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CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED

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A Dynamic Duo From the Executive Corner

by SUE GREENE In 2013, a year that promises new hopes and challenges, it is exciting to be honoring both one of the greatest announcers in horse racing history and a multiple stakeswinning California-bred who was a five-time leading sire in California and the maternal grandsire of an Eclipse champion. I am talking about Trevor Denman and Windy Sands, whom we at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) are proud to be inducting into our California Hall of Fame this year. Trevor Denman was born in Germiston, a city in the South African province of Gauteng. Trevor was a part-time jockey and exercise rider in his native land before he began calling horse races at the age of 18. It was the perfect career move, as he has been blessed with the amazing ability to memorize a multitude of horse’s names and jockey’s silks while interpreting the action in such a fashion that it makes you feel as if you are right there in the saddle with the jockeys and horses. “And away they go,” is a phrase that has now become Trevor’s signature opening call. He is the current voice of the Breeders’ Cup, and I am so glad that Trevor was the announcer at the microphone for the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic (grade I) when undefeated Zenyatta came from behind to win the race. The five-year-old mare looked hopelessly beaten as Denman called, “Zenyatta has a lot, a lot of ground to make up. If she wins this, she will be a super horse.” We all know the outcome, and it still makes my heart race as I recall Trevor delivering his famous call as Zenyatta took the lead. “Zenyatta’s come to the outside. Zenyatta’s coming, flying on the grandstand side. This...is…un-be-live-a-ble!” And it was, as the grandstand shook when the crowd cheered her incredible victory. Trevor’s voice takes us all on a journey, each time that the starting gates open. His race calling has brought people into the world of horse racing that may have never ventured foot on a racetrack. I hope we are blessed with the sound of, “And away they go,” for many more years to come.

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Windy Sands was foaled in 1957. By Your Host, sire of the five-time Horse of the Year, Kelso, out of Samoa Winds, a stakes-placed winner of six races, he was successful both as a racehorse and a stallion. Windy Sands set a track record of 1:40 flat for 1 1/16 miles at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club when winning the San Diego Handicap on Aug. 4, 1962. He won the 1961 Lakes and Flowers Handicap, while his five-year-old season included a victory in the Cortez Handicap and runner-up finishes in the Hollywood Gold Cup, Sunset and American Handicaps. Windy Sands raced from 1959 to 1962, during which time he won 13 and placed in 29 of his 64 starts, earning a total of $196,295. He retired to stud in 1963, to the Three Rings Ranch of Mrs. Connie Ring. He moved to Old English Rancho for the 1976 breeding season where he remained until his untimely death due to an abnormal hemorrhage in 1980. Windy Sands was the leading sire in California in 1976 and 1977, and from 1981 to 1983, and was the maternal grandsire of Brown Bess, the 1989 Eclipse Champion Turf Female who was inducted into the CTBA’s Hall of Fame in 2012. Among the many stakes winners sired by Windy Sands were: Crystal Water, a five-time grade I winner and the California Horse of the Year in 1976 and 1977; Sandy Blue, the joint California Champion Three-Year-Old Female of 1973; June Darling, a winner against males as a two-yearold in both the Del Mar Futurity and Norfolk Stakes of 1970; and Against the Snow, a grade III winner and five times grade II-placed. In 1977, Windy Sands was ranked 11th in the nation with progeny earnings of $1,201,528. The CTBA is proud to induct these two great icons of our industry into its California Hall of Fame this year, one for his voice and the other because of his racing and breeding legacy. I would also like to personally congratulate both Mr. Denman and the connections of Windy Sands, namely Old English Rancho and the family of Mrs. Ring.

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Live Life To Its Fullest With last month’s tragic mass murder in Newtown, Connecticut of 27 people, including 20 children aged either six or seven, and the passing of Golden Eagle Farm owner Larry Mabee in California, we are reminded of the importance of living life to its fullest. Larry’s own 69 years on this earth is a great example of the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry giving us the opportunity to do just that. The son of the late John and Betty Mabee, Larry was surrounded by Thoroughbreds his entire life as his horse-loving parents enjoyed unparalleled success in the equine business. From 19 titles as the leading producers of California-breds and a trio of Eclipse Award trophies as the nation’s outstanding breeders in 1991, 1997 and 1998, to their venerable gelding Best Pal, a foal of 1988 who garnered three California Horse of the Year titles from 18 wins, including six grade I victories, and $5,668,245 in earnings, the Mabee family will forever be a part of the Golden State’s glorious history. And for Larry Mabee himself, the icing on the cake was the 2007 filly Evening Jewel, whom he bred in partnership with his mom and who was voted the 2010 California Horse of the Year. Larry, Betty and John Mabee, and the victims of Newtown, R.I.P. Featured on the cover of this January 2013 issue of our monthly California Thoroughbred magazine are the two other legends of “The Sport of Kings,” namely Trevor Denman and Windy Sands who are the newest inductees into the California Hall of Fame of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA). Besides stories on the wonderful achievements of these deserved honorees, there is a preview of the Sunshine Millions XI day being held at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, Jan. 26, and a CTBA Member Profile on Mark Tatch, breeder of the 2012 juvenile stakes winner Strong Wind. This year’s Barretts January Mixed Sale being held at Fairplex in Pomona on Tuesday, Jan. 22, is previewed, while we have an analysis of those stallions who will be making California their new home for the 2013 breeding season and a wrap-up of last month’s Golden State Series stakes wins at Betfair Hollywood Park by the Cal-bred two-year-olds Doinghardtimeagain and Weewinnin. The establishment of a presence in Kentucky by leading California breeders Tommy Town Thoroughbreds enjoys ink along with an update on Deep Pockets and his second career in three-day eventing with Harper Gray, while the latest chapter in our A Blast From The Past series highlights the exploits of another Cal-bred in Blue Reading whose two biggest wins of his illustrious career came 60 years ago in January of 1953. Down on the Farm is all about dealing with a premature foal and the biographies and mission statements of the four CTBA members who are on the ballot for the upcoming Board of Directors election are provided, while Guest Forum takes a humorous look at winning and losing streaks and 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. . .Larry Mabee (right), the son of legendary California breeders John and Betty Mabee who passed away have to hope for the best! aged 69 at his home in Rancho Santa Fe on Dec. 16, 2012, with his future wife Christine (center) during the CTBA’s Annual Awards Dinner at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort on Feb. 15, 2011 2 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED • JANUARY 2013

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January 2013 Contents

Cover Story

VOLUME 138 NO. 1

On This Month’s Cover The 2013 inductees to the California Hall of Fame of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) are: Trevor Denman, the world-renowned track announcer who began his career in South Africa in 1971, and has been calling the races at Santa Anita Park, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and Fairplex Park since the 1980s; and Windy Sands, a multiple stakes winner who stood at Three Rings Ranch and Old English Rancho as California’s six-time leading sire in 1970, 1976 and 1977, and from 1981 to 1983.

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News Bits

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Leading Sires in California

California Hall Of Fame: The CTBA’s Class Of 2013 by Emily Shields

Features

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Sunshine Millions: More Fun In The Sun by Emily Shields

CTBA Member Profile: Mark Tatch—A Program To Take Notice Of by Emily Shields

Regional Sales: New Opportunities by Rudi Groothedde

California Sires: New To California For 2013 by Rudi Groothedde

Racing In Southern California: Cal-Bred Juveniles Provide Pleasant Surprises by Emily Shields

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California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) Notes—January 2013

CTBA Calendar Classified Advertising Indexes to Advertisers & Stallions Advertised

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Leading Lifetime Sires in California Dates in California

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The CTBA Working For You

Leading Two-Year-Old Sires in California

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Copyright: Trevor Denman, Benoit & Associates (top left) and Stidham & Associates (top right); and Windy Sands, Stackhouse (bottom left) and CTBA (bottom right).

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Industry Insight: Leading California Breeders Establish A Kentucky Presence

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From the Executive Office: A Dynamic Duo

by Emily Shields

Another Man’s Treasure: Deep Pockets—Big Plans by Marcie Heacox

A Blast From The Past: Blue Reading—A Colorful Competitor by Jackie Barnes

Down On The Farm: Dealing With A Premature Foal by Heather Smith Thomas

CTBA Directors Election: Four Members To Run On CTBA’s 2013 Ballot

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Columns

Among the stallions who are either retiring to stud in California or have relocated to the Golden State for this year’s breeding season is Acclamation, the 2011 Eclipse Champion Older Male who is a six-time grade I-winning son of California’s leading sire since 2008, Unusual Heat, who will stand at Old English Rancho in Sanger for a fee of $20,000 Live Foal.

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by Sue Greene

Managing Editor’s Welcome: Living Life To Its Fullest by Rudi Groothedde

Guest Forum: Streaks by Bob Carson

The February 2013 Cover Story

Tom & Nancy Clark’s Rancho San Miguel In San Miguel, California www.ctba.com


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Northern California Report: Her Time To Shine

News Bits

Trainer Steve Specht gave wet weather some credit when asked how his juvenile charge Marks Mine was ©Vassar Photography able to reverse a two-length loss to Ciao Bella Luna in an Oct. 25 allowance optional claiming contest. “She was relaxed and she took off when she race into a 1 1/4-length victory in the $60,550 Golden Gate changed leads,” he noted. The dark bay daughter of Ballena Vista Farm’s Benchmark Debutante Stakes on Dec. 1. “This track (Golden Gate Fields), when it gets water in is a homebred for Larry and Marianne Williams, currently it, favors speed and my filly was the speed of the race,” one of the leading breeders of California-breds. Her dam Specht noted after the 5-1 choice led every step of the six- Ermine Fever is a Capote half-sister to 1995 Kentucky Derby furlong event. In a field of six, My Lil Shamrock finished a (grade I) runner-up Tejano Run. “I’ve had some nice ones for them like Antares World and further 3 1/4 lengths behind the race’s 2-5 favorite in third. “I thought at first she’d be useful but she started Lady Railrider,” Specht noted. “I’m not sure she’s up to the showing lots of gas in the morning,” Specht said. “She’s two turns of the California Oaks (Feb. 9) but we’ll see.” Marks intense so I told the jock, ‘Just go.’” Abel Cedillo followed Mine has a record of 4-2-1-1 and $76,530 in earnings. instructions, maintaining a one-length lead for most of the —Jerry Klein

Gregson Foundation Holds Fundraiser Attending a fundraising cocktail party for the Edwin J. Gregson Foundation held at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena on Dec. 3, were (left to right) Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith and both the non-profit group’s President, Jenine Sahadi, and new Board of Directors member Jay Hovdey, an executive columnist for the Daily Racing Form (DRF).

Track Talk With four wins, Tom and Debi Stull’s Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC tied for the top position in the owners’ standings at the conclusion of Betfair Hollywood Park’s 2012 autumn meet on Dec. 16. Meanwhile, California-bred Tiz Flirtatious was voted top older female runner for the meet on the basis of her runner-up finish in the grassy, grade I Matriarch Stakes on Nov. 25. Hollywood Park officials reported increases in all-sources handle and average field size for the 24-day racing season. Meanwhile, Golden Gate Fields has changed five stakes in its 2012-2013 winter/spring schedule from “listed” to “overnight” status, thereby ©Benoit making each race eligible for Tiz Flirtatious up to $15,000 in additional purse money for Cal-breds: the California Oaks on Feb. 9, the Albany Stakes on Feb. 18, the Camilla Urso Stakes on March 9, the Golden Poppy Stakes on April 7 and the Lost in the Fog Stakes on June 15.

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Upgrades Among California’s Graded Stakes Race Changes Changed from grade III to grade II status, Santa Anita Park’s Monrovia Stakes and the Sorrento Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club were the only races in California to be upgraded when the American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) recently provided its listing of U.S. Graded and Listed Stakes for 2013. As a result of its Nov. 28 review of 673 unrestricted U.S. stakes races with a purse of at least $75,000, eight black-type events in the Golden State received downgrades. Demoted to grade II from grade I were the Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park and Santa Anita’s Santa Monica Stakes, while the former location also saw its Railbird and Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes changed from grade III to Listed. The Robert J. Frankel Stakes at Santa Anita dropped from grade II to grade III and the same track’s La Habra, San Rafael and Thunder Road Stakes were declared no longer eligible for grading. Receiving the most of 12 upgrades was Florida with three, while two also went to Pennsylvania and one each to Delaware, Illinois, New York, Oklahoma and Virginia. Downgrades totaled 40, with eight also to Kentucky, five to West Virginia, three to all of Florida, New Mexico, New York and Pennsylvania, two to Arkansas and one each to Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland and New Jersey.

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Those Grand Cal-Bred Mares Purple Egg, a two-year-old Lion Heart gelding out of the California-bred mare Luminous Prize, won the $58,750 Inaugural Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on Dec. 1 to keep his career record perfect from three starts. His dam, a stakes-placed winner by Prized, was bred by Cardiff Farm Management Corp.

Stallion Tour Kicks Off 2013 CTFMA Schedule The California Thoroughbred Farm Managers Association (CTFMA) has scheduled four events for 2013. On Saturday, Jan. 26, the group will sponsor a stallion tour of six Southern California farms: Ballena Vista Farm, E.A. Ranches, Golden Eagle Farm, Lovacres Ranch, Milky Way Farm and Vessels Stallion Farm. The cost of the bus tour is $30 per person, and includes lunch.

Other major activities on the CTFMA calendar for 2013 are a horse symposium in April, a ‘Dine with the Stallions’ soiree in July and a holiday party in December. Elected to serve on the CTFMA board of directors in 2013 are President Bob Curtis, Vice President Linda Madsen, Secretary Jeanne Davis, Assistant Secretary Leigh Ann Howard, Treasurer Marianne Hebner and at-large members Carol Engles and Lita Tabish.

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California-Breds Worldwide Two California-breds earned stakes victories at the conclusion of 2012. On Dec. 4, the Tommy Town Thoroughbreds homebred Shesatopattraction defeated eight rival two-year-old fillies in Zia Park’s $56,270 Truth Or Consequences Overnight Stakes. A two-time winner by the Tommy Town sire Old Topper, she has earned $44,800 to date.

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Shesatopattraction

On the opposite side of the experience spectrum, and globe, the veteran runner Unusual Suspect closed out his eightyear-old campaign with a Dec. 16 victory in the listed Werribee Cup on the turf in Australia. The grade I winner by Harris Farms resident Unusual Heat has won 10 of 71 starts for lifetime earnings of $1,361,522.

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Spotlighting California’s Foals Of 2013 Through the August 2013 issue of California Thoroughbred, the official publication of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, this year’s crop of Thoroughbreds foaled in the Golden State will again be spotlighted in each monthly magazine with advertorials featuring up to six foals per page. The cost to stallion and farm owners or breeders for each page will remain at $500, representing a discount of more than 50 percent on the price of a regular full-page advertisement in the monthly magazine. Each insertion will be restricted to foals either by one stallion or from one farm or breeder and will include detailed information on every foal and facility. High quality photos need to be submitted by the following Monday deadlines: March 4 for the April issue; April 1 for the May issue; May 6 for the June issue; June 3 for the July issue; and July 1 for the August issue. For additional information, please contact either the magazine’s Advertising Manager, Loretta Veiga, at loretta@ctba.com/(626) 445-7800, extension 227 or its Managing Editor, Rudi Groothedde, at rudi@ctba.com/(626) 445-7800, extension 226. Additionally, stallion and farm owners or breeders are also welcome to submit photos of 2013 foals for inclusion on the CTBA’s website of www.ctba.com to its Managing Editor, Ken Gurnick, at kgurnick@ctba.com. Continued on page 10

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Stallion News

Flame Thrower On Dec. 9, the broodmare sire credentials of this Oak Hill Farm resident were enhanced when his maternal granddaughter Aunt Els captured Woodbine’s $152,144 Ontario Lassie Stakes for two-year-old fillies.

Southern Image

Winning Image, a five-year-old daughter of this Rancho San Miguel stallion, improved her career bankroll to $390,837 on Dec. 15 as the front-running winner of Laurel Park’s $100,000 Willa On the Move Stakes.

Swiss Yodeler Among Stallion Moves Grade I winner Swiss Yodeler, California’s leading active sire by lifetime two-year-old progeny earnings, has relocated to stand at Lovacres Ranch in Warner Springs for the 2013 breeding season. The 19-year-old Eastern Echo stallion is represented by total progeny SWISS Swiss YODELER Yodeler earnings of more than $24 million and more than 70 stakes horses, led by the 2006 Eclipse Champion Sprinter Thor’s Echo. Entering stud alongside Swiss Yodeler at Lovacres is Empire Way, a four-year-old winner by Empire Maker who ran second to subsequent Kentucky Derby (grade I) and Preakness Stakes (grade I) winner I’ll Have Another in Santa Anita Park’s 2012 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (grade II). Produced by the multiple graded stakes-winning A.P. Indy mare Delta Princess, the $119,170-earner is a full brother to reigning Eclipse champion Royal Delta, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (grade I) in 2011 and 2012. Also this year, Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona will introduce the dual stakes winner Calimonco, a seven-year-old son of Storm Cat out of 2009 Broodmare of the Year Sweet Life, by Kris S. Twice placed in grade II company, the full sibling to Breeders’ Cup winners Sweet Catomine and Life Is Sweet earned $391,486 from 35 starts. Eastern Echo—Drapeau, by Raja Baba

California Closers Monday, Jan. 7 is the closing date for supplemental entries to this year’s Barretts January Mixed Sale being held in the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex in Pomona on Tuesday, Jan. 22…The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) will hold its next monthly meeting at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Thursday, Jan. 17…On Saturday, Jan. 19, the 42nd annual Eclipse Awards ceremony will be held at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida…The California Thoroughbred Farm Managers Association (CTFMA) will commence its second annual Southern California Stallion Tour from the San Luis Rey Downs Training Center in Bonsall on Saturday, Jan. 26…From Thursday, Jan. 31 to Saturday, Feb. 2, Horse Expo Pomona will be held at Fairplex in Pomona…The North American International Catalogue Standards Committee (NAICSC) has announced a series of new requirements for non-listed black-type races in North America that are compliant with guidelines required by the Society of International Thoroughbred Auctioneers (SITA) and which will come into effect on Jan. 1, 2014.

CURRENT CALIFORNIA SIRES OF STAKES WINNERS Stallion

Named Foals of

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

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

Qualifying Claiming Levels The following claiming levels for California owners premiums and stallion awards are currently in effect: Santa Anita Park—$40,000 Golden Gate Fields—$20,000 Continued on page 12

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News Bits Cont’d.

Larry Mabee (1943-2012)

Larry Mabee, son of the late John and Betty Mabee, lost his battle with prostrate cancer when he died aged 69 at his home in Rancho Santa Fe on Dec. 16. At his side were his family, including wife Christine, son John, and daughters Laura and Melissa, as well as his beloved golden retriever Angel. The Mabee family’s Golden Eagle Farm, which had been under Larry’s control and direction since his father passed away in April of 2002, received the Eclipse Award as the nation’s leading breeder in 1991, 1997

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Betty, John and Larry Mabee

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and 1998, while the 540-acre Ramona facility was also the leading breeder of California-breds in 1984, and for a record 18 consecutive years from 1988 to 2005. Golden Eagle’s many top horses were led by its homebred 1988 gelding Best Pal, a three-time California Horse of the Year, six-time grade I winner and $5,668-245earner whom Larry had the honor of accepting his induction into horse racing’s Hall of Fame in August of 2011. The previous year had been a bittersweet one for Larry: his mother passed away in February, prior to a dual grade I-winning campaign that resulted in the 2010 California Horse of the Year title for the three-year-old filly Evening Jewel whom they had bred in partnership. “He was truly the kindest man I have ever known,” said Janine McCullough, the longtime General Manager of Golden Eagle Farm. “He always made time for every employee from grooms to managers. He knew everyone’s name and wanted to make a difference in each of our lives, two-legged or four-legged. I will forever be grateful of the opportunities he gave me, the trust he put in me and the kindness he showed me on a daily basis. His positive attitude and smile were intoxicating and I will miss that.”

January 11, 2003

10 Years Ago In his seventh lifetime start, the three-year-old colt Standard Setter posted the lone stakes win of his 48-race career when he won the grade III, $100,000 Golden Gate Derby at Golden Gate Fields on Jan. 11, 2003. Bred in California by his owners Phillip Lebherz and Richard Meister, this son of Benchmark and the four-time winner When and Where, by Siyah Kalem, eventually earned $173,825 from eight wins, 15 seconds and four thirds.

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Standard Setter (inside) Grade III Golden Gate Derby

January 2, 1988

25 Years Ago

On Jan. 2, 1988, the $44,150 Determine Stakes at Bay Meadows Racecourse was won by California-bred Greager, a sophomore gelding by Poleax out of the stakes-placed Canyonland mare Candy Canyon who also won eight races. Bred by Jack Arterburn and David Jackson, he retired after eight more seasons of racing with this single black-type win to his name and a record of 101-24-13-17 and $269,864 in earnings.

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Greager Determine Stakes

50 Years Ago The winner of the $28,550 Santa Maria Handicap at Santa Anita Park on Jan. 19, 1963, was the six-year-old mare Linita, a homebred for Angelo and Herman Corradini and George Dorney. In a dozen more starts that year, the daughter of Indian Hemp (Ire) and Stymie’s seven-time winner Our Cricket won her ninth career stakes race before she retired with a bankroll of $297,742 from a 78-17-15-10 record and became the dam of eight winners.

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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.

Cohen & Schmitt Appointed To The CTBA Board In November, Tim Cohen and George Schmitt were Suances (GB), Tenga Cat and Del Mar Show stand at stud. He appointed to the Board of Directors of the CTBA to fill and his wife Shannon have two sons, Cole and Cody. recently vacated seats. They will both run as incumbents in Schmitt has been a fan of Thoroughbred racing, with his the upcoming Directors Election for three-year terms from wife Clare, since the 1960s, and they have owned and bred Thoroughbreds in California since 2003. The couple cur2013 through 2015. Cohen has been a partner and the President of the 6,000- rently owns more than 100 horses, including three stallions acre Rancho Temescal in Ventura County since 2001, and and 55 broodmares. Among their stakes winners to date are comes from a family that has been in the horse racing industry grade I winner Cambina (Ire), grade II winner Sierra Sunset for half a century. His father Jed races under the name of Red and grade III winners Frumious and Izzy Rules. George and Baron’s Barn. Tim worked in the hospitality industry before Clare live near Lake Tahoe at their horse ranch in Zephyr helping to build the family’s farm in Piru where the stallions Bay, Nevada. CTBA Magazine Now On OwnerView

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The latest digital and downloadable versions of California Thoroughbred, the CTBA’s official monthly magazine, can now accessed at www.ownerview.com by selecting “Publications” and then scrolling down to the option of “online magazine.” Thoroughbred OwnerView is a free information website that was developed for new, prospective and current Thoroughbred owners and which is hosted by The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA).

Friday, February 1 – Names for foals of 2011 must be claimed. After Feb. 1, a naming fee of $100 will apply. Friday, February 15 – Annual registration of California stallions at a fee of $1,250. – Nomination of California-bred/California-sired two-year-olds (foals of 2011) to the Golden State Series at a fee of $300.

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CTBA Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner

Monday, February 11

The Westin Pasadena Hotel, Pasadena

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

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Notes — January 2013

California Thoroughbred Foundation

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

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

Mrs. Kenneth M. Schiffer, Director Emeritus

Foundation Officers And Directors Re-Elected

Burke Library Catalog Available Online

All officers of the California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) board of directors were re-elected at the annual meeting in November. Mrs. Jeanne Canty again will serve as President, Warren Williamson is Vice-President, Dr. Gregory L. Ferraro is Treasurer and Mark W. McCreary is Secretary.

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.”

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 dis-

played 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.

The California Thoroughbred Foundation The California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) is dedicated to the advancement of equine research and education. Since 1958, the Foundation has operated as a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation that can accept tax deductible contributions. For more than four decades, the CTF has sponsored numerous research and educational projects and awarded scholarships to veterinary students at U.C. Davis. The Foundation maintains the Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library, one of the most extensive collections of equine

literature found anywhere. Several generous donations of book collections and artwork form the core of the library, which is housed in the CTBA offices in Arcadia. Among its 10,000 volumes are current veterinary publications, turf histories, sales catalogs, and books spanning a wide range of subjects from equine nutrition and care to fine arts. The latest instructional videos also are available for viewing in the Library. The resources of the CTF’s Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library are available to the public for research and pleasure.

Memorial Donations The CTF accepts donations in memory of relatives and friends, with all such donations allocated to Scholarship Funds of the Foundation and to the Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library. Please remember members of our industry with a donation to the CTF Memorial Fund. Donations may be sent to CTF, P. O. Box 60018, Arcadia, CA 91066-6018.

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The CTBA’s Class Of 2013

California Hall Of Fame

by EMILY SHIELDS After discussion by the Board of Directors of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA), two new members will be enshrined into its California Hall of Fame this year. Longtime Southern California track announcer Trevor Denman will become just the second race caller to be inducted, following the legendary Joe Hernandez who was originally inducted in 1987. Six-time leading California sire Windy Sands will join

Denman, taking his place alongside 23 other standout equines who have already been given California racing’s greatest honor. In all, 63 total individuals already have their place in the CTBA’s Hall of Fame, including breeders, owners, trainers, jockeys and other notable industry figures. The inductions will take place during the CTBA’s Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner at The Westin Pasadena Hotel on Monday, Feb. 11, the same night that the year-end champions will be announced.

California Hall Of Fame — 1987 to 2013 Horses Alibhai (GB) Ancient Title Best Pal Brown Bess Decidedly Determine Emperor of Norfolk Fleet Nasrullah

Flying Continental Flying Paster Free House Gummo Hill Rise Honeymoon Iron Reward Khaled (GB)

Melair Morvich Native Diver Pirate’s Bounty Quicken Tree Snow Chief Swaps Windy Sands

Fred W. Hooper Charles S. Howard Ellwood B. Johnston Ellwood W. Johnston John & Betty Mabee

Louis B. Mayer George A. Pope Jr. Kjell H. Qvale Connie M. Ring Robert H. & Barbara Walter

Mervyn LeRoy Senator Ken Maddy Jack K. Robbins DVM Louis R. Rowan

Dr. Charles H. Strub Brian Sweeney

William Molter Mel Stute Meshach Tenny

Charlie Whittingham

Laffit Pincay Jr. Bill Shoemaker Jack Westrope

George Woolf

Owners & Breeders Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin Keith Card Cecilia de Mille Harper Rex Ellsworth John C. Harris

Other Individuals Bing Crosby Trevor Denman Joe Hernandez Colonel F. W. “Bill” Koester

Trainers Farrell W. Jones R. H. “Red” McDaniel M. E. “Buster” Millerick

Jockeys Johnny Adams Russell Baze John Longden

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Trevor Denman Track announcer Trevor Denman is renowned for his colorful commentary and uncanny ability to describe the progress of a race, painting the scene for those fans who may not be able to pick out their horses for themselves. The South African is fittingly being inducted into the CTBA’s California Hall of Fame after being the voice of Santa Anita Park for 30 years, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for 28 years and Breeders’ Cup for seven years. The Durban native could not have had the Golden State on his mind when he applied to the South African Jockeys’ Academy at age 14. Although his application was turned down, Trevor did then dabble in riding as a freelance jockey. He also began recording himself calling races, already planning on a backup career as an announcer. Tenacity earned him a position as an assistant announcer on the South African circuit at age 18, and six years later he was promoted to head commentator. In 1983, Denman journeyed to the United States to call an international jockey challenge race at Bay Meadows Racecourse. During his trip, he visited Santa Anita to inquire about calling a single race at the historic track. Vice president Jimmy Kilroe gave the okay, and after Denman proved himself by calling a “large” 12-horse field, general manager Alan Balch hired him a few weeks later to call the Oak Tree Racing Association meet. Denman had only just turned 31. Denman plunged into calling races full time, traveling across the country to accommodate the schedule. He was hired by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in 1984, taking

over from Harry Henson, who had called there for 16 years. He had stints at Golden Gate Fields in Northern California and Atlantic City in New Jersey during 1987, and called at both Pimlico Racecourse and Laurel Park in Maryland. After adding Fairplex Park in 1987, and Hollywood Park in 1991, Denman became the sole voice of racing in Southern California. He also helped during the Del Mar auctions, emceed the CTBA award dinners for several years, and was on the board of the California Equine Retirement Foundation (CERF). The intense schedule led him to leave his position at Hollywood Park in 1995, but he remains in the booth of the other three tracks. In 2006, Denman was made the official announcer of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, a position which led to possibly his most famous race call during the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic when Zenyatta won in “un-be-liev-able” fashion. The 60-year-old has been calling races for 41 years, and counts Zenyatta’s Classic and the 1989 Preakness Stakes duel between Sunday Silence and Easy Goer amongst the best races he has ever seen. In addition to his regular announcer duties, Denman works in animal welfare and is a proponent of getting rid of the whip during races. He or his unique voice have appeared in the movies “Let it Ride,” “Dreamer,” “Simpatico” and “Racing Stripes,” and on the television shows “Jockeys,” “Luck” and “The Simpsons.” He and his wife Robin own a large farm in Minnesota, where he goes to recharge during the off-season.

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Windy Sands Although not a California-bred, Windy Sands had an enormous impact on the state, both on the track and in the breeding shed. Conceived in New Jersey but foaled in Kentucky on Feb. 23, 1957, Windy Sands started his career with early flashes of brilliance, finishing third in the New Jersey Breeders Stakes as a juvenile. He was also stakes-placed at Aqueduct in New York before finding his groove in Southern California. A son of Cal-bred Your Host, Windy Sands was bred by Connie and George Ring. He won the Lakes and Flowers Handicap in 1961, then took the Cortez and San Diego Handicaps in 1962. He finished second in five major events overall, including the 1962 Hollywood Gold Cup Handicap, missing to a star in Prove It. By the time Windy Sands retired at the end of his fiveyear-old season, he had amassed earnings of $196,295 with 13 wins and 29 placings in 64 starts. He had also beaten some of the best in the sport, including T. V. Lark, Olden Times, Prove It and Jaipur, as well as the five-time Horse of the Year, Kelso, twice. Windy Sands retired to his breeders’ Three Rings Ranch in 1963, and made an immediate impact. His first crop nearly included both winners of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s biggest races for juveniles when Native Honey won the 1966 Del Mar Debutante Stakes and Sand Devil finished second in that year’s Del Mar Futurity. His brilliant daughter June Darling went on a tear in 1970, winning six stakes races in nine career starts and defeating males twice. The best son of Windy Sands was bred by Connie Ring, and was unveiled in 1975. The colt, named Crystal

Water, won five grade I events and six stakes overall, including the Hollywood Derby in 1976, and both the Santa Anita Handicap and Hollywood Gold Cup in 1977. He earned $845,072 over four seasons, winning nine times in 25 starts and setting a track record in the San Diego Handicap. E. B. and E. W. Johnston purchased Windy Sands in 1975, and moved him to their Old English Rancho for the 1976 breeding season. The reliable sire was the state’s leading stallion by money won six times, first in 1970, then in 1976 and 1977, and also from 1981 through 1983. The final three years came after his unfortunate death in 1980; the 23-year-old Windy Sands died of abdominal hemorrhaging in December of that year, six months after he had finished a season in which he was reported to have covered 47 mares. In all, Windy Sands produced 19 crops of runners, siring 35 stakes winners for progeny earnings of $13,171,242. His starters made 11,734 trips to post, making for an impressive average of nearly 28 starts per runner, proving they were just as durable as their sire. Although the prime of his career came before the advent of graded stakes races, he still managed eight such winners, including his 1979 daughter Avigaition, who won three grade I races in 1983 and 1984, and $684,500-earner Eleven Stitches who won the Hollywood Gold Cup and Californian Stakes, both grade I events, in 1981. Windy Sands later went on to be the broodmare sire of 1982 Cal-bred Brown Bess, the 1989 Eclipse Champion Turf Female. Windy Sands now joins Connie Ring and both the Johnstons in the CTBA’s California Hall of Fame.

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More Fun In The Sun Sunshine Millions by EMILY SHIELDS Racing fans have made their point: they don’t care how a day is packaged, just give them strong fields and exciting racing and they will attend. Last year, 30,514 people flocked to what should have been the 10th edition of the prestigious Sunshine Millions event, but instead was the first year that both Santa Anita Park and Gulfstream Park in Florida held their own events, rather than a bicoastal competition. Because the day was still a rousing success, despite the change in format, Santa Anita is running with the idea and has put together a stakes-packed day on Jan. 26, offering fantastic opportunities for fans and horsemen alike. Six stakes worth a combined $1,150,000 are slated to bolster a great card of racing, with the richest of those events being two divisions of the $300,000 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes. As part of the new Golden State Series, the California Breeders’ Champion Stakes has been moved from late December to January, and is now for three-year-olds rather than juveniles. The contests, one for fillies and one for colts and geldings, were worth $100,000 and run over seven furlongs before, but now they are much richer and will be run over a mile. Some of the sport’s best Cal-bred colts have won the race. Hill Rise did it in 1963, on his way to winning the 1964 Santa Anita Derby and finishing second in the Kentucky Derby and third in the Preakness Stakes. The brilliant National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame inductee Ancient Title, a five-time grade I winner, won in 1972. The mighty Snow Chief kicked off his 1986 campaign in the California Breeders’ Champion Stakes, before winning a trio of grade I races in the Florida Derby, Santa Anita Derby and Preakness Stakes. More recently, grade I winners General Challenge (1999), Proud Tower (2000) and Bob Black Jack (2007) have brought home the trophy.

Although the filly specific division of the race has only been run since 1980, grade I winers such as Nell’s Briquette, A Kiss for Luck, Fabulous Notion, Rascal Lass, Kool Arrival and Silent Sighs have all found the winner’s circle. Fellow grade I winner Cat’s Cradle won in 1995, on her way to a California Horse of the Year title. Evening Jewel, who won the California Breeders’ Champion Stakes in 2009, also took that year-end honor with two grade I wins during 2010. Two other Cal-bred stakes, worth $100,000 each, will also be run on the Sunshine Millions program. The Valentine Dancer Stakes, for older fillies and mares going a mile on the turf, was part of the program last year, as was the grassy Crystal Water Stakes for males over 1 1/8 miles. Because of the addition of the California Breeders’ Champion Stakes, the $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes, held on the Sunshine Millions program in 2011, has been shifted to Feb. 24. Chokecherymary won the Valentine Dancer last year, and although she only raced once more, she captured that start, too. Holladay Road, victorious in the 2011 Crystal Water, went on to fourth or better in races like the Santa Anita Handicap (grade I) and the Inglewood Handicap (grade III). Two stakes races for open competition round out the card. The grade II, $250,000 Santa Monica Stakes was a grade I event until this year. Top fillies such as Serena’s Song, Exotic Wood, Honest Lady and Ventura have won the seven-furlong dash. The final stakes on the schedule is the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes for three-year-old fillies. The traditional early Santa Anita Oaks (grade I) prep was won by Cal-bred Willa B Awesome last year, on her way to victory in the meet’s premier race for sophomore fillies. The eleventh Sunshine Millions day may not look the same as any of the previous years in its history, but the card promises exceptional stakes action, which is exactly what the fans want to see.

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Mark Tatch: A Program To Take Notice Of

CTBA Member Profile

by EMILY SHIELDS Mark Tatch found himself in the breeding business via the typical fashion: he was campaigning fillies, and when they disappointed on the track and were retired, he realized there was not much left to do with them except breed them. “Mark had a few two-year-olds in training that didn’t make it as racehorses,” explained Tatch’s assistant, Amanda Guthrie. “Those became his first broodmares.” As an owner, Tatch, a California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (CTBA) member since 2004, had found modest success with partnerships in Garrick (NZ) and June’s Choice (NZ), both allowance winners on the Southern California circuit. He has amused race fans by breeding Biden My Time, a son of Old Topper, in 2007, and campaigning Bar Rock Omama, a daughter of D’wildcat, from 2009 to 2011. Biden My Time wasn’t Tatch’s first homebred, however. He bred his first horse Its in God’s Hands, a son of In Excess (Ire) out of the 1997 California Cup Distaff Handicap winner Seattle Carla, in 2005. The gray gelding earned $88,020 from three wins and three placing in 10 starts. Since then, Tatch has amassed a small but strong operation at a private ©Benoit photos

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facility in Bonsall, only three miles away from the San Luis Rey Downs Training Center. His horses are split between two properties, and Guthrie helps to keep it all together. “I had just started working for Mark when our mare Chalk Face foaled,” she recalled. “He was lovely, my favorite from day one.” The white-faced colt by Tribal Rule stood out immediately. “He was really well mannered for a Tribal Rule, a nice, class horse from the start,” Guthrie said. “In the paddock we’d always catch him first, and he would help us catch everyone else.” The colt, named Strong Wind, continued to impress Guthrie as he grew. “Mark always asked me who I liked most, and even though Strong Wind wasn’t as impressive as others we had, he just had such a smart personality. He was a little downhill, a little toed out in front, but he was always the best colt.” Strong Wind sold for $24,000 at the 2011 Barretts October Yearling Sale to trainer Steve Knapp on behalf of his owners Bill and Sue Tomasic and the Roncelli Family Trust. He debuted for these connections on May 19, 2012, going 4 1/2 furlongs on Betfair Hollywood Park’s all-weather Cushion Track surface. It was an inconspicuous debut; Strong Wind gained a position

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in the stretch to finish fourth at odds of 10-1. Bettors appreciated the colt more in his second start, as Strong Wind finished third as the 7-1 fourth choice going five furlongs. Stretched out to 5 1/2 furlongs in his third start on June 30, 4-1 third choice Strong Wind and jockey Kevin Krigger romped by 6 1/4 lengths over eight fellow California-breds. Strong Wind earned $30,000 for the win, and ran impressively enough to find himself in a stakes race for his fourth consecutive start in Inglewood. Trainer Steve Knapp entered Strong Wind in the grade III, $150,000 Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes, and the flashy colt again finished fourth while defeating 2-5 favorite Amarish. Strong Wind parlayed the experience gained in that sixfurlong race into his next start, the $100,000 Graduation Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Aug. 1. Sent off as the 3-1 third choice in a field of five, he briefly followed Law Dog before taking command of the race early and drawing away to win by 4 1/4 lengths. The win was popular with his connections: Krigger was capturing his first Del Mar stakes victory, and Knapp took his first stakes win worth at least $100,000 since 2009. Strong Wind has run four times since his stakes score at 5 1/2 furlongs. He finished third in Del Mar’s $150,000 I’m Smokin Stakes, beaten only 2 1/4 lengths despite Krigger losing the whip in the stretch. He tried a route of ground for the first time in the $250,000 Bob Benoit California Cup Juvenile going 1 1/16 miles on the dirt at Santa Anita Park and finished ninth of 10, but then returned to sprinting and a synthetic surface when he shipped to Golden Gate Fields for the $54,200 Golden Nugget Stakes. Set against five rivals going six furlongs, Strong Wind finished second in the Nov. 10 race. On Dec. 16, he finished eighth in the $200,000 King Glorious Stakes at Hollywood Park. Strong Wind now has two wins, a second, two thirds and $141,360 in earnings from nine starts. Guthrie has been especially jubilant regarding Strong Wind’s promising career. “I ended up going to get in the win picture after the Graduation,” she said. “I always thought he was our best colt, but to see him actually show as much talent as I thought he had is so exciting.” Chalk Face is in foal to Dixie Chatter for 2013, and is booked back to Tribal Rule. She is part of Tatch’s goal to continue to expand his broodmare band, upgrading the pedigrees with some of

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the biggest names in the game. Of his 14 horses, he currently owns mares by Arch, Silver Deputy and Gilded Time, and he owns half-sisters to the likes of California champions Repo and Texcess. La Jolla Lee, a full sister to the dam of dual California champion and grade I winner Idiot Proof, Exceedtheprospect, dam of 2009 stakes winner Judge Joan, and Susan’s Choice, dam of the Tatch-bred multiple 2012 winner J J’s Jaguar, round out the improving broodmare band. “We are breeding to sell, and not really racing anymore,” Guthrie explained. At the 2012 Barretts October Yearling Sale, Tatch sold a son of Marino Marini for $30,000 to an enthusiastic buyer from Malaysia. With that colt at the sales and runners like Strong Wind on the track, buyers will have to take notice of horses coming from Mark Tatch’s homegrown program.

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Regional Sales

New Opportunities

by RUDI GROOTHEDDE With every New Year comes the promise of new opportunities and it is no different for those in the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry who can once again look forward to a host of options available to them to upgrade their stock during the annual Barretts January Mixed Sale at Fairplex in Pomona. This year’s auction in the Hinds Pavilion on Tuesday, Jan. 22, will feature a 267-strong catalog of 97 broodmares or broodmare prospects, three stallions, 49 yearlings, 87 two-year-olds and 31 racing prospects. Supplemental entries to the sale will be accepted through Monday, Jan. 7. In 2012, the auction realized gross sales of $982,500 for 162 horses sold at an average price of $6,065 and a median price of $3,000, while the buy-back rate for the 243 offerings was 33.3 percent. The 2013 catalog cover features a quartet of sale graduates who have performed at the highest level during the past 12 months. Amazombie, who since last year’s auction was awarded the 2011 Eclipse Champion Male Sprinter title and won the 2012 Bing Crosby Stakes (grade I), has now earned $1,920,378 after being led through the ring unsold at $32,000 as a two-year-old in 2008. Willa B Awesome, an $18,000 buy as a juvenile in 2011, won last year’s edition of the Santa Anita Oaks (grade I) and has earned $630,896. Since selling for $17,000 as a yearling in 2007, the $259,192-earner Frumious has won the 2012 Palos Verdes Stakes (grade II), while Izzy Rules boasts earnings of $257,683 and a victory in last year’s Las Flores Stakes (grade III) following her $6,500 purchase as a yearling of 2008. This year, 21 individual consignors are scheduled to offer 29 separate consignments. Havens Bloodstock Agency has 70 entries split between three groups. They include both the Red Ransom mare Red Table, dam of dual 2012 stakes winner Control Seeker, and a two-year-old full sister to last year’s $250,000 California Cup Juvenile Stakes winner Monument. As Agent for Seltzer Thoroughbreds (Complete Dispersal of Breeding Stock), Andy Havens is offering the unraced Pulpit mare Three Moons, who is out of a half-sister to the multiple grade I-winning millionaire Came Home, as well as her yearling filly by Triumphant Flight. The 31-strong group under the care of Mary Knight includes the Dynaformer mare Ata Dynaformer, who hails from the family of 2009 grade I winner Santa Teresita, her juvenile colt Light Dew, and a yearling daughter of Papa Clem from the family of the multiple grade I-winning Eclipse champion Beautiful Pleasure. Among its four consignments numbering 23 horses, Harris Farms features Clean Break, a five-year-old Swiss Yodeler half-sister to the multiple graded stakes-winning California 32 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED • JANUARY 2013

champion Unzip Me, and a two-year-old Benchmark colt whose dam is a half-sister to the 2012 stakes winner Red Sun, while as Agent for Chris J. Ray it also consigns a Lucky Pulpit yearling filly whose winning dam is a half-sister to another multiple graded stakes-winning California champion in Go Go. The catalog also includes a number of other horses worth noting. As Agent for Win More Farm, Adrian Gonzalez’ Checkmate Thoroughbreds will offer a two-year-old Stormin Fever half-sister to the 2012 stakes winner Derby Gold. Bruno De Berdt, as Agent for George and Clare Schmitt, consigns the eight-year-old Gone West mare Western Engagement who is out of a winning half-sister to the grade I winner Special Ring, while H & E Ranch has Local Flavor, an 11-year-old Bertrando full sister to the dam of grade I winner Silent Sighs. A juvenile son of Student Council from the family of the grade I-winning California champion Romance Is Diane heads the Sam Hendricks consignment and Lovacres Ranch offers a couple of two-year-olds worth a mention: from the family of the three-time California champion Smooth Player is a colt by Bushwacker and from the family of multiple 2012 group I winner Manighar (Aus) is a daughter of Awesome Gambler. McCarthy Bloodstock consigns Cougar Mountain, a four-year-old Stormy Atlantic mare from the family of grade I winners Smart Strike, Dance Smartly and Full of Wonder, while NexStar has a juvenile filly by Salt Lake from the family of Eclipse champion and Belmont Stakes (grade I) winner Rags to Riches. The River Edge Farm consignment is full of quality, including the following four-year-old mares: Ban, by After Market out of a half-sister to the dam of dual grade I winner Dixie Union; Goodie Bag, by Candy Ride (Arg) out of a daughter of two-time Eclipse champion Paseana (Arg); and Heart’s Memory, by Bertrando out of a daughter of grade I winner Private Persuasion and from the family of Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic winner Life is Sweet. This top nursery also has on offer a two-year-old Bertrando filly out of a winning half-sister to the dam of multiple grade I winner The Tin Man. A juvenile Tribal Rule full brother to 2012 stakes winner Native Treasure is part of the SK Racing Stable draft and Woodbridge Farm is offering a Benchmark yearling who is a full brother to the graded stakes winner Standard Setter. Covering sires represented in the catalog include the Kentucky-based English Channel, Giacomoa and Leroidesanimaux (Brz), as well as such leading local stallions as Awesome Gambler, Benchmark, Heatseeker (Ire), Kafwain, Lucky Pulpit, Swiss Yodeler, Tribal Rule, Unusual Heat and Vronsky. For catalogs or more information about the 2013 Barretts January Mixed Sale, call (909) 629-3099 or go online to the Barretts Equine Ltd. web site of www.barretts.com. www.ctba.com


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California Sires

New To California For 2013

by RUDI GROOTHEDDE

Retiring To Stud In California Acclamation, 2006 (Unusual Heat—Winning in Style, by Silveyville) $20,000-Live Foal Standing at Old English Rancho in Sanger From the Northern Dancer sire line, this multiple grade I-winning grandson of Nureyev was voted the 2011 Eclipse Champion Older Male and is from the female family of graded stakes-winning champions Stylish Winner and Impressive Style. A Kings Life, 2008 (Silc (Fr)—Way of Life, by Gulch) Complimentary to Approved Mares Standing at Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms in Hemet From the Blushing Groom (Fr) sire line, this winning grandson of Sillery is from the female family of graded stakes winners Adhocracy and Classic Par.

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Acclamation

Calimonco 2006 (Storm Cat—Sweet Life, by Kris S.) Private Treaty-Live Foal Standing at Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona From the Northern Dancer sire line, this dual grade II-placed, stakes-winning grandson of Storm Bird is a half-brother to the multiple grade I-winning Eclipse champion Sweet Catomine and dual grade I winner Life is Sweet. Empire Way, 2009 (Empire Maker—Delta Princess) $5,000 Live Foal Standing at Lovacres Ranch in Warner Springs From the Mr. Prospector sire line, this grade II-placed grandson of Unbridled is a full brother to 2011 Eclipse Champion Three-Year-Old Filly and two-time Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic (grade I) winner Royal Delta.

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Northern Indy, 2008 (A.P. Indy—Polish Nana, by Polish Numbers) $3,000-Live Foal Standing at Paradise Road Ranch in Lathrop From the Bold Reasoning sire line, this grade III-placed, stakes-winning grandson of Seattle Slew is from the female family of grade I winner Tenski and grade II-winning sire Love of Money. Runaround, 2001 (Silver Charm—Fatal Distraction, by Hatchet Man) Private Treaty-Live Foal Standing at Farrington Farms in Bonita From the Buckpasser sire line, this unplaced grandson of Silver Buck is from the female family of group II winner Lords and multiple stakes winners Alanesian, Middle Brother and Princessnesian.

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The Black, 2009 (Cherokee Run—Connie’s Spirit, by Theatrical (Ire)) $1,000-Live Foal Standing at R. M. Master Racing Stables in Big Bear City From the Blushing Groom (Fr) sire line, this stakes-placed grandson of Runaway Groom is from the female family of grade I-winning sires Rock Hard Ten and Gato Del Sol.

Relocating To Stud In California Impeachment, 1997 (Deputy Minister—Misconduct, by Criminal Type) $2,000-Live Foal Standing at Fruitful Acres Farm in Aguanga From the Northern Dancer sire line, this dual grade I-placed grandson of Vice Regent is from the female family of champions Sky Beauty, Dayjur and Gold Beauty. He is the sire of the grade III-placed stakes winner Scooter Girl.

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The Black

Unbridled Energy, 2002 (Unbridled’s Song—Ataentsic, by Hold Your Peace) $2,500-Live Foal Standing at Golden Eagle Farm in Ramona From the Mr. Prospector sire line, this grade II-winning grandson of Unbridled is from the female family of grade I-placed, graded stakes winners Heart of Joy and Midnight Cry. He has sired six stakes horses and the earners of more than $3.2 million from three crops of racing age. Statistics included on this page are through December 16, 2012. 34 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED • JANUARY 2013

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Racing In Southern California

Cal-Bred Juveniles Provide Pleasant Surprises

by EMILY SHIELDS

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Upsets reigned during the fall meet at Betfair Hollywood Park as California-breds Doinghardtimeagain and Weewinnin posted major surprises in the inaugural runnings of two seven-furlong Golden State Series contests for two-year-olds. No Easy Task After two dominant wins by a combined 9 3/4 lengths, Home Journey was sent off as the 3-5 favorite in the $196,000 Soviet Problem Stakes on Dec. 9. The daughter of Good Journey appeared on paper to be invincible, but she would face a contentious and overlooked field that included $250,000 California Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes winner Tilde and $99,500 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Filly Sprint Preview Stakes winner Unusual Way. When the field of seven broke from the gate, Home Journey immediately went for the lead, keeping ahead of the speedy Unusual Way through the early stages. When the running got serious, however, Home Journey inexplicably folded while Doinghardtimeagain under Martin Garcia rallied from fourth to run away and score by 2 1/4 lengths. The daughter of Ministers Wild Cat (Tommy Town Thoroughbreds) stopped the clock in 1:23.93 and paid $15.80 for the win. Unusual Way finished second with Awe Golly Molly third, while Home Journey faded to last. Doinghardtimeagain did figure in the Soviet Problem, having run second in the Cal Cup Juvenile Fillies as a maiden before winning next out in a maiden special weight over 6 1/2 furlongs on Hollywood Park’s main Cushion Track surface. The extra half-furlong in the Soviet Problem was clearly no issue for Doinghardtimeagain, who now has a record of two wins and two seconds in four starts for earnings of $198,500. Jerry Hollendorfer conditions Doinghardtimeagain for her breeders,

Doinghardtimeagain—$196,000 Soviet Problem Stakes—December 9, 2012

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Tom and Debi Stull of Tommy Town Thoroughbreds. The dark bay filly is out of the two-time winner Silver Hawk Lady, by Conquistador Cielo, the dam of two other winners. A Big Shock Doinghardtimeagain’s upset was nothing compared to the bomb dropped by 60-1 Weewinnin in the $200,000 King Glorious Stakes on Dec. 16, closing day of the meet. The son of Comic Strip had not raced since Aug. 1, finishing fourth of five in the $100,000 Graduation Stakes, and his lone win was a victory in a $32,000 maiden claiming event at Golden Gate Fields in June. The deep, 11-horse field for the King Glorious seemed a tough place for Weewinnin to return to the races. The $250,000 California Cup Juvenile Stakes winner Monument was the 2-1 favorite, while Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint fourth place finisher Hazardous, Graduation Stakes winner Strong Wind, and sharp recent debut winner Surfcup also drew interest. Nearly everyone dismissed Weewinnin, with only the stakes-placed filly Awesome Annie at higher odds on the board. When Monument found himself in tight in the stretch, Weewinnin and jockey Jose Valdivia Jr. rolled right on by, darting past Fighting Hussar to win by a half-length while Monument fought on to be third. Weewinnin paid a staggering $122.00 for his victory, which came in a final time of 1:23.54. Brian Koriner trains Weewinnin for breeders Dr. William T. and Jill Gray and their partners E-Racing.com, Janet Lyons, et al. The dark bay colt has now earned $125,900 with two wins in three starts. He is out of the unraced Roman Dancer mare Honoree Lady, whose first foal to race, a three-year-old full sister to Weewinnin named Handfull, is a winner of six of 12 starts.

Weewinnin—$200,000 King Glorious Stakes—December 16, 2012

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Industry Insight

Leading California Breeders Establish A Kentucky Presence

by EMILY SHIELDS Nuckols Jr. is delighted to host the Stulls’ mares on his farm. “These are some of their better mares, and we work together to pick stallions. We sent a pretty nice group of weanlings out there this year.” He is especially impressed with the dual stakes-placed Fusaichi Pegasus mare Silent Fusaichi. “That mare consistently throws nice babies,” he said. Silent Fusaichi’s first foal, the three-year-old Kafwain filly Revive Me, won a maiden special weight race at Golden Gate Fields on Nov. 17. The mare has a standout two-yearold colt by Tale of the Cat who sold privately after the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearling Sale, as well as a yearling son of More Than Ready. She is in foal to Tale of the Cat again. “Silent Fusaichi has a lot of sense and is nice to look at. She’s one of my favorites,” Nuckols said. “She and Northern Station really stand out.” The stakes winner Northern Station, currently in foal to Congrats, has a yearling colt by Speightstown. She is a Street Cry (Ire) half-sister to 2004 French stakes winner Witten, as well as Polonius, winner of the 2008 Will Rogers Stakes (grade III) at Hollywood Park. The other Kentucky mares include multiple grade III-placed stakes winner Ms Vanenzza, grade III-placed Babe Hall, dual stakes-placed Miss Dolce, who is in foal to Congrats, and stakes-placed Knockout Bertie, in foal to Bellamy Road. Look for Kentucky-sired offspring of Tommy Town Thoroughbred mares at upcoming auctions, and performing on the racetrack starting in 2014.

U R All That I Am

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Tommy Town Thoroughbreds is well known as one of the leading breeders of California-breds in the past decade. Lesser known is the fact that Tom and Debi Stull’s operation is expanding outside the Golden State and into the Bluegrass State. Eight Tommy Town mares are currently residing at Alfred H. Nuckols Jr.’s Hurstland Farm in Midway, Kentucky. The lone California-bred in the group is U R All That I Am, a Tommy Town homebred who earned $426,740 with 10 wins, three seconds and five thirds in 29 starts. The grade II-placed daughter of Valid Wager won five stakes races between 2009 and 2011, including the $147,000 B. Thoughtful Stakes and $75,300 Cat’s Cradle Handicap. U R All That I Am’s dam, Fort Silver, was the 2009/2010 California Broodmare of the Year thanks to her five different stakes winners, so there are high hopes for her outstanding daughter. U R All That I Am is in foal to More than Ready, the sire of three champions and three Breeders’ Cup winners. Scat Daddy has been selected as her mate for 2013; the young stallion is the leading second-crop sire of 2012. It is access to stallions like these that caused the move of the Tommy Town mares to Kentucky. Farm manager Mike Allen said, “We are just trying to get to different stallions and improve our pedigrees every year.” The foals from the mares will all return to California as weanlings to be broken, then the colts will be sold and the fillies will remain in training for their breeders.

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Grade I winner, Multiple Graded Stakes-Placed, by Leading Sire SMART STRIKE Set New Track Record going 6 1/2 furlongs on the dirt in 1.13.11 at Santa Anita Park in 2011. In U.S. at 2, won the Grade I, $500,000 Lane’s End Breeders’ Furturity on Polytrack, at Keeneland defeating PIONEEROF THE NILE by 9 lengths. Finished second to MIDSHIPMAN in the Grade I, $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, defeating STREET HERO. Property of Paul Reddam Inquiries to Kevin Dickson (760) 414-3300 or Edward Freeman (760) 525-1412

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Deep Pockets: Big Plans

Another Man’s Treasure

by MARCIE HEACOX

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old—off-track Thoroughbred gelding Mightiest Titan, nicknamed Taz. She adopted the 13-year-old because he was badly injured in a riding accident and his former owner was going to euthanize him. Gray dedicated herself to his rehabilitation and has returned him to working at low levels of three-day eventing. She added “Pockets” to her stable about a year ago. “She was spending all her time rehabilitating Taz,” Salley-Gray said. “Her riding and her training were suffering, so she needed a healthy horse so she could compete.” Christine Scarlett’s been training Deep Pockets and Gray in three-day eventing. To switch disciplines, Scarlett said a horse needs to relearn the basics, such as how to be more responsive to leg and hand cues. She said she’s a fan of Thoroughbreds in particular. “I think they’re a light, rideable horse that’s used to doing a task. They get to their chore and do it,” Scarlett said. “They’ll go the extra mile and they work hard for you.” Both Scarlett and Gray said Deep Pockets is an intelligent horse, which can only help in the diverse disciplines of dressage, cross-country and showjumping. “He’s really smart, so you teach him something and he’ll remember it forever,” Gray said. “If you don’t have a plan, he has a plan for himself,” Scarlett said. “It’ll certainly teach (Gray) to be disciplined in the use of aids and consistent with her work with the horse, which I think is extremely valuable for a young rider.” Gray may be young, but she plans on riding horses for the rest of her life and has set her goals high, saying simply, “I want to go to the Olympics.” She hopes Deep Pockets is the horse to get her there.

Ever since she was seven, 14-year-old Harper Gray has wanted nothing more than to ride horses, especially her California-bred gelding Deep Pockets. Deep Pockets is an eight-year-old son of In Excess (Ire) and Danzig’s two-time winner Zigland. In February of 2009, he broke his maiden at Santa Anita Park in his fifth career start for his breeders and owners, the late Betty and Larry Mabee of Golden Eagle Farm. In his next race, trainer Kristin Mulhall claimed him from Bob Baffert, but the team couldn’t win from five more starts that year. Mulhall then retired Deep Pockets and went through placement organization The Second Race to find him a new home. He was adopted by a woman who found him to be incompatible and gave him to the Gray family for free, per Second Race stipulations. “I really liked how he was built like a sport horse, and his personality, because he’s very sweet,” Gray said. Since taking riding lessons at a summer camp seven years ago, Gray’s only occupation besides school is riding and caring for her horses at Willow Creek Horse Park in Woodland. “We found her a trainer and she started riding, and that was sort of it for her,” Gray’s mother, Julie SalleyGray, said. “It was all she wanted to do.” Salley-Gray said her only relation to horses besides supporting her daughter’s endeavors is through her position as a consultant for California’s Assembly Appropriations Committee. Her husband, Nicholas Gray, worked in construction management until the economic recession hit, and their daughter’s involvement in horses inspired him to change professions and become a farrier. Harper Gray got her first horse when she was 11 years

California-bred Deep Pockets, who won at Santa Anita Park for trainer Bob Baffert on February 8, 2009 (left), is now enjoying a second career in three-day eventing with 14-year-old Harper Gray in Northern California.

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A Blast From The Past

Blue Reading: A Colorful Competitor

by JACKIE BARNES Blue Reading was a multiple stakes winner of 17 races in a colorful career spanning five years from 1949 to 1953. The bay colt was bred in California by Mrs. A. W. Ryan, wife of Ryana Ranch and Northridge Farms owner J. W. Ryan, and was foaled on Feb. 11, 1947. He had a number of outstanding racing achievements in his career. Many of these records have ties to the Golden State’s current breeding and racing programs. At two, Blue Reading had made a few starts for his breeder before attracting the attention of leading trainer R. H. McDaniel, who claimed the colt at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Sept. 1, 1949, for $6,500 on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Clement L. Hirsch. Under the guidance of McDaniel, the colt thrived in his new surroundings. Blue Reading went on a seven-race winning streak, including a victory over the highly regarded Your Host in the Homebred Stakes at Bay Meadows Racecourse on Oct. 12. This marked the first stakes win for his owners, as well as his sire Reading II (Aus). The colt also won the Salinas Handicap and San Bruno Stakes to be ranked with Your Host as the two best colts in the West. His reputation grew even more after his length victory over Competing Beau in the 1 1/16-mile El Camino Stakes on Dec. 10. In his final start at two, Blue Reading came up short in the $72,500 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes at seven furlongs finishing a distant second to Your Host. At year’s end, he was ranked at 114 pounds on the Experimental Free Handicap to Your Host at 118. In the summer of 1950, as the season moved to Del Mar, Blue Reading excelled at the seaside venue with a win in the La Jolla Handicap. His final time of 1:36 equaled the track record.

Blue Reading had a breakout season at age four, winning three major stakes at Del Mar. Following his win in the Bing Crosby Handicap, he set a new track of 1:41 3/5 with his resounding victory in the San Diego Handicap. With this win, he went over $100,000 in career earnings, a first for both his sire and his breeder. After winning a minor Bay Meadows stakes race at five, Blue Reading scored his final two victories at age six at Santa Anita Park. After winning the Santa Catalina Handicap by a nose on Jan. 10, he won the San Carlos Handicap just seven days later. Blue Reading’s career totals were 57-17-12-6 for earnings of $185,745. Ten of those placings came against stakes competition. His sire was a multiple stakes winner of 10 races in Australia, including the AJC Derby and St. Leger and VRC Derby and St. Leger. He was imported to the United States by Louis B. Mayer where he set a new track record with his victory in the 1942 Green Velvet Handicap. The stakes-placed, seven-time winner Blue Alibi, dam of Blue Reading, was a Ryana Ranch homebred. She was an Alibhai (GB) full sister to stakes winner Style Prince and half-sister to stakes winner Allied Glory. This mare also produced Blue Reading’s stakes-placed full brother Bold Reading, as well as his stakes-winning half-brothers Apple Valley and Alibi Blue. Clement L. Hirsch was a leader in Southern California racing for more than four decades. A highly successful businessman, he campaigned numerous stakes winners, including world record-setter Figonero (Arg), Del Mar Futurity winner June Darling and grade I winner Magical Maiden, the granddam of current Legacy Ranch stallion Papa Clem. Blue Reading was a talented hard-knocking individual. California’s history was greatly enriched by his efforts, along with the classy and colorful people who surrounded him.

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$29,750 Santa Catalina Handicap—January 10, 1953

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R E A D I N G $23,350 San Carlos Handicap—January 17, 1953

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Down On The Farm

Dealing With A Premature Foal

by HEATHER SMITH THOMAS Occasionally a mare foals too early, before the foal is full term and ready for the outside world. Debbie Parsons, DVM (JCS Veterinary Reproductive Services, at Langley, British Columbia), works with a number of premature foals each year and says many of these foals will survive, with proper care, but foals carried less than 300 days have less chance. Average gestation length for mares is 340 to 342 days and a foal is considered premature if it arrives at 320 days (or less) of gestation. This is relative, however, and can vary with individual mares. They tend to follow their own pattern; some always foal a little early and some always foal late. “If you have a mare who for the last seven years had her foal at 360 days and she suddenly has a foal at 330 days, for her that’s a premature foal,” says Parsons. Health problems in a premature foal can be varied, ranging from a foal who’s just too small (and looking normal in

A newborn foal being warmed and given oxygen.

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all other aspects) to one who never gets up. “The big problems are due to immaturity of the organ systems, especially the lungs. If the lungs are not mature, they don’t produce enough surfactant (a substance secreted by the alveolar cells into tiny air passages in the lungs, which reduces the surface tension of fluids and thus allows tissues to be more elastic). Surfactant allows the airways to open up more fully,” explains Parsons. If the lungs are immature, not producing enough surfactant, the foal can’t get as much air into their lungs, and is short on oxygen. “They might look normal at birth, and then go downhill. We call this ‘second day syndrome’ because often they’ll look good for the first 24 hours or more, and then they start to crash,” she says. Many of the foal’s organ systems mature very late in gestation, particularly the respiratory system that actually matures due to maternal cortisol levels rising—as happens in a normal birth. That’s why sometimes an induced labor gives the foal a better chance of survival than a Csection. With surgical delivery, the mare does not go through labor at all. “Any foal born premature should be looked at by a veterinarian and watched closely,” says Parsons. “In some of these babies, not only are lungs and brain not fully developed but the digestive tract is not mature. You can’t feed them like you would a normal newborn; the digestive tract can’t handle that quantity of food. Usually we start with a very low dose feeding, and supplement with IV (intravenous) nutrition to keep him going,” she says. “A lot of times, foals born strong but very small for their gestational age do better than a bigger foal. Small size indicates a foal has been stressed—with challenges in the uterus that let them mature a bit more,” says Parsons. “They might be more mature (and ready to handle life outside the uterus) than a foal who all of a sudden was born too early, as when a mare colics.” If a mare terminates pregnancy very quickly, the foal hasn’t had a chance to get ready. A mare who’s stressed for a while (due to illness, placentitis or any other chronic problem) produces higher levels of cortisol, which can trigger labor, but also stimulate the foal to hurry up and get ready for birth—with an

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advanced rate of maturation in vital organ systems such as the lungs. “With a small foal, even if they’re able to get up and nurse, you need to look at the angle of the neck as the foal is suckling. If they have to stretch too much to reach the udder, they may get milk down the windpipe and develop aspiration pneumonia. If they have to reach straight up, it’s not very safe, especially if the mare produces a lot of milk and lets them down as they nurse— and the milk is just streaming into their mouth. They’re likely to get some in his windpipe. You might have to muzzle the foal or separate them from the mare, to prevent this. Then you can milk her and feed the baby, until they grow enough to reach the udder. Or you can build a ramp for them to stand on, to nurse while supervised,” she says. Survival Rate “Giving a prognosis for a premature foal is hard because there’s such a wide range of how mature they are at birth,” says Parsons. “One thing in veterinary medicine, as opposed to human medicine, that complicates our ability to give a prognosis is finances. Prognoses must be based on the individual case since it depends on the condition of the foal, intended purpose of the foal, and financial restriction of the owner. Some of the amazing success stories are accompanied by a very large bill.” Foals born at less than 300 days require a lot of laborintensive care to survive. Some of them can be saved, but others won’t make it, no matter how hard you try. The younger the foal, the less chance they have. The general rule of thumb is that a foal born at 300 days has about a 10 percent chance of making it, and those odds gradually improve, the closer they are to term. Survival probabilities vary greatly however, depending on the foal. “In-foals born at less than 320 days, usually about 75 percent of them will live; the other 25 percent have major problems. If they don’t nurse properly or can’t hold their heads up while lying down, they don’t have very good odds. “Many premature foals (if their bones are developed and they make it through the first few weeks of life) will usually go on and be fine, and will catch up in size by the time they are two years old,” says Parsons. “But there are so many complications they can run into in the first two weeks of life. If the bones aren’t fully formed in the knees and the hocks, the chances of that foal being an athlete are very slim, due to subsequent arthritis.” Immature bones will suffer damage and crushing from weight bearing, if the foal stands up. She takes x-rays of knees and hocks at the start. “If bones are immature, it takes a lot of nursing care, and making sure the foal doesn’t stand up too much. You have better success if a foal is down more, and doesn’t stand until their bones have a chance to mature so the joints are not permanently damaged. The front legs are a bit easier to deal with because you can splint them and take some of the pressure off the knee, but hind legs are more difficult,” says Parsons. “Usually the first 48 hours will tell you which way the foal is going, but not always. Some get through the first

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week and look great and have been through all the bad things—you get them weaned off oxygen and IV fluids and are ready to send them home and they get septic joints, or ruptured bladder or an umbilical infection or some other complication. Dealing with a premature foal is like a roller coaster. You see improvement, then they develop another complication, then they improve again, and then they go back down. You have to be prepared for that,” she says. Treatment Of Premature Foals “The more aggressive you are in the beginning with treatment and care, the better outcome, in most cases, and the cheaper your veterinary bill will be. You want to prevent complications, as opposed to treating them, if you can. These foals can fool us sometimes, however, because many will look good for the first day or so. The foal gets up and nurses and seems to be doing fine, and then the second day they’re flat out and can’t get up,” says Parsons. For a premature foal it’s important to do an IgG test, to make sure they absorbed enough antibodies from colostrum. “Even though a foal might get up and suckle, many don’t drink enough. Even if you see them drinking enough, the mare may not have mobilized all her antibodies into her colostrum if the foal is premature; she might not have the quantity or quality of colostrum she would have otherwise. If the foal’s gut is immature, they might not absorb antibodies through the gut lining even if they’re drinking adequate amounts. So it is very important to check IgG levels with a blood test,” she says. Cost of Continued on next page

Dysmature Foals “One thing that confuses people is the difference between premature and dysmature. The latter is a foal that by number of days is full term, but looks premature. It hasn’t been developing at proper rate. It’s like putting a cake in the oven, cooking it for correct length of time, but the temperature setting is too low. Even though the time was long enough, the cake is not done yet. A dysmature foal has the same prognosis, the same complications and same treatment as a premature foal,” says Parson. Some mares carry foals longer than normal (overdue) that arrive dysmature. “They may go 365 or 370 days and come out really small, looking like a premature foal. There is usually some kind of uterine insufficiency or placental problem that interfered with normal rate of development; this is why the mare held onto the foal longer, trying to get it more fully developed. When a mare goes overdue, we generally don’t induce labor, like they frequently do in human medicine. If a mare goes over her expected delivery date, we recommend an ultrasound examination across her abdomen and evaluate the condition of the foal—to make sure there are no signs of stress in the fetus. If everything is going well, the fluids look good, the foal is moving and its heart rate is good, with no signs of stress, we just wait and watch,” says Parsons.

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Down On The Farm Cont’d. the test and supplemental colostrum or plasma is minimal compared to the expense of treating a septic foal. Once they’re sick, it’s difficult to treat and save them. Premature foals are at high risk for infection because the immune system is immature. The neurological system is also immature, which can lead to depression, dummy foal syndrome, poor suckle reflex, etc. Premature foals don’t maintain body temperature or hydration very well; kidneys are not as functional. If a foal is dehydrated, their eyelids are more likely to be flipped inward. Premature foals need fluid often, but if a foal is showing neurological signs due to brain swelling, over-hydrating a

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foal can make that problem worse. This is one reason a premature foal’s best chance for survival is at a veterinary neonatal care unit where they can be closely monitored. You walk a fine line with these fragile babies, regarding fluid and electrolyte balance. The foal needs close monitoring because the electrolyte balance can be skewed; the sodium may go too high or too low, and calcium can go high or low. You have to know which electrolytes they need. Nursing care for a premature foal is labor intensive, and very important, especially when they’re down and can’t get up. “It’s usually best to have the foal at a veterinary hospital, for all the care that’s needed,” says Parsons. “You can do a lot at home, but the difference is having 24-hour care and close monitoring/tests so the veterinarian can try to identify problems early and be able to correct them quickly. We do a lot of monitoring when a baby is in the hospital, checking and rechecking blood, sugar levels, oxygen levels, etc. Then if you see it start to drop, you can act—before it gets really low,” she says. The foal must be kept warm and hydrated, and with adequate sugar levels. “Foals are not born with much reserve of glucose. Some foals need to be on IV feedings, but it depends on how they look at birth,” she says. The foal must have soft bedding if they’re down and not getting up, or they’ll get pressure sores—since their skin is thinner than normal. These foals must be continually moved and repositioned, on water beds or some other material that gives least pressure and is not abrasive. “It’s a big task to take care of these babies,” says Parsons. “They urinate frequently and need bedding changes. You can get diaper material for human beds, and change that and their blankets. You must keep them warm and dry and keep the urine off them or they get scalded and sore. You have to make sure they pass bowel movements (especially if they are down) and don’t get impacted. They may need enemas,” she says. “Today we can do amazing things with foals—at veterinary facilities that have neonatal intensive care units. We can put foals on ventilators and a lot of support, but the trick is to start quickly. If the baby doesn’t look quite right at birth, this is not something you can just watch and see how it goes before you call the vet. That might be too late for the foal,” says Parsons.’

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F E A T U R E

CTBA Directors Election

Four Members To Run On CTBA’s 2013 Ballot

The ballots for this year’s election of four members to the Board of Directors of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) were sent out to members last month. Only CTBA members whose 2013 dues have been paid are eligible to vote, and those elected

TIM C. COHEN Tim Cohen is a partner and president of Rancho Temescal, a diversified 6,000-acre agricultural operation with over 140 acres devoted to Thoroughbreds. His family has been active in California racing for nearly a half-century, as Red Baron’s Barn, while expanding into the breeding business in 2001. Presently, Rancho Temescal stands the three stallions Suances (GB), Tenga Cat and Del Mar Show, while also providing boarding for more than 130 horses during the year. Located near the border of Los Angeles County and Ventura County, one hour from either Santa Anita Park or Hollywood Park, Rancho Temescal provides quality care and convenient access to local owners who enjoy visiting their horses. Tim is a frequent attendee at sales in California and Kentucky, expanding the base of broodmares and foals for both his clients and Rancho Temescal. He is currently Board Chair of the Ventura County Coalition of Labor, Agriculture and Business, and has taken board leadership roles within various organizations. “I look forward to joining the Board of Directors of the CTBA. Our industry is in dire need of new ideas and direction, to stem the tide of loss, and hopefully begin to grow. My successful experience with correcting underperforming assets for both publically and privately held hospitality companies should be a useful skill on the board. We need transformation, and a commitment to try new ideas; some may fail, but certainly we all fail without effort. The Maiden Bonus Program has stimulated interest amongst breeders, and added value to a Californiabred/California-sired foal. We need to initiate additional programs to help our industry grow economically and enhance the experience of breeding a thoroughbred in California. The report of mares bred in California has declined from 4,105 in 2008, to 2,520 in 2011. Our racetracks who struggle with field size now, have yet to experience the resultant loss of “supply” as these foals mature to racing age. Our entire business model needs review, from breeding to racing, and requires commitment from its leadership to instigate change.”

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will serve from this year through 2015. Included on the following pages are biographical sketches of each candidate and/or statements from each of them regarding issues facing the CTBA and California’s Thoroughbred industry.

WILLIAM H. NICHOLS Bill Nichols was born and raised in Northern California, and with his wife of 64 years, Lillian, he operates Mares’ Nest in Wilton. Located in Sacramento County, Mares’ Nest is believed to be Northern California’s oldest operating Thoroughbred breeding farm. Mares’ Nest is a small farm, breeding and raising from two to six foals a year, all of whom are offered in the Northern California sales, and boarding a limited number of mares for clients. After graduating from Sacramento State College, Bill worked for the Sacramento County Department of Social Welfare, retiring from an administrative position after 25 years of service. “I gained my first experience with Thoroughbred breeding by working at Ridgewood Ranch as a teenager. My relationship with Charles Howard, Ridgewood Ranch and Seabiscuit led to me becoming a good friend of Laura Hillenbrand for whom I was a resource person for her book, Seabiscuit - An American Legend. This led to a television appearance in a ‘promo’ for the ‘Seabiscuit’ movie and a mini speaking tour dealing with Seabiscuit, while I am the author of the book, Seabiscuit - The Rest of the Story. Tate Publishing published this sequel to Laura Hillenbrand’s best-selling book in 2007. I have been a CTBA member for well over 60 years, reportedly longer than any other person. Our first sales yearling sold at the 1956 Del Mar Yearling Sale. This youngster was bred and sold in partnership with my good friend, mentor and former board member, the late Walter J. Thomson of Rancho Felicia. I have worked with the CTBA for many years, organizing educational events in Northern California and representing the members in that area. The annual Thoroughbred sales in Northern California and Northern California Stallion Tour have been pet projects of mine. The tour has showcased the farms in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys for nearly twenty years. My participation in the stallion tours, the sales and the Seabiscuit phenomena has allowed me the opportunity to become acquainted with the majority of the CTBA members in Northern and Central California and to understand what these breeders need and desire from the CTBA and I would appreciate your vote, giving me the opportunity to continue working for these needs within the guidelines and goals of this organization.”

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DANIEL Q. SCHIFFER Dan Schiffer has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from UCLA and a Juris Doctor from Whittier College School of Law. An active member of the California Bar since 1980, Dan has a civil litigation practice emphasizing equine law. He also has extensive experience in the breeding and racing of Thoroughbred horses. Dan was raised on the historic Hat Ranch, a cattle ranch in Wyoming, before moving to Temecula when his parents built the Hat Ranch West. There, he worked as a groom at Galway Downs. Thereafter, Dan worked for trainer Mel Stute. From 1980 until 2005, He managed his family’s horse farm, the Hat Ranch West. Dan continues to own and breed broodmares and racehorses in partnership with his mother, Bay Schiffer, and others. He also oversees the Hat Ranch West-owned horses running at all major California racetracks. Dan is a Past President of the CTBA and continues to serve on its Board of Directors. In 2006, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Southern California Equine Foundation (SCEF) and the Dolly Green Foundation. Dan has also been active in the California Thoroughbred Farm Managers Association (CTFMA), Boy Scouts, 4-H Clubs, etc. “The CTBA is working hard to assist California’s Thoroughbred breeders and farms to deal with the challenges that have beset our industry. As a regional market, we continually have to look at new ways to make our industry cost-effective. The CTBA can help educate horse owners and breeders concerning the changes they need to make in order to remain viable. At the same time, I will encourage our organization to explore new markets and promotional tools to enable investment into the breeding market. I will also advocate for any statutory changes which will help us attract fresh stallions and broodmares. If re-elected to the CTBA’s Board of Directors, I intend to continue to advocate that our organization promote our horses to a wider audience and to enhance the opportunities to breed and sell them profitably.” GEORGE F. SCHMITT George Schmitt was born in New York in 1943, and earned both an Undergraduate Degree from St. Mary’s College in California and a Master of Science in Management (MSM) Degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business before he started working in the telephone industry. After earning a valuable contract to build the world’s first mobile service in Germany, he came back to the

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US where he founded his own wireless company in New York, now known as T-Mobile. George has been a fan of Thoroughbred horse racing, along with his wife Clare, for some 50 years. After retiring to a horse ranch in Zephyr Cove, Nevada, the couple has enjoyed lots of success in racehorse ownership since their first winner in May of 2004. George and Clare have been members of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) since 2006, and their more than a dozen stakes winners include: Devons Smokin, their first black-type winner with her victory in the 2005 CTBA Stakes; Sierra Sunset, winner of the Rebel Stakes (grade II) in 2008; Cambina (Ire), who won the 2011 edition of the grade I, $250,000 American Oaks; and their graded stakes-winning duo of last year, Frumious and Izzy Rules. They currently own more than 100 horses, including three stallions, 55 broodmares, 24 yearlings, 12 two-yearolds and more than a dozen other horses in training. “Clare and I started out with shares in two horses, and soon found out about the ups and downs of owning racehorses when our first winner Sierra Babe retired with an injury she sustained after winning her debut. Since then, we have worked hard to get the best nutrients to our horses to prevent bone, joint and soft tissue injuries as much as possible. We successfully rehabilitated Frumious and Izzy Rules, while we have won more than 30 stakes races. Since we got into breeding with one mare six years ago, we have substantially added to our herd to support the stallions we are now standing. We raise most of our weanlings at our home near Lake Tahoe, and they get to play in the meadow where the television series “Bonanza” was filmed. I am excited to serve on the CTBA’s Board of Directors for a three-year term through 2015. I promise to use all the expertise that Clare and I have accumulated in this industry since the 1960s, to work on making the breeding, raising and racing of horses bred or sired in California as lucrative and as safe as possible.” BALLOT REMINDER

BALLOT ENVELOPES MUST BE SIGNED AND RECEIVED AT THE CTBA OFFICES IN ARCADIA BY THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013. ONLY PAID MEMBERS FOR 2013 ARE ELIGIBLE TO CAST THEIR VOTE

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D E P A R T M E N T

Available Statistics Through December 2, 2012

Leading Sires in California

Leading Sires by Number of Races Won

Leading Sires by Money Won Rank Sire Runners 1. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . .113 2. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 3. Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 4. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 5. Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 6. Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . 113 7. Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 8. Southern Image . . . . . . . . . 91 9. In Excess (Ire)† . . . . . . . . . .110 10. Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . 95 11. Unbridled Energy‡ . . . . . . 90 12. Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . .102 13. Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 14. Redattore (Brz)• . . . . . . . . . . 78 15. Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 16. Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . 58 17. Awesome Gambler . . . . . . 40 18. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 19. Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . 77 20. Formal Gold• . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 21. Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 22. Popular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 23. Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 24. High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 25 Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 26. Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . 90 27. Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 28. Cee's Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 29. Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 30. Siberian Summer* . . . . . . . . 44 31. Perfect Mandate* . . . . . . . . . 51 32. Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 33. Ten Most Wanted• . . . . . . . 44 34. Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . 26 35. Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 36. Rocky Bar# . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 37. Freespool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 38. Silic (Fr) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 39. Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 40. Momentum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 41. Muqtarib† . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 42. Comic Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 43. Sought After . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 44. Capsized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 45. Our New Recruit* . . . . . . . . 26 46. Stormy Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 47. Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . 27 48. Flame Thrower . . . . . . . . . . .42 49. Crafty C. T.• . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 50. Gotham City . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Starts 655 892 893 838 862 765 640 613 618 539 552 618 494 440 529 328 238 246 483 488 199 233 246 423 379 538 320 324 269 291 275 106 327 128 45 265 431 143 227 331 112 178 130 197 154 238 73 215 117 166

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Races Won 105 146 131 169 130 129 90 84 84 65 76 93 97 53 64 46 19 45 62 67 33 44 35 57 55 74 47 48 34 38 45 20 31 16 14 50 51 18 35 34 17 26 20 27 23 28 10 25 16 23

Earnings $4,429,472 3,656,856 3,007,061 2,574,649 2,179,133 2,167,904 2,003,786 1,864,186 1,634,065 1,552,578 1,544,776 1,527,151 1,472,100 1,376,951 1,214,968 1,212,595 1,175,616 1,032,455 976,151 943,500 893,144 870,041 814,276 789,172 751,901 750,146 681,795 668,005 667,068 645,483 602,906 555,537 544,567 524,633 522,126 517,025 506,198 495,278 487,246 459,790 440,014 417,219 379,253 378,510 354,926 339,912 336,013 334,235 317,664 311,611

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

Runners

Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . .125 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . .134 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . .128 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . .113 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . .113 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . 102 Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . .120 Southern Image . . . . . . . 91 In Excess (Ire)† . . . . . . . 110 Unbridled Energy‡ . . . . . 90 Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . 90 Formal Gold• . . . . . . . . . 67 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . 95 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . 77 High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Redattore (Brz)• . . . . . . . .78

Starts

Races Won

838 892 893 862 765 655 494 618 640 613 618 552 538 488 539 529 483 423 379 440

169 146 131 130 129 105 97 93 90 84 84 76 74 67 65 64 62 57 55 53

Earnings $2,574,649 3,656,856 3,007,061 2,179,133 2,167,904 4,429,472 1,472,100 1,527,151 2,003,786 1,864,186 1,634,065 1,544,776 750,146 943,500 1,552,578 1,214,968 976,151 789,172 751,901 1,376,951

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

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

Runners

Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . .113 Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . 40 Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Popular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . .160 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134 Muqtarib† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Silic (Fr) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Trapper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Southern Image . . . . . . . . . 91 Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Crafty C. T.• . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . 113 Onebadshark . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Sought After . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Races Won 14 105 19 33 20 45 44 146 131 17 18 10 46 169 84 16 16 129 18 20

Average Earnings/ Earnings Runner $522,126 4,429,472 1,175,616 893,144 555,537 1,032,455 870,041 3,656,856 3,007,061 440,014 495,278 210,013 1,212,595 2,574,649 1,864,186 524,633 317,664 2,167,904 254,817 379,253

$52,213 39,199 29,390 27,911 27,777 26,473 26,365 22,855 22,441 22,001 21,534 21,001 20,907 20,597 20,486 20,178 19,854 19,185 18,201 18,060

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Leading Sires by Number of Winners

(Minimum 100 Starts Lifetime)

Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 16. 17. 19. 20.

Tribal Rule .........................160 Benchmark........................125 Kafwain .............................134 Old Topper ........................128 Ministers Wild Cat.............113 Unusual Heat ....................113 Bertrando† ........................120 In Excess (Ire)†..................110 Unbridled Energy‡ ..............90 Swiss Yodeler....................102 Marino Marini .................... 95 Southern Image.................. 91 Stormin Fever.................... 77 Salt Lake* .......................... 82 Decarchy ...........................100 Formal Gold•...................... 67 High Brite* .......................... 62 Sea of Secrets................... 90 Redattore (Brz)• ................. 78 Terrell.................................. 56

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

Runners

Winners

Races Won

93 82 73 68 66 54 54 54 52 50 46 45 41 40 40 38 36 36 32 31

146 169 131 130 129 105 90 84 76 93 65 84 62 97 64 67 57 74 53 55

Earnings $3,656,856 2,574,649 3,007,061 2,179,133 2,167,904 4,429,472 2,003,786 1,634,065 1,544,776 1,527,151 1,552,578 1,864,186 976,151 1,472,100 1,214,968 943,500 789,172 750,146 1,376,951 751,901

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 ............ 84 Tribal Rule ...................49 Redattore (Brz)• ......... 32 In Excess (Ire)†.......... 36 Kafwain ...................... 39 Good Journey ............ 35 Vronsky ...................... 16 Popular ..................... 10 Benchmark................ 36 Bertrando†............... 49 Decarchy.................... 38 Marino Marini ............ 27 Unbridled Energy‡ .... 21 Old Topper ................. 32 Muqtarib† ................... 6 Formal Gold• ........... 18 Southern Image ........ 28 Ministers Wild Cat..... 29 Tizbud ........................ 18 Siberian Summer* ..... 16

300 105 100 104 80 121 62 29 87 102 103 59 55 61 17 54 80 60 38 63

30 10 10 9 8 10 5 5 8 11 4 8 5 8 2 4 5 3 5 6

50 16 14 12 11 13 7 9 12 11 6 10 9 9 4 7 6 6 8 10

Earnings $2,708,823 723,379 687,870 621,404 554,453 504,914 476,640 445,564 416,003 409,272 374,874 356,630 348,100 309,256 288,350 267,493 260,010 254,445 250,027 219,705

Leading Sires by Median Earnings Per Runner

Leading Sires by Average Earnings Per Start

(Minimum 10 Runners)

(Minimum 100 Starts)

Runners

Cyclotron ......................... 10 Suances (GB).................. 26 Unusual Heat ................. 113 Onebadshark ................... 14 Southern Image ................91 Good Journey.................. 58 Awesome Spirit.................11 Trapper ............................ 10 Benchmark .................... 125 Lucky Pulpit .................... 39 Rocky Bar# ..................... 36 Terrell ............................... 56 Tribal Rule .......................160 Crafty C. T.• ..................... 16 Popular ............................ 33 Cindago*.......................... 20 One Man Army................. 13 Illinois Storm...................* 10 Takin It Deep• ..................16 Jet West*.......................... 10

Races Won 14 16 105 18 84 46 10 10 169 45 50 55 146 16 44 20 12 8 15 10

Median Earnings/ Earnings Runner $522,126 524,633 4,429,472 254,817 1,864,186 1,212,595 141,123 210,013 2,574,649 1,032,455 517,025 751,901 3,656,856 317,664 870,041 555,537 216,337 124,322 176,099 147,455

$39,025 17,790 16,302 13,267 12,757 12,379 11,970 11,899 11,643 11,536 11,400 11,035 10,607 10,438 10,414 9,825 9,798 9,768 9,761 9,462

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 ................ 113 Cindago* ........................ 20 Awesome Gambler........ 40 Vronsky .......................... 32 Lucky Pulpit .................... 39 Tribal Rule ..................... 160 Suances (GB) ................ 26 Muqtarib†....................... 20 Popular.......................... 33 Good Journey ................. 58 Silic (Fr) ........................... 23 Kafwain ..........................134 Tizbud ............................. 49 Bertrando† .................... 120 Redattore (Brz)• ...............78 Benchmark.....................125 Southern Image ............ 91 Salt Lake* ....................... 82 Sought After.................. 21 Marino Marini ................ 95

Starts

Earnings

Average Earnings/ Start

655 106 238 199 246 892 128 112 233 328 143 893 246 640 440 838 613 494 130 539

$4,429,472 555,537 1,175,616 893,144 1,032,455 3,656,856 524,633 440,014 870,041 1,212,595 495,278 3,007,061 814,276 2,003,786 1,376,951 2,574,649 1,864,186 1,472,100 379,253 1,552,578

$6,763 5,241 4,940 4,488 4,197 4,100 4,099 3,929 3,734 3,697 3,463 3,367 3,310 3,131 3,129 3,072 3,041 2,980 2,917 2,880

The statistics contained in these rankings are compiled by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. (TJCIS). While every effort is made to prevent errors and omissions, California Thoroughbred cannot guarantee their complete and total accuracy. A dagger (†) indicates that a stallion has been pensioned, an asterisk (*) that he has died, a dot (•) that he is now standing elsewhere, a number sign (#) that he did not stand in California in 2011 but is standing in the state in 2012, a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2012 but will stand in the state in 2013 and in bold that he is a freshman sire. In all cases, a sire will remain in the rankings until the year after his last California foals are two-year-olds. Statistics cover racing in North America (U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico), England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates only.

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

Crops of Average Foals of Racing Crop Racing Age Size Age

1. Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev 2. Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit 3. Cee's Tizzy†, 1987, by Relaunch 4. Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev 5. In Excess (Ire)†, 1987, by Siberian Express 6. Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig 7. Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado's Quest 8. Salt Lake*, 1989, by Deputy Minister Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat 10. One Man Army, 1994, by Roman Diplomat Southern Image, 2000, by Halo's Image 12. Bertrando†, 1989, by Skywalker 13. Memo (Chi)•, 1987, by Mocito Guapo (Arg) 14. Birdonthewire, 1989, by Proud Birdie 15. Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar 16. Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat 17. Beau Genius†, 1985, by Bold Ruckus 18. Rocky Bar#, 1998, by In Excess (Ire) 19. Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run 20. Formal Gold•, 1993, by Black Tie Affair (Ire) 21. Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado 22. Olympio*, 1988, by Naskra 23. Robannier, 1991, by Batonnier 24. Affirmative†, 1999, by Unbridled Atticus, 1992, by Nureyev 26. Snow Chief*, 1983, by Reflected Glory 27. Kelly Kip, 1994, by Kipper Kelly 28. High Brite*, 1984, by Best Turn Siberian Summer*, 1989, by Siberian Express Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo Unbridled Energy‡, 2002, by Unbridled’s Song 32. Redattore (Brz)•, 1995, by Roi Normand Silic (Fr), 1995, by Sillery 34. Tizbud, 1999, by Cee's Tizzy 35. Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 36. Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View Lake George, 1992, by Vice Regent Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time 39. Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat Suances (GB), 1997, by Most Welcome (GB) 41. Perfect Mandate*, 1996, by Gone West Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat 43. Poteen†, 1994, by Irish River (Fr) 44. Crafty C. T.•, 1998, by Crafty Prospector 45. Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West 46. Sought After, 2000, by Seeking the Gold 47. Epic Honor, 1996, by Honor Grades Iron Cat, 1995, by Storm Cat Latin American†, 1988, by Riverman 50. Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig 77.Michael's Flyer, 1986, by Flying Paster

12 3 20 7 17 5 2 17 7 7 4 16 15 15 11 10 19 5 6 11 5 17 13 5 12 21 9 21 11 11 3 6 8 5 4 6 13 9 5 5 9 10 7 5 11 7 8 11 15 13

48 22 36 56 57 16 39 73 65 9 90 63 35 17 59 63 39 16 68 43 15 30 8 13 36 13 12 44 35 62 55 84 19 27 55 45 12 53 49 17 33 43 11 18 25 11 9 13 21 32

571 67 729 390 971 78 78 1,247 454 63 358 1,011 525 255 654 626 749 81 410 471 75 511 100 67 435 271 108 924 382 677 166 503 151 136 221 268 160 481 243 87 296 433 74 89 280 76 70 138 309 419

Runners

410-72% 41-61% 513-70% 172-44% 714-74% 40-51% 43-55% 1,033-83% 284-63% 45-71% 159-44% 759-75% 338-64% 186-73% 486-74% 468-75% 612-82% 49-60% 313-76% 373-79% 52-69% 394-77% 68-68% 28-42% 321-74% 182-67% 87-81% 720-78% 290-76% 521-77% 109-66% 370-74% 110-73% 68-50% 155-70% 178-66% 102-64% 381-79% 153-63% 43-49% 165-56% 351-81% 51-69% 49-55% 186-66% 44-58% 49-70% 106-77% 207-67% 302-72%

Winners

292-51% 33-49% 372-51% 91-23% 528-54% 24-31% 16-21% 825-66% 198-44% 29-46% 109-30% 519-51% 243-46% 133-52% 369-56% 337-54% 462-62% 41-51% 216-53% 294-62% 39-52% 290-57% 39-39% 15-22% 191-44% 111-41% 73-68% 584-63% 206-54% 366-54% 70-42% 223-44% 71-47% 34-25% 99-45% 115-43% 60-38% 287-60% 109-45% 28-32% 101-34% 255-59% 37-50% 38-43% 138-49% 31-41% 38-54% 84-61% 136-44% 238-57%

2-Y-O Winners

Stakes Winners

37-6% 37-6% 16-24% 3-4% 59-8% 39-5% 11-3% 5-1% 116-12% 63-6% 3-4% 3-4% 10-13% 1-1% 245-20% 75-6% 83-18% 27-6% 2-3% 4-6% 32-9% 6-2% 121-12% 56-6% 44-8% 28-5% 38-15% 10-4% 99-15% 34-5% 108-17% 30-5% 138-18% 39-5% 16-20% 11-14% 76-19% 18-4% 78-17% 19-4% 15-20% 2-3% 60-12% 30-6% 8-8% 3-3% 4-6% 1-1% 39-9% 14-3% 27-10% 9-3% 16-15% 2-2% 145-16% 46-5% 27-7% 14-4% 153-23% 27-4% 16-10% 4-2% 52-10% 18-4% 11-7% 2-1% 6-4% 4-3% 32-14% 11-5% 33-12% 7-3% 10-6% 5-3% 106-22% 20-4% 30-12% 5-2% 4-5% 1-1% 18-6% 11-4% 75-17% 20-5% 5-7% 3-4% 9-10% 1-1% 45-16% 13-5% 11-14% 1-1% 6-9% 1-1% 8-6% 6-4% 28-9% 6-2% 55-13% 23-5% 17 6. 107 53-50%

Graded Stakes Winners

10-2% 0-0% 9-1% 3-1% 11-1% 1-1% 1-1% 25-2% 2-0% 1-2% 2-1% 12-1% 9-2% 1-0% 8-1% 12-2% 5-1% 1-1% 4-1% 5-1% 1-1% 4-1% 0-0% 0-0% 5-1% 1-0% 1-1% 9-1% 4-1% 2-0% 0-0% 13-3% 1-1% 0-0% 0-0% 1-0% 1-1% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0% 2-0% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0% 2-1% 2-0% 30-28%

Progeny Earnings

$36,342,187 $2,188,717 $36,693,719 $7,357,305 $43,784,476 $2,268,498 $1,463,478 $60,991,708 $14,580,929 $2,543,282 $6,394,491 $42,945,471 $18,054,924 $11,744,896 $26,924,440 $26,213,776 $34,689,759 $2,408,939 $13,041,659 $18,987,462 $2,175,704 $18,921,162 $2,952,264 $893,507 $13,268,583 $5,657,633 $4,353,148 $35,839,385 $12,515,949 $24,451,336 $3,231,252 $7,145,534 $7,083,038 $1,899,938 $4,844,053 $6,552,329 $4,180,298 $15,708,859 $5,476,686 $1,416,347 $6,009,513 $17,074,126 $2,000,910 $2,221,523 $7,443,780 $1,346,925 $2,204,514 $3,543,248 $6,575,999 $12,393,173 5-5%

Average Earnings Index

2.16 1.73 1.65 1.64 1.62 1.61 1.47 1.41 1.41 1.39 1.39 1.36 1.31 1.29 1.25 1.21 1.18 1.16 1.15 1.13 1.12 1.11 1.09 1.07 1.07 1.06 1.05 1.04 1.04 1.04 1.04 1.00 1.00 0.99 0.97 0.96 0.96 0.96 0.95 0.95 0.93 0.93 0.91 0.90 0.89 0.87 0.86 0.86 0.86 0.85 3-3%

Comparable Index

1.24 1.17 1.16 1.04 1.41 0.94 0.78 1.41 1.19 0.98 1.38 1.54 1.12 1.38 1.15 1.42 1.15 0.77 1.29 1.34 0.96 1.30 1.06 0.81 1.47 1.29 1.01 1.18 0.88 1.09 1.21 1.19 0.93 0.92 1.00 1.00 1.03 0.87 1.00 1.16 1.26 1.09 0.82 0.95 0.85 0.89 0.73 0.98 1.10 0.81 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 2011 but is standing in the state in 2012, a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2012 but will stand in the state in 2013 and In bold that he is a freshman sire In all cases, a sire will remain in the rankings until the year after his last California foals are two-year-olds Statistics cover racing in North America (US, Canada and Puerto Rico), England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) only Percentages are based upon number of foals of racing age

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Leading Two-Year-Old Sires in California

Leading Sires Of Two-Year-Olds by Money Won Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Runners

Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . 16 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . 18 Awesome Gambler . . . 20 Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . 27 Ministers Wild Cat . . . 18 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . 16 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . 10 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Council Member . . . . . 11 Rio Verde† . . . . . . . . . . 10 Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . 10 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . 8 Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Redattore (Brz)• . . . . . . . 2 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Southern Image . . . . . . . 9 Tannersmyman . . . . . . . 11

Starts 96 61 51 83 73 64 77 56 20 29 22 43 33 38 25 15 10 30 23 46

Races Won 19 11 10 5 10 9 11 8 4 6 1 4 3 3 4 1 1 4 3 5

Earnings $792,702 582,320 494,352 359,880 336,013 312,956 243,815 243,179 224,769 141,552 132,779 127,389 126,009 102,954 101,748 89,020 85,460 83,604 83,475 81,341

Leading Sires Of Two-Year-Olds by Average Earnings Per Runner Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Runners

Swiss Yodeler .................. 16 Unusual Heat.................... 18 Tribal Rule........................ 31 Cindago*............................ 9 Salt Lake* .......................... 7 Awesome Gambler .......... 20 Atticus ................................ 5 Ministers Wild Cat ............18 Benchmark ...................... 16 Lucky Pulpit........................ 5 Kafwain ............................ 17 Marino Marini .................. 10 Good Journey.................... 6 Stormin Fever .................. 8 Peppered Cat .................... 5 Rio Verde† ........................10 Heatseeker (Ire) .............. 27 Council Member ............ 11 Singletary............................ 5 Bertrando† ........................10

11 10 19 4 1 5 1 9 11 4 8 6 2 4 1 3 10 4 5 3

$582,320 494,352 792,702 224,769 132,779 359,880 89,020 312,956 243,815 74,273 243,179 141,552 81,188 101,748 63,184 126,009 336,013 127,389 56,084 102,954

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

(Minimum 5 Runners)

Races Won Earnings

TRIBAL RULE (BALLENA VISTA FARM) Leading Two-Year-Old Sire in California by Money Won and Number of Winners through December 2, 2012.

Average Earnings/ Runner $36,395 27,464 25,571 24,974 18,968 17,994 17,804 17,386 15,238 14,855 14,305 14,155 13,531 12,719 12,637 12,601 12,445 11,581 11,217 10,295

Runners

1. Tribal Rule ........................ 31 2. Heatseeker (Ire) ............ 27 Benchmark ......................16 4. Unusual Heat ....................18 Kafwain ............................ 17 6. Swiss Yodeler ................ 16 Ministers Wild Cat............ 18 8. Awesome Gambler .......... 20 9. Marino Marini .................. 10 Stormin Fever .................... 8 Old Topper ........................ 9 Tannersmyman ................ 11 McCann's Mojave ..........12 Don'tsellmeshort .............. 7 15. Council Member ............ 11 Rio Verde† ........................10 Bertrando†........................10 Southern Image ................ 9 Globalize .......................... 4 Lucky Pulpit ...................... 5 Unbridled Energy‡ ............14 Singletary ........................ 5 Our New Recruit* .............. 5

Winners 16 8 8 7 7 6 6 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Races Won

Earnings

19 10 11 10 8 11 9 5 6 4 4 5 7 4 4 3 3 3 6 4 4 5 6

$792,702 336,013 243,815 494,352 243,179 582,320 312,956 359,880 141,552 101,748 83,604 81,341 76,218 33,307 127,389 126,009 102,954 83,475 74,501 74,273 66,566 56,084 40,429

The statistics contained in these rankings are compiled by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. (TJCIS). While every effort is made to prevent errors and omissions, California Thoroughbred cannot guarantee their complete and total accuracy. A dagger (†) indicates that a stallion has been pensioned, an asterisk (*) that he has died, a dot (•) that he is now standing elsewhere, a number sign (#) that he did not stand in California in 2011 but is standing in the state in 2012, a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2012 but will stand in the state in 2013 and in bold that he is a freshman sire. In all cases, a sire will remain in the rankings until the year after his last California foals are two-year-olds. Statistics cover racing in North America (U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico), England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates only.

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Regional Race Meetings, Stakes Races and Sale Dates

Dates in California

2013 REGIONAL RACE MEETINGS Santa Anita Park, Arcadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec. 26, 2012-April 21 Golden Gate Fields, Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec. 26, 2012-June 16 Hollywood Park, Inglewood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .April 24-July 14 Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 19-July 7 California State Fair (Cal Expo), Sacramento . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 10-21 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 17-Sept. 4 Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 24-Aug. 11 Humboldt County Fair, Ferndale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 14-25 Golden Gate Fields, Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 14-Sept. 15 Fairplex Park, Pomona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 5-22 San Joaquin County Fair, Stockton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 18-29 Santa Anita Park, Arcadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 25-Nov. 3 Fresno County Fair, Fresno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 2-13 Golden Gate Fields, Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 16-Dec. 22 Hollywood Park, Inglewood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov. 6-Dec. 22

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

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

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California Breeders’ Champion Stakes . . . .3-y-o c. & g., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$300,000 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes . . . .3-y-o f., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300,000 Santa Monica Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Crystal Water Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m/ (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Valentine Dancer Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000

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Robert B. Lewis Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$200,000 Strub Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 Arcadia Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 San Antonio Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 San Marcos Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/4 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 California Oaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000 Santa Maria Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 El Camino Real Derby (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 San Vicente Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 Buena Vista Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 Albany Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000 San Carlos Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 Sensational Star Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . .abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000

2013 REGIONAL SALE DATES January 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts January Mixed Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Early entries closed November 2, entries closed November 9 & supplemental entries close January 7) March 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training: Training preview on March 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Nominations closed October 19) May 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts May Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training: Training preview on May 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries close March 27) July 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts Paddock Sale at Del Mar, Presented by Sentient Jet, of “Race Ready” Horses of Racing Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries close June 4) August 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CTBA Sales Northern California Yearling & Horses of Racing Age Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries close, June 3) October 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts October Yearling Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Nominations close April 19) December 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts Winter Paddock Sale at Santa Anita of “Race Ready” Horses of Racing Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries close November 15)

California-Bred/California-Sired Stakes Races January to April 2013

It Pays To Be Cal-Bred

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

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

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

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

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

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CALIFORNIA-BRED/CALIFORNIA-SIRED STAKES RACES SATURDAY, JANUARY 28—SUNSHINE MILLIONS XI DAY—SANTA ANITA PARK, ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA $300,000 CALIFORNIA BREEDERS’ CHAMPION STAKES 3YO COLTS & GELDINGS, 1 MILE

$300,000 CALIFORNIA BREEDERS’ CHAMPION STAKES 3YO FILLIES, 1 MILE

$100,000 VALENTINE DANCER STAKES 4YO & UP, FILLIES & MARES, 1 MILE (TURF)

$100,000 CRYSTAL WATER STAKES 4YO & UP, 1 1/8 MILE (TURF)

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES MONDAY, JANUARY 7 BARRETTS EQUINE LIMITED JANUARY MIXED SALE SUPPLEMENTAL ENTRIES CLOSING DATE Hinds Pavilion (Fairplex), Pomona, Calif.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22 BARRETTS EQUINE LIMITED JANUARY MIXED SALE Hinds Pavilion (Fairplex), Pomona, Calif.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD (CHRB) MONTHLY BOARD MEETING Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, Calif.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED FARM MANAGERS ASSOCIATION (CTFMA) SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA STALLION TOUR San Luis Rey Downs Training Center, Bonsall, Calif. (Starting Point)

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Index to Advertisers & Stallions Advertised

ADVERTISERS Backyard Race Horse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Ballena Vista Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC, 30 , 31 Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms,LP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Cal-Bred Maiden Bonus Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC California Thoroughbred 2013 Stallion Directory . . . . . . . . .64 Cardiff, Suzanne, Pedigree Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Cole Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 CTBA Annual Meeting/Awards Dinner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 CTBA Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 CTBA Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 CTFM Stallion Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Daehling Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43, 72 Dickson Podley Realtors (Jeannie Garr Roddy) . . . . . . . . . .73 E.A. Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20, 23 Equineline.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Gloria Renteria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Golden Eagle Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Golden State Stakes Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Harris Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC, 11 Laurel Fowler Insurance Broker Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74

Legacy Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Lillian Nichols/Halters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Lovacres Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33, 35 Magali Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 15, 57 NTRA Advantage/John Deere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 NTRA Office Max . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Odyssey Performance Premium Horse Exerciser . . . . . . . . .73 Old English Rancho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17, 18, 19 Paradise Road Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25, 40, 41 Rancho San Miguel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36, 37 Rancho Temescal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Ridgeley Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27, 65 Stallion Registration Deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 State Farm Insurance-Sue Hubbard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 The Loftin Firm LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Tommy Town Thoroughbreds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-9 Triple C Ranch-For Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Vessels Stallion Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Victory Rose Thoroughbreds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53, 53 www.horselawyers.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73

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STALLIONS A Kings Life .........................................71 Acclamation.............................17, 18 ,19 All About dreams.................................40 Anziyan Royalty...................................20 Atticus..............................................3, 15 Awesome Gambler..............................33 Behrens ...............................................52 Benchmark ..........................................30 Best Minister .......................................71 Big Bad Leroybrown ...........................17 Blake's Passion...................................43 Bold Chieftain......................................52 Bonnrita...............................................65 Brave Cat ............................................40 Bushwacker.........................................33 Calimonco .....................................30, 31 Chattahoochee War.......................20, 23 Coil ......................................................57 Comic Strip .........................................37 Cyclotron .............................................17 Decarchy ...............................................3 Del Mar Show......................................39 Desert Code ........................................11 Dixie chatter ........................................30 Empire Way ...................................33, 35 Fullbridled............................................71 www.ctba.com

Game Plan...........................................20 Globalize..............................................52 Good Journey .......................................3 Gotham City ........................................43 Grace Upon Grace ..............................33 Heatseeker (Ire) ...................................11 Idiot Proof............................................30 Informed ..............................................27 Kafwain..................................................8 Lucky J. H. ..........................................11 Lucky Pulpit.........................................11 Many Rivers.........................................52 Marino Marini ......................................36 McCann's Mojave ...............................36 Mesa Thunder .....................................40 Ministers Wild Cat .................................9 Monsajem............................................43 Mr. Broad Blade ..............................3, 15 Northern Indy ................................25, 41 Old Topper.............................................8 Onebadshark.......................................37 Papa Clem.............................................5 Peppered Cat ......................................43 Rendezvous.........................................43 Robannier ............................................41 Rocky Bar............................................20

Roi Charmant ..................................3, 14 Run Brother Ron .................................41 Sea of Secrets.....................................52 Sierra Sunset.......................................36 Slew's Tiznow .....................................36 Sought After ........................................43 Soul of the Matter ...............................20 Southern Image...................................37 Spensive..............................................20 Square Eddie.......................................45 Storm Wolf...........................................37 Stormy Jack ........................................71 Strike For Glory ...................................71 Stormin Fever......................................13 Suances (GB) ......................................39 Surf Cat ...............................................17 Swiss Yodeler ................................33, 35 Tenga Cat ............................................39 The Pamplemousse.............................37 Thorn Song..................................IFC, 11 Time To Get Even................................33 Tizbud..................................................11 Tribal Rule..................................30, OBC Unbridled Energy.................................13 Unusual Heat.......................................11 Vronsky................................................17 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED â&#x20AC;˘ JANUARY 2013 75


C O L U M N

Streaks Guest Forum by BOB CARSON There is an astonishingly long list of occurrences that I do not understand. A short menu of items beyond my comprehension are calculus, opera, bobble-head dolls, income tax forms, cell phone operation, hedge funds, employment and the popularity of Lady Gaga. I don’t waste a lot of time on these mysteries because they do not affect me. I do spend a lot of time pondering a phenomenon that affects me daily, racetrack streaks. I wager on horses often. I do not wager well. Fortunately, I avoid complete disaster and repossession of my doublewide by wagering small amounts. Racetrack personnel would never classify me as a whale (a gambler of huge proportions). I normally wager $5 per race. This paltry amount does not even qualify me as a minnow. In the gambling seas, I am more like plankton. Still, all of us gamblers—whales, sharks, minnows, plankton or pigeons—swim in the same water. We splash in waters that are forever influenced by the currents of lucky streaks. To my knowledge there are no scientific studies that show “streaks” actually exist. But real gamblers, those of us who learned reading via the racing program, mathematics via the tote board and etiquette via the local authorities, know that streaks (both winning and losing) are as real as a bookie with a bad attitude. I know more about losing streaks than winning streaks. This, of course, is due to the fact that I have much more experience with losing streaks. I once had a run of bad luck that lasted longer the Clinton administration. I get tears in my eyes remembering the magnificent day when the final chad was counted or not counted in Florida. When Bush took over—I got hotter than a firecracker for three weeks and cashed a trifecta for $1,256.40 on a race at Saratoga. What a run. When a horseplayer is in the grip of a losing streak, nothing goes right. You don’t even bother to look at photo finishes because you know your horse will lose by a nanomilli-bazillionth of an inch. Horseplayers will try anything to end a losing streak. Once I was so desperate to cash a winning ticket I bet every single horse in a race. The plan was I would at least cash a ticket although I might not cover the $12 investment in the six-horse, maiden field. I thought this was a brilliant plan to thwart my slump. The race in question had more balky loaders than a crew of furniture movers who started with the bottles in the wine cellar. The race was declared “no contest.” Wagers would get their money back. Somehow, on the return trip to the betting window I lost two of the tickets, thereby losing $4 on a non-existent race. This proves three things—anything is possible in horseracing, I am careless, and losing streaks do not follow the laws of nature. Another scheme I came up with to break a losing streak was brilliant. I was told that in short sprints, the closer to the rail, the more likely the horse will do well—statistics favor horses starting from positions 1,2,3 and 4. I bought a program. Then I took out a pair of scissors concealed in my jacket. I cut the program in half, thereby avoiding the temptation to bet any out-

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side posts. This left me with only four choices in each race. It also left me with a very strange looking program that kept falling apart because I only had one staple left. I boxed horse all four horses in each race. Any combination of two horses leaving from the favored post positions would guarantee a winner. This was a huge investment of resources for a minnow like me but it was worth the money to break the losing streak. Astonishingly, I did not cash a single ticket from my large stack of multiple combinations, did not even come close. Even more astonishing (and more annoying) was that an acquaintance, Eddie (the Stooper) Slotnick, found the discarded bottom half of my program on the grandstand floor. Eddie viewed the unusual find as an omen; he decided to bet only the outside posts. This strategy launched Eddie on his longest-ever winning streak, two days. The Stooper was kind enough to treat me to lunch at the snack bar after the 7-6-8 trifecta in the 11th race netted him a cool $1,266.20. Winning streaks do not last as long as losing streaks, nor do they occur as frequently, but when they happen—it’s magic. Winning streaks are what horseplayers live for, our reason for being. We call it riding the wave. When you are on the wave it is so easy to pick winning horses, you see the race before it is run, photos go your way, holes open for your jockey, long shots leap off the program to your eyes and into the winner’s circle. Suddenly people want to sit by you, people are interested in your picks, find you charming. Life is good. We enjoy these hot streaks because we know they will not last, plus we have earned the joyous ride after years of frustration. Here a few pointers if you ever go on a winning streak. First of all, winning streaks are much more fragile than losing streaks. A winning streak can vanish faster than Milli Vanilli’s career. Do not, under any circumstances, change things while on a winning streak. Keep the same seat, same type of wager, same teller, same clothes, same parking space, same wife, eat the same foods, and behave just as you do for the 99 percent of the time you are not on a winning streak. Also, keep a low profile. An overtly effusive bettor on a hot streak will attract strange railbirds who will sit near you. This will soak up your karma and oxygen. Making a spectacle of yourself while on a hot streak may also attract people who you owe money and this will soak up your cash. Railbirds are like surfers. We are eclectic. We are dreamers. We dress casually. We shun traditional careers. Our siren call is the perfect wave. Each day we check the charts, see how the tide is running. We scan oceans of horse races with hope in our hearts. Each day we wade in and paddle around endlessly, waiting, waiting. Every once in a while, a mysterious eruption stirs the vast sea. A beautiful, well-formed wave seems to rises out of nowhere. We leap on our boards and ride the wave as long as we can. What a ride. When we fall, we paddle out again. It’s a good life. Just be careful not to get burned too badly.

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