voted that year’s Eclipse Champion Sprinter.

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I. A $20,000 bonus made available for owners of registered California-Bred or Sired maidens in Maiden Special races at the Santa Anita, Hollywood Park and Del Mar meetings in Southern California; and a $10,000 bonus for owners of registered California-Bred or Sired maidens in Maiden Special races in Northern California and at all Fair meetings throughout the state. Begining in 2011, only races at 4 1/2-furlongs or longer will qualify. *Paid directly to the owner within 30 days after the win. II. Significant eligibility changes for California-breds.

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2010 Recipients Of The Maiden Bonus Program JANUARY • Three Sixty Racing Stable & Fred Mangrum owners of Determined Diva earned $10,000 on Jan. 1, 2010 at Golden Gate Fields • Willard D. Thompson owner of Bonita Sonador earned $20,000 on Jan. 1, 2010 at Santa Anita Park • E Z Eight Racing Stable & Madera Thoroughbreds owners of Soul Candy earned $20,000 on Jan. 2, 2010 at Santa Anita Park • Stewball Stable & Kristin Finkel owners of Starboardlights earned $10,000 on Jan. 3, 2010 at Golden Gate Fields • Ed Ahrens, Henry Santiago, Dave Austin & Ted Serna owners of Be Driven earned $20,000 on Jan. 7th at Santa Anita Park • Terry Hamilton owner of Hot Damon earned $20,000 on Jan. 7th at Santa Anita Park • Maria Elena Hess & David or Quan Perea owners of Caroline Elena earned $10,000 on Jan. 7th at Golden Gate Fields • Chaiken Family Trust owner of Perfect Choice earned $10,000 on Jan. 9th at Golden Gate Fields • Rancho San Miguel owner of Close Pursuit earned $10,000 on Jan. 10th at Golden Gate Fields • Richard A. Bell owner of Bonita Montana earned $20,000 on Jan. 10th at Santa Anita Park • Thomas R. Bell II owner of Tizzy Retsina earned $20,000 on January 13th at Santa Anita Park • Peter O. Johnson Sr. & Teresa McWilliams owners of Alphie's Bet earned $20,000 on January 15th at Santa Anita Park • Rancho San Miguel owner of Off Kilter earned $10,000 on January 23 at Golden Gate Fields Fields • Harris Farms Inc. owner of Exclusive Game earned $10,000 on Jan. 28th at Golden Gate Fields • Juan Garcia & Triple M Racing owners of Top Feeling earned $20,000 on Jan. 28th at Santa Anita Park • Robert H. Walter Family Trust owners of Char's a Whow earned $10,000 on Jan. 29th at Golden Gate Fields • Gary Howard, Mike Munaretto, Dr. Joseph Poppler & Marlene Howard owners of Golden Horizon earned $20,000 on Jan. 29th at Santa Anita Park • Jim Schlagel owner of Space Age Loveson earned $20,000 on Jan. 29th at Santa Anita Park • Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams owners of Mind the Ladies earned $10,000 on Jan. 31st at Golden Gate Fields

FEBRUARY • Baseline Equine LLC owner of Tribalicious earned $20,000 on February 12th at Santa Anita Park • Sheehy LLC owner of Leaving New York earned $20,000 on February 14th at Santa Anita Park • Ralph Edward Todd & Dick Mandella owners of Taxi Ride earned $20,000 on Feb. 18th at Santa Anita Park • SLU Inc. owner of Senator Bob earned $10,000 on Feb. 19th at Golden Gate Fields • Edward & Theresa DeNike owners of See Zo Go earned $10,000 on Feb. 20th at Golden Gate Fields • Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC. owners of Self Made earned $20,000 on Feb. 21st at Santa Anita Park • Harris Farms Inc. owner of Ride Along earned $20,000 on February 25th at Santa Anita Park • John Fuller, Lee Kovel & J. Paul Reddam owners of Blind Optimism earned $20,000 on March 4th at Santa Anita Park • Harris Farms Inc. owner of Initial Impression earned $20,000 on March 6th at Santa Anita Park

MARCH • John Fuller, Lee Kovel & J. Paul Reddam owners of Blind Optimism earned $20,000 on March 4th at Santa Anita Park • Harris Farms Inc. owner of Initial Impression earned $20,000 on March 6th at Santa Anita Park • Harris Farms Inc. & Michael or Cory Wellman owners of Unusually Sound earned $20,000 on March 10th at Santa Anita Park • Golden Eagle Investment LP owner of Saltendipity earned $20,000 on March 11th at Santa Anita Park • Johnston, Berumen Berumen, et al. owners of One Man's Delight earned $20,000 on March 12th at Santa Anita Park • Laurie Wilson owner of Karmalize earned $10,000 on March 12th at Golden Gate Fields • Robomar Racing Stables owner of Bruno's Wager earned $10,000 on March 13th at Golden Gate Fields • Steve Knapp, Wayne & Debra Prouty & Mike Sell owners of Torrey Cliffs earned $20,000 on March 17th at Santa Anita Park • Matties Racing Stable LLC owner of Neva Masquerade earned $20,000 on March 18th at Santa Anita Park • E. W. & Judy Johnston owners of Master Chef earned $20,000 on March 27th at Santa Anita Park • Six-S Racing Stable & Nikolas Petralia owners of Danzing Tribal earned $20,000 on March 27th at Santa Anita Park • Charlotte M. Wrather owner of Ruination earned $20,000 on March 28th at Santa Anita Park • Barry Abrams & M. Auerbach LLC owners of Butch Marino earned $20,000 on March 31st at Santa Anita Park • Barry Abrams owner of Chase the Fever earned $20,000 on March 31st at Santa Anita Park

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

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

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

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

AUGUST • Daniel Franko owner of Lady Deputy earned $10,000 on August 7th at Santa Rosa • Eugene Eichler, E. W. Johnston & Edward Masry et. al. owners of Dontmesroundwitjim earned $10,000 on August 8th at Santa Rosa • Damon Stathatos owner of Laura Beasley, earned $20,000 on July 24 at Del Mar • Melinda Blue and Deron Pearson owners of Nicole’s X S, earned $20,000 on July 24 at Del Mar • Hajji Farm, Richard Meister and George and Mary Clare Schmitt owners of Classic Bobby, earned $20,000 July 25 at Del Mar • Arbitrage Stables, God’s Favor and Corral owners of Prince of Gotham, earned $20,000 on July 28 at Del Mar • Scott Gross and Marc Devereaux owners of Cee’s Pryme, earned $20,000 on July 30 at Del Mar • Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Walski owners of Falsca, earned $20,000 on July 31 at Del Mar • Daniel Franko owner of Lady Deputy earned $10,000 on August 7 at Santa Rosa • Eugene Eichler, E. W. Johnston & Edward Masry et. al. owners of Dontmesroundwitjim earned $10,000 on August 8 at Santa Rosa • Pam & Martin Wygod owners of Contemplated earned $20,000 on August 11th at Del Mar • Donver Stable owner of Serene Sophia earned $20,000 on August 12th at Del Mar • Thomas Noone, Selman Shaby & Joe and Bernard Thomas owners of Donner Wasser earned $20,000 on August 13th at Del Mar • Donald J. Valpredo owner of Don Perico earned $20,000 on August 14th at Del Mar • Samantha G. Clement & Stephen B. Weissman owners of Sugarinthemorning earned $20,000 on August 14th at Del Mar • Lucky Ladies Stable LLC owner of Arrabiatta earned $10,000 on August 15th at Santa Rosa • E. W. & Judy Johnston & Robert & Dee Riggio owners of Accelerant earned $20,000 on Aug. 18th at Del Mar • William E. Warren owner of Alley Hondro earned $20,000 on Aug. 19that Del Mar • Richard A. Bell & Clark O. Brewster owners of Da Boomer earned $20,000 on Aug. 22nd at Del Mar • Oak Valley Stable, William Buster, David Johnson et. al. owners of Cayanna earned $20,000 on August 26 at Del Mar • Alberto & Rafael Ruvalcaba owners of Global Glow earned $10,000 on August 27 at Golden Gate Fields • Carol Anderson, Gloria Buckridge & John Lee owners of Blue Moon High earned $10,000 on August 27 at Golden Gate Fields • Val Brinkerhoff & Daniel Bulloch owners of Shu Biz Danny earned $20,000 on August 28 at Del Mar • Slo Racing Stable owner of Pleasing Sunrise earned $20,000 on August 28 at Del Mar

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

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Dealing with Heat Exhaustion/Heat Stroke

Down on the Farm

by HEATHER SMITH THOMAS Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are terms that refer to dangerous conditions that may occur when horses are working hard in hot weather, according to David Marlin, PhD (Visiting Professor in Physiology at Oklahoma State University and Associate Dean for Research, Hartpury College, Gloucester, United Kingdom). Marlin is an expert in equine exercise physiology and thermoregulation, as well as respiratory function in humans and animals. “Horses can get heat exhaustion/heat stroke just from standing out in a field on a hot day with no shade, but more commonly develop the problem as a result of exercise, especially if environmental conditions are hot and humid,” says Marlin. Why The Body Overheats “Heat is produced by the muscles. The harder a horse works, the hotter he gets. It’s the intensity of the exercise that matters, not simply the running speed,” says Marlin. “The way we normally define how hard a horse is working is by heart rate. The higher the heart rate, the higher the intensity of exercise. Things that affect intensity are speed, softness of the ground (how much effort is involved with each stride), weight the horse is carrying or pulling, terrain (hills) and climate. If it’s very hot, the horse must use extra energy to try to get rid of heat being produced. If you exercise in cool conditions, you don’t have to expend as much energy getting rid of heat as you would when exercising in hot conditions. There’s energy cost in controlling body temperature,” he says. “About 95 percent or more of heat produced during exercise is produced by muscles. Other cells and other reactions in the body (digestion, etc.) produce heat, but the most heat is generated by the muscles. This is because muscles, like a car engine, are not 100 percent efficient at converting potential energy (stored fuels) and oxygen into movement. Heat is produced as a by-product of chemical reactions,” he says. “The problem with increasing temperature, and the reason we need to control it, is because the enzymes that control chemical reactions within the body are sensitive to heat. All cells rely on enzymes which are there to make reactions happen. The enzymes may be related to breaking down food, or to ensure that different electrolytes are in the right place so nerves will function properly or cells will work properly. Everything within the body is controlled by enzyme reactions. There are thousands of different enzymes and they all have different roles,” explains Marlin. “These enzymes are generally designed to work at a temperature range of about 94 to 113 degrees Fahrenheit, with an optimum range of about 98 to 104 degrees. The problem is that enzymes are proteins. If you start to heat proteins, they can change their structure, and this sometimes

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changes their function. Initially some of them start to work a little better because heat speeds up chemical reactions. But beyond a certain amount (and this point will vary with different enzymes in the body), the enzymes start to change shape. This may still be okay, because if they can cool down, they go back to what they were—their shape goes back to normal,” he says. The change is reversible. “But if you heat enzymes too much, or to a slightly higher temperature for a long time, they may change irreversibly. Then many reactions that should be taking place in the body (to keep everything going) stop happening. The horse has heat stroke,” explains Marlin. The brain contains a lot of protein, and there are many important enzyme reactions in the brain. We start to see neurological signs in people with heat stroke because of these changes. “People with heat stroke get headache, balance issues, etc., and we see these problems in horses as well,” he says. If the body gets to a very high temperature for a short time, or a moderately high temperature for a long time, this can result in heat stroke. Endurance horses might have a temperature that runs three or four degrees Fahrenheit above normal for 10 hours and be at risk for heat stroke, whereas a Thoroughbred racehorse could increase body temperature by seven or eight degrees Fahrenheit in a short time and be at risk for heat stroke. Some horses are more at risk than others. The larger the body, the more disadvantage in dissipating heat. “Horses get rid of heat at the body surface. When a horse is extremely hot, if the environment around it is favorable to getting rid of heat (the air is not humid), about 85 percent of heat losses will be through the skin, all over the body. About 15 percent is lost through the respiratory tract, via exchange of moisture (evaporation),” he says. “If you compete in a hot environment, you’re better off on a smallish Thoroughbred without a lot of body fat. Body fat insulates and retards heat loss. A small Thoroughbred, versus a big Thoroughbred, has the advantage in a hot environment.” There is more body surface on the small horse, per total body mass. “The horse produces heat in the muscles. The harder they work, the more heat is produced, and the body must get rid of it. At the rate at which a horse works during a race, if it didn’t get rid of any of the heat produced, its temperature would go up nearly two degrees Fahrenheit per minute. During intense exercise, it’s not uncommon for a horse’s temperature to go up nearly four to six degrees Fahrenheit in a two- to three-minute race,” says Marlin. “We know that in Thoroughbred racehorses, the body doesn’t worry too much about controlling temperature durContinued on next page

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20 percent of that blood into the skin to try to keep the body cool, this leaves 20 percent less oxygen-rich blood that can ing the short term. They allow themselves to get hot because go to the muscles. So the horse’s body allows itself to get hot, the body is like a car engine. The blood is equivalent to the since it can then send more oxygen rich blood to the exercooling fluid in a car. The engine is like the muscles. The cising muscles. Humans don’t do that. We keep sending radiator is like the skin. Cooler blood is flowing to the mus- blood to the skin, no matter how hard we’re exercising. The cles, picking up heat, taking it to the skin and getting rid horse has a way of diverting blood flow away from the skin of it, then coming back to circulate through the muscles at a time when you’d think it should be sending more to the again. This is similar to cooling fluid from the radiator, skin. That’s one of the things that makes the horse (espegoing to the engine, picking up heat and going back to the cially the Thoroughbred) such a great athlete, because he radiator much hotter, and getting rid of some of the heat can run hard for several minutes, choosing to store a large amount of the heat being produced,” says Marlin. before going round again,” he explains. “The temperatures a horse can tolerate are greater than “Where it’s different for the horse is that blood is also bringing oxygen to the muscles. You only have a certain vol- we can tolerate. For example, if a horse has a rectal temperaume of blood in the circulatory system. If you choose to send ture of 107 degrees at the end of a cross country competition, this is not uncommon, in a hot environment. You certainly don’t want it to stay that high for very long (you need to cool that horse quickly), but it’s not a life threatening condition. A similar temperature in a person is very serious; you’d have severe heat stroke. Even 104 degrees Fahrenheit in a person is worrisome. Horses are what we call thermo-tolerant, relative to many other species like humans or CERF’S 12TH ANNUAL STALLION SEASON dogs. Horses have mechanisms that enable them to tolerate much higher temTELEPHONE AUCTION peratures. One of the things that helps Mark your calendar for NOVEMBER 1st thru 16th, 2010 horses tolerate high body temperatures NO GUARANTEE SEASON for Every Budget is related to heat shock proteins (HSP),” explains Marlin. ACCLAIMED HONOUR GLOBALIZE OLD TOPPER The hot horse may have a problem BEHRENS GRAZEN PURE THRILL when he stops running. He pulls up, goes CACTUS CREOLE KAFWAIN SKY TERRACE into the winner’s enclosure and stands COMET SHINE LATIN AMERICAN SPENSIVE there. The horse at the end of a crossEMERALD CRÈME MINISTER’S WILDCAT SUANCES country must stand while it is examined FOR REALLY OH TANNER and untacked. “If the horse is very hot and stops exercising immediately, all that ** MORE STALLIONS TO FOLLOW** blood that was going to the muscles (and very little going to the skin), suddenly AN UPDATED LIST OF STALLIONS CAN BE FOUND experiences a big reversal and a lot of UNDER SPECIAL EVENTS ON OUR WEBSITE that blood shifts from the muscle www.cerfhorses.org towards the skin. Because this is happening very quickly, the blood pressure can BY Calling: (951) 926-4190 or Faxing: (951) 926-4181 drop dramatically. When you see a horse who is a little ataxic (uncoordinated, CERF was founded in 1986 in order to provide charitable assistance to wobbly on his feet) right after exertion, former race and performance horses upon the conclusion of their careers, when pulled up, this is related to blood through permanent retirement or rehabilitation into other careers. pressure. People generally mistake it for All proceeds go to support the CERF organization, fatigue or shortage of oxygen. But rarely a non-profit 501 (c) (3), Federal Tax ID 95-4058016 is this unsteadiness due to problems with getting enough oxygen into the body. CALIFORNIA EQUINE RETIREMENT FOUNDATION, INC. Oxygen levels in the blood do decline 34033 Kooden Road, Winchester, California 92596. Phone (951) 926-4190 during intense exercise but go back to Fax (951) 926-4181 • e-mail cerf1@earthlink.net normal almost immediately after a horse pulls up,” he says.

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“But the blood pressure drops and the horse becomes unsteady. When the horse stops and stands still, the muscles are not pushing the blood in the veins back toward the heart. There’s not enough blood going back to the heart and, therefore, there’s not enough blood going round the system to keep it at the right pressure in the right places. This is a big danger. When you have horses exercising hard in warm weather and they suddenly stop exercising, this is the point problems may occur. The best thing is to keep them walking so they can start cooling. You don’t want them to come to a sudden stop and be stood, but it is also essential to start cooling them,” he says. “The other thing people mistake with hot horses is thinking that panting (very rapid, shallow breathing) is a sign they are hot. It can be, but when you halt the exercise and the horse is blowing (taking deep gulps of air), the main reason the horse is blowing is to try to get rid of heat. A horse that’s blowing (also called second phase panting to distinguish it from shallow, rapid breathing) is a hot horse. Normally, the blowing will slow down fairly quickly. Primary panting is shallow, fast breathing. Second phase panting is slower and deeper and there is clearly an effort. The horse is drawing as much air in as possible, trying to maximize respiratory heat loss. If you see a horse who is blowing very hard after exercise, the main reason he’s doing that is because he’s hot. This is an easy way to recognize a hot horse,” explains Marlin. “The other clue that’s easy to see, of course, is that the horse is covered in sweat. The Dangers In Heat Stroke “We occasionally see acute heat strokes in racing, polo, eventing, etc., but often those horses are not as dehydrated as endurance horses. They may be very hot, but they have not usually been exercising long enough to have electrolyte disturbances and be dehydrated,” he explains. In severe heat stroke in horses, one of the things that happens is loss of the ability to control body temperature properly. The horse may stop sweating in spite of the fact he is very hot. There are the same effects as going into shock; the various organs start to malfunction and shut down. One of the big risks is damage to the central nervous system and to the brain, since the brain is very sensitive to heat. Heat stroke can progress very rapidly into a life threatening situation and even

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if it doesn’t kill the horse, it can be damaging in the long term. “Horses who have had heat stroke are more at risk for other problems such as laminitis, or severe muscle damage, organ damage, etc., and these can be things that kill the horse even if the heat stroke (the primary problem) does not,” says Marlin. “Regarding urgent treatment, this means within an hour. Getting the temperature down is the immediate thing to do, and then it becomes a matter of assessing whether or not the horse is actually back to normal afterward. Many horses will go from looking exhausted, uncomfortable, and unhappy to looking happy and starting to eat and drink, within half an hour to an hour after being properly cooled down. If you have done the cooling and the horse doesn’t seem to be improving, that’s the time to have the veterinarian look at the horse.”

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D E P A R T M E N T

Important Events, Dates and California-Bred Stakes Races

CTBA Calendar

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1 BARRETTS EQUINE LIMITED 2011 JANUARY MIXED SALE EARLY ENTRY CLOSING DATE Hinds Pavilion (Fairplex), Pomona, Calif.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD (CHRB) MONTHLY BOARD MEETING Hollywood Park, Inglewood, Calif.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12 BARRETTS EQUINE LIMITED 2011 JANUARY MIXED SALE ENTRY CLOSING DATE Hinds Pavilion (Fairplex), Pomona, Calif.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED FARM MANAGERS ASSOCIATION (CTFMA) MONTHLY MEETING Sizzler Restaurant, Temecula, Calif.

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2010 Annual Stallion Season Auction to benefit the 100 horses in retirement, rehabilitation or awaiting adoption at Tranquility Farm, will take place on:

Harry A. Biszantz Memorial Center For Thoroughbred Retirement

NOVEMBER

THOROUGHBRED RETIREMENT, RETRAINING AND ADOPTION

Sunday 21, Monday 22, Tuesday 23

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D E P A R T M E N T

Available Statistics Through October 3, 2010

Leading Sires in California

Leading Sires by Number of Races Won

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

Runners

Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 In Excess (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Bertrando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Deputy Commander* . . . . . 123 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . 134 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Kafwain# . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . .105 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Cee’s Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Redattore (Brz)• . . . . . . . . . . .59 Siberian Summer . . . . . . . . . 64 Southern Image# . . . . . . . . . .81 High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Skimming• . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Formal Gold• . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Lit de Justice . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Freespool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Valid Wager* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Comic Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Ten Most Wanted . . . . . . . . 68 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . . 49 Souvenir Copy• . . . . . . . . . . .49 One Man Army . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Roar* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Rio Verde . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Gotham City . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Muqtarib† . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Beau Genius† . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Perfect Mandate . . . . . . . . . 39 Momentum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Western Fame . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Flame Thrower . . . . . . . . . . . 37 High Demand• . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Memo (Chi)• . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Silic (Fr) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Mud Route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Birdonthewire . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Behrens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Crafty C. T.• . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Starts 674 693 875 588 605 570 823 760 758 405 669 611 449 387 254 355 408 481 471 396 353 424 425 390 351 311 403 246 297 145 296 260 182 246 357 292 229 269 232 176 204 193 218 128 75 189 135 244 91 126

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Races Won

Earnings

95 $3,541,541 87 3,061,176 141 2,259,394 101 1,912,225 94 1,718,814 83 1,638,176 128 1,616,989 104 1,599,688 108 1,543,132 63 1,515,713 96 1,509,561 66 1,363,856 70 1,260,123 69 1,213,709 42 1,161,547 59 1,158,585 61 1,152,037 64 1,090,094 75 966,575 62 947,713 45 879,228 62 797,645 49 700,308 50 691,079 52 650,994 48 632,498 44 610,937 34 591,007 44 568,788 17 526,685 42 526,388 36 474,432 35 470,956 49 451,400 34 450,099 45 439,147 28 435,703 25 416,447 36 397,879 17 366,482 28 364,827 26 345,457 28 319,463 18 311,964 10 307,548 26 302,761 20 298,448 27 298,352 12 288,024 17 282,210

Rank Sire

Runners

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . .156 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . 141 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . .134 Deputy Commander* . . .123 In Excess (Ire) . . . . . . . . 115 Kafwain# . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . 115 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . .111 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . 114 Bertrando . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Skimming• . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Cee's Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . 76 Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . 105 High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . 77 Formal Gold• . . . . . . . . . 82 19. Southern Image# . . . . . . .81 20. Siberian Summer . . . . . . 64

Starts

Races Won

875 823 758 760 588 669 674 605 693 570 471 449 387 611 481 405 396 424 408 355

141 128 108 104 101 96 95 94 87 83 75 70 69 66 64 63 62 62 61 59

Earnings $2,259,394 1,616,989 1,543,132 1,599,688 1,912,225 1,509,561 3,541,541 1,718,814 3,061,176 1,638,176 966,575 1,260,123 1,213,709 1,363,856 1,090,094 1,515,713 947,713 797,645 1,152,037 1,158,585

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

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

Runners

Unusual Heat . . . . . . . 115 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . 114 Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 One Man Army . . . . . . . 26 Redattore (Brz)• . . . . . . 59 Siberian Summer . . . . . 64 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . .84 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Unbridled Native* . . . . . 15 In Excess (Ire) . . . . . . . 115 Cee's Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . 76 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . 111 Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Bertrando . . . . . . . . . . .109 Birdonthewire . . . . . . . . 20 Good Journey . . . . . . . . 12 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . .156 Blazonry . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Southern Image# . . . . . 81 Score Quick† . . . . . . . . 12

Races Won 95 87 10 17 42 59 63 70 8 101 69 94 12 83 20 4 141 5 61 12

Average Earnings/ Earnings Runner $3,541,541 3,061,176 307,548 526,685 1,161,547 1,158,585 1,515,713 1,260,123 256,972 1,912,225 1,213,709 1,718,814 288,024 1,638,176 298,448 176,856 2,259,394 142,645 1,152,037 165,333

$30,796 26,852 21,968 20,257 19,687 18,103 18,044 17,262 17,131 16,628 15,970 15,485 15,159 15,029 14,922 14,738 14,483 14,265 14,223 13,778

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Leading Sires by Number of Winners

(Minimum 100 Starts Lifetime)

Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 6.

9. 11. 12. 14. 15. 16. 18. 20.

Benchmark........................156 Old Topper ....................... 141 Kafwain# .......................... 126 In Excess (Ire)................... 115 Deputy Commander* ....... 123 Unusual Heat ....................115 Salt Lake* ..........................111 Swiss Yodeler................... 134 Stormin Fever....................114 Bertrando ......................... 109 Skimming• ......................... 82 Sea of Secrets.................. 105 High Brite* ......................... 85 Decarchy ........................... 73 Tribal Rule .......................... 84 Southern Image#............... 81 Marino Marini .................... 77 Siberian Summer .............. 64 Formal Gold•...................... 82 Cee's Tizzy†...................... 76

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

Runners

Winners

Races Won

92 74 63 61 61 57 57 57 53 53 45 41 41 40 39 38 38 36 36 34

141 128 96 101 104 95 94 108 87 83 75 66 64 70 63 61 62 59 62 69

Earnings $2,259,394 1,616,989 1,509,561 1,912,225 1,599,688 3,541,541 1,718,814 1,543,132 3,061,176 1,638,176 966,575 1,363,856 1,090,094 1,260,123 1,515,713 1,152,037 947,713 1,158,585 797,645 1,213,709

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

Races Runners Starts Winners Won

Unusual Heat ........... 66 Stormin Fever .......... 33 In Excess (Ire)........... 39 Bertrando................... 33 Redattore (Brz)• ....... 22 High Brite*.................. 13 Atticus....................... 25 Cee’s Tizzy†............... 18 Benchmark................ 32 Siberian Summer ...... 23 Tribal Rule ................ 21 Deputy Commander*... 44 Decarchy.................... 22 Skimming• ................ 21 Kafwain# ................... 32 Old Topper ................ 26 Southern Image# ...... 32 One Man Army.......... 12 Comic Strip.............. 16 Freespool .................. 14

220 94 109 84 52 34 62 51 84 67 51 119 59 45 63 55 64 31 46 29

20 8 14 7 7 5 10 8 12 11 6 9 6 8 8 7 5 3 5 3

31 13 20 9 9 7 12 11 14 16 8 12 9 11 10 8 6 4 9 5

Earnings $2,132,514 657,697 648,159 547,035 465,429 412,328 402,751 372,050 358,517 347,438 328,417 290,722 283,914 260,190 249,640 194,864 183,373 179,491 179,344 173,924

Leading Sires by Median Earnings Per Runner

Leading Sires by Average Earnings Per Start

(Minimum 10 Runners)

(Minimum 50 Starts)

Runners

Score Quick† . . . . . . . . . 12 Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . 115 Siberian Summer . . . . . . 64 Popular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Birdonthewire . . . . . . . . . 20 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 In Excess (Ire) . . . . . . . . .115 One Man Army . . . . . . . . 26 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Southern Image# . . . . . . 81 Takin It Deep . . . . . . . . . . 17 Grey Memo . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Western Fame . . . . . . . . . 43 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . .77 Roar* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Deputy Commander* . . .123 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . .156

Races Won 12 10 95 59 17 20 63 19 101 17 70 61 10 13 36 62 42 104 94 141

Median Earnings/ Earnings Runner $165,333 307,548 3,541,541 1,158,585 209,872 298,448 1,515,713 261,709 1,912,225 526,685 1,260,123 1,152,037 124,360 146,264 397,879 947,713 526,388 1,599,688 1,718,814 2,259,394

$12,782 11,690 11,380 9,490 9,033 8,874 8,365 8,277 7,965 7,936 7,801 7,729 7,660 7,615 7,510 7,385 7,357 7,322 7,240 7,238

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

Runners

Unusual Heat ................ 115 Redattore (Brz)• ............. 59 Stormin Fever................ 114 Tribal Rule ..................... 84 One Man Army .............. 26 Siberian Summer .......... 64 In Excess (Ire).................115 Cee's Tizzy†.................. 76 Bertrando ...................... 109 Salt Lake* ...................... 111 Southern Image# ........... 81 Decarchy ........................ 73 Gotham City.................. 40 Benchmark.....................156 Atticus ........................... 76 Silic (Fr) ........................... 26 Ministers Wild Cat.......... 49 Marino Marini ................. 77 High Brite*...................... 85 Kafwain# ....................... 126

Starts

Earnings

Average Earnings/ Start

674 254 693 405 145 355 588 387 570 605 408 449 182 875 353 128 246 396 481 669

$3,541,541 1,161,547 3,061,176 1,515,713 526,685 1,158,585 1,912,225 1,213,709 1,638,176 1,718,814 1,152,037 1,260,123 470,956 2,259,394 879,228 311,964 591,007 947,713 1,090,094 1,509,561

$5,255 4,573 4,417 3,743 3,632 3,264 3,252 3,136 2,874 2,841 2,824 2,807 2,588 2,582 2,491 2,437 2,402 2,393 2,266 2,256

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

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

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 16. 17. 18.

21. 23. 24. 25. 27. 28. 30. 31.

36. 37. 38.

41.

44. 46. 47. 48. 50.

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

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

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

46 60 41 17 49 59 10 80 65 35 39 19 64 35 71 60 62 47 8 34 43 7 34 33 39 15 44 77 67 85 19 36 14 49 45 47 21 57 36 19 9 13 46 11 10 8 13 7 30 24 10

455 896 697 51 247 649 62 1,201 906 173 507 242 573 385 571 965 562 420 92 707 735 60 756 491 392 105 177 307 607 340 205 360 262 439 498 895 123 401 254 74 142 146 369 56 110 50 118 104 269 122 51

Runners

Winners

2-Y-O Winners

325-71% 625-70% 479-69% 15-29% 144-58% 497-77% 42-68% 965-80% 656-72% 78-45% 313-62% 175-72% 402-70% 318-83% 416-73% 626-65% 459-82% 326-78% 60-65% 541-77% 603-82% 43-72% 541-72% 378-77% 285-73% 84-80% 105-59% 212-69% 452-74% 198-58% 153-75% 269-75% 179-68% 325-74% 397-80% 692-77% 98-80% 299-75% 118-46% 38-51% 85-60% 91-62% 280-76% 30-54% 75-68% 29-58% 84-71% 48-46% 174-65% 65-53% 27-53%

231-51% 464-52% 345-49% 9-18% 90-36% 382-58% 27-44% 779-65% 459-51% 40-23% 223-44% 126-52% 294-51% 246-64% 290-51% 332-34% 301-54% 252-60% 34-37% 390-55% 453-62% 37-62% 364-48% 284-58% 166-42% 69-66% 70-40% 129-42% 315-52% 116-34% 96-47% 188-52% 111-42% 251-57% 310-62% 556-62% 63-51% 218-54% 72-28% 21-28% 60-42% 56-38% 213-58% 16-29% 53-48% 21-42% 67-57% 24-23% 125-46% 36-30% 18-35%

25-5% 107-12% 56-8% 1-2% 37-15% 90-14% 2-3% 233-19% 111-12% 6-3% 41-8% 37-15% 82-14% 70-18% 100-18% 39-4% 74-13% 72-17% 8-9% 75-11% 138-19% 4-7% 70-9% 60-12% 38-10% 16-15% 23-13% 53-17% 137-23% 28-8% 27-13% 26-7% 27-10% 72-16% 100-20% 142-16% 11-9% 93-23% 14-6% 7-9% 9-6% 9-6% 68-18% 4-7% 8-7% 5-10% 7-6% 5-5% 42-16% 9-7% 9-18%

Stakes Winners

27-6% 62-7% 39-6% 1-2% 14-6% 43-7% 4-6% 69-6% 50-6% 2-1% 28-6% 9-4% 29-5% 22-6% 30-5% 25-3% 24-4% 19-5% 3-3% 33-5% 39-5% 4-7% 21-3% 30-6% 12-3% 2-2% 5-3% 10-3% 22-4% 11-3% 7-3% 13-4% 9-3% 12-3% 18-4% 45-5% 1-1% 15-4% 11-4% 1-1% 2-1% 5-3% 19-5% 1-2% 2-2% 0-0% 5-4% 3-3% 13-5% 1-1% 0-0%

Graded Stakes Winners

Progeny Earnings

Average Earnings Index

9-2% 11-1% 9-1% 0-0% 2-1% 22-3% 1-2% 23-2% 11-1% 2-1% 9-2% 1-0% 7-1% 2-1% 11-2% 11-1% 4-1% 5-1% 0-0% 9-1% 5-1% 1-2% 6-1% 4-1% 5-1% 1-1% 0-0% 3-1% 1-0% 10-3% 0-0% 4-1% 1-0% 2-0% 3-1% 8-1% 1-1% 0-0% 0-0% 1-1% 0-0% 1-1% 2-1% 1-2% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0% 1-1% 0-0%

$26,616,415 40,108,580 34,641,806 493,973 6,989,439 20,971,156 1,929,680 55,594,263 38,583,739 2,272,352 17,192,400 11,139,102 20,627,227 20,391,753 23,402,499 37,872,046 27,307,603 16,903,941 2,787,234 25,614,031 34,131,495 2,401,781 20,416,996 18,662,111 11,289,520 4,160,728 3,677,469 6,512,140 20,868,338 3,153,908 6,328,452 10,836,443 5,630,901 14,873,192 18,489,480 33,883,532 6,145,974 11,009,799 4,526,007 1,286,403 2,937,144 4,018,152 14,768,783 762,730 3,174,451 1,180,572 2,949,983 1,797,863 6,621,102 1,704,909 664,778

2.17 1.77 1.72 1.56 1.54 1.51 1.50 1.45 1.43 1.40 1.38 1.32 1.30 1.29 1.29 1.26 1.24 1.22 1.22 1.22 1.21 1.21 1.20 1.13 1.12 1.12 1.11 1.10 1.10 1.08 1.07 1.07 1.07 1.07 1.07 1.06 1.05 1.03 1.03 1.03 1.01 1.01 1.01 0.99 0.99 0.98 0.95 0.94 0.94 0.91 0.91

Comparable Index

1.09 1.45 1.18 0.78 1.17 1.38 0.90 1.43 1.57 1.04 1.15 1.40 1.21 1.19 1.48 1.19 1.65 1.43 1.13 1.42 1.18 0.79 1.29 1.33 1.55 1.03 1.02 1.34 1.06 1.19 0.92 0.89 1.31 1.25 1.23 1.20 0.96 0.91 1.26 0.70 0.78 1.04 1.11 0.79 0.87 0.78 0.98 0.60 0.82 1.23 0.81

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

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Leading Two-Year-Old Sires in California

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

Runners

1. Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . 26 2. Kafwain# . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 3. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 4. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . 16 5. Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . 19 6. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . 7 7. Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 8. Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 9. Perfect Mandate . . . . . . . . .4 10. Cayoke (Fr) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 11. In Excess (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . 12 12. Rio Verde . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 13. Redattore (Brz)• . . . . . . . . . 9 14. Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . 7 15. Doc Gus* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 16. Momentum . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 17. Bertrando . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 18. Singletary . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 19. Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . 11 20. Nineeleven . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 21. Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . 13 22. Southern Image# . . . . . . 16 23. Roar* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 24. Freespool . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 25. Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Starts

Races Won

98 72 92 48 48 24 28 36 8 19 27 37 27 18 17 43 38 25 29 25 30 40 16 51 13

9 14 10 14 7 7 6 7 4 2 4 5 2 2 4 1 4 6 5 4 2 7 3 2 2

Earnings $351,142 295,279 289,904 288,693 240,792 173,131 145,511 135,706 123,293 122,444 114,843 112,252 95,165 93,627 83,260 83,175 81,533 81,168 73,994 73,649 72,735 66,845 59,114 54,464 53,679

Leading Sires Of Two-Year-Olds by Number of Winners Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Runners

Kafwain# . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . .26 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . . 19 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Rio Verde . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 8. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 In Excess (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Doc Gus* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Bertrando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Singletary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Nineeleven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Southern Image# . . . . . . . . 16 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Winners 12 10 8 7 6 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Races Won 14 10 14 9 7 6 5 7 7 4 4 4 6 4 7 4

Earnings $295,279 289,904 288,693 351,142 240,792 145,511 112,252 173,131 135,706 114,843 83,260 81,533 81,168 73,649 66,845 45,527

KAFWAIN (TOMMY TOWN THOROUGHBREDS LLC) Leading Two-Year-Old Sire in California by Number of Winners through October 3, 2010

Leading Sires Of Two-Year-Olds by Average Earnings Per Runner (Minimum 5 Runners)

Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Runners

Lucky Pulpit ...................... 7 Benchmark ...................... 16 Nineeleven ........................ 5 Swiss Yodeler ....................26 Stormin Fever .................... 7 Ministers Wild Cat ............ 19 Rio Verde .......................... 9 Doc Gus* ............................ 7 Kafwain# .......................... 27 Redattore (Brz)• ................ 9 Singletary.......................... 8 Roar*.................................. 6 In Excess (Ire) .................. 12 Salt Lake* ..........................16 Tribal Rule ........................ 32 Game Plan........................ 6 Old Topper ...................... 17 Tizbud................................ 5 Marino Marini ....................11 Decarchy ............................ 7 Score Quick† .................... 5 Momentum ...................... 13 Western Fame .................. 6 Sea of Secrets ................ 13 Bertrando.......................... 15

Races Won Earnings 7 14 4 9 2 7 5 4 14 2 6 3 4 6 10 2 7 1 5 4 2 1 3 2 4

$173,131 288,693 73,649 351,142 93,627 240,792 112,252 83,260 295,279 95,165 81,168 59,114 114,843 145,511 289,904 53,679 135,706 38,778 73,994 45,527 32,397 83,175 35,674 72,735 81,533

Average Earnings/ Runner $24,733 18,043 14,730 13,505 13,375 12,673 12,472 11,894 10,936 10,574 10,146 9,852 9,570 9,094 9,060 8,947 7,983 7,756 6,727 6,504 6,479 6,398 5,946 5,595 5,436

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

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Regional Race Meetings, Stakes Races and Sale Dates

Dates in California

2010 REGIONAL RACE MEETINGS The Big Fresno Fair, Fresno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 6-17 Pacific Racing Association, Golden Gate Fields, Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 20-Dec. 19 Hollywood Park, Inglewood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov. 3-Dec. 19

NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2010 REGIONAL STAKES RACES Date

Track

Stakes (Grade)

Conditions

Distance

Added Value

Nov. 6 Nov. 6 Nov. 7 Nov. 13 Nov. 13 Nov. 14 Nov. 20 Nov. 21 Nov. 25 Nov. 26 Nov. 26 Nov. 27 Nov. 27 Nov. 28 Nov. 28

Hol GG Hol Hol GG Hol Hol Hol Hol Hol GG Hol Hol Hol Hol

Real Quiet Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$100,000 Golden Gate Debutante Stakes . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000g Sharp Cat Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/2 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 Golden Nugget Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000g Playa Del Rey Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55,000+ Hollywood Prevue Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Moccasin Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Vernon O. Underwood (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Matriarch Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 All American Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000g Citation Handicap (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 Generous Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Hollywood Derby (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/4 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 Miesque Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000

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

Hol GG Hol Hol GG Hol Hol GG Hol

Native Diver Handicap (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Corte Madera Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000g Bayakoa Handicap (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 Hollywood Starlet (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000g Gold Rush Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000g Cat’s Cradle Handicap . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . .7 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000+ CashCall Futurity (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .750,000g Pacific Heights Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . .1 1/8 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000g* On Trust Handicap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . .7 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000+ *Purse includes money from Cal-bred Race Fund **Purse includes money from Breeders’ Cup Fund g-Purse guaranteed +-Added purse

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

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Applebite Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16,17 Backyard Race Horse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Ballena Vista Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired Stakes Races . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 California Thoroughbred Weekly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Cardiff, Suzanne, Pedigree Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 CERF Stallion Season Auction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 CTBA Christmas Subscription . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 CTBA Maiden Bonus Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50, 51, 52, 53, 54 CTBA Stallion Season Auction (PAC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Daehling Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Dickson Podley Realtors (Jeannie Garr Roddy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 E.A. Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39, 41 Equineline.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Golden Eagle Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Harris Farms Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Joyce Canaday Equine Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Laurel Fowler Insurance Broker Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Legacy Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Legal Equestrian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Lillian Nichols/Halters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68

Index to Advertisers Linda Cardenas-Subias-Law Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Lisa Macauley Performance Horse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Magali Farms,LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 NTRA Advantage/John Deere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 NTRA Advantage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Oakmont Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC Odyssey Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Old English Rancho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Paradise Road Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Porfidia Holguin Bookkeeping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Rancho San Miquel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34, 35 Rancho Temescal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Rebecca Bambarger , EA, Equine Tax Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Salesring.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Summit General Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 The Cole Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 The Frame House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Tommy Town Thoroughbred LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Tranquility Farm Stallion Season Auction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Victory Rose Thoroughbreds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58, 59 www.horselawyers.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70

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Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Behrens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Bertrando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Bold Chieftain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Brave Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Comet Shine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Comic Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Council Member . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Defy Logic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Desert Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Dixie Chatter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Drum Major . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Grazen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Idiot Proof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Indian Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Latin American . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Many Rivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 McCann's Mojave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Military Mandate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Mr. Broad Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Olmodavor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Olympio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Onebadshark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Papa Clem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Pure Thrill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58

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Roi Charmant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Siberian Summer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Singletary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Sought After . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Soul of the Matter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Southern Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Spensive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Storm Wolf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Stormy Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Surf Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Ten Most Wanted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Whatsthescript . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

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No Take Out Menu Guest Forum

by BOB CARSON “When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.”—Tuli Kupferberg If you are a casual horseplayer, the takeout of the parimutuel wager is annoying but it is not a deal breaker. If you are a serious handicapper, each tiny sliver of the takeout pie is a big deal, a very big deal. Horse racing loses a lot of money via outlets or other sports where the price to play is not as high. Here is a radical idea to circumvent the takeout problem. This plan is a brilliant theoretical proposal available for immediate implementation. The vexing leap between theory and practice has kept me tethered to my taxicab for a few decades—but I will use the time between fares to introduce a revolutionary premise that could help awaken the wonderful sport of horseracing. Let us start with two facts: 1) People have always enjoyed gambling. Cro-Magnon men whiled away eons betting the over and under on issues like the number of mastodons that would stampede over the rim of the cliff before sunset. Wagering in this era was difficult because the ATM machine and photo finish were several million years in the future. Methods may have changed, but Thor and Ugh were betting the pachyderm pick three. It’s in our genes; and 2) Today, humans have a multitude of ways to wager money. Lotteries, slot machines, blackjack, poker, bingo, the stock market, internet gaming, horse racing, dog racing, betting on football, betting on baseball, soccer, basketball, bookies, Maj Jong and lawn bowling are among a few wagering opportunities that spring to mind. I have invested in them all. Because of these investments, the generous tip from my latest fare is the sum of my portfolio. I am sure most of you agree with the above facts. If you do not agree you are stupid or are a person who just likes to argue which means you are stupid (unless you are large and personally know me, in which case you may have a point). Now that we have agreed that people will gamble and therefore will be looking for things to gamble upon, the solution to the decay of horse racing is simple. Make horse racing a more attractive wagering opportunity. Then, convince the multitudes of men and women wishing to gamble that they would be wise to invest in horse racing. Here is a concept to assist our efforts at proving that horse racing is a good bet—eliminate the dreaded takeout on pari-

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mutuel wagering for one race on each program. It is very important that which race will be takeout-free remains a mystery. Follow me. Racing patrons bet on race number one. All is normal. The race is run and the toteboard flashes the payouts. This scenario has happened for as long as pari-mutuel wagering has existed, the winners smile and the losers complain and blame their losing wager on everything from global warming to illegal drugs to cheating personnel to the exchange ratio in China. Here is the twist, once each night, just prior to the toteboard flashing the expected payoff, a siren will sound, lights will flash and the payoff will be 100 percent of the wagered money. The payoff for the winners on this race will be much more than anticipated. If the sirens do not sound, the losers will be happy because they were, after all, losers and would not have received the extra boost—plus the siren is still available to go off when they are holding a winning ticket. Either way, siren or no siren, someone is happy. At this point it is possible that several gamblers are perking up. However, racetrack operators and state coffers are asking how this can help them—increased interest, which equals increased revenue. Each time the siren does not sound the odds of a future takeout-free race increase. By the seventh or eighth race, all the gamblers, whales and minnows, will start to realize they stand a good chance of having a nice payoff if they can pick a winning race on this card. By the ninth or tenth race without the siren, they would be frantic to get a bet down. The last few races before the siren should be bet extremely heavily, enough to cover the lost takeout money on the single takeout-free race. This escalating tension is important in all forms of entertainment and sports. This concept would give handicappers who love a challenge another level of statistics and numbers to track. Consider the angles. Maybe at your racetrack the takeout-free race has not been the fourth race for over two months. To many, this means the fourth race is due to hit as the takeout-free race and should be wagered. Also, astute handicappers would realize that when a race card comes down to the last three races, the race with the large payoff is near and they would factor this into their equations and bet accordingly. This new angle would perk up the old betting patterns. This change would give bettors, both old and new, a new slant on the old game. The details may need some ironing out, but I have a fare waiting so my work is done.

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