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REMEMBERING CEE’S TIZZY 1987-2015


From the EXECUTIVE CORNER DOUG BURGE CTBA PRESIDENT

Ring Out a Very Good Year

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he year 2015 proved to be a good one for the California Toroughbred industry. On the breeding front, the number of mares bred and resulting live foal crop increased for the second year in a row. Also, several promising young stallions have again been retired to stand stud in the state. Te strength of the breeding and racing program continues to provide the necessary incentives for people to invest in California. While every other state ofers purse and awards from alternative gaming, we continue to advance strictly on handle and demand for our product. With any progress and assistance from the state legislature with Internet poker, fantasy wagering, or sports wagering legislation, the future could be even brighter. In regards to the commercial sales markets, the demand for California-bred racing prospects also remains strong. Te yearling and 2-year-old sales held in both Northern and Southern California yielded very favorable results. Te longterm stability of these marketplaces are of concern and importance. Te CTBA will continue to monitor and work closely with Barretts and other stakeholders to ensure that proper outlets exist. As the demand for Cal-breds continues to be at record highs, it is vital that commercial

breeders have confdence in the California sales venues. In regards to racing, for the second consecutive year, California-breds have performed extremely well, winning nearly 20 graded stakes races through the frst 11 months. After California Chrome’s epic campaign in 2014, many Cal-breds followed in his footsteps, winning grade I races not only in state, but also at the prestigious Saratoga meet in New York. With ‘Chrome back in training, and many promising young Cal-breds winning restricted stakes and moving up the ladder, this trend should defnitely continue through the next year(s). Te other positive racing advancement has been the success in flling the numerous California-bred restricted races in Southern California. With less than half the foal crop from a decade ago, Calbred races are actually being ofered at a higher percentage rate. Many maiden special weight races have been split, and the total number of opportunities have increased over the past few years. As Calbreds make up more than 50% of the feld sizes statewide, these positive trends are extremely important to the overall health of California racing. As breeders continue to focus on quality, as well as quantity, the prospects for 2016 look as favorable as ever. Happy Holidays.

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DECEMBER 2015 VOLUME 141 / NO. 12 626.445.7800 or 1.800.573.CTBA (California residents only) www.CTBA.com The offcial magazine of California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, a non-proft corporation dedicated to the production of better Thoroughbred horses for better Thoroughbred racing, published by Blood-Horse, LLC. Opinions expressed in signed articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily refect policies of the CTBA or this magazine. Publication of any material originating herein is expressly forbidden without frst obtaining written permission from California Thoroughbred. All advertising copy is submitted subject to approval. We reserve the right to reject any copy that is misleading or that does not meet with the standards set by the publication. Acknowledgment: Statistics in this publicaton relating to results of races in North America are compiled by the Daily Racing Form. Charts by special arrangement with Daily Racing Form Inc., the copyright owners of said charts. Reproduction forbidden. OFFICERS

Contents

FEATURES

28 NEW STALLIONS

12 In Memoriam: Cee’s Tizzy

Te strong Cal-bred program attracts eight frst-year stallions and six relocated sires for the 2016 breeding season

24 California Connections Shine at Breeders’ Cup

CHAIRPERSON DONALD J. VALPREDO

44 Racetrack Jobs: Exercise Riders

VICE CHAIRPERSON HARRIS DAVID AUERBACH PRESIDENT DOUG BURGE TREASURER TIM COHEN

48 Riverside County Stallion Tour

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

54 Golden State Races at Del Mar COADY PHOTOGRAPHY

A D M I N I S T R AT I V E S TA F F CONTROLLER JASON SELLNOW SALES COORDINATOR/MEMBERSHIP CAL CUP COORDINATOR COOKIE HACKWORTH REGISTRAR/INCENTIVE PROGRAM MANAGER MARY ELLEN LOCKE ASSISTANT REGISTRAR DAWN GERBER

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18 CTBA Calendar 20 California Toroughbred Foundation

78 Lists of Leading Sires in California

88 Advertising Index

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76 Leading Breeders in California

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56 Uzziel Fires in Goldikova Stakes

CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED

COMING NEXT MONTH! Pedigrees of California-bred Horses of the Year

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BOISTEROUS GRADE 1-WINNING MILLIONAIRE AND THE ONLY SON OF DISTORTED HUMOR TO STAND IN CALIFORNIA

Boisterous won or placed in 15 Stakes - 14 Graded, earning $1,458,792 • • • • •

Won Grade 1 – Man O’ War Stakes by 2 ½ lengths Won Grade 2 – Monmouth Stakes beating G1 stakes winner BIG BLUE KITTEN Won G2 Red Smith (twice) Won G3 Fort Marcy Stakes beating G1 stakes winner DESERT BLANC Won G3 Knickerbocker Stakes (twice)

Out of the multiple graded stakes-placed mare EMANATING ($273,030) by COX’S RIDGE. EMANATING is a half sister to NYRA Mile Handicap (gr. I) winner GOLD FEVER (sire) By two time Champion sire, DISTORTED HUMOR, sire of 3 Champions and 50 Graded black type winners. 2016 fee: $5,000 LF For more information on private sales contact Mike Allen (805) 686-4337 5699 Happy Canyon Road, Santa Ynez CA 93460 E-mail: info@tommytownfarms.com / www.tommytownfarms.com


NewsBits CALIFORNIA CONNECTIONS SELL WELL IN KENTUCKY

Let Faith Arise

ton November sale, and the 5-year-old mare was sold in foal to Tapit. Taylor Made also consigned Cal-bred Spanish Queen to the Fasig-Tipton sale, where Haruya Yoshida bought her. Te 3-year-old daughter of Tribal Rule—Spanish Bunny, by Unusual Heat, won this year’s American Oaks (gr. IT) and Honeymoon Stakes (gr. IIT) and earned $423,600. Richard Baltas trained her for owner/breeders Jack Nakkashian, Harry Bederian, and Spanish Queen Harout Kamberlan. Go West Marie, a 4-year-old daughter of Stakes (gr. III) and earned a total of $168,490. Western Fame—Marie’s Rose, by Swiss Yodeler, Other mares with California connections sold at the Keeneland fall sale to Calumet Farm to sell at Keeneland included multiple graded for $180,000 from the Indian Creek consignstakes winner Brushed by a Star, a 7-year-old ment. Racing for Peter Redekop, Go West mare by California stallion Eddington and in Marie captured the 2015 Sunshine Millions foal to Speightstown, who brought $700,000 Filly and Mare Turf Sprint Stakes, Fran’s Valenfrom WinStar Farm. Cayllano, a stakes-wintine Stakes, and Irish O’Brien Stakes, and she ning daughter of California sire Bluegrass Cat, earned a total of $557,520. sold to Spendthrift Farm in foal to Cross Trafc Global Hottie brought $100,000 at Keenefor $120,000. land in foal to Midnight Lute. Te Hill ‘n’ Among the weanlings, a son of Graydar out Dale Sales Agency sold her to Brian Kahn. A of the grade I-winning Cal-bred mare Dream 4-year-old daughter of Dixie Chatter—Sonora of Summer sold for $135,000 to Town & Desert, by Desert God, Global Hottie raced Country Farm. A Ghostzapper colt out of Calfor Mike Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul bred stakes winner Sugarinthemorning brought Weitman. She placed in the 2015 Las Flores $125,000 from Short Street Stable.

Nick Coukos New TOC President Nick Coukos, formerly president of racing and corporate affairs at Ajax Downs in Canada, is the new president of the Thoroughbred Owners of California. He replaces Joe Morris, who accepted a position as senior vice president of West Coast operations for The Stronach Group. Ajax Downs is a Quarter Horse racetrack and slot facility near Toronto, Canada. Coukos had previously served as executive director of the Ontario division of the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and secretary-treasurer of the national HBPA. “We are very happy that Nick has accepted the position,” said Mike Pegram, TOC chairman. “With his strong fnancial acumen, proven track record building relationships with industry stakeholders, and broad understanding of the horse industry, he is well equipped to assure TOC’s continued leadership role in California.”

REGISTRATION DEADLINES Remember to register your California-bred/California-sired foals by Dec. 31 to take advantage of lower fees. Fees to register 2014 foals before Jan. 1 are $125 for CTBA members and $200 for non-members. After Jan. 1, the fee will be $750.

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Several horses with California connections brought good money at the fall mixed sales held in Kentucky during November. Let Faith Arise, by California stallion Kafwain, and California-bred Spanish Queen brought $2.1 million and $500,000, respectively, to top the group. Tom and Debi Stull’s Tommy Town Toroughbreds bred Let Faith Arise in Kentucky before they brought Kafwain to their California farm to stand. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer and out of the El Corredor mare Babe Hall, Let Faith Arise earned $488,240 and won the 2014 Santa Margarita Stakes (gr. I) and Adoration Stakes (gr. III). Taylor Made Sales Agency sold Let Faith Arise to Marie Jones at the Fasig-Tip-

CELEBRATE FORMER RACEHORSES AT CARMA SHOW Former Thoroughbred racehorses and other Thoroughbreds will compete in the Thoroughbred Holiday Classic Horse Show Dec. 12-13 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank. The California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) and the Siegel CARMA Foundation sponsor the show, which celebrates the athleticism, versatility, and spirit of Thoroughbreds. The December show adds a fun twist that has been a highlight of the show in years past. Jockeys and trainers will compete over jumps in a Calcutta Dec. 12 at approximately 6 p.m. The championship team for the past two years has signed up again: John Sadler, Kristen Mulhall, Janet Armstrong, and Matt Chew. Kayla Stra is putting a female jockey team together that includes Chantal Sutherland. The Thoroughbred Holiday Classic Horse Show supports aftercare organizations that transition Thoroughbreds from being racehorses into second careers. All proceeds from the show will directly beneft CARMA’s aftercare organizations.


MINISTERS WILD CAT Deputy Minister-Hollywood Wildcat, By Kris S. Fee: $5,000 LF

#4 Active California Sire by 2015 Winners First six crops to race have earned in excess of $12.5 Million, $1.5 in 2015 Sire of six 2015 Stakes performers including G3, Stakes-placed, multiple stakes winner, SINGING KITTY ($332,998) Xpressbet California Cup Oaks 1/24/15, Unzip Me Stakes 9/26/15 Santa Anita Park, 3rd place fnish in the G3 Autumn Miss Stakes, Santa Anita Park 10/17/15 MINISTERS WILD CAT has 33 Lifetime Stakes Horses, led by Graded Stakes winner DOINGHARDTIMEAGAIN ($734,304), winner of the G2 Hollywood Oaks and the G2 Great Lady M Stakes. Champion Stakes winner TIZ A MINISTER ($481,530), SHE’S ORDAINED ($469,650), $125,000 B. Thoughtful Stakes winner CURVY CAT ($386,055) and 4-time Stakes winner GOING FOR A SPIN ($388,404), BAILOUTTHEMINISTER ($242,154) and 3-time Stakes winner CASTINETTE DANCER ($219,164), etc. For more information on private sales contact Mike Allen (805) 686-4337 5699 Happy Canyon Road, Santa Ynez CA 93460 E-mail: info@tommytownfarms.com / www.tommytownfarms.com


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SIRES STAKES WINNERS OF

STALLION

IN EXCESS [IRE] (1987)† BERTRANDO (1989)† UNUSUAL HEAT (1990) TRIBAL RULE (1996) † BENCHMARK (1991) † STORMIN FEVER (1994) OLYMPIO (1988) † SWISS YODELER (1994) BLUEGRASS CAT (2003) GAME PLAN (1993) † OLD TOPPER (1995) KAFWAIN (2000) SEA OF SECRETS (1995) ROCKY BAR (1998) MINISTERS WILD CAT (2000) DECARCHY (1997) WESTERN FAME (1992) † ATTICUS (1992) SIBERIAN SUMMER (1989) † COMIC STRIP (1995) BIRDONTHEWIRE (1989) †

NAMED FOALS OF RACING AGE

SWs

1,046 1,137 718 676 752 783 547 778 661 443 537 563 489 150 310 350 315 470 427 335 294

64 61 50 42 42 32 30 29 28 25 24 22 21 19 18 15 15 14 14 14 11

† Indicates stallions who have died or have been retired from stud. ●Indicates stallions who have moved out of state but have California-bred 2-year-olds of this year. All sires will remain on the list until the year after their last foals are 2-year-olds.

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California breeder Terry Lovingier and the Northern California yearling sale put together their own trifecta in the third race at Santa Anita Oct. 22. Lovingier, a member of the California Toroughbred Breeders Association board of directors, bred the top three fnishers, who also went through the sale. Suavemente, a California-bred son of Grace Upon Grace—Air Force Woman, by Proud Irish, won the maiden claiming race for Cal-breds and California-sired runners. He sold for $50,000 at the 2014 sale. Star Express, an $18,000 purchase, ran second. He is by Bushwacker—Ballerina Angel, by Orientate. Dinner At Trani’s, a buy-back at the sale, fnished third and is a son of Awesome Gambler—Sobresaliente, by El Prado.

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

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A RARE TRIFECTA

CURRENT CALIFORNIA


KAFWAIN Cherokee Run – Swazi’s Moment, by Moment of Hope Fee: $5,000 LF

Ranked Among the Leading Sires in California Lifetime progeny earnings over $18.7 Million and the sire of 38 black type performers led by G1 winner and millionaire DAISY DEVINE ($1,095,892) and G1 Santa Margarita S. and G2 Adoration Stakes winner LET FAITH ARISE ($488,240), G1 placed G3 winner DON’T FORGET GIL ($370.737), G1 placed G3 winner MASSIVE DRAMA ($236,232), G3 Stakes winner RAGING DAOUST and THE PAMPLEMOUSSE 2015 Stakes performers include Watch the Curves KAFWAIN is the broodmare sire of 2015, G3 winners RIDE LIKE THE WIND and KISS THE DADDY For more information on private sales contact Mike Allen (805) 686-4337 5699 Happy Canyon Road, Santa Ynez CA 93460 E-mail: info@tommytownfarms.com / www.tommytownfarms.com


NewsBits

THIS MONTH IN

HISTORY

10 YEARS AGO

McHargue Named Chief Steward Former jockey and longtime steward Darrel McHargue has been named to the newly created position of chief steward by the California Horse Racing Board. His primary responsibility will be the daily supervision of all CHRB stewards. “We want to be as consistent as possible in the interpretation of CHRB rules throughout the state,” said Rick Baedeker, executive director of the CHRB. “As chief steward, Darrel will work with our stewards every day to achieve this goal.” Te Eclipse Award-winning jockey of 1978, McHargue rode such horses as champion John Henry and the crowd-pleasing Vigors. He has served as a California steward since 1990. He will meet regularly with California stewards to review flms and discuss and evaluate decisions, rulings, and other actions.

BORDONARO captured his frst graded stakes victory in the $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood Stakes (gr. III) at Hollywood Park Dec. 3, 2005. As the 2-1 second choice and ridden by Patrick Valenzuela, he stormed home by three lengths over Turnbolt in 1:08.11 for six furlongs. Bill Spawr trained the California-bred for owner/breeders Fred Carillo and Daniel Cassella. Foaled at Ridgeley Farm in Hemet, Bordonaro was a 4-year-old son of Memo—Miss Excitement, by Rajab. He eventually became a grade I winner and earned a total of $938,128.

25 YEARS AGO Diane and Harold Keith’s APOLLO won the $75,000 San Miguel Stakes at Santa Anita Dec. 28, 1990, the frst of two consecutive stakes victories. The California-bred son of Falstaff— Tumble Along, by Tumble Wind, then captured the California Breeders’ Champion Stakes the following month, also at Santa

Anita, to bring his record to four wins in four starts. He would go on to earn $354,475. Harold Keith bred Apollo in the name of his Eclipse Investment with Turf writer and bloodlines expert Leon Rasmussen. Apollo eventually sired several Thoroughbred stakes winners, but he excelled as the sire of racing Quarter Horses. His Quarter Horses have included champions Apollitical Time and Old Habits. Apollitical Time is the dam of Quarter Horse World Champion Apollitical Jess, now a major sire.

50 YEARS AGO Oklahoma Sen. Boyd Cowden bred horses in California, and he named one of his homebreds WINDY SENATOR. The Cal-bred colt won the Bay Meadows Juvenile Championship Dec. 18, 1965, taking the 11⁄16-mile race by a neck over Tragniew, with Fleet Host third. Alvaro Pineda piloted Windy Senator for trainer C.A. Comiskey. Windy Senator was a 2-year-old son of Prize Host—Chicago Miss, by Windy City II, and the hard-knocking horse ultimately started 67 times during his career.

GR.1 WINNER AT 2

1st Hopeful Stakes-Gr.1, 7f., by 5¾ lengths 1st Maiden, 6f., Saratoga by 10¼ lengths

RECORD BREAKER AT 3 1st Pat Day Mile Stakes-Gr.3, 8f., in record time 1st Tamarac Stakes, 7f., by 8¼ lengths

AN EXCEPTIONAL SON OF SUPER SAVER. COST $750,000 AS A 2YO. 6 • FOR 201 NEW • ASHFORD• ASHFORD • ASHFORD • • ASHFORD • ASHFORD • ASHFORD Fee: $12,500

• AMERICAN PHAROAH • COMPETITIVE EDGE • DECLARATION OF WAR • FUSAICHI PEGASUS • GIANT’S CAUSEWAY • LOOKIN AT LUCKY • • MAGICIAN • MUNNINGS • SCAT DADDY • SHANGHAI BOBBY • STAY THIRSTY • TALE OF THE CAT • UNCLE MO • VERRAZANO • Ashford Stud, P. O. Box 823, Versailles, Kentucky 40383, U.S.A. Contact: Aisling Duignan, Dermot Ryan, Charlie O’Connor, Adrian Wallace or Scott Calder.

Tel: 859-873-7088. Fax: 859-879-5756. E-mail: info@coolmore.com

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OLD TOPPER Gilded Time – Shy Trick, by Phone Trick Fee: $2,500 - LF

A Perennial Leading California Sire From 12 crops to race OLD TOPPER has in excess of $20.3 million in progeny earnings and is the sire of Champion two year old, SIERRA SWEETIE ($316,400), AIN’T NO OTHER ($658,290) and multiple stakes and G3 L.A. Women Stakes winner by 3 ¾ lengths, TOP KISSER ($407,100). 2015 stakes performers include CHATI’S ON TOP ($294,728) and 2 year-old stakes-placed Viviendo El Sueno (3RD in the I’m Smoking Stakes at Del Mar).

For more information on private sales contact Mike Allen (805) 686-4337 5699 Happy Canyon Road, Santa Ynez CA 93460 E-mail: info@tommytownfarms.com / www.tommytownfarms.com


NewsBits

Memoriam

Gimme Da Lute California-bred Gimme Da Lute, a 3-year-old multiple graded stakes winner, had to be euthanized following surgery to repair a fractured hind leg. Te surgery was successful, but co-owner Mike Pegram said the colt severely broke his leg coming out of recovery. Te initial injury occurred following a workout at Santa Anita Nov. 3. Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman bred and raced Gimme Da Lute, a son of Midnight Lute—Casino Gold, by Proud Citizen. Bob Bafert trained him for the partners, as he had the colt’s sire. Gimme Da Lute was in the middle of a very successful racing career. He won the Los Alamitos Derby (gr. II), Afrmed Stakes (gr. III), El Cajon Stakes, Real Good Deal Stakes, and Echo Eddie Stakes, all during 2015. Altogether, he started nine times, with six wins, one second, and two thirds, for earnings of $627,560.

Mixed Pleasure California-bred Mixed Pleasure, a descendant of Seabiscuit, died from complications, died from complications of colic at age 30 Oct. 26. He had been living at the Old Friends retirement facility in Georgetown, Ky. Bred by Celeste and David Anderson, Mixed Pleasure was a son of Sucha Pleasure—Sea I’m Lucky, by Windy Sea. Seabiscuit appears in his fourth generation as the sire of Sea Anemone, the dam of Windy Sea. On the track, Mixed Pleasure earned $140,175 and won fve of 22 races, including the 1987 Kindergarten Stakes at Golden Gate Fields and Ford Juvenile Stakes at Bay Meadows. Tat year he also fnished second in the Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes (gr. II) and third in the Balboa Stakes (gr. III) at Del Mar. Te next year he placed in the Carquinez Handicap at Solano. Mixed Pleasure, who stood at stud in Oregon, had been pensioned at Old Friends since 2012.

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Memoriam

Wallace Dollase Wallace Dollase, trainer of champions Itsallgreektome and Jewel Princess, died Oct. 31 in Louisville, Ky., at age 78 after a long illness. Dollase had been involved in many aspects of the Toroughbred business, having run Rio Vista Farm in Atascadero, Calif., with his family before turning to training full time. Wally and Cincy Dollase raised their children, Aimee, Carrie, Craig, and Michelle, at Rio Vista, a major California facility during the early 1980s. Today Craig Dollase trains in Southern California, Aimee is an assistant trainer to Tom Proctor, and Michelle is training at San Luis Rey Downs and has operated layup facilities in California and Kentucky. Rio Vista stood several stallions, including French-bred group II winner and group I-placed Boitron. Te stallion made history as one of the frst horses ever to live with an artifcial hind leg. Dollase constructed small paddocks and installed special equipment in the horse’s stall to help facilitate Boitron’s recovery. Te farm was also the retirement home for millionaire gelding Ancient Title, a two-time California-bred Horse of the Year and a member of the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame. Te family sold Rio Vista in 1989, and Dollase began his full-time training career. He trained the winners of 80 stakes that included 18 grade I victories. Itsallgreektome, champion turf horse of 1990, won such stakes as the 1990 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) and Hollywood Turf Cup Handicap (gr. IT). Jewel Princess won the 1996 Breeders’ Cup Distaf (gr. I) en route to her champion older mare title that season. Dollase’s other stakes winners included 1996 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) winner King of the Heap and A.P. Adventure, winner of the 2004 Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I). He also won the Travers Stakes (gr. I) twice, with Deputy Commander in 1997 and with Deputy Commander’s son Ten Most Wanted in 2003. After Dollase retired from training in 2006, he and Cincy moved to Kentucky. Altogether, Dollase won 522 races from 3,014 starts, with purse earnings of more than $37.7 million.

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In Memoriam

CEE’S TIZZY BY TRACY GANTZ

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t seemed like California would have Cee’s Tizzy forever. Te gray stallion thrived at Harris Farms in Coalinga and had made the farm his home since 1994. But old age eventually caught up with him, and California lost him Oct. 20. An excellent racehorse, Cee’s Tizzy became an even better sire. He will always be remembered as the sire of Horse of the Year Tiznow, the all-time-leading California-bred money-earner. But Cee’s Tizzy sired many other good horses, including Budroyale, Gourmet Girl, and Cost of Freedom. “It was very sad to lose our boy,” said Pam Ziebarth, the daughter of Cecilia Straub-Rubens, who raced Cee’s Tizzy. “It helps knowing he was always surrounded by the people that loved and adored him and provided him with the best of care and a wonderful long life.” Bred in Kentucky by the Lucy Ruspoli Racing Stable, Cee’s Tizzy was a son of Relaunch—Tizly, by Lyphard. His second dam was Tizna, who successfully carried 132 pounds in winning the 1976 San Gorgonio Handicap at Santa Anita. Paul Webber of the Curragh Bloodstock Agency bought Cee’s Tizzy for $72,000 as a yearling for Straub-Rubens, for whom he raced. In the span of 13 days at Del Mar in 1990, Cee’s Tizzy won at six furlongs in 1:07 4/5 and a mile in 1:33 2/5 for trainer John Russell. Michael Cooper, Straub-Rubens’ business manager and later a partner with her in Cee’s Stable, recalled Del Mar steward Pete Pedersen being so impressed by Cee’s Tizzy that he called Straub-Rubens to the phone in the winner’s circle. “Of course, we could only guess something was wrong,” said Cooper. “She went to the telephone, and Pete Pedersen said, ‘Cee, I’m going to have to give you a speeding ticket—what a marvelous horse you have.’ ” Cee’z Tizzy fnished third in that year’s Super Derby (gr. I) and was retired after sufering a carpal fracture in the race. Straub-Rubens decided to stand the horse at stud at Lakeview Toroughbred Farm in California, a fortuitous decision for her and the state’s breeding industry. Cee’s Tizzy sired Budroyale in his second crop and Tiznow four years later, both out of the

Cee’s Tizzy dazzled on the racetrack and later as a stallion, having sired the only horse—Tiznow—to win two Breeders’ Cup Classics

Seattle Song mare Cee’s Song. Te Cal-bred Horse of the Year and champion older male of 1999, Budroyale earned $2,840,810, was a multiple graded stakes winner, and fnished second in the 1999 Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I). His full brother, Tiznow, did even better. Twice Cal-bred Horse of the Year and the national Horse of the Year in 2000, Tiznow won the Breeders’ Cup Classic in 2000 and 2001, as well as the 2001 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) and several other graded stakes. He earned $6,427,830 and has gone on to be a phenomenal sire himself. Ziebarth’s homebred My Sweet Addiction, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Tiznow, won this year’s Vanity Handicap (gr. I). A leading sire in California multiple times, Cee’s Tizzy also sired Cal-breds Gourmet Girl and Cost of Freedom. Gourmet Girl, the Eclipse Award-winning champion older mare of 2001 and that year’s champion Cal-bred older mare, earned $1,255,373 while winning such races as the Vanity and Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I). Multiple graded stakes winner Cost of Freedom, champion Cal-bred sprinter of 2010, earned $1,018,799. “Cee’s Tizzy was an amazing gift from my mother, which has had such a huge impact on my family’s life,” said Ziebarth, “and was certainly the greatest reason I stayed involved with breeding and racing.”


JAMES STREET

BELLS OF IRELAND

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

Graded Stakes Winner Three Years Running, JAMES STREET won or placed in NINE GRADED STAKES and retired with earnings of $637,273. By Champion 2 Year Old EL PRADO – the proven sire of sires with KITTEN’S JOY, MEDAGLIA D’ORO (sire of RACHAEL ALEXANDRA, 2009 Preakness winning flly and 2009 Horse of the Year, MARKETING MIX and Cash Call Futurity winner VIOLENCE), and ARTIE SCHILLER, grandson of Classic winner SADDLERS WELLS & UNBRIDLED

Weanling Foaled 04/22/15 Filly By JAMES STREET Out of DANSEUSE VOLANTE By Danehill Dancer

LIGHTNIN N THUNDER Storm Cat-Things Change, by Stalwart Fee: $3,000 LF

CRIMSONED N CLOVER

Yearling Foaled 03/17/14 Filly By LIGHTNIN N THUNDER Out of LADY BISCAYNE by French Deputy

Colts Sold at Barretts March 2YO Sale for $400,000 & $120,000 Out of Grade I stakes winning STALWART mare THINGS CHANGE ($330,118), who is from the family of GI winner HARLAN. He is the sire of seven stakes winners and fve stakes-placed runners, including group I winner and two-time Korean champion BULPAE GISANG, and Graded stakes-placed CRIOLLA BONITA. Former #1 Stallion from both Massachusetts and Ohio regions. Progeny have earned more than $5 million with average earning per starter $40,447.


SEQUOYAH By A.P. Indy - Chilukki, by Cherokee Run Fee: $3,000 LF

By a champion out of a Champion By Horse of the year and Classic winner, A.P. INDY, sire of 11 champions, including BERNARDINI, MINESHAFT, RAGS TO RICHES, etc. Out of Eclipse Award Champion 2 Year Old Filly Multiple Graded Stakes Winner of $1,201,828 From 17 Starts has 11 frsts and three seconds including a 1 1/4 length win in the G1 Oak Leaf Stakes at Santa Anita, a six length victory in the G2 Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar, and fnished second in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies.

HIDDEN BLESSING Orientate-Fast ‘n Fleet, by Mr. Greeley Fee: $1,500 LF By champion sprinter ORIENTATE ($1,716,950). Out of Graded stakes-placed producer FAST ‘N FLEET. A half-brother to multiple graded stakes-placed Remand and Graded stakes winner KARA’S ORIENTATION. Retired from racing with a career of 7-4-10 and earnings of $178,030.

WOLFCAMP El Prado (Ire) – Bauhauser (Arg), by Numerous Fee: $3,000 LF Stakes-placed winner of $189,148, out of the multiple graded stakes-winning mare BAUHAUSER (ARG) A tenacious race horse from 24 starts had 7 wins 4 seconds and 3 thirds

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OFFICERS AND TRUSTEES PRESIDENT

Mrs. Jeanne L. Canty VICE-PRESIDENT

Gail Gregson TREASURER

James Murphy SECRETARY

Jane Goldstein

Gregory L. Ferraro, DVM Tracy Gantz

Foundation Loans Seabiscuit Trophies to California Museum Te Foundation has loaned three trophies won by Seabiscuit to the California Museum in Sacramento. Tey include the champion’s Pimlico Special trophy from 1938, a match race in which Seabiscuit defeated Triple Crown winner War Admiral. Te California Museum’s special exhibit is titled “California Chrome: A Race for the Dream” and explores that California-bred champion’s career. Among the items on display is California Chrome’s 2014 Kentucky Derby Trophy. Other highlights chronicle the state’s long association with the sport, including the nation’s oldest racetrack in Pleasanton built in 1858; Seabiscuit, a symbol of American hope during the Great Depression; and more. Although Seabiscuit raced from coast to coast, many of his victories occurred at Santa Anita, Hollywood Park, Del Mar, Tanforan, and Bay Meadows. Te Foundation has also loaned his Santa Anita Handicap and Hollywood Gold Cup trophies for the exhibit, which continues through September 2016. Te California Museum opened in 1998 through a unique partnership with the state of California as a private non-proft institution focused on California history and culture. Former California First Lady Maria Shriver worked with the museum to expand its vision and mission, and exhibitions continue to refect all aspects of California’s diverse population and culture.

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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 fve decades the CTF has sponsored numerous research and educational projects and awarded scholarships to veterinary students at U.C. Davis and Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona. Te Foundation maintains the Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library, one of the most extensive collections of equine literature found anywhere. Several generous donations of book collections and artwork form the core of the library, which is housed in the CTBA ofces in Arcadia. Among its 10,000 volumes are current veterinary publications, turf histories, sales catalogs, and books spanning a wide range of subjects from equine nutrition and care to fne arts. Te latest instructional videos also are available for viewing in the library. Te resources of the CTF’s Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library are available to the public for research and pleasure.

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

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California’s Leading Sire of 2015 Two-Year-Old Winners

U S RANGER Danzig – My Annette, by Red Ransom/ $3,000 LF

• Sire of SIXTEEN 2-year-old winners – TWELVE Maiden Special Winners, TEN frst/second start winners, 19 wins by a nearly 61 combined lengths. • Graded Stakes Sire in each of his frst two crops, sire of $250,000 Grade 3 Dixiana Bourbon SW LAWN RANGER ($211,304); $150,000 Grade 3 Arlington-Washington Futurity SW SOLITARY RANGER ($212,333); Austrailian Group 3 SW GET THE NOD. • Champion Miler by Sire of Sires DANZIG, o/o 3/4 sister to Leading Sire DYNAFORMER and half to dam of Eclipse Champion Sire OFFLEE WILD.

California Champion Two-Year-Old

ROUSING SERMON Lucky Pulpit – Rousing Again, by Awesome Again/ $2,000 LF • Ranked among the top nine Colts of his crop on the Experimental Free Handicap, 2nd by only a neck in the $750,000 Grade 1 CashCall Futurity beating DRILL (G1), HANDSOME MIKE (G2), BLINGO (G2), SKY KINGDOM (G3), etc. • Ran 1-2-3 in 20 of 36 career starts earning $821,571, winning and placing in 13 Stakes, incl. the $1,000,000 Grade 2 Louisiana Derby, $200,000 Grade 2 Robert B. Lewis S. and $150,000 Grade 3 Native Diver S. • Offers breeders an a++ truenicks rated pedigree as a grandson of Sire of Sires PULPIT and AWESOME AGAIN, o/o a half to millionaire CHINDI (G3, 111 Beyer).

Half-Brother to Grade 1 Winners BEHOLDER & INTO MISCHIEF

CURLIN TO MISCHIEF Curlin – Leslie’s Lady, by Tricky Creek/ $3,500 LF • Half-brother to two-time Eclipse Champion and two-time Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup SW BEHOLDER ($4,436,600, 114 Beyer), nine-time Grade 1 SW, incl. Grade 1 Pacifc Classic, Grade 1 Zenyatta S. (three times), etc. • Half-brother to Grade 1 CashCall Futurity SW INTO MISCHIEF (103 Beyer), sire of 13 SWs, incl. two-time Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup SW GOLDENCENTS, VICAR’S IN TROUBLE (G2), VYJACK (G2), MISS MISCHIEF (G2), etc. • By two-time Horse of the Year/Leading Sire CURLIN, sire of 24 SWs, incl. PALACE MALICE (G1), KEEN ICE (G1), CURALINA (G1), STELLAR WIND (G1), etc.

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

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Rancho San Miguel

2016 stallion roster

A Top Twelve Active Sires by 2015 Cal-Bred Earnings

MARINO MARINI Storm Cat – Halo America, by Waquoit/ $2,500 LF • Outstanding 2015 season with SIX Stakes performers including Record-setting Graded performer SWeeT Marini ($411,668), 1-2-3 in 10 of 14 starts incl. 1st $200,000 Fleet Treat S. by 4 3/4 lengths, 2014 NTR at LRC, 5 1/2F in 1:01.95, 2015 2nd in $200,000 Grade 2 Santa Monica S., placed in Grade 3 Rancho Bernardo H.); 2014 & 2015 SW Marino’S WiLD CaT ($271,388), 8 wins incl. $100,000 Harris Farm S. by 5 3/4 lengths and Lost In the Fog S. in 1:08.92; 2015 SW roCK n BUnnY and 2015 Stakes-placed winners SiLVer SenSaTion, Chocolate Caliente and Tip Top Lady.

• Sire of 12% Stakes Horses, including SHUDaCUDaWUDYa ($336,859); STarLiGHT MaGiC ($334,900); etc.

California’s #4 Juvenile Sire of 2015

SOUTHERN IMAGE Halo’s Image – Pleasant Dixie, by Dixieland Band/ $2,500 LF • Sire of 2015 undefeated Four-time SW SMoKeY iMaGe ($297,600), fve wins by a combined margin of victory of 18 1/2 lengths, incl. $200,000 Golden State Juvenile S., $150,000 I’m Smokin S. by 4+, Everett Nevin S. by 6+, and Cavonnier Juvenile S. by 2. • First two California-sired crops incl. SW BeTTer BeT ($306,372), on-the-board to CaLiFornia CHroMe 4-times, winner of the $200,000 Golden State Juvenile S. besting Grade 1 SW TaMaranDo; 2015 SPW image of Joplin; etc. • His frst crop, now matured to eight, has average earnings over $77,000 and has produced 11% $100K+ earners, like Grade 1 SW SoUTHern SpeeD ($2.9 Million); G1-placed CaLiBraCHoa (G3, $666,040); etc.

California’s Leading Second-Crop Sire of 2015

THE PAMPLEMOUSSE Kafwain – Comfort Zone, by Rubiano/ $2,500 LF • More than 13% Stakes Horses/Runners in 2015, incl. Thermodynamics ($98,370) – 2nd $200,000 Melair S., and Bullwinkle Babe – 2nd Arizona Oaks. • The #1 Freshman Sire outside of Kentucky in 2013, ranked among the Top Ten nationally with a seven yearling average over $53,000. • Yearling prices up to $160,000 & 2YO prices up to $105,000. • Won 3 of 5 starts, including the G3 Sham S. by 6L (107 Beyer) and G3 San Rafael S. at one mile. • Sire of $160,000 BarreTTS SaLeS ToppinG YearLinG in his First Crop!

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STORM WOLF Stormin Fever – Exclusive Rosette, by Ecliptical/ $1,500 LF • Graded SW full brother to G1-performing GSW MiSTY roSeTTe. • Won 3 of 5 starts, including the G2 Lazaro Barrera Memorial S. by 6L in 1:22 1/5. • Posted a 104 Beyer breaking his maiden at Santa Anita and a 101 Beyer winning an allowance there in 1:09 fat. • 2013 juvenile sold for $95,000 at the Barretts March sale. • Solid 71% winners/runners in frst two crops incl. three-time 2015 Canadian SW SWaYze roaD, 2015 Stakes-placed winner Vegas Bound, etc.

California’s Leading Freshman Sire

SLEW’S TIZNOW Tiznow – Hepatica, by Slewpy/ $2,500 LF • over 83% of his frst twelve starters hit the board in their FirSt tWo StartS! • First-crop winners incl. 3 3/4-length Del Mar Maiden Special winner TIZ LOVE, backto-back Golden Gate winner TRIBAL HEADDRESS, etc. • Won on dirt and synthetic, including Del Mar’s El Cajon S. at one mile by 3 lengths and Hollywood Park’s War Chant S. at 1 1/16 miles in a traCk reCord 1:40.34. • Saratoga maiden winner and 2nd in Keeneland’s G1 Breeders’ Futurity at two. • In his fnal start, posted a 102 Beyer in Hollywood Park’s G2 Californian S. • 1st Barretts 2yos sold for up to $92,000 – 36.8-times His Fee!

Pedigree Powerhouse – First Foals Arrive in 2016

NORTHERN CAUSEWAY Giant’s Causeway – Getaway Girl, by Silver Deputy/ $2,500 LF

• Graded Stakes-Winning son of Three-Time Leading Sire GianT’S CaUSeWaY, sire of 175 SWs, 308 SHs & earners of over $142 Million. • Out of a half-sister to Leading Sires GHoSTzapper and CiTY zip, the sires of 113 SWs, 204 SHs & earners of over $103 Million. • norTHern CaUSeWaY is a Graded Derby winner from the foundation family that produces Breeders’ Cup Classic & Kentucky Derby winners.

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


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California Connections at the Breeders’ Cup

Clockwise from top: Nyquist gets his fourth victory over Swipe in the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I); trainer Doug O’Neill celebrates the victory; owner J. Paul Reddam takes in the thrill of having his third Breeders’ Cup winner; jockey Mario Gutierrez (far left) in the winner’s circle with Zillah and Paul Reddam.

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MARK MAHAN CHAD HARMON

Above: California-based Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert works the crowd after Triple Crown winner American Pharoah’s dominating victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I). Below: American Pharoah is so laid back that Baffert regularly allows fans to approach and dote on the champion.

LAVA MAN

Multiple California champion Lava Man, now working as a track pony for Doug O’Neill, drew as many spectators as the Breeders’ Cup contenders. Far left, Lava Man on Keeneland’s main track with Reddam’s other Juvenile contender, Ralis.

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Rockport Harbor-Cassidy (Jolie’s Halo) By Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Rockport Harbor First Foals will be 2 yr. olds of 2016

Stormy Jack-Molly’s Prospector (Native Prospector) Multiple Graded Stakes Winner First foals will be 2 yr. olds of 2016

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BRAVE CAT

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Lionheart-Clever Squaw (Rahy) 5 Winners from 7 Starters earning $139,076

Danehill Dancer (Ire)-Colorful Cast (Ire) (Nashwan) Ranked among California’s Leading second crop sires.

$1000 LF

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A.P. Indy-Polish Nana (Polish Numbers) Stakes Winning Son of A.P. Indy First foals will be 2 Yr. Olds of 2016

Sky Mesa-Citiview (CitiDancer) Among California’s Leading Second Crop Sires

$1500 LF

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Perfect Mandate - Aloha Mangos (Bold Badgett) Stakes Winner of Six Races Among the leading First Crop California Sires

Bertrando-Toot Sweet (Pirates Bounty) Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Ranked among California’s Leading First Crop Sire

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BALANCE THE BOOKS both stakes horses. Te frst was Photo Shoot, a six-time winning son of Giant’s Causeway who fnished third in the $250,400 Presque Isle Mile Stakes. Te second was Balance the Books, who broke his maiden by a head in the $200,000 With Anticipation Stakes (gr. IIT) after a bumpy, six-wide trip rallying from last. Balance the Books then won the $150,000 Bourbon Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland by a nose, despite breaking in the air at the start, trailing early, and being forced out in deep stretch. Balance the Books was sent of as the sixth choice in the $909,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT), but his rally landed him third, beaten 11⁄2 lengths. He had a rough trip for the third consecutive time, steadying of of runners’ heels into the stretch.

CIRCUMFERENCE Circumference brings a wealth of pedigree and connections to his stud career. He will stand his frst season at Linda Madsen’s Milky Way Farm in Temecula for $3,000 as the property of a partnership. By Galileo, Circumference started just three times in France before an injury cut his racing career short. Bred in Ireland by Chelston Irelend, he raced for Michael Tabor, an associate of Coolmore, and was trained by Andre Fabre. Tabor also raced Circle of Life, the dam of Circumference, a daughter of Belong to Me. Circle of Life earned $268,925 during her racing career while trained by multiple Eclipse Award winner Todd Pletcher. She won the 1999 Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga and placed in the Ashland Stakes (gr. I), Matron Stakes (gr. I), and Schuylerville Stakes (gr. II).

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ADAM COGLIANESE/NYRA

A graded stakes winner at both Saratoga and Keeneland at 2, Balance the Books offers California breeders access to both Eastern precocity and an excellent pedigree. Balance the Books is one of only two sons of Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Lemon Drop Kid at stud in California. In addition to his Belmont score, Lemon Drop Kid also won the Travers Stakes (gr. I) at 3 and the Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II), Suburban Handicap (gr. II), Whitney Handicap (gr. I), and Woodward Stakes (gr. I) in consecutive races at 4. He was named the Eclipse Award champion older male in 2000. Balance the Books is out of the Japanese stakes horse Kreisleriana, a daughter of Seeking the Gold and four-time Irish champion Kooyonga. Kooyonga won four group I races in Ireland and Germany en route to earning over $1.4 million. Kreisleriana has produced two winners,

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Balance the Books briefy tried the 2013 Triple Crown trail, but after a sixth in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), he returned to grass, where he won the $100,000 Stroll Stakes at Saratoga. He was retired with three wins—all stakes— with a second and two thirds in nine starts for earnings of $404,596. He will stand at Rancho Hills Farm in San Diego for $5,000.

MILKY WAY FARM Circumference is a half brother to Circular Quay, also raced by Tabor and trained by Pletcher. Circular Quay captured the 2006 Hopeful Stakes (gr. I), 2007 Louisiana Derby (gr. II), and two other graded stakes en route to earnings of $1,505,434. He fnished second to champion Street Sense in the 2006 Bessemer Trust Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I). Circle of Life has also produced Te Roundhouse, who placed in four stakes, including the 2007 Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. II). Tis is the family of stakes winners Magic Circle, Ragged Edge, and Golden Reserve. Galileo stands at Coolmore Stud in Ireland. Te son of Sadler’s Wells was Europe’s champion 3-year-old in 2001, when he

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won the Vodafone Derby Stakes (Eng-I), Budweiser Irish Derby (Ire-I), and King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (Eng-I). His numerous group I winners include Frankel, Red Rocks, Magician, Ruler of Te World, Gleneagles, Was, Golden Lilac, and Cape Blanco. Galileo has been a champion sire six times.


CLUBHOUSE RIDE Multiple graded stakes winner Clubhouse Ride retired in April to Harris Farms in Coalinga, and he will stand his frst full season at stud for $2,500. Te durable colt made 10 starts at 2, breaking his maiden against open company at Del Mar and winning the $100,495 Barretts Juvenile Stakes by 21⁄4 lengths despite a rough start. Clubhouse Ride shipped to Louisiana for the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III), where he fnished third. He also fnished third in the $750,000 CashCall Futurity (gr. I). As a sophomore, Clubhouse Ride was second behind future Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) hero Tapizar in the $100,000 Sham Stakes (gr. III). He returned at 4 to make 12 starts, including a second in the $100,000 Daytona Stakes (gr. IIIT) and a third in the Governor’s Cup Handicap. At 5, Clubhouse Ride fnished second in both the $751,000 Santa Anita Hand-

HARRIS FARMS icap (gr. I) and the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic Stakes (gr. II) to Game On Dude before winning the $150,000 Californian Stakes (gr. II). He defended his title in that race at 6, rallying up the rail to score by a half-length. Clubhouse Ride won fve times, fnished second nine times, and had 10 thirds in 43 starts. His career earnings totaled $1,341,132. He won or placed in 15 stakes races and ran in 19 consecutive stakes from 2013 through 2015. He was a winner on dirt, turf, and synthetic surfaces. Clubhouse Ride’s sire is the brilliant Candy Ride, an undefeated grade I winner who has also sired standouts such as Shared Belief, Misremembered, Twirling Candy, and Sidney’s Candy. Clubhouse Ride’s dam, the Seeking the Gold mare Seeking Results, has produced two win© BENOIT PHOTO

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COGITO Te European stakes winner Cogito has joined the roster at Ocean Breeze Ranch, formerly known as Vessels Stallion Farm, in Bonsall. Bred in Virginia, Cogito broke his maiden frst out at Newmarket, then took the one-mile Heron Stakes at Sandown Park. He fnished second in France’s Prix Eugene Adam Grand Prix de Maisons-Lafftte (Fr-II) before returning to the United States and running fourth in the $400,000 Jamaica Handicap (gr. IT) at Belmont Park. In that efort Cogito fnished ahead of Pacifc Classic (gr. I) and Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) winner Dullahan. Of that efort Cogito contested the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park, where he fnished seventh

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ners from four foals to race, including seven-time winner Looking for Candy. Seeking Results is out of the winning Caerleon mare Immediate Impact, who is the dam of two-time grade I winner and $1,642,385-earner River Keen, as well as the Japanese stakes horse Taiki Impulse, an earner of $669,170. River Keen has sired 55% winners from starters, with progeny earnings of $1,589,282.

OCEAN BREEZE RANCH but was beaten less than fve lengths for the victory. Cogito retired with two wins and a second in 10 starts for earnings of $91,949. Cogito is by Giant’s Causeway, Europe’s Cartier Horse of the Year in 2000 and winner of six group I races. Te royally bred son of Storm Cat is the sire of millionaires such as Shamardal, Take Charge Brandi, Aragorn, Heatseeker, Imagining, Creative Cause, Cowboy Cal, and Carpe Diem. Despite his European ties, Cogito’s female family is prolifc in the Golden State. His dam, the Fappiano mare Ladies Cruise, is a Northern California stakes winner bred by John and Betty Mabee of Golden Eagle Farm fame. She went on

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to produce the three-time grade I-placed winner Transcendental and the English group III winner Admiral’s Cruise. Cogito was her fnal foal. Ladies Cruise is out of Youthful Lady, by Youth. Youthful Lady’s foals include the graded stakes-placed stakes winner Young Flyer, who went on to produce three major foals of note: multiple graded stakes winner and $573,276 earner River Flyer, Test Stakes (gr. I) winner Victory Ride, and stakes-winning Mr. Mabee. Another Young Flyer foal, Swingtime Music, produced Real Good Deal Stakes winner Seven Nation Army. Cogito carries European class and an active California pedigree into his frst season. He will stand for $1,000.


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TIME TO GET EVEN

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

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

California’s Leading First-Crop Sire Of 2011 Leading Second-Crop Sire Of 2012 and Leading Third-Crop 2013 • Sire of GI Winner WILLA B AWESOME who sold for $875,000 at the 2013 Fasig-Tipton November sale

California’s leading Second-Crop Sire by 2014 Stakes Wins and Co-leader by Stakes Winners. In the top 10 of 2015 California leading ThirdCrop Sires 82% starters/foals - average earnings per starter $35K + Sire of stakes winners TIME FOR A MEMORY, TIME TO BE A HERO, stakesplaced Time for Angie and 2015 stakes-placed Xingontothebone

MERIT MAN

GRACE UPON GRACE

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

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

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

Stakes-placed winner of $163,646 California’s leaning freshman sire of 2014 Runners in 2015 include stakes –placed Aaron’s Thunder from 14 starts in 2015 has 3 wins 4 seconds and 1 third.

TWICE THE APPEAL

EMPIRE WAY

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

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

Stakes winner of 476,060 G1 Kentucky Derby Contender and winner of the $800,000 G3 Sunland Derby First crop are 2 year-olds of 2015

G1 Stakes-Placed Winner of $119,170 Full Brother to Two-Time Breeders’ Cup Classic Winner and Eclipse Champion ROYAL DELTA From the strongest female family in California & one of the best in the Nation

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CURLIN TO MISCHIEF include the $1 million TVG Pacifc Classic over males this year, the Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) three times, the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (gr. I), the Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I), and the Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I). Beholder had just fnished second by a nose in the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) as a 2-yearold in 2012 when her yearling half brother brought $300,000 at the 2012 Keeneland yearling sale. Te renowned Juddmonte Farms was the buyer, but Curlin to Mischief was never able to race. Curlin to Mischief is currently sound and was to be shipped from Kentucky to Santa Anita Park to start jogging under the care of trainer Matt Chew. Breeders are invited to watch Curlin to Mischief move and train before he is shipped to his

GOVENOR CHARLIE With a royal pedigree and a graded stakes-winning race record, Govenor Charlie is the complete package as he retires to Terry Lovingier’s Lovacres Ranch for 2016. Te son of champion Midnight Lute will stand the upcoming season for $3,000. Bob Bafert trained Govenor Charlie throughout his career, unveiling the colt Jan. 19, 2013. Govenor Charlie fnished second but defeated future multiple graded stakes winner and millionaire Salutos Amigos in that efort. Govenor Charlie broke his maiden next out, a mile maiden race at Santa Anita. Shipped to Sunland Park in New Mexico for the $800,000 Sunland Derby (gr. III), Govenor Charlie sat third in a feld of nine before rallying to the lead and drawing of to win by fve lengths. In his fnal start at 3, he ran in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico. At 4, Govenor Charlie fnished second in the $200,750 Strub Stakes (gr. II) and

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Te physically impressive Curlin to Mischief will stand the 2016 breeding season at Rancho San Miguel. Te son of leading Kentucky sire Curlin is out of the stakes-winning Tricky Creek mare Leslie’s Lady, which makes him a half brother to two-time champion mare Beholder, as well as grade I winner Into Mischief. Into Mischief ran six times, with three wins and three seconds, for earnings of $597,080. He broke his maiden in his debut and ran second in the Hollywood Prevue Stakes (gr. III) before scoring in the $753,000 CashCall Futurity (gr. I). Te following year he won the Damascus Stakes at 3 and fnished second in the Malibu Stakes (gr. I) and San Vicente Stakes (gr. II). Beholder is a two-time Breeders’ Cup winner. She has earned $4,436,600 with 15 wins in 20 starts. Beholder’s grade I victories

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new home in San Miguel, Calif. Curlin to Mischief will stand for a fee of $3,500, but breeders are also able to participate in a “Share the Upside” program. After signing a contract, breeding one mare for $5,000, and getting a live foal, a limited number of breeders can acquire a lifetime breeding right to Curlin to Mischief.

LOVACRES RANCH ffth in the $200,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park. He retired this year with two wins and three seconds in nine starts for earnings of $506,650. Govenor Charlie’s active pedigree makes him an exceptional stallion prospect. He is by two-time Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner Midnight Lute and is out of the Storm Cat mare Silverbulletway. Te mare never raced, but her dam, the Silver Deputy mare Silverbulletday, was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2009. Silverbulletday won six of seven starts at 2, including the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), and was named the Eclipse champion 2-year-old flly. She went on to count the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), Ashland Stakes (gr. I), Alabama Stakes (gr. I), and Gazelle Handicap (gr. I) among her victories at 3, which earned her another

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Eclipse Award. Silverbulletday won 15 of 23 starts and earned $3,093,207. Silverbulletway’s frst foal was Crisis of Spirit, a stakes-winning daughter of Vindication. Four of Silverbulletway’s fve foals to race have been winners, including the Mexican multiple stakes winner Pachangera, a full sister to Govenor Charlie. Crisis of Spirit’s frst foal, a colt by Midnight Lute named Happy, broke his maiden by 11 lengths in August.


ROUSING SERMON company exclusively through the frst seven months of his sophomore season. He fnished third in the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) and third in the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II). He was fourth in the Swaps Stakes (gr. II) and ultimately ran eight times in 2012. In 10 starts in 2013, Rousing Sermon won the $100,750 On Trust Handicap in a game performance. He also captured a pair of allowance optional claiming races, ran second in the $77,560 Big Bear Stakes, and fnished third in the $150,500 Native Diver Stakes (gr. III). He ran at 5 and 6, adding another 12 starts to his résumé. Rousing Sermon is by Lucky Pulpit, renowned leading state sire whose top runner, $6,322,650-earner California Chrome, captured the nation’s attention with wins in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Preakness

TIGAH Tigah, a talented runner who showcased his ability in France and the U.S., is entering stud for 2016 at Fruitful Acres in Aguanga. He will stand for $5,000. Tough bred in Great Britain and raced early in his career in France, Tigah did his best racing in California. He won the 2013 San Francisco Mile Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Golden Gate Fields as the 2-1 favorite, getting up in the fnal stages for a gritty neck victory. Tat year he also fnished third in the Tunder Road Stakes at Santa Anita and the Wickerr Stakes at Del Mar. In France he ran second in the 2011 Prix Millkom. Altogether, Tigah won eight of 31 races, with seven seconds and six thirds, for earnings of $369,350. He closed his career with a victory this year at Santa Anita. Bred by Newsells Park Stud Limited,

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Rousing Sermon, who was something of an iron horse during his 36-race career, will retire to Rancho San Miguel for the 2016 breeding season. Te chestnut horse won six times, with seven seconds and seven thirds, for earnings of $821,572. He made six starts as a juvenile, breaking his maiden in his debut, a fve-furlong maiden special weight event at Hollywood Park. He fnished third in consecutive sprint stakes at the Del Mar Toroughbred Club before taking the $100,000 Bob Benoit California Cup Juvenile Stakes at 11⁄16 miles at Santa Anita Park. Rousing Sermon fnished the season with back-to-back seconds in the $100,000 Real Quiet Stakes and the $750,000 CashCall Futurity (gr. I). In the Futurity he was still 10th at the top of the stretch before rallying six wide to miss by a neck. He was champion California-bred 2-year-old male of 2011. Rousing Sermon faced graded stakes

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Stakes (gr. I). Lucky Pulpit is also the sire of $564,542-earner Luckarack, a multiple stakes winner, and the Idaho standout Floating Feather, who has earned $348,593. Rousing Sermon’s dam, the winning Awesome Again mare Rousing Again, is a half sister to the multiple graded stakes winner Chindi. A winner of 18 in 81 starts, Chindi earned $1,000,838. Rousing Sermon will stand his frst season for $2,000.

FRUITFUL ACRES Tigah went through two European sales, selling for $70,257 as a weanling and $170,268 as a yearling. He won the San Francisco Mile when trained by John Sadler for owner Karnel Jawl. Tigah is by Dalakhani, Europe’s champion 3-year-old of 2003. Tat year Dalakhani’s victories included the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Lucien Barriere (Fr-I), Prix Lupin (FrI), and Prix du Jockey Club (Fr-I). Te stallion has sired Conduit, the 2008 Eclipse Award-winning male turf horse and two-time winner of the Emirates Airline Breeders’ Cup Turf (gr. IT), as well as other group I winners Reliable Man, Moonstone, Chinese White, Duncan, Integral, Second Step, and Seismos. Tigah’s dam, the Platini mare Macina,

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placed in three stakes in Germany, including the 30 Benazet-Rennen (Ger-III). Macina is out of multiple stakes winner Mamma’s Too. Tis is the family of English champion Sweet Solera, winner of the Epsom Oaks and One Tousand Guineas Stakes and the dam of Prix Vanteaux Bon Appetit.


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GOVENOR CHARLIE A Graded Stakes winning son of MIDNIGHT LUTE, sire of Multiple Graded Stakes Winner GIMME DA LUTE ($627,560) Govenor Charlie is out of unraced mare Silverbulletway a daughter of Hall of Fame, Eclipse Award Champion 2 and 3 year old Filly, SILVERBULLETDAY ($3,093,207)

GOVENOR CHARLIE retired with earnings of $506,294, Broke his maiden in a Maiden Special Weight going a mile at Santa Anita Park, earning a 100 Beyer Speed Rating! Won the $800,000 G3 Sunland Derby by 5 lengths! Set a track mark at Sunland, running 1 1/8 miles in 1:47.54. Breaking the track record held by Winsham Lad since 1961 “He is a great horse with a great pedigree”- Bob Bafert “I feel he is a special horse,” Garcia said. “In only his second race going a distance, he beat good ones. Just look at how he did it.” “We didn’t fgure the extra eighth of a mile would be an issue,” Pegram said. “He is getting better with each race. Martin told him to go, and he went.”

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BIG SURF Award winners. Surfside, an earner of $1,852,987, was champion 3-year-old flly, while the second dam, Flanders, a daughter of Seeking the Gold, was the champion 2-year-old flly and won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I). Surfside is also the dam of stakes winner Irish Surf, a son of the Storm Cat stallion Giant’s Causeway, and stakes-placed Shark, by Danzig.

BOB BLACK JACK Bob Black Jack, the champion California-bred Horse of the Year, 3-year-old male, and sprinter of 2008, has moved to California from New Mexico. He will stand the 2016 season at Paradise Road Ranch in Lathrop for $2,000. Gary and Marlene Howard bred Bob Black Jack in partnership with Bruce Dunmore. Racing for Jef Harmon and Tim Kasparof and trained by Tim’s brother, James, the horse won fve of 13 races and earned $704,925. He captured the 2007 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes, 2008 Sunshine Millions Dash

PARADISE ROAD RANCH Stakes, 2008 Malibu Stakes (gr. I), and 2010 San Carlos Handicap (gr. II). He also fnished second in the 2008 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) and third in that year’s San Felipe Stakes (gr. II). Bob Black Jack is by Stormy Jack—Molly’s Prospector, by Native Prospector. Stormy Jack is a son of champion Bertrando who earned $596,673 while winning several stakes and placing in the grade III Los Angeles Handicap. Bob Black Jack entered stud in 2013.

GALLANT SON Gallant Son has moved to California after standing his initial season in Oregon. Owned by a partnership, he is standing at Joe Daehling’s Daehling Ranch in Elk Grove for $2,000. Racing in California and Washington, Gallant Son won nine stakes from 2008-14, including the 2010 Inglewood Handicap (gr. IIIT). In that race he defeated a feld that included California-bred champion Acclamation. Gallant Son beat Cal-bred Breeders’ Cup

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From Kentucky comes Big Surf, who will stand in California at Rancho Hills Farms in San Diego for $4,500. He brings a regal pedigree, being by leading sire Storm Cat out of champion Surfside, a daughter of Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew. Big Surf started only three times, but he was a winner at Churchill Downs. He is already getting winners from just a few foals, his frst U.S. starter winning in allowance company by 71⁄4 lengths. Big Surf ’s frst two dams are Eclipse

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DAEHLING RANCH World Championships winners Dancing in Silks and California Flag in the 2011 Robert K. Kerlan Memorial Handicap. Gallant Son won three stakes at Emerald Downs in Washington and ultimately earned $552,528. A son of Malabar Gold, Gallant Son is out of the Exploit mare Explicity. He is a half brother to Korean Horse of the Year Ace Galloper and stakes-placed Royal Galloper.

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BG THOROUGHBREDS 2016 STALLION ROSTER eAFFIRMATIVEf Unbridled – Tom’s a La Mode, by Alleged Fee: $1,000 LF S&N • Affirmative has progeny earnings of $3.2 Million • His runners are led by WARRENS VENEDA ($931,862), winner of the G1 $400,000 Santa Margarita Stakes, at Santa Anita Park by an impressive 7¼ lengths! • Average earnings per starter $55,696

eDaddy Nose Best (KY)f Scat Daddy – Follow Your Bliss, by Thunder Gulch Fee: $2,500 LF S&N (Special consideration to proven mares)

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Property of Daddy Nose Best Syndicate - Shares Available THE ONLY SON OF SCAT DADDY TO STAND IN NORTH AMERICA • Multiple Graded stakes winner of $957,303 • Winner of the G3 - El Camino Real Derby, G3 - Sunland Derby and the G3 Colonel E.R. Bradley H. • Won on both dirt and turf across the U.S.

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Closing Argument – Accountess, by Private Account Fee: $2,000 LF S&N (Special consideration to proven mares) Property of Capital Account Syndicate - Shares Available THE ONLY SON OF CLOSING ARGUMENT TO STAND IN CALIFORNIA • Grade 2 winner retired with earnings of $445,080 • Won the G2 - Pat O’Brien S. at Del Mar, defeating G1 winner COIL • 2nd in the G1 Santa Anita Championship S. and the G2 San Carlos S. • From 14 starts was on the board 12 times • Out of Accountess, daughter of multiple stakes winner COUNT PENNIES

eFIGHTING HUSSAR (CA)f Rockport Harbor – Lightning Pace, by Regal Classic Fee: $1,000 LF S&N THE ONLY STAKES PERFORMING SON OF ROCKPORT HARBOR TO STAND IN CALIFORNIA • Multiple Stakes-Placed Winner of $236,128 • 2nd in the King Glorious S. the Echo Eddie S. and the Snow Chief Stakes defeating Graded S. winner TIZ A MINISTER • Out of LIGHTNING PACE, Graded stakes-placed winner of $285,384

eUNUSUAL HEATWAVEf Unusual Heat – Miss Alphie, by Candi’s Gold Fee: $2,500 LF S&N Property of Montecito stables • California’s champion Three-Year-Old • Multiple stakes winner of $488,000 + with triple Beyer speed figure and 3 ½ Ragozin number • Out of Miss Alphie, dam of G3 winner ALPHIE’S BET ($303,670) and G1 placed Twentytwentyvision ($257,480) also a half sister to G1 winner ABSOLUTE GLAM. “A May foal”, Never off the board in five starts as a 2yr-old winner.

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SEQUOYAH Regally bred Sequoyah has been relocated from Louisiana to California. He will stand the 2016 season at Fruitful Acres in Aguanga for $3,000. Sequoyah is by Horse of the Year and Hall of Famer A.P. Indy, and he is out of another champion, Chilukki, the Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old flly of 1999. A.P. Indy has also sired such champions as Mineshaft and Rags to Riches, as well as champion and major sire Bernardini. Chilukki, a daughter of Cherokee Run trained by Bob Bafert, won such rac-

FRUITFUL ACRES es as the 1999 Vinery Del Mar Debutante Stakes (gr. I) and Oak Leaf Stakes (gr. I) and the 2001 El Encino Stakes (gr. II). She was second in the 1999 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I). Stonerside Stable bred Sequoyah and started him only once. At stud so far, Sequoyah has sired Kobel, who fnished second in this year’s Lyman Handicap at Parx. His other winners include Holy Simone, A P Again, and Chillukis Chick.

SMART BID George Strawbridge Jr. has moved his homebred millionaire Smart Bid to California from New York for the 2016 breeding season. Te stallion, whose frst foals are yearlings of 2015, is standing at Linda Madsen’s Milky Way Farm near Temecula for $3,500. Trained by Graham Motion and campaigned by Strawbridge’s Augustin Stable, Smart Bid won four stakes and earned $1,008,309. His victories included the 2011 Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) and 2012 Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) at the Fair

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Bob Bafert trained Mr. Big for most of his career for Krikorian. Mr. Big won twice in nine starts, both victories coming at Hollywood Park. His dam won the 1989 Schaumburg Handicap and fnished third in that year’s 1989 Alcibiades Stakes (gr. II), and she has also produced Magnifcience, winner of the 2007 Santa Paula Stakes (gr. III). Te second dam, Charleston Rag, won the Frizette Stakes (gr. I).

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George Krikorian has moved Mr. Big from Kentucky to California for the 2016 breeding season. Te stallion will stand at E.A. Ranches in Ramona for $3,500. A son of Dynaformer—Fashion Delight, by Fappiano, Mr. Big sired winner Big Break from his frst test foal. He has also sired California-bred Big Book, a 3-year-old flly out of the Holy Bull mare Novel Twist bred and raced by Krikorian. Big Book ran second in this year’s Torrey Pines Stakes (gr. III).

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Exercise Riders

VITAL AND FEARLESS NOTHING BETTER FOR THE INSIDE

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THAN THE OUTSIDE OF A HORSE David Meah, who started riding at 15, believes there’s nothing like breezing a good horse such as Imperative, above BY EMILY SHIELDS

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hey both struggle with weight; they both deal with injuries sufered in falls; and they both have to stay remarkably ft to perform at their best. Jockeys are the ones who get to bask in the limelight after winning a race, but exercise riders are the ones who climb aboard horses every single morning, guiding them to their peak ftness. Tey are aboard when the horses are young and green, well before a jockey ever sits on the horse’s back. Tey are also the frst line of communication between the horse and the trainer, who cannot feel the way a horse moves like the rider can. To be an exercise rider, a genuine love of horses and trust in your own abilities are required, as well as a certain level of daring. Janeen Painter, who gallops twotime champion Beholder, started galloping horses at age 15 and actually rode as a

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jockey before settling into her current role as one of trainer Richard Mandella’s top riders. “Even when I was race riding, it was all cheap stuf,” Painter said. “Working out here for Richard is the big time. I started just freelancing until we got used to each other.” Painter takes her job seriously and arrives even before most of the grooms, just after 4 in the morning. “I do a lap around the barn and make sure everyone is okay,” she said. “Ten I set my tack, and set the tack for the freelance riders. I really enjoy that part of the morning, when no one is talking yet.” Painter noted that the Mandella barn is regularly done sending horses to the track by 9:30. Getting on classy horses is one of the perks of working for Mandella, but what does a future star show in the morning? From the frst time Painter worked cham-

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pion and two-time Breeders’ Cup heroine Beholder an eighth of a mile, she knew she was sitting on something special. “I thought, ‘Tis horse can do anything.’ Te good ones have such a diferent way that they use their energy to cross the ground. It’s no efort for them to do something that takes a regular horse a lot of efort.” “You can just feel how strong they are,” said Marcial Rosales, who gallops grade I-winning California-bred Masochistic for trainer Ron Ellis. “He always pulls on me, and instead of asking him for more, I have to ask him to hold back.” “Within a few minutes of sitting on them, you can just feel it—it’s in the way they move, breathe, and act,” said David Meah, who frst began riding at age 15 and is a product of the British Racing School in Newmarket. “Te good fllies are a little bit mean; they have that competitive spirit. Te good colts are just classy. Tere’s


nothing like getting on a good one and breezing it. I get goose bumps just talking about it.” “Te good ones are usually smarter,” said Amir Cedeño, a jockey-turned-exercise rider who has been galloping for trainer Doug O’Neill while he gets back to riding weight following an injury. “Tey might act up when they feel good, but they don’t act stupid. You can tell by the way they move and listen, and classy good horses let you be the driver.” Cedeño badly injured his rotator cuf in an accident at Del Mar last year, and was out nine months. Prior to that, he had sufered a broken hip and pelvis during an incident in a race at Hollywood Park in 1991. “I had major surgery, with pins and plates put in,” Cedeño recalled. “I was riding seven months later. Ten I fell once, got up, and kept riding, but a doctor checked and saw I’d broken all the pins. I had to have them removed in another surgery. A week later I was back riding.” But when asked if he is ever afraid on horseback, Cedeño gives an emphatic, “No. I’m never scared. You can’t be.” Painter noted that some injuries are more difcult to overcome from a psychological standpoint than a physical one. “If something weird happened and the horse wasn’t trying to drop me, then I don’t think about it,” she said. “One of my worst accidents was at 16 years old, when I got dropped in a race and shattered my sinuses, fractured my skull, and I have no memory of it. But because I don’t remember it, there was no fear. Now, if a horse is trying to drop me—if he goes out with the intention of getting

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that job done—then I’m less likely to get back on.” Rosales is more worried about injury to his mounts than himself. “Yes, when you fall, you could get hurt,” he said. “You don’t want to get hurt. But what happens with the horse if you fall? You worry about them.” Greg Hendricks, who gallops for his grade I-winning trainer father, Dan, is only 19, but he has already spent some time on the ground. “You don’t think about falling until you’re doing it,” he said. “Otherwise it never crosses my mind. You just can’t have fear about it if you want to do your job.” In fact, Hendricks considers the time he got run of with much scarier than falling. “Tat was the worst thing that’s happened to me so far,” he said. “But now that it’s happened, the fear is gone. It’s like a boxer that needs to be punched once to get over his fear. But the dirt, especially at Santa Anita, is pretty soft. If you get tossed, you will probably be safe.” Hendricks grew up watching his father send sets to the track and felt awed by the work the exercise riders did. “Tey were so nonchalant about it, but it was so diferent from what www.ctba.com ❙ December 2015 ❙ CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED

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Janeen Painter, with two-time champion Beholder, is one of trainer Richard Mandella’s top riders

I considered riding,” Hendricks recalled. “I never thought I would be that way, but I am now.” Te frst time he galloped a horse on

the track, Hendricks’ legs were hardly still, but he remembers turning to the rider beside him and proclaiming the experience “the coolest thing I’d ever done in my life.”

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“I love getting to know each diferent horse,” he said. “For me, it’s most fun when you’re on one you get along with, where you sync up and they become an extension of your body. And when it’s a good one, a strong one, you can tell the diference from the regular horses in the barn. You can tell this is a better one.” Although exercise riders are generally accepted as weighing more than jockeys, it isn’t by much. “I could go back to race riding today,” Painter said, “because on my heaviest day I’m 112, but usually 110. I needed to be 105 when I was racing. Tere are guys that work for us that weigh 165, but they’re all bone and muscle.” Meah, a self-proclaimed chocoholic who started as a jockey but now works out of the Richard Baltas barn, is 140 pounds and hasn’t fuctuated at all in the last 14 years. “I was struggling before I quit as a jockey,” he said. “At the end I was 123 pounds. Two weeks later I was at 140 and haven’t changed a bit. But riding fve to 10 horses a day is like spending several hours in the row at the gym, every single day.”

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While Cedeño started riding at age 3 and eventually went to jockey school in Panama, Hendricks learned in a regular arena. “My grandpa told me that the only way to teach someone to ride a horse was to put them on one,” he said. “You need arena time, and to get comfortable on diferent kinds of horses while strengthening your legs. I started riding on the track because I had the opportunity to do so, but for most people it is easiest to start on a farm. “Te best thing you can do is start getting on babies (2-year-olds), since they don’t have any habits you have to fght against. You teach them while they teach you. Te more horses you get on—all diferent types and kinds—the more you learn.” “A farm is the best way to go,” Painter confrmed. “Not only do you get experience on babies, but you can ride older horses coming of a layof. Tings move at a slower pace, so you really have time to learn.” Painter ofered another layer of advice for those seeking jobs riding at the track. “Go to the best trainers’ barns frst,” she said. “Tose are the ones who will look

out for you and teach you. Be a sponge; watch everything. Learn from the grooms and the hotwalkers and the other riders. Be observant. It’s never bad to know a bit about everything.” Many farms won’t hire inexperienced riders, but Mike Allen, farm manager at Tommy Town Toroughbreds in Santa Ynez, suggested working up the ladder. “All our green riders started as grooms here,” he said. “Tey expressed an interest in riding, and I had already seen their work on the ground with horses. Tose that have good timing on the ground tend to have good timing on a horse’s back. I’m not likely to hire someone of the street if I haven’t watched them work with horses, but I’m willing to teach people who have proven themselves.” Good communication between the rider and trainer is paramount. Rosales said of Masochistic, “If he’s not pulling like he normally does in the morning, then I know he doesn’t feel good. Ten I can tell the trainer if he’s good or not.” Exercise riders have added pressure when they ride a standout runner.

“Every day is important to all horses,” Painter said. “But when you have one as special as Beholder, where there is so much expected of her, there is a bit of pressure on me. It’s my job to make sure that physically and mentally she is ready to do what we’re asking of her. I feel very fortunate to be riding with her, working with her, and being a part of it all.” Meah has ridden some fantastic horses as well, including champion Declan’s Moon, Breeders’ Cup winners Singletary and Goldencents, and I’ll Have Another, winner of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness (gr. I). “A lot of people think exercise riding is glamorous,” he said. “We are done by 10 in the morning and can do whatever we want the rest of the day. Tey aren’t thinking about the seven days a week at 4 in the morning. You just have to love it to stick it out. I’m always wondering, ‘Where is my next big horse coming from? Who will be that next big winner?’ Every day you have to be passionate about fnding that wow feeling from sitting on a good one.”

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Stallion Tour

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Te California Toroughbred Farm Managers Association, with sponsorship from the California Toroughbred Breeders Association, held a stallion tour Nov. 21. A busload of people had the opportunity to see stallions at fve farms in Riverside county. Te tour began with breakfast at Milky Way Farm in Temecula, followed by a visit to Special T Toroughbreds, also in Temecula. Fruitful Acres Farm in Aguanga hosted lunch, and the afternoon took the group to BG Toroughbred Farm and Ridgeley Farm, both in Hemet.

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Gayle Van Leer, Milky Way farm owner Linda Madsen, Gabriella Hatfeld, and Louie Begay

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Rick Taylor of Special T Thoroughbreds with Annabelle and Mel Stute


Vincent Harris and Mike and Debbie Tippett of Fruitful Acres with Bob Curtis and his daughter, Carol

The Cal Poly Pomona contingent: Ashley Abraham, Maureen Flores, Maddi Ogburn, Devynn Volding, Kate Smith, Rachel Thompson, Jenna Faust, and Justine Rose

CTFMA board members Linda Madsen, Lita Tabish, Steve Hartshorn, Leigh Ann Howard, Marianne Hebner, and Bob Curtis

Marianne Hebner with Pat Thompson of Ridgeley Farm

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Golden State Series

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ndefeated California-bred 2-yearolds opened Del Mar’s second Bing Crosby Season, demonstrating just what the state can produce. But older Cal-breds also made their mark, as the fall meeting ofered several Golden State Series stakes.

Tis year Del Mar had racing dates over Breeders’ Cup weekend because Keeneland hosted that series in Kentucky instead of at Santa Anita as it had for three consecutive years. Del Mar opened Oct. 29, the day before the Breeders’ Cup, with the Golden State Juvenile Fillies as the feature race, followed by the Oct. 30 Golden State Juvenile on the frst day of the Breeders’ Cup. PACIFIC HEAT’S GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE FILLIES

topped the 2014 Barretts October yearling sale for $175,000. Ten, in her Sept. 25 racing debut at Los Alamitos, she blasted her foes, crushing them by 131⁄2 lengths in a 51⁄2-furlong Cal-bred and California-sired maiden race. Trainer Peter Eurton, bloodstock agent Larry Zap, and owner Joe Ciaglia loved

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Well before she captured the $201,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies, Pacifc Heat had generated signifcant buzz. First she

Winning rider Joe Talamo basks in the glow of Pacifc Heat’s Golden Gate Juvenile Fillies win with a few of her fans in the Del Mar winner’s circle

Del Mar hosts a Pacifc Heat wave in the Juvenile Fillies as the Cal-bred daughter of Unusual Heat wins by more than fve lengths

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Pacifc Heat right from the start. Te daughter of Unusual Heat—Hotlantic, by Stormy Atlantic, wowed them at the sale. “I loved everything about her—her mind, her body, Unusual Heat, and the bottom side,” Eurton said at the sale. Tey bought the flly from John Harris’ Harris Farms consignment. Harris and Don Valpredo bred her as well as her older half sister Long Hot Summer. A $260,000 Barretts May sale-topper, Long Hot Summer won the 2014 Generous Portion Stakes. Ciaglia owns Pacifc Heat in partnership with Sharon Alesia and Mike Burns. Eurton was in Kentucky to saddle Kobe’s Back in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I) on the day of the Golden State Juvenile Fillies. Rafael Bejarano piloted Pacifc Heat in her frst race, but he also had ridden Patriotic Diamond to victory in the Generous Portion Stakes and stuck with the stakes winner for the Golden State Juvenile Fillies. Joe Talamo picked up the mount on Pacifc Heat. “I was lucky they chose me,” said Talammo. “I was loaded all the way around there.” Pacifc Heat went of as the 7-5 favorite


in the seven-furlong Juvenile Fillies. She sat in third early as Dragon Flower went to the lead, and then Talamo let a few more get ahead of him. Te jockey knew he could ask Pacifc Heat at any time, and indeed she edged forward in the turn on the outside. Pacifc Heat had an easy lead at the top of the stretch, when Talamo shook the reins at her and gave her a couple of taps. She responded to draw away from the feld, Talamo wrapping up on her toward the wire, the margin of victory 51⁄4 lengths and the time 1:24.31. Sambamzajammin fnished second, three-quarters of a length ahead of second-choice Patriotic Diamond. “We knew that she was special when we bought her, and she’s proven it today,” said Zap. “Just a classy flly from day one.” It didn’t take long for lucrative ofers to start arriving for Pacifc Heat. But the owners are having a terrifc time racing her and turned down the early requests for a sale. Tough it’s a long way of, the way she won had the owners contemplating the 2016 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). SMOKEY IMAGE’S GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE

Smokey Image has taken the undefeated title even further. When he captured the $200,500 Golden State Juvenile Stakes Oct. 30, he was winning his ffth consecutive race and his fourth consecutive stakes.

The well-traveled Smokey Image remains unbeaten after the Golden State Juvenile, his ffth victory and his third track

He has also demonstrated versatility by winning at three diferent tracks, from north to south. He began his career in June during the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meeting, where he won twice, breaking his maiden in his debut and adding the Everett Nevin Stakes. Moving to Santa Rosa, Smokey Image collected the Cavonnier Juvenile Stakes before heading to Del Mar. Tree days before the end of the summer meet, the colt made his frst successful foray to Southern

Leigh Ann Howard presents the Golden State Juvenile trophy to the connections, including jockey Juan Hernandez and owner Betty Irvin (right).

California to win the I’m Smokin Stakes. Smokey Image unveiled a new aspect of his ability in the seven-furlong Golden State Juvenile. He bobbled at the start from post two, and the tardy beginning allowed others to get ahead and box him in down the backstretch. “I was nervous,” admitted trainer Greg James. “I was hoping he would get out. He doesn’t like being behind at all.” Shufed back to seventh into the turn, Smokey Image looked like he might be in danger of losing. “As we headed into the far turn, I was surrounded,” said Juan Hernandez, Smokey Image’s regular pilot. “I had three horses in front of me and two outside. For a bit there I was really nervous; I didn’t know if I’d get out. But then we got some room and he went. I had to go inside, then outside, but he’s a runner. We got it done.” Tey did indeed. Even with the trouble, Smokey Image managed to win by three-quarters of a length in 1:22.94. “We haven’t seen the best of him, not at all,” said James. “He keeps getting better all the time. He loves this track, but then he seems to love them all.” James trains the son of Southern Image—Special Smoke, by Free House, for the Irvin Racing Stable. Betty Irvin is continuing the racing stable of her husband, Robert, who died June 11. Te Irvins

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Golden State Series bred Smokey Image in the name of their C-Punch Ranch.. Te Irvins purchased Neeshanha, Smokey Image’s second dam, for $9,000 at a Barretts mixed sale in foal to Free House. James trained winner Special Smoke for the couple as well. With the Golden State Juvenile, Smokey Image brought his record to fve wins in fve starts for earnings of $297,600.

Cal-breds didn’t only star in juvenile events. Older fllies and mares met Nov. 8 in the $100,500 Betty Grable Stakes at seven furlongs. Several in the feld brought stakes credentials to the race, with My Monet going of as the 12-10 favorite in the eight-horse feld. My Monet makes an impression at Del Mar, winning the Betty Grable Stakes for KM Racing During Del Mar’s summer session, My Monet had run second after setting the early pace in the one-mile only Yana. My Monet cut the corner and “It was a good trip for me and a good Tranquility Lake Stakes to Grable entrant had the lead into the stretch, and she held race for her,” said Gonzalez. “She ran Wild in the Saddle. My Monet then ran of the closing Kiss At Midnight to win hard.” fourth to champion Beholder in the Zen- by a half-length in 1:23.16. Ashley’s Sassy For Agarie, who trains My Monet for yatta Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita. fnished third. the KM Racing Enterprise of Kenji MoTis time at a shorter distance, jockey Tat led to a Trifecta for Decarchy, who rinaga, the Betty Grable victory was espeSantiago Gonzalez broke My Monet on stands at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez. My cially memorable. top, but he wasn’t concerned when three Monet, Kiss At Midnight, and Ashley’s “Tis is my frst stakes win anywhere,” others got ahead of him. Sassy are all by the stallion. said Agarie. “A year ago today I ran my My Monet was in a beautiful position My Monet impressed her jockey and frst starter on my own here at Del Mar. into the turn on the rail in second, behind her trainer, Ricky Agarie. Good anniversary.” My Monet was also winning her frst stakes, though she had placed in this year’s Adoration Stakes (gr. III), Osunitas Stakes, and Fran’s Valentine Stakes. Morinaga claimed her for $40,000 in her frst start back in April 2014. Te 4-year-old daughter of the Lord Avie mare Madam has now won six of 19 races for earnings of $335,838. Pat Tompson’s Ridgeley Farm bred My Monet, who comes from an excellent family. Te late Clement Hirsch bred the mare, Madam, and though she never raced, Madam is out of stakes-winning Magic Sister. Magic Sister is a half sister to multiple grade I winner Magical Maiden and to 1989 Hollywood Juvenile Championship (gr. II) winner Magical Mile. Hirsch was a founding director and Jockey Santiago Gonzalez brings My Monet back to the winner’s circle after her victory president of the Oak Tree Racing Asso52

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Forest Chatter took the early lead. Forest Chatter and Got Even vied down the backside, while Solid Wager raced in last early. Solid Wager and Talamo remained in last into the stretch and then mounted a furious closing charge on the outside that took them to a half-length victory in 1:22.23. Raised a Secret fnished second, with Got Even, also trained by Miller, third. Forest Chatter fnished fourth, followed by Bold Fantasy, Soi Phet, and Big Macher. Victor Espinoza had originally been named on Solid Wager. But when he called in sick that day, Talamo inherited the mount. It was a big week for Talamo, who had married Elizabeth Ellis, daughter of trainer Ron Ellis, two days before. “Well, isn’t this sweet—nice way Solid Wager and Joe Talamo stage a winning performance in the Golden State Series’ Cary Grant Stakes at Del Mar to end the week,” said Talamo. “He’s a nice horse, and he was a runner ciation. Tis past summer at Del Mar, added another in October, all at San- today.” My Monet competed in the Clement L. ta Anita. He also fnished third in the Miller had entered four horses in the Hirsch Stakes (gr. I), a race Magical Maid- Tiznow Stakes. Cary Grant, but scratched Richard’s Boy en won in 1993, when it was the Chula Still, it was asking a lot for him to go up and Red Outlaw. Vista Handicap. against Big Macher, a two-time Cal-bred “Wow, I guess I scratched the right champion and multiple graded stakes two,” said Miller. “Got Even was a little SOLID WAGER’S CARY GRANT winner. Te seven-furlong Cary Grant slow to get going—I would have liked to STAKES also attracted California Flag Handicap have seen him on a clear lead by himself. Solid Wager was indeed a solid wager winner Forest Chatter, two-time stakes But the pace was moderate for these kinds in the $100,250 Cary Grant Stakes Nov. winner Soi Phet, stakes winners Raised a of horses. Solid Wager was within striking 22. With Big Macher going of as the 2-5 Secret and Got Even, and the good allow- range, so I felt pretty good. He’s a grinder. favorite, Solid Wager paid $20 as the third ance runner Bold Fantasy. I knew it was going to be close, but he got choice. Big Macher hopped at the start, and up there.” Madera Toroughbreds bred Solid Wager, a 4-year-old gelded son of Birdonthewire—G Ma, by Valid Wager. G Ma started only once while her dam, Perfected, earned $140,090. Without the coveted black type, Solid Wager brought only $3,000 from Hi Country Sales at the 2012 Barretts October yearling sale. Peter Miller trains Solid Wager for Gary and Cecil Barber and Stanford Stable of Sandra Ann Tsujihara, Michael Joseph De Anda, and Lawrence Sai Kit Miao. Te gelding broke his maiden in his racing debut. He started three more times in 2013, his best efort a third in the Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes. Solid Wager won only once at 3 last year, but early this year he captured two allowance optional claiming events and Trainer Peter Miller (right) and jockey Joe Talamo collaborate on Solid Wager in the Cary Grant 54

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richarD’s KiD Lemon Drop Kid – Tough Broad, by Broad Brush MULTIPLE GRADE 1 WINNER OF $2,482,259! Posted ELEVEN Triple Digit Beyers. Versatile winner from 1 mile to 1 1/2 miles. Won Grade 1 Pacifc Classic- TWICE, won Grade 1 Goodwood S., Grade 2 San Antonio H., Grade 3 Cougar II H.-NTR, etc. Best son of LEMON DROP KID & 6xSW TOUGH BROAD (100 Beyer). 2016 Stud Fee: $3,500

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Goldikova Stakes

James and Tammy McKenney’s California girl Uzziel thrives on the Del Mar turf in the Goldikova Stakes

LEADER ON THE TURF UZZIEL FIRES AT DEL MAR BY TRACY GANTZ

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f ever a horse deserved a race named for her, it’s Goldikova. Te Irish-bred mare won three consecutive editions of the Breeders’ Cup Mile (gr. IT), twice when the Breeders’ Cup was held at Santa Anita. Tus, it spoke well of California-foaled Uzziel that in her frst graded stakes victory, she captured a mile turf race named for Goldikova.

Te Goldikova Stakes (gr. IIT) began as an Oak Tree Racing Association stakes called the Las Palmas Handicap at 11⁄8 miles on the turf. It was shortened to a mile in 56

2005 and renamed for Goldikova in 2012. Santa Anita ran it as an undercard race for the three years it hosted the Breeders’ Cup, and this year Del Mar ran the race the day after Keeneland hosted the Breeders’ Cup.

Irish-bred Elektrum, winner of the John C. Mabee Stakes (gr. IIT) at Del Mar and second in the Rodeo Drive Stakes (gr. IT) at Santa Anita, went of as the even-money favorite. Bettors made Uzziel the 6-1 ffth

Uzziel’s jockey Kent Desormeaux joins the winner’s connections to celebrate the victory

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choice. James and Tammy McKenney’s Uzziel hadn’t been of the board since the beginning of Del Mar’s summer meeting, having won the C.E.R.F. Stakes there and most recently running second in the L.A. Woman Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita. But her form had been on the dirt. Uzziel relished the turf. Jockey Kent Desormeaux, riding Uzziel for his brother, Keith, who trains her, broke her out of the gate on the lead. She rated well on the lead through moderate fractions of :23.66, :47.55, and 1:11.45. “Keith told me that the way to win with her today was to just let her roll,” said Kent. “Her demeanor today was so much better than last time. She let me ride her today; she was an angel. She tries every time. You’ve got to love her for that.” Uzziel won the Goldikova by 21⁄4 lengths over Queen of the Sand, with Gender Agenda third. She completed the mile in 1:34.77. Te McKenneys bred the 4-year-old daughter of Harlington—Pretti Woman, by Lord At War. Periodically, they bring her home to their Sterling Shadow Ranch in Sanger, Calif., and Uzziel has done well on that schedule. Pretti Woman is out of Quick Catch Me, a half sister to Looie Capote, who won several stakes at Santa Anita in the early 1990s. Te McKenneys purchased Pretti Woman for $25,000 in foal to Our Emblem at the 2003 Keeneland November mixed sale. Uzziel also won the 2014 Santa Paula Stakes and Beverly J. Lewis Stakes, and she has placed in several graded races. Te Goldikova was her sixth win in 20 starts, and she has now earned $457,488.


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Mike Jimenez and Bluegrass Cat

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allena Vista Farm’s longtime farm manager, Manuel Ochoa, had nearly everything under control: a sprawling, smoothly operating property, several of California’s leading stallions, and a steady churn of broodmares foaling and being bred back every spring. One thing wasn’t exactly how he wanted it, though, and that was raising the weanlings. “I was having trouble with them,” Ochoa said. “I’ve been here almost 25 years, and that’s the one

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thing I needed.” Enter Miguel “Mike” Jimenez, who started working at Ballena Vista in November 2007. “He dedicates a lot of time to the weanlings,” Ochoa said. “He’s taught me a lot of good things about raising them since he came around.” Jimenez is now Ballena Vista Farm’s ofcial broodmare manager, which is a far cry from his humble beginning at San Luis Rey Downs, where his father, a former jockey, was an exercise rider for the great Charlie Whittingham. One of his morning mounts was Horse of the Year Sunday Silence. “I grew up there and started

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Standout Employee walking hots for Whittingham when I was 13,” said Jimenez. “My next job was with Leigh Ann Howard; she taught me pretty much everything I know.” Howard was determined that Jimenez would get an education while working with the horses. “I made sure he fnished high school,” she said. “He did so well that I wanted him to go to college, but he fell in love with a really nice girl and they got married when they graduated.” Jimenez joined Howard at her Valley Creek Farm and worked his way up, showing of what Howard calls his “natural” horsemanship skills. When that farm closed, Howard was active in helping Jimenez seek another position. “I hated moving his family,” Howard said. “But things worked out very well at Ballena Vista.” Now the Tijuana native is the man who takes over when Ochoa is of the property. “He teases the mares, he handles foaling and after care, and he works with the vet to do all the vaccinations and deworming,” Ochoa said. “He is a very good horseman and is very qualifed for his job.” Jimenez noted that he is constantly busy. “Tere is a lot of sales prep to do during the of season, and year-round there are 50 or 60 mares here. During breeding season that’s 150 to 200 mares, and we’ve been foaling out about 100 babies each year for the past four years.” But the troublesome weanlings are where Jimenez spends a good chunk of his time in the fall. “We teach them to pick up their feet and lead, and we brush them. We are getting them to where they are easier to manage for our farrier and vet and for any sales.” Jimenez owns his own weanling, a “well-mannered character,” who is by Tribal Rule. Tat Storm Cat stallion was the pride of Ballena Vista, but he died suddenly of a heart attack in May 2014. “Tat hurt,” Jimenez said. “He was such a nice horse, and he got the job done. I was really bummed for two weeks.” Jimenez likes all of the farm’s stallions, including California’s leading sire Bluegrass Cat, grade I winner Eddington, and the well-bred Calimonco. “Tey are all gentlemen in the breeding shed,” Jimenez said, adding that he owns a mare in foal to Calimonco, due in early 2016. Jimenez lives on the farm with his wife and two daughters, ages 18 and 13. “Tey both play softball, and my younger one is taking riding lessons,” he said. “She really likes it and has already started asking for her own horse.” With a tradition of natural equine ability in her blood, it’s no surprise that Jimenez’ daughter inherited his love of horses.


Barretts Fall Sale

CAL-BRED OASIS GOOD JOURNEY COLT TOPS SALE AT $140,000 BY TRACY GANTZ

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he $140,000 California-bred sale-topper, seven other Calbreds, and a California-sired youngster took down nine of the 10 top spots among yearlings sold at the Barretts fall sale at Del Mar Oct. 27. Tey represented a wide variety of sires and sellers, demonstrating the strength of the Toroughbreds being produced in California.

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Deron Pearson’s DP Racing purchased the sale-topper from the consignment of Mary Knight. Janis Whitham bred the son of Good Journey—Southern Oasis, by Southern Halo, and he was foaled and raised at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez. “He’s an extremely balanced, beautifully-built animal,” said Tom Hudson,

manager at Magali. “He’s a gorgeous mover. As a baby, he was one of the fastest horses in the pastures, always in the front.” Te colt is also the last of the line. Good Journey stood at Magali but shuttled to Australia, where he now resides full time. Hudson said that Whitham pensioned stakes-placed Southern Oasis after this colt’s birth. “As a racehorse, she broke a leg, and she was one of the frst horses at Alamo Pintado to get this special surgery—she’s got two plates with 18 screws in her leg,” Hudson said. Southern Oasis received therapy at Magali and improved to where she could become a broodmare. She has also produced 2015 Snow Chief Stakes winner Neveradoubt, by Magali sire Decarchy. “She can live the rest of her life at your farm,” Whitham told Hudson when

The $140,000 sale-topper, shown at Magali Farms, was one of three six-fgure yearlings sold

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they decided Southern Oasis should be pensioned. Two other yearlings brought six fgures at the sale, which this year was expanded to include broodmares and horses of racing age. Harris Farms consigned a Kentucky-bred son of Street Boss—Storm Queen, by Stormy Atlantic, and the colt sold for $120,000 to trainer Jef Bonde. She’s So Pretty was the top-priced flly at $100,000. Tough foaled in Kentucky, she is by Stormin Fever, who stands at Rancho Temescal in Piru, Calif., and she is registered for Cal-bred/ California-sired races. Greg Gilchrist, the leading buyer at the sale, purchased She’s So Pretty, who is out of the Cahill Road mare Cielo Dulce. Stormy Hull and Ginger Samples’ Critter Creek Farm consigned the half sister to stakes winner Sweet Saga. Andy Havens’ Havens Bloodstock Agency led all consignors at the sale. He handled the dispersal of horses owned by the estate of E.W. (Buddy) Johnston in partnership with Patsy Beruman. Havens also sold a $90,000 yearling Calbred flly by frst-year sire Coil. John Brocklebank bought the youngster, who is out of the Tough Knight mare Mia F Eighteen, also the dam of two stakes winners. Barretts sold 124 yearlings for a gross of $2,135,000, an average of $17,218, and a median of $10,000. Tirty-one horses of racing age averaged $9,719, while 20 broodmares averaged $4,910. Seventy yearlings, fve horses of racing age, and six broodmares did not sell. “We were pleased with the sale, and we had a good attendance,” said Kim Lloyd, general manager of Barretts. “When people liked the horses, they went for them pretty strong. Tis was our year of transition, and we’re very pleased with the help we have received from Del Mar.”


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PROFILE

NADINE ANDERSON BY EMILY SHIELDS

TRACY GANTZ PHOTOS

FAIRY TALE EQUINE JOURNEY LEADS TO BRAZEAU FARM

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adine Anderson’s journey from the Arabian horse show world into Toroughbred racing and to then managing Brazeau Toroughbred Farms is intricate and unfolds like a fairy tale. Te Vancouver, Canada, native began her equine career in the Arabian horse show ring, where she had tremendous success. Now she owns Toroughbreds, including the multiple stakes-winning California-bred Wild in the Saddle, who races for Anderson and Cheyenne Ortiz. “I had been a diehard show person, showing at the top national level,” Anderson said. “But really no matter how hard you show and win, you still can’t make money, you only spend it. You can’t eat a trophy or sell your ribbons, so I thought there’s got to be a better way to have my horses

earn their own keep.” Anderson decided to embark on an ambitious campaign of racing her show horses. “It was unheard of at the time, but I put them in race training, where they did amazingly well,” she said. “I had a stallion, Serazim, that had the right type of pedigree, so, when he was 8, I put him in race training. He won races and was a phenomenal horse, and went on to be one of the top endurance sires in the world.” Te success of Anderson’s Arabians had already drawn the attention of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who invited Anderson to the United Arab Emirates and bought numerous United States-bred Arabians. “Arabians are in my heart and always will be, but if you go to the track and watch an Arabian race, followed by a Toroughbred race, it’s night and day,” Anderson said. “I

Nadine Anderson with her Cal-bred stakes winner Wild in the Saddle

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was galloping Toroughbreds at the track to help pay for my Arabian addiction, but I realized the Toroughbreds are a completely diferent level.” Her competitive nature refused to let Anderson approach the Toroughbred world in any other fashion than diving in completely. She worked in Washington frst, then Oregon, and eventually moved to Northern California to gallop for Jerry Hollendorfer. After taking out her assistant trainer’s license, she married a trainer and helped run a large racing operation. “I learned a lot, but I always liked the farm and thought one day I’d like to have a farm or manage one,” Anderson said. “Eventually, I got of the track and managed for Getaway Toroughbred Farms.” When that farm unexpectedly closed in 2012 and sold, 170 horses were left with nowhere to go. Anderson took it upon herself to fnd a new home for the horses. “Tat was the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life,” she said. “Trying to fnd a place was just as difcult as moving them because where do you fnd a place that big? Te days were ticking down, and it wasn’t until three days before they had to be gone that I found a rundown farm with its fencing on the ground. Te barns were full of garbage.” Anderson stayed awake for three days, moving the horses with the help of friends. Right when her fnances had run out and she was ready to give up, fate intervened again, in the form of Paul and Aileen Brazeau. “Tey showed up and asked


if they could buy some horses,” only exceptional looking himAnderson recalled. “Tey were self, but is stamping his foals. my angels.” “Te frst babies are pheFrom that dilapidated dirt nomenal,” Anderson said. “I’ve property emerged Brazeau never had a baby as perfect and Toroughbred Farm, a more beautiful as this one flly by him; than 80-acre, full-service equine she’s everything you could want, facility. friendly and good minded. Tey “We have a phenomenal new have good legs and good hips track that was developed by (Sanand a fair amount of moxie.” ta Anita Racetrack superintenOne of the better-bred dent) Dennis Moore,” Anderson stallions in California is World said. “It has a natural footing Renowned, a son of A.P. Indy completely devoid of rocks, and out of the grade I-winning mare a 19-foot rise from the far turn Splendid Blended. to the top of the stretch. It really “He was her only foal,” Anhelps the horses’ ftness.” derson said. “Every one of his Other farm improvements foals is the spitting image of A.P. include a new training barn Indy, little chips of the same with 30 stalls, a newly fenced block. Splendid Blended was a Stallion Make Music for Me fnished fourth in the Kentucky Derby fve-acre pasture, improvements mare with real heart and desire to the existing well and the to win, but World Renowned is building of a secondary well, and large Anderson said the farm’s layup and a very laid-back stallion.” amounts of newly planted alfalfa. rehabilitation program has increased by Te farm’s frst stallion, Best Minister, “We’re always doing something, 200%. Horses such as the graded stakesis semi-retired from Toroughbreds now constantly,” Anderson said. “Someday placed Cal-bred My Monet have gone on and mostly sires sport horse ofspring. InI might be done with all the building, “holiday” at the farm. Wild in the Saddian Gods rounds out the stallion roster. but not for a while. I put everything into dle’s quality time at the farm has enabled “He only covered eight mares last giving the horses the best lives possible. her to make several comebacks. Te year,” Anderson said, “because we bought “I don’t like box stalls because I think 6-year-old daughter of Silic—Local Law, him so late in the season.” they stand in them too much at the by Wild Deputy, won the 2015 Dream Te son of the late California-bred track, so all of our stalls have a common of Summer Stakes and Tranquility Lake grade I winner Indian Charlie is an wall where horses can visit. Te barns Stakes and has earned $367,218. outcross to the Seattle Slew/A.P. Indy face such so that the afternoon breeze “Paul and Aileen are two of the nicest lines, as well as Storm Cat/Tribal Rule runs through, giving nice airfow. I want people you’ll ever meet,” Anderson said. and Bertrando lines that are prominent to make their lives completely stress free. “Tey love horses, are completely vested in California. Another son of Indian It’s a spa break to come here.” in California racing, and are all about Charlie, Uncle Mo, did exceptionally doing the right thing.” well with his frst crop, siring Sentient Five stallions call Brazeau TorJet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner oughbred Farm home, including elder Nyquist. statesman Stormy Jack, who missed the Although Anderson is a full Tor2015 breeding season but will be back oughbred convert, she still keeps a small for 2016. Te graded stakes-placed stakes contingency of Arabians on the Brazeau winner is one of the few sons of Bertranproperty, where she lives. do standing in the country. “I have three mares and one little “He is looking fabulous this year,” stallion, who is a great-great-grandson of Anderson said. Serazim,” she said. “He’s our teaser and Despite being dismissed in the 2010 can bring anything into season. We have Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! a 98% conception rate, and I believe it’s Brands (gr. I) as a “mere” stakes winner because of him.” on grass, Make Music for Me fnished From the Arabian show ring to Brazeau Weanling colts at Brazeau Farm fourth and went on to be multiple graded Toroughbred Farm, Anderson is a welstakes-placed. Te son of Bernstein is not come fxture in the equine world. www.ctba.com ❙ December 2015 ❙ CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED

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Winners OCTOBER 19, 2015 – NOVEMBER 22, 2015 3-YEAR-OLDS & UP

Angus—Rockeyhillcat: Lakia (3-2), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 11/14, 6f, 1:9.98, $11,220. Birdonthewire—G Ma: Solid Wager (9-3), g, 4 yo, Del Mar, STK, Cary Grant S., 11/22, 7f, 1:22.23, $57,000. Bluegrass Cat—Riche Americaine (FR): American Aristocat (215-124), g, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 10/30, 1mi (T), 1:37.89, $6,300. Bluegrass Cat—Riche Americaine (FR): American Aristocat (215-124), g, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 11/21, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:44.17, $6,300. Bushwacker—Lucy Loup: Oneandonlyloveman (33-14), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 11/15, 5 1/2f, 1:3.50, $10,800. City Zip—Moscow Rising: Eleven Zip (263-140), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 10/31, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:46.09, $21,060. City Zip—Hickory (CHI): Alert Bay (263-140), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 11/6, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:43.75, $25,740. Crafty C. T.—Lucy's Wild Again: Slycy (6-3), g, 8 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 11/15, 5f, 57.50, $6,300. Decarchy—Madam: My Monet (75-44), f, 4 yo, Del Mar, STK, Betty Grable S., 11/8, 7f, 1:23.16, $57,000. Decarchy—Smokin' Charlotte: Smokin' Steve (75-44), c, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 11/13, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:45.18, $12,240. Desert Code—Madam General: Desert Madam (47-26), f, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 10/22, 1mi, 1:39.78, $31,800. Desert Code—Lujien Lujien: Desert Steel (47-26), f, 3 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 11/22, 5f (T), 56.30, $42,900. Downtown Seattle—Toomanytomorrows: Toomanytomatoes (2-2), m, 6 yo, Del Mar, STR, 11/22, 1mi, 1:37.91, $20,160. Even the Score—Ode to Elaine: Fast Magoo (72-41), f, 4 yo, Del Mar, STR, 11/15, 6f, 1:10.78, $15,840. Globalize—Shebang (IRE): Global Magician (26-13), g, 3 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 11/19, 5f (T), 57.18, $31,800. Good Journey—Lustrous: Radiant Journey (58-29), f, 4 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 11/14, 5f (T), 56.32, $41,340. Grazen—Showtime Apollo: Barbara Beatrice (33-21), f, 3 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 10/31, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:42.71, $31,800. Harlington—Pretti Woman: Uzziel (54-37), f, 4 yo, Del Mar, STK, Goldikova S. (gr. IIT ), 11/1, 1mi (T), 1:34.77, $120,000. Hold Me Back—Glamorous Miss: Holdthismiss (90-47), c, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 11/20, 5f (T), 56.62, $22,620. Idiot Proof—Marissa's Joy: Richard's Boy (13-7), g, 3 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 11/12, 5f (T), 56.42, $46,020. Include—Masterful Lass: Avanti Bello (104-51), c, 3 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 11/6, 1mi, 1:36.76, $31,800. Kafwain—Unbridled Prayer: Pray Hard (75-41), g, 4 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 10/31, 6f, 1:9.18, $31,800. Larry the Legend—Glimmering: Enlightened (2-1), m, 6 yo, Turf Paradise, AOC, 11/3, about 1mi, 1:36.48, $12,400. Lucky Pulpit—Royal Woodman: Woodmans Luck (119-54), g, 7 yo, Remington Park, SOC, 10/28, 1mi 70yd, 1:42.47, $9,696. Lucky Pulpit—Tamarack Bay: Luckarack (119-54), g, 7 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 11/7, 6f, 1:9.39, $7,800. Lucky Pulpit—Royal Woodman: Woodmans Luck (119-54), g, 7 yo, Remington Park, ALW, 11/19, 1mi 70yd, 1:42.03, $21,525. McCann's Mojave—Go Jaylo: Go Mojave Go (45-23), g, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 10/25, 6f, 1:8.96, $21,060. Memo (CHI)—Sweethrtofsigmachi: Memphis Mobster (11-6), g, 8 yo, Portland Meadows, STK, Mt. Hood S., 11/3, 6f, 1:9.84, $9,488. Ministers Wild Cat—Mrs. Began: Whine for Wine (93-45), g, 4 yo, Zia Park, AOC, 10/24, 1mi, 1:37.21, $18,000.

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Mizzen Mast—Gone to Party: Judge Carr (132-68), g, 5 yo, Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races, AOC, 11/4, 1 1/16mi, 1:47.09, $16,200. Mizzen Mast—Gone to Party: Judge Carr (132-68), g, 5 yo, Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races, AOC, 11/18, 6 1/2f, 1:17.85, $17,400. Noverre—Alaana's Song (AUS): Marynetta (1-1), m, 7 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 11/1, 5 1/2f, 1:3.89, $6,300. Papa Clem—Avranches (FR): Mon Petite (79-35), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 10/30, 1mi (T), 1:38.18, $21,060. Point Given—Lookn Mighty Fine: Hotaling Heart (63-31), f, 4 yo, Turf Paradise, SOC, 11/10, 6 1/2f, 1:18.78, $4,811. Pure Prize—Amadamprez: Champions Gate (150-86), g, 6 yo, Thistledown, AOC, 10/19, 5 1/2f, 1:5.28, $16,200. Rock Hard Ten—Spritz: Lucy in Diamonds (148-84), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 11/22, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:44.39, $21,060. Sought After—Proud Gal: Hunted Guy (26-11), g, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 10/23, 5 1/2f, 1:3.21, $6,300. Square Eddie—Heckuva Rush: Pay the Fine (58-38), c, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 10/25, about 6 1/2f, 1:13.62, $31,800. Square Eddie—Heckuva Rush: Pay the Fine (58-38), c, 3 yo, Del Mar, ALW, 11/15, 5f (T), 56.15, $41,340. Swiss Yodeler—Nostalgie: French Alps (63-32), m, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 11/8, 6f, 1:10.70, $7,800. Thisnearlywasmine—Zorra Roja: Fast and Foxy (17-5), m, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 10/30, 6f, 1:9.45, $22,620. Tizbud—Classy Lass: Tiz a Classy Lass (37-21), m, 5 yo, Del Mar, STR, 11/6, 1mi (T), 1:36.08, $20,160. Tribal Rule—Ava G: Tribal Dude (160-96), g, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 10/31, 6f, 1:10.04, $12,240. Tribal Rule—Touching: Brando the Birdman (160-96), g, 4 yo, Turf Paradise, AOC, 11/3, 6f, 1:9.61, $6,076. Tribal Rule—Smooth Quest: Q' Viva (160-96), f, 4 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 11/14, 6 1/2f, 1:17.23, $31,800. Tribal Rule—Sunday Dress: Sunday Rules (160-96), f, 4 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 11/22, 5f (T), 56.10, $46,020. Tribal Rule—Gambler's Hope: Bellanza (160-96), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 11/22, 5f (T), 57.50, $6,300. Unusual Heat—Grilltoperfection: He's Very Rare (117-67), g, 7 yo, Turf Paradise, AOC, 11/2, about 7 1/2f, 1:29.58, $11,904. Unusual Heat—True Melody: Know Plans (117-67), g, 6 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 11/15, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:42.44, $31,800. Vronsky—Styledtoperfection: Stylesky (52-28), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 10/24, 6f, 1:10.15, $12,240. Vronsky—Vicki's Mandate: Sky Forever (52-28), f, 4 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 10/30, 5f (T), 56.73, $31,800. Vronsky—Pinky's Posh: Poshsky (52-28), g, 5 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 11/6, 1 1/8mi (T), 1:47.93, $42,900. Vronsky—Siberian Silver: Awesome Silver (52-28), g, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 11/15, 6f, 1:10.07, $21,060. War Chant—One Tough Cat: Nite Delite (75-38), f, 3 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 11/20, 5f (T), 56.58, $31,800. War Pass—Wisconsin Lady: Ore Pass (42-27), g, 5 yo, Laurel Park, STR, 11/21, 7f, 1:24.44, $14,250. Wilko—Starlet Sky: Qiaona (54-32), m, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 11/22, 1 1/16mi, 1:44.35, $22,620.

2-YEAR-OLDS

Harlington—Pretti Woman: Coniah (54-37), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 11/13, 6f, 1:11.04, $16,200. Heatseeker (IRE)—Clouds of Glory: Glory Bound (52-22), g, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, SOC, 10/25, 1mi, 1:39.26, $20,160. Run Brother Ron—Thrillofalifetime: Gunslinger Rules (3-1), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 10/25, 6f, 1:11.15, $12,240.

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The accompanying list includes runners that are both California-foaled and California-sired winners in 2015 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.

Slew's Tiznow—Tribal Feathers: Tribal Headdress (12-4), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 10/25, 6f, 1:10.03, $12,240. Southern Image—Special Smoke: Smokey Image (67-34), c, 2 yo, Del Mar, STK, Golden State Juvenile S., 10/30, 7f, 1:22.94, $110,000. Tribal Rule—Tuesdays With P: Star of Munster (160-96), f, 2 yo, Del Mar, SOC, 10/30, 6f, 1:11.74, $20,160. Unusual Heat—Hotlantic: Pacifc Heat (117-67), f, 2 yo, Del Mar, STK, Golden State Juvenile Fillies S., 10/29, 7f, 1:24.31, $110,000.

MAIDENS AFFIRMATIVE BG Thoroughbred Farm (951) 654-9100 Affrmative—Lake Sunshine: Warren's Tea Party (28-12), m, 5 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 11/8, 4 1/2f, 53.32, $3,425. Alymagic—Ess Sa Ba: Squire Red's Laddy (8-5), c, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/12, 1mi (T), 1:39.09, $7,800. Alymagic—Refreshing Song: All Magic (8-5), g, 4 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 11/14, 4 1/2f, 52.34, $3,480. Aragorn (IRE)—Take the Picture: Tequila Mary (83-41), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/8, 1mi (T), 1:39.40, $7,800. Artie Schiller—Trapunto: Artemisia (156-69), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/13, 6f, 1:11.57, $4,950.

ATTICUS Magali Farms (805) 693 1777 www.magalifarms.com Atticus—Gracious Girl: Sawyer's Jett (28-8), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 10/25, 6f, 1:11.12, $20,280. Atticus—Flyindownbaylaurel: Rob's Pal (28-8), g, 5 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 11/21, 1mi, 1:38.31, $10,200. Awesome Gambler—Excessive Girl: L J's Awesome Girl (50-18), f, 2 yo, Zia Park, MCL, 11/14, 5 1/2f, 1:6.20, $7,800. Awesome Spirit—Chimera Star: Tizthespirit (10-4), g, 4 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 11/1, 4 1/2f, 52.06, $3,315. Bat Mobile—Bruheria: Esperanza's Mobile (8-2), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 10/25, 1mi, 1:40.11, $4,400. Belong to Me—Held Fast: Claudia Mae (51-23), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 11/21, 6f, 1:10.79, $20,280. Benchmark—Tina's Love: Judge Randi (76-40), f, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 11/10, 1mi, 1:42.68, $3,828. Cee's Tizzy—Paris Design: Good Player (15-7), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/6, 6f, 1:12.32, $3,850. Cindago—Shay: Go Goldie Go (39-15), g, 4 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 11/11, 6f, 1:10.67, $4,210. City Zip—Quick Breeze: City Siren (263-140), f, 2 yo, Laurel Park, MSW, 10/23, 5 1/2f, 1:4.44, $22,800. City Zip—Monkey Face: Zip the Monkey (263-140), g, 3 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 11/21, 1mi (T), 1:37.19, $31,200.

CYCLOTRON Old English Rancho (909) 947 3911 Cyclotron—Sister Sally: Cyclone Sally (20-10), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 10/25, 6f, 1:9.60, $7,800. Cyclotron—Moana Loa: Aparri (20-10), f, 4 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 10/31, 6f, 1:10.62, $10,200.


GALLANT SON

PEPPERED CAT

Malabar Gold – Explicitly, by Exploit

Tabasco Cat – Morning Meadow, by Meadow Lake

Fee: $2,000-LF Fee: $3,000-LF • Graded Stakes Winner and the Only Son of Malabar Gold to Stand in California! Retired with earnings of $552,528. • From 11 wins his record includes 9 stakes victories including the G3 Inglewood Handicap defeating Eclipse Award winner ACCLAMATION. • By Graded Stakes winner, MALABAR GOLD, a 1 million Yearling purchase at Keeneland Sept 1998 Yearling Sale. • Out of the winning EXPLOIT Mare Explicitly, Gallant Son is a half-brother to Korean Horse of the Year ACE GALLOPER and stakes-placed Royal Galloper, the same family as Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I) winner FLEET STREET DANCER, stakes winner and sire PONCHE and Canadian Sovereign Award 1993 Champion.

• By Multiple GI stakes winner TABASCO CAT ($2,347,671) out of multiple graded stakes winner MORNING MEADOW ($394,760). • PEPPERED CAT has Progeny earnings $2.1 Million+ including G3 Stakes winner PEPPER CROWN ($377,688) San Francisco Mile S.) and the Berkeley H. • Multiple stakes-placed Condiment (listed on the 2012 Experimental Free Handicap for fllies) Sweetly Peppered ($221,400) and Pepnic, etc. • Average earnings per runner $61,662

UNDER CAUTION

FULLBRIDLED

A.P. Indy – Coldheartedcat, by Storm Cat

Unbridled’s Song – Constantia, by Relaunch

Fee: $1,500-LF

Fee $1.500 LF

• By Horse of the year and Classic winner A.P. INDY leading • By leading sire UNBRIDLED’S SONG, sire of Champions MIDSHIPMAN and WILL TAKE CHARGE. sire twice, sire of BERNARDINI, MINESHAFT, RAGS TO • Out of Constantia by RELAUNCH, leading Broodmare sire of RICHES, etc. 127 SWs, including Horse of the Year GHOSTZAPPER. • Out of the winning STORM CAT mare Coldheartedcat, she • 78% Winners/Runners, including stakes-placed allowance is a half-sister to CAVEAT, DEW LINE. BALTIC CHILL and Winters’ Love, dam of TRANQUILITY LAKE ($1,662,390) and winner Wonforgus, Churchill Downs allowance winner FULL DANCER ($256,165) Santa Anita Track Record Setter leading California sire, BENCHMARK. KLASSY SAINT and Allowance winner NO TIME LIMIT. • Sire of 67% Winners and Placers in his First Crop including 5 1/2 length Rich In Tradition 5 1/4 length winner Brawler and 3 Length winner Bartok’s Pride.

RENDEZVOUS

GOTHAM CITY

Victory Gallop – Halo Babe, by Southern Halo

Saint Ballado – What a Reality, by in Reality

Fee: $1,500-LF • Graded stakes placed earner of $447,805 by Classic winner and Champion older horse VICTORY GALLOP • Finished third to Champion ACCLAMATION in the G2 Jim Murray H. and third to CHOCOLATE CANDY in the El Camino Real Derby G3 • First foals are 2 yr-olds of 2015

Fee: $1,500-LF • By SAINT BALLADO, sire of Horse of the Year and champion SAINT LIAM and two time champion ASHADO out of the stakes producing mare What a Reality • GOTHAM CITY has progeny earnings of $2.9 million+ and average earning per starter $28,052 Including stakes-placed King City King ($174,956), Comissioner Gordon and Vincenza (California Governor’s Cup H.)

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Winners OCTOBER 19, 2015 – NOVEMBER 22, 2015 LUCKY J.H. Harris Farms (800) 311 6211 www.harrisfarms.com

DESERT CODE Harris Farms (800) 311 6211 www.harrisfarms.com Desert Code—Show Bug: Mitzi G (47-26), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 10/22, 5f, 59.26, $3,850. Dixie Chatter—Wide Eyed View: Derby Chatter (56-26), g, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 10/22, 5 1/2f, 1:6.52, $16,800. Dixie Chatter—Eleanor Rose: Son of Eleanor (56-26), g, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MOC, 10/31, about 7 1/2f, 1:31.17, $7,518. Don'tsellmeshort—Albertrandi: Silver Flyer (46-22), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/1, 6f, 1:11.87, $4,400. Don'tsellmeshort—Gift to Bob: Here Comes Bobbie (46-22), f, 4 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 11/15, 4 1/2f, 52.73, $3,425. Flame Thrower—My Special Moment: Special Momentum (13-9), g, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 10/19, 5f, 58.10, $3,711. Flame Thrower—Chulla Bel: Sizzling Bel (13-9), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 11/22, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:46.65, $20,280.

FOREST COMMAND Oak Hill Farm (805) 467 9250 oakhilljk@aol.com Forest Command—Forbidden Sea: Forbidden Command (7-4), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 10/31, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:47.68, $7,800.

GOTHAM CITY Daehling Ranch (916) 685 4965 www.daehlingranch.com Gotham City—Dancer Ivonne: My Friend George (12-8), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 10/25, 6f, 1:10.89, $4,950. Grace Upon Grace—Air Force Woman: Suavemente (12-7), g, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 10/22, 5 1/2f, 1:6.18, $16,800. Grace Upon Grace—Sweet Elite: Sweet Bea (12-7), f, 2 yo, Zia Park, MSW, 10/25, 5 1/2f, 1:6.71, $14,700. Grace Upon Grace—Thelma Jean: Gracie Jean (12-7), f, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 10/26, 6f, 1:12.33, $3,750. Grazen—Mark Set Go: Tough It Out (33-21), g, 2 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 11/12, 1mi (T), 1:36.62, $31,200. Grey Memo—Seeing Rainbows: What a Rainbow (28-13), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/15, 1mi, 1:41.64, $4,400. Henrythenavigator—Lion Heart's Bluff: Navigator's Lion (96-44), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 10/23, 5f, 57.25, $3,850. High Brite—Cinderella Liberty: Our Princecharming (15-7), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/6, 1mi, 1:40.95, $3,850. Indygo Shiner—Cremedelagold: Shiny Nugget (133-72), r, 2 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 11/7, 6 1/2f, 1:17.62, $12,600. Informed—Lady in Love: Informed Lover (5-3), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 10/30, 6f, 1:12.26, $4,950. Kafwain—Silk Queen: Turn Your Eyes (75-41), c, 2 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 10/30, 6f, 1:10.01, $31,200.

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Lucky J. H.—Oceans Reality: Lucky Reality (39-20), g, 3 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 11/6, 5 1/2f, 1:4.21, $10,200. Lucky J. H.—Winning Tale: Lucky to Win (39-20), f, 2 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 11/20, 5 1/2f, 1:5.31, $31,200.

Southern Image—Common Truth: Image of Truth (67-34), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/20, 6f, 1:12.60, $4,950. Square Eddie—Clerical Error (IRE): Dressed to a T (58-38), f, 3 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 11/15, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:42.70, $31,200.

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Lucky Pulpit—Adarlyn Cat: Cat Onthe Fence (119-54), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 10/22, 5f, 58.92, $4,400. Lucky Pulpit—Sierra Freedom: Sunday Pulpit (119-54), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/19, 5 1/2f, 1:4.96, $5,500. Marino Marini—Runaway Mother: Jack No (74-35), g, 4 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 10/31, 6f, 1:10.12, $3,750. McCann's Mojave—Lucky Lexie: McCann's Lucky One (45-23), g, 3 yo, Portland Meadows, MCL, 11/10, 1 1/16mi, 1:50.47, $2,695. Midnight Lute—Street Band: Twisted (126-59), f, 3 yo, Zia Park, MCL, 11/17, 5 1/2f, 1:5.57, $5,700. Midnight Lute—Candi Capri: Midnight Ming (126-59), c, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 11/22, 6f, 1:11.17, $20,280. Ministers Wild Cat—Big Easy: Take It Easyplease (93-45), f, 3 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 11/14, 6 1/2f, 1:17.03, $10,200. The Pamplemousse—Gizmo Girl: Grape Fizz (15-9), f, 2 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 11/7, 5 1/2f, 1:4.72, $5,413. The Pamplemousse—Expense: Counterplay (15-9), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/14, 5 1/2f, 1:4.59, $4,400. Papa Clem—Way Up: Cowboy (79-35), c, 3 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 11/1, 1mi (T), 1:36.22, $31,200.

Surf Cat—G. I. Betty: Big Wave Betty (34-24), f, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 11/3, 4 1/2f, 52.42, $3,828.

PEPPERED CAT Daehling Ranch (916) 685 4965 www.daehlingranch.com Peppered Cat—Crown This Lady: He's a Pepper (22-12), c, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 11/5, 6f, 1:11.59, $20,280. Peppered Cat—Mistical One: Kaja (22-12), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/13, 5 1/2f, 1:4.93, $4,400. Phantom Wildcat—Chic Charbono: California Wildcat (2-2), f, 2 yo, Laurel Park, MCL, 11/15, 6f, 1:12.81, $15,390. Pioneerof the Nile—Serela: Miss Star Maker (107-51), f, 3 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 10/30, 1mi, 1:36.64, $10,200. Siberian Summer—Hayate: Palm Canyon (26-12), f, 4 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 11/1, 4 1/2f, 53.06, $3,480. Sierra Sunset—Sharoana: Senator Robert (9-3), c, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/13, 6f, 1:10.90, $9,000. Skimming—Lost Prophet: Prophetinparadise (27-15), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 10/23, 6f, 1:11.42, $8,400. Slew's Tiznow—Regina S.: Slew's Arch (12-4), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/7, 1mi, 1:41.34, $4,950. Slew's Tiznow—One Bye One: One Bye Two (12-4), f, 2 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 11/13, 5 1/2f, 1:5.33, $12,600. Southern Africa—Be Right Back: Back From Africa (6-3), g, 4 yo, Hawthorne, MCL, 10/23, 5 1/2f, 1:6.64, $4,800. Southern Image—Tiz Misty: Tiz Pleasant (67-34), f, 2 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 11/12, 6f, 1:12.37, $16,800.

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TANNERSMYMAN Woodbridge Farm (209) 576 0692 www.woodbridgethoroughbreds.com Tannersmyman—Kriskeri: Che Che (43-22), m, 6 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/21, 5 1/2f, 1:4.93, $5,500. Thorn Song—Gonna Be a Beaute: Danzig Thorn Song (20-6), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/22, 1mi, 1:40.93, $3,850.

TIZBUD Harris Farms (800) 311 6211 www.harrisfarms.com Tizbud—Sheer Piracy: Lady Swann (37-21), m, 6 yo, Portland Meadows, MCL, 11/16, 5 1/2f, 1:6.02, $2,695. Tribal Rule—Corissa's Birthday: Easy Grader (160-96), f, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 10/22, 6f, 1:11.75, $31,200. Tribal Rule—Cielo Dulce: Nine Point Nine (160-96), f, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 10/25, 5 1/2f, 1:6.14, $16,800. Tribal Rule—Moossa's Girl: Moossa's Legacy (160-96), f, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 11/11, 6f, 1:11.60, $3,672. Tribal Rule—Stacie's Smile: One Simple Rule (160-96), f, 2 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 11/14, 5 1/2f, 1:6.00, $3,828. Tribal Rule—Kissout: Kissin Katy (160-96), f, 2 yo, Hawthorne, MCL, 11/17, 5 1/2f, 1:5.10, $5,880. Triumphant Flight—Edamame: Feed Me (3-1), f, 3 yo, Portland Meadows, MCL, 10/27, 5f, 59.79, $2,695.

VRONSKY Old English Rancho (909) 947 3911 Vronsky—Black Valentine: Roo's Valentine (52-28), f, 2 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 11/5, 1mi (T), 1:37.42, $31,200. Vronsky—Do It in Style: A New Trend (52-28), g, 3 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 11/6, 6 1/2f, 1:17.16, $16,800. Whatsthescript (IRE)—Ayzal (GB): Ay Ay Ay (22-11), f, 4 yo, Gulfstream Park West, MCL, 11/6, 5f (T), 58.79, $8,400. Wild Rocket—Constantly Classy: Didda Did It (7-2), f, 4 yo, Turf Paradise, MOC, 10/30, about 7 1/2f, 1:32.14, $7,363.


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INJECTION REACTIONS BY HEATHER SMITH THOMAS

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Reactions can happen even when injections are given properly and nothing is wrong with the vaccine or drug being injected. Any time you inject a product into your horse, potential exists for an adverse reaction. Reactions are even more likely to occur, however, if vaccine or medication is given improperly (wrong site, wrong dosage, etc.) or if questionable products are injected. Katherine Wilson, a clinical assistant professor of large animal medicine at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Va., says that intramuscular and intravenous are the two primary routes for injecting medications into horses. “Usually, we don’t recommend that owners try to give intravenous injections unless their veterinarian teaches them how to do it,” Wilson said. “Te usual IV route is into the jugular vein in the neck. Just behind the jugular vein is the carotid artery. If you inject a drug into that artery, it goes directly into the brain. Tis may cause anything from seizures to death. People need to be aware of this risk.” Intramuscular injections are easier to give than IV injections and usually less risky, although some risk exists if certain products get into an artery. “Usually, however, those arteries (which are deep in the muscle) are not going directly into the brain,” said Wilson. “If you are injecting into a muscle and accidentally get into an artery, it’s generally not 70

WHAT HORSE OWNERS NEED TO KNOW Any time an antibiotic is injected into a horse, the potential exists for an adverse reaction

as bad as if you injected directly into the carotid artery. “But many of the things we inject into the muscle are not supposed to get directly into the bloodstream. If they do get into a vein or artery while you are injecting them, they can sometimes cause immediate reaction in the horse.” Procaine penicillin G is the classic example. “Tere are many diferent reasons for the reaction that might occur,” said Wilson. “Sometimes there can be allergic reaction to the drug. But in the case of penicillin, the horse is reacting to some of the

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other compounds in the penicillin. If this material gets into a blood vessel, the horse immediately becomes hyper-excitable and trembling. Depending on how much got into the blood vessel, the horse might start to panic, circling in the stall, pulling away from the handler, and running through fences if it’s outdoors, or may collapse and go immediately into a seizure on the ground.” Tis violent reaction usually lasts a few minutes but seems like a long time to anyone witnessing it, hoping the horse won’t accidentally kill itself or injure the people nearby.

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dverse reactions occasionally occur in horses after injection. Te reaction may be as minor as swelling at the injection site, or a serious allergic reaction resulting in hives all over the body. Most serious is a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction in which the horse goes into shock and collapses after the injection.


“Tis is why, when we insert the needle, we draw back on the syringe plunger to make sure we haven’t gotten into a blood vessel,” said Wilson. “However, with all the cases of penicillin reaction that I’ve seen, the person doing the injection did aspirate the plunger and did not see any blood. “Even though this technique is a requirement when giving an IM injection, it doesn’t necessarily prevent the material from getting into a blood vessel. One reason, especially with penicillin, is that it is very thick. Since you have to push a bit harder on the plunger to get it into the animal, this may push the needle in deeper than it was when you aspirated to check for blood. “Usually, we don’t like to inject more than 15 to 20 ml in one site. But even at that volume you may end up breaking small capillaries and blood vessels due to the pressure of that much material pushed in there, and some of it may be accidentally absorbed directly into the bloodstream.”

nephrine, and sometimes antihistamine or NSAIDs. Te biggest problem with horses is that their nasal passages swell shut and they can’t breathe—since horses can’t breathe through the mouth. Sometimes it can also be an allergic reaction in the lungs, and they can’t breathe very well at all. “Most times the swelling is mainly in the upper airways and nose, and in an emergency situation you could fnd some small-diameter hose that you could put into the nostrils and

While penicillin in the bloodstream can cause serious problems, other products getting into a blood vessel can be even more dangerous. Anaphylactic reaction in most cases can occur within fve to 10 minutes after injection, and it can cause a horse’s death, says Wilson. “Essentially, the animal is having a very rapid immune response to the foreign material you injected,” said Wilson. “Sometimes there is swelling around the site of injection. Often the head will start to swell, or the horse will develop hives immediately. Te horse may have difculty breathing, and that’s the big risk.” Tese reactions happen so quickly that if the veterinarian is the person who injected the horse, he/she will still be on the farm and can administer treatment. It’s always a good idea to observe the horse for about an hour after a vaccination, or at least 30 minutes, to make sure there’s no anaphylactic reaction. “When a person has a fu shot, they make you sit there for 10 minutes while they watch you,” Wilson said. “If a horse ever does have an anaphylactic reaction, the main things that can help are drugs that help counter the over-reactive efects of the immune system, such as corticosteroids, epi-

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ANAPHYLACTIC REACTIONS

One indication of a serious allergic reaction resulting from an injection is hives all over the body

keep the passages open. Te horse could keep breathing through the pieces of hose.” A delayed hypersensitivity reaction can also happen, but it is often not as severe as an anaphylactic reaction. “Usually, the horse doesn’t get to the point where it can’t breathe, but it could,” said Wilson. “Tis type of reaction usually doesn’t appear so quickly. It may occur a few hours later or even the next day. “Most of the time these horses just develop hives all over the body. Te horse may be itchy or excitable. If this happens regularly after vaccination, the reactions may be worse in the future; the horse might develop anaphylaxis the next time. In this situation it’s best to avoid giving that horse the same product again.”

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LOCAL SWELLING/PAIN

It’s always good to observe the horse for about an hour after a vaccination

Localized swelling and/or pain are the most common reactions to an intramuscular injection, like a person’s arm being sore and swollen after getting a vaccination. “I have seen horses that have such painful swelling in their neck that they won’t put their head down to eat or drink,” said Wilson. “Probably the biggest efect is that the soreness/stifness inhibits movement. It’s best to not inject anything into the horse’s neck, especially vaccines, during the two or three days before a race because the horse uses its head and neck so much for balance and movement. If the horse is stif, it can’t perform very well. “If the horse does develop a little bit of swelling and pain, the injection site should be monitored. If it becomes larger or more www.ctba.com ❙ December 2015 ❙ CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED

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painful, or if the horse because the clostridial develops a fever, it needs bacteria produce toxins attention. Te swellthat not only afect loing and pain should go cal tissues but also sysaway within 24 to 48 temically as well. Some hours. If it doesn’t, this of these horses may die, may mean the horse and at minimum end will develop an abscess. up with severe disfgure“Oftentimes, when ment.” a horse develops swellTreatment must coning and pain that is tinue for a long time noticeable the day after while the area heals the injection (especially over. It’s similar to a with a vaccination), the deep burn in which all horse will also have a the skin and sometimes mild fever and may be even part of the muscle dull and of feed. In this is gone. situation have a veteriSome types of injecnarian come and look To minimize the risk for reactions, it’s best to inject into a large muscle area with tions seem riskier for good blood supply such as the neck at the horse.” clostridial infections. In some cases the “One of the most veterinarian might prescribe an anti-in- state for a long time and then multiply common is funixin meglumine (Banafammatory medication so the horse will when conditions are right. Tey grow mine), if it is given in the muscle rather feel better and start eating and drinking best in an airless environment without than in the vein,” said Wilson. “Tis is again. Some horses react more adversely oxygen, like bruised and damaged tissue probably due to a combination of things, than others and take a couple of days to with very little blood supply. including the fact that funixin is one of “When they multiply, they produce a the more frequent drugs given to horses. feel better again after vaccination. “If the pain and swelling are due to lot of toxins that damage the surrounding Tere is also some thought that this drug the start of an abscess, it’s usually because tissue and produce gas,” said Wilson. “All sets up an ideal pH in the tissues for these some contamination went in with the in- the tissue and muscle around that area bacteria to grow in. Usually, a person is jection,” said Wilson, “although in some may die and slough of. Tis infection can injecting at least 5 to 10 mls of funixin, instances horses can develop abscesses that spread up through the facial planes (the and it does cause local tissue damage just layers of tissue around the muscles). If a because of the volume being pushed into are not bacterial. “Usually, when a horse develops an ab- horse gets an injection in the neck and the muscle. scess, we ultrasound the area to fnd the then develops clostridial myonecrosis, the “My recommendation when a horse abscess and lance it. We open it up, fush whole side of the neck might eventually must be given funixin is to wait and have it, and provide a drain until it can heal. be afected and slough away. Te necrotic the veterinarian administer it IV unless it’s Usually an abscess won’t lead to a disfgur- area may spread clear up to the head and an emergency situation and your vet isn’t ing scar when it heals, but it certainly can, down to the shoulder. going to get there for several hours. “Usually, those horses feel really sick and depending on how big it is.” “Another alternative, rather than havhave a fever. Tey are of feed and depressed ing the owner give it intramuscularly, is CLOSTRIDIAL INFECTION to squirt the injectable product “Te worst kind of abscess is developorally into the horse’s mouth. It ment of clostridial myonecrosis after an is readily absorbed through the injection,” said Wilson. “Te common membranes inside the mouth. term for that is gas gangrene. Tis type Tis is not a labeled usage, and of infection is caused by a certain type of it’s not legal to prescribe it that clostridial bacteria that are in the environway because there is an alterment, everywhere. native oral paste product. But “Tere is a lot of debate about whether the paste has to get into the they actually live within the horse’s musstomach and small intestine to cle tissue (and are already there when you be absorbed; it takes longer to inject the horse) or if they have to come in start working. So if the horse from the outside. Te main thing is that owner has the injectable prodthey are everywhere in the environment.” uct, it could be given orally in If hives occur regularly following vaccinations, the horse Tese bacteria can be in a dormant might develop anaphylaxsis the next time an emergency if the veterinarian 72

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Health recommends doing this. “Most intramuscular injections of funixin do not result in clostridial myonecrosis, but I certainly wouldn’t want it to happen to my horse.” To minimize the risk for reactions, it’s best to inject into a large muscle area with good blood supply (for absorbing the injection). “Tis is why we like to use the neck, and the muscles at the back of the hind leg,” said Wilson. “We don’t use the gluteal muscles (rump). Even though those are very big muscles and can absorb the injection nicely, if it did happen to develop an abscess or clostridial myonecrosis, it would be nearly impossible to establish good drainage. We rely on gravity to help drain an abscess.” Always inject into a clean, dry area. “Some people wipe the area with alcohol before injecting, but then it must be allowed to dry frst so you are not injecting into wet skin,” said Wilson. “Alcohol does not sterilize anything, but it can help remove surface debris. You’d have to clip the hair of and use a surgical scrub for 10 minutes (not alcohol), to get it really clean. So I rarely wipe with alcohol. If the horse is muddy and the mud is dry, I just brush of the mud with a brush or towel and try to inject into a clean, dry area.” If a horse always reacts to vaccination by being dull for a couple days, or stif and sore, giving anti-infammatory medication can minimize this. “A lot of people give those horses funixin just before vaccination, to have some anti-infammatory already on board,” Wilson said. “If the horse has had one of the more serious reactions or hypersensitivity reaction like hives or anaphylaxis, generally it’s not the vaccine itself that causes the reaction, but rather the adjuvant. Sometimes, if a horse reacts to one brand of rabies vaccine, for instance, it may not react to another.” If the horse is sensitive to vaccination against one of the diseases you don’t want to omit in the annual health program, you might try changing products. “If the horse reacts to one of the combination products, such as the eastern/western encephalomyelitis and tetanus combination, it’s rare that the horse would react to the tetanus part,” said Wilson. “Most 74

horses would be reacting to the adjuvant. It might be worth trying diferent brands or diferent combinations.” Te horse might also react less to the vaccines given separately, a couple of weeks apart, rather than giving one combo vaccine that covers four or fve diferent diseases. Some drugs should always be given intravenously and never into the muscle. “Tey can cause chemical damage to the muscle tissues,” said Wilson. “Phenylbutazone (Bute) is an example; it should be given IV. If some of it leaks out of the

vein into the tissues, it causes the tissue to die and slough of.” Some antibiotics are also irritating to muscle tissue. For instance, oxytetracycline should only be given IV to horses. It should never be injected into a horse’s muscle or it will cause severe pain and “burning” of the tissues. It’s always important to use proper injection sites and techniques, follow label directions for administration and storage of the product, and pay attention to expiration dates to minimize the risk for problems.

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Wins

Stakes Wins

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC Perry Martin & Steve Coburn Reddam Racing LLC Harris Farms Nick Alexander Terry C. Lovingier Benjamin C. Warren Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams Dr. & Mrs. William T. Gray DVM Madera Thoroughbreds LLC Old English Rancho Michael E. Pegram, Karl Watson & Paul Weitman Jack Nakkashian, Harry Bederian & Harout Kamberian Dahlberg Farms LLC Francoise Dupuis & Louise Julian Liberty Road Stables Pam & Martin Wygod Joseph P. Morey Jr. Revocable Trust Ridgeley Farm LLC Nadine Anderson Thomas Newton Bell & Ross John McLeod Harold Tillema & Pamela Tillema C Punch Ranch, Inc. James W. McKenney & Tammy McKenney Ballena Vista Farm Estate of Alesia, BranJam Stables & Ciaglia Racing, LLC Steven Greco Ellen Jackson Alex Paszkeicz Harris Farms & Donald Valpredo William L. Hedrick & Judy Hedrick Madeline Auerbach & Barry Abrams Howard & Janet Siegel Racing LLC Dinesh Maniar Old English Rancho, Patsy Berumen & Sal Berumen George Schmitt & Mary Clare Schmitt Mark Gorman & Doug O’Neill Eagle Oak Ranch, LLC Thomas W. Bachman Lou Neve Milt A. Policzer B&B Zietz Stables, Inc. Summer Mayberry Joseph A. Duffel Heinz H. Steinmann Donald R. Dizney Daehling Ranch LLC John Ernst & Allegra Ernst Applebite Farms Old English Rancho & Berumen Nick Cafarchia Baseline Equine LLC SLU, Inc. Mercedes Stables LLC George Krikorian

668 3 305 621 215 661 320 172 93 41 151 10 12 90 6 211 134 101 131 86 8 13 32 22 81 6 20 123 89 31 87 48 85 110 59 91 11 20 48 50 92 42 4 78 49 95 122 18 88 39 101 79 35 30 19

98 0 45 94 40 84 36 27 19 8 23 6 5 15 3 27 26 24 14 9 4 7 9 5 10 3 6 20 14 5 17 9 17 12 8 11 3 5 6 8 8 4 3 16 13 14 12 2 8 6 5 10 4 3 5

3 0 3 0 2 1 3 1 4 3 2 5 2 2 2 3 0 0 1 0 3 2 4 2 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

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Leading Earner

Singing Kitty ($267,800) California Chrome ($2,100,000) Ralis ($272,323) Desert Steel ($160,772) Grazen Sky ($242,578) London Legacy ($116,270) Warren’s Veneda ($524,850) Unusually Green ($102,362) Handfull ($144,019) Sheer Pleasure ($282,250) Somethings Unusual ($107,130) Gimme Da Lute ($627,560) Spanish Queen ($423,600) Raised a Secret ($150,038) Masochistic ($424,800) Seven Storms ($57,385) Native Treasure ($104,668) Papercoversrock ($47,164) My Monet ($239,788) Chaulk O Lattey ($235,408) Alert Bay ($363,028) Richard’s Boy ($282,060) Smokey Image ($297,600) Uzziel ($298,350) Big Macher ($130,610) Ashleyluvssugar ($347,050) Kiss At Midnight ($253,200) Global Magician ($73,760) Pepper Crown ($73,901) Pacifc Heat ($140,000) Awesome Silver ($93,302) Majestic Heat ($122,494) Missy Mouse ($119,900) Wild in the Saddle ($186,260) What a View ($99,030) Princess Bertrando ($56,525) Motown Men ($259,214) G. G. Ryder ($253,240) Hot Lightning ($78,470) Chief of Staff ($128,366) Husband’s Folly ($84,644) Gangnam Guy ($112,620) Go West Marie ($245,000) Atomic Rule ($119,535) Swiss Minister ($71,413) Diamond Cut ($40,888) Fast and Foxy ($79,508) Spirit Rules ($202,090) Loop Current Eddie ($58,089) Poshsky ($90,360) Tale of Papa Nick ($90,722) Q’ Viva ($92,110) Mischief Clem ($139,727) Hot Ore ($82,156) Big Book ($94,400)

Earnings

$2,192,394 $2,106,760 $2,043,644 $1,842,908 $1,280,475 $1,246,821 $1,121,871 $793,869 $665,942 $648,779 $637,451 $628,600 $483,158 $478,327 $424,800 $412,268 $409,614 $384,000 $382,181 $369,283 $363,428 $358,984 $358,858 $356,654 $347,749 $347,050 $302,225 $301,660 $299,779 $292,266 $285,612 $279,819 $277,957 $274,524 $271,896 $265,685 $259,214 $254,237 $253,998 $253,187 $249,463 $247,025 $245,000 $243,767 $232,706 $230,405 $226,747 $218,110 $216,192 $214,630 $209,376 $207,023 $206,393 $205,816 $205,233


Leading California Sires Lists

2015 LEADING LIFETIME SIRES IN CALIFORNIA (50 OR MORE NAMED FOALS)

Stallion (Foreign Foaled), Year, Sire

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 23 24 25 26 27 29 30 31 33 34 36 38 39 40 41 43 45 47 48 49 50

Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike In Excess (IRE), 1987, by Siberian Express Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam † Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker † Birdonthewire, 1989, by Proud Birdie Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar Affrmative, 1999, by Unbridled One Man Army, 1994, by Roman Diplomat Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image † Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run Prime Timber, 1996, by Sultry Song Salute the Sarge, 2005, by Forest Wildcat Street Hero, 2006, by Street Cry (IRE) Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy Hold for Gold, 1995, by Red Ransom Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister † Robannier, 1991, by Batonnier Formal Gold, 1993, by Black Tie Affair (IRE) Atticus, 1992, by Nureyev Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai Slewvescent, 1988, by Seattle Slew Safe in the U S A, 1999, by Gone West † Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado • Redattore (BRZ), 1995, by Roi Normand Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time Silic (FR), 1995, by Sillery † Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee’s Tizzy Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (IRE) Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike Crafty C. T., 1998, by Crafty Prospector Lightnin N Thunder, 2001, by Storm Cat † Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest † Sought After, 2000, by Seeking the Gold Globalize, 1997, by Summer Squall Thisnearlywasmine, 1994, by Capote

Crops

15 6 3 19 8 6 18 18 7 10 6 8 14 6 9 13 4 7 6 9 10 4 4 8 12 9 7 16 14 15 3 21 7 8 5 12 11 14 4 8 8 3 5 9 16 13 5 10 11 11

Avg Named Size Foals

47 40 28 52 19 13 59 15 53 64 104 7 51 14 9 57 35 67 16 58 24 50 42 20 11 38 43 7 36 30 26 13 10 11 139 43 17 21 18 18 41 51 38 21 27 36 33 11 16 7

709 238 84 994 155 77 1066 271 369 638 624 54 717 86 84 743 140 469 94 521 237 199 168 156 135 343 298 109 509 457 78 272 72 87 697 520 182 298 70 142 327 154 188 193 436 469 165 108 176 80

Runners

Winners

2YO Winners

Stakes Winners

Graded Stakes Winners

Progeny Earnings

AEI

Comp Index

525-74% 160-67% 63-75% 748-75% 95-61% 31-40% 819-77% 196-72% 295-80% 450-71% 457-73% 35-65% 553-77% 59-69% 55-65% 555-75% 95-68% 214-46% 67-71% 393-75% 184-78% 90-45% 95-57% 106-68% 105-78% 251-73% 239-80% 71-65% 414-81% 342-75% 51-65% 211-78% 59-82% 65-75% 155-22% 419-81% 137-75% 200-67% 51-73% 100-70% 230-70% 94-61% 52-28% 139-72% 323-74% 387-83% 105-64% 75-69% 127-72% 56-70%

383-54% 100-42% 45-54% 562-57% 64-41% 24-31% 574-54% 140-52% 216-59% 336-53% 326-52% 24-44% 425-59% 37-43% 38-45% 388-52% 63-45% 150-32% 46-49% 288-55% 148-62% 63-32% 59-35% 69-44% 75-56% 175-51% 173-58% 41-38% 325-64% 211-46% 30-38% 94-35% 50-69% 50-57% 104-15% 325-63% 84-46% 147-49% 32-46% 84-59% 159-49% 54-35% 41-22% 91-47% 255-58% 282-60% 46-28% 48-44% 91-52% 39-49%

52-7% 38-16% 15-18% 117-12% 9-6% 0-0% 124-12% 40-15% 57-15% 112-18% 114-18% 4-7% 107-15% 5-6% 3-4% 117-16% 21-15% 41-9% 10-11% 91-17% 29-12% 23-12% 18-11% 9-6% 16-12% 43-13% 44-15% 8-7% 83-16% 40-9% 12-15% 19-7% 20-28% 19-22% 10-1% 112-22% 13-7% 46-15% 11-16% 27-19% 37-11% 23-15% 9-5% 28-15% 57-13% 79-17% 19-12% 13-12% 34-19% 5-6%

40-6% 3-1% 5-6% 57-6% 5-3% 1-1% 51-5% 12-4% 9-2% 31-5% 28-4% 1-2% 29-4% 2-2% 2-2% 29-4% 8-6% 7-1% 3-3% 18-3% 4-2% 6-3% 4-2% 5-3% 4-3% 12-3% 14-5% 3-3% 17-3% 11-2% 2-3% 5-2% 1-1% 1-1% 29-4% 19-4% 3-2% 12-4% 1-1% 9-6% 4-1% 3-2% 4-2% 6-3% 17-4% 16-3% 1-1% 2-2% 4-2% 0-0%

11-2% 1-0% 1-1% 11-1% 1-1% 1-1% 15-1% 1-0% 3-1% 6-1% 7-1% 1-2% 10-1% 1-1% 1-1% 11-1% 2-1% 2-0% 0-0% 6-1% 1-0% 1-1% 2-1% 1-1% 0-0% 1-0% 2-1% 0-0% 5-1% 4-1% 0-0% 3-1% 0-0% 1-1% 17-2% 1-0% 1-1% 0-0% 0-0% 1-1% 0-0% 0-0% 1-1% 0-0% 3-1% 2-0% 1-1% 1-1% 0-0% 0-0%

$48,902,159 $12,544,191 $3,866,249 $46,507,517 $6,329,546 $1,924,876 $48,950,488 $12,876,863 $18,367,970 $28,502,996 $26,574,397 $2,119,248 $33,427,840 $3,345,825 $2,815,385 $29,748,983 $4,738,715 $11,686,494 $3,102,092 $18,687,014 $10,031,168 $4,705,827 $4,243,132 $5,097,016 $5,567,221 $13,105,723 $12,519,687 $3,032,962 $20,374,886 $14,555,408 $1,821,385 $7,495,564 $3,499,232 $3,059,950 $7,115,194 $20,370,825 $8,249,193 $8,610,202 $1,724,356 $4,803,994 $9,392,591 $2,674,325 $2,847,309 $5,492,037 $14,280,750 $18,626,677 $3,054,748 $2,682,085 $5,064,587 $1,960,149

2.02 1.79 1.70 1.53 1.47 1.42 1.32 1.31 1.31 1.31 1.24 1.24 1.21 1.20 1.17 1.15 1.14 1.12 1.10 1.10 1.09 1.09 1.08 1.07 1.06 1.05 1.04 1.04 1.03 1.02 0.99 0.99 0.98 0.97 0.97 0.95 0.95 0.93 0.90 0.89 0.88 0.88 0.87 0.87 0.85 0.85 0.84 0.83 0.82 0.76

1.25 1.21 0.91 1.37 1.12 1.21 1.48 1.33 1.52 1.08 1.87 0.67 1.11 0.77 0.95 1.36 1.35 1.24 1.37 1.25 1.22 1.19 1.00 0.90 1.11 0.96 0.94 0.99 1.27 1.41 1.16 0.78 0.98 0.94 1.19 0.84 0.91 0.82 1.24 0.86 1.02 1.19 1.05 1.08 0.79 1.06 0.78 0.84 0.77 0.69

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 a stallion that has been pensioned or has died, a dot (•) that he is now standing elsewhere (sires no longer standing in California remain on these lists until their last Cal-bred crop turns 3 years old), a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2015 but will stand in the state in 2016. 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. Stakes winners and wins follow TJCIS stakes rules. Percentages are based upon number of named foals of racing age.

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Leading California Sires Lists 2015 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY AVERAGE EARNINGS PER RUNNER

2015 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY MONEY WON

(MINIMUM 10 RUNNERS) Sire

Races Rnrs Won

Earnings/ Runner

Earned

Sire

1 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

Rnrs

Strts

Races Won

243

1590

246

Earned

$5,373,452

1 Birdonthewire, 1989, by Proud Birdie

10

9

$563,063

$56,306

2 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

119

645

81

$3,841,798

2 † Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West

10

11

$442,859

$44,286

3 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

162

928

171

$3,834,755

3 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

58

62 $2,310,368

$39,834

4 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

118

684

108

$3,310,811

4 Idiot Proof, 2004, by Benchmark

13

14

$486,422

$37,417

5 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

90

572

69

$2,941,651

5 Roi Charmant, 2001, by Evansville Slew

10

9

$362,483

$36,248

6 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

58

372

62

$2,310,368

6 Affrmative, 1999, by Unbridled

28

20

$925,827

$33,065

7 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

75

513

78

$2,307,567

$32,685

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

70

368

64

$1,581,167

9 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 93

565

74

$1,569,229

7 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled 8 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit 9 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark 10 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View 11 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

90 119

69 $2,941,651 81 $3,841,798

$32,284

33

34 $1,050,512

$31,834

75

78 $2,307,567

$30,768

118 108 $3,310,811

$28,058

12 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

29

30

$779,960

$26,895

13 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

52

49 $1,359,777

$26,150

14 † Sought After, 2000, by Seeking the Gold

26

19

$666,933

15 † Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig

22

15

16 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

10 Salute the Sarge, 2005, by Forest Wildcat

67

435

59

$1,531,244

11 † Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

74

444

59

$1,416,362

12 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

71

420

69

$1,379,279

13 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

52

359

49

$1,359,777

14 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

120

566

62

$1,286,009

15 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

79

437

50

$1,268,110

$25,651

16 † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

80

500

64

$1,256,492

$537,523

$24,433

17 Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

77

414

48

$1,254,620

162 171 $3,834,755

$23,671

18 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

76

466

69

$1,218,273

17 Silic (FR), 1995, by Sillery

26

17

$596,797

$22,954

19 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 53

304

32

$1,210,148

18 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

47

47 $1,074,517

$22,862

20 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

47

293

47

$1,074,517

75

444

59

$1,059,235

67

59 $1,531,244

$22,854

21 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

20 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 53

32 $1,210,148

$22,833

22 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

33

166

34

$1,050,512

23 Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

55

386

59

$1,003,773

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24 Affrmative, 1999, by Unbridled

28

205

20

$925,827

(MINIMUM 50 STARTS)

25 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

56

300

43

$881,388

26 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

29

193

30

$779,960

27 † McCann’s Mojave, 2000, by Memo (CHI)

45

319

46

$742,397 $679,524

19 Salute the Sarge, 2005, by Forest Wildcat

Sire

Rnrs Strts Wnrs Wins

Earned

1 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

98 360

37

52 $2,165,454

28 Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee’s Tizzy

39

245

34

2 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

63 180

20

35 $1,422,341

29 † Sought After, 2000, by Seeking the Gold

26

145

19

$666,933

3 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

101 307

24

31 $1,198,783

30 Surf Cat, 2002, by Sir Cat

35

242

32

$664,465

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

30 103

13

18

$732,880

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

45

286

43

$646,289

5 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

29

83

8

12

$730,846

32 Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy

37

282

33

$633,864

6 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

30

90

11

12

$669,139

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

36

260

32

$626,171

$633,897

34 Silic (FR), 1995, by Sillery

26

142

17

$596,797

$432,607

35 † Birdonthewire, 1989, by Proud Birdie

10

38

9

$563,063

36 Tannersmyman, 1998, by Lord Carson

43

287

33

$556,106

37 † Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig

22

120

15

$537,523

38 Idiot Proof, 2004, by Benchmark

13

59

14

$486,422

39 † In Excess (IRE), 1987, by Siberian Express

35

239

39

$465,706

40 † Salt Lake, 1989, by Deputy Minister

26

164

36

$446,731

41 † Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West

10

48

11

$442,859

42 Don’tsellmeshort, 2001, by Benchmark

46

289

31

$440,489

43 Globalize, 1997, by Summer Squall

26

157

19

$433,465

7 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

42 143

8 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 27 9 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike 10 † Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig

76

40 107 6

17

8 9

9 12

9

11

$407,547

2

4

$377,388

11 † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

26

76

6

10

$368,201

12 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

33 111

8

11

$356,746

13 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 21

60

4

6

$351,943

14 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

17

43

5

7

$349,710

15 Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

14

37

3

5

$338,276

16 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

52 131

11

13

$312,954

44 Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest 50

232

25

$432,061

17 Silic (FR), 1995, by Sillery

14

33

2

5

$311,415

45 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

22

165

19

$428,462

18 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

15

32

7

9

$307,661

46 Terrell, 2000, by Distorted Humor

38

273

27

$406,420

19 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

15

38

2

4

$287,325

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

44

310

32

$397,296

20 † Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

28

72

8

11

$286,695

48 † Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie

39

185

22

$394,787

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 a stallion that has been pensioned or has died, a dot (•) that he is now standing elsewhere (sires no longer standing in California remain on these lists until their last Cal-bred crop turns 3 years old), a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2015 but will stand in the state in 2016. 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. Stakes winners and wins follow TJCIS stakes rules. Racing statistics through Nov. 22, 2015.

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Leading California Sires Lists 2015 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY NUMBER OF WINNERS

2015 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY MEDIAN EARNINGS PER RUNNER (MINIMUM 10 RUNNERS) Sire

Sire

Races Rnrs Won

Earned

Median

Wnrs

Races Won

Earned

1 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

243

137

246 $5,373,452

1 Roi Charmant, 2001, by Evansville Slew

10

9

$362,483 $23,939

2 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

162

96

171 $3,834,755

2 Trapper, 2000, by Iron Cat

13

17

$279,730 $19,440

3 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

118

67

108 $3,310,811

3 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

58

62 $2,310,368 $18,650

4 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

119

54

81 $3,841,798

118 108 $3,310,811 $17,881

5 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

120

46

62 $1,286,009

4 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev 5 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

52

49 $1,359,777 $16,883

6 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

93

45

74 $1,569,229

6 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

29

30

$779,960 $16,870

7 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

75

44

78 $2,307,567

7 † Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West

10

11

$442,859 $14,318

8 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

90

42

69 $2,941,651

8 The Pamplemousse, 2006, by Kafwain

15

10

$300,273 $13,880

† Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

80

42

64 $1,256,492

9 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

75

78 $2,307,567 $13,618

Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

76

42

69 $1,218,273

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

70

64 $1,581,167 $13,132

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

70

41

64 $1,581,167

11 Grace Upon Grace, 2007, by Rio Verde

12

10

12 Salute the Sarge, 2005, by Forest Wildcat

67

39

59 $1,531,244

12 Salute the Sarge, 2005, by Forest Wildcat

67

59 $1,531,244 $12,393

13 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

58

38

62 $2,310,368

13 Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy

37

33

$633,864 $12,338

14 † Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

74

37

59 $1,416,362

14 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

22

19

$428,462 $11,945

15 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat 17 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

$231,094 $12,409

243 246 $5,373,452 $11,767

16 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

33

34 $1,050,512 $11,355

162 171 $3,834,755 $11,180

18 Affrmative, 1999, by Unbridled

28

20

$925,827 $11,020

19 Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee’s Tizzy

39

34

$679,524 $10,219

20 Lightnin N Thunder, 2001, by Storm Cat

12

12

$170,904 $10,125

Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

77

37

48 $1,254,620

16 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

71

36

69 $1,379,279

Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

75

36

59 $1,059,235

79

35

50 $1,268,110

18 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time 20 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (IRE) 22 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

2015 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY AVERAGE EARNINGS PER START Sire

Rnrs

Srts

Earned

55

35

59 $1,003,773

52

28

49 $1,359,777

45

28

43

47

26

47 $1,074,517

56

26

43

$646,289 $881,388

2015 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY NUMBER OF RACES WON

(MINIMUM 50 STARTS) Earnings Start

Sire

Rnrs

Srts

Races Won

Earned

1 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

33

166 $1,050,512

$6,328

1 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

243 1590

246

$5,373,452

2 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

58

372 $2,310,368

$6,211

2 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

162

928

171

$3,834,755

119

645 $3,841,798

$5,956

3 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

118

684

108

$3,310,811

3 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit 4 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

90

572 $2,941,651

$5,143

4 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

119

645

81

$3,841,798

5 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

118

684 $3,310,811

$4,840

5 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

75

513

78

$2,307,567

6 † Sought After, 2000, by Seeking the Gold

26

145

$666,933

$4,600

6 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

93

565

74

$1,569,229

7 Affrmative, 1999, by Unbridled

28

205

$925,827

$4,516

7 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

90

572

69

$2,941,651

8 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

75

513 $2,307,567

$4,498

Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

71

420

69

$1,379,279

9 † Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig

22

120

$537,523

$4,479

Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

76

466

69

$1,218,273

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

70

368 $1,581,167

$4,297

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

70

368

64

$1,581,167

11 Silic (FR), 1995, by Sillery

26

142

$4,203

80

500

64

$1,256,492

12 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

162

$596,797

928 $3,834,755

$4,132

193

$779,960

$4,041

14 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 53

304 $1,210,148

$3,981

15 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

359 $1,359,777

$3,788

13 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

29 52

† Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

12 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

58

372

62

$2,310,368

120

566

62

$1,286,009

67

435

59

$1,531,244

† Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

74

444

59

$1,416,362

U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig 14 Salute the Sarge, 2005, by Forest Wildcat

16 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

47

293 $1,074,517

$3,667

Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

75

444

59

$1,059,235

17 Salute the Sarge, 2005, by Forest Wildcat

67

435 $1,531,244

$3,520

Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

55

386

59

$1,003,773

243 1590 $5,373,452

$3,380

18 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

79

437

50

$1,268,110

18 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

82

Rnrs

19 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

71

420 $1,379,279

$3,284

19 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

52

359

49

$1,359,777

20 † Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

74

444 $1,416,362

$3,190

20 Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

77

414

48

$1,254,620

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Rnrs

2015 LEADING SIRES OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN CALIFORNIA BY NUMBER OF WINNERS

Strts

Races Won

Earned

Sire

Rnrs

Wnrs

Races Won

Earned

1 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

12

43

10

$827,273

1 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

46

16

19

$404,970

2 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

37

114

9

$510,604

2 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

21

10

11

$287,690

3 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

46

132

19

$404,970

3 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

37

8

9

$510,604

4 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

10

36

7

$401,949

Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

27

8

10

$350,202

5 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

12

30

6

$372,763

5 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

12

7

10

$827,273

6 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

27

66

10

$350,202

6 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

12

5

6

$372,763

7 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

22

5

5

$108,475

12

4

5

$166,417

21

53

11

$287,690

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

33

4

$245,940

9 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

6

16

5

$182,975

Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

7

4

5

$161,575

10 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

12

40

5

$166,417

Sierra Sunset, 2005, by Bertrando

12

4

4

$137,841

11 Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest 8 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

7

18

5

$161,575

12 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 8

23

3

$141,510

The Pamplemousse, 2006, by Kafwain

13 Sierra Sunset, 2005, by Bertrando

12

71

4

$137,841

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

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

13

26

3

$111,548

Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

15 † Thorn Song, 2003, by Unbridled’s Song

12 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

11

29

2

$109,426

Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

16 Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest 22

66

5

$108,475

Street Hero, 2006, by Street Cry (IRE)

17 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

13

42

2

$108,162

Informed, 2004, by Tiznow

5

10

4

$107,770

Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

19 Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

6

21

2

$98,209

Grace Upon Grace, 2007, by Rio Verde

20 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

12

32

3

$95,022

† Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado

18 Informed, 2004, by Tiznow

(MINIMUM 5 RUNNERS) Sire

Races Rnrs Won

Earned

Earnings/ Runner

12

10

$827,273

$68,939

2 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

10

7

$401,949

$40,195

3 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

12

6

$372,763

$31,064

4 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

6

5

$182,975

$30,496

5 Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

7

5

$161,575

$23,082

6 Informed, 2004, by Tiznow

5

4

$107,770

$21,554

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

4

$245,940

$20,495

8 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 8

3

$141,510

$17,689

9 Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee’s Tizzy

5

2

$85,760

$17,152

10 Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

6

2

$98,209

$16,368

11 The Pamplemousse, 2006, by Kafwain

5

4

$72,888

$14,578

12 Grace Upon Grace, 2007, by Rio Verde

6

3

$84,434

$14,072

13 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

12

5

$166,417

$13,868

14 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

37

9

$510,604

$13,800

15 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

21

11

$287,690

$13,700

16 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

27

10

$350,202

$12,970

17 Sierra Sunset, 2005, by Bertrando

12

4

$137,841

$11,487

18 † Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado

5

4

$53,024

$10,605

19 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

7

2

$71,270

$10,181

11

2

$109,426

$9,948

20 † Thorn Song, 2003, by Unbridled’s Song

4

$72,888

7

$401,949

12

3

4

$245,940

6

3

5

$182,975

8

3

3

$141,510

3

3

$111,548

5

3

4

$107,770

12

3

3

$95,022

6

3

3

$84,434

5

3

4

$53,024

11

2

2

$109,426

Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

13

2

2

$108,162

Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

6

2

2

$98,209

2015 LEADING SIRES OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN CALIFORNIA BY NUMBER OF RACES WON Sire

1 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

4 3

13

21 † Thorn Song, 2003, by Unbridled’s Song

2015 LEADING SIRES OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN CALIFORNIA BY AVERAGE EARNINGS PER RUNNER

5 10

Races Won

Rnrs

Srts

Earned

1 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

46

132

19

$404,970

2 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

21

53

11

$287,690

3 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

12

43

10

$827,273

Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

27

66

10

$350,202

5 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

37

114

9

$510,604

6 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

10

36

7

$401,949

7 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

12

30

6

$372,763

8 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

6

16

5

$182,975

Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

12

40

5

$166,417

7

18

5

$161,575

Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest 22

66

5

$108,475

12

33

4

$245,940

12

71

4

$137,841

Informed, 2004, by Tiznow

5

10

4

$107,770

The Pamplemousse, 2006, by Kafwain

5

23

4

$72,888

† Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado

5

17

4

$53,024

8

23

3

$141,510

Street Hero, 2006, by Street Cry (IRE)

13

26

3

$111,548

Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

12

32

3

$95,022

6

24

3

$84,434

Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat 12 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway Sierra Sunset, 2005, by Bertrando

17 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

Grace Upon Grace, 2007, by Rio Verde

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Stakes & Sales Dates 2015 & EARLY 2016

EARLY 2016

REGIONAL RACE MEETINGS Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley

Oct. 22-Dec. 13

REGIONAL SALE DATES

Santa Anita Park, Arcadia

Dec. 26-April 12, 2016

JANUARY 20 BARRETTS JANUARY MIXED SALE Del Mar, Calif.

Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley

Dec. 26-June 14, 2016

(EARLY ENTRIES CLOSED OCT. 30, ENTRIES CLOSED NOV. 6, SUPPLEMENTAL ENTRIES CLOSE JAN. 6, 2016)

Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos

Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos Santa Anita Park, Arcadia

Dec. 3-20

April 13-May 3, 2016 May 4-July 12, 2016

MARCH 30 BARRETTS SELECT 2-YEAR-OLDS Del Mar, Calif. TRAINING PREVIEW MARCH 28 (NOMINATIONS CLOSED OCT. 30)

MAY 25 BARRETTS MAY SALE OF 2-YEAR-OLDS Del Mar, Calif. TRAINING PREVIEW MAY 23 (ENTRIES CLOSE APRIL 8, 2016, SUPPLEMENTAL ENTRIES CLOSE MAY 11, 2016)

California-Bred/California-Sired STAKES RACES DECEMBER – JANUARY LOS ALAMITOS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12

$100,000 Soviet Problem Stakes

$100,000 King Glorious Stakes

Two-Year-Old Fillies 1 mile

Two-Year-Olds 1 mile

SANTA ANITA SATURDAY, JANUARY 30

$250,000 California Cup Turf Classic

$200,000 California Cup Oaks

Four-Year-Olds & Up 11⁄8 miles (Turf)

Tree-Year-Old Fillies 1 mile (Turf)

$250,000 California Cup Derby

$150,000 California Cup Sprint

Tree-Year-Olds 11⁄16 miles

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$150,000 Sunshine Millions F/M Turf Sprint Four-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares abt. 61⁄2 furlongs (Turf)


Stakes & Sales Dates DECEMBER 2015/JANUARY 2016

JANUARY 2016

DECEMBER 2015

REGIONAL STAKES RACES Date

Track

Stakes (Grade)

Conditions

Distance

Dec. 5

Added Value

LA

Soviet Problem Stakes

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

1 m.

$100,000

Dec. 5

GGF

Gold Rush Stakes

2-y-o

1 m.

$75,000

Dec. 12

LA

Starlet (Gr. I)

2-y-o f.

1 1/16 m.

$300,000

Dec. 12 LA

King Glorious Stakes

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

1 m.

$100,000

Dec. 13

GGF

Miss America Stakes

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

1 1/16 m. (T)

Dec. 19

LA

Los Alamitos Futurity (Gr. I)

2-y-o

1 1/16 m.

$350,000

Dec. 26

SA

Malibu Stakes (Gr. I)

3-y-o

7 f.

$300,000

Dec. 26

SA

La Brea Stakes (Gr. I)

3-y-o f.

7 f.

$300,000

Dec. 26

SA

Mathis Brothers Mile (Gr. II)

3-y-o

1 m. (T)

$200,000

Dec. 26

SA

Daytona Stakes (Gr. III)

3-y-o & up

abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

$100,000

Dec. 27

SA

Robert J. Frankel Stakes (Gr. III)

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

1 1/8 m. (T)

$100,000

Jan. 2

SA

Midnight Lute Stakes (Gr. III)

4-y-o & up

6 1/2 f.

$100,000

Jan. 2

SA

Santa Ynez Stakes (Gr. II)

3-y-o f.

6 1/2 f.

$200,000

Jan. 2

SA

San Gabriel Stakes (Gr. II)

4-y-o & up

1 1/8 m. (T)

$200,000

Jan. 3

SA

Monrovia Stakes (Gr. II)

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

abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

$200,000

Jan. 9

SA

San Pasqual Stakes (Gr. II)

4-y-o & up

1 1/16 m.

$200,000

Jan. 9

SA

Sham Stakes (Gr. III)

3-y-o

1 m.

$100,000

Jan. 16

GGF

California Derby

3-y-o

1 1/16 m.

$100,000

Jan. 16

SA

La Canada Stakes (Gr. II)

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

1 1/16 m.

$200,000

Jan. 23

SA

Santa Monica Stakes (Gr. II)

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

7 f.

$200,000

Jan. 30

SA

California Cup Turf Classic

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

1 1/8 m. (T)

$250,000

Jan. 30

SA

California Cup Derby

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

1 1/16 m.

$250,000

Jan. 30

SA

California Cup Oaks

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

1 m. (T)

$200,000

Jan. 30

SA

Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint

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

abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

$150,000

Jan. 30

SA

California Cup Sprint

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

6 f.

$150,000

$50,000

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ADVERTISERS Auburn Laboratories Inc............................................................ 6

Laurel Fowler Insurance Broker Inc. ....................................... 87

Backyard Race Horse ............................................................... 87

Legacy Ranch ........................................................................... 41

Ballena Vista Farm .........................................................OBC, 13

Lillian Nichols/Halters.............................................................. 87

Bella Equine-Amanda Navarro ............................................... 87

Lovacres Ranch ............................................................ 31, 33, 35

BG Thoroughbred Farm.......................................................... 37

Magali Farms............................................................................ 55

Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms ............................................... 73

NTRA-John Deere ................................................................... 75

Cal-Bred Maiden Bonus Program .......................................... 79 Cardiff, Suzanne, Pedigree Research ..................................... 87 Cole Ranch ............................................................................... 86 Coolmore America .................................................................... 8 CTBA Annual Meeting/Awards Dinner .................................. 40 CTBA Membership .................................................................. 81 Daehling Ranch .................................................................. 65, 86

Paradise Road Ranch ......................................................... 26, 27 Rancho San Miguel ............................IBC, 21, 22, 23, 39, 43, 47 Rancho Temescal ..................................................................... 29 Ridgeley Farm .................................................................... 57, 59 Robins Ranches-Nor Cal Horse Property Specialist ............ 86 Special T.Thoroughbreds Inc. ................................................. 61

Dickson Podley Realtors (Jeannie Garr Roddy)..................... 87

Sue Hubbard -Farmers Insurance........................................... 86

E.A. Ranches ............................................................................ 11

Temecula Horse Farm ............................................................. 86

Equineline.com ........................................................................ 77

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC ......................... 3, 5, 7, 9, 53

Fruitful Acres Farm ............................................................ 14, 15

Victory Rose Thoroughbreds ............................................ 68, 69

Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services ................................ 87

West Coast Racing Colors/June Gee .................................... 86

Harris Farms ....................................................................... 17, 19

www.horselawyers.com ........................................................... 87

STALLIONS

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A Kings Life ......................... 67

Empire Way............... 31, 33

Magician ................................ 8

Slew’s Tiznow .................. 23

Affrmative ........................... 37

Fighting Hussar ................... 37

Make Music For Me ............ 67

Southern Image .................. 22

Allaboutdreams .................. 26

Fullbridled ........................... 65

Many Rivers ......................... 68

Stay Thirsty ............................ 8

American Pharoah ................ 8

Fusaichi Pegasus ................... 8

Marino Marini ...................... 22

Storm Wolf .......................... 23

Atticus .................................. 55

Gallant Son .......................... 65

Merit Man ............................ 31

Stormin Fever ...................... 29

Awesome Gambler ............. 31

Gervinho ......................... 52

Mesa Thunder ..................... 27

Stormy Jack ......................... 76

Bluegrass Cat ............13, BC

Giant’s Causeway .................. 8

Ministers Wild Cat............. 5

Suances (GB) ....................... 29

Bob Black Jack .................... 26

Gig Harbor .......................... 69

Mr. Big ............................ 11

Boisterous (KY) ................. 3

Golden Balls ........................ 26

Mr.Broad Blade ................... 55

Bold Chieftain ..................... 68

Gotham City ........................ 65

Munnings............................... 8

Brave Cat ............................. 26

Govenor Charlie .............. 35

Northern Causeway ............ 23

Calimonco ........................... 13

Grace Upon Grace.............. 31

Northern Indy ...................... 27

Capital Account .................. 37

Heatseeker...................... 17

Old Topper........................ 9

Cee’s Tizzy ..................... IFC

He Be Fire N Ice .............. 57

Peppered Cat ...................... 65

Champ Pegasus............... 41

Hidden Blessing .................. 15

Rendezvous ......................... 65

Coil ....................................... 55

Idiot Proof............................ 69

Richard’s Kid ........................ 55

Competitive Edge ............. 8

Indian Gods ......................... 67

Roi Charmant ...................... 55

Ultimate Eagle ................ 61

Curlin to Mischief ...... 21, 39

Informed ......................... 59

Rousing Sermon .......21, IBC

Uncle Mo ............................... 8

Daddy Nose Best ................ 37

James Street ....................... 14

Run Brother Ron.................. 27

Under Caution..................... 65

Decarchy .............................. 55

Kafwain ............................. 7

Scatt Daddy........................... 8

Unusual Heatwave .............. 37

Declaration Of War ............... 8

Lightnin N Thunder ............ 14

Sea of Secrets ..................... 68

Verrazano ............................... 8

Dixie Chatter ....................... 13

Lookin At Lucky ..................... 8

Shanghai Bobby.................... 8

Wolfcamp ............................ 15

Eddington ........................... 13

Lucky Pulpit .................... 19

Sierra Sunset ....................... 27

World Renowned ................ 67

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Tale of the Cat ....................... 8 Tenga Cat ............................ 29 The Pamplemousse ............ 22 Time To Get Even ............... 31 Truest Legend ..................... 29 Twice The Appeal ............... 31 Typhoon Slew ...................... 22 U.S.Ranger ................ 21, 43


Committed to Breeding Quality

Rancho San Miguel

New for 2016

CaliforNia ChampioN Two-Year-old

Rousing Sermon

Lucky Pulpit – Rousing Again, by Awesome Again/ $2,000 LF (Owned and bred by Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams)

◆ Ranked among the top nine Colts of his crop on the Experimental Free Handicap, 2nd by only a neck in the $750,000 Grade 1 CashCall Futurity beating DRILL (G1), HANDSOME MIKE (G2), BLINGO (G2), SKY KINGDOM (G3), etc.

◆ Ran 1-2-3 in 20 of 36 career starts earning $821,571, winning and placing in 13 Stakes,

incl. the $1,000,000 Grade 2 Louisiana Derby, $200,000 Grade 2 Robert B. Lewis S. and $150,000 Grade 3 Native Diver S.

◆ Offers breeders an a++ truenicks rated pedigree as a grandson of Sire of Sires PULPIT and AWESOME AGAIN, o/o a half to millionaire CHINDI (G3, 111 Beyer).

◆ Ran in the 2012 Kentucky Derby beating Hansen, Alpha, Gemologist, Take Charge Indy, etc. Inquiries to Clay Murdock / P.O. Box 741, San Miguel, CA 93451 PH: (805) 467-3847 / FX: (805) 467-3919 / EM: ransanmig@gmail.com / www.ranchosanmiguel.net

please visit www.ranchosanmiguel.net for more details on our stallions


California Thoroughbred Magazine December 2015  
California Thoroughbred Magazine December 2015  

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