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Breeding Optimism in CalifOrnia

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From the EXECUTIVE CORNER DOUG BURGE CTBA PresidenT

Enhancements Paying Off With Real Growth

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or the past few years it has been the goal of the CTBA to stabilize the breeding industry with the hope that we would then begin to see growth with the number of mares bred and resulting foal crop. Te lucrative enhancements made to the racing and incentive program, such as the Golden State Series and Maiden Bonus program, were created in order to further stimulate the production of more and higher quality of foals. With California-breds continuing to make up well over 50% of the feld sizes in both the North and South, it is crucial that an ample number of quality foals be produced for our racing inventory. After several years now of stabilization and level trends with the production of foals and the number of mares bred in state, we are very pleased to see the breeding statistics recently announced by Te Jockey Club. With roughly 90% of the live foals reported, California was one of only fve states that produced more live foals in 2014 than reported at this time in 2013. As depicted in the chart, Te Jockey Club has listed 1,629 foals in California, which is up 3% over last year. Tis places California, for the frst time in many years, ahead of Florida as the second-largest foal-producing state. Because the statistics reported are only an account of foals by conception state, and 10% of foal reports are still outstanding, the fnal foal crop numbers will be even larger than stated. As breeders and stallion owners continue to upgrade and bring in mares from out of state, we are optimistic that a signifcant increase in the California foal crop, both in quantity and quality, will be achieved. Currently, the CTBA Racing Committee is fnalizing details with the TOC and racing secretaries so to continue to ofer

both lucrative racing opportunities and incentives in order to maintain the positive breeding results that we are currently realizing. Te 2015 Golden State Series stakes schedule is expected to ofer a similar, if not greater, number of races and purses as provided this year. Tis schedule

will be published within the next month, which will give frst-time nominators and others ample time to plan their racing schedule for the year. A description of the Golden State Series and list of current eligible 2-year-olds and older are available on our website www.ctba.com.

top Breeding states: a comparison Conception Area

2013 Mares Bred

2013 Live Foals

2014 Live Foals

Percent Change

KentucKy

15,857

10,726

11,089

3.4%

California

2,508

1,582

1,629

3.0%

FLORIDA

2,958

1,751

1,585

-9.5%

LOuIsIAnA

2,057

1,172

1,037

-11.5%

new yORK

1,637

971

1,025

5.6%

new MexIcO

1,089

503

531

5.6%

997

608

514

-15.5%

1,091

470

455

-3.2%

PennsyLvAnIA OKLAhOMA

Foal counts are based on an estimated 90% of live foal reports received by The Jockey Club as of Sept. 9.

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OCTOBER 2014 VOLUME 140 / NO. 10 626.445.7800 or 1.800.573.CTBA (California residents only) www.CTBA.com The official magazine of California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, a non-profit corporation dedicated to the production of better Thoroughbred horses for better Thoroughbred racing, published by Blood-Horse Publications, Inc. Opinions expressed in signed articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect policies of the CTBA or this magazine. Publication of any material originating herin is expressly forbidden without first obtaining written permission from California Thoroughbred. All advertising copy is submitted subject to approval. We reserve the right to reject any copy that is misleading or that does not meet with the standards set by the publication. Acknowledgment: Statistics in this publicaton relating to results of races in North America are compiled by the Daily Racing Form. Charts by special arrangement with Daily Racing Form Inc., the copyright owners of said charts. Reproduction forbidden.

Contents

FEATURES

14 CALIFORNIA STATE

18 Transportation

OF THE INDUSTRY

Bright times ahead for the Golden State

OFFICERS CHAIRPERSON DONALD J. VALPREDO VICE CHAIRPERSON HARRIS DAVID AUERBACH

21 Los Alamitos Stakes Winners

PRESIDENT DOUG BURGE TREASURER TIM COHEN

22 Cal-bred Stakes Winners at Del Mar

SECRETARY SUE GREENE DIRECTORS John C. Harris, Leigh Ann Howard, John H. Barr, Daniel Q. Schiffer, William H. Nichols, Jane Johnson, William H. de Burgh, Pete Parrella, Sue Greene, Donald J. Valpredo, Terry C. Lovingier, Harris David Auerbach, Tim Cohen, George F. Schmitt, Edward Freeman

26 Barretts Yearling Sale Preview 28 CTBA Member Profile: Marsha Naify

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CONTROLLER JASON SELLNOW SALES COORDINATOR/MEMBERSHIP CAL CUP COORDINATOR COOKIE HACKWORTH REGISTRAR/INCENTIVE PROGRAM MANAGER MARY ELLEN LOCKE ASSISTANT REGISTRAR DAWN GERBER EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/EVENT COORDINATOR CHRISTY CHAPMAN

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56 Leading Breeders in California

Behind the scenes at Terry Lovinger’s Lovacres Ranch

60 Stakes/Sales Calendar 64 Advertising Index

CREATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR LISA COOTS

COLUMNS

1 From the Executive Corner

PRODUCTION FORREST BEGLEY KERRY HOWE ARTISTS KATIE TAYLOR DAVID YOUNG

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COMING NEXT MONTH!

57 Lists of Leading Sires in California

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ON THE COVER

ART DIRECTOR BRIAN TURNER

52 Laminitis

50 Winners

62 Classified Advertising

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COPY EDITOR TOM HALL

11 CTBA Calendar 12 California Toroughbred Foundation

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WEST COAST CONTRIBUTING EDITOR TRACY GANTZ

31 Special Advertising Section: California Farms

10 CTBA News

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EDITORIAL DIRECTOR ERIC MITCHELL

DEPARTMENTS

4 News Bits

ADVERTISING MANAGER LORETTA VEIGA

Higher purses, increased handle, and a 2104 foal crop that is the second-highest in the nation are all indicators that California racing and breeding are moving in the right direction. PHOTO BY RICK SAMUELS


NewsBits

Barretts to Hold Fall Paddock Sale Following the success of its summer Paddock Sale at Del Mar, Barretts Sales & Racing will hold its inaugural Fall Paddock Sale of Horses of Racing Age there in conjunction with the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. It has been scheduled for Nov. 8 as part of Del Mar’s new autumn meeting. The summer Paddock Sale was designed to encourage new racehorse ownership and add to California’s horse inventory. This past summer, the sale averaged $113,000 and grade I winner Heir Kitty topped the sale at $750,000. “The Paddock Sales at Del Mar have evolved to must-attend events,” said Kim Lloyd, Barretts’ general manager. Regular nominations closed Sept. 26, but entries will be accepted until a week before the sale.

CAl-Breds Win HoMe And AWAy Alert Bay winning the British Columbia Derby (Can-III)

California-breds continue to win stakes both within their home state and elsewhere. Tree who scored impressive victories during September are Alert Bay and Time for a Memory in Canada and Pepper Crown in Northern California. Owned by Peter Redekop, Alert Bay scored by two lengths in the $135,225 British Columbia Derby (Can-III) at Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sept. 14. Te gelding went of as the favorite under jockey Rico Walcott in the 11⁄8mile turf event. Anita Bolton saddled the gelded son of City Zip—Hickory, by Dushyantor. Tomas Newton Bell and Ross John McLeod bred Alert Bay, who sold for $65,000 as a yearling at the 2012 Keeneland January mixed sale. He later went through the 2012 Keeneland fall yearling sale as a $42,000 buyback. Alert Bay has earned $317,378 and won the Echo Eddie Stakes at Santa 4

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Anita earlier this year. Time for a Memory continued a winning streak that she ran to fve Sept. 6 when taking the $18,379 Saskatchewan Derby at Marquis Downs by 23⁄4 lengths as the 4-5 favorite. She earlier won the Sonoma Handicap at Northlands Park. Terry Lovingier bred the 3-yearold daughter of Time to Get Even—Making Memories, by Rio Verde. Tim Rycroft trains her for Ed Maier. Pepper Crown, bred, owned, and trained by Alex Paszkeicz, captured the $63,170 Rolling Green Stakes at 11⁄16 miles on the turf at Golden Gate Fields Sept. 1. Te 4-year-old son of Peppered Cat—Crown Tis Lady, by Crowning Storm, was adding to a record that already includes a victory in the San Francisco Mile Stakes (gr. IIIT). Pepper Crown, who won by a head at more than 10-1 under jockey Abel Cedillo, raised his lifetime bankroll to $238,233.

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The first 2-year-old in training sale of 2015 will be conducted by Barretts on Monday, Feb. 23 at Fairplex in Pomona with the training preview scheduled for Friday, Feb. 20. Nominations close Friday, Oct. 24. The Jan. 26 Mixed Sale and 2-year-old Select Sale will be the final Barretts auctions conducted at the Fairplex facility, and according to Lloyd, at the Feb. 23 finale “we’ll be celebrating our success and ongoing commitment to provide quality service to buyers and consignors.” The balance of the Barretts 2015 Sales Calendar will be conducted at Del Mar. The May Sale of 2-year-olds in Training will be later in the month on Wednesday, the 27th to insure that the new “dirt” track is “ready” for the May 25 preview. The revised schedule also includes The Paddock Sale on July 19th, a Select Yearling Sale on Aug. 12 and a Fall Sale of Yearlings and Horses of Racing Age on Nov. 4, following the Breeders’ Cup.

STALLION

NEWS

■ Smiling Tiger Moves to Harris Smiling Tiger is moving to John Harris’ Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif., for the 2015 breeding season. Phil Lebherz and Alan Klein own the three-time grade I winner and earner of $1,480,704, and he previously stood at Lebherz’s Premier Thoroughbreds near Oakdale, Calif. A son of Hold That Tiger—Shandra Smiles, by Cahill Road, Smiling Tiger won seven graded stakes, including the Bing Crosby, Triple Bend, and Ancient Title (all gr. I). Lebherz reported that the stallion has more than 80 mares in foal from his first season at stud in 2014. “He is a big, good-looking horse, very consistent and hard-knocking,” said Harris. “We plan to breed some of our best mares to him.” Smiling Tiger will stand the 2015 season for $5,000.

ROn MeSAROS/PReMIeR equIne CenTeR

FOuR FOOTed FOTOS

Barretts Moves Select 2-year-olds Sale Forward


Lightnin N Thunder Storm Cat-Things Change, by Stalwart • Fee: $3,000-LFG (Free breeding to Stakes-Placed and Stakes-Producing Mares)

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Stakes-placed son of STORM CAT, twice leading sire of 180 stakes winners and 8 champions. Out of Grade I stakes winning STALWART mare THINGS CHANGE ($330,118), who is from the family of GI winner HARLAN. Lightnin N Thunder ran third in the James C. Ellis Juvenile Stakes at Ellis Park and second in the Miller Genuine Draft Cradle Stakes at River Downs. He is the sire of seven stakes winners and five stakes-placed runners, including group I winner and two-time Korean champion Bulpae Gisang, and Graded stakes-placed CRIOLLA BONITA. Former #1 Stallion from both Massachusetts and Ohio regions. Progeny have earned more than $5 million with average earning per starter $40,447.

Hidden Blessing Orientate-Fast ‘n Fleet, by Mr. Greeley Complimentary promotional breedings to approved mares-LFG

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By champion sprinter ORIENTATE ($1,716,950). Out of Graded stakes-placed producer FAST ‘N FLEET. A half-brother to multiple graded stakes-placed Remand and Graded stakes winner Kara’s Orientation. Retired from racing this summer with a career of 7-4-10 and earnings of $178,030.

Introducing the only Sons of EL PRADO to stand in California Sons of EL PRADO were responsible for eight Gr. I winners in 2013 El PRADO’s progeny at stud are led by 2013 Champion Sire KITTEN’S JOY, (6 Gr. I winners and 54 stakes winners; he has over $35.5 million in progeny earnings), MEDAGLIA D’ORE (sire of 2013 Gr. I winners RACHEL ALEXANDRA, MARKETING MIX and Cash Call Futurity winner VIOLENCE), and ARTIE SCHILLER (sire of Gr. II San Antonio Stakes winner BLINGO).

James Street

Wolfcamp

El Prado (Ire)-Alleynedale, by Unbridled Fee: $10,000-LF

El Prado (Ire)–Bauhauser (Arg), by Numerous Fee: $3,000-LF

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Multiple Graded Stakes winner of $637,723 from 28 starts had 7 wins 6 seconds and 4 thirds, a durable race horse won at distances up to 1 1/8

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Stakes-placed winner of $189,148, out of the multiple graded stakes-winning mare BAUHAUSER (ARG) A tenacious race horse from 24 starts had 7 wins 4 seconds and 3 thirds

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THIS MONTH IN

HISTORY

BREEDERS’ CUP EDITION

SIRES OF STAKES WINNERS NAMED FOALS OF RACING AGE

SWs

In ExcEss [IrE] (1987)†

1046

63

BErtrando (1989)†

1136

60

UnUsUal HEat (1990)

676

45

BEncHmark (1991) †

742

41

trIBal rUlE (1996) †

590

38

stormIn FEvEr (1994)

757

31

olympIo (1988) †

547

30

swIss yodElEr (1994)

760

29

GamE plan (1993)

437

24

old toppEr (1995)

527

23

kaFwaIn (2000)

530

22

sEa oF sEcrEts (1995)

476

21

rocky Bar (1998)

125

17

mInIstErs wIld cat (2000)

284

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STALLION

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

First Winner For elusive Warning Elusive Warning, a multiple stakes winner standing at Cal Fischer’s Madera Thoroughbreds near Madera, Calif., got his first winner Aug. 31. Favored Swiss Cocoa won the sixth race on the card at Golden Gate Fields. As the 19-10 favorite, the 2-year-old filly scored by a length under jockey Juan Sanchez in the $12,500 maiden claiming race. Antonio Diaz saddled Swiss Cocoa for the Diaz Racing Stable Inc. and Andreas Psarras. Sheila McLeod bred Swiss Cocoa out of the stakes-placed Swiss Yodeler mare Swiss Please. Elusive Warning is a 10-yearold son of Elusive Quality—Valid Warning, by Valid Appeal. He stood for $2,000 in 2014.

QUALIFYING CLAIMING LEVELS The following claiming levels for California owners premiums and stallion awards are currently in effect: FRESNO COUNTY FAIR/$20,000 GOLDEN GATE FIELDS/$20,000 SANTA ANITA/$40,000

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5 YEARS AGO California breeders celebrated a double Breeders’ Cup victory, as DaNCINg IN SIlkS won the $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I) and California Flag won the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint in 2009. First, California Flag represented his home state well by leading almost throughout Santa Anita’s hillside turf course of about 61⁄2 furlongs to capture the Turf Sprint by 13⁄4 lengths. Joe Talamo rode for trainer Brian Koriner. One race later, Dancing in Silks eked out a narrow nose victory in the six-furlong Sprint, Dancing in Silks with Joel Rosario aboard for trainer Carla Gaines. Keith and Barbara Card’s Hi Card Ranch bred and owned California Flag (Avenue of Flags—Ultrafleet, by Afleet). Ken Kinakin raced Dancing in Silks (Black Minnaloushe—Lemhi Love, by Royal and Regal), who was bred by Ron Jex. anne m. eberhardt

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25 YEARS AGO SUNDay SIlENCE, the son of the California-bred mare Wishing Well, gave Californians the opportunity to lord it over their New York counterparts when he defeated Easy Goer in the 1989 Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park. To this day that race is cited as one of the most popular in Breeders’ Cup history. Sunday Silence had defeated Easy Goer in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), but Easy Goer had thwarted his Triple Crown bid in the

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Sunday Silence (right) and Easy goer dueled in what is still considered one of the most popular BC Classic races Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Sunday Silence exacted sweet revenge in the Classic—for trainer Charlie Whittingham, who owned him with Arthur Hancock III and Dr. Ernest Gaillard, and for Californians, who championed the California-based son of Halo as their very own, even though he was bred in Kentucky.

30 YEARS AGO HOllywOOD PaRk hosted the very first Breeders’ Cup in 1984 in such star-studded fashion that it set the bar high for a series that has developed into the World Thoroughbred Championships. Traffic to the racetrack was jammed, as 64,254 people arrived for the event. Marje Everett, head of Hollywood Park, built the Pavilion of the Stars and extended the track to 11⁄8 miles especially for the first Breeders’ Cup. She saw to it that celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, and Gregory Peck were on hand. California almost had its first homebred Breeders’ Cup winner in the Juvenile Fillies (gr. I). Cal-bred Fran’s Valentine, who would win the next year’s Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), finished first, but she had interfered with another Cal-bred, Pirate’s Glow, and was disqualified, leaving Outstandingly as the winner.

Memoriam

Lil Tyler Dies at Age 31 Longtime California sire Lil Tyler, who was pensioned about five years ago, died Sept. 10 at age 31. He spent his entire stallion career at Cal Fischer’s Madera Thoroughbreds near Madera, Calif. Lil Tyler sired stakes winners Awesome Daze, Mateo, Lil Sneeker, I’m A Lil Princess, Super Strut, and Jack’s Wild among his 114 winners. His runners earned $8,852,342. Berkeley J. Bayne bred the son of Halo—Mitzi, by T.V. Lark, in Maryland. On the track, Lil Tyler won seven of 35 starts, including four stakes, for earnings of $218,353.


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NewsBits JOCKEY FEE AMENDED Losing jockeys received a 12.5% pay raise when the California Horse Racing Board gave initial approval to extending an increase for a minimum jockey fee to all losing mounts in races with purses of less than $10,000. Passed at the August CHRB meeting, the change had to undergo a 45-day public comment period before being considered for final approval. Under a California Assembly bill that went into effect July 1, jockeys on horses that finished out of the money received the increase. But when it was noted that this meant some jockeys finishing worse than third would make more than those on horses finishing second and third, that increase was extended. Thus, in races with purses of $5,000 to $9,999, the second-place jockey would get $101.25, third place would be worth $86.63, and fourth through last would get $84.38. The fees are used when there is no contract or agreement in place between the jockey and the horse’s connections.

DEL MAR PAYS TRIBUTE TO NATIVE DIVER Fans attending the recently concluded Del Mar Thoroughbred Club meeting may have noticed a new addition to the breezeway connecting the walking ring to the racetrack. Del Mar paid tribute to California-bred Native Diver with a large plaque commemorating his exploits. Native Diver was buried in the walking ring of Betfair Hollywood Park with a monument remembering his three wins in the Hollywood Gold Cup. When that track closed, the gelding’s remains were reburied at Del Mar and the new plaque was created for the breezeway. Bred and owned by L.K. Shapiro, Native Diver won many times at Del Mar. He made his final start there by capturing the 1967 Del Mar Handicap. From 81 starts he won 37 races and became the first Calbred millionaire.

Cal-bred Yearling Brings $560,000

TURF WRITERS AND BROADCASTERS HONOR SHERMAN The National Turf Writers and Broadcasters will honor Art Sherman with the Mr. Fitz Award, named for the legendary trainer “Sunny” Jim Fitzsimmons. Sherman saddled California-bred California Chrome, thus becoming the oldest trainer to win the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). He first experienced the Derby when he shared a boxcar with Cal-bred Swaps, the 1955 winner, from Los Angeles to Louisville. Sherman is slated to receive his award at the NTWBA’s 55th annual awards dinner Oct. 29 at The Derby Restaurant in Arcadia, Calif., along with the other honorees, owner Cot Campbell, broadcaster Charlsie Cantey, and sportswriter Tom LaMarra.

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CALIFORNIA CHROME RETURNS TO RACING IN THE PENNSYLVANIA DERBY Dual classic winner California Chrome didn’t produce the laudable performance most were anticipating in the Sept. 20 $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) but his off-the-board finish has not sidelined him from a trip to the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I). The Cal-bred son of Lucky Pulpit was making his first start in 15 weeks since attempting to become the 13th horse to sweep the Triple Crown. He wound up fourth in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and an injury he sustained at the break prolonged his rehabilitation following the classics. California Chrome’s return at Parx Racing in Philadelphia was met with great fanfare because he was the first Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner to compete in the Pennsylvania Derby. All seemed to be working smoothly as Perry Martin and Steve Coburn’s homebred star prepared for his return until the flashy chestnut colt drew post one. With speed on the outside and a big target on his back, California Chrome was facing a tough trip that unfolded just as trainer Art Sherman and jockey Victor Espinoza had feared it might. Espinoza said he was bottled up throughout. “The other riders, they worried about me, they didn’t worry about the one in the front [winner Bayern], and I knew I was in trouble in the first turn,” Espinoza said. “They were like blocking in front of me, and it was hard to catch the other horse. Sometimes the other ones don’t ride to win, they ride to beat horses. But, I really didn’t abuse him too much today. I just let him run his race. I didn’t want to override him. He had a long time off. This race, it set it up for the next one.” Sherman agreed California Chrome needed this race before the Classic. “With the race under his belt, he’ll be a lot stronger,” Sherman said. “We’ll bring him home and get him ready for the Breeders’ Cup.”

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KEENELAND/Z

A full brother to 2013 California-bred Horse of the Year and Eclipse Award-winning sprinter Points Offthebench sold for $560,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale. Roy and Gretchen Jackson’s Lael Stable bought the colt. Bred by Gary Broad, the youngster is by Benchmark—Mo Chuisle, by Free House. That makes him not only a full brother to Points Offthebench but also to graded stakes winner Bench Points. Taylor Made Sales consigned the yearling as agent.


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Arcadia Historical Society Honors CTBA

CTBA DireCTors eleCTion DeADline ApproAChing

Te Arcadia Historical Society honored the California Toroughbred Breeders Association as an Arcadia Business Icon at an Arcadia Chamber of Commerce breakfast Sept. 18. Sponsored by Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary, the breakfast was held at the Santa Anita Golf Course in Arcadia. Historical Society vice president Carol Libby and Chamber CEO Scott Hettrick presented the award to Cookie Hackworth and Loretta Veiga of the CTBA. Te CTBA was headquartered at Santa Anita from its inception in the late 1930s until 1941, when it moved to San Marino and then to Hollywood. Te organization returned to Arcadia in 1957, when the headquarters it built and continues to occupy today was opened.

Those CTBA members who wish to seek election to the group’s Board of Directors through the petition process are reminded that they have until Nov. 9, 2014, 90 days prior to the CTBA’s Annual Meeting and Dinner, to submit their completed application. Per the association’s bylaws, the application needs to include a minimum of 25 signatures from current CTBA members for the applicant to be included on the ballot for this year’s election. The director positions being filled are for a three-year term 2015-17. The Annual Meeting and Dinner, which also honors the California-bred Horse of the Year and other state champions, will be held on Feb. 9, 2015, at the Westin Pasadena.

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CTBA MEMBERS Linda Adair Springville, CA Denisa Gero Milton Freewater, OR Dr. Donald Gibb Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada Timothy Goodwin Ventura, CA

CTBA Available During Breeders’ Cup The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association will be part of the hospitality at Clocker’s Corner at Santa Anita during the week before the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. The CTBA, along with the Thoroughbred Owners of California and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, maintains a table near Clocker’s Corner. Representatives will be available to answer general questions about the racing and breeding industry and provide details about the CTBA and participation in the California-bred program.

Eduardo Guimaraes Santos, SP, Brazil Julie Hibbard Aliso Viejo, CA William Kerr Burbank, CA Jason Litt Lexington, KY Mat Monaco & Lori Brickman La Quinta, CA John Pendergast Glendale, AZ

stallion Auction slated for Dec. 2 The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Stallion Season Telephone Auction will be held Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 6-8 p.m. Pacific time. Proceeds will benefit the CTBA’s Political Action Committee fund, which works in support of legislation to favorably impact California breeders. Seasons will be sold with no guarantee. For more information, please contact Christy Chapman at CTBA, 626-445-7800 x 247 or Christy@ctba.com.

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CTBA EVENTS ■ SALES CAL-BRED/SIRED STAKES RACES SUNDAY

MONDAY

$100,000 Harris Farms Stakes Fresno Fair

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Fresno Fair closing day

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TUESDAY

Barretts October Yearling Sale

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OCTOBER 2014 WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

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Fresno Fair opening day

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$100,000 California Distaff Handicap Santa Anita

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Golden Gate Fields opening day

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$100,000 California Flag Handicap Santa Anita

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CHRB monthly meeting Santa Anita

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$200,000 Breeders’ Cup Golden State Juvenile Fillies Santa Anita Breeders’ Cup World Championships Santa Anita

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CTFoundation 2014

Foundation Displays Trophies Won By Seabiscuit

OFFICERS

PRESIDENT

Mrs. Jeanne L. Canty VICE-PRESIDENT

Mrs. Gail Gregson TREASURER

Gregory L. Ferraro, DVM SECRETARY

Mark W. McCreary

DIRECTORS

Te California Toroughbred Foundation (CTF) is privileged to be able to display some of the many trophies Seabiscuit earned for owner Charles S. Howard during his illustrious racing career. Te four pictured here are part of the CTF’s collection at the California Toroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) building in Arcadia and are often displayed in the Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library there. Te items shown include the 1938 Hollywood Gold Cup, the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap trophy, a presentation cup from Santa Anita Park marking Seabiscuit’s accomplishments, and the 1938 Pimlico Special trophy.

Peter P. Daily Tracy Gantz

Te California Toroughbred Foundation

Jane Goldstein Neil O’Dwyer Gerald F. McMahon James Murphy Mrs. Ada Gates Patton Thomas S. Robbins John W. Sadler Peter W. Tunney Warren Williamson

Te California Toroughbred Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of equine research and education. Since 1958 the Foundation has operated as a non-proft 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 and Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona. Te 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 ofces 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 fne arts. Te latest instructional videos also are available for viewing in the Library. Te resources of the CTF’s Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library are available to the public for research and pleasure.

Mrs. Kenneth M. Schiffer, Director Emeritus

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

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Bullish on

California

Purses are uP, breeding and racing are stable

By Michael coMpton

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alifornia Chrome, winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum Brands (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), may have fallen short in his bid to become the 13th Triple Crown winner. But the muscular chestnut’s fairy tale run in this year’s classic races proved a well-timed representation of the positive synergy taking place between breeders, owners, and racetracks in the Golden State. Bred, raised, and campaigned in California before capturing the attention of racing fans around the country, the son of Lucky Pulpit now ranks among the best of his generation, and his depth of West Coast connections have gone far in promoting his home state’s breeding and racing programs.

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“He was icing on the cake,” said Doug Burge, president of the California Toroughbred Breeders Association. “Tings were starting to go in the right direction prior to that, but he brought so much awareness to California’s breeding program. And he couldn’t have been named any better.

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“What California Chrome did was provide optimism. People who were maybe on the fence to breed a mare, his success gave them an extra push to do so.” Today’s positive economic climate for breeders and owners in California is a result of horsemen staying the course through the downturn that began in earnest in 2008-09. With the CTBA, Toroughbred Owners of California (TOC), and the state’s racetracks working closely together, the breeding and racing segments of the business have not only stabilized but are rebounding. “Everybody bought into the fact that basically we had to make some enhancements to stabilize the breeding industry because we’re so dependent on Cal-breds,” said

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California Handle Today’s positive economic climate for breeders and owners in California is a result of horsemen staying the course through the downturn that began in earnest in 2008-09.

popular recently implemented incentives that have stimulated interest in Cal-breds. Te maiden bonus award is paid to the owner of a registered Cal-bred that breaks its maiden in a maiden special weight, allowance, or stakes race. Te bonus amount is $10,000 in Northern Califor-

Te relationship and support we have now from the TOC is amazing. We’re all on the same page. Everyone understands the importance of a strong breeding program in California.” — Doug Burge, President, CTBA

years here, and yet we’re splitting 2-yearold maiden races. Based on that, you can say there is a higher percentage of horses being bred that are making it to the races.” Creating an economic climate for breeders and owners to generate a return on their substantial investment is driving the spirit of cooperation among industry groups. Burge points to the maiden bonus program and the Golden State Series as

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nia and at all Fair meets throughout the state and $17,500 in Southern California. Te Golden State Series in 2014 encompasses 37 restricted races and purses of $5.5 million. It is jointly funded by the TOC, the California Marketing Committee, and through stallion registration fees. “Te relationship and support we have now from the TOC is amazing,” Burge said. “We’re all on the same page. Evwww.ctba.com

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Burge. “Tey make up over 50% of the feld sizes north and south. Without them, we’d be lucky to race two days a week. “Te emphasis was to stabilize the breeding program and now start to show some growth, which we’re starting to experience. All of the things that have helped grow our state-bred program came out of the cooperation of everyone involved. All the groups made it happen. Te tracks increased allocation of stakes dollars, and the California Marketing Committee has also invested a signifcant amount of money to help us grow.” Annual mares bred to California stallions fell nearly 39%, from 4,105 in 2008 to 2,508 in 2013, but the 2013 mares bred fgure was up slightly from the previous year’s number of 2,445, signaling that the worst was over. Burge predicted the mares bred and live foal count would continue to rise, which they did when Te Jockey Club released its 2014 Live Foal report Sept. 18. California replaced Florida as the nation’s second-leading Toroughbred producing state with 1,629 live foals of 2014, an increase of 3% from 2013’s foal crop. Besides seeing more foals on the ground, Burge said he believes the Cal-bred product is improving. “Tere is an emphasis on quality over quantity,” Burge noted. “We have half the foal crop now that we had 10 years ago, but we are flling Cal-bred races better than we ever have. Te current 2-year-old crop is the smallest we have had in my 20

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eryone understands the importance of a strong breeding program in California. Te TOC has been extremely supportive in allocation of purse dollars, from expanding our owners’ awards in open company to matching our maiden bonus, and on top of that, all the added purse monies for the Golden State Series the last couple of years.” A key component driving growth was legislation to raise takeout beginning in January of 2011. Takeout on exactas and daily doubles went from 20.68% to 22.68%, while the rate for exotic wagers involving three or more betting interests went from 20.68% to 23.68%. Te rates increased 9.6% and 14.5%, respectively. First met with protest from horseplayers, the decision is returning dividends. According to a recent article in Te BloodHorse, handle on California races dipped in 2012 to $2.88 billion from $2.9 million the previous year, but total all-sources handle in 2013 reached just shy of a robust $3.04 billion. Purse money in California has also risen

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steadily over the last three years, growing 12.8%, from $139,131,890 in fscal year 2011 to $156,949,915 in FY2013 (including Cal-bred incentives), according to California Horse Racing Board annual reports. Meanwhile the number of races ofered has dropped from 4,403 in 2010 to 4,117, according to Te Jockey Club California Fact Book. “To fgure out a way to make purses— both restricted and open—competitive with states that have slots, we ran a bill that was a little controversial in that it increased exotic takeout slightly,” Burge said. “Te goal wasn’t to tax the bettors. Tat wasn’t the goal whatsoever. It was done to grow purses and keep us competitive. All of that money is going to purses, and it has helped purses signifcantly.” Joe Morris, president of TOC, is also encouraged by the recent signs of strength. “We have a positive story to tell here,” Morris said. “California is like its own little island as far as being separated from the rest of the country. Our purses have gone up four years in a row out here, and we are the only major racing state without any revenue from an alternative form of gambling.” With Hollywood Park’s closure and the shifting of racing dates to Los Alamitos and Del Mar, the racing scene in California has undergone major change. Uncertainty has been replaced with a newfound optimism. “It’s healthy, it’s a good circuit, and it’s year-round,” said Morris. “We have completely reinvented our racing circuit. Santa Anita stepped up and raced through June, and that meet was up double digits on the (corresponding) Hollywood Park meet from the year before. Los Alamitos started in July, we’re back there now (in September), and we’re going back to Del Mar in the fall. It’s all positive. “We also see substantial investment from racetrack ownership groups. Te Stronach Group (Santa Anita and Golden Gate Fields) and Dr. (Ed) Allred (Los Alamitos) have stepped up to improve their facilities. Tat type of commitment is good for the fans and the horsemen. It’s a strong sign to see the tracks investing like they have. Opportunity is great in California right now.”

Burge views the changing complexion of California’s racing scene as a positive not only for owners and trainers with horses at the track but for breeders as well.

We have a positive story to tell here. California is like its own little island as far as being separated from the rest of the country. Our purses have gone up four years in a row out here, and we are the only major racing state without any revenue from an alternative form of gambling.” — Joe Morris, president of TOC

“Tere is stability on the racing and stabling side,” he said. “With Los Alamitos picking up the void left by the closure of Hollywood Park and Del Mar picking up a fall meet gives people confdence. When you make that decision to breed a mare, it’s going to be three years before that resulting horse is going to run. You need to make sure and have some assurance in place that racing and stabling are going to exist and be as good as it was when you made the decision to breed. “Te big thing for us in California is we’ve been able to sustain and actually grow purses without slots and other rev-

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enue sources,” Burge added. Morris and Burge plan to continue fostering teamwork to solve challenges on the horizon. “I’ve raced in a lot of states, and it’s important to work together,” said Morris. “It used to be we’re all on this leaky ship together, and it’s not like that now. We got together on the short-term stabling issues and worked through those. We did the same on the racing schedule issues, and we still need to fx our long-term stabling issue. “We are also coming up on a program we are putting together for next year on horse recruitment. We are going to be doing year-round horse recruitment as an industry and that’s critical. You have to have full felds because that drives the handle. “As we put together that program, which we hope to have in place by the Breeders’ Cup, we also need world-class stabling for the long term. We need our owners and breeders to know that we have the facilities for them to continue investing and buying horses, bringing out good stallions, and breeding good mares.” Burge echoed Morris’ comments, adding, “Te infrastructure is as good right now as it’s been in all my years here. We see investment from owners retiring horses like grade I winner Smiling Tiger to stand in California. We’re seeing results from the breed-to-race standpoint and the commercial aspect judging by recent sales results. Te programs we have in place are working. People want Cal-breds. Tat’s all I hear now.”


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Management

GETTING TO THE TRACK

TRANSPORT COMPANIES PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN MOVING HORSES ACROSS TOWN AND ACROSS COUNTRY BY EMILY SHIELDS

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ith the California racing landscape undergoing a substantial change, breeders and trainers alike have had to adapt their programs. Tey, however, are not the only ones. Horse transportation companies have been altering their schedules to accommodate the difference in race dates and the removal of Hollywood Park from the list of destinations. Despite the shuffle, companies such as American Horse Transportation, Bob Hubbard Horse Transportation, International Horse Transport, and the Tex Sutton Forwarding Company continue to provide exemplary care to their equine cargo. All around the country, horses are in constant motion. Tey are vanned from one race meet to the next, from the track to the farm, and to and from sales. Much more goes into equine transportation than simply handing a horse’s lead to the van driver and meeting the van at the destination.

Bob Hubbard Horse Transport dispatcher Kathleen Billman said, “Ours is a 24/7 operation, with a team of drivers going across the country.” Tese trips include using set layover facilities in which horses are unloaded from the vans and placed in stalls overnight. Shorter trips, such as from Golden Gate Fields to Santa Anita Park, include a midpoint stop to check and water the horses. “Te lead drivers on our vans are always very good horsemen,” said Billman. “Tey know which horses to keep near other

horses so that they ship well, and they monitor the horses to make sure they are drinking enough water.” Added Tom Hubbard, son of the late Bob Hubbard, “Nobody was born knowing how to handle horses or drive a truck. Both are difcult jobs. We have guys who grew up around horses and learned to drive, and drivers who have been taught what to watch for and how to handle horses.” Bob Hubbard Horse Transportation, established in 1967, has had its share of handling the best. Tis spring the company transported Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner California Chrome to and from the airport during his quest for the Triple Crown. Te company kept fans and clients alike up-to-date on the big horse’s progress via its Facebook page. American Horse Transportation is a

Nobody was born knowing how to handle horses or drive a truck. Both are difcult jobs. We have guys who grew up around horses and learned to drive, and drivers who have been taught what to watch for and how to handle horses.” — Tom Hubbard, Hubbard Horse Transportation

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Tex Sutton uses Boeing 727 cargo planes to transport horses to and from destinations

stall as measurement. “We generally ship ‘stall and a half,’ which brings us down to 10 horses per van,” Hubbard said. “Allow room for equipment and grooms, and that means we don’t haul more than eight horses per van.” Te horses are lined up in pairs, with the grooms typically riding between. “When shipping cross country, most people don’t send the groom with the horse,” Billman explained. “Te drivers are in charge of caring for the horses.” In the case of short-distance travel, such as from Los Alamitos to Santa Anita Park, “trainers prefer that the groom is right there in front of their horse,” said Hubbard. At what point does it make sense to fy, rather than van a horse? Tex Sutton Forwarding Company’s California representative, Greg Otteson, noted that the answer varies. Cost and the amount of time a trip will take are key factors in that decision. “If you’re a horseman, especially one who is sending a horse to compete, then any trip over 12 hours and you might want to think about fying,” said Otteson. “If a horse is on a van for more than a day, you’re going to see weight loss and fatigue.” Te Tex Sutton planes are Boeing 727 cargo carriers. “We can put 21 horses, 10 grooms, and all their equipment on the plane,” Otteson said. “Our planes are set up very similar to a horse van inside; we are trying to re-create what they are familiar with, which is travel by trailer. We have fve professional grooms onboard at all times to care for the horses.” Ian Jory, who is best known in California as the frst trainer of standout Cal-bred Best Pal, is now the Los Angeles Operations Manager of International Racehorse Transport (IRT), a company that arranges the logistics of traveling not only across the country but also around the world. IRT leases space on Tex Sutton www.ctba.com

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family-owned company based in Washington, but it frequently transports horses to California sales and other events. “Our trucks are going 24 hours a day,” said dispatcher Brittany Woods, “and our drivers have to log their hours and make sure to get both enough rest and enough drive time.” Te company runs a regular route from Washington to Southern California, then to Arizona. Representatives are also present at all major Toroughbred sales across the country. “What sets us apart is that our drivers have been hauling horses for almost 20 years,” Woods said, “and they’ve dealt with every single kind of horse, from someone’s backyard ornament to a million-dollar, unbroken yearling. Yes, they are professional carriers that are fully licensed and insured, but they use their understanding of horses and their patience to do the job.” For American Horse Transportation the job includes stopping every three hours to check on the horses while monitoring hydration. “Especially when you go from California to the Northwest, which is one extreme to the other, water intake is important,” Woods said. Communication among the drivers, dispatchers, and clients is key. “It’s stressful for the client as well as for the horse when they are being transported long distance,” Woods said. “Daily communication from the dispatchers during, as well as discussion prior so that the drivers are aware of the horse’s quirks and personality, is very important. We not only want our clients to have a good experience, but we want the horses to be good haulers in the future.” Despite the precautions, issues arise. Tom Hubbard said, “If we have a mechanical condition, such as a tire situation, we have four different national accounts with tire companies that, in most cases, are no more than an hour away. If a truck goes out of service somewhere between Northern and Southern California, we can get another one to the location in two to three hours.” Hubbard has grown to include more than 25 large vans and 20 smaller trailers. Although the capacity on the larger vans is 15 horses, that capacity uses a single

fights for domestic travel, but uses international airlines such as Qantas for transporting shuttle stallions. “All of our professional grooms have to be Animal Air Transport Association certifed,” said Jory. “Tey are well trained in knowing how to respond to situations in the air.” Despite the care given to mimic travel by ground, Otteson said that fying can “be tricky. A passenger plane makes a steep ascent, but when (horse fights) take off, it’s very gradual to help the horses stay on their feet. When they land, they descend slowly and use all of the runway so they don’t have to stand on the brakes.” All types of horses can be difcult to ship in certain circumstances, but some in particular stand out. “It’s important to work calmly with horses that haven’t traveled before,” Woods said. “We don’t want them to become overly anxious.” “Overambitious colts can be problematic and need to be isolated,” Otteson said, “but the type of horse that can really be an issue is a claustrophobic one. If they are in a stall that is too tight for them, their tendency is to want out. When that happens, we move them to a double stall.” Tere are three stall sizes available on each Tex Sutton fight. “We’re the only charter company in the United States, so we create our schedule based upon need,” Otteson said. Typically, the company fies weekly between California and New York, Kentucky, and Florida. “It’s a seasonal business, so in the winter time we do a lot of Florida and California fights, then to Kentucky and New York for the summer and fall,” said Otteson. During the latest Del Mar Toroughbred Club meet, business boomed. “Tis was the best Del Mar shipment we’ve had in a long time,” Otteson said.

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Management “We basically brought three full stables out there.” Tose included large portions of the Mike Stidham and Mark Casse barns, normally based at Arlington Park in Illinois and Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada, respectively. After decades of a familiar California racing schedule, adjusting to a new calendar has been a challenge. Instead of horses stabled at Santa Anita and Hollywood most of the year, they are at Santa Anita, Los Alamitos, Fairplex Park, and San Luis Rey Downs. “Te horses are so spread out that we’re having to make some adaptations,” said Tom Hubbard. “Tere’s no more shuttle truck going from Santa Anita. It’s all very new, and there are still some kinks to work out.” Jory mentioned that IRT is taking the change particularly hard because Hollywood Park boasted an accessible international quarantine area. “We are now forced to use another that is more expensive and doesn’t have handy access to supplies and shavings,” he said. While the humans juggle logistics, the equines still have to be moved.

“It’s a business with peaks and valleys,” Tom Hubbard said. “When the Del Mar or Santa Anita meets end, we know we’re going to have a large spike in horse trafc.” Pat Hubbard, Bob Hubbard’s daughter, added, “Te big sales around the country are busy for us, too. September is a busy month especially because we are vanning yearlings out of Keeneland.” When IRT brings horses over from Europe for the Breeders’ Cup, those planes regularly pick up the yearlings that overseas owners purchased at Keeneland and journey right back to Europe. “We are always busy,” Jory said. “We have four or fve fights every week, shipping everything from mares and polo ponies to Europe in the spring, show horses to the Olympics, and Juddmonte and Aidan O’Brien runners here in the fall. Save for two weeks before Christmas, when it is difcult to rent space on cargo planes, IRT is always going full tilt.” Although all transport companies try to keep their prices regular, for both planes and vans, the price of fuel is a fuctuating operating cost.

“Fuel is our number one variable,” Otteson said. “It varies greatly from airport to airport. Some locations just cost more.” A typical cross-country fight can cost between $2,900 and $5,000 per horse. “We take fuel in stride,” said Tom Hubbard. “Tere’s a federal index you use as a benchmark, and we try not to vary our prices too much. Tey fuctuate, but we try not to make changes by more than a percentage point.” “It’s just the price of doing business,” Woods said. “In the summer it goes up, in the winter it goes down, and you generally know what it will do. Fuel is an operating cost, but it’s not what hurts our business. We are hurt more by unlicensed carriers who post on websites saying they can haul horses for a fraction of the cost. Tey aren’t professional haulers, but they can still hurt business.” Traveling can be a frustrating hassle, but with communicative dispatchers, dedicated drivers, and specially trained professional fight grooms, companies ensure horses reach their destinations healthy and safe.

We’re caring for your horse through the journey, because we know you would too. To find out more about IRT and how we can help you and your horse, call +1 630 377 2300 or visit our website.

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Los Alamitos Stakes Winners

HOMETOWN HEROES BY TRACY GANTZ

Soi Phet after winning the Los Alamitos Mile

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Soi Phet capitalized on his July 3 Bertrando Stakes victory at Los Alamitos’ inaugural major Toroughbred meeting to add the biggest stakes at the next stand, the $200,750 Los Alamitos Mile Sept. 6. Under jockey Kent Desormeaux, he crushed the competition by 71∕4 lengths at nearly 5-1, with Cal-bred Masochistic, the even-money favorite, second and Tonito M. third. Soi Phet set a track record of 1:33.95, breaking his own previous mark of 1:34.50. “I was very confdent—this horse was training very well,” said trainer Leonard Powell. Powell’s wife, Mathilde, owns Soi Phet with Gerald and Sandra Benowitz and Paul Viskovich. Leonard claimed him for $16,000 from his breeder, ARCHA Racing. Te 6-year-old son of Tizbud—Summer Jersey, by Siberian Summer, upped his lifetime earnings to $472,686. Te fall meeting opened with the $75,000 E. B. Johnston Stakes for California-breds and California-sired runners at 61∕2 furlongs Sept. 5. Charles Garvey’s

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os Alamitos’ frst fall Toroughbred meeting turned into a California-bred tour de force. Horses foaled in California won four of the frst six stakes, with another by a California stallion.

Patriots Rule, as the 4-5 favorite, won by a nose over Eddie’s First, who was 73∕4 lengths ahead of third-place Arctic Code. Fernando Perez piloted Patriots Rule for trainer Robertino Diodoro, and the gelding raced the distance in 1:14.60. Dahlberg Farms bred the 3-year-old son of Tribal Rule—Candy Factory, by Seattle Bound. Deceased Tribal Rule had a second stakes winner at Los Alamitos when Arizona-bred Tribal Gal captured the $75,250 Orange County Stakes at six furlongs Sept. 7. Rafael Bejarano piloted her to a half-length win in 1:08.73 as the 13-

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10 favorite. John Pendergast bred, owns, and trains the 4-year-old flly, who is out of the Western Fame mare Famous Gal. Two-year-old sensation Wake Up Nick extended his unbeaten record to fve in the $103,900 Barretts Juvenile Stakes at 61∕2 furlongs Sept. 14. Favored at 11-10 and ridden by Elvis Trujillo, Wake Up Nick stopped the clock in 1:17.60 while defeating Rowdy Dylan by 23∕4 lengths. Lee and Susan Searing bred Wake Up Nick, a son of Cindago—Storm Hearted, by Lion Hearted. Paul and Zillah Reddam’s Reddam Racing campaign the colt, and Doug O’Neill trains him. Wake Up Nick also sports a four-stakes winning streak that encompasses all three major Southern California tracks. James and Tammy McKenney’s Uzziel, who was foaled in California though not a registered Calbred, took the $75,500 Beverly J. Lewis Stakes at 61∕2 furlongs Sept. 6. Te daughter of Harlington— Pretti Woman, by Lord At War, won by three-quarters of a length in 1:14.70 under jockey Tyler Baze. Mike Puype is the trainer.

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Cal-bred Stakes Winners at Del Mar

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alifornia-breds ended the Del Mar meeting the same way they began it—with talented performances that could lead to even wider opportunities. More than ever, Cal-breds have a host of options, whether it’s to continue in the lucrative Golden State Series or to venture into open and graded company. Wake Up Nick’s i’m smokiN stakes

paul, third right, and Zillah Reddam, second left, celebrate Wake Up Nick’s i’m smokin stakes victory, above, at Del mar with trainer Doug o’Neill, right.

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Te rich purses of the Golden State Series are keeping Wake Up Nick in Cal-bred/Cal-sired stakes, even though he has already won the Santa Anita Juvenile Stakes against open company. Wake Up Nick followed his scintillating Graduation Stakes victory with a hard-fought yet successful battle in the $150,500 I’m Smokin Stakes for 2-year-olds Sept. 1. Sent away the 2-5 favorite, Wake Up Nick broke on top, and then three others swept ahead of him early. Tree wide on the turn in the six-furlong race, the colt took the lead but had to war with Global Magician throughout the stretch drive.


Red outlaw’s posse gather in the Del mar winner’s circle following the undefeated son of tribal Rule’s win in the el cajon stakes

It looked as if a come-from-behind runner might catch both of them. Neither gave up, however, and Wake Up Nick defeated Global Magician by a half-length in 1:11.25, with Cardiac third. “I think we’ll stay in the Cal-bred series,” said trainer Doug O’Neill. “Tere’s so much money in it. To be in restricted company for $150,000—that’s a great deal.” O’Neill trains Wake Up Nick for Paul and Zillah Reddam’s Reddam Racing. Lee and Susan Searing bred the son of Cindago— Storm Hearted, by Lion Hearted. O’Neill’s brother Dennis bought Wake Up Nick for $35,000 at the 2014 Barretts March sale. Mario Gutierrez has ridden Wake Up Nick in each of his four starts, and they are undefeated together. “Mario knows the horse so well, and he needed every bit of it today,” said Doug O’Neill. Paul Reddam admitted to being a little nervous during the race. “When your horse sticks out like a sore thumb, you’re often going to get a sore thumb in the end,” Reddam said. Instead, Wake Up Nick gritted it out to add another $85,500 to his bankroll, which after the I’m Smokin stood at $251,100.

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Red Outlaw remained undefeated in fve lifetime starts when he won the $100,500 El Cajon Stakes Aug. 29 for 3-year-olds in open company. He did it easily too, leading throughout the mile on the main track to defeat Toowindytohaulrox by 3 3/4 lengths in 1:36.38. Favored Conquest Two Step fnished third. “I called it at the half-mile pole,” said jockey Edwin Maldonado. “I knew we were going to win it right there. He’s going to be better going longer.” Te El Cajon came about a week after Shared Belief won the $1 million TVG Pacifc Classic (gr. I). Tat prompted trainer Peter Miller to quip, “He’s our poor man’s Shared Belief, and I’d love to have a barnful of poor man’s Shared Beliefs.” Red Outlaw isn’t too poor. He raised his bankroll to $285,200 with the El Cajon victory, not bad for the $40,000 investment that Scott Sherwood made at the 2012 Barretts October yearling sale. Sherwood’s Blinkers On Racing Stable partnership campaigns Red Outlaw. Marsha Naify’s Liberty Road Stables bred Red Outlaw, a son of Tribal Rule—Anachristina, by Slewpy. Red Outlaw is a half brother to Cal-bred Liberian Freighter, an earner of $759,090 and a multiple graded stakes winner.

looking cool and refreshed, the connections of long Hot summer celebrate her Generous portion stakes win at Del mar

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Cal-bred Stakes Winners at Del Mar

Heat Du jour’s souped up win in the solana Beach Handicap at Del mar made the day for jockey kent Desormeaux, breeder madeline auerbach, and trainer/co-owner jerry Hollendorfer

Red Outlaw is proving very versatile. He has won at four different racetracks, on three diferent synthetic surfaces and on the grass. “He trains good on the dirt,” said Miller. “We’ll sure try him on dirt at some point.” loNG Hot sUmmeR’s GeNeRoUs poRtioN stakes

Long Hot Summer ran her record to two for two in the $150,500 Generous Portion Stakes Aug. 27. Te 2-year-old flly debuted at Del Mar, winning a Cal-bred maiden race by 11⁄4 lengths as the 6-5 favorite before graduating to stakes company in the Generous Portion. My Fiona and Lost Bus, the one-two fnishers in the July 28 California Toroughbred Breeders’ Association Stakes, returned for the six-furlong Generous Portion. Lost Bus went of the favorite over My Fiona, with Long Hot Summer the fourth choice at more than 5-1. Joe Talamo rode Long Hot Summer in both of her Del Mar outings for trainer Philip D’Amato. Te flly raced in sixth early, going four wide in the stretch to pass horses and win by three-quarters of a length in 1:10.94 over My Fiona, with Lost Bus third. “She’s an exceptional flly, and I was loaded turning for home,” said Talamo. “She was running hard at the fnish. She galloped out strong.” D’Amato trains Long Hot Summer for Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino, who also own millionaire multiple graded winner Obviously. Long Hot Summer topped this year’s Barretts May 2-year-old sale at $260,000, with D’Amato and trainer Mike Mitchell buying her for the partners. John Harris’ Harris Farms and Donald Valpredo bred Long Hot Summer, a Cal-bred daughter of Street Boss out of the stakes-winning Stormy Atlantic mare Hotlantic. “She was one of our all-time fortuitous purchases,” said Harris about Hotlantic. Harris and Valpredo bought the mare carrying Long Hot Summer for $47,000 at the 2011 Keeneland November mixed sale. 24

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“I can distinctly remember Don Valpredo and I looking at her in the back ring at Keeneland,” Harris said. “She was a nice-looking mare. She had a decent race record, but the stakes she won were in Texas and Louisiana. But she had run close up though unplaced in a grade I at Keeneland.” Harris and Valpredo also remembered Bruce Headley succeeding with Street Boss in California stakes, another plus. Tey brought Hotlantic home to California and have a yearling flly by Unusual Heat and a weanling flly by Acclamation out of her. Heat DU joUR’s solaNa BeacH HaNDicap

Up until the Aug. 17 Solana Beach Handicap, Heat Du Jour earned six fgures the hard way, in allowance and claiming races. With only one other stakes attempt in 22 previous starts, she went of at nearly 10-1 in the Solana Beach, pulling of the upset by three lengths. Part of the Golden State Series, the $151,000 Solana Beach attracted 10 older females for a mile on the turf. Kent Desormeaux piloted Heat du Jour for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, who co-owns her with George Todaro and Mark Schlaich. Well back early, Heat du Jour made a huge move in the stretch to pass horses and win in a time of 1:34.73. Qiaona closed ground for second, and favored Kathleen Rose fnished third. “I had a delightful trip,” said Desormeaux. “Around the three-sixteenths I found somewhere to go and she took me there.” Madeline Auerbach bred Heat Du Jour, a Cal-bred daughter of Unusual Heat—Style of the Year, by Half a Year. Te 4-year-old flly is a full sister to Auerbach homebred Lennyfromalibu, a Calbred multiple stakes winner and earner of $442,165. Auerbach raced Heat Du Jour through the frst part of her career. Te flly has changed hands three times via the claim box, most recently in late May, when Hollendorfer took her for $32,000. “She was training very well coming into the race, and we had been targeting this race for quite some time,” said Hollendorfer after the Solana Beach. “Tere was enough speed in there to set it up for her and Kent to come from behind.”


Barretts October Yearling Sale Preview

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Many major stakes winners have come from this sale, including Cal-bred Big Macher, who won the Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I) this summer at Del Mar. Calbred Gervinho, winner of the Sir Beaufort Stakes (gr. IIT) at the end of 2013, also graduated from the sale. Cal-bred Red Outlaw, a double stakes winner at Del Mar and undefeated in fve starts, is a Barretts October graduate, as is Cal-bred Rock Me Baby, winner of the California Dreamin’ Handicap at Del Mar. Along with the large number of Calbreds, the Barretts October catalog features the ofspring of many California stallions. Lucky Pulpit, the sire of California Chrome, is the current leading California sire, and he has 23 cataloged in the sale, 14 colts and nine fllies. Harris Farms, where Lucky Pulpit stands, has consigned several of his ofspring. Hip 102 is a daughter of Lucky Pulpit out of the multiple stakes-winning Kennedy Road mare Jetinwith Kennedy. Te mare has already produced four stakes winners, including California Cup Sprint Handicap winner Jet West. 26

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arretts Sales & Racing is offering an abundance of California-breds in its yearling sale, slated to begin at 1 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Hinds Pavilion in Pomona. About 95% of the catalog of 259 lots were foaled in California, with the majority already registered for Cal-bred premiums.

Grade I winner Big Macher sold for $10,000 at Barretts’ 2011 October sale

Tat Yakutis’ Yakutis Enterprises ofers Hip 119, a colt by Lucky Pulpit—Lasting Beauty, by Storm Cat. Lasting Beauty is the second dam of Cal-bred millionaire Idiot Proof. Now standing at Victory Rose Toroughbreds in Vacaville, Calif., Idiot Proof will be represented in the sale by Hip 191. Consigned by Andy Havens’ Havens Bloodstock Agency, the colt is out of the winning Capsized mare Seattle Avenue. Breeder Steve Pavich has two Lucky Pulpits in the sale consigned by Jack and Barb Hatch’s Green Acre Stables. Hip 65 is from the family of $890,695-earner Exotic Wood out of the unraced Rock Hard Ten mare Fantasy Rocks. Te other, Hip 77, is out of the unraced Honour and Glory mare Gloriousexcitement, a half sister to multiple stakes winner Bond James Bond. Deceased Tribal Rule also has several youngsters in the catalog. Among them is Hip 8, consigned by Havens for Rainbow

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Meadows Farm. Te colt is out of the winning On the Sauce mare Astral Dreamer, who has already produced Crystal Water Handicap winner Celtic Dreamin. Perennial leading California sire Unusual Heat is also well represented. Harris has Hip 24, an Unusual Heat half sister to Cal-bred millionaire Moscow Burning. Te flly’s dam, the stakes-winning Mr. Leader mare Burning Desire, has also produced stakes-placed Tiz Afre. Two other Unusual Heat fllies from the Harris group are Hip 93 and Hip 238. Te frst is out of stakes winner Hotlantic, a daughter of Stormy Atlantic, making the flly a half sister to Generous Portion Stakes winner Long Hot Summer. Te second is out of the stakes-winning Steinlen mare Top of Our Game out of the family of Cal-bred millionaire Cost of Freedom. Decarchy has two in the sale, including a son of the unraced Distinctive Cat mare Mink Kiss. Consigned by Mary Knight, the colt, Hip 140, is a full brother to Quisisana, winner of the Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Sprint Stakes.


Te Pamplemousse is a California sire whose frst foals are 2-year-olds of 2014. Te catalog features eight from Te Pamplemousse’s second crop. West 12 Ranch is ofering Hip 229, a son of Te Pamplemousse out of the multiple stakes-winning Unusual Heat mare Termal Ablasion. Termal Ablasion is a full sister to Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (gr. IIT) winner Tucked Away and stakesplaced Add Heat. Hip 26, named Candy’s Mousse, is from the Sam Hendricks consignment. Te daughter of Te Pamplemousse is out of the stakes-winning Seattle Bound mare Candy Factory, who is also the dam of stakes winner Patriots Rule. Hendricks’ group includes Hip 210, a full sister to millionaire Cal-bred Halo Dolly. Both are by Popular—Spanish Halo, by Comic Strip. Halo Dolly recently retired after a stellar career that included wins in the Yellow Ribbon Handicap (gr. IIT), Wilshire Handicap (gr. IIIT), and three victories in the Solana Beach Handicap. Heatseeker has nine in the catalog. Te Cole Ranch has consigned Hip 156, named Reno Rendezvous. She is by Heatseeker—Nine to Five Lady, by Mr. Greeley, and out of the family of Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Concern. Other leading California sires who will

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be represented in the catalog include Bedford Falls, Benchmark, Good Journey, Marino Marini, Old Topper, Papa Clem, Southern Image, Stormin Fever, and Swiss Yodeler. Tough Giacomo no longer stands in California, he will have fve youngsters in the catalog, all foaled in California. Lovacres Ranch’s consignment includes a Cal-bred daughter of Kentucky sire Scat Daddy. Te flly, Hip 244, is out of the stakes-placed Unbridled’s Song mare Unbridled Echo, who has produced graded stakes winner Honey Hues. Several oferings come from families well known to California owners and breeders.

A son of Dixie Chatter—Ying Ying, by Pirate’s Bounty, is cataloged as Hip 258 in the Hendricks consignment. Te colt is from the family of the popular multi-millionaire Te Tin Man. Tough Hip 250 is a Kentucky-bred, his pedigree has many California aspects. He is by Blame, the only horse to defeat Zenyatta, and he is from the family of Cal-bred General Challenge, winner of the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), Pacifc Classic (gr. I), and Santa Anita Derby (gr. I). Adrian Gonzalez’s Checkmate Toroughbreds has consigned the yearling for Golden Eagle Farm, which raced General Challenge. Ransom Ranch Equine has Dancers Event, Hip 49. By Chhaya Dance, the flly is from the family of Cal-bred Nostalgia’s Star, who earned $2,154,827. Another familiar family is that of Hip 57 from the consignment of John Golightly. Te Cal-bred colt is by Prime Timber out of the unraced Forestry mare Endangered Forest. Te second dam, Kerry Gold, is a half sister to California sire and graded winner Benchmark and to millionaire Tranquility Lake, the dam of stakes winners After Market, Courageous Cat, and Jalil. Elena Crim’s H & E Ranch has a sixhorse consignment of horses foaled in California, Kentucky, Florida, and Arizona. Te Cal-bred, Hip 166, is a son of champion English Channel—Phi Beta Heat, by Unusual Heat. He is out of a full sister to $544,838-earner Mensa Heat.

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PROFILE

MARSHA NAIFY By Emily ShiEldS

I Owner’s Breeding PrOgram Taking Off

t is rare that someone in the racing industry is “just” an owner or “just” a breeder. Tere is a constant juggling of hats that comes with the game: Exercise riders become the gate crew, farriers become bloodstock agents, and handicappers may fnd themselves buying into syndicates. Although Marsha Naify’s father, Marshall, was an iconic force in the sport, having campaigned the likes of Bertrando, Manistique, and Swept Overboard, Naify herself didn’t fgure to become entrenched in it. She was working for the

family business, United Artists Teater Circuit, while juggling real estate, aware of the racetrack and interested in her father’s exploits, but not overly enamored with it. When Marshall died at age 80 in 2000, Naify found herself dealing with the dispersal of his equines, and despite herself, she purchased a few of them. Less than 15 years later she is one of those multifaceted industry gurus, not only breeding and racing her own horses but also sitting on the board of directors at the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA). “For the frst 10 years I

Naify concentrated mainly on the family business and real estate until her father, Marshall, passed away in 2008 which led her to more prominent role in the horse business

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was mostly into racing, but in the past fve years I have switched to mostly breeding while racing some homebreds,” Naify said. “With breeding, it takes several years to get going because you have no runners until four years later. Tis is the frst year we’ve seen the results of our breeding.” Te results are clear: Naify-bred Red Outlaw is unbeaten in fve starts with $285,200 in earnings. Te son of Tribal Rule has reeled of victories in the $97,450 Bafe Stakes, the $201,000 Real Good Deal Stakes, and the $100,500 El Cajon Stakes, the latter by 33⁄4 lengths.

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With breeding, it takes several years to get going because you have no runners until four years later. Tis is the frst year we’ve seen the results of our breeding..” ©benoit photoS

— Marsha Naify

Naify purchased Red Outlaw’s dam in 2010 which set the stage to becoming a successful breeding operation

Naify purchased Red Outlaw’s dam, Anachristina, for $49,000 out of the Pam and Martin Wygod dispersal at Barretts in 2010. Te unraced mare had already produced $759,090-earner Liberian Freighter and the stakes winner Frankelstein, but her age—Anachristina is currently 20—made her less attractive. “I knew I would have only a few good years with her,” said Naify. “But she had proven herself, and it was a good opportunity.” Because of her age, Anachristina stays close to home during breeding season. Home is Rancho San Miguel, where Naify boards her 21 California-based mares and also stands grade II winner Storm Wolf. “When mares get older, it becomes harder to ship them around, so we’ve bred her to Storm Wolf the last few years,” Naify said. “She had a Storm Wolf colt born in February, and he’s actually very good on our own grade scale. Anachristina is in foal to him again right now.” Storm Wolf (Stormin Fever—Exclusive Rosette, by Ecliptical) was just one of the horses that Naify had success with in partnership. She cam-

paigned the colt to three wins in fve starts with partner Mercedes Stable. Bruce Headley trained Storm Wolf, as well as multiple graded stakes winner Surf Cat, co-owned by Naify and Headley’s wife Aase. Surf Cat (Sir Cat—Trust Greta, by Centrust) won six grade II races in his career, amassing $1,045,420 in earnings. His best eforts include the $361,000 Swaps Breeders’ Cup Stakes (gr. II) in 2005, which he won by fve lengths, and the 2006 and 2008 editions of both the $150,000 San Carlos Handicap (gr. II) and the $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II). Surf Cat now stands at Old English Rancho. Despite that fashy record, Surf Cat may not have been the best horse that Naify had with the Headley family. Bruce co-owned Street Boss with Naify and Simon Yu. Street Boss earned $831,800 and in 2008 won consecutive grade I races, the $300,000 Triple Bend Invitational Handicap and the $300,000 Bing Crosby Handicap. He fnished third as the favorite

in the 2008 Sentient Flight Group Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Santa Anita. Street Boss is now a successful sire standing at Darley in Kentucky. Naify retains a breeding right to the son of Street Cry—Blushing Ogygian, by Ogygian. Naify has visited the winner’s circle with some of California’s classiest runners in the last decade. Her Quiet American mare Free Flying Soul won four stakes races, with her brightest moment coming via a third in the 2009 Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I) at more than 35-1. Ryehill Dreamer won fve of 13 starts, including the $150,000 American Handicap (gr. IIT) over grade I winners Sidney’s Candy and Te Usual Q.T. Naify co-owned Ballingarry, who came to the United States midway through his career and earned $1,741,049 before retirement. In partnership with her sister, Christina, Naify campaigned dual grade II winner Blackdoun (Fr) and Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) heroine Amorama (Fr).

Partnerships have led to successful runners like Storm Wolf (left), Surf Cat and Street Boss

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“I always enjoyed going to the races, but it’s even more special if you are going to see the results of your breeding,” Naify said. Aside from her California-based mares, Naify has nine mares at Gainesway Farm and Hill ‘n’ Dale in Kentucky. “Every once in a while I go to a sale and see something I just have to buy, and I end up retiring a flly about every year,” she said. “Tings keep growing in terms of the breeding operation.” One of the mares Naify recently purchased was stakes winner Chalula One, a Cal-bred daughter of Naify’s father’s standout Bertrando. “I have high hopes for her Tribal Rule weanling,” Naify said. “She’s been bred back to Unusual Heat.” Naify has also been making waves without the help of her horses. In 2007 she became the frst woman to head the 15-member board of the Toroughbred Owners of California. Now she is helping retired racehorses while on the board with CARMA. “I really am a huge supporter of either properly retiring your horse or retraining it for a new career,” she said. “I think it’s an obligation when you buy a horse that once you are done racing it or breeding it you need to make sure it has a great end of life. I have my own retired horses that I keep at the farm.” Juggling sales prep for her homebred yearlings, mating plans for her broodmares, fundraisers for CARMA, and heading out to the track to watch horses she bred run mean that Naify is constantly on the move. But the San Francisco native, who now lives in Long Beach, wouldn’t have it any other way.

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The following pages spotlight 16 Thoroughbred farms on the West Coast, each of which’s purpose is to produce healthy, strong and talented horses who can successfully represent the local breeding and racing industry in the future. The farms are diverse in size and scope and are situated throughout the Golden State— south from San Diego to north of San Francisco and from the coastal areas over to the desert regions. The services they offer also differ, offering the choice of small boarding and lay-up farms to major facilities with complete training centers

Ballena Vista Farm .................................... 32 Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms LP............... 33 Daehling Ranch ......................................... 34 E.A.Ranches .............................................. 35 Harris Farms ............................................. 36 Legacy Ranch ............................................. 37 Loveacres Ranch ........................................ 38 Madera Thoroughbreds ............................. 39 Magali Farms .............................................. 40 Milky Way Farm ......................................... 41 Old English Rancho .................................. 42 Paradise Road Ranch ................................. 43 Rancho San Miguel .................................... 44 Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC ........... 45 Victory Rose Thoroughbreds ..................... 46 Woodbridge Farm ...................................... 47 Regional Map ............................................. 48

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Ballena Vista Farm Now And The Future Are Exciting Times At Ballena Vista Farm

Ballena Vista Farm boasts a world-class facility and showcases a stallion roster led by Grade One winner and Grade One sire Eddington, who is currently ranked among the state’s top five leading sires by money won in 2014. Rounding out the roster are Calimonco, whose first foals arrived in 2014, and this year’s second crop sire Dixie Chatter, who has already sired multiple winners in 2014. Changes abound in our stallion roster, in 2014 the farm pensioned longtime California sire Benchmark and experienced the loss of leading sire Tribal Rule.Ballena Vista Farm continues to look at and pursue sires that will have a positive impact in California and the farm has a history of relocating top national sires. Eddington relocated to Ballena Vista Farm for the 2014 breeding season. A grade I-winning son of Unbridled, his leading earners include the millionaire Secret Circle, winner of the Gr.1 Breeder’s Cup Sprint and the Gr.1 Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Sprint, Stakes winner and Gr. 1 placed Big Business and Joy Real, winner of the Fort Monmouth stakes at Monmouth Park. Eddington’s five crops of racing age have earned more than $13.9 million and have average earnings of over $52,900. Dixie Chatter, a grade I winner by Dixie Union, earned $484,606 in three stakes-winning seasons, and received the second-highest weight among colts and geldings ranked on the 2007 Experimental Handicap. He was the leading California Freshman sire in 2013 by number of wins, stakes winners and number of winners. His first crop ended the year with winnings of $397,949 led by multiple stakes winner Architecture and stakes placed Chattering Nikita. Calimonco, by Storm Cat, is a multiple stakes winner at a mile and he also placed twice in grade II company. Out of Sweet Life, the 2009 Broodmare of the Year, he is a full brother to Breeders’ Cup (Grade I) winners Life is Sweet and Sweet Catomine. Ballena Vista Farm encompasses more than 220 acres consisting of pastures irrigated by fresh-water wells

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and individual paddocks (grass or dry) of varying sizes, all with wood fourrail fencing and V-mesh wire for safety. There is also a quarter- mile training track with a starting gate, a covered round pen and a six- horse Claydon indoor exerciser, these facilities allow training regardless of the weather, helping to meet all your equine needs. Since the 2013 breeding season our stallions have enjoyed a state of the art breeding complex, including an eight stall stallion barn, adjoining grass turn-outs, additional pastures, covered round pen, laboratory, and breeding shed to accommodate the high standard of excellence required by our resident stallions. Ballena Vista has at its helm Manuel Ochoa, whose career spans 40-plus years in the California industry. Manuel has assembled a team of industry professionals: Becky Ocampo (Office Manager); Jeanne Davis (Sales and Marketing); Miguel Jimenez (Broodmare Manager); Frank Ochoa (Operations Manager); and Marcelino Gordillo (Facilities Manager). Together the team has more than 100 years of hands-on Thoroughbred experience. Equine nutritionist and Professor Steven Jackson PhD. provides the farm with his services on a regular basis, looking at the bloodstock, their nutritional needs and formulating an extruded feed specifically for the farm to balance the hay ration. Veterinary services are provided by Dr. Gary Cranney and Dr. William Talbot, both long term San Diego County equine practitioners. Ballena Vista Farm prides itself on providing the best possible care for mares and foals, breaking and training of young horses, sales preparation and rehabilitation of injured horses. There are personnel available around the clock for constant supervision of the equine athletes in residence. In-depth and meticulous attention is given to every detail of the farm’s equine residents and Ballena Vista Farm stands by its motto of “Integrity, Commitment, Compassion . . . It’s All Here.” Please visit the www.ballenavistafarm.com website for more information and photos.


Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms LP A Quality Option For California’s Thoroughbred Breeders

B R A Z E AU THOROUGHBRED FARMS LP, in one word, GROWTH. At a time when the economy is so stressed that many farms have gone under or just closed up, at Brazeau they are still building and developing. With work continuing on a new track that BTF is expecting to be nothing short of fantastic, with track man Rich Fontana at the head of a team that includes Dennis Moore (Hollywood park and now Santa Anita) and Bernie Eastridge (Santa Anita), the surface has been groomed to perfection and it is certain that all the young horses being started and the old horses coming back will do superbly. Future dreams include the addition of a turf gallop, something that is possible due to the farm’s abundance of excellent well water. An uphill gallop has been graded into the back part of the property and the horses will benefit from this taxing part of their training program that will build stamina and strong wind and hind ends. A new training barn has been installed with thirty oversized stalls, all built open to the west for maximum air flow. The horses are housed in a community friendly environment, with welded wire partitions that keep stress levels down and herd mentality intact. In the lay-up barn a new vibrating floor stall helps with circulation and stress release for horses coming back from various injuries. The four horse Eurosizer is a great asset for rehabilitation and grass paddocks are available for horses that need to relax, are in light work, or just turn-out time to give them a break. Here in the lay-up division the future also looks bright with an equine spa in the design plans and an underwater treadmill slated for construction in 2015. In the breeding shed the stallions enjoyed a stellar year in 2014 with 97% conception and some very good mares due to foal in 2015. Added to the Brazeau mare roster are two wonderful broodmares from the direct family of SHARED BELIEF, plus a daughter of Grade I producer, Molly’s Prospector (BOB BLACK JACK), and a CANDY RIDE daughter who is a granddaughter of the great PASEANA! The breeding staff of Brazeau farm had great success with the two first year stallions, MAKE MUSIC FOR ME and WORLD RENOWNED both covering a solid book of mares with ease and showing the class of being very nice breeding stallions. Three Brazeau mares increased their page with the addition of BLACK TYPE offspring, the most exciting being Local Law, dam of Stakes Winner, SALON BLONDE and

Stakes Placed, Wild in the Saddle. At the race track Brazeau horses are running well with winners by resident stallion Best Minister that include winning first time out, Let it be Minister, Halo of Light and All Nations and winners Ara Best (turf) and Mark of Fang. The exciting mare Wild in the Saddle races for Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms, LP, and with the move to trainer Richard Baltas has gone from allowance to Stakes company with ease, recently earning black type with a strong closing run in the Orange County Stakes ! Up and coming stars include the spectacular yearling colt, First Stone, by Unusual Heat and out of Grade I producing mare, Molly’s Prospector, (BOB BLACK JACK). Another yearling colt with tremendous potential is Lucky Patrick, a Lucky Pulpit colt out of a stunning daughter of Hennessy owned in partnership with Niles Dickey LLC. Young horses now in training show tremendous promise and are headed by a duo of full sisters by *Silic and from the direct family of SHARED BELIEF. With the addition of a new rail and a professionally developed surface, the track will be ready to start breezing horses in September and the season will be beginning for all of the yearlings to get started under saddle, so it will be a busy time at BTF. The 2014 foal crop has some standout individuals by Stormy Jack, Strike for Glory, Council Member, Informed, Fullbridled, Tribal Rule, Shackleford, Victory Pete and Calimonco. Some of these are for sale privately and/or will be consigned to the yearling sales in the future, and all of these fine colts and fillies are CAL BRED ! Over 50 broodmares live on the farm and will be foaling in 2015 with great anticipation for the first crop by MAKE MUSIC FOR ME and WORLD RENOWNED. Expansion of the mare pastures and all the large grass pastures for the young horses to grow up on, is a project that was started last fall and will be complete for the 2015 breeding season. Brazeau Thoroughbred Farm is located in a very beautiful area of Southern California that boasts a mild micro-climate and clean air, excellent soil and amazing well water. Horses grow and thrive on the farm with attention to their every need, a staff of caring and knowledgeable horsemen and women who are headed by the ever present manager, Nadine Anderson and enthusiastic owners, Paul and Aileen Brazeau.

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Daehling Ranch Affordable to the Small Breeder

What began as Joe Daehling’s childhood fantasy of raising horses became a sweeping 400-acre dream realized. Daehling Ranch, located in Elk Grove, is everything its namesake once imagined, and more. Originally utilized as a farm that merely accepted boarders, Daehling Ranch is now a fullservice facility that offers boarding, breeding and individualized training. The training area includes a covered round pen with an exceptional surface, an arena, and a hot walker, as well as an all weather, sand based 3/8 mile track and starting gate. The land boasts 200 acres of irrigated pastures, which are fertilized twice a year. 80 additional acres are saved specifically for the rainy season, with wide shelters and firm footing. There are also 50 stalls available, many with a fenced turnout attached. Juan Heredia, a 17-year veteran exercise rider, is the farm’s trainer. He has been breaking and training horses for the last decade, and specializes in problem horses with quirks such as bucking or gate issues. 2014 stakes winner Sing and Tell was foaled and raised at Daehling Ranch. The daughter of Alymagic won three in a row from May through July, including the $64,350 Luther Burbank Handicap at the Santa Rosa meet. She has won seven times and earned $238,962. Five stallions will stand at Daehling Ranch for the 2015 season. Perhaps none is hotter than Peppered Cat, a winning son of dual classic winner Tabasco Cat and out of the graded stakes winning Meadowlake mare Morning Meadow. Peppered Cat not only gets 72% starters from foals, but also 51% winners from starters. His stakes horses include San Francisco Mile Stakes (gr. III) winner Pepper Crown, Pepnic, who has earned $241,756, and $221,400-earner Sweetly Peppered. The multiple stakes placed Condiment was ranked on The Jockey Club’s 2012 34

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Experimental Free Handicap. Sought After, a son of Seeking the Gold out of the group II winning Danzig mare Smolensk, has produced 41 winners. That includes the brilliant Masochistic, whose three wins have come by a combined 21 lengths, and who recently finished second in the $200,750 Los Alamitos Mile. Another Sought After son, the graded stakes placed stakes winner Control Seeker, has earned $377,838 while winning 10 times. A $2 million sales purchase as a two-year-old, Gotham City (Saint Ballado – What a Reality, by In Reality) is now the sire of 67 winners and boasts $2.7 million in progeny earnings. His son The Bat Signal won seven of 19 starts for $205,604 in earnings, while the stakes placed mare King City Kitty won $174,956. The superbly-bred Under Caution is by A.P. Indy and out of the winning Storm Cat mare Coldheartedcat. His nine winners include dual winner Bartok’s Pride. Rendezvous (Victory Gallop – Halo Babe, by Southern Halo) completes the lineup. He won the Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) in 2009 en route to $447,805 in earnings. His unraced dam is out of the stakes placed Woodman mare Babeinthewoods, herself a daughter of grade I winner Delicate Vine. Rendezvous’s only crop has yet to race. Here it is October and with the help of trainer Holy Evans the Daehling Ranch won 16 races including a stakes race this year with their home bred horses. Is it Holly’s training, is it Joe’s mating his mares with the right stallion or is it the way the horses grow up and are trained at the Daehling Ranch? So far it has been an exceptional year for this farm. For more information on Daehling Ranch or to contact Joe Daehling, please visit our website www.daehlingranch.com.


EA Ranches

The Auerbach Family’s 1,000-Acre Full-Service Facility Uh Oh Bango, winner of the San Pasqual Stakes (Grade 2) in 2012, headlines the stallion lineup at E.A. Ranches, a state-of-theart breeding, boarding and training facility in Ramona (60 miles east of Del Mar.) A $691,512-earner, Uh Oh Bango was also Grade 1-placed in the Santa Anita Handicap and made 15 of his 20 starts in stakes company. The son of Top Hit is out of a French Deputy half-sister to Rocky Bar named French Debutante. That mare is also the dam of $533,948 earner Ez Dreamer, graded stakes winner Top Fortitude, and the multiple stakes winner Top Debutante. Uh Oh Bango’s first crop arrives in 2015. Rocky Bar has already produced $437,126-earner Carlsbad, a multiple graded stakes winner in Southern California. As a Grade 3-placed stakes-winning son of In Excess (Ire), Rocky Bar has a sensational success rate with 82% winners from starters, and 20% blacktype horses from starters. A strong 74% of his foals of racing age make it to the track, and his total progeny earnings are nearing $4 million. His most recent stakes winners are Arizona Two-year-old Champion filly Lazy Daisy May ($138,326), and J P Rocker, the winner of the 2014 Gene Fleming Breeders Derby. Rocky Bar also landed a Sire-Trifecta in the last Arizona Breeders Futurity (colt division), with Rockin Home, J P Rocker, and Rocked Twice each earning blacktype while sweeping the positions 1-2-3. New to E. A. Ranches for 2015 is Maybry’s Boy, a Grade 3-stakes-winning sprinter with earnings of $322,700, who won from age 2 to 7 each year. Previously at stud in New York, he made the Empire State’s Top Ten sire list year after year as freshman, second-crop and third-crop sire. From very limited crops, he is already the sire of multiple stakes winner Sportswriter ($367,383) and several winners including Sweet Moon ($101,570). By multiple Grade 1-stakes winner Broad Brush and out of the Grade 2-placed Alydar mare Aly’s Conquest, Maybry’s Boy offers breeders a highly attractive outcross for the vast majority of broodmares. Game Plan, by five-time champion sire Danzig out of Easy Goer’s brilliant full sister Cadillacing, boasts 24 stakes winners and 27 stakes-placed runners. With overall earnings of more than $13.5 million, his top runners include the Grade 1 winner Mistical Plan ($816,790) and graded stakes winner

Celtic Dreamin ($600,543). Chattahoochee War is a Grade 1 placed, graded stakes winning son of War Chant who earned $553,416. He won stakes races at both Keeneland Racecourse and Santa Anita Park, and is out of the graded stakes winning dam Buffalo Berry (Ire). Anziyan Royalty is a Grade 2-placed stakes-winning son of Anziyan, by Danzig, and out of the stakes producing Tank’s Prospect mare, Shy Solana. The 16.3h bay combines size and conformation, and provides an ideal cross for most of the modern broodmare-sire lines. His six crops of racing age include $277,576-earner My Slew. Few Thoroughbred operations in California have the size and facilities comparable to E.A. Ranches. Built on 1,000 acres in the fertile hills above Ramona, the expansive, sweeping pastures of E.A. Ranches offer young horses the room to run and grow on a magnitude uncommon to the Golden State. Ernest Auerbach, who passed away at the age of 93 in February of 2010, designed E.A. Ranches to maximize spaciousness and safety, with an eye on efficiency and beauty. The layout and management of the farm is a testament to his belief, that the careful development of young horses—with the right exercise, nutrition, and care—is fundamental to success at the racetrack. Under the direction of Farm Manager Marguerite Eliasson, E.A. Ranches offers the full range of equine services, including broodmare care, breeding, foaling, sales preparation, breaking & training and lay-ups. The training center has a meticulously maintained five-furlong track with starting gate. As an additional training resource, the farm offers four miles of groomed jogging trails over varied terrain. These beautiful treelined trails can provide an excellent physical and mental break in the routine of young horses, and have been credited with the successful rehabilitation of numerous older racehorses. E. A. Ranches is located within minutes of Ballena Vista Farm and Golden Eagle Farm and can provide a homebase for your mare during the foaling and breeding season. Manager Marguerite Eliasson invites the public to call the farm at (760) 789-1498 for more information or to arrange a visit. She can also be contacted via e-mail at earanches@aol.com, or through the farm’s website: www.earanches.com.

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Harris Farms Classic Production From Harris Farms Programs

An outstanding stallion roster highlights Harris Farms’ commitment to California’s breeding industry. Each year, over 350 broodmares pass through our breeding shed, the first step in a comprehensive program which has produced numerous world-class champions. Unusual Heat, a California leading sire since 2008, with over $44 million in lifetime progeny earnings, again heads the Harris roster for 2015. Lucky Pulpit now tops California’s sire list and has achieved national recognition as the sire of California Chrome. Heatseeker continues to lead the third-crop sire list and is climbing upward on California General Sire list with career progeny earnings of $3 million and more than $1.1 million in 2014. Rounding out the roster is G-1 sire Tizbud and the promising young stallions Lucky J.H., Desert Code and our newest addition, multiple G-1 winner Smiling Tiger. This high level of success on the racetrack and from our breeding shed continues to be the goal at Harris Farms, which has accounted for over 25 California divisional champions, more than 20 California Cup champions, and six Horse of the Year honors for the farm and its clients. Stakes-class runners and $250,000-plus winners raised and/ or trained at Harris Farms have amassed earnings exceeding $47 million. Thoroughbred stars who trace their roots to Harris Farms include: 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, Horse of the Year Tiznow, the only twotime winner of the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G-1), Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G-1), winner Thor’s Echo and Breeders’ Cup Sprint runner-up Soviet Problem, Grade 1 winners Alphabet Kisses, Healthy Addiction, Greg’s Gold, Cost of Freedom, Nashoba’s Key and Tiz Flirtatious, and Grade II winners Unzip Me, Ceeband, Compari, Continental Red and Moscow Burning. The Harris Farms Horse Division dates back over 40 years to the vision of John Harris and his father Jack, both cattle ranchers, farmers and horsemen who wanted to devote part of their operation to the breeding, raising and training of Thoroughbred racehorses. The horse division represents just one area of the larger Harris Ranch operation, which also operates the acclaimed Harris Ranch Restaurant and Inn;

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Harris Feeding Co., California’s largest cattle feed yard; and Harris Farms Farming Div. with thousands of acres planted in almonds, pistachios, vegetables and citrus. Currently, Harris Farms’ horse division includes the 320– acre main farm located north of Coalinga, just east of the I-5, as well as the 200-acre part of the Harris River Ranch devoted to horses. The main farm boasts a full commercial facility, offering a wide range of services from breeding and foaling to breaking and training, for both Harris Farms and its many loyal clients. The pastoral Harris River Ranch, where John and Carole Harris make their home, is located 65 miles northeast of the main farm. The rich, sandy loam soil and underlying limestone work with ideal water conditions to nourish 200-acres of large, expansive pasture conducive to the proper growth and development of weanlings and yearlings. Cared for by River Ranch manager Laurie Brown, her assistant Craig Allen and the River Ranch staff, young horses are well prepared for the rigors of the racetrack or the sales ring. Both the main farm and the River Ranch cater especially well to young horses, together totaling 520 acres of lush, irrigated pasture that provide the ideal environments for future stars to grow and develop into sound and healthy racehorses. President and owner John Harris entrusts his horse division to a loyal and committed group of hard-working employees. The Harris team is led by General Manager David McGlothlin and farm trainer Per Antonsen, both of whom have been with the farm since 1981. Dr. Jeanne Bowers serves as the farm’s resident veterinarian. Other key members include Raul Rosas, assistant farm manager and stallion manager, and assistant trainer Lisa Torres-Antonsen, Dr. Virginia Castillo Hernandez assists with the veterinary team and Patty Lagden leads the foaling crew. The courteous administrative staff consists of: office manager and accountant Brooke Jackson; Debbie Correia, administrative assistant to John Harris; Debbie Winick, administrative assistant to Dave McGlothlin. All are ready to field any questions or requests you may have about our operation. Please feel free to call and schedule an appointment to tour the facilities, or visit the Harris Farms web site at www.harrisfarms.com


Legacy Ranch The Jewel of the Foothills

Legacy Ranch, located in the town of Clements, in beautiful Northern California, is now in its ninth year of operation. Just 45 minutes southeast of the Sacramento airport, owners Pete and Evelyn Parrella are fortunate to have some of California’s most notable owners and trainers as clients. With 145 acres of lush green pastures, spacious barns and an expansive 5/8 mile training track, its clients and residents couldn’t be happier. Some of the services offered are breaking, training, lay-ups, breeding, foaling and sales preparation. Legacy Ranch stands two millionaires, Papa Clem, owned by Papa Clem Syndicate, a Grade 2 winning son of Smart Strike and Grade 1 winner Miss Houdini whose first foals are currently 3 and Champ Pegasus who joined the stallion roster in 2014. Papa Clem currently is the leading 2nd crop sire in California and is number 11 nationally. His 3yr old crop is led by the stakes winning filly Magic Spot with current earnings just under $180,000. His current 2yr old crop already includes the exciting Cardiac 3rd in the I’m Smoking Stakes after breaking his maiden impressively and Mischief Clem a stunning 7 1/2 length winner maiden winner at the end of the Del Mar meet. Champ Pegasus, owned by Dick Barton & previously trained by Richard Mandell is a GI winner, is a beautiful son of Fusaichi Pegasus who earned $1,052,520 in 14 starts that included 5 wins and only 3 off the board finishes. His victories include the Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship Stakes (Grade 1), Del Mar Handicap (Grade II) and San Luis Obispo Stakes (Grade 11), as well as a runner-up finish in the Breeders’ Cup Turf (Grade I). We are anxiously awaiting for his first foals of 2015!

We want to congratulate the connections with the Legacy Ranch graduate, “Wake Up Nick” & his breeders, Lee & Susan Searing. The son of Cindago is now a 5 for 5 stakes winner of earnings of over $300,000 in his 2 year old career. Pete Parrella is currently on the board of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) and as if that doesn’t keep him busy enough, he also oversees Parr Lumber Company- his international wholesale lumber and plywood distribution center located in Chino, California. Ev Parrella sees to it that everything from marketing and aptly naming the horses to staff relations runs smoothly, while she also oversees the operation of Legacy Ranch’s vineyard, “Legends and Vines.” The Hadley family has been with Legacy Ranch for 30 years. Shaun Hadley is the Ranch Manager and on-site trainer. He makes sure that every horse leaving the ranch is in the best racing condition possible and ready to run on any track in the country. His wife Anita directs the successful breeding program, as well as the care of mares and foals. Their daughter Roxann is now the office manager. For more information regarding Legacy Ranch and it’s services, please contact Shaun Hadley at (209) 712-8934 or the office manager Roxann Ospital at (209) 759-3315. Please visit Legacy Ranch’s website at www.legacyranchinc.com. Everyone there looks forward to hearing from you.

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Lovacres Ranch A Farm With an “Altitude”

Lovacres Ranch is into only its eighth year of operation at its current Warner Springs location, and it is still expanding. Put into service late in the summer of 2007, the 520-acre layout includes the old Folgner Ranch and remains a work in progress. “The sixfurlong training track is in full use, full time,” said owner Terry Lovingier. “We grow our own alfalfa and have large pastures.” Lovingier is enchanted by the beauty of the setting. “I don’t like to brag,” he said, “but I think this is one of the prettier farms in California. We have all new fencing and the lay of the land is beautiful, set in rolling hills and full of beautiful old oak trees. We’re at 3,500 feet elevation and the horses love it. I’ve never seen happier horses. And training at an altitude is good for them, too.” Lovacres is a full-service facility, offering breeding, foaling, boarding, breaking, training and sales preparation, and will stand seven stallions for the 2015 breeding season. Awesome Gambler, who is the only son of Coronado’s Quest standing in California, was the state’s leading freshman sire of 2011. Among his earners of more than $2 million is the 2011 California Champion Two Year Old Female, Willa B Awesome. She won the grade 1, $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks, the grade 3, $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes, and the $288,000 Melair Stakes. Awesome Gambler has also sired stakes-placed winners River Kiss, Awesome Annie and Awe’ Some Kitten. “His best year will be next year after we got his crosses down,” Lovingier said. Bushwacker, by Outflanker out of the two-time winner Musical Score, retired to Lovacres in 2010. The 2007 Vernon O. Underwood Stakes (grade 3) winner earned $285,840. Owned by William L. Currin in partnership with Alvin Eisman, Bushwacker has 30% starters from foals and has had 13 winners to date. His average earnings per starter is more than $15,000. Empire Way stood his first season at stud in 2013. 38

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The son of Belmont Stakes (grade 1) hero Empire Maker is out of the graded stakes winning A.P. Indy mare Delta Princess, making him a half-brother to two-time Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic and threetime Eclipse Award winner Royal Delta, as well as grade 2 winner Crown Queen. Stakes-placed Empire Way will see his first runners on the track in 2016. Grace Upon Grace is a winning stakes-placed son of Rio Verde and a half-brother to four other winners, including stakes winners Rgirldoesn’tbluff, Chasing the Prize and Greeting Card. He won on both grass and synthetic surfaces. Grace Upon Grace’s first foals are juveniles of 2014. Swiss Yodeler, who is regularly one of California’s leading sires, moved to Lovacres for the 2013 season. He is the sire of 77 stakes horses with average earnings per starter over $46,000. Swiss Yodeler’s best runner to date has been $1,997,990 earner Thor’s Echo, the Eclipse Champion Sprinter who counted the grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint amongst his victories. Swiss Yodeler is a leading sire of two-year-olds, with average annual juvenile earnings over $570,000. Time to Get Even, a grade-3 winner of $150,084 by Stephen Got Even, has first-crop sophomores in 2014. He has had 12 winners from 21 starters to date, and has already sired stakes winner Time for a Memory, as well as multiple stakes placed Time for Angie. Twice the Appeal is new to Lovacres for 2015. The grade 3 Sunland Derby winner finished tenth in the 2011 Kentucky Derby en route to earning $476,060. He is a son of standout sire Successful Appeal. The Lovacres operation usually develops between 50 and 100 foals each year. Top juvenile filly My Fiona, recent winner of the $100,500 California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Stakes, is a homebred from the Lovingier program.


Madera Thoroughbreds Winning Where it Counts

Cal Fischer’s lifelong horse obsession has manifested into the beautiful Madera Thoroughbreds, a 160acre spread along the Fresno River. Although the River has run dry thanks to the prolonged California drought, the success at Madera is continuing to flow. Madera Thoroughbreds was established in 1984, but Fischer had been running a farm in Calistoga for 24 years before that. At Madera, Cal is joined by wife Jill, a former schoolteacher turned racing guru. Together, they have carefully cultivated an operation that deals in breeding, boarding, layups, sales and racing. There are three barns on the property, one each for foaling, sales prep, and the farm’s stallions. There are nearly 20 paddocks in the front part of the spread, with seven 10-20 acre irrigated pastures in the back. Madera’s stallion roster for 2015 features Elusive Warning and Market Forecast. Elusive Warning is superbly bred, by world record setter and leading sire Elusive Quality and out of the stakes winning Valid Appeal mare Valid Warning. Elusive Warning won five of his 13 starts, from ages three through six, and was a group stakes winner at Nad Al Sheba in Dubai. He finished second in the group 2 Godolphin Mile in 2008. Elusive Warning’s first winner arrived on August 31 when his first crop juvenile runner Swiss Cocoa scored at Golden Gate Fields. Market Forecast has an equally intriguing pedigree. The son of Horse of the Year Holy Bull is out of the Storm Cat mare A Chance of Storm, whose dam Princess Alydar also produced grade 1 winner November Snow and graded stakes winner Scatmandu. From limited opportunities, Market Forecast is the sire of seven starters who have placed 14 times, including $39,284 earner Bear Market.

Cal Fischer attended the California Polytechnic State University for animal husbandry and has been on the Board of Directors for the Thoroughbred Owners of California. He and Jill have developed a standout program to prepare the farm’s yearlings for sale. “We use a special feeding program with straight alfalfa in the morning and at night, as well as a lot of corn oil,” Jill Fischer said. “We turn them out at night so their coats don’t get bleached, but during the day we bring them in and give them lots of handling and grooming. We want them to be professional while still getting to have fun and be horses.” Equines thrive at the farm, where 25-year-old Birdonthewire and the gelded Awesome Daze, now 22, are alive and well and just enjoying life here,” Fischer said. The pensioned stallion Lil Tyler lived a happy life at the farm until his passing at the age of 31 on September 10, due to the infirmities of old age. Awesome Daze was foaled and raised at Madera before going on to win five stakes races and $652,435. Chief among his victories was the Wells Fargo Bank California Cup Classic, which he took by two lengths under jockey Gary Stevens. Other graduates of the Madera Thoroughbreds program include $609,782 earner Super Strut, winner of the Crystal Water Handicap, Jack’s Wild with $434,050 to his name, and Mateo, who earned $550,133. More Angels earned $397,658, while Seminole Native and Red Warrior won $387,804 and $378,918, respectively. Madera Thoroughbreds homebreds Soul Candy, a $399,742-earning eight-year-old by Birdonthewire, and Cat Talk, who has pocketed $183,954, are back in training. They are joined on track by Alert Bay, a stakes winner who was foaled and raised at the farm, and has earned $240,300 in just nine starts. www.ctba.com

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Magali Farms

A Proven Formula For Success

Magali Farms is located in the heart of the magnificent Santa Ynez Valley. The 198 acres of lush, irrigated pastures and beautiful landscaping provide a picturesque setting beneath the gentle slopes of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Magali Farms is a full-service facility offering breeding, training, sales preparation and recuperation for lay-ups. The main barn, situated amid the 158 acres that make up the farm’s breeding operation, is considered the farm’s jewel with its classic early California Spanish architecture and graceful landscaping. The main barn houses the farm’s offices and features complete laboratory and breeding facilities, as well as deluxe stalls, including foaling stalls equipped with video cameras and monitors. The barn’s design ensures the utmost comfort and safety of each horse with its wide aisles, well-ventilated, oversized stalls, automatic fly control system, wash bays, sun pens and individual grass paddocks for daily turn-outs, especially for the lay-ups. The farm features more than 11 miles of quality four-rail wood and mesh fencing surrounding each of the irrigated pastures. The horses flourish in this pastoral setting that allows for plenty of room to roam and graze in pastures ranging in size from 2 to 20 acres. Every paddock and pasture is individually fenced with wide alleys separating each from the next. Each pasture has its own covered feeding shelters with automatic watering systems. Magali’s training center is located on 40 acres adjacent to the breeding center. A deluxe 45-stall barn is the centerpiece. The barn is spacious, bright and well-

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ventilated. It features large, windowed stalls with overhead fans and an automatic fly control system. There are also 38 outside covered stalls, irrigated paddocks, a 62-foot covered round pen, a 250-foot by 150foot outdoor arena, an Equi- Cizer, EquiVibe Plate, and a five-eighths of a mile training track with gates and banked turns. With Magali’s top of the line training facilities, your horse can be kept in light, moderate or full training and conditioning and still have the chance to ‘let down’ a bit and be turned out each day to enjoy grass pastures. The environment at Magali also allows a horse to just enjoy a ‘refresher’ from the daily rigors of racetrack living and still be kept in condition. The farm’s knowledgeable staff works closely with your veterinarian and trainer to follow through on each stage of their recommended rehab schedule. The goal of Magali Farms is to provide a comfortable, clean and quality environment for each horse on the grounds. Top-notch feed, deeply bedded stalls, irrigated pastures and an attention to detail by the farm’s experienced staff are examples of the superior services provided for each horse at Magali. The farm is home to an auspicious selection of stallions that include: grade 1-winning millionaires Atticus, Coil, Good Journey and Richard’s Kid; and multiple stakes producers Decarchy and Roi Charmant as well as graded stakes placed winner Mr. Broad Blade. Manager Tom Hudson invites you to call (805) 693- 1777 and schedule your visit to the farm to tour the facilities and meet the staff. Check out the Magali Farms website at www.magalifarms.com.


Milky Way Farm 100-Acre Facility In Temecula Since 1967 Now Specializing In Thoroughbred Horses

This year, more than ever, as a California Farm, we are seeing the benefits resulting from the efforts of all who are working so hard to make California an outstanding place to breed and race Thoroughbred horses. The interest in California bred horses created an amazing year for our farm as demonstrated by the increases in stallion interest and on farm marketing of the yearlings and weanlings. Temecula Valley is located between the major racing centers of Southern California as well as a short distance from both San Luis Rey Downs and Galway Downs. Milky Way Farm is a 100 acres full service facility with a farm philosophy of providing the best possible care to both the horse and their owners. We strive to keep in close contact with each owner, welcoming their input into the horse’s well being and encourage them to visit the farm as often as possible. The farm consists of 3-5 acre pastures which are planted each year for seasonal grass. This past year we have certainly been affected by the major drought in California and, as with most areas, have been asked to be very conservation conscious. The stallion breeding season was more that we ever could have dreamed for. Our reproductive program is handled by Dr. Steve Colburn, Creekside Veterinary Service, and we thank him every day for the wonderful program he has established for our farm. We began the year extremely busy and never slowed down. Sundarban (A.P. Indy x Desert Tigress) winner of $103,340 and Roman Commander (Deputy Commander x Jetin Diplomacy) Grade 1 placed winner of $231.860 were joined by two wonderful new stallions in 2014. HoorayforHollywood, George Krikorian’s Stakes placed winner of $212,819 by Storm Cat out of Hollywood Story, multiple Grade1 winner of $1,171,105 and Street Life, multiple Stakes winner of $237,735 by Street Sense, Kentucky Derby winner out of a daughter of Grindstone, Kentucky Derby winner. The resident broodmares are having a spectacular 2014. Highlighted by My Sister Sandy (Montbrook) who

is a full sister to the dam of STOPCHARGINGMARIA (G1) $1,414,000, HICKORY (CHI) (Dushyantor) Champion Miler in Chile, the dam of ALERT BAY, (Gr3 ) $317,378 winner of Echo Eddie and British Columbia Derby, Amanzi (Red Ransom) dam of REDGRASS CAT, Stks winner of $126,224 and half sister to dam of CONQUEST TSUNAMI, undefeated 2 yr stakes winner of $264,938 and Flash By (Forest Wildcat) daughter of Champion HEAVENLY PRIZE (Gr 1) $1,825,940 and half sister to dam of the Keeneland September 2014 filly 2nd book sale topper at $700,000. With the great patience and knowledge of Gayle Van Leer, the broodmare band is growing into one of the most important groups in California. We are constantly trying to improve the farm facility and this year have added 3 more foaling enclosures designed to give the mares more freedom to maneuver during the time just before delivery and additional layup paddocks. The foaling area is monitored by cameras as well as night staff. The mares and foals enjoy three to five acres large pastures during the spring. During this time, the foals are given a basic training routine. After weaning, they are returned to large pastures in small groups to run, play and grow. As yearlings, they are either prepped for the fall sales or sent to Jose Murillo, at Galway Downs with Special T Farm for their basic saddle work and to be introduced to the race track world The farm offers a rehabilitation and layup program, also under the care of Creekside Veterinary Service, with several options to better meet the needs of each individual horse. In addition to stall care, we offer 24 x 24 paddocks, as well as 100 x 100 paddocks for some time off to rest or to recover from injuries. Our greatest goal is for the horses to return to useful and fulfilling lives. Each year is a new beginning in the world of livestock. Each foaling season brings new hopes and dreams for the future. We are totally committed to the horse industry and plan to be here for a long time.

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Old English Rancho Home Of 2011 Eclipse Award Winner Acclamation & One Of California’s Most Historic Thoroughbred Farms

Old English Rancho’s 400-acre spread in Sanger, located 15 miles east of Fresno, is home to one of the state’s most historic and successful Thoroughbred breeding establishments. Even though it moved its breeding operation to the Central California location a number of years ago, Old English Rancho had operated the area as a breaking and training ground for its yearlings for some 40 years prior to that. In about 1948, Old English Rancho originally put down its Southern California roots and imported a stallion from England. That was when Ellwood B. Johnston, well-known as “The Pie Man,” took his fortune and invested it in Thoroughbred horses. He wasn’t alone in the endeavor—partner Ted Tepper joined him. The pair first bought 37 acres of land in Chino and then 120 acres in Corona. They stood Old English as their first stallion, prompting Oscar Otis of the Daily Racing Form to tag the operation “Old English Rancho.” The name had a special ring to it, so it stuck. In 1955, Johnston bought a parcel of land adjacent to Ontario Airport and turned it into the Old English Rancho, as most California horsemen know it today under the ownership and management of The Pie Man’s son E.W. “Bud” Johnston and his wife Judy. Nearly 500 stakes winners have been foaled and raised at the historic farm, such as Real Good Deal, Generous Portion, and the subsequent Californiabred champions Something Lucky, Stylish Winner and Somethingmerry. The farm also bred the brilliant filly June Darling, along with 2002 Golden State champions Above Perfection and Disturbingthepeace. Other recent graduates include grade I winners Georgie Boy, Golden Doc A and Unusual Suspect, grade I-placed stakes winner Bel Air Sizzle and grade II winners Burns, Lethal Heat, Pretty Unusual and Tucked Away, as well 42

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as 2009, 2010 and 2011 stakes winner Excessive Passion. Old English Rancho has also been home to some potent stallions over the years, including Unusual Heat, The Pie King, Lucky Mel and Windy Sands, as well as Fleet Nasrullah who sired such fine offspring as Century, Coursing and Fleet Treat, along with the leading stallions Don B. and Gummo, the latter of whom was the sire of Ancient Title and Flying Paster. The famed Old English Rancho has returned back to its glory days due to its eightyear-old homebred Acclamation, the 2011 Eclipse Champion Older Male and California Horse of the Year who boasts $1,958,048 in earnings and six grade 1 victories. The son of Unusual Heat will have first crop yearlings in 2015. A key factor in the farm’s success over the years has been its stallion roster, which includes Acclamation,Vronsky, Cyclotron, Surf Cat and Big Bad Leroybrown. Vronsky’s progeny have earned more than $4.5 million and include the 2012 grade II winner Norvsky ($616,444). Cyclotron has jumped to prominence with 19 winners from his first 21 starters, including graded stakes winner Cyclometer. Surf Cat, a six-time grade II-winning millionaire, has 63% winners from starters, while stakes winner Big Bad Leroybrown has first-crop yearlings this year. The great traditions of Old English Rancho’s past are maintained by Bud Johnston to this day. The family and farm personnel, headed by Patsy Berumen and Jonny Hilvers, the latter of whom represents the fourth generation of Johnston family through his father Peter who is married to Bud and Judy’s daughter Mary, continue their successful methods of breeding, hands-on treatment of mares and foals, prenatal care, feeding and training. Primary among their efforts is to ensure that Old English Rancho continues as a major player in the future, in both the breeding and racing spheres of the local industry.


Paradise Road Ranch Dreams and Potential Are Realized at Paradise Road Ranch

Send Your Horse to Paradise – that was our slogan when we started and what we dreamed of providing to Thoroughbred Race Horses! Our primary goal was to create a facility where dreams come true for race horses and their owners. We are grateful to have realized and exceeded our dreams in many ways. And we remain committed to dreaming and providing excellent care for all the horses at Paradise Road Ranch. Paradise Road Ranch is really a dream realized for many. Owner Herb Moniz has been enthusiastically involved in more than one way with horses since he was a young boy. When the opportunity to own a Thoroughbred ranch presented itself, he saw the potential to realize a lifelong dream, and he acted quickly. Paradise Road Ranch was born! Founded in September 2009, a time when the racing industry was on shaky grounds. We had to ask ourselves why we were doing this. With 19 horses at the time, the 28-acre property, centrally and conveniently located in Lathrop, California, begged to be grown and the challenge to grow was immediate. We started to dream bigger and we worked harder to make our expanding dreams come true. Ranch manager Doreen Spinney had worked in many capacities with Thoroughbreds, but this was her personal dream come true – to manage a multi-faceted facility where the race horse’s potential could begin and be realized. Her degree from UC Davis in Animal Biology, with a focus on equine reproduction, had her dreaming of the day Paradise Road Ranch would stand stallions and offer breeding services to our clients. One year after we opened, Paradise Road Ranch’s horse population had doubled and our first stallion, Brave Cat, was standing here. The ranch was making a name for

itself. And the stallion requests continued to come in. Mesa Thunder, Run Brother Ron and All About Dreams arrived the following year, and more dreams became a reality at Paradise Road Ranch. Today, Paradise Road Ranch is proud to stand 7 stallions, including our newest arrivals, Northern Indy, Sierra Sunset and Golden Balls. The dream of watching foals become racehorses has been another dream realized. Brave Cat, Mesa Thunder and Golden Balls all have starters at the track this year. Their offspring are showing promise, and their owners are looking forward to the success of their stallion’s progeny. And the dreams continue to expand as Paradise Road Ranch has. Our operations at our original facility have grown. We now serve more than170 horses. And along the way, we’ve made many improvements, including the purchase of a Euro-Cizer, expanding our foaling barn, adding pasture shelters, and updating our barns. We now lease an additional 26 acres of lush pastures at another ranch nearby, and which is also located in Lathrop, California. Our satellite facility offers a lovely lake view for retired horses, large pastures with plenty of space for young horses to grow, and lots of room to continue to expand, as our dreams do! Paradise Road Ranch is proud to offer many services to race horse owners who want the best for their horses. Our focus remains on the horse’s needs, and providing the best possible care, so their potential is realized. We care for lay-ups, offer boarding, provide sale prep services, and are committed to excellent mare and foal care, as well as breeding. Our dreams really have come true, and our horses really do live in paradise at Paradise Road Ranch.

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Rancho San Miguel Quality Stallions Highlight This Breeding And Sales Prep Operation

Rancho San Miguel is one of the leading stallion stations in California. Cool evening breezes off the Pacific Ocean bless the farm, nestled in the coastal foothills northwest of Paso Robles. Its central location allows the farm to serve clients from both the northern and southern regions of the state. Rancho San Miguel is led by its General Manager of over 25 years, Clay Murdock. In addition, Amanda Poore, Jorge Cruz, Dogie Lujan and Mary Ann Waiton make up the outstanding management team that insures quality care is provided to all horses on a daily basis. Dr. Stacy Potter, our resident veterinarian, is a graduate of the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and has extensive experience in equine reproduction and equine husbandry. Dr. Potter has spent time working on a large Quarter Horse breeding farm in addition to putting time in at the Barretts two-year-old in training sales. She also has her own broodmare and has spent over 15 years showing in the American Quarter Horse circuit, competing and placing at The AQHA World Show. The Rancho San Miguel stallion roster consists of: Comic Strip, Marino Marini, Onebadshark, Slew’s Tiznow, Southern Image, Storm Wolf and The Pamplemousse. Comic Strip, by Red Ransom out of the winning Saratoga Six mare Now That’s Funny, was a graded stakes winner on both dirt and turf. Comic Strip has progeny earnings of over $7.2 million. Marino Marini, a son of Storm Cat out of the grade I winner and $1,460,992-earner Halo America, was graded or group-placed on both dirt and turf, in the United States and Europe. His progeny have 2014 earnings of over $1 million, and life time earnings over 7.8 Million. Onebadshark, by Diligence out of Color Unlimited, was a dual stakes winner who earned more than $200,000 44

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during his career and set a new track record as a two-year-old at the Solano County Fair running five furlongs in :56.73, which still stands. Slew’s Tiznow, by Tiznow out of Hepatica, is a record setting, grade I-performing dual stakes winner. Slew’s Tiznow is a full brother to record setting, multiple graded stakes winner Slew’s Tizzy. Slew’s Tiznow’s first crop are yearlings in 2014. Southern Image, by Halo’s Image out of Pleasant Dixie, won six out of eight starts, three of which were grade I wins, including the Malibu Stakes, the Santa Anita Handicap and the Pimlico Special Handicap. Southern Image’s progeny have lifetime earning over $9.8 million and 2014 earnings over $1.4 million. The multiple stakes winner Winning Image leads his 2014 runners. Winning Image has 9 lifetime stakes wins and has been on the board in 18 stakes races with an overall record of 30 starts, 13 wins, 5 seconds, and 5 thirds. Winning Image’s 2014 earnings exceed $152,000. Storm Wolf, a graded stakes winner by Stormin Fever out of Exclusive Rosette, won by no less than six lengths in three out of five starts. He broke his maiden at Santa Anita by seven lengths, came back to win an allowance by 7 1/2 lengths and then won by six lengths in the grade II Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes at Hollywood Park. The Pamplemousse, by Kafwain out of Comfort Zone, won three of five starts, including Santa Anita’s Sham and San Rafael Stakes, both grade III events. The Pamplemousse’s first crop is 2-year-olds of 2014. The Pamplemousse’s first starter, Big Swag, broke his maiden first time out in a maiden special weight at Santa Anita. Rancho San Miguel’s goal is to attract the highest quality stallions and broodmares, providing them with the best care possible. We are dedicated to outstanding quality service and look forward to serving you.


Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC A Leading California Farm Achieving Success Through Dedication To Excellence

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds is continuing to pursue their goal of becoming one of California’s premier breeding farms, as well as a top training facility. Tommy Town was named leading breeder in California for 2013 and 2009. The stallions standing in 2015 are Kafwain, Ministers Wild Cat and Old Topper, all multiple stakes winners, in addition to Grazen. Tommy Town was established in 2000 by Tom and Debi Stull with the purchase of a 165-acre ranch, formerly known as the Westerly Training Center, in the lush Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County. To accommodate growth, the Stulls acquired an additional 200 adjoining acres. The training side of the farm has 100 stalls, a custom equi-cruiser, and a sevenfurlong track that is maintained by two full-time workers. On the breeding side, there is a 35-stall foaling barn. With over 350 acres of land, the farm offers pasture boarding for mares, foals and yearlings year-round. Tommy Town has been successful in assembling and retaining an outstanding team. The Ranch Manager, Mike Allen, joined Tommy Town in 2001. Esteban Melchor, assistant stallion manager since 2001, was promoted to stallion manager in 2008. To ensure effective rehabilitation of injured horses, the farm works closely with Alamo Pintado Equine Clinic, in addition to the breeding veterinarian, Dr. Bill Stevenson, who specializes and is expert in the care of broodmares and foals. The farm has 30 employees who live on site. Although Tommy Towns’ focus has been breeding, racing and sales have become of equal importance in the last few years. The breeding program includes a select number of mares boarded and bred in Kentucky to supplement our California breeding program. The training program at the farm, excellent pedigrees and exceptional facilities are utilized to prepare horses to race mainly in California, but also in Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Kentucky and a variety of other states. This program has resulted in a successful racing program at Tommy Town. In addition to training, Tommy Town also offers breaking, sales preparation, lay-up and rehabilitation for a

return to racing. Tommy Town has bred and trained many successful racehorses, including Grade 1 winner Let Faith Arise ($488,240), multiple graded stakes winner Doinghardtimeagain ($713,766), in addition to stakes winners Ain’t No Other ($610,595), She’s Ordained $386,525), Top Kisser ($347,100), and two year old, Do the Danse ($59,750) Kafwain, by Cherokee Run, was purchased by Tommy Town in 2008, and stood in Kentucky for the 2009 season. Kafwain came to California to stand at Tommy Town in 2010, and was a leading California sire during 2011. He has eight racing crops, with progeny earnings over $17 million. His leading earners are Grade I winner Daisy Devine ($1,095,892), Grade 1 winner, homebred Let Faith Arise ($488,240) and multiple stakes winner, Third Chance ($481,464). In addition his starters to winners percentage is 74%. Minister’s Wild Cat, out of Hollywood Wild Cat, by Deputy Minister, began his stallion career in 2006. His 2007 foals began racing in 2009. Ministers Wild Cat was the leading freshman sire of California-breds in 2009. He currently has six crops racing, progeny earnings over $10 million and 15 stakes winners. Tommy Town owned and bred, Doinghardtimeagain ($713,766) who is still racing is his leading earner, followed by Tiz a Minister ($481,530) and She’s Ordained ($386,525), a Tommy Town homebred filly also still racing. Old Topper, California’s leading freshman sire in 2004, leading second-crop sire in 2005 and leading third-crop sire for 2006 has eleven crops racing with progeny earnings over $19 million. Old Topper has an impressive 77 percent winners to starters ratio (up from 75% last year). Old Topper’s top earner, Ain’t No Other ($610,595) is owned by Tommy Town, a homebred, and still racing. His other top earners, Top This and That ($422,262) and Top Kisser ($347,100) is also homebred and owned by Tommy Town. For more information, please contact Mike Allen at (805) 686-4337, or visit Tommy Town Thoroughbreds online at www.tommytownfarms.com. www.ctba.com

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Victory Rose Thoroughbreds A Combination Of Choice And Convenience In California

Ellen Lee Jackson owns and manages Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville, California. This 63-acre training and breeding facility is now in its 24th year of operation at this location. The farm is centrally located, 55 miles east of Golden Gate Fields and 15 miles West of the U.C. Davis Veterinary Hospital and offers easy highway access off Interstate 80 or Highway 505. Farm amenities include a wellbanked, half-mile track, large indoor arena for allweather training, six-horse freestyle Equi-Ciser, 100- plus stalls, 60 individual covered pens and more than 50 acres of lush, irrigated pastures with safe, galvanized pipe fencing. Victory Rose is a full-service breeding facility with conscientious care, all-night camera surveillance and the Foal Alert system for foaling mares. Dr. Irwin Liu, head of the equine reproduction department at nearby U.C. Davis, personally oversees the busy breeding program. Victory Rose will stand six stallions in 2015. Indian Evening will be in the breeding shed next year for his second season at stud. The only son of Indian Charlie currently standing in California, out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Unenchantedevening. Indian Evening was a stakeswinning, graded stakes-placed racehorse. His DNA stallion cloud profile ranks him as a top-class sire, with a 98.9 rating, based on a scale of zero to 100. Indian Evening will stand for $3,000, live foal guarantee. Many Rivers: retired from racing in 2010, he is a stakes-placed son of Storm Cat out of the multiple stakesproducing Affirmed mare Christmas in Aiken. Many Rivers is a three-quarter-brother to the prominent national sire Harlan’s Holiday and stands for $3,000, live foal guarantee, with a Genetic Stallion Marker of 77.5. His first crop of twoyear-olds will race in 2014. Sea of Secrets: relocated to Victory Rose for the 2012 breeding season, he boasts 80 percent starters from foals, 74.5 percent winners from starters and average earnings per starter of more than $47,000. The son of Storm Cat consistently ranks among the top 20 active California sires and at a fee of $2,500, live foal guarantee, with a Genetic Stallion Marker of 74.5, offers great value to prove a mare or get that runner. Bold Chieftain is a grade II-winning California 46

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champion that earned $1,653,171 before retiring to stud at Victory Rose in 2012. By Chief Seattle, a dual grade I-placed son of Seattle Slew, Bold Chieftain stands for $3,000, live foal guarantee, with a Genetic Stallion Marker of 64.4. His first foals will be two-year-olds of 2015. Eclipse Award finalist and two-time California champion Idiot Proof entered stud in 2010 and stands for $2,500 live foal guarantee. His Genetic Stallion Marker is an impressive 99.8. The son of Benchmark earned $1,294,484 while posting a 113 Beyer Speed Figure as a sophomore and reeling off 1:07.47 and 1:07.57 new track record for six furlongs. The grade 1 winner has had eight winners from 14 starters. Gig Harbor entered stud in 2014. The only son of grade 1 winner City Zip standing in California earned $143,300 while winning five of nine starts and two stakes races. He is from the family of graded stakes winners Mayoumbe (Fr) and Good to Beat (Fr) with a Genetic Stallion Marker of 76.0. Gig Harbor stands for $1,500 live foal guarantee. In collaboration with Dr. Liu, Victory Rose has established a unique niche in the breeding industry by specializing in sub-fertile stallions and problem mares. While not all of the breeding stock at Victory Rose have had prior fertility problems, many breeding shed disappointments have been returned to top conception producers over the years. We find barren mares a challenge rather than a disappointment or problem! From birth to retirement, Victory Rose handles all phases of your horse’s care. Foaling out, halter-breaking, sales preparation, ground-breaking, saddle breaking, leggingup, race training, mare care, lay-ups and rehabilitation are all services available at Victory Rose. The Maryland Shin Program is utilized to prepare all of the young stock. Victory Rose’s intimate relationship with U. C. Davis provides it with the best in surgical options and cutting edge veterinary care. Victory Rose keeps a large sampling of weanlings, yearlings and horses of racing age on hand to represent their stallions. An excellent place to privately purchase race or breeding stock, visitors are always welcome. Day care, training prices, stallion nicks, stud fees, farm photos, etc., can be found online at www.victoryrose.com.


Woodbridge Farms

Raising future champions one foal at a time

Horses are treated like family at Woodbridge Farm, a 64 acre spread located in Oakdale. The farm is the vision of Sue Greene, who graduated the California Polytechnic State University before spending 12 years on the racetrack. She obtained the current Woodbridge Farm, which was originally built before World War II, in 1986. The farm’s lush, irrigated pastures have been home to standout California-bred stars such as millionaire Somethinaboutlaura, grade I winner Mistical Plan, and multiple grade III winner Autism Awareness. Somethinaboutlaura won 18 of her 34 starts, including the A Gleam Invitational Handicap (gr. II) twice. Mistical Plan was able to ship and win the Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. I) at Calder in Florida and the Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) at the Fair Grounds in Louisiana. Autism Awareness’s score in the El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) at odds of 62-1 remains one of the most memorable in the race’s history. Their success is no surprise, given the level of care available at Woodbridge Farm. The carefully tailored feed program is designed to optimize foal growth and maintain pregnancies. “Our foaling barn is monitored by cameras, intercoms, and the wonderful Foalert system. Each foal is tended to extensively at birth, and handled daily post delivery,” Greene said. Jesus Gonzales is the man in charge of handling foals from birth through yearling sales prep. Greene calls him, “quiet and kind,” and notes that the horses visibly trust and respect him. Others on the farm are dedicated to individual horse attention, with hours spent grooming, handling, and trailer training. “Our staff is like family,” Greene said. “We all work closely together to communicate any issues a horse might have.” Lay-ups and rehabilitation services are also

offered at the farm, which has a 75-foot diameter EquiGym on the property. “This allows us to actually train either jogging or galloping, as well as conditioning at a walk,” Greene said. “We use Eponaires to simulate a rider’s weight on the horse’s back, which also helps in the rehab process. Each horse has their own tailored program as it returns to racing or a show career.” Ice therapy, magnet therapy, EQUI-LIGHT, and TENS machines are also available as rehabilitation options. The farm’s lone stallion is the stakes winning Lord Carson son Tannersmyman. With limited opportunities, Tannersmyman has gotten 64% winners from starters, with over $2.4 million in progeny earnings. His best runners include $356,732 earner Autism Awareness, and stakes winner Sherman Bartlebort. Tannersmyman gets a high average earnings per starter of $25,298, and has over 50% winners from first time starters. “He is a wonderful stallion to be around, kind and very fertile in the breeding shed,” Greene said. “Puts a great mind on his foals, solid body and bone and that nice big hip and gaskin. He has been and continues to be a wonderful stallion for durable useful race horses.” Progeny by Tannersmyman have won on dirt, turf, and synthetic surfaces, and they have also performed well on off tracks. Sales prep is one of the farm’s specialties, and they are dedicated to representing their clients and showcasing their outstanding yearlings at all of the important California Thoroughbred sales. Woodbridge Farm has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. For more information on services available, please visit www.woodbridgethoroughbreds.com, which is updated regularly and contains professional photos of all the yearlings available at upcoming sales.

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Winners august 27, 2014 – september 21, 2014 3-Year-olds & Up Affirmative—Lady Assassin: Warren's Joe T. (33-13), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 9/12, 1mi, 1:38.23, $23,400. Atticus—Flying Heart: Flyingtothefinish (33-14), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 8/29, 5f, 58.20, $3,850. Atticus—Old Habits: Agila (33-14), g, 3 yo, Marquis Downs, MSW, 9/6, 6f, 1:14.30, $1,860. Benchmark—Kriskeri: Mandala (87-47), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 9/1, 5 1/2f, 1:3.25, $23,400. Blazonry—Carbon Copy (GB): Gospel Music (14-5), g, 4 yo, Zia Park, MSW, 9/13, 6f, 1:11.35, $15,500. Bushwacker—Dona Amelia (CHI): Wildcat Janine (29-12), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 9/11, 6f, 1:13.73, $4,400. Bushwacker—Heart Ofmy Heart: Twitter Wacked (29-12), g, 3 yo, Stockton, MCL, 9/19, 1mi, 1:38.75, $3,900. Decarchy—Like a Deer: Deer Decarchy (85-39), g, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 9/21, 5 1/2f, 1:4.64, $10,200. Desert Code—Prospector's Bride: Drink M. Pretty (24-7), f, 3 yo, Marquis Downs, ALW, 9/5, 7f, 1:25.65, $3,456. Dixie Chatter—Sonora Desert: Global Hottie (37-18), f, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, AOC, 9/18, 6f, 1:9.04, $27,600. Don'tsellmeshort—Viridian City: Don'tsellhimshort (33-15), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 8/28, 6f, 1:12.36, $4,950. Don'tsellmeshort—Wild Shenanigans: J R's Request (33-15), g, 4 yo, Marquis Downs, ALW, 8/30, 1mi, 1:39.36, $2,232. Game Plan—Ashley's Folly: Ashleyluvssugar (32-16), g, 3 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 8/29, 1mi, 1:36.45, $46,200. Gold Knuckles—Shesmagicalysharp: Sharp Knuckles (6-5), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 9/5, 1mi, 1:41.64, $4,400. Good Journey—Thewholeenchilada: Chilada (61-29), f, 3 yo, Del Mar, STR, 8/28, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:42.69, $30,960. Good Journey—Nanogram: Amalfi Runner (61-29), g, 6 yo, Assiniboia Downs, WCL, 9/13, 6f, 1:12.80, $4,020. Gotham City—Dancer Ivonne: Melanie Rose (15-7), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 9/3, 1mi, 1:39.45, $23,400. Grey Memo—Know That Song: Littleman John (23-8), g, 6 yo, Harney County Fair, ALW, 9/6, 1 1/8mi, 1:55.60, $1,925. Idiot Proof—Point Break: Frisco Fog (14-6), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 9/1, 5f (T), 58.09, $23,400. Lucky J. H.—Lucy's Ballet: Ava's Ballet (31-13), f, 4 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 9/7, 6 1/2f, 1:16.90, $10,200. Lucky Pulpit—Intricate: Stitched Up (62-24), f, 3 yo, Zia Park, MSW, 9/14, 5 1/2f, 1:6.13, $15,000. Marino Marini—Kildarelass: Coyotero (77-37), g, 4 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 9/7, 5f, 56.75, $10,200. Marino Marini—Position of Power: Power of Ten (77-37), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 9/12, 5f (T), 58.09, $24,180. Marino Marini—Exceedtheprospect: Incentive Award (77-37), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 9/12, 6f, 1:11.75, $12,240.

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Marino Marini—Private Quaters: Miss Marini (77-37), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 9/14, 5f (T), 58.70, $7,800. McCann's Mojave—Pacaya: Kohala (39-18), f, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 9/14, 5 1/2f, 1:3.81, $10,200. McCann's Mojave—Del Mar Lee: Benicia Gem (39-18), f, 4 yo, Stockton, MCL, 9/19, 5f, 58.00, $3,900. Ministers Wild Cat—She's Gottogetaway: For Those Who Wait (109-54), g, 3 yo, Albuquerque, MCL, 8/29, 1mi, 1:40.18, $5,640. Ministers Wild Cat—Sherry's Call: Minister's Call (109-54), c, 3 yo, Elko County Fair, MSW, 8/31, 5 1/2f, 1:10.00, $1,800. Ministers Wild Cat—Up On Her Toes: Happy Toes (109-54), g, 6 yo, Zia Park, ALW, 9/7, 5 1/2f, 1:7.20, $18,900. Ministers Wild Cat—Natural Singer R N: Alissa R N (109-54), f, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 9/19, 6f, 1:10.87, $10,200. Ministers Wild Cat—Sea Poppy: Popalicious (109-54), f, 4 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, AOC, 9/20, 5 1/2f, 1:3.04, $39,000. Old Topper—Lori Gail: Tom's Rules (70-35), g, 8 yo, Marquis Downs, ALW, 8/30, 1 1/16mi, 1:46.92, $3,392. Onebadshark—Miss L'Augeval (GB): One Good Shark (16-7), g, 5 yo, Elko County Fair, ALW, 8/31, 7f, 1:25.40, $3,000. Onebadshark—Miss L'Augeval (GB): One Good Shark (16-7), g, 5 yo, Black Foot, STK, T.J. Fackrell - Spa Boy Memorial S., 9/6, 1mi 70yd, 1:49.10, $2,083. Peppered Cat—Crown This Lady: Pepper Crown (21-9), c, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STK, Rolling Green S., 9/1, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:43.54, $39,450. Peppered Cat—Crown This Lady: Pepper Crown (21-9), c, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 9/12, 1mi (T), 1:36.87, $27,300. Popular—It's Not True: Halo La (15-8), f, 4 yo, Remington Park, SOC, 9/6, 6f, 1:10.41, $7,149. Popular—Miss Indiana: Pop Rod (15-8), g, 5 yo, Albuquerque, MCL, 9/21, 5f, 58.81, $5,580. Rocky Bar—Iza Bon Bon: Boston Charley (51-28), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 9/14, 6f, 1:11.26, $5,500. Roi Charmant—Found Her: Prince Charmant (7-3), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 9/6, 1mi (T), 1:38.31, $9,000. Sea of Secrets—Tyvara: Morning Storm (53-24), g, 6 yo, Stockton, STR, 9/19, 5 1/2f, 1:4.17, $9,050. Silic (FR)—Rubies and Gems: Silk and Gems (24-8), m, 6 yo, Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort, MCL, 9/15, 5 1/2f, 1:9.19, $4,380. Square Eddie—Mahalo Lani: Mahalo Arturo (32-16), c, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 9/12, 5 1/2f, 1:3.03, $10,200. Square Eddie—Sixy Devil: Sixy Eddie (32-16), f, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 9/18, 5 1/2f, 1:4.79, $11,400. Stormin Fever—Hot Desert: Meinertzhageni (71-30), f, 3 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 8/30, 6f, 1:9.69, $60,060. Storm Wolf—La Costa Azul (ARG): Stormy Coast (17-7), g, 3 yo, Albuquerque, MCL, 9/13, 5 1/2f, 1:3.34, $6,420. Swiss Yodeler—Paris Design: Swiss in Paris (82-41), f, 4 yo, Ruidoso Downs, ALW, 8/30, 6f, 1:12.08, $6,832. Swiss Yodeler—Ez Money Honey: Yodeling Honey (82-41), g, 3 yo, Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort, MCL, 9/7, 6f, 1:13.56, $4,307.

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Swiss Yodeler—Jeanie's Game: Mia Luccia (82-41), f, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MSW, 9/11, 5 1/2f, 1:3.70, $25,200. Tannersmyman—For My Angel: Councilman (41-21), g, 4 yo, Stockton, MCL, 9/20, 5f, 57.70, $5,000. Thisnearlywasmine—Unlikely Legend: Thislegendofmine (15-9), g, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 8/31, 1mi (T), 1:39.37, $7,800. Thisnearlywasmine—Zorra Roja: Fast and Foxy (15-9), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 9/12, 6f, 1:10.70, $23,400. Thisnearlywasmine—Satin Dolly: Chimichanga (15-9), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 9/13, 1mi (T), 1:39.57, $20,280. Time to Get Even—Little Dodger: Little Donkey (19-11), f, 3 yo, Remington Park, MSW, 9/1, 5 1/2f, 1:5.00, $16,698. Time to Get Even—Making Memories: Time for a Memory (19-11), f, 3 yo, Marquis Downs, STK, Saskatchewan Derby, 9/6, 1 1/16mi, 1:44.38, $12,000. Tizbud—Summer Jersey: Soi Phet (43-16), g, 6 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, STK, Los Alamitos Mile S., 9/6, 1mi, 1:33.95, $120,000. Tribal Rule—Andoverend: Hypatia (176-95), f, 3 yo, Arlington, MCL, 8/28, 6 1/2f, 1:21.10, $6,300. Tribal Rule—Lulu's Queen: Tribal Dreams (176-95), g, 5 yo, Canterbury Park, AOC, 8/29, 6f, 1:11.23, $18,000. Tribal Rule—Anachristina: Red Outlaw (176-95), g, 3 yo, Del Mar, STK, El Cajon S., 8/29, 1mi, 1:36.38, $60,000. Tribal Rule—Joyously: Joy Boy (176-95), g, 6 yo, Indiana Grand Race Course, AOC, 9/3, 1mi 70yd, 1:39.57, $24,320. Tribal Rule—Candy Factory: Patriots Rule (176-95), g, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, STK, E.B. Johnston S., 9/5, 6 1/2f, 1:14.60, $45,000. Tribal Rule—Gambler's Hope: Bellanza (176-95), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 9/6, 5f, 58.69, $3,850. Tribal Rule—Wickersham: Great Friends Rule (176-95), g, 4 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, STR, 9/7, 6f, 1:8.60, $19,440. Tribal Rule—Sidestepping: Tribal Dancer (176-95), g, 5 yo, Assiniboia Downs, WMC, 9/10, 6f, 1:15.20, $3,900. Tribal Rule—Touching: Brando the Birdman (176-95), g, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, AOC, 9/13, 6f, 1:9.46, $27,600. Unusual Heat—Miss Boomtown: Central Heat (119-50), m, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 8/30, 1mi (T), 1:37.92, $24,180. Unusual Heat—Kitty and Boo: Boozer (119-50), g, 4 yo, Del Mar, ALW, 8/31, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:40.74, $60,060. Unusual Heat—Chi Chi Nette: Real Heat (119-50), g, 4 yo, Albuquerque, ALW, 9/1, 6f, 1:9.70, $12,780. Unusual Heat—Lethal Leta: Lethal Story (119-50), f, 3 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 9/3, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:43.69, $45,000. Unusual Heat—Nina's Delight: Sizzlin' Joe (119-50), g, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 9/7, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:45.98, $23,400. Unusual Heat—Biscay Bay (ARG): Romeo Royale (119-50), g, 7 yo, Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort, AOC, 9/10, 1mi 70yd (T), 1:38.27, $12,000. Unusual Heat—Chairwoman: Madame Heat (119-50), f, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 9/13, 1mi, 1:38.89, $10,200.


The accompanying list includes runners that are both California-foaled and Californiasired winners in 2014 of all recent North American races, except straight claiming races. Abbreviations used for the class of race are similar to those used by Equibase: Alw– allowance; Hcp–overnight handicap; names of stakes race are spelled out, with the grade of the race, when applicable, in parentheses.

Vronsky—Jennifers Pub: Jenny's V. (45-22), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 9/1, 1mi, 1:39.70, $20,280. Vronsky—Serefina: Tiki Torch (45-22), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 9/7, 5 1/2f, 1:4.04, $20,280.

2-Year-olds & Up Awesome Gambler—Global Meeting: One More Roll (40-8), g, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 9/5, 5 1/2f, 1:4.43, $11,400. Benchmark—Double Dip: Extant (87-47), c, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 9/7, 5 1/2f, 1:4.03, $23,400. Benchmark—Chetten County: Jamison County (87-47), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 9/14, 1mi, 1:41.78, $7,800. Blazonry—Extreme Spice: Blazing Spice (14-5), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 8/29, 6f, 1:11.01, $23,400. Bushwacker—Catchthecat: Outthink'em (29-12), g, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 9/11, 5 1/2f, 1:4.98, $13,800. Bushwacker—Deeds Speak: Wacky Miss (29-12), f, 2 yo, Northlands Park, MCL, 9/12, 3 1/2f, 40.22, $6,000. Comic Strip—Cottonwood Babe: Cash Only (20-12), c, 2 yo, Stockton, MCL, 9/21, 5f, 59.34, $6,650.

Council Member—Summerfield: Seattle Firm (28-12), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 9/11, 1mi (T), 1:40.29, $20,280. Desert Code—Deb's Royal Flush: Deb's Wildcard (24-7), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 8/30, 5 1/2f, 1:4.26, $20,280. Elusive Warning—Swiss Please: Swiss Cocoa (4-1), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 8/31, 5f, 59.04, $4,950. Good Journey—Go On Sophie: Party Rock (61-29), f, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MSW, 9/19, 5 1/2f, 1:4.60, $25,200. Grazen—Striking Point: Archie Graham (12-5), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 8/28, 5f, 59.61, $4,950. Grey Memo—Lucky Stab: Hit the Mark (23-8), g, 2 yo, Albuquerque, MCL, 9/15, 5 1/2f, 1:5.13, $6,420. Idiot Proof—Marissa's Joy: Richard's Boy (14-6), g, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MSW, 9/20, 5 1/2f, 1:3.75, $25,200. Lucky J. H.—Miner's Gal: Lucky Forty Niner (31-13), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 8/30, 5f, 59.20, $20,280. Papa Clem—Glitteringmischief: Mischief Clem (43-20), c, 2 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 9/1, 5 1/2f, 1:4.26, $45,000. Silic (FR)—Storm Birdie: Stormy Adieu (24-8), f, 2 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 9/3, 5 1/2f, 1:4.12, $45,000.

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Southern Image—Alarcity: City Ride (72-41), f, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MSW, 9/5, 5 1/2f, 1:4.00, $25,200. Southern Image—Magic Yodeler: Southern Echo (72-41), f, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 9/7, 5 1/2f, 1:5.10, $11,400. Square Eddie—Too Much Excess: Not Enough Eddie (32-16), c, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MSW, 9/6, 5 1/2f, 1:2.98, $25,200. Square Eddie—Mama Lula: Walloping Lula (32-16), f, 2 yo, Stockton, MCL, 9/21, 5 1/2f, 1:6.11, $9,050. Surf Cat—Felicia's N Sync: The Good Luck Cat (30-14), f, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 9/12, 5 1/2f, 1:4.71, $13,800. Tannersmyman—Adriftinthebay: El Huerfano (41-21), c, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 9/5, 5 1/2f, 1:4.46, $9,000. Tough Game—Fox On a Ridge: Foxy Lover (14-7), f, 2 yo, Stockton, MCL, 9/20, 5f, 59.01, $6,650. Trapper—Alternate Verse: Tell Her Yes (16-8), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 9/3, 5 1/2f, 1:5.98, $9,000. Tribal Rule—Serena's Echo: Tribal Echo (176-95), g, 2 yo, Zia Park, MSW, 9/14, 5 1/2f, 1:5.61, $14,400. Tribal Rule—Joyously: Joylicious (176-95), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 9/14, 6f, 1:11.28, $20,280.

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LaMiniTiS detecting and treating the disease early can lead to better chance of recovery

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any things can cause infammation of the hoof laminae (laminitis). Serious cases may progress to founder (dropping or rotation of the cofn bone).

Dr. Scott Morrison of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., says horses have the best chances for recovery if treatment begins early, even before the horse shows signs of acute laminitis—increased digital pulse and pain in the feet. “Preventative treatment like anti-infammatories and icing the feet should be given right after the horse has colic surgery, retained placenta, or has eaten too much grain,” said Morrison. “It’s also helpful to ice the feet during the acute phase, when the horse shows foot pain. We’re convinced that cold treatment helps decrease the amount of damage.” 52

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Standing the horse in icewater slurry up to mid-cannon bone—or using a cold salt-water bath—can be very benefcial. Salt water tends to pull some of the edema out of the tissues of the lower limb and possibly the foot. STAGES OF LAMINITIS

Te onset of laminitis, the prodromal phase, begins before the horse shows any foot pain. Second is the acute phase, where he has an increased digital pulse and soreness. “From the acute phase, the horse either goes on to recovery or becomes chronic,” said Morrison. “If the acute phase progresses to where there’s damage and the bone displaces, the horse enters the chronic phase, and this is when we call it founder.” Morrison prefers to defne these stages to help horse owners understand the disease. “Te horse may go from sub-acute laminitis to recovery, but the other path leads

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to founder,” he said. “Te latter can also be broken down into stages. Tere are chronic compensated cases and also some chronic uncompensated cases. “Chronic compensated cases are those that have become stable. Te bone has rotated a little and then stabilizes, and the horse continues to grow sole and hoof wall. Te bone is no longer actively displacing. “Te chronic uncompensated cases are unstable. Te bone continues to rotate, and there are usually chronic abscesses. Te hoof isn’t growing new sole and may shut down wall growth in an area—usually the toe if the bone has rotated, with the front part tipping down. If the bone sinks, wall growth may shut down on the medial or lateral side, or the horse may not grow any new foot at all.” Chronic uncompensated cases show continued displacement of the bone and severe damage to the hoof’s growth cen-


treating the FOUNdEREd foot

ter. Coronary band and sole corium fail to grow in certain areas. “Tese cases need drastic measures, such as tenotomy or a foot cast, or ways to treat the infections and to get the hoof wall to start growing again,” he said.

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“An important thing is to not move the horse at all—just keep the feet cold,” said Morrison. “Don’t even take the horse out of the stall to see how well he’s walking. Te acute phase is technically the frst 72 hours, and you don’t yet know how much damage there might be. Treat every case aggressively, as though they were all going to tip over the edge. “Like any musculoskeletal injury, your frst approach is to immobilize and rest the injured part, and treat with anti-infammatories. But since the cofn bone and laminae are inside the hoof capsule, the ways we immobilize these structures must be diferent. We use foot and sole supports to help take stress of afected areas.” In earlier years, horses with acute laminitis were stood in wet sand, which was cool and soft, yet supportive to the foot. Now veterinarians have more efective methods. “I prefer to use something on the foot that can be easily put on and taken of,” said Morrison. “You need to do something quick and easy—and temporary. You don’t want to be nailing on the foot at that stage, or even gluing, because you’d

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Foundered foot (left) before corrective trim and shoe. Same foundered foot after remedial trimming and shoeing.

“Tere are still some things we don’t know about laminitis. We don’t know if all the laminae around the entire foot are compromised and just the areas under the most stress let loose, or whether the laminae are most diseased and compromised in just one area. No one has done studies to determine this. I tend to think that all laminae around the perimeter of the hoof are compromised and that the area under the most strain is what becomes damaged and lets loose frst. “To tell which area of the foot is under the most strain, you can stand a horse on a pressure mat. Most horses bear most of their weight toward the toe and slightly to the inside—around the apex of the frog— when they are just standing.”

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have to hold the foot up while the glue dries. Hoof boots or things that can be bandaged on work best. Even a Styrofoam sole support or wedge (taped onto the bottom of the foot) can help. “We worry about the cofn bone rotating because that’s the most common form of displacement, though it can also tip to one side or the other. If it ends up being chronic, the bone will usually rotate. So we do things with foot support to help prevent rotation. We typically add a sole support and a wedge.

Tis is why most laminitis cases tend to rotate, with the bone dropping down at the toe. “Laminae in the toe region are under the most tensile strain when the horse is just standing around, so we try to support that area of the foot. Tere are many ways to do that, such as decreasing tension of the pull on the bone from the deep digital fexor tendon. “Te way that tendon pulls on the coffn bone (from the rear) creates a little rotation even in a normal foot, causing the www.ctba.com

horse to bear more weight on the toe when standing. So if you wedge the heels of the foot up, you take some of the tension of that deep digital fexor tendon, resulting in less pull on the back of the bone.” But any time you take pressure of one area, this adds pressure somewhere else. “When horses are wedged, we worry about more stress on laminae in the heels and quarters,” said Morrison. “So we carefully monitor these areas of the foot to make sure we are not overloading or compromising them. We check those areas every day to make sure there’s not a palpable depression there, which might indicate that this part is overloaded. If it is, we decrease the size of the wedge or maybe put the foot back on fat Styrofoam or a fat rubber pad.” Many kinds of sole support can be used. “We use the black rubber pads (similar to a gym mat) that we cut up and shape for the foot,” said Morrison. “But you can also use Elastomer Putty, polyurethane, silicone, etc.” Materials vary by hardness, which is measured in durometers. Morrison decides what to use based on the individual foot. “If there’s a strong, resilient sole, I’ll use something more frm to give more support,” he said. “For horses with a weak sole (where a frm support might make the sole sore), I use something softer. Ideally, I try to use something with about the same frmness as a freshly trimmed healthy frog, which is about 40 durometers. “Te frmer the sole support, the more support it gives, but the less forgiving it is for a weak sole. I try to use the frmest

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Health – Laminitis Part 1 material I can get away with on that particular foot.” He also wedges the foot up about 10 degrees. A horse in a stall stands most of the time, but he will also be moving from the water bucket to the feed and back again. When he turns, he puts more pressure on the sides of the foot, as well as the toe. “You want to make sure the breakover from side to side is easy, because that’s when the laminae are under the most stress—while turning,” said Morrison. “Some of these horses walk fairly well in a straight line, without pain, and it’s the turning that really shows the soreness. You need to roll/bevel the sides and edges of whatever support you have on the foot— whether it’s a boot or cufed shoe. You want to facilitate medial/lateral breakover.” Te laminae are designed to resist tension, but twisting puts a lot of shear force on these structures.

quietly. Te acepromazine takes the edge of, so he’s not trying to move around so much. He may have a lot of adrenaline going, getting excited when other horses are active in the barn, etc. Acepromazine helps keep the horse quiet, and has a benefcial efect on blood fow as well.” If a horse has been on grain, grain feedings are discontinued during the acute phase, with the horse fed only hay. “We don’t always know what caused the laminitis, but we don’t want to add to the problem by feeding a high sugar diet,” said Morrison. “We put the horse in a quiet area of the barn, give hay and water, and make sure the stall is deeply bedded, so the horse might lie down and can get up and down easier.” Morrison noted that most laminitis cases show improvement within 72 hours. After that, they enter the subacute phase and recover. Because more than 80 per-

Most laminitis cases show improvement within 72 hours. After that, they enter the subacute phase and recover. Because more than 80 percent of horses can fully recover with conservative treatment of confnement, foot support, and medication, it is crucial to treat the horse early. “Tis is what we do during the acute phase, along with treating very aggressively with anti-infammatories,” Morrison said. “Tere are many drugs that can be used for this. I generally use Bute or Banamine, and also treat with DMSO for three days. “Sometimes we put the horse on pentoxyphylline, a drug with multiple efects, one of which enables blood cells to travel more readily through damaged blood vessels. Te blood cells get a more elastic shape so they can squeeze through compressed areas a little better.” Pentoxyphylline can afect infammatory mediators also, which can help a horse with laminitis because blood circulation to the hoof is compromised. “I also put these horses on acepromazine,” said Morrison. “We’re not sure why this helps, but it seems to have some effects on perfusion as well as keeping the horse calm. Even though the feet are painful, a nervous horse may still want to pace around the stall and won’t relax and stand 54

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cent of horses can fully recover with conservative treatment of confnement, foot support, and medication, it is crucial to treat the horse early. “When you examine the horse, go into the stall,” said Morrison. “Don’t move him any more than necessary. Toroughly examine the feet, since there are other things that can make horses sore in both front feet. You can put the horse in a boot on one foot, with a soft pad, then pick up the other foot to do a quick examination with hoof testers to see if he’s sore in the toe. “I’ve seen horses with bilateral abscesses, some with fractures in both front feet, and some with severe heel pain in both front feet. So I use hoof testers quickly and shoot some radiographs really fast— and not just assume that it’s laminitis. Be very efcient and don’t hold up a front foot very long. If the horse is really sore and wants to take his foot back, give it back to him and give him a break. “We do a quick examination to rule out

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other possible causes, and if we are sure it’s laminitis, we create a foot support, leave the horse in the stall, and put him on drugs.” If the horse gets on the road to recovery within 72 hours, you must take care of how you rehabilitate them and eventually reintroduce them back into activity. CAUTIOUS MONITORING

In these cases, even though the bone hasn’t moved and the horse is more comfortable and no longer sore, you don’t know the state of the laminae. “You can’t look at the laminae with a microscope and get an idea how compromised these areas are,” said Morrison. “We usually just hand-walk or hand-graze these horses for a couple days until we can put them out into a round pen or small paddock. We feel the digital pulse every day or have the owner or manager do this, and check for signs of pain. If there’s any pain, we back up and go back to stall rest. We watch them really closely for the next 30 days as we gradually move into turnout and walking. “Te toughest part, for me, is not really knowing how much damage there is. You just have to take it very slowly and monitor the horse closely. You want to make sure he is walking sound and of all medications before you start hand-walking. Te horse should be confned in a stall for at least fve to seven days after he’s of drugs, and during this time we’ll wean him out of the foot support gradually—to make sure he’ll stay sound.” Once the horse is sound, of medication, and walking in the barn aisle comfortably, Morrison usually glues-on shoes with sole support. “I roll the toe and sides so the foot can break over easily. Ten we’ll walk the horse slowly, with the new shoes on, and start turning him out. If he shows any sign of not being quite as comfortable, we put him back in stall rest for another week and re-evaluate. “Each case is a little diferent. Tose are the straightforward ones that recover. Te other 20 percent enter the chronic phase after the acute laminitis, and the bone starts rotating.” Next moNth: DealiNg with chroNic fouNDer


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Perry Martin & Steve Coburn Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC Terry C. Lovingier Harris Farms Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams Nick Alexander Benjamin C. Warren Pam & Martin Wygod Ballena Vista Farm Lee Searing & Susan Searing Dahlberg Farms LLC J. Paul Reddam Liberty Road Stables Donald R. Dizney Old English Rancho Madeline Auerbach Alex Paszkeicz Thomas W. Bachman B&B Zietz Stables, Inc. Bruce Headley, Irwin Molasky & Andrew Molasky Nick Cafarchia Thomas Newton Bell & Ross John McLeod Madeline Auerbach & Barry Abrams Daehling Ranch LLC Ellen Jackson Ed Delaney Joseph P. Morey Jr. Revocable Trust Dr. & Mrs. William T. Gray DVM Dinesh Maniar Richard Allen Kritzski Rod Rodriguez & Lorraine Rodriguez Harris Farms & Donald Valpredo Mercedes Stables LLC Carol A. Lingenfelter Oak Hill Farm Summer Mayberry Roger Stein Larry Mabee Legacy Ranch Applebite Farms ARCHA Racing Inc. Joseph A. Duffel Baseline Equine LLC B Abrams, V Loverso, C Perez, Huston Racing & M Auerbach Madera Thoroughbreds LLC Old English Rancho & Berumen Donald Valpredo Gary Barber Mr. & Mrs. Larry Williams Francoise Dupuis & Louise Julian Desperado Stables, Inc. Revocable Trust of Dr. Mikel C. Harrington and Patricia O. Harrington Barbara Kelly Dorine Lanza & John R. Lanza Joseph T. Alvarez III Milt A. Policzer

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Leading Earner

California Chrome ($3,327,800) Top Kisser ($156,550) My Fiona ($134,100) Velvet Mesquite ($147,006) Tamarando ($190,000) Grazenette ($113,250) Warren’s Jen Fizz ($77,530) Brilliant Melody ($116,144) Big Macher ($425,250) Wake Up Nick ($308,784) Patriots Rule ($186,680) More Complexity ($107,080) Red Outlaw ($254,000) Rovenna ($327,320) Celebrity Status ($64,522) Heat Du Jour ($153,500) Pepper Crown ($207,383) Unusual Way ($123,805) Kathleen Rose ($200,990) Cyclometer ($206,450) My Slew ($103,950) Alert Bay ($305,000) Heat Flash ($131,246) Sing and Tell ($122,662) Global Magician ($73,830) Susans Express ($110,500) Curly Girly ($33,678) Weewinnin ($137,500) Wild in the Saddle ($50,880) Awesome Return ($242,160) Halo Dolly ($106,210) Long Hot Summer ($130,500) Rock Me Baby ($149,388) Wonderful Lie ($136,040) Sagebrush Queen ($176,920) Go West Marie ($213,500) Benba ($78,570) Storm Fighter ($115,558) Mom’s Winner ($36,100) Roman Tizzy ($40,540) Soi Phet ($203,160) Atomic Rule ($73,280) Q’ Viva ($57,690) Boozer ($195,232) Got Even ($97,086) Poshsky ($119,720) Do Some Magic ($56,000) Tribal Spy ($148,314) Atta’ Boy Woody ($52,600) Masochistic ($177,050) Loveintheshadows ($75,416) Better Bet ($59,240) Full Dancer ($95,176) Magic Mark ($173,044) Stoney Fleece ($166,480) Husband’s Folly ($82,842)

Earnings

$3,327,800 $1,964,426 $1,262,831 $1,083,808 $950,102 $877,773 $793,550 $653,120 $625,878 $619,193 $612,289 $531,467 $494,857 $439,156 $430,855 $364,040 $357,457 $343,062 $322,937 $321,290 $313,034 $305,300 $292,667 $289,822 $278,018 $276,775 $263,313 $262,511 $245,182 $242,160 $228,810 $228,428 $226,628 $217,085 $213,629 $213,555 $212,385 $209,018 $207,033 $204,738 $203,160 $200,405 $198,208 $195,232 $195,056 $192,950 $187,522 $187,010 $182,755 $177,050 $176,436 $174,262 $174,052 $173,044 $166,480 $164,319


Leading California Sires Lists 2014 Leading sires in CaLiFOrnia by average earnings per rUnner

2014 Leading sires in CaLiFOrnia by MOney wOn

(MiniMUM 10 rUnners) Sire

Races Rnrs Won

Earnings/ Runner

Earned

40 $4,117,263

Sire

1 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

Rnrs

Strts

Races Won

62

285

40

$4,117,263

Earned

1 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

62

$66,407

2 * Tribal Rule,1996, by Storm Cat

179

867

155

$4,048,160

2 * Beau Genius, 1985, by Bold Ruckus

10

9

$486,048

$48,605

3 Unusual Heat,1990, by Nureyev

118

600

77

$3,107,448

3 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

16

14

$480,800

$30,050

4 # Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

99

558

75

$1,945,632

4 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

118

77 $3,107,448

$26,334

5 † Benchmark,1991, by Alydar

91

488

80

$1,774,315

5 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

21

18

$549,482

$26,166

6 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 109

596

81

$1,764,461

6 Fullbridled, 2001, by Unbridled’s Song

12

13

$297,449

$24,787

7 Decarchy,1997, by Distant View

85

418

63

$1,756,479

7 Bedford Falls, 2003, by Forestry

14

14

$346,946

$24,782

8 * Bertrando,1989, by Skywalker

86

438

65

$1,721,635

8 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

44

31 $1,061,951

$24,135

9 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

82

478

72

$1,462,780

179 155 $4,048,160

$22,615

10 Good Journey,1996, by Nureyev

68

357

58

$1,447,540

$21,989

11 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

76

459

69

$1,445,499

12 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 58

319

36

$1,128,731

13 Old Topper,1995, by Gilded Time

70

402

53

$1,083,495

14 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

79

397

62

$1,081,919

15 Vronsky,1999, by Danzig

44

210

31

$1,061,951

16 Swiss Yodeler,1994, by Eastern Echo

83

493

78

$1,026,175

17 Stormin Fever,1994, by Storm Cat

73

348

43

$956,200

18 * Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie

39

197

31

$835,249

19 * In Excess (IRE),1987, by Siberian Express

47

246

40

$788,287

20 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

43

171

27

$759,368

9 * Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat 10 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

12

8

$263,868

11 Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie

39

31

$835,249

$21,417

12 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev

68

58 $1,447,540

$21,287

13 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

85

63 $1,756,479

14 Idiot Proof, 2004, by Benchmark

13

9

$266,231

$20,479

15 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

19

14

$388,141

$20,428

16 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

31

19

$630,153

$20,328

17 * Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

86

65 $1,721,635

$20,019

18 # Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

99

75 $1,945,632

$19,653

19 Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West

15

20 † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

91

9

$20,664

$293,927

$19,595

21 Tizbud,1999, by Cee’s Tizzy

43

219

25

$687,302

80 $1,774,315

$19,498

22 • Redattore (BRZ),1995, by Roi Normand

51

319

36

$675,845

23 * Terrell, 2000, by Distorted Humor

48

317

49

$671,696

24 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

31

124

19

$630,153

25 Affirmative,1999, by Unbridled

33

180

17

$568,629

26 Rocky Bar,1998, by In Excess (IRE)

51

287

51

$556,834

2014 Leading TUrF sires in CaLiFOrnia (MiniMUM 50 sTarTs) Sire

Rnrs Strts Wnrs Wins

Earned

1 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

81 316

30

44 $2,164,848

27 * Salt Lake,1989, by Deputy Minister

40

209

38

$552,948

2 * Tribal Rule, 1996-14, by Storm Cat

67 134

18

21 $1,075,012

28 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

21

138

18

$549,482

15

29 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

36

164

26

$542,875

30 Globalize,1997, by Summer Squall

30

156

23

$510,190

31 * Beau Genius,1985, by Bold Ruckus

10

59

9

$486,048

32 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

16

70

14

$480,800

33 Sea of Secrets,1995, by Storm Cat

54

300

41

$471,122

34 Tannersmyman,1998, by Lord Carson

41

220

36

$428,537

35 McCann’s Mojave, 2000, by Memo (CHI)

38

181

29

$427,327

36 Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee’s Tizzy

31

108

16

$416,399

37 Comic Strip,1995, by Red Ransom

19

115

14

$388,141

3 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View 4 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev 5 † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

47 119 39 154 21

63

11 13 6

20 12

$940,095 $930,210 $561,998

6 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 33

87

9

11

$485,052

7 # Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

38

85

7

10

$410,748

8 * In Excess (IRE), 1987-13, by Siberian Express 15

43

4

8

$379,348

9 * Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

31

79

7

10

$360,882

10 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

24

58

5

7

$295,594

11 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

15

31

5

9

$283,632

38 • Skimming,1996, by Nureyev

38

191

30

$382,307

12 Affirmative, 1999, by Unbridled

22

54

4

4

$241,808

39 Sought After, 2000, by Seeking the Gold

24

125

11

$378,083

13 • Redattore (BRZ), 1995, by Roi Normand

29

75

5

9

$235,479

40 Surf Cat, 2002, by Sir Cat

31

165

21

$376,897

14 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

10

23

3

4

$224,688

41 Game Plan,1993, by Danzig

32

161

23

$362,651

15 * Terrell, 2000, by Distorted Humor

16

53

8

9

$223,213

42 Freespool,1996, by Geiger Counter

26

146

27

$354,497

16 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

10

26

3

5

$216,867

43 Bedford Falls, 2003, by Forestry

14

70

14

$346,946

17 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

11

24

3

3

$204,720

44 Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest40

165

11

$339,683

18 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

18

41

2

3

$202,266

45 Time to Get Even, 2004, by Stephen Got Even 19

109

25

$335,408

$192,922

46 Atticus,1992, by Nureyev

33

157

21

$328,568

$180,467

47 Perfect Mandate,1996, by Gone West

28

169

25

$325,186

19 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat 20 Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee’s Tizzy

19 9

47 17

7 4

7 6

The statistics shown here are compiled by The Jockey Club Information Systems (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 2013 but is standing in the state in 2014, a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2014 but will stand in the state in 2015. Freshman sires are highlighted in bold text. 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. Racing statistics through September 22, 2014.

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Leading California Sires Lists 2014 Leading sires in CaLiFOrnia by Median earnings per rUnner

2014 Leading sires in CaLiFOrnia by nUMber OF winners

(MiniMUM 10 rUnners) Races Rnrs Won

Sire

Earned

Median

1 Lone Star Special, 2005, by Malabar Gold

13

11

$173,237 $14,700

2 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

31

19

$630,153 $14,050

3 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

118

77 $3,107,448 $12,145

4 * Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie

39

31

$835,249 $11,760

5 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

16

14

$480,800 $11,525

6 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

21

18

$549,482 $11,375

7 Time to Get Even, 2004, by Stephen Got Even 19

25

$335,408 $11,265

8 Fullbridled, 2001, by Unbridled’s Song

12

13

$297,449 $11,233

9 Bedford Falls, 2003, by Forestry

14

14

$346,946 $10,885

10 Trapper, 2000, by Iron Cat

16

10

$199,539 $10,831

11 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

12

8

$263,868 $10,675

12 * Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

179 155 $4,048,160 $10,198

13 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

19

14

$388,141 $10,130

14 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway

58

36 $1,128,731

$9,686

15 Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

70

53 $1,083,495

$9,598

16 * Terrell, 2000, by Distorted Humor

48

49

$671,696

$9,543

17 • Memo (CHI), 1987, by Mocito Guapo (ARG)

14

18

$184,064

$9,429

18 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

76

69 $1,445,499

$9,391

19 Prime Timber, 1996, by Sultry Song

17

12

$213,642

$9,315

20 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

36

26

$542,875

$9,123

Sire

1 * Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

Rnrs

Earned

285 $4,117,263

Earned

179

95

155 $4,048,160

52

81 $1,764,461

3 † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

91

50

80 $1,774,315

4 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

118

49

77 $3,107,448

# Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

99

49

75 $1,945,632

6 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

82

44

72 $1,462,780

7 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

76

42

69 $1,445,499

Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo

83

42

78 $1,026,175

9 * Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

86

41

65 $1,721,635

10 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

85

38

63 $1,756,479

11 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

79

37

62 $1,081,919

12 Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

70

35

53 $1,083,495

13 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev

68

33

58 $1,447,540

14 Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

73

31

43

$956,200

15 * Terrell, 2000, by Distorted Humor

48

30

49

$671,696

16 Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (IRE)

51

28

51

$556,834

17 * In Excess (IRE), 1987, by Siberian Express

47

26

40

$788,287

18 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

62

24

40 $4,117,263

54

24

41

$471,122

20 • Redattore (BRZ), 1995, by Roi Normand

Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat

51

23

36

$675,845

21 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway

58

22

36 $1,128,731

44

22

31 $1,061,951

Earnings Start

$14,447

Sire

Rnrs

Srts

Races Won

Earned

1 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

62

179

867

155

$4,048,160

2 * Beau Genius, 1985, by Bold Ruckus

10

59

$486,048

$8,238

2 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 109

596

81

$1,764,461

3 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

16

70

$480,800

$6,869

3 † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

488

80

$1,774,315

4 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

118

5 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

1 * Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

91

600 $3,107,448

$5,179

4 Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo

83

493

78

$1,026,175

31

124

$5,082

5 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

118

600

77

$3,107,448

210 $1,061,951

6 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

44

7 Bedford Falls, 2003, by Forestry

14

8 * Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

179

70

$630,153 $346,946

867 $4,048,160

$5,057

6 # Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

99

558

75

$1,945,632

$4,956

7 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

82

478

72

$1,462,780

$4,669

8 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

76

459

69

$1,445,499

15

63

$293,927

$4,666

9 * Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

86

438

65

$1,721,635

10 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

43

171

$759,368

$4,441

10 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

85

418

63

$1,756,479

11 * Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie

39

197

$835,249

$4,240

11 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

79

397

62

$1,081,919

9 Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West

58

Srts

Races Won

2014 Leading sires in CaLiFOrnia by nUMber OF raCes wOn

(MiniMUM 50 sTarTs) Sire

Wnrs

2 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 109

Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

2014 Leading sires in CaLiFOrnia by average earnings per sTarT

Rnrs

12 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

85

418 $1,756,479

$4,202

12 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev

68

357

58

$1,447,540

13 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev

68

357 $1,447,540

$4,055

13 Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

70

402

53

$1,083,495

14 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

21

138

$549,482

$3,982

14 Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (IRE)

51

287

51

$556,834

15 * Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

86

438 $1,721,635

$3,931

15 * Terrell, 2000, by Distorted Humor

48

317

49

$671,696 $956,200

16 Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee’s Tizzy

31

108

$416,399

$3,856

16 Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

73

348

43

17 † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

91

488 $1,774,315

$3,636

17 Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat

54

300

41

$471,122

18 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 58

319 $1,128,731

$3,538

18 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

62

285

40

$4,117,263

19 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

99

558 $1,945,632

$3,487

47

246

40

$788,287

20 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

19

115

$3,375

40

209

38

$552,948

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Leading California Sires Lists

2014 Leading LiFeTiMe sires in CaLiFOrnia (50 Or MOre naMed FOaLs)

Stallion (Foreign Foaled), Year, Sire

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19

22 23 24 25 26 27 29 30 31

34 35 37 38 39 40

43 45 46 48 49 51

Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam * In Excess (IRE), 1987, by Siberian Express Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev * Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie * Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker * Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat † Birdonthewire, 1989, by Proud Birdie # Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled † One Man Army, 1994, by Roman Diplomat † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar * Beau Genius, 1985, by Bold Ruckus Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy Affirmative, 1999, by Unbridled Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway # Prime Timber, 1996, by Sultry Song * Olympio, 1988, by Naskra Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister Hold for Gold, 1995, by Red Ransom * Robannier, 1991, by Batonnier Atticus, 1992, by Nureyev Kelly Kip, 1994, by Kipper Kelly Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado High Brite, 1984, by Best Turn Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest Bartok (IRE), 1991, by Fairy King * Siberian Summer, 1989, by Siberian Express Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee’s Tizzy Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (IRE) Silic (FR), 1995, by Sillery Suances (GB), 1997, by Most Welcome (GB) Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike Crafty C. T., 1998, by Crafty Prospector Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat * Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West # Lightnin N Thunder, 2001, by Storm Cat Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig Iron Cat, 1995, by Storm Cat † Latin American, 1988, by Riverman Globalize, 1997, by Summer Squall * Thisnearlywasmine, 1994, by Capote Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

Crops

5 14 5 19 7 9 5 18 9 17 6 9 13 19 12 6 8 7 6 3 9 19 6 12 15 14 11 7 22 13 4 11 13 3 11 7 10 7 2 5 7 13 8 12 2 15 13 17 10 10 12 2

Avg Named Size Foals

30 48 12 52 20 50 16 59 61 16 57 9 54 39 60 73 61 21 14 36 25 28 45 11 7 32 10 11 43 56 30 19 32 18 46 17 18 17 57 25 41 22 23 38 31 29 11 18 17 8 27 40

151 668 59 994 137 447 81 1063 553 268 341 83 706 749 716 437 486 150 86 107 227 527 271 135 107 452 112 79 936 734 120 205 416 54 510 11 179 116 113 125 288 291 181 456 61 429 148 313 168 78 318 80

Runners

Winners

2YO Winners

Stakes Winners

Graded Stakes Winners

Progeny Earnings

AEI

Comp Index

89-59% 488-73% 21-36% 740-74% 76-55% 110-25% 55-68% 803-76% 412-75% 192-72% 267-78% 52-63% 536-76% 616-82% 520-73% 193-44% 361-74% 99-66% 56-65% 74-69% 183-81% 407-77% 216-80% 105-78% 69-64% 336-74% 88-79% 57-72% 733-78% 565-77% 77-64% 159-78% 310-75% 35-65% 409-80% 88-75% 126-70% 63-54% 45-40% 51-41% 208-72% 195-67% 132-73% 376-82% 24-39% 319-74% 113-76% 212-68% 118-70% 50-64% 231-73% 42-53%

59-39% 349-52% 19-32% 558-56% 48-35% 72-16% 38-47% 557-52% 291-53% 138-51% 195-57% 35-42% 412-58% 465-62% 363-51% 140-32% 267-55% 60-40% 32-37% 47-44% 147-65% 299-57% 155-57% 75-56% 40-37% 208-46% 74-66% 43-54% 594-63% 406-55% 34-28% 102-50% 217-52% 19-35% 317-62% 73-62% 77-43% 37-32% 24-21% 41-33% 145-50% 143-49% 89-49% 275-60% 12-20% 252-59% 93-63% 137-44% 85-51% 37-47% 167-53% 22-28%

25-17% 44- 7% 0- 0% 117-12% 7- 5% 10- 2% 9-11% 123-12% 101-18% 39-15% 52-15% 3- 4% 107-15% 138-18% 113-16% 37- 8% 87-18% 9- 6% 5- 6% 18-17% 29-13% 61-12% 37-14% 16-12% 8- 7% 40- 9% 16-14% 15-19% 145-15% 163-22% 13-11% 27-13% 28- 7% 8-15% 109-21% 25-21% 12- 7% 4- 3% 15-13% 9- 7% 35-12% 46-16% 28-15% 76-17% 8-13% 57-13% 8- 5% 28- 9% 32-19% 5- 6% 37-12% 10-13%

5- 3% 45- 7% 2- 3% 63- 6% 5- 4% 9- 2% 3- 4% 60- 6% 38- 7% 10- 4% 7- 2% 4- 5% 41- 6% 41- 5% 31- 4% 8- 2% 22- 5% 6- 4% 2- 2% 5- 5% 5- 2% 30- 6% 15- 6% 4- 3% 3- 3% 14- 3% 2- 2% 3- 4% 46- 5% 29- 4% 2- 2% 7- 3% 14- 3% 1- 2% 23- 5% 17-14% 3- 2% 1- 1% 3- 3% 3- 2% 8- 3% 15- 5% 8- 4% 21- 5% 0- 0% 24- 6% 6- 4% 6- 2% 5- 3% 0- 0% 12- 4% 2- 3%

1- 1% 11- 2% 1- 2% 11- 1% 1- 1% 4- 1% 0- 0% 15- 1% 5- 1% 1- 0% 3- 1% 1- 1% 10- 1% 6- 1% 12- 2% 2- 0% 6- 1% 1- 1% 0- 0% 1- 1% 3- 1% 4- 1% 2- 1% 0- 0% 0- 0% 5- 1% 1- 1% 1- 1% 9- 1% 2- 0% 1- 1% 0- 0% 4- 1% 0- 0% 0- 0% 1- 1% 1- 1% 0- 0% 0- 0% 1- 1% 0- 0% 0- 0% 0- 0% 3- 1% 0- 0% 2- 0% 0- 0% 2- 1% 0- 0% 0- 0% 1- 0% 0- 0%

$7,670,476 $44,534,097 $1,540,777 $45,875,547 $4,552,197 $6,153,557 $2,559,600 $47,136,011 $23,669,123 $12,264,675 $14,157,473 $2,721,176 $31,730,781 $35,267,197 $28,254,078 $9,890,255 $17,166,953 $4,265,266 $2,276,580 $3,025,438 $9,894,375 $19,146,426 $10,338,896 $5,563,055 $3,017,965 $14,349,889 $4,459,823 $2,935,222 $36,390,341 $26,898,028 $2,500,461 $6,681,261 $13,129,585 $898,592 $19,015,481 $4,005,793 $7,520,940 $2,402,671 $1,004,659 $2,593,048 $7,881,831 $8,063,015 $5,303,972 $18,107,368 $560,164 $13,573,642 $4,096,374 $6,623,239 $4,553,827 $1,761,971 $8,351,685 $940,824

2.19 2.09 1.79 1.56 1.52 1.45 1.38 1.34 1.34 1.29 1.28 1.25 1.24 1.18 1.17 1.16 1.14 1.14 1.11 1.11 1.11 1.09 1.08 1.07 1.06 1.05 1.04 1.04 1.02 1.01 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.99 0.96 0.96 0.95 0.94 0.93 0.90 0.90 0.90 0.88 0.88 0.86 0.85 0.85 0.84 0.82 0.80 0.79 0.79

1.25 1.26 1.33 1.38 1.12 1.01 1.37 1.50 1.14 1.35 1.55 0.95 1.13 1.14 1.39 1.29 1.28 0.91 0.77 1.46 1.24 1.28 0.97 1.12 1.01 1.43 1.01 0.94 1.16 1.07 0.81 0.86 0.88 1.26 0.86 0.89 0.92 1.12 1.28 1.03 1.04 0.83 1.10 1.08 1.26 0.80 0.96 1.09 0.78 0.70 1.16 1.06

These statistics are for active California-based sires with a minimum of 50 foals of racing age, ranked here by their lifetime Average Earnings Index (AEI.) The statistics shown here are compiled by The Jockey Club Information Systems (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 2013 but is standing in the state in 2014, a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2014 but will stand in the state in 2015. Freshman sires are highlighted in bold text. In all cases, a sire will remain in the rankings until the year after his last California foals are 2-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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Stakes & Sales Dates 2014

REGIONAL RAcE mEEtINGs Santa Anita Park, Arcadia

2014 Sept. 26-Nov. 2

Fresno Fair, Fresno

Oct. 1-13

Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley

ANd EARLY REGIONAL sALE dAtEs

2015

Oct. 16-Dec. 21

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar

Nov. 5-Dec. 3

Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos

Dec. 4-21

OctOBER 7 Barretts Sales & Racing October Yearling Sale (NomiNatioNs closed april 18)

California-Bred/California-Sired Stakes Races October – November 2014

FRESNO Sunday, October 5 $100,000 Harris Farms Stakes Tree-Year-Olds & Up / 6 Furlongs

SANTA ANITA Saturday, October 11 $100,000 California Distaf Handicap Tree-Year-Olds & Up, F & M About 6 1/2 Furlongs (Turf)

DEL MAR THOROUGHBRED CLUB

Sunday, November 23 $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes Tree-Year-Olds & Up 7 Furlongs

Saturday, October 18

Friday, October 31 $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies Two-Year-Old Fillies / 7 Furlongs

Saturday, November 1 $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Stakes Two-Year-Old Fillies / 7 Furlongs

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JANUARY 26 Barretts Sales & Racing January Mixed Sale (earlY eNtries close oct. 31, reGUlar eNtries close NoV. 7, sUpplemeNtal eNtries close JaN. 12, 2015)

Sunday, November 9 $100,000 Betty Grable Stakes Tree-Year-Olds & Up, F & M 7 Furlongs

$100,000 California Flag Handicap Tree-Year-Olds & Up About 6 1/2 Furlongs (Turf)

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OctOBER/NOVEmBER 2014 REGIONAL stAKEs RAcEs

OctOBER

Date 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 11 11 12 12 13 18 18 25 25 26 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31

NOVEmBER

Date 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 7 8 8 9 15 15 16 22 23 27 28 29 29 29 29 30 30 30

Track SA SA SA SA SA SA Fno sA Fno SA Fno SA sA GGF SA GGF SA SA SA SA SA SA sA SA SA Track SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA sA SA SA SA Dmr Dmr GGF dmr Dmr GGF Dmr Dmr dmr Dmr Dmr Dmr Dmr Dmr GGF Dmr Dmr GGF

BOLD FACE: cal-Bred/cal-sired races

Stakes (Grade)

Conditions

Distance

Added Value

City of Hope Mile (Gr. II) L.A. Woman Stakes (Gr. III) Santa Anita Sprint Championship (Gr. I) Swingtime Stakes Surfer Girl Stakes Zuma Beach Stakes Harris Farms stakes california distaff Handicap Harvest Stakes Anoakia Stakes The Bulldog Handicap Speakeasy Stakes california Flag Handicap Miss America Stakes Autumn Miss Stakes (Gr. III) Pike Place Dancer Stakes Lure Stakes Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (Gr. I) Breeders’ Cup Distaff (Gr. I) Breeders’ Jup Juvenile Fillies Turf (Gr. I) Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (Gr. I) Damascus Stakes Golden state Juvenile Fillies Marathon (Gr. II) Twilight Derby (Gr. II)

3-y-o & up 3-y-o & up, f. & m. 3-y-o & up 3-y-o & up, f. & m. 2-y-o f. 2-y-o 3-y-o & up, cal-Bred/cal-sired 3-y-o & up, f. & m. cal-Bred/cal-sired 3-y-o & up, f. & m. 2-y-o f. 3-y-o & up 2-y-o 3-y-o & up, cal-Bred/cal-sired 3-y-o & up, f. & m. 3-y-o f. 2-y-o f. 3-y-o & up 3-y-o & up 3-y-o & up, f. & m. 2-y-o f. 2-y-o 3-y-o & up 2-y-o f, cal-Bred/cal-sired 3-y-o & up 3-y-o

1 m. (T) 6 1/2 f. 6 f. 1 m. (T) 1 m. (T) 1 m. (T) 6 f. abt. 6 1/2 f. (t) 6 f. 6 f. 1 1/8 m. 6 f. abt. 6 1/2 f. (t) 1 1/16 m. (T) 1 m. (T) 1 m. (T) 1 m. (T) 1 m. 1 1/8 m. 1 m. (T) 1 m. (T) 7 f. 7 f. 1 3/4 m. 1 1/8 m. (T)

$200,000 $100,000 $300,000 $75,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $50,000 $75,000 $75,000 $100,000 $100,000 $50,000 $100,000 $75,000 $75,000 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $100,000 $200,000 $200,000 $200,000

Stakes (Grade)

Conditions

Distance

Added Value

Breeders’ Cup Classic (Gr. I) Breeders’ Cup Turf (Gr. I) Breeders’ Cup Mile (Gr. I) Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Gr. I) Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Gr. I) Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Gr. I) XpressBet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (Gr. I) Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (Gr. I) Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (Gr. I) Golden state Juvenile stakes Sen. Ken Maddy Stakes (Gr. III) Juvenile Turf Sprint Stakes Goldikova Stakes (Gr. II) Kathryn Crosby Stakes Let It Ride Stakes Golden Nugget Stakes Betty Grable stakes Bob Hope Stakes (Gr. III) Oakland Stakes Desi Arnaz Stakes Red Carpet Handicap (Gr. III) cary Grant stakes Hollywood Turf Cup (Gr. II) Seabiscuit Handicap (Gr. II) Jimmy Durante Stakes (Gr. III) Native Diver Handicap (Gr. III) Hollywood Derby (Gr. I) Golden Gate Debutante Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (Gr. III) Matriarch Stakes (Gr. I) Berkeley Handicap (Gr. III)

3-y-o & up 3-y-o & up 3-y-o & up 2-y-o 3-y-o & up, f. & m. 2-y-o f. 3-y-o & up 3-y-o & up 3-y-o & up, f. & m. 2-y-o, cal-Bred/cal-sired 3-y-o & up, f. & m. 2-y-o 3-y-o & up, f. & m. 3-y-o & up, f. & m. 3-y-o 2-y-o 3-y-o & up, f. & m. cal-Bred/cal-sired 2-y-o 3-y-o & up 2-y-o f. 3-y-o & up, f. & m. 3-y-o & up, cal-Bred/cal-sired 3-y-o & up 3-y-o & up 2-y-o f. 3-y-o & up 3-y-o 2-y-o f. 2-y-o 3-y-o & up, f. & m. 3-y-o & up

1 1/4 m. 1 1/2 m. (T) 1 m. (T) 1 1/16 m. 1 1/4 m. (T) 1 1/16 m. 6 f. abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) 7 f. 7 f. abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) 1 m. (T) 1 m. (T) 1 m. (T) 6 f. 7 f. 7 f. 6 f. 7 f. 1 3/8 m. (T) 7 f. 1 1/2 m. (T) 1 1/16 m. (T) 1 m. (T) 1 1/8 m. 1 1/8 m. (T) 6 f. 1 m. (T) 1 m. (T) 1 1/16 m.

$5,000,000 $3,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,500,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $200,000 $100,000 $100,000 $200,000 $75,000 $75,000 $50,000 $100,000 $100,000 $50,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $250,000 $250,000 $150,000 $200,000 $300,000 $50,000 $150,000 $300,000 $100,000

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Advertising Index NOTE: Inside Back Cover, IBC; Outside Back Cover, OBC; Inside Front Cover, IFC This index is provided as a service. The publisher does not assume liability for errors or ommissions. (Bold figures indicate a page that features a stallion)

ADVERTISERS Backyard Race Horse ................................................... 63

Harris Farms-Smiling Tiger ........................................ IBC

Ballena Vista Farm*OBC .............................................. 32

IRT Transportation ....................................................... 20

Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms,LP .............................. 33

Laurel Fowler Insurance Broker Inc. ........................... 63

Cal-Bred Maiden Bonus Program ............................... 13

Legacy Ranch ............................................................... 37

Cardiff, Suzanne, Pedigree Research ......................... 63

Los Laureles Training and Equine Therapy ................ 63

Cole Ranch ................................................................... 62

Lovacres Ranch ............................................................. 38

CTBA 2015 Stallion Directory ...................................... 55 CTBA Christmas Gift Subscription ............................. 25 CTBA Membership ...................................................... 30 CTBA Website .............................................................. 49 Daehling Ranch ...................................................... 62, 34 Dickson Podley Realtors (Jeannie Garr Roddy) ......... 63 E.A. Ranches ................................................................ 35 Farm Spotlight Index Page ......................................... 31

Madera Thoroughbreds .............................................. 39 Magali Farms ................................................................ 40 Milky Way Farm ............................................................ 41 NTRA /John Deere ........................................................ 7 Old English Rancho ..................................................... 42 Paradise Road Ranch ................................................... 43 Rancho San Miguel ...................................................... 44

Farm Spotlight Map .................................................... 48

Robins Ranches-Nor Cal Horse Property Specialist .... 62

Foal to Yearling Halters-Lillian Nichols ...................... 63

The Jockey Club Information Systems,Inc. .................. 9

Fruitful Acres Farm ........................................................ 5

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC ......................... 3, 45

Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services ..................... 63

Victory Rose West Coast Racing Colors/June Gee ...... 62

Golden State Stakes Series ......................................... 17

Woodbridge Farm ....................................................... 47

Harris Farms ................................................. IFC, IBC, 36

www.horselawyers.com ................................................ 63

STALLIONS Desert Code ............................................................... IFC

Lucky Pulpit ................................................................ IFC

Eddington ....................................................... OBC

Ministers Wild Cat ......................................................... 3

Heatseeker (Ire) .......................................................... IFC

Old Topper ..................................................................... 3

Hidden Blessing ............................................................. 5

Smiling Tiger .............................................. IBC, IFC

James Street .................................................................. 5

Sway Away .................................................................... 51

Kafwain ........................................................................... 3

Tizbud ......................................................................... IFC

Lightnin N Thunder ....................................................... 5

Unusual Heat .............................................................. IFC

Lucky J. H. .................................................................. IFC

Wolfcamp ....................................................................... 5

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