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Role Models From The Executive Corner by ROBYN BLACK Opening Day at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on July 17, was once again a spectacular day for horse racing, people watching and showing off this beautiful Golden State. The event played host to 11 legislators and their guests, all of whom enjoyed a great day at one of America’s most exquisite racetracks. Senator Rod Wright, Chair of the Senate Governmental Organization Committee and author of several Internet Poker bills, in addition to Sports Wagering bills, returned again this year to enjoy opening day. I am always impressed with Senator Wright’s knowledge of gaming, gun laws, energy policy, and all things legislative. While he is not really a big bettor himself, he does seem to enjoy the horses and the people. Our thanks to all the legislators who took time to enjoy Del Mar on Opening Day, including: Senators Joel Anderson (R-Alpine), Mark Wyland (R-Escondido) and Ron Calderon (D-Whittier); and Assemblymembers Rocky Chávez (R-Oceanside), Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) who is the Majority Floor Leader, Steven Bradford (D- Gardena), Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), Brian Jones (R-Santee), Reginald Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles) and Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton). Many thanks to Terry Lovingˆer, Harris Auerbach and Doug Burge for working with me to make their Del Mar experience unique and special. Educating and interacting with legislators is vital to our future. Racing lost our great champion—the late Senator Ken Maddy—in 2000, and another great supporter in Senator Ed Vincent in 2012. The CTBA is working harder than ever to find new champions for California racing, although we will forever miss Senator Maddy and Senator Vincent. The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) plans to host several more legislators during the meet in our ongoing efforts to educate members on the importance of Thoroughbred racing. Del Mar also high-

Assemblymember Chris Holden, Senator Joel Anderson, Lobbyist Robyn Black, Assemblymember Steven Bradford and trainer Bob Baffert (left to right).

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lights racing’s significance in California tourism, drawing fans from across the country. As we move forward, we need to emphasize this important role we play in California and the additional dollars brought to the state by those who travel to see some of the world’s best horse racing. August will see the return of the Legislature, following their summer recess, and the last six weeks will be a flurry of activity until the final day of session on Friday, Sept. 13. The big ticket item remains Internet Poker legislation with several major Native Americam tribes rumored to be pushing for a hearing in early August. The tribes and the cardrooms are closer than ever to an agreement amongst themselves but their proposals have yet to include horse racing. The CTBA is working closely with Horse Racing United (HRU) to make sure any successful legislation must include horse racing. Our sponsored Exchange Wagering bill, AB 432 by Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez, which would require any racing association or racing fair to distribute a specified portion of that revenue in a specific manner, i.e. to California’s breeding farms and stallions owners through the California-bred Incentives Awards Program, will be up for a final vote on the floor of the Senate when the legislators return on Monday, Aug. 12. Doug and I worked diligently with the folks at Betfair and TVG to prevent any opposition to the bill. Although the window for exchange wagering is rapidly closing, Cal-bred incentives and awards will be protected once AB 432 is signed by the Governor. The CTBA will remain fully engaged as the final weeks of the session begin. We will continue to work with legislators, tribes and cardrooms to pass an Internet Poker bill that includes racing or to defeat any proposed bill that excludes us. As always, it is our privilege to work for California’s Thoroughbred breeders.

CTBA General Manager and Executive Vice President Doug Burge, Reginald Jones-Sawyer’s Chief of Staff Joey Hill, CTBA Director Terry Lovingier and Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer (left to right).

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Managing Editor’s Welcome

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Service-Oriented The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) is a serviceoriented group, certainly proven by the fact that it will host an auction in Northern California for the 10th consecutive year with the latest edition being held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton on Tuesday, August 13. This year’s Northern California Sale boats a catalog of 103 horses, including 96 yearlings, with 95 percent of them having been bred or foaled in the Golden State. The event will once again offer great opportunities for both breeders and owners to sell and buy Thoroughbreds of the highest value. From 2004 to 2009, a total of 1,045 yearlings were sold for $6,677,100 and among the graduates of these nine auctions are: Bai and Bai, the $3,200 purchase who won nine stakes races, was grade I-placed and earned $724,983; the 2008 grade II winner Sierra Sunset, a $459,696-earner originally knocked down for $40,000; and the $1,000 bargain buy Autism Awareness, a dual graded stakes winner of $356,732. Besides the cover story previewing this event, the August 2013 issue of the CTBA’s monthly California Thoroughbred magazine also features profiles on both Terry Lovingier, the 2012 TOBA (Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association) State Breeder of the Year for California, and Chrys Chrys, who has been a member of the CTBA since 1969. Plus there is a in-depth article on Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms in Hemet, owned by Paul and Aileen Brazeau and managed by their business partner Nadine Anderson, while the impressive win by the Tommy Town Thoroughbreds homebred Doinghardtimeagain in June’s grade II, $150,000 Hollywood Oaks at Betfair Hollywood Park is reviewed. This month’s Northern California Report spotlights a quartet of Cal-breds who won stakes races during Pleasanton’s Alameda Count Fair meeting and the California State Fair meet at Cal Expo in Sacramento, plus the latest chapter in the Cal-Bred Millionaires’ Row series highlights the many exploits of Unusual Suspect, who became the 55th locally bred runner to reach this plateau with his victory in the grade I, $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes at Hollywood Park on Nov. 13, 2010. A Blast From The Past has a story about Rob an Plunder, whose six consecutive stakes victories as a two-year-old included a win in the grade III, $81,800 Balboa Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Aug. 31, 1988, and Down On The Farms deals with the subject matter of “Shockwave Therapy For Horses.” There’s a poignant Guest Forum piece by Perry Boatright about his favorite horse, the grade II-winning Cal-bred Single Agent, while the balance of the magazine includes all our other regular columns, features and departments that we hope will also prove to be both enjoyable and helpful. Until next time, may you breed the best to the best and not just In the Company of. . .Patty Tiberg (left), the President of have to hope for the best! American Horse Publications (AHP), who presented the 2012 award for “General Excellence State or Regional Publication” to the California Thoroughbred magazine at the Awards Banquet held during the AHP’s “Meet at the Peak” annual seminar in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on June 22, 2013.

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August 2013

Contents VOLUME 139 NO. 2

Cover Story

On This Month’s Cover Since 2004, the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) has provided the service to local breeders of hosting an auction in Northern California primarily for yearlings which has produced such successful graduates as the $724,983-earner Bai and Bai, the grade II winner Sierra Sunset and the dual graded stakes winner Autism Awareness, and the 10th edition of this annual sale will be held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton on Tuesday, Aug. 13.

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News Bits

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Leading Sires in California

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Regional Sales: The CTBA’s Northern California Sale—A Decade Of Service To California Breeders

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2012 TOBA State Breeder Of The Year For California: Terry Lovingier—Making The Most Of It

by Lisa Groothedde

Features by Emily Shields

CTBA Member Profile: Chrys S. Chrys—Satisfying The Hunger by Emily Shields

Thoroughbred Farms In California: Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms—From Dust To Diamonds by Marcie Heacox

The CTBA Working For You ©Marcie Heacox

California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) Notes—August 2013

Leading Lifetime Sires in California Leading Two-Year-Old Sires in California Dates in California CTBA Calendar Classified Advertising Indexes to Advertisers & Stallions Advertised

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The Grade California-Breds: Doinghardtimeagain—A Triple Double by Rudi Groothedde

Northern California Report: A Diverse Collection Of Cal-Bred Stakes Winners by Jerry Klein

Cal-Bred Millionaires’ Row: #55 Unusual Suspect—Out Of The Ordinary by Emily Shields

A Blast From The Past: Rob An Plunder—A Record-Setting Sale Graduate by Jackie Barnes

Down on the Farm: Shockwave Therapy In Horses by Heather Smith Thomas

Columns

Doinghardtimeagain (right), bred and owned in California by Tom and Debi Stull’s Tommy Town Thoroughbreds and by one of that Santa Ynez farm’s resident sires Ministers Wild Cat, won the grade II, $150,000 Hollywood Oaks at Betfair Hollywood Park on June 22, 2013, to improve her record to five wins, three seconds and $573,770 in earnings from nine starts.

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From the Executive Corner: Role Models by Robyn Black

Managing Editor’s Welcome: Service-Oriented by Rudi Groothedde

Guest Forum: Single Agent—One Of A Kind by Perry Boatright

The September 2013 Cover Story

The 2012/2013 California Broodmare Of The Year & Winner Of The 2012/2013 Valkyr Trophy

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©Benoit

As a juvenile, the son of Top Hit won the PRAIRIE MEADOWS FRESHMAN STAKES, finished second in the G3 IROQUOIS and DELTA JACKPOT earning IOWA’S HORSE OF THE YEAR HONORS FOR 2009. UH OH BANGO, half brother to EZ DREAMER($500,000) is out of the FRENCH DEPUTY mare, FRENCH DEBUTANTE, a half sister to ROCKY BAR The Leading Two-Year Old Sire in California By Average Earnings Per Runner and Median Earnings Per Runner.

Introductory fee $2,500 with consideration for black type mares/producers. Please inquire about multiple mare discount and loyalty incentives. ALSO STANDING:

CHATTAHOOCHEE WAR

GAME PLAN

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SOUL OF THE MATTER

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CTBA Magazine Earns Prestigious AHP Award

News Bits California Thoroughbred, the official publication of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA), received the 2012 award for “General Excellence State or Regional Publication” at this year’s Awards Banquet of the American Horse Publications (AHP), a non-profit association

for the equine publishing media industry, that was held during its “Meet at the Peak” annual seminar

Harris Farms Stallions Achieve Milestones Two stallions who reside at Harris Farms in Coalinga achieved respective milestones last month. On July 13, the graded stakes-winning Cee’s Tizzy sire Lucky J. H., 11, was represented by his first stakes winner when Alpine Luck, a colt from his second foal crop, captured Betfair Hollywood Park’s $150,500 Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes for two-year-olds. Alpine Luck was bred in California by Heinz Steinmann and produced by the winning Swiss Yodeler mare I Can Yodele. The freshman sire Desert Code registered his initial winner four days later, when his two-yearold filly Moving Desert mastered a five-furlong maiden special weight race at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Nine-year-old Desert Code, by E Dubai, won the 2008 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint and three graded races, and earned $1,088,939 overall.

Those Grand Cal-Bred Mares The 11-year-old mare Cambiocorsa, a dual grade III-winning daughter of Avenue of Flags bred in California by John and Diane Fradkin, was accredited with her first graded stakes winner when her first foal, the five-year-old Kentucky-bred mare Schiaparelli, won the grade II, $150,000 Royal Heroine Mile Stakes going a mile on the turf at Betfair Hollywood Park on July 6. Less than a week later, the Ran Jan Racing Inc. homebred by Ghostzapper was retired sound with earnings of $274,184 from a record of five wins, a second and two thirds from nine trips to post. Cambiocorsa bankrolled $522,055 while winning half of her 18 lifetime starts.

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in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on June 22. Among the comments that the monthly magazine’s February and June issues of last year received were, “This publication is beautifully designed. All information is geared toward the California Thoroughbred industry. This magazine is a winner.”

Prices Jump At Del Mar Paddock Sale Buoyed by a stakes-winning Dixie Union filly who sold for $510,000 to Southern California trainer Jim Cassidy, agent, Barretts’ 2013 Paddock Sale at Del Mar improved upon its inaugural edition conducted last year by registering significant across-the-board gains when it was conducted on-site at the conclusion of the July 21 racing program at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. The three-year-old sale-topper, who ran third in Churchill Downs’ grade III Regret Stakes on June 15, was produced by the dual graded stakes-placed stakes winner Dream Lady, by Old Trieste, and consigned by Steven Venosa’s SGV Thoroughbreds. Named Oscar Party, the half-sister to 2010 Arlington-Washington Futurity (grade III) winner Major Gain was cataloged to the California sale as a $103,777-earner. Demand at the top for Oscar Party boosted the auction’s overall results. From 25 horses offered in the horses of racing age sale, 17 were reported as sold for gross receipts of $1,257,000, representing a 26 percent increase from the corresponding sale in 2012, when 25 horses sold for $933,000. This year’s average nearly doubled, from $37,320 to $73,941, while the median snowballed by 60 percent, from $20,000 to $50,000. Four of the seven California-bred horses offered were sold for a collective $156,000, yielding a $39,000 average and $35,500 median. Leading the way for state-breds was the two-year-old E Z Warrior colt Echo Zulu, who was bought by Rockingham Ranch for $55,000. Produced by the winning Grand Slam mare Anuska and consigned by Adrian Gonzalez’s Checkmate Thoroughbreds, the colt is a stakesplaced winner and $23,900-earner from his first three starts.

Baze Rides Cal-Bred Into Recordbooks

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On July 7, jockey Russell Baze reached another professional milestone when he piloted California-bred Handful of Pearls (#7) to victory at Pleasanton for the 12,000th win of his Racing Hall of Fame career. Baze, a 54-year-old veteran who won his first race in 1974, accomplished his recent feat in dramatic fashion, winning by a nose aboard the four-year-old Bertrando filly in the final race on closing day of the 2013 Alameda County Fair meet.

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Racing In Southern California: Always In Control As he had done in his previous start, Alpine Luck went in earnings from four starts for trainer Mike gate-to-wire to win the $150,500 Hollywood Juvenile Harrington. Championship Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park on The first stakes winner by the Harris Farms sire Lucky J. H., July 13, to become the 25th California-bred to win this Alpine Luck is the fourth foal out of the 11-year-old Swiss event in the 74 runnings since it was first contested in 1938. Yodeler mare I Can Yodele. That four-time winner and Coming off a 1 1/2-length victory as the 5-2 favorite in a $165,233-earner’s first offspring, Swiss Wild Cat, won the maiden special weight race at the same Inglewood track on 2010 editions of the $100,000 California Thoroughbred June 22, the bay colt successfully stepped up from five to six Breeders’ Association Stakes and $75,000 California Cup furlongs to beat Ontology again, this time by half a length in Juvenile Fillies Stakes for Steinmann and Harrington. 1:11.44 as the 9-2 fourth wagerIn the winner’s circle after the victory, the latter ing choice in a field of seven. said, “I think the owner With the Hall of Fame wants to run him in the jockey Gary Stevens once (grade II, $150,000) Best more in his irons, the Pal (at the Del Mar Heinz Steinmann homebred Thorough-bred Club on banked $90,000 to improve ©Benoit Photos. Alpine Luck his record to a couple of Aug. 4), so that will be his $150,500 Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes–July 13, 2013 next start.” wins, two thirds and $189,552

CTBA Member Receives Award From President Obama

©Official White House Photo By Pete Souza

Herb Alpert, a member of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) since 1990, was awarded the 2012 National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on July 10. The co-founder of A&M Records with fellow CTBA member Jerry Moss, the 78-year-old has won eight Grammy Awards and was honored for his varied contributions to music and the fine arts.

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Hollywood Park Hat-Tricks For California Breeder & Sire During the closing three days of this year’s Spring/Summer meet at Betfair Hollywood Park, Harris Farms and the Ballena Vista Farm sire Tribal Rule each accounted for a trio of wins on separate racing programs. On July 12, three runners bred in California by the former were victorious in sprints. On the allweather Cushion Track surface, the six-year-old gelding Red Defense and the two-year-old gelding Snowmass Village won in claiming company, while the homebred three-year-old filly Glorious Luck triumphed in an allowance race on the turf. Two days later, a win by the sophomore colt Ethnic Dance in a one-mile maiden special weight event on the grass was sandwiched between main track sprint victories by the three-year-old filly Tribal Peace in allowance optional claiming company and the four-year-old gelding Life Rule in a maiden claiming event.

Making The Grade The following runner(s), either California-bred or sired by stallions currently based in the Golden State, won or placed in graded stakes races in North America (U. S., Canada & Puerto Rico) from June 24 to July 21 inclusive: Tiz a Minister c.3. Ministers Wild Cat—Tiz a Mistress 2nd Grade II Swaps Stakes $147,000 1 1/8 m. Betfair Hollywood Park July 4 Breeder: Dahlberg Farms LLC Raging Daouste g.4. Kafwain—Champagne Forever 1st Grade III Salvator Mile Stakes $157,500 1 m. Monmouth Park July 6 Breeder: Stone Farm Teddy’s Promise m.5. Salt Lake—Braids and Beads 2nd Grade II A Gleam Handicap $200,000 7 f. Betfair Hollywood Park July 13 Breeders: Ted and Judy Nichols Unusual Way f.3. Unusual Heat—Way Up 2nd Grade II San Clemente Handicap $150,000 1 m. (T) Del Mar Thoroughbred Club July 21 Breeder: Thomas W. Bachman

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Stallion News

News Bits Cont’d. Eddington

This grade I-winning millionaire and the sire of 2012 graded stakes winners Secret Circle, Brushed by a Star and Gold Edge among his earners of more than $10 million, has relocated from Kentucky to stand the 2014 breeding season at Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona.

Heatseeker (Ire) On July 14, this resident of Harris Farms in Coalinga was represented at Woodbine in Canada by the $144,256 Ontario Damsel Stakes winner Surtsey, now a stakes winner at both two and three and the earner of $213,117.

Kafwain This resident of Tommy Town Thoroughbreds in Santa Ynez sired two first-time stakes Heatseeker (Ire) winners this past month; the four-year-old gelding Raging Daoust, winner of the grade III, $157,500 Salvator Mile Stakes at New Jersey’s Monmouth Park on July 6, and the winner of the $58,050 California Wine Stakes at Pleasanton on June 22, the sophomore filly Let Faith Arise.

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Smiling Tiger This winner of the grade I Bing Crosby Stakes, Triple Bend Handicap and Ancient Title Stakes, a six-year-old son of Hold That Tiger who earned $1,480,704, has been retired to stud at Premier Equine Center in Oakdale for next year’s breeding season.

Southern Image Winning Image, a six-year-old daughter of this Rancho San Miguel resident, posted consecutive wins at Delaware Park in the June 27 Dashing Beauty Stakes worth $50,000 and the July 20 Sweet and Sassy Stakes worth $100,125 to improve her record to 23-11-4-4 and $525,437 in earnings.

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Street Life

Southern Image

This grade II-placed dual stakes-winning son of Street Sense, a four-year-old who hails from the family of sires Bolger, Brilliant, Dauberval, Furiously, Tights and Tiz Wonderful, has relocated to Milky Way Farm in Temecula for the 2014 breeding season.

Uh Oh Bango Out of a half-sister to the sire Rocky Bar, this six-year-old son of Top Hit who was a grade I-placed dual graded stakes winner of $691,512 has relocated from Arizona to stand next year’s breeding season at E.A. Ranches in Ramona.

Auction Action Two juveniles with California connections were knocked down for six figures during this year’s OBS June Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age held in Ocala, Florida. With a bid of $120,000, Klaravich Stable Inc. secured a daughter of Read the Footnotes

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and Bauhaus Bourbon, a winner by Victory Rose Thoroughbreds’ Behrens, while a City Zip colt out of California-bred Young Ladies Day, a General Meeting half-sister to the dam of two grade I winners, was purchased by Blinkers On Racing Stable for $100,000.

CURRENT CALIFORNIA SIRES OF STAKES WINNERS Stallion

Named Foals of

SWs

1,259 985 1,043 935 733 625 681 525 517 679 711 424 498 453 447 445 242 402 288 247 302 102

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Racing Age

Salt Lake (1989)† In Excess (Ire) (1987)† Bertrando (1989)† High Brite (1984)† Cee’s Tizzy (1987)† Unusual Heat (1990) Benchmark (1991) Tribal Rule (1996) Olympio (1988)† Stormin Fever (1994) Swiss Yodeler (1994) Game Plan (1993) Old Topper (1995) Kafwain (2000) Sea of Secrets (1995) Atticus (1992) Ministers Wild Cat (2000) Siberian Summer (1989)† Western Fame (1992)† For Really (1987)† Comic Strip (1995) Rocky Bar (1998)

† Indicates stallions who have died or have been retired from the stud. • Indicates stallions who have moved out of state but have California-bred two-year-olds of this year. All sires will remain on the list until the year after their last foals are two-year-olds.

Qualifying Claiming Levels The following claiming levels for California owers premiums and stallion awards are currently in effect: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club—$40,000 Santa Rosa: Sonoma County Fair—$20,000 (closes August 11) Ferndale: Humboldt County Fair—$20,000 (August 14 –25) Golden Gate Fields—$20,000 (opens August 16)

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California Closers After the Finish Line’s 6th Annual Charity Dinner, “A Tribute to the Majesty of Thoroughbreds,” will be held at the Hilton hotel in Del Mar on Thursday, Aug 1…On Saturday, Aug. 3 and Saturday, Aug. 17, the Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation will host guided walking tours of Ridgewood Ranch in Willits…The 2013 Del Mar Charity Classic Golf Tournament will be held at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club on Monday, Aug. 12…On Thursday, Aug. 22,

the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) will hold its next monthly meeting in the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s Simulcast Facility….In June, California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) member Nick Alexander was elected to the Board of Directors of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) which will hold its Southern California Annual Meeting at Del ©Benoit Nick Alexander Mar on Saturday, Aug. 24.

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Hollywood Champs Include Cal-Bred Juvenile

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Alpine Luck

Alpine Luck, winner of the 74th edition of the $150,500 Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes on July 13, was voted both the top twoyear-old male and two-year-old in the annual media poll for Betfair Hollywood Park’s final Spring/Summer meet that concluded on July 14. Bred and owned in California by Heinz Steinmann, and trained by Mike Harrington, the bay colt is by Harris Farms’ Lucky J. H. out of Swiss Yodeler’s fourtime winner I Can Yodele. Game on Dude, ©Santa Anita who this year joined Native Diver the California-breds Native Diver and Lava Man as the only multiple winners of the Hollywood Gold Cup in its 74 runnings, was voted the ©Heacox Horse of the Meet and Lava Man top older male. Continued on next page www.ctba.com

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News Bits Cont’d. 10 Years Ago

August 17, 2003

On Aug. 17, 2003, the previous year’s California Champion Sprinter, Disturbingthepeace, won the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s grade II, $150,000 Pat O’Brien Handicap for the second consecutive year. Bred in California by Old English Rancho and Patsy McKuen, the gelded son of Bold Badgett and the Sovereign Dancer mare Regal Riot raced just two more times as a six-year-old in 2004, before retiring with a record of eight wins, including four in grade II company, four seconds, four thirds and $666,020 in earnings from 24 starts. ©Benoit

Disturbingthepeace Grade II, $150,000 Pat O’Brien Handicap

August 26, 1988

25 Years Ago

A daughter of Beau’s Eagle and the six-time winner Dinner Music, by Raise a Cup, Anniversary Wish posted her lone lifetime stakes victory in the $47,350 Fleet Treat Stakes for three-year-old California-bred fillies at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Aug. 26, 1988. Bred by Relatively Stable, she retired with a bankroll of $75,300 from a 12-3-1-1 record after seven more starts through May of 1989, before producing two stakes winners, including Wishes and Roses who became the August 31, 1963 dam of grade I-placed Wasted Tears, the winner of half a dozen graded stakes races from 2009 to 2011.

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Anniversary Wish $47,350 Fleet Treat Stakes

50 Years Ago

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Leisurely Kin $53,150 Del Mar Debutante Stakes

Two-year-old Leisurely Kin, the subsequent dam of 1976 grade I-placed stakes winner Austin Mittler, recorded the fourth and final stakes win of her 22-race career when she won the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s $53,150 Del Mar Debutante Stakes on Aug. 31, 1963. The J. K. Houssels homebred filly by Kingly, out of the unraced Leisure Time mare Leisurely Marge, raced a dozen more times through her sophomore season before retiring having earned $101,354 from a record of six wins, four seconds and three thirds.

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To further assist the membership of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) and subscribers of its official 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.

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Spotlighting California’s Foals Of 2013

CTBA To Host Stallion Tour In North Central California

Through the September 2013 issue of California Thoroughbred, the official publication of the CTBA, this year’s crop of Thoroughbreds foaled in the Golden State will be spotlighted in the monthly magazine with advertorials featuring up to six foals per page. The cost to stallion and farm owners or breeders for each page is $500, representing a discount of more than 50 percent on the price of a regular full-page advertisement in the monthly magazine. Each insertion will be restricted to foals either by one stallion or from one farm or breeder and will include detailed information on every foal and facility. To be featured for the last time this year, in next month’s issue, high quality photos need to be submitted by the deadline of Monday, August 5. For additional information, please contact either the magazine’s Advertising Manager, Loretta Veiga, at loretta@ctba.com/(626) 445-7800, extension 227, or its Managing Editor, Rudi Groothedde, at (626) 445-7800, extension 226/rudi@ctba.com. Additionally, stallion and farm owners or breeders are also welcome to submit photos of 2013 foals for inclusion on the CTBA’s website of www.ctba.com to its Managing Editor, Ken Gurnick, at kgurnick@ctba.com.

On Saturday, Oct. 12, a stallion tour hosted by the CTBA will travel through California’s Central Valley from the Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant to Old English Rancho, Poplar Meadows, Rivendell Ranch and Harris Farms. The stallions scheduled to be viewed at these North Central California locations will be Acclamation, Big Bad Leroybrown, Cyclotron, Surf Cat, Vronsky, Bedford Falls, Trapper, Desert Code, Heatseeker (Ire), Lucky J. H., Lucky Pulpit, Thorn Song, Tizbud and the Golden State’s leading sire since 2008, Unusual Heat.

New CTBA Members Hoyt Barber Newberry Springs, CA Paul Barton North Salt Lake City, UT Lance Hayes San Diego, CA

Schroeder Farms LLC (Cathy & Paul Schroeder) Corona Del Mar, CA William Siacotos Belmont, CA William Simmons Santa Clara, CA

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REGISTRATION & NOMINATION DEADLINE Saturday, September 1–The 2013 Report of Mares Bred due from stallion owners to the CTBA.

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Notes — August 2013 California Thoroughbred Foundation 2013 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS Mrs. Jeanne L. Canty, President Warren Williamson, Vice-President Gregory L. Ferraro, DVM, Treasurer Mark W. McCreary, Secretary Peter P. Daily Tracy Gantz Jane Goldstein

Mrs. Gail Gregson Gerald F. McMahon Neil O’Dwyer Mrs. Ada Gates Patton Thomas S. Robbins John W. Sadler Peter W. Tunney

Mrs. Kenneth M. Schiffer, Director Emeritus

The California Thoroughbred Foundation The California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) is dedicated to the advancement of equine research and education. Since 1958, the Foundation has operated as a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation that can accept tax deductible contributions. For more than four decades, the CTF has sponsored numerous research and educational projects and awarded scholarships to veterinary students at U.C. Davis. The 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 offices 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 fine arts. The latest instructional videos also are available for viewing in the Library. The resources of the CTF’s Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library are available to the public for research and pleasure.

Memorial Donations The CTF accepts donations in memory of relatives and friends, with all such donations allocated to Scholarship Funds of the Foundation and to the Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library. Please remember members of our industry with a donation to the CTF Memorial Fund. Donations may be sent to CTF, P. O. Box 60018, Arcadia, CA 91066-6018. The CTF joins in honoring the memory of those whose names appear in bold type. We also thank and acknowledge the donors for their generous contributions. Ross Brinson John H. Barr

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The CTBA’s Northern California Sale: A Decade Of Service To California Breeders

Regional Sales

by LISA GROOTHEDDE In a state as vast as California, which measures a mammoth 163,695 square miles, the process of discovering, acquiring and developing a racing prospect can be a daunting task for Thoroughbred owners and trainers. In recognition of this geographical dilemma, the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) reinstituted an annual auction in Northern California in 2004, as a service for the region’s breeders, buyers and sellers. Over the ensuing nine years, the Northern California Sale has developed into a reliable source for runners, as well as an important economic generator. Since its introduction, the auction has grossed more than $6.7 million for the commercial sale of 1,050 horses. History Of Success Conducted in 2004, the inaugural Northern California Yearling Sale still retains its preeminent status as the source of the auction’s highest median price recorded to date ($4,350), its lowest recorded buy-back rate (24 percent) and its highest moneyearning graduate: the grade I-placed, nine-time stakes winner Bai and Bai, a talented daughter of Falstaff who parlayed her $3,200 purchase price into career earnings of $724,983. Proving that the auction’s most desirable offerings under the gavel could also find success on the racetrack, the 2004 sale-topper, Tiza Royal Cat, won at first asking in maiden special weight company less than seven months after he sold for $47,000. Like his predecessor, the 2005 saletopper also gifted his buyers with racing glory. Leesider, a $50,000 auction graduate and eventual 50-time starter, captured Hollywood Park’s $250,000 Snow Chief Stakes in 2007. Business was booming at the 2006 Northern California Yearling Sale, as the auction recorded its highest gross ($1,351,600), highest average price ($8,192), highest number of horses sold (165) and highest-priced individual (the multiple winner Snuffy Smith, who commanded a sale-topping $72,000).

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Two national stars also emerged from the 2006 auction. Sierra Sunset, a $40,000 graduate, went on to win Oaklawn Park’s 2008 Rebel Stakes (grade II) and earn $459,696, while the $1,000 graduate Autism Awareness banked $356,732 as a dual graded stakes winner in Northern California. The top earner from the 2007 sale, the eight-time winner Live Sundays, amassed $354,184 and five stakes placings from 30 lifetime starts after he sold for a mere $5,000. Excessive Passion, a $25,000 sale graduate in 2008, attained stakes wins at the ages of two, three and four and ran second to 2009 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner and joint California Horse of the Year California Flag in Santa Anita Park’s 2011 Morvich Stakes (grade III). In 2009, the sale yielded the multiple winner and $322,458-earner Gab Power and the grade III-placed winner and $269,044earner Spud Spivens. The former sold as a yearling for $2,200, while the latter sold at the same vendue for $4,500. Likewise, the juvenile stakes winner Sherman Bartlebort has outperformed his $6,500 purchase price, and currently reigns as the headliner from the 2010 sale. China Prince, a shrewd $1,000 auction purchase as a yearling in 2011, has earned $51,088 midway through his sophomore season. During the most recent edition of the auction in 2012, 69 yearlings were reported as sold for a cumulative $528,200, representing a $7,655 average and a $4,000 median. Four alumni of last year’s sale have already reached the winner’s circle at four different racetracks while competing as two-year-olds in 2013, including the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club winner Foogard and the Golden Gate Fields maiden special weight winner La Tonga. Looking Ahead The 2013 Northern California Sale will be conducted on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the site of eight of its previous editions: the Alameda Continued on next page

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Regional Sales Cont’d. County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Auctioneers will start the proceedings at noon. For only the second time since 2004, horses of racing age will be offered for purchase alongside the customary collection of yearlings. This year’s 103-horse catalog comprises 96 yearlings and seven horses ranging in age from two to four years old. As tradition holds with this annual gathering, the Golden State’s breeding industry will be on full display again in 2013; more than 95 percent of the auction listings were either bred or foaled in California. This year’s assembly features the offspring of leading active California sires Atticus, Awesome Gambler, Good Journey, Heatseeker (Ire), Kafwain, Lucky J. H., Lucky Pulpit, Marino Marini, Old Topper, Southern Image and Swiss Yodeler, as well as the nationally prominent sires Horse Greeley and Sky Mesa and the promising California-based freshman sires Brave Cat, Bushwacker, Roi Charmant and Square Eddie, the latter of whom led all North American first-crop sires of 2013 by year-todate progeny earnings through July 22. Also cataloged are representatives from the debut yearling crops of Brave Alex, Forest Command, Grace Upon Grace, Majesticperfection, Many Rivers, Tizdejavu and Thorn Song. Fourteen consignors are scheduled to participate in this year’s sale, with 18 separate consignments listed among their entries. Lending her support to the auction again in 2013 is the CTBA President, Sue Greene, whose Woodbridge Farm ranked as the sale’s leading consignor in 2011 and 2012. Among the 26 Woodbridge entries this year are four noteworthy yearlings: a Square Eddie filly who shares a second dam with the 2012 grade II winner and 2011 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (grade I) runner-up Force Freeze, a full brother to Tannersmyman’s 2011 stakes winner Sherman Bartlebort, a Papa Clem filly out of the juvenile stakes-winning Congaree mare Congo Kaye and a Lucky Pulpit filly whose dam is a halfsister to the dual stakes-winning dam of Hollywood Park’s 2010 Bayakoa Handicap (grade II) winner, Washington Bridge. Anchoring the 15-member yearling consignment of John and Carole Harris’

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Harris Farms are a Papa Clem half-sister to the 2012 stakes winner Rubyintheruff and a Thorn Song colt who boasts three California champions under his second dam: grade I winners Cacoethes and Fabulous Notion and the 2011 two-year-old filly state titleholder, Ismene. Seven yearlings and four horses of racing age are listed under Terry Lovingier’s Lovacres Ranch banner, including a 2012 Bushwacker filly out of the dual grade I-placed winner Brave Deed. Sierra Sunset Ranch will add 10 yearlings to the overall mix this year, ranging from a Marino Marini filly whose catalog page features 2011 Del Mar Oaks (grade I) winner Summer Soiree to a Cindago filly whose family accomplishments include a 2012 Travers Stakes (grade I) victory by Golden Ticket. Several other yearlings tout notable pedigree credentials for the sale’s 10th anniversary edition. A Tenga Cat colt from the family of 2009 grade I winner Dublin highlights Adrian Gonzalez’s Checkmate Thoroughbreds consignment, while a Storm Wolf half-brother to two-time Del Mar stakes winner Candy Factory will be offered by Easterbrook Livestock Mgmt. on behalf of Dahlberg Farms LLC. Featured in the H & E Ranch consignment is a Majesticperfection filly out of Ennui, a winning daughter of the dual grade I-winning millionaire Urbane. Meanwhile, agent Sam Hendricks will manage a Don’tsellmeshort colt from the productive family of 2012 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (grade I) winner George Vancouver, and agent Colleen Turpin-Boyce will exhibit a Sea of Secrets filly out of a winning halfsister to dual grade III winner Flying Glitter on behalf of Rancho de los Aviadores. Among the horses of racing age, Pfanner Pfarm Trust offers an unraced juvenile filly by Roi Charmant from the immediate family of 2011 grade I winner Western Aristocrat. Also handling consignments for the upcoming auction are Cheryl Bigon, Robert and Betty Irvin’s C-Punch Ranch Inc., Donna Seaman and Dr. Tori Polzin’s Stony Creek Farm. For a copy of the 2013 Northern California Sale catalog, contact Cookie Hackworth at (626) 445-7800, extension 243, or at cookie@ctba.com. The catalog is also accessible at www.ctba.com.

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Foogard winner of the 6th race at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on July 18 Foogard, by Tannersmyman is a full brother to Hip #40 in the upcoming 2013 CTBA Northern California Sale

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Jedi Mind Trick Impressive win by 7 1/4 lengths at Sacramento July 19. Jedi Mind Trick by Don’tsellmeshort is a full brother to Hip #13 2013 CTBA Northern California Sale

2012 Sales Graduates

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Terry Lovingier: Making The Most Of It

2012 TOBA State Breeder Of The Year For California

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some’s full brother, and he is already a winner against open company and dual stakes-placed in his first four starts. He is just one of the numerous juveniles by Awesome Gambler getting ready for the upcoming Del Mar Thoroughbred Club meet. Five other studs currently call Lovacres Ranch home, including the proven Swiss Yodeler, a former California leading sire with 27 stakes winners. The dual stakes-placed Grace Upon Grace is represented by yearlings this year, while grade II-placed Empire Way may have the most productive pedigree of the group. His Empire Maker full sister, Royal Delta, is a two-time Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic (grade I) winner and dual Eclipse champion, while a half-sister, Carnival Court, has just won two straight at Belmont Park. “Empire Way has a stone-cold pedigree,” Lovingier noted. “He bred between 40 and 50 mares this year.” The grade III-winning freshman sires Bushwacker and Time to Get Even were represented by their first winners this spring. Time for a Hug became Time to Get Even’s first victor with a score over maiden special weight company in April, while Time for Angie later became his first stakesplaced winner in June. Bushwacker’s Tupleo Cush won against $50,000 maiden claimers in May, then became stakes-placed at Golden Gate in June, losing by only a head to the undefeated dual stakes winner Skydreamin. Lovingier, an Oklahoma native, considers the TOBA award to be unexpected. “It was a surprise; I probably breed about a third of the amount that some of the bigger operations do, but I think per-horse-bred I did very well.” He will be honored at TOBA’s 28th annual National Award Dinner in Lexington on Friday Sept. 6, along with the 27 other Breeder of the Year winners from the United States and Canada.

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Terry Lovingier’s Lovacres Ranch in Warner Springs is far from a massive operation, but Lovingier makes the most of his stock. In 2012, he ranked fourth amongst California breeders with earnings of $1,539,071, topping his previous state-best position of fifth in 2008. For his success, Loviniger has been selected by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) as its 2012 State Breeder of the Year for California. A majority of that success can be owed to grade I winner Willa B Awesome, who delighted Lovingier and trainer Walther Solis with three major stakes victories and two thirds from nine starts last year. The chestnut filly won the grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes by 3 1/2 lengths, as a stepping stone to her desperate nose score in the grade I, $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks. She skipped the Kentucky Oaks in favor of the $288,000 Melair Stakes, which she also took by a nose, solidifying her status as the California Champion Three-Year-Old Female of 2012. Willa B Awesome was retired in January, with a lifetime record of five wins, three seconds and five thirds from 19 starts. She earned $648,896, of which $457,000 was earned in 2012. Her efforts were rewarded with a trip to Kentucky for a date with one of the nation’s leading sires, Medaglia d’Oro. Willa B Awesome is in foal, and will be offered at Fasig-Tipton’s prestigious November Sale. Willa B Awesome’s sire, Awesome Gambler, is the resident star of the Lovacres breeding shed. The stakes-winning son of Coronado’s Quest stood the 2013 season for $5,000, and his runners have proven to be both precocious and versatile. “His best years are still to come,” Lovingier said. “He has some really nice babies coming up this year, with ‘Willie’ being the one to watch.” Willie B Awesome is Willa B Awe-

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Chrys S. Chrys: Statisfying The Hunger

by EMILY SHIELDS He has the somewhat unusual family name of Chrys Sam Chrys, but he is also a personable character, a brilliant restaurant owner and a longtime Thoroughbred breeder. In fact, Chrys has been a member of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) since 1969, which is almost as long as he has been a staple on Pico Avenue in Los Angeles. Chrys’ father, Sam Chrys, paved the way by opening a Greek grocery store, C & K Importing Company, in 1948. The younger Chrys took over the business from his father in 1968, but he had no intention of stopping with the store. “It was always a dream to have a restaurant myself,” Chrys said. “One day the opportunity came, and it was almost an instant success.” Papa Cristo’s Taverna serves food made with the same special, imported ingredients that called the grocery home. “Our olive oil and cheese is from Greece, and the recipes are from my grandmother and mother, who were really great cooks. We don’t use MSG, we don’t use bullion cubes. When we make a chicken soup, we start with a chicken.” As if 1968 wasn’t already a significant enough year, it is also when Chrys found himself as a first-time horse owner. His cousin, Dr. Chrys Ernest Chrys, was hosting a dinner in Apple Valley, and Chrys found himself agreeing to purchase an older racehorse at the gathering. Although the horse “didn’t work out,” the experience was good enough to hook Chrys. “My very first trainer I had was Mel Stute. He was the greatest, absolutely the greatest; he mentored us, took care of us, and was fabulous.” Next, Chrys purchased several yearlings and a broodmare by Tim Tam named Awake. This fateful purchase shaped his 20 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED • AUGUST 2013

entire time in the industry: Awake produced Chrys’ homebred Sweet Anastacia, a daughter of Isle of Greece. She, in turn, produced Maryo in 1979, Chrys’ homebred stakes winner. The daughter of Olympiad King won the $36,325 Turkish Trousers Stakes at Hollywood Park in 1982, shortly after a fifth-placed finish in the grade III, $53,550 Princess Stakes. Maryo went on to become the dam of Silver Circus, a dual graded stakes-winning son of Golden Act. Although Silver Circus did not race for Chrys, he did win the $200,000 Hollywood Derby (grade I) and $200,000 Del Mar Derby (grade II) in 1988, and finished his career in 1992 with earnings of $618,750. Another of Maryo’s foals, Kaboi, was a stakesplaced, four-time winner of $154,225 for Chrys. Sweet Anastacia also produced three other black-type winners. Her Ruffinal daughter of 1976 was Sweet Kakalina, a two-time stakes winner. Just one year later, she produced a full brother to Maryo named He Man Sam, who won six of his 42 starts, including the Christmas Handicap at Agua Caliente. Then came Mangaki in 1981. Another son of Olympiad King, Mangaki was the best horse Chrys ever raced. The California-bred debuted with a win at Golden Gate Fields in 1984, and Chrys was in attendance. “He was in mid pack early, and the next thing I knew, he was in front. I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, here we go!’ I knew then that he was great.” Mangaki won a pair of allowance races that season before gaining his first stakes victory in the $83,400 Round Table Handicap at Bay Meadows Racecourse. “He went gate-to-wire,” Chrys recalled. “He was on the lead, and then the announcer yelled, ‘It looks like Mangaki rebroke!’ He took off www.ctba.com


Trujillo, Mangaki’s former groom. “I wanted to get back into it,” Chrys explained. “I have a few back galloping and one is working, so they’ll be back at the track shortly.” For the Chrys family, keeping racing in California alive is a priority. Dr. Chrys E. Chrys—the cousin—recently sold a filly for $190,000 at the Barretts May Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. “My cousin is like me; he has dabbled in and out of horses for 45 years,” Chrys said. “He has a great eye for horses.” “California is a great place for horse racing, and a great place for this industry to stay,” Chrys continued. “We have to do what we can to continue to have this fabulous sport here, employing all the people it does. It’s a crime that we lost (Betfair) Hollywood Park, but we have to deal with it and try to rebuild the industry and get more horses into California. We cannot allow this wonderful industry to go away.” If you really want to see Chrys in his element, visit Papa Cristos (www.papacristos.com) at 2771 West Pico Boulevard. Besides the grocery store, the restaurant caters and offers a wildly popular “Big Fat Greek Family Style Dinner” on Thursday nights with Greek wine tasting. “We have a formulated spice blend, made specifically for us, which is the key to our success,” Chrys said proudly. “We put that on our lamb, our beef, and our chicken, and people buy it by the pound…” Hungry yet?

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and opened up again. It was the most thrilling thing that ever happened to me. They gave me a bouquet after the race, and I carried it around all day, even through the airport.” Mangaki also won the grade III, $113,400 Bay Meadows Derby that same season. After a lengthy layoff, Mangaki returned to the races in 1986, winning an allowance event and placing in a stakes race before finishing 10th in Lure’s Breeders’ Cup Mile (grade I). Mangaki did win the grade III, $131,750 All American Handicap and $50,600 Citation Invitational Handicap in 1987, and set a new track record for a mile at Santa Anita Park. He was away from the races again until 1991, when a brief comeback attempt was launched, but then Mangaki was permanently retired with earnings of $373,465. Mangaki stood his stallion career at Van Mar Farms, Mira Loma Thoroughbreds Farm, Chrys Chrys Thoroughbred Ranch and Marianne Millard’s Here Tis Ranch. He reached age 32 before he passed away in 2012. Chrys said, “We couldn’t have asked for more, he was the best. My children grew up with him. He was a special horse, a part of our family. He got a bit swaybacked right towards the end, but otherwise he looked fabulous. Marianne took incredible care of him, and it showed. He was thriving out there.” Chrys now has a few horses in training with Victor

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Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms: From Dust To Diamonds

Thoroughbred Farms In California

Article & Photos by MARCIE HEACOX They called it “The Dirt Farm.” When visitors first set eyes on the 85-acre Hemet property, all they saw was a hopeless heap of dilapidated fencing, mystery metal scraps and weeds. But the team that founded Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms, LP, in March of 2012 had a vision to transform the dust into diamonds, and today their dreams are close to becoming reality. Longtime Thoroughbred owners Paul and Aileen Brazeau spent $2.1 million to acquire the former site of the Hemet Valley and Heavens View Thoroughbred Farms. Land investor Mike Wright originally didn’t want to sell, but reconsidered an hour after the first phone call. “That was the quickest deal,” Paul Brazeau said. “He came out one afternoon, we spent 10 minutes together and I bought the ranch.” Paul Brazeau previously owned 15-acre Delta Farms in Rancho Santa Fe and 120-acre Hayes Haven Farm on Newtown Pike in Lexington, Kentucky, and has been racing horses for more than five decades. After World War II, the Boston import settled in Southern California and became heavily involved in electrical contracting and commercial real estate. After marrying Aileen Brazeau in 1989, the pair focused on building seniors continuing care facilities, most recently the San Clemente Villas by the Sea. The Brazeaus met future business partner and farm manager

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Nadine Anderson at Fairplex Park two years ago, and she told them about a dispersal sale for Getaway Thoroughbred Farms, which she’d been managing. They bought a handful of horses from the sale, and started looking for land on which to house their acquisition. They had no luck until making the deal with Wright to buy the Hemet property, where about 160 of Getaway’s unsold horses were being housed temporarily, mere days from eviction. Anderson’s been riding since age 12, and, like many horse crazy girls, went from showing to galloping at the track. She’d sneak out of the house before school to ride at Hastings Racecourse in Canada. She exercised horses for 35 years, despite lingering physical complications from a broken neck sustained in a 1991 riding accident at Golden Gate Fields. A 2007 paddock accident at Getaway ended her exercise riding career for good. In addition to riding, Anderson also trained Arabian and Thoroughbred racehorses from the late 1970s to early 1990s, including for United Arab Emirates ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The cornerstone of her time with horses was Serazim, an Arabian stallion she owned for 32 years and used for showing, racing, ponying, breeding and more. “He was my whole life,” Anderson said. Continued on next page

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Thoroughbred Farms In California Cont’d. Serazim lives on in the form of great grandson Rusty, Brazeau Farms’ expert teaser stallion. “If you don’t have a good teaser, you don’t have anything,” Anderson said. “He really does his job.” The farm’s four resident Thoroughbred stallions reap the benefits. The Brazeaus’ Stormy Jack is the most accomplished sire on the roster. A four-time stakes winner and graded stakes-placed on the track, the son of Bertrando and Tiny Kristin, by Steelinctive (GB), is best known as the sire of 2008 California Horse of the Year Bob Black Jack. In addition to that grade I winner, Stormy Jack has five other stakes progeny. He covered 26 mares for a $1,500 fee in 2013, his first season at Brazeau. One of those mares was Bob Black Jack’s dam, Molly’s Prospector, but she lost the foal. Strike for Glory will stand his second season at Brazeau for owners Jose Vera and Martin and Sandy Malagon. The winning son of Smart Strike and the grade III-placed stakes-winning Secreto mare Secreto’s Glory only covered six mares while standing for a

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complimentary fee this past breeding season. Anderson hopes his best days are ahead. The 15-year-old last raced in 2002, but didn’t enter stud until 2011. “As an older horse coming into the breeding shed, we can only judge by what he throws,” Anderson said. “He’s well worth giving a chance. Class always comes out if you give it a chance, and that horse is just full of it.” The newest member of the stallion clan is World Renowned, who is still at the track but will be available for the 2014 breeding season. He’s owned by the Niles Dickey LLC partnership headed by Mike Reyes. World Renowned has won only two of 17 starts, but his pedigree provides optimism. A son of A.P. Indy, he’s the only foal out of Splendid Blended, a dual grade I-winning daughter of Unbridled’s Song. “Adding a stallion with that kind of page, we already have a bunch of mares we want to breed to him,” Anderson said. The Brazeaus’ Best Minister stood for $1,000 this year but will stand for a private fee in 2014. The stakes winner’s sire is Deputy Minister, and his dam is the Halo daughter Best of Memories, a half-sister to grade I winner and producer Memories of Silver. Anderson said Best Minister will priNadine Anderson with Stormy Jack (top) marily be marketed for sporthorse and Strike for Glory (bottom). breeding. He’s approved by the Rhein-

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land Pfalz-Saar International (RPSI) registry, which grades horses on “quality of movement, correctness of conformation and clear character for competition and reproduction.” A Kings Life, who stood for a complimentary fee this year, has returned to racing, but the farm hopes to one day stand him again. He’s sired by Silic (Fr) and out of the winning Gulch mare Way of Life. Another horse on the fence between racing and breeding is the unraced five-year-old It’s All About Ron, a son of Henny Hughes and the unraced Mr. Prospector mare Prospect of Joy. Aside from the stallions, nearly 200 horses call Brazeau home. More than half are mares, foals and yearlings, and many of the others are either laid up or in training. Anderson said she doesn’t want the farm’s horse population to grow any larger, and wants to cut back on the Brazeaus’ stock to make room for outside clients. Anderson said each member of the 14-member staff knows every horse on the grounds, in part because of emphasis on physical handling, including imprint training and daily grooming for foals. Each equine also has an individualized regimen. “When I go out and feed, I stop and pet them all, and the guys will just pet them as they’re walking around,” Anderson said. “I want the horses to know that we really care about them.” Horses comfortable around humans have made life easier for the Assistant Manager and farrier, Cheyenna Ortiz, the Farm Veterinarian, Dr. Hugh Gibbs, and breaking rider Jesus Lopez. Ortiz said a genial relationship also exists person to person. Some of the grooms are related, and others are friends from previous jobs at nearby farms. “You’ll hear them singing, joking and teasing each other instead of complaining, and they all have pride in their horses,” Ortiz said. Visitors are also treated as part of the family. “I think it’s really fun to show people around, show them the stallions, let them interact,” Anderson said. “The more the merrier.” The farm, in its current state, is worth showing off, especially

because of how much toil it’s required. The Brazeaus have spent $1.5 million and counting to create a facility for breeding, foaling, boarding, breaking, training, lay ups and sales preparation. The overseer of the massive renovation has been the Operations Manager, Marci de la Torre, a lifelong horsewoman who’s known Anderson for 20 years. She worked in the medical device field for 25 years before joining the Brazeau team, and previously gained valuable experience transforming rundown MacDonald Thoroughbred Farm in Los Olivos into a profitable business. Led by contractor Al Bryant, crews razed everything but one barn that has historical status as a former station on the Pony Express. From the ashes arose green pastures, turnouts, lay-up pens, training stalls, round pens, custom starting gates and a stallion barn, foaling barn, Eurosizer and seven-furlong track with an uphill gallop. All of the amenities are bordered by 45 acres of alfalfa fields, which allow the farm to be self-sufficient with hay. The land has two water wells and high quality soil previously used for lettuce farming. The air is cooled by nearby Diamond Valley Lake. The team’s in the process of expanding the track to a one-mile dirt oval with an inner turf track and infield water feature. They’re also adding a 10-stall training barn and expanding existing lay-up pens. With each passing day they get closer to achieving their ambition of creating a top class Thoroughbred farm. “We pinch ourselves,” de la Torre said. Optimism is palpable when speaking with each of the farm’s partners. When asked what she saw for the future of the farm, Aileen Brazeau said, simply, “Stakes winners.” Paul Brazeau said the farm will continue to grow “because we’ll keep making it better and better and better and better.” Anderson reached even higher, saying, “We want to raise top-notch horses, and help put California on the map. We can raise as good of a horse here as anywhere in the world.”

BRAZEAU THOROUGHBRED FARMS FACT-FILE Owners: Paul & Aileen Brazeau Managing Partner & Farm Manager: Nadine Anderson Operations Manager: Marci de la Torre Assistant Manager: Cheyenna Ortiz Farm Veterinarian: Dr. Hugh Gibbs Address: 30500 State Street, Hemet, California, 92543 Telephone: (951) 925-8957 or (951) 201-2278 Fax: (951) 925-6792 Web Site: www.brazeauthoroughbredfarms.com E-Mail Address: atican2000@hotmail.com Services: Breeding, Boarding, Breaking, Training, Lay Ups & Sales Preparation Stallions Best Minister (Deputy Minister)…………………….Private Treaty Stormy Jack (Bertrando)…………………………….$1,500 Live Foal Strike for Glory (Smart Strike)……………………….Complimentary to Approved Mares World Renowned (A.P. Indy)……………….………..Private Treaty Thoroughbred Population (July 2013): Stallions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Lay-Ups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Broodmares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Sales Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Foals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Yearlings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Horses Of Racing Age . . . . . . . . .28 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186

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Doinghardtimeagain: A Triple Double

by RUDI GROOTHEDDE On June 22, the homebred three-year-old fillies Doinghardtimeagain and Let Faith Arise provided a “triple double” of black-type wins for Tom and Debi Stull’s Tommy Town Thoroughbreds and two of its resident sires. Just after 2 p.m., the former became a three-time stakes winner on the all-weather Cushion Track surface at Betfair Hollywood Park with her biggest victory to date, a win in the Inglewood track’s grade II, $150,000 Hollywood Oaks at 1 1/16 miles. Nearly three hours and more than 350 miles away at Pleasanton’s Alameda County Fair meet, the latter then gave the Santa Ynez farm a second stakes win of the day by taking the $58,050 California Wine Stakes going six furlongs on the dirt. Doinghardtimeagain is by Ministers Wild Cat, who is currently involved in a close three-way tussle with Tribal Rule and Unusual Heat atop California’s stallion rankings, while Let Faith Arise is by Kafwain, who holds the fourth position on that same list. As the winner of Hollywood’s $245,000 Melair Stakes for runners bred or sired in California on April 27, following her victory in the similarly restricted $200,750 Evening Jewel Stakes going 6 1/2 furlongs on the main dirt track at Santa Anita Park on March 30, Doinghratimeagain was installed as the 4-5 favorite for the 68th running of the Hollywood Oaks. Instead of stalking in third as she had done successfully in her two previous stakes wins, the dark bay went gate-towire with fractions of :23.93, :47.78, 1:11.77 and 1:36.59, before recording a final time of 1:43.27 for the 1 1/16-mile test. Doinghardtimeagain won by 2 1/2 lengths over the

grade I-placed stakes winner Iotapa, followed by Ondine, Ciao Bella Luna and Unbridled Wee. Trained by Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer for all her trips to post, including a runner-up finish on her racing debut at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Aug. 26, 2012, and ridden for the third consecutive time by Rafael Bejarano, she earned $90,000 to improve her record to 9-5-3-0 and $573,770. Doinghardtimeagain is now unbeaten in four starts at Hollywood, with her other wins coming in the restricted $196,000 Soviet Problem Stakes at seven furlongs on Dec. 9, following a 6 1/2-furlong maiden special weight triumph against Cal-breds posted exactly a month earlier. Doinghardtimeagain is the 23rd Cal-bred winner of the Hollywood Oaks, following in the hoofprints of such greats homegrown distaffers as Honeymoon, Ruth Lily, B. Thoughtful and Fran’s Valentine, to name but a few. She is the third foal and winner out of the two-time victor Silver Hawk Lady, a daughter of Conquistador Cielo whom Tom and Debi claimed for $6,250 from her final career start at Fairplex Park in Pomona during September of 2006. In 2011, the $124,320-earner unfortunately died after producing the Kafwain filly Twentyfive to Life. Lest we forget, Let Faith Arise has also done Tommy Town proud. Out of the graded stakes-placed, three-time winner Babe Hall, this Kentucky-bred filly boasts a record of four wins, a third and $89,990 in earnings from just six starts in Northern California. As for Doinghardtimeagain, she is being pointed towards the restricted $200,000 Fleet Treat Stakes at seven furlongs on Del Mar’s all-weather Polytrack surface on July 27.

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Grade II Hollywood Oaks Betfair Hollywood Park—June 22, 2013

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by JERRY KLEIN ghost with Ron and Lillian Lang. “After those races, he wasn’t moving well so I gave him a couple of months off, then another couple and another couple. It really worked.” A son of Muqtarib and 12-year-old Xpress Xcess, by In Excess (Ire), Ourwestcoastghost now sports a bankroll of $132,410 from a 7-4-2-1 record. A Sight For Sore Eyes When veteran trainer Bill Morey Jr. thinks he has a two-year-old who can run, it is best to pay attention. The developer of California-bred standout Bold Chieftain sent out his Look Quickly for Pleasanton’s $63,750 Juan Gonzalez Memorial Stakes on July 6, one month after the bay’s fast-closing debut win at big odds. Cautious of her running style on the hot Pleasanton strip, bettors let her go to post as the 5-1 third choice in the wagering, but she stayed nearer to the pace this time before surging home to win going away by 1 1/4 lengths over seven rivals in 1:03.51. Assistant Manny Padilla, who was deputizing for the hospitalized conditioner, said afterward, “We’ve liked this filly from the beginning. She acted classy from day one, and she’s never done anything wrong. This has worked out just the way we planned it. It will make his hospital stay a little nicer.” In the Juan Gonzalez Memorial, jockey Pedro Terrero was able to get Look Quickly moving early and she tracked 2-1 favorite Side Letter and jockey Russell Baze through a :44:52 half-mile. The other pursuers soon fell away, but Terrero shook up Look Quickly in mid-stretch and she powered past the spent pacesetter with Baze unable to rouse a defense. Purims Faith was third. “She seemed better today,” Terrero said upon dismounting. “She broke better, but I took her back off the lead. I felt like

Ourwestcoastghost—$75,400 Casual Lies Handicap—July 4, 2013

Look Quickly—$63,750 Juan Gonzalez Memorial Stakes—July 6, 2013

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In June and July, half of the eight stakes races contested during Pleasanton’s Alameda County Fair meeting and the California State Fair meet at Cal Expo in Sacramento were won by an assortment of California-breds, from the fiveyear-old gelding Ourwestcoastghost and the two-year-old filly Look Quickly to the five-year-old mare Sister Kate and the three-year-old filly Marks Mine. A Supernatural Sprinter Ourwestcoastghost stepped onto the Pleasanton oval for the $75,400 Casual Lies Handicap at six furlongs on July 4, having shown a distinct preference for sprinting over routing. Now the hope was that he would like a dirt track as much as Golden Gate Fields’ all-weather Tapeta surface, the site of his six previous starts. But there was no need to worry. Despite a sluggish start, Ourwestcoastghost flashed by his rivals in the stretch to post a convincing 1 3/4-length win in 1:09.12 over pacesetters Coach Bob, a 14-1 longshot, and the 3-5 favorite Distinctiv Passion. “That’s the first time he broke slow for me,” said jockey Abel Cedillo, now four-for-four aboard the dark bay gelding. “But he was relaxed, and I wanted to stay behind the speed anyway. On the turn, I went on with him.” Ourwestcoastghost didn’t make it to the races until late in his three-year-old year, winning his debut in a Golden Gate sprint, then placing in three consecutive two-turn races. A prolonged break of more than a year ensued before he returned with victories in two straight six-furlong allowance races in May and June of this year. Though not expecting to be last early, the result didn’t surprise trainer D. Wayne Baker. “I always thought he could be a come-from-behind sprinter, but I wanted to try going long,” said Baker, who co-bred and co-owns Ourwestcoast-

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third win in her last five races since being pointed exclusively to route contests. Her record is now 17-6-2-4 with a bankroll of $257,686. The Mark Of A Winner Larry and Marianne Williams’ speedy Marks Mine boasted three stakes-placings in her last four starts against her own age group but had not found the winner’s circle since January. So trainer Steve Specht decided to try her for the first time against older distaffers in Sacramento’s $75,700 California State Fair Sprint Handicap on July 20. Undaunted by the assignment, the bay daughter of Benchmark tracked a blistering half-mile pace of :43.57 as the 5-2 second choice in the wagerinig before taking charge at the top of the lane and throttling her seven adversaries by a widening four lengths. The 30-1 Longshot Paris in April rallied for second, a length clear of 2-1 favorite English Royal. Pacesetter Fightin Mean Mad, the only other sophomore in the field, faded to fifth and was subsequently placed sixth for interference in the early going. Fightin Mean Mad, bet down to 7-2, broke alertly but tangled with Distinctive Yolie as she shot to the lead. The latter was knocked off stride, then recovered and took up the chase, only to fade on the turn. Marks Mine, who had tracked the pair from the inside, moved out to challenge under Frank Alvarado and met no resistance as she drew clear, finishing the six panels in 1:08.93. “They were in the gate a long time, and she didn't break sharp,” Specht said afterward. “I’m glad she’s starting to settle. She’s got speed to sit where she wants, but when she settles early, she finishes strong. Frank has done a pretty good job getting her to relax.” Mark’s Mine is a homebred of the Williamses, produced from 15-year-old Ermine Fever, a Capote half-sister to 1995 Kentucky Derby (grade I) runner-up Tejano Run. She improved her record to 10-4-3-2 with her second Nothern California stakes tally. The winner’s check of $45,050 raised her account to $203,500.

Sister Kate—$75,250 California Governor’s Cup Handicap—July 13, 2013

Marks Mine—$75,700 California State Fair Sprint Handicap—July 20, 2013

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I had a lot of horse at the top of the stretch, but I didn’t know if I could get to the leader. But then she went by easily.” By Run Away and Hide, Look Quickly was bred by Morey out of the 12-year-old Western Fame mare Fame’s Flame, who was retired after breaking her maiden at Pleasanton in her second start during 2006. Look Quickly is now unbeaten in two starts and has earned $63,260. The Leader Of The Pack Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer had five of the 11 nominations for the California Governor’s Cup Handicap at Sacramento on July 13, and decided to start four of them in the $75,250 race. Such a show of strength kept all but one of the other nominees in their stalls, with only Tim McCanna challenging the quartet with Ruby Pumps. Graded stakes winner Via Villagio was sent off as the 9-5 favorite in the 1 1/16-mile contest for older fillies and mares but it was Sister Kate, the only Cal-bred miss in the field, who dominated from the start. She outsprinted Ruby Pumps to take the lead on the clubhouse turn, then held that one at bay down the backstretch before pulling away with authority down the lane. Via Villagio’s belated bid on the far outside earned her the place, 3 3/4 lengths behind the winner and 1 3/4 lengths clear of Ruby Pumps. Sister Kate, who carried jockey William Antongeorgi III and the top weight of 119 pounds, completed her journey in 1:42.53. Sister Kate is a homebred who races for Mary H. Caldwell. By Ballena Vista Farm’s Benchmark, she is a full sister to the 2006 Santa Anita Derby (grade I) winner Brother Derek, an earner of over $1,611,138, and fellow California champion Don’tsellmeshort, who won three stakes as a two-year-old before being grade II-placed at three. They and six other winners were produced by the 20-year-old unraced Siyah Kalem mare Miss Soft Sell. The ultra-consistent Sister Kate posted her sixth win, and second stakes victory, in the California Governor’s Cup ’Cap. She took April’s $83,600 Santa Lucia Stakes at Santa Anita and has also finished second or third a half-dozen times while earning a check in all 17 of her starts. It was her

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#55 Unusual Suspect: Out Of The Ordinary

Cal-Bred Millionaires’ Row

by EMILY SHIELDS Mar Thoroughbred Club on Aug. 6, 2006, finishing seventh in a six-furlong contest on the dirt. Switched to turf and stretched out to a mile for his second try, Unusual Suspect responded with a win at Del Mar on Aug. 24. From there, it was straight to stakes company, with Unusual Suspect finishing third in the $65,025 Pinjara Stakes and second in both the $100,000 Real Quiet Stakes and $75,000 Generous Stakes (grade III). He raced twice more in stakes that year, but didn’t hit the board, and dropped back to allowance company to kick off his three-year-old campaign. Unusual Suspect won twice in the first half of 2007, taking a pair of allowance races at Hollywood Park in June. After three stakes starts at Del Mar, including a runner-up finish in the $84,200 Oceanside Stakes, Unusual Suspect finally captured his first stakes victory, winning the $75,000 Bay Meadows Derby by a head. Now-retired jockey Kyle Kaenel was aboard for the victory, which preceded a fourthplaced finish in the Oak Tree Derby (grade II). Facing older stakes horses in the $175,000 California Cup Mile Handicap at Santa Anita Park seemed a tall order for Unusual Suspect, who went off at 12-1. Jockey Joe Talamo was aboard for the grassy mile contest, which featured defending champion Epic Power. Unusual Suspect rallied from eighth in an 11-strong field to win by 1 3/4 lengths, with Epic Power settling for second. “This horse is a miler,” Talamo declared after the race. Continued on next page

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Although Unusual Suspect couldn’t have possibly known that the filly down the shedrow was his younger full sister, it’s fun to imagine that they could have had a bit of a sibling rivalry going on. When Golden Doc A won a grade I race at the tender age of three in 2008, and went on to earn $580,126, older brother Unusual Suspect had to rise to the challenge. Not only did he capture a grade I as a six-year-old, but he also became the 55th California-bred millionaire. Unusual Suspect’s story starts in New Zealand, where his dam, the 1994 Crested Wave mare Penpont (NZ), made her debut. She finished second once in two starts before being sent to the United States under the care of trainer Roger Stein. After Penpont broke her maiden at Fairplex Park in her 16th start during 1999, Stein ran her once more, then gave her to his longtime friend Barry Abrams. The plan was to send her to Abrams’ recently retired stallion Unusual Heat, a horse who few breeders knew. The mating resulted in a longtime marriage between Penpont and Unusual Heat. The first foal, Master Heat, became a four-time winner of $157,764. Solid Fuel, born a year later, earned $168,093 with his four wins. Rushen Heat became the first stakes-placed runner from the cross, earning $179,901 and finishing second in the 2008 California Cup Distance Handicap. Then came Unusual Suspect. David Abrams, Barry’s younger brother, bred the nearblack colt, who was foaled at Old English Rancho in Sanger on April 14, 2004. The colt joined Barry’s barn as a juvenile, and debuted for the brothers and Barry’s wife Dyan at the Del

Unusual Suspect became the 55th California-bred millionaire with this win in the Grade I, $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes at Hollywood Park on November 13, 2010.

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Just two weeks prior to the Cal Cup victory, Unusual Suspect’s juvenile full sister, Golden Doc A, won her second stakes race, taking the Anoakia Stakes after having won the Generous Portion Stakes during the summer. The siblings’ fates would entwine again on Nov. 24, when Golden Doc A finished in a dead heat for third in the $113,200 Miesque Stakes (grade III) and Unusual Suspect won the grade III, $150,000 Hollywood Turf Express Handicap by a nose. Cut back in distance to six furlongs and facing open company, Unusual Suspect was dismissed at 16-1. He had the services of Tyler Baze that day, and outran his odds to defeat Bonfante, future Breeders’ Cup winner Desert Code and Quietly Mine in a thrilling four-horse finish. Golden Doc A got off to a faster start in 2008 than her older brother; on Feb. 9, she won the grade I, $250,000 Las Virgenes Stakes. Unusual Suspect, on the other hand, started 10 times without a win, and made four of those starts at Woodbine in Canada, finishing no better than third. He finally put it back together on Dec. 26, carrying Chantal Sutherland to victory in the $73,500 Silveyville Stakes at Golden Gate Fields. The year was hardly a bust for Penpont (NZ), however; she Age

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was named the 2007/2008 California Broodmare of the Year. Both of her next two Unusual Heat foals, Mama Rosa and Papa Lev, became winners as well, but with Golden Doc A going winless in 2009 prior to retirement, it was up to Unusual Suspect to carry on the stakes banner. At five in 2009, Unusual Suspect finished third in the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Turf Stakes, defying his 53-1 odds against a field of talented Florida-breds and Cal-breds. That race was over 1 1/8 miles, and Unusual Suspect still had yet to win past 1 1/16 miles, lending some truth to Talamo’s theory that the horse was best as a miler. Unusual Suspect didn’t agree, and on Aug. 5, he stretched out to 1 1/2 miles and switched to Del Mar’s all-weather Polytrack surface to win the $150,000 Cougar II Handicap by a nose at 24-1. Jockey Alonso Quinonez was aboard that day, guiding the dark horse to victory over subsequent $1 million Pacific Classic (grade I) winner Richard’s Kid. Rather than run in the 10-furlong Classic, Unusual Suspect finished fifth in the Del Mar Handicap (grade II), then shipped to Arlington Park in Illinois to run sixth in the Washington Park Handicap (grade III) six days later. As a six-year-old in 2010, Unusual Suspect had a roller coaster season. He finished eighth in the Sunshine Millions

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Special Unusual Heat Glacial (Den) Rossard (Den) Peas-Blossom (GB) Crozier Crested Wave Fading Wave Penpont (NZ) Imposing (Aus) Imposing Star (NZ) Black Willow (NZ)

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Nearctic Natalma Forli (Arg) Thong Pardal (Fr) Glacis (Den) Midsummer Night Fan Light (GB) My Babu (Fr) Miss Olympia Quibu (Arg) Fading Sky Todman (Aus) Hialeah (Aus) Sobig (NZ) Kathleigh (NZ)

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Classic Stakes, then rebounded to be second in the grade II, $150,000 San Luis Obispo Handicap. A fifth on the grass and a seventh on all-weather were followed by another second place finish, this time in the grade II, $150,000 San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap over a grueling 1 3/4 miles. Two more unplaced efforts in graded company were followed by a third in the Sunset Handicap (grade III). When trying to defend his title in the Cougar II Handicap (grade III), Unusual Suspect finished second, but once again crossed the wire ahead of subsequent Pacific Classic hero Richard’s Kid. After running second in the $150,000 California Cup Classic Stakes, it was time for the biggest win of Unusual Suspect’s career. Sent off at 10-1 in the 1 1/2-mile Hollywood Turf Cup on Nov. 13, 2010, Unusual Suspect was partnered with jockey Corey Nakatani. He tracked the pace and steadily advanced throughout, wearing down Temple City in the stretch to score by a determined head. The victory in the $250,000 race put Unusual Suspect on even terms with his younger sister Golden Doc A in terms of grade I success, and also elevated his earnings past the seven-figure mark. He became the second of three sons of Unusual Heat to achieve that benchmark in two years: The Usual Q.T. crossed the million-dollar threshold earlier in 2010, while the brilliant Acclamation would accomplish it in 2011.

After the Turf Cup victory, Abrams announced intentions to sell a majority interest in Unusual Suspect to Australian interests. After finishing fifth in the San Marcos Stakes (grade II), Unusual Suspect was exported to Australia and placed in the care of trainer Mike Kent. After a long quarantine period and four starts in Australia, including a ninth-placed effort in the prestigious Melbourne Cup (group I), the Cal-bred was on the move again. He shipped to Meydan Racecourse in Dubai to make four unplaced starts there, a trip that trainer Kent called “disastrous.” After brief consideration was given to a run at England’s Royal Ascot meet, Unusual Suspect returned to Australia later in the 2012 season. After finishing third in the Sandown Cup Handicap over two miles, Unusual Suspect won one final time in the 1 5/8mile Werribee Cup. He was injured over rough ground in his next start, and retired with 10 wins, eight seconds, seven thirds and earnings of $1,361,522 in 72 starts. He is still in Australia awaiting sale as a stallion prospect; it is hoped that the stayer with sprinter’s speed will get placed in either Australia or New Zealand for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere breeding season. Although Unusual Heat’s offspring are known for their versatility, Unusual Suspect might lead them all in that regard. With wins from six furlongs to 1 5/8 miles, on turf and all-weather surfaces, and in both the United States and Australia, Unusual Suspect was more than deserving of his status as a Cal-bred millionaire.

$75,000 Bay Meadows Derby (inside)—September 29, 2007

$175,000 California Cup Mile Handicap—November 3, 2007

Grade III Hollywood Turf Express Handicap (#1)—November 24, 2007

$76,068 Werribee Cup—December 12, 2012

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Nestled in rolling hills adjacent to the horse-related community of Santa Theresita, you will find one of the oldest and most beautiful homages to the Thoroughbred in this state, California Thoroughbred Ranch. Now in its fourth decade of operation, the ranch was built from the ground up by Jack and Susie Farmer who still own the beautiful facility and live right on the premises. Once an abandoned alfalfa field, the ranch is a striking portrayal of early California architecture, right down to the adobe and mission-style construction of the barns and office complex. The main barn contains stalls for 40 horses in training and the foaling barn comes equipped with closed circuit television monitors that are linked up to the farm manager’s office and residence 24 hours a day. Newborns are kept in stalls with their dams for the first 36 hours of life and monitored closely. After that, they are moved outdoors to grassy paddocks and pastures. The region’s temperate climate allows for horses to live outdoors year-round, and the ranch’s pastures range from two acres to almost 50 and follow the contours of the foothills. To date, more than 200 stakes winners have been foaled and raised on the ranch’s green fields. Others, like last year’s Eclipse champion juvenile colt Valid Point, were brought to the ranch as yearlings for breaking and schooling. California Thoroughbred Ranch also has an excellent reputation as a training center. It

offers five round pens, an indoor riding arena and a scenic uphill gallop that winds its way through the facility. There are also two treadmills and a swimming pool, where lay-ups can regain their conditioning without risk of further injury. The ranch is home to two of California’s finest stallions. Super Dad is the sire of 22 graded stakes winners and countless other stakes performers. His champion daughter Daddy’s Little Gal captured last year’s Cal Cup Juvenile Fillies and this year’s grade I Santa Anita Oaks. Moneymaker was foaled at the ranch and now stands at stud here. This graded stakes winner of nearly $400,000 has thrust himself into the national spotlight when his son Hayburner captured this year’s Travers Stakes at Saratoga. Winner of the Wood Memorial and second in both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, Hayburner now has earnings over $1 million. The Cal-bred is now pointing for the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Farm manager Bob Trainer has more than 30 years of experience in this business and gives your horses the personal care and attention they deserve. Assistant manager and yearling trainer Steve Winner also has many years of veterinary experience, although the farm’s main vet lives just down the road and is on call 24 hours a day, especially during the busy foaling season. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to come and tour the facilities. Also visit their impressive website at www.Califthoroughbredranch.com.


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A Blast From The Past

Rob An Plunder: A Record-Setting Sale Graduate

by JACKIE BARNES The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) has hosted numerous yearling sales over the years, including the past nine editions of the Northern California Yearling Sale which numbers among its graduates such top performers as grade II winner Sierra Sunset, dual graded stakes winner Autism Awareness and Bai and Bai, a grade Iplaced multiple stakes winner of $724,983. So it is not surprising to also find out that two colts who went through the ring at the CTBA’s 1987 auction in Northern California became integral parts of the Golden State’s horse racing history. Eventual two-time grade I winner and California Horse of the Year, King Glorious, by Naevus, failed to make his reserve of $8,000 as a $6,500 buyback for his breeder, Ted Aroney’s Halo Farms, while Rob an Plunder, a son of leading California sire Pirate’s Bounty bred by Bernard Marden, was purchased for $6,000 by Don Eidson, along with his partners Diamond Jim Enterprises and Harris Farms Inc. The precocious pair of juveniles, who both made their debuts at Golden Gate Fields during 1988, sadly faced each other only once in their careers. Rob an Plunder was still a maiden when he took on King Glorious in the $54,550 Kindergarten Stakes at Golden Gate on June 19. Although he could only finish second that day, beaten 10 lengths, the experience was a valuable confidence builder for the future. Following his convincing gate-to-wire, three-length maiden victory at Hollywood Park on July 2, it was off to the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for the summer season. Now trained by Craig Lewis, Rob an Plunder joined Music Merci, a $51,000 two-year-old purchase, to give the barn a formidable pair of competitors. Rob an Plunder returned in the $$64,200 Graduation Stakes on Aug. 3, when the dark bay made short work of his five opponents, scorching the six furlongs in 1:08 4/5 while

Rob An Plunder—Grade III Balboa Stakes—August 31, 1988

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defeating Bruho by 2 3/4 lengths. With momentum working in his favor, next on his plate was the $26,650 Mid-Peninsula Stakes held during the Bay Meadows Fair at Bay Meadows Racecourse on Aug. 18. The outcome was never in doubt, as the Jim Benedict trainee went off at odds of 2-5 against three other runners. He won by 2 1/2 lengths going the six-furlong distance in 1:10 1/5. By now, Rob an Plunder had placed himself among the top juveniles on the West Coast. Stepping up into graded stakes company, the youngster was assigned the 119-pound highweight for the grade III, $81,800 Balboa Stakes back at Del Mar on Aug. 31, where seven other runners were lying in wait. When the field went to post for the seven-furlong race, Rob an Plunder was the 3-2 favorite. After the gates opened, Bruho and Rob and Plunder raced together to the far turn where Bruho swerved losing his jockey Gary Stevens, leaving Rob and Plunder to coast home on the lead to win in 1:23 flat by 1 3/4 lengths over Mountain Ghost. Winning three stakes in a row within a month was quite an achievement by the youngster. He finished the season with further victories in Bay Meadows’ Sept. 18 Ford Juvenile Stakes worth $54,400, Dec. 4 Tiburon Stakes worth $54,650 and Dec. 24 Leland Stanford Stakes worth $55,500. This gave him seven consecutive wins, including six in stakes races which was a national record for a juvenile in 1988. For his exploits, Rob an Plunder received a special award recognizing him as the leading Cal-bred two-year-old sold through a CTBA-sponsored sale. At three, he made only a trio of starts, highlighted by a runner-up finish to Double Quick in the grade III, $300,000 El Camino Real Derby at Bay Meadows on Jan. 15. Unfortunately, he had to then undergo surgery for a chipped knee he had sustained in that race. At four, he was winless in 11 starts but placed in five stakes races, including a secondplaced effort during his final career start in the $300,000 California Cup Classic Handicap on Nov. 3, 1990. After standing at Harris Farms and then Van Mar Farms through the 1995 breeding season, Rob and Plunder relocated to Oregon where he stood at stud for another six years. From 99 foals, 68 percent of whom ran, he sired seven stakes performers among his earners of more than $1 million. Out of the nine-time winner Lace Pillow, a Reflected Glory half-sister to multiple stakes winner Kiwi Bikini, the record-setting colt’s career totals were 23-7-9-0 for earnings of $435,825.

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Down On The Farm

Shockwave Therapy For Horses

by HEATHER SMITH THOMAS Shockwave therapy is widely used as going to intra-articular injections. Early a treatment for soreness and injury in on, we used shockwave on arthritic joints horses. Dr. Jenny Johnson (Oakhill when the injections were no longer as Shockwave & Veterinary Chiropractic, effective or long-lasting, but a study in near Los Angeles in Calabasas, CaliforItaly a few years ago showed that shocknia) has been an equine veterinarian wave can down-regulate two of the most for 27 years. For the past seven years, important inflammatory mediators,” she she has narrowed her practice to spesays. cialize in shockwave therapy and “When there’s arthritis in a joint, chiropractic care. there is cartilage breakdown, and a num“The shockwave technology used in ber of mediators released into the joint. veterinary medicine is the same princiThese are molecules that send signals— pal as lithotripsy—which has been used and the signals they are sending into the for many years in people to break up joint are telling it to break down more kidney stones. The machines we use for cartilage. It becomes a vicious cycle with musculoskeletal therapy in horses are continual breakdown of cartilage. The different, however, from the shockwave can interrupt this and downlithotripter machines,” she explains. regulate the activity of two of the most “Lithotripsy targets the energy into important and active mediators (intera very fine pinpoint to explode a kidleukin-10 and TNF-alpha),” she explains. ney stone. The shockwave machines Shockwave appears to slow down the we use in veterinary medicine focus the energy over a larg- progression of arthritis. “I have started using it earlier, in er area. This methodology was originally used in Europe in younger horses, to treat joint pain and arthritic joints. I veterinary medicine. The first machines in the U. S. were don’t think it replaces intra-articular injections but I think brought about 15 years ago. The most common use for it’s a very important adjunct. In many cases you can reduce those was treating suspensory ligament injuries, particular- the frequency of injections and have a better long-term ly those that had avulsion fractures—where a piece of bone outcome. Any time you can avoid going into the joint, this is pulled away from the cannon bone. Shock wave therapy is better. There is always some risk when doing injections. is very useful for stimulating healing of fractures,” she says. By contrast, shockwave is not invasive,” she explains. “It stimulates osteoblast formation. These are the pre“Shockwave therapy gives a short period of analgesic cursor cells for new bone. When there’s a fracture you need effect—for about 48 hours—but after that it continues to osteoblasts to form, and bridge that gap and heal the bone,” stimulate healing on a number of levels. It increases cirexplains Johnson. culation in the area that was treated, and stimulates Since those first machines came into use, veterinarians migration of stem cells (from the horse’s own body) into have tried shockwave that area. On a cellular therapy for a huge array of level it stimulates a host problems. “Probably the of growth factors that number one use is still are also important in the treating suspensory ligahealing process. You ment injuries, but it’s also enhance the on-going used on all sorts of other healing that’s happening ligament injuries including in the body,” she says. collateral ligaments, ligaIn any athlete, tissues ments within the hoof, are constantly being broand some tendon injuries. ken down and repaired. I am using it more and “There is always remodmore on joints; horse owneling of bone, and of soft ers are beginning to use tissue. You are training shockwave therapy before the muscles and providing Dr. Jenny Johnson (Oakhill Shockwave & Veterinary Chiropractic)

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different stresses on various systems of the body (muscles, bones, etc.) to make them stronger. Shockwave therapy enhances this and helps the remodeling process. Whenever there is destruction of tissue, the shockwave stimulates quicker rebuilding and repair,” explains Johnson. “Shockwave therapy is commonly used in horses who have acute injuries or recent suspensory injuries or ligament/tendon/muscle sprains/strains, inflammation or degeneration in joints. It’s also useful for more chronic problems like an old suspensory injury. The horse may have gone through the first six or seven months of healing and the injury has reached a static phase; the healing process has reached a plateau and is not continuing to heal. Shockwave therapy can be very useful to jump-start the healing process and get things going again,” she says. The Procedure Today, shockwave therapy is a simple procedure that doesn’t take long and is easy on the horse. With the original shock wave machines that were used in veterinary medicine, the horses were usually anesthetized. Today that’s unnecessary. “About ninety-five percent of the horses are simply sedated for this procedure. The exception would be horses having their backs shockwaved. I prefer to not sedate these horses because I like to be able to evaluate their response to the shockwave therapy during the procedure. Many times they’ll give a hint about where they are most uncomfortable. I often use two different probes, for two different depths on the back. The horse may be painful at different areas or depths,” she says. Most horses readily tolerate the shockwave on their backs, with no sedation. “I have many patients who seem to enjoy it.” These horses are probably experiencing some pain relief. On the legs, however, she generally sedates the horse, for safety and so the horse is not moving around. “We don’t want it to be a bad experience for the horse, because when you get right over an injured area it can be uncomfortable,” she explains. “These focused shockwave machines are different from the

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cumbersome original machines; these new ones are heavy but portable and can be taken to the horse. I provide a service for other veterinarians in my area. They do the diagnostics and we work together; I go out to the barns and do the shockwave therapy as needed, and keep the clients’ regular veterinarians informed,” she says. “The typical protocol, for most things I treat, would be a series of three treatments. I usually space them about three weeks apart. It depends on each individual case and to some extent on the practitioner who is using it. Some like to do it closer together and some prefer the treatments farther apart,” she says. “Hind limb suspensory injuries seem to benefit from more treatments because these are some of the hardest injuries to heal, regardless of what methods you are using. In many of those cases, I will do four to six shock wave treatments. With some I do the initial three treatments then monitor the horse for a few months and then I may come back and do another two or three, depending on what is going on with the horse.” On most horses who have an injury amenable to shockwave therapy, Johnson comes out to the barn—after a diagnosis has been made by ultrasound, MRI, scintigraphy or x-rays. “I then have a clear idea of where the injury is, and will sedate the horse, standing. The shockwave therapy only takes about ten to fifteen minutes at most. I usually allow an hour for each appointment, mainly just to get to know the horse, get the equipment set up, etc. The actual therapy is relatively quick,” she says. Post-treatment, the horse wakes up and goes back to his stall. “For injured horses who are being hand-walked, there is no change in their daily protocol; they just continue this mild exercise. If it’s a horse who’s in work or in light work—in the recovery phase of the injury and starting back into work—I’ll recommend two days of just hand-walking or tack-walking before they go back to work. This is because of the forty-eight-hour period of analgesic effect. We don’t want the horse doing too much just because the pain is relieved and he feels better,” says Johnson. Effects Of Shockwave There are many beneficial affects from shockwave therapy. “It has a potent anti-inflammatory effect, Continued on next page

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Down On The Farm Cont’d. stimulates circulation, stimulates stem cell migration, stimulates fibroblast and osteoblast formation, stimulates and enhances growth factor activation—all of which are important in healing. It also has a significant anti-bacterial affect as well. Shockwave therapy is now being used in human medicine in treating burns and wounds, partly because of its anti-bacterial capacity,” says Johnson. “We don’t understand why it has this capacity, but there may be several reasons. When there’s a large bacterial population in a certain area, the bacteria form what’s called a biofilm. They bind together, making a shield of bacteria around the infected area, and are harder to kill. Shockwave might physically disrupt the biofilm and make the bacteria less viable,” she says. This disruption might enable the body’s own immune defenses or antibacterial drugs to get to the infection more readily. Breaking up the biofilm may make bacteria more susceptible to antibiotic therapy. It’s also thought that shockwaves might disrupt the metabolism of bacteria at the cellular level, by affecting the intra-cellular structure of the bacteria. Johnson published a paper a few years ago in a veterinary journal, describing the use of shockwave therapy to treat a burn injury in a horse. “This was the first published case report of using shockwave therapy to treat burns in horses. This horse had a poor prognosis because more than twentyfive percent of his body area was burned. I shockwaved him for the first time eleven days after the burn. Within twentyfour hours of the shockwave treatment there were new blood vessels growing into the burned area, the bad smell was gone, the pus was resolving, and the horse was dramatically more comfortable. He healed very well.” Another thing Johnson has used it for are wounds that

are not healing, or need to heal faster. “On these I have been able to take the sutures out in about half the time we normally would. I use shockwave on a fairly intensive basis (every other day) to stimulate wound healing.” “There are a lot of things we can treat with shockwave, that twenty years ago we didn’t have a good option for, such as treating ligaments in the hoof. We now have better ability to diagnose impar ligament injuries and suspensory ligament involvement in navicular injuries, for instance, with MRI. We couldn’t diagnose them before, but now we are able to identify and monitor these injuries much more effectively. We couldn’t treat them in earlier years, but now we have shockwave,” she says. “It can also be used in conjunction with stem cells. Depending on the type of stem cells being used, or the harvesting schedule and protocol, I generally get one or two shockwave treatments done before the stem cell injection and then usually wait three to four weeks after the stem cell injection before doing the next shockwave therapy.” This seems to enhance the benefit from stem cells. Many different treatments work well together, and this is something a lot of people don’t understand. “They want to do just one thing at a time, to find what works. In my experience, I’ve found it’s rarely just one thing that works; it’s the combination that works. There’s usually more than one thing going on with an injury that is contributing to the lameness, and the more that you can do at one time to address as many things as you can, the better chance you have for successful outcome,” says Johnson. In many instances, certain therapies are complementary and you have more success when they are used in combination than when using either one of them alone. It’s like two plus two equals five. “The therapies are synergistic, helping each other and providing better results in combination than when used individually,” she explains.

Not All Shockwave Machines Are The Same “A true shockwave has a rapid rise in pressure, followed shockwave, depending on the choice of probe head by a slightly slower rise. This is called a focused shockwave. used, directs the energy to a specific depth. It passes Some machines are marketed as shockwave machines but through the tissues prior to that depth without do not generate a true shockwave. They generate what’s depositing any energy, until it hits the targeted area. called a ballistic wave, and more correctly would be called a We use a different depth of probe, depending on the injury.” radial wave machine,” says Johnson. The focused shockwave machines are considerably “Those waves do not have as much penetration, and won’t have the same effect. It is confusing to horse more expensive than the radial machines. “The probe owners because these have been marketed as shockwave heads also need to be refurbished at specific intervals or machines, and treatments are less expensive. This makes they shut off. They have been designed that way, to shut it more appealing, but when it doesn’t work, they think off well before there is any possibility that they are not that shockwave doesn’t work. The reality is that the delivering the full amount of energy. They have to be sent wrong machine was used. Those machines can be used back to the company and completely rebuilt. Thus there for very superficial things such as a wound or an injury is an on-going expense with these machines. People wonclose to the surface, but their ability to penetrate tis- der why shockwave therapy tends to be expensive and it’s sue is minimal. The other problem with them is that not only because the machines are expensive to purchase all of the energy is applied to all of the tissue in the initially, but also because of the ongoing expense for the area it is directed toward. By contrast, the focused probes,” she explains.

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Standing for 2013 Breeding Season The Only Son of Gulch to Stand in California

BONNRITA

Gulch—Icanseeyounow, by Deputy Minister

Breed For Speed and Soundness Bonnrita retired sound after a 64 race carreer! By GULCH (1984), champion sprinter in U.S.,Stakes winner of $3,095,521, 1st Breeders’ CupSprint (G1), etc. Among the leading sires in U. S., sire of 20 crops of racing age, 1,100 foals, 910 starters,72 stakes winners, 1 champion, 642 winners of 2,304 races and earnings of $86,008,667 U. S., including THUNDER GULCH (Champion in U. S., $2,915,086, 1st Kentucky Derby (G1), etc., NAYEF (Hwt. in England and United Arab Emirates, $3,594,157, USA, 1st Juddmonte International S. (G1), etc.), EAGLE CAFE ($4,227,985 USA, 1st Japan Cup Dirt, etc.), BRAVE TENDER ($2,708,334 USA, 1st Arlington Cup, etc.), COURT VISION (to 5, 2010, $2,606,521 USA, 1st Woodbine Mile S. (G1), etc.), THE CLIFF’S EDGE ($1,265,258, 1st Toyota Blue Grass S. (G1), etc.), WALLENDA ($1,205,929, 1st Super Derby (G1), etc., ESTEEMED FRIEND ($805,237, 1st General George H. (G1), etc.). First dam is by DEPUTY MINISTER, leading broodmare sire of more than 180 stakes winners, including CURLIN, RAGS TO RICHES, HALFBRIDLED, JAZIL, BOB & JOHN etc.

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Available Statistics Through July 7, 2013

Leading Sires in California

Leading Sires by Number of Races Won

Leading Sires by Money Won Rank Sire Runners 1. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 2. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 3. Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . .102 4. Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 5. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 6. Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 7. Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 8. Southern Image . . . . . . . . . 69 9. Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . 52 10. Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 11. Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 12. Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 13. Unbridled Energy# . . . . . . . . 71 14. In Excess (Ire)* . . . . . . . . . . . 72 15. Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . 72 16. Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . 36 17. Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 18. Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 19. Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 20. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 21. Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 22. Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 23. Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . 37 24. Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 25. Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . 54 26. Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 27. Affirmative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 28. Perfect Mandate* . . . . . . . 30 29. Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 30. Cee's Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 31. Ten Most Wanted* . . . . . . . . 29 32. Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . 61 33. High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 34. Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 35. Popular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 36. Tannersmyman . . . . . . . . . . . 38 37. Silic (Fr)* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 38. Freespool† . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 39. Iron Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 40. Momentum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 41. Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 42. Western Fame* . . . . . . . . . . . 12 43. Olympio* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 44. Council Member . . . . . . . . . 15 45. Capsized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 46. Stormy Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 47. Birdonthewire . . . . . . . . . . . 11 48. Onebadshark . . . . . . . . . . . 13 49. Singletary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 50. Gotham City . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

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Starts 602 377 487 455 409 385 301 332 247 204 282 183 305 316 309 149 83 258 109 145 91 190 162 137 217 118 86 123 204 139 125 253 176 130 121 161 85 165 89 118 40 49 89 57 109 132 51 46 99 87

Races Won 101 52 91 60 55 55 47 55 31 42 32 21 48 44 43 19 20 32 20 17 22 31 13 21 20 16 12 26 22 25 9 21 23 12 13 25 12 23 18 17 9 17 13 8 5 16 3 14 12 5

Earnings $2,259,369 2,219,382 2,155,434 1,386,494 1,319,995 1,172,350 978,640 926,387 916,865 764,991 745,986 684,170 683,729 577,329 550,710 542,981 542,659 535,165 535,097 435,946 428,493 426,042 400,070 378,278 367,381 365,169 363,729 341,757 334,094 324,366 273,612 269,001 261,118 260,848 241,412 236,561 236,128 210,554 209,016 202,133 197,248 187,617 181,464 171,110 169,515 166,675 166,025 162,006 161,850 160,335

Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4.

7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 15. 17. 18. 20.

Runners

Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . .156 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . 102 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Southern Image . . . . . . . 69 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . 91 Unbridled Energy# . . . . . .71 Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . .. 86 In Excess (Ire)* . . . . . . . . 72 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . .72 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . .61 Good Journey . . . . . . . . .52 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Perfect Mandate* . . . . . . 30 Cee's Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . 34 Tannersmyman . . . . . . . . 38 High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Freespool† . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Starts

Races Won

602 487 455 409 385 332 377 305 301 316 309 204 282 258 247 190 123 139 161 176 165

101 91 60 55 55 55 52 48 47 44 43 42 32 32 31 31 26 25 25 23 23

Earnings $2,259,369 2,155,434 1,386,494 1,319,995 1,172,350 926,387 2,219,382 683,729 978,640 577,329 550,710 764,991 745,986 535,165 916,865 426,042 341,757 324,366 236,561 261,118 210,554

Leading Sires by Average Earnings Per Runner (Minimum 10 Runners)

Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Runners

Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . .102 Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . 52 Affirmative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Western Fame* . . . . . . . . . . 12 Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Birdonthewire . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . 36 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 102 Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Southern Image . . . . . . . . . 69 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Races Won 20 52 20 91 22 31 12 17 21 9 3 19 101 42 55 17 60 16 55 55

Average Earnings/ Earnings Runner $542,659 2,219,382 535,097 2,155,434 428,493 916,865 363,729 187,617 684,170 197,248 166,025 542,981 2,259,369 764,991 1,319,995 435,946 1,386,494 365,169 926,387 1,172,350

$25,841 24,389 22,296 21,132 19,477 17,632 17,320 15,635 15,549 15,173 15,093 15,083 14,483 14,434 13,895 13,623 13,593 13,525 13,426 13,172

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Leading Sires by Turf Earnings

Leading Sires by Number of Winners

(Minimum 50 Starts Lifetime)

Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10.

13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

Tribal Rule .........................156 Ministers Wild Cat.............102 Kafwain .............................102 Benchmark........................ 95 Old Topper ........................ 89 Unbridled Energy# ..............71 Southern Image.................. 69 Unusual Heat .................... 91 In Excess (Ire)*.................... 72 Bertrando† ......................... 86 Salt Lake* ........................... 53 Swiss Yodeler.................... 72 Decarchy ........................... 73 Marino Marini ..................... 61 Good Journey .................... 52 Rocky Bar .......................... 44 Terrell................................. 45 Cee's Tizzy†...................... 34 Sea of Secrets.................... 61 Tannersmyman................... 38 Freespool† ......................... 41

Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Runners

Winners

Races Won

66 56 42 40 39 36 35 34 34 28 28 28 27 25 21 19 18 18 18 18 18

101 91 60 55 55 48 55 52 44 47 42 43 32 32 31 31 22 25 21 25 23

Earnings $2,259,369 2,155,434 1,386,494 1,319,995 1,172,350 683,729 926,387 2,219,382 577,329 978,640 764,991 550,710 745,986 535,165 916,865 426,042 334,094 324,366 269,001 236,561 210,554

Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Races Runners Starts Winners Won

Unusual Heat ............. 70 Tribal Rule ................ 45 Good Journey ........... 29 Tizbud ....................... 22 Ministers Wild Cat..... 25 Bertrando†................. 25 Old Topper ................. 18 Heatseeker (Ire)......... 19 Benchmark............... 23 Decarchy.....................33 Suances (GB) ........... 12 Affirmative.................. 12 Kafwain ..................... 20 Atticus....................... 19 Cindago* .................... 6 In Excess (Ire)* .......... 17 Southern Image ....... 19 Vronsky ..................... 10 Lucky Pulpit ............... 11 Game Plan ................. 9

206 98 90 50 48 51 31 52 41 69 31 30 38 39 10 40 44 21 20 22

22 7 9 6 10 4 3 9 6 3 5 4 2 6 2 4 4 1 3 4

34 7 11 7 12 5 6 9 7 3 10 5 2 6 4 4 4 2 3 4

Earnings $1,531,102 527,555 452,079 369,704 361,049 294,464 277,771 274,457 259,340 244,490 239,809 217,510 202,387 197,842 152,810 138,827 132,439 127,505 114,883 107,146

Leading Sires by Median Earnings Per Runner

Leading Sires by Average Earnings Per Start

(Minimum 10 Runners)

(Minimum 50 Starts)

Runners

Cindago*.......................... 21 Trapper ............................ 10 Vronsky ........................... 24 Birdonthewire ................. 11 Southern Image ............... 69 Western Fame* ................ 12 Cyclotron ......................... 13 Good Journey...................52 Iron Cat ............................ 19 Lucky Pulpit ......................32 Affirmative........................ 21 Peppered Cat ................. 14 Unusual Heat .................. 91 Sought After ................... 13 Suances (GB)................... 22 Heatseeker (Ire)................ 36 Ministers Wild Cat ......... 102 Tribal Rule .......................156 Atticus.............................. 38 Salt Lake*..........................53

Races Won 20 12 20 3 55 17 9 31 18 17 12 7 52 11 22 19 91 101 21 42

Median Earnings/ Earnings Runner $542,659 110,699 535,097 166,025 926,387 187,617 197,248 916,865 209,016 435,946 363,729 117,417 2,219,382 126,993 428,493 542,981 2,155,434 2,259,369 378,278 764,991

$14,223 11,990 11,191 9,690 9,620 9,159 9,014 8,923 8,560 7,708 7,400 7,359 7,250 7,200 7,155 6,985 6,860 6,826 6,781 6,582

Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Runners

Cindago* ........................ 21 Unusual Heat ................. 91 Vronsky ......................... 24 Suances (GB) ................. 22 Ministers Wild Cat........ 102 Affirmative ..................... 21 Tribal Rule .................... 156 Salt Lake* ....................... 53 Tizbud ............................. 44 Good Journey ..................52 Heatseeker (Ire) .............. 36 Birdonthewire................ 11 Bertrando† ..................... 86 Benchmark.......................95 Game Plan .......................27 Kafwain ..........................102 Old Topper ...................... 89 Lucky Pulpit .................... 32 Council Member............. 15 Southern Image ............. 69

Starts

Earnings

Average Earnings/ Start

83 377 109 91 487 86 602 204 183 247 149 51 301 409 118 455 385 145 57 332

$542,659 2,219,382 535,097 428,493 2,155,434 363,729 2,259,369 764,991 684,170 916,865 542,981 166,025 978,640 1,319,995 365,169 1,386,494 1,172,350 435,946 171,110 926,387

$6,538 5,887 4,909 4,709 4,426 4,229 3,753 3,750 3,739 3,712 3,644 3,255 3,251 3,227 3,095 3,047 3,045 3,007 3,002 2,790

The statistics contained in these rankings are compiled by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. (TJCIS). While every effort is made to prevent errors and omissions, California Thoroughbred cannot guarantee their complete and total accuracy. A dagger (†) indicates that a stallion has been pensioned, an asterisk (*) that he has died, a dot (•) that he is now standing elsewhere, a number sign (#) that he did not stand in California in 2012 but is standing in the state in 2013, a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2013 but will stand in the state in 2014 and in bold that he is a freshman sire. In all cases, a sire will remain in the rankings until the year after his last California foals are two-year-olds. 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 only.

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Leading Lifetime Sires in California Crops of No Stallion, Year Foaled, Sire

Crops of Average Foals of Racing Crop Racing Age Size Age

Available Statistics Through July 7, 2013 Runners

Winners

2-Y-O Winners

Stakes Winners

Graded Stakes Winners

Progeny Earnings

Average Earnings Index

Comparable Index

1. Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev 13 48 625 435-70% 308-49% 38-6% 39-6% 10-2% $38,743,012 2.15 1.23 2. Cindago*, 2003, by Indian Charlie 4 16 63 30-48% 21-33% 3-5% 2-3% 0-0% $1,420,630 1.77 1.41 3. Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig 6 19 113 47-42% 29-26% 4-4% 4-4% 1-1% $2,837,546 1.64 1.15 4. Cee's Tizzy†, 1987, by Relaunch 21 35 733 520-71% 379-52% 59-8% 39-5% 9-1% $37,046,433 1.63 1.15 5. Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit 4 23 91 51-56% 39-43% 17-19% 3-3% 0-0% $2,698,043 1.60 1.16 6. In Excess (Ire)*, 1987, by Siberian Express 18 55 985 724-74% 537-55% 116-12% 63-6% 11-1% $44,441,208 1.59 1.41 7. Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev 8 53 420 212-50% 114-27% 14-3% 6-1% 4-1% $9,130,668 1.44 1.02 8. Salt Lake*, 1989, by Deputy Minister 18 70 1,259 1,041-83% 838-67% 246-20% 76-6% 25-2% $62,189,124 1.41 1.40 9. Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat 8 66 525 336-64% 229-44% 88-17% 31-6% 3-1% $17,065,733 1.37 1.19 10. One Man Army, 1994, by Roman Diplomat 8 9 74 45-61% 30-41% 2-3% 4-5% 1-1% $2,597,699 1.36 0.93 11. Bertrando†, 1989, by Skywalker 17 61 1,043 777-74% 533-51% 121-12% 56-5% 13-1% $43,984,215 1.35 1.52 12. Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest 3 31 94 58-62% 26-28% 12-13% 1-1% 1-1% $1,913,070 1.31 0.77 13. Birdonthewire, 1989, by Proud Birdie 16 16 263 189-72% 135-51% 39-15% 10-4% 1-0% $11,928,781 1.29 1.37 14. Southern Image, 2000, by Halo's Image 5 96 479 270-56% 167-35% 39-8% 6-1% 2-0% $12,075,134 1.28 1.35 15. Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar 12 57 681 506-74% 380-56% 99-15% 37-5% 8-1% $28,381,789 1.24 1.14 16. Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat 11 62 679 481-71% 345-51% 108-16% 30-4% 12-2% $26,617,121 1.19 1.41 17. Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run 7 65 453 331-73% 238-53% 78-17% 21-5% 5-1% $14,581,283 1.15 1.29 18. Affirmative, 1999, by Unbridled 6 14 86 36-42% 22-26% 4-5% 2-2% 0-0% $1,264,446 1.12 0.79 19. Olympio*, 1988, by Naskra 18 29 517 402-78% 297-57% 61-12% 30-6% 4-1% $19,115,808 1.10 1.29 20. Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 5 48 242 185-76% 127-52% 32-13% 14-6% 2-1% $7,203,732 1.08 0.98 Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado 6 13 76 56-74% 43-57% 15-20% 2-3% 1-1% $2,451,068 1.08 0.96 Robannier, 1991, by Batonnier 14 7 104 68-65% 40-38% 8-8% 3-3% 0-0% $2,996,700 1.08 1.03 Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (Ire) 6 17 102 64-63% 52-51% 19-19% 12-12% 1-1% $2,872,464 1.08 0.77 24. Atticus, 1992, by Nureyev 13 34 445 329-74% 197-44% 39-9% 14-3% 5-1% $13,672,986 1.06 1.46 Snow Chief*, 1983, by Reflected Glory 22 12 272 186-68% 112-41% 27-10% 9-3% 1-0% $5,672,441 1.06 1.29 26. High Brite*, 1984, by Best Turn 22 43 935 725-78% 590-63% 145-16% 46-5% 9-1% $36,127,301 1.04 1.17 Kelly Kip†, 1994, by Kipper Kelly 10 11 111 87-78% 73-66% 16-14% 2-2% 1-1% $4,375,937 1.04 1.01 Suances (GB), 1997, by Most Welcome (GB) 6 18 109 49-45% 31-28% 4-4% 1-1% 0-0% $1,882,386 1.04 1.13 Tizbud, 1999, by Cee's Tizzy 6 24 144 86-60% 47-33% 9-6% 4-3% 1-1% $2,666,213 1.04 0.94 30. Siberian Summer*, 1989, by Siberian Express 12 34 402 295-73% 209-52% 28-7% 14-3% 4-1% $12,678,661 1.03 0.88 Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo 12 59 711 531-75% 376-53% 154-22% 27-4% 2-0% $25,066,000 1.03 1.09 32. Unbridled Energy#, 2002, by Unbridled's Song 4 50 200 124-62% 83-42% 17-9% 4-2% 0-0% $3,990,007 1.00 1.19 33. Heatseeker (Ire), 2003, by Giant's Causeway 2 44 88 39-44% 24-27% 11-13% 1-1% 0-0% $958,393 0.99 1.62 Silic (Fr)*, 1995, by Sillery 9 18 159 118-74% 75-47% 11-7% 2-1% 1-1% $7,328,677 0.99 0.92 35. Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time 10 50 498 393-79% 301-60% 107-21% 22-4% 0-0% $17,056,413 0.97 0.87 36. Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View 7 42 295 198-67% 126-43% 33-11% 7-2% 1-0% $7,455,123 0.95 0.99 Lake George, 1992, by Vice Regent 14 12 162 102-63% 61-38% 10-6% 6-4% 1-1% $4,198,279 0.95 1.03 38. Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat 6 44 262 167-64% 118-45% 30-11% 6-2% 0-0% $6,080,917 0.93 1.00 39. Perfect Mandate*, 1996, by Gone West 10 30 298 169-57% 109-37% 18-6% 11-4% 0-0% $6,368,743 0.92 1.24 40. Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat 11 41 447 363-81% 263-59% 75-17% 20-4% 2-0% $17,377,639 0.91 1.09 41. Western Fame*, 1992, by Gone West 12 24 288 189-66% 140-49% 45-16% 14-5% 0-0% $7,636,359 0.90 0.84 42. Epic Honor, 1996, by Honor Grades 9 8 70 49-70% 38-54% 6-9% 1-1% 0-0% $2,210,264 0.86 0.72 Iron Cat, 1995, by Storm Cat 12 12 144 109-76% 89-62% 8-6% 6-4% 0-0% $3,787,361 0.86 0.98 Latin American†, 1988, by Riverman 16 20 313 207-66% 136-43% 28-9% 6-2% 2-1% $6,582,833 0.86 1.10 Sought After, 2000, by Seeking the Gold 8 12 94 48-51% 33-35% 11-12% 1-1% 0-0% $1,484,686 0.86 0.88 46. Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig 14 30 424 307-72% 241-57% 55-13% 23-5% 2-0% $12,834,978 0.85 0.80 47. Thisnearlywasmine, 1994, by Capote 9 8 73 43-59% 28-38% 5-7% 0-0% 0-0% $1,420,853 0.80 0.72 48. Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom 11 27 302 222-74% 160-53% 35-12% 12-4% 1-0% $7,778,830 0.79 1.19 49. Globalize, 1997, by Summer Squall 9 18 159 107-67% 78-49% 29-18% 4-3% 0-0% $3,658,718 0.78 0.79 50. Mud Route, 1994, by Strawberry Road (Aus) 11 24 259 163-63% 103-40% 24-9% 6-2% 1-0% $4,605,558 0.76 0.90 Roman Dancer, 1999, by California-based Polish Numberssires with 7a 8.minimum 59 39-66%25-42% 4-7%ranked here by2-3% 0-0% $1,033,899. 0.75 These statistics are for active of 50 foals of racing age, lifetime Average Earnings Index (AEI). The statistics contained1.00 in these rankings are compiled by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc (TJCIS). While every effort is made to prevent errors and omissions, California Thoroughbred cannot guarantee their complete and total accuracy. A dagger (†) indicates that a stallion has been pensioned, an asterisk (*) that he has died, a dot (•) that he is now standing elsewhere, a number sign (#) that he did not stand in California in 2012 but is standing in the state in 2013, a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2013 but will stand in the state in 2014 and In bold that he is a freshman sire. In all cases, a sire will remain in the rankings until the year after his last California foals are two-year-olds. Statistics cover racing in North America (US, Canada and Puerto Rico), England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) only Percentages are based upon number of foals of racing age.

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Leading Two-Year-Old Sires in California

Leading Sires Of Two-Year-Olds by Money Won Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

Runners

Starts

Races Won

8 22 14 34 7 7 16 9 5 9 3 7 8 4 3 2 3 7 3 10 3 2 3 9 1 2 3 5 3 4

3 2 2 2 2 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

Square Eddie . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Time to Get Even . . . . . . . . 10 Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . . 7 Bushwacker . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Roi Charmant . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . 6 Birdonthewire . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Desert Code . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Southern Image . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Olympio* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 E Z Warrior* . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Brave Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Idiot Proof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Unbridled Energy# . . . . . . . . 4 Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Dixie Chatter . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Western Fame* . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Papa Clem . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Storm Wolf . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Bedford Falls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 McCann's Mojave . . . . . . . . 3 Stormy Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Earnings $139,380 109,260 101,668 90,195 87,220 77,368 69,321 49,276 44,810 44,663 43,492 36,680 32,500 29,545 23,900 21,060 19,192 16,060 15,470 14,651 14,190 13,770 9,460 8,054 8,001 7,862 7,290 7,103 7,066 7,047

Leading Sires Of Two-Year-Olds by Average Earnings Per Runner (Minimum 3 Runners)

Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Runners

Square Eddie . . . . . . . . 4 Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Roi Charmant . . . . . . . . 3 Awesome Gambler . . . . 7 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . 4 Time to Get Even . . . . 10 Desert Code . . . . . . . . . 4 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . ... 6 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Bushwacker . . . . . . . . 15

Races Won 3 2 2 2 1 2 0 1 3 2

Earned

Average Earnings/ Runner

$139,380 87,220 77,368 101,668 44,663 109,260 36,680 49,276 69,321 90,195

$34,845 29,073 25,789 14,524 11,166 10,926 9,170 8,213 7,702 6,013

SQUARE EDDIE (VESSELS STALLION FARM) Leading Two-Year-Old Sire in California by Money Won and Average Earnings Per Runner through July 7, 2013.

Leading Sires Of Two-Year-Olds by Number of Winners Rank Sire

Runners

1. Tribal Rule .......................... 9 2. Square Eddie .................... 4 Time to Get Even .......... 10 Awesome Gambler ......... 7 Bushwacker.................... 15 Lucky J. H........................ 3 Roi Charmant ................ 3 Idiot Proof........................ 2 9. Swiss Yodeler .................. 6 Birdonthewire .................... 2 Lucky Pulpit .................... 4 Rocky Bar ........................ 2 Olympio* ............................ 2 E Z Warrior* .................... 1 Brave Cat......................... 1 Unbridled Energy# .......... 4 Dixie Chatter .................. 8 Tizbud .............................. 1 McCann's Mojave.............. 3 Surf Cat.............................. 1

Winners

Races Won

Earnings

3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

$69,321 139,380 109,260 101,668 90,195 87,220 77,368 19,192 49,276 44,810 44,663 43,492 29,545 23,900 21,060 16,060 14,651 8,001 7,066 2,085

The statistics contained in these rankings are compiled by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. (TJCIS). While every effort is made to prevent errors and omissions, California Thoroughbred cannot guarantee their complete and total accuracy. A dagger (†) indicates that a stallion has been pensioned, an asterisk (*) that he has died, a dot (•) that he is now standing elsewhere, a number sign (#) that he did not stand in California in 2011 but is standing in the state in 2012, a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2012 but will stand in the state in 2013 and in bold that he is a freshman sire. In all cases, a sire will remain in the rankings until the year after his last California foals are two-year-olds. 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 only.

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Dates in California

Regional Race Meetings, Stakes Races and Sale Dates

2013 REGIONAL RACE MEETINGS Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 17-Sept. 4 Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 26-Aug. 11 Humboldt County Fair, Ferndale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 14-25 Golden Gate Fields, Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 16-Sept. 15 Barretts Race Meet at Fairplex, Pomona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 5-22 San Joaquin County Fair, Stockton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 20-29 Santa Anita Park, Arcadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 25-Nov. 3 Fresno County Fair, Fresno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 3-14 Golden Gate Fields, Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 16-Dec. 22 Betfair Hollywood Park, Inglewood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov. 6-Dec. 22

AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2013 REGIONAL STAKES RACES Date

Track

Stakes (Grade)

Conditions

Distance

Added Value

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Dmr Dmr Sro Dmr Sro Dmr Dmr Dmr Sro Dmr Sro Dmr Dmr Dmr Dmr Dmr Dmr

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Real Good Deal Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$200,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300,000 Robert Dupre Derby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Best Pal Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 Joseph T. Grace Handicap . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Sorrento Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 Daisycutter Handicap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up., f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90,000 La Jolla Handicap (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 Jess Jackson Owner’s Handicap . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 John C. Mabee Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 Cavonnier Juvenile Overnight Stakes . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Green Flash Handicap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90,000 Sandy Blue Handicap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90,000 Del Mar Oaks (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .300,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (Gr. III) . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 Solana Beach Handicap . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 CTT and Thoroughbred Owners of . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 3/8 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90,000 California Handicap Del Mar Handicap (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 3/8 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 TVG Pacific Classic (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/4 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,000,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 Del Mar Mile (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 C. J. Hindley Humboldt County Marathon . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 5/8 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30,000 Generous Portion Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 El Cajon Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Del Mar Debutante (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300,000 Harry F. Brubaker Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90,000

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2013 REGIONAL SALE DATES August 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CTBA Sales Northern California Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries closed June 3) October 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts October Yearling Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Nominations closed April 19) December 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts Winter Paddock Sale at Santa Anita of “Race Ready” Horses of Racing Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries close November 15)

California-Bred/California-Sired Stakes Races August & September

It Pays To Be Cal-Bred

DEL MAR THOROUGHBRED CLUB Friday, August 2

Sunday, August 18

$200,000 Real Good Deal Stakes Three-Year-Olds 7 Furlongs

$150,000 Solana Beach Handicap Three-Year-Old & Up, Fillies & Mares 1 Mile (Turf)

Wednesday, August 28

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$150,000 Generous Portion Stakes Two-Year-Old Fillies 6 Furlongs

$150,000 I’m Smokin Stakes Two-Year-Olds 6 Furlongs

FAIRPLEX PARK Saturday, September 7 $50,000 E. B. Johnston Stakes Three-Year-Old & Up, Fillies & Mares 1 1/16 Miles

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CALIFORNIA-BRED/CALIFORNIA-SIRED STAKES RACES FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 $200,000(G) REAL GOOD DEAL STAKES 3YO, 7 FURLONGS Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, Calif. SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 $150,000(G) SOLANA BEACH HANDICAP 3YO & UP, FILLIES & MARES, 1 MILE (TURF) Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, Calif.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 $150,000(G) GENEROUS PORTION STAKES 2YO FILLIES, 6 FURLONGS Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, Calif.

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES TUESDAY, AUGUST 13 CTBA SALES NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SALE Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, Calif. THURSDAY, AUGUST 22 CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD (CHRB) MONTHLY BOARD MEETING Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (Simulcast Facility), Del Mar, Calif.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 THOROUGHBRED OWNERS OF CALIFORNIA (TOC) SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ANNUAL MEETING Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, Calif.

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Index to Advertisers & Stallions Advertised

ADVERTISERS Ballena Vista Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Barretts Race Meet at Fairplex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Bonnie Acres Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms,LP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Cal-Bred Maiden Bonus Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 CTBA 2014 Stallion Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 CTBA Farm Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 CTBA Foal Advertorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 CTBA Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

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Single Agent: One Of A Kind

by PERRY BOATRIGHT

©Bill Mochon

Bright sunny morning on July 3, 1967. . .a day that I remember like it was yesterday. I was 11 years old and my dad had taken me that morning to Hollywood Park, the racetrack of movie stars, to see a public workout by Native Diver, whom they called “Black Beauty.” I was in awe when his name was called by the public address announcer as he was coming onto the track, and even more amazed when he ran by us at the top of the stretch like he was from another planet. Those were my first memories of being at “The Track of the Lakes and Flowers.” The years went by, and the sight of some of the greats took me to highs that, to this day, I can never get over being a part of. Dr. Fager, Fort Marcy, Ack Ack, Cougar II (Chi), Ancient Title, J. O. Tobin, Affirmed, the list is endless, and that was just at Hollywood Park! However, the year 1972 will always be the most memorable for me because of my favorite horse of all time, California-bred Single Agent. He was trained in the latter part of his career by Jim Benedict, for whom I ended up working for in 1973 and 1974. When saddled by Wayne Stucki, he set the incredible

Single Agent (#7) finished fourth behind Quack, Droll Role (#2) and War Heim (#5) in the $175,000 Hollywood Gold Cup Invitational Handicap at Hollywood Park on July 15, 1972.

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pace in the 1972 Hollywood Gold Cup Invitational Handicap worth $175,000 in which Quack broke Cal-bred Swaps’ track record of 1:58 3/5 while equaling the world record of 1:58 1/5 held by Noor from 1950 to 1970. Single Agent posted blazing fractions of :22 3/5, :45 flat and 1:08 2/5 for six furlongs before finishing fourth in the 1 1/4-mile race. He defeated some fine horses of the day, from the great mare Manta and Bicker, who was beaten a neck in the Hollywood Derby that summer, to past Gold Cup winner Figonero (1969) and future Gold Cup winner Kennedy Road (1973). His 1:33 1/5 time for the two-turn mile that day should have left him rubber-legged at the head of the lane, but he only got beaten a neck and a length for second by Droll Role, the 1972 Washington D.C. International Stakes winner, and 1971 Charles H. Strub Stakes winner War Heim, while Quack destroyed the field by 5 1/2 lengths. I was with my dad at the track that day after living in Oregon for almost a year, and could hardly wait to see Single Agent run. Undefeated in four starts, he’d been a possible 1971 Kentucky Derby contender before getting hurt in the San Jacinto Stakes during February of that year. In Hollywood’s Los Angeles Handicap during May of 1972, he ran the seven furlongs in a track record equaling 1:20 flat (Native Diver and El Drag). He only got beat a length by the new track and world record holder Triple Bend (1:19 4/5), of whom Hollywood still runs a race in his name. When Harry Henson called Single Agent as the leader of the Hollywood Gold Cup at the quarter pole, and at the lucrative odds of 27-1, I thought he might actually steal the race, so my heart beat ever so fast watching him turn into the stretch. But it was not to be, as Quack caught him and quickly opened up in the stretch. I started working at Santa Anita Park for the Benedict barn the day after Christmas, and it still is a dream come true to have been able to muck out a stall, hot walk or just look in on this beautiful black gelding every day that I worked for Jim. Yes, I will always be a little biased, I guess, but Quack held that track record until 1985, and Single Agent, once considered just a sprinter, still ran 10 furlongs in a comparable time to the great Riva Ridge running it two weeks earlier in the Hollywood Derby. Swaps was the greatest, Native Diver thrilled my childhood and even Charlie Boots, winner of the 1967 Del Mar Derby, and the late Alvaro Pineda hold special places in my heart, but a painting of Single Agent hangs on my wall for even my grandchildren to ask about. Thanks daddy for giving me the gift of a mere racetrack visit that morning, which showed me one of God’s beautiful creations at a place where not only movie stars shined everyday, but equine ones as well…

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