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MILLIONAIRE

ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR

WINS CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC PRESENTED BY CITY NATIONAL BANK


From the EXECUTIVE CORNER ROBYN BLACK CTBA LOBBYIST

THE INAUGURATION OF A NEW DAY

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he country has a new president, Donald J. Trump, and the Democrats have a new super-majority in both houses in Sacramento. Te new president has a new cabinet, including a new attorney general. California also has a new attorney general in former Congressman Xavier Becerra. Te committee that oversees gaming issues in California has six new members in the Assembly, a new chair in the Senate, and four new members in the Senate—lots of new faces and relationships to forge. President Trump has not indicated whether his administration will oppose Sheldon Adelson’s Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA), which seeks to “clarify” the 1961 Wire Act so that all forms of communications, including the Internet, are banned for gambling and to nullify the 2011 Department of Justice (DOJ) opinion that stated that the Wire Act only applies to sports betting. RAWA would ban Internet poker, even in states that have passed legislation. But horse racing would be exempt since it is already legal per the Interstate Horse Racing Act. In California, Sen. Steve Glazer, D-Walnut Creek, is the new chair of the Governmental Organization Committee. Glazer was frst elected in a special election in 2015 and has served as a senior adviser to Gov. Jerry Brown and as a three-term mayor of Orinda. Glazer

takes over as chair from former Sen. Isadore Hall, who lost his bid for Congress. Hall, always supportive of racing, was recently appointed to the state Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) by Gov. Brown. Senate pro Tempore Kevin De Leon has announced that newly elected senators Steven Bradford, D-San Pedro; Bill Dodd, D-Vacaville; and Anthony Portantino, D-La Cañada-Flintridge; have been appointed to the GO Committee for the 2017-18 legislative session. Sen. Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres, returns to the GO Committee after an absence in the last session. Tese appointments are great news for breeders in California, given the senators have all shown strong support for the racing industry in the past. Returning members of Senate GO also include Tom Berryhill, Ted Gaines, Cathleen Galgiani, Jerry Hill, Ben Hueso, Ricardo Lara, Tony Mendoza, and Andy Vidak. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon has announced his appointments to the Assembly GO Committee, including new members Dante Acosta, R-Valencia; Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, D-Woodland; Todd Gloria, D-San Diego; Kevin Kiley, R-Granite Bay; and Blanco Rubio, D-West Covina. Assemblyman Bill Brough, R-San Juan Capistrano, was also named to the GO for the frst time. Returning members include the Chairman Adam Gray, Vice Chair Frank

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Bigelow, Rob Bonta, Ken Cooley, Jim Cooper, Tom Daly, James Gallagher, Eduardo Garcia, Mike Gibson, Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Marc Levine, Evan Low, Rudy Salas, and Marie Waldren. Te 2017-18 legislative session will certainly provide some challenges for breeders, but the new year will also afford us new opportunities to prosper. Te CTBA will remain engaged on any new legislation regarding Internet poker, oppose any daily fantasy sports legislation that does not beneft racing, and monitor sports wagering and any attempts in Congress to move RAWA. Much time this past year has been invested in building relationships with tribal governments and putting past disputes with our gaming colleagues behind. We’re looking for opportunities to expand revenues for racing and tribal gaming. Soon a major California tribe will open a beautiful new satellite facility in its casino, with more tribes to follow. We are engaged with tribes in a dialogue seeking new opportunities in the future and look forward to sharing more with our membership going forward. President John F Kennedy said in his 1961 inaugural address, “So let us begin anew — remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.” And so our work begins again.

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FEBRUARY 2017 VOLUME 143

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626.445.7800 or 1.800.573.CTBA (California residents only) www.CTBA.com The offcial magazine of California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, a non-proft corporation dedicated to the production of better Thoroughbred horses for better Thoroughbred racing, published by Blood-Horse, LLC. Opinions expressed in signed articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily refect policies of the CTBA or this magazine. Publication of any material originating herein is expressly forbidden without frst obtaining written permission from California Thoroughbred. All advertising copy is submitted subject to approval. We reserve the right to reject any copy that is misleading or that does not meet with the standards set by the publication. Acknowledgment: Statistics in this publicaton relating to results of races in North America are compiled by the Daily Racing Form. Charts by special arrangement with Daily Racing Form Inc., the copyright owners of said charts. Reproduction forbidden. OFFICERS CHAIRPERSON DONALD J. VALPREDO PRESIDENT DOUG BURGE VICE CHAIRPERSON HARRIS DAVID AUERBACH

Contents

FEATURES

26 SUNSHINE

14 In Memoriam: Turkoman

MILLIONS/ CALIFORNIA CUP

16 California Chrome Horse of the Year

Ashleyluvssugar, Ann Arbor Eddie, Enola Gray, Richard’s Boy, and Sircat Sally won stakes during the Jan. 28 Sunshine Millions/ California Cup day at Santa Anita.

42 Cal-breds Win Graded Stakes

TREASURER GEORGE F. SCHMITT

46 CTBA Trainer of the Year: Kenny Black

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

50 Leading Sires of 2016 56 Barretts January Sale

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

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CONTROLLER JASON SELLNOW SALES COORDINATOR/MEMBERSHIP CAL CUP COORDINATOR COOKIE HACKWORTH REGISTRAR/INCENTIVE PROGRAM MANAGER MARY ELLEN LOCKE ASSISTANT REGISTRAR DAWN GERBER EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/EVENT COORDINATOR CHRISTY CHAPMAN ADVERTISING MANAGER/PRODUCTION COORDINATOR LORETTA VEIGA WEB SITE MANAGING EDITOR KEN GURNICK

DEPARTMENTS

4 News Bits 18 CTBA News

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20 CTBA Calendar

64 CTBA Member Profle: Stormy Hull 74 Health: Treating Tick Illnesses

22 California Toroughbred Foundation 68 Winners 84 Leading Breeders in California 86 Lists of Leading Sires in California

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94 Classifed Advertising

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92 Stakes/Sales Calendar

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60 Trainer Profle: Bill Delia

91 Leading Lifetime Sires in California

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58 Standout Employee: Lexee Hotle


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

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

Won G 1 – Man O’ War Stakes by 2 ½ lengths Won G 2 – Monmouth Stakes beating G 1 stakes winner BIG BLUE KITTEN Won G 2 Red Smith (twice) Won G 3 Fort Marcy Stakes beating G 1 stakes winner DESERT BLANC Won G 3 Knickerbocker Stakes (twice)

Out of the multiple graded stakes-placed mare EMANATING ($273,030) by COX’S RIDGE. EMANATING is a half sister to NYRA Mile Handicap (G1) winner GOLD FEVER (sire) By two time Champion sire, DISTORTED HUMOR, sire of 3 Champions and 52 Graded black type winners. 2017 fee: $5,000 LF First Foals yearlings of 2017 For more information on private sales contact Mike Allen (805) 686-4337 5699 Happy Canyon Road, Santa Ynez CA 93460 E-mail: info@tommytownfarms.com / www.tommytownfarms.com


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CHROME FIRST VOX POPULI REPEAT WINNER In addition to the other accolades California Chrome has been receiving, he became the frst horse ever to win a second Secretariat Vox Populi Award. He earned his frst in 2014, and at Santa Anita Jan. 14 he was honored with a second. Penny Chenery, owner of Triple Crown winner Secretariat, created the Vox Populi Award, or “Voice of the People,” to honor annually a racehorse who captures the public’s imagination and gains recognition for Toroughbred racing. Te award is selected by online voting as well as Chenery and the Vox Populi Committee. California Chrome received support worldwide in the balloting. Zenyatta won the inaugural Vox Populi Award in 2010, followed by Rapid Redux, Paynter, and Mucho Macho Man. Triple Crown winner American Pharoah received it for 2015.

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California-bred Bad Ju Ju took the lead in the fnal sixteenth to win the $94,935 Kalookan Queen Stakes at Santa Anita Dec. 30. Peter Miller trains her for Gary Hartunian’s Rockingham Ranch. Norberto Arroyo Jr. piloted Bad Ju Ju in the 61⁄2-furlong Kalookan Queen. Bad Ju Ju winning the Kalookan Eighth early, Bad Ju Queen Stakes Ju came on to win by 1 2 ⁄2 lengths in 1:16.04 over Brainspin. “What a ride,” said Miller. “She was down inside, and then he was able to tip outside coming to the quarter pole.” Lo Hi Racing Stable and Dick Barton bred Bad Ju Ju, a 5-year-old daughter of Desert Code—Ju Ju Baby, by Snow Ridge. She has won seven of 18 races and earned $309,731.

Memoriam

Heatseeker California lost the sire Heatseeker Dec. 27 due to injuries sustained in a paddock accident. Despite efforts to save the stallion, he had to be euthanized at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of California at Davis. The 13-year-old millionaire had been standing at Harris Farms since 2012 after previously standing at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Kentucky. His foals have include Peruvian champion and multiple grade 1 winner Ryans Charm, grade 3 winner Speed Seeker, multiple stakes winners Surtsey and Catholic Cowboy, and 2-year-old stakes winner Isa Firecracker. Bred in Ireland by Richard Barnes, Heatseeker was group 1-placed in his native country as a 2-year-old. William DeBurgh raced him in the U.S., frst with trainer Bobby Frankel and then with Jerry Hollendorfer. The horse won the 2008 Santa Anita Handicap (G1) and Californian Stakes (G2), as well as the 2007 Native Diver Handicap (G3).

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Bad Ju Ju Captures Kalookan Queen Stakes at Santa Anita


Promising 3 Year-Old Son of MINISTERS WILD CAT MR. HINX by 2 ¼ at First Asking!!

Mr. Hinx winning a Maiden Special Weight frst time out by 2 ¼ lengths at Santa Anita Park 1/8/2017 From 8 Crops of racing age MINISTERS WILD CAT has progeny earnings of almost 15 Million with $1.9 Million in 2016! Sire of seven 2016 stakes horses led by Multiple Stakes Winner, Graded Stakes-Placed SINGING KITTY ($398,478), Multiple Stakes Winner TOLEDO EDDIE ($471,891), Stakes-Placed Minster’sadadventure ($130,209) and Run for Retts ($113,051). Lifetime runners are led by Multiple Grade 2 Winner DOINGHARDTIMEAGAIN ($734,304), Champion Stakes Winner TIZ A MINISTER ($481,530).

2017 Fee: $5,000 LF Deputy Minister-Hollywood Wildcat, by Kris S.

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SIRES OF STAKES WINNERS STALLION

NAMED FOALS OF RACING AGE

SWs

UNUSUAL HEAT (1990) †

790

53

BENCHMARK (1991) †

757

44

TRIBAL RULE (1996) †

779

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BLUEGRASS CAT (2003)

814

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STORMIN FEVER (1994)

812

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SWISS YODELER (1994) •

797

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GAME PLAN (1993) †

455

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OLD TOPPER (1995)

561

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SEA OF SECRETS (1995)

505

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KAFWAIN (2000)

650

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ROCKY BAR (1998)

175

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MINISTERS WILD CAT (2000)

418

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DECARCHY (1997)

384

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WESTERN FAME (1992) †

315

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ATTICUS (1992)

497

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COMIC STRIP (1995)

348

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BIRDONTHEWIRE (1989) †

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NEWS

■ Metaboss to Harris Farms Metaboss, winner of the El Camino Real Derby (G3), is standing his frst season at stud this year at Harris Farms near Coalinga for $2,000. The 5-year-old son of Street Boss was precocious enough to win the 2015 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields after breaking his maiden at Santa Anita. He closed ground from eighth to win the Derby by 21⁄2 lengths under jockey Alex Solis. Metaboss won three of 12 starts, with two seconds and two thirds, for total earnings of $300,420. Bred in Kentucky by Mr. and Mrs. John Toffan, Metaboss is out of the California-bred Free House mare Spinning Yarns. The mare fnished second in the 2009 Fran’s Valentine Stakes. Mersad Metanovic bought Metaboss as a weanling for $10,000 at the 2012 Keeneland November mixed sale. Metaboss raced for a partnership that included Metanovic, Daniel Preiss, Chuck Azcarate, Milan McFetridge, and MRS Stables. Phil D’Amato was his primary trainer. “He could adjust to any kind of pace, and I’ve never seen a horse come home like that,” said Metanovic. “He was a really smart horse and knew exactly what his job was and what he had to do.” Metanovic said that he shopped for mares at the Keeneland January sale to support Metaboss. “I think he will ft well in this program,” Metanovic said.

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CURRENT CALIFORNIA

Indicates stallions who have died or have been retired from stud. ● Indicates stallions who have moved out of state but have California-bred 2-year-olds of this year. All

sires will remain on the list until the year after their last foals are 2-year-olds.

ELIASSON RETIRES FROM EA RANCHES Marguerite Eliasson, who has been with EA Ranches in Ramona for 36 years, has retired. She served as general manager of the farm, owned by Ernest Auerbach until his death in 2010 and now by Auerbach’s daughter and son-in-law, Heidi and John Farkash. Eliasson began working for the ranch not long after Auerbach founded it in the late 1970s. Sherrie Tellam, who has been serving as Eliasson’s assistant and who has been with E.A. for 31 years, has succeeded Eliasson as general manager. Eliasson brought a strong work ethic and great compassion for animals to her role at the ranch. She managed a host of good stallions at E.A. over the years, including champion Turkoman, Soul of the Matter, Mr. Integrity, and on to current stallions Mr. Big and Haimish Hy. Her care of Turkoman is in large part responsible for his living to the advanced age of 34 (see page 14). Eliasson oversaw every aspect of E.A., from breeding and foaling to the training and lay-up divisions. She was a major reason the farm was able to survive two wildfres, as she helped all humans and horses to survive uninjured, even though one of the fres claimed Eliasson’s home on the property. “She’s a workaholic, goes to seminars, and knows as much as some of the vets,” Auerbach once said.

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Metaboss, winner of the grade 3 El Camino Real Derby, will stand at Harris Farms

MASOCHISTIC’S BREEDERS’ CUP WOES California-bred Masochistic, who fnished second in the 2016 TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1), was disqualifed because of a trace amount of the anabolic steroid stanozolol and placed last. In addition, Breeders’ Cup notifed trainer Ron Ellis and the gelding’s owners, Jay Em Ess Stable and Los Pollos Hermanos Racing, that Ellis and all horses directly or indirectly in his care are ineligible to participate in the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championship, including Masochistic. After Masochistic won the Pat O’Brien Stakes (G2), he received a therapeutic dose of the steroid. “I acknowledge that Masochistic tested positive for very low picogram levels of stanozolol after the Breeders’ Cup Sprint,” said Ellis during the investigation of the positive by the California Horse Racing Board. “The medication was administered on the recommendation of my veterinarian for the therapeutic purposes of recovering from bleeding and weight loss stemming from his Aug. 27 race at Del Mar. Unfortunately, the medication that was given intramuscular 68 days before the Breeders’ Cup lingered in his system.”


OLD TOPPER

KAFWAIN

Gilded Time – Shy Trick, by Phone Trick · Fee: $2,500 LF

Cherokee Run – Swazi’s Moment, by Moment of Hope · Fee: $3,000 LF

A Perennial Leading California Sire Progeny Earnings Average $1.4 Million Per Year for 13 Years 79% Starters from Foals and an Average of Almost $51,100 Per Starter.

Ranked Among the Leading Sires in California Average Earnings Index (AEI) for two-year-olds = 1.29 Lifetime average earnings per starter $46,891

Sire of Champion SIERRA SWEETIE ($316,400),

and the sire of 38 black type performers

5 wins at 2 and 3, California Breeders ‘Cup Oaks,

led by G1 winner and millionaire DAISY DEVINE

California Breeders’ Champion Stakes, Generous

($1,095,892) and G1 Santa Margarita S. and G2

Portion Stakes, etc. TOP KISSER ($407,100),

Adoration Stakes winner LET FAITH ARISE

7 wins at 4 and 5 including G3 L.A. Woman

($488,240), G1 placed G3 winner DON’T FORGET

Stakes, AIN’T NO OTHER ($693,950) on the

GIL ($370,737), G1 placed G3 winner MASSIVE

board in 38 of 56 starts, 22 stakes and 2 G3

DRAMA ($236,232), G3 Stakes winner

Stakes, TOPPER SHOPPER ($345,476), 7 wins

RAGING DAOUST and THE PAMPLEMOUSSE

2 to 4, including I’m Smoking Stakes at Del Mar.

2016 stakes performers include Kafster

TIE ROD ($330,020), 12 wins 2 to 8, 1st Turf

($383,470) second in the Pirate’s Bounty stakes

Paradise Derby. CHATI’S ON TOP ($306,668)

at Del Mar. Promising Broodmare sire with 2016

4 wins at 3 and 4, 1st Solana Beach H.

Stakes Winners PAOLA QUEEN (G1, $431,835)

Multiple Stakes Winner BOND JAMES

and BLIP N’ TH BYE (G2 placed, Stakes

BOND ($210,195)

Winner $119,900).

Lifetime progeny earnings approaching $20 Million

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■ Ballena Vista Gets Finnegans Wake Rockingham Ranch has retired $1,594,665-earner Finnegans Wake. The horse will stand at Ballena Vista Farm for $3,500 as the property of Rockingham. Campaigned by Donegal Racing and Rockingham Ranch, the son of Powerscourt broke his maiden in his second outing and went on to capture eight wins from 37 starts. In taking the 2015 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes (G1T), he defeated grade 1 winners Jack Milton and Seek Again. Finnegans Wake also captured the 2015 San Marcos Stakes (G2T) and San Gabriel Stakes (G2T), as well as the 2014 Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes (G2T). Peter Miller trained Finnegans Wake for the major wins of the horse’s career. Finnegans Wake is out of the Silver Ghost broodmare Boat’s Ghost and is a half brother to graded stakes-placed Puca.

■ Box Score Stands at Milky Way Box Score, a full brother to Temple City, has been retired to stand at Milky Way Farm in Temecula. Box Score will stand for $1,000. Bred by Spendthrift Farm, Box Score is an unraced 6-year-old son of Dynaformer, whose other foals include Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Barbaro. Box Score is out of the Danzig mare Curriculum, a daughter of French group 1 winner Macoumba. Curriculum is a half sister to the top sire Malibu Moon. Temple City is already off to an excellent start at stud. His daughter Miss Temple City is a multiple grade 1 winner who captured the Matriarch Stakes (G1T) at Del Mar in her fnal start of 2016. She has earned $1,453,038. Also at Del Mar last year Annals of Time, by Temple City, won the Hollywood Derby (G1T).

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■ Ethnic Dance to Pacifc Coast Thoroughbreds Ethnic Dance, winner of the 2013 Del Mar Derby (G2T), has been retired to stand the 2017 breeding season at Pacifc Coast Thoroughbreds in Hemet for $1,500. The California-bred son of Tribal Rule is a half brother to Twirling Candy, the second-leading second-crop sire of 2016 behind Uncle Mo. Both Ethnic Dance and Twirling Candy are out of the Chester House mare House of Danzing. Grade 2 winner Ethnic Dance to Ethnic Dance won three of Pacifc Coast Thoroughbreds 13 starts for total earnings of $302,210. He led from early in the Del Mar Derby to win the 11⁄8-mile race by 11⁄4 lengths. Ethnic Dance also fnished third in the 2014 Crystal Water Stakes and California Dreamin’ Handicap.

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NEWS

■ Circumference Gets First Foal The frst foal by Circumference was born Jan. 16. The flly, bred by John Ivory, is out of the winning dam Nubian Princess. Circumference is the frst son of Galileo to stand in California. He is a half brother to multiple graded winner Circular Quay. Circumference stands at Milky Way Farm in Temecula for a fee of $3,000.

COURTESY MILKY WAY FARM.

STALLION


GRAZEN Benchmark - Hazen, by Rubiano 2017 FEE: $3,500 LIVE FOAL

GRADED STAKES WINNER BY LEADING SIRE BENCHMARK

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From a Small Crop to Race, 2016 Proved to be a Phenomenal Year for GRAZEN, Sire of Stakes Winner, Multiple Stakes Placed GRAZEN SKY, Multiple Stakes Winner, G1 Stakes-Placed ENOLA GRAY and Stakes Winner TOUGH IT OUT

Average Earnings per Starter $46,025 - AEI 1.67 #2 in California GRAZEN SKY ($392,638) won $100,000 Silky Sullivan S. at Santa Anita, 2nd $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes, 3rd $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes, the Real Good Stakes and the Harry F. Brubaker S. Multiple Stakes winner, G1 Stakes-Placed ENOLA GRAY ($449,100), G1 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita Park 12/26/17, and 1st place fnish in the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint 1/28/17. 4 wins 2016, Melair Stakes, Fleet Street Stakes and the California Distaff H.) and TOUGH IT OUT ($288,050) Echo Eddie Stakes at Santa Anita, etc. For more information on private sales contact Mike Allen (805) 686-4337 5699 Happy Canyon Road, Santa Ynez CA 93460 E-mail: info@tommytownfarms.com / www.tommytownfarms.com


HISTORY

George Todaro

Fleet Host

50 YEARS AGO

10 YEARS AGO Owner GEORGE TODARO and trainer JERRY HOLLENDORFER have had many good stakes winners together, including California-bred Eastlake Avenue, who captured the California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields Feb. 10, 2007. Todaro also bred the flly, a daughter of Globalize—Dos Margaritas, by Pine Bluff, and she was foaled at Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville. In against a feld that included 1-2 favorite Glorifcation, Eastlake Avenue and jockey Chad Schvaneveldt stalked the favorite and won by 13⁄4 lengths in 1:45.90 for the 11⁄16 miles on a sloppy track. Though the California Oaks was Eastlake Avenue’s only stakes victory, she placed in two other stakes and earned a total of $125,593.

25 YEARS AGO Though trainer D. Wayne Lukas sent the talented grade 1 winner Salt Lake to Golden Gate Fields for the $100,000 Golden Bear Stakes Feb. 1, 1992, California-bred QUITE EXTRORDINARY upset the 2-5 favorite. With Tim Doocy in the irons, Quite Extrordinary overhauled pacesetting Salt Lake to win by 11⁄4 lengths in 1:09.21 for six furlongs. It was 51⁄2 lengths back to third-place Persico. Quite Extrordinary had won his frst two races prior to the Golden Bear, and he eventually earned a total of $241,620. Doug Utley trained Quite Extrordinary and owned him with Ed Bonelli. Jim and Cherie Harter’s Harter Family Trust bred Quite Extrordinary, who sold for $14,000 at the 1990 CTS Sales’ Northern California yearling sale.

California-bred FLEET HOST had a busy February in 1967 at Santa Anita. He won the Arcadia Handicap Feb. 7, and 11 days later he captured a division of the San Luis Rey Handicap, both on the turf. In the 11⁄4-mile Arcadia, Fleet Host and jockey Alvaro Pineda raced close to the leaders early and then defeated the dead-heating The Dancer and Biggs by a nose in a dramatic fnish. In the 11⁄2-mile San Luis Rey, legendary jockey Bill Shoemaker took over. Fleet Host defeated Flit-to by four lengths in 2:234⁄5, a new course record and equaling the American record. Albert Yank bred Fleet Host, a son of My Host—Countess Alberta, by Count Fleet. Ray Priddy trained Fleet Host for owner Fletcher Jones in the name of Jones’ Westerly Stud. Jones had purchased Fleet Host for $13,500 at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Del Mar yearling sale.

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

• Boading • Mae Cae and Foaling • • Breaking and Training • Layups • Sale Prep •

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Tiznow

-Hepa

W0 LF ’S TIZNO 50 tic Fee: $2, a by Slewpy ·

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California’s Leading Second Crop Sire of 2016. California’s Leading First Crop Sire of 2015. Won on dirt and synthetic. Won on both coasts. Track Recorder holder for 1 mile & 1/16th at Hollywood Park. Multiple stakes winner, second in Keeneland’s G1 Breeders Futurity. Over 40 stakes winners in frst three dams. Speed, Stamina, Balance and Conformation. The total package. Winners on dirt, turf and synthetic. From distances of 4 ½ furlongs to 8 ½ furlongs. . Sire of More Power to Him, 2nd place fnisher in the 2017 California Derby. . #2 in 2016 sires of two year olds in California by average earnings per runner. . Over 87% of his starters have won or placed. . Yearlings sold for nearly 25 times his fee and two year olds sold for up to $92,000. That’s over 36 times the stud fee!

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A Full Service Thoroughbred Facility eAFFIRMATIVE f Unbridled – Tom’s a La Mode, by Alleged · Fee: $1,000 LFSN • Affirmative has progeny earnings of $3.7 Million, $316,319 in 2016 with19 races won from 24 runners • His runners are led by WARRENS VENEDA ($932,112), winner of the G1 $400,000 Santa Margarita Stakes, at Santa Anita Park by an impressive 7¼ lengths! • Average earnings per starter $61,161

eUNUSUAL HEATWAVE f Unusual Heat – Miss Alphie, by Candi’s Gold · Fee: $2,500 LFSN Property of Montecito stables • California’s champion Three-Year-Old • Multiple stakes winner of $488,000 + with triple Beyer speed figure and 3 ½ Ragozin number • Out of Miss Alphie, dam of G3 winner ALPHIE’S BET ($303,670) and G1 placed Twentytwentyvision($257,480) also a half sister to G1 winner ABSOLUTE GLAM. “A May foal”, Never off the board in five starts as a 2yr-old winner. • First foals are yearlings of 2017

eDaddy Nose Best (KY) f Scat Daddy – Follow Your Bliss, by Thunder Gulch · Fee: $3,000 LFSN

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THE ONLY SON OF LATE, LEADING SIRE SCAT DADDY STANDING IN CALIFORNIA • Multiple Graded stakes winner of $957,303, Graded Stakes winner on turf & dirt • Winner of the G3 - El Camino Real Derby, G3 - Sunland Derby and the G3 - Colonel E.R. Bradley H. • First foals are yearlings of 2017 New Calif to orn for 2 ia 017 Candy Ride – Beyond Perfection, by Quack

eMISREMEMBERED f Fee: $2,500 LFSN

GRADE 1-WINNING MILLIONAIRE AND TRACK RECORD SETTER • The leading earner for his sire, World Record Miler, CANDY RIDE • Out of Multiple Graded Stakes winner BEYOND PERFECTION, including Grade 2 Del Mar Debutante and Barretts Debutante Stakes • Amassed earnings of $1,306,709, running first or second in 11 of 13 career starts, including the G1 Santa Anita derby • Posted victories in the Grade 2 Swaps Stakes and Grade 2 Indiana Derby where he ran the 8 1/2 furlongs in a track record time of 1:40 4/5 • Ranked as the #1 Handicap Horse in North America at the time of his retirement

ePROUD TOWER TOO f Proud Irish – Dora’s Tower, by Irish Tower Fee: $1,000 LFSN

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• Multiple G1 Winner of $1,737,527, including the G1 Malibu Stakes and the G1 Gulf News Dubai Golden Shaheen. • Sire of 76% Starters from Foals • Runners are led by Slew’s Royal Tower ($105,136)


Specializing in Rehabilitation and Training eTIZ A MINISTER f Ministers Wild Cat – Tiz a Mistress, by Cee’s Tizzy Fee: $1,500 LFSN • Graded Stakes Winner of $481,530 • Winner of the G3 Affirmed Handicap defeating Graded Stakes Winners DEN’S LEGACY, DICE FLAVOR and BROADWAY EMPIRE. Second in the G2 Swaps Stakes defeating DICE FLAVOR • By a leading California sire MINISTERS WILD CAT, who is out of the phenomenal 3 year-old champion HOLLYWOOD WILDCAT ($1,432,160), also the dam of Breeders’ Cup winning millionaire WAR CHANT

ecapital Account f Closing Argument – Accountess, by Private Account Fee: $2,000 LFSN THE ONLY SON OF CLOSING ARGUMENT TO STAND IN CALIFORNIA • Grade 2 winner retired with earnings of $445,080 • Won the G2 - Pat O’Brien S. at Del Mar, defeating G1 winner COIL • 2nd in the G1 Santa Anita Championship S. and the G2 San Carlos S. • From 14 starts was on the board 12 times • First foals are yearlings of 2017

eKING OF JAZZ (ARG) f Giant’s Causeway-Kiss Me Sweet, by Lode Fee: $1,000 LFSN

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• By Champion Sire GIANTS CAUSEWAY, sire of 84 Graded Stakes winners and over $139 million progeny earnings, including G1 winners BRODY’S CAUSE • King of Jazz competed on the Southern California racing circuit where he amassed $105,360 in earnings winning Allowance races in Del Mar and Santa Anita Defeating NAHEM winner of the Snow Chief Stakes

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

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hen a horse lives to 34, it’s usually because of the love and care he received. Turkoman, the 1986 Eclipse Award champion older male, was no exception, living out the end of his long life at E.A. Ranches in Ramona. When the infrmities of old age fnally caught up with him, he was euthanized Dec. 21, a sad day for E.A. personnel and his many fans.

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Corbin Robertson bred Turkoman (Alydar—Taba, by Table Play) in Kentucky and campaigned him in the name of Saron Stable. Trained by Gary Jones, Turkoman broke his maiden in his only start at 2 and began to display ability during his 3-year-old season by winning the Afrmed Handicap (G3) and with runner-up fnishes in the Swaps Stakes (G1) and Travers Stakes (G1) and a third in the 1985 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). A fan favorite, due in part to his 17-hand size and thrilling come-from-behind style, Turkoman at 4 won the Tallahassee Handicap, Widener Handicap (G1), and Oaklawn Handicap (G2) before running down Precisionist in the 1986 Marlboro Cup Handicap (G1). He closed out his career with narrow losses in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) and Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). Tat 1986 season earned Turkoman his Eclipse Award. He won eight of 22 lifetime starts and earned $2,146,924. After beginning his breeding career at Darby Dan Farm in Kentucky, he moved to California, frst to Circle H Ranch and Mira Loma Toroughbreds Farm before, in 2005, standing at E. A. Ranches. Pensioned in 2008, Turkoman sired 34 stakes winners, including Peruvian champion Captain Garfo and Champion Turkoman lived the life of Riley at E.A. Ranches until his death at 34 grade 1 winners Turk Passer and Man From Wicklow. After Turkoman’s pensioning, not all of the stallion’s sharehold- koman was happiest at E. A. Ranches,” Bellucci said. “We were ers agreed to continue paying toward his care and he was moved. so glad when the syndicate agreed to continue partial payment Marguerite Eliasson, E.A. Ranches’ farm manager, heard that of his care.” Turkoman was not doing well. Carroll Robertson Ray and Rose Hochner Nelson, the daughKnowing that Our Mims Retirement Haven in Kentucky ter and granddaughter of Corbin and Wilhelmina Robertson, had housed Turkoman’s dam, Taba, and close relation, champi- provided a grant to the Haven for the nonproft’s portion of Turon Our Mims, Eliasson contacted Haven owner and manager koman’s board. Jeanne Mirabito. Eliasson, Mirabito, and Cheryl Bellucci, HavTurkoman lived out his days at E. A. Ranches, staying in the en’s director of fundraising and promotion, helped put together same paddock and receiving excellent care from his grooms. Bea solution to return him to E.A. Ranches in 2008. Te syndicate fore her own retirement, Eliasson visited him daily to feed him paid the same amount they were paying to board Turkoman else- some of his favorite treats. where, supplemented by Eliasson, the Haven, and a Turkoman Turkoman was cremated and was to be buried at the Haven fan named Sandy Smith, who lived in Michigan. near his dam, Taba, and his half sister, Taba Dance, who was also “Tere was talk about bringing him to Kentucky, but Tur- a resident at the Haven. 14

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Eclipse Awards

CHROME ECLIPSES CAL-BREDS BY EMILY SHIELDS

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Te prestigious Eclipse title is the fourth that the chestnut son of Lucky Pulpit—Love the Chase, by Not For Love, has received. He was also named the 2016 champion older male and swept both Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male in 2014. No other California-bred has ever earned that many Eclipse Awards. Te last Cal-bred Horse of the Year was Tiznow in 2000, but despite winning a second Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), he lost racing’s highest honor to Point Given in 2001. Prior to that, the mighty Swaps was the most recent Cal-bred Horse of the Year in 1956, having lost the title to Nashua as a sophomore in 1955. Acclamation won champion older male in 2011 after a stellar season but missed Horse of the Year honors to the flly Havre de Grace. Last year also marked the second time California Chrome was named Horse of the Year despite losing the Breeders’ Cup Classic to a Bob Bafert trainee. Bayern did it in 2014, winning the race after a controversial start but losing the title to California Chrome 143 votes to 36. More recently Arrogate ran down California Chrome in the stretch of the $5,520,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic, handing the subsequent Horse of the Year his only defeat of the season. Arrogate lost Horse of the Year, with 40 votes to California Chrome’s 202. As a 5-year-old, California Chrome started eight times in 2016, winning seven of them and earning $8,180,000. 16

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alifornia Chrome has been breaking the proverbial mold since the California-bred colt by a former $2,500 stallion won two legs of the Triple Crown. Now he has become the frst Cal-bred to earn a second Eclipse Horse of the Year title after taking home that honor during the annual Eclipse Awards ceremony Jan. 21 in Florida.

A second Horse of the Year and a champion older male title for California Chrome, the all-time leading Cal-bred Eclipse Award earner

Of a layof of nearly 10 months, California Chrome opened his campaign in the $200,500 San Pasqual Stakes (G2) to much fanfare, sporting new silver silks and new owners after co-breeder Steve Coburn sold his share and Taylor Made Farm joined with partner Perry Martin to create California Chrome LLC. Trainer Art Sherman had the fashy chestnut cranked for a top efort despite the time of. California Chrome responded by winning the Jan. 9 San Pasqual by 11⁄4 lengths. Sherman had the horse shipped to Meydan Racecourse in Dubai soon after to give California Chrome time to adjust. Te trainer used the $143,000 Trans Gulf Electromechanical Trophy Handicap as a prep race for the $10 million Dubai World Cup, and California Chrome put on an exhibition, strolling to the wire by open lengths while regular rider Victor Espinoza sat still, never asking the horse for run. Te Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) followed,

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and despite a girth malfunction that caused the saddle to slip well back, California Chrome won again, solidifying his worldwide dominance. In July at Del Mar, California Chrome gamely won the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (G2) after an epic stretch battle with multiple grade 1 winner Dortmund. Tat prepared him for a duel with the brilliant mare Beholder in the $1 million TVG Pacifc Classic (G1), but the race turned into a procession as California Chrome defeated that multiple champion by fve lengths while in hand. An easy victory in the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (G1) set him up for the narrow loss in the Breeders’ Cup. California Chrome’s year concluded with a track-record performance in the $180,000 Winter Challenge Stakes at Los Alamitos. He won by 12 lengths, wrapping up his phenomenal season and putting to rest any doubt that he was the most dominant and impressive runner of 2016.


CTBA working for you

To further assist the membership of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) and subscribers of its offcial publication, California Thoroughbred, this monthly editorial page provides readers with updates about the association’s current policies, latest news and upcoming events in the Golden State.

CTBA Again Has Booth at Ag Day California Agricultural Day (Ag Day) at the California Capitol will be held Wednesday, March 22, and, as it has for several years, the California Toroughbred Breeders Association will again have a presence. Te CTBA will represent breeders and ofer information to legislators on the vital role the Toroughbred industry plays in the state’s agricultural economy. CTBA event coordinator Christy Chapman, along with several CTBA Board Members, will be at the CTBA booth, to promote the sport and educate visitors on general horse facts and Toroughbred racing and breeding in California. Te day is held in conjunction with National Agricultural Day as a way to recognize and celebrate the abundance agriculture provides. For more information on California’s Ag Day, check out http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/agday/ on the Internet.

Northern Sale Slated for Aug. 15 The CTBA Sales Northern California Yearling & Horses of Racing Age Sale is scheduled for Aug. 15. It will be held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Entries will close June 12. For further information, contact Cookie Hackworth at 800-5732822 x 243 or Cookie@ctba.

SPOTLIGHTING FOALS OF 2017 With foaling season upon us, now is the time to spotlight your foals in California Thoroughbred. The April through August issues will feature Thoroughbreds foaled in California, with advertorials consisting of six to eight photos of foals per page. The cost to publish a full-page insertion will be discounted to $500. This represents a discount more than 50% off 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 the foal’s farm location. Photos need to be submitted by the following deadlines: March 6 (April issue), April 3 (May issue), May 8 (June issue), June 5 (July issue), and July 5 (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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Stacia O’Shea San Diego, CA

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California Stallion Tour Feb. 4 The California Thoroughbred Farm Managers Association and the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association have scheduled a San Diego County Stallion Tour Feb. 4. The tour will begin at 8 a.m. from the parking lot at San Luis Rey Downs. The bus will visit Ballena Vista Farm, E.A. Ranches, and Ocean Breeze. Cost is a low $40, which includes food, drink, and transportation. To reserve your spot, please RSVP to ctfma@yahoo.com.

CTBA DATES TO REMEMBER Wednesday, Feb. 1 Names for foals of 2015 must be claimed. After Feb. 1, a naming fee of $100 will apply.

Wednesday, Feb. 15 Annual registration of stallions is due at a fee of $1,250. Deadline to nominate California-bred/California-sired 2-year-olds (foals of 2015) to the Golden State Series; $300 fee applies.

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CTFoundation 2017

OFFICERS AND TRUSTEES PRESIDENT

Mrs. Ada Gates Patton VICE-PRESIDENT

Gail Gregson TREASURER

James Murphy SECRETARY

Noreen Sullivan Mrs. Jeanne L. Canty, Ex Offcio President

Jeff Blea, DVM Tracy Gantz Jane Goldstein Thomas S. Robbins John W. Sadler Peter W. Tunney Warren Williamson Amy J. Zimmerman

Spreckels Cup Adds to Polo Match Te prestigious Spreckels Cup is part of the California Toroughbred Foundation’s art collect, and it is large in both size and history. On display each fall at the San Diego Polo Club’s two-week Spreckels Cup tournament, the Cup is a lasting representation of John D. Spreckels’ passion for the sport. Spreckels, the son of legendary sugar magnate Claus Spreckels, was himself a shipping magnate and an entrepreneur. At one point the younger Spreckels was reported to be the wealthiest man in San Diego, owning all of San Diego’s Coronado Island and heavily invested in the creation of the fabled Hotel del Coronado. Spreckels also was the driving force behind numerous San Diego endeavors, including shaping the transportation infrastructure with the San Diego and Arizona Railway and funding the Panama-California Exposition, which was the foundation for Balboa Park. In the midst of building his empire, Spreckels discovered polo in the late 1800s, and by 1909 he had inaugurated the Polo Challenge in San Diego to be played on his own polo felds on Coronado. Te sportsman commissioned Los Angeles designers Brock and Feagus to craft a dramatic silver trophy that stands nearly two feet high. Te newly minted “Polo Challenge Trophy, presented by John D. Spreckels” was to be engraved with the names of the winning team and awarded to that team for one year. Te trophy was won three times (1921, 1924, and 1925) by Carleton F. Burke’s Midwick Polo team, and it was retired to Burke. In the mid-1980s the Spreckels Cup was refurbished to its former glory by Jessops Jewelers, whose founder, Joseph E. Jessop, had worked at the San Diego Polo Club in his youth. Since 1988 the CTF has loaned the Spreckels Cup to the San Diego Polo Club, where it is taking its place among their trophies to honor polo champions and, once again, is raised by the winners of the annual Spreckels Cup tournament.

Mrs. Kenneth M. Schiffer, Director Emeritus

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

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CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC PRESENTED BY CITY NATIONAL BANK: ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR HOW SWEET IT IS BY TRACY GANTZ

“People think Cal-breds are easy, but Cal-breds are tough,” said Joe Ciaglia. Ciaglia should know. He bred and owns Ashleyluvssugar with Sharon Alesia and Cal-bred Ashleyluvssugar denies What a View in the California Cup Turf Classic presented Mike Mellen. Te partners entered the by City National Bank ly lead. Ashleyluvssugar and jockey Flavien 6-year-old gelded son of Game Plan— programs. Ashley’s Folly, by Urgent Request, in the Larry Zap, a bloodstock consultant for Prat had to break from the rail and settled Turf Classic and encountered three grade the Ashleyluvssugar group, and Ciaglia into third, biding their time till the stretch 1 winners. noted that Santa Anita management let run. It was a corker. What a View refused to What a View nabbed his grade 1 in the Ashleyluvssugar work between races one 2016 Frank E. Kilroe Mile Stakes (G1T). day. Tat allowed Eurton to keep him on yield, but Ashleyluvssugar was just as determined. Ashleyluvssugar got by What Ralis, who had originally been considered schedule for the Cal Cup. for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup “Santa Anita has been very accommo- a View in the fnal strides, winning by a half-length in 1:46.43. It was 11⁄2 lengths Invitational Stakes (G1), had triumphed dating,” said Zap. in the 2015 Hopeful Stakes (G1). TamaJose (Pepe) Aragon, who also works back to third-place Ward ’n Jerry. “Te race was very scary at the end,” said rando’s grade 1 dated back to the 2013 Eclipse Award champion Champagne Del Mar Futurity (G1), but he had since Room for Eurton, works Ashleyluvssugar, Mellen. “Te other horse, What a View, won and placed in several stakes. who posted a bullet fve furlongs in :582⁄5 a is a really good horse, has won a grade 1. We knew it would be a tough race, and Ashleyluvssugar has yet to win a grade week before the Turf Classic. Te gelding, favored at even money, the one post is not (Ashleyluvssugar’s) best 1, but he has four grade 2 trophies and is needed every ounce of sharpness he could position. But he’s a great horse. He never a millionaire. “Even though it’s not a grade 1 race, the muster. What a View, who won the 11⁄8- gives up.” Added Eurton, “I didn’t think we’d get Cal-breds are good,” said Peter Eurton, mile Turf Classic last year, sailed to the earby him for a minute there, who trains Ashleyluvsbut Ashley’s got a lot of sugar. “We never underclass.” estimate anybody.” Ashleyluvssugar, who Te weather also became a millionaire played a role, as Califorwhen second in the Nov. nia received more rain 25 Hollywood Turf Cup in January than it had Stakes (G2T), raised his seen during that month earnings to $1,145,004. for several years. Santa He has nine wins, three Anita moved many turf seconds, and three thirds races to the dirt and even in 20 starts. had to cancel a couple of Ashleyluvssugar’s connections accept the spoils of victory in the winner’s circle 26

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Unusual Heat-Foreverinthegame, by Out of Place

Blistering Fast Stakes Winning Sprint Star Son of Unusual Heat 5 wins and 4 places in 11 lifetime starts • Winner of the 2014 Clockers Corner Handicap of of a 6 month lay-of • Graded Stakes Placed at Santa Anita Park • Raced to unparelled closing fractions of 20.80 for 1/4 mile, 32-1/5 for 3/8 mile and 42-1/5 for 1/2 mile • A beautiful 16 hand chesnut specimen • Widely regarded as the “Fastest Son of Unusual Heat” Son of All Time Leading California Sire of Cal Breds UNUSUAL HEAT-Sire of 5 Grade 1 Winners, 12 Graded Stakes Winners, 30 Graded Stakes horses and 14 California Champions Full Brother to California Champion, Grade 2-Multiple Stakes Winning Turf Star GERVINHO

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third in the Bob Hope Stakes (G3), and winning the King Glorious Stakes. Each had outfnished the other once, making this the rubber match. California Diamond went of as the 9-5 favorite, with Ann Arbor Eddie the third choice at 5-2. Impressive maiden winner Coils Gold, a half brother to 2015 California-bred Horse of the Year Gimme Da Lute, by Coil, was the 2-1 second choice. Coils Gold broke slowly, compromising his chances throughout the 11⁄16 miles. California Diamond zipped to the front, with Ann Arbor Eddie and two others a couple of lengths behind. Ann Arbor Eddie moved into second, vying for that position with Six Point Rack down the backside. On the second turn Ann Arbor Eddie shook loose of Six Point Reddam Racing’s California homebred Ann Arbor Eddie takes the California Cup Derby Rack and went gunning for the leader. It took Ann Arbor Eddie the entire length of the stretch to catch California Diamond, but he never gave up. He fnally grabbed the lead in the last couple of strides, the margin at the wire a halflength and the time 1:44.65. Tribal Storm closed for third. “I was so impressed by his performance Paul and Zillah Reddam and O’Neill today,” said Mora. STEADY EDDIE were unable to attend Cal Cup since they Te Reddams bred Ann Arbor EdBY TRACY GANTZ had Semper Fortis in the $12 million Peg- die from their Cal-bred stakes-winning asus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) In Excess mare Repo. Te gelding is by o one from the Doug O’Neill at Gulfstream Park the same day. Tey Square Eddie, the Reddams’ stallion who barn is saying that Reddam missed a bang-up rematch between Ann led all other California sires of 2-year-olds Racing’s Ann Arbor Eddie is a Arbor Eddie and California Diamond. in 2016 by money won for the second California Diamond had the edge in straight year. Triple Crown candidate—yet. But “We had a good day,” said O’Neill’s in winning the $245,000 Califor- experience. He won four stakes in 2016 and brought a record of fve wins and brother Dennis. “We had three seconds. nia Cup Derby Jan. 28, Ann Arbor four seconds in nine starts to the Cal Cup It’s great for Paul. Paul puts a lot into the Eddie took a tentative step in that Derby. Ann Arbor Eddie had started three Cal-breds.” direction. times, winning a maiden race, running All three of those seconds on the Cal Consider this: California Cup card were by Square Chrome won the 2014 Cal Eddie runners. In the Cup Derby en route to his California Cup Oaks, victory in the Kentucky DerHow About Zero ran by Presented by Yum! Brands second to Sircat Sally. (G1) and Preakness Stakes Smoove It fnished sec(G1), and last year, O’Neill ond to Enola Gray in the and Reddam Racing collabSunshine Millions Filly orated to win the Kentucky and Mare Turf Sprint. Derby with Nyquist. And in one of the maiden “Why not start to dream?” races on the card, Radish, asked Leandro Mora, a full sister to multiple O’Neill’s assistant, after Ann Ann Arbor Eddie’s Cal Cup Derby victory highlighted a big Cal Cup day stakes winner Sprouts, for Reddam Racing Arbor Eddie’s victory. also ran second.

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TOM’S TRIBUTE Lion Heart - Halloween Fun by El Prado (IRE)

Grade 1 Winner of the Eddie Read Stakes with Earnings of $634,880

Won the Grade II Del Mar Mile Handicap & the Thunder Road Stakes at Santa Anita Versatile Winner from 6+1/2 Furlongs to 1+1/8 Miles Posting FIVE Triple Digit Beyers Fee: $2,000 Inquiries to: Tom Hudson • 4050 Casey Avenue, Santa Ynez, CA 93460 805-693-1777 • Email: inquiries@magalifarms.com • Website: www.MagaliFarms.com


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turf contest was 1:35.08. Jerry Hollendorfer trains Sircat Sally for owner Joe Turner, who also bred the undefeated runner. “Tis is special,” said Turner after the victory. “Tree diferent riders, three different wins, three diferent tracks, and two diferent surfaces—what more could you SALLY FORTH AND CONQUER ask for?” Sircat Sally began her career in November at Del Mar, winning a six-furlong maiden event for state-breds by fve lengths under Mike Smith. Van Dyke climbed aboard for the $100,000 Soviet Problem Stakes in December at Los Alamitos, and Sircat Sally responded with an emphatic 12-length victory. Tat efort stamped her as a leading player in the division, and the successful switch to turf has expanded her options. “Tat was the question, whether she would do that or not,” Hollendorfer said of the grassy experiment, “and she did it, I think, in pretty nice fashion. I was very pleased the way she rated of the pace and showed good enough speed to get up and be tactical.” Te dark bay flly is the third runner and third winner from her dam, Sister Sally. Te mare’s frst starter is the exceptionally game Sir Vronski, a gelded son of Vronsky who has earned $122,052 with Undefeated Sircat Sally breezes to victory in the California Cup Oaks 11 wins in 21 starts. Next came Cyclone BY EMILY SHIELDS Van Dyke, Sircat Sally relaxed behind Sally, a winning daughter of Cyclotron. pacesetter Adios Call, then swept up from With the two stakes wins under her belt, or a horse with such an obvious her stalking position to take the lead by Sircat Sally has earned a total of $198,200. wealth of talent, Sircat Sally has three lengths at the top of the stretch. Turner still owns Sister Sally, who has a faced her share of obstacles. In Baze kept her busy in the lane, with juvenile daughter of Vronsky and a yearthe $200,000 California Cup Oaks Sircat Sally rewarding her backers with ling daughter by California Horse of the Jan. 28, she rose to the challenge 21⁄4-length score. How About Zero, a Year and Eclipse Award champion Acclamagnifcently, overcoming a switch 27-1 longshot, rallied from well back mation. She is in foal to Square Eddie for to grass, her third rider in three for second while Princess Roi fnished the 2017 season, and Turner is mulling a third. Te fnal time for the one-mile return to either Vronsky or Surf Cat. starts, and a change “I’ve known Bruce in tactics to keep Headley for many, many her unbeaten streak years, so I may lean his intact. way,” Turner said of the Despite the questions, wickedly fast stakes winthe daughter of Surf ner Surf Cat, who was Cat—Sister Sally, by trained by and is owned by In Excess, was sent of Headley. as the 9-10 choice in a With such a productive feld of eight. Under the dam and such an exciting guidance of jockey Tyler sibling, the coming runBaze, who replaced the ners from Sister Sally will Homebred Sircat Sally’s beaming owner Joe Turner, holding bronze, along with recently injured Drayden trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, third right, and jockey Tyler Baze be well anticipated.

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Multiple Grade 1 Winning Millionaire with Earnings of $1,154,360

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CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT: RICHARDÕS BOY

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TOUGH AS NAILS; HARD AS HICKORY

Rockingham Ranch’s Richard’s Boy ekes out a hard-earned victory in the Cal Cup Sprint BY EMILY SHIELDS

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lthough Idiot Proof was California’s champion sprinter in 2007, the speedy grade 1 winner never got a chance to race on California Cup day. His classy son Richard’s Boy made amends for that by winning the $150,345 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint Jan. 28. Te six-furlong dash for older horses carries the name of one of the California Toroughbred Breeders Association’s newest Hall of Fame members. Richard’s Boy, a 5-year-old gelded son of the Cee’s Tizzy mare Marissa’s Joy, was a dual stakes winner on the grass in 2015, but failed to win a stake in 2016. Always consistent, he had run no worse than third in six starts in the last 12 months. He fnished third in the Dec. 26 San Simeon Stakes (G3T) to round out 2016, then switched from his regular grassy surface to the main track for a rare dirt start

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Tillema after his frst three starts, all victories. With eight wins, fve seconds, and two thirds from 19 starts, Richard’s Boy has earned $536,080. “He’s tougher than nails—he’s hickory, this horse,” said Miller after the race. “I think he’s a little better on the grass, honestly, but he’s just so game and tries so hard that I knew he’d give it all he had.” A win in the Cal Cup seemed a no brainer for Richard’s Boy, who sports a female family bursting with Cal Cup prowess. Winner Marissa’s Joy is out of Jenna’s Joy, a mare who raced in the Cal Cup twice. Although Jenna’s Joy never won a Cal Cup race, her dam, Teresa’s Pleasure (Richard’s Boy’s third dam) took the California Cup Juvenile Fillies in 1990 en route to champion Cal-bred 2-year-old flly honors. Teresa’s Pleasure went on to produce graded stakes winner and Cal Cup starter Teresa’s Tizzy and multiple stakes winner and Cal Cup starter Lesters Boy. Although stakes-placed Jenna’s Joy, by Half Term, never had a Cal Cup starter, she did throw a stakes winner in Jam’n Jackson. Richard’s Boy is Marissa’s Joy’s frst winner from four foals to race. She has a yearling full sister to Richard’s Boy named Julie Ann’s Faith and was bred back to Idiot Proof for 2017.

in the Cal Cup Sprint. Piloted by Flavien Prat, who subbed for regular rider Victor Espinoza, who traveled to Florida to partner California Chrome in that California-bred’s fnal career start, Richard’s Boy bounded from the gate quickly. He was pressured down the length of the backside by Jimmy Bouncer and Acceptance, dueling through quick fractions of :21.89 and :44.38. Well Measured joined the three speed horses at the top of the lane, and a fourhorse battle ensued, with Richard’s Boy prevailing by a game nose on the wire. Well Measured ran second, while Acceptance fnished third. Te fnal time for the six-furlong contest was 1:08.71. Peter Miller trains Richard’s Boy for Gary Hartunian’s Rockingham Ranch, which acquired the gelding privately from breed- Owner Gary Hartunian, center, trainer Peter Miller (hat), and ers Harold and Pamela jockey Flavien Prat join in the trophy presentation

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SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY & MARE TURF SPRINT: ENOLA GRAY

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“She’s a neat horse,” Alexander said after Enola Gray captured the Turf Sprint. “She came out of nowhere for us.” Bloodstock agent Gayle Van Leer had purchased Unsung Heroine, the dam of Enola Gray, for Alexander. Te mare cost The versatile Enola Gray enjoys her downhill turf victory in the Cal Cup Filly & Mare Turf Sprint $40,000 and was initially a bit of a disappointment. But to the cover of Alexander’s Stakes winner Smoove It, multiple stakes- proved it.” stallion Grazen, Unsung Heroine pro- placed Desert Steel, and stakes-placed Enola Gray forged to the lead going into How Unusual. duced Enola Gray. the stretch, and then Smoove It began to Enola Gray likes to be on or near the close. Jockey Tyler Baze urged on Enola Given how Enola Gray has turned out, it is not surprising that Unsung Heroine is pace—“that’s the way her daddy liked it Gray, saying later, “I just kept her attencurrently back in foal to that stallion. Te too,” said Alexander. In the Turf Sprint, tion.” Enola Gray responded to win by 31⁄4 flly has also contributed to Grazen’s pop- Enola Gray battled with early pacesetter lengths in 1:12.10. Smoove It outfnished Desert Steel through the frst half-mile, Desert Steel by a head for second, with anularity. “He’s got a much bigger book this year, something those two had also done in the other nose back to Cuddle Alert. “I’m relieved to win because we haven’t at least 50 and maybe 60 mares,” said California Distaf. “It played out just about the same as the won a race since the last race she won in Alexander. Enola Gray has impressed Alexan- last time they hooked up,” said Alexander. October,” said Alexander. “We’ve been der since her very frst start, when she “I thought we had more horse, and she nosed out twice, and we got disqualifed once—on New Year’s Eve—so we broke her maiden on the dirt by needed a win.” 161⁄4 lengths. Going into the Turf Sprint, she had started only once Alexander said that he and trainon the turf, winning down Santa er Phil D’Amato plan to keep the Anita’s hillside grass course in last 4-year-old flly on the grass for now, year’s California Distaf Handithe owner saying, “I’d like to fnd a cap. grade 3 for her.” Enola Gray’s versaSeven others tried Enola Gray in tility means they have plenty of opthe Jan 28 Turf Sprint on the Calitions because she has already won two fornia Cup card, the race conducted stakes on the dirt. at the downhill distance of about “I really, truly believe the sky’s the 61⁄2 furlongs. Bettors made Enola limit with this flly,” said D’Amato. Gray the 3-5 favorite, with three “We’re going to plan to stretch her out others given about a 5-1 chance Owner Nick Alexander, center, and trainer Phil D’Amato, later on in the year, and then I think of an upset—2016 Irish O’Brien second right, along with jockey Tyler Baze in winner’s circle she’ll be even more efective.” 34

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Above, display of the top 20 Cal-bred earners; below, California Chrome and Tiznow sit atop earners list

Above, Oak Tree Racing Association group; left, Harris Auerbach, Vice Chairperson of CTBA, with Lucinda Mandella, Executive Director of CARMA

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Sue Greene, seated second right, of Woodbridge Farm and guests

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Cal Cup partygoers Ballena Vista Farm

Santa Anita Cal Cup partygoers watch Pegasus World Invitational Stakes at Gulfstream

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Cal-bred Graded Stakes Winners

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BETTYS BAMBINO’S SAM SIMEON STAKES

Bettys Bambino gets the Santa Anita meet off on the right foot for Cal-breds, winning the grade 3 San Simeon Stakes on opening day

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t didn’t take long for California-breds to start bringing home graded stakes trophies once Santa Anita opened. Te Arcadia track always begins its winter meeting the day after Christmas. A boisterous crowd of 46,514 attended on opening day, and Bettys Bambino put Cal-breds front and center in the San Simeon Stakes (G3T). Solid Wager then added to the state-bred luster by dead-heating with St. Joe Bay in the Dec. 31 Midnight Lute Stakes (G3).

Starting the New Year festivities early, Bettys Bambino’s connections celebrate in the winner’s circle

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Bettys Bambino is the poster boy for the sometimes forgotten notion that giving a horse time can pay of. After an absence of 22 months, the gelding returned to the races strong enough to win a graded stakes without even a prep. Co-owner and co-breeder Joe Ciaglia expected the $102,415 San Simeon Stakes Dec. 26 to be a prep in itself. “I was just hoping that he would run well today and then come back in the Cal Cup,” said Ciaglia. “I’m a Cal Cup guy.” But Bettys Bambino loves the Santa Anita downhill sprint of about 61⁄2 furlongs. In six prior attempts over the course, he had won fve, including the 2014 Daytona Stakes (G3T) and 2015 Sensational Star Stakes. After the Sensational Star, Bettys Bambino developed a suspensory problem. “We did a scan, and he had a little lesion—nothing horrible,” said trainer Peter Eurton. Just about the time Eurton had Bettys Bambino ready to return from that, the gelding cracked a shoulder. “We couldn’t X-ray a shoulder, so we had to give him four months of to be on the safe side,” said Eurton. “And here he is today.” “It’s amazing that he could come back twice,” said Ciaglia. Eurton praised the ownership team for their patience. Ciaglia bred and owns Bettys Bambino with Sharon Alesia and Mike Mellen’s Bran Jam Stable. It is the same group that bred and owns another top Cal-bred, Ashleyluvssugar. Bettys Bambino faced a large feld in the San Simeon on Santa Anita’s opening day, many of his toughest rivals Cal-breds. Te 12-horse feld included the 4-1 favorite, Cal-bred stakes winner Richard’s Boy; Kentucky-bred Holy Lute, winner of a division of the Eddie D Stakes (G3T); and Cal-bred He Will, who was coming of two very smart allowance/optional claimer victories. With Joel Rosario aboard, Bettys Bambino broke sharply from post nine. He came down the hill and raced wide into the stretch. Rallying gamely to take the lead in deep stretch, Bettys Bambino drew of for a 21⁄4-length victory in 1:11.95.


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Cal-bred Graded Stakes Winners Stormy Liberal outfnished Richard’s Boy by a head for second. Te San Simeon was Bettys Bambino’s seventh win in 11 starts, his others being three thirds and a fourth. He raised his earnings to $378,036. Te partnership bred Bettys Bambino by sending their High Brite mare Brite Betty to Unusual Heat. “Give kudos to Unusual Heat,” said Larry Zap, a bloodstock consultant for the partnership. “Tat sire is one for the ages.” SOLID WAGER’S MIDNIGHT LUTE STAKES

Five days after Bettys Bambino, another Cal-bred stood in the winner’s circle following a graded stakes victory. Solid Wager had to share his honors, however, with his stablemate, Florida-bred St. Joe Bay, as the two Peter Miller-trained horses fnished in a dead heat for frst in the $100,000 Midnight Lute Stakes. St. Joe Bay and jockey Kent Desormeaux set the pace shortly after the start of the 61⁄2-furlong Midnight Lute, while Solid Wager and jockey Victor Espinoza raced in ffth early, six lengths behind their four rivals. Cal-bred Tough Sunday headed St. Joe Bay briefy in the stretch, but St. Joe Bay wrested the lead right back. Meanwhile, Espinoza had Solid Wager in full fight on the outside, lessening the distance to the leader with every stride. Te two Miller trainees hit the wire together over the sloppy sealed track, stopping the clock in 1:15.03. “I couldn’t call it,” said Miller. “I thought Solid Wager won it on the live. I thought St. Joe Bay won it on the re-

Solid Wager’s last-ditch effort catches St. Joe Bay to dead-heat in the Midnight Lute

play. Ten when I saw the super slo-mo, I thought maybe it’s a heater.” Te photo did in fact show a dead heat, and Miller posed in the winner’s circle with both horses. “Tat’s the best possible fnish,” said Miller. “Tat way every owner, every jockey—everyone’s happy. And I get two wins in the book.” Espinoza’s method resulted in a lot more mud than Desormeaux’s, given the track surface. “It’s my last race of the year,” said Espinoza, “so I’ll just go for it. He’s such a cool horse. He likes to just take his time, and he tries as hard as he can down the stretch.” Cal and Jill Fischer’s Madera Toroughbreds bred Solid Wager, a 2011 son of Birdonthewire—G Ma, by Valid Wager. Madera sold him at the 2012 Barretts Oc-

tober yearling sale for $3,000 to Hi Country Sales. “We bought Solid Wager privately as an unraced early 2-year-old from John Brocklebank,” said Miller. “He was so confdent in the horse that he said we could try him for 30 days. After about a week I said, ‘I’ll take him.’ ” Miller trains Solid Wager for Gary and Cecil Barber and Stanford Stable, a partnership that includes Kevin Tsujihara. Gary Barber and Tsujihara each head a movie studio, MGM and Warner Bros., respectively. Te Midnight Lute gave Solid Wager back-to-back stakes victories, following the Cary Grant Stakes at Del Mar, a race he had also won in 2015. It raised the gelding’s record to eight wins in 31 starts for earnings of $469,921.

Dead-heat winners of the Midnight Lute Stakes, St. Joe Bay, left, and Cal-bred Solid Wager, bookend the winner’s circle presentation

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CTBA Trainer of the Year

KENNY BLACK: CAL-BRED POWER

WEAVING THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC

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“I’ll say I’m a little surprised by the honor,” Black said humbly. “After all, we ended up winning only eight races. But four were stakes, and they all were Cal-breds. In fact, all my starters are Cal-breds — born, raised, and broken at

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enny Black expressed surprise initially about his being named trainer of the year for 2016 by the California Toroughbred Breeders Association. On refection, he gave the horses he trains for Old English Rancho a heaping portion of gratitude for their work.

Old English Rancho’s Kenny Black was named CTBA Trainer of the Year for 2016

Old English Rancho.” Te farm, situated near Sanger in California’s San Joaquin Valley, received a special nod from the trainer too. “We race good horses,” Black said with pride. “Right now I have the best stock I’ve ever had. I expect this to be even a better year than last year. I’m not

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saying we’ll win a grade 1 like we did last year when What a View won the Kilroe [Mile], but I think we’ll have a good year.” Headlining the 2017 roster for the 53-year-old ex-jockey and native of Las Vegas is multiple stakes-winning What a View, something of a puzzle since win-


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CTBA Trainer of the Year ning the Kilroe and the grade 3 Tunder Road last year. Part of that puzzle is Black, himself, the trainer says. “I’ll be honest, after he won the Kilroe, I got a little worried that I might train him too hard,” said Black. “I was too careful with him. So he’s come up short lately, and he’s had some bad trips.” Along with his victories in the Kilroe and Tunder Road, What a View also won the California Cup Turf Classic earlier in the year. Te 6-year-old gelding has earned $595,826. Another standout in the barn is Acceptance. Black expects big things from the speedy 5-year-old horse in 2017. “I’m really proud of him,” Black said. “First time back, he gave up the lead late going 61⁄2 [furlongs] and fnished ffth, beaten just a short distance. He ran back and won the California Flag Stakes [at Santa Anita] for Cal-breds down the hill, and then ran in the Cary Grant Stakes at Del Mar, where he stumbled leaving the gate and trailed early. He took the lead on the turn, but just got a little late at the end and got third. I think he wins if he doesn’t stumble. “We ran him next in the grade 3 San Simeon, trying to get him a graded stakes win to go with his three Cal-bred stakes wins, but he fnished ffth. He was on the lead, but they came and caught him. He got beat about a length for second.” Black gives kudos to the farm’s main stallion, Vronsky, whenever possible. “I love that horse,” the trainer said. “I’m a huge fan. It goes back to my frst experience with Danzig, who is Vronsky’s sire. I’d never heard of Danzig, but I won on the frst two Danzigs to hit the racetrack [1984 at Hollywood Park]. I became an instant fan of his.” Black recalls another son of Vronsky who impressed him — Old English Rancho’s Norvsky. “I got on him after I frst started working for the farm,” he said. “He could really run. I got on Norvsky a lot, and he was a runnin’ son-ofa-gun.” Tough grateful to be trainer of the year, Black is quick to defect some of that credit to what he calls the “all-star

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Black, left, a former jockey, knows the ins and outs of racing and training from two perspectives

All my starters are Cal-breds — born, raised, and broken at Old English Rancho.” — Kenny Black

Black is fond of Old English sire Vronsky

team” he has assembled over his 21⁄2 years as Old English Rancho’s private trainer. In the group are Dimitrio Lagunas, who worked for Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel for 25 years and handled such superstars as Chester House,

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Ventura, and Missionary Ridge; Manuel Valdivia, who worked with multiple graded stakes inner Frosted during his 3-year-old season; Gerardo Morales, whose previous charges included Creator, winner of the 2016 Belmont Stakes; assistant trainer Jack Coombs, Black’s best friend since childhood; and Black’s younger brother, Corey, a retired multiple stakes-winning jockey in Southern California who gallops and works horses.


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Lucky Pulpit, sire of Horse of the Year California Chrome, repeats as leading California sire by progeny earnings, average earnings per runner, and average earnings per start

$10 MILLION STALLION HISTORY REPEATS IN 2016 SIRE STANDINGS

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ucky Pulpit will forever be known as the sire of California Chrome, a feat that gives the stallion a special place in racing history. As California Chrome’s earnings have grown, so have the statistics of his sire.

Tus, it is not surprising that in 2016 Lucky Pulpit led all other California sires by money won, nor that he nearly doubled the progeny earnings of his closest competitor. Lucky Pulpit was earning his second title, having led all California stallions by money won in 2014. Lucky Pulpit’s runners earned $10,788,375 in 2016, $8,180,000 coming from California Chrome. Not only did California Chrome win the rich Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) in 2016, he captured the TVG Pacifc Classic (G1), Awesome Again Stakes (G1), San Pasqual Stakes (G2), San Diego Handicap (G2), and the Winter Challenge Stakes. You’re Late, winner of the California Toroughbred Breeders 50

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Association Stakes at Del Mar, was among Lucky Pulpit’s other runners in 2016. Multiple stakes winner Luckarack, also by Lucky Pulpit, continued adding to his bankroll in 2016, bringing his lifetime earnings to $608,387. Fantasy of Luck fnished third in the Fleet Treat Stakes, and Floating Feather ran second in the ITA Toroughbred Classic. Altogether, Lucky Pulpit’s ofspring put him atop the California general sire list by average earnings per runner ($67,009) and average earnings per start ($10,864) as well. Lucky Pulpit stands at Harris Farms in Coalinga for $7,500. Second to Lucky Pulpit by money won is Bluegrass Cat, who arrived at Ballena Vista Farm for the 2015 breeding season and doesn’t yet have California-conceived runners. Bluegrass Cat’s runners earned $5,615,059. He also led sires by number of winners with 128 and by number of races won with 244. Bluegrass Cat’s leading earner was Kentucky-bred multiple stakes winner Kathballu, with $194,700. Bluegrass Cat stands for $7,500. Unusual Heat, now pensioned at Harris Farms, continued to dominate California sires by turf earnings in 2016 with $2,416,456. It is the stallion’s 13th consecutive turf title of Cal-


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ifornia-conceived runners. Unusual Heat had total progeny earnings of $3,771,603 to fnish third in that category last year. Cheekaboo, a Cal-bred daughter of Unusual Heat, led his earners with $275,235. She won the Honeymoon Stakes (G2T) and Campanile Stakes and placed in three other stakes. Bettys Bambino, by Unusual Heat, returned after 22 months away from the races to capture the Dec. 26 San Simeon Stakes (G3T). Other Unusual Heat stakes winners last year include Boozer, Majestic Heat, Pacifc Heat, Wise, and Central Heat. Nick Alexander’s Grazen, who stands at Tommy Town Toroughbreds for $3,500, led sires by median earnings per runner with $21,161. Grazen’s daughter Enola Gray won the Melair Stakes, Fleet Treat Stakes, and California Distaf Handicap and placed in three other stakes. Tough It Out, a son of Grazen, won the Echo Eddie Stakes and placed in four other stakes while another son, Grazen Pensioned Unusual Heat once again leading turf sires by earnings Sky, placed in two stakes last year. Among sires of 2-year-olds, Square Eddie and U S Ranger took the Generous Portion Stakes. Tree sons of Square Eddie owned all of the top spots. Square Eddie led by money won ($733,792), by the Reddams earned black type in their 2-year-old seasons in average earnings per runner ($56,446), median earnings per 2016. Green With Eddie won the Graduation Stakes and fnrunner ($38,480), and average earnings per start ($13,103). U S ished second in the Santa Anita Juvenile Stakes. Ann Arbor Eddie Ranger topped all other California sires of 2-year-olds by number won the King Glorious Stakes and ran third in the Bob Hope of winners (11) and races won (13). Stakes (G3). Rinse and Repeat placed in two stakes. Te two stallions were winning their titles in each respective U S Ranger stands at Rancho San Miguel for $3,000. His 11 category for the second consecutive year. Tey dominated in 2-year-old winners include Kentucky-bred U S Ofcer, who won 2015 as well. the Clevor Trevor Stakes and ran third in the Remington SpringSquare Eddie stands at Ocean Breeze Ranch for $25,000. board Mile Stakes and Evangeline Downs Prince Stakes. Most of his runners race for Paul and Zillah Reddam’s Reddam Empire Way led all other California freshman sires of 2016, Racing. Te Reddams campaigned Square Eddie on the racetrack followed by Coil and Acclamation. Empire Way’s frst crop of and have supported him throughout his sire career. runners earned $229,357. His leading earner was Dutt Bart, Te Reddams’ How About Zero, a daughter of Square Eddie, who banked $52,230. Empire Way stands at Lovacres Ranch for won the Golden State Juvenile Fillies Stakes and ran second in $5,000.

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• A Top 4 Active Third Crop Sire by Cal-Bred Earnings • 2016 allowance winners include, LIFE IS A TRIP (by 2 ½ lengths) FLYING TEE (by 2 ¼ lengths), MANY ROSES, etc. • Graded Stakes-placed winner, by sire of sires STORM CAT out of Christmas in Aiken, Dam of leading Juvenile sire, HARLAN’S HOLIDAY ($3,632,664) from the family of multiple stakes winner princessnesian ($332,035) • G.S.M = 77.5

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Andy Havens consigned both youngsters, a 2-year-old Cal-bred daughter of Storm Wolf for $45,000 and a yearling Kentucky-bred son of Lucky Pulpit for $40,000. Havens ofered the Storm Wolf flly on behalf of Liberty Road Stables. Tose two helped vault Havens Bloodstock Agency to the top of the consignor list of the sale. Havens sold 43 for $292,900. Dr. Patrick Sheehy successfully bid $45,000 for the Storm Wolf flly in the name of his Super Horse Inc. Te flly is out of the Saint Ballado mare Sharaiji Blossom, who has already produced grade 2 stakes winner Dothraki Queen. Sharaiji Blossom is a half sister to Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Blushing K. D., Canadian champion Ambitious Cat, Hong Kong Horse of the Year Electronic Unicorn, and stakes winner February Storm. “Te flly is nicely conformed, and I think her sire is underused,” said Sheehy. Sheehy’s trainer, Peter Eurton, also liked her, saying “she has a beautiful shoulder; a nice hip; a nice, wide chest; and a great walk.” Eurton has selected good Cal-breds from Barretts sales in the past. He and owner Joe Ciaglia purchased Pacifc Heat and Cheekaboo out of the 2014 Barretts October yearling sale, and both fllies went on to win stakes. Havens also liked the flly, both physically and pedigree-wise. “She’s a half sister to Dothraki Queen, a legitimate stakes horse,” Havens said. “Te flly is attractive and athletic.” Te Lucky Pulpit colt, who is out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Seoul Unbridled, also brought compliments on his 56

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California-bred 2-year-old and a California-sired yearling brought the top prices in their respective divisions of the Barretts January mixed sale. Held at Fairplex in Pomona, the Jan. 17 sale featured a host of Cal-breds in the catalog.

A Cal-bred Stormy Wolf half sister to grade 2 stakes winner Dothraki Queen brought the highest price for a 2-year-old at Barretts January mixed sale

The highest-priced yearling is this fashy Cal-sired Lucky Pulpit colt

physical appearance. David Meah, who bought him for Mick Ruis, called him “the prettiest horse in the sale.” Meah, assistant trainer to Richard Baltas, has already spotted horses for the Ruis family that have gone on to do well, including Union Strike, winner of the 2016 Del

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Mar Debutante (G1). “He’s a lovely athlete with great length to him—an exciting prospect,” said Meah. Meah also liked the fact that, though bred in Kentucky, the colt qualifes to participate in the Golden State Series because he is California-sired. “I thought the yearling market was pretty good,” said Havens. “Te buyers were serious, and the good horses brought good money.” A total of 29 yearlings sold for $266,400, averaging $9,186. Te catalog also included broodmares and horses of racing age. Altogether, 125 grossed $995,800 and averaged $7,966. Stakes-placed Cautious Giant was listed as the top price of $57,000, though trainer Kristin Mulhall, who signed the ticket, said it was a buy-back. Mulhall trains the 6-year-old Kentucky-bred gelded son of Giant’s Causeway—Dangerous Diva, by Deputy Minister. Cautious Giant, who has earned $285,590, fnished third in the 2016 Palos Verdes Stakes (G2) and the Kona Gold Stakes (G2).


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When Lexee Holte applied to work at West 12 Ranch in 2011, she had virtually no experience and little to ofer on her résumé. Farm owner Barbara Butterworth had no choice but to turn the eager Holte down. “When I frst applied, Barb told me no because I didn’t have enough experience,” Holte recalled. Just two years out of high school and set on getting a job working with animals outside, Holte refused to be deterred. “I kept at it. I showed up and introduced myself. Eventually she gave me a shot.” Butterworth says that Holte was “friendly and persistent” in following up on her application, to the point where Holte won her over. Te Lathrop native had been riding her aunt’s Quarter Horses, but had never worked with a Toroughbred and had to be taught everything from bandaging to giving shots. “I knew nothing going in,” said Holte. “But Barb and her husband, Matt, taught me everything. I’m so grateful for them.” Now Holte is a professional jack-of-all-trades at the ranch. “She oversees the daily care and non-veterinary medical care, such as vaccines, worming, and bandages, for the roughly 40 horses we have on property at any time,” Barbara Butterworth said. “She also does broodmare and foal care, including foaling out, imprinting, baby handling, and assisting with weanling halter breaking.” “Every day is diferent,” Holte said. “One day I’m working with horses and doing bandages; then the next I could be painting, fxing a PVC pipe, or doing general maintenance on the farm. And the next I am moving furniture and setting up the photo studio.” West 12 Ranch doubles as not only a Toroughbred foaling and boarding facility, but also a sprawling photo studio that hosts photographers and their clients, with about a dozen designed scenes ready for use. Te Lodi farm’s collection of vintage furniture and other props makes it a fantastic location for photographers of all skill levels. Te ranch also provides event rentals, which began under the banner of West 12 Ranch Hoopla!, and now ofers “a variety of vintage and reproduction antique furniture and decor pieces,” according to the website. “Lexee takes most of our promotional photos, frst for West

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Lexee Hotle has found her dream job as a jack-of-all-trades at Barbara and Matt Butterworth’s West 12 Ranch

12 Ranch Hoopla!, now for the expanded West 12 Ranch event rentals,” said Barbara. “She also restores, stages, and maintains the rental pieces, and maintains the Carriage House between guests in her spare time. She’s helped to tear down old barns, reinstalled that wood as faux walls, and helped create our giant doors, built a beach, repaired, painted, and refnished everything from chairs to doors to couches to you name it. She sets up and takes down the seasonal scenes — 17 Christmas trees alone last year — and hand letters all our signs.” Holte added, “I even partake in photo sessions of my own,” along with Butterworth’s daughter Sarah. “We play dress-up and use our digital cameras.” For 25-year-old Holte, life at West 12 Ranch is the answer to her dreams. “It’s such a blessing to be here,” she said. “My boss even lets me ride a couple of her horses whenever I want.” Although inexperienced at frst, Holte has dazzled the Butterworths with her ability to adapt and thrive on the ranch. “She’s eager, disciplined, and a quick learner,” said Barbara, “and she’s constantly striving to expand her knowledge and skills to better care for ‘her’ horses.”


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Trainer Bill Delia is coming off the best year of his career in 2016

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y the time most people reach age 70, they’re winding down professionally or already retired. But Northern California trainer Bill Delia is one septuagenarian that isn’t tempted by an easy chair. After 50 years in the Toroughbred business, the diminutive (he tops out at just under fve feet) and afable conditioner is strong as ever. “Wild Bill,” as he’s afectionately known around the track, is coming of what he considers to be the best year of his training career. Te numbers back him up. In 2016 Delia established personal highs for starters (379), victories (63), and in-the-money fnishes (172), while topping the $1 million mark in seasonal purse earnings for the frst time. His wins last year included stakes triumphs by Central Heat, a California-bred mare by Unusual Heat, and by another mare, Elegant Bel. Tose highlights were a long time coming. Delia, who turned 70 in December, has been training since 1985 following a 20year career as a jockey. He’s hoping for an even better 2017. Now

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ranking among the top fve conditioners at Golden Gate Fields, he currently has a stable of 50 horses and has attracted some additional owners. “I’m just reaching my peak, and I’m not done yet—I’ve still got some things to do,” Delia said with a raspy-throated chuckle during an interview at his barn ofce on the Golden Gate backstretch. He is probably best known as the trainer of Cal-bred Bai and Bai, a flly he purchased for $3,200 out of the California Toroughbred Breeders Association Northern California Yearling Sale on behalf of owners Harry Wilson and George V. Vinson. Te multiple stakes-winning and three-time graded stakes-placed daughter of Falstaf earned about $300,000 for her connections before being sold privately to the Beverly Lewis Trust for $500,000 in 2007, Delia says. “She was probably my favorite,” Delia said. “She was not a big, robust flly, but she sure could run. My clients did very well with her.” Delia lives by himself in Danville, about 25 miles east of Gold-


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en Gate Fields. He earned his nickthing I could learn,” and eventualname as a young rider in Southern ly talked his way onto a few young California. horses. “I picked up the name ‘Wild As a beginning exercise rider, DeMan’ down there because we used lia worked for future Hall of Fame to get kind of wild when we were inductee Gary Jones, then an assispartying up a little bit, and I’d like tant to his famous father, champion to jump up on a table and dance. trainer Farrell Jones. When I got up here, I became “(Gary) was running the string at known as ‘Wild Bill’ and it just sort Santa Anita, and Farrell was at Holof stuck. I still dance a little, but I lywood Park. So Gary calls up Fardon’t do it on table tops anymore.” rell, and says, ‘I’m going to send you Delia, who comes from Italian this kid, and he’ll work some horses roots, discovered his passion for for you. He’s the best there is.’ horses early in life when he moved “Farrell was a tough customer. If with his family at age 10 from New you didn’t do it right, you were dead Jersey to Southern California to be meat. I was good, but I was still closer to his mother’s relatives. learning. I was working all his hors“We started out in El Monte,” es and doing it right, and he loved he said. “I’m small but I was really it. I made mistakes along the way, tiny then, and when I met my aunts and he would chew me out. But he and uncles, they took a look at me was a real top-notch trainer, a pheand said, ‘Well, you should be a nomenal trainer, and I learned a lot jockey.’ I didn’t know what the hell from him.” they were talking about. A jockAlan Gray, an ex-jockey turned ey! What’s that? Tey said, ‘Well, agent, convinced Delia they should they ride horses.’ I’d never seen no go to Agua Caliente, in Tijuana, horses, you know? Maybe on a TV Mexico, to launch his jockey career. Western. “I was riding races and I wasn’t “So I go to the races (with them). doing worth a (bleep),” said Delia, We went to Santa Anita, and as who rode at 95 pounds for most soon as I saw the horses and the of his career. “I was racing against races, I was hooked immediately. top jockeys, many of whom I rode I said, ‘Wow!’ I was so enthralled against up here later. I stayed there with everything, I made them take for a couple of months and fnally me to the track every weekend. I I told Alan, ‘Look, we’re not doing was crazy (about racing). I wanted any good. I don’t feel comfortable. to learn everything.” I need a little more time.’ Even Tat began his dream of becomthough I was riding races, I knew I ing a race rider, a desire for thrills wasn’t ready.” that continued to grow as he proHe returned to Southern Califorgressed through high school in La Top, Central Heat won the Golden Poppy Stakes at Golden nia and resumed galloping horses above, a former jockey himself, Delia converses with Puente, a small city a few miles Gate; for Farrell Jones and a second trainjockey Ricardo Gonzlez about a mount from Santa Anita. He recalls his er, Keith Stucki, best known as the father, Vito, picking him up at the a 3-year-old flly that he allowed Delia to conditioner of Ancient Title, one of curb after classes and driving to Santa learn to ride and groom. When she was the greatest Cal-breds of all time. Anita every racing day. ready to go to the track, Delia went with Jones sent a string up north with Gary, Following graduation, Delia went to her. and Delia went with him. During this work at an Italian restaurant making piz“Man, I thought I was in heaven,” he time Delia fnally won his frst race. It zas. Trough a customer he met a barber said. “I had a cot right there at the track.” came at Bay Meadows. He remembers the who raced a few horses. Te fellow had Delia worked as a groom, “learning any- date, Sept. 18, 1968, and the horse, Pesty www.ctba.com

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Knight, trained by Stucki. Delia returned to the Bay Area later to ride permanently during a career that lasted until early 1985, when he took up training. Equibase records don’t cover his full riding career, but Delia estimates he won about 800 races. He had some of his greatest success teaming with now-retired trainer Bill Mastrangelo, including multiple stakes wins aboard Baron O’Dublin. He also rode for contemporaries such as Art Sherman and Jerry Hollendorfer. He battled the ex-jock Sherman on the track many times as well. Delia idolized Bill Shoemaker in those days and wanted most to emulate him. “I think every rider around then wanted to be like Shoemaker.” He cited injuries to his knees and back as contributing to his giving up riding. “I wouldn’t say I was a great jock, but I did good and made a good living at it for 20 years,” said Delia. “It was a great experience. But it was time. I had been thinking about training, and I had some guys who gave me some horses. I’ve been training 30 years now, and I’m still here. I love it here.” Pressed about which he prefers, riding or training, Delia demurs, saying he loves both parts of the game. As for training, he says the claiming game—the ability to spot potential and move a horse up the claiming ranks—is a challenge he enjoys. “I have acquired a lot more owners, and I’ve picked up a lot of new horses,” he said. “I partner with my owners on some of the horses. I’m probably involved with about 15 horses, and I own a few outright. Te racing secretary likes me. I run a lot of horses.” He also relishes going to sales and purchasing young horses. Te CTBA’s yearling sale at Pleasanton ranks as his favorite. “I’ve been to Kentucky a couple of times. It’s a little tougher there, and you’ve got to have a little more money. I’m a bargain hunter, and that’s why I love the Pleasanton sale. We’ve done pretty well.” He estimates that 75-80% of his horses are Cal-breds. Among those who rank at the top of his list are Central Heat and 1997 California Derby (G3) winner I’m a Jewel, a $6,000 purchase. 62

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I’m just reaching my peak, and I’m not done yet—I’ve still got some things to do.” — Trainer Bill Delia

Central Heat, now an 8-year-old, is a three-time stakes winner, including backto-back editions of the Golden Poppy Stakes at Golden Gate. She has earned $399,721 while capturing 16 of 37 lifetime starts, all but about $30,000 of that coming after Delia plunked down $12,000 for her in a private purchase. Central Heat is expected to return to action in the spring after Golden Gate reopens its turf course. Divorced three times with six sons ages 7 to 47, “Wild Bill” has seen it all as racing in Northern California has evolved over the decades. He remains optimistic. “I just keep banging away. Hopefully,

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Delia has long been a mainstay on the Northern California circuit

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tormy Hull has never known life without horses. Te afable man is the second youngest of seven siblings, and virtually all of his youthful memories stem from the back of an equine. It should come as no surprise that the years of toiling with horses have fnally resulted in a Toroughbred gem brighter than Hull had ever dreamed: multiple stakes winner California Diamond. “My horse-crazy sister wanted to go riding, but she had to babysit me,” Hull recalled. “It was either take me or stay home, so she would put me on the horse in front of her until I got big enough to sit behind. I had more miles on horseback by age 5 than most people have in their lifetime.” A horseback newspaper route is just one example of how Hull hardly ever let his feet touch the foor. “We grew up learning to ride Shetlands bareback,” he said. “I didn’t sit in a saddle until I was around 11. I remember when I was 6 that I got a cowboy shirt and hat and a little holster for my birthday. I put it on and rode my Shetland out into the feld and knew, right then, that I

was going to train when I grew up, or at least do something with horses.” Hull grew up in Forks, Wash., a tiny town recently made popular by the Twilight novels. It sits within Clallam County, an area so small that Hull’s graduating class had only 18 students. He cut his teeth on racing at the Clallam County Fair, frst with ponies, then later bringing one of the family’s Arabian mares over to outsprint Quarter Horses. “I studied her body to try to fgure out how she got so fast,” Hull said. “My dad was really tough on us, drilling us to train our horses and get out every day to work with them. But he did me a favor. We got a taste of what happened when you get up early, train every day, practice, and got ft. If I’m going to compete in a world full of millionaires, I have to outwork them.” Hull started breaking horses at age 20 and now lives in Sequim, a Washington town 70 miles from his birthplace, with longtime partner Ginger Samples. “She has a super good eye for horsefesh and picks out the best horses from the sales all the time,” Hull said. “I listen to her input as far as picking stallions goes. We’re a team; I couldn’t do this by myself.” Hull works with racehorses and some of the more challenging “911” cases, such as show horses gone awry. “Challenging horses are the most rewarding, because if you can get in their mind and fgure them out, read them, live and breathe them, then they become more than just a horse. Tey’re all more than just a horse, to me.” Hull got involved in a small racing stable for 20 years, starting horses at Longacres and then Emerald Downs. He galloped at the track, took out his trainer’s license, stood stallions, and even shod horses for a time.

Stormy Hull and Ginger Samples raise their Cal-bred foals at their Critter Creek operation near Sequim, Washington

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Cal-bred California Diamond, a $35,000 yearling at the 2015 Washington mixed sale, has earned more than $400,000

I want more (California breds). I sent all my mares (to California) to foal out and be bred back. Te weather is consistent; the people are great. Diamond made me more money in breeders’ awards last year than I will make working all year.”

— Stormy Hull

When the time came to turn his attention to breeding, something he had experience with as a child working with his parents’ Arabians, he had his heart already set on a pair of mares he knew from the racing stable. “I always wanted a Cahill Road mare, and a call came in for one named Cielo Dulce. She was out in a feld, and they were giving her away for free because she was too strong to be a dressage horse.” Cielo Dulce’s frst foal, the Slew’s Saga flly Sweet Saga, broke her maiden in the $50,000 Barbara Shinpoch Stakes at

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Emerald. Years later as her racing career wound down, Hull claimed her for $4,000, adding a second female from the family to his broodmare barn. More recently Cielo Dulce’s 2013 California-bred Tribal Rule flly named Nine Point Nine has racked up four victories at Santa Anita. Te horse who really lodged herself in Hull’s heart, however, is Carrie’s a Jewel, now the dam of California Diamond. Hull was involved with breaking the Slewdledo flly, who carried herself like a colt.

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“She was gorgeous, a big, dark black mare,” Hull said. “It was like riding a stud colt; she had a lot of strength in body and mentally. I admired her for her looks and her desire.” Long after Hull had lost track of the mare, a call came in from Southern California saying she was available. Hull was interested, but “someone from British Columbia had spoken for her just before I called back. Te next day the guy backed out. She was meant to be mine.” California Diamond, her fourth foal, is a striking Cal-bred son of Harbor the Gold. His name is a play on California Chrome as well as his dam, and it ended up ftting him perfectly. “Te success we’ve had with Diamond has been surreal,” Hull said. “You read about it happening to other people.” California Diamond broke his maiden frst out and has since competed exclusively in stakes company. In 2016 the juvenile colt won the $125,345 Santa Anita Juvenile, the $100,000 Barretts Juvenile, the $84,745 Speakeasy Stakes, and the prestigious $200,000 Golden State Juvenile. He also racked up four second-place eforts in stakes, including the $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes (G3) behind a leading Kentucky Derby contender in Mastery. Midway through his young career, California Diamond topped the Barretts Paddock Sale at Del Mar, bringing $125,000 from Rockingham Ranch. “Tat’s when I knew we’d made it,” Hull said. Trough the end of 2016, California Diamond had earned $417,780, with fve wins and four seconds in nine starts. Although a Washington native, Hull has enjoyed dabbling in Cal-breds. “I want more of them,” he said. “I sent all my mares down there to foal out and be bred back. Te weather is consistent, the people are great, and I want those in California to know that. Diamond made me more money in breeders’ awards last year than I will make working all year.” With a 2017 full of promise for California Diamond, there is surely more to be had.


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Winners DECEMBER 19, 2016 – JANUARY 29, 2017 3-YEAR-OLDS & UP Aragorn (IRE)—Polar Kid: Artic Crush (20-2), f, 4 yo, Sunland Park, SOC, 1/24, 5f, 57.86, $14,580. Awesome Spirit—Pretty Kinzie: Pretty Emma (1-1), m, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, WCL, 1/6, 1mi, 1:40.03, $7,200. Bedford Falls—Tee Dee: Cuddle Alert (9-2), m, 6 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 1/6, 6 1/2f, 1:16.90, $43,680. Belong to Me—Held Fast: Claudia Mae (15-3), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 1/7, 6f, 1:10.32, $21,060. Birdonthewire—G Ma: Solid Wager (4-2), g, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, STK, Midnight Lute S. (gr. III ), 12/31, 6 1/2f, 1:15.03, $40,000. Cyclotron—Moana Loa: Aparri (13-4), m, 6 yo, Turf Paradise, SOC, 1/18, 6f, 1:10.60, $5,413. Decarchy—Secret Sonnet: Mi Bouchon (17-1), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 1/29, 6f, 1:9.39, $21,060. Desert Code—Ju Ju Baby: Bad Ju Ju (19-2), m, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, STK, Kalookan Queen S., 12/30, 6 1/2f, 1:16.04, $61,740. Desert Code—Trapunto: Moscato Girl (19-2), m, 6 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 1/16, 1mi (T), 1:35.61, $33,600. First Dude—Exonerated: Skye Diamonds (57-15), f, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 1/7, 6 1/2f, 1:15.91, $43,680. Game Plan—Ashley's Folly: Ashleyluvssugar (4-1), g, 6 yo, Santa Anita Park, STK, California Cup Turf Classic S. presented by City National Bank, 1/28, 1 1/8mi (T), 1:46.43, $137,500. Gotham City—My Dancen Diva: Queen of Tequila (7-3), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 1/26, 1mi, 1:40.31, $12,240. Grazen—Welken: Night Train Lane (8-3), g, 4 yo, Portland Meadows, AOC, 12/20, 6f, 1:10.08, $4,290. Grazen—Itsayatesthing: Kelly (8-3), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 12/29, 5 1/2f, 1:4.04, $12,240. Grazen—Unsung Heroine: Enola Gray (8-3), f, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, STK, Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint S., 1/28, about 6 1/2f, 1:12.10, $90,000. Harbor the Gold—Stormy Bet: Bet the Harbor (14-3), g, 5 yo, Turf Paradise, ALW, 1/14, 6 1/2f, 1:16.61, $8,333. Heatseeker (IRE)—Be Faithful: Makaha Heat (19-2), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 1/21, 6f, 1:10.70, $21,060. Heatseeker (IRE)—Priceless Gem: Emmy and I (19-2), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 1/28, 6f, 1:9.87, $21,060. Idiot Proof—Marissa's Joy: Richard's Boy (1-1), g, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, STK, Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint S., 1/28, 6f, 1:8.71, $90,000. Lucky J. H.—Ultimate Honor: Ultimate Luck (15-3), g, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 1/26, 1mi, 1:36.79, $33,600. Lucky Pulpit—Sunny Days Ahead: Matriculate (56-12), g, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 1/2, 6 1/2f, 1:16.40, $33,600. Many Rivers—Heirloom Rose: Many Roses (6-2), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 1/1, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:43.01, $22,620. Old Topper—My Sis Liz: Tricky Liz (12-3), m, 7 yo, Los Alamitos, WCL, 1/28, 4f, 46.35, $6,350. The Pamplemousse—Gizmo Girl: Sheeza Sassy Girl (14-1), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 1/12, 5 1/2f, 1:5.54, $10,200.

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The accompanying list includes runners that are both California-foaled and Californiasired winners in 2016 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.

Peppered Cat—Crown This Lady: He's a Pepper (14-1), h, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 12/26, 1mi (T), 1:38.87, $21,060. Roi Charmant—The Toast of Troy: Slew's Charm (9-1), m, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, WCL, 1/6, 5 1/2f, 1:4.89, $5,500. Siberian Summer—Foreverinasong: Foreverinsummer (2-1), m, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, WCL, 1/14, 5 1/2f, 1:4.43, $4,950. Southern Image—Cahira: Cahira's Dream (27-6), c, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 1/1, 5 1/2f, 1:5.51, $12,240. Square Eddie—Repo: Ann Arbor Eddie (27-4), g, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, STK, California Cup Derby, 1/28, 1 1/16mi, 1:44.65, $137,500. Storm Wolf—Mysterious Maria: Mysterious Storm (7-2), g, 6 yo, Turf Paradise, SOC, 1/18, 5f, 56.98, $6,805. Suances (GB)—A. V. Flynn: Mudge (2-1), m, 6 yo, Golden Gate Fields, WCL, 1/13, 6f, 1:11.17, $10,200. Surf Cat—Sister Sally: Sircat Sally (10-2), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, STK, California Cup Oaks, 1/28, 1mi (T), 1:35.08, $110,000. Swiss Yodeler—In My Life: Caballo Bonito (16-4), h, 6 yo, Los Alamitos, WCL, 1/28, 4 1/2f, 52.29, $3,760. Thisnearlywasmine—Zorra Roja: Fast and Foxy (3-1), m, 7 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 1/29, 6f, 1:8.75, $25,740. Time to Get Even—Ebbets Field: Time for Ebby (8-2), f, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, STR, 1/6, 6 1/2f, 1:17.58, $21,600. Time to Get Even—Ebbets Field: Time for Ebby (8-2), f, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 1/26, 6f, 1:10.48, $33,600. Tribal Rule—Frysland: Brandothebartender (55-10), g, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 1/8, 1mi (T), 1:34.90, $33,600. Tribal Rule—Sassy Synner: Oil (55-10), g, 6 yo, Golden Gate Fields, WCL, 1/27, 5 1/2f, 1:3.53, $7,800. Unusual Heat—Brite Betty: Bettys Bambino (45-6), g, 6 yo, Santa Anita Park, STK, San Simeon S. (gr. IIIT ), 12/26, about 6 1/2f, 1:11.95, $60,000. Unusual Heat—Strut Your Stuff: Shehastheritestuff (45-6), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 12/29, about 6 1/2f, 1:12.74, $33,600. Unusual Heat—Ballistic Lady: Heat Flash (45-6), g, 6 yo, Fair Grounds, SOC, 12/30, about 1 1/16mi, 1:45.07, $10,800. Unusual Heat—Pams Pompallier (NZ): Loves the Crowd (45-6), m, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 12/31, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:46.01, $12,240. Vronsky—Preservingthepeace: Elwood J (29-3), g, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 1/20, 6f, 1:9.83, $33,600. Whatsthescript (IRE)—Bachelorette One: Mal Verde (4-1), g, 6 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 1/2, 6f, 1:9.78, $22,620.

2-YEAR-OLDS Heatseeker (IRE)—Be Faithful: Makaha Heat (19-2), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 12/26, 6f, 1:10.35, $21,060. Slew's Tiznow—Pundit: More Power to Him (8-2), c, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 12/31, 1mi, 1:39.15, $21,060. Time to Get Even—Clawpuccino: Cioppino Pasadino (8-2), f, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, SOC, 12/26, 6 1/2f, 1:17.51, $21,600.

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MAIDENS

ACCLAMATION Old English Rancho (909) 947 3911 Acclamation—River Ella: Cuatro Cinco (2-1), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 1/12, 1mi, 1:43.15, $4,400.

AFFIRMATIVE BG Thoroughbred Farm (951) 654-9100 www.bgthoroughbreds.com Affrmative—Warren's Tu Tu: Warren's Honey Bee (8-2), m, 6 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 1/16, 6f, 1:12.94, $10,800. Angus—Gamblingisavirtue: Buttie (2-1), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 1/15, 1mi, 1:40.21, $5,500. Bedford Falls—Penuche Royale: Genesee Street (9-2), f, 4 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 1/8, 6f, 1:11.94, $3,750.

BEST MINISTER Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms L.P. (951) 201 2278 www.brazeauthoroughbredfarms.com Best Minister—Carrie With a C: Chaun With a C (8-1), g, 4 yo, Sunland Park, MCL, 1/28, 1mi, 1:39.99, $5,820. Blazonry—Extreme Spice: Ladiesablazin (14-4), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 1/12, 6f, 1:13.62, $4,400. Blazonry—Forest Miss: Blazing Miss (14-4), f, 3 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 1/27, 4 1/2f, 53.75, $3,260.

BOLD CHIEFTAIN Victory Rose Thoroughbreds (707) 678 6580 www.victoryrose.com Bold Chieftain—Darkness Night (ARG): Bold At Night (8-1), f, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 12/20, 5 1/2f, 1:4.83, $3,672.

BRAVE CAT Daehling Ranch (916) 685 4965 www.daehlingranch.com Brave Cat—Scattering: Whatahandsomecat (4-2), c, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 1/7, 5f, 58.10, $4,400. Chhaya Dance—Florik's Baby: Baby's Dancer (6-1), f, 4 yo, Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races, MSW, 1/14, 6 1/2f, 1:20.51, $14,950.


ACCLAMATION

VRONSKY

Unusual Heat -Winning in Style, by Silveyville

Danzig -Words of War, by Lord at War (ARG)

$15,000 LIVE FOAL

$6,500 LIVE FOAL

2011 ECLIPSE AWARD CHAMPION OLDER MALE TWICE CALIFORNIA HORSE OF THE YEAR

IN 2016: CALIFORNIA’S THIRD-LEADING ACTIVE SIRE BY AEI CALIFORNIA’S SIXTH LEADING ACTIVE GENERAL SIRE

California Champion Older Horse (twice) &

Back-to-back: Top 10 Active California Sire of 2015 & 2016

Champion Grass Horse (twice) Millionaire &

with Grade 3 SW POSHSKY ($422,751). Santa Anita’s 2016

Multiple GI SW, including the Pacifc Classic Stakes,

Crystal Water Stakes and in 2015 Grade 3 Berkeley H., and

Charles Whittingham Memorial H. (3 times) and

Somethings Unusual ($368,089).

the Eddie Read Stakes (twice). G2 wins include the Jim Murray H. (twice) and Clement L. Hirsch Turf

undefeated 2YO California Champion ACCEPTANCE ($366,803).

Championship. Son and leading money earner of SIX-time California Champion sire UNUSUAL HEAT, ACCLAMATION has lifetime earnings of $1,958,048 First-crop runners including Accountability ($51,360), etc.

Lifetime Sire of 11% Juvenile Stakes Horses, including 2014

Average Earnings Per Runner OVER $71,000 and sire of 19% $100K Earners, including NORVSKY ($616,444), winner of G2 San Gabriel Stakes and WHAT A VIEW winner of the G1 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (only 2016 GI winner apart from California Chrome), and G3 Thunder Road stakes. G3-placed multiple SW

First-Crop Yearlings Sold for Over Twice His Fee!

EXCESSIVE PASSION ($166,943); ROVENNA ($419,030), back-toback SW of $250,000, Melair S. and $200,000 Evening Jewel S., etc.

Also Standing BIG BAD LEROYBROWN – CYCLOTRON – SURF CAT

By DANZIG, a Leading Sire, Leading Broodmare Sire and proven Sire of Sires, including super hot WAR FRONT, HARD SPUN, LANGFUHR, EXCHANGE RATE, ETC.

Old English Rancho 461 N. Piedra Rd., Sanger, California 93657 Ph: (559)787-3020 · Fax: (559)787-3030 E-mail: oldenglishrancho@yahoo.com


Winners DECEMBER 19, 2016 – JANUARY 29, 2017

COIL Magali Farms (805) 693 1777 www.magalifarms.com

GOOD JOURNEY Magali Farms (805) 693 1777 www.magalifarms.com

Coil—Serious Heat: Everybody Does It (8-1), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 12/30, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:47.75, $7,800. Coil—Military Bride: Another Girl Alma (8-1), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 1/7, 5 1/2f, 1:4.79, $8,400.

Good Journey—Stone Justice: Sammy Wonder Stone (19-2), g, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 1/2, 7f, 1:23.11, $10,800. Gotham City—Found Her: Saint Sylvie (7-3), f, 4 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 1/17, 1 1/16mi, 1:47.50, $3,789. Grazen—Stash: All of a Sudden (8-3), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 1/28, 6 1/2f, 1:17.71, $32,400. Indygo Shiner—Naughty Mariana: Good N Naughty (37-7), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 1/26, 5 1/2f, 1:4.76, $12,600.

CYCLOTRON Old English Rancho (909) 947 3911 Cyclotron—Woodshe: Ifhecouldhewood (13-4), g, 7 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 1/11, 6 1/2f, 1:18.98, $3,711.

DECARCHY Magali Farms (805) 693 1777 www.magalifarms.com Decarchy—Secret Sonnet: Mi Bouchon (17-1), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 12/30, 6f, 1:10.93, $20,280.

DESERT CODE Harris Farms (800) 311 6211 www.harrisfarms.com Desert Code—Secret Oath: Bishops of Compton (19-2), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 12/29, 1mi (T), 1:40.95, $7,800. Don'tsellmeshort—Ice Cool Miss: Silver Beauty (19-4), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 1/29, 1mi, 1:40.93, $4,400. First Dude—Gator Blitz: Starr of Quality (57-15), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 1/2, 1mi, 1:40.58, $12,600. Fusaichi Pegasus—Queen Nefertiti: Empress Suiko (40-11), f, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 1/29, 1mi, 1:39.35, $10,800.

GOLDEN BALLS Paradise Road Ranch (916) 803 5851 paradiseroadranch@gmail.com Golden Balls (IRE)—Doughnut (GB): Golden Doughnut (8-1), c, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 1/27, 1mi, 1:40.01, $7,800.

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INFORMED Ridgeley Farm (951) 654 7728 ridgeleyfarmhemet@gmail.com Informed—Very Chic: Tiz Trendy (12-3), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 1/26, 5f, 59.50, $3,850. Kafwain—Exploitive: Explosive Run (19-3), m, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 1/7, 6f, 1:12.61, $4,950. Kafwain—Going for a Spin: Burn Baby Burn (19-3), r, 3 yo, Sunland Park, MCL, 1/24, 6 1/2f, 1:20.08, $8,580. Kafwain—To B. Devon: To B. Ava (19-3), f, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 1/27, 5 1/2f, 1:6.01, $10,800. Lucky J. H.—Swift Trick: Dangerously Swift (15-3), f, 4 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 1/25, 5 1/2f, 1:6.20, $3,828.

LUCKY PULPIT Harris Farms (800) 311 6211 www.harrisfarms.com Lucky Pulpit—Tamarack Bay: Six Point Rack (56-12), c, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 12/29, 1mi, 1:39.23, $32,400. Lucky Pulpit—Mulberry Lane: Divine Spark (56-12), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 1/7, 5 1/2f, 1:4.87, $32,400. Lucky Pulpit—Sunny Days Ahead: Lucky Days Ahead (56-12), g, 4 yo, Sunland Park, MCL, 1/8, 6f, 1:10.79, $9,720. Lucky Pulpit—Go Jaylo: We Go Now (56-12), g, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 1/14, 6 1/2f, 1:18.95, $12,600. Lucky Pulpit—Ju Ju Baby: Gypsy Ju Ju (56-12), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 1/28, 5 1/2f, 1:5.62, $17,400.


RUN IT Cherokee Run - Tracy, by Theatrical (Ire) FEE: PRIVATE TREATY

STAKES WINNER ON DIRT, TURF AND SYNTHETIC GRADED STAKES WINNER BY CHEROKEE RUN

RUN IT won the Grade 3 Berkeley Stakes defeating California Champion BOLD CHIEFTAIN (G2, $1.6 Million), Grade 1 Breeder’s Cup Dirt Mile SW DAKOTA PHONE ($1.2 Million), Grade 2 Ohio Derby SW DELIGHTFUL KISS ($1.0 Million), etc. Posting a career high 115 E-Speed Rating, RUN IT won Alamedan H. on dirt over Grade 3 El Camino Real Derby and Grade 3 Berkeley SW AUTISM AWARENESS, etc. On-the-board in 20 of 39 starts, RUN IT won the $75,000 Alcatraz Stakes on turf. RUN IT is by Champion CHEROKEE RUN, sire of the sires of JAVA’S WAR (G1), DAISY DEVINE (G1), LET FAITH ARISE (G1), REVOLUTIONARY (G2), LUCY N ETHEL (G2), etc. RUN IT is out of a THEATRICAL half-sister to Champion ELIZA ($1.0 Million). Spanks a Million, by Run It

Swing ‘Notes, by Run It

First crop of 2016 weanlings

RUNNING LUCK RANCH LLC Parlier, California Inquiries to Josette or Kathy, Running Luck Ranch LLC · 14962 E. Fantz Avenue, Parlier, CA 93648 Phone (559) 875-8579 · Fax (559) 875-8575 · Email: runningluck@aol.com


Winners DECEMBER 19, 2016 – JANUARY 29, 2017 MANY RIVERS Victory Rose Thoroughbreds (707) 678 6580 www.victoryrose.com Many Rivers—Lady's Champagne (ARG): River of Champagne (6-2), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 1/28, 5 1/2f, 1:4.59, $4,400. Marino Marini—Position of Power: Power of Thirteen (34-5), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 12/29, 6f, 1:11.84, $4,400. Marino Marini—Forest Sprite: California Flash (34-5), g, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 1/4, 6f, 1:12.76, $3,828. Ministers Wild Cat—Kitten Exchange: Mr. Hinx (38-6), g, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 1/8, 6f, 1:10.47, $32,400.

Mr. Big—Cool Alice: Big Alice (4-1), m, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 12/29, 1mi, 1:42.54, $3,850. Papa Clem—Morell's Love: Papa Al (46-5), g, 5 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 1/7, 4 1/2f, 52.45, $3,200. Papa Clem—Chabuka: Big Miss Steak (46-5), f, 4 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 1/13, 4 1/2f, 53.03, $3,260. Papa Clem—My Charming Tiger: My Italian Babbo (46-5), g, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 1/20, 1mi, 1:36.35, $32,400. Peppered Cat—Prochonic: Propeppy (14-1), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 12/26, 6f, 1:11.21, $20,280. Peppered Cat—Sing for Gold: Peppered Gold (14-1), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 1/13, 5 1/2f, 1:5.57, $4,400.

Popular—Lemon Supreme: Popular Kid (2-1), c, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 1/13, 1mi, 1:40.34, $17,400. Rocky Bar—Famous Gal: Don't Tell Judy (21-3), m, 4 yo, Turf Paradise, MOC, 12/19, 5 1/2f, 1:6.08, $7,750. Rocky Bar—Dinner Atthe Steer: Aye Aye Oh (21-3), f, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 1/22, 6f, 1:13.55, $4,080. Santiva—Glassy: Cheers to You (2-0), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 12/30, 6f, 1:12.37, $4,950. Sea of Secrets—Sugar Island: Secret Revealed (7-3), g, 5 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 1/11, 5 1/2f, 1:5.92, $3,789. Slewcious—Mariah Marina: Seattle Windy (1-1), g, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 1/14, 5 1/2f, 1:5.48, $4,400. Slew's Tiznow—She Does: Pass Due Payment (8-2), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 1/2, 1mi, 1:39.42, $20,280. Southern Image—Strong Medicine: Image of Strength (27-6), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 12/26, 6f, 1:10.54, $4,950. Southern Image—Awesome Liberty: Southern Liberty (27-6), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 1/21, 6f, 1:11.50, $4,950. Southern Image—Rainbow Amethyst (IRE): Rebeccas in Charge (27-6), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 1/28, 6f, 1:11.21, $8,400. Stormin Fever—Double Dip: Back Sheared Anvil (10-4), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 1/21, 1mi, 1:40.20, $3,850. Stormin Fever—Special Venture: Stormy Endeavor (10-4), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 1/22, 6f, 1:13.17, $4,950. Terrell—Quemar (NZ): Koe Facts (9-2), g, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 1/27, 5f, 58.78, $3,850. Thorn Song—Prospector's Bride: Norma My Bride (25-5), f, 2 yo, Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races, MCL, 12/21, 4 1/2f, 53.31, $8,460. Thorn Song—Blue Corn Moon: California Song (25-5), f, 3 yo, Sunland Park, MCL, 12/21, 6f, 1:11.04, $6,420. Thorn Song—Plush: Country Road (25-5), g, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 1/8, 1mi, 1:38.73, $10,800. Thorn Song—Sensible Girl: Shades of Victory (25-5), c, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 1/14, 5 1/2f, 1:4.84, $8,400. Thorn Song—Sunny Outcome: Positive Outcome (25-5), g, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 1/28, 6f, 1:11.71, $4,400.

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WATCH OUT FOR TICKS LYME DISEASE, THE MOST COMMON TICK-BORNE DISEASE, CAN BE HARD

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icks can spread several equine diseases in North America, including Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, and piroplasmosis.

Piroplasmosis is endemic in many regions, such as the Caribbean, South and Central America, Mexico, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia. At the present time it is not endemic in Canada or the U.S., so eforts have been made to keep it out. Horses imported into the U.S. or coming back from other countries go through quarantine and testing to determine whether they are infected or whether they are carriers. Piroplasmosis is caused by protozoa that can live in red blood

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cells of horses, donkeys, mules, and zebras. Te two protozoa that can cause it are Teileria equi and Babesia caballi. Infected animals can be carriers for long periods, probably for life, and thus act as a source of infection to other equines. Protozoa in the blood of an infected animal can be transmitted by ticks that act as a host or by transfer of blood from an infected to a non-infected animal (which can occur via shared needles when giving injections). A few horses in the U.S. in recent years have been found to have piroplasmosis and were quarantined and treated, but currently the U.S. is still considered to be free of this disease. Anaplasmosis is caused by a bacterium called Anaplasma phagocytophilum (formerly called Ehrlichia equi). Te ticks that transmit this disease are the same ones that transmit Lyme disease. Tese ticks acquire bacteria from the rodents they feed on,

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Horses at pasture or being ridden through brush or woods are going to pick up ticks

primarily mice. Just as they do with Lyme disease, adult ticks transmit it to horses. Signs of anaplasmosis include depression, lethargy, high fever, and poor appetite. Te bacteria infect white blood cells, primarily neutrophils and eosenophils. Treatment includes antibiotics such as oxytetracycline. If Ixodes ticks have been found on a sick horse, the disease possibilities are Lyme disease and anaplasmosis if the horse is in the Northeastern U.S. Te ticks that could possibly spread piroplasmosis include Amblyomma cajennense in the Southwest and, in areas bordering Mexico, Rhipicephalus ticks. Prevention for piroplasmosis depends not only on tick control but on diligence to make sure no infected animals come into areas where these ticks exist. If the ticks are not infected, they cannot pass the disease to the horses they feed on. Tick-borne diseases are uncommon in some regions of the U.S., and owners in those regions may not think about the 76

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possibilities of infection. A problem might arise, however, if you brought a horse to your farm from some other region and did not realize the horse had ticks. Te most common tick-borne disease is Lyme disease, which afects humans, dogs, horses, cattle, cats, and many other mammals. Tis disease was frst reported in 1975, when a number of people in Connecticut were diagnosed with a unique form of arthritis. Te disease was named for one of the towns in which this mysterious illness appeared. Research efforts eventually discovered the causative organism, a spirochete (corkscrew-shaped bacterium) in the gut of a deer tick, in 1982. Te next year this pathogen was named Borrelia burgdorferi. Stephen Barthold, DVM, PhD, emeritus professor of pathology in the School of Veterinary Medicine at University of California, Davis, had been a research scientist with a primary focus on Lyme disease before his recent retirement.

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The life cycle for Lyme disease is a little different on the West Coast, according to Dr. Stephen Barthold. “It is carried by grey squirrels as well as mice,” he said. “We also have another tick, Ixodes pacifcus, on the West Coast. In its larval and nymphal stages, it often feeds on reptiles, and they are a dead-end host since the bacteria cannot survive in lizards.” He says Ixodes ticks are rather fragile and do not live in dry climates. “They need a moist environment like a forest foor or damp ground, plus the right types of host. If you live in Southern California or another arid region, you or your horses are not as apt to get Lyme disease. It’s more of a risk in Northern California. “Other species of Ixodes ticks may carry Borrelia, but do not pose a risk to humans or domestic animals because their life cycle and hosts are more restricting. For example, there are other Borrelia living in different rodent populations in other locations, such as in Colorado, but their life cycles never break out into other species. Chances in these regions would be very low of getting Lyme disease; it’s mainly a problem in more humid areas.”

“Various Borrelia species of spirochete occur around the world,” he said, “and although there are some genetic variations of this bacteria, they cause much the same disease in whatever host they infect. For the most part, these bacteria are transmitted by various related Ixodes ticks.” Ixodes ticks, and the bacteria they carry, are often non-selective in the hosts they feed on, according to Barthold, and are

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WHERE TICKS LIVE

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capable of infecting mice, birds, people, horses, dogs, and other animals. Lyme disease in the U.S. is generally spread by two types of Ixodes ticks, which are smaller than most other ticks. Not all Ixodes ticks are infected, but in areas where Lyme disease is common, a much higher percentage of ticks are infected. Barthold says these ticks have three stages in their life cycle (larva, nymphs, and adults). “Te larvae that hatch from eggs are not infected until they feed on mice and other rodents that are infected,” he said. “Ten when they molt and become nymphs, they remain infected and may transmit the bacteria to other hosts.” In the Northeast/East Coast and North Central/Midwest regions of the country, Lyme disease is spread by bites of the deer tick, Ixodes scapularis (sometimes called a bear tick), which normally feeds on white-footed mice, whitetail deer, and other mammals and birds. In these regions this tick is also responsible for spreading babesiosis, a disease that affects many animals and in humans causes symptoms similar to malaria. On the West Coast, Lyme disease is transmitted by western black-legged ticks, Ixodes pacifcus. “Tere are lesser species of Ixodes that also carry related Borrelia, but those don’t seem to be associated with human or animal disease, as far as we know,” said Barthold. “Tose ticks and those Borrelia have diferent life cycles. Tey have certain host species and usually don’t break out of that cycle, whereas I. scapularis and I. pacifcus are indiscriminating in their host range and will feed on anything—birds, reptiles (on the West Coast and Southeast), as well as mammals. Feeding on reptiles such as lizards is interesting because lizards are not favorable hosts for the bacteria. Tis tends to break the disease cycle.” Te ticks transmit Lyme disease primarily during the nymph stage, partly because they are smaller than adult ticks and less likely to be noticed. Tese ticks must feed on the host for at least 12 to 24 hours before they can transmit bacteria and are most likely to transmit after two or more days of feeding. Tis can often happen because the nymphs are less than two millimeters in size.

IMPORTANCE OF DIAGNOSIS When Lyme disease is suspected—especially in an area where it is not endemic—it always pays to get an accurate diagnosis. In many regions, the symptoms are more likely to be caused by something else, so it’s important to do thorough diagnostics. Veterinarians need to stay very open-minded about it. For instance, one veterinarian, Dr. David Trachtenberg, had a client whose horse’s only clinical sign was that the horse didn’t feel quite “right” under saddle. The horse had

Barthold says the hungry nymphs will feed on anything that comes along—mice, deer, birds, or people—so this is the highest-risk stage for exposure to the disease. “Ten they drop of and molt into adults,” Barthold said. “Te adults depend on white tail deer for reproduction (feeding and mating while on the deer). Te deer, however, don’t become infected. Tey seem to have resistance. Te deer are important to the life cycle of the tick, but are not involved in maintaining the bacteria that cause Lyme disease.” Mice serve as reservoir for the disease. Adult ticks can transmit the Borrelia, but since they are larger and more likely to be seen and removed within a few hours,

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no visible lameness, but was “off” in performance. “This was a very diffcult case for me to be convinced that it was Lyme disease, but it turned out that it was,” said Trachtenberg. “It would have been very easy to say that the problem was just muscle soreness or a hundred other reasons why the horse could lack impulsion. But it responded to treatment (and stayed better for a number of months after treatments) and was positive on the test for Lyme disease.”

they rarely have time to transmit Lyme disease bacteria to humans. Tey are more likely to spread it to dogs, horses, and other animals that are not checked as often for ticks. Te life cycle of the Ixodes tick takes two years. Adults feed and mate in fall and early spring on large animals such as deer; then the females drop of in the spring and lay eggs on the ground. Te eggs hatch into larvae in July or August and then must fnd a small host, like a mouse or chipmunk. Tese small “seed ticks” are not positive for Lyme disease until they feed on an infected mouse. “Te larvae become nymphs after molting and then tend to be more indis-


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TICK BITES

Nymphs and adult ticks generally position themselves on the tips of grasses and shrubs, latching onto humans or animals that brush against the vegetation. Tey usually get onto the legs of a horse or human or onto the head and neck of a horse while it grazes, and then crawl to other parts of the body. While a tick feeds on a host, there is some passage of fuids back and forth. If there are spirochetes in the tick’s fuid, the infection is transmitted to the host. “Te ticks seem to use the horse like they would a deer,” said Barthold. “Te deer are important in the adult stage of the tick’s life cycle. Te diference between a mouse, horse, and person, in terms of the course of Lyme disease, is quite diferent. “When the spirochetes get into a mouse, they basically swim through the skin and infect the entire body surface of the mouse because it’s so small. Ten the immune response kicks in and drives the spirochetes into hiding, where they then wait for a tick to come along—and infect the tick when the tick bites the mouse. “In a human, you’ll see what is called erythema migrans or ‘bulls eye rash,’ like a red circle around the bite. Tis is a localized infection, and the immune response puts an end to the spreading of the spirochetes in the skin. Prior to or during the course of that rash, depending on the strain of Borrelia, the spirochetes get into the bloodstream and randomly spread to the joints, heart, brain, or some other organ. Te Borrelia use local swimming activity through the skin in dissemination but also use the bloodstream and, in larger species like humans, it’s a multi-focal random distribution of infection. Tis explains why symptoms are extremely varied and why not all horses get neuroborreliosis (infection of the central nervous system) and not all humans get it, and also why one joint may be involved and not another.

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“Clinical signs or symptoms are varied, and since animals have hair, we don’t see the red rash around a bite. It can be a diffcult disease to diagnose. Veterinarians should think about possibility of Lyme disease, however, when animals have vague symptoms. “Many dogs are sero-positive without obvious signs. Tey have come in contact with the bacteria and are probably infected. If you treat these dogs with antibiotics, they often feel better and are happier. Animals don’t complain as much as humans, and we don’t always know how they feel.” Tis can be the case in horses, as well. Tey may have a change in behavior with

TYPES OF TICKS Deer Tick (Blacklegged Tick) Ixodes scapularis (I. dammini)

American Dog Tick Dermacentor variabilis

Lone Star Tick Amblyomma americanum

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criminating on what they feed on,” said Barthold. “Te adults are rather selective again, feeding on deer. Nymphs are associated with transmission of Lyme disease to humans, and the adult ticks tend to be more incriminated with infection in dogs, and probably equine infections as well.”

Lyme disease, being grumpy because they don’t feel good or becoming more sensitive to being touched. “Te problem with dogs and horses, from a veterinary standpoint, is that many of them are probably becoming infected but never develop the clinical signs of Lyme disease,” said Barthold. “Tey seroconvert and test positive, and may be infected, but they don’t have active disease. “Tis is one of the mysteries of Lyme disease; it is so variable in its presentation—in humans as well as dogs and horses. Tere are people who test positive for Lyme disease who never had any symptoms. Perhaps they have a stronger immune system or encountered a weaker bacteria; we don’t know.”

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NEUROLOGICAL LYME DISEASE

“Recently we’ve discovered a strange syndrome that is unique to horses,” said Barthold. “Some horses at about 3 years old or older—and we don’t know why— develop a late-onset immunodefciency syndrome. It’s unrelated to Lyme disease, but because of the horse’s immunodefciency, we’ve seen some cases of Lyme disease in these horses in the U.S. and in the United Kingdom. “Tese horses develop a very severe neuroborreliosis—which is Lyme disease of the brain. Tis occurs because their immune system can’t control the infection and it gets to their brain.” Lyme neuroborreliosis in immunodefcient horses is very difcult to treat because the immunodefciency cannot be treated. “You can treat the horses with antibiotics, and their Lyme disease will improve,” said Barthold. “But once they go of antibiotics, they relapse because the body can’t fght it. Tis fts with what we know about host immune response to Lyme disease. Tese horses have an antibody defciency, and antibodies are critical to control this disease. Tese horses are vulnerable to many kinds of infections (not just Lyme disease) and more commonly present with other kinds of bacterial infections. But if they happen to be in a Lyme endemic area, they could get Lyme disease as well.” PREVENTION

Since no vaccine for Lyme disease is approved yet for horses, some people are using the dog vaccine on their horses. “It should work,” said Barthold. “If there is ever a licensed horse vaccine, it will probably be similar to the dog vaccine. Te diference is that it would be tested for safety and efcacy in horses. “Creating an equine vaccine is not a matter of research (the research has already been done) as much as convincing a drug company to do the necessary clinical safety trials in horses, which are expensive.” It is almost impossible to eliminate ticks, so horses would be at risk in a Lyme-endemic area. “Horses at pasture or being ridden through bushes are going to pick up ticks,” said Barthold. “Tere is not much you can do to control the ticks.”


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2016 LEADING BREEDERS IN CALIFORNIA BY EARNINGS (THRU DEC. 31, 2016) Breeder

Starts

Perry Martin & Steve Coburn Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC Reddam Racing, LLC Harris Farms Nick Alexander Terry C. Lovingier Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams Old English Rancho, Patsy Berumen & Sal Berumen Old English Rancho Heinz H. Steinmann Madera Thoroughbreds LLC Benjamin C. Warren Estate of Alesia, BranJam Stables & Ciaglia Racing, LLC Dr. & Mrs. William T. Gray Madeline Auerbach & Barry Abrams Dahlberg Farms LLC Liberty Road Stables Stormy B. Hull George Schmitt & Mary Clare Schmitt ARCHA Racing Inc. Harris Farms & Donald Valpredo Oakcrest Stable Lou Neve John R. Haagsma & Wesley Ward Donald Valpredo Joseph P. Morey Jr. Revocable Trust Donald R. Dizney Richard Barton Enterprises Rod Rodriguez & Lorraine Rodriguez William L. Hedrick & Judy Hedrick John Parker Daehling Ranch LLC Thomas W. Bachman Legacy Ranch Madeline Auerbach, Richard Rosenberg & Barry Abrams Old English Rancho & Bruce Headley Howard & Janet Siegel Racing LLC Philip D’Amato Lo Hi Racing Stable & Dick Barton Halo Farms Joe Turner Judi Garf-Partridge & Serenity Oak Farms, LLC Black Diamond Racing, LLC Ellen Jackson Mark Tatch Mercedes Stables LLC B Abrams, V Loverso, C Perez, Huston Racing & M Auerbach Pamela C. Ziebarth Carol A. Lingenfelter C Punch Ranch, Inc. B & B Zietz Stables, Inc. H & E Ranch Steve Pavich & Maria Pavich Nick Cafarchia Alex Paszkeicz Jim Eaton

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17 737 302 610 252 744 311 189 253 118 164 274 6 123 52 85 209 13 129 23 35 45 48 13 171 65 80 131 117 103 8 133 64 103 11 85 156 16 19 39 59 121 14 129 149 35 11 35 52 52 35 65 43 99 86 62

Wins

7 108 54 77 53 86 59 42 35 25 23 36 2 19 12 11 20 6 24 6 6 8 7 4 27 11 15 25 19 21 3 16 9 12 3 17 22 4 6 7 14 17 6 15 21 6 2 6 9 6 9 14 7 8 10 11

Stakes Wins

6 2 6 1 6 1 3 5 2 1 3 1 2 1 1 2 0 4 1 4 2 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 1

Leading Earner

Earnings

California Chrome ($8,180,000) Minster’sadventure ($130,209) How About Zero ($153,245) Velvet Mesquite ($118,750) Enola Gray ($359,100) My Fiona ($113,857) Only You Babe ($127,400) What a View ($441,523) Somethings Unusual ($109,085) Theonewewaitedfor ($118,680) Solid Wager ($139,315) Warrens Puppy Love ($85,562) Ashleyluvssugar ($492,000) Light One ($83,392) How Unusual ($155,642) Tiz a Kiss ($129,700) Boy Howdy ($47,265) California Diamond ($417,780) Touched by Autism ($123,557) Soi Phet ($242,020) Pacifc Heat ($226,030) Desert Madam ($170,655) Avanti Bello ($261,765) Lost Bus ($276,800) Rim Ditch ($62,865) Toomuchisnotenough ($127,590) Lily Kai ($106,505) Vai ($82,600) Rosarita ($81,105) Awesome Silver ($80,735) Gold Rush Dancer ($303,220) Fast and Foxy ($107,218) Miss Star Maker ($94,357) Mo Soul ($104,100) Cheekaboo ($275,235) Tuscany Beauty ($59,510) Brownie Finale ($53,137) Allsquare ($152,910) Bad Ju Ju ($234,305) Tribal Jewel ($197,946) Sircat Sally ($88,200) Comanche Ruler ($66,855) Sweetrayofsunshine ($240,350) Summer Lady ($63,535) Sausalito Sunset ($55,545) Hot Smoke ($80,540) Boozer ($229,964) Ambitious Brew ($161,190) Cuddle Alert ($81,070) Smokey Image ($162,861) Charming Starlet ($108,985) Rye ($142,470) Fantasy of Luck ($118,293) Briartic Gal ($55,920) He’s a Pepper ($97,842) My Friend Emma ($123,989)

$8,197,672 $2,195,399 $2,081,759 $1,790,801 $1,702,814 $1,647,339 $1,494,248 $1,446,103 $882,020 $707,123 $580,701 $555,057 $492,000 $474,710 $461,410 $451,154 $444,739 $443,685 $432,361 $393,205 $382,663 $374,654 $373,790 $367,185 $357,343 $331,876 $324,075 $322,062 $314,751 $313,745 $303,220 $295,172 $292,248 $289,229 $275,235 $271,845 $267,225 $261,824 $256,930 $252,973 $248,139 $241,795 $240,350 $234,711 $232,487 $232,262 $229,964 $227,570 $225,888 $221,101 $218,272 $216,525 $214,245 $213,781 $212,224 $209,926


Leading California Sires Lists of 2016 2016 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY AVERAGE EARNINGS PER RUNNER

2016 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY MONEY WON

(MINIMUM 10 RUNNERS)

Races Rnrs Won

Sire

1 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

Earnings/ Runner

Earned

161 132 $10,788,375

2 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

32

46

Sire

1 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

Rnrs

Strts

Races Won

161

993

132

Earned

$10,788,375

$67,009

2 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

234

1811

244

$5,615,059

$1,472,791

$46,025

3 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

113

709

108

$3,771,603

146

924

119

$3,296,007

70

431

73

$2,576,997

166

1004

120

$2,374,094

3 † Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig

17

13

$635,450

$37,379

4 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

4 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

70

73

$2,576,997

$36,814

5 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

5 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

61

67

$2,077,200

$34,052

6 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

113 108

$3,771,603

$33,377

7 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

61

447

67

$2,077,200

$28,331

8 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 86

655

94

$2,000,345

9 Haynesfeld, 2006, by Speightstown

94

515

78

$1,952,174

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

66

436

64

$1,653,060

11 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

98

702

85

$1,540,849

12 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

32

222

46

$1,472,791

13 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

73

528

70

$1,391,823

14 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

74

568

80

$1,349,059

6 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev 7 † Birdonthewire, 1989, by Proud Birdie 8 Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy

11 36

9 Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG)

10 33

$311,644 $996,338

$27,676

39

40

$1,005,234

$25,775

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

66

64

$1,653,060

$25,046

11 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

19

21

$470,021

$24,738

234 244

$5,615,059

$23,996

12 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat 13 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

86

94

$2,000,345

$23,260

15 † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

66

446

71

$1,254,362

14 † Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West

11

11

$249,525

$22,684

16 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

90

649

99

$1,211,264

146 119

$3,296,007

$22,575

17 † Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 55

337

44

$1,174,217

15 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat 16 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

33

36

$742,094

$22,488

18 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

62

433

53

$1,114,345

17 Thisnearlywasmine, 1994, by Capote

12

17

$264,823

$22,069

19 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

47

309

34

$1,009,454

18 Tannersmyman, 1998, by Lord Carson

38

37

$835,208

$21,979

20 Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG) 39

255

40

$1,005,234

21 Tizbud,1999, by Cee’s Tizzy

36

236

33

$996,338 $985,569

Surf Cat, 2002, by Sir Cat 20 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

27

30

$593,424

$21,979

47

34

$1,009,454

$21,478

2016 LEADING TURF SIRES IN CALIFORNIA (MINIMUM 50 STARTS) Sire

Rnrs Strts Wnrs Wins

Earned

22 Einstein (BRZ), 2002, by Spend a Buck

68

420

47

23 † Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

46

307

38

$966,123

24 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

74

372

58

$929,616

25 Tannersmyman, 1998, by Lord Carson

38

273

37

$835,208

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

62

327

33

$804,306

27 † Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

52

332

36

$777,468

28 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

33

202

36

$742,094 $683,183

1 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

74 325

32

58 $2,416,456

2 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

109 391

26

38 $1,411,539

29 Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest 55

352

44

3 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

39 127

12

19 $1,192,002

30 † Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig

17

108

13

$635,450

4 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

51 160

17

21 $1,131,028

31 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

59

307

34

$619,895

5 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

32

88

11

15

$863,692

32 Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

38

251

44

$610,664

6 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

84 229

20

25

$632,093

33 † Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee’s Tizzy

34

261

32

$604,265

$492,279

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

44

338

47

$599,921

35 Surf Cat, 2002, by Sir Cat

27

222

30

$593,424

7 † Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig

2

7

1

2

8 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

35 116

10

12

$405,671

9 Haynesfeld, 2006, by Speightstown

36 104

9

12

$388,907

36 Don’tsellmeshort, 2001, by Benchmark

50

397

36

$563,230

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

45

265

43

$562,236

38 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

25

155

25

$532,672

8

63

13

$488,213

10 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

43 127

7

10

$369,290

11 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

41

5

8

$309,104

12 Einstein (BRZ), 2002, by Spend a Buck

75

32

88

7

8

$302,046

13 † Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 26

76

7

9

$281,468

14 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

32

99

6

7

$238,819

15 Mr. Big, 2003, by Dynaformer

6

18

2

3

$237,568

39 Mr. Big, 2003, by Dynaformer 40 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

19

112

21

$470,021

41 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

35

192

18

$460,250

42 † Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie

28

162

23

$438,775

43 Bedford Falls, 2003, by Forestry

21

138

20

$424,387

16 † Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

19

47

3

4

$233,076

44 Skimming, 1996, by Nureyev

22

144

24

$418,026

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

28

78

6

6

$220,576

45 Affrmative, 1999, by Unbridled

24

191

28

$405,302

18 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

14

32

2

4

$219,995

46 Time to Get Even, 2004, by Stephen Got Even 25

149

22

$390,055

19 Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy

11

30

2

3

$210,191

47 Mast Track, 2004, by Mizzen Mast

24

169

20

$368,270

20 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

15

45

5

8

$192,370

48 † Sought After, 2000, by Seeking the Gold

19

119

21

$362,665

The statistics shown here are compiled by The Jockey Club Information Systems (TJCIS). While every effort is made to prevent errors and omissions, California Thoroughbred cannot guarantee their complete and total accuracy. A dagger (†) indicates a stallion that has been pensioned or has died, a dot (•) that he is now standing elsewhere (sires no longer standing in California remain on these lists until their last Cal-bred crop turns 3 years old), a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2015 but will stand in the state in 2016. Freshman sires are highlighted in bold text. Statistics cover racing in North America (U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico), England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) only. Stakes winners and wins follow TJCIS stakes rules. Racing statistics through Dec. 31, 2016.

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2016 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY NUMBER OF WINNERS

(MINIMUM 10 RUNNERS)

Races Rnrs Won

Sire

Earned

Median

Rnrs

Wnrs

Races Won

Earned

1 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

32

46 $1,472,791 $21,161

1 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

234

128

244 $5,615,059

2 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

70

73 $2,576,997 $19,281

2 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

161

77

132 $10,788,375

3 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

19

21

$470,021 $17,225

U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

4 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

33

36

$742,094 $16,662

5 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

113 108 $3,771,603 $16,370

77

120 $2,374,094

146

76

119 $3,296,007

5 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

113

57

108 $3,771,603

86

53

94 $2,000,345

24

28

7 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

61

67 $2,077,200 $15,100

8 Surf Cat, 2002, by Sir Cat

27

30

$593,424 $15,030

9 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

25

25

$532,672 $14,835

9 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

70

45

73 $2,576,997

11

11

$249,525 $14,485

10 Haynesfeld, 2006, by Speightstown

94

44

78 $1,952,174 80 $1,349,059

11 † Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 55 12 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

$405,302 $15,673

166

4 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

6 Affrmative, 1999, by Unbridled

10 † Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West

44 $1,174,217 $13,740

234 244 $5,615,059 $13,694

Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat 8 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

90

53

99 $1,211,264

98

48

85 $1,540,849

74

44

12 † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

66

41

71 $1,254,362

13 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

61

39

67 $2,077,200

14 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

73

38

70 $1,391,823

18

22

14 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

62

53 $1,114,345 $12,959

15 Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG)

39

40 $1,005,234 $12,775

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

66

37

64 $1,653,060

16 Siberian Summer, 1989-11, by Siberian Express 12

14

$254,012 $12,519

16 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

74

35

58

17 Tough Game, 1999, by Mr. Greeley

18

$175,031 $12,241

17 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

62

31

53 $1,114,345

$311,644 $11,945

12

$283,503 $13,063

6 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

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

$929,616

18 † Birdonthewire, 1989, by Proud Birdie

11

10

18 Einstein (BRZ), 2002, by Spend a Buck

68

29

47

$985,569

19 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

86

94 $2,000,345 $11,687

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

45

27

43

$562,236

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

66

64 $1,653,060 $11,465

20 † Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker

46

26

38

$966,123

2016 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY AVERAGE EARNINGS PER START

2016 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY NUMBER OF RACES WON

(MINIMUM 100 STARTS) Sire

Rnrs

Srts

Earned

Earnings Start

Sire

Rnrs

Srts

Races Won

Earned

1 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

161

993 $10,788,375

$10,864

1 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

234 1811

244

$5,615,059

2 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

32

222 $1,472,791

$6,634

2 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

161

993

132

$10,788,375

3 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

70

431 $2,576,997

$5,979

3 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

166 1004

120

$2,374,094

17

108

$3,296,007

4 † Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig

$635,450

$5,884

4 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

146

924

119

113

709 $3,771,603

$5,320

5 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

113

709

108

$3,771,603

6 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

61

447 $2,077,200

$4,647

6 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

90

649

99

$1,211,264

7 Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy

36

236

$996,338

$4,222

7 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

86

655

94

$2,000,345

8 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

19

112

$470,021

$4,197

8 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

98

702

85

$1,540,849

255 $1,005,234

$3,942

9 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

74

568

80

$1,349,059

5 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

9 Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG) 39 10 Street Hero, 2006, by Street Cry (IRE)

66

436 $1,653,060

$3,791

10 Haynesfeld, 2006, by Speightstown

94

515

78

$1,952,174

94

515 $1,952,174

$3,791

11 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

70

431

73

$2,576,997

12 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

33

202

$742,094

$3,674

12 † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

66

446

71

$1,254,362

13 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

146

924 $3,296,007

$3,567

13 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

73

528

70

$1,391,823

Haynesfeld, 2006, by Speightstown

14 † Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 55

337 $1,174,217

$3,484

14 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

61

447

67

$2,077,200

15 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

155

$532,672

$3,437

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

66

436

64

$1,653,060

25

16 Elusive Warning, 2004, by Elusive Quality

17

102

$335,949

$3,294

16 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

74

372

58

$929,616

17 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

47

309 $1,009,454

$3,267

17 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

62

433

53

$1,114,345

46

307

$966,123

$3,147

18 Einstein (BRZ), 2002, by Spend a Buck

68

420

47

$985,569

234 1811 $5,615,059

$3,101

44

338

47

$599,921

32

222

46

$1,472,791

18 † Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker 19 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat 20 The Pamplemousse, 2006, by Kafwain

88

Sire

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109

$337,242

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$3,094

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

20 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark


Leading California Sires Lists of 2016 2016 LEADING SIRES OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN CALIFORNIA BY MONEY WON Sire

Rnrs

2016 LEADING SIRES OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN CALIFORNIA BY NUMBER OF WINNERS

Strts

Races Won

Earned

Sire

Rnrs

Wnrs

Races Won

Earned

1 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

13

56

12

$733,792

1 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

36

11

14

$379,638

2 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

28

101

13

$449,676

2 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

28

10

13

$449,676

3 Haynesfeld, 2006, by Speightstown

34

110

12

$417,248

34

10

12

$417,248

4 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

36

131

14

$379,638

4 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

17

9

11

$292,498

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

21

76

8

$333,542

5 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

13

7

12

$733,792

6 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

22

78

5

$302,597

16

7

9

$186,923

7 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 17

61

11

$292,498

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

63

7

$281,197

9 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

15

39

3

$258,509

9

32

8

$251,968

10 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

Haynesfeld, 2006, by Speightstown

Coil, 2008, by Point Given 7 † Thorn Song, 2003, by Unbridled’s Song

21

6

8

$333,542

9

6

8

$251,968

13

6

7

$209,429

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

5

7

$281,197

10

5

10

$104,874

22

4

5

$302,597

Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

11 Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker

12

45

4

$229,357

12 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

13

40

7

$209,429

13 Coil, 2008, by Point Given

16

50

9

$186,923

Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker

12

4

4

$229,357

14 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

13

39

6

$186,648

Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

18

4

5

$147,213

15 Mr. Big, 2003, by Dynaformer

12 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

2

7

2

$151,370

Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

6

4

4

$138,864

18

43

5

$147,213

Informed, 2004, by Tiznow

9

4

4

$105,306

17 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

6

33

4

$138,864

Calimonco, 2006, by Storm Cat

10

4

5

$103,872

18 Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat

8

21

3

$134,820

The Pamplemousse, 2006, by Kafwain

12

4

4

$72,545

19 Phantom Wildcat, 2005, by Forest Wildcat

2

4

3

$126,660

6

4

4

$39,955

20 Einstein (BRZ), 2002, by Spend a Buck

7

19

2

$112,168

15

3

3

$258,509

16 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

2016 LEADING SIRES OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN CALIFORNIA BY AVERAGE EARNINGS PER RUNNER (MINIMUM 5 RUNNERS) Sire

1 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

Races Rnrs Won

13

12

Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

13

3

6

$186,648

Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat

8

3

3

$134,820

Street Hero, 2006, by Street Cry (IRE) Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

Earned

Earnings/ Runner

$733,792

$56,446

2 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

9

8

$251,968

$27,996

3 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

6

4

$138,864

$23,144

12

4

$229,357

$19,113

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

7

$281,197

$17,575

4 Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker

Elusive Warning, 2004, by Elusive Quality 20 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

7

3

4

$97,920

15

3

3

$73,086

† Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee’s Tizzy

4

3

3

$54,143

Globalize, 1997, by Summer Squall

3

3

4

$52,291

Tannersmyman, 1998, by Lord Carson

6

3

4

$42,350

2016 LEADING SIRES OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN CALIFORNIA BY NUMBER OF RACES WON Sire

Rnrs

Srts

Races Won

Earned

15

3

$258,509

$17,234

1 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

36

131

14

$379,638

7 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 17

11

$292,498

$17,206

2 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

28

101

13

$449,676

6 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev 8 Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat

8

3

$134,820

$16,853

3 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

13

56

12

$733,792

9 Roi Charmant, 2001, by Evansville Slew

5

1

$83,801

$16,760

Haynesfeld, 2006, by Speightstown

34

110

12

$417,248

10 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

13

7

$209,429

$16,110

5 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

17

61

11

$292,498

11 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

28

13

$449,676

$16,060

6 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

10

46

10

$104,874 $186,923

7

2

$112,168

$16,024

7 Coil, 2008, by Point Given

16

50

9

21

8

$333,542

$15,883

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

21

76

8

$333,542

14 Sierra Sunset, 2005, by Bertrando

6

2

$87,478

$14,580

9

32

8

$251,968

15 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

13

6

$186,648

$14,358

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

63

7

$281,197

12 Einstein (BRZ), 2002, by Spend a Buck 13 † Thorn Song, 2003, by Unbridled’s Song

16 Street Hero, 2006, by Street Cry (IRE) 17 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

20 Informed, 2004, by Tiznow

† Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

7

4

$97,920

$13,989

22

5

$302,597

$13,754

12 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union 13 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

13

40

7

$209,429

13

39

6

$186,648

4

$99,090

$12,386

22

78

5

$302,597

34

12

$417,248

$12,272

Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

18

43

5

$147,213

9

4

$105,306

$11,701

Calimonco, 2006, by Storm Cat

10

35

5

$103,872

18 Time to Get Even, 2004, by Stephen Got Even 8 19 Haynesfeld, 2006, by Speightstown

Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

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Leading California Sires Lists of 2016 2016 LEADING SIRES OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN CALIFORNIA BY MEDIAN EARNINGS PER RUNNER (MINIMUM 10 RUNNERS) Races Rnrs Won

Sire

1 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

12

Median

$733,792 $38,480

Sire

1 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

2 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

6

4

$138,864 $22,230

2 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

3 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

9

8

$251,968 $21,465

3 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

4 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

17

11

$292,498 $10,585

4 Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat

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

21

8

$333,542

$9,420

6 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

28

13

$449,676

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

7

$281,197

Rnrs

Srts

Earned

Earnings Start

13

56

$733,792

$13,103 $7,874

9

32

$251,968

15

39

$258,509

$6,628

8

21

$134,820

$6,420

5 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

13

40

$209,429

$5,236

$8,258

6 Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker

12

45

$229,357

$5,097

$7,986

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

7

20

$97,920

$4,896

8 Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker

12

4

$229,357

$7,380

8 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 17

61

$292,498

$4,795

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

7

4

$97,920

$6,385

9 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

39

$186,648

$4,786

13

10 Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

15

3

$258,509

$6,112

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

11 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

10

10

$104,874

$6,100

11 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

28

63

$281,197

$4,463

101

$449,676

$4,452

12 Tannersmyman, 1998, by Lord Carson

6

4

$42,350

$5,940

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

21

76

$333,542

$4,389

13 Elusive Warning, 2004, by Elusive Quality

6

4

$39,955

$5,788

13 Time to Get Even, 2004, by Stephen Got Even 8

23

$99,090

$4,308

36

14

$379,638

$5,172

14 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

6

33

$138,864

$4,208

5

0

$41,170

$4,905

15 Sierra Sunset, 2005, by Bertrando

6

22

$87,478

$3,976

14 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig 15 † Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat 16 Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest

90

13

Earned

2016 LEADING SIRES OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN CALIFORNIA BY AVERAGE EARNINGS PER START (MINIMUM 50 STARTS)

9

2

$42,007

$4,900

16 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

22

78

$302,597

$3,879

17 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

13

7

$209,429

$4,591

17 Haynesfeld, 2006, by Speightstown

34

110

$417,248

$3,793

18 Haynesfeld, 2006, by Speightstown

34

12

$417,248

$4,365

18 Coil, 2008, by Point Given

16

50

$186,923

$3,738

19 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

8

2

$49,491

$4,228

19 Informed, 2004, by Tiznow

9

30

$105,306

$3,510

20 Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat

8

3

$134,820

$4,170

20 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

18

43

$147,213

$3,424

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2016 LEADING LIFETIME SIRES IN CALIFORNIA (50 OR MORE NAMED FOALS)

Stallion (Foreign Foaled), Year, Sire

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

25 26 28 30 32 33 34

37 38 39 40 42 43 44

48 49

† Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig † In Excess (IRE), 1987, by Siberian Express † Salt Lake, 1989, by Deputy Minister † Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker † Birdonthewire, 1989, by Proud Birdie † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat One Man Army, 1994, by Roman Diplomat † Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat Street Hero, 2006, by Street Cry (IRE) Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy † Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat † Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie Hold for Gold, 1995, by Red Ransom Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View Robannier, 1991, by Batonnier Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai Formal Gold, 1993, by Black Tie Affair (IRE) Atticus, 1992, by Nureyev Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG) Richly Blended, 1998, by Rizzi Slewvescent, 1988, by Seattle Slew † Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado • Redattore (BRZ), 1995, by Roi Normand Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time † Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West Silic (FR), 1995, by Sillery † Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig † Lucky J. H., 2002, by Cee’s Tizzy Haynesfeld, 2006, by Speightstown Crafty C. T., 1998, by Crafty Prospector Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (IRE) Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat † Sought After, 2000, by Seeking the Gold Iron Cat, 1995, by Storm Cat Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

Crops

16 7 4 4 9 19 18 18 18 11 7 8 15 7 9 14 5 9 5 8 9 6 12 10 8 10 17 4 15 16 2 4 22 9 5 2 13 14 12 17 5 2 5 9 9 14 11 14 14

Avg Named Size Foals

47 42 28 14 19 52 68 59 15 63 13 48 48 106 9 55 40 19 36 61 8 16 11 56 43 36 7 24 35 30 28 30 13 11 147 28 41 21 16 26 16 65 44 39 17 34 11 11 24

750 292 111 54 171 994 1225 1066 271 695 92 385 721 744 84 763 201 167 180 489 68 94 135 560 347 359 112 96 518 476 56 121 282 96 733 56 533 298 186 440 81 130 222 351 153 476 118 150 332

Runners

564-75% 225-77% 90-81% 43-80% 120-70% 748-75% 864-71% 822-77% 200-74% 498-72% 47-51% 312-81% 562-78% 516-69% 55-65% 570-75% 117-58% 112-67% 125-69% 237-48% 49-72% 70-74% 105-78% 422-75% 268-77% 260-72% 71-63% 65-68% 421-81% 348-73% 41-73% 88-73% 216-77% 71-74% 156-21% 23-41% 426-80% 202-68% 138-74% 328-75% 58-72% 97-75% 52-23% 265-75% 114-75% 399-84% 79-67% 117-78% 250-75%

2YO Winners

Stakes Winners

Graded Stakes Winners

Progeny Earnings

AEI

Comp Index

402-54% 55-7% 144-49% 49-17% 68-61% 23-21% 33-61% 8-15% 79-46% 13-8% 562-57% 117-12% 686-56% 201-16% 583-55% 124-12% 144-53% 40-15% 369-53% 122-18% 36-39% 0-0% 232-60% 59-15% 434-60% 107-15% 371-50% 120-16% 39-46% 3-4% 394-52% 117-15% 75-37% 21-10% 72-43% 10-6% 77-43% 26-14% 169-35% 48-10% 33-49% 4-6% 54-57% 11-12% 75-56% 16-12% 303-54% 96-17% 195-56% 54-16% 184-51% 43-12% 41-37% 8-7% 42-44% 13-14% 332-64% 83-16% 216-45% 42-9% 23-41% 7-13% 64-53% 14-12% 96-34% 19-7% 51-53% 20-21% 105-14% 10-1% 15-27% 10-18% 330-62% 113-21% 150-50% 46-15% 88-47% 13-7% 259-59% 57-13% 38-47% 14-17% 46-35% 23-18% 41-18% 9-4% 191-54% 40-11% 92-60% 27-18% 286-60% 79-17% 53-45% 13-11% 96-64% 8-5% 185-56% 45-14%

42-6% 4-1% 10-9% 3-6% 9-5% 57-6% 50-4% 52-5% 12-4% 32-5% 1-1% 10-3% 28-4% 30-4% 2-2% 26-3% 5-2% 6-4% 8-4% 7-1% 1-1% 3-3% 4-3% 18-3% 14-4% 12-3% 3-3% 3-3% 17-3% 11-2% 1-2% 2-2% 5-2% 1-1% 3-0% 0-0% 19-4% 12-4% 3-2% 17-4% 1-1% 4-3% 2-1% 4-1% 9-6% 16-3% 2-2% 3-2% 11-3%

12-2% 1-0% 1-1% 0-0% 3-2% 11-1% 9-1% 15-1% 2-1% 6-1% 1-1% 3-1% 9-1% 6-1% 1-1% 9-1% 2-1% 2-1% 1-1% 1-0% 1-1% 0-0% 0-0% 6-1% 2-1% 1-0% 0-0% 0-0% 5-1% 4-1% 0-0% 1-1% 3-1% 1-1% 1-0% 0-0% 1-0% 0-0% 1-1% 3-1% 0-0% 1-1% 0-0% 0-0% 1-1% 2-0% 1-1% 0-0% 0-0%

$52,837,773 $23,504,816 $6,591,233 $3,147,456 $8,703,274 $46,817,180 $59,570,475 $49,987,366 $13,200,711 $32,149,237 $2,687,329 $19,827,665 $34,776,219 $32,733,230 $2,919,307 $30,612,298 $5,976,832 $6,161,369 $5,971,239 $13,169,998 $2,628,456 $3,657,962 $5,570,758 $19,705,329 $14,647,154 $14,314,911 $3,032,962 $2,926,450 $20,606,761 $14,773,746 $1,133,611 $3,660,908 $7,582,089 $3,280,328 $7,442,677 $655,558 $21,030,255 $8,860,803 $8,346,453 $14,922,370 $2,359,930 $2,381,682 $2,924,583 $10,762,775 $5,426,379 $18,994,808 $3,049,046 $4,453,432 $9,876,524

1.97 1.80 1.70 1.67 1.53 1.51 1.39 1.32 1.31 1.28 1.27 1.26 1.20 1.20 1.16 1.13 1.11 1.10 1.08 1.07 1.06 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.04 1.03 1.03 1.01 1.01 1.00 1.00 0.99 0.98 0.96 0.96 0.96 0.95 0.93 0.92 0.87 0.87 0.86 0.85 0.84 0.84 0.84 0.84 0.83 0.82

1.23 1.17 0.95 1.33 1.10 1.36 1.36 1.47 1.31 1.07 1.24 1.48 1.10 1.77 0.94 1.33 0.99 0.90 1.29 1.16 0.65 1.33 1.11 1.22 0.93 0.98 0.98 1.16 1.25 1.40 1.67 0.73 0.80 0.94 1.18 1.03 0.84 0.81 0.91 0.79 1.21 1.50 1.04 0.99 0.84 1.05 0.80 0.91 1.11

Winners

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). 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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2017

REGIONAL RACE MEETINGS Santa Anita Park, Arcadia

Dec. 26-July 4

Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley

Dec. 26-June 18

Oak Tree at Pleasanton, Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton

June 21-July 11

Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos

July 5-18

California State Fair (Cal Expo), Sacramento

July 12-Aug. 1

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar

July 19-Sept. 5

Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa

Aug. 2-22

Humboldt County Fair, Ferndale

Aug. 23-Sept. 5

Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley

Aug. 23-Sept. 19

Pomona Fair at Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos Oak Tree at Pleasanton, Pleasanton

Sept. 6-26 Sept. 20-Oct. 3

Santa Anita Park, Arcadia

Sept. 27-Oct. 31

Fresno County Fair, Fresno

Oct. 4-17

Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley

Oct. 18-Dec. 19

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar

EARLY REGIONAL SALE DATES MARCH 29 BARRETTS SELECT 2-YEAR-OLDS Del Mar, Calif. TRAINING PREVIEW MARCH 27 (NOMINATIONS CLOSED OCT. 28)

MAY 17 BARRETTS MAY SALE OF 2-YEAR-OLDS AND HORSES OF RACING AGE Del Mar, Calif. TRAINING PREVIEW MAY 15 (ENTRIES CLOSE APRIL 7, SUPPLEMENTAL ENTRIES CLOSE MAY 3)

Nov. 1-28

Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos

Nov. 29-Dec. 19

California-Bred/California-Sired STAKES RACES FEBRUARY-APRIL SANTA ANITA SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26

SATURDAY, APRIL 8

$100,000 Spring Fever Stakes

$100,000 Tiznow Stakes

$200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes

Four-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares 6 furlongs

Four-Year-Olds & Up 1 mile

Tree-Year-Olds 6 1/2 furlongs

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25

SATURDAY, MARCH 18

$200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes

$100,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes

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

Four-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares abt. 6 1/2 furlongs (Turf) SUNDAY, MARCH 26

$100,000 Dream of Summer Stakes Four-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares 1 mile

Tree-Year-Old Fillies 6 1/2 furlongs

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS SUNDAY, APRIL 30

$100,000 Campanile Stakes Tree-Year-Old Fillies 1 mile (Turf)

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

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MARCH

FEBRUARY

2017 REGIONAL STAKES RACES Date

Track

Stakes (Grade)

Conditions

Distance

Added Value

Feb. 4

SA

San Antonio Stakes (G2)

4-y-o & up

1 1/8 m.

$300,000

Feb. 4

SA

Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3)

3-y-o

1 1/16 m.

$150,000

Feb. 4

SA

San Marcos Stakes (G2)

4-y-o & up

1 1/4 m. (T)

$200,000

Feb. 4

SA

Palos Verdes Stakes (G2)

4-y-o & up

6 f.

$200,000

Feb. 5

SA

Las Virgenes Stakes (G2)

3-y-o f.

1 m.

$200,000

Feb. 11

SA

Arcadia Stakes (G2)

4-y-o & up

1 m. (T)

$200,000

Feb. 11

SA

Santa Maria Stakes (G2)

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

1 1/16 m.

$200,000

Feb. 11

GGF

California Oaks

3-y-o f.

1 1/16 m.

$50,000

Feb. 12

SA

San Vicente Stakes (G2)

3-y-o

7 f.

Feb. 12

SA

Sweet Life Stakes

3-y-o f.

abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

Feb. 18

SA

Buena Vista Stakes (G2)

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

1 m. (T)

$200,000

Feb. 18

GGF

El Camino Real Derby (G3)

3-y-o

1 1/8 m.

$200,000

Feb. 19

SA

Spring Fever Stakes

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

6 f.

$100,000

Feb. 20

GGF

Lost in the Fog Stakes

4-y-o & up

6 f.

$50,000

Feb. 25

SA

Sensational Star Stakes

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

abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

$100,000

Feb. 26

SA

Tiznow Stakes

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

1 m.

$100,000

March 4

SA

Santa Ysabel Stakes (G3)

3-y-o f.

1 1/16 m.

$100,000

March 5

SA

Las Flores Stakes (G3)

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

6 f.

$100,000

March 11

SA

Santa Anita Handicap (G1)

4-y-o & up

1 1/4 m.

March 11

SA

Frank E. Kilroe Mile (G1)

4-y-o & up

1 m. (T)

$400,000

March 11

SA

Triple Bend Stakes (G1)

4-y-o & up

7 f.

$400,000

March 11

SA

San Felipe Stakes (G2)

3-y-o

1 1/16 m.

$400,000

March 11

SA

China Doll Stakes

3-y-o f.

1 m. (T)

March 12

SA

Santa Ana Stakes (G2)

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

1 1/8 m. (T)

$200,000

March 18

SA

Santa Margarita Stakes (G1)

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

1 1/8 m.

$400,000

March 18

SA

Irish O’Brien Stakes

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

abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

$100,000

March 18

GGF

Camilla Urso Stakes

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

6 f.

March 25

SA

San Luis Rey Stakes (G2)

4-y-o & up

1 1/2 m. (T)

$200,000

March 26

SA

Dream of Summer Stakes

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

1 m.

$100,000

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$1,000,000

$75,000

$50,000

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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 Amanda Thompson -Alain Pinel Realators..................................... 94

Legacy Ranch ........................................................................ 57, 59, 63

Auburn Laboratories Inc..................................................................... 8

Lillian Nichols/Halters....................................................................... 95

Backyard Race Horse........................................................................ 95

Lovacres Ranch ........................................................................... 43, 45

Ballena Vista Farm ...............................................OBC, 17, 19, 21, 23

Magali Farms......................................................................... 29, 31, 33

Bella Equine-Amanda Navarro........................................................ 95

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

BG Thoroughbred Farm............................................................. 12, 13

NTRA /John Deere ........................................................................... 81

Blue Diamond Horseshoe,LLC ........................................................ 35

Old English Rancho .......................................................................... 69

Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms,LP................................................... 67 Cardiff, Suzanne, Pedigree Research .............................................. 95 City National Bank............................................................................ 36 Cole Ranch .................................................................................. 10, 94 Daehling Ranch..................................................................... 40, 41, 94 Dickson Podley Realtors (Jeannie Garr Roddy).............................. 95 E.A. Ranches ..................................................................................... 15

Pacifc Coast Thoroughbreds .......................................................... 77 Paradise Road Ranch.................................................................. 70, 75 Rancho San Miguel............................................................... 11, 47, 49 Rancho Temescal ........................................................................ 65, 72 Ridgeley Farm............................................................................. 51, 53 Robins Ranches-Nor Cal Horse Property Specialist ..................... 94

Equineline.com ................................................................................. 85

Running Luck Ranch, LLC................................................................. 71

Farmers Insurance-Sue Hubbard..................................................... 94

Special T.Thoroughbreds Inc. .......................................................... 73

Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services ......................................... 95

Stallion Registration Deadline......................................................... 87

Golden State Stakes Series........................................................ 82, 83

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

Harris Farms .................................................................. IFC, 24, 25, 27

Victory Rose Thoroughbreds ..................................................... 54, 55

Jerry R Vaughn - Alain Pinel Realtors .............................................. 94

West Coast Racing Colors/June Gee ............................................. 94

Laurel Fowler Insurance Broker Inc. ................................................ 95

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STALLIONS Acclamation ...........................69 Affrmative ..............................12 Allaboutdreams .....................75 Atticus.....................................33 Awesome Gambler................43 Big Bad Leroybrown ..............69 Bluegrass Cat.................... 17 Bob Black Jack.......................75 Boisterous........................... 3 Bold Chieftain ........................55 Box Score.........................IBC Brave Cat................................40 Calimonco ......................... 23 Capital Account .....................13 Champ Pegasus................. 59 Clubhouse Ride .....................24 Coach Bob..............................41 Coil ............................. 31, 33 Curlin To Mischief.............. 49 Daddy Nose Best...................12 Dads Caps......................... 63

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Decarchy.................................33 Desert Code...........................24 Dixie Chatter..................... 21 Eddington ......................... 19 Einstein ...................................41 Empire Way................. 43, 45 Ethnic Dance..................... 77 Fighting Hussar......................13 Fullbridled ..............................40 Gallant Son.............................40 Gervinho ........................... 57 Gig Harbor .............................54 Golden Balls...........................79 Grace Upon Grace.................43 Grazen ................................ 9 Hamish Hy ..............................15 Haynesfeld ....................... 47 He Be Fire N Ice.....................51 Hidden Blessing.....................35 Idiot Proof...............................55 Indian Evening .......................54

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Informed ........................... 53 James Street ..........................35 Jeranimo.................................24 Kafwain .....................................7 King of Jazz ............................13 Lakerville..................... 24, 27 Lucky Pulpit ..................... IFC Make Music For Me .......... 67 Many Rivers ............................54 Mast Track ..............................41 Merit Man...............................43 Mesa Thunder........................75 Metaboss .......................... 25 Ministers Wild Cat............... 5 Misremembered ....................12 Mr.Big......................................15 Mr.Broad Blade ......................33 Niagara Falls ..........................41 Northern Indy...................70, 75 Old Topper.......................... 7 Peppered Cat.........................40

Proud Tower Too....................12 Richard’s Kid...........................33 Roi Charmant .........................33 Run Brother Ron.....................40 Run It ................................ 71 Sierra Sunset ..........................41 Slew’s Tiznow.................... 11 Smiling Tiger..........................24 Suances (GB) ..........................72 Surf Cat...................................69 Tenga Cat .........................65, 72 Time To Get Even ..................43 Tiz A Minister .........................13 Tizbud.....................................24 Tom’s Tribute............... 29, 33 Truest Legend ........................65 Twice The Appeal ..................43 Ultimate Eagle .................. 73 Under Caution........................40 Unusual Heatwave .................12 Vronsky....................................69


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• FULL BROTHER TO TEMPLE CITY A Leading Third Crop Sire 2016 TWO GRADE 1 STAKES WINNER ON DEL MAR CLOSING WEEKEND 2016 MISS TEMPLE CITY (GR1) AND ANNALS OF TIME (GR 1) HOLLYWOOD DERBY SIRE OF MISS TEMPLE CITY, Winner over males in Shadwell Turf Mile (GR1) and Makers 46 Mile (GR 1) • SIRE: DYNAFORMER ONE OF THE GREATEST BREEDING STALLIONS OF ALL TIME • Dam: CURRICULUM by DANZIG out of MACOUMBA by MR. PROSPECTOR • CURRICULUM IS HALF SISTER TO MALIBU MOON A Leading General Sire in 2016 #1 Leading Sire in North America for Stallions Standing under $100,000 by Yearling Average $230,068 • 2016, 18 Black Type horses, including Millionaire STANFORD (GR 1), CARINA MIA and GORMLEY, OVERALL 90 STAKES WINNERS 35 GRADED STAKES WINNERS • 2017 HIGHLIGHTED BY GORMLEY, Winner of Sham Stakes and one of early favorites for Kentucky Derby • Box Score is unraced due to injury while preparing for racing at Del Mar for Carla Gaines and Spendthrift Farms STANDING FIRST SEASON AT STUD $1,000.00 LIVE FOAL GUARANTEE MILKY WAY FARM Inquiries to Linda Madsen 34174 De Portola Road, Temecula, California 92592 (909) 241-6600 e-mail milkywaycattle@aol.com


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©California Thoroughbred 2017 (ISSN1092-7328) E-mail address: ctbainfo@ctba.com Owned and published by the California Thoroughbred Breeders...