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Los ALAmitos’ EvoLution SoCal TraCk reinvenTS iTSelf

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From the EXECUTIVE CORNER DOUG BURGE CTBA PresidenT

Renewal and Commitment

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al racing has been vital through the transition process with the recent closure of Hollywood. For breeders/owners and the industry as a whole, ample stabling and racing opportunities provide the stability and incentive necessary to justify investment in California racing. Te breeding decisions made today are dependent on the long-term assurance of quality racing venues and opportunities in the future. Besides the race surface itself, which continues to receive rave reviews from horsemen, the facility has also experienced many improvements and enhancements. With many California-breds training and running at Los Alamitos, the CTBA is very excited and appreciative of the track’s commitment and eforts to Toroughbred racing. On the subject of racing facility enhancement and investment, the summer Northern California Fair season marks

the renewal of Oak Tree Racing Association and its involvement at the Alameda County Fairgrounds meet at Pleasanton. As a long-time supporter and advocate for breeding and racing in the state, Oak Tree through its participation will defnitely help strengthen racing in the North. Purse enhancements, made available through sponsorship dollars from Oak Tree, will provide horsemen the opportunity for higher returns. Te CTBA has worked in conjunction with Oak Tree to ofer not only the new $100,000 Oak Tree Distaf for California-bred/sired horses, but also restricted maiden opportunities rarely seen in the North. With these new commitments to racing, both in the South and the North, breeders and owners should be confdent in the opportunities that will exist when the current foals arrive at the racetracks in the next few years.

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uly marks the beginning of major Toroughbred racing at Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress, Calif. Te “Home of California Chrome” will conduct its frst-ever daytime Toroughbred meet with eight days of racing this month followed by a longer race meet in the fall. Picking up the void left by Betfair Hollywood Park, the new one-mile oval will host many historic and new races, introducing the best of daytime live Toroughbred racing to the Orange County market. Opening day will feature the $100,000 Bertrando Stakes, one of our new Golden State Series races for California-bred/sired horses. Tis mile event will signify the frst time in which the gates will open in front of the grandstand as a stakes race at the historic track. Te commitment from Los Alamitos to ofer both year-round stabling and season-

Los Alamiltos picks up the void vacated by Betfair Hollywood Park

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JULY 2014 VOLUME 140 / NO. 7 626.445.7800 or 1.800.573.2822 (California residents only) www.CTBA.com The official magazine of California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, a non-profit corporation dedicated to the production of better Thoroughbred horses for better Thoroughbred racing, published by Blood-Horse Publications, Inc. Opinions expressed in signed articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect policies of the CTBA or this magazine. Publication of any material originating herin is expressly forbidden without first obtaining written permission from California Thoroughbred. All advertising copy is submitted subject to approval. We reserve the right to reject any copy that is misleading or that does not meet with the standards set by the publication. Acknowledgment: Statistics in this publicaton relating to results of races in North America are compiled by the Daily Racing Form. Charts by special arrangement with Daily Racing Form Inc., the copyright owners of said charts. Reproduction forbidden.

Contents

FEATURES

14 Reinventing

18 Del Mar Preview

Los ALAmitos

Te traditional Quarter Horse racetrack steps up to fll the gap left by the closing of Betfair Hollywood Park

OFFICERS CHAIRPERSON DONALD J. VALPREDO VICE CHAIRPERSON HARRIS DAVID AUERBACH

20 Triple Crown Review 22 NoCal Yearling Sale 24 Crystal Water Stakes

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 EX OFFICIO E. W. (BUD) JOHNSTON

26 NoCal-Golden State Series

A D M I N I S T R AT I V E S TA F F CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER JAMES MURPHY

28 CTBA Member Profile: Richard Kritzski

SALES COORDINATOR/MEMBERSHIP CAL CUP COORDINATOR COOKIE HACKWORTH REgISTRAR/INCENTIVE PROgRAM MANAgER MARY ELLEN LOCKE

34 Blister Beetle Poisoning

ASSISTANT REgISTRAR DAWN GERBER EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/EVENT COORDINATOR CHRISTY CHAPMAN

DEPARTMENTS

4 News Bits

ADVERTISINg MANAgER LORETTA VEIGA

8 CTBA News

WEB SITE MANAgINg EDITOR KEN GURNICK LIBRARIAN/RECEPTIONIST/SUBSCRIPTIONS VIVIAN MONTOYA RACETRACk LIAISON SCOTT HENRY

9 CTBA Calendar 12 California Toroughbred Foundation

California Thoroughbred (ISSN 1092-7328) is published monthly in Lexington, kY by Blood-Horse Publications, 3101 Beaumont Centre Circle, Lexington, kY 40513. Periodicals postage paid at Lexington, kY and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address change to the California Thoroughbred, P.O. Box 60018, Arcadia, CA 91066-6018 Subscriptions - $55.00 per year USA $85.00 per year Canada & Mexico

30 Winners 32 Lifetime Leading Earners

COMING NEXT MONTH!

38 Leading Breeders in California

Growing Toroughbred racing through social media

39 Lists of Leading Sires in California 43 Stakes/Sales Calendar 46 Classified Advertising

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WEST COAST CONTRIBUTINg EDITOR TRACY GANTz COPY EDITOR TOM HALL ART DIRECTOR BRIAN TURNER

CREATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR LISA COOTS PRODUCTION FORREST BEGLEY KERRY HOWE

COLUMNS

1 From the Executive Corner

ARTISTS KATIE TAYLOR DAVID YOUNG

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ON THE COVER

48 Advertising Index EDITORIAL DIRECTOR ERIC MITCHELL

Dr. Ed Allred spent $5 million to expand Los Alamitos’ main track to nearly a mile, add stalls, and renovate the grandstand. Te track will host its frst daytime Toroughbred meet beginning July 3. PHOTO BY LOreTTa Veiga


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NewsBits California-bred Cyclometer and Summer Hit won graded stakes over the Memorial Day weekend. Cyclometer captured the $92,000 Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III) May 26 at Santa Anita, and Summer Hit won the $100,210 All American Stakes (gr. III) the same day at Golden Gate Fields. ■ Bruce Headley bred, owns, and trains Cyclometer, a 6-year-old son of Cyclotron—Moana Loa, by Eastern Echo. Irwin and Andrew Molasky bred and own Cyclometer with Headley, who stands Cyclotron at Old English Rancho in Sanger, Calif. Cyclometer brought his earnings to $417,004 with the Los Angeles victory. ■ Jerry Hollendorfer trains Summer Hit for Summer Hit himself and co-owner John Carver. Kenneth and Janice Heidt bred the 5-year-old gelded son of Bertrando—Mia F Eighteen, by Tough Knight. Summer Hit has now earned $532,219 lifetime. VASSAR PHoToGRAPHY

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cal-bred among top sellers at Obs

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A California-bred son of Artie Schiller is among three horses that sold for more than $200,000 during the first two sessions of the ocala Breeders’ Sales June 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale. Named Avenue of Art, the bay colt out of the Avenue of Flags mare Sookloozy sold for $220,000 to Ernie Semersky and Dory Newell’s Conquest Stables. Trainer Mark Casse signed the ticket. Bred by David B. Newcomb and offered through Eddie Woods’ consignment, Avenue of Art worked a furlong during the first under tack preview show in a co-fastest time of :10. Conquest Stables and Casse have an affinity for the offspring of WinStar stallion Artie Schiller, especially after their success with their grade I winning filly My Conquestadory. Quarter Pole Enterprises bought Avenue of Art as a yearling for $95,000 at the Barretts october yearling sale, where he was consigned by Sam Hendricks, agent for Walking G Ranch. By Mike Compton

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■ the pamplemousse Gets First Winner When Big Swag blasted his competition by 31⁄4 lengths in a 4 ⁄2-furlong maiden race at Santa Anita May 30, he became the first winner for his sire, The Pamplemousse. Elvis Trujillo rode the gelding, who was making his racing debut. Dan Hendricks trains Big Swag, a son of the multiple stakesplaced Boundary mare Border Fire. Bred by Hayes and Hayes, he races for Jeff Hayes, Jerome Higman, Mike McGuire, et al. The victory was worth $33,600 plus the Cal-bred/sired bonus of $17,500. Big Swag comes from the first crop of The Pamplemousse, who stands at Rancho San Miguel in San Miguel, Calif., for $2,500. The Pamplemousse, a son of Kafwain—Comfort Zone, by Rubiano, won the 2009 Sham Stakes (gr. III) and San Rafael Stakes (gr. III). 1

■ Maybry’s boy to e.a. ranches Graded stakes winner Maybry’s Boy, a son of Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Broad Brush, is relocating from New York to E.A. Ranches in Ramona, Calif. Maybry’s Boy’s foals include multiple stakes winner Sportswriter, an earner of $361,033. Maybry’s Boy won the 2002 Spectacular Bid Stakes (gr. II). He is out of the graded stakes-placed Alydar mare Aly’s Conquest, and the second dam, Am Capable, is a multiple graded stakes winner.

■ impeachment dies Impeachment, who finished third to Fusaichi Pegasus in the 2000 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), died of a heart attack in June. The 17-year-old son of Deputy Minister—Misconduct, by Criminal Type, had stood at Fruitful Acres Farm as the property of Vincent Harris. Trained by Todd Pletcher and campaigned by Dogwood Stable, Impeachment also finished third in the 2000 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and Arkansas Derby (gr. II). He earned $350,450. His foals include stakes winners Scooter Girl and Always Royal.

Fairplex extends stable access Fairplex Park in Pomona, Calif., will remain open for stabling through the Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park. The track has been part of the year-round stabling and vanning program since the closure of Betfair Hollywood Park, but was originally slated to close when Del Mar opens July 17. The Southern California stabling and vanning committee decided to leave Fairplex open to provide stabling during Del Mar and the Breeders’ Cup. Typically, ship-ins for those big events require 200 of Santa Anita’s 1,900 stalls. Fairplex has 500 stalls available for the Southern Fairplex will remain open California racing circuit. through Nov. 5

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CyClometer, Summer Hit Win Graded StakeS


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NAMED FOALS OF RACING AGE

SWs

In ExcEss [IrE] (1987)†

1046

63

BErtrando (1989)†

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UnUsUal HEat (1990)

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BEncHmark (1991) †

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trIBal rUlE (1996) †

590

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stormIn FEvEr (1994)

757

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olympIo (1988) †

547

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swIss yodElEr (1994)

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GamE plan (1993)

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old toppEr (1995)

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kaFwaIn (2000)

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sEa oF sEcrEts (1995)

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rocky Bar (1998)

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mInIstErs wIld cat (2000)

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attIcUs (1992)

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sIBErIan sUmmEr † (1989)

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wEstErn FamE † (1992)

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comIc strIp (1995)

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BIrdontHEwIrE † (1989)

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dEcarcHy (1997)

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

QUaliFYinG ClaiminG leVelS The following claiming levels for California owners premiums and stallion awards are currently in effect: loS alamitoS / $40,000 Del mar / $40,000 oaK tree at pleaSanton / $20,000 CaliFornia State Fair (SaCramento) / $20,000 Sonoma CoUntY Fair (Santa roSa) / $20,000

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HISTORY

10 YEARS AGO YearlY report was one of many California-breds to venture successfully outside of her native California for John and Betty Mabee’s Golden Eagle Farm. After capturing the 2004 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II), she added the Delaware Oaks (gr. II) July 17. The Mabees bred the daughter of General Meeting—Fiscal Year, by Half a Year, and during her three years of racing she earned $835,900.

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Yearly report winning 2004 Blackeyed Susan Stakes (gr. ii)

25 YEARS AGO King gloriouS became a millionaire by winning the July 29 Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Monmouth Park in New Jersey. The California-bred son of Naevus—Glorious Natalie, by Reflected Glory, won by three lengths with Chris McCarron aboard as the 7-10 favorite. McCarron never had to go to the whip as King Glorious defeated Music Merci and Shy Tom in the 11⁄8-mile stakes. Ted Aroney bred King Glorious and campaigned him with Alan Magerman’s Four M Stables.

50 YEARS AGO While today Old English Rancho is known for champion Acclamation, the Johnston family was also winning major races a half-century ago. One of their favorites, Cal-bred real good deal, stormed home a 11⁄2-length victor in the Hollywood Derby July 11, 1964. Bud Johnston’s parents, E.B. and Betty Johnston, bred and raced the 3-year-old son of The Pie King—Good Folks, by Citation. The legendary Johnny Longden piloted Real Good Deal in the Hollywood Derby for trainer T.R. Scott.

William Nichols hoNored by seabiscuit heritage FouNdatioN Longtime horseman William (Bill) Nichols, a member of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association board of directors, received a lifetime achievement award from the Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation at Ridgewood Ranch in Willits, Calif. The foundation presented the award to Nichols May 23 as part of the ceremony to commemorate Seabiscuit’s stud barn listing in the National Register of nichols is a founding member of the Historic Places. Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation A founding member of the Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation and board member emeritus, Nichols was able to attend the festivities along with his wife, Lillian. The foundation honored him for his literary contributions to the legacy of Seabiscuit. Nichols is the author of “Seabiscuit, the Rest of the Story” and was one of Laura Hillenbrand’s sources in her book “Seabiscuit, An American Legend.” Nichols worked for Charles Howard, Seabiscuit’s owner, in the mid-1940s. He later owned and bred multiple stakes winner Sea Orbit, a grandson of Seabiscuit. Nichols and his wife own Mares’ Nest Farm in Wilton, Calif.

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barretts Paddock sale July 20

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Barretts Sales & Racing in cooperation with the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will hold its third annual Paddock Sale July 20. The sale is designed for “race-ready” horses in training, dovetailing with Del Mar’s Ship & Win program to bring more horses into California. The sale will be held in the Del Mar saddling paddock after the races. In the first two years, five horses from the sale went on to become stakes winners. This year’s early entries include 2013 La Brea Stakes (gr. I) winner Heir Kitty and grade II winner Handsome Mike. Entries close July 10. Horses do not have to be eligible for the Ship & Win program to be entered in the sale. But those entered from out of state that are eligible can earn an additional $1,000 when they first start at Del Mar, as well as a 33 1/3% bonus on top of any purse monies won in the first start (excluding stakes).

Halo Dolly Becomes a millionaire California-bred Halo Dolly went over $1 million in earnings when she finished second in an allowance race at Golden Gate Fields June 7. Jerry Hollendorfer trains the mare for a partnership that includes himself, Daniel and Yolanda Hoefflin, Michael O’Farrell, Charlie Robin, George Todaro, Joseph Schneider, and Bret Tahajian. A multiple graded stakes winner, Halo Dolly became the 61st Cal-bred millionaire, with current earnings of $1,003,416 and a race record of 18 wins in 39 starts. Ten of those victories have come in stakes, including the 2012 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (gr. IIT) and 2013 Wilshire Handicap (gr. IIIT). Ron and Lorraine Rodriguez bred the 6-year-old daughter of Popular—Spanish Halo, by Comic Strip. Hollendorfer and bloodstock agent Kyle Kaenel bought her privately after she broke her maiden at Golden Gate in 2011.

Fair stakes top $1 million With two new stakes in the Golden State Series and additional stakes at Pleasanton as part of its new partnership with the Oak Tree Racing Association, the Northern California fair circuit has scheduled 18 stakes worth a total of $1,095,000. The stakes will be offered by four racetracks under the auspices of the California Authority of Racing Fairs (CARF) as well as the Sonoma County Fair at Santa Rosa. The new Golden State races are the $100,000 Oak Tree Distaff June 28 at Pleasanton and the $100,000 Harris Farms at the Big Fresno Fair Oct. 5. Oak Tree at Pleasanton is offering the most in purse money, with a total of $425,000 for its six stakes. Santa Rosa’s slate includes seven Thoroughbred stakes, all worth $50,000 each for a total of $350,000. Fresno, the California State Fair (Cal Expo) at Sacramento, and the Humboldt County Fair at Ferndale have scheduled another five stakes among them.

The West Coast Rocks! And So Do WTBOA Sales Graduates! First 2013 WTBOA Sale Graduate Sets New Track Record in 2-year-old Debut! Trackattacker not only blew away his competition by 9 lengths in his initial outing, a 4 1/2-furlong MSW race, he bettered the Emerald Downs track mark to :49.98! His half-brother by LUCKY PULPIT sells in the 2014 sale.

WTBOA Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale Tuesday, August 26 Morris J. Alhadeff Sales Pavilion • Emerald Downs • Auburn, WA

This year’s WTBOA Summer Sale features yearlings by 2014 leading West Coast sires Lucky Pulpit, Tribal Rule, Kafwain, Marino Marini, Stormin Fever, Rocky Bar, Papa Clem, Dixie Chatter, Harbor the Gold, Parker’s Storm Cat and more ... As well as other top 2014 national sires such as City Zip, Yes It’s True, Successful Appeal, Pure Prize, Colonel John, Tiz Wonderful, Big Brown and more . . . Also featuring 20 broodmares, many offering 3-in-1 packages, and horses of racing age.

Join us for an exciting Longacres Mile (G3), Sunday, August 24, and stay for the sale! For more information, to order a catalog or to inquire about out-of-state accommodations, contact the WTBOA at (253) 288-7878 or visit wtboa.com www.ctba.com

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CTBA

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Scott Martinez/LoS aLaMitoS

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 ChRomE RANkS high

nor Cal Sales Commission As in the past, the commission is 5% of final bid with a minimum of $500.00. However, the maximum commission for this year’s sale on an RNA will be capped at a $1,000.

nor Cal Auction bonus— $250,000 Introducing Biggest Owner Sale Bonus Ever: $250,000 to the first yearling winner of a Grade 1 race in North America at 2, 3, or 4 years old, that goes through the sales ring. The $250,000 bonus will be paid to the registered owner of the first Grade 1 winner at time of nomination according to The Jockey Club papers.

California Chrome’s Triple Crown odyssey ranked him fifth in the world, earned him countless fans, and made him one of the most popular racehorses in recent memory. He also collected $2,397,800 in the three races and is now fourth on the all-time list of California-bred money earners. The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities ranked California Chrome fifth in its June 12 World’s Best Racehorse Rankings. Japanese-based Just A Way topped the rankings, followed by South African-based Variety Club. Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Game On Dude was tied for third with Tattersalls Irish One Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) winner Kingman. The Kentucky Derby (gr. I) victory netted California Chrome $1,417,800, while his Preakness (gr. I) win added another $900,000. As disappointing as his dead heat for fourth in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) was, California Chrome still earned another $80,000 for that effort. That gives the 3-year-old California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit— Love the Chase, by Not For Love, total earnings of $3,532,650. He is behind Tiznow at $6,427,830, Best Pal at $5,668,245, and Lava Man at $5,268,706 among all Cal-bred earners and above Snow Chief at $3,383,210.

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CTBA MEMBERS Salah Al-Mudarris canoga Park, ca

Matthew Hendrix aguanga, ca

Bob and Diana De La Cruz Leona Valley, ca

Rick Kessler Westlake Village, ca

Richard Evers Los angeles, ca

Heinz Steinmann (son of Heinz Steinmann) Wrightwood, ca

Brenda Haugg Manteca, ca

AmAzombie enjoying RetiRement

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California-bred Amazombie, the Eclipse Award champion sprinter of 2011, has been retired and is enjoying a life of leisure. “He’s out in a paddock at Judd Morse’s place (in San Jacinto, Calif.),” said Bill Spawr, who trained Amazombie and campaigned him with Tom Sanford. “They’re thrilled to have him.” Amazombie, who was also named champion Cal-bred sprinter in 2011 and 2012, won the 2011 Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I) and six other stakes. The 8-year-old gelding earned $1,920,378, ranking him 13th among all-time leading Cal-bred earners. The late Gregg Anderson bred the son of Northern Afleet—Wilshe Amaze, by In Excess.

CTBA Northern California Yearling & Horses of Racing Age Sale Tuesday, August 12 Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton For further information, contact: Cookie Hackworth cookie@ctba.com 800.573.2822 ext. 243


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Cards 4 CARMA charity poker fundraiser Del Mar

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CTFnotes Two Scholarships Awarded at U.C. Davis

2014 OFFICERS

PRESIDENT

Mrs. Jeanne L. Canty VICE-PRESIDENT

Mrs. Gail Gregson TREASURER

Gregory L. Ferraro, DVM SECRETARY

Mark W. McCreary

DIRECTORS Peter P. Daily Tracy Gantz Jane Goldstein

Te California Toroughbred Foundation (CTF) awarded scholarships to two students currently studying at the U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Elizabeth Anderson is in her third year of study at U.C. Davis, with an anticipated graduation in 2015. Elizabeth has interned, studied, and worked for many equine agencies. Tese include stays at the Winner’s Circle Ranch in Bradbury, Calif., where she assisted with examinations, radiographs, and power foating of teeth, along with many other duties. Elizabeth currently volunteers with the Toroughbred Rehab Center in Winters, Calif. At this non-proft facility, Elizabeth assists in locating good homes for retired racehorses, re-training the horses, their daily upkeep, and their medical Anderson care. Elizabeth’s primary focus of interest is in equine sports medicine and reproduction. She has worked with many Toroughbred trainers and became a licensed trainer herself in 2006. Elizabeth has also worked within the racehorse rehabilitation environment, which has allowed her to become profcient in post-surgical care, diagnosis of colic, regenerative medicine, lameness, and imaging. Lewis Courtney Lewis will also be graduating from U.C. Davis in 2015. Courtney has spent many years in the saddle, having ridden horses in hunter-jumper competitions since she was 2 years old. Because she has worked with performance horses for most of her life, her primary area of interest is equine medicine, with a special interest in sports medicine and lameness. Her experience at U.C. Davis has given her the opportunity to help make the horses she rides healthier with new techniques such as stem-cell and platelet-rich plasma therapies.

Neil O’Dwyer Mrs. Ada Gates Patton Thomas S. Robbins John W. Sadler Peter W. Tunney Warren Williamson Mrs. Kenneth M. Schiffer, Director Emeritus

Te California Toroughbred Foundation Te California Toroughbred Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of equine research and education. Since 1958, the Foundation has operated as a non-proft 501(c)3 corporation that can accept tax-deductible contributions. For more than four decades, the CTF has sponsored numerous research and educational projects and awarded scholarships to veterinary students at U.C. Davis and Western University of Health Sciences. Te Foundation maintains the Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library, one of the most extensive collections of equine literature found anywhere. Several generous donations of book collections and artwork form the core of the Library, which is housed in the CTBA ofces in Arcadia. Among its 10,000 volumes are current veterinary publications, turf histories, sales catalogs, and books spanning a wide range of subjects from equine nutrition and care to fne arts. Te latest instructional videos also are available for viewing in the Library. Te resources of the CTF’s Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library are available to the public for research and pleasure.

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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Los Alamitos

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Quarter Horse racing will share the limelight with Thoroughbred racing as Los Alamitos reinvents itself to accommodate both breeds

By Tracy GanTz

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year ago when the Southern California Toroughbred industry scrambled for stabling to replace Betfair Hollywood Park, Los Alamitos stepped up in a big way. Te Quarter Horse track is reinventing itself as a multi-use facility for both breeds and July 3 will embark on a new daytime Toroughbred race meet. California-breds will take center stage on Los Alamitos’ opening afternoon of Toroughbred racing. Te feature race will be the inaugural running of the $100,000 Bertrando Stakes, a new addition to the Golden State Stakes Series. Te race is named in honor of the 1993 California Horse of the Year, 1993 Eclipse Award-winning champion older male, and leading California sire who died ear-

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lier this year. Te Bertrando will be at 11⁄16 miles for Cal-bred and California-sired 3-year-olds and up. In preparation for the Toroughbred meet, Dr. Ed Allred, owner of Los Alamitos, has pushed forward with everything from expanding the fve-furlong oval to nearly a mile and building more stalls to many frontside renovations, for a total cost of about $5 million.

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“We hope that it will grow and be an important part of the California program,” said Allred. Allred is an enthusiastic track owner who enjoys participating in racing. A member of Quarter Horse racing’s Hall of Fame, he has been named the sport’s champion breeder 12 times and champion owner six times. He has stood many Quarter Horse stallions at his Rolling A Ranch in Atascadero, Calif., producing a nearly unending line of Cal-bred Quarter Horse racehorses. Los Alamitos runs major Quarter Horse racing at night virtually year-round. Its rich stakes schedule includes such grade


I events as the Los Alamitos Two MilDiscussions were also continuing for Bolton & Company, the track has inlion Futurity, the $750,000 Champion the Fairplex Park meeting at Pomona to centivized the race with the $1 million of Champions for older horses, and three switch venues to Los Alamitos, with the Bolton Challenge Bonus. If a horse can other futurities worth $1 million each. California Horse Racing Board expected win the Los Alamitos Derby, the $1 milTe location in Cypress, Calif., makes to approve the move. Te Fairplex dates lion TVG Pacifc Classic (gr. I) Aug. 24 Los Alamitos the only racetrack in Cali- this year are Sept. 4-23. at Del Mar, and the $5 million Breeders’ fornia’s Orange County. Tat Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 1 at puts it between Santa Anita, Santa Anita, it will receive a 35 miles to the northeast, $1 million bonus. Our overall goal for this frst meet is to and Del Mar, 80 miles south. Te summer stakes sched“Our overall goal for this showcase the place to people who haven’t seen ule includes the $200,000 frst meet is to showcase the Great Lady M Stakes (gr. II) it before; that includes trainers, owners, and place to people who haven’t July 12, formerly the A Gleam breeders.” seen it before,” said Brad Handicap at Hollywood. Los McKinzie, general managAlamitos has also retained — Brad McKinzie er of Los Alamitos’ Tortwo $100,000 non-graded oughbred operation. “Tat Hollywood stakes for 2-yearincludes trainers, owners, and breeders. Beftting a track that already hosts olds, the Cinderella Stakes and Willard L. Right along with that, our next target au- million-dollar Quarter Horse races, Los Proctor Memorial Stakes, both slated for dience is the Orange County fan base.” Alamitos will put up serious money for July 13. Allred has committed to Toroughbred its Toroughbred stakes, beginning with Tis fall Los Alamitos will revive the two racing dates in 2014 and 2015, though of the $500,000 Los Alamitos Derby (gr. II) major 2-year-old races from the Hollycourse he is hopeful that the meets will July 5. Tis is the former $150,000 Swaps wood fall meeting, the CashCall Futurity grow and continue far beyond that. For Stakes at Hollywood Park for 3-year-olds. (gr. I) and Hollywood Starlet (gr. I). Te 2014, Los Alamitos will conduct a sumLos Alamitos has added a twist to its frst has been renamed the Los Alamitos mer meet from July 3-13 and a fall meet Derby. In partnership with the Cali- Futurity, with a $500,000 purse, and the from Dec. 4-21. fornia-based insurance brokerage frm second the Starlet, with a $350,000 purse.

Reconfiguring the original Los Alamitos five-furlong track to about a mile was an integral component for California racing

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Los Alamitos also provides crucial stall space as part of the Southern California year-round stabling and vanning program. When Hollywood Park was still running, plenty of stalls were available. After that track closed, the industry needed to fnd other year-round venues. Ultimately, Los Alamitos, San Luis Rey Downs training center, and Fairplex Park provided stalls. Los Alamitos made 500 stalls available early this year and is building another 200. McKinzie said that they will have an additional 120 temporary stalls for the race meeting. Toroughbred trainers prefer to train on a mile track, so Los Alamitos expanded its fve-furlong oval to 25 yards short of a mile. Dennis Moore, who was Hollywood’s track superintendent and now serves in the same capacity at Santa Anita, has long worked with Los Alamitos and oversaw the expansion. Moore extended the track to the west onto an unused golf course. Te plans allowed for the backstretch to shift slightly outward so that the second turn is wider than the frst turn. Te original fve-furlong second turn

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remains, with rails used to open the bigger track for morning workouts and turn it back into a fve-furlong oval for nightly Quarter Horse races. Te original track has lights, which weren’t needed for the extension because the Toroughbred races will be run during the day. Toroughbreds arrived at Los Alami-

tos in February, including Art Sherman’s barn and Cal-bred California Chrome. Before long, Los Alamitos had a public relations bonanza as the home of California Chrome, who went on to win the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). Allred also owns and breeds some Tor-

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California Chrome arrived back at his Los Alamitos barn the day after the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) during an evening of Quarter Horse racing. Several Quarter Horse people on the backstretch applauded when he walked of the van.

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a member of Te Jockey Club and president of the American Quarter Horse Association. He also served as president of the California Toroughbred Breeders Association. Another who is comfortable in both the Quarter Horse and Toroughbred racing worlds is Bob Moreno. Coming of the Santa Anita meeting, where he served as a placing judge, Moreno will be the racing secretary for the Los Alamitos Toroughbred meets. Los Alamitos does not have a turf course, and because the summer meeting spans the time between Santa Anita and Del Mar, horsemen might wait for Del Mar. Moreno hopes to lure some of them with an attractive array of starter races. “People are looking to run at Del Mar, and they may not run here if they think they are going to lose that horse in a claiming race,” said Moreno. “Tis way they can run in starter races at Los Alamitos.”

oughbreds, and Sherman is his Toroughbred trainer. “We love Art Sherman,” said Allred. “He’s been my personal trainer for about 10 years. I just think he’s a marvelous man.” Any thought that the Quarter Horse and Toroughbred people wouldn’t get along vanished as soon as the Toroughbreds arrived. Toroughbred trainers found the Quarter Horse trainers very welcoming. “People said that the trainers of the various breeds would fght,” said Allred. “But none of this is even remotely a problem.” Te Quarter Horse industry especially embraced California Chrome. Sherman and jockey Victor Espinoza signed posters during one nighttime Quarter Horse program before the colt traveled to Kentucky. California Chrome arrived back at his Los Alamitos barn the day after the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) during an evening of Quarter Horse racing. Several Quarter Horse people on the backstretch applauded when he walked of the van. Te July meeting won’t be the frst time Toroughbreds have competed at Los Alamitos. Te Quarter Horse cards can include Toroughbred races for claimers up to $5,000 and distances up to 41⁄2 furlongs. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Orange County Fair ran a race meeting at Los Alamitos. No less a jockey than Hall of Famer Eddie Delahoussaye won both divisions of the 1980 Chapman Handicap there with Cal-breds Parsley and Billie Bets.

Trainer Bob Bafert stables part of his vast barn at Los Alamitos. Bafert began in the Quarter Horse business, training the likes of 1986 World Champion Gold Coast Express, a Cal-bred. Bafert won the Champion of Champions twice, with Gold Coast Express and Shawnes Favorite. As Los Alamitos geared up for its July 3 opener, Allred and McKinzie spoke about the various other improvements they have made to the track. Te jockeys’ room has been expanded, as has the walking ring, which includes a redesigned winner’s circle. Refurbished areas include the food court, bathrooms, and press box. In addition, Allred said that they plan to open the infeld on weekends. Reserved seating and dining can be found in both the Vessels Club and the Paddock Terrace. Te Vessels Club is named for the Vessels family, the founders of Los Alamitos, which held its frst pari-mutuel meeting in 1951. Frank and Grace Vessels began the track, and it fourished under the second generation of Frank Jr. and his wife, Millie. Frank Jr. and Millie’s son, Scoop Vessels, developed Vessels Stallion Farm in Bonsall, Calif., into a top-quality Quarter Horse and Toroughbred facility. Te farm stood the Toroughbred In Excess in California and now stands Square Eddie. It also stood First Down Dash, the alltime leading sire of racing Quarter Horses by earnings. Scoop Vessels, who died in 2010, was

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Moreno also stressed the importance of Cal-breds in the racing programs he is designing. “We hope to have a good number of Cal-bred races,” said Moreno, who has emphasized races for 2-year-old Cal-breds in his condition book. With Cal-breds kicking of the Los Alamitos stakes schedule in the Bertrando, they are sure to make an impact. “We are very pleased and excited to have Los Alamitos and the Orange County market as a new Toroughbred racing venue, said CTBA president Doug Burge. “Te home of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome will feature several Cal-bred stakes, as well as other opportunities for Cal-breds, during the summer and fall meets.”

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Del Mar Preview

Cal-breds Can Find Gold at del Mar By Tracy GanTz

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hen California Chrome won the frst stakes of his career at Del Mar, he was simply following the path of many other California-breds. Everyone loves to run—and win—at Del Mar, but Cal-breds have done it with a regularity that puts them at the forefront year after year.

It helps that Del Mar is a major player in the lucrative Golden State Series of stakes for California-bred and California-sired runners. Eight Golden State Series races will be conducted during Del Mar’s 2014 season, which gets under way July 17 and runs through Sept. 3. Later this year Del Mar will also run a new fall meeting, slated for Nov. 5-Dec. 3. “Del Mar will once again host many lucrative opportunities for Cal-breds at its summer and new fall meet this year, which will include many restricted stakes as well as overnight races,” said Doug Burge, president of the California Toroughbred Breeders Association. “Te purse structure will again be benefcial to the Cal-bred program.”

Cal-bred California Chrome launches his classic-winning career in the Graduation Stakes at Del Mar

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of the Meeting and top older runner. By the end of the year, Acclamation had added trophies as the Cal-bred Horse of the Year (his frst of two) and an Eclipse Award as the national champion older male. He now stands at the Johnston family’s Old English Rancho in Sanger, Calif., with his frst foals having arrived this year. Del Mar’s Horse of the Meeting has gone to several CalBest Pal won the inaugural Pacific Classic, the first of six Cal-breds to win the grade I Del Mar event breds over the years. Lava Man Te Golden State Series propelled Per- has inaugurated a new race, the Bertran- earned it in 2006, when he also won the ry Martin and Steve Coburn’s California do Stakes, for July 3, Robbins has moved Pacifc Classic. Te late John C. Mabee, Chrome onto his road to fame. Tough the California Dreamin’ Handicap back who for years served as chairman of the he broke his maiden at Betfair Hollywood a week, from July 21 in 2013 to July 27 Del Mar Toroughbred Club, inauguPark, the colt earned his frst black type in this year. rated the Pacifc Classic in 1991, and his the 51/2-furlong Graduation Stakes at Del Te California Dreamin’ will be the Cal-bred Best Pal won the frst running. Mar, winning by 23/4 lengths while run- frst of two Golden State Series stakes Both Mabee and Best Pal have graded ning for the frst time in blinkers. at Del Mar on the new turf course. Te stakes named for them at Del Mar. “He was a little bit green,” said trainer second will be the Aug. 17 Solana Beach Bertrando became the second Cal-bred Art Sherman after the Graduation about Handicap for females. Both races are for to win the Pacifc Classic in 1993, folCalifornia Chrome’s initial races at Hol- 3-year-olds and up. lowed by Free House in 1998 and Genlywood. “I could see him ducking in and eral Challenge in 1999. Tis year’s Pacifc out, so I put blinkers on him.” Ten, in Classic is slated for Aug. 24 and could what would turn out to be a prediction of Del Mar will once again possibly feld another Cal-bred because things to come, Sherman added, “I think California Chrome’s connections have host many lucrative oppor- mentioned the race as a possibility for the farther he goes, the better.” Tis year’s Graduation, scheduled for their superstar. tunities for Cal-breds at its July 30, again sports a $100,000 purse. Del Mar’s biggest race for 2-year-olds summer and new fall meet Te eight Golden State Series stakes ofer is the seven-furlong Del Mar Futurity (gr. this year.” a total of $1.2 million, half of the races for I), traditionally held on closing day, Sept. 2-year-olds and the other half for 3-year— Doug Burge, California 3 this year. Cal-bred Tamarando won the olds or 3-year-olds and up. Tat $1.2 Toroughbred Breeders Association 2013 edition of the race, defeating a feld million is part of a record $8.05 million that included California Chrome. stakes schedule. Larry and Marianne Williams bred “Every racing secretary recognizes that Del Mar spent most of this past year and own Tamarando, a son of Cal-bred the Cal-bred is so important to racing in replacing its turf course. Te new one is Bertrando. California lost a good stallion California,” said Tom Robbins, Del Mar’s wider, to allow for bigger felds, with all when Bertrando died earlier this year, and executive vice president of racing and in- new sod that will be able to handle not Bertrando won the Futurity, in 1991, one dustry relations and Del Mar’s racing sec- only Del Mar’s summer meeting but also year after Best Pal took the race. retary. “Tey represent about 45% of our the fall meeting. Owners and breeders of Cal-breds will horses that actually start.” Cal-breds win their share of turf races, fnd more than rich stakes for their runTat’s why Del Mar has worked close- including graded stakes, at Del Mar. In ners. Del Mar’s overnight schedule inly with the CTBA for many years “to 2011 the Johnston family’s brilliant Ac- cludes $75,000 purses for straight maiden advance the cause of the owner and the clamation won the Eddie Read Stakes (gr. races and $85,000 for frst-level allowance breeder,” said Robbins. IT) on the turf. Acclamation demonstrat- races. Add in the Cal-bred bonus, and the Robbins noted that most of the Cal- ed his versatility by also winning the $1 fnancial incentives will rival the fun of bred and Cal-sired stakes at Del Mar re- million TVG Pacifc Classic Stakes (gr. I) the summer beach atmosphere. main at their traditional spots during the on the main track that season. Tose two “Tere’s money to be made at Del meeting. However, because Los Alamitos victories earned him the honors of Horse Mar,” said Robbins. www.ctba.com

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Triple Crown

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2 1. California Chrome has another dream trip May 17 in the Preakness Stakes. 2. Trainer Art Sherman and jockey Victor Espinoza with their star. 3. California Chrome glowed the morning after the Preakness. 4. Co-owner Steve Coburn celebrates in the Preakness winner’s circle. 5. California Chrome was shipped immediately to New York, where he thrived at Belmont Park. 6. Bad racing luck in the Belmont, where California Chrome and Matterhorn collide after the break. 7. Belmont was filled with fans hoping to see a Triple Crown winner. 8. California Chrome (far left) lines up with the leaders at the top of the Belmont stretch.

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eam Chrome had a fantasy run through the 2014 Triple Crown. While the nation collectively sighed in disappointment at seeing a 12th potential Triple Crown champion fall short, most fans bounced back and revelled in California Chrome’s remarkable performances in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the Preakness Stakes (gr. I)—the ffth and sixth consecutive wins with Victor Espinoza aboard. Perry Martin and Steve Coburn’s homebred son of Lucky Pulpit left the Kentucky Derby starting gate as the favorite and rewarded his backers with a 13⁄4-length victory. Trainer Art Sherman and his son Alan Sherman rolled right on into Baltimore with confdence and, again, California Chrome rebufed all comers, taking the Preakness by 11⁄2 lengths. Te grand, sweeping turns of Belmont Park loomed large, but California Chrome seemed to thrive. “(Willie) said he just skipped over the track,” said Alan Sherman, referring to regular exercise rider Willie Delgado right after the colt’s frst work at Belmont. All systems were “Go” on June 7, but fate had other plans. Immediately out of the gate, California Chrome had a chunk torn from his right front quarter in a collision with Matterhorn. Te dream ended with California Chrome in a dead heat for fourth with Wicked Strong. California Chrome is now recuperating at Art Sherman’s Los Alamitos barn and will later get some R&R at Harris Farms before ramping back up for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, where more dreams are waiting to come true.

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No Cal Sale PREVIEW

NortherN YearliNg Sale offerS BargaiNS B Since that sale day in 2012, Jedi Mind Trick has gone on to earn $142,078 and win three races, including last year’s I’m Smokin Stakes at Del Mar. Victor Espinoza, better known these days as California Chrome’s jockey, rode Jedi Mind Trick for trainer John Sadler and owner Richard Templer’s Doubledown Stables. Running Luck Ranch bred Jedi Mind Trick, a son of Don’tsellmeshort–Icy n’ Elegant, by Ice Age. Sam Hendricks sold him as agent, and Andreas Psarras was the successful bidder at $2,500. Psarras campaigned Jedi Mind Trick in Northern California with trainer Tony Diaz’ Diaz Racing Stable. After they won a maiden claiming race with him in his second start, Sadler contacted them and bought Jedi Mine Trick privately for Doubledown. Te California Toroughbred Breeders Association’s Northern California Yearling Sale is making a name for itself as a place to get a good runner for a reasonable price. In only 11 years, the sale has produced a plethora of talented winners. Bai and Bai is the sale’s biggest home run, selling for $3,200 in the sale’s frst year, 2004, winning nine stakes and earning $724,983. Other bargain graduates include Run Brother Ron, $40,000 in 2006 and earnings of $190,781; Sierra Sunset, $40,000 in 2006 and earnings of $459,696; China Prince, who cost $1,000 in 2011 and has earned $189,028; Spud 22

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uying a good horse at a sale is an art. Getting one for a bargain takes even more skill, which is what happened when California-bred Jedi Mind Trick sold for just $2,500 at the Northern California Yearling Sale.

A $2,500 purchase at the 2012 Northern California Yearling Sale, I’m Smokin Stakes winner Jedi Mind Trick has earned $142,078

Spivens,$4,500 in 2009 and earnings of $273,114; Gab Power, $2,200 in 2009 and earnings of $332,858; Live Sundays, $5,000 in 2007 and earnings of $354,184; and Autism Awareness, $1,000 in 2006 and earnings of $356,732. Te sale has also elicited some lucrative pinhooks into 2-year-old sales. A son of Sky Mesa—Serious Vow, by Broken Vow, sold for $60,000 at the 2013 sale

and recently brought $280,000 at this year’s Barretts March sale. A daughter of Majesticperfection—Ennui, by Gone West, sold for $10,000 last year and was pinhooked for $85,000 at the 2014 Barretts May sale. Te 2014 edition of the Northern California Yearling Sale will ofer many more opportunities when it is held Aug. 12 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Tis year the sale also features a unique bonus. Te frst yearling to go through the ring and win a grade I race at 2, 3, or 4 will earn its registered owner at time of entry a $250,000 bonus. Many of California’s leading sires will have ofspring in this year’s sale, including Lucky Pulpit, the sire of California Chrome. Jedi Mind Trick’s sire, Don’tsellmeshort, has several entered; and Unusual Heat, perennially California’s leading sire, will also be represented. Other stallions include Aragorn, Awesome Gambler, Behrens, Desert Code, Giacomo, Heatseeker, High Brite, Lucky J. H., Marino Marini, Ministers Wild Cat, Papa Clem, Peppered Cat, Sierra Sunset, Square Eddie, Southern Image, Stormin Fever, Tannersmyman, and Torn Song. Also featured are yearlings by proven Kentucky sires, Scat Daddy, Forestry, Tiz Wonderful and Tunder Gulch. Te sale ofers an attractive commission schedule as well. As in the past, consignors paid a minimum commission of $500 or 5% of the purchase price. However, if the horse is listed as RNA, the maximum commission will be just $1,000.

ANYoNe wIShINg To ATTeNd The SAle and stay nearby can get a special hotel rate of $71 at the host hotel, the Holiday Inn Dublin-Pleasanton. Be sure to mention CTBA as a group name, and make your reservations early. The cutoff date for the group rate is July 31. The hotel is located at 6680 Regional Street, Dublin, Calif. 94568. Please call 800-465-4329 or visit www.HolidayInn.com/Dublin to make your reservations.

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Crystal Water Stakes

Patience Pays Off By Tracy GanTz

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wner/breeder Teresa McWilliams and trainer Alexis Barba’s professional partnership goes back well before Crystal Water Stakes winner Unusual Heatwave was even born. McWilliams had horses with the late Eddie Gregson, and Barba was Gregson’s assistant trainer.

Teresa McWilliams’ Unusual Heatwave wins the $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes at Santa Anita

“Alexis has been my friend for over 30 years,” said McWilliams. Tat friendship and trust have certainly helped bring out the best in California-bred Unusual Heatwave. McWilliams and Barba, with the help of Russell Drake at River Edge Farm in Buellton, Calif., have stopped on the 5-year-old horse as various ailments have arisen, giving him breaks whenever he needs them. Most recently, that included a year of from August 2012 to August 2013 to solve a breathing problem. Barba said that Unusual Heatwave underwent a tieback throat operation (laryngoplasty). “She stayed with it,” said Barba. “Teresa said, ‘Let’s do the surgery because he’s too nice a horse.’ I give her all the credit.” Te patient route has been an easy 24

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choice for both women, not only because Unusual Heatwave has talent but also because of his personality. “He’s just a wonderful horse,” said McWilliams. “I go in his stall and kiss him on the nose—he doesn’t move.” Unusual Heatwave moved in the $100,250 Crystal Water Stakes, a onemile turf stakes for California-bred or California-sired 3-year-olds and up at Santa Anita June 8. He had to outgame Mega Heat and Ethnic Dance to the wire in a three-way battle. Te Crystal Water initially drew a feld of nine, but three horses scratched. Mega Heat, like Unusual Heatwave a son of Unusual Heat, went favored over Ethnic Dance, a Tribal Rule half brother to Twirling Candy, a multiple graded stakes win-

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ner and earner of nearly $1 million. Ethnic Dance tried to go wire to wire, and was able to set soft enough fractions that it looked like he might. But the two sons of Unusual Heat had no intention of letting him get away with that plan. Mega Heat and Unusual Heatwave began their runs on the fnal turn, with Mega Heat challenging frst on the outside of Ethnic Dance. In the stretch jockey Kent Desormeaux angled Unusual Heatwave outside of the other two for more racing room, and they ranged up to the leading pair. Te three fought for the lead, with Unusual Heatwave’s momentum carrying him past for a three-quarter-length victory in 1:34.17. Mega Heat had a nose over Ethnic Dance for second. Desormeaux and McWilliams posed in the winner’s circle with Michelle Phillips of the 1960s folk/rock group Te Mamas and the Papas. Phillips was celebrating her birthday at Santa Anita and had an earlier race named for her on the card. McWilliams feels that the mile distance is perfect for Unusual Heatwave. She bred Unusual Heatwave in the name of her Montecito Stables from the Candi’s Gold mare Miss Alphie, who is also the dam of 2010 Sham Stakes (gr. III) winner Alphie’s Bet. Gregson bred the second dam, Pine Away, while McWilliams bred Miss Alphie and raced her in partnership with Peter Johnson. Barba trained Miss Alphie and Alphie’s Bet. With the Crystal Water victory, Unusual Heatwave brought his lifetime earnings to $482,752. He also won the 2012 Snow Chief Stakes and Real Good Deal Stakes. All three of his stakes wins came in races named for some of the fnest horses produced in California. Snow Chief won the 1986 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) en route to an Eclipse Award as champion 3-year-old male and was a three-time Cal-bred Horse of the Year. Crystal Water was voted Calbred Horse of the Year, in 1976-77, and won such races as the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I). Real Good Deal came along before the advent of the Cal-bred championships but earned nearly $300,000 with such wins as the Hollywood Derby.


Golden State SerieS

Campanile Stakes / Silky Sullivan Stakes

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Assuming command in the frst few jumps, Magic Spot led throughout the one-mile turf contest, one of two Golden State Series races on the card. She opened a comfortable lead on the backstretch before holding of Chati’s On Top and Global Rule to score by a half-length. George Yager, who races under the nom-de-course BG Stables, campaigns Magic Spot in partnership with victorious trainer Hector Palma. Te latter acquired Sweet Spot, Magic Spot’s dam, on a buying trip to the Tattersalls sales in 2006. Sweet Spot was a 3-year-old at the time and, in 10 starts in England and Ireland, had won once over eight furlongs. By Irish star Generous, she traces to (third dam) Pass a Glance, grade I-placed in the U.S. and also the third dam of French stars Hernando and Johann Quatz. Sweet Spot brought 38,000 guineas for consignor Clunemore Lodge Stables. Imported to this country, she was campaigned for two years by Yager, Royalty Stable, Southern Comfort Stable, and Palma, winning once in 13 starts. Retired to the breeding shed, Sweet Spot has produced fve foals. Yager started by shuttling the mare between California and Kentucky, but her two foals born in California died young. In between came Magic Spot, who is by California sire Papa Clem and was foaled in Kentucky. 26

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agic Spot continued her unbeaten streak on turf when she captured the $94,000 Campanile Stakes for California-bred or -sired 3-year-old fllies at Golden Gate Fields on June 8. Magic Spot wins the Campanile Stakes for Cal-bred or -sired 3-year-old fillies at Golden Gate

“I probably goofed up,” Yager said, “not having Magic Spot as a full Cal-bred. But from now on, I will be leaving the mare in California all the time. I have a yearling colt from her by Papa Clem, and that mating, so far, has been a good one.” Yager indicated that additional visits to Papa Clem, a son of Smart Strike who stands at Legacy Ranch in Clements, Calif., for a fee of $6,500, were in the future. Magic Spot, one of 18 horses that Yager has at the track, improved her record to four wins and two thirds in eight starts, with all the wins coming on the turf. She has earned $179,060. Silky Sullivan StakeS

Two hours later Richard Kritzski’s Awesome Return came from well back to earn the nod in a blanket fnish in the $100,210 Silky Sullivan Stakes, also at one mile on grass and for 3-year-olds in the Golden State Series. Te son of Decarchy hung another loss on Alert Bay and Patriots Rule, who had fnished behind him in third and second, respectively, six weeks earlier in the Snow Chief Stakes at Santa Anita. A homebred, Awesome Return is the frst foal out of the Mr. Broad Blade mare

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Awesome Broad, who placed fve times in 16 starts over four years. She is a daughter of seven-time winner Chile Missouri and a half sister to the winning gelding Read the Red. Kritzski has campaigned horses in partnership for a number of years and is co-breeder of winner Gallant Charm (by Decarchy) out of another Mr. Broad Blade mare, Charm N Broad. Te broodmare sire was a graded stakes winner on grass in Northern California. Awesome Return is one of 10 stakes winners for his sire, a Distant View half brother to Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Empire Maker based at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, Calif., where his fee is $3,000. Decarchy was a graded stakes winner on the Golden Gate turf as a 5-year-old. Te win increased Awesome Return’s record to three wins in seven starts and earnings of $258,108. After the Silky Sullivan, trainer Mike Puype was very optimistic about the colt’s future, saying, “He’s a young horse that’s developing and getting better. He’s defnitely a horse for open races. I’m thinking about an allowance race for him and then the Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT).”


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PROFILE

RichaRd KRiTzsKi By Emily ShiEldS

T AN EXCELLENT RETURN

hree days after Awesome Broad dropped a bay son of Decarchy at Magali Farms, farm manager Tom Hudson turned to breeder Richard Kritzski and proclaimed, “We’ve got a stakes winner here.” Hudson’s declaration has already come true, as Kritzski’s Awesome Return is now a dual stakes winner. He is also another page in the story of Kritzski’s rise through Toroughbred ownership, which started as recently as 1999 and has since been a bit of a whirlwind.

Kritzski’s close friend Gary Brown can take the majority of the credit for getting Kritzski involved in the sport. In 1998 Brown was campaigning a handsome 2-year-old son of Broad Brush, Mr. Broad Blade, who broke his maiden stylishly by three lengths at Hollywood Park Nov. 29. As happens with most fashy juveniles winning over a route of ground, the victory thrust Mr. Broad Blade onto the Triple Crown trail. Kritzski joined Brown for that ride and became involved with his frst racehorse. Mr. Broad Blade defeated eventual Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner

Charismatic in a Santa Anita allowance event Jan. 16, then fnished fourth in back-to-back stakes attempts, starting with the $106,500 Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) followed by the $61,075 Pirate Cove Stakes on the grass. From there, injury knocked Mr. Broad Blade out of the Triple Crown picture entirely. In between Mr. Broad Blade’s injury and his return to the races, after which he won the $100,000 Ascot Handicap at Bay Meadows, Kritzski got involved in the breeding end of the game. Brown sold him the fve-time winning Fuzzbuster

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Richard Kritzski’s Awesome Return wins the Snow Chief Stakes at Santa Anita

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mare Stardust Serenade, who had been racing while in foal to Video Ranger. Te resulting foal, Rangerette, never started, but Kritzski was not deterred. From there, his number of horses only grew. After fnishing third in the $317,000 San Fernando Breeders’ Cup Stakes (gr. II), Mr. Broad Blade retired with three wins and four placings in 12 starts for earnings of $191,724. Kritzski stands the 18-year-old stallion at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, Calif., for $1,000. He set about acquiring a small group of mares to support the stallion, some on his own and some in partnership with Brown and others. One of the mares Kritzski added to his broodmare band was Zeanne, a California-bred daughter of Trail City— Timely Six, by Saratoga Six. She frst produced the winning Lit de Justice colt L’Il Charlie Rose, who scored by 41⁄4 lengths in a Fairplex Park maiden claiming event Sept. 16, 2009. Zeanne is also the dam of the Mr. Broad Blade mare Shezabigbroad, who broke her maiden in her debut March 11, 2011, at Santa Anita. Along with both Gary and Arlene Brown, Kritzski campaigned Awesome Broad, a daughter of Mr. Broad Blade—Chile Missouri, by Little Missouri. She earned $49,648 with fve placings in 16 starts. Cal-bred Awesome Return is her frst foal, and, as Hudson noted, he made an impression immediately. “He told me, ‘Tat’s a nice baby right there,’ ” Kritzski recalled. “He stayed at Magali for his early training before going to the track.” Awesome Return entered

Kritzski, right, celebrates Awesome Return’s victory in the winner’s circle with jockey Joe Talamo and, below, with trainer Mike Puype

the barn of Mike Puype, who conditioned him to a ffthplace fnish in his debut Oct. 12, 2013, on the dirt at Santa Anita Park. With experience under his belt and a switch to the grass, Awesome Return broke his maiden at Betfair Hollywood Park Dec. 13, despite a slow start. Awesome Return returned to Santa Anita for his third start and stakes debut, the $250,750 California Cup Derby Jan. 25. Awesome Return fnished fourth, beaten 13 lengths by eventual Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Preakness Stakes (both gr. I) hero California Chrome. Finishing second and third ahead of Awesome Return that day were grade 1 winner Tamarando and stakes winner Life Is a Joy.

Puype sent Awesome Return back to the turf, where he fnished third and then second by a mere nose in consecutive allowance races. He then tried the revamped Snow Chief Stakes, which had previously been contested over Hollywood Park’s synthetic main track. After that iconic track closed, the race was moved to Santa Anita and switched to the grass for the frst time. Awesome Return relished the change and outran his 4-1 odds to score by three-quarters of a length under jockey Joe Talamo. Tey defeated Patriots Rule, Alert Bay, and Tamarando in the 11⁄8-mile event, stopping the clock in 1:48.88. Kritzski called the win “pretty awesome” and set his charge out to accomplish the double completed by 2013 Snow Chief Stakes winner Surfcup, who took the Silky Sullivan Stakes in his subsequent start. Te $100,210 Silky Sullivan was run on the grass at Golden Gate Fields June 8, and Awesome Return made quick work of the one-mile contest. Before the race Kritzski thought, “It was a good feld, and I knew it www.ctba.com

wouldn’t be an easy race. But I also knew they would have to run their best race to beat my horse.” Around the far turn Awesome Return was caught in trafc behind rivals, but Talamo shifted him through a hole going into the stretch and pointed the colt for the wire. “As soon as Joe put him in the opening, I knew he would get there,” Kritzski said. “He knows where the wire is.” Awesome Return charged hard to beat Alert Bay by a head on the wire, fnishing the race in 1:36.03. He increased his earnings to $258,108 with three wins, a second, and a third in seven starts. He will now point for an allowance event during the upcoming Del Mar Toroughbred Club meeting. Kritzski, who has been a California Toroughbred Breeders Association member since 1999, lives and works in Santa Monica. He has been a sales manager at Santa Monica BMW for 33 years, but he continues to be actively involved in the sport with seven horses in his name. He currently owns two broodmares, which he boards at Magali Farms. Zeanne is currently in foal to Good Journey. Awesome Broad has a Coil flly at her side and is back in foal to Decarchy. Awesome Broad’s 2-year-old daughter by Olmodavor, named Oltimate Broad, is in training at Magali but is expected at the track soon. In Awesome Return, Kritzski says he has found a horse that can “fnally take me further than where I started.” Te sophomore colt’s chief summer goal is the $300,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) Aug. 31.

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Winners May 21, 2014 – June 18, 2014

3-Year-Olds & Up Affirmative—Same Ol' Love: Warren's Jen Fizz (30-10), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 6/6, 1mi (T), 1:37.19, $33,600. Affirmative—June Again: Warrenscrystalized (30-10), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 6/14, about 6 1/2f, 1:14.34, $33,600. Awesome Gambler—Angel Face: Awesomette (26-7), m, 5 yo, Les Bois Park, MSW, 5/21, 5f, 1:1.23, $3,000. Awesome Gambler—Run Kitty Run: This Cat's Awesome (26-7), g, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 5/22, 6f, 1:11.98, $13,800. Bedford Falls—Favorite Gift: Myaggieisawildcat (10-6), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 6/14, 1mi (T), 1:38.40, $7,800. Benchmark—Desert Violet: Keith's Dessert (71-31), g, 3 yo, Northlands Park, MCL, 5/31, 6f, 1:14.67, $4,500. Benchmark—Morell's Love: Salah Champ (71-31), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 6/14, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:43.46, $23,400. Cyclotron—Moana Loa: Cyclometer (12-4), h, 6 yo, Santa Anita Park, STK, Los Angeles S. (gr. III ), 5/26, 6f, 1:9.02, $60,000. Decarchy—Mariah Reyna: El Tovar (74-30), h, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 6/7, about 6 1/2f, 1:14.03, $33,600. Decarchy—Awesome Broad: Awesome Return (74-30), c, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STK, Silky Sullivan S., 6/8, 1mi (T), 1:36.03, $57,000. Decarchy—Pippette: Omar Little (74-30), g, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 6/12, 5 1/2f, 1:4.52, $11,400. Decarchy—Halley's Field: Star Field (74-30), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 6/15, 1mi (T), 1:37.31, $23,400. Decarchy—Scuffle: Toosmartbyhalf (74-30), r, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 6/15, 1 1/16mi, 1:48.45, $3,850. Desert Code—Xtrapleasure: Code of Pleasure (15-4), c, 3 yo, Canterbury Park, MCL, 6/1, 6f, 1:13.11, $6,300. Fullbridled—Dixiegrace: Full Dancer (9-6), g, 5 yo, Churchill Downs, ALW, 5/23, 1 1/16mi, 1:43.99, $25,500. Game Plan—Lady Claire: Lady's Plan (28-9), m, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 5/31, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:44.18, $23,400. Globalize—Lighten Up Rule: Global Rule (28-11), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 5/23, 1mi (T), 1:38.87, $20,280. Good Journey—Three Gifts: Giant Journey (49-24), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 5/23, 5 1/2f, 1:5.96, $4,950. Good Journey—Peggys Orchid: Peg's Journey (49-24), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 5/24, 6 1/2f, 1:18.78, $18,600. Good Journey—Cantina's Rose: Durango Flier (49-24), c, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 5/24, 1mi (T), 1:37.47, $33,600. Good Journey—A Tip of the Coin: The Grans (49-24), m, 6 yo, Canterbury Park, MSW, 6/5, 7 1/2f (T), 1:32.25, $16,200. Good Journey—Cantina's Rose: Kathleen Rose (49-24), f, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 6/5, 1mi (T), 1:35.33, $50,700. Good Journey—Jen's New Chapter: Jennyway U Want It (49-24), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 6/6, 1mi (T), 1:38.22, $33,600. Good Journey—Book'em Babe: Babe's Journey (49-24), g, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 6/8, 6f, 1:10.50, $33,600. Good Journey—Key Lime Pie: Coconut Cream Pie (49-24), f, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 6/13, 6 1/2f, 1:17.59, $13,800. Grazen—Lady Sax: Stand by Your Man (4-2), c, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 6/1, 6f, 1:11.73, $7,800.

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

Lucky J. H.—La Maitresse (IRE): A Little Luckier (14-5), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 5/26, 1mi (T), 1:37.93, $7,800. Lucky J. H.—La Maitresse (IRE): A Little Luckier (14-5), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 6/8, 1mi (T), 1:37.18, $11,220. Lucky Pulpit—Chocolate Meeting: Pulpit's Express (47-18), g, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 5/26, 1mi (T), 1:33.98, $34,800. Lucky Pulpit—Coastal Skimming: Sea Preacher (47-18), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 6/12, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:45.32, $12,240. Marino Marini—Red Hair Lady: Marshal Marini (54-21), g, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 5/24, 1mi (T), 1:37.50, $23,400. Marino Marini—Iza Bay: La Mano Nera (54-21), g, 5 yo, Canterbury Park, AOC, 5/31, 5 1/2f, 1:4.80, $18,000. Marino Marini—Faxene: Marino's Wild Cat (54-21), g, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 6/7, 6f, 1:10.40, $23,400. Marino Marini—Violet Brook: Rebecca's Surprise (54-21), f, 4 yo, Parx Racing, AOC, 6/10, 1mi 70yd, 1:42.79, $27,600. Marino Marini—Petite Motion: Scooter in Motion (54-21), c, 4 yo, Les Bois Park, MSW, 6/11, 5f, 57.71, $3,000. McCann's Mojave—Maison Lennart: Little Prince (28-14), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 5/24, 6f, 1:11.76, $4,400. McCann's Mojave—Go Jaylo: Go Mojave Go (28-14), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 6/7, 5 1/2f, 1:4.03, $12,240. McCann's Mojave—Ghazi's Lass: Yahoo Tahoe (28-14), c, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 6/7, 6f, 1:10.95, $12,240. Ministers Wild Cat—Mrs. Began: Whine for Wine (88-34), g, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 5/31, 6f, 1:10.02, $34,800. Ministers Wild Cat—Natural Route: Kitten in the Wild (88-34), f, 4 yo, Les Bois Park, MSW, 6/4, 5f, 58.88, $3,000. Old Topper—Ms Zenna: Now and Zen (56-26), g, 8 yo, Lone Star Park, AOC, 5/22, 7f, 1:23.53, $12,420. Old Topper—Smooth Customer: I Feel Free (56-26), g, 5 yo, Lethbridge, ALW, 6/8, 7f, 1:30.25, $1,696. Old Topper—Freedom of Port: Freedom Belle (56-26), m, 5 yo, Les Bois Park, MSW, 6/11, 5f, 58.48, $3,000. Onebadshark—Wild Shenanigans: Chicsdigtheshark (12-5), g, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 6/7, 1mi, 1:36.66, $45,240. Sea of Secrets—Celestial Risk: Sea John's Spirit (46-18), m, 6 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 5/22, 6f, 1:10.39, $34,800. Sea of Secrets—Rocky Roan: Captain Salt (46-18), g, 5 yo, Hastings Racecourse, MCL, 5/25, 6 1/2f, 1:19.33, $4,560. Southern Image—Excess Beauty: Excess Charm (66-24), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 6/14, 5 1/2f, 1:5.78, $4,400. Square Eddie—Moonfest: Malfeasance (21-7), c, 3 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 5/31, 4 1/2f, 52.57, $3,535. Square Eddie—Pirate's Legacy: Square Jimmer (21-7), g, 3 yo, Emerald Downs, WMC, 6/7, 6f, 1:10.24, $4,909. Stormy Jack—Always in Command: Stormy Commandress (38-12), m, 5 yo, Fairmount Park, MCL, 6/17, 6f, 1:13.80, $3,240. Surf Cat—Super Interco: My Rainbow Bridge (22-10), g, 4 yo, Les Bois Park, MSW, 5/24, 5f, 59.70, $3,000. Surf Cat—Brite Betty: Betty Bing Bing (22-10), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 5/25, 6f, 1:12.08, $11,400. Swiss Yodeler—Lots of Stingers: Swiss Ski (73-29), g, 10 yo, Assiniboia Downs, WCL, 5/23, 5 1/2f, 1:6.00, $3,900.

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Swiss Yodeler—High Peaks: Swiss Peak (73-29), f, 4 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 5/31, 4 1/2f, 52.82, $3,535. Swiss Yodeler—Top of Our Game: Kana Flavor (73-29), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 6/13, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:46.18, $20,280. Tannersmyman—Adarlyn Cat: Curly Girly (32-15), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 6/6, 5 1/2f, 1:4.64, $12,240. Tannersmyman—Spring Vacation: Newport Red (32-15), c, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 6/15, 7f, 1:24.97, $11,400. Terrell—Revenante: Two Trees (42-21), f, 4 yo, Hastings Racecourse, MCL, 5/24, 6 1/2f, 1:21.46, $4,560. Time to Get Even—La Nativa: Full Moon Princess (15-4), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 6/8, 1mi (T), 1:39.04, $7,800. Tizbud—Summer Jersey: Soi Phet (40-15), g, 6 yo, Santa Anita Park, SHP, 6/8, 1mi (T), 1:34.84, $20,160. Trapper—Wager On Nikki: Crush On You (11-5), f, 3 yo, Emerald Downs, MCL, 5/30, 1mi, 1:38.71, $3,025. Tribal Rule—Rio Tejo: Tribal Waters (144-63), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 5/24, 5 1/2f, 1:4.89, $20,280. Tribal Rule—Pippette: Grumpy Small Mouth (144-63), g, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 5/25, 5f (T), 56.84, $23,400. Tribal Rule—Roses 'n Rainbows: Land of the Free (144-63), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 6/1, 6f, 1:11.53, $4,400. Tribal Rule—Atomic Number: Atomic Rule (144-63), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 6/5, 1mi, 1:40.51, $23,400. Tribal Rule—Bluegrass Belle: Backwoods Belle (144-63), m, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 6/6, 5f (T), 57.29, $23,400. Tribal Rule—Exquisite Love: Love Rules All (144-63), g, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 6/12, about 6 1/2f, 1:12.28, $34,800. Unusual Heat—Trapunto: Heat Trap (95-38), m, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, ALW, 5/23, about 6 1/2f, 1:13.72, $45,240. Unusual Heat—Wild Tickle: Tickle Again (95-38), m, 6 yo, Lone Star Park, ALW, 6/7, 1mi (T), 1:35.90, $12,240. Unusual Heat—True Melody: Know Plans (95-38), g, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 6/7, 1mi (T), 1:36.20, $18,600. Unusual Heat—Miss Alphie: Unusual Heatwave (95-38), h, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, STK, Crystal Water S., 6/8, 1mi (T), 1:34.17, $60,000. Unusual Heat—Short Call: Short Heat Wave (95-38), g, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 6/12, 1mi, 1:37.16, $33,600. Vronsky—Vicki's Mandate: Sky Forever (34-9), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 6/12, 5f, 59.10, $4,950.

2-Year-Olds Atticus—Royal Woodman: Atta' Boy Woody (27-9), c, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 6/13, 5f, 58.84, $33,600. Blazonry—Extreme Spice: Blazing Spice (11-4), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 6/6, 4 1/2f, 53.67, $20,280. Brave Cat—Tiz Madison: Line Leader (3-1), f, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 6/12, 5f, 59.47, $33,600. The Pamplemousse—Border Fire: Big Swag (2-1), g, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 5/30, 4 1/2f, 52.23, $33,600. Papa Clem—Inspiration Within: Inspired Illusion (23-11), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 6/5, 4 1/2f, 54.40, $9,000. Roi Charmant—Marty's Zee: Mahorney (7-1), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 6/7, 4 1/2f, 53.87, $20,280.


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California lifetime leading earners (thru June 18, 2014) HorSe Name

Tiznow, 97 h by Cee’s Tizzy Best Pal, 88 g by Habitony (IRE) Lava Man, 01 g by Slew City Slew California Chrome, 11 c by Lucky Pulpit Snow Chief, 83 h by Reflected Glory Bertrando, 89 h by Skywalker Free House, 94 h by Smokester General Challenge, 96 g by General Meeting Budroyale, 93 g by Cee’s Tizzy Thor’s Echo, 02 g by Swiss Yodeler Nostalgia’s Star, 82 h by Nostalgia Acclamation, 06 h by Unusual Heat Amazombie, 06 g by Northern Afleet Native Desert, 93 g by Desert Classic Flying Continental, 86 h by Flying Paster Big Jag, 93 g by Kleven Grey Memo, 97 h by Memo (CHI) Proud Tower Too, 02 h by Proud Irish Bold Chieftain, 03 h by Chief Seattle Brother Derek, 03 h by Benchmark The Usual Q. T., 06 g by Unusual Heat McCann’s Mojave, 00 h by Memo (CHI) Dancing in Silks, 05 g by Black Minnaloushe Super Diamond, 80 h by Pass the Glass Men’s Exclusive, 93 g by Exclusive Ribot Moscow Burning, 00 m by Moscow Ballet Continental Red, 96 g by Flying Continental Fran’s Valentine, 82 m by Saros (GB) Unusual Suspect, 04 h by Unusual Heat Brown Bess, 82 m by *Petrone Idiot Proof, 04 h by Benchmark California Flag, 04 g by Avenue of Flags Silveyville, 78 h by *Petrone Full Moon Madness, 95 g by Half a Year Gourmet Girl, 95 m by Cee’s Tizzy Cavonnier, 93 g by Batonnier Ancient Title, 70 h by Gummo Nashoba’s Key, 03 m by Silver Hawk Juno Pentagon, 93 h by Red Ransom Texcess, 02 g by In Excess (IRE) Evening Jewel, 07 m by Northern Afleet Dream of Summer, 99 m by Siberian Summer King Glorious, 86 h by Naevus Cacoethes, 86 h by Alydar Luthier Fever, 91 h by Mt. Livermore Lazy Slusan, 95 m by Slewvescent Valentine Dancer, 00 m by In Excess (IRE) Richter Scale, 94 h by Habitony (IRE) Somethinaboutlaura, 02 m by Dance Floor Flying Paster, 76 h by Gummo Sky Jack, 96 g by Jaklin Klugman Excessivepleasure, 00 g by In Excess (IRE) Greg’s Gold, 01 g by Lake George Megan’s Interco, 89 g by Interco Echo Eddie, 97 g by Restless Con Fali Time, 81 h by Faliraki (IRE)

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2 4 5 0 5 2 3 1 2 6 13 6 6 17 10 3 10 2 4 3 5 0 4 5 4 4 16 5 7 6 2 2 8 15 10 2 9 0 2 3 2 3 0 3 6 10 5 0 4 2 2 2 2 0 3 2

$6,427,830 $5,668,245 $5,268,706 $3,532,650 $3,383,210 $3,185,610 $3,178,971 $2,877,178 $2,840,810 $2,461,490 $2,154,827 $1,958,048 $1,920,378 $1,828,177 $1,815,938 $1,800,329 $1,736,683 $1,735,572 $1,683,181 $1,611,138 $1,531,240 $1,513,565 $1,500,401 $1,469,233 $1,451,126 $1,417,800 $1,383,788 $1,375,465 $1,361,522 $1,300,920 $1,294,484 $1,288,825 $1,282,880 $1,256,098 $1,255,373 $1,254,165 $1,252,791 $1,252,090 $1,239,897 $1,235,335 $1,221,399 $1,191,150 $1,175,650 $1,169,064 $1,160,852 $1,150,410 $1,144,126 $1,139,958 $1,129,365 $1,127,460 $1,115,127 $1,081,615 $1,067,923 $1,062,465 $1,044,354 $1,033,179

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Health

Blister Beetle

Poisoning in Horses By HeatHer SmitH tHomaS

Dr. John Reagor, Veterinary Toxicologist Emeritus (Texas A&M Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory) worked with blister beetle poisonings for 40 years. “During the early 1970’s when we frst started working with a chemist in the diagnostic lab, one of the frst problems we tackled was blister beetle poisoning. Tere was no good way to diagnose it at that time. We did a lot of work on blister beetles 34

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lister beetle poisoning has probably been occurring for as long as horses have been fed alfalfa hay, but was not identifed until a herd of horses in Oklahoma became ill in 1969 and many of them died. Te owner sought help from Oklahoma State University to fnd the cause of the mysterious deaths, and the lethal toxin cantharidin was discovered (from dead blister beetles in the hay being fed). Since then, these lethal beetles have been found in all regions (but primarily the Southwest) where alfalfa hay is grown.

To avoid blister beetle poisoning, examine the hay before you feed it to your horses

and found ways to determine cantharidin levels. Improved diagnostic methods were developed,” he said. “Blister beetles are most numerous in a year following a drought,” said Reagor. Grasshopper populations are higher during a dry year (they don’t survive as well in wet conditions), and the blister beetle larvae feed on grasshopper eggs. In dry years the grasshopper populations are high, enabling a bumper crop of blister beetles to thrive through the winter. Irrigated alfalfa felds in western states are often adjacent to drier pastures or rangelands where there are lots of grasshoppers.

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Blister beetles are fying insects that feed on blossoms, especially the blooms of tomatoes, potatoes, soybeans, and alfalfa. Blister beetles have one generation a year. Egg clusters are deposited in the ground during summer. One female can lay 10,000 eggs. Within two weeks the eggs hatch, and tiny larvae migrate around in the ground searching for grasshopper egg pods. Within a month the larvae go through three more stages and develop a thick skin, enabling them to withstand cold weather. Tey remain in this stage seven months. When favorable moisture and temperature conditions return in late


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spring, the fnal immature stage (pupa) develops. Te new adults emerge in June (sometimes a little earlier or later depending on the region and climate) to feed on alfalfa blooms. If an abundance of grasshopper eggs were laid, blister beetle larvae thrive, and greater numbers survive. If a swarm of beetles are feeding on blooms when the hay is cut, some are killed by the swather or mower and end up in the hay. “Te frst cutting of alfalfa, which some horse owners don’t like because it tends to have more grass and weeds, almost never contains blister beetles,” said Reagor. Te frst crop is generally cut and baled ahead of when blister beetles emerge. “Tere are many species of blister beetles, but only a few of them cause problems—the dangerous ones are the species that travel and feed in swarms, feeding on pollen in alfalfa blooms. If there are a lot of blister beetles in a certain area, the hay can be cut pre-bloom to avoid beetles in the hay,” he said. When purchasing hay, it’s wise to examine a few bales to see if the alfalfa has blooms. “Even though there is a lot more risk for blister beetles if the alfalfa has bloomed, 99% of that hay won’t have blister beetles in it. Te beetles travel in a swarm together and will only be in one area in that hayfeld. If there are beetles in the hay, they will end up in just a few bales, rather than throughout the bales from that feld,” he explained. A person might feed nearly all the bales from that feld without a problem and then suddenly fnd some bales loaded with dead beetles. If you don’t see the beetles and don’t discard those bales or fakes of hay, you could end up with dead horses. “Years ago, before we had cantharidin assays, we searched through a lot of alfalfa bales looking for blister beetles—tearing bales apart and looking at the hay. I’ve opened up some bales and found that one end of the bale was perfectly safe, with no blister beetles, and by the time I got to the other end, those fakes were just full of beetles,” he said. Te beetles will be very concentrated in the hay; if you fnd one you will usually fnd many.

Blister beetles come in many different colors

All blister beetles contain cantharidin. People used to think that certain kinds of beetles were more poisonous than others, but all species contain this toxin. Te difference is that some species fy in swarms and there will be many beetles in the hay from that part of the feld, versus a single beetle here and there.

Two species (of blister beetles) cause us most of the problems. Tese are the three-striped blister beetles. Te two species look alike and they have similar concentration of cantharidin.” — Dr. John Reagor

“I doubt if any of the solitary beetles have ever fatally poisoned a horse. None of them have enough cantharidin to be that toxic. Te problem occurs when the horse consumes multiple beetles. Also, there is a great variation in size of diferent kinds of blister beetles, as well as variation in the concentration of cantharidin, and it’s not uniform through a given species,” explained Reagor. “When the beetles frst emerge as adults, only the males have cantharidin in their bodies. But once they copulate and the female becomes gravid (developing fertilized eggs), the male passes cantharidin to the female. Tus, any gravid female contains cantharidin, just like the male beetles. Tus there are some timing

factors regarding life cycle of the blister beetle that can have an afect on the concentrations of cantharidin in their bodies. I’ve seen it run from zero to eight or 10% of their body weight on a dry matter basis. Most of them are typically around one to two percent cantharidin, and these cause us problems with horses,” he said. “Horse owners often ask how many blister beetles it takes to poison a horse. It’s highly variable, depending on the cantharidin concentration and size of the beetles. Some of them, even though they feed on alfalfa blooms and are gregarious, are extremely small. Others—even though they are not as common or widespread—are very large. Some species can be less than one-quarter inch in length and others are over an inch long,” he said. If a large beetle has very much cantharidin, it doesn’t take very many beetles to cause a problem, whereas it may take more of the smaller beetles to poison a horse. Blister beetles come in many diferent colors—striped, spotted, black, and gray. “Two species cause us most of the problems. Tese are the three-striped blister beetles. Te light stripes are yellowish, with darker brown for the dark stripes. Te two species look alike, and they are very similar in their habits--swarming, feeding on alfalfa blooms—and they have similar concentration of cantharidin,” said Reagor. “Typically the Southwest has had most of the blister beetle poisoning problems. But today alfalfa hay is shipped all over the country, and blister beetles may end up anywhere. Tere is a tiny black beetle that lives in Pennsylvania, but we’ve only seen a few poisoning cases from that particular beetle because it is so small that it takes a tremendous number of them to cause problems,” he added. To avoid poisoning, look at the hay before you feed it. “Even if there are blooms in the hay, you can prevent poisoning if you diligently check the hay. Inspect both sides of every fake before you feed it. Once you learn what a blister beetle looks like (the shape is the same—regardless of size or color), you can recognize them and sort them out, and prevent a toxicity problem in horses,” said Reagor. “We have had hundreds of insects sent to us for identifcation—picked out of the

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Health hay and sent in for us to check. Tey were defnitely blister beetles, but those people found them and didn’t feed that fake of hay, and didn’t have any problems,” he said. Te chances are that if you fnd one beetle, you will fnd many. “You need to fake that hay of and inspect every fake. You should discard any part of the bale that has beetles,” Reagor said.

THOSE DREADED BEETLES ■ Areas of the United States where striped BliSTer BeeTleS have been reported

SignS of poiSoning

Cantharidin is a severe irritant, damaging external and internal body tissues. If a beetle walks across a human hand it leaves a string of tiny blisters that if broken burn painfully. When a horse eats a beetle, the lining of the digestive tract becomes blistered. Action of digestion ruptures the blisters, causing sores and ulcers, and extensive tissue damage. Te pain causes colic; the horse goes of feed and is usually treated for colic. Blister beetle poisoning may not be suspected until several horses become sick from eating the hay. Tissue damage in the gut causes shock, dehydration, and death. Te stomach lining may slough away. Lesions may be found in intestines and other internal organs, such as liver or kidneys. Te chemical is just as potent when taken from a poisoned horse’s urine or manure as when extracted from a live beetle; it does not break down. As the poison is absorbed, the horse’s temperature rises due to massive infammation throughout the body, and his gums become purple due to circulatory failure. He may have a foul body odor, caused by failure of the kidneys to remove the ofending substance from the bloodstream. “In the literature, we read that cantharidin poisoning causes blistering of the nose, mouth, and the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat, but if there are blisters on the nose and in the mouth, this animal was exposed to live insects—rather than eating dead beetles in hay. We see some blister beetle poisoning when the beetles swarm to barn or stable lights at night and crawl all over the feed and troughs. Tose horses have blisters on their noses and in their mouths. Typically the frst lesion you see from eating beetles in hay will be in the esophagus and stomach—farther down,” said Reagor. 36

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A horse will show signs of colic and painful urination—from blistering in the gut and in the bladder. “Te cantharidin absorbed in the body is eliminated in urine and that’s why there are changes in the urinary tract—bladder, urethra, and ureter. Te typical sign that confrms blister beetle poisoning is a horse that is

All blister beetles contain cantharidin, a severe irritant damaging external and internal body tissues.” feeling bad, with colic, passing frequent small amounts of urine. Te cantharidin is burning the urinary tract and the horse is eliminating just a few squirts of urine at a time,” he said. If a horse owner suspects blister beetle poisoning, it’s important to start treatment immediately. “If it’s a mild case and treatment is started quickly, some of these horses can be saved,” he said.

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Te main problem is that often the true cause of colic is not recognized in time. Valuable time may be lost while the horse is being treated for spasmodic colic or undergoing surgery for a suspected twisted gut. Mineral oil may hasten elimination of stomach contents that include the beetles, but the toxin may continue to blister the gut on the way through, in spite of the soothing and lubricating efect of oil. Treatment is mainly aimed at alleviating shock and providing good supportive care. Te best treatment is replenishing fuids and electrolytes intravenously, to help keep the horse from going into shock and to keep the kidneys working. Pain can be minimized with drugs. Early recognition and aggressive therapy may save a horse. If heart rate and respiration are still elevated after several days, however, prognosis is poor. Even if the horse survives, he may be impaired. A horse can live with 75% of the kidneys nonfunctioning and still be clinically normal, but this impairment becomes serious in times of stress.


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Breeder

Starts

Wins

Stakes Wins

Perry Martin & Steve Coburn Tommy Town Thoroughbreds Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams Harris Farms Terry C. Lovingier Benjamin C. Warren Nick Alexander Donald R. Dizney Pam & Martin Wygod Old English Rancho Ballena Vista Farm Dahlberg Farms J. Paul Reddam Alex Paszkeicz Thomas W. Bachman B&B Zietz Stables, Inc. Richard Allen Kritzski Madeline Auerbach Bruce Headley, Irwin Molasky & Andrew Molasky Thomas Newton Bell & Ross John McLeod Liberty Road Stables Larry Mabee Oak Hill Farm Lee Searing & Susan Searing Dr. & Mrs. William T. Gray DVM Daehling Ranch Madeline Auerbach & Barry Abrams Ed Delaney Applebite Farms Gary Barber Joseph A. Duffel Carol A. Lingenfelter Donald Valpredo Eagle Oak Ranch Y-Lo Racing Stables Herman Sarkowsky & Martin J. Wygod Rod Rodriguez & Lorraine Rodriguez Dinesh Maniar Joseph T. Alvarez III Ren-Mar Thoroughbreds Inc Desperado Stables Mr. & Mrs. Larry Williams Michael Wellman & Cory Wellman Pamela C. Ziebarth Barbara Kelly Kenneth Heidt & Janice Heidt Dorine Lanza & John R. Lanza Legacy Ranch Joe F. Parker Revocable Trust of Dr. Mikel C. Harrington and Patricia O. Harrington Joseph P. Morey Jr. Revocable Trust Chance Rollins & Paige Schvaneveldt Abrams & Team Green Hidden Meadows Farm Pete Fer Nick Cafarchia

6 330 115 193 288 219 95 32 100 85 26 54 79 36 23 13 5 28 9 5 47 19 21 57 16 56 34 30 73 16 59 16 38 20 19 23 51 109 5 4 30 17 9 15 16 5 4 46 5 33 47 14 5 8 11 33

5 46 17 30 28 21 18 6 17 12 2 8 10 6 6 4 2 5 3 3 10 5 5 9 2 9 5 6 10 5 9 5 4 7 4 2 8 13 2 2 8 3 2 3 7 2 3 9 2 4 6 4 1 2 3 8

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California Chrome ($3,317,800) Whine for Wine ($90,560) Tamarando ($190,000) Velvet Mesquite ($99,956) Pay the Debt ($60,720) Warren’s Jen Fizz ($52,890) Luscious Lonna ($65,840) Rovenna ($306,800) Major Truth ($55,948) Twenty Hawks ($48,933) Big Macher ($245,000) Patriots Rule ($103,430) Frensham ($56,550) Pepper Crown ($136,683) Unusual Way ($103,600) Kathleen Rose ($142,990) Awesome Return ($230,148) Mega Heat ($101,430) Cyclometer ($146,450) Alert Bay ($213,500) Red Outlaw ($84,000) Storm Fighter ($115,308) Sagebrush Queen ($152,920) Wake Up Nick ($33,600) Weewinnin ($137,500) Sing and Tell ($80,652) Heat Flash ($124,740) Susans Express ($110,500) Jet Warrior ($33,200) Tribal Spy ($141,030) Atomic Rule ($73,020) Wonderful Lie ($94,040) Do Some Magic ($56,000) G. G. Ryder ($133,980) Harlington’s Rose ($103,900) Omega Star ($75,920) Halo Dolly ($93,160) Cheezy Breezy ($27,608) Stoney Fleece ($132,950) Dancingtothestars ($132,250) Loveintheshadows ($53,966) Atta’ Boy Woody ($33,600) Well Measured ($67,200) Ambitious Brew ($105,240) Full Dancer ($66,950) Summer Hit ($114,714) Magic Mark ($113,890) Papa’s Tango L R ($27,120) Our Pure Creation ($109,870) Better Bet ($52,990) Curly Girly ($32,260) Chicsdigtheshark ($102,000) Lakerville ($106,370) A Toast to You ($103,990) Sea John’s Spirit ($91,600) Royal Weekend ($21,000)

Earnings

$3,317,800 $1,024,615 $698,723 $647,466 $569,561 $492,034 $464,025 $372,856 $354,688 $314,906 $285,325 $282,011 $276,531 $269,227 $249,840 $238,023 $230,148 $222,350 $216,050 $213,500 $208,063 $196,638 $186,729 $186,340 $180,751 $179,553 $176,496 $174,420 $168,146 $162,816 $157,993 $155,901 $151,627 $151,565 $142,896 $139,875 $137,592 $133,539 $132,950 $132,250 $123,756 $119,169 $118,199 $116,742 $116,051 $114,714 $113,890 $112,773 $109,870 $109,737 $108,455 $108,364 $106,370 $104,315 $102,735 $101,592


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

2014 Leading sires in CaLiFOrnia by MOney wOn

(MiniMUM 10 rUnners) Sire

Races Rnrs Won

Earnings/ Runner

Earned

Sire

1 Lucky Pulpit,2001, by Pulpit

Rnrs

Strts

Races Won

47

174

28

$3,859,676

Earned

1 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

47

28 $3,859,676

$82,121

2 * Tribal Rule,1996, by Storm Cat

146

509

97

$2,297,560

2 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

18

16

$444,495

$24,694

3 Unusual Heat,1990, by Nureyev

95

375

53

$1,994,777

3 Bedford Falls, 2003, by Forestry

10

10

$229,522

$22,952

4 Decarchy,1997, by Distant View

74

269

45

$1,264,001

4 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

12

5

$263,460

$21,955

5 Kafwain,2000, by Cherokee Run

70

305

47

$1,107,491

5 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

95

53 $1,994,777

$20,998

6 # Eddington,2001, by Unbridled

88

332

48

$1,087,836

6 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev

57

42 $1,059,897

$18,595

7 † Benchmark,1991, by Alydar

75

296

47

$1,081,135

$18,548

8 Good Journey,1996, by Nureyev

57

234

42

$1,059,897

9 * Bertrando,1989, by Skywalker

76

280

37

$1,027,073

10 Ministers Wild Cat,2000, by Deputy Minister 88

346

49

$996,207

11 Southern Image,2000, by Halo’s Image

70

260

36

$843,301

12 Old Topper,1995, by Gilded Time

56

218

36

$673,332

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

49

182

26

$645,136

14 Vronsky,1999, by Danzig

34

127

15

$630,617

7 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig 8 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

34 15

15 7

$630,617 $263,083

$17,539

9 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

74

45 $1,264,001

$17,081

10 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

23

15

$369,247

$16,054

11 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

70

47 $1,107,491

$15,821

146

97 $2,297,560

$15,737

13 † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

75

47 $1,081,135

$14,415

15 Swiss Yodeler,1994, by Eastern Echo

74

298

41

$603,028

14 Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West

10

5

$135,852

$13,585

16 Marino Marini,2000, by Storm Cat

56

217

33

$602,224

15 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

27

22

$365,719

$13,545

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

46

164

28

$552,831

16 * Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

76

37 $1,027,073

$13,514

18 Stormin Fever,1994, by Storm Cat

56

217

26

$519,390

17 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

21

7

$283,791

$13,514

19 Peppered Cat,2000, by Tabasco Cat

18

100

16

$444,495

18 Onebadshark, 2000, by Diligence

12

11

$159,561

$13,297

20 Tizbud,1999, by Cee’s Tizzy

40

150

21

$409,065

44

205

38

$405,682

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

19 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 49

26

$645,136

$13,166

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

20 # Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

48 $1,087,836

$12,362

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

49

211

22

$392,978

23 Papa Clem,2006, by Smart Strike

23

90

15

$369,247

24 Dixie Chatter,2005, by Dixie Union

27

101

22

$365,719

25 * Salt Lake,1989, by Deputy Minister

33

128

27

$362,921

26 * Terrell,2000, by Distorted Humor

42

197

25

$356,616

27 Affirmative,1999, by Unbridled

30

121

11

$339,235

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

Rnrs Strts Wnrs Wins

Earned

1 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

73 215

24

29 $1,416,962

28 Sea of Secrets,1995, by Storm Cat

47

193

26

$330,780

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

49

95

13

15

$836,519

29 * Cindago,2003, by Indian Charlie

30

106

15

$315,710

3 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

38

84

11

14

$799,822

30 Globalize,1997, by Summer Squall

28

92

15

$314,276

4 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev

33 105

11

15

$740,143

31 † Beau Genius,1985, by Bold Ruckus

8

30

6

$289,834

5 † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

16

44

6

9

$337,906

32 Square Eddie,2006, by Smart Strike

21

67

7

$283,791

6 * In Excess (IRE), 1987-13, by Siberian Express 12

32

4

7

$301,218

33 Freespool,1996, by Geiger Counter

25

94

18

$270,745

$266,592

34 Cyclotron,2000, by Grand Slam

12

41

5

$263,460

$262,732

35 Tannersmyman,1998, by Lord Carson

32

137

22

$263,200

$219,904

36 Comic Strip,1995, by Red Ransom

15

67

7

$263,083

$194,003

37 * McCann’s Mojave,2000, by Memo (CHI)

28

107

22

$257,256

38 Surf Cat,2002, by Sir Cat

23

92

12

$252,250

39 Atticus,1992, by Nureyev

27

99

11

$245,297

40 Bedford Falls,2003, by Forestry

10

40

10

$229,522

41 * Perfect Mandate,1996, by Gone West

27

107

15

$218,756

7 * Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker.

28

8 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 19 9 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike 10 # Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

9 27

57 44 21 39

5 7 3 5

6 8 7 5

11 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

15

31

3

4

$184,069

12 Affirmative, 1999, by Unbridled

18

43

4

4

$183,564

8

13

2

2

$167,111

18

25

2

3

$150,917

15 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

8

20

3

3

$141,645

16 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

10

19

2

2

17 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 15

35

3

18 * Terrell, 2000, by Distorted Humor

15

36

19 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

19

20 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

10

13 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom 14 Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy

42 Fullbridled,2001, by Unbridled’s Song

9

30

10

$215,730

43 Awesome Gambler,2004, by Coronado’s Quest26

109

7

$200,447

$140,270

44 • Formal Gold,1993, by Black Tie Affair (IRE) 35

148

15

$195,522

4

$133,374

45 Skimming,1996, by Nureyev

98

17

$193,020

6

6

$123,903

46 Stormy Jack,1997, by Bertrando

37

141

12

$186,875

34

3

3

$122,922

47 • Souvenir Copy,1995, by Mr. Prospector

30

105

9

$176,574

22

4

4

$118,927

48 Suances (GB),1997, by Most Welcome (GB)

21

92

9

$168,705

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The statistics shown here are compiled by The Jockey Club Information Systems (TJCIS). While every effort is made to prevent errors and omissions, California Thoroughbred cannot guarantee their complete and total accuracy. A dagger (†) indicates that a stallion has been pensioned, an asterisk (*) that he has died, a dot (•) that he is now standing elsewhere, a number sign (#) that he did not stand in California in 2013 but is standing in the state in 2014, a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2014 but will stand in the state in 2015. Freshman sires are highlighted in bold text. Statistics cover racing in North America (U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico), England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) only. Racing statistics through May 20, 2014.

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

Sire

Races Rnrs Won

Sire

Earned

Median

Races Won

Earned

146

64

97 $2,297,560

95

38

53 $1,994,777

# Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

88

38

48 $1,087,836

75

34

47 $1,081,135

88

34

49

6 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

70

32

47 $1,107,491

$8,833

7 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

74

30

45 $1,264,001

$8,530

8 Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo

74

29

41

9 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev

57

28

42 $1,059,897

76

28

37 $1,027,073

27

22

$365,719 $12,320

2 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

18

16

$444,495 $12,308

3 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

95

53 $1,994,777 $11,170

4 Bedford Falls, 2003, by Forestry

10

10

$229,522 $11,025

5 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

23

15

$369,247

6 * Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie

30

15

$315,710

7 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev

57

42 $1,059,897

8 Trapper, 2000, by Iron Cat

11

5

$82,117

$8,405

$9,000

4 † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

$996,207

$603,028

9 Tough Game, 1999, by Mr. Greeley

10

8

$105,089

$8,332

10 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

15

7

$263,083

$8,146

11 Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

56

26

36

$673,332

11 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

47

28 $3,859,676

$7,376

12 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

70

25

36

$843,301

12 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

15

$131,102

$7,294

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

44

22

38

$405,682

97 $2,297,560

$7,121

14 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

56

21

33

$602,224

* In Excess (IRE), 1987-13, by Siberian Express 46

4

* Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

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

146

14 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

21

7

$283,791

$6,970

21

28

$552,831

15 Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

56

36

$673,332

$6,911

16 * Terrell, 2000, by Distorted Humor

42

20

25

$356,616

16 Prime Timber, 1996, by Sultry Song

13

6

$101,981

$6,892

17 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

47

18

28 $3,859,676

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

$6,832

56

18

26

$519,390

49

26

$645,136

18 • Memo (CHI), 1987, by Mocito Guapo (ARG) 12

11

$118,745 $6,826

47

18

26

$330,780

19 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

74

45 $1,264,001

$6,820

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

49

17

26

$645,136

20 # Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

88

48 $1,087,836

$6,764

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

49

16

22

$392,978

2014 Leading sires in CaLiFOrnia by average earnings per sTarT Sire

Rnrs

Srts

Earned

Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat

2014 Leading sires in CaLiFOrnia by nUMber OF raCes wOn

(MiniMUM 50 sTarTs)

Earnings/ Start

Sire

Rnrs

Srts

Races Won

Earned

1 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit.

47

174 $3,859,676

$22,182

146

509

97

$2,297,560

2 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

95

375 $1,994,777

$5,319

2 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

95

375

53

$1,994,777

3 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

34

127

$4,965

3 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

88

346

49

$996,207

$630,617

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

4 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

74

269 $1,264,001

$4,699

4 # Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

88

332

48

$1,087,836

5 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev

57

234 $1,059,897

$4,529

5 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

70

305

47

$1,107,491

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

146

509 $2,297,560

$4,514

† Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

75

296

47

$1,081,135

7 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

18

100

$4,445

7 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

74

269

45

$1,264,001

$444,495

8 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

21

67

$283,791

$4,236

8 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev

57

234

42

$1,059,897

9 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

23

90

$369,247

$4,103

9 Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo

74

298

41

$603,028

10 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

15

67

$263,083

$3,927

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

44

205

38

$405,682

11 * Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

76

280 $1,027,073

$3,668

11 * Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

76

280

37

$1,027,073

12 Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

75

296 $1,081,135

$3,652

12 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

70

260

36

$843,301

13 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

70

305 $1,107,491

$3,631

Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

56

218

36

$673,332

14 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

27

101

$365,719

$3,621

14 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

56

217

33

$602,224

15 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 49

182

$645,136

$3,545

15 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

47

174

28

$3,859,676

* In Excess (IRE), 1987-13, by Siberian Express 46

$552,831

16 Globalize, 1997, by Summer Squall

40

Wnrs

2 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

1 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

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

Rnrs

28

92

$314,276

$3,416

164

28

17 * In Excess (IRE), 1987-13, by Siberian Express 46

164

$552,831

$3,371

17 * Salt Lake, 1989, by Deputy Minister

33

128

27

$362,921

18 # Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled.

88

332 $1,087,836

$3,277

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

49

182

26

$645,136

19 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

70

260

$843,301

$3,243

Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

56

217

26

$519,390

20 Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

56

218

$673,332

$3,089

Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat

47

193

26

$330,780

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

Stallion (Foreign Foaled), Year, Sire

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14

17 18 19

22

25 26 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

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

Crops

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

Avg. Named Size Foals

30 48 12. 52 20 49 16 59 61 16 57 9 54 73 60 61 21 35 14 17 25 30 45 28 11 32 7 11 56 32 17 17 40 46 18 56 30 41 24 22 23 38 29 11 18 40 17 27 8 22

149 666 59 990 137 437 81 1063 551 268 340 83 706 435 715 485 150 106 86 52 227 118 271 526 135 452 107 79 734 416 117 116 323 509 177 112 60 288 119 291 181 456 429 148 313 80 168 318 77 259

Runners

Winners

2YO Winners

Stakes Winners

Graded Stakes Winners

Progeny Earnings

AEI

Comp Index

76-51% 474-71% 18-31% 740-75% 71-52% 103-24% 49-60% 798-75% 400-73% 192-72% 258-76% 51-61% 528-75% 191-44% 505-71% 353-73% 98-65% 70-66% 54-63% 23-44% 181-80% 65-55% 206-76% 405-77% 105-78% 332-73% 69-64% 57-72% 559-76% 305-73% 84-72% 60-52% 222-69% 406-80% 122-69% 28-25% 18-30% 193-67% 51-43% 193-66% 131-72% 372-82% 318-74% 111-75% 211-67% 34-43% 117-70% 227-71% 50-65% 166-64%

55-37% 341-51% 15-25% 554-56% 40-29% 70-16% 33-41% 552-52% 276-50% 136-51% 194-57% 35-42% 405-57% 137-31% 356-50% 263-54% 60-40% 45-42% 31-36% 12-23% 145-64% 33-28% 148-55% 298-57% 75-56% 204-45% 40-37% 43-54% 399-54% 215-52% 69-59% 36-31% 152-47% 315-62% 75-42% 16-14% 9-15% 136-47% 41-34% 142-49% 89-49% 273-60% 250-58% 92-62% 137-44% 21-26% 84-50% 166-52% 33-43% 104-40%

23-15% 44- 7% 0- 0% 117-12% 6- 4% 9- 2% 8-10% 122-11% 98-18% 39-15% 52-15% 3- 4% 104-15% 35- 8% 110-15% 85-18% 9- 6% 18-17% 5- 6% 6-12% 29-13% 12-10% 35-13% 61-12% 16-12% 40- 9% 8- 7% 15-19% 160-22% 28- 7% 23-20% 4- 3% 39-12% 109-21% 11- 6% 11-10% 5- 8% 33-11% 9- 8% 46-16% 28-15% 75-16% 57-13% 8- 5% 28- 9% 10-13% 31-18% 37-12% 5- 6% 25-10%

5- 3% 44- 7% 2- 3% 63- 6% 5- 4% 9- 2% 2- 2% 60- 6% 36- 7% 10- 4% 6- 2% 4- 5% 41- 6% 8- 2% 31- 4% 21- 4% 5- 3% 4- 4% 2- 2% 1- 2% 5- 2% 2- 2% 15- 6% 30- 6% 4- 3% 14- 3% 3- 3% 2- 3% 29- 4% 14- 3% 16-14% 1- 1% 10- 3% 23- 5% 3- 2% 3- 3% 0- 0% 7- 2% 3- 3% 14- 5% 8- 4% 21- 5% 23- 5% 6- 4% 6- 2% 2- 3% 5- 3% 12- 4% 0- 0% 6- 2%

1- 1% 11- 2% 1- 2% 11- 1% 1- 1% 4- 1% 0- 0% 14- 1% 5- 1% 1- 0% 3- 1% 1- 1% 10- 1% 2- 0% 12- 2% 6- 1% 1- 1% 0- 0% 0- 0% 0- 0% 3- 1% 1- 1% 2- 1% 4- 1% 0- 0% 5- 1% 0- 0% 1- 1% 2- 0% 4- 1% 1- 1% 0- 0% 1- 0% 0- 0% 1- 1% 0- 0% 0- 0% 0- 0% 1- 1% 0- 0% 0- 0% 3- 1% 2- 0% 0- 0% 2- 1% 0- 0% 0- 0% 1- 0% 0- 0% 1- 0%

$7,412,889 $43,421,426 $1,323,437 $45,639,623 $4,120,863 $5,765,914 $2,040,061 $46,441,449 $21,918,523 $12,188,185 $13,299,677 $2,709,303 $31,037,601 $9,288,057 $27,817,268 $16,796,341 $3,987,029 $2,541,843 $2,047,186 $622,774 $9,745,394 $2,361,225 $9,570,642 $19,105,279 $5,556,964 $14,256,443 $3,017,140 $2,873,535 $26,474,881 $12,986,457 $3,854,641 $2,341,489 $9,696,377 $18,605,318 $7,376,329 $614,538 $390,548 $7,402,136 $2,513,500 $7,904,940 $5,274,259 $17,965,708 $13,379,190 $4,011,714 $6,616,139 $763,668 $4,357,913 $8,226,627 $1,671,105 $4,675,708

2.33 2.12 1.79 1.56 1.54 1.47 1.35 1.34 1.34 1.29 1.28 1.27 1.24 1.17 1.17 1.15 1.14 1.12 1.11 1.11 1.11 1.09 1.09 1.09 1.07 1.06 1.06 1.05 1.02 1.01 1.00 0.99 0.98 0.96 0.95 0.94 0.93 0.91 0.90 0.90 0.89 0.88 0.85 0.85 0.85 0.84 0.81 0.79 0.79 0.75

1.25 1.27 1.39 1.39 1.13 1.01 1.38 1.50 1.15 1.35 1.56 0.95 1.13 1.31 1.39 1.28 0.92 1.49 0.78 1.27 1.25 0.77 0.97 1.28 1.13 1.44 1.02 0.95 1.07 0.88 0.89 1.12 0.98 0.86 0.92 1.30 1.27 1.04 1.02 0.83 1.10 1.08 0.80 0.96 1.09 1.06 0.78 1.17 0.71 0.88

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

2014

REGIONAL RAcE mEEtINGs Oak Tree at Pleasanton, Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton

June 19-July 6

Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos

July 3-13

California State Fair (Cal Expo), Sacramento

July 10-20

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar

July 17-Sept. 3

Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa

July 21-Aug. 10

Humboldt County Fair, Ferndale

Aug. 13-24

Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley

Aug. 15-Sept. 14

Barretts Racing at Fairplex (tentatively at Los Alamitos)

Sept. 4-23

San Joaquin County Fair, Stockton

Sept. 19-28

Santa Anita Park, Arcadia

Sept. 25-Nov. 2

Fresno County Fair, Fresno

Oct. 1-13

Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley

Oct. 16-Dec. 21

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar

Nov. 5-Dec. 3

Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos

July – September 2014

JULY 20 Barretts Sales & Racing Paddock Sale at Del Mar of “Race Ready” Horses in Training (NomiNatioNs closed JuNe 4)

AUGUst 12 CTBA Northern California Yearling & Horses of Racing Age Sale (acceptiNg supplemeNtal eNtries uNtil day of sale)

OctOBER 6 Barretts Sales & Racing October Yearling Sale (NomiNatioNs closed april 18)

Dec. 4-21

LOS ALAMITOS

California-Bred/ California-Sired Stakes Races

REGIONAL sALE DAtEs

DEL MAR THOROUGHBRED CLUB

Tursday, July 3

Friday, July 18

Saturday, July 26

$100,000 Bertrando Stakes Tree-Year-Olds & Up 1 Mile

$100,000 CTBA Stakes Two-Year-Old Fillies 5 1/2 Furlongs

$200,000 Fleet Treat Stakes Tree-Year-Old Fillies 7 Furlongs

DEL MAR THOROUGHBRED CLUB

Sunday, July 27

Wednesday, July 30

Friday, August 1

$150,000 California Dreamin’ Handicap Tree-Year-Olds & Up 1 1/16 Miles (Turf)

$100,000 Graduation Stakes Two-Year-Olds 5 1/2 Furlongs

$100,000 Real Good Deal Stakes Two-Year-Olds 7 Furlongs

DEL MAR THOROUGHBRED CLUB

Sunday, August 17

Wednesday, August 27

Monday, September 1

$150,000 Solana Beach Handicap Tree-Year-Olds & Up, F & M 1 Mile (Turf)

$150,000 Generous Portion Stakes Two-Year-Old Fillies 6 Furlongs

$150,000 I’m Smokin Stakes Two-Year-Olds 6 Furlongs

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Stakes & Sales Dates

JULY/AUGUst

2014 REGIONAL stAKEs RAcEs Stakes (Grade)

Conditions

Distance

Added Value

JULY

Track

3 4 4 5 5 6 6 12 13 13 17 18 19 19 19 20 23 15 26 26 26 27 27 27 30

LA Pln LA Pln LA Pln LA LA LA LA Dmr Dmr Dmr Dmr Sac Dmr Dmr Dmr Dmr Dmr SR Dmr Dmr SR Dmr

Bertrando stakes OakTree Sprint American Flag Stakes Juan Gonzalez Memorial Stakes Los Alamitos Derby (Gr. II) Everett Nevin Stakes Cypress Stakes Great Lady M Stakes (Gr. II) Cinderella Stakes Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes Oceanside Stakes ctBA stakes Osunitas Stakes San Clemente Handicap (Gr. II) California Governor’s Cup Eddie Read Stakes (Gr. I) Wickerr Stakes Cougar II Handicap (Gr. III) Fleet treat stakes San Diego Handicap (Gr. II) Wine Country Stakes california Dreamin’ Handicap Bing Crosby Stakes (Gr. I) Luther Burbank Handicap Graduation stakes

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

1 m. 6 f. 1 1/16 m. 5 1/2 f. 1 1/8 m. 5 1/2 f. 1 1/16 m. 6 1/2 f. 6 f. 6 f. 1 m. (T) 5 1/2 f. 1 1/16 m. (T) 1 m. (T) 1 1/16 m. 1 1/8 m. (T) 1 m. (T) 1 1/2 m. 7 f. 1 1/16 m. 1 1/16 m. (T) 1 1/16 m. (t) 6 f. 1 1/16 m. (T) 5 1/2 f.

$100,000 $75,000 $75,000 $50,000 $500,000 $50,000 $75,000 $200,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $90,000 $200,000 $75,000 $300,000 $90,000 $100,000 $200,000 $200,000 $50,000 $150,000 $300,000 $50,000 $100,000

AUGUst

Date

1 2 2 3 3 6 8 8 9 9 10 10 13 15 16 17 17 22 23 24 24 24 24 27 29 30 30 31 31 31

Dmr Dmr SR Dmr SR Dmr Dmr SR Dmr SR Dmr SR Dmr Dmr Dmr Dmr Dmr Dmr Dmr Dmr Dmr Dmr Fer Dmr Dmr Dmr Dmr Dmr Dmr Dmr

Real Good Deal Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (Gr. I) Robert Dupret Derby Best Pal Stakes (Gr. II) Joseph T. Grace Handicap Sorrento Stakes (Gr. II) Daisycutter Handicap Wine Country Debutante La Jolla Handicap (Gr. III) Jess Jackson Owners’ Handicap John C. Mabee Stakes (Gr. II) Cavonnier Juvenile Stakes Green Flash Handicap Sandy Blue Handicap Del Mar Oaks (Gr. I) Rancho Bernardo Handicap (Gr. III) solana Beach Handicap CTT & TOC Handicap Del Mar Handicap (Gr. II) Pat O’Brien Stakes (Gr. II) Del Mar Mile (Gr. II) TVG Pacific Classic (Gr. I) C.J. Hindley Humbolt County Marathon Generous Portion stakes El Cajon Stakes Harry F. Brubaker Stakes Del Mar Debutante (Gr. I) Tranquility Lake Stakes Torrey Pines Stakes (Gr. III) Del Mar Derby (Gr. II)

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

7 f. 1 1/16 m. 1 1/16 m. (T) 6 1/2 f. 1 1/16 m. (T) 6 1/2 f. 5 f. (T) 6 f. 1 1/16 m. (T) 5 f. (T) 1 1/8 m. (T) 6 f. 5 f. (T) 1 m. (T) 1 1/8 m. (T) 6 1/2 f. 1 m. (t) 1 3/8 m. (T) 1 3/8 m. (T) 7 f. 1 m. (T) 1 1/4 m. 1 5/8 m. 6 f. 1 m. 1 m. 7 f. 1 m. 1 m. 1 1/8 m. (T)

$200,000 $300,000 $50,000 $200,000 $50,000 $200,000 $90,000 $50,000 $150,000 $50,000 $250,000 $50,000 $90,000 $90,000 $300,000 $150,000 $150,000 $90,000 $200,000 $250,000 $250,000 $1,000,000 $20,000 $150,000 $100,000 $90,000 $300,000 $90,000 $100,000 $300,000

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

ADVERTISERS Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders Assoc. ................................... 48

Cardiff, Suzanne, Pedigree Research .... 47

CTBA Website ......................................... 44

Cole Ranch............................................... 46

Daehling Ranch ....................................... 46

Backyard Race Horse .............................. 46

CTBA 14/15 Industry Directory .............. 42

Ballena Vista Farm ...............................OBC

CTBA Foal Advertorial ............................ 33

Dickson Podley Realtors (Jeannie Garr Roddy) .......................... 47

Black Sheep Equine Services ................. 46

CTBA Membership ................................. 13

Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services ...47

Cal-Bred Maiden Bonus Program .......... 37

CTBA Northern California Yearling Sale 23

Golden State Stakes Series .................... 26 Harris Farms ........................................... IFC Laurel Fowler Insurance Broker Inc. ....... 47 Lillian Nichols/Halters ............................. 47 Los Laureles Training and Equine Therapy ............................ 47 NTRA /John Deere.................................. 30 Premier Thoroughbreds ....................... IBC Robins Ranches-Nor Cal Horse Property Specialist ................... 46 Special T.Thoroughbreds Inc.................... 5 The Jockey Club Information Systems,Inc .......................................... 25 Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC .......... 3 West Coast Racing Colors/June Gee .... 46 WTBOA Summer Yearling & Mixed Sale .7 www.horselawyers.com ........................... 47

STALLIONS Desert Code .......................................... IFC Heatseeker (Ire) ..................................... IFC Hidden Blessing ...................................... 10 James Street ............................................ 11 Kafwain ....................................................... 3 Lightnin N Thunder ................................. 10 Lucky J. H. .............................................. IFC Lucky Pulpit ............................................ IFC Ministers Wild Cat ..................................... 3 Old Topper ................................................ 3 Thorn Song ............................................ IFC Tizbud .................................................... IFC Ultimate Eagle .....................................5 Unusual Heat ......................................... IFC Wolfcamp ................................................. 11

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