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HALL OF FAMER UNUSUAL HEAT

SIRES 2017 GRADED WINNERS HOW UNUSUAL AND MAJESTIC HEAT

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From the EXECUTIVE CORNER DOUG BURGE CTBA PRESIDENT

CALIFORNIA CUP TURNS 28

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he California Toroughbred Breeders Association is pleased to announce the 28th running of the California Cup, to be held at Santa Anita Park in conjunction with the Sunshine Millions on Saturday, Jan. 27. Now in its fifth year to be merged and run early in the year instead of the fall, this event will again showcase the top California-bred and California-sired horses, with full fields, larger restricted purses, and very competitive racing. This year the stakes and overnight restricted races on the card have been adjusted in order to offer more lucrative opportunities for different classes of horses. This should encourage increased participation of the horsemen. Total purses will once again ap-

proach $1 million with a 10-race card. Te stakes races for the day include the $200,000 Unusual Heat California Cup Turf Classic Presented by City National Bank; the $150,000 California Cup Sprint; the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint; and the debuting $100,000 California Cup Turf Sprint for 3-year-olds. Te overnight restricted races under consideration are maiden allowance, non-winners of one allowance, and maiden claiming races, all with signifcantly larger purses due to the supplemental support from the Cal-bred Race Fund. Two other historic California Cup stakes, the Derby and Oaks, have been moved back a few weeks on the calendar to provide better spacing between the 2- and now 3-year-old stakes that

have been ofered since last summer. Tese stakes, both with purses of $200,000, will be run on Presidents’ Day, Feb. 19. Te annual California Cup/Sunshine Millions party for breeders, owners, and racing enthusiasts will be held for the frst time in the FrontRunner restaurant. Te Group Sales Department at Santa Anita will be accepting reservations for the party this year. Te details of the party are currently being discussed, and a letter will be mailed to all previous partygoers with instructions. Details will also be available at ctba.com. We thank our loyal sponsor, City National Bank, and our partner, Santa Anita, for all of their support honoring the Cal-bred industry. We hope to see you there!

California Cup/Sunshine Millions Stakes Purse

Stakes

Conditions

Distance

$200,000

Unusual Heat Turf Classic presented by City National Bank

4-y-o & up

1 1/8 m. (T)

$150,000

California Cup Sprint

4-y-o & up

6 f.

$150,000

Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint

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

abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

$100,000

California Cup Turf Sprint Stakes

3-y-o

abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

Feb 19, 2018 Cal Cup Stakes Races Purse

Stakes

Conditions

Distance

$200,000

California Cup Derby

3-y-o

1 1/16 m.

$200,000

California Cup Oaks

3-y-o f.

1 m. (T)

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MINISTERS WILD CAT

OLD TOPPER

Deputy Minister - Hollywood Wildcat, By Kris S. Breeding Line Fee: $4,000 LF 2017 #2 Active California Sire by Progeny Earnings 2017 #2 Active California Sire by 2-Year-Old Earning

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

First 8 crops have earned over $16.7 Million, 80% runners from foals 75% winners from runners 14% Stakes Horses from runners and $54,336 average earnings per runner

OLD TOPPER has more than 49 stakes horses and 26 SW, led by AIN’T NO OTHER ($715,280), 15 wins, 2 to 9, 2017, TOP KISSER ($407,100), TOPPER SHOPPER ($345,476), TIE ROD ($330,220), SIERRA SWEETIE ($316,400), SHESATOPATTRACTION and stakesplaced Top This and That ($422,262)

2017 Stakes performers include MR HINX ($438,548, $200,000 Echo Eddie S., Santa Anita Park, and $150,000 Real Good Deal S., Del Mar Thoroughbred Club), 2nd place fnish in the G1 Santa Anita Sprint Champion Stakes, and the Damascus Stakes Del Mar, Nov 3. Lifetime runners are led by Multiple G2 Winner DOINGHARDTIMEAGAIN ($734,304) Stakes winners TIZ A MINISTER ($481,530) TOLEDO EDDIE ($471,891) SINGING KITTY (398,478)., who sold for $750,000 in the Keeneland Nov Breeding Stock Sale.

KAFWAIN Cherokee Run – Swazi’s Moment, by Moment of Hope Breeding Line Fee: $2,500 LF

Ranked Among the Leading Sires in California Average Earnings Index (AEI) for two-year-olds = 1.26 Lifetime average earnings per starter $45,046 Lifetime progeny earnings over $20.6 Million and the sire of 39 black type performers led by G1 winner and millionaire DAISY DEVINE ($1,095,892)

A Perennial California Leading Sire

77% starters from foals and an average of almost $49,773 per starter Lifetime Progeny Earnings $21.5 Million plus.

BOISTEROUS Distorted Humor - Emanating, By Cox’s Ridge Breeding Line Fee: $5,000 LF

The only G1 winning millionaire Son of Two-time Champion Distorted Humor Standing in California Out of the multiple graded stakes-placed mare EMANATING ($273,030) by COX’S RIDGE. EMANATING is a half sister to NYRA Mile Handicap (G1) winner GOLD FEVER (sire) First foals will be 2-year-olds of 2018


STANFORD TOP-CLASS SON OF MALIBU MOON WITH A TOP-CLASS SIRE’S PEDIGREE. SECOND LEADING EARNER OF ALL TIME BY MALIBU MOON By leading sire MALIBU MOON, sire of over 100 SW’s including Orb, Devil May Care, Life At Ten, Gormley, AskTheMoon, Declan’s Moon, Carina Mia, Malibu Mint, Malibu Prayer, Eden’s Moon etc. From the immediate family of: TALE OF THE CAT (Champion 2yo sire), JOHANNESBURG (sire of SCAT DADDY), PULPIT (sire of TAPIT), ROUND TABLE (Champion sire).

1st Charles Town Classic Stakes-Gr.2, 9f., Charles Town, by 2 lengths (PICTURED). 1st Harlan’s Holiday Stakes-Gr.3, 8½f., Gulfstream Park, by 3 lengths from Gr.1 Travers Stakes winner Keen Ice. 1st Challenger Stakes-L, 8½f., Tampa Bay Downs, by 3¼ lengths, (NTR 1:41.75) 1st Long Branch Stakes-L, 8½f., Monmouth Park, by 1¼ lengths. 1st 3yo Allowance, 6f., Gulfstream, by 1½ lengths. $550,000 PURCHASE AT BARRETTS 1st Maiden, 5f., Monmouth Park, on 2yo debut, by 1½ lengths. MARCH SELECT TWO-YEAR-OLD SALE 2nd Louisiana Derby-Gr.2, 9f., Fair Grounds, btn ¼ length. “one of three horses to work an 2nd Gulfstream Park Handicap-Gr.2, 8f., Gulfstream, eighth of a mile in :9 4/5” TDN btn a head. STANFORD USES SPEED TO CAPTURE CHARLES TOWN CLASSIC

STANFORD WIRES THE HARLAN’S HOLIDAY Stanford (Malibu Moon) may have stamped his ticket to the $12-million GI Pegasus World Cup Jan. 28 with a decisive gate-to-wire victory in Gulfstream’s GIII Harlan’s Holiday Stakes ... ticked off comfortable opening fractions of :24.61, :48.94 and 1:12.46 under a motionless John Velazquez. Showing the way into the lane, the bay readily responded when asked for more by his Hall of Fame pilot, skipping away from his rivals to win by three lengths.

Charles Town, W.Va. – Trainer Todd Pletcher said earlier in the week he thought Stanford was a good ft for the Grade 2 Charles Town Classic because of his tactical speed ... Stanford rolled to the lead under Javier Castellano at the outset of the $1.25 million Classic and was never headed ... was able to open a clear lead entering the stretch and ultimately scored by two lengths.

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Contents

FEATURES

22 CTBA HALL OF FAME

28 San Luis Rey Fire 32 Majestic Heat Wins Bayakoa Stakes

Te late Unusual Heat and Brad McKinzie are the honorees who will be inducted into the California Toroughbred Breeders Association Hall of Fame in 2018.

34 How Unusual Wins Red Carpet Handicap

PRESIDENT DOUG BURGE VICE CHAIRPERSON TERRY C. LOVINGIER

38 When Mares Can’t Nurse

TREASURER TIM COHEN

48 Golden State Race: King Glorious Stakes

SECRETARY KATE BARTON DIRECTORS 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

50 Golden State Race: Soviet Problem Stakes

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

52 Golden State Race: Cary Grant Stakes

CONTROLLER THOMAS R. RETCHLESS

RON MESAROS

SALES COORDINATOR/MEMBERSHIP CAL CUP COORDINATOR COOKIE HACKWORTH REGISTRAR/INCENTIVE PROGRAM MANAGER MARY ELLEN LOCKE ASSISTANT REGISTRAR DAWN GERBER EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/EVENT COORDINATOR CHRISTY CHAPMAN ADVERTISING MANAGER/PRODUCTION COORDINATOR LORETTA VEIGA WEB SITE MANAGING EDITOR KEN GURNICK LIBRARIAN/RECEPTIONIST/SUBSCRIPTIONS VIVIAN MONTOYA RACETRACK LIAISON SCOTT HENRY California Thoroughbred (ISSN 1092-7328) is published monthly in Lexington, KY by Blood-Horse LLC, 3101 Beaumont Centre Circle, Lexington, KY 40513. Periodicals postage paid at Lexington, KY and at additional mailing offces. POSTMASTER: Send address change to the California Thoroughbred, P.O. Box 60018, Arcadia, CA 91066-6018 Subscriptions - $55.00 per year USA $85.00 per year Canada & Mexico

DEPARTMENTS

6 News Bits 16 CTBA News 18 CTBA Calendar 20 California Toroughbred Foundation 66 Winners 80 Leading Breeders in California 82 Lists of Leading Sires in California

54 Focus on the Future: Mary Ellet 56 Barretts January Sale Preview 58 Standout Employee: Dr. Stacy Potter 62 Member Profle: Madeline and Harris Auerbach 72 Health: Headshaking in Horses

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COLUMNS

1 From the Executive Corner

ARTIST DAVID YOUNG

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96 Advertising Index

ON THE COVER

90 Stakes/Sales Calendar

UNUSUAL HEAT: RON MESAROS; HOW UNUSUAL AND MAJESTIC HEAT: © BENOIT PHOTOS

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

COMING NEXT MONTH! Results of Sunshine Millions/Cal Cup Day

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GRAZEN

Benchmark - Hazen, by Rubiano 2018 FEE: $5,000 LIVE FOAL

CALIFORNIA’S #1 LIVING STALLION WITH A 1.77 AEI AND RUNAWAY LEADER BY EARNINGS PER RUNNER, MEDIAN EARNINGS PER RUNNER AND EARNINGS PER START.

©Lisa Allen Sire of 2017 Graded SW ENOLA GRAY (7 wins, 2017, $573,100) won $100,000 Wilshire S.-G3 at Santa Anita, $200,000 Melair S., $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint S., $100,000 Irish O’Brien S. and $100,000 California Distaff, all at Santa Anita and $150,000 Fleet Treat S. at Del Mar. Also SW/Multiple SP GRAZEN SKY ($439,686) won $100,000 Silky Sullivan S. at Santa Anita, 2nd $200,000 Echo Eddie S. , Del Mar’s $100,000 Cary Grant S. , Santa Anita’s $100,000 Tiznow S., 3rd $100,000 Los Angeles S.-G3, etc.; $100,000 California Distaff H. winner BARBARA BEATRICE ($308,534); TOUGH IT OUT ($292,176, Echo Eddie S.), plus two-time $200,000 SW S Y SKY ($278,240) won in her racing debut the $200,000 Evening Jewel S. Siring 70% winners/starters, GRAZEN ’s runners average $79,308 in earnings, over 22 times his fee. GRADED STAKES WINNER BY LEADING SIRE BENCHMARK GRAZEN set all the fractions to win Hollywood’s $100,000 Grade 3 Affrmed H. by 2. lengths posting a 103 Beyer over Grade 1 Santa Anita H. winner MISREMEMBERED . He won Del Mar’s $100,000 Listed El Cajon S. beating Grade 1-pl, Grade 2 SW CHOCOLATE CANDY GRAZEN broke his maiden in the NTRA Stakes setting fractions of :21.98, 1:07.76 and 1:13.89 in 6 ½ f, posting a Triple Digit Beyer over Grade 1 SW M ONE RIFLE.

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NewsBits

CURRENT CALIFORNIA

SIRES OF STAKES WINNERS

FAST AND FOXY WINS SECOND BEAR FAN Fast and Foxy added a second consecutive victory in the $75,000 Bear Fan Stakes for California-breds and California-sired runners at Golden Gate Fields. Te 2010 mare led throughout the Dec. 9 race to score by a half-length as the 3-2 favorite while ridden by Catalino Martinez. Joe Daehling’s Daehling Ranch bred Fast and Foxy, a daughter of Tisnearlywasmine—Zorra Roja, by Falstaf, in California, and Daehling owns her with trainer Holly Evans. Fast and Foxy completed the six furlongs in 1:09.43 while defeating Cuddle Alert. Run for Retts fnished third. In between her two Bear Fan wins, Fast and Foxy also won the 2017 Camilla Urso Stakes at Golden Gate. She has captured 16 of 46 races, with eight seconds and nine thirds, for earnings of $513,805.

STALLION

FOALS OF RACING AGE

SWs

UNUSUAL HEAT (1990) †

790

55

TRIBAL RULE (1996) †

780

47

BENCHMARK (1991) †

757

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BLUEGRASS CAT (2003)

890

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STORMIN FEVER (1994) †

810

33

SWISS YODELER (1994) ¥

797

31

GAME PLAN (1993) †

455

25

OLD TOPPER (1995)

561

25

SEA OF SECRETS (1995) †

505

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KAFWAIN (2000)

650

22

MINISTERS WILD CAT (2000)

418

22

ROCKY BAR (1998)

175

22

DECARCHY (1997) †

384

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WESTERN FAME (1992) †

315

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ATTICUS (1992)

497

15

COMIC STRIP (1995)

348

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BIRDONTHEWIRE (1989) †

294

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Indicates stallions who have died or have been retired from stud.

RYAN THOMPSON

● Indicates stallions who have moved out of state but have California-bred 2-year-olds of this year.

Santa Anita Programs Designed for Full Fields Beginning with its 2017-18 winter meeting Santa Anita has implemented a program called “Ship and Stay” as well as new race conditions. Both are designed to boost feld size. Te “Ship and Stay” program has been patterned after Del Mar’s successful “Ship and Win” program, and Santa Anita and Te Stronach Group are the sole funding entities. It provides ongoing bonuses to trainers and owners who bring horses to Santa Anita from out of state, the bonuses paid to the connections who originally bring the horses, even if the horse is claimed. Horses eligible for the program must be registered for it with the Santa Anita racing ofce, have last started outside of California, and have not raced in the state over the past 12 months. Te owner and trainer will divide a 20% purse bonus for the horse’s frst start at Santa Anita. Tis percentage does not include any California-bred bonus. Te horse will earn an additional 10% purse bonus or $1,000, whichever is higher, after its second and third start. Te two new conditions are as follows: · Restricted maiden special weight races for 2- and 3-year-olds. 6

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

Tese races will be available to homebreds and horses that have been sold at public auction for $100,000 or less. (Purses on all maiden special weight races, restricted or otherwise, will be the same.) · Restricted claiming races of $20,000 or less, for 3-year-olds and up, will be ofered to trainers who have 20 stalls or fewer. “Te goal with both of these race conditions is to try and open up our game to those owners and horsemen who are breeding, claiming, and buying at auction,” said Rick Hammerle, Santa Anita’s vice president of racing, “but often face limited opportunities to protect their investments while running in competitive spots.”

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


ENTERING STUD FOR THE 2018 BREEDING SEASON

THE FIRST SONS OF WAR FRONT & MEDAGLIA D’ ORO TO STAND IN CALIFORNIA

WAR ENVOY War Front – La Conseillante, by Elusive Quality Fee $5,000 LF Stakes winning son of Leading Sire WAR FRONT the #1 leading sire of two-year-old’s in the US and #2 in the world WAR ENVOY, emerged from his debut victory in April of his 2-year-old season to become one of Europe’s leading juveniles in 2014. He placed in a trio of group events before shipping to Santa Anita Park for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1T), where he was beaten just four lengths as the favorite after a brutal trip. The colt continued to show his toughness and versatility throughout three subsequent seasons, racing at 15 different tracks, in fve countries, and on dirt and turf. He earned nearly $500,000. Full sister sold for $750,000 in the Keeneland September Sale to Cheveley Park Stud From the family of WINNING COLORS, WAR ENVOY brings to California a pedigree of class

SABURO Medaglia D’ Oro – Kid Majic, by Lemon Drop Kid Fee $3,500 LF A $600,000 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds-in-training sale purchase, which was the second-highest price for a colt at the auction. He is out of the Lemon Drop Kid mare, Kid Majic, who hails from the family of Eclipse champion PROUD SPELL. Kid Majic is also the dam of MISS MISCHIEF, a multiple stakes winner of nearly $523,000. “His dam has a BERNARDINI and a nice TAPIT in the pipeline. 2-year-old stakes winner Dak Attack, who is undefeated and should be on the (Kentucky) Derby trail next spring.”

Both Stallions will have the support of Ruis Racing Stable and Tommy Town Thoroughbreds For more information on private sales contact Mike Allen (805) 686-4337 5699 Happy Canyon Road, Santa Ynez CA 93460 E-mail: info@tommytownfarms.com / www.tommytownfarms.com


NewsBits THIS MONTH IN

Final Fling

10 YEARS AGO Just eight days before he received the Eclipse Award as the champion apprentice jockey of 2007, Joe Talamo guided California-bred FINAL FLING to victory in the Santa Ysabel Stakes at Santa Anita Jan. 13, 2008. Owned by Michael House and trained by Jeff Mullins, Final Fling went off at 10-1 in the 11⁄16mile Santa Ysabel. She raced in fourth early and took the lead deep in the stretch to defeat Grace Anatomy by 11⁄4 lengths in 1:41.96. William Peeples bred the daughter of Bertrando—Lily La Belle, by Java Gold. House bought Final Fling from Peeples for $100,000 at the 2007 Barretts May 2-year-old sale. After the Santa Ysabel, Final Fling fnished third in the Santa Anita Oaks (G1) to Ariege and Cal-bred Golden Doc A. She ultimately won two of nine starts for earnings of $181,204.

GRADED STAKES PLACING FOR NORTHERN SALE GRAD Camino Del Paraiso, a graduate of the California Toroughbred Breeders Association’s Northern California yearling sale, became graded stakes-placed when he fnished third in the $102,025 Berkeley Handicap (G3) at Golden Gate Fields Nov. 25. Te California-bred gelding closed ground from 11th to third behind Editore and Force. Sold for $5,000 at the 2014 sale, Camino Del Paraiso is a 2013 son of Suances—Loni’s Appeal, by Successful Appeal. Red Baron’s Barn bred Camino Del Paraiso, who is owned by Glen Road Racing and Herb Moniz and is trained by O.J. Jauregui. Te gelding has won three of 18 starts, with fve seconds and two thirds, for total earnings of $161,367.

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25 YEARS AGO

TRACY GANTZ

CALIFORNIA-BRED GEORGIE BOY, winner of such races as the 2007 Del Mar Futurity (G1), continues his show-horse career with a win and a second in jumping competition at the 2017 CARMA Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show Holiday Classic at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Cambrienne Garcelli rides the gelding for owner Pam Gomez.

HISTORY

©BENOIT PHOTO

Digital foal certifcates are replacing hard copies of foal certifcates, beginning with the 2018 foal crop, noted Te Jockey Club. Breeders, as well as those who act as agents for breeders, who do not already have an Interactive Registration account should sign up for one at the following address: registry.jockeyclub.com. “We encourage those who manage certifcates of foal registration to sign up for an Interactive Registration account between now and early 2018 if they have not already done so,” said Matt Iuliano, executive vice president and executive director of Te Jockey Club. “Te use of digital foal certifcates will allow foal papers to be easily transferred between entities at the click of a button, and we are looking forward to implementing this much-needed change.” More information about digital foal certifcates will be made available in early 2018 before they are ofcially launched in the spring.

BAY MEADOWS PHOTO

Foal Certifcates Now Digitized

California-bred EL ATROZ relished a muddy track to score a 10-1 upset in the El Camino Real Derby (G3) at Bay Meadows Jan. 23, 1993. In against odds-on favorite Lykatill Hil, trained by Art Sherman, El Atroz and jockey Rafael Meza came from well back to post a length victory over Cal-bred Offshore Pirate in 1:43.77 for 11⁄16 miles. Lykatill Hil fnished third. Jose Silva trained El Atroz for the Cuadra TYT stable of brothers Alfonso and Jose Antonio Lanzagorta. Cuadra

El Atroz TYT bred the gelded son of Timeless Native—Black Star, by Weimar. El Atroz was completing a double of the El Camino Real Derby and California Breeders’ Champion Stakes, following in the footsteps of fellow Cal-bred Snow Chief. “I’ve been telling everyone this is a very good horse and they had him to beat,” said Silva after the race. El Atroz throughout his racing career earned $320,875.

50 YEARS AGO Mr. and Mrs. Hastings Harcourt’s Flag Is Up Farms won the Los Feliz Stakes with California-bred SHARIVARI at Santa Anita 50 years ago. The Jan. 11, 1968, race was only the third start of Sharivari’s career. Ridden by Alvaro Pineda and trained by Farrell Jones, Sharivari captured the 61⁄2-furlong Los Feliz by a neck over Dignitas, a son of Round Table owned by William Haggin Perry. Dr. B.K. Baker bred Sharivari, a son of What’s Ahead—Imbrosecco, by Imbros. The Harcourts purchased Sharivari from Baker for $5,000 at the 1966 California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Del Mar yearling sale. Sharivari also won the 1968 San Jacinto Stakes and fnished third in the 1969 Coronado Stakes. He later raced in New Zealand, where he became one of the few horses ever to win both the prestigious Telegraph Handicap and Railway Handicap.


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NewsBits STALLION

NEWS ■ Street Life Moves to Bean Acres

Terry Lovingier has purchased a majority interest in Stay Thirsty, who will stand at Lovingier’s Lovacres Ranch in Warner Springs for 2018. Mike Repole has retained a 10% interest in the stallion, and Stay Thirsty will stand for $5,000. Formerly standing at Ashford Stud, from which Lovingier bought the interest, Stay Thirsty is already the sire of fve black-type winners, including multiple graded winner Coal Front and Peruvian multiple grade 1 winner Golden Leaf. His other black-type winners are Cosmo Charlie, Princess Karen, and Jocker Justice. While racing for Repole Stable, Stay Thirsty won fve of 17 races, with fve seconds and one third, for earnings of $1,936,000. Todd Pletcher trained him to victories in the 2011 Travers Stakes (G1), Jim Dandy Stakes (G2), Gotham Stakes (G3), and 2012 Cigar Mile Handicap (G1). Stay Thirsty also fnished second in the 2011 Belmont Stakes (G1) and twice placed in the Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (G1). John D. and John Darren Gunther bred Stay Thirsty, a 2008 son of Bernardini—Marozia, by Storm Bird. “Stay Thirsty brings a ton of pedigree and is a big alternative to a lot of stallions out here,” said Lovingier. “He provides one more opportunity for California breeders to get a good horse.”

COURTESY ASUNCION PINEYRUA

■ Stay Thirsty to Lovacres

California stallion Street Life has been moved to Bob and Luanne Bean’s Bean Acres in Norco for the 2018 season. He is standing for $2,500. Winner of the 2012 Broad Brush and Curlin stakes, Street Life fnished third in that year’s Peter Pan Stakes (G2) and earned a total of $237,735. The 2009 son of Street Sense—Stone Hope, by Grindstone, entered stud in 2013. Street Sense won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) and Kentucky Derby (G1). Stone Hope is a half sister to $726,797-earner and graded winner Brilliant and also to the dam of group 2 stakes winner Spirit of Valor.

■ Misremembered to Barton Misremembered, a millionaire winner of the Santa Anita Handicap (G1), has moved to Barton Thoroughbreds in Santa Ynez for the 2018 breeding season. He is standing for $2,500. A 2006 son of Candy Ride out of the stakes-winning Quack mare Beyond Perfection, Misremembered won the 2009 Indiana Derby (G2) and Swaps Stakes (G2). The following season he added the Santa Anita Handicap, and at 5 he captured the Santana Mile Stakes for total earnings of $1,306,709. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert bred and trained Misremembered, who raced for Baffert’s wife, Jill, and George Jacobs. Misremembered’s winners include 2016 Turf Paradise Derby winner Nightly News and multiple graded stakes-placed Dazzling Gem.

STORMBERG Storm Cat – Serena’s Song, by Rahy 2018 FEE: $2,500 LF

By Graded Stakes Winning Sire of Sires STORM CAT Out of Eclipse Champion Filly SERENA’S SONG

By 2-time leading sire and sire of sires, STORM CAT, sire of 110 GSWs, 8 champions, including GIANT’S CAUSEWAY (Grade 1, $3,078,989), STORM FLAG FLYING (Grade 1, $1,951,828), SWEET CATOMINE (Grade 1), etc. Out of Champion 3-Year-Old Filly SERENA’S SONG (10 winners from 13 to race, 14 total foals), dam of Grade 1 winner SOPHISTICAT, Grade 2 winners HARLINGTON and GRAND REWARD, Grade 3 winner SCHRAMSBERG, etc. STORMBERG brought $450,000 as a yearling at KeeSep 2009. Career earnings of $108,865 and 14 starts with 2 wins, 2 seconds and 2 thirds

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THE #1 SIRE IN CALIFORNIA

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KATHBALLU wins the $125,000 Spring Fever S at OP

BLUEGRASS FLAG wins the $100,000 Cicada S at AQU

The Leading Sire in California & the West Coast, by Number of Winners, Repeat Winners and Overall Earnings in 2017 Sire of 2017 Stakes winners; Kathballu – won the $125,000 Spring Fever Stakes at Oaklawn Park over 5½f Bonita – won the $75,000 Wasted Tears Stakes at Gulfstream Park over 1 1/16th miles Bluegrass Flag - won the $100,000 Cicada Stakes over 6f at Aqueduct From only 8 crops of Racing Age: Progeny earnings of $39,963,348 Including Global earnings of $5,146,204 in 2017 - to date Speed Gene Test Result: C:T (Middle) Racing Statistics through 12/18/17

2018 Stud Fee: $7,500 Live Foal Storm Cat - She’s a Winner, by A.P. Indy Property of Ballena Vista Farm and Wellspring Stable LLC

Farm Manager: Miguel Jimenez

Nominated to the Breeders’ Cup

Inquiries to: Jeanne Davis


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■ Empire Way’s Fee Empire Way is standing the 2018 season for a reduced fee of $2,500. The son of Empire Maker—Delta Princess, by A.P. Indy, stands at Terry Lovingier’s Lovacres Ranch in Warner Springs. Empire Way is graded stakes placed and a full brother to multiple champion Royal Delta.

■ Bedford Falls at Tommy Town Bedford Falls, the sire of stakes winner Cuddle Alert, has been moved to Tommy Town Thoroughbreds in Santa Ynez, where he will stand for $2,000. A 2003 son of Forestry—Christmas in Aiken, by Affrmed, Bedford Falls is a half brother to Harlan’s Holiday, a grade 1 winner and a major sire before his death in 2013. Bedford Falls won three of 15 starts, with three seconds and four thirds, for earnings of $115,620. Cuddle Alert, a 2011 mare, won the 2017 Spring Fever Handicap and most recently fnished second in the 2017 Bear Fan Stakes. She has earned $328,534. Bedford Falls has also sired multiple stakes-placed Wonderful Lie, an earner of $318,264.

■ Roi Charmant to Rancho Temescal Roi Charmant, the sire of multiple stakes-placed Gangnam Guy, has moved to Rancho Temescal in Piru for the 2018 season. A 2001 son of Evansville Slew—Cantina, by Seattle Dancer, Roi Charmant has also sired Princess Roi, third in the 2017 California Cup Oaks, and stakes-placed Slew’s Charm. The multiple graded stakes-placed stallion entered stud in 2010 after earning $337,678 on the track.

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Joseph A. Duffel Joseph A. Duffel, a longtime owner and breeder of California-breds, owner of Wheatland Farm, and a builder and real estate developer in the Bay Area, died of cancer Dec. 1 at his home. He was 93. “Joe was an interesting person and did love horse racing,” said fellow owner/breeder John Harris. “I was on the Tanforan board with him years ago. He had a great sense of humor.” Duffel’s Wheatland Farm, in Wheatland, stood such horses as Northern Devil, a son of Forty Niner—Devil’s Orchid, by Devil’s Bag. Duffel was actively involved in the Thoroughbred industry for more than 35 years. His homebreds include Calbred Nevada Worrier, a multiple stakes winner and earner of $181,243. Born in Lakeview, Texas, Duffel and his fve siblings all graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. Duffel began his college education with a full scholarship to Baylor University. World War II interrupted his college education, and he served in active duty in the Pacifc. After the war he completed his education at Berkeley. In 1954 Duffel founded the Duffel Financial and Construction Company and worked as its CEO up until the fnal days of his illness. He ran for the state senate in 1966 and worked for Ronald Reagan’s 1968 presidential campaign. Duffel served as a delegate to four Republican conventions and for 12 years on the California Transportation Commision, one of many boards on which he served.


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2018 Stud Fee: $1,500 Live Foal Storm Cat - Sweet Life, by Kris S. Property of Ballena Vista Farm and Mr. & Mrs. Martin J. Wygod

Farm Manager: Miguel Jimenez

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Canadian classic winner and champion Shaman Ghost retires to stud in California

City Wolf is a Giant’s Causeway half brother to successful sires Ghostzapper and City Zip

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Frank Stronach, whose Te Stronach Group runs Santa Anita and Golden Gate Fields, has announced that Shaman Ghost will stand in California in 2018. In addition, Stronach’s son, Andy, has headed a deal to bring North Light and City Wolf to the Golden State. Te Stronach family has committed to help strengthen California-bred breeding opportunities with the infusion of stallions from their programs. In October, Frank Stronach announced that he was putting his Kentucky Adena Springs Farm up for sale, reducing his breeding stock in Kentucky, and sending some to both California and Maryland. Stronach announced that he would stand Shaman Ghost, a son of his homebred 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, for $10,000. “He will be very exciting for the California breeders,” Stronach told BloodHorse Daily. “I don’t know where he will stand yet.” Adena Springs bred Shaman Ghost in Ontario, Canada, from the stakes-placed Gilded Time mare Getback Time. A winner of eight races in 17 starts, Shaman Ghost proved victorious in such races as the 2016 Santa Anita Handicap (G1) and Woodward Stakes (G1). He captured the 2015 Queen’s Plate Stakes and was named Canada’s champion 3-year-old male. Shaman Ghost has earned $3,859,311. “We have Ghostzapper in Kentucky, and I really want to do something out in California,” Stronach told BloodHorse Daily. “Tis is a horse that won the Santa Anita Handicap; he won a graded stakes in New York; he’s a Canadian champion; and he fnished second in the Pegasus World Cup (G1), so really he could stand anywhere.” Shaman Ghost will be standing his frst season at stud in 2018 while North Light and City Wolf are relocating to California. Andy Stronach will stand those two

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Stronach Stallions to Stand in California

Epsom Derby winner North Light brings the Danehill sire line to EF1 Farms

stallions at EF1 Farms in Hemet, formerly Brazeau Toroughbred Farms. Horse products businessman and breeder Eric Yohan recently acquired the property. “You have to look out for the state breeder or you won’t have horse racing,” Andy Stronach told BloodHorse Daily. “California is not going to get slots, so racing secretaries will have to get creative in how they write races, and you have to

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get more horses bred locally.” Winner of such races as the 2004 Vodafone Epsom Derby (G1), North Light is a 2001 Irish-bred son of Danehill—Sought Out, by Rainbow Quest. City Wolf, a 2007 son of Giant’s Causeway—Baby Zip, by Relaunch, is a half brother to top sires Ghostzapper and City Zip. North Light previously stood in Kentucky and Ontario. His black-type winners include such California graded stakes winners as Chips All In and Celtic New Year. City Wolf won from seven furlongs to 11⁄8 miles, and he captured the 2011 Durham Cup Stakes (G3) en route to earnings of $293,686. North Light will stand for $5,000, and City Wolf will stand for $2,500.


DIXIE CHATTER

Grade 1 Winner from Classic Sire Line

Sire of Stakes winner FOREST CHATTER - earning $269,545 Sire of YOY ME who won the Gene Fleming Breeders’ Derby at Turf Paradise Progeny earnings of $600,011 in 2017 - to date Has a strike rate of 40% winners to runners in 2017 Second Highest Weight Colt or Gelding on the Experimental Free Handicap as a Two-year-old Versatility – Progeny have Won on Dirt and Turf, over Distances from 5 Furlongs to 1 1/16 Miles Speed Gene Test Result: C:T (Middle) Racing Statistics as of 12/18/17

2018 Stud Fee: $2,500 Live Foal

Dixie Union - Mini Chat, by Deputy Minister Property of Ballena Vista Farm, River Edge Operating LLC, and H S Stable LLC

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CTBA working for you

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

Make Plans for California Cup/ Sunshine Millions Day California-breds and California-sired horses will take the spotlight at Santa Anita Saturday, Jan. 27, for California Cup/Sunshine Millions. Te event will be held the same day as the $16 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park. Group sales at Santa Anita will be accepting reservations for the party this year. Te details are being worked out now, and a letter with instructions as to how to reserve a table or tables in Te FrontRunner will be mailed to all previous partygoers at the frst of the year. If you have any questions, please email Cookie Hackworth at cookie@ctba.com.

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CTBA MEMBERS Robert Ambridge Temecula, CA Gary Brady Des Moines, WA Bill and Sharon Brown Elverta, CA Cuevas-Montenegro Thoroughbreds LLC Alhambra, CA Cassie and Keenan Freeman Claremont, CA

CAL-BRED CHAMPIONS TO BE CELEBRATED

THANK YOU, STALLION OWNERS

The California-bred champions of 2017 will be honored at the CTBA Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner. The activities will be held Feb. 12 in the Chandelier Room at Santa Anita. In addition, Brad McKinzie and Unusual Heat will be inducted into the CTBA’s Hall of Fame. The business meeting will begin at 4 p.m., followed by a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. and the awards dinner at 6 p.m. The dinner will include the awards for California’s leading sires and Breeder of the Year, 2017 Trainer of the Year, Broodmare of the Year, and Horse of the Year. For reservations, contact Christy Chapman at 626-445-7800 x 247 or christy@ctba.com.

The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association thanks the many stallion owners for their donations that made the 2017 Annual Stallion Season Auction a success. By law, proceeds from the auction go strictly toward the lobbying expenses of the CTBA, working in support of legislation that favorably impacts California Thoroughbred breeders. The sale featured seasons donated by these farms: Ballena Vista Farm, Barton Thoroughbreds, Blue Diamond Farm, BG Thoroughbreds, Daehling Ranch, Flag Is Up Farms, Harris Farms, Lovacres Ranch, Bean Acres, Old English Rancho, Rancho San Miguel, Rancho Temescal, Ridgeley Farm, Special T Thoroughbreds, Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, Victory Rose Thoroughbreds, and Woodbridge Farm.

CTBA DATES TO REMEMBER THURSDAY, FEB. 1 Names for foals of 2016 must be claimed. After Feb. 1, a naming fee of $100 will apply.

THURSDAY, FEB. 15 Annual registration of stallions is due at a fee of $1,250. Deadline to nominate California-bred/California-sired 2-year-olds (foals of 2016) to the Golden State Series; $300 fee applies.

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Robert Gilker Vancouver, BC, Canada Dallas Keen Bradbury, CA Jose Landeros Chino, CA Randi Moreau-Sipiere Como, TX Michael Nyland West Linn, OR Clint Roberts Corona, CA Split II IRRV Trust Valley Center, CA Mark Verge Pacific Palisades, CA Ken Wong Wilton, CA Barbara Zylbert Saratoga, CA

Northern Sale Slated for Aug. 14 The CTBA Sales Northern California Yearling & Horses of Racing Age Sale is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 14. It will be held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Entries will close June 4. For further information, contact Cookie Hackworth at 800-573-2822 x 243 or Cookie@ctba.


EDDINGTON

Grade 1 Millionaire and Grade 1 Sire

Sire of Multiple Grade I Winner SECRET CIRCLE, an undefeated Two-year-old, a Two-time Breeders’ Cup Champion and 2015 Golden Shaheen victor who finished among the Top Three in 15 of 16 Starts, earning $3,670,790 Sire of Stakes Winners JOYA REAL (on turf) and JERSEY BLUES (on dirt) Sire of 2017 Stakes performer - Culp’s Hill Progeny have Lifetime Earnings of $20,834,186 Has a strike rate of 46% winners to runners in 2017 Speed Gene Test Result: C:T (Middle) Racing Statistics as of 12/18/17

2018 Stud Fee: $3,500 Live Foal Unbridled - Fashion Star, by Chief’s Crown Property of Ballena Vista Farm

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FINNEGANS WAKE

Grade 1 Winner of the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic at 1 1/8 Miles

Multiple Graded Stakes Winner at 1 1/8 Miles, 1 1/4 Miles and 1 1/2 Miles Winner of 3 consecutive Grade 2’s in California – Hollywood Turf Cup, San Gabriel and San Marcos Won 8 of his 37 races (31 of which were Graded Stakes), Won or Placed in 12 Graded Stakes Races Ultra Tough & Consistent - Raced from 2 to 7, and Retired Incredibly Sound, Winner of almost $1.6 Million 2018 Stud Fee: $3,500 Live Foal Powerscourt (GB) - Boat’s Ghost, by Silver Ghost Property of Rockingham Ranch

Farm Manager: Miguel Jimenez

Inquiries to: Jeanne Davis


CTFoundation 2018

OFFICERS AND TRUSTEES PRESIDENT

Mrs. Ada Gates Patton VICE-PRESIDENT

Gail Gregson TREASURER

James Murphy SECRETARY

Jane Goldstein

Assisting Fire Victims As have countless individuals and other organizations within and outside of the racing and breeding industries, the California Toroughbred Foundation has stepped forward with funds to help victims of the tragic San Luis Rey fre. Te Foundation made a donation to CARMA, which is coordinating donations to be given directly to help the Toroughbred horses afected by the California wildfres. Te CTF salutes the many people who immediately worked into the night and for days afterward to rescue the horses at San Luis Rey Downs. Not only did grooms remain to save horses, at great risk to themselves, many veterinarians and their stafs rushed to Del Mar and surrounding farms to care for the injured animals. Te Southern California Equine Foundation set up a dispensary at Del Mar for distributing veterinary supplies as needed. In an open letter Dr. Joe Dowd, president of SCEF, noted the incredible work that so many veterinarians were doing, and the Foundation joins him in thanking those who saved these horses.

Mrs. Jeanne L. Canty, Ex Offcio President

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

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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TEXAS RYANO

Grade 2 Winning Son of Curlin NEW for

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Won the Grade 2 Hollywood Turf Cup, the King Pellinore Stakes and also Multiple Graded Stakes placed Only Stakes Winning Son of CURLIN standing in the West Hit-the-board in 11 of his 22 starts, including 5 Wins - Retired Sound Out of the Graded Stakes Winning Mare BLENDING ELEMENT (IRE) Half-brother to Graded Stakes Winner, TIZ ELEMENTAL, also Half-brother to 6 Graded/Stakes Performers Earned a ”TDN Rising Star” in his debut Maiden Win LIMITED LIFETIME BREEDING RIGHTS AVAILABLE

2018 Stud Fee: $3,500 Live Foal Curlin - Blending Element (IRE), by Great Connection Property of Williamson Racing LLC and Ballena Vista Farm

Farm Manager: Miguel Jimenez

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HALL OF FAME Class of 2018 Unusual Heat and Brad McKinzie will be inducted into the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Hall of Fame Feb. 12 in the Chandelier Room at Santa Anita, part of the CTBA’s annual Awards Dinner. UNUSUAL HEAT

highest honor: enshrinement in the Hall of Fame. Te coal-colored and distinctively marked son of Nureyev and the Swedish/Danish champion mare Rossard, by Glacial, became synonymous with racing and breeding in the Golden State, producing 424 winners to date during his 19 seasons at stud. “Tis means the world to me,” said Harris Auerbach, managing partner of the Unusual Heat syndicate. Auerbach’s parents, James and Madeline, claimed the royally bred horse in 1996. “He wasn’t just a horse; he was one of a kind.” Unusual Heat began his racing career in Ireland, winning three stakes before arriving in the United States. He made his California debut under the care of trainer Richard Mandella, running well in allowance company twice before being entered in a claiming race for a substantial $80,000 tag. “Generally, the horses my parents claimed were in the $20,000 to $50,000 range,” Auerbach said. “But our trainer, Barry Abrams, said he wanted to claim one. Unusual Heat won, and it was a twoway shake between us and Mike Mitchell. “If Mike had won, Unusual Heat would have been gelded and put in a place where he could win. But we claimed him to run in the Shoemaker Mile (G2T), and 22

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Unusual Heat won three stakes in Ireland before coming to the U.S. where the Auerbachs claimed him

fgured that if he never won for us we’d be able to sell him as a stallion prospect in the Southern Hemisphere. We didn’t know you had to be a grade 1 winner to do that.” Unusual Heat ran sixth in the Shoemaker Mile, then won for a $125,000 tag but returned injured out of the race. By then, the team had realized they would not be able to export the stallion for breeding. “We gave him a year of and tried to bring him back,” said Harris. “But at that point we had some broodmares

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coming of the track.” Te rest unfolded in racing lore. After frst standing at Walter Greenman’s Kachina Farm and then moving to Old English Rancho in Sanger, Unusual Heat got 11 winners from his frst crop of 15 foals. He went on to produce 55 stakes winners and 15 graded winners, including Acclamation, Eclipse champion older male and a six-time grade 1 winner. He has progeny earnings of more than $56 million and has had 72% of his starters reach the winner’s circle. In addition to $1,958,048-earner


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! Also standing:

I’m Lock N Load – War Front – Mistical ,by Bel Bolide | Fee: $4,500 LF The only son of War Front to stand in CA

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HALL OF FAME Class of 2018

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Acclamation, Unusual Heat has CashCall Futurity (G1) in front of sired dual grade 1 winner Te Usual Brad’s family and Dr. Ed Allred, Q.T., American grade 1 and Austraowner of Los Alamitos and a longlian stakes winner Unusual Suspect, time colleague. grade 1 winner Golden Doc A., and Now McKinzie the horse might multiple stakes winners Unusuput his namesake on the national Way, Lethal Heat, and Tucked al stage if he develops into one of Away, among others. Bafert’s promising horses that head Unusual Heat stood the ffor the Triple Crown trail. nal portion of his career at John But Brad McKinzie had a naHarris’ Harris Farms in Coalinga. tional profle himself. His friendly “Certain beings just know personality endeared him to people they are special,” Auerbach said. Unusual Heat has been a six-time leading sire in California throughout the industry. He also “When you were around him, co-founded the Finish Line Self Inyou could feel his special charisma surance Group with business partand sense of self. Madeline, Dave McGlothlin (Harris Farms’ ner Michael Lyon. Finish Line has been essential by providing general manager of the horse division), and I were able to worker’s compensation coverage for the California Toroughcommunicate with him.” bred and Quarter Horse racing industry. Unusual Heat has been California’s leading sire six times. His Working with Allred, McKinzie oversaw the expansion of fnal crop was born this year and will reach the track in 2019. Los Alamitos from fve-eighths to a mile track and the addition “For him to be in the Hall of Fame is ftting,” Auerbach said. of 700 stalls for year-round Toroughbred stabling. Los Alam“He earned it, every ounce of it.” itos then stepped up to run —Emily Shields some of the dates previously allocated Hollywood Park and Fairplex Park. BRAD MCKINZIE A native Californian, McKinzie was born in San Francisco he California Hall of Fame recognizes people and horses in 1954 and grew up in Walnut who made a diference to the California Toroughbred Creek. He and his family relobreeding industry. Brad McKinzie certainly qualifes. cated to Lakewood in Southern As an executive with Los Alamitos, McKinzie was instrumen- California, where Brad learned tal in Los Alamitos’ evolution from a Quarter Horse track that to love Quarter Horse racing occasionally hosted a Toroughbred race to an integral part of by attending the races at Los the racing calendar and stabling situation. Alamitos with his parents. Te industry lost McKinzie to cancer last August, far too earBrad worked as a groom ly, as he was only 62. But he will be remembered, not only at for trainer Barry Woodhouse Los Alamitos, but by the CTBA and by an exciting 3-year-old and attended Cypress College Brad McKinzie colt. and the University of Arizona’s Trainer Bob Bafert, a good friend of Brad’s, got together Race Track Industry Program. At U of A he met Bafert, and he with owners Mike Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman did another great thing for California in convincing Bafert to to name a very promising young racehorse for McKinzie. Tey move to Los Alamitos. gave that name to a Kentucky-bred son of Street Sense—RunMcKinzie later worked in the publicity departments at Los way Model, by Petionville. Alamitos and Hollywood Park. With Bruce Rimbo, he founded “If Brad was alive, he’d say, ‘You must not like that horse very the racing publication QuarterWeek magazine, published from much if you named him McKinzie,’ ” said Bafert. 1984 through 1999. Such a comment would have been accompanied by Brad’s “Brad has always been a giver and someone who takes care booming laugh. But the reality is that the owners and Bafert of everyone but himself,” said Bafert. “If he said he was doing found a very good horse to honor their friend. McKinzie the something, just consider it done.” colt won his frst race and then added the Dec. 9 Los Alamitos —Tracy Gantz

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

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Rio Verde—Chasing Wind, by Mining. Fee: $2,000 LF

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First the grooms and others who daily care for these horses stepped up. Tey loaded horses onto vans until frefghters had to close the roads in the interest of safety. As the fre raged, rapidly engulfng Despite the quick onset of the Lilac fre, most of the more than 400 horses stabled at the San some of the barns, the grooms began re- Luis Rey Training Center were rescued leasing horses from their stalls in a valiant efort to give the horses leading to the destruction of nine barns, the incredible fact is that a chance to escape. so many horses were saved. Ten people in the area came forward to help. In the end, 46 At Trifecta Equine Athletic Center, a rehabilitation center next horses died, including California-bred champion California Di- to San Luis Rey, veterinarians Nick Huggons and Korin Potenza amond. However, considering the strength of the confagration, and their staf immediately began rescuing horses. Despite having to evacuate their own San Luis Rey Equine Hospital, Huggons and Potenza led an efort that brought more than 100 horses from the training center to Trifecta. Some of the staf used the trailers on hand to ferry horses back and forth. Stacy Locke, a former trainer who now has a horse-hauling business, luckily had her four-horse trailer at Trifecta and joined the rescue eforts. Te rest of the Trifecta staf worked on the ground, using available halters and shanks. When they ran out of those, they made makeshift halters with belts, shirts, baling wire, and even cotton leg wraps. “It went from a 10-acre fre to within a matter of couple of hours into thousands of acres,” said Huggons. Te Trifecta team worked long into the night, even after the power failed, stitching up lacerations and helping the traumatized horses however they could. “We ran the treatment room of of generators,” said Huggons. “We also got good at suturing with headlamps in the dark,” From immediate, nationwide response, these relief efforts were quickly underway at Del Mar added Potenza. 28

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orse people are amazing. When the Lilac fre broke out in San Diego county Dec. 7, endangering the San Luis Rey training center, horse people responded in droves. At great risk to personal safety, they headed toward San Luis Rey with trailers, shanks, and anything else that would help them rescue the more than 400 horses stabled there.


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Scathing is frst San Luis Rey fre victim back to business, taking a Dec. 14 starter allowance race at Los Alamitos

Del Mar, which has frequently taken in horses of all breeds after fres in the area, immediately opened for the San Luis Rey horses, as well as others needing to evacuate. People from Santa Anita rushed to Del Mar to help. Management personnel from both tracks mustered whatever supplies were necessary to get the barns open for horses and to set up housing for grooms and other workers displaced by the fre. Linda Madsen, owner of Milky Way Farm in Temecula, heard about the fre and began mobilizing. While the road closures kept Madsen from getting to San Luis Rey, she was able to rescue several pleasure horses from a nearby farm. “I called some friends and told them I could come right away if they needed help,” Madsen said. “We were already hitched up and we just took of.” Several people called Madsen for help. Armed with the phone numbers and directions to those who needed evacuation, Madsen began driving toward the fre. Despite the road closures Madsen talked her way to them. “I know these people are in the street waiting for us,” she told authorities. Madsen loaded up the pleasure horses and tried to get to San Luis Rey, only to be turned away because of the road closures. She took the horses she had to Milky Way, with some of the horses’ owners following in their cars. “Linda Madsen of Milky Way Farms in Temecula not only drove us out but settled us into her beautiful barn and cared for our horses for four long days while the winds persisted,” said Liz Pink in a letter to 30

the CTBA following the fre. “She made trips to the feed store for needed supplies and welcomed us for as long as we needed to stay. After returning us to our ranch, she refused any type of compensation.” Authorities eventually reopened the roads, allowing a long line of vans that had been waiting into San Luis Rey. Most of the horses were evacuated to Del Mar, and the racing industry on a national scale began donating funds to the victims, both human and equine. Many grooms who worked tirelessly to free the horses lost everything they owned, and several trainers sustained tragic losses of horses as well as equipment such as tack. Trainer Martine Belloq was hospitalized with severe burns and was initially in an induced coma in critical condition. Santa Anita and Del Mar spearheaded the creation of a Go Fund Me account (www.gofundme.com/thoroughbredcare), and the fund quickly reached more than $600,000. Te California Toroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation, which runs the Noble Treewitt Health Center on the Santa Anita backstretch, reconfgured its website (www.cthfcares.org) to accept donations that could be earmarked for fre victims. Several organizations, including the California Toroughbred Breeders Association, made donations. Barretts announced that 10% of the sales commissions from its upcoming January mixed sale would go for fre relief. While many of the horses evacuated from San Luis Rey had injuries that would compromise or delay their racing careers, California-bred Scathing provided one of the most hopeful incidents. Scathing became the frst horse based at San Luis Rey to win a race following the fre. Te 2013 daughter of Grazen— Chelcee’s Hope, by Bartok, won a $15,000 starter allowance race by 11⁄2 lengths at Los Alamitos Dec. 14. Adam Kitchingman trains Scathing, bred by Nick Alexander, for owner Cody Polansky. Madsen noted how so many people joined to help on several levels. “Te industry just came together,” said Madsen. “It was a beautiful feeling when you saw what all these people were doing to try to get in there and help. It really gives you a diferent perspective on life.”

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COURTESY OF STORMY HULL

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San Luis Rey Fire

A casualty of the fre, Cal-bred champion California Diamond, shown here with breeder Stormy Hull

California Diamond a Fire Victim California Diamond, the champion California-bred 2-year-old male of 2016, died as a result of the Lilac fre. “With heavy hearts, we are sad to report we lost fve to the fre, one being our special jewel California Diamond,” said trainer Peter Miller on his Twitter account. Miller trained California Diamond for Gary Hartunian’s Rockingham Ranch, which had purchased the colt for $125,000 at the 2016 Barretts paddock sale at Del Mar. Stormy Hull bred the son of Harbor the Gold—Carrie’s a Jewel, by Slewdledo. California Diamond started once for Dickman Legacy Ranch and once for Twin V Farm before Rockingham purchased him. He won fve of 14 starts, with fve seconds, for earnings of $475,970. California Diamond collected stakes victories in the 2016 Santa Anita Juvenile Stakes, Barretts Juvenile Stakes, Speakeasy Stakes, Golden State Juvenile Stakes, as well as stakes placings in such races as the 2016 Bob Hope Stakes (G3). In his most recent start he had fnished fourth in the Nov. 19 Cary Grant Stakes.


Bayakoa Stakes

BRINGING THE HEAT MAJESTIC HEAT

STRIKES PAY DIRT IN BAYAKOA BY TRACY GANTZ

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nusual Heat’s ability to sire turf runners might have kept California-bred Majestic Heat of the dirt for the frst part of her career. After all, she was already winning stakes on turf.

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But then a funny thing happened. Majestic Heat turned in a rare clunker, running sixth in the Nov. 4 Goldikova Stakes (G2T) on the turf for Turf specialist Majestic Heat proves adept on dirt and easily wins grade 2 Bayakoa Stakes owners Madeline Auerbach, Barry Even losing a shoe the day of the race didn’t stop Majestic Abrams, and Ron McCauley. Trainer Richard Mandella decidHeat. Harris Auerbach said that the 5-year-old mare “stepped ed the time had come to try her on dirt. “I thought she didn’t run at all the last time I ran her on grass, on her own foot and threw a shoe, so she had to get a new shoe and she came back the next day and looked like a horse who before the race.” Majestic Heat faced tough competition in the 11⁄16-mile Bayhadn’t run,” said Mandella. Harris Auerbach, Madeline’s son and partner on the horses, akoa. Pacifc Wind, a multiple graded stakes-placed daughter of Curlin, went of as the 5-2 favorite over the likes of Champagne laughed when he recalled the team’s entire thought process. “It took us geniuses 15 races to give Majestic a shot on the Room, the 2016 Eclipse Award champion 2-year-old flly, and grade 1 stakes winner Constellation. Majestic Heat was the 3-1 dirt,” Harris said. Better late than never. Majestic Heat roared home a winner third choice. Sixth early under jockey Mike Smith, Majestic Heat rallied on against Cal-bred company in the $100,690 Betty Grable Stakes Nov. 12 at Del Mar. Stepped up to grade 2 company at Los the second turn to race four wide into the stretch. She grabbed Alamitos, she made that class jump look easy with a 21⁄2-length the lead early in upper stretch and defeated Champagne Room triumph in the $201,035 Bayakoa Stakes (G2) Dec. 3. in 1:42.15, with Madame Stripes third. “Te plan was to let her run out of there and see what everybody else did,” said Smith. “When several of them went, that was good for us. She settled nicely, and when I tipped her out, she did everything on her own in the stretch.” Harris Auerbach noted that “she loved it; she had fun today,” while Mandella added that “it gives us a lot of options for next year.” Majestic Heat is a full sister to Mensa Heat, a multiple stakes winner on all-weather surfaces and graded stakes-placed on turf, and to multiple stakes-placed Real Heat. Tey are all by Unusual Heat out of the Ole’ mare Chi Chi Nette, whom the Auerbachs and Abrams acquired to breed to the stallion. MadeCo-owners Madeline Auerbach, center, and Harris Auerbach, behind, line Auerbach and Abrams bred Majestic Heat, who raised her join fellow owner Barry Abrams, second right, and trainer Richard earnings to $530,329 with the Bayakoa victory. Mandella, cap, in the Los Alamitos winner’s circle

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Red Carpet Handicap

Cal-bred How Unusual makes her frst stakes victory the grade 3 Red Carpet Handicap

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alifornia-bred How Unusual, winner of the $102,415 Red Carpet Handicap (G3T), owes her existence to her older full sister Our Heat. Madeline and Harris Auerbach saw that the cross of the Bartok mare Veela with Unusual Heat worked, and they began a lengthy search to fnd Veela. “I remembered Veela on the track,” said Harris Auerbach. “We went to a Barretts sale in 2010, and there was this little yearling flly who Madeline and I fell madly in love with. We ended up buying her for $15,000 and named her Our Heat.” Charlotte Wrather had bred and raced Veela, and she bred Our Heat, the daughter of Unusual Heat out of Veela. Te Auerbachs put a partnership together and began racing the flly.

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week stop in Kentucky to ensure she was well enough to travel cross-country. Veela arrived in California, was bred to Unusual Heat, and produced How Unusual in 2013. Bred by Madeline Auerbach and Abrams, How Unusual performed well in allowance company for them. Trainer Mike Pender bought her privately a little over a year ago. How Unusual now races for Pender, Hunter Sill, Bob Fetkin, and Christopher St. Hilaire. “I give Mike a lot of credit,” said Harris. “She wants to go a mile and a half, and he’s done just a great job with her.” Pender won a 11⁄8-mile turf allowance/ optional claimer with How Unusual at Santa Anita Oct. 13 and entered her in Del Mar’s Nov. 23 Red Carpet at 13⁄8 miles on the turf, with Corey Nakatani aboard. “She’s been coming around, this flly,” said Pender. “Every race gets a little better than the one before.” Nakatani and Pender decided that How Unusual would perform best by racing well of the early pace. Te strategy worked perfectly. How Unusual came into the stretch four wide to take the lead late and defeat favored Responsibleforlove by a half-length in 2:14.92. Veela has since produced three more foals by Unusual Heat, including a weanling colt that Harris calls “one of the 10 best Unusual Heat colts ever born.” Te mare is in foal to Gervinho and in 2018 is scheduled to be bred to Hard Spun in Kentucky.

“She broke her maiden in open maiden allowance company at the Santa Anita winter meet,” said Harris. “She had quite a bit of ability, but she was a smallish flly.” By the time the Auerbachs and trainer Barry Abrams started looking for Veela to breed her back to Unusual Heat, Wrather had donated her to a reality television show that ultimately didn’t develop. Veela and other horses acquired by the aborted TV show found themselves on a feedlot in Pennsylvania. “Veela is one tough cookie,” said Harris. “She ended up surviving, and a veterinarian took her.” Te Auerbachs bought Veela from the veterinarian and shipped her to How Unusual’s connections get the Red Carpet treatment California after a two- in the Del Mar winner’s circle

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Management

WHEN MARES CAN’T NURSE WHAT TO DO WHEN THE BOND BREAKS BY EMILY SHIELDS

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t is an enduring image: A newborn foal, gangly and unsure, unfurls its legs and stands for the frst time. Within minutes he is nursing from his dam, who stands quietly and lovingly bonds with her foal.

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But what happens when this scenario doesn’t play out? What if the foal can’t suckle, the mare isn’t producing milk, or she fat out rejects her newborn? What can be done to support the health of both mare and foal? “Tere are many reasons a mare may not be able to nurse a foal,” said Dr. Jeanne Bowers-Lepore, resident veterinarian at John Harris’ Harris Farms in Coalinga. “Some involve physical issues, such as scarred or deformed udders that are incapable of producing milk, failure

Immediate bonding between mom and foal through nursing are important to the foal’s development

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Management

Hormones such as domperidone can be used to override instances of agalactia, where the mare fails to secrete milk on her own

of normal mammary development due to exposure to endophytes, and maternal rejection where the mare fails to form a bond to her foal. Fortunately, we have many ways to address these problems.” An endophyte is a type of fungus or bacteria that can infect fescue hay supply. “Mares that fail to develop a bag (agalactia) can be started on hormones such as domperidone to override the suppressive efects of the endophytes,” Bowers-Lepore said. Domperidone was used for many years to support breastfeeding women, but is no longer advised for humans by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In horses it is still considered safe and efective. Sue Greene, who owns and operates Woodbridge Farm in Oakdale, once dealt with a mare that had produced prior foals, but she “appeared to have no milk at all.” “We started the mare on domperidone as well as trying to add some fat to her diet by increasing rice bran or wheat bran,” Greene added. “We decided to keep the foal with the mare and supplement the foal at the beginning, treating it as an or-

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phan and feeding it every two hours.” Bowers-Lepore said, “Te mare with udder abnormalities may still be able to keep her foal with supplemental milk provided. Foals quickly adapt to drinking out of buckets.”

A mare that maybe isn’t on a positive nutritional plane may not produce (milk) because the nutrition isn’t what it should be.” — Dr. Ed Hamer

But Greene cautioned that keeping an eye on the foal’s weight is critical, to make sure the youngster is getting enough. “You really have to monitor the foal’s weight, whether through a scale or a tape, which won’t be as accurate,” said Greene. “Supplement the diet with milk. Purina has a product called Mare’s Match, and it also makes a pellet. Once the foal is nine

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days old, you can soak the pellets in the milk and they do really well on that.” Dr. Ed Hamer is an expert in reproduction and fertility and works out of the Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center in Los Olivos. “Tere’s obviously a laundry list of reasons why a mare couldn’t produce enough milk,” said Hamer. “First-time foaling mares, or maiden mares, occasionally have low milk production. Mares that have a premature delivery a lot of times aren’t lactating the way they should because they foaled early. If there has been an illness, such as if a mare is sick or has an underlying disease process, then a lot of times they don’t lactate like they should.” Be sure to know exactly how many days in foal the mare is, he added. “Tat’s important—good record-keeping—so that you know exactly when your mare is actually due. In the Toroughbred industry that typically isn’t a problem because you know your gestational date down to the day. We want the mare to carry at least 335 days, with the average being 345. If we can get close to that, we are happy.”


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Management

To help fght against sickness and premature birth, Hamer recommends “monitoring their temperatures, which I know is not real practical on a lot of big farms. But late in gestation we can catch early placentitis or low-grade infections that have nothing to do with the uterus or placenta.” Placentitis is infammation of the placenta, which can lead to a compromised fetus. “Looking for vaginal discharge helps monitor for placentitis,” said Hamer, “which can be a problem that leads to late abortion, in extreme cases, or premature birth. Ten you would have the problem with the milk production: one, they had an early foal and two, they are sick.” Hamer warns against one more issue that can cause poor milk production. “An extreme example would be dietary,” he said. “A mare that maybe isn’t on a positive nutritional plane may not produce because the nutrition isn’t what it should be. Good nutrition, especially late in gestation but throughout the pregnan-

cy, is important.” Another hormone that can be given in addition to domperidone is oxytocin. “Post foaling, if you have a mare that for no apparent reason has decreased milk production—especially in maiden mares—where they already have good nutrition, try to get them on supplements so they start producing milk,” Hamer said. “We use domperidone, a typical go-to for milk production, but oxytocin post foaling can also help. It causes uterine contractions, so we use it for retained placentas. But it helps with milk production as well.” Sometimes the mare lactates normally, but the foal is the one unable to nurse. Several reasons can cause this to occur. “Gestational length is a big factor there,” Hamer said. “Te maturation of the fetus is important. Is it a term foal or premature? Sometimes a mare will carry to 380 or 390 days, and those foals also cause a problem because there was an issue in their development.” Complications can also arise during

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birth. “What kind of delivery was it? How long did it take? Was the foal hypoxic, does it have a chance of being septic?” Hamer said. “Keep records of all the details you know about the birth.” Hypoxia occurs when an area of the body is deprived of oxygen. “Tis can lead to dummy foals,” said Hamer. “Some appear obviously dummy right at the beginning, but some develop in 24-36 hours afterward with swelling in their brain. Tat is a big reason why foals don’t nurse.” Te foal’s gender can play a role, as well. “Colts tend to be slower than fllies to nurse as a general rule,” said Hamer. “Colts tend to have a higher body weight, so it may be something involved with that. Maybe the birthing process was slower. And sometimes you do run across a foal that for all intents and purposes looks normal, but they don’t have a suckle refex. Tat could be neonatal maladjustment syndrome.” Tat disease afects the cardiovascular and nervous systems of the foal. While the foals appear normal at birth, they develop symptoms within a few hours. “Te foal may be overtly neurological at birth, with wandering syndrome or head pressing,” said Hamer, “which are all a result of damage or ongoing problems in the nervous system resulting from the hypoxic event of birth. But sign number one is that those foals don’t nurse, either.” Breeders might also face the heartbreaking difculty of a mare rejecting her foal. “You may have a foal that wants to nurse, and everything has been fne with the gestation and birth, but you have a mare that is just not having any of it,” said Hamer. “Tat’s more common in maiden mares, and most of Maiden mares are more likely not to want their foals to nurse and might reject their foals altogether the time those can sort them-

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level to see if the behavior is a true rejection or just discomfort around the udder. Manually milking the mare and providing mild tranquilizers and pain control can cure many of those. Tis is not uncommon in maiden mares.” Even in more severe cases, there is hope.

It’s so important that (foals) stay with an adult horse that can teach them things, such as how to graze.” — Sue Greene

“If the rejection is such that the mare tries to attack the foal,” Bowers-Lepore said, “giving the mare prostaglandin and removing the foal from sight until she calls for it has worked in many cases.” Keeping the foal with the mare is always the best-case scenario, though that is not always possible.

“Hopefully, you don’t have a true orphan case where you’ve lost the mare because there are so many things that mares teach their foals through body language,” said Greene. “It’s so important they stay with an adult horse that can teach them things such as how to graze—things we ourselves can’t show them as humans.” Unless a problem has shown itself, it’s important to let the maternal bond happen naturally. Longtime California horseman Tom Hudson said, “A majority of the time rejection is human-caused. When you’re foaling a maiden mare or one that has rejected before, you have to try to prevent it from happening. We’ve had people stand in the stall for two weeks around the clock with mares that have rejected in the past to help the foal.” While there are no guarantees that a mare will lactate and bond naturally, with good nutrition, careful record keeping, and the help of knowledgeable veterinarians, problems can be prevented or corrected for the health of both the mare and foal.

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selves out with elbow grease, sedation, and time. And although we don’t have an active nurse-mare program in this part of California, sometimes we can bring a mare into lactation and graft the foal onto her.” Tanks to modern science, a motherly bond can be replicated even in nurse mares. “In situations where there is no bond able to be formed or if the mare dies, nurse mares are the best recourse. Fortunately, we can now take older mares that have raised a few of their own foals and not only induce lactation with a combination of hormones (prostaglandin, Estradiol, progesterone, and oxytocin), but we can hormonally induce the maternal bond.” While breeders should be optimistic that the mares will settle and the foals will be able to nurse, Bowers-Lepore urges caution. “Rejection is the hardest, as the danger to the foal can be deadly,” she said. “It is important to address the mare’s comfort

Older mares that have raised a few foals of their own can be induced to lactate and be hormonally induced to form a maternal bond with a foal

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DAEHLING RANCH MAST TRACK Mizzen Mast – Nawal (FR), by Homme de Loi (IRE) FEE: $1,500 LIVE FOAL

• Multiple Graded SW and Hollywood Park NTR-Setter by MIZZEN MAST • By Multiple Graded Stakes Winner MIZZEN MAST, sire of TWO Breeders’ Cup Winners in one year and sire of 2-time Breeders’ Cup Sprint Champion MIZDIRECTION who sold for $2.7 Million as a Racing/Broodmare prospect. • Out of French Graded Stakes-placed mare NAWAL (FR), winner at Deauville with a 2nd and 3rd place fnish at Hollywood Park • MAST TRACK won the Grade 1 Hollywood Gold Cup S. and Grade 3 Native Diver H., 2nd Grade 2 San Diego H., 3rd Grade 1 Pacifc Classic S. Set NEW TRACK RECORD at Hollywood Park for 1 1/4 Miles in 2:01:37. • MAST TRACK has progeny earnings of almost $1 Million with 53% Winners/Starters including Multiple Stakes-Placed Shez A Masterpiece ($148,852), Sailing Home ($97,132), Terra Xpress ($66,761), etc.

PEPPERED CAT Tabasco Cat – Morning Meadow, by Meadowlake Fee: $3,000-LF

• Record-Equaling Racehorse with Triple Digit Beyer Speed by G1 winner TOBASCO CAT out of Grade 3 Stakes winner MORNING MEADOW • Sire of multiple Graded Stakes winner PEPPER CROWN ($410,097), Multiple Stakes placed, Pepnic ($203,949), Sweetly Peppered ($221,400),), Condiment ($158,669), Stakes-placed, China Prince ($275,764) and Pazmeifucan ($124,169) • Average Earnings per starter $ 50,703

GALLANT SON Malabar Gold – Explicitly, by Exploit FEE: $2,000 LIVE FOAL • California Graded Stakes Winner with G1 Breeder Cup Classic Winners in Male AND Female Family Won or Placed in 16 Stakes – 6 Graded Eight-Time Stakes Winner of $552,528 • Career High 116 Equibase Speed Figure – Defeated 20 Graded Stakes Winners while racing. • A Grandson of Sire-of-Sires Champion UNBRIDLED, • Out of the winning EXPLOIT mare Explicitly, who has four winners from fve foals to race include Horse of the Year ACE GALLOPER stakes-placed Royal Galloper. Dam is out of a full sister to Champion Sprinter APELIA-G2 and half-sister to GSW Champion Older Mare SAOIRSE (dam of Grade 3 HIDE AND CHIC, AUTOBAHN GIRL, Saoirse Cat, Seasoned Warrior). From the family of FLEETSTREET DANCER, Grade 2 winner MORE HAPPY, Grade 3 winner STREET REBEL, CAMLAN and Ponche, broodmare sire of Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner MUCHO MACHO MAN.

COACH BOB Bertrando – Gentleman’s Hope, by Yankee Gentleman Fee: $1,500-LF

• Multiple Stakes – placed winner of $211,367 fnished second by 1 ¾ lengths to multiple Graded Stakes winner BIG MACHER


SIERRA SUNSET Bertrando – Toot Sweet, by Pirate’s Bounty FEE: $1,500 LIVE FOAL • #2 CA 1 st-Crop Sire in 2015 #2 2 nd- Crop in 2016 #4 CA 3 rd Crop Sire in 2017 • Sire of Stakes-Placed Winners Touched by Autism ($152,535) 3rd $150,000 California Chrome S.; Senator Robert ($145,230) 2nd Lost in the Fog Juvenile S., 2nd Tempe H.;Tchula Sunset ($98,728) 2nd $100,000 Everett Nevin S.; Rocketann ($49,205) 3rd $150,000 Generous Portion S.; Amanecer Serrano (MEX) 3rd Clasico Sprinters. Plus CARLOS DANGEROUS ($114,219) won $70,000 MdSpWt at Del Mar, and 2017 2YO MdSpWt winner SHARONA SUNSET ($55,825) • G2 Stakes Winner with Tactical Speed from a Classic Family • Won 5 races, including 4 stakes from 2 to 4, at 4 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/16 miles. At 1 1/16 miles, won Oaklawn’s Grade 2 Rebel S. (99 Beyer), Santa Anita’s $125,000 California Cup Juvenile S. & Pleasanton’s Alamedan H. (101 Beyer), and Bay Meadows Juvenile S. by 8 lengths. • By BERTRANDO, 4-Time Leading Sire in California. From the family of Grade 1 Belmont S. winner DA’ TARA ($743,090) & dual Classic-placed, Grade 3-winning sire DENIS OF CORK ($613,252).

FULLBRIDLED Unbridled’s Song – Constantia, by Relaunch FEE: $1,500 LIVE FOAL • The Only Son of UNBRIDLED’S SONG to Stand in California • By the late UNBRIDLED’S SONG sire of 4 Champions, including Breeders’ Cup Classic G1 ARROGATE and WILL TAKE CHARGE. Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile - G1 LIAM’S MAP, G1 winners FOREVER UNBRIDLED and UNBRIDLED ELAIEN, etc. His dam Constantia is by RELAUNCH, leading Broodmare, including Horse of the Year GHOSTZAPPER. Second dam is by Champion 2YO HOIST THE FLAG. FULLBRIDLED posted a Triple Digit Beyer when placing second by a head in the $200,000 Dallas Turf Cup H. at Lone Star. • Sire of SP Wonforgus; 7-length Churchill Downs allowance winner FULL DANCER (97 Beyer, $256,165), stakes-placed winner NO TIME LIMIT ($115,501), Multiple winners GLITTER OF SILVER, FULL INSTINCT, AWESOME PROSPECT; Santa Anita Track Record Setter KLASSY SAINT, broke his maiden by 4 1/4 lengths at Santa Anita going 5f in :56.73-NTR; etc.

EINSTEIN (Brz) Spend a Buck – Gay Charm (BRZ), by Ghadeer (FR) FEE: $2,000 LIVE FOAL

• In the top 8 Active California Turf and Two-Year-Old Sires in 2017 • Multiple Grade 1 Stakes Winner of $2,945,238 Grade 1 Winner Three Years Straight • Won on Both Dirt & Turf / Raced through Age 7 • By SPEND A BUCK, Stakes Winner of 10 races and $4,220,689, Horse of the Year and Champion 3YO Colt, Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, Grade 1 Arlington-Washington Futurity, Grade 1 Monmouth H., Grade 3 Jersey Derby, etc. • Runners are led by Graded Stakes-Placed Rankhasprivileges ($228,422) Scholar Athlete ($223,326) Born to Be winner, stakes winner THEWONDERIDRINK and Minnesota Derby winner PENSADOR. 2017 Stakes winners include two-year-old WISE GAL and Mileva.

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King Glorious Stakes

INVADING FROM GOLDEN GATE INTIMIDATION PLAYED A FACTOR BY TRACY GANTZ

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wner Don Muldoon and trainer Robert Hess Sr. put in an $8,000 claim for Perfect Hostess at Golden Gate Fields in early 2010. It didn’t immediately look like a good move, as the 5-yearold California-bred mare fnished fourth and didn’t race for almost another year.

Ultimately, however, that was $8,000 well spent. Perfect Hostess returned to the races and eventually won another fve times, all at Hastings in British Columbia, Canada. She retired with lifetime earnings of $152,363. With her frst foal she has produced Intimidate, a son of Vronsky who won the $100,345 King Glorious Stakes at Los Alamitos Dec. 16. Hess trains Intimidate for a partnership that consists of Muldoon, James Eaton, and Maria Hess. Muldoon bred the colt in California from vintage Old English Rancho roots. Vronsky stands at Old English, which also bred Perfect Hostess. Intimidate began his racing career at

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Intimidate wins King Glorious Stakes for Cal-bred juveniles at Los Alamitos

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Golden Gate by winning his frst two starts. He blasted a group of maidens by 71⁄2 lengths going six furlongs Sept. 10, and he followed that with a three-quarter-length triumph, also at six furlongs, in an Oct. 22 allowance/optional claimer. Encountering major trouble in his third start, the six-furlong Golden Nugget Stakes at Golden Gate, Intimidate fnished sixth and last. Squeezed hard on the backside, Intimidate had to be checked and never had a chance. He was ofcially moved up to ffth upon the disqualifcation of second-place fnisher La Waun. “He was lucky he didn’t go down last time,” said Hess. Intimidate’s frst three starts came on Golden Gate’s Tapeta surface. So when Hess decided to try the King Glorious, he was taking a shot at both dirt and the one-mile distance. Te colt received the services of Hall

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of Famer Mike Smith, who gave him a lovely ride. Hess quipped later that Smith “rode him exactly the way I told him; I said, ‘You ride him.’ ” Smith put Intimidate on the lead early. Te colt had to contend with a challenge from Lucky Romano on the second turn. He initially put away that rival, but lost the lead into the stretch before coming back on to win by 11⁄4 lengths in 1:38.76. Campaigner fnished third while 6-5 favorite Bookies Luck had to go wide on both turns and fnished sixth. “He ran a great race,” said Smith. “He got to pull himself up a little and was leaning in the stretch, but I was able to straighten him out and he held them of.” Te victory gave Intimidate a record of three wins in four starts for earnings of $99,640. “We know now he can handle two turns and dirt,” said Hess. “I think he might do better as time goes on.”


TOM'S TRIBUTE LION HEART – HALLOWEEN FUN, BY EL PRADO (IRE)

» Won the $300,000 Grade 1 Eddie Read Stakes with 103 Beyer

Grade 1 Winner of $634,880 with 103 Beyer Speed

2018 Fee: $2,000 Live Foal Stands & Nurses Owned by DP Racing

» Won $250,000 Grade 2 Del Mar Mile » Won Santa Anita's Thunder Road Stakes equalling the one mile course record of 1:31.78 with a 103 Beyer! » On-the-board in 13 of 16 starts – EIGHT Stakes, including $400,000 Grade 1 Shoemaker Mile (103 Beyer), $200,000 Grade 2 Arcadia S. (102 Beyer), $250,000 Grade 2 Seabiscuit H., $200,000 Grade 2 San Gabriel S., etc. » By hot Sire of Sires LION HEART. » Descends from CHAIN BRACELET (G1), family of SWALE (G1). For more information contact Tom Hudson at 805-886-2804 or Tom-Hudson@hotmail.com

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Soviet Problem Stakes

FAST ON THE DIRT

PROBLEM SOLVED BY TRACY GANTZ

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ick Ruis is convinced that One Fast Broad can run on any surface. He might be right, but one thing is certain—One Fast Broad is just that on the dirt.

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She proved that frst at Del Mar, One Fast Broad’s win in the Soviet Problem Stakes at Los Alamitos keeps her perfect on dirt when she trounced a feld of California-breds in front of a Breeders’ Cup crowd in the $200,345 fourth in the Surfer Girl Stakes at Santa Anita, both open races Golden State Juvenile Fillies. Tree of those rivals returned to on turf. face her in the $101,380 Soviet Problem Stakes for 2-year-old One Fast Broad raced wide on the turns of the Del Mar JuveCal-bred and California-sired fllies at Los Alamitos Dec. 2. One nile Fillies Turf Stakes, losing only by a half-length. In the Surfer Fast Broad beat them and six newcomers for her second consec- Girl, she broke slowly and raced wide again to lose by just over utive stakes victory on dirt. two lengths. “Funny thing is, even though she is three for three on the dirt, After she defeated favored Spiced Perfection in the Golden we think this flly is much better on turf,” said Ruis, who owns State Juvenile Fillies, One Fast Broad went favored against that and trains One Fast Broad. same rival in the one-mile Soviet Problem. One Fast Broad broke her maiden in her debut, a six-furlong Two-time winner Twisted Rosie sent the pace, with Spiced race on dirt at Del Mar for Cal-breds or Cal-sired runners. She Perfection stalking to her outside. Jockey Corey Nakatani let then fnished second in the Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf and One Fast Broad settle in last so that she could come fying in the stretch. Tat strategy worked perfectly, as One Fast Broad rallied to defeat Spiced Perfection by three-quarters of a length. Twisted Rosie held on for third. “She’s been doing great, and this is what she wants to do,” said Nakatani. “She’s very athletic, and when you ask her, she gives you that big run.” Ruis was pleased that the race turned out as they had hoped. “We knew she would be coming from of the pace,” he said. Richard Allen Kritzski and AGR Racing bred the daughter of Decarchy—Awesome Broad, by Mr. Broad Blade. Ruis liked the flly’s family so much that he not only bought her privately but purchased the mare and two brothers. An older full brother, Awesome Return, is a multiple stakes winner and graded stakes-placed runner on the turf. He has earned $426,673. One Fast Broad raised her earnings to $229,000 with Owner/trainer Mick Ruis, sunglasses, with wife, Wendy, and jockey Corey Nakatani following One Fast Broad’s victory her Soviet Problem victory. 50

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SLEW'S TIZNOW TIZNOW – HEPATICA, BY SLEWPY California's Leading First-Crop Sire of 2015 California's Leading Second-Crop Sire of 2016 California's Leading Third-Crop Sire of 2017 2018 Fee: $3,000 Live Foal-Payable October 1 of Year Bred Owned by Joseph LaCombe Stable, Inc.

TOP FIVE CALIFORNIA SIRE BY 2017 BLACK-TYPE WINNERS » SLEW'S TIZNOW sire three Derby winners in 2017 – ZAKAROFF ($149,045, winner of the Grade 3 El Camino Real Derby), SUMMERSIMAGE (winner of Santa Rosa's Robert Dupret Derby), and TIZNOBODIESFOOL (winner of the Wyoming Downs Derby). Plus, his colt More Power to Him ($185,572) placed in the $200,000 Grade 3 El Camino Real Derby, $100,000 California Derby and $75,000 Emerald Downs Derby. » SLEW'S TIZNOW has sired 11% Stakes Winners from Foals, including 2017 2YO HE'S NOT GREY, 3 1∕2-length winner of the $50,000 Emerald Express S. in his first start. » In his first two crops, SLEW'S TIZNOW already has more than 12% $100,000+ earners, incl. Del Mar/Santa Anita allowance winner CALVERT STREET ($131,011), Del Mar allowance winner DR. GO ($120,005), etc. » 2017 Yearlings sold for up to $85,000 – 34 times the covering fee. 2YOs have sold for up to $92,000 – 36.8 times.

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Cary Grant Stakes

Cal-bred Edwards Going Left claims his frst stakes victory, the Cary Grant at Del Mar

CLAIM PAYS OFF

EDWARDS GOING LEFT PROVES RIGHT BY TRACY GANTZ

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aking a chance on a frst-time starter in a claiming race can sometime pay huge dividends. Tat’s what trainer John Sadler and owners Kosta and Pete Hronis found out when they took California-bred Edwards Going Left out of his frst start for $50,000. Since that initial investment, Edwards Going Left has earned more than $200,000 and most recently captured the $101,380 Cary Grant Stakes Nov. 19 at Del Mar. “He’s probably the claimer of the year, wouldn’t you say?” Sadler said after the Grant. “He’s won six races on the Southern California circuit, which is hard to do.” Te Cohen family’s Red Baron’s Barn and Vaya Con Suerte bred Edwards Go-

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ing Left, a 2014 son of Midnight Lute— Dypsy, by Broken Vow. Red Baron’s Barn purchased the mare for $60,000 from the Mill Ridge Sales consignment at the 2013 Keeneland November mixed sale. Dypsy was carrying Edwards Going Left at the time of the sale. Dypsy had spent the latter part of her racing career in Southern California. She fnished third in the 2012 Manhattan Beach Stakes at Hollywood Park. Te mare’s dam, Fiery Pulpit, is a half sister to grade 3 winner Clamorosa and to stakes winner Bensonhurst Bull, as well as to four stakes-placed runners. Hronis Racing claimed Edwards Going Left last February, and the gelding won his frst three races for his new connections. Sadler frst tried him in stakes company in the July 28 Real Good Deal Stakes for Cal-breds and California-sired runners, and Edwards Going Left fnished third to Mr. Hinx and Ann Arbor Eddie,

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both multiple stakes winners. Heading into the Grant, Edwards Going Left had won twice more, his only ofthe-board efort a sixth in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G1) against Roy H, who went on to win the TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1). Te seven-furlong Grant came up especially tough, with the likes of Solid Wager, the previous two years’ Grant winner, and Cal-bred champions Smokey Image, California Diamond, and Gold Rush Dancer among the runners. Edwards Going Left’s consistency appealed to bettors, who sent him of as the 2-1 favorite. With Tyler Baze in the irons, Edwards Going Left moved up fve wide on the turn, took the lead in midstretch, and held of the closing Solid Wager by a half-length in 1:22.98. Smokey Image fnished third. “I just wanted to keep him in the clear today, not let him get in trouble,” said Baze. “I could feel that horse coming.” Edwards Going Left raised his lifetime record to six wins in nine starts, with one third, for total earnings of $231,390. Sadler said that he will likely try more graded races with the talented Cal-bred.

Hronis Racing’s Kosta Hronis greets jockey Tyler Baze after Edwards Going Left’s win


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2018 Fee: $2,500 LFSN

Giant’s Causeway – Getaway Girl, by Silver Deputy

FIRST FOALS RACE IN 2018 BY THIS GRADED DERBY WINNER » This popular stallion has covered more than 100 mares since retiring, and his first foals race in 2018. » One of 108 Graded SWs sired by Three-Time Leading Sire GIANT'S CAUSEWAY, sire of 194 SWs and 342 SHs, and the earners of $162 Million! » Incredible Stallion Potential – Out of a half-sister to Leading Sires GHOSTZAPPER and CITY ZIP, the combined sires of 149 SWs and 272 SHs, and the earners of $144 Million.

ROUSING SERMON

2018 Fee: $2,000 LFSN

Lucky Pulpit – Rousing Again, by Awesome Again

FIRST YEARLINGS BY CHAMPION 2YO SELL IN 2018 » California Champion 2YO & Top NINE 2YO Colt of his crop, by 2017 Leading California 2YO Sire LUCKY PULPIT » Second by only a neck in the $750,000 Grade 1 CashCall Futurity defeating DRILL (G1), HANDSOME MIKE (G2), BLINGO (G2), SKY KINGDOM (G3), etc. » 1-2-3 in 20 of 36 starts earning $821,572, won or placed in 13 Stakes, incl. $1,000,000 Grade 2 Robert B. Lewis & Grade 3 Native Diver S.

RICHARD'S KID

2018 Fee: $2,500 LFSN

Lemon Drop Kid – Tough Broad, by Broad Brush

A LEADING CALIFORNIA FRESHMAN SIRE OF 2017 » First 2YO winner went wire-to-wire winning by 3 ½ lengths in her second start at Del Mar and returned for a second win at Del Mar! » Back-to-back winner of the $1,000,000 Grade 1 Pacific Classic – once with a 107 Beyer. » Won from 1 Mile to 1 ½ Miles posting ELEVEN Triple Digit Beyers and earning $2.4 Million+! » The Leading Son of LEMON DROP KID (118 Beyer) and 6-time SW TOUGH BROAD (100 Beyer), by Leading Sire BROAD BRUSH. For more information contact Tom Hudson at 805-886-2804 or Tom-Hudson@hotmail.com

U S RANGER

2018 Fee: $3,000 LFSN

Danzig – My Annette, by Red Ransom

SECOND LEADING ACTIVE SIRE IN CALIFORNIA BY 2017 WINNERS » 2017 Winners incl. 2017/2016 SW U S OFFICER ($169,000), 2017 Group 1 Handicap de las Estrellas SW VIUDA ALEGRE, new $100,000 2YO Futurity placed Wild West Ranger, etc. » Graded Stakes Sire in each of his first two crops – Sire of LAWN RANGER (G3), SOLITARY RANGER (G3) and GET THE NOD (G3)! » Weanlings to $120,000, Yearlings to $180,000, 2YOs to $160,000.

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Focus on the Future

A Cinch for Success

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If Mary Ellet were to write her own screenplay, it might be titled “How to Steal Your Brother’s Horse and Get Away With It.” But the unmistakable bond between Ellet and her pony horse Cinch is so ferce that her brother willingly moved on while horse and rider are now working together in Kentucky. Ellet had a unique childhood, growing up on the Southern California racetracks. Both of her parents have been outriders and pony riders, leading racehorses through the post parade and to the starting gate. After riding in Western events such as barrel racing and gymkhana classes as a child, Ellet started work at the racetrack in earnest at 16. “I really started working at the track the summer before my senior year because I was going to take AP (Advanced Placement) French,” Ellet said. “My mom warned me against going all summer without speaking French and said I should start talking with the French riders.” Ten Ellet met Marco Ramirez, who galloped for Jerry Hollendorfer. “I learned Spanish from him, as well,” said Ellet. “And one day he said he had a horse that needed to go with a pony. Te frst horse I ever ponied ended up being Blind Luck.” Blind Luck earned more than $3.2 million with six grade 1 wins, and she was voted an Eclipse Award as the 2010 champion 3-year-old flly. “She really is who I credit with making me love the sport,” Ellet said. “She sparked my interest and turned it into a passion.” Ellet ponied for Hollendorfer for two years on weekends and breaks from school, then started ponying for Bob Bafert while in college at Chapman University in Orange. After graduation in 2015, she was selected for the Godolphin Flying Start program, a two-year international graduate program that takes trainees around the world to learn the horse business in Australia, Europe, and Dubai. But throughout her journey Ellet’s heart was still at home in California with a Paint horse named Cinch. “We bought Cinch from Anthony Saavedra as a 5-year-old in

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EMILY SHIEKDS

BY EMILY SHIELDS

Cinch was too pretty to be a boy’s horse, so Mary Ellet “appropriated” him from her brother

2007,” Ellet said. “At the time we had a horse named Mo who was a superstar, one of those perfect horses to have while growing up, and he died a week later. My dad said that our new horse, who was a rock-steady, gorgeous horse, was a ‘cinch’ to fll Mo’s spot. Tat’s how he got his name.” Ellet’s brother James started using Cinch as a team roping horse. “He did high school and college rodeo with my brother,” Ellet said. “When he came home for Christmas break, I said, ‘Mom, he’s just too pretty to be a boy’s horse.’ And that’s the story of how I stole Cinch from my brother.” While Ellet was overseas, her mother, Cindy, rode Cinch during the 2016 Breeders’ Cup races at Santa Anita, where Cinch took defending champion Tepin to the post for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1T). When Ellet recently got a job working for PM Advertising in Kentucky, she took Cinch with her. Te pair ponies at Keeneland in the mornings, and while Cinch had to stay in the Bluegrass State for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar, Ellet returned and ponied horses such as defending Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1T) champion Highland Reel and group 1 winner Nezwaah to the gate. “He’s undoubtedly my horse,” Ellet said of Cinch. “California will always be my home, but if I were ever to up and move anywhere around the world, I would take Cinch with me.”


ONE OF ONLY 3 HORSES in 2017 to earn three or more 105+ BEYERS up to a mile on dirt, along with champion sprinter pro tem ROY H and G1 winner SHARP AZTECA

“ Brilliant speed that carries over a mile and perfect conformation equals great stallion potential. He has both. ” – BOB BAFFERT

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Barretts January Sale Preview

PITCHING IN

BARRETTS JANUARY

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en percent of the sales commissions of horses sold at the Barretts January mixed sale will go to help victims of the San Luis Rey fre. Barretts ofcials announced that the company is pledging the funds to the California Toroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation to help the industry support those in need after the devastating fre. “Our thoughts are with all of those afected by the Lilac fre, and we are especially saddened about the tragic events at San Luis Rey Downs horse training center,” said Miguel Santana, presi-

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dent and CEO of Fairplex, which owns Barretts. “As members of the horse community, Barretts and Fairplex empathize with the owners and trainers who experienced such devastating losses. We are thankful that we can help out by donating a percentage of the sales from Barretts’ January sale to CTHF.” Barretts in December also opened its barns to victims from the Creek fre. Fairplex and Barretts have several times assisted in taking in horses during local fres. Te consignor list for the sale, which will be held Jan. 17 beginning at 11 a.m. at Fairplex in Pomona, illustrates the extent of the Lilac fre’s range. Martine Bellocq as agent has consigned hip #127, a 4-year-old daughter of Many Rivers—Briteyednbushytail, by High Brite, named Eye of the River. Bellocq was one of the people who saved horses at San Luis Rey, and she was so badly burned that she was initially hospitalized and in a medically induced coma. Te catalog also includes a complete dispersal of Kings River Ranch, all 16 horses being racing prospects. Tree are California-breds by Lucky Pulpit, including full sisters Kellyanne and Right to the Point, both out of the stakes-producing Smart Strike mare Creative Karen. Two others in the Kings River consignment are Cal-breds by Unusual Heat out of the stakes-winning Macabe mare Gone Rebel. Broodmares, 2-year-olds, and yearlings make up the bulk of the catalog. Sue Greene’s Woodbridge Farm has a Smiling Tiger 2-year-old Cal-bred flly out of the stakes-winning Gilded Time mare Lilly Fa Pootz. H & E Ranch’s consignment includes a 2-year-old Kentucky-bred son of Uncle Mo out of the stakes-winning Rizzi mare Lady Rizzi. Yearlings include a Cal-bred daughter of Make Music for Me from the consignment of Nadine Anderson. Te flly’s third dam is champion and Hall of Famer Paseana. Andy Havens’ Havens Bloodstock Agency has a Cal-bred yearling son of Sidney’s Candy—Fantasy, by Cadeaux Genereux. Mares on ofer include stakes-winning Fairway Road from the Woodbridge consignment. A daughter of Cuvee—Launch Site, by Relaunch, the mare is in foal to California sire Grazen. McKee Bloodstock has such mares as Golden Grail, a daughter of Street Cry in foal to Macho Uno, and Princessofthenile, a daughter of Pioneerof the Nile in foal to Animal Kingdom. Havens Bloodstock Agency’s mares include Tilde, a stakes-winning daughter of Swiss Yodeler in foal to Creative Cause. California stallions Acclamation, Clubhouse Ride, Cyclotron, Grazen, Lucky Pulpit, Slew’s Tiznow, and Vronsky are among those with yearlings in the catalog. Slew’s Tiznow and Vronsky also have 2-year-olds cataloged, as do such other California stallions as Bluegrass Cat, Desert Code, and Papa Clem.


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Dr. Stacy Potter

In a relatively short time Dr. Stacy Potter has been all over California, experiencing many facets of the industry. During the last four years she has shared her veterinary skills with Rancho San Miguel and has proved so indispensable that farm manager Clay Murdock selected her as one of the farm’s most valuable employees. “It is such an advantage to have a resident veterinarian on the property,” said Murdock. “She not only takes care of the veterinary work, but also takes part in the management of the farm. She is very involved with all aspects of what we do here.” Te Toroughbred industry wasn’t necessarily part of Potter’s plans just a few short years ago. Te Orange County native got her undergraduate degree at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and Quarter Horses were her passion. “I showed extensively throughout the Western United States,” she said, “and actively as a young kid up through college. Also, my trainer had a large Quarter Horse breeding ranch, and I helped them at the farm during school breaks and summers.” But her proximity to Toroughbreds couldn’t be ignored. “As an undergrad, I was deciding between going the animal science route and working at a breeding farm, or if I should go to vet school frst and get into breeding that way. I started working closely with Sommer Smith and Dave Showalter from NexStar Ranch, helping them at the Barretts Sales. Being at Cal Poly, it was easy to run over and help them groom and show horses.” Te University of California, Davis beckoned. “I completed vet school there,” said Potter, “and when I graduated, I went straight to Rancho San Miguel.” She lives close to the foaling barn, has a truck stocked with the necessary supplies, and has a separate clinic nearby where horses can be taken in the event a sterile environment is needed. During

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Dr. Stacy Potter, resident vet at Rancho San Miguel, treats all the farm’s horses as if they were her own

breeding season, she spends the day checking on foals, palpating mares, and tending any minor injuries. “In the springtime we do survey radiographs as well,” she explained. “We’ll do cultures on the mares and take preventative measures to keep anyone from getting sick.” In the of-season Potter enjoys handling horses in general. “She is very hands-on to any neonatal issues as she cares so much for the young foals and is willing to do whatever is necessary for their treatment,” Murdock said. “I would say maybe her biggest asset is she really cares about the horse and its veterinary care. She is also very good with communicating with owners, and she has a lot of empathy for them when difcult things arise. We have a very high conception rate here because of her attention to detail.” After several years of Potter has returned to the show arena. “I just got back from the American Quarter Horse Association World Championships with a flly,” she said. “It has been 10 years since I’d shown in what is our world championships, so it meant a lot to me. I still have a lot of passion for the show horses.” And she treats the Rancho San Miguel horses as her own. “I always say that one is my favorite baby or mare, but then I realize I have 10 of those each year,” she joked. “But I do treat them all as if they were my own horses.”


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adeline and Harris Auerbach know that racing can be a cyclical game. You can be lucky enough to get a sprinkling of stakes wins, followed by a lengthy drought. You could also have a hand in two graded stakes wins just 10 days apart. For the Auerbachs, all these things have happened, with the latter extreme coming via California-breds from Nov. 23 through Dec. 3. Te Auerbach-bred and -sold How Unusual won the Red Carpet Handicap (G3T) on Tanksgiving, and then homebred Majestic Heat took the Bayakoa Stakes (G2). Tese victories came at the tail end of a tough year for the well-known

Madeline Auerbach and her son Harris Auerbach are mainstays of California’s Thoroughbred industry

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California breeders, who lost their foundation stallion, Unusual Heat, in May. But for Madeline, patience has always been the most important part of the game. “When you’ve been doing it as long as we have,” she said, “it’s very validating because you know you’re doing things right. Tis business is an infnite test of patience and resources, but mostly patience. I believe that’s very difcult to remember sometimes.” Madeline was particularly fond of How Unusual when the daughter of Unusual Heat— Veela, by Bartok, was young. “I got to know our young horses very well,” she said. “When How Unusual came to the track (they) said she was very difcult and to watch myself. She came right over and laid her head in my arms. I don’t doubt that she was a spitfre, but she always had a wonderful connection with me.” “How Unusual has always been one of Madeline’s favorites since she was a baby,” confrmed Harris. “She has exceeded all expectations and is a beautiful flly.” Mother and son, along with partners, raced How Unusual through the frst eight months of her career, which included a maiden win at Santa Anita and a second-place efort in the 2016 Campanile Stakes at Golden Gate Fields. Trainer Mike Pender approached the Auerbachs about buying the flly after he failed to acquire anything in the 2016 Barretts August select yearling sale. “We sold her privately to him and told him he was getting a really good deal,” Harris said, “which it turns out he really did.” How Unusual won her frst start for her new connections, then fnished in the top three spots in fve of six starts in 2017. Te $102,415 Red Carpet Handicap for fllies and mares on the grass at Del Mar was her frst stakes victory. She has fve wins, two seconds, and three thirds from 19 starts for earnings of $302,367. On the other hand, Majestic Heat won her frst stakes race in 2016, taking the Solana Beach Stakes at Del Mar. She successfully defended her title in 2017, then trainer Richard Mandella made the judgment call to move the multiple turf winner to the dirt for the $100,690 Betty Grable Stakes Nov. 12. She had just run in the


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Nov. 4 Goldikova Stakes (G2T), but Account (CARMA) and a founding Mandella noted she was, “tearing the director of the Toroughbred Aftercare barn down and full of energy.” Alliance (TAA). “She always trained well on the “I love all the things I do,” she said. dirt, and we wanted to try it,” Harris “I love my work with CARMA. Teir recalled. Majestic Heat responded placement program is something I’m well, winning the Betty Grable by 31⁄4 terribly proud of. It’s the only program lengths. Mandella entered her back of its kind in the nation. And I’m for the $201,035 Bayakoa Stakes just very proud of what the Toroughbred three weeks later, Majestic Heat’s third Aftercare Alliance does on a national race in 30 days. level. We need more organizations of “Up until race day we weren’t sure that kind of scope and reach.” if she was running,” Harris said. But even while being around char“Richard wanted to be 100% sure ity-driven people, Auerbach was still she was ready to run. And she ended awed by the outpouring of support up delivering a performance that was and help for the grooms and trainers breathtaking.” that survived the San Luis Rey Downs Tis business is an infnite Majestic Heat won by 21⁄2 lengths fre on Dec. 7. test of patience and resources, over 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup “As sad and as horrible as that event but mostly patience. I believe Juvenile Fillies (G1) heroine Chamhas been, I couldn’t be more impressed pagne Room to increase her record to and proud of the people who were inthat’s very difcult to rememseven wins in 16 starts and earnings of volved,” she said as donations and help ber sometimes.” $530,329. from around the country poured in. “I In addition to breeding and owndon’t even know how to talk about it. I — Madeline Auerbach ing countless horses over the years, am so grateful to the industry, and this including the likes of Golden Doc A, will stay with us. It really restores my Lethal Heat, Lennyfromalibu, Pretty faith in all the work that I’ve done for Unusual, and Burns, Madeline is active on several boards and the last dozen years. I knew I was working for the right group advocates for Toroughbred aftercare. She is the founder and of people, but I didn’t know just how special those people were. former chairperson of the California Retirement Management And now I do.” With afrmation of the kindness within the industry and a host of Unusual Heat ofspring on the track and in the shed, the Auerbachs always have something to look forward to. How Unusual’s dam, Veela, is in foal to California stallion Gervinho, but she will give birth in Kentucky and be bred back to Hard Spun. Majestic Heat’s dam, Chi Chi Nette, is in foal to Tamarando on behalf of the employees of Harris Farms, whom she was leased to last year. On top of that, the California Cup Classic, frst run in 1990, has been renamed the Unusual Heat Turf Classic Presented by City National Bank. “Tat is so special,” said Madeline. “I know how important he was for California. We don’t know what would have happened to racing here without him. Tis shows that he Harris Auerbach, center, and Madeline celebrate Cheekaboo’s victory in the state-bred Campanile was recognized by our peers.” Stakes at Golden Gate with CTBA’s Doug Burge, left, Joe Ciaglia, jockey Juan Hernandez, and trainer Peter Eurton, right

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Winners NOVEMBER 13, 2017Ð DECEMBER 17, 2017 3-YEAR-OLDS & UP Acclamation—Passionate: Ragazza Di Vola (22-10), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 12/1, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:45.15, $12,240. Benchmark—Bella Roja: Princess Kendra (40-21), f, 4 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, AOC, 12/15, 5 1/2f, 1:4.53, $27,000. Bold Chieftain—Luke's Finest: Sunset Dragunn (32-18), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 12/10, 6f, 1:9.46, $21,060. Capsized—Position of Power: Power of Nine (6-3), m, 8 yo, Golden Gate Fields, WCL, 12/2, 6f, 1:11.43, $5,500. City Zip—Moscow Rising: Eleven Zip (272-157), g, 6 yo, Turf Paradise, AOC, 12/5, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:41.39, $8,810. Coil—Heatology: Spring Heat (32-14), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 11/18, 5f, 57.18, $21,060. Desert Code—Treasure Chest: Desert Law (51-26), g, 3 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 11/24, 6f, 1:9.54, $41,340. Game Plan—Ultimate Summer: Ultimate Game (19-7), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 11/16, 6f, 1:12.01, $6,300. Good Journey—Cantina's Rose: Getoffmyback (55-29), g, 4 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 11/25, 6 1/2f, 1:17.01, $31,800. Gotham City—Cheta: T. D.'s Gold (18-13), g, 7 yo, Portland Meadows, SHP, McFadden Starter H., 11/26, 1mi, 1:38.86, $5,610. Grace Upon Grace—Passionate Kip: London Legacy (15-9), g, 5 yo, Turf Paradise, STR, 12/2, 6 1/2f, 1:16.64, $4,982. Grazen—Sunday Dress: Tough Sunday (32-16), h, 5 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 11/16, 5f (T), 56.26, $42,900. Grazen—Chelcee's Hope: Scathing (32-16), f, 4 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, STR, 12/14, 5f, 58.26, $10,800. In Excess (IRE)—Vogue Queen: Winninginfashion (14-6), m, 7 yo, Portland Meadows, SHP, Mary Goldbatt Starter H., 11/26, 6f, 1:11.07, $5,500. In Excess (IRE)—Vogue Queen: Winninginfashion (14-6), m, 7 yo, Portland Meadows, STK, City of Roses H., 12/11, 1mi 70yd, 1:46.10, $5,885. Informed—Grey Babe: General Info (18-12), g, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, ALW, 11/24, 6 1/2f, 1:17.19, $8,420. Kafwain—Unbridled Prayer: Pray Hard (62-38), g, 6 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, STR, 11/30, 5 1/2f, 1:4.28, $10,800. Lucky Pulpit—Brief Illusion: Haveiture Way (160-85), f, 4 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 11/26, 6 1/2f, 1:18.11, $31,800. Lucky Pulpit—Deja Views: Lucky Views (160-85), g, 6 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 11/26, 1mi, 1:38.42, $6,300. Midnight Lute—Dypsy: Edwards Going Left (199-109), g, 3 yo, Del Mar, STK, Cary Grant S., 11/19, 7f, 1:22.98, $57,000. Ministers Wild Cat—Sailor's Sister: Wildcat Sailor (100-63), g, 5 yo, Parx Racing, WCL, 11/26, 6f, 1:13.93, $18,600. Ministers Wild Cat—Keep Active: Dangerously Close (100-63), f, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, STR, 12/17, 5 1/2f, 1:3.37, $20,160. Sea of Secrets—Here Comes Big G: Big G Secret Crab (26-14), m, 7 yo, Los Alamitos, WCL, 12/3, 4 1/2f, 52.92, $4,850. Siberian Summer—Foreverinasong: Foreverinsummer (6-4), m, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 12/9, 1mi (T), 1:37.81, $10,800. Sierra Sunset—Sharoana: Senator Robert (25-11), g, 4 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, AOC, 12/3, 1mi, 1:36.45, $35,100. Square Eddie—Chanel My Belle: Beau Square (78-34), f, 3 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 11/17, 5f (T), 56.88, $31,800.

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

Square Eddie—Once Upon A Grace (IRE): Patience Ofa Saint (78-34), g, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, ALW, 12/2, 7 1/2f (T), 1:29.52, $8,420. Thisnearlywasmine—Zorra Roja: Fast and Foxy (6-3), m, 7 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STK, Bear Fan S., 12/9, 6f, 1:9.43, $45,000. Thorn Song—Plush: Country Road (70-34), g, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 12/10, 6f, 1:9.62, $12,240. Top Hit—Jungle Girl: Maid Easy (35-21), m, 5 yo, Turf Paradise, SOC, 11/25, 5 1/2f, 1:4.19, $7,673. Top Hit—Jungle Girl: Maid Easy (35-21), m, 5 yo, Turf Paradise, STR, 12/5, 7 1/2f (T), 1:30.21, $4,861. Tribal Rule—Ladylore: Roaring Rule (125-79), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 12/8, 1mi, 1:38.18, $7,800. Twirling Candy—Flaming Dixie: Bako Sweets (118-76), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 12/9, 6f, 1:9.90, $11,220. Unusual Heat—Miss Thirtyfour D: Well Developed (109-54), g, 3 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 11/16, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:41.61, $31,800. Unusual Heat—Veela: How Unusual (109-54), f, 4 yo, Del Mar, STK, Red Carpet H. (gr. IIIT ), 11/23, 1 3/8mi (T), 2:14.92, $60,000. Unusual Heat—Chi Chi Nette: Majestic Heat (109-54), m, 5 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, STK, Bayakoa S. (gr. II ), 12/3, 1 1/16mi, 1:42.15, $120,000. Unusual Heat—Pleasing: Cool Hand Lucas (109-54), g, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, ALW, 12/13, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:43.00, $8,593. Vronsky—Deb's Parfait: Vronilla Parfait (70-40), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 11/17, 5 1/2f, 1:3.68, $12,240.

2-YEAR-OLDS Bedford Falls—Sienna Sky: Could Be the One (18-9), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 11/26, 5 1/2f, 1:4.45, $12,240. Decarchy—Awesome Broad: One Fast Broad (50-25), f, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, STK, Soviet Problem S., 12/2, 1mi, 1:38.26, $57,000. Kafwain—Joyce and Me: We Will Re Joyce (62-38), f, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, SOC, 12/9, 5 1/2f, 1:5.45, $20,160. Old Fashioned—Valeria: Streak of Luck (154-75), f, 2 yo, Del Mar, SOC, 11/19, 1mi (T), 1:38.32, $18,480. Peppered Cat—Ess Sa Ba: Pasz the Pepper (38-20), f, 2 yo, Turf Paradise, AOC, 12/17, 6f, 1:11.75, $8,506. Storm Wolf—Stormin Mon: Psycho Dar (26-11), g, 2 yo, Del Mar, SOC, 11/23, 6f, 1:11.17, $20,160. Vronsky—Perfect Hostess: Intimidate (70-40), c, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, STK, King Glorious S., 12/16, 1mi, 1:38.76, $57,000.

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Acclamation—Knows No Bounds: Rewired (22-10), c, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 12/3, 6f, 1:11.46, $8,400. Acclamation—Lutess: Heck Yeah (22-10), c, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MSW, 12/7, 5 1/2f, 1:3.51, $24,000. Acclamation—Chinese Cat: Acclaimed Cat (22-10), f, 3 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 12/9, 4 1/2f, 53.17, $3,480. Angus—It's Not True: Aries (8-6), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/23, 5 1/2f, 1:5.98, $4,950.

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Aragorn (IRE)—Tavern On Rush: Gosofar (44-28), g, 4 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 12/7, 5 1/2f, 1:4.56, $12,600. Awesome Gambler—This Time Baby: Dark Paradise (41-19), g, 2 yo, Turf Paradise, MOC, 11/28, 7 1/2f (T), 1:31.41, $7,518. Black Seventeen—Parfait Amour: French Parfait (12-5), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/16, 5f, 1:0.25, $4,400. Blazonry—Celebrate Everyday: Celebrate Life (21-13), r, 3 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 11/17, 5 1/2f, 1:5.00, $10,200.

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COIL Barton Thoroughbreds (805) 693 1777 • info@bartonthoroughbreds.com www.bartonthoroughbreds Coil—Unusual Music: Myangelcindy (32-14), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/19, 6f, 1:11.12, $4,950. Comic Strip—Honoree Lady: Askin' for Trouble (24-16), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 11/19, 1mi, 1:39.81, $20,280. Creative Cause—Dover Crossing: Creative Crossing (112-55), g, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 11/21, 5 1/2f, 1:5.56, $3,711.

CYCLOTRON Old English Rancho (909) 947 3911 Cyclotron—Could She: She's Movin On (39-21), f, 4 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 11/17, 4 1/2f, 53.62, $3,320.

DESERT CODE Harris Farms (800) 311 6211 www.harrisfarms.com Desert Code—Inside Affair: Luke's On Fire (51-26), c, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 11/30, 5 1/2f, 1:6.01, $12,600. Desert Code—Unchanged Melody: Songofthedesert (51-26), f, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 12/1, 5 1/2f, 1:4.93, $12,600. Dixie Chatter—Deo's Secret: Divulge (70-28), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/17, 6f, 1:11.51, $4,950.


Winners Dixie Chatter—Concettina: Canneto Beach (70-28), g, 3 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 12/15, 4 1/2f, 53.64, $3,430. Don'tsellmeshort—Gutsy Lady: Gutsy Streak (35-20), g, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 12/10, 5f, 57.67, $9,000. Elusive Warning—Lil Miss Marie: Sheer Prince (25-13), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/30, 6f, 1:11.64, $4,400. Ez Dreamer—Double Punch: Blow My Mind (16-9), c, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MOC, 12/6, 5 1/2f, 1:5.33, $7,595. Global Hunter (ARG)—Ligacao Direta (BRZ): Globeleza (6-4), f, 4 yo, Penn National, MCL, 11/18, 1mi 70yd, 1:47.42, $6,300. Golden Balls (IRE)—Some Excess: X S Gold (15-7), f, 2 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 11/19, 1mi (T), 1:37.00, $31,200. Gotham City—Cornelia Marie: Colonel Gotham (18-13), g, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 11/28, 6f, 1:11.78, $3,672. Grace Upon Grace—Dona Amelia (CHI): Dancing Kelli S (15-9), f, 2 yo, Portland Meadows, MOC, 11/27, 5 1/2f, 1:6.02, $3,410. Grace Upon Grace—Valid Move: If Only Ida (15-9), f, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 12/16, 5 1/2f, 1:5.76, $12,600. Grazen—Bluegrass Belle: Catfsh Hunter (32-16), c, 3 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 11/23, 6f, 1:9.89, $16,800.

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IDIOT PROOF Victory Rose Thoroughbreds (707) 678 6580 www.victoryrose.com Idiot Proof—Jamielovesbieber: Diamond Proof (11-7), f, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 12/14, 5f, 59.18, $9,000.

INFORMED Ridgeley Farm (951) 654 7728 ridgeleyfarmhemet@gmail.com Informed—Joint Agreement: Skipaway Tiz (18-12), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/16, 5f, 59.54, $3,850. Lucky Pulpit—Mme. Espionage: Hardboot (160-85), c, 2 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 11/18, 1mi (T), 1:37.02, $31,200. Lucky Pulpit—Anointed: High Banner (160-85), g, 4 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 12/5, 5f, 58.22, $4,166. Marino Marini—Tribal Gem: Gem of a Marina (82-42), f, 3 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 11/17, 5 1/2f, 1:4.83, $31,200. Midnight Lute—Miss Gibson County: Cyrus Beene (199-109), g, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MOC, 11/18, 6f, 1:12.42, $7,595. Ministers Wild Cat—Excusabull: Joe Jackson (100-63), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 12/3, 5f, 57.71, $4,400. Ministers Wild Cat—She's Redeemed: Redeeming Quality (100-63), m, 5 yo, Zia Park, MCL, 12/11, 5 1/2f, 1:5.72, $5,100.

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Papa Clem—Serela: Holy Clem (104-63), c, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/19, 5 1/2f, 1:4.12, $8,400. Papa Clem—Pop Quality: Kaleidoscope Kid (104-63), g, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 12/16, 1mi, 1:40.12, $10,200. Peppered Cat—Taromina: A Nefarious Cat (38-20), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/18, 5f, 59.40, $3,850. Peppered Cat—Ess Sa Ba: Pasz the Pepper (38-20), f, 2 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 12/5, 6f, 1:11.61, $3,867. Point Encounter—Jamaican Music: Cali Encounter (5-1), f, 3 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 12/3, 4 1/2f, 54.48, $2,340. Popular—Rowdy Angel: Laynee (11-7), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 11/26, 6f, 1:10.57, $20,280. Rallying Cry—Agua de Mayo: Agua de Fuego (13-10), f, 3 yo, Portland Meadows, MCL, 11/21, 5 1/2f, 1:7.00, $3,025. Shackleford—Indian Kisses: Kiss of Dahpespe (112-63), f, 2 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 11/18, 6 1/2f, 1:20.86, $16,800.

SIERRA SUNSET Daehling Ranch (916) 685 4965 www.daehlingranch.com Sierra Sunset—Love You Crazy: One Last Hit (25-11), g, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 12/13, 1mi, 1:39.63, $3,711. Slew's Tiznow—Catch a Wave: Lord Admiral (34-22), g, 3 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 11/19, 1mi (T), 1:36.86, $31,200.


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Stormy Jack—Carrie With a C: Paula With a P (22-8), f, 3 yo, Remington Park, MCL, 11/21, 5 1/2f, 1:6.89, $5,736. Street Theatre—Smooth Quest: Cue the Q (5-1), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 12/8, 1mi, 1:39.84, $8,400. Successful Appeal—Carrie Rose: Carrie's Success (113-76), f, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MSW, 12/10, 5 1/2f, 1:3.90, $24,000.

Tizbud—Geode: Alive and Well (25-12), c, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/24, 1mi (T), 1:39.67, $7,800. Tizbud—Pretty Peggy: Miss Pretty (25-12), f, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 12/10, 5 1/2f, 1:4.82, $10,200. Tizdejavu—Clever Freud: Promnesia (64-36), f, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MSW, 12/14, 5 1/2f, 1:5.34, $24,000. Tribal Rule—Gorgeous Goomah: Respect the Shot (125-79), g, 2 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 12/16, 5 1/2f, 1:4.78, $5,112. Unusual Heat—Dotsy Jean: Hotsy Dotsy (109-54), f, 4 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 12/9, 1mi, 1:39.09, $9,000. Viento Fuerte—Molly's Gun Moll: Gunny (2-2), f, 4 yo, Portland Meadows, MOC, 11/28, 6f, 1:13.61, $3,410.

Slew's Tiznow—Excess Beauty: Shalonda (34-22), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/24, 5 1/2f, 1:5.46, $5,500. Slew's Tiznow—Grand Advice: Castle (34-22), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 12/10, 6f, 1:9.53, $20,280.

SMILING TIGER Harris Farms (800) 311 6211 www.harrisfarms.com Smiling Tiger—Factual Lady: Suspicious Look (31-7), g, 2 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 12/4, 6f, 1:12.58, $3,789. Southern Image—So Nice: Jay Makes Us Laugh (61-31), g, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 12/16, 5 1/2f, 1:5.10, $9,000. Southern Image—Broke the Slump: Southern Thunder (61-31), g, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 12/17, 1mi, 1:38.98, $9,000. Spensive—Pretty Poison: Pretty Expensive (5-4), f, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 11/13, 1mi, 1:42.80, $3,828. Square Eddie—Nicole and Ben: Maydaymaydaymayday (78-34), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 12/7, 5f, 58.81, $4,400. Stay Thirsty—Subtle Aly: Shane Doan (109-62), g, 2 yo, Turf Paradise, MOC, 12/10, 6f, 1:10.47, $7,595. Storm Wolf—Sophisticated Sis: Eclipticalsrosette (26-11), f, 3 yo, Penn National, MSW, 11/24, 6f, 1:11.98, $17,100.

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SUNDARBAN Milky Way Farm (909) 241 6600 milkywaycattle@aol.com Sundarban—Reminiscence: El Sundar (36-8), r, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 11/24, 1mi, 1:41.03, $3,867. Swagger Jack—Naughty Nightie: Naughty Swagger (7-2), f, 2 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 12/17, 5 1/2f, 1:5.53, $5,059. Swiss Yodeler—Rose S.: Eiger's Thorn (46-24), g, 3 yo, Portland Meadows, MCL, 11/14, 6f, 1:12.85, $2,915. Thorn Song—Kissed by Class: No Class No (70-34), g, 4 yo, Zia Park, MCL, 12/12, 5 1/2f, 1:4.75, $5,100. Time to Get Even—Clawpuccino: Time for Cioppino (25-9), g, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 12/15, 5 1/2f, 1:5.15, $12,600.

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For those horses that headshake because of sunlight, face masks that act like sunglasses might be a solution

HEADSHAKING IN HORSES PHYSICAL ISSUE, NOT BEHAVIORAL BY HEATHER SMITH THOMAS

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eadshaking syndrome in horses is a symptom, not a disease. Like fever, it is a sign of disease rather than a disease itself. Headshaking has a number of causes, and several veterinarians have studied these causes to fnd ways to treat them. Te headshaking generally comes on suddenly—in a horse that has never done this before—and usually continues to occur sporadically. Pamela Wilkins, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM, ACVECC, a professor of

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equine internal medicine at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, says it can be challenging to fgure out the cause. “We can use multiple diagnostic methods and still be unable to determine the cause of headshaking,” Wilkins said. “Tis doesn’t mean that we can’t try therapies that may be efective.” Horses with headshaking syndrome exhibit a repetitive, involuntary movement that is generally more vertical (up and down) than side-to-side. “It’s like a very quick downward fick of the nose and generally looks like something is bothering the horse—an annoyance of some kind,” said Wilkins. One reason Wilkins became interested in this problem was that, as a young person, she had seen headshaking horses

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while riding. “At that time, everyone thought this was a behavioral problem, so the horses were punished,” she said. “Riders would use running martingales, elevator bits, and tack nosebands to keep the horses’ heads in position and keep them from headshaking.” After she became a veterinarian, Wilkins realized that these horses are physically disturbed. Tey were trying to rub or scratch the face, rub their eyes, or blow their nose. “Tere is some kind of irritation in the face or nose area,” she said. “So I try to educate people that these horses are not being bad. I think horse owners today have become more aware of this problem, and more of them understand that it is a physical problem and not a behav-


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Headshaking that seems to be seasonal might be due to allergies

ioral issue. Tese horses can be dangerous, but they are not intentionally trying to be bad.” When it becomes really serious, the movement may involve the whole head and neck. “Another sign of headshaking may include rubbing the head and muzzle,” said Wilkins. “Tis can be constant and vigorous. Tis is not a little gentle rub; it’s like a horrible itch that has to be scratched and nothing is making it better. Some of these horses develop sores from vigorous rubbing. “We don’t know what these horses are feeling because they can’t tell us. Tere are some similar things in humans, however, such as people who have trigeminal neuritis, which is over-activity of the trigeminal nerve. Tese people describe a feeling of tingling or even painful sensation along their nostrils and the side of the face. “Headshaking is probably primarily related to the trigeminal nerve. It branches of the base of the skull and innervates the skin around the eye and the parts of the face and muzzle that feel sensation. Te problem is usually not in the location where we’re seeing the itching or pain.” 74

your nostrils. But the origin of the sneeze is in your brain; it’s not in your nose.” Tere is also something called cluster tic syndrome—another problem in which blood vessels in the central nervous system are next to or associated with the trigeminal nerve and cause these signs. Tis is similar to what causes cluster headaches in people. “In humans, a trigeminal nerve problem can cause facial pain with nasal discharge, eye tearing, sneezing, etc.,” said Wilkins. “Tere may be a seasonality, with periods of remission at frst. A lot of headshaker horses may start seasonally but eventually have the problem yearround.” Horse owners might think the problem is due to allergies because of the seasonality, in the beginning. Some horses only headshake while being ridden. “I recommend trying face masks that also act like sunglasses, or try a nose net, or both,” said Wilkins. “ Some face masks and ear nets can help block sunlight and wind. Some horses don’t like wind and do more headshaking if it’s a windy day or if there is a fan blowing on them in the barn.” DIAGNOSTICS

Some horses only head shake when they are being ridden

Dr. John Madigan at the University of California, Davis has done a lot of research on headshaking in horses. One of the causes he frst described was equivalent to what people who are sun sneezers experience. “It seems to be sensory summation inside the brain that makes the trigeminal nerve fre excessively,” said Wilkins. “When you need to sneeze, you can sometimes stop it if you push against

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Headshaking behavior might be due to something like an ear infection or some other physical problem. “Tis is why the horse needs a complete physical examination, to make sure there is nothing wrong in the ears, mouth, or eyes—no foaters or iris cysts bouncing in and out of their visual plane,” said Wilkins. “I usually do endoscopy of the upper airway and guttural pouches, just to see if there is a problem since headshaking can occur early in horses that develop something called temperohyoid osteoarthropathy (THO). When we diagnose a horse with THO, we often fnd that the horse has been a headshaker or recently started headshaking. “It is always a good idea to take skull radiographs, to rule out anything odd such as a foreign body up the nose that isn’t visualized with the endoscope. Skull radiographs can also help with a THO diagnosis. Routine bloodwork is also helpful.


Health “We recently had a student who did a pantyhose, but very few people wear case report project. Te horse came here pantyhose anymore. A nose mask can at frst because it had profuse bleeding be anything that can ft frmly around from the nose. It had some repeat bleed- the muzzle, attached to the noseband. Its ing episodes, but it started at a horse purpose is not to flter out bugs or dust; show. We think it got its mouth or nose I usually cut openings for the nostrils. It caught on something and pulled back, helps a headshaker because of the presand got the bloody nose. sure it puts over that part of the face— “When the horse was brought to us, like pushing against your nose when you we discovered a strange lesion in its nose. have to sneeze.” Once that resolved, the horse started to Insect control is also important with shake its head—with violent headshak- these horses because they are very sensiing episodes. “We ended up doing a CT scan and found it had a TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problem, with joint damage. We injected that joint and then the horse was fne—with no more headshaking. “Te reason we did the CT scan was because we were looking for something associated with the lesions we found when he was bleeding from the nose, and we picked up the TMJ problem with the scan. It hadn’t occurred to me to worry about TMJ with headshakers; I would have assumed that a TMJ problem would manifest more as dysphagia (having trouble eating) and fghting the bit, carrying the head to the side, etc.” While headshaking is not an uncommon problem, fnding out what is actually wrong can be challenging and expensive. “We start with the least invasive diagnostic methods frst, and work Some headshaking horses respond to a nose mask our way forward,” said Wilkins.

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dosage should be, if it is helpful. “We used to use cyproheptadine on these horses, but this drug may cause some horses to colic. Some horses respond well to this treatment, but you can’t use this in a racehorse. “Data on treatments can be hard to get; horses don’t always do the headshaking at the time we are examining them. When we do trigeminal nerve blocks, the horse must be doing the headshaking at the time or we can’t tell whether it works. It’s like blocking a lameness. “Some horses reportedly respond to allergy desensitization shots and to antihistamine. “Another treatment is dexamethasone pulse therapy (intermittent administration rather than continual low doses), and this may be worthwhile if the horse has an infammatory response in the nerve. “Dexamethasone pulse therapy should be an oral treatment, not injections. Anyone trying this should work with their veterinarian for the proper protocol. Tis can be tried for four to six months. Te dexamethasone is generally given for four days and then of for 21 days, on again for four days, of for 21 days, etc. But your veterinarian can help you fgure out what might be best for your horse.” Steroids should not be given to horses that might be prone to laminitis, and steroids might also result in laminitis in horses without a history of laminitis. Steroids might also that fts frmly around the muzzle as it puts pressure make a horse more susceptible to inon the nose TREATMENTS fections because of depressant efects Some treatments are aimed at elim- tive to anything fying around their face. on the immune system. inating or reducing the headshaking “Some people feel magnesium sup“Sometimes headshaking may be rebehavior. plementation may help, but you need to lated to allergies,” said Wilkins. “But if “If sunlight is the main cause, sun pro- be careful with that and not oversedate a person is going to do allergy testing, it tection for the eyes or keeping the horse the horse with too much magnesium,” should be done before starting any steout of bright sunlight (such as in a stall Wilkins said. “A product called Quies- roid treatment because steroids would during the day) can help,” said Wilkins. sence can be used (a supplement that afect the allergy tests. “Tere are special face masks that a horse tends to calm a nervous horse). Some “Diet changes usually don’t make a could wear continually that provide a vi- people use this in show horses to keep diference for headshakers though we sor or sunglasses efect for the eyes. Tese them quiet. usually recommend that they not be fed horses could be kept in a dark stall during “It may provide some relief to some alfalfa, rye, or clover because these can be the day if they don’t have the visor on, headshakers, and we recommend a slight- allergenic. and turned out at night. ly higher dose than what is on the label. “Start with the safest treatments frst. “Some of these horses respond to a But we tell people to work with their vet- We generally look at the horse’s reaction nose mask. I used to make these out of erinarian to fnd out what the efective to light and try the UV-blocking face


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MIDDLE EAR INFECTIONS AND SKULL FRACTURES

COURTESY PAMELA WILKINS

Lynda Blythe, DVM, PhD, a professor of neuroscience at Oregon State University, has done research on headshaking, mainly looking at one of the more serious causes— middle ear infections that can affect the joint between the stylohyoid bone and the skull. This situation can become life-threatening. She started working with headshaking horses 28 years ago, when a headshaking horse was brought to her by a horse owner from Washington. Blythe discovered a disease that she subsequently named temporohyoid osteoarthropathy (THO). That year she saw three horses with this disease, two of which had a history of headshaking or ear rubbing. She found they had a middle ear problem that caused an excess production of bone, which destroys the temporohyoid joint between the skull and the stylohyoid bone that comes up from the tongue and larynx. The joint fuses, and when the horse moves its tongue, this can fracture the next weakest point of the skull in the area of the inner and middle ear. Some of these horses have headshaking as the only clinical sign. Most of them have a history of headshaking prior to development of acute neurological problems (due to the fractured skull). Some owners never see headshaking; they just fnd the horse down and it can’t get up. The facial muscles of the affected horse are twisted to one side and the head is held at a tilt. The joint at the base of the skull moves freely in a normal horse. But if there’s infammation of the bone (which can be caused by a middle ear infection), the joint becomes arthritic. When the bones of the joint move, it causes pain. This pain can cause headshaking. Once the joint fuses, there’s no pain and the horse stops headshaking. But then when the horse moves its tongue or larynx, there is risk of fracturing the skull. Blythe tells about a stallion that provided a classic example. When another stallion was brought into the barn, the resident stallion challenged the newcomer with a loud whinny, which involved moving the larynx forcefully. This fractured his skull, and within a couple minutes he was down on the ground. The fusion from the arthritis infammation becomes so strong that when it breaks, the fracture is adjacent to the fused portion, through the inner ear. With the skull fractured at that location, there will be bleeding, a lot of irritation, and

mask, a nose net for riding, and bug repellent. If none of those are helping and allergy testing hasn’t shown anything, you might try the magnesium supplement. If that doesn’t help, you could try the cyproheptadine, and lastly the dexamethasone pulse therapy. “Something else that could be tried is 78

any bacteria present in the middle ear can go right into the brain. The stallion Blythe examined was brought to her within 12 hours, but she was unable to save him. He died of a massive infection of the brain. This is one reason to get a complete diagnosis if a horse starts to head shake. Skull radiographs in the area of the middle ear can help rule out THO or show that this is a problem. For a full examination Blythe anesthetizes the horse and radiographs the skull from below (with the horse on its back) and from each side. Sometimes she cultures fuid from the middle ear to see whether the horse has an infection. If the horse has fused bones at the temporohyoid joint below the middle ear, this may also be seen with an endoscope passed up into the guttural pouch. It must have a fair amount of change, due to the arthritis, to be obvious and visible with a scope, however. Blythe says she can see changes radiographically before they can be seen with the endoscope. With many headshaking horses, the changes have not all happened yet; the disease stemming from a middle ear infection hasn’t advanced far enough to visualize. She recommends taking more radiographs in six months. If it looks as if the horse is going to fuse that joint, Blythe surgically removes a piece of that bone. This does not affect the horse’s ability to eat. A false joint can be created so that tongue pressure won’t fracture the skull. Other veterinarians are now doing this procedure on horses that fracture. By taking out part of the stylohyoid bone, pressure is taken off the fracture site and allows it to create a fbrous rather than a bony union, which heals quickly and with less nerve damage. Blythe says this procedure is an attempt to resolve a possible problem and prevent risk for fracture. Some of these horses might not fracture without the surgery, but if they do, they may die if a middle ear infection cannot be controlled. Headshaking can have many other causes, but this behavior can be the earliest clinical sign of something very serious. A middle ear infection can be treated with antibiotics, but bony involvement and arthritic changes can’t be reversed. When the affected joint fuses, headshaking stops. Surgery to prevent possible fracture might be the best answer for that horse.

gabapentin, a drug sometimes used for pain. Carbamazapine has also been used, and acupuncture has been tried—and will help some horses. Te problem with most drugs is that they can’t be used in competition. “Trigeminal neurectomy has sometimes helped. For some horses this can be

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life-saving, but I consider this a last resort, as a type of salvage procedure. It doesn’t do anything to treat the problem; it just stops the sensation. “You want to start with a good physical examination. Eye/ear/mouth examination, endoscopy, bloodwork, and skull radiographs are the frst things I do.”


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

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Wins

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

Leading Earner

Desert Law ($122, 220) Queen Bee to You ($130,085) S Y Sky ($278, 240) Spin Me a Kiss ($152,470) B Squared ($243,735) Bookies Luck ($216,649) What a View ($228,845) Roaring Rule ($77,965) Shehastheritestuff ($128,745) Sircat Sally ($464,660) Mr. Hinx ($438,548) Majestic Heat ($263, 190) Boy Howdy ($57,546) Miss Sunset ($477,090) Got Even ($154, 294) Richard’s Boy ($402,360) Little Doe ($72,440) Fast and Foxy ($172,505) Bishops of Compton ($44, 265) My Italian Babbo ($221,961) Skye Diamonds ($378,920) Swiss Minister ($40,330) Senator Robert ($130,723) Spiced Perfection ($167, 280) Ashleyluvssugar ($331,845) Cuddle Alert ($212, 214) Grecian Fire ($107,315) California Chrome ($250,000) Take the One O One ($81,345) Powder ($91,650) Family Girl ($76,345) Edwards Going Left ($231,390) Moonless Sky ($244,720) Warrens Goldnugget ($43,525) Private Terrace ($70,870) Avanti Bello ($152,791) Patriots Rule ($77,353) One Fast Broad ($229,000) Ambitious Brew ($170, 200) K Thirty Eight ($93,641) Husband’s Folly ($40,754) Gemini Journey ($47,765) Popular Kid ($66,516) Mirror Image ($32,515) Marckie’s Water ($157,301) Maid Easy ($71,864) Brownie Finale ($57,521) Cordiality ($126, 160) Starlite Style ($146,740) More Power to Him ($134,310) Pequena Maty ($53,621) Tribal Storm ($162,805) My Friend George ($45,535) Pepper Crown ($42,301) Getoffmyback ($105, 175) Hot Gem ($28,880)

Earnings

$1,765,032 $1,746,718 $1,726,095 $1,615,390 $1,538,172 $1,439,057 $1,216,865 $911,002 $699,993 $617,055 $595,036 $577,428 $499,214 $477,090 $470,267 $459,180 $452,462 $439,862 $430,857 $380,231 $378,920 $363,999 $358,593 $354,761 $331,845 $300,069 $297,425 $294,025 $292,950 $281,984 $281,192 $271,825 $269,590 $267,983 $252,981 $249,771 $243,688 $241,600 $241,331 $237,665 $234,552 $234,281 $233,256 $233,117 $196,141 $193,813 $191,671 $188,993 $180,430 $169,787 $164,682 $163,030 $160,593 $158,082 $157,120 $156,246


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

8

Earned

Earnings/ Runner

Sire

1 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

Rnrs

Strts

Races Won

198

1507

223

Earned

$4,793,562

1 Idiot Proof, 2004, by Benchmark

11

$557, 232

$50,657

2 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

111

647

116

$3,605,459

2 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

32

28 $1, 281,600

$40,050

3 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

109

647

94

$3,340,100

11

21

$374, 175

$34,016

4 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

160

883

123

$3,249,474

4 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

111 116 $3,605,459

$32,482

5 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

126

775

130

$2,903,682

5 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

109

94 $3,340, 210

$30,644

6 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 100

674

111

$2,134,617

70

68 $1,961,867

$28,027

7 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

105

781

95

$2,019,834

8 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

78

400

59

$2,002,417

3 † Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado

6 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig 7 Bedford Falls, 2003, by Forestry

18

18

$502, 293

$27,905

8 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

34

41

$919,427

$27,042

9 Surf Cat, 2002, by Sir Cat 10 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike 11 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

33

31

$887, 241

$26,886

78

59 $2,002,417

$25,672

198 223 $4,793,562

$24,210

136

910

119

$1,966,544

10 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

9 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

70

454

68

$1,961,867

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

66

417

50

$1,323,377

12 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

32

146

28

$1,281,600

13 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

51

324

42

$1,016,184

14 Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

51

298

46

$1,012,163

15 Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG)

52

357

49

$977,012

12 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

39

39

$939, 182

$24,082

13 † Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig

19

10

$441, 127

$23,217

126 130 $2,903,682

$23,045

16 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

39

240

39

$939,182

14 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat 15 Tannersmyman, 1998, by Lord Carson

28

28

$630, 125

$22,504

17 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

83

592

74

$937,126

16 Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat

22

13

$491, 107

$22,323

18 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

34

162

41

$919,427

17 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 100 111 $2, 134,617

$21,346

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

70

461

53

$900,940

18 Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy

25

22

$525,077

$21,003

20 † Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 64

412

44

$890,808

19 Bold Chieftain, 2003, by Chief Seattle

32

30

$656,012

$20,500

21 Surf Cat, 2002, by Sir Cat

33

197

31

$887,241

160 123 $3, 249,474

$20,309

22 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

62

383

62

$865,879

23 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

64

455

67

$822,973

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

61

367

45

$798,639

(MINIMUM 50 STARTS)

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

47

298

41

$745,405

26 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

54

336

50

$665,178

27 Bold Chieftain, 2003, by Chief Seattle

32

196

30

$656,012

20 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

Sire

Rnrs Strts Wnrs Wins

Earned

1 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

84 334

36

60 $2,378,902

28 † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar

42

295

43

$641,737

2 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

53 162

15

24 $1,130,720

29 Tannersmyman, 1998, by Lord Carson

28

198

28

$630,125 $600,011

3 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

34 128

12

17

$997,794

30 Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

70

357

44

4 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

41 120

10

12

$778,887

31 † Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

43

258

43

$599,106

5 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

38 118

11

14

$639,383

32 Idiot Proof, 2004, by Benchmark

11

52

8

$557,232

6 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

73 241

15

22

$621,312

33 Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy

25

138

22

$525,077

$554,524

34 Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

31

175

27

$507,971

$511,693

35 Mr. Big, 2003, by Dynaformer

8

63

9

$507,886

$443,561

36 Bedford Falls, 2003, by Forestry

18

131

18

$502,293

$423,095

37 Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat

22

114

13

$491,107

38 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

32

109

10

$481,117

39 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

24

169

27

$478,741

40 Coil, 2008, by Point Given

32

155

25

$451,560

41 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

38

272

32

$444,071

42 † Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig

19

104

10

$441,127

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

32

220

26

$402,723

7 Surf Cat, 2002, by Sir Cat 8 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig 9 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit 10 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark 11 Mr. Big, 2003, by Dynaformer

10

27

65 205 41 14 6

89 21

3 17 6 4

7 21 6 6

19

3

3

$406,121

12 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

51 116

10

17

$367,821

13 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

17

47

8

8

$364,573

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

29

78

9

11

$351,956

15 † Game Plan, 1993-15, by Danzig

5

12

1

2

$337,395

16 Idiot Proof, 2004, by Benchmark

3

11

1

1

$326,685

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

35

240

35

$391,997

17 Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat

13

63

5

7

$320,672

45 Sierra Sunset, 2005, by Bertrando

25

174

20

$390,380

18 † Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

25

66

5

10

$291,792

46 Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker

32

150

12

$389,298

19 Bold Chieftain, 2003, by Chief Seattle

16

36

2

6

$289,305

47 † Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado

11

74

21

$374,175

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

26

83

7

8

$258,530

48 Elusive Warning, 2004, by Elusive Quality

25

176

23

$373,885

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 December 17, 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

1 † Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado 2 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

Sire

Races Rnrs Won

11

Earned

21

Median

$374,175 $19,215

Races Won

Rnrs

Wnrs

Earned

1 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

198

107

223 $4,793,562

2 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

160

85

123 $3,249,474

3 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

126

79

130 $2,903,682

4 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

136

71

119 $1,966,544

32

28 $1,281,600 $17,265

3 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

111

116 $3,605,459 $17,122

4 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

109

94 $3,340,210 $16,595

5 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

111

64

116 $3,605,459

6 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 100

63

111 $2,134,617

5 Roi Charmant, 2001, by Evansville Slew

16

18

$314,382 $16,104

6 Forest Command, 2005, by Monarchos

11

12

$189,986 $15,810

Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

105

63

95 $2,019,834

7 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

24

27

$478,741 $15,663

8 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

109

54

94 $3,340,210

8 † Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie

17

20

$287,246 $15,432

9 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

83

43

74

9 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

198

10 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

70

40

68 $1,961,867

11 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

62

38

62

12 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

78

34

59 $2,002,417

223 $4,793,562 $14,909

10 Bedford Falls, 2003, by Forestry

18

18

11 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

70

68 $1,961,867 $12,567

12 Unionize, 2006, by Dixie Union

10

13

$123,585 $11,777

70

34

53

$900,940

13 † Sought After, 2000, by Seeking the Gold

17

15

$295,978 $11,495

14 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

64

32

67

$822,973

14 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

62

62

$865,879 $11,390

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

66

31

50 $1,323,377

1 5 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

34

41

$919,427 $11,285

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

61

30

45

$798,639

16 Tough Game, 1999, by Mr. Greeley

10

12

$154,466 $11,273

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

47

28

41

$745,405

17 Elusive Warning, 2004, by Elusive Quality

25

23

$373,885 $11,225

Dixie Chatter, 2005, by Dixie Union

70

28

44

$600,011

95 $2,019,834 $11,183

19 † Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 64

27

44

$890,808

17

$249,564 $11,076

20 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

51

26

42 $1,016,184

13

$491,107 $11,020

21 † Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

51

25

46 $1,012,163

Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

54

25

50

$665,178

† Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

43

25

43

$599,106

18 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike 19 Skimming, 1996, by Nureyev 20 Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat 21 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

105 15 22 126

$502,293 $13,344

$937,126

130 $2,903,682 $10,967

† Thorn Song, 2003, by Unbridled’s Song

$865,879

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

1 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

32

2 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

34

3 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

111

4 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

Srts

Earned

146 $1,281,600 162

$8,778

2017 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY NUMBER OF RACES WON Sire

Rnrs

Srts

Races Won

Earned

$919,427

$5,675

1 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

198 1507

223

$4,793,562

647 $3,605,459

$5,573

2 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

126

775

130

$2,903,682

109

647 $3,340,210

$5,163

3 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

160

883

123

$3,249,474

5 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

78

400 $2,002,417

$5,006

4 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

136

910

119

$1,966,544

6 Surf Cat, 2002, by Sir Cat

33

197

$887,241

$4,504

5 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

111

647

116

$3,605,459

7 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

32

109

$481,117

$4,414

6 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 100

674

111

$2,134,617

8 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

70

454 $1,961,867

$4,321

7 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

105

781

95

$2,019,834

9 Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat

22

114

$4,308

8 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

109

647

94

$3,340,210

9 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

$491,107

10 † Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig

19

104

$441,127

$4,242

83

592

74

$937,126

11 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

39

240

$939,182

$3,913

10 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

70

454

68

$1,961,867 $822,973

12 Bedford Falls, 2003, by Forestry

18

131

$502,293

$3,834

11 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image

64

455

67

13 Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy

25

138

$525,077

$3,805

12 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

62

383

62

$865,879

14 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

126

775 $2,903,682

$3,747

13 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

78

400

59

$2,002,417

15 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

160

883 $3,249,474

$3,680

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

70

461

53

$900,940

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

66

417

50

$1,323,377

54

336

50

$665,178

16 † Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

51

298 $1,012,163

$3,397

17 Bold Chieftain, 2003, by Chief Seattle

32

196

$656,012

$3,347

18 Tannersmyman, 1998, by Lord Carson

28

198

$630,125

$3,182

17 Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG)

52

357

49

$977,012

198 1507 $4,793,562

$3,181

18 † Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

51

298

46

$1,012,163

$3,174

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

61

367

45

$798,639

19 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat 20 Street Hero, 2006, by Street Cry (IRE)

84

Rnrs

Earnings Start

66

417 $1,323,377

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Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled


2009 Multiple Stakes Winning Stallion By Street Sense, out of a Grindstone mare, Stone Hope

A Special Jewel to California Breeders! Black Typed and Only son of Street Sense standing on the West Coast! 8 lifetime starts, 3-0-1 in three Gr1’s, one Gr2, 2 Listed Stakes. Won at 2 the 2012 Curlin Stakes, Beyer 107 Won the Broad Brush Stakes rd 3 in the Gr2 Peter Pan, Beyer 105 th 4 in the Triple Crown Gr1 Belmont Stakes passes on his superb conformation and World Class Pedigree to his Get!

2018 FEE:$2,500 LFG

CalBred Registered Stallion

Limited Number of Lifetime Breeding’s Available to Select Mares Multiple Mare Discounts, B+ and Black Typed Mare Discounts Private Farm, CCTV, Individual Paddocks, Foaling Alarms Standing at BEAN ACRES in Norco Luanne Bean, Syndicate Manager (951) 377-1566 LuanneBean1@Gmail.com


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

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

Rnrs

Strts

Races Won

Earned

Sire

Rnrs

Wnrs

Races Won

Earned

1 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

38

135

21

$956,588

1 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

40

14

17

$470,713

2 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

32

109

10

$481,117

2 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

38

13

21

$956,588

3 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

40

120

17

$470,713

3 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

20

8

8

$267,593

4 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 20

64

8

$267,593

4 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

32

7

10

$481,117

5 † Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

5

17

5

$258,193

5 Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker

20

6

6

$189,326

6 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

11

34

8

$217,027

21

6

7

$180,813 $217,027

7 Grace Upon Grace, 2007, by Rio Verde

Champ Pegasus, 2006, by Fusaichi Pegasus

7

23

6

$195,798

11

5

8

20

84

6

$189,326

Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

14

5

5

$152,683

9 Champ Pegasus, 2006, by Fusaichi Pegasus 21

65

7

$180,813

Einstein (BRZ), 2002, by Spend a Buck

10

5

6

$151,378

7

20

4

$179,623

10 Grace Upon Grace, 2007, by Rio Verde

7

4

6

$195,798

11 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

14

45

3

$164,014

Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (IRE)

6

4

5

$151,021

12 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

14

43

5

$152,683

Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

9

4

5

$128,352

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

10

27

6

$151,378

Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

5

4

4

$85,538

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

6

22

5

$151,021

Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

4

4

6

$57,278

15 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

5

13

4

$134,857

15 Indian Evening, 2009, by Indian Charlie

7

3

4

$179,623

16 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

9

30

5

$128,352

Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat

8

3

3

$126,760

17 Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat

8

16

3

$126,760

Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

10

3

4

$107,615

10

32

4

$107,615

U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

10

3

3

$82,768

19 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

8

27

2

$106,050

† Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat

4

3

3

$69,055

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

7

23

2

$90,591

Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

9

3

3

$67,095

10

3

3

$55,936

8 Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker 10 Indian Evening, 2009, by Indian Charlie

18 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

7 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

The Pamplemousse, 2006, by Kafwain

2017 LEADING SIRES OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN CALIFORNIA BY AVERAGE EARNINGS PER RUNNER (MINIMUM 5 RUNNERS) Sire

1 † Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

5

5

Earned

Earnings/ Runner

$258, 193

$51,639

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

Rnrs

Srts

Races Won

Earned

2 Grace Upon Grace, 2007, by Rio Verde

7

6

$195,798

$27,971

1 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

38

135

21

$956,588

3 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

5

4

$134,857

$26,971

2 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

40

120

17

$470,713

4 Indian Evening, 2009, by Indian Charlie

7

4

$179,623

$25,660

3 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

32

109

10

$481,117

38

21

$956,588

$25,173

4 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

20

64

8

$267,593

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

6

5

$151,021

$25,170

11

34

8

$217,027

7 † Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

11

8

$217,027

$19,730

6 Champ Pegasus, 2006, by Fusaichi Pegasus

21

65

7

$180,813

8 Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

5

4

$85,538

$17,108

7 Grace Upon Grace, 2007, by Rio Verde

7

23

6

$195,798

9 Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat

8

3

$126,760

$15,845

Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker

20

84

6

$189,326

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

10

6

$151,378

$15,138

Einstein (BRZ), 2002, by Spend a Buck

10

27

6

$151,378

11 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

32

10

$481, 117

$15,035

12 Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

9

5

$128,352

$14,261

13 Sierra Sunset, 2005, by Bertrando

5 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

86

Races Rnrs Won

† Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat

Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat 11 † Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

4

18

6

$57,278

5

17

5

$258,193

5

2

$70,602

$14,120

Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

14

43

5

$152,683

14 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 20

8

$267,593

$13,380

Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (IRE)

6

22

5

$151,021

15 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

8

2

$106,050

$13,256

Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike

9

30

5

$128,352

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

7

2

$90,591

$12,942

15 Indian Evening, 2009, by Indian Charlie

7

20

4

$179,623

17 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

40

17

$470,713

$11,768

Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

5

13

4

$134,857

18 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

14

3

$164,014

$11,715

Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

10

32

4

$107,615

19 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

14

5

$152,683

$10,906

Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

5

15

4

$85,538

20 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

10

4

$107,615

$10,762

Bold Chieftain, 2003, by Chief Seattle

7

23

4

$70,639

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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 8 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24

27 28 29 30

33 34 36 37 38 39 40 41 43 44 45

49

† Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike Idiot Proof, 2004, by Benchmark Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini † 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 Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled † Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar Street Hero, 2006, by Street Cry (IRE) One Man Army, 1994, by Roman Diplomat † Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway † Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image Hold for Gold, 1995, by Red Ransom † Cindago, 2003, by Indian Charlie Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister † Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View † Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado Atticus, 1992, by Nureyev Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG) North Light (IRE), 2001, by Danehill Bedford Falls, 2003, by Forestry • Redattore (BRZ), 1995, by Roi Normand Slewvescent, 1988, by Seattle Slew Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat † Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West Silic (FR), 1995, by Sillery Crafty C. T., 1998, by Crafty Prospector Surf Cat, 2002, by Sir Cat † Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig Papa Clem, 2006, by Smart Strike Iron Cat, 1995, by Storm Cat Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (IRE) Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat † Sought After, 2000, by Seeking the Gold Bold Chieftain, 2003, by Chief Seattle Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

Crops

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

Avg Named Size Foals

46 13 49 28 11 19 116 59 15 62 34 14 106 47 48 37 9 34 51 19 26 56 11 16 55 45 34 10 28 26 25 38 8 150 13 33 39 8 21 16 46 18 25 47 11 17 32 11 18 23

780 66 391 142 53 191 231 1067 271 738 506 113 847 420 721 223 84 201 769 190 77 501 135 94 606 404 374 99 480 129 75 341 50 750 288 66 542 82 298 190 229 110 447 233 150 168 483 134 54 339

Runners

592-76% 55-83% 281-72% 117-82% 30-57% 135-71% 115-50% 819-77% 198-73% 525-71% 301-59% 60-53% 521-62% 312-74% 559-78% 130-58% 57-68% 144-72% 576-75% 121-64% 39-51% 241-48% 105-78% 70-74% 427-70% 307-76% 274-73% 73-74% 355-74% 86-67% 61-81% 210-62% 35-70% 156-21% 217-75% 25-38% 430-79% 60-73% 203-68% 142-75% 52-23% 65-59% 332-74% 171-73% 117-78% 125-74% 403-83% 84-63% 32-59% 257-76%

2YO Winners

Stakes Winners

424-54% 56-7% 40-61% 9-14% 183-47% 62-16% 83-58% 28-20% 19-36% 11-21% 92-48% 15-8% 69-30% 31-13% 579-54% 123-12% 143-53% 40-15% 391-53% 127-17% 210-42% 34-7% 46-41% 0-0% 384-45% 112-13% 226-54% 56-13% 435-60% 106-15% 86-39% 19-9% 39-46% 3-4% 87-43% 27-13% 396-51% 116-15% 77-41% 12-6% 28-36% 11-14% 177-35% 47-9% 75-56% 16-12% 57-61% 11-12% 313-52% 94-16% 224-55% 62-15% 190-51% 44-12% 55-56% 20-20% 218-45% 41-9% 55-43% 16-12% 35-47% 8-11% 124-36% 15-4% 22-44% 4-8% 106-14% 10-1% 96-33% 19-7% 12-18% 6-9% 331-61% 113-21% 44-54% 8-10% 150-50% 46-15% 87-46% 13-7% 41-18% 9-4% 45-41% 6-5% 260-58% 57-13% 117-50% 31-13% 98-65% 8-5% 106-63% 31-18% 290-60% 80-17% 58-43% 13-10% 21-39% 5-9% 190-56% 49-14%

44-6% 5-8% 7-2% 11-8% 1-2% 10-5% 4-2% 52-5% 12-4% 35-5% 12-2% 2-2% 32-4% 10-2% 28-4% 6-3% 2-2% 8-4% 26-3% 6-3% 3-4% 7-1% 4-3% 3-3% 18-3% 15-4% 13-3% 2-2% 11-2% 3-2% 1-1% 8-2% 1-2% 4-1% 5-2% 0-0% 19-4% 1-1% 12-4% 3-2% 2-1% 2-2% 17-4% 6-3% 3-2% 9-5% 16-3% 2-1% 1-2% 11-3%

Winners

Graded Stakes Winners

Progeny Earnings

14-2% $56,177,983 1-2% $4,429,056 1-0% $26,754,428 1-1% $8,593,305 0-0% $1,759,369 3-2% $10,664,796 1-0% $4,415,747 15-1% $50,302,167 2-1% $13,360,485 7-1% $35,064,369 4-1% $18,056,614 1-1% $3,626,511 6-1% $37,534,428 3-1% $20,502,327 9-1% $35,421,480 3-1% $7,301,470 1-1% $2,981,396 1-0% $6,862,047 9-1% $31,211,749 2-1% $6,686,101 1-1% $1,574,985 1-0% $14,013,091 0-0% $5,570,920 0-0% $3,945,208 6-1% $20,473, 205 2-0% $16,781,771 1-0% $15,330, 160 1-1% $3,654,503 4-1% $15,052,160 0-0% $3,942,634 0-0% $2,110,623 4-1% $8,956,188 0-0% $1,910,980 2-0% $7,755,673 3-1% $7,607,045 0-0% $625,927 1-0% $21,538,226 1-1% $3,072,527 0-0% $8,969,857 1-1% $8,489,531 0-0% $2,934,874 2-2% $2,895,061 3-1% $15,363,497 0-0% $6,387,743 0-0% $4,554,753 1-1% $6,172,724 2-0% $19,247,024 1-1% $3,345,024 0-0% $973,933 0-0% $10,355,265

AEI

Comp Index

1.93 1.72 1.59 1.55 1.49 1.47 1.35 1.31 1.31 1.26 1.25 1.22 1.21 1.21 1.19 1.14 1.13 1.12 1.12 1.09 1.08 1.06 1.05 1.03 1.03 1.03 1.02 1.00 0.99 0.98 0.98 0.98 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.96 0.94 0.93 0.92 0.91 0.89 0.89 0.87 0.84 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.82 0.82

1.21 1.33 1.13 0.97 1.09 1.09 1.55 1.46 1.31 1.05 1.06 1.28 1.68 1.44 1.09 0.97 0.93 1.25 1.32 0.89 1.10 1.16 1.11 1.30 1.20 0.91 0.97 0.93 1.38 1.10 1.49 1.45 0.91 1.19 0.80 1.30 0.83 0.62 0.81 0.90 1.03 1.19 0.79 1.11 0.90 0.81 1.05 0.78 0.95 1.10

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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California Cup Turf Sprint Stakes California Cup Sprint Sunshine Millions F/M Turf Sprint Unusual Heat California Cup Turf Classic California Cup Derby California Cup Oaks Spring Fever Stakes Tiznow Stakes Sensational Star Stakes Irish O’Brien Stakes Echo Eddie Stakes Evening Jewel Stakes Silky Sullivan Campanile Dream of Summer Stakes Thor’s Echo Crystal Water Stakes Snow Chief Stakes Melair Stakes Fran’s Valentine Stakes Everett Nevin Stakes Bertrando Stakes Real Good Deal Stakes California Dreamin’ Stakes Fleet Treat Stakes CTBA Stakes Graduation Stakes Solana Beach Stakes Generous Portion Stakes I’m Smokin Stakes Harris Farms Stakes California Distaff California Flag Handicap Golden State Juvenile Fillies Golden State Juvenile Betty Grable Stakes Cary Grant Stakes King Glorious Stakes Soviet Problem Stakes

F/M

Fillies F/M

F/M Fillies Fillies F/M

Fillies F/M

Fillies Fillies F/M Fillies

F/M Fillies F/M

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

6 ½ F, Turf 6F, Dirt 6 1/2 F, Turf 1 1/8 M, Turf 1 1/16 M, Dirt 1 M, Turf 6F, Dirt 1 M, Dirt 6 1/2 F, Turf 6 1/2 F, Turf 6 1/2 F, Dirt 6 1/2 F, Dirt 1 M, Turf 1 M, Turf 1 M, Dirt 6F, Dirt 1 M, Turf 1 1/8 M, Turf 1 1/16 M, Dirt 1 M, Turf 5 1/2 F, Dirt 1 M, Dirt 7F, Dirt 1 1/16 M, Turf 7F, Dirt 5 1/2 F, Dirt 5 1/2 F, Dirt 1 1/16 M, Turf 6F, Dirt 6F, Dirt 6F, Dirt 6 1/2 F, Turf 6 1/2 F, Turf 7F, Dirt 7F, Dirt 7F, Dirt 7F, Dirt 1 M, Dirt 1 M, Dirt

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Stakes & Sales Dates 2018

2018

REGIONAL RACE MEETINGS Santa Anita Park, Arcadia

Dec. 26-June 24

Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley

Dec. 26-June 12

Oak Tree at Pleasanton, Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton

June 13-July 10

Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos

June 27-July 17

California State Fair (Cal Expo), Sacramento

July 11-24

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar

July 18-Sept. 4

Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa

July 25-Aug. 14

Humboldt County Fair, Ferndale

Aug. 15-28

Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley

Aug. 22-Oct. 2

Pomona Fair at Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos

Sept. 5-25

Santa Anita Park, Arcadia

Sept. 26-Nov. 6

Fresno County Fair, Fresno

Oct. 3-16

Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley

Oct. 17-Dec. 18

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar

Nov. 7-Dec. 4

Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos

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Dec. 5-18

California-Bred/California-Sired STAKES RACES JanuaryÐApril SANTA ANITA SATURDAY, JANUARY 27

Unusual Heat Turf Classic Presented by City National Bank Four-Year-Olds & Up 11⁄8 miles (Turf)

$150,000 California Cup Sprint Four-Year-Olds & Up 6 furlongs

$150,000 Sunshine Millions F/M Turf Sprint Four-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares abt. 6 1⁄2 furlongs (Turf)

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SUNDAY, MARCH 11

SATURDAY, APRIL 7

$200,000 California Cup Derby

$100,000 Sensational Star Stakes

$200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes

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

Tree-Year-Olds 61⁄2 furlongs

SATURDAY, MARCH 17

$200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes

Tree-Year-Olds 1 1⁄16 miles

$200,000 California Cup Oaks Tree-Year-Old Fillies 1 mile (Turf)

$100,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25

$100,000 Spring Fever Stakes Four-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares 6 furlongs SUNDAY, MARCH 4

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

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS SUNDAY, APRIL 29

$100,000 California Cup Turf Sprint Stakes

$100,000 Tiznow Stakes

$100,000 Campanile Stakes

Tree-Year-Olds abt. 6 1⁄2 furlongs (Turf)

Four-Year-Olds & Up 1 mile

Tree-Year-Old Fillies 1 mile (Turf)

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Stakes & Sales Dates JANUARY/FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY

JANUARY

2018 REGIONAL STAKES RACES Date

Track

Jan. 1

SA

Stakes (Grade)

Conditions

Distance

Joe Hernandez Stakes

4-y-o & up

abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

$75,000

Jan. 6

SA

San Gabriel Stakes (Gr. II)

4-y-o & up

1 1/8 m. (T)

$200,000

Jan. 6

SA

Sham Stakes (Gr. III)

3-y-o

1 m.

$100,000

Jan. 7

SA

Santa Ynez Stakes (Gr. II)

3-y-o f.

7 f.

$200,000

Jan. 13 SA

La Canada Stakes (Gr. II)

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

1 m.

$200,000

Jan. 14 SA

Kalookan Queen Stakes

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

6 1/2 f.

$75,000

Jan. 14 SA

Astra Stakes

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

1 1/2 m. (T)

$75,000

Jan. 15 SA

Megahertz Stakes (Gr. III)

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

1 m. (T)

$100,000

Jan. 20 SA

Las Cienegas Stakes (Gr. III)

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

abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

$100,000

Jan. 20 GGF California Derby

3-y-o

1 1/16 m.

$100,000

Jan. 27 SA

Unusual Heat Turf Classic Presented by City National Bank

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

1 1/8 m. (T)

$200,000

Jan. 27 SA

Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint 4-y-o & up, f. & m., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

$150,000

Jan. 27 SA

California Cup Sprint

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

6 f.

$150,000

Jan. 27 SA

California Cup Turf Sprint Stakes

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

abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

$100,000

Jan. 28 SA

Clockers’ Corner Stakes

4-y-o & up

abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

Feb. 3

San Pasqual Stakes (Gr. II)

4-y-o & up

1 1/8 m.

$200,000

SA

$70,000

Feb. 3

SA

Robert B. Lewis Stakes (Gr. III)

3-y-o

1 1/16 m.

$150,000

Feb. 3

SA

San Marcos Stakes (Gr. II)

4-y-o & up

1 1/4 m. (T)

$200,000

Feb. 3

SA

Palos Verdes Stakes (Gr. II)

4-y-o & up

6 f.

$200,000

Feb. 4

SA

Las Virgenes Stakes (Gr. II)

3-y-o f.

1 m.

$200,000

Feb. 10 SA

Santa Maria Stakes (Gr. II)

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

1 1/16 m.

$200,000

Feb. 10 SA

San Vicente Stakes (Gr. II)

3-y-o

7 f.

$200,000

Feb. 10 SA

Thunder Road Stakes (Gr. III)

$100,000

4-y-o & up

1 m. (T)

Feb. 10 GGF California Oaks

3-y-o f.

1 1/16 m.

Feb. 11 SA

Sweet Life Stakes

3-y-o f.

abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

Feb. 17 SA

Buena Vista Stakes (Gr. II)

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

1 m. (T)

$200,000

$50,000 $75,000

Feb. 17 GGF El Camino Real Derby

3-y-o

1 1/8 m.

$100,000

Feb. 18 SA

Las Flores Stakes (Gr. III)

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

6 f.

$100,000

Feb. 18 SA

Baffe Stakes

3-y-o

abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

Feb. 19 SA

California Cup Derby

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

1 1/16 m.

$200,000

Feb. 19 SA

California Cup Oaks

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

1 m. (T)

$200,000

4-y-o & up

6 f.

Feb. 19 GGF Lost in the Fog Stakes

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$75,000

$50,000

Feb. 24 SA

Daytona Stakes (Gr. III)

4-y-o & up

abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

$150,000

Feb. 24 SA

Wishing Well Stakes

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

abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

$70,000

Feb. 25 SA

Spring Fever Stakes

4-y-o & up, f. & m., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired 6 f.

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ADVERTISERS Auburn Laboratories Inc................................................................................. 68 Backyard Race Horse...................................................................................... 95 Ballena Vista Farm ..................................................OBC, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21 Barretts ............................................................................................................ 57 Barton Thoroughbreds............................................................................. 63, 65 Bean Ranch ..................................................................................................... 85 Bella Equine-Amanda Navarro...................................................................... 95 BG Thoroughbred Farm................................................................................... 9 Blue Diamond Horseshoe, LLC ..................................................................... 23 Blue Sky Training Center................................................................................ 94 Cal-Bred Stallion Registration Deadline....................................................... 81 Cal-Bred Maiden Bonus Program ................................................................. 67 Cardiff, Suzanne, Pedigree Research .......................................................... 95 Classic Silks USA ............................................................................................. 94 Cole Ranch ...................................................................................................... 70 Coolmore America ......................................................................................... 12 CTBA /CTFMA Riverside Stallion Tour.......................................................... 71 CTBA Annual Meeting/Awards Dinner......................................................... 69 CTBA Membership......................................................................................... 79 CTBA Stallion Directory ................................................................................. 87 Daehling Ranch................................................................................... 46, 47, 94 Dickson Podley Realtors (Jeannie Garr Roddy)............................................ 95 Double Diamond Farm .................................................................................. 31 E.A. Ranches ................................................................................................... 25 EF1 Farms........................................................................................................ 33

Equineline.com ............................................................................................... 83 Farmers Insurance-Sue Hubbard................................................................... 94 Flag Is Up Farms ............................................................................................. 73 Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services ....................................................... 95 Golden State Stakes Series Schedule........................................................... 89 Golden State Stakes Series Deadline ........................................................... 91 Harris Farms ................................................................................ IFC, 35, 36, 37 Laurel Fowler Insurance Broker Inc ............................................................... 95 Ledda Horse Transport................................................................................... 94 Legacy Ranch .................................................................................................. 29 Lillian Nichols/Halters..................................................................................... 95 Lovacres Ranch ......................................................................................... 26, 27 Milky Way Farm............................................................................................. IBC NTRA /John Deere ......................................................................................... 93 Old English Rancho ........................................................................................ 41 Pacifc Coast Thoroughbreds ........................................................................ 43 Rancho San Miguel................................................................. 49, 51, 53, 55, 59 Rancho Temescal ...................................................................................... 75, 77 Ridgeley Farm................................................................................................. 45 Special T.Thoroughbreds Inc. ........................................................................ 39 Tommy Town ................................................................................... 2, 3, 5, 7, 10 Victory Rose Thoroughbreds ................................................................... 60, 61 West Coast Racing Colors/June Gee ................................................ 94 www.horselawyers.com ..................................................................... 95

STALLIONS Acclamation ..................................41 Affrmative .......................................9 Air Force Blue ...............................12 American Pharoah ........................12 Awesome Gambler.......................26 Bahamian Squall ...........................31 Big Bad Leroybrown .....................41 Bluegrass Cat................. OBC, 11 Boat Trip ..................................39 Boisterous........................................2 Bold Chieftain ...............................40 Box Score ....................................IBC Calimonco ...................... OBC, 13 Capital Account ..............................9 Circumference(IRE) .....................IBC City Wolf........................................33 Classic Empire...............................12 Clubhouse Ride ............................36 Coach Bob.....................................46 Coil.................................................63 Competitive Edge ........................12 Curlin To Mischief.....................59 Cyclotron .......................................41 Daddy Nose Best............................9 Danzing Candy.........................55

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Dixie Chatter................................15 Eddington ..........................OBC, 17 Einstein ..........................................47 Empire Way ...................................26 Ethnic Dance.................................43 Fighting Hussar...............................9 Finnegans Wake............. OBC, 19 First Dude......................................31 Fullbridled .....................................47 Gallant Son....................................46 Gervinho ..................................29 Giant’s Causeway..........................12 Gig Harbor ....................................40 Golden Child.................................43 Govenor Charlie............................26 Grace Upon Grace........................26 Grazen .......................................5 He Be Fire N Ice.......................45 Heaven’s Glory (JPN) ..................IBC Hidden Blessing............................23 Hoorayforhollywood...................IBC I’m Lock N Load............................23 Idiot Proof......................................41 James Street .................................23 Jeranimo........................................36

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Kafwain ............................................2 King Of Jazz ....................................9 Lakerville........................................37 Lightnin N Thunder ......................23 Looking At Lucky ..........................12 Many Rivers ...................................40 Mast Track .....................................46 Merit Man......................................26 Mesa Thunder...............................26 Ministers Wild Cat ..........................2 Mr.Big ......................................35 Niagara Falls ............................73 North Light....................................33 Northern Causeway......................53 Old Topper......................................2 Peppered Cat................................46 Practical Joke ................................12 Richard’s Kid..................................53 Roi Charmant ................................75 Rousing Sermon............................53 Saburo .............................................7 Shanghai Bobby............................12 Sierra Sunset .................................47 Slew’s Tiznow...........................51 Smart Bid.....................................IBC

Smiling Tiger.............................. IFC Stanford.....................................3 Stay Thirsty ..............................27 Stormberg .....................................10 Stormy Jack...................................71 Street Life.....................................85 Suances (GB) .................................75 Sundarban ...................................IBC Surf Cat..........................................41 Tamarando ....................................37 Tenga Cat ................................75, 77 Texas Ryano ................... OBC, 21 Time To Get Even .........................26 Tiz A Minister ..................................9 Tom’s Tribute............................49 Truest Legend ...............................77 U S Ranger.....................................53 Uncle Mo .......................................12 Unionize.........................................41 Unusual Heatwave ..........................9 Vancouver......................................12 Vronsky...........................................41 War Envoy........................................7 Winning Cause............................IBC Wolfcamp ......................................23


BALLENA VISTA FARM California’s Best Stud Fee Values

BLUEGRASS CAT

Storm Cat - She’s a Winner by A.P. Indy

THE NO. 1 SIRE IN CALIFORNIA 2018 Stud Fee: $7,500 Live Foal

EDDINGTON

Unbridled - Fashion Star by Chief’s Crown

GRADE 1 MILLIONAIRE AND GRADE 1 SIRE 2018 Stud Fee: $3,500 Live Foal

DIXIE CHATTER

Dixie Union - Mini Chat by Deputy Minister

GRADE 1 WINNER FROM CLASSIC SIRE LINE 2018 Stud Fee: $2,500 Live Foal

CALIMONCO

Storm Cat - Sweet Life by Kris S.

PEDIGREE ● PERFORMANCE ● LEGACY 2018 Stud Fee: $1,500 Live Foal

FINNEGANS WAKE

Powerscourt (GB) - Boat’s Ghost by Silver Ghost

G1 WINNER OF WOODFORD RESERVE TURF CLASSIC AT 1 1/8 MILES 2018 Stud Fee: $3,500 Live Foal

TEXAS RYANO

Curlin - Blending Element (IRE) by Great Commotion

GRADE 2 WINNING SON OF CURLIN 2018 Stud Fee: $3,500 Live Foal Bluegrass Cat, Eddington, Dixie Chatter, Calimonco and Texas Ryano are all Breeders’ Cup nominated.

Farm Manager: Miguel Jimenez

Inquiries to: Jeanne Davis

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