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EAST COAST GOLD RUSH CAL-BRED SPICED PERFECTION STRIKES IN GRADE 3 GO FOR WAND

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NEW for 2020! OM

MUNNINGS – RARE CAT, BY TABASCO CAT

Retires sound with earnings of $1,355,082 after winning or placing in 17 graded stakes from 5f. to 1 1/8 miles. 14 Triple Digit Beyers – 13 in graded races incl. seconds in the BC Turf Sprint-G1 posting 106 and 103 fgures. Entering Stud • Fee: $7,500 Property of The Sareen Family Trust

CONQUEST FARENHEIT SCAT DADDY – HOLY SMOKIE, BY HOLY BULL

A 5-length maiden victory “in hand” at 7 furlongs in his 2-year-old debut qualifed for TDN Rising Star status. Back-to-back Santa Anita stakes wins: Bafe S. (abt. 6.5f, 1:12.83) and Pasadena S. (8f., 1:33.58 new stakes record). First foals arrive in 2020. Fee: $3,000 Property of Rockingham Ranch and Chad Littlefeld

ROUSING SERMON LUCKY PULPIT – ROUSING AGAIN, BY AWESOME AGAIN

California 2-year-old Champion second to California Chrome among their sire’s leading money winners. Earned $821,572 winning or placing in 13 stakes and 20 of 36 starts nationwide from 5 to 9 furlongs. Sire of 2-turn 2yo winner Arouse N Go. Fee: $2,500 Property of Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams

A L SO STA NDI NG I N 2020

ACCLAMATION

LAKERVILLE

SMILING TIGER

Sire of G2 winner ACCLIMATE, the top-earning Cal-bred on turf in 2019. Fee: $5,000

A Leading Second-crop sire of 2019 with cumulative earnings of $500,000+. Fee: $2,500

2019 Leading Active California Sire by % Black-Type Winners from Starters. Fee: $7,500

TAMARANDO

DESERT CODE

MAJESTIC HARBOR

Five $300,000+ winners incl. 2019 G1-placed stakes winner DESERT LAW. Fee: $2,000

Grade 1 winner of $1.3 Million set 111 Beyer defeating 6 GSWrs at Santa Anita. Fee: $2,500

JERANIMO

PROSPECT PARK

VRONSKY

4 winners from 7 starters incl. Warrior’s Moon, third in the Soviet Problem S. Fee: $2,500

Only Graded Stakes winner by Sire of Sires TAPIT standing in California. Fee: $2,500

$75,000 Avg. Earnings/Starter The only DANZIG G1 Sire at stud outside of KY. Fee: $4,500

California Champion and G1 winner at 2 will have frst crop to race in 2020. Fee: $2,500

Stud Fees are payable when foal stands and nurses. All Stallions are Breeders’ Cup Nominated.

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From the EXECUTIVE CORNER DOUG BURGE CTBA PRESIDENT

CALIFORNIA CUP TURNS 30

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he California Toroughbred Breeders Association is pleased to announce that the 30th running of the California Cup will be held at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, Jan. 18. In an efort to revitalize the event, we have gone back to our original format of ofering all Cal Cup races on the same day. We will again showcase the top California-bred and California-sired horses, with full felds, large restricted purses, and very competitive racing. Many great California and national champions have competed in Cal Cup in its three-decade history. Resembling past years, the stakes and

overnight restricted races on the card have been adjusted in order to ofer more lucrative opportunities for diferent classes of horses. Tis should encourage increased participation of the horsemen. Total purses will once again exceed $1 million with a 10-race card. Te stakes races for the day include the $200,000 Unusual Heat California Cup Turf Classic Presented by City National Bank, the $150,000 California Cup Sprint, the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint, the $200,000 California Cup Oaks, and the $200,000 California Cup Derby. Te overnight restricted races under

consideration are maiden allowance, non-winners of one allowance, and maiden claiming races, all with enhanced purses and strictly for Cal-bred/Cal-sired horses. Troughout the Santa Anita meet, numerous other California-bred and California-sired stakes races will be ofered as part of the lucrative Golden State Series. It is the goal of the CTBA to provide as many statewide black-type opportunities for breeders as possible. We thank our decade-long sponsor, City National Bank, and our partner, Santa Anita Park, for all of their support honoring the Cal-bred industry. Good luck to all the connections!

2020 CALIFORNIA CUP Date

Track

Jan. 18 SA

Stakes (Grade)

Conditions

Distance

Added Value

Unusual Heat Turf Classic Presented by City National Bank

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

11⁄8 m. (T)

$200,000

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Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint

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

5 ⁄2 f. (T)

$150,000

Jan. 18 SA

California Cup Sprint

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

6 f.

$150,000

Jan. 18 SA

California Cup Derby

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

1 ⁄16 m.

$200,000

Jan. 18 SA

California Cup Oaks

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

1 m. (T)

$200,000

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JANUARY 2020 VOLUME 146

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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

20 CTBA HALL OF FAME Sherwood Chillingworth and Lucky Pulpit are the honorees who will be inducted into the California Toroughbred Breeders Association Hall of Fame in 2020.

12 In Memoriam: Joe Daehling 22 Almost Millionaires, the Colts and Geldings 26 Golden State Race: King Glorious Stakes

PRESIDENT DOUG BURGE VICE CHAIRPERSON TERRY C. LOVINGIER TREASURER GEORGE F. SCHMITT

28 Golden State Race: Soviet Problem Stakes

SECRETARY SUE GREENE 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

30 Golden State Race Cary Grant Stakes RON MESAROS

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

34 Queen Bee to You Wins Bayakoa

REGISTRAR/INCENTIVE PROGRAM MANAGER MARY ELLEN LOCKE

ADVERTISING MANAGER/PRODUCTION COORDINATOR LORETTA VEIGA WEB SITE MANAGING EDITOR KEN GURNICK LIBRARIAN/RECEPTIONIST/SUBSCRIPTIONS/ MEMBERSHIP VIVIAN MONTOYA RACETRACK LIAISON SCOTT HENRY

DEPARTMENTS

6 News Bits 16 CTBA News 18 CTBA Calendar 19 California Toroughbred Foundation

POSTMASTER: Send address change to the 201 Colorado Place, Arcadia, CA 91007

58 Leading Breeders in California 60 Lists of Leading Sires in California

52 Health: Feeding Fat

68 Stakes/Sales Calendar 72 Classifed Advertising

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74 Advertising Index PUBLISHED BY BLOOD-HORSE LLC WEST COAST CONTRIBUTING EDITOR TRACY GANTZ

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38 Golden Gate Fields Profle: Ryan Hilton 44 Member Profle: Todd Shehan

48 Winners

California Thoroughbred (ISSN 1092-7328) is published monthly plus one special issue in Lexington, KY by Blood-Horse LLC, 821 Corporate Dr., Lexington, KY 40503. Periodicals postage paid at Lexington, KY and at additional mailing offces.

36 CTBA January Sale Preview

COLUMNS

3 From the Executive Corner

COGLIANESE PHOTO

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/EVENT COORDINATOR CHRISTY CHAPMAN

ON THE COVER

ASSISTANT REGISTRAR DAWN GERBER

32 Spiced Perfection Wins Go for Wand

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

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STANFORD Malibu Moon – Rosy Humor By Distorted Humor

Fee: $5,000 Millionaire Son Of Malibu Moon (by A.P. Indy) Family Of Leading Sire Pulpit (by A.P. Indy)

MINISTERS WILD CAT Deputy Minister - Hollywood Wildcat By Kris S.

Fee: $4,000 LF 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

BOISTEROUS Distorted Humor - Emanating By Cox’s Ridge

Fee: $3,000 LF 2018 California’s Leading 1st Crop & 2019 Leading 2nd Crop The Only Grade 1 - Winning Millionaire Son Of Distorted Humor Standing In California

ALSO STANDING KAFWAIN - $2,500 For more information on private sales contact Mike Allen (805) 686-4337 5699 Happy Canyon Road, Santa Ynez CA 93460 E-mail: info@tommytownfarms.com / www.tommytownfarms.com


NewsBits CAL-BREDS TRIUMPH AT GOLDEN GATE

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SIRES OF STAKES WINNERS FOALS

VASSAR PHOTOGRAPHY

STALLION

SHANE MICHELI/VASSAR PHOTOGRAPHY

Princess Vivian and Blue Diva won stakes at Golden Gate Fields in mid-December. Princess Vivian scored against California-breds in the $75,000 Bear Fan Stakes Dec. 14, and Blue Diva defeated open company in the $50,000 Miss Princess Vivian rules the Bear Fan America Stakes Dec. 15. Both races were for fllies and mares, 3 years old and older. Princess Vivian, the second-longest shot of the seven-horse feld at 21-1, raced seventh and last early under jockBlue Diva imperious in Miss America ey Catalino Martinez. She swung three wide at the quarter pole and beat 6-5 favorite Apache Princess by a half-length in 1:09.55 for six furlongs. Apache Princess had another half-length on third-place Ima Happy Cat. MNM Toroughbreds bred Princess Vivian and owns her with Mary MacDonald, Tom Marsh, and Henry Mendoza. Sergio Ledezma trains the 2016 daughter of Uh Oh Bango—Seductive Charm, by Macho Uno. Te victory was Princess Vivian’s third in six starts and raised her earnings to $107,634. Juan Hernandez piloted Blue Diva in the 11⁄16-mile Miss America as the 6-1 fourth choice. Blue Diva came from sixth to take the lead in the stretch and score by three-quarters of a length in 1:43.67. Irish-bred Renny’s Lady fnished second, with Kentucky-bred Heathers Grey third. BKB Stables bred Blue Diva, a 2016 daughter of Bluegrass Cat—Farmers Wife, by Quiet American. Ari Herbertson trains Blue Diva for owner Frances Rainin.

CURRENT CALIFORNIA

OF RACING AGE

SWs

UNUSUAL HEAT (1990) †

842

60

BLUEGRASS CAT (2003) •

983

43

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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ROCKY BAR (1998) •

192

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SEA OF SECRETS (1995) †

512

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KAFWAIN (2000)

692

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SQUARE EDDIE

238

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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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STAY THIRSTY

441

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GRAZEN

118

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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 PARK / $40,000 GOLDEN GATE FIELDS / $20,000


BREED TO A STALLION THAT SIRES STAKES WINNERS & MONEY EARNERS #1 – 11% Stakes Winners from Starters #1 – 4.3% Graded Stakes Winners from Starters #1 – Earnings Per Starter in California #1 – AEI of Active California Stallions

GRAZEN

Fee: $6,000 LF Benchmark – Hazen, by Rubiano

Progeny Earnings of $8 Million Average Earnings per Starter $95,515! Sire of GSW ENOLA GRAY ($585,100) won $100,000 Wilshire S.-G3, plus 5 others stakes: $200,000 Melair S., $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint S., $150,000 Fleet Treat S., $100,000 Irish O’Brien S., and $100,000 California Distaff S.

Progeny Earnings in 2019 are in excess $2 Million led by S Y SKY ($759,540), winner of the G3 Monrovian S., and JUST GRAZED ME ($394,332), winner of the G3 Senator Ken Maddy S., at Santa Anita Park Nov 2, 2019. GRAZEN won $100,000 Grade 3 Affrmed H. posting a 103 Beyer over G1 Santa Anita H. winner MISREMEMBERED. He won El Cajon S. beating G1-pl, G2 SW CHOCOLATE CANDY. GRAZEN broke his maiden in the NTRA Stakes posting a Triple Digit Beyer over G1 SW M ONE RIFLE.

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COADY PHOTOGRAPHY

Cal-bred Wins at Zia Park

Midnight Emma on time in Zia Park Princess Stakes

California-bred Midnight Emma won the $75,000 Zia Park Princess Stakes Nov. 27 at Zia Park in New Mexico, her second straight stakes victory. Settling ffth early in the six-furlong event, Midnight Emma raced wide on the turn, took command at the eighth pole, and won by 11⁄2 lengths under jockey Francisco Arrieta. Midnight Emma clocked the distance in 1:10.47.

Cal-bred Smart N Wicked was second, with Kentucky-bred Wasabi Girl third. Midnight Emma came in of a win in the ATBA Fall Sales Futurity. Jason Allen Tackitt bred the 2017 daughter of Midnight Lute—Little Emma, by Eskendereya. Owner Jose Luna Silva purchased Midnight Emma for $10,000 at the 2018 Arizona Toroughbred Breeders’ Association fall mixed sale. He also trains the flly.

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In the continuing efort to increase racehorse safety, the frst-ever standing positron emission tomography (PET) scan machine has been installed at Santa Anita. Ofcials with Santa Anita and the Southern California Equine FounThe standing PET dation, along with Dr. scanner will help Mathieu Spriet of the diagnose leg injuries University of California, Davis, unveiled the machine in mid-December. Spriet, an associate professor at Davis, developed the Longmile Positron Emission Tomography (MILE-PET) Scan machine at the university in partnership with the Brain Biosciences and Longmile Veterinary Imaging Division. Principal funding came from Te Stronach Group and the Dolly Green Research Foundation, and the machine is being housed in the nuclear medicine facility, run by the Southern California Equine Foundation on the Santa Anita backstretch. “Te take-home word is ‘resolution’—it’s a much higher resolution than we get with our original nuclear scintigraphy imaging here,” said Dr. Joe Dowd, president of the SCEF. Spriet explained that with the previous large PET scan equipment, a horse had to be shipped to a facility that had it and had to undergo general anesthesia. Now a horse can undergo the procedure at Santa Anita and while standing normally. “In addition to having an increased resolution, we really can look in any direction of space at any level,” said Spriet. Te machine is expected to be especially helpful for diagnosing lower-leg injuries.

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NewsBits

CHRB Approves Riding Crop Restrictions At its Dec. 12 meeting, the California Horse Racing Board approved a new rule restricting riding crops. Per California law, the rule is available for 45 days of public comment before being returned to the board for a public hearing. Dr. Greg Ferraro, who at the November CHRB meeting was elected chairman, described the rule as the most restrictive rule regarding the riding crop in North America. It limits the use of the crop to six times during a race and no more than two times in succession without giving the horse a chance to respond before using the riding crop again. Te crop must be used in an underhand position with the crop always at or below shoulder level. Showing or waving the crop without touching the horse and tapping the horse on the shoulder with the crop in the down position while having both hands on the reins are permissible. Possible penalties for misuse of the crop include a $1,000 maximum fne and minimum suspension of three days, absent mitigating circumstances, such as use of the crop for safety purposes, as determined by the stewards. Te rule also prohibits use of the crop during training.

STALLION

NEWS

■ Cogito Gets First Winner California sire Cogito was represented by his frst winner Nov. 29 when You’reright Again won at Del Mar. California-bred You’reright Again captured a six-furlong maiden claiming race for 2-year-olds. With Heriberto Figueroa in the irons, You’reright Again took the lead early and led throughout to score by a length over Shootin Money, with Call Me Daddy third. You’reright Again stopped the timer in 1:10.76. Lloyd Wicker trains You’reright Again for owner/breeder Gregorio Aguilar. You’reright Again is out of the winning Tribal Rule mare You’vegotthatright. Cogito, a stakes-winning son of Giant’s Causeway—Ladies Cruise, by Fappiano, stands at Ocean Breeze Ranch in Bonsall.

■ California Chrome’s Japanese Stud Fee California Chrome will stand the 2020 season at Arrow Stud on Hokkaido Island in Japan for 4 million yen (about $36,500 in U.S. funds). He joins Shanghai Bobby, the 2012 Eclipse Award champion 2-yearold male, who began standing at Arrow Stud in 2019. Twice the national Horse of the Year and California-bred Horse of the Year, California Chrome began standing at stud in Kentucky, and his frst foals are 2-year-olds of 2020. The richest Cal-bred in history, California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit—Love the Chase, by Not For Love) earned $14,752,650. His victories include two-thirds of the Triple Crown, the Dubai World Cup (G1), and the $1 Million TVG Pacifc Classic Stakes (G1).

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Nakatani Retires from Riding COADY PHOTOGRAPHY

Corey Nakatani, who rode the winners of 3,909 races for purse earnings of more than $234 million, ofcially retired as a jockey in late November. He had been injured in a race at Del Mar Aug. 4, 2018, and while he tried to return to competition, he eventually decided to retire. Te 49-year-old Nakatani has Corey Nakatani ridden regularly in Southern California since 1989. He won 10 Breeders’ Cup races among his 341 graded stakes victories, including the 2006 TVG Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) on California-bred Tor’s Echo. Nakatani regularly piloted California-bred Lava Man as well as such stakes winners as My Miss Aurelia, Serena’s Song, Lite Light, and Shared Belief. Nakatani is the 12th-leading rider of all time based on purse earnings. Del Mar honored him Nov. 30 in a winner’s circle celebration. 10

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HISTORY

Pretty Unusual

10 YEARS AGO California-bred PRETTY UNUSUAL won the $150,000 El Encino Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Jan. 17, 2010, for owners Madeline Auerbach, Marie Goda, and actor Jack Klugman. With jockey Chantal Sutherland aboard, Pretty Unusual came from seventh early in the 11⁄16mile race to score by 11⁄4 lengths. She defeated favored Stardom Bound, the 2008 Eclipse Award champion 2-year-old flly, completing the distance in 1:43.72. Barry Abrams trained Pretty Unusual, a daughter of Unusual Heat—Sci Fi Kin, by Siphon, bred by Auerbach and David Abrams. The second dam is Klugman-bred Akinemod, who won the 1990 El Encino. Pretty Unusual ultimately won three of 14 races, with three seconds and one third, for earnings of $304,152.

25 YEARS AGO California-breds KEY PHRASE, SOFTSHOE SURE SHOT, and KLASSY KIM performed well in January 1995 at Santa Anita. Martin and Pam Wygod’s homebred 4-year-old flly Key Phrase (Flying Paster— Sown, by Grenfall) took the $160,600 Santa Monica Handicap (G1) over seven furlongs Jan. 16 for jockey Chris Antley and trainer Ron Ellis. Nineyear-old Softshoe Sure Shot (Bolger—Snapshot, by Gummo) scored in the $159,100 San Car-

los Handicap (G2), also at seven furlongs, Jan. 14. Alex Solis rode the gelding for owners Buddy, Judy, and Betty Johnston and Jan, Mace, and Samantha Siegel and trainer Bruce Headley. The Johnston family’s Old English Rancho bred Softshoe Sure Shot. Klassy Kim (Silent Screen— Kool Arrival, by Relaunch) won the $106,400 El Encino Stakes (G2) at 11⁄16 miles Jan. 15 with Kent Desormeaux aboard. Mel Stute trained Klassy Kim for owner Bill Thomas. Pete Valenti and John Coelho bred the 4-year-old flly.

George Lewis

50 YEARS AGO

For only a $16,000 purchase, California-bred GEORGE LEWIS proved an exceptional value. He defeated several horses on the Triple Crown trail in the Hibiscus Stakes at Florida’s Hialeah Park Jan. 21, 1970. Favored at 9-5, George Lewis, ridden by Bill Hartack, sat behind pacesetting Iron Warrior early in the six-furlong race, took the lead at the top of the stretch, and defeated Insubordination by a length. His time of 1:091⁄5 was only twoffths off the track record. Buster Millerick trained George Lewis for owner Alan Magerman. Dr. W. D. Lucas bred the son of Envoy—Bell’s Lark, by Unbelievable. George Lewis, who had won the previous year’s Del Mar Futurity, eventually earned a total of $270,685.

TURFOTOS

California-bred Hall of Famer Lava Man was one of the many sponsors of the Dec. 7-8 CARMA’s Toroughbred Classic Horse Show at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Te two-day sporting event attracted 90 retired racehorses and celebrated the love of the Toroughbred and the connection of the equestrian community and the racing industry. Te December show annually features a Calcutta, this time presented by Santa Anita Park, where teams of racing trainers, jockeys, and media personalities ride retired racehorses over jumps. Te members of the winning team were trainers Jefrey Metz, Gus Headley, Matthew Chew, and catch-rider Hannah Lahey. “Te riders, who for the most part have very little to no show jumping experience, love it,” said Candace Coder-Chew, president of CARMA. “Te retired racehorses are the true stars of the show.” Te December show has unique holiday-themed contests. Te winner of the Holiday Horse Contest was Mighty Mo, owned by nonproft Win Place Home, who received Mrs. Pastures cookies from Lava Man. In addition to Lava Man and Santa Anita, sponsors of the show include Te Borick Foundation, Golden Gate Fields, Little Red Feather Cares, Avanti Equestrian, Santa Anita Hot Yoga, Kristin Lee Photography, Horse Logic Professional, Smart Pak Equine, Malibu 5Star Naturals, Ziconic, Sarah Pollock Sporthorses & Templeton Farms, Bob Hess Racing, Wonder Dog Ranch, and SleekEZ.

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In Memoriam

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JOE DAEHLING

Today Daehling Ranch stands eight stallions and is a major farm in the northern part of the state. Its slogan of “afordable to the small breeder” emphasizes Daehling’s desire to give everyone in the industry a chance to do well. Daehling died Nov. 28 at age 82. He leaves behind June, his wife of 56 years; their daughters, Julia Oldfeld and Joanna Nelson; their sons-in-law, Justin Oldfeld and Bruce Nelson; and four grandchildren. Joe Daehling and his daughter, Julia Oldfeld, at Daehling Ranch. Joe grew up in Germany during World War II, studied agriculture, and spent one year in Sweden as an exchange student on a large dairy. He served Daehling’s love of horses segued into a hobby of driving carone required year in the German army. In 1960 he was sponsored riages, and he always kept driving horses for the many fne carby a distant Daehling cousin and followed his dream to America. riages he owned. He even acquired a carriage that had appeared Upon arrival, he worked on farms in South Dakota and in the in the movie “Hello, Dolly.” Sacramento Delta. For 40 years Daehling Ranch has hosted an annual Carriage In 1961 he joined the U.S. Army for three years and was sta- Drive for the Antique Carriage Club. Joe served on the club’s tioned in Germany. Returning to California in 1964, he married board and as president. June Neuharth and became an auto mechanic by day. Evenings Trough the years Daehling owned and bred several good and weekends he worked his father-in-law’s small ranch. In 1973 runners, many of them California-breds. He bred and co-owned Joe and June, with the help of June’s father, bought the ranch on Sing and Tell, winner of the 2014 Luther Burbank Handicap; Grant Line Road. Fast and Foxy, two-time winner of the Bear Fan Stakes; and As his cattle increased, Daehling became a full-time farmer/ multiple graded stakes-placed Aly Bubba. Holly Evans trained rancher, at times raising corn, alfalfa, clover seed, and tomatoes. all three runners and co-owned Sing and Tell and Fast and Foxy. He sold his cattle in 1982 and started a racehorse boarding faciliDaehling helped promote Cal-breds and the California racty. He also obtained a real estate license and worked part time for ing and breeding industry. He is among those who have brought 30 years with Steele Realty. a mare and foal to Sacramento for the annual Ag Day, making Daehling rode his palomino with the Sacramento County them available at the California Toroughbred Breeders AssociSherif’s Posse for many years. Besides rodeos, he also partici- ation Ag Day booth. pated in an inaugural parade in Washington, D.C., and the New In order to continue his legacy, his daughter Julia Oldfeld, Year’s Day Rose Parade. who has a degree in agricultural business, has been operating Big Daehling also started an ornamental plant nursery and planted Oak Nursery, located at the ranch, in addition to helping her a vineyard of chardonnay and pinot gris grapes on the Cosumnes father run the Toroughbred side. She and her husband, along River bottomlands. He was a member of the Sacramento County with June, will continue to run Daehling Ranch, adhering to the Farm Bureau for 56 years and served for a time on the Board. high standards Joe Daehling has set.

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oe Daehling delighted in showing of Daehling Ranch in Elk Grove. He would drive visitors around the property, pointing out the many good horses that clients kept with him, as well as innovations he put in for the comfort and security of the farm’s boarders as well as his own horses.


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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

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ONLY STAKES WINNING SON OF CITY ZIP AT STUD IN CA Multiple Stakes Winner with fve wins from 6 fur. to 1 1/16 miles By Top Sprinter and Leading Sire CITY ZIP CITY ZIP is the sire of leading young sires RUN AWAY AND HIDE, PALACE, BUSTIN STONES, etc., and Horse of the Year in Canada CATCH A GLIMPSE, Champions DAYATTHESPA, WORK ALL WEEK, FINEST CITY, DANA MY LOVE, etc. Top Ten Second Crop California Sire in 2018 - Top Five First Crop California Sire in 2017 First-crop winners include KERRI’S CHOICE, maiden special weight winner in second start at 2, 2nd next out in allowance company and PERFECT FOR ME, maiden special weight winner in second start at 2. 2019 Maiden Allowance winner Shadrack. G.S.M 64.4


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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.

Make Plans for California Cup/ Sunshine Millions Day California-breds and California-sired horses will take the spotlight at Santa Anita Saturday, Jan. 18, for California Cup/Sunshine Millions Day. Te day’s card will include fve stakes for Cal-breds and Cal-sired horses, highlighted by the $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic Presented by City National Bank. Te 11⁄8-mile event on the turf is for 4-year-olds and up. Te other stakes are the $200,000 California Cup Derby at 11⁄16 miles on the dirt, the $200,000 California Cup Oaks at a mile on the turf, the $150,000 California Cup Sprint at six furlongs on the dirt, and the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint at 51⁄2 furlongs on the turf.

Cal-bred Champions to Be Celebrated Te California-bred champions of 2019 will be honored at the CTBA Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner. Te activities will be held Feb. 25 at the Sheraton in San Gabriel. In addition, Sherwood Chillingworth and Lucky Pulpit will be inducted into the CTBA’s Hall of Fame. Te business meeting will begin at 4 p.m., followed by a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. and the awards dinner at 6 p.m. Te dinner will include the awards for California’s leading sires and breeder of the year, the 2019 Trainer of the Year, Broodmare of the Year, and Horse of the Year. For reservations, contact Christy Chapman at 626-445-7800 x 247 or christy@ctba.com.

Tank You, Stallion Owners The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association thanks the many stallion owners for their donations that made the 2019 Annual Stallion Season Auction a success. Proceeds from the auction by law go strictly toward the lobbying expenses of the CTBA, working in support of legislation that favorably impacts California Thoroughbred breeders. This is a particularly important year legislatively for the breeding industry. The auction featured seasons donated by these farms: Ballena Vista Farm, Barton Thoroughbreds, BG Thoroughbreds, Daehling Ranch, Harris Farms, Legacy Ranch, Lovacres Ranch, Pacifc Coast Thoroughbreds, Rancho San Miguel, and Tommy Town Thoroughbreds.

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NORTHERN SALE SLATED FOR AUG. 11 The CTBA Sales Northern California Yearling & Horses of Racing Age Sale is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 11. It will be held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Entries will close Monday, June 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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CTBA FUTURE EVENTS Saturday, Feb. 1 Names for foals of 2018 must be claimed. After Feb. 1, a naming fee of $100 will apply.

Saturday, Feb. 15 Annual registration of stallions is due at a fee of $1,250. Deadline to nominate California-bred/California-sired 2-year-olds (foals of 2018) to the Golden State Series; $300 fee applies.


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CTFoundation Hirsch’s Silks Added to Collection 2020

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Te late Clement Hirsch’s silks are being added to the collection at the California Toroughbred Breeders Association headquarters in Arcadia. Troughout the hallways of the CTBA ofces, the California Toroughbred Foundation displays the silks of people who have made notable breeding and racing contributions to the industry. A founder of the Oak Tree Racing Association, Hirsch was a prominent owner and breeder for more than 50 years prior to his death in 2000. He also was instrumental in the establishment of the Del Mar Toroughbred Club and sat on that board as well as the CTBA board. Hirsh’s son, Bo, has continued to Gary Stevens sporting the race horses and donated the silks to honor his father. Hirsch silks on grade 1 Te late Warren Stute was Hirsch’s longtime winner Magical Maiden trainer, taking over for R. H. McDaniel, who moved to Las Vegas, in 1952. Hirsch won the 1969 Hollywood Gold Cup with Figonero and the 1970 Charles H. Strub Stakes with Snow Sporting, both Argentine imports. He also owned California-bred June Darling, winner of the 1970 Del Mar Futurity, Oak Leaf Stakes, and Norfolk Stakes. Other Hirsch stakes winners included Magical Mile and Magical Maiden.

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

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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, 201 Colorado Place, Arcadia, CA 91007

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Hall of Fame

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SHERWOOD CHILLINGWORTH AND LUCKY PULPIT WILL BE INDUCTED INTO THE CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS ASSOCIATION HALL OF FAME FEB. 25 AT THE SHERATON SAN GABRIEL, PART OF THE CTBA’S ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER. BY TRACY GANTZ

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Te Oak Tree Racing Association quickly signed on, led by its board and then-general manager Ray Rogers. Sherwood “Chilly” Chillingworth had come onto the Oak Tree board in 1989 and became its executive vice president in 1993. His eforts to promote California Cup in subsequent years have immeasurably helped the state’s breeding industry and make him a worthy addition to the Hall of Fame. When California Cup celebrated its 25th running in 2015, Chillingworth recalled those early years. “Oak Tree was bred to be helpful to the industry, and we thought this was a fne idea,” he said. “But we had to write new legislation and alter our stakes schedule. It wasn’t an easy thing to do. Oak Tree put up a lot of the money to make it happen, but the idea was to interest people in breeding and buying Cal-breds. I think the Cal-breds have gotten better over the years because of this.” California Cup was only one area in which Chillingworth and Oak Tree benefted the racing and breeding industries, both at the state level and nationally. As just one example, the Oak Tree at Santa Anita meeting hosted the Breeders’ Cup fve times. “Chilly was right in the middle of each of those events,” said John Barr. Barr, who sits on the CTBA board and was inducted into the Hall of Fame last 20

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any individuals were involved with the creation of California Cup in 1990, leading to increased opportunities for California-bred runners. At the California Toroughbred Breeders Association, Lou Rowan and Don Valpredo spearheaded eforts to create such a program.

The late Sherwood Chillingworth receiving the 2017 Senator Kenneth L. Maddy Award from California lobbyist Robyn Black

year, should know. He served with Chillingworth on the Oak Tree board. “We became good friends over the years,” Barr said. “It was through Chilly’s eforts at Oak Tree that the Cal Cup collaboration took place, and the two organizations presented the Cal Cup event at Santa Anita for many, many years.” Oak Tree also donated millions of dollars to a variety of racing-related causes, from veterinary research and horsemen’s welfare groups to seed money to start such organizations as the National Toroughbred Racing Association and the Racing Medication and Testing Corsortium. “All profts (from Oak Tree) were for the ongoing beneft of horse-racing charitable events and aid,” said Barr. Chillingworth also enthusiastically participated in the racing industry. He co-owned such stakes winners as Swing Till Dawn, Yashgan, Forzando, and

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Valley Victory. British import Yashgan earned $516,920 and, perhaps foreshadowing Chillingworth’s involvement with Oak Tree, he won the 1985 Oak Tree Invitational (G1T). Chillingworth brought his considerable legal background to both his professional career with the Richfeld Oil Company and in real estate development and to his service to the industry. In addition to his work with Oak Tree, Chillingworth served as a 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. But it is as the face of Oak Tree that Chillingworth is best known in Toroughbred circles. He oversaw Oak Tree until his death this past October. “He will be missed, but he has left a special legacy,” said Barr.


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Fashionably Fast is a good example. Foaled in 2015, that son of Lucky Pulpit came into his own in 2019, when he captured back-to-back stakes: the Harris Farms Stakes at Fresno and the Cary Grant Stakes at Del Mar. John Harris’ Harris Farms, for which the Fresno stakes is named, bred Fashionably Fast and co-owns him. Lucky Pulpit stood his entire career at Harris Farms in Coalinga, and he comes from the breeding program of Larry and Marianne Williams. Te California breeding industry owes the Williamses a debt of gratitude because they produced the Kentucky-bred horse, raced him through most of his career in California, and stood him in the state. A son of Pulpit—Lucky Soph, by Cozzene, Lucky Pulpit began racing at 2 in 2003. He broke his maiden in his second start and placed in two stakes that season. He became a stakes winner in 2005 when he won the Smile Stakes at Arlington Park, and he was often a factor in stakes competition, placing in six stakes, including the 2004 Santa Catalina Stakes (G2) on dirt and the Generous Stakes (G3T) on turf. In 22 starts, he won three races, with fve seconds and fve thirds for earnings of $209,928. Lucky Pulpit surpassed himself at stud. A perennial leading California sire, he has been honored at several CTBA awards banquets. Most recently, he received awards as the 2018 leading California sire of California-conceived 2-year-olds by earnings, 2016 leading California sire of

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ven though California lost Lucky Pulpit in early 2017, it is the nature of sires that the breeding industry continues to reap their benefts after they are gone. Lucky Pulpit’s ofspring are still running well, keeping his name prominent on California’s sire lists.

A prominent name among stallions on California’s leading sires lists for years, the stalwart Lucky Pulpit

Cal-conceived foals by earnings, and leading California sire of Cal-conceived foals by number of winners in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Tese exploits alone make Lucky Pulpit a fne addition to the Hall of Fame. But he became nationally known when California Chrome reached the races. Like his sire, California Chrome was a fast, fashy chestnut. Foaled at Harris Farms, California Chrome was bred and raced by Perry Martin and Steve Coburn. California Chrome’s story has been oft told in these pages, as he became one of the most popular runners in recent times. An earner of $14,752,650, he won twothirds of the Triple Crown, the Dubai World Cup, and the hearts of millions. Twice the Eclipse Award-winning Horse of the Year, California Chrome racked up state-bred trophies as well, including two Cal-bred Horse of the Year titles. www.ctba.com

With his frst foals 2-year-olds of 2020, California Chrome has not yet begun to prove his prowess as a sire nor add to Lucky Pulpit as a sire of sires. California Chrome’s third crop will arrive in 2020, and he was recently sold to Japan to continue his career there. Lucky Pulpit’s sire career goes much further than California Chrome. He also sired multiple stakes winner Rousing Sermon, bred and raced by the Williamses. Rousing Sermon earned $821,572 and won the 2011 Bob Benoit California Cup Juvenile Stakes and the 2013 On Trust Handicap. Rousing Sermon’s frst foals are 2-yearolds of 2019 and include Williams-bred winner Arouse n Go. Other runners by Lucky Pulpit include multiple stakes winners Luckarack (an earner of $634,552), Floating Feather ($377,884), Pulpit Rider ($377,159), and Bookies Luck ($216,994).

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Almost Millionaires LOOKS A MILLION BUT RUNS LIKE $900,000 AND CHANGE

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alifornia-bred millionaires hold a special place in the hearts of local breeders and fans who are bolstered by the idea that any Golden State runner can reach such heights. Although they are not quite millionaires, the 15 Cal-breds who have earned more than $900,000 without breaking the next plateau were also brave, honest campaigners. Tis is the second of a two-part series highlighting those horses, featuring eight Cal-bred colts and geldings. Te richest non-millionaire Cal-bred male is Areyoutalkintome, a 2001 son of Smokester and the Storm Bird mare Andrea Gail. Te dark bay gelding won 10 of 52 starts, with 15 seconds and nine thirds, for earnings of $985,417. John Tofan and Trudy McCafery bred Areyoutalkintome, a $10,000 yearling purchase at the 2002 Barretts October sale of preferred yearlings. He began his career in the maiden claiming ranks, breaking his maiden in

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his third try at the $32,000 level and being claimed out of that efort by Dennis O’Neill and Russell Sarno. Trainer Doug O’Neill took over and got Areyoutalkintome to win the 2004 Real Good Deal Stakes at Del Mar, the frst of the gelding’s four stakes victories. Two came at the seaside oval; the other two, at Santa Anita. Later that fall Areyoutalkintome won the $150,000 California Cup Sprint Handicap, then added his frst graded win, the $110,500 El Conejo Handicap (G3) Jan. 2. He was grade 2-placed in 2006 and even ran second in the Phoenix Breeders’ Cup Stakes (G3) at Keeneland after winning the Pirate’s Bounty Handicap at Del Mar. “He was a big, handsome, natural athlete,” said O’Neill. “He’d save his speed for the afternoon and not overtrain in the mornings. He was a blue-collar horse that could run with anyone and never be intimidated. He was a barn favorite. He was really easy to train. I wish I had a barn full of horses like him.” Kjell Qvale’s homebred Variety Road made $964,540 in his day, racing from 1985 through 1991. Te 1983 son of Kennedy Road—Variety Queen, by Macarthur Park, had a star-crossed career,

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winning the grade 1 San Felipe Handicap and defeating ultimate Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Ferdinand in the San Rafael Stakes (G2) in 1986, but then missing the Derby itself when he developed boils on his neck and ran a 106-degree fever, nearly dying. Bruce Headley trained Variety Road initially. Headley saddled him to win a thrilling renewal of the San Fernando Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita over superstars Broad Brush, Preakness (G1) winner and fellow Cal-bred Snow Chief, and ultimate Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Ferdinand. Variety Road retired to stud early, but then returned to the races in the care of Jerry Hollendorfer, who conditioned him to run a track-record mile in 1:342⁄5 at the Sacramento fair. “He was a horse that had a serious accident and went to stud, and still came back and won stakes after that,” Hollendorfer said. “He was real easy to train.” Variety Road won 17 of 59 starts and 12 stakes races. At stud he sired stakes winners Jan Alta and Better Choice, and he had an additional 37 stakes winners as a broodmare sire. Te fashy chestnut Bordonaro was


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recognizable by his copper coat and brilliant blaze. Te 2001 son of Memo—Miss Excitement, by Rajab, won half of his 20 starts and earned $938,128. He was a homebred for Fred Carrillo and Daniel Cassella, running throughout his career under the tutelage Bill Spawr. After breaking his maiden, Bordonaro won four races in a row, including a pair of Del Mar allowance events in 2005. He took the California Cup Starter Sprint that fall before jumping up as a graded stakes winner in the $98,000 Vernon O. Underwood Stakes (G3) at Hollywood Park. Tat was part of another fourrace win streak that included the $300,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint at Gulfstream Park over future Breeders’ Cup winner Tor’s Echo and the $150,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3) at Oaklawn Park. Bordonaro achieved a grade 1 victory in the Ancient Title Breeders’ Cup Stakes (G1) during the Oak Tree at Santa Anita meet in 2006, ran fourth in the TVG Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) at Churchill Downs, and in 2007 successfully defended his Count Fleet title at Oaklawn. Spawr still visits Bordonaro BORDONARO regularly at the United Pegasus Foundation Ranch near Hemet, which is also home to Cal-bred $574,876-earner and grade 1 winner Debonair Joe. “Tey take good care of the horses there,” Spawr said. “I see Bordonaro quite often and stop by and feed him carrots. Now when he sees me coming, he gets ready.” Spawr noted that Bordonaro “was nice to train, very controllable, and a big, good-looking horse. He did what you wanted PRINCE SPELLBOUND and ran well everywhere.” Prince Spellbound, the 1982 California Horse of the Year, was a 1979 son of Dimaggio—Artic Spell, by Arctic Prince, who raced for breeder Bill Pease. He earned $935,343 and won the Eddie Read Handicap (G2T), Alibhai Handicap (G3), Hollywood Turf Cup, San Rafael Stakes, and California Breeders’ Champion Stakes. He was also second in the grade 1 Santa Anita Derby but missed the Triple Crown due to not being nominated. Prince Spellbound, who was trained by Lester Holt, entered stud in 1985. He wasn’t very popular and made a brief attempt at a comeback on the track, which made news headlines but was aborted later that year. He sired just 54 starters with 27 winners, including Correra, who took 25 of 80 starts. What a View, earner of $928,357, is still active, having just raced Nov. 30 at Golden Gate Fields. Te 2011 son of

Vronsky—Oceans N Mountains, by Manila, was bred by Old English Rancho and Sal and Patsy Berumen. He now races for the Ellwood Johnston Trust, Taste of Victory Stables, and Finish Line Racing. He did not break his maiden until his fourth start, at Del Mar in 2015. He quickly added a pair of allowance races and took the $251,000 California Cup Turf Classic in 2016 before defeating the likes of Bolo, Bal a Bali, Midnight Storm, and Om in the $400,345 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (G1T), his winning margin nearly four lengths. What a View added the grade 3 Tunder Road Stakes a month later but didn’t win again until May 2017, when he took the Crystal Water Stakes over Cal-breds. Te late Don Warren originally trained What a View, who has also received guidance from Kenny Black, Phil D’Amato, and Sherrie Monroe. What a View was of from June 2017 until February 2018, but returned to the races to win the American Stakes (G3) in 2018. He has not won since, but the bay gelding is marching ever closer to the $1 million $938,128 mark. Golden Act was both a top runner and sire, earning $928,268 while racing from 1978 through 1980. Te 1976 Cal-bred son of Gummo—Golden Shore, by Windy Sands, ran for breeders Bill Oldknow and Robert Phipps. He was part of a crop that included another standout son of Gummo, Cal-bred millionaire Flying Paster; both runners were prevalent on the Triple $935,343 Crown trail. Golden Act lost to Flying Paster at 2 in the grade 2 Norfolk Stakes but went on to win the Louisiana Derby (G2) and Arkansas Derby (G2) at 3 before running third in the Kentucky Derby and second in the Preakness Stakes behind the mighty Spectacular Bid. He was able to outrun that popular rival in the Belmont Stakes (G1), fnishing second behind upset winner Coastal with “Te Bid” third. Golden Act ran 13 times that year, winning six, including the Canadian International Championship (G1T) at Woodbine, the Lawrence Realization Stakes (G2T) at Belmont, and the Secretariat Stakes (G2T) at Arlington. He was named California’s Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male. Although Golden Act did not repeat his form at 4, going zero for nine, he was grade 1-placed three times. He became a sought-after stallion, in Kentucky and California and also internationally. He www.ctba.com

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sired 320 winners from 443 foals to race and the earners of more than $18 million in purses. His best runners include Puerto Rican champion Golden End, Panamanian champion Twice Nightly, grade 1 winner Silver Circus, and grade 2 winners Guiza and Entitled To. Golden Act died in California in 2000. Barry and Susan Isaacs’ Blaze O’Brien earned $909,350. Hector Palma was one of four trainers to handle the 1987 gelding by Interco—Irish O’Brien, by D’Artagnan. Multiple stakes winner Irish O’Brien was so profcient on the Southern California racing circuit that she has an annual race named in her honor at Santa Anita. Blaze O’Brien made her proud by becoming a graded stakes winner himself. He ran from December 1989 through June 1995, winning at Hollywood Park, Turf Paradise, Del Mar, and Santa Anita in his career. He pulled a 9-1 upset as an 8-year-old in the Inglewood Handicap (G3T), his frst and only graded score. Susan Isaacs noted that the gelding’s two California Cup Mile wins were highlights in his career. “Blaze was extremely special,” Susan Isaacs said. “He was just about the dearest thing to my heart that there can be. Our lives changed with him. He took us to places we were never able to go

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$909,350

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$928,268

as small little owners and breeders. I’m eternally grateful to all the fans of both Blaze and Irish.” Chase McCoy’s T. V. Lark is the oldest of the group, having earned his $902,194 from 1959-62. He was named the American champion turf horse in 1961, but could switch efortlessly between surfaces and distances. Te son of Indian Hemp defeated Kelso in the 1961 Washington, D.C., International, just one of his 14 stakes wins. T.V. Lark, who was bred by Dr. Walter D. Lucas and cost $10,000 as a yearling in 1958, was the leading sire in North America in 1974. He went on to produce graded stakes stars Quack, Golden Don, T V Vixen, and T. V. Commercial, the latter the broodmare sire of Eclipse champion and Breeders’ Cup winner Countess Diana. T. V. Lark stood at Preston Madden’s Hamburg Place in Lexington, Ky., until his death in 1975. Tere are 65 California-bred millionaires and 19 that have earned between $800,000 and $900,000. Te closest to breaking into the $900,000 threshold is active runner Solid Wager, with $871,170 to date for owner David Staudacher. Te 2011 son of Birdonthewire was most recently fourth in the 2019 Longacres Mile Handicap (G3) at Emerald Downs.

SHIGEKI KIKKAWA

BLAZE O’BRIEN

GOLDEN ACT

MICHAEL BURNS

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T. V. LARK

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Part 2, Colts and Geldings


THINK BIG, MR. BIG!

Phenomenal Stats! LIFETIME AVG. EARNINGS/STARTER: $107,161 MEDIAN EARNINGS: $87,240 SIRE OF 24% STAKES HORSES/STARTERS SIX $100,000-PLUS EARNERS FROM 17 STARTERS LIFETIME 77% WINNERS/STARTERS 2-YEAR-OLDS OF 2019: 25% WINS/STARTS 50% WINNERS/STARTERS INCLUDE UNDEFEATED DEL MAR SW BIG RETURNS Special considerations if foal name contains BIG, BIGGER or BIGGEST

Fee: $6,500 Live Foal

by Dynaformer – Fashion Delight, by Fappiano Property of George Krikorian • Nominated to the Breeders’ Cup Racing Statistics through December 8, 2019

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King Glorious Stakes

Club Aspen scores his frst black-type win in the King Glorious Stakes at Los Alamitos

RIDING HIGH CLUB ASPEN WEARS THE KING GLORIOUS CROWN

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lubhouse Ride had a very good 2019 as a California sire. His frst stakes winner, Warren’s Showtime, won the Oct. 6 Surfer Girl Stakes at Santa Anita, and his second came along toward the end of the year at Los Alamitos when Club Aspen took the $100,000 King Glorious Stakes Dec. 15. Club Aspen has very familiar credentials. His trainer, Craig Lewis, also trained Clubhouse Ride, who amassed $1,341,132 and scored back-to-back wins in the Californian Stakes (G2) during his racing career. It’s a key reason why Craig and his brother Larry purchased Club Aspen at the inaugural Fasig-Tipton 2-year-old sale at Santa Anita last June.

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John Harris’ Harris Farms bred Club Aspen in California from the stakes-winning Talkin Man mare Aspen Gal. Kim McCarthy’s McCarthy Bloodstock consigned Club Aspen to the Fasig-Tipton sale, where Larry Lewis signed the ticked on the colt for $55,000. Larry Lewis, an attorney, is also known as the namesake of Larry the Legend, whom Craig Lewis trained to win

the 1995 Santa Anita Derby (G1). Club Aspen debuted at Del Mar about a month after the sale and won in his second start there. He failed to hit the board in three stakes—the Aug. 30 I’m Smokin Stakes, Oct. 6 Zuma Beach Stakes, and Nov. 1 Golden State Juvenile Stakes—but encountered some trouble. “In his turf race (the Zuma Beach), he never had a chance to run; he was in trouble from start to fnish,” said Craig Lewis. “In the (Golden State Juvenile), he was compromised by drawing the inside post in a huge feld. I think both of those races were better than they appear on paper.’’ Golden State Juvenile winner Tap Back went of as the 3-5 favorite in the one-mile King Glorious. He few to the front early, and jockey Jorge Velez put Club Aspen in second. “I wanted to follow him around the track and see if I could beat him,” Velez said of the favorite. “Tere’s a long stretch here, but I like it. You have to be patient.” Tat patience paid of. Even though Velez lost his whip in the stretch, Club Aspen forged to the front and defeated Tap Back by 21⁄2 lengths in 1:36.28. Papster fnished third in the fve-horse feld. “He looked like the winner to me every jump of the way,” said Craig Lewis. “I never had a doubt he would handle the two turns.” Club Aspen increased his record to two wins and one second in seven starts for earnings of $118,211. Velez emerged as the Los Alamitos meet’s leading rider, and he swept all three of the meets at that track in 2019.

Trainer and co-owner Craig Lewis, left, along with jockey Jorge Velez, leads the winner’s circle celebration for Club Aspen’s King Glorious victory

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GRADE 1 LEADING SIRE

SPICED PERFECTION High-weighted, wire-to-wire winner of Aqueduct’s Go for Wand H-G3 at one mile – her third graded stakes victory of 2019.

BAJA SUR Defeated older horses taking the Oakland Stakes by 4-plus lengths in 1:08.68 (100 Beyer) – his fourth stakes win in six career starts.

Leading California Sire ranked nationally among the Top 20 Leading Sires in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Dual G1 winner SPICED PERFECTION ($1,214,405) is the Only California-bred Grade 1 winner of 2019 and the leading money winner, averaging $98,667 per start. Fourteen $100,000-plus winners include 2-year-olds EL TIGRE TERRIBLE and Smiling Shirlee. 11% Stakes Winners/Starters 2019 Progeny Earnings: $2.5 Million Lifetime Sire Earnings: $5.3 Million

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


Soviet Problem Stakes

MISSED BARGAIN

CHOLULA LIPS SOLVES SOVIET PROBLEM BY TRACY GANTZ

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Lovingier ofers large consignments at most California sales in the name of his Lovacres Ranch. He also serves as vice chair of the California Toroughbred Breeders Association board. So when the CTBA stepped in to conduct the January sale in 2019 upon the demise of Barretts, Lovingier entered a large consignment, as he has done again for the 2020 sale. As no one had purchased Cholula Lips, Lovingier brought in Amanda Navarro as co-owner of the 2017 California-bred daughter of Empire Way—Sweet Lips Pooh, by Rio Verde. It’s a partnership that has worked well before. Navarro, Tom Beckerle, and Lovingier co-owned Lovingier-bred My Fiona, a Cal-bred champion. Navarro, Beckerle, and Bada Beng Racing

Co-owners Terry Lovingier, second left, and Amanda Navarro, center left, enjoy Cholula Lips’ stakes victory at Los Alamitos

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ome lucky buyer could have turned a sharp proft with Cholula Lips. Breeder Terry Lovingier ofered her at the CTBA 2019 January mixed sale, and when no one bought her for $3,700, he kept her to race, winning the $101,053 Soviet Problem Stakes at Los Alamitos Dec. 14.

Cholula Lips sinks her eight rivals in the Soviet Problem Stakes at Los Alamitos

are partners with Lovingier on his homebred Phantom Boss, winner of the 2019 Bashford Manor Stakes (G3). Mike Harrington trains Cholula Lips, and he unveiled her at Santa Anita in May. Cholula Lips broke her maiden in her frst attempt. In fve subsequent starts prior to the Soviet Problem, she ran second in the Debutante Stakes at Churchill Downs and second in the Generous Portion Stakes at Del Mar. Been Studying Her had defeated Cholula Lips twice in winning the Generous Portion and the Golden State Juvenile Fillies Stakes, the latter at Santa Anita. As a result, bettors sent Been Studying Her of as the 2-5 favorite in the one-mile Soviet Problem. “She had beaten her twice, so you have to think about that,” said Harrington. “But this flly trains super over this track.” Cholula Lips ran in the Soviet Problem

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just likes she trains, with gusto. Phoenix Tears set the early pace, and jockey Tyler Baze let Cholula Lips press that early pace. Cholula Lips made her move for the lead in the second turn and scored by three lengths in 1:37.85 over Smiling Shirlee, with Warrior’s Moon third. “Tis is a nice flly,” said Baze. “I knew I had a ton of horse once we hit the lead, and she really kicked home.” Harrington praised Baze’s ride, noting that the jockey “could have gone to the lead sooner with her than he did.” Cholula Lips descends from a long line of Cal-breds. Lovingier bred the dam, Calbred Sweet Lips Pooh, and raced her in partnership. Te second dam is Cal-bred Air Force Woman, a stakes-placed earner of $152,250. Old English Rancho bred the fourth dam, Cal-bred Her Royalty, an earner of $345,525 and winner of the 1986 Santa Monica Handicap (G3).


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BRILLIANT

14 TRIPLE DIGIT BEYERS!

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$250,000 Del Mar Derby-G2

$200,000 Twilight Derby-G2

Retires Sound with $1.4 Million Earnings Defeated AMERICAN PHAROAH by 9 1/4 lengths at 6 1/2 furlongs (1:15.75) in his second start at 2. Scored back-to-back wins at 1 1/8 miles in the G2 Del Mar and Twilight Derbies followed by a Mathis Brothers Mile (G2) victory as the high-weight. Set NCR at Churchill and 14 Triple Digit Beyers - 13 in graded races at 5 furlongs to 1 1/16 miles including seconds in the $1M. BC Turf Sprint (G1). OM is the top money winner at stud by MUNNINGS whose 6-crop progeny earnings exceed $29 Million.

Fee: $7,500 Live Foal by Munnings – Rare Cat, by Tabasco Cat Property of the Sareen Family Trust • Nominated to the Breeders’ Cup

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Cary Grant Stakes

DEL MAR FASHION

A MODEL PERFORMANCE IN THE CARY GRANT BY TRACY GANTZ

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ith fashion always on display at Del Mar, it’s no wonder Fashionably Fast thrives at the seaside track. Te 2015 California-bred gelding extended his current winning streak to four in the $98,000 Cary Grant Stakes Nov. 24, three of those wins coming at Del Mar.

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Te streak began July 27, shortly after Del Mar’s summer meeting began. Fashionably Fast put on a tremendous performance to trounce an allowance/optional claimer for Cal-breds and California-sired runners, winning by 53⁄4 lengths under Fashionably Fast struts his stuff in the Cary Grant Stakes at Del Mar, his fourth consecutive win jockey Tiago Pereira. Pereira has partnered Fashionably Fast in and he has been a godsend to us.” Breaking on top, Fashionably Fast duall four victories, which included another Fashionably Fast faced Grinning Tiger eled between horses with Grinning Tiger allowance optional claimer at Del Mar and again in the seven-furlong Cary Grant and Oliver. Grinning Tiger had his head in the $100,000 Harris Farms Stakes at the after Grinning Tiger had run second in front after the frst quarter-mile in :22.59, Big Fresno Fair. the $100,702 California Flag Handicap and he completed a half-mile in a speedy “I know this horse, and I know how at Santa Anita. Stakes-winning Oliver, a :44.99. Fashionably Fast gained the lead in good he can be,” said Pereira. graduate of the California Toroughbred the stretch and won by a half-length over Dean Pederson trains Fashionably Fast Breeders Association Northern California Oliver, followed by Ultimate Bango, Grinfor breeder John Harris’ Harris Farms yearling sale, also faced the starter, along ning Tiger, and Shades of Victory. Fashionand Harris’ partners Per Antonsen and with stakes winner Shades of Victory ably Fast stopped the timer in 1:22.13. John Nicoletti. and multiple allowance winner Ultimate “I thought I’d be lying about third,” said “Him maturing quite a bit has played a Bango. Pereira. “But we came out of there really big role,” said Pederson. well, and he’s plenty fast and he Other key factors have included went to the front. Ten he was runthroat surgery nearly a year ago and ning so easy I wasn’t going to take removing blinkers prior to the fourhim back. I just let him go.” race winning streak. With blinkers, Harris bred Fashionable Fast, Fashionably Fast had most recenta son of Lucky Pulpit out of the ly fnished second by 11⁄4 lengths grade 3 stakes-placed, stakes-winto Grinning Tiger in a state-bred ning Forestry mare Fall Fashion. allowance optional claimer at Los Harris Farms purchased Fall FashAlamitos. ion in foal to Twirling Candy for “Obviously, taking the blinkers of $22,000 at the 2013 Keeneland has helped,” said Pederson. “It helps fall mixed sale. Te mare has prohim feel a little more relaxed in his duced two other winners. She has running style. He’s a handy horse Trainer Dean Pederson, center, accepts the Cary Grant a 2019 Clubhouse Ride flly and you can place where you want to, trophy while jockey Tiago Pereira smiles in approval was bred to Smiling Tiger. 30

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GRADE 1 WINNER OF $1.3 MILLION 111 BEST BEYER SPEED FIGURE

MAJESTIC HARBOR

Santa Anita Gold Cup (G1) winner of $1,295,814 On the board in 31 of 42 career starts, including 14 Graded Stakes Graded Stakes Winner in California, Kentucky and Louisiana Raced for 7 years with 10 wins at classic distances of 1 to 1 ½ miles First foals will race at 2 in 2020

2020 Fee: $2,500 Live Foal Special Consideration for Exceptional Mares and Nicks A grandson of UNBRIDLED’S SONG by ROCKPORT HARBOR out of Champagne Royale, by French Deputy • Nominated to the Breeders’ Cup

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Go for Wand Handicap

NEW YORK PERFECTION SPICED PERFECTION IS EVERYTHING NICE IN GO FOR WAND

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fter being bought back for $1.35 million at the Keeneland November fall mixed sale, California-bred Spiced Perfection returned to her winning ways Dec. 7 at Aqueduct for Pantofel Stable, Wachtel Stable, Peter Deutsch, and trainer Peter Miller.

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Te 2015 daughter of Smiling Tiger led the $252,250 Go for Wand Handicap (G3) wire to wire for her third graded stakes victory of the year with jockey Javi- Cal-bred Spiced Perfection dominates the grade 3 Go for Wand Stakes at Aqueduct er Castellano. “She did it very easily the frst part of ta Monica Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Feb. “We thought she was the best coming the race and had something left for the 15 a possibility. in,” said co-owner Adam Wachtel of the end,” he said. “In the backstretch, I gave “She’s really an amazing little flly,” said 124-pound highweight. “We were a lit- her a little breather. At the three-eighths the trainer. “I spoke with Adam Wachtel, tle concerned about the distance—she pole, when everybody attacked me, I and we were contemplating (strategy). hadn’t run a mile in a while. We were con- didn’t open up because it would cost me She’s never on the lead. Do we see if somecerned about the weight. She was spotting at the end. I went with the breather and one else wants the lead? Tat’s initially the the other fllies an awful lot of weight. I with the momentum, and I think it paid way we were leaning. She’s just the fastest thought Javier did a brilliant job of keep- of today.” horse in the race, and why mess around? ing the early fractions on the slower side Te feld remained relatively unchanged She’s either going to get the distance or so she would have plenty left in the tank. throughout, with Saguaro Row fnishing she’s not. We decided to let her take the She’s just a classy flly that gives her all ev- second and Our Super Nova third in the lead and see if she would relax. Javier is a ery time.” six-horse feld. Hall of Famer and gave a great ride.” Spiced Perfection, the 7-5 favorite, Miller said Spiced Perfection will return Spiced Perfection was bred by Premier relaxed on the lead and set fractions of to California, with the seven-furlong San- Toroughbreds out of the Pleasantly Per:24.74, :49.09, and 1:14.03 through fect mare Perfect Feat, making her a the frst three-quarters. Castellafull sister to stakes winner Cruel Inno asked the bay flly to go once tention. She was a $6,500 yearling the feld rounded the turn, and his purchase by agent John Brocklebank, mount spurted away, drawing of a $50,000 2-year-old purchase by to win by 21⁄4 lengths under a hand Dare To Dream Stables, and a private ride. Te fnal time for the mile was purchase by her current owners af1:39.11 on a fast track. ter she won the 2018 La Brea Stakes Castellano, who rode Spiced Per(G1).  fection to earlier victories in the From 20 starts, Spiced Perfection Madison Stakes (G1) and Torhas a 9-5-2 record and $1,214,405 oughbred Club of America Stakes in earnings. She was voted champion (G2), said he took advantage of a The winner’s circle party includes owners Adam Wachtel Cal-bred Horse of the Year, 3-yearand Peter Deutsch, second and third right, respectively speed-lacking scenario. old female, and sprinter of 2018. 32

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TAP INTO TAPIT

PROSPECT PARK

Sons of TAPIT Dominate First-Crop Sires CONSTITUTION, North America’s leading sire of 2-year-old graded stakes winners and fellow TAPIT Freshmen TAPITURE, RACE DAY and TONALIST ranked in the Top 15 First-Crop sires last year with combined progeny earnings of $4.9 Million. In 2018-2019, sons of TAPIT also sired Breeders’ Cup winners: Eclipse champion MONOMOY GIRL (2018 Breeders’ Cup Distaf-G1) and undefeated BRITISH IDIOM (2019 Juvenile Fillies-G1). The Only Graded Winner by TAPIT at stud in California, PROSPECT PARK retired with earnings of $539,770 and leads all California First-Crop sires by number of mares bred in 2019.

2020 Fee: $2,500 Live Foal Special Considerations to Returning Breeders and Approved Mares Property of PVNC Stable LLC • Breeders’ Cup Nominated

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Bayakoa Stakes

UNFORGETTABLE QUEEN BEE TO YOU A QUICK LERNER IN THE BAYAKOA

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rainer Andrew Lerner will never forget California-bred Queen Bee to You. After all, most trainers don’t get their frst stakes win and then frst graded win with the same horse. She gave him both, most recently scoring in the Dec. 8 Bayakoa Stakes (G3).

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“Tis was an unbelievably special race to me and our entire team,” said Lerner. “Tis mare has become a barn favorite, not only because of her ability but also her personality. She always has her head Cal-bred Queen Bee to You wins her frst graded stakes in the Bayakoa at Del Mar sticking out of the stall, happy to greet any passersby.” Betty Grable Stakes. Lerner stepped about the track condition in the paddock. Lerner came to training via a unique her up to open graded company in the “We discussed that the middle part of path. He initially pursued a career in real 11⁄16-mile Bayakoa at Los Alamitos only the track was the place to be, and he rode estate and land development, and he also three weeks after the Betty Grable. her to perfection,” said Lerner. “Tere was a little hesitation running developed an online fantasy sports busiQueen Bee to You got of just a hair ness. As he became passionate about horse her back, but she came out of the race so slowly, which allowed Fuentes to place racing, not only did he decide he want to well,” Lerner said. “We worked her back, her squarely in the center of the track. own horses, but he also wanted to train and she went so spectacularly that we said She raced last early, racing wide around we have to go for it.” his own runners. the frst turn, and she moved up on the Six older fllies and mares faced the backstretch before making a determined “I had some time on my hands, and I loved it,” he said. “I had my own philos- starter for the Bayakoa, run on a sealed run in the second turn. ophies and ideas, and I wanted to do it track labeled “good” after some rain. Le“She settled early and relaxed perfectrner and jockey Ruben Fuentes talked ly,” said Fuentes. “I knew she was loaded myself and see if they worked.” His ideas have worked to the when I asked her for run.” extent that he now trains more Queen Bee to You hit the than 40 horses, mostly for other front in the stretch, and she people. Christopher St. Hilaire drew of to win by 31⁄2 lengths in 1:44.21. Zusha fnished secand Adam Vali own Queen Bee ond, with favored Lady Suebee to You, St. Hilaire having claimed third. her for $50,000 in late 2016 from “She really is starting to get in her breeders, Tom and Debi Stull the zone right now,” said Lernof Tommy Town Toroughbreds. er. “She is defnitely displaying Since Lerner took over trainmore confdence.” ing Queen Bee to You last June, Tommy Town-pensioned stalshe has won three stakes. First lion Old Topper is the sire of she beat the boys in the June 29 Queen Bee to You, who is a Bertrando Stakes at Los Alam2014 daughter of the Touch itos. At Del Mar’s fall meet- Andrew Lerner, front and center, celebrates his frst graded win Gold mare Silk Queen. ing she captured the Nov. 17 as a trainer 34

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LAKERVILLE UNUSUAL HEAT – FOREVERINTHEGAME, BY OUT OF PLACE

Blistering Fast Stakes-Winning Star by Unusual Heat A Leading Sire with his First Crop to Race Widely regarded as the “Fastest Son of Unusual Heat,” LAKERVILLE has stamped himself as the hottest and most legitimate son at stud by the All-Time leading California sire UNUSUAL HEAT.

An Exceptional Start as a California Freshman Sire From only 21 starters, 11 individual winners with victories on dirt, turf and synthetic, including sprinting, routing and two blacktype stakes wins against open company. Watch his race replays at www.lakervillesire.com

2020 Fee: $2,500 Live Foal Property of The Lakerville Syndicate

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CTBA January Sale Preview

CATALOG OF FIRSTS

CTBA MIXED FAIRPLEX SALE RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR

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stallion’s frst crop brings excitement as people look forward to seeing his runners. Several stallions with California connections will have some “frsts” at the California Toroughbred Breeders Association mixed sale, scheduled for Jan. 7 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex Park. California stallion Danzing Candy’s frst foals are yearlings, and he has six from that frst crop in the catalog. Half of those come from the consignment of Checkmate Toroughbreds, whose principal, Adrian Gonzalez, put together the deal that kept Danzing Candy in California. Te stallion stands at Rancho San Miguel. Te Checkmate consignment will ofer a flly by Danzing Candy out of the Deputy Minister mare Game Show. Te mare has already produced stakes-placed Little Paul and is from the family of Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Pike Place Dancer. Andy Havens’ Havens Bloodstock Agency has a yearling daughter of Danzing Candy out of the stakes-placed Housebuster mare Pillow Pal and another by the stallion out of the Decarchy mare Star Field, an earner of $109,350. Elena Crim’s H & E Ranch consignment includes a yearling flly by Danzing Candy—Temper, by Giant’s Causeway.

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Te popular California Chrome will be represented by a 2-year-old flly from the Checkmate consignment. Te flly is out of the stakes-placed Trippi mare Decennial. Checkmate will also ofer the broodmare Murray’s Girl (Uncle Mo—Moontune Missy, by Forest Wildcat), in foal to California Chrome. Terry Lovingier’s Lovacres Ranch stands Stay Tirsty and had Shaman Ghost for part of his stay in California. Te Lovacres’ consignment has three yearlings by Shaman Ghost and two by Stay Tirsty. Lovacres has also consigned the broodmares Jolly Ghost (Ghostzapper— Jolly Days, by Street Cry) and Sweet Sonnet (Seeking the Gold—Minister’s Melo-

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dy, by Deputy Minister), both in foal to Stay Tirsty. John Harris’ Harris Farms has a large consignment of yearlings, broodmares, and 2-year-olds. Many of the youngsters are by Mr. Big. One Mr. Big yearling colt is out of the Torn Song mare First Amendment, a half sister to California-bred champion Cost of Freedom. Another Mr. Big yearling colt from Harris, named Big Gust, is out of the stakes-placed Unusual Heat mare Hot n’ Dusty. Tat mare is also part of the Harris consignment. Daehling Ranch, whose patriarch, Joe Daehling, died recently (see page 12), has consigned several to the sale, including the mare Sing and Tell. A homebred for Daehling, Cal-bred Sing and Tell (Alymagic—Refreshing Song, by Avenue of Flags) won the 2014 Luther Burbank Stakes. Other mares included in the Daehling consignment are Zorra Roja and Helens Yankee Girl. Zorra Roja (Falstaf—Shesmagicalysharp, by Alymagic) has produced two-time Bear Fan Stakes winner Fast and Foxy. Helens Yankee Girl is a daughter of Yankee Gentleman—St. Helens Shadow, by Septieme Ciel, and is a half sister to Champagne Stakes (G1) and Cal-bred champion Ofcer. Sue Greene’s Woodbridge Farm has a large consignment that includes fve mares in foal to Smiling Tiger and three 2-year-olds by the popular California sire. Among those is the mare Intoitagain, a daughter of Into Mischief—Desert Girl, by Carson City. Te 2-year-olds include a half sister to three stakes winners, out of the Synastry mare Sassy Synner.


California Thoroughbred Breeders Association

JANUARY MIXED SALE Breeding Stock * Two-Year-Old’s Horses of Racing Age * Yearlings Hinds Pavilion, Fairplex - Pomona, CA Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:00 AM FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Loretta Veiga (626) 445 7800 ext 227 Loretta@ctba.com

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Christy Chapman (626) 445 7800 ext 247 Christy@ctba.com

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Profle

CHANGED FOR GOOD

RYAN HILTON CREATES A BULL MARKET FOR GOLDEN GATE RACING BY JACK SHINAR

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A millennial, he grew up a sports fan in the Bay Area. His main exposure to horse racing? Dollar Days at Golden Gate Fields while he was a student at San Francisco State University. What did he know most about going to the track? It was fun. Ryan Hilton, left, is the new marketing manager for Golden Gate Fields To be more specifc, those days at the races provided an exciting, afordable, and with slightly larger felds and fexible place- $152,590 during the winter/spring meet. enjoyable pastime in a convivial setting. It’s ment of races in the simulcast market. “Tey have put together a product that the type of experience Hilton wants more Te rebound has been particularly ap- I can see through the wagering from out people like himself to share. parent in out-of-state wagering, which has of state and on-track that’s only been go“I’m so glad I reconnected,” said Hilton climbed 37% over the same two-year peri- ing up since I’ve been here,” said Hilton. during a recent interview at the track’s turf od. Te fall and summer meets have shown “Tings just look good; I see a future (for club. similarly strong gains. racing) here. Along with the hiring of track announcHilton commends Duggan and Mackey “In the beginning, starting here, I was er Matt Dinerman before Hilton and for Golden Gate’s turnaround, which led to kind of nervous. I mean with everything Patrick Mackey as racing secretary prior an average daily purse increase of 7.9%, to that’s been going on in horse racing in Calto that, the changes by Goldifornia, there’s a lot of gloom en Gate corporate owner Te and doom, especially down Stronach Group are part of a south. But it really hasn’t trickyounger leadership group unled up here much.” der vice president and general Te 33-year-old Hilton and manager David Duggan. Te Dinerman, 27, have been a moves have coincided with a constant presence for the track resurgence at the hard-trying on social media platforms such Bay Area racetrack. as Facebook, Instagram, and Over the past two years, the Twitter. Hilton, who has seen long-running winter/spring the track’s Instagram followmeet at Golden Gate has proers increase from a handful to duced an increase in all-sources more than 7,000, considers handle of nearly 18% to $343 social media presence his most million in 2019. Te spike is Innovations to Golden Gate’s race cards have attracted a younger important and cheapest form due in part to better programs demographic to the track of advertising because it allows 38

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hen Golden Gate Fields turned its marketing management over to Ryan Hilton two years ago, it should not have come as a surprise. Te track needs more customers like, well, Ryan Hilton.


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him to target a younger audience. Hilton doesn’t have a huge advertising budget; he estimates it’s about $300,000 per year, which in a major media market such as San Francisco isn’t going to go far. So the Internet is especially useful for publicizing events like Dollar Days, a weekly Sunday program for a younger audience, including families, that features live music or deejays and other amusements in addition to the bargain food and drink prices. “From those social media platforms, I can really see the push and interest in horse racing and interest in coming out here for the events we put on,” said Hilton, who frst attended the races as a youngster with his grandfather. “Tat’s what I’m really proud of.” A hefty fellow who sports a full beard, a ready laugh, and loads of enthusiasm, Hilton is the man in charge of planning Dollar Days and other events. A big part of that job: attracting more and younger fans. “A Saturday with better racing brings about 2,000 to 2,500 (compared) to a Sunday with about 6,000 to 7,000, so it jumps,” Hilton said of the Dollar Day attendance when the weather is nice. “Te crowd Sunday isn’t coming for the racing. Still, they do have fun, and they stay until the last race. It’s a cool experience.” It’s also an experience that often brings them back. “Te younger crowd, we have to put together options and events that appeal to that,” Hilton said. “Living in the city for so long, being around that culture of people around my own age, that’s what we’re trying to implement here.” Tat’s why there’s an emphasis on keeping new customers entertained during the long periods between races with music and contests such as the “Dollar Day Dash,” a 50-yard footrace with patrons competing in horse costumes. Silly, yes, but the crowd loves things like that, Hilton feels. Wiener dog races are another sure-fre hit with the fans. “Quirky things like that work, and they work in every industry I’ve been in,” he said. Hilton arrived at Golden Gate with a background in sports broadcasting and marketing. He had his own radio program at San Francisco State called “Te Hang40

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(Golden Gate management) have put together a product...that’s only been going up since I’ve been here. Tings just look good; I see a future (for racing) here.” — Ryan Hilton

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over,” and that grew into a love for radio. He made stops at KNBR, KGO, and the morning show at 107.7 Te Bone, but ultimately found the feld didn’t have much future. Hilton also worked for the Oakland Athletics and Diamond Vision before shifting to television marketing with the PAC-12 Network and MLB.com. It was his difculty in piecing together full-time work that led him to Golden Gate when he learned the marketing management position was available. Sam Spear, the celebrated director of media relations at Golden Gate for the past four decades and the man credited with coining the popular slogan, “Where the Bay Comes to Play,” happens to be a good friend of Hilton’s father, Bill. Spear knew of Ryan’s interest in sports marketing and encouraged him to apply. “I’m really appreciative of Sam helping me get into this industry,” Ryan said. Hilton moved out of San Francisco after being hired and now lives in Berkeley, about an 81⁄2-minute drive from the track, with his wife, Mollie; their 9-month old son, Harrison David; and their two Labrador retrievers. “I was able to have a kid and start a family—that’s basically what this industry did for me—and I’m so happy where my life is going right now,” he said. “I feel I have a good shot to keep going forward with a great organization.” While his dreams of success in radio and television didn’t materialize as he had hoped coming out of college, Hilton made a lot of connections with his various stops, which he says has helped him at Golden Gate. He brings wide knowledge of the track’s market as well as his personal experience as someone who has lived in the Bay Area nearly his entire life. Hilton’s approach to marketing the 78-year-old racetrack is two-fold: Young fans just want to have fun, and don’t be afraid to try things. Some of his efort is directed toward events that don’t seem to involve horse racing at all. Hosting hip-hop concerts or the FoodieLand Night Market, a giant Asian-inspired street food festival, draws big crowds to the racetrack grounds and is part of his future plans for race-day promotions. “Corporate keeps telling me to try things no matter what happens,” Hilton said, re-


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Golden Gate’s Beer Festival draws a vibrant crowd

Music festivals held in conjunction with racing lure fans young and old to the track

ferring to Te Stronach Group. “I mean if es and a number of on-track promotions. with the races, watching the show, and it fails, then try it again but don’t do it the According to the track, all-source handle then all the food options.” same way. Tis place needs stuf like that.” from the weekend topped $14 million, an Hilton also likes to take a personal apSo Hilton is always on the lookout to increase of more than $6 million over the proach with the on-track patrons. expand and upgrade his concert series same weekend a year earlier. A total of 212 “I’ll often invite people down to the winlineups, events that usually take place in a horses entered in 25 races for an average ner’s circle to have their pictures taken,” he giant parking lot on the north side of the feld size of 8.4. said. “Simple things like having your pictrack. Tere are food-truck events and beer “It went great,” Hilton said. “We had ture taken with a horse—I love that. You festivals, such as December’s “Horses and fve food trucks and had a separate concert want to make it personal, but you also Hops Craft Beer Festival” or last summer’s upgrade and sold 500 tickets for that. Te want to do something for them, like buy “Drink Pink” rose wine festival, held in Grouch, a hip-hop artist, said from the them a drink. conjunction with the National Breast Can- stage that this was the frst time Golden “I know it sounds a little odd, but you cer Foundation. Gate Fields has done this ‘and it looks like want people to feel like they are walking A promotion with the charitable foun- it’s gonna work out.’ Tat really inspired into Harrah’s at Lake Tahoe. You want to dation CARMA (the California kind of upgrade people, treat Retirement Management Acthem like they’re getting somecount), which provides funding thing out of it. Like if I see for rehabilitation and retirement some people on the bottom of Toroughbreds, brought tofoor having a great time or celgether inner city young people ebrating a big win, I’m going to and horses through an equine edask them to come up to the turf ucation program known as City club.” Horse. Hilton knows that not ev“Putting things together with eryone at the track is going to foundations like that really enticlike his approach to marketing es people to want to be involved the races. While attracting new a little more,” Hilton explained. A new contingent of race goers are attending Golden Gate, fans, racing also needs to main“Giving back—it gives a better thanks to Hilton’s new tack for marketing the races tain its base. look to the track, and on my end, Golden Gate is flled with traand it pulls in more people. me. Tat’s what we need to do—not just a dition valued by a longtime audience, and “I was told that before I came here, they horse racing venue, but a venue for culture, that’s the audience that’s betting the races. didn’t do things like that. So I’ve been comedy, and music as well.” Hilton knows and appreciates much about working of a clean slate. Now, though, I’m Hilton wants an even bigger Gold Rush the history of Golden Gate, and he says the in my second year and I’ve got to put more Weekend in the future. track won’t forget about that aspect. Right on top of this.” “Corporate is really pushing us to do now, though, he’s concentrating on getting One of the most successful racing events that. After seeing that Gold Rush weekend, people back to the track. the track has put on during Hilton’s time giving people multiple things to put their “Change is something not everyone was last spring’s Gold Rush Weekend, a eyes on and to do. Tey’ve got entertain- wants,” he noted. “But it is something evracing festival that featured eight stakes rac- ment here; they’ve got more entertainment eryone needs.” 42

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stakes-placed stakes winner of $268,410. He broke his maiden as a sophomore at Santa Anita in 2012, then won three in a row, including the $74,330 Tsunami Slew Stakes on the turf at Hollywood Park. He won the $99,998 Hollywood Turf Express Handicap as a 4-year-old, the same year he was second in the Eddie D Stakes (G3T), and retired with fve wins, a second, and three thirds in 22 starts. “Rick liked his pedigree, race record, and everything about him,” Sheehan said. “In the summer of 2017, he said, ‘You’ll never guess who called.’ It was Robert Harmon, the owner of Boat Trip.” Harmon wanted Taylor

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odd Sheehan grew up visiting Del Mar racetrack, frst as a child with his parents and then as a high school student with friends. What stood out to him was a love not of gambling, but of the horses themselves. “It was the racing, the people, the pageantry of it,” he said. “I fell in love with the whole thing.” He knew then that he wanted to get involved with the business, but life had to fall in line frst. Sheehan completed college and then law school before moving to Temecula in 1998. As soon as he could, he started dabbling in partnerships, then met

Rick Taylor at Special T Toroughbreds. Taylor was in the process of getting two young horses ready for owner B. J. Wright. One was Ultimate Eagle, who earned $547,800 with wins in the Hollywood Derby (G1T) and Strub Stakes (G2). Te other was Boat Trip. “He was getting them ready at Galway Downs, and he would tell me he had two really good horses to watch,” Sheehan recalled. “Tey both went on and had good racing careers, and Rick was always saying how he wished for an opportunity to stand Boat Trip.” Boat Trip, by Harlan’s Holiday out of the group 3-winning Seeking the Gold mare Turning Wheel, was a graded

Todd Sheehan and his grandfather Pat Peluso visit freshman stallion Boat Trip at Special T Thoroughbreds

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to stand Boat Trip at by A.P. Indy. Special T Torough“I was trying to buy breds in Temecula. myself more quality,” “You’ve always Sheehan said. “Te wanted to do that,” market was really Sheehan remembers strong, and I felt like telling Taylor. And every horse was going when the chance for $70,000 or more came to buy into and I had a budget of the stallion, Sheehan $40,000. I told Rick couldn’t get on board I wanted an A.P. Indy fast enough. mare, and he rolled Sheehan and Taylor his eyes. But we found own a controlling one that wasn’t in interest in Boat foal and got her for Trip, with Harmon $37,000.” retaining a percentage Sheehan bred as well. Boat Trip has the Irish-bred mare proved an immediate Decades of Style to A stakes winner himself, Boat Trip, a son of Harlan’s Holiday, has sired a multiple success: With his frst grade 1-winning stakes winner in his frst crop crop of racing age, he millionaire Roman has a stakes winner in Ruler for his frst crop Boat Trip “as many carrots as he can.” Bettor Trip Nick. and sold Seattle Ruler for $27,000 at Having the only son of the deceased A California-bred out of the In Exthe Barretts October yearling sale of cess mare Bettor Knot, Bettor Trip Nick Harlan’s Holiday in California helps, 2008. Seattle Ruler went on to earn too. Harlan’s Holiday had sired multibroke his maiden frst out at Golden $164,323. millionaire Neolithic, Breeders’ Cup Gate in August. “I like to sell them as weanlings, but Juvenile (G1) winner Shanghai Bobby, “I watched his very frst race, as he sometimes you have to wait,” Sheehan leading sire Into Mischief, and New was the frst starter for Boat Trip,” said. York-bred champion Notacatbutallama Sheehan said. “It’s always great when a He has since steadily upgraded his sire can have a frst runner be a debut mares and now has a $234,234-earning winner.” More Tan Ready daughter named Bettor Trip Nick took a maiden Knacque in foal to Boat Trip and (Boat Trip) is a nice, claiming event by a nose, then added a Medaglia d’Oro daughter named big, correct, good-looking a starter allowance by 21⁄2 lengths in Seoul Gold in foal to Bernardini. His October. Sheehan was in Kentucky stakes-winning Tunder Gulch mare horse. He’s got a strong, with Taylor for the Keeneland NovemOver the Edge is in foal to popular powerful look to him, is a ber sale when Bettor Trip Nick won the young stallion Bolt d’Oro. kind horse, and loves $63,800 Golden Nugget Stakes as a “It should be a really exciting year,” 15-1 shot. Te gelding has since added Sheehan said of 2020. company.” the $76,200 Gold Rush Stakes and After getting 30 mares to Boat Trip in — Todd Sheehan is four for fve lifetime with a second his frst book with Taylor at the helm, place to his credit. now Sheehan simply has to sit back and Bettor Trip Nick’s classy campaign wait for the foals he bred to mature and is no surprise to Sheehan, who frmly reach the track. believes in Boat Trip as a sire. at the time of his early passing. “I’m still learning the business,” he “He is a nice, big, correct, good-lookSheehan owns three mares outright said. “Rick has taught me a lot. I didn’t ing horse,” Sheehan said. “He’s got a and several more in partnership, and he want to jump right in; I took it slowly.” strong, powerful look to him, is a kind has had some success in the breeding Until then, he has visits between Boat horse, and loves company.” game before. He bred the graded stakes- Trip and his grandfather to manage. Sheehan’s 91-year-old grandfather, Pat placed stakes winner Seattle Ruler, a “My grandfather loves to visit,” he Peluso, likes to visit the farm and feed son of Roman Ruler—Decades of Style, said. “Tey are good buddies.” 46

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Winners NOVEMBER 18, 2019 Ð DECEMBER 15, 2019 3-YEAR-OLDS & UP Aragorn (IRE)—Bertsgirl: Sith Lord (16-9), h, 6 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 11/23, 1 1/16mi, 1:43.82, $13,680. Artie Schiller—Snobby Princess: Brave Helios (122-64), g, 4 yo, Turf Paradise, WCL, 11/26, 6 1/2f, 1:16.45, $4,036. Bluegrass Cat—Farmers Wife: Blue Diva (123-64), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 11/23, 1mi, 1:37.19, $24,180. Bluegrass Cat—Farmers Wife: Blue Diva (123-64), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STK, Miss America S., 12/15, 1 1/16mi, 1:43.67, $39,700. Bold Chieftain—Grasp: Our Bold Princess (28-16), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 11/22, 1 1/16mi (T), 1:45.03, $13,680. Coil—Bellsblade: Wound Tight (47-19), g, 4 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 12/1, 1mi (T), 1:35.12, $41,340. Cyclotron—Silver Swallow: Mommy Rose (42-23), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, WCL, 12/14, 6f, 1:10.56, $8,400. Dialed In—Boro: Dialed Up (121-63), g, 4 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, AOC, 12/14, 5 1/2f, 1:3.29, $27,000. Eddington—Mama Janka: Dianka (43-22), f, 4 yo, Turf Paradise, AOC, 11/19, about 1mi, 1:37.93, $7,899. Ez Dreamer—Famous Gal: Dreamy Gal (23-11), m, 5 yo, Turf Paradise, STK, Cactus Flower S., 12/7, 6 1/2f, 1:15.30, $14,880. Good Journey—Cantina's Rose: Anniversary Rose (35-23), f, 4 yo, Mahoning Valley Race Course, ALW, 12/14, 6f, 1:13.18, $14,400. Grazen—Tribal Dress: Clem Labine (46-25), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 12/7, 6f, 1:10.63, $13,680. Grazen—Striking Point: Gettin Sideways (46-25), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 12/14, 1 1/16mi, 1:46.39, $24,180. Idiot Proof—She's an I Full: Brenda's an I Full (23-11), f, 4 yo, Fair Grounds, SOC, 12/8, about 5 1/2f, 1:5.58, $10,200. Jet West—Meet Me in Fargo: Meet Miss Kitty (6-4), m, 8 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 12/14, 6f, 1:10.49, $12,240. Kafwain—Don't Lose Faith: Faithful One (48-17), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 12/14, 6f, 1:9.90, $24,180. Kodiak Kowboy—Red Hot Renee: Sir Kowboy (63-37), g, 4 yo, Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort, STR, 11/27, 5 1/2f, 1:6.69, $7,656. Lakerville—Mollie O: Angelo's Pride (20-10), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 11/28, 1mi, 1:37.69, $24,180. Lucky Pulpit—Fall Fashion: Fashionably Fast (145-67), g, 4 yo, Del Mar, STK, Cary Grant S., 11/24, 7f, 1:22.13, $57,000. Lucky Pulpit—Love the Chase: Faversham (145-67), r, 4 yo, Turfway Park, ALW, 12/13, 1 1/16mi, 1:46.06, $10,800. Make Music for Me—Drop a Dime: A Dime for Me (12-3), f, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, AOC, 12/4, 1mi, 1:35.95, $7,818. Many Rivers—Penuche Royale: Shot of a Lifetime (18-9), g, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 12/8, 1 1/8mi, 1:51.24, $10,800. Ministers Wild Cat—Royal Woodman: Royal Trump (99-55), g, 4 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 11/29, 6f, 1:8.34, $41,340. Northern Causeway—Hollywood Affair: Irish Affair (25-9), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, WCL, 11/29, 1mi, 1:41.14, $7,200.

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

Old Topper—Silk Queen: Queen Bee to You (23-13), m, 5 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, STK, Bayakoa S. (gr. III ), 12/8, 1 1/16mi, 1:44.21, $60,000. The Pamplemousse—Warmth: North County Guy (23-10), g, 4 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 11/24, 1 3/8mi (T), 2:15.28, $41,340. Richard's Kid—Hope I Do: Coco Bee (26-17), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 11/23, 5 1/2f, 1:3.27, $24,180. Richard's Kid—Hope I Do: Coco Bee (26-17), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 12/12, 5 1/2f, 1:3.77, $24,960. Smiling Tiger—Saturday's Girl: Donut Girl (83-48), f, 4 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, AOC, 12/6, 6f, 1:10.41, $35,100. Smiling Tiger—Perfect Feat: Spiced Perfection (83-48), f, 4 yo, Aqueduct, STK, Go for Wand H. (gr. III ), 12/7, 1mi, 1:39.11, $137,500. Square Eddie—Puff Pastry: Square Peggy (85-42), f, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, AOC, 12/12, 5 1/2f, 1:3.72, $27,000. Street Boss—Supermodel: Asaro (164-75), c, 3 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 11/24, 1mi (T), 1:37.16, $31,800. Thoreau—Babe Included: Music Babe (8-4), m, 5 yo, Golden Gate Fields, ALW, 12/1, 1mi, 1:39.42, $24,180. Thorn Song—Alphabet Kisses: Coalinga Hills (33-14), m, 6 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, STR, 12/13, 5 1/2f, 1:5.00, $10,800. Uh Oh Bango—Seductive Charm: Princess Vivian (18-10), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STK, Bear Fan S., 12/14, 6f, 1:9.55, $45,000. Unionize—Midnite Mama: Queen Helene (14-8), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 12/6, 6f, 1:11.62, $12,540. Unusual Heat—No Better Terms: Stealthediamonds (77-38), f, 3 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 11/24, 5f (T), 56.04, $42,900. Vronsky—Florida Pearl: Gobsmack (74-46), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 12/14, 1mi, 1:38.72, $13,680.

2-YEAR-OLDS Alpha Bettor—Cajun Wedding: Cajun Bettor (2-2), c, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 11/29, 5 1/2f, 1:4.03, $13,680. Boat Trip—Bettor Knot: Bettor Trip Nick (5-1), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STK, Gold Rush S., 12/7, 1mi, 1:38.92, $45,000. Clubhouse Ride—Red Hot Rocket: I'm a Rockette (31-22), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 11/28, 1mi, 1:40.45, $13,680. Clubhouse Ride—Aspen Gal: Club Aspen (31-22), c, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, STK, King Glorious S., 12/15, 1mi, 1:36.28, $59,000. Empire Way—Sweet Lips Pooh: Cholula Lips (80-37), f, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, STK, Soviet Problem S., 12/14, 1mi, 1:37.85, $57,000. Gemologist—Mystic Voyage: Mysterious Stones (186-108), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 11/22, 1mi, 1:38.92, $12,540. Gemologist—Mystic Voyage: Mysterious Stones (186-108), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, STR, 12/14, 1 1/16mi, 1:47.43, $12,540. Govenor Charlie—Ghostly: Govenor Cinch (11-5), c, 2 yo, Del Mar, SOC, 11/22, 1mi, 1:38.32, $21,600. Midnight Lute—Little Emma: Midnight Emma (178-104), f, 2 yo, Zia Park, STK, Zia Park Princess S., 11/27, 6f, 1:10.47, $45,000. U S Ranger—Blaise of Light: Blaisin' Eamon (82-41), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, AOC, 11/30, 5 1/2f, 1:3.36, $24,180.

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Vronsky—Belloma: Riding With Dino (74-46), c, 2 yo, Del Mar, AOC, 11/30, 6f, 1:10.19, $31,800.

MAIDENS Ancient Art—Warren's Amber: Warren's Van Gogh (4-3), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/30, 5 1/2f, 1:6.43, $6,300. Bluegrass Cat—Crepe Suzette: Klay Nation (123-64), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/21, 5 1/2f, 1:4.40, $6,300. Boisterous—Kukaluka: California Kook (42-21), f, 2 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 11/22, 1mi, 1:39.94, $31,200. Boisterous—Unstoppablepassion: Unstoppable Guy (42-21), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 12/7, 1mi, 1:41.66, $6,600. Brave Cat—Jen's Court: Brave Court (17-8), c, 2 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 12/6, 4 1/2f, 53.30, $4,850. Broken Vow—Red Barris: Redhotnreadytowed (143-76), f, 3 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 12/14, 4 1/2f, 54.14, $4,040. Candy Ride (ARG)—Warriorscmoutoplay: Admirably (211-115), c, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 11/24, 5 1/2f, 1:3.92, $23,400.

CHAMP PEGASUS Barton Thoroughbreds (805) 693 1777 • info@bartonthoroughbreds.com www.bartonthoroughbreds.com Champ Pegasus—Sweet Bourbon: Barrel Aged (81-32), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 12/8, 1mi, 1:40.14, $6,600. Clubhouse Ride—Mollie O: Mollie O ' McEvoy (31-22), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/28, 6f, 1:11.77, $8,400. Clubhouse Ride—Sunpenny: Sunny Ride (31-22), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/30, 6f, 1:12.22, $8,400. Cogito—Youvegotthatright: You'reright Again (2-1), g, 2 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 11/29, 6f, 1:10.76, $13,200. Coil—Jen's New Chapter: Jenpirestrikesback (47-19), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 12/5, 5 1/2f, 1:5.20, $6,600. Coil—All Star Cast: Loafers Boy (47-19), g, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MSW, 12/8, 5 1/2f, 1:3.87, $24,000. Comic Strip—Ms. Booty: Indian Peak (26-17), c, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 11/23, 1mi (T), 1:39.86, $23,400. Creative Cause—Victoria's On Fire: Summer Fire (164-92), c, 2 yo, Del Mar, MSW, 12/1, 5 1/2f, 1:4.58, $31,200. Cyclotron—Myra G.: War Games (42-23), c, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/23, 6f, 1:11.24, $6,600.

DADDY NOSE BEST BG Thoroughbred Farm (951) 654-9100 www.bgthoroughbreds.com Daddy Nose Best—Marina Del Heat: People's Will (12-3), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/29, 1mi, 1:42.10, $6,600. Decarchy—Gemstone Jean: Wesphire (50-19), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 12/14, 6f, 1:11.22, $23,400.


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Einstein (BRZ)—Pleasing Sunrise: Midnight Sunrise (31-16), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 11/30, 5 1/2f, 1:4.57, $23,400. Elusive Warning—Lady Sorceress: Kijani (34-12), g, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 12/14, 6f, 1:10.14, $3,534. Empire Way—River Cutie: Rio Cutie (80-37), g, 2 yo, Zia Park, MCL, 11/25, 6f, 1:12.00, $8,400. Empire Way—Wacky Thoughts: Hacienda Blvd (80-37), c, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 12/15, 5 1/2f, 1:5.35, $6,600.

FULLBRIDLED Daehling Ranch (916) 685 4965 www.daehlingranch.com Fullbridled—Sing for Gold: Full of Gold (10-6), g, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 12/14, 4 1/2f, 51.40, $3,683. Fusaichi Pegasus—Powerofvoodoo: California Jewels (82-34), f, 4 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 12/7, 4 1/2f, 52.08, $3,571. Giacomo—Magdalenka: Shez a Grinder (36-14), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/30, 5 1/2f, 1:6.18, $6,300. Good Journey—Key Lime Pie: Cyprus Avenue (35-23), f, 4 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 11/26, 5 1/2f, 1:4.81, $3,571. Govenor Charlie—Elusive Beauty: Baltimore Beecho (11-5), c, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 12/7, 5 1/2f, 1:5.04, $12,600. Govenor Charlie—Rachels Belle: Charlie's Belle (11-5), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 12/12, 1mi, 1:41.65, $6,300. Grazen—Your Cheatin Heart: Loretta (46-25), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 11/21, 5 1/2f, 1:4.95, $6,300. Grazen—Rule the Storm: Aleda Lutz (46-25), f, 3 yo, Parx Racing, MCL, 12/3, 6f, 1:14.26, $10,800. Heatseeker (IRE)—Albany Candy: Atomic Candy (51-23), g, 3 yo, Delta Downs, MCL, 12/11, 1mi, 1:42.55, $8,400.

HE BE FIRE N ICE Ridgeley Farm (951) 654 7728 ridgeleyfarmhemet@gmail.com He Be Fire N Ice—Hannah's Dowery: Fire Diamonds (11-4), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 12/6, 1mi, 1:41.48, $7,800. He Be Fire N Ice—Ridge Kitten: Ice Kitty (11-4), f, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 12/13, 5 1/2f, 1:5.04, $12,600.

LAKERVILLE Harris Farms (800) 311 6211 www.harrisfarms.com Lakerville—For Sure for Sure: Sure Magic (20-10), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 12/8, 1mi, 1:39.80, $5,500. Last Draw—Montada: Draw Me (2-1), f, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 12/13, 5 1/2f, 1:4.53, $6,600. Maclean's Music—A Bit of Pressure: Classic Melody (131-73), f, 2 yo, Gulfstream Park, MCL, 12/15, 7f, 1:27.11, $10,200. Marino Marini—Seaside Sanctuary: Circulodeganadoras (46-19), f, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 12/5, 5f, 59.17, $5,500. Ministers Wild Cat—In Other Words: Quetta's in Charge (99-55), c, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 12/8, 5f, 59.26, $6,300. Munnings—Awesome Annie: Fratelli (237-137), g, 3 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 11/24, 5 1/2f, 1:3.15, $10,800. Northern Causeway—Ann's Intuition: Extractor (25-9), c, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 12/12, 5 1/2f, 1:4.05, $12,600. Old Topper—Cherokee Kiss: Carnelian Hero (23-13), g, 2 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 11/22, 6f, 1:11.68, $17,400. Overanalyze—Golden Style: Analyze Her Style (151-79), f, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 12/11, 6f, 1:12.17, $3,571.

Sierra Sunset—Dancing Event: Bernardos Hideaway (39-16), g, 3 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 12/7, 5f, 1:0.23, $5,500. Slew's Tiznow—Silken Sash (IRE): Tizzy (45-28), f, 4 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 12/14, 1mi, 1:38.52, $23,400. Slew's Tiznow—Joyful Emma: Tiz Emma (45-28), c, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MCL, 12/15, 1mi, 1:40.95, $6,300.

SMILING TIGER Harris Farms (800) 311 6211 www.harrisfarms.com Smiling Tiger—Lottawampum: Kristi's Tiger (83-48), f, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 12/6, 5 1/2f, 1:5.47, $12,600. Smiling Tiger—Silver Score: Florentine Diamond (83-48), f, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MSW, 12/13, 5 1/2f, 1:5.13, $24,000. Southern Image—Desert Dearest: Desert Dude (26-10), g, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 12/1, 5 1/2f, 1:4.16, $23,400. Square Eddie—Koukla: Secret Square (85-42), f, 2 yo, Del Mar, MCL, 11/29, 5 1/2f, 1:4.60, $17,400. Square Eddie—Cryptic: Shinny (85-42), c, 2 yo, Golden Gate Fields, MSW, 12/15, 5f, 58.51, $23,400. Square Eddie—Cash Shredder: Spendaholic (85-42), g, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 12/15, 5f, 56.88, $9,000. Stormberg—Krasavitsa: Devils Game (8-3), g, 3 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 12/15, 4 1/2f, 53.69, $3,980. Street Life—Gorgeous Trieste: Street Punk (16-5), g, 3 yo, Los Alamitos, MCL, 12/7, 4 1/2f, 52.64, $4,090. Typhoon Slew—Defant Thought: Wilt (3-2), g, 3 yo, Turf Paradise, MCL, 11/18, 5f, 57.47, $3,534. U S Ranger—Stormin Mon: Stormin Ranger (82-41), f, 3 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MSW, 12/8, 5 1/2f, 1:4.96, $24,000. U S Ranger—Chalula One: For My Brother (82-41), f, 2 yo, Los Alamitos Race Course, MCL, 12/15, 5 1/2f, 1:5.45, $10,200.

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Health

CHEWING THE FAT

FEEDING FAT AS A SUPPLEMENT

BY HEATHER SMITH THOMAS

“A certain amount of oil, for instance, provides three times the energy as the same amount of oats,” she said. Horses readily metabolize fat, even though their digestive systems are best adapted for processing fber. Nutritionists in earlier years thought horses did not digest fat very well, since they have no gall bladder, an important organ in meat-eating animals that secretes bile to help break 52

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Fat in the diet is a horse’s most effcient source of energy

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eeding fat has become common practice with horses that need more total energy in their diet, especially horses in athletic careers, young growing horses, thin horses, or lactating broodmares. Kathleen Crandell, PhD, an equine nutritionist with Kentucky Equine Research, explains that fat is a very concentrated energy source.


WHY FEED FAT?

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down and digest fats. In addition, the horse’s natural feeds—forages—contain very little fat. Research during the past four decades, however, shows that horses can well tolerate a diet even as high as 18-20% fat. Some studies at Texas A & M and Cornell University showed that weanlings grow faster with less total feed intake when fat is added to their rations, and performance horses can utilize fat for energy, needing less grain, reducing such risks as colic, laminitis, and ulcers that can occur from a high-grain diet. A fat-supplemented diet has no efect on the pH of the cecum whereas a high carbohydrate diet (grain) can have a very detrimental efect on microbes in the cecum and large colon. If a horse is fed too much grain, some of it gets to the large intestine before being fully digested and can create problems.

Lactating mares that have trouble keeping their weight are often helped by adding fat to their diet.

Adding a little fat to the diet can help a in winter, when any moisture in a feed thin horse put on weight or help an ath- might freeze and have solid clumps or be letic horse perform better, providing the hard as a brick. Increasing the oil content calories needed for hard work. can help prevent that problem. For this “If a horse needs the extra calories but you want to lower the amount of starch and sugars, fat can replace most of those calories,” said Crandell. “Horsemen can also feed a little fat to help with vitamin absorption, since the fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, and E are transported into body cells via fat. Another reason to feed fat would be because of its fatty-acid content; you might want to increase the Omega 3 fatty acids in the diet.” Older horses can be kept in better body condition with use of fat supplements, especially if they have bad Animal fats such as lard are not as digestible or as teeth or if their digestive efciency has palatable for horses... declined. Fat supplements can also help a broodmare that has trouble keeping her weight during the stress of lactation. Adding oil to a concentrate feed can also reduce dustiness, along with adding a few more calories. “Feed manufacturers use fat to reduce dust and improve mixing quality; it makes the ingredients slide and mix better, without clumping,” said ...as are fats derived from vegetable oils such Crandell. “Tis is especially benefcial as linseed oil www.ctba.com

reason, feed manufacturers commonly change the type of molasses they use in winter, to one with a higher fat content.” Tis not only keeps the feed from “bricking,” it also adds extra calories a horse might need in cold weather. TYPES OF FAT

Tere are vegetable fats and animal fats. “Animal fats include tallow, lard, rendered fat, fsh oil, etc.,” said Crandell. “Lard, tallow, and rendered fat are highly saturated (which makes them solid at room temperature) and fairly unpalatable for horses. Fish fat, as well as most vegetable fats, are usually oils. “Te vegetable oils are nearly 100% fat and usually at least 95% digestible. By contrast, the animal fats are only about 75% digestible. While animal fats are often more economical, they don’t taste as good to horses, have lower digestibility, and tend to become rancid quicker. Most people don’t feed animal fats to horses because there are so many other choices.” Te terms “fat” and “oil” are often interchangeable when discussing fat supplements. Oils are types of fat,

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Health and there are basically two types of oils. “One is cold-pressed and the other is solvent-extracted,” said Crandell. “Cold-pressed simply means the oil has been squeezed out of the soybeans, olives, oilseeds, etc. Virgin olive oil is coldpressed, for instance. For the solvent-extraction process, a chemical is used. Te material is frst ground up and then combined with something that dissolves the fat out of the solids. Ten the residue is removed, and what’s left is oil. “You get more oil out of the oilseeds with solvent-extraction, but you are also exposing it to the chemicals. By contrast, the coldpressed material, since the oil is simply squeezed out, leaves a few other nutrients intact within the oil, like vitamin E. Tere are also some other nutritional factors remaining, so cold-pressed oils are the healthiest. “Because the cold-pressed oil contains all these other components, it is more susceptible to rancidity, however. It may not keep as well. You need to keep it cool and in the dark, and use it up fairly quickly. Don’t buy larger amounts than you can use within a reasonable time. Te solvent-extracted oils have longer shelf life.” Options for vegetable oils are many, and include soybean oil, corn oil, sunfower, safower, peanut, olive oil, cottonseed, linseed, coconut, palm, rice, camelina, hemp, and chia. “If you buy vegetable oil in the store, it’s usually a mix of soy and canola oil,” said Crandell. “Mineral oil is not digested and has no nutritional qualities. It is simply given to horses with colic or impaction as a lubricant to help move the contents on through the digestive tract. “Tere are some high-fat ingredients and byproducts you can feed horses, rather than just adding oil to a feed. Tese high-fat products may include ingredients like rice bran, wheat germ, coconut meal, faxseed, sunfower seed, etc.” If you are feeding a high-fat product such as linseed meal or coconut meal, 54

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“One reason that some people feed rice oil is because it is high in gamma oryzanol, but it is expensive,” Crandell said. Gamma oryzanol is an antioxidant and supports the growth of lean muscle tissue and healthy levels of digestive enzymes. Olive oil is another oil that is expensive to feed to horses, as is fsh oil, an animal fat, which a few people feed. “If a person feeds fsh oil, it’s usually not for the energy, but for the Cold-pressed versions of oils, such as coconut, omega-3 fatty acids,” said Crandell. above, and soy, below, “Te interesting thing about the have more health benefts omega-3 fatty acids in fsh oil is that as other nutrients are left they are in a more available form and intact within the oil readily utilized by the body. “Te omega-3 fatty acid found in fax is alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), and it is converted by an enzyme into DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), which are two anti-infammatories. Te step from ALA to the DHA and EPA is rate-limited by that enzyme, so the conversion rate may be fairly low. If you feed fsh oil, however, the form of the fatty acid in the fsh oil is already DHA and EPA; it doesn’t have to be converted. It is right there, for the body to use.” Research on the efects of DHA and EPA in the horse—studies that have been done with fsh oil versus fax— Horsemen can also shown more positive results with the feed a little fat to help with has fsh oil because of the form of the fatty vitamin absorption, since acids. “Even though it sounds contrary to the fat-soluble vitamins like feed fsh oil to horses, people in Iceland A,D, and E are transported feed fsh (salt herring) to their horses in into body cells via fat.” winter,” said Crandell. “Tis is actually the best type of oil if you are feeding for the — Dr. Kathleen Crandall omega-3 fatty acids. Tere are also some marine sources of DHA (from algae), there often will be some protein as well which may also give those same benefts.” as fat. “Flax/linseed meal and coconut meal OMEGA-3 VERSUS OMEGA-6 Some fats have a healthier omega-3/ are what’s left after the oil is extracted, but some fat remains,” said Crandell. “It is dif- omega-6 ratio than others. “If you are feeding just for energy, it ferent from ground or whole fax, which doesn’t really matter,” said Crandell. “Oil would contain more fat (about 40%).” Rice bran is just the outer layer of the is oil, and they all have the same amount rice grain, but that’s where all the fat is lo- of calories. Corn oil is by far the most palcated. Te center of the rice grain is most- atable (in all the studies that have been done), but horses will eat the other oils. ly starch.

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Health Tey tend to like soy oil, coconut oil, and sunfower oil. “Some of the oils like linseed/faxseed oil, rice oil, hemp oil, etc. won’t be used in large quantities. You would feed them for their other nutritional benefts rather than just energy. You’d generally select those because they are high in omega-3 fatty acids or have a nice balance of both fatty acids. “Omega-3 and omega-6 are both essential fatty acids, which means that the horse can’t produce these in the body and has to get them from the diet. Te omega-6 fatty acids are pro-infammatory. Te body needs some infammatory response to injury, infection, etc. as part of any healing process. But if there is too much of this infammatory response, it can be damaging. “Omega-3 fatty acids are less infammatory, and they help reduce infammation. You need a proper balance between these two kinds of fatty acids. “Some of the benefts from omega-3 fatty acids include support of the immune function. Some of the specifc results from supplementation of omega-3s are improvement in skin conditions; it helps reduce reactions to skin irritations. It also helps horses with allergies and is benefcial for fertility in stallions (sperm concentration, motility, and viability), reproduction in mares, colostrum quality, passive transfer of antibodies to the foal from colostrum, and respiratory health. Horses with infammation in the respiratory tract can be helped with omega-3 supplementation. Tere are also indications that supplementation can help with infammation in joints.” Tus, it is very important to have the right balance between the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, with not too many omega-6s. In the past, most horses were fed corn oil as the added fat in their diet. “It’s palatable and easy to feed, and you can buy it in large containers at reasonable price,” said Crandell. “Ten we discovered that corn oil is high in omega-6 fatty acids. Te omega-6 to omega-3 ratio in corn oil is 56 parts omega-6 to 1 part omega-3.” Grass is a good source of omega-3 fatty 56

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FATS CAN GET RANCID Be careful about leaving fats out in the open for lengthy time periods, cautions Kathleen Crandell, PhD, an equine nutritionist with Kentucky Equine Research. “Once the oil is poured out of the bottle and put on the feed, don’t leave the feed sitting for a long time before it is eaten,” she said. “As the oil is exposed to the air, it starts to oxidize and break down and will become rancid. It won’t spoil in just a few minutes, but you wouldn’t want to keep something that’s mixed up in the morning to feed that evening, particularly in hot weather. In the winter it might be OK for 24 hours.” Horses are very sensitive in terms of smell and taste, and they may reject something that smells or tastes rancid. You will know if a horse is eating too much fat or if the fat is rancid because their frm “road apples” will turn into “cow pies.”

It is important to have the right balance between the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, with not too many omega-6s

acids, even though there is not a lot of fat in grass, more than omega-6, says Crandell. So horses on a natural diet of grass get the proper balance for good health.

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“We don’t know what the ideal ratio should be in the horse’s body, but current recommendations for humans are about fve parts omega-6 to one part omega-3, which is the opposite of what we fnd in grass. Most oils are higher in omega-6 than omega-3. Corn oil is 56 to1, while linseed oil is 0.2 to 1, which means it is much higher in omega-3 than corn oil is. Te oils that are really high in omega-6 are corn, sunfower, peanut oil, and safower oil. “Coconut oil is a little diferent because it is high in medium-chain fatty acids. If you look at the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3, it looks a little bad (almost 15 omega-6 to 1 omega-3), but most of the oil consists of medium-chain fatty acids. You wouldn’t be feeding coconut oil for the omega-3s.” Palm oil is a little higher in omega-6, but also contains some diferent fatty acids, says Crandell. “Soybean oil and canola have a nice balance,” she said. “Soy is 7 omega-6 to 1 omega-3, so it’s still a little high, but not bad. Tis is the most commonly used oil in commercial concentrate feeds. Canola is only 2-1, so it is higher in omega-3 fatty acids than any of the other commonly used oils. If you buy oil to feed for energy and are also thinking about the omega-3s, canola is probably the best one.” In earlier research looking at corn oil versus rice bran, exercising horses had higher heart rates when fed corn oil. “Whether the omega-3 fatty acids actually afect performance, we don’t know,” Crandell said. “But there are some indications that the oils that are really high in omega-6 fatty acids can adversely afect performance.” Tere are a few new fat products on the market for horses, including hemp oil and camelina oil. “Te camelina is high in omega-3 fatty acids,” said Crandell. “Hemp oil is not as high in omega-3. It is actually higher in omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3, but people tout it because it also has omega-9. Te body can actually make omega-9 fatty acids, however, so it’s not an essential fatty acid. It’s nice to have it in there, but not really necessary.”


JERSEY TOWN (KY)

CITY WOLF

GALLANT SON

FEE: $3,000 LIVE FOAL

FEE: $3,000 LIVE FOAL

FEE: $2,000 LIVE FOAL

Won Cigar Mile [G1] - 111 Beyer (2nd highest Beyer of 2010 at a mile) and $400,000 Kelso H. [G2] 110 Beyer (2nd highest Beyer of 2012 at a mile).

Half-brother to Top Sires GHOSTZAPPER & CITY ZIP. Out of Broodmare-of-the-Year Baby Zip. Graded Stakes Winner by 3X Champion Sire Giant’s Causeway. Winner of the Durham Cups by 2 ½ lenghts.

California Graded Stakes Winner with G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic Winners in Male AND Female Family Won or Placed in 16 Stakes – 6 Graded Eight-Time Stakes Winner of $552,528.

FULLBRIDLED

RUMPUS CAT

MESA THUNDER

Speightstown - Jersey Girl, by Belong to Me

Unbridled’s Song – Constantia, by Relaunch

Giant’s Causeway – Baby Zip, by Relaunch

Street Sense – Sweet Catomine by Storm Cat

FEE: $1,500 LIVE FOAL

FEE: $2,500 LIVE FOAL

By the late UNBRIDLED’S SONG sire of 4 Champions, including Breeders’ Cup Classic G1 - ARROGATE and WILL TAKE CHARGE. Average earnings per starter $31,000.

Out of SWEET CATOMINE a Multiple Graded Stakes winner of $1,059,600. Including the G1 Santa Anita Oaks and the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies

Malabar Gold – Explicitly, by Exploit

Sky Mesa – Citiview, by Citidancer FEE: $1,000 LIVE FOAL Proven California Sire from Pulpit Sire Line. Half-brother to multiple Grade 1 SW MIDNIGHT LUCKY (100 Beyer). Out of a full sister to HOOKEDONTHEFEELIN (Grade 1, 109 Beyer) – dam of PUSSYCAT DOLL (Grade 1, 112 Beyer) & JIMMY CREED (Grade 1, 105 Beyer).

COACH BOB

Bertrando – Gentleman’s Hope, by Yankee Gentleman Fee: $1,500 LIVE FOAL Multiple Stakes-placed winner of $211,367, fnished second to multiple GSW, BIG MACHER, in the Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprints earning a 102 E#. From a small crop to race COACH BOB has sired 100% Winners/Starters all winners at 2, including MSW winners FIRST COACH, 2019 winners are SMOKIN HOT BOBBIE ($41,732) and HABOBANERO ($34,398)

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Breeder

Starts

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

342 364 710 893 458 523 65 211 136 267 62 235 127 198 199 348 264 98 209 217 190 184 55 11 100 66 127 56 54 68 22 58 125 124 40 33 171 123 13 79 77 21 60 67 47 115 18 69 49 74 17 71 70 49 66 48

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Wins

58 60 101 105 58 78 15 50 17 39 14 35 20 24 21 31 31 13 31 27 86 13 5 4 11 14 15 16 11 9 9 5 11 22 6 5 12 11 3 13 13 6 10 7 3 18 3 14 9 16 4 14 11 10 15 9

Stakes Wins

6 10 3 2 6 6 6 4 4 0 4 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

Leading Earner

Eddie Haskell ($318,104) S Y Sky ($355,620) Show It N Moe It ($176,137) Principe Carlo ($129,833) Fashionably Fast ($212,660) Queen Bee to You ($293,703) Sneaking Out ($223,331) Acclimate ($329,182) Spiced Perfection ($592,000) Royal Trump ($144,671) Mucho Unusual ($298,382) Ready Say Go ($79,485) Oliver ($170,021) Oh My Oh ($73,914) Gypsy Blu ($165,054) Tip Top Gal ($90,078) Psycho Dar ($75,583) Fly the Sky ($79,751) League of Shadows ($58,432) Feeling Strong ($88,553) Solid Wager ($130,439) Mo See Cal ($125,634) The Hunted ($158,397) Marckie’s Water ($252,422) Chasin Lucas ($88,553) Minister of Soul ($123,421) Creative Instinct ($56,856) Getoffmyback ($86,625) El Tigre Terrible ($118,300) Kitty Boom Boom ($111,351) Bulletproof One ($165,400) Golden Birthday ($117,394) Lucky Stepper ($39,224) Bombay All Day ($40,125) Irish Heatwave ($166,084) Edwards Going Left ($95,420) Unbridled Ethos ($45,060) Swiss Minister ($40,053) Galilean ($215,000) True Regard ($46,956) Ground Attack ($108,024) Castle ($122,397) Misirlou ($78,000) On Raglan Road ($102,428) North County Guy ($110,915) Peppers Ace ($41,860) Tap Back ($182,100) Awesome Silver ($80,720) Blue Diva ($148,944) Hot Rodin ($54,300) California Journey ($108,115) For the Hustle ($35,233) Music Babe ($116,760) Warren’s Showtime ($126,271) Premium Forest ($96,960) Dialed Up ($60,000)

Earnings

$2,882,108 $2,369,348 $2,102,072 $2,023,269 $1,682,757 $1,522,402 $1,056,520 $1,017,382 $983,208 $936,881 $764,690 $712,469 $653,650 $630,216 $623,295 $580,969 $505,456 $435,281 $429,164 $428,853 $420,719 $409,361 $396,433 $364,822 $344,334 $294,056 $289,323 $286,228 $268,791 $268,406 $267,258 $260,164 $258,693 $252,553 $250,305 $245,154 $241,511 $240,634 $236,751 $236,143 $229,607 $229,537 $227,197 $213,527 $213,156 $205,693 $205,149 $204,816 $204,338 $201,730 $198,789 $193,537 $191,120 $190,776 $189,113 $183,853


“GRADE 2” STAKES WINNER

ETHNIC DANCE

Tribal Rule – House Of Danzing, by Chester House • 2020 FEE: $2,500 LF

Outstanding Individual, Conformation & Pedigree (16.2)

• By TRIBAL RULE a leading California Sire of approximately $38.5 Million including

1-Champion 8-Graded Stakes Winners 53-Stakes Winners 44-Stakes Placers • ETHNIC DANCE is a magnifcent individual and had tremendous talent, a half-brother to TWIRLING CANDY, a leading 2-year-old and turf sire. • From the family of AFFIRMED, their dam HOUSE OF DANZING has produced three graded stakes winners from 4 foals to race. ETHNIC DANCE ($302,210) broke his maiden on the turf in a Maiden Special Weight at Betfair Hollywood Park, running the mile in 1.35.03 winning gate to wire by 6 ¾ lengths. Won the G2 Del Mar Derby gate to wire by 1 ¼ lengths, fnished 3rd in the California Dreamin H. defeating California Champion UNUSUAL HEATWAVE and 3rd in the Crystal Water Stakes defeating MULTIPLE Graded Stakes Placed ROUSING SERMON. ETHNIC DANCE FIRST FOALS WILL BE 2-YEAR-OLDS OF 2020.

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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

Rnrs

Strts

Races Won

1 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

178

1301

177

$6,233,006

Sire

Earned

1 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

46

40 $2,082,833

$45,279

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

220

1701

174

$4,343,742

2 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

86

78 $3,301,426

$38,389

3 Graydar, 2009, by Unbridled’s Song

139

854

122

$3,894,905

3 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

77

65 $2,727,293

$35,419

4 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

86

500

78

$3,301,426

178 177 $6,233,006

$35,017

5 • Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

126

850

113

$3,054,959

4 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini 5 Mr. Big, 2003, by Dynaformer

10

12

$328,692

$32,869

6 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

77

461

65

$2,727,293

6 † Indian Evening, 2009, by Indian Charlie

16

13

$507,027

$31,689

7 Sir Prancealot (IRE), 2010, by Tamayuz (GB) 122

784

81

$2,557,545

$29,662

8 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

85

452

88

$2,521,273

$29,448

9 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

147

830

103

$2,285,269

46

279

40

$2,082,833

11 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 99

651

95

$1,784,932

12 Jersey Town, 2006, by Speightstown

91

546

92

$1,682,317

13 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

74

485

85

$1,572,020

14 Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker

82

520

60

$1,235,086

15 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

45

264

49

$1,078,220

16 Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat

52

278

35

$1,077,457

17 Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG) 50

370

43

$1,046,561

7 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger 8 Passion for Gold, 2007, by Medaglia d’Oro

85 11

9 Clubhouse Ride, 2008, by Candy Ride (ARG) 31 10 † Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

88 $2,521,273 15 31

$323,931 $902,268

$29,105

23

25

$660,918

$28,736

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

20

$397,243

$28,375

139 122 $3,894,905

$28,021

12 Graydar, 2009, by Unbridled’s Song

10 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

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

26

26

$697,397

$26,823

14 Big Bad Leroybrown, 2004, by Wild Again

15

17

$391,491

$26,099

15 † Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

26

27

$652,477

$25,095

126 113 $3,054,959

$24,246

18 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

86

564

61

$1,017,770

16 • Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat 17 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

45

49 $1,078,220

$23,960

19 Boisterous, 2007, by Distorted Humor

42

253

28

$929,157

18 Tannersmyman, 1998, by Lord Carson

20

20

$463,708

$23,185

20 Clubhouse Ride, 2008, by Candy Ride (ARG) 31

151

31

$902,268

19 Boisterous, 2007, by Distorted Humor

42

28

$929,157

$22,123

21 Coil, 2008, by Point Given

47

242

34

$892,222

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

11

$240,328

$21,848

22 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

46

335

51

$798,229

23 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

42

271

48

$742,417

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

26

160

26

$697,397

25 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

46

290

38

$669,993

26 Champ Pegasus, 2006, by Fusaichi Pegasus

81

476

49

$665,912

2019 LEADING TURF SIRES IN CALIFORNIA (MINIMUM 50 STARTS) Sire

Rnrs Strts Wnrs Wins

Earned

1 Sir Prancealot (IRE), 2010, by Tamayuz (GB) 112 533

42

63 $2,267,521

27 † Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

23

131

25

$660,918

2 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

56 183

19

32 $2,016,906

28 † Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

26

202

27

$652,477

3 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

54 215

21

34 $1,945,655

29 † Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 52

366

43

$615,947

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

76 240

10

12 $1,093,235

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

31

173

28

$558,112

5 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

26

$620,277

31 † Decarchy,1997, by Distant View

50

352

26

$540,529

11

$569,810

32 Kafwain,2000, by Cherokee Run

49

304

26

$519,357

60

6 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

48 126

5 10

8

7 Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat

25

65

2

6

$507,893

33 † Indian Evening,2009, by Indian Charlie

16

81

13

$507,027

8 Graydar, 2009, by Unbridled’s Song

54 118

11

13

$485,217

34 Idiot Proof,2004, by Benchmark

24

107

21

$485,168

9 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

33

6

7

$398,145

35 Tannersmyman,1998, by Lord Carson

20

150

20

$463,708

$359,266

36 Smart Bid, 2006, by Smart Strike

28

163

15

$456,987

$354,854

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

33

211

27

$451,009

$331,706

38 Informed, 2004, by Tiznow

36

224

25

$447,073

39 Surf Cat, 2002, by Sir Cat

24

155

20

$446,667

40 Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

46

283

36

$433,720

41 Bold Chieftain, 2003, by Chief Seattle

28

185

23

$427,246

42 Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy

35

198

21

$406,279

43 Sierra Sunset, 2005, by Bertrando

39

291

30

$399,116

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

129

20

$397,243

10 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

16

11 Boisterous, 2007, by Distorted Humor 12 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

26 36

13 • Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat 14 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

34

68 34 68 79 93

55 139

6 7 11 6

9 7 11 8

$327,559

8

9

$286,521

15 Golden Balls (IRE), 2004, by Danehill Dancer (IRE) 7

27

4

5

$284,143

16 Clubhouse Ride, 2008, by Candy Ride (ARG) 14

36

5

7

$260,009

17 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

27

90

11

13

$246,435

18 Anthony’s Cross, 2008, by Indian Charlie

11

35

2

3

$221,258

45 Big Bad Leroybrown, 2004, by Wild Again

15

118

17

$391,491

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

36

4

5

$207,335

46 † The Pamplemousse,2006, by Kafwain

24

137

16

$372,194

20 Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

38

4

7

$205,997

14

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 Dec. 15, 2019.

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Leading California Sires Lists 2019 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY NUMBER OF WINNERS

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

Sire

Races Rnrs Won

Sire

Earned

Median

Wnrs

Races Won

Earned

1 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

178

103

177 $6,233,006

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

31

31

$902,268 $24,021

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

220

101

174 $4,343,742

2 † Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

26

27

$652,477 $22,113

3 Graydar, 2009, by Unbridled’s Song

139

74

122 $3,894,905

3 Mr. Big, 2003, by Dynaformer

10

12

$328,692 $20,936

4 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

147

69

103 $2,285,269

4 Gig Harbor, 2008, by City Zip

10

15

$212,253 $20,015

5 • Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

126

64

113 $3,054,959

5 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

86

78 $3,301,426 $19,798

6 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

99

55

95 $1,784,932

6 Big Bad Leroybrown, 2004, by Wild Again

15

17

$391,491 $19,195

7 Jersey Town, 2006, by Speightstown

7 † Suances (GB), 1997, by Most Welcome (GB)

11

11

$240,328 $18,551

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

8 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

46

40 $2,082,833 $18,396

9 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

178 177 $6,233,006 $16,875

91

52

92 $1,682,317

122

50

81 $2,557,545

85

48

88 $2,521,273

10 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

74

46

85 $1,572,020

9 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

10 Storm Wolf, 2002, by Stormin Fever

16

27

$318,998 $15,808

11 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

86

44

61 $1,017,770

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

26

26

$697,397 $15,259

12 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

86

43

78 $3,301,426

12 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

77

65 $2,727,293 $15,230

13 Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker

82

39

60 $1,235,086

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

11

15

$323,931 $14,450

14 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

77

38

65 $2,727,293

14 Lakerville, 2008, by Unusual Heat

20

14

$346,680 $13,776

15 Champ Pegasus, 2006, by Fusaichi Pegasus

81

32

49

$665,912

15 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

74

85 $1,572,020 $13,264

16 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

46

29

51

$798,229

16 Boisterous, 2007, by Distorted Humor

42

28

$929,157 $12,923

17 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

45

28

49 $1,078,220

17 † Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

23

25

$660,918 $12,813

18 Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG) 50

27

43 $1,046,561

18 Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG)

50

43 $1,046,561 $12,798

19 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

46

25

40 $2,082,833

19 Jersey Town, 2006, by Speightstown

91

92 $1,682,317 $12,275

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

52

24

43

$615,947

20 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

45

49 $1,078,220 $12,211

21 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

42

23

48

$742,417

46

23

38

$669,993

Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled

2019 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY AVERAGE EARNINGS PER START

2019 LEADING SIRES IN CALIFORNIA BY NUMBER OF RACES WON

(MINIMUM 100 STARTS) Sire

Rnrs

Srts

Earned

Earnings Start

Sire

Rnrs

Srts

Races Won

Earned

1 Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark

46

279 $2,082,833

$7,465

1 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

178 1301

177

$6,233,006

2 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

86

500 $3,301,426

$6,603

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

220 1701

174

$4,343,742

151

$5,975

3 Graydar, 2009, by Unbridled’s Song

139

854

122

$3,894,905

3 Clubhouse Ride, 2008, by Candy Ride (ARG) 31

$902,268

4 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

77

461 $2,727,293

$5,916

4 • Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

126

850

113

$3,054,959

5 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

85

452 $2,521,273

$5,578

5 † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

147

830

103

$2,285,269

6 † Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time

23

131

$660,918

$5,045

6 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

99

651

95

$1,784,932

7 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

178 1301 $6,233,006

$4,791

7 Jersey Town, 2006, by Speightstown

91

546

92

$1,682,317

8 Graydar, 2009, by Unbridled’s Song

139

854 $3,894,905

$4,561

8 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

85

452

88

$2,521,273

24

107

$485,168

$4,534

9 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

74

485

85

$1,572,020

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

26

160

$697,397

$4,359

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

122

784

81

$2,557,545

11 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

45

264 $1,078,220

$4,084

11 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

86

500

78

$3,301,426

9 Idiot Proof, 2004, by Benchmark

12 Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat

52

278 $1,077,457

$3,876

12 † Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev

77

461

65

$2,727,293

13 Coil, 2008, by Point Given

47

242

$892,222

$3,687

13 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

86

564

61

$1,017,770

14 Boisterous, 2007, by Distorted Humor

42

253

$929,157

$3,673

14 Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker

82

520

60

$1,235,086

850 $3,054,959

$3,594

15 Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai

46

335

51

$798,229

16 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

45

264

49

$1,078,220

81

476

49

$665,912

15 • Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat 16 Big Bad Leroybrown, 2004, by Wild Again

62

Rnrs

126

$391,491

$3,318

17 Sir Prancealot (IRE), 2010, by Tamayuz (GB) 122

784 $2,557,545

$3,262

18 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

74

485 $1,572,020

$3,241

18 Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam

42

271

48

$742,417

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

31

173

$558,112

$3,226

19 Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG)

50

370

43

$1,046,561

20 Tannersmyman, 1998, by Lord Carson

20

150

$463,708

$3,091

† Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 52

366

43

$615,947

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

Strts

Races Won

Earned

1 Clubhouse Ride, 2008, by Candy Ride (ARG) 20

75

16

$568,646

2 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

21

70

10

$520,823

3 Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker

30

121

15

$519,632

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

53

177

11

$498,451

5 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

18

52

12

$478,942

6 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

34

126

12

$473,568

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

34

165

19

8 Graydar, 2009, by Unbridled’s Song

24

67

7

9 Boisterous, 2007, by Distorted Humor

15

71

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

5

Sire

Rnrs

11 Jersey Town, 2006, by Speightstown

Wnrs

Races Won

20

13

16

$568,646

30

13

15

$519,632

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

34

12

19

$298,880

4 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

34

11

12

$473,568

5 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

21

9

10

$520,823

I’ll Have Another, 2009, by Flower Alley

53

9

11

$498,451

$298,880

Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

18

9

12

$478,942

$277,750

Jersey Town, 2006, by Speightstown

19

9

12

$209,676

10

$269,369

9 Boisterous, 2007, by Distorted Humor

15

8

10

$269,369

21

4

$241,029

24

6

7

$277,750

Sire

1 Clubhouse Ride, 2008, by Candy Ride (ARG) Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker

10 Graydar, 2009, by Unbridled’s Song

19

62

12

$209,676

12 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 13

51

8

$200,053

13 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

11

32

7

$199,992

14 Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG) 9

31

4

$193,978

15 Idiot Proof, 2004, by Benchmark

5

17

3

$179,390

16 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

8

27

9

$160,655

17 Mr. Big, 2003, by Dynaformer

6

17

4

$151,646

18 • Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat

14

52

3

$150,939

Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG)

19 Govenor Charlie, 2010, by Midnight Lute

11

54

6

$146,217

Mr. Big, 2003, by Dynaformer

7

21

5

$142,618

• Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit

20 † Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

Races Rnrs Won

Earned

8

6

9

$160,655

5

7

$199,992

Govenor Charlie, 2010, by Midnight Lute

11

5

6

$146,217

14 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

13

4

8

$200,053

† Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom

7

4

5

$142,618

Curlin to Mischief, 2011, by Curlin

6

4

4

$84,573

5

3

4

$241,029

9

3

4

$193,978

6

3

4

$151,646

14

3

3

$150,939

13

3

3

$110,089

8

3

4

$94,649

14

3

3

$56,022

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

Champ Pegasus, 2006, by Fusaichi Pegasus

(MINIMUM 5 RUNNERS) Earnings/ Runner

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)

34

165

19

$298,880

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

20

75

16

$568,646

3 Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker

30

121

15

$519,632

4 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

Sire

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

5

4

$241,029

$48,206

2 Idiot Proof, 2004, by Benchmark

5

3

$179,390

$35,878

3 Clubhouse Ride, 2008, by Candy Ride (ARG) 20

16

$568,646

$28,432

4 Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger

18

12

$478,942

$26,608

5 Boat Trip, 2009, by Harlan’s Holiday

5

4

$129,291

$25,858

6 Mr. Big, 2003, by Dynaformer

6

4

$151,646

$25,274

21

10

$520,823

$24,801

5

4

$117,887

$23,577

9 Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG) 9

4

$193,978

$21,553

8

9

$160,655

$20,082

11 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

11

7

$199,992

$18,181

12 Boisterous, 2007, by Distorted Humor

15

10

$269,369

$17,958

13 Empire Way, 2009, by Empire Maker

30

15

$519,632

$17,321

14 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 13

8

$200,053

$15,389

15 Curlin to Mischief, 2011, by Curlin

6

4

$84,573

$14,096

16 Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

34

12

$473,568

$13,928

17 Govenor Charlie, 2010, by Midnight Lute

7 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike 8 Run Brother Ron, 2005, by Perfect Mandate 10 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

11

6

$146,217

$13,292

18 Northern Indy, 2008, by A.P. Indy

5

2

$62,768

$12,554

19 U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

8

4

$94,649

$11,831

24

7

$277,750

$11,573

20 Graydar, 2009, by Unbridled’s Song

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11

12 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig

U S Ranger, 2004, by Danzig

2019 LEADING SIRES OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN CALIFORNIA BY AVERAGE EARNINGS PER RUNNER Sire

Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

Rnrs

18

52

12

$478,942

Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini

34

126

12

$473,568

Jersey Town, 2006, by Speightstown

19

62

12

$209,676

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

53

177

11

$498,451

8 Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike

21

70

10

$520,823

15

71

10

$269,369

8

27

9

$160,655

11 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister

13

51

8

$200,053

12 Graydar, 2009, by Unbridled’s Song

24

67

7

$277,750

11

32

7

$199,992

14 Govenor Charlie, 2010, by Midnight Lute

11

54

6

$146,217

15 † Comic Strip, 1995-17, by Red Ransom

7

21

5

$142,618

Boisterous, 2007, by Distorted Humor 10 Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow

Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig


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

Stallion (Foreign Foaled), Year, Sire

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

15 16 18

22

25

29 31 33 34 35 36 37 39 40

43

46 48 49

† Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev Grazen, 2006, by Benchmark Square Eddie, 2006, by Smart Strike Stay Thirsty, 2008, by Bernardini Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig † Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit • Bluegrass Cat, 2003, by Storm Cat Sir Prancealot (IRE), 2010, by Tamayuz (GB) Idiot Proof, 2004, by Benchmark Smiling Tiger, 2007, by Hold That Tiger Eddington, 2001, by Unbridled One Man Army, 1994, by Roman Diplomat † Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat Street Hero, 2006, by Street Cry (IRE) Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image Clubhouse Ride, 2008, by Candy Ride (ARG) † Indian Evening, 2009, by Indian Charlie Acclamation, 2006, by Unusual Heat Affrmative, 1999, by Unbridled Cyclotron, 2000, by Grand Slam Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy † Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View Jersey Town, 2006, by Speightstown Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run † Heatseeker (IRE), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister Richard’s Kid, 2005, by Lemon Drop Kid Slew’s Tiznow, 2005, by Tiznow † Atticus, 1992, by Nureyev Misremembered, 2006, by Candy Ride (ARG) Bedford Falls, 2003, by Forestry Trapper, 2000, by Iron Cat † Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time Graydar, 2009, by Unbridled’s Song I’ll Have Another, 2009, by Flower Alley Desert Code, 2004, by E Dubai † Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom Surf Cat, 2002, by Sir Cat Lightnin N Thunder, 2001, by Storm Cat Iron Cat, 1995, by Storm Cat Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat † Suances (GB), 1997, by Most Welcome (GB) Bold Chieftain, 2003, by Chief Seattle Grace Upon Grace, 2007, by Rio Verde Unbridled Native, 2001, by Unbridled Boisterous, 2007, by Distorted Humor Thisnearlywasmine, 1994, by Capote Time to Get Even, 2004, by Stephen Got Even Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat

Crops

19 7 7 4 12 10 10 4 7 3 11 9 17 7 11 2 3 4 10 10 12 13 4 13 8 11 3 5 19 5 7 11 16 3 4 7 17 8 13 14 17 12 5 6 4 2 11 7 12

Avg Named Size Foals

43 16 30 73 22 48 74 57 12 54 41 9 42 27 29 30 17 31 12 15 18 33 40 50 29 43 18 25 26 21 7 5 35 82 75 22 21 15 16 11 29 13 14 8 13 41 7 11 32

825 113 209 293 262 476 737 226 86 163 454 84 715 186 322 59 51 122 122 148 217 427 160 647 228 477 54 124 498 106 51 56 558 246 299 157 359 119 210 150 486 151 72 50 53 82 80 74 386

Runners

Winners

2YO Winners

Stakes Winners

Graded Stakes Winners

Progeny Earnings

AEI

Comp Index

632-77% 83-73% 173-83% 231-79% 182-69% 383-80% 579-79% 200-88% 52-60% 100-61% 348-77% 57-68% 582-81% 140-75% 251-78% 32-54% 20-39% 76-62% 76-62% 89-60% 151-70% 301-70% 115-72% 465-72% 179-79% 376-79% 28-52% 74-60% 372-75% 90-85% 38-75% 44-79% 446-80% 175-71% 297-99% 117-75% 274-76% 76-64% 142-68% 117-78% 411-85% 88-58% 45-63% 34-68% 36-68% 43-52% 56-70% 55-74% 295-76%

459-56% 61-54% 135-65% 161-55% 127-48% 260-55% 424-58% 120-53% 28-33% 65-40% 253-56% 40-48% 400-56% 101-54% 184-57% 22-37% 15-29% 44-36% 50-41% 68-46% 91-42% 212-50% 81-51% 339-52% 115-50% 279-58% 19-35% 56-45% 230-46% 55-52% 24-47% 33-59% 345-62% 110-45% 176-59% 80-51% 203-57% 54-45% 95-45% 98-65% 295-61% 54-36% 36-50% 18-36% 18-34% 24-29% 41-51% 35-47% 220-57%

62-8% 12-11% 51-24% 55-19% 24-9% 75-16% 120-16% 74-33% 12-14% 23-14% 59-13% 3-4% 116-16% 20-11% 48-15% 13-22% 7-14% 8-7% 6-5% 1-1% 15-7% 46-11% 26-16% 99-15% 29-13% 72-15% 4-7% 19-15% 45-9% 13-12% 4-8% 13-23% 115-21% 42-17% 46-15% 18-11% 55-15% 6-5% 27-13% 8-5% 81-17% 5-3% 6-8% 9-18% 1-2% 13-16% 5-6% 14-19% 41-11%

49-6% 10-9% 16-8% 7-2% 10-4% 11-2% 34-5% 7-3% 2-2% 6-4% 11-2% 2-2% 26-4% 6-3% 7-2% 2-3% 3-6% 3-2% 2-2% 2-1% 7-3% 13-3% 3-2% 18-3% 8-4% 19-4% 0-0% 6-5% 11-2% 6-6% 1-2% 1-2% 20-4% 5-2% 3-1% 4-3% 12-3% 2-2% 6-3% 3-2% 16-3% 1-1% 1-1% 1-2% 0-0% 1-1% 1-1% 1-1% 4-1%

16-2% 3-3% 3-1% 2-1% 3-1% 1-0% 6-1% 4-2% 0-0% 1-1% 3-1% 1-1% 9-1% 3-2% 1-0% 0-0% 0-0% 1-1% 1-1% 1-1% 2-1% 1-0% 2-1% 6-1% 1-0% 2-0% 0-0% 1-1% 4-1% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0% 2-0% 1-0% 1-0% 0-0% 0-0% 2-2% 0-0% 0-0% 2-0% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0%

$61,345,067 $7,927,731 $15,219,795 $14,966,253 $13,754,026 $32,024,887 $44,258,082 $7,903,370 $2,630,081 $5,286,456 $21,803,372 $3,075,212 $31,674,283 $8,432,796 $15,029,637 $928,645 $945,125 $3,013,061 $4,361,505 $4,996,740 $7,649,029 $16,660,072 $5,161,913 $21,924,913 $8,264,224 $20,761,251 $1,226,275 $3,600,702 $15,436,594 $4,455,217 $2,363,572 $2,183,049 $22,567,320 $7,171,791 $20,810,231 $5,677,385 $11,636,210 $3,861,972 $5,712,750 $4,616,683 $19,583,517 $3,424,578 $2,104,520 $1,361,565 $1,379,520 $1,205,474 $2,562,831 $2,565,904 $12,758,652

1.87 1.71 1.52 1.30 1.28 1.27 1.20 1.19 1.18 1.16 1.15 1.10 1.10 1.10 1.03 1.02 1.02 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.99 0.98 0.98 0.98 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.96 0.96 0.95 0.95 0.93 0.92 0.90 0.87 0.84 0.84 0.83 0.82 0.82 0.82 0.81 0.81 0.81 0.80 0.80 0.79 0.76

1.17 1.09 1.13 1.44 1.07 1.05 1.57 0.98 0.96 1.00 1.38 0.88 1.30 0.99 1.12 0.89 1.08 1.23 0.77 1.18 0.86 0.94 1.15 1.18 1.21 0.90 1.03 1.04 1.34 1.33 0.87 0.77 0.82 1.44 1.11 1.00 1.09 1.16 1.05 0.88 1.03 1.01 0.90 0.89 0.85 1.07 0.67 0.72 0.92

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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July 15-Aug. 4

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July 18-Sept. 7

Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa

Aug. 5-18

Humboldt County Fair, Ferndale

Aug. 19-Sept. 1

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Aug. 26-Oct. 6

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Sept. 9-Oct. 27

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Oct. 7-20

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Oct. 21-Dec. 15

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar

Oct. 28-Dec. 3

Fairplex at Los Alamitos, Los Alamitos

Dec. 2-22

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$100,000 Sensational Star Stakes

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Four-Year-Olds & Up 51⁄2 furlongs (Turf)

$150,000 California Cup Sprint

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$100,000 Tiznow Stakes

$200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes

Four-Year-Olds & Up 1 mile

Tree-Year-Olds 61⁄2 furlongs

Four-Year-Olds & Up 11⁄8 miles (Turf)

$150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint Four-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares 51⁄2 furlongs (Turf)

SUNDAY, MARCH 15

$200,000 California Cup Derby

$100,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes

Tree-Year-Olds 11⁄16 miles

Four-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares 51⁄2 furlongs (Turf)

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Track

1

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JANUARY

Distance

Added Value

Joe Hernandez Stakes

4-y-o & up

51⁄2 f. (T)

$75,000

SA

San Gabriel Stakes (Gr. II)

4-y-o & up

1 ⁄8 m. (T)

$200,000

4

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Sham Stakes (Gr. III)

3-y-o

1 m.

$100,000

5

SA

Santa Ynez Stakes (Gr. II)

3-y-o f.

7 f.

$200,000

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

1 ⁄16 m.

$200,000

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

5 ⁄2 f. (T)

$100,000

11

SA SA

La Canada Stakes (Gr. II) Las Cienegas Stakes (Gr. III)

1

1 1

12

SA

Kalookan Queen Stakes

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

6 ⁄2 f.

18

SA

Unusual Heat Turf Classic Presented by City National Bank

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

11⁄8 m. (T)

1

$75,000 $200,000

18

SA

Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint

4-y-o & up, f. & m., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired 5 ⁄2 f. (T)

$150,000

18

SA

California Cup Sprint

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

6 f.

$150,000

1

18

SA

California Cup Derby

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

1 ⁄16 m.

$200,000

18

SA

California Cup Oaks

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

1 m. (T)

$200,000

1

19

SA

Astra Stakes

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

1 ⁄2 m. (T)

20

SA

Megahertz Stakes (Gr. III)

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

1 m. (T)

$100,000

25

SA

Palos Verdes Stakes (Gr. II)

4-y-o & up

6 f.

$200,000

4-y-o & up

5 ⁄2 f. (T)

4-y-o & up

1 ⁄8 m.

$200,000

3-y-o

1 ⁄16 m.

$150,000

4-y-o & up

1 ⁄4 m. (T)

$200,000 $75,000

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Conditions

4

11

SA SA SA SA

Clockers’ Corner Stakes San Pasqual Stakes (Gr. II) Robert B. Lewis Stakes (Gr. III) San Marcos Stakes (Gr. II)

1

1 1 1 1

$75,000

$70,000

2

SA

Baffe Stakes

3-y-o

5 ⁄2 f. (T)

8

SA

Las Virgenes Stakes (Gr. II)

3-y-o f.

1 m.

$200,000

8

SA

Thunder Road Stakes (Gr. III)

4-y-o & up

1 m. (T)

$100,000

9

SA

San Vicente Stakes (Gr. II)

3-y-o

7 f.

$200,000

15

SA

Santa Monica Stakes (Gr. II)

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

7 f.

$200,000

3-y-o

1 ⁄8 m.

$100,000

3-y-o f.

5 ⁄2 f. (T)

$75,000

15 16

70

Stakes (Grade)

GGF El Camino Real Derby SA

Sweet Life Stakes

1

1 1

17

SA

Wishing Well Stakes

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

5 ⁄2 f. (T)

$75,000

22

SA

Buena Vista Stakes (Gr. II)

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

1 m. (T)

$200,000

23

SA

Spring Fever Stakes

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

$100,000

29

SA

Pasadena Stakes

3-y-o

$200,000

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

ADVERTISERS Auburn Laboratories Inc. ........................................................9

Golden State Stakes..............................................................71

Backyard Race Horse.............................................................73

Harris Farms ................................................ IFC,27,29,31,33,35

Ballena Vista Farm ............................................. OBC,39,41,43

horselawyers.com ..................................................................73

Barton Thoroughbreds..........................................................13

Laurel Fowler Insurance Broker Inc ......................................73

Bella Equine-Amanda Navarro .............................................72

Lovacres Ranch ......................................................................17

BG Thoroughbred Farm........................................................11

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

Cole Ranch ...............................................................................8

NTRA /John Deere ................................................................65

Compas (Jeannie Garr Roddy) .............................................73

Pacifc Coast Thoroughbreds ...............................................59

CTBA Annual Meeting/Awards Dinner................................69

Rancho San Miguel......................................................47,49,51

CTBA Jan 2020 Mixed Sale...................................................37

Rancho Temescal ...................................................................25

CTBA Membership................................................................61

Red Cliffs Racing, Inc.............................................................72

Daehling Ranch............................................................55,57,72

Special T.Thoroughbreds Inc. ...............................................45

Equineline.com ......................................................................67

Stallion Registration Deadline ..............................................63

Farmers Insurance-Sue Hubbard..........................................73

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds..............................................5,7

Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services ..............................73

Victory Rose Thoroughbreds ...........................................14,15

STALLIONS Acclamation ................................... IFC Boat Trip ..........................................45 Boisterous........................................... 3 Bold Chieftain .................................. 14 Box Score ....................................... IBC Capital Account ............................... 11 Cat Burglar ....................................... 13 Champ Pegasus ............................... 13 Circumference(IRE) ........................ IBC City Wolf ........................................... 57 Coach Bob........................................ 57 Conquest Farenheit....................... IFC Curlin To Mischief ............................ 51 Daddy Nose Best (KY) ..................... 11 Dads Caps ........................................ 13 Danzing Candy................................. 47 Desert Code................................... IFC Doscifcado (CHI) ........................... IBC Eddington............................. OBC, 41 Ethnic Dance ...................................59 Fighting Hussar................................ 11 Fullbridled ........................................ 57 Gallant Son....................................... 57

Gato Del Oro (KY)............................ 11 Gig Harbor ....................................... 14 Grace Upon Grace........................... 17 Graydar........................................... IBC Grazen................................................ 5 Great Stuff ........................................ 17 Heaven’s Glory (JPN) ..................... IBC Hoorayforhollywood...................... IBC Idiot Proof......................................... 15 I’ll Have Another ................. OBC, 39 Jeranimo......................................... IFC Jersey Town .............................55, 57 Kafwain ............................................... 3 King Of Zazz ..................................... 11 Lakerville................................. IFC, 35 Majestic Harbor............................ IFC Many Rivers ...................................... 14 Merit Man ......................................... 11 Mesa Thunder .................................. 57 Ministers Wild Cat ............................. 3 Misremembered .............................. 13 Mr.Big...............................................25 Northern Causeway (IRE) ................ 51

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OM........................................... IFC, 29 Passion For Gold ........................... IBC Prospect Park......................... IFC, 33 Richard’s Kid ..................................... 49 Richmond Street ............................ IBC Rousing Sermon............................. IFC Rumpus Cat...................................... 57 Sir Prancealot ................................... 47 Slew’s Tiznow ................................... 51 Smart Bid........................................ IBC Smiling Tiger.......................... IFC, 27 Smokem............................................ 17 Stanford .............................................. 3 Stay Thirsty......................................17 Sundarban ...................................... IBC Tamarando ..................................... IFC Texas Ryano.......................... OBC, 43 Tiz a Minister .................................... 13 Tom’s Tribute .................................... 49 Unusual Heatwave ........................... 11 Vronsky............................................ IFC Win The Space........................... Pulpit Winning Cause............................... IBC


BOX SCORE

CIRCUMFERENCE (IRE)

DOSCIFICADO (CHI)

GRAYDAR

HEAVEN’S GLORY (JPN)

HOORAYFOR HOLLYWOOD

PASSION FOR GOLD

RICHMOND STREET

SUNDARBAN

SMART BID

WINNING CAUSE

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FEE: $1000 | DYNAFORMER X CURRICULUM, by DANZIG

FEE: $4000 | UNBRIDLED’S SONG X SWEETEST SMILE, by DEHERE

FEE: $3500 | MEDAGLIA D’ORO X C’EST L’AMOUR (G 2), by THUNDER GULCH

FEE: $2500 | SMART STRIKE X RECORDING (GR3), by DANZIG

FEE: $3000 | GALILEO X CIRCLE FOR LIFE (GR 1), by BELONG TO ME

FEE: $2500 | TAPIT X PEEPING FAWN (GR1), by DANEHILL

FEE: $1500 | STREET CRY X WHERE’S BAILEY, by ALJABAR

FEE: $2000 | GIANT’S CAUSEWAY X RAFFISHING LOOK, by KINGMAMBO

FEE: $3000 | SCAT DADDY X DAJA, by SEEKER’S REWARD

FEE: $1500 | STORM CAT X HOLLYWOOD STORY (GR 1), by WILD RUSH

FEE: Private Treaty | A. P. INDY X DESERT TIGRESS, by STORM CAT

FEE: $2000 | PULPIT X TEAMGEIST (ARG), by MUTAKDDIM

MILKY WAY FARMS 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 KENTUCKY DERBY & PREAKNESS WINNER TO EVER STAND IN CALIFORNIA Sire of 2019 Gr./Stk. Winners Another Truth (JPN) (G3), Meiner Yukitsubaki (JPN) and Meiner Surpass (JPN) 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 January 2020  

©California Thoroughbred 2020 (ISSN1092-7328) E-mail address: ctbainfo@ctba.com Owned and published by the California Thoroughbred Breeders...

California Thoroughbred Magazine January 2020  

©California Thoroughbred 2020 (ISSN1092-7328) E-mail address: ctbainfo@ctba.com Owned and published by the California Thoroughbred Breeders...