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Golden state series 2015 update


From the EXECUTIVE CORNER DOUG BURGE CTBA PRESIDENT

Opportunities for All Ages

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and $2.425 million in purses for 3 & up and 4 & up, Cal-bred/sired runners. For the upcoming year, we did make some changes with the dates of some races in order to maximize field sizes and handle better. Tese changes affected Golden Gate Fields’ turf races for 3-year-olds, and the Gold Rush program that was run RACES BREAKDOWN BY AGE 2-YEAR-OLD Dirt Male Dirt Female Turf Male Turf Female Total

3-YEAR-OLD Dirt Male Dirt Female Turf Male Turf Female Total

3&UP/4&UP Dirt Male Dirt Female Turf Male Turf Female Total

NO. RACES 4 4 0 0 8

NO. RACES 3 3 2 2 10

NO. RACES 5 4 5 5 19

PURSES $650,000 $650,000 0 0 $1,300,000

PURSES $650,000 $600,000 $300,000 $300,000 $1,850,000

PURSES $600,000 $450,000 $725,000 $650,000 $2,425,000

at Santa Anita for the first time this past spring. Te Silky Sullivan and Campanile Stakes at Golden Gate Fields will be moved from their previous spot in early June to Sunday, April 26. We are expecting these two stakes for 3-year-olds to be accompanied by California-bred restricted maiden special weight and allowance races, therefore making this a mini Cal-bred Day in Northern California. Te other significant shift was the movement of Gold Rush Day at Santa Anita to Memorial Day weekend. Tis will provide more spacing from California Cup/Sunshine Millions Day and should significantly increase the participation from horsemen. Gold Rush will continue to feature lucrative purses for both 3-year-olds and older horses with races on the main track as well as on the turf course. It is through the support of the breeders’ nominations, the Toroughbred Owners of California, the various racing associations, and the California Marketing Committee that we are able to offer such a rewarding program for California-bred/sired horses. A complete list of the 2015 Golden State Series is on page 41. Happy Holidays.

RICK SAMUELS

he CTBA is pleased to release the 2015 Golden State Series of races, which offer continued growth in both the number of opportunities and purses. Now in its fourth year, the Golden State Series will offer record purses of $5.575 million, up from $4.85 million in 2012 (the year of inception). When the Series was first introduced, the focus was on offering enhanced purses and opportunities for 2- and 3-year-olds in order to provide a quick return and stimulate the breeding of horses in the state. Such an emphasis was vital in stabilizing, and ultimately increasing, the production of California-breds. With the live foal crop and mares bred numbers trending upward, it has been our long-term goal to provide a balanced stakes program that rewards young horses as well as older ones. As you can see from the table at right, the number of races and amount of purse dollars for the various ages are allocated proportionately in order to provide financial incentive for many categories of horses. Te 2015 Golden State Series will offer 18 opportunities and $3.15 million in purses for 2- and 3-year-olds, as well as 19 races

Gold Rush Day at Santa Anita is being moved to Memorial Day weekend to allow more time between California Cup/Sunshine Millions Day

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DECEMBER 2014 VOLUME 140 / NO.12 626.445.7800 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. OFFICERS CHAIRPERSON DONALD J. VALPREDO

Contents

FEATURES

24 NEW STALLIONS

22 Breeders’ Cup in Photos

FOR 2015

40 Golden State Series Preview

Bluegrass Cat tops the new arrivals to the stallion ranks in California

42 Gate Training

VICE CHAIRPERSON HARRIS DAVID AUERBACH PRESIDENT DOUG BURGE TREASURER TIM COHEN 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

48 CTBA Member Profile: D. Chadwick Calvert

EX OFFICIO E. W. (BUD) JOHNSTON

52 Bob Moreno

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

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4 News Bits 16 CTBA Calendar 18 California Toroughbred Foundation 66 Winners 72 Leading Breeders in California

68 Health: Nutrition in Pregnancy

74 Lists of Leading Sires in California 82 Stakes/Sales Calendar

COMING NEXT MONTH!

86 Classified Advertising

California Cup Turns 25

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COLUMNS

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PRODUCTION FORREST BEGLEY KERRY HOWE ARTISTS KATIE TAYLOR DAVID YOUNG

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WEST COAST CONTRIBUTING EDITOR TRACY GANTZ

60 Golden State Series at Santa Anita

DEPARTMENTS

88 Advertising Index

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EDITORIAL DIRECTOR ERIC MITCHELL

58 Focus on the Future: Jack Carlino

California is standing a host of new stallions for breeders to consider as they plan their 2015 matings. COVER PHOTO BY RON MESAROS


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registrAtion DeADLines Remember to register your California-breds by Dec. 31 to take advantage of lower fees. Fees to register 2013 foals as Calbred before Jan. 1 are $125 for CTBA members and $200 for non-members. After Jan. 1, the fee will be $750.

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Awesome Return stays ahead of the pack to take the Let It Ride Stakes

Awesome RetuRn wins At Del mAR California-bred Awesome Return defeated open company in winning the $93,100 Let It Ride Stakes at Del Mar Nov. 8. The colt earlier this year won the Snow Chief Stakes at Santa Anita and Silky Sullivan Stakes at Golden Gate Fields. In the Let It Ride, a one-mile turf race for 3-year-olds, Awesome Return came from seventh under jockey Mike Smith to take the lead in deep stretch and win by 11⁄4 lengths in 1:34.55. He went off as the 17-10 favorite and defeated Number Five, with Cabral third. Mike Puype trains Awesome Return for owner-breeder Richard Kritzski. “I told Mike to take him back a little bit because there was so much speed in the race in my mind,” said Puype. “He got to playing a little bit in the stretch, but the horse does that every time. He’s never going to pull away and win by tons, but he still has a little bit left.” Awesome Return is by Decarchy—Awesome Broad, by Mr. Broad Blade. He was winning his fourth race in nine starts and raised his earnings to $330,780.

Los ALAmitos to Host First December meeting Los Alamitos is scheduled to open Dec. 4 for its inaugural winter meeting. The Orange county track is taking over part of the dates from Betfair Hollywood Park’s fall meeting upon the closure of that track. Los Alamitos will run through Dec. 21. The meeting will include several stakes from Hollywood, including two for California-bred and California-sired runners, the Dec. 6 Soviet Problem Stakes for 2-year-old fillies and the Dec. 14 King Glorious Stakes for 2-year-olds. The former CashCall Futurity (gr. I) for 2-year-olds has been renamed the Los Al Futurity and will be held Dec. 20, while the Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies is now the Starlet and will be held Dec. 13. This will be Los Alamitos’ third meeting of 2014, as the Quarter Horse track expands into Thoroughbred racing. Los Alamitos previously raced part of Hollywood’s spring-summer meeting in July and Fairplex Park’s meeting in September.

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Several California-bred mares sold for six figures each at the Keeneland November breeding-stock sale in Kentucky. Stakes-winning Spring Awakening topped them all, selling for $500,000 to Tree Chimneys Farm. Brookdale Sales as agent sold the daughter of In Excess—Catchofthecentury, by Carson City. Dam of stakes winner Walk Close, Spring Awakening was sold in foal to Orb. She earned $258,178 on the track, winning the 2007 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes and Moccasin Stakes and finishing second in that year’s Del Mar Debutante (gr. I). Four-year-old Unusual Way sold for $250,000 to Dixiana Farm as a racing or broodmare prospect and was consigned by Taylor Made Sales as agent. Te multiple stakes winner earned $712,165 and finished second in the 2013 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT). St. Malo’s Gate, a half sister to Cal-bred champion Nashoba’s Key and grade II winner Nashoba’s Gold, brought $210,000 from Barry Irwin and Team Valor. Indian Creek as agent consigned the daughter of Dynaformer—Nashoba, by Caerleon, and she was sold in foal to Animal Kingdom. A full sister to Cal-bred champion Brother Derek sold for $180,000. Named Spring Awakening (above) brought Sister Kate, she is a multiple $500,000 and is in foal to Orb stakes winner in her own Unusual Way sold for $250,000 as a right and earned $282,186. racing or broodmare prospect Te daughter of Benchmark—Miss Soft Sell, by Siyah Kalem, sold in foal to Scat Daddy to Huntington Stud Farm, consigned by Brookdale. Spendthrift Farm bought Starlight Magic for $150,000 in foal to Congrats. A multiple stakes winner of $334,900, Starlight Magic is by Marino Marini—Star’s Millennium, by General Meeting. Woodford Toroughbreds sold her as agent.

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10 YEARS AGO California-bred TexceSS left home for Louisiana and scored in the $1 million Boyd Gaming’s Delta Jackpot Stakes. Trainer Paul Aguirre owned the gelding with Omar Aldabbagh, and they sent him to Delta Downs for the rich 2-year-old race Dec. 4, 2004. With jockey Victor Espinoza aboard, Texcess took the lead midway through the 11⁄16-mile race to beat Closing Argument by 11⁄2 lengths and earn $600,000 as the 7-5 favorite. Ron Gomez bred the son of In Excess—Danish Alamode, by Regal Classic. Texcess went on to win the 2006 California Cup Classic and earn a total of $1,235,335.

at Blooming Hills in Clements, Calif.

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BERTRAnDo (1989)†

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ATTICUs (1992)

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First Winner for Sapphire Cat

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Lindante became the first winner for California stallion Sapphire Cat when he won an open maiden special weight race at Santa Anita Oct. 24. With jockey Joe Talamo aboard, the 3-year-old gelding defeated favored Act by three-quarters of a length in the turf event over the about 61⁄2 furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside course. John Antonelli bred and owns Lindante, who is out of the Dixie Union mare Sav Blanc. Jerry Fanning trains him. Sapphire Cat stands at J. M. Thoroughbreds in Santa Ynez, Calif.

† Indicates stallions that have died or have been retired from the stud. ‡ Indicates stallions that did not stand in California in 2014 but will stand in the state in 2015. ●Indicates stallions that 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 awards are currently in effect: GolDen GAte FielDs / $20,000 sAntA AnitA / $40,000 los AlAmitos / $40,000

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25 YEARS AGO William Mastrangelo’s California-bred chAmpAgne n JuLeS became a stakes winner right at the end of 1989, as he won the $100,000 California Juvenile Stakes (gr. III) at Bay Meadows Dec. 30. Mastrangelo also trained the 2-year-old son of Baron O’Dublin—Eaglesis, by Terresto. At 42-1 with Roberto Gonzalez aboard, Champagne N Jules defeated Khal On the Irish by three-quarters of a length. Golden Tan Stable, Adelson, and the Naify Syndicate bred Champagne N Jules, who was foaled

the bLooD-horse LibrAry

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HISTORY

gummo winning the california Breeders’ Stakes at Santa Anita gummo won back-to-back stakes in one week during December 1965. The future leading California sire took the inaugural Bay Meadows Juvenile Championship in Northern California Dec. 19, and a week later he captured the California Breeders’ Champion Stakes at Santa Anita. Bred in California by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sale, Gummo was a son of Fleet Nasrullah—Alabama Gal, by Determine. Eddie Neloy trained Gummo for owners Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Silver. In the Juvenile Championship, Gummo defeated Easy Lime and Now Buck, and in the Cal Breeders he beat Hempen and Arksroni.

sir beAuFort gets nAme cHAnge Santa Anita has changed the name of the Sir Beaufort Stakes to the Mathis Brothers Mile as part of a multi-year agreement with Mathis Brothers Furniture. The $200,000 race, for 3-year-olds at a mile on the turf, will be run on Santa Anita’s opening day, Dec. 26. The Sir Beaufort was inaugurated in 2000 and named after the winner of the 1993 Santa Anita Handicap, trained by Hall of Famer Charlie Whittingham. Two California-breds have won the race—Gervinho in 2013 and The Usual Q. T. in 2009. Both went on to be voted champion Cal-bred 3-year-old male in their respective years, and The Usual Q. T. was also named the 2010 champion Cal-bred turf horse and older male.


Lightnin N Thunder Storm Cat-Things Change, by Stalwart • Fee: $3,000-LFG (Free breeding to Stakes-Placed and Stakes-Producing Mares) • 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 twotime 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 • By champion sprinter ORIENTATE ($1,716,950). Out of Graded stakesplaced 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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The popular California Chrome, the first California-bred ever to win the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness (gr. I), will be celebrated at the California Cup Party at Santa Anita as part of the Cal Cup/ Sunshine Millions program Jan. 24. It is a fitting theme for the 25th running of Cal Cup, which for a quarter century has offered rich races for Cal-breds. California Chrome not only won the first two legs of the Triple Crown, he began his 3-year-old campaign with a win in the California Cup Derby as part of the 2013 Cal Cup/ Sunshine Millions program. Make plans to be part of the popular party, which will be held on the 3rd floor Mezzanine between rows L and O. For further information, contact Cookie Hackworth at 800-5732822, x 243 or Cookie@ctba.com.

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Celebrating Our Own Heather Smith Thomas, who writes the monthly health features for California Thoroughbred, has released her new book Horse Tales, True Stories from an Idaho Ranch. It is a collection of 22 non-fiction stories about the horses in Thomas’ life in the ranch country outside of Salmon, Idaho. “This book is about the horses in my life,” wrote Thomas in the preface. “They all had very different personalities, and each one taught me a lot—not just about horses and riding, but about life and responsibility, patience, respect and trust, consistency, and perseverance.” The 282-page book, priced at $24.95, will be available at Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, Powells.com, and other online retailers.

Stalk the Wildcat in the North Tommy Town Thoroughbreds’ homebred Stalk the Wildcat powered to a five-length victory in the $62,755 Golden Nugget Stakes at Golden Gate Fields Nov. 8. The California-bred was winning his second race after finishing second in his racing debut. As the even-money favorite, Stalk the Wildcat raced in fifth early in the six-furlong event. Rallying three wide under jockey

Ricardo Gonzalez, the colt took the lead in midstretch and defeated Cartoonist and jockey Russell Baze in 1:10.31. Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer trains Stalk the Wildcat. Tom and Debi Stull of Tommy Town bred Stalk the Wildcat by crossing the Petionville mare Silent Stalk with Ministers Wild Cat, who stands at Tommy Town. The Stulls raced Silent Stalk during the latter part of her career, and she earned $187,505.


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Memoriam

Dave Spaulding Dave Spaulding, a California Thoroughbred Breeders Association member since 2001 and an enthusiastic racehorse owner from Terra Bella, Calif., died Nov. 9 at age 54. Spaulding’s best runner was Charmvictor, a homebred who won the 2005 Beau’s Eagle Stakes at Hollywood Park. Gary Mandella trained the Cal-bred son of Flying Victor—Saddam’s Bride, by Cozzene. Charmvictor ultimately earned $158,637. Growing up in California’s Central Valley, Spaulding developed an interest in livestock and pet nutrition. He attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and while there was a member of the Cal Poly livestock judging team. He also raised champion pigs and was a nationally recognized judge. “He was an amazing guy,” said Mandella. “He knew a lot about the feed industry. He had also always been a horseplayer, and he had the best attitude.” Spaulding’s love of racing led him to introduce many newcomers to the sport. One of his favorite days every year has been attending the California Cup Party at Santa Anita. “Dave was one of my favorite people in this world,” said Craig Allen of Harris Farms. “Any day I spoke to him was a good day, and the days we hung out and watched races or a horse sale were great days. He left his mark on many hearts.” Spaulding’s survivors include his wife, Carmel, and his children, daughter Bailey and son Tyler.

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Bel’s Starlet Golden Eagle Farm’s homebred Bel’s Starlet, two-time winner of the California Cup Distaff Handicap, died Oct. 23 at the Our Mims Retirement Haven near Paris, Ky. She was 27 and had lived there since 2007. John and Betty Mabee bred Bel’s Starlet, a daughter of Bel Bolide—Vigor’s Star, by Vigors, in California. Richard Mandella trained her for the Mabees’ Golden Eagle Farm. The Mabees owned Bel’s Starlet until selling her for $500,000 at the 1999 Keeneland November mixed sale. Bel’s Starlet earned $863,802 in six seasons of racing. She not only won the Cal Cup Distaff twice, in 1991-92 but captured two Autumn Days Handicaps and two Valkyr Handicaps. Bel’s Starlet earned her first stakes score in the 1989 CTBA Stakes at Del Mar, and she added the 1992 Great Lady M. Stakes at Hollywood Park and the 1994 Shywing Handicap at Santa Anita. Her stakes-placings included the 1989 Oak Leaf Stakes (gr. I), 1993 Gamely Handicap (gr. I) and Monrovia Handicap (gr. III), and 1994 Wilshire Handicap (gr. II) and Las Cienegas Breeders’ Cup Handicap (gr. III). As a broodmare, Bel’s Starlet produced six foals. Her leading earner was Grey Owl, a 1998 colt by Kingmambo who banked $171,488. © benoit photo

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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.

California Assemblymembers Brian Jones (R-Santee) and Reggie Jones Sawyer (D-Los Angeles) enjoyed attending the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita. They each presented the trophy for one of the Golden State Series stakes run during the two-day event. Assemblymember Sawyer presented the trophy for the Oct. 31 Golden State Juvenile Fillies. My Fiona, bred by Terry Lovingier and owned by Lovingier, Tom Beckerle, and Amanda Navarro, won the stakes. The next day, Assemblymember Jones presented the trophy for the Golden State Juvenile to Bud and Judy Johnston and Rob Riggio. The Johnstons bred winner Acceptance and own him with Riggio. Doug Burge of the CTBA and the CTBA’s legislative advocate, Robyn Black, accompanied Jones and Sawyer. The legislators were able to witness the accomplishments of Cal-breds as well as experience the Breeders’ Cup events.

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Clockers’ Corner at Santa Anita was extremely popular in the week before the Breeders’ Cup, and the California Toroughbred Breeders Association booth received plenty of visitors. Christy Chapman, Cookie Hackworth, and Loretta Veiga of the CTBA staff were on hand every morning, chatting with those who stopped by. In addition to providing copies of California Toroughbred, bottled water, and Halloween candy, Chapman, Hackworth, and Veiga offered information on the CTBA and the racing and breeding opportunities in Loretta Veiga (left) and Christy Chapman anCalifornia. swered questions at the CTBA booth at Clockers’ Corner during Breeders’ Cup week “People ask us questions about Cal-breds and the racing opportunities for them,” said Chapman. “Plus they like to simply come by and say hello. It’s another great chance for us to interact with breeders, owners, and trainers.” Te booth was located next to the John Deere booth on the walkway from the parking lot to Clockers’ Corner. Giant Deere tractors surrounded both booths, giving people a chance to see the tractors up close.

California legislators enjoy Breeders’ Cup

Assemblymember Reggis Jones Sawyer presented the trophy for the Golden State Juvenile

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CTBA Booth Popular During Breeders’ Cup

Assemblymember Brian Jones and his wife, Heather, were joined by the CTBA’s Doug Burge (left) and legislative advocate Robyn Black (right)

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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 800-5732822 x 243 or Cookie@ctba.

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CTFoundation OFFICERS

PRESIDENT

mrs. Jeanne l. Canty VICE-PRESIDENT

mrs. gail gregson TREASURER

gregory l. ferraro, DVm SECRETARY

mark W. mcCreary

DIRECTORS peter p. Daily

Once again the California Toroughbred Foundation (CTF) provided the Spreckels Cup trophy for display at the United States Polo Association’s (USPA) Spreckels Cup competition held at the San Diego Polo Club. Following weeks of competition, two teams vied for the championship trophy. Last year’s champion, Starmeadow/Roseville Motor Car, faced off with Twin Palms for the final tournament of 2014. Although trailing for much of the day, Starmeadow rallied in the final chukker to come close. It was too late, however, as Twin Palms proved better. Te final score was Twin Palms 11, Starmeadow 9. Of the more than 48 horses that played in the final polo match, the Best Playing Pony is recognized to highlight the diversity of uses of Toroughbreds. Gail Gregson, Vice-President of the CTF, presented this trophy to Graham Bray for his horse P1, who has won four best playing pony awards in the last two years. Congratulations to all the participants.

CTF’s Gail Gregson (center) presents award for Best Playing Pony to Graham Bray (right) for P1 Compliments of lani Ki photography

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Spreckels Cup Featured at San Diego Polo

Winners Chris Maloney, Gaston Von Wernich, Alvaro Tadeo, and Ryan Robertson pose with the Spreckels Cup

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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-profit 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 offices in Arcadia. Among its 10,000 volumes are current veterinary publications, turf histories, sales catalogs, and books spanning a wide range of subjects from equine nutrition and care to fine arts. 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.

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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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anta Anita Park set a personal best at the 31st running of Breeders’ Cup World Championships Oct. 31-Nov. 1. Te total 98,319 fans and horsemen attending the championships set a record at the Southern California racetrack since it has been the event’s host under the two-day format. Attendance was 4% higher than what was reported in 2013. Viewership was higher on TV as well, with a total of 5.8 million watching the three NBC/NBC Sports Network telecasts Friday and Saturday. Te Breeders’ Cup moves back east to Keeneland for 2015, returns to Santa Anita in 2016, then shifts to Del Mar in 2017. Keeneland and Del Mar will be first-time hosts of the World Championships.

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[1]-[2] California Chrome finishes strong in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, two necks in third behind Bayern and Toast of New York. The Triple Crown star had been aimed next for the Hollywood Derby. [3] Bath time for California Chrome. [4] Santa Anita and the San Gabriels wait on the morning sun. [5] Post parade for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. [6] A bronze of Zenyatta poised in her signature prance is one of several sculptures adorning Santa Anita’s Garden Paddock. [7] Kent Desormeaux won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile with Texas Red, who is trained by his brother, Keith. [8] Rosie Napravnik won the Breeders’ Cup Distaff with Untapable then announced she was stepping away from racing to start a family. [9]-[11] Fashion and racing covered a broad spectrum during the two-day Championships. [12] Bon Jovi lead guitarist and songwriter Richie Sambora provided an edgy rendition of the National Anthem prior to Saturday’s races.

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o doubt the California breeding program has turned a corner, having surpassed Florida in 2014 as the second-leading Toroughbred-producing state by number of stallions. Te Golden State reported 143 active stallions, which is an increase of 5% from the 135 reported in 2013, according to Te Jockey Club’s annual Report of Mares Bred. As a percentage of all reported stallions standing nationwide, California’s corner of the market also increased from 8% in 2013 to 9.2% for this year. Te state looks poised for continued growth. Te number of mares bred in 2014 is up 6% to 2,472. Tese mares also represent a slightly higher percentage of the country’s broodmare population, having grown to a 7.2% market share from 6.8% in 2013. As more mares enter the breeding shed, more stallions are sure to follow. A review of Te Blood-Horse’s Stallion Register Online shows 182 stallions standing in California for the upcoming breeding season. Growth in the Cal-bred/Cal-sired incentive programs is also helping to lure these new stallions. Highlighted in

this section are 13 first-year stallions and several proven sires, whose owners and managers have sent them West to produce golden runners. Te Storm Cat sire line is represented by five of the entering-year stallions, one of them a son, three others grandsons, and one tracing tail male to Storm Cat through Scat Daddy—the third-leading North American-based sire of 2-year-olds by number of winners and among the top 10 juvenile sires by stakes horses through Nov. 24. Tree sons of six-time leading California sire Unusual Heat (a grandson of Northern Dancer like Storm Cat) will be entering the market as well. Despite the strong showing of the Northern Dancer sire line, breeders will have plenty of options among the new sires. Two represent Mr. Prospector tail male through his sons Forty Niner (through Distorted Humor) and Fappiano (through great-grandson Rockport Harbor) while others will carry on the influences of In Reality (through Closing Argument), Caro (through Indian Charlie), and Blushing Groom (through Congaree).

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Sabercat is his leading earner with $898,662. As a racehorse, Bluegrass Cat won the 2006 Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I), plus the 2005 Remsen Stakes (gr. II) and Nashua Stakes (gr. III) and the 2006 Sam F. Davis Stakes. In the 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), he finished second to Barbaro. He also ran second in that year’s Belmont Stakes (gr. I, to Jazil) and Travers Stakes (gr. I to Bernardini). Bluegrass Cat retired to stud at WinStar Farm in 2007. Eleven-year-old Bluegrass Cat is by Storm Cat—She’s a Winner, by A. P. Indy. His dam is a full sister to Supercharger, the dam of WinStar’s Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver. She’s a Winner has also produced stakes winners Lord of the Game and Sonoma Cat. Te second dam, Get Lucky, won the Affectionately Handicap (gr. III) and is the dam of four stakes winners. Lee P. Thomas

Donald and Karen Cohn’s Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona, Calif., will be standing $1,761,280-earner Bluegrass Cat there for 2015. His stud fee will be $6,500, payable when the foal stands and nurses. Ballena Vista announced the move in conjunction with WinStar Farm, which bred and raced the horse. Bluegrass Cat initially went to stud in Kentucky and was later moved to New York, where he has been the leading sire for the past two seasons. He also shuttled to stand at stud in the Southern Hemisphere. When he came to California in November, his progeny earnings of more than $4.5 million put him atop the 2014 stallion list by money won. In 2010, the year his first foals reached the races, Bluegrass Cat had progeny earnings of more than $1.3 million, ranking him second among North America’s freshman sires. Te next year he had more than $3.4 million, which made him the

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number two second-crop sire of 2011. Bluegrass Cat followed that with progeny earnings of more than $4.4 million in 2012 and more than $5.4 million in 2013. Te stallion’s five stakes winners in 2014 include W. L. Proctor Memorial winner Story to Tell. He has sired five graded winners, 22 stakes winners, and 52 stakes horses. Graded stakes winner

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Scat Daddy – Follow Your Bliss, by Thunder Gulch Fee: $2,000 LF S&N (Special consideration to proven mares) THE ONLY SON OF SCAT DADDY TO STAND IN NORTH AMERICA • Multiple Graded stakes winner of $957,303 • Winner of the G3 - El Camino Real Derby, G3 - Sunland Derby and the G3 - Colonel E.R. Bradley H. • Won on multiple surfaces across the U.S.

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Closing Argument – Accountess, by Private Account Fee: $1,500 LF S&N (Special consideration to proven mares) THE ONLY SON OF CLOSING ARGUMENT TO STAND IN CALIFORNIA • Grade 2 winner retired with earnings of $445,080 • Won the G2 - Pat O’Brien S. at Del Mar, defeating G1 winner COIL • 2nd in the G1 Santa Anita Championship S. and the G2 San Carlos S. • From 14 starts was on the board 12 times • Out of Accountess, daughter of multiple stakes winner COUNT PENNIES

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a half sister to NYRA Mile Handicap (gr. I) winner Gold Fever, is a daughter of graded stakes winner Lead Kindly Light. Emanating earned $273,030 in her career. In the 2013 Man o’ War at Belmont Park, Boisterous defeated Twilight Eclipse by 21⁄4 lengths at 3-2 odds, bidding from mid-pack at the five-sixteenths pole to gain a narrow advantage midstretch and drawing off impressively. His time for the

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Santa Anita Park in 2013. He earned $455,080. Out of the Private Account mare Accountess, Capital Account is a half brother to Accountforthegold, a multiple stakes winner of $538,467 whose biggest victories came in the New York Derby and Stuyvesant Handicap (gr. III). Capital Account’s second dam, Count Pennies, captured the listed Busanda and Colleen stakes and produced seven winners, including Discovery Handicap (gr. II) winner New Deal. His third dam, Budget Cut is the granddam of Irish Actor, winner of the 1988 Young America Stakes (gr. I). third in the Champagne Stakes (gr. I) as a juvenile, and second in the Flamingo Stakes (gr. I) at 3. © benoit photo

Grade II winner Capital Account, a top sprinter in California in 2012, will enter stud at BG Toroughbred Farms near Hemet. A Kentucky-bred son of Closing Argument, Capital Account was a late bloomer for Hall of Fame conditioner Bob Baffert, winning the Pat O’Brien Stakes (gr. II) for his first stakes triumph as a 5-year-old at Del Mar in 2012. He defeated stablemate Coil by a half-length with a powerful bid on the outside while completing seven furlongs in 1:21.56. Capital Account also finished third in the Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I) that year and was second in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes (gr. I) for owners Toroughbred Legends Racing Stable before an unplaced effort in the Xpressbet

13⁄8-mile journey over a good inner turf course was 2:14.11, less than a second off the track record established by With Approval in 1990. Under McGaughey’s care, Boisterous also posted grade I placings in the 2011 Man o’ War and the 2012 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT). Te dark bay’s other graded wins came in the Monmouth Stakes (gr. IIT) in 2013, the Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIT), the Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT), and the Fort Marcy Stakes (gr. IIIT) as a 5-yearold in 2012, and the Red Smith and Knickerbocker in 2011. He also won the Tree Coins Up Stakes as a 4-year-old. Boisterous was purchased by Barber and turned over to trainer Todd Pletcher for the 2014 season. He was an allowance winner in his final campaign and also finished third in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes (gr. IT). AdAm CogliAnese/nYRA

Grade I winner Boisterous, a lifetime earner of nearly $1.5 million, enters stud in 2015 at Tom and Debi Stull’s Tommy Town Toroughbreds near Santa Ynez for a $5,000 fee. Boisterous started 35 times over five seasons, winning 12 with seven placings. He will stand in California in partnership with owner Gary Barber. Winner of the 2013 Man o’ War Stakes (gr. IT) for trainer Shug McGaughey and Phipps Stable, Boisterous was an eight-time stakes winner, seven of those coming in graded stakes, with earnings of $1,458,792. He will be the only grade I-winning son of 2011 leading sire Distorted Humor standing in California. Bred in Kentucky by Cynthia Phipps, the 7-year-old is out of the stakes-winning, multiple graded stakes-placed mare Emanating, by Cox’s Ridge. Emanating,

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Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I). In his second-place finish in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship at six furlongs, Capital Account missed by a head to Coil. Capital Account finished his career with five wins, four seconds, and three thirds in 14 starts, following a runner-up finish in the San Carlos Stakes (gr. II) at

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Multiple graded stakes winner Daddy Nose Best begins his stallion career at BG Toroughbred Farms near Hemet, where his fee will be $1,000. Daddy Nose Best, a son of Florida Derby (gr. I) winner and top sire Scat Daddy, finished just shy of $1 million in earnings at $957,303 after making his final start in February when he finished third in the Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT). Te versatile bay was successful over dirt, synthetic, and turf, winning nine of 25 career starts with three seconds and three thirds. Racing for Dallas residents Cathy and Bob Zollars and trainer Steve Asmussen, Daddy Nose Best had one of his finest moments in California as a 3-year-old when he captured the El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) on the Tapeta racing

surface at Golden Gate Fields in February 2012. He followed that effort with a victory in the Sunland Derby (gr. III). As a 4-year-old, Daddy Nose Best switched mainly to turf, winning the Edward J. Debartolo Memorial Handicap and Remington Green Stakes, both listed, on the sod at Remington Park. In

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his abbreviated 5-year-old campaign in 2014, he won the Buddy Diliberto Memorial Handicap and Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT), both on the grass at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots prior to the Fair Grounds Handicap. Daddy Nose Best was bred in Kentucky by Southern California-based horsewoman Patricia Ann Elia, who also bred his dam, Follow Your Bliss, by Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Tunder Gulch. Daddy Nose Best is the second of his dam’s four foals to race, all winners, and her first stakes winner. Daddy Nose Best’s second dam, Follow the Money, by Pine Bluff, won the Dahlia Handicap (gr. IIT) and Violet Handicap (gr. IIIT) on turf.

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Stakes-placed Fighting Hussar will stand at BG Toroughbred Farm in Hemet for the upcoming breeding season. After finishing third in his first two starts, the gray son of Rockport Harbor—Lightning Pace, by Regal Classic, won against state-bred maiden special weight competition at Del Mar. Fourth in his stakes debut at Fairplex Park, he added an allowance victory at Betfair Hollywood Park before finishing second, beaten only a half-length, in the $200,000 King Glorious Stakes. After making six starts as a juvenile, B G Stable and Hector Palma’s Fighting Hussar returned at 3 to finish second by a nose in the $200,500 Echo Eddie Stakes over 61⁄2 furlongs, then missed by a half-length in the $300,000 Snow Chief Stakes at 11⁄8 miles, defeating stakes-win-

ning classmates Tiz a Minister and Omega Star. He was retired with $236,128 in earnings, having never finished worse than fifth in 11 starts. Rockport Harbor was a precocious grade II winner as a juvenile who returned at 4 to win the Essex Handicap (gr. III).

Rockport Harbor has sired 26 stakes winners, including Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) heroine and Canadian champion Ria Antonia and Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes (gr. I) winner Majestic Harbor. Rockport Harbor is by Unbridled’s Song, whose offspring include such stars as Will Take Charge, Unrivaled Belle, Unbridled Elaine, and Midshipman. Fighting Hussar’s dam, Lightning Pace, was graded stakes-placed in Canada. Her five named foals include winners and six-figure earners Katz Reign and More Humor. Lightning Pace is a half sister to stakes-placed winners Stalled Engine and Malbay. A mating to Fighting Hussar is complimentary to interested breeders.

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holder Bright Tought, grade I winner Obviously, and dual grade II winner Silentio. He Be Fire N Ice retired with five wins, three seconds, and a third in 16 starts for $332,580 in earnings. Leading California stallion Unusual Heat, the sire of He Be Fire N Ice, has sired grade I winners Acclamation, Te Usual Q.T., Unusual Suspect, and Golden Doc A. He Be Fire N Ice is the only starter from his dam, the stakesplaced Deputy Commander mare Deputy Tombe. She is a half sister to stakes winner Zuri Mwana. Breeders using He Be Fire N Ice will get an unique opportunity for supporting this sire by not having to pay the stud fee until after their foal runs and wins. Te stallion has his own website at http:// www.hebefirenice.com. © benoiT PhoTo

strong efforts, He Be Fire N Ice contested the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Mile (gr. IT), and although he finished eighth, he was beaten only seven lengths by two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan despite a five-wide trip. Some of the horses He Be Fire N Ice defeated include world record

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Paul and Aileen Brazeau’s Indian Gods brings the Indian Charlie Brazeau Toroughbred Farms line back to California. Te late Indian will welcome Indian Gods onto Charlie (shown), a California-bred, was the stallion roster in 2015. best known for his record as a sire, but he Five-year-old Indian Gods brings the Indian Charlie line also possessed rare brilliance on the track, back to California. Te late winning his first four starts Indian Charlie, a California-bred, was best known for his record as a sire, but he also possessed Many of Indian Charlie’s sons are too Alex gelding Jackson N Lorimer, who rare brilliance on the track, winning his young to have had runners themselves, broke his maiden at Belmont Park in first four starts including the Santa Anita but grade II winner Bwana Charlie sired May 2014. Derby (gr. I). After finishing third in the millionaire Comma to the Top, while Lyin Goddess’ dam, the Raise a Native Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Indian Charlie My Pal Charlie is represented by stakes mare Sweet Little Lies, produced nine was retired to the Blue Grass state and winner Say Charlie. winners from 11 foals to race, including went on to sire seven champions and 85 Indian Gods’ dam, Lyin Goddess, additional stakes winner Malibu Light. stakes winners. is a California stakes-winning daughTat Capote mare went on to produce Among Indian Charlie’s champions ter of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner stakes-placed Star Of Flight. were $2,995,420-earner Indian Blessing, Boston Harbor. She broke her maiden Indian Gods placed in four of his six Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. in her debut in the Juan Gonzalez Mestarts, including races on dirt, turf, and I) winner Uncle Mo, and dual grade I morial Stakes and ran successfully in synthetic surfaces between six furlongs winner Fleet Indian. Indian Charlie both Northern and Southern Califorand one mile. He will stand the 2015 died in 2011 at the age of 16. nia. Lyin Goddess produced the Afleet season for a complimentary fee.

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Stakes winner He Be Fire N Ice has taken up residence at Rancho San Miguel near San Luis Obispo for the 2015 season at an advertised fee of $2,500. Te 6-year-old gray raced the last part of his career for Cicero Farms. As a sophomore, he broke his maiden at Del Mar going six furlongs on the Polytrack then missed his 4-year-old season. At 5 He Be Fire N Ice reeled off four wins in his first six starts, taking allowance events at Santa Anita, Betfair Hollywood Park, and Del Mar. He faced stakes company for the first time in Del Mar’s $150,750 California Dreamin’ Handicap and won by a head. He Be Fire N Ice finished second, beaten only a half-length each time, in the $200,000 Del Mar Mile Handicap (gr. IIT) and the $150,750 City of Hope Mile Stakes (gr. IIT). Off those two

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Multiple grade I winner and millionaire Jeranimo will stand his first season at Tom and Debi Stull’s Tommy Town Toroughbreds in Santa Ynez for $7,500 live foal. Te versatile Jeranimo proved his mettle over varying distances and surfaces, winning on grass and all weather from 61⁄2 furlongs to 11⁄8 miles. He raced for the late B.J. Wright under the conditioning of trainer Michael Pender. After breaking his maiden by two lengths in his second start, Jeranimo had enough early talent to finish third in the $200,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) behind subsequent Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) hero and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) second Pioneerof the Nile. At 4 Jeranimo defeated the likes of subsequent Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Misremembered and California-bred

millionaire Acclamation in the $200,000 Strub Stakes (gr. II). He showed even more brilliance on the grass, winning the San Gabriel Stakes (gr. IIT) three times in four years. In 2012 Jeranimo got his first major score in the $300,000 Shoemaker Mile Stakes (gr. IT) over grade I winners Suggestive Boy and Little Mike. He added a second grade I in 2013 with a win in

the $301,000 Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT). Jeranimo retired with 11 wins, six seconds, and five thirds in 40 starts for earnings of $1,525,364. He was graded stakes-placed at 3 and a graded stakes winner every year from 4 through 8. Jeranimo is by the durable and consistent Congaree, who ran in 22 consecutive graded stakes races and won five grade I events from seven furlongs to 11⁄4 miles. Congaree has sired Irish highweighted filly Maoineach and grade I winners Don’t Tell Sophia and Killer Graces. Jeranimo’s dam is the stakes-winning Jeblar mare Jera. Among her foals are the stakes-placed winners Wealthy Aviator and Tizthen, as well as the winning Tiz a Knight. Jera is a half sister to two other stakes-placed winners and the dams of grade I winner A Huevo and grade III winner Sky Blue Pink.

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record for about 61⁄2 furlongs. Te colt would go on to finish second in the Senational Star Stakes and second in the grade III San Simeon Stakes by half a length to Sweet Swap, whom he had beaten in the Clocker’s Corner Stakes. Unusual Heat’s 43rd stakes winner would retire having won five races and placing four other times in 11 starts. Lakerville’s career earnings total $318,910. Lakerville is out of Foreverinthegame, a non-winning daughter of Out of Place and the dam of graded stakes winner Gervinho, who won the Sir Beaufort Stakes (gr. IIT) and placed in the Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) and Twilight Derby (gr. IIIT). His second dam is grade I-placed runner Fondly Remembered (by Skywalker) who is the dam of stakes winner Broad Hopes. © benoiT PhoTo

No mystery why the owners of Lakerville might consider him a valuable stallion prospect in California. Te stakes-winning son of top Golden State sire Unusual Heat is co-owned by Madeline Auerbach and trainer Barry Abrams, the same team that raced Unusual Heat in the latter part of his career and supported his subsequent rise to the top of the state’s general sire chart. Lakerville will enter stud in 2015 at Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif., and stand for a private fee. Bred by Abrams and Team Green, Lakerville was undefeated in two races at 3. Te following season he became stakesplaced, having finished second in the Green Flash Handicap at Del Mar. In 2012 Lakerville won twice and finished second twice out of four starts. Colic surgery and recovery prevented

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Lakerville from racing at 5. Te additional maturity he gained during his time away from the track, however, paid off when he returned to racing at 6. At first asking in January of this year at Santa Anita Park, Lakerville won the Clocker’s Corner Stakes by 11⁄4 lengths over a field that included graded stakes winners Drill and Handsome Mike. His final time of 1:11.75 was about a second off the track

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Trainer Bob Hess Jr. opted instead for the seven-furlong Woody Stephens Stakes (gr. II) on the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) undercard where he finished off the board. His poor performance in the Woody Stephens led to a year-long hiatus from racing. Merit Man returned to finish fourth in an allowance optional claiming race at Del Mar before taking the Green Flash Handicap. He has been retired with four wins and two placings out of nine career starts and total career earnings of more than $462,000. Out of Precise End’s winning daughter Precise Strike, Merit Man will stand at Lovacres Ranch for $5,000. Te 4-yearold stallion is out of the family of multiple stakes winner and graded-placed runner Madam President. © benoiT PhoTo

Merit Man’s racing career got off to a fast start in September of his 2-year-old year when he won his first start at Del Mar by three-quarters of a length. Te bay son of With Distinction won his next start, the Tim Conway Stakes, by a robust 51⁄2 lengths and rolled right into the Breeders’ Cup World Championships as the favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint, which he lost by a nose to Hightail. As a sophomore, Merit Man kept his form early. He, for the most part, wired five other competitors in the Spectacular Bid Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 1, 2013. In the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) Merit Man would stalk the pace early but be forced to steady coming out of the backstretch to avoid clipping heels with Singanothersong. Te colt, owned by Bruce Chandler, Bob McKee’s

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Double Kee Stable, and Jim Glavin’s Purple Shamrock Racing, would have to settle for fourth in the Hutcheson but would redeem himself with a third in the Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) behind eventual Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Orb and It’smyluckyday. Merit Man never made it to the Derby.

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until January 2012. His best performance that year was a placing in the BC Premier’s Handicap (Can-III) at Hastings. Northern Causeway will enter stud at Rancho San Miguel, where he’ll stand for $2,500. He is out of the winning mare Getaway Girl, a daughter of Silver Deputy and the dam of four other winners. His potential as a sire looks brightest through his second dam, Baby Zip, who is the dam of top sires City Zip and Ghostzapper— both of whom were well represented at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships this year. City Zip is the sire of Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Dayatthespa and Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner Work All Week while Ghostzapper sired DraftKings Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) winner Judy the Beauty. City Zip has sired 54 career stakes winners while Ghostzapper has produced 42 to date. Ron mesaRos

Durability and versatility should not be a concern with new stallion Northern Causeway, who will become a second son of Giant’s Causeway standing in California for 2015. Bred by Indian Creek and raced by Rozamund Barclay, the chestnut 6-year-old horse made 30 starts over five seasons. He won at distances from six furlongs to 11⁄8 miles and won or placed in races on dirt, synthetic, and turf. Northern Causeway’s racing career hit its apex when he was 3. Trained through the majority of his career by Len Kamerski, Northern Causeway won four times and finished second three times out of 11 starts in 2011. His first stakes win came in the Richmond Derby Trial Handicap at Hasting Racecourse, which he won in wire-to-wire fashion over Commander, who would later win a couple of graded stakes. Kamerski stepped Northern Cause-

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way up to graded stakes company in his next start, the British Columbia Derby (Can-III), where the colt started as the favorite. Despite a departure from his usual run-and-gun style and a wide trip, he still prevailed by a neck at the wire over multiple stakes winner Jebrica. By the end of 2011, Northern Causeway had banked more than $211,000 in earnings. He would then take a break from racing, not making his next start

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With Distinction—Precise Strike, by Precise End – Fee: $5,000 LF Entering Stud for the 2015 Breeding Season Stakes Winner Graded Stakes - Placed earner of $462,030

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Jim Beam Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park. After running unplaced in Tunder Gulch’s Kentucky Derby (gr. I), she rebounded to add the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) and Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) before beating the boys again in the Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I). She didn’t stop there. At Belmont Park Serena’s Song captured the Gazelle Handicap (gr. I) and Beldame Stakes (gr. I) and was voted the year’s champion 3-year-old filly. Serena’s Song the following season won three grade I races and placed second in five others, including the Whitney Handicap against males and the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (gr. I). She ultimately won 18 of 38 races for earnings of $3,283,388. She was voted into the Hall of Fame in 2002. Stormberg is a full brother to graded winners Grand Reward, Sophisticat, and Schramsberg and a half brother to stakes winners Harlington and Serena’s Tune. sPaRks PhoTogRaPhY

Stormberg, a son of Storm Cat—Serena’s Song, by Rahy, will enter stud in 2015 at NexStar Ranch in Temecula. He will stand for $1,500. Bred by the Robert and Beverly Lewis Trust, Stormberg has a pedigree that elicited a successful $450,000 bid by Jack Sims at the 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale. William Sims campaigned Stormberg, who began racing on the East Coast. After four starts in New York and Florida, Stormberg came to California, where he spent the remainder of his five-year career. He broke his maiden at Santa Anita by three-quarters of a length on the downhill turf course. Tat same season he won a second race down the hill. Stormberg placed in four other races and earned $108,865. Serena’s Song, Stormberg’s dam, was a popular runner in California. At 2 in

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1994, she won the Hollywood Starlet Stakes (gr. I) and Landaluce Stakes (gr. II) at Hollywood Park and the Oak Leaf Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita. She also finished second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) to Flanders. Te next year Serena’s Song won her first four races—the Santa Ynez Breeders’ Cup Stakes (gr. III), Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I), and Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) at Santa Anita and defeated males in the

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mare Hepatica, who has also produced stakes winners Slew’s Tizzy and Slew’s Tiznow. Hepatica is a half sister to Junior Miss Stakes (gr. III) winner Best Dress, Cool Air Stakes winner Francie, and Santa Clara Handicap winner Ginseng. Te pedigree has even more California roots in the third dam, General Store, who was the 1991 California Broodmare of the Year. General Store earned that award through producing the likes of California-bred world-record-setter Double Discount. General Store’s other foals included stakes winners Summer Sale and Chain Store (dam of three stakes winners) and stakes-placed Fashion Book (dam of two stakes winners). General Store was a full sister to Commissary, winner of the Vanity Handicap, Senorita Stakes, and Del Mar Oaks. maThea keLLeY

Graded stakes-placed Typhoon Slew enters stud in 2015 at Rancho San Miguel in San Miguel for a stud fee of $1,000. In just four starts Typhoon Slew broke his maiden and finished third in the With Anticipation Stakes (gr. IIIT), the latter at Saratoga after a rough trip. In breaking his maiden, Typhoon Slew won by 103⁄4 lengths as the 8-5 favorite. Te Joseph LaCombe Stables bred and raced him. Typhoon Slew is a son of multiple stakes winner Stormy Atlantic, whose foals include several champions. Up With the Birds, a grade I winner by Stormy Atlantic, was Horse of the Year and champion 3-yearold male in Canada. Maritimer was champion 2-year-old male in Canada, and Storm Allied was champion 3-yearold male in Puerto Rico, where he was a

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group I winner. Closer to home, Stormello, another son of Stormy Atlantic, won the Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) and Norfolk Breeders’ Cup Stakes (gr. II). Typhoon Slew is out of the Slewpy

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Storm Cat–Serena’s Song, by Rahy, Fee: $1,500 LF Complimentary to winning mares or mares which have produced winners

Stormberg is by GI winner STORM CAT the sire of 181 stakes horses; STORM CAT’S sons at stud include GIANT’S CAUSEWAY (Horse of the Year in Europe, champion 3yo colt in Eng and Ire) and California’s leading sire, BLUEGRASS CAT. Stormberg is a full brother to Group winners GRAND REWARD ($545,844), SOPHISTICAT ($443,393), SCHRAMSBERG ($394,626) and a half - brother to Graded stakes winner HARLINGTON. Out of HALL OF FAME, CHAMPION 3 -yr -old filly SERENA’S SONG, who amassed $3,283,388 in earnings including ten GI wins.

an opportunity to breed a

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Multiple stakes winner Unusual Heatwave will stand at Tom and Debi Stull’s Tommy Town Toroughbreds in Santa Ynez for $2,500 live foal. In four years of racing, California-bred Unusual Heatwave earned $488,752. He won four of 20 races, with three seconds and four thirds. His victories included wins in the 2012 Snow Chief Stakes and Real Good Deal Stakes and in the 2014 Crystal Water Stakes. Unusual Heatwave also finished second in the 2012 Tsunami Slew Stakes and third in that year’s El Cajon Stakes. In the Crystal Water at a mile on the turf at Santa Anita, Unusual Heatwave defeated favored Mega Heat by three-quarters of a length. He broke his maiden at about 61⁄2 furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside grass course, and

Heatwave is a half brother to Alphie’s Bet, who won the Snow Chief two years before and also captured the 2010 Sham Stakes (gr. III). Alphie’s Bet earned $303,670 and also placed in the La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIT), Affirmed Handicap (gr. III), and California Breeders’ Champion Stakes. Champion Northern Dancer appears both top and bottom in Unusual Heatwave’s pedigree. He is the paternal grandsire of Unusual Heat, through Nureyev, as well as the paternal grandsire of Candi’s Gold. Danzig and Triple Crown winner Affirmed are the grandsires of Unusual Heatwave’s second dam, Pine Away. Pine Away, a half sister to Furious Stakes (Aus-III) winner Moonflute, is also the dam of Australian stakes winners Absolut Glam and Nobby Snip. © benoiT PhoTo

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he successfully stretched out to 11⁄8 miles when winning the Snow Chief on Betfair Hollywood Park’s main track. Unusual Heatwave is a 5-year-old son of Unusual Heat, one of California’s leading sires, and he is out of the Candi’s Gold mare Miss Alphie. Alexis Barba trained Unusual Heatwave for owner/ breeder Teresa McWilliams. Unusual

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E. A. Ranches in Ramona will be standing Maybry’s Boy in 2015 for $1,500. Te graded stakes winner has moved to California from New York. Maybry’s Boy’s foals include Sportswriter, who earned $370,478. Sportswriter twice won the New York Stallion Series Stakes, and he placed in four other stakes. On the track Maybry’s Boy raced six seasons, starting 43 times and earning $322,700. He won eight races, including the Spectacular Bid Stakes (gr. III), and he placed 10 other times. A son of Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Broad Brush, Maybry’s Boy is out of the stakes-placed Alydar mare Aly’s Conquest. Te second dam, multiple graded winner Am Capable, earned $410,733 and produced stakes winner Iroquois Park and stakes-placed Kirgiz. Am Capable’s sire, Icecapade, was a half brother to champion Ruffian.

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Salute the Sarge is moving to E. A. Ranches in Ramona for 2015. A graded stakes winner, he will be standing for $1,000. Te stallion’s first foals reached the races in 2012. His winners include Fishin Frank, who captured the D. S. Shine Young Memorial Futurity, ran second in the John Franks Memorial Sales Stakes, and earned $113,760. Salute the Sarge is a three-time stakes winner and earner of $346,639. He won the 2007 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) and Hollywood Juvenile Championship (gr. III) and finished second in that year’s Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) and Norfolk Stakes (gr. I). Te following year Salute the Sarge added a victory in the San Miguel Stakes.

Grade I winner Street Hero in 2015 will be standing at Rancho San Miguel in San Miguel for $3,500. Te stallion already has three crops to the races. His foals include Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) winner Gabriel Charles, Calder Oaks winner Street Girl, and Azarenka. Te latter was the Horse of the Year in Peru. In just one year of racing, at age 2, Street Hero won the Norfolk Stakes (gr. I) and ran third to future 2-year-old male champion Midshipman in the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) and in the Bessemer Trust Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and earned a total of $419,360. Street Hero is by Street Cry, the sire of Horse of the Year Zenyatta and champion 2-year-old male Street Sense.

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Grade I Winner retired with earnings of $547,800 A versatile race horse won on dirt and turf up to a 1 ¼ First foals arrive in 2015

At three, won the HOLLYWOOD DERBY-GI, OAK TREE DERBY-GII and third in the SIR BEAUFORT STAKES-GII At four, won the STRUB S.-GII and second in the CITATION H.-GII At five, he was second in the SAN PASQUAL STAKES.-GII

By MIZZEN MAST, sire of 2012 and 2013 Breeders’ Cup winner MIZDIRECTION and Champion Two-Year-Old Filly FLOTILLA, 2013 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf Out of the multiple stakes-winning mare LETITHAPPENCAPTAIN

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Golden State Series Preview

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Going into its fourth year, the 2015 Golden State Series will offer a record $5,575,000 in purses. Te 37 stakes will be held at six different tracks, from Golden Gate Fields and Oak Tree Pleasanton in the North through Fresno in the Central Valley, and into Southern California. Santa Anita, Del Mar, and Los Alamitos will all host several Golden State events. “Cal-breds are an integral part of every race meeting in California,” said Doug Burge, president of the California Toroughbred Breeders Association. “Te Golden State Series gives breeders, owners, and trainers an entire year of rich opportunities to point for with their Cal-bred runners.” Te additional money this year has gone into many of the mid-range stakes. Seven have received purse boosts for 2015. Tose increases begin early in the year with the California Cup/Sunshine Millions program at Santa Anita, scheduled for Jan. 24. Te California Cup Sprint and the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint will each be worth $150,000, up from $125,000 in 2014. Te popular Gold Rush program has been moved to May 23, the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, at Santa Anita. It also will have some increased purses. Te Tiznow Stakes and Spring Fever Stakes 40

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t every California horse sale in 2014, trainers commented that they were looking for California-breds because of the purse money available. In large part that is due to the lucrative Golden State Series, a collection of rich stakes throughout the year for Cal-breds and California-sired runners.

Golden Gate Fields is one of six California tracks that will host a Golden State Series event

will go from $125,000 to $150,000, and the Fran’s Valentine Stakes will jump to $125,000 from $100,000. “We are excited to see Gold Rush be part of the Memorial Day holiday weekend,” said Burge. “Santa Anita was so successful last year in taking over many of the spring and summer dates after the closure of Hollywood Park. Te CTBA is pleased to partner with Santa Anita in putting on the Gold Rush program, which has proved so popular with our horsemen.” Te final two races to receive purse enhancements are part of Santa Anita’s fall race meeting. Te California Distaff and California Flag Handicap for turf sprinters down the hillside grass course will be worth $125,000 each, up from $100,000. Two Golden State turf races in Northern California, the Silky Sullivan Stakes for 3-year-olds and the Campanile Stakes

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for 3-year-old fillies, will shift from June to April 26. Tat card will also include other Cal-bred overnight races. Te Golden State Series is designed to allow all horses a natural progression in their racing careers. Of the 37 races, 19 are for older runners, 10 are for 3-yearolds, and eight are for 2-year-olds. Te latter begin midyear and culminate in two $200,000 stakes at Los Alamitos in December. Tat segues into the 3-year-old opportunities, such as the California Cup Derby and California Cup Oaks, early the following season. Likewise, the opportunities are divided among turf and dirt runners and across a variety of distances. Ten of the races for older runners are slated for the turf, with four of the 3-year-old races on grass. Te Golden State Series not only provides a year-round schedule for Cal-breds to compete against each other, it has


GOLDEN STATE SERIES StAkeS SCheDule TraCk

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$150,000

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CAliforniA Cup Derby

$250,000

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$250,000

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$100,000

6.5 f, t

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$100,000

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$100,000

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$200,000

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$100,000

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$100,000

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$150,000

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$150,000

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$200,000

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$200,000

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$125,000

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$100,000

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proved a popular springboard to graded competition. For example, California Chrome’s journey to victory in the 2014 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) started with the Golden State Series. His first stakes victory came in the 2013 Gradua-

tion Stakes at Del Mar. He concluded his 2-year-old season by winning the 2013 King Glorious at Betfair Hollywood Park and added the 2014 California Cup Derby at Santa Anita before winning the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) and Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) en route to Kentucky.

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“California is so proud of California Chrome’s accomplishments,” said Burge, “and we are very happy that the Golden State Series put him on the road to greatness. We hope that many more Cal-breds will take advantage of the opportunities the series provides.”


Gate Management

Gate traininG requires Patience By Emily ShiEldS / PhOTOS By ANNE m. EBERhARdT

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o racing fans the starting gate may be nothing more than the strange contraption that signals the beginning of a race. To a handicapper it is a source of consternation where post positions and bad breaks may affect the way the race plays out. To a jockey the gate can be a dangerous place where a well-trained horse may make the difference between life and death.

And what about the horse? To a Toroughbred, standing in the starting gate can be akin to being trapped in the belly of a snarling metal beast.

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For most races, horses are loaded in pairs in the gate and sent on their way without incident. Occasionally, a horse will panic and act up, refusing to enter the

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stall or worse, rearing while inside. A hoof hooked over the door or a horse seated inside can spell big trouble for the horse, rider, and gate crew. California’s horsemen carefully school horses to take the anxiety out of the process of loading in and starting from the gate. Although each farm has a slightly different theory about the process of teaching a young horse about the gate, all of them use the same basic principles of patience and repetition.


Gate training is an integral part of a young racehorse’s early lessons, which typically begin in the fall. Sherrie Songer, a 29-year veteran as the trainer at E.A. Ranches in Ramona, said, “We start breaking our horses during the last week of September in a six-week program. We take them on miles of trails while we break them, then turn them back out for three months. It isn’t until they come back to the track as 2-year-olds that they go to the gate. We like to get a handle on them first.” Legacy Ranch in Clements has a flexible program based on the desires of its clients. “Our horses are out in the pasture before the fall, then we start working with them in September,” said manager Shaun Hadley, who has been with the farm for 30 years. “But some of our clients would prefer to wait until December or January.” Mike Allen, Tommy Town Toroughbreds’ ranch manager since 2001, noted that horses are acquainted with the gate early on at the Santa Ynez farm. “Our four-stall portable gate is moved over near the barn when the yearlings are first introduced to saddle,” he said. “Tey see it every day and walk right by it like it’s no big deal.” Per Antonsen, trainer at Harris Farms in Coalinga for the last 34 years, said that gate training is a year-round process. “Tere’s no time line on when we start. Horses get ready at different times.” When the youngsters at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez have been schooling over the track for six weeks, trainer Tom Hudson introduces them to the gate. “Tey’ve already been jogged and galloped before we take them over,” he said.

From there the process is very similar at all the farms. “We use three people and have a broke horse available,” Hudson said. “We open the back and front of the gate and have both the broke horse and the green horses hand-walked through with saddles on. We never shove them in. We just wait until they’re used to standing quietly in there.”

You can’t jump one out unless they have running on their minds. Once you’ve breezed them four or five times, they get the idea that they can run and that’s when you could try working from the gate.” — Shaun Hadley, Legacy Ranch

Simultaneous trailer training also helps. “We teach them to load into trailers at the same time so they are used to following a person into a small space by then,” Hudson said. “We school at the gate four or five days a week, eventually standing a more schooled horse side by side with the greener one. We keep the front gates open, my guys unclip the lines, and the horses jog out of the gates.” Songer also employs the adjunct use of trailer training. “Our horses have to be loaded in a two-horse trailer because it’s a mile from the breaking area to the track,” she said. “Tey’ve been jogging for about 30 days and loaded and hauled several times before they finally see the gate.”

Te starting gate at Harris Farms is moved behind the training barn so that horses can see it. “When the horses come off the track, I just have the grooms lead them through by hand until they get really good at it,” Antonsen said. “Later the riders have no problem just standing them inside.” “When we start riding the horses is when we start walking them through the gate,” Hadley said. “Some of them don’t like it. Some of them walk in there and never give you any problem. Eventually, you leave them inside with the rider on.” “We walk our horses through a couple times a week until it’s no big deal,” Allen said. “We bathe them and take them over just to walk through. Te first few times you do it, you want the horse to be comfortable enough to walk inside, then later stand. Eventually, we pony them to the gate to simulate what they will be doing on the track.” But unlike in the past, most farms don’t teach horses how to “jump out” from the gate at racing speed. “Here at Harris, we don’t break them from the gate anymore,” Antonsen said. “Tey walk out under a rider, and when they’ve started breezing, we will have them stand in there with the doors closed. But all we want is to make sure they will pick it up when they go to a real track and they won’t give trainers any trouble.” Most of the young horses at the quiet E.A. Ranches head to a training center, where they can practice their speed work. “Very few of ours go directly from here to the racetrack,” Songer said. “We just don’t have (horse) traffic, so we need these horses to go to a training center like San Luis Rey to see other horses. We just do the basics for 90 to 120 days. When they

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As young horses are often reluctant to enter the starting stalls, patience and repetition are vital in teaching good gate behaviors

are ready for speed and jumping from the gate, they’re ready for a bigger world.” “We are breaking horses for so many different trainers,” said Hudson of Magali, “and they all have their own way of training at the gate. So we don’t have to introduce speed work from the gate. We used to do it, and it became an issue because not all track trainers want the same kind of break. So our goal is to have them leave here while happily standing inside a closed gate.” Sometimes, a young horse simply isn’t ready to breeze from the gate. “You can’t jump one out unless they have running on their minds,” Hadley said. “Once you’ve breezed them four or five times, they get the idea that they can run and that’s when you could try working from the gate. You can’t ask a horse who has just been jogging and galloping to break like in a race.”

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Unlike some of the other farms, Tommy Town breaks horses from the gate before sending them to the track. “Before we send them to the track, all of our horses have popped out and breezed a sixteenth of a mile,” Allen said. “It’s good experience before life at the track.” Although every precaution is taken to ensure a smooth and calm transition into the gate, not all horses start out as willing participants. “You definitely get a few claustrophobic ones,” Antonsen said. “You have to spend extra time with them or even go back in the afternoon to try again. We’re lucky in that I can’t recall any who have been really bad.” What if a horse flat out refuses to walk inside? “I don’t worry about it the first time,” Antonsen said. “Sometimes they just need to stand and really look at the gate. I take it one step at a time so they gain confidence. When they’re ready, they’ll go in.” “Sometimes we may be down there 45 minutes with one that is claustrophobic, but they may just need more time,” Hudson said. “We take some grain, nudge them along. If we can get them halfway inside, eating grain and starting to relax, then we may feel successful for that day. Tey all stop and look, but as long as all the people stay calm, then the horses are usually calm. We don’t get many that are that bad.” “You take things in steps,” Hadley said. “First they walk through. Ten another day they stand. After that it’s close the hind doors and you back them into it so they can feel that door closed against their rump. Te first few times you do that, it gooses them and they jump forward. If you had the front gate closed you’d have a wreck, so we leave that open.” Te long process eventually results in a horse ready for real gate work. “After days of standing and getting used

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to that back gate, then you walk them out by hand,” Hadley said. “Ten you jog them out. Ten they get used to the front gate being closed and, after that, both gates being latched. After five or six times, you can finally spring the gate on them.” While the comfort of the horses is important, it’s rider safety that is paramount. While most farms have been fortunate not to have a major injury to a rider, the threat looms large and requires precautions. “We’ve been fortunate so far,” Songer said. “If the side of the gate touches a nervous horse, they may sprint through or jump out. But our riders know to bail in a dangerous situation. Having a rider on a pony horse helps, and another assistant on the ground. We all communicate to make it safer.” “If a horse gets too tough, then we have the rider bail and come back in the afternoon when it’s quiet,” said Allen. “Tere’s no rush, so we can be patient. Te key is to find a good place to quit for the day. You never want them to associate the gate with a fight.” Patience and repetition are the hallmarks of gate training. Making each horse comfortable with the unusual contraption and its tight spaces is difficult but not impossible with a good program. “Te important thing is to get them used to the sight of it before going in,” Songer noted. “Tey need to be comfortable with the situation. Tat takes basic groundwork and lots of time.” “It’s rare, but if you get one who is really upset, you can tranquilize them to calm them down,” Hadley said. “But what you really need to do is keep working until they get over their fear.” “Te whole key is to proceed quietly and make sure they have no bad experiences with it,” Hudson said. “We’ve never had a trainer tell us one of our horses wouldn’t go in the gate.”


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◆ NORTHERN CAUSEWAY is a Graded winner from a foundation family that produces Breeders’ Cup Classic and Kentucky Derby winners! Inquiries to Clay Murdock / P.O. Box 741, San Miguel, CA 93451 PH: (805) 467-3847 / FX: (805) 467-3919 / EM: ransanmig@gmail.com / www.ranchosanmiguel.net

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Rancho San Miguel

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 EIGHT Stakes performers including 2014 SW MARINO’S WILD CAT ($170,410), 5 wins incl. $100,000 Harris Farm S. by 53∕4 lengths, never off-the-board in ten starts, incl. $55,000 Oakland S.; 2014 SW MAHOGANY RUN, 3 wins by 151∕4 combined lengths; etc. • Sire of 12% Stakes Horses, including 2013 star SWEET MARINI ($296,538), 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.

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.

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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HOME OF CALIFORNIA’S LEADING SIRES 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 juvenile sold for $95,000 at the Barretts March sale. • Solid 63% 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.

Ranked Among the Top Two 2015 California Sires by 2014 Third-Crop Earnings New for 2015

STREET HERO Street Cry – Squall Linda, by Summer Squall/ $3,500 LF • California’s first opportunity to breed to a son of Champion and Leading Sire STREET CRY, sire of ZENYATTA. • Proven sire of Derby-winners, incl. Horse of the Year AZARENKA, flly who won prestigious G1 Peruvian Derby over colts, and GABRIEL CHARLES ($319,800), commanding winner of the G2 Del Mar Derby as well as the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Preview. • Greatly improves his mares with a 1.40 AEI compared to a 0.99 CI.

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 G2 Del Mar Derby SW MY BEST BROTHER ($346,090).

Inquiries to Clay Murdock / P.O. Box 741, San Miguel, CA 93451 PH: (805) 467-3847 / FX: (805) 467-3919 / EM: ransanmig@gmail.com / www.ranchosanmiguel.net


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PROFILE

D. CHADWICK CALVERT BY EMILY SHIELDS

A CHOOSING RIGHT

s a young man, D. Chadwick Calvert was taught in church to remember the initials CTR for “choose the right.” Tey meant the right path, but Calvert has since converted the CTR initials to mean Calvert Toroughbred Racing. “Plus, I’m always trying to choose the right. . .horse,” he said Te past few years have seen Calvert do an excellent job of choosing profitable young horses, but he has decades of experience to pull from. With his own expertise and the help of a longtime friend, the Colo-

rado-based attorney is building a stealthily good racing string. Born and raised in Denver, Calvert was first introduced to the game by his lawyer father, David. “Around 1968 a client approached him and asked if he wanted to buy a couple of racehorses,” Calvert recalled. “He didn’t know anything about them, but the first horse was named Flying Morman, and my dad was Mormon.” Tat seemed a sound enough reason to buy in. Calvert remembers visiting the old Centennial Race Track in Littleton, Colo., to watch the horse run. When Calvert was 17, his

father purchased a horse out of Kentucky subsequently named Kid Calvert. Te son of Exclusive Native won the 1974 Centennial Derby and was grade III-placed at Ak-Sar-Ben in Nebraska. “Tat horse was named after me,” Calvert said. “Tat’s how long I’ve been interested in the game.” Now, Calvert jokes that his attorney business is simply so that he can “afford the bad habit” of buying racehorses. “My wife, Dorene, and I got married 30 years ago and bought a few horses together in Arizona. Since then we’ve been racing in California quite a bit because I love Cal-breds.”

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Magali FarMs StallionS of 2015 coil

Point Given – Eversmile, by Theatrical Tird leading California sire by mares bred in 2013. Versatile Grade 1 Haskell Winner at 11⁄8 miles on the East Coast and Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship Winner at 6 furlongs on the West Coast. 1-2-3 in 11 of 13 starts earning $1,064,360.

2015 Stud Fee: $4,000

RichaRd’s Kid Lemon Drop Kid – Tough Broad, by Broad Brush

Multiple Grade 1 Winner of $2,482,259. Versatile winner from 1 mile to 11⁄2 miles. ELEVEN Triple Digit Beyers. Won Grade 1 Pacifc Classic- TWICE. Best son of LEMON DROP KID & 6xSW TOUGH BROAD (100 Beyer). 2015 Stud Fee: $3,000

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Distant View – Toussaud, by El Gran Senor

Top Five Active California Leading Sire of 2014 & #2 Active Sire on the Turf with 2014 Stakes horses incl. STONEY FLEECE (G3, $580,664), AWESOME RETURN ($330,780), SUSANS EXPRESS ($143,390), etc. 2015 Stud Fee: $3,000

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Nureyev – Athyka, by Secretariat World Record Miler (1:31.89, 115 Beyer) whose record-setting ofspring include HIGH FLY (G1), ATTICUS KRISTY (G3), SW I’M NOT ALONE, & SPW Starticus, and who has average earnings over 12-times his fee. 2015 Stud Fee: $3,500

Roi chaRMant Evansville Slew – Cantina, by Seattle Dancer

A leading second-crop sire with 2014 stakes runners Gangnam Guy (2nd by neck in $150,000 I’m Smokin S., etc.), Slew’s Charm (3rd $100,000 Cinderella S.) and Mahorney (4th $64,000 Cavonnier Juvenile S.). 2015 Stud Fee: $1,500

MR. BRoad Blade Broad Brush – Miss High Blade, by Highland Blade

Sire of 10% Stakes Performers, including Golden Gate SW BELLSBLADE, Grade 3 Tampa Bay Derby performer Justdontcallmejeri, & California Breeders’ Champion-placed Dirty Dish Mitch. 2015 Stud Fee: $1,000

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CTBA Member PROFILE Calvert doesn’t select horses on his own, however. He relies on the help of fourth-generation horseman Scott Rollins, who is as close as a brother. “I’ve known Chad my whole life,” said Rollins. “My grandfather trained for his father, and my father rode for them. We stayed close even when he went off to law school.” Te Arizona-based Rollins goes to the Toroughbred sales there and in California to short-list horses for Calvert. “I go through and look at every horse in the sale, making a list up to about 25 horses,” Rollins said. “Ten we go back through them together and rank them before we try to buy.” At the 2013 Barretts May 2-year-old sale, Calvert went to $15,000 on a Cal-bred son of Stormin Fever—Empress of Dance, by Maria’s Mon. “I arrived at Barretts just in time to watch this colt work down the lane,” Rollins recalled. “I knew we had to have him.” A dubious Calvert wondered if Rollins had even examined the rest of the horses in the sale, but Rollins insisted. Te colt, originally named Fever Storm, was renamed Storm Reveler and finished fifth and then third in consecutive maiden claiming sprints at Del Mar in 2013. In a final attempt to get him to break his maiden at the seaside racecourse, where the Calverts have a timeshare, Storm Reveler was wheeled back in against non-claiming company. He lit up the tote board at odds of 30-1 and caused a Pick 6 carryover. Storm Reveler finished 50

third in the $100,000 Barretts Juvenile Stakes and now has a record of one win and two thirds in five starts for earnings of $62,570. “With the money from his maiden win, I went right back to the sales,” Calvert said. At the 2013 Barretts October yearling sale Calvert picked up a pair of horses, including a chestnut son of Lucky Pulpit—Wild Reflection, by Wild Wonder, later named Colorado Strong. After being broken in Arizona, Cal-bred Colorado Strong

Dustin and Jennifer Moore in 2005 and 2006, and the mare has since gone on to become a producer for them. Calvert and Moore own her juvenile son in partnership. “He was named Smack Talk because of an incident at a hotel,” Calvert said. “Tey were Seattle fans, and it was right before the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos played in the Super Bowl. Tey were talking smack to me, and the name just really fit that colt.” Te little, fiery Smack Talk

Chad is high energy and fun to be around. He understands the game and that to be successful, you have to put money in. He’s not the kind of guy who waits around hoping a $1,500 horse will magically become a stakes horse.” —Scott Rollins

was unveiled against maiden special weight company July 4, 2014, at Los Alamitos, where he won by a nose. Shortly after that October sale Jack and Barbara Hatch contacted Calvert about a Papa Clem—Holiday Sale, by Boundary, colt they owned who had failed to sell in the ring. Calvert named the Calbred Peradventure and grew excited when he outworked Colorado Strong by several lengths before either horse debuted. Peradventure broke his maiden first out by 41⁄2 lengths. Topping Calvert’s string of recent winners is Smack Talk, whose win was even more special, given that the Cal-bred son of Stormin Fever—Foxy Faith, by A. P Jet, is a homebred. Calvert campaigned Foxy Faith with

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debuted July 17 at Del Mar, scoring by 31⁄4 lengths at odds of 8-1. He made it four-ina-row maiden special weight winners for Calvert, who also has a Latent Heat filly named One Hot Note he owns with his wife. Peradventure and Smack Talk surfaced again in the $196,000 Golden State Juvenile Stakes Nov. 1. Te race took place on the undercard of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, and though the excitement of running in such a race was high, the outcome was muted as Smack Talk and Peradventure finished fifth and sixth, respectively. “We wanted to get Peradventure running down the hill at Santa Anita, and even worked him on the turf,” Calvert said. “He will head

for the grass next out.” As for Smack Talk, trainer Vann Belvoir, who conditions both horses, sees a bright future. “Tat was his first race back since opening day at Del Mar,” Calvert said. “Both horses are nicer than what they showed in that race; he just needed the out. He may come back in the California Cup Derby in January.” Calvert manages to balance his busy law office with his racing passion by making as many trips as possible to see his horses run. But he doesn’t despair when he can’t. “I have a media room with a big-screen television at my practice,” he said. “You try to give everything equal time.” “Chad is high energy and fun to be around,” Rollins noted. “He understands the game and that to be successful, you have to put money in. He’s not the kind of guy who waits around hoping a $1,500 horse will magically become a stakes horse.” After another successful Del Mar season, Calvert wheeled his winnings back into two more horses, a Stormin Fever filly and an Albertus Maximus colt. Rollins is in the process of breaking both horses in Arizona, and they will ship to California in the spring with an eye on the 2015 Del Mar summer meet. With four recent winners from Calvert’s small string of 10 horses, it would be prudent to keep an eye on the small but powerful barn. “Not many people know how well we’ve done in maiden special weight company,” Calvert said. Te next time he has a horse in, the right choice might be to pay attention.


Empire Maker-Delta Princess, by A.P. Indy FEE: $5,000-LIVE FOAL Grade I Stakes-Placed Winner of $119,170 FROM ONE OF THE STRONGEST FEMALE FAMILIES NATIONALLY •

Out of the multiple graded stakes winning A.P. INDY mare, DELTA PRINCESS, is a full sister to GI winner INDI FIVE HUNDRED and a half to Italian Group I Winner BIONDETTI. DELTA PRINCESS is also the dam of Champion 3 Year-old-filly and Champion Older Mare, ROYAL DELTA ($4,691,126). From 5 foals to race she has five winners and progeny earnings totaling: $5,733,517 including 2014 Grade I Stakes Winner CROWN QUEEN ($593,000) EMPIRE WAY is by EMPIRE MAKER, sire of Champion ROYAL DELTA, GI winners PIONEEROF THE NILE, 2014 GI winners GRACE HALL and EMOLLIENT

Eastern Echo-Drapeau, by Raja Baba FEE: $3,000-LIVE FOAL Grade I Winner of $761,442 •

35490 Highway 79 Warner Springs, CA 92086 www.lovacres.com

Perennial Leading Sire Of 2-Year-Olds. Sire of Champion Sprinter, U.S. and California THOR’S ECHO, and California Champion 2-Year-Old TILDE, the leading money winner among California-bred 2-Year-Olds of 2012 Progeny Earnings in 2014 are over $1.3 Million, led by 2-year-old, 2013 California-Bred Champion TwoYear-Old Female of the Year SWISS LAKE YODELER ($276,600), 3 wins in 5 starts at 2, $200,000 Soviet Problem Stakes, at Betfair Hollywood Park Average Earnings Per Starter $48,424

Inquiries to Terry Lovingier (562) 547-9848 / FAX: (562) 988-0094 e-mail: terry@lovco.com


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Coming Home to Los AL

By KEVIN MODESTI

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e started his racing life as a 5-year-old in the old wooden grandstand at Los Alamitos, watching his family’s Quarter Horses barrel down that legendary straightaway. Bob Moreno couldn’t see the curves ahead.

After a half-century of twists and turns, the junior member of one of California Quarter Horse racing’s first families is surprised to find himself in a senior role in the state’s Toroughbred industry as racing secretary for Los Alamitos’ new Toroughbred meets, the third of which will run Dec. 4-21. Te kid who grew up thinking of the Orange County track as his personal Disneyland returns to help lead Los Alamitos as it takes its place alongside Santa Anita and Del Mar in the smaller world that is the Southern California Toroughbred circuit in 2014. If this sounds like a natural, poetic crescendo for his career, you could have fooled Moreno right up to the moment last winter when a Los Alamitos executive phoned to ask him to interview for the job. What would that child in the grandstand have thought? “He wouldn’t have believed it,” said Moreno, now 61. “I never believed that I’d be in this position.” Nobody else is shocked. If Moreno’s four decades working in virtually every corner of racing administration and officialdom weren’t enough to qualify him for the job of building a racing program from scratch, his emotional ties to Los Alamitos and grasp of the track’s history sealed the deal. “Bob was always number one on our list,” said Brad McKinzie, general manager of Los Alamitos’ Toroughbred operation, who says Moreno is being characteristically modest if he thinks otherwise. “We wanted to hire somebody who

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wouldn’t consider it, maybe, a step down. “Considering what we were faced with, we liked that he had a real vested interest in the success of the Toroughbred meets.” Tat interest goes back almost to the beginning of Los Alamitos Race Course on Katella Avenue in Cypress. Te facility was 7 years old when Bob Moreno was 5 and absorbing his first racetrack memory. Tis was the day in 1958 (Quarter Horse racing was held during the day then) when Lip Request won the Kindergarten Futurity. It was a Moreno family triumph, with Bob’s father, Joe, and his uncle, Ben, co-owning the filly, and Joe training her, although cousin Javier was the trainer of record. Later Joe was trainer and co-owner with Bob’s mother, Jessie, of Assured Copy, who won the 1971 Los Alamitos Juvenile, the Pomona Futurity, and the Fresno Futurity. At Moreno Quarter Horse Ranch in Norco, Calif., the Morenos bred and raised champions Osage Rocket and Osage Juana, the champion 2-year-old fillies of 1971 and 1978, respectively. Bob and older brother Ruben—now a Quarter Horse racing official at Los Alamitos—helped out, doing everything from foaling mares to showing sale horses. Days off were rare. Perhaps oddly, Bob said his most vivid memory of those days was his and Ruben’s bitter disappointment when Assured Copy, whom they’d raised from a baby, failed to replicate his 2-year-old success. Moreno considered himself purely a Quarter Horse man until his head was turned by a pair of great Toroughbreds:


Buckpasser, the 1966 Horse of the Year and 1970 Racing Hall of Fame inductee whose 15-race win streak from age 2 to 4 included the Malibu and San Fernando Stakes at Santa Anita, and Cougar II, the 1972 Eclipse Award winner for outstanding grass horse and 2006 Hall of Famer who was a terror on turf and dirt at Santa Anita and Hollywood Park. “If they don’t run, I’m not here,” Moreno said one afternoon this summer between races at Del Mar, where he was a placing judge. Moreno went from Norco High School to Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga. He played on the tennis team but wasn’t a star. He’s an avid golfer now, shooting in the low 90s on the course across Huntington Drive from Santa Anita. But Moreno’s heart was always in racing. His break came when Nat Wess, then assistant publicity director at Hollywood Park, hired him for a job in the publicity and marketing departments. Wess said the 21-year-old Bob was always smiling, even though the job wasn’t glamorous. In those days, race replays were on film, not videotape, and Los Angeles TV news stations showed racing highlights in their sports reports. Among Bob’s chores was delivering film canisters to the stations each evening. One other thing Wess loved about Bob: his memory. In most offices the young employees turn to their bosses for tales of the old days. At Hollywood Park, Wess said recently from his home in Minnesota, “If there was a certain race I was trying to remember, he’d be the one I’d call.” Moreno had to leave California briefly for his first racing-office job, at Portland Meadows in 1975. But he was soon back in the state, going to work for legendary Santa Anita racing secretary Frank E. (Jimmy) Kilroe. He was off and running. Since then he has worked at the three major Southern California tracks, as well as at Fairplex Park (where he was Quarter Horse racing secretary when the Los Angeles County Fair races included that breed), Santa Rosa (his first Toroughbred racing-secretary post), Pleasanton, and Stockton, with one detour to Canterbury Downs in Minnesota, in jobs that included stewards’ 54

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Moreno (seated, left) along with Charlie McCaul (right) was involved with the draw for the 31st running of the Breeders’ Cup Classic

aide, patrol judge, and paddock judge. He jokes that the one part of the track where he has never worked is the jockeys’ room, because “I didn’t play cards.”

Moreno considered himself purely a Quarter Horse man until his head was turned by a pair of great Toroughbreds: Buckpasser and Cougar II Unmarried—he blames his weekends-and-holidays work schedule— Moreno exudes conscientious competence, from the gray streak in his hair and rectangular wire-framed glasses to the pen in his shirt pocket and the cell phone on his belt. A product of the days when racing offices conducted business with typewriters and carbon copies, he still pastes result charts into a book each day. It was one thing to serve as racing secretary for the Fairplex Quarter Horses and the Santa Rosa Fair but something else

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entirely to write new condition books for Los Alamitos as it sought to replace the shuttered Hollywood Park with an eightday meet in July and the 12-day meet in December, and replace Fairplex Park with a 13-day meet in September. Los Alamitos offered the promise of a fresh market in Orange County, where Toroughbred races dot the nighttime Quarter Horse cards, but Toroughbreds hadn’t had a season of their own since the Orange County Fair stopped operating a three-week meet there in 1991. Te track offered a well-regarded running surface, which was lengthened from five-eighths of a mile to nearly a mile as part of $5 million in renovations paid for by Los Alamitos owner Dr. Ed Allred in preparation for the Toroughbreds’ arrival. What it didn’t offer was a turf course or much in the way of tradition. In the Toroughbred world, its prestige came from the fact that Art Sherman trained California Chrome at Los Alamitos before the California-bred’s victories in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), Kentucky Derby (gr. I), and Preakness Stakes (gr. I).


Moreno set out to do right by the “little guys” who “were going to make the card go,” he said. One key has been offering more starter-allowance and conditioned claiming races than other tracks, allowing owners to run claiming-level horses at Los Alamitos without the risk of losing them before the richer Del Mar and Santa Anita meets. He has also catered to Calbreds. “Without Cal-breds, there is no Los Alamitos,” McKinzie said. “We figured that could be a niche for us. “Bob has had to be imaginative. Quarter Horse-sensation Assured Copy was a favorite of both Bob Moreno (third from left) and his If he’d written Santa Anita-type brother Ruben (holding horse). The brothers’ father Joe, is holding box at left cards, we wouldn’t have made it.” Los Alamitos has made it so far. Te placing judges closely examine the pho- your average racing-office employee. I July meet was highlighted by Shared Be- to-finish strip of the first five finishers in wish there were more like him.” lief’s victory in the $500,000 Los Alam- every race, regardless of the margins. Although Moreno once served as busiitos Derby (gr. II). Te September meet Asked if he was treated fairly, Moreno ness manager for the Los Alamitos-based drew a 26.6% increase in mutuel handle hesitated, saying he didn’t want to speak ill Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Racing Assoover the comparable dates in 2013 at Fair- of the late CHRB executive director Kirk ciation, the racing-secretary job is his first plex. Moreno rates his efforts as “some- Breed. But he noted that a similar error time working directly for Los Alamitos. what successful.” the same summer in Kentucky resulted in He said he hopes for an expanded role for Forty years in important jobs in horse no penalties for the officials involved. his boyhood track in the years ahead. For racing don’t fly by without controversy, now he’s focused on the December meet. though. Moreno’s controversy happened Te stakes schedule emphasizes 2-yearBob’s a great guy. Tis three years ago when he and four other olds. It will feature the track’s first two racing officials were held responsible for grade I stakes, the $500,000 Los Alamis not just a job for him. posting an incorrect order of finish for itos Futurity on Dec. 20, which takes He’s a historian; he knows the A Gleam Handicap (gr. II) at Hollythe place of Hollywood Park’s CashCall the game. He’s not your wood Park. Futurity, and the $350,000 Starlet on Te race included close finishes for first, Dec. 13, another carryover from Holaverage racing-office with Irish Gypsy beating Ultra Blend by a lywood. Among the Starlet nominees is employee. I wish there nose, and for fourth, with Mildly OffenTake Charge Brandi, upset winner of the were more like him.” sive edging Washington Bridge. Te judgBreeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) for es read the win photo right (more importtrainer D. Wayne Lukas. Two of the oth— Trainer Peter Miller ant than ever because the A Gleam was a er three stakes are for 2-year-old Cal-bred Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” race). “We were wrong for about 30 seconds,” and Cal-sired horses, the $200,000 Soviet But they incorrectly called Washington Moreno said this summer. He recalled a Problem Stakes for fillies on Dec. 7 and Bridge the fourth-place finisher. Although quotation attributed to President John F. the $200,000 King Glorious on Dec. 14. the error was caught quickly and the prop- Kennedy: “An error does not become a Te sub-stakes-level offerings will be er order posted, cashing of the wrong Su- mistake until you refuse to correct it.” substantially the same, with claiming racperfecta bets went on for a few minutes. Moreno’s reputation survived intact. es from $8,000 to $20,000 the “bread and Te California Horse Racing Board McKinzie claims some trainers have sup- butter,” Moreno said. punished stewards Tom Ward, Kim Saw- ported Los Alamitos at the entry box mainStill as modest as ever, Moreno said yer, and Luis Jauregui by docking them ly to show support for the popular Moreno. that if the Breeders’ Cup winner does run three work days each and fined placing “Bob’s a great guy,” said Peter Miller, and the weather holds out on the grade I judges Moreno and Kevin Colosi $750 who led the trainer standings at the July stakes days, Los Alamitos has a chance to each. Te incident led the board to com- meet. “Tis is not just a job for him. He’s end his first year as racing secretary on a mand that at least two stewards and the a historian; he knows the game. He’s not strong note. 56

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MERIT MAN

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

With Distinction—Precise Strike, by Precise End – Fee $5,000 LF

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

Multiple Stakes Winner, Grade I Stakes Placed From 9 starts had 4 wins 1 second and 1 third, retired with earnings of $462,030

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TIME TO GET EVEN

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

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

Leading First Crop sire of 2014

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Inquiries to Terry Lovingier (562) 547-9848 / FAX: (562) 988-0094 E-mail: terry@lovco.com


Focus on the Future

Jack carlinO By Emily ShiEldS

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ver a slice of pizza, Jack Carlino’s life was changed forever. Having been born in Phoenix, Arizona, a teenaged Carlino was vacationing with his family in the seaside town of Del Mar when he overheard some men talking about horse racing. Carlino had already visited the Del Mar Toroughbred Club race meeting, and although he desperately wanted to return, his family wasn’t as keen.

“No one wanted to go with me,” Carlino recalled. “One time we were sitting around, eating a pizza, and the guys behind me were talking horse racing. One of them was Duncan Taylor.” Taylor, of Kentucky’s Taylor Made Farm fame, urged Carlino to learn to read the Daily Racing Form. “I learned how to read the Form on the Internet,” Carlino said. “Ten I would walk by myself to the track. No one ever stopped me from betting.” Instantly and irrevocably hooked, Carlino quickly became a racing devotee. He graduated from Phoenix’s Brophy College Preparatory school in 2013 and entered the University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program. “Jack is a sponge for everything horse,” said Terri Burch, the program’s longtime coordinator. “He brings enthusiasm for racing, a desire to learn with an openness to try new things, and analytical skills with him to all his experiences. Tese qualities will let him evaluate, work hand-in-hand with all partners in racing, and solve problems. We have high hopes for Jack as he progresses through the program and starts his upper-level equine business classes.” 58

Although Carlino loved the idea of horses and racing, his hands-on experience was extremely limited until he got a job working at Jim Stone and Burch’s Stoneway Farm in La Grange, Ky. He learned the very basics, from how to hold a horse to mucking stalls, before progressing to sales prep. “When you’re in the middle of it, you really realize what it takes to get a horse ready for a sale—daily grooming, special feed,” Carlino said. “Horses come up with a lot of problems all the time.” With hands-on experience under his belt, Carlino moved to the frontside after being selected as an intern at the track where it all started, Del Mar. Each summer Del Mar gives several students the opportunity to intern during the meeting. “I worked in the racing office there for a bit and spent my fair share of time in the press box,” Carlino said. “But I learned the most when I spent three weeks with the state vet, Dr. Barrie Grant. He gave me an eye for sore horses and showed me happy, sound horses. Tat information was invaluable.” In April, Carlino and four of his fellow University of Louisville Riding and Racing Club members attended the Toroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s New Owner Seminar. Te event, which took place at Keeneland Race Course, included speakers such as Ken McPeek, Barclay Tagg, and Bill Casner. Now, Carlino and his friends spend as much time as possible at the races. “We’re kind of junkies,” Carlino admitted. “We get just as excited to go to Turfway Park as we are to go to Keeneland or Churchill Downs.” Although only a sophomore, Carlino sees himself heading straight into the industry after graduation. “I don’t have my mind set on one par-

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Soaking Up knowledge

Carlino, now in Kentucky, worked as a Del Mar intern as part of his racing education

ticular thing,” he said. “I just want to be in the sport.” With countless options available, two seem most appealing—training and becoming a bloodstock agent. “I don’t have the type of hands-on experience it takes to be a trainer, but that is the most incredibly rewarding job at the track,” he said. “I’m hoping to get a backside job next summer and learn the ropes.” Of the agent side of things, he noted, “It’s a competitive industry, and you need to meet the right people. But I would love to break into it.” With his drive and eagerness to learn, Carlino is sure to make his mark on the game.


Golden State Series at Santa Anita

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My Fiona takes command down the stretch to win the Golden State Juvenile Fillies to the delight of her connections below

By Tracy GanTz

MY FIONA’S GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE FILLIES

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the name A Vision in Bay. Not only has she the physical presence, but she also has the talent, as she proved in winning the $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies. Eight fillies competed in the seven-fur-

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ot only did the Breeders’ Cup audience see two days of excellent Breeders’ Cup events, but the crowds witnessed some of the finest California-breds in action as well. Te Golden State Series had two races for 2-year-olds as part of both the Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 Breeders’ Cup undercards. Te Golden State Juvenile Fillies Stakes went on Friday, the same day as the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (gr. I), while the following day included the Golden State Juvenile Stakes.

long Golden State Juvenile Fillies. My Fiona had the most impressive resume, having won the CTBA Stakes at Del Mar and having placed in two other stakes. She went off as the 13-10 favorite, with Rafael Bejarano aboard for the first time. Bejarano, in doing his homework, noted that My Fiona likes to come from off the pace.


ACCEPTANCE’S GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE

Bud and Judy Johnston bring partners into many of their horses, and with Acceptance they invited a second-generation partner in Rob Riggio. “His parents, Bob and Dee Riggio, have owned several horses with us, such as Norvsky and Accelerant,” said Bud, “but

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“But with the way speed is playing today, I didn’t want to be too far back,” he said. “I put her where I felt comfortable. I decided to follow Stormy Adieu because I knew she would still be there in the stretch. I stayed close to the rail, and when we got to the stretch, I finally got through and she showed me a big kick.” Stormy Adieu prompted Easter Fever’s early pace before taking over on the front end. Bejarano timed My Fiona’s move perfectly, and she grabbed the lead in midstretch to defeat Princess Bertrando by three-quarters of a length in 1:23.16. Stormy Adieu held on for third. “Bejarano rode her great,” said Terry Lovingier, My Fiona’s breeder and co-owner. “He just sat right in a good spot, and when the rail opened up, he was able to get through. She’s been a good filly since the moment she was born.” A Vision in Gray was in foal to Ghostzapper, carrying My Fiona, when Lovingier bought her for $18,000 at the 2011 Keeneland November mixed sale. He purchased her with the idea of bringing the mare back to California to foal. Tat made My Fiona eligible for Cal-bred premiums after Lovingier bred the mare to Bushwacker, who stands at Lovingier’s Lovacres Ranch in Warner Springs, Calif. Lovingier brought in two partners on My Fiona—Tom Beckerle, who has owned several horses with him, and Amanda Navarro. Walther Solis trains the filly. “It means a lot to have this horse,” said Solis. “I have to be thankful to Terry. We’ve been together for eight years now, and we’ve been lucky. Almost every year we’ve been lucky and blessed to come up with a nice horse.”

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Acceptance wins the Golden State Juvenile over previously unbeaten Wake Up Nick; below, the trophies are presented in the winner’s circle

this is Rob’s first horse.” Tey couldn’t have picked a better prospect for Riggio’s first experience. Acceptance capitalized on a sensational 131⁄4-length victory in his debut to defeat previously unbeaten Wake Up Nick in the $196,000 Golden State Juvenile Stakes. Te Juvenile was the second race on the 12-race card. Seven Cal-breds lined up for the seven-furlong race. Acceptance went off the 7-10 favorite over Wake Up Nick at 2.70-1. Acceptance broke last, but he moved up quickly under jockey Elvis Trujillo. Bud was concerned when that left him inside of horses. “I told Elvis if he didn’t break well, don’t rush him,” said Bud. “But I guess he saw the rail open and was afraid it would close on him.” Acceptance took the lead midway through the race and built up a good margin into the stretch. Wake Up Nick challenged him, and the two raced for the wire. “When he got to the front, I wasn’t too worried, but then I saw a couple of horses

coming,” Bud said. “Ten he was on the wrong lead, and that bothered me. But good horses do more than you expect of them.” Acceptance certainly is a good horse, as he held Wake Up Nick by 11⁄4 lengths in 1:21.70. Mischief Clem finished third. Te Johnstons’ Old English Rancho bred Acceptance by crossing the Perfect Mandate mare Allswellthatnswell with Vronsky, who stands at Old English. “She was a good mare—won more than $300,000—but she was a sprinter,” said Bud. “She’s out of a terrific family, and there’s stamina in the family. And Vronsky usually has stamina.” Don Warren trained Allswellthatnswell, whose victories include the 2006 E.B. Johnston Stakes, named for Bud’s father. Warren also trains Acceptance, though he was unable to attend the races due to a chronic back injury. Former jockey Kenny Black, Warren’s assistant, saddled the colt. “He was very impressive from the day we started breaking him,” said Johnston. “We named him Acceptance, and the ‘ACC’ is no accident, because it’s like (Eclipse Award winner) Acclamation.” Eclipse Award winner as champion older male in 2011, Acclamation was bred by the Johnstons, who raced him in partnership with their daughter and son-in-law Mary and Peter Hilvers.

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pening weekend of Del Mar’s new Bing Crosby Season had plenty going for it—a strong opening day, positive attendance and handle figures, and talented Toroughbreds. California-breds won 11 races during the meet’s first three days, with the Golden State Series highlighting older distaffers in the Betty Grable Stakes.

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While Del Mar’s opening day during the summer season has become famous for its hat contest, the track hosted a Vintage Hollywood Fashion Contest to kick off its fall season. A crowd of 11,513 attended Nov. 7, and all-sources handle for the program totaled $8,560,127, an increase of 46.8% over now-closed Hol- More Complexity with jockey Mario Gutierrez lywood Park’s 2013 fall opening-day card. aboard wins the Betty Grable at Del Mar for owners Paul and Zillah Reddam, celebrating Named for Del Mar’s founder, the with Gutierrez in the winner’s circle Crosby Season arrived with “old Hollywood” names for many of its stakes races. “She’s been off since September, only Tus, the former Cat’s Cradle Handicap because we were pointing for this race. at Hollywood Park, a sprint for Cal-bred Rather than rush her into something, we and Cal-sired 3-year-old decided to take our time and try to and older fillies and mares, win this.” became the Betty Grable. Nine distaffers entered the A well-known movie star $100,750 Betty Grable at seven of the 1930s and ’40s, Grafurlongs on the main track Nov. 9. ble attended Del Mar many Tis is the final season for Del Mar’s times, often presenting the Polytrack, which is scheduled to be trophies with Crosby. Her replaced with dirt for 2015. More iconic swimsuit poster of the Betty Grable was Complexity, who had won on turf 1940s made her the number a frequent visitor and on Del Mar’s Polytrack, went 1 pinup girl for American to Del Mar off as the 7-2 second choice behind troops during World War II. favored Tribal Gal. Owner/breeder Paul Reddam and Te favorite, from the outside post potrainer Edward Freeman pointed More sition, veered inward at the start, before Complexity for the Betty Grable, a tactic setting the pace early, while Mario Gutithat worked to perfection. errez had More Complexity in midpack “She was here this summer, and she has on the rail. After Sweet Marini raced up always loved this track,” said Freeman. to grab the lead from Tribal Gal on the 64

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turn, Gutierrez swung More Complexity out wide for racing room. “She broke just a little slow, but that turned out to be good,” Gutierrez said. “I took a hold and tried to save all the ground I could. She’s going to come from the back and with this short stretch, I needed to save all I could.” More Complexity ranged up outside of Sweet Marini in the stretch, getting the lead late and winning by a half-length in 1:22.51. Sweet Marini held off closing Warren’s Veneda for second by a nose. “Te whole race was a bit rough; she was never where I wanted her to be,” said Freeman. “But the good ones overcome it.” Freeman trains out of San Luis Rey Downs, and he conditions several Reddam homebreds by Square Eddie. Freeman trained Cal-bred Sprouts, the stallion’s first stakes winner, and 3-year-old More Complexity is from the same crop. Square Eddie stands at Vessels Stallion Farm in Bonsall, not far from San Luis Rey. Marquis Diamond, a Yonaguska mare Reddam acquired after she broke her maiden at Aqueduct in 2006, produced More Complexity. Te mare’s first foal, Last Diamond, is a Cal-bred winning son of Spring At Last. Marquis Diamond also has a 2-year-old colt and a weanling colt by Square Eddie. Te Betty Grable marked More Complexity’s first stakes victory. She was winning her fourth race in 10 starts and increased her earnings to $214,970.


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Winners 3-Year-olds & Up Angus—Holy Astra: Hallie Jae (2-2), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/16, 5 1/2f, 1:5.65, $5,500. Anziyan Royalty—My Bouquet: My Slew (17-6), g, 6 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 11/9, 5f (T), 55.82, $45,240. Bedford Falls—Pecos Queen: Inspired Wisdom (16-8), g, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 10/24, 6 1/2f, 1:16.95, $18,600. Benchmark—Lady Bean: Comin'offthebench (91-52), m, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 10/23, 6f, 1:10.37, $18,600. Benchmark—Paint It Black: Ice Time (91-52), g, 3 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 10/26, 4 1/2f, 52.93, $3,315. Benchmark—Da Hot Affair: Mark of the Affair (91-52), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/1, 5 1/2f, 1:5.87, $4,400. Benchmark—Kriskeri: Mandala (91-52), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 11/1, 6f, 1:9.54, $23,400. Bushwacker—Walk West: Western Showdown (29-14), g, 3 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 11/1, 4 1/2f, 52.17, $3,480. Council Member—Across the Creek: Sea Myrtle (31-14), f, 3 yo, Indiana Grand Race Course, MCL, 10/30, 7 1/2f (T), 1:32.95, $12,000. Decarchy—Kind Friends: Heavens Stairway (91-44), f, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 10/26, about 6 1/2f, 1:12.40, $34,800. Decarchy—Smokin' Charlotte: Smokin' Steve (91-44), c, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 10/31, 1mi, 1:39.81, $7,800. Decarchy—Awesome Broad: Awesome Return (91-44), c, 3 yo, Del Mar, STK, Let It Ride S., 11/8, 1mi (T), 1:34.55, $60,660.

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Decarchy—Legion of Cats: Carchy Cat (91-44), g, 3 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 11/14, 4 1/2f, 52.26, $3,480. Decarchy—Madam: My Monet (91-44), f, 3 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 11/15, 6f, 1:10.40, $34,800. Desert Code—Madam General: Desert Madam (26-11), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 10/26, 6 1/2f, 1:17.49, $11,400. Desert Code—Top of Our Game: Changing Game (26-11), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/1, 5 1/2f, 1:5.09, $4,400. Dixie Chatter—Sonora Desert: Global Hottie (39-19), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 11/2, 7f, 1:23.32, $45,240. Fullbridled—Rufaro: Spirit of Joy (12-9), f, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 11/8, 1mi, 1:41.84, $3,608. Game Plan—Dancing Spray: Best Laid Plans (33-17), g, 6 yo, Turf Paradise, STR, 10/25, 6f, 1:9.84, $4,330. Game Plan—Ashley's Folly: Ashleyluvssugar (33-17), g, 3 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 11/7, 1 1/16mi, 1:42.59, $45,240. Good Journey—Excessive Susan: Susan B Good (63-33), f, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 10/25, about 6 1/2f, 1:13.26, $33,600. Grey Memo—Lady Elizabeth: Lady Lois (25-10), f, 3 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 11/8, 4 1/2f, 53.71, $3,480. Grey Memo—Lookingforpleasure: Memo From Pat (25-10), f, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MOC, 11/16, about 1mi, 1:37.64, $7,291. Marino Marini—Mighty Mighty: Storm Hollow (80-40), r, 5 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 11/9, 4 1/2f, 52.45, $3,480.

McCann's Mojave—Ghazi's Lass: Yahoo Tahoe (41-22), c, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 10/24, 1mi, 1:36.64, $23,400. McCann's Mojave—Pindaric: Eddie's Turn (41-22), c, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 10/25, 6 1/2f, 1:15.33, $34,800. McCann's Mojave—Trooper's Tiger: Kakini (41-22), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/7, 5f, 59.12, $3,850. McCann's Mojave—Ghazi's Lass: Yahoo Tahoe (41-22), c, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 11/14, 1 1/16mi, 1:45.62, $23,400. Silic (FR)—Ella's Pal (GB): Bellisime (25-10), f, 4 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 10/29, 6 1/2f, 1:18.80, $3,608. Square Eddie—Meetmeinthewoods: Jimmy Bouncer (35-16), c, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 10/31, 7f, 1:22.08, $58,500. Square Eddie—Marquis Diamond: More Complexity (35-16), f, 3 yo, Del Mar, STK, Betty Grable S., 11/9, 7f, 1:22.51, $57,000. Square Eddie—Teresa Ann: Eddie's First (35-16), c, 3 yo, Del Mar, ALW, 11/16, 5f (T), 57.23, $34,800. Stormy Jack—Good N Muddy: Gypsy Rain (43-19), f, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 11/3, 5 1/2f, 1:5.21, $3,534. Suances (GB)—Loni's Appeal: Four Gaels (27-8), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 10/23, 5f, 58.53, $3,850. Swiss Yodeler—Alphabet Kisses: A. K. Echo (84-45), g, 3 yo, Zia Park, MCL, 10/27, 5 1/2f, 1:5.10, $5,100. Tannersmyman—Teddabetty: Tannique (45-24), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 10/26, 5f, 58.79, $4,950.

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The accompanying list includes runners that are both California-foaled and California-sired 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.

Time to Get Even—Pivotal: Sciatica (20-12), g, 3 yo, Remington Park, ALW, 11/15, 6f, 1:10.80, $17,745. Tizbud—Sourcebook: Tizfit (46-20), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 11/16, 6f, 1:11.10, $12,240. Tizbud—Kat Princess: Redwater (46-20), f, 4 yo, Gulfstream Park West, MCL, 11/20, 1mi (T), 1:41.95, $7,800. Tribal Rule—Bluegrass Belle: Backwoods Belle (180-107), m, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, STR, 10/25, 5f, 57.46, $19,440. Tribal Rule—Safely Home: Tribella (180-107), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 10/31, 6f, 1:10.81, $20,280. Tribal Rule—Ces't Si Vite: Vite Tribal Reign (180-107), g, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 11/11, 5f, 58.57, $3,949. Tribal Rule—All Star Cast: Tribal Mystery Man (180-107), g, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 11/15, 6f, 1:10.61, $3,608. Tribal Rule—Tizadream: Alice Roadtrain (180-107), f, 3 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 11/20, 6 1/2f, 1:18.42, $11,400. Unusual Heat—Trapunto: Heat Trap (124-54), m, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 10/30, about 6 1/2f, 1:12.41, $46,800. Unusual Heat—Deliciosa (ARG): Unusual Taste (124-54), g, 3 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 11/7, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:41.13, $34,800. Unusual Heat—Miss Boomtown: Central Heat (124-54), m, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 11/8, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:43.93, $24,180. Unusual Heat—Chi Chi Nette: Real Heat (124-54), g, 4 yo, Zia Park, AOC, 11/11, 1mi, 1:37.70, $18,600.

Unusual Heat—Larue: Gia Is a Bella (124-54), m, 5 yo, Turf Paradise, ALW, 11/12, 7 1/2f (T), 1:30.41, $8,470. Unusual Heat—Kylie's Art: Art Official (124-54), g, 4 yo, Thistledown, ALW, 11/15, 1mi, 1:40.62, $13,500. Unusual Heat—Laguna Sunrise: Mega Heat (124-54), g, 7 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 11/20, 1mi (T), 1:34.86, $50,700.

2-Year-olds Comic Strip—Rowdy Angel: Private Joke (21-14), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/15, 1mi (T), 1:40.62, $7,800. Decarchy—Southern Oasis: Neveradoubt (91-44), c, 2 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 11/16, 6 1/2f, 1:18.49, $33,600. Globalize—Safe Harbor: Global Harbor (32-17), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/2, 6f, 1:11.75, $7,800. Grazen—Malley Girl: Cornbread Red (14-7), c, 2 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 11/9, 6 1/2f, 1:17.20, $18,600. Lucky Pulpit—Demon Dance: Pulpit Hanna (69-31), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 10/24, 1mi (T), 1:41.09, $7,800. Lucky Pulpit—Tribal Fire: Tribal Express (69-31), f, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 10/30, 5 1/2f, 1:4.79, $18,600. Lucky Pulpit—Miss. Eulee: Poison Pulpit (69-31), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/13, 5 1/2f, 1:6.07, $4,950. McCann's Mojave—Ghazi's Lass: Notorious (41-22), g, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 10/29, 6f, 1:10.27, $33,600.

TWICE THE APPEAL

Ministers Wild Cat—Silent Stalk: Stalk the Wildcat (110-60), c, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STK, Golden Nugget S., 11/8, 6f, 1:10.31, $39,350. Papa Clem—Maxnmacy: Papa Kade (49-25), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 10/25, 1mi, 1:40.31, $7,800. Papa Clem—Love Apple: Papa Ham (49-25), g, 2 yo, Turf Paradise, MOC, 11/8, 5f, 58.21, $7,217. Papa Clem—Glamour Cat: Niassa (49-25), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 11/15, 5 1/2f, 1:4.68, $23,400. Roman Dancer—Snowmass: Rosie Brown (5-2), f, 2 yo, Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races, ALW, 11/14, 4 1/2f, 53.37, $15,480. Swiss Yodeler—Richest Wager: Swiss Wager (84-45), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 11/16, 6f, 1:12.07, $12,240. Tannersmyman—Adriftinthebay: El Huerfano (45-24), c, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 11/2, 1mi (T), 1:40.39, $12,240. Tough Game—Fox On a Ridge: Foxy Lover (14-7), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 10/30, 6f, 1:11.45, $12,240. Tribal Rule—Shady Lady Dancer: Zinvor (180-107), g, 2 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 11/14, 1mi (T), 1:37.37, $33,600. Unusual Heat—Rockella: Heat the Rocks (124-54), f, 2 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 11/7, 6 1/2f, 1:17.02, $33,600. Unusual Heat—Kat Princess: Diamond Cut (124-54), f, 2 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 11/20, 6f, 1:11.87, $18,600. Vronsky—Allswellthatnswell: Acceptance (48-25), c, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, STK, Golden State Juvenile S., 11/1, 7f, 1:21.70, $110,000.

NOW STANDING AT LOVACRES RANCH

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THE IMPORTANCE OF

NUTRITION

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BY HEATHER SMITH THOMAS

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he future of a developing embryo/fetus depends upon the health and nutrition of the dam. Tis formative time for the foal can be adversely influenced by the uterine environment if the mare is exposed to certain diseases, toxins, or a poor diet. Te quantity and quality of various nutrients a pregnant mare eats during gestation can have a long-lasting effect on her foal. Nutrients in early gestation are more crucial than we once thought.

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Most of the foal’s important organs and body systems are being formed during that time. Metabolism, muscle mass, skeletal structure, and other important factors that become permanent traits for that foal are also influenced by what the mare eats. Studies have shown that nutritional management of pregnant mares can also affect the development of body systems controlling glucose and insulin dynamics in the foal. Genetics determines many of the individual traits/characteristics of a foal, lamb, calf, or human baby. But the ultimate expression of those genes can be altered by environmental influences—especially

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early on—as the embryo/fetus develops. Tis can result in different phenotypes (appearance, etc.) even in closely related individuals. An example would be identical twin equine embryos placed in two very different recipient mares, such as a pony and a draft mare. Not only will those foals be a different size at birth, but some of their differences will be evident for the rest of their lives. Similarly, foals born from dams that are on very different types of diet or nutrient levels will be different. Te uterine environment, which includes nutritional factors, plays an important role in what we now term “fetal programming.”


The latest National Research Council recommendations break pregnancy requirements into more phases. “In the earlier recommendations they addressed just the beginning, middle, and final trimester,” said equine nutritionist Tania Cubitt. “Now it’s broken down into early pregnancy (the first four months) and then monthly for various increases in nutrients. We know there are more specific changes in requirements as gestation progresses.” During the first four months the mare doesn’t Pasture grass must be need much more than a balanced ration for a accompanied with a balanced maintenance diet. diet that includes protein “Many inactive/maintenance horses just get pasture or grass hay, with no supplement, but you need to make sure it’s a balanced diet, with adequate protein, for example,” said Cubitt. “For the average horse that’s not doing any exercise, you only need 630 grams of protein for a 500-kilogram horse (1,100 pounds). In the early stages of gestation, when all the organs of the fetus are being developed, that’s also enough protein for the pregnant mare. “Then as the fetus gets larger during the middle stage of pregnancy, the mare needs more protein. By the end of the middle stage, all the fetal limbs are developed and the crown-rump length (from the point of the head to the base of the tail) is also fully developed. After that, all we’re doing while feeding the mare during the final part of gestation (the last three months) is laying down more tissue and fat, fleshing out what’s already formed.” ANNE m. EBERHARDt

Tania Cubitt, PhD, an equine nutritionist at Middleburg, Va., with Performance Horse Nutrition, says many horse owners ask her about growth problems in foals. “In order to address their concerns, I ask them about the maternal nutrition, what the dam was eating,” Cubitt said. “Once the foal is born, there’s not a lot you can do to change things. Tere are a few nutritional strategies you can try, but basically you are stuck with what you already have.” Te time to build the foundation for what that foal will be is during gestation, when the embryo/fetus is developing. “Raising a foal is like building and painting a fence,” said Cubitt. “Te fetus growing is like building the fence. You need to build it correctly. Once the foal is born, that’s like painting the fence.” Tere’s not a lot a person can do to cover up poor structure. “Too many people think they can start feeding a foal the proper nutrients at weaning time. Tey think that up to that point it’s all up to the mare. Yes, it’s up to the mother, but what she eats can make a big difference in how that foal develops.”

REQUIREMENTS CHANGE THROUGHOUT PREGNANCY

ergy trying to stay healthy (fighting disease or some other problem), she may not continue the pregnancy. Tis early stage is when you want to make sure everything is going properly, with adequate nutrition for optimum health of the mare. “You can’t just suddenly start feeding her properly after you know she’s pregnant because by that time you are already well into that first crucial phase of gesta-

goal of your breeding program is a strong, healthy foal, you want the early uterine environment to be optimum. Te first thing a doctor tells a woman when she EARLY PREGNANCY IS finds out she’s pregnant is to take prenatal CRUCIAL TIME vitamins. Humans and horses are not that Many people still think that the most different.” important time to make sure the pregnant Te mare doesn’t need a lot of extra mare has adequate nutrition is during the calories during that initial stage, but she last trimester, when the fetus is growing definitely needs all of the vitamins and fastest. minerals that are important to “Actually, all that’s happening embryonic development. She in that part of the pregnancy is needs a well-balanced diet that Many mare owners need to give more that the fetus is laying down consideration to maternal nutrition. If the has the right amount of selenimore tissue and fat,” Cubitt um, copper, and other importgoal of your breeding program is a strong, ant trace minerals, along with said. “All of the critical organs are already developed.” vitamins A, E, etc. You don’t healthy foal, you want the early uterine Cubitt points out that the want any deficiencies at that environment to be optimum.” heart is one of the first organs point in her pregnancy. — Tania Cubitt, PhD formed. “Having your mare on a ra“You can see the heartbeat tion-balancer supplement or a of the embryo on ultrasound by 18 to tion. Tere are feeding and management balanced plane of nutrition (whether the 20 days’ gestation. Te heart is a very im- factors that are crucial at the very begin- basic diet is pasture or hay) is absolutely portant organ—especially for an animal ning. You don’t want to stress the mare critical during early gestation if you want that will have an athletic career—and if by underfeeding, excessive exercise, or to give her foal the best chance of being it’s already functioning and beating that transport.” healthy and strong,” said Cubitt. “A lot of early, critical growth has already been ocTe embryo is floating around until it the research in fetal programming comes curring.” implants into the uterine lining and is at a from human medicine. We know that Te first 30 days of pregnancy are cru- very vulnerable stage of existence. what the mother is eating can predispose cial, especially in terms of early embryonic “Many mare owners need to give more children to diseases later in life—probloss. If the mare is thin or expending en- consideration to maternal nutrition. If the lems that may not even show up until www.ctba.com ❙ December 2014 ❙ CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED

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Health those children are adolescents. “Even though there’s no direct research that shows you could cause OCD (osteochondritis dissecans) problems in a foal by improper feeding of the mare, I think we can definitely make this connection,” Cubitt added. Te way some mares are overfed or underfed certain nutrients can have long-lasting effects. THE DANGERS OF OVERFEEDING

Overfeeding calories is never healthy— whether in humans or horses. Tis could lead to problems with obesity and insulin resistance in the offspring. “Tere’s also the issue of sheer physics,” said Cubitt. “Tere’s only a certain amount of space in the uterus. If you have a big, fat mare and she’s eating a lot and putting too much nutrition into the foal, it will grow very large and this may result in birthing

difficulties or contracted tendons at birth because there wasn’t enough room for those long legs to move in the uterus. “Tere is a happy medium between being overweight and underweight. Te bottom line is that the mare needs an adequate supply of vitamins and minerals, and good quality protein—aside from the calories.” Some mare owners overfeed their mares from the beginning, and this can lead to other problems. “When we say that a mare should be on a good nutritional program, this doesn’t necessarily mean more calories,” said Cubitt. “Typically, people associate a better-quality diet with calories, but this is not the case.” Te diet simply needs to be balanced to include all of the important nutrients. If you feed the mare too many calories, not only will she get too fat but you also

When people ask equine nutritionist Tania Cubitt about the most important time to feed their mare, she answers that it starts before the mare is ever bred. “Putting her on a proper plane of nutrition will increase her likelihood of getting pregnant,” Cubitt said. “Things like selenium are very important for fertility, for instance. So making sure the mare has adequate amounts of trace minerals and vitamins can increase her ability to get pregnant. We have to consider pregnancy a luxury. The goal of any animal is to stay alive. The second goal is to reproduce. If there’s not enough nutrition, the animal will not reproduce. Anorexic women and thin animals do not cycle.” At the other extreme a mare that’s too fat is not a good candidate for breeding. “Obese mares, just like obese women, have more problems in getting pregnant,” said Cubitt. “One study at the University of Kentucky showed that some obese mares have a tendency to get stuck in the luteal phase of their cycle. Each cycle has a follicular phase where the follicles are developing, then ovulation occurs and an egg is released. Then the A problem area with most obese mares is the follicle forms a corpus luteum (CL), difficulty in becoming pregnant which produces progesterone. If that egg was fertilized, it becomes an embryo and the progesterone produced by the CL helps maintain that pregnancy in the beginning. But if the egg does not get fertilized, then the CL is supposed to go away. “In some obese mares, the CL does not regress and the mare does not return to heat—sometimes for several months. You may miss out on that breeding season and not get her bred again that year.” If the mare is not checked for pregnancy, the owner might just think she’s pregnant because she isn’t cycling.

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may harm the fetus. Fat is never healthy. Overfeeding can be detrimental to the future health of the foal, leading to problems later in life. “We have not yet done the long-term research in horses to confirm this, but we suspect it to be true because long-term research has been done in humans,” said Cubitt. “Tere are many studies that show that obese women may predispose their offspring to certain metabolic disorders later in life, like diabetes and insulin resistance. Young males may be infertile. Even though we haven’t done similar research in horses, we must not ignore the fact that obese, overfed mares could potentially have the same detrimental effects on their foals.” Overfeeding calories may predispose a mare’s offspring to potentially being at higher risk for metabolic disorders, which then creates higher risk for laminitis or growth problems. It’s not worth that risk. It’s better to have mares in optimal body condition—neither thin nor fat. Te extra weight on an obese mare can also put her at risk for problems as she becomes heavier in late pregnancy. All that weight is carried on four tiny feet. Tere is much more stress on feet and leg joints. “During my graduate program at the MARE Center (Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center) in Virginia, we had a mare that developed laminitis during her career as a show jumper,” said Cubitt. “She was retired and came to us to have foals. Every pregnancy, during her third trimester, she would get sore feet just because of the extra weight of pregnancy. To have that mare obese would have been a disaster. “You need to make sure you are feeding a mare what she needs. Tat’s when the ration-balancer pellets are ideal because you can feed her a pound per day of those and know she is getting everything she needs, and adjust the total amount of energy (from hay) accordingly. You could give a little alfalfa along with the grass hay if she needs more calories, for instance, or add a little oil or rice bran to the supplement pellets. If she’s an easy keeper, all she’ll need is the hay and ration-balancer.” Just because a mare is fat and getting lots of calories doesn’t mean she’s getting adequate nutrition.


Sunshine Millions/California Cup XXV Fact Sheet

LATC Winter Meet at Santa Anita Park What:

2015 Sunshine Millions/California Cup XXV spotlights the California Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry in a series of 5 stakes for California-Bred/Sired horses, plus other races totaling well over a million dollars in purses. When: Saturday, January 24, first post 12:00 noon and gates open at 10:00 a.m. Where: Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California Hosts: Santa Anita Park and California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) Cal-Bred Stakes Races: $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic Presented by City National Bank for 4-year-olds & up at 1 1/18 miles (Turf) $250,000 California Cup Derby for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles $200,000 California Cup Oaks for Fillies 3-year-olds at 1-mile (Turf) $150,000 Sunshine Millions F & M Turf Sprint for 4-year-olds & up at 6 1/2 furlongs (Turf) $150,000 California Cup Sprint for 4-year-olds & up at 6 furlongs Admission to Santa Anita Park: $5.00 General and $10.00 Clubhouse California Cup/Sunshine Millions Party: The celebrated California Cup party will be on the front side in the same location as last year. The party will be held on the 3rd floor mezzanine located between rows L and O and is close to the paddock, the FrontRunner and the winner’s circle, with a beautiful view of live racing. The theme will focus on America’s Horse “California Chrome”, the only Calbred to win the Kentucky Derby since Decidedly in 1962. The party area will be decorated to honor California Chrome and all of his racing accomplishments. Tables of ten will be set up inside for entertaining and outdoor seating for all guests to view the live races. This party has truly become a very special part of California racing since 1990 and now is the time to reserve your individual seat, table or tables for California Cup/Sunshine Millions XXV. The price of a 10-seat table is just $1,000.00 and includes parking, program, admission, and Santa Anita’s widely acclaimed, delicious buffet and drinks. Individual seats are available for $100.00. Hours for the buffet are 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with coffee and desserts served until last race. For more information please call or email cookie@ctba.com at 626-445-7800 ext #243. We look forward to joining with you in the celebration of California-breds.

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2014 Leading breeders in CaLiFOrnia by earnings (THrU nOv. 21, 2014)

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Breeder

Starts

Wins

Stakes Wins

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

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Leading Earner

California Chrome ($3,827,800) Top Kisser ($216,550) My Fiona ($244,100) Velvet Mesquite ($227,006) Tamarando ($210,000) Grazenette ($115,008) Warren's Jen Fizz ($77,530) More Complexity ($209,320) Brilliant Melody ($116,144) Wake Up Nick ($346,784) Patriots Rule ($232,170) Big Macher ($425,250) Acceptance ($143,600) Red Outlaw ($314,900) Rovenna ($327,570) My Slew ($149,440) Mega Heat ($178,290) Susans Express ($110,500) Pepper Crown ($212,937) Kathleen Rose ($233,258) Alert Bay ($362,000) Unusual Way ($127,755) Curly Girly ($43,818) Heat Flash ($137,746) Downtown C. T. ($115,687) Cyclometer ($206,450) Sing and Tell ($122,662) Big Bane Theory ($174,000) Awesome Return ($302,820) Weewinnin ($137,500) Halo Dolly ($106,210) Global Hottie ($72,840) Wild in the Saddle ($50,880) Boozer ($255,232) Wonderful Lie ($136,040) Long Hot Summer ($130,500) Rock Me Baby ($161,388) Yahoo Tahoe ($98,042) Go West Marie ($234,860) Roman Tizzy ($49,900) Atomic Rule ($73,280) Benba ($82,050) Got Even ($115,182) Sagebrush Queen ($176,920) Mischief Clem ($101,800) Do Some Magic ($56,000) Storm Fighter ($115,558) Mom's Winner ($36,350) Husband's Folly ($100,938) Soi Phet ($205,450) Loveintheshadows ($85,884) Poshsky ($119,970) Unusual Taste ($109,800) Bettys Bambino ($198,036) Full Dancer ($110,256) Tribal Spy ($150,564)

Earnings

$3,827,800 $2,317,287 $1,509,243 $1,298,334 $1,291,984 $1,082,938 $942,629 $860,697 $721,674 $708,994 $688,849 $666,118 $631,932 $603,026 $502,436 $467,428 $422,218 $393,421 $374,143 $365,105 $362,300 $358,582 $344,946 $339,479 $331,598 $324,306 $311,525 $307,880 $302,820 $276,061 $271,702 $269,023 $266,786 $255,232 $243,371 $240,113 $239,530 $239,179 $234,915 $232,957 $229,472 $227,013 $224,032 $221,165 $214,091 $213,602 $212,818 $211,216 $210,850 $205,450 $202,241 $200,540 $199,340 $198,036 $195,902 $192,020


SOUGHT AFTER Seeking the Gold – Smolensk, by Danzig | Fee: $2,000-LF

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Half- brother to CAN THE MAN ($226,000) 3 wins 2 and 3, 2014, G3 Speakeasy S. 3rd in the GI Del Mar Futurity and stakes winner MARTHA’S MOON ($100,790) 2nd Dam from 10 foals had 9 winners including classic winner and three year old champion RAGS TO RICHES, Breeders Cup winner MAN OF IRON and GI winner JAZIL, etc Runners by Sought After are led by GSP CONTROL SEEKER and 2104 Stakes Placed MASOCHISTIC ($177,050). Average earnings per started $30,845, almost $2 Million in progeny earnings

PEPPERED CAT Tabasco Cat – Morning Meadow, by Meadow Lake | Fee: $2,000-LF

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By Multiple GI stakes winner TABASCO CAT ($2,347,671) out of multiple graded stakes winner MORNING MEADOW ($394,760) PEPPERED CAT has Progeny earnings $1.5 Million + and Average earnings of $54,434 per starter including 2014 G3 Stakes winner PEPPER CROWN ($238,483 San Francisco Mile S.) Multiple stakes-placed Condiment (listed on the 2012 Experimental Free Handicap for fillies) Sweetly Peppered ($221,400) and Pepnic, etc.

UNDER CAUTION A.P. Indy – Coldheartedcat, by Storm Cat | Fee: $1,500-LF

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By Horse of the year and Classic winner A.P. INDY leading sire twice, sire of BERNARDINI, MINESHAFT, RAGS TO RICHES, etc. Out of the winning STORM CAT mare Coldheartedcat, she is a half-sister to CAVEAT, DEW LINE. BALTIC CHILL and Winters’ Love, dam of TRANQUILITY LAKE ($1,662,390) and leading California sire, BENCHMARK.

GOTHAM CITY Saint Ballado – What a Reality, by in Reality | Fee: $1,500-LF

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By SAINT BALLADO, sire of Horse of the Year and champion SAINT LIAM and two time champion ASHADO out of the stakes producing mare What a Reality. GOTHAM CITY has progeny earnings of $2.7 million+ and average earning per starter $27,963 Including stakes-placed King City King ($174,956), Comissioner Gordon and 2014 stakes-placed Vincenza (California Governor’s Cup H.)

RENDEZVOUS Victory Gallop – Halo Babe, by Southern Halo | Fee: $1,500-LF

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Graded stakes placed earner of $447,805 by Classic winner and Champion older horse VICTORY GALLOP Finished third to Champion ACCLAMATION in the G2 Jim Murray H. and third to CHOCOLATE CANDY in the El Camino Real Derby G3. First foals will be 2 yr-olds in 2015

Daehling Ranch 10045 Grant Line Rd, Elk Grove, CA PH (916) 685-4965 | FAX (916) 686-1181 | EMAIL daehlingranch@hotmail.com www.daehlingranch.com


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 Sire

Races Sire Rnrs Won

Earned

Runner

1 ‡ Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

Rnrs

Strts

Won

243

1448

205

Earned

$5,013,281

1 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

69

50 $4,815,893

$69,796

2 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

69

348

50

$4,815,893

2 * Beau Genius, 1985, by Bold Ruckus

10

10

$493,718

$49,372

3 * Tribal Rule,1996, by Storm Cat

183

1034

183

$4,704,563

3 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

124

94 $3,826,118

$30,856

4 Unusual Heat,1990, by Nureyev

124

731

94

$3,826,118

4 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

18

16

$535,751

$29,764

5 # Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

104

688

99

$2,690,345

5 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

35

27 $1,013,518

$28,958

6 Decarchy,1997, by Distant View

92

516

79

$2,208,074

6 Fullbridled, 2001, by Unbridled's Song

12

14

$334,600

$27,883

7 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 110

726

102

$2,126,286

7 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

48

37 $1,324,149

$27,586

8 † Benchmark,1991, by Alydar

95

587

94

$2,020,124

9 * Bertrando,1989, by Skywalker

92

526

79

$1,984,819

10 Good Journey,1996, by Nureyev

73

433

68

$1,771,060

11 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo's Image

79

553

76

$1,703,615

12 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

88

571

85

$1,634,813

13 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant's Causeway 61

398

47

$1,431,601

14 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

82

485

73

$1,361,116

15 Old Topper,1995, by Gilded Time

72

491

68

$1,331,810

8 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled 9 * Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

104

99 $2,690,345

183 183 $4,704,563

$25,869 $25,708

10 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

14

10

$354,973

$25,355

11 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

23

19

$576,023

$25,044

12 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev

73

68 $1,771,060

$24,261

13 Bedford Falls, 2003, by Forestry

16

16

$388,021

$24,251

14 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

92

79 $2,208,074

$24,001

16 Vronsky,1999, by Danzig

48

266

37

$1,324,149

15 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant's Causeway 61

47 $1,431,601

$23,469

17 Swiss Yodeler,1994, by Eastern Echo

85

587

91

$1,242,077

16 * Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie

41

36

$937,115

$22,856

18 Street Hero, 2006, by Street Cry (IRE)

50

257

37

$1,138,555

17 Street Hero, 2006, by Street Cry (IRE)

50

37 $1,138,555

$22,771

19 Stormin Fever,1994, by Storm Cat

79

423

49

$1,080,065

18 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

21

17

$22,236

20 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

49

241

36

$1,017,742

35

173

27

$1,013,518

$466,966

19 Idiot Proof, 2004, by Benchmark

15

13

$333,361

$22,224

21 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

20 * Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

92

79 $1,984,819

$21,574

22 * Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie

41

239

36

$937,115

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

53

290

45

$910,139

2014 Leading TUrF sires in CaLiFOrnia

24 Tizbud,1999, by Cee's Tizzy

46

274

32

$842,753

(MiniMUM 100 sTarTs)

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

54

380

42

$775,912

26 * Terrell, 2000, by Distorted Humor

50

369

55

$764,416

27 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

39

197

29

$639,209 $619,070

Sire

Rnrs Strts Wnrs Wins

Earned

1 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev.

83 379

32

53 $2,695,218

28 Affirmative,1999, by Unbridled

34

207

19

2 * Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

74 165

21

26 $1,342,077

29 * McCann's Mojave, 2000, by Memo (CHI)

41

233

37

$615,335

3 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev

43 198

17

25 $1,141,755

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

54

326

55

$611,402

4 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

51 145

11

18 $1,113,714

31 * Salt Lake,1989, by Deputy Minister

40

242

41

$593,666

5 ‡ Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

99 282

25

31

$999,418

32 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

23

161

19

$576,023

6 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant's Causeway 35 105

11

14

$655,762

33 Sea of Secrets,1995, by Storm Cat

57

352

47

$564,414

$615,328

34 Tannersmyman,1998, by Lord Carson

45

268

45

$561,732

$498,843

35 Globalize,1997, by Summer Squall

32

188

24

$543,978

$453,810

36 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

18

86

16

$535,751

$415,467

37 Game Plan,1993, by Danzig

33

195

35

$499,378

38 * Beau Genius,1985, by Bold Ruckus

10

66

10

$493,718

39 Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee's Tizzy

34

147

20

$488,785

40 Comic Strip,1995, by Red Ransom

21

134

17

$466,966

41 Surf Cat, 2002, by Sir Cat

35

205

25

$448,889

42 • Skimming,1996, by Nureyev

40

239

35

$436,982

43 Freespool,1996, by Geiger Counter

26

166

30

$423,581

7 † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar 8 # Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled 9 * In Excess (IRE), 1987, by Siberian Express 10 Street Hero, 2006, by Street Cry (IRE)

24

76

41 110 17 21

52 63

6 9 4 8

13 15 9 12

11 * Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

32

87

8

11

$392,978

12 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

12

39

4

6

$371,096

13 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo's Image

25

72

7

10

$337,927

14 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

20

45

5

9

$308,851

15 * Terrell, 2000, by Distorted Humor

16

61

8

12

$268,663

9

54

4

6

$264,166

44 Sought After, 2000, by Seeking the Gold

25

146

13

$423,318

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

30

86

5

9

$256,228

45 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

26

137

16

$407,919

18 Affirmative, 1999, by Unbridled

23

57

4

4

$242,908

46 Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado's Quest40

192

14

$403,804

19 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

11

27

4

5

$239,843

47 Time to Get Even, 2004, by Stephen Got Even 20

136

30

$402,112

20 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

12

34

3

5

$224,349

48 * Perfect Mandate,1996, by Gone West

200

30

$390,603

16 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

28

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 Nov. 21, 2014.

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

Earned

Median

Wnrs

Won

Earned

1 ‡ Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

243

122

205

$5,013,281

2 * Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

183

108

183

$4,704,563

3 # Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

104

61

99

$2,690,345

4 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 110

60

102

$2,126,286

95

55

94

$2,020,124

124

54

94

$3,826,118

1 Lone Star Special, 2005, by Malabar Gold

15

14

$224,837 $16,700

2 Trapper, 2000, by Iron Cat.

17

15

$269,021 $16,050

3 Street Hero, 2006, by Street Cry (IRE).

50

37 $1,138,555 $16,002

4 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

35

27 $1,013,518 $14,830

5 † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

5 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

14

10

$354,973 $14,085

6 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

6 Time to Get Even, 2004, by Stephen Got Even 20

30

$402,112 $13,982

7 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

88

47

85

$1,634,813

7 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant's Causeway

61

47 $1,431,601 $13,265

8 * Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

92

46

79

$1,984,819

124

94 $3,826,118 $13,211

Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo

85

46

91

$1,242,077

10 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo's Image

79

45

76

$1,703,615

8 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev 9 * Perfect Mandate, 1996, by Gone West

28

10 # Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

104

11 * Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie 12 Fullbridled, 2001, by Unbridled's Song 13 * Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

30

$390,603 $12,907

99 $2,690,345 $12,895

11 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

92

44

79

$2,208,074

41

36

$937,115 $12,703

12 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

82

40

73

$1,361,116

12

14

$334,600 $12,253

13 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev

183 183 $4,704,563 $12,010

73

39

68

$1,771,060

Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

72

39

68

$1,331,810

14 * Our New Recruit, 1999, by Alphabet Soup

10

13

$141,449 $11,983

15 Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

79

34

49

$1,080,065

15 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

23

19

$576,023 $11,930

16 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

69

31

50

$4,815,893

16 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

18

16

$535,751 $11,805

17 Prime Timber, 1996, by Sultry Song

17

12

$256,626 $11,730

18 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

49

36 $1,017,742 $11,200

19 Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

72

68 $1,331,810 $11,195

Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (IRE)

54

20 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

92

79 $2,208,074 $11,045

21 Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat

57

2014 Leading sires in CaLiFOrnia by average earnings per sTarT Sire

Rnrs

Srts

Earned

* Terrell, 2000, by Distorted Humor

50

31

55

$764,416

61

30

47

$1,431,601

19 * In Excess (IRE), 1987-13, by Siberian Express 53

28

45

$910,139

28

55

$611,402

26

47

$564,414

18 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant's Causeway

2014 Leading sires in CaLiFOrnia by nUMber OF raCes wOn

(MiniMUM 100 sTarTs) Start

Races Sire

Rnrs

Srts

Won

Earned

1 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

69

348 $4,815,893

$13,839

1 ‡ Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

243 1448

205

2 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

35

173 $1,013,518

$5,858

2 * Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

183 1034

183

$4,704,563

124

731 $3,826,118

$5,234

3 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 110

726

102

$2,126,286

48

266 $1,324,149

$4,978

4 # Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

104

688

99

$2,690,345

183 1,034 $4,704,563

$4,550

5 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

124

731

94

$3,826,118

† Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

95

587

94

$2,020,124

3 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev 4 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig 5 * Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

$5,013,281

6 Street Hero, 2006, by Street Cry (IRE)

50

257 $1,138,555

$4,430

7 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

92

516 $2,208,074

$4,279

7 Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo

85

587

91

$1,242,077

8 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

49

241 $1,017,742

$4,223

8 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

88

571

85

$1,634,813

9 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev

73

433 $1,771,060

$4,090

9 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

92

516

79

$2,208,074

10 * Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie

41

239

$937,115

$3,921

* Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

92

526

79

$1,984,819

11 # Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

104

688 $2,690,345

$3,910

11 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo's Image

79

553

76

$1,703,615

12 * Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

92

526 $1,984,819

$3,773

12 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

82

485

73

$1,361,116

13 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant's Causeway 61

398 $1,431,601

$3,597

13 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev

73

433

68

$1,771,060

14 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

23

161

$576,023

$3,578

72

491

68

$1,331,810

15 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

21

134

$466,966

$3,485

15 * Terrell, 2000, by Distorted Humor

50

369

55

$764,416

Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (IRE)

54

326

55

$611,402

69

348

50

$4,815,893

16 ‡ Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat 17 † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

76

Races Rnrs

Sire

Races Sire

243 1,448 $5,013,281 95

587 $2,020,124

$3,462

Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

$3,441

17 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

18 Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee's Tizzy

34

147

$488,785

$3,325

18 Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

79

423

49

$1,080,065

19 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

39

197

$639,209

$3,245

19 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant's Causeway

61

398

47

$1,431,601

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

53

290

$910,139

$3,138

57

352

47

$564,414

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Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat


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

Rnrs

Wnrs

Won

Earned

53

141

24

$880,176

1 ‡ Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

53

18

24

$880,176

2 * Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie

8

32

6

$435,144

2 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

21

9

11

$404,183

3 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike.

21

66

11

$404,183

3 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

24

7

7

$220,379

4 Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo

10

40

6

$226,829

4 Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo

10

4

6

$226,829

5 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

24

61

7

$220,379

* Tribal Rule, 1996-14, by Storm Cat

6

4

4

$217,664

6

23

4

$217,664

Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

10

4

5

$188,978

7 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 10

34

5

$188,978

Bushwacker, 2002, by Outflanker

12

4

4

$137,995

8 Decarchy,1997, by Distant View

10

23

3

$182,748

8 Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

14

3

3

$168,289

9 Stormin Fever,1994, by Storm Cat

14

34

3

$168,289

Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

7

3

4

$162,122

7

21

4

$162,122

Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

10

3

3

$148,281

6 * Tribal Rule,1996, by Storm Cat

10 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai 11 Vronsky,1999, by Danzig

2

5

3

$149,910

Globalize, 1997, by Summer Squall

3

3

3

$129,488

10

29

3

$148,281

Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

9

3

3

$100,810

13 * Bertrando,1989, by Skywalker

6

14

1

$140,723

Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee's Tizzy

7

3

3

$95,230

14 Bushwacker, 2002, by Outflanker

12

57

4

$137,995

† Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

5

3

4

$91,268

15 Globalize,1997, by Summer Squall

12 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

3

17

3

$129,488

Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

5

3

3

$65,646

16 Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado's Quest 13

36

2

$118,163

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

9

3

5

$57,810

17 Street Hero, 2006, by Street Cry (IRE)

11

29

2

$115,531

Russian Courage, 1989, by Nijinsky II

8

3

4

$55,208

18. Southern Image, 2000, by Halo's Image

4

21

2

$101,404

Elusive Warning, 2004, by Elusive Quality

7

3

3

$54,128

19 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

9

21

3

$100,810

Tannersmyman, 1998, by Lord Carson

4

3

4

$53,285

20 Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee's Tizzy

7

27

3

$95,230

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

2014 Leading sires OF TwO-year-OLds in CaLiFOrnia by Median earnings per rUnner

Races Sire

(MiniMUM 5 rUnners) Races Sire

Rnrs Won

Earned

Runner

1 * Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

6

4

$217,664

$31,125

2 * Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie

8

6

$435,144

$16,453

3 Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo

10

6

$226,829

$12,919

4 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

9

3

$100,810

$11,870

5 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 10

5

$188,978

$11,713

6 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

5

3

$65,646

$10,816

7 Grace Upon Grace, 2007, by Rio Verde

6

0

$80,790

$9,325

8 Surf Cat, 2002, by Sir Cat

6

2

$58,148

$9,123

9 Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee's Tizzy

7

3

$95,230

$8,920

10 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

10

3

$182,748

$8,210

5

4

$91,268

$8,010

11 † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

78

Races Sire

12 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

7

4

$162,122

$7,436

13 #Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

5

2

$31,782

$6,960

14 Bushwacker, 2002, by Outflanker

12

4

$137,995

$6,809

15 Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat

5

1

$27,600

$6,460

16 Elusive Warning, 2004, by Elusive Quality

7

3

$54,128

$6,160

17 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

10

3

$148,281

$6,058

18 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

21

11

$404,183

$5,310

19 Council Member, 2002, by Seattle Slew

6

1

$59,797

$5,150

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

9

5

$57,810

$4,863

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Rnrs

Srts

Won

Earned

1 ‡ Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

53

141

24

$880,176

2 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

21

66

11

$404,183

3 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

24

61

7

$220,379

8

32

6

$435,144

4 * Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie

10

40

6

$226,829

6 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo

10

34

5

$188,978

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

9

28

5

$57,810

6

23

4

$217,664

8 * Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

7

21

4

$162,122

12

57

4

$137,995

† Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

5

11

4

$91,268

Russian Courage, 1989, by Nijinsky II

8

29

4

$55,208

Bushwacker, 2002, by Outflanker

Tannersmyman, 1998, by Lord Carson 14 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

4

12

4

$53,285

10

23

3

$182,748

14

34

3

$168,289

2

5

3

$149,910

10

29

3

$148,281

Globalize, 1997, by Summer Squall

3

17

3

$129,488

Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

9

21

3

$100,810

Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee's Tizzy

7

27

3

$95,230

Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

5

13

3

$65,646

Elusive Warning, 2004, by Elusive Quality

7

20

3

$54,128


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Leading California Sires Lists

2014 Leading LiFeTiMe sires in CaLiFOrnia (50 Or MOre naMed FOaLs) Avg Stallion (Foreign Foaled), Year, Sire

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19

22 23 24 25 26 27 28 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 39 40 42 44 45 46 48 49 50

Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike * In Excess (IRE), 1987, by Siberian Express Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig * Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker * Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie * Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat # Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled † Birdonthewire, 1989, by Proud Birdie à Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar † One Man Army, 1994, by Roman Diplomat Street Hero, 2006, by Street Cry (IRE) Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat Southern Image, 2000, by Halo's Image Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant's Causeway Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run Tizbud, 1999, by Cee's Tizzy # Prime Timber, 1996, by Sultry Song * Olympio, 1988, by Naskra Affirmative, 1999, by Unbridled Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister * 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 * Siberian Summer, 1989, by Siberian Express Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado's Quest Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike 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) Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee's Tizzy Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat * Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West Crafty C. T., 1998, by Crafty Prospector # Lightnin N Thunder, 2001, by Storm Cat Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig Iron Cat, 1995, by Storm Cat † Latin American, 1988, by Riverman Globalize, 1997, by Summer Squall Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom Thisnearlywasmine, 1994, by Capote

Graded Named 2YO Stakes Crops Size Foals

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

31 48 12 25 52 50 20 59 16 62 57 16 99 54 9 46 60 73 36 61 21 25 28 14 45 7 33 10 11 43 56 32 30. 58 46 18 7 17 18 41 22 26 23 38 32 29 11 18 17 27 8

155 668 59 50 994 452 137 1064 81 554 341 268 493 706 84 137 717 438 107 488 150 227 527 86 272 107 455 112 79 936 734 416 120 115 510 179 118 116 54 288 292 129 182 456 63 429 148 314 170 318 78

Stakes Runners

Progeny Winners

Comp Winners

Winners

Winners

96-62% 491-74% 22-37% 35-70% 744-75% 114-25% 80-58% 806-76% 56-69% 413-75% 272-80% 193-72% 383-78% 539-76% 53-63% 68-50% 526-73% 196-45% 77-72% 367-75% 101-67% 183-81% 407-77% 57-66% 217-80% 70-65% 336-74% 88-79% 58-73% 734-78% 567-77% 312-75% 77-64% 51-44% 410-80% 127-71% 91-77% 64-55% 38-70% 211-73% 195-67% 51-40% 32-73% 378-83% 26-41% 320-75% 113-76% 212-68% 120-71% 233-73% 51-65%

65-42% 351-53% 19-32% 19-38% 558-56% 75-17% 51-37% 560-53% 39-48% 302-55% 200-59% 138-51% 259-53% 415-59% 35-42% 39-28% 364-51% 141-32% 52-49% 269-55% 61-41% 147-65% 300-57% 32-37% 158-58% 40-37% 208-46% 74-66% 45-57% 594-63% 409-56% 217-52% 35-29% 29-25% 319-63% 78-44% 73-62% 38-33% 20-37% 147-51% 143-49% 41-32% 89-49% 275-60% 15-24% 252-59% 94-64% 137-44% 86-51% 170-53% 37-47%

29-19% 46- 7% 0- 0% 8-16% 117-12% 11- 2% 8- 6% 123-12% 9-11% 102-18% 54-16% 39-15% 102-21% 107-15% 3- 4% 15-11% 113-16% 37- 8% 18-17% 87-18% 9- 6% 29-13% 62-12% 5- 6% 39-14% 8- 7% 40- 9% 16-14% 16-20% 145-15% 163-22% 28- 7% 14-12% 19-17% 110-22% 12- 7% 25-21% 4- 3% 9-17% 35-12% 46-16% 9- 7% 28-15% 76-17% 8-13% 57-13% 8- 5% 28- 9% 33-19% 40-13% 5- 6%

5- 3% 46- 7% 2- 3% 2- 4% 64- 6% 12- 3% 6- 4% 61- 6% 3- 4% 38- 7% 7- 2% 10- 4% 22- 4% 41- 6% 4- 5% 3- 2% 31- 4% 8- 2% 6- 6% 22- 5% 6- 4% 5- 2% 30- 6% 2- 2% 16- 6% 3- 3% 14- 3% 2- 2% 2- 3% 46- 5% 29- 4% 14- 3% 2- 2% 3- 3% 23- 5% 3- 2% 17-14% 1- 1% 1- 2% 9- 3% 15- 5% 4- 3% 8- 4% 21- 5% 0- 0% 24- 6% 6- 4% 6- 2% 5- 3% 12- 4%. 0- 0%

1- 1% $8,369,106 11- 2% $45,252,767 1- 2% $1,595,728 0- 0% $1,486,563 11- 1% $45,997,399 5- 1% $6,477,077 1- 1% $4,814,395 15- 1% $47,399,195 0- 0% $2,661,466 5- 1% $24,325,526 3- 1% $14,902,186 1- 0% $12,279,000 6- 1% $20,754,501 10- 1% $31,976,590 1- 1% $2,726,056 2- 1% $2,637,918 12- 2% $28,377,943 2- 0% $10,148,371 1- 1% $3,328,308 6- 1% $17,338,986 1- 1% $4,420,717 3- 1% $9,937,359 4- 1% $19,186,191 0- 0% $2,327,021 2- 1% $10,700,721 0- 0% $3,019,620 5- 1% $14,379,600 1- 1% $4,468,628 1- 1% $2,958,995 9- 1% $36,409,120. 2- 0% $27,113,930 4- 1% $13,171,063 1- 1% $2,564,582 0- 0% $1,263,033 1- 0% $19,263,796 1- 1% $7,611,762 1- 1% $4,060,361 0- 0% $2,437,288 0- 0% $970,978 0- 0% $8,161,028 0- 0% $8,104,478 1- 1% $2,648,261 0- 0% $5,316,123 3- 1% $18,200,660 0- 0% $667,365 2- 0% $13,710,369 0- 0% $4,154,885 2- 1% $6,624,879 0- 0% $4,587,615 1- 0% $8,430,510 0- 0% $1,780,731

Earnings

AEI

Index

2.22 2.08 1.69 1.57 1.55 1.54 1.51 1.34 1.33 1.33 1.30 1.29 1.28 1.23 1.23 1.19 1.17 1.15 1.12 1.12 1.12 1.11 1.09 1.08 1.07 1.05 1.04 1.03 1.03 1.02 1.01 1.00 0.98 0.97 0.96 0.94 0.92 0.92 0.91 0.90 0.90 0.88 0.88 0.87 0.86 0.85 0.85 0.84 0.81 0.79 0.79

1.24 1.26 1.30 0.91 1.38 1.00 1.10 1.50 1.36 1.13 1.55 1.34 1.96 1.13 0.94 0.98 1.38 1.28 1.43 1.28 0.91 1.24 1.28 0.78 0.96 1.01 1.42 1.00 0.94 1.16 1.06 0.88 0.80 1.25 0.85 0.92 0.89 1.11 1.27 1.04 0.82 1.01 1.10 1.08 1.23 0.80 0.95 1.09 0.78 1.15 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 2014 AND EARLY 2015

2015

Golden Gate Fields Berkeley

JANUARY 26 Barretts Sales & Racing January Mixed Sale Pomona, Calif.

EARLY REGIONAL SALE DATES

REGIONAL RACE MEETINGS

Oct. 16-Dec. 21

(EARLY ENTRIES CLOSED OCT. 31, REGULAR ENTRIES CLOSED NOV. 7, SUPPLEMENTAL ENTRIES CLOSE JAN. 12, 2015)

Los Alamitos Race Course Los Alamitos Santa Anita Park Arcadia Golden Gate Fields Berkeley

Dec. 4-21 FEBRUARY 23 Barretts Sales & Racing Select 2-Year-Olds Pomona, Calif. Training preview Feb. 20

Dec. 26-July 1, 2015

(NOMINATIONS CLOSED OCT. 24)

Dec. 26-June 15, 2015 MAY 27 Barretts Sales & Racing May Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training Del Mar, Calif. Training preview May 25 (ENTRIES CLOSE MARCH 20, SUPPLEMENTAL ENTRIES CLOSE APRIL 27)

Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation 1. California Thoroughbred; 2. 628-260; 3. October 27, 2014; 4. Monthly; 5. 12; 6. $55.00; 7. CTBA c/o Blood-Horse Publications, 3101 Beaumont Centre Circle, Lexington, KY 40513; 8. CTBA c/o Blood-Horse Publications, 3101 Beaumont Centre Circle, Lexington, KY 40513; 9. Publisher: Blood-Horse Publications, 3101 Beaumont Centre Circle, Lexington, KY 40513. Editor: Eric Mitchell, Blood-Horse Publications, 3101 Beaumont Centre Circle, Lexington, KY 40513. Managing Editor: Eric Mitchell, Blood-Horse Publications, 3101 Beaumont Centre Circle, Lexington, KY 40513; 10. Blood-Horse Publications, 3101 Beaumont Centre Circle, Lexington, KY 40513; 11. None; 12. Has not changed; 13. California Thoroughbred; 14. October 2014; 15a. 1,371, 1,450; 15b1. 875, 905; 15b2. 0, 0; 15b3. 0, 0; 15b4. 0, 0; 15c. 875, 905; 15d1. 222, 223; 15d2. 0, 0; 15d3. 0, 0; 15d4. 245; 298 15e. 467, 521; 15f. 1,342, 1,462; 15g. 29, 24; 15h. 1,371, 1,450; 15i. 65%, 63%. I certify that all information furnished on this form is true and complete. Monica Marrs, Director of Marketing and Audience Development.

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California-Bred/California-Sired

StakeS RaCeS

December 2014 – January 2015 LOS aLaMitOS

Sunday, December 7

Sunday, December 14

$200,000 Soviet Problem Stakes Two-Year-Old Fillies / 1 Mile

$200,000 King Glorious Stakes Two-Year-Olds / 1 Mile

Santa anita

Saturday, January 24

Saturday, January 24

$250,000 California Cup Turf Classic Four-Year-Olds & Up 1 1/8 Miles (Turf)

$200,000 California Cup Oaks Tree-Year-Old Fillies / 1 Mile (Turf)

Saturday, January 24

$150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint Four-Year-Olds & Up, F & M abt. 6 1/2 Furlongs (Turf)

$250,000 California Cup Derby Tree-Year-Olds / 1 1/16 Miles

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Saturday, January 24


Don’t Miss the December Deadline to Register Your Yearlings (Foals of 2013) as Cal-Bred or Cal-Sired

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Stakes & Sales Dates DECEMBER 2014 /JANUARY 2015 REGIONAL STAKES RACES

JANUARY 2015

DECEMBER 2014

Date Track Stakes (Grade)

84

Conditions

Distance

Added Value

6

GGF Gold Rush Stakes

2-y-o

1 m.

$75,000

6

LA

Soviet Problem Stakes

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

1 m.

$200,000

7

LA

Bayakoa Stakes (Gr. II)

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

1 1/16 m.

$200,000

13

LA

Starlet (Gr. I)

2-y-o f.

1 1/16 m.

$350,000

14

LA

King Glorious Stakes

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

1 m.

$200,000

20

LA

Los Al Futurity (Gr. I)

2-y-o

1 1/16 m.

$500,000

26

SA

Malibu Stakes (Gr. I)

3-y-o

7 f.

$300,000

26

SA

Mathis Brothers Mile (Gr. II)

3-y-o

1 m. (T)

$200,000

26

SA

La Brea Stakes (Gr. I)

3-y-o f.

7 f.

$300,000

27

SA

Midnight Lute Stakes (Gr. III)

3-y-o & up

6 f.

$100,000

27

SA

Robert J. Frankel Stakes (Gr. III)

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

1 1/8 m. (T)

$100,000

27

SA

Eddie Logan Stakes

2-y-o

1 m. (T)

$75,000

28

SA

Kalookan Queen Stakes

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

6 1/2 f.

$75,000

28

SA

Daytona Stakes (Gr. III)

3-y-o & up

abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

1

SA

Blue Norther Stakes

3-y-o f.

1 m. (T)

$75,000

3

SA

Santa Ynez Stakes (Gr. II)

3-y-o f.

6 1/2 f.

$200,000

3

SA

San Gabriel Stakes (Gr. II)

4-y-o & up

1 1/8 m. (T)

$200,000

4

SA

Monrovia Stakes (Gr. II)

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

abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

$200,000

10

SA

San Pasqual Stakes (Gr. II)

4-y-o & up

1 1/16 m.

$200,000

10

SA

Sham Stakes (Gr. III)

3-y-o

1 m.

$100,000

17

GGF California Derby

3-y-o

1 1/16 m.

$100,000

17

SA

La Canada Stakes (Gr. II)

4-y-o f.

1 1/16 m.

$200,000

17

SA

Megahertz Stakes

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

1 m. (T)

19

SA

Santa Monica Stakes (Gr. II)

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

7 f.

$200,000

24

SA

California Cup Turf Classic

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

1 1/8 m. (T)

$250,000

24

SA

California Cup Derby

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

1 1/16 m.

$250,000

24

SA

California Cup Oaks

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

1 m. (T)

$200,000

24

SA

Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint

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

abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

$150,000

24

SA

California Cup Sprint

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

6 f.

$150,000

31

SA

Arcadia Stakes (Gr. II)

4-y-o & up

1 m. (T)

$200,000

31

SA

Las Virgenes Stakes (Gr. I)

3-y-o f.

1 m.

$300,000

31

SA

Palos Verdes Stakes (Gr. II)

4-y-o & up

6 f.

$200,000

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ADVERTISERS Auburn Labs ...................................................................................10 Backyard Race Horse .....................................................................87 Ballena Vista Farm .................................................. OBC, 19, 20, 21 BG Thoroughbred Farms ..............................................................25 Cal Cup /Sunshine Millions ...........................................................71 Cal-Bred Maiden Bonus Program ..............................................IBC Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired Registration Deadline ..................................83 Cardiff, Suzanne, Pedigree Research ...........................................87 Cole Ranch .....................................................................................86 CTBA Annual Meeting/Awards Dinner ........................................79 CTBA Christmas Gift Subscription ...............................................85 CTBA Membership ........................................................................77 CTBA Website................................................................................81 Daehling Ranch ........................................................................73, 86 Dickson Podley Realtors (Jeannie Garr Roddy)...........................87 E.A. Ranches ..............................................................................9, 38 Equineline.com ..............................................................................75 Foal to Yearling Halters-Lillian Nichols ........................................87 Fruitful Acres Farm ..........................................................................7

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STALLIONS Acclamation ......................................15 Affirmative ............................................... 25 Anziyan Royalty ......................................... 9 Atticus ...................................................... 49 Awesome Gambler ................................. 57 Bluegrass Cat.......................... 19, OBC Boisterous (KY) ...............................3, 5 Bold Chieftain ......................................... 62 Bushwacker ............................................. 57 Calimonco ............................... 19, OBC Capital Account ...................................... 25 Champ Pegasus ................................53 Chattahoochee War ................................. 9 Coil ........................................................... 49 Comic Strip.............................................. 46 Daddy Nose Best .................................... 25 Decarchy .................................................. 49 Desert Code ............................................ 13 Dixie Chatter ...........................19, 20, OBC Eddington ......................... 19, 21, OBC Elusive Warning ...................................... 66 Empire Way ....................................... 51, 57 Fighting Hussar ....................................... 25 Game Plan ................................................. 9 Gig Harbor .............................................. 63 Gotham City ............................................ 73

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Grace Upon Grace.................................. 57 Grazen ....................................................... 3 He Be Fire N Ice .........................29, 46 Heatseeker (Ire) ....................................... 12 Hidden Blessing ........................................ 7 Idiot Proof................................................ 63 Indian Evening ........................................ 62 Informed ...........................................55 James Street ............................................. 7 Jeranimo .......................................3, 31 Kafwain ...................................................... 3 Lakerville.................................................. 11 Lightnin N Thunder .................................. 7 Lucky J. H. ............................................... 13 Lucky Pulpit ......................................12 Many Rivers ............................................. 62 Marino Marini .......................................... 46 Maybry’s Boy ............................................. 9 Merit Man ...................................33, 57 Ministers Wild Cat .................................... 3 Mr.Broad Blade ....................................... 49 Northern Causeway..........................45 Old Topper ................................................ 3 Onebadshark .......................................... 46 Peppered Cat .......................................... 73 Rendezvous ............................................. 73

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Richard’s Kid ............................................ 49 Rocky Bar ................................................... 9 Roi Charmant .......................................... 49 Salute The Sarge................................. 9, 38 Sea of Secrets ......................................... 62 Slew’s Tiznow .......................................... 46 Smiling Tiger ...............................11, 59 Sought After ............................................ 73 Southern Image ...................................... 46 Storm Wolf .............................................. 47 Stormberg ........................................35 Street Hero .............................................. 47 Sway Away ................................................. 8 Swiss Yodeler..................................... 51, 57 The Pamplemousse ................................ 47 Time To Get Even ................................... 57 Tizbud ...................................................... 12 Twice The Appeal ................................... 67 Typhoon Slew .......................................... 46 Uh Oh Bango .......................................... 99 Ultimate Eagle ..................................39 Under Caution......................................... 73 Unusual Heat ........................................... 12 Unusual Heatwave ........................3, 37 Vronsky.............................................17 Wolfcamp .................................................. 7


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