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From the EXECUTIVE CORNER ROBYN BLACK CTBA LOBBYIST

Internet Poker Heats Up “It is our opinion that if the Legislature enacted a statute validly authorizing and regulating non-banked, non-percentage, intrastate Internet poker, the legislature could authorize a licensed horse racing association to obtain a license to ofer Internet poker in California.” Tis is the legal opinion of California’s Legislative Council Bureau, the legislature’s lawyers.

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he fght to legalize Internet poker in California is more intense than ever, with the terrain shifting like a fault line as coalitions come together and then fall apart. In June 2014, 13 of the state’s most powerful tribes signed a letter supporting legislation that excluded horse racing from the ability to apply for a license to operate this new form of gaming. Tis year began with a new coalition that includes Amaya Gaming (formally Poker Stars), Morongo, San Manuel, and three of the state’s biggest card rooms. Four bills have been introduced, one including horse racing (introduced by Rep. Reggie Jones-Sawyer), one excluding racing (introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto) that allows for only the wealthiest of tribes and card rooms to operate a site, and two that only included concepts for Internet poker introduced by the two Chairs of the Governmental Organization Committees, Assemblyman Adam Gray and Senator Isadore Hall. Te Jones-Sawyer bill has met with opposition from the seven-member Tribal Coalition, led by the Pechanga Tribe. Most recently, the same group, guided by Sycuan, has attempted to form a new coalition to bring the two powerful interests together to oppose licensing a racing association and ofer racing a form of mitigation. Tat coali-

tion has not come together, and, in fact, three gaming tribes—Rincon, United Auburn, and Pala—have signed a letter stating they would not oppose racing’s inclusion in a bill. Te California Toroughbred Breeders Association, along with the Toroughbred Owners of California, has devoted a great deal of time and efort to developing greater relationships and understanding of our industry. Tese relationships with the chairs and committee members are more important than ever. Racing touches many of the Legislature’s 120 legislators in their districts through breeding farms, owners, agricultural support, racetracks, and racing fairs. It will be difcult for those members to ignore horse racing requests for parity under any new law to the beneft of wealthy gaming interests. Te Legislature’s own lawyers have clearly stated that nothing in the Constitution “prohibits the Legislature from including horse racing associations from operating a gaming establishment,” including a license to operate Internet poker. Te advantage to racing being included in Internet poker legislation cannot be overstated. It would signifcantly increase purses and incentive awards, providing a healthier climate for those who invest in breeding and racing. It’s important to remember that the Legislature granted the exclusive right to

wager on the Internet to horse racing in 2001 (AB 471 Hertzberg) following the passage of Proposition 1A (Gambling On Tribal Lands), which brought about a 40% decline in racing revenues. California is also the only major racing state with no alternative gaming at the track, which benefts purses in other states. Leaving racing behind in the creation of this new form of gaming would devastate the industry. Several tribes and card rooms have proposed a mitigation fund to help ofset the impacts were racing to be left out of the new legislation. One has to look only to the shortfalls in Indian Gaming Funds, which supports non-gaming tribes or tribes with less than 350 slot machines. A 2014 Legislative Analyst’s Ofce report estimates an approximate $30 million shortfall annually. Similar funds granted for racing in other states have been raided or eliminated and the funds redirected away from racing. Finally, Internet poker may beneft existing land-based gaming operations, including racetracks, over the long run as operators are able to tap into a younger consumer demographic, improve player loyalty, and enhance their marketing. It’s fair to say that racing’s fght to be included in legislation authorizing Internet poker or to prevent passage of any bill excluding racing is critical to racing’s future.

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Contents

FEATURES

18 CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH XVI

22 Chrome on to England

With the move to May 23 of Memorial Day weekend, the Gold Rush races will be better than ever.

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58 Club Feet in Horses

62 Leading Breeders in California 64 Lists of Leading Sires in California 70 Classifed Advertising

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TAT YAKUTIS PHOTOS

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William J. Morey Jr. Trainer William J. Morey Jr., whose prowess with California-breds earned him induction into the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Hall of Fame in 2014, died April 10. The 74-year-old conditioner had been battling cancer. Morey’s many stakes winners included Bold Chieftain, champion Cal-bred turf horse of 2008. Morey co-bred and co-owned the 2008 son of Chief Seattle—Hooked On Music, by Seattle Dancer, in partnership. The horse won 18 of 47 starts, earning $1,683,181. Bold Chieftain’s stakes victories included the 2007 and 2009 California Cup Classic Handicap and 2010 San Francisco Mile Stakes (gr. IIT) and Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes. Morey was especially proud of William J. Morey Jr. Bold Chieftain’s victory in the 2009 Cal Cup Classic. The horse became the 50th Cal-bred millionaire with the win. “Our goal was to get the million out of him this year, and all I can say is mission accomplished,” Morey said after the race. Morey also trained Kentucky-bred Dixie Dot Com, an earner of $1,332,775. The son of Dixie Brass—Sky Meadows, by Conquistador Cielo, won several stakes, including the 1999 San Fernando Breeders’ Cup Stakes (gr. II), 2000 San Pasqual Handicap (gr. II), and 2001 Texas Mile Stakes (gr. III) and Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III). Morey’s stakes winners date back to Powerette, who captured the 1982 Mayme Dotson Handicap. He also won the 1989 Tanforan Handicap (gr. III) with Big Chill. In more recent years, Morey saddled Cal-bred Look Quickly, winner of the 2013 Juan Gonzalez Memorial Stakes and Golden Gate Debutante Stakes. Throughout his career, Morey won more than 1,300 races for purse earnings of more than $22 million. Morey is survived by his wife, Doris; son William E. Morey with jockey Russell Morey, also a Northern CalBaze and Golden Gate Fields ifornia trainer; daughter Kelmedia relations director Sam ley Green; and two grandchildren. Spear

MORE AWARDS FOR ESPINOZA, SHERMAN The Bill Hartack Charitable Foundation honored Victor Espinoza and Art Sherman for their roles in California Chrome’s win in the 2014 Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Espinoza received the Hartack Award, named for the late jockey who won fve Kentucky Derbies, and Sherman received Trainer Art the Neiman Award, Sherman wins named for the late Neiman Award artist LeRoy Neiman, a founding board member of the Hartack Foundation. The foundation presented the awards to Espinoza and Sherman at Santa Anita April 2. “Life is amazing,” said Espinoza. “Who ever thought that I would win the Kentucky Victor Espinoza Derby for Art when I was riding in San wins Hartack Francisco? He was one of the trainers who Award helped me.”

VASSAR PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTOS

Nofty, a stakes-placed California-bred who shows under the name Cinfulleigh, won the War Horse Showmanship class at the Toroughbred Classic Horse Show at Galway Downs in Temecula. Held March 21-22, the series was created to demonstrate the versatility and athleticism of ofthe-track Toroughbreds. More than 30% of the show entries were bred in California, including Cal-bred Old Topper mare 16-year-old Pelirrojo, winner of the $1,000 Grin Brim wins champiJumper Stakes. By Flying Continental, Pelirrojo onship ribbon for Hillary Thomas was a debut-winning juvenile and chased the likes of Came Home, Earl of Danby, and Fonz’s in mostly allowance company through fve seasons of racing. Tirty years have passed since Hillary Tomas last entered a show ring, and her fashy California-bred mare originally named Grin Brim, a daughter of Old Topper, rewarded her with a championship ribbon in the hunter division. “I’ve always been interested in Toroughbreds,” said Tomas, who comes from a barn with primarily warmbloods. “It is my breed of choice.” Te TCHS welcomed new groups of show horse owners and trainers of Toroughbreds. Racing industry supporters included jockey Kayla Stra, Leigh Gray, Jane Steiner, Amanda Gomez, Lainey Gerber, and California Toroughbred Breeders Association members Barbara Ranck Perry and her husband, Ron. Te latter show and race under Cicero Farms. Tey campaigned and recently retired stakes winner He Be Fire N Ice to stud at Rancho San Miguel. John Harris of Harris Farms joined as a sponsor and believes in the series, which is presented by the Siegel-CARMA Foundation. “It is critically important to the whole horse industry that we fnd second careers for horses beyond racing,” said Harris. “Horses can live a long time, and we need to fnd something useful for them to do and at the same time bring pleasure to their new owners. We have had many horses come out of our farm that were retired as racehorses or were non-competitive in races that went on to be very successful in other sectors of the sport.” Other featured classes held included the $1,000 Hunter Derby, which went to Chloe W, ridden by Katy Kelly. Take a Yard, a son of Dynaformer owned and ridden by Erin Kellerhouse, won the popular $1,000 Event Challenge. “Tese shows have really helped bridge the gap between racing and sport horse competition here Pelirrojo,16-year-old in California,” said Lucinda Mandella, executive Cal-bred son of Flying director of the California Retirement ManageContinental wins Jumper ment Account (CARMA). “We’re still a young Stakes show, still developing our programs, but we’re clearly having an impact. It’s wonderful to see more than 50 retired racehorses, all in one place, doing amazing things at a show like this.” For high point winners and results, go to www.horseshowtime.com For more information about the TCHS series, visit www.thoroughbredclassic.org. —Tat Yakutis

Memoriam

DAVE HARMON

CAL-BREDS IN THE SHOW RING

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THIS MONTH IN

CURRENT CALIFORNIA

SIRES OF STAKES WINNERS STALLION

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

FOALS OF RACING AGE

SWs

1046 1136 718 752 674 782 547 778 443 655 537 561 489 150 310 315 470 427 335 294 349

64 61 47 41 40 31 30 29 25 24 23 22 21 19 18 15 14 14 12 11 10

† Indicates stallions that have died or have been retired from the stud. ‡ Indicates stallions that did not stand in California in 2014 but 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: SANTA ANITA PARK / $40,000 GOLDEN GATE FIELDS / $20,000

Supporting Toroughbred Aftercare The Unusual Heat syndicate is one of the many entities pledging help to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) for 2015 by donating a portion of the stud fees. The TAA was launched in 2012 with initial seed money from the Breeders’ Cup, The Jockey Club, and Keeneland. Madeleine Auerbach, one of the principals in the Unusual Heat syndicate, is a vice president of TAA and chairs the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA). Harris Auerbach, vice chairperson of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, is also an integral part of the Unusual Heat syndicate. Unusual Heat is a multiple leading California sire. “We are ardent supporters of the TAA because these horses are the responsibilities of all of us,” said Harris Auerbach. “Being a stallion owner gives us a special responsibility to help try to take care of as many progeny as possible.”

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HISTORY

10 YEARS AGO The Herrick family collaborated on California-bred Short Route, who won the $109,700 Railbird Stakes (gr. III) at Hollywood Park May 1, 2005. Bill and Donna Herrick bred and owned the 3-year-old daughter of Mud Route—Short Call, by Phone Trick, and their son, Joe, trained her. With Pat Valenzuela in the irons, Short Route ran down the pacesetting favorite, Inspiring, to score by a neck, completing the seven furlongs in 1:22.99. The year before, Short Route had won the Cover Gal Stakes at Santa Anita, and she ultimately earned $202,935.

25 YEARS AGO Thomas Marion Stewart’s California-bred Amy Louise captured the $100,000 Sacramento Handicap at Golden Gate Fields May 5, 1990. The mare was a stalwart on the Northern California circuit, making every one of her 65 starts there. Amy Louise led wire to wire in the Sacramento

under jockey Roberto Gonzalez. Trained by Doug Utley, she won by a half-length over Golden Eagle Farm’s Art College. Stewart bred Amy Louise in partnership with Robert Harmon, and she was foaled in 1985 at Harmon’s Harmoney Farm in Lodi, Calif. The daughter of Jumping Hill— Constantina, by Petrone, won 10 races and earned $379,960.

50 YEARS AGO Real Luck proved himself a valuable claim when he hung a neck decision on Carang in the $25,000 Golden Gate Handicap May 8, 1965. Trainer Farrell Jones had claimed California-bred Real Luck at Santa Anita for $15,000 on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen H. Elmore from the horse’s breeder Mary M. Strnad. Real Luck raced the 11⁄8 miles of the Golden Gate Handicap in 1:472⁄5, getting to the lead in midstretch and holding off Carang at the wire. Real Luck was a son of Lucky Mel—Speedy Bubbles, by Count Speed.

CHROME CLIMBS EARNINGS LIST California Chrome’s second in the March 28 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) vaulted him into second place on the all-time list of leading California-bred earners. The $2 million he earned for second brings his lifetime total to $6,322,650, sending him past Lava Man and Best Pal and behind only Tiznow at $6,427,830. Following the World Cup, California Chrome was shipped to England, where he joined trainer Rae Guest’s yard California Chrome moves into second in Newmarket. Art Sherman behind Tiznow on all-time list of leading will be his trainer of record Cal-bred earners when he runs in England. Possibilities include the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I) at Newbury May 16 and the Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot June 17. Total purses for the Lockinge and the Prince of Wales’s are £250,000 and £525,000, respectively, so if California Chrome has a successful English run, he could easily surpass Tiznow before he returns to California. Guest is keeping fans up-to-date on California Chrome via his Twitter feed, @RaeGuestRacing. Perry Martin and Steve Coburn bred and own the 4-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit—Love the Chase, by Not For Love. California Chrome is the reigning U.S. and Cal-bred Horse of the Year.

MATHEA KELLEY

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Storm Cat–Serena’s Song, by Rahy

Same A++ TrueNicks Rated Pedigree as Twice Leading Sire GIANT’S CAUSEWAY

Winning Full Brother to Grade 2 SW GRAND REWARD (108 Beyer, $545,844), sire 17 SHs and the earners of over $17.4 Million Winning Full Brother to Group 1 SW & Stakes Producer SOPHISTICAT ($443,393) Winning Full Brother to Grade 3 SW

($394,626)

Winning Half-Brother to Grade 2 SW & Sire HARLINGTON (102 Beyer, $370,000) Winning Half-Brother to SW & Stakes Producer SERENA’S TUNE ($337,260) Winning Half-Brother to Stakes-Placed Winner & Sire Arbitrate (103 Beyer) Winning Son of Leading Sire and Sire of Sires STORM CAT and Multiple Grade 1-Winning Eclipse Champion SERENA’S SONG

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First Winners for California Stallions

Bill Garr

Three stallions got their frst winners in late March and early April. ■ Amanecer Serrano became Sierra Sunset’s frst winner when he scored by

Bill Garr, a longtime radio broadcaster of horse racing results, scratches, and other industry news, died recently at age 98. An avid lover of the game whose jokes and puns are well remembered, Garr promoted racing on station KIEV, giving out morning scratches, calling the Daily Double and the feature races live, and hosting Saturday morning call-in shows in Southern California. Brother of the late Lou Eilken, who served as Santa Anita’s racing secretary, Garr began broadcasting in 1959. He invited numerous horsemen, journalists, and racing leaders onto his show, and he frequently championed the merits of California-breds and California breeders.

21⁄4 lengths March 21 at Hipodromo de las Americas in Mexico. Out of Big Daddy’s Lady, by The Daddy, and bred in Mexico, Amanecer Serrano is owned by Enrique Cantarell Diaz and was ridden by William Antongeorgi III in the 21⁄2-furlong race. Sierra Sunset stands at Paradise Road Ranch near Lathrop. Winner of the 2008 Rebel Stakes (gr. II), 2007 California Cup Juvenile and Bay Meadows Juvenile, and the 2009 Alamedan Handicap, Sierra Sunset is a 10-year-old son of Bertrando—Toot Sweet, by Pirate’s Bounty.

■ When Howdy captured the third race at Santa Anita March 27, he became

Mike Mitchell

Sundarban’s frst winner. Peter Eurton trains the son of the Momentum mare Foxy Babe for Ciaglia Racing and Crystal Valley. Crystal Valley bred the 3-year-old colt, who won the one-mile maiden race by 51⁄4 lengths with Santiago Gonzalez aboard. Sundarban, a 9-year-old son of A.P. Indy—Desert Tigress, by Storm Cat, who earned $103,340 on the track, stands at Milky Way Farm near Temecula.

Prominent Southern California trainer Mike Mitchell, who underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor in June 2012, died April 14 at the age of 66. “Mike went home to be with the Lord today,” Mitchell’s wife, Denise, posted on Facebook. “We are overwhelmed by the prayers and love that has been sent out our way. (He) fought the good fght and has fnished the race and most importantly has kept the faith.” Mitchell took out his trainer’s license in 1974 and got his frst-ever victory that year with Break a Leg at Bay Meadows. He retired from active training last spring, handing over the reins of his stable to longtime assistant Phil D’Amato in order to spend more time with his family. According to Equibase, which began keeping detailed statistics in 1976, his runners won 2,690 races, including 120 stakes, 45 of which are graded. His 12,444 starters also fnished second in 2,004 races, and third in 1,550 and amassed purse earnings of $67,206,392. A longtime leader among claiming conditioners, Mitchell upgraded his stable and raced nine grade I winners, among them Egg Drop, Obviously, Camp Victory, Jaycito, Monzante, Ever a Friend, Romance Is Diane, Star Over the Bay, and Kela.

■ Forest Command got his frst winner when Valdoura’s Command won the eighth race at Golden Gate Fields April 3. Russell Baze piloted the 3-yearold flly to a 11⁄2-length victory in the six-furlong maiden claiming race. Greg James trains Valdoura’s Command for the Four Corners Corporation, which bred her from the Valanour mare Valdoura. Forest Command stands at Oak Hill Farm near Paso Robles. The 10-year-old son of Monarchos—Forest Secrets, by Forest Wildcat, fnished third in the 2008 Super Derby (gr. II) and Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III).

EDDINGTON’S SECRET CIRCLE WINS IN DUBAI

BARRETTS IN PILOT TESTING PROGRAM MATHEA KELLEY

California stallion Eddington was represented in Dubai when Secret Circle won the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored by Gulf News (UAE-I) March 28. Secret Circle won the 1,200-meter race by a head and established the track record for the distance when he clocked it in 1:10.64. Bob Baffert trains Secret Circle for owners Mike Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman. Victor Espinoza piloted the 6-year-old, who is out of the Dixieland Band mare Ragtime Hope. Secret Circle’s previous victories include wins in the 2011 and 2013 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I), and he has now earned $3,670,790. Eddington stands at Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona. The stallion is a 14-year-old son of Unbridled—Fashion Star, by Chief’s Crown.

Memoriam

The California Horse Racing Board will be collecting hair, urine, and blood samples from horses to be sold at the Barretts May sale as part of a pilot out-of-competition (OOCT) program. The test results will not affect the sale of any horse and will not impact the conditions of sale. Efforts will be made to minimize the inconvenience to horses and consignors. “We are pleased to be working closely with the CHRB as it explores a new OOCT standard for the sales industry,” said Kim Lloyd, Barretts general manager. “The preservation of the integrity and credibility of sales programs is a top priority.”

CORRECTION Kasia Roether is an instructor at California State Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo teaching the Thoroughbred Enterprise class and is a former Rancho San Miguel foal and yearling manager. She was incorrectly listed as a former Rancho San Miguel manager and a professor at the university in the “Schooling for the Future” article in the March issue.

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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

44705 US Hwy 371, Aguanga, CA 92536 Mike Tippett, Blue Diamond Horseshoe, LLC., cell (909) 518-0018 Vincent Harris, Fruitful Acres Farm, phone (951) 219-1916, fax (951) 681-8567 E-mail: miket@bluestarmetals.com or fruitfulacresfarm@gmail.com Website: BLUEDIAMONDHORSESHOELLC.COM & BLUEDIAMONDHORSESHOERACING.COM


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SPOTLIGHTING FOALS OF 2015

Northern Sale Offers $250,000 Bonus CTBA Sales will again ofer a $250,000 bonus at its Northern California Yearling & Horses of Racing Age Sale, scheduled for Aug. 11. Te bonus is for the frst yearling winner of a grade I race in North America at age 2, 3, or 4 that goes through the sales ring (Applies to RNA’s below $150,000). Te bonus will be paid to the registered owner of the frst grade I winner at time of nomination according to Te Jockey Club papers. Te sale, which saw increases across the board in 2014, will be held on Tuesday, August 11 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Entries will close June 8. Te sale grossed $1,054,700 in 2014, up 140.4% over 2013. Te commission will be 5% of the fnal bid with a minimum of $500. However, the maximum commission for the 2015 sale on an RNA will be $1,000. In addition, an entry-fee discount will be ofered to owners entering 10 or more horses.

Foal season is upon us, and if you want to spotlight your foals in the California Thoroughbred, now is the time. The June 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: 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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CTFoundation 2015 OFFICERS

PRESIDENT

Mrs. Jeanne L. Canty VICE-PRESIDENT

Gail Gregson TREASURER

James Murphy ACTING SECRETARY

Jane Goldstein DIRECTORS

Wygods’ Silks Now on Display Te California Toroughbred Foundation maintains an extensive display of racing silks on the walls of the California Toroughbred Breeders Association headquarters in Arcadia. Te silks represent many notable California owners past and present. Recently, the silks of Martin and Pam Wygod were added. Te Wygods operated River Edge Farm in Buellton, Calif., and stood the likes of Bertrando, Pirate’s Bounty, Tribal Rule, and Benchmark at the farm. California’s leading breeders from 2006-08, the Wygods have bred well over 100 stakes winners. Among the horses campaigned by the Wygods are Sweet Catomine, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) and an Eclipse Award in 2004; Life Is Sweet, 2009 Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (gr. I) winner; and grade I winners After Market, Twice the Vice, Exotic Wood, and Harmonious. Tey bred and raced California-bred champions Idiot Proof and Pirate’s Revenge, and other Cal-bred champions they bred together or in partnership include Ofcer, Pirates Deputy, and Desert Pirate.

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

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

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

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California Gold Rush

HOLIDAY GOLD

Glorious Santa Anita will host California Gold Rush for Cal-breds on Saturday, May 23, during its Memorial Day weekend cards

CAL-BREDS PAN FOR BIGGER AND BETTER PURSES BY TRACY GANTZ

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alifornia’s Gold Rush has received a huge boost for 2015 with a date change. Te California Toroughbred Breeders Association, Santa Anita, and the Toroughbred Owners of California have moved the Gold Rush to Memorial Day weekend. California-breds and California-sired runners will have a bigger audience as they will kick of the three-day holiday weekend. Te Gold Rush card is slated for Saturday, May 23. “It’s going to a million-dollar day, in-

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cluding the overnight races for Cal-breds,” said Doug Burge, president of the CTBA. “Tere will be $825,000 in stakes alone.” Te Snow Chief Stakes and Melair Stakes head the program. Each is worth $200,000, the Snow Chief for 3-year-olds at 11⁄8 miles on the turf and the Melair for 3-year-old fllies at 11⁄16 miles on the main track. Tree other stakes complete the Gold Rush Stakes. Te $150,000 Tiznow Stakes is for 4-year-olds and up at a mile on dirt. Te $150,000 Spring Fever Stakes showcases female sprinters, being for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs. And

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the $125,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes is for 3-year-old fllies at a mile on the turf. Not only will Memorial Day weekend give Gold Rush a more prominent position in the Santa Anita stakes schedule, it will provide a better spacing after the California Cup, now in late January. “Last year was the frst time we took California Cup out of the fall and moved it to January with Sunshine Millions,” said Burge. “Having Gold Rush in April was a little quick. By giving it more spacing, we hope that will aid feld size.” Te previous date also was typically the week before the Kentucky Derby Present-


Gold Rush honors several great California-breds through naming stakes for them. While the Snow Chief and Melair Stakes are the Gold Rush showcase events for 3-year-olds, this year the Fran’s Valentine Stakes is particularly meaningful. Thirty years ago this month Fran’s Valentine became the frst—and to date the only—Cal-bred to win the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). She traveled to Kentucky for owner Earl Scheib and trainer Joe Manzi and defeated eight others in the May 3, 1985, stakes. Fran’s Valentine came along in such a Golden Age of Cal-breds that she never earned a California Horse of the Year title. At 2, she lost to Silveyville, and for the next three years Snow Chief ruled. However, Fran’s Valentine earned four Cal-bred championships—2-year-old flly of 1984, 3-year-old flly of 1985, and older female in 1986-87. Scheib bred Fran’s Valentine, a daughter of Saros—Iza Valentine, by Bicker, and named her for his late wife, Fran. The flly made history as a 2-year-old by participating in the very frst Breeders’ Cup and becoming the frst horse to be disqualifed from a victory. In the 1984 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), Fran’s Valentine won at 74-1, only to be taken down and placed 10th for interfering with Pirate’s Glow. The following year’s Kentucky Oaks attracted not one but two Cal-breds. Rascal Lass, owned by Motown’s Berry Gordy, won that year’s Fantasy Stakes (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park. When Fran’s Valentine lost her Oaks prep, fnishing ffth in Keeneland’s Ashland Stakes (gr. II), trainer Lin Wheeler sent Rascal Lass from Arkansas to Louisville. Neither Cal-bred went favored in the Kentucky Oaks, as bettors preferred William S. Farish III’s Folk Art at 3-2 over Fran’s Valentine at 3-1. The previous year Folk Art had defeated Fran’s Valentine when winning the Oak Leaf Stakes (gr. I). Rascal Lass set the pace in the 11⁄8-mile Kentucky Oaks, and jockey Pat Valenzuela tracked her in second with Fran’s Valentine. When they hit that long Churchill Downs stretch, Fran’s Valentine overhauled her fellow Cal-bred

ed by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Attention both locally and nationally is not surprisingly focused on that race. Now Gold Rush is slated after both the Derby and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), but two weeks before the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). “We hope that it will be benefcial not only from a feld-size standpoint, but also from an attendance standpoint,” said Burge. Te May 23 date also helps promote the entire calendar of Golden State Series races, especially with the change in Northern California. Two stakes at Golden Gate Fields, the $100,000 Campanile Stakes

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California’s Kentucky Oaks

Earl Scheib’s homebred Fran’s Valentine is the only California bred flly to win the Kentucky Oaks

and won in a stakes-record 1:50. Foxy Deen came on late from last to grab second from Rascal Lass, who fnished third. Folk Art, with Lafft Pincay Jr. aboard, fnished seventh. “She really powered down in the stretch for the fnish,” said Valenzuela. “She’s a terrifc flly, and she’s coming around really good.” Valenzuela proved correct, as Fran’s Valentine returned home and quickly added the Princess Stakes (gr. III) and Hollywood Oaks (gr. I) at Hollywood Park. She raced two more seasons, ultimately winning 13 of 34 starts for earnings of $1,375,465. That bankroll made Fran’s Valentine the all-time leading money earning Cal-bred female, and today she still ranks second, behind only Moscow Burning. Fran’s Valentine remains 28th on the all-time Cal-bred earner list. —Tracy Gantz

and the $100,000 Silky Sullivan Stakes, previously run in June, have been moved to April 26. Tey headlined the inaugural Cal-bred Turf Extravaganza. “Tat is two $100,000 stakes for 3-year-olds the same weekend that we used to have Gold Rush in Southern California,” said Burge. “Hopefully, those two races will be prep races for the Snow Chief and Melair.” Tough Gold Rush is now a part of the Santa Anita stakes schedule, the day began in 2000 at Hollywood Park. Burge and Hollywood’s Martin Panza came up with the idea.

“We wanted to create another big day for Cal-breds,” said Burge. “It also helped the Hollywood Park stakes program. By putting so many Cal-bred stakes on one day at the beginning of the meet, the top fnishers could come back and run in Hollywood’s open and graded stakes.” Now that Santa Anita has essentially combined its winter-spring meeting with much of Hollywood’s previous spring-summer dates, a late April position didn’t give that same advantage. When Gold Rush began in 2000, the Golden State Series didn’t exist. As that se-

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California Gold Rush

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ries developed, the Gold Rush the Snow Chief, for both sexes, became an integral part of the on the turf and the Melair, for program. Troughout the year fllies, on the dirt. Cal-breds and Cal-sired horses Some of the fnest Torhave lucrative stakes opportuoughbreds produced in Calinities, with Cal Cup in January fornia have won stakes on Gold and Gold Rush in May as two Rush day. huge days. Amazombie, the Eclipse To kick of the Gold Rush Award-winning champion program in 2000, the Snow sprinter of 2011, won the Chief, Melair, B. Toughtful, 2011 Tiznow. Nashoba’s Key and Fran’s Valentine, four existand Moscow Burning, the Caling Cal-bred stakes, were conbred Horses of the Year in 2007 solidated as the headliners for and 2004, respectively, won the the new big day. Te Tiznow, Although Gold Rush originated at Hollywood Park in 2000, Gold Rush Fran’s Valentine. Joey Franco, is today an integral part of the Santa Anita calendar named for the Cal-bred who the 2003 California Horse of won back-to-back Breeders’ the Year, captured that year’s Cup Classics (gr. I) and was voted the Te conditions of some Gold Rush Tiznow. national Horse of the Year in 2000, was stakes have changed to ft into the Golden “Cal-breds who have won grade I races inaugurated in 2003. State Series better. Te Cal Cup ofers the have competed on this day,” said Burge. All of those stakes continue to make up California Cup Derby, open to both sexes, “We’ve had horses win the Snow Chief the Gold Rush, though the B. Toughtful on the dirt and the California Cup Oaks, and run in the Preakness. Te purses are was renamed the Spring Fever when it was restricted to fllies, on the turf. For Gold $125,000 or higher. It’s always a terrifc moved to Santa Anita. Rush, those surfaces are swapped, with day of racing.”

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alifornia Chrome fnished second in the world’s richest race, not quite able to overcome the rigors of a long trip to Dubai and a somewhat troubled trip around the Meydan track. But when all was said, the “Chromies” were happy with his efort in the Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I)–happy enough to move along to England.

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California Chrome put more polish on the Cal-bred program with a fne showing at Meydan

MATHEA KELLEY PHOTOS

Ascot ofcials announced the day after the World Cup that California Chrome is headed there, to run in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Eng-I) during Royal Ascot. His owners, the self-styled “Dumb Ass Partners,” could meet Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England. Te modestly bred colt, sporting the world-famous purple-and-green silks with the donkey on the back, started from the outside post Saturday, March 28. Part-owner Steve Coburn and trainer Art Sherman professed to love that draw. But, in the end, jockey Victor Espinoza wasn’t able to avoid it becoming a telling handicap. California Chrome was caught wide into the frst turn around the new Meydan dirt course, raced wide down the backstretch while in good striking position, and turned for home with every chance to grab the $6 million winner’s share of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s generous purse. But it was the local horse with experience over the track, Prince Bishop, who

The hometown horse, Prince Bishop wins the Dubai World Cup for the Maktoum family

found the needed turn of foot in the fnal few hundred meters, drawing away at the end to win by 23⁄4 lengths. Te other

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American runner, Lea, fnished third after some trafc issues of his own, beating transplanted American Candy Boy. Prince Bishop, an 8-year-old gelding by Dubawi, was making his third run of the season over the course. He had fnished second in each of the previous two runs and was geared up for the big race, even though he was at long odds in most international jurisdictions. Sherman, Coburn, Espinoza, and California Chrome had been front-and-center in the Dubai spotlight for a full week and many expected victory. A main purpose of reinstalling dirt on the main track was to lure top American runners and what could be more “top” than the reigning


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Horse of the Year? A included getting Califorrepeat of Cigar’s signania Chrome back on the ture triumph in the ingrass, where he won the augural running of the Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) World Cup was foreat Del Mar in December— seen in this, the 20th his only victory since the running. Preakness Stakes (gr. I) 10 It wasn’t quite to be. months ago. But if there was sting Coburn said he had in the loss, the colt’s overtures from Royal Asconnections were not cot and from Hong Kong displaying it. and on Sunday, Ascot of“I am very proud,” cials said they had confrCoburn said. “To send mation from Martin that our horse halfway they will be the next to around the world to bask in the refection from train on a track that he’s the Chrome in the Prince not familiar with and to of Wales’s Stakes (Eng-I) run that good, I’m very at Royal Ascot. California pleased … Sheikh Mo- California Chrome, shown in a lovely gallop over the new Meydan dirt surface, led Chrome shipped directly hammed invited us to the charge of U.S. breds in the World Cup, fnishing second ahead of third-placed to Newmarket from Dubai come over here because Lea and fourth-placed Candy Boy and is stabled at trainer Rae he loves and believes in Guest’s yard to prepare for our horse. To run second behind one of his if I had a little room, I think I could have the upcoming Royal Ascot meet. is a pretty good day.” been second.” “We’re obviously thrilled that this is Sherman concurred, adding, “Second Before the race Coburn had said his coming to fruition,” Smith said. “To have money is not bad at all.” (Actually, it was team plans to “showcase” California another Kentucky Derby winner at Royal $2 million.) Chrome, a Lucky Pulpit colt out of Love Ascot is exciting, and he could spearhead “He ran his eyeballs out,” Sherman the Chase, by Not For Love, bred by him a strong international presence for the said, “Turning for home, he had an equal and his partner, Perry Martin. Coburn week.” chance. Just was second-best today. Tat’s talked of taking him beyond the “CaliMartin added, “We are grateful for the what happens in this game. Te horse you fornia rock star” status he enjoys with his opportunity to race at Royal Ascot and think is going to win doesn’t always.” local fans—the “Chromies”—and onto a hopeful that California Chrome will put Espinoza had a little more of an expla- world stage. He envisioned that campaign on a good show.” nation, if not an excuse. Coburn said the most per“It seemed like the othsistent and attractive ofer, er horses were bumping me however, came from Arlingaround in there on the frst ton International Racecourse, turn and then on the far turn,” to run California Chrome in the rider said. “He kind of lost the Arlington Million (gr. IT) his stride a little bit on the turn in August. “Tat’s the race because the horse on the inside we want,” he said before this (Japanese dirt specialist Hokko week’s post position draw. Te Tarumae, who fnished ffth) Million might be a stretch afpushed me out. Tat kind of ter England with a return try took some of the air out of his in the Breeders’ Cup Classic lungs.” (gr. I) as the year’s ultimate Joel Rosario, who rode Lea, goal. said he had more serious trafc Certainly, nothing that hapissues. “I was on the inside. He pened in the big race in the didn’t like to be there,” Rosario desert did anything to dampen said. “He kept trying and go- Lodged in the Newmarket yard of trainer Rae Guest, Chrome prepares the enthusiasm of the Califoring. When I turned for home, to meet the Queen during the Royal Ascot meet in June nia Chrome team. www.ctba.com ❙ May 2015 ❙ CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED

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arretts is opening a new chapter with its May sale, the frst of its 2-year-old auctions to be conducted at Del Mar. After years of headquartering at Pomona, Barretts will now base all of its sales at the seaside track, selling out of the Surfside Race Place.

from Andy Havens’ Havens Bloodstock Agency. Unusual Heat and deceased Tribal Rule, two other California sires honored as leaders in the state last year, will also have ofspring in the May catalog. Havens, McCarthy, and Spencer Training Stables have Tribal Rule 2-year-olds, and McCarthy has a son of Unusual Heat. Te May sale will have plenty more California sire power, including the likes of Awesome Gambler, Benchmark, Des-

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ert Code, Dixie Chatter, Heatseeker, Idiot Proof, Marino Marini, Southern Image, Stormin Fever, and Swiss Yodeler. Cal-breds by sires that stand outside of the state will also be available. Tey include 2-year-olds by such stallions as Artie Schiller, Giacomo, Langfuhr, and Munnings. Giacomo, winner of the 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), stood for Te sales facility is also Del Mar’s sia time in California and now stands in mulcast site. It was originally built to do Maryland. double duty when the CaliGolden Eagle Farm, the longfornia Toroughbred Breedtime breeding empire of the late ers Association conducted its John and Betty Mabee, will be sales there. represented in the sale. Adrian Te May sale, which will Gonzalez’s Checkmate Torbe held May 28 beginning oughbreds will act as agent for at 1 p.m., will consist prithe Golden Eagle consignment, marily of 2-year-olds in which consists of seven 2-yeartraining, but the catalog olds and a 3-year-old. Tree of will also include horses of the Golden Eagle 2-year-olds racing age. Te horses are are Cal-breds by Stormin Fever, scheduled to preview at including a colt out of Cal-bred Del Mar May 26 begingrade I winner Favorite Funtime. ning at 10 a.m. Te May sale, which has proCalifornia-breds will duced such multiple stakes-winplay a big role in May, as ning graduates as Te Factor, Jerthey have in all of Barretts’ animo, Dice Flavor, and Stormy other sales. Early entries Lucy, will include ofspring by showed well over 50 Calmajor national stallions as well. breds slated to be ofered. Afeet Alex, Big Brown, CanMany of California’s leaddy Ride, Curlin, Drosselmeyer, ing sires will be representFlower Alley, Ghostzapper, Gio ed. Ponti, Harlan’s Holiday, Kitten’s Lucky Pulpit, of course, Joy, Lemon Drop Kid, Lookin continues to be popular, At Lucky, Malibu Moon, More with the success of his son Tan Ready, Pioneerof the Nile, California Chrome, the Scat Daddy, Sky Mesa, and Speireigning national and Calghtstown are just some of the bred Horse of the Year. With names that will grace the catalog. entries still coming in, the Before late entries, the May stallion already had three in sale numbered about 140 horses. the sale, two from Kim McBarretts is ofering a supplemenCarthy’s McCarthy Blood- Del Mar’s Surfside Race Place will be the venue for the Barretts 2-year- tal catalog, with entries closing stock consignment and one old May sale May 14.

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Equine Research

Dr. John Madigan of UC Davis employs “The Squeeze” to reverse the effects of the dummy foal disorder

SQUEEZING FOALS HEALTHY RESEARCH IN DUMMY FOALS MAY LEAD TO UNDERSTANDING HUMAN AUTISM BY JACK SHINAR / PHOTOS BY JOE PROUDMAN/UC DAVIS

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he solution to dummy foal disorder may be a cinch. Treatment of this anguishing malady—where newborn foals refuse to nurse and interact with their mothers—not only is good news for horses but may also lead to breakthroughs in understanding human autism.

Veterinarians have been studying dummy foals for at least 100 years. Dr. John Madigan of the University of California-Davis has successfully used a simple technique to reverse the disorder’s efects. Using a soft rope strategically tied to create a snug ft around the foal’s ribcage, Madigan employs a method known as “Te Squeeze” to dramatically bring the struggling animal to normalcy. It is estimated that 3% to 5% of equine foals are afected by the disorder, technically known as neonatal maladjustment syn28

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drome (NMS). Te 1991 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner, Strike the Gold, was reported to have started life as a dummy foal, Madigan notes. Te clinical signs for the foal, which in most cases become apparent within several hours after birth, are varied but usually include alienation from the mare, an inability to suckle, staring of in the distance and wandering, and respiratory difculty. In more severe cases, seizures or a comatose state can be observed. Fortunately, with much care, most afected foals recover before developing more severe symptoms. “We want to see the foal bright and alert, aware of the environment, sticking close to the mare, nursing,” said Madigan, a professor and researcher at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. “But the important thing is it moves away from you; that’s the normal response, because they’re prey animals. When we don’t see that, we know there’s something wrong with the foal.”


Ellen Jackson, owner of Victory Rose Toroughbreds, a breeding facility in nearby Vacaville, said watching a newborn foal in this condition can be “horrifying.” “Tey’ll often walk themselves into a corner and be unable to fgure out how to get out,” she said. “Tey’ll try to climb the wall and end up falling over.” Round-the-clock care, including bottle or tube feeding, can be required for sometimes as long as 10 days. If undertaken at a veterinary clinic, that can be quite expensive, even if more serious problems in the dummy foal don’t develop. “It can be a nightmare,” said Jackson, who has been breeding Toroughbreds for about 30 years and says she oversees at least one dummy foal every season. “It’s pretty much a waiting game that takes 24 hours (a day) of micro-management until the baby comes out of it.” Te syndrome has long been attributed to hypoxia, or insufcient oxygen during birth. But because there was no serious long-term brain damage associated with foals recovering from maladjustment syndrome, Madigan sought another answer. Madigan is well known to the California Toroughbred community for his instrumental role in developing the UC Davis Anderson sling and the UC Davis large animal lift. He also founded the UC Davis Veterinary Emergency

We also found that birth canal pressures, which we now mimic, lowers the neurosteroids and (the foals) wake up— often very, very quickly— very similar to what happens when they are born.” — Dr. John Madigan

Neurosteroids, a naturally produced hormone that keeps the foal asleep in the womb, might have a direct relationship to dummy foal disorder

Response Team. At a conference in New Zealand in 2005, Madigan heard much discussion about neurosteroids, naturally produced

The newborn foal should be bright, alert, and aware of its environment

hormones that act as sedatives in a foal as it develops in the mare’s womb. A few years ago blood samples tested by Dr. Scott Stanley at the university’s equine drug laboratory found dummy foals had neurosteroid levels 12,000 times higher than normal, Madigan said. From the time the foal enters the birth canal until delivery, it must “switch of” the neurosteroids in order to be able to recognize the mare, nurse, and become familiar with a new environment. What Madigan, working with UC Davis veterinary neurologist Monica Aleman, found in measuring brain wave activity was that wasn’t happening in the maladjusted foal. Te syndrome, they believe, occurs most frequently in foals delivered through Cesarean section or after experiencing an unusually rapid birth. Te squeezing technique produces a steady pressure designed to mimic what the foal should experience as it passes through the dam’s birth canal before

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Equine Research Similarities between “Te Squeeze” and “kangaroo care”—a technique used to treat pre-term human infants—have led researchers to take a closer look at neurosteroids and their possible links to autism. Kangaroo care is a common treatment for premature babies in American neonatal units. Te baby is placed skin to skin with a parent or caregiver and strapped into place, usually with a stretchy cloth band. Like a mother kangaroo, the caregiver carries the baby in its “pouch,” often for hours at a time. Kangaroo care is believed to improve the premie’s overall health and may help prevent some forms of autism. Pre-term babies appear at a higher risk of developing autism, according to three recent studies. UC Davis researchers, along with the Stanford School of Medicine, currently are looking at neurosteroids’ role in Kangaroo care. Also under study at UCD Madigan has received positive response from vets who have used “The Squeeze” method on NMS foals is whether elevated neurosteroid levels during and after birth may be a factor in emerging from the womb, which Madi- for the frst time—immediately. It was the eventual development of autism. gan describes as “a second chance.” just astounding.” Recent European study points to neuTe dummy foal immediately falls to “Our research showed the cause is not rosteroids as a clue to the autism puzzle. sleep, though Madigan says it isn’t yet low oxygen but actually a persistence of the A 2013 study in Poland found that auknown why. After a period of 15 to 20 hormones that keep (the foal) asleep in the tistic children had signifcantly higher minutes—the length of time the stage womb,” Madigan said. “We also found that concentrations of steroid hormones in two birth process would take—the rope birth canal pressures, which we now mim- their saliva as compared to non-autistic pressure is released. Te foal wakes up and ic, lowers the neurosteroids and they wake children. usually nickers and goes to its mother to up—often very, very quickly—very similar Neurosteroids work in the brain. Tey begin nursing. to what happens when they are born.” also can cross into the bloodstream and Jackson, whose farm is only about 15 In a few instances NMS foals have re- dampen the central nervous system. Just minutes from the Davis campus, has col- lapsed after initially being squeezed, but as they may turn of and on certain belaborated with the Davis equine research all returned to normal after undergoing havior in foals, they may do the same in team on a number of prior studies. After the technique a second time. Madigan humans. watching Madigan’s squeeze technique on estimates that 80% recover within fve to While research on the human side may her own dummy foals, she came up with seven days. bring more understanding of autism, rea slip-on harness jacket made of nysearch continues on “Te Squeeze.” lon instead of using a rope and has Te UC Davis veterinary school used it to squeeze her own foals. has started a clinical trial to study “You put on the harness—it just the “Madigan Foal Squeeze Methsnaps on, doesn’t afect the foal in od” in greater detail. Te school is any way,” she said. “And then as seeking foals with clinical signs of soon as you tighten it a little bit, they NMS to participate in the study. just drop and go to sleep. And while Phone the school at (530) 752they’re out, you unsnap it and they 0290 or (530) 752-6513. jump up and nicker. It’s amazing. Madigan says he has so far re“We had one (foal) that was tryceived positive reports on the ing to climb up in a feeder because Squeeze Method on NMS foal it couldn’t fgure out how to get out from vets in England, Tennessee, of that corner. We squeezed it, and Madigan looks on as foals and their mothers enjoy some time Florida, New York, and Arizona. it got up and nickered for the mom out of the stalls at Victory Rose 30

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Trainer Stats THIS ARTICLE ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN THE MARCH 7, 2015

SKIP DICKSTEIN

ISSUE OF BLOOD-HORSE MARKETWATCH

Training on Statistics BY CHRISTOPHER LARMEY

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hanks to new technologies including the Internet, smart phones, and big data, the pace of change is rapidly accelerating in all walks of life—even the

often slow-to-change racing industry. When it comes to getting an edge on the competition, breeders, owners, and trainers might actually learn a lot from the way horseplayers use information.

Locked in an ongoing battle that is pari-mutuel wagering, horseplayers are constantly looking for new sources of information to uncover and exploit hidden value in wagering pools. As the wagering menu expands, what was once novel and valuable information, such as speed figures and trip notes, quickly becomes commonplace, which reduces its value and forces horseplayers to find other ways to gain an edge. One great example of this is statistical information about trainers. If you look back at the past performances for a particular horse in a Daily Racing Form from 30 years ago, the only information you will find about the

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What might we learn from horseplayers? trainer is his name. The one possible exception might be the training standings for the current race meet, which was often shown on one of the back pages of that day’s DRF edition.

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In those days, racing was primarily local and the wagering menu relatively simple. Horseplayers, therefore, could learn the tendencies, strengths, and weaknesses of a relatively small group of key trainers at their local circuit while focusing primarily on win/ place/show bets. Most worked from memory alone, but some kept careful notes and a few even tracked self-collected statistical data on trainers. Contrast that with today: Horseplayers daily make exotic wagers on races all over the world involving literally thousands of different trainers. Clearly, the sport is no longer primarily local and most horseplayers cannot


personally track information about all those trainers. Fortunately, they now have easy, online access to multiple sources of detailed information on trainers. New handicapping products, enhanced PPs, and interactive trainer ratings allow the horseplayer to slice, dice, and filter data in multiple ways. Such tools are a far cry from your father’s DRF. Interestingly enough, this same information is being used or could be used by owners and trainers to make better decisions and get better results. We will start by taking a look at the Jan. 31 Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita. Trainer Bob Baffert had two horses entered in the race: the favorite, Maybellene, a seasoned runner, stakes-placed in her two previous starts, who had raced at a mile or more; and Callback, who was making her fourth lifetime start and stretching out to a mile for the first time. As most racing fans know, Baffert is a very successful trainer (the table below shows his overall stats for the last five years). He wins at a hefty 25% clip (an owner’s dream) and shows a reasonable but not as impressive (to a horseplayer) negative ROI of $1.71 for every $2 bet. Category

No. Horses

No. Starts

Win %

WPS %

$2 ROI

Med. Payoff

All starters, Baffert

469

2,530

25%

56%

$1.71

$5.20

A closer look shows how Baffert performs in conditions more specific to Callback’s in this race. We note that Callback was making her first try over a route of ground, so let’s see how Baffert does with 3-year-old runners in their first route races on dirt. Under these conditions, his stats escalate to an impressive 38% winners with a positive ROI of $2.16. Category

No. Horses

No. Starts

Win %

WPS %

$2 ROI

Med. Payoff

3YO, dirt, frst route, Baffert

63

63

38%

60%

$2.16

$4.80

Finally, we note that Baffert was taking the blinkers off Callback, so we can drill down into this scenario even further to see how he does with 3-year-olds in their first route races on dirt and racing with blinkers off. The sample shrinks to only 22 starters, but the win percentage skyrockets to 55% with a positive ROI of $2.14. We can also consider the list of those 22 starters, which includes top stakes runners Bayern, Midnight Hawk, Midnight Lucky, Paynter, Plum Pretty, Secret Circle, The Factor, and Zee Bros. With these powerful, specific, relevant stats in hand, Call-

back looked to be great value, going off at odds of 5-2 and was clearly the better play of the Baffert entrants. Category

No. Horses

No. Starts

Win %

WPS %

$2 ROI

Med. Payoff

3YO, dirt, frst route, blinkers off, Baffert

22

22

55%

77%

$2.14

$3.10

Also in the Las Virgenes, another top trainer, Jerry Hollendorfer, saddled four of the nine starters. Three of the four were seasoned runners with multiple efforts at a mile or longer, including the one most fancied by the wagering public, Majestic Presence, who was coming in off two solid performances in which she had finished about two lengths behind 2014 champion juvenile filly Take Charge Brandi. Similarly to Baffert’s Callback, Hollendorfer had also entered Light the City—a lightly raced filly stretching out to a mile for the first time. Hollendorfer’s overall stats are similar to Baffert’s. He wins at a 23% clip and generates an ROI of $1.66 for every $2 bet. Category

No. Horses

No. Starts

Win %

WPS %

$2 ROI

Med. Payoff

All starters, Hollendorfer

840

5,503

23%

56%

$1.66

$5.40

As we did with Baffert, let’s dig a little deeper and see how Hollendorfer does with 3-year-old runners routing on dirt for the first time. The sample size shrinks to only 18 starters but the win percentage jumps to 50% with a through-the-roof positive ROI of $3.92 for every $2 bet to win! Again, based on these somewhat limited statistics, Light the City looked like the best play among the Hollendorfer entrants, particularly given that Majestic Presence had post time odds of 7-2 while Light the City went off at over 7-1. Category

No. Horses

No. Starts

Win %

WPS %

$2 ROI

Med. Payoff

3YO, dirt, frst route, Hollendorfer

18

18

50%

78%

$3.92

$4.40

Given this insight, Callback and Light the City both looked like the primary contenders in the race and appeared to be good value at the post time odds. Sure enough, when the gates opened, Callback shot to the front and was tracked closely by Light the City. The two continued to battle throughout the stretch while well clear of the rest of the field. At the wire Call-

Category – Specific characteristics describing the sample of horses selected

WPS % - The percentage of the trainer’s starters finishing first, second, or third in the sample

No. Horses – Total number of the trainer’s horses that made starts in the sample selected

$2 ROI - The average return on investment (ROI) per $2 win bet on each starter in the sample

No. Starts – Total starts by the trainer’s horses in the sample

Med. Payoff - The median $2 win payout for the trainer’s winning starters in the sample

Win % - The percentage of starts won by the trainer’s horses in the sample

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Callback (right) and Light the City, both routing for the first time, ran one-two in the Jan. 31 Las Virgenes

back was in front by a shrinking half-length, giving Baffert another grade I win and returning to Callback’s backers $7.20 for the win and $25.40 for every dollar wagered to those who played the Callback-Light the City exacta. This is just one example of the predictive power of trainer stats and demonstrates why they are key tools used by many top handicappers. The previous example shows how trainer stats might be used to uncover good value plays. Another effective use is to find horses from top barns that are good candidates to bet against. This is sort of like looking for “holes in the swing” of a top MLB hitter. Because of Baffert’s past successes, his runners are typically bet down to favorite or near-favorite status in many races. So, anytime you can find conditions where stats indicate that a Baffert runner is unlikely to win, you have probably found a good betting opportunity. We see how impressive Baffert is in general and more specifically with 3-year-old runners stretching out in distance, but how does he do with 3-year-old runners on turf? The answer: not nearly as well. His win percentage drops to a pedestrian 15%, and his ROI plummets to a measly $0.95 for every $2 wagered to win. Clearly, his winning reputation carries over to turf racing and his turf runners are heavily bet, but they don’t perform nearly as well as his runners on dirt; therefore, his turf runners are usually great bets against. Category

No. Horses

No. Starts

Win %

WPS %

$2 ROI

Med. Payoff

3YO, turf, Baffert

62

113

15%

44%

$0.95

$5.20

Similar “holes in the swing” of successful trainers include Todd Pletcher, who is known for hitting at a high rate with first time starters. The reputation is justified for 2-year-old runners as he wins an incredible 33% of the time with a positive ROI; however, his 3-year-old first-timers do not perform nearly as well, winning 20% of the time with the ROI dropping all the way down to $1.38. So bet against a Pletcher 2-year-old

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Category

No. Horses

No. Starts

Win %

WPS %

$2 ROI

Med. Payoff

2YO, dirt, frsttimer, Pletcher

341

341

33%

65%

$2.18

$5.20

3YO, dirt, frsttimer, Pletcher

178

178

20%

40%

$1.38

$5.60

Up until now, we have been using trainer stats from the perpective of the horseplayer, but it does not take a lot of imagination to envision how these same metrics could be used by owners or even trainers themselves. Say you are an owner or trainer who plays the claiming game and a quick return on investment is your goal. If you race in New York, you have to figure out what to do with horses trained by David Jacobson. He is king of the claimers. In the past five years he has started 1,408 horses in claiming races on dirt in New York and has won 351 (25%) of those races. He spots his horses aggressively, often boldly dropping in-form horses down in class to capture purses and maintain that high winning percentage. Almost every racing circuit has its version of Jacobson, so this is not a challenge unique to New York. Category

No. Horses

No. Starts

Win %

WPS %

$2 ROI

Med. Payoff

Claimers, dirt, NY, Jacobson

520

1,408

25%

60%

$1.77

$5.80

What should you do when you see that Jacobson has just entered a horse that, based on its current form, looks like it could be a solid claim? Let’s look at horses claimed from Jacobson and see how they did in their next starts. Surprisingly, they did quite well. There were 240 such starters that won at an impressive 20% clip with a positive ROI of $2.61. However, you might want to lay off a Jacobson high-priced claimer. Only one of the 19 horses claimed from Jacobson for more than $40,000 won its next start. Of course, other tools such as speed figures, racing history, physical appearance, and “inside” information can also help with such decisions, but from a purely statistical standpoint Jacobson claimers actually appear to offer some value, particularly when they are

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at your own risk, but consider taking a stand against a 3-yearold first-timer since it will probably be significantly overbet.

Stats help uncover “holes in the swing” of even the best trainers


Category

No. Horses

No. Starts

Win %

WPS %

$2 ROI

Med. Payoff

Claimers, dirt, NY, frst start after claimed from Jacobson

221

240

20%

49%

$2.61

$5.80

So far we have talked about using data readily accessible in commercial handicapping products, but for a racehorse owner they are of limited use. Owners want to maximize the return on investment from their horses and to do that they should evaluate which trainers are the most “productive.” So let’s get creative and think beyond the statistical information readily available today. Such innovative thinking has revolutionized management in professional sports. For example, baseball executives now look past old-school stats such as batting average (hitters), wins (pitchers), and fielding percentage (position players) and instead focus on modern metrics that better assess the true value of players, such as on-base percentage plus slugging (OPS) for hitters, walks plus hits per inning pitched (WHIP) for pitchers, and Range Factor for fielders. What might similar “next generation” statistics look like for assessing the performances of trainers? We will start with the metric most often used to assess trainer performance—win percentage. Is this the best way to assess a trainer’s performance from the perspective of an owner? What sort of behaviors does it reinforce? Is there a better metric? To approach these questions from a financial perspective, owners are investing capital in horses and would like to get a good return on that investment (and also have some fun along the way). So, for a particular horse (i.e. investment) over a given period of time, owners are looking to maximize the following: return on invested capital (ROIC) =

net profit invested capital

For our purposes, we are going to focus on horses in training (HIT) and consider a horse to be “in training” in a given month if it shows at least one published workout or start in that month. A new metric we will call ROICHIT for a given horse will equal the following: earnings during the year x while under the trainer

[

12 months months horse was in training under the trainer during the year

[

investment “value” of the horse while under the trainer

With this in mind, let’s look at a simple hypothetical example. Horses Alpha and Beta both were purchased for $100,000 and have equal talent/ability. Both horses are healthy and

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dropping in class. Doing similar analysis on any trainer from whom you are considering claiming a horse could help improve such decisions.

New metrics might better identify trainers who maximize an owner’s return on investment

in training for all 12 months of the year. Alpha is trained by Johnny Highpercentage, who is well regarded thanks to his stellar win percentage of 25%. Beta is trained by Jane Runsalot, who is not nearly as well known and has a win percentage of only 10%. Alpha makes four starts during the year, wins one race, and places in another race for earnings of $50,000. His ROICHIT would equal: $50,000 x

[

[

12 months 12 months

$100,000

= 0.5

Beta runs 12 times, wins a race, but also places five times and earns $100,000. His ROICHIT would equal: $100,000 x

[

[

12 months 12 months

$100,000

= 1.0

Which horse would you rather own: Alpha, who won at a 25% clip, or Beta, who won only 8.3% of his starts but produced twice the return of Alpha? Now let’s change our example somewhat. In this example, Alpha was purchased for $1 million while Beta was purchased for $100,000. This time both horses made an equal number of starts (eight), won the same number of races (two), and earned the same purse money ($100,000). But the ROICHIT for Alpha (0.1) is only one-tenth of the ROICHIT for Beta (1.0). Again, which horse would you rather own? These examples have only scratched the surface as to how training stats might be used to improve decision-making across various industry roles including owners, trainers, and, of course, horseplayers. Racing information providers continue to innovate as even more detailed data become available and data storage, analysis, and reporting tools become ever more sophisticated. Those in the industry who fail to get onboard with these changes are very likely to be left far behind in the never-ending race to success. MW Christopher Larmey is the chairman of the NTRAÕs National Handicapping Championship (NHC) PlayersÕ Committee.

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PROFILE

BILLY KOCH BY EMILY SHIELDS

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MELANIE MARTINEZ

PUTTING FUN IN OWNING HORSES

hortly after Singletary crossed the wire frst in the 2004 NetJets Breeders’ Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Lone Star Park, his cheering, chanting owners fooded the winner’s circle. Teir $30,000 investment had just scored in a $1.5 million race, and their infectious enthusiasm was broadcast live on national television. Te president of the Breeders’ Cup, D.G. Van Clief Jr., called it “the greatest single moment in Breeders’ Cup history.” For Billy Koch the win

was nothing more than an exclamation point on what he already knew: Horse racing is supposed to be fun. “I feel that all of us lose perspective on how much fun we can have in our lives,” Koch said. “We’re allowed to have fun.” Te search for fun is what led Koch, a self-professed “lifetime racetrack junkie and degenerate gambler,” to create his frst partnership in 1991. Te Versailles Racing Syndicate gave Koch a solid frst experience in group ownership. “Over the next 10 years

Billy Koch loves bringing new people into the game of horse racing through his Little Red Feather partnerships

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I just kept starting all these partnerships without really understanding the syndication business,” he said. “I was just putting friends and family together. But I wanted better horses.” Koch approached Bruce Corwin, chairman and CEO of Metropolitan Teaters, and Corwin responded by generously gifting Koch funds. “I went out and bought three nice horses,” Koch said. “One of them was Singletary.” Koch’s new ownership enterprise, Little Red Feather, was named after his grandfather’s fctitious bedtime story character. Investors in the partnership were able to buy into the horses with the promise of high-risk but high-reward fun. Singletary, a son of Sultry Song—Joiski’s Star, by Star de Naskra, rapidly rewarded his investors by breaking his maiden frst time out in 2002. He racked up a handful of stakes wins over the next two seasons, including the $148,750 San Francisco Breeders’ Cup Mile (gr. IIT), but was still 16-1 at post time for the Breeders’ Cup Mile against some of the best grass milers in the world. When he rolled down the stretch to win by a half-length, the celebratory victory by the Little Red Feather partners became one of Breeders’ Cup’s most memorable scenes. “It was so diferent back then from what people were used to,” Koch recalled. “We were loud, emotional, and real. It wasn’t a sheikh or a multi-billionaire. It was just a group of people who got together and bought a horse. We celebrated the way you should when you win that kind of race. It’s changed the landscape


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of the game; people understand it’s Sheer Pleasure fnished fourth okay to go crazy.” in the $200,000 Xpressbet CaliDespite the wild early sucfornia Cup Oaks on the turf but cess—Singletary ultimately earned returned to the dirt for an allow$1,754,312—Koch makes sure ance optional claiming race March clients understand the difculty of 6. She stumbled from the gate and the game. lost jockey Martin Garcia. “We make it very clear to our “It was miserable, but amazing partners that this is not a sport to at the same time,” Koch said. “She come in and pretend you’re going lagged behind everybody, swung to be fnancially successful,” he said. very wide, and stormed past ev“But you’re going to enjoy yourself.” eryone to gallop out well in front. With that mind set, Koch and A lot of times you see loose horses his investors have enjoyed stakes do something silly, like make a left exploits from a steady stream of turn to go back to the barn, but classy runners, including Califorshe ran her race.” nia-bred Hot n’ Dusty, a daughter Of the disappointing incident, of Unusual Heat—Eager Dusty, by Sheer Pleasure was 8-1 at post time Eager Eagle. She made 23 starts, for her next start, the $201,000 and although she won only four of Evening Jewel Stakes. those, she fnished second or third “Tey say it pays to own a Little Red Feather’s Sheer Pleasure 13 times and earned $345,971. Cal-bred, and they are absolutely and jockey Tyler Baze win the Saint Isabelle capped an extraorright,” Koch quipped. “If you race $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes dinary day for the group May 1, in California but you don’t own 2011, when the daughter of Saint Cal-breds, you’re not doing justice Liam—Fortyniner Fever, by Forty to your program.” Niner, won the $73,100 Time Sheer Pleasure won by He (Tom McCrocklin) has one of three-quarters to Leave Stakes. She was Little of a length, boosting the best eyes you can imagine, and he her earnings to $147,450 with two Red Feather’s third winner on the Hollywood Park card. wins in four starts. is great at fnding diamonds in the In 2010, Koch’s bloodstock “I’m so fortunate to be associrough.” agent, Tom McCrocklin, purated with horses like these,” Koch chased a nearly white daughter of said, “but also their people, too— — Billy Koch Alphabet Soup for $12,000. Mike Puype, Barry Abrams, and “He has one of the best eyes you Phil D’Amato, who took over for can imagine,” Koch said, “and he is Mike Mitchell when he could no great at fnding diamonds in the rough.” longer train and carries on the traditions Keeneland November breeding stock Egg Drop, out of the Adhocracy mare sale, where Egg Drop sold in foal to Tapit Mike set up. All the credit goes to the Rehocracy, went on to earn $534,020 trainers and their staf.” for $1.9 million to Bridlewood Farm. while winning six of 13 starts, including With 300 active investors, Little Red “Te people at Bridlewood are a great the $251,000 Matriarch Stakes (gr. IT) Feather is fourishing, and Koch is kept group,” Koch said. “Tey told me she following consecutive victories in the busy as the managing partner. just foaled in early April.” $151,000 Yellow Ribbon Stakes (gr. IIT) “Singletary’s win really put us on Most recently, Koch has found another and the $151,000 Goldikova Stakes (gr. the map and allowed me to do this full Cal-bred, Sheer Pleasure, to be the latest IIT). time,” Koch said. “I love bringing people source of fun. Te sophomore Birdon“We called her Te White Witch,” into the game, and I’m always on the thewire flly was ignored in the betting Koch said. “Her stall was her domain, lookout for new people. Our goal is to at 9-1 before her debut at Los Alamitos and you did not mess with her. She really bring new owners to this sport that I Race Course last Dec. 19, but stunned hated me; she hated men. She was tough believe in, and it doesn’t matter if it’s a handicappers when she romped home by as nails, and it made her a great raceguy like (talk show host and racehorse 61⁄2 lengths. “Te truth is, you just never know unhorse.” owner) Jim Rome or a guy I met at Startil they actually run,” Koch said. “It was Te biggest payday of Little Red bucks down the street. I believe in horse an, ‘Oh my God’ type of performance.” Feather’s career to date came at the 2014 ownership.” www.ctba.com ❙ May 2015 ❙ CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED

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pril 11 wasn’t planned as a day for California-breds at Santa Anita. It wasn’t California Cup-Sunshine Millions or Gold Rush. Instead, Cal-breds engulfed the two graded stakes, the $200,000 Kona Gold Stakes (gr. II) and $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes (gr. IIIT), with Cal-breds running one-two in both. Masochistic and San Onofre completed the Exacta in the Kona Gold, and three races later Home Journey and Go West Marie turned in another Cal-bred Exacta. Not that Cal-breds kept to just April 11. Tree weeks earlier Cal-bred Ashleyluvssugar had captured the $200,750 San Luis Rey Stakes (gr. IIT).

MASOCHISTIC’S KONA GOLD

Even though Sahara Sky brought a resume with multiple graded stakes victories to the Kona Gold, he hadn’t raced since June. Fans bet Masochistic down to 9-10 favoritism, and they proved correct 38

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Co-owner Samantha Siegel, center left, co-owner Will Shamlian, second right, and trainer Ron Ellis, right, celebrate Masochistic’s Kona Gold win, above

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in their assessment. both, felt that they were so well With Tyler Baze aboard for new bred that they would pass on the trainer Ron Ellis, Masochistic broke talent they did not get a chance to on top and then battled with San display. Onofre to his inside down the backDupuis bred Masochistic with stretch and around the turn. Te Louise Julian, who with her hustwo Cal-breds dominated the race, band, the late Arthur Julian, had and though Sahara Sky came fying raced multiple stakes winner Truflate, he couldn’t catch either one. fes, Masochistic’s fourth dam. Masochistic scored by three-quarLouise and Arthur bred the third ters of a length over San Onofre in dam, Treasure Isle, and Louise and 1:14.69 for the 61⁄2 furlongs. Dupuis bred Noblesse Oblige, the Will Shamlian and Samantha Siesecond dam, and then Trotinette, gel own Masochistic in the names of a daughter of Unusual Heat. their Los Pollos Hermanos Racing Dupuis said she helped purand Jay Em Ess Stable, respectively. chase Sought After for owner Siegel bought out trainer A.C. AviJohn Dibernardo from breeder la’s share in the gelding when ShamB. Wayne Hughes. Te stallion is lian moved him from Avila to Ellis. a son of Seeking the Gold out of Toroughbred consultant AarFrench group stakes winner Smoon Hesz, who had also advised on lensk. Sought After stands at Joe Singing Kitty for trainer Matt Chew Daehling’s Daehling Ranch near before that Cal-bred went on to win Elk Grove. stakes, had contacted Siegel to bring HOME JOURNEY’S LAS Masochistic to her attention. CIENEGAS “He’s a very talented sprinter,” Mark and Daryle Ann Giardino said Siegel. “We’d heard that he’d were especially pleased to attend been tough to train, and we thought the races April 11. Teir homethat Ron could get him to relax and we might even wind up with some- Home Journey heads a 1-2 fnish for Cal-breds in the grade III bred Home Journey became their frst graded stakes winner when thing better than a sprinter. He’s Las Cienegas Stakes she defeated fellow Cal-bred Go bred to be any kind.” Neither Masochistic’s sire, Sought After, nor dam, Trotinette, West Marie in the Las Cienegas. Te Giardinos bred Home Journey with John Elick, and they got to the races. But Francoise Dupuis, who was involved with race her with Russ Sarno in the name of their GGG Stables. GGG stands for three Giardinos—Mark, Daryle Ann, and their daughter, Meghann. “If you look on our silks, there’s a rainbow,” said Daryle Ann. “When Meghann was little, I used to tell her that when she sees a rainbow, that was her grandpa.” Meghann’s grandfather—Daryle Ann’s father—died in 1983. Te world knows him as Slim Pickens, an actor who is perhaps best known as the cowboy who famously rode the bomb in “Dr. Strangelove.” Pickens met his wife, Maggi, at a Northern California bush track when Maggi was galloping horses. “Dad stepped out onto the track, and Mother almost ran over him,” Daryle Ann said. “Dad and Mom loved the racehorses.” Tat love extended to their daughter and her husband. Te Giardinos have been racing and breeding horses for more than 25 years. Tey purchased Goodtobehome, Mark and Daryle Ann Giardino, center left, accept the spoils of victory for their homebred Home Journey the dam of Home Journey, as part of a three-horse packwww.ctba.com ❙ May 2015 ❙ CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED

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Ashleyluvssugar relishes the 12-furlongs of the San Luis Rey Stakes for his frst graded stakes victory

age. After an injury curtailed her racing career, they made her a broodmare and got Home Journey by breeding her to Good Journey. Home Journey demonstrated her quality from the very beginning, as she broke her maiden and then won an allowance race by 81⁄4 lengths. She has spent most of her career at the allowance level, but after she fnished second in this year’s Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint Stakes to Go West Marie, trainer Mike Puype stepped her up into graded company in the Las Cienegas. Go West Marie went favored in the Las Cienegas, but Home Journey got the jump on the feld right at the start. She dueled with Unforgettable U and stormed home on top in 1:13.09. Go West Marie made up a ton of ground to get second. “Tis was worth it,” Mark Giardino said of their frst graded win. “We’ve been trying for a long time.”

Both horses received their names from their dams. Bettys Bambino is by Unusual Heat out of Brite Betty, while Ashleyluvssugar is by Game Plan out of Ashley’s Folly. Dawn Mellen, Mike Mellen’s daughter, explained that Ashley is Mike’s granddaughter and Dawn’s niece. Ashley has a dog named Sugar and thus came up with the name Ashleyluvssugar. Peter Eurton trains for the partnership, and he started Ashleyluvssugar in statebred company as a 2-year-old in 2013. Ashleyluvssugar fnished third in the Im Smokin Stakes and since has performed admirably in both Cal-bred and open al-

lowance optional claiming company. Eurton felt that the breeding lends distance ability, and he proved correct when Ashleyluvssugar won the 11⁄2-mile San Luis Rey in his frst graded stakes attempt. With jockey Gary Stevens subbing for out-of-town Mike Smith, Ashleyluvssugar went of as the third choice to odds-on Finnegans Wake. Te two of them fought it out down the stretch, but Ashleyluvssugar drew away to beat the favorite by 21⁄4 lengths in 2:25.78. Ashleyluvssugar was foaled at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez. Te owners bred him along with Sharon’s husband, Frank. Te Alesias bred Ashley’s Folly, also a Calbred. Frank Alesia died in early 2011, and the partners always pay tribute to him after a victory. As for Ashleyluvssugar, he loves marathon turf racing so much that Eurton mentioned the June 28 San Juan Capistrano Handicap (gr. IIIT) as a possible goal. Tat race encompasses Santa Anita’s entire turf course of about 13⁄4 miles, beginning at the top of the hillside. Once the gelding has fnished racing, he will get a good home. Dawn Mellen said that aftercare is very important to her father. She makes it her mission as well, serving as president of After the Finish Line, a non-proft organization devoted to transitioning racehorses into second careers. “Every time our horse wins, my dad donates $1,000 to After the Finish Line to help other horses,” Dawn said.

ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR’S SAN LUIS REY

Sharon Alesia, Mike Mellen, and Joe Ciaglia are having an excellent year with California-bred geldings sporting feminine names. First they scored with Bettys Bambino, and then Ashleyluvssugar jumped into graded stakes company in the San Luis Rey and came away with the victory. 40

Success is sweet indeed for the connections of San Luis Rey winner Ashleyluvssugar

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Golden State Series

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GOLDEN STATE RACES SPARKLE WITH TALENT BY TRACY GANTZ

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ith California Cup now in January and the Gold Rush moved to Memorial Day weekend, the Golden State Series races slated between those two events have become even more important. Two of those races, the Evening Jewel Stakes and the Echo Eddie Stakes, supported Santa Anita’s big 3-year-old card April 4. Tough the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) and Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) led the festivities, the Evening Jewel and Echo Eddie gave 3-year-old California-bred and California-sired horses a chance to shine. Both were scheduled at 61⁄2 furlongs on the dirt. Tat gave sprinters and/or developing horses an opportunity for big purses. Sheer Pleasure and Gimme Da Lute each won impressively. Two weeks before that, older fllies and mares faced of at a mile on the dirt in the $98,000 Dream of Summer Stakes. Wild in the Saddle, a bit of a comeback specialist, captured the event.

Sheer Pleasure, a Cal-bred daughter of Birdonthewire, easily wins the Evening Jewel Stakes

Not only did Sheer Pleasure win the $201,000 Evening Jewel Stakes, but her name evoked exactly the response her exuberant owners put forth in the winner’s circle. Little Red Feather Racing owns the flly with Ron McMackin and John Ransom’s RM Racing, and whenever Little Red Feather wins a race, people overfow the winner’s circle. Te Evening Jewel gave Sheer Pleasure a chance for vindication. After breaking her maiden impressively by 61⁄2 lengths and fnishing fourth in the Xpressbet California Cup Oaks, she stumbled at the start of an allowance optional claiming race, tossing her jockey. “When she dropped the rider at the start,” said Billy Koch, founder of Little Red Feather, “she was so smart she galloped out several lengths in front and turned around right there and came back to the winner’s circle like she won the race.” In the Evening Jewel, Sheer Pleasure stayed well of the 42

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SHEER PLEASURE’S EVENING JEWEL STAKES

Little Red Feather Racing’s exuberant connections fock together following Sheer Pleasure’s victory


that Sheer Pleasure may next run in the $200,000 Melair Stakes on Gold Rush Day May 23 at Santa Anita. GIMME DA LUTE’S ECHO EDDIE STAKES

Mike Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman stand Coil at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, and that gives them plenty of reason to participate in the Cal-bred program. Tey support Coil with several of their mares and can easily switch back and forth between California and Kentucky, especially as they have interests in champions Midnight Lute and Lookin At Lucky back there. Te partners raced the Proud Citizen mare Casino Gold in California, and she started only fve times. “Te mare had talent, but unfortunately she got hurt,” said Pegram. In his stakes debut Gimme Da Lute robs his opponents with an easy win in the Echo Eddie After she produced a colt by Midnight Stakes Lute in 2011, Pegram brought her to California in foal to Midnight Lute. She proearly pace. She split horses on the turn, really draws attention to you. We want duced Gimme Da Lute in 2012, followed passed most of the feld while racing wide more people to come into the game and by a flly by Stormin Fever in 2013, a colt into the stretch, and won by three-quar- experience it.” by Coil in 2014, and a Kentucky-bred ters of a length in 1:17.09 under jockey Little Red Feather bought Sheer Plea- flly by Midnight Lute in 2015. Tyler Baze. Grand Yodeler fnished second sure privately early in her 2-year-old seaTrainer Bob Bafert is used to Pegram, over Ashley’s Sassy, the latter a half sister son. Madera Toroughbreds bred the Watson, and Weitman having Kento San Luis Rey Stakes (gr. IIT) winner daughter of Birdonthewire—Kathryns tucky-breds. Ashleyluvssugar. “Te frst time I ran him, I completeBirthday, by Blare of Trumpets. “She did what she did last time, only “Te fact that she’s a Cal-bred is a huge ly had forgotten that he was a Cal-bred,” this time with a jockey on her back,” said deal, to be able to run in a race like this said Bafert. trainer Phil D’Amato. Pegram asked Bafert if he was going to for $200,000,” said Koch. He added Koch praised the flly’s huge run him on California Cup heart, saying, “She’s not real Day. big, but she tries so hard.” “I can’t run him there— Koch’s day began early, as he it’s all Cal-breds,” Bafert participated in the Santa Anita responded. When PeDerby Day 5k run. He noted gram reminded him that how important these big days Gimme Da Lute was a are to people in partnerships Cal-bred, Bafert quipped, like Little Red Feather. “Somebody forgot to give “Te partners that we have me that memo.” in this flly are fantastic,” said Te trainer inadvertentKoch. “Tat’s what the treat is ly entered Gimme Da Lute for me. I get so much joy out in open company at Sanof watching them. For a partta Anita Jan. 31, and the nership that’s trying to grow colt ran second by a nose. and bring new people into the Wheeled back in Cal-bred sport, any time you can have Gimme Da Lute’s team at the trophy presentation in the Santa Anita wincompany Feb. 21, he won a race like this on a big day, it ner’s circle by 11⁄2 lengths. www.ctba.com ❙ May 2015 ❙ CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED

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farm in partnership with Paul and Aileen Brazeau, who purchased it in 2012. Wild in the Saddle would have made a great broodmare addition except for one thing—she still loved to run. Anderson rehabilitated Wild in the Saddle at Brazeau, getting her ready for her broodmare career. “We had her in a big turnout next to the racetrack at the ranch,” said Anderson. “She would run the full length of it every time we would breeze horses. I had her X-rayed, and the vet said the leg looked fantastic. So I just started training her.” Anderson has brought Wild in the Saddle back to the track three diferent times. Now 6, the mare earlier had placed in stakes, and she became a stakes winner with a huge performance in the Dream of Summer Stakes Cal-bred Wild in the Saddle notches frst black-type victory in the Dream of Summer Stakes March 22 at Santa Anita. Richard Baltas trains Wild in the Saddle for Anderson and Gimme Da Lute made his Cheyenne Ortiz, the stakes debut in the $200,250 farm’s blacksmith. AsEcho Eddie and went of as sistant David Meah the even-money favorite. Te saddled the mare for result was never in question, Baltas, who had travas Gimme Da Lute sat of eled to Dubai with Big Richard’s Boy in second before Macher for the $2 miltaking over in the stretch and lion Dubai Golden Shawinning by 51⁄4 lengths under heen Sponsored by Gulf Martin Garcia in 1:14.64. News (UAE-I). “It was easy today,” said GarWild in the Saddle cia. “He’s been learning. He’s had returned from her still a baby, but he’s more mature most recent lay-up at now. When I asked him to go, Brazeau to win an alhe just took of.” lowance optional claimGrazen Sky, who had won er at Santa Anita in her twice and fnished second twice Nadine Anderson, center, accepts the Dream of Summer Stakes trophy won second start back. Tat in four prior starts, fnished sec- by Wild in the Saddle set her up perfectly for ond over Richard’s Boy, three for the one-mile Dream of three before the Echo Eddie. Summer. “He was really working well for this race,” said Bafert. “We With Rafael Bejarano aboard and as the 7-10 favorite, Wild have diferent options with him.” in the Saddle sat in second behind Sudden Sunday early, took “It’s great to support the Cal-bred program,” said Pegram, who over nearing the quarter pole, and began drawing away. She fnserves on the board of the Toroughbred Owners of California. ished 61⁄4 lengths in front of second-place Melanistic, racing the Pegram is looking forward to seeing Coil’s frst foals reach the mile in 1:36.73. Grazenette fnished third, with Sudden Sunday fourth in the four-horse feld that had two scratches. races in 2016. Anderson had raised Wild in the Saddle for breeder Dinesh WILD IN THE SADDLE’S DREAM OF SUMMER STAKES Maniar and sold her as a yearling. She always wanted the daughNadine Anderson originally purchased Wild in the Saddle as a ter of Silic—Local Law, by Wild Deputy, back as a broodmare. broodmare prospect after the mare won a $5,000 Toroughbred Brazeau also has Local Law at the farm. Local Law has a 2-yearclaiming race at the Los Alamitos Quarter Horse meet in 2012. old colt by Best Minister, a yearling flly by Stormy Jack, and a “She hit the starting gate and fractured a cannon bone,” said suckling flly by Fullbridled. Best Minister and Stormy Jack stand Anderson. at Brazeau. Local Law has also produced the stakes-winning IndiAnderson operates Brazeau Farm in Hemet, owning the an Country mare Salon Blonde. 44

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California-Bred Incentive Awards

THE CAL-BRED INCENTIVE PROGRAM Questions and answers concerning California-breds and California’s lucrative incentive awards program, which was responsible for breeders, owners, and stallion owners collecting more than $10 million for 2014. WHO QUALIFIES FOR THE AWARDS?

Te breeders and owners of registered California-bred Toroughbreds and the owners of California-based stallions. WHAT ARE BREEDERS AWARDS?

A monetary award that is paid to the breeder of a registered California-bred Toroughbred fnishing frst, second, or third in any race run in California and any graded stakes races conducted within the United States. Breeders will receive 75% of the remainder of the total incentive award monies after owner awards are paid, with an individual breeder receiving a pro-rated share of this breeders fund. Te maximum purse considered earned in any qualifying race within this state shall be $330,000 for a win, $120,000 for a second, and $90,000 for a third-place fnish. Breeder awards always are paid exclusive of nomination, entry, and starting fees. WHAT ARE OWNERS AWARDS?

A monetary award that is paid to the owner of a registered California-bred Toroughbred horse that runs in qualifying races in California. Owners can receive at least a 20% bonus on the fnisher’s share for fnishing frst through ffth in an open allowance or overnight stake race and up to a 20% bonus for fnishing frst in an open starter allowance above $15,000 and open non-maiden claiming races with a claiming price of $40,000 or greater in Southern California and $20,000 or greater in Northern California. Tese levels are purposely set high to encourage the ownership of high-quality runners and to restrict the number of qualifers so that the awards will function as a major incentive. Owner awards always are paid exclusive of nomination, entry, and starting fees. Tey are listed in the racing program and will be distributed at the same time as the purse by the paymaster. WHAT IS THE MAIDEN BONUS PROGRAM?

A Maiden Bonus award will be paid to the owner of a registered California-bred or registered California-sired foal for winning a maiden special weight race. Te bonus amount is $17,500 in Southern California and $10,000 in Northern California and at all Fair meetings throughout the state. Tese awards are paid directly to the owner approximately 45 racing days after the win. Only races at 4 1⁄2 furlongs or longer will qualify. WHAT ARE STALLION AWARDS?

In order to stimulate the acquisition in California of nationally prominent stallions, and retain high-caliber California stallions, monetary awards are paid annually to the owners of registered California stallions whose California-conceived or California-bred get have won a qualifying race or have fnished, frst, second, or third in a stakes race in the state or any graded stakes race within the United States during the year. Qualifying races are any non-claiming rac46

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es, including maiden allowance and starter allowance races, with a purse of at least $15,000, and open non-maiden claiming races with a claiming price of $40,000 or greater in Southern California and $20,000 or greater in Northern California also qualify. Stallion awards are exclusive of nomination, entry, and starting fees. Stallions must be registered by Feb. 15 each year to be eligible for stallion awards. Stallion owners will receive 25% of the remainder of the total incentive award monies after owners awards are paid, with an individual owner of a registered California stallion (as of Dec. 31) receiving a pro-rated share of the stallion fund based on the total qualifying earnings of the get during the year. Te maximum purse considered earned in any qualifying race within this state shall be $330,000 for a win, $120,000 for a second, and $90,000 for a third-place fnish. Te stallion must be continuously present in California from Feb. 1 to July 15, inclusive, of the year 2010 or any subsequent calendar year in which he stood at stud and fathered the participant in the race. If a sire dies in this state in the year 2010 or any subsequent year and stood his last season at stud in this state, or was standing at stud in this state on the date of his death in the year 2010 or any subsequent year, he shall thereafter continue to be considered an eligible Toroughbred stallion regarding a race participant fathered by him in that season. Te California Toroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) will help compile data, but it is the ultimate responsibility of the stallion owner to advise that ofcial registering agency, on or before Feb. 15 of any year, of any and all purses earned during the preceding year that shall be considered in determining the amount of the stallion award to which the owner is entitled. DOES THE PROGRAM INCLUDE RACES OUTSIDE OF CALIFORNIA?

Yes. Te breeder of a California-bred Toroughbred fnishing frst, second, or third in a graded stakes race outside of California, but within the United States, will be paid a pro-rated share of the breeders fund. Te maximum purse considered earned in any race shall be $165,000 for a win, $60,000 for second, and $45,000 for a third-place fnish. CTBA will help compile data, but it is the ultimate responsibility of the breeder to advise the ofcial registering agency (CTBA), on or before Feb. 15 of any year, of any and all purses earned during the preceding year in graded stakes races outside of this state by horses bred by the breeder. Also, the owner of a registered California stallion whose California-conceived or California-bred get fnished frst, second, or third in a graded stakes outside of California, but within the United States, will be paid a pro-rated share of the Stallion fund with the maximum purse considered earned the same as the breeders above. WHEN ARE THE PREMIUMS PAID?

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master. Breeder awards are paid twice a year with a conservative advance payment of approximately 8-10% being paid by Sept. 1 and the fnal payment for 2015 being paid by March 31, 2016. Te stallion awards are paid prior to March 31, 2016. ARE THERE SPECIAL RACING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BREDS?

Yes. Racetracks in California are required by law to ofer one race per day that is restricted to California-breds. Last year, that amounted to 276 additional racing opportunities and over $16 million in additional purses for California-breds. In addition, the California legislature has declared its intent that at least 10% of the total stakes purses paid at any race meeting in California be paid on stakes races restricted to registered California-breds. Tis amounted to more than $5 million in 2014 and will grow signifcantly through the creation of the Golden State Series. Also, in 2016, California Cup XXVI will be held at Santa Anita Park on a date to be announced. Part of the funding for California Cup XXVI will come from the incentive award category, the California-bred Race Fund. 9.5% of the total incentive award monies will be used for this category, with the monies funding the promotion of California-bred races, the supplement of purses for California-bred races, and the creation of new California-bred stakes. WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF A CALIFORNIA-BRED?

Te defnition of a California-bred is as follows: A California-bred Toroughbred is a horse dropped in California after being conceived in California, or any Toroughbred foal dropped by a mare in California if the mare remains in California to be next bred to a Toroughbred stallion standing in the state. If the mare cannot be bred for two successive seasons, but remains in California during that period, her foal will be considered a California-bred.

WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF A CALIFORNIA-SIRED HORSE?

A “California-sired horse” is a Toroughbred that was conceived in California by a registered California stallion. A California-sired horse is only eligible for entry in races restricted to California-bred or California-sired horses and is not eligible for any breeder or owner awards, except the maiden bonus awards. HOW DOES ONE REGISTER A CALIFORNIA-BRED?

Registration applications must be fled with the CTBA. Only those horses that are both registered with Te Jockey Club and fulfll all requirements as outlined in the defnition of a California-bred are eligible. Te fees for registration are as follows: 1) $100.00 for CTBA members, $200.00 for non-members if applied for by Sept. 30 of the foal’s yearling year; 2) $125.00 for CTBA members. $250.00 for non-members if applied for after Sept. 30 of yearling but before Jan. 1 following; and 3) $750.00 if applied for after Jan. 1 of 2-year-old year. If desired, application can be made in advance of receipt of Jockey Club Certifcates to escape penalty for late fling, but no actual registration will be made until certifcates are available. CTBA has representation at California tracks to help facilitate late registrations. HOW CAN I OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION?

Contact Doug Burge or Mary Ellen Locke at the CTBA ofces across the street from the Santa Anita Park racetrack in Arcadia at the address and phone numbers listed below. California Toroughbred Breeders Association 201 Colorado Place, P.O. Box 60018, Arcadia, Calif. 90166-6018 • www.ctba.com (626) 445-7800 or (800) 573-2822 Fax: (626) 574-0852

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$50,000

$6,000

$1,800

$7,800

4

6%

$50,000

$3,000

$900

$3,900

5

2%

$50,000

$1,000

$300

$1,300

Qualifying Claiming Purse (CTBA only) 5

60%

$50,000

$30,000

$6,000

$36,000

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California-Bred Incentive Awards

TOP 20 2014 CALIFORNIA BREEDERS AWARDS RECIPIENTS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC Harris Farms Inc. Perry Martin & Steve Coburn Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams Nick Alexander Terry C. Lovingier Reddam Racing LLC Benjamin C. Warren Ballena Vista Farm Dahlberg Farms LLC

$136,035.67 $125,692.81 $119,794.07 $114,546.14 $114,445.70 $107,859.96 $88,720.09 $72,549.71 $63,872.91 $58,308.51

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Pam & Martin Wygod Lee Searing & Susan Searing Old English Rancho Liberty Road Stables, LLC Alex Paszkeicz B & B Zietz Stables, Inc. Madeline Auerbach Ellen Jackson Madeline Auerbach & Barry Abrams Thomas W. Bachman

$57,425.54 $52,527.46 $52,341.58 $44,440.17 $44,114.96 $42,484.23 $36,672.54 $34,709.09 $33,877.01 $33,632.92

ALPHABETICAL 2014 CALIFORNIA BREEDERS AWARDS RECIPIENTS A & T Stock Farm ....................................................$5,460.79 A & T Stock Farm & Doug Arther ..........................$2,696.49 Buck Abbott ...............................................................$137.31 Mike Abraham.........................................................$2,802.51 Barry Abrams........................................................ $13,173.66 Barry Abrams, Madeline Auerbach & Marie Goda .....................................................$8,420.08 Abrams, Daniels & Sherlock ...................................$1,901.11 Abrams & Huston Racing Stables ..........................$9,548.63 Abrams, Houston Racing Stables, Loverso & Perez ...............................................................$1,405.24 Barry Abrams, Huston Racing Stables & Jim Robbins ....................................................$5,861.40 Abrams, Huston Racing, Stoll & Young .................$2,473.18 Abrams, Huston Racing Stables, & Thoroughbred Equine Mgt......................... $13,171.58 Abrams & Team Green ...........................................$9,662.61 David Abrams & Tom Roberts................................$2,217.71 Academic Farms ........................................................$937.66 Bill Adair & Phyllis Adair..........................................$5,215.26 AJM Racing & Joshua Litt .........................................$304.68 AJM Racing LLC......................................................$9,522.51 Albert & Kathleen Mattivi, LLC............................ $13,981.99 Omar Aldabbagh ....................................................$1,542.04 Alesia, Ciaglia & Mellen....................................... $23,815.78 Estate of Alesia, Bran Jam Stables & Ciaglia Racing, LLC...................................... $21,903.60 Alesia, Ciaglia, Mellen & Westerlund .......................$856.00 Marv Alexander, Debbie Alexander & Terri Eaton .......................................................$1,500.08 Nick Alexander ................................................... $114,445.70 Darwin Alfstad ............................................................$216.59 Ali Nilforushan Equestrian LLC...............................$3,931.79 Michael Allen..............................................................$958.59 Dr. Edward C. Allred ...............................................$3,232.73 Salah Said Al-mudarris ......................................... $15,168.27 Joseph T. Alvarez III.............................................. $13,766.63 Jesus Ambrosio & Graciela Ambrosio ......................$512.98 Anatolia Inc..............................................................$1,994.39 Nadine Anderson....................................................$2,691.32 Jerry Anderson, Carol Anderson & Gloria Buckridge .............................................$1,915.11 Carol Anderson & Jerry Anderson.........................$2,649.46 Nadine Anderson & Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms, LP....................$420.33 Ray Andrews & Bear Creek Stables LLC................$1,103.16 Lorrie Anthony.........................................................$2,357.63 John Antonelli .........................................................$8,705.05 Applebite Farms & Matthew Lomas......................$1,168.97 Applebite Farms .................................................. $23,174.15

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Archa Racing Inc................................................... $17,826.72 Jorge Arias...............................................................$1,959.15 Laura Armstrong ........................................................$501.58 Rick M. Arthur & Michael V. Arthur.........................$4,970.28 Sam Asadurian & Carl Asadurian ..............................$326.44 Luis Asistio ..................................................................$676.20 Wayne Atwell, Peggy Atwell & E-racing.com .......$2,278.86 Wayne Atwell & Peggy Atwell................................$1,056.54 Madeline Auerbach ............................................. $36,672.54 Madeline Auerbach & Barry Abrams .................. $33,877.01 Abrams, Huston Racing, Matties Racing, Auerbach ......................................................... $11,745.62 Madeline Auerbach, David Abrams & Vincenzo Loverso............................................$5,943.38 Madeline Auerbach & David Abrams....................$2,740.03 B. Abrams, V Loverso, C Perez, Huston Racing & M. Auerbach....................... $25,754.74 Madeline Auerbach, Marsha Naify, Barry Abrams & Onofrio Pecoraro ....................$5,664.51 Barry Abrams, Madeline Auerbach & Huston Racing Stables ...................................$2,964.90 Vince Augello .............................................................$867.60 A. C. Avila ...................................................................$345.10 Martin Bach .......................................................... $15,562.50 Thomas W. Bachman ........................................... $33,632.92 Bob Baffert...............................................................$5,036.50 Laura R. Bailey .........................................................$1,430.12 Ballena Vista Farm................................................ $63,872.91 Gary Barber .......................................................... $15,895.05 Rozamund Barclay & Katherine Robertson ...........$3,784.11 Rozamund Barclay, Katherine Robertson, Dr. Mikel Harrington, Et. Al ................................$1,604.73 Rozamund Barclay......................................................$892.26 Bill Barenholtz & Pat Conner .....................................$136.79 Keith Barnacastle ....................................................$2,934.85 George Barr & Brian Barr...........................................$773.09 Baseline Equine Llc .............................................. $23,414.54 Randy Bassett ..........................................................$2,313.05 Baker, Beaty, Grover and Overgaauw....................$3,958.74 Bay Cove Farm........................................................$2,382.69 Bay Cove Farm & Woodbridge Farm................. $16,155.34 Beckett Family Trust ...................................................$463.24 Bederian, Kamberian & Nakkashian .........................$937.66 J Belford, C Carpenter, D Forristall, B McLean, N Nicora, D Planchon & L Ross .........$139.90 Thomas Newton Bell & Ross John Mcleod........ $25,047.14 Richard A. Bell .........................................................$3,249.91 John C. Bell & Robert W. Theisen Jr. .....................$2,077.83 Kirk Bell & Graham & Taylor ...................................$1,989.73 Thomas Bell, Ross Mcleod & Charles Ming .............$746.16

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Paul Bellasis .............................................................$1,985.59 Tim Bellasis & Cassandra Tschanz.............................$989.69 Christina Berard..........................................................$108.81 Dexter Bergounous.................................................$5,435.49 Dexter Bergounous & Tony Schleder .......................$507.80 Barry Berman..............................................................$327.48 David A Bernsen & Sharon C. Bernsen .................$1,658.11 David Bernstein .......................................................$6,213.76 BG Stables ...............................................................$3,452.51 BG Stables & Royalty Stables.................................$2,072.64 Cheryl L. Bigon........................................................$2,803.23 BMWZ Stables...................................................... $10,011.25 Bnd Thoroughbreds & Cheryl Bigon .....................$1,244.09 Bnd Thoroughbreds & Carol Davies......................$1,691.27 Bnd Chase Thoroughbreds, Inc. & Woodbridge Farm.............................................$108.81 James M. Biller ...........................................................$329.03 Gordon Bithell .........................................................$3,482.02 Black Diamond Racing, Llc .....................................$4,269.62 Van K. Blades, Jr. .....................................................$2,027.04 Diana Leavengood Blanco & W. R. Whitehouse .....$145.08 Blinkers On Racing Stable ......................................$5,223.04 Louis Block...............................................................$1,342.03 Melinda J. Blue & Deron Pearson.............................$174.10 Larry Bollmann & Suzanne Bollmann........................$160.63 Robert Bone ............................................................$4,406.42 Boone Family Trust .................................................$3,603.89 Clydene Boots............................................................$108.81 William A. Branch & Arnold Hill ................................$222.80 Eric Brandjes, Lou Ann Brandjes & Neale Jensen ..................................................$4,697.61 Jane M. Braugh .......................................................$6,691.09 Braugh, Capestro & Ozee ......................................$2,549.34 Carl Breton & Kim Breton .......................................$1,260.17 Briere Thoroughbreds................................................$621.79 British Mist Breeding & Racing..................................$485.00 Andrew Broberg & Jeff Stiefel................................$2,478.87 Patrick Brogan .........................................................$1,849.83 Patrick Brogan & Francis Oleary.............................$1,502.66 Joseph Brook ..........................................................$1,892.32 Joseph Brook & Joseph Negri ...............................$1,999.07 Joseph Brook & Michael Stoff................................$1,470.55 Tom Brosi & Ken G. Hodges .....................................$463.75 Barbara Brown............................................................$765.84 Richard Brown & Charlotte Brown ............................$694.33 David Browne & Doug Silicz ..................................$1,139.95 Perry Bruno ..............................................................$2,611.52 Benjamin C. Bryan...................................................$4,552.96 Gloria Buckridge & Tom O’Brien ...........................$1,782.48


California-Bred Incentive Awards Chantal S. Burnison....................................................$733.72 E. G. Burnison ............................................................$385.51 Peter S. Busch .........................................................$3,772.19 Nick Cafarchia ...................................................... $33,320.17 Cal Poly Corporation ..............................................$3,900.18 Mary H. Caldwell........................................................$166.85 Peter Calnan ............................................................$1,663.29 D. Chadwick Calvert & Dustin Moore....................$1,241.51 Julio Canani .............................................................$1,927.55 Tom Capehart..........................................................$4,083.09 Paula Capestro & Steve Prather ................................$605.21 Carliwood Farms LLC, Bari Amadio & Peter Amadio ..................................................$2,640.54 Bryan Carney ...........................................................$4,638.56 Fred Carrillo & Daniel A. Cassella .............................$124.36 James Cassidy .........................................................$2,292.87 George J. Castanares .............................................$1,054.99 George J. Castanares & Araceli B. Castanares ........$586.56 Sal Catanzarite............................................................$642.52 Chaiken Family Trust ...............................................$3,431.24 Mike Chainyk ...........................................................$2,296.49 George Chakmakian & Frank Aldrich .......................$596.92 Chambers, Bernhardt & Macneil ...........................$7,461.49 Dr. Christine Chanley & Roxanne Fay Smith .........$1,320.47 Michael John Cheek ...............................................$1,761.74 David Christensen & Marion Christensen .............$8,391.57 Marion Kem Christensen ...........................................$949.27 The Cole Ranch .......................................................$2,256.06 The Cole Ranch & Edward Freeman ........................$933.31 Cole Ranch Partners LP...........................................$9,288.53 Michael Conboy......................................................$1,540.49 Dennis Conner & Wade Jacobsen.........................$3,183.57 Barbara Corey .........................................................$3,685.13 Barbara A. Corey & Paul Zimmer ...........................$1,716.14 Rodel Corriente ..........................................................$397.95 Bruce Corwin ...........................................................$1,160.67 C Punch Ranch, Inc .................................................$8,623.21 The Craig Family Trust ............................................$4,316.47 John Craigmyle & Keith Craigmyle .......................$1,531.15 Allan Creel & Deborah Creel & Paula Capestro ...$1,647.22 Pete Cristof & Bob Nugent ...................................$2,246.74 Crystal Valley Farms Inc. .........................................$7,744.43 Dave Currie..............................................................$5,117.34 Robert Curtis & Karen Curtis ..................................$1,460.18 Daehling Ranch LLC............................................. $29,995.39 Daehling Ranch LLC & Victory Rose .........................$671.54 Daehling Ranch & Dr. John Woolsey........................$451.84 Dahlberg Farms LLC ............................................ $58,308.51 Daphne A. Daphne ....................................................$385.51 Viviene Dates..............................................................$368.93 Gene Davenport ........................................................$640.44 Pamela H. Davies ....................................................$3,506.90 Fred Davis & Charlene Davis & Running Horse Equine Training Center.........$4,986.75 Fred Davis & Charlene Davis..................................$3,860.90 Bob C. Davis...............................................................$328.51 Marsha Davis ..............................................................$522.30 Paula Davis .................................................................$253.89 Paula S. Davis Revocable Trust 2009 & Harold May .....................................................$1,238.41 Davis Cup Thoroughbreds LLC.................................$488.62 Davonne Stables Inc., & Restin Farms ...................$1,077.77 Anita Dawson & Judi Dawson................................$4,526.63 Robert Dawson & Fonda Dawson .........................$1,932.75 Dan Dayton & Jackie Dayton .................................$1,077.78 William Deburgh, Richard Schatz & Jack Preston ....$569.97

Bruno DeJulio, Ron Holguin, Arnold Hill & Bill Branch........................................$424.88 Ed Delaney ........................................................... $32,019.41 Rafael DeLeon .........................................................$2,705.30 Bill Delia, H. C. Martin & Ray Pagano ....................$6,644.87 Barbara Delima .......................................................$5,634.47 Clifford Delima & Barbara Delima.............................$259.07 John Francis Demeo & Julia G. Demeo...................$852.37 Jon Denson .............................................................$1,765.89 Michael Der Manouel & Andrea Der Manouel .....$2,137.92 Susan Derby & Gary Folgner .................................$2,898.60 Desert Sun Stables & Jack Owens.........................$1,575.20 Desperado Stables Inc......................................... $16,701.90 Desperado Stables, Inc. & Merrill Stables ................$949.79 Deter Family Trust ......................................................$935.27 Mark Devereaux ......................................................$8,829.43 Kevin DeVincenzi ....................................................$1,160.67 Diamond A Racing Corp. ..........................................$478.78 A. L. Diaz..................................................................$1,542.04 Bruce Dillenbeck .....................................................$2,617.71 Donald R. Dizney ................................................. $28,889.94 Doll, Kadner & Stein Stables, Inc. .............................$291.73 Caesar F. Dominguez & William Foltz....................$7,045.91 Caesar Dominguez & Joann Dominguez..............$1,549.81 Al Dominguez ............................................................$248.72 Anthony Doria .........................................................$1,006.26 Bill Dory & Sandy Dory ...........................................$1,019.74 Bill Dory ......................................................................$430.07 M. A. Douzos...........................................................$5,307.17 M. A. Douzos, G. Matos & F. Matos ......................$3,912.09 Milt A. Douzos & Gil Matos ....................................$5,077.45 Douzos, Matos & Matos ............................................$489.66 Bill Dow, Bob Apodoca, Joel Walker & Guy Pfster.......................................................$2,508.92 Bill Dow,Joel Walker,B. Walker &G. McDonald .......$512.98 Roger P. Downes ........................................................$383.44 Russell Drake ...........................................................$4,344.24 Joseph A. Duffel................................................... $23,360.19 Francoise Dupuis & Louise Julian ....................... $13,658.65 Dutko & Abrams .....................................................$5,996.65 Jerry Dutton & Thomas Kessler .......................... $11,999.53 Dutton Stables & Tom Capehart............................$2,802.20 Marjorie Dye............................................................$2,561.77 E-Racing.com ..........................................................$3,444.20 E-Racing.com & Brian Koriner................................$7,434.03 Eagle Oak Ranch, LLC ......................................... $25,207.88 Terri Eaton & J.H. Gibson .......................................$5,393.01 Jim Eaton.................................................................$3,684.12 Terri Eaton & Van Parker ............................................$761.70 Diane Keith/Eclipse Investments ..............................$536.82 Bill Ehmcke .................................................................$227.99 Don Eidson ..............................................................$7,880.55 John Elder ...............................................................$2,883.56 John W. Elick & Kathy Laine Elick ..........................$1,259.12 Emerald Q Partners, Inc..........................................$2,424.98 Jerry Engelauf ............................................................$946.68 Ronald Erickson.......................................................$1,870.57 John Ernst & Allegra Ernst......................................$8,728.17 Esembee Inc............................................................$1,629.09 Linda M. Espinosa & Ruth M. Hawkins .....................$751.32 Everest Stables, Inc. ................................................$4,400.73 Rich Faeh & Judith Faeh.........................................$2,176.27 Jerry Fanning, Fanning Family Trust & Joan Burnett ......................................................$742.00 David C. Farr & Billie A. Farr...................................$7,088.40 Fast Lane Farms, Roberta Edwards & Ron Watchorn .................................................$1,131.67

David Fastow & Joyce Fastow ...............................$3,180.98 Pete Fer ................................................................ $12,117.14 Carole Fernandez....................................................$1,927.55 Stephen Ferraro ......................................................$3,482.02 Jerry Fialkowski .......................................................$2,822.93 Lewis Figone ...........................................................$2,393.89 Filippini Farms .........................................................$2,163.83 Jeffrey A. Finkel .......................................................$6,682.80 Jeff Finkel & Valerie Rhoden .....................................$839.42 Fleming Thoroughbred Farm LLC & Dr. Dorothee Kieckhefer.................................$3,295.49 Francisco Flores..........................................................$249.24 Gary Folgner & Susan Derby .................................$1,275.71 Rich Fontana............................................................$3,233.31 Patricia Ford.......................................................... $10,569.42 Shirley Ford & Melissa Ford....................................$3,977.91 Geri Forrester ..........................................................$1,932.72 Four Quarters Corp.................................................$8,111.56 Richard Franco & Malinda Farmer .........................$3,269.58 Robert J. Frankel Trust ............................................$8,199.34 Laura Ann Franklin .....................................................$932.69 Nathaniel Friedman ................................................$1,670.54 Robin Frost & Larry Frost ........................................$1,803.19 Francisco Gabaldon ................................................$1,166.36 Eduardo Gamez .........................................................$393.80 Elaine Garrison ...........................................................$821.28 David Gentry & Jay Yoshinaga...............................$1,508.88 Get It Got It Good .....................................................$331.62 GGG Stables ...........................................................$5,359.83 GGG Stables and Magali Farms, LLC.......................$522.30 Ron Giampaoli & Diana Giampaoli...........................$694.34 Mark Giardino, Daryle Ann Giardino & John Elick ........................................................$4,445.80 Kullminderpal S. Gill................................................$2,931.75 Gill Brothers .............................................................$5,892.71 Russell Girvin & Shirley Girvin.................................$2,373.68 Richard L. Glassman & Stuart Tempkin..................$4,360.82 Goda & Huttinger ...................................................$1,305.76 Marie Goda .............................................................$2,039.48 Ron E. Gomez .........................................................$4,605.38 Francisco Gomez ....................................................$2,618.98 Ron Goodman.........................................................$7,037.00 William H. Gordon .....................................................$487.07 Mark Gorman & Doug O’neill ................................$3,942.16 Dr. Lloyd E. Grant .......................................................$808.33 Gretchen A. Graves, Janet E. Griffn & Patricia Farmer ...................................................$704.70 Gretchen A. Graves & Janet E. Griffn ......................$165.81 Dr. & Mrs. William T. Gray DVM .......................... $23,658.08 Steven Greco..............................................................$932.69 John J. Greely III .....................................................$3,502.75 Dennis Grenier & Norine Grenier .............................$148.71 Tom Grether Farms Inc. ..........................................$3,916.78 Mr. & Mrs. William T. Griffn.......................................$290.17 Scott Gross ..............................................................$1,896.67 Scott Gross & Mark Devereaux ........................... $25,851.95 Roy Guinnane....................................................... $13,562.29 Jim Gustafson & Michelle Gustafson.....................$6,278.54 Jim Gustafson..........................................................$4,629.85 Jorge Gutierrez & Richard Henig ..............................$746.15 Juan Carlos Gutierrez ..................................................$81.87 H & E Ranch ............................................................$3,031.23 John R. Haagsma & Wesley Ward .........................$5,686.78 John R. Haagsma & John D. Haagsma .................$2,801.68 Joan Hadley Thoroughbreds .................................$1,019.74 Gloria Haley ................................................................$840.66

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California-Bred Incentive Awards Halo Farms ..............................................................$8,977.20 Halo Farms & Martin Mueller .................................$6,736.05 Clark Hansen & Janine Hansen..............................$6,916.89 Larry D. Hanson..........................................................$347.16 Robert Harmon .......................................................$7,940.26 Robert Harmon & Afeet Alex Syndicate...............$1,392.82 Daniel Harralson.........................................................$124.36 Revocable Trust Of Dr. Mikel C. Harrington And Patricia O. Harrington ............................. $29,394.93 Dr. Mikel C. Harrington & Keith Vander Houwen ....................................$3,111.04 Harris Farms Inc, Donald Valpredo & John Nicoletti..................................................$6,985.62 Harris Farms Inc.................................................. $125,692.81 Harris Farms & Donald Valpredo ........................ $19,965.17 Harris Farms & Donald Valpredo & Michael Valpredo............................................$3,167.92 Harris Farms & John Nicoletti ................................$2,279.90 Harris Farms & Double D Farms ............................$2,251.40 Harris Farms Inc & Sheila Williams ............................$932.69 Harris Farms, Gary Parker & The Michael P. Orlando Family Trust ................$711.95 Harris Farms & Harold Chuhlantseff..........................$683.97 Harris Farms & Summer Mayberry............................$932.69 Harold Harrison & Connie Harrison .......................$1,652.41 The Hat Ranch West, LLC..........................................$261.16 Jack & Barbara Hatch Revocable Living Trust .... $11,440.83 Jack Hatch ..................................................................$982.42 Peter Hawkins & John Skinner ..................................$730.60 Hayes And Hayes ....................................................$3,482.02 Bruce Headley .........................................................$9,613.49 Bruce Headley & CPL Stables ................................$2,395.97 Bruce Headley, Irwin Molasky & Andrew Molasky .......................................... $31,386.78 Headley, Lenner, I. Molasky & Yu ...........................$2,224.45 Bruce Headley & Angel P. Unamuno .....................$3,668.56 William L. Hedrick & Judy Hedrick ..................... $22,926.98 William L. Hedrick ...................................................$3,146.26 William L. Hedrick & Andres Hernandez ..................$186.54 Kenneth Heidt & Janice Heidt ............................ $12,282.01 Frances Henderson ....................................................$269.44 Andres Hernandez ..................................................$3,768.05 Andres Hernandez & Willard Russell .....................$1,815.64 Ralph Hernandez & Magaret Hernandez .................$852.88 Herrick Racing LLC ..................................................$3,482.02 Amy Bissell Hess ........................................................$663.24 Hi Card Ranch ............................................................$233.17 Hidden Meadows Farm, LLC .............................. $12,385.54 Jerry Higman & Colleen Higman ...........................$2,300.62 Ron Holguin, Arnold Hill & Bill Branch ..................$1,193.83 Billy Hipwell .............................................................$3,101.71 Bo Hirsch .................................................................$1,119.23 Fran Hodge & Stan Hodge ....................................$1,896.46 Ronna Hoffman .......................................................$2,906.87 Lathrop G. Hoffman ...................................................$518.16 Jerry Hollendorfer, George Todaro, Gallop Out Racing, LLC & John Yee .................$7,076.38 Jerry Hollendorfer, Janet Hollendorfer & George Todaro ...............................................$5,383.56 Hollendorfer & Todaro ............................................$4,915.46 Jerry Hollendorfer, George Todaro, Debbie Watson & John Yee ..............................$1,637.39 Jerry Hollendorfer & Janet Hollendorfer ..................$186.54 Dagan Holmes & Jenifer Holmes ..........................$4,949.45 Michael House ........................................................$2,905.85 Gary Howard & Marlene Howard ..........................$4,153.57 Leigh Ann Howard & Phyllis Lambert .......................$108.81 Paul Howarth ..............................................................$522.31

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James S. Huarte, Judith A. Huarte & Mr. & Mrs. Dick Probert ..................................$1,065.34 Jeff Hug & Nancy Franklin......................................$1,513.03 Kin Hui & Man Herman Hui.........................................$82.91 Patrick J. Hurley..........................................................$108.81 J P Racing ................................................................$1,791.28 Jim Robinson, Ron Brewer & Jim Lyberger...........$3,326.68 Jim Robinson & Jeff Mullins ......................................$778.27 Jim Robinson & Jimmy Fraser...................................$393.80 Ellen Jackson ........................................................ $34,709.09 Ellen Jackson & Margaret Sherr .......................... $17,159.33 Ellen Jackson & Ron Nalley .......................................$305.71 Wade Jacobsen & Daniel J. Alameda ...................$2,020.83 Kevin Jacobsen ..........................................................$455.98 Jacoby Family Trust....................................................$418.15 Fred Jacoby & Bill Spawr...........................................$331.62 Greg James & Roger Wynn ...................................$4,569.12 Greg James & Robyn James..................................$1,738.93 Greg James .............................................................$1,541.21 Greg James, Robyn James & Roger Wynn..............$139.90 Jerry Jamgotchian......................................................$384.47 Dennis January ........................................................$4,024.02 Michael Jawl ............................................................$1,430.12 Eric Scott Jensen .....................................................$8,199.96 Neale Jensen & Harold May ..................................$2,512.04 Troy Johnson ..............................................................$638.37 Elizabeth L. Jones ...................................................$1,379.33 Maurice E. Joy............................................................$196.90 K & M Stables..........................................................$8,282.26 Tim Kasparoff & James Kasparoff ..........................$3,071.64 Patricia Keeline ........................................................$2,279.90 Steve Keh ................................................................$1,222.85 Barbara Kelly Living Trust..................................... $12,286.17 Douglas Kempt ..........................................................$750.81 Kathleen Kennedy...................................................$7,934.04 Al Keshishian ...........................................................$4,698.66 Al Keshishian & Mr. & Mrs. Dick Probert ...............$2,399.69 Shirley Ann Kimball .................................................$2,855.57 King’s Canyon Farms Inc.........................................$1,420.27 Brent Kirk ....................................................................$891.23 Lynn Kirkorian ..........................................................$1,575.20 Al Kirkwood & Saundra Kirkwood....................... $23,161.27 Edward Kono...........................................................$1,370.01 Shirley Koon & Mel Koon ..........................................$139.90 Steve Kramer ...........................................................$4,499.18 George Krikorian.................................................. $11,583.23 Richard Allen Kritzski ............................................ $21,721.10 Richard Allen Kritzski & Ed Delaney.......................$3,158.69 Eric Kruljac & Nezi O. Simmons ................................$373.07 Eric Kruljac, Randy Bafus & Dennis Crowley ............$165.82 LeRoy Krum ................................................................$145.08 Michele Kuelbs...........................................................$447.69 Dr. Kim Kuhlmann DVM..........................................$1,174.15 K & N Racing Stable ...............................................$1,467.43 La Jolla Thoroughbred Stables .................................$870.51 Landeros Racing LLC ..............................................$3,104.81 Mark Landgaard .........................................................$286.02 Ron Lang, Lillian Lang & D. Wayne Baker .............$7,388.93 Ronald A Lang & Lillian T Lang ..............................$1,311.46 Curtis C. Lanning & Lila L. Lanning LLC.............. $17,936.60 Dorine Lanza & John R. Lanza............................. $16,371.72 Mr. & Mrs. Dan La Vine ..............................................$211.41 Leatherman Racing, LLC.........................................$3,125.53 Jerry Lee ..................................................................$5,533.94 Gilman Lee ..............................................................$2,849.87 Legacy Ranch Inc ................................................. $21,072.47

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Edie Leone ..............................................................$2,180.42 Lester Family Racing Stable ...................................$4,136.98 Adam Lewis & Paul Lewis .......................................$3,368.04 Leon Lewis & Billy Hipwell.........................................$575.16 Liberty Road Stables, LLC.................................... $44,440.17 Lilley Ranch .................................................................$290.17 Linden Trust .............................................................$1,565.46 Carol A. Lingenfelter ............................................ $11,255.23 Carol A. Lingenfelter, Craig Allen & Katie Allen.......$512.98 Carol Lingenfelter & Joe Stiglich ...........................$1,492.29 Joshua Litt & AJM Racing ......................................$8,489.50 Joshua Litt & Jason Litt...........................................$5,695.59 Howard Litt ..............................................................$5,294.75 Howard Litt & Alexandra Litt ..................................$1,709.92 Litt Family Horse Trust ...............................................$595.88 Litt Family Horse Trust & White Crane Thoroughbred Stable..................$186.54 Little Mountain Stables ..............................................$623.35 Lo Hi Racing Stable & Dick Barton ........................$2,611.52 Barbara J. Lopes ........................................................$414.53 Sebastian R. Lopez & Peggy S. Lopez ......................$310.90 Theodore Loving........................................................$886.06 Terry C. Lovingier ............................................... $107,859.96 Dawn Lucas & Lois Meidinger...................................$121.77 Lucky S Stable & Arleen Weiss..................................$108.81 Frank Ludovina ........................................................$1,529.08 Horacio Lugo..............................................................$654.95 Jane Lytle.................................................................$1,435.30 Larry Mabee ......................................................... $16,791.97 Mike Machowsky.....................................................$4,980.54 Madera Thoroughbreds LLC ............................... $33,404.30 Madera Thoroughbreds & Cliff Naretto ................$2,922.42 Linda Madsen & Joy Seifert ...................................$4,292.95 Madsen, Perez, Seifert, Smith, Savoldi, J. Coccavo & K. Coccavo ..................................$2,370.05 Linda L. Madsen .........................................................$230.58 Magali Ventures, LLC .................................................$721.28 Malibu Valley Farms Inc. .........................................$2,331.72 Malibu Valley Farms, Inc., Arthur Alisi & Mary Alisi ............................................................$851.86 Earle Malley & Sue Hubbard ..................................$2,586.64 Jack Mandato.............................................................$165.81 Baljit K. Mangat .......................................................$3,226.15 Dinesh Maniar ...................................................... $11,811.26 Kendall Mann .............................................................$476.71 Rhoda March & Cliff March .......................................$606.24 Mares’ Nest & Kathleen Nichols .................................$98.45 Todd Marshall & Andrew Molasky .........................$3,755.61 Perry Martin & Steve Coburn ............................ $119,794.07 Jerry Martin & Margaret Martin..............................$1,165.85 Reinaldo A. Martinez...............................................$1,178.81 Lorenzo A. Martinez ................................................$1,016.62 Peter Martinez ............................................................$377.23 Carly Martinez & Jose Godinez.................................$145.08 Lloyd Mason & Robert Jones .............................. $12,457.78 Lloyd Mason & Carole Mason................................$2,641.59 Brett Mason ................................................................$139.90 Massagli & Christensen .............................................$264.26 Andy Mathis ............................................................$3,252.59 Donald Matlock..........................................................$931.65 Harold May & Neale Jensen ..................................$1,228.05 Summer Mayberry ............................................... $15,377.69 Randy McBride...........................................................$253.89 Robert E. Mccabe & Carol Sue Mccabe...................$810.92 Sarah Mccarthy........................................................$1,059.63 Jay McKee ..................................................................$644.58


California-Bred Incentive Awards Ross John Mcleod & Thomas Newton Bell........ $10,112.26 Ross Mcleod ............................................................$6,168.15 Sheila Mcleod..........................................................$5,787.83 Meadowbrook Farms, Inc.......................................$4,912.14 John Mendenhall ....................................................$7,317.45 Carolyn Mendes ......................................................$1,019.74 Mercedes Stables LLC ......................................... $16,637.34 Frank Mermenstein & Elliot Kohn .............................$912.99 Ron Mesaros & Pamela Mesaros ..............................$699.52 Mersad Metanovic .....................................................$290.17 Tony Metaxas ..........................................................$6,914.52 David S. Milch .........................................................$1,276.74 M. Millard.................................................................$2,773.17 Barbara E. Millard....................................................$1,033.72 Jesse Miller Trust & David Miller ............................$1,906.83 Brian Miller..................................................................$150.27 Miraleste, Inc. ..........................................................$1,601.64 Peter Moehrke & Joe MacDougall ...........................$420.33 Ed Moger & Alan Eriksen .......................................$4,742.19 Robert J. Molinaro & Carol Edith Molinaro ..............$420.33 Herb Moniz & Paradise Road Ranch......................$1,020.77 Sherrie A. Monroe & Rose Marie Lewis ....................$792.79 Sherrie A. Monroe & Joseph Borg............................$683.97 Montecito Stables, LLC ..........................................$6,503.92 Mooncoin LLC .........................................................$3,821.94 Moore Racing LLC & CTR Stables LLC..................$4,663.43 Robert Moreno...........................................................$854.96 Harvey B. Moreno ......................................................$340.95 Joseph P. Morey Jr. Revocable Trust................... $28,433.29 Joseph P. Morey Jr. Revocable Trust & William E. Morey.............................................$2,779.40 Bill Morey.................................................................$1,778.32 William J. Morey, Jr. ................................................$5,748.44 Morningside Stable, Steve Heboian & Andrea Heboian .............................................$1,232.18 Mostero Family Trust...............................................$1,437.89 Mr. & Mrs. Clifford D. Moyle...................................$1,290.22 Kristin Mulhall ..........................................................$2,383.54 Al Munari .................................................................$3,833.34 Al Munari & Patrick Gleason........................................$96.90 Jose Luis Murillo & Todd Sheehan.........................$1,211.45 Jack Nakkashian, Harry Bederian & Harout Kamberian ..........................................$4,684.15 Jose L. Naranjo .......................................................$2,706.24 Tony and Suzy Narducci .........................................$1,160.67 Michael Neumann...................................................$2,243.64 Dr. & Mrs. Michael Neumann, Francoise Dupuis & Jeffrey Susskind ................$1,181.40 Mr. & Mrs. Lou Neve ...............................................$3,403.26 Louis Neve............................................................ $11,629.02 Lou Neve & Linda Anderson .....................................$248.72 Nate Newby & Sterling Ferguson.............................$472.56 David B. Newcomb....................................................$335.77 Ted Nichols & Judy Nichols ...................................$4,794.73 John Nicoletti .............................................................$501.58 Rocky Niles ..............................................................$1,507.43 William Nolan .............................................................$165.81 Dennis Nowlan ........................................................$1,131.67 Bob Nugent, Helen Hsieh & Pete Cristof ................$174.62 Oak Hill Farm ....................................................... $18,413.70 Oakcrest Stable .................................................... $10,710.34 Duane C. Offeld .....................................................$1,002.12 Old English Rancho, Patsy Berumen & Sal Berumen....................................................$2,892.37 Old English Rancho ............................................. $52,341.58 Old English Rancho & Berumen ......................... $18,324.17 Old English Rancho, Berumen

& Liberty Road Stables, LLC ..............................$2,300.63 Old English Rancho & Berumen & Perez .................$450.80 Old English Rancho & Bruce Headley ...................$8,272.38 Old English Rancho & Joe Turner..........................$4,568.08 Timothy Francis O’leary ..........................................$2,023.42 Robert F. O’neil ..........................................................$191.72 Robert F. O’neil & Katy Farquharson ........................$970.00 Daniel O’Neill .........................................................$5,356.73 Doug O’Neill & Mark Gorman ...............................$1,181.40 Susan Osborne...........................................................$771.02 Barbara Owens & Jack Owens...............................$9,923.35 Chris Paasch & Bonnie Paasch ...............................$4,328.71 Charley W. Pace ......................................................$1,025.94 Packsaddle Road, LLC ............................................$9,935.18 Palisair Place ............................................................$2,445.71 Paradox Stable ........................................................$2,515.97 Mr. & Mrs. Patrick O. Park.......................................$2,313.56 Joe F. Parker ......................................................... $11,018.65 Mr. & Mrs. Joe Parker ................................................$211.41 Douglas L. Parker, Madison L. Parker & Byron L. Walker ..................................................$932.69 Judi Garf - Partridge and Serenity Oak Farm, LLC..............................$9,461.60 Richard S. Pasko .........................................................$705.73 Pasq & Pasq Inc.......................................................$2,354.01 Alex Paszkeicz....................................................... $44,114.96 Alex Paszkeicz & Patrick Brogan ............................$4,118.94 Steve Pavich & Maria Pavich ..................................$9,670.90 Steve Pavich ............................................................$2,621.89 David J. Payne.........................................................$3,047.82 Cecil Peacock ..........................................................$1,588.25 Deron Pearson............................................................$564.79 Deron Pearson & Fontana Racing, LLC ....................$326.44 William R. Peeples ..................................................$2,283.03 Pasco L. Peluso........................................................$2,955.58 James S. Perham, Ingrid A. Perham & Jay Ar Dee Stables .........................................$1,044.61 Jorge Periban ..........................................................$5,405.41 Pfanner Pfarm Trust ....................................................$518.16 Thomas E. Phillips & Carol A. Phillips & Bill Gray & Jill Gray ............................................$507.80 Piacentino Farms, LP....................................................$96.90 Tonia Piccioni, Tony Valazza & Kenneth L. & Sarah K. Ramsey ................................................$932.69 John Pinner & Louie Rotunno ................................$6,424.34 Milt A. Policzer...................................................... $17,122.66 Milt A. Policzer, Bernie Fleming & Michael Timchenko ........................................$7,192.04 Milt A. Policzer & Geri Minott.................................$2,514.12 Milt A. Policzer & Diane Becker ................................$165.81 Victoria Polzin & Harris Farms ................................$3,023.15 Victoria Polzin & Jeanne Bowers...............................$704.70 Victoria Polzin & Russell Girvin ..................................$489.14 Victoria Polzin & David Mcglothlin............................$290.17 Michael Power............................................................$782.42 William J. Preston.......................................................$808.33 William J. Preston & Malibu Valley Farms, Inc. .....$2,887.70 Mrs. Dick Probert ....................................................$1,516.14 Mr. & Mrs. Dick Probert .............................................$583.44 Kjell Qvale ...............................................................$9,971.55 Racing Edge, Inc. .......................................................$835.27 Shirley Ann Ragle .......................................................$835.27 Rainbow Meadows Farm........................................$4,500.73 Rainbow Meadows Farm & Maggie Fincher.........$1,857.07 Danny Rameriz ...........................................................$108.81 Bob Ramsey ............................................................$3,113.10 Rancho De Los Aviadores.......................................$4,128.69

Rancho San Miguel .................................................$8,203.19 Rancho San Roberto Inc., Tom Galloway & Genaro Vallejo ...................................................$281.36 Rancho Santa Rosa & Roberta Petersen Et. Al.........$775.17 Matthew Rasich .......................................................$1,231.15 Christopher J. Ray ......................................................$113.99 RG Racing Stables or Sergio Ledezma .....................$485.00 Red Baron’s Barn, LLC & A. C. Avila .........................$476.71 Red Baron’s Barn LLC..............................................$8,671.38 Reddam Racing LLC ............................................ $88,720.09 Redding Family Trust .................................................$141.98 Gerald E. Redman...................................................$1,772.10 Scott Regner...............................................................$145.08 Don Rego & Rita Rego ........................................ $11,011.89 Lisa Rehburg...............................................................$186.54 Remmah Racing Inc. ...............................................$5,233.93 Ren-Mar Thoroughbreds Inc. .............................. $12,893.43 Farihan Renno & Dennis McCarty.............................$186.54 Robert Reseigne.........................................................$943.05 Rhianon Farms, Inc. & Don C. Smith .................. $14,819.68 Rhianon Farms, Inc. & Gloria Haley Smith.............$6,010.64 Rhianon Farms, Inc.....................................................$585.52 Valerie Rhoden ........................................................$3,472.69 Robert Richardson......................................................$891.23 Riders Up Racing Stable Llc....................................$1,384.52 Ridgeley Farm LLC............................................... $18,306.04 Michael J. Riley........................................................$1,730.65 River Edge Farm, Inc............................................ $10,075.07 River View Farms LLC .............................................$8,910.89 Beth Rivera ..............................................................$2,961.39 Sam Rizzo....................................................................$174.10 RL Management, Inc..................................................$893.83 RLI Investment Inc. ..................................................$5,902.32 Tom Roberts ............................................................$4,124.55 Trevor Roberts .........................................................$2,785.10 Debra Robertson & Keith Pronske .........................$2,420.84 Jim Robinson...........................................................$8,538.23 Jim Robinson & Robert Bone.................................$4,624.56 Jim Robinson, Robert Bone, Ron Brewer & Jim Lyberger ...................................................$2,815.17 Robomar Racing Stable & Lloyd Mason...................$476.71 Robomar Racing Stables ........................................$2,009.43 Dana Lee Rocheford ...............................................$4,665.50 Diane Rochelle ...........................................................$362.71 Rod Rodriguez & Lorraine Rodriguez ................. $19,396.64 Gus Rodriguez Sr & Suzanne Rodriguez ..................$522.30 Michael Anthony Rodriguez ........................................$95.34 Chance Rollins & Paige Schvaneveldt ................ $12,211.95 Bruce G. Rose, Alan Aidekman & Christopher Whelpley .......................................$932.69 Richard Rosenberg..................................................$5,104.07 Rosenthal Ranch Trust..................................................$96.90 Rosoff Bailey Horse Business..................................$1,687.64 Nat Rubinfeld & Alma Rubinfeld...............................$696.40 Run For The Roses, Llc............................................$5,283.14 Running Luck Ranch, LLC .................................... $13,281.46 Running Horse Equine Training & Wellness Center LLC ......................................$3,792.93 Randi Sackett & Rick Sackett .....................................$854.96 John Sadler..............................................................$9,596.30 Lola J. Sample .........................................................$2,317.21 San Juan Thoroughbreds .......................................$1,906.83 Armando Sanchez......................................................$826.98 Carl T. Sandberg & Geeta Sandberg ........................$430.08 M. S. Sandhu ...........................................................$1,790.24 Tony Sardo...............................................................$4,851.61 Herman Sarkowsky & Martin J. Wygod.............. $13,277.81

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California-Bred Incentive Awards Say Racing, LLC..........................................................$472.56 George Schmitt & Mary Clare Schmitt ............... $23,140.37 George Schmitt & Phil Lebherz..............................$5,668.66 George Schmitt .......................................................$1,621.84 George Schmitt, Mary Clare Schmitt, Stan Hodge & Richard Meister..........................$1,022.84 Eric Schneider..........................................................$1,357.06 Schroeder Farms, LLC ............................................$8,037.68 George H. Schwary Trust ........................................$1,243.58 George & Martha Schwary Racing, LLC ...................$186.54 Donna Seaman...........................................................$619.73 Lee Searing & Susan Searing .............................. $52,527.46 Lee Searing.................................................................$945.12 Sebold Racing, LLC.................................................$3,357.66 Seltzer Thoroughbreds, LLC...................................$2,727.59 Sam Semkin & Dahana Klerer ...................................$767.39 Mike Settipane ...........................................................$455.98 Selman Shaby.............................................................$331.62 Kaleem Shah, Inc.....................................................$9,673.10 Thomas Shapiro ......................................................$2,798.06 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Shapiro ...............................$2,020.82 Todd Sheehan .........................................................$1,050.30 Patrick Sheehy ............................................................$649.77 Ernest Sherman .......................................................$1,853.56 Scott Sherwood Blinkers On Racing .........................$295.35 Shields Thoroughbreds, Inc.......................................$638.37 Nicholas J. Sibilio & Debbie L. Sibilio....................$3,714.17 Howard & Janet Siegel Racing LLC .................... $10,069.37 Jeff Siegel ................................................................$4,286.21 Howard Siegel .........................................................$1,720.29 Jack Sims .................................................................$2,026.00 Clifford Sise & Hidden Meadows Farm, LLC............$642.52 Clifford Sise.................................................................$148.71 Skip & Zipp Racing, LLC, Gilman Racing & Magali Farms, LLC ..........................................$6,935.02 Sky Chase Farm.................................................... $14,972.72 Sky Chase Farm & TNIP LLC ..................................$7,420.04 Skyline Stables.........................................................$1,691.26 Skyline Stables & Alex Solis II ....................................$522.30 SLU, Inc. ................................................................ $20,717.87 Sommer Smith.........................................................$1,566.91 Vel Smith ..................................................................$1,148.24 Andy Smolich & Marilyn Smolich ...........................$2,230.16 Walther Solis ............................................................$6,359.86 Diana G. Somerton ....................................................$705.73 Glenn Sorgenstein .....................................................$808.33 Southern Equine Stables LLC.................................$1,438.40 Dave Spaulding & Carmel G. Spaulding..............$1,207.31 Steve Specht ........................................................ $22,898.27 Steve Specht & Daniel O’neill ...................................$497.44 Special T Thoroughbreds, Inc. ............................ $15,999.09 Special T Thoroughbreds Inc. & Jaime A. Harris .......$96.90 Sean Speck & Barbara Speck .................................$9,451.21 Richard A. Stanford, Sr. ..............................................$269.45 Teresa Elizabeth Stapleton .....................................$3,606.38 Roger Stein ........................................................... $25,083.04 Larry Stein ................................................................$1,187.10 Stein Stables, Inc. ....................................................$2,448.82 Heinz H. Steinmann ............................................. $21,445.05 Elizabeth Stevens .......................................................$625.94 Gary Stevenson, Morley N. O’Sullivan & Nezi O. Simmons...............................................$516.09 Jeff Stiefel ................................................................$7,758.40 Michael Stiehr & Cliff Naretto, DVM ......................$3,041.60 Megan M. Stiehr .....................................................$1,037.35 Megan Stiehr & Julie Berta ...................................$1,741.02

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Megan Stiehr, Michael Stiehr & Julie Berta ..............$440.44 Joseph Stiglich ........................................................$4,706.96 Scott Stiteler ............................................................$3,091.85 Hugh C. Stone............................................................$130.58 Stone Ridge Farm ...................................................$8,661.55 Leonard Strandley ...................................................$1,778.32 Shirley Jean Streiff & Gary Ives..................................$700.55 Annabelle Stute.......................................................$2,036.36 Pablo Suarez & Michelle Suarez .............................$4,259.27 Sunset Stables .........................................................$1,477.37 Sutherland Farm, Inc...............................................$1,827.04 Jack Swain ..................................................................$587.08 Lita Marie Tabish & Steve Hartshorn.........................$696.40 Gene Tagliaferri .......................................................$3,398.08 Tailwind Racing, Inc.................................................$4,224.03 Jo Ann Talaugon ........................................................$823.88 Joann Talaugon & Garrie Thompson........................$172.55 Nick Tamborrino.........................................................$331.62 Rod Tange & Danny Haramoto.................................$529.04 Edward Tannenbaum & Bud Petrick ......................$2,611.52 Mark Tatch ...............................................................$7,169.76 Karen & Mickey Taylor LLC.....................................$1,637.38 Rick Taylor ...................................................................$328.00 Allen Tepper ............................................................$5,965.05 Joe Tevis ..................................................................$2,347.78 William D. Thead ....................................................$2,945.22 G. W. Thomas.............................................................$269.44 Raymond G. Thompson & Roseanna M Thompson .................................$1,601.13 Melanie Thompson .................................................$1,264.30 Gary Thompson ......................................................$1,181.40 David M. Thompson ..................................................$124.36 Walter J. Thomson .....................................................$354.94 Three Cent Stables ....................................................$139.90 Harold Tillema & Pamela Tillema ...........................$5,948.46 John Tipton .............................................................$1,275.29 Tlahpsa Racing & Jim Hebert.................................$1,872.10 Ralph Edward Todd & Aury Todd ..........................$2,561.78 Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC................... $136,035.67 Richard E. Traverso & Tom Stewart ...........................$165.81 Tricar Stables, Inc........................................................$172.55 Grant S. Truman & Paul A. Truman ........................$1,811.48 Stuart Tsujimoto ......................................................$4,628.19 Tumbledown Farm Racing LLC .................................$383.44 Joe Turner................................................................$4,223.52 Shawn Turner & Monte Pyle ...................................$3,150.40 Shawn Turner...........................................................$2,184.56 Roy L. Tyra................................................................$6,217.37 Jimmy Ukegawa & Mike Mitchell..............................$124.36 Stan Uragami & Stuart Tsujimoto ...........................$1,370.02 Doug Utley & Ann McCurdy ..................................$1,819.25 Peter Vajda ..............................................................$3,899.67 Martin Valenzuela Jr. & Cliff Naretto .........................$664.27 Donald Valpredo .................................................. $17,162.95 Donald Valpredo & Sally Valpredo ........................$4,062.36 Carlee Van Kempen ................................................$4,642.69 Ruben Vazquez...........................................................$236.28 Venneri Racing, Inc. & Flintridge Stables...............$3,643.69 Mark Verge & Marjorie Post-Dye ...........................$2,143.10 Vessels Stallion Farm LLC .................................... $15,311.60 Vessels Stallion Farm & Bill Thead ............................$994.35 Gaston Alberto Villalba..............................................$410.38 Vinewood Farms .....................................................$4,663.43 Barbara Walker ...........................................................$796.93 Eric M. Waller & Sharon J. Waller........................ $10,259.53 Walnut View Farms, Inc. ............................................$721.27

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Peter Anthony Walski..............................................$3,100.66 Mr. & Mrs. Peter A. Walski ......................................$1,326.48 Wesley Ward & John Ray Haagsma ......................$1,714.60 Bud Warder & Peggy Stevens................................$1,658.12 Benjamin C. Warren ............................................. $72,549.71 Donald Warren ...........................................................$696.40 Ron Watchorn, James L. Honore, John L. Morrow & Fast Lane Farms .....................$236.28 Martin Waterman ....................................................$1,989.73 Martin Waterman & Jimmy Oman............................$145.08 Kenneth Waters..........................................................$732.68 Robbie S. Waters........................................................$255.97 John Watson............................................................$3,367.00 Jerry Weaver ..............................................................$248.72 Dr. Jack Weinstein...................................................$4,534.93 Michael Wellman & Cory Wellman ..................... $14,769.48 Michael Wellman, Cory Wellman & Harris Farms, Inc. ............................................$3,175.29 W. R. Whitehouse & Willie Galvan ............................$129.54 Janis R. Whitham.....................................................$3,482.02 Ed Wiebe DVM .......................................................$1,057.04 Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams .............................. $114,546.14 Mack Williams & Greg Payne ....................................$146.12 Mike Willman & Norma Vermeer...........................$4,511.10 Willow Tree Farm, Inc. ............................................$4,398.12 David W. Wilson & Holly F. Wilson ........................$7,403.44 Andy Wilson & Laurie Wilson....................................$762.73 Windfall Farms ........................................................$3,253.02 Wine Alot Stables ......................................................$352.35 Janine Wineman & Todd Munson ............................$683.97 Becky Winemiller .......................................................$880.87 Charles Winner, Paul Mandabach & David Bienstock .................................................$165.81 Winning Ways Stable & Cardiff Farm Management Corp. .....................$198.97 Cliff Wood & Richard Frank TerKeurst ...................$2,430.18 Greg Wood .............................................................$4,178.42 Jason W. Wood & Candace A. Wood ...................$1,040.98 Woodbridge Farm ..................................................$2,611.52 Woodbridge Farm & David Besenfelder ..............$1,181.40 Woodbridge Farm & James Eaton........................$3,328.14 Woodbridge Farm & Clay Elrod ...............................$797.97 Woodbridge Farm & Gloria Haley............................$687.08 Woodbridge Farm & Lilley Ranch..........................$1,479.34 Woodbridge Farm, Lilley Ranch & Bnd Thoroughbreds ..........................................$145.08 Woodbridge Farm, Lilley Ranch & M. A. Douzos ..................................................$1,310.94 Charlotte M. Wrather ..............................................$7,976.32 Daryl Anthony Wright ................................................$455.98 Robert Wright.............................................................$248.72 Pam & Martin Wygod .......................................... $57,425.54 Martin J. Wygod & Russell Drake .............................$936.83 W. L. Yates & Barbara Yates ....................................$1,873.66 Y-Lo Racing Stables, LLC ..................................... $14,637.04 Steve Young .................................................................$96.90 Patricia Youngman ..................................................$5,206.46 Patricia Zacker & Ellen Hughes ..............................$2,120.30 Chris Zennedjian, Heather Zennedjian & Eddie Zennedjian ...........................................$4,062.35 Pamela C. Ziebarth .............................................. $13,638.13 William Henry Ziering .............................................$9,646.45 B & B Zietz Stables, Inc. ....................................... $42,484.23

Total = $4,746,819.07


California-Bred Incentive Awards

TOP 20 2014 CALIFORNIA STALLION AWARDS RECIPIENTS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Unusual Heat Tribal Rule Lucky Pulpit Benchmark Decarchy Bertrando Ministers Wild Cat Vronsky Square Eddie Papa Clem

$162,218.63 $161,068.53 $123,217.53 $75,854.09 $67,359.68 $63,751.01 $53,302.84 $47,634.37 $47,449.55 $41,356.52

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Old Topper Beau Genius Peppered Cat Marino Marini In Excess (Ire) Tizbud Cindago Cyclotron Good Journey Affrmative

$33,375.64 $33,152.08 $32,928.75 $31,392.02 $30,493.21 $29,675.82 $24,871.97 $23,725.79 $21,312.23 $20,510.22

ALPHABETICAL 2014 CALIFORNIA STALLION AWARDS RECIPIENTS STALLION Affrmative Alymagic Anziyan Royalty Atticus Awesome Gambler Beau Genius Bedford Falls Benchmark Bertrando Birdonthewire Brave Cat Bushwacker Cee’s Tizzy Cindago Comic Strip Council Member Cyclotron Decarchy Desert Code Dixie Chatter Don’tsellmeshort E Z Warrior Emerald Creme Freespool Fullbridled Game Plan Globalize Good Journey Gotham City Grazen

RANK 20 46 34 41 74 12 43 4 6 55 69 68 44 17 27 63 18 5 37 25 76 84 73 28 47 32 31 19 58 23

STALLION Houston Idiot Proof In Excess (Ire) Iron Cat Jet West Kafwain Lucky J. H. Lucky Pulpit Marino Marini McCann’s Mojave Michael’s Flyer Ministers Wild Cat Muqtarib Northern Devil Oh Tanner Old Topper Olmodavor Olympio Onebadshark Our New Recruit Papa Clem Peppered Cat Perfect Mandate Popular Rio Verde Roar Roi Charmant Salt Lake Sapphire Cat Sea of Secrets

RANK 85 36 15 67 72 40 21 3 14 24 86 7 60 80 78 11 79 64 52 82 10 13 66 45 61 51 53 75 65 49

STALLION Siberian Summer Silic (Fr) Singletary Sky Terrace Sought After Southern Image Spensive Square Eddie Stormin Fever Stormy Jack Suances (GB) Surf Cat Swiss Yodeler Tannersmyman Taskmaster Terrell The Good Life The Pamplemousse Thisnearlywasmine Time to Get Even Tizbud Tough Game Trapper Tribal Rule Unusual Heat Vronsky Western Fame Whatsthescript (Ire)

RANK 54 42 83 71 30 38 59 9 26 81 62 48 22 29 88 39 87 70 50 77 16 57 56 2 1 8 35 33

88 Stallions

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California-Bred Incentive Awards

EARNINGS 2014 CALIFORNIA STALLION AWARDS RECIPIENTS 1

Unusual Heat

Unusual Heat Syndicate

2

Tribal Rule

Ballena Vista Farm & River Edge Operating LLC

$161,068.53

48

3

Lucky Pulpit

Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams

$123,217.53

49

46

Alymagic

Daehling Ranch LLC

$7,069.82

47

Fullbridled

Barbara Kelly

$6,970.35

Surf Cat

Aase Headley

$6,509.01

Sea of Secrets

Ballena Vista Farm or Victory Rose Thoroughbreds

$6,473.07

4

Benchmark

Ballena Vista Farm

$75,854.09

5

Decarchy

Magali Farms, LLC

$67,359.68

50

Thisnearlywasmine

Daehling Ranch LLC/Jon Denson

$6,343.52

6

Bertrando

Bertrando Syndicate

$63,751.01

51

Roar

Raul Lottero

$6,107.83

7

Ministers Wild Cat

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC

$53,302.84

52

Onebadshark

Jim Atwell & Harris Barton

$6,107.83

8

Vronsky

Old English Rancho & Berumen

$47,634.37

53

Roi Charmant

B & B Zietz Stables, Inc.

$6,047.34

9 10

54

$162,218.63

Square Eddie

Reddam Racing LLC

$47,449.55

54

Siberian Summer

Bobbie Kay Davis or Ellen Jackson

$5,677.91

Papa Clem

Papa Clem Syndicate

$41,356.52

55

Birdonthewire

Madera Thoroughbreds

$5,616.40

11

Old Topper

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC

$33,375.64

56

Trapper

Joseph P. Morey Jr. Revocable Trust

$5,596.34

12

Beau Genius

Ballena Vista Farm

$33,152.08

57

Tough Game

Jeff Finkel & Valerie Rhoden

$5,480.18

13

Peppered Cat

Alex Paszkeicz

$32,928.75

58

Gotham City

Daehling Ranch LLC/Arthur Lemay

$4,464.87

14

Marino Marini

Rancho San Miguel

$31,392.02

59

Spensive

Y-Lo Racing Stables, LLC

$3,991.66

15

In Excess (Ire)

In Excess Syndicate

$30,493.21

60

Muqtarib

William DeBurgh

$3,861.28

16

Tizbud

Pamela Ziebarth

$29,675.82

61

Rio Verde

Terry C. Lovingier

$3,861.28

17

Cindago

Lee & Susan Searing

$24,871.97

62

Suances (GB)

Red Baron’s Barn LLC

$3,760.98

18

Cyclotron

Headley, I. Molasky, Greenspun & Old English Rancho

63

Council Member

Karen & Mickey Taylor LLC

$3,720.87

$23,725.79

64

Olympio

John Zamora

$3,144.18

19

Good Journey

Magali Farms, LLC/Leatherman Racing $21,312.23

65

Sapphire Cat

John Antonelli

$3,089.02

20

Affrmative

BG Stable or Hector Palma

$20,510.22

66

Perfect Mandate

Perfect Mandate Syndicate

$2,908.49

67

Iron Cat

AJM Properties

$2,808.20

21

Lucky J. H.

Harris Farm

$19,681.64

22

Swiss Yodeler

Heinz H. Steinmann

$18,607.16

68

Bushwacker

Terry C. Lovingier

$2,808.20

23

Grazen

Nick Alexander

$18,204.99

69

Brave Cat

George Schmitt

$2,808.20

24

McCann’s Mojave

Willman or Specht or Mandel or Padilla $17,713.39

70

The Pamplemousse

The Pamplemousse Syndicate

$2,808.20

25

Dixie Chatter

Dixie Chatter Syndicate

$17,073.19

71

Sky Terrace

William L. Hedrick

$2,795.67

26

Stormin Fever

Golden Eagle Farm

$16,810.34

72

Jet West

Arthur E. Lemay

$2,356.88

27

Comic Strip

Rancho San Miguel & Dr. Bill Gray DVM $15,458.49

73

Emerald Creme

William L. Hedrick

$2,286.68

28

Freespool

Desperado Stables Inc.

$15,404.14

74

Awesome Gambler

Terry Lovingier & Peter Walski

$2,005.86

29

Tannersmyman

Jim Eaton

$14,971.22

75

Salt Lake

Golden Eagle Farm

$1,813.30

30

Sought After

Miraleste Inc.

$14,676.20

76

Don’tsellmeshort

Running Luck Ranch, LLC

$1,759.31

31

Globalize

Litt, Todaro, Hollendorfer or Jackson

$12,837.84

77

Time to Get Even

Terry Lovingier

$1,504.39

32

Game Plan

Game Plan Syndicate

$12,506.53

78

Oh Tanner

William L. Hedrick

$1,434.19

33

Whatsthescript (Ire)

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds

$11,613.91

79

Olmodavor

Olmodavor Syndicate

$1,358.13

34

Anziyan Royalty

Nick Cafarchia

$11,032.21

80

Northern Devil

Joseph A. Duffel

$1,303.81

35

Western Fame

Arthur E. Lemay & Mark Mariani

$10,837.32

81

Stormy Jack

Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms, LP

$1,253.66

36

Idiot Proof

Victory Rose Thoroughbreds

$10,539.11

82

Our New Recruit

Lee & Susan Searing

$1,153.37

37

Desert Code

Desert Code Syndicate

$10,116.04

83

Singletary

Singletary Syndicate

$852.49

38

Southern Image

Rancho San Miguel

$10,023.44

84

E Z Warrior

George Krikorian/Zayat Stables

$852.49

39

Terrell

Roger Stein

$9,712.53

85

Houston

Dinesh Maniar

$852.49

40

Kafwain

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC

$8,964.51

86

Michael’s Flyer

Ellen Jackson

$852.49

41

Atticus

Richard Barton Ent./Suarez Racing

$8,085.95

87

The Good Life

Jose Naranjo

$707.57

88

Taskmaster

Stuart Tsujimoto

$656.08

42

Silic (Fr)

Davis Cup Thoroughbreds LLC

$8,037.97

43

Bedford Falls

Bedford Falls Partnership

$7,793.43

44

Cee’s Tizzy

Cee’s Stable LLC

$7,622.26

45

Popular

Rod & Lorraine Rodriguez

$7,586.67

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Total = $1,584,394.85


Winners MARCH 17, 2015 – APRIL 13, 2015 3YOS & UP Affrmative—Lady Assassin: Warren's Joe T. (24-4), g, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 3/28, 1 1/8mi, 1:52.59, $7,800. Alymagic—Moogie: Moogie Woogie (5-3), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 4/5, 1mi, 1:38.28, $12,240. Bedford Falls—Onemorefortheroad: Onemoresweetkiss (11-3), m, 5 yo, Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races, AOC, 3/25, 4 1/2f, 52.88, $16,140. Bertrando—River Gold: Derby Gold (50-19), h, 6 yo, Parx Racing, AOC, 3/29, 6f, 1:11.26, $27,600. Birdonthewire—Kathryns Birthday: Sheer Pleasure (5-3), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, STK, Evening Jewel S., 4/4, 6 1/2f, 1:17.09, $110,000. Comic Strip—Light Whitening: Light One (22-7), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 3/28, 6f, 1:10.12, $21,060. Comic Strip—Honoree Lady: Handfull (22-7), m, 6 yo, Santa Anita Park, SHP, March Madness Starter H., 3/28, 1 1/8mi (T), 1:48.31, $29,364. Crafty C. T.—Lucy's Wild Again: Slycy (5-2), g, 8 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 4/12, 5f (T), 57.37, $7,800. Decarchy—Ringading: Motown Men (60-18), g, 6 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 4/10, 1mi, 1:35.30, $46,800. Decarchy—Mink Kiss: Stole a Kiss (60-18), f, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, STR, 4/10, 1 1/8mi (T), 1:49.94, $21,600. Decarchy—Madam: My Monet (60-18), f, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 4/12, 1mi, 1:36.94, $45,240. Don'tsellmeshort—Reina Xochilt: Elmonte Cristo (25-8), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 4/12, 6f, 1:9.96, $21,060. Fullbridled—Dixiegrace: Full Dancer (5-3), g, 6 yo, Oaklawn Park, AOC, 4/3, 1 1/16mi, 1:43.98, $41,400. Game Plan—Ashley's Folly: Ashleyluvssugar (14-4), g, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, STK, San Luis Rey S. (gr. IIT ), 3/21, 1 1/2mi (T), 2:25.78, $120,000. Game Plan—Dancing Spray: Best Laid Plans (14-4), g, 7 yo, Fonner Park, STR, 4/4, 6 1/2f, 1:20.80, $4,740. Good Journey—Kind Friends: One Night Wonder (34-12), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 4/5, 6f, 1:10.34, $12,240. Good Journey—Goodtobehome: Home Journey (34-12), m, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, STK, Las Cienegas S. (gr. IIIT ), 4/11, about 6 1/2f, 1:13.09, $60,000. Indy Film—Subtle Star: A P Phantom (2-1), g, 5 yo, Turf Paradise, ALW, 4/4, 7 1/2f (T), 1:30.67, $8,299. Iron Cat—Alice May: Queen Kate (8-4), m, 5 yo, Turf Paradise, ALW, 3/24, 6f, 1:9.03, $9,920. Jet West—Here Comes Eli: No More Twinkies (10-2), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 4/3, 5f (T), 57.50, $21,060. Kafwain—Shout to the North: Head South (51-20), g, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 3/27, 5 1/2f, 1:4.52, $34,800. Langfuhr—Shield: Brave Act (131-41), g, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, STR, 3/29, 1 1/16mi, 1:43.27, $19,800. Lawyer Ron—Gold Empress: Piccolo Prince (30-10), g, 6 yo, Rillito, ALW, 3/28, 4f, 46.15, $1,705. Lucky Pulpit—Deja Views: Lucky Views (56-19), g, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, STR, 4/9, 1 1/8mi (T), 1:48.84, $21,600.

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Marino Marini—Violet Brook: Rebecca's Surprise (37-15), m, 5 yo, Gulfstream Park, SOC, 3/20, 6 1/2f, 1:18.65, $10,200. Marino Marini—Faxene: Marino's Wild Cat (37-15), g, 6 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 3/29, 6f, 1:9.03, $25,740. Midnight Lute—Casino Gold: Gimme Da Lute (65-24), c, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, STK, Echo Eddie S., 4/4, 6 1/2f, 1:14.64, $110,000. Ministers Wild Cat—Last Girl Standing: At Last a Wildcat (59-23), g, 6 yo, Rillito, SST, Dr. Dale Shirley Memorial S., 3/22, 5 1/2f, 1:7.37, $2,640. Mizzen Mast—Gone to Party: Judge Carr (76-23), g, 5 yo, Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort, AOC, 4/8, 5 1/2f, 1:5.58, $10,044. Mongol Warrior—Brrneedfur: Warrens Puppy Love (3-1), f, 4 yo, Sunland Park, ALW, 4/4, 6f, 1:9.04, $17,484. Northern Devil—Fresadora: Red Hot Rocket (6-3), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 4/5, 6f, 1:10.45, $12,240. Old Topper—Chati Valley: Chati's On Top (30-14), f, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, ALW, 3/19, 1mi (T), 1:36.55, $34,800. Onebadshark—Wild Shenanigans: Chicsdigtheshark (8-4), g, 6 yo, Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races, AOC, 3/28, 1 1/16mi, 1:48.38, $16,140. Peppered Cat—Crown This Lady: Pepper Crown (14-5), h, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 4/5, 1mi, 1:36.57, $25,740. Redattore (BRZ)—Dreamy Jeanie: Eagle Screams (29-8), g, 6 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 4/3, 1 1/16mi, 1:44.12, $22,620. Salt Lake—Red Neck Gal: Lake Piru (9-5), f, 4 yo, Rillito, ALW, 3/21, 4f, 46.15, $2,090. Scat Daddy—More Mascara: Hypnatique (98-28), c, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 3/22, 6f, 1:10.00, $21,060. Scat Daddy—More Mascara: Hypnatique (98-28), c, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 4/12, 6f, 1:10.07, $22,620. Silic (FR)—Local Law: Wild in the Saddle (18-6), m, 6 yo, Santa Anita Park, STK, Dream of Summer S., 3/22, 1mi, 1:36.73, $60,000. Silic (FR)—Gee Honey: Chase Man (18-6), g, 5 yo, Turf Paradise, STR, 3/29, 1mi, 1:38.14, $4,557. Sought After—Trotinette: Masochistic (16-4), g, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, STK, Kona Gold S. (gr. II ), 4/11, 6 1/2f, 1:14.69, $120,000. Square Eddie—Smoove: Smoove It (34-10), f, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 4/3, about 6 1/2f, 1:12.66, $46,800. Square Eddie—Categorize: Discatsonthesquare (34-10), f, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 4/9, 5 1/2f, 1:4.27, $34,800. Swiss Yodeler—La Fresa: It's Aine (44-15), m, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 3/26, about 6 1/2f, 1:13.93, $34,800. Taskmaster—Next Girl: Naomi's Gift (4-3), g, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, AOC, 4/8, about 7 1/2f, 1:29.86, $8,299. Tizbud—Dayglogreen: Tizpat (27-8), g, 6 yo, Sunland Park, CST, Adios Amigos Claiming S., 4/13, 1 1/4mi, 2:4.03, $15,360. Tribal Rule—Serena's Echo: Tribal Echo (100-47), g, 3 yo, Fonner Park, ALW, 3/22, 6f, 1:14.00, $5,100. Tribal Rule—Whitewinesipper: A Toast to You (100-47), g, 6 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 3/22, 6f, 1:9.90, $22,620. Tribal Rule—Shady Lady Dancer: Zinvor (100-47), g, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, ALW, 4/4, 1mi (T), 1:35.54, $34,800.

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Tribal Rule—Atomic Number: Atomic Rule (100-47), g, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 4/4, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:43.98, $21,060. Tribal Rule—Creole Delights: Tribal Delight (100-47), m, 6 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 4/9, 5f, 58.56, $21,060. Tribal Rule—Princess Lianna: Adriatic Skye (100-47), m, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 4/10, 5f (T), 57.55, $7,800. Tribal Rule—Serena's Echo: Tribal Echo (100-47), g, 3 yo, Fonner Park, STK, Baxter S., 4/11, 6f, 1:15.20, $6,090. Unbridled Native—On the Snap: Sidepocket Run (2-1), m, 6 yo, Santa Anita Park, STR, 3/29, about 6 1/2f, 1:13.54, $21,600. Unusual Heat—Silver Lining: Saint Mamie (74-29), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 4/5, 5f, 58.45, $12,240. Unusual Heat—Craven Cottage: Bobby Z Man (74-29), g, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, ALW, 4/10, about 6 1/2f, 1:13.54, $45,240. Vronsky—Craven Cottage: Lindz Winz (34-14), m, 7 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 3/19, 5 1/2f, 1:3.56, $7,800. Vronsky—Woman's Intuition: Intuitive Nature (34-14), g, 8 yo, Turf Paradise, ALW, 3/21, 6 1/2f, 1:17.46, $8,385.

MAIDENS A. P. Warrior—Bouquet of Roses: Rose Warrior (40-13), g, 4 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 3/21, 4 1/2f, 51.92, $3,480. Artie Schiller—Jitterbug Jan: Kaepernicking (69-14), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 4/2, 1mi (T), 1:39.78, $7,800. Bertrando—Heart of Whimsy: Your Bertrando (50-19), g, 6 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 3/20, 5f, 59.18, $3,850. Bertrando—Beaulena: Mr. Takahashi (50-19), c, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 3/29, 6f, 1:11.12, $8,400. Birdonthewire—Tessaluci: Tester (5-3), g, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 3/22, 7f, 1:23.98, $11,400. Bushwacker—Guise Cliff: Laff Itup Fuzzball (15-2), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 3/26, 5f, 59.39, $3,850. Council Member—Wickednwackyingrid: Hyperbolizer (21-9), g, 3 yo, Fonner Park, MSW, 4/12, 6f, 1:15.40, $4,440.

CYCLOTRON Old English Rancho (909) 947 3911 Cyclotron—Honey Bee Lucky: Gold Locket (13-5), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 3/22, 6 1/2f, 1:18.63, $13,800. Cyclotron—Could She: He Will (13-5), c, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 4/4, 6 1/2f, 1:16.99, $18,600.

DECARCHY Magali Farms (805) 693 1777 www.magalifarms.com Decarchy—Troubleinshangrila: Decantered (60-18), g, 4 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 3/31, 6 1/2f, 1:17.42, $3,789.


The accompanying list includes runners that are California-foaled 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. A sire’s year to date starters and winners are shown in parentheses following the winner’s name.

DESERT CODE Harris Farms (800) 311 6211 www.harrisfarms.com Desert Code—Tea Cakes: Codacious (30-14), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 3/28, 5 1/2f, 1:3.61, $33,600. Desert Code—Gonna Be a Beaute: Beautiful Desert (30-14), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 4/9, 5f, 1:0.17, $3,850. Don'tsellmeshort—It's Twilight Time: Autumn Twilight (25-8), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 4/12, 1mi, 1:38.60, $33,600. Flower Alley—Sheila's Prospect: Prospector Alley (81-29), g, 4 yo, Parx Racing, MCL, 4/11, 6f, 1:15.36, $14,400. Forest Command—Valdoura (FR): Valdoura's Command (2-1), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 4/3, 6f, 1:12.09, $8,400. Globalize—Lighten Up Rule: Lighten the World (14-6), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 4/12, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:47.85, $7,800. Grazen—My Maloof Rocker: Rocker (17-8), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 4/2, 1mi (T), 1:39.15, $7,800. Grazen—Trigonometry: Grayden (17-8), g, 4 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 4/11, 4 1/2f, 52.37, $3,315.

IDIOT PROOF Victory Rose Thoroughbreds (707) 678 6580 www.victoryrose.com Idiot Proof—A P Charlie: Indian Proof (10-6), f, 4 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 3/28, 4 1/2f, 52.76, $3,425. Kafwain—Polar Kid: Ice Cold (51-20), f, 3 yo, Sunland Park, MCL, 3/30, 5 1/2f, 1:4.07, $5,520. Latin American—Only a Moment: Latin's Clock (2-1), m, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 3/28, 5 1/2f, 1:4.98, $4,950.

LUCKY J.H. Harris Farms (800) 311 6211 www.harrisfarms.com Lucky J. H.—Sea Tempest: Tempetuous (24-9), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 3/28, 6f, 1:12.01, $4,400. Lucky J. H.—Beyond Brite: Beyond Lucky (24-9), f, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 4/12, 5f, 58.63, $11,400.

Lucky Pulpit—Shes a Real Keeper: He's a Real Keeper (56-19), g, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 4/3, 1mi, 1:39.54, $11,400. Lucky Pulpit—Yerevan Storm: Lucky Mark (56-19), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 4/10, 5 1/2f, 1:5.57, $4,950. Ministers Wild Cat—She Sings: She Hums (59-23), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 3/26, 5 1/2f, 1:5.86, $18,600.

MR.BROAD BLADE Magali Farms (805) 693 1777 www.magalifarms.com Mr. Broad Blade—Master Blaster: Deal Master (3-1), g, 5 yo, Fonner Park, MSW, 4/11, 1mi, 1:47.00, $4,440. Olmodavor—Tiz a Clean Sweep: Stormpocalyse (29-6), f, 3 yo, Fonner Park, MCL, 4/10, 6f, 1:17.40, $2,400. One Man Army—On the Route: Militant (6-3), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 3/19, 6f, 1:11.50, $4,400. One Man Army—Skyward Melody: Toonz (6-3), f, 4 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 3/20, 4 1/2f, 53.59, $3,480. The Pamplemousse—Linda Eder: Air Baca (9-2), g, 3 yo, Mahoning Valley Race Course, MCL, 3/23, 5f, 1:2.01, $5,135. Papa Clem—Celestial Being: Bound for Heaven (46-12), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 3/20, 5 1/2f, 1:4.81, $4,950. Papa Clem—Reregister: Individual Design (46-12), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 3/27, 1mi, 1:39.51, $7,800. Pure Thrill—Rich Reality: Fancy Brandi (1-1), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 4/9, 5 1/2f, 1:6.64, $4,950. Roman Commander—Quicksoni: Ill Tell You What (3-1), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 4/10, 5 1/2f, 1:5.29, $13,800.

STORMY JACK Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms L.P. (951) 201 2278 www.brazeauthoroughbredfarms.com

Terrell—Grace Gryder: Rabbi Lou (22-6), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 4/4, 5 1/2f, 1:5.95, $4,400. Thorn Song—Kalookan Dream: Dream Serenade (5-1), f, 3 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 3/28, 4 1/2f, 52.89, $3,535. Time to Get Even—Tarheel Woman: Time Toget Ahead (12-5), g, 3 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 3/27, 4 1/2f, 52.01, $3,480. Trapper—Doubloon City: Double Switch (10-5), c, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 4/9, 1mi, 1:40.82, $9,000. Tribal Rule—Hillwalker: Hill Tribe (100-47), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 3/21, 1mi, 1:40.84, $3,850. Tribal Rule—Sonoma Bred: Rule He Will (100-47), g, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 4/11, 6f, 1:9.43, $33,600.

UNUSUAL HEAT Harris Farms (800) 311 6211 www.harrisfarms.com Unusual Heat—Style of the Year: McHeat (74-29), c, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 3/22, about 6 1/2f, 1:13.59, $33,600. Unusual Heat—Foreverinthegame: Eternal Flame (74-29), c, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 4/11, 1mi (T), 1:39.55, $20,280.

VRONSKY Old English Rancho (909) 947 3911 Vronsky—Sister Sally: Sir Vronski (34-14), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 3/29, 5 1/2f, 1:4.20, $4,950. Whatsthescript (IRE)—Nostalgie: Inscription (15-4), f, 4 yo, Turf Paradise, MOC, 4/7, about 1mi, 1:37.50, $7,217.

Stormy Jack—Broad Valley Gal: Edward Valley Guy (14-4), g, 3 yo, Rillito, MSW, 3/22, 4f, 49.09, $1,210. Suances (GB)—Touch Me Babe: Udontnomelikethat (15-9), c, 4 yo, Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort, MSW, 4/6, 1mi, 1:46.39, $9,165. Sundarban—Foxy Babe: Howdy (2-1), c, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 3/27, 1mi, 1:36.85, $33,600.

LUCKY PULPIT Harris Farms (800) 311 6211 www.harrisfarms.com

SURF CAT Old English Rancho (909) 947 3911

Lucky Pulpit—Cody's Choice (NZ): Fort Cady (56-19), c, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 3/26, 1mi, 1:38.06, $18,600.

Surf Cat—Warmth: Hot to Surf (24-9), f, 4 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 4/3, 4 1/2f, 52.81, $3,480.

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Health Ð Club Feet

PREVENTING AND TREATING CLUB FEET

COURTESY OF MIKE POWNALL

A club foot is upright, having a hoof and pastern angle of more than 60 degrees

A HORSE’S FEET MUST BE MONITORED CAREFULLY BY HEATHER SMITH THOMAS

M

ost horsemen defne a club foot as a hoof and pastern angle of more than 60 degrees, making the foot more upright than normal. Te afected hoof is usually stumpy, with a short toe and a long, upright heel. Contracture of the fexor muscles and deep digital fexor back tendon (which attaches to the cofn bone inside the hoof) results in the horse walking on the toe, and the heel area doesn’t get much wear. Te hoof could have a steeper angle than the pastern, and the hoof/pastern axis is often broken forward rather than being a straight line.

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Travis Burns, lecturer and chief of farrier services at Virginia Tech (Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine), says that in dealing with club feet it’s best to try to start treatment when the horse is young. “Te younger the animal, the better the result and prognosis for future soundness,” Burns said. “In young foals we try to physiologically stimulate the foot to improve, by gently lowering the heel and doing everything we can to protect the toe. We want to make sure these young horses don’t wear the toe away. When that happens, there is little to no resistance to the deep digital fexor tendon, and the problem just continues to get worse. “Trimming the heels increases tension on the fexor tendon and can be counter-productive. But we gently lower the heels and try to stimulate them a little bit to relax the tendon. Tere are a few medical treatments that can be associated with that, so it is important to have a veterinarian involved early on in the treatment strategy.” It is important to look closely at every foal, early in its life, and start trimming the feet at about two to three weeks of age. Te farrier can assess the feet at that time to see if any foot needs more frequent trim or treatment. “Some club feet are very obvious when the foal is born, and other cases take a bit of time to develop,” said Burns. “Careful monitoring of all foals and consistent trimming should help these situations though not everyone does this. Te horse owner or breeding farm may not take the time to have foals looked at every two weeks and may not have the best farriers working on them.” If mares and foals are out on pasture and not checked very often, a foal may have a serious club foot by weaning time, or at nine to 12 months when brought in to be sold. CAUSES

“Several things can lead to a club foot,” said Burns. “Often there is a nutritional


component. Foals need a well-rounded, balanced diet that does not go above and beyond the nutritional requirements. Fast-growing foals with developmental problems may be more at risk. Tus, it pays to have a veterinarian and equine nutritionist involved in the diets of mares/ foals and have the correct nutritional plan. “Undoubtedly, there is a genetic component, so it is important to not breed the horses that have club feet, upright feet, or severely mismatched feet. Tese problems seem to show up in certain families of horses. Unfortunately, many horse breeders tend to perpetuate problems. If a horse eventually cannot do the job it was bred to do, many people then breed that horse.” Tis can perpetuate many conformational and genetic weaknesses that lead to deformities or injuries. Te horse becomes injured and cannot continue its career, so it is used for breeding. “Club feet can also be due to a pain response,” said Burns. “Often the club foot or feet are secondary to OCD (osteochondritis dissecans) lesions in the shoulder, for instance.” If it’s painful for the horse to put weight on that limb, or the horse favors the limb, the fexor muscles eventually contract and pull the heel up, with the horse walking more on the toe. With less wear, heels grow longer and create the upright foot. Te contracted muscle/club foot condition is a common growth problem in young horses (up to six months of age), causing upright pasterns and a tiptoe stance. Tis is often seen in foals with developmental problems due to rapid growth. If discovered soon enough, altering the foal’s diet and reducing stress on the limbs can reverse this condition. A club foot may also result from injury if the horse is lame and keeps favoring the sore foot, not putting much weight on the heel. Tis lack of use may cause shortening and contracting of the muscles and tendons in that leg, eventually making that foot more upright. Te high heel, limited heel pressure, and lack of expansion usually cause the club foot to become contracted as well.

“Some people feel that in foals the mismatched feet and tendency toward club foot on just one front foot have to do with the grazing stance,” Burns said. Te foal’s legs are long and his neck is short, so he places one front foot forward and the other back in order to reach the ground and eat grass. If he has a preference for which foot is always forward (with more weight on the heel) and which one

the heel does not touch the ground after you’ve trimmed it (and the foal is walking on his toe), you have trimmed it too much. Tere is often a little trial and error to determine what each horse can or cannot tolerate.” Keep in mind that a club foot in a young horse is usually part of an upper leg problem, such as developmental orthopedic disease (DOD), or might be due

Some club feet are very obvious when the foal is born, and other cases take a bit of time to develop. Careful monitoring of all foals and consistent trimming should help these situations though not everyone does this. — Travis Burns

is always back (with less load on the heel), the feet start to become mismatched. Te foot with less weight on the heel tends to develop a longer heel. A mild club foot may worsen if trimmed infrequently or improperly. By the time the horse is two or three years old, the problem becomes more obvious. Te horse may develop an uneven stride and rough gait, along with some loss of agility, due to the mismatched hoof angles. Te hoof horn may grow faster at the heel than at the toe, accentuating the problem. Tat foot may need to be trimmed a little more often so the extra heel growth won’t cause the foot to become more upright between trimmings. Otherwise, the abnormal foot angle eventually causes misalignment of (and sometimes damage to) the cofn bone. Te sole at the toe becomes more susceptible to bruising because most of the weight is carried on the toe and the sole is thinner under the front of the tipped-down cofn bone. TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT

“It can be very tricky if a person is trying to lower the heel to stimulate relaxing of the muscle/tendon unit without causing pain/pressure or increasing the stress and strain on it too much,” said Burns. “If

to OCD lesions in a joint higher in the legs or infammation of the growth plates in the leg bones. Te muscles contract because of pain response, pulling on the cofn bone and changing the hoof angle. Tis is sometimes treated medically, with oxytetracycline or other medications aimed at relaxing the tense muscles and reducing tension on the deep digital fexor tendon. “Sometime within the four- to eighthmonth window, if the foal has not responded well to the trimming or medical treatments, this may be a time to start thinking about surgery,” said Burns. “If a foal has a club foot that is vertical (90-degree angle), the veterinarian may perform an inferior check ligament desmotomy, cutting the check ligament to release some of the pressure. At that point shoes are applied—to protect the toe and increase the base of support. Te heels are lowered to try to achieve a near-normal palmar angle. Sometimes shoe extensions are used to protect the toe or put the shoe where the foot would be—if the toe has been worn away. “If the club foot is beyond 90 degrees (tipped forward), we would do a deep digital fexor tendon tenotomy, cutting the tendon that is pulling the heel up. Tere are varying degrees of success with this ap-

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Health – Club Feet proach. Obviously, the more severe the deformity, the more guarded the prognosis. “It’s not uncommon for young horses (four to eight months of age) to have the inferior check ligament desmotomy and go on to soundness. When you cut the deep digital fexor tendon, those chances are reduced slightly. But many of them do go on to be sound enough for light riding.” Such animals may never be sound for a strenuous athletic career like racing, however. Te prognosis would vary on a case-bycase basis, and horse owners should discuss this with their veterinarian. “Te only shoeing diference between the two surgical treatments is that often when the deep digital fexor tendon is severed, it is common to incorporate some sort of heel extension on the shoe, whereas we wouldn’t need to do this when cutting the inferior check ligament,” Burns explained. With the adult horse that is just mildly club-footed, frequent trimming (not taking very much of at once) can often keep it from getting worse and allows the horse to function normally. “In the older horse, where surgery is not an option, or the owner doesn’t want to pursue surgical treatment, simply managing the hoof capsule can keep these horses sound,” Burns said. “It’s important to not let too much time elapse between trimming/shoeing. Small, subtle changes

ERIN RYDER

COURTESY OF TRAVIS BURNS

wall back to eliminate any fare, distortion, or dish in the toe, when we try to match the dorsal surface of the dorsal phalanx, it’s very common to run out of wall to safely and securely nail the shoe on. So glue-on shoes can be a good alternative for upright feet. Tis also eliminates some of the shoe loss, since upright feet to tend to lose shoes more often than the low foot just because they are more difcult to ft. “Having the upright heel predisposes the hoof to more risk for shoe loss, so we need to pay careful attention to where the A foot that is not diligently cared for can become breakover is and where the shoe severely deformed is placed on the upright foot. Te shoe should not be pushed out with shorter shoeing cycles and limiting beyond the perimeter of the upright hoof, the amount of heel or imbalance can help even though that’s still a very common maintain the hoof so it grows in a more practice, unfortunately.” even pattern from heel to toe. “If it is growing a lot more heel than PREVENTION Club foot is very common in horses, toe, there’s a problem. Te opposite foot will tend to grow a lot more toe than heel, and it almost exclusively afects the front and that in itself is a problem. So frequent feet. “Unfortunately, we see a lot of this in trimming can get them from becoming too mismatched with an uneven stride. It foals, and many adult horses have misis important to keep the hoof capsule as matched feet—more mismatched than normal,” said Burns. “No horse has two healthy as possible. “Often when we are dressing the hoof identical front feet (or hind feet), but we don’t want to see severely mismatched hoof angles or a club foot. Tese can be difcult to manage. “A big step in prevention would be more careful breeding selection. In foals, proper nutrition is important, along with routine, proper trimming. “In the adult horse, frequent trimming and proper care of the hoof capsule are also important, and getting away from the idea that feet should match perfectly, trying to force them to match or have the ideal angle. An upright foot needs to continue to be upright. You can’t simply chop of the heel to make it look ideal/ normal or you may make the horse lame or crippled.” Tis happens all too often when an owner or farrier becomes too ambitious in trying to “fx” the foot quickly and makes it worse for the horse. Careful monitoring is important to fgure out what works best Club foot is very common in horses and it usually affect the front feet for each individual horse. 60

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2015 LEADING BREEDERS IN CALIFORNIA BY EARNINGS (THRU APRIL 13, 2015)

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Breeder

Starts

Wins

Stakes Wins

Perry Martin & Steve Coburn Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC Benjamin C. Warren Nick Alexander Harris Farms Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams Terry C. Lovingier J. Paul Reddam Madera Thoroughbreds LLC Dr. & Mrs. William T. Gray DVM Ballena Vista Farm Summer Mayberry Estate of Alesia, BranJam Stables & Ciaglia Racing, LLC Francoise Dupuis & Louise Julian Michael E. Pegram, Karl Watson & Paul Weitman Old English Rancho Pam & Martin Wygod SLU, Inc. Harold Tillema & Pamela Tillema Thomas Newton Bell & Ross John McLeod Dinesh Maniar Joseph P. Morey Jr. Revocable Trust Liberty Road Stables John Ernst & Allegra Ernst Jack Nakkashian, Harry Bederian & Harout Kamberian Joshua Litt & AJM Racing Marie Goda, Madeline Auerbach & Barry Abrams Alex Paszkeicz Y-Lo Racing Stables, LLC Running Luck Ranch LLC Heinz Steinmann Ridgeley Farm LLC Southern Equine Stables, LLC Nick Cafarchia William L. Hedrick & Judy Hedrick Oakcrest Stable Roy Guinnane Lou Neve Baseline Equine LLC Mark Giardino, Daryle Ann Giardino & John Elick Madeline Auerbach Sky Chase Farm Abrams, Huston Racing Stables James W. McKenney & Tammy McKenney Joseph A. Duffel B Abrams, V Loverso, C Perez, Huston Racing & M Auerbach Bruce Headley Schroeder Farms, LLC Kevin De Vincenzi Applebite Farms Robert Harmon Mark Gorman & Doug O’Neill Rancho San Miguel B & B Zietz Stables, Inc. Barbara Kelly Madeline Auerbach & Barry Abrams

2 185 112 67 181 64 180 42 16 33 33 3 3 2 3 47 52 8 5 1 46 25 65 8 7 6 14 30 15 42 28 51 14 34 36 17 4 22 19 2 7 13 4 5 39 4 11 7 4 22 10 4 20 7 5 23

0 31 13 13 31 11 20 4 4 9 5 2 2 2 2 7 11 2 3 1 6 5 8 1 3 4 4 5 1 4 5 6 2 2 6 3 3 5 3 1 2 2 2 0 6 0 1 2 2 2 1 1 5 1 2 3

0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Leading Earner

California Chrome ($2,100,000) Singing Kitty ($178,190) Warren’s Veneda ($420,600) Grazen Sky ($106,400) Velvet Mesquite ($45,000) Rousing Sermon ($61,730) Time for Angie ($26,160) Smoove It ($107,120) Sheer Pleasure ($122,250) Handfull ($79,044) Big Macher ($64,000) Go West Marie ($170,000) Ashleyluvssugar ($167,050) Masochistic ($166,800) Gimme Da Lute ($158,160) Somethings Unusual ($30,580) Native Treasure ($38,760) Mischief Clem ($137,605) Richard’s Boy ($102,040) Alert Bay ($137,500) Wild in the Saddle ($108,360) Papercoversrock ($35,620) Compulsive ($30,730) Spirit Rules ($111,000) Spanish Queen ($63,600) Heavens Stairway ($94,290) Deputy Heat ($43,290) Pepper Crown ($48,048) Harlington’s Rose ($93,360) Autumn Twilight ($45,050) Swissarella ($60,280) My Monet ($47,498) Signature Cat ($49,920) Tale of Papa Nick ($48,548) I B Mike ($44,098) Bert’s Melody ($83,448) Marino’s Wild Cat ($93,830) Chief of Staff ($46,648) Global Hottie ($58,800) Home Journey ($90,000) Mega Heat ($50,950) Lucky J Lane ($82,760) Bobby Z Man ($86,124) Uzziel ($80,100) Atomic Rule ($21,320) Boozer ($77,170) San Onofre ($70,000) Easter Fever ($55,850) Discatsonthesquare ($75,610) Follini ($33,600) Meinertzhageni ($70,890) Motown Men ($71,428) Thermodynamics ($37,210) Qiaona ($42,870) Full Dancer ($68,200) Majestic Heat ($33,600)

Earnings

$2,100,000 $730,876 $653,166 $405,042 $380,664 $342,066 $277,414 $262,163 $248,690 $231,601 $170,541 $170,000 $167,050 $166,800 $158,160 $156,335 $154,679 $145,922 $139,640 $137,500 $136,599 $131,106 $126,550 $117,230 $115,664 $114,930 $113,238 $112,721 $109,830 $106,650 $106,336 $105,894 $98,690 $95,157 $95,074 $93,940 $93,830 $92,479 $92,287 $90,000 $89,530 $89,000 $86,124 $81,749 $79,342 $77,170 $77,129 $76,360 $75,610 $74,728 $72,184 $71,428 $70,375 $69,306 $68,200 $66,206


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

2015 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY MONEY WON

(MINIMUM 10 RUNNERS) Sire

Races Rnrs Won

Earnings/ Runner

Earned

Sire

1 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

Rnrs

Strts

Races Won

56

156

19

$2,521,600

Earned

1 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

56

19 $2,521,600

$45,029

2 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

60

182

20

$1,807,602

2 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

60

20 $1,807,602

$30,127

3 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

144

390

44

$1,250,498

3 Affrmative, 1999, by Unbridled

24

6

$545,038

$22,710

4 † Tribal Rule,1996, by Storm Cat

102

301

58

$1,141,190

4 Idiot Proof, 2004, by Benchmark

10

9

$208,066

$20,807

5 Unusual Heat,1990, by Nureyev

74

219

37

$1,074,121

5 Game Plan, 1993-15, by Danzig

13

5

$227,417

$17,494

6 Decarchy,1997, by Distant View

60

171

22

$636,040

6 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

17

9

$294,405

$17,318

7 Salute the Sarge, 2005, by Forest Wildcat

48

133

17

$579,437

$15,393

8 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 59

165

31

$566,443

$14,515

9 Affrmative,1999, by Unbridled

24

67

6

$545,038

$13,879

10 † Bertrando,1989, by Skywalker

52

176

23

$495,421

11 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

52

152

29

$460,692

12 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

34

96

13

$440,512

13 Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

39

121

16

$419,343

7 Sought After, 2000, by Seeking the Gold 8 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev 9 Trapper, 2000, by Iron Cat 10 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike 11 Salute the Sarge, 2005, by Forest Wildcat 12 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

16 74 10 34 48 102

5

$246,294

37 $1,074,121 6 13 17

$138,786 $440,512

$12,956

$579,437

$12,072

58 $1,141,190

$11,188

14 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

46

112

13

$389,273

15 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

38

113

20

$385,107

16 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev

42

114

16

$346,131

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

31

88

12

$330,325

$10,656

18 † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

47

140

14

$324,343

$636,040

$10,601

19 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

30

86

13

$323,187

11

$231,108

$10,505

20 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

34

98

17

$297,906

19

10

$195,044

$10,265

21 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

17

39

9

$294,405

38

20

$385,107

$10,134

22 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

38

115

15

$282,353

23 Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

30

98

18

$279,466

2015 LEADING TURF SIRES IN CALIFORNIA

24 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

30

90

15

$262,061

(MINIMUM 50 STARTS)

25 Sought After, 2000, by Seeking the Gold

16

42

5

$246,294

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

34

101

20

$244,075

27 † Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West

6

15

5

$240,520

28 Birdonthewire, 1989, by Proud Birdie

5

14

5

$239,240

29 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

22

69

11

$231,108

30 Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig

13

30

5

$227,417

31 Surf Cat, 2002, by Sir Cat

25

83

10

$227,157

13 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

14

7

$153,819

$10,987

14 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

30

13

$323,187

$10,773

15 Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

39

16

$419,343

$10,752

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

31

12

$330,325

17 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

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22

18 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

22

19 Silic (FR), 1995, by Sillery 20 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

Sire

Rnrs Strts Wnrs Wins

1 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

52 114

2 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

33

3 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View 4 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

Earned

18

21

$803,850

50

9

9

$372,534

28

46

3

4

$244,220

12

21

2

3

$218,228

5

8

2

3

$195,883

32 Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee’s Tizzy

24

78

11

$215,702

6 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 13

15

1

2

$180,313

33 Don’tsellmeshort, 2001, by Benchmark

25

84

10

$215,241

7 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev

28

55

3

3

$179,876

34 Idiot Proof, 2004, by Benchmark

10

25

9

$208,066

1

3

1

2

$170,000

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

29

90

9

$205,450

9 † Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

16

27

4

6

$130,657

36 Silic (FR), 1995, by Sillery

19

56

10

$195,044

10 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

34

69

3

3

$122,996

37 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

45

110

9

$177,416

$120,096

38 Lone Star Special, 2005, by Malabar Gold

18

39

7

$169,245

$113,659

39 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 23

55

3

$167,410

$94,730

40 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

14

47

7

$153,819

$92,979

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

29

81

10

$152,489

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

19

69

8

$152,367

43 Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy

27

91

11

$145,386

44 † Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie

21

57

7

$138,876

45 Trapper, 2000, by Iron Cat

10

24

6

$138,786

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

15

51

11

$136,499

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

21

73

11

$127,410

5 † Game Plan, 1993-15, by Danzig

8 † Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West

11 Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time 12 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union 13 Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee’s Tizzy 14 Street Hero, 2006, by Street Cry (IRE) 15 † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

9 8 8 10

12 14 12 23

3 2 1 3

3 4 2 3

14

28

1

1

$87,525

7

10

1

2

$79,896

15

27

3

3

$78,681

18 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 10

15

2

2

$74,620

19 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

8

18

1

1

$68,833

17

31

4

4

$64,789

16 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom 17 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

20 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

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 (à) that he is not standing in California in 2015 but will stand in the state in 2016. Freshman sires are highlighted in bold text. Statistics cover racing in North America (U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico), England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) only. Stakes winners and wins follow TJCIS stakes rules. Racing statistics through April 13, 2015.

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

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

Sire

Races Rnrs Won

Earned

Median

1

Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

Races Won

Rnrs

Wnrs

Earned

102

46

58 $1,141,190

144

38

44 $1,250,498

1 Trapper, 2000, by Iron Cat

10

6

$138,786

$8,974

2 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

2 Idiot Proof, 2004, by Benchmark

10

9

$208,066

$8,270

3 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

74

29

37 $1,074,121

3 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

74

37 $1,074,121

$6,845

4 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

59

23

31

$566,443

4 Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

30

18

$279,466

$6,570

5 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

52

21

29

$460,692

5 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

38

20

$385,107

$6,538

6 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

56

19

19 $2,521,600

52

23

$495,421

$6,338

52

19

23

17

9

$294,405

$6,310

60

18

20 $1,807,602

6

Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

7 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark 8

Perfect Mandate, 1996, by Gone West

Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker 8 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

$495,421

10

7

$75,358

$6,304

60

18

22

$636,040

34

17

$297,906

$6,083

10 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

38

16

20

$385,107

47

14

$324,343

$5,980

11 Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

39

15

16

$419,343

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

15

11

$136,499

$5,905

Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (IRE)

34

15

20

$244,075

12 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

14

7

$153,819

$5,866

48

14

17

$579,437

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

31

12

$330,325

$5,710

Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

34

14

17

$297,906

14 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

13

5

$115,466

$5,450

Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

30

14

18

$279,466

58 $1,141,190

$5,368

Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

30

14

15

$262,061

42

13

16

$346,131

38

13

15

$282,353

47

12

14

$324,343

46

11

13

$389,273

Street Hero, 2006, by Street Cry (IRE)

31

11

12

$330,325

Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat

29

11

11

$97,400

34

10

13

$440,512

9 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig 10

15

Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

Tribal Rule, 1996-, by Storm Cat

102

Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

13 Salute the Sarge, 2005, by Forest Wildcat

16 Bedford Falls, 2003, by Forestry

11

4

$81,287

$5,000

17

21

7

$138,876

$4,905

18 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

30

15

$262,061

$4,845

19

19 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

60

22

$636,040

$4,825

20 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

20 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

34

13

$440,512

$4,750

Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie

17 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

23 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

2015 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY AVERAGE EARNINGS PER START

2015 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY NUMBER OF RACES WON

(MINIMUM 50 STARTS) Sire

Rnrs

Srts

Earned

Earnings Start

Sire

Rnrs

Srts

Races Won

102

301

58

$1,141,190

144

390

44

$1,250,498

Earned

1 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

56

156 $2,521,600

$16,164

2 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

60

182 $1,807,602

$9,932

2 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

3 Affrmative, 1999, by Unbridled

24

$8,135

3 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

74

219

37

$1,074,121

67

$545,038

Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

4 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

74

$4,905

4 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

59

165

31

$566,443

5 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

34

96

$440,512

$4,589

5 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

52

152

29

$460,692

6 Salute the Sarge, 2005, by Forest Wildcat

48

133

$579,437

$4,357

6

Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

52

176

23

$495,421

301 $1,141,190

$3,791

7 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

60

171

22

$636,040

8 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

7

Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

102

219 $1,074,121

1

8 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

30

86

$323,187

$3,758

60

182

20

$1,807,602

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

31

88

$330,325

$3,754

Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

38

113

20

$385,107

10 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

60

171

$636,040

$3,720

Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (IRE)

34

101

20

$244,075

11 Silic (FR), 1995, by Sillery

19

56

$195,044

$3,483

11 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

56

156

19

$2,521,600

12 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

46

112

$389,273

$3,476

12 Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

30

98

18

$279,466

13 Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

39

121

$419,343

$3,466

13 Salute the Sarge, 2005, by Forest Wildcat

48

133

17

$579,437

14 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 59

165

$566,443

$3,433

34

98

17

$297,906

15 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

113

$385,107

$3,408

39

121

16

$419,343

69

$231,108

$3,349

42

114

16

$346,131

390 $1,250,498

$3,206

38

115

15

$282,353

Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

30

90

15

$262,061

38

16 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

22

17 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

144

Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig 15 Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev 17 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

18 Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 23

55

$167,410

$3,044

19 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

34

98

$297,906

$3,040

19

Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

47

140

14

$324,343

20 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev

42

114

$346,131

$3,036

20 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

34

96

13

$440,512

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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

12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

22 23 24 25 27 29 30 31 32 34 35 36 37 38 40

43 45

48 49 50 51

Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam † In Excess (IRE), 1987, by Siberian Express Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat † Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat † Birdonthewire, 1989, by Proud Birdie † Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar † One Man Army, 1994, by Roman Diplomat Affrmative, 1999, by Unbridled Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image Street Hero, 2006, by Street Cry (IRE) Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run Prime Timber, 1996, by Sultry Song Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister Salute the Sarge, 2005, by Forest Wildcat Formal Gold, 1993, by Black Tie Affair (IRE) Hold for Gold, 1995, by Red Ransom † Robannier, 1991, by Batonnier Atticus, 1992, by Nureyev Kelly Kip, 1994, by Kipper Kelly Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado Souvenir Copy, 1995, by Mr. Prospector Safe in the U S A, 1999, by Gone West Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View † Siberian Summer, 1989, by Siberian Express • Redattore (BRZ), 1995, by Roi Normand Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee’s Tizzy Silic (FR), 1995, by Sillery Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (IRE) † Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat Suances (GB), 1997, by Most Welcome (GB) 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

Crops

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

Avg Named Size Foals

38 47 13 52 49 19 21 7 59 52 63 15 15 100 51 9 14 57 34 66 41 56 24 19 42 48 36 11 7 30 9 11 36 10 38 32 138 43 47 32 17 17 18 21 26 41 15 21 36 38 27

227 699 76 994 488 154 63 54 1064 367 629 271 90 598 714 84 86 739 137 462 163 507 236 155 295 192 508 135 109 457 112 84 508 72 340 416 692 519 142 158 68 182 140 297 77 325 120 193 469 188 434

Runners

Winners

2YO Winners

Stakes Winners

Graded Stakes Winners

Progeny Earnings

AEI

Comp Index

112-49% 502-72% 27-36% 747-75% 120-25% 85-55% 44-70% 30-56% 814-77% 278-76% 421-67% 195-72% 58-64% 410-69% 544-76% 54-64% 57-66% 534-72% 80-58% 199-43% 75-46% 378-75% 184-78% 103-66% 226-77% 81-42% 403-79% 105-78% 71-65% 338-74% 88-79% 59-70% 401-79% 59-82% 244-72% 313-75% 153-22% 412-79% 67-47% 81-51% 42-62% 133-73% 96-69% 197-66% 36-47% 214-66% 68-57% 133-69% 381-81% 52-28% 321-74%

77-34% 364-52% 21-28% 560-56% 80-16% 54-35% 25-40% 20-37% 567-53% 207-56% 314-50% 140-52% 42-47% 276-46% 419-59% 37-44% 35-41% 372-50% 56-41% 146-32% 44-27% 278-55% 147-62% 64-41% 165-56% 54-28% 315-62% 75-56% 41-38% 209-46% 74-66% 46-55% 279-55% 50-69% 165-49% 219-53% 102-15% 320-62% 37-26% 39-25% 25-37% 83-46% 81-58% 145-49% 21-27% 150-46% 41-34% 89-46% 280-60% 41-22% 252-58%

30-13% 47-7% 0-0% 117-12% 11-2% 8-5% 8-13% 3-6% 124-12% 55-15% 102-16% 40-15% 9-10% 105-18% 107-15% 3-4% 5-6% 113-15% 18-13% 38-8% 15-9% 89-18% 29-12% 9-6% 41-14% 21-11% 82-16% 16-12% 8-7% 40-9% 16-14% 16-19% 73-14% 20-28% 41-12% 28-7% 10-1% 110-21% 20-14% 14-9% 9-13% 13-7% 26-19% 46-15% 9-12% 35-11% 4-3% 28-15% 79-17% 9-5% 57-13%

3-1% 38-5% 1-1% 57-6% 14-3% 5-3% 2-3% 1-2% 51-5% 9-2% 29-5% 11-4% 3-3% 24-4% 28-4% 2-2% 2-2% 28-4% 6-4% 6-1% 3-2% 18-4% 4-2% 5-3% 14-5% 5-3% 17-3% 4-3% 3-3% 11-2% 2-2% 1-1% 11-2% 1-1% 8-2% 12-3% 26-4% 18-3% 3-2% 1-1% 1-1% 3-2% 9-6% 12-4% 0-0% 4-1% 1-1% 6-3% 16-3% 4-2% 17-4%

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

$11,223,993 $46,665,469 $1,726,529 $46,169,221 $6,991,000 $5,267,675 $1,996,393 $1,844,605 $48,029,547 $17,233,921 $25,809,431 $12,553,040 $2,846,181 $22,451,233 $32,495,652 $2,759,362 $2,965,036 $28,913,706 $3,695,977 $10,589,568 $2,992,290 $17,929,433 $9,944,055 $4,608,538 $11,516,901 $3,754,020 $20,129,957 $5,564,707 $3,031,429 $14,436,731 $4,481,217 $2,979,580 $16,460,788 $3,404,375 $11,434,196 $13,264,944 $6,694,473 $19,646,518 $1,795,488 $2,731,398 $1,260,534 $7,847,440 $4,401,780 $8,407,863 $1,008,929 $8,718,463 $2,591,478 $5,332,929 $18,370,313 $2,698,582 $13,970,644

2.17 2.06 1.63 1.54 1.50 1.49 1.46 1.34 1.33 1.33 1.33 1.29 1.28 1.25 1.23 1.21 1.18 1.17 1.13 1.13 1.13 1.12 1.10 1.09 1.08 1.08 1.06 1.06 1.05 1.04 1.03 1.02 1.02 1.01 1.00 0.99 0.97 0.96 0.96 0.94 0.94 0.94 0.92 0.92 0.91 0.91 0.91 0.88 0.87 0.86 0.85

1.25 1.27 1.21 1.37 0.99 1.14 0.91 0.75 1.50 1.54 1.11 1.34 1.37 1.94 1.12 0.94 0.79 1.37 1.41 1.26 1.00 1.27 1.23 0.92 0.95 1.20 1.28 1.12 1.00 1.42 1.00 0.93 1.14 0.98 0.97 0.88 1.21 0.85 1.25 0.80 1.26 0.92 0.88 0.82 1.19 1.04 1.11 1.09 1.07 1.04 0.80

These statistics are for active California-based sires with a minimum of 50 foals of racing age, ranked here by their lifetime Average Earnings Index (AEI.) The statistics shown here are compiled by The Jockey Club Information Systems (TJCIS). While every effort is made to prevent errors and omissions, California Thoroughbred cannot guarantee their complete and total accuracy. A dagger (†) indicates a stallion that has been pensioned or has died, a dot (•) that he is now standing elsewhere (sires no longer standing in California remain on these lists until their last Cal-bred crop turns 3 years old), a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2015 but will stand in the state in 2016. Freshman sires are highlighted in bold text.. Statistics cover racing in North America (U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico), England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) only. Stakes winners and wins follow TJCIS stakes rules. Percentages are based upon number of named foals of racing age.

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Stakes & Sales Dates 2015

2015

REGIONAL RACE MEETINGS Santa Anita Park, Arcadia

EARLY REGIONAL SALE DATES Dec. 26, 2014-July 1

Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley

Dec. 26-June 15

Oak Tree at Pleasanton, Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton

June 17-July 6

Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos

July 2-12

California State Fair (Cal Expo), Sacramento

July 9-26

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar

July 15-Sept. 7

Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa

July 30-Aug. 16

Humboldt County Fair, Ferndale

Aug. 19-30

Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley

Aug. 21-Sept. 13

Pomona Fair at Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos

Sept. 10-25

San Joaquin County Fair, Stockton

Sept. 18-27

Santa Anita Park, Arcadia

Sept. 26-Oct. 25

Fresno County Fair, Fresno

Oct. 1-12

Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley

Oct. 5-Dec. 20

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar

Oct. 28-Dec. 2

Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos

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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 Pleasanton, Calif. (ENTRIES CLOSE JUNE 8)

Dec. 3-20

California-Bred/California-Sired STAKES RACES MAY-JUNE SANTA ANITA SATURDAY, MAY 23

$150,000 Spring Fever Stakes

$200,000 Snow Chief Stakes

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

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

$200,000 Melair Stakes Tree-Year-Old Fillies 1 1/16 miles

$150,000 Tiznow Stakes Four-Year-Olds & Up 1 mile

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Stakes & Sales Dates MAY/JUNE

2015 REGIONAL STAKES RACES Stakes (Grade)

Conditions

Distance

Added Value

MAY

Track

May 2 May 2 May 3 May 9 May 9 May 9 May 10 May 10 May 16 May 16 May 23 May 23 May 23 May 23 May 23 May 24 May 25 May 25 May 25 May 30 May 30 May 31

SA SA SA SA SA GGF SA GGF SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA GGF SA SA SA

Precisionist Stakes (Gr. III) Desert Code Stakes Honeymoon Stakes (Gr. II) Vanity Stakes (Gr. I) American Stakes (Gr. III) Golden Poppy Stakes Lazaro Barrera Stakes (Gr. III) Alcatraz Stakes Angels Flight Stakes Mizdirection Stakes Snow Chief Stakes Melair Stakes Tiznow Stakes Spring Fever Stakes Fran’s Valentine Stakes Charles Whittingham Stakes (Gr. II) Gamely Stakes (Gr. I) Los Angeles Handicap (Gr. III) All American Stakes (Gr. III) American Oaks (Gr. I) Californian Stakes (Gr. II) Siren Lure Stakes

3-y-o & up 3-y-o 3-y-o f. 3-y-o & up, f. & m. 3-y-o & up 3-y-o & up, f. & m. 3-y-o 3-y-o 3-y-o f. 3-y-o & up, f. & m. 3-y-o, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired 3-y-o f., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired 4-y-o & up, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired 4-y-o & up, f. & m., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired 4-y-o & up, f. & m., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired 3-y-o & up 3-y-o & up, f. & m. 3-y-o & up 3-y-o & up 3-y-o f. 3-y-o & up 3-y-o & up

1 1/16 m. abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) 1 1/8 m. (T) 1 1/8 m. 1 m. (T) 1 1/16 m. (T) 7 f. 1 m. (T) 7 f. abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) 1 1/8 m. (T) 1 1/16 m. 1 m. 6 f. 1 m. (T) 1 1/2 m. (T) 1 1/8 m. (T) 6 f. 1 m. 1 1/4 m. (T) 1 1/8 m. abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

$100,000 $75,000 $200,000 $300,000 $100,000 $50,000 $100,000 $75,000 $75,000 $75,000 $200,000 $200,000 $150,000 $150,000 $125,000 $200,000 $300,000 $100,000 $100,000 $400,000 $200,000 $75,000

JUNE

Date

June 6 June 7 June 13 June 13 June 13 June 14 June 20 June 20 June 20 June 21 June 21 June 21 June 27 June 27 June 27 June 27 June 27 June 28

SA SA SA SA GGF SA SA SA OTP SA SA OTP SA SA SA SA OTP SA

Crystal Water Stakes Affrmed Stakes (Gr. III) Shoemaker Mile (Gr. I) Adoration Stakes (Gr. III) Albany Stakes Desert Stormer Stakes Summertime Oaks (Gr. II) Singletary Stakes Oak Tree Handicap Santa Anita Juvenile Landaluce Stakes Pleasanton Oaks The Gold Cup at Santa Anita (Gr. I) Triple Bend Stakes (Gr. I) Royal Heroine Stakes (Gr. II) Senorita Stakes (Gr. III) Oak Tree Distaff San Juan Capistrano Stakes (Gr. III)

3-y-o, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired 3-y-o 3-y-o & up 3-y-o & up, f. & m. 3-y-o & up 3-y-o & up, f. & m. 3-y-o f. 3-y-o 3-y-o & up 2-y-o 2-y-o f. 3-y-o f. 3-y-o & up 3-y-o & up 3-y-o & up, f. & m. 3-y-o f. 3-y-o & up, f. & m., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired 3-y-o & up

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

$100,000 $100,000 $400,000 $100,000 $50,000 $75,000 $200,000 $75,000 $50,000 $125,000 $125,000 $50,000 $500,000 $300,000 $200,000 $100,000 $100,000 $150,000

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

ADVERTISERS Backyard Race Horse .....................................................70

Fruitful Acres Farm ..................................................10, 11

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

Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services ......................70

Bella Equine-Amanda Navarro .....................................70

Golden State Stakes Series...........................................45

Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms,LP.................................21

Harris Farms .................................................................IFC

Cal-Bred Maiden Bonus Program ................................55

Laurel Fowler Insurance Broker Inc. .............................70

Cardiff, Suzanne, Pedigree Research ...........................70

Milky Way Farm ............................................................IBC

Cole Ranch .....................................................................71

Nexstar Ranch ..................................................................7

CTBA 15/16 Industry Directory ....................................27

NTRA /John Deere ........................................................31

CTBA 2015 Northern California Yearling Sale ............63

Oak Tree Racing Association ........................................17

CTBA Foal Advertorial ..................................................67

Pegasus Park Farm ........................................................71

CTBA Membership ........................................................57

Rancho Temescal ...........................................................15

Daehling Ranch ..............................................................71

Ship&Win Program ........................................................41

Dickson Podley Realtors (Jeannie Garr Roddy)...........70

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC ..............................3,5

E.A. Ranches ....................................................................9

Victory Rose Thoroughbreds ...................................24,25

Equineline.com ..............................................................61

www.horselawyers.com .................................................70

Foal to Yearling Halters-Lillian Nichols ........................70

STALLIONS A Kings Life ....................21

Gig Harbor .....................24

Lightnin N Thunder .......10

Stormin Fever .................15

Anziyan Royalty ................9

Grazen ..............................3

Lucky J. H. .................... IFC

Stormy Jack ....................21

Bluegrass Cat .................13

Heatseeker (Ire) ............ IFC

Make Music For Me .......21

Suances (GB) ..................15

Bold Chieftain ................24

Hidden Blessing .............10

Many Rivers ....................24

Sundarban.................IBC

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

Idiot Proof.......................24

Ministers Wild Cat ...........3

Tenga Cat .......................15

Chattahoochee War ........9

Indian Evening ...............24

Old Topper .......................3

Tizbud ........................... IFC

Clubhouse Ride ........... IFC

Indian Gods ....................21

Rocky Bar ..........................9

Uh Oh Bango ...................9

Desert Code ................. IFC

James Street ........ 10, 11

Salute The Sarge..............9

Unusual Heat ................ IFC

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

Jeranimo...........................3

Sea of Secrets ................24

Unusual Heat Wave ..... IFC

Eddington ......... OBC, 13

Kafwain .............................3

Smiling Tiger ................ IFC

Wolfcamp .......................10

Gervinho .................. 3, 5

Lakerville....................... IFC

Stormberg ................... 7

World Renowned ...........21

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SUNDARBAN Ranked # 2 of 2015 California Leading Second-Crop Sire

A.P. Indy – Desert Tigress, by Storm Cat – Fee: $2,500 LF $1.7 million Keeneland September Yearling Half brother to 2014 Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes – placed 2 yr-old Growl

DREAMS REALLY CAN COME TRUE

The talented three year-old colt Howdy ($67,350), SUNDARBAN’S first colt to race gave him his first winner, winning a Maiden Special Weight at Santa Anita March 27. Running the mile in 1:36.85 by 5 ¼ lengths and scoring a 95 E Owned by Ciaglia Racing LLC & Crystal Valley Inc. Bred by Crystal Valley Farms Inc. Trained by Peter Eurton

© Benoit

Milky Way Farm 34174 De Portola Road, Temecula, California 92592 | www.thoroughbredinfo.com | milkywaycattle@aol.com For more information on private purchases, please contact Linda Madsen at (909) 241-6600.


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