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From the EXECUTIVE CORNER DOUG BURGE CTBA PRESIDENT

Perseverance and Hard Work Yield Rewards for California Racing

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RON MESAROS

he recently concluded Annual Awards Dinner and Hall of Fame inductions were defnitely one for the ages. In front of a packed house at the Te Westin hotel in Pasadena, each of the California-bred divisional winners was honored, with California Chrome, as expected, being the star of the show. With many media as well as owners, breeders, and racetrack executives in attendance, the California-bred program was celebrated and honored for the accomplishments in 2014. What was extremely gratifying was the acknowledgment by many award recipients that the availability and overall strength of the Cal-bred incentive and racing program were the deciding factors for their investment in California racing. Te individual awards to Art Sherman as California Trainer of the Year, Senator Andy Vidak with the inaugural Senator Kenneth L. Maddy Award, and Bruce Headley’s induction into the California Toroughbred Hall of Fame were also well deserved. Te awards are featured extensively beginning on page 24. Each year the Chairman of the CTBA presents the award for Horse of the Donald Valpredo Year. Tis year’s presentation by Donald Valpredo was outstanding as he perfectly concluded a special event. For those not able to attend, I have included below his speech as part of this editorial. Congratulations again to all award recipients.

“We’re very fortunate in this year that we get to have before us an equine athlete of such magnifcence as California Chrome. We have to go back and think about Mr. and Mrs. (Larry) Williams, who stand Lucky Pulpit in California be-

cause of the incentive awards. We have to go back and think of the people who conceived, foaled, and raised California Chrome at the Harris Ranch. Tink of all the things a trainer has to do to get a horse to show this magnifcence.

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“I have all these notes and wonderful things that I will continue to say, but all of the awards recipients this evening have made mention of all of the things that have made the California Toroughbred breeding industry come to the forefront once again. “I can go on to say that what we’re doing in California with incentive award programs, what we’re doing to encourage the breeding and development of great equine athletes, goes to a trio, or more, of fne people all heavily involved. In partnerships with the owners (the TOC), the trainers (the CTT), and the racetracks, that have their own set of criteria for moving ahead, California is going to persevere and will continue to do great things.

Eclipse Award winner California Chrome turned a bright spotlight on the Cal-bred program

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Tink about the grooms, the hotwalkers, the exercise riders, the feed, the bedding, the farriers, the veterinarians, the bookkeeping, planning for races, and trying to talk to racing secretaries. Tink of all the things that a trainer has to do to get an animal to move on to this. “Legislatively, California works very hard to fnd a place to keep our prominence in the industry through the eforts of our legislative leaders like Andy Vidak and other people, to the racetracks for their maintenance of safe and continually preserving good training grounds. You can’t do it alone, and we’re so blessed this year that an Eclipse Award goes to a California-bred, who shows that if you stick to it and have perseverance, you will eventually succeed. “We commend and congratulate the Martins and the Coburns and their families, and Art Sherman and his crew for all the work that you guys do. I don’t think people who aren’t horseman realize the eforts that everybody puts in to making a champion. We congratulate you, Mr. and Mrs. (Perry) Martin, Mr. and Mrs. (Steve) Coburn, and we congratulate your wonderful staf. Tank you so very much for an Eclipse Award winner.” – Donald Valpredo

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MARCH 2015 VOLUME 141 / NO. 3 626.445.7800 or 1.800.573.CTBA (California residents only) www.CTBA.com The official magazine of California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, a non-profit corporation dedicated to the production of better Thoroughbred horses for better Thoroughbred racing, published by Blood-Horse Publications, Inc. Opinions expressed in signed articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect policies of the CTBA or this magazine. Publication of any material originating herein is expressly forbidden without first obtaining written permission from California Thoroughbred. All advertising copy is submitted subject to approval. We reserve the right to reject any copy that is misleading or that does not meet with the standards set by the publication. Acknowledgment: Statistics in this publicaton relating to results of races in North America are compiled by the Daily Racing Form. Charts by special arrangement with Daily Racing Form Inc., the copyright owners of said charts. Reproduction forbidden.

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FEATURES

24 CALIFORNIA

CHAMPIONS

38 CTBA Broodmare of the Year: Love the Chase

Te CTBA honored its elite runners of 2014 during the annual awards dinner Feb. 9. California Chrome and Big Macher were each honored with multiple titles

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

42 CTBA Awards Dinner

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 EX OFFICIO E. W. (BUD) JOHNSTON

48 Barretts January Mixed Sale Review

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

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50 Equine College Studies

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NewsBits STEVENS GETS 5,000th NORTH AMERICAN WIN

STALLION

NEWS

First Foals for New Stallions California stallions indian evening, Smiling tiger, and Ultimate eagle were represented by their first foals early in the breeding season.

■ Indian Evening stands at Victory Rose thoroughbreds near Vacaville, the site of the birth of his first foal. the filly, bred by Kevin and Kim nish, was born Jan. 21. She is out of the pure prize mare no better terms.

■ Smiling Tiger’s first foal, a colt bred by phil Lebherz, arrived Jan. 29 at premier thoroughbreds near oakdale, Calif. the youngster is out of the stakes-winning, multiple graded stakes-placed mare erica’s Smile, by Williamstown. Smiling tiger stands at harris Farms near Coalinga.

Jockey Gary Stevens, who has made an amazing comeback not once, but twice, the latter after knee replacement surgery, won his 5,000th race in North America at Santa Anita Feb. 13. Te 51-yearold rider piloted Catch a Flight in the allowance optional claiming race to win by a neck. Richard Mandella trains Catch a Flight, an Argentine-bred 5-yearold son of Giant’s Causeway—Callaia, by Lode, for owner Haras Santa Maria de Araras. After retiring in 2005 and working for many years as a television commentator, Stevens made a spectacular comeback in 2013. He won the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) that year on Oxbow, as well as the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) on Mucho Macho Man and the Breeders’ Cup Distaf (gr. I) on Beholder. A knee replacement didn’t keep him away, and he returned to ride in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup. Te 5,000th win is a North American milestone for Stevens, who actually rode his 5,000th overall win in 2005. He has ridden internationally in such countries as England, France, Japan, Dubai, and Hong Kong. Stevens won the 1998 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) on Silver Charm and the 1991 Japan Cup (Jpn-I) on Golden Pheasant.

Wake Up Nick Honored On Experimental California-bred Wake Up Nick was weighted at 107 pounds on The Jockey Club’s Experimental Free Handicap for 2-year-olds of 2014. To qualify for inclusion, a horse must

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braugh, was born Jan. 17. the youngster is out of the tropical Storm mare Storm birdie. Ultimate eagle stands at Special t thoroughbreds near temecula.

FreD sTOne iMMOrTaLiZes caLiFOrnia cHrOMe Fred Stone, the well-known equine artist whose work has appeared internationally and is featured at many racetracks, presented Art Sherman with his painting of Horse of the Year California Chrome in January. Stone made the trip to Los Alamitos to see California Chrome work. Co-owner Steve Coburn joined them at the barn, and regular rider Victor Espinoza worked the colt that morning. Afterward, Stone visited with all of the connections, including California Chrome himself. The painting of California Chrome, which shows him in action as well as a head study, appears on the cover of this issue of California Thoroughbred. Stone has often donated prints and other items with his artwork on it to charitable events to help support the racing and breeding industry. See more of his art on his website: www.fredstone.com.

have started in a graded or listed race in the continental United States. The Experimental, published annually since 1935, is compiled for a hypothetical race for 2-year-olds at 11⁄16 miles. Lee and Susan Searing bred Wake Up Nick, a son of Cindago—Storm Hearted, by Lion Hearted. Owned by Paul and Zillah Reddam’s

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Reddam Racing, Wake Up Nick won fve of seven starts in 2014 for earnings of $356,784. He won four stakes: the Santa Anita Juvenile, Graduation, I’m Smokin, and Barretts Juvenile stakes. Wake Up Nick also fnished second in the Golden State Juvenile Stakes and fnished the year with a sixth in the Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III).

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■ the first foal by Ultimate Eagle, a filly bred by Jane


NewsBits

THIS MONTH IN

HISTORY

10 YEARS AGO CURRENT CALIFORNIA

SIRES OF STAKES WINNERS FOALS OF RACING AGE

STALLION

SWs

In ExcEss [IrE] (1987)†

1046

64

BErtrando (1989)†

1136

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UnUsUal HEat (1990)

718

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BEncHmark (1991) †

752

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trIBal rUlE (1996) †

672

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stormIn FEvEr (1994)

782

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olympIo (1988) †

547

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swIss yodElEr (1994)

778

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GamE plan (1993) †

443

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BlUEGrass cat (2003) ‡

654

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old toppEr (1995)

537

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kaFwaIn (2000)

561

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sEa oF sEcrEts (1995)

489

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rocky Bar (1998)

150

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mInIstErs wIld cat (2000)

309

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wEstErn FamE † (1992)

315

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attIcUs (1992)

470

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sIBErIan sUmmEr † (1989)

427

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comIc strIp (1995)

335

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BIrdontHEwIrE † (1989)

294

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dEcarcHy (1997)

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† Indicates stallions that have died or have been retired from the stud. ‡ Indicates stallions that did not stand in California in 2014 but will stand in the state in 2015. ●Indicates stallions that haved moved out of state but have California-bred two-year-olds of this year. All sires will remain on the list until the year after their last foals are two-year-olds

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

California-bred Uncle Denny used his front-running speed to capture the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) at Bay Meadows March 12, 2005. Trainer Rafael Becerra sent the 3-year-old son of In Excess—Gift to the World, by His Majesty, north from his Southern California base for owner Stan Fulton. With perennial Northern California leading rider Russell Baze in the irons, Uncle Denny sped to the lead and held off Wannawinemall by 21⁄4 lengths over the 11⁄16 miles. William and Margaret Siemon bred Uncle Denny and sold him through agent Mary Knight for $140,000 at the 2003 CTBA Sales’ Del Mar Yearling Sale. Uncle Denny ultimately won four of 10 races for earnings of $291,981.

25 YEARS AGO One of California’s leading breeders, E. W. (Bud) Johnston, combined with one of its leading trainers, D. Wayne Lukas, to produce Real cash, a California-bred colt who won the $150,000 San Felipe Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita March 18, 1990. Johnston and Lukas bred

Real Cash on a foal-sharing agreement, Johnston putting up the Grey Dawn II mare Magnificent Dawn and Lukas offering the season to 1985 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Tank’s Prospect. A few days before the San Felipe, W. T. Young bought Johnston’s half-interest in the colt, and Real Cash won the San Felipe for Young’s Overbrook Farm and Lukas, who trained him. Real Cash defeated Warcraft by 51⁄2 lengths, getting the 11⁄16 miles in 1:42.

50 YEARS AGO

Real GooD Deal, who would be the namesake for a California-bred stakes at Del Mar, captured the San Bernardino Handicap at Santa Anita March 8, 1965. Bred by E. B. Johnston and campaigned by Johnston and his wife, Betty, Real Good Deal sat in midpack early in the 11⁄16-mile race, took command entering the stretch, and won by three lengths under jockey Donald Pierce, defeating Pelegrin. T. R. Scott trained the colt, who went off as the 13-10 favorite and carried top weight. Real Good Deal was a 4-yearold son of The Pie King—Good Folks, by Citation.

Oak Tree Pays TribuTe TO Jack rObbins The Oak Tree Racing Association is matching all donations to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation made in memory of Dr. Jack Robbins. The pledge will cover donations up to a total of $100,000 made through Dec. 31, 2015. Robbins, who died last Nov. 29 at age 93, was a co-founder of Oak Tree and served on the board until his death. He also had a long association with Grayson-Jockey Club and most recently served as director emeritus. “Dr. Jack Robbins was a founder of the Oak Tree Racing Association and a standard-bearer for the associations dedication to the betterment of racing and the good of the horse,” said John Barr, Oak Tree’s president and a member of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association board of directors.

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

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coRRection A photo in the February 2015 issue, page 1, was incorrectly credited as ©Benoit Photo. The credit should have been given to Ron Mesaros.


NewsBits ESpINOzA TO RECEIVE HARTACK AWARD

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Victor Espinoza, the regular rider of 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, has been named to receive the Hartack Memorial Award. The Bill Hartack Charitable Foundation annually gives out the award, and Espinoza is slated to receive it April 2 at Santa Anita. Born in Mexico, where he attended jockey school, Espinoza was a leading apprentice at Bay Meadows and Golden Gate Fields in Northern California. He has ridden regularly for many years on the Southern California circuit. Espinoza piloted California-bred California Chrome throughout the colt’s championship season in 2014, through victories in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), as well as the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), Hollywood Derby (gr. IT), San Felipe Stakes (gr. II), and California Cup Derby. He also rode Eclipse Award winners American Pharaoh and Take Charge Brandi. The Hartack Award honors the memory and lifetime achievements of Bill Hartack, one of only two jockeys (the other being Eddie Arcaro) to win the Kentucky Derby fve times. Hartack’s fve Derby wins came aboard Iron Liege in 1957, Venetian Way in 1960, Cal-bred Decidedly in 1962, Northern Dancer in 1964, and Majestic Prince in 1969.

show classes available for retired racehorses Nearly 750 shows in 43 states and Canadian provinces will have awards and classes in 2015 that have been approved by The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.). Owners of retired racehorses will have their choice of such disciplines as eventing, dressage, Western and English pleasure, hunter-jumper, Western performance, polo, and games. T.I.P. has also renewed the Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the Young Rider of the Year Award. Applications for the non-competition awards will be available in April at tjctip.com and have a deadline of June 30.

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Memoriam

Leonard Dorfman Leonard Dorfman, whose stable included stakes-winning California-bred Joni U. Bar and her son, stakes winner and California sire McCann’s Mojave, died in Texas Feb. 15 at age 92. Dorfman trained for decades on the Southern California circuit, his other stakes winners including Biggs, Travel Orb, and Minnesota Chief. Once a groom at Louis B. Mayer’s farm near Hemet, Dorfman served in World War II and was a decorated combat veteran. He saw Seabiscuit race at Santa Anita, and while the horse received accolades for winning the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap, Dorfman was more impressed by Seabiscuit’s loss under 130 pounds to Stagehand, who carried only 100 pounds, in 1938. “The best race I ever saw any horse run was the ’38 Handicap,” Dorfman said in 2004. “Seabiscuit got knocked down at the gate. A horse with 130 pounds doesn’t recover. Stagehand was in the catbird seat all along and was going to run right by, but Seabiscuit went with him and only got beat a half-inch.” Joni U. Bar earned $320,050 while racing in the 1980s, winning such races as the June Darling Stakes at Del Mar. McCann’s Mojave, bred by Mike Willman, Santa Anita’s publicity director, and Alix Nikki Hunt, raced for Willman. A 2000 son of Memo out of Joni U. Bar, McCann’s Mojave won several stakes, including the 2004 Potrero Grande Breeders’ Cup Handicap (gr. II), 2005 California Cup Classic Handicap, and 2007 Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes, earning $1,513,565. Dorfman trained McCann’s Mojave for the early part of his career. “Leonard had a sixth sense with horses,” said Willman. “The horse always came frst with Leonard. He was an amazing, honest man and a wonderful human being.”


2015 fee:$3,500 LFG (With Special Consideration To Black-Type Performing or Producing Mares)

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

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

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

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NewsBits TVG and HRTV MeRGe Betfair and The Stronach Group announced Feb. 18 that TVG will assume operations of HRTV, bringing together the two competitors that televise North American and some international horse races. Under the deal, TVG will assume the operations of HRTV, which will be operated from the TVG Studio complex in Los Angeles, according to a release. The unifed television operations will feature races from Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park, Pimlico Race Course, Laurel Park, and Golden Gate Fields over a seven-year period, as well as additional premium domestic and international racetracks. TVG plans to maintain and market two racing channels, according to Kip Levin, TVG’s CEO, who discussed the sale with the California Horse Racing Board the day of the announcement. Keith Brackpool, chair-

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man of West Coast operations for The Stronach Group, also addressed the board. Both networks are based in Southern California, with HRTV headquartered at Santa Anita Park. “We built (the TVG studio) out with the capacity to host two channels, if the opportunity arose,” Levin said. “We will continue to have two TV networks, but they’ll work in tandem and unison. “One of the steps we’ll be taking as a follow-up is we’ll be promoting both of them across each other. We anticipate subscribers will call (cable and satellite companies) and say, ‘Hey, I want to watch this race.’ “ Brackpool, a former chairman of the CHRB, indicated different races will be shown on each network. With the exception of California racing, TVG doesn’t currently offer live broadcasts of races from tracks owned by The Stronach Group or Churchill Downs Inc.

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“The complaint that I hear from every horse person is, we could be watching an extraordinary race, and as soon as they cross the wire, you will hear from the commentator, ‘And now the third race at Tampa Bay Downs.’ The main (high-defnition) channel will feature premium racing,

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and the second channel will feature faster racing (broadcasts),” Brackpool said. According to the release, Betfair will make an initial payment of $25 million and estimates that it will pay further consideration totaling $47.8 million over the seven-year period, although the total is dependent upon TVG’s future handle. Based on projected future cash fows, the present fair market value of these payments is estimated to be $56.3 million.

In the past 12 months, under previous agreements, TVG paid $4.3 million in television fees to HRTV related to television content, including The Stronach Group racetracks, for which HRTV has held exclusive rights. This transaction eliminates the need for TVG to pay those television fees. ™ Following the transaction, Betfair will own 100% of the equity in the unifed television operation. The transaction does not include Xpressbet, the advance deposit wagering company owned by The Stronach Group. The networks will be “smoothly integrated” in 30-45 days, Brackpool said, with a goal of consolidating the primary satellite and cable carriers. “The biggest issue is carrier distribution. There’s a logic now to have (satellite and cable companies) carry them both,” he said. By Jeremy Balan and Ron Mitchell


Fruitful Acres Farm In Conjunction With Blue Diamond Horseshoe, LLC Introducing the only Sons of EL PRADO to stand in California Sons of EL PRADO were responsible for eight Gr. I winners in 2013 El PRADO’s progeny at stud are led by 2013 Champion Sire KITTEN’S JOY, (6 Gr. I winners and 88 stakes winners; he has over $35.5 million in progeny earnings), MEDAGLIA D’ORE (sire of 2013 Gr. I winners RACHEL ALEXANDRA, MARKETING MIX and Cash Call Futurity winner VIOLENCE), and ARTIE SCHILLER (sire of Gr. II San Antonio Stakes winner BLINGO).

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James Street El Prado (Ire)-Alleynedale, by Unbridled Fee: $10,000-LF • Multiple Graded Stakes winner of $637,723 from 28 starts • Had 7 wins 6 seconds and 4 thirds, a durable race horse won at distances up to 1 1/8

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

Lightnin N Thunder Storm Cat-Things Change, by Stalwart • Fee: $3,000-LFG 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 stakesplaced runners, including •

Hidden Blessing Orientate-Fast ‘n Fleet, by Mr. Greeley • Fee: $1,500 -LFG 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.

group I winner and two-time Korean champion Bulpae Gisang, and Graded stakesplaced 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.


James Street El Prado (Ire) –Alleynedale, by Unbridled, Fee: $10,000-LF JAMES STREET is by Champion 2YO EL PRADO – the proven sire of sires with KITTEN’S JOY (#1 sire of 2013, sire of 59 SWs, 22 GSWs), MEDAGLIA D’ORO (sire of RACHEL ALEXANDRA, 2009 Preakness winning flly and 2009 horse of the year, MARKETING MIX and Cash call Futurity winner VIOLENCE), and ARTIE SCHILLER (sire of 26 SWs, 11 GSWs). Grandson of Classic winners SADLER’S WELLS & UNBRIDLED

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Graded Stakes Winner Three Years Running James Street won or placed in NINE Graded Stakes and had Earning of $637,273

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Senator Vidak Receives Inaugural Maddy Award

RON MESAROS

Sen. Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) is a friend to the California racing and breeding industry, supporting it as he ably represents his district. Te California Toroughbred Breeders Association paid tribute to Sen. Vidak by honoring him with the inaugural Sen. Kenneth L. Maddy Award. It is named for the late California senator who authored many bills and helped the Toroughbred industry in numerous ways. Robyn Black, the CTBA’s legislative advocate, introduced Sen. Vidak at the Feb. 9 CTBA California-bred Champions Awards Dinner Feb. 9 in Pasadena. She told a story of how Sen. Vidak, when asked to support an Internet poker bill, Vidak (center) is presented the Maddy award asked frst how it would from John Harris and Robyn Black impact racing and then said he could not support such a bill unless racing were included. Te crowd at the dinner roared its approval of Sen. Vidak, who spoke briefy in accepting the award. “It’s easy to be a champion for this industry,” Sen. Vidak said. “Tere are so many jobs and so many fans all across the United States and so many people back on the farms and in the stables that make it all possible for these awards to happen. I’m very humbled because Kenneth L. Maddy was such a statesman.”

Spotlighting Foals of 2015 Foal season is upon us, and if you want to spotlight your foals in the California Thoroughbred, now is the time. The April through August issues will feature Thoroughbreds foaled in California with advertorials consisting of six to eight photos of foals per page. The cost to publish individual photos is $75 each, while a full-page insertion will be discounted down to $500. These charges represent a discount of more than 50% of the regular full-page advertisement price. Insertions should include a caption with each foal’s sire, dam, broodmare sire, sex, date of birth, and breeders, as well as the details, including a logo, of their farm location. Photos need to be submitted by the following deadlines: March 2 (April issue), April 6 (May issue), May 4 (June issue), June 1 (July issue), and July 6 (August issue). For additional information please contact the magazine’s Advertising Manager, Loretta Veiga, at Loretta@ ctba.com or at 626-445-7800, ext. 227. Additionally, photos can be submitted to Ken Gurnick at kgurnick@ ctba.com for free inclusion on the CTBA’s website.

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CTBA MEMBERS Ernest Benson Pasadena, CA Roger Brand Double Diamond Farm Ocala, FL Randy & Jeri Frank Bonsall, CA Jose Hernandez Oceanside, CA Cathy Lowe Lexington, KY Shannon Smith Rock Creek, BC, Canada

CTBA to Have a Booth at Ag Day California Agricultural Day (Ag Day) at the California Capitol will be held Wednesday, March18, and the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association will once again have a presence there. The CTBA will represent breeders and offer information to legislators about the vital role the Thoroughbred industry plays in the state’s agricultural economy. CTBA event coordinator Christy Chapman will be in attendance at the CTBA booth, along with several CTBA Board Members, to promote the sport and educate visitors on general horse facts and Thoroughbred racing and breeding in California. Longtime CTBA member Ellen Jackson will once again provide a mare and foal for the CTBA booth so that visitors can have a personal experience with a Thoroughbred. The day is held in conjunction with National Agricultural Day as a way to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. For more information on California’s Ag Day, check out http:// www.cdfa.ca.gov/agday/ on the Internet.

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CTBA FUTURE EVENTS Northern Sale Slated for Aug. 11 The CTBA Sales Northern California Yearling & Horses of Racing Age Sale is scheduled for Aug. 11. It will be held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Entries will close June 8. For further information, contact Cookie Hackworth at 800-573-2822 x 243 or Cookie@ctba.com


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CTFoundation Generous Donors Make Foundation Projects Possible

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Trough their generous donations in 2014, the following have supported numerous programs undertaken by the California Toroughbred Foundation.

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Mrs. Jeanne L. Canty VICE-PRESIDENT

Mrs. Gail Gregson TREASURER

James Murphy SECRETARY

Mark W. McCreary DIRECTORS Peter P. Daily Gregory L. Ferraro, DVM

Elke Ahlmann Norvin S. Armstrong Candace Bibby William N. Brooke Robert Cannon Jeanne L. Canty Louis M. Castruccio Richard W. Craigo Peter P. Daily Ronald Day Howard De Mar John W. Elick Gloria D. Elio John Farkash Sid R. Ferguson Gregory L. Ferraro Nathaniel J. Friedman Tracy Gantz Ada Gates-Patton

Daniel J. Gatto Jane M. Goldstein Gail Gregson Clement L. Hirsch Jr. T. Lawrence Jett Karen Kaseno John Lanza Ronald A. Mayo Mark W. McCreary Teresa McWilliams Lorraine Mercer Kelly Mikules Jerry Moss James Murphy Neil O’Dwyer Daniel C. O’Neill Glenn Porter John Ransom David R. Reid

Michael Reif Connie R. Rosenthal Tom and Missy Robbins Salvador F. Saggese Paul T. Salata Michael Sana Samantha Siegel Candice Simmons Joe Sprouse Doug Strugar Tom and Laura Tartaglione Bill M. Tomas Marcelite F. Troeger Peter W. Tunney Cyndalee Wahlstrom Michael Weeks Warren B. Williamson Brian I. Wolf

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

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

memorial donations The CTF accepts donations in memory of relatives and friends, with all such donations allocated to Scholarship Funds of the Foundation and to the Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library. Please remember members of our industry with a donation to the CTF memorial fund. Donations may be sent to: CTF, P.O. Box 60018, Arcadia, CA 91066-6018. The CTF joins in honoring the memory of those whose names appear in bold type. We also thank and acknowledge the donors for their generous contributions. The CTF joins in honoring the memory of ... Dr. Jack Robbins (Donor – Stephen Ferraro)

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CALIFORNIA CHROME NAMED HORSE OF THE YEAR BIG MACHER IS DOUBLE WINNER

CALIFORNIA CHROME HOrSE OF THE YEAr ❙ 3YO MALE ❙ TurF ■ BIG MACHER OLDEr MALE ❙ SPrINTEr ACCEPTANCE 2YO MALE ■ MY FIONA 2YO FEMALE ■ ROVENNA 3YO FEMALE ■ TOP KISSER OLDEr FEMALE

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ith victories in both the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), California Chrome became the frst California-bred to have a shot at the Triple Crown with a win in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Although he fell short in that bid, the charismatic colt became the frst California Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male to win champion turf horse in the same season.

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After a banner year California Chrome joins 10 other sophomore males who went on to be Horse of the Year, including greats such as Crystal Water, Snow Chief, Best Pal, Tiznow, and Free House. Of them all, only one other 3-year-old horse won three awards during his championship season, and that was Bob Black Jack in 2008. He was also named champion sprinter that year. Te award for champion turf horse astonished California Chrome’s connections. Co-owners Steve Coburn and Perry Martin weren’t expecting it, and neither was trainer Art Sherman. “It was a complete surprise to win that award after only one start on the turf,” Coburn said, “but to be honest, we were so focused on the 3-year-old division and the dirt races that we weren’t watching how we compared with the grass horses.” “I was shocked to learn that no other Cal-bred won a grade I on the grass this year,” Sherman said. “He really is something else.” Winning the $300,250 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) at Del Mar Nov. 29 was merely the icing on an extraordinary season. California Chrome, a son of Lucky Pulpit—Love the Chase, by Not For Love, came into the 2014 season as a two-time stakes winner. He exited the year with national honors as the Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male. Te season began with a 51⁄2-length romp over grade I winner Tamarando in the $250,750 California Cup Derby. Although California Chrome had yet to win outside the confnes of state-restricted races, this race signaled his readiness to try. Entered against six rivals in the $300,500 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II), Cal-


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ifornia Chrome led wire-to-wire, striding out by 71⁄4 lengths and covering the 11⁄16mile distance in 1:40.59. Te fnal time was the second-fastest in the 77-year history of the race. Proving that his last two starts were hardly fukes, California Chrome was favored in the $1,000,750 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) and scored by 51⁄4 lengths. In that efort he defeated rebel Stakes (gr. II) winner Hoppertunity and robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) winner and grade I-placed Candy Boy. California Chrome was quickly becoming a fan favorite, but despite his efortless spring victories, questions about his ability to go 11⁄4 miles lingered up until Kentucky Derby day. Te blaze-faced chestnut colt answered them all in the $2,177,800 run for the roses, rating kindly in the early going before taking the lead with a halfmile to go. California Chrome led by fve lengths heading into the stretch and had enough energy left to hold of the closing Commanding Curve and Danza, winner of the Arkansas Derby (gr. I). With the victory California Chrome became just the fourth Cal-bred to win the Derby, and the frst since Decidedly in

California Chrome’s Hollywood Derby victory was his frst try on the turf

1962. Fellow Cal-bred winners Morvich and Swaps both skipped the Preakness Stakes while Decidedly went on to fnish eighth in the Triple Crown’s second jewel. California Chrome not only went to the Preakness but won with the same ease he showed in Kentucky. under regular rider Victor Espinoza, California Chrome sat third early, had three lengths on the feld heading down the stretch, and won by 11⁄2 lengths. With the eyes of the racing world upon him, California Chrome went into the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) as the heavy favorite. Te race was lost as soon as the gate opened, however, as he stumbled and injured a foreleg, which bled noticeably throughout the race. Despite the bad break, the injury, and a fve-wide trip, California Chrome fnished in a dead heat for fourth, beaten only two lengths by Tonalist. After a well-deserved break Sherman, Coburn, and Martin opted for the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) at Parx racing as the horse’s comeback race, rath-

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Chestnut Colt (feb. 18, 2011) Lucky Pulpit – Love the Chase, by Not For Love Breeders: Perry Martin / Steve Coburn Owners: Perry Martin / Steve Coburn AGE

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er than stay home and prep for the Breeders’ Cup against local sensation Shared Belief in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita. California Chrome ran an uncharacteristically bad race that day, fnishing sixth behind Bayern, a horse he had soundly defeated in the Preakness. California Chrome met Tonalist and Bayern again in the $4.6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I), while undefeated Shared Belief took favoritism in a 14-horse feld. Te older horses were merely footnotes in the 11⁄4-mile race; at the wire Bayern won by a nose over European star sophomore Toast of New York, who fnished a neck ahead of a threewide California Chrome, while Shared Belief and Tonalist took fourth and ffth, respectively. With Bayern in serious contention for national Horse of the Year honors, Sherman opted to race California Chrome in the Hollywood Derby. California Chrome faced Canadian star flly Lexie Lou, winner of the Queen’s Plate Stakes, and defeated her soundly by two lengths, wrapping up his season and boosting his career earnings to $4,222,650 with nine wins in 16 starts. Sherman, who was also honored at the annual California Toroughbred Breeders Association awards dinner as Trainer of the Year, had won only one other state championship before. “I won with ultra Blend back in 2011,” he recalled. “She was a real game flly who won a lot of stakes races.” Cal-bred ultra Blend, named that year’s champion older female, won four stakes that year, including the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (gr. I). Coburn and Martin were also honored as the state’s leading breeders by earnings, and their mare Love the Chase, California Chrome’s dam, was named Broodmare of the Year. California Chrome fnished second to Shared Belief in the $590,000 San Antonio Invitational Stakes (gr. II) in his 2015 seasonal bow, but his connections are hoping to tackle the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (uAE-I) March 28. After that, the horse has numerous options, including a return to turf, in his quest to repeat as Horse of the Year, both nationally and in California, in 2015.

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BIG MACHER OLDER MALE ❙ SPRINTER By Tracy GanTz

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on and Karen Cohn have developed Ballena Vista Farm into one of the leading farms in California, so it is not surprising that they have bred a multiple champion. Teir frst grade I winner, Big Macher, emerged from their program and received accolades as California-bred champion older male and champion sprinter of 2014.

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Bay Gelding (April 3, 2010) Beau Genius – Insight, by Kris S. Breeder: Ballena Vista Farm Owners: Tom Mansor and Tachycardia Stables (Brendan Bakir) AGE

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Te Cohns have created a close-knit team at Ballena Vista and have assembled a frst-class stallion roster. One of the farm’s favorites was Beau Genius, the sire of Big Macher. Acquired for the farm in 2000, Beau Genius stood there for many years, and he lived until age 29 before the farm lost him last year. Big Macher honored his sire two days after Beau Genius’ death by winning the Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar, giving Ballena Vista that frst grade I victory as a breeder. “Beau Genius had been pensioned for a few years,” said Manuel Ochoa, Ballena Vista’s farm manager. Ochoa, the Cohns, and the entire Ballena Vista team took good care of the stallion, who loved treats and attention. Te farm bought the Kris S. mare Insight, the dam of Big Macher, to breed to the farm’s stallions. Eric Anderson, Ballena’s bloodstock consultant, purchased Insight in the name of NW Management for $30,000 in foal to Deputy Commander at the 2006 Keeneland November mixed sale. Insight produced two foals by Deputy Commander in consecutive years and then winner Insightful Boy, by Ballena stallion Sea of Secrets. Ochoa and Anderson examined the bloodlines to determine that Insight would be a good cross for Beau Genius, and she produced Big Macher in 2010. Following Big Macher, Insight had three more foals—a 2011 colt by Idiot Proof who died, a 2012 colt by Dixie Chatter, and a 2013 colt by Idiot Proof. Insight died in 2013. Ochoa said that the mare sufered from complications of founder and had to be euthanized at age 15. Ballena doesn’t race many of its homebreds, instead marketing them at auction. Te farm, through Sam Hendricks as agent, ofered Big Macher as a yearling at the 2011 Barretts October yearling sale, and trainer Peter Miller bought him as agent for $10,000. Big Macher debuted in a maiden claiming race at Del Mar in the middle of his 3-year-old season in 2013. Racing for Doubledown Stables and trained by Mill-


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er, he made up some ground from last to fnish seventh at six furlongs. Brendan Bakir’s Tachycardia Stables and Tom Mansor had successfully claimed horses together. Bakir studies the entries closely, and he liked several horses in that Del Mar race. “I picked three horses out of the same race, not knowing that I could only claim two,” Bakir said. “Te third one, that they canceled my claim on, was Spring Up. John Sadler ended up getting that one.” Spring Up won the race, and Bakir ended up with Big Macher and fourth-place In a Wine Tizzy, a Cal-bred son of Cee’s Tizzy—Continental Wine, by Flying Continental. In a Wine Tizzy won right back for trainer Dan Hendricks and eventually headed for the New Mexico circuit under diferent ownership. Bakir, in explaining why he claimed Big Macher, said, “I liked the breeding and his size.” It proved an excellent claim. Under trainer Richard Baltas’ care, Big Macher developed into a solid allowance winner during 2013 and then exploded into a graded stakes performer in 2014. After Big Macher fnished 2013 with a good second to the Bob Bafert-trained Five Palms, Baltas decided to nominate him to the $126,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint at Santa Anita Jan. 25. Te second choice in the six-furlong Sprint, Big Macher prompted Coach Bob’s early pace and took over in the stretch to beat Coach Bob by 13⁄4 lengths in 1:08.62. “I followed the speed, and my horse was fying at the end,” said jockey Rafael Bejarano.

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Tat demonstrated to Baltas that Big Macher deserved a shot in graded company. For his frst graded attempt Big Macher led for most of the seven furlongs in the $251,250 San Carlos Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita March 8, only to get caught by Sahara Sky and fnish a good second. Baltas shortened him up slightly to the 61⁄2-furlong Potrero Grande Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita April 12. Big Macher partnered with jockey Tyler Baze in the Potrero Grande. Baze brought Big Macher home on top by a nose over Wild Dude in 1:14.97. “He’s a horse that’s getting better and better—I don’t even know how to explain it,” said Baltas modestly after the Potrero Grande. “He’s the type of horse who has the will to win. Te horse really blessed me today.” Big Macher blessed Baltas, Bakir, and Mansor even more at Del Mar. Tackling grade I competition in the $300,500 Bing Crosby Stakes July 27, Big Macher faced 7-10 favorite Goldencents, who had won the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) and would repeat that victory in 2014. Some bumping out of the gate made for less-than-ideal starts for Big Macher and Goldencents. But they both overcame it. Big Macher grabbed the lead at the top of the stretch, and he had to batwww.ctba.com

tle courageously to fend of Goldencents’ onslaught. Te Cal-bred gave Baze everything he asked for to win by a half-length in 1:08.82 for the six furlongs. Mansor was particularly thrilled to win at Del Mar. “I’ve been coming to Del Mar since 1953,” he said. “I grew up on the racetrack, and my dad rode in the ’40s.” Mansor also praised the job Baltas did with Big Macher to turn him into a grade I stakes winner. After a sixth in the seven-furlong Pat O’Brien Stakes (gr. II), Big Macher joined the nation’s best sprinters in the Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I). He stumbled at the start, however, which compromised his entire journey, and he fnished ninth. “He had a bad break but then ran a great race after that,” said Baltas. Baltas brought Big Macher back three weeks later at Del Mar in the $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes for Cal-breds and California-sired runners at seven furlongs. Big Macher concluded the year with a thrilling neck victory over Rousing Sermon, getting the distance in 1:21.81 under Bejarano. “It’s vindication for the horse,” said Baltas. “It wasn’t an easy race, but he showed what he’s all about. He’s that type of horse.”

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ACCEPTANCE 2YO MALE By Emily ShiEldS

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Johnston’s newest star is Acceptance, a son of Vronksy–Allswellthatnswell, by Perfect Mandate, who was named the champion 2-year-old male of 2014. Te two horses bear some striking similarities: Tey were both bred and foaled at Old English Rancho, Don Warren is the trainer, and both are tall, handsome bays with vivid white stars. But what quality do Acceptance and Acclamation have most in common? “Teir ferocious appetites!” said Johnston. “Acclamation ate more than any horse I’d ever had to that point, and this horse can put away the amount that Acclamation did at 3.” Tis is apparently a good thing, as Johnston added, “You want that in a horse. And he’s also like Acclamation in that he likes to win and has so much talent.” Te similarities end there, however, as Acclamation preferred a distance of at least nine furlongs, with 10 or 12 being his forte while Johnston thinks Acceptance may prefer a bit shorter. “Acceptance seems like he might be more of a middle-distance horse,” Johnston said. “But you never can tell. A year from 2YO MALE 1 AccEPTANcE 2 WAKE UP NIcK 3 STALK ThE WILDcAT

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he last time Bud Johnston accepted a California champion award his Acclamation received a second straight Horse of the Year title in 2012. In consecutive seasons the homebred standout was also named champion older male and turf horse, bringing his total number of state-bred awards to six.

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now we may try him going long on the grass and who knows what could happen.” Acceptance made a stunning debut for Johnston; his wife, Judy; and Robert Riggio, drawing of to win a 61⁄2-furlong maiden race at Santa Anita in October by 131⁄4 lengths. “He was outstanding as a baby, and we rated him an A as a yearling,” Johnston said. “We had high hopes he would be a good performer.” On Nov. 1, just 27 days after the debut, Acceptance backed up the hype by defeating previously unbeaten Wake Up Nick in the $196,000 Golden State Juvenile. Te debut win had been so impressive that even though Wake Up Nick was coming of fve straight wins, including four stakes, Acceptance was favored over his rival. He prevailed by 11⁄4 lengths despite a slow break.

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Acceptance returned Dec. 14 at Los Alamitos for the $200,000 King Glorious Stakes, where he and regular rider Elvis Trujillo were sent of as the 3-10 choice in a feld of six. Acceptance led by two lengths at the top of the stretch and was clear by three at the wire, sealing up championship honors. Te award came as no surprise to Johnston, who noted that Acceptance was the logical choice, especially once he had defeated Wake Up Nick. Te colt fnished the year with three wins in three starts for earnings of $257,600. After fnishing fourth in his 2015 debut, the $245,000 California Cup Derby, Acceptance emerged from the race with a bucked shin. “He will be back in 30 days,” Johnston said. “He’ll be just fne.”


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2YO FEMALE By Tracy GanTz

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erry Lovingier watches the market carefully. A few years ago, when the economy slumped and people began selling of their broodmares, Lovingier went to Kentucky to buy.

At the 2011 Keeneland November mixed sale, Lovingier looked at several infoal mares. At one point he bid on Hotlantic, in foal to Street Boss, only to lose out to fellow Californians John Harris and Don Valpredo. Later in the sale Lovingier successfully bought A Vision in Gray, in foal to Ghostzapper, for just $18,000. A Vision in Gray produced a feisty flly from that breeding, and Lovingier named her My Fiona after the character of Fiona on the television program “Shameless.” “Te character kind of rules the roost and runs the family,” said Lovingier, “and that’s what this flly did out in the pasture.” Lovingier put My Fiona in training with Walther Solis. He brought in Tom Beckerle and Amanda Navarro as partners, and the group took a thrilling ride through the entire Southern California circuit. My Fiona broke her maiden in her frst outing, a state-bred 41⁄2-furlong maiden race at Santa Anita May 18. She drew away in the stretch to defeat favored Line Leader by 31⁄4 lengths. Against open company in the $126,000 Landaluce Stakes at Santa Anita, My Fiona had to race wide and fnished a good third. It was the farthest back she would fnish all year. At Del Mar, My Fiona overcame a bumpy start and another wide trip in the $100,500 CTBA Stakes to get up late for a neck victory in 1:04.90 for the 51⁄2 furlongs. It was Solis’ frst stakes victory at Del Mar. Ten, in the $150,500 Generous Portion Stakes at Del Mar, My Fiona faced a feld that included Long Hot Summer,

the flly Hotlantic had produced for Harris and Valpredo. Carrying top weight of 123 pounds, My Fiona dueled with Long Hot Summer and Lost Bus throughout the stretch. Long Hot Summer edged the other two for the win while My Fiona nosed out Lost Bus for second. My Fiona fnished the season with back-to-back stakes victories, at Santa Anita in the $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies and at Los Alamitos in the $200,250 Soviet Problem Stakes. She demonstrated her versatility by winning the frst by three-quarters of a length after racing of the pace early and the second by a half-length after vying for the early lead. Lengthening distances haven’t thwarted her either. My Fiona captured the Golden

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State Juvenile at seven furlongs and then succeeded around two turns at a mile in the Soviet Problem. Lovingier may get another My Fiona in the future because he has sent A Vision in Gray to Kentucky to be bred again to Ghostzapper this year. He plans to return the mare to California to get another Calbred. Meanwhile, My Fiona has a bright future ahead of her. “She’s been a good flly since the moment she was born,” Lovingier said.

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ROvENNA 3YO FEMALE By Tracy GanTz

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“We’ve been doing this for about 10 years now,” said Roger Brand, general manager of Dizney’s Double Diamond Farm near Ocala, Fla. Brand said that Dizney has raced horses in California for 20 years. Amadamprez, dam of Rovenna, had already produced California-bred Champions Gate, by Pure Prize, in 2009. Te year Rovenna was foaled at Harris Farms, where Dizney keeps his California mares, 2-year-old Champions Gate fnished second in the I’m Smokin Stakes at Del Mar. Rovenna is by Vronsky, who stands at the Johnston family’s Old English Rancho and is also the sire of 2-year-old champion male Acceptance. She made her frst start at 2 in 2013 at Calder, winning a maiden race while trained by William White. “I told Bill before the race that if she ran well she would be going to California,” said Brand. Tey sent Rovenna to trainer Mike Machowsky, and she placed in two stakes in her native state before the end of the year. Tat set her up for her championship run the following year.

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ot only does California’s incentive program encourage Californians to breed in their home state, but it has persuaded those elsewhere to get involved. Donald Dizney is a major breeder in Florida who recognized the potential of sending mares to California, and his plan has yielded the champion 3-year-old female of 2014 in Rovenna.

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She began 2014 with a third in the $201,500 California Cup Oaks and a 31⁄4-length allowance optional claiming victory. She also fnished the year in open allowance optional claiming company, but her performances in April sealed her championship. In the space of three weeks, Rovenna captured back-to-back stakes, the April 5 Evening Jewel Stakes and the April 26 Melair Stakes, both races named for previous Cal-bred champion 3-year-old fllies. Nine fllies lined up for the $200,250 Evening Jewel at 61⁄2 furlongs over Santa Anita’s main track. With Victor Espinoza aboard, Rovenna, favored at 3-2, led at almost every call. She had pulled away to a two-length margin in the stretch and extended it to 23⁄4 lengths at the wire, clocking the distance in 1:15.55. Rovenna didn’t have as easy a time in the $250,000 Melair, but, nevertheless,

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she courageously came through. Tis time she tackled more distance, 11⁄16 miles, again at Santa Anita. Espinoza kept Rovenna behind the pace while Magic Spot and Wonderful Lie dueled on the front end. Te jockey moved Rovenna up on the second turn, and she battled Wonderful Lie throughout the stretch, ultimately winning by a neck. Te frst two fnished 51⁄4 lengths ahead of third-placed Swiss Lake Yodeler. “She’s just game,” said Machowsky. “She does everything you ask of her.” Dizney and Machowsky gave Rovenna a break after the fall Santa Anita meeting and plan to bring her back for another sterling campaign at 4. Meanwhile, Amadamprez continues to produce Cal-breds, most recently a colt by Double Diamond stallion First Dude. She has been bred back to Vronsky.


Older Female

OLDER FEMALE By Tracy GanTz

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op Kisser began and ended 2014 in the winner’s circle at Santa Anita. In between she traveled north and south in a campaign that earned her a well-deserved title as champion California-bred older female. Tat Top Kisser was good enough to become a champion shouldn’t surprise anyone because she comes from one of the leading breeding programs in the state. Tom and Debi Stull, in the name of their Tommy Town Toroughbreds, often top the list of California breeders. In 2014 they ranked second, behind Perry Martin and Steve Coburn, breeders of California Chrome. Te Stulls buy mares in Kentucky that will cross well with the farm’s stallions. Tey purchased the dam of Top Kisser, the Cherokee Run mare Cherokee Kiss, for $75,000 at the 2007 Keeneland November mixed sale in foal to Flower Alley. Cherokee Kiss debuted at Golden Gate Fields and fnished her racing career in the East. She is a half sister to San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) and Bay Meadows Derby (gr. IIIT) winner Stanley Park. After Cherokee Kiss foaled a colt, the Stulls bred her to Old Topper, who stands at Tommy Town. Top Kisser resulted in 2009, a flly of good size. “She was always special,” said Debi Stull. “She’s a really big flly, so we started her a little later.” Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer didn’t debut Top Kisser until December of her 3-yearold season. She developed into a solid allowance winner at 4 in 2013, and after she fnished seventh in the July 20 Osunitas Stakes, she received a nine-month break. “Tere was nothing really wrong with her,” said Debi. “We just rested her.” Top Kisser enjoyed her time of, especially when the Stulls and farm personnel treated her to equine cookies. When

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she returned to Hollendorfer’s barn, she stepped up in class. On the 2014 Gold Rush card at Santa Anita April 26, Top Kisser competed in the $125,750 Spring Fever Stakes at six furlongs for older fllies and mares. She swooped past horses on the turn, getting the lead in midstretch en route to a 33⁄4 –length victory in 1:08.89. After a sixth down the hill on the turf in the Mizdirection Stakes, the only time she ran worse than third all year, Top Kisser traveled to Northern California. She started at two of the fair meetings, running third in the Oak Tree Distaf Stakes at Pleasanton and winning the California Governor’s Cup Handicap at Sacramento. Te speedy Reneesgotzip, second and

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third in editions of the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), bettered Top Kisser in the CERF Stakes at Del Mar, but Top Kisser easily outran the rest of the feld. Top Kisser fnished the year back at Santa Anita, where she rose even further in class. Second choice to Stopshoppingdebbie in the $100,250 L.A. Woman Stakes (gr. III) at 61⁄2 furlongs on the dirt, Top Kisser lay third early and scampered home by 33⁄4 lengths in 1:14.84.

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TOP kISSER

Bay Mare (March 15, 2009)

Old Topper – cherokee Kiss, by cherokee Run Breeder: Tommy Town Thoroughbreds Owner: Tommy Town Thoroughbreds AGE

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$216,550


ACCLAMATION Unusual Heat – Winning in Style, by Silveyville | Fee: 15,000 LF 2011 Eclipse Award Champion Older Male Twice California Horse of the Year Acclamation is the leading money earner for his sire UNUSUAL HEAT (six- time champion) First Foals yearlings of 2015 ACCLAMATION

BIG BAD LEROY BROWN Wild Again – Saboteur, by Corwyn Bay (Ire) | Fee: $2,500 LF Versatile Stakes Winner of $421,543 Handled Distances from 6 Furlongs to 1 1/8 Miles on the Dirt, Turf and all Weather By Breeders’ Cup Classic Winner WILD AGAIN, Grandsire of 2014 Breeders” Cup Classic winner BAYERN First foals are two-Year-olds of 2015 BIG BAD LEROY BROWN

CYCLOTRON Grand Slam – Eliot Chacer, by Clever Trick | Fee: Private Treaty California’s second leading Active Sire by 2014 Average Earnings 86% Winners from Starters and more than $72,500 Average Earnings per Runner Sire of 2014 Grade 1 performer CYCLOMETER ($477,004) won the G2 Los Angeles Stakes, 2nd in the G1 Triple Bend Stakes, placed in the G2 Potero Grande Stakes, to California champion BIG MACHER CYCLOTRON

SURF CAT Sir Cat – Trust Greta, by Centrust | Fee: Private Treaty Graded Stakes-Winning Millionaire won at distances from 6 ½ furlongs to 1 1/8 earning Beyer Speed Figures of 100 to 114. Ranked Among the top Three Active California Third Crop Sires by both 2014 Earnings and Winners Second on Brisnet’s 2014 leading 3rd crop Sires of California-Breds by Sire production Index Sire of Stakes-Placed San Onofre ( Don Valpredo California Cup Sprint) and My Rainbow Bridge

SURF CAT

VRONSKY Danzig – Words of War, by Lord At War (ARG) | Fee: $6,500 LF Ranked #1 on Brisnet’s 2014 leading Juvenile Sires of California-Breds by Sire production Index Lifetime Sire of 13% Juvenile Stakes Horses and in 2014 sire of 100% 2-year-old Winners/Runners. Sire of back to back Santa Anita Stakes Winner ROVENNA ($418,530), winner of the $250,000 Melair S. and $200,000 Evening Jewel S. Average earnings per runner over $61,500

OLD ENGLISH RANCHO Inquiries to Patsy Berumen, 461 N. Piedra Road, Sanger, California 93657 (909) 947-3911/FAX (909) 947-7368. E-mail: patsy@oldenglishrancho.com or website: www.oldenglishrancho.com

VRONSKY


California-Bred Champions since 1973 RECIPIENTS LISTED IN GOLD ARE REPEAT WINNERS

TWO-YEAR-OLD MALE

TWO-YEAR-OLD FEMALE

THREE-YEAR-OLD MALE

THREE-YEAR-OLD FEMALE

OLDER MALE

OLDER FEMALE

SPRINTER

TURF HORSE

HORSE OF THE YEAR

2014

ACCEPTANCE

MY FIONA

CALIFORNIA CHROME

ROVENNA

BIG MACHER

TOP KISSER

BIG MACHER

CALIFORNIA CHROME

CALIFORNIA CHROME

2013

TAMARANDO

SWISS LAKE YODELER

GERVINHO

DOINGHARDTIMEAGAIN

POINTSOFFTHEBENCH

TIZ FLIRTATIOUS

POINTSOFFTHEBENCH

TIZ FLIRTATIOUS

POINTSOFFTHEBENCH

2012

MONUMENT

TILDE

UNUSUAL HEATWAVE

WILLA B AWESOME

ACCLAMATION

HALO DOLLY

AMAZOMBIE

ACCLAMATION

ACCLAMATION

2011

ROUSING SERMON

ISMENE

BURNS

TEDDYÕS PROMISE

ACCLAMATION

ULTRA BLEND

AMAZOMBIE

ACCLAMATION

ACCLAMATION

2010

BENCH POINTS

CALIFORNIA NECTAR

CARACORTADO

EVENING JEWEL

THE USUAL Q. T.

UNZIP ME

COST OF FREEDOM

THE USUAL Q. T.

EVENING JEWEL

2009

CARACORTADO

REPO

THE USUAL Q. T.

EXCESSIVE BLEND

DANCING IN SILKS

LETHAL HEAT

DANCING IN SILKS

CALIFOMIA FLAG

CALIFORNIA FLAG/ DANCING IN SILKS

2008

BABS MOOSSA

SAUCEY EVENING

BOB BLACK JACK

LETHAL HEAT

COST OF FREEDOM

NASHOBAÕS KEY

BOB BLACK JACK

BOLD CHIEFTAIN

BOB BLACK JACK

2007

GEORGIE BOY

SPRING AWAKENING

IDIOT PROOF

ROMANCE IS DIANE

LAVA MAN

NASHOBAÕS KEY

IDIOT PROOF

NASHOBAÕS KEY

NASHOBAÕS KEY

2006

PIRATES DEPUTY

ROMANCE IS DIANE

BROTHER DEREK

BAI AND BAI

LAVA MAN

MOSCOW BURNING

THORÕS ECHO

LAVA MAN

LAVA MAN

2005

BROTHER DEREK

SIERRA SWEETIE

PROUD TOWER TOO

LEAVE ME ALONE

LAVA MAN

DREAM OF SUMMER

BORDONARO

VALENTINE DANCER

LAVA MAN

2004

TEXCESS

MEMORETTE

COZY GUY

YEARLY REPORT

MCCANNÕS MOJAVE

MOSCOW BURNING

BEAR FAN

MOSCOW BURNING

MOSCOW BURNING

2003

DONÕTSELLMESHORT

HOUSE OF FORTUNE

EXCESSIVEPLEASURE

VALENTINE DANCER

JOEY FRANCO

CEEÕS ELEGANCE

JOEY FRANCO

NINEBANKS

JOEY FRANCO

2002

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HUMOROUS LADY

CALKINS ROAD

SUPER HIGH

GREY MEMO

ABOVE PERFECTION

DISTURBINGTHEPEACE

CONTINENTAL RED

CONTINENTAL RED

2001

OFFICER

LADY GEORGE

ROMANCEISHOPE

GOLDEN BALLET

TIZNOW

GOURMET GIRL

GO GO

NATIVE DESERT

TIZNOW

2000

PROUD TOWER

JETIN EXCESS

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COVER GAL

GENERAL CHALLENGE

SMOOTH PLAYER

RICHTER SCALE

SMOOTH PLAYER

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1999

GIBSON COUNTY

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SMOOTH PLAYER

BUDROYALE

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NATIVE DESERT

BUDROYALE

1998

DARING GENERAL

CONTROLLED

INDIAN CHARLIE

MAGICAL ALLURE

FREE HOUSE

FLEET LADY

BIG JAG

NATIVE DESERT

FREE HOUSE

1997

EX MARKS THE COP

CAREER COLLECTION

FREE HOUSE

FLEET LADY

AWESOME DAZE

AVENUE OF GOLD

SURACHAI

GASTOWN

FREE HOUSE

1996

IN EXCESSIVE BULL

STARRY ICE

CAVONNIER

BELLEÕS FLAG

MEGANÕS INTERCO

CATÕS CRADLE

LETTHEBIGHOSSROLL

MEGANÕS INTERCO

CAVONNIER

1995

CAVONNIER

BATROYALE

DESERT PIRATE

CATÕS CRADLE

BEST PAL

PIRATEÕS REVENGE

WILD GOLD

WORK THE CROWD

CATÕS CRADLE

1994

FANDAREL DANCER

EMBROIDERED

COLLEGE TOWN

WORK THE CROWD

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SOVIET PROBLEM

SOVIET PROBLEM

SOVIET PROBLEM

SOVIET PROBLEM

1993

INDIVIDUAL STYLE

WORK THE CROWD

DENMARS DREAM

SOVIET PROBLEM

BERTRANDO

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SOFTSHOE SURE SHOT

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1992

MOSCOW CHANGES

INCINDRESS

BERTRANDO

CHARM A GENDARME

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ANSWER DO

BLAZE OÕBRIEN

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1991

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DON BÕS PRINCESS

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TERESA MC

BRUHO

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1990

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THERESAÕS PLEASURE

REAL CASH

MATERCO

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SENSATIONAL STAR

CACOETHES

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1989

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DOMINANT DANCER

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1988

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1987

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1986

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1985

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1983

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1980

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1979

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HAZEL R.

GOLDEN ACT

VARIETY QUEEN

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1978

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1977

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DONÕS MUSIC

CRYSTAL WATER

DANCING FEMME

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1976

FLEET DRAGOON

SPECIAL WARMTH

CRYSTAL WATER

ANY TIME LADY

ANCIENT TITLE

JUST A KICK

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1975

TELLYÕS POP

WALK IN THE SUN

MESSENGER OF SONG

OUR FIRST DELIGHT

ANCIENT TITLE

MODUS VIVENDI

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1974

THE BAGEL PRINCE

HOT N NASTY

STARDUST MEL

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1973

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GENTLEMANÕS SKETCH

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ROYAL OWL

MINSTREL MISS

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COIL

Point Given – Eversmile, by Theatrical (Ire)

Versatile Grade 1 Winner at 1 1/8 Miles on the East Coast and Grade 1 Winner at 6 Furlongs on the West Coast Winner of the Haskell Invitational S.-G1 over Grade 1 Classic Winners SHACKLEFORD and RULER ON ICE, plus ASTROLOGY (G3), PANTS ON FIRE (G2), J J’S LUCKY TRAIN (G3), JOE VANN (G3), etc. Winner of the Santa Anita Sprint Championship S.-G1 defeating Grade 1 SWs JIMMY CREED, AMAZOMBIE and CAMP VICTORY, plus CAPITAL ACCOUNT (G2), RENEESGOTZIP (G2), etc. Top level Stakes performer – 1-2-3 in 11 of 13 starts earning $1,064,360, including Cigar Mile H.-G1, Goodwood S.-G1, Pat O’Brien S.-G2, Swaps S.-G2 and Affirmed H.-G3

Maiden Special Winner at two – second time out at Hollywood by 31⁄4 lengths Return 6 furlong allowance winner going 1:09.16 posting a 106 Beyer O/o half-sister to 6-time G1SW and Eclipse Champion POSSIBLY PERFECT ($1,377,634) Third Leading California Sire by Mares Bred in 2013

2015 FEE: $4,000 LIVE FOAL (stand & nurse) Owners: M. Pegram, K. Watson, P. Weitman

Inquiries to Tom Hudson, Magali Farms 4050 Casey Avenue, Santa Ynez, CA 93460. Phone (805) 693-1777 Fax: (805) 693-1644 E-mail: inquiries@magalifarms.com Web Site: www.magalifarms.com

Special Stud Fee incentive for any breeder who bred mares to coil in his frst two seasons.


CTBA Broodmare of the Year

LOVE THE CHASE

dam of high-profile california chrome named top broodmare

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As added recognition, his dam, Love the Chase, was named California’s 2014 Broodmare of the Year. Te 9-year-old daughter of Not For Love—Chase It Down, by Polish Numbers, not only earned her title with only one runner on the track but did it with her very frst foal. Steve Coburn and Perry Martin bought into a Blinkers On Racing Stable partnership that through trainer Greg Gilchrist had purchased Love the Chase for $30,000 at the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-old sale. With Gilchrist 38

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y now the juggernaut that is California Chrome has made an impression on many, becoming a household name last spring. Te popular chestnut colt earned a wealth of year-end awards, both on the national stage with an Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male, and at home as California’s Horse of the Year, champion turf horse, and champion 3-year-old male.

at the helm, the chestnut flly debuted as the favorite in a $32,000 maiden claiming event Dec. 4, 2008. She fnished fourth and followed with a sixth for the same tag. Te flly was dropped in for an $8,000 tag Jan. 23, 2009, and fnished sixth again despite being favored once more. She put

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it all together one start later, winning by 31⁄2 lengths in driving fashion at the $8,000 level. She wasn’t claimed, and as the partnership on her was being dissolved, Martin and Perry bought her for $8,000. Love the Chase ran twice more, fnishing last both times, and once a breathing


decarchy distant View – Toussaud, by El Gran Senor

TOP-5 ACTIVE CALIFORnIA LEAdInG SIRE OF 2014 California’s Leading Sire with his first three crops of Cal-breds in 2007, 2008, and 2009. 2014 Progeny earningS of over $2.3 MiLLion. Nearly $11 million in Progeny Earnings and Ten Stakes Winners, including 2014 Grade 2-pl, 3-Time SW AWESOME RETURN ($354,780), backto-back 2014 winner of $250,000 Snow Chief S. and $100,000 Silky Sullivan S. and placed in the $250,000 Mathis Brothers Mile S.-G2; Grade 3 2yo SW STONEY FLEECE ($581,019), winner of the $100,000 Generous S.-G3, 2nd in 2014 $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic, etc.; G1-pl SW ANTARES WORLD ($438,328), California Oaks and Golden Poppy S. winner, 2nd American Oaks S.-G1, 3rd Harold C. Ramser Sr. H.-G3; SW QUISISANA ($334,158), winner of the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Sprint S.; 2014 SW SUSANS EXPRESS ($143,390), won $200,000 California Cup Oaks; etc. Sire of 11% Juvenile Stakes Horse & Ranked Among the Leading California Juvenile Sires of 2014 with SPW New Karma and back-to-back Del Mar MSW and Santa Anita Allowance Winner ASHLEY’S SASSY

2015 FEE: $3,000 LIVE FOAL (stand & nurse)

rIchard’S KId Lemon drop Kid – Tough Broad, by Broad Brush

MULTIPLE GRAdE 1 WInnER of $2,482,295 Versatile Winner from 1 Mile to 11⁄2 Miles • Posting ELEVEN Triple Digit Beyers Won $1,000,000 Grade 1 Pacific Classic – TWICE, once with 107 Beyer Won $250,000 Grade 1 Goodwood S. with 106 Beyer Won $150,000 Grade 2 San Antonio H. with 101 Beyer Won $100,000 Grade 3 Cougar II H. – once with 100 Beyer & once with NTR of 11⁄2 Miles in 2:291⁄5 Won Prove It S. with 105 Beyer setting 13⁄8 Miles ETR of 2:162⁄5 The leading son of G1 Belmont Classic Winner & Eclipse Champion LEMON DROP KID (118 Beyer) and 6-time SW TOUGH BROAD (100 Beyer), by Leading Sire BROAD BRUSH.

2015 FEE: $3,000 LIVE FOAL (stand and nurse) Also Standing: Atticus, Coil, Roi Charmant and Mr. Broad Blade Inquiries to Tom Hudson, Magali Farms 4050 Casey Avenue, Santa Ynez, CA 93460. Phone (805) 693-1777 Fax: (805) 693-1644 E-mail: inquiries@magalifarms.com Web Site: www.magalifarms.com Santa Ynez, California Inquiries to Tom Hudson, Magali Farms, 4050 Casey Avenue, Santa Ynez, CA 93460. Phone (805) 693-1777 Fax: (805) 693-1644 E-mail: inquiries@magalifarms.com Web Site: www.magalifarms.com

MAGALI FARMS


California Chrome was the frst foal from Love the Chase and her only runner

California Chrome has two full sisters from Love the Chase. One, a 2-year-old in training and the other a yearling who is almost as big as the 2-year-old produce a precocious juvenile and classic sophomore such as California Chrome. Te fashy chestnut colt was born Feb. 18, 2011, and was brought up at Harris Farms in Coalinga, where Love the Chase still resides. California Chrome looked good enough in early training that Love the Chase was bred back to Lucky Pulpit after being barren in 2012. After breaking his maiden in his second start, California Chrome added the $100,250 Graduation Stakes and the

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problem was discovered, she was retired. An initial mating with Redatorre (Brz) didn’t take, but the following season Love the Chase was in foal to Lucky Pulpit, who stood for $2,500. Te son of Pulpit led the California frst-crop sire list in 2010 despite only 10 runners. Coburn and Perry took heat for purchasing and breeding the flly. Because of the criticism, Coburn and Perry named their partnership DAP Racing, which stands for Dumb Ass Partners. In the end their gamble proved to be a wise one after all. Love the Chase’s success in the breeding shed might not have been a total surprise. Her sire, Not For Love, is a full brother to 1989 Eclipse champion 2-yearold male Rhythm. Not For Love’s dam, grade I winner Dance Number, is out of champion Numbered Account, the dam of stakes-placed Polish Numbers, who, in turn, is the sire of Love the Chase’s dam, Chase It Down. Tat makes Love the Chase 3x3 to the great producer Numbered Account, but the infuential bloodlines don’t end there. Winner Chase It Down is out of New York stakes winner Chase the Dream, a royally bred mare in her own right. Her sire, Sir Ivor, famously won many of the United Kingdom’s biggest races and went on to be a top sire and broodmare sire. Tis combination of speed and stamina in Love the Chase’s pedigree enabled her to

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CTBA Broodmare of the Year

Love the Chase with her 2014 flly by Lucky Pulpit

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$200,500 King Glorious Stakes as a 2-yearold. He turned heads when winning the latter by 61⁄4 lengths, stamping himself as a possible contender on the Triple Crown trail. Te King Glorious kicked of a six-race win streak that saw California Chrome rise to the head of the class. He won the $250,750 California Cup Derby by 51⁄2 lengths over grade I winner Tamarando, then cruised to a 71⁄4-length romp in the $300,500 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II). Distance questions surrounded Coburn and Martin’s colt, but a 51⁄4-length score in the $1,000,750 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) made him the clear favorite for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Te Kentucky Derby is supposed to be one of the most difcult races of the year to win, but California Chrome made it look almost easy with a 13⁄4-length score. He followed that classic victory with another, a win in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). He missed out on the Triple Crown after injuring a hoof at the start of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and fnished fourth. After a summer break California Chrome fnished a disappointing sixth in the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) and third, beaten just a nose and a neck, in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I). In an unusual twist, trainer Art Sherman wheeled him back in the $300,250 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) on the grass, and California Chrome responded with a two-length victory. Love the Chase has a 2-year-old flly named Hope’s Love in training at Harris Ranch, as well as a strapping yearling flly. Both are full sisters to California Chrome. “Tey love what the 2-year-old is doing,” Coburn said, “and the yearling is just out being a horse. But she’s almost as big as the 2-year-old already. She’s just really well put together and in great shape.” Coburn joked about Love the Chase now being “married” to Lucky Pulpit, as she is due to give birth to another foal by him in April. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fx it, you know?” Coburn said. Because of the success of California Chrome, Lucky Pulpit’s fee has since been raised to $10,000. And while he certainly added plenty to California Chrome, much of California Chrome’s stamina and prowess can also be attributed to his dam, Love the Chase, the Broodmare of the Year.


CTBA Awards Dinner

ACColAdes All Around By Tracy GanTz PhoTos By ron Mesaros

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alifornia breeders received their just accolades at the California Toroughbred Breeders Association Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner. Held at Te Westin in Pasadena Feb. 9 with BetAmerica as the presenting sponsor, the dinner celebrated the year-end champions, highlighted by the amazing year of California Chrome. While California Chrome’s connections received several awards, the dinner also honored other divisional champions, leading sires, and the latest inductees into the CTBA Hall of Fame. In addition, Sen. Andy Vidak received the inaugural Sen. Kenneth L. Maddy Award. Te CTBA announces all of the award winners except Horse of the Year prior to the dinner, but no one expected a surprise. Frank Mirahmadi, who has emceed the festivities for several years, jokingly referenced the possibility of an upset. Alert Bay and Big Macher, who had the kind of seasons that could have earned them a Horse of the Year title any other year, were the other two fnalists. Te crowd of some 200 people loved the flms of all the champions, especially California Chrome’s victories in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I). Owner/ breeders Perry Martin and Steve Coburn spent the night heading to the podium as their awards piled up. Lucky Pulpit, sire of California Chrome, was the frst honoree as the leading sire of 2014. Dan Kiser, farm manager for Larry and Marianne Williams, who own Lucky Pulpit, accepted the award and told the story of how California Chrome’s dam, Love the Chase, was originally to be bred

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Steve Coburn (above) and co-owner Perry Martin accepted awards for California Chrome’s accomplishments that earned him Horse of the Year, top Three-Year-Old Male and the best Turf performer. Coburn and Martin also took home hardware for Love the Chase who was named Broodmare of the Year

to Redattore, who as a shuttle stallion was stuck in the Southern Hemisphere. Kiser explained that Martin and Coburn investigated Lucky Pulpit as an alternative, researching the pedigrees, and “history happened.” Kiser added, “So most of all I want to thank the people in Peru” for keeping Redattore away from California. Unusual Heat, Papa Clem, and Tribal Rule also received recognition as top sires

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by turf earnings, 2-year-old earnings, and number of winners, respectively. “We are so grateful for all of your support of Unusual Heat,” said Madeline Auerbach, who thanked Barry, Dyan, and David Abrams as also being instrumental in Unusual Heat’s success. Bo Hirsch was thrilled to accept for Papa Clem, thanking those involved and the people who bred to the stallion. Ten he smiled and added, “Tose of you who


california-bred champions acceptance Two-Year-Old Male Champion

haven’t bred to him, I invite you to come see him at Legacy Ranch.” Martin and Coburn accepted awards as leading breeders as well as for Love the Chase as Broodmare of the Year. When they returned for California Chrome’s champion 3-year-old male and turf horse awards, Martin thanked the CTBA. “If it weren’t through their hard work and dedication,” he said, “my wife and I wouldn’t even be in the breeding business. It was the programs that they developed that actually made us make the business decision we wanted to be Calbred breeders.” Both Art Sherman as Trainer of the Year and Bruce Headley as a Hall of Fame inductee received standing ovations. “I couldn’t have done this without my crew,” said Sherman. “You need loyal people, and I sure have that. Tey’ve got my back.” Bud Johnston, in receiving Acceptance’s award as champion 2-year-old male, assured the audience that the colt’s shin problem is minor and that he will be back soon. Terry Lovingier, breeder of champion 2-year-old female My Fiona, accepted with co-owners Tom Beckerle and Amanda Navarro. He pointed out how much more fun it is with partners, saying, “it makes your whole world so much better.” Roger Brand of Donald Dizney’s Double Diamond Farm in Ocala, Fla., traveled to California to accept for Rovenna as champion 3-year-old flly, while trainer Richard Baltas accepted for Big Macher as champion older male and sprinter. “You never know what’s going to happen when you claim a horse,” said Baltas. “Tis horse has earned it, and it’s been a helluva ride.” Te evening ended with the announcement of California Chrome as Horse of the Year. Martin and Coburn sat that one out, sending Sherman’s son, Alan, to the podium along with exercise rider Willie Delgado and groom Raul Rodriguez. “California Chrome deserves every trophy he’s gotten,” said Delgado. “And there is still a lot more of him to come.”

Acceptance was bred by Old English Rancho, is owned by E. W. & Judy Johnston and Robert Riggio and is trained by Donald Warren (L to R) Presenter Dan Schiffer, Judy Johnston, Mary Hilvers (the Johnston’s daughter), and Bud Johnston

my fiona Two-Year-Old Female Champion My Fiona was bred by Terry Lovingier, is owned by Terry Lovingier, Tom Beckerle and Amanda Navarro and is trained by Walther Solis (L to R) Presenter Joe Morris with owner-breeder Terry Lovingier and co-owners Amanda Navarro and Tom Beckerle

rovenna Three-Year-Old Female Champion Rovenna was bred/is owned by Donald Dizney and is trained by Mike Machowsky (above, L to R) Pete Parrella presented to Mike Machowsky and Roger Brand

big macher Older Male / Sprint Champion Big Macher was bred by Ballena Vista Farm, is owned by Tom Mansor and Tachycardia Stables and is trained by Richard Baltas (above, L to R) Richard Baltas receiving from John Barr

top kisser Older Female Champion Top Kisser was bred/is owned by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds and is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer Emcee Frank Mirahmadi and CTBA’s Christy Chapman accepted on behalf of Tommy Town Thoroughbreds

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CTBA Awards Dinner

breeder/stallion awards

love the chase / steve coburn & perry martin Leading Breeders of California Foaled Thoroughbreds by Earnings Broodmare of the Year tribal rule / tribal rule syndicate (L to R) Doug Burge presents Leading California Sire of California to Denise, Perry, and Kelly Martin and Carolyn and Steve Conceived Foals by Number of Winners Coburn

Emcee Frank Mirahmadi accepts the award

ctba hall of fame indUctees (L to R) Bud Johnston, Bruce‘s daughter Karen Headley, Bruce Headley, and son Gus Headley

bruce headley

Marsha Naify and presenter Harris Auerbach

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TRAINER OF THE YEAR ART SHERMAN

UNUSUAL HEAT Leading California Sire of California Conceived Foals by Turf Earnings Unusual Heat is owned by the Unusual Heat Syndicate. (L to R) presenter Keith Brackpool, David Abrams, Madeline Auerbach, Barry and Dyan Abrams, Harris Auerbach

Alan and Faye Sherman, presenter Sue Greene, Art Sherman A cake was on hand to celebrate Sherman’s upcoming birthday

PAPA CLEM Leading California Sire of California Conceived Two-Year-Olds by Turf Earnings Papa Clem is owned by The Papa Clem Syndicate. (L to R) Pete Parrella, Bo Hirsch, presenter Edward Freeman, and Gayle Van Leer

MR. & MRS. LARRY D. WILLIAMS Leading California Sire of California Conceived Foals by Earnings Farm Manager Dan Kiser was on hand to accept the award for Mr. & Mrs. Larry Williams

SENATOR ANDY VIDAK Kenneth L. Maddy Award Senator Andy Vidak (center) accepts the award from John Harris and Robyn Black

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Regional Sales

CAL-BREDS DRIVE JANUARY SALE A

s trainers continue to look for California-breds so that they can take advantage of the premiums available, Cal-breds played a major role in the Barretts January mixed sale. Six of the top 10 prices at the sale were for Cal-breds while one of the three sale-toppers has produced a Cal-bred stakes winner.

Stormy Gigi, a 9-yearLovingier and Beckerle GROSS SALES old Kentucky-bred mare, are longtime friends and was one of three to bring basketball-playing col$50,000 at the sale. Not leagues. Lovingier said only did she do all of her that Beckerle has named racing in California, but she is also the the colt Shared Vision. dam of Cal-bred G. G. Ryder. Winner “Tom loves horse racing, and he has of the 2014 Alcatraz Stakes and second several partners he is putting in My Fioin last year’s Berkeley Handicap (gr. III) na’s half brother,” Lovingier said. while racing for Jerry Hollendorfer and Te sale’s catalog increased in size from George Todaro, 4-year-old G. G. Ryder the previous year, resulting in a gross of has earned $220,794. $2,104,800, up 8.2% over 2014. A toAndy Havens’ Havens Bloodstock tal of 248 horses sold for an average of Agency, the sale’s leading consignor, of- $8,487, a decline of 2.3% from last year. fered Stormy Gigi. Ron Stolich purchased Te median of $5,000 dropped 6.5%. her. A daughter of Storm Boot out of the Te buy-back rate came in at 23.7%, with stakes-winning It’s Freezing mare Anti- 77 horses not sold. freeze, Stormy Gigi sold in foal to Kodiak A complete dispersal of Karen and Kowboy. Mickey Taylor of Seattle Slew fame Two 2-year-olds also sold for $50,000. highlighted the catalog. Tat dispersal, Mary Knight as agent sold a Ken- handled by Special T Toroughbreds as tucky-bred son of War Chant—Primp, agent, included two Cal-breds in the top by Bernardini, to Bruno De Berdt as 10 prices. agent. Rozamund Barclay, the sale’s leadCouncil Rules, a 3-year-old daughter of ing buyer, purchased a daughter of Gone Council Member—Playful Sara, by Fast Astray—Striking T, by Smart Strike, from Play, who broke her maiden at Golden Elena Crim’s H & E Ranch. Gate Fields a week before the sale, sold A 2-year-old half brother to California for $43,000 from the Taylor group. Playchampion My Fiona brought the highest ful Sara is a half sister to multiple stakes price for a Cal-bred. Terry Lovingier, the winner Glitter Star. Trainer Jef Bonde breeder and co-owner of My Fiona, con- bought Council Rules. signed the son of Bushwacker to the sale. Another of Council Member’s ofTom Beckerle, another partner in My Fio- spring, the 5-year-old winning gelding na, purchased the colt for $45,000. My Tey Call Me Mr. P, brought $40,000 Fiona was recently named champion Cal- from the Taylor dispersal. Out of the bred 2-year-old flly of 2014 following Phone Trick mare Drop a Dime, Tey wins in the CTBA Stakes, Golden State Call Me Mr. P went to Gary Danelson. Juvenile Fillies Stakes, and Soviet Problem California’s top sires of 2014 were repStakes. resented in the sale. Lucky Pulpit, the sire

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2015 JANUARY MIXED SALE RESULTS NO. SOLD GROSS SALES

BROODMARES

86

$571,400

STALLIONS

3

$17,400

YEARLINGS

54

$421,800

TWO-YEAR-OLDS

64

$709,500

HORSES OF RACING AGE 41

$384,700

2015 SALE TOTAL

248

$2,104,800

2014 JANUARY MIXED SALE RESULTS NO. SOLD GROSS SALES

BROODMARES

83

$435,900

STALLIONS

1

$1,700

YEARLINGS

47

$403,000

TWO-YEAR-OLDS

51

$634,900

HORSES OF RACING AGE 42

$469,400

2014 SALE TOTAL

224

$1,944,900

A complete dispersal of Karen and Mickey Taylor of Seattle Slew fame highlighted the catalog of Horse of the Year California Chrome and California’s leader last year, is the sire of a 2-year-old Cal-bred daughter of the Cee’s Tizzy mare Keep Active. Harris Farms sold the flly as agent, and Shawn Dugan bought her as agent for $30,000. Papa Clem, the leading sire of California-conceived 2-year-olds by earnings last year, had a 2-year-old flly out of the Awesome Again mare Reregister sell for $31,000. Havens sold her for Legacy Ranch to Bryan Anderson, agent. Unusual Heat, California’s leading turf sire of 2014, sired the $30,000 broodmare Andover the Cash and a yearling Cal-bred flly for $25,000. Machmer Hall bought the yearling from H & E Ranch. Te youngster is out of Puerto Rican champion Cherokee Toast.


SChooling for the future

Colleges prepare next generatIons for the equIne Industry

Most of the training received by students at ceh can be applied in the racing idustry

By Emily ShiEldS

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ollege students interested in the horse business have many options, with popular choices being the University of Arizona’s Racetrack Industry Program or the University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program.

California’s colleges are also preparing for the industry’s future. Several ofer an array of equine-oriented programs, from intensive veterinary work to beginner riding classes.

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fornia at Davis and the newer Western University of Health Services in Pomona. U.C. Davis has a proud, lengthy history to go along with its many accomplishments. Te public research university sprawls across 5,300 acres and is ranked as the ninth-best public university, according to the 2015 U.S. News and World Report college rankings. Te school now

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hosts programs in medicine, law, education, and nursing, but it was originally developed as University Farm, teaching horticulture and agriculture. Te famed UC Davis Veterinary Medicine program includes the Center for Equine Health (CEH), which was established in 1973. About 150 horses regularly call the CEH home, and it also serves as a quarantine facility for horses imported into the United States. “Te veterinary medicine equine stream provides education and training in internal medicine, orthopedics, surgery,

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lameness diagnosis, imaging, oncology, ophthalmology, reproduction, and neonatology,” said Barbara Meierhenry, senior editor at the CEH. “Most of the training received by veterinary students can be applied in the racing industry, with the exception of oncology, which afects primarily older horses,” Meierhenry said. “Training in surgery and minimally invasive techniques are very applicable, as arthroscopic surgeries are commonly performed on racehorses. Training in lameness evaluation and imaging as well as diagnosis and treatment of various musculoskeletal conditions is translatable to racing practice. Te students are educated on the musculoskeletal conditions that are common in the young racehorse, as well as the respiratory and metabolic demands of the racing athlete.” Summer internships and senior externships ofer practical racing experience to students after they have undergone clinical training at the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Te sheer size of the school’s herd increases the students’ hands-on learning opportunities.

Most of the training received by veterinary students can be applied in the racing industry, with the exception of oncology, which afects primarily older horses.” — Senior editor at CEH Barbara Meierhenry

“Veterinary students are involved in that care and experience more common equine ailments that are not typically referred to the hospital, such as foot abscesses, minor lacerations, minor colics, and respiratory infections,” Meierhenry added. “Te CEH herd serves as a valuable

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cal Poly San luis obispo students can apply what they’ve learned in class to real-world situations

teaching resource, given the number of horses and variety of medical conditions for which they were donated. In exchange, the horses receive top-notch care.” Te availability of cases is especially helpful to students, many of whom have gone on to become California racetrack practitioners. “With equine reproduction they may palpate a pregnant mare or fush embryos in the lab, or in surgical training they may scrub in on surgeries,” Meierhenry noted. “Te students also enjoy following up on cases to see outcomes with their own eyes and interacting with grateful clients who are appreciative of the care given to their horses.” Te Western University of Health Sciences added a College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998, which made it the frst new veterinary college opened in the United States in two decades. About 100 students are admitted each year. Classes can be taken in equine medicine and surgery, in addition to coursework on topics varying from anesthesia to fnancial management of a veterinary practice. Problem-based learning rather than the traditional lecture-based teaching is pop-

ular at the school, as students can work on cases in small groups rather than in large, impersonal settings. Te college promises intensive hands-on work with animals as early as the frst semester, with the focus ranging from companion animals to wildlife and livestock. cal Poly caMPuSeS

California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, ofers various enterprise courses (classes in which students apply what they’ve learned in class to real-world situations), from the mare care enterprise to the Toroughbred enterprise, in which students get extensive training in the racing industry. Natalie Baker, the Equine Center supervisor at the school’s Animal Science department, said, “We ofer a mare care enterprise where students learn the handson basics of how to safely work with horses on the ground and concepts such as colors and breeds, conformation, grooming leading and tying, tack and saddling, bathing, lunging, and leg wraps.” In the Toroughbred enterprise “students get hands-on experience sales-prepping our Toroughbred weanlings and yearlings, by grooming,

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exercising, and understanding fundamentals of nutrition and training. Tey also get to visit some nearby Toroughbred farms to see an industry perspective of racing, foaling, and general care.” Te school’s herd of 100 horses comprises Toroughbred and Quarter Horse mares in addition to regular riding horses. Students help research and book matings for the mares and are involved in the embryo transfers for the Quarter Horses. Dr. Jaymie Noland is the department head of Animal Science. “Tere are about 700 students in the Animal Science Department,” said Noland, “with probably around 600 of them enrolled in some of the equine classes every year. Tere’s everything from biomechanics to advanced equine reproduction.” Students regularly take jobs working at some of the major Toroughbred farms in Central California, such as Harris Farms, River Edge Farm, and Rancho San Miguel. During the spring quarter Noland takes some students to Kentucky for exposure to the Bluegrass region’s breeding and racing industry. “We tour the Fasig-Tipton sales yard, go through barns on the Churchill Downs backside, and get over to Rood and Riddle and Haygard hospitals,” she said. “Te students are immersed in so many aspects of the industry.” A former Rancho San Miguel manager, Kasia Roether, is now a professor at the school. She teaches the Toroughbred enterprise class. “We start right away with sales prep for the January mixed sale,” Roether said. “I got my experience when working for Taylor Made Sales Agency in Kentucky, and now I pass that on to the students. I teach about horse behavior, proper stall cleaning, and tricks that sales prep people do to make the horses look great throughout all stages. Sales prep is especially neat for students because by the time the course is over, the horse has completely changed from where it started. Tis is a great experience for everyone involved.” Tis season students are getting the chance to prep an orphaned juvenile colt for sale. “He is full of himself and gives them a chance to learn about the needs of a growing young horse, from exercise and train54

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Students at cal Poly San luis obispo learn handling, grooming, the importance of a changing nutrition plan, and the thorough study of conformation in preparation for a sale

ing to feeding,” said Roether. Handling, grooming, and the importance of a changing nutrition plan as a sale approaches are all part of the lesson plan, as is a thorough study of conformation. “We go out into the pastures and actually look at horses, examining their faults and good qualities,” said Roether. “We talk about matching the traits of a mare with those of a possible stallion. Tese are things they will use outside the school.”

I got my experience when working for Taylor Made Sales Agency in Kentucky, and now I pass that on to the students.” — Cal Poly professor Kasia Roether

Founded in 1901, the main Cal Poly, SLO campus sits on 1,321 acres and hosts around 17,000 students. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, originally began as a satellite campus to San Luis Obispo. But after W.K. Kellogg donated an 812-acre horse ranch, it became its own entity in 1966. More than 20,000 students attend Cal Poly Pomona, which is located on 1,438 acres among Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino counties. Te school ofers both an animal science and an animal health science program. Te latter “trains students to be

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registered veterinary technicians (RVTs) and prepares them to take the California RVT exam,” said Sarah De La Parra, the administrative support coordinator for the Animal and Veterinary Sciences department of the school’s College of Agriculture. “Tis program gives them lots of hands-on experience, ranging from in class and lab hands on to externships working in small animal clinics and larger animal hospitals.” Te animal science program is a pre-veterinary option. “It helps to prepare those who wish to go on to vet school,” said De La Parra. “Both programs get hands-on experience with small animals, bovine, sheep, and swine as well as with the horses.” Cal Poly Pomona students also have chances to work with horses via the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center. Te students can volunteer their time to participate in the foal watch program, which sees the birth of 10 or more foals per year, or take part in the Equestrian Drill Team, which showcases the school’s famous Arabian horses. Other volunteer options include anything from grooming and saddling horses to assisting with general farm maintenance. Te center also employs student grooms and stall cleaners, but the students’ academic work must continue to fourish while employed. Students can ride in the regular Intercollegiate Horse Show Association competitions ofered throughout the year. Both hunt seat and western riding styles are wel-


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the Pierce college equestrian center boasts three outdoor arenas, a covered arena, two enclosed 20-stall barns, and rambling trails suitable for riding.

comed, and the center provides the horses if the student doesn’t already own one. All levels of ability are accepted. A team orientation begins the season each September, with weekly meetings held thereafter. Pierce college

Pierce College, located in Woodland Hills, is a two-year public institution that began in 1947 as an agricultural college. Its 226-acre farm is home to a thriving equestrian facility, which was recently rebuilt to the tune of $13 million. Te Pierce College Equestrian Center boasts three outdoor arenas, a covered arena, two enclosed 20-stall barns, and rambling trails suitable for riding. Eighteen horses on loan from the Frontier Pack Station in the Sierra Nevada Mountains call the center home during the school year. Te students and professors provide the horses’ health and hoof care. 56

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Patricia Warner, Director of Equine Science, noted that students can obtain either a certifcate, which takes a year to a year and a half, or an actual equine science degree over two years. “If you already have your general education classes out of the way, it’s fast and fun and you can take all these horse classes,” Warner said. “Te classes include anything from hands-on horse training, to horse breeds and history, then breeding, genetics, and feeding. Tey are equivalent to the courses you’d take at a major university.” Te school’s riding classes include options for all levels of riding ability, and a range of management classes teach topics from how to handle a herd of horses to how to host a horse show. Te horse show class entails everything from marketing to public address system set-up. Community classes for all ages are also available, such as equine health and frst aid.

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“Tese classes, including our riding classes, are less than $30 a unit,” Warner said. “Where else can you learn to ride or be taught about horse health by a veterinarian for that price? We aren’t catering to people who just want a degree. We are here for those whose dream it is to learn to ride and enter the industry.” Students in the equine science program visit Santa Anita Park each year and receive a backside tour from trainer Darrell Vienna. “Our program has a great track record for putting people into the industry as store owners, horse trainers, rodeo people, horse show and ranch managers, owners and breeders, and even exercise riders,” Warner said. “People who learn to ride here come out with a safety-based background.” Like many other schools with animal science curriculums, Pierce also ofers a registered vet technician and pre-veterinary medicine program. When looking for a college to nurture an interest in equines, there is no need to travel outside of California. Te expansive programs ofered in the state cover all facets of the horse industry.


Empire Maker—Delta Princess, by A.P. Indy - Fee: $5,000-LF Grade I Stakes-Placed Winner of $119,170

FROM THE STRONGEST FEMALE FAMILY IN CALIFORNIA, & ONE OF THE BEST IN THE NATION Khozan, a half-brother to three-time Eclipse champion ROYAL DELTA, and a full brother to EMPIRE WAY, broke his maiden in a MSW at Gulfstream Park Jan 24. All three are out of the multiple-graded stakes winning A.P. INDY mare DELTA PRINCESS

Out of the multiple graded stakes winning A.P. INDY mare, DELTA PRINCESS, is a full sister to GI winner INDI FIVE HUNDRED and a half to Italian Group I Winner BIONDETTI. DELTA PRINCESS is also the dam of Champion 3 Year-old-flly and Champion Older Mare, ROYAL DELTA ($4,811,126). From 6 foals to race she has fve winners and progeny earnings totaling: $5,733,517 including

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2014 Grade I - Stakes Winner CROWN QUEEN ($593,000) and stakes placed Carnival Court EMPIRE WAY is by EMPIRE MAKER, sire of Champion ROYAL DELTA, GI winners PIONEEROF THE NILE, 2014 GI winners GRACE HALL and EMOLLIENT EMPIRE WAY sold at the 2011 Fasig-Tipton March Two-year Old in Training Sale for $250,000

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CTBA Member

PROFILE

Gloria Haley By Emily ShiEldS

N Urging a Team efforT

ew California Toroughbred Breeders Association board member Gloria Haley truly believes that horse racing is a team sport, and not just within each barn. Haley would love to see the powers in racing, both in the state and the nation, band together to fx mounting problems, such as purse troubles and fnding careers for retired racehorses. “Sport is important to me, and I love that that’s exactly what our game is: a sport,” Haley said. “As owners, trainers, and racetracks, we all have to be unifed together in our

efort to make racing succeed. We are like a clock, and we need to all turn as gears to make it work.” Sports philosophy runs in Haley’s background, as the 63-year-old grew up ofciating softball and volleyball games. At Sonoma State University she studied physical education and physiology and eventually realized how much of what she was learning applied to horse racing. “I was coaching at Santa Rosa High at the time,” she said, “when I realized how useful my knowledge of phys-

iology, exercise, and nutrition would be in another sport, like racing. So I bought my frst broodmare, and now I’ve been training for over 30 years.” Horses conditioned by Haley have earned more than $3.1 million on the track, with 174 wins in 1,972 starts. She is based out of Golden Gate Fields but often runs at the Northern California fairs and will ship an occasional horse south to Santa Anita Park and Del Mar. Possibly the best horse Haley has trained has been Yerevan Star, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Menifee—Sara Six, by Saratoga Six. Te chestnut flly

Sport is important to me, and I love that that’s exactly what our game is: a sport,” Haley said. “As owners, trainers, and racetracks, we all have to be unifed together in our efort to make racing succeed. We are like a clock, and we need to all turn as gears to make it work.”

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

At 2 – won the Tim Conway S. by 5 ½ lengths, fnished 2nd in the $200,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint At 3 – won the Spectacular Bid S. at Gulfstream Park and fnished 3rd to Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands winner - ORB in the GI Besilu Stables Florida Derby At 4 – won the Green Flash H., at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club By black type winning son of STORM CAT, WITH DISTINCTION, the sire of 2014 stakes winners NOBODY CATCH ME and DECISIVE MOMENT ($910,783).

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surprised when breaking her maiden in her second start at Pleasanton in 2004. She turned heads with a gutsy comeback performance along the rail after being headed in late stretch to score by a nose at 13-1. In her very next start Yerevan Star won the $43,565 Fairfeld Stakes at the Solano fair, giving her owners, the Petrosian Brothers Racing Stable, an unexpected stakes score. Although Yerevan Star found racing in Southern California a bit tough with a sixth-place efort in the $81,450 Torrey Pines Stakes, her performance was forgivable in that she missed the break and bore out around the frst turn. Yerevan Star returned to her winning ways in an allowance optional claiming event at Golden Gate in December, holding on for the win despite breaking stride in deep stretch. Tat race set her up to run exclusively in stakes company throughout the 2005 season and into 2006. She fnished worse than ffth only twice more in her career and added the $58,712 Camilla Urso Stakes at Golden Gate in May 2005. Yerevan Star’s racing days concluded with four wins, two seconds, and three thirds from 15 starts and earnings of $131,018. More recently Haley has conditioned the likes of California-bred Convoy and Mandala. Convoy fnished ffth as a maiden in California Chrome’s $200,500 King Glorious Stakes but returned to break his maiden Feb. 8, 2014. After Convoy ran well in allowance optional claiming events at Golden Gate and 60

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Pleasanton throughout the year, Haley opted to run him in the $201,000 Real Good Deal Stakes at Del Mar. Convoy fnished third at 36-1, beaten 23⁄4 lengths for the victory and outrunning the likes of eventual multiple graded stakes winner Alert Bay. A 4-year-old son of Siberi-

three of 15 starts with 11 top-three fnishes. She has since produced one foal for her connections, a Cal-bred Scat Daddy colt. Kriskeri was a Canadian stakes winner before Haley purchased her in 1999. In addition to Mandala and Windover, she has a juvenile

if needed,” she said. “Tey might go to new careers like jumping. One recently went to a 12-year-old girl.” Finding careers for retired racehorses is just another extension of Haley’s mission to get those in charge of horse racing to act more like a team. She joined the board

He’s (California Chrome) a wonderful ambassador to our sport. His trainer, Art Sherman, is just an amazing person, and he’s done so well with the horse. Chrome is a great representative for breeding and racing in our state.” — Gloria Haley

an Summer—Sweet Femme, by Saratoga Six, Convoy has earnings of $117,597. He is still in training and fnished third at Golden Gate in a Feb. 7 allowance race. Mandala took eight tries to break his maiden, but he fnally did in strong fashion, scoring by a head over open company Dec. 8, 2013. Te son of Benchmark is out of one of Haley’s broodmares, Kriskeri, by Rehaan. Mandala has earned $124,115. Kriskeri is also the dam of Mandala’s full sister Windover, who raced for Haley and Rhianon Farms and was bred in partnership with Haley’s husband, Dr. Donald Smith, a veterinarian practicing near where they reside in Berkeley. Windover won

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flly by Rocky Bar named Khalaya. Haley and Smith keep their mares at Woodbridge Farm in Oakdale. Two are currently in foal to Lucky Pulpit and one to Tribal Rule. Lucky Pulpit is also the sire of 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, a horse that Haley thinks of quite highly. “He’s a wonderful ambassador to our sport,” she said. “His trainer, Art Sherman, is just an amazing person, and he’s done so well with the horse. Chrome is a great representative for breeding and racing in our state.” If Haley’s racehorses can’t go on to be broodmares, she works hard to fnd them new, permanent homes. “I rehab and retrain them

of directors of the California Toroughbred Trainers (CTT) in 2007 as the Northern California vice president, and she was appointed as a CTBA board member early this year. “We need someone who can speak up and protect the sport in Northern California,” she said. “As a team, we must do the best we can do. If you win, you better have won the right way.” From her new position at the CTBA, Haley hopes to emphasize the importance of racing in Northern California to the rest of the state. “We are stronger as a whole than we are apart,” she said. “Northern California needs to come into focus as an important part of the game.”


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WarranTed Win By Tracy GanTz

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hough Benjamin Warren has curtailed his California breeding operation, he continues to race “Warren” runners. Te best has been Warren’s Veneda, who became the owner/breeder’s frst graded stakes winner when she captured the $200,750 Santa Maria Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 14 at Santa Anita.

Warren’s Veneda comes from roots deep within Warren’s once-vast breeding program. Te breeder raced her sire, Affrmative, and her dam, More Cal Bread, and he stood Afrmative at his Warren’s Toroughbreds farm near Hemet. Warren now spends most of his time in retirement in Las Vegas. Trainer Craig Lewis said he has tried to get Warren to come see Warren’s Veneda in person the last two times she has won. “I thought he was in the casino,” said

Lewis after the Santa Maria. “But he told me he went home to watch the race because he didn’t want anybody interfering with him watching. I said, ‘How did you like watching it?’ He said, ‘I really liked it.’ ” Te consistency of Warren’s Veneda gives Warren plenty to like. Not only has she won several stakes, but she almost always earns a paycheck. She broke her maiden in the 2013 Alphabet Kisses Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park, and she added the Cat’s Cradle Handicap at

Mel Brooks (third from right) joins trainer Craig Lewis (fourth from right) and jockey Tyler Baze to celebrate Warren’s Veneda’s Santa Maria Stakes win

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that track that fall. Tough she didn’t win during 2014, she placed in four stakes, and her second in the Bayakoa Stakes (gr. II) at Los Alamitos impressed her trainer. “She had a pretty eventful trip that day, and I think she would have won with a luckier trip,” Lewis said. Warren’s Veneda returned in the $92,500 Paseana Stakes at Santa Anita Jan. 11 with a powerful performance that brought her to the wire on top by 51⁄2 lengths. She impressed enough people to be the narrow second choice to La Canada Stakes (gr. II) winner Tegirlinthatsong in the 11⁄16-mile Santa Maria. Last early, Warren’s Veneda stayed out of trafc by racing wide on both turns. Jockey Tyler Baze explained his tactics after the race. “Going into the frst turn, I thought about taking her back and dropping her in,” he said. “But I told myself to just have confdence, and I knew she was the best in the feld.” She certainly was. Warren’s Veneda grabbed the lead from Uzziel in midstretch and defeated that rival by 23⁄4 lengths in 1:43.18. Tegirlinthatsong fnished third in the eight-horse feld. “It takes a very good horse to overcome that trip,” Lewis said. “But Tyler knew what he had and didn’t want to get stopped, so everything worked out well. She’s an Amazon. She reminds me of another good flly I had, Valentine Dancer.” Also a Cal-bred, Valentine Dancer earned $1,144,126 for owner/breeders Al and Sandee Kirkwood. She also won the Cat’s Cradle, back in 2003, and several other stakes. Afrmative now stands for $1,000 at BG Toroughbred Farm near Hemet. Harris Farms bred winner More Cal Bread, a daughter of Flying Continental, the champion Cal-bred older male of 1990. More Cal Bread’s dam, Nature’s Way, won four stakes, including the 1988 Countess Fager Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Golden Gate Fields. With the Santa Maria victory, Warren’s Veneda brought her record to seven wins, three seconds, and fve thirds in 21 starts for earnings of $587,612.


Winners JANUARY 28, 2015 – FEBRUARY 16, 2015

3-Year-olds & Up Affrmative—More Cal Bread: Warren's Veneda (19-2), m, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, STK, Santa Maria S. (gr. II ), 2/14, 1 1/16mi, 1:43.18, $120,000. Awesome Gambler—Macho Lady: Macho N Awesome (17-4), f, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MOC, 2/2, about 7 1/2f, 1:32.90, $7,217. Comic Strip—Ms. Booty: La Fiera (18-4), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 1/31, 1mi, 1:38.61, $9,000. Comic Strip—Ms. Booty: La Fiera (18-4), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 2/15, 1mi, 1:39.09, $12,240. Council Member—Felling: Relatively Correct (18-5), g, 5 yo, Turf Paradise, STR, 2/15, 6 1/2f, 1:16.56, $4,557. Del Mar Show—Fabled Valley: Brother Wesley (1-1), g, 6 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 2/10, 1mi, 1:40.21, $3,789. Desert Code—Ju Ju Baby: Bad Ju Ju (23-6), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 1/29, 6f, 1:10.20, $34,800. Dixie Chatter—Song of Summer: General Dixie (26-6), c, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 2/6, 6 1/2f, 1:18.08, $4,005. Game Plan—Ashley's Folly: Ashleyluvssugar (9-3), g, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 2/5, 1 1/8mi (T), 1:47.10, $46,800. Golden Balls (IRE)—Some Style (IRE): So Golden (4-1), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 2/13, 7f, 1:25.20, $13,800. Gotham City—Cornelia Marie: Gotham Man (7-1), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 2/7, 6f, 1:12.00, $4,950. Grazen—Malley Girl: Grazenette (11-5), f, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 1/31, about 6 1/2f, 1:14.09, $45,240. Grazen—With Interest: Grazenoninterest (11-5), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 2/6, 6f, 1:12.50, $4,950. Grey Memo—Dumaanifromheaven: Platinum Pharaoh (13-3), c, 4 yo, Sunland Park, MSW, 2/8, 6f, 1:10.12, $12,300. Idiot Proof—Marissa's Joy: Richard's Boy (8-2), g, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 2/5, 6f, 1:11.18, $34,800. Idiot Proof—Point Break: Frisco Fog (8-2), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 2/13, 6f, 1:10.48, $14,040. Indy Film—Subtle Star: A P Phantom (1-1), g, 5 yo, Turf Paradise, MOC, 2/11, about 7 1/2f, 1:29.23, $7,366. Kafwain—Keystone Malibu: Dr. Suer (33-9), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 1/30, 5 1/2f, 1:5.06, $4,400. Kafwain—Lost Bride: Alwazabridesmaid (33-9), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 2/5, 6 1/2f, 1:18.53, $33,600. Kafwain—Shout to the North: Head South (33-9), g, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, STR, 2/8, 6f, 1:9.89, $21,600.

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

Kafwain—Jaciro: Badwater (33-9), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 2/15, 5 1/2f, 1:4.29, $4,400. Lucky J. H.—Glory Forever: Luck Lasts (21-5), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 1/29, 6f, 1:10.39, $12,240. Lucky J. H.—R Affair: Lucky Point (21-5), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 2/6, 5f, 59.48, $3,850. Lucky J. H.—No Peso No Dance: Lucky J Lane (21-5), g, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 2/15, 1mi (T), 1:34.68, $45,240. Lucky Pulpit—Domasco Lake: Anointed Waters (41-6), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 1/30, 1mi, 1:39.81, $9,000. Lucky Pulpit—Royal Woodman: Woodmans Luck (41-6), g, 7 yo, Sam Houston Race Park, ALW, 2/3, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:45.02, $12,360. Lucky Pulpit—Tribal Fire: Tribal Express (41-6), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, SOC, 2/16, 6f, 1:11.22, $21,600. Marino Marini—Meadow Sprite: Shop Forever (33-10), g, 4 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 1/30, 4 1/2f, 52.01, $3,480. Marino Marini—Sharoana: Tip Top Lady (33-10), f, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, AOC, 1/30, 5 1/2f, 1:2.88, $8,556. Marino Marini—Gabby: The Twelfth Man (33-10), g, 4 yo, Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races, MSW, 2/6, 4 1/2f, 52.59, $15,000. Marino Marini—Faxene: Marino's Wild Cat (33-10), g, 6 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STK, Lost in the Fog S., 2/16, 6f, 1:8.92, $39,350. Ministers Wild Cat—Whole Lotta Love: Gottalovethosecats (42-12), g, 3 yo, Sunland Park, MCL, 2/7, 5 1/2f, 1:5.60, $5,220. Onebadshark—Hottodi: Twenty Four Black (7-3), f, 3 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 1/31, 4 1/2f, 53.10, $3,535. Onebadshark—Wild Shenanigans: Chicsdigtheshark (7-3), g, 6 yo, Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races, AOC, 2/13, 6 1/2f, 1:19.48, $16,140. Papa Clem—Nautical Look: Papas Cierva (34-8), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 2/1, 6f, 1:11.35, $13,800. Papa Clem—Maxnmacy: Papa Kade (34-8), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 2/5, 1mi, 1:39.95, $12,240. Peppered Cat—California Star: Califo Cat (12-3), g, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 2/7, 6f, 1:9.78, $21,060. Sea of Secrets—Concettina: Liguriansea (25-7), g, 4 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 2/10, 6f, 1:11.98, $3,750. Square Eddie—Mahalo Lani: Original Rex (25-4), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 2/1, 1mi, 1:41.79, $4,950. Square Eddie—Categorize: Discatsonthesquare (25-4), f, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 2/6, 5 1/2f, 1:4.01, $33,600. Square Eddie—Joyful Meeting: E Squared (25-4), c, 3 yo, Portland Meadows, MSW, 2/9, 5 1/2f, 1:6.35, $3,300.

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Square Eddie—Seeking the Touch: Eddies Little Lady (25-4), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 2/16, 5 1/2f, 1:5.34, $4,400. Stormin Fever—Cielo Dulce: Sweet Renata (28-8), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 2/5, 1mi, 1:39.83, $21,000. Stormin Fever—Thunder Goddess: Odin (28-8), g, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 2/16, about 6 1/2f, 1:13.78, $33,600. Suances (GB)—Lucky Spirit: Lu's Lalabye (11-5), f, 4 yo, Rillito, MSW, 2/8, 5 1/2f, 1:8.93, $1,210. Surf Cat—Diversifed: Wahine (19-3), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 1/31, 6f, 1:11.39, $12,240. Surf Cat—Bonefde Reason: Compulsive (19-3), g, 4 yo, Laurel Park, ALW, 2/14, 5 1/2f, 1:5.17, $23,940. Tannersmyman—Alpenwald: Potentiality (21-4), m, 5 yo, Rillito, STK, Champagne and Kisses S., 2/14, 5 1/2f, 1:7.54, $2,750. Trapper—Nearly Forever: Black Mischief (7-4), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 1/30, 1 1/16mi, 1:47.29, $12,240. Trapper—Mad River Magic: Papercoversrock (7-4), m, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 2/8, 1 1/16mi, 1:47.15, $21,060. Unusual Heat—Silver Lining: Saint Mamie (64-17), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 1/29, 5 1/2f, 1:4.67, $4,400. Unusual Heat—Miss Boomtown: Wicked Heat (64-17), g, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, STR, 1/29, 1mi (T), 1:36.03, $21,600. Unusual Heat—Fleet Sparrow: Unusual Fleet (64-17), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 2/5, 1mi, 1:39.20, $12,240. Unusual Heat—Pleasing: Hot and Pleasing (64-17), m, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 2/5, 1 1/16mi, 1:46.77, $12,000. Unusual Heat—Papoose Bay: Christopher Street (64-17), g, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 2/6, 1 1/4mi (T), 2:0.67, $45,240. Unusual Heat—Del Mar Ticket: Unusual Don (64-17), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 2/8, 1mi, 1:41.04, $3,850. Unusual Heat—Fleet Sparrow: Unusual Fleet (64-17), g, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 2/14, 1 1/8mi (T), 1:49.53, $34,800. Unusual Heat—Across the Creek: Mojave Desert (64-17), g, 6 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 2/15, 1mi, 1:38.56, $7,800. Vronsky—Aunt Pink: Astutely (25-5), c, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 2/5, 5f, 58.86, $3,850.


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Health—Stife Injuries

Stife injuries may involve soft tissues, the bones, or both, which can sometimes make diagnosis and treatment challenging

By HeatHer SmitH tHomaS

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he stife is a large, complex joint composed of three bones, two menisci (crescent-shaped discs of fbro-cartilage attached to the joint surface), and 14 ligaments. It is actually three joints. One is between the femur (the large bone from stife to hip) and the patella (similar to the human kneecap) at the front of the stife. Te other two joints are between the femur and the tibia (the bone from stife to hock), one on the inside (medial) and the other on the outside (lateral). All of these joint compartments are flled with lubricating fuid. Te stife is one of the strongest joints in the body, but occasionally it becomes injured by a direct blow or damage during athletic stress. Stife injuries may involve

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soft tissues, the bones, or both—which can sometimes make diagnosis and treatment challenging. Gary Baxter, VMD, MS, hospital director at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Athens, Ga., deals with many joint injuries. “Of the three joints in the stife, generally the medial joint sufers most of the traumatic injuries,” Baxter said. “Tis joint is what we call the medial femoral tibial (MFT) joint. It is associated with the medial femoral condyle and the medial tibial plateau on the inside of the thigh. Tere can be a wide range of injuries in the MFT joint.” Examples include meniscal injuries, articular cartilage damage or arthritis, and subchondral cystic lesions (bone cysts). Meniscal injuries usually involve a tearing of the meniscus—the fbrous tissue

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STIFLE INJURIES POSE A TREATMENT CHALLENGE

at the top of the tibia. Te meniscus is attached to the tibia by several ligaments, with the cranial meniscal femoral ligament being the most commonly injured. “Tis ligament is what hooks the medial meniscus to the front of the tibia,” said Baxter. “Sometimes that ligament is injured, along with injury to the meniscus itself. Seriousness of the injury is generally related to how badly damaged the meniscus is. It may not be very serious, but a true tear of the meniscus can cause considerable lameness and a lot of efusion (swelling) in the stife. By contrast, a little fraying of the meniscus may not cause much problem at all, in terms of lameness. “We don’t know whether a meniscus injury is a onetime traumatic event (from a severe stress/strain on the joint) or the result of cumulative damage over time. Many injuries seem to be due to a cumulative efect, but we are not sure if this occurs in the meniscus or not. “Damage to the articular cartilage appears to be more common on the medial side of the stife joint. Cartilage damage and meniscal injuries can also occur together in the same joint. Sometimes we see cartilage damage in young horses, or it may be the result of an end stage in an arthritic situation. It seems like the medial side is more prone to these problems than the lateral side.” Subchondral cystic lesions (bone cysts) are often found in young horses. “Some of these are developmental problems, and some are traumatic injuries. A lot of these are bilateral (on both sides), but subchondral bone cysts are seen almost exclusively on the medial femoral condyle in the stife. Sometimes you see these on the opposite tibia, and there are some reports of them occurring elsewhere in the stife joint. But bone cysts on the medial femoral condyle are by far the more common place we fnd them in the stife.” If the horse is lame and the stife seems to be the area of concern, it is important to know which part of the joint is afected. “Most horses that have a stife problem show some swelling of the joint. Swelling, particularly in the medial side of the sti-


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fe, suggests there is something going on in that joint. Younger horses may have some extra fuid in the stifes and may not be lame, but we still have to be suspicious that there is something wrong in the joint. Early on, some of the problems in the medial femoral tibial joint may not cause true lameness, but they can be performance limiting. Tey may not cause much problem unless the horse is working hard. “Whenever the problem becomes more severe, you will usually fnd swelling in the joints and some baseline lameness. Te horse will also usually respond to fexion tests, etc. when a person is trying to diagnose this problem.” Another joint that can cause problems is the femoral patella—the front part of the stife. “A lot of those cases are associated with OCD lesions on the lateral trochlear ridge of the femur. Swelling in the femoral patella joint—in the front—in a young horse is often associated with OCD, but there can be enough swelling in the medial joint that the extra fuid can overfow into the femoral patella joint. So you need to check and determine whether the problem started on the medial side and is spilling over, because those two joints defnitely communicate. Tis is usually a more end-stage problem, however, after there has already been some damage.” Some horses get a typical arthritis in the stife joint, but many of these situations are secondary to previous injury. “It’s a bit diferent than a hock with arthritis that is truly just a wear-and-tear situation that eventually leads to arthritis in the distal hock joints. Te arthritis that some older horses get in the stife is often related to the work they’ve done, and previous injuries in that location. You have to keep this in mind when diagnosing problems in the stife. “Anyone training and working with horses needs to pay attention to the size and feel of the stife, and learn how to feel for heat and swelling. Tis is one of the

One of the main signs of stife injury is joint effusion; swelling indicates a problem

sites that we would thoroughly investigate in any horse with a rear leg lameness.” Some stife injuries can cause mild lameness and resolve on their own or with minor treatment—some small problem that doesn’t ft into one of the main categories of stife injuries.

Anyone training and working with horses needs to pay attention to the size and feel of the stife, and learn how to feel for heat and swelling.” — Gary Baxter, VMD, MS

“It may be a situation where the horse just strained the joint capsule a little and gets some efusion and is a little of, but resolves fairly quickly. It’s not always a serious problem. I generally get to see the worst problems or those that haven’t responded to initial treatment. Tere are, however, many things that occur in the stife that can be managed medically and respond. One of the main signs of stife injury is joint efusion; swelling tells you there is a problem in the stife.” PATELLA PROBLEMS

Injuries to the “kneecap” or patella at the front of the joint are often traumatic injuries from a kick, or running into a gatepost or something solid.

“Te most common patella fractures I’ve seen were stallions getting kicked by mares they were breeding,” said Baxter. “Small fragments can be removed, and the horse can do well. Prognosis depends on the size of the piece fractured of and whether it’s one piece or multiple pieces. Te best thing to do in most cases is to remove the fragment, or the horse will end up with arthritis from the constant irritation and continuing damage.” Upward fxation of the patella (locked stife) can also cause damage, especially if this happens repeatedly in that horse. “Intermittent or complete locking can be a problem,” said Baxter. “It seems like this is most common in young, growing horses, and some of them tend to grow out if it.” Others sufer damage from frequent locking. “Often you can train/condition a young horse out of the intermittent locking just by strengthening the supporting structures. But if it’s truly locked and you have to unlock the joint, then you must decide how to treat it. Some of those can be difcult to resolve. Te ones that keep locking may need surgery though most of them can be exercised to strengthen that area, increasing muscle tone.” Keeping the muscles around the joint strong can help keep the patella from slipping out of place. Sometimes horses develop upward fxation after a layup for some kind of injury. Tey are not exercising and lose muscle tone, which allows the patella to move around a bit and slip out of place. “In these cases you can sometimes get the muscles strengthened again and get the horse back to where it doesn’t happen,” said Baxter. “Te problem is that the horses that truly lock and continue to lock can’t be exercised because they are locking all the time.” Tis seems to be more common in ponies, miniature horses, and certain individuals due to the way the stife joint is formed. “Some of the horses that repeatedly lock have to be treated surgically to get it

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DIAGNOSIS

“Usually we can diagnose an arthritic problem in the stife because there are fairly characteristic radiographic changes,” said Baxter. “Arthritis seems to afect the medial femoral tibial joint more than the rest of the joints in the stife.” To diagnose problems in the stife, the joints can be blocked to pinpoint and confrm. But radiographs are also fairly easy to do, as well as ultrasound. “We can see a good part of the stife with ultrasound. It can be useful for picking up meniscal problems or damage on the condyle. It can also show injuries to the patella ligament that runs down the front of the stife and the collateral ligaments on the sides. “Ultrasound is probably a little less helpful for diagnosing injuries to the cruciate ligaments. Tose are a little harder to see than the meniscus. Tis is another injury that sometimes occurs, but fairly uncommon in horses as compared to dogs. It usually takes a fair amount of trauma in a horse to damage the cranial cruciate ligaments. “Most cruciate injuries in horses occur if they get their leg in an odd position and sufer a lot of strain (the leg being caught and jerked). We don’t think it is a slow, degenerate process with cumulative damage, but probably due to sudden trauma. In dogs it can be degenerative, with partial tears, but we haven’t recognized that type of injury in horses.” Besides the cruciate ligaments, the stife joint has collateral ligaments. “If a horse gets its foot caught, this can cause a severe traumatic injury, pulling those ligaments. Te collateral ligaments are very stout, and if they are signifcantly injured you can generally diagnose this either with a physical exam or ultrasound. Te meniscus can also sufer severe injury at the same time as the collateral ligaments. Tere are many variations of lameness you can get with a stife injury.” If the horse is lame in a hind leg, you don’t want to wait to see if it gets better. 68

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It’s important to have a good lameness veterinarian examine the horse and get a proper diagnosis. “If there’s swelling around the stife and signifcant lameness, have someone look at it quickly to fgure out what can be done,” said Baxter.

stife injuries are radiographs and ultrasound. Baxter said that some facilities can do an MRI or CT scan of the stife. An MRI is not a routine diagnostic tool, however, and CT scans are more commonly performed on the lower leg. “To defnitively diagnose some stife injuries, we often have to actually go into the joint and scope it, with arthroscopy,” said Baxter. “You can get a good feel for what’s going on with radiographs and ultrasound, but sometimes the defnitive answer comes when you actually look inside the joint.”

Radiographs and ultrasounds are easy ways to diagnose stife problems

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resolved, or they will just keep doing it. Te joint may lock so badly that they will be dragging the leg and damage the front of the hoof and pastern.”

To diagnose problems in the stife, the joints can be blocked to pinpoint and confrm. But radiographs are also fairly easy to do, as well as ultrasound. “Interestingly, horses that have true OCD lesions in the front joint can have a lot of swelling and not be lame at all. Tese are generally young horses that have fragments on the trochlear ridges. I think the reason they don’t have lameness is because the lesions are on ridges that are not weight-bearing. Even though they may have a lot of extra joint fuid, they just glide when the horse fexes the joint. “Most of the injuries that occur on the medial joint, by contrast, are on the weight-bearing surface of the bone. Tere is much more lameness associated with those injuries.” Baxter feels it is very important for young veterinarians who work on horses to be able to palpate the stife thoroughly, know where the efusion is, and do an adequate and thorough lameness evaluation and physical exam of the stife. “Tis can reveal a lot about where the problem is and what the problem might be,” he said. Te primary diagnostic modalities for

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TREATMENT

Depending on what the veterinarian fnds, treatment can vary. “Some of the meniscal injuries can be debrided if they are accessible,” said Baxter. “Some of the tears are easily seen with the arthroscope and others are not. Most of the time we try to debride what we can of the meniscus, but it’s not uncommon to have other damage to the cartilage in the joint at the same time. We try to clean it up as best we can, and then the prognosis depends on the amount of damage to the meniscus and articular cartilage. “Many veterinarians are treating these joints after the arthroscopic surgery with some of the biological products and regenerative medicine, to speed healing. We know that the meniscus and the cartilage take a long time to heal, so we try to speed the healing and have better healing.” Regenerative medicine includes use of stem cells and platelet rich plasma. “Bone cysts can be the most difcult to know how to treat because there are a lot of diferent options for treating cysts in the medial femoral condyle. Tese options have changed many times since I started doing surgery. We don’t have exact knowledge about what is the best treatment for some of these subchondral bone cysts. We started out by going in arthroscopically to debride them, and now some people don’t debride them and just put steroids directly into the cysts to try and decrease the infammation. “Tere’s no one perfect solution that we know of right now regarding the best way to treat some of those bone cysts. But there are several things that may help.”


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Breeders of california-foaled stakes winners in 2014 An alphabetical listing by breeder of all the California-foaled runners that were stakes winners in North America (U.S., Canada & Puerto Rico) during 2014.

Harris Farms VELVET MESQUITE, 2010, dk b/br. m. In Excess (IRE) - Mesquite

RED DEFENSE, 2007, ch. g. Redattore (BRZ) - Air Defense

Harris Farms & Donald Valpredo LONG HOT SUMMER, 2012, b. f. Street Boss - Hotlantic

B. Abrams, V. Loverso, C. Perez, Huston Racing & M. Auerbach BOOZER, 2010, dk b/br. g. Unusual Heat - Kitty and Boo

Barry Abrams & Team Green LAKERVILLE, 2008, ch. h. Unusual Heat - Foreverinthegame

Craig Adams & JoAnn Adams SOUGHT FOR SPEED, 2006, dk b/br. g. Sought After - Speed Driver

Alesia, Ciaglia & Mellen BETTYS BAMBINO, 2010, dk b/br. g. Unusual Heat - Brite Betty

Nick Alexander LUSCIOUS LONNA, 2008, b. m. Benchmark - Striking Point

Craig Allen, Margaret Allen & Mr. & Mrs. Ray Allen Jr. BELLACHAZA, 2008, b. m. Perfect Mandate - Morochaza

ARCHA Racing Inc. SOI PHET, 2008, dk b/br. g. Tizbud - Summer Jersey

Madeline Auerbach HEAT DU JOUR, 2010, b. m. Unusual Heat - Style of the Year

Tribal Rule - Candy Factory

Ed Delaney SUSANS EXPRESS, 2011, dk b/br. f. Decarchy - Excessive Susan

Donald R. Dizney ROVENNA, 2011, b. f. Vronsky - Amadamprez

Douzos & Matos SUETOSUETOSUE, 2007, ch. m. Takin It Deep - Shi'ah

Eagle Oak Ranch LLC G. G. RYDER, 2011, ch. c. Chhaya Dance - Stormy Gigi

ISAGIA MIA, 2010, dk b/. m. Snow Chief - Foggerinthevalley

William T. Gray WEEWINNIN, 2010, dk b/br. g.

Gary Barber TRIBAL SPY, 2010, ch. m.

Comic Strip - Honoree Lady

Tribal Rule - Victory Spy

Bruce Headley, Irwin Molasky & Andrew Molasky CYCLOMETER, 2008, ch. h. Cyclotron - Moana Loa

William L. Hedrick & Andres Hernandez TERRACE HIGH, 2010, dk b/br. g. Sky Terrace - My Southern Lady

Daehling Ranch LLC SING AND TELL, 2009, b. m.

Onebadshark - Miss L'Augeval (GB)

Beau Genius - Insight

Kenneth Heidt & Janice Heidt SUMMER HIT, 2009, dk b/br. g. Bertrando - Mia F Eighteen

Dick Hopwood & Peggy Hopwood BEST ASSET, 2012, dk b/br. g. Never Shamed - Crimson Cricket

Ellen Jackson DOWNTOWN C. T., 2009, dk b/br. g. Crafty C. T. - Downtown Tali

Dennis Johnston L. A. WEEKEND, 2008, b. g. Tribal Rule - Storybook Fair

Richard Allen Kritzski AWESOME RETURN, 2011, b. c. Decarchy - Awesome Broad

Gilman Lee TOUGHTOCONVINCE, 2010, b. m Tough Game - I'm Convinced

Legacy Ranch Inc PAPA’S FLASHY GIRL, 2011, dk b/br. f. Papa Clem - With a Flash

Liberty Road Stables RED OUTLAW, 2011, ch. g. Tribal Rule - Anachristina

Terry C. Lovingier TIME FOR A MEMORY, 2011, dk b/br. f. Time to Get Even - Making Memories

TIME TO BE A HERO, 2011, dk b/br. f.

Richard Beal MEMPHIS MOBSTER, 2007, b. g. Memo (CHI) - Sweethrtofsigmachi

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E-Racing.com & Brian J. Koriner ONE GOOD SHARK, 2009, b. g.

Ballena Vista Farm BIG MACHER, 2010, b. g.

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Terry L. Brooks JUSTANOTHER BOB, 2008, b. g.

Dahlberg Farms LLC PATRIOTS RULE, 2011, dk b/br. g.

Bertrando - Perfect Doll

Elusive Warning - Vezina

City Zip - Hickory (CHI)

Alymagic - Refreshing Song

Omar Aldabbagh OMAR, 2009, b. g.

Thomas Newton Bell ATAVISMO, 2012, ch. c.

Thomas Newton Bell & Ross John McLeod ALERT BAY, 2011, dk b/br. g.

Scott Gross & Mark Devereaux BIG BANE THEORY, 2009, b. h. Artie Schiller - Shebane

Roy Guinnane MARINO’S WILD CAT, 2009, dk b/br. g. Marino Marini - Faxene

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Time to Get Even - Christy’s Hero

MY FIONA, 2012, dk b/br. f. Ghostzapper - A Vision in Gray

Betty L. Mabee & Larry Mabee SPOT OF SALT, 2008, ch. g. Salt Lake - Heart of Joy


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Tabasco Cat – Morning Meadow, by Meadow Lake

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

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FULLBRIDLED

UNDER CAUTION

Unbridled’s Song – Constantia, by Relaunch

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

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• By Horse of the year and Classic winner A.P. INDY leading sire twice, sire of BERNARDINI, MINESHAFT, RAGS TO RICHES, etc. • Out of the winning STORM CAT mare Coldhear tedcat, she is a half-sister to CAVEAT, DEW LINE. BALTIC CHILL and Winters’ Love, dam of TRANQUILITY LAKE ($1,662,390) and leading California sire, BENCHMARK. • Sire of 67% Winners and Placers in his First Crop including 5 1/2 length 2014 winner Rich In Tradition 5 1/4 length winner Brawler and 3 Length winner Bar tok’s Pride

• By leading sire UNBRIDLED’S SONG, sire of Champions MIDSHIPMAN and WILL TAKE CHARGE. • Out of Constantia by RELAUNCH, leading Broodmare sire of 127 SWs, including Horse of the Year GHOSTZAPPER. • 76% Winners/Runners, including 2014 stakes-placed allowance winner Wonforgus, Churchill Downs allowance winner FULL DANCER ($186,119) Santa Anita Track Record Setter KLASSY SAINT and Allowance winner NO TIME LIMIT

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GOTHAM CITY

Victory Gallop – Halo Babe, by Southern Halo

Saint Ballado – What a Reality, by in Reality

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

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Larry Mabee STORM FIGHTER, 2010, b. h. Stormin Fever - Throne Seeker

Dinesh Maniar CHEEZY BREEZY, 2009, dk b/br. g. Silic (FR) - Lady’s Caper

Antonio Perez Jr CENTENARIO DE ORO, 2007, dk b/br. g. Stormy Jack - Tempting Tam

Rancho San Miguel MAHOGANY RUN, 2010, dk b/br. g. Marino Marini - Broke the Slump

Perry Martin & Steve Coburn CALIFORNIA CHROME, 2011, ch. c. Lucky Pulpit - Love the Chase

Summer Mayberry GO WEST MARIE, 2011, ch. f. Western Fame - Marie’s Rose

James W. McKenney & Tammy McKenney UZZIEL, 2011, dk b/br. f. Harlington - Pretti Woman

J. Paul Reddam MORE COMPLEXITY, 2011, b. f. Square Eddie - Marquis Diamond

Ren-Mar Thoroughbreds Inc DANCINGTOTHESTARS, 2008, dk b/br. m. Good Journey - A Lil Excess

Pamela M. Ridley STONEWALL RIOT, 2006, b. g. Skimming - Tray Bone

Mercedes Stables LLC ROCK ME BABY, 2009, dk b/br. g. Rock Hard Ten - Barbara Orr

Rod Rodriguez & Lorraine Rodriguez HALO DOLLY, 2008, dk b/br. m. Popular - Spanish Halo

Montecito Stables, LLC UNUSUAL HEATWAVE, 2009, b. h. Unusual Heat - Miss Alphie

Lee Searing & Susan Searing WAKE UP NICK, 2012, ch. c. Cindago - Storm Hearted

Oak Hill Farm SAGEBRUSH QUEEN, 2010, gr/ro. m. Unbridled Energy - Nite Moon

Old English Rancho ACCEPTANCE, 2012, dk b/br. c.

George Schmitt & Philip Lebherz TRUELY QUICK, 2012, b. c. Yes It’s True - Quick Emotions

Steve Specht U. R. BEAT, 2008, b. g.

Fran Stolich DR HOODOO, 2006, dk b/br. g. You and I - Tipiary

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC TOP KISSER, 2009, b. m. Old Topper - Cherokee Kiss

DOINGHARDTIMEAGAIN, 2010, dk b/br. m. Ministers Wild Cat - Silver Hawk Lady

DO THE DANSE, 2012, dk b/br. f. Kafwain - Big City Danse

STALK THE WILDCAT, 2012, dk b/br. c. Ministers Wild Cat - Silent Stalk

Benjamin C. Warren WARREN’S KNOCKOUT, 2008, dk b/br. g. Stormed - Now My Precious

Larry D. Williams TAMARANDO, 2011, dk b/br. c. Bertrando - Tamarack Bay

MARKS MINE, 2010, b. m. Benchmark - Ermine Fever

CAN CAN BABE, 2012, dk b/br. f. McCann's Mojave - Book'em Babe

Charlotte M. Wrather SPORTIVE, 2008, b. g. Bellamy Road - Party Mode

Y-Lo Racing Stables, LLC HARLINGTON’S ROSE, 2011, b. f. Harlington - A Rose for You

Vronsky - Allswellthatnswell

Formal Gold - Ghazi’s Lass

Alex Pasckeicz PEPPER CROWN, 2010, . h.

Megan Stiehr FLYING FIONA, 2012, b. f.

Pamela C. Ziebarth

Quasimodo - Free to Fire

Tizbud - Kathwen

Peppered Cat - Crown This Lady

2014 stakes horses by california stallions An alphabetical listing of California sires that were represented by stakes winners or stakes-placed horses in North America (U.S., Canada & Puerto Rico) during 2014. A “California” stallion is one that is currently standing in the state or was based or is now based in another state or country but has at least one stakes performer of last year that was foaled in California. ➤Please note that those horses who are stakes winners are denoted in caPital letters.

AMBITIOUS BREW, 2010, dk b/. g.

Atticus Atta' Boy Woody Awesome Gambler Lakeside Gambler Bat Mobile Tribal Mobile Beau Genius BIG MACHER, Down Town Clyde

Alymagic

Affrmative

Warren's Veneda, Warrensmysterydice Afeet Alex Fast Maggie After Market Spring Bloom

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Sing and Tell America's Storm Teddy the Bear Artie Schiller Big Bane Theory

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Benchmark Bench Light, Bonnie's Bearcat, LUSCIOUS LONNA, Magic Mark, Marks Mine, Salah Champ, Sax, Top Drawer, Twistgrips, Well Measured, Wine Thief Bertrando Coach Bob, OMAR, Princess Bertrando, Summer Hit, Tamarando Bluegrass Cat Athelstane, BLUE DANCER, Bluegrass Singer, Capomorano, Declan's Fast Cat, E B Ryder, Go Blue Or Go Home, Honkeytonk Man, Made Up, Miracle Pray, Moon River, Nicklaus Way, Percussion, Rprettyboyfoyd, Sandra, Stamp of Approval, Story to Tell, Terrys Tom Cat Boos Roman Boos

Dixie Chatter Architecture, Chattering Nikita, Fascinating Dixie, Kris Furillo

Kafwain Do the Danse, LET FAITH ARISE

Eddington Big Business, Dr. Skip, I Thought So, Joya Real, Let Her Dance, Native Rhythm, Secret Circle, Valiant Flame Elegant Fellow Hot Rod Bill Elusive Warning ATAVISMO Event of the Year Kate's Event Expressionist You Bettor Beware, You Make Me Blue

Free House Fox in the House

Calkins Road Enterprise Zone

Freespool Epic Cast, Loveintheshadows

Cause Ur Mine Cause Ur My Babe

Game Plan JUSTANOTHER BOB

Cayoke (FR) Lucky Sis

Ghostzapper MY FIONA

Chhaya Dance G. G. Ryder

Globalize Global Hart, Global Magician, Global Rule, Life Is a Joy

Cindago WAKE UP NICK

Good Journey DANCINGTOTHESTARS, Jules Journey, Kathleen Rose, Sino Brilhante (AUS)

City Zip ALERT BAY Comet Shine Rustin Rhett

Gotham City Vincenza

Comic Strip Cartoonist, Weewinnin

Grazen Grazenette

Council Member Libby

Harlington Harlington's Rose, UZZIEL

Crafty C. T. Downtown C. T. Cyclotron CYCLOMETER Decarchy AWESOME RETURN, New Karma, Silvanus, Stoney Fleece, Susans Express

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Jazil Jaz Unlimited

Formal Gold U. R. Beat

Bring the Heat Lost Bus

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Desert Code Arctic Code, Drink M. Pretty

Heatseeker (IRE) Catholic Cowboy, Hot Tempo, Infosec, Laguna Blaze, Savvy Hester, Seeking the Light, Speed Seeker, Surtsey, THE SPINMEISTER In Excess (IRE) Velvet Mesquite

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Four-Year-Olds & Up Three-Year-Olds Three-Year-Olds Four-Year-Olds & Up Four-Year-Olds & Up Three-Year-Olds & Up Four-Year-Olds & Up Four-Year-Olds & Up Three-Year-Olds Three-Year-Olds Three-Year-Olds Three-Year-Olds Four-Year-Olds & Up Three-Year-Olds & Up Three-Year-Olds Three-Year-Olds Three-Year-Olds & Up Four-Year-Olds & Up Three-Year-Olds & Up Three-Year-Olds & Up Two-Year-Olds Three-Year-Olds Three-Year-Olds & Up Two-Year-Olds Three-Year-Olds Three-Year-Olds & Up Two-Year-Olds Two-Year-Olds Three-Year-Olds & Up Three-Year-Olds & Up Three-Year-Olds & Up Two-Year-Olds Two-Year-Olds Three-Year-Olds & Up Three-Year-Olds & Up Two-Year-Olds Two-Year-Olds

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Old Topper Ain't No Other, Bond James Bond, Chati's On Top, Hidethegoodstuff, The Tom Squad, TOP KISSER Onebadshark One Good Shark Papa Clem Cardiac, Magic Spot, Mischief Clem, Niassa, Papa's Flashy Girl, Peradventure

Siberian Summer Convoy

Takin It Deep

Silic (FR) Cheezy Breezy, Stormy Adieu, Wild in the Saddle

Tannersmyman

Skimming Stonewall Riot Sky Terrace Terrace High

Suetosuetosue Fastest Taskmaster Naomi's Gift Terrell Texas Buccaneer

Slew's Saga Aphiemi

The Good Life

Smart Strike Tamarack Smarty

Time to Get Even

Perfect Mandate Bellachaza

Snow Chief Isagia Mia

Tizbud

Popular Halo Dolly

Sought After Little Rockit Man, Masochistic, Sought for Speed

Tough Game

Peppered Cat China Prince, Pazmeifucan, PEPPER CROWN

Posse Strike Em' Out Quasimodo Flying Fiona

Southern Image Hip Four Sixtynine, Hoosier Honey, Keepmeinstitches, Respuesta Solida, WINNING IMAGE, Zooks

Redattore (BRZ) Red Defense

Spring At Last Take Back Spring

Rhythm Old Standard

Square Eddie Eddie's First, More Complexity, Smoove It, Sprouts

Rock Hard Ten Rock Me Baby Rocky Bar Camille, Frisky Ricky, J P Rocker, JUDE ROCKS, Jungle Java, Lazy Daisy May, Mo Rock, Rockin Home, Tempe

TIME FOR A MEMORY, Time to Be a Hero Ambitious Brew, SOI PHET Toughtoconvince Tribal Rule A Toast to You, Anniversary Kitty, Apacheria, Captain Gavel, Chumash, Ciao Bella Luna, Ethnic Dance, L. A. WEEKEND, Let It Be Now, Patriots Rule, RED OUTLAW, SHOOTITINTHEBUSH, Spirit Rules, Tiny Tribe, Tribal Beauty, Tribal Dreams, Tribal Echo, TRIBAL GAL, Tribal Money, Tribal Ruler, TRIBAL SPY

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Turkoman

Storm Wolf Swayze Road

Unbridled Energy

Stormed WARREN'S KNOCKOUT

Unusual Heat

Roi Charmant Gangnam Guy, Slew's Charm

Stormin Fever Storm Fighter

Run Away and Hide Look Quickly

Stormy Jack CENTENARIO DE ORO

Salt Lake SPOT OF SALT, Teddy's Promise

Street Boss Long Hot Summer

Sea of Secrets Gracie Grace, Ol' Steely Blue, Saros Secret

Surf Cat My Rainbow Bridge

Seattle Buddy Buddy Princess

Flagman

Swiss Yodeler Anita Sunset, DARK BRAGO, Swiss Lake Yodeler, Talk the Walk

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california-foaled stakes winners of 2014 An alphabetical listing of all the California-foaled runners that were stakes winners in North America (U.S., Canada & Puerto Rico) during 2014.

ACCEPTANCE, 2012, dk b/. c. Vronsky - Allswellthatnswell Won Golden State Juvenile S., King Glorious S. ALERT BAY, 2011, dk b/. g. City Zip - Hickory (CHI) Won Echo Eddie S., British Columbia Derby (gr. III), BC Premier's H. (gr. III), Zia Park Derby, Mathis Brothers Mile S. (gr. IIT) 2nd Silky Sullivan S. 3rd Snow Chief S. AMBITIOUS BREW, 2010, dk b/. g. Tizbud - Kathwen Won Sensational Star S. 2nd Eddie D S. (gr. IIIT) ATAVISMO, 2012, ch. c. Elusive Warning - Vezina Won Clasico Familia Fernandez (gr. III), Clasico Jorge I. Ameglio (gr. III) AWESOME RETURN, 2011, b. c. Decarchy - Awesome Broad Won Snow Chief S., Silky Sullivan S., Let It Ride S. 3rd Mathis Brothers Mile S. (gr. IIT) BELLACHAZA, 2008, b. m. Perfect Mandate - Morochaza Won Barristers S. BEST ASSET, 2012, dk b/. g. Never Shamed - Crimson Cricket Won ATBA Fall Sales S. BETTYS BAMBINO, 2010, dk b/. g. Unusual Heat - Brite Betty Won Daytona S. (gr. IIIT) BIG BANE THEORY, 2009, b. h. Artie Schiller - Shebane Won City of Hope Mile S. (gr. IIT) 2nd Harry F. Brubaker S. BIG MACHER, 2010, b. g. Beau Genius - Insight Won Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint S., Potrero Grande S. (gr. II), Bing Crosby S. (gr. I), Cary Grant S. 2nd San Carlos S. (gr. II)

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BOOZER, 2010, dk b/. g. Unusual Heat - Kitty and Boo Won California Flag H. CALIFORNIA CHROME, 2011, ch. c. Lucky Pulpit - Love the Chase Won California Cup Derby, San Felipe S. (gr. II), Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Preakness S. (gr. I), Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) 3rd Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) CAN CAN BABE, 2012, dk b/. f. McCann's Mojave - Book'em Babe Won Chris Christian Futurity 2nd Wine Country Debutante S. CENTENARIO DE ORO, 2007, dk b/. g. Stormy Jack - Tempting Tam Won Stars and Stripes S., HBPA S. CHEEZY BREEZY, 2009, dk b/. g. Silic (FR) - Lady's Caper Won Turf Distance Series Final S. CYCLOMETER, 2008, ch. h. Cyclotron - Moana Loa Won Midnight Lute S., Los Angeles S. (gr. III) 2nd Triple Bend S. (gr. I) 3rd Potrero Grande S. (gr. II) DANCINGTOTHESTARS, 2008, dk b/. m. Good Journey - A Lil Excess Won Megahertz S., Fran's Valentine S. 3rd Irish O'Brien S. DO THE DANSE, 2012, dk b/. f. Kafwain - Big City Danse Won Juan Gonzalez Memorial S.

DR HOODOO, 2006, dk b/. g. You and I - Tipiary Won Von Adams Memorial S. FLYING FIONA, 2012, b. f. Quasimodo - Free to Fire Won ATBA Fall Sales S. G. G. RYDER, 2011, ch. c. Chhaya Dance - Stormy Gigi Won Alcatraz S. 2nd Berkeley H. (gr. III) GO WEST MARIE, 2011, ch. f. Western Fame - Marie's Rose Won Fleet Treat S. 3rd Dearly Precious S., C.E.R.F. S., California Distaff H. HALO DOLLY, 2008, dk b/. m. Popular - Spanish Halo Won Dream of Summer S. 2nd Luther Burbank H. 3rd Paseana S., Fran's Valentine S. HARLINGTON'S ROSE, 2011, b. f. Harlington - A Rose for You Won Kalookan Queen S. 2nd Evening Jewel S. HEAT DU JOUR, 2010, b. m. Unusual Heat - Style of the Year Won Solana Beach H. ISAGIA MIA, 2010, dk b/. m. Snow Chief - Foggerinthevalley Won Lively Ladies H. JUSTANOTHER BOB, 2008, b. g. Game Plan - Sister Adiba Won Millarville Derby, B Cup Three Year Old and Up Classic S. 3rd Commodore Allen Memorial S. L. A. WEEKEND, 2008, b. g. Tribal Rule - Storybook Fair Won Swift S., Coyote H. 2nd Phoenix Gold Cup H. LAKERVILLE, 2008, ch. h. Unusual Heat - Foreverinthegame Won Clocker's Corner S. 2nd Sensational Star S., San Simeon S. (gr. IIIT)

DOINGHARDTIMEAGAIN, 2010, dk b/. m. Ministers Wild Cat - Silver Hawk Lady Won Great Lady M S. (gr. II) 3rd Zia Park Distaff S., Kalookan Queen S.

LONG HOT SUMMER, 2012, b. f. Street Boss - Hotlantic Won Generous Portion S.

DOWNTOWN C. T., 2009, dk b/. g. Crafty C. T. - Downtown Tali Won Bull Dog H.

LUSCIOUS LONNA, 2008, b . m. Benchmark - Striking Point Won Golden Poppy S., Miss America S.

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MAHOGANY RUN, 2010, dk b/. g. Marino Marini - Broke the Slump Won C. J. Hindley Humboldt County Marathon H.

RED OUTLAW, 2011, ch. g. Tribal Rule - Anachristina Won Baffe S., Real Good Deal S., El Cajon S., Uniformity S.

MARINO'S WILD CAT, 2009, dk b/. g. Marino Marini - Faxene Won Harris Farm S. 2nd Oakland S.

ROCK ME BABY, 2009, dk b/. g. Rock Hard Ten - Barbara Orr Won California Dreamin' H. 2nd Del Mar Mile H. (gr. IIT) 3rd Bertrando S.

MARKS MINE, 2010, b. m. Benchmark - Ermine Fever Won Camilla Urso S. 2nd Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint S., Spring Fever S. MEMPHIS MOBSTER, 2007, b. g. Memo (CHI) - Sweethrtofsigmachi Won Mt. Hood H., Detroit Lake H. 2nd Frog Lake H.

SAGEBRUSH QUEEN, 2010, gr/ro. m. Unbridled Energy - Nite Moon Won Desert Stormer S. 3rd Great Lady M S. (gr. II)

MORE COMPLEXITY, 2011, b. f. Square Eddie - Marquis Diamond Won Betty Grable S.

SING AND TELL, 2009, b. m. Alymagic - Refreshing Song Won Luther Burbank H.

MY FIONA, 2012, dk b/. f. Ghostzapper - A Vision in Gray Won California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association S., Golden State Juvenile Fillies S., Soviet Problem S. 2nd Generous Portion S. 3rd Landaluce S.

SOI PHET, 2008, dk b/. g. Tizbud - Summer Jersey Won Bertrando S., Los Alamitos Mile S.

OMAR, 2009, b. g. Bertrando - Perfect Doll Won Caballos Del Sol S., KLAQ H. ONE GOOD SHARK, 2009, b. g. Onebadshark - Miss L'Augeval (GB) Won T.J. Fackrell - Spa Boy Memorial S. PAPA'S FLASHY GIRL, 2011, dk b/. f. Papa Clem - With a Flash Won Scottsdale H. 3rd Kent H. PATRIOTS RULE, 2011, dk b/. g. Tribal Rule - Candy Factory Won E.B. Johnston S. 2nd Snow Chief S., Real Good Deal S. 3rd Silky Sullivan S., Cary Grant S. PEPPER CROWN, 2010, b. h. Peppered Cat - Crown This Lady Won San Francisco Mile S. (gr. IIIT), Rolling Green S., Berkeley H. (gr. III) RED DEFENSE, 2007, ch. g. Redattore (BRZ) - Air Defense Won Farewell S. 2nd Stars and Stripes S., Mt. Hood H. 3rd Ron Yanke Memorial S.

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SUMMER HIT, 2009, dk b/. g. Bertrando - Mia F Eighteen Won All American S. (gr. III) 2nd San Francisco Mile S. (gr. IIIT) 3rd Sensational Star S., Oak Tree H. SUSANS EXPRESS, 2011, dk b/. f. Decarchy - Excessive Susan Won California Cup Oaks TAMARANDO, 2011, dk b/. c. Bertrando - Tamarack Bay Won El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) 2nd California Cup Derby, California Flag H. TERRACE HIGH, 2010, dk b/. g. Sky Terrace - My Southern Lady Won Rillito Park Hopeful Final S. TIME FOR A MEMORY, 2011, dk b/. f. Time to Get Even - Making Memories Won Sonoma H., Saskatchewan Derby TIME TO BE A HERO, 2011, dk b/. f. Time to Get Even - Christy's Hero Won Fillies Oaks 2nd B Cup 3 Year Old Fillies S.

SOUGHT FOR SPEED, 2006, dk b/. g. Sought After - Speed Driver Won Sprint Claiming Series 1st Leg S. 2nd Sprint Claiming Series Final Leg S. 3rd Sprint Claiming Series 2nd Leg S.

TOP KISSER, 2009, b. m. Old Topper - Cherokee Kiss Won Spring Fever S., California Governor's Cup H., L.A. Woman S. (gr. III) 2nd C.E.R.F. S. 3rd Oak Tree Distaff S.

SPORTIVE, 2008, b. g. Bellamy Road - Party Mode Won Inaugural S., Art Smith Memorial S. 2nd Les Bois Park S.

TOUGHTOCONVINCE, 2010, b. m. Tough Game - I'm Convinced Won Baffert Family Memorial S.

SPOT OF SALT, 2008, ch. g. Salt Lake - Heart of Joy Won Frog Lake H., Detroit Lake H. 3rd Mt. Hood H. STALK THE WILDCAT, 2012, dk b/. c. Ministers Wild Cat - Silent Stalk Won Golden Nugget S. STONEWALL RIOT, 2006, b. g. Skimming - Tray Bone Won Starter S. 2nd Group Therapy Starter S. STORM FIGHTER, 2010, b. h. Stormin Fever - Throne Seeker Won Tiznow S. SUETOSUETOSUE, 2007, ch. m. Takin It Deep - Shi'ah Won June Bernsen Memorial S.

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TRIBAL SPY, 2010, ch. m. Tribal Rule - Victory Spy Won Irish O'Brien S., Las Cienegas S. (gr. IIIT) 3rd Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint S. TRUELY QUICK, 2012, b. c. Yes It's True - Quick Emotions Won Cavonnier Juvenile S. U. R. BEAT, 2008, b. g. Formal Gold - Ghazi's Lass Won Daily Courier Inaugural S. UNUSUAL HEATWAVE, 2009, b. h. Unusual Heat - Miss Alphie Won Crystal Water S. UZZIEL, 2011, dk b/. f. Harlington - Pretti Woman Won Santa Paula S., Beverly J. Lewis S. 3rd Daisycutter H.


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VELVET MESQUITE, 2010, dk b/. m. In Excess (IRE) - Mesquite Won California Distaff H. 2nd Senator Ken Maddy S. WAKE UP NICK, 2012, ch. c. Cindago - Storm Hearted Won Santa Anita Juvenile S., Graduation S., I'm Smokin S., Barretts Juvenile S. 2nd Golden State Juvenile S.

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WARREN'S KNOCKOUT, 2008, dk b/. g. Stormed - Now My Precious Won Bill Thomas Memorial S., Inaugural H. 2nd Budweiser Special S. WEEWINNIN, 2010, dk b/. g. Comic Strip - Honoree Lady Won California Cup Turf Classic S.

TWICE THE APPEAL Successful Appeal—Double Boarded, by Cormorant 2014 FEE: $1,500-LIVE FOAL First foals arrive in 2015 Defeated GRADE 3 winner Astrology & Belmont S. (G1) winner Ruler On Ice to win Sunland Park’s SUNLAND DERBY (G3) in 2011. Qualifed for the 2011 Kentucky Derby (G1) where he defeated four GRADE I winners. Earned $476,060 & won from 7 furlongs to 1 1/8 miles, including two races at Santa Anita by a combined 9 lengths. At Oaklawn Park in 2012, placed 2nd in the Fifth Season S. & 3rd in the Essex H. By Successful Appeal out of a half-sister to Board Eligible, a G3-PLACED, multiple stakes winner of $448,527. 35490 Highway 79 Warner Springs, CA 92086 www.lovacres.com

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all-time leading cal-bred earners (statistics tHrU dec. 31, 2014) Name

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

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

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Starts

Wins (%)

2nds

3rds

Earnings (US$)

15 47 47 16 24 24 22 21 52 28 59 30 29 74 51 30 54 22 47 17 23 35 25 37 48 33 74 34 72 36 17 27 56 71 33 23 57 10 33 22 19 20 9 14 25 47 29 25 34 27

8 (53%) 18 (38%) 17 (36%) 9 (56%) 13 (54%) 9 (38%) 9 (41%) 9 (43%) 17 (33%) 5 (18%) 9 (15%) 11 (37%) 12 (41%) 21 (28%) 12 (24%) 13 (43%) 8 (15%) 7 (32%) 18 (38%) 6 (35%) 8 (35%) 12 (34%) 7 (28%) 16 (43%) 11 (23%) 11 (33%) 8 (11%) 13 (38%) 10 (14%) 16 (44%) 5 (29%) 11 (41%) 19 (34%) 19 (27%) 9 (27%) 8 (35%) 24 (42%) 8 (80%) 4 (12%) 4 (18%) 7 (37%) 10 (50%) 8 (89%) 4 (29%) 6 (24%) 12 (26%) 8 (28%) 12 (48%) 18 (53%) 13 (48%)

4 11 8 1 3 6 5 3 12 4 17 2 5 13 15 5 4 5 14 2 6 4 2 5 16 8 15 4 8 8 5 0 11 18 7 3 11 1 6 5 6 4 1 3 5 7 7 2 5 7

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

$6,427,830 $5,668,245 $5,268,706 $4,222,650 $3,383,210 $3,185,610 $3,178,971 $2,877,178 $2,840,810 $2,461,490 $2,154,827 $1,958,048 $1,920,378 $1,828,177 $1,815,938 $1,800,329 $1,736,683 $1,735,572 $1,683,181 $1,611,138 $1,531,240 $1,513,565 $1,500,401 $1,469,233 $1,451,126 $1,417,800 $1,383,788 $1,375,465 $1,361,522 $1,300,920 $1,294,484 $1,288,825 $1,282,880 $1,256,098 $1,255,373 $1,254,165 $1,252,791 $1,252,090 $1,239,897 $1,235,335 $1,221,399 $1,191,150 $1,175,650 $1,169,064 $1,160,852 $1,150,410 $1,144,126 $1,139,958 $1,129,365 $1,127,460


2015 Leading breeders in CaLiFOrnia by earnings (THrU Feb. 18, 2015) Breeder

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC Benjamin C. Warren Nick Alexander Harris Farms Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams SLU, Inc. Thomas Newton Bell & Ross John McLeod Madera Thoroughbreds LLC Terry C. Lovingier Perry Martin & Steve Coburn John Ernst & Allegra Ernst Summer Mayberry Sky Chase Farm Liberty Road Stables Joseph P. Morey Jr. Revocable Trust Oakcrest Stable Dr. & Mrs. William T. Gray J. Paul Reddam Applebite Farms Schroeder Farms, LLC Ballena Vista Farm Baseline Equine LLC Dr. & Mrs. William T. Gray DVM Marie Goda, Madeline Auerbach & Barry Abrams William L. Hedrick & Judy Hedrick Scott Gross & Mark Devereaux Madeline Auerbach Old English Rancho B Abrams,V Loverso, C Perez, Huston Racing & M Auerbach Alex Paszkeicz Heinz Steinmann Lou Neve Jack Nakkashian, Harry Bederian & Harout Kamberian Estate of Alesia, BranJam Stables & Ciaglia Racing, LLC Pam & Martin Wygod Peter S. Busch Joshua Litt & AJM Racing George Krikorian La Jolla Thoroughbred Stables Roger Stein B&B Zietz Stables, Inc. Roy Guinnane Barry Abrams, Madeline Auerbach & Huston Racing Stables Ridgeley Farm LLC Madeline Auerbach & Barry Abrams James W. McKenney & Tammy McKenney BMWZ Stables Curtis C. Lanning & Lila Lee Lanning Packsaddle Road, LLC Richard A. Bell Jerry Hollendorfer, George Todaro, Gallop Out Racing, LLC & John Yee Y-Lo Racing Stables, LLC Abrams, Huston Racing Stables, Loverso & Perez Linda Madsen & Joy Seifert Dahlberg Farms LLC Bruce Headley

Starts

Wins

Stakes Wins

88 54 34 89 30 6 1 9 83 1 4 1 8 33 10 11 11 23 12 3 15 10 6 6 18 4 3 17 2 14 14 10 3 2 24 2 2 1 2 13 8 2 2 24 12 3 2 2 7 12 1 6 3 5 10 4

12 5 9 16 5 1 1 3 9 0 1 1 2 4 3 2 4 0 1 2 3 1 2 2 4 0 1 2 0 2 2 2 2 1 4 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 4 1 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 1

1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Leading Earner

Earnings

Singing Kitty ($110,250) Warren’s Veneda ($180,600) Grazenette ($45,240) Velvet Mesquite ($33,000) Pulmarack ($47,500) Mischief Clem ($137,605) Alert Bay ($137,500) Solid Wager ($80,290) Lovmeister ($20,064) California Chrome ($100,000) Spirit Rules ($90,000) Go West Marie ($90,000) Lucky J Lane ($81,200) Compulsive ($29,740) Toomuchisnotenough ($30,342) Bert’s Melody ($68,400) Joy Boy ($37,866) More Complexity ($18,000) Follini ($33,600) Easter Fever ($44,000) Shining Son ($21,520) Global Hottie ($46,800) Handfull ($31,680) Wicked Heat ($21,600) I B Mike ($34,800) Heat Trap ($40,250) Mega Heat ($50,700) Acceptance ($15,000) Boozer ($52,570) Pepnic ($18,720) Swissarella ($25,480) Chief of Staff ($33,600) Unusual Fleet ($47,290) Ashleyluvssugar ($47,050) Medicine Gal ($18,000) Radiant Journey ($46,400) Heavens Stairway ($45,490) Christopher Street ($45,240) Odin ($44,800) Luckbox Sam ($35,050) Durango Flier ($11,850) Marino’s Wild Cat ($42,350) Presidentsky ($42,120) Platinum Pharaoh ($12,300) Majestic Heat ($33,600) Uzziel ($40,000) Sweet Marini ($40,250) Urban Hunter ($40,200) Tribal Torch ($21,165) Wink and Wish ($23,400) Heat the Rocks ($38,000) Harlington’s Rose ($33,360) Badasmywifeletsmeb ($37,210) Temple Keys ($33,850) Patriots Rule ($27,500) San Onofre ($30,000)

$358,665 $278,187 $220,237 $209,161 $147,786 $140,627 $137,500 $127,940 $120,602 $100,000 $94,120 $90,000 $83,165 $78,085 $77,573 $72,739 $69,015 $67,847 $66,333 $63,800 $63,012 $61,664 $61,350 $60,576 $57,478 $55,500 $55,180 $53,030 $52,570 $50,554 $48,634 $47,478 $47,290 $47,050 $46,794 $46,400 $45,490 $45,240 $44,800 $44,794 $42,955 $42,350 $42,120 $41,885 $41,860 $41,649 $40,250 $40,200 $38,375 $38,035 $38,000 $37,394 $37,210 $36,235 $35,030 $34,842

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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 5 rUnners) Races Rnrs Won

Sire

Earned

Earnings/ Runner

Sire

1 ‡ Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

Rnrs

Strts

Races Won

Earned

112

182

21

$695,339

1 † Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West

5

3

$151,045

$30,209

2 Unusual Heat,1990, by Nureyev

64

104

19

$562,791

2 Trapper, 2000, by Iron Cat

7

4

$90,053

$12,865

3 † Tribal Rule,1996, by Storm Cat

74

119

27

$548,880

3 Affrmative, 1999, by Unbridled

19

3

$234,597

$12,347

4 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 42

80

14

$300,922

4 † Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig

9

3

$95,018

$10,558

5 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

46

78

8

$269,653

5 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

11

4

$108,692

$9,881

6 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

34

54

9

$263,696

6 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

64

19

$562,791

$8,794

7 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

41

61

5

$261,841

$7,756

8 Affrmative, 1999, by Unbridled

19

31

3

$234,597

$7,686

9 Decarchy,1997, by Distant View

46

78

9

$232,432

10 ‡ Salute the Sarge, 2005, by Forest Wildcat

34

59

5

$228,985

11 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

34

55

12

$196,170

12 † Bertrando,1989, by Skywalker

43

85

8

$190,164

13 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

34

60

11

$188,267

14 Stormin Fever,1994, by Storm Cat

29

54

7

$188,005

15 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

26

41

7

$187,509

16 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

30

48

6

$151,761

5

8

3

$151,045

18 † Benchmark,1991, by Alydar

40

67

5

$149,454

19 Good Journey,1996, by Nureyev

31

47

4

$148,048

7 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike 8 Roi Charmant, 2001, by Evansville Slew 9 Idiot Proof, 2004, by Benchmark

34 7 8

9 0 2

$263,696 $53,800 $59,697

$7,462

10 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

74

11 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

26

7

$187,509

$7,212

8

4

$57,465

$7,183

13 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 42

14

$300,922

$7,165

12

3

$85,837

$7,153

8

2

$57,088

$7,136

16 ‡ Salute the Sarge, 2005, by Forest Wildcat

34

5

$228,985

$6,735

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

15

5

$100,376

$6,692

18 Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

29

7

$188,005

$6,483

20 Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee’s Tizzy

21

40

6

$131,188

19 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

41

5

$261,841

$6,386

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

25

43

7

$116,719

20 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

18

6

$113,275

$6,293

22 Comic Strip,1995, by Red Ransom

18

32

6

$113,275

23 Vronsky,1999, by Danzig

25

36

6

$111,383

2015 Leading TUrF sires in CaLiFOrnia

24 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

24

40

3

$109,499

(MiniMUM 50 sTarTs)

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

24

42

10

$109,494

26 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

11

15

4

$108,692

27 Surf Cat, 2002, by Sir Cat

20

39

4

$104,832

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

15

33

5

$100,376

4

7

2

$97,990

30 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

23

37

6

$96,321

31 † Game Plan,1993, by Danzig

9

14

3

$95,018

32 Trapper, 2000, by Iron Cat

7

11

4

$90,053

12 Sky Terrace, 1999, by Skywalker 14 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat 15 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

Sire

27

$548,880

Rnrs Strts Wnrs Wins

$7,417

Earned

17 † Western Fame,1992, by Gone West

1 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

40

51

10

10

$443,092

2 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

17

19

4

4

$164,052

3 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 7

8

1

1

$113,148

17

23

1

1

$101,826

1

1

1

1

$90,000

6 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev

21

26

1

1

$81,382

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

25

40

3

$89,670

7 Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee’s Tizzy

6

7

1

2

$81,365

34 Don’tsellmeshort, 2001, by Benchmark

21

43

3

$86,767

8 † Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig

4

6

2

2

$75,633

35 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

12

20

3

$85,837

9 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

2

3

1

2

$68,753

36 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 16

26

1

$78,530

2

3

1

2

$60,349

37 ‡ U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

26

48

5

$77,545

32

5

$62,432

4 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View 5 † Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West

10 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run 11 † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar 12 Street Hero, 2006, by Street Cry (IRE) 13 † Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker 14 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike 15 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

12

14

1

1

$53,313

38 Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest 17

8

13

2

2

$52,338

39 Idiot Proof, 2004, by Benchmark

8

11

2

$59,697

25

44

6

$59,494

13

13

3

3

$51,912

40 Old Topper,1995, by Gilded Time

5

6

0

0

$47,020

41 † Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie

18

26

3

$58,415

$45,360

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

11

22

5

$58,005

$44,783

43 Sky Terrace,1999, by Skywalker

8

16

4

$57,465

44 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

8

11

2

$57,088

13

22

3

$55,168

7

12

0

$53,800

14

25

3

$53,761

2

2

1

1

16 ‡ Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

27

17 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

3

4

1

1

$44,000

10

15

3

3

$35,220

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

2

4

0

0

$33,500

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

3

6

2

2

$32,402

18 ‡ U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

29 Birdonthewire,1989, by Proud Birdie

37

0

0

45 Globalize,1997, by Summer Squall 46 Roi Charmant, 2001, by Evansville Slew 47 † In Excess (IRE),1987, by Siberian Express

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 did not stand in California in 2014 but will stand in the state in 2015. Freshman sires are highlighted in bold text. Statistics cover racing in North America (U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico), England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) only. Stakes winners and wins follow TJCIS stakes rules. Racing statistics through Feb. 18, 2015.

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2015 Leading sires in CaLiFOrnia by average earnings per sTarT

(MiniMUM 5 rUnners)

(MiniMUM 10 sTarTs)

Sire

Races Rnrs Won

Earned

Median

Sire

Rnrs

Srts

Earned

Earnings Start

11

$90,053

$8,187

1 † Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West

5

3

$151,045 $20,280

2 Trapper, 2000, by Iron Cat

7

4

$90,053 $12,540

2 Affrmative, 1999, by Unbridled

19

31

$234,597

$7,568

3 Roi Charmant, 2001, by Evansville Slew

7

0

$53,800

$6,200

3 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

11

15

$108,692

$7,246

4 † Roar, 1993, by Forty Niner

5

3

$30,667

$5,715

4 † Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig

9

14

$95,018

$6,787

5 Idiot Proof, 2004, by Benchmark

8

11

$59,697

$5,427

1 Trapper, 2000, by Iron Cat

7

5 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

11

4

$108,692

$4,950

6 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

12

3

$85,837

$4,528

6 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

64

104

$562,791

$5,411

7 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

8

2

$57,088

$4,366

7 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

8

11

$57,088

$5,190

8 † Salt Lake, 1989, by Deputy Minister

5

2

$22,232

$4,297

8 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

34

54

$263,696

$4,883

$4,161

9 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

74

119

$548,880

$4,612

26

41

$187,509

$4,573

7

12

$53,800

$4,483

41

61

$261,841

$4,292

12

20

$85,837

$4,292

5

3

$23,316

10 Bedford Falls, 2003, by Forestry

9 Alymagic, 1986, by Alydar

9

3

$43,557

$4,130

10 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

11 The Pamplemousse, 2006, by Kafwain

6

0

$18,428

$3,505

11 Roi Charmant, 2001, by Evansville Slew

12 Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest 17

5

$62,432

$3,370

12 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

13 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled 14 Iron Cat, 1995, by Storm Cat 15 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat 16 † Perfect Mandate, 1996, by Gone West

Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

46

8

$269,653

$3,218

8

2

$22,597

$3,155

14 ‡ Salute the Sarge, 2005, by Forest Wildcat 34

34

11

$188,267

$3,105

15 ‡ Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

7

3

$32,523

$2,944

59

$228,985

$3,881

182

$695,339

$3,821

16 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 42

80

$300,922

$3,762

17 Sky Terrace, 1999, by Skywalker

16

$57,465

$3,592

112 8

17 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

64

19

$562,791

$2,870

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

24

10

$109,494

$2,848

18 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

34

55

$196,170

$3,567

19 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

46

9

$232,432

$2,827

19 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

18

32

$113,275

$3,540

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Rnrs

1 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

74

2 ‡ Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat 3 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev 4 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 5 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

2015 Leading sires in CaLiFOrnia by nUMber OF raCes wOn

Wnrs

Races Won

24

27

Earned

Sire

$548,880

1 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

Rnrs

Races Won

Earned

74

119

27

$548,880

112

182

21

$695,339

112

20

21

$695,339

2 ‡ Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

64

17

19

$562,791

3 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

64

104

19

$562,791

4 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

42

80

14

$300,922

5. Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

34

55

12

$196,170

6 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

34

60

11

$188,267

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

24

42

10

$109,494

8 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

34

54

9

$263,696

Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

46

78

9

$232,432

46

78

8

$269,653

42

12

14

$300,922

34

10

12

$196,170

Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

34

10

11

$188,267

Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (IRE)

24

10

10

$109,494

46

8

8

$269,653

Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

34

8

9

$263,696

† Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

43

8

8

$190,164

43

85

8

$190,164

11 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

46

7

9

$232,432

12 Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

29

54

7

$188,005

Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

29

7

7

$188,005

Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

26

41

7

$187,509

• Redattore (BRZ), 1995, by Roi Normand

25

7

7

$116,719

• Redattore (BRZ), 1995, by Roi Normand

25

43

7

$116,719

14 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

26

6

7

$187,509

30

48

6

$151,761

Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

23

6

6

$96,321

Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee’s Tizzy

21

40

6

$131,188

Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

25

6

6

$59,494

Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

18

32

6

$113,275

Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat

25

6

6

$43,356

Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

25

36

6

$111,383

41

5

5

$261,841

Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

23

37

6

$96,321

34

5

5

$228,985

Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

25

44

6

$59,494

$151,761

Council Member, 2002, by Seattle Slew

18

35

6

$48,037

Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat

25

42

6

$43,356

8 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

18 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit ‡ Salute the Sarge, 2005, by Forest Wildcat Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

30

5

6

† Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

40

5

5

$149,454

Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee’s Tizzy

21

5

6

$131,188

Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

25

5

6

$111,383

‡ U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

26

5

5

$77,545

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

11

5

5

$58,005

Council Member, 2002, by Seattle Slew

18

5

6

$48,037

31

4

4

$148,048

Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

18

4

6

$113,275

Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

11

4

4

$108,692

Surf Cat, 2002, by Sir Cat

20

4

4

$104,832

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

15

4

5

7

4

Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest 17

Sky Terrace, 1999, by Skywalker

10 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled † Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

15 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

23 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

41

61

5

$261,841

‡ Salute the Sarge, 2005, by Forest Wildcat

34

59

5

$228,985

† Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

40

67

5

$149,454

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

15

33

5

$100,376

‡ U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

26

48

5

$77,545

Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest 17

32

5

$62,432

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

11

22

5

$58,005

Tannersmyman, 1998, by Lord Carson

21

39

5

$50,402

31 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev

31

47

4

$148,048

Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

11

15

4

$108,692

$100,376

Surf Cat, 2002, by Sir Cat

20

39

4

$104,832

4

$90,053

Trapper, 2000, by Iron Cat

7

11

4

$90,053

4

5

$62,432

Sky Terrace, 1999, by Skywalker

8

16

4

$57,465

8

4

4

$57,465

Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy

22

42

4

$53,285

Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy

22

4

4

$53,285

† Siberian Summer, 1989, by Siberian Express

14

30

4

$45,633

Tannersmyman, 1998, by Lord Carson

21

4

5

$50,402

Taskmaster, 1997, by A.P. Indy

4

7

4

$25,066

27 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev

Trapper, 2000, by Iron Cat

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2015 Leading LiFeTiMe sires in CaLiFOrnia (50 Or MOre naMed FOaLs)

Stallion (Foreign Foaled), Year, Sire

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

35 36 38 40 41 42 43

46 47 48 49

Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat † Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled † Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie † Birdonthewire, 1989, by Proud Birdie ‡ Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar † 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 Affrmative, 1999, by Unbridled Street Hero, 2006, by Street Cry (IRE) Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run Prime Timber, 1996, by Sultry Song Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy Olympio, 1988, by Naskra Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister ‡ Salute the Sarge, 2005, by Forest Wildcat Formal Gold, 1993, by Black Tie Affair (IRE) † Robannier, 1991, by Batonnier Atticus, 1992, by Nureyev Kelly Kip, 1994, by Kipper Kelly Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado Safe in the U S A, 1999, by Gone West Slewvescent, 1988, by Seattle Slew Souvenir Copy, 1995, by Mr. Prospector Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View † Siberian Summer, 1989, by Siberian Express Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee’s Tizzy Silic (FR), 1995, by Sillery Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (IRE) Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat Suances (GB), 1997, by Most Welcome (GB) † Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai Lightnin N Thunder, 2001, by Storm Cat Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat Crafty C. T., 1998, by Crafty Prospector † Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig Iron Cat, 1995, by Storm Cat

Crops

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

Avg Named Size Foals

37 46 13 48 19 21 7 63 59 52 14 15 98 51 9 57 34 65 14 41 56 24 19 28 42 48 36 7 30 9 11 10 13 36 47 38 32 31 43 17 16 18 41 15 21 25 21 36 33 27 11

223 697 75 483 152 62 54 626 1064 365 86 271 587 713 84 737 137 455 86 162 506 236 155 527 293 190 508 109 457 112 84 72 265 505 140 338 416 155 519 68 181 140 324 120 297 75 192 469 167 434 148

Runners

2YO Winners

Stakes Winners

Graded Stakes Winners

Progeny Winners

Comp Earnings

AEI

Index

106-48% 501-72% 25-33% 117-24% 83-55% 41-66% 30-56% 418-67% 811-76% 275-75% 57-66% 195-72% 401-68% 543-76% 53-63% 534-72% 78-57% 198-44% 57-66% 73-45% 374-74% 184-78% 103-66% 409-78% 220-75% 80-42% 402-79% 71-65% 337-74% 88-79% 59-70% 59-82% 207-78% 399-79% 60-43% 241-71% 312-75% 80-52% 411-79% 42-62% 132-73% 94-67% 214-66% 66-55% 196-66% 32-43% 132-69% 379-81% 52-31% 320-74% 115-78%

69-31% 362-52% 19-25% 78-16% 52-34% 24-39% 20-37% 310-50% 564-53% 203-56% 40-47% 139-51% 268-46% 419-59% 35-42% 367-50% 53-39% 144-32% 34-40% 41-25% 275-54% 147-62% 62-40% 300-57% 161-55% 51-27% 314-62% 41-38% 208-46% 74-66% 46-55% 50-69% 93-35% 277-55% 34-24% 161-48% 219-53% 38-25% 319-61% 23-34% 81-45% 78-56% 149-46% 40-33% 145-49% 18-24% 89-46% 279-59% 41-25% 252-58% 94-64%

30-13% 47- 7% 0- 0% 11- 2% 8- 5% 8-13% 3- 6% 102-16% 124-12% 54-15% 9-10% 40-15% 105-18% 107-15% 3- 4% 113-15% 18-13% 38- 8% 5- 6% 15- 9% 89-18% 29-12% 9- 6% 62-12% 41-14% 21-11% 82-16% 8- 7% 40- 9% 16-14% 16-19% 20-28% 19- 7% 73-14% 20-14% 41-12% 28- 7% 14- 9% 110-21% 9-13% 13- 7% 26-19% 35-11% 4- 3% 46-15% 9-12% 28-15% 79-17% 9- 5% 57-13% 8- 5%

3- 1% 38- 5% 1- 1% 13- 3% 5- 3% 2- 3% 1- 2% 29- 5% 51- 5% 8- 2% 3- 3% 10- 4% 23- 4% 28- 4% 2- 2% 28- 4% 6- 4% 6- 1% 2- 2% 3- 2% 18- 4% 4- 2% 5- 3% 25- 5% 14- 5% 5- 3% 17- 3% 3- 3% 11- 2% 2- 2% 1- 1% 1- 1% 5- 2% 11- 2% 3- 2% 8- 2% 12- 3% 1- 1% 18- 3% 1- 1% 2- 1% 9- 6% 4- 1% 1- 1% 12- 4% 0- 0% 6- 3% 16- 3% 4- 2% 16- 4% 3- 2%

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

$8,964,234 $46,154,139 $1,668,151 $6,792,917 $5,081,152 $1,665,380 $1,776,623 $25,217,121 $47,723,615 $15,695,97 $2,765,720 $12,411,790 $21,896,074 $32,320,763 $2,745,317 $28,682,368 $3,607,097 $10,458,976 $2,654,595 $2,751,635 $17,664,911 $9,943,739 $4,516,437 $19,209,047 $11,251,380 $3,403,568 $20,077,966 $3,030,241 $14,390,025 $4,480,648 $2,975,970 $3,398,610 $7,433,578 $16,411,828 $1,669,911 $11,029,738 $13,234,580 $2,685,119 $19,426,546 $1,176,020 $7,683,640 $4,267,199 $8,521,623 $2,512,984 $8,318,388 $843,189 $5,325,675 $18,316,269 $2,676,005 $13,838,245 $4,189,050.

2.20 2.07 1.67 1.52 1.51 1.43 1.35 1.34 1.33 1.32 1.30 1.29 1.26 1.23 1.22 1.17 1.14 1.14 1.13 1.13 1.12 1.10 1.10 1.09 1.08 1.07 1.06 1.05 1.04 1.03 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.02 1.00 0.99 0.99 0.96 0.96 0.95 0.93 0.92 0.91 0.91 0.91 0.89 0.88 0.87 0.85 0.85 0.85

1.24 1.27 1.24 0.99 1.14 0.91 0.75 1.12 1.50 1.54 1.37 1.34 1.95 1.12 0.94 1.38 1.41 1.27 0.78 1.00 1.28 1.23 0.92 1.28 0.96 1.20 1.29 1.01 1.42 1.00 0.93 0.99 0.78 1.15 1.25 0.96 0.88 0.80 0.85 1.26 0.92 0.88 1.04 1.11 0.82 1.20 1.09 1.08 1.02 0.80 0.94

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EARLY REGIONAL sALE DAtEs

2015

REGIONAL RAcE mEEtINGs Santa Anita Park, Arcadia

Dec. 26, 2014-July 1 Dec. 26-June 15

Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley Oak Tree at Pleasanton, Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton

July 2-12

California State Fair (Cal Expo), Sacramento

July 9-26 July 15-Sept. 7

Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa

July 30-Aug. 16

Humboldt County Fair, Ferndale

Aug. 19-30 Aug. 21-Sept. 13

Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley Pomona Fair at Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos

Sept. 10-25

San Joaquin County Fair, Stockton

Sept. 18-27 Sept. 26-Oct. 25

Santa Anita Park, Arcadia

(ENTRIES CLOSE MARCH 20, SUPPLEMENTAL ENTRIES CLOSE APRIL 27)

June 17-July 6

Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar

mAY 27 Barretts May Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training Del Mar, Calif. Training preview May 25

Oct. 1-12

Fresno County Fair, Fresno Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley

Oct. 5-Dec. 20

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar

Oct. 28-Dec. 2

JULY 25 Barretts Paddock Sale at Del Mar Del Mar, Calif. (NOMINATIONS CLOSE JUNE 5)

AUGUst 11 CTBA Northern California Yearling & Horses of Racing Age Sale (ENTRIES CLOSE JUNE 8)

AUGUst 15 Barretts Select Yearling Sale Del Mar, Calif. (NOMINATIONS CLOSE APRIL 3)

Dec. 3-20

Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos

California-Bred/California-Sired STAKES RACES MARCH-MAY

SANTA ANITA SATURDAY, MARCH 14

SATURDAY, MAY 23

SUNDAY, APRIL 26

$100,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes

$200,000 Snow Chief Stakes

$100,000 Campanile Stakes

Four-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares abt. 6 1/2 furlongs (Turf)

Tree-Year-Olds 1 1/8 miles (Turf)

Tree-Year-Old Fillies 1 mile (Turf)

SUNDAY, MARCH 22

$200,000 Melair Stakes

SUNDAY, APRIL 26

$100,000 Dream of Summer Stakes

Tree-Year-Old Fillies 1 1/16 miles

Four-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares 1 mile

$150,000 Tiznow Stakes

SATURDAY, APRIL 4

Four-Year-Olds & Up 1 mile

$200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes

$150,000 Spring Fever Stakes

Tree-Year-Olds 6 1/2 furlongs

Tree-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies and Mares 6 furlongs

$200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes

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Tree-Year-Olds, Fillies and Mares 1 mile (Turf)

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$100,000 Silky Sullivan Stakes Tree-Year-Olds 1 mile (Turf)


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2015 REGIONAL stAKEs RAcEs

ApRIL

mARch

Date Track Stakes (Grade)

Conditions

Distance

Added Value $1,000,000

7

SA

Santa Anita Handicap (Gr. I)

4-y-o & up

1 1/4 m.

7

SA

Frank E. Kilroe Mile (Gr. I)

4-y-o & up

1 m. (T)

$400,000

7

SA

San Felipe Stakes (Gr. II)

3-y-o

1 1/16 m.

$400,000

7

SA

San Carlos Stakes (Gr. II)

4-y-o & up

7 f.

$250,000

8

SA

Las Flores Stakes (Gr. III)

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

6 f.

$100,000 $50,000

14

GGF Camilla Urso Stakes

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

6 f.

14

SA

Santa Margarita Stakes (Gr. I)

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

1 1/8 m.

$400,000

14

sA

Irish O’Brien stakes

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

abt. 6 1/2 f. (t)

$100,000

15

SA

Santa Ana Stakes (Gr. II)

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

1 1/8 m. (T)

$200,000

21

SA

San Luis Rey Stakes (Gr. II)

4-y-o & up

1 1/2 m. (T)

$200,000

22

sA

Dream of summer stakes

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

1 m.

$100,000

28

SA

Tokyo City Cup (Gr. III)

4-y-o & up

1 1/2 m.

$100,000

4

SA

Santa Anita Derby (Gr. I)

3-y-o

1 1/8 m.

$1,000,000

4

SA

Santa Anita Oaks (Gr. I)

3-y-o f.

1 1/16 m.

$400,000

4

sA

Echo Eddie stakes

3-y-o, cal-Bred/cal-sired

6 1/2 f.

$200,000

4

sA

Evening Jewel stakes

3-y-o f., cal-Bred/cal-sired

6 1/2 f.

$200,000

4

SA

Providencia Stakes (Gr. III)

3-y-o f.

1 1/8 m. (T)

$150,000

11

SA

Kona Gold Stakes (Gr. II)

4-y-o & up

6 1/2 f.

$200,000

11

SA

Las Cienegas Stakes (Gr. III)

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

abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

$100,000

12

SA

San Pedro Stakes

3-y-o

6 f.

18

SA

Santa Barbara Handicap (Gr. III)

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

1 1/4 m. (T)

$150,000

18

SA

La Puente Stakes

3-y-o

1 1/8 m. (T)

$75,000

19

SA

San Simeon Stakes (Gr. III)

4-y-o & up

abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

$100,000

25

SA

Last Tycoon Stakes (Gr. III)

3-y-o & up

1 1/4 m. (T)

$100,000

25

GGF San Francisco Mile (Gr. III)

3-y-o & up

1 m. (T)

$100,000

26

SA

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

1 m. (T)

$100,000

26

GGF campanile stakes

3-y-o f., cal-Bred/cal-sired

1 m. (t)

$100,000

26

GGF silky sullivan stakes

3-y-o, cal-Bred/cal-sired

1 m. (t)

$100,000

Wilshire Stakes (Gr. III)

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$75,000

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ADVERTISERS Auburn Laboratories Inc............................................................ 8 Backyard Race Horse ............................................................... 95 Ballena Vista Farm .......................................OBC, 20, 21, 22, 23 Barretts ..................................................................................... 49 Bella Equine-Amanda Navarro ............................................... 95 BG Thoroughbred Farm.................................................... 46, 47 Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms, LP.......................................... 69 Cal-Bred Maiden Bonus Program .......................................... 83 Cardiff, Suzanne, Pedigree Research ..................................... 95 Cole Ranch ............................................................................... 94 CTBA Foal Advertorial ............................................................ 85 CTBA Membership .................................................................. 89 CTBA Website.......................................................................... 75 Daehling Ranch .................................................................. 73, 94 Dickson Podley Realtors (Jeannie Garr Roddy)..................... 95 E.A. Ranches ....................................................................... 10,15 Equineline.com ........................................................................ 81 Foal to Yearling Halters-Lillian Nichols .................................. 95 Fruitful Acres Farm ............................................................ 12, 13 Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services ................................ 95 Golden State Stakes Series..................................................... 77

Harris Farms ........................................................................... IFC Laurel Fowler Insurance Broker Inc. ....................................... 95 Legacy Ranch ........................................................................... 41 Lovacres Ranch ...................................................... 55, 57, 59, 84 Magali Farms...................................................................... 37, 39 Milky Way Farm ......................................................................IBC Nexstar Ranch .......................................................................... 65 NTRA /John Deere .................................................................. 79 Old English Rancho ..................................................... 33, 34, 35 Paradise Road Ranch ......................................................... 53, 63 Pegasus Park Equine Services ................................................ 94 Pegasus Park Farm .................................................................. 94 Rancho San Miguel .................................................................. 19 Rancho Temescal ............................................................... 11, 31 Ridgeley Farm .......................................................................... 51 Ship & Win Program ................................................................ 61 Special T.Thoroughbreds Inc. ................................................... 9 Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC ............................. 3, 5, 7, 17 Victory Rose Thoroughbreds ............................................ 70, 71 West Coast Racing Colors/June Gee .................................... 94 www.horselawyers.com ........................................................... 95

STALLIONS Acclamation .............. 33, 35 Affrmative ........................... 47 Allaboutdreams .................. 53 Anziyan Royalty ................... 15 Atticus .................................. 39 Awesome Gambler ............. 55 Big Bad Leroybrown ........... 33 Bluegrass Cat.........OBC, 20 Boisterous (KY) ...................... 3 Bold Chieftain ..................... 71 Brave Cat ............................. 53 Bushwacker ......................... 55 Calimonco ................. 20, 21 Capital Account .................. 47 Champ Pegasus .............. 41 Chattahoochee War ........... 15 Coach Bob........................... 53 Coil ........................... 37, 39 Cyclotron ............................. 33 Daddy Nose Best ................ 47 Decarchy .............................. 39 Desert Code .......................IFC

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Lakerville.............................IFC Lightnin N Thunder ............ 12 Lucky J. H. ..........................IFC Lucky Pulpit ........................IFC Make Music For Me ............ 69 Many Rivers ......................... 70 Maybry’s Boy ....................... 15 Merit Man ................. 55, 59 Mesa Thunder ..................... 53 Ministers Wild Cat ................ 3 Mr.Broad Blade ................... 39 Northern Indy ........... 53, 75 Old Topper ............................ 3 Peppered Cat ...................... 73 Rendezvous ......................... 73 Richard’s Kid ........................ 39 Rocky Bar ............................. 15 Roi Charmant ...................... 39 Run Brother Ron.................. 53 Salute The Sarge........... 10, 15 Sea of Secrets ..................... 70 Sierra Sunset ....................... 53

Smiling Tiger ......................IFC Sought After ........................ 73 Stormberg ...................... 65 Stormin Fever ...................... 11 Stormy Jack ......................... 69 Suances (GB) ....................... 11 Surf Cat ................................ 33 Tenga Cat ...................... 11, 31 Time To Get Even ............... 55 Tizbud .................................IFC Truest Legend ............... 11, 31 Twice The Appeal ............... 55 Uh Oh Bango ...................... 15 Ultimate Eagle .................. 9 Under Caution..................... 73 Unusual Heat ......................IFC Unusual Heatwave ...... 3, 17 Vronsky..................... 33, 34 Wolfcamp ............................ 12 World Renowned ................ 69


Amanzi (RED RANSOM — NICKEL CLASSIC by REGAL CLASSIC) • Dam of SW REDGRASS CAT ($126,224) • Out of SW NICKEL CLASSIC ($234,713) ½ sister to GR3 BUDGE MAN ($347,278), SW CLASSIC NEEL ($139,646), dam of CONQUEST TSUNAMI SW ($280,023) in 2014 • Amanzi’s 2 year Old - CAPE RANSOM by Cape Blanco (IRE)

Camas Creek

(FUSAICHI PEGASUS — NAMAQUA by STORM BIRD) • Dam of SW STORMY B ($106,039) and Temple Keys ($49,810) winner Santa Anita 2015 • ½ sister toGR 3 NAMAQUALAND ($166,013) out of ½ sister to GR1 ALTHEA - CHAMPION FILLY ($1,275,255) 2nd dam COURTLY DEE - BROODMARE OF THE YEAR • Camas Creek’s 2 year Old - SUNDAR CREEK by Sundarban

Hickory (Chi)

(DUSHYANTOR — HANGING VALLEY by COX RIDGE) • GR 1 CHAMPION MILER IN CHILE, • ½ sister to SP HECATE (CHI) dam of G1 - DIVINA PRECIOSA (CHI) Champion 2 year old flly • HICKORY’S (CHI) son ALERT BAY ($754,707) Five consecutive stakes including CALIFORNIA CUP CLASSIC 2015 • HICKORY’S 2 year old - CHILEAN SUN by Sundarban

Pepperdine

(MALIBU MOON — ONE HOT LADY by Tabasco Cat) • Dam is a half sister to HEART SHAPED - Irish Highweight Filly • 2nd in Breeders Cup 2 yr Fillies, and to GR 1 A. P. VALENTINE ($864,170) 2nd in Preakness and Belmont • Pepperdine’s 2 yr old MALIBU ARTIE by Artie Schiller

See Alice

(A. P. INDY — CREAKING BOARD (GB) GR 1 by NIGHT SHIFT • Dam of winners Elusive Act and Culprit in 2014 • Full sister to CROWD PLEASER GSW ($605,150) • Caught In The Act’s 2 year old - CAUGHT AT THE CAPE by Cape Blanco (IRE)

(DISTORTED HUMOR — MELEGANT by KRIS S) • Stakes Placed winner of $120,730 • ½ sister to GSW EXOTIC BLOOM, dam of GR 1 STOPCHARGINGMARIA ($1,494,000) Eclipse Finalist 2014 • Dam of 3 to race 3 winners • See Alice’s 2 year old - SEE THE SUN by Sundarban

Daylatedollarshort

So Posh

Caught In The Act

(LEMON DROP KID — RAHY ROSE by RAHY) • Dam of High Dollar Kitten set track record for 1 1/16 mile at Louisiana Downs 2014 • ½ sister to GSW SUMMER RAVEN ($168,910), dam of GSW WINSLOW HOMER ($273,365) and G2 MISCONNECT ($327, 100) • Dam is a ½ sister to WILD RUSH ($1,386,302) set track record in Illinois Derby and Leading Sire • Daylatedollarshort ‘s 2 year old - SOUTHERN ETIQUETTE by Sidney’s Candy

Elsie Jay

(GIANT’S CAUSEWAY — NORTHERN PAGEANT by SPECTACULAR BID) • Dam of Explore ($52,350) • ½ sister to GSW SNOW DANCE ($938,595) and Most Remarkable, dam of GSW KEIAI LEONE (JPN) ($1,152,529), dam is a ½ sister to GSW SOUTHERN HALO ($344,875) sire of MORE THAN READY ,and EXCELLENT LADY, dam of GR1 GENERAL CHALLENGE ($2,877,178) • Elsie Jay’s 2 year old - TWIRLING ELSIE by Twirling Candy

(GONE WEST — SO RITSY by DARN THAT ALARM) • Half sister to GR1 SILVER WAGON ($1,162,193) AND GSW REHOBOTH ($727,215) • So Posh’s 2 year Old - SO FINE by Uncle Mo

Quite Beautiful

(MALIBU MOON — VERY BEAUTIFUL by GREINTON) • Dam’s half sister produced MIRACULOUS MISS GR1 ($1,032,307) 2nd Breeders Cup Sprint • Quite Beautiful’s 2 year old - MALIBU JOURNEY by Good Journey

We wish these 2 year old the greatest successes with their new owners For more information on private purchases, please contact Linda Madsen (909) 241-6600.

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