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PEE WEE REESE HEADS A GRADE 2 CAL-BRED EXACTA IN THE EDDIE D. STAKES


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SIRE OF TWO BC “WIN AND YOU’RE IN” QUALIFIERS IN A SINGLE WEEKEND!

SPICED PERFECTION Thoroughbred Club of America S-G2

EL TIGRE TERRIBLE Speakeasy S. at Santa Anita

Southern California stakes winners from each of three crops to race include California Horse of the Year and multiple G1 winner SPICED PERFECTION ($1,026,905), the leading money-winning Cal-bred in 2018 and 2019. An outstanding crop of 2-year-olds in 2019 has produced 7 winners from 14 starters and four that have won/placed in stakes including EL TIGRE TERRIBLE (pictured) and Del Mar-placed Pas de Panique and Smiling Shirlee. 11% Stakes Winners/Starters 2019 Progeny Earnings: $1.9 Million Lifetime Sire Earnings: $4.7 Million

2020 Fee: $7,500 Live Foal

For Progeny Updates and Videos, go to www.smilingtigerstallion.com A Premier Thoroughbreds Stallion • Nominated to the Breeders’ Cup Series Standing at HARRIS FARMS, Coalinga, CA 93210 • Tel: (800) 311-6211


In Memoriam 1926 – 2019

Sherwood (Chilly) Chillingworth

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lmost no one ever spoke to Sherwood Chillingworth by calling him Mr. Chillingworth. He was “Chilly” right from that frst introduction, but the nickname had nothing to do with his demeanor. Warm and friendly, Chilly had a low chuckle that would erupt often and early in any conversation.

for organizations that helped backstretch workers. Tat has ranged from the California Toroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation and the Edwin J. Gregson Foundation to the Winners Foundation and Race Track Chaplaincy of America. Perhaps most importantly to California breeders, Oak Tree partnered with the California Toroughbred Breeders Association to create the California Cup. Chilly was involved in that project from the beginning. “Chilly and Oak Tree have been tremendous supporters of California breeding, in particular their co-sponsorship and

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Sherwood Chillingworth died Oct. 8 at age 93. What that doesn’t convey is that the racing industry lost a friend whose efforts made racing run more smoothly and allowed countless people and animals to receive help. Chilly was able to help primarily as the executive vice president of the Oak Tree Racing Association, a position he had held since 1993. He had been appointed to the Oak Tree board in 1989. Oak Tree ran a fall race meeting at Santa Anita from 1969-2009 and one meeting at Hollywood Park in 2010. It also partnered with Pleasanton for several years. While initially the fall meeting was designed to expand the Southern California racing calendar, from the very beginning Oak Tree was about charitable donations, many within the industry. Chilly worked with the Oak Tree board to approve donations for a wide variety of industry causes to aid horses and humans. Oak Tree helped start the Southern California Equine Foundation and the creation of equine hospitals on the backstretches of California racetracks. It gave needed funds to research at the University of California at Davis Center for Equine Health and has supported CARMA. It provided seed money to start the National Toroughbred Racing Association and the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium. Oak Tree constantly provided money

formation of Cal Cup,” said Doug Burge, president of the CTBA. “I have many fond memories of Chilly and will miss all the laughs as well as the good advice and guidance that he would pass along.” Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Chilly held degrees from Harvard and Stanford, studying to become a lawyer. He began his professional career with Richfeld Oil Company, negotiating oil concessions internationally. After Richfeld merged into Atlantic Richfeld, he conducted that company’s real estate operations in the western states. Chilly later practiced law and worked in real estate development. Under the nom de course of Paniolo Ranch, he entered partnerships in several racehorses, including major winners Swing Till Dawn, Yashgan, Forzando, and Valley Victory. Forzando, winner of the 1985 Metropolitan Handicap (G1), Sierra Madre Handicap (G3T), and Fort Marcy Handicap (G3T), meant so much to Chilly that he used the name on the license plate of his car for years. “He was a great man who was a very big part of the Oak Tree Racing Association for many years,” said Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella, a fellow Oak Tree board member. “He lived a full life and from what I knew, he loved every minute of it. He had a great sense of humor, he loved to bet, and he loved our game.” Chilly was also a past steward of Te Jockey Club, secretary of the board of the Toroughbred Racing Associations, director of the Toroughbred Racing and Protective Bureau, and member of the Equibase Management Committee. In recent years Oak Tree has maintained its ofces within the CTBA building. Chilly was a cheerful presence. “Te CTBA ofces will defnitely feel more empty without him,” said Burge. “He was one of the good guys.””

He was one of the good guys.” — Doug Burge

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Millionaire Son Of Malibu Moon (by A.P. Indy) Family Of Leading Sire Pulpit (by A.P. Indy)

STANFORD | Fee: $5,000 LF Malibu Moon – Rosy Humor

TOP-CLASS SON OF MALIBU MOON WITH A TOP-CLASS SIRE’S PEDIGREE THIRD LEADING EARNER OF ALL TIME BY MALIBU MOON ($1,385,510) By leading sire MALIBU MOON, sire of over 170 S W’s including Orb, Devil May Care, Life At Ten, Gormley, AskTheMoon, Declan’s Moon, Carina Mia, Malibu Mint, Malibu Prayer, Eden’s Moon, etc.

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2018 California’s Leading 1st Crop & 2019 Leading 2nd Crop The Only Grade 1 - Winning Millionaire Son Of Distorted Humor Standing In California

BOISTEROUS Distorted Humor – Emanating

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ELEVEN of his frst 14 starters hit the board, including his frst starter SIX PACK GIRL, Santa Anita MdSpWt winner frst time out by 3 ½ lengths; IRISH TERRIER, 2 ¼-length maiden winner at Del Mar and KOOKIE GAL ($107,820), winner of the Soviet Problem Stakes, at Los Alamitos Racetrack by 4 lengths, going 1 mile on the dirt, she broke her maiden at Santa Anita Park in a MdSpWt going 1 mile on the turf. 2019 runners include Foster Boi ($58,751) Maiden Special Weight winner at Santa Anita by 2 ¾ lengths and Next Flight ($65,000), Del Mar Allowance Winners Give Me the Lute ($61,000), Flying to the Line($61,000) and Fresno Allowance winner Next Flight.

Ranks Among The Top 10 Leading Sires In California Sire Of More Than 40 Lifetime Stakes Horses And $2.5 Million In Earnings Average Earnings Per Starter $55,000 Led by NTR $200,000 G2 - Great Lady M. Stakes and G2 - Hollywood Oaks SW DOINGHARDTIMEAGAIN ($734,304), G3 - TIZ A MINISTER ($481,530) and G3 - SINGING KITTY ($398,487) Stakes winners include:

MINISTERS WILD CAT

FLY TO MARS ($327,358)

BELLA LUMA ($239,824)

NOBLE KENT ($364,796)

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REGINELLA ($159,760)

MINISTER OF SOUL ( ($176,896), etc.

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

Contents

FEATURES

32 ANOTHER

1 In Memoriam: Sherwood Chillingworth

FOR SPICED PERFECTION

20 Autumn Equine Fair

California-bred Spiced Perfection won another graded stakes at Keeneland when she captured the Oct. 5 Toroughbred Club of America Stakes (G2).

PRESIDENT DOUG BURGE VICE CHAIRPERSON TERRY C. LOVINGIER

22 Dr. Gregory Ferraro, New CHRB Member

TREASURER GEORGE F. SCHMITT

26 California Flag Handicap

SECRETARY SUE GREENE

28 California Distaf Handicap

DIRECTORS John C. Harris, Leigh Ann Howard, John H. Barr, Gloria Haley, Pete Parrella, Sue Greene, Donald J. Valpredo, Terry C. Lovingier, George F. Schmitt, Edward Freeman, Ty Green

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30 Harris Farms Stakes

A D M I N I S T R AT I V E S TA F F CONTROLLER THOMAS R. RETCHLESS SALES LORETTA VEIGA CHRISTY CHAPMAN REGISTRAR/INCENTIVE PROGRAM MANAGER MARY ELLEN LOCKE ASSISTANT REGISTRAR DAWN GERBER

DEPARTMENTS

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/EVENT COORDINATOR CHRISTY CHAPMAN ADVERTISING MANAGER/PRODUCTION COORDINATOR LORETTA VEIGA WEB SITE MANAGING EDITOR KEN GURNICK

34 Pee Wee Reese Wins Eddie D. Stakes 36 Focus on the Future: Curtis Kalleward 38 Member Profle: Jaime Roth

6 News Bits 14 CTBA News

42 Health: Stallion Fertility

16 CTBA Calendar 18 California Toroughbred Foundation 40 Winners

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NewsBits CURRENT CALIFORNIA

SIRES OF STAKES WINNERS FOALS

STALLION

SWs

842

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BLUEGRASS CAT (2003) •

983

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STORMIN FEVER (1994) †

829

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SWISS YODELER (1994) ¥

814

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MINISTERS WILD CAT (2000)

490

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OLD TOPPER (1995) †

577

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Don’t Sell wins Unzip Me Stakes at Sana Anita for Reddam Racing

ROCKY BAR (1998) •

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CAL-BREDS ONE-TWO IN UNZIP ME STAKES

SEA OF SECRETS (1995) †

512

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KAFWAIN (2000)

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SQUARE EDDIE

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California-breds Don’t Sell and Apache Princess defeated an open feld of 3-year-old fllies in the $100,205 Unzip Me Stakes at Santa Anita Sept. 28. Don’t Sell outfnished her fellow Cal-bred by 11⁄4 lengths in the 51⁄2-furlong turf event, with Apache Princess another length in front of third-place Holly Hundy. Te time was 1:01.58. Evin Roman rode Don’t Sell for trainer Doug O’Neill and owner/ breeder Reddam Racing. By Paul and Zillah Reddam’s stallion Square Eddie, Don’t Sell is out of the In Excess mare Too Much Excess. Don’t Sell is a full sister to How About Zero, a Reddam homebred who captured the 2016 Golden State Juvenile Fillies Stakes and the 2018 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint Stakes. “Te Square Eddies will sprint, route, turf, and dirt,” said O’Neill. Don’t Sell came back to fnish second in the Oct. 12 California Distaf Handicap (see page 28), and she now has earned $255,760. She also fnished second in this year’s Solana Beach Stakes. Apache Princess, winner of this year’s Sweet Life Stakes (G3), is a daughter of Unusual Heat—Puskita, by Indian Charlie. Kevin and Kim Nish bred and own her in the name of their KMN Racing. Flavien Prat rode Apache Princess in the Unzip Me for trainer Keith Desormeaux.

DECARCHY (1997) †

444

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LUCKY PULPIT †

490

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ATTICUS (1992) †

518

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COMIC STRIP (1995) †

368

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SOUTHERN IMAGE

578

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VRONSKY

270

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EDDINGTON

486

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GRAZEN

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STAY THIRSTY

441

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UNUSUAL HEAT (1990) †

CTBA TO CONDUCT JANUARY MIXED SALE As it did this past January, the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association will conduct a mixed sale, slated for Jan. 7, 2020, at the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex Park. The catalog will consist of breeding stock, 2-year-olds, yearlings, and horses of racing age. Entries close Nov. 1. For further information, contact Loretta Veiga at 626-445-7800 ext. 227 or Christy Chapman at 626-445-7800 ext. 247, or email loretta@ctba.com or christy@ctba.com.

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

All sires will remain on the list until their last Cal-bred crop turns 3 years old.

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


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California-breds El Tigre Terrible and Bulletproof One completed a Peter Miller-trained Exacta in the $101,755 Speakeasy Stakes at Santa Anita Oct. 6. El Tigre Terrible went of at 23-1, while Bulletproof One was the 5-1 third choice. Together they paid $232 for a $1 Exacta. With Ruben Fuentes in the irons, El Tigre Terrible raced last early and came on late to defeat Bulletproof One by a head in :55.78 for fve furlongs on the turf. Bulletproof One was a half-length ahead of third-place Greg’s Diva, with favored Ginobili fourth. Miller trains El Tigre Terrible for owners Slam Dunk Racing and Michael Nentwig. Martin Bach bred the 2-year-old son of Smiling Tiger—King City Kitty, by Gotham City. Slam Dunk purchased El Tigre Terrible from the Woodbridge Farm consignment for $18,000 at the 2018 Barretts October yearling and mixed sale. El Tigre Terrible was winning

his third race in fve starts, raising his earnings to $118,300. “Both of them ran super, and we couldn’t be prouder of the horses,” said Miller. Victory Rose Toroughbreds and KMN Racing bred Bulletproof One (Idiot Proof— Onefunsonofagun, by Decarchy). Te flly, already a two-time stakes winner, is owned by Gary and Cecil Barber, Eclipse Toroughbred Partners, and Wachtel Stable.

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Speakeasy Stakes Sports Cal-bred Exacta

El Tigre Terrible, inside, edges Bulletproof One in Speakeasy Stakes

Tap into TAPIT PROSPECT PARK The Only Graded Stakes Winner by TAPIT at stud in California

PEE WEE REESE RECOVERING Multiple graded stakes winner Pee Wee Reese suffered a fetlock injury galloping out after a work Oct. 12 at San Luis Rey Downs. Following surgery Oct. 14 at nearby San Luis Rey Equine Hospital, the California-bred was doing well, though veterinarians cautioned that it would be some time before they would be able to rule Pee Wee Reese completely out of danger. “Dr. Ryan Carpenter drove down there and performed the surgery,” said Nick Alexander, who bred and owns Pee Wee Reese. “They put a cast on him and got him up really carefully. He was a good boy and did everything they said, and by that night he was eating, drinking water, and standing on all four feet. It couldn’t have gone any better.” Winner of the Sept. 27 Eddie D. Stakes (G2T-see page 34), Pee Wee Reese was training in preparation for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) Nov. 2 at Santa Anita. A 6-year-old son of Tribal Rule—Bluegrass Belle, by Unbridled’s Song, Pee Wee Reese had won eight of 15 races for earnings of $532,901. Trained by Phil D’Amato, he was two for two this year, having earlier captured the Sensational Star Stakes. He also won the 2018 Joe Hernandez Stakes and 2017 American Stakes (G3T). Alexander praised the staff, led by Dr. Nick Huggons and Dr. Korin Potenza, at the San Luis Rey Equine Hospital for Pee Wee Reese’s care. Alexander would like to stand Pee Wee Reese at stud eventually, depending on the horse’s recovery process. “I think he deserves a chance at stud,” said Alexander, who noted that he was in the stall when Pee Wee Reese was foaled in 2013. “I’ve got some mares that I’m going to breed to him, though we might have to wait a year. We have a lot of people rooting for him.”

Leading 2019 First-Crop Sires by TAPIT CONSTITUTION – #1 by Progeny Earnings TAPITURE – #1 by Winners (15) RACE DAY – #1 by BT SWs in NA (4) Racing Statistics through October 14, 2019

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COURTESY OF HARRIS FARMS

CHRISTY CHAPMAN PHOTOS

HARRIS FARMS PLAYS HOST

John Harris’ Harris Farms hosted an industry meeting at the Coalinga farm Oct. 16-17 that included the regular CTBA board meeting, discussion of industry issues, and a day of racing at the Big Fresno Fair. New CHRB member Oscar Gonzales attended, and Harris Farms personnel showed several of the farm’s stallions. Acclamation

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NEWS

■ Clubhouse Ride, Sire of Warren’s Showtime, to Legacy

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California sire Clubhouse Ride has been moved to Pete and Evelyn Parrella’s Legacy Ranch in Clements. He will stand the 2020 breeding season for $3,500 live foal. The stallion, in his second crop to the races, has been represented by Ben and Sally Warren’s stakes-winning Warren’s Showtime. Winner of the Oct. 6 Surfer Girl Stakes at Santa Anita, Warren’s Showtime is out of California-bred champion Warren’s Veneda. A homebred for Ben Warren, Warren’s Veneda earned $932,112, won the 2015 Santa Margarita Stakes (G1) and Santa Maria Stakes (G2), and was named that season’s champion Cal-bred older female. Craig Lewis trains Warren’s Showtime, Clubhouse Ride’s frst stakes winner, and he also trained Clubhouse Ride and Warren’s Veneda. Clubhouse Ride earned $1,341,132, having won such races as backto-back editions of the Californian Stakes (G2) in 2013-14. Clubhouse Ride is California’s current 2019 leading sire of 2-year-old winners with nine, including Warren’s Showtime. “We have been looking to add another high-quality stallion to our roster and are very excited that Clubhouse Ride became available and that owners Rick Seidner and Craig Lewis felt Legacy Ranch would be the right ft for the stallion,” said Pete Parrella. Clubhouse Ride is an 11-year-old son of Candy Ride—Seeking Results, by Seeking the Gold.

ses raced Go Jaylo, and they bred and raced Rousing Sermon. Rousing Sermon is a son of Lucky Pulpit—Rousing Again, by Awesome Again. He earned $821,572, having won six of 36 starts, with seven seconds and seven thirds. Rousing Sermon won the 2011 Bob Benoit California Cup Juvenile Stakes and 2013 On Trust Handicap, and he was multiple graded stakes-placed. The stallion stands at Rancho San Miguel in San Miguel, Calif.

COURTESY OF RANCHO SAN MIGUEL/RON MESAROS

STALLION

Rousing Sermon

Clubhouse Ride

■ First Winner for Rousing Sermon Arouse N Go became the frst winner for California stallion Rousing Sermon when she won a maiden claiming race at Fresno Oct. 13. The 2-year-old flly, ridden by Frank Alvarado, took the lead in the second turn of the mile race and pulled away to win by fve lengths in 1:42.53 as the 4-5 favorite. Jeff Bonde trains Arouse N Go for owner/breeders Larry and Marianne Williams. A California-bred, Arouse N Go is out of the Bertrando mare Go Jaylo. The William-

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THIS MONTH IN

Dennis Yokum has been named the farm manager of Tom and Nancy Clark’s Rancho San Miguel in San Miguel, Calif. Yokum previously managed Premier Toroughbreds. He was a friend and longtime protégé of Clay Murdock, who managed Rancho San Miguel until his death Sept. 3. On the racetrack, Yokum worked for Hall of Fame trainer Charlie Whittingham, as well as for trainers John Gosden and Dick Dutrow. Yokum also has worked

at such Kentucky farms as Calumet Farm, Spendthrift Farm, and Domino Stud. He served as the farm manager of Mercedes Stables, which owned such runners as grade 1 winners Rock Hard Ten and Seattle Smooth. “No one can replace Clay, but it is an honor to have the opportunity to continue the work he has done,” said Tom Clark. “We are very excited to have Dennis join our team and build upon Clay’s legacy.”

Since 2005

• Breaking and Training • • Boading • Layups • Mae Cae and Foaling • Cole Ranch is a full service farm located half way between Santa Anita Race Track and Golden Gate Fields with a 5/8 mile training track, starting gate, round pens, full size arena, hot walker, multiple barns with adjoining runs, 10 large irrigated pastures, and video monitored foaling stalls.

HISTORY 10 YEARS AGO DANCING IN SILKS and CALIFORNIA FLAG made it a California-bred Breeders’ Cup double in 2009. Each of the Cal-breds captured a Breeders’ Cup race Nov. 7 during the Oak Tree at Santa Anita meeting. Dancing in Silks nosed out Crown of Thorns Dancing In Silks to win the $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) while California Flag scored by 13⁄4 lengths in the $1 million Turf Sprint. Joel Rosario rode Dancing in Silks for California Flag owner Ken Kinakin and trainer Carla Gaines. Joe Talamo rode 5-year-old California Flag (Avenue of Flags—Ultrafeet, by Afeet) for owner/breeder Keith Card’s Hi Card Ranch and trainer Brian Koriner. Ronald Jex bred Dancing in Silks, a 4-year-old gelded son of Black Minnaloushe—Lemhi Love, by Royal and Regal.

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YOKUM AT RANCHO SAN MIGUEL

25 YEARS AGO Less than a month after he won the Wells Fargo Bank California Cup Classic, COLLEGE TOWN captured the Lazaro S. Barrera Handicap (G3) Nov. 19, 1994. Ridden by Lafft Pincay Jr., the California-bred gelding scampered home by 13⁄4 lengths, getting the 11⁄16 miles in 1:41.13 at Hollywood Park. College Town was a son of Eclipse Award-winning Cal-bred champion Snow Chief. Mel Stute trained both College Town and his sire, winning the 1986 Preakness Stakes (G1) with Snow Chief. Dr. David N. Brown bred and owned College Town, who was out of Brown’s homebred Magnifcent Crown, a daughter of The Irish Lord. College Town fnished his career with a record of seven wins, 13 seconds, and three thirds in 64 starts for earnings of $506,854.

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Fifth choice in the betting, California-bred FIELD MASTER defeated six rivals to capture the Bay Meadows Handicap Nov. 29, 1969. Ridden by Ismael Valenzuela, he stayed close to the leaders in the frst turn of the 11⁄16-mile stakes, moving up on the backstretch, and then taking the lead in the stretch. Field Master drew off to defeat fellow Cal-bred Royal Fols by 11⁄2 lengths, getting the distance in 1:414⁄5. True Balcony fnished third, to make it a Cal-bred Trifecta. Warren Stute trained Field Master for Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Seley, who also bred the horse. Foaled in 1964, Field Master was a son of Trackmaster— Capricious Lady, by Count Fleet. He won stakes each year from 1967-70, with 10 wins in 53 total starts for earnings of $153,202.


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BOLD CHIEFTAIN | Fee: $3,000 LF

MANY RIVERS | Fee: $3,000 LF

Chief Seattle – Hooked On Music, by Seattle Dancer

Storm Cat – Christmas in Aiken, by Afrmed

• Only Two-Time Cal Cup Classic Winner and 50th

• Half-brother to 3 Time Grade 1 Winner HARLAN’S

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Cal-Bred Millionaire BOLD CHIEFTAIN is the sire of Fran’s Valentine S. winner MOONLESS SKY ($283,590), East Coast Listed Stakesplaced allowance winner I CAME TO PARTY ($248,590), on-the-board in 24 of 29 starts including $100,000 Federico Tesio S., $100,000 Wild and Wonderful S., and $100,000 Robert Hilton Memorial S.; winners include J $ T’s A.T.M. (on the board in 10 of 13 lifetime starts at 3); ( ); 5-time winners LIL’ CHIEFTAIN and CHIEFS LIL PEARL; etc. 2019 winners include Allowance winners OUR BOLD PRINCE and VACAVILLE SPECIAL, Maiden Claiming winner BOLD ROMAN 3 wins from 4 starts. Average earnings per starter $50,877 A versatile racehorse who won black-type races on allweather, grass & dirt surfaces. Graded stakes winner of 18 races, 14 stakes, with earnings of $1,683,181. Posted Triple Digit Beyers on Dirt and Turf. Won Grade 2,, $150,000 San Francisco Mile, defeating multiple Grade 2 winner MONTEREY JAZZ.. G.S.M 64.4

HOLIDAY, Sire of Leading Sire INTO MISCHIEF

• The winning progeny of MANY RIVERS include two-

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year-old 5-length debut winner RIVER OF DOUBT (3rd Juan Gonzalez Memorial S.), MANY LIGHTS (winner of 6-straight races), 3-time winner SHOT OF A LIFETIME, plus multiple graded stakes-placed MANY ROSES ($166,591, 3rd San Francisco Mile S.-G3-twice) MANY RIVERS at 2,, scored a gate-to-wire win going 51⁄2 furlongs at Bay Meadows Racecourse when defeating multiple graded stakes winner AUTISM AWARENESS & ran third in the one-mile Gold Rush Stakes to multiple graded stakes winner EL GATO MALO. MANY RIVERS at 3,, won a six-furlong allowance race at Golden Gate Fields gate-to-wire. By Grade 1 2YO winner & record SEVEN-TIME Leading Juvenile Sire STORM CAT,, sire of 181 stakes winners, including 16 champions led by GIANT’S CAUSEWAY,, leading sire twice. G.S.M. 77.5

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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.

Stallion Season Auction Slated for Dec. 3 Te annual California Toroughbred Breeders Association Stallion Season Auction will be held Tuesday, Dec. 6. Proceeds will beneft the CTBA’s Political Action Committee fund, which works in support of legislation to favorably impact California breeders. Seasons will be sold with no guarantee. For more information, please check the CTBA website (www.ctba. com) or contact Christy Chapman at CTBA, 626-445-7800 x 247 or Christy@ctba.com.

Reserve Stallion Directory Space Today If you have not already reserved space for your stallion in the 2020 Stallion Directory, call now. Time is running out for inclusion in the directory. Contact Loretta Veiga at (626) 445-7800 ext. 227 or email her at Loretta@ctba. com.

CTBA DIRECTORS ELECTION DEADLINE APPROACHING Those CTBA members who wish to seek election to the group’s Board of Directors through the petition process are reminded that they have until Nov. 27, 2019, 90 days prior to the CTBA’s Annual Meeting and Dinner, to submit their completed application. As per the association’s bylaws, the application needs to include a minimum of 25

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CTFoundation Rowan Fellowship to Shafer 2019

OFFICERS AND TRUSTEES PRESIDENT

Mrs. Ada Gates Patton VICE-PRESIDENT

Gail Gregson TREASURER

Alan F. Balch SECRETARY

Jane Goldstein Mrs. Jeanne L. Canty Ex Offcio President Jeff Blea, DVM Tracy Gantz Thomas S. Robbins John W. Sadler Noreen Sullivan Peter W. Tunney Amy J. Zimmerman

At frst glance it seems odd that the California Toroughbred Foundation is awarding this year’s Louis R. Rowan Fellowship in Equine Studies to a mechanical engineering Ph. D. candidate at U. C. Davis. But Sarah Shafer earned this honor by her work with horses. She graduated with a B.S. from Te Ohio State University with research honors, minoring in equine science and writing a horse study for her Sarah Shaffer thesis. Her current research at the J. D. Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic Research Laboratory at Davis involves studying the efects of race surface and exercise history on skeletal adaptation and risk for skeletal injury in racehorses. Dr. Susan M. Stover, Distinguished Professor at that laboratory, writes about Ms. Shafer: “I have been remarkably impressed with her enthusiasm, drive, diverse skills, optimism, and ‘get in and do it’ attitude. She is a remarkable ft for our research program, designed to elucidate training programs that have the potential to prevent fetlock breakdowns in Toroughbred racehorses.” Shafer chose to move to Davis for graduate school so she could work with veterinarians on an engineering project to improve equine welfare. Her intention is to work in the equine biomechanics feld as a professor at a research institution after completing her Ph.D. An enthusiastic equestrian, she works with her reining Quarter Horse in Davis and trains her dog for agility activities.

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 four decades the CTF has sponsored numerous research and educational projects and awarded scholarships to veterinary students at U.C. Davis and Western University of Health Sciences. Te Foundation maintains the Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library, one of the most extensive collections of equine literature found anywhere. Several generous donations of book collections and artwork form the core of the Library, which is housed in the CTBA ofces in Arcadia. Among its 10,000 volumes are current veterinary publications, turf histories, sales catalogs, and books spanning a wide range of subjects from equine nutrition and care to fne arts. Te latest instructional videos also are available for viewing in the Library. Te resources of the CTF’s Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library are available to the public for research and pleasure.

memorial donations The CTF accepts donations in memory of relatives and friends, with all such donations allocated to Scholarship Funds of the Foundation and to the Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library. Please remember members of our industry with a donation to the CTF memorial fund. Donations may be sent to: CTF, P.O. Box 60018, Arcadia, CA 91066-6018. The CTF joins in honoring the memory of those whose names appear in bold type. We also thank and acknowledge the donors for their generous contributions EARLENE KNISELY MCCABE CLAY MURDOCK SHERWOOD C. CHILLINGWORTH Robert E. McCabe

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Clubhouse Ride Candy Ride (Arg) – Seeking Results, by Seeking the Gold 2019 Leading California Two-Year-old Sire and 2nd Leading Second Crop Sire Leading Money Earner at Stud in California by Leading Sire CANDY RIDE

Ran 1-2-3 in 24 Starts – 11 Graded Stakes, 3 G1s, 5 G2s, 3 G3s – Earnings $1,341,132 Posted Triple Digit Speed Figures 15 Times 104 Beyer winning Californian S. (G2) on dirt 106 Beyer winning Californian S. (G2) on synthetic. A Durable Racehorse - Won or Placed from 6 furlongs to 1 1/4 miles over 5 racing seasons Clubhouse Ride is the sire of Warren’s Showtime winner of the Surfer Girl Stakes at Santa Anita in open company at one mile on turf. Clubhouse Ride is the only California-based second-crop sire with a stakes winner this year.

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oth industry people and those just interested in horse racing were invited to join the California Toroughbred Farm Managers Association and the California Toroughbred Breeders Association for the free Autumn Equine Fair Oct. 12. Linda Madsen provided the setting at her Milky Way Farm in Temecula. Attendees could choose to participate in discussions on a wide variety of topics.

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Before and after an excellent lunch, people could choose from several diferent stages, depending on their interests. In one location, Dr. Celeste Spini palpated mares as she discussed managing broodmares. Elsewhere, Milky Way farm manager Johnny Alvira discussed sales-prepping yearlings, and bloodstock agent Andy Havens explained what to look for in conformation when purchasing young horses. Madsen spoke about stallion topics while some of the farm’s stallions were displayed. Other topics included early training of foals and weanlings by Amanda Lopez, what to do in a horse emergency by Dr. Steve Colburn, farrier fundamentals by Arturo Chavez, nutrition topics by Renee Beckwith and Martin Connell, racing partnerships by Leonard Miranda, and genetics by Christine Sanchez.

Ballena Vista Farm (left) and Blue Diamond Horseshoe showcased their stallions for the upcoming breeding season.

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Andy Havens of Havens Bloodstock uses this dark bay yearling flly to discuss conformation


Attendees were treated to a parade of some of Milky Way Farm’s stallions

Grade 1 winner Graydar stands at Milky Way Farm

From left, Tyree, Corey, and Bob Wolesensky were among those who enjoyed the afternoon’s activities, such as the discussions, left

Herman Lammey and Nina Morrow participated in the equine fair’s many events, such as the stallion show, left

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Dr. Gregory Ferraro, new commissioner with the California Horse Racing Board, is dedicated to regaining the public’s trust by ensuring horse racing is as safe as possible

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s a leader in equine research and in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Gregory Ferraro has made horse racing safer. Trough inventions and techniques he championed over a 45-year career, he helped countless Toroughbreds survive major injury or illness. Now it’s a whole racing industry that needs assistance. As a new commissioner with the California Horse Racing Board, Ferraro wants to help ensure that the sport is as safe as possible and regain public trust.

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He’s in a unique position to do so. “I was happily retired, but I got a call asking me to apply,” said the 73-year-old Ferraro. Recently interviewed outside the Ferry Building on the waterfront in San Francisco, Ferraro grew up in that city and returned there to live shortly after his retirement. “I said, ‘Well, seeing what’s going on, I couldn’t stand by and not try to help.’ Tat’s the reason I did it. So it’s a chore (being a board member); it’s not easy. But racing needs help. If I can do them any good, I’m happy to do it.” Ferraro said the CHRB sought someone with his unique set of skills. “Tey were looking for someone with experience on the backside, a good idea of how the backside works. Tey wanted

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somebody with academic credentials that could deal with the academic and scientifc end of it. And they wanted someone with good experience dealing with humane groups. Tere are not too many people like that.” Splitting his long career between racetrack veterinarian and director for the Center for Equine Health (CEH) at the University of California, Davis, Ferraro has all that — and more. He served for years as a trustee of the California Toroughbred Foundation, helping that organization in many ways, including fnding worthy candidates for the Foundation’s veterinary scholarships. Ferraro hit the Southern California backstretches frst as an on-track veterinarian and orthopedic surgeon in 1971. He remained there until taking the helm


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at CEH in 1997, from where he retired in 2014. “Health and safety have been my issue my whole career,” noted Ferraro, who was named to chair the CHRB’s health and safety committee shortly after his appointment. “I’m looking at the welfare of horses. I want racing to be healthy.” Ferraro joined the CHRB at a time when horse health and safety in California are under intense media scrutiny. Despite public opinion to the contrary, the sport has gotten better with regard to safety over the years, not worse, Ferraro feels. Technology will only improve things in the coming years, he frmly believes. “People don’t really have an understanding of what goes on (at the track), how well the horses are cared for, all the issues involved,” he said. “Anytime you have something turn up in the press—horses killed, horses injured—it upsets people. I think everybody in Toroughbred racing now realizes that they have to change their ways or it’s going to be over.” Among the innovations Ferraro spearheaded—along with a farm equipment manufacturer named John Kimzey— was designing today’s horse ambulance, a prototype developed in the early 1980s and now in use throughout North America and some foreign countries. He and Kimzey also designed and developed the Kimzey Splint, which quickly stabilizes lower-leg injuries that horses incur on the track. Te splint is in wide use and has become a standard on-track veterinarian tool. “Tose two things (the ambulance and the splint) are probably the best things I did for racehorses,” Ferraro said. Ferraro was also the co-founder and frst president of the Southern California Equine Foundation in 1976. Organized as a humane society to stop animal sufering, the non-proft charitable organization was formed to encourage, fund, and oversee medical research for the betterment of horses. It provides top-quality medical care for injured racehorses. With funding from the Oak Tree Racing Association, the Dolly Green Research Foundation, and others, the SCEF established equine hospitals on the backstretches of Hollywood

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Park (which was closed in 2013) and Santa Anita Park, later adding a facility at Del Mar. Ferraro estimates that some 5,000 horses have been operated on at the Santa Anita facility over the years, many of them emergencies following racetrack injuries. “We provided surgical facilities and x-rays, (imaging) scans, all under the hospital’s auspices,” he said. “Anyone who is qualifed (to do surgery) can use it. It’s been great, and I’m very proud we did that.” After 27 years on the backstretch, Ferraro accepted an invitation from UC Davis to take charge at the CEH. “I went there because I thought I might be able to do more there for horses than I could at the racetrack. Te whole thing there was equine research, equine educational programs, public service. We funded millions of dollars of research for studies by UC Davis staf and others.” But he also admits that he was discouraged by what he was seeing on the backstretch, in particular the over-prescription of drugs. “Everything was getting out of hand,” he said. “Everything we were doing to beneft horses was getting turned around and used instead to beneft people. It became about money and not about horses. Tat was one of the reasons I went to the university because it bothered me. It wasn’t right. And I was at fault as much as anyone else.” At the CEH, Ferraro was able to step back from the track and look at the longrange benefts the university could provide for horses, and not just those that race. Each year the review committee would consider a host of research proposals and provide funding for as many as possible. To encourage equine research, the CEH maintains a herd of 200 horses. “If you are a researcher from some other university and you want to do a research project on horses, you have to fnd the horses,” Ferraro said. “You have to fnd a place to keep them, fnd people to look after them, and then you are ready to do your research. “At the Center for Equine Health, we provide that. You give us an order, like I

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tion. Well, in those days, nobody operated on cows. So I switched to horses.” After graduating, he attended the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan, Canada, where he got some frsthand racetrack experience, before setting of on his own to start a general practice in Southern California. “I did some broodmare work, and I have a great appreciation for the reproductive guys. But it’s not for me.” Ferraro became best known for his orthopedic surgical abilities, mostly with long-bone fractures. He fgures he probably repaired 2,000 condylar fractures, among the most common racing injuries.

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need seven geldings between the ages of 8 and 12, we say OK, we assign them to the project, do all the husbandry, and they do their project. So it’s a real boon. By making it easy for them, it encourages them (to do equine studies).” Among the studies that have benefted racehorses is the work by Dr. Sue Stover on surface impact stress on joints and bones, mostly funded by CEH and the Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation. “(Stover) changed everything,” Ferraro said. “She discovered, and we know now, that 85% of horses that break down have a pre-existing stress injury.” Ferraro spent the past summer following his appointment to the CHRB at Del Mar. “I hadn’t been to the backside in a long time,” he said. “Tere were new people, new trainers, new procedures. I wanted to see what was going on, familiarize myself.” Changes put in place by Del Mar staf and the CHRB, led by equine medical director Dr. Rick Arthur, were stringent, but the results were encouraging. Tere were many more eyes on horses and more close veterinary inspections prior to working and racing. Spotters would visit trainers at their barn if they felt anything with a horse was amiss. Vets also spent extra time providing medical records and fling other forms to certify a horse’s ftness to run. “It’s all good (with the veterinarians),” Ferraro said. “Te thing is, it’s all new and a lot of additional work (for track staf), and so a lot of this gets piled onto people that already have a job. So they’re working double time to accomplish it all. To put something like this into place long term, we’re going to have to have more staf, and they’re working on it. Hopefully, as time goes on, we’ll smooth those things out.” Ferraro grew up in a large Italian family in the North Beach section of San Francisco. His father was a butcher, a skill Greg also acquired. “We had a little ranch in the San Joaquin Valley, and horses were part of the deal,” said Ferraro. “But I was really interested in cattle. Growing up in the meat business, I had a journeyman’s license as a meat cutter when I was young. I was good at cutting meat. I could out-cut anybody. “So I went to vet school (at UC Davis) early on because of my experience; the skills were there, and surgery was an obvious op-

I want racing to be healthy; I want everybody to do well. I think we’ll never get [equine fatalities] down to zero, but I think we can cut it way down.” — Dr. Greg Ferraro

He credits the development of arthroscopy for making it possible. “A lot of those chips in the joints, we used to leave them alone, particularly the ones in the fetlock joints, because when you made an incision in the front of the fetlock joint, the scar from the incision would cut down range of motion in the joint and the horse couldn’t run as fast,” he explained. “You’re better of to live with the chip. When the arthroscope came along, you could make a little hole in there and go in and pluck that thing out. Tat just changed the way we handled those horses. It was a real boon.” Innovations like the arthroscope, along

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with other technological breakthroughs such as the fberoptic endoscope for checking a horse’s airways, digital x-rays to diagnose leg injuries, and ultrasound images used for locating suspensory problems have all brought major improvements to the maintenance and care of racehorses. Ferraro believes the next big breakthrough should be arriving at Santa Anita this winter—the standing positron emission tomography, or PET Scan. UC Davis researcher Dr. Mathieu Spriet developed the standing version for horses. A PET Scan is similar to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), but much more horse-friendly, said Ferraro. It is a doughnut-shaped device that a horse simply steps into for a few seconds while the imaging scan is completed. Tests have shown it to be more efective than other scanning techniques in detecting bone lesions and distinguishing between active and inactive injuries in bone or soft tissue. Ferraro believes it can be especially useful in heading of potential foot or ankle fractures. “Te biggest problem we have with breakdowns and catastrophic injuries always involve the fetlock joint,” he said. “Broken sesamoids, soft-tissue injuries, condylar fractures. . .we have a big problem predicting sesamoids that are likely to fracture. If we can identify the density of a sesamoid bone that is a precursor to fracture, we can cut that down to almost nothing. Tat’s the key to saving horses. Te PET Scan can do it. I’m very hopeful.” Te plan, Ferraro said, is to test as many horses at the track as possible and compare images. “Te most important part is knowing what to look for. If it works out at Santa Anita, I guarantee you every racetrack in the country will get one. “I want racing to be healthy; I want everybody to do well. I think we’ll never get (equine fatalities) to zero, but I think we can cut it way down. Any sport, particularly high-speed sports, there’s risk. People don’t realize it because we’re in the public eye so much, but the fatality rate in Toroughbred racing is much lower than in the general horse population in the United States.” Developments like the PET Scan keep Ferraro optimistic about racing’s future.


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laims don’t usually return $60,000 on a $40,000 investment within two months, but that’s what California-bred Castle did for owners Paul Heist and Jack Fabulous. Te owners asked trainer Mark Glatt to claim the 6-year-old gelding at Del Mar Aug. 25, and in his frst start for his new connections, Castle won the $100,702 California Flag Handicap at Santa Anita Oct. 19.

Castle holds off all attackers to win the California Flag Handicap at Santa Anita

hill, although last year it was held over fve furlongs on the regular turf course. Tis year that was extended to 51⁄2 furlongs, also on the regular turf course. Seven lined up for the stakes, with favoritism going to 8-year-old Tribalist, a stakes winner sprinting on turf. Top weight of 122 pounds went to grade 1 winner What a View and graded stakesplaced stakes winner My Friend Emma. Castle, assigned 117 pounds, brought a record of fve wins in 13 starts and went of as the 5-1 third choice. Glatt named red-hot jockey Abel Cedillo to ride Castle. Cedillo had recently transferred his talents from Northern to Southern California, and he won three

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graded stakes on opening weekend of Santa Anita’s fall meeting. Te rider said that the only instructions Glatt gave him, with a lot of early speed in the race, was to “Tey picked him out on paper,” said “stay close.” Glatt. “Tey typically pick out their own, When Castle broke alertly for Cedillo, and I’ll make suggestions occasionally. the jockey let him go to the lead. GrinI was a little skeptical because the horse ning Tiger, a good stakes-winning son of had only run 12 times and he was 6 years Smiling Tiger, raced well in second, but old. But when he came over (for the Del Castle never relinquished the lead. CasMar race), he looked good to me and so tle scored by a neck over Grinning Tiger we took a shot.” in 1:01.51 to set a course record. King Castle, racing for breeder Eagle Ridge Abner fnished third, followed by What Racing, fnished sixth in that allowance a View, Tribalist, My Friend Emma, and optional claimer over fve furlongs on Portando. the turf. Glatt was pleased with the addiHeist and Fabulous live in Washington tional half-furlong of the California Flag, state and race under the stable name of though he pointed out Castle’s Where We At. Tey have versatility. campaigned such runners as “He’s a horse who has won Find Your Spot, winner of down the hill and going a mile, the 2014 Irish Day Handialso going fve-eighths,” Glatt cap at Emerald Downs. said. “Like with a lot of horses, With his California Flag I think the 51⁄2 has helped him.” victory Castle brought Te California Flag is named his lifetime earnings to for the Cal-bred Horse of the $208,947. He is a son of Year who won the 2009 BreedSlew’s Tiznow, who stands ers’ Cup Turf Sprint down Santa at Rancho San Miguel Anita’s hillside turf course. Te Toroughbreds, out of the California Flag Handicap has Trainer Mark Glatt, fourth right, and jockey Abel Cedillo lead the Mr. Greeley mare Grand been contested down that same winner’s circle celebration for Castle’s California Flag victory Advice.

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Golden State Series-California Distaf Handicap

JUST CONSISTENT JUST GRAZED ME NICKS CAL DISTAFF HANDICAP

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Te 4-year-old California-bred flly had been doing just fne stretching out to a mile on the dirt, but trainer Phil D’Amato switched her to sprinting on the turf this year. She responded as she always does—with consistency, fnishing third in the Daisycutter Handicap and then winning an allowance/optional claimer, both at Del Mar. “I think she’s shown an afnity for the grass,” said D’Amato before the California Distaf, a 51⁄2-furlong turf event at Santa Anita Oct. 12. “It’s nice to have a one-two Grazen punch for the Nick Alexander team in there, and they’re both ready to go so we’re looking forward to it.” Grazen, of course, is Alexander’s prolific California stallion. He sired both Just Grazed Me and graded winner S Y Sky, the latter favored at 13-10 in the California Distaf.

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ust Grazed Me is the kind of consistent runner owners wish they had in their stable, never having fnished worse than third. She collects a check for owner/breeder Nick Alexander, whether around one turn or two, dirt or turf, most recently by winning the $100,351 California Distaf Handicap.

Nick Alexander’s versatile Cal-homebred Just Grazed Me wins California Distaff Handicap

As a handicap, the California Distaf sported a weight diferential of 10 pounds, from lightweight Silk From Heaven at 116 to S Y Sky with 126. Just Grazed Me carried 122, including jockey Geovanni Franco. When the gates opened, the Alexander pair few to the front, with S Y Sky leading her stablemate. Don’t Sell got into the fray as well, prompting Franco to ease Just Grazed Me back a tad. “I thought we were going too fast,” said Franco. “So I was able to sit and wait, and she had a great turn of foot through the stretch.”

Just Grazed Me’s winner’s circle entourage includes owner/breeder Nick Alexander (ball cap) and trainer Phil D’Amato, third right

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S Y Sky set fractions of :22.24 for a quarter-mile and :44.64 for a half-mile. Racing four wide, Just Grazed Me ranged up to take command in the stretch, powering home by 13⁄4 lengths in 1:01.82. Don’t Sell held on for second while Gypsy Blue nipped S Y Sky for third. “She really stepped up her game ever since we put her on the grass and found a home,” said D’Amato of Just Grazed Me. “She showed a real nice turn of foot late, so I’m excited to campaign her in the future.” Just Grazed Me became a stakes winner on the dirt, winning the 2018 Fleet Treat Stakes. She also fnished second in that year’s Torrey Pines Stakes (G3) and Betty Grable Stakes. D’Amato didn’t start the flly until her 3-year-old season so that he could get her over some shin problems, and she now has earned $334,332. Alexander bred Just Grazed Me from the Cuvee mare Fairway Road, who earned $119,920 on the track. He sold the mare in foal to Grazen at the 2018 Barretts January sale as part of the Woodbridge Farm consignment. Norman Tavares purchased Fairway Road for $5,000.


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Golden State Series—Harris Farms Stakes

Fashionably Fast, outside, shows a winning style in the Harris Farms Stakes at Fresno

FAST RETURN FOR FASHIONABLY FAST, SPEED IS THE NEW BLACK

BY EMILY SHIELDS

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en months after throat surgery had sidelined him through the winter and spring, Fashionably Fast completed his triumphant return to the races with a victory in the $100,000 Harris Farms Stakes at Fresno Oct. 5. To put icing on the proverbial cake, Fashionably Fast won for the race’s namesake after fnishing second in the event in 2018. John Harris’ Harris Farms bred and coowns the California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit—Fall Fashion, by Forestry, with Per Antonsen and John Nicoletti. Anton-

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sen, the head trainer at Harris Farms had broken Fashionably Fast and was especially gratifed for the win. “Fashionably Fast came home last January and had throat surgery and a few months of,” Antonsen said. “Now he’s more mature, and taking blinkers of the last three starts made a big diference.” Fashionably Fast’s surgery came after one win and a stakes-placing in eight starts last year. Te gelding also fnished fourth in the Real Good Deal Stakes at Del Mar. Post-surgery, he returned to the races in June, fnishing ffth at Santa Anita and second at Los Alamitos at the allowance optional claiming level, before scoring three consecutive victories with blinkers of. Te frst win of the streak came at Del Mar in a Cal-bred allowance optional claimer July 27, which Fashionably Fast won by 53⁄4 lengths. He added an August allowance against open company over 61⁄2

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furlongs before the trip to Fresno to better his second-place efort from the last year. In the six-furlong Harris Farms Stakes, Fashionably Fast sat third in a six-horse feld, just of the pace set by dueling front-runners My Friend Emma and Baja Sur. Race favorite Fashionably Fast swooped past those rivals in the stretch, winning by three-quarters of a length, with Baja Sur second and My Friend Emma third. Tiago Pereira was up for trainer Dean Pederson. Fashionably Fast fnished the six furlongs in 1:10.52. Tule Fog, Summersimage, and Touching Rainbows completed the order of fnish. Fashionably Fast is one of 11 foals out of the Gulfstream Park stakes winner Fall Fashion, who was also stakes-placed at three other tracks: Tampa Bay Downs, Pimlico, and Monmouth. Te Forestry daughter still resides at Harris Farms. Originally based in Kentucky, Fall Fashion had a pair of Dynaformer foals make it to the races, with the gelding Banco Dinero winning three times. Her Twirling Candy gelding, Fall Harvest, was a two-time winner. Fashionably Fast was born in 2015, followed by a Clubhouse Ride flly named Falling Prices who placed in her debut this year. After not producing live foals from breedings to Acclamation and Rousing Sermon in consecutive years, Fall Fashion had a Clubhouse Ride flly this spring and has been bred to Smiling Tiger for 2020. Tose ofspring will look to top their ultra-consistent older brother. With four wins, three seconds, and two thirds in 13 starts, Fashionably Fast has earned $242,745.

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Toroughbred Club of America Stakes

PICTURE PERFECT AT KEENELAND CAL-BRED SPICES UP KEENELAND STAKES MENU

BY EMILY SHIELDS

ANNE M. EBERHARDT

Spiced Perfection has always been a classy sort, winning the Generous Portion Stakes at 2 and adding the $200,000 Cal-bred Spiced Perfection takes grade 2 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes to keep unblemished Keeneland record Evening Jewel Stakes and $100,690 Betty Grable Stakes at 3 before taking the $301,035 La Brea Stakes (G1) “We had three goals for the frst part of the year,” Wachtel said. en route to a California Horse of the Year title. She was trained by “Run in the Madison, the Humana Distaf, and the Ballerina.” Brian Koriner then and owned by the Dare To Dream Stable, but Under Javier Castellano, Spiced Perfection won the Madison by changed hands as a 4-year-old. a determined neck over Amy’s Challenge, Late Night Pow Wow— Bred by Premier Toroughbreds, Spiced Perfection now rac- who had defeated her in the Fritchie—and Breeders’ Cup Filly and es for Adam Wachtel’s Wachtel Stable, Pantofel Stable, and Peter Mare Sprint (G1) heroine Shamrock Rose. Te Humana Distaf Deutsch. Peter Miller trains the flly, who has eight wins, fve sec- followed, but Spiced Perfection fnished fourth. Instead of pushing onds, and two thirds from 18 starts for earnings of $1,026,905. to make the Ketel One Ballerina Stakes (G1) at Saratoga over the “When we bought her, she was already a grade 1 winner,” Wach- summer, she was given some time of. tel said. “We were just hoping to pick up another grade 1 and wind “Tere was no specifc reason,” Wachtel said. “We just realized up in the Breeders’ Cup back home (at Santa Anita).” she had been running since she was a 2-year-old without a break Spiced Perfection has done so much more than that. She ran and it was time.” second, beaten a bare head, in the Barbara Fritchie Stakes (G3) at Te team could have stayed home in California to prep, but the Laurel Park, then headed to Keeneland for the Madison. Kentucky race ofered Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” status, which Wachtel said was a factor. “It seemed like the right decision to go to Keeneland to prep, also because Javier would be there, and she likes the track. She’s not a big giant flly or anything, but she’s got a giant heart.” Te Toroughbred Club of America drew grade 1 winner Mia Mischief and stakes winners such as Chalon, Danuska’s My Girl, and Talk Veuve to Me. Spiced Perfection turned them all away, winning by a head over Dawn the Destroyer in yet another determined thriller despite stumbling badly at the start. She ran the six-furlong race in 1:10.60. “I thought it was pretty remarkable,” Wachtel said. “First on Javier’s part to not fall of after the stumble. And we didn’t plan on being last at the beginning of the race; we should have been second or third. I never imagined the race like that, where she was incredSpiced Perfection’s connections enjoy a lovely fall afternoon and the ibly brave. She almost never runs a bad race.” flly’s victory in the TCA Stakes in the Keeneland infeld 32

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ual grade 1 winner Spiced Perfection added to her impressive resume by winning the $250,000 Toroughbred Club of America Stakes (G2) at Keeneland Oct. 5. Te 4-year-old California-bred flly by Smiling Tiger—Perfect Feat, by Pleasantly Perfect, was already familiar with the surface, having won the $300,000 Madison Stakes (G1) there in April.


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Eddie D. Stakes

HOME RUN PEE WEE REESE POWER HITS IN EDDIE D.

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alifornia-breds Pee Wee Reese and Eddie Haskell took on Eclipse Award winner Stormy Liberal and a host of other stakes winners in the $201,053 Eddie D. Stakes (G2T). Tey received so much respect that they went of as the top two choices, and they didn’t disappoint, flling the exacta.

Flavien Prat, got through along the inside; Eddie Haskell and jockey Joel Rosario mounted their challenge from the outside. Te Golden Staters passed the rest, and then it was only a question of whether Eddie Haskell could catch Pee Wee Reese. He tried but didn’t quite make it, Pee Wee Reese defeating Eddie Haskell by a half-length in :55.33. Stormy Liberal fnished 11⁄4 lengths back in third. “He broke well and there were two horses that were of quicker than us, so we sort of sat in behind them,” said Prat. “When we had the opening in the stretch, he gave me a good kick.” Pee Wee Reese was making his frst start since winning the March 31 Sensational Star Stakes in state-bred company. Trainer Phil D’Amato said that the 6-year-old horse

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It didn’t go precisely as the bettors predicted. Eddie Haskell went favored at 1910, with Pee Wee Reese the 5-2 second choice. Tey fipped that order of fnish, with Pee Wee Reese emerging the winner. Both came from of the pace in the fve-furlong turf event Sept. 27 at Santa Anita. Irish-bred Boa Nova grabbed the early lead while Pee Wee Reese stayed fairly close on the rail and Eddie Haskell raced seventh of eight. Te two Cal-breds fanked the feld in the stretch. Pee Wee Reese, under jockey

Pee Wee Reese strides to victory over Eddie Haskell in Santa Anita’s grade 2 Eddie D. Stakes for a Cal-bred exacta

Owner Nick Alexander appropriately donned an LA Dodgers baseball cap for Pee Wee Reese’s Eddie D. winner’s circle celebration

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thrives by training at San Luis Rey Downs. “Tey can get plenty ft down there, and he really likes it there,” said the trainer. Nick Alexander, who bred and races Pee Wee Reese, said that the horse runs well fresh. Pee Wee Reese has had his share of ailments, sometimes related to suspensory ailments, and Alexander complimented D’Amato’s management. “Phil D’Amato has done an unbelievable job with this horse,” said Alexander. “In between races he’s really done a lot to help him.” Pee Wee Reese has started 15 times, and he has made them all count. He has won eight races, including the 2017 American Stakes (G3T) and 2018 Joe Hernandez Stakes, in addition to the Sensational Star. He also fnished second in the 2017 Crystal Water Stakes and third in the 2017 Seabiscuit Handicap (G2T). Pee Wee Reese is by Tribal Rule— Bluegrass Belle, by Unbridled’s Song. Bloodstock agent Gayle Van Leer bought Bluegrass Belle for Alexander at the 2007 Keeneland November sale for $100,000. “I paid more for that mare than I ever paid for a horse in my life,” Alexander said. Bluegrass Belle produced fve winners in seven starters, including stakes-placed Bluegrass Reward. She died in 2014. “She was a sweet mare, a really nice mare,” said Alexander.


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Focus on the Future

Curtis Kalleward STORY AND PHOTOS BY EMILY SHIELDS

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Five years ago Curtis Kalleward had virtually no knowledge of the racing industry. Now he can’t imagine life without it.

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Top, Curtis Kalleward, right, on air with racing analyst John Lies; with 2-year-old Tiznow colt Tizamagician, whom he owns in part

his passion while the sport is at its most perilous. “I was given an opportunity in March to take a pretty nice promotion at my normal day job,” he said. “I had just reached a crossroads where I needed to make a decision if this was going to stay a hobby or commit to full time. I was so in love with racing even then, I had to make a decision which career path was I going to take. I made the difcult decision to pursue racing and declined the promotion.” Just two days later Santa Anita was shut down indefnitely due to a rash of fatal injuries. “I was not in a great place mentally because I thought I had just made the biggest mistake of my life,” Kalleward said. “I leaned heavily on a lot of people in the industry for guidance and support.” His story could have had an even more tragic twist because Kalleward was hit and thrown from his motorcycle in early June. He determinedly forced the accident and subsequent time on disability to be a “blessing in disguise. It happened right before the Del Mar and Saratoga meets, so I had no choice but to plant myself in front of the computer and watch racing on days I normally would be in an ofce. I discovered I really liked it. Nothing about it deterred me. Nothing made me think I am doing anything but making the right decision.” While he waits for the opportunity to enter the industry full time, Kalleward is happy spending as much time as possible at the track. “I like the close-knit feeling in California racing. I know the jockeys, the trainers, the horses. Some think racing here is kind of an island, but that just makes me love it even more.”

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A visit to Las Vegas in 2015 introduced him to the game. “I met someone playing the horses in a casino,” Kalleward said. “He made it seem really easy and hit a lot of winners, so I thought it was a fast way to make a lot of money. I quickly learned that’s not the case.” But Kalleward was hooked, with passion quickly following curiosity. Originally hailing from Kalamazoo, Mich., the Sherman Oaks resident found his local California track—Santa Anita—and never left. “I love animals, and I love the fast-action nature of horse racing,” he said. “You know within two minutes if you have a return on your investment. You can literally play another race in 10 seconds if you want.” In an efort to try to fnd resources, Kalleward met the men behind the rapidly growing company RacingDudes.com, Jared Welch and Aaron Halterman, who cover racing news and ofer selections for racing across the country. “I profted enough with their picks that I promised if we met I’d buy them a beer,” Kalleward recalled. One beer snowballed into Kalleward’s appointment as the website’s content editor, and trips to the Breeders’ Cup and Kentucky Derby. He covers racing six days a week, both editing and creating his own pieces, and hosts the popular “Magic Mike Show” podcast with friend Mike Somich, previewing and recapping stakes action. Te podcast recently passed 100 episodes, with listenership well over 1,000 streams per episode through combined media sources. Although it would be easy to work from his couch, Kalleward prefers to be in the press box at Santa Anita or Del Mar. “I love the atmosphere,” he said. “I could stay home and watch TVG and more or less do my job. But being at the track is like a drug; it’s addictive to me. I can’t get enough of it.” Saturdays can be especially grueling, as Kalleward singlehandedly reports on stakes action from California, New York, Kentucky, and Canada. But he thrives on the intensity. “Even when I’m tired and mentally drained, I wake up the next morning and wish I was back there again.” Kalleward’s dream is to go into racing full time, bravely pursuing


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JAIME ROTH BY EMILY SHIELDS

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THE ABCS OF LNJ FOXWOODS

aime Roth owes everything to Rachel Alexandra. Other players are involved: Parents Larry and Nanci make up the rest of her LNJ Foxwoods moniker, and bloodstock agent Alex Solis II is just one of many horsemen helping drive her success. But without the talent and graceful athleticism of Rachel Alexandra, Roth would never have been hooked. Without that plunge into the sport, there would be no Covfefe, Constellation, Nickname, or California champion Cruel Intention. “I fell in love with her,” Roth said of Rachel Alexandra. “She was a girl running

against the boys.” Tis rang true for the athletic Roth, who was talented enough to play on boys’ teams growing up. “She piqued my interest in horse racing. I found myself up late at night watching old races. I love animals, and I love sports. When you add that up, that’s a Toroughbred.” A 2012 trip to Del Mar helped spur the decision. A family friend set Roth up with Alex Solis II – though at the time, a starstruck Roth thought she was going to be meeting Alex Solis Sr., the Hall of Fame jockey. It was with the son that Roth came up with a plan: get into ownership by way of purchasing fllies. Solis presented a business plan to Roth and her

From left, Jaime Roth, along with her dad, Larry, and mom, Nanci, enjoys a familiar spot for LNJ Foxwoods, the winner’s circle

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parents, and shortly thereafter they were at the Keeneland September yearling sale buying horses. “Te rest is history,” Roth said. Te support of her parents has been paramount. “Tey always said to my two older brothers and me that if we had a passion and a dream and could bring a concrete plan to the table, they would do their best to get behind it,” Roth said. “True to their word, they have been very supportive. But I don’t think they themselves thought they would love it like they do, or that we would get to the level we are in eight years. No one could have guessed it would get this big, this quickly.” LNJ Foxwoods started their frst horses in 2013, and by 2015, they had grade 1 winner Nickname. Te daughter of Scat Daddy broke her maiden in her second start at Saratoga, then added the $400,000 Frizette Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park. Nickname fnished fourth behind Songbird in the 2015 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), but that thrill was nothing compared to her debut. Sent over six furlongs in a Saratoga maiden special weight race, Nickname drew right alongside Rachel Alexandra’s daughter Rachel’s Valentina, who went on to win. “It is so weird to want your flly to win, but also be okay with another horse winning,” Roth said. Nickname ultimately earned $557,710 with fve more stakes placings, and


she sold for $3 million at the 2017 frst and foremost a priority to us.” Fasig-Tipton November Sale. One of their California standouts is After Nickname came Constellation, Cruel Intention, the California chama stakes winner at 2 in 2015 who went pion 2-year-old male of 2018. Raced on to blossom at 3. She won three in partnership with Jungle Racing and 2016 stakes, including the $301,035 the Nexus Racing Club, Cruel IntenLa Brea Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita, tion won the $196,000 Golden State earning $619,809 before retirement. Juvenile Stakes in November and went She brought $3,150,000 in foal to undefeated on the season. He has since Curlin at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky been stakes-placed in 2019. November Sale a year after Nickname. Te Roths are also trying their hands “I just adored her,” Roth said. “We at standing a stallion, thanks to multialways knew what a special flly she ple grade 1-placed Straight Fire, who was. She had a big following because of stands at Legacy Ranch in Clements. her (Birdcatcher) spots.” Te son of Dominus—Tricky Indy, by Trough the years there have been A.P. Indy, broke his maiden by 101⁄2 lengths at Del Mar Aug. 6, 2016. He other stars. Dreamologist was a grade fnished second in the $300,345 Del 3 winner at Santa Anita and is now Mar Futurity (G1) behind Klimt, then part of the Roth family broodmare ran third in the $300,690 FrontRunner band, which totals 40 mares to date. Stakes (G1) behind Gormley. He was Retro was Santa Anita stakes-placed, retired having never fnished worse and Anonymity fnished third in the I love animals and than third, with earnings of $146,400. 2018 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare I love sports. When “We thought he had brilliant ability,” Sprint (G1). Wickedly fast grade 1 you add that up, that’s Roth said. “Why not take a shot and winner Covfefe is wildly popular and stand him ourselves? We love Califorone of the best sophomore fllies cura Toroughbred.” nia racing and really want to race out rently in training. Dogtag and Fancy — Jaime Roth there, so he’s been a fun project.” Dress Party are both stakes winners Te Roths have seven Califorthis year. nia-bred homebreds by Straight Fire. Despite being a nationwide opAll of them are now in Kentucky eration now and being a New York preparing for their resident herself, Roth careers. has always kept runners Whether she’s in California, due in racing in New York, part to the prominence Kentucky, or Califorof Solis and his partner, nia, Roth is absolutely Jason Litt. enamored with the “Te connection I had game. with him was so strong— “I love my horses he’s like a brother to like they are children,” me,” Roth said. “Really, she said. “I love them working with them is all the same.” almost our biggest win of With more than everything because they $5.5 million in are so good. We felt comearnings in just seven fortable with our horses seasons of racing, LNJ out in California because Foxwoods is poised to we knew Alex could go continue its climb as out every day and put his one of the most excithands on the horses and ing young outfts in the touch them. Te welfare Jaime Roth gives a congratulatory hug to jockey Flavien Prat, following his victory aboard LNJ Foxwoods’ Constellation in the grade 1 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita sport. of the animals was always www.ctba.com

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Winners SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 Ð OCTOBER 20, 2019 3-YEAR-OLDS & UP Anziyan Royalty—Gallura: Royal Red (10-4), m, 7 yo, Pocatello Downs, ALW, 9/15, 5f, 1:0.00, $1,560. Atticus—Battling Betty: Scullyism (15-6), g, 5 yo, Los Alamitos, WCL, 9/28, 4 1/2f, 51.80, $7,210. Clubhouse Ride—Oscillator: Avalon Ride (25-18), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, WCL, 10/3, 1mi (T), 1:36.66, $15,950. Coil—Cantina's Rose: Rick's Dream (43-16), g, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 10/11, 6f, 1:11.28, $30,600. Cyclotron—Supermodel: Tee Em Eye (40-22), m, 6 yo, Albuquerque, AOC, 9/13, 6 1/2f, 1:14.47, $12,600. Desert Code—Yerevan Storm: Family Code (44-27), g, 6 yo, Remington Park, ALW, 9/28, 5f (T), 55.80, $20,145. Don'tsellmeshort—Early Arriver: The Spiral Jetter (21-11), m, 6 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 9/27, 1mi, 1:38.04, $24,180. Empire Way—Angela's Love: Empress of Lov (72-28), f, 4 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, STR, 9/22, 5 1/2f, 1:3.60, $10,800. Ez Dreamer—Famous Gal: Dreamy Gal (21-10), m, 5 yo, Turf Paradise, STK, Princess of Palms S., 10/19, 6f, 1:9.65, $14,725. Forest Command—Saturday Premium: Premium Forest (10-4), c, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 9/19, 1 1/2mi (T), 2:32.38, $10,800. Forest Command—Brahms Tudor: Brahms Forest (10-4), g, 5 yo, Emerald Downs, SOC, 9/22, 1mi, 1:36.81, $5,115. Good Journey—Cantina's Rose: Anniversary Rose (34-21), f, 4 yo, Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort, ALW, 10/8, 6f, 1:11.95, $10,324. Gottcha Gold—I'mnaughtyandnice: Hilariouslynaughty (37-17), f, 3 yo, Hastings Racecourse, WCL, 9/29, 6 1/2f, 1:18.68, $7,563. Grazen—Fairway Road: Just Grazed Me (45-20), f, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, STK, California Distaff H., 10/12, 5 1/2f (T), 1:1.82, $60,000. Heat Shield—Lovefromafar: Hotitude (13-8), f, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, AOC, 9/14, 5 1/2f, 1:3.26, $27,000. Idiot Proof—Marissa's Joy: Richard's Boy (20-10), g, 7 yo, Remington Park, AOC, 9/28, 5f (T), 55.40, $22,947. Idiot Proof—She's an I Full: Brenda's an I Full (20-10), f, 4 yo, Remington Park, ALW, 10/3, about 5f, 56.90, $20,145. Idiot Proof—She's an I Full: Brenda's an I Full (20-10), f, 4 yo, Remington Park, ALW, 10/17, 5f (T), 56.20, $21,525. Limehouse—Gorgeous Trieste: Lymebyrd (76-37), g, 6 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 9/28, 1 1/16mi, 1:44.18, $24,960. Lucky Pulpit—Fall Fashion: Fashionably Fast (137-60), g, 4 yo, Fresno, STK, Harris Farms S., 10/5, 6f, 1:10.52, $57,000. Lucky Pulpit—Coastal Strike: Sermon by the Sea (137-60), g, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, AOC, 10/13, 6f, 1:9.97, $8,060. Lucky Pulpit—Waltzing Swan: Honk (137-60), g, 4 yo, Hastings Racecourse, WCL, 10/20, 6 1/2f, 1:18.52, $6,050. Many Rivers—Heirloom Rose: River Rose (16-8), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 9/22, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:42.98, $24,180. Many Rivers—Penuche Royale: Shot of a Lifetime (16-8), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 10/20, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:45.98, $12,240. Ministers Wild Cat—Slamthedoor: Grand Minister (95-53), g, 4 yo, Grants Pass, ALW, 10/14, 6 1/2f, 1:24.00, $3,190.

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New Year's Day—Potenza: Three Ay Em (92-57), c, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 10/14, 1mi (T), 1:34.05, $30,600. Old Topper—Luscious Lonna: A Lonna At the Top (21-11), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 9/28, 1mi (T), 1:38.05, $13,680. Papa Clem—Cap and Gown: Weyand (74-39), g, 7 yo, Lethbridge - Rmtc, ALW, 9/21, 7f, 1:25.49, $2,385. Papa Clem—Cap and Gown: Weyand (74-39), g, 7 yo, Lethbridge - Rmtc, ALW, 10/14, 7f, 1:28.56, $2,385. Rocky Bar—Solid Brass Cat: Lil Milo (33-21), g, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 10/5, 5 1/2f (T), 1:2.20, $39,780. Roi Charmant—Farallon: Hardcore Troubador (18-10), g, 5 yo, Fresno, AOC, 10/4, 5f, 56.73, $21,060. Sea of Secrets—Summer Starlet: Hyphy (16-7), f, 4 yo, Grants Pass, ALW, 10/6, 5 1/2f, 1:7.00, $3,190. Shackleford—Indian Kisses: Kiss of Dahpespe (190-105), f, 4 yo, Canterbury Park, AOC, 9/14, 6f, 1:10.06, $18,000. Slew's Tiznow—Grand Advice: Castle (44-23), g, 6 yo, Santa Anita Park, STK, California Flag H., 10/19, 5 1/2f (T), 1:1.51, $60,000. Smiling Tiger—Chasseur Dame: Hold That Smile (76-44), f, 4 yo, Grants Pass, STK, TMB Ladies Inaugural S., 9/23, 5 1/2f, 1:5.40, $6,490. Smiling Tiger—Perfect Feat: Spiced Perfection (76-44), f, 4 yo, Keeneland, STK, Thoroughbred Club of America S. (gr. II ), 10/5, 6f, 1:10.60, $150,000. Smiling Tiger—Chasseur Dame: Hold That Smile (76-44), f, 4 yo, Grants Pass, STR, 10/7, 5 1/2f, 1:5.40, $3,850. Square Eddie—Too Much Excess: Don't Sell (80-38), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, STK, Unzip Me S., 9/28, 5 1/2f (T), 1:1.58, $61,500. Square Eddie—Charred Rare: Carnivorous (80-38), c, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 10/18, 5 1/2f (T), 1:2.24, $39,780. Suances (GB)—Unusual Beauty: Hold My Hoops (11-5), f, 4 yo, Fresno, STR, 10/11, 5 1/2f, 1:4.73, $6,600. Surf Cat—Stardust Magic: Ground Attack (24-10), g, 5 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 9/27, 1mi, 1:38.28, $39,780. Tribal Rule—Bluegrass Belle: Pee Wee Reese (70-26), h, 6 yo, Santa Anita Park, STK, Eddie D S. (gr. IIT ), 9/27, 5f (T), 55.33, $120,000. Uh Oh Bango—Seductive Charm: Princess Vivian (17-8), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 9/28, 6f, 1:11.05, $24,180. Uncle Mo—Do Dat Blues: Mo See Cal (253-117), f, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 10/10, 1mi, 1:38.78, $41,340. Unusual Heat—Knows No Bounds: Jonny's Choice (74-35), g, 10 yo, Canterbury Park, SOC, 9/14, 1 1/16mi, 1:45.27, $10,200. Unusual Heat—Strut Your Stuff: Ready Say Go (74-35), g, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 9/29, 1mi (T), 1:37.87, $13,680. Unusual Heat—Knows No Bounds: Jonny's Choice (74-35), g, 10 yo, Turf Paradise, STR, 10/15, 1mi, 1:37.92, $5,033. Unusual Heat—Strut Your Stuff: Ready Say Go (74-35), g, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 10/20, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:44.32, $24,180. U S Ranger—Bonefde Reason: Victimless Crime (78-37), g, 3 yo, Grants Pass, ALW, 9/30, 5 1/2f, 1:8.20, $3,190. Vronsky—Prytania: Mr. Matlock (72-42), g, 6 yo, Lethbridge - Rmtc, ALW, 10/12, about 6f, 1:12.12, $2,147.

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Vronsky—In Perfect Style: Absolutely Perfect (72-42), f, 4 yo, Santa Anita Park, AOC, 10/13, 1mi (T), 1:35.03, $30,600.

2-YEAR-OLDS Boat Trip—Bettor Knot: Bettor Trip Nick (3-1), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 10/18, 5 1/2f, 1:3.60, $13,680. Clubhouse Ride—Warren's Veneda: Warren's Showtime (25-18), f, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, STK, Surfer Girl S., 10/6, 1mi (T), 1:35.06, $60,000. Empire Way—Just Details: Just Classy (72-28), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 10/17, 5 1/2f, 1:5.11, $13,680. Ministers Wild Cat—Silent Stalk: No Longer Silent (95-53), c, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 10/19, 6f, 1:10.07, $24,180. Slew's Tiznow—Grand Advice: Misirlou (44-23), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 9/29, 5 1/2f, 1:3.86, $24,180. Smiling Tiger—King City Kitty: El Tigre Terrible (76-44), g, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, STK, Speakeasy S., 10/6, 5f (T), 55.78, $60,000. Square Eddie—Charred Rare: Vegan (80-38), f, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, SOC, 10/11, 6f, 1:12.43, $22,320. Wicked Strong—Smarty B: Smart N Wicked (48-13), f, 2 yo, Turf Paradise, TRL, 10/12, 6f, 1:12.02, $6,014.

MAIDENS ACCLAMATION Harris Farms (800) 311 6211 www.harrisfarms.com Acclamation—Passionate: Claim of Passion (50-21), g, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 10/19, 6 1/2f, 1:18.89, $30,000. Alpha Bettor—Portena: Raelee (2-2), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 9/26, 5f, 59.25, $6,600. Alpha Bettor—Cajun Wedding: Cajun Bettor (2-2), c, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 10/18, 6f, 1:12.09, $8,400. Anziyan Royalty—Audio Adrenaline: Amped (10-4), g, 4 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 9/22, 5f, 57.92, $9,000. Blazonry—Chat With Dixie: Stretch Run (16-6), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 9/28, 5 1/2f, 1:4.11, $7,200. Blazonry—Smokin Valentine: Skipalee (16-6), f, 2 yo, Fresno, MSW, 10/4, 5 1/2f, 1:6.58, $20,280. Bluegrass Cat—Girl Named Sam: Seesawsam (121-59), g, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 9/22, 5 1/2f, 1:4.56, $12,600. Boisterous—Niqaaba: Very Boisterous (41-17), f, 2 yo, Fresno, MCL, 10/3, 5 1/2f, 1:6.75, $5,225. Boisterous—Openedforbusiness: Anniversary Sale (41-17), c, 3 yo, Fresno, MSW, 10/13, 6f, 1:11.62, $20,280. Boisterous—Sky Diver: Fly the Sky (41-17), g, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 10/20, 1mi (T), 1:35.56, $30,000.

BOLD CHIEFTAIN Victory Rose Thoroughbreds (707) 678 6580 www.victoryrose.com Bold Chieftain—A Clever Ten: Chieftain's Lady (28-15), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 9/26, 5 1/2f, 1:4.54, $8,400.


The accompanying list includes runners that are both California-foaled and Californiasired winners in 2019 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.

Bold Chieftain—Penny Ante: Bold Ante (28-15), f, 3 yo, Fresno, MCL, 10/14, 6f, 1:13.75, $5,225. Brave Badgett—Good Golly Lolly: Alicias King (1-1), g, 4 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 9/22, 4 1/2f, 53.01, $4,040.

CHAMP PEGASUS Barton Thoroughbreds (805) 693 1777 • info@bartonthoroughbreds.com www.bartonthoroughbreds.com Champ Pegasus—Distant Glow: Cravens Champ (75-30), g, 2 yo, Fresno, MCL, 10/4, 5 1/2f, 1:6.80, $5,225. Champ Pegasus—Farallon: Rolinga (75-30), f, 3 yo, Fresno, MSW, 10/12, 6f, 1:11.90, $20,280. Champ Pegasus—Amazing Journey: Amazing Donald (75-30), g, 4 yo, Lethbridge - Rmtc, MSW, 10/13, about 6f, 1:12.56, $2,120. Clubhouse Ride—Kiama: Blue Skye Jade (25-18), g, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 9/21, 1mi, 1:36.45, $9,000. Clubhouse Ride—Tribal Feathers: Tribal Impact (25-18), c, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 9/29, 5 1/2f, 1:5.47, $7,800. Clubhouse Ride—Team Decision: Cali Dude (25-18), g, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 10/5, 6 1/2f, 1:17.27, $30,000. Clubhouse Ride—Brickyard Helen: Brickyard Ride (25-18), c, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 10/11, 6f, 1:11.91, $15,400. Clubhouse Ride—Espeedytoo: Speedy Ride (25-18), g, 3 yo, Fresno, MCL, 10/13, 5f, 59.31, $4,675. Coach Bob—Pahiatua: Habobanero (4-2), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 10/19, 5 1/2f, 1:4.37, $23,400. Curlin to Mischief—Roses for Joni: Shuster (4-3), c, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 10/19, 5 1/2f, 1:5.60, $30,000. Dixie Chatter—Sidestepping: Endearment (30-17), m, 5 yo, Fresno, MCL, 10/12, 5f, 59.95, $4,675. Dunkirk—Cremedelagold: Wilhelmina's Girl (61-35), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 9/19, 1mi, 1:41.77, $5,500. Empire Way—Donerella: Donder 'n Blitzen (72-28), f, 2 yo, Gulfstream Park West, MCL, 10/6, 7f, 1:27.33, $17,400. The Factor—Tizn't Caught: Almost a Factor (226-129), f, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 9/27, 1mi (T), 1:35.74, $39,000.

FIGHTING HUSSAR BG Thoroughbred Farm (951) 654-9100 www.bgthoroughbreds.com Fighting Hussar—Heartless Honey: Bull Fighter (6-2), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 9/27, 5f, 58.85, $5,500. Gemologist—Mystic Voyage: Mysterious Stones (178-97), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 10/20, 1mi (T), 1:39.98, $7,800. Giacomo—Cute Creation: Creative Bull (36-13), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 9/22, 1mi, 1:41.57, $6,600. Goldencents—Tuesdays With P: Cartellate (140-69), c, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 9/15, 5 1/2f, 1:5.18, $8,400. Grazen—Gladiatrix: Virginia Hall (45-20), f, 3 yo, Los Alamitos, WMC, 10/18, 4 1/2f, 54.23, $3,980. Heatseeker (IRE)—Lady From Shanghai: Lady Suzzett (50-21), f, 3 yo, Zia Park, MCL, 9/24, 6f, 1:12.90, $6,600.

James Street—Susan B Good: Coast of Roan (10-3), g, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 10/11, 1mi (T), 1:34.88, $30,000. Jeranimo—Casual Observer: Warrior's Moon (5-3), f, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 10/19, 1mi (T), 1:39.90, $30,000.

LAKERVILLE Harris Farms (800) 311 6211 www.harrisfarms.com Lakerville—Swiss Jet: Laker Jet (20-9), f, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 9/13, 1mi, 1:37.48, $9,000. Lucky Pulpit—Include the Grand: You Don't Own Me (137-60), g, 3 yo, Hastings Racecourse, WMC, 10/6, 6 1/2f, 1:18.07, $6,600. Lucky Pulpit—My Yammy Heat: Heat Score (137-60), g, 4 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 10/14, 4 1/2f, 52.77, $3,646. Marino Marini—To the Batcave: Gothic Girl (44-18), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 9/27, 5f, 59.48, $5,500. Marino Marini—Nite Moon: Captain Way (44-18), r, 3 yo, Fresno, MCL, 10/5, 5 1/2f, 1:5.10, $8,400. Midshipman—Miss Nicolie: Navy Queen (166-94), f, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 10/19, 1mi (T), 1:36.84, $30,000. Munnings—River Bridge (FR): Cunning Munnings (222-129), g, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 9/14, 5 1/2f, 1:3.57, $12,600. Natashas Excess—T. G.'s Babe: Tony's Babe (1-1), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 9/14, 5 1/2f, 1:5.45, $6,300. Papa Clem—Chic Charbono: Chic Clementine (74-39), f, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 9/15, 5 1/2f, 1:6.06, $9,000. Papa Clem—Sweet Spot (GB): Magic Bro (74-39), g, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 10/14, 6f, 1:12.09, $3,608. Papa Clem—Tiz a Classy Lass: Classy Papa (74-39), c, 2 yo, Zia Park, MSW, 10/15, 6f, 1:11.21, $18,600. Rousing Sermon—Go Jaylo: Arouse N Go (3-1), f, 2 yo, Fresno, MCL, 10/13, 1mi, 1:42.53, $5,500. Run Brother Ron—Yourfnalanswer: The Fun Begins (16-10), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 9/14, 5 1/2f, 1:3.66, $23,400. Sierra Sunset—Livelaughlove: Devious Detective (38-14), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 9/15, 5 1/2f, 1:5.43, $6,300. Sierra Sunset—Mazama Sunrise: Irish Sunrise (38-14), f, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 10/13, 4 1/2f, 53.19, $3,571. Slew's Tiznow—Ancient Holiday: Going to Shabooms (44-23), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 9/26, 5f, 59.22, $6,600. Slew's Tiznow—I'm Convinced: Kaygo (44-23), f, 2 yo, Fresno, MCL, 10/12, 5 1/2f, 1:6.48, $5,500.

SMILING TIGER Harris Farms (800) 311 6211 www.harrisfarms.com Smiling Tiger—Sixy Excess: Smiling to Excess (76-44), f, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 9/20, 5 1/2f, 1:3.97, $12,600. Smiling Tiger—Ms Glory Be: Tiger Strike (76-44), g, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MSW, 9/22, 5 1/2f, 1:3.08, $24,000. Smiling Tiger—Finish Rich in Nyc: Grinningeartoear (76-44), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 10/13, 5 1/2f (T), 1:3.45, $30,000.

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Smiling Tiger—Sixy Excess: Tiger On Your Six (76-44), g, 3 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 10/18, 4 1/2f, 52.67, $4,040. Smiling Tiger—Chati Valley: Smileforme (76-44), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 10/20, 5 1/2f, 1:4.07, $23,400. Square Eddie—Lyla Della: Stradari (80-38), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 9/21, 5 1/2f, 1:4.15, $23,400. Square Eddie—Silar Rules: Homehome (80-38), f, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 9/28, 6 1/2f, 1:19.99, $30,000. Storm Wolf—Madre Luna: Gold Medal Girl (16-13), f, 3 yo, Penn National, MCL, 9/21, 5f, 1:0.77, $7,080. Storm Wolf—Geode: Highly Committed (16-13), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 10/19, 1mi (T), 1:42.08, $7,800. Sway Away—Jumanah: Windribbon (10-7), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 9/15, 5 1/2f, 1:4.19, $23,400.

TIZBUD Harris Farms (800) 311 6211 www.harrisfarms.com Tizbud—Image of Glory: Changing Image (33-13), g, 3 yo, Fresno, MCL, 10/4, 6f, 1:13.24, $4,675. Tizway—Ballpark Frankie: Miss Maybell (175-87), f, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MSW, 9/21, 5 1/2f, 1:5.45, $24,000. Twice the Appeal—Divine Legacy: Reds Sacred Appeal (9-6), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 10/10, 1mi, 1:43.38, $9,900. Twirling Candy—Katey Pie: Blackdenimtrousers (198-112), g, 3 yo, Grants Pass, MSW, 10/7, 5 1/2f, 1:7.00, $3,135. Unusual Heat—Tiz Molly: Tizhotndusty (74-35), g, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MSW, 9/15, 5 1/2f, 1:4.51, $24,000. Unusual Heat—Sandy Cheeks: Doc Yco Cheeks (74-35), f, 3 yo, Santa Anita Park, MSW, 10/10, 1mi (T), 1:35.54, $30,000. U S Ranger—Squeeze Me Tight: Kona Skye (78-37), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 9/27, 5f, 58.54, $6,600. U S Ranger—Money Lover: U S Lawman (78-37), g, 3 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 10/5, 4 1/2f, 52.76, $4,040.

VRONSKY Harris Farms (909) 947 3911 www.harrisfarms.com Vronsky—Brite Twilight: Sweet Susan B (72-42), f, 3 yo, Emerald Downs, MCL, 9/14, 6f, 1:12.71, $3,520. Vronsky—Celebration: Live It Well (72-42), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 9/27, 1mi (T), 1:39.22, $7,800. Vronsky—Winning Tale: Win Often (72-42), f, 2 yo, Santa Anita Park, MCL, 10/18, 5 1/2f, 1:6.63, $15,400. Vronsky—Glory Forever: Sky Glory (72-42), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 10/18, 6f, 1:11.66, $6,300. Wicked Strong—Smarty B: Smart N Wicked (48-13), f, 2 yo, Albuquerque, MSW, 9/20, 5f, 57.29, $10,080. Wild Rocket—Dixie Honey: Myra's Beauty (1-1), m, 8 yo, Fresno, MCL, 10/5, 5f, 59.39, $5,225.

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STALLION FERTILITY A LOOK AT THE FACTORS THAT AFFECT FERTILITY

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any factors can afect semen quality and motility in stallions, including body condition, nutrition, and general health. Knowing what to look for can sometimes avoid minor problems before they become major.

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Dr. Dickson Varner is a professor and Pin Oak Stud Chair of stallion reproductive studies at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University. He deals with many reproductive issues in horses and often has to address fertility problems in stallions. He says some of the things that can afect semen include body condition, nutrition, genetics, age of the stallion, season of the year, medications, and hormones.

tility was maintained for a longer period of time in stallions that had been fed the product. “Tis supplement will not make a good stallion better but will usually make a questionable or borderline stallion tolerable. Tose questionable stallions might be able to settle more mares, since sperm motility will last longer—with the potential to increase pregnancy rates. “Te thing people need to realize is that they’d need to start the stallion on the supplement at least 60 days before the beginning of breeding season. It takes that long for sperm to develop and go through the whole cycle.”

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A horse carrying too much weight, with an excessive body condition, has more fat in the scrotum than a horse in moderate, ft condition. Te testicles are too well insulated by fat in an overweight stallion. “Tis interferes with proper thermoregulation, which afects semen quality and fertility,” said Dr. Peter Sheerin of Nandi Veterinary Associates in New Freedom, Pa., an equine practice with emphasis on reproduction. Similarly, a starving horse in poor body condition will have poor semen quality.

A happy, fertile stallion is half the equation for achieving success in the breeding shed

“With breeding stallions, malnutrition is generally not a big factor in semen quality,” said Edward Squires, PhD and adjunct professor with the Department of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Kentucky. “It would take severe nutritional change to afect sperm output and quality.” An abused or neglected horse in poor body condition might have poor semen quality. But most owners who use stallions for breeding are feeding these horses an adequate, well-balanced diet. “If a stallion is eating feed that is high in estrogen, however, this can have an adverse impact on semen, due to the hormonal feedback on the hypothalamic-pituitary axis,” said Sheerin. “On the other hand, feeds that are high in omega-3 fatty acids like fsh oils, fax seed oils, etc. can have a benefcial efect, aiding the longevity of semen in some cases.” Some nutritional supplements can enhance semen quality. “We’ve done quite a bit of work on Omega-3 fatty acids over the years,” said Squires, “and we know that if a horse has problems, feeding high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids is one way of enhancing semen quality.” Te original product was made from fsh oil, high in omega-3 fatty acids. Now, many other omega-3 products are available. “Some supplements will increase longevity and motility of sperm,” said Sheerin. “Te original research assessed semen from stallions before and after they had been fed the product. After those stallions had been on the supplement more than 60 days (since it takes that long to go through one spermatic cycle—to produce mature sperm), they looked at the semen again. Tey found that mo-

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Nutritional supplements can enhance semen quality

TRAUMA/INJURY

Damage to the scrotum or penis can afect semen quality. “Injury to the scrotum can interfere with normal thermoregulation,” said Sheerin. “If the stallion is kicked and there’s a big hematoma and swelling, this insulates the testicles. If there is trauma to the spermatic cord or cremaster muscle and the stallion can’t raise or lower the testicles (for thermoregulation), this will also have an adverse efect.” Te stallion must be able to keep the testicles at a fairly constant temperature, and the best temperature for viability of sperm is a few degrees lower than body temperature. In cool weather the testicles are pulled up closer to the body for warmth, and in hot weather the testicles drop farther away from the body to keep proper temperature for sperm production and viability. FEVER

If a horse has been sick, or experiences any situation where body temperature is much higher than normal for very long, this can afect sperm production and viability. If the fever occurred just before or during breeding season, he may be infertile until new sperm comes through its production cycle. His

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semen should be checked again to “Stallions are not impactassess fertility. ed by season to the extent “It takes about 60 days for as mares. If a stallion is fersperm development, so the staltile during long days of the lion should be checked about 60 year, he also tends to be ferdays after recovery from the fever tile during the shorter days. incident to see if he is producing Sperm numbers can be somenormal sperm again,” said Sheerin. what reduced when the stalFertility can be reduced, generlion is used during the shorter ally on a temporary basis, because days of the year, but semen of altered testicular function assoquality is generally not imciated with fever—which could be pacted.” due to illness or some other situAdded Squires, “With ation. Males have well-designed shorter days there is a decrease thermoregulation mechanisms to Computerized sperm motility analysis provides important data in testosterone, however, and aid in efcient sperm production. sperm numbers go down, If body temperature is abnormally high, an adverse efect on fertility. and behavior becomes more subdued. “In some states like Texas where heat Whereas with longer days in the spring, or there is too much insulation around the scrotum, this can afect semen quality. and humidity are high, this environmen- everything gets better for optimum repro“You can put a diaper on the scrotum tal stress can induce a change in semen duction.” for 48 hours and some stallions will actu- quality,” said Varner. “Some stallions, Sheerin agreed, saying, “Seasonal ally quit producing sperm for a period of when exposed to hot weather conditions, changes may change some parameters of time,” said Varner. “Often people think start to develop what we call a hydrocele, the ejaculate, but in general semen qualof reduced semen quality and fertility which is serous fuid accumulation in the ity won’t change tremendously over the associated with localized trauma to the cavity that separates the testes from the course of a year. Te semen won’t go from scrotum (which causes infammation and scrotum. If there is a lot of fuid in there, good to bad. It might go from excellent to heat), but systemic infection or anything that causes a rise in body temperature can Some people keep stallions under lights 24 hours a day have a similar adverse efect. We encounfor security reasons. We think this can be detrimental also. ter this fairly often; the horse was ill and had a fever for a few days and later had a We’ve seen changes in behavior and possibly sperm output as period of subfertility or infertility. well; the horse is not exposed to the proper photoperiod.” “Infuenza and other diseases that cause fever can induce this problem, and — Edward Squires in some instances vaccination (which often results in mild fever for a day or two) it tends to insulate the testes and they can- good, but the stallion will still be fertile.” not thermoregulate properly.” can be a problem. Squires does not advise putting a stal“A Kentucky veterinarian recently lion under lights. asked me about this because it was re- SEASON “Tis tends to make sperm output peak Mares are seasonal breeders, with a high a couple of months earlier than it would if quired to vaccinate stallions annually for some diseases. Vaccinations are usually percentage of mares in the U.S. entering you hadn’t exposed that horse to light, and given a month or two before the breed- seasonal anestrus during winter. But stal- then sperm output tends to drop quicker ing season starts. A vaccinated horse can lions are much less afected by seasonal as well,” he said. “Instead of the normal develop an elevated body temperature, changes. drop in the fall, you may see the drop in “We published an article that looked at June or July. Some people keep stallions which can result in reduction in testicular function and fertility. Even though it is the efects of dual-hemisphere breeding under lights 24 hours a day for security temporary, short-lived fevers such as this on fertility of Toroughbred stallions,” reasons. We think this can be detrimental will often result in reduced semen qual- said Varner. “In this study, we found no ill also. We’ve seen changes in behavior and efects when stallions were used sequen- possibly sperm output as well; the horse is ity.” tially in both hemispheres, when exam- not exposed to the proper photoperiod.” HOT WEATHER ining 10 consecutive breeding seasons. In High environmental temperature can this instance, stallions tend to be contin- MEDICATION “We don’t know what kind of efect be stressful for horses, and also detrimen- ually exposed to periods of increasing day tal to sperm production and viability. If it length, with reduced exposure to short all medications might have on testicular function, but a person needs to realize is really hot for several days, this can have winter days. 44

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that any medication given to a horse could potentially have a deleterious effect on semen quality,” said Varner. “If you check the literature, you’ll see that drugs like anti-ulcer medications can have a detrimental efect on testicular function.” Individual stallion response can, of course, vary with any medication and thus so could the impact of medication on fertility. HORMONES

Sometimes people inject a stallion with testosterone if they think he isn’t doing his job breeding mares. “One or two injections are probably not going to hurt, but if you do this routinely there will be detrimental efects,” Squires said. “If a stallion is injected for many days with high levels of testosterone, this can cause a drop in semen quality and also decrease the size of testicles. Tis can dramatically afect semen quality and sperm numbers.” Varner said that in some cases he has prescribed supplemental testosterone to enhance libido of breeding stallions. “While the efect on libido can be pronounced, testosterone can result in reduced testicular size, sperm output, and fertility if given to excess,” Varner said. “Blood levels of testosterone must be closely monitored following drug administration so the dose can be titrated to minimize likelihood of such side efects.” Anabolic steroids can adversely afect semen quality and fertility. Sheerin says this is not as much of a problem in racehorses anymore because their use has been restricted. “Dexamethasone or other corticosteroids can be detrimental if given for long periods of time,” Sheerin said.

or trainer has been regularly taking (and recording) body temperature, such as post exercise, to see whether the temperature is elevated.”

GENETICS Some family lines of horses in every breed have lower fertility and poor quality semen. Some stallions are simply not as fertile as others, and this can be genetic. “Stallions are a lot like men; we are not culled based on reproductive ability, as would be the case for most livestock,” said Dr. Dickson Varner of Texas A&M University. Stallions are selected as sires based on pedigree, competitive performance record, and conformation. Fertility is not high on the list and tends to be an afterthought once they transition from an athletic career to breeding. “Little regard is given to their reproductive potential when selecting them as sires,” added Varner. “If a stallion has a great performance record, he is generally considered a good candidate for breeding. He may start his breeding career with reduced fertility—and require veterinary assistance to maximize fertility.” In all other domestic livestock, species fertility is a big issue. Producers do not want to perpetuate animals with low fertility. Dr. Edward Squires of the University of Kentucky says that certain lines of horses have small testicles, poor quality semen, etc. “Testicular size is genetic; some lines of horses have big testicles and others have smaller size,” he said. “This may not affect semen quality as much as it would semen quantity.”

AGE

Older stallions might not be as fertile as they were at a younger age. “Teir fertility problems may be due to age-related testicular dysfunction,” said Varner. “Tis condition can afect some stallions in their early teens, whereas it may not become apparent until early to late 20s in other stallions. Te condition is associated with reductions in testicular size, sperm output, and semen quality, with subsequent reduced fertility, or even sterility in advanced cases.” Older stallions have poorer semen quality than they did when they were younger, but horses age at diferent rates. Eventually semen quality will decrease. When that happens and how severely it happens will depend on the individual stallion. “Typically, the older horse will have smaller testicles—and probably softer testicles—and high-volume ejaculates with low concentration of sperm,” said Varner. “Tat combination equates to a lower quality of semen. Tis can happen at age 15 or as late as 25, but eventually every stallion will show changes due to age.” HOUSING AND SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT

“Stallions that are housed together, such as in the same barn, have hormonal profles very similar to bachelor stallions that have no interaction with mares,” said Sheerin. “Teir sperm numbers are lower; testosterone levels are lower, etc. Stallions that can see or interact somewhat with mares will be more like a harem stallion and will have higher testosterone levels, better libido, and better semen quality.”

STRESS

Any kind of stress can have an impact, whether it’s stress from hard work, illness, the way the horse is handled or housed, stress from adverse weather, etc. Prolonged stress can be detrimental to semen production and quality, according to Sheerin. Anything that causes a lot of stress can have a subsequent efect on fertility.

“It often depends on the duration of the stress, so we need a good historical perspective when a stallion comes in for an examination and has reduced semen quality,” said Varner. “Racing or a lot of exercise produces body heat. Te localized heat can cause a reduction in sperm quality and testicular size. It helps if the owner www.ctba.com

STALLION OVERUSE

“A horse that is started too young and used too often can get into bad habits of mounting without an erection, biting the mares, showing signs of frustration,” said Squires. “Tis can happen if the horse is started early and used too hard, though his semen quality may still be adequate.”

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2019 LEADING BREEDERS IN CALIFORNIA BY EARNINGS (THRU OCT. 20, 2019)

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Breeder

Starts

Wins

Stakes Wins

Reddam Racing, LLC Nick Alexander Terry C. Lovingier Richard Barton Enterprises Harris Farms Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC Old English Rancho, Sal Berumen & Patsy Berumen KMN Racing Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams George Krikorian Premier Thoroughbreds LLC Old English Rancho Legacy Ranch Inc Thomas W. Bachman Dr. & Mrs. William T. Gray George Schmitt & Mary Clare Schmitt Liberty Road Stables Madera Thoroughbreds LLC BG Stables Gary Barber Frank Mermenstein & Tom McCrocklin Madeline Auerbach Rozamund Barclay Daehling Ranch LLC Milt Policzer Dahlberg Farms LLC Martin Bach Victory Rose & KMN Pamela C. Ziebarth B&B Zietz Stables, Inc. Bar C Racing Stables, Inc. Eagle Ridge Racing Red Baron’s Barn & Vaya Con Suerte Heinz H. Steinmann C-Punch Ranch Donald Valpredo Curt & Lila Lanning Jim Robinson DP Racing Bruce Headley Dunns Down LLC Moger & Neary Racing Kristin Mulhall Rancho San Miguel The Revocable Trust of Mikel C. & Patricia O. Harrington Victory Rose Thoroughbreds & KMN Racing Moger Inc. & Neary Racing Inc. Alex Paszkeicz Old English Rancho & Bruce Headley Dr. Ed Allred Judy & William Hedrick Benjamin C. Warren H & E Ranch Four Quarters Corp Donald R. Dizney, LLC Auerbach & Abrams

285 305 615 747 395 442 190 52 220 46 112 202 175 104 164 293 220 161 179 82 9 47 143 177 88 57 47 20 54 42 11 20 28 101 99 144 87 101 49 60 17 25 66 52 107 6 18 98 64 42 56 43 15 56 25 46

52 48 89 91 49 70 46 13 30 13 14 33 29 17 22 26 27 21 22 9 4 4 10 24 8 13 11 8 8 14 3 6 4 11 11 12 12 18 3 11 4 5 15 8 11 4 3 16 12 2 11 9 2 14 3 5

6 9 2 1 4 4 4 5 0 4 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0

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Leading Earner

Eddie Haskell ($318,104) S Y Sky ($355,620) Show It N Moe It ($153,003) Principe Carlo ($129,833) Fashionably Fast ($155,660) Queen Bee to You ($176,703) Acclimate ($329,182) Sneaking Out ($223,331) Royal Trump ($103,331) Mucho Unusual ($286,031) Spiced Perfection ($404,500) Ready Say Go ($72,231) Gypsy Blu ($164,703) Oliver ($148,996) Oh My Oh ($71,874) Tip Top Gal ($90,078) Psycho Dar ($75,583) Solid Wager ($130,439) Feeling Strong ($88,553) Fly the Sky ($73,751) Marckie’s Water ($252,422) Our Silver Oaks ($150,654) Mo See Cal ($93,634) Gotham Desire ($35,284) Chasin Lucas ($75,953) Minister of Soul ($113,421) El Tigre Terrible ($118,300) Bulletproof One ($159,400) Kitty Boom Boom ($111,000) Getoffmyback ($70,175) Galilean ($215,000) Castle ($122,397) Edwards Going Left ($95,420) Swiss Minister ($38,193) Lucky Stepper ($38,413) Unbridled Ethos ($45,060) True Regards ($46,956) Bombay All Day ($39,525) Golden Birthday ($115,402) Ground Attack ($101,949) California Journey ($108,115) Irish Heatwave ($166,084) Hot Rodin ($54,300) Southern Thunder ($55,246) I Want One ($43,351) Bulletproof One ($159,400) Irish Heatwave ($166,084) Peppers Ace ($40,780) For the Hustle ($31,153) Cordiality ($73,555) Awesome Silver ($57,920) Warren’s Showtime ($104,271) Rye ($112,574) Premium Forest ($81,720) Starr of Quality ($128,419) Nothing But Heat ($49,151)

Earnings

$2,617,871 $2,090,854 $1,804,554 $1,739,471 $1,406,012 $1,241,437 $1,028,583 $841,266 $761,252 $695,769 $670,302 $628,895 $586,686 $569,402 $550,688 $516,387 $408,669 $386,132 $377,251 $363,860 $343,222 $329,061 $318,456 $294,925 $283,092 $274,136 $257,741 $248,298 $244,421 $240,276 $234,686 $229,537 $227,061 $222,557 $216,953 $216,787 $216,492 $211,585 $208,661 $205,860 $198,789 $197,366 $194,894 $188,036 $185,696 $182,800 $181,529 $179,680 $176,117 $168,866 $168,520 $159,876 $159,125 $157,294 $153,288 $152,340


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Leading California Sires Lists 2019 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY AVERAGE EARNINGS PER RUNNER

2019 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY MONEY WON

(MINIMUM 10 RUNNERS) Races Rnrs Won

Sire

Earnings/ Runner

Earned

Sire

Rnrs

Strts

Races Won

Earned

1 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

173

1098

156

$5,633,710

1 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

45

31 $1,836,450

$40,810

2 I’ll Have Another, 2009, by Flower Alley

206

1422

149

$3,436,163

2 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

81

68 $2,951,445

$36,438

3 Graydar, 2009, by Unbridled’s Song

128

724

103

$3,432,906

173 156 $5,633,710

$32,565

4 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

81

423

68

$2,951,445

3 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini 4 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

74

58 $2,391,120

$32,312

5 • Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

124

747

97

$2,723,924

5 † Indian Evening, 2009, by Indian Charlie

16

12

$472,547

$29,534

6 Sir Prancealot (IRE), 2010, by Tamayuz (GB) 117

684

73

$2,405,256

6 Clubhouse Ride, 2008, by Candy Ride (ARG)

25

23

$683,335

$27,333

7 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

74

407

58

$2,391,120

128 103 $3,432,906

$26,820

8 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

77

372

73

$1,953,534

139

7 Graydar, 2009, by Unbridled’s Song 8 Time to Get Even, 2004, by Stephen Got Even

14

18

$366,698

$26,193

713

89

$1,916,169

9 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

77

73 $1,953,534

$25,371

10 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

45

228

31

$1,836,450

10 Passion for Gold, 2007, by Medaglia d’Oro

11

12

$270,586

$24,599

11 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 95

560

87

$1,566,743

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

22

20

$537,203

$24,418

12 Jersey Town, 2006, by Speightstown

87

474

81

$1,452,269

12 Big Bad Leroybrown, 2004, by Wild Again

15

16

$359,590

$23,973

13 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

72

422

74

$1,311,375

13 † Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

21

21

$490,722

$23,368

14 Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat

50

233

31

$970,208

14 † Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

25

25

$573,101

$22,924

15 Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker

74

429

46

$944,095

15 Tannersmyman, 1998, by Lord Carson

18

15

16 • Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

124

9 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

$409,968

$22,776

16 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

44

224

40

$943,705

97 $2,723,924

$21,967

17 Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG) 49

319

37

$879,409

17 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

44

40

$943,705

$21,448

18 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

82

488

54

$870,368

18 Idiot Proof, 2004, by Benchmark

21

19

$449,987

$21,428

19 Boisterous, 2007, by Distorted Humor

41

202

21

$752,558

19 Sir Prancealot (IRE), 2010, by Tamayuz (GB) 117

73 $2,405,256

$20,558

20 Coil, 2008, by Point Given

43

194

26

$728,037

20 Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat

31

$19,404

21 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

50

$970,208

44

286

43

$693,521

22 Clubhouse Ride, 2008, by Candy Ride (ARG) 25

117

23

$683,335

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23 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

40

237

43

$674,698

(MINIMUM 50 STARTS)

24 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

44

252

34

$589,844

Sire

Rnrs Strts Wnrs Wins

Earned

25 Champ Pegasus, 2006, by Fusaichi Pegasus

75

407

43

$574,082

1 Sir Prancealot (IRE), 2010, by Tamayuz (GB) 110 498

40

59 $2,190,737

26 † Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

25

169

25

$573,101

2 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

19

31 $1,892,272

27 Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

39

247

38

$539,846

30 $1,703,382

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

22

139

20

$537,203

51 160

3 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

54 199

4 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

25

55

4

6

$526,797

29 † Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 51

303

39

$520,256

5 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

47 111

7

8

$483,579

30 † Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

21

117

21

$490,722

6 Graydar, 2009, by Unbridled’s Song

52 112

11

13

$469,047

31 † Indian Evening, 2009, by Indian Charlie

16

72

12

$472,547

21

88

19

$449,987

2

5

$462,165

32 Idiot Proof, 2004, by Benchmark

62

6

7

$382,393

33 † Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

47

299

22

$443,463

56

5

5

$300,743

34 Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run

48

266

22

$434,370

68

10

10

$297,496

35 Surf Cat, 2002, by Sir Cat

24

135

19

$421,388

18

124

15

$409,968

7 Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat

25

58

8 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

31

9 Boisterous, 2007, by Distorted Humor

23 32

10 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

20

11 • Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

32

83

6

8

$294,814

36 Tannersmyman, 1998, by Lord Carson

12 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

52 126

7

8

$272,312

37 Informed, 2004, by Tiznow

33

197

20

$375,236

13 Clubhouse Ride, 2008, by Candy Ride (ARG) 12

28

5

7

$254,567

38 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

44

240

30

$369,962

14 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

85

11

13

$235,016

39 Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy

34

165

19

$367,188

110

18

$366,698

26

15 Golden Balls (IRE), 2004, by Danehill Dancer (IRE) 6

22

2

3

$224,800

40 Time to Get Even, 2004, by Stephen Got Even 14

10

34

1

2

$212,858

41 Smart Bid, 2006, by Smart Strike

27

130

13

$365,827

17 Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG) 15

31

4

5

$183,610

42 † Einstein (BRZ), 2002, by Spend a Buck

29

151

23

$365,783

18 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

33

3

6

$172,942

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

33

180

20

$364,467

$154,709

44 Big Bad Leroybrown, 2004, by Wild Again

15

100

16

$359,590

16 Anthony’s Cross, 2008, by Indian Charlie

19 Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy

13 10

19

2

3

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. Earnings are from Northern Hemisphere racing and include adjusted money from Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Adjusted earnings are put on par with average North American earnings from the previous year. The average North American purse in 2018 was $23,755 or 50% of the average purse in Japan. To put earnings on par, Japanese earnings are multiplied by 50% before being applied to the total earnings above. Hong Kong earnings are adjusted by 15%, and Singapore adjusted by 66%. Stakes winners and wins follow TJCIS stakes rules. Racing statistics through October 20, 2019.

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2019 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY MEDIAN EARNINGS PER RUNNER (MINIMUM 10 RUNNERS)

Sire

Races Rnrs Won

Sire

Earned

Median

Rnrs

Wnrs

Races Won

Earned

1 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

173

93

156 $5,633,710

1 Clubhouse Ride, 2008, by Candy Ride (ARG)

25

23

$683,335 $28,901

2 I’ll Have Another, 2009, by Flower Alley

206

91

149 $3,436,163

2 † Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

25

25

$573,101 $19,430

3 Graydar, 2009, by Unbridled’s Song

128

67

103 $3,432,906

3 Big Bad Leroybrown, 2004, by Wild Again

15

16

$359,590 $18,445

4 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

139

62

89 $1,916,169

5 • Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

97 $2,723,924

4 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

173 156 $5,633,710 $16,079

124

59

5 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

81

68 $2,951,445 $15,371

6 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

95

53

87 $1,566,743

6 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

45

31 $1,836,450 $14,915

7 Jersey Town, 2006, by Speightstown

87

48

81 $1,452,269

7 Passion for Gold, 2007, by Medaglia d’Oro

11

12

$270,586 $14,450

8 Sir Prancealot (IRE), 2010, by Tamayuz (GB)

117

45

73 $2,405,256

8 Gig Harbor, 2008, by City Zip

10

12

$168,317 $13,705

77

44

73 $1,953,534

9 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

74

58 $2,391,120 $13,265

10 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

72

42

74 $1,311,375

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

22

20

11 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

81

39

68 $2,951,445

11 Jersey Town, 2006, by Speightstown

87

81 $1,452,269 $12,275

U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

82

39

54

12 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

72

74 $1,311,375 $11,808

13 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

74

35

58 $2,391,120

13 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

77

73 $1,953,534 $11,715

14 Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker

74

30

46

$944,095

14 Storm Wolf, 2002, by Stormin Fever

16

24

$294,191 $11,617

75

30

43

$574,082

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

11

9

$201,388 $11,560

44

27

43

$693,521

16 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

44

43

$693,521 $11,397

39

27

38

$539,846

17 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

95

87 $1,566,743 $11,394

18 Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG) 49

25

37

$879,409

18 Lakerville, 2008, by Unusual Heat

20

11

$282,311 $10,915

19 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

44

23

40

$943,705

19 Sway Away, 2008, by Afeet Alex

10

12

$119,475 $10,778

20 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

40

22

43

$674,698

20 † Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

21

21

$490,722 $10,604

51

22

39

$520,256

21 Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG)

49

37

$879,409 $10,420

44

21

34

$589,844

$537,203 $12,308

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Srts

Earned

Champ Pegasus, 2006, by Fusaichi Pegasus 16 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

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

22 Eddington, 2001, Unbridled

$870,368

2019 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY NUMBER OF RACES WON

(MINIMUM 100 STARTS) Sire

9 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

Earnings Start

Sire

Rnrs

Srts

Races Won

Earned

1 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

45

228 $1,836,450

$8,055

1 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

173 1098

156

$5,633,710

2 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

81

423 $2,951,445

$6,977

2 I’ll Have Another, 2009, by Flower Alley

206 1422

149

$3,436,163

3 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

74

407 $2,391,120

$5,875

3 Graydar, 2009, by Unbridled’s Song

128

724

103

$3,432,906

4 Clubhouse Ride, 2008, by Candy Ride (ARG) 25

117

$683,335

$5,840

4 • Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

124

747

97

$2,723,924

5 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

372 $1,953,534

$5,251

5 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

139

713

89

$1,916,169

77

6 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

173 1098 $5,633,710

$5,131

6 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

95

560

87

$1,566,743

7 Graydar, 2009, by Unbridled’s Song

128

724 $3,432,906

$4,742

7 Jersey Town, 2006, by Speightstown

87

474

81

$1,452,269

72

422

74

$1,311,375

8 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

44

224

$943,705

$4,213

8 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

9 † Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

21

117

$490,722

$4,194

9 Sir Prancealot (IRE), 2010, by Tamayuz (GB)

117

684

73

$2,405,256

Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

10 Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat

50

233

$970,208

$4,164

77

372

73

$1,953,534

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

22

139

$537,203

$3,865

11 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

81

423

68

$2,951,445

12 Coil, 2008, by Point Given

43

194

$728,037

$3,753

12 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

74

407

58

$2,391,120

13 Boisterous, 2007, by Distorted Humor

41

202

$752,558

$3,726

13 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

82

488

54

$870,368

747 $2,723,924

$3,646

14 Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker

74

429

46

$944,095

100

$359,590

$3,596

15 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

44

286

43

$693,521

684 $2,405,256

$3,516

Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

40

237

43

$674,698

169

$3,391

Champ Pegasus, 2006, by Fusaichi Pegasus

75

407

43

$574,082

14 • Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat 15 Big Bad Leroybrown, 2004, by Wild Again

124 15

16 Sir Prancealot (IRE), 2010, by Tamayuz (GB) 117 17 † Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

25

$573,101

18 Time to Get Even, 2004, by Stephen Got Even14 110

$366,698

$3,334

18 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

44

224

40

$943,705

19 Tannersmyman, 1998, by Lord Carson

18

124

$409,968

$3,306

19 † Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 51

303

39

$520,256

20 Surf Cat, 2002, by Sir Cat

24

135

$421,388

$3,121

21 Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG)

319

37

$879,409

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Races Won

2019 LEADING SIRES OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN CALIFORNIA BY NUMBER OF WINNERS Earned

Sire

Strts

1 Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker

21

56

5

$261,995

21

8

8

$242,209

2 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

11

27

4

$249,490

Sir Prancealot (IRE), 2010, by Tamayuz (GB)

25

8

12

$195,650

3 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

21

54

8

$242,209

3 Clubhouse Ride, 2008, by Candy Ride (ARG)

13

6

6

$233,964

4 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

11

22

6

$237,116

28

6

7

$220,897

5 Clubhouse Ride, 2008, by Candy Ride (ARG) 13

35

6

$233,964

21

5

5

$261,995

6 I’ll Have Another, 2009, by Flower Alley

28

63

7

$220,897

Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

11

5

6

$237,116

7 Sir Prancealot (IRE), 2010, by Tamayuz (GB)

1 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

I’ll Have Another, 2009, by Flower Alley 5 Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker

Rnrs

Wnrs

Races Won

Rnrs

Earned

25

93

12

$195,650

Jersey Town, 2006, by Speightstown

12

5

6

$82,476

8 Idiot Proof, 2004, by Benchmark

2

7

3

$143,670

8 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

11

4

4

$249,490

9 Mr. Big, 2003, by Dynaformer

9 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

4

5

3

$122,031

10 Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG) 5

12

3

$112,867

11 Boisterous, 2007, by Distorted Humor

12

30

2

$111,000

4

13

4

$107,600

12 Run Brother Ron, 2005, by Perfect Mandate 13 Vronsky,1999, by Danzig

7

3

4

$105,839

† Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

6

3

4

$79,342

Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

6

3

3

$58,473

4

2

3

$122,031

12 Mr. Big, 2003, by Dynaformer

7

16

4

$105,839

14 • Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

10

22

2

$99,272

Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG) Boisterous, 2007, by Distorted Humor

15 Graydar, 2009, by Unbridled’s Song

11

22

1

$92,747

Run Brother Ron, 2005, by Perfect Mandate

16 Jersey Town, 2006, by Speightstown

12

28

6

$82,476

• Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

17 † Comic Strip,1995, by Red Ransom

6

11

4

$79,342

18 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 7

13

3

5

2

3

$112,867

12

2

2

$111,000

4

2

4

$107,600

10

2

2

$99,272

Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

7

2

3

$69,732

$69,732

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

3

2

2

$66,040

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

3

8

2

$66,040

Govenor Charlie, 2010, by Midnight Lute

11

2

2

$62,823

20 Govenor Charlie, 2010, by Midnight Lute

11

34

2

$62,823

Peppered Cat, 2000, by Tabasco Cat

3

2

2

$55,316

Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

5

2

2

$49,037

† Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

8

2

2

$40,705

Champ Pegasus, 2006, by Fusaichi Pegasus

7

2

2

$34,573

Curlin to Mischief, 2011, by Curlin

2

2

2

$20,260

2019 LEADING SIRES OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN CALIFORNIA BY AVERAGE EARNINGS PER RUNNER (MINIMUM 5 RUNNERS) Races Rnrs Won

Sire

1 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

Earnings/ Runner

11

4

$249,490

$22,681

2 Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG) 5

3

$112,867

$22,573

3 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

6

$237,116

$21,556

11

4 Clubhouse Ride, 2008, by Candy Ride (ARG) 13

6

$233,964

2019 LEADING SIRES OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN CALIFORNIA BY NUMBER OF RACES WON Rnrs

Srts

Races Won

Earned

1 Sir Prancealot (IRE), 2010, by Tamayuz (GB)

25

93

12

$195,650

$17,997

2 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

21

54

8

$242,209

Sire

5 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

7

4

$105,839

$15,120

3 I’ll Have Another, 2009, by Flower Alley

28

63

7

$220,897

6 † Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

6

4

$79,342

$13,224

4 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

11

22

6

$237,116

7 Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker

21

5

$261,995

$12,476

Clubhouse Ride, 2008, by Candy Ride (ARG)

13

35

6

$233,964

$11,534

Jersey Town, 2006, by Speightstown

12

28

6

$82,476

8 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

21

11 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled 12 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

8

$242,209

3

$69,732

$9,962

7 Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker

21

56

5

$261,995

10

2

$99,272

$9,927

8 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

11

27

4

$249,490

5

2

$49,037

$9,807

Run Brother Ron, 2005, by Perfect Mandate

4

13

4

$107,600

$9,746

Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

7

16

4

$105,839

† Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

9 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 7 10 • Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

6

3

$58,473

13 Boisterous, 2007, by Distorted Humor

12

2

$111,000

$9,250

6

11

4

$79,342

14 Graydar, 2009, by Unbridled’s Song

11

1

$92,747

$8,432

12 Idiot Proof, 2004, by Benchmark

2

7

3

$143,670

15 I’ll Have Another, 2009, by Flower Alley

28

7

$220,897

$7,889

Mr. Big, 2003, by Dynaformer

4

5

3

$122,031

$7,826

Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG)

5

12

3

$112,867

16 Sir Prancealot (IRE), 2010, by Tamayuz (GB)

25

17 Jersey Town, 2006, by Speightstown

12

6

$82,476

$6,873

Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

7

13

3

$69,732

5

1

$33,471

$6,694

Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

6

9

3

$58,473

11

2

$62,823

$5,711

8

2

$40,705

$5,088

18 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig 19 Govenor Charlie, 2010, by Midnight Lute 20 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

50

Earned

CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED

12

$195,650

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2019 LEADING LIFETIME SIRES IN CALIFORNIA (50 OR MORE NAMED FOALS)

Stallion (Foreign Foaled), Year, Sire

Crops

1 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

Avg Named Size Foals

Runners

Winners

2YO Winners

Stakes Winners

Graded Stakes Winners

Progeny Earnings

AEI

Comp Index

19

44

828

630-76%

457-55%

62-7%

49-6%

16-2%

$61,010,290

1.88

1.18

2 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

7

16

113

82-73%

58-51%

11-10%

10-9%

2-2%

$7,681,348

1.70

1.1

3 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

7

29

206

168-82%

131-64%

48-23%

16-8%

3-1%

$14,870,598

1.54

1.13

4 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig 7 Idiot Proof, 2004, by Benchmark 8 • Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat Sir Prancealot (IRE), 2010, by Tamayuz (GB) 10 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled 11 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger 12 † Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat Street Hero, 2006, by Street Cry (IRE) 14 One Man Army, 1994, by Roman Diplomat 15 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image 16 Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat † Indian Evening, 2009, by Indian Charlie 18 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

10

48

477

379-79%

257-54%

74-16%

11-2%

1-0%

$31,674,800

1.29

1.05

4

104

417

227-54%

156-37%

54-13%

7-2%

2-0%

$14,404,519

1.29

1.45

12

22

261

180-69%

124-48%

23-9%

10-4%

3-1%

$13,493,451

1.29

1.08

7

12

85

49-58%

28-33%

12-14%

2-2%

0-0%

$2,594,900

1.23

0.96

10

94

944

577-61%

420-44%

120-13%

33-3%

6-1%

$43,927,047

1.20

1.57

4

56

225

197-88%

118-52%

72-32%

7-3%

4-2%

$7,777,960

1.20

0.98

11

41

455

346-76%

252-55%

59-13%

11-2%

3-1%

$21,723,223

1.15

1.38

3

54

162

94-58%

62-38%

21-13%

6-4%

1-1%

$4,719,590

1.13

0.99

17

46

787

582-74%

400-51%

116-15%

26-3%

9-1%

$31,658,350

1.11

1.3

7

37

262

139-53%

100-38%

20-8%

6-2%

3-1%

$8,337,087

1.11

0.99

9

9

84

57-68%

40-48%

3-4%

2-2%

1-1%

$3,070,764

1.10

0.89

11

47

520

250-48%

183-35%

47-9%

7-1%

1-0%

$14,969,185

1.03

1.13

4

31

122

75-61%

43-35%

8-7%

3-2%

1-1%

$2,908,164

1.02

1.24

3

17

51

20-39%

15-29%

7-14%

3-6%

0-0%

$910,645

1.02

1.06

10

15

148

87-59%

67-45%

0-0%

2-1%

1-1%

$4,940,834

1.01

1.19

4

40

160

111-69%

77-48%

23-14%

3-2%

2-1%

$4,938,241

1.01

1.16

10

12

122

75-61%

49-40%

6-5%

2-2%

1-1%

$4,339,146

1.00

0.78

2

30

59

26-44%

18-31%

9-15%

1-2%

0-0%

$709,712

1.00

0.88

22 Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy

12

18

217

151-70%

90-41%

14-6%

7-3%

2-1%

$7,610,205

0.99

0.86

23 † Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View

13

33

427

298-70%

211-49%

46-11%

13-3%

1-0%

$16,563,006

0.98

0.95

13

50

649

465-72%

338-52%

99-15%

18-3%

6-1%

$21,839,926

0.98

1.18

19

26

498

369-74%

230-46%

45-9%

11-2%

4-1%

$15,423,279

0.97

1.34

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

8

29

230

178-77%

114-50%

29-13%

8-3%

1-0%

$8,173,098

0.97

1.22

Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

11

43

476

372-78%

277-58%

70-15%

19-4%

2-0%

$20,543,317

0.97

0.9

Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

5

25

124

73-59%

52-42%

18-15%

6-5%

1-1%

$3,466,775

0.97

1.05

29 Bedford Falls, 2003, by Forestry

7

7

51

38-75%

24-47%

4-8%

1-2%

0-0%

$2,359,696

0.96

0.87

5

21

106

90-85%

54-51%

12-11%

6-6%

0-0%

$4,302,206

0.96

1.34

Slewvescent, 1988, by Seattle Slew

22

13

292

217-74%

97-33%

19-7%

5-2%

3-1%

$7,623,439

0.96

0.8

Trapper, 2000, by Iron Cat

11

5

56

44-79%

32-57%

12-21%

1-2%

0-0%

$2,168,973

0.96

0.77

3

18

53

25-47%

17-32%

4-8%

0-0%

0-0%

$1,066,081

0.95

1.03

34 † Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

16

35

558

444-80%

343-61%

113-20%

20-4%

1-0%

$22,397,124

0.93

0.82

35 Graydar, 2009, by Unbridled’s Song

3

82

246

167-68%

106-43%

40-16%

5-2%

1-0%

$6,723,628

0.92

1.44

Jersey Town, 2006, by Speightstown 20 Affrmative, 1999, by Unbridled Clubhouse Ride, 2008, by Candy Ride (ARG)

Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run 25 † Atticus, 1992, by Nureyev

Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG)

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

36 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai I’ll Have Another, 2009, by Flower Alley 38 Surf Cat, 2002, by Sir Cat 39 Lightnin N Thunder, 2001, by Storm Cat 40 † Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom Iron Cat, 1995, by Storm Cat 42 Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat

7

22

157

116-74%

79-50%

18-11%

4-3%

0-0%

$5,572,787

0.87

1.02

4

72

286

284-99%

170-59%

43-15%

1-0%

1-0%

$19,124,998

0.87

1.12

8

15

119

76-64%

54-45%

6-5%

2-2%

2-2%

$3,837,201

0.85

1.17

13

16

210

140-67%

95-45%

27-13%

6-3%

0-0%

$5,706,514

0.84

1.05

17

21

359

273-76%

202-56%

54-15%

12-3%

0-0%

$11,556,834

0.83

1.09

14

11

150

117-78%

98-65%

8-5%

3-2%

0-0%

$4,616,683

0.83

0.88

17

29

489

411-84%

295-60%

81-17%

16-3%

2-0%

$19,558,270

0.82

1.03

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

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Stakes & Sales Dates 2019

2020

REGIONAL RACE MEETINGS Santa Anita Park, Arcadia

Sept. 27-Nov. 3

Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley

Oct. 17-Dec. 11

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar

Nov. 8-Dec. 1

Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos

Dec. 5-15

REGIONAL SALE DATES JANUARY 7 CTBA JANUARY MIXED SALE Pomona, Calif. (ENTRIES CLOSE NOV. 1)

California-Bred/California-Sired STAKES RACES NOVEMBER – DECEMBER SANTA ANITA

DEL MAR

LOS ALAMITOS

FRIDAY, NOV. 1

SUNDAY, NOV. 17

SATURDAY, DEC. 14

$200,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies

$100,000 Betty Grable Stakes

$100,000 Soviet Problem Stakes

Two-Year-Old Fillies 7 furlongs

3-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies and Mares 7 furlongs

2-Year-Old Fillies 1 mile

SUNDAY, NOV. 24

SUNDAY, DEC. 15

$100,000 Cary Grant Stakes

$100,000 King Glorious Stakes

3-Year-Olds & Up 7 furlongs

2-Year-Olds 1 mile

$200,000 Golden State Juvenile Two-Year-Olds 7 furlongs

GOLDEN GATE FIELDS SATURDAY, DEC. 14

$75,000 Bear Fan Stakes 3-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies and Mares 6 furlongs

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Stakes & Sales Dates NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2019 REGIONAL STAKES RACES

DECEMBER

NOVEMBER

Date 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 8 9 9 10 16 16 17 23 24 28 29 29 30 30 30 30 1 1 7 7 7 8 14 14 15 15

Track SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA GGF SA Dmr Dmr GGF Dmr Dmr GGF Dmr Dmr Dmr Dmr Dmr GGF Dmr Dmr Dmr GGF Dmr Dmr LA LA GGF LA LA GGF LA GGF

Stakes (Grade)

Conditions

Distance

Added Value

TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Gr. I) Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Gr. I) Breeders’ Jup Juvenile Fillies Turf (Gr. I) Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (Gr. I) Juvenile Turf Sprint (Gr. II) Golden State Juvenile Fillies Golden State Juvenile Stakes Marathon Stakes (Gr. II) Breeders’ Cup Classic (Gr. I) Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (Gr. I) Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (Gr. I) TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile (Gr. I) Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Gr. I) Breeders’ Cup Sprint (Gr. I) Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (Gr. I) Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (Gr. I) Big Ass Fans Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (Gr. I) Twilight Derby (Gr. II) Damascus Stakes Sen. Ken Maddy Stakes (Gr. III) Joseph T. Grace Stakes Goldikova Stakes (Gr. II) Kathryn Crosby Stakes Let It Ride Stakes Golden Nugget Stakes Dezi Arnaz Stakes Bob Hope Stakes (Gr. III) Oakland Stakes Betty Grable Stakes Native Diver Stakes (Gr. III) Cary Grant Stakes Red Carpet Stakes (Gr. III) Hollywood Turf Cup (Gr. II) Golden Gate Debutante Seabiscuit Handicap (Gr. II) Hollywood Derby (Gr. I) Jimmy Durante Stakes (Gr. III) Berkeley Handicap (Gr. III) Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (Gr. III) Matriarch Stakes (Gr. I) Starlet (Gr. I) Los Alamitos Futurity (Gr. II) Gold Rush Stakes Bayakoa Stakes (Gr. III) Soviet Problem Stakes Bear Fan Stakes King Glorious Stakes Miss America Stakes

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

11⁄16 m. 11⁄16 m. 1 m. (T) 1 m. (T) 5 f. (T) 7 f. 7 f. 13⁄4 m. 11⁄4 m. 11⁄2 m. (T) 11⁄8 m. 1 m. (T) 11⁄8 m. (T) 6 f. 5 f. (T) 7 f. 1 m. 11⁄8 m. (T) 7 f. 51⁄2 f. (T) 11⁄16 m. (T) 1 m. (T) 1 m. (T) 1 m. (T) 6 f. 61⁄2 f. 7 f. 6 f. 7 f. 1 1⁄8 m. 7 f. 1 3⁄8 m. (T) 1 1⁄2 m. (T) 6 f. 1 1⁄16 m. (T) 1 1⁄8 m. (T) 1 m. (T) 1 1⁄16 m. 1 m. (T) 1 m. (T) 1 1⁄16 m. 1 1⁄16 m. 1 m. 1 1⁄16 m. 1 m. 6 f. 1 m. 1 1⁄16 m. (T)

$2,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $200,000 $200,000 $200,000 $6,000,000 $4,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,500,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $200,000 $100,000 $100,000 $50,000 $200,000 $75,000 $75,000 $50,000 $100,000 $100,000 $50,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $200,000 $50,000 $200,000 $300,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $300,000 $300,000 $200,000 $75,000 $100,000 $100,000 $75,000 $100,000 $50,000

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Classifed Advertising Cash with order. $1.00 a word. $15 minimum. Deadline 1st of preceding month. Additional charges for bordered ads. Include area and zip codes. California Thoroughbred reserves the right to edit all copy.

BOARDING

$13.00 A DAY

STALLION SEASON FOR SALE 2020 Season available to Curlin to Mischief, standing at Rancho San Miguel Price and terms negotiable Richard Hylton, DVM (661) 435 0383

BROODMARE FOR SALE

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6 YO GRANDDAUGHTER OF GALILEO OUT OF A STREET CRY MARE.

BRED BACK TO TOM’S TRIBUTE MAY 2, 2019. BELIEVED

FIRST FOAL (2019) IS A HANDSOME AND CORRECT COLT BY TOM’S TRIBUTE.

RACE RECORD: ONE WIN. EARNED $7,489.00.

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

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

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

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

Golden States Stakes Series .......................................27

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

Harris Farms ...........................................................IFC, 7

Barton Thoroughbreds................................................11

horselawyers.com ........................................................55

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

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

BG Thoroughbred Farm................................................5

Legacy Ranch ...............................................................19

California Thoroughbred Christmas Gift Subscription.37

Lovacres Ranch ............................................................25

Cole Ranch ...................................................................10

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

Compas (Jeannie Garr Roddy) ...................................55

NTRA /John Deere ......................................................35

CTBA 2019 Stallion Directory .....................................17

Rancho San Miguel......................................................15

CTBA Annual Meeting/Awards Dinner......................17

Silver D Bar...................................................................14

CTBA Jan 2020 Mixed Sale.........................................31

Sportsauction.com.........................................................9

Daehling Ranch.......................................................29,54

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds....................................2,3

Equineline.com ............................................................33

Tranquility Farm Stallion Season Auction ..................47

Farmers Insurance-Sue Hubbard................................55

Victory Rose Thoroughbreds .................................12,13

STALLIONS Boisterous........................................... 3 Bold Chieftain .................................. 12 Capital Account ................................. 5 City Wolf ........................................... 29 Clubhouse Ride ............................... 19 Coach Bob........................................ 29 Curlin To Mischief ............................ 15 Daddy Nose Best (KY) ....................... 5 Dads Caps .......................................11 Eddington ....................................OBC Fighting Hussar.................................. 5 Fullbridled ........................................ 29 Gallant Son....................................... 29 Gato Del Oro (KY).............................. 5

Gig Harbor ....................................... 13 Govenor Charlie............................... 25 Grace Upon Grace........................... 25 Graydar .......................................... IBC Great Stuff ........................................ 25 Idiot Proof......................................... 13 I’ll Have Another ..........................OBC Jersey Town...................................... 29 Kafwain ............................................... 3 King of Jazz (ARG) ............................. 5 Many Rivers ...................................... 12 Merit Man ........................................... 5 Mesa Thunder .................................. 29 Ministers Wild Cat ............................. 3

Northern Causeway (IRE) ................ 15 Prospect Park ..................................... 7 Richard’s Kid ..................................... 15 Rumpus Cat...................................... 29 Slew’s Tiznow ................................... 15 Smiling Tiger................................. IFC Smokem............................................ 25 Stanford ............................................. 2 Stay Thirsty......................................25 Texas Ryano..................................OBC Tom’s Tribute .................................... 15 Unusual Heatwave ............................. 5

Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation 1. California Thoroughbred; 2. 628-260; 3. October 3, 2019; 4. Monthly; 5. 12; 6. $55.00; 7. 821 Corporate Drive, Lexington KY 405103; 8. 821 Corporate Drive, Lexington KY 40503; 9. Publisher: John K. Keitt Jr., 821 Corporate Drive, Lexington KY 40503; Editor: John K. Keitt Jr., 821 Corporate Drive, Lexington KY 40503; 10. BloodHorse, 821 Corporate Drive, Lexington KY 40503; 11. None; 12. Has not changed; 13. California Thoroughbred; 14. September 2019; 15a. 1,442, 1,400; 15b1. 871, 846; 15c. 871, 846; 15d1. 209, 203; 15d4. 348, 339; 15e. 557, 542; 15f. 1,428, 1,388; 15g. 14, 12; 15h. 1,442, 1,400; 15i. 61%, 61%. I certify that all information furnished on this form is true and complete. Lauren Glover, Circulation Accounting Manager.

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CALIFORNIA 2nd LEADING SIRE BY EARNINGS

$3,416,353.00

GRAYDAR

UNBRIDLED’S SONG – SWEETEST SMILE, BY DEHERE

RANKED #2 IN CALIFORNIA Grade 1 Winner of 5 of 6 races $841,560. Donn Handicap (GR1) by three lengths (Beyer Speed Rating 109). Kelso Invitational Handicap (GR2) mile in 1:34 flat - gate to wire (Beyer Speed Rating 106). New Orleans Handicap (GR2) (Beyer Speed Rating 118). 2017 A Leading First Crop Sire 2018 Top Five Second Crop Sire 2019 Top Ten Third Crop Sire 2019 California Leading Third Crop Sire 2019 California Leading Third Crop Sire

By Winners By Earnings By Earnings By Earnings By Winners

Nation wide Nation wide Nation wide $3,416,353 76 winners

RECENT STAKES WINNERS • Gray Magician - Ellis Park Derby, 2nd UAE Derby (GR2) and Indiana Derby • Botswana - 2nd Kentucky Turf Cup Stakes - head behind winner in track record time • Gray Attempt - Smarty Jones Stakes and Gazebo Stakes • Lombo - Robert E. Lewis (GR3) - Santa Anita • Wondrsheotthundr - Ellen’s Lucky Star Stakes - Indiana Grande • The Gray Dehere - Prairie Gold Juvenile Stakes by 14½ lengths

GRAYDAR

STANDING IN CALIFORNIA

2020 FEE: $4,000 LF

MILKY WAY FARM Inquiries to Linda Madsen | 34174 De Portola Road, Temecula, CA 92592 (909) 241-6600 • e-mail milkywaycattle@aol.com | www.MilkyWayThoroughbreds.com


BALLENA VISTA FARM California’s Best Graded Stakes Values I’LL HAVE ANOTHER Flower Alley - Arch’s Gal Edith by Arch

ONLY KY DERBY & PREAKNESS WINNER TO EVER STAND IN CALIFORNIA NA Leading Fourth Crop Sire and Sire of Another Truth (JPN) Gr. III Stakes Winner 2020 Stud Fee: $6,000 Live Foal

EDDINGTON Unbridled - Fashion Star by Chief’s Crown

GRADE 1 MILLIONAIRE AND GRADE 1 SIRE Sire of promising 2YO Fast Enough, 2019 MSW Winner; Sire of progressive flly Opus Won, Santa Anita MSW and Del Mar AOC winner 2020 Stud Fee: $3,500 Live Foal

TEXAS RYANO Curlin - Blending Element (IRE) by Great Commotion

ONLY GRADED STAKES WINNING SON OF CURLIN IN CALIFORNIA

FIRST FOALS are OUTSTANDING

Won the Grade 2 Hollywood Turf Cup, the King Pellinore Stakes and also Multiple Graded Stakes placed 2020 Stud Fee: $3,500 Live Foal All stallions are Breeders’ Cup nominated.

Farm Manager: Miguel Jimenez

Inquiries to: Jeanne Davis

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California Thoroughbred Magazine November 2019  

©California Thoroughbred 2019 (ISSN1092-7328) E-mail address: ctbainfo@ctba.com Owned and published by the California Thoroughbred Breeders...

California Thoroughbred Magazine November 2019  

©California Thoroughbred 2019 (ISSN1092-7328) E-mail address: ctbainfo@ctba.com Owned and published by the California Thoroughbred Breeders...