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From the EXECUTIVE CORNER DOUG BURGE CTBA PRESIDENT

Growing a Demand for Cal-breds

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he CTBA sets many objectives each year but the primary focus for 2014 was to grow the production of foals, both in quality and quantity, and further increase the demand for California-breds. With all the lucrative enhancements made over the past few years to the Cal-bred incentive and racing programs, the probability for fnancial success has increased greatly. We are certain there is ample evidence that these goals are being achieved after reviewing both the live foal crop statistics and the commercial, as well as private, sales of California-breds. Tere is more investment in breeding in the state and locally bred horses are bringing a premium at sales across the country. As featured in this column last month, per Te Jockey Club, the 2014 California foal crop is expected to increase at least 3% over the previous year’s. Now passing Florida as the second-largest foal-producing

state, California was one of only fve states that reported growth compared to 2013. Te quality of horses produced has also signifcantly improved, as evidenced not only by the number of graded stakes horses produced locally, but also by the larger percentage of Cal-breds that are flling the entry boxes at California racetracks. Restricted Cal-bred races continue to fll at an extremely high rate while at the same time many open races—both in the North and South—are dominated by Cal-breds. Tere are plenty of reasons to believe this trend will continue. In regard to our second objective, to increase demand at commercial and private sales, there have been numerous positive results this year. As you can see from the table below, California-bred/sired yearlings and 2-year-olds sold very well at public auctions across the country. While this table lists only six-fgure horses sold

at public auction, many Cal-breds yielded prices well above the stud fees and costs associated with them, giving their breeders a proftable return. Te 2-year-olds in training and yearling sales held in state reported very favorable results, as Cal-bred prices rose considerably in both the North and South. At the Northern California Yearling Sale in August, hosted by CTBA, the average soared over 100% while the median price rose 25% as compared to 2013. In fact, eight of the top-10 selling yearlings were California-breds. In Southern California, at the Barretts October Yearling Sale, the average and median prices rose 15% over 2013. Te $175,000 sales-topping Unusual Heat Cal-bred flly was the highest-priced yearling sold in the state this year. Tere is no doubt that the lucrative state-bred opportunities are the principal reasons driving these successes.

SIX-FIGURE CALIFORNIA-BRED/SIRED SALES IN 2014 (Yearlings & 2-year-olds) $560,000

Benchmark - Mo Chuisle, Free House

Keeneland September Yearling

Hip 90

$260,000

Street Boss - Hotlantic, Stormy Atlantic

Barretts May 2-Year-Olds

Hip 90

$220,000

Artie Schiller - Sookloozy, Avenue of Flags

Ocala Breeders Sales June 2-Year-Olds

Hip 148

$175,000

Unusual Heat - Hotlantic, Stormy Atlantic

Barretts October Yearling

Hip 93

$150,000

Lucky Pulpit - Treed Cat, Tale of the Cat

Barretts May 2-Year-Olds

Hip 31

$145,000

Tribal Rule - Gambler’s Justice, Lit de Justice

Barretts May 2-Year-Olds

Hip 82

$130,000

Desert Code - Lujien Lujien, Cozzene

Barretts March Select 2-Year-Olds

Hip 58

$125,000

Dixie Chatter - Never to Excess, In Excess (IRE)

Barretts March Select 2-Year-Olds

Hip 25

$110,000

Papa Clem - Bold Roberta, Bold Badgett

Barretts May 2-Year-Olds

Hip 51

$105,000

The Pamplemousse - Hurricane Alert, Storm Cat

Barretts March Select 2-Year-Olds

Hip 135

$100,000

Belong to Me - Miss Beekman Place, Yes It’s True

Barretts October Yearling

Hip 144

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NOVEMBER 2014 VOLUME 140 / NO. 11 626.445.7800 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

18 LOVACRES RANCH

26 Jeff Blea

Room to Grow

OFFICERS CHAIRPERSON DONALD J. VALPREDO VICE CHAIRPERSON HARRIS DAVID AUERBACH PRESIDENT DOUG BURGE TREASURER TIM COHEN

32 Cal-bred Stakes Winners at Santa Anita

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

38 Te Big Fresno Fair Stakes Races

EX OFFICIO E. W. (BUD) JOHNSTON

40 Barretts Yearling Sale Results

A D M I N I S T R AT I V E S TA F F CONTROLLER JASON SELLNOW

44 Arcadia Walk of Champions

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 58 Lists of Leading Sires in California

Starting Gate Training Methods

72 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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66 Stakes/Sales Calendar

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ART DIRECTOR BRIAN TURNER

50 Laminitis, Part 2

48 Winners

70 Classified Advertising

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46 CTBA Member Profile: Cliff DeLima

12 CTBA News

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DEPARTMENTS

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Terry Lovingier is raising stakes winners like Willa B Awesome and My Fiona at his Lovacres Ranch in Warner Springs, Calif. PHOTO BY RON MESAROS


NewsBits Historic Golden eaGle Farm closes its doors

ANNe M. eBeRHARDT

Stormin’ Fever

Te charismatic California-bred gelding Best Pal, Betty Mabee’s favorite horse, was bred at Golden Eagle and is buried on the property. Te 1988 son of Habitony—Ubetshedied, by King Pellinore, was California-bred Horse of the Year from 1990-92 and was inducted into the national Hall of Fame in 2010. He earned $5,668,245 while winning such races as the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), Hollywood

Cal-breds Carry On California-breds waved the flag throughout their home state and in Canada during October. Alert Bay has dominated British Columbia, Canada, most recently capturing the $89,300 BC Premier’s Handicap (Can-III) Oct. 13 over 13⁄8 miles at Hastings Race Course. That gave the 3-year-old son of City Zip—Hickory, by Dushyantor, local Horse

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■ Bluegrass Cat Comes to California

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Bluegrass Cat, a grade I winner of $1,761,280, will stand at Donald and Karen Cohn’s Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona, Calif., for the 2015 breeding season. Ballena Vista announced the relocation in conjunction with WinStar Farm, the stallion’s owner-breeder. With first-crop earnings of $1.4 million in 2010, Bluegrass Cat ranked second among North America’s freshman sires. He was the number two second-crop sire of 2011, with more than $3.4 million in earnings. He followed that with progeny earnings of more than $4.7 million in 2012 and more than $5.4 million in 2013.

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Gold Cup (gr. I), and the inaugural $1 million Pacifc Classic. Te Mabees also raced such other major runners as General Challenge, Dramatic Gold, Excellent Meeting, and Event of the Year. John Mabee long served as president and chairman of the board of Del Mar, and upon his death in 2002, Betty Mabee served on the Del Mar board. John also served as a director of the California Toroughbred Breeders Association. After Betty Mabee died in 2010, their son, Larry, took over the reins of Golden Eagle before he died in 2012. Tough Golden Eagle has reduced its holdings over the years, a third generation, Larry’s son, John R. Mabee, has raced such horses as 2014 Tiznow Stakes winner Storm Fighter, a son of Stormin Fever bred by Larry. Stormin Fever’s other foals include millionaire Fusaichi Auster; grade I winners Check the Label, Sweet Talker, and Tarlow; and Canadian Horse of the Year Biofuel. “Although we are saddened by the closing of Golden Eagle Farm as a boarding and breeding facility, we are pleased to continue owning this great stallion,” said Janine McCullough, Golden Eagle’s racing manager. “He is in super health, very fertile, and continues to produce, making him a great value to the California breeding program. It was important to us to fnd a quality facility with people we trust. We have great respect for Tim Cohen and his staf at Rancho Temescal and look forward to a successful 2015 breeding season.”

of the Year honors. Thomas Newton Bell and Ross John McLeon bred Alert Bay, who is owned by Peter Redekop. In Northern California, Luscious Lonna went wire to wire in taking the $65,480 Miss America Stakes at 11⁄16 miles on the Golden Gate Fields turf Oct. 18 for owners Jon Harris, Bonnie Marshall, and Nicholas Sloan. Nick Alexander bred the 6-year-old

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The stallion’s five stakes winners in 2014 include W. L. Proctor Memorial winner Story to Tell. He has sired six graded winners, 22 stakes winners, and 55 stakes horses. Winner of the 2006 Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I), Bluegrass Cat also won the 2005 Remsen Stakes (gr. II) and Nashua Stakes (gr. III) and the 2006 Sam F. Davis Stakes. He finished second to Barbaro in the 2006 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and also ran second in that year’s Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and Travers Stakes (gr. I), retiring to stud at WinStar Farm in 2007. Now 11, Bluegrass Cat is by Storm Cat—She’s a Winner, by A. P. Indy. His dam is a full sister to WinStar’s Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver. Bluegrass Cat will complete his Southern Hemisphere season at stud and be available at Ballena Vista later this year. His 2015 fee will be initially set at $6,500, payable when the foal stands and nurses.

daughter of Benchmark—Striking Point, by Thunder Gulch. The next day at Santa Anita, Red Outlaw kept his record perfect in the $93,250 Uniformity Stakes at about 61⁄2 furlongs on the turf. Blinkers On Racing Stable owns the 3-year-old son of Tribal Rule—Anachristina, by Slewpy, in partnership. Marsha Naify’s Liberty Road Stables bred the gelding.

Red Outlaw

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Golden Eagle Farm in Ramona, Calif., owned for decades by John and Betty Mabee and after their deaths by their son, Larry, closed Oct. 31. Te stallion Stormin Fever, owned by Golden Eagle, is moving to Rancho Temescal in Piru, Calif. Te Mabees led both California and the nation as breeders, winning Eclipse Awards in 1991 and 1997-98. Tough they also bred in Kentucky, the nucleus of their operation was Golden Eagle, and they raced their horses in the name of Golden Eagle Farm.

STALLION


THIS MONTH IN

SIRES OF STAKES WINNERS NAMED FOALS OF RACING AGE

SWs

In ExcEss [IrE] (1987)†

1046

64

BErtrando (1989)†

1136

60

UnUsUal HEat (1990)

676

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BEncHmark (1991) †

742

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trIBal rUlE (1996) †

590

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stormIn FEvEr (1994)

757

31

olympIo (1988) †

547

30

swIss yodElEr (1994)

760

29

GamE plan (1993)

437

24

old toppEr (1995)

527

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kaFwaIn (2000)

530

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sEa oF sEcrEts (1995)

476

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rocky Bar (1998)

125

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mInIstErs wIld cat (2000)

284

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wEstErn FamE † (1992)

310

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attIcUs (1992)

468

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sIBErIan sUmmEr † (1989)

427

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comIc strIp (1995)

327

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BIrdontHEwIrE † (1989)

292

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dEcarcHy (1997)

333

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† 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

QUALIFYING CLAIMING LEVELS The following claiming levels for California owners premiums and stallion currently in effect:

10 YEARS AGO A mother and daughter broodmare team produced two winners of California-bred stakes at Hollywood Park the weekend of Nov. 13-14, 2004. First, AnziyAn ROyALty won the $89,200 On Trust Handicap, and the next day ROyALLy ChOSen captured the $88,500 Cat’s Cradle Handicap. Both races were contested at 7 1/2 furlongs on the main track. Anziyan Royalty was out of Shy Solano, while Royally Chosen was out of Her Royalty, also the dam of Shy Solano. Nick Cafarchia bred and owned Anziyan Royalty, a 4-year-old colt by Anziyan, and Craig Dollase trained him. Bruce Headley bred 6-year-old Royally Chosen, a daughter of In Excess, with Old English Rancho and trained her for Old English’s E. W. (Bud) Johnston, Peter Abruzzo, Tony Zehenni, and partners.

25 YEARS AGO In winning the Nov. 12, 1989, Yellow Ribbon Stakes, BROwn BeSS clinched the California-bred Horse of the Year title and staked a claim to an Eclipse Award as the nation’s champion turf female, which she ultimately won. She vanquished the Yellow Ribbon competition completely by touring the 1 1/4 miles on the turf in a stakes-record 1:57 3/5. That time was just a fifth off Cal-bred Double Discount’s world and course record. Jack Kaenel piloted Brown Bess once again for owner-breed-

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CURRENT CALIFORNIA

HISTORY

Brown Bess winning the yellow Ribbon Stakes in 1989 er Suzanne Pashayan and trainer Chuck Jenda. The 7-year-old favorite of crowds throughout the state was by Petrone—Chickadee, by Windy Sands, and ultimately earned $1,300,920.

50 YEARS AGO California-bred BiggS got to the lead down the backstretch of the Bay Meadows Handicap Nov. 28, 1964, for the first stakes victory of his career. Leonard Dorfman trained the 4-yearold son of Domingo—Blessed Art, by Artillery, for owner E. F. Gould, and Bill Harmatz piloted him. The hard-knocking gelding would go on to start 72 times, winning 18 races, including the San Luis Rey Handicap and San Marcos Handicap at age 8, for earnings of $305,797. THe BLooD-HoRSe LIBRARy

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Biggs winning the 1968 San Luis Rey handicap

First Winner for Mesa Tunder Aloha Ke Akua became the first winner Oct. 9 for the stallion Mesa Thunder, who stands at the Paradise Road Ranch in Lathrop, Calif., as the property of Deborah Ann Gourman. Bred and owned by Fran and Stan Hodge, Aloha Ke Akua won a 5 1/2-furlong race at The Big Fresno Fair. As the second choice, the 2-year-old filly scored by 5 1/2 lengths in the $12,500 maiden-claiming event. Victor Trujillo trains Aloha Ke Akua, and Russell Baze rode her in the race. She is out of the Flying Paster mare Brilliant Sunlight. Mesa Thunder is a 7-year-old son of Sky Mesa—Citiview, by Citidancer. He stood for $1,000 in 2014.

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS / $20,000 SANTA ANITA / $40,000 DEL MAR / $40,000

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CORReCtiOn Empire Way, who stands at Terry Lovingier’s Lovacres Ranch in Warner Springs, Calif., is a full brother to champion Royal Delta. He was listed incorrectly as a half brother in the Lovacres page of the West Coast Thoroughbred Farms section of the October issue of California Thoroughbred.


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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Those in attendance included Congressman Jim Costa, representatives from Sen. Tom Berryhill and Sen. Andy Vidak’s offices, Fresno County Supervisor Henry Perea, Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, Fresno Councilman Sal Quintero, Sanger Mayor Josh Mitchell, and Chris Korby, executive director of the California Authority of Racing Fairs (CARF). Greg Allan of Harris Farms accepted the Premier Breeder Award on behalf of John Harris. Presented by Korby, CARF honored what Harris has done for the racing community and his dedication to the horse racing industry, California Chrome, and The Big Fresno Fair.

California Chrome, who grew up in the state’s Central Valley at John Harris’ Harris Farms in Coalinga, Calif., was honored Oct. 11 at The Big Fresno Fair. The colt’s owner-breeders, Perry and Denise Martin and Steve and Carolyn Coburn, received several proclamations in front of racegoers at the fair. “We are excited to be able to honor the only Valley-bred and -fed horse to win the first two legs of the Triple Crown,” said John C. Alkire, CEO of The Big Fresno Fair. “California Chrome has done so much for the sport of horse racing, drawing in new fans with his story of perseverance and beating the odds.”

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AMAZOMBIE TO OLD FRIENDS

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California-bred champion and millionaire Amazombie has joined Game On Dude and a host of other top Thoroughbred retirees at Old Friends in Georgetown, Ky. Amazombie spent his early retirement at Judd Morse’s ranch in San Jacinto, Calif., but when Morse decided to move to Oklahoma, Old Friends invited the gelding to Kentucky.

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“Michael Blowen at Old Friends has always been a fan of Amazombie,” said Bill Spawr, who trained Amazombie and owned him with Tom Sanford. The popular Amazombie won the Eclipse Award as the nation’s champion sprinter in 2011, the year he captured the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Churchill Downs. He was also voted champion California-bred sprinter in 2011 and 2012. Gregg Anderson bred the

son of Northern Afleet—Wilshe Amaze, by In Excess, and Morse broke Amazombie, giving him his first lessons. Spawr bought Amazombie after Anderson’s death. Over four seasons, Amazombie won 12 of 29 races and earned $1,920,378. In addition to the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, he won the Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I), Ancient Title Stakes (gr. I), Sunshine Millions Sprint Stakes, Tiznow Stakes, and two editions of the Potrero Grande Stakes (gr. II).

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BIG FRESNO FAIR HONORS CALIFORNIA CHROME

As the 2015 breeding season approaches and the year’s California Stallion Directory becomes available, several stallions will be new to California since last year’s directory. Unusual heatwave will stand his first season at Tom and Debi Stull’s Tommy Town Thoroughbreds in Santa Ynez. A 5-year-old son of Unusual Heat—Miss Alphie, by Candi’s Gold, Unusual Heatwave won four of 20 starts, including the Snow Chief Stakes, Real Good Deal Stakes, and Crystal Water Stakes, and earned $488,752. Teresa McWilliams bred and raced the horse, and Alexis Barba trained him. Tommy Town will also stand millionaire Boisterous for his first season at stud. A son of Distorted Humor—Emanating, by Cox¹s Ridge, Boisterous won such graded events as the Man o¹ War Stakes (gr. IT), Monmouth Stakes (gr. IIT), and two runnings of the Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIT). Unusual heatwave Rancho San Miguel near Paso Robles is adding northern Causeway (Giant’s Causeway—Getaway Girl, by Silver Deputy) and Typhoon Slew (Stormy Atlantic—Hepatica, by Slewpy). Northern Causeway earned $265,367 in winning five of 30 starts, including the British Columbia Derby (Can-III). Typhoon Slew, in just four starts, finished third in the With Anticipation Stakes (gr. III) at Saratoga. Stormberg has retired to stud at Boisterous NexStar Ranch in Temecula. An earner of $108,865 while racing in Southern California, New York, and Florida, he is by Storm Cat out of champion Serena’s Song, a daughter of Rahy who spent much of her illustrious career in California. E. A. Ranches in Ramona will stand Maybry’s Boy, formerly a New York stallion. Winner of the Spectacular Bid Stakes (gr. II), Maybry’s Boy has sired such runners as multiple stakes winner Sportswriter, an earner of $361,033. He is by Broad Brush—Aly’s Conquest, by Alydar. Two sons of El Prado, James Street and wolf Camp, are standing at Fruitful Acres in Aguanga. A son of the Unbridled mare Alleynedale, James Street won the Autumn Stakes (Can-II), Seagram Cup Stakes (Can-III), and Durham Cup Stakes (Can-III) while banking $637,723. Stakes-placed Wolfcamp, who is out of the Numerous mare Bauhauser, earned $189,148.

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CALIFORNIA ATTRACTS SEVERAL NEW STALLIONS


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Rancho San Miguel

NEW FOR 2015

A PEdigREE POWERhOusE

Northern Causeway

◆ By 3-Time Leading Sire Giant’s Causeway ◆ Out of a half-sister to Leading Sires City Zip and GhostZapper

Northern Causeway

Giant’s Causeway – Getaway Girl, by Silver Deputy 2015 Fee: $2,500

◆ northern Causeway is a Graded winner from a foundation family that produces Breeders’ Cup Classic and Kentucky Derby winners!

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2015 stallion roster Ranked in the Top Six Active Sires by 2014 Cal-Bred Earnings

MARINO MARINI Storm Cat – Halo America, by Waquoit/ $2,500 LF

• Outstanding 2014 season with SEvEN Stakes performers including SW MARINO’S WILD CAT ($157,410), 5 wins incl. $100,000 Harris Farm S. by 53⁄4 lengths, never off-the-board in nine starts, incl. $50,000 Jess Jackson Owners’ H.; SW MAHOGANY RUN, 3 wins by 151⁄4 combined lengths; etc. • Sire of 12% Stakes Horses, including 2013 star SWEET MARINI ($277,538), 1-2-3 in 4 of 5 starts as a 3YO incl. 1st $200,000 Fleet Treat S. by 43⁄4 lengths, 2nd $250,000 Melair S., 3rd Grade 3 Rancho Bernardo H.); STARLIGHT MAGIC ($334,900), $200,000 Fleet Treat S., etc.); SHUDACUDAWUDYA ($329,629); MONEY LOVER ($159,706); GREGOR; etc.

California’s #6 Active Sire by Average Earnings Index (AEI)

SOUTHERN IMAGE Halo’s Image – Pleasant Dixie, by Dixieland Band/ $2,500 LF

• First two California-sired crops are off to the races with SW BETTER BET ($261,620), on-the-board to CALIFORNIA CHROME 4-times, winner of the $200,000 Golden State Juvenile S. besting Grade 1 SW TAMARANDO; ABETS ABET, current 2YO 4th in $100,000 Cinderella S.; etc. • His frst crop, now matured to six, has average earnings over $76,100 and has produced 11% $100K+ earners, like Grade 1 SW SOUTHERN SPEED ($2.9 Million); G1-placed CALIBRACHOA ($666,040); 2014 SW WINNING IMAGE ($729,237), now with TEN wins in East Coast Stakes and 14 career wins by nearly 43 combined lengths; Hollywood Park SW & NTR winner SOUTHERN FIREBALL ($171,789); etc.

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Comic Strip / Onebadshark / Northern Causeway

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one of the leading thoroughbred Farms in California BoARdIng, BREEdIng & FoAlIng / SAlES PREP & REPRESEnTATIon / lAy-uPS & REhABIlITATIon no Booking Fees for 2015 Seasons / Stud Fees are payable oct. 1 of year bred

Home of California’s leading sires Record-Setting g1 Performing Multiple Stakes Winner

SLEW’S TIZNOW Tiznow – Hepatica, by Slewpy/ $2,500 LF • Won on dirt and synthetic, including Del Mar’s El Cajon S. at one mile by 3 lengths and Hollywood Park’s War Chant S. at 1 1/16 miles in a record 1:40.34. • Saratoga maiden winner and 2nd in Keeneland’s G1 Breeders’ Futurity at two. • In his fnal start, posted a 102 Beyer in Hollywood Park’s G2 Californian S. • Full brother to Multiple Graded stakes winner SLEW’S TIZZY and 3/4-brother to the dam of Group 1 Winner THE HANGMAN. • first crop yearlings sold for up to 14-times his fee.

Among California’s leading Third-Crop Sires

STORM WOLF Stormin Fever – Exclusive Rosette, by Ecliptical/ $2,000 LF • Graded SW full brother to G1-performing GSW MISTY ROSETTE. • Won 3 of 5 starts, including the G2 Lazaro Barrera Memorial S. by 6L in 1:22 1/5. • Posted a 104 Beyer breaking his maiden at Santa Anita and a 101 Beyer winning an allowance there in 1:09 fat. • 2013 juveniles sold for $95,000 at the Barretts March sale. • Solid 67% winners/runners in frst two crops incl. 2014 SPW Swayze Road (by 4), MYSTERIOUS STORM (by 61⁄2), vEGAS BOUND (by 61⁄4), I’LL RUN THE SHOW (by 61⁄4), SEvEN STORMS (by 5), etc.

Top TEn national Freshman yearling Sire in 2013!

THE PAMPLEMOUSSE Kafwain – Comfort Zone, by Rubiano/ $2,500 LF • Sire of $160,000 BARRETTS SALES TOPPING YEARLING in his First Crop! • The #1 Freshman Sire outside of Kentucky in 2013, ranked among the Top Ten nationally with a seven yearling average over $53,000. • First 2YOs sold for up to $105,000, and his frst runner BIG SWAG, won frst time out in maiden special company at Santa Anita by 31⁄4 lengths. • Santa Anita Graded stakes-winning miler by Top California Sire KAFWAIN. • Won 3 of 5 starts, including the G3 Sham S. by 6L (107 Beyer) and G3 San Rafael S. at one mile. • Out of a half-sister to the dam of 2YO G1 SW STORMELLO ($700,100) and 2012 G2 Del Mar Derby SW MY BEST BROTHER ($346,090).

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

INTERNET POKER BILLS NOT PASSED IN 2014 Te California Toroughbred Breeders Association was a big part of the racing industry efort that defeated two Internet poker bills in Sacramento that did not include horse racing. Te racing industry is working hard to be included in any poker legislation as a way to grow purses. Te two bills that died at the conclusion of the 2014 legislative session were SB 1366 by Sen. Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) and AB 2291 by Assembly member Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles). Both bills excluded racing, and both included a so-called “bad actor” provision that would have excluded the Isle of Manbased online poker Tose bills not passing company PokerStars. this year was a huge victory “Tose bills not passing this year was for Toroughbred racing.” a huge victory for — Robyn Black Toroughbred racing,” said Robyn Black, the CTBA’s legislative advocate. “We are currently having conversations on how to move forward in 2015 to have Internet poker bills introduced that would include racing.” Black said that Correa and Jones-Sawyer worked closely with the racing industry to try to build consensus with Indian tribes and card rooms, but that they unfortunately ran out of time during the 2014 session. It is anticipated that after the election, the new legislators are sworn in, and the state legislature begins its session, several Internet poker bills will be introduced. Te CTBA will work diligently with the Toroughbred Owners of California and other racing industry leaders to have racing included.

CTBA Directors Election Deadline Nov. 9 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. As 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, which relates to the three-year term as a director from 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.

Cal Cup Celebrates 25th Running California Cup will turn 25 when the combination Cal Cup/Sunshine Millions is run at Santa Anita Jan. 24, 2015. Be sure to make plans to attend the annual California Cup Party, which as last year will be held on the 3rd floor Mezzanine between rows L and O— offering a spectacular view of the racetrack. Outside seating will be provided. For further information, contact Cookie Hackworth at 800-573-2822 x 243 or Cookie@ctba.

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Stallion Auction Slated for Dec. 2 The CTBA 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, 626-448-7800 x 247 or Christy@ctba.com.

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CTFoundation 2014

James Murphy Joins Foundation as a Director James Murphy, recently retired as the Chief Financial Ofcer for the California Toroughbred Breeders Association, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the California Toroughbred Foundation (CTF). Born in Spokane, Wash., Mr. Murphy moved to Southern California at the age of 5. His family took up residence in the San Fernando Valley, where he attended various schools in the area, including Notre Dame High School. Mr. Murphy remembers attending Santa Anita as a youth with his father and names Citation and Noor among his favorite Toroughbreds. Upon graduating from Cal State Northridge with a degree in accounting, Mr. Murphy took employment at Coopers & Lybrand in downtown Los Angeles. By this time he had married his wife, Claire, and together they raised a family of two boys and a girl. Looking for new frontiers, Mr. Murphy began as CFO for the CTBA in 1999. His expertise soon became apparent, and he was asked to help with the fnances of the CTF. Mr. Murphy has been most helpful in that regard, and the CTF is very appreciative for all the help he has provided to our organization. Jim and Claire currently live in San Dimas and are looking forward to spending time with their children and grandchildren while taking this opportunity to travel and enjoy the years to come. Te Board is grateful that Mr. Murphy has agreed to become a CTF Board Member, as his knowledge and skill will be most welcome.

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Mrs. Jeanne L. Canty VICE-PRESIDENT

Mrs. Gail Gregson TREASURER

Gregory L. Ferraro, DVM SECRETARY

Mark W. McCreary

DIRECTORS Peter P. Daily Tracy Gantz

Te California Toroughbred Foundation

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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. 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.

Neil O’Dwyer Mrs. Ada Gates Patton Thomas S. Robbins John W. Sadler Peter W. Tunney Warren Williamson 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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ost mornings Terry Lovingier’s blue-eyed pony Albie works hard taking babies to the six-furlong track at Lovacres Ranch near Warner Springs. Having come from the racetrack, he knows his job and he’s good at it.

But Albie has another job, one he and Lovingier enjoy. Tey trail ride up the ridge to Lovacres’ highest point. From there, Terry and Albie get a breathtaking view of the entire ranch, home to seven stallions, some 150 broodmares, and past and future stakes winners. California-bred Willa B Awesome, winner of the 2012 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I), came of of Lovacres, as did current 2-year-old Cal-bred stakes winner My Fiona. Lovingier is breeding these types of quality runners and bringing together a variety of partners in their ownership. His eforts have placed him third on the list of California’s leading breeders, behind only Perry Martin and Steve Coburn of California Chrome fame and perennial leaders Tommy Town Toroughbreds. Lovacres now encompasses nearly 600 acres. A civil and environmental engineer who runs Lovco Construction in Signal Hill, Calif., Lovingier manned some of the tractors himself when building the ranch in 2007. Te full-service facility benefted from Lovingier’s background. He designed the entire ranch, from fguring out the best spot for the six-furlong 18

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training track to naming the nia because of the lucrative roads between the large passtate-bred program and to tures. His paramount concern support the ranch’s stallions, was for the welfare of the horsunless the mare is open. In es, emphasized by the spacious that case he might ship her room he gives to every animal to be bred to a Kentucky stalon the farm. lion. But he returns the mare “No matter what I did, even to California so that she will if it was just a farm where we foal in the state, be bred back were raising our own horses, I to a California stallion, and wanted space for the horses to make the Kentucky-sired foal grow in,” said Lovingier. a Cal-bred. Lovacres has developed into “River Kiss had a Hard one of California’s showplaces, Spun Cal-bred flly this year,” with plenty of room not only said Lovingier. for the horses Lovingier raises, Lovingier, who sits on the but also for client horses and boards of both the California mares that come in to be bred to Aboard his pony Albie, Terry Lovingier checks on some of the Toroughbred Breeders Asthe stallions. Te ranch includes Loveacres Ranch equine residents sociation and the Torougha gorgeous home for Lovingier bred Owners of California, and his wife, Barbara, plus a guesthouse the property. Terry has already retired spoke about the benefts of the Cal-bred for visitors. some of his good racing fllies to his program at a TOC owners’ seminar at Tese days, subsequent generations of- broodmare band such as River Kiss. A Del Mar this past summer. ten use the guesthouse. Terry and Barbara 5-year-old Cal-bred daughter of Awesome “Te Cal-bred program ofers a huge have three adult children—Matt, Megan, Gambler, who stands at Lovacres, River advantage for California breeders,” and Cheri—and fve grandchildren. Kiss earned $154,524 and placed in four Lovingier said. “You can compete for the Terry is actually the second generation stakes, including fnishing second in the same amount of purse money in races in the horse business. Born in California, 2011 Sorrento Stakes (gr. III). for California-breds and California-sired he spent part of his formative years in River Kiss embodies one of Lovingier’s horses as you would in open company.” Oklahoma because his father, Russ, was principles—breeding entirely in CaliforLovingier jumped in when the econoin the oil business. Te family always had my soured several years ago and bought horses. good Kentucky mares at bargain-baseOne of the horses Terry cared for growment prices. He brought them to Loing up was a Quarter Horse mare named vacres and worked hard to discover the Angie Miss. She was subsequently sold right nicks with the ranch stallions. and produced the Hall of Fame racehorse Willa B Awesome has emerged as the Kaweah Bar. biggest success of the Lovacres program to Later, Terry raised Quarter Horses date. She is out of Lovingier-bred Cause Owners: Terry & Barbara Lovingier in Waco, Texas, with his father and his I’m Tricky, a daughter of Nineeleven— Farm Manager: Gregorio Rincon brother Dan. Tey succeeded to such an Takenbyherbeauty, by Saros. Physical Address: 35490 Highway 79, extent that Dan and Terry bred Streakin “Cause I’m Tricky comes from an old Warner Springs, Calif., 92086 Flyer, who in 1996 won Quarter Horse Earl Scheib family,” Lovingier said. Telephone: 951-852-073 E-Mail Address: terry@lovco.com racing’s biggest event, the All American Lovingier bred Cause I’m Tricky to Rio Services: Breeding, Boarding, Futurity. Verde a couple of times, getting stakesBreaking, Training, Lay-Ups, and Russ, now 94, helped Terry build Loplaced Rio Tricky and Got Tobe Rio, Sales Preparation vacres, as did Matt and Matt’s son, Cambefore he started breeding her to Aweeron. One day they were all working on some Gambler. Lovingier owns 25% of Horse Population November 2014 the training track, and Terry looked up to Awesome Gambler, a son of Coronado’s see that Russ had tears in his eyes. Quest—Wedding March, by Deputy Stallions ............................................ 7 Broodmares .................................. 150 “Dad, what are you crying for?” Terry Minister, and Pete and Barbara Walski, Weanlings ..................................... 100 asked him. who raced him, own 75%. Yearlings ....................................... 100 “You know what? Tere are four gen“I like breeding to Awesome Gambler Two-year-olds ................................. 10 erations working on this track,” Russ rebecause he’s a big, statuesque horse,” Retirees ........................................... 20 plied. Lovingier said. “Te fact that they are goTOTAL ....................................... 387 Soon Lovacres will also have multiple ing back to dirt tracks is going to be huge generations of Lovingier homebreds on for him because he’s really more of an East www.ctba.com

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Lovacres Ranch Coast dirt-type of horse. I think his best year is going to be next year.” Willie B Awesome, 3-year-old full brother to Willa B Awesome and like his sister trained by Walther Solis, is stakesplaced and back in training after a break. Lovingier is also excited about Woodie B Awesome, the yearling full brother who began his lessons on the Lovacres training track in September. Tese types of horses not only beneft from Lovingier’s study of bloodlines but also from the entire Lovacres program, which begins at birth. Lovacres has about 100 indoor stalls between the mare and training sections of the ranch, and just about as many outdoor “mare motels”—large pens with covered sections that allow the horses to enjoy the outdoors. Plus, the ranch has 50’ x 50’ day pens and pastures ranging from fve to 20 acres. Tat gives Lovingier fexibility to house horses in the manner that suits each individual. Many of the indoor broodmare stalls can be enlarged for foaling stalls. Once a mare foals, Lovingier tries to get mother and baby out into the covered pens and then the large pastures fairly quickly. “If everything’s good with them, we’ll keep them inside maybe four days,” he said. “Tey do better outside.” He also emphasized the importance of sterilizing the foaling stalls between uses. At the height of foaling season, his staf keeps busy rotating mares and babies out

Lovacres’ breeding barn has spacious stalls with good airflow

Lovinger designed the entire ranch, from fguring out the best spot for the six-furlong training track to naming the roads between the large pastures. His paramount concern was for the welfare of the horses, emphasized by the spacious room he gives to every animal on the farm. of and then sterilizing the stalls before bringing in the next mares due to foal. Lovingier is very involved with farm management, but he leaves the day-today work to ranch manager Gregorio Rincon, who has been with the farm since its inception. Jorge Tomayo heads up the breaking and training program, and Gregorio’s daughter, Jessica, handles much of the breeding paperwork. Staf on the ranch number about 25. Lovingier’s brother Dan is an animal

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nutritionist in Utah, which has helped Lovacres’ precise nutrition program. Te ranch grows some of its own hay, which not only ofsets some feed costs but also can give horses good alfalfa pasture to graze. Lovingier and Rincon rotate horses on the pastures to allow the land time to lie fallow. Lovacres has an underground irrigation system, with 18 wells. Tat gives the ranch plenty of water, even in California’s current drought conditions.


Left, maintenance manager Doug Burk. The Lovacres crew includes ranch manager Gregorio Rincon (above, center)

Te series of ponds as well as the solar panels Lovingier has installed on the ranch keep it somewhat self-sustaining, reduces its carbon footprint, and lowers expenses. Plus, some of the ponds ofer the added advantage of recreational catchand-release fshing, something Lovingier enjoys with his entire family. Te ranch is located in the high desert at 3,500 feet. Summers can be hot, but because it is situated in a valley near Palomar Mountain, it gets breezes and the temperature is often cooler than Temecula down the road. Te elevation also means the occasional snow furry in the winter. Te snow never bothers the horses, and Lovingier says that they actually seem to enjoy it. One of the things he is proudest of is that the large pastures and easygoing lifestyle for the horses keep stress and thus colic to a minimum. Employees handle the foals often, making the transition to breaking and training as late yearlings a much easier process. Tomayo has the option of training out of the training barn with enclosed stalls or

nearby outdoor pens and small pastures, the latter usually more enjoyable for the young horses.

If you’re going to turn the horses back out, you have to make sure they are completely broke, not just green-broke. Tat way they remember their lessons when you pick them back up the following year.” — Lovingier on starting horses as yearlings

Once the horses are started under saddle and have sufcient experience on the training track, they are turned out to grow into strong and healthy 2-year-olds unless they are slated for a yearling sale. Lovingier feels that starting the horses before a yearling sale makes the horses more attractive to buyers.

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“But if you’re going to turn the horses back out, you have to make sure they are completely broke, not just green-broke,” said Lovingier. “Tat way they remember their lessons when you pick them back up the following year.” Lovingier estimates that he has 60-80 foals of his own a year, some already in partnerships. Most of the horses go to auction, either as yearlings or as 2-yearolds, and Lovingier races those that don’t bring a reasonable price. Te Lovacres stallions range from long-established stallions to those just getting started. Swiss Yodeler, a top California sire, especially of 2-year-olds, stands at Lovacres. Te son of Eastern Echo— Drapeau, by Raja Baba, is the senior stallion at the ranch at 20 years old. Mike Harrington trained Swiss Yodeler for Heinz Steinmann, and they have also brought Empire Way to Lovacres. “Empire Way’s pedigree is arguably the best pedigree in California,” said Lovingier. Second to I’ll Have Another in the 2012 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II), Empire Way is by Empire Maker—Delta Princess,

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by A. P. Indy. Tat makes him a full brother to Eclipse Award-winning Royal Delta. Empire Way’s frst foals arrived this year. Another with his frst foals in 2014, Twice the Appeal is also new to Lovacres, moving from Premier Toroughbreds. Winner of the 2011 Sunland Derby (gr. III), he is by Successful Appeal—Double Boarded, by Cormorant. Lovingier homebred Grace Upon Grace went to stud in 2011. By Rio Verde—Chasing Wind, by Mining, Calbred Grace Upon Grace placed in two stakes and earned $162,646.

Bushwacker (Outfanker—Musical Score, by Romantic Lead) and Time to Get Even (Stephen Got Even—Tomisue’s Pleasure, by Seeking the Gold) have stood several seasons at Lovacres. “I’ve bred quite a few mares to Bushwacker, who is getting very durable runners,” said Lovingier. “Tey came out with a durability index, and Bushwacker’s sire, Outfanker, was #7. I do believe there is a place for us to try to breed a lot more durability in horses in California.” Lovingier owns Time to Get Even with Solis, Al Murrieta, and Joe Lopez.

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Te horse won the 2007 Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes (gr. III) and earned $150,084. Lovingier bought into him when Solis, who owns property nearby, brought the horse to Lovacres to stand. “He’s a pretty productive stallion,” said Lovingier. “We didn’t breed too many mares to him the frst couple of years, but I’ve bred quite a few more once we saw some good crosses.” Time to Get Even’s foals include Lovingier-bred Time for a Memory, who has put together quite a string of victories, including the Saskatchewan Derby, in Canada. Lovingier is thrilled that Time for a Memory has found a niche where she can make money for her connections. “I like parity in horse racing, with a chance for everybody to have a chance to get out on their horses,” he said. When Lovingier brings partners in on his horses, he gives them an even better chance to do well. After all, a small interest in a horse is much cheaper than having to fnance the whole horse and shoulder all of the expenses. “Besides, I like having partners on horses,” he said. “I like being able to give a high-fve after a horse wins. I’ve had my winner’s picture taken and been the only one standing there. It’s just not as much fun as when you have partners.” With the Lovacres program in full bloom, Lovingier is sure to have many more opportunities to high-fve those partners in the future.


AWESOME GAMBLER

EMPIRE WAY

Coronado’s Quest—Wedding March, by Deputy Minister – Fee: $5,000

Empire Maker—Delta Princess, by A. P. Indy – Fee:$5,000

California’s Leading First-Crop Sire Of 2011 Leading Second-Crop Sire Of

Grade I Stakes-Placed Winner of $119,170 Full brother to Eclipse Champion ROYAL DELTA First Foals will be yearlings of 2015

2012 and Leading Third-Crop 2013 Sire of GI Winner WILLA B AWESOME who sold for $875,000 at the 2013 Fasig-Tipton November sale

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Outflanker—Musical Score, by Romantic Lead – Fee: $2,000

Stephen Got Even—Tomisue’s Pleasure, by Seeking the Gold – Fee: $2,000

Sire of Stakes-Placed Tupelo Cush from First Crop to Race, ranked 9th in California of Leading Two-Year-Old Sires

Sire of Multiple Stakes-Placed Winner Time For Angie Ranked in the top 4 of second crop sires in California

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Successful Appeal—Double Boarded, by Cormorant – Fee: $1,500

Rio Verde—Chasing Wind, by Mining – Fee $2,000

Eastern Echo—Drapeau, by Raja Baba – Fee: $3,000

Leading First Crop sire of 2014

Perennial Leading Sire of 2-Year-Olds including Champion 2 Year-Old TILDE and Champion sprinter THOR’S ECHO

G3 Stakes winner of $448,527 First foals will be Two Year- olds of 2015

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t 17, life for Jef Blea was pretty uncomplicated, far from that of most other teenagers. His lifelong connection to horses had put him aboard numerous fne Toroughbreds as an exercise rider for a well-known and successful trainer. While doing that, he also was honing his skills for what he believed would be his career, that of a successful jockey. His eventual calling, becoming a successful veterinarian and a future president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, wasn’t even in the back of his mind. Two things changed that plan in the blink of an eye. One was a condition that he continue his education, which came at the insistence of the trainer for whom he worked, Harry Trotsek. Te other was much more traumatic. Blea, a native of Santa Fe, N.M., had gone to New Orleans at age 8 when his father trained horses at the Fair Grounds. “You know at 17, you think you know everything,” Blea recalled about those days. “You think you can light the world on fre—not that I thought I was going to be the latest and greatest rider. I was going to quit high school when I was ofered a contract to ride for Harry Trotsek. We were at the Fair Grounds that winter, and I was his work rider. I’d gallop horses for him in the morning and then go to high school; I was a senior at the time. “Harry called me and said he wanted me under contract for a year and we’d go to Chicago and New York. But he found out I was still in school, and he said, ‘You’re not going. Get your education, and I’ll see you next winter.’ ” Tat’s when the teen-aged vet-to-be began pursuing a career as a jockey. Having grown up on the racetrack, it seemed a natural ft. “I walked hots, cleaned stalls, groomed, galloped horses, and fnally rode as a licensed jockey,” Blea said. “I was a race-


track rat, so to speak.” ers aren’t aware of. As an example, there Lurking ahead of him, however, was a are so many times these horses are exammoment that everything changed. In less ined and gone over head to foot, and still than a year his dreams of a career in riding something unfortunate happens that’s out were shattered by a severe injury. of our control. Blea was working a horse one morning “Tese are athletes, and like athletes at Louisiana’s Jeferson Downs when the they are going to go through aches and animal ducked in, went up on the rail, and pains and some injuries. Knowing that, catapulted Blea into the infeld. Blea’s left you do everything in your power as a vetarm was pinned behind his back, resulting erinarian or as a trainer to prevent a catain stretched or torn nerves from his spinal strophic injury.” cord in the neck area. It took doctors a little In the business of man and beast, how bit of time to fgure out how to handle the can a 1,200-pound horse be handled by, rare injury, and shortly thereafter Blea enin Blea’s case, a 150-pound man? Very dured 19 hours of surgery at Stanford Unicarefully, as the saying goes. Te veterinarversity Hospital where surgeons worked to ian relies on help from someone who can repair the damage as best they could. handle the horse during an examination Te injury left his arm paralyzed from or treatment, Blea says, adding that the the elbow down, ending all possibility of doctor needs to have some sense of horsea riding. A new goal soon appeared on the manship as well. Tat generally helps him horizon when Blea headed to Colorado make the right moves around the animal State University, where he earned his unto avoid any untoward incidents. dergraduate degree and got his training in Blea has been on the ownership side of veterinary medicine. racing, too. He sees no confict of inter“I truly believe everything happens for est there as long as transparency is at the a reason,” Blea said. “If I hadn’t forefront. gotten hurt, I wouldn’t have “I’ve owned horses with gone to veterinary school, and I Bobby Frankel, J.C. Canani, I truly believe everything happens for a wouldn’t have ended up having Dan Hendricks, Scott Hanreason. If I hadn’t gotten hurt, I wouldn’t as good a life as I’ve had, doing son, and Rafael DeLeon, but what I enjoy so much.” I’ve always been transparhave gone to veterinary school, and I His injury has been a non-iswouldn’t have ended up having as good a life ent, always had them in my sue during his professional life, name. If my horse is schedas I’ve had, doing what I enjoy so much.” he says. “You fnd that there’s uled to run, I don’t touch more than one way to do him or any other horse in — Jef Blea things. It’s never been an issue that race once it’s entered.” with my work. I’ve just found Tat way, he says, there’s no other ways to do things. In this business Dance With Fate. confict of interest or even the slightest you learn that horses are very forgiving It’s this last one that illustrates what perception of confict. and patient, and they let you do things Blea calls the fip side of the business: Blea says he isn’t a bettor, explaining: the best you can.” “Te thing that ruins my day is when I “My concern is how they’re running, how Blea is very expansive when he talks have to put a horse down due to injury.” they come out of the race, and how they’re about his vocation, but it pretty much In the case of Dance With Fate, trained going into the race. At that point, my job can be summed up, in his own words, this by Peter Eurton, Blea said, “He was a is over. I do follow the horses when they way: “I’ve been blessed to work with some phenomenal horse. Unfortunately, people run, but I couldn’t tell you how much great horses and some equally great people won’t get the chance to enjoy his talent. they pay.” over the past 20 years.” He was a great racehorse and just coming He follows the races daily, and if he’s Among those horses are great stars such into his own and developing into some- not at the track in the afternoon he checks as Breeders’ Cup legends Zenyatta and thing special.” the results at night. Tat’s his way of Beholder, Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner On having to euthanize a horse, Blea knowing what’s going on with each horse. Giacomo, Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner said, “What’s frustrating is that there are “I don’t know if it’s an addiction or just Empire Maker, Possibly Perfect, Miz- so many safeguards in place in racing kind of relaxing for me to go through all zen Mast, and most recently the ill-fated that the public isn’t aware of and own- that,” he said. www.ctba.com

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Basically, it’s just another way for him to pursue his responsibilities. “Our role is to work with the trainer and the owner not only to fnd problems if there are any but, most importantly, to solve problems. When you do that, the one that benefts the most is the horse.” What is Blea’s assessment of how racing has evolved over his time as an observer and participant? “You ask yourself, ‘Are we any better now than we were 25 years ago?’ Everything in racing is cyclical, in my opinion. History always repeats itself. Some of the good that’s happened in racing is that it has become a safer, more welfare-aware sport where the interest of the horse comes frst. At an earlier time I think that’s what it was about, and I think we’re heading back to that. “While I’m involved here in the trenches [as a racetrack practitioner], I’m also involved in the politics of racing. Te idea of a uniform medication program is a good thing. I’d like to see uniformity in racing, uniformity in all four phases: therapeutic medication, meaningful penalties, laboratory testing, and third-party Lasix administration. Uniformity not only helps the horse and racing, it provides for substance in the public’s eye to believe we’re doing the right thing for the horse and the industry. We need to remember that it’s the public that supports racing. We need to show them we have a good story to tell. We’re just not very good at telling it.” As for uniformity in medication, Blea, who is a partner in a fve-member veterinary group headed by Dr. Helmuth Von Bluecher and based in Sierra Madre, said, “I think we’re getting there. Te problem racing has is there’s too much internal fghting and we continue to have problems with a public perception. Lasix has been perhaps the most divisive issue in the industry for a long, long time. It’s been scientifcally proved that it’s benefcial to treat the disorder [bleeding]. It’s been quoted—and it’s not my quote—that it’s good for the horse, but it’s not good for racing. Tat to me is kind of sad. One camp supports its use, and there’s another that wants it banned. “If it’s that big an issue, let’s devote some research dollars to studying and understanding the disease better and learn 28

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Te problem racing has is there’s too much internal fghting and we continue to have problems with a public perception. Lasix has been perhaps the most divisive issue in the industry for a long, long time. ” — Blea on uniform rules in medication

how to treat it better. Let’s fnd alternative ways to control the disease. If our goal is to get away from race-day medication, let’s fnd an alternative solution. It goes back to defning the problem and fnding a solution.” Veterinarians, Blea says, are trying to be proactive in education rather than defensive or reactive. “We need to tell our story. Everything you do to a horse needs to be justifable, whether it’s to your trainer, your owner, your children, or your mother. If you’re doing that, you’re doing the right thing.” Te recent and prospective moves away from synthetic surfaces and back to dirt bring mixed emotions to Blea. “Personally, I’ve thought synthetic surfaces have been safer and kinder to horses than dirt,” he said. “But that basically is a matter for the short term. When the synthetic surfaces came along, no one really knew how complicated things could be. Over the long term they have proved to be difcult and expensive to maintain. Going back to dirt ofers an opportunity for consistency in the surfaces. It seems the people making the changes are combining old-fashioned techniques with modern science.” As AAEP president, Blea has piled up travel miles this year, and he gives an immense amount of credit to his colleagues in the practice for allowing him that time.

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“I remain responsible both to the organization and to our practice,” Blea said. “I’ve been able to do this because of the people around me. My practice partners have been incredibly supportive; they’ve picked up the slack. My clients have been supportive, too. When I’m gone, they know they can always reach me by phone or text.” His family has felt his absences also, especially his two daughters, Faith, 10, and Abi [short for Abigail], 8. “Te girls love to be with me at the track,” the 48-year-old said. “Tey are distressed about not getting to the track as often. When they’re with me, they ride in the truck and they love to help carry the equipment. I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” Actually, the girls have two trees. Teir mother, Annie, was a classmate of their father and is described by him as an extraordinarily talented veterinarian who put her practice on the shelf to have and raise the children. As for responsibility to one’s craft, Blea says simply: “Every veterinarian should be willing to give something back—whether to students, the industry, or the animal. It’s important to mentor students in areas such as accountability, ethics, and good equine practice—meaning good diagnostics, good education, and the need to be able to communicate.”


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Cal-bred Stakes Winners at Santa Anita

Soaring at Santa anita By Tracy GanTz

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printers and milers excelled as Santa Anita conducted its fall meeting leading up to its third consecutive hosting of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. California-breds graced the winner’s circle in both graded events and the Golden State Series races.

BIG BANE THEORY’S CITY OF HOPE MILE

Big Bane Theory burst into the winner’s circle in the grade II City of Hope Mile

Trained by Carla Gaines, the colt burst into the winner’s circle in only his second start, in maiden Cal-bred company. Since then Big Bane Teory has competed primarily in open races, graduating quickly to graded stakes. Close several times, he brought home a graded trophy in the $201,500 City of Hope Mile Stakes (gr. IIT) Oct. 4.

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Scott Gross and Mark Devereaux bought Shebane for $40,000 to bring her to California and take advantage of the Cal-bred program. Te mare, a stakes winner in France, had terrifc breeding, being a daughter of Horse of the Year Alysheba out of a mare by Horse of the Year and Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew. “We bought the mare in foal to Artie Schiller at the (2008) Keeneland November breeding sale,” said Gross. “She was carrying Big Bane Teory, and we brought her out here to make him a Cal-bred.” Tey named Shebane’s colt Big Bane Teory, not only for the mare, but also for the scientifc theory because “we wanted him to burst onto the scene,” said Devereaux.

Big Bane Theory’s connections celebrate with jockey Joe Talamo and trainer Carla Gaines (second right) after the victory

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“He’s lightly raced because he’s just had a few little problems and we’ve been conservative with him,” said Gross. “Carla Gaines has done a spectacular job with him.” A second in the Aug. 30 Harry F. Brubaker Stakes at Del Mar was 5-year-old Big Bane Teory’s frst start of the year. It proved an ideal prep for the City of Hope Mile. With Joe Talamo aboard, Big Bane Teory sat in ffth for the frst half-mile behind splits of :22.48 for a quarter-mile and :45.42 for a half-mile. Into the stretch he took the lead to defeat multiple graded stakes winner Mr. Commons by 11⁄2 lengths in 1:32.38. “He’s very, very good-minded, easy to train,” said Gaines. “I was just thinking to myself I hope Joe sits because they were going to come back to him. He rode him so beautifully.” Big Bane Teory earned $120,000 for total earnings of $330,640. He has won four of 11 starts.


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Cal-bred Stakes Winners at Santa Anita

Top Kisser (top) performed well in the grade III L.A. Woman for jockey Elvis Trujillo and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer (above right)

TOP KISSER’S L.A. WOMAN STAKES

One year before Gross and Devereaux purchased Shebane, Tom and Debi Stull of Tommy Town Toroughbreds plucked another good mare out of the Keeneland November sale. For $75,000 they got Cherokee Kiss in foal to Flower Alley. Top Kisser resulted after the Stulls bred Cherokee Kiss to Tommy Town stallion Old Topper. Now a 5-year-old, Top Kisser travels well. She has won or placed in stakes at Santa Anita, Hollywood Park, Del Mar, Sacramento, and Pleasanton. With the $100,250 L.A. Woman 34

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Stakes (gr. III) Oct. 4, Top Kisser attempted graded company for the frst time. She rewarded the faith the Stulls and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer had in her with a crisp victory. Stopshoppingdebbie, undefeated in nine starts at Emerald Downs in Washington, went of the slight 2-1 favorite in the L.A. Woman over Top Kisser. Eight of those wins had come in stakes. Te competition also included Grade III stakes winner My Happy Face, stakes winners Tribal Gal and Uzziel, as well as stakesplaced Maker Or Breaker. Elvis Trujillo was riding Top Kisser for only the second time, and he got her out of the gate in second behind Tribal Gal and Uzziel, who sped to the front. “She broke sharp,” Trujillo said. “We had a good position, and I knew they were going too fast on the front end.” Trujillo was right, as Uzziel clocked a quarter in :21.48 and a half in :44.22. Tat flly ultimately tired, and in the stretch, Top Kisser overhauled Tribal Gal. “I asked her at the quarter pole, and she kicked on,” Trujillo said. Top Kisser beat Tribal Gal by 33⁄4 lengths in 1:14.84 for the 61⁄2 furlongs. My Happy Face fnished third, followed by Maker Or Breaker, Stopshoppingdebbie, and Uzziel.

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Trainer Blake Heap (second from left) and jockey Mike Smith receive kudos after Velvet Mesquite’s California Distaff win (top)

“Te fractions were good for her,” said Hollendorfer. With the L. A. Woman victory, Top Kisser raised her bankroll to $407,100, having won seven of 14 lifetime races. VELVET MESQUITE’S CALIFORNIA DISTAFF HANDICAP

Velvet Mesquite, another homebred, took down the honors in the $101,250 California Distaf Handicap Oct. 11. John Harris’ Harris Farms owns and bred the 4-year-old, who went favored in the Golden State Series race.


Carded on the downhill Santa Anita turf course of about 61⁄2 furlongs, the California Distaf pitted 10 fllies and mares against each other. Velvet Mesquite faced the likes of graded stakes winners Tribal Spy and Ciao Bella Luna as well as Qiaona, the defending California Distaf champ. Velvet Mesquite has specialized in Santa Anita’s hillside course. Five of her eight starts and all four of her wins had come down the hill. Mike Smith rode her for the frst time for trainer Blake Heap, and bettors sent her away as the 2.70-1 favorite. “She’s a big flly, and she broke a little slow,” said Smith, who added that she slipped slightly at the start. “I had to ask her a little when we were making that righthand turn.” Velvet Mesquite recovered quickly, responded to Smith’s urging, and went to the front. Go West Marie challenged her at the top of the stretch, and after Velvet Mesquite held her of, Heat Trap made a late run. But Velvet Mesquite lasted to win by a half-length in 1:12.39. “Tat hill is hers,” said Smith. “It’s almost tailor made for her. Tat last little bit she just foats.” A Cal-bred daughter of deceased In Excess, Velvet Mesquite is out of the Calbred Huddle Up mare Mesquite. Harris Farms had stood Huddle Up for Al Tofel, and upon Tofel’s death, the farm bought Mesquite. “We particularly liked the mare and bought her at Barretts in January (2005) for $38,000,” said John Harris. Mesquite is a full sister to stakes winner Rexy Sexy and a half sister to graded stakes-placed and multiple stakes winner Only the Best. Dave McGlothlin of Harris reports that Mesquite has a 3-year-old by Lucky J. H., a yearling by Lucky Pulpit, a weanling colt by Papa Clem, and is back in foal to Lucky Pulpit. BOOZER’S CALIFORNIA FLAG HANDICAP

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Barbara Card presented the California Flag trophy to jockey Rafael Bejarano and trainer Mark Glatt (fifth from right); Boozer (above) easy winner of California Flag Handicap

of the Year and champion Cal-bred turf horse that year. Barbara Card, who bred California Flag with her late husband, Keith, presented the trophy. “California Flag is enjoying his retirement, being out in a big pasture,” she said. “He’s completely white now.” Undefeated Red Outlaw, who won the listed $93,250 Uniformity Stakes Oct. 19, scratched out of the California Flag, as did Ain’t No Other. Tat left a feld of four, with no show wagering. Boozer, who had won twice over the hillside course, went of the 7-10 favorite. Boozer ran to his price, going to the lead right after the gate opened. Jockey Rafael Bejarano guided him down the hill, and Boozer clocked a quarter-mile in :22.89 and a half-mile in :45.16. Boozer drifted out a bit as he crossed the dirt and then powered home to win by

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21⁄2 lengths in 1:12.36. Mark Glatt trains 4-year-old Boozer for Al and Sandee Kirkwood. Te Kirkwoods bought the son of Unusual Heat—Kitty and Boo, by Cape Canaveral, privately after he broke his maiden down the hill in 2013. Barry Abrams and Madeline Auerbach bred him in partnership with Huston Racing, Vincenzo Loverso, and Chris Perez. “I’ve been training him for about a year,” said Glatt. “He’s a smart horse. He might have been a little tough as a stud. Tey gelded him when he was turned out and before I got him.” Glatt said that he will keep Boozer on the turf. “He runs good down the hill, and he won very impressively going a mile and a sixteenth,” said Glatt. “I think he’ll even run a mile and an eighth if that opportunity ever comes up.”


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Te Big Fresno Fair Stakes Races

Marino’s Wild Cat and jockey Silvio Amador win the $100,000 Harris Farms Stakes

vio Amador aboard, Marino’s Wild Cat soon took over the lead. Ain’t No Other remained on Marino’s Wild Cat’s hip, launching his bid on the turn. Marino’s Wild Cat had another gear, however, and as they turned into the stretch, he began drawing away. He powered home, ultimately winning by 53⁄4 lengths in 1:08.61. A Toast to You closed for second over Spirit Rules while Ain’t No Other fnished fourth. Clif DeLima trains Marino’s Wild Cat for Roy Guinnane, who bred the 5-year-old Cal-bred gelding and campaigns him in the name of GCCI (Guinnane Construction Co. Inc.). Marino’s Wild Cat, who has now earned $157,410, is by Marino Marini—Faxene, by Dayjur. He and Amador have combined for four of the gelding’s fve wins. “He’s a nice horse,” said Guinnane. “He had some shin problems early, so we stopped on him. Clif looks out for the horse and gives them time. Now he’s a plumb sound horse.”

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arino’s Wild Cat and Downtown C. T. represented California well at Te Big Fresno Fair, sweeping both stakes during the race meeting. Marino’s Wild Cat annihilated the feld in the $100,250 Harris Farms Stakes Oct. 5, while Downtown C. T. defeated six others in the $75,560 Bull Dog Handicap Oct. 12.

Te Harris Farms Stakes is a new addition to the Golden State Series for 2014 for California-bred and California-sired 3-yearolds and older at six furlongs. John Harris’ Harris Farms near Coalinga is located about 45 miles from the fairgrounds, and the Sanger division is only about 15 miles away. John Harris has long been a huge supporter of Te Big Fresno Fair. “We were pleased to have the Cal-bred stakes at Te Big Fresno Fair named after our farm,” Harris said. “We have raced there for over 40 years, and our horses always have a big following there.” Te inaugural Harris Farms drew a feld of fve, with Tommy Town Toroughbreds’ homebred 6-year-old Ain’t No Other the even-money favorite. Ain’t No Other has earned more than $600,000 and has placed in three grade III events at Santa Anita and Hollywood Park. He also had Northern California superstar Russell Baze aboard for Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Te favorite jumped out on top when the gate opened, and Marino’s Wild Cat on the inside went right with him. With Sil38

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BULL DOG HANDICAP

Te Big Fresno Fair regularly schedules the Bull Dog Handicap, an open listed stakes at 11⁄8 miles for 3-year-olds and older horses. Baze piloted still another heavy favorite, 6-5 Salah Champ, a Cal-bred trained by Hollendorfer. Downtown C. T. likes to set the pace, a strategy that paid of in two allowance optional claiming races at Sacramento and Golden Gate Fields. Jockey Ricardo Gonzalez had ridden him to both of those victories, and they employed the same tactics once again. From the outside post, Downtown C. T. broke on top and Gonzalez maneuvered him over to the rail before the frst turn. Downtown C. T. was able to dictate the pace, getting the fractions in :24.38, :48.52, and 1:12.34. Tat left him plenty in reserve to repulse challenges in the stretch and win by Downtown C. T. takes the Bull Dog by defeating favorite Salah Champ three-quarters of a length in 1:49.62. Ellen Jackson bred Downtown C. T., a 5-year-old gelded son of Crafty C. T.—Downtown Tali, by Bertrando. She raced him alone and in partnership early in his career, until trainer O. J. Jauregui claimed him for $12,500 at Golden Gate in late 2012. Jauregui lost him and claimed him back, and he now trains the gelding for Carina Jauregui and Stuart Kesselman. Downtown C. T. was winning his sixth race in 26 starts. His earnings through the Bull Dog stood at $187,371.


Barretts October Yearling Sale

Cal-breds PoPular at barretts eight of the top 10 were cal-breds By Tracy GanTz

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alifornia owners and trainers were on the lookout for California-breds at the Barretts October yearling sale. Of the 10 highest-priced youngsters, eight were not only foaled in the state but already registered for Cal-bred premiums. Tey included the $175,000 sale-topper. Te large number of Cal-breds in the sale meant that the increases in every category could be attributed to them. Conducted Oct. 7 in the Hinds Pavilion in Pomona, Calif., the sale averaged $22,606 for 163 sold, an increase of 14.8% over 2013’s fgure of $19,689. Te gross of $3,684,700 was up 17.7% over the 2013 fgure of $3,130,500, while the median jumped 15.4%, from $13,000 in 2013 to $15,000 in 2014. “Cal-breds are important in every aspect of our sales and in racing in California,” said Kim Lloyd, general manager for Barretts Sales & Racing. “Te better Cal-breds we produce for the market, the better it is for everybody.” Unusual Heat, as he has frequently over the years, proved very popular at the yearling sale. He sired the sale-topping flly as

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well as two others in the top 10. Te flly is out of the stakes-winning Stormy Atlantic mare Hotlantic, who also produced the $260,000 Barretts May sale-topper, Cal-bred Long Hot Summer. At this year’s Del Mar meeting Long Hot Summer won the Generous Portion Stakes. John Harris and Donald Valpredo bred Long Hot Summer and the Unusual Heat yearling, who was consigned to the sale by Harris Farms. Trainer Peter Eurton purchased the yearling sale-topper for Joe Ciaglia, as well as another daughter of Unusual Heat for $55,000 at the sale, also for Ciaglia. Ciaglia and Alesia Stable will own the sale-topper with perhaps a couple of others, said Eurton. With Bran Jam Stables and Rob Dyrdek, Ciaglia and Sharon Ale-

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Trainer Peter Eurton, center, and owner Joe Ciaglia with the two Unusual Heat fillies purchased. The $175,00 sale-topper is at left.

sia campaigned 2011 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) and Oak Leaf Stakes (gr. I) winner Weemissfrankie, and with Bran Jam they owned 2014 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) winner Dance With Fate. “I loved everything about her—her mind, her body, Unusual Heat, and the bottom side,” said Eurton of the sale-topper. “We’ll probably send them both to Magali Farms to be broken.” Harris Farms consigned the $55,000 Unusual Heat for Madeline Auerbach, Barry Abrams, and Richard Rosenberg. Te flly is out of the Souvenir Copy mare Sandy Cheeks. Eurton was only one of many California trainers to buy at the sale. “We had more participation from our trainers than we’ve seen in the past,” said Lloyd, who was very pleased with the sale fgures. “We’re seeing a little more confdence in the transitional period of racing. People know we’re going forward, and the


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racing is settling down.” Lucky Pulpit, the sire of KenEurton’s two purchases put tucky Derby Presented by Yum! Ciaglia second among buyers Brands (gr. I) and Preakness behind Dearon Pearson’s D. Stakes (gr. I) winner California P. Racing. Trainer Jim Cassidy Chrome, had several in the sale, bought four for Pearson totaling including the other horse to bring $276,000, including the top$90,000. Woodbridge sold that priced colt for $100,000. colt, named Lion’s Luck and out John Golightly as agent sold the of the Lion Heart mare Lion Cal-bred colt, who is by Belong to Princess. Art Sherman, the trainer Me—Miss Beekman Place, by Yes of California Chrome, signed the It’s True. Te mare is a winning ticket for George Krikorian. full sister to stakes-placed True Sherman said that Krikorian Xena. would partner on the Lucky Pul“Te fact that he’s a Cal-bred pit colt with Dr. Ed Allred, the was a selling point,” said Cassidy. owner of Los Alamitos. Sherman “We needed some Cal-breds for trains California Chrome at Los the barn. He is a nice individual Alamitos. and the one I liked the best.” Lucky Pulpit had a colt sell for For Pearson, Cassidy also $80,000 to trainer Jef Bonde. bought a Cal-bred daughter of Jack and Barb Hatch’s Green Acre Sidney’s Candy—Miss Afeet Stables sold the yearling as agent Alex, by Afeet Alex, consigned for breeders Steve and Maria Pavtop-selling colt, a Cal-bred by Belong to Me, brought by Havens Bloodstock Agency as The ich. Te colt, out of the unraced $100,000 from Dearon Pearson of D. P. Racing agent. Havens was the sale’s leadHonour and Glory mare Gloriing consignor. top 10 was Sriracha Heat, who brought ousexcitement, is a half sister to multiple Pearson’s other two purchases were $95,000. Sue Greene’s Woodbridge Farm stakes winner Bond James Bond. Steve by Unusual Heat. From Harris, Cassidy consigned the colt as agent. He is out of Pavich also bred $165,773-earner See Zo bought a flly out of stakes-winning Top of the Wild Wonder mare Wild Refection. Go, a son of Ministers Wild Cat—GloriOur Game. She was one of two horses to Trainer Ron Ellis purchased him for Tony ousexcitement. sell for $90,000, the fourth-highest price Mancuso and Jimmy Johnson’s MJ Stable Many eyes were on a flly by Lucky of the sale. From Te Cole Ranch, Cassidy and Gary Finder. Pulpit out of the Kennedy Road mare got Reckless Charm, a daughter of the In“He’s a beautiful colt,” said Ellis. “He Jetinwith Kennedy. Harris Farms as agent dian Charlie mare Lottawampum. was my pick of the sale, so we went strong consigned her as a bonus program for its Te remaining Unusual Heat from the on him.” employees, and she sold for $37,000 to Blinkers On Racing Stable. “Every year I take an older mare, breed her to one of the stallions, and give the TOP 10 YEARLINGS SOLD Cal-breds in Bold Face money to the employees as a bonus for them,” said Dave McGlothlin, general 93 b.f., Unusual Heat - Hotlantic $175,000 manager of the horse division at Harris and the flly’s breeder. 144 ch.c., Belong to Me - Miss Beekman Place $100,000 Jetinwith Kennedy, a foal of 1989, has 252 SRIRACHA HEAT, ch.c., Unusual Heat - Wild Reflection $95,000 already produced stakes winners Jet West, Jetinto Houston, Jetin Excess, and Trium126 LION’S LUCK, ch.c., Lucky Pulpit - Lion Princess $90,000 phant Flight. 238 dk.b./br.f., Unusual Heat - Top of Our Game $90,000 McGlothlin said that any breeders awards generated by these sale horses also 77 b.c., Lucky Pulpit - Gloriousexcitement $80,000 go back to the employees as “a nice little 79 ch.f., scat daddy - golden peach $80,000 annuity.” Tat worked well with a previous horse, Mamita Chula, who sold at the 120 dk.b./br.c., Macho Uno - life (fr) $80,000 California Toroughbred Breeders Association 2004 Northern California yearling 142 ch.f., Sidney’s Candy - Miss Afleet Alex $70,000 sale for $4,000. Te daughter of Flying 247 PACIFIC SWELL, b.f., Artie Schiller - Wavy Lass $70,000 Continental—B. Elite, by Don B., earned $211,847 on the racetrack. 42

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Arcadia Walk of Champions

Walk of Champions Unveiled

ArcAdiA honors 14 cAl-breds Among the 37 horses remembered By Jane Goldstein

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ith 40-plus years of employment at Santa Anita Park and as the son of the track’s mutuels manager before that, George Haines has the track’s history in his blood. When Gail Marshall and Beth Costanza approached him with the proposal of establishing the Toroughbred Racing Walk of Champions near the track in downtown Arcadia, his response was positive.

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“I thought it was very ambitious but a very, very worthwhile program that the city of Arcadia needed,” said Haines, who served as president of Santa Anita from 2010 until becoming general manager of

Gail Marshall (left) and Beth Costanza originally proposed the idea of the Walk of Champions some 10 years prior to its creation in 2012

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Southern California Of Track Wagering (SCOTWINC) in April of this year. “It’s important that Santa Anita bring its rich history to the city and to honor our heroes. Now people in Arcadia can see the history at their feet.” Te Toroughbred Racing Walk of Champions was dedicated Sept. 27 as a permanent historic record of outstanding horses, jockeys, trainers, owners, and other key fgures, not just of Santa Anita but encompassing the entire state of California. No hoofprints or handprints will adorn the sidewalks in the manner of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But the accomplishments of 60 “cornerstone champions” have been engraved on bronze plaques installed in some heavily traveled sidewalks of Santa Anita’s home city, Arcadia, which is also home to the California Toroughbred Breeders Association headquarters. Fourteen of the 37 horses honored are California-breds. All of the 60 individual cornerstone champions are deceased, but also inducted was a “living legends” group selected for their contributions to the sport: Eddie Delahoussaye, Laft Pincay Jr., Dr. Jack Robbins, Serena’s Song, Silver Charm, Frank Stronach, and Tiznow. Te honorees span much of the state’s history of racing, from Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin and his champion Cal-breds Rey El Santa Anita and Emperor of Norfolk to Santa Anita Park founder Dr. Charles H. Strub and Frank Stronach, the founder and chairman of Te Stronach Group, current owner of Santa Anita. In addition to the two Baldwin standout runners from the late 19th and early 20th century, the Cal-breds honored in the unveiling were Ancient Title, Best Pal, Brown Bess, Flying Paster, Free House, Hill Rise, Native Diver, Quicken Tree,

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I thought it was very ambitious but a very, very worthwhile program that the city of Arcadia needed. It’s important that Santa Anita bring its rich history to the city and to honor our heroes. Now people in Arcadia can see the history at their feet.” — George Haines

Silky Sullivan, Snow Chief, Swaps, and Tiznow. Te germ of the idea for such a project originated some 10 years ago with Marshall, a former Arcadia mayor and councilwoman, and Costanza, former director of the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce and sometime racehorse owner. About two years ago it resurfaced. In addition to Haines on behalf of Santa Anita, the Arcadia city manager was interested. An existing organization was sought to undertake the planning and execution. Te Arcadia Historical Society agreed, and a Walk of Champions committee was formed from members of the society’s board—Marshall, Costanza, and Sandy Snider, former historian at the Los Angeles County Arboretum across the street from Santa Anita.


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“Santa Anita helped launch the project with a fnancial commitment,” Haines said. “We also helped in the selection process, research, and choosing the living legends.” Santa Anita is the founding sponsor and is honored with an oversized plaque atop a brick pedestal, the only one not embedded in the sidewalks. It stands at the northwest corner of Huntington Drive and First Avenue. Months of work included fundraising, selection of honorees, researching records and facts to include on the plaques, and design and production of the plaques. “We are thrilled to be able to unveil these beautiful bronze tributes to some of the greatest people and horses in racing history,” said Snider. “In recognition of the fact that racing has played such a huge role in the development of Arcadia and the surrounding community, we’re hoping people will make the Walk of Champions a fan-friendly destination for many, many years to come.” Te public was invited to the dedication ceremony and treated to refreshments, displays of antique vehicles, and band music before the dedication ceremony. Several people spoke, including Haines, who commented on the tenacity of the three women organizers. “I don’t want to say they stalked me, but close to it!” he said. Arcadia’s mayor, John Wuo, city manager Dominic Lazzaretto, and some council members attended. Wuo called the Walk a “visually pleasing pathway in the city” and said that the dedication “isn’t the end but a beginning.” Lazzaretto said the “aging downtown infrastructure” is in the midst of an upgrade plan and that the Walk provides “something unique and meaningful” for the area. A number of honorees and connections of horses and people recognized were introduced, including members of the Baldwin and Charles Whittingham families; Beverly Lewis, owner with her late husband, Bob, of Silver Charm and Serena’s Song; Ron McAnally, trainer of John Henry, Bayakoa, and Paseana; Jay Robbins, trainer of Tiznow and also repre-

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senting his father, Dr. Jack Robbins; Linda Mennis, a niece of Charles Strub; and Mel Stute, trainer of Snow Chief. Especially enthusiastically welcomed were former jockeys Delahoussaye, who noted that he lived in Arcadia for decades before recently moving back to his native Louisiana, and Pincay, who said he was pleased to see that his plaque was next to that of Bayakoa, “the best flly I ever rode.” “Tis project has been enthusiastically received by all of our business owners in the area, and we want to especially thank Santa Anita Park for its very generous help in funding it,” Snider said. In addition to Santa Anita as founding sponsor, at the Golden Horseshoe funding level are the Arcadia Historical Society and Mickey Segal, a former Arcadia mayor, and his wife. www.ctba.com

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PROFILE

CLIFF DeLIMA By Emily ShiEldS

A Full Speed AheAd

t 82 years old, Cliford DeLima vowed to cut back on the number of horses in his care. Te trainer has been busy with racehorses at the track, horses on his ranch in Livermore, and eight great-grandchildren to spoil. “I said I was going to cut down,” DeLima afrmed again, “but then Roy Guinnane and I went to a sale and came home with eight horses. We can’t go to sales anymore.” If DeLima and Guinnane are a little eager at the moment, no one can blame them. Teir 5-year-old gelding

Marino’s Wild Cat is now fve for nine lifetime after winning the $100,250 Harris Farms Stakes Oct. 5. Te 53⁄4-length victory was so impressive that it has DeLima and Guinnane dreaming of future stakes success, maybe even in Southern California. DeLima has trained some classy horses before, but his is far from a household name. He was born and raised in Hawaii, and when he turned 15, a visiting colonel from the United States Army befriended DeLima’s father. When it was time for the colonel to return to the U.S. (this being before Hawaii became a state),

Trainer Cliff DeLima (second from right), with Marino’s Wild Cat, his Harris Farms Stakes victor

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the younger DeLima found himself on a ship heading east with him. “Te colonel bought a couple of Toroughbreds in Hawaii and needed to get them back to the mainland,” DeLima said. “I was getting into all kinds of trouble, so they put me on a boat with two horses. I landed at the San Francisco pier.” DeLima found himself at the Pleasanton racetrack, caring for the horses for eight months. “He got rid of those horses, and we moved to Staten Island in New York,” DeLima recalled. “I got to know a guy

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who was going to college in Miami, so I got a ride down to Florida. It was there that I got hooked up with racing people again.” His second attempt at a life in the racing industry was derailed when DeLima entered the armed services via the 82nd Airborne Division. Finally, DeLima returned to California and found a job with trainer L.W. Kidd. “He was one of the best there ever was about taking care of a horse’s legs,” DeLima said. “He showed me a lot, taught me everything. From there I started rolling, training my own horses. I got married. We bought a ranch.” Te 80-acre Greenville Farm is home not only to equines but to DeLima’s daughter, granddaughter, and some great-grandchildren, including a month-old baby girl. “I’ve been married for 52 years, and I just love family,” DeLima said. “I love to spoil the kids. I have a great-grandson who is sharp as a tack; he knows everything. I am so grateful for all of this. When it comes down to it, the horses have been good to us.” Te frst good horse in DeLima’s life was Kay Cee, a California-bred by Khorassan II who dominated the Northern California fairs from 1965 through 1967. Among his wins were the Sacramento Stakes, Governor’s Handicap, and Alamedan Handicap. DeLima trained Maui Lyphear J. for a Japanese ownership group. Bred in Japan, the daughter of Lypheor (GB) won stakes races in 1986 and 1987, earning $169,225. DeLima ended up keeping the mare in California to breed when her career was over. From that arrangement,

Marino’s Wild Cat after taking the Harris Farms Stakes

Nothing bothers this horse. It’s too early to say how good he is, but after the race all he wanted to do was get on the van, eat, and sleep. I can take him anywhere.” — Clif DeLima

he got the best horse he’s ever trained. El Dorado Shooter, Maui Lyphear J.’s chestnut son by Man From Eldorado, was wickedly fast and earned $558,242 in his career. Among his 12 victories were the $142,500 Bay Meadows Breeders’ Cup Sprint Handicap (gr. III) and the Ken Maddy Sprint Handicap twice. El Dorado Shooter fnished in the top three 19 times in 33 starts. Te problem with both Maui Lyphear J. and El Dorado Shooter was their nerves. “She was so nervous that if you shipped her, it would take three weeks to quiet her down,” DeLima said. “Her son was the same way. Tey were so good, but they could have been really, really good!” DeLima has experience with hot horses, but prefers the quiet ones. “You can get a lot out of a quiet horse, but if

you have a radical one, you go nuts just trying to keep them happy.” With Perfect Meeting and Marino’s Wild Cat, DeLima has one of each. DeLima calls Perfect Meeting “a little frebug. She’s hot blooded and always on the go.” Guinnane owns the 5-year-old Cal-bred mare by Marino Marini—Lacey Meeting, by Lacey Evitan. Te anxious mare won her third race of 2014 at the Fresno Fair Oct. 10, boosting her record to three wins in eight starts. Marino’s Wild Cat, also by Marino Marini, is quiet as a mouse. “We bred him and raised him, started him of right,” DeLima said. “He looked like he would be okay, but when he frst won, we had to stop on him because he got a little sore.” Marino’s Wild Cat broke www.ctba.com

his maiden Nov. 3, 2012, and then was turned out for a long time. DeLima credits owner Guinnane for letting him “do what I want with the horses.” Marino’s Wild Cat did not return to the races until May 17, 2014, when he rewarded his connections with another win. Since then, the son of the Dayjur mare Faxene has boosted his record to fve wins in nine starts for earnings of $157,410. After three straight wins under Silvio Amador, Marino’s Wild Cat fnished fourth twice under diferent riders. “Taking Amador of was a dumb thing to do,” DeLima said. “It didn’t work at all.” Reunited with Amador, Marino’s Wild Cat destroyed the feld, including veteran stakes horses Ain’t No Other and Ourwestcoastghost in the Harris Farms Stakes. DeLima credits the gelding’s temperament. “Nothing bothers this horse,” he said. “It’s too early to say how good he is, but after the race all he wanted to do was get on the van, eat, and sleep. I can take him anywhere.” Guinnane and DeLima have a yearling half-sister to Marino’s Wild Cat by Square Eddie. “She’s really nice; I hope she turns out all right,” DeLima said. With eight new sales purchases to worry about, yearlings on the farm, and subsequent starts to plan for Marino’s Wild Cat and Perfect Meeting, the trainer has a lot on his plate. “And now Roy is talking about going down south to buy some weanlings,” DeLima confessed. So much for cutting back.

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Winners SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 – OCTOBER 22, 2014 3-Year-olds & Up Anziyan Royalty—Airsong: Air of Royalty (17-6), f, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 10/16, 6f, 1:9.70, $34,800. Benchmark—Striking Point: Luscious Lonna (89-48), m, 6 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STK, Miss America S., 10/18, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:43.93, $39,750. Blazonry—Carbon Copy (GB): Gospel Music (14-6), g, 4 yo, Zia Park, ALW, 10/11, 5 1/2f, 1:4.25, $16,500. Cyclotron—Louisiana Lawyer: Neversaynever (16-9), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 10/16, 1mi (T), 1:38.73, $12,240. Decarchy—Like a Deer: Deer Decarchy (87-40), g, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 9/21, 5 1/2f, 1:4.64, $10,200. Desert Code—Escape With Me: Cadillac Desert (25-9), f, 3 yo, Fresno, MCL, 10/12, 5 1/2f, 1:4.55, $9,050. Don'tsellmeshort—Adance: Silver Champ (36-18), g, 3 yo, Stockton, MCL, 9/26, 1mi, 1:40.04, $5,000. Don'tsellmeshort—Ez Money Honey: No Ez Money (36-18), g, 5 yo, Fresno, STR, 10/2, 6f, 1:9.46, $13,010. Don'tsellmeshort—My Country Girl: Country Scarlett (36-18), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 10/18, 6f, 1:12.36, $4,400. Game Plan—Sister Adiba: Justanother Bob (33-17), g, 6 yo, Lethbridge, STK, B Cup Three Year Old and Up Classic S., 9/27, 1 1/16mi, 1:49.63, $4,797. Good Journey—Kalookan Lass: Smart Journey (62-32), h, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 10/5, 1mi (T), 1:36.25, $33,600. Good Journey—Thewholeenchilada: Chilada (62-32), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 10/18, 1mi (T), 1:34.56, $34,800. Gotham City—Cheta: T. D.'s Gold (15-7), g, 4 yo, Fresno, STR, 10/10, 6f, 1:10.26, $18,050. Heatseeker (IRE)—Sophie's Joy: Ina Mina (57-28), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 10/16, 5 1/2f, 1:4.80, $11,400. Idiot Proof—Point Break: Frisco Fog (14-7), f, 3 yo, Fresno, ALW, 10/4, 6f, 1:10.20, $23,450. Iron Cat—Excess Lady: Steel Lady (15-9), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 10/2, 6 1/2f, 1:15.34, $33,600. Kafwain—Haleys Fury: Conundrum Pass (81-45), g, 3 yo, Stockton, MCL, 9/27, 6f, 1:12.19, $6,650. Lucky Pulpit—Miss Rainier: Federal Judge (64-27), g, 4 yo, Fresno, MCL, 10/5, 5 1/2f, 1:4.78, $5,000. Lucky Pulpit—Unusual Spirit: Her Lucky Spirit (64-27), f, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 10/20, 5f, 58.89, $3,646. Lucky Pulpit—Intricate: Stitched Up (64-27), f, 3 yo, Zia Park, ALW, 10/20, 6f, 1:12.23, $16,200. Marino Marini—Faxene: Marino's Wild Cat (78-37), g, 5 yo, Fresno, STK, Harris Farm S., 10/5, 6f, 1:8.61, $60,050. Marino Marini—Lacey Meeting: Perfect Meeting (78-37), m, 5 yo, Fresno, STR, 10/10, 6f, 1:10.63, $18,050. Marino Marini—Violet Brook: Rebecca's Surprise (78-37), f, 4 yo, Laurel Park, STR, 10/16, 1mi, 1:38.88, $15,390. McCann's Mojave—Sorority Bid: Mystique Smile (41-19), g, 3 yo, Fresno, MCL, 10/13, 6f, 1:11.77, $5,000. Ministers Wild Cat—You Are the Answer: Whatsthequestion (110-60), g, 4 yo, Penn National, AOC, 10/2, 1 1/16mi, 1:44.38, $18,240.

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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.

Old Topper—Cherokee Kiss: Top Kisser (72-38), m, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, STK, L.A. Woman S. (gr. III ), 10/4, 6 1/2f, 1:14.84, $60,000. Papa Clem—Vels Beauty: Ornery Strike (44-23), f, 3 yo, Albuquerque, ALW, 9/26, 5 1/2f, 1:4.69, $12,180. Papa Clem—Desert Pearls: Papa's Grandkids (44-23), f, 3 yo, Portland Meadows, MCL, 10/12, 5 1/2f, 1:7.30, $2,475. Popular—Miss Indiana: Pop Rod (16-9), g, 5 yo, Albuquerque, MCL, 9/21, 5f, 58.81, $5,580. Square Eddie—Marquis Diamond: More Complexity (34-16), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, ALW, 9/26, about 6 1/2f, 1:12.53, $45,240. Square Eddie—Meetmeinthewoods: Jimmy Bouncer (34-16), c, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 10/4, 6f, 1:8.62, $34,800. Square Eddie—Farnham: Frensham (34-16), c, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 10/19, about 6 1/2f, 1:13.16, $34,800. Stormin Fever—Please Lord: Please Everyone (73-31), f, 3 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 10/3, 4 1/2f, 52.68, $3,315. Surf Cat—Para Joyce: Surfing Angel (32-15), g, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 10/4, 5 1/2f, 1:4.19, $11,400. Swiss Yodeler—Flying Dyna: Lastchancesaloon (82-44), g, 3 yo, Fresno, MCL, 10/3, 6f, 1:11.48, $3,900. Swiss Yodeler—Blue Country: Londyn Peyton (82-44), m, 5 yo, Lethbridge, ALW, 10/4, about 6f, 1:13.80, $1,590. Swiss Yodeler—Mango Minou: Haute Hipster (82-44), f, 3 yo, Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort, MCL, 10/11, 5f, 1:2.32, $4,526. Tannersmyman—Major Issue: Prime Issue (41-23), g, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 10/11, 1 1/16mi, 1:42.38, $45,240. Terrell—Hanselina: Hanserella (50-31), m, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, STR, 10/3, about 6 1/2f, 1:13.64, $21,600. Terrell—Comedy Class: Roger Way (50-31), g, 4 yo, Fresno, MCL, 10/10, 6f, 1:11.04, $6,650. Time to Get Even—Christy's Hero: Time to Be a Hero (19-12), f, 3 yo, Lethbridge, STK, Fillies Oaks, 10/11, about 6f, 1:11.47, $4,876. Time to Get Even—Pivotal: Sciatica (19-12), g, 3 yo, Remington Park, MSW, 10/16, 6f, 1:10.60, $16,698. Tribal Rule—Lady Speaker: Gentleman Rick (178-99), g, 4 yo, Albuquerque, MCL, 9/27, 7f, 1:25.08, $5,580. Tribal Rule—Candy Factory: Patriots Rule (178-99), g, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 10/2, 1mi (T), 1:34.44, $45,240. Tribal Rule—Carla's Note: Tribal Note (178-99), g, 4 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 10/3, 4 1/2f, 52.34, $3,480. Tribal Rule—Green Flash: Tribal Flash (178-99), g, 3 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 10/10, 4 1/2f, 52.57, $3,535. Tribal Rule—Anachristina: Red Outlaw (178-99), g, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, STK, Uniformity S., 10/19, about 6 1/2f, 1:11.92, $60,900. Unusual Heat—Brite Betty: Bettys Bambino (121-50), g, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, ALW, 9/27, about 6 1/2f, 1:12.88, $45,240. Unusual Heat—Brite Betty: Bettys Bambino (121-50), g, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 10/16, about 6 1/2f, 1:12.44, $46,800. Unusual Heat—Kitty and Boo: Boozer (121-50), g, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, STK, California Flag H., 10/18, about 6 1/2f, 1:12.36, $60,000.

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Vronsky—Nikkissilverjet: Veronica Bay (46-25), f, 3 yo, Belmont Park, MCL, 9/28, 6f (T), 1:9.63, $24,600. Vronsky—Shesonaroll: Cheeseonaroll (46-25), m, 6 yo, Fresno, MCL, 10/13, 1mi, 1:41.79, $3,900.

2-Year-olds Awesome Gambler—Santuchee: Awe Gee (40-9), f, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 10/4, 6f, 1:11.02, $18,600. Comic Strip—Cottonwood Babe: Cash Only (21-13), g, 2 yo, Stockton, MCL, 9/21, 5f, 59.34, $6,650. Comic Strip—Ivy Lane: Cartoonist (21-13), c, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 10/18, 6f, 1:10.51, $20,280. Decarchy—Ashley's Folly: Ashley's Sassy (87-40), f, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 10/2, 6f, 1:9.91, $34,800. Elusive Warning—Baba Zula: Ain't Misbehavin (4-2), c, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 9/27, 6f, 1:12.56, $18,600. Grazen—Cherry Gold: Tatum's Gold (13-6), f, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 9/26, 6 1/2f, 1:16.02, $33,600. Lucky J. H.—Julies Desert Star: Lucky Julie (32-14), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 10/18, 1mi, 1:41.07, $8,400. Lucky Pulpit—Tamarack Bay: Pulmarack (64-27), c, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 10/17, 1mi, 1:38.25, $33,600. Mesa Thunder—Brilliant Sunlight: Aloha Ke Akua (1-1), f, 2 yo, Fresno, MCL, 10/9, 5 1/2f, 1:6.65, $6,650. Ministers Wild Cat—Sailor's Sister: Wildcat Sailor (110-60), g, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 10/2, 6f, 1:10.95, $13,800. Ministers Wild Cat—Silent Stalk: Stalk the Wildcat (110-60), c, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 10/18, 6f, 1:10.07, $20,280. Old Topper—Senority: Ferrero (72-38), g, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 10/18, 5 1/2f, 1:5.52, $18,600. Papa Clem—Glitteringmischief: Mischief Clem (44-23), c, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 10/3, 6f, 1:9.75, $34,800. Papa Clem—Glamour Cat: Niassa (44-23), f, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 10/16, 6f, 1:10.52, $33,600. Papa Clem—Swift Trick: Watdifrenzdzitmake (44-23), f, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 10/18, 1mi, 1:40.44, $13,800. Popular—Mission High: Mission Street (16-9), g, 2 yo, Stockton, MCL, 9/28, 1mi, 1:41.44, $6,650. Roi Charmant—Marty's Zee: Mahorney (7-3), g, 2 yo, Fresno, STR, 10/2, 5 1/2f, 1:5.89, $13,010. Square Eddie—Mama Lula: Walloping Lula (34-16), f, 2 yo, Stockton, MCL, 9/21, 5 1/2f, 1:6.11, $9,050. Tannersmyman—Ready Maid: Hula Girl (41-23), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 10/19, 5 1/2f, 1:5.01, $4,950. Trapper—Waytoomuchfun: Her Again (17-10), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 10/17, 5 1/2f, 1:3.95, $20,280. Vronsky—Allswellthatnswell: Acceptance (46-25), c, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 10/5, 6 1/2f, 1:15.27, $33,600.


Health – Laminitis Part 2 they quickly bruise and go lame on hard or rocky ground. TRIMMING AND SHOEING

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r. Scott Morrison, a veterinarian/farrier at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., is often called upon to care for and shoe foundered horses. “Te ones I generally see are horses that have been chronically foundered for a long time and the owner wants to know how best to shoe the horse to get the cofn bone back into normal position again,” he said. “Te ones that have rotated but are still growing sole and wall can be helped over time by getting the bone back into position and normal alignment. Normal alignment is about 0 to 5 degrees—the angle the cofn bone makes with the ground. Our goal is to get the

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horse back to a normal angle and normal amount of sole depth.” With many chronic founder cases, the horse’s heel grows faster than the toe. (For a look at early treatment of laminitis and the acute phase, see the October issue of California Toroughbred.) “Tat is probably the hoof’s way to try to fx the imbalance between the health of the laminae and the pull from the deep fexor tendon,” said Morrison. “It’s almost like the foot is making itself a little wedge by growing more heel.” Many horses get around all right but are still a little sore because the cofn bone is out of alignment. Tey often have a very thin sole, and the front of the cofn bone is right above the sole with very little cushion between it and the ground. Tese horses may do fne on soft footing, but

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“Tere are diferent ways to help these horses,” said Morrison. “Often it’s a balancing game, decreasing tension on the deep digital fexor tendon. When you look at the foot, your logical reaction would be to trim down the long heel. You look at the radiograph and foot and want to trim the heel, and take some of the front of the toe of, where it’s not parallel to the bone. But if you trim the heel too much, this puts more tension on the tendon and makes the cofn bone rotate more. “Our rule is to trim for balance, shoe the horse to decrease tension on the tendon, and provide support. We do trim the heel a little, but whatever we take of with the trim, we usually replace with a wedge on the shoe. It seems redundant—to replace what we take of. But what this accomplishes, rather than having the weight right on the tip of the cofn bone, is having more shared weight distribution along the whole bottom part of the cofn bone.” An analogy would be like a person standing on tiptoe. “Te angle of the bottom of the foot to the ground would be about 45 degrees, and all the weight is concentrated on the toe,” said Morrison. “If you place that person’s foot on a board, then tip the whole board 45 degrees, the foot is still 45 degrees to the ground, but the weight is along the whole bottom of the foot, relieving pressure on the toe. So you trim the heel down, but replace it with a wedge. Also, when you trim the heel, the foot can bear weight farther back. “We trim the heel, then design a shoe with a heel wedge or elevation that provides at least as much or slightly more than what we took of. We also try to get the horse to break over fairly far back. Looking at the foot from the side, I drop a plumb line from the front of the coronary band to the ground, and try to get the breakover right there—which is near or slightly behind the apex of the frog. You want the breakover to be behind the diseased tissue at the toe, to put less stress on the laminae. “Tat point—the line down from the front of the coronary band to the ground—


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Health – Laminitis Part 2 is also the horse’s center of pressure. When you put a horse on a force plate, it will show that this is where the most pressure is, on the foot. If you can get the foot to break over there, you take a lot of stress of the foot. “We roll the sides of the shoe as well, so the foot can break over to either side easier when turning. We add support material under a pad or a heart bar or a plate in the bottom of the shoe so we can fll the back half of the foot with silicone or putty to take stress of the laminae. “You must be careful which structures you load. Sometimes a horse will be sore in the toe, and you don’t want to load a structure that’s sore.” Te shoe can be made out of anything and doesn’t need to be fancy. “You can use an aluminum shoe with a wedge pad and a rocker toe,” said Morrison. “Some people use a wooden clog shoe. You can cut a piece of wood and trim it to meet your requirements, then glue it onto the foot. Tis is easy and cheap. When you know the basic mechanics needed, you can use any shoe or whatever is available and modify it to treat the foot. “You generally want something relatively soft on the bottom that won’t generate a lot of vibration. Wood is good for this purpose because it absorbs a lot of concussion. Before any of these new shoes were available and before we had the idea of using wood, I’d cut up rubber stall mats and rivet or screw those pads onto the bottom of an aluminum plate. Tis created a plate shoe with a rubber bottom, and horses really liked that.” No one shoe fxes everything. “Te important thing is to understand

Te shoe can be made out of anything and doesn’t need to be fancy.

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shoeing the FOUNDERED foot

the mechanics of the foot and the forces at play that you need to combat,” said Morrison. “Ten you can create something that will work for that particular horse. “You are trying to increase sole growth and sole depth under the tip of the coffn bone. I radiograph the horse every time I shoe him, every fve to six weeks, to check progress. We also look for new growth rings coming down from the coronary band. You know a foundered foot is balanced when it grows an even hoof wall and the new set of growth rings are parallel and not wider at the heel than at the toe.” Not everyone has access to radiographs, so it’s good to read the growth rings. Hoof growth and sole depth usually go hand in hand. Once the sole grows enough to protect the foot, the horse is more likely to stay sound. Te special shoes help change the growth pattern of the foot. “You are speeding up toe growth and slowing down heel growth—taking a lot of stress of the tendon,” said Morrison. “Over time, as sole depth increases, the sole at the toe will match the sole depth in the heel area. Ten the cofn bone is realigned and parallel to the ground again.” You don’t force the realignment by trimming. Instead, you realign it by changing the way the hoof grows. “You can trim the heel back and take a radiograph and say it’s fxed, but the horse will just get more sore,” said Morrison. “If the foot grows that way by itself, however, then you know the foot is truly balanced and rehabilitated. “Once the bone is back into alignment and the growth rings show this, I usually keep the horse in that kind of shoe until the new growth has come at least halfway down the wall before I try to scale down the mechanics.” At that point he uses a little less wedge. “Usually, those horses always need to stay in some kind of shoe or trim that eases breakover. If the horse is barefoot, you have to keep trimming so the breakover is right under the coronary band.

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Wooden clog shoe for foundered foot

Soft boots are sometimes used to cushion the feet in an acute case of laminitis

Even though the horse grows a whole new foot and the cofn bone is back in alignment, the laminae are never quite as strong again. You need to baby that foot, easing the breakover to reduce the stress.” Morrison suggests having radiographs taken a couple of times a year to check sole depth and to make sure the cofn bone stays in alignment. “If it starts getting out of whack, you may have to go back to adding slightly more mechanics to the shoe in the form of a little wedge or more support,” he said. “A lot of these horses will go back to high levels of athletic competition, even though the laminae remain somewhat compromised forever. I’ve had racehorses that have gone back to winning races and some hunter/jumpers, dressage horses, and polo ponies that go back to their previous level of work. You just need to watch them and keep them shod properly—and pick up on little things before they become big problems.” CHRONIC UNCOMPENSATED FOUNDERED FEET

Some of the more serious cases require tenotomies, where the deep digital tendon must be cut.


“Some horses’ feet have the wall completely separated and pinching the coronary band,” said Morrison. “Tese need part of the wall resected. “Tenotomies have gotten a bad name in the literature over the past years. A lot of the studies, when they do deep digital tenotomy, never mention how the horse was shod or trimmed afterward. Te shoeing is crucial to make a tenotomy work. Statistics on horses’ recovery in cases where the cofn bone comes through the sole have been poor. Most people say that a horse whose bone comes through the bottom of the foot has no hope for recovery. “We have done more than 300 tenotomies in our practice. Looking at all our cases for a study, we put them into categories—the ones in which the cofn bones had penetrated the sole, and the ones that didn’t, and the amount of bone disease they had. “We followed these horses for a couple of years, and they had to be at least pasture sound for a year before we consider it a success. Eighty-eight percent of our cases that had penetrated the sole became pasture sound after a tenotomy, with special shoeing. So our statistics are a lot diferent than some of the other studies. “We shoe them a certain way, after we cut the tendon. Te biggest limiting factor for long-term soundness on a foundered horse is health of the cofn bone. If the cofn bone stays healthy, most of these horses do well, long term, even after a tenotomy. “In a foundered horse, if the bone is left out of position and the foot is not growing sole, the tip of the cofn bone starts eroding away, sufering bone damage. Once the horse starts losing the tip of the cofn bone, this becomes a continual source of pain. “As long as the cofn bone stays healthy and well padded with enough sole, these horses can usually be rehabilitated— even the ones where the bone has come through the bottom of the hoof. If we can get to them quickly and treat them before the bone becomes eroded, they do fairly well. We’ve had some recover enough to go back into work and lower-impact athletic careers. “Bone damage is what you want to prevent. Te cofn bone is the foundation 54

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Not everyone has access to radiographs, so it’s good to read the growth rings. Hoof growth and sole depth usually go hand in hand. Once the sole grows enough to protect the foot, the horse is more likely to stay sound. for the whole hoof. If the horse doesn’t have a good foundation, he can’t grow a good hoof. “When we did our tenotomy study, of the ones that had badly damaged cofn bones, only 44 percent of those horses did well—becoming pasture sound or better after a year. But as long as the cofn bone was still healthy, our success rate with tenotomy was around 85 percent—for all uncompensated cases that were unresponsive to shoeing alone. “After we cut the tendon, we glue a shoe on that’s perfectly parallel to the bottom of the bone (for sole support). So it involves wedging up the toe. After cutting the tendon, you don’t have to worry about putting more tension on the tendon while you are putting the cofn bone back into normal alignment because it’s been transected. Te cut ends of the tendon will heal over three to four months. Tere will be a little scar tissue, but it can be quite functional.”

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Some horses’ cofn bones sink rather than rotate—the whole bone drops, or sinks, on one side or the other. “Te horses that sink need a diferent type of shoeing,” said Morrison. “Instead of wedging them up, we keep the cofn bone fat and use a foot cast. Tis helps decrease the shear force on the laminae in the heel and quarter on the side that dropped.” Sometimes Morrison will make a horizontal groove in the wall beneath the coronary band on the side that sinks and then put the hoof in a foot cast. “If you palpate the coronary band on that side, it will have a cavity where the bone has sunk under the hoof capsule and pulled on the skin. Once there’s a depression, it damages the coronary band in that region and it won’t grow hoof wall on that side.” Te grooving will often restore hoofwall growth. “Sinkers have a poor prognosis,” said Morrison. “In horses we’ve followed at our clinic, only 18 percent were successful. Most studies show only 5 to 10 percent success. If they rotate, you can always try to do things to shift the weight to the heel with wedges, or cut the tendon. But when the bone sinks or goes down on one side, it’s more difcult because there’s no way to shift the weight—you are trying to fght gravity—so we use foot casts. “When the bone sinks and the laminae separate at the heels and quarters, any twisting or turning motion causes more separation. Immobilizing reduces that stress. On the bottom of the cast we create a round ball shape so the hoof can readily turn any direction. Tis takes a lot of stress of the laminae and reduces that shearing, twisting force.” Te many ways to deal with laminitis and founder give horses more hope today than they had 20 years ago. Many people still think that once a horse’s cofn bone has penetrated the sole, they have to put the horse down. But this is no longer true. “Te horse may not be an athlete again but has a good chance to recover well enough for breeding or good quality of life at pasture,” said Morrison. “Te owner needs to get a specialist involved, however, to make sure there will be good chance for success.”


2014 Leading breeders in CaLiFOrnia by earnings (THrU OCT. 22, 2014)

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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 J. Paul Reddam Dahlberg Farms LLC Ballena Vista Farm Lee Searing & Susan Searing Liberty Road Stables Old English Rancho Donald R. Dizney Nick Cafarchia Madeline Auerbach Thomas Newton Bell & Ross John McLeod Alex Paszkeicz Thomas W. Bachman B&B Zietz Stables, Inc. Ed Delaney Ellen Jackson Bruce Headley, Irwin Molasky & Andrew Molasky Madeline Auerbach & Barry Abrams Joseph P. Morey Jr. Revocable Trust Daehling Ranch LLC Dr. & Mrs. William T. Gray DVM Dinesh Maniar B Abrams, V Loverso, C Perez, Huston Racing & M Auerbach Richard Allen Kritzski Harris Farms & Donald Valpredo Mercedes Stables LLC Rod Rodriguez & Lorraine Rodriguez Scott Gross & Mark Devereaux Summer Mayberry Roger Stein Oak Hill Farm Joseph A. Duffel Carol A. Lingenfelter Applebite Farms Larry Mabee Madera Thoroughbreds LLC Baseline Equine LLC Legacy Ranch Donald Valpredo ARCHA Racing Inc. Old English Rancho & Berumen Alesia, Ciaglia & Mellen Desperado Stables, Inc. Barbara Kelly Gary Barber Mr. & Mrs. Larry Williams Salah Said Al-Mudarris SLU, Inc. Revocable Trust of Dr. Mikel C. Harrington and Patricia O. Harrington

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Leading Earner

California Chrome ($3,327,800) Top Kisser ($216,550) My Fiona ($134,100) Velvet Mesquite ($207,006) Tamarando ($210,000) Grazenette ($113,500) Warren's Jen Fizz ($77,530) Brilliant Melody ($116,144) More Complexity ($152,320) Patriots Rule ($231,920) Big Macher ($425,250) Wake Up Nick ($308,784) Red Outlaw ($314,900) Celebrity Status ($64,522) Rovenna ($327,570) My Slew ($104,200) Heat Du Jour ($155,498) Alert Bay ($362,000) Pepper Crown ($207,633) Unusual Way ($127,755) Kathleen Rose ($220,970) Susans Express ($110,500) Downtown C. T. ($115,687) Cyclometer ($206,450) Heat Flash ($137,496) Alternate Plan ($33,781) Sing and Tell ($122,662) Weewinnin ($137,500) Wild in the Saddle ($50,880) Boozer ($255,232) Awesome Return ($242,160) Long Hot Summer ($130,500) Rock Me Baby ($161,388) Halo Dolly ($106,210) Big Bane Theory ($144,000) Go West Marie ($225,500) Benba ($78,570) Sagebrush Queen ($176,920) Atomic Rule ($73,280) Wonderful Lie ($136,040) Roman Tizzy ($42,940) Storm Fighter ($115,558) Got Even ($106,134) Q' Viva ($63,690) Mom's Winner ($36,350) Do Some Magic ($56,000) Soi Phet ($203,410) Poshsky ($119,970) Bettys Bambino ($198,036) Loveintheshadows ($83,466) Full Dancer ($110,256) Tribal Spy ($150,314) Atta' Boy Woody ($52,600) Salah Champ ($162,910) Mischief Clem ($79,800) Better Bet ($59,240)

Earnings

$3,327,800 $2,178,001 $1,341,869 $1,204,311 $1,007,146 $979,138 $885,281 $688,619 $673,434 $672,819 $658,698 $652,726 $583,953 $487,655 $464,471 $413,192 $371,518 $362,300 $357,707 $357,462 $350,377 $328,384 $326,093 $321,290 $311,679 $307,195 $299,164 $268,461 $255,570 $255,232 $242,160 $240,008 $238,628 $238,340 $231,080 $225,555 $222,948 $218,155 $218,025 $218,024 $213,968 $212,818 $210,754 $210,723 $209,146 $207,872 $203,410 $200,040 $198,036 $197,923 $195,902 $189,870 $186,805 $180,570 $177,803 $177,542


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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) Races Rnrs Won

Sire

Rnrs

Strts

Races Won

1 ‡ Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

232

1306

184

$4,595,068

181

950

169

$4,447,447

64

315

44

$4,221,381

678

82

$3,479,344

Sire Earned

Runner

1 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

64

44 $4,221,381

$65,959

2 * Tribal Rule,1996, by Storm Cat

2 * Beau Genius, 1985, by Bold Ruckus

10

10

$493,127

$49,313

3 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

3 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

16

16

$517,895

$32,368

4 Unusual Heat,1990, by Nureyev

121

4 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

121

Earned

82 $3,479,344

$28,755

5 # Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

102

629

88

$2,254,627

5 Fullbridled, 2001, by Unbridled’s Song

12

13

$328,892

$27,408

6 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 110

666

95

$1,994,524

6 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

22

18

$558,697

$25,395

7 Decarchy,1997, by Distant View

88

468

68

$1,923,237

$25,344

8 † Benchmark,1991, by Alydar

93

538

87

$1,902,859

9 * Bertrando,1989, by Skywalker

90

481

70

$1,840,495

10 Good Journey,1996, by Nureyev

71

394

65

$1,643,029

11 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

78

513

73

$1,591,794

12 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

85

530

79

$1,563,707

13 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 60

362

42

$1,297,255

7 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

46

8 * Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

35 $1,165,804

181 169 $4,447,447

9 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

$24,572

34

23

$810,257

$23,831

10 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev

71

65 $1,643,029

$23,141

11 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

13

12 Idiot Proof, 2004, by Benchmark

14

13 # Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

102

14 Bedford Falls, 2003, by Forestry

9

$299,838

12

$23,064

$321,856

$22,990

14 Old Topper,1995, by Gilded Time

72

456

62

$1,263,719

88 $2,254,627

$22,104

15 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

80

440

68

$1,252,878

16

14

$351,271

$21,954

16 Vronsky,1999, by Danzig

46

239

35

$1,165,804

15 * Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie

40

34

$874,647

$21,866

17 Swiss Yodeler,1994, by Eastern Echo

83

537

85

$1,112,867

16 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

88

68 $1,923,237

$21,855

18 Stormin Fever,1994, by Storm Cat

76

388

45

$1,010,325

17 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 60

42 $1,297,255

$21,621

19 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

44

208

33

$916,854

18 * Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West

10

$21,003

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

51

269

43

$878,222

40

220

34

$874,647

15

$315,040

19 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

44

33

$916,854

$20,838

21 * Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie

20 † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

93

87 $1,902,859

$20,461

22 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

34

150

23

$810,257

23 Tizbud,1999, by Cee’s Tizzy

45

247

29

$762,591

2014 Leading TUrF sires in CaLiFOrnia

24 * Terrell, 2000, by Distorted Humor

50

350

53

$741,407

(MiniMUM 100 sTarTs)

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

53

350

40

$734,899

26 Affirmative,1999, by Unbridled

33

193

19

$595,140

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

52

296

54

$581,237

Sire

Rnrs Strts Wnrs Wins

Earned

1 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

82 353

31

48 $2,473,913

28 * Salt Lake,1989, by Deputy Minister

40

227

40

$580,195

2 * Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

70 149

19

24 $1,258,327

29 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

37

184

27

$575,962

3 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev

41 173

14

22 $1,044,454

30 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

22

147

18

$558,697

4 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

49 134

11

16

$992,180

31 Globalize,1997, by Summer Squall

31

171

23

$524,453

5 ‡ Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

94 260

23

29

$936,346

32 Sea of Secrets,1995, by Storm Cat

56

325

45

$523,395

6 † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

22

6

13

$602,248

33 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

16

78

16

$517,895

$578,278

34 Tannersmyman,1998, by Lord Carson

41

239

42

$512,369

$455,754

35 * Beau Genius,1985, by Bold Ruckus

10

63

10

$493,127

$453,060

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

41

208

32

$463,995

$386,761

37 Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee’s Tizzy

32

128

18

$451,789

38 Comic Strip,1995, by Red Ransom

21

124

16

$429,638

39 Surf Cat, 2002, by Sir Cat

33

185

24

$414,852

40 Freespool,1996, by Geiger Counter

26

154

30

$411,014

41 • Skimming,1996, by Nureyev

40

222

31

$407,864

42 Game Plan,1993, by Danzig

33

181

27

$406,247

43 Sought After, 2000, by Seeking the Gold

25

133

12

$386,737

7 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 35 8 # Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

39

9 * In Excess (IRE), 1987, by Siberian Express 10 * Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

17 32

69 96 99 49 83

11 9 4 7

13 13 9 10

11 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

25

68

6

8

$322,084

12 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

11

32

4

5

$310,628

13 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

16

35

5

9

$289,158

14 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

19

50

3

5

$255,156

15 * Terrell, 2000, by Distorted Humor

16

56

8

10

$253,573

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

30

81

5

9

$247,073

44 Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest40

182

12

$383,244

17 Affirmative, 1999, by Unbridled

22

55

4

4

$242,058

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

124

28

$373,114

18 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

10

25

3

4

$225,043

46 * Perfect Mandate,1996, by Gone West

28

184

28

$362,165

19 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

10

29

3

5

$217,327

47 Formal Gold,1993, by Black Tie Affair (IRE).... 49

264

28

$352,356

20 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

20

51

7

8

$199,172

48 Bedford Falls, 2003, by Forestry

78

14

$351,271

16

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 did not stand 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 Oct. 22, 2014.

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Leading California Sires Lists 2014 Leading sires in CaLiFOrnia by nUMber OF winners

2014 Leading sires in CaLiFOrnia by Median earnings per rUnner (MiniMUM 10 rUnners) Sire

Rnrs

Wnrs

Races Won

1 ‡ Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

232

112

184

$4,595,068

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

181

100

169

$4,447,447

Sire

Races Rnrs Won

Earned

Median

1 Lone Star Special, 2005, by Malabar Gold

13

13

$200,512 $17,774

2 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

34

23

$810,257 $14,135

3 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 110

60

95

$1,994,524

3 Trapper, 2000, by Iron Cat

17

13

$242,685 $14,010

4 # Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

102

56

88

$2,254,627

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

28

$373,114 $13,750

5 † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

93

51

87

$1,902,859

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

60

42 $1,297,255 $12,805

6 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

121

50

82

$3,479,344

6 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

16

16

7 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

121

$517,895 $12,780

7 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

85

46

79

$1,563,707

82 $3,479,344 $12,730

8 Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo

83

45

85

$1,112,867

9 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

78

44

73

$1,591,794

8 * Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie

40

34

$874,647 $12,716

9 Fullbridled, 2001, by Unbridled’s Song

12

13

$328,892 $12,253

10 * Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

90

42

70

$1,840,495

10 * Perfect Mandate, 1996, by Gone West

28

28

$362,165 $12,154

11 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

88

40

68

$1,923,237

11 * Our New Recruit, 1999, by Alphabet Soup

10

13

$140,370 $11,783

12 Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

72

38

62

$1,263,719

12 Prime Timber, 1996, by Sultry Song

17

12

$229,280 $11,730

13 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev

71

37

65

$1,643,029

13 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

22

18

$558,697 $11,653

Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

80

37

68

$1,252,878

181 169 $4,447,447 $11,555

15 Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

76

32

45

$1,010,325

16 * Terrell, 2000, by Distorted Humor

50

31

53

$741,407

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

60

28

42

$1,297,255

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

51

28

43

$878,222

Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (IRE)

52

28

54

$581,237

64

26

44

$4,221,381

56

26

45

$523,395

46

25

35

$1,165,804

14 * Tribal Rule, 1996-14, by Storm Cat 15 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

44

16 # Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

102

33

$916,854 $11,456

88 $2,254,627 $11,419

17 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

37

27

18 Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

72

62 $1,263,719 $10,473

19 ‡ Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

$575,962 $10,549

232 184 $4,595,068 $10,189

20 * Salt Lake, 1989, by Deputy Minister

40

40

$580,195 $10,153

20 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat 22 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

2014 Leading sires in CaLiFOrnia by average earnings per sTarT

2014 Leading sires in CaLiFOrnia by nUMber OF raCes wOn

(MiniMUM 100 sTarTs) Sire

Rnrs

Srts

Earned

1 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

64

315 $4,221,381

2 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

34

150

3 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

121

4 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

Start

$13,401

Sire

Rnrs

Srts

Races Won

Earned

1 ‡ Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

232 1306

184

$810,257

$5,402

2 # Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

181

950

169

$4,595,068 $4,447,447

678 $3,479,344

$5,132

3 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 110

666

95

$1,994,524

46

239 $1,165,804

$4,878

4 # Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

102

629

88

$2,254,627

5 * Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

181

950 $4,447,447

$4,682

5 † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

93

538

87

$1,902,859

6 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

44

208

$916,854

$4,408

6 Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo

83

537

85

$1,112,867

7 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev

71

394 $1,643,029

$4,170

7 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

121

678

82

$3,479,344

8 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

88

468 $1,923,237

$4,109

8 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

85

530

79

$1,563,707

9. * Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie

40

220

$874,647

$3,976

9 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

78

513

73

$1,591,794

10 * Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

90

481 $1,840,495

$3,826

10 * Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

90

481

70

$1,840,495

11 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

22

147

$3,801

11 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

88

468

68

$1,923,237

12 # Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

$558,697

102

629 $2,254,627

$3,584

80

440

68

$1,252,878

Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 60

362 $1,297,255

$3,584

13 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev

71

394

65

$1,643,029

Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

14 † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

93

538 $1,902,859

$3,537

14 Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

72

456

62

$1,263,719

15 Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee’s Tizzy

32

128

$3,530

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

52

296

54

$581,237

$3,518

16 * Terrell, 2000, by Distorted Humor

50

350

53

$741,407

$3,465

17 Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

76

388

45

$1,010,325

Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat

16 ‡ Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat 17 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

60

Earned

$451,789

232 1,306 $4,595,068 21

124

$429,638

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

51

269

$878,222

$3,265

56

325

45

$523,395

19 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

37

184

$575,962

$3,130

19 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

64

315

44

$4,221,381

20 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

78

513 $1,591,794

$3,103

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

51

269

43

$878,222

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Leading California Sires Lists 2014 Leading sires OF TwO-year-OLds in CaLiFOrnia by MOney wOn Sire

1 ‡ Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

2014 Leading sires OF TwO-year-OLds in CaLiFOrnia by nUMber OF winners

Rnrs

Strts

Won

Earned

Sire

Rnrs

Wnrs

Races Won

Earned

44

106

19

$741,193

1 ‡ Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

44

14

19

$741,193

2 * Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie

8

28

6

$393,294

2 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

18

7

8

$330,536

3 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

18

50

8

$330,536

3 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

4 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

19

49

4

$182,307

Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

6

19

3

$157,504

Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo

13

28

3

$153,439

Bushwacker, 2002, by Outflanker

7 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 10

27

4

$144,118

7 * Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

8 Swiss Yodeler,1994, by Eastern Echo

8

26

4

$142,181

Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

9 Decarchy,1997, by Distant View

6

16

2

$132,103

10 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

6

16

3

$126,462

11 Bushwacker, 2002, by Outflanker

12

51

4

$124,785

12 Globalize,1997, by Summer Squall

3

14

2

$117,648

Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

13 Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest 13

35

2

$117,563

14 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

21

2

$105,066

5 * Tribal Rule,1996, by Storm Cat 6 Stormin Fever,1994, by Storm Cat

9

19

4

4

$182,307

10

4

4

$144,118

8

4

4

$142,181

12

4

4

$124,785

6

3

3

$157,504

13

3

3

$153,439

Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

6

3

3

$126,462

Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee’s Tizzy

7

3

3

$93,615

Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

5

3

4

$91,058

8

3

3

$83,590

Formal Gold, 1993, by Black Tie Affair (IRE)

9

3

5

$57,703

Tannersmyman, 1998, by Lord Carson

4

3

3

$38,705

15 * Bertrando,1989, by Skywalker

5

11

1

$98,562

15 * Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie

8

2

6

$393,294

16 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

4

18

2

$94,254

Globalize, 1997, by Summer Squall

3

2

2

$117,648

17 Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee’s Tizzy

7

23

3

$93,615

Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest 13

2

2

$117,563

18

5

9

4

$91,058

Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

9

2

2

$105,066

Benchmark,1991, by Alydar

19 Roi Charmant, 2001, by Evansville Slew

2

12

2

$89,407

Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

4

2

2

$94,254

20 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

6

11

2

$87,878

Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

8

2

2

$60,141

Trapper, 2000, by Iron Cat

3

2

2

$51,758

Surf Cat, 2002, by Sir Cat

6

2

2

$49,730

Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev

8

2

2

$40,763

Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

2

2

2

$39,910

2014 Leading sires OF TwO-year-OLds in CaLiFOrnia by average earnings per rUnner (MiniMUM 5 rUnners) Races Rnrs Won

Sire

Runner

1 * Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie

8

6

$393,294

$49,162

2 * Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

6

3

$157,504

$26,251

3 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

6

2

$132,103

$22,017

2014 Leading sires OF TwO-year-OLds in CaLiFOrnia by nUMber OF raCes wOn Rnrs

Srts

Races Won

Earned

1 ‡ Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

44

106

19

$741,193

Sire

4 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

6

3

$126,462

$21,077

2 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

18

50

8

$330,536

5 * Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

5

1

$98,562

$19,712

3 * Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie

8

28

6

$393,294

6 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

18

8

$330,536

$18,363

4 Formal Gold, 1993, by Black Tie Affair (IRE)

9

27

5

$57,703

5

4

$91,058

$18,212

5 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

19

49

4

$182,307

10

27

4

$144,118

8

26

4

$142,181

7

Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

8 Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo

8

4

$142,181

$17,773

Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

9 ‡ Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

44

19

$741,193

$16,845

Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo

6

2

$87,878

$14,646

Bushwacker, 2002, by Outflanker

12

51

4

$124,785

11 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 10

4

$144,118

$14,412

Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

5

9

4

$91,058

10 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run 12 Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee’s Tizzy

7

3

$93,615

$13,374

6

19

3

$157,504

13 Grace Upon Grace, 2007, by Rio Verde

6

0

$79,615

$13,269

Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

3

28

3

$153,439

13

3

$153,439

$11,803

Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

6

16

3

$126,462

9

2

$105,066

$11,674

Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee’s Tizzy

7

23

3

$93,615

14 Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat 15 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark 16 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike 17 Bushwacker, 2002, by Outflanker 18 Council Member, 2002, by Seattle Slew

8

3

$83,590

$10,449

Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

8

14

3

$83,590

4

$124,785

$10,399

Tannersmyman, 1998, by Lord Carson

4

10

3

$38,705

5

1

$50,436

$10,087

4

$182,307

$9,595

20 Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest 13

2

$117,563

$9,043

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10 * Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

12 19

19 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

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Russian Courage, 1989, by Nijinsky II 17 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View Globalize, 1997, by Summer Squall

7

21

3

$22,568

6

16

2

$132,103

3

14

2

$117,648


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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 13 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 30 31 32

35 36 38 39 40 41

44 45 46 48 50 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 ‡ Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat † Birdonthewire, 1989, by Proud Birdie # Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar † One Man Army, 1994, by Roman Diplomat * 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 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway # Prime Timber, 1996, by Sultry Song Affirmative, 1999, by Unbridled * 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 Bartok (IRE), 1991, by Fairy King Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike * Siberian Summer, 1989, by Siberian Express Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee's Tizzy Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time Silic (FR), 1995, by Sillery Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (IRE) Suances (GB), 1997, by Most Welcome (GB) 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 Iron Cat, 1995, by Storm Cat13 Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig † Latin American, 1988, by Riverman Globalize, 1997, by Summer Squall * Thisnearlywasmine, 1994, by Capote

Avg Named Crops Size Foals

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

31 48 12 52 20 50 16 59 61 98 16 57 54 9 39 60 73 61 21 36 25 14 28 45 11 7 32 10 11 43 56 19 57 32 30 18 46 18 17 17 25 41 22 23 38 31 14 29 18 17 8

155 668 59 994 137 449 81 1064 553 490 268 341 706 83 749 717 438 487 150 107 227 86 527 271 135 107 453 112 79 936 734 205 113 416 120 54 510 179 118 116 127 288 291 182 456 62 8 429 313 169 78

Graded 2YO Runners

Stakes Winners

Stakes Winners

Progeny Winners

Comp Winners

Earnings

AEI

Index

91-59% 489-73% 21-36% 743-75% 78-57% 112-25% 56-69% 805-76% 412-75% 374-76% 193-72% 270-79% 538-76% 52-63% 616-82% 523-73% 195-45% 364-75% 100-67% 76-71% 183-81% 56-65% 407-77% 217-80% 105-78% 70-65% 336-74% 88-79% 58-73% 733-78% 565-77% 159-78% 46-41% 310-75% 77-64% 36-67% 410-80% 126-70% 89-75% 63-54% 51-40% 209-73% 195-67% 132-73% 378-83% 25-40% 113-76% 320-75% 212-68% 119-70% 51-65%

61-39% 349-52% 19-32% 558-56% 51-37% 74-16% 39-48% 558-52% 295-53% 251-51% 138-51% 198-58% 412-58% 35-42% 465-62% 364-51% 140-32% 268-55% 60-40% 50-47% 147-65% 32-37% 299-57% 158-58% 75-56% 40-37% 208-46% 74-66% 45-57% 594-63% 408-56% 102-50% 27-24% 217-52% 35-29% 20-37% 319-63% 77-43% 73-62% 37-32% 41-32% 145-50% 143-49% 89-49% 275-60% 13-21% 94-64% 252-59% 137-44% 85-50% 37-47%

26-17% 44- 7% 0- 0% 117-12% 8- 6% 11- 2% 9-11% 123-12% 101-18% 98-20% 39-15% 53-16% 107-15% 3- 4% 138-18% 113-16% 37- 8% 87-18% 9- 6% 18-17% 29-13% 5- 6% 61-12% 39-14% 16-12% 8- 7% 40- 9% 16-14% 16-20% 145-15% 163-22% 27-13% 17-15% 28- 7% 14-12% 9-17% 110-22% 12- 7% 25-21% 4- 3% 9- 7% 35-12% 46-16% 28-15% 76-17% 8-13% 8- 5% 57-13% 28- 9% 32-19% 5- 6%

5- 3% 46- 7% 2- 3% 64- 6% 5- 4% 11- 2% 3- 4% 60- 6% 38- 7% 22- 4% 10- 4% 7- 2% 41- 6% 4- 5% 41- 5% 31- 4% 8- 2% 22- 5% 6- 4% 5- 5% 5- 2% 2- 2% 30- 6% 15- 6% 4- 3% 3- 3% 14- 3% 2- 2% 3- 4% 46- 5% 29- 4% 7- 3% 3- 3% 14- 3% 2- 2% 1- 2% 23- 5% 3- 2% 17-14% 1- 1% 4- 3% 9- 3% 15- 5% 8- 4% 21- 5% 0- 0% 6- 4% 24- 6% 6- 2% 5- 3% 0- 0%

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

$7,774,594 $44,905,993 $1,577,872 $45,965,482 $4,656,050 $6,349,046 $2,598,998 $47,254,871 $24,068,410 $20,336,288 $12,272,865 $14,466,468 $31,859,325 $2,723,351 $35,274,276 $28,308,203 $10,036,550 $17,267,880 $4,340,555 $3,193,962 $9,910,013 $2,303,091 $19,156,301 $10,568,959 $5,563,377 $3,019,515 $14,371,841 $4,468,378 $2,951,261 $36,396,753 $26,984,720 $6,681,416 $1,162,145 $13,144,080 $2,544,022 $933,982 $19,195,705 $7,554,585 $4,030,196 $2,413,398 $2,638,548 $8,052,790 $8,084,128 $5,313,766 $18,159,641 $602,120 $4,146,973 $13,617,238 $6,623,519 $4,568,090 $1,774,930

2.15 2.08 1.78 1.55 1.51 1.46 1.35 1.34 1.34 1.30 1.29 1.29 1.24 1.24 1.18 1.16 1.15 1.13 1.13 1.12 1.11 1.10 1.09 1.08 1.06 1.06 1.04 1.03 1.03 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 0.87 0.85 0.85 0.84 0.84 0.82 0.80

1.25 1.27 1.32 1.38 1.11 1.01 1.37 1.50 1.14 1.97 1.34 1.55 1.13 0.95 1.14 1.38 1.28 1.28 0.91 1.45 1.24 0.78 1.28 0.96 1.12 1.01 1.42 1.00 0.94 1.16 1.06 0.86 1.28 0.88 0.80 1.26 0.86 0.92 0.89 1.11 1.02 1.04 0.82 1.10 1.08 1.24 0.95 0.80 1.09 0.78 0.70

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 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

DEC.

NOVEMBER

2014 REGIONAL STAKES RACES Date

Track

Stakes (Grade)

Conditions

Distance

Added Value

1

SA

Breeders’ Cup Classic (Gr. I)

3-y-o & up

1 1/4 m.

$5,000,000

1

SA

Breeders’ Cup Turf (Gr. I)

3-y-o & up

1 1/2 m. (T)

$3,000,000

1

SA

Breeders’ Cup Mile (Gr. I)

3-y-o & up

1 m. (T)

$2,000,000

1

SA

Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Gr. I) 2-y-o

1 1/16 m.

$2,000,000

1

SA

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Gr. I)

3-y-o & up, f. & m.

1 1/4 m. (T)

$2,000,000

1

SA

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Gr. I)

2-y-o f.

1 1/16 m.

$2,000,000

1

SA

XpressBet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (Gr. I)

3-y-o & up

6 f.

$1,500,000

1

SA

Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (Gr. I)

3-y-o & up

abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

$1,000,000

1

SA

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (Gr. I) 3-y-o & up, f. & m.

7 f.

$1,000,000

1

SA

Golden State Juvenile Stakes

2-y-o, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired

7 f.

$200,000

1

SA

Sen. Ken Maddy Stakes (Gr. III)

3-y-o & up, f. & m.

abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

$100,000

1

SA

Juvenile Turf Sprint Stakes

2-y-o

abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

$100,000

2

SA

Goldikova Stakes (Gr. II)

3-y-o & up, f. & m.

1 m. (T)

$200,000

7

Dmr

Kathryn Crosby Stakes

3-y-o & up, f. & m.

1 m. (T)

$75,000

8

Dmr

Let It Ride Stakes

3-y-o

1 m. (T)

$75,000

8

GGF Golden Nugget Stakes

2-y-o

6 f.

$50,000

9

Dmr Betty Grable Stakes

3-y-o & up, f. & m. Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired

7 f.

$100,000

15

Dmr

2-y-o

7 f.

$100,000

15

GGF Oakland Stakes

3-y-o & up

6 f.

$50,000

16

Dmr

Desi Arnaz Stakes

2-y-o f.

7 f.

$100,000

22

Dmr

Red Carpet Handicap (Gr. III)

3-y-o & up, f. & m.

1 3/8 m. (T)

$100,000

23

Dmr Cary Grant Stakes

3-y-o & up, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired

7 f.

$100,000

27

Dmr

Hollywood Turf Cup (Gr. II)

3-y-o & up

1 1/2 m. (T)

$250,000

28

Dmr

Seabiscuit Handicap (Gr. II)

3-y-o & up

1 1/16 m. (T)

$250,000

29

Dmr

Jimmy Durante Stakes (Gr. III)

2-y-o f.

1 m. (T)

$150,000

29

Dmr

Native Diver Handicap (Gr. III)

3-y-o & up

1 1/8 m.

$200,000

29

Dmr

Hollywood Derby (Gr. I)

3-y-o

1 1/8 m. (T)

$300,000

29

GGF Golden Gate Debutante

2-y-o f.

6 f.

30

Dmr

Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (Gr. III)

2-y-o

1 m. (T)

$150,000

30

Dmr

Matriarch Stakes (Gr. I)

3-y-o & up, f. & m.

1 m. (T)

$300,000

30

GGF Berkeley Handicap (Gr. III)

3-y-o & up

1 1/16 m.

$100,000

6

GGF Gold Rush Stakes

2-y-o

1 m.

$75,000

7

LA

Soviet Problem

2-y-o f., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired

1 m.

$200,000

14

LA

King Glorious

2-y-o, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired

1 m.

$200,000

Bob Hope Stakes (Gr. III)

$50,000

Los Alamitos and Santa Anita December Stakes Schedule unavailable at press time

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ADVERTISERS Backyard Race Horse .....................................................71 Ballena Vista Farm .................................................... OBC BG Thoroughbred Farms ..............................................13 Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms,LP...........................24,25 Cal Cup /Sunshine Millions ...........................................39 Cal-Bred Maiden Bonus Program ........................IBC, 61 Cardiff, Suzanne, Pedigree Research ...........................71 Cole Ranch .....................................................................70 CTBA 2015 Stallion Directory .......................................55 CTBA Christmas Gift Subscription ..............................53 CTBA Membership ........................................................65 CTBA Stallion Season Auction (PAC) ...........................37 CTBA Website................................................................67 Daehling Ranch ........................................................51, 70 Dickson Podley Realtors (Jeannie Garr Roddy)...........71 E.A. Ranches ............................................................16, 17 Foal to Yearling Halters-Lillian Nichols ........................71 Fruitful Acres Farm ..........................................................7

Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services ......................71 Harris Farms .................................................................IFC Laurel Fowler Insurance Broker Inc. .............................71 Los Laureles Training and Equine Therapy..................71 Lovacres Ranch ..............................................................23 Magali Farms..................................................................41 Milky Way Farm ..............................................................35 Paradise Road Ranch .....................................................33 Premier Thoroughbreds ................................................69 Rancho San Miguel ................................................9,10,11 Special T.Thoroughbreds Inc. .......................................29 The Jockey Club Information Systems,Inc...................43 Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC ..............................3,5 Tranquility Farm Stallion Season Auction ....................63 Victory Rose Thoroughbreds ..................................30, 31 West Coast Racing Colors/June Gee ..........................70 www.horselawyers.com .................................................71

STALLIONS Affirmative .................................... 13 Anziyan Royalty ............................ 16 Awesome Gambler ....................... 23 Bluegrass Cat........................OBC Boisterous (KY) .......................3,5 Bold Chieftain ............................... 31 Bushwacker ................................... 23 Calimonco .................................OBC Chattahoochee War ..................... 16 Comic Strip.................................... 10 Desert Code ................................ IFC Dixie Chatter .............................OBC Eddington .................................OBC Empire Way ................................... 23 Fighting Hussar (CA) .................... 13 Game Plan ..................................... 16 Gig Harbor .................................... 31 Gotham City .................................. 51 Grace Upon Grace........................ 23 Grazen ............................................. 5 Heatseeker (Ire) ........................... IFC Hidden Blessing .............................. 7 Hoorayforhollywood .................... 35

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Idiot Proof...................................... 31 Indian Evening .............................. 30 James Street ................................... 7 Kafwain ............................................ 5 Lightnin N Thunder ........................ 7 Lucky J.H. .................................... IFC Lucky Pulpit ................................. IFC Make Music For Me .................25 Many Rivers ................................... 31 Marino Marini ................................ 10 Maybry’s Boy ................................. 17 Ministers Wild Cat .......................... 5 Northern Causeway.............9, 10 Northern Indy ..........................33 Old Topper ...................................... 5 Onebadshark ................................ 10 Peppered Cat ................................ 51 Rendezvous ................................... 51 Rocky Bar ....................................... 17 Roi Charmant ...........................41 Sea of Secrets ............................... 30 Slew’s Tiznow ................................ 11 Smiling Tiger ............................... IFC

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Sought After .................................. 51 Soul of the Matter ....................... 16 Southern Image ............................ 10 Storm Wolf .................................... 11 Stormy Jack ................................... 24 Street Life ..................................... 35 Sunderban .................................... 35 Sway Away ..................................... 69 Swiss Yodeler................................. 23 The Pamplemousse ...................... 11 Time To Get Even ......................... 23 Tizbud .......................................... IFC Twice The Appeal ......................... 23 Uh Oh Bango ................................ 17 Ultimate Eagle .........................29 Under Caution............................... 51 Unusual Heat ............................... IFC Unusual Heatwave .......................... 5 Victory Pete ................................... 25 Wolfcamp ........................................ 7 World Renowned .....................24


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