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A Year To Build Upon From The Executive Corner by DOUG BURGE As one can see from the cover of this December 2013 issue of our monthly California Thoroughbred magazine, the race for leading sire in the state is coming down to the wire with one month left this year. Five-time leading California stallion Unusual Heat has a narrow advantage over four-time leading California juvenile sire Tribal Rule. Regardless of the outcome, both stallions have had a remarkable year, each with more than $4.4 million in yearly progeny earnings to date. And with many races left in the month of December, either sire could surpass the $5 million mark for the year. In fact, 2013 has been a very good year for many Californiabased stallions. Fueled by higher in-state purses provided for in both the Golden State Series of stakes races and average overnight races, 20 California stallions currently have yearly progeny earnings over $1 million. Several California stallions have also sired graded stakes winners this year, including four grade I wins. In regards to the overall health of the breeding industry, we are continuing a trend of stability with the number of mares bred and resulting foal crop. Numbers recently reported by The Jockey Club, which represents roughly 90 percent of the final count of mares bred, showed that California experienced a slight drop of 3.1 percent which was lower than the total North America decline of 3.4 percent (see chart below). This number doesn’t totally equate to the following year’s expected foal crop, as several mares who were covered in other states will drop California-bred foals in 2014.

State/Province

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2013 Pct. Stallions Change

2012 Mares Bred

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Kentucky

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235

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15,361

15,695

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Florida

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2,853

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California

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136

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2,332

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Louisiana

144

137

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1,833

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62

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1,641

1,560

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New Mexico

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Oklahoma

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89

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911

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Pennsylvania

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53

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1,061

902

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Texas

110

105

-4.5

835

865

3.6

66 1,861

37 1,698

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726 34,174

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Although quantity has dropped significantly in the last 10 years, the quality of horses produced continues to improve as evidenced by the results on the track. Furthermore, restricted races continue to fill at a higher percentage than before, even with half the racing inventory now being produced. The enhancements made to the racing and incentive program over the past few years, such as the Maiden Bonus Program and Golden State Series, coupled with stability now in both the racing calendar and stabling options, have created more optimism among California’s breeders and owners. In fact, many grade I-winning stallions have recently retired to the state, along with a commitment of mare support by their owners. As racing in-state continues to be more dependent on the local product, with Cal-breds making up well over half the fields in the Golden State, this investment by breeders is vital to the long-term health of the industry. It is the mission of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) to further maximize the return and opportunities available through the incentive and racing programs. Through the support of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC), and all the racing associations, a continued emphasis on Cal-breds will remain in place, boding well for the future stabilization and growth of the racing inventory.

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A Photo Finish There is nothing more exciting in horse racing, and any other sport for that matter, than a contest coming down to a photo finish and that looks like being the case with the current battle between Unusual Heat and Tribal Rule in the race for the title of California’s leading sire of 2013. Last month, these two fine stallions traded places a number of times at the top of the rankings, separated at one point by less than $1,000, before Harris Farms’ Unusual Heat established a lead of $170,089 through Nov. 30. But with 199 runners to his name at that stage of proceedings, one cannot count out Ballena Vista Farm’s Tribal Rule from making it a close race all the way to the wire. This December 2013 issue of our monthly California Thoroughbredd magazine also covers all the excitement associated with the 30th edition of the $25 million Breeders’ Cup World Championships held at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 1-2, including the wonderful photography of Katey Barrett and Christine Atkinson. In the same vein, also covered are the respective wins by the California-bred duo of Better Bet and Swiss Lake Yodeler in the Golden State Juvenile Stakes and Golden State Juvenile Fillies Stakes held on the first day of this horse racing extravaganza. At the opposite end of the spectrum, we have In Memoriam tributes to Kjell Qvale and Doris Johnson, who both joined the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) in the 1960s, but then celebrate the many successes of Karl Watson and Paul Weitman, including their 2013 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (group I) winner Secret Circle, in out latest CTBA Member Profile. The three other Cal-bred stakes winners at Santa Anita in November, namely Warren’s Veneda, Tamaradno and Rousing Sermon, are also highlighted, and there’s an Industry Insight piece from Cal Poly’s Jim Ahern and Cindy Gumber titled, “State-Bred Event Days’ Effect On Attendance.” Another Man’s Treasure spotlights the Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS) Series event at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank on Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15, while More Megaton, who numbered a win in Santa Anita’s Malibu Stakes among his 34 starts as a three-year-old of 1963, is the latest Cal-bred to feature in A Blast From The Past. Besides our annual Equine Gift Guide, Horse Care deals with “Equine Podiatry & Therapeutic Shoeing.” There’s also a Guest Forum piece by Tom Shapiro about the December 22 closure of Betfair Hollywood Park, a location that has been a part of his family’s life for many decades, 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. . .Karl Watson (left) and Paul Weitman (right), the California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association have to hope for the best! (CTBA) members who won this year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint (grade I) with Secret Circle, in the winner’s circle at Hollywood Park in Inglewood after their California-bred colt Da Stoops had won the $250,000 Snow Chief Stakes for three-year-olds on April 30, 2006.

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Contents VOLUME 139 NO. 6

Cover Story On This Month’s Cover In the fight for leading California sire honors in 2013, Harris Farms’ Unusual Heat and Ballena Vista Farm’s Tribal Rule have been locked in a battle for most of the year that saw them separated by less than $1,000 at one point last month, after which the former, the Golden State’s top sire from 2008 to 2012, took back the lead from the latter, California’s leading sire of California-bred two-year-olds in 2007 and the past three years, and increased his advantage to $170,359 through November 30. ©Ron Mesaros

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News Bits The CTBA Working For You California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) Notes—December 2013

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Leading Sires in California

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Dates in California

Leading Lifetime Sires in California Leading Two-Year-Old Sires in California All-Time Leading California-Bred Money Winners CTBA Calendar Classified Advertising Indexes to Advertisers & Stallions Advertised

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California Sires: A Heated Battle

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In Memoriam: Kjell Qvale—Shelling Out Speed

by Gene Williams

Features by Marcie Heacox

In Memoriam: Doris Johnson—Racing’s “One Lucky Broad” by Joe Harper

Breeders’ Cup World Championships: Popularity Contest by Lisa Groothedde

Breeders’ Cup World Championships: Images Of Breeders’ Cup XXX Photos by Katey Barrett & Christine Atkinson

Racing In Southern California: A Solid Showcase For State-Breds by Gene Williams

CTBA Member Profile: Karl Watson & Paul Weitman—The Need For Speed by Steve Schuelein

Racing In Southern California: Homebred Highs At Hollywood Park by Rudi Groothedde

Industry Insight: State-Bred Event Days’ Effect On Attendance by Jim Ahern & Cindy Gumber

Another Man’s Treasure: Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show Series To Crown First Champions by Marcie Heacox

A Blast From The Past: More Megaton—Quantity & Quality by Jackie Barnes

Equine Gift Guide: Horse Books As Holiday Gifts by Rudi Groothedde

Horse Care: Equine Podiatry & Therapeutic Shoeing by Heather Smith Thomas

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On Nov. 1, the first day of this year’s 30th edition of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships held at Santa Anita Park, Southern Image’s Better Bet (left) and Swiss Yodeler’s Swiss Lake Yodeler (right) were the respective winners of the $200,250 Golden State Juvenile Stakes and $200,500 Golden State Juvenile Fillies Stakes for runners either bred or sired in California.

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From the Executive Corner: A Year To Build Upon by Doug Burge

Managing Editor’s Welcome: A Photo Finish by Rudi Groothedde

Guest Forum: Say Goodbye To Hollywood by Tom Shapiro

The January 2014 Cover Story

A Preview Of California Cup XXIV & Sunshine Millions XII

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Grade I Millionaire With Earnings Of $1,154,360 Winner Winner of of the the Grade Grade II Haskell Haskell Invitational Invitational going going 11 1/8 1/8 Miles Miles

Winner Winner of of the the Grade Grade II Santa Santa Anita Anita Sprint Sprint going going 66 Furlongs Furlongs

Top Top Level Level Stakes Stakes Performer Performer placing placing 1-2-3 1-2-3 inin 11 11 ofof 13 13 starts starts including including the the Cigar Cigar Mile Mile H.-GI H.-GI,, Goodwood Goodwood S.-GI S.-GI,, Pat Pat O’Brien O’Brien S.-G2 S.-G2,, Swaps Swaps S.S.- G2 G2 and and Affirmed Affirmed S.-G3 S.-G3 Winner Winner on on both both Dirt Dirt and and Synthetic Synthetic Tracks Tracks

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HALL OF FAME CHAMPION  AND AND

HORSE OF THE YEAR, 

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Point Point Given Given –– Eversmile, Eversmile, by by Theatrical Theatrical

2014 FEE: $5,000 - LIVE FOAL Owned Owned By By M. M. Pegram, Pegram, K. K. Watson Watson && P.Weitman P.Weitman


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Eddington’s Secret Circle Wins Breeders’ Cup Sprint

News Bits The grade I, $1,380,000 Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 2, was won by the four-year-old colt Secret Circle, a bay son of the Ballena Vista Farm stallion Eddington and the dual stakeswinning Dixieland Band mare Ragtime Hope. In only his second start since April of

2012, the 2011 Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Sprint winner improved his record to seven wins, two seconds and $1,878,790 in earnings from nine starts. Eddington, a grade I-winning millionaire by Unbridled who retired to stud in 2006, relocated from Kentucky to California for the 2014 breeding season.

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California-Breds Countrywide During Zia Park’s inaugural “Land of Enchantment Day” featuring four stakes races for Thoroughbreds worth nearly $700,000 in New Mexico on Nov. 27, two California-breds reached ©Coady the winner’s circle. Unusual Way In the day’s richest event, the $300,360 Zia Park Oaks at 1 1/16 miles, grade IIplaced Unusual Way won by six lengths to improve her

record to 14-5-4-1 and $588,360 in earnings. Bred by Thomas Bachman and by the Harris Farms stallion Unusual Heat, the four-time stakes winner is out of Great Above’s 1993 daughter Way Up, a multiple stakes-placed, seventime winner of $125,316. Wine Thief, a four-year-old daughter of Ballena Vista Farm’s Benchmark and unraced Malbay Slew, by French Parliamnet, was the four-length winner of the $55,180 Zia Park Distaff Stakes going six furlongs earlier in the day. She has earned $150,035 from seven wins, six seconds and four thirds in 23 starts and was bred by Robert and Eileen Osaki and Matt and Barbara Butterworth’s West 12 Ranch.

Those Grand Cal-Bred Mares In October, four runners out of California-bred mares won stakes races. On Oct.4, the grade III, $200,000 Stoll Keenon Ogen Phoenix Stakes at Keeneland in Kentucky was won for the second consecutive year by the four-year-old colt Sum of the Parts. Out of 18-year-old Enjoy the Moment, Slew’s Royalty’s multiple graded stakes-winning California champion who was bred by Jacoby Family Trust, the four-time stakes winner has earned $716,543 from a 15-6-2-0 record. At Ascot in England the following day, another son of Speightstown, the five-year-old gelding Tropics, won the John Guest Bengough Stakes to improve his record to 13-6-3-1 and $484,510 in earnings. This dual stakes winner’s dam Taj Aire, a 1991 daughter of Taj Alriyadh who

CTBA Member Ellen Jackson Honored By UC Davis

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Cal-Bred Featured In Saratoga’s Walk Of Fame Emperor of Norfolk, an 1885 son of Norfolk who was bred in California by Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin and won 21 of his 29 career starts at two and three, was honored in the Hoofprints Walk of Fame at Saratoga Race Course on July 12, when this plaque of his was unveiled as part of an inaugural class of 30 who are among the most accomplished Thoroughbreds to have competed during the 150-year history of this prestigious racetrack. ©Dorothy Callahan

Ellen Jackson, the owner and manager of Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville and a member of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) since 1987, received a University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine 2013 Distinguished Service Award at a faculty reception on Oct. 30. She was honored for her outstanding service in support of numerous equine performance-related research studies, her critical contributions to improving equine neonatal foal care and her support of UC Davis’ educational training programs for veterinary students.

produced five other stakes performers, was a stakes winner bred by John and Doris Konecny. The winner of the $100,000 Barbaro Stakes at Delaware Park in Delaware on Oct. 9, was three-year-old Purple Egg, by Lion Heart out of Prized’s 18-year-old stakes-placed, four-time winner Luminous Prize who was bred by Cardiff Farm Management Corp. The dual stakeswinning gelding has a bankroll of $181,900 from four wins and a third in seven starts. On Oct. 20, the sophomore filly Toasting won the $100,000 Dream Rush Stakes at Belmont Park in New York. By Congrtas, out of the winning Prized mare Ponderway who is 18 years old and was bred by Paul Varni, she has three wins, a second, four thirds and earnings of $291,350 from 12 trips to post.

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Speightstown colt out of the winning CalA dozen horses carrying Golden State bred mare Bronze Route, a Mud Route halflineage commanded six-figure purchase prices sister to 2011 Breeders’ Cup Classic (grade I) during two Kentucky bloodstock auctions held winner Drosselmeyer’s dual grade I-winning last month. dam Golden Ballet; the youngster was During the 2013 Fasig-Tipton November selected by W E F Stable for $250,000. Sale on Nov. 4, California-bred Willa B Selling for $160,000 to Gainesway was the Awesome, the 2012 Santa Anita Oaks Cal-bred mare La Nez, a grade I-placed (grade I) winner by Lovacres Ranch’s Awedaughter of Storm Creek who won four stakes some Gambler, sold for $875,000 to Katsumi races in her home state, and who sold while Yoshida of Japan while carrying her first foal Willa B Awesome pregnant with her first foal, by Union Rags. from an April cover by Medaglia d’Oro. The Also at the vendue, a weanling Tizway colt out of California’s $648,896-earner, who was bred by Terry Lovingier, reigned as the 2012 California Champion Three-Year-Old Female and also 1999 Champion Older Female, the graded stakes producer Enjoy the Moment, yielded a $140,000 bid from McMahon & Hill received the 2011/2012 Valkyr Trophy. Also selling for elite prices during the Fasig-Tipton auction were Bloodstock. The Cal-bred filly Starlight Magic, a two-time stakes winner by a pair of graded stakes-winning racemares by two members of the Ballena Vista Farm stallion roster. Brushed by a Star, a dual grade II Rancho San Miguel’s Marino Marini, sold to Woodford Thorwinner by Eddington, sold for $425,000 to SF Bloodstock, while oughbreds for $130,000 as a broodmare prospect; meanwhile, the Ciao Bella Luna, a grade II-winning daughter of Tribal Rule, grade II-placed Cal-bred stakes winner Smooth Performer, by Ballena Vista Farm’s Benchmark, was purchased by Windways Farm secured a $250,000 bid from Rockingham Ranch. Headlining the California connections during the 2013 Limited for $120,000 while carrying a City Zip foal in utero. In other Keeneland action, Lane’s End Bloodstock acquired the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale over the following twoday period was the grade I-winning millionaire Daisy Devine, a five- Eddington filly Salvar for $120,000; the winning half-sister to year-old daughter of the Tommy Town Thoroughbreds sire Kafwain Clearly Now, a two-time grade III winner in 2013, was offered in who elicited a $1.3 million offer from Flaxman Holdings Limited foal to The Factor. Rounding out the notable Keeneland November graduates this when she was led through the ring as a racing or broodmare prospect. The Cal-bred Candy Ride (Arg) mare Sugarinthemorning, a year was a weanling Drosselmeyer colt who was produced by the two-time stakes winner whose nine stakes placings to date include stakes-winning and graded stakes-producing Cal-bred It’s Freezing a pair of grade I sprints at Santa Anita Park, sold to Dixiana Farms mare Antifreeze, and who sold to Carl McEntee of NV Bloodstock for $290,000. Also selling in this price range was a weanling for $100,000.

Marathon Santa Anita Meet Opens December 26 Santa Anita Park’s next meeting will be a marathon one, following the final ever program of racing at Betfair Hollywood Park on Dec. 22, with racing at the Arcadia track scheduled from Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 to Sunday, June 29, 2014. However, the stakes schedule that it released in November, which features 20 graded stakes among its 49 black-type races worth $10.9 million, only runs through Apr. 20.

The 69-day meet is headlined by the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap on Mar. 8, and the $1,000,000 Santa Anita Derby on Apr.5, while there are nine stakes races for runners bred or sired in California that are worth $1.55 million, including five of them to be run at California Cup XXIV/Sunshine Millions XII on Jan. 25.

Making The Grade The following runner(s), either bred in California or sired by a stallion currently based in the Golden State, won or placed in graded stakes races in North America (United States, Canada & Puerto Rico) from October 28 to December 1 inclusive: Gervinho c.3. Unusual Heat—Foreverinthegame 3rd Grade II Twilight Derby $152,000 1 1/8 m. (T) Santa Anita Park November 1 Breeders: Barry Abrams & Madeline Auerbach Secret Circle c.4. Eddington—Ragtime Hope 1st Grade I Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint $1,380,000 6 f. Santa Anita Park November 2 Breeder: Willmott Stables Summer Hit g.4. Bertrando—Mia F Eighteen 1st Grade III Berkeley Handicap $100,000 1 1/16 m. Golden Gate Fields November 29 Breeders: Kenneth & Janice Heidt Aotearoa g.2. Good Journey—Madera Royal 2nd Grade III Generous Stakes $100,250 1 m. (T) Betfair Hollywood Park November 30 Breeder: Paul Viskovich

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Gig Harbor This five-year-old son of City Zip, a dual stakes winner at Golden Gate Fields and overall earner of $143,300, will initiate his breeding career in 2014 at Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville.

Heatseeker (Ire) Broadway Missile, a two-year-old gelding by this Harris Farms stallion, captured the $75,000 El Joven Stakes over Retama Park’s turf course on Nov. 9.

Hoorayforhollywood This dual stakes-placed winner and $212,819earner, a five-year-old son of Storm Cat, will stand his introductory breeding season in 2014 at Milky Way Farm in Temecula.

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Quindici Man Firth Ranch in Hemet is the new home of this incoming stallion, a sevenyear-old son of Came Home who won four stakes races, placed in the 2011 Santa Anita Handicap (grade I) and banked $536,666 from 44 lifetime starts.

Sea of Secrets Secret Whisper (Kor), a five-year-old daughter of this Victory Rose Thoroughbreds stallion, won the group III Gyeongnam Governor’s Cup at Busan Race Park in her native Korea on Nov. 17.

Southern Image On Nov. 23, this Rancho San Miguel resident was represented at Delta Downs by his three-year-old colt Hip Four Sixtynine, winner of the $75,000 Sam’s Town Stakes.

Stormin Fever This Golden Eagle Farm sire was flattered on Nov. 2, when his maternal granddaughter Paladin Bay defeated nine rivals in Woodbine’s $240,645 Princess Elizabeth Stakes for two-year-old fillies.

New Guidelines Assess Black-Type Quality Starting Jan. 1, 2014, the North American International Catalogue Standards Committee (NAICSC) will implement additional quality control standards for races in North America which are eligible for nonlisted black-type status in sale catalogs adhering to guidelines required by the Society of International Thoroughbred Auctioneers. The new requirements include the addition of a minimum Race Quality Score, which is a composite number compiled by analyzing historical speed figures for each black-type race. For more information about the upcoming changes, including a list of the California stakes races that might be affected, visit the NAICSC website at www.northamericanicsc.com.

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CURRE ENT CAL RN A REN ALLIIFO FO OR RNIIA SIIRRES OF AKES WINNE ERSS OF STA TAKE INNERS Named Foals of

Stallion

SWs

Racing Age

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

1,259 985 1,043 935 626 733 684 530 517 679 712 424 498 453 447 445 247 242 402 289 102 302 298

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† 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.

Rocky Bar Sons Sweep Arizona Stakes Rocky Bar, a resident of E.A. Ranches in Ramona, was the sire of the first three finishers in the $54,533 Arizona Breeders’ Futurity going six furlongs at Turf Paradise on Nov. 23. The gelding Rockin Home was the gate-to-wire, 4 3/4-length winner as the 7-5 favorite, while 1 1/2 lengths separated the colts J P Rocker and Rocked Twice for second and third. The first foal out of the six-time winner Jungle Girl, by Forest Camp, Rockin Home has earned $38,472 from a 5-2-1-1 record.

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Conan O’Brien, with Santa Anita Park’s regular announcer Trevor Denman in support, called the second race at that Arcadia track on Oct. 25, which then aired during the Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) network’s late night talk show “Conan” on Nov. 8.

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From Monday, Dec. 9 to Thursday, Dec. 12, the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) will host the 40th Annual Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, Arizona…The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), which approved California as the 10th state to enact the medication reforms developed by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) and adopted as model rules by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) at its Nov. 21 monthly meeting, will next meet at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Thursday, Dec. 12…On Saturday, Dec. 14, the California Thoroughbred Farm Managers (CTFMA) will hold its annual Christmas Party at the Saratoga Estates residence of its President, Bob Curtis...The Thoroughbred Holiday Classic Horse Show, the third and final of this group’s series of shows in 2013, will be held at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank on Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15. . .The American Horse Council (AHC) announced on Nov. 11, that the horse industry can help in the drafting of the 2015 National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) Equine Study by taking a survey that should take about five minutes to complete at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NAHMS_Equine2015_I. . .Effective Nov. 19, domain names ending in .horse can be reserved at www.MindsandMachines.com/horse...The web site https://thorobid.com, a next-generation communication, analytical and professional service platform for the horse racing industry, was launched on Nov. 25.

Cal-Bred Stakes Winner & Producer Rescued & Retired

Blonde Fever—November 2013

Blonde Fever, winner of the 1992 Fleet Treat Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and dam of 2000 grade II winner Feverish, is now living out the rest of her days at the Auerbach family’s E.A. Ranches in Ramona after she was rescued with the help of Megan Gaynes’ Auction Horses Rescue (www.auctionhorsesrescue.com) in November. The 24-year-old daughter of Flying Paster, who was bred by Mandysland Farm and sold for $3,000 to Dr. Mai-Ying M. Woo at Pam and Martin Wygod’s Complete Dispersal of West Coast Breeding Stock in October of 2010, is the dam of eight runners and seven winners from 12 foals.

Cal-Bred Champion Ismene Retired Ismene, the 2011 California Champion Two-Year-Old Female, has been retired with a record of 10-3-4-0 and $236,990 in earnings. Stephen Ferraro’s homebred daughter of Ballena Vista Farm’s Tribal Rule and the winning In Excess

(Ire) mare Never to Excess won the $100,000 California Breeders Champion Stakes and $80,600 Anoakia Stakes at two and was multiple stakes-placed at four after not racing as a three-year-old.

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California-bred Points Offthebench, a dual grade I winner in 2013, suffered a condylar fracture in his right foreleg while training at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 26 in preparation for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (grade I) and was euthanized as a result of his injury. The four-year-old Benchmark (Ballena Vista Farm) gelding, who was bred by Gary Rocks, won

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six of eight starts and earned $514,940, topped by Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s $300,250 Bing Crosby Stakes (grade I) and Santa Anita’s $250,500 Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes (grade I) in his final two outings. Produced by the unraced Free House mare Mo Chuisle, he was a full brother to the 2010 California Champion Two-Year-Old Male, Bench Points.

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Icantgoforthat, a four-year-old filly bred in California by Mike Pegram, became a dual stakes winner with her victory in the grade III, $109,300 Monrovia Handicap at Santa Anita Park on Dec. 29, 2003. By In Excess (Ire), out of Copelan’s grade II-placed, three-time winner Texinadress, she was also a stakes winner at five when she retired 10 starts later with a record of 35-7-3-6 and $472,484 in earnings.

25 Years Ago

Icantgoforthat Grade III Monrovia Handicap

On Dec. 18, 1988, the grade I, $900,000 Hollywood Futurity at Hollywood Park was won by King Glorious, that year’s California Horse of the Year whose final career start was a victory in the following year’s Haskell Invitational Handicap (grade I). The Halo Farms homebred son of Naevus and unraced Glorious Natalie, by Reflected Glory, parlayed his unbeaten five-race juvenile campaign into lifetime totals of $1,175,650 earned from eight wins and a second in nine trips to post. December 18, 1988

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King Glorious Grade I Hollywood Futurity

50 Years Ago

Roi Charmant

Evansville Slew-Cantina, by Seattle Dancer • Fee: $1,000 LF Second-Ranked California First-Crop Sire With More Than $25,000 Average Earnings Per Runner 32nd-Ranked First-Crop sire in North America by progeny earnings and 4/Top 32 with 62% starters from foals (Blood-Horse 11/24) Second-ranked California first-crop sire by Yearling Sales average of $18.7K (Barretts 2010-11). Sire of multiple stakes-placed front running Gangnam Guy, who was 2nd beaten a head in the I'm Smoking Stakes at Del Mar, covering 6 furlongs in 109.3. From the Sire Line of Lava Man out of a solid female family sporting a graded sprinter in every generation. Inbred 4x3 to Broodmare of the year My Charmer. Passing on his speed that earned multiple 100+ Beyers figures and 43 second 1/2-mile clockings .

Inquiries to Tom Hudson 4050 Casey Avenue, Santa Ynez, California 93460 (805) 693-1777/FAX (805) 693-1644 e-mail: info@magalifarms.com website: www.magalifarms.com

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The $50,112 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes (Second Division) at Santa Anita Park on Dec. 28, 1963, was won by Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Elmore’s homebred colt Nearco Blue. It was the third and final career stakes win for this two-yearold colt by All Blue, out of the Nearco (Ity) mare Nearly So, who started 35 more times before retiring at the age of six with a 44-6-7-4 record and a bankroll of $87,009. December 28, 1963 Nearco Blue $50,112 California Breeders Champion Stakes

Qualifying Claiming Levels The following claiming levels for California owers premiums and stallion awards are currently in effect: Betfair Hollywood Park—$40,000 (closes December 22) Santa Anita Park—$40,000 (opens December 26) Golden Gate Fields—$20,000 (closes December 22 & opens December 26)

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Whether it was grass-grazing Thoroughbreds or gas- all-time favorite horse was Variety Queen, the 1979 Caliguzzling automobiles, 50-year California Thoroughbred fornia Champion Three-Year-Old Female who produced Breeders Association (CTBA) member Kjell Qvale brought dual grade I victor Variety Road and grade III winner immeasurable horsepower to California and beyond before Variety Baby, California’s Champion Two-Year-Old Female of 1987. dying at age 94 in San Francisco on Nov. 2. Qvale’s most recent stakes win came via Tribesman’s Qvale, whose name was pronounced “Shell Kuh-VAH-lee,” came to the United States via Norway in 1929. He became triumph in the $150,000 California Cup Sprint Handicap at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 5, 2008. The wina star scholastic athlete as he grew up in Seattle, ning trainer was Roger Hansen, who trained unofficially tying the world record for the many of Qvale’s young horses at his 100-yard dash while attending the Univerfarm in Idaho. Qvale’s final victory as sity of Washington. He served as a Navy an owner was Carlsbad Mountain’s pilot in World War II, and then settled maiden claiming score at Santa in the Bay Area. Anita on Oct. 20. The gelding is He purchased a Willy’s Jeep frantrained by Bruce Headley, one of chise in Alameda in 1947, setting Qvale’s two primary conditioners off a long and impactful career in through the decades, along with the automobile industry. “Mr. Q” National Museum of Racing Hall became a leading distributor of of Fame member Jerry HollendorEuropean imports through his fer. Qvale was among the Golden company, British Motor Car DisState’s top breeders throughout the tributors, Ltd. Among the makes he 1980s and 1990s, but slowed in helped popularize were Audi, Bentley, recent years at both the farm and Maserati, MG, Porsche, Rolls-Royce and track, starting only three horses in 2013. Volkswagen. He also built cars to race in the In addition to his role as a breeder and Indianapolis 500, and helped create the Laguna Seca Raceway. owner, Qvale was majority owner and presKjell Qvale (07.17.19 – 11.02.13) A connoisseur of competition, Qvale also ident of the Pacific Racing Association of enjoyed participating in golf, skiing and tennis, but, above Golden Gate Fields for more than two decades and chairall else, Thoroughbred racing. He bred and raised horses at man of the board of the defunct California Jockey Club and multiple locations throughout his lifetime, including Green Bay Meadows Racecourse. Qvale’s impact on the state’s Oaks Stud Farm in Napa and, most recently, Riviera Ranch racing industry earned him induction into the California in Sebastopol. Qvale was especially proud of standing 1958 Racing Hall of Fame in 2009. Santa Anita Derby winner Silky Sullivan at Green Oaks for A memorial service was held in San Francisco on Nov. 14. the final 12 years of his life. Qvale is survived by sons Jeff and Bruce, seven grandchilOne of Qvale’s most accomplished homebreds was the dren and one great-grandchild. His longtime wife, Kay, 1984 California Horse of the Year, Silveyville, a grade I died in 2005. According to an Autoweek article, Bruce winner of $1,282,880. The horse was also voted the Cali- Qvale will take over duties at the Qvale Automotive fornia Champion Older Male of 1982 and 1984. Qvale said Group, while the status of Qvale’s Thoroughbred holdings in a 1988 The Thoroughbred of California interview that his is still to be determined.

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“Never a losing year,” she said. Not many of us can claim that. She and Tex raced horses for 50 years and had some great partners: Charlie Russell, Bob Gundersen and John Harris, just to name a few, and good horses from Little Matador to Theresa’s Tizzy. Claimers to stakes stars, they all brought home a check and they all stayed healthy. Her motto was, “Always buy Calbred.” As she told a reporter once, “Racing’s been very good to this old broad.” Well, I can tell you personally that this old broad has been very good for racing. I cherish our time together; bull sessions mostly with a lot of laughs, but more than that she was a great counselor. She never lost sight of what this game truly is and what it does to us. No matter its faults, mismanagement or dirty laundry, “It’s our game,” she would say. One day I was complaining about something and she asked me why I was still working. My answer was that I still loved it. She smiled that great smile of hers and with a poke to my chest said, “There you go kiddo, you finally figured it out.” “Truly blessed” she would say of herself. Well, Doris, your family, friends and I would all agree that we are the “blessed” ones for having had you in our lives. Dan Schiffer said it best in a letter he wrote shortly after Doris died. “She came from a golden age of horse racing and throughout represented the sport and herself with dignity and panache. Would that we all had the same passion for horses and the humans associated with them as she did, the game would be a far better place.“ Doris was a bridge from that golden age, a unique breed of the old guard that laid the corner stone of our industry. Passion, integrity and generosity were the virtues that Doris lived by. Thank you Doris for your unwavering love, enduring friendship and honest guidance. We will all miss you. ©Benoit

When the old Tanforan Racetrack reopened in 1934, it was no surprise that one of its first customers was a 14-year-old girl whose father was a veterinarian on the backside. Young Doris knew then and there that what she wanted most in life was to be a “racetracker.” It was in her blood, and it would stay there for the next 79 years. For almost 50 of these years, she worked at Bay Meadows Racecourse. From bet runner to Turf Club manager, she barely missed a day or a chance to buy stock in the track, ending up on its board of directors! My earliest memory of Doris was somewhere in the mid-’60s. I was filming a documentary for Joe Burnham Productions on Northern California racing and decided a few shots of the Bay Meadows Turf Club were what we needed. Tripod and camera over my shoulder, I started up the stairs. “Can I help you?” a voice said. There I was, face to face with Doris Johnson. The smile was there as was the twinkle in her eyes, but the rest of her face said, “You obviously don't belong here.” Sheepishly, I introduced myself and was admitted only when she discovered I was “Cecilia’s son” and therefore there had to be something redeeming about me, at least in the breeding. That was the start of a 50-year-long love affair between the Johnsons and the (De Mille) Harpers. Doris’ husband, Tex, was an oldschool hay, oats and water trainer. He was the kind of horseman you don’t see much of anymore. My mother had a number of horses with Tex and, although she thought very highly of him as a trainer, I knew it was the friendship and respect that she admired most, and Doris was easy to admire. Doris was a true defender of the game and would always say she was the luckiest gal in the whole world. Luck was an understatement.

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Mizzen Mast—Letithappencaptain, by Captain Bodgit

2014 Fee:$3,500 LFG (With Special Consideration To Black-Type Performing or Producing Mares)

Grade I Winner Enters Stud For The 2014 Breeding Season A versatile racehorse who won on dirt and turf up to 1 1/4 miles and retired with earnings of $547,800

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At Three, WON the Hollywood Derby–GI, the Oak Tree Derby–GII & third in the Sir Beaufort S.–GII At Four, won the Strub S.–GII and second in the Citation H.–GII At Five, second in the San Pasqual S.–G2

By MIZZEN MAST, the sire of two 2012 Breeders’ Cup winners and the 2008 Hollywood Gold Cup Stakes winner MAST TRACK. Out of the multiple stakes-winning mare, LETITHAPPENCAPTAIN

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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 Thankful To Breeders For Stallion Season Auction Success More than $55,000 was raised during the CTBA’s Annual Stallion Season Auction held at its offices in Arcadia on Dec. 3, benefiting the association’s Political Action (PAC) Fund that works to support legislation that favorably impacts California’s Thoroughbred breeders. The CTBA thanks Ballena Vista Farm, Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms, E.A. Ranches, Firth Ranch, Fruitful Acres Farm, Harris Farms, Legacy Ranch, Lovacres Ranch, Madera Thoroughbreds, Magali Farms, Milky Way Farm, Old English Rancho, Premier Thoroughbreds, Rancho San Miguel, Rancho Temescal, SK Racing Stable, Special T Thoroughbreds, Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, Vessels Stallion Farm, Woodbridge Farm and Victory Rose Thoroughbreds for the more than 60 donations that led to the successful auction. Dates Set For CTBA’s 2014 Northern California Sale On Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, the CTBA will host its Northern California Sale at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Entries for this auction’s 11th edition will close on Monday, June 2, while the CTBA’s Sale Coordinator Cookie Hackworth can be contacted at either cookie@ctba.com or (800) 573-2822, extension 243, for additional information about the sale. New CTBA Members Darwin Hanson

Gary Broad Murrieta, CA

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Dates To Remember Tuesday, December 31 California-bred registration of foals of 2012 due at a $125 fee for CTBA members and a $150 fee for non-CTBA members. After Jan. 1, 2014, the fee is $750.

CTBA Hosts Assembly Republican Leader At Breeders’ Cup

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Connie Conway (second from left), the Minority Leader of the California State Assembly, with CTBA Director Harris Auerbach (left), CTBA President Sue Greene (second from right) and CTBA Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Burge (right) in the winner’s circle at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia during the 30th Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1. CTBA Stays Busy During Breeders’ Cup Week From Oct. 29-31, the CTBA, Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC), National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) and John Deere partnered in a booth adjacent to Santa Anita Park’s Clocker’s Corner as part of the lead up to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships being held for the 30th time on Nov. 1-2. The CTBA also hosted an “Open House” at its offices in Arcadia on Oct. 30, when visitors were given a tour that included the Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library and its permanent displays of notable racing memorabilia.

The CTBA Calendar Corner Event

Date(s)

California Cup XXIV & Sunshine Millions XII

Saturday, January 25, 2014 Santa Anita Park, Arcadia

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CTBA Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner

Monday, February 10, 2014 The Claremont Hotel Club

& Spa, Berkeley Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Alameda County Fairgrounds, ( (For further information, contact Cookie Hackworth at cookie@ctba.com/(800) 573-2822, extension 243) Pleasanton (2013 California-Bred Champions & 2014 California Hall of Fame Inductees)

Northern California Sale

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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Notes — December 2013 California Thoroughbred Foundation 2013 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS Gerald F. McMahon Mrs. Jeanne L. Canty, President Neil O’Dwyer Mrs. Gail Gregson, Vice-President Mrs. Ada Gates Patton Gregory L. Ferraro, DVM, Treasurer Thomas S. Robbins Mark W. McCreary, Secretary John W. Sadler Peter P. Daily Peter W. Tunney Tracy Gantz Warren Williamson Jane Goldstein Mrs. Kenneth M. Schiffer, Director Emeritus

Foundation Officers And Directors Re-Elected All directors of the California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) were re-elected at the annual meeting in November.

Mrs. Jeanne Canty again will serve as President, Gail Gregson was chosen as Vice-President, Dr. Gregory L. Ferraro is Treasurer and Mark W. McCreary is Secretary.

Foundation Displays Trophies Won By Seabiscuit The California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) is privileged to be able to display some of the many trophies Seabiscuit earned for owner Charles S. Howard during his illustrious racing career. Four of them now in the CTF’s collection at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) building in Arcadia, and

often displayed in the Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library there, are pictured here. Shown, from left, are the 1938 Hollywood Gold Cup, the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap trophy (rear), a presentation cup from Santa Anita Park marking Seabiscuit’s accomplishments, and the 1938 Pimlico Special trophy.

Burke Library Catalog Available Online The catalog of books in the Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library can be searched online. To check the library holdings go to the California Thoroughbred Breeders

Association (CTBA) website, www.ctba.com, select the “Breeding” drop-down menu, scroll down to “California Thoroughbred Foundation” and click on “Library Catalog.”

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 910666018.

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FEE: $5,000–LIVE FOAL Grade I Stakes-Placed Winner of $119,170 Ran second in the Grade II, Robert B. Lewis Stakes behind subsequent Kentucky Derby-GI and Preakness Stakes-GI winner I’LL HAVE ANOTHER Full brother to two-time Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic winner and Eclipse champion ROYAL DELTA. EMPIRE WAY is by EMPIRE MAKER, among the leading sires with 42 stakes winners topped by champion ROYAL DELTA, millionaire and multiple GI winner PIONEEROF THE NILE, who was second in the Kentucky Derby GI, and BODEMEISTER ($1,304,800), Arkansas Derby GI, 2nd in the Kentucky Derby GI, and Preakness Stakes GI. 2013 graded stakes winners include EMOLLIENT, MAGICAL FEELING and BROADWAY EMPIRE. Out of the multiple graded stakes-winning A.P. INDY mare DELTA PRINCESS, who is a full sister to GI winner INDY FIVE HUNDRED and a half-sister to Italian Group I winner BIONDETTI.

Eastern Echo—Drapeau, by Raja Baba FEE: $3,000–LIVE FOAL

Perennial Leading Sire Of 2-Year-Olds Sire of Champion Sprinter, U. S. and California THOR’S ECHO, and California Champion 2-Year-Old TILDE, the leading money winner among California-bred 2-Year-Olds of 2012.. Progeny Earnings in 2013 are over $1. 3 Million, led by 2-year-old, SWISS LAKE YODELER ($125,600), 2 wins in three starts at 2, Golden State Juvenile Fillies. Average Earnings Per Starter $47,404. Inquiries to Terry Lovingier (562) 547-9848/FAX: (562) 988-0094 e-mail: terry@lovco.com

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A Heated Battle California Sires by GENE WILLIAMS Here they are, battling in their signature racing style as they head into the final days to determine who is to be California’s top stallion for 2013. One can almost imagine the words coming from Santa Anita Park’s full-throated race caller Trevor Denman: “They’re coming as one toward the finish line!” It’s that close. The equines in question are the reigning champion sire Unusual Heat and the horse that would—or could—be king, Tribal Rule. The question remains: Will it be Unusual Heat, who stands at Harris Farms in Coalinga, for the sixth consecutive year or will upstart Tribal Rule, who’s at Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona, unseat the champion? The race for stallion honors has been neck-and-neck, with the lead changing hands frequently as offspring pile up victories and earnings. Through Nov. 30, it stood this way: Unusual Heat, $4,584,389; Tribal Rule, $4,414,030. The closeness of the race was reflected in the fluctuations over a seven-day period in early November. Here’s how it progressed: Through Nov. 3, Tribal Rule led by $17,983; through Nov. 7, Unusual Heat led by $24,539; through Nov. 9, Unusual Heat led by $1,690; and through Nov. 10, Tribal Rule was back on top, but by just $806. The progeny earnings for Unusual Heat and Tribal Rule put them both in the top 50 on the general sire list. The duo were placed ahead of such superstar stallions as Bernardini, Arch, Midnight Lute, Artie Schiller and the two-time Eclipse Horse of the Year, Curlin. As for the other stallions standing in California, Eddington, who stood at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky, until moving to Ballena Vista Farm this past summer, ranked a distant third with $3,564,360. His top earner for the year is the Kentucky-bred Secret Circle, winner of the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (grade I). If numbers held the answer to winning this year’s earn-

ings race, the edge would go to Tribal Rule who, as of the end of November, had 199 starters this year to Unusual Heat’s 122. The number of winners also favors Tribal Rule with 102 on the year, compared to Unusual Heat’s 62. The latter holds an edge in stakes winners, nine to seven, but Tribal Rule has two graded stakes winners to none for Unusual Heat. Even though the numbers favor Tribal Rule over the long haul, many of Unusual Heat’s sons and daughters have placed in a number of black-type races throughout the year. Harris Auerbach, a partner with Madeline Auerbach in the Unusual Heat Syndicate who passionately tracks all the sire’s progeny, acknowledges that Tribal Rule has many more runners around “and is having a great year.” It’s not unusual, so to speak, for the reigning champion’s runners to be pursuing six-figure purses on a regular basis, the main reason that the earnings pendulum seems to swing his way. Harris Auerbach said he expects Surfcup to be Unusual Heat’s major earner for the year, but he sees four other Unusual Heat runners pushing for that spot as 2013 winds down. The quartet is He Be Fire N Ice, Starspangled Heat, Unusual Way and Gervinho. Of the four, He Be Fire N Ice and Gervinho have made the biggest news. The former won Del Mar’s California Dreamin’ Handicap prior to finishing second in the Del Mar Mile Stakes and Santa Anita’s City of Hope Mile Stakes, both grade II events. Gervinho won Del Mar’s Oceanside Stakes and finished second in a division of the Del Mar Derby (grade II) and third in Santa Anita’s Twilight Derby (grade III) . The leading earner for Tribal Rule is Ethnic Dance, whose $249,500 figure includes money earned through a victory in the other division of the Del Mar Derby.

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by LISA GROOTHEDDE Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (grade I) with New Year’s Day and the Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (grade I) with Secret Circle. The latter, a four-year-old colt whose grade I-winning sire, Eddington, recently relocated from Kentucky to stand at Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona, is conditioned by Baffert for his fellow California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) members Karl Watson, Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman. Also saddling Breeders’ Cup winners this year were the Southern California trainers Richard Mandella, whose Breeders’ Cup Distaff (grade I) heroine Beholder was ridden by Stevens, Doug O’Neill, who captured the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (grade I) with Goldencents and locally based jockey Rafael Bejarano, and Mike Puype, whose stable star Mizdirection defeated males in the GEICO Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (grade I) for the second straight year with Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith in the irons. Smith, the all-time leading rider of Breeders’ Cup races, brought his series tally to 20 wins with his triumphs aboard Mizdirection, Outstrip (GB) in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (grade I) and London Bridge in the Breeders’ Cup Marathon (grade II). In addition to the five races won by California-based horses, the 2013 Breeders’ Cup yielded a fair allotment of its $23 million in purse money. European runners accounted for wins in five races, while East Coast shippers collected four Breeders’ Cup trophies of their own, led by the reigning Eclipse Horse of the Year, Wise Dan, who successfully defended his 2012 title in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (grade I). In acknowledgment of its popularity as a host site, Santa Anita will become the first racetrack to conduct three consecutive editions of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships when the elite event returns to the Arcadia oval on Oct.31Nov. 1, 2014.

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“Popular; I’ll help you be popular,” Kristin Chenoweth famously sang as one of the original Broadway performers in the 2004 Tony Award-winning musical “Wicked.” Last month, Chenoweth did just that when she took the stage at Santa Anita Park to sing the official theme song of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships—“The Best is Yet to Come”—as the contenders paraded to the twilight post for the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Classic (grade I), a $4.6 million race which brought the two-day event to a thrilling finale in front of a live, nationally televised audience when Racing Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, a 50-year-old veteran who returned from retirement earlier this year, expertly guided last year’s Classic runner-up, Mucho Macho Man, to a nose victory which established Florida-based trainer Kathy Ritvo, a heart transplant recipient, as the first female trainer to win North America’s richest horse race. It was a fitting and emotional ending for the 30th edition of the Breeders’ Cup, which debuted at Hollywood Park in 1984 and returned to Santa Anita for the seventh time and second consecutive year on Nov. 1-2, and which boasted improvements in both attendance and handle figures. Breeders’ Cup officials reported total attendance of 94,628, a five percent increase over Santa Anita’s 2012 hosting stint; meanwhile, overall handle for the 14 Breeders’ Cup races improved to $136,539,014, a seven percent boost over last year’s 15-race Breeders’ Cup showcase. Although the six California-bred runners who competed in the 2013 Breeders’ Cup races amassed no wins or placings, five horses with California connections succeeded in their respective outings. Leading the local pack this year, with victories in two Breeders’ Cup races, was Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who paired with jockey Martin Garcia for winning efforts in the

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by GENE WILLIAMS trained by Hall of Fame conditioner Jerry Hollendorfer, tracked the leaders from an up-close position that put her in a perfect spot from which to launch her winning bid in the field of 10. She took the lead at the sixteenth pole under jockey Julien Leparoux and strode home with plenty of room to spare. The victory was the second in three lifetime starts and the $110,000 winner’s portion of the purse upped her career earnings to $125,600. Larry Williams, who owns Tree Top Ranches in Parma, Idaho, a mere 40 miles from state capital Boise, acknowledged that the success of Swiss Lake Yodeler is considered somewhat of a surprise. “On the farm, she wouldn’t have been considered one of the top picks, but she certainly has turned into a nice filly; an overachiever for sure,” Williams said, who also credits Hollendorfer for some of that. “Jerry always seems to get the best out of his horses.” After giving up the lead to the winner, Moving Desert, sired by 2008 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Desert Code and bred and owned by Harris Farms in Coalinga, California, still had plenty of run left, crossing the wire 3 1/4 lengths ahead of Rovenna, bred and owned by Donald Dizney, a Floridian who breeds in the Golden State on occasion. The time for the mile was 1:37.58. Moving Desert, bred and owned by Harris Farms, once again was good enough to be runner-up but not the winner. In her six career starts, the filly has never been out of the money, finishing first once, second three times and third twice. Her maiden win came on opening day at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on July 17. It was a bit different for Better Bet, bred, owned and trained by Mike Harrington and ridden by veteran jockey Martin Pedroza. Out of the two-time winner Short Sentence, by Swiss Yodeler, he pressed the pace early from second place before taking the lead at the half-mile pole. From there, he

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Though California-breds didn’t fare too well in Breeders’ Cup races over the Nov. 1-2 weekend at Santa Anita Park, a couple of California-bred juveniles had their day in the sun when two races for runneres bred or sired in California were run Nov. 1, as supporting stakes on that day’s Breeders’ Cup card. It marked the first time such restricted races were included on the Breeders’ Cup program and proved to be a solid showcase for state-breds. At a mile on the main dirt track, Swiss Lake Yodeler won the $200,500 Golden State Juvenile Fillies Stakes and Better Bet was victorious in the $200,250 Golden State Juvenile Stakes. The former, a daughter of Lovacres Ranch’s Swiss Yodeler, was the more emphatic winner of the two, clearing runner-up Moving Desert by 2 1/4 lengths. Better Bet, a son of Ranchio San Miguel’s Southern Image, was a half-length to the good of Electric Eddie in the Juvenile. In the Juvenile Fillies, Swiss Lake Yodeler, bred and owned by Larry and Marianne Williams of Boise, Idaho, and

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at Harris Farms where Swiss Lake Yodeler was foaled, before moving to Lovacres for the 2013 breeding season. He has been a prolific producer of early runners and winners. In the case of Swiss Lake Yodeler, the filly not only gained early-run skills from her sire, but also from her broodmare sire Meadowlake who sired, among others, 1990 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (grade I) and Eclipse Award winner Meadow Star. Also as a broodmare sire, he’s responsible for Henny Hughes, second in the 2005 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (grade I) and sire of Beholder, winner of the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies and 2013 Breeders’ Cup Distaff, both grade I events. After the race, jockey Leparoux was all smiles and praise for the winner. “She put me in the right position right away,” the rider said. “We knew she would put me on the lead or close to the pace and we were happy about that because of the way the track is playing (very fast on the day). My horse just kept on going at the end.” Trainer Hollendorfer’s take: “We just wanted to get out of the gate and on our way so we wouldn’t get too far out of it, and it worked out.” It was the first stakes outing for the filly, who became the first black-type winner for her dam Domasko Lake. Her granddam Domasco Danielle produced Delta Danielle by Lord Avie who, in turn, produced the very successful Our New Recruit, winner of the 2004 Dubai Golden Shaheen (group I).

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opened a daylight lead reaching three lengths in the stretch before cashing in by a half-length in front of a closing Electric Eddie, bred and owned by Paul Reddam. Better Bet, coming off a seventh-place finish in Santa Anita’s FrontRunner Stakes (grade I), was dismissed at 47-1 odds and paid his backers a whopping $96.00 to win. The victory was worth $110,000 and sent his career earnings to $190,130 from a record of two wins, a second and a third from nine starts. Pedroza apparently did his homework well because after the race he said, “I watched the tape of his last race. . .and I could see he got forced out really wide on the first turn. He was out toward the middle of the racetrack and you could see that he didn’t run that bad. I wanted to get him into the race and we were able to save ground pretty good into the first turn. When I asked him, he gave me everything he had.” Trainer Harrington had this to say: “I knew Martin fit the horse to a tee. . .I’m not sure it was that important to get in front today because the horse is tactical. . .Like all horse races, things just had to turn out right. Fortunately, in a $200,000 race, things turned out right.” The victory was the first black-type earned for the broodmare, Short Sentence, who resides at Lovacres Farm. Better Bet is her second foal. Tamarando, bred and owned also by the Williamses and winner of the Sept. 4 Del Mar Futurity (grade I), finished another length back in third. The time was 1:37.53. Tamarando was foaled at Harris Farms. Over the two races, Harrington had to feel quite a bit of pride, even though winning only one of the two. As noted, the broodmare of his winner was sired by Swiss Yodeler and the victorious filly was also by Swiss Yodeler. Why would that make Harrington proud? Consider that Harrington trained and raced Swiss Yodeler for long-time client Heinz Steinmann, sending the fine runner out to post a record of six wins, a second and eight thirds in 24 career starts from the ages of two to five. His purse earnings hit $761,442, with $617,200 coming as a juvenile. Harrington has trained numerous Swiss Yodeler progeny over the years. The horse retired to stud in 1999, standing

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by STEVE SCHUELEIN Karl Watson and Paul Weitman both believe in had already started with Baffert and persuaded Watson horsepower. to join him with the white-haired wizard, an Arizona Rival automobile dealers in Arizona for more native on a tear in California. than three decades, the Tucson residents formed a Weitman, a lanky 6’ 3” former college basketpartnership in Thoroughbred ownership that has ball player and high school coach from Georgia, garnered some of the most coveted prizes in the became a major sports booster at the Universisport during the last decade. ty of Arizona along with Watson and named The “W&W Boys” have stood for Win the promising colt for former football & Win, first as a twosome and more coach Mike Stoops. recently with Mike Pegram, a trio that The pair continued to have good luck trainer Bob Baffert has signed off on as naming young horses for Wildcat coach“The Three Amigo” with several sales pures. Baffert made another call a few chases. months after purchasing Da Stoops and Watson and Weitman both labeled a informed Watson and Weitman of an California-bred colt they named Da Stoops unraced two-year-old colt he wanted to buy as the trigger in their meteoric rise to fame. ”Bob spotted for them in partnership with Pegram. him after he no-saled at Del Mar as The horse was the first they a yearling and bought him for us for bought with Pegram, a casual $90,000,” recalled Watson. acquaintance they had met as a Da Stoops went on to win four long-time owner with Baffert. stakes, including an unprecedented Weitman suggested naming him triple of Sunshine Millions, Gold Midnight Lute after since-retired Rush and California Cup races in basketball coach Lute Olson. Weit2006. He earned $640,906 and was man explained that Olson acquired sold for $2.5 million to stand stud in the nickname from rival University Florida, where he is now based at of Nevada, Las Vegas basketball Hallmarc Stallions. coach Jerry Tarkanian after winning “We made a handsome score, a recruiting battle for a prize Caliand it was off to the races,” said fornia prospect at the last minute. Mike Pegram, Paul Weitman and Karl Watson Midnight Lute, a son of PegramWatson. (left to right). owned Kentucky Derby winner Real Weitman agreed. “He was the first really good horse we had to amount to anything,” said Weit- Quiet, took Watson and Weitman to new heights with conman. Both struggled for several years after entering the sport secutive victories in the 2007 and 2008 Breeders’ Cup individually during the 1990s before uniting forces in 1999. Sprint (grade I), the former the clincher for an Eclipse “After we got our noses bloodied a few times, we decided Award as champion sprinter. we could share those losses,” quipped Watson. Weitman After earning $2,690,600 on the track, the trio retired

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the highly-ranked Wildcats will make another big run during March Madness. Secret Circle served as a good advertisement for California breeding as the first grade I winner by his sire, Eddington, who will stand his first season in this state next year. The 12-year-old son of Unbridled was moved from Claiborne Farm in Kentucky to Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona and will stand for a $3,500 fee. Watson and Weitman have also become more directly involved with California since they retired Coil to stud at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez at the beginning of the year. In partnership with Pegram, the pair transferred four broodmares from Kentucky who were bred to Coil, who was booked to 77 mares in his first year. His stud fee will remain at $5,000. “We have a sire and broodmares in California and we race in California,” said Watson of the duo’s decision to join the CTBA this year. The pair own about 55 horses, all but half a dozen in partnership with Pegram, and are looking to devote more time to their favorite hobby. Both are delegating more responsibilities in their car dealerships to family members. Watson, 63, is turning over more work to sons Joe and Bo and son-in-law Francisco DelBosque in his Chevrolet and Infiniti operations. Weitman, 70, is likewise handing over more duties to sons Neal and Craig in his Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Mini Cooper, Range Rover, Kia, Lexus and Jaguar businesses. They both want to see more speed from four legs than four wheels. Watson, a Kansas City native, recalled becoming a fan during the late 1970s at Ak-Sar-Ben in Nebraska, where he “got the horse-racing bug.” Weitman became infected later after befriending Baffert’s brother, Bill, who introduced him to the trainer. “They invited me to the Kentucky Derby in 1996, when (Cal-bred) Cavonnier ran second to Grindstone in a photo finish,” said Weitman. “That’s when I got Derby Fever. When I came home, I said, ‘Get me a horse.’” That started the dream ride. Weitman said the success formula has been relatively simple. “Bobby is the coach, and we let him coach,” said Weitman. ”We have a great trainer, have a great partnership and have had some good luck.”

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Midnight Lute to stud at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Kentucky, where he will stand for a $25,000 fee next year. During the same two years as Midnight Lute’s biggest wins, Watson and Weitman also enjoyed the prowess of Tough Tiz’s Sis, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Cal-bred star Tiznow. She won a pair of grade I stakes, the 2007 Lady’s Secret Stakes and 2008 Ruffian Handicap, and finished a creditable second to Zenyatta in the 2008 Vanity Handicap (grade I) while earning $903,792. The pair retained ownership of Tough Tiz’s Sis after retirement to the broodmare ranks at Hill ‘n’ Dale, where she is in foal to Midnight Lute for the third time. Da Stoops, Midnight Lute and Tough Tiz’s Sis only opened the floodgates. The racing gods continued to smile upon the triumvirate with Lookin At Lucky, an Eclipse Award winner in both 2009 and 2010. He won five grade I stakes, including the 2010 Preakness Stakes, at two and three and earned $3,307,278 before being sold privately for stallion duties. He stands at Ashford Stud in Kentucky. The trio’s cup continued to flow over with the likes of: Drill, winner of the 2011 Del Mar Futurity (grade I); Coil, winner of the 2011 Haskell Invitational Stakes (grade I) and 2012 Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes (grade I); and Executiveprivilege, winner of the 2012 Del Mar Debutante Stakes (grade I), as well as Chandelier Stakes (grade I) and an Eclipse Award runner-up. The beat went on this year with victories by Fiftyshadesofhay in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (grade II) and Midnight Lucky in the Acorn Stakes (grade I), setting the table for a score by Secret Circle in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, their third in that race. “That’s actually our fourth win in a Breeders’ Cup sprint,” said Watson, citing a victory by Secret Circle in the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint. “Bobby’s pretty much got us spoiled,” said Watson after his most recent taste of heaven. “The bar is set pretty high.” Both used the word “blessed” to describe their good fortune. Weitman said he will never get tired of the thrill of victory. “It always feels good to win a big race,” he said. “There is nothing like winning. I don’t care if it’s a Breeders’ Cup race or the NCAA basketball championship.” Weitman cheered Arizona to that title in 1997, and is optimistic that

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by RUDI GROOTHEDDE Continental’s two-time winner and $114,899-earner More Cal Bread and is scheduled to make her next start in Hollywood Park’s grade II, $150,000 Bayakoa Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on Dec. 7. Jockey Talamo said after the Cat’s Cradle win, “I was glad I was able to get to the outside. That was the only concern for (Lewis) and I. It looked like (Sister Kate) was the only speed and I was fortunate enough to get around her. She is such a classy filly and obviously loves this track. I think the farther the better with her.” A Weekend Williams Sweep With his victory in the non-restricted Real Quiet Stakes worth $100,750 on Nov. 23, Tamarando became the first of two Larry and Marianne Williams homebreds to win stakes races within a period of less than 24 hours. A two-year-old son of pensioned Bertrando, the dark bay or brown colt increased his bankroll to $495,595 from three wins, a second and two thirds in seven trips to post. Ridden exclusively by Julien Leparoux in his previous starts, Tamarando’s win by 3 1/4 lengths in 1:44.22 for the 1 1/16-mile main track trip came with Rafael Bejarano in the irons. From post position six, the 5-2 second wagering choice closed from last in the field of eight to make up as much as 10 lengths with a four-wide bid that defeated fellow Cal-bred Electric Eddie, bred and owned by Paul Reddam. Karma King finished a further three quarters of a length behind in third, ahead of the 6-5 race favorite Green Mask. Unplaced at Hollywood Park in his debut on June 30, Tamarando broke his maiden two starts later going 5 1/2

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On the all-weather Cushion Track surface at Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood last month, a trio of runners foaled in California each earned $60,000 for winning stakes races in the silks of their breeders. She’s Only Just Begun On Nov. 17, the 17th edition of the $100,000 Cat’s Cradle Handicap, for fillies and mares three-year-old and up bred or sired in the Golden State, was won by Warren’s Veneda, a Benjamin Warren homebred. By Affrimative, a resident of Farrell W. Jones Thoroughbred Farm, this sophomore filly justified her 3-5 favoritism in the five-strong field of black-type winners with a three quarters of a length victory over Curvy Cat, bred and owned by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds. Finishing a further 5 1/4 lengths back in third was frontrunner Sister Kate followed by another Cal-bred in Qiaona, while the grade II-winning Kentucky-bred Ciao Bella Luna completed the order of finish. The final time for 7 1/2 furlongs on the main track was 1:29.72. With Joe Talamo aboard, the Craig Lewis trainee raced in third after jumping from the inside post position before taking the lead in mid-stretch for a triumph that improved her record to 10-5-1-2 and $282,064 in earnings. The chestnut filly only began her racing career in April of this year, winning that same month’s $62,000 Alphabet Kisses Stakes at Hollywood Park prior to three stakes placings since. Now a three-time winner in Inglewood, including on the turf, she is also a winner on the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s synthetic Polytrack and the dirt at Santa Anita Park. Warren’s Veneda is the seventh and final foal out of Flying

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Williamses bred in Kentucky and now stand at Harris Farms, this chestnut has a 23-5-5-6 record with earnings of $687,842. Against seven fellow Cal-breds, the bettors’ 2-1 second choice broke from the inside post position before racing wide on both the backstretch and the turn in this 7 1/2-furlong test. After taking the lead in the lane, Rousing Sermon posted a winning time of 1:29.73 in a 1 1/4-length win over the 8-5 favorite Cyclometer who finished a further 2 1/2 lengths clear of Mobilized. Hollendorfer’s assistant Dan Ward said after the 30th renewal of the On Trust, “Same colors, same owner and same rider. Pretty good. He always runs hard and he runs fast. He’s sound and happy. I think if he gets lucky he could win a big race next year.” Rousing Sermon is no stranger to big races, having finished second in the $750,000 CashCall Futurity at two and eighth in last year’s $2,219,600 Kentucky Derby, both grade I events. The second of three foals out of Rousing Again, a 2000 daughter of Awesome Again who won six times and earned $136,780, this winner of the 2011 California Cup Juvenile Stakes worth $100,000 certainly appears to have a bright future considering that defeated the like of Eclipse champions Hansen and Trinniberg and fellow grade I winners Alpha and take Charge Indy in “The Run for the Roses” during 2012.

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furlongs on the main track at Del Mar before coming back 17 days later to win that seaside track’s grade I, $301,500 Del Mar Futurity on Sept. 4. He then ran third in both Santa Anita’s Sept. 28 FrontRunner Stakes (grade I) and $200,250 Golden State Juvenile Stakes held during the first day of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1. “I think he will definitely run in the (grade I, $750,000) CashCall Futurity (Dec. 14),” stated his trainer Jerry Hollendorfer after the eighth running of the Real Quiet. “He just loves the distance,” added the Hall of Famer of the sixth foal of racing age out of 14-year-old Tamarack Bay, by Dehere. The other three foals to race out of this graded stakes-placed, three-time winner of $218,965 are all winners: Tamarack Smarty (2006), also stakes-placed in 2011; Luckarack (2008), a stakes winner at two, three and four; and U’narack (2010), winner of Del Mar’s $200,000 Real Good Deal Stakes this year. More Of The Same The same connections celebrated in the winner’s circle the next day, following the win by four-year-old colt Rousing Sermon in the $100,750 On Trust Handicap for three-year-olds and up. By the grade II-placed stakes winner Lucky Pulpit, whom the

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by JIM AHERN & CYNTHIA GUMBER (CAL POLY) A continuing research project at Cal Poly SLO is looking at the impacts of state-bred or state-restricted race “event days” on race day attendance and on-track wagering. The first such effort focused on the California state-bred racing event days (SBED), California Cup, California Gold Rush and Sunshine Millions at Santa Anita Park and Betfair Hollywood Park. A more recent effort expands the data set to include other such events from around the country, including Empire Classics, Minnesota Championships, Florida’s Sunshine Millions, Maryland Millions, etc. Data analyzed in this project was collected from numerous sources including the Daily Racing Form, Equibase, and individual racetrack and state-bred organization websites. Through the first effort of the project SBED race charts were collected for the years 2009-2011. The data set was expanded through the recommendation of the use of Equibase Historical Results page, which facilitated and granted access to historical race charts.

Information was recorded for individual race days or race cards for the annual events and also for the same racing day of the week for the week before and the week after the SBED. The sample is approaching 190 race days with a goal of including all such programs available in the United States and Canada. Some racing calendar idiosyncrasies make required adjustments such as a SBED falling on the opening or closing weekend of a race meet, which has occurred in several states (e.g., Minnesota and Texas). In such cases, we used the two following weeks or the two preceding weeks’ cards unless another track was operating in the same urban market area (e.g., California (Santa Anita and Hollywood Park) and New York). Preliminary results show that the “event days” generally appear to outperform the control days, as suggested in Table 1 below. SBED on average have better numbers in many categories, including all sources wagers ($1,000), attendance on track, purses ($1,000), runners/race, and total runners.

Table 1. State Average Values for Selected Variables in State-Bred Event Day Sample. Preliminary result. Location State(tracks)

All Source Wagers (1,000) SBED

CA (SA, Hol) $11,161 FL (CRC, GP) $8,256 IL (AP) $4,420 IA (PrM) $1,855 LA (EvD) $1,424 MD(LRL)1 $2,267 MI(PNL) $93 MN (Cby) $701 NM (ZP) $654 NY (Aqu, Bel) $11,646 OH (Tdn) $690 OK (RP) $165 PA (Prx) $1,449 TX (Hou)1 $1,257 WA (EmD) $1,199 WVa(CT) $1,375 Grand Mean

$3,038

Attendance

Cont

SBED

Cont

$12,200 $7,149 $3,286 $323 $967 $1,015 $62 $380 $246 $9,821 $393 $77 $1,592 $918 $924 $946

13,772 8,960 NR NR NR 21,989 NR 10,267 2,542 5,627 n/a NR NR 5,706 NR 3,094

$2,519

9,464

Purse (1,000) SBED

Cont

11,894 6,580 NR NR NR 2,889 NR 5,978 1,096 5,140 NR NR NR 2,613 NR 1,014

$1,103 $1,331 $688 $685 $1,000 $1,110 $281 $417 $1,910 $989 $443 $847 $1,012 $525 $300 $1,498

$543 $502 $240 $189 $151 $193 $80 $122 $236 $458 $49 $173 $688 $104 $96 $140

4,942

884

248

Race Days SBED

Runners/Race

Runners

Cont

SBED

Cont

SBED

Cont

9 6 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 3 3

18 12 6 6 6 6 4 3 6 6 6 6 6 2 6 6

8.3 9.0 8.8 8.3 9.2 8.8 7.9 7.3 10.1 10.0 8.5 9.1 8.8 10.1 6.7 9.7

8.4 8.9 8.1 9.6 8.9 8.1 6.7 6.5 8.2 8.6 7.4 9.8 7.5 9.1 6.9 8.7

85 101 97 89 105 100 72 79 112 101 71 92 123 101 68 88

83 95 85 95 93 80 60 53 93 83 58 94 81 91 69 79

3

7

8.8

8.2

92.8

80.8

Notes: SBED - State-Bred Event Day, Cont - Control race day observations week before and after at the same track, same day of the week, NR – not reported. 1-Texas reported two SBED at Sam Houston Race Park, 2009 and 2011, attendance was reported for both SBED, but only for 1 of 4 control days. Maryland attendance numbers were often not reported, especially control days. Sources: The Blood-Horse On-Line, Equibase and Daily Racing Form Charts. (This sample will be enhanced by data from Monmouth Park, Lone Star Park, Tampa Bay Downs and others that reported attendance in the near future.)

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Unusual Heat—Winning in Style, by Silveyville • Fee: $15,000-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. Leading Money-Earner with Lifetime Earnings of $1,958,084. Son of five-time California Champion sire UNUSUAL HEAT.

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 • FEE: PRIVATE TREATY-LIVE FOAL 80% Winners From Starters More Than $60,000 Average Earnings Per Runner, including 2012 NTRA Stakes VALENTINE BOY and multiple winners Cyclometer ($195,954), Circle the Moon ($191,060) and Elana Mar ($96,972). By multiple Grade 1 winner GRAND SLAM, out of stakes winner ELIOT CHACER, also the dam of Grade 3-placed stakes winner CONCHACER.

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) 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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Table 2. SBED and Control Race Day Descriptive Metrics Total Sample Statistics by Racetrack, 2009-2011. VARIABLE

N

MEAN

SE MEAN

ST DEV

MINIMUM

Q1

MEDIAN

Q3

MAXIMUM

Runners/Race

163

8.4552

0.0907

1.1575

5.78

7.57

8.580

9.300

10.9

Total Purse M

163

526.0

37.3

475.8

38.2

169.0

356.0

820

2,232

Open Purse M

163

245.8

21.8

278.8

0.0

72.7

169.0

289

1,735

SBED Purse M

163

280.3

35.6

455.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

530

2,050

Attendance

68

8,506

840

6,926

532

3,130

6,116

11,211

26,694

On Track M

130

673

82.8

944.5

26.5

81.5

162.0

1,076.3

3,954.9

One way of separating the “test events” (SBED days) from nearby “control” (same track week before or after SBED) observations is to execute an analysis of variance (ANOVA) process which studies the behavior of people and whether or not it is the same depending on certain factors. This method calculates the averages for both the test and control race days. The basic hypothesis or idea is that if SBED’s increase attendance and wagering then their means will be either equal to or greater than the controls, and verifiable by statistical test. When the mean of the SBED is separated from the mean of SBED there will be a numerical difference, seen below in attendance (Table 3). The key point being that the means of the test and control in the previous ANOVA were statistically different which in turn means that attendance on SBED days was greater (recognizable by non-statistician/ analyst). Attendance averaged over 10,000 per SBED (for 26 of these events) and a lower 6,900 attendance average for the proximal or nearby weeks’ open race or non-STBD race cards. This is nearly a 50 percent (45 percent) increase over the open race days for the same day of the week the week before and the week after.

Table 3. Attendance vs. State Bred Event Days versus Controls, 2009-2011 One-Way ANOVA. SOURCE SBED Error Total LEVEL 0 -CONTROLS 1 - SBED S = 6606

R-SQ = 6.62%

DF 1 65 66

SS 201,076,318 2,836,147,010 3,037,223,329

MS 201,076,318 43,633,031

F 4.61*

P 0.036

N

MEANS

ST DEV

--+---------+---------+---------+-------

41

6,929

5,834

26

10,484

7,680

(--------*-------) (---------*----------) -+---------+---------+---------+-------5000 7500 10000 12500

POOLED STDEV= 6606

*-INDICATES STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE AT A=0.05 LEVEL.

The ANOVA test enabled us to determine there was a statistical difference in the means of the controls and the test days. To enhance the understanding of why the difference was occurring Ordinarily Least Squares regression models were run. In conclusion, the regression model determined, that attendance is effected by the number or runners/race (full fields), the quality of horses attracted by bigger prize money or purses, adverse weather days, concurrent running of big races elsewhere (such as Triple Crown or Breeders’ Cup events), holiday racing, if the racing venue changes location, and lastly big racing states with nexus of a large racing community, both horsemen and fans (much like business strategist Michael Porter’s industrial clusters of Silicon Valley or New York’s financial district).

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Industry Insight Cont’d. Table 4. SBED Models- Race Day Attendance Factors. ATTENDANCE = 20319 – 2047 RNRS/RACE + 4.58 TOTAL PURSEM – 2291 DCOND. + 9290 DMAJOR + 7050 DTRACK + 5530 DCA + 14483 MD + 2148 DNY PREDICTOR

COEF

T

Constant

20,319

3.83*

Runners/Race

-2,047

-3.09*

Total PurseM

4.5790

3.09*

Dcond

-2,291

-1.14

Dmajor

9,290

3.48*

dTrack

7,050

3.30*

DCA

5,530

2.82*

DMD

14,483

4.82*

DNY

2,148

0.70

Analysis of Variance SOURCE

DF

SS

MS

F

P

Regression

8

1,664,200,908

208,025,114

8.79*

0.00

Residual Error

58

1,373,022,421

23,672,800

Total

66

3,037,223,329

S = 4,865.47 R-SQ = 54.8% R-SQADJ = 48.6% D-W STATISTIC = 1.66 *-INDICATES STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE AT A=0.05 LEVEL.

Where: Att= Attendance on race day On TrackM= Amount of On-Track wagering on state bred event days (in thousands) Rnrs/Race- Average number of runners per race Runners= Total runners on the days card PurseM= Open race purses (in thousands) SBEDPurM= SBED race purses (in thousands) SBED- a state bred event, (1 if SBED, 0 else) DMajor- Other prominent races occurring the same day (BC, Belmont, Preakness, Kentucky Derby) DCond- Track conditions on race day (0 if fast or firm and 1 if other) DTrack- Changes in track occur (0 if no track change, 1 if change)

Conclusions

The effects for the various racing states were dependent on each market’s location and size, the size of the racing and breeding programs, but an overall increase in attendance and wagering on state-bred event days was apparent. In overall on-track wagering, California and New York’s state-bred programs were significantly larger. These states displayed increases in on-track wagering when considered against the control observations (race days) the same day of the week before and week after the events. The attendance responses show increased attendance on SBED and specifically in the states of California and New York. Runners per race, purse amount, condition of the track, and other major races occurring on the day had effects on the number of patrons attending as well. While states with prominent racing programs experienced increases in attendance and wagering on these event days, substantial improvements in the state bred race programs in other states occurred. Local racing stars often stay at home and develop a following in their local markets, while major national stars often shun these smaller market locations. Several states seem to be shifting from a state-bred program to a combination of state-bred and state-sired programs.

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by MARCIE HEACOX 2008 edition of the $150,000 TVG Khaled Stakes at Hollywood and was also making his showing debut. Co-owner Lisa Pratt said he’s “possible” for a rematch. While Lava Man and Mr. Wolverine are uncertain, another gelding has received the green light for his showing debut— Kinsale King. The eight-year-old millionaire is best known for his victory in the group I, $2,000,000 Dubai Golden Shaheen at Meydan Racecourse in 2010. He retired from racing in June and worked as trainer Carl O’Callaghan’s stable pony for one month before entering show training with Jane E. Steiner at TLC Riding Center in Norco. Steiner trains and rides hunter/jumpers, including TCHS competitors Sarafan, a grade I winner, and Fighting Furrari, one of the stars of the 2003 film “Seabiscuit.” O’Callaghan himself will ride Kinsale King over jumps in the Trainer and Jockey Calcutta, a new event created to help bridge the gap between the racetrack and show arena. In another nod to racing, spectators will be able to “bet” their favorite horse or rider, with half of the pool donated to the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA). O’Callaghan said he entered Kinsale King in jump training to ward off boredom and to showcase him in a different way. “I'm just looking to go out there with a smile and let ‘King’ and I enjoy ourselves and show the people that it’s okay to have a horse off the track,” O’Callaghan said. In addition to the Calcutta, there will be a wide variety of dressage, showjumping and hunter/jumper classes, as well as more unique contests such as western pleasure and egg-andspoon races. Series point champions will be crowned in three marquee events—the Hess Equine Hunter Derby, Santa Anita Park Jumper Stakes and Schroeder Farms English & Western Dressage Challenge—each with a $1,500 purse.

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by JACKIE BARNES On Thursday Dec. 26, glorious Santa Anita Park springs to life as it begins is 77th Winter/Spring meeting of racing at its oval in Arcadia. The traditional opening day feature, the grade I Malibu Stakes, has a rich history of being one of the great late season races. Past winners of the seven-furlong event include such Hall of Fame runners as Round Table, Damascus and Buckpasser, along with California-breds Native Diver and Ancient Title. Saturday, Dec. 28 will mark the 50th anniversary of Cal-bred More Megaton’s thrilling victory in the 1963 Malibu Stakes. This dark bay or brown colt was foaled on no less than April Fools Day, April 1, 1960, at the home of his breeder, the J R K Ranch in Monrovia. As More Megaton grew, he showed talent as he progressed toward his two-year-old season. He proved to be a durable runner as he won or placed five times at two, including a third-placed finish in the San Gabriel Valley Stakes at Pomona. Trained by Jimmy Wallace, More Megaton begain his three-year-old season at Santa Anita where he posted backto-back wins on Jan. 29 and Feb. 9. Following four dismal starts he was moved south to the Agua Caliente racktrack in Tijuana. More Megaton took to his new surroundings, winning the $5,555 Baja California Handicap by a half-length in a quick 1:09 4/5 for the six furlongs. He followed this victory with three more wins in a row which culminated in his being named Horse of the Meeting. From mid-May through July, More Megaton had an uneventful Hollywood Park meeting. It wasn’t until his second-placed finish in the $22,325 Del Mar Derby to Olympiad King that he sprang to life. In September, racing moved to Pomona where More

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Megaton had been successfull as a juvenile. He won a hardfought victory over Nevada Battler in the $10,825 Pomona Derby at 1 1/16 miles on Sept. 25. More Megaton returned three days later, to defeat older horses in the $22,700 Pomona Handicap. Based on these performances, he was awarded Horse of the Meeting honors. Wallace then moved him north to the San Francisco area for what would be a series of successful stakes races. It begain with a victory in the $16,800 San Francisco Handicap at Tanforan on Oct. 12. More Megaton then won the $11,650 Albany Handicap at Golden Gate Fields on Nov. 2, and the $10,825 Berkeley Handicap on Nov. 28. That would set him up perfectly for the $30,300 Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita. An enormous field of 16 runners made up the field for the 13th running of the prestigious race. Heading up the field were the stakes winners Viking Spirit and B. Major. It was a ding-dong battle right from the start, with Viking Spirit in the lead. He tired coming to the stretch where More Megaton was beginning to roll from behind. He took the lead to win by a head over Legation and Quita Dude. By season’s end, he had started 34 times with 12 wins, six seconds and a third for earnings of $93,480. At four, More Megaton won two races, including a repeat victory in the $22,550 Pomona Handicap. While at five, he twon twice and finished third in two stakes races. More Megaton retired to stud at the Old English Rancho of his owners, Mr. and Mrs. Ellwood B. Johnston. He stood there from 1965 to 1970, then moved to Mexico in 1971. He sired many winners there, including champions Aparecida (Mex), Maltesa (Mex) and More Victory (Mex). In the United States, he also sired the stakes winner We’re Ready Now ($179,693) and the stakes-placed winners More Distance, Acknowledge Me, Mr. Powerful and Balance Forward. More Megaton’s sire The Pie King (GB) was the champion two-year-old colt in England during 1953, and was also a winner in the United States. He sired many stakes winners, including Real Good Deal ($298,762), Real Sweet Deal and Schatzi Pie. Skylair, the dam of More Megaton, was a winner of $18,610 and finishing second in the Junior League Stakes and third in the La Centinela Stakes. The daughter of leading California sire Khaled (GB) produced six other winners, including stakes victors Madam Gaylady and Bloomer Girl. More Megaton was a hard knocking individual who over the course of his racing career gave us many heart stopping finishes. California’s racing and breeding history are enriched through his contributions to the sport. His career totals were 97-17-15-7 for earnings of $160,280.

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Equine Podiatry & Therapeutic Shoeing

by HEATHER SMITH THOMAS Podiatry is the specialized field that deals with the study and care of the foot, utilizing knowledge of anatomy, pathology, medical and surgical treatment. This is a relatively new field in veterinary medicine; equine podiatrists must be farriers and veterinarians—focusing on the equine foot and how to address its various ailments. Much of what a podiatrist does is therapeutic shoeing. Therapeutic shoeing refers to the various methods and technology utilized to help a hoof recover from injury or some other medical problem or functional impairment. In these situations, a veterinarian and a farrier (or a podiatrist who specializes in both fields) will generally be involved with caring for that foot. Scott Morrison, DVM, head of the podiatry department at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, is one of the first equine clinics to initiate this type of program. Morrison became a farrier more than 25 years ago and later became a veterinarian. “Dr. Rick Redden was probably the first veterinarian who focused on podiatry; he was the pioneer of this field,” says Morrison. “Our clinic was probably the first to take podiatry interns and make it a curriculum and incorporate it into our veterinary practice,” he says. “What we do is rehabilitate feet or resolve foot problems. The majority of our work is with lame feet and serious foot problems that may have limited the horse’s career, or problems that might be life threatening,” explains Morrison.

“We have rehabilitated feet that owners and trainers thought were hopeless; we try to get them back to where the horse is sound again. Much of our work deals with chronic foot problems but we work on critical cases as well, such as laminitis, infections or traumatic injuries to the foot,” he says. His associate, Dr. Vern Dryden, says their podiatry clinic mainly deals with Thoroughbreds, because they make up the majority of horses in their area. “The most common ailment we see in our practice is laminitis, followed by palmar heel pain (navicular syndrome). We also see a lot of foot infections, anything from an abscess to an infected coffin bone, to a puncture wound or septic bursa or coffin joint. We also see a lot of white line disease and thrush, and a few cases of canker. We deal with many toe and quarter cracks, repairing and shoeing these,” he says. “We’ve tried to design a podiatry clinic that could deal with any type of foot problem,” says Morrison. “Farriers and veterinarians refer horses to us. Often farriers and veterinarians work together to resolve foot problems, but sometimes it takes a specialist, someone who works on those problems all the time, to do it proficiently and effectively,” explains Morrison. “We keep the farrier in the loop, especially with be a long-term problem where the farrier will eventually be taking care of the foot again,” he says. The farrier may have to shoe that horse in a certain way for a while, or maybe for the rest of the horse’s life, depending on the situation. “Some chronic problems require constant care from then on. In really critical cases, we just take the case until we get the horse straightened out,” says Morrison. Rood and Riddle has been on the forefront of new developments in treatment and shoeing, utilizing new types of shoes and specialty ways to shoe some of the problem horses. “People send us prototypes of different shoes and ask us to try them and use them, and we test and develop many shoeing techniques,” says Dryden. Today, more veterinarians are becoming interested in farriery, and more farriers are going to vet school. “An increasing number of vet students visit us. There is a huge interest in seeing what we do here,” says Dryden. “We are constantly learning, and doing things differently,” says Morrison. “The way we do things now is a lot different from how we did them five or six years ago; we are constantly finding new ways to treat problems. It’s a new field, always in flux,” he says. Continued on page 66

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Horse Care Cont’d. “We are also rediscovering some of the old techniques that can still be useful. What we do is a combination of rediscovering old techniques and coming up with new ones— finding what works best for the horse,” says Morrison. It’s a big advantage to start out as a farrier and then go to vet school. “It’s tougher if you go through vet school and then decide to get into podiatry,” says Dryden. “It’s tough to do the type of jobs you need to be able to do, if you don’t have the farriery background. You have to earn the respect of the farrier community, as well. It’s hard to break into that unless you’ve been a farrier, too. Then they are more willing to listen to you. You’ll have more credibility, in their eyes,” says Dryden. “Being a farrier first is good background for anyone going into podiatry, because you’ll have seen a lot of feet. It is crucial to know what normal is, before you start dealing with abnormal. It’s important to be able to visualize what the normal foot should be—so you can help a diseased foot get back into a normal situation,” he explains. Podiatry can do much more for certain foot problems than either the veterinarian or the farrier can do alone. “Veterinarians come from one background and farriers from another, and often when treating a problem they disagree or don’t understand each other,” says Morrison. “We now have veterinarian-farrier conferences—so they are getting the same information. Then when they have to work together it’s a lot easier,” he says. The team effort is very important. Many veterinarians are not comfortable working with feet, so it is important that they use farriers as part of the team. It is most beneficial to the horse if the veterinarian and farrier can work together rather than against one another. They can accomplish much more, together. “Most lameness issues are in the feet,” says Morrison. “It’s hard to effectively remedy some of these problems if your horseshoer is primarily accustomed to working on normal feet, with maintenance shoeing. And a veterinarian is generally not confronted with hoof problems. The veterinarian and farrier can sometimes work together effectively, but in many instances you need a specialist to consult or to treat these problems,” he explains. “We are bridging the gap between them, but there is a need for veterinarians specializing in podiatry. If a veterinarian deals with certain types of cases only once every couple of years, he/she is not as comfortable treating these,” says Morrison. The podiatrist is more proficient when working with foot problems all the time. Advances In Therapeutic Shoeing Many of the things we are able to do today to help correct/heal hoof problems and feet/leg problems are the result of space-age technology and new materials, such as glue-on shoes and gels/foams for cushioning. Yet many of the “new” ideas in shoe design are old ones that are simply being rediscovered, according to Pat Reilly (Chief of Farriery Services, New Bolton Center in Pennsylvania).

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“We have a large collection of shoes and specimens of horse’s feet (that came from Germany) that go back to the 1880s, when the vet school here at the University of Pennsylvania was founded. Some of the new ideas used today, such as banana shoes, are not new. They are at least 150 years old. There are also some old shoes that look like our new natural balance shoes, and some ‘air pads’ from 1899. Many of the ‘new’ shoes are just recycled ideas. Glue-on shoes are one of the truly new things in use today,” says Reilly. One of the main things helping farriers/veterinarians/ podiatrists today is better technology for diagnosing some of the foot problems. Often there is need for an accurate diagnosis before a specific trim/shoe can be prescribed to help a foot heal or come back to normal. Any problem in the foot needs to be properly identified. If there is no diagnosis, you are shooting in the dark. Teaming up with veterinary expertise, and in some cases using diagnostic imaging, is important. Travis Burns, lecturer and farrier at Virginia Tech (VirginiaMaryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine), says sometimes you need diagnostic imaging to know exactly what is going on in the foot. “Diagnostic imaging continues to improve (with use of MRI, venograms, thermography, bone scan, CT scan, etc.). In years past we were diagnosing things we thought might be a problem but we weren’t sure—and therefore didn’t have enough guidelines for correcting the problem,” says Burns. “For instance, collateral ligament injuries were not readily diagnosed; this has changed just in the past dozen years. These were not heard of earlier, and now we are making hand-made shoes, penciled-down branches, etc., to deal with these problems. As long as diagnostics continue to improve, we will come up with more solutions,” he says. Continued on page 68

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Horse Care Cont’d. Therapeutic shoeing is a work in progress as we learn more. There are many things we can do now, like glue-on shoes (that can support the foot without the trauma of using nails), that we couldn’t do before and there will be other innovations. “As farriers become more educated our techniques should become better and better,” says Burns. Therapeutic shoeing is on the cutting edge of trying to figure out better ways to try to help horses. “Trying is the key word, here. Most of us are still flying by the seat of our pants, hoping we are doing the right thing for the horse,” he says. Importance Of Communication Therapeutic shoeing must be a team effort with the farrier, veterinarian (or podiatrist) and horse owner/trainer working together. Everyone needs to have a clear idea about what the problem is, and what the proposed treatment/management plan will be. There are several key ingredients that go into making management decisions, and certain things the owner and trainer need to understand. There’s also a certain amount of commitment needed, because in many situations it will be a long-term process. Without the care and commitment of the person caring for the horse, the plan may fail. A positive or negative outcome will depend on this commitment. The average hoof grows approximately a quarter-inch per month so it may take fair amount of time involved to remedy the problem. With therapeutic shoeing there are often two expectations. One is the short-term fix (like a bandaid) and the other is long-term—getting the horse back to normal, if possible. For example, if the farrier or podiatrist is dealing with a quarter crack and the horse is just a few days away from competing in a major race, he may be able to safely compete if temporary stabilization of the crack can be accomplished. After that, you are looking at a long-term program in which it might be necessary to change a multitude of things. This may include rest, to allow the hoof to grow and to repair itself. The farrier may also have to make adjustments in foot balance. The owner/trainer—with the help of the farrier/veterinarian—can look at some of these problems in terms of a proposed short-term solution, versus a long-term solution. In both cases, each plan has to be done with the safety and welfare of the horse in mind. The owner/trainer may have to scrap a certain schedule for competition. This is where communication becomes very important, so everyone is on the same page regarding the treatment/management plan.

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Available Statistics Through November 10, 2013 Leading Sires by Number of Races Won

Leading Sires by Money Won Rank Sire Runners Starts 1. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 1033 2. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . .118 685 3. Eddington‡ . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 770 4. Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . 118 826 5. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 745 6. Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 784 7. Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 529 8. Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 647 9. Southern Image . . . . . . . . . 83 591 10. Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . 61 406 11. Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 294 12. Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 469 13. Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . 53 289 14. Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 371 15. Unbridled Energy# . . . . . . . 89 545 16. In Excess (Ire)* . . . . . . . . . . . 85 505 17. Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . 87 559 18. Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 427 19. Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 212 20. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 262 21. Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . .70 421 22. Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 154 23. Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 307 24. Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 254 25. Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 214 26. Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . 29 168 27. Affirmative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 165 28. Awesome Gambler . . . . . . 41 261 29. Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 392 30. Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 209 31. Perfect Mandate* . . . . . . . . 35 205 32. Cee’s Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 215 33. Popular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 212 34. Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . 71 418 35. Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 68 36. Freespool† . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 268 37. High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 283 38. Tannersmyman . . . . . . . . . . . 42 259 39. Don’tsellmeshort . . . . . . . . . 30 200 40. Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 66 41. Grey Memo . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 155 42. Ten Most Wanted* . . . . . . . . 34 192 43. Momentum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 219 44. Square Eddie . . . . . . . . . . . 10 32 45. Stormy Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 231 46. Peppered Cat . . . . . . . . . . . 19 147 47. Silic (Fr)* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 131 48. Lightnin N Thunder . . . . . . 21 205 49. Iron Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 125 50. Comic Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 165

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Races Won 171 101 115 149 105 112 87 99 94 52 37 52 39 69 76 76 76 56 36 32 41 33 59 39 35 32 19 21 36 22 37 33 28 36 12 43 35 41 22 16 22 12 26 6 33 20 15 23 26 19

Earnings $4,254,131 4,253,325 3,438,699 3,126,247 2,544,554 2,327,715 2,007,656 1,877,778 1,756,435 1,581,607 1,483,132 1,437,499 1,290,495 1,251,800 1,169,839 1,109,174 1,093,479 1,033,333 1,019,301 913,282 893,495 781,217 746,030 731,138 715,292 652,318 634,198 589,859 577,412 545,618 533,820 481,728 466,805 446,786 418,973 389,814 388,385 381,627 374,303 371,532 357,476 345,908 341,137 340,915 339,654 336,287 316,076 312,182 295,131 293,714

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

13. 14. 15. 16. 18. 19.

Runners

Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . .194 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . .118 Eddington‡ . . . . . . . . . . .127 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . .118 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . .100 Southern Image . . . . . . . . 83 Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . .102 Unbridled Energy# . . . . . . 89 In Excess (Ire)* . . . . . . . . . 85 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . 87 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . 81 Good Journey . . . . . . . . . 61 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Freespool† . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . 70 Tannersmyman . . . . . . . . . 42

Starts 1033 826 770 784 745 685 647 591 529 545 505 559 371 307 427 406 469 268 421 259

Races Won 171 149 115 112 105 101 99 94 87 76 76 76 69 59 56 52 52 43 41 41

Earnings $4,254,131 3,126,247 3,438,699 2,327,715 2,544,554 4,253,325 1,877,778 1,756,435 2,007,656 1,169,839 1,109,174 1,093,479 1,251,800 746,030 1,033,333 1,581,607 1,437,499 389,814 893,495 381,627

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

Rank Sire Runners 1. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . .118 2. Square Eddie . . . . . . . . . . . 10 3. Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 4. Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 5. Eddington‡ . . . . . . . . . . . .127 6. Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . 118 7. Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 8. Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 9. Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . 61 10. Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 11. Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . 53 12. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . .110 13. Birdonthewire . . . . . . . . . . . 12 14. Affirmative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 15. Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . 29 16. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . .194 17. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 18. Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 19. Southern Image . . . . . . . . . 83 20. Anziyan Royalty . . . . . . . . . 13

Races Won 101 6 37 12 115 149 36 33 52 16 39 105 4 19 32 171 32 69 94 13

Earnings $4,253,325 340,915 1,483,132 418,973 3,438,699 3,126,247 1,019,301 781,217 1,581,607 371,532 1,290,495 2,544,554 272,491 634,198 652,318 4,254,131 913,282 1,251,800 1,756,435 270,558

Average Earnings/ Runner $36,045 34,092 30,268 29,927 27,076 26,494 26,136 26,041 25,928 24,769 24,349 23,132 22,708 22,650 22,494 21,929 21,745 21,217 21,162 20,812

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Leading Sires by Number of Winners Rank Sire Runners 1. Tribal Rule ........................ 194 2. Ministers Wild Cat.............118 3. Eddington‡....................... 127 4. Kafwain .............................117 5. Benchmark........................110 6. Unusual Heat ................... 118 7. Old Topper ........................100 8. Southern Image.................. 83 9. Unbridled Energy# ..............89 10. Bertrando† ....................... 102 11. In Excess (Ire)*.................... 85 12. Swiss Yodeler..................... 87 13. Decarchy .............................87 14. Salt Lake* ............................59 Marino Marini .................... 81 16. Good Journey .................... 61 17. Heatseeker (Ire) ...................53 Rocky Bar .......................... 55 19. Stormin Fever.................... 70 20. Terrell...................................58 Tannersmyman................... 42 Stormy Jack ....................... 53

Races Won 171 149 115 112 105 101 99 94 76 87 76 76 52 69 56 52 39 59 41 36 41 33

(Minimum 100 Starts Lifetime) Earnings $4,254,131 3,126,247 3,438,699 2,327,715 2,544,554 4,253,325 1,877,778 1,756,435 1,169,839 2,007,656 1,109,174 1,093,479 1,437,499 1,251,800 1,033,333 1,581,607 1,290,495 746,030 893,495 577,412 381,627 339,654

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 ............ 89 Tribal Rule ................. 69 Good Journey ........... 36 Tizbud ....................... 27 Heatseeker (Ire)......... 32 Decarchy................... 46 Ministers Wild Cat...... 28 Eddington‡ ................ 54 Benchmark................ 29 Bertrando†................ 33 Atticus........................ 21 Old Topper ................ 24 In Excess (Ire)* ........... 24 Suances (GB) ............ 12 Kafwain ..................... 29 Vronsky ...................... 19 Affirmative.................. 18 Southern Image ......... 26 Popular ...................... 10 Globalize .................... 14

363 178 154 79 99 115 79 127 76 84 70 48 65 48 72 49 52 76 28 41

37 13 14 9 15 9 13 12 8 8 8 5 5 6 5 3 5 7 1 2

61 17 20 13 18 9 18 15 10 9 13 9 9 12 6 4 6 7 2 2

Earnings $3,013,932 1,263,443 847,305 781,660 747,511 540,138 509,866 477,052 416,918 414,834 405,962 380,401 327,203 321,975 314,390 278,730 273,044 241,398 212,696 196,143

Leading Sires by Median Earnings Per Runner

Leading Sires by Average Earnings Per Start

(Minimum 10 Runners)

(Minimum 100 Starts)

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

Winners 97 77 75 65 62 60 59 53 48 47 45 44 40 37 37 29 28 28 27 25 25 25

Leading Sires by Turf Earnings

Runners

Square Eddie................. 10 Anziyan Royalty ............... 13 Southern Image .............. 83 Unusual Heat ................. 118 Heatseeker (Ire)............... 53 Iron Cat ............................ 20 Lucky Pulpit .................... 42 Atticus.............................. 42 Good Journey.................. 61 Cyclotron ......................... 15 Trapper ............................ 12 Lightnin N Thunder‡ ....... 21 Cindago*.......................... 30 Ministers Wild Cat ..........118 Western Fame* ................ 14 Birdonthewire .................. 12 Bushwacker ................... 17 Lucky J. H........................ 14 Salt Lake*......................... 59 Bedford Falls ................... 13

Races Won 6 13 94 101 39 26 32 39 52 16 15 23 33 149 24 4 6 12 69 12

Median Earnings/ Earnings Runner $340,915 270,558 1,756,435 4,253,325 1,290,495 295,131 913,282 731,138 1,581,607 371,532 167,017 312,182 781,217 3,126,247 245,895 272,491 206,254 418,973 1,251,800 207,075

$18,123 17,060 14,071 13,720 13,574 13,523 13,154 12,558 12,450 12,250 12,056 11,694 11,684 11,127 11,105 10,847 10,420 10,303 10,200 9,662

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 ................ 118 Cindago* ......................... 30 Tizbud ........................... 49 Vronsky .......................... 39 Eddington‡.....................127 Heatseeker (Ire) .............. 53 Tribal Rule ..................... 194 Good Journey ..................61 Suances (GB) ...................29 Affirmative ...................... 28 Bertrando† .................... 102 Ministers Wild Cat......... 118 Lucky Pulpit .................... 42 Benchmark................... 110 Salt Lake* ........................ 59 Game Plan .................... 37 Decarchy ......................... 87 Southern Image .............. 83 Kafwain ..........................117 Old Topper .................... 100

Starts 685 154 294 212 770 289 1,033 406 168 165 529 826 262 745 371 214 469 591 784 647

Earnings

Average Earnings/ Start

$4,253,325 781,217 1,483,132 1,019,301 3,438,699 1,290,495 4,254,131 1,581,607 652,318 634,198 2,007,656 3,126,247 913,282 2,544,554 1,251,800 715,292 1,437,499 1,756,435 2,327,715 1,877,778

$6,209 5,073 5,045 4,808 4,466 4,465 4,118 3,896 3,883 3,844 3,795 3,785 3,486 3,416 3,374 3,342 3,065 2,972 2,969 2,902

The statistics contained in these rankings are compiled by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. (TJCIS). While every effort is made to prevent errors and omissions, California Thoroughbred cannot guarantee their complete and total accuracy. A dagger (†) indicates that a stallion has been pensioned, an asterisk (*) that he has died, a dot (•) that he is now standing elsewhere, a number sign (#) that he did not stand in California in 2012 but is standing in the state in 2013, a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2013 but will stand in the state in 2014 and in bold that he is a freshman sire. In all cases, a sire will remain in the rankings until the year after his last California foals are two-year-olds. Statistics cover racing in North America (U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico), England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates only.

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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 13 48 626 453-72% 324-52% 43-7% 42-7% 10-2% $40,776,955 2.13 1.24 2. Cee’s Tizzy†, 1987, by Relaunch 21 35 733 522-71% 382-52% 59-8% 39-5% 9-1% $37,203,795 1.62 1.15 3. In Excess (Ire)*, 1987, by Siberian Express 18 55 986 733-74% 545-55% 117-12% 63-6% 11-1% $44,973,053 1.58 1.40 4. Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev 8 61 487 228-47% 127-26% 15-3% 8-2% 4-1% $10,893,834 1.55 1.02 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig 6 19 114 60-53% 35-31% 6-5% 4-4% 1-1% $3,321,750 1.55 1.15 6. Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit 4 23 92 58-63% 46-50% 20-22% 4-4% 0-0% $3,175,379 1.52 1.18 7. Cindago*, 2003, by Indian Charlie 4 16 63 37-59% 27-43% 6-10% 2-3% 0-0% $1,659,188 1.51 1.39 8. Salt Lake*, 1989, by Deputy Minister 18 70 1,259 1,044-83% 840-67% 246-20% 77-6% 25-2% $62,457,737 1.41 1.40 9. Bertrando†, 1989, by Skywalker 17 61 1,043 786-75% 541-52% 122-12% 58-6% 14-1% $45,015,231 1.35 1.51 Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat 8 66 530 363-68% 247-47% 94-18% 34-6% 4-1% $19,064,495 1.35 1.17 11. One Man Army, 1994, by Roman Diplomat 8 9 74 48-65% 31-42% 3-4% 4-5% 1-1% $2,643,435 1.31 0.93 12. Birdonthewire, 1989, by Proud Birdie 16 16 263 190-72% 135-51% 39-15% 10-4% 1-0% $12,035,247 1.29 1.36 13. Eddington‡, 2001, by Unbridled 5 65 324 247-76% 181-56% 49-15% 5-2% 3-1% $12,017,882 1.28 1.60 14. Southern Image, 2000, by Halo's Image 5 96 479 283-59% 181-38% 41-9% 6-1% 2-0% $12,594,037 1.25 1.34 15. Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar 12 57 684 514-75% 393-57% 102-15% 40-6% 10-1% $29,606,348 1.24 1.13 16. Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado's Quest 3 31 94 61-65% 27-29% 12-13% 2-2% 1-1% $2,102,859 1.19 0.75 Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat 11 62 679 493-73% 348-51% 110-16% 30-4% 12-2% $27,143,235 1.18 1.40 18. Tizbud, 1999, by Cee's Tizzy 6 24 146 89-61% 51-35% 9-6% 4-3% 1-1% $3,465,175 1.17 0.93 19. Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run 7 65 453 342-75% 250-55% 82-18% 21-5% 5-1% $15,523,154 1.15 1.28 20. Heatseeker (Ire), 2003, by Giant's Causeway 2 46 91 55-60% 34-37% 15-16% 2-2% 0-0% $1,705,907 1.12 1.56 21. Affirmative, 1999, by Unbridled 6 14 86 42-49% 25-29% 4-5% 2-2% 0-0% $1,534,915 1.11 0.78 22. Olympio*, 1988, by Naskra 18 29 517 403-78% 297-57% 61-12% 30-6% 4-1% $19,212,961 1.10 1.29 23. Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 5 48 242 194-80% 136-56% 33-14% 14-6% 2-1% $8,174,545 1.08 0.97 24. Robannier, 1991, by Batonnier 14 7 104 68-65% 40-38% 8-8% 3-3% 0-0% $3,000,230 1.07 1.03 25. Atticus, 1992, by Nureyev 13 34 445 331-74% 199-45% 39-9% 14-3% 5-1% $14,025,846 1.06 1.45 Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado 6 13 76 56-74% 43-57% 15-20% 2-3% 1-1% $2,676,461 1.06 0.95 27. Snow Chief*, 1983, by Reflected Glory 22 12 272 187-69% 113-42% 27-10% 9-3% 1-0% $5,686,468 1.05 1.29 28. High Brite*, 1984, by Best Turn 22 43 935 731-78% 593-63% 145-16% 46-5% 9-1% $36,254,568 1.03 1.17 Kelly Kip†, 1994, by Kipper Kelly 10 11 111 87-78% 73-66% 16-14% 2-2% 1-1% $4,384,287 1.03 1.02 Siberian Summer*, 1989, by Siberian Express 12 34 402 301-75% 211-52% 28-7% 14-3% 4-1% $12,792,742 1.02 0.88 Suances (GB), 1997, by Most Welcome (GB) 6 18 110 55-50% 33-30% 4-4% 1-1% 0-0% $2,106,211 1.02 1.11 Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo 12 59 712 542-76% 384-54% 157-22% 28-4% 2-0% $25,611,769 1.02 1.08 Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (Ire) 6 17 102 74-73% 59-58% 21-21% 13-13% 1-1% $3,192,452 1.01 0.84 34. Silic (Fr)*, 1995, by Sillery 9 18 159 118-74% 76-48% 11-7% 2-1% 1-1% $7,408,625 0.97 0.92 35. Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time 10 50 498 401-81% 310-62% 108-22% 22-4% 0-0% $17,761,841 0.96 0.86 36. Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View 7 42 297 205-69% 135-45% 37-12% 8-3% 1-0% $8,146,636 0.95 0.98 Unbridled Energy#, 2002, by Unbridled's Song 4 52 206 135-66% 88-43% 20-10% 4-2% 0-0% $4,476,117 0.95 1.19 38. Lake George, 1992, by Vice Regent 14 12 162 103-64% 61-38% 10-6% 6-4% 1-1% $4,225,944 0.94 1.03 39. Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat 6 44 263 178-68% 125-48% 31-12% 7-3% 0-0% $6,579,085 0.91 1.00 Perfect Mandate*, 1996, by Gone West 10 30 298 170-57% 110-37% 18-6% 12-4% 0-0% $6,560,806 0.91 1.24 41. Lightnin N Thunder‡, 2001, by Storm Cat 7 25 178 130-73% 88-49% 28-16% 8-4% 0-0% $5,139,108 0.89 1.11 Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat 11 41 447 368-82% 264-59% 75-17% 20-4% 2-0% $17,555,424 0.89 1.09 Western Fame*, 1992, by Gone West 12 24 289 190-66% 140-48% 45-16% 14-5% 0-0% $7,694,637 0.89 0.83 44. Epic Honor, 1996, by Honor Grades 9 8 70 49-70% 38-54% 6-9% 1-1% 0-0% $2,210,264 0.86 0.72 Iron Cat, 1995, by Storm Cat 12 12 144 109-76% 90-63% 8-6% 6-4% 0-0% $3,873,476 0.86 0.97 46. Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig 14 30 424 314-74% 246-58% 56-13% 23-5% 2-0% $13,185,101 0.85 0.80 Latin American†, 1988, by Riverman 16 20 313 211-67% 136-43% 28-9% 6-2% 2-1% $6,591,402 0.85 1.09 Thisnearlywasmine*, 1994, by Capote 9 8 73 45-62% 31-42% 5-7% 0-0% 0-0% $1,527,096 0.81 0.72 49. Globalize, 1997, by Summer Squall 9 18 159 109-69% 80-50% 30-19% 5-3% 0-0% $3,943,488 0.80 0.78 50. Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom 11 27 302 226-75% 165-55% 37-12% 12-4% 1-0% $7,918,233 0.78 1.18 83.Half Term, 1990, by Mr. Prospector 14 13. 184 135-73% 101-55% 29-16% 4-2% 0-0% These statistics are for active California-based sires with a minimum of 50 foals of racing age, ranked here by lifetime Average Earnings Index (AEI). The statistics contained in these rankings are compiled by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc (TJCIS). While every effort is made to prevent errors and omissions, California Thoroughbred cannot guarantee their complete and total accuracy. A dagger (†) indicates that a stallion has been pensioned, an asterisk (*) that he has died, a dot (•) that he is now standing elsewhere, a number sign (#) that he did not stand in California in 2012 but is standing in the state in 2013, a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2013 but will stand in the state in 2014 and In bold that he is a freshman sire. In all cases, a sire will remain in the rankings until the year after his last California foals are two-year-olds. Statistics cover racing in North America (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

Runners

Starts

Races Won

63 32 28 60 45 22 69 25 87 30 37 28 27 35 41 45 32 12 32 15

13 6 2 9 5 4 6 3 6 5 5 1 4 6 5 2 2 4 6 2

1. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 2. Square Eddie . . . . . . . . . . 10 3. Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 4. Dixie Chatter . . . . . . . . . . . 25 5. Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . 15 6. Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 7. Time to Get Even . . . . . . . 16 8. Southern Image . . . . . . . . . . . 7 9. Bushwacker . . . . . . . . . . . .17 10. Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 11. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 12. Desert Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 13. Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 14. Papa Clem . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 15. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . 17 16. Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . . 9 17. Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . 11 18. Don’tsellmeshort . . . . . . . . . 3 19. Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . 12 20. Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Earnings $407,527 340,915 322,948 282,919 277,318 231,560 224,301 213,320 206,254 199,018 196,223 192,976 171,377 168,199 162,535 155,327 154,998 149,578 147,280 139,510

SQUARE EDDIE (VESSELS STALLION FARM) Leading Two-Year-Old Sire in California by Average Earnings Per Runner through November 10, 2013.

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

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

Runners

1. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . 22 2. Dixie Chatter . . . . . . . . 25 Time to Get Even . . . . 16 Bushwacker . . . . . . . . . 17 Eddington‡ . . . . . . . . . . 14 McCann’s Mojave* . . . . .11 7. Papa Clem . . . . . . . . . . 16 Unusual Heat . . . . . . .. 17 9. Square Eddie . . . . . . . . 10 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . .15 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . 10 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . 12 Unbridled Energy# . . . . .11 Idiot Proof . . . . . . . . . . . 7 17. Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Storm Wolf . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Winners 9 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3

Races Won 13 9 6 6 6 6 6 5 6 5 5 5 4 6 5 6 4 4 3 4 3

Rank Sire

Earnings $407,527 282,919 224,301 206,254 125,675 104,508 168,199 162,535 340,915 277,318 199,018 196,223 171,377 147,280 98,041 42,705 231,560 112,011 87,686 65,777 36,377

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Runners

Square Eddie . . . . . . . .10 Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . 7 Southern Image . . . . . . . 7 Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . .12 Roi Charmant . . . . . . . . 5 Desert Code . . . . . . . . . 8 Good Journey . . . . . . . . 6 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . 10 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . .22 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . .15 Awesome Gambler . . . . 9 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . 11 Time to Get Even . . . . 16 Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . 12 Bushwacker . . . . . . . . 17 Dixie Chatter . . . . . . . . 25 Papa Clem . . . . . . . . . . 16 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . 17 McCann's Mojave* . . . . 11 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Races Won

Earned

Average Earnings/ Runner

6 4 3 2 2 1 2 4 5 5 13 5 2 2 6 3 4 6 6 9 6 5 6 1 4

$340,915 231,560 213,320 322,948 128,564 192,976 139,510 171,377 199,018 196,223 407,527 277,318 155,327 154,998 224,301 $87,686 $112,011 $147,280 $206,254 $282,919 $168,199 $162,535 $104,508 $56,936 $65,777

$34,092 33,080 30,474 26,912 25,713 24,122 23,252 21,422 19,902 19,622 18,524 18,488 17,259 14,091 14,019 12,527 12,446 12,273 12,133 11,317 10,512 9,561 9,501 9,489 9,397

The statistics contained in these rankings are crmpiled by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. (TJCIS). While every effort is made tr prevent err ors 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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California-Bred Money Winners

CUMULATIVE RACING RECORDS THROUGH 12/01/13 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. Unusual Suspect (2004) 29. Brown Bess (1982)† 30. Idiot Proof (2004) 31. California Flag (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 72 36 17 27 56 71 33 23 57 10 33 22 19 20 9 14 25 47 29 25 34 27 18

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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 7 6 2 2 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 $1,361,522 $1,300,920 $1,294,484 $1,288,825 $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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2013 AND 2014 REGIONAL RACE MEETINGS Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 17-Dec. 22 Betfair Hollywood Park, Inglewood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov. 7-Dec. 22 Santa Anita Park, Arcadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec. 26-April 20, 2014 Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec. 26-July 15, 2014 Santa Anita Park, Arcadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .April 25-June 29 Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 3-13 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 16-Sept. 3 Barretts Race Meet at Fairplex, Fairplex Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 4-23 Santa Anita Park, Arcadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 25-Nov. 2 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov. 5-Dec. 3 Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec. 4-21

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Hollywood Derby (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/4 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$250,000 Matriarch Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 Hollywood Starlet Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500,000 Bayakoa Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 Gold Rush Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000 Hollywood Turf Expess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 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 Native Diver Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Playa Del Rey Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Soviet Problem Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 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) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 Daytona Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000

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Santa Ynez Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 San Gabriel Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o-& up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 M (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 Monrovia Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 San Pasqual Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o-& up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 Sham Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Strub Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 California Derby Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 La Canáda Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 Santa Monica Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 California Cup XXIV & Sunshine Millions XII—Santa Anita Park Saturday, January 25, 2014—Five Stakes Races Worth $950,000 California Cup Turf Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 California Cup Derby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 California Cup Oaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 California Cup Sprint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125,000 Sunshine Millions F/M Turf Sprint . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . .abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125,000

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BETFAIR HOLLYWOOD PARK Saturday, December 21

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$200,000 Soviet Problem Stakes Two-Year-Old Fillies 7 Furlongs

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

SANTA ANITA PARK Saturday, January 25

$250,000 California Cup Turf Classic Four-Year-Olds & Up 1 1/8 Miles (Turf) $125,000 California Cup Sprint Four-Year-Olds & Up 6 Furlongs

$200,000 California Cup Oaks $250,000 California Cup Derby Three-Year-Olds Fillies Three-Year-Olds 1 Mile (Turf) 1 1/16 Miles $125,000 Sunshine Millions F/M Turf Sprint Four-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares abt. 6 1/2 Furlongs (Turf)

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$100,000 Sensational Star Stakes Four-Year-Olds & Up abt. 6 1/2 Furlongs (Turf)

$100,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes Four-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares abt. 6 1/2 Furlongs (Turf)

$100,000 Dream Of Summer Stakes Four-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares 1 Mile

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CALIFORNIA-BRED/CALIFORNIA-SIRED STAKES RACES SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21 $200,000 SOVIET PROBLEM STAKES 2YO FILLIES, 7 FURLONGS Betfair Hollywood Park, Inglewood, Calif.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22 $200,000 KING GLORIOUS STAKES 2YO, 7 FURLONGS Betfair Hollywood Park, Inglewood, Calif.

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED FARM MANAGERS ASSOCIATION (CTFMA) ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY Saratoga Estates (Bob Curtis), Bonsall, Calif.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14 & SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15 THOROUGHBRED CLASSIC HORSE SHOW THOROUGHBRED CLASSIC HORSE SHOW SERIES Los Angeles Equestrian Center, Burbank, Calif.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS ASSOCIATION (CTBA) CALIFORNIA-BRED REGISTRATION FOR FOALS OF 2012 CTBA Offices, Arcadia, Calif.

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ADVERTISERS Ballena Vista Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC, 8, 9 Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms, LP . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38, 39, 53 Cal Cup /Sunshine Millions Party Reservations . . . . . . . . . .61 Cal-Bred Maiden Bonus Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 California Thoroughbred Weekly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Cardiff, Suzanne, Pedigree Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Cole Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 CTBA Annual Meeting/Awards Dinner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 CTBA Cal-bred Registration Deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 CTBA Christmas Gift Subscription . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 CTBA Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 CTBA Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Daehling Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57, 84 Dickson Podley Realtors (Jeannie Garr Roddy) . . . . . . . . . .85 Equineline.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Fruitful Acres Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54, 55 Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Golden State Stakes Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Harris Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC

Laurel Fowler Insurance Broker Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Legacy Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30, 31, 34 Lillian Nichols/Halters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Magali Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13, 15, 19 Milky Way Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 NTRA /John Deere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Odyssey Performance Premium Horse Exerciser . . . . . . . . .85 Old English Rancho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43, 45 Rancho San Miguel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50, 51 Rancho Temescal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Randy Cuddy Horse Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Ridgeley Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Robins Ranches-Nor Cal Horse Property Specialist . . . . . .84 Special T.Thoroughbreds Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17, 26 State Farm Insurance-Sue Hubbard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Victory Rose Thoroughbreds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62, 63 www.horselawyers.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85

STALLIONS Acclamation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .443, 45 Affirmative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39, 53 Allaboutdreams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Anziyan Royalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15, 19 Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, OBC Big Bad Leroybrown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Blake’s Passion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Bold Chieftain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Bonnrita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .883 Brave Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Bushwacker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Calimonco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, OBC Champ Pegasus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330, 31 Chattahoochee War . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Coil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5, 15 Comic Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Congo King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226 Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Del Mar Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Desert Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Dixie Chatter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, OBC Eddington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77, OBC Empire Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Fullbridled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Golden Balls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58

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Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Gotham City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Grace Upon Grace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Hidden Blessing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Hoorayforhollywood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335 Idiot Proof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Impeachment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Indian Evening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Lightnin N Thunder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Make Music For Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38, 39 Many Rivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Mesa Thunder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Monsajem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Mr. Broad Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Northern Indy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59, 60 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Onebadshark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Peppered Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Prime Timber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Roi Charmant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13,15 Run Brother Ron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62

Sierra Sunset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC Slew’s Tiznow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Smiling Tiger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC Sought After . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Soul of the Matter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Southern Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Square Eddie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .550 Storm Wolf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Stormy Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .447 Strike For Gold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Surf Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Sway Away . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Tenga Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 The Pamplemousse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Thorn Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Time To Get Even . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9, OBC Twice The Appeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC Uh Oh Bango . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Ultimate Eagle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 World Renowned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

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Say Goodbye To Hollywood Guest Forum by TOM SHAPIRO In 1952, when I was two years old, I was lucky enough to name a weanling filly by the legendary Triple Crown winner Count Fleet. Blue One was her name and she also had the significance of being the first foal my grandparents ever bred. We both made our first start at Hollywood Park a couple of years later. It was a day of firsts. She was in the first race of the day, it was her first start, my first time at Hollywood Park, the first horse my family bred and, yes, our first visit to the winner’s circle! If there was a first family of Hollywood Park, perhaps our family would be one of the nominations. Most everyone in racing remembers us and especially my grandparents Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Shapiro as the breeders and owners of the great Native Diver. Nicknamed “The Black Horse,” Native Diver was the second California-bred (Swaps being the first) inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame. Some of my fondest memories include the great match race when “The Diver” with Jerry Lambert defeated Viking Spirit with Kenny Church to equal the world record at seven furlongs. There were so many great races and, of course, he was the first horse to win the Hollywood Gold Cup more than once and set the record of three wins that has never been broken (tied by Cal-bred Lava Man in 2007). Of the three Gold Cup victories, perhaps the most emotional was the last one in 1967. The Diver was seven years old and no longer at his peak. He was coming into the race after being soundly defeated by Pretense in the American Handicap, which at the time was the prep race for the Gold Cup. Bion Abbott of the L.A. Times and especially George Main of the Herald Examiner wrote some harsh articles criticizing us for running him when they thought he had proven enough and should be retired. What they underestimated was his great trainer Buster Millerick. Buster trained him up to the Gold Cup and had him as tight and fit as any horse could ever be for a particular race. The Black Horse went out and won in 1:58 4/5, trouncing Pretense and avoiding O’Hara, a loose horse, who had lost his rider at the start. I spent a summer at Hollywood Park working for Buster as a hot walker, groom and part-time pony boy. There was also “Doc” his part dingo dog. Anyone who attempted to look at Buster’s training schedule was likely to shortly thereafter need the veterinarian Dr. Jack Robbins to tend to the consequences. It was an era where horsemen were celebrities with trainers such as Millerick, Charlie Whittingham and Farrell Jones. Riders such as the incomparable Bill Shoemaker, Johnnie Longden, Ralph Neves and the young Panamanian new comer Laffit Pincay Jr., all of whom were rock stars of their time. Ironically, Laffit would ride our horse Calkins Road to victory in the Snow Chief Stakes some 30 years later. Known as “The Track of the Lakes and Flowers,” it drew the largest attendance of any racetrack in the nation with

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over 50,000 fans on any given Saturday. Hollywood Park was a major event with pomp and circumstance, celebrities and major media coverage. The Saturday feature race was broadcast live on CBS with Gil Stratton. There was no Sunday racing. Hollywood Park and the Shapiro family is more than just Native Diver and some other pretty good stakes winners, such as Azure Te and Fast Dish. These were the days prior to graded stakes races. My grandfather was a founder of Western Harness Racing which brought harness racing to California and Hollywood Park as well as Santa Anita Park in the 1950s. Western Harness Racing ran a fall meet at Hollywood Park when Thoroughbred racing meets were active in Northern California. Racing meets were exclusive and didn’t overlap one another. My father, Marvin Shapiro, became President of Western Harness Racing which officed at Hollywood Park and, in the early 1970s, changed the landscape of California racing. Through his efforts and influence, he was successful in getting the California law changed to allow for night racing. Shortly thereafter, lights were installed at Hollywood Park and night racing was introduced. Such legendary Standardbreds such as Albatross, Niatross and Cardigan Bay (who would fall asleep in the paddock just before going onto the track), among others, travelled to California to race. Under my father’s leadership, Western Harness Racing introduced exotic wagering (previously only the daily double for the first and second race on a race card existed), such as quinellas and exactas. Small televisions were first installed in the Turf Club at each table, while concerts and promotional days were also introduced. Continued on next page

The “Native Diver Family” at the dedication of Hollywood Park’s monument to the legendary California-bred on April 11, 1968.

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Guest Forum Cont’d. The third generation of Shapiro’s has continued our relationship with the track, now Betfair Hollywood Park. I continued the involvement from the racing aspect. It began with becoming a licensed owner-driver-trainer and racing Standardbreds at Hollywood Park for several years. My wife Debbie and I shared our first six dates at Hollywood Park and when my father introduced her to her long-time crush Fred Astaire, he cinched the deal for me. Now (many many years later), we are local Thoroughbred breeders and owners and have horses stabled at Hollywood Park. Sharing Sunday mornings at Hollywood Park with my kids has been another great experience, including the time John Shirreffs let my daughter ride his pony horse Winston. We’re proud to have bred and raced Calkins Road, the 2002 California Champion Three-YearOld Male, and some other good horses. My brother Richard worked at Western Harness Racing and later became Chairman of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB). Through the years, there have been many changes at the track. Originally, the saddling paddock was in front of the grandstand and the current winner’s circle was exclusive to major Saturday stakes races. There was a smaller winner’s circle off the main track for overnight races. Changes to the

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racing surface itself was certainly a major issue. Many years ago there was a pool on the backside for the horses and even the finish line was changed when the Hollywood Park Casino was built. Management regimes changed too. From the steady Jim Stewart to the controversial Marge Everett to R. D. Hubbard to Churchill Downs and finally to Jack Liebau and The Bay Meadows Land Company, Hollywood Park continued to be a leading national racetrack. It’s hard to believe we’ve reached Hollywood Park’s finish line. I remember announcer Harry Henson’s “and there they go” and will miss Vic Stauffer’s great stretch calls. There are no words to express my sadness and disappointment. From a track that represented Hollywood itself, filled with stars, celebrities and racing lore, to a multi-use development? No more Goose Girl, just a goose or, better yet, an ugly duckling! If there’s one last win for Hollywood Park I hope it’s the lesson we can learn. We have too many racing factions. It’s time for transparency and for everyone to work together (owners, trainers, track management, breeders, racing associations, Advance Deposit Wagering networks). Racing needs to protect the future of our sport. Hopefully racing can reinvent itself, develop a new fan base, fix the economics of horse ownership, and secure the racing facilities for the future. Sadly, I will never again feel the excitement as I drive down Century Boulevard going to my favorite place.

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CALIFORNIA WELCOMES MILLIONAIRE AND THREE-TIME GI WINNER

SMILING TIGER!!

• A versatile racehorse that raced from the age of two to six, winning at distances from four to seven furlongs, he amassed $1,480,704 in earnings. • He was in the money 16 of 20 Graded Stakes including GI-Ancient Title Stakes defeating Breeders' Cup Sprint winner DANCING IN SILKS, GI Bing Crosby Stakes and a 3 ¼-length victory in the GI Triple Bend Handicap, defeating Breeders Cup Sprint winner AMAZOMBIE. • Throughout his career he defeated some of the best in his class, including CONCORD POINT, CARACORTADO, PRIVATE ZONE, COMMA TO THE TOP, JIMMY CREED, FAST BULLET, JUSTIN PHILLIP, COIL, WISE DAN, WARRIOR’S REWARD & KINS ALE KING. • By HOLD THAT TIGER out of the stakes-winning CAHILL ROAD mare SHANDRA SMILES • SMILING TIGER will stand for the 2014 breeding season at a fee of $5,000.

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Sierra Sunset

Twice The Appeal

Sway Away

Bertrando—Toot Sweet, by Pirate’s Bounty Fee: $2,500 LF Won the GII Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park, California Cup Juvenile Stakes, and the Alamedan Handicap at 1 1/16 miles (101 Beyer). Defeated two-time Cal Cup Classic winner BOLD CHIEFTAIN and multiple GIII winner AUTISM AWARENESS. From the female family of GI Belmont Stakes winner DA’ TARA and dual Classic-Placed winner DENIS OF CORK.

Successful Appeal—Double Boarded, by Cormorant Fee: $1,500 Won the $800,000, Sunland Derby (GIII) by 1 ½ lengths defeating Graded Stakes winner and ClassicPlaced ASTROLOGY, and Belmont Stakes winner RULER ON ICE.

Afleet Alex—Seattle Shimmer, by Seattle Slew Fee: $2,500 Multiple GII Stakes-Placed son of Eclipse Champion AFLEET ALEX, finished second to JP’S GUSTO in the GII Best Pal Stakes and second to THE FACTOR, defeating Breeders Cup Sprint winner AMAZOMBIE in the GII San Carlos Stakes.

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