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From the EXECUTIVE CORNER ROBYN BLACK CTBA LOBBYIST

BETTING ON SPORTS WAGERING

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he U.S. Supreme Court has accepted a New Jersey lawsuit that is attempting to appeal the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), which deals with sports wagering. In agreeing to review Christie v. the NCAA and New Jersey Horseman’s Association v. NCAA, the court consolidated the cases. Te argument is that PASPA violates the 10th Amendment protection of states’ rights. Many notable scholars agree and add that the federal law has created a huge, unregulated black market. In response to the Supreme Court action, at least 10 states—including California—have introduced legislation to address the issue. Assembly Constitutional Amendment (ACA) 18 by Assemblyman Adam Gray would place the issue before California’s voters. Te new ACA does not yet have much detail, but it will serve as a means of dialogue should the high court rule favorably. Te California Toroughbred Breeders Association will strongly support this efort so long as the ACA allows only existing gaming, card rooms, race-

tracks, and tribal casinos currently licensed in California. Te legislation must also limit the wagering to brickand-mortar facilities. High-tech and software companies cannot get into the gaming space, and the new jobs created by the authorization of sports wagering must be located in California. Te passage of legal sports betting has long been seen as a way to boost gaming revenue and bring bettors to existing gaming facilities. Recent polling shows more than 60% of Americans support ending the federal prohibition, and some professional leagues are leaning more favorably to legalizing betting. According to the American Gaming Association, fans are seeking greater engagement with sports teams and the players. Legalizing sports wagering not only would beneft racing and protect jobs, but would also protect consumers. Continuing to force bettors to turn to the black market leaves them with no protections—no protection for underage or problem gamblers, no protection for consumer privacy, and no recourse if the underground bookie disappears. Te employees of these

illegal operators also lack any protection. In contrast, the pari-mutuel employees in racing have taken legal sports wagers for generations with great integrity. Expanding these protections for consumers and employees makes perfect sense. Allowing tribes to ofer sports betting under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) would require tribes and states to amend their compacts or draft new ones. Current compacts do not address sports wagering. Tribes may also need to operate sports wagering as a commercial enterprise outside the IGRA, meaning they would be subject to state taxes and regulations. Tribes appear split on sports wagering, but that could change if PASPA changes. Tribes want to protect their legal and regulatory status as casinos, but they also want to attract new gamers, especially millennials, to their brick-and-mortar facilities. Raymond Nash once said, “Horse sense is what keeps horses from betting on what people will do.” As for now, sports wagering is at least in the gate.

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SEPTEMBER 2017 VOLUME 143

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626.445.7800 or 1.800.573.CTBA (California residents only) www.CTBA.com The official magazine of California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, a non-profit corporation dedicated to the production of better Thoroughbred horses for better Thoroughbred racing, published by Blood-Horse, LLC. Opinions expressed in signed articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect policies of the CTBA or this magazine. Publication of any material originating herein is expressly forbidden without first obtaining written permission from California Thoroughbred. All advertising copy is submitted subject to approval. We reserve the right to reject any copy that is misleading or that does not meet with the standards set by the publication. Acknowledgment: Statistics in this publication 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 PETE PARRELLA

Contents

FEATURES

31 GOLD RUSH

10 In Memoriam: Brad McKinzie

DANCER WINS LONGACRES MILE

18 NorCal Sale Review

It may be Washington state’s biggest race, but it was a California-bred who captured the historic Longacres Mile (G3) at Emerald Downs Aug. 13.

PRESIDENT DOUG BURGE VICE CHAIRPERSON TERRY C. LOVINGIER

22 Equine Rescue Center 24 Golden State Races at Del Mar

TREASURER TIM COHEN SECRETARY KATE BARTON DIRECTORS

30 Skye Diamonds’ Rancho Bernardo

John C. Harris, Leigh Ann Howard, John H. Barr, Kate Barton, Gloria Haley, Pete Parrella, Sue Greene, Donald J. Valpredo, Terry C. Lovingier, Tim Cohen, George F. Schmitt, Edward Freeman

32 Monty Roberts in Vienna

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

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CONTROLLER THOMAS R. RETCHLESS SALES COORDINATOR/MEMBERSHIP CAL CUP COORDINATOR COOKIE HACKWORTH REGISTRAR/INCENTIVE PROGRAM MANAGER MARY ELLEN LOCKE

36 Standout Employees: Daniela and Jessica Rincon

ASSISTANT REGISTRAR DAWN GERBER EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/EVENT COORDINATOR CHRISTY CHAPMAN

4 News Bits

LIBRARIAN/RECEPTIONIST/SUBSCRIPTIONS VIVIAN MONTOYA RACETRACK LIAISON SCOTT HENRY

12 CTBA News 14 CTBA Calendar

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40 Winners 46 Leading Breeders in California 48 Lists of Leading Sires in California 54 Classified Advertising

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56 Advertising Index COLUMNS

1 From the Executive Corner

ARTIST DAVID YOUNG

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42 Health: Botulism

16 California Toroughbred Foundation

52 Stakes/Sales Calendar

WEST COAST CONTRIBUTING EDITOR TRACY GANTZ

38 CTBA Member Profile: Deron Pearson

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Another talented two-year-old for MINISTERS WILD CAT Tommy Town Thoroughbreds

MINISTERSDONTPARTY Winning a Maiden Special Weight for two-year -olds at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, August 18, 2017

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NewsBits CURRENT CALIFORNIA

SIRES OF STAKES WINNERS STALLION

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790

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TRIBAL RULE (1996) †

780

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BENCHMARK (1991) †

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BLUEGRASS CAT (2003)

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STORMIN FEVER (1994)

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Summersimage wins Robert Dupret Derby at Santa Rosa

SWISS YODELER (1994) ¥

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GAME PLAN (1993) †

455

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OLD TOPPER (1995)

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SEA OF SECRETS (1995) †

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KAFWAIN (2000)

650

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MINISTERS WILD CAT (2000)

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ROCKY BAR (1998)

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DECARCHY (1997) †

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WESTERN FAME (1992) †

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ATTICUS (1992)

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COMIC STRIP (1995)

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BIRDONTHEWIRE (1989) †

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UNUSUAL HEAT (1990) †

On consecutive Sundays, California-breds starred at Santa Rosa. First Summersimage scored in the $66,625 Robert Dupret Derby Aug. 6, followed the next week by Little Doe in the $65,075 Wine Country Debutante Stakes Aug. 13. William Hedrick’s homebred Summersimage went to the front early in the Dupret at 11⁄16 miles on the turf. Jockey Catalino Martinez brought the colt home in front by a half-length over favored Grecian Fire in 1:47.07. Ricardo Perez trains the 3-year-old son of Slew’s Tiznow—Summer Swimmer, by Siberian Summer. Martinez also piloted Little Doe in the Debutante. Te 2-year-old flly led throughout the six furlongs to defeat odds-on favorite Song From Above by a length in 1:11.18. Felix Rondan trains Little Doe, who was making her third start. She has won twice and fnished second once. Dr. William and Jill Gray bred and race Little Doe, a daughter of Kodiak Kowboy—Baby Doe, by Richly Blended.

Daisycutter for Long Hot Summer After a third in last year’s Daisycutter Handicap, California-bred Long Hot Summer returned to Del Mar this year to win the event Aug. 4. Coming from fourth, she grabbed the lead in the stretch and scored by a length under jockey Joe Talamo, getting the fve furlongs on the turf in :56.31. Phil D’Amato trains Long Hot Summer for owners Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino. Te 5-year-old mare does well at Del Mar. She broke her maiden there in the frst start of her career in 2014 and came right back to annex the Generous Portion Stakes. Te Daisycutter, worth a total of $93,800, added $60,060 to Long Hot Summer’s bankroll, bringing it to $409,194. John Harris and Donald Valpredo bred Long Hot Summer, a daughter of Street Boss—Hotlantic, by Stormy Atlantic. She is a half sister to California-bred champion Pacifc Heat.

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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.

TRIBALIST WINS GREEN FLASH After a layoff of more than a year, California-bred Tribalist triumphed in the $104,620 Green Flash Handicap Aug. 18 for older turf sprinters at Del Mar. Various physical ailments have limited 6-year-old Tribalist to just six career starts, and he had not started since July 30, 2016. In the fve-furlong Green Flash, Tribalist raced in last early and had to overcome traffc. He responded to jockey Victor Espinoza’s urging and won by a head over Gutsy Ruler in :56.93. Robert Abrams, Mitchell Dutko, and Michael Paran own Tribalist, and Dutko and Abrams bred him. Blake Heap trains the gelded son of Tribal Rule—Ultimate Summer, by Cee’s Tizzy.


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Chrome’s Sister Wins at Del Mar

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“She can be very, very nervous,” said Mulhall. “She would be rank, R Sunday Surprise, a full run of, and not sister to two-time Horse of fnish, and was the Year California Chrome, going backward broke her maiden at Del in her races Mar Aug. 10. Te 3-year-old when we got California-bred flly caught her. It was hard favored Halo Ahead in the to keep her in one-mile turf event to win the barn, so we by a head in 1:36.99 under turned her out, jockey Israel Ocampo. got her to relax, Kristin Mulhall trains R and started Sunday Surprise for Silver over.” State Racing, Ashley GodCalifornia Chrome’s full sister R Sunday Surprise R Sunday win, Anthony and Christina Surprise made Melton, J. Morgan, and her frst start for Mulhall in June at Santa Vince Mirarchi. Perry Martin and Steve Anita. Te flly fnished third down the hill Coburn, who bred and raced California and then fnished ffth in a mile turf race at Chrome, also bred the daughter of Lucky Del Mar prior to her victory. Pulpit—Love the Chase, by Not For Love.

QUALIFYING CLAIMING LEVELS The following claiming levels for California owners premiums and stallion awards are currently in effect: DEL MAR/$40,000 HUMBOLDT COUNTY FAIR (FERNDALE)/$20,000 GOLDEN GATE FIELDS/$20,000 LOS ALAMITOS/$40,000 PLEASANTON/$20,000 SANTA ANITA/$40,000

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SMITH RECEIVES PINCAY AWARD Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith was named the recipient of the Lafft Pincay Jr. Award for 2017. Pincay, also a Hall of Famer, presented the award to Smith Aug. 20 between races at Del Mar. Smith is a two-time Eclipse Award winner. He has won more than 5,400 races, 500 graded stakes, and $300 million in purses. Smith is also the record-holder for most Breeders’ Cup races won with 25.

“It is a privilege and a delight for someone like me to be given an award like this, from a man like Lafft,” said Smith. The Pincay Award has been given 14 times. It honors those who have served the sport of horse racing “with integrity, extraordinary dedication, determination, and distinction.” It is named for the jockey who retired in 2003 as the winningest rider in U.S. history with 9,530 wins.

Memoriam

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Decarchy Decarchy, the sire of such stakes winners as $600,028-earner Stoney Fleece, had to be euthanized in late July due to complications from laminitis. The 20-year-old stallion was a consistent sire of winners and spent his entire stud career at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez. “He was a blue-collar sire, but with his runners, you always got a check,” said Tom Hudson of Magali Farms. Juddmonte bred and raced Decarchy, a son of Distant View out of the great producing mare Toussaud, a multiple graded stakes winner. Toussaud also produced Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Empire Maker and grade 1 winners Chester House, Chiselling, and Honest Lady. Decarchy won the 2002 Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap (G2T) and Tanforan Handicap (G3T), placed in fve other graded stakes, and earned $703,862. California’s leading freshman sire in 2007, Decarchy was also the state’s leading second-crop sire with more than $876,000 in progeny earnings. He has sired 12 black-type stakes winners, including Generous Stakes (G3T) winner Stoney Fleece, Snow Chief Stakes winner Awesome Return, and Tiznow Stakes winner Motown Men. “Decarchy passed many of his wonderful qualities onto his progeny—his incredible athleticism and ability, his willing heart and drive, and his kind disposition,” said Hudson.

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NEWS

appeal to California breeders,” said Pete Parrella. “He’s a spectacular physical specimen, standing at 16.2, and his pedigree is free of Northern Dancer.” Straight Fire has already been syndicated and will be supported by Legacy Ranch; Jim Rome’s Jungle Racing; Larry, Nanci and Jaime Roth’s LNJ Foxwoods; Kim and Kevin Nish’s

COURTESY PHOTOS BY Z

KMN Racing; Andrew Molasky; Rigney Racing; Equine Analysis; and Solis/Litt Bloodstock.

■ First Winner for Richard’s Kid

■ Straight Fire to Legacy Multiple grade 1 stakes-placed Straight Fire has been retired and will stand at Pete and Evelyn Parrella’s Legacy Ranch in Clements. He will stand the 2018 season for $3,500. A son of Dominus—Tricky Indy, by A.P. Indy, Straight Fire sold for $250,000 at the 2015 Fasig-Tipton July yearling sale to Solis/Litt Bloodstock. He broke his maiden at Del Mar by 101⁄2 lengths going 61⁄2 furlongs in 1:14.94. Straight Fire then fnished second in the Del Mar Futurity (G1) and third in the FrontRunner Stakes (G1) and earned a total of $146,400. “Straight Fire showed precocity, speed, and brilliance in his brief career, all attributes that

Richard’s Kid got his frst winner when Mama’s Kid won a maiden special weight at Del Mar July 20. Ridden by Juan Ochoa, Mama’s Kid scored by 31⁄2 lengths in the fve-furlong event at odds of 17-1. She stopped the timer in :59.01. Geri Forrester bred Mama’s Kid, a 2-yearold daughter of the Restless Con mare Mama’s Con. Sal Gonzalez trains her for owner Tricar Stables. Richard’s Kid stood at Magali Farms in 2017. A son of Lemon Drop Kid—Tough Broad, by Broad Brush, Richard’s Kid earned $2,482,259 and his eight stakes victories included two wins in the Pacifc Classic (G1).

■ Tom’s Tribute Moved to Rancho San Miguel DP Racing has moved Tom’s Tribute to Rancho San Miguel for the 2018 breeding season.

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

The grade 1-winning stallion, who previously stood at Magali Farms, will stand for $2,000. By Lion Heart—Halloween Fun, by El Prado, Tom’s Tribute won the 2014 Eddie Read Stakes (G1T) and fve other races in 16 starts for total earnings of $634,880. Trained by Jim Cassidy and owned by the Braly Family Trust, he won or placed in seven stakes. Tom’s Tribute’s frst foals arrived in 2017, and Rancho San Miguel has several at the farm. “Their size, their scope, and overall balance are giving these foals a real racehorse look,” said Clay Murdock, farm manager at Rancho San Miguel.

■ Grace Upon Grace Gets First Stakes Winner California-bred Show It N Moe It became the frst stakes winner for the stallion Grace Upon Grace when she captured the $100,000 California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Stakes at Del Mar Aug. 2. Terry Lovingier bred Show It N Moe It, a 2-year-old daughter of the Ide mare Robotica. Lovingier owns the flly with Tom London and Eugene Zondlo, and Gary Sherlock trains her. Grace Upon Grace, also bred by Lovingier and raced by him in partnership, stands at Lovingier’s Lovacres Ranch in Warner Springs. A complete report on Show It N Moe It’s CTBA victory appears in the article on California-breds at Del Mar beginning on page 24 of this issue.

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HISTORY

10 YEARS AGO

Georgie Boy

The Del Mar Futurity (G1) has seen plenty of California-breds win the prestigious race, and 10 years ago Georgie Boy captured the Sept. 5, 2007, event. Kathy Walsh trained the son of Tribal Rule—Ippodamia, by Peterhof, for owner/breeder George Schwary. Georgie Boy had already won the Graduation Stakes

and fnished second in the Best Pal Stakes (G2) at Del Mar prior to the Futurity. With Garrett Gomez aboard, Georgie Boy came from far back to post a half-length victory over Salute the Sarge, completing the seven furlongs in 1:25.34. Walsh had claimed Ippodamia for Schwary and recommended breeding her to Tribal Rule. “The frst horse he’s ever bred in his life and it’s a grade 1 winner,” said Walsh, who became the frst female trainer to win the Del Mar Futurity.

RESERVE YOUR SPACE IN THE 2018 STALLION DIRECTORY Gundaghia

25 YEARS AGO Gundaghia became the “other” son of Ole Bob Bowers to have an outstanding racing career. The most well-known, of course, was the multiple champion Hall of Fame gelding John Henry, who was bred in Kentucky and earned more than $6 million while racing through age 9. Gundaghia, a son of Ole Bob Bowers—Joint Intent, by Battle Joined, was foaled at Van Mar Farms in Galt, Calif., and he won the Aprisa Handicap at Fairplex Park Sept. 22, 1992, as a 5-year-old. Robert Kieckhefer and John Goodman bred and owned Gundaghia, and Bob Baffert trained him. The gelding, ridden by Jose Velez Jr., was the 3-5 favorite in the six-furlong Aprisa. He led throughout to win by an easy three lengths in 1:10. Gundaghia was as durable as John Henry, also racing through age 9. He won 19 of 65 races and earned $805,605.

50 YEARS AGO

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California lost one of its most popular stars when Native Diver died Sept. 13, 1967, just nine days after he won the Del Mar Handicap. The gallant California-bred gelding had turned in a magnifcent performance in the 11⁄8-mile Del Mar Handicap. With regular rider Jerry Lambert aboard, he defeated Sharp Decline and fellow Cal-bred Quicken Tree, scoring by 31⁄2 lengths. His time of 1:463⁄5 equaled the track record and was only one-ffth off the world mark. Buster Millerick trained Native Diver for owner/breeders Mr. and Mrs. L.K. Shapiro. Several days later at Bay Meadows, Native Diver became ill and was rushed to the University of California at Davis. Despite valiant efforts to save him, he died of a gastric rupture of the stomach. The frst Cal-bred millionaire, Native Diver won 37 of 81 races en route to earnings of $1,026,500.


In Memoriam

Brad McKinzie THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX BY TRACY GANTZ

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fter Dr. Ed Allred committed to the expansion of Los Alamitos to provide stabling following Hollywood Park’s closure, Brad McKinzie gave an interview to California Toroughbred. Instead of the usual sitdown chat, however, he jumped into a golf cart and careened around the entire facility.

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McKinzie, as vice president and general manager of the Los Alamitos Racing Association, oversaw the expansion of the track from fve-eighths to a mile, as well as the addition of 700 stalls. As a 30-year executive with Los Alamitos, McKinzie worked with Allred to bring daytime Toroughbred racing to the track. In another move that has proved instrumental to the health of the California Toroughbred industry, McKinzie co-founded the Finish Line Self Insurance Group with business partner Michael Lyon. Finish Line provides worker’s compensation coverage for the jockeys, exercise riders, and grooms for 99% of the California Toroughbred and Quarter Horse racing industry. Born in San Francisco in 1954, McKinzie grew up in Walnut Creek, moving with his family to Lakewood in Southern California in the early 1960s. He learned to love Quarter Horse racing from accompanying his parents, Bill and Jean, to Los Alamitos. He worked as a groom © BENOIT PHOTO

“Here’s where we’re putting the stalls, and over here is where we are going to expand the track,” he said, gesturing to piles of dirt. His enthusiasm was so infectious that you could envision the grand schemes. And his plans went well beyond the short-term, as he outlined a possible way of eventually ftting in a grass course, perhaps with Brad McKinzie a straightaway through the track’s center. McKinzie thought big—it went with his tall frame and booming laugh. He loved the racing industry, and the many in the industry who knew him mourned his death Aug. 6 of renal carcinoma at age 62. “Brad was more than employee to me,” said Allred. “He was close to me. We joked around a lot, and some thought that he was my son. Brad had strong opinions, and I’m known to be the same kind of a person. We didn’t agree on everything, but we always worked it out. He was my idea man, and I relied on him a great deal.”

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for trainer Barry Woodhouse and attended Cypress College before moving on to the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program. One of his classmates in Arizona was Bob Bafert, and the two soon struck up a friendship that lasted throughout McKinzie’s life. “I have about fve people that I would say are very close friends, people that I can share with my most personal thoughts, and Brad is one of them,” said Bafert. “My brothers and I met him in college, and he became like a brother. My mother called Brad her ffth son. “He’s the one who talked me into coming to Los Alamitos to train Quarter Horses in 1983. He’s Uncle Brad to all of my kids and has been with me through all my journeys. Brad has always been a giver and someone who takes care of everyone but himself. If he said he was doing something, just consider it done.” After his time at the University of Arizona, McKinzie worked in the publicity department at Los Alamitos in 1977 before moving on to the media department at Hollywood Park in 1978. He later co-founded, along with Bruce Rimbo, the popular racing publication QuarterWeek magazine, published from 1984 through 1999. “Brad had a great understanding of all facets of the industry,” said Doug Burge, president of the California Toroughbred Breeders Association. “Not only was he a tremendous asset but also a wonderful person. He will be sorely missed.” McKinzie is survived by his mother, Jean; sister, Lisa; and brother, Mark.


Standing for the 2018 Breeding Season

James Street El Prado (Ire) – Alleynedale, by Unbridled, Fee: $10,000-LF Graded Stakes winner three years running. By El PRADO, a proven Sire of Sires including leading sire, KITTENS JOY and MEDAGLIA D’ORO (Sire of Preakness Stakes winner & Eclipse Horse of the year RACHEL ALEXANDRA and 2015/2016 Eclipse Award winner, SONG BIRD ($4,562,000)). First foals are two-year-olds of 2017.

Lightnin N Thunder Storm Cat-Things Change, by Stalwart, Fee: $3,000-LFG Colts Sold at Barretts March 2YO Sale for $400,000 & $120,000 He is the sire of 8 stakes winners and fve stakes-placed runners, including group I winner and two-time Korean champion BULPAE GISANG ($426,523), and Graded stakes-placed Criola Bonita ($116, 820). Former #1 Stallion from both Massachusetts and Ohio regions. Progeny have earned more than $5.4 million with average earning per starter $39,737

Hidden Blessing Orientate-Fast ‘n Fleet, by Mr. Greeley, Fee: $1,500 -LFG By champion sprinter ORIENTATE ($1,716,950). Out of Graded stakes-placed producer FAST ‘N FLEET. A half-brother to multiple graded stakes-placed Remand and Graded stakes winner KARA’S ORIENTATION. Retired from racing with a career of 7-4-10 and earnings of $178,030. First foals two-year-olds of 2017.

Wolfcamp El Prado (Ire)–Bauhauser (Arg), by Numerous, Fee: $3,000-LF Wolfcamp was on-the-board in 18 of 24 career starts with 7 victories and placed in Laurel’s $100,000 Dave’s Friend stakes beating Grade 2 Swale SW THIS ONES FOR PHIL and $400,000 Oklahoma Derby winner FIDDLERS AFLEET. Wolfcamp is by Champion 2YO EL PRADO out of Grade 3/Group 3 Stakes Winner BAUHAUSER (9 wins in 16 starts) and from the foundation sireproducing family of DAME FRITCHIE!

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Streamlined Registration Process With the Sept. 30 deadline to register 2016 foals as Cal-bred or Cal-sired fast approaching, take advantage of the streamlined registration process offered by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association. It eliminates the need to send the original Jockey Club Certifcate to the CTBA to complete the Cal-bred or Cal-

sired registration. Once the Cal-bred or Cal-sired application and fee are submitted to the CTBA, and a certifcate has been issued by The Jockey Club, the CTBA will be notifed by The Jockey Club and will send a sticker to the person or farm submitting the application to be affxed to The Jockey Club Certifcate verifying the Cal-bred or Cal-sired registration. The sticker is similar to ones used for annual vehicle registration by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Louie Loves Seabiscuit Anyone who spends time at Clockers’ Corner at Santa Anita knows Louie, trainer Carla Gaines’ dog. He is a frequent visitor to Clockers’ Corner and knows just which regulars keep treats for him. Recently, Louie and Tat Yakutis-McCabe visited the CTBA ofce, where Tat captured this photo of Louie communing with the Seabiscuit memorabilia. Tirty years ago the C.S. Howard family bequeathed many of Seabiscuit’s trophies and photos and loaned others to the California Toroughbred Foundation, which lovingly houses them at the CTBA. Seabiscuit won the giant silver cup in his famous match race with Triple Crown winner War Admiral. Louie also admired the Howard silks and trophies for (from left) the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap, a special cup presented by the Los Angeles Turf Club in 1939, and the inaugural Hollywood Gold Cup of 1938.

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

Mrs. Kenneth M. Schiffer, Director Emeritus

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

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

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Take the One O One is by Acclamation, a young stallion standing at the Johnston family’s Old English Rancho, a longtime major California breeder. Tat pattern repeated itself at this year’s sale. A yearling flly by young stallion Smiling Tiger, who stands at John Harris’ Harris Farms, topped this year’s auction at $70,000.

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hen Take the One O One broke his maiden at Del Mar Aug. 6, he became the eighth graduate of the 2016 Northern California sale to win. He illustrated the quick return on investment people can get at that sale, and the 2017 edition swung into action just over a week later.

Trainer Jeff Bonde, second right bought the top priced colt and filly for David Del Secco, his son John standing to the left of Bonde, were the sales leading buyers


John Harris, the sale’s leading consignor, right, joins Sean, left, and Kim McCarthy, second right and Kate Barton

is their second go-round.” Bonde trained Smiling Tiger, a multiple graded stakes winner and earner of $1,480,704. Te stallion’s frst foals are 2-year-olds, and he is currently the second-leading California sire of juveniles, behind only Lucky Pulpit. “Te horse was very athletic, and that appealed to me,” said Bonde of the sale topper. “She had a long walk like her father. Te other baby looked a lot like the

Lucky Pulpits do and was well made and had a good walk. Tat’s why we went for them. We go after the athletes.” Te $120,000 in purchases made Del Secco the leading buyer at the sale. Harris Farms led all consignors, selling eight for a total of $149,900. Sue Greene’s Woodbridge Farm consigned the next two highest-priced horses. A Cal-bred son of Broken Vow bred by Robert Harmon and Pin Oak Stud

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Te California Toroughbred Breeders Association conducted the 2017 Northern California Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale Aug. 15 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. California-breds made up the vast majority of the catalog, with owners and trainers bidding on them, eager to take advantage of the Cal-bred program. Te sale topper has classic Harris Farms roots top and bottom. She is out of Mulberry Lane, a flly bred and raced by Harris Farms, and her broodmare sire is deceased Cee’s Tizzy, who led California sire lists, sired two-time Horse of the Year Tiznow, and long stood at Harris Farms. Te flly’s second dam is multiple stakes winner Aspen Gal, who fgured in the pedigree of the top-priced yearling colt as well. Harris Farms consigned the son of Lucky Pulpit, another stallion who stood at Harris until his death earlier this year. Te colt sold for $50,000. Trainer Jef Bonde bought both the Smiling Tiger flly and Lucky Pulpit colt for Del Secco DCS Inc. of Hayward, the name under which David Del Secco and his son, John, buy horses. David has a concrete contractor business, and John attends De La Salle High School in Concord. “John is very interested in horses, and he has worked at the barn for me both summers when he was out of school,” said Bonde. “He and his father bought some horses last year in this sale, so this

A good crowd shops for bargains at CTBA’s NorCal yearling and horses of racing age sale

The top-priced colt by the late Lucky Pulpit out of stakes winner Aspen Gal, consigned by Harris Farm

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Northern Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale brought $37,000, while a Cal-bred son of Many Rivers, bred by CTBA Member Eileen Matson sold for $33,000. Greg Avery of Modesto purchased the Broken Vow colt, who is out of the Lawyer Ron mare Courtroom Kiss. Te mare is a half sister to Italian multiple stakes winner As You Like, while the third dam, A Kiss for Luck, was the 1981 Cal-bred champion 2-year-old female. A Kiss for Luck’s victories included the Vanity Handicap (G1), and she earned $588,896.

Te (sale-topper) was very athletic and that appealed to me. We go after the athletes.” — Trainer Jef Bonde

Many Likes, a colt by Many Rivers out of Love You So, consigned by Sue Greene’s Woodbridge Farm

and the second dam is stakes-winning Top Princess. Top Princess’ foals include stakes winner and stakes producer Top Marks and stakes-placed Top Gamble. Fairview’s Lucky Pulpit colt is out of the stakes-winning Two Punch mare Two Punch Gal. A half sister to stakes winners Target Sighted and All Smiles, Two Punch Gal is out of stakes winner Cran-

berry Mufn. A total of 95 yearlings grossed $652,500 and averaged $6,868 for a median of $3,000. Te sale, which provides a necessary service to California breeders, had a buy-back rate of 22%, down from 33% in last year’s sale, In 2016, 128 yearlings grossed $947,400 and averaged $7,402 for a $3,850 median.

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Norman Tavares of San Jose bought the Many Rivers colt, named Many Likes. Te youngster is out of the War Chant mare Love You So, a half sister to Irish stakes-placed King Christophe. Fairview sold a Cal-bred son of Papa Clem for $30,000 and a Cal-bred colt by Lucky Pulpit for $29,000. Trainer John Brocklebank bought the Papa Clem, while trainer Edward Freeman obtained the Lucky Pulpit colt. Te Papa Clem youngster is out of the Premiership mare Snobby Princess,

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Second Chances

Monica Hardeman and her brother Nick at their Equine Rescue Center in Bangor, California; Nick’s 2-year-old son Damien exhibits that seemingly inherent bond between horses and humans

RESCUING HORSES AND HUMANS SECOND-CHANCE DENIZENS AT EQUINE RESCUE

get all of them directly from the racetrack; some ended up in allbreed auctions. Monica’s goal is to give horses a second chance, whether that BY TRACY GANTZ means a new career or a life of retirement on her property. She keeps many of the horses in a herd situation on the primary acrerother and sister Nick and Monica Hardeman be- age, letting them roam together. lieve in helping others. Tey have taken diferent “We provide sanctuary,” she said. paths in that goal, one through public service and Horses like to have jobs, though, and Monica has not only found second homes for many but often uses them to work with children. the other through horses. Sometimes a Girl Scout troop comes out to interact with the horsNick Hardeman serves as chief of staf to California Sen. Toni es. Other times Monica works with disabled or troubled youth. Atkins, who represents Senate District 39. Tat large area of San She fnds that young people respond amazingly well to horses. Diego county includes Del Mar. Trough her association with Monica’s love of horses developed because she grew up with Nick Hardeman Robyn Black, legthem. But the turning point in her life islative advocate for the California came about through a horrible trageToroughbred Breeders Association, dy. She and Nick’s sister, Michelle, was discovered the work his sister is doing murdered in 1995. to rescue horses and, at the same time, “At the time, I had rescued a horse,” rescue people. said Monica. “It was the one thing that Monica runs the nonproft Equine really helped me. I would stay out there Rescue Center in Bangor, Calif. While with the horse for hours. When you’re she takes in all equines, including with a horse, you’re so focused on them donkeys and ponies, she currently that you don’t have time to think of the has 14 Toroughbreds on the 75-acre bad things in your life. As I was taking property. care of these animals, it was like they “Most of the Toroughbreds came were taking care of me.” from Golden Gate Fields and Bay Equine Rescue Center takes in all equines and Initially, Monica began Equine Meadows,” said Monica. She didn’t provides the care each resident deserves Horse Rescue in another location. She

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Monica Hardeman with one of the rescues

Many of the horses at Equine Rescue are kept in a natural setting of a herd situation

conducted several programs with children, showing them how to groom, feed, and care for horses. Monica has set up internships with individual college students, most recently with a young girl named Alyssa Hernandez. Alyssa attends college in Florida, but she spent part of this past summer at the Equine Rescue Center, learning about horses and helping Monica. Monica serves as the founder and president of Equine Rescue Center, and her boyfriend Gabe Pimentel is the vice president. Gabe takes care of much of the facility, whether it be fxing fences or hauling hay to the primary herd. Other family members also pitch in, including Monica’s 12-year-old daughter, Gracie Gavin. “She’s crazy about the horses,” said Monica. “She has her own horse here.” Nick’s 2-year-old son, Damien, already

has developed a love for horses through the ranch. Monica has worked with some of the rescues to the point that they are gentle enough for Damien to ride bareback. In fact, Damien and Gracie participated with Monica at the California State Fair. “Tey showcase nonprofts, and they asked us to come do a demonstration,” said Monica. “Damien was on one of our horses bareback to show how a rescue horse can be so trusting.” Monica retrains horses for second careers that she feels will work for each horse and oversaw 32 adoptions last year. Sometimes it might be as basic as providing a pasture buddy for someone’s other horse. “I often come across people who had an older horse that passed away,” said Monica. “Tey just loved to look at the horse and take care of one. Tey’ll say, ‘I really love horses. I’m getting older. I want a horse, and I want to save one.’ Tat way they help

me bring in another horse.” Equine Rescue Center has an open-door policy so that people can return the horses if necessary. People can also sponsor horses at various levels. For example, Sean Dobie, a television producer in San Francisco, for six years has sponsored the former Toroughbred racehorse Talk Show Tony. A 16-year-old gelding by Langfuhr, Talk Show Tony never won a race in 45 starts. “Talk Show Tony loves living in a herd, and he’s got a girlfriend named Rose,” said Monica. Monica limits her numbers, usually to around 75, so that she can give each horse the care it deserves. She is contemplating purchasing another 166 acres, not so that she can increase the herd but so she can rotate pastures and provide better grazing for her rescues. Oddly enough, it was another tragedy that prompted several adoptions this year. In July, the center was in the middle of a giant food that forced Monica and Gabe to evacuate all of the center’s horses. “Our horses ended up in 10 diferent locations,” she said. “A lot of the people who took in our horses fell in love with them.” One girl wanted to adopt a dun horse whose best friend was a pony. Monica told her it had to be a package deal because she didn’t want to separate the two. Te girl decided to adopt both. “I try to do what’s best for these horses,” Monica said. “Tese horses develop really strong bonds because they’ve gone through a lot. I want to honor their bonds.”

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Cal-bred and-sired Majestic Heat takes a second consecutive Solana Beach Stakes over the Del Mar turf

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he plethora of California-bred stakes as Del Mar gets rolling puts the spotlight squarely on the local product. Te runners didn’t disappoint, as several demonstrated talent that could well take them into graded competition. Majestic Heat repeated in the Solana Beach Stakes of a lengthy layof, never an easy task. Continental Divide lived up to his promise as an expensive 2-year-old purchase by capturing the Graduation Stakes while the 2-year-old flly Show It N Moe It showcased Lovingier Ranch homebreds in the California Toroughbred Breeders Association Stakes. Tree

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other homebreds kicked of the Cal-bred stakes—Miss Sunset in the Fleet Treat Stakes, My Italian Babbo in the California Dreamin’ Stakes, and Mr. Hinx in the Real Good Deal Stakes. MAJESTIC HEAT’S SOLANA BEACH STAKES

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a big proponent of giving her racehorses time when they need it. Tat paid of handsomely with Majestic Heat, who returned from a nine-month break to capture her second consecutive Solana Beach Stakes for distafers 3 and up. “We gave her some time of to rest and deal with some physical issues,” Auerbach said several days before the Aug. 11 race. “She’s gotten ready amazingly quickly, so we thought we’d give her a chance to defend in the race. Te timing is never perfect, but she’s doing really well.” Trainer Richard Mandella also believes in resting horses frequently during their


Majestic Heat’s entourage plays it cool for the Solana Beach Stakes trophy presentation

careers. It’s the philosophy that has given him racehorses such as Te Tin Man, who raced through age 9, and multiple champion Beholder, who raced through age 6 and could have raced longer except for her value as a broodmare. Majestic Heat is doing her part to ensure her value as a broodmare, now with two stakes victories and earnings of $352,639. She is by Unusual Heat, who has certainly shown his ability to sire good race fllies and broodmares. Majestic Heat is out of the Ole' mare Chi Chi Nette, already the dam of multiple stakes winner Mensa Heat and stakes-placed Real Heat,

both by Unusual Heat. Auerbach bred Majestic Heat in California with Barry Abrams, and she owns the 5-year-old mare with Bardy Farm and Ron McCauley. Te $150,690 Solana Beach attracted a feld of eight, with Majestic Heat sent of as the 7-10 favorite. Flavien Prat, who rode her last year in the Solana Beach, returned. “She’s terrifc—she’s so game,” said Prat. Majestic Heat needed all of her gritty determination, both last year and this year. In 2016 she had to hold of Tiz a Kiss’ closing rush, and Majestic Heat

Continental Divide, a Barretts 2-year-old sale Cal-bred graduate, makes a return on investment in the Graduation Stakes for Deron Pearson’s DP Racing

won by a nose. She repeated that same margin this year. Majestic Heat set the pace through much of the 11⁄16 miles while How Unusual, another daughter of Unusual Heat, stuck with her. Moonless Sky sat behind the leaders on the rail, needing room for her stretch run, but was stuck behind Majestic Heat with How Unusual to Moonless Sky’s outside. When Moonless Sky fnally got clear, she tried valiantly to catch Majestic Heat, who held her of in 1:42.38. How Unusual, also bred by Auerbach and Abrams and now owned by a partnership headed by trainer Mike Pender, fnished third, 31⁄4 lengths back. Te stewards conducted an inquiry into the stretch run of Moonless Sky and How Unusual but ruled that it did not alter the order of fnish. “She felt that other horse come to her and she dug in,” said Prat of Majestic Heat. CONTINENTAL DIVIDE’S GRADUATION STAKES

Trainer Jim Cassidy had noted when he bid $245,000 for Continental Divide at this year’s Barretts May 2-year-old sale that he liked the fact that the colt is a Calbred son of Animal Kingdom. It didn’t take long for Continental Divide to prove he was a worthy sale-topper when he won the $101,035 Graduation Stakes at 51⁄2 furlongs Aug. 6. “What a nice colt, and he wants to go farther,” said Cassidy. “Right from day one he has never, ever let anything bother him. You can set a bomb of next to him and he doesn’t care. He has the greatest mind.” Continental Divide previewed a furlong in :101⁄5 prior to topping the May 17 Barretts sale as part of the Kim McCarthy consignment. Cassidy purchased him for Deron Pearson’s DP Racing. Just over two months later, the trainer had him ready for his racing debut, and the colt ran second to Smokem in a maiden race the frst week of Del Mar. Te two met again in the Graduation, though neither went favored. Tat honor went to Drizzy, a 51⁄2-length maiden winner at Santa Anita. Fans supported several youngsters, sending Drizzy of at 3-1,

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Golden State Series Smokem at 3.30-1, Continental Divide at 3.60-1, and Everett Nevin Stakes runner-up Schulace at 3.80-1. Bookies Luck outsprinted them all in the early going, but his quick fractions of :21.81 and :45.94 soon tired him. Continental Divide made a dramatic and wide move on the turn to grab the lead in the stretch under Victor Espinoza, who just two days earlier had been inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame. “Tat move he made scared me half to death,” said Cassidy. “I’m thinking, ‘Victor, you might be a little premature here.’ ” Smokem challenged Continental Divide late in the stretch, but Espinoza had judged it correctly. Continental Divide scored by three-quarters of a length in 1:05.27. Smokem had 23⁄4 lengths on third-place Drizzy. “Tat was a nice move, a really nice move,” said Espinoza. “He can do that; he’s talented. When he ran the frst time, he was green. I didn’t want to force him that day. He’s got time to learn.” Continental Divide became a Cal-bred because Philip Lebherz and Alan Klein purchased the Dixieland Band mare Bandora to breed to their California stallion Smiling Tiger. Te mare cost $75,000 at the 2015 Keeneland January mixed sale, and she was carrying Continental Divide at the time of the sale. Te PT Syndicate #1, of which Lebherz and Klein are members, bred Continental Divide. Te colt went through the 2016 Barretts October yearling sale in the Woodbridge Farm consignment and sold for $45,000 to Waves Bloodstock.

Celebrating Continental Divide’s Graduation, the Pearsons fank jockey Victor Espinoza

In the 2014 CTBA Stakes, My Fiona narrowly defeated Lost Bus. Te second-place flly impressed Lovingier so much that he later bought her. With Gary Sherlock training Lost Bus for Lovingier, she captured the 2016 Santa Monica Stakes (G2). Show It N Moe It is the frst stakes winner for the multiple stakes-placed stallion Grace Upon Grace, who stands at

Lovingier’s Lovacres Ranch near Warner Springs. Lovingier bred the flly out of the stakes-placed Ide mare Robotica. Sherlock also trains Show It N Moe It. “Tis flly was a pleasant surprise,” said Lovingier. “She’s a very nice flly.” Lovingier and Sherlock unveiled Show It N Moe It in Santa Anita’s 2-year-old races in May and June. Te flly improved each time, running third, then second,

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Tree years ago, owner/breeder Terry Lovingier launched My Fiona’s California-bred champion 2-year-old female career with her frst stakes win in the CTBA Stakes. Lovingier returned this year with another homebred 2-year-old flly named Show It N Moe It. Lovingier brings many people into his owner partnerships. He campaigned My Fiona, who ultimately earned $478,743, with Tom Beckerle and Amanda Navarro, and he now owns Show It N Moe It with Tom London and Eugene Zondlo. 26

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and breaking her maiden by 61⁄4 lengths June 30. Apprentice jockey Evin Roman rode her when she won, and he was back aboard for the 51⁄2-furlong CTBA Stakes. Kimberlea K, winner of the Everett Nevin Stakes at Oak Tree at Pleasanton, went of as the 8-5 favorite, with Show It N Moe It the fourth choice at 5-1. Te race came down to those two, as Kimberlea K and jockey Flavien Prat set the pace throughout much of the race, and Show It N Moe It challenged her three wide into the stretch. Show It N Moe It collared Kimberlea K just past the eighth pole and won by 11⁄2 lengths in 1:05.11. Kimberlea K fnished second by 23⁄4 lengths over third-place Gorgeous Ginny. It was 19-year-old Ro- Miss Sunset and Mike Smith shine in the Fleet Treat Stakes at Del Mar man’s frst Del Mar stakes victory. “I had a lot of horse,” Roman said. “She ran well for me.” Sherlock was pleased that Roman followed his instructions not to engage in a speed duel. “Te kid rode her perfectly,” said the trainer. “Under normal circumstances I wouldn’t ride a bug boy without the (fve-pound apprentice allowance) in a stakes race. But he rode her real well the last time, and he’s a very good rider.” MISS SUNSET’S FLEET TREAT STAKES

Miss Sunset picked a good weekend to win yet again at Del Mar. By capturing the $150,690 Fleet Treat Stakes July 30, she ran her perfect Del Mar record to three for three, seven years to the weekend after her owners’ Smiling Tiger won the Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) at the track. Alan Klein and Phil Lebherz loved Smiling Tiger throughout his racing career, when he earned $1,480,704 and twice ran third in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1). Now they are enthusiastic boosters of his budding California sire career. Smiling Tiger currently stands at Harris Farms in Coalinga.

A crowded winner’s circle greet Miss Sunset’s Fleet Treat victory

“He’s got 100 mares to him this year,” said Lebherz, “and it looks like about 80% are making it to the track.” Miss Sunset’s connection to Smiling Tiger, other than the same ownership, comes through her dam, the winning Trippi mare Tuscan Sunset. Miss Sunset is a California-bred by Into Mischief, and Tuscan Sunset has a yearling and weanling by Smiling Tiger. Last year Miss Sunset broke her maiden at Del Mar and added the Generous Portion Stakes on the main track there. Since then she had started six more times, winning the Sweet Life Stakes at Santa Anita and the Campanile Stakes at Golden Gate Fields, both stakes on the turf. Tat versatility made her the obvious favorite in the seven-furlong Fleet Treat on dirt against seven other 3-year-old fllies. It didn’t hurt that she had Hall of Famer Mike Smith aboard either. Dreamy Gal challenged Miss Sunset for the lead early though it didn’t take long for Miss Sunset to dominate. “She was on it all the way—perfect setup, perfect spot for her,” said Smith. Miss Sunset sailed to a 51⁄2-length victory Certainly happy to be here, CTBA Stakes winner Show It N Moe It’s supporters are a proud group in 1:24.34. Queen Bee to You closed well www.ctba.com ❙ September 2017 ❙ CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED

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Golden State Series to edge Dreamy Gal by a neck for second. “She’s a beautiful horse,” said Klein. “She’s been able to relax now. We freshened her up and took the blinkers of, which I don’t think she really needed. Mike Smith gave her a great, patient ride. She loves Del Mar.” Jef Bonde, who trained Smiling Tiger for Klein and Lebherz, also conditions Miss Sunset. “Te owners bought the dam in foal to breed later to Smiling Tiger, and she was the baby that came out,” said Bonde. “She’s just been a wonderful horse, and today was the smoothest I’ve seen her run.” Carrying Miss Sunset at the time, Tuscan Sunset cost $36,000 at the 2013 Keeneland November mixed sale. With the Fleet Treat victory, Miss Sunset raised her record to fve wins, one second, and one third in nine starts for earnings of $389,430.

ard Baltas, who trains My Italian Babbo. “So we didn’t want to change tactics. He was usually up close on the dirt, but he’s better, obviously, on the turf.” Nakatani brought My Italian Babbo three wide into the stretch. He Will got to the lead, only to have to fght of My Italian Babbo, who nabbed him at the wire by a head. My Italian Babbo, the second choice at 2.90-1, stopped the timer in 1:41.91. Soi Phet held on for third. “I knew it was close, but I thought I got there,” said Nakatani. “We put a lot of time in with him. He’s been doing well, and I knew he’d run good here.” Nick Cafarchia, who has bred and owned horses for decades, bred and races My Italian Babbo. Cafarchia’s previous stakes-winning Cal-breds include homebreds Road to Slew, winner of the 2001 Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap (G2T), and Rare Charmer, winner of the 2001 Buena Vista Handicap (G2T). Cafarchia has had My Italian Babbo’s family for three generations, having bred both the frst dam, My Charming Tiger, and the second dam, Airsong. “I named My Italian Babbo because he’s by Papa Clem, and ‘babbo’ means ‘papa’ in Italian,” said Cafarchia. Baltas noted that the win was sweet for Cafarchia. “I think it’s been a while since he’s been in the winner’s circle with a stakes horse,” said Baltas. “He gave me his best horse, and I’m just glad I could do the best I could with it.” Five-year-old My Italian Babbo was winning his fourth race in nine career starts, with two seconds. He raised his earnings to $219,726.

My Italian Babbo (red noseband), Cal-bred son of Papa Clem, wins California Dreamin' Stakes for longtime owner/breeder Nick Cafarchia

MY ITALIAN BABBO’S CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ STAKES

Te $147,000 California Dreamin’ Stakes July 29 at 11⁄16 miles on turf for 3-year-olds and up ofered an intriguing betting proposition among its fve entries. G. G. Ryder and Soi Phet were the stakes winners of the group though odds-on favorite He Will was stakes-placed. Longshot Incredible Luck was coming of back-to-back wins while My Italian Babbo was making his second turf start, having won his frst efort on the surface. Soi Phet, the senior member of the quintet at age 9 and a fvetime stakes winner, set an uncontested pace of :23.46 for the frst quarter-mile and :48.34 for a half-mile. Jockey Corey Nakatani let My Italian Babbo trail the feld. “He ran good last time from behind on the turf,” said Rich28

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Mr. Hinx fnds a valuable bargain: victory in Del Mar’s Real Good Deal Stakes

MR. HINX’S REAL GOOD DEAL STAKES

For a while Mr. Hinx was winning only every other time, and while that could be frustrating, one of his victories did come in the April 8 Echo Eddie Stakes. Te gelding put together his frst back-to-back victories in the $150,345 Real Good Deal Stakes July 28 after scoring in allowance optional claiming company. Not only had owner/breeder Gary Barber told trainer Steve Miyadi that Mr. Hinx had talent, Miyadi heard the same reports from Mike Allen, ranch manager at Tom and Debi Stull’s Tommy Town Toroughbreds. “I’d say Mike hasn’t missed one yet,” said Miyadi. “I knew that if one day we could just send this horse hard from the gate, he was going to show something he hadn’t shown yet.” Tommy Town stands Ministers Wild Cat, the sire of Mr. Hinx, named for a James Bond character in the movie “Spectre.” Barber, chairman and CEO of MGM Studios, named the colt after the character because both are large. Barber and his brother, Cecil, claimed Kitten Exchange, the dam of Mr. Hinx, for $50,000 out of her frst race, which she won. Te daughter of Put It Back—

Cat Afair, by Storm Cat, fnished second her next time out and then won an allowance race in her third and fnal start. Kitten Exchange is now in foal to Boisterous, a Distorted Humor stallion that Barber stands with Tommy Town at the Santa Ynez farm. In the seven-furlong Real Good Deal for 3-year-olds, Mr. Hinx went of at

9-2. Bettors favored Reddam Racing’s homebred Ann Arbor Eddie, winner of the 2017 California Cup Derby and 2016 King Glorious Stakes, sending him of at 11-10. Longshot Fly to Mars set the early pace, with Mr. Hinx and jockey Flavien Prat in second. “He broke well, and I felt like I was cruising,” said Prat. “When I asked him, he jumped right into the bridle and picked it up. He went right on with it from there.” Mr. Hinx took over the lead coming out of the turn. Mario Gutierrez started Ann Arbor Eddie’s rally from fourth, and the stretch duel was on. Tose two horses battled, but Ann Arbor Eddie could not catch Mr. Hinx, who won by a half-length in 1:22.79. Edwards Going Left fnished third. Barber did not race Mr. Hinx as a 2-year-old, with Miyadi unveiling the gelding at Santa Anita early this year. Mr. Hinx broke his maiden in his frst outing. He now has won fve of eight starts for earnings of $326,548.

Owner Gary Barber sports a smile and a trophy for Mr. Hinx’s Real Good Deal win accompanied by a pair of California beauties, trainer Steve Miyadi, right, and jockey Flavien Prat

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Rancho Bernardo Handicap

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ori and Chuck Allen expected to spend the weekend of Aug. 12-13 at Del Mar on a charitable efort near to their hearts. Tey brought several disabled veterans to the Del Mar races Aug. 12 as part of a program with Segs4Vets, a group that provides veterans with Segways and other mobility devices.

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“We thought it would be a great tie-in to do it at Del Mar because of the great support for the military community there,” said Lori. Several friends in town to help the Texas couple with the event came to the races the next day. Te Allens co-own California-bred Skye Diamonds with Jon Lindo, Tom Acker, Jef and Mike Bloom, and Rob Gerstley, and the flly added another trophy to her burgeoning collection in the $100,000 Rancho Cal-bred Skye Diamonds throws her hat in the Breeders’ Cup ring with a victory Bernardo Handicap (G3) Aug. 13. in Rancho Bernardo Handicap “We had lots of people there, which made it really great to be able to share that,” said Lori. “Some of the people are 2011 Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) at Churchill Downs not very familiar with horse racing, so what a great way to be able with Cal-bred Amazombie. to introduce them.” “I saw him in the stall, and I just knew he was going to win,” Skye Diamonds is the perfect ambassador. Trainer Bill Spawr said Lori. “Bill was just so generous, and he would include us in claimed the flly for $40,000 at Del Mar last August for the part- everything.” nership. She has developed into the proverbial win machine, capLori and Chuck told Spawr and Lindo that they would love to turing the March 26 Dream of Summer Stakes and the July 8 own a horse that could get to the Breeders’ Cup. Great Lady M. Stakes (G2) before the Rancho Bernardo. “We’re thinking we’re going to buy an already-made rising Te Allens have had primarily claimers in various Spawr- star,” said Lori. “Te fact that we claimed a $40,000 flly is just a trained horses since 2006. Tey have attended nearly every single gift and a blessing.” Breeders’ Cup, particularly enjoying it the year Spawr won the Skye Diamonds took a step toward the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) in the Rancho Bernardo. With regular rider Tiago Pereira aboard and favored at 4-5, she sat in third early in the 61⁄2-furlong race. Needing room on the rail, Pereira swung her outside of Constellation for the stretch run, catching the other flly to win by 11⁄4 lengths in 1:15.95. “Tey had her pinned in there, and I was worried if she would get out in time,” said Spawr. “Once she got out, though, she’s amazing. She just wants to win.” Bred by Donald Dizney, Skye Diamonds is a Calbred daughter of Dizney’s stallion First Dude out of the Johannesburg mare Exonerated. She increased her earnings to $509,150 with the Rancho Bernardo A flled Del Mar winner’s circle, including many frst-time racegoers, celebrate Skye Diamonds’ Rancho Bernardo victory. 30

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Longacres Mile win the race, and Gold Rush Dancer was returning to the place he began his career in 2015. Te son of Private Gold—Dances On Water, by In Excess, debuted at Emerald Downs that season on July 4, winning by three lengths. After running second or third in three consecutive stakes, he broke through with a compelling 51⁄2-length victory in the $64,350 Gottstein Futurity, the track’s crowning achievement for juveniles each year. Gold Rush Dancer had proved himself classy enough to head to California. “I raised him, and the people around him were telling me as a foal and a yearling that he was going to be a good horse,” Parker recalled. “He’s so impressive to look at, big and muscular. We shipped him down south because he’s a Cal-bred.” Gold Rush Dancer won three stakes in a row in 2016, taking the Silky Sullivan Gold Rush Dancer fulflls owner/breeder John Parker’s longtime dream by winning the Stakes, Snow Chief Stakes, and Real Good Longacres Mile Handicap Deal Stakes before a long freshening. “Tose months of helped him out when he came back,” Parker said. Te Longacres Mile win brought Gold Rush Dancer’s record to six wins, three seconds, and three thirds in 18 starts for GOLD RUSH DANCER COMES HOME AGAIN earnings of $510,613. Te future looks bright for more than BY EMILY SHIELDS California-bred Gold Rush Dancer’s just one of Parker’s Cal-breds. His 2-yearwin in the $200,000 race brought several old colt He’s Not Grey, a son of Slew’s s Gold Rush Dancer strode things full circle. Conditioner Vann Bel- Tiznow—Obligated, by Smart Strike, past the eighth pole at Emer- voir became the frst to win the Mile as broke his maiden frst out over winners ald Downs, four lengths ahead both a jockey and trainer, having ridden in the $49,500 Emerald Express Stakes. of his nearest competitor, jockey Want a Winner to victory in 1994, when Te impressive score came by 31⁄2 lengths Evin Roman twisted around in the the race was run at Yakima Meadows. despite the colt’s being four wide around saddle, trying to fnd a challenge. Parker himself, a longtime supporter of the the turn. Parker purchased He’s Not Grey Although the feld of the Aug. 13 Washington circuit, had always wanted to from the 2016 Barretts October yearling sale for $10,000 from breeders Longacres Mile Handicap Eagle Ridge Racing and Rancho (G3) was littered with stakes San Miguel. horses such as previous winGold Rush Dancer’s dam, ners Point Piper and Stryker Dances On Water, is currently in foal to Breeders’ Cup Mile Phd, Gold Rush Dancer an(G1T) winner Tourist and renihilated them, scoring by siding in Kentucky. Parker 3 4 ⁄4 lengths. will soon decide whether she’s Watching the scene unfold, going to foal in California or owner/breeder John Parker was Washington. shaking. “Tis was our Kentucky “Every one of her babies has Derby,” he said. “Every owner been superb,” he said. “I’m hapand every trainer wants to win the py, stoked—I’m everything. I big race up here. I never dreamed never thought I’d have a horse The Longacres Mile is the frst graded victory for Californiahe would win so impressively.” like this, so I’m very pleased.” homebred Gold Rush Dancer

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ROBERTS DEMONSTRATES JOIN-UP IN AUSTRIA Editor’s Note: While Monty Roberts has long been known for his Join-Up® program that he uses to start horses of all breeds and ages, he spent many years in the Toroughbred industry. He served the California Toroughbred Breeders Association as a board member from 1984-99, and he has provided this account of his recent visit to Austria to this publication.

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n 1948 while lying on his belly watching wild mustangs through binoculars in the Nevada desert, 13-year-old Monty Roberts couldn’t imagine that what he was discovering about horses he would share nearly 70 years later in the famous Marble Hall of the 465-year-old Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria. Before a full house July 2, he became the frst-ever outside trainer invited to demonstrate at the school. 

In 1945 General George S. Patton and the United States Tird Army learned that the Lipizzan stallions of the Spanish Riding School had been moved to St. Martins, Austria, from Vienna. A horseman who had competed in the 1912 Olympic games, Patton declared he was putting the Spanish Riding School under the special protection of the U.S. Army. Tus began “Operation Cowboy.” On May 12, 1945, American soldiers acted on Patton’s order to protect the horses until the Lipizzans returned safely to the care of the Spanish Riding School in 1955. Said Patton, “It is probably wrong to permit any highly developed art to perish from the earth. To me, the highly schooled Lipizzans represent an art equal to music or painting.” Te world stood by, transfxed on the massive task of saving these beautiful animals that captivated the world of horsemanship. In 1949, 14-year-old Monty Roberts was shown a documentary at Salinas Union High School during a class in agriculture about Patton and the famous white Lipizzan stallions of the Spanish Riding School. Roberts became obsessed with fnding out more about the horses and the severe training he had seen on the flm. Te documentary was quickly buried due to scenes of violence in the training of the white stallions.  Patton had preserved the beautiful art form, which was the 32

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At the tradition-rich Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Monty Roberts demonstrates his Join-Up® technique of breaking horses

highest level of classical dressage. In 1953 Princess Elizabeth was crowned as the Queen of the United Kingdom, and her love of horses from about the age of 4 was well known. Monty Roberts and Queen Elizabeth nurtured their love of horses without meeting and from a world apart. In 1989 Queen Elizabeth read about Monty Roberts and invited him to Windsor Castle to demonstrate his concepts. Queen Elizabeth clearly wanted the best for her horses. Whether they were Toroughbred racehorses, military horses, carriage horses, or simply horses she loved to ride, Her Majesty wanted them trained in the most respectful manner possible. Te Queen endorsed Monty’s concepts of training horses without violence, causing them to rise to the highest degree of profciency in their given discipline with the lowest possible stress.  Her Majesty observed fve days of Roberts’ causing young horses to accept their frst saddle and rider in about 30 minutes. It was then that the Queen requested a book about who Monty Roberts was and why he chose to reverse what had been the traditional “breaking” procedures for 6,000 years. Te publishers suggested the book would sell 3,000 to 5,000 copies, but, in fact, Her Majesty watched as Roberts’ frst literary challenge reach 61⁄2 million copies. It has been with the Queen’s encouragement that Monty Roberts has now toured the world demonstrating his principles. In 44 countries Roberts has presented his audiences with more than 11,000 horses. About 25% have been totally untrained while 50% have been severely beset by behavioral problems. Te remaining 25% simply refused to load in a trailer or truck used for transportation. All of these were successful in overcoming their given problem. Te horse is a fight animal whose relationship with man dates back about 6,000 years. Without the horse Genghis Khan couldn’t have conquered more than twice as much land as any other person in history, crossing Eastern and Western civilizations in the process. Unlike other armies, the Mongols traveled with no supply train other than a large reserve of horses. Te army was virtually all cavalrymen, who were expert riders and deadly with bow and arrow.  Dressage has its roots in classical Greek horsemanship and the


military that trained their horses to perform movements intended to evade or attack the enemy while doing battle. Te earliest writings about training horses were from Xenophon, a Greek military commander born around 430 B.C. Xenophon is famously known for understanding equine behavior and the importance of gentleness and fairness with horses. Tese seemingly contradictory qualities of horses as warriors and willing partners are at a crossroads in history, and infuential horsemen are coming together to explore the future of horsemanship in our cultures. Te traditional Spanish Riding School, where the art of classic  dressage education has been cultivated for more than 465 years, opened its doors for the frst time, inviting 82-year-old Monty Roberts to demonstrate his expertise in horsemanship.  Te world-famous horse trainer was in Vienna to share his art of horse gentling techniques on a Sunday evening to a sold-out Marble Hall arena. Te Lipizzan horsemen of the Spanish Riding School were present to observe Roberts. Te Spanish  Riding School brought Roberts fve horses of diferent origins, one untrained, one to gentle, two with problems, and one that refused to load in a trailer. One belonged to Andrea Kerssenbrock, the head of communications for the school. “I’m in love with my horse, and the bond between us became stronger than before this unique experience,” said Kerssenbrock, owner of Amos, the frst mount in the demonstration. “I appreciate so much that we have had these days with Monty.” She and her  husband, Franziskus von Kerssenbrock, brought Amos for Roberts to train. “Amos behaved like a real champion— relaxed and trusting,” Andrea Kerssenbrock said. “We’re supposed to take good care of him, and the deeply impressed Monty Roberts gave us the way. We will.” “I always wanted to go see the Spanish Riding School,” said Roberts. “Tis was a pivotal day in my life. You could call it the pinnacle. I am 82, but I feel 12 years old.” Each horse was dealt with in the absence of violence, and all fve met their intended goals. While tracking wild mustangs in Nevada as a boy, Roberts observed a nonverbal

communication between the horses, a silent language he would later call “Equus.” Roberts incorporates Equus into his nonviolent training approach called Join-Up®. Roberts frst developed Join-Up® to help teach horsemen how to stop the cycle of violence typically accepted in traditional horse breaking. Roberts created a consistent set of principles using the horse’s inherent methods of communication and herd behavior. Te result is a willing partnership in which the horse’s performance can fourish to its full potential, rather than exist within the boundaries of obedience. Tese principles are valuable tools to understand-

Roberts, right, with Thoroughbred trainer Bob Baffert

ing what motivates horse behavior and increasing efectiveness in any application. Join-Up® training methods are most simply expressed in the process of starting raw horses. Without the use of pain or force, the trainer persuades a raw horse to accept a saddle and rider in less than 30 minutes. Monty Roberts has discovered that these principles are efective as a tool for dealing with many stress-related issues of the human mind. Roberts believes that PTSD is not, in fact, a disorder, but an injury. He states that it should be PTSI. His belief is that injuries heal and most people believe that disorders are challenges that do not tend to heal. With these beliefs in place, Roberts has been working with military veterans and frst responders in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. More than 1,000 individuals have experienced the engagement of horses in the process of dealing with post-traumatic stress injury. Te results of these clinics have been overwhelmingly successful and are gaining momentum throughout the areas where

Roberts has conducted his clinics. Chief Executive Ofcer Elisabeth Gürtler is the director of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Gürtler was an Austrian champion in dressage and part of the Austrian dressage team at the CHIO (Concours Hippique International Ofciel) in Aachen in 1979. As CEO, she is responsible for the strategic development of the school and the representation of its traditions as the only institution in the world that has practiced for more than 450 years. “We were more than impressed that Monty Roberts agreed to demonstrate for the Spanish Riding School and tour the Piber Stud as well.” Gürtler told the audience of 44 press agents and board members of the Spanish Riding School. Monty Roberts was guest of honor at a July 3 luncheon and press conference inside the halls of the Spanish Riding School where the evening before he had demonstrated his mastery of horsemanship. Gürtler and Dr. Max Dobretsberger, the director of the Stud Farm in Piber, were there to honor and thank Roberts for his gesture of demonstrating his methods at the school.  Te following day Roberts was escorted to Piber to tour the Stud Farm, where for more than 400 years there has been a concerted efort to breed the Lipizzaner stallions for the unique abilities of athleticism and intelligence representative of the breed and to make them ft for the famous Spanish Riding School. “On Sunday, July 2, I provided my horse, Jonas, who did a Join-Up® with Mr. Roberts that was very impressive,” said Dobretsberger. “I am so pleased that we brought Mr. Roberts to the Spanish Riding School. Te whole night was incredibly impressive. “On Monday, July 3, Monty Roberts was guest of honor at a luncheon and press conference inside the halls of the Spanish Riding School, where the evening before he had demonstrated his mastery of horsemanship. I, along with Elizabeth Gürtler, was there to  honor and thank Mr. Roberts for his gesture of demonstrating his methods at the school. My wife and I enjoyed giving him a tour of the stud and the mountain pastures. It was an enjoyable afternoon. My wife and I are both veterinarians, and we want the best for the horses.”

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Road to the Breeders’ Cup

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But did you know he’s also an artist? He has painted for years, dating back to when he served as general manager of California Toroughbred Sales. His portrait of Winning Colors was part of the 1988 CTS charity art auction, with Eugene Klein, owner of Winning Colors, buying the piece. Tese days, Harman’s work is getting a very public display. He’s among 18 Southern California artists to have designed one of the fberglass reproductions of the Breeders’ Cup trophy horse, which is based on a 16th century sculpture by Giambologna known as the Torrie horse. Te Breeders’ Cup 2017 Host Committee commissioned the works to raise awareness of the Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar and for charity. Te sculptures, currently at various locations around San Diego and Del Mar, will be auctioned of sometime after the Nov. 3-4 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Harman’s horse should get plenty of attention. It is titled “Del Mar Sunset” and depicts Del Mar racetrack—the trackside view of the grandstand on the horse’s left side and the paddock view on the right side. It received a superb location, right in front of the Seaside Market in Cardif, just north of the track. Te Seaside Market is a boutique grocery store popular with locals and racetrackers. Val and Kelly Brinkerhof, friends of Harman’s, told him about the project. Artists had to submit two 11” x 17” color sketches of their proposal, depicting each side of the horse, along with their 34

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nyone who has attended a California horse sale knows Mark Harman. He is the announcer for the California Toroughbred Breeders Association Northern California sale and serves as a ring man and assistant announcer at Barretts sales.

Mark Harman is one of 18 artists commemorating the BreedersÕ Cup at Del Mar

explanations of their concepts. Craig Fravel of Breeders’ Cup selected Harman’s design, and Breeders’ Cup is the sponsor of his horse. Harman spent two months painting the horse with acrylics. In addition to the two views of Del Mar on either side, the horse’s chest sports three jockeys. Look even closer and you’ll see images of Bing Crosby and Jimmy Durante in each of the horse’s eyes. “I wanted to pay homage to some of the characters in Del Mar’s history,” Harman said. Harman is looking forward to the Breeders’ Cup, when he and the other artists who have been invited attend the races on Friday, Nov. 3. “I was especially honored upon fnding out that my design was chosen by Craig Fravel of the Breeders’ Cup,” Harman said. “To be a part of this project is just one more way of my giving back to the industry that I love being a part of.” Te horses were placed in mid-July, and you can see them from now until the Breeders’ Cup.


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When attempting to choose a standout employee for his Lovacres Ranch, owner Terry Lovingier ultimately could not separate Daniela and Jessica Rincon, sisters who share front-ofce duties on the farm. Lovacres’ hard-working “sister act” grew up on the ranch and are honored to be employed at the place they’ve always called home.

Daniela, left, and Jessica Rincon are their father Gregorio’s right hands at Terry Lovingier’s Lovacres Ranch

Te girls’ father is Gregorio Rincon, Lovacres’ farm manager, who used to keep track of all the information about each horse’s needs and travel schedule by memory. Eventually, this kind of management system became too stressful for the elder Rincon. “My dad told Terry that I’m smart and good with computers,” Jessica explained. “He needed somebody to help keep track of everything and put it in writing onto the computer. Even though I grew up at the farm with my dad, I never really felt involved until then.” When Jessica moved to Las Vegas for a year, sister Daniela took her place, seamlessly inheriting the duties of California-bred foal registrations and billing. “I love animals, and it was a huge opportunity for me to work on the ranch where I was born,” Daniela said. “My family had been working here for years, and I got to join them.” Now the sisters work as a team, handling the inner workings of the business while still maintaining their fondness for the Toroughbreds outside. “We get along well and never have problems,” Jessica said. “If one of us needs help with something, the other is right there.” “So far no arguments,” Daniela confrmed. “We try to make sure one of us isn’t overloaded. We keep it even.” Although the farm has an ever-shifting “busy season,” from the spring when mares are foaling, to the fall when horses are beginning training; summer fnds the Rincon sisters especially

in demand. One of their biggest jobs is with the foals, who need their photos documented for registration. “We check with the guys to see what their day looks like, and if they’re going to be weaning or something, then they’re too busy,” Jessica explained. “On a quieter day we all work as a team to get the photos done. Tat’s what I love about this place. It’s always something diferent every day.” Growing up, Daniela was embarrassed about living on a horse farm. “I thought my friends would think (badly of it). But instead, they thought it was so cool that I lived where there were horses. Now I realize how relaxing it is to live here, and I can’t stop talking about it.” Te sisters are giving another generation of Rincons the chance to experience life on the farm. Jessica has two boys while Daniela has a daughter. “She’s only 7, but she still tells me she wants to take over my job when she grows up,” Daniela said ruefully. “And my boys say they want to do what grandpa does,” Jessica added. “Te whole family loves it.” Lovingier had nothing but praise for the sisters. “You can count on Daniela to be there; she shows up and is workmanlike. Tere’s never any drama with her. Jessica is a worker bee. She never says no. She just asks, ‘What do you need?’ Tey both recognize that through good work they feel good about themselves. I appreciate them.”

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DERON PEARSON BY EMILY SHIELDS

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CLIMBING THE LADDER OF RACING SUCCESS ONE HORSE AT A TIME

eron Pearson, CEO of the IT company Nexus IS, has enjoyed a parade of success since he frst started buying horses two decades ago. Stakes winners such as Ticker Tape, Prize Exhibit, and Ocho Ocho Ocho made a name for Pearson across the country. But when Continental Divide took the $101,035 Graduation Stakes at Del Mar, the bay colt brought Pearson his frst-ever California-bred stakes win. Winning a stakes race at Del Mar was only ftting, as Pearson frst found an interest in the sport by visiting the seaside oval with his grandfather. “I started buying small interests in horses about 20 years ago,” said Pearson, “and

built up my stable over time as money allowed.” Pearson developed a working partnership with trainer James Cassidy, who helped Pearson buy a string of horses from England. “Jim was doing that already, so that was our angle at the beginning,” Pearson said. Te frst standout from this endeavor was English-bred Ticker Tape, whom Pearson called “my best turf flly.” He owned the Royal Applause flly in partnership with Jack Sweesy and Jim Ford. Together the partners raced Ticker Tape through a 10-race 3-year-old campaign in 2004 that resulted in fve stakes wins, including the $750,000 American Oaks Invitational (GIT) at Hollywood Park, the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II

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Challenge Cup Stakes (GIT) at Keeneland, and the $200,000 Pucker Up Stakes (G3T) at Arlington Park. She fnished third in Hollywood Park’s Matriarch Stakes (GIT) against older fllies and mares. She also fnished second in the voting for Eclipse champion turf female horse that season. After being sold to James Peyton, Ticker Tape eventually earned a total of $1,452,396. Around the same time, Pearson owned Katdogawn, another English-bred, in partnership. Te daughter of Bahhare earned $827,553, having broken her maiden frst out in England before coming to the United States in 2003 and winning the San Clemente Handicap (G2T) by two lengths. She added the $150,000 Santa Ana Handicap (G2T) via the disqualifcation of Megahertz in 2004, and after Pearson had sold his interest in the mare, she won the 2005 WinStar Distaf Handicap (G3T), a $200,000 race. More recently, Pearson has seen success with the likes of Yahilwa, Ocho Ocho Ocho, and Prize Exhibit. Yahilwa raced in England 12 times before coming to the United States. She raced well on both the turf and dirt at Santa Anita before breaking through to win the Treasure Chest Stakes at Delta Downs. She added a win in the Sixty Sails Handicap (G3), then ran second and third in the grade 1 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes and the Juddmonte Spinster Stakes, respectively. Tose eforts earned her a trip to the 2015 Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaf (G1), where she fnished sixth. After two more graded stakes


debut, fnished second, with favored Drizzy third. Continental Divide has earned $69,000. “I think it’s great that the Cal-bred race option is there for us,” Pearson said. “Tey have great purses. We want to experiment to see how he fts with open company, which means we have lots of options for his next race. We could even just give him some time.” Pearson is also supporting the California breeding program. He stands and raced Golden Balls, a son of Danehill Dancer—Colourful Cast, by Nashwan. Te multiple graded stakes-placed stakes winner stands at Paradise Ranch Road. Pearson also stands Tom’s Tribute, who did not race for Pearson’s DP Racing but whom he acquired when the son of Lion Heart—Halloween Fun, by El Prado, retired. Tom’s Tribute won six of 16 starts, including the $300,250 Eddie Read Stakes (G1T), and earned $634,880. “He will be standing at Rancho San Miguel in 2018,” Pearson noted. Te owner has heavily supported both of his California-based stallions in hopes of expanding his foothold in the state. “I love the Cal-bred program,” Pearson said. “I’m hoping that with 20 mares in foal to Tom’s Tribute that I’ll see even more success here.” Pearson has more than 20 mares in California, 12 more in Kentucky, and two in England. “I get over there from time to time,” Pearson said, “but mostly just for the sales. Buying overseas is diferent because they are horse in training sales where they’ve already shown some form. You get an idea of how they’ve done before, so it’s less risky.” With an expanding Cal-bred program and young horses to look forward to, Pearson could be a force on the circuit for a long time to come.

Deron Pearson, center right, and his DP Racing crew, including trainer Jim Cassidy, second right

placings in 2016, Yahilwa was retired and bred. She will sell in foal to War Front this fall. Prize Exhibit broke her maiden at Lingfeld, then made her frst U.S. start in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1T). She fnished fourth behind Lady Eli at staggering odds of 71-1. She picked up wins in the $200,250 San Clemente Handicap (G2T) and the $201,500 Senorita Stakes (G3T) at 3, then took the $101,000 Monrovia Stakes (G2T) in her frst start at 4. In all, Prize Exhibit has won seven of 36 starts for $683,630. Ocho Ocho Ocho, a son of Street Sense, won his frst three starts and vaulted to the top of many Kentucky Derby watch lists with a gritty nose victory in the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (G3). He has never won again, but contested the 2015 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) on his way to $852,360 in earnings. Ocho Ocho Ocho returned to training this summer at Del Mar. Cal-bred Continental Divide might be the one who carries Pearson’s banner even further. Te son of Animal Kingdom—Bandora, by Dixieland Band, cost

I think it’s great that the Cal-bred race option is there for us. Tey have great purses.” — Deron Pearson

$245,000 at this year’s Barretts March 2-year-old sale. He fnished second in his debut, a fve-furlong dash on Del Mar’s main track. Not one to be discouraged by a loss, Pearson urged Cassidy to run in the Graduation Stakes against Cal-bred winners. “We’re not afraid to run in stakes races with maiden 2-year-olds if they ran a big race prior,” Pearson explained. “Tey’re basically at the same level.” Continental Divide sat back in ffth under Victor Espinoza, then rallied at the top of the stretch to take the lead. Te colt won by three-quarters of a length, stopping the clock in 1:05.27 for the 51⁄2-furlong distance. Smokem, who had defeated Continental Divide in his

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Winners JULY 18, 2017Ð AUGUST 21, 2017 3-YEAR-OLDS & UP Aragorn (IRE)—Violin Case: Touching Rainbows (41-22), g, 4 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 8/10, 6f, 1:9.46, $37,200. Atticus—Flyindownbaylaurel: Rob's Pal (18-7), g, 7 yo, Canterbury Park, SOC, 8/12, 1mi, 1:38.87, $7,500. Bedford Falls—Tee Dee: Cuddle Alert (16-6), m, 6 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 8/17, 6 1/2f, 1:16.75, $50,700. Bellamy Road—Party Mode: Sportive (147-77), g, 9 yo, Great Falls, STR, 7/23, 7f, 1:28.80, $2,035. Bellamy Road—Party Mode: Sportive (147-77), g, 9 yo, Great Falls, STR, 7/29, 1mi 70yd, 1:48.20, $2,035. Benchmark—Wild Tickle: Parker's Dreamgirl (37-17), m, 5 yo, Oneida County Fair, ALW, 8/6, 5f, 1:9.00, $645. Benchmark—Hazen: Jackson Sundown (37-17), g, 6 yo, Assiniboia Downs, WCL, 8/7, 1 1/4mi, 2:12.80, $6,900. Blazonry—Alphabet Song: Blazonry's Song (18-11), g, 5 yo, Grande Prairie, STR, 8/12, 6f, 1:11.80, $2,279. Bold Chieftain—Dancing Spray: Awe (24-11), c, 4 yo, Sacramento, STR, 7/29, 1 1/16mi, 1:45.26, $12,240. Cindago—Salty Steph: Haywired (17-9), g, 7 yo, Delaware Park, SOC, 7/20, 6f, 1:10.11, $10,800. City Zip—Moscow Rising: Eleven Zip (233-121), g, 6 yo, Albuquerque, SOC, 7/22, 1mi, 1:37.00, $9,420. Colonel John—Mephista: Lady Harbinger (201-99), m, 5 yo, Assiniboia Downs, WCL, 7/22, 6f, 1:14.00, $4,500. Decarchy—Feel the Rush: Watch It Buster (45-20), g, 6 yo, Fort Erie, STR, 7/25, 6f, 1:10.06, $7,740. Don'tsellmeshort—Spanks a Million: Short of Money (32-16), g, 4 yo, Marquis Downs, ALW, 7/29, 7f, 1:25.85, $2,280. First Dude—Exonerated: Skye Diamonds (116-63), f, 4 yo, Del Mar, STK, Rancho Bernardo H. (gr. III ), 8/13, 6 1/2f, 1:15.95, $60,000. Freespool—Pearlescent: Prettyasapearl (8-3), m, 7 yo, Assiniboia Downs, WCL, 7/26, 5f, 1:0.80, $4,620. Fusaichi Pegasus—Sandy Sparkle: Sparkling Peg (100-40), m, 5 yo, Great Falls, ALW, 7/22, 5 1/4f, 1:6.00, $2,145. Fusaichi Pegasus—Queen Nefertiti: Empress Suiko (100-40), f, 4 yo, Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races, ALW, 7/27, 7f, 1:27.23, $14,580. Good Journey—Rocky Roan: Eight Spokes (49-24), g, 5 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 7/21, 5f (T), 57.15, $37,200. Good Journey—Hay Whatsamaddau: Freedom Journey (49-24), f, 3 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 7/28, 6f, 1:11.32, $37,200. Good Journey—Cahill Royalty: Freddies Dream (49-24), g, 6 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 8/6, 1mi, 1:37.82, $21,000. Good Journey—Jen's New Chapter: Jennyway U Want It (49-24), m, 6 yo, Del Mar, ALW, 8/17, 1mi (T), 1:36.01, $37,200. Gotham City—Woodford Princess: Gotham's Princess (16-10), f, 4 yo, Santa Rosa, STR, 8/6, 6f, 1:11.73, $12,240. Harbor the Gold—Orientates Storm: Melinda's Girl (82-48), m, 5 yo, Sacramento, WCL, 7/29, 5 1/2f, 1:4.45, $5,500. Hard Spun—River Kiss: Spin Me a Kiss (157-75), f, 3 yo, Del Mar, ALW, 7/27, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:42.79, $37,200. Include—Mt. Swoosh: Cowboys Don't Cry (110-61), g, 5 yo, Grande Prairie, CST, Marathon Series 3rd Leg S., 8/12, 1 1/8mi, 1:52.97, $4,558. Into Mischief—Tuscan Sunset: Miss Sunset (209-115), f, 3 yo, Del Mar, STK, Fleet Treat S., 7/30, 7f, 1:24.34, $85,500. Limehouse—Gorgeous Trieste: Lymebyrd (73-35), g, 4 yo, Del Mar, STR, 8/11, 1mi, 1:37.83, $23,100.

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The accompanying list includes runners that are both California-foaled and Californiasired winners in 2017 of all recent North American races, except straight claiming races. Abbreviations used for the class of race are similar to those used by Equibase: Alw– allowance; Hcp–overnight handicap; names of stakes race are spelled out, with the grade of the race, when applicable, in parentheses.

Lucky J. H.—Charisma Matters: Matter of Luck (31-13), m, 5 yo, Santa Rosa, STR, 8/13, 5f (T), 58.05, $6,300. Lucky Pulpit—Pat of Gold: Lucky's Pat (138-66), m, 5 yo, Assiniboia Downs, WCL, 8/7, 5 1/2f, 1:7.60, $4,500. Lucky Pulpit—Brief Illusion: Haveiture Way (138-66), f, 4 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 8/20, 6 1/2f, 1:17.53, $37,200. Majestic Warrior—Miss Johann: Johann's Warrior (214-93), g, 5 yo, Marquis Downs, ALW, 8/4, 6f, 1:13.35, $2,183. Memo (CHI)—Poppy Seed: Bell Zone (4-4), g, 10 yo, Marquis Downs, WCL, 7/21, 6f, 1:14.42, $2,400. Midnight Lute—Dypsy: Edwards Going Left (167-77), g, 3 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 8/19, 6f, 1:9.37, $48,360. Ministers Wild Cat—Matrimony: Marriedtoaminister (87-50), f, 4 yo, Thistledown, ALW, 7/21, 5 1/2f, 1:5.42, $14,400. Ministers Wild Cat—Kitten Exchange: Mr. Hinx (87-50), g, 3 yo, Del Mar, STK, Real Good Deal S., 7/28, 7f, 1:22.79, $85,500. Ministers Wild Cat—Florik's Baby: Marv (87-50), g, 8 yo, White Pine Racing, ALW, 8/19, 6f, 1:14.40, $2,475. Misty'sgoldentouch—Yo Sal: World Famous Sam T (3-2), g, 8 yo, Canterbury Park, SOC, 8/3, 5f, 58.59, $10,200. Momentum—Knife Fork Swoon: Knife Fork Zoom (7-3), m, 7 yo, Marquis Downs, WCL, 7/22, 6f, 1:14.92, $2,360. Momentum—Irene: Ziva the Diva (7-3), m, 8 yo, Grande Prairie, STK, Distaff Series 2nd Leg S., 7/30, 6f, 1:13.65, $4,664. Momentum—Knife Fork Swoon: Knife Fork Zoom (7-3), m, 7 yo, Marquis Downs, WCL, 8/18, 6f, 1:13.10, $2,480. Olmodavor—Awesome Broad: Oltimate Broad (23-7), m, 5 yo, North Dakota Horse Park, ALW, 7/29, 5 1/2f, 1:5.40, $1,200. Olympio—Darkness Night (ARG): Nightime Olympics (6-3), g, 5 yo, Santa Rosa, AOC, 8/3, 5f (T), 1:0.11, $21,060. Olympio—Tera Kitty: Olimpio's Scat Cat (6-3), g, 5 yo, White Pine Racing, ALW, 8/19, 1mi 70yd, 1:47.20, $4,125. The Pamplemousse—Expense: Counterplay (31-9), g, 4 yo, Marquis Downs, WCL, 8/19, 7f, 1:25.73, $2,418. Papa Clem—My Charming Tiger: My Italian Babbo (95-50), g, 5 yo, Del Mar, STK, California Dreamin' S., 7/29, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:41.91, $85,500. Point Given—Lookn Mighty Fine: Hotaling Heart (37-16), m, 6 yo, Marquis Downs, WCL, 7/21, 6 1/2f, 1:20.33, $2,940. Point Given—Lookn Mighty Fine: Hotaling Heart (37-16), m, 6 yo, Marquis Downs, WCL, 8/4, 7f, 1:24.09, $3,038. Private Gold—Dances On Water: Gold Rush Dancer (21-8), c, 4 yo, Emerald Downs, STK, Longacres Mile H. (gr. III ), 8/13, 1mi, 1:33.85, $110,000. Run Away and Hide—Fame's Flame: Look Quickly (93-44), m, 6 yo, Santa Rosa, AOC, 8/4, 5f (T), 1:0.90, $21,060. Sea of Secrets—Tricky Envoy: Envoy to Benghazi (24-11), f, 4 yo, Marquis Downs, ALW, 7/22, 7f, 1:28.83, $2,294. Silic (FR)—Diamond Oak Diva: Tomasino (11-3), g, 5 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 8/12, 5f (T), 56.62, $37,200. Skimming—Mahrin: Mah Gellin (15-10), g, 7 yo, Santa Rosa, ALW, 8/19, 5f (T), 56.21, $25,740. Slew's Tiznow—Note's Princess: Tiznobodiesfool (27-16), g, 3 yo, Wyoming Downs, STK, Wyoming Downs Thoroughbred Derby, 7/30, 6f, 1:12.00, $6,090.

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Slew's Tiznow—Summer Swimmer: Summersimage (27-16), c, 3 yo, Santa Rosa, STK, Robert Dupret Derby, 8/6, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:47.07, $41,750. Slew's Tiznow—The Great Atlantic: Atlantic Slew (27-16), f, 4 yo, Indiana Grand Race Course, AOC, 8/11, 6f, 1:10.49, $19,500. Slew's Tiznow—Defant Thought: Defant One (27-16), g, 4 yo, Assiniboia Downs, WCL, 8/16, 6f, 1:13.80, $5,100. Slew's Tiznow—Harlan Express: Calvert Street (27-16), g, 4 yo, Del Mar, ALW, 8/19, 1mi (T), 1:35.57, $48,360. Southern Image—Emotion: Mirror Image (57-22), g, 3 yo, Sacramento, STR, 7/28, 6f, 1:9.81, $12,240. Square Eddie—Gallantin Gal: Speedin With Eddie (64-25), g, 4 yo, Sweetwater Downs, STK, Bill Earll Memorial S., 8/19, 6f, 1:14.13, $3,000. Storm Wolf—Meredith Bee: Jaya Ho (23-9), f, 4 yo, Assiniboia Downs, AOC, 8/16, 6f, 1:13.80, $9,000. Street Boss—Hotlantic: Long Hot Summer (127-59), m, 5 yo, Del Mar, STK, Daisycutter H., 8/4, 5f (T), 56.31, $60,060. Surf Cat—Jolie En Rose: The Gold Monkey (31-13), g, 6 yo, Emerald Downs, SOC, 8/5, 1 1/16mi, 1:43.95, $4,950. Swiss Yodeler—Aspen Gal: Talk the Walk (43-21), g, 7 yo, Grande Prairie, STK, Sprint Series 3rd Leg S., 8/6, 6 1/2f, 1:18.15, $4,611. Tannersmyman—Major Issue: Prime Issue (25-13), g, 7 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 7/23, 6 1/2f, 1:17.02, $48,360. Thunder Gulch—Strawberry Tart: Strawberry Gulch (39-14), g, 4 yo, Assiniboia Downs, WCL, 7/22, 6f, 1:12.80, $6,000. Time to Get Even—Christy's Hero: Time to Be a Hero (24-6), m, 6 yo, Grande Prairie, STR, 8/12, 6f, 1:12.49, $2,968. Top Hit—Jungle Girl: Maid Easy (30-17), m, 5 yo, Canterbury Park, SOC, 7/28, 6f, 1:11.26, $10,200. Tribal Rule—Gutsy Lady: Gutsy Ruler (116-67), g, 6 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 8/6, 5f (T), 56.31, $48,360. Tribal Rule—Ultimate Summer: Tribalist (116-67), g, 6 yo, Del Mar, STK, Green Flash H., 8/18, 5f (T), 56.93, $61,800. Unusual Heat—Sandy Cheeks: Cheekaboomboom (95-39), g, 3 yo, Del Mar, ALW, 7/19, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:43.44, $37,200. Unusual Heat—Strut Your Stuff: Shehastheritestuff (95-39), f, 4 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 7/19, 1 1/8mi (T), 1:50.08, $50,700. Unusual Heat—Ballistic Lady: Heat Flash (95-39), g, 7 yo, Canterbury Park, SOC, 7/21, about 7 1/2f, 1:30.12, $10,200. Unusual Heat—Merrily: Merrily Merrily (95-39), f, 4 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 8/3, 5f (T), 57.21, $37,200. Unusual Heat—Chi Chi Nette: Majestic Heat (95-39), m, 5 yo, Del Mar, STK, Solana Beach S., 8/11, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:42.38, $85,500. Unusual Heat—Lady Railrider: Fiery Lady (95-39), f, 3 yo, Santa Rosa, AOC, 8/13, 1mi (T), 1:36.56, $21,060. Vronsky—Sister Sally: Sir Vronski (56-30), g, 6 yo, Sacramento, ALW, 7/22, 6f, 1:9.26, $21,060. Vronsky—A Lucky Happening: Celebrity Status (56-30), g, 8 yo, Assiniboia Downs, WCL, 8/5, 6f, 1:13.00, $4,620.

2-YEAR-OLDS Grace Upon Grace—Robotica: Show It N Moe It (10-5), f, 2 yo, Del Mar, STK, California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association S., 8/2, 5 1/2f, 1:5.11, $57,000. Kodiak Kowboy—Baby Doe: Little Doe (90-44), f, 2 yo, Santa Rosa, STK, Wine Country Debutante S., 8/13, 6f, 1:11.18, $40,950.


MAIDENS ACCLAMATION Old English Rancho (909) 947 3911 Acclamation—Seasontoperfection: Kings River King (13-6), c, 3 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 7/28, 1mi (T), 1:35.88, $36,000. Acclamation—Craftyasafox: Spiritual Warrior (13-6), c, 3 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 8/3, 1mi (T), 1:36.70, $36,000. Acclamation—North Freeway: Take the One O One (13-6), c, 2 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 8/6, 6f, 1:11.65, $36,000. Animal Kingdom—Bandora: Continental Divide (12-3), c, 2 yo, Del Mar, STK, Graduation S., 8/6, 5 1/2f, 1:5.27, $57,000. Archarcharch—Sheikh and Awe: Unobtainable (147-76), c, 2 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 8/11, 5f, 59.96, $18,000. Bat Mobile—Bubbles Again: Booze Cruise (5-2), g, 4 yo, Sacramento, MCL, 7/28, 5 1/2f, 1:4.59, $3,850. Benchmark—Mo Chuisle: Bolster (37-17), g, 4 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 8/16, 5 1/2f, 1:4.20, $18,000. Blazonry—Miss Shawnie: Lady Chardonnay (18-11), f, 3 yo, Northlands Park, MCL, 8/5, 6 1/2f, 1:21.26, $5,160. Bluegrass Cat—Weatheringthestorm: Blue Ridge Storm (172-84), g, 4 yo, Sacramento, MSW, 7/28, 6f, 1:9.46, $20,280.

BOLD CHIEFTAIN Victory Rose Thoroughbreds (707) 678 6580 www.victoryrose.com Bold Chieftain—Medici Pearl (GB): Chiefs Lil Pearl (24-11), f, 2 yo, Sacramento, MCL, 7/23, 5f, 58.79, $5,500. Bold Chieftain—Only a Moment: The Bold One (24-11), g, 4 yo, Santa Rosa, MSW, 8/20, 1mi, 1:39.26, $19,500. Calimonco—Illybilly: Calibraska (22-6), g, 3 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 7/22, 4 1/2f, 53.00, $3,480. Calimonco—Strawtegic Point: My Ebony Star (22-6), f, 3 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 8/18, 4 1/2f, 52.90, $3,320. Champ Pegasus—Bonita Star (GB): Shockazulu (10-4), c, 2 yo, Santa Rosa, MCL, 8/12, 5 1/2f, 1:6.12, $8,400. Comic Strip—Joyously: Unpossible (21-12), c, 2 yo, Santa Rosa, MSW, 8/5, 5 1/2f, 1:3.72, $15,000.

CYCLOTRON Old English Rancho (909) 947 3911 Cyclotron—Tuner: Tune to Win (36-16), g, 4 yo, Santa Rosa, MCL, 8/5, 5f (T), 1:0.18, $8,400. Cyclotron—Do It in Style: Stylistic (36-16), m, 7 yo, Belterra Park, MCL, 8/11, 5f (T), 56.41, $6,060. Decarchy—Yuen Fun: Shandong Dj Dragon (45-20), m, 5 yo, Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races, MCL, 8/3, 1 1/8mi, 1:57.96, $5,880. Decarchy—Awesome Broad: One Fast Broad (45-20), f, 2 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 8/4, 6f, 1:14.15, $36,000.

DESERT CODE Harris Farms (800) 311 6211 www.harrisfarms.com Desert Code—Granny Got Game: Kits Folly (41-18), g, 2 yo, Sacramento, MCL, 7/28, 5 1/2f, 1:4.71, $5,500. Desert Code—Blue Corn Moon: Corn On the Code (41-18), g, 6 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 8/5, 4 1/2f, 52.28, $3,480. Desert Code—Arlene: U K Trampoliner (41-18), f, 4 yo, Emerald Downs, MCL, 8/13, 1mi, 1:39.58, $4,290. Dixie Chatter—Jen's Spell: Allan's Baby (60-23), f, 3 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 8/5, 4 1/2f, 52.68, $3,320. Don'tsellmeshort—Olympic Funding: Pequena Maty (32-16), f, 3 yo, Sacramento, MSW, 7/27, 6f, 1:11.56, $20,280.

Don'tsellmeshort—Strawberry Cookie: Fancy Cookie (32-16), f, 4 yo, Santa Rosa, MCL, 8/19, 6f, 1:13.71, $3,850. Empire Way—Ms Manana: Spanish Empire (23-6), g, 3 yo, Finger Lakes, MCL, 7/20, 1mi, 1:44.40, $5,400. Ez Dreamer—De Shay: Heartwrecker (13-6), f, 3 yo, Santa Rosa, MCL, 8/13, 5 1/2f, 1:4.81, $4,950. Giacomo—Boehle: My Uncle Al (48-24), g, 4 yo, Parx Racing, WMC, 8/8, 7f, 1:25.02, $15,000.

GOLDEN BALLS Paradise Road Ranch (916) 803 5851 paradiseroadranch@gmail.com Golden Balls (IRE)—My Weekend Squeeze: Golden Bubbles (14-5), f, 3 yo, Sacramento, MCL, 7/29, 1 1/16mi, 1:47.90, $4,400. Grazen—Holiday Rose: Get Em Up Scout (24-12), c, 2 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 7/27, 5 1/2f, 1:6.64, $18,000. Heatseeker (IRE)—Wishful Cat: Look At That (56-24), f, 3 yo, Sacramento, MCL, 7/27, 5 1/2f, 1:5.40, $3,850. Indygo Shiner—Sweet Spot (GB): Shining Spot (79-43), f, 3 yo, Canterbury Park, MCL, 7/20, 1mi, 1:42.15, $6,300. Iron Cat—Go Gal Go: Sir Porfrio (6-5), g, 3 yo, Arapahoe Park, MSW, 7/23, 1mi, 1:43.91, $5,820. Iron Cat—Contessa's Image: Cats Contessa (6-5), m, 5 yo, Santa Rosa, MCL, 8/4, 5 1/2f, 1:6.24, $3,850. Kafwain—Sky of Diamonds: Aloha Spirit (57-31), f, 4 yo, Sacramento, MCL, 7/29, 5 1/2f, 1:5.14, $5,500. Kafwain—Yet Anothernatalie: Yet Another Wain (57-31), g, 3 yo, Albuquerque, MCL, 8/6, 5 1/2f, 1:5.39, $5,220. Kafwain—Home Runner: League of Her Own (57-31), f, 4 yo, Albuquerque, MCL, 8/9, 5 1/2f, 1:4.62, $5,220. Kafwain—Sweet Bonnie: Cup of Kaffy (57-31), f, 3 yo, Santa Rosa, MCL, 8/10, 6f, 1:11.91, $4,400. Lasersport—Luvonroutesixtysix: Cherish (1-1), m, 6 yo, Albuquerque, MCL, 7/19, 5 1/2f, 1:4.84, $5,040. Lone Star Special—Stolen Gem: Morgan's Raid (18-6), f, 3 yo, Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races, MCL, 8/11, 6 1/2f, 1:22.58, $5,880. Lookin At Lucky—Lady Chip: Lucky Lucciana (131-59), g, 3 yo, Santa Rosa, MCL, 8/6, 6f, 1:11.88, $4,400. Lucky Pulpit—Lady Evergreen: Blessed Lady (138-66), f, 2 yo, Santa Rosa, MSW, 8/6, 5 1/2f, 1:5.04, $19,500. Lucky Pulpit—Love the Chase: R Sunday Surprise (138-66), f, 3 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 8/10, 1mi (T), 1:36.99, $36,000. Majesticperfection—Princess Deelite: Morgan S. (98-56), g, 3 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 8/18, 6f, 1:9.93, $36,000. Midnight Lute—Thru n' Thru: Anchor Baby (167-77), f, 3 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 8/5, 5 1/2f, 1:5.12, $18,000. Midnight Lute—Saturday's Girl: Midnight Reveler (167-77), g, 3 yo, Albuquerque, MCL, 8/16, 6f, 1:11.73, $6,120. Ministers Wild Cat—Street Party: Ministersdontparty (87-50), g, 2 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 8/18, 5 1/2f, 1:5.17, $36,000. Misremembered—Thunder Sands: Make It a Triple (45-17), g, 4 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 8/18, 6 1/2f, 1:17.36, $12,000. Musket Man—Rangey Lil: Boo Boo Bear (27-13), c, 3 yo, Emerald Downs, MCL, 7/21, 6f, 1:9.99, $7,480. Old Topper—Don't Lose Faith: Isee It in Hiseyes (30-14), c, 2 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 8/3, 5f, 59.05, $13,800. The Pamplemousse—My Date Rayann: Moody's Brother (31-9), g, 3 yo, Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort, MSW, 7/23, 6f, 1:12.80, $8,178. Papa Clem—Atomic Number: Atomic Clem (95-50), h, 5 yo, Wyoming Downs, MSW, 7/29, 5 1/2f, 1:6.03, $780. Papa Clem—Rushin Empire: Plai Kaew (95-50), g, 3 yo, Tillamook County Fair, MCL, 8/9, about 5f, 1:4.73, $1,485. Papa Clem—Comin Easy: Silverspun Pickup (95-50), f, 2 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 8/17, 5 1/2f, 1:6.78, $36,000. Papa Clem—Transcending: Afendi (95-50), g, 4 yo, Santa Rosa, MCL, 8/18, 6f, 1:12.24, $3,850. Papa Clem—Salah's Jewels: Salah's Diamond (95-50), g, 5 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 8/19, 4 1/2f, 52.29, $3,540. Papa Clem—Fortunee: Orange Poppy (95-50), m, 5 yo, White Pine Racing, MSW, 8/19, 6f, 1:14.60, $2,200. Peppered Cat—Calimagic: Pepper Magic (31-14), c, 3 yo, Sacramento, MCL, 7/21, 6f, 1:11.81, $4,950. Prime Timber—Tiz a Mistress: Act Your Wage (8-1), g, 4 yo, Canterbury Park, MCL, 8/17, 1mi, 1:42.88, $6,300.

Richard's Kid—Mama's Con: Mama's Kid (6-1), f, 2 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 7/20, 5f, 59.01, $36,000. Rocky Bar—Deb's Mojo: Rockin My Mojo (45-21), g, 4 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 8/2, 6f, 1:12.46, $12,000. Second in Command—Lite My Pumpkin: Clean Living (47-18), f, 2 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 7/26, 5 1/2f, 1:6.89, $18,000.

SIERRA SUNSET Daehling Ranch (916) 685 4965 www.daehlingranch.com Sierra Sunset—Hottodi: Sierra Romance (19-6), g, 4 yo, Emerald Downs, MCL, 8/18, 1mi, 1:37.23, $3,520. Slew's Tiznow—La Treizieme: Trapalanda (27-16), g, 3 yo, Del Mar, WMC, 7/22, 6f, 1:11.88, $18,000. Slew's Tiznow—Money Lover: Powder (27-16), f, 3 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 8/19, 6f, 1:11.47, $36,000.

SMILING TIGER Harris Farms (800) 311 6211 www.harrisfarms.com Smiling Tiger—Perfect Feat: Spiced Perfection (19-5), f, 2 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 7/19, 5f, 59.55, $36,000. Smiling Tiger—Chasseur Dame: Hold That Smile (19-5), f, 2 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 8/10, 5f, 59.09, $18,000. Smiling Tiger—La Fille Du Roi: Tiger Mom (19-5), f, 2 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 8/11, 5 1/2f, 1:6.11, $13,800. Sought After—Sweetly Peppered: Sought More Pep (16-7), f, 3 yo, Sacramento, MCL, 7/22, 6f, 1:10.37, $4,950. Square Eddie—Perfect Curls: The Perfect Square (64-25), c, 3 yo, Sacramento, MCL, 7/20, 5 1/2f, 1:4.25, $8,400. Square Eddie—Willapa: Shylock Eddie (64-25), f, 2 yo, Emerald Downs, MSW, 7/23, 5 1/2f, 1:6.30, $10,175. Square Eddie—Chanel My Belle: Beau Square (64-25), f, 3 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 7/26, 5 1/2f, 1:6.03, $36,000. Square Eddie—Once Upon A Grace (IRE): Patience Ofa Saint (64-25), c, 3 yo, Santa Rosa, MCL, 8/20, 1mi (T), 1:38.09, $4,950. Storm Wolf—Amendment (IRE): Plum Lucky (23-9), g, 3 yo, Sacramento, MCL, 7/21, 6f, 1:11.95, $4,400. Storm Wolf—Stormin Mon: Psycho Dar (23-9), g, 2 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 8/11, 5f, 58.87, $18,000.

SUNDARBAN Milky Way Farm (909) 241 6600 milkywaycattle@aol.com Sundarban—Fresh Lemonade: Sun Tea (29-7), c, 2 yo, Emerald Downs, MCL, 8/20, 5 1/2f, 1:5.07, $6,050. Thorn Song—Zoelu: Easy Song (60-24), f, 4 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 7/20, 1mi (T), 1:37.33, $36,000. Thorn Song—Quickly Gone: Raul Rosas (60-24), g, 4 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 7/27, 6 1/2f, 1:18.03, $36,000. Thorn Song—Pogonip: Drinks At Sunset (60-24), g, 3 yo, Santa Rosa, MCL, 8/12, 5 1/2f, 1:5.90, $4,950. Tribal Rule—Tuesdays With P: Tuesdays Supernova (116-67), f, 3 yo, Sacramento, MCL, 7/20, 6f, 1:11.61, $4,400. Tribal Rule—Go Jaylo: Native Jaylo (116-67), f, 2 yo, Santa Rosa, MCL, 8/18, 5f (T), 57.37, $10,500. Unionize—Judys House: House of Chance (9-7), g, 3 yo, Santa Rosa, MCL, 8/3, 5 1/2f, 1:4.98, $3,850. Union Rags—One Smokin' Lady: Smokem (92-25), c, 2 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 7/21, 5f, 59.03, $36,000.

VRONSKY Old English Rancho (909) 947 3911 Vronsky—C. R. Ballerina: Bella Ronski (56-30), f, 4 yo, Santa Rosa, MCL, 8/20, 1mi (T), 1:37.95, $4,950. War Chant—Sharaiji Blossom: Enchanted Jasmine (49-18), f, 3 yo, Santa Rosa, MCL, 8/13, 1mi (T), 1:38.10, $8,400.

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If there is a suspicion of botulism, horses that have been eating from the same feed should be checked at least twice a day

BOTULISM IN HORSES DIGGING THE DIRT ON THE DEADLY TOXIN

BY HEATHER SMITH THOMAS

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otulism is a highly fatal disease that afects humans and animals. Toxins produced by spore-forming bacteria (several types of Clostridium botulinum) found in the environment, generally in the soil, cause botulism. Tese bacteria often live harmlessly in the digestive tracts of plant-eating animals such as horses and cattle. Tey generally do not cause disease in those animals except under certain conditions in which they multiply and create toxins that might kill the animal. Tese bacteria can also

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cause “shaker foal syndrome” in which afected foals become weak and collapse. Dr. Amy Johnson, with the New Bolton Center’s large animal internal medicine department in Pennsylvania, says the neurotoxin produced by these Clostridia is considered the most potent and deadly toxin known to man. “Te interesting thing is that these bacteria are present in the soil all across the U.S. and are just about everywhere,” Johnson said. “Tey only produce the toxin if conditions are right, and the most important factor is lack of oxygen. Tere are also some pH and moisture constraints, but the big factor is an anaerobic environment—with very low oxygen levels.”

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Tis is similar to the conditions that aid toxin formation in other clostridial diseases such as tetanus, blackleg, malignant edema, clostridial myositis, etc. “Horses most commonly get botulism when they ingest the toxin in feed material, usually forage,” said Johnson. “Te most common type of forage where botulism might be a risk would be hay in big bales that was either harvested too moist or stored improperly, with moisture seeping into them. Te inner parts spoil, creating the ideal conditions of moisture and low oxygen environment.’ Botulism spores are often present in hay, whether picked up during harvest or baled along with bits of dirt. If the hay


some other sort of wound with tissue damage and no blood supply to those tissues, creating an anaerobic environment, there is risk for botulism if the wound is contaminated with spores. “If the wound closes over, with a low oxygen environment, the bacteria multiply and grow and produce toxins that are then absorbed by the body,” said Johnson.

Te only specifc treatment — and the one that is often lifesaving — is giving the horse antitoxin.” — Dr. Amy Johnson

Horses could also potentially get botulism from dead animals baled up in hay, with toxins forming in the dead bodies and contaminating the hay around them. An outbreak of type C botulism that killed several horses in California a few years ago was traced back to a hay bale that contained the infected carcass of a rabbit. “Tis is the form that people worry about but is probably one of the least common routes of infection,” Johnson said. Tere are eight diferent types of Clostridium botulinum, which means eight

diferent types of toxins produced. “As far as we know, in the U.S. only three of them typically afect horses,” said Johnson. “Two of those are found commonly in the soil. Type B is most frequently seen east of the Mississippi River, especially in the mid-Atlantic region and Kentucky. Tis is what usually contaminates hay or other forage. On the West Coast we more frequently see type A in the soil. It afects horses the same way, such as when type A spores are in the soil and contaminate big bales of hay. “Te type associated with dead animals is type C. It can be seen sporadically anywhere but is not as common. In our laboratory here, where we do lots of testing for botulism, type C is the least common that we see in horses. “Type B is by far the most common in this part of the country. Some estimates have stated that up to 85% of cases in the U.S. are type B, which means that most of them are in this region and Kentucky, with smaller numbers of type A in regions west of the Mississippi. If you fnd a dead animal in the hay, however, you shouldn’t feed that bale.” SYMPTOMS

“No matter how the toxin gets into the body, it is then disseminated through the bloodstream and acts the same way,” said Johnson. “Te symptoms would be the

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remains dry, there’s no problem. But if enough botulism spores exist in an anaerobic environment, the spores grow and produce toxins. A less common scenario for botulism poisoning is hay that gets fed on muddy or damp ground where horses waste and walk on it and the hay gets packed down. If horses come back later and dig it out of the mud and eat it, there might be enough spores to form toxins. “Horses can also get the disease from eating improperly processed silage or haylage,” said Johnson. “Horses are generally not fed silage or haylage, or haylage in bales, but sometimes people try these feeds and run into problems.” Foals get a slightly diferent form of the disease when they ingest the spores rather than the toxins. “Te spores exist everywhere in the soil,” said Johnson, “and foals are often nibbling around on the ground or sampling everything within reach and might pick up spores. Tese spores can colonize in the intestines. When they start colonizing and growing, that’s when they can produce toxins, which are then absorbed directly from the intestines. We call this form toxico-infectious or shaker foal syndrome.” A third way that horses or other animals can get botulism is similar to tetanus, with spores entering the body through a wound. If the horse gets a puncture or

Left, horses with botulism might exhibit an abnormal stance; contaminated hay, especially in round bales, is an ideal environment for botulism spores

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“By contrast, a horse with botulism can’t pull its tongue back as efectively. If you pull the tongue out the side of the mouth, the horse has a really hard time pulling it back. It takes more than two tries to get it back in, and some of them can’t do it at all.”

you pick up the horse’s tail, he would normally try to clamp it back down, but he might not be able to if he has botulism. TREATMENT

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same, whether it’s a foal or an adult horse. “Usually the earliest signs include inability to swallow, and this is called dysphagia. An adult horse might eat slowly, taking longer to fnish a meal of grain or hay. Because it’s difcult to swallow the food, some might dribble out of the mouth. Sometimes feed or water comes out the nose, as well. “With foals it’s the same problem, but it would be milk coming out through the nose or dribbling out of the mouth. Te foal might be at the udder a lot, trying to nurse. He’s hungry but can’t swallow enough of the milk, so he keeps trying. “Dysphagia is soon followed by obvious signs of weakness in the rest of the body. Tis is a neuromuscular weakness, where the muscles can’t contract properly because the signal from the neurons isn’t getting there. Te toxin prevents the neurons from releasing the neurotransmitter that tells the muscle to contract. As the horse loses the ability of muscles to contract, he gets weaker. “In foals or adults you see muscle tremors, hence the term ‘shaker foal syndrome.’ Te horse has muscle tremors over the body, and as he gets weaker, he starts to have balance problems and might show what is called elephant-on-aball stance, with all four legs close together under the body. Horses do this simply because they are weak and trying to fght gravity. Eventually they spend more time lying down.” Early signs are sometimes misdiagnosed as colic or choke. “It looks like choke because they can’t swallow and there is food coming out of the nose or mouth,” said Johnson. “It can look like colic because they are not eating and are lying down a lot—because if they stand up they are shaking.” Johnson says that the best clinical sign is what’s known as the tongue-tone test. Lack of tongue strength is one of the frst places muscle tone diminishes. “With a normal horse, if you pull their tongue gently out of the mouth and hold it to the side, as soon as you let it go, they pull it right back into their mouth,” said Johnson. “With a normal horse you might not be able to pull it out at all because they have very strong muscles in the tongue.

The best clinical sign of botulism is the tongue test

Another test examines how well the horse can eat grain. “You put eight ounces of sweet feed into a feed pan and ofer it to the horse. A normal horse can consume that amount in less than two minutes, and usually less than a minute. A horse with botulism can’t consume that small amount of grain in less than two minutes and sometimes can’t eat any of it.” Your veterinarian can then do further testing, which might include passing a nasogastric tube, just to make sure there is no esophageal obstruction. “If there is no blockage, the tube goes right down,” said Johnson. “One of the clues that it might be botulism is that it might be difcult at frst to pass the tube because the horse can’t swallow it. If they have a hard time getting the horse to swallow and then the tube goes right down to the stomach with no problems, this is an indication it might be botulism.” Te horse might have other signs of weakness, such as eyelid or tail tone. If

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If you suspect the horse got botulism from eating spoiled feed, don’t let him eat any more of that feed and keep other horses away from it as well. “Botulism often appears in outbreaks,” said Johnson. Minimize stress in the afected horse. Te disease spreads more quickly if the muscles are exhausted, says Johnson, so don’t walk these horses or make them stand if they want to lie down. Te only specifc treatment — and the one that is often lifesaving — is giving the horse antitoxin. “It’s easier today to get the antitoxin product,” said Johnson. “In years past it was harder to fnd. Here at the New Bolton Center, we were initially the only source, and it was quite expensive. It cost at least $2,500 for one unit to treat one horse. If you had an outbreak situation with 10 or 20 horses afected, it would be very costly. Now there are a couple of commercial companies that produce the antitoxin, and the cost has gone down. It should be more available to practitioners.” Te antitoxin must be given immediately, however, or as soon as you suspect the horse has botulism. “You need to fnd a veterinarian who has it in the freezer,” said Johnson. “It’s not something you want to order and wait for. If that’s the only way you can get it, however, it’s better to treat the horse late than not treat it. But if you treat a horse with antitoxin after it has already become recumbent and unable to stand, the chances of survival are quite low. “Sometimes you get lucky and fnd someone who can send you antitoxin by overnight delivery. But if the horse is diagnosed on a Friday night, you might not get it fast enough. In certain areas of the country that see the disease more commonly, or areas where they see cases on a somewhat regular basis, we encourage veterinarians to have the antitoxin and keep it on hand.


“Tere are several types of antitoxin. Te initial product that we produced here was efective against all types (A, B, and C). Te commercial antitoxin produced by Lake Immunogenics in New York is also good for types A, B, and C. Tese will be efective, no matter which type is afecting your horse. Another company called PlasVacc in California produces an antitoxin only labeled for type B. “One good thing about botulism is that it is a disease from which the horse can recover, in contrast to some neurologic diseases from which they don’t recover. With botulism, if you can keep these horses from becoming totally recumbent (and maintain the ability to stand up), support them nutritionally, and keep them hydrated for a couple of weeks, the horse can fully recover.” Te horse needs time to recover from the efects of the toxin, restoring neuromuscular junctions so the neurons can do their job again. “Tis usually takes 10 to 14 days for the horse to regain the ability to eat,” said Johnson. “He might not have full muscle strength for a month or two, but given enough time, he should recover 100% from this disease.” It can be expensive to care for the horse during early recovery, but supportive care is crucial. “Even if the horse is able to stand up without help, if he is unable to eat or drink, you might need your veterinarian to come a couple of times a day to tube the horse with food and water,” said Johnson. “Tis can run up a large bill.”

the same feeds,” said Johnson. “Look at their tongue strength and their ability to eat grain. “By then you might have identifed a source of antitoxin and can treat the other horses immediately and have more chance to save them. In some outbreak situations where all of the horses have been eating the same feeds, veterinarians might even take one of the treatment doses of antitoxin and split it among several horses to treat them preventatively. Tey have eat-

en the same suspect food, but perhaps the toxin hasn’t had time to get to its target in their system. By treating prophylactically, you might be able to prevent signs before they start. “You can’t always know how efective it is because you don’t know which horses have ingested the toxins or if some of them didn’t get any. But this treatment does seem to halt the progression of some outbreaks where we think all the horses might have been exposed.”

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2017 LEADING BREEDERS IN CALIFORNIA BY EARNINGS (THRU AUGUST 21, 2017)

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Breeder

Starts

Wins

Stakes Wins

Nick Alexander Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC Reddam Racing, LLC Terry C. Lovingier Harris Farms Old English Rancho, Patsy Berumen & Sal Berumen Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams Richard Barton Enterprises Joe Turner Old English Rancho Gary Barber Liberty Road Stables Harold Tillema & Pamela Tillema Dizney Double Diamond, LLC Estate of Alesia, BranJam Stables & Ciaglia Racing, LLC Daehling Ranch LLC Madera Thoroughbreds LLC Nick Cafarchia Perry Martin & Steve Coburn Dr. & Mrs. William T. Gray Premier Thoroughbreds LLC & Alan Klein Madeline Auerbach & Barry Abrams KMN Racing Heinz H. Steinmann Donald Valpredo Carol A. Lingenfelter Pamela C. Ziebarth Willow Tree Farm Inc Old English Rancho & Bruce Headley Benjamin C. Warren Madera Thoroughbreds Lou Neve Rod Rodriguez & Lorraine Rodriguez Frank Mermenstein & Tom McCrocklin Legacy Ranch Ballena Vista Farm George Schmitt & Mary Clare Schmitt Thomas W. Bachman William L. Hedrick & Judy Hedrick Rancho San Miguel Milt A. Policzer Premier Thoroughbreds LLC Triple AAA Ranch Brett Mason Dahlberg Farms LLC Jonny Hilvers Red Baron’s Barn & Vaya Con Suerte Old English Rancho & Riggio Eagle Oak Ranch, LLC Andy Stronach M. A. Douzos Running Luck Ranch LLC John Parker Alex Paszkeicz Roy Tyra Sheila McLeod

165 462 173 482 420 135 212 195 48 155 31 149 20 6 5 111 96 66 4 87 7 30 20 111 142 24 17 23 62 94 74 29 69 11 89 37 82 37 57 81 59 46 42 22 60 9 10 7 7 8 13 86 3 55 20 25

31 78 30 56 49 21 30 28 12 21 12 21 7 5 2 16 12 12 1 13 3 5 5 16 15 5 4 5 11 19 18 4 12 2 12 12 11 7 9 13 8 7 8 3 11 4 4 3 2 1 2 7 1 9 3 7

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Leading Earner

S Y Sky ($278,240) Queen Bee to You ($103,980) Ann Arbor Eddie ($221,880) Show It N Moe It ($109,920) Desert Steel ($87,485) What a View ($228,845) Ward ‘n Jerry ($82,913) Roaring Rule ($61,585) Sircat Sally ($464,660) Shehastheritestuff ($118,293) Mr. Hinx ($326,548) More Stormyweather ($56,250) Richard’s Boy ($325,960) Skye Diamonds ($348,920) Ashleyluvssugar ($331,845) Fast and Foxy ($117,833) Got Even ($72,484) My Italian Babbo ($208,181) California Chrome ($250,000) Little Doe ($67,990) Miss Sunset ($266,130) Majestic Heat ($85,500) Grecian Fire ($107,315) Alpenhorn ($33,600) Giro Candito ($26,150) Cuddle Alert ($178,773) Ambitious Brew ($170,200) Moonless Sky ($195,820) K Thirty Eight ($93,641) Warren’s Joe T. ($31,170) Happy Issue ($32,140) Avanti Bello ($109,156) Popular Kid ($57,511) Marckie’s Water ($156,956) Gemini Journey ($42,865) Big Macher ($60,000) Senator Robert ($42,945) Take the One O One ($45,000) Private Terrace ($54,785) Powder ($40,545) Husband’s Folly ($40,442) Spiced Perfection ($53,280) Ticaboo ($62,070) More Power to Him ($126,810) Patriots Rule ($44,353) Algorhythmic ($144,465) Edwards Going Left ($132,705) Starlite Style ($140,760) G. G. Ryder ($136,268) Bodhisattva ($132,050) El Huerfano ($122,900) Pequena Maty ($31,580) Gold Rush Dancer ($124,000) Pepper Crown ($38,836) Gutsy Ruler ($93,712) Ain’t Misbehavin ($64,022)

Earnings

$1,351,758 $1,241,048 $1,172,453 $1,097,217 $1,070,085 $903,601 $863,623 $596,967 $577,698 $545,269 $441,423 $384,885 $353,790 $348,920 $331,845 $303,170 $300,661 $300,205 $293,680 $279,948 $266,130 $256,280 $255,410 $250,693 $223,541 $223,223 $215,370 $213,895 $209,475 $206,868 $206,069 $204,451 $196,016 $195,796 $181,716 $178,689 $173,801 $172,588 $171,579 $160,061 $158,564 $156,693 $155,744 $151,622 $148,735 $146,800 $144,540 $140,760 $136,268 $132,050 $127,435 $126,861 $124,000 $121,285 $119,129 $117,728


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Leading California Sires Lists 2017 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY AVERAGE EARNINGS PER RUNNER

2017 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY MONEY WON

(MINIMUM 10 RUNNERS) Sire

Races Rnrs Won

Earned

Earnings/ Runner

Sire

1 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

Rnrs

Strts

Races Won

184

1013

144

$3,150,176

Earned

1 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

24

17

$951,722

$39,655

2 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

95

448

62

$2,226,245

2 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

56

46 $1,532,287

$27,362

3 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

138

585

83

$2,206,728

3 † Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig

15

8

$397,941

$26,529

4 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

117

564

96

$2,178,327

4 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

27

29

$714,433

$26,460

5 Haynesfeld, 2006, by Speightstown

107

526

71

$1,931,100

5 Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat

13

7

$333,101

$25,623

6 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

56

307

46

$1,532,287

6 Surf Cat, 2002, by Sir Cat

31

23

$773,677

$24,957

7 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

87

451

79

$1,457,413

7 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

95

62 $2,226,245

$23,434

8 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

95

524

69

$1,443,467

9 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

64

258

41

$1,442,152

10 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

126

626

78

$1,299,584

11 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

24

100

17

$951,722

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

64

302

42

$791,913

13 Surf Cat, 2002, by Sir Cat

31

145

23

$773,677

14 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

27

109

29

$714,433

15 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

36

165

31

$631,351 $627,264

8 Bedford Falls, 2003, by Forestry

16

12

$369,439

$23,090

9 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

64

41 $1,442,152

$22,534

10 Tannersmyman, 1998, by Lord Carson

25

18

$492,108

$19,684

11 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

117

96 $2,178,327

$18,618

12 Haynesfeld, 2006, by Speightstown

107

71 $1,931,100

$18,048

31

$631,351

$17,538

184 144 $3,150,176

$17,121

13 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam 14 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

36

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

60

296

30

15 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 87

79 $1,457,413

$16,752

17 † Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

46

203

31

$618,354

16 Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy

14

$351,088

$16,718

18 † Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 56

251

30

$616,703

83 $2,206,728

$15,991

19 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

71

416

53

$612,825

18

$15,367

20 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

57

263

42

$605,600

227

25

$587,478

17 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit 18 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

21 138 21

$322,703

19 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

95

69 $1,443,467

$15,194

21 Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG) 46

20 Elusive Warning, 2004, by Elusive Quality

21

20

$15,039

22 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

41

191

23

$554,235

23 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

59

304

41

$550,558

2017 LEADING TURF SIRES IN CALIFORNIA

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

53

248

32

$543,487

(MINIMUM 50 STARTS)

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

45

221

29

$516,269

26 Tannersmyman, 1998, by Lord Carson

25

142

18

$492,108

27 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

45

219

30

$438,080

60

240

31

$434,786

8

31

5

$432,901

Sire

$315,820

Rnrs Strts Wnrs Wins

Earned

1 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

68 218

24

36 $1,584,222

28 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

2 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

48 120

13

18

$938,946

29 Idiot Proof, 2004, by Benchmark

3 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

30

94

12

16

$934,272

30 † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

39

199

27

$427,471

4 Surf Cat, 2002, by Sir Cat

6

14

2

6

$508,609

31 † Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig

15

61

8

$397,941

5 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

33

77

10

11

$475,727

32 † Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

37

175

29

$397,906

6 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

30

74

5

5

$456,303

33 Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

30

142

19

$383,463

7 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

67 174

12

15

$427,377

34 Bedford Falls, 2003, by Forestry

16

93

12

$369,439

$356,359

35 Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy

21

78

14

$351,088

$336,720

36 Bold Chieftain, 2003, by Chief Seattle

24

100

14

$349,032

$307,908

37 Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat

13

67

7

$333,101

38 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

21

118

18

$322,703

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

31

174

28

$318,385

8

36

6

$316,320

41 Elusive Warning, 2004, by Elusive Quality

21

127

20

$315,820

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

8 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig 9 † Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig 10 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit 11 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

60 148 4 29

9 58

12 1 4

13 2 4

8

12

2

4

$297,930

10

43

4

4

$252,036

13 Idiot Proof, 2004, by Benchmark

3

9

1

2

$250,285

14 Mr. Big, 2003, by Dynaformer

4

7

2

2

$248,925

14

32

6

6

$212,637

12 Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat

15 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

40 Mr. Big, 2003, by Dynaformer

31

161

19

$306,095

43 Time to Get Even, 2004, by Stephen Got Even 26

118

11

$289,243

16 Haynesfeld, 2006, by Speightstown

34

63

2

3

$210,487

44 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

31

156

19

$271,303

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

22

66

7

11

$207,451

45 Coil, 2008, by Point Given

28

106

16

$267,508

18 Bold Chieftain, 2003, by Chief Seattle

9

17

1

4

$200,880

46 Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest

36

177

26

$253,514

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

23

49

8

8

$198,122

47 † Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado

9

50

14

$249,222

20 † Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

19

41

3

6

$188,587

48 Don’tsellmeshort, 2001, by Benchmark

32

183

20

$243,595

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. Racing statistics through August 21, 2017.

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Leading California Sires Lists 2017 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY NUMBER OF WINNERS

2017 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY MEDIAN EARNINGS PER RUNNER (MINIMUM 10 RUNNERS)

Sire

Races Rnrs Won

Sire

Earned

Median

Rnrs

Wnrs

Races Won

Earned

1 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

184

86

144 $3,150,176

1 Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat

13

7

$333,101 $18,031

2 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

117

67

96 $2,178,327

2 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

24

17

$951,722 $15,653

3 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

138

66

83 $2,206,728

3 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

21

18

$322,703 $12,330

4 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

126

56

78 $1,299,584

4 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

95

62 $2,226,245 $12,257

87

50

79 $1,457,413

5 Elusive Warning, 2004, by Elusive Quality

21

20

Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

95

50

69 $1,443,467

6 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

56

46 $1,532,287 $10,745

7 Haynesfeld, 2006, by Speightstown

7 Bedford Falls, 2003, by Forestry

16

12

$315,820 $10,935

5 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

107

45

71 $1,931,100

$369,439

$9,350

8 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

95

39

62 $2,226,245

8 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

184 144 $3,150,176

$8,811

9 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

71

34

53

$612,825

9 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

117

$8,810

10 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

57

31

42

$605,600

96 $2,178,327

10 Proud Tower Too, 2002, by Proud Irish

15

7

$127,865

$8,758

11 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

56

30

46 $1,532,287

11 † Sought After, 2000, by Seeking the Gold

16

11

$233,746

$8,614

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

64

27

42

83 $2,206,728

$8,565

13 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

64

25

41 $1,442,152

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

60

24

30

$627,264

12 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

138

$791,913

13 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

41

23

$554,235

$8,379

14 Skimming, 1996, by Nureyev

15

14

$195,277

$8,347

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

56

24

30

$616,703

15 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

57

42

$605,600

$8,278

Einstein (BRZ), 2002, by Spend a Buck

53

24

32

$543,487

16 Roi Charmant, 2001, by Evansville Slew

16

12

$202,851

$8,178

17 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

60

23

31

$434,786

17 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

36

31

$631,351

$8,161

18 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

59

22

41

$550,558

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

56

30

$616,703

$8,150

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

45

21

29

$516,269

19 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

95

69 $1,443,467

$8,124

20 † Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

46

20

31

$618,354

20 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

87

79 $1,457,413

$7,765

21 † Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

37

19

29

$397,906

21 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

64

41 $1,442,152

$7,754

2017 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY NUMBER OF RACES WON

2017 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY AVERAGE EARNINGS PER START (MINIMUM 100 STARTS)

Sire

Rnrs

Srts

Races Won

Earned

Rnrs

Srts

Earned

Earnings Start

1 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

184 1013

144

$3,150,176

1 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

24

100

$951,722

$9,517

2 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

117

564

96

$2,178,327

2 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

27

109

$714,433

$6,554

3 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

138

585

83

$2,206,728

3 † Game Plan, 1993-15, by Danzig

15

61

$397,941

$6,524

4 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

87

451

79

$1,457,413

Sire

4 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

64

258 $1,442,152

$5,590

5 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

126

626

78

$1,299,584

5 Surf Cat, 2002, by Sir Cat

31

145

$773,677

$5,336

6 Haynesfeld, 2006, by Speightstown

107

526

71

$1,931,100

6 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

56

307 $1,532,287

$4,991

7 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

95

524

69

$1,443,467

8 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

95

448

62

$2,226,245

9 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

7 † Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado

9

8 Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat

13

9 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

95

50

$249,222

$4,984

67

$333,101

$4,972

71

416

53

$612,825

448 $2,226,245

$4,969

10 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

56

307

46

$1,532,287

10 Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy

21

78

$351,088

$4,501

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

64

302

42

$791,913

11 Bedford Falls, 2003, by Forestry

16

93

$369,439

$3,972

Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

57

263

42

$605,600

12 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

117

564 $2,178,327

$3,862

13 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

64

258

41

$1,442,152

13 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

36

165

$631,351

$3,826

59

304

41

$550,558

Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

14 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

138

585 $2,206,728

$3,772

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

53

248

32

$543,487

15 Haynesfeld, 2006, by Speightstown

107

526 $1,931,100

$3,671

16 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

36

165

31

$631,351

16 Bold Chieftain, 2003, by Chief Seattle

24

100

$349,032

$3,490

† Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

46

203

31

$618,354

17 Tannersmyman, 1998, by Lord Carson

25

142

$492,108

$3,466

Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

60

240

31

$434,786

18 Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker

24

73

$240,247

$3,291

60

296

30

$627,264

19 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

87

451 $1,457,413

$3,232

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

56

251

30

$616,703

184 1013 $3,150,176

$3,110

Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

45

219

30

$438,080

20 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

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

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Leading California Sires Lists 2017 LEADING SIRES OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN CALIFORNIA BY MONEY WON Sire

Races Won

2017 LEADING SIRES OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN CALIFORNIA BY NUMBER OF WINNERS Earned

Strts

1 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

22

49

9

$398,258

1 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

22

8

9

$398,258

2 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

20

42

5

$211,504

2 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

20

5

5

$211,504

3 Champ Pegasus, 2006, by Fusaichi Pegasus 10

Rnrs

Wnrs

Earned

24

4

$118,034

3 Champ Pegasus, 2006, by Fusaichi Pegasus

10

4

4

$118,034

2

7

2

$112,665

4 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

14

3

3

$104,400

5 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 14

23

3

$104,400

5 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

5

2

3

$90,413

2

5

2

$98,533

† Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

8

2

2

$66,319

4 Grace Upon Grace, 2007, by Rio Verde 6 Indian Evening, 2009, by Indian Charlie 7 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

5

12

3

$90,413

Einstein (BRZ), 2002, by Spend a Buck

5

2

2

$60,764

14

32

1

$86,537

Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

8

2

2

$59,770

8

15

2

$66,319

U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

6

2

2

$59,509

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

5

11

2

$60,764

Haynesfeld, 2006, by Speightstown

18

2

2

$59,495

11 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

8

14

2

$59,770

11 Grace Upon Grace, 2007, by Rio Verde

2

1

2

$112,665

12 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

6

14

2

$59,509

Indian Evening, 2009, by Indian Charlie

2

1

2

$98,533

13 Haynesfeld, 2006, by Speightstown

18

43

2

$59,495

Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker

14

1

1

$86,537

14 Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat

2

4

1

$54,720

Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat

2

1

1

$54,720

15 Tannersmyman,1998, by Lord Carson

2

7

1

$47,548

Tannersmyman, 1998, by Lord Carson

2

1

1

$47,548

16 Richard’s Kid, 2005, by Lemon Drop Kid

6

14

1

$47,286

Richard’s Kid, 2005, by Lemon Drop Kid

6

1

1

$47,286

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

4

10

1

$39,455

Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (IRE)

4

1

1

$39,455

18 † Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

3

3

1

$38,130

† Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

3

1

1

$38,130

19 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

3

7

1

$35,190

Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

3

1

1

$35,190

20 Comic Strip,1995, by Red Ransom

2

6

1

$34,069

Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

2

1

1

$34,069

21 Time to Get Even, 2004, by Stephen Got Even

7

15

0

$28,914

Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

2

1

1

$27,570

22 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

2

2

1

$27,570

Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

5

1

1

$23,315

8 Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker 9 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

2017 LEADING SIRES OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN CALIFORNIA BY AVERAGE EARNINGS PER RUNNER

2017 LEADING SIRES OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN CALIFORNIA BY NUMBER OF RACES WON Sire

(MINIMUM 5 RUNNERS) Sire

1 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

50

Sire

Races Won

Rnrs

Races Rnrs Won

Earned

Earnings/ Runner

Rnrs

Srts

Races Won

Earned

1 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

22

49

9

$398,258

2 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

20

42

5

$211,504

22

9

$398,258

$18,103

3 Champ Pegasus, 2006, by Fusaichi Pegasus

10

24

4

$118,034

2 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

5

3

$90,413

$18,083

4 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

14

23

3

$104,400

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

5

2

$60,764

$12,153

5

12

3

$90,413

4 Champ Pegasus, 2006, by Fusaichi Pegasus 10

4

$118,034

$11,803

6 Grace Upon Grace, 2007, by Rio Verde

2

7

2

$112,665

5 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

20

5

$211,504

$10,575

Indian Evening, 2009, by Indian Charlie

2

5

2

$98,533

6 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

6

2

$59,509

$9,918

† Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

8

15

2

$66,319

7 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

8

2

$66,319

$8,290

Einstein (BRZ), 2002, by Spend a Buck

5

11

2

$60,764

8 Richard’s Kid, 2005, by Lemon Drop Kid

6

1

$47,286

$7,881

Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

8

14

2

$59,770

9 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

8

2

$59,770

$7,471

U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

6

14

2

$59,509

10 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

14

3

$104,400

$7,457

Haynesfeld, 2006, by Speightstown

18

43

2

$59,495

11 Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker

14

1

$86,537

$6,181

13 Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker

14

32

1

$86,537

12 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

5

1

$23,315

$4,663

Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat

2

4

1

$54,720

13 Time to Get Even, 2004, by Stephen Got Even 7

0

$28,914

$4,131

Tannersmyman, 1998, by Lord Carson

2

7

1

$47,548

14 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

5

0

$20,100

$4,020

Richard’s Kid, 2005, by Lemon Drop Kid

6

14

1

$47,286

15 Haynesfeld, 2006, by Speightstown

18

2

$59,495

$3,305

Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (IRE)

4

10

1

$39,455

16 Calimonco, 2006, by Storm Cat

5

0

$14,115

$2,823

† Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

3

3

1

$38,130

17 Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG)

5

0

$10,863

$2,173

Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

3

7

1

$35,190

18 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

7

0

$3,555

$508

Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

2

6

1

$34,069

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Leading California Sires Lists

2017 LEADING LIFETIME SIRES IN CALIFORNIA (50 OR MORE NAMED FOALS)

Stallion (Foreign Foaled), Year, Sire

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 13 14 15 17 18 20 21 22 23 25 27

30 32 33 34 35 37 39 40 41 42 44

50 51

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

Crops

17 5 8 5 10 5 18 18 12 15 8 9 8 15 2 3 6 9 6 15 10 9 11 9 6 11 17 10 5 5 10 22 3 6 3 14 12 14 6 18 5 5 12 14 5 10 10 15 10 15 5

Avg Named Size Foals

46 13 49 27 19 10 59 15 61 34 14 47 105 48 33 25 33 9 36 51 19 56 55 45 16 34 28 10 149 26 8 13 24 8 66 39 16 21 18 25 46 46 11 11 16 36 17 32 14 23 13

778 66 389 134 190 52 1067 271 737 506 110 419 842 721 65 76 200 84 218 769 189 500 606 403 94 374 480 99 746 128 82 286 73 50 198 542 190 298 110 447 229 232 134 150 81 360 167 483 139 339 65

Runners

582-75% 50-76% 264-68% 106-79% 128-67% 27-52% 822-77% 200-74% 522-71% 301-59% 57-52% 318-76% 536-64% 562-78% 17-26% 34-45% 143-72% 57-68% 134-61% 577-75% 118-62% 243-49% 439-72% 297-74% 70-74% 271-72% 353-74% 72-73% 156-21% 77-60% 54-66% 217-76% 55-75% 34-68% 131-66% 432-80% 141-74% 203-68% 63-57% 330-74% 52-23% 163-70% 83-62% 118-79% 63-78% 271-75% 123-74% 404-84% 77-55% 255-75% 47-72%

2YO Winners

Stakes Winners

Graded Stakes Winners

Progeny Earnings

AEI

Comp Index

417-54% 55-7% 38-58% 9-14% 173-44% 57-15% 78-58% 24-18% 87-46% 13-7% 17-33% 10-19% 583-55% 124-12% 145-54% 40-15% 388-53% 125-17% 210-42% 34-7% 44-40% 0-0% 235-56% 59-14% 391-46% 120-14% 436-60% 107-15% 9-14% 4-6% 23-30% 11-14% 88-44% 27-14% 39-46% 3-4% 89-41% 21-10% 400-52% 117-15% 74-39% 10-5% 176-35% 48-10% 320-53% 98-16% 214-53% 57-14% 57-61% 11-12% 188-50% 44-12% 219-46% 42-9% 54-55% 20-20% 105-14% 10-1% 50-39% 14-11% 40-49% 5-6% 96-34% 19-7% 32-44% 7-10% 21-42% 3-6% 69-35% 25-13% 333-61% 114-21% 88-46% 13-7% 150-50% 46-15% 42-38% 6-5% 260-58% 57-13% 41-18% 9-4% 108-47% 29-13% 57-43% 13-10% 98-65% 8-5% 40-49% 14-17% 200-56% 40-11% 101-60% 28-17% 289-60% 80-17% 45-32% 4-3% 188-55% 46-14% 26-40% 10-15%

43-6% 4-6% 5-1% 11-8% 9-5% 1-2% 52-5% 12-4% 35-5% 12-2% 1-1% 10-2% 31-4% 28-4% 0-0% 3-4% 8-4% 2-2% 5-2% 26-3% 6-3% 7-1% 18-3% 15-4% 3-3% 12-3% 11-2% 2-2% 3-0% 3-2% 1-1% 5-2% 1-1% 1-2% 5-3% 19-4% 3-2% 12-4% 2-2% 17-4% 2-1% 5-2% 2-1% 3-2% 1-1% 4-1% 9-5% 16-3% 1-1% 11-3% 1-2%

12-2% 1-2% 1-0% 1-1% 3-2% 0-0% 15-1% 2-1% 7-1% 4-1% 1-1% 3-1% 6-1% 9-1% 0-0% 1-1% 1-1% 1-1% 2-1% 9-1% 2-1% 1-0% 6-1% 2-0% 0-0% 1-0% 4-1% 1-1% 1-0% 0-0% 1-1% 3-1% 0-0% 0-0% 1-1% 1-0% 1-1% 0-0% 2-2% 3-1% 0-0% 0-0% 1-1% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0% 1-1% 2-0% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0%

$55,064,018 $4,099,178 $25,711,682 $8,033,040 $10,235,216 $1,635,038 $50,210,068 $13,327,795 $34,339,014 $18,054,594 $3,318,680 $20,265,745 $35,891,337 $35,207,214 $467,921 $1,369,991 $6,587,942 $2,964,266 $6,770,006 $31,010,204 $6,512,112 $13,720,556 $20,310,929 $16,104,567 $3,835,723 $14,936,351 $14,951,406 $3,529,550 $7,620,857 $3,480,685 $2,899,759 $7,607,045 $1,721,089 $1,778,126 $4,320,032 $21,413,718 $8,470,632 $8,950,915 $2,781,497 $15,320,311 $2,933,449 $5,811,376 $3,282,792 $4,505,033 $2,666,025 $11,376,070 $5,943,588 $19,153,891 $2,948,475 $10,199,227 $1,754,900

1.95 1.78 1.67 1.64 1.54 1.50 1.31 1.31 1.27 1.26 1.23 1.23 1.21 1.19 1.18 1.18 1.17 1.14 1.14 1.13 1.10 1.07 1.04 1.04 1.02 1.02 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.98 0.98 0.97 0.96 0.95 0.94 0.94 0.92 0.92 0.90 0.87 0.85 0.84 0.84 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.82 0.80

1.22 1.28 1.15 0.95 1.11 1.12 1.47 1.31 1.06 1.06 1.28 1.46 1.71 1.09 1.32 1.16 1.27 0.93 0.98 1.33 0.89 1.16 1.21 0.91 1.32 0.98 1.39 0.93 1.19 1.12 0.63 0.80 1.56 0.91 1.49 0.84 0.90 0.81 1.21 0.79 1.04 1.12 0.79 0.90 1.19 0.97 0.83 1.05 1.02 1.10 0.65

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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Stakes & Sales Dates 2017

2017

REGIONAL RACE MEETINGS Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar

July 19-Sept. 4

Humboldt County Fair, Ferndale

REGIONAL SALE DATES

Aug. 25-Sept. 4

Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley

Aug. 24-Sept. 17

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

Sept. 7-24 Sept. 21-Oct. 1

Santa Anita Park, Arcadia

Sept. 29-Oct. 29

Fresno County Fair, Fresno

Oct. 5-15

Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley

Oct. 18-Dec. 19

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar

OCTOBER 17 BARRETTS FALL SALE OF YEARLINGS AND HORSES OF ALL AGES Pomona, Calif. (EARLY ENTRIES CLOSED AUG. 25, ENTRIES CLOSE SEPT. 1, SUPPLEMENTAL ENTRIES CLOSE OCT. 3)

Nov. 1-28

Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos

Nov. 29-Dec. 19

California-Bred/California-Sired STAKES RACES September–October DEL MAR

LOS ALAMITOS

SANTA ANITA

FRIDAY, SEPT. 1

SATURDAY, SEPT. 9

SATURDAY, OCT. 14

$100,000 I’m Smokin’ Stakes

$75,000 E.B. Johnston Stakes

$100,000 California Distaf

Two-Year-Olds

3-Year-Olds & Up

3-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies and Mares

6 furlongs

1 mile

abt. 6 1⁄2 furlongs (Turf)

FRESNO SATURDAY, OCT. 21 SATURDAY, OCT. 7

$100,000 Harris Farms Stakes

3-Year-Olds & Up

3-Year-Olds & Up

abt. 6 1⁄2 furlongs (Turf)

6 furlongs

52

$100,000 California Flag Handicap

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Stakes & Sales Dates SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017 REGIONAL STAKES RACES

OCTOBER

SEPTEMBER

Date

Track

Stakes (Grade)

Conditions

Distance

Added Value

1

Dmr

I’m Smokin Stakes

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

6 f.

$100,000

2

Dmr

Del Mar Debutante (Gr. I)

2-y-o f.

7 f.

$300,000

2

Dmr

John C. Mabee Stakes (Gr. II)

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

1 ⁄8 m. (T)

$200,000

3

Dmr

Del Mar Derby (Gr. II)

3-y-o

11⁄8 m. (T)

$250,000

1

3

Dmr

Del Mar Juvenile Turf

2-y-o

1 m. (T)

$100,000

4

Dmr

Del Mar Futurity (Gr. I)

2-y-o

7 f.

$300,000 $100,000

4

Dmr

Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf

2-y-o f.

1 m. (T)

4

Dmr

CERF Stakes

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

6 f.

$75,000

5

4

Fer

C.J. Hindley Humboldt County Marathon 3-y-o & up

1 ⁄8 m.

$15,000

9

LA

Beverly J. Lewis Stakes

6 f.

$75,000

3-y-o f.

9

LA

E.B. Johnston Stakes

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

1 m.

$75,000

16

LA

Barretts Debutante

2-y-o f.

61⁄2 f.

$100,000

17

GGF Rolling Green Stakes

3-y-o & up

11⁄16 m. (T)

23

LA

Barretts Juvenile

2-y-o

61⁄2 f.

$100,000

29

SA

Eddie D. Stakes (Gr. III)

3-y-o & up

abt. 61⁄2 f. (T)

$100,000

30

SA

Awesome Again Stakes (Gr. I)

3-y-o & up

11⁄8 m.

$300,000

$50,000

30

SA

Chandelier Stakes (Gr. I)

2-y-o f.

1 ⁄16 m.

$300,000

30

SA

FrontRunner Stakes (Gr. I)

2-y-o

11⁄16 m.

$300,000

1

30

SA

Rodeo Drive Stakes (Gr. I)

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

1 ⁄4 m. (T)

$300,000

30

SA

Zenyatta Stakes (Gr. I)

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

11⁄16 m.

$300,000

30

SA

Unzip Me Stakes

3-y-o f.

abt. 61⁄2 f. (T)

$70,000

30

OTP

Oak Tree Juvenile

2-y-o

1 m. 70 yds.

$75,000

1

1

SA

John Henry Turf Championship (Gr. II)

3-y-o & up

1 ⁄4 m. (T)

$200,000

7

SA

Santa Anita Sprint Championship (Gr. I)

3-y-o & up

6 f.

$300,000

7

SA

Obviously Mile

3-y-o & up

1 m. (T)

$75,000

7

SA

Swingtime Stakes

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

1 m. (T)

$70,000

7

Fno

Harris Farms Stakes

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

6 f.

$100,000

8

SA

L.A. Woman Stakes (Gr. III)

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

61⁄2 f.

$100,000

1

9

SA

Surfer Girl Stakes

2-y-o f.

1 m. (T)

$100,000

9

SA

Zuma Beach Stakes

2-y-o

1 m. (T)

$100,000

14

SA

California Distaff Handicap

3-y-o & up, f. & m. Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired abt. 6 ⁄2 f. (T)

15

SA

Speakeasy Stakes

2-y-o

6 f.

1

15

Fno

The Bulldog Handicap

3-y-o & up

1 ⁄8 m.

21

SA

California Flag Handicap

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

abt. 61⁄2 f. (T)

22

SA

Anoakia Stakes

2-y-o f.

6 f.

28

SA

Twilight Derby (Gr. II)

3-y-o

11⁄8 m. (T)

28

SA

Comma to the Top Stakes

3-y-o & up

1 m.

29

SA

Autumn Miss Stakes (Gr. III)

3-y-o f.

1 m. (T)

1

$100,000 $70,000 $50,000 $100,000 $70,000 $200,000 $70,000 $100,000

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Auburn Laboratories Inc. ........................................................5

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

Backyard Race Horse.............................................................55

Equineline.com ......................................................................37

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

Farm Spotlight .......................................................................47

Barretts ...................................................................................35

Farmers Insurance - Sue Hubbard........................................54

Barton Thoroughbreds..........................................................15

Foal to Yearling Halters-Lillian Nichols ................................55

Bella Equine-Amanda Navarro.............................................55

Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services ..............................55

BG Thoroughbred Farm........................................................13

Golden State Stakes Series...................................................17

Blue Diamond Horseshoe,LLC .............................................11

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

Cal- Bred Yearling Registration Deadline...........................45

Laurel Fowler Insurance Broker Inc ......................................55

Cal-Bred Maiden Bonus Program ......................................IBC

Northern California Stallion Tour............................................8

California Thoroughbred 2018 Stallion Directory ...............12

NTRA /John Deere ................................................................21

Cardiff, Suzanne, Pedigree Research ...................................55

Robins Ranches-Nor Cal Horse Property Specialist ..........54

Classic Silks USA ....................................................................54

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC .........................................3

Cole Ranch .........................................................................7, 54

West Coast Racing Colors/June Gee ..................................54

Daehling Ranch......................................................................54

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STALLIONS

56

Affrmative ..............................................................................13

King of Jazz ............................................................................13

Bluegrass Cat........................................................... OBC

Lightnin N Thunder ...............................................................11

Boisterous.................................................................................3

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

Capital Account .....................................................................13

Misremembered ....................................................................13

Champ Pegasus.....................................................................15

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

Daddy Nose Best...................................................................13

Proud Tower Too....................................................................13

Fighting Hussar......................................................................13

Tiz A Minister .........................................................................13

Hidden Blessing.....................................................................11

Unusual Heatwave .................................................................13

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

Wolfcamp ...............................................................................11

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Viola Jasko

BONITA wins the $50,000 Panama City S at GP

BLUEGRASS FLAG wins the $100,000 New York Stallion S at AQU

THE DOMINANT ACTIVE STALLION IN CALIFORNIA No. 1 Stallion in California in 2017 by Earnings, Wins, Repeat Winners and Blacktype Stakes Wins. No. 46 ranked Stallion Nationally and has one of the least expensive breeding fees of top ranked sires. Over $3,035,00 in Progeny Earnings in 2017. Lifetime average per runner of over $67,000. Global Progeny Lifetime Earnings of $37,932,995. Versatility: Progeny are winning on both Turf and Dirt. BONITA recently won the Panama City H. at GP on the Turf over 1 mile. BLUEGRASS FLAG has earnings of $173,720 in 2017 (3 for 6, incl. 2 Stakes wins) on the Dirt. 2018 Stud Fee: $7,500 Live Foal Storm Cat - She’s a Winner, by A.P. Indy Property of Ballena Vista Farm

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