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DECEMBER 2012

CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED

VOL. 137 NO. 6


In Demand

From the Executive Corner

by DOUG BURGE Entering 2012, two of the main objectives of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) were to: 1) stabilize the recent decline in the production of foals; and 2) provide an increase in demand for California-breds. We believe that both of these objectives could be, and have been, met through the lucrative enhancements made to the incentive and racing program. Specifically, the maiden bonus and newly created Golden State Series restricted stakes schedule. As illustrated in this editorial last month, the number of mares bred in 2012 was within 1.5 percent of the previous year; this after several years of double-digit declines. When you add in the large number of mares who were bred in other states and expected to be brought to California to deliver Cal-breds next year, the 2013 live foal crop should be on par if not exceed this year’s crop. As mentioned numerous times previously, with Cal-breds making up over half of the field sizes in the state, we are extremely dependent on our local product. Without the ample production of quality Cal-breds, the horse inventory would be a fraction of what it is today. The entire industry is pleased to see this overall stabilization on the breeding front. In regards to the second objective, the realization of increased demand at both commercial and private sales, there were many positive signs this year. As you can see from the table below, several Cal-bred yearlings and two-

year-olds sold for six-figures or more at public auctions across the country. Particularly in California, the demand for locally bred or sired horses has risen significantly. With the increased value through purses and incentives, coupled with a decreased supply, owners and trainers are predominantly targeting quality Cal-breds. For those racing in state, the focus on Cal-breds greatly increases the probability of financial success. The yearling sales, which were dominated by Calbreds, saw very favorable results as average and median prices rose considerably in both the north and south. At the Northern California Yearling Sale, the average and median prices were up nearly 50 percent. The Cal-bred sale-topper brought $55,000, the highest price at that venue since 2006. In Southern California, at the Barretts October Yearling Sale, yearlings averaged over $23,000, which resulted in an average increase of over 36 percent and a median increase of nearly 85 percent compared to the previous year. Buyers, as well as sales officials, pointed to the lucrative state-bred opportunities as reasons for the success. These commercial sales results should bode well for the future and provide breeders with the confidence they need to continue to invest in California. Happy Holidays.

Six-Figure California-Bred Sales In 2012 (Yearlings & Two-Year-Olds) $400,000 . . . .Unusual Heat—Freedom Dance . . . . . . . . .Keeneland September Yearling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hip 772 $155,000 . . . .Hard Spun—Two Punch Gal . . . . . . . . . . . .Keeneland September Yearling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hip 2405 $150,000 . . . .Belong to Me—Move Smartly . . . . . . . . . . .Ocala April Two-Year-Old . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hip 762 $150,000 . . . .Bertrando—Telling Stories . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts October Yearling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hip 206 $130,000 . . . .Unusual Heat—Sookloozy . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts March Two-Year-Old . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hip 9 $125,000 . . . .Swiss Yodeler—Top of Our Game . . . . . . . .Barretts May Two-Year-Old . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hip 70 $120,000 . . . .Unusual Heat—Helen’s Echo . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts October Yearling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hip 92 $110,000 . . . .Majestic Warrior—Treed Cat . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts October Yearling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hip 216 $110,000 . . . .Unusual Heat—Pleasing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Del Mar Paddock Two-Year-Old . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hip 22 $105,000 . . . .Tribal Rule—Holiday Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts March Two-Year-Old . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hip 98

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Managing Editor’s Welcome

©Ron Mesaros

The Great Race Place It’s a continual joy for me to be able to look out of my office window during the week and see the main grandstand of Santa Anita Park, “The Great Race Place.” Soon after I emigrated from South Africa to the US in 1996, I made my first trip—by bus from the San Fernando Valley—to this Arcadia track, and I still remember rounding the corner on Huntington Drive to get my first view of this majestic venue which has become my favorite racetrack in the whole world. This year, Santa Anita Park hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for the sixth time in its glorious history, providing Thoroughbred fans with two days of great racing featuring 13 grade I events and total purse money of $23,179,500, while it will also play host to the 30th renewal of this occasion on Nov 1-2, 2013. Besides our cover story on the happenings of Breeders’ Cup XXIX at Santa Anita on Nov. 2-3, this December 2012 issue of our monthly California Thoroughbred magazine also includes a feature story on Pat Thompson-Longtin’s Ridgeley farm in Hemet that has been in business for more than half a century. Plus there is a CTBA Member Profile on Tom Bachman, the owner of Pegasus Ranch and the breeder of Unusual Way who won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Filly Sprint Preview Stakes at Santa Anita on Nov. 3. Other editorials to look out for include a Focus On The Future article on Katie Merritt, who has been associated with such great racehorses as Fort Larned and Street Sense, a wrap-up of the CTBA’s annual Northern California Stallion Tour, held on Oct. 20, and an Another Man’s Treasure piece on the multiple stakeswinning California-bred Epic Power who is now enjoying a second career competing in dressage and three-day eventing. There is also an editorial on the success that Cal-breds have enjoyed in major races at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas over the years, and we have both a sentimental story about the late Pete Zander and his Cal-bred namesake Pete’s Glory and an interesting article on the amazing day of racing that unfolded at Hollywood Park back on Dec. 7, 1987. Racing In Southern California highlights the stakes wins by the Cal-breds Red Sun, Unusual Way, Killer Bear and Going for a Spin at Santa Anita in late-October and November, while the tremendous two-year-old runner and subsequent leading sire, Cal-bred Don B., is spotlighted in the latest chapter of our A Blast From The Past series. Our annual Equine Gift Guide details a number of books that would make great holiday presents, Horse Care deals with Hoof Abscesses and there’s a heart-warming Guest Forum contribution titled “Bet On Clem,” 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. . .Jeff Bonde (right), the trainer of Unusual Way who won the $99,500 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile have to hope for the best! Filly Sprint Preview Stakes at Santa Anita Park on —Rudi Groothedde November 3, 2012, at the CTBA/Barretts California’s October rudi@ctba.com Yearling Sale in Pomona on October 2, 2007.

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©California Thoroughbred 2012 (ISSN1092-7328) 201 Colorado Place, Arcadia, California 91007 Telephone: (626) 445-7800 or 1-800-573-CTBA (California residents only) FAX: (626) 445-6981 E-mail address: ctbainfo@ctba.com Owned and published by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the production of better Thoroughbred horses for better Thoroughbred racing. Opinions expressed in signed articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect policies of the CTBA or this magazine. Publication of any material originating herein is expressly forbidden without first obtaining written permission from California Thoroughbred. All advertising copy is submitted subject to approval. We reserve the right to reject any copy that is misleading or that does not meet with the standards set by the publication. Acknowledgment: Statistics in this publication relating to results of races in North America are compiled by the Daily Racing Form. Charts by special arrangement with Daily Racing Form Inc., the copyright owners of said charts. Reproduction forbidden. OFFICERS President: SUE GREENE Vice President: PETE PARRELLA Treasurer: JOHN H. BARR Secretary: DANIEL Q. SCHIFFER Executive Vice President and General Manager: Doug Burge DIRECTORS - John C. Harris, Leigh Ann Howard, John H. Barr, Daniel Q. Schiffer, William H. Nichols, Jane Johnson, William H. de Burgh, Pete Parrella, Sue Greene, Donald J. Valpredo, Terry C. Lovingier, Harris Auerbach, Tim Cohen, George F. Schmitt Ex Officio: E. W. (Bud) Johnston ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Chief Financial Officer: James Murphy Sales Coordinator & Membership: Cookie Hackworth Registrar and Incentive Program Manager: Mary Ellen Locke Assistant Registrar: Dawn Gerber Executive Assistant & Event Coordinator: Christy Chapman Web Site Managing Editor: Ken Gurnick Librarian/Receptionist: Vivian Montoya RACETRACK LIAISON: Scott Henry CALIFORNIA CUP Coordinator: Cookie Hackworth PUBLICATIONS STAFF Editor: Doug Burge Managing Editor: Rudi Groothedde Advertising Manager: Loretta Veiga Art Director: John Melanson Production: Charlene Favata-Markel Subscriptions: Vivian Montoya California Thoroughbred is published monthly in Arcadia, Calif. Periodical postage is paid at Arcadia, Calif., and at additional mailing offices. Standard mail included. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the California Thoroughbred, P.O. Box 60018, Arcadia, CA 91066-6018 California Thoroughbred is printed by Modern Litho Print Co. SUBSCRIPTIONS-$55.00 per year USA $85.00 per year Canada & Mexico CTBA on the Internet — http://www.ctba.com

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December 2012 Contents

Cover Story – Breeders’ Cup World Championships

VOLUME 137 NO. 6

On This Month’s Cover The Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which featured 13 grade I races and offered $25.5 million in purse money among its 15 events, was held November 2-3 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, also the venue for its 30th renewal on November 1-2, 2013.

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Santa Anita Puts On A Show by Lisa Groothedde

Images Of Breeders’ Cup XXIX Photographs by Katey Barrett

Features

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Thoroughbred Farms In California: Ridgeley Farm—A Haven For Horses

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CTBA Member Profile: Tom Bachman—Changing With The Times

by Marcie Heacox

Copyright Katey Barrett

©Marcie Heacox

Departments 6 16 18

News Bits

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All-Time Leading California-Bred Money Winners

The CTBA Working For You California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) Notes—December 2012 Leading Sires in California Leading Lifetime Sires in California Leading Two-Year-Old Sires in California Dates in California CTBA Calendar Classified Advertising Indexes to Advertisers & Stallions Advertised

by Emily Shields

Focus On The Future: Katie Merritt—Showing Good Judgement by Emily Shields

Stallion Tours: The CTBA’s 2012 Northern California Stallion Tour by Bill Nichols

Another Man’s Treasure: Epic Power— Capable Of Change by Emily Shields

Industry Insight: Opportunity Knocks For Cal-Breds At Oaklawn Park by Emily Shields

Industry Portrait: A Champion Of A Guy by Emily Shields

Industry Insight: A Day To Remember by Rudi Groothedde

Racing In Southern California: An Assortment Of Success For Cal-Bred Quartet by Emily Shields

A Blast From The Past: Don B.—Carrying On A Tradition Of Greatness by Jackie Barnes

Equine Gift Guide: Tales For The Holidays by Rudi Groothedde

Horse Care: Hoof Abscesses by Heather Smith Thomas

©Sue Greene

Columns

On Oct. 20, the 2012 Northern California Stallion Tour, an event hosted annually by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA), visited Daehling Ranch, Paradise Road Ranch, Woodbridge Farm, West 12 Ranch and Victory Rose Thoroughbreds where a grand total of 18 stallions were presented to the attendees.

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From the Executive Office: In Demand by Doug Burge

Managing Editor’s Welcome: The Great Race Place by Rudi Groothedde

Guest Forum: Bet On Clem by Bob Carson

The January 2013 Cover Story

The 2013 Inductees To The CTBA’s California Hall Of Fame www.ctba.com


D E P A R T M E N T

News Bits

Northern California Report: Back To Her Best

After watching Halo Dolly tangle with top fillies on both coasts, including a difficult assignment last out in the $600,000 Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (grade I) at Belmont Park in New York on Sept. 29, trainer and co-owner Jerry Hollendorfer was ©Vassar Photography searching for an easier spot for his grade II-winning mare. He found the $64,300 Miss America Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on Oct. 20, when Halo Dolly responded with a comfortable 1 3/4-length win over fellow California-breds Sweetly Peppered and Going for a Spin. “She was acting real well and this was a race she could win and get that last one off her mind,” Hollendorfer said after Halo Dolly had spotted her seven rivals up to eight pounds in the 1 1/16-mile turf test. Jockey Russell Baze kept the 4-5 favorite near the 77-1 longshot pacesetter

Assembly Member Williams Visits Magali Farm On Nov. 13, Assembly Member Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara) visited Rich and Gaby Sulpizio’s Magali Farms and Tom and Debi Stull’s Tommy Town Thoroughbreds both located in Santa Ynez. Magali Farms stands stallions Atticus, Decarchy, Good Journey, Mr. Broad Blade and Roi Charmant. Tommy Town Thoroughbreds stands stallions Awesome Spirit, Grazen, Kafwain, Ministers Wildcat, Old Topper and Triumphant Flight.

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Treveni (Fr) until moving by entering the stretch. “She bounced back pretty good,” he said. “She was waiting for horses down the lane.” Four-year-old Halo Dolly was bred by Rod and Lorraine Rodriguez and is by their stallion Popular out of the unraced Comic Strip mare Spanish Halo. A 13-year-old son of Saint Ballado who won the 2002 San Miguel Stakes (grade III), Popular stands at the couple’s Cottonwood Creek Ranch and ranked among the top 20 active sires in California through late-November. This was Halo Dolly’s seventh stakes win and raised her record to 24-14-3-2 with $666,896 in earnings.—Jerry Klein

Jockey Club Reports Show Reduced Declines In California On Oct. 19, The Jockey Club released its Report of Mares Bred (RMB) statistics for the 2012 breeding season, representing approximately 90 percent of the eventual final count and, as compared to last year, showing lesser declines both in California and the nation overall, as well as some increases in other states. In North America this year, 35,391 mares (down three percent from 36,504 in 2011) were reportedly bred to 1,861 stallions (down 3.8 percent from 1,935), while California’s corresponding numbers were 2,406 mares covered by 166 stallions, indicating decreases of 1.6 and 5.7 percent based on last year’s respective totals of 2,446 and 176. Kentucky continued to lead the national rankings with 15,361 mares bred, down 2.2 percent from 15,714 in 2011, while Florida regained the runner-up spot with an increase of 6.7 percent (to 3,070 from 2,876) and California moved up to third, both at the expense of Louisiana whose 2,072 total was 22.5 percent down from its 2,674 number for last year. In fifth was New York, up a massive 43.1 percent from 1,147 to 1,641 mares bred. The leading stallions in the Golden State by mares bred were: Harris Farms’ Lucky Pulpit (114); Ballena Vista Farm’s Tribal Rule (108); Lovacres Ranch’s Awesome Gambler (83); Legacy Ranch’s Papa Clem (66); and California’s leading sire for the past five years, Unusual Heat, with 54 mares bred at Harris Farms.

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Auction Action Two bloodstock auctions held in Kentucky last month yielded six-figure prices for horses with ties to the Golden State. The California-bred graded stakes winners California Nectar and Somethinaboutlaura elicited spirited bidding during the 2012 Fasig-Tipton November Sale on Nov. 5. Santa Ynez Stakes (grade II) winner California Nectar, a four-yearold Stormy Atlantic mare in foal to Arch, sold for $470,000 to Katsumi Yoshida. The grade I-placed 10-year-old Somethinaboutlaura, a $1,129,365-earner by Dance Floor whose 14 stakes victories included two grade II races, was purchased for $250,000 by L S Breeding & Racing while carrying a foal by Awesome Again. Two additional Cal-bred stakes winners exchanged ownership for significant amounts during the 2012 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Nine-year-old Bai and Bai, the 2006 California Champion Three-Year-Old Female by Falstaff who tallied nine stakes wins and earnings of $724,983 as a $3,200 graduate of the 2004 Northern California Yearling Sale, sold to Bluegrass Hall LLC for $160,000 while in foal to Scat Daddy. Two-time stakes winner Imagine, a nine-year-old daughter of Giant’s Causeway currently in foal to Lemon

Drop Kid, was purchased by Pauleeanna Thoroughbreds LLC for $150,000. Also at the vendue, Shadai Farm selected 2009 Florida Oaks (grade III) winner Don’t Forget Gil, who was sired by the Tommy Town Thoroughbreds stallion Kafwain and covered this year by Candy Ride (Arg), for $360,000, and Dragon Investments acquired the dual stakes-placed winner Palaestra, a stakes producer by the Magali Farms sire Atticus who was offered in foal to Sky Mesa, for $100,000. Three weanlings out of California-bred mares also sold for notable prices at the Keeneland auction, which concluded its 11-day run on Nov. 16. A Tiznow colt out of 2007 California Champion Two-Year-Old Female Spring Awakening, by In Excess (Ire), was purchased for $250,000 by Regis Farms, the same buyer who went to $125,000 to acquire an Exchange Rate filly out of Benchmark’s multiple stakes-placed winner Barbara’s Love. In addition, Wesley Melcher secured a $120,000 Henrythenavigator filly out of the stakes-producing Candi’s Gold mare Miss Alphie. Meanwhile, McMahon & Hill Bloodstock LLC bought a weanling Blame colt out of Atticus’ stakes-producing daughter Pieria for $160,000.

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Harris Farms Receives $5,000 Bedford Falls Bonus On Nov. 19, Harris Farms became the first beneficiary of the $125,000 Bedford Falls Complete Bonus Package when representatives of the leading California farm received a $5,000 award as breeder of the first winner by the freshman sire Bedford Falls. Bedford Falls Partnership members Dr. Lloyd Grant, Carol Lingenfelter and Joe Stiglich (pictured fourth, fifth and sixth from left) presented the payment to Harris Farms owner John Harris (third from left) and staff members David McGlothlin, Laurie Brown (both on far left) and Craig Allen (far right) at the Sanger birthplace of There Goes Donnie, a two-year-old Bedford Falls gelding out of the winning Cee’s Tizzy mare Nora Ellen who broke his maiden at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 18. Bedford Falls, a winning Forestry half-brother to North America’s 2012 leading sire of two-year-olds, Harlan’s Holiday, stands at Poplar Meadows in Sanger. The

$125,000 incentive program rewards breeders and owners of eligible Bedford Falls foals for achievements in maiden and stakes races.

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 October 22 to November 25 inclusive: A Jealous Woman m.6. Muqtarib—Miss Free Bird 2nd Grade II Goldikova Stakes $150,000 1 m. (T) Santa Anita Park November 4 Breeders: Denise Kim Thorson & Nick Tamborrino Daisy Devine f.4. Kafwain—Devil’s Dispute 1st Grade III Cardinal Handicap $111,500 1 1/8 m. (T) Churchill Downs November 10 Breeder: J. Reiley McDonald Control Seeker g.6. Sought After—Red Table 2nd Grade III All American Stakes $100,000 1 1/16 m. Golden Gate Fields November 23 Breeder: Miraleste Inc. Tiz Flirtatious f.4 Tizbud—Masquerade Belle 2nd Grade I Matriarch Stakes $250,000 1 m. (T) Betfair Hollywood Park November 25 Breeder: Pamela C. Ziebarth

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News Bits Cont’d. Atticus On Nov. 3, this Magali Farms stallion was flattered at Santa Anita Park as the broodmare sire of the $100,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Preview Stakes winner: the two-yearold colt Gabriel Charles.

Fullbridled

This third-crop sire, an 11-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song whose six winners include the Santa Anita Park fivefurlong track record-setter Klassy Saint, has relocated to stand at Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms in Hemet in 2013.

Good Journey

Happy Trails (Aus), a five-year-old gelding by this Magali Farms shuttle stallion, became his sire’s first millionaire runner with his Nov. 10 victory in the grassy, $1 million Emirates Stakes (group I) at Flemington in his native Australia.

Stallion News Kafwain The career bankroll of Daisy Devine, a four-year-old filly by this Tommy Town Thoroughbreds resident, swelled to $901,281 on Nov. 10, when she captured the $111,500 Cardinal Handicap (grade III) on the turf at Churchill Downs.

Singletary

This 12-year-old Sultry Song stallion, the 2004 Breeders’ Cup Mile (grade I) winner who has sired the collective earners of more than $900,000 from four crops of racing age, will stand at University of California Davis during the 2013 breeding season.

Unusual Heat

On Oct. 19, this Harris Farms sire was represented by his five-year-old gelding Twenty Hawks, winner of the $50,925 Governor’s Cup Handicap at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

Acclamation Heads Incoming California Stallions California-bred Acclamation, the reigning Eclipse Champion Older Male and California Horse of the Year, will initiate his stallion career at his birthplace, Old English Rancho, in 2013. The six-year-old son of four-time leading California sire Unusual Heat will command a $20,000 fee at the Sanger farm. Acclamation’s 11 lifetime victories include Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s 2011 TVG Pacific Classic Stakes (grade I) on Polytrack and five additional grade I races on turf in Southern California. The $1,958,048-earner was produced by the unraced Silveyville mare Winning in Style. Seven additional stallions have been announced as newcomers to the California stallion ranks in 2013. A Kings Life, a four-year-old winner by Silic (Fr), will enter stud at Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms. The Hemet nursery also will offer Strike for Glory, a 14-year-old winner by Smart Strike whose oldest foals are currently weanlings. Fruitful Acres Farm in Aguanga is the new home of Impeachment, a 15-year-old winner by Deputy Minister who ran third in the 2000 Kentucky Derby (grade I) and Preakness Stakes (grade I), and whose collective progeny earnings exceed $2.6 million. Grade III-placed Northern Indy, a 2012 stakes winner at Turf Paradise, will commence breeding duties at Paradise Road Ranch in Lathrop. The fouryear-old son of A.P. Indy earned $133,407. Eleven-year-old Runaround, an unplaced son of Silver Charm, will stand at Farrington Farms in Bonita. Cherokee Run’s winning three-year-old colt The Black, the runner-up in Santa Anita Park’s 2012 Echo Eddie Stakes, will enter stud at R.M. Master Racing Stables in Big Bear City with career earnings of $102,429. Golden Eagle Farm in Ramona will introduce the third-crop sire Unbridled Energy, a dual graded stakes winner by Unbridled’s Song who previously stood in Pennsylvania. The 10-year-old stallion boasts more than $3.2 million in cumulative progeny earnings and four stakes winners to date.

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CURRENT CALIFORNIA SIRES OF STAKES WINNERS Stallion

Named Foals of

SWs

1,247 970 1,011 924 749 729 571 654 511 626 525 677 454 419 480 433 471 408 503 435 382 246 279

75 63 56 46 39 39 37 33 30 30 28 27 26 23 20 20 19 18 18 14 14 13 13

Racing Age

Salt Lake (1989)† In Excess (Ire) (1987)† Bertrando (1989)† High Brite (1984)† Beau Genius (1985)† Cee’s Tizzy (1987)† Unusual Heat (1990) Benchmark (1991) Olympio (1988)† Stormin Fever (1994) Memo (Chi) (1987)† Swiss Yodeler (1994) Tribal Rule (1996) Game Plan (1993) Old Topper (1995) Sea of Secrets (1995) Formal Gold (1993)• Kafwain (2000) Redattore (Brz) (1995)• Atticus (1992) Siberian Summer (1989)† For Really (1987)† Western Fame (1992)

† 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 owners premiums and stallion awards are currently in effect: Betfair Hollywood Park—$40,000 (closes December 16)

Santa Anita Park—$40,000 (opens December 26)

Golden Gate Fields—$20,000 (closes December 16 & reopens December 26)

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Breeders’ Cup Among Santa Anita Autumn Highlights

CHRB Sets 2013 Racing Calendar The following calendar of racing for 2013 was approved by the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) at its monthly meetings in August and September. Southern California – Santa Anita Park (Dec. 26, 2012 to April 21, 2013 and Sept. 25 to Nov. 3); Hollywood Park (Apr. 24 to July 14 and Nov. 6 to Dec. 22); Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (July 17 to Sept. 4); and Fairplex Park (Sept. 5-23). Northern California – Golden Gate Fields (Dec. 26, 2012 to June 18, 2013, Aug. 14 to Sept. 17 and Oct. 15 to Dec. 25); Alameda County Fair at Pleasanton (June 19 to July 9); California State Fair at Sacramento (July 10-23); Sonoma County Fair at Santa Rosa (July 24-Aug. 13); Humboldt County fair at Ferndale (Aug. 14-25); San Joaquin County Fair at Stockton (Sept. 18 to Oct. 1); and Big Fresno Fair (Oct. 2-15).

Those Grand Cal-Bred Mares A trio of runners out of California-bred mares scored their first career stakes wins in late-October and November. The grade III, $142,500 Tempted Stakes going a mile at Aqueduct in New York on Nov. 4, was won by the two-year-old Tiz Wonderful filly My Happy Face who is out of Summer Star, a 12-year-old stakes-winning daughter of Siberian Summer bred by Michael Power. My Happy Face has banked $234,000 from a 4-2-2-0 record. Back on Oct. 20, the Cal-bred mares Apreciada and Bagel Craving were both accredited with black-type winners at six furlongs. The former is the dam of Signsealndeliver, a six-year-old gelding by Private Terms whose record stands at eight wins, six seconds, three thirds and $281,356 in earnings from 23 starts after winning the $124,050 Lightning Jet Handicap at Hawthorne in Illinois, and the latter produced the 2010 El Roblar gelding Lewiston who won the $76,851 ATBA Fall Sales Stakes in Arizona to improve to 3-2-0-1 record and $58,929 earned. Apreciada, a grade III-placed, dual stakes-winning daughter of Pirate’s Bounty, was bred by Martin Wygod, Martin Raynes and John Spohler, while Bagel Craving was bred by the partnership of Mitchell, Ustin and Ustin and is a 16-year-old daughter of Prized with eight wins to her name.

Santa Anita Park reported slight increases in overall handle and attendance for its 2012 autumn meet, which concluded its 24-day run on Nov. 4. Among other highlights of the season, the Arcadia racetrack hosted a successful two-day edition of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and provided jockey Joe Talamo with his first California riding title after he accumulated 37 victories during the meet. On Wednesday, Dec. 26, Santa Anita will open its 2012-2013 winter/spring meet, a 71-day stand which will feature 41 graded stakes. Eight stakes races for California-bred and Californiasired runners will be carded at a cumulative $1.4 million, including the Echo Eddie Stakes and Evening Jewel Stakes, valued at $200,000 each for three-year-olds and scheduled for Saturday, March 30. On Saturday, Jan. 26, four restricted races will be contested on the annual Sunshine Millions program, including the gender-divided California Breeders Champion Stakes for threeyear-olds at $300,000 each.

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California-Breds Countrywide Global Stage, a son of the Victory Rose Thoroughbreds stallion Globalize, became a dual stakes winner with his victory in the $55,090 Veteran Stakes at Zia Park in New Mexico on Nov. 3. Bred in California by Ellen Jackson, the owner of Victory Rose Thoroughbreds, in partnership with Margaret Sherr, this five-year-old gelding is out of the 15time winner Stage a Riot, by Gold Stage, and has now earned $205,324 from seven wins, five seconds and nine thirds in 30 starts. ©Coady/Lori Ritz

California Closers The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will hold its 58th Annual Convention in Anaheim from Saturday, Dec. 1 to Wednesday, Dec. 5… On Monday, Dec. 3, a Holiday Cocktail Party benefiting the Edwin J. Gregson Foundation will be held at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena…The 2012 Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming, hosted by the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program (RTIP), will be held in Tucson from

Monday, Dec. 3 to Thursday, Dec. 6…On Saturday, December 8, the California Thoroughbred Farm Managers Association (CTFMA) will hold its annual Christmas party at the home of its President, Bob Curtis, at Saratoga Estates in Bonsall…. TVG will broadcast live racing from Santa Anita Park during the Arcadia track’s winter/spring meet from Wednesday, Dec. 26 to Sunday, April 21, 2013…Monday, Dec. 31 is the closing date for registering yearlings and two-year-olds with The Jockey Club without incurring additional late registration fees. Continued on page 14

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California Flag Calls It A Career

News Bits Cont’d.

Claudene Christian Former Hollywood Park marketing executive Claudene Christian, 42, died on Oct. 29 as a result of Hurricane Sandy when the ship she was sailing on, the HMS Tall Ship Bounty, sank off the coast of North Carolina. Christian helped establish the racetrack’s weekly Railbird Club for handicappers and fans to watch morning workouts.

Lyman Rollins Veteran trainer Lyman Rollins, 92, died in Arizona on Oct. 26. Among the horses he saddled during his seven-decade career, which yielded 809 wins and purse earnings of more than $7.8 million, was the multiple graded stakes winner and $792,855-earner Answer Do, the 1992 California Champion Sprinter.

The California-bred millionaire California Flag was retired in early November after he competed in his fifth consecutive edition of the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (grade I) at Santa Anita Park, a race which he won in 2009 en route to earning honors as the joint California Horse of the Year for that season. The eight-year-old Avenue of Flags gelding, whose 11 lifetime wins include five in grade III company, concluded his 27-race career with a total bankroll of $1,288,825. Bred by Hi Card Ranch and produced by the unplaced Afleet mare Ultrafleet, he is one of only four horses to make five starts in Breeders’ Cup races.

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Gone, But Not Forgotten Two notable California-breds died in recent weeks. Six-year-old Live Sundays, a High Brite gelding whose overall record featured eight wins and 14 placings from 30 starts, suffered a fatal injury in a Nov. 10 race at Betfair Hollywood Park. The multiple stakes-placed runner, who was bred by Harris Farms Inc., sold for $5,000 at the 2007 Northern California Yearling Sale and went on to amass career earnings of $354,184. Also deceased is the Cal-bred broodmare Remember Dorothy, a 14-year-old daughter of Smokester who won six of 34 starts and earned $208,806, but who made her biggest mark as the dam of the dual graded stakes-placed Atticus gelding Bruce’s Dream, a $315,024-earner and winner of the 2010 John C. Mabee California Cup Mile Stakes. Remember Dorothy was bred by Wesley Ward.

10 Years Ago

December 26, 2002

After winning the grade III, $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood Stakes at Hollywood Park on Dec. 7, 2002, California-bred Debonair Joe won the grade I, $200,000 Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita Park just 19 days later. A son of Olé and the winning Debonair Roger mare Malita, the three-year-old gelding was bred by Craig Lewis and Mira Loma Thoroughbred Farm LLC and made 32 more starts before retiring as an eight-year-old with a record of 50-9-6-10 and $574,876.

25 Years Ago

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Malibu Stakes (Grade I) The grade I, $500,000 Hollywood Turf Cup Invitational Handicap at Hollywood Park on Dec. 13, 1987, was won by the four-year-old colt Vilzak who was bred in California by James Bedford and Robert Ford. By Green Dancer, out of the grade II winner Zippy Do, by Hilarious, he was retired to stud after only two more trips to post with three wins, three seconds, eight thirds and $599,168 in earnings from 30 starts.

50 Years Ago

In the 12th start of his 127-race career, the two-year-old gelding Switchback posted the first of four lifetime stakes wins with a victory in the $17,550 San Mateo Handicap at Bay Meadows Racecourse on Dec. 15, 1962. A son of Bernwood and the six-time winner Devon Lassie (GB), by Devonian (GB), he was bred in California by Leavitt and Pilling and eventually earned $216,575 from 28 wins 18 seconds and 19 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. CTBA Thanks Stallion Owners

The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) thanks the many stallion owners for their donations that made its latest Annual Stallion Season Auction a success on Nov. 27. Nearly $50,000 was raised in the auction, with the entire proceeds by law going strictly toward the lobbying expenses of the CTBA, through its Political Action Committee (PAC) Fund that works in support of legislation which favorably impacts California’s Thoroughbred breeders.

The sale featured seasons donated by the following farms: Ballena Vista Farm, Bar C Racing Stables, E.A. Ranches, Golden Eagle Farm, Harris Farms, Legacy Ranch, Lovacres Ranch, Magali Farms, Old English Rancho, Paradise Road Ranch, Rancho San Miguel, SK Racing Stable, Special T Thoroughbreds, Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, Victory Rose Thoroughbreds and Woodbridge Farm.

Arcadia Chamber Of Commerce Hold Board Meeting At The CTBA

Date Set For CTBA’s Northern California Yearling Sale The CTBA Sales Northern California Yearling & Horses of Racing Age Sale has been set for Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. The venue for its 10th edition under the CTBA banner will again be held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, and entries close on Monday, June 3. For more information about the sale, please contact the CTBA’s Sale Coordinator, Cookie Hackworth, at either cookie@ctba.com or (800) 5732822, extension 243. Dates To Remember Monday, December 31, 2012

On Nov. 15, the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce held its monthly board meeting in the Carleton F. Burke Library at the CTBA offices in the city.

California-bred registration of foals of 2011 at a $125 fee for CTBA members and a $150 fee for non-CTBA members. After Jan. 1, 2013, the fee is $750.

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Monday, February 11, 2013

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(2012 California-bred Champions & 2013 California Hall of Fame) For further information, contact the CTBA’s Event Coordinator Christy Chapman at either christy@ctba.com or (800) 573-2822, extension 247.

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HEATSEEKER Giant’s Causeway-Rusty Back Leading California Freshman Sire represented by eight 2-year-old winners from 5½ furlongs to one mile on dirt, turf and synthetic surfaces. Fee: $5,000 Live Foal

TIZBUD Cee’s Tizzy-Cee’s Song Stakes winners in 2012 include G1-placed Tiz Flirtatious, who set a new stakes record and a 93 Beyer in her turf debut. Fee: $1,500 Live Foal


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Notes — December 2012 2012 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

Laurie K. Bohannon Selected For Louis R. Rowan Fellowship At U. C. Davis Laurie K. Bohannon, D.V.M., has been chosen to receive the Louis R. Rowan Fellowship, which is named in memory of the prominent California horseman who was founder of the California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF). The Foundation sponsors the fellowship annually at U.C. Davis. Bohannon is a Ph.D. graduate from Colorado State University and since her arrival at U.C. Davis has participated in Clinical Research ranging from such diverse topics as mandible fracture repair to the application of stem cells in orthopedic injuries with horses. Other clinical duties include advanced diagnostic imaging, colic examinations, anesthesia, teaching of senior veterinary students and client/veterinarian communications. Laurie has a long history of working with animals of all types from small animal surgery to the Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center where her passion for horses was amplified. Bohannon has authored many articles and conducted numerous presentations on topics running the gamut of equine surgery and health. Laurie is committed to furthering her education in all things equine and will be a great asset to California’s horse industry.

Donations To The Library The California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) would like to thank the following guests for their contributions to the Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library: Fran Callaway of

Louisville, Kentucky, Kimberly Warren of Burleson, Texas, and Rita Wolfe of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Thank you for your time spent in the library and your kind comments.

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. Pete Pedersen Jane Goldstein

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Unusual Heat—Winning in Style, by Silveyville

Fee: $20,000-LIVE FOAL

2011 Eclipse Award Champion Older Male California Horse Of The Year California Champion Older Horse And Champion Grass Horse Millionaire and multiple GI winner, including the Pacific Classic Stakes, Charles Whittingham Memorial H. (3 times) and the Eddie Read Stakes (twice). GII wins include the Jim Murray H. (twice) and Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship. Son of five-time California Champion sire UNUSUAL HEAT, ACCALAMATION is his leading money-earner, with lifetime earnings of $1,958,084.

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ACCLAMATION

Wild Again—Saboteur, by Corwyn Bay (Ire) Fee: $1,500-LIVE FOAL Versatile Stakes Winner of $421,543 Who Handled Distances From 6 Furlongs to 1 1/8 Miles on Dirt, Turf and All-Weather Surfaces. Winner of Del Mar’s $100,000 Real Good Deal Stakes by 3 1/4 lengths in a new 7-furlong track record time of 1:23.53,defeating multiple stakes winner ZONING IN and Champion IDIOT PROOF. By Breeders ‘Cup Classic, (G1) winner WILD AGAIN. Out of Saboteur, a half-sister to California champion sprinter DISTURBINGTHEPEACE

Grand Slam—Eliot Chacer, by Clever Trick

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BIG BAD LEROYBROWN

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80% Winners from Starters & More Than $58,000 Average Earnings Per Runner Sire of 8 winners from 10 starters, including 2012 NTRA Stakes VALENTINE BOY and multiple winners Cyclometer ($152,502), Circle the Moon ($116,574) & Elana Mar ($93,072). By multiple GRADE 1 winner GRAND SLAM, Out of stakes winner ELIOT CHACER, also the dam of GRADE 3-placed stakes winner CONCHACER

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Sir Cat—Trust Greta, by Centrust FEE: PRIVATE TREATY-LIVE FOAL A Graded Stakes-Winning Millionaire Won at distances from 6 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/8 miles, while earning Beyer speed Figures of 114, 110 (twice), 106, 105 (twice), 104 (twice), 102, 101 & 100 (twice). Including the $400,000 Swaps Breeders’ Cup Stakes (G2) (G2) at 1 1/8 miles by 5 lengths and the Mervyn Leroy Handicap (G2) twice, he won the Potrero Grande Handicap (G2) and San Carlos Handicap (G2) twice. By SIR CAT, a multiple Grade 2 winner and sire of 5 champions Surf Cat is a half-brother to GRADE 3 winner ROSIE O’GRETA and from the female family of leading sire BROAD BRUSH

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SURF CAT

Danzig—Words of War, by Lord At War (Arg) FEE: $3,500-LIVE FOAL Consistently Ranked Among The Leading Sires In California One of California’s leading sires with lifetime average earnings per starter of more than $59,000and an Average Earnings Index (AEI) of 1.72. Sire of: NORVSKY ($616,444), winner of both the $150,000 SAN GABRIEL STAKES (G2) and $100,000 CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ HANDICAP in 2012; LINDZ WINZ ($204,842), winner of the $100,000 IRISH O’BRIEN STAKES in 2012; GRADE 3-placed multiple stakes winner EXCESSIVE PASSION ($166,943); & stakes-placed Master Chef ($280,958).

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jockey Rosie Napravnik in the $1,818,000 Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (grade I). Belmont preps led to three additional victories on the 2012 Breeders’ Cup program, including the feature races on both days. At 17-1, forgotten Arlington Million Stakes (grade I) winner Little Mike rewarded his backers with the biggest upset of the entire competition in his $2,727,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf (grade I) score, while 17-time Breeders’ Cup race winner Mike Smith became the leading jockey in event history with his gate-to-wire triumph in the $1,818,000 Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (grade I) aboard reigning Eclipse Champion Older Female and defending race winner Royal Delta. In a fitting grand finale, the $4,545,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic (grade I), the Janis Whitham homebred Fort Larned led a superfecta of finishers who had all made their previous starts in New York. The international racing community was represented this year by three winners. The nine-year-old South American shipper Calidoscopio (Arg) became the oldest horse to ever win a Breeders’ Cup race with his last-to-first coup in the $454,500 Breeders’ Cup Marathon (grade II), while European runners George Vancouver and Flotilla (Fr) represented the opposite side of the age spectrum with their respective victories in the $909,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (grade I) and $909,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (grade I). Rounding out the proceedings were the well-traveled threeyear-old colt Trinniberg, whose eight starts at eight different racetracks in 2012 culminated with a victory over his elders in the $1,363,500 Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (grade I), and the two-year-old colt Hightail, who gave trainer D. Wayne Lukas his record 19th Breeders’ Cup win when he broke his maiden by a nose in the Juvenile Sprint. The box office was humming with activity as well. Breeders’ Cup officials reported total attendance of 89,742 and overall handle of $144,272,332 for the two-day showcase at Santa Anita. The championship event is scheduled to make a return engagement at the Arcadia racetrack on Nov. 1-2, 2013.

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When the curtains were pulled back for the 2012 Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 2-3, a global audience was treated to two days of exciting action that played out on the picturesque stage of Santa Anita Park. Among the compelling storylines from this year’s extravaganza were several star-making performances from an international cast of participants and a thrilling encore from one of the sport’s leading luminaries. Although California-bred runners were relegated to supporting roles in the 29th edition of the year-end championship, with just a pair of fourth-place finishes from state-breds John Scott in the $909,000 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (grade I) and Hazardous in the $454,500 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint highlighting the seven Cal-bred entries among the 15 Breeders’ Cup races, two Southern California fillies retained the spotlight for the host state. The Richard Mandella-trained Beholder held off local rival Executiveprivilege by a length in the $1,818,000 Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (grade I), and Mizdirection defeated males in the $909,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (grade I) for an ownership group that includes the nationally prominent sports commentator Jim Rome. The Midwest speedster Groupie Doll won the $909,000 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (grade I) by an emphatic 4 1/2 lengths to sew up an Eclipse Award for her division, while her versatile, Kentucky-based compatriot Wise Dan sealed his status as the favorite for the 2012 Eclipse Horse of the Year Award with his course record-setting effort over 2011 Kentucky Derby (grade I) winner Animal Kingdom in the grassy, $1,818,000 Breeders’ Cup Mile (grade I). Horses who had prepped for the 2012 Breeders’ Cup in races at Belmont Park in New York found themselves a welcome home in the sunny Santa Anita winner’s circle. Making the successful journey from East Coast to West Coast were $1,818,000 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (grade I) heroine Zagora (Fr), Dirt Mile winner Tapizar and the undefeated Todd Pletcher trainee Shanghai Bobby, who capped his perfect debut season with a gutsy win under

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Article & Photos by MARCIE HEACOX The people, horses and surrounding city have gone through drastic changes, but Pat Thompson-Longtin has been a constant in the 50-year history of Ridgeley Farm. “I started out working in an office in downtown Los Angeles, and I thought if I had to do that the rest of my life —yuck,” Thompson-Longtin said. “I’m probably very, very lucky because not everybody gets to work doing something they like.” In the fall of 1961, Thompson-Longtin, her parents, Neil and Conny Curry, and late husband, Jim Thompson, purchased 40 acres on West Esplanade Avenue in Hemet. The spread was developed the next year and named after a Los Angeles street where the Curry’s had lived. Now 60 acres strong, it’s the oldest operating Thoroughbred farm in the Hemet Valley. An Ohio native, Thompson-Longtin has been around horses her entire life. Before buying the farm, Conny Curry taught horseback riding and Neil Curry supported her operation. Neil Curry eventually became so involved in the Thoroughbred world, he served as a California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) commissioner and chairman. Jim Thompson was president of a riding club through

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which he met Pat Thompson. They were married from 1958 until Jim Thompson’s death in 1999. ThompsonLongtin married Richard Longtin about five years later. Longtin was a fire captain and part-time horse trainer in Arizona who would often come to Ridgeley Farm to buy inexpensive horses. He now helps a lot on the farm, especially with trailering. The farm has passed to each remaining head of the family through the years, from Neil to Conny Curry in 1965, then to the Thompsons in 1974. Thompson-Longtin has been owner-manager since 1999. In addition to her 24/7 job of running a farm, she served as a California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) director from 1984 to 1996. Ridgeley Farm began as a private operation, but only until Nagea entered stud there in 1962. Neke followed, as the first son of Bold Ruler to stand in California. The shortlived Pia Star was next, the stud Thompson-Longtin believes could’ve been their best ever. Another notable stallion in Ridgeley Farm’s history is multiple graded stakes winner Memo (Chi), the sire of 28 Continued on next page

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Thoroughbred Farms In California Cont’d. stakes winners of more than $18 million who returned to his native Chile in 2009. “When his breeding days were over, (owner and breeder Teresa Solari) wanted him back home,” Thompson-Longtin said. Memo’s influence is still strongly felt at the farm, though, through his son Grey Memo, one of their three current stallions. Grey Memo Grey Memo’s a 15-year-old Ridgeley Farm homebred by Memo out of B. Mozelle whose racing career was one of the highlights in the farm’s history. The late-running millionaire won six stakes races for Ridgeley Farm and partners Ron Manzani and Russ Sarno, but none more memorable than the 2002 edition of the group II, $1 million Godolphin Mile in Dubai. “We figured the horse wasn’t going to be a disgrace— that he wasn’t going to be last—but had never really thought about him winning,” Thompson-Longtin said. “We won, and (Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum) said, ‘Congratulations, your horse beat my horse.’” Grey Memo entered stud in 2004, and has sired 20 winners from 30 foals to start in six crops of racing age. Among his progeny are dual stakes-placed Shigeo and $275,380-earner Adelicate Miss. His starters average more than $30,000 in earnings. The 2002 California Champion Older Male’s fee is now a private treaty. “Grey Memo’s got a lot of winners, but he hasn’t come up with a big horse, so, unfortunately, nothing that was anything near like him,” Thompson-Longtin said.

Markwell said. She also bought him on pedigree. He’s the only son of Gulch standing stud in California, and out of Icanseeyounow, a half-sister to three black-type winners who has produced six winners from seven starters. The 10year-old covered 10 mares in his first season in 2011, and nine mares in 2012 when he stood for a $2,000 fee. Markwell’s background is in hunter-jumpers, and this is her first foray into breeding racehorses. She has more than a dozen Thoroughbred broodmares at her Markwell Farms in Murrieta, and has bred most of them to her new stallion. “Most of my mares have some distance, so I wanted something with speed,” Markwell said. “Gulch is known for speed.” Markwell hopes to race her foals and get a stakes winner. Though that’s still far off, she’s optimistic based on what she’s seen so far. “Based on conformation—how they’re put together—and attitude, I couldn’t be happier,” Markwell said. “They’re really correct and really, really nice.”

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Informed Informed is Ridgeley’s newest stallion. In August of 2011, Bob Mitchell, owner of Bonnie Acres Ranch in Hemet, called Thompson-Longtin and said she should come see a horse on his property who wasn’t going to race again. Thompson-Longtin liked what she saw and bought the bay horse for stud duty at her farm. The eight-year-old earned $521,349 while winning six of 28 starts, including the grade II Californian Stakes and grade II San Diego Handicap, both $250,000 events. Informed’s sire is the two-time California Horse of the Year and Eclipse Award Horse of the Year, Tiznow. His dam is Cajun Two Step, a Tabasco Cat half-sister to grade III winner Discreet Hero. Informed covered 30 mares for a $2,500 fee in 2012, his first season. Thompson-Longtin said she’s excited to see his first foals, including three due in January at Ridgeley. “I think Informed’s got a big shot of hitting it if he has foals that look half as good as he looks,” ThompsonContinued on page 32

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Thoroughbred Farms In California Cont’d. Longtin said. “He was a decent racehorse and he’s a beautiful horse. He’s got a nice pedigree and the Tiznows are doing good.”

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The stallions are among approximately 90 horses currently on the farm. The normal occupancy is 120, and the most at one time was 180. Charlie the 22-year-old Standardbred teaser stallion has worked there for 18 years. The oldest mare in the farm’s history resides there now—35year-old Julienne (Mex), a multiple stakes-placed winner of 10 races. Off-track riding horse Rabin, a 14-year-old by Memo, also occupies a paddock, though ThompsonLongtin stopped riding him about two years ago. Two standouts foaled at Ridgeley are grade I winners Bordonaro and Johnny Eves, the former a California champion by Memo. Other Memo stakes winners born and raised there include Elegant Fellow, Guillermo and La Feminn. During winter months, horses may be outnumbered by ducks that live around the water reservoir. Adding to the menagerie are Spencer the Dalmatian and six cats, mostly drop-offs. One cat, Ginger, barely survived what was presumed to be a coyote attack but is now ThompsonLongtin’s faithful companion on daily golf kart rounds. Dr. Kristine Jensen performs daily veterinary checkups, and farrier Augustin Quintanar trims hooves every five weeks. Some of Ridgeley Farm’s six staff members have been working there for decades, including stallion manager Raul Mendoza, foreman Juan Reyes and Enrique Carbajal. The team does breeding, boarding, layups and sales preparation. The property includes a nine-stall barn and eight-stall barn, 20 individual pens of various sizes, six fiveacre paddocks, four three-acre paddocks and 10 one-acre paddocks. There’s also a round pen to exercise horses returning to race training or being prepared for sale.

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Markwell said Ridgeley Farm’s amenities were among her reasons for standing Bonnrita there. “I looked at some of the different farms in the area, and their setup is just really nice there,” Markwell said. “(The stallions have) got a fiveacre field to themselves, with a nice setup to get out of the rain or whatever they want to do.” Some of the farm’s longest-running clients have been Judith and Barry Becker, former CHRB commissioner Ben Felton, Johnny Eves’ owners, Sharon and Carl Hilliard, and the late Ron Waranch. Markwell, one of Ridgeley’s newer partners, had many good things to say. “They’re very good horsemen and they’re just a class act,” she said. “They’ve had their same grooms that care for horses forever and ever. I just thought they were the best fit for me.” Ridgeley Farm is still active at the track, though relatively quiet this year. They have several horses in training, split between Golden Gate Fields and Santa Anita Park. For more than 30 years, Warren Stute was their go-to trainer until his death in 2007. Now Jay Robbins is their primary conditioner. Like many agricultural operations in the state, population growth is threatening Ridgeley. When the farm was established, Hemet’s population was less than 10,000. About 80,000 people live there now, and development has encroached upon the farm, including a high school and housing tract. Despite the changing surroundings, Thompson-Longtin doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon and is still very active on the farm. “I’ll probably be here until they bury me,” she said as she carries on the longstanding family tradition.

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Owner & Manager: Pat Thompson-Longtin Physical Address: 3901 West Esplanade Avenue, Hemet, California 92545 Telephone: (951) 654-7728 Fax: (951) 654-9780 E-Mail Address: ridgeleyfarm@yahoo.com Services: Breeding, Boarding, Lay-Ups & Sales Preparation Stallions Bonnrita (Gulch) $2,000 - Live Foal Grey Memo (Memo (Chi)) Private Treaty - Live Foal Informed (Tiznow) $2,500 - Live Foal

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Tom Bachman: Changing With The Times

CTBA Member Profile

by EMILY SHIELDS The economic climate in California racing is changing, and longtime California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) member Tom Bachman is changing with it. Although many in the breeding industry are struggling to adapt, Bachman is merely evolving his business plan to pursue the lifelong dream of focusing on his acres of pinot noir grapes. That doesn’t mean he is getting out of the breeding business, however. He is simply consolidating his former 300acre facility, Pegasus Ranch. “I still have 160 acres, of which I plan to sell another 90,” Bachman explained. “I plan to reduce my holdings down to 20 acres for the horses, and 20 acres for the grapes I’ve been growing for the last 18 years.” The change to Bachman’s enterprise has helped him in ways he didn’t expect. “I’m quite happy. I’m down to just two employees and myself, and I still break the colts.” At 64-years-old, Bachman has been in the horse industry for more than 40 years. He established his first farm in 1972, but built a newer, better facility in 1988. Suc-

cessful Golden State athletes such as grade III winners Hoovergetthekeys and J. F. Williams and the group Iplaced, multiple stakes winner, Echo Eddie, were raised under the Pegasus Ranch program. Even with the reduction to his stock, Bachman still believes in his operation. “My business is selling dreams. That’s what you do in the horse business, hope your dreams become reality. When you’re a market breeder you have to breed a certain type of horse, then hope that dream comes true for the buyer.” As a breeder, Bachman is behind such notables as Red and Both Ways. Both were by Bachman’s own stallion Siyah Kalem, a graded stakes-placed son of Mr. Prospector. Both Ways, a filly of 1992, won eight times and earned $231,065; her stakes scores included the $67,800 Songstress Breeders’ Cup, the $53,700 Palo Alto Handicap and the $53,000 Bay Meadows Lassie Stakes. Red, a foal of 1994, earned $469,399 in 24 career starts, counting the $125,000 California Cup Sprint Handicap amongst his triumphs. He also won the $106,000 Graduation

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Stakes, the $93,875 California Sires Stakes and the $86,225 Zany Tactics Stakes. Now enter Unusual Way, the latest stakes star produced from Bachman’s program. The daughter of Unusual Heat (Harris Farms) has won two stakes in a row, but it was a long road getting her there. “She was one of the tougher foals I’ve ever raised in my life,” Bachman recalled. He had modest hopes for the filly from the outset, having already gotten five winners, including stakes-placed Wavy Lass, from her dam Way Up, a multiple stakes-placed Great Above mare who earned $125,316. On the other hand, all of her foals were of a tougher variety. “You like to breed for a tractable mind, but when I chose Unusual Heat I kind of bred tough to tough,” Bachman explained. “However, with Way Up’s speed I thought it would be a great match.” The resulting bay filly, Unusual Way, was born on Mar. 18, 2010. “It was difficult to get her sale prepped, difficult to get her scoped. You can’t pick a fight with her because you’ll lose.” Trainer Jeff Bonde, who has always been interested in the offspring of Way Up, purchased Unusual Way at the 2011 Barretts October Yearling Sale, going to $65,000 for current owners Edward J. Brown Jr. and Philip Lebherz. “He’s done very well with her,” Bachman praised. “You have to be dominant without fighting her. It will be interesting to see if he can get her to rate.” Rating has proven a difficult task for Unusual Way, who broke her maiden first out at Betfair Hollywood Park on May 5, by dueling on the lead and racing clear in the stretch. After two consecutive stakes losses in the $100,000 Cinderella Stakes and $150,000 Landaluce Stakes, she shipped to Santa Rosa and won the $75,300 Wine Country Debutante Stakes by an astounding 11 lengths. Unusual Way led

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throughout the six-furlong contest, drawing off despite being geared down at the end by jockey Omar Figueroa. That performance established her as a legitimate threat in the $99,500 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Filly Sprint Preview Stakes on the Breeders’ Cup undercard at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 3. Now under the piloting of jockey Ramon Dominguez, Unusual Way led throughout again, streaking home to win by 3 1/2 lengths over Switch to the Lead and Truly Marie. She now has three wins in five starts with earnings of $145,610, and is poised for a shot at the rich state-bred stakes offered for three-year-olds in 2013. “She has run two wonderful races,” Bachman said, noting also that Way Up is booked back to Unusual Heat for the upcoming breeding season. “If it’s a girl, I just may keep her myself!” Although he is culling his herd and his land, Bachman plans to continue his business. “I will continue to sell commercially, but I may also begin to race them, which I’ve never really done,” he said. “I’m building a new small barn just for myself and about six broodmares, and will become a private enterprise.” Bachman will sell three Cal-bred short yearlings in Kentucky in January, believing that it’s safer to get out of the horses earlier. “The market has changed in the last 30 years,” he said. “Horses need to be perfect before a buyer will want it, so things are changing in my program, as well.” Change isn’t inherently bad, especially if you not only embrace it, but are also prepared and equipped to deal with it. Having a side project, such as Bachman’s longtime interest in his grapes, helps as well. And having a filly like Unusual Way on the track to represent you as a breeder doesn’t hurt, either!

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Unusual Way, winner of the $75,300 Wine Country Debutante Stakes (left) and $99,500 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint Preview Stakes.

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Katie Merritt: Showing Good Judgement

Focus On The Future

by EMILY SHIELDS

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The morning before this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic at She went to work at Aqueduct in New York, then down Santa Anita Park, exercise rider Katie Merritt jumped off of to Maryland, and galloped horses for John Forbes at MonFort Larned, turned to her friends and said, “I think we are mouth Park. “I groomed, I rode the pony, I fed, I did stalls,” going to win.” Merritt explained. She went down to South Carolina for It seemed an ambitious statement, as Fort Larned would nine months, riding up to 20 horses a day. She rode for go into the grade I, $4,545,000 Classic as the 9-1 fifth Todd Pletcher in Florida, but didn’t last long before taking choice in a field of 12, led by the mula trial job with trainer Ian Wilkes, fortiple grade I winner Game On Dude. mer assistant to Hall of Famer Carl At the top of the stretch, the speedy Nafzger. “I didn’t make it a full quarter Fort Larned looked as though he mile before I fell off my first horse for would be passed by the rallying Mucho Ian,” Merritt recalled. “I asked him later Macho Man, but the gritty E Dubai why he didn’t fire me then, and he said colt dug down deep and held on to win it was because I never asked how much by half a length. Merritt’s prediction I was getting paid. He said it was had come true. refreshing.” Like her horse, 28-year-old Merritt Merritt has become one of Wilkes’ has had to show some incredible main riders, and counts the likes of grade tenacity on the road to achieving her I winner Capt. Candyman Can and dual dreams. The Oklahoma native first grade II winner Miss Isella as some of her made industry connections as a favorite mounts. She even got to ride teenager while in the late Trudy 2007 Kentucky Derby (grade I) winner McCaffery’s renowned program, Kids Street Sense a few times, an experience To The Cup. Thanks to those conshe remembers as nerve-wracking. “He tacts, she started hotwalking, then felt like money underneath me,” she found an internship in New Jersey that joked. “He was always well regarded. Fort promised to teach her to ride if she Larned was good, but he wasn’t always a worked, without pay, seven days a Classic winner; he was just my buddy Katie Merritt & Street Sense week. From there she moved to the who I rode without pressure.” Merritt started riding Fort Larned as a juvenile, and fell in Thoroughbred Training Center in Lexington, then to love with the gangly, goofy colt. After undergoing shoulder Stoney Oak in Paris, Kentucky. surgery in the fall of 2010, Merritt made her mom drive nonstop from Oklahoma to Florida to be present when Fort Larned broke his maiden at Gulfstream Park. She was there at the horse’s side when he won the grade I, $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap at Saratoga this August, and brought the horse to California for the first time for the Classic. “I loved California, it’s so pretty and the surface at Santa Anita is good,” Merritt said. “We were in Ron McAnally’s barn, and he and assistant Dan Ward were so nice.” Winning the Classic helps, too. “I had such a good feeling before the race,” she recalled. “Coming down the stretch I was screaming, then hugging strangers like a crazy person. It hasn’t sunk in yet.” While Merritt dreams of temporarily riding abroad some day, she has no plans of traveling while Fort Larned is in her life. Look for them to return to Santa Anita to defend their title in the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Classic. Katie Merritt & Fort Larned

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Stallion Tours

The CTBA’s 2012 Northern California Stallion Tour

by BILL NICHOLS Photos by Sue Greene It was Oct. 20, and the weather cooperated with a bright and beautiful fall day in the Sacramento/San Juoquin Valley area. The tour bus departed Elk Grove at 8:00 a.m., with a near capacity load eagerly looking forward to a day filled with entertainment, education and the seemingly neverending food at every farm visited. About 10 years ago, a California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) board member made his first trip on the tour and declared it, “The best kept secret in the Thoroughbred industry.” This year, we were fortunate to be graced by the presence of two board members, in addition to myself. They were President, Sue Greene, and Past President, Leigh Ann Howard. The first farm visited was Daehling Ranch. It was a great way to start the day. The personable Joe Daehling presented the six stallions standing at his ranch. Gotham City, Monsajem, Peppered Cat, Rendezvous, Sought After and Thisnearlywasmine were all well-mannered and attractive. As in the past, Joe donated several flats of pansies from his nursery to the appreciative tour members. Heading south, the tourists enjoyed a Thoroughbred-oriented DVD as they did between all the ranch stops. Sue Greene’s Woodbridge Farm was the next stop when popular stallion Tannersmyman greeted his guests with his usual great disposition and personality. Sue gave an informative talk while the audience munched on goodies. Sue is to be commended for the time and work she has devoted to our industry. Our next ranch was Paradise Road Ranch, managed by Doreen Spinney. Doreen had attractive tables set up on the lawn and under the shade of trees. Hosting us with a choice of wines to have with our lunch was a nice touch. The five stallions viewed were Allaboutdreams, Brave Cat, Mesa Thunder, Robannier and Run Brother Ron. All were paraded before the

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lunch bunch and were well received. Semi-retired Western Fame was briefly seen and he continues to display his class. The tour group greatly appreciated the hospitality of Doreen and her staff. West 12 Ranch was next on the agenda. Matt and Barbara Butterworth presented their handsome stallion Tough Game. As usual, Barbara had an informative and educational talk prepared. She shared her vast knowledge with the tour group, and her positive attitude regarding the future of the Thoroughbred industry was also well received. It is always a pleasure and privilege to visit with Matt and Barbara at West 12 Ranch. Onward to our final ranch, Victory Rose Thoroughbreds. Our charming hostess, Ellen Jackson, is the owner and manager of this well-established farm. Five stallions call Victory Rose home. They are Behrens, Bold Chieftain, Globalize, Many Rivers and Sea of Secrets. This wellprepared group was paraded before the tour members as Ellen gave an informative talk about the accomplishments of each. As always, Ellen delighted the tourists with her culinary ability. Victory Rose was the final farm visited and the food was so well received that few would find a need for dinner at the conclusion of the tour. We arrived at our final destination at 6:40 p.m., five minutes earlier than our estimated time of arrival. As in the past, a drawing was held for the 2013 breeding season. Every stallion on the tour participated. Eighteen services were available to the tour members. I hope that all had an enjoyable day. In a stage of recovery from a heart problem, I was unable to physically participate as much as I have in the past. We have an amazing group who attended this event. They pitched in and helped me constantly. Without their help and the support of my wife Lillian and good friend Ray Land, this edition of the CTBA’s Northern California Stallion Tour would not have been possible. Thank you all so much.

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Another Man’s Treasure

Epic Power: Capable Of Change

by EMILY SHIELDS Sometimes people forget that racehorses can go on to have long and fulfilling careers outside the racetrack, even the successful stakes-winning types. The popular California-bred gelding Epic Power was retired from racing in January of 2010, after making 75 starts and earning $778,173. The three-time stakes winner, best known for his narrow victory in the 2006 California Cup Mile Handicap worth $175,000, had done more than enough on the track to earn his retirement, owner Ron Valenta and trainer Jack Carava had decided. They turned the son of Epic Honor over to Leigh Gray at Winner’s Circle Ranch, effectively sending him on to a second career after eight seasons on the track and 13 wins, 13 seconds and 17 thirds. Gray took two months letting Epic Power down from the track, then sent him from the Bradbury operation to Somis for training with her friend Laurie Canty. “She rode him for six months, going over all his basic flatwork and trail,” Gray explained. “He turned out to be a fabulous horse.” Enter Tony and Elizabeth Tuoto, as well as their trainer Rebecca Morris, who traveled down to Moorpark, California, from their ranch in Gardnerville, Nevada, for a three-day event competition two years ago. Canty’s farm was only five minutes from the show, prompting the group to go visit Epic Power. “We didn’t really need another horse, but we always love to look,” Tony Tuoto confessed. At first glance, Epic Power did not make a favorable

impression. The gelding, a nine-year-old at the time, was thin and dull. “But he had a sparkle in his eyes that made me think we should give the guy a chance,” Tuoto recalled. “Racehorses can have a rough time transitioning after leaving the track and Epic Power was having a tough go at it. I knew Laurie was doing everything she could for Epic, she really loves her horses. The groom let him out in the arena and we watched as he pranced around each step getting bigger and higher, I watched in awe as this dull looking, thin horse became bigger than life.” The Tuotos were sold, and took Epic Power home to Nevada. Tony started studying equine nutrition, and got the gelding to grow and shine. Morris took over the training, handling Epic Power’s high jinx with her patient style. “His answer to anything he didn’t understand was to go faster and move bigger,” Tuoto said. “That is not what you want when you are trying to train a horse in dressage or cross country jumping where the obstacles are solid.” Epic Power now regularly competes in both dressage and three-day eventing, performing well with his notorious racetrack courage and durability on display in the ring. He spends the rest of his time relaxing in a pasture with another off the track Thoroughbred, Cal-bred El Guapo. He has had to learn about snow, loves to flirt with mares on the ranch and is beloved by his new human family. To see more photos of him, visit http://www.facebook.com/tonys.incline.homes and click on the album ‘Epic Power.’

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California-bred Epic Power, winner of the $175,000 Caliornia Cup Mile Handicap in 2006, is now competing in both dressage and three-day eventing.

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Industry Insight

Opportunity Knocks For Cal-Breds At Oaklawn Park

by EMILY SHIELDS Oaklawn Park, the pride of Hot Springs, Arkansas, is more than 1,600 miles away from Santa Anita Park in California. But since its inception in 1905, the family-owned Oaklawn Park has played host to numerous California-breds who have left their own winter paradise to successfully compete against some of the deepest fields in the country. Possibly the two most famous Cal-breds to win at Oaklawn were Best Pal and Snow Chief, who both won the Oaklawn Handicap. Best Pal won the grade I, $537,000 edition in 1992, as part of his tour de force in which he won four stakes in a row, including three grade I events. Golden Eagle Farm’s son of Habitony (Ire) returned to Hot Springs twice more to try to defend his title, but finished third and fourth in 1993 and 1995, respectively. The 1986 Preakness Stakes (grade I) winner Snow Chief took the grade II, $250,000 renewal in 1987, as the penultimate start of his star-studded career. Dual success has come in the grade I, $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap, which was won by Cal-breds Dream of Summer in 2005 and Gourmet Girl in 2001. Gary Tanaka’s Gourmet Girl would go on to be named the Eclipse Champion Older Mare that year, while James Weigel’s Dream of Summer capped the year by winning the $150,000 California Cup Matron Handicap. She went on to produce the 2011 grade I winner Creative Cause. The Arkansas Derby is a grade I event worth $1 million, but it wasn’t always that way. When Cal-bred Light Talk crossed the wire second in 1961, but was promoted to first upon the disqualification of winner Bass Clef, the 1 1/8-mile race was worth only $28,675. The second Cal-bred to win, Dream of Summer (#2)

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Promised City, scored in 1975, when the key Kentucky Derby (grade I) prep had been designated a grade II event worth $136,900. The son of Promised Land ran at Oaklawn Park eight more times, but never returned to the winner’s circle there. Golden Act became the third Cal-bred to win when he scored by a neck in 1979, shortly after taking another grade II event, the Louisiana Derby at the Fair Grounds. He went on to finish third in the Kentucky Derby, then second in the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes (grade I). The Fantasy Stakes was a grade I race in 1985, when Rascal Lass became the first Cal-bred filly to win it. She went on to run third in the Kentucky Oaks (grade I) in her subsequent start. The race is now a grade II contest, and was won in 1995 by Cat’s Cradle, who would be named the California Horse of the Year in 1996. House of Fortune is the most recent Calbred Fantasy winner; the daughter of Free House scored in the 2004 edition of that $200,000 race. The purse will be a lofty $400,000 in 2013. Other notable Golden State runners to grace the Arkansas track include Sierra Sunset, who won the grade II, $300,000 Rebel Stakes in 2008. Both Show Me the Stage and Bordonaro found success in the Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (grade III). Show Me the Stage, a filly, took on a field of males in 2000, while the gelding Bordonaro took consecutive editions in 2006 and 2007, scoring as the favorite both times. The 2013 Oaklawn season opens on Friday, Jan. 11. The 56-day meet will host 32 stakes races worth $5,660,000; better known as another year of opportunities for Cal-breds to win across the country.

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A Champion Of A Guy Industry Portrait by EMILY SHIELDS The late Pete Zander loved many things, such as his wife Norma, his large and growing family, and the open country of Vallejo, California. He also loved racehorses and, in 1968, established his own company, Pete’s Feed. Through this venture, “Pete the Feed Man” was able to befriend many in the Northern California horse industry. He often stopped to chat or play cards with his customers, and made sure that all the horses had enough to eat, even when economic times were tough for the humans involved. “He had a very soft heart,” Norma recalled. “He was the best person you could ever want to meet.” The Zander couple owned 30 horses at one time, many of whom were in training with Gil Matos, one of Zander’s close friends on the track. When Zander lost his battle with lung cancer at the age of 80 on Aug. 26, 2010, Norma was forced to sell a bay yearling colt who Zander and Matos had bred in partnership. Matos enlisted the help of Sue Greene, the President of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA), and they took over the ownership and care of the colt whom Matos named in his friend’s honor: Pete’s Glory. Pete’s Glory’s sire, Race for Glory, is a stakes-winning colt who cost a lofty $600,000 as a juvenile. His dam, the stakesplaced, seven-time winner Nikki Nikki Doo, was bred and owned by Norma and named after Pete Zander’s granddaughter. The resulting diminutive colt was the perfect way to honor

Zander. “Pete was loved by everyone, and no one ever had a bad word to say about him,” Matos said. “Because the colt belonged to Pete, he always had a soft spot in my heart. Pete’s Glory had no bad habits, and was a simple horse to train.” Greene echoed the sentiment. “Pete’s Glory has a great personality. He’s a kindred spirit, like a person in a horse suit. He’s not a very big horse, and looked like a pony in his first race, but he is a fun, professional horse.” Pete’s Glory finished third in his debut at Golden Gate Fields on Aug. 19, then broke his maiden in his third start on Oct. 12. He won going a mile at the Fresno fair, scoring by 1 1/4 lengths at odds of 20-1. “I can’t describe how much it meant,” Norma said. “It was just so exciting. Pete loved his horses and treated all of them like pets.” Pete’s Glory won’t race again, and Greene is now working on finding him a new home. “He’ll make some youngster a great hunter,” she said. Although Greene did not know the Zanders for very long before Pete’s Glory came into their lives, she knew enough. “Pete was a genuine, generous guy. A champion of a guy.” Although Zander is dearly missed, his memory will remain, not only in the hearts of his devoted family, but also via Pete’s Glory’s second career. His next owner will be delighted to find a horse so kind and so human, exemplifying the qualities that made Zander such a beloved man.

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Pete Zander & Prince Dereus

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Pete’s Glory—October 12, 2012

Nikki Nikki Doo—February 23, 2001

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A Day To Remember Industry Insight

by RUDI GROOTHEDDE maiden special weight event at Calder Race Course as a gelding on Nov. 9 of this year. Just a little more than 90 minutes after Sharp Cat’s historic win, another bit of history was made in the fourth race of the day. In an $8,000 claiming race for fillies and mares, three-yearold and up, going 7 1/2 furlongs, the trio of 2-1 favorite Tina Celeste, 3-1 second favorite Cool Miss Ann and Washingtonbred Chans Pearl, the sixth choice in the wagering at 7-1, proved inseparable at the wire. Posting a final time of 1:31.10, these three mares finished five lengths clear of Florida-bred Foxy Monica in a seven-strong field. Bred by Harold Keith, Tina Celeste was ridden by Juan Matos for trainer Daniel Azcarate, while the Susan Weston trainee Cool Miss Ann had Matt Garcia in the irons and was bred by Running Luck Inc. Omar Berrio was aboard six-yearold Chans Pearl who was trained by Rick Berry. All co-owned by their conditioners, each of them banked $2,454 under the respective partnerships of: Azcarate, Calabria, Han, et al; J. and M. Christensen and Susan Weston; and Berry, Doolan and Spencer. Six-year-old Tina Celesta was by Falstaff, out of the unraced Sir Ivor mare Celestina. The half-sister to stakes winner Beguiled Again retired with a 41-6-8-3 record and $72,804 bankroll after making her final start in June of 1998. A month earlier, Cool Miss Ann, a 1992 daughter of Ice Age and Three Quarters’ stakes-placed winner Gypsy Ann, had closed out her career with five wins, three seconds, eight thirds and $44,667 in earnings from 37 starts. She later produced the multiple stakes-placed, five-time winner Kool Suggestion. Also retiring with a final lifetime start in May of 1998, was Chans Pearl (Pirateer— Just the Tune, by Just the Time) who was bred by Chan Stables and banked $63,330 from a record of 57-4-8-10. Maybe all of this proved just too much for this historic trio as their landmark dead heat turned out to be the final wins in each On December 7, 1997, the California-breds Tina Celesta (#6) and Cool Miss Ann (#8) and Washington-bred Chans Pearl (#7) finished in a triple dead heat at Hollywood Park. of their long careers!

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It was 15 years ago, on Dec. 7, 1987, when two Californiabreds played a major role in a unique day of racing held on the main dirt track at Hollywood Park. The day’s 10-race program not only featured the Cal-bred duo of Tina Celesta and Cool Miss Ann in the Inglewood track’s first triple dead heat since July of 1957, but it also kicked off with California’s first major walkover. Sharp Cat won the grade II, $100,000 Bayakoa Handicap at 1 1/16 miles after the only other entries Alzora and Toda Una Dama (Arg) were scratched because of the muddy going. The victory by this daughter of Storm Cat and Ack Ack’s stakes-winning daughter In Neon would prove to be the first of five consecutive stakes wins, including two in grade I company, prior to the chestnut filly being retired at the end of her four-year-old season. She earned more than $2 million from a record of 15 wins and three seconds in 22 starts. Bred in Kentucky by John Franks, Sharp Cat’s breeding career sadly proved to be an anticlimax to her racing achievements. After producing six fillies, three of whom raced and all won, she died when foaling an A.P. Indy colt on Apr. 21, 2008. The resultant foal, named Fact, won a

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Racing In Southern California

An Assortment Of Success For Cal-Bred Quartet

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by EMILY SHIELDS Whether running against open company at Santa Anita Park or just facing fellow Golden State runners at Betfair Hollywood Park, California-breds were in fine form during late-October and November. Two improving older males in Red Sun and Killer Bear, a classy four-year-old filly in Going for a Spin, and a rising juvenile star in Unusual Way made for an exciting fall season. Breakthrough Performance Red Sun had won four allowance races in his career, but had never broken though in stakes company until the $80,760 Lure Stakes at Santa Anita on Oct. 28. The Carla Gaines-trainee led at every point of call in the grassy one-mile contest to score by a hard-fought neck over the even-money favorite Ryehill Dreamer (Ire). Temple’s Door finished third in an open-company five-horse field, made shorter by the scratch of Polytechnicien. Rafael Bejarano piloted Red Sun home in 1:34.03, earning the six-year-old gelding his sixth career win. The Harris Farms homebred is by Redattore (Brz), who formerly stood at the sprawling Coalinga farm but has been returned to his native Brazil. Red Sun’s dam is the winning Affirmed mare Sunny Sara, who produced eight winners from 10 starters, including the grade II-placed Zippersup.

Red Sun returned to finished sixth in the On Trust Handicap on Nov. 17, making his record six wins, two seconds and two thirds in 12 starts. He has earned $280,188 for his connections, bolstered by a third-placed finish in the 2010 San Francisco Mile Stakes, a grade II event worth $150,000. He also finished third in the $99,390 Harry F. Brubaker Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in 2011. Star On The Rise Unfortunately, the $99,500 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Filly Sprint Preview Stakes was not a real Breeders’ Cup race, or Unusual Way would have been the fifth Cal-bred to sprint to Breeders’ Cup glory. Instead, the daughter of supersire Unusual Heat (Harris Farms) had to be content with her second stakes win in a row, following a stunning 11-length victory in the $75,300 Wine Country Debutante at the Santa Rosa fair. Despite that breathtaking score on Aug. 11, Unusual Way was only the 5/2 second choice in the seven-furlong Sprint Preview, the first race on the Saturday Breeders’ Cup card at Santa Anita on Nov. 3. Under Ramon Dominguez, Unusual Way took the lead and never looked back, storming off to another impressive win, this time by 3 1/2 lengths over Switch to the Lead and Truly Marie, while 9/5 choice Bares Tripper finished fourth of five.

Red Sun—$80,760 Lure Stakes—October 28, 2012

Unusual Way—$99,500 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Filly Sprint Preview Stakes—November 3, 2012

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been winners, but Killer Bear is her first stakes horse. He now has four wins, four seconds and eight thirds in 47 starts with earnings of $281,512. Exceptional Autumn Going for a Spin made her ninth start at Hollywood Park a winning one, scoring by 3 3/4 lengths in the $78,200 Cat’s Cradle Handicap on Nov. 18. The four-year-old filly has a certain affinity for the track, having broken her maiden there in 2010, and winning her first stakes race, the $70,400 Warren’s Thoroughbred Stakes, there in April of 2011. In the 7 1/2-furlong race, Going for a Spin settled back second last in a seven-horse field, then rallied under Bejarano and drew off for the impressive victory. Cayanna finished second, while grade I winner Willa B Awesome ran third. The final time was 1:31.62. Jerry Hollendorfer conditions Going for a Spin for her breeders, Tom and Debi Stull of Tommy Town Thoroughbreds. They have had a welcome autumn with the filly, winning the $50,000 E. B. Johnston Stakes at Fairplex Park and then running third in both the Las Madrinas Handicap and the Miss America Stakes. She has now earned $301,952 with six wins, seven seconds and six thirds from 26 starts. Going for a Spin, who is out of the winning Mr. Greeley mare Gender Motors, is a half-sister to three other winners. Her sire, Ministers Wild Cat, will stand the 2013 season at Tommy Town for $3,500.

Killer Bear—$78,200 On Trust Handicap—November 17, 2012

Going For A Spin—$78,200 Cat’s Cradle Handicap—November 18, 2012

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Jeff Bonde trains the winner for Edward Brown Jr. and Philip Lebherz. They have watched their two-year-old filly accumulate three wins in five starts for earnings of $145,610. Tom Bachman bred Unusual Way out of his multiple stakesplaced Great Above mare Way Up. She is the dam of five other winners, including the stakes-placed filly Wavy Lass. Ascending The Ranks Killer Bear last attempted a black-type race in September of 2010, finishing sixth in the Jim Kostoff Stakes at Fairplex Park. Since then, the five-year-old Northern Devil horse has bounced between the allowance and claiming ranks, changing hands while making 46 starts without a stakes win. After finishing fourth in a $40,000 claimer on the grass, trainer Jeff Mullins switched the bay to Betfair Hollywood Park’s all-weather main track to help flesh out the field for the $78,200 On Trust Handicap. Seven horses went to the post with Killer Bear dismissed as the 15-1 second longest price on the board under jockey Tyler Baze. They broke last, but closed steadily throughout the 7 1/2-furlong event to score by a half-length over favored Macho Dorado and defending champion Mensa Heat. Killer Bear has raced for multiple different entities, but seems at home with current owners B G Stable, Louis Giordano, Scott Rudolph, Selman Shaby and Joe Thomas. Harold Phenix bred Killer Bear out of the winning Seattle Dancer mare Tennis C. Waltz. Five of her six starters have

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The Only Two-Time Cal Cup Classic Winner and the 50th Cal-Bred Millionaire A versatile racehorse who won on tapeta, grass and dirt. Graded stakes winner of 18 races, 14 in stakes with earnings of $1,683,181. Won the Gr. II, $150,000 San Francisco Mile, defeating Gr. I winner MONTEREY JAZZ. Only horse to win the California Cup Classic Hcp. at Oak Tree at Santa Anita twice, defeating CELTIC DREAMIN, LAVA MAN and LETHAL HEAT. Only horse to win the California Dreamin’ Hcp. at Del Mar twice. Won the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes at Santa Anita defeating Gr. I winners THE USUAL Q. T., ACCLAMATION and Gr. II winner ENRICHED.

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A Blast From The Past

Don B.: Carrying On A Tradition Of Greatness

by JACKIE BARNES The history of Thoroughbred breeding and racing in California was greatly enriched from the mid 1960s to 1990, through the contributions of a number of outstanding stallions. One of the very best was Don B., a 1965 bay son of the brilliant Fleet Nasrullah and the three-time winner Early Frames, by Prince John. He was bred by Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Taylor, owners of Taylor’s Steak House. The couple also owned the multiple stakes winner Sunday Slippers who produced the 1968 California Derby Stakes winner and successful sire, Proper Proof. Don B.’s rise to fame actually begain when he was consigned to the 1966 Del Mar Yearling Sale. Stockton cannery owner Don B. Wood asked his friend trainer Lester Holt to pick a nice moderately priced individual. The only horse to catch Holt’s eye was the son of Fleet Nasrullah whom he bought for $15,000 and named him after the owner. The rest was history. Holt needed a morale boost after the loss of his 1966 California Derby winner Tragniew, and word quickly spread that he again had good one in the barn. Don B. made his two-year-old debut on May 19, 1967, as the 2-1 favorite at Hollywood Park, losing by a half-length to Emma’s Orphan. Eight days later, the classy colt scored a gate-to-wire, seven-length victory while beating Proper Proof. The precocious colt then scored gate-to-wire victories in Hollywood’s Westchester and Portola Stakes in his next two starts. Following two unplaced efforts at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Holt took his charge to Bay Meadows where he learned to rate, relax and stretch out. Don B.’s reputation as the best juvenile on the West Coast was about to sky-rocket as he returned to racing in early November. He won four races, including an awesome six-length victory in the $70,200 Bay Meadows Juvenile Championship on Dec. 16, beating Royal Fols and Noble House. His final time for the 1 1/16-mile distance was 1:41 3/5,

just four-fifths of a second off the track record. He also won the Dec. 2 San Mateo Stakes worth $23,000. Southern California racing fans saw a real star whenDon B. returned to Santa Anita Park to win the $66,675 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes on Dec. 30. Under jockey Don Pierce, Don B. won by two lengths in 1:23 1/5 for the seven furlongs. At season’s end Lester Holt’s charge was one of the most versatile two-year-olds of the year. From 12 starts, he had eight wins and two seconds with earnings of $139,800 that put him among the top 10 winning juveniles. The Experimental Free Handicap ranked him at 116 pounds, second only to Broad Shadows. At three, Don B. won the $24,000 San Miguel Stakes at Santa Anita over Pataha Prince. He finished second in the $147,100 Santa Anita Derby to Alley Fighter, and to Proper Proof in the $119,700 California Derby at Golden Gate Fields. He was seventh to Forward Pass in the Kentucky Derby. His only win at four was a ding-dong battle with Royal Fols at Hollywood Park. Don B. won by a head, equaling the track record of 1:08 1/5 set by his sire Fleet Nasrullah. He was retired in 1970, to Mira Loma Thoroughbred Farm where he stood until 1984. In 1985, he relocated to Clear View Farms in Apple Valley. The popular stallion was pensioned in 1988, and died of a stroke in 1994. Don B.’s foals earned more than $13.7 million, with 81 percent starters from foals and more than 24 starts per runner. He sired 35 stakes winners, including such graded stakes winners as B. Thoughtful, O Big Al, Battery E. and Parsley. He had three California Champions in B. Thoughtful, Capt. Don and Don’s Music. This son of Fleet Nasrullah’s contribution towards carrying on the traditions of excellence, played an important role in California racing and breeding. Don B.’s final totals were 24-10-7-1 with earnings of $225,900.

Don B.—$66,675 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes—December 30, 1967

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Tales For The Holidays Equine Gift Guide by RUDI GROOTHEDDE A number of new publications that would make ideal holiday gifts for the Thoroughbred horse racing and breeding enthusiast this year, are featured below. At The Gate, In The Stretch or The Finish Line by Rod MCall & Price Hall – $29.95 (trilogy)/$12.95 (each) Ballads of the Turf and Other Doggerels by Bill Galvin - $17.95 Breeder’s Guide to Mare, Foal & Stallion Care by Christine M. Schweizer, Christina S. Cable & E. L. Squires - $19.95 Del Mar at 75: Where the Turf Meets the Surf by Jay Privman & Barry Myers - $51.40 Equine Regulatory Law by Robert L. Heleringer - $89.95 Her Last Race by Ken Schaumburg - $18.95 Kentucky Derby Dreams: The Making of Thoroughbred Champions by Susan Nusser - $25.99 Noor: A Champion Thoroughbred’s Unlikely Journey from California to Kentucky by Milton C. Toby - $19.99 Six Weekes in Saratoga: How ThreeYear-Old Filly Rachel Alexandra Beat the Boys and Became Horse of the Year by Brendan O’Meara - $24.95 The American Racing Manual 2012 by Daily Racing Form - $60.00 The Garrett Gomez Story: A Jockey’s Journey Through Addiction & Salvation by Rudolph Valier Alvarado & Garrett Keith Gomez - $28.47 The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America’s Premier Sporting Event by James C. Nicholson - $24.95 The Spa: Saratoga’s Legendary Racecourse by Paul Roberts & Isabelle Taylor - $26.00

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Hoof Abscesses Horse Care by HEATHER SMITH THOMAS Your horse is suddenly lame, with heat and swelling above the hoof. One possible cause is an abscess. Scott Morrison, DVM, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, says most hoof abscesses start as either an ascending infection that’s worked its way up from the white line or bars or from a direct puncture wound. Causes Bacteria may gain access to the foot via many routes. The white line between sole and hoof wall, or the junction between bar and sole may be compromised, especially in wet weather, enabling bacteria to enter. “This is one of the most common causes of an ascending infection, up through the white line. This is what horsemen often call gravel (an infection that probably starts at the white line and travels upward, breaking out at the coronary band or at the heel). Another common cause is puncture wounds. These can be anywhere in the foot,” he says. “Weak feet with flares or dishes are more likely to develop abscesses because the tissues are stretched in those areas.” There’s less structural integrity to the white line. Openings at the ground surface invite bacteria. Thin, weak soles that are easily bruised may also lead to abscesses. “The sole is soft and spongy. A bruise may readily become an abscess if there’s a serum pocket. This creates a perfect environment for bacteria to flourish,” says Morrison. Cracks in the hoof wall may lead to an abscess, if they go clear through the wall. “Any time the hoof barrier is breached by any kind of crack, flare, dish, or defects in the white line, bacteria can enter,” he explains. “One thing that’s risky is trying to fix toe cracks by filling them with glue. This is really dangerous because you never get the crack perfectly clean and may seal in bacteria.

An overnight soaking boot made by using an IV bag to contain the soaking fluid and protected by duct tape around the bottom of it.

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It’s a perfect environment for them to multiply. Any time we do a hoof wall repair or crack repair, it’s very important to pack off the bed of the crack with cotton and antiseptic, so we don’t have to glue directly onto the bed of the crack. Those will almost always abscess if you don’t create a barrier between the glue and the crack.” Horses with laminitis are prone to abscesses because their white line is more stretched than normal. “It’s not a nice, tight junction between sole and wall. It’s pulled apart and has little spaces where bacteria can enter and work their way up. Seedy toe or separations at the ground surface of the hoof wall can often lead to infection, as well.” In Kentucky, one problem he sees a lot in winter when ground is frozen is cracked soles and bars. “The foot is generally fairly soft because the ground may be wet with mud or snow. The soft foot may hit some uneven frozen mud or ice—and crack the sole or bar. Subsolar infections may develop, secondary to the crack in the bar or sole. These infections generally respond well to protecting the sole. We usually just shoe with a treatment plate (to give access to the bottom of the foot for medication) to protect the foot, and the horse generally goes sound fairly quickly,” says Morrison. Getting the sole up off the ground and protecting it, after initial poultice treatment, will help it heal. “Wet weather is one of the most common predisposing factors. The foot acts like a sponge and gets soft, and the white line is stretched—making it easy for bacteria to work their way up it.” Thrush can also lead to an abscess if neglected. “Bad cases of thrush may get deep—into the digital cushion or close to the deep digital flexor tendon sheath. I’ve seen some horses slough off the entire frog after a bad case of thrush,” says Morrison. Clinical Signs “The most obvious sign of an abscess is severe lameness in one foot. It may come on slowly or suddenly. It probably depends on the number of bacteria that gained entry. If it was a fairly number that multiplies rapidly, this may create a lot of inflammation and pressure, much faster than if it were just a few bacteria that take more time to multiply to that level,” says Morrison. “There is heat and swelling, and when you examine the foot there’s usually a sharp response to a hoof tester when that area is pressed. If the abscess is not opened up to drain, a few days later the infection may migrate to the heel bulb or coronary band—and then you’ll see a pain response at the hair line or heel bulb when pressed,” he says. Once the infection erupts out through that soft tissue the pain level decreases.

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Superficial Or Deep “I classify hoof abscesses as either superficial or deep. The superficial ones are just under the wall or just under the sole. Most are a combination, but sub-solar abscesses tend make their way to the heel bulb and blow out there. The ones under the wall tend to make their way to the coronary band to erupt. They follow the line of least resistance and stay in that area until they can erupt,” he says. “Occasionally, an infection does not stay in that layer between the dermis and epidermis (between the sensitive sole and the sole, or the laminae of the hoof wall) and works its way into deeper tissues. This may result in an infection of the coffin bone or some other vital structure of the foot such as the navicular bursa or coffin joint. This can be more serious,” says Morrison. Thus it is important to have your vet or farrier examine the horse if you suspect an abscess. When horse owners hear the term superficial, it sounds benign, but some of these infections can become life-threatening. “I’ve seen horses with severe infections under the wall at the toe— where it’s damaged a lot of the lamilar attachments—and those horses will actually founder, secondary to the infection under the hoof wall. I’ve had some horses slough off 50 percent of their hoof, from separation due to massive sub-solar and under-the-wall infections,” he says. Diagnosis The veterinarian or farrier will clean the foot and exam it, using a hoof tester. “Usually you’ll see a defect in the white line or a black spot indicating a tract that penetrates it. We usually just follow that defect or tract until we find the abscess. Once the abscess is opened up to drain, the horse should show continuous improvement each day. If the lameness doesn’t start to get better, I get worried that maybe the hole we made was too small and maybe the tract closed up and the abscess is building up pressure again—or maybe some deeper structures are involved.” If Morrison is called out to look at the horse again after he’s opened an abscess, and the horse is still lame, he often takes radiographs. “I want to make sure the coffin bone looks healthy and none of the deeper structures are involved. With some infections the tract may be quite deep. It may go into the central region of the foot, toward the navicular bone or bursa, or coffin joint,” he says. “In those cases sometimes we’ll put a small catheter into the hole, feed it into the puncture site and squirt in some contrast material (a liquid containing iodine) and take radiographs. This is called a fistulagram and tells us which structures are involved. With complicated cases that don’t get better, this can be a useful tool. MRI is a more expensive diagnostic, which is good at showing which structure is affected,” he says “If an abscess lingers on for a week with no improvement, I start getting nervous. Some feet have very thin soles and thin walls, and it doesn’t take much infection sitting there to gain access to the bone and inner structures. BacContinued on next page

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Horse Care Cont’d. teria may be just a millimeter or two away from the bones. An infection can become quite complicated if a simple abscess goes too long and gets into the deep structures; the horse may need surgery. If the coffin bone is involved, this typically requires surgery to debride the bone. The prognosis is good— it just requires several months of lay-up for the horse,” he says. It pays to know what’s going on in the foot, early on. It’s also important in the early stages to determine whether the lameness is due to an abscess or some other condition like a fracture or a bad bruise. “Usually when the horse is that lame you’ll be putting him in a stall where he doesn’t have to move around. An abscess generally gets worse with time. An injury, by contrast, usually gets better with time and rest,” says Morrison. “If you are not sure what’s going on, radiographs and an examination by a veterinarian is recommended, to rule out

Medical-grade maggots.

other causes of lameness. You want to make sure it’s the foot, and also that it’s not a fracture in the foot or anywhere else in the leg.” Treatment “The vet or farrier can open the abscess and establish drainage. At that point you want to keep the foot hydrated and soft, so the abscess can continue to drain for at least four or five days. We generally use some kind of soak or poultice. The Animalintex poultice pad works well; you put warm water on it, put it next to the site to help draw out the infection and keep it moist so it can keep draining,” says Morrison. He warns against use of Betadine or any kind of iodine or astringent at first. “You don’t want anything that would dry it and shrink up the tissue or it will close up the hole. You want to keep it open for several days, which can be accomplished by soaking.” Traditional soaking treatment with Epsom salts (for at least 20 minutes daily) can help. “Once the horse is comfortable and no longer lame, then we can start drying it up. That’s when we use things like Betadine and ichthammol to help dry it up,” he says. By then the infection should be gone and the tissue can start healing and closing up. “There are some hoof disinfectants that are helpful once the abscess is opened and drained. One is Clean Trax and another is White Lightning. These both contain chlorine dioxide, a good antiseptic that penetrates the hoof capsule and kills bacteria,” he says. Usually he doesn’t put horses on systemic antibiotics for a typical abscess. An antibiotic in the bloodstream can’t readily get to the site, and won’t be very helpful, and most localized abscesses will heal just fine if allowed to drain. “If deeper structures are involved, the horse may need antibiotics. With a typical abscess, however, antibiotics may delay maturation of the abscess, especially if it has not yet been opened and drained. Antibiotics just make the abscess

Don’t Ignore Health Of The Other Foot “If lameness is severe and has been going on for five days or more, I start worrying about the opposite foot that’s carrying all the weight. It is important to create support for the other foot or it may develop laminitis,” says Morrison. This may be hard to do, however, because the horse doesn’t want you picking up the other foot, not wanting to bear weight on the sore one while you work on the good one. “There are boots you can slip onto the foot fairly quickly, or even when the horse is lying down. Or, when the veterinarian is there, he/she could block the sore foot temporarily so it doesn’t feel pain while it bears weight—while the farrier is working on the other foot to protect it,” he says. A boot to protect the good foot should be something with a soft pad that helps load the sole and frog. “This helps take weight off the laminar interface,” he explains. “With horses who have been lame for more than a week,

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we become more aggressive on protecting the other foot, to try to keep the coffin bone from starting to rotate. We often put a cuff shoe on, that has a wedge on it—to help take tension off the deep digital flexor tendon and keep the bone from rotating,” he says. “When a horse is bearing most of the weight on just one front (or hind) foot, it greatly affects blood perfusion to the toe area. Normally, the horse is always moving around and shifting weight from one foot to the other. This aids blood flow to the foot. If a horse is really lame on one foot, all the weight is being borne on the other foot. This shuts down the perfusion to the toe,” explains Morrison. There’s slightly more risk of damage to the front foot than to a hind, because the fronts typically bear more weight to begin with. “But if a horse has severe lameness in a hind foot, I try to put support on the other hind foot,” he says.

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take longer to come to a head and drain,” he explains. This is one reason it’s wise to have your veterinarian involved in diagnosis and treatment, to make some of these decisions. It always helps to catch an infection early, and treat it appropriately. This can save a lot of time and money. “Sometimes when a veterinarian examines the foot and finds the sore spot and follows the tract—but can’t find the abscess because it’s so deep or so far up the wall we can’t reach it—rather than making a deep hole or a big crater to try to follow it (creating more damage), it’s better to use a really wet, warm poultice overnight. This helps bring it to a head and makes it easier to find, or encourages it to go ahead and blow out through the coronary band or heel bulb so it can drain,” says Morrison. “Some of the tools we use for deeper infections include surgery, lavage, or flushing the coffin joint or navicular bursa. Sometimes we’ll use medical-grade maggots. These work nicely to clean up coffin bone infections or even navicular bursa infections or infection of the collateral cartilages (quittor).” The maggots eat away any dead or infected tissue and don’t harm healthy tissue. “Maggots work on the infection for about a week, and then they can’t eat any more tissue. We often have to put in a new batch of maggots to complete the job, but if the tissue is looking clean and healthy by then we just flush them out and pack the area with an antiseptic,” says Morrison. “What I like about using maggots is they are very non-traumatic. They are also very precise regarding the tissue they remove.” Protecting The Site Depending on how large the hole in the sole is, some horses may need a shoe and pad to protect it until it grows out. Often the limiting factor regarding how soon the horse can go back to work again is the hole in the sole. The abscess has healed, but it may take several months for the sole to fill in enough that the horse won’t become tender or injure the area if he steps on a rock. Thus you need to protect that vulnerable area if you want to ride the horse again. “When draining an abscess, you want to make the hole small enough that you don’t need a long period of healing, yet large enough that it won’t close up too quickly, before the infection is completely out of the foot,” explains Morrison. After the infection is gone, the

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hole in the sole can be protected by a bandage or foot wrap, or a hoof boot to keep dirt out of the hole. “Any hole in the sole will need protection for as long as it is still pliable and vulnerable to pressure—until it becomes firm (like the rest of the sole) when you press on it with your thumb,” he says. If you want to ride/train the horse, you might need a special shoe. This is probably the most practical solution, so the horse won’t hit that soft spot on a rock. “You can often use a wide-web shoe that covers the hole, or use a shoe and a pad. Boots are an option, but you have to change them and make sure they are not rubbing on the ankles and making them sore, or make sure they don’t fall off when the horse is turned out.” Boots and foot wraps/bandages are labor intensive, and not adequate if you want to ride the horse.

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The All-Time Leading California-Bred Money Winners

California-Bred Money Winners

CUMULATIVE RACING RECORDS THROUGH 11/25/12 OF THE ALL-TIME MONEY-WINNING CALIFORNIA-BRED THOROUGHBREDS. A DAGGER (†) INDICATES A FILLY AND BOLD INDICATES THE RUNNER IS STILL ACTIVE. STATISTICS ARE COURTESY OF THE JOCKEY CLUB INFORMATION SYSTEM INC. (TJCIS)

Horse (Year Foaled) 1. Tiznow (1997) 2. Best Pal (1988) 3. Lava Man (2001) 4. Snow Chief (1983) 5. Bertrando (1989) 6. Free House (1994) 7. General Challenge (1996) 8. Budroyale (1993) 9. Thor’s Echo (2002) 10. Nostalgia’s Star (1982) 11. Acclamation (2006) 12. Amazombie (2006) 13. Native Desert (1993) 14. Flying Continental (1986) 15. Big Jag (1993) 16. Grey Memo (1997) 17. Proud Tower Too (2002) 18. Bold Chieftain (2003) 19. Brother Derek (2003) 20. The Usual Q. T. (2006) 21. McCann’s Mojave (2000) 22. Dancing in Silks (2005) 23. Super Diamond (1980) 24. Men’s Exclusive (1993) 25. Moscow Burning (2000)† 26. Continental Red (1996) 27. Fran’s Valentine (1982)† 28. Brown Bess (1982)† 29. Idiot Proof (2004) 30. California Flag (2004) 31. Unusual Suspect (2004) 32. Silveyville (1978) 33. Full Moon Madness (1995) 34. Gourmet Girl (1995)† 35. Cavonnier (1993) 36. Ancient Title (1970) 37. Nashoba’s Key (2003)† 38. Juno Pentagon (1993) 39. Texcess (2002) 40. Evening Jewel (2007)† 41. Dream of Summer (1999)† 42. King Glorious (1986) 43. Cacoethes (1986) 44. Luthier Fever (1991) 45. Lazy Sluzan (1995)† 46. Valentine Dancer (2000)† 47. Richter Scale (1994) 48. Somethinaboutlaura (2002)† 49. Flying Paster (1976) 50. Sky Jack (1996)

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Starts 15 47 47 24 24 22 21 52 28 59 30 29 74 51 30 54 22 47 17 23 35 25 37 48 33 74 34 36 17 27 70 56 71 33 23 57 10 33 22 19 20 9 14 25 47 29 25 34 27 18

1st

2nd

3rd

8 18 17 13 9 9 9 17 5 9 9 12 21 12 13 8 7 18 6 8 12 7 16 11 11 8 13 16 5 11 9 19 19 9 8 24 8 4 4 7 10 8 4 6 12 8 12 18 13 10

4 11 8 3 6 5 3 12 4 17 2 5 13 15 5 4 5 14 2 6 4 2 5 16 8 15 4 8 5 0 8 11 18 7 3 11 1 6 5 6 4 1 3 5 7 7 2 5 7 2

2 4 5 5 2 3 1 2 6 13 6 6 17 10 3 10 1 4 3 5 0 4 5 4 4 16 5 6 2 2 7 8 15 10 2 9 0 2 3 2 3 0 3 6 10 5 0 4 2 2

Earnings $6,427,830 $5,668,245 $5,268,706 $3,383,210 $3,185,610 $3,178,971 $2,877,178 $2,840,810 $2,461,490 $2,154,827 $1,958,048 $1,920,378 $1,828,177 $1,815,938 $1,800,329 $1,736,683 $1,735,572 $1,683,181 $1,611,138 $1,531,240 $1,513,565 $1,500,401 $1,469,233 $1,451,126 $1,417,800 $1,383,788 $1,375,465 $1,300,920 $1,294,484 $1,288,825 $1,285,454 $1,282,880 $1,256,098 $1,255,373 $1,254,165 $1,252,791 $1,252,090 $1,239,897 $1,235,335 $1,221,399 $1,191,150 $1,175,650 $1,169,064 $1,160,852 $1,150,410 $1,144,126 $1,139,958 $1,129,365 $1,127,460 $1,115,127

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Dark Bay or Brown Horse; Feb. 19, 2002 Mr. Prospector, 70 b Gulch, 84 b Jameela, 76 dk b

BONNRITA Foaled in Kentucky

Deputy Minister, 79, dk b Icanseeyounow, 96, dk b Real Jenny, 80 dk b

Raise a Native, 61 ch Gold Digger, 62 b Rambunctious, 60 b Asbury Mary, 69 b Vice Regent, 67 ch Mint Copy, 70 dk b Valid Appeal, 72 b Child Bride, 71 dk b

By GULCH (1984), champion sprinter in U.S., Stakes winner of $3,095,521, 1st Breeders’ Cup Sprint (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 November 4, 2012

Leading Sires in California

Leading Sires by Number of Races Won

Leading Sires by Money Won Rank Sire Runners 1. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . 112 2. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 3. Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 4. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 5. Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 6. Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . .107 7. Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 8. Southern Image . . . . . . . . . 91 9. In Excess (Ire)† . . . . . . . . . 109 10. Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . 100 11. Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 12. Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . 93 13. Redattore (Brz)• . . . . . . . . . . 76 14. Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 15. Awesome Gambler . . . . . . 38 16. Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . 56 17. Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 18. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 19. Olmodavor• . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 20. Popular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 21. Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 22. Formal Gold• . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 23. High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 24. Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 25. Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 26. Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . 90 27. Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 28. Cee's Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 29. Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 30. Siberian Summer* . . . . . . . . 44 31. Perfect Mandate* . . . . . . . . . 49 32. Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 33. Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 34. Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 35. Freespool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 36. Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 37. Rocky Bar# . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 38. Ten Most Wanted . . . . . . . . .43 39 Silic (Fr) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 40. Momentum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 41. Muqtarib† . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 42. Comic Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 43. Capsized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 44. Sought After . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 45. Our New Recruit* . . . . . . . . 25 46. Crafty C. T.• . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 47. Stormy Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 48. Memo (Chi)• . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 49. Flame Thrower . . . . . . . . . . 42 50. Tannersmyman . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Starts 617 810 832 773 807 694 597 570 575 572 466 498 405 498 210 289 459 230 432 220 186 452 397 227 358 501 304 301 242 276 253 100 43 117 403 211 234 304 132 315 106 164 182 120 140 107 220 149 197 226

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Races Won 99 133 122 152 119 116 79 78 77 89 93 59 49 60 18 40 61 39 68 44 31 60 54 29 49 68 46 48 29 37 44 19 13 14 48 35 47 27 17 33 17 26 26 18 21 15 27 30 22 23

Earnings $4,293,545 3,370,346 2,786,354 2,344,352 1,981,767 1,915,255 1,877,384 1,752,419 1,519,361 1,448,723 1,429,501 1,417,524 1,291,501 1,164,854 1,134,554 1,075,976 939,829 937,909 915,545 857,496 849,862 829,714 757,833 730,743 714,668 695,973 666,317 633,293 615,013 602,444 566,372 536,899 513,076 476,713 474,444 473,120 460,996 459,202 457,294 446,082 434,374 402,603 354,451 343,224 323,818 308,079 308,032 305,853 303,753 274,598

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

Runners

Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . .122 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . .155 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . .126 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . .107 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . .112 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . .100 Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . .119 Southern Image . . . . . . . 91 In Excess (Ire)† . . . . . . . .109 Olmodavor• . . . . . . . . . . .68 Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . 90 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . 76 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Formal Gold• . . . . . . . . . 67 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . 93 High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Redattore (Brz)• . . . . . . . 76 Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Starts

Races Won

773 810 832 807 694 617 466 572 597 570 575 432 501 459 498 452 498 397 405 358

152 133 122 119 116 99 93 89 79 78 77 68 68 61 60 60 59 54 49 49

Earnings $2,344,352 3,370,346 2,786,354 1,981,767 1,915,255 4,293,545 1,429,501 1,448,723 1,877,384 1,752,419 1,519,361 915,545 695,973 939,829 1,164,854 829,714 1,417,524 757,833 1,291,501 714,668

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

Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . 112 Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . 38 Popular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Muqtarib† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . .155 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 Silic (Fr) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Southern Image . . . . . . . . . 91 Crafty C. T.• . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . .122 Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . 107 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Redattore (Brz)• . . . . . . . . . 76

Races Won 13 99 18 44 19 31 39 17 133 122 17 78 15 152 40 14 116 93 46 49

Average Earnings/ Earnings Runner $513,076 4,293,545 1,134,554 857,496 536,899 849,862 937,909 434,374 3,370,346 2,786,354 457,294 1,752,419 308,079 2,344,352 1,075,976 476,713 1,915,255 1,429,501 666,317 1,291,501

$51,308 38,335 29,857 28,583 28,258 27,415 24,049 22,862 21,744 21,109 19,882 19,257 19,255 19,216 19,214 18,335 17,900 17,648 17,085 16,993

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Leading Sires by Turf Earnings

Leading Sires by Number of Winners

(Minimum 100 Starts Lifetime)

Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10. 11. 12. 13. 15. 16.

19. 20.

Tribal Rule ........................ 155 Benchmark....................... 122 Kafwain .............................132 Old Topper ....................... 126 Ministers Wild Cat............ 107 Bertrando† ....................... 119 Unusual Heat ....................112 In Excess (Ire)†..................109 Swiss Yodeler....................100 Marino Marini ..................... 93 Southern Image...................91 Stormin Fever.................... 76 Salt Lake* .......................... 81 Decarchy ........................... 98 Olmodavor•....................... 68 Formal Gold•...................... 67 High Brite* .......................... 62 Sea of Secrets................... 90 Redattore (Brz)• ..................76 Terrell................................. 55

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

85 77 70 66 60 52 51 49 49 45 44 40 39 39 38 35 35 35 31 30

133 152 122 119 116 79 99 77 89 59 78 61 93 60 68 60 54 68 49 49

Earnings $3,370,346 2,344,352 2,786,354 1,981,767 1,915,255 1,877,384 4,293,545 1,519,361 1,448,723 1,417,524 1,752,419 939,829 1,429,501 1,164,854 915,545 829,714 757,833 695,973 1,291,501 714,668

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 ............ 82 Tribal Rule ................. 46 Redattore (Brz)• ........ 32 In Excess (Ire)†.......... 34 Kafwain ..................... 37 Good Journey ........... 33 Vronsky .......................16 Popular .......................10 Benchmark............... 35 Bertrando†................ 49 Decarchy.................... 38 Muqtarib† .................. 6 Marino Marini ............ 24 Old Topper ................ 31 Ministers Wild Cat.... 29 Formal Gold• ............. 18 Olmodavor• ............. 26 Southern Image ........ 28 Suances (GB) ............. 12 Siberian Summer* ..... 16

285 96 92 101 74 105 60 29 85 92 99 17 51 57 57 49 72 74 36 59

28 9 10 8 8 10 5 5 8 11 4 2 6 7 3 3 8 4 3 6

47 15 13 11 10 13 7 9 12 11 6 4 7 8 6 6 11 4 4 10

Earnings $2,643,401 663,349 658,070 591,547 486,268 483,882 475,950 445,564 415,658 389,680 371,895 288,350 285,467 264,066 250,945 248,203 246,621 233,852 216,616 209,858

Leading Sires by Median Earnings Per Runner

Leading Sires by Average Earnings Per Start

(Minimum 10 Runners)

(Minimum 50 Starts)

Runners

Cyclotron ......................... 10 Suances (GB)................... 26 Unusual Heat ................. 112 Southern Image ............... 91 Onebadshark ................... 14 Lucky Pulpit .................... 39 Rocky Bar# ...................... 34 Popular ............................ 30 Good Journey.................. 56 Crafty C. T.• .................... 16 Terrell ............................... 55 Benchmark .................... 122 One Man Army..................13 Takin It Deep• .................. 16 Tribal Rule .......................155 Jet West*...........................10 Illinois Storm*.................. 10 Cindago*.......................... 19 Expressionist .................. 13 Affirmative†..................... 16

Races Won 13 14 99 78 16 39 47 44 40 15 49 152 10 14 133 10 8 19 19 9

Median Earnings/ Earnings Runner $513,076 476,713 4,293,545 1,752,419 225,324 937,909 460,996 857,496 1,075,976 308,079 714,668 2,344,352 191,495 163,374 3,370,346 142,415 122,847 536,899 179,474 262,136

$38,225 15,230 14,159 12,460 12,307 11,188 10,919 10,680 10,638 10,355 10,270 10,115 9,798 9,761 9,600 9,462 9,306 9,250 9,200 9,140

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

Runners

Unusual Heat ............... 112 Awesome Gambler.......... 38 Cindago* ....................... 19 Vronsky .......................... 31 Tribal Rule ..................... 155 Muqtarib†...................... 19 Lucky Pulpit ................... 39 Suances (GB) ................. 26 Popular........................... 30 Good Journey ................ 56 Silic (Fr) .......................... 23 Kafwain ........................ 132 Tizbud ............................ 48 Redattore (Brz)• .............. 76 Bertrando† .................... 119 Southern Image .............. 91 Salt Lake* ...................... 81 Benchmark................... 122 Crafty C. T.• .................... 16 Sought After................... 21

Starts

Earnings

Average Earnings/ Start

617 210 100 186 810 106 230 117 220 289 132 832 227 405 597 570 466 773 107 120

$4,293,545 1,134,554 536,899 849,862 3,370,346 434,374 937,909 476,713 857,496 1,075,976 457,294 2,786,354 730,743 1,291,501 1,877,384 1,752,419 1,429,501 2,344,352 308,079 343,224

$6,959 5,403 5,369 4,569 4,161 4,098 4,078 4,074 3,898 3,723 3,464 3,349 3,219 3,189 3,145 3,074 3,068 3,033 2,879 2,860

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

Available Statistics Through November 4, 2012

Crops of Average Foals of Racing Crop Racing Age Size Age

Runners

Winners

2-Y-O Winners

Stakes Winners

Graded Stakes Winners

Progeny Earnings

Average Earnings Index

Comparable Index

1. Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev 12 48 571 409-72% 289-51% 35-6% 37-6% 10-2% $36,206,260 2.17 1.25 2. Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit 3 22 67 41-61% 32-48% 16-24% 3-4% 0-0% $2,094,171 1.76 1.21 3. Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig 5 16 78 39-50% 24-31% 3-4% 3-4% 1-1% $2,225,216 1.72 0.94 4. Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado's Quest 2 39 78 41-53% 16-21% 10-13% 1-1% 1-1% $1,422,416 1.69 0.75 5. Cee's Tizzy†, 1987, by Relaunch 20 36 729 512-70% 372-51% 59-8% 39-5% 9-1% 36,659,007 1.66 1.16 6. In Excess (Ire)†, 1987, by Siberian Express 17 57 970 713-74% 524-54% 116-12% 63-6% 11-1% $43,669,772 1.64 1.42 7. Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev 7 56 390 166-43% 89-23% 11-3% 5-1% 3-1% $6,520,350 1.48 1.05 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo's Image 4 89 357 159-45% 108-30% 32-9% 6-2% 2-1% $6,282,724 1.47 1.40 9. Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat 7 65 454 281-62% 192-42% 81-18% 26-6% 2-0% $14,294,419 1.44 1.20 10. Salt Lake*, 1989, by Deputy Minister 17 73 1,247 1,033-83% 825-66% 245-20% 75-6% 25-2% $60,991,708 1.42 1.41 11. One Man Army, 1994, by Roman Diplomat 7 9 63 45-71% 29-46% 2-3% 4-6% 1-2% $2,518,440 1.41 0.99 12. Bertrando†, 1989, by Skywalker 16 63 1,011 758-75% 519-51% 121-12% 56-6% 12-1% $42,819,069 1.37 1.55 13. Memo (Chi)•, 1987, by Mocito Guapo (Arg) 15 35 525 338-64% 243-46% 44-8% 28-5% 9-2% $18,054,924 1.31 1.12 14. Birdonthewire, 1989, by Proud Birdie 15 17 255 186-73% 131-51% 37-15% 10-4% 1-0% $11,731,010 1.30 1.38 15. Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar 11 59 654 486-74% 366-56% 97-15% 33-5% 8-1% $26,694,143 1.25 1.16 16. Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat 10 63 626 467-75% 337-54% 108-17% 30-5% 12-2% $26,177,454 1.22 1.42 17. Rocky Bar#, 1998, by In Excess (Ire) 5 16 81 47-58% 41-51% 16-20% 10-12% 1-1% $2,352,910 1.20 0.77 18. Beau Genius†, 1985, by Bold Ruckus 19 39 749 612-82% 462-62% 138-18% 39-5% 5-1% $34,685,446 1.18 1.15 19. Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run 6 68 408 311-76% 214-52% 75-18% 18-4% 4-1% $12,820,952 1.14 1.29 20. Affirmative, 1999, by Unbridled 5 13 67 25-37% 15-22% 4-6% 1-1% 0-0% $884,502 1.13 0.81 Formal Gold•, 1993, by Black Tie Affair (Ire) 11 43 471 373-79% 292-62% 77-16% 19-4% 5-1% $18,873,676 1.13 1.35 22. Olympio*, 1988, by Naskra 17 30 511 393-77% 289-57% 60-12% 30-6% 4-1% $18,900,040 1.11 1.30 23. Robannier, 1991, by Batonnier 13 8 100 68-68% 39-39% 8-8% 3-3% 0-0% $2,949,596 1.10 1.06 24. Atticus, 1992, by Nureyev 12 36 435 320-74% 191-44% 39-9% 14-3% 5-1% $13,216,528 1.07 1.48 25. Snow Chief*, 1983, by Reflected Glory 21 13 271 182-67% 111-41% 27-10% 9-3% 1-0% $5,657,633 1.06 1.30 26. Kelly Kip, 1994, by Kipper Kelly 9 12 108 87-81% 73-68% 16-15% 2-2% 1-1% $4,351,311 1.05 1.01 27. High Brite*, 1984, by Best Turn 21 44 924 720-78% 584-63% 145-16% 46-5% 9-1% $35,808,046 1.04 1.18 Siberian Summer*, 1989, by Siberian Express 11 35 382 290-76% 205-54% 26-7% 14-4% 4-1% $12,472,910 1.04 0.89 Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo 11 62 677 519-77% 365-54% 153-23% 27-4% 2-0% $24,372,908 1.04 1.10 30. Redattore (Brz)•, 1995, by Roi Normand 6 84 503 370-74% 223-44% 52-10% 18-4% 13-3% $7,145,534 1.00 1.20 Silic (Fr), 1995, by Sillery 8 19 151 110-73% 71-47% 11-7% 2-1% 1-1% $7,045,054 1.00 0.93 32. Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View 6 45 268 177-66% 114-43% 33-12% 7-3% 1-0% $6,502,215 0.99 1.00 Tizbud, 1999, by Cee's Tizzy 5 27 136 67-49% 32-24% 6-4% 4-3% 0-0% $1,816,405 0.99 0.92 34. Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat 5 48 242 151-62% 108-45% 30-12% 5-2% 0-0% $5,341,632 0.97 1.02 35. Lake George, 1992, by Vice Regent 13 12 160 102-64% 60-38% 10-6% 5-3% 1-1% $4,178,106 0.96 1.03 Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time 9 53 480 380-79% 286-60% 105-22% 20-4% 0-0% $15,511,493 0.96 0.87 Suances (GB), 1997, by Most Welcome (GB) 5 17 87 43-49% 26-30% 4-5%. 1-1% 0-0% $1,368,427 0.96 1.18 38. Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 4 55 220 150-68% 93-42% 28-13% 11-5% 0-0% $4,591,404 0.95 1.01 Perfect Mandate*, 1996, by Gone West 9 33 296 163-55% 101-34% 18-6% 11-4% 0-0% $5,972,979 0.95 1.26 40. Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat 10 43 433 351-81% 255-59% 75-17% 20-5% 2-0% $17,019,953 0.94 1.09 41. Poteen†, 1994, by Irish River (FR) 7 11 74 51-69% 37-50% 5-7% 3-4% 0-0% $1,999,498 0.91 0.82 Olmodavor•, 1999, by A.P. Indy 5 42 212 143-67% 98-46% 31-15% 8-4% 1-0% $4,329,193 0.90 1.35 Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West 11 25 279 186-67% 138-49% 45-16% 13-5% 0-0% $7,432,160 0.90 0.85 44. Crafty C. T.•, 1998, by Crafty Prospector 5 18 89 49-55% 37-42% 9-10% 1-1% 0-0% $2,211,937 0.89 0.95 45. Epic Honor, 1996, by Honor Grades 8 9 70 49-70% 38-54% 6-9% 1-1% 0-0% $2,204,049 0.87 0.73 Iron Cat, 1995, by Storm Cat 11 13 138 104-75% 84-61% 8-6% 6-4% 0-0% $3,506,036 0.87 0.99 47. Latin American†, 1988, by Riverman 15 21 309 207-67% 134-43% 28-9% 6-2% 2-1% $6,570,901 0.86 1.10 48. Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig 13 32 419 300-72% 238-57% 55-13% 23-5% 2-0% $12,379,047 0.85 0.81 Michael's Flyer†, 1986, by Flying Paster 17 6 107 53-50% 30-28% 5-5% 3-3% 0-0% $1,946,432 0.85 0.59 Sought After, 2000, by Seeking the Gold 7 11 76 44-58% 31-41% 11-14% 1-1% 0-0% $1,310,896 0.85 0.89 Thisnearlywasmine, 1994, by Capote 8 8 67 41-61% 26-39% 5-7% 0-0% 0-0% $1,362,568 0.85 0.73 52. What a Spell, by What Luck 10 a minimum9of 50 foals89of racing age, 65-73% 9-10% 1-1%(AEI) The0-0% $2,030,242 0.84 are compiled 0.92 by These statistics are1988, for active California-based sires with ranked here42-47% by lifetime Average Earnings Index statistics contained in these rankings 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 (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.

Runners

Starts

Races Won

75 50 42 67 53 51 19 48 66 21 35 37 22 25 28 37 9 7 40 11

17 11 8 5 5 5 4 7 6 1 4 3 4 4 2 7 1 1 4 1

Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . .18 Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . 23 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . . 14 Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Council Member . . . . . . . 11 Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Rio Verde† . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Olmodavor• . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Redattore (Brz)• . . . . . . . . . 2 Nineeleven† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Tannersmyman . . . . . . . . . . .11 Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Earnings $711,727 554,360 458,712 338,229 246,307 239,438 224,419 209,963 134,140 132,669 121,640 102,864 102,252 101,748 96,471 94,497 85,110 74,650 73,356 72,440

TRIBAL RULE (BALLENA VISTA FARM) Leading Two-Year-Old Sire in California by Money Won and Number of Winners through November 4, 2012.

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

Leading Sires Of Two-Year-Olds by Average Earnings Per Runner (Minimum 5 Runners)

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

Runners

Swiss Yodeler .................. 15 Cindago*............................ 8 Unusual Heat ....................17 Tribal Rule..........................28 Salt Lake* .......................... 6 Awesome Gambler .......... 18 Ministers Wild Cat ............ 14 Atticus ................................ 5 Kafwain ............................ 15 Affirmative† ........................ 5 Stormin Fever .................... 8 Marino Marini...................... 9 Council Member ............ 11 Heatseeker (Ire) ............ 23 Peppered Cat .................. 5 Bertrando†........................ 10 Singletary............................ 5 Rio Verde† ........................ 10 Lucky Pulpit ...................... 5 Good Journey .................... 5

Races Won Earnings 11 4 8 17 1 5 5 1 7 3 4 4 4 5 1 3 5 2 3 1

$554,360 224,419 458,712 711,727 132,669 338,229 239,438 72,440 209,963 67,310 101,748 102,252 121,640 246,307 53,304 102,864 50,900 96,471 47,973 47,528

Average Earnings/ Runner $36,957 28,052 26,983 25,419 22,112 18,791 17,103 14,488 13,998 13,462 12,719 11,361 11,058 10,709 10,661 10,286 10,180 9,647 9,595 9,506

Rank Sire

Runners

1. Tribal Rule ........................ 28 2. Swiss Yodeler .................. 15 Kafwain ............................ 15 Benchmark ......................16 Olmodavor• ......................12 6. Unusual Heat .................. 17 Awesome Gambler .......... 18 8. Heatseeker (Ire) ............ 23 Marino Marini .................... 9 Stormin Fever .................... 8 McCann's Mojave ........ 10 12. Council Member ............ 11 Bertrando†...................... 10 Tannersmyman ................ 11 Southern Image ................ 9 Globalize ............................ 4 Old Topper ........................ 8 Singletary ........................ 5 Lucky Pulpit .................... 5 Our New Recruit* .............. 5 Don'tsellmeshort.............. 6

Winners 14 6 6 6 6 5 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Races Won

Earnings

17 11 7 6 7 8 5 5 4 4 7 4 3 4 3 6 3 5 3 5 3

$711,727 554,360 209,963 134,140 94,497 458,712 338,229 246,307 102,252 101,748 68,223 121,640 102,864 73,356 72,274 69,552 62,911 50,900 47,973 31,137 24,987

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

2012 AND 2013 REGIONAL RACE MEETINGS Golden Gate Fields, Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 18-Dec. 16, 2012 Hollywood Park, Inglewood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov. 8-Dec. 16, 2012 Santa Anita Park, Arcadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec. 26, 2012-April 21, 2013 Golden Gate Fields, Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec. 26, 2012-June 16, 2013 Hollywood Park, Inglewood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .April 24-July 14, 2013 Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 19-July 7, 2013 California State Fair (Cal Expo), Sacramento . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 10-21, 2013 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 17-Sept. 4, 2013 Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 24-Aug. 11, 2013 Humboldt County Fair, Ferndale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 14-25, 2013 Golden Gate Fields, Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 14-Sept. 15, 2013 Fairplex Park, Pomona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 5-22, 2013 San Joaquin County Fair, Stockton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 18-29, 2013 Santa Anita Park, Arcadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 25-Nov. 3, 2013 Fresno County Fair, Fresno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 2-13, 2013 Golden Gate Fields, Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 16-Dec. 22, 2013

DECEMBER 2012 AND JANUARY 2013 REGIONAL STAKES RACES Date

Track

Stakes (Grade)

Conditions

Distance

Added Value

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BHP GG BHP BHP BHP GG BHP BHP BHP GG BHP SA SA SA SA SA

Native Diver Handicap (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$250,000 Golden Gate Debutante Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Vernon O. Underwood Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Hollywood Starlet Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500,000 Bayakoa Handicap (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 Gold Rush Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000 Soviet Problem Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 CashCall Futurity (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .750,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/2 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 Oakland Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 King Glorious Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 Malibu Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300,000 La Brea Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 Daytona Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000

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San Pasqual Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o-& up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 Sham Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Monrovia Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 San Fernando Stakes (Grade II) . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 California Derby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 San Gabriel Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o-& up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 M (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 Palos Verdes Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o-& up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 La Canรกda Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (Grade II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000

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Santa Monica Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000

Sunshine Milliions XI – Saturday, January 26, 2013 – $800,000 in Purse Money for Runners Bred or Sired in California Jan. 26 Jan. 26 Jan. 26 Jan. 26

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California Breeders’ Champion Stakes . . . .3-y-o, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300,000 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes . . . .3-y-o f., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300,000 Crystal Water Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m/ (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Valentine Dancer Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000

2012 & 2013 REGIONAL SALE DATES January 22, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts January Mixed Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Early entries closed November 2, entries closed November 9 & supplemental entries close January 7, 2013) March 4, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training: Training preview on March 1, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Nominations closed October 19) May 13, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts May Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training: Training preview on May 10, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries close March 27, 2013) July 21, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts Paddock Sale at Del Mar, Presented by Sentient Jet, of “Race Ready” Horses of Racing Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries close June 4, 2013) August 13, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .CTBA Sales Northern California Yearling & Horses of Racing Age Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries close Monday, June 3, 2013) October 8, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .October Yearling Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Nominations close April 19, 2013)

California-Bred/California-Sired Stakes Races December 2012 to April 2013

It Pays To Be Cal-Bred

BETFAIR HOLLYWOOD PARK Sunday, December 9 $200,000 Soviet Problem Stakes Two-Year-Old Fillies 7 Furlongs

Sunday, December 16

SANTA ANITA PARK

Sunshine Millions XI Saturday, January 26 $300,000 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes Three-Year-Old 1 Mile $300,000 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes Three-Year-Old Fillies 1 Mile $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes Four-Year-Old & Up 1 1/8 Mile (Turf) $100,000 Valentine Dancer Stakes Four-Year-Old & Up, Fillies & Mares 1 Mile (Turf)

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$200,000 King Glorious Stakes Two-Year-Old 7 Furlongs

Sunday, February 24 $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes Four-Year-Old & Up abt. 6 1/2 f. (Turf)

Sunday, March 17 $100,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes Four-Year-Old & Up, Fillies & Mares abt. 6 1/2 f. (Turf)

Saturday, March 30 $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes Three-Year-Old 6 1/2 f.

$200,000 Evening Jewel Stakeses Three-Year-Old Fillies 6 1/2 f.

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CALIFORNIA-BRED STAKES RACES SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 $200,000 SOVIET PROBLEM STAKES 2YO FILLIES, 7 FURLONGS Hollywood Park, Inglewood, Calif.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 $200,000 KING GLORIOUS STAKES 2YO, 7 FURLONGS Hollywood Park, Inglewood, Calif.

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED FARM MANAGERS ASSOCIATION (CTFMA) ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY Saratoga Estates (Bob Curtis), Bonsall, Calif.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 31 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS ASSOCIATION (CTBA) CALIFORNIA-BRED REGISTRATION FOR FOALS OF 2011 CTBA Offices, Arcadia, Calif.

California Thoroughbred Breeders Association 201 Colorado Place, P.O. Box 60018, Arcadia, CA 91066-6018 • (626) 445-7800 • Fax (626) 574-0852

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BOARDING $35 A DAY Breaking and Training the easy and fast way. All-Weather Track • Starting Gate Covered Round Pen • Hot Walker Bring us your young horse! 10 years of track experience DAEHLING RANCH 916-685-4965 E-mail: daehlingranch@hotmail.com www.daehlingranch.com

Looking for someone to start yearlings? Listen to what people are saying about COLE RANCH. “I thought I was saddling a four-year-old rather than a two-year-old. . .and that was on the colt’s very first day at the track.” – Kristin Mulhall “Steve consistently delivers horses that are ready to rock and roll. They are well broke in every respect and a pleasure to train.” – Mike Puype “The last horse Cole Ranch brought us went to the main tract the next morning, galloped like a seasoned professional and was comfortable with all the little things as well.” – Kent Swazy, assistant to Eoin Harty “Two year olds from Cole Ranch are prepared well above the norm with soft mouths and mannerly dispositions ready to begin their careers as race horses.” – Patty Harrington “Horses from Cole Ranch are well started. They do everything they’re supposed to do from day one.” – Steve Specht “When Steve brings a horse to me, I know it will have been started correctly. They’re fit and well prepared, manageable and eager.” – Howard Zucker “Every horse Steve has trained for us has been well prepared. Our trainers have only the best things to say about him. It comes down to confidence. Steve doesn’t take short cuts.” – Richard Reid, Three Cent Stables “Steve starts all my horses. The horses always look great and behave like older horses. He takes his time and obsesses about the little things. He loves his work and it shows.” – Roger McNamara, Caro Farm

COLE RANCH Steve and Dana Cole (805) 990-3669 Steve@thecoleranch.com

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EXCELLENT CARE AT AFFORDABLE RATES. Years of experience with breeding, foaling and dealing with all types of leg injuries. Nothing fancy, large paddocks, good feed with lots of TLC. $205 per month. Standing for 2012–Pious. Contact Gloria Renteria 619-766-4557.

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RACING SILKS WEST COAST RACING COLORS. June Gee. Silks, Blinkers and Horse apparel. 626-359-9179

FOR SALE BRONZE STATUES BY ARTIST CATHERINE IRVING of champions Cougar II and Crystal Water. For more information please contact 1-951-780-5986

JOB MARKET HELP WANTED OWNER/BREEDER/TRAINER: Native Californian, grew up one-mile from Santa Anita Racetrack. Walked Hots in the early morning before high school. Hand-me-down knowledge from my father. I have 40+ years in the Thoroughbred industry. Breeding farms/leading trainers. Seek bloodstock agent (I have a keen eye for conformation & thorough knowledge of bloodlines), or assistant mgr./ breeding farm and/or weanling, yearling man. Have E.S.P. with equines through their body language. With my love, compassion & undersanding, I have an esoteric relationship with them. A non-smoker, no vices. Speak & understand most Spanish. Inquiries/references: John T. Perry c/o General Delivery, Pauma Valley, Calif. 92061. Phone 760-855-2034. Have motor home & one Thoroughbred gelding by Mud Route.

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Index to Advertisers & Stallions Advertised

NOTE: Inside Back Cover, IBC; Outside Back Cover, OBC; Inside Front Cover, IFC This index is provided as a service. The publisher does not assume any liability for errors or ommisions. Bold figures indicate a page that features a stallion.

ADVERTISERS Arundel Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Backyard Race Horse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Ballena Vista Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Bar C Racing Stables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Cal-Bred Maiden Bonus Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC Cardiff, Suzanne, Pedigree Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Cole Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 CTBA Annual Meeting/Awards Dinner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 CTBA Cal-bred Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 CTBA Christmas Gift Subscription . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 CTBA Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Daehling Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41, 71 Dickson Podley Realtors (Jeannie Garr Roddy) . . . . . . . . . .72 E.A. Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15, 22 Equineline.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Gloria Renteria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Golden Eagle Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12, 13 Golden State Stakes Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Harris Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC, 17

Laurel Fowler Insurance Broker Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Legacy Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Lillian Nichols/Halters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Lovacres Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Magali Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 NTRA Advantage/John Deere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 NTRA Advantage/OfficeMax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Odyssey Performance Premium Horse Exerciser . . . . . . . . .72 Old English Rancho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19, 20, 21 Paradise Road Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31,36 Rancho San Miguel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26, 27 Rancho Temescal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Ridgeley Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 State Farm Insurance (Sue Hubbard) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 The Loftin Firm LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9 Victory Rose Thoroughbreds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52, 53 www.ctba.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 www.horselawyers.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72

STALLIONS Acclamation.............................19, 20, 21 Allaboutdreams ...................................37 Anziyan Royalty...................................15 Awesome Gambler..............................28 Behrens ...............................................52 Benchmark ......................................OBC Big Bad Leroybrown ...........................19 Blake's Passion...................................41 Bold Chieftain......................................53 Bonnrita...............................................63 Brave Cat ............................................37 Bushwacker.........................................28 Calimonco .......................................OBC Chattahoochee War ............................22 Comic Strip .........................................27 Cyclotron .............................................19 Decarchy ...............................................5 Del Mar Show......................................33 Desert Code ........................................17 Dixie chatter ....................................OBC Game Plan...........................................15 Globalize..............................................52 Good Journey .......................................5

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Gotham City ........................................41 Grace Upon Grace ..............................28 Harbor The Gold .................................39 Heatseeker (Ire) ...................................17 Idiot Proof........................................OBC Kafwain..................................................9 Lucky J. H. ..........................................17 Lucky Pulpit.................................IFC, 17 Many Rivers.........................................52 Marino Marini ......................................26 McCann's Mojave ...............................26 Mesa Thunder .....................................37 Ministers Wild Cat .................................8 Monsajem............................................41 Mr. Broad Blade ....................................5 Northern Indy ................................31, 36 Old Topper.............................................8 Onebadshark.......................................27 Papa Clem.............................................3 Peppered Cat ......................................41 Rendezvous.........................................41 Robannier ............................................36 Rocky Bar............................................15

Run Brother Ron .................................36 Sea of Secrets.....................................53 Sierra Sunset.......................................26 Sixthirteen ...........................................39 Slew's Tiznow .....................................26 Sought After ........................................41 Soul of the Matter ...............................15 Southern Image...................................27 Spensive..............................................15 Storm Wolf...........................................27 Stormin Fever......................................12 Suances (GB) ......................................33 Surf Cat ...............................................19 Swiss Yodeler ......................................17 Tenga Cat ............................................33 The Pamplemousse.............................27 Thorn Song..........................................17 Time To Get Even................................28 Tizbud..................................................17 Tribal Rule........................................OBC Unbridled Energy.................................13 Unusual Heat.......................................17 Vronsky................................................19

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meeting, at the coffeepot, I spoke to Clem for the first time. I asked the question we all want to know. “How many times till you got it right?” He pushed the hat back on his head and his brown eyes burned into mine, “Plenty.” “What made it stick?” Clem twitched his head, inviting me to join him at a card table. We each grabbed a piece of pie and a pink plastic fork. We topped off our coffee, crossed the worn linoleum to a table and set the plates down carefully, hoping the rickety table would not collapse. He took a forkful of pie and a sip of coffee before he answered. “For me, it was a horse” “A horse?” “Yeah, and a few changes. Believe me, after thirty years—change ain’t easy, especially on the backstretch.” Continued on next page

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Like most drunks, my wreckage is considerable. Marriages, women, cars, bank accounts, self-esteem, reputation, careers and houses—nothing and nobody escaped unscathed. My best move so far was not having a kid; Arleen and I almost had one, but we lost it shortly before she had enough of me. I’d like to say that was the bottom, but with us, it’s hard to say. Before and after our AA meetings in the St. Peter’s Church basement, we drink weak coffee out of small white Styrofoam cups held in shaky hands. The night I met Clem was the night Ricky brought an apple pie with a little candle stuck in the middle to celebrate Alex’s one-month anniversary. One month may not sound like a big deal to you, but it’s a big deal to us. As you may know, last names are optional. We never ask about family or work or anything personal, but when it’s your turn to talk most of us open the window to our past. After you say the pledge and admit you are an addict, you feel the need to talk about something. Lost families and lost jobs are usually at the head of the line. During my second night with this group, I dropped the news that I was a former Economics Professor at Penn State. Once upon a time I drove an Audi convertible, but now I ride the bus to a company that makes chicken wire fencing. My audience was not impressed, they had seen others fall farther, faster. To them I was just Pete, a tall, lanky drunk who was scared of tomorrow, like the rest of them. On the evening of my third meeting, Clem marched into the dingy church basement. We could tell right away he’d been sober for a good while. We can sense sobriety in a drunk like a dog hears distant thunderstorms. I doubt if he was more than five feet tall, so when he stood to make his pledge he didn’t have far to go. Like a lot of hard drinkers, Clem was wiry. His leather skin suggested that he spent a lot of time outdoors. When he removed a blue baseball cap it left a ring in his bristle-cut steel hair. After his pledge he cleared up any pending mysteries. “I’ve been in the program for four years, haven’t stumbled . . .” We broke into a spontaneous round of applause. He smiled, he was proud and we knew he had a right. “I work at the racetrack. I used to be a jockey, now I’m what they call a second trainer. We start early in the morning, around six. I work with horses, racehorses, I moved up to Louisiana when our stable stable headed down here from New York. I found this group on the Internet. I’ll be here every week—bet on it.” We gave him another volley of clapping. Four years, steady work, steady hands and a confident voice—a person with that resumé is our gold standard. Following the

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Guest Forum Cont’d. I didn’t say anything, just waited for him to take another bite and another swallow. It was worth the wait. “The racetrack backstretch is my world, people back there are my family; for many of us, the only family we have. It’s not always pretty, hell, lots of families aren’t pretty, but they are still family. Race trackers stick up for each other, it might not look like it to a guy like you—but beneath the worn and dirty clothes are some great people.” “I judge nobody.” He nodded, “It’s hard to explain the backstretch. It’s like another planet. It’s hard to tell if the fence and guard gate are keeping others out or keeping us in, but we are different from an office or factory. For one thing we don’t leave, and if you don’t leave, it’s hard for an addict to get better.” “You did.” “So can you.” The way he said it, I could almost believe it. “Addiction is all over the backstretch.” “It’s everywhere,” I said slowly. “Yeah, but on the backstretch, if folks do the work, don’t make too big a mess, they can live their life working horses and get by.” He took another sip, “I did, for most of my life.” “Now you have a new life.” “Not really. I still love the horses, the people, and the game. Love them more than ever. I’ll never leave. The smell of morning coffee and liniment, the sounds, the excitement, the sweat and hard work . . . I can’t see me doing anything else.” He pushed the fork around in the remnants of pie syrup before he spoke again. “The trailer at the track is open to anyone. Mike, the exjunkie that works with us has his hands full. He shows up twice a week to try and fix a lot of broken people, then heads to another track. Now that’s a hard job.” “He fixed you.” “He helped; we fix ourselves, every single day.” We watched a trio of members as they ambled out the basement door in search of another sober day. We waved goodbye and exchanged thumbs up. When Clem spoke again, it seemed to speaking to himself. “Our days at the racetrack are strange, up early, work hard - but lots of days we finish around noon or one. That leaves a long afternoon, a lot of time for drinking and drugs. The afternoons get boring.” He dumped a packet of sugar into the coffee and watched it dissolve. “Then, if you race and your horse does good, you celebrate, hell, some owners think they are doing us a favor after a win by sending back a case or a fifth. There is stuff in front of you from morning to night.” I muttered, “We can always find a drink.” “Sure, but at the racetrack addiction can be a lifestyle. And we are world class-enablers; we cover for each other and don’t ask too many questions.”

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This was interesting, but my main question remained unanswered. I asked what addicts all want to know. “What got you clean, really clean?” “Like I said, it was a horse.” I tilted my head questioningly. “The bottom for me came on the floor of the recovery trailer. During a session with Mike, after a tough week, I broke down like a baby, could not even stand up. The night before, I almost got fired, I really let drink hurt my work, something that rarely happened. I almost hurt a horse. I forgot to shut his stall door. He got loose. There was an accident. It was no accident.” He was quiet for a minute. When he spoke again it was a long slow ramble, barely above a whisper. “I’d let people down all my life; that was the first time I ever let a horse down. You might not understand, but to most of us on the backstretch, horses are special. They grow to trust us, they don’t ask much. Horses get to be a part of some of us. My being drunk could have killed that mare. That horse getting hurt bothered me more than if I had let a person down. When they led her back to the stall and bandaged her leg, I spent most of the night looking into the big brown eyes of that mare. Those liquid eyes were magical. Looking into those eyes was what put me on the floor of that trailer the next morning.” In the meetings, we are long past embarrassment. I soaked in his words and then replied in a quiet voice. “We’ve all been on that floor, you got up and stayed up.” The little horse trainer looked directly into my face. He spoke the words we want to believe. “You can stay up too. It’s strange, in some ways it was simple, but in others it was complicated. It took that horse to lead me to the bottom. When I finally got up, I knew I had to live outside. I scraped together enough to rent a tiny little place within walking distance of the track. After I put the last horse away, I began to walk out the racetrack gate, every day, right away.” “Hard?” “Yeah, not so much kicking the booze, like all of us I was sick and tired of being sick and tired; it was the people I missed, the horses, the talk, the life. That crappy little apartment got real small and real quiet real fast. I went to meetings three, four, five times a week. Slowly, I started getting a little more confidence, met a few nice people who did not drink and began to go a few places. Every day was a little better. The horses, the racing, it’s still in my blood. I’ll always have them, but now I have more.” “Miss it?” “Yeah, I miss the laughing, the smoking, the joking, but I don’t miss the garbage that follows.” We stood and put on our coats. I shook Clem’s hand. I hung on an extra second and said, “Maybe you could take me sometime, to your racetrack. I want to meet that horse, the one that helped you. Maybe she has a little magic left in those eyes.” Clem nodded.

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