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Fighting The Good Fight From The Executive Corner by ROBYN BLACK oughbred Owners Of California (TOC), were able to help move the bill to the Governor’s desk and secure a signature. Thanks to our combined efforts, this important satellite facility will continue to operate and expand in the future. However, by far and away the big fight was and is Internet Poker. Over the past decade, the Native American tribes have continued to grow and succeed building new casinos, adding thousands of new slot machines and building tremendous political clout. They have spent the last four or five years fighting amongst themselves over I Poker, some tribal interests partnering with Las Vegas casinos, some with electronic gaming experts, some digging in dead set against any expansion, and some just dead set against allowing horse racing to be any part of it. Tribal interests seem to finally have to come to agreement on the major pieces of I Poker in California, with only one interest still dividing them; horse racing. The battle will begin in earnest in January, with tribal interests and card rooms ready to move forward with legislation. We could be looking at three different bills in the state senate and a federal bill which does little for racing. Make no mistake, we are going to have to work harder than ever to make sure racing is not left behind when the legislation is passed. The closing of Hollywood Park is yet another wakeup call to folks in Sacramento that as important as we are economically, and for employment and tourism, Sacramento must look towards policies that will protect and enhance California racing. There is good news and reason for optimism, though. Santa Anita Park is investing in a location that only makes “The Great Race Place” even more spectacular. Del Mar is also investing in its future by building a new turf course in anticipation of hosting a Breeders’ Cup. Legislators are taking the time to come to the farms and to the track and learn more about the beauty and importance of racing. We have a Governor and administration who care about racing and, most importantly, we have great people and great horses to help us tell that story. We have an incredibly rich history built on agriculture as well as sports and entertainment. We need only to look other sports and gaming interests to realize we need to enhance the fan experience going forward and, lastly, we must not be spectators to our destiny but instead grab it by the reins.

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I want to begin by thanking the Board of Directors of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) and its Executive Vice President, Doug Burge, for all their support these past few years. The CTBA is a vital part of horse racing’s future and without its voice I would be pessimistic about the future of this sport in California. The time and effort these individuals give each month often goes unnoticed, but without them there would be no CTBA. Thoroughbred racing is facing challenging times and bold leadership is critical to our future. Other gaming interests are very aggressive, they have deep pockets and have a clear vision for their future. We have been very successful these past three years in Sacramento, defending any Internet Poker attempt which excludes horse racing and we are getting ready for the real fight in 2014. The CTBA board and staff work hard to make it look easy but their dedication and generous gifts of time and talent have been key to our success in the Capitol. I also want to thank Sue Greene for her tireless efforts to protect the breeders’ interests in the Golden State and for always offering to help host legislators, walk the halls, testify in committee or take on any other task that will help us in the fight. Her love and dedication for racing are a force to be reckoned with and I will miss her guidance, wisdom and support as the CTBA’s President. Little does she know we don’t plan to let her go off to greener pastures! In 2013, the CTBA worked with Assemblyman Manuel Perez (D-Coachella) to pass AB 432 which was then signed by Governor Brown. AB 432 will protect Breeder’s Incentives and Awards Programs should the state move forward with any exchange wagering agreement. The Assemblyman took a special interest in racing and even brought his wife and son to the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club last summer to learn more about the sport. His commitment was very helpful when we ran into initial opposition on the bill from an ADW provider but he moved forward and, with a great effort from Doug Burge, we were successful in the end. The CTBA also played a significant role in the passage of SB 472 by Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo). The bill was amended in the final weeks of session to allow for the Hollywood Park Casino to continue to operate its satellite wagering during the three-year period granted by the legislation to divest limited partners under current licensing requirements with specified conditions. The bill ran into opposition from other gaming interests and the CTBA, along with the Thor-

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Hollywood Ending It was a true “Hollywood Ending” for Betfair Hollywood Park on Dec. 22, when the famed Inglewood track held its final day of racing after opening 75 years ago on June 10, 1938. The Golden State’s breeding industry held center stage as renowned actor Dick Van Patten visited the winner’s circle as the co-owner, with California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) member Allan Fainbarg, of Tanquerray who won the third race. As the sun was appropriately setting, the last three events on the 11-race program were won by fellow California-breds. Ashley’s Bambino gave local owners Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stable and Ciaglia Racing LLC their second winner of the day, and then two sons of the Harris Farms stallion Lucky Pulpit closed out the proceedings. Steve Coburn and Martin Perry’s homebred colt California Chrome won the track’s final stakes race, the $200,500 King Glorious Stakes for runners bred or sired in California. The flashy chestnut was saddled up by Art Sherman who joined Jim Cassidy, Doug O’Neill and John Sadler as the other CTBA members to train a winner on the day. Finally, at approximately 6:13 p.m. Pacific Time, the five-year-old gelding Woodmans Luck raced to an exciting nose victory over hunch bet Depreciable for jockey Corey Nakatani, trainer Vladimir Cerin, owners Holly and David Wilson and breeders Larry and Marianne Williams, as Hollywood Park’s “Goof on the Roof” Vic Stauffer signed off with, “Seventy-five years at Hollywood Park; that’s a wrap.” The cover story for this January 2014 issue of our California Thoroughbred magazine features a detailed section on California Cup that looks back at those Cal-breds who tasted success at the 2003 edition of this popular event which will be held for the 24th time, this time in conjunction with Sunshine Millions, at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Saturday, Jan. 25. This publication also pays tribute to the 2014 inductees to the CTBA’s Hall of Fame, namely the successful trainer William J. Morey Jr. and the leading sire In Excess (Ire), while we have both a CTBA Member Profile on Richard “Dick” Barton and an analysis of those stallions who are retiring or relocating to California for this year’s breeding season. A preview of the Barretts January Mixed Sale at Fairplex in Pomona on Monday, Jan. 27, is followed by reviews of Summer Hit’s graded stakes win at Golden Gate Fields and the black-type wins by Teddy’s Promise, Swiss Lake Yodeler and California Chrome at Hollywood Park this past month. Another Man’s Treasure spotlights the Thoroughbred Holiday Classic Horse Show held at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank on Dec. 14, and A Blast From The Past highlights the win by Cal-bred Apple Valley in the $161,400 Santa Anita Maturity on Jan. 30, 1954, while Down On The Farm details the use of DMSO in horses. We also have information on the five CTBA members who are on the ballot for the 2014 Board of Directors election and our Guest Forum page features a contribution from Ray Hussa titled, “The Inn At Harris Ranch,” while the balance of the magazine includes all our other regular columns, features and departments that we hope will also prove to be both enjoyable and helpful. Until next time, may you breed In the Company of. . .85-year-old actor Dick Van Patten (right), the best to the best and not just best known for his role in the television series “Eight Is Enough” and who has been one of horse racing’s have to hope for the best! staunchest fans for many years, in the walking ring at Betfair Hollywood Park for the Inglewood track’s final day of racing on December 22, 2013.

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©California Thoroughbred 2014 (ISSN1092-7328) 201 Colorado Place, Arcadia, California 91007 Telephone: (626) 445-7800 or 1-800-573-CTBA (California residents only) FAX: (626) 445-6981 E-mail address: ctbainfo@ctba.com Owned and published by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the production of better Thoroughbred horses for better Thoroughbred racing. Opinions expressed in signed articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect policies of the CTBA or this magazine. Publication of any material originating herein is expressly forbidden without first obtaining written permission from California Thoroughbred. All advertising copy is submitted subject to approval. We reserve the right to reject any copy that is misleading or that does not meet with the standards set by the publication. Acknowledgment: Statistics in this publication relating to results of races in North America are compiled by the Daily Racing Form. Charts by special arrangement with Daily Racing Form Inc., the copyright owners of said charts. Reproduction forbidden. OFFICERS President: SUE GREENE Vice President: PETE PARRELLA Treasurer: JOHN H. BARR Secretary: DANIEL Q. SCHIFFER Executive Vice President and General Manager: Doug Burge DIRECTORS - John C. Harris, Leigh Ann Howard, John H. Barr, Daniel Q. Schiffer, William H. Nichols, Jane Johnson, William H. de Burgh, Pete Parrella, Sue Greene, Donald J. Valpredo, Terry C. Lovingier, Harris David Auerbach, Tim Cohen, George F. Schmitt Ex Officio: E. W. (Bud) Johnston ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Chief Financial Officer: James Murphy Sales Coordinator & Membership: Cookie Hackworth Registrar and Incentive Program Manager: Mary Ellen Locke Assistant Registrar: Dawn Gerber Executive Assistant & Event Coordinator: Christy Chapman Web Site Managing Editor: Ken Gurnick Librarian/Receptionist: Vivian Montoya RACETRACK LIAISON: Scott Henry CALIFORNIA CUP Coordinator: Cookie Hackworth PUBLICATIONS STAFF Editor: Doug Burge Managing Editor: Rudi Groothedde Advertising Manager: Loretta Veiga Art Director: John Melanson Production: Charlene Favata-Markel Subscriptions: Vivian Montoya California Thoroughbred is published monthly in Arcadia, Calif. Periodical postage is paid at Arcadia, Calif., and at additional mailing offices. Standard mail included. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the California Thoroughbred, P.O. Box 60018, Arcadia, CA 91066-6018 California Thoroughbred is printed by Modern Litho Print Co. SUBSCRIPTIONS-$55.00 per year USA $85.00 per year Canada & Mexico CTBA on the Internet — http://www.ctba.com

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VOLUME 140 NO. 1

Cover Story

On This Month’s Cover On Saturday, January 25, Santa Anita Park in Arcadia will host both California Cup XXIV and Sunshine Millions XII comprising of five stakes races for runners bred or sired in California worth $850,000 in purse money and headlined by the $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic Presented by City National Bank and $250,000 California Cup Derby. ©Clyde Reavis

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Leading Sires in California

The CTBA Working For You California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) Notes—January 2014

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California Cup: The Way Things Were

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CTBA Hall Of Fame: The Class Of 2014

by Marcie Heacox

Features by Gene Williams

CTBA Member Profile: Richard “Dick” Barton—An Extra “Ordinary” Guy by Steve Schuelein

California Sires: Notable Newcomers by Rudi Groothedde

Regional Sales: A Fresh Start by Lisa Groothedde

The Grade California-Breds: Summer Hit—A Horse For The Course by Jerry Klein

Racing In Southern California: It’s A Cal-Bred Finale At Hollywood Park by Rudi Groothedde Swiss Lake Yodeler

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Leading Lifetime Sires in California Leading Two-Year-Old Sires in California ©Benoit photos

Dates in California CTBA Calendar Classified Advertising Indexes to Advertisers & Stallions Advertised

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Another Man’s Treasure: Horses And Humans Star In Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show Finale by Marcie Heacox

A Blast From The Past: Apple Valley—The Height Of Fame by Jackie Barnes

Down On The Farm: The Use Of DMSO In Horses by Heather Smith Thomas

CTBA Directors Election: Five Members To Run On CTBA’s 2014 Ballot

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Columns The 2014 inductees to the Hall of Fame of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) are: William J. Morey Jr., a trainer for more than 40 years whose top runners include the 2008 California Champion Turf Horse, Bold Chieftain, and fellow millionaire Dixie Dot Com, a four-time graded stakes winner; and In Excess (Ire), a four-time grade I winner in New York as a four-year-old of 1987, and the holder of six titles as California’s leading sire and leading sire of two-year-olds. 4 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED • JANUARY 2014

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From the Executive Corner: Fighting The Good Fight by Robyn Black

Managing Editor’s Welcome: Hollywood Ending by Rudi Groothedde

Guest Forum: The Inn At Harris Ranch by Ray A. Hussa

The February 2014 Cover Story

Premier Thoroughbreds In Oakdale, California

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It’s A Wrap For Hollywood Park

opened as the Hollywood Turf Club On Dec. 22, the final race ever run at on June 10, 1938, J. Cromwell’s Betfair Hollywood Park, the Auld Lang homebred two-year-old filly Valley Syne starter allowance for three-yearLass won an allowance event at five olds and up at 1 1/16 miles on the turf, furlongs on the dirt. Meanwhile, this was won by California-bred Woodmans Luck. A five-year-old gelding by Harris year’s closing day saw California Farms’ Lucky Pulpit, he was bred by Chrome, a two-year-old Lucky Pulpit Larry and Marianne Williams, owned colt bred and owned by Martin Perry by Holly and David Wilson, trained by ©Benoit and Steve Coburn, trained by Art Vladimir Cerin and ridden by Corey Sherman and ridden by Victor Woodmans Luck Nakatani. Espinoza, win the $200,500 King Cal-breds also won both the first race ever run at the Glorious Stakes at seven furlongs on the main track’s Inglewood track and its last stakes race. When it all-weather Cushion Track surface.

2014 Northern California Racing Calendar Approved At its monthly meeting on Dec. 12, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) unanimously approved next year’s race dates for Northern California as follows: Golden Gate Fields (Dec. 26, 2013-June15, Aug. 15-Sept.14 and Oct. 16-Dec. 21); Pleasanton (June 19-July 6); Sacramento (July 10-20); Santa Rosa (July 21-Aug. 10); Ferndale (Aug. 13-24); Stockton (Sept. 19-28); and Fresno (Oct. 1-13).

California Races Receive More Downgrades Than Upgrades California races received nine of the total 38 upgrades and 14 of the total 55 downgrades that resulted from the listing of U.S. Graded and Listed Stakes Races for 2014 which was presented by the American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) in December. On the positive side, the Torrey Pines Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and L.A. Woman Stakes at Santa Anita Park are now grade III events, and receiving other upgrades were Del Mar’s Oak Tree Juvenile Turf and Oak Tree Juvenile Fillies Turf Stakes, Santa Anita’s Surfer Girl

Stakes, Paseana Handicap, Zuma Beach Stakes and Juvenile Turf Sprint Stakes and Fresno’s Bull Dog Handicap. Dropping down to grade III status are Santa Anita’s Santa Barbara Handicap and Del Mar’s La Jolla Stakes, while other races suffering downgrades are Golden Gate Fields’ Corte Madera Stakes, California Oaks, Golden Poppy Stakes and Gold Rush Stakes, Betfair Hollywood Park’s Railbird Stakes and Jim Murray Handicap, Santa Anita’s Santa Paula, El Encino, La Puente and San Luis Obispo Stakes, Sacramento’s California State Fair Sprint Handicap and Fresno’s Charlie Palmer Futurity.

Northern California Report: Winning Is The Best Medicine Veteran trainer William J. Morey Jr. has gained the outran her,” said jockey Russell Baze after completing six upper hand battling a serious illness and a precocious two- furlongs in 1:10.09. “She’s got a big stride and is really year-old filly has been a helpful tonic. “She’s just what the athletic. I don’t think distance will be a problem.” doctor ordered,” Morey said after his homeMorey purchased Look Quickly’s bred filly Look Quickly rambled to her dam Fame’s Flame as a four-year-old but fourth victory in as many career starts in the the daughter of Western Fame’s racing $58,700 Golden Gate Debutante Stakes at career was delayed after a billboard fell Golden Gate Fields on Nov. 30. After duelon her on the Golden Gate backside. ing with 3-1 second-choice Rever de Vous The trainer has a yearling half-brother from the start, Look Quickly took charge ©Vassar to the winner by Cindago, but gave entering the stretch and won comfortably away the mare this summer after two Look Quickly Gate Debutante Stakes over a closing Miss Success by 1 3/4 lengths $58,700 Golden barren years. Look Quickly is by Run November 30, 2013 as the 2-5 favorite. Away and Hide and her latest $39,350 Speedster Sergeant O’Rourke’s sluggish start found Look payday swelled her bankroll to $125,580. Quickly closer up than normal. “She broke well and nobody —Jerry Klein

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Spotlighting California’s Foals Of 2014 Through the August 2014 issue of California Thoroughbred, the official publication of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA), this year’s crop of Thoroughbreds foaled in the Golden State will again be spotlighted in each monthly magazine with advertorials featuring six to eight photos of foals per page. The cost to publish individual photos is $75 each, while a full page insertion will be discounted down to $500. These charges represent a reduction of more than 50 percent on the price of a regular full-page advertisement in the magazine. Insertions will include a caption with each foal’s sire, dam, broodmare sire, sex, date of birth and

breeders, as well as the details, including a logo, of their farm location. Photos need to be submitted by the following Monday deadlines; March 3 (April issue); April 7 (May issue); May 5 (June issue); June 2 (July issue); and July 7) August issue). For additional information, please contact 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) 4457800, extension 226. Additionally, photos can also be submitted to Ken Gurnick at kgurnick@ctba.com for free inclusion on the CTBA’s web site.

Those Grand Cal-Bred Mares Two California-bred mares, who each earned state championship titles during their racing careers, recently extended their prowess in the breeding shed as the dams of notable winners. Multiple graded stakes winner Enjoy the Moment, the 1999 California Champion Older Female by Slew’s Royalty, was flattered on Dec. 21, when her four-yearold Speightstown colt Sum of the Parts captured the grassy, $75,000 Bonapaw Stakes at Fair Grounds to elevate his overall bankroll to $761,543. His grade I-

placed dam was bred by Jacoby Family Trust. In Japan, the first foal out of two-time state champion Lethal Heat, a two-yearold Street Cry (Ire) filly named Total Heat, broke her maiden at Hanshin Racecourse on Dec. 15. Multiple grade I-placed Lethal Heat, a dual graded stakeswinning daughter of Unusual Heat, was bred by David Abrams, Madeline Auerbach and Tom Roberts and awarded the 2008/2009 Valkyr Trophy for her ontrack accomplishments.

California-Breds Countrywide On Dec. 21, California-bred Warrens Venedalucy earned her first stakes trophy in Sunland Park’s $50,080 Bold Ego Handicap. The four-year-old Doc Gus filly was bred by Benjamin Warren and produced by the winning Carson City mare State the Obvious, and has earned $135,490 from 22 starts to date.

Cal-Bred Tamarando A Longshot On Kentucky Derby Wager When the Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1 closed on Nov. 30, the California-bred colt Tamarando was listed at odds of 42-1 as the 14th of 24 choices that included all other three-year-olds as

the 4-5 favorite followed by Honor Code at 10-1 and New Year’s Day at 15-1. Larry and Marianne’s homebred son of Bertrando won last year’s Del Mar Futurity (grade I) en route to a record of 8-3-1-3 and $455,120 in earnings.

Making The Grade The following runner(s), either bred in California or sired by a stallion currently based in the Golden State, won or placed in graded stakes races in North America (United States, Canada & Puerto Rico) from December 2 to December 29 inclusive: Warren’s Veneda f.3. Affirmative—More Cal Bread 3rd Grade II Bayakoa Stakes $151,000 1 1/16 m. Betfair Hollywood Park December 7 Breeder: Benjamin C. Warren Tamarando c.2. Bertrando—Tamarack Bay 3rd Grade I CashCall Futurity $751,500 1 1/16 m. Betfair Hollywood Park December 14 Breeders: Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams Rousing Sermon c.4. Lucky Pulpit—Rousing Again 3rd Grade III Native Diver Stakes $150,500 1 1/8 m. Betfair Hollywood Park December 14 Breeders: Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams Gervinho c.3. Unusual Heat—Foreverinthegame 1st Grade II Sir Beaufort Stakes $201,000 1m. (T) Santa Anita Park December 26 Breeders: Barry Abrams & Madeline Auerbach

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Sea of Secrets The broodmare sire credentials of this Victory Rose Thoroughbreds resident were enhanced on Dec. 13, when his six-year-old maternal grandson Candyman E collected his third career stakes trophy in Aqueduct’s $98,000 Spooky Mulder Stakes.

Stormin Fever Paladin Bay, a two-year-old filly who was produced by a winning daughter of this Golden Eagle Farm stallion, captured a snowy edition of the $150,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes at Woodbine on Dec. 14.

Richard’s Kid Enters Stud At Magali Farms Richard’s Kid, the back-to-back winner of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s grade I Pacific Classic Stakes in 2009 and 2010, will initiate his stallion career this year at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez. The nine-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid out of the six-time stakes winner Tough Broad, by Broad Brush, won 12 of 47 starts over seven seaRichard’s Kid sons of competition, topped by the two editions of Del Mar’s signature race and the 2010 Goodwood Stakes (grade I) at Santa Anita Park, as well as three additional graded stakes races in Southern California. He earned $2,482,259 overall. His inaugural fee is $4,500.

California Closers The Barretts January Mixed Sale, for which supplemental entries will be accepted through Monday, Jan. 13, will be held in the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex in Pomona on Monday, Jan. 27…The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), which elected Charles “Chuck” Winner as Chairman, Bo Derek as 1st Vice Chair and Richard Rosenberg as 2nd Vice Chair at its monthly meeting on Dec. 12, will next meet at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Thursday, Jan. 16…The 43rd annual Eclipse Awards will be held at the Gulfstream Park Racetrack and Casino in Hallandale Beach, Florida, on Saturday. Jan. 18…The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) has awarded a total of $1 million in grants to its 23 accredited facilities, including the local groups of CANTER, Glen Ellen Vocational Academy (GEVA), Humility for Horses, Niegh Savers Foundation, Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue (SCTR), Tijuana River Valley Animal Rescue, TROTT USA and United Pegasus Foundation…On Dec. 10, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) installed Jeff Blea, DVM, of Sierra Madre as its President and presented Dr. Barrie Grant, DVM, DACVS, MRCVS, of Bonsall with its 2013 Distinguished Educator (Mentor) Award.

CURRENT CALIFORNIA SIRES OF STAKES WINNERS Named Foals of

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

1,259 986 1,043 935 627 685 733 530 517 679 712 424 498 453 447 445 247 242 102 402 289 302 298

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

Qualifying Claiming Levels The following claiming levels for California owers premiums and stallion awards are currently in effect:

Santa Anita Park—$40,000 Golden Gate Fields—$20,000

IN MEMORIAM Vernon Knudson Former California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) member Vernon “Vern” Knudson of Manhattan Beach died on Dec. 19 at the age of 72. He owned and operated Los Angeles-area Axminster Pharmacy for 45 years.

STALLIONS Margaret Robbins

Longtime California horsewoman Margaret “Maggie” Robbins, 91, died in Rancho Santa Fe on Dec. 5. A CTBA member since 1961, she bred and raced Thoroughbreds in partnership with her husband, racetrack veterinarian Dr. Jack Robbins. Her surviving children include trainer Jay Robbins, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club executive Tom Robbins and former Hollywood Park President Don Robbins.

BOOK REVIEW

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10 Years Ago

25 Years Ago On Jan. 1, 1989, the 1987 California Champion Two-Year-Old Female, Variety Baby, was the winner of the grade IIII, $82,800 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Bred and owned in California by Kjell Qvale, she was by Kennedy Road out of graded stakes winner Variety Queen, the 1979 California Champion Three-Year-Old Female. Variety Baby raced for another 16 months before retiring with a bankroll of $449,570 from a 20-9-3-3 record that included four other stakes wins.

January 19, 2004

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In her first of three grade II wins that year, John and Betty Mabee’s homebred filly Yearly Report won the $150,000 Santa Ynez Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Jan. 19, 2004. The three-year-old daughter of General Meeting and Half a Year’s 1997 two-year-old stakes winner Fiscal Year retired with a record of 10-6-2-0 and $835,900 in earnings early the following year. Yearly Report has since produced four foals to date, including her first foal Checklist who won four races and was grade IIplaced at four in 2010.

Yearly Report Grade II Santa Ynez Stakes

SLEW’S TIZNOW Tiznow – Hepatica, by Slewpy • $2,500-LF

50 Years Ago The $24,000 San Vicente Handicap at Santa Anita Park on Jan. 28, 1964, was won by Wil Rad, a three-year-old colt who was bred in California by W. Radkovich and was also a dual stakes winner as a juvenile. The son of Dumpty Humpty (GB) and four-time winner Miadarity, by Solidarity, ran 10th to Northern Dancer in the Kentucky Derby before retiring the following year with eight wins, six seconds, three thirds and $129,625 in earnings from 32 starts. January 28, 1964

Speed and Stamina The Total Package •Won the War Chant Stakes going 1 1/16 miles, at Hollywood Park in a Track Record Time of 1:40:34. •Saratoga MSW winner and 2nd in Keenelands G1 Breeders’ Futurity at two. •Won Del Mar’s El Cajon Stakes at one-mile by 3 lengths. •From a pedigree that has produced more than 40 stakes winners under the first three dams.

RANCHO SAN MIGUEL Wil Rad $24,000 San Vicente Handicap

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1741 W. 10th Street, P.O. Box 741 San Miguel, California 93451 (805) 467-3847/FAX (805) 467-3919 Farm Manager: Clay Murdock e-mail: ransanmig@gmail.com or website: www.ranchosanmiguel.net

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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.

California’s 2013 Champions & 2014 Hall Of Famers Headline CTBA Awards Dinner The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa in Berkeley will be the venue for this year’s Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner of the CTBA that will both honor last year’s Californiabred champions and induct William J. Morey Jr. and In Excess (Ire) into the CTBA’s Hall of Fame on Monday, Feb. 10.

After the 4:00 pm business meeting, a Cocktail Reception at 6:00 pm will be followed an hour later by the Awards Dinner which will also feature awards for the Golden State’s leading stallions and breeder of 2014, as well as last year’s Trainer of the Year, Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer who has been a CTBA member since 1993.

DATES TO REMEMBER Saturday, February 1 –Names for foals of 2012 must be claimed; after Feb. 1, a naming fee of $100 will apply. Saturday, February 15 –Annual registration of stallions is due at a fee of $1,250. –Deadline to nominate Californiabred/California-sired two-year-olds (foals of 2012) to the Golden State Series; $300 fee applies.

The CTBA Calendar Corner California Cup XXIV & Sunshine Millions XII Saturday, January 25 Santa Anita Park, Arcadia (Contact Cookie Hackworth at cookie@ctba.com or (800) 573-2822, extension 243)

CTBA Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner (2013 California-Bred Champions & 2014 California Hall of Fame Inductees)

Monday, February 10 The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, Berkeley CTBA Sales Northern California Sale Tuesday, August 12 Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton (Contact Cookie Hackworth at cookie@ctba.com or (800) 573-2822, extension 243)

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 2014 California Thoroughbred Foundation 2014 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS Gerald F. McMahon Mrs. Jeanne L. Canty, President Neil O’Dwyer Mrs. Gail Gregson, Vice-President Mrs. Ada Gates Patton Gregory L. Ferraro, DVM, Treasurer Thomas S. Robbins Mark W. McCreary, Secretary John W. Sadler Peter P. Daily Peter W. Tunney Tracy Gantz Warren Williamson Jane Goldstein Mrs. Kenneth M. Schiffer, Director Emeritus

Regina Zavodovskaya Selected For Louis R. Rowan Fellowship At U.C. Davis Regina Zavodovskaya, D.V.M., has been chosen to receive the Louis R. Rowan Fellowship, which is named in memory of the prominent California horseman who was founder of the California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF). The Foundation sponsors the fellowship annually at U.C. Davis. Regina received her DVM in 2007 from the University of California at Davis. She subsequently completed a three-year Anatomical Pathology residency at UC Davis, and was a senior resident for a fourth year. She is board

certified in Veterinary Pathology. Currently, Regina is enthusiastic about investigating the pathogenesis of silicate associated osteoporosis (SAO) in horses. This progressive, debilitation, and ultimately fatal bone disease has been recently recognize to affect horses in California. Regina has made excellent progress toward completion of her PhD. The award of the Rowan Fellowship will make a difference for Regina and enhance her ability to contribute to equine welfare.

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

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

Memorial Donations The CTF accepts donations in memory of relatives and friends, with all such donations allocated to Scholarship Funds of the Foundation and to the Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library. Please remember members of our industry with a donation to the CTF Memorial Fund. Donations may be sent to CTF, P. O. Box 60018, Arcadia, CA 910666018. The CTF joins in honoring the memory of those whose names appear in bold type. We also thank and acknowledge the donors for their generous contributions. Buck Abbott Clydene Boots

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2014 Sunshine Millions/California Cup XXIV spotlights the California Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry in a series of 5 stakes for California-Bred/Sired horses, plus other races totaling well over a million dollars in purses. When: Saturday, January 25, first post 12:00 noon and gates open at 10:00 a.m. Where: Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California Hosts: Santa Anita Park and California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) Cal-Bred Stakes Races: $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic Presented by City National Bank for 4-year-olds & up at 1 1/18 miles (Turf) $250,000 California Cup Derby for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles $200,000 California Cup Oaks for Fillies 3-year-olds at 1-mile (Turf) $125,000 Sunshine Millions F & M Turf Sprint for 4-year-olds & up at 6 1/2 furlongs (Turf) $125,000 California Cup Sprint for 4-year-olds & up at 6 furlongs Admission to Santa Anita Park: $5.00 General and $10.00 Clubhouse California Cup/Sunshine Millions Party: The celebrated California Cup party will be on the front side this year located on the 3rd floor mezzanine between rows L and O with a beautiful view of the racetrack. The tables of ten (10) ($850.00) will be set up inside in a decorated area and outdoor seating will be available to watch the live races. Come and join us for a great day of racing and tickets include parking, admission, program and Santa Anita’s widely acclaimed, delicious buffet. Individual seats are available for $85.00. Hours for buffet are 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with coffee and desserts served until last race. For more information please call or email Cookie Hackworth at cookie@ctba.com or 800-573-2822 Ext. 243.

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by MARCIE HEACOX Photos by BENOIT & ASSOCIATES Much is changing in Southern California racing, and California Cup is no exception. For the first year since it was inaugurated in 1990, there was no Cal Cup in 2013. Traditionally held in autumn, the stakes extravaganza for California-bred or California-sired horses was moved to Jan. 25 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia in the hopes of reviving attendance and handle. “The Great Race Place” has been host to the event each year except 2010, when it was held at Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood. The last Saturday in January was formerly reserved for the Sunshine Millions, an inter-track, Cal-bred vs. Floridabred promotion contested from 2003 to 2012. Santa Anita will use the moniker for one race—the inaugural $125,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint for runners bred or sired in California only—while Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida, retains six of the original races, now for Fla-breds only. Four races will be run under the California Cup banner. The Cal Cup Turf Classic Presented by City National Bank for males aged four and up got a $75,000 boost for a total purse of $250,000, but will be run on the grass instead of dirt. The race was contested on the lawn once before, in 2011, when it absorbed the defunct Mile. The co-richest race of the day is the $250,000 Cal Cup Derby for three-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles on dirt. The $200,000 Cal Cup Oaks for three-year-old fillies will be one mile on the turf. The Cal Cup Sprint is six furlongs on the main track, with a $125,000 purse as opposed to $100,000 last year.

In addition to the five state-bred races on Jan. 25, Santa Anita has carded the grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes for older females at seven furlongs on the dirt. There’s an omission of a turf mile and a dirt route for older males, older females or three-year-old fillies, all divisions fulfilled by open graded stakes races on the weekends before and after Cal Cup. A decade ago, things were still status quo at Cal Cup XIV, with 10 restricted stakes races worth $1.325 million. The Nov. 8, 2003 card was managed by the non-profit Oak Tree Racing Association, which had operated the Santa Anita autumn meet since 1969 and would continue to do so until its eviction in 2009. Cal Cup was beginning to show the signs of decline that prompted the 2014 restructuring. The attendance was an all-time low of 18,029, as compared to 28,313 in 2002. Handle also dropped, from $19,834,206 to $16,074,661. Four different jockeys won the 10 races, led by Victor Espinoza, who won four and placed in three others. Ryan Fogelsonger, Julie Krone and Alex Solis each won a pair. Trainer Jim Cassidy was the only multi-winner among trainers or owners, with two winner’s circle sojourns. But, the biggest winner at the 14th Cal Cup was Harris Farms. Their stallions sired half of the winners. They bred two winners, co-bred another winner, co-owned one winner and foaled one winner on their Coalinga property. The following five pages reflect on “the way things were” at Cal Cup XIV.

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California Cup Cont’d. Four-year-old Tizbud proved he belonged in the family when he became a stakes winner in the $250,000 California Cup Classic Handicap. The son of Cee’s Tizzy and Cee’s Song, by Seattle Song, is a full brother to Tiznow, the 2000 Eclipse Award Horse of the Year and all-time richest Cal-bred. He also shares the bloodlines of grade II winners Budroyale and Tizdubai, the former the victor of the 1998 Cal Cup Classic. Prior to winning the 1 1/8-mile Classic, Tizbud’s only victory was a maiden special weight one year prior. Trained by John Sadler and ridden by Victor Espinoza, he defeated

eight rivals at odds of 10-1. He was bred by the late Cecilia Straub-Rubens and owned by her racing partner, Michael Cooper, and children Pamela Ziebarth and Kevin Cochrane. Problematic shins restricted Tizbud to only two more career starts. His final race record was 8-2-0-2 with $230,266 in earnings. In 2005, he spent the first year of his stallion career at Jubilee Farm in Florida, then returned to his birthplace at Harris Farms. His progeny from six crops of racing age have accumulated more than $3.5 million, led by 2013 grade I winner Tiz Flirtatious. Tizbud will stand the 2014 breeding season for a $1,500 fee.

TIZBUD $250,000 California Cup Classic Handicap November 8, 2003

Like Tizbud, Lennyfromalibu also notched his first stakes win at the 2003 Cal Cup, in the $175,000 Mile Handicap on turf. The son of future leading sire Unusual Heat and the Half a Year mare Style of the Year had finished 10th in the 2002 edition of the race. This time around, Lennyfromalibu led gate-to-wire at 25-1 odds for jockey Ryan Fogelsonger, trainer Barry Abrams and owner Madeline Auerbach, who also bred the four-year-old gelding in partnership with her late husband, Jim Auerbach. Harris Auerbach said Lennyfromalibu was named after one of his father’s physicians. Following Cal Cup, Lennyfromalibu won two allowance optional claiming races and the $109,000

Crystal Water Handicap from eight more starts. He retired after a failed comeback in late 2005 with six wins, five seconds and two thirds from 21 starts. His career bankroll was $442,165. Perhaps Lennyfromalibu’s greatest accomplishment occurred after his retirement. Harris Auerbach said he was the first horse Madeline Auerbach needed to find a retirement home for, which eventually inspired the creation of the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a charitable organization that raises funds to support retired racehorses. One of the organization’s benefactors is Tranquility Farm, where Lennyfromalibu resides.

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California Cup Cont’d. Not content to let the boys have all the fun, five-year-old mare Royally Chosen also garnered her first black-type victory in the $150,000 California Cup Matron Handicap. The daughter of In Excess (Ire) and grade III winner Her Royalty, by King of Kings, was bred by Old English Rancho and Bruce Headley, the latter also her trainer. She was owned by Peter Abruzzo, Vincent Johnston, Tony Zehenni, et. al. Jockey Alex Solis guided Royally Chosen past seven rivals in the 1 1/16-mile dirt route. Royally Chosen was the 9-5 favorite as she dropped in class after having run in graded stakes races against such top horses as Azeri, Adoration and Elloluv. After Cal

Cup, she won twice more from 12 additional efforts, both in stakes company, before retiring with a 25-6-6-2 record and $594,175. Adena Springs purchased Royally Chosen, in foal to Distorted Humor, for $800,000 at the 2006 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November Sale. After producing three foals, including multiple graded stakes-placed Chosen Miracle, International Thoroughbred Consultants (ITC) bought her for $200,000 at the 2009 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, in-foal to Ghostzapper. ITC’s JeanPierre de Gasté said she now resides in Saudi Arabia, in “very good health.”

ROYALLY CHOSEN $150,000 California Cup Matron Handicap November 8, 2003

Green Team was seeing green when he set a new stakes record in the $150,000 California Cup Sprint Handicap. The former claimer completed six dirt furlongs in 1:07.98. His post-time odds were 5-1 against six hard-knocking rivals, numbering five other former claimers and the multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Men’s Exclusive. Jockey Victor Espinoza guided him around the leaders in the final turn to rally for a two-length score. Jeff Bonde was the winning trainer as well as co-owner with Angelo Ferro. Harris Farms bred the four-year-old gelding by their stallion, multiple stakes-placed Huddle Up, and the unraced Moscow Ballet mare Scare Tactics. The dam

later produced the grade II-placed, dual stakes winner Spot the Diplomat, by Worldly Manner. Prior to his Cal Cup victory, Green Team spent the majority of his time floating between the claiming and allowance ranks, winning seven of 27. Afterwards, he ran exclusively in stakes company for 11 more races, winning two Northern California stakes races—the $100,000 California Sprint Championship Handicap and $58,850 Oakland Handicap. His career and life ended after he broke down in the first turn of the $300,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint Stakes in January of 2005. His numbers stand at 39-10-10-5 and $620,827.

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California Cup Cont’d. The results were in plain view as Blind Ambition won the $150,000 California Cup Distaff Handicap as the 2-1 post-time favorite. Racing Hall of Fame member Julie Krone guided the five-year-old past nine other fillies and mares. The final time for about 6 1/2 furlongs on the downhill turf was a stakes record 1:12.27. Marty Jones was the victorious trainer. Harris Farms was the winning breeder, and co-owner with the farm’s veterinarian, Dr. Jeanne Bowers-Lepore, who notched her first stakes victory as an owner. Blind Ambition was a product of dual grade I victor Political Ambition and five-time winner Reclass, by Relaunch.

Blind Ambition had won thrice and placed in the $150,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes before the Cal Cup. She ran once more in 2003, then finished second in the 2005 Irish O’Brien Stakes at Santa Anita before retiring. She produced two winners from two foals—Lofty Ambition and Unbridled Ambition—before dying in 2010 while in foal to Unusual Heat. Bowers-Lepore said Blind Ambition’s passing was one of the saddest days in her life, but is now focusing on the two daughters, both broodmares at Harris Farms. “Hopefully we’ll get some champions in the next generation,” she said.

BLIND AMBITION $150,000 California Cup Distaff Handicap November 8, 2003

Despite coming off a third-placed effort in his debut, two-year-old colt He’s the Rage was the 5-2 second choice in his $125,000 California Cup Juvenile Stakes score. The Jim Cassidy-trained juvenile began from the inside and moved out in midstretch, finishing four lengths the best. Jockey Victor Espinoza secured his fourth win of the day in this, the last of 10 races. Maiden claiming winner Black Horse Money crossed the wire second, with eventual California Champion TwoYear-Old Male, Don’tsellmeshort, in third among nine competitors. The final time for 1 1/16 miles on dirt was 1:44.65.

John Elardi of Southern Nevada Racing Stables was the winning breeder and owner. He’s the Rage’s sire is the dual group I winner Soft Gold (Brz), and his dam is the unraced Hansel mare Interaction. The latter is a half-sister to grade III winner Bella Bella Bella, but never produced any other black-type winners. After the Juvenile, He’s the Rage was lightly raced through 2004, then progressively dropped to the claiming ranks by mid-2006. He was able to place in the $150,000 Tiznow Stakes in 2007, but ended his racetrack days with a fifth-placed effort in a $20,800 Hollywood Park claiming race in May of 2008.

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California Cup Cont’d. House of Fortune used not only luck, but skill and determination to take the $125,000 California Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes. Bumped at the start, she kept up enough speed to stalk the leaders from the outside before wearing down future grade I winner Silent Sighs by a half-length. In a field of 11, House of Fortune stopped the clock at 1:42.61 for 1 1/16 miles on the main oval. With his winning ride, jockey Alex Solis tied Laffit Pincay Jr. for the riders’ record of 14 career Cal Cup wins. Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally and owner Arnold Zetcher each won with their first Cal Cup

starter. John Treasure bred the daughter of the two-time California Horse of the Year, Free House, and the unraced Garthorn mare So Fortunate. Already a stakes winner, House of Fortune was the 9-5 favorite in the Juvenile Fillies. She closed out 2003 by placing third in the grade I, $349,500 Hollywood Starlet Stakes en route to the title of California Champion TwoYear-Old Female. Over the next 25 months, she won two grade IIs and three ungraded stakes before retiring to join Zetcher’s Kentucky broodmare band, where she has foaled three fillies and two colts to date.

HOUSE OF FORTUNE $125,000 California Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes November 8, 2003

Moscow Burning was only kindling the flame of a long and successful career when she achieved her first stakes victory in the $100,000 California Cup Distance Handicap. The former claimer was coming off two allowance race scores, and was sent off at odds of 6-1. She won by 2 1/2 lengths with a stalking trip under jockey Ryan Fogelsonger. Moscow Burning completed 1 1/4 miles on the turf in a stakes record time of 2:00.91. Among the nine vanquished foes were multiple stakes winner Shalini and future California champion Valentine Dancer. The winning trainer was Jim Cassidy, and the winning owners were Jeff Mariani, Michael Nentwig and Dallas Van

Kempen. Harris Farms and the Ken Maddy Trust bred the daughter of group III winner Moscow Ballet and stakes winner Burning Desire. Moscow Burning’s next exploits earned her the titles of 2004 California Horse of the Year, Champion Turf Horse and Champion Older Female, and 2006 Champion Older Female. With $1,417,800 in lifetime earnings, she became the richest Cal-bred filly or mare of all time, a record that still stands. Her final racing record was 33-11-8-4. Japan’s Shadai Farm purchased her for $1 million at the 2006 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Through 2012, she had produced three foals by Heart’s Cry (Jpn).

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California Cup Cont’d. Coconut Mango got his first taste of stakes success in winning the $50,000 Starter Sprint Stakes. The 5-1 selection stalked and pounced on his six foes for a three-length winning margin. Rider Julie Krone had an easy time of it until her mount jumped the mirror image at the wire. Despite his antics, Coconut Mango completed the six-furlong dirt race in 1:09.34. Mike Marlow, now an assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, was the winning conditioner. Coconut Mango raced for owners John Barker, Don Crevier, Ara Karadjian, et. al., and was bred by Larry and Sheila Ullmann’s SLU

Inc. His sire was the Ullmanns’ unraced stallion Bold Badgett. His dam Icy Escapade never won from four attempts in Mexico, but produced 11 other foals, five of whom placed in a stakes race and/or earned more than $100,000. Prior to this victory, Coconut Mango’s only stakes experience was a third-placed effort in the 2002 edition of this race. After Cal Cup he was gelded and raced twice more for a 20-3-7-1 record and $131,868 bankroll. Marlow said Coconut Mango broke his shoulder in a training accident and was euthanized shortly after his final race in January of 2004.

COCONUT MANGO $50,000 California Cup Starter Stakes November 8, 2003

At age seven, with 47 starts under his belt, Fade to Blue refused to fade away and garnered his first stakes score in the $50,000 Starter Stakes. It was his first Cal Cup winner’s circle photo after two previous attempts in the 2001 and 2002 Starter Handicaps. Sent off at 3-1 odds, Fade to Blue began near the back of the pack then picked off rivals to finish a length the best. Mr. Steve and Unamedthegame completed the trifecta in the field of eight. With jockey Victor Espinoza in the irons, Fade to Blue clocked 1 1/2 miles on turf in a stakes record of 2:26.46.

A 1996 son of dual grade I winner Prized and stakesplaced Green Again, Fade to Blue had begun his racing career in August of 1999 for Cardiff Stud Farm, the cobreeder along with Lee Anne Aiello. The 2003 Cal Cup was only his second start for trainer Jeff Mullins. Eclipse Award-winning owner Richard Englander claimed the gelding in April of 2000 and still owned him at his retirement 53 races later in February of 2005. Fade to Blue won one more stakes race—the $50,000 Hasta La Vista Handicap at Turf Paradise—before leaving the racetrack with $461,819 earned from a 64-10-8-12 record.

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by GENE WILLIAMS Proficiency has been a hallmark of past California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) Hall of Fame inductees, and the 2014 enshrinees—In Excess (Ire) and William J. Morey Jr.—certainly meet that mark, making the choices easy for the group’s Board of Directors. In Excess’ name will be etched alongside Kentucky Derby winners Determine (1954), Swaps (1955) and Decidedly (1962), Preakness winner Snow Chief (1983), the first California-bred millionaire Native Diver and 20 other stellar racehorses and sires of the Golden State.

Morey began his training career with one victory in 1976 and spent most of his career on the Northern California circuit. He never hesitated to tackle the tougher venues in Southern California, especially with millionaire runner Bold Chieftain. Morey joins the likes of Farrell Jones, “Red” McDaniel, “Buster” Millerick, and Charlie Whittingham as the Hall’s eighth trainer. Inductions take place at the CTBA’s Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner, to be held at the Claremont Hotel Club & Spa in Berkeley on Monday, Feb. 10.

California Hall Of Fame — 1987 to 2014 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 In Excess (Ire) 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 William J. Morey Jr. 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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CTBA Hall Of Fame Cont’d. William J. Morey Jr. Proclaiming in an interview for the California Thoroughbred magazine some years ago that, “I wanted to train horses ever since I was a kid,” 2014 CTBA Hall of Fame inductee William J. Morey Jr. has made good on that goal in a big way, carving out a prominent place on the state’s racing landscape for more than 40 years. Along the way, Morey has saddled a couple of million dollar earners and a plethora of other stakes winners. Most notable of his stars, of course, are Dixie Dot Com and Bold Chieftain. Dixie Dot Com was a multiple graded stakes winner who piled up $1,332,775 in earnings, with victories in Santa Anita Park’s 1999 San Fernando Breeders’ Cup Stakes and 2000 San Pasqual Stakes, both grade II events, and the Texas Mile Stakes and Lone Star Handicap, both grade IIIs at Lone Star Park in 2001 standing out on his lifetime ledger. After Dixie Dot Com, whose talent was such that Morey abandoned his normal Northern California venues for three years on the Southern California circuit, left the racing scene, Bold Chieftain made his entry and ran up a bankroll of $1,683,181 from 2005 to 2012. He twice won the California Cup Classic Handicap (2007 and 2009) during the Oak Tree Racing Association meet at Santa Anita, as well as the grade II San Francisco Mile Stakes, his only graded stakes victory, at Golden Gate Fields in 2010. In 2008, he was voted the California Champion Turf Horse. What made the Bold Chieftain run even sweeter for Morey was the fact he was the co-breeder and co-owner as well as trainer. You can’t get any more involved than that. Over his career, Morey, who has been a member of the CTBA since 1989, has saddled more than 1,300 winners.

That, coupled with more than 2,400 seconds and thirds combined, have helped him run career earnings for his horses to almost $22 million. Along the way, he chalked up five million dollar-plus years. Morey has come a long way from an inauspicious year in 1976, that showed one win from eight starts and $5,347 in earnings. The trainer’s first stakes victory came in 1982, when Powerette won the $13,355 Mayme Dotson Handicap at Stockton. His first graded stakes win came in 1989, when Big Chill, co-owned by Morey, won the grade III Tanforan Handicap at Bay Meadows Racecourse. Proving once again that hope springs eternal among racehorse trainers, Morey is very excited about the dual stakes-winning two-year-old filly Look Quickly whom he bred, owns and trains. The Cal-bred juvenile won last year’s $63,750 Juan Gonzalez Memorial Stakes at Pleasanton and $58,350 Golden Gate Debutante Stakes. Chances appear good for the undefeated filly to vie for three-yearold honors during the spring and summer. Morey says he seldom races two-year-olds very many times so he’s a bit surprised she’s four-for-four as a two-year-old. “I don’t ever remember having a two-year-old go four-for-four,” he said. Morey has been battling a rare cancer that affects the nerves in the face, but he’s looking forward to his Hall of Fame induction. “I’ve had a wonderful career, and this just tops it off,” he said. Along with his many accomplishments, the trainer talks proudly of the fact his horses have won stakes races at every racetrack in California. “From Ferndale to Del Mar,” is the way he puts it. He’s proud, also, of having won eight races worth $200,000 or more.

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CTBA Hall Of Fame Cont’d. In Excess (Ire) which helped send his overall earnings to $1,736,733. His career record stands at 25-11-2-3. Going to stud in 1993, In Excess stood his first season at owner Munari’s Rancho Why Worry. Though he produced a small crop, the results at the racetrack were enough to have him named California’s leading freshman sire of 1996. Racing’s Mike Pegram turned seriously to the breeding side of the sport when he bought In Excess after the stallion’s first season and assigned him to Vessels Stallion Farm. Frank “Scoop” Vessels became a co-partner with Pegram. Pegram paid In Excess the ultimate compliment by saying, “He definitely put us on the map. He turned out a lot of good, speedy runners right from the start. He was responsible for all my California-bred stakes winners.” As something of an aside, Pegram said, also, “He (In Excess) had a lot to do with putting a good old grayhaired boy in the (racing) Hall of Fame. Trainer Bob (Baffert) had a lot of my fast In Excess horses and they helped win lots of races.” Pegram remembers how In Excess helped give him a great amount of confidence going into the 1998 Kentucky Derby. “I owned Real Quiet, and the horse who figured to be the favorite—Indian Charlie—was a son of my stallion,” he said. “I felt pretty good about things and I walked around pretty cocky that week at Churchill Downs.” His confidence was not displaced—Real Quiet won and Indian Charlie finished third. From 19 crops, In Excess has sired the earners of more than $45 million, including grade I winners Indian Charlie and Romance Is Diane and group I winner Musical Chimes.

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In Excess (Ire), who died at the age of 26 in May of 2013, was one of California’s premier stallions over a stretch of time that saw him produce 16 local champions and top the Golden State’s overall and two-year-old sire lists on six occasions. As such, he was an easy choice to this year join a remarkable list of racing and stallion stars in the CTBA’s Hall of Fame. The most successful son of Siberian Express was bred in Ireland and raced in England as a two-year-old and early three-year-old before being purchased by Jack Munari and brought to the United States to be trained by Bruce Jackson in Southern California. In Excess then raced through June of 1992, winning three local graded stakes races before becoming a force to be reckoned with in New York. There, he was a multiple grade I winner, taking down Belmont Park’s Woodward Stakes, Metropolitan Handicap (Met Mile) and Suburban Handicap and Saratoga’s Whitney Handicap, all during his four-year-old season in 1991. During that year, he also won the grade II San Fernando Stakes and was third in the grade I Charles H. Strub Stakes, both at Santa Anita. He didn’t win again after his New York forays, but at five he was second in Santa Anita’s grade II San Antonio Handicap and third in both the Met Mile and Aqueduct’s grade I Carter Handicap before being retired that summer. Versatility was one of In Excess’ talents. He raced exclusively on turf at two and three but took to the main track for his spectacular four-year-old season. Due to his grade I blitz in 1991, he posted a career-best earnings total of $1,328,800

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ketball star but still found time each night to listen to Richard “Dick” Barton considers himself an ordinary a radio show on channel XERB that recreated the person, a “private guy” who likes to keep a low profile. races. The bulky, six-foot six-inch Riverside resident is While playing for University of California, as unlikely to preserve his cloak of anonymity any Riverside, Barton recalled a road trip to Reno. “I more than he would be going unnoticed at a jockey took the $26 each player got for meal money convention. to a casino and bet it on a horse named Barton, 66, has created unusual interest Snips and Snails at Santa Anita (Park),” after buying three stallions and quietly he admitted sheepishly. “He lost and I expanding his broodmare band to about 85 ended up having to scrounge for food.” in California. Barton, a player good enough to be “No big deal?” asks a friend of main drafted by the NBA Atlanta Hawks, used character Woody Grant in the recent film hit “Nebraska” after Grant downplays the his aptitude in math to earn BS and rumor that Grant has won $1 million in a MBA degrees at Riverside and decided he sweepstakes. would rather take his chances with longshots in the Barton similarly has become a big deal in the California business and racing worlds than long shots on the court. breeding industry by placing a giant stake in its future. At Riverside, he also met Don Edwards, the director of Speaking from the Ontario corporate office of the athletics who taught a class in horse racing. “After graduaCalifornia Packaging company that tion, I became partners with him in my first horse, a broodmare named he founded in 1976, Barton made it Split Rock’s Baby who was boarded at clear that manufacturing cardboard Three Rings Ranch in Beaumont,” boxes for produce growers will remain said Barton. his top business priority. “I built a 40-acre ranch in Hemet With a factory in Salt Lake City, in 1980, put a racetrack and barn in, Barton employs 150 workers who but it was eventually sold for a housmanufacture corrugated boxes in ing development,” he added. which oranges, apples, potatoes and artichokes are packaged. In 1990, Barton and his two oldest Barton is also proof that cardboard sons bought land in Duchesne, Utah, boxes and exacta boxes are not mutuwhere they built a ranch on 90 of the Dick Barton and his daughter Kate ally exclusive. A racing fan since his 250 acres that is currently used to boyhood, Barton recalled the thrill of his first visit to the board his broodmares while they are in foal. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club at 16 with a high school classBarton, who has four children and two step-children, explained that all were former athletes now involved in the mate and the classmate’s father in 1963. “We split a daily double ticket, and it came in,” said family’s packaging and racing businesses. Paul, the oldest, played football and baseball at the UniBarton. “I still remember the names of the horses: Lon’s Dream and The Tire King. Numbers four and six. I got back versity of Utah and signed a baseball contract with the $50. That was a lot of money back then.” Toronto Blue Jays. Mark, the second, also played football Barton became a Riverside scholastic and college bas- for Utah. They are executives at the Salt Lake City factory

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and also have a 9,000 square-foot home at the ranch they frequently visit 90 minutes away. Derek, a third son, also played college football and works in Ontario, where he is joined by sister Kate, a recent graduate of Cal State San Bernardino, where she was a volleyball star named outstanding scholar-athlete by the NCAA. “Kate handles all the correspondence to ranches and does all the racing paperwork,” said Barton of the family member most actively involved with the industry. She also names the horses and came up with Coyote Volleyball for one from her college sports days. “The kids say I’m the janitor, but really I’m the president,” said Barton jokingly when asked of his title with the company. He overcame a heart attack and triple-bypass surgery six years ago and still works daily. Barton explained that Barton Racing included the stallions Champ Pegasus and Prime Timber at Legacy Ranch in Clements and Atticus at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, the 85 California broodmares, 40 yearlings that he hoped to sell at Barretts later this year, and about 15 horses in training divided between Mike Machowsky at Santa Anita and Bret Vicary at Los Alamitos. “If a horse has a problem, he goes to Marcos Menjivar at the Farrell Jones ranch in Hemet,” explained Barton of the lay-up center. “When he gets them right, he sends them to John Golightly at Galway Downs. John also breaks the babies. When he gets them up to four furlongs and feels they’re good enough, they go to Machowsky.” Machowsky had success last year with Gangnam Guy, stakes-placed twice with earnings of $98,340. Purchased for $16,000 at the 2012 Barretts October Yearling Sale, Gangnam Guy finished second in the I’m Smokin Stakes and third in the Graduation Stakes, both at Del Mar. Barton thinks there may be even more upside in 2014 for three-year-old stablemate Lucky Views, an impressive winner in his first start for Machowsky during November. Barton said that with the guidance of Machowsky and Golightly, he looks for bargains at Barretts and Keeneland sales and has acquired others privately. He has been lucky at sales in buying three top brood-

mares. He purchased Tiz a Mistress for $1,000 at Barretts before her unraced two-year-old son Tiz A Minister became a graded stakes winner in 2013. Similarly, he paid $1,200 for Tizalovelylady at the same 2011 mixed sale before her two-year-old half-brother Paynter won a grade I race in 2012. He also bought Broadway Hoofer at a 2012 Keeneland auction for $3,000 before her son Broadway Empire won two grade III races last year. The trio will head his large number of broodmares due for dates with Prime Timber, Champ Pegasus or Atticus this year. Barton bought the stallions through largely differing circumstances. “I read a Thoroughbred Times advertisement about a stallion for sale,” said Barton of his acquisition of Prime Timber in 2010. “He was the property of a bankruptcy court (after previous owner Sez Who Thoroughbreds encountered financial problems). He wasn’t being used as a stallion (after previously standing in Florida and New York). We got him from a ranch in Pennsylvania. After two years in Utah, we moved him to California (in 2013). “I learned of Champ Pegasus through Machowsky,” explained Barton. “He used to work for Mandella (Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella, who trained Champ Pegasus).” Machowsky found out that co-owners Gerald Ford of Texas and Arturo Vargas of Argentina wanted to sell the horse after retirement to stud and laid the groundwork for the deal through Mandella last year. Champ Pegasus, a millionaire by 2000 Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus out of Argentine champion Salt Champ (Arg), may be shuttled to Argentina during the summer breeding season in the future. “But first we want to make sure he’s fertile and see how he does here,” said Barton of the first-year stallion. Atticus was another story. “Tom Hudson, farm manager at Magali, called me and said that Atticus’ previous owner wanted to sell him,” said Barton of the long-time California stallion. “He was getting older, 21. I had some mares who I thought I could breed to him and come out ahead.” An ordinary guy is making an extraordinary impact in California.

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Kentucky to Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona after the 2013 breeding season. The other dozen newcomers to California are Gig Harbor and Indian Evening at Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville, Hidden Blessing and Lightnin N Thunder at Fruitful Acres Farm in Aguanga, Hoorayforhollywood at Milky Way Farm in Temecula, Make Music for Me and World Renowned at Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms in Hemet, Quindici Man at Firth Ranch in Hemet, Uh Oh Bango at E.A. Ranches in Ramona, Congo King and Lone Star Special at Special T Thoroughbreds and Prime Timber at Legacy Ranch.

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Optimism abounds for this year’s breeding season in California, with five grade I winners among the 17 stallions who are either retiring to stud or have relocated to the Golden State for 2014. The four grade I victors standing their first season at stud are Champ Pegasus at Legacy Ranch in Clements, Richard’s Kid at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, Smiling Tiger at Premier Thoroughbreds in Oakdale and Ultimate Eagle at Special T Thoroughbreds in Temecula. Meanwhile, the 2005 Pimlico Stakes (grade I) winner Eddington relocated from

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Uh Oh Bango, 2007 (Top Hit—French Debutante, by French Deputy) $2,500-Live Foal Standing at E.A. Ranches in Ramona From the Mr. Prospector sire line, this grade I-placed, dual graded stakes-winning grandson of Twining is a full brother to stakes winners French Hit and Top Debutante and half-brother to the graded stakes-placed, multiple stakes winner EZ Dreamer.

Champ Pegasus, 2006 (Fusaichi Pegasus—Salt Champ (Arg), by Salt Lake) $3,500-Live Foal Standing at Legacy Ranch in Clements From the Raise a Native sire line, this grade I-winning grandson of Mr. Prospector is out of the multiple group I-winning champion Salt Champ and from the family of Ultimate Eagle, 2008 (Mizzen Mast—Letithappencaptain, by Captain Bodgit) $3,500-Live Foal group winners Google Earth and Nordstern. Standing at Special T Thoroughbreds in Temecula Gig Harbor, 2008 (City Zip—Miss Blue Grass, by St. Jovite) From the Caro (Ire) sire line, this grade I-winning grandson of Cozzene is out of $1,500-Live Foal multiple stakes winner Letithappencaptain and from the family of group winners Standing at Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville Hanu (Ire), Jessica’s Dream and Havana Gold. From the Mr. Prospector sire line, this dual stakes-winning grandson of Carson City is a half-brother to stakes winner Alsono and from the family of graded stakes winners World Renowned, 2008 (A.P. Indy—Splendid Blended, by Unbridled’s Song) Daloma (Fr), Mayoumbe (Fr) and Good to Beat (Fr). $2,500-Live Foal Standing at Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms in Hemet Hidden Blessing, 2006 (Orientate—Fast ‘n Fleet, by Mr. Greeley) From the Bold Reasoning sire line, this winning grandson of Seattle Slew is out $1,500-Live Foal of dual grade I winner Splendid Blended, a half-sister to the multiple graded stakesStanding at Fruitful Acres Farm in Aguanga From the Blushing Groom (Fr) sire line, this winning grandson of Mt. Livermore winning sire Richly Blended. is from the female family of graded stakes winners Blitzer and Watch Me Go and group winners Shaxi Fortune and Naperon.

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Hoorayforhollywood, 2008 (Storm Cat—Hollywood Story, by Wild Rush) $2,000-Live Foal Congo King, 2003 (Horse Chestnut (SAf)—Sweet Nostalgia, by Mr. Redoy) Standing at Milky Way Farm in Temecula From the Northern Dancer sire line, this dual stakes-placed grandson of Storm Complimentary-Live Foal Bird is out of dual grade I winner Hollywood Story and from the family of graded Standing at Special T Thoroughbreds in Temecula From the Sadler’s Wells sire line, this dual graded stakes-placed grandson of stakes winners Huggle Duggle and Seattle Fitz (Arg). Fort Wood is a half-brother to the dual graded stakes-winning champion Added Edge Indian Evening, 2009 (Indian Charlie—Unenchantedevening, by Unbridled’s Song) out of dual stakes winner Sweet Nostalgia. His first foals are two-year-olds of 2014. $3,000-Live Foal Standing at Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville Eddington, 2001 (Unbridled—Fashion Star, by Chief’s Crown) From the Caro (Ire) sire line, this grade II-placed, stakes-winning grandson of $3,500-Live Foal In Excess (Ire) is out of a winning half-sister to the Eclipse Horse of the Year, Standing at Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona Favorite Trick, and from the family of graded stakes winner Tizfiz. From the Mr. Prospector sire line, this grade I-winning grandson of Fappiano is out of multiple graded stakes-placed Fashion Star from the family of group I winner Make Music for Me, 2007 (Bernstein—Miss Cheers, by Carson City) Miserden. He has sired the earners of more than $12 million from five crops of $2,500-Live Foal racing age, including 2013 Breeder’s Cup Sprint (grade I) winner Secret Circle. Standing at Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms in Hemet From the Storm Bird sire line, this dual grade I-placed, stakes-winning grandson of Storm Cat is a half-brother to stakes winner I Dazzle out of the stakes winner Lightnin N Thunder, 2001 (Storm Cat—Things Change, by Stalwart) $3,000-Live Foal Miss Cheers and from the family of the dual grade I-winning sire Opening Verse. Standing at Fruitful Acres Farm in Aguanga Quindici Man, 2006 (Came Home—Humble, by Valiant Nature) From the Northern Dancer sire line, this dual stakes-placed grandson of $1,000-Live Foal Storm Bird is out of grade I winner Things Change from the family of grade I Standing at Firth Ranch in Hemet winner Harlan. He is the sire of 13 stakes horses from seven crops of racing age, From the Mr. Prospector sire line, this grade I-placed, multiple stakes-winning including champion Bulpae Gisang. grandson of Gone West is from the female family of group I winner Hayil and grade I-winning sire Wild Rush. Lone Star Special, 2005 (Malabar Gold—Sunshine Special, by Tactical Advantage) $1,500-Live Foal Richard’s Kid, 2005 (Lemon Drop Kid—Tough Broad, by Broad Brush) Standing at Special T Thoroughbreds in Temecula $4,500-Live Foal From the Mr. Prospector sire line, this dual stakes-winning grandson of Unbridled Standing at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez From the Mr. Prospector sire line, this dual grade I-winning grandson of is from the female family of the Eclipse Champion Turf Female, Just a Game (Ire). Kingmambo is out of multiple stakes winner Tough Broad and from the family He is the sire of the stakes-placed winner Chickasaw Bayou from his only crop to race. of stakes winners Twenty Six Girl, Kid Colin and Longest Drive. Smiling Tiger, 2007 (Hold That Tiger—Shandra Smiles, by Cahill Road) $5,000-Live Foal Standing at Premier Thoroughbreds in Oakdale From the Storm Bird sire line, this multiple grade I-winning grandson of Storm Cat is a half-sister to grade I winner She’s a Tiger out of stakes winner Shandra Smiles and from the graded stakes winner Love That Mac.

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Prime Timber, 1996 (Sultry Song—Wine Taster, by Nodouble) $3,500-Live Foal Standing at Legacy Ranch in Clements From the Turn-To (Ire) sire line, this grade I-placed, graded stakes-winning grandson of Cox’s Ridge is out of dual stakes winner Wine Taster from the family of graded stakes winner Xtreme Bid. He is the sire of four stakes winners from eight crops of racing age, including multiple graded stakes winner Silver Timber.

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As well-worn 2013 calendars give way to their crisp, new counterparts on barn office walls, and Thoroughbred stallion and mare owners circle a date in mid-February as the official start to breeding season, California prepares to host its only annual auction of mixed-age bloodstock on Monday, Jan. 27: the 2014 Barretts January Mixed Sale. Hosted by Barretts Sales & Racing and scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. inside the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex in Pomona, the upcoming auction offers West Coast breeders an opportunity to replenish their pastures and paddocks with new bloodlines, and regional trainers a chance to acquire racing prospects. During the 2013 edition of the Barretts January sale, 184 horses were reported as sold from the 239 who were led through the ring, resulting in gross sales of $1,536,100 and an average price of $8,348. The median was $4,500, while the buy-back rate was 23 percent. The 2014 catalog features 276 listings: 113 broodmares and broodmare prospects, 57 newly turned yearlings, 64 two-year-olds, 41 horses of racing age and one stallion. Supplemental entries are being accepted through Monday, Jan. 13. Overseeing the largest delegation among the 18 participating consignors and agents this year is Andy Havens, whose four Havens Bloodstock Agency consignments comprise 81 entries—nearly 30 percent of the entire catalog. Among the abundant Havens offerings are two wellpedigreed Forestry mares: Endangered Forest and Fairy Tale Forest. The former shares a second dam with the multiple grade I winner and producer Tranquility Lake, while the latter is a daughter of 2003 California Champion Older Female Cee’s Elegance. Additional Havens-listed mares include grade III winner Cat Appeal’s Seeking the Gold daughter River Gold, the dam of the 2010 Barretts October yearling sale-topper and 2012 Santa Anita Park stakes winner Derby Gold who is consigned for Win More Farm, and Night Spirit, a winning Chapel Royal mare out of grade II winner Night Fax. Two California-bred youngsters also stand out in the Havens group: a 2013 Tribal Rule filly from the family of Del Mar Oaks (grade I) winner Singhalese (GB) and a 2012 Surf Cat colt out of a half-sister to the dam of Hollywood Derby (grade I) winner Vergennes who is offered on behalf of Liberty Road Stables. Agent Sam Hendricks will manage 51 horses at this year’s sale, including Reine des Neiges, a half-sister to the Eclipse champion and Preakness Stakes (grade I) winner Snow Chief, and Readyforhercloseup, from the immediate family of Eclipse champion English Channel; both are winning daughters of Smart Strike. Also listed under the Hendricks banner are Reine des Neiges’ 2013 Dixie

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Chatter colt and a 2012 Awesome Gambler colt whose family tree features 2009 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (grade I) winner Dancing in Silks. The Harris Farms contingent encompasses 25 horses, led by the winning Unusual Heat mare Phi Beta Heat, a full sister to the grade I-placed dual stakes winner Mensa Heat, and A Bit Much, an In Excess (Ire) mare out of the three-time California champion Work the Crowd. Another In Excess daughter highlights agent Mary Knight’s 24-strong consignment: Sixy Excess, whose dam is a full sister to the multiple grade I-winning sire Devil His Due. Knight also will exhibit the 2012 colt Celtic Ray, by Henrythenavigator out of the grade III winner See Me Through. Included among River Edge Farm’s 22 offerings are the stakes-winning Lit de Justice mare Gambler’s Justice and the stakes-placed winner Miss Ballard, a Bertrando half-sister to Longacres Mile Handicap (grade III) winner No Giveaway. Adrian Gonzalez’s 13-horse Checkmate Thoroughbreds consignment features the broodmare prospect Stellar Atmosphere, Golden Eagle Farm’s daughter of More Than Ready out of the dual stakes winner Western Hemisphere, a grade II-placed full sister to the multiple grade I winner General Challenge whose family also boasts 2010 California Horse of the Year Evening Jewel. Gonzalez also will offer a 2013 Cape Blanco (Ire) colt whose third dam is 2001/2002 California Broodmare of the Year Image of Super. Several other noteworthy pedigrees pepper the 2014 Barretts January catalog pages. Among the assembled mares, BTO offers the veteran Great Above producer Way Up, dam of the 2013 grade IIplaced Zia Park Oaks winner Unusual Way. Prominent among the juveniles, meanwhile, are H&E Ranch’s Midshipman filly out of High Style, a winning daughter of Giant’s Causeway and the two-time grade I winner Tout Charmant, and Nottemptedbyevil, a Lucky Pulpit colt out of a full sister to grade I winner Greg’s Gold who is consigned by Tat Yakutis’ Yakutis Enterprises. Buyers searching for sire power will have the opportunity to inspect mares who were covered in 2013 by the nationally notable stallions Midnight Lute and War Chant, as well as the leading California stallions Decarchy, Dixie Chatter, Heatseeker (Ire), Lucky Pulpit, Marino Marini, Ministers Wild Cat, Square Eddie, Tizbud, Tribal Rule and Unusual Heat. Also available are mares from the respective first books of recent Eclipse champion Hansen and his fellow grade I winners Coil and Dialed In. To receive a catalog for the 2014 Barretts January Mixed Sale, call (909) 629-3099. The entries also may be viewed online at www.barretts.com.

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by JERRY KLEIN New challenges awaited California-bred Summer Hit as he lined up for the grade III, $100,000 Berkeley Handicap at Golden Gate Fields on Nov. 29. For one, racing secretary David Jerkens has reinstituted the handicap into the calendar, following years of his predecessor’s weight-for-age-only philosophy. That meant that, unlike when he ran at equal weights while winning the $100,000 All American Stakes (grade III) on May 27, following his bang-up second in the San Francisco Mile Stakes (grade III), Summer Hit would be giving from two to seven pounds to his four rivals. Among those rivals was the millionaire Teaks North, a $100,000 claim by trainer Eric Guillot making his all-weather surface debut in the Berkeley while ratcheting down in distance from his normal multi-furlong turf outings. Also shipping in were grade III-placed Fire With Fire, who won Autumn’s Joseph T. Grace Handicap at Santa Rosa, and the sharp Majestic City, a former high-class two-year-old who went gate-to-wire in a Santa Anita Park stakes last out. Summer Hit, trained and co-owned by Jerry Hollendorfer and racing on his favorite surface, took on the challenges without blinking and put the Berkeley to bed in the first halfmile. Jockey Russell Baze chirped to the son of Bertrando leaving the fourth stall in the 1 1/16-mile contest and Summer Hit easily out-raced Majestic City to the first turn. The latter’s rider was content to sit a length behind the 4-5 favorite but when the four-furlong fraction blinked :48:51, that strategy was doomed. Majestic City started to lose ground around the far turn as Summer Hit lengthened his lead at will. Fire With Fire came from well back to reach contention before weakening, while Teaks North was never a factor. The final margin was six lengths over Majestic City in a rapid 1:42.65. It was the four-

year-old gelding’s fifth win in six tries over Golden Gate’s s\yntheric Tapeta strip. “That time is stepping along on this track,” said Baze afterward. “It’s pretty obvious that this horse loves it.” Though Summer Hit is a terror on the front end, he doesn’t demand the lead and Baze thought Majestic City would try and force the pace. “If that other horse would have been sent, I would have let him go,” Baze noted, “but I really didn’t think he’d be able to duplicate his fractions here.” Summer Hit outdid his performance in the All-American, also at 8 1/2 furlongs, where he reached the six-furlong mark in 1:12.87 and needed another 31.1 seconds to finish. In the Berkeley, those numbers were 1:12.57 and 30. His 103 Beyer Speed Figure was a career best. The win boosted his record to 15-9-2-2, with earnings of $417,505, all but $5,335 for Hollendorfer. The trainer purchased him privately from Salvador Narajano, who claimed him from his first start, a victory in a $12,500 maiden claiming race. The Berkeley victor was bred by Kenneth and Janice Heidt and raised at their K&J Farm in Arlington, Washington. The couple breed mainly to sell and, as Janice Heidt noted, “We’ve been concentrating on Cal-breds because of the nice awards program. We’re pushing 80 so have scaled back a bit but we’re still active.” They currently have two mares, including Clarify, dam of last year’s $61,500 Robert Dupret Derby winner Tribal Tribute, a horse they own. Heidt said she turned down some nice offers for “Hitter” as a yearling but he was entered in the claimer because an unattractive knee was thought enough to dissuade buyers. “No sense crying over spilled milk,” she says, “and we love to cheer him on nonetheless.” Summer Hit’s multiple stakesproducing dam Mia F Eighteen, a four-time winner by Tough Knight, was sold privately with her Salt Lake colt in 2010.

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It’s A Cal-Bred Finale At Hollywood Park

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A prolific winner and a pair of juveniles scoring the second black-type wins of their young careers provided a California-bred sweep of the final three non-graded stakes races ever run on the main track at Betfair Hollywood Park during its 75-year history from June 10, 1938 to Dec. 22, 2013. Cal-breds also provided the bookends for these landmark race days with Valley Lass and Woodman’s Luck respectively winning the first and last races ever contested at the Inglewood location. Playa-ing With The Opposition In a gate-to-wire, 1 1/4-length win over Judy In Disguise (GB) in the fourth edition of the $100,250 Playa Del Rey Stakes on Dec. 15, the 3-5 favorite Teddy’s Promise collected her 11th victory of a four-season, 28race career that so far also includes four seconds, two thirds and $882,397 in earnings. Ahead by as many as 3 1/2 lengths, the five-year-old Salt Lake mare toyed with her five opponents while setting fractions of :22.55, :45.21 and :57.05 before posting a final time of 1:09.66 in this six-furlong test for fillies and mares three-year-old and up on the all-weather Cushion Track surface. The first horse ever bred by her owners Ted and Judy Nichols, Teddy’s Promise is the third foal out of 14-yearold Braids and Beads, by Capote. Her seven lifetime stakes wins from December of 2011 to the present day now include the 2011 La Brea Stakes (grade I) and 2013 Santa Monica Stakes (grade II) on the main dirt track at Santa Anita Park, as well as the 2012 and 2013 edition’s of Hollywood Park’s Time To Leave Stakes. Ridden by Victor Espinoza in her last nine trips to post, Teddy’s Promise was trained by David Hofmans for her first eight starts before Ron Ellis saddled her up for the first time in July of 2011. Her conditioner commented

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after the Play Del Rey that, “I would imagine the Santa Monica will be her swan song and then she’s going to be bred to Smart Strike. We’re sorry to lose her. She’s been a great mare for us.” Should Teddy’s Promise end up winning that grade II, $200,000 race at Santa Anita on Jan. 25, the 2011 California Champion Three-Year-Old Female would become the 60th Cal-bred millionaire ever. A Record That Will Stand The $200,250 Soviet Problem Stakes for runners bred or sired in California was won by Larry and Marianne Williams’ homebred filly Swiss Lake Yodeler who justified her 4-5 favoritism by rallying from a stalking position to wear down front-runner Rovenna, a 23-1 longshot, in deep stretch on Dec. 21. With a one-length victory in 1:23.90 for seven furlongs, she improved her record to $235,600 earned from three wins, including the $200,500 Golden State Juvenile Fillies Stakes on the dirt at Santa Anita on Nov. 1, and a runner-up finish in four starts. Swiss Lake Yodeler’s other win came on her racing debut in a four-furlong maiden claiming race at Santa Rosa on Sept. 6, when she went gate-to-wire in her only trip to post for Michael Pender. By Swiss Yodeler, a resident of Lovacres Ranch in Warner Springs, she is the eighth foal out of 14-year-old Domasco Lake, a Meadowlake half-sister to the dam of group I winner Our New Recruit whose nine other offspring from 2004 to 2013 include five additional winners. Ridden for the first time by Rafael Bejarano, Swiss Lake Yodeler’s win in the nine-strong field was extra speContinued on page 56

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cial for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer as it helped him eclipse the record of six stakes victories at a Hollywood Park fall meet set by fellow Hall of Famer Charlie Whittingham in 1984. “(Whitttingham) has been an idol of mine from the very beginning,” said Hollendorfer. “When I came to the racetrack, everybody in the world knew his name. I’m pleased to break any record he ever held. I’m very humble and very grateful. Considering this is the end makes me sad, but I’ve had a lot of good luck here and won a lot of good races. I’m going to be sorry to see Hollywood Park go.” The Golden State Touch Bred and owned in the Golden State by Martin Perry and Steve Coburn, California Chrome became the final stakes winner in the history of Hollywood Park when he won the $200,500 King Glorious Stakes on Dec. 22. As the 2-1 favorite, the chestnut colt stalked nine fellow Cal-breds before racing away to a 6 1/4-length win over Life Is a Joy in 1:22.12 for the seven-furlong trip on the main track. The first of two foals by Lucky Pul-

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pit out of eight-year-old Love the Chase, a winning daughter of Not For Love, California Chrome was foaled at the home of his sire, Harris Farms, also where Swiss Lake Yodeler was born. Ridden by Victor Espinoza for the first time, the Art Sherman trainee elevated his bankroll to $214,850 from a 7-3-1-0 record. After sandwiching a May 17 maiden win between two other starts in Inglewood through June, he won the $100,250 Graduation Stakes going 5 1/2 furlongs on the all-weather Polytrack surface at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on July 31. California Chrome then finished sixth in both the Sept. 4 Del Mar Futurity (grade I) and Santa Anita’s $200,250 Golden State Juvenile Stakes on Nov. 1. “It’s fun to win the last stakes race here,” said Espinoza. “When I moved to California, this is where I won my first race.” Sherman added, “It brings back a lot of memories for me. It’s a special thing to be able to win here at Hollywood Park. I started here as a young kid. Rode my first race here when I was 18 (in 1955). Going back through the years, we had a lot of fun here with the big crowds and great horses. It’s fitting for me, but I feel very sad.”

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Horses And Humans Star In Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show Finale

Article & Photos by MARCIE HEACOX Horses and humans shared the stage as the Thor- multimillionaire Sarafan. Grade I winner Kinsale King was oughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS) presented by scratched from the Calcutta to rest after winning several Siegel-CARMA concluded its inaugural classes earlier in the day in his hunterseries on Dec. 14-15 at the Los Angeles jumper debut. Equestrian Center in Burbank. More than 80 horses competed in a A new Trainer & Jockey Calcutta was wide variety of classes throughout the the highlight and helped bridge the gap weekend. One of the big winners was Calbetween the racehorse and sporthorse bred gelding Even At Last, who won the worlds. About 200 people, many of them last round of the $1,500 Santa Anita Park at their first horse show, came to watch as Jumper Stakes for owner and rider Amber trainers, jockeys and ex-jockeys tried Newsom. He also showed his Western their hand at jumping. Some were once chops in winning both barrel racing classes professional riders, while others couldn’t and the extreme trail challenge. A true tell you the difference between a crossrail renaissance horse, he’s also participated in and an oxer, but the atmosphere was suppole bending and cross country, and has fox portive of everyone in the spirit of raising hunting at the top of his to-do list. awareness of off-track Thoroughbreds He finished ninth and fourth in two (OTTBs). career starts in Northern California before “I think that’s truly the essence of our one of Newsom’s friends acquired him off show,” said TCHS creator and event the track in 2005. “He’s just been my backGeorgie Boy and Emily Mode director Nicole Schwartz. “The riders are yard, fun, trail pony that I love,” Newsom cheering each other on the entire weekend.” said. “I think he’s a loyal friend in life and Like a race, spectators were able to will do anything I put in front of him.” place a bet on any of the four, four-rider Among hunter-jumpers, “Ferdinand” teams, and winners split the pool 50-50 won the final round of the $1,500 Hess with CARMA, the California RetireEquine Hunter Derby for owner Sara Grament Management Account that raises ham and rider Shauna Pennell-Wilson. funds for retired racehorses. Pennell-Wilson also rode Patsy Van The winning team consisted of trainers Dyke’s Cal-bred gelding Liberian Janet Armstrong aboard Audible, Matt Freighter to a third-place ribbon. On the Chew aboard “Seabiscuit” star Fighting track, he was a multiple graded stakes Furrari, Kristin Mulhall aboard Schiller winner for an ownership group that Steve and John Sadler aboard Why So included the California Horse Racing Serious. Among the other riders were Board’s (CHRB’s) newly appointed jockeys Edwin Maldonado and Chantal chairman, Chuck Winner. Liberian Sutherland and trainers Adam KitchingFreighter won several classes in the first man and Carl O'Callaghan. TCHS round, his horse show debut. Though he wasn’t on the top team, “Lin’s Rose” was the champion of the California-bred gelding Georgie Boy disfinal round of the $1,500 Schroeder Farms played some of the speed that made him a English & Western Dressage Challenge. grade I winner and the 2007 California Angie Krylo was the winning owner, and Champion Two-Year-Old Male as he posted Aimee Zabst the winning rider. one of the fastest rounds with trainer Schwartz said she was thrilled with Georgie Boy and John Sadler Emily Mode up. He also competed in five how the first TCHS series went, and is hunter-jumper classes earlier in the day for owner Pam already looking forward to next year. “I think we made Gomez and rider Amanda Gomez. significant headway with building awareness of the ThorOther Cal-breds in the Calcutta included Diplo and oughbreds, providing an arena for them to compete and Simply Sublime. The field also boasted grade I-winning demonstrate their versatility,” she said.

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Unusual Heat—Winning in Style, by Silveyville • Fee: $15,000-LIVE FOAL 2011 Eclipse Award Champion Older Male California Horse Of The Year California Champion Older Horse And Champion Grass Horse Millionaire and multiple GI winner, including the Pacific Classic Stakes, Charles Whittingham Memorial H. (3 times) and the Eddie Read Stakes (twice). GII wins include the Jim Murray H. (twice) and Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship. Leading Money-Earner with Lifetime Earnings of $1,958,084. Son of five-time California Champion sire UNUSUAL HEAT.

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

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

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

Danzig—Words of War, by Lord At War (Arg) • FEE: $5,000-LIVE FOAL Consistently Ranked Among The Leading Sires In California Average Earnings Per Starter $60,000 and an Average Earnings Index (AEI) of 1.60. Sire of: NORVSKY ($616,444), winner of both the $150,000 SAN GABRIEL STAKES (G2) and $100,000 CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ HANDICAP in 2012; LINDZ WINZ ($252,868), winner of the $100,000 IRISH O’BRIEN STAKES in 2012; Grade 3-placed multiple stakes winner EXCESSIVE PASSION ($166,943); CELEBRITY STATUS ($84,619) NTRA Stakes and stakes-placed Master Chef ($367,668). Inquiries to Patsy Berumen • 461 N. Piedra Road, Sanger, California 93657 (909) 947-3911 • FAX (909) 947-7368 • patsy@oldenglishrancho.com www.thoroughbredinfo.com/showcase/oer.htm


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Apple Valley: The Height Of Fame

by JACKIE BARNES Over the years, well-known movies stars involved in horse racing have played a huge role in shaping the history of the sport in California. Such greats as Bing Crosby and Pat O’ Brien, founders of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, and other famous names such as Betty Grable and her husband Harry James, Desi Arnaz, Ronald Regan and MGM Studio owner Louis B. Mayer have contributed greatly to the sport of kings. In 1937, actress Barbara Stanwyck, her agent Zeppo Marx and Harry S. Hart purchased 130 acres of general crop land in the San Fernando Valley. Stanwyck and Marx each built residences on the property. Barns, paddocks, employee housing, crop fields and a six-furlong training track adjoined the homes. The venture was short-lived when Stanwyck sold her share of the property after marrying Robert Taylor in 1939. Following numerous transactions over the next few years, the ranchland was sold to businessman John H. Ryan in 1943. Ryan, along with his wife Annette, renamed it Northridge Farms and also restarted its breeding operations, housing up to 11 stallions, including the five-time leading California sire Alibhai (GB), Reading II (Aus) and Lucky Mel. Apple Valley, a homebred by Eiffel Tower out of the multiple stakes-placed, seven-time winner Blue Alibi, an Alibhai full sister to 1945 stakes winner Style Prince, was foaled on Feb. 19, 1950. The bay colt, a half-brother to Reading II’s Blue Reading who ended up winning 11 stakes races from 1949 to 1953, was a clumsy awkward sort but always displayed a lot of energy in his paddock.

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Unraced at two, Apple Valley made his debut in Annette Ryan’s silks at Tanforan on May 6, 1953. With Bill Shoemaker aboard, the R. H. “Red” McDaniel trainee scored a gate-to-wire head victory over Sir Lark in a field of 12 California-bred maidens. In the 11th start of his 13-race sophomore season, Apple Valley won the $16,750 Del Mar Derby Handicap at 1 1/8 miles on Aug. 22, defeating the stakes-winning filly Smart Barbara with the 1953 Santa Anita Derby winner Chanlea finishing third. After a series of setbacks, he returned to Santa Anita Park at four to win a six-furlong allowance event on Jan. 23, as a prep race for the Santa Anita Maturity. One week later, a field of nine went to post for the seventh running of the $161,400 Santa Anita Maturity at the classic 1 1/4-mile distance. The race, later renamed the Charles H. Strub Stakes, was then the richest race in the world for four-year-olds. Apple Valley, with jockey Merlin Volzke, went off at generous odds of almost 10-1, and coasted over a heavy track to an easy gate-to-wire, four-length victory over By Zeus and Cerise Reine, both stakes winners earlier that month. The Ryan homebred did not race at five and only finished third once in seven starts at six. He was retired to stud at Northridge Farms where he stood for two seasons. He was relocated to Hill Top Farm in Oregon in 1962. Blue Alibi, who was from her sire’s first crop of 1942, produced a total of seven foals, six of whom raced and won, including another stakes winner in Alibi Blue and stakes-placed Bold Reading. Her full brother Style Prince won the $13,755 Haggin Stakes and also set a new track record of :58 3/5 for five furlongs at Santa Anita while defeating the legendary Cal-bred filly Honeymoon. These two Thoroughbreds established the Ryans as the first to breed a stakes winner by Alibhai and the first to own a stakes-producing mare by him. Northridge Farms continued until 1956, when John Ryan was forced to disperse his holdings due to bad health. He died in 1960. By then, residential developers had already begun subdivision and construction of the land. Today the area is now known as The Oakridge Estate and is a beautiful place. The story of Apple Valley, along with his owners the Ryans, is truly fascinating. Everyone involved from the beginning to present day have enriched all of us with this unique piece of history.

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Use Of DMSO In Horses Down On The Farm

by HEATHER SMITH THOMAS Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) has been used by many veterinarians and horsemen for several decades and has been called a wonder drug. It has proved beneficial for both internal (by intravenous administration) and external use, for reducing pain, swelling and inflammation. Dr. Marlin C. Baker, an equine veterinarian in Weatherford, Texas, says he uses it frequently in his practice, and it is often administered intravenously. “It is especially helpful for horses who acutely show any kind of head trauma or spinal cord trauma. The DMSO does two things; it reduces inflammation and, since it is hydrophilic, it also draws moisture from the tissues, reducing edema and swelling in the meninges or spinal cord, or any other tissues,” he explains. “We recently administered DMSO to a newborn foal who had neonatal hypoxia (shortage of oxygen) due to premature placental separation. Immediately after birth, the foal showed marked central nervous system signs—paddling with its feet and throwing its head around—and had very labored respiration,” says Baker. “I generally use about 20 cc’s of 90 percent DMSO in these situations. In that particular foal we ran 20 cc’s and diluted it out to 250 cc’s with just saline. In an adult horse, I would generally run 200 cc’s and dilute it out into three liters of lactated ringers or saline solution,” he says. The foal responded very well to the DMSO, corticosteroids and a small dose of Valium. “We also gave him oxygen therapy, but I strongly feel that DMSO was a large part of

A leg injury being wrapped with DMSO and furacin to help reduce swelling and inflammation.

what helped this foal. We also use it in other situations in which a foal might be hypoxic—red bag foals (the placenta detaching and coming through the birth canal ahead of the foal)—or any foal that has been short on oxygen at birth. Some of these respond very well to treatment with DMSO, but if the brain has been deprived of oxygen too long, over the next three or four days you might see some deterioration in nervous system signs even though the response was good at first,” he explains. “DMSO is very beneficial in acute central nervous system problems. It is especially helpful for head injuries, such as when a horse flips over backward or runs into a fence, or appears to be uncoordinated and disoriented,” he says. It can be used in conjunction with other drugs in horses with high fevers, such as encephalitis, equine encephalomyelitis, West Nile, etc. “You have to control the fever itself by using butazolidone or the old dipyrone which you can get compounded now, but the DMSO helps reduce the inflammation. A few years ago we had quite a few cases of West Nile encephalitis and we used DMSO as well as the hyper-immunized plasma to treat these,” says Baker. DMSO is also helpful in treating acute pulmonary problems. “I feel it is beneficial in respiratory disease because it reduces inflammation and draws some of the fluid/edema out of the lungs. I am not positive about this, but I feel it almost acts as an expectorant, helping the animal breathe easier. Along with it, we use Banamine or some kind of corticosteroid (to also reduce swelling and inflammation) and sometimes it’s hard to tell which one is doing the most good, but they seem to work well together to gain a better response,” he explains. If a horse is acutely tied up, with muscles cramping, Baker uses DMSO intravenously to help reduce the inflammation and edema. “By giving it IV, with fluids, it also helps the horse urinate more,” he says. This helps the horse flush out and excrete the breakdown products from the muscles, because blood circulation to the muscles has also been increased. Baker uses DMSO intravenously more than he uses it topically. “Some horses with thin skin tend to be irritated by it, especially if it is used by itself. I use it more often mixed with furacin as a sweat, to try to reduce edema in the lower legs,” he says. DMSO has been used in veterinary medicine for a long time, since the 1960s. “It’s one of the old drugs that probably doesn’t have much scientific study behind it, but a lot Continued on page 70

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to this extent, and it does help liquefy a lot of the heavy, purulent material that is often found in the gutteral pouch,” says Baker.

Down On The Farm Cont’d. of veterinarians use it frequently because it seems to help in many situations,” he says. In earlier years, there was some controversy regarding its use and safety, but it worked so well that many people used it anyway. “It’s actually a solvent that was first used in the wood and paper industry,” says Baker. It is a by-product of the wood industry and has been used as a commercial solvent since 1953. DMSO is a colorless-to-slightly-straw-colored liquid (though it is also available now in gel form) that is slightly syrupy and leaves an after-taste like oysters or garlic, with an odor somewhat like rotten onions. If you get it on your hands, you can immediately taste and smell it. Just breathing the air in a closed area where DMSO has been used can produce this taste in your mouth. “You can go into the hospital barn and immediately you can tell if there’s been a serious colic case or a horse who’s tied up, because you can smell it. It is excreted through the lungs and is easy to smell on the horse’s breath,” he says. “Some people use it orally, but I’ve never used it that way. It can be irritating to the skin, so I haven’t seen the advantage of using it orally in horses. But I do use it to flush out gutteral pouches. I use 10 to 15 cc’s of DMSO and 20 cc’s of furacin, plus corticosteroids and a little bit of saline for this flushing. I don’t think it is irritating, when it’s diluted

The Solvent That Becme A Medical Drug Many things dissolve in water, but DMSO dissolves substances that won’t dissolve in water (including water itself), and has the ability to break them down to where they can be carried through cell walls within the body. Thus DMSO can act as a carrier, to take other drugs and medications through the skin or other membranes (such as into the lungs from the blood stream) and get those drugs where they need to be for maximum benefit. DMSO was first identified in 1866, in Russia by Dr. Alexander Saytzeff, who observed its strange taste and its ability to penetrate most surfaces. It was “rediscovered” in the 1950s by Robert Herschler, a chemist working for a paper-processing company, and also by Dr. Stanley Jacob, a surgeon at Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Jacob was head of the organ transplant program there, and was investigating DMSO’s properties as a preservative for organs. He discovered its ability to penetrate the skin without damaging it, and began his own studies and investigations of DMSO. From this beginning it quickly gained many uses in human and veterinary medicine.

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The ballots for this year’s election of five members to the Board of Directors of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) were sent out to members last month. Only CTBA members whose 2014 dues have been paid are eligible to vote, and those elected

will serve from this year through 2016. 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.

JOHN BARR John Barr has been an owner/ breeder in California for over 40 years and races under the nom de course of Oakcrest Stable. He is the President and Director of the Oak Tree Racing Association, has served on the Board of Stewards of The Jockey Club, served for five years on the Board of Directors of Breeders’ Cup Ltd. and is a Past President of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA). He also serves on the Board of Directors and is the Treasurer of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Birthplace Foundation in Yorba Linda, California. He resides with his wife Betty in Orange, California. “It has been my honor and a pleasure to serve on the Board of Directors of the CTBA during the past 18 years, and if the members see fit to return me for another term on the board, I’ll continue to put forth my best efforts and enthusiasm to carry out the overall mandate and mission of this very important organizational part of the California Thoroughbred industry. There is little doubt but what the industry continues facing considerable challenges not only here in California but across the nation. California is and always has been a bit of an island, geographically in the national scene but the weather and wonderful venues have attracted fans and bettors alike for many years. All of this points out the ever increasing value of California-breds to our industry. Cal-breds now make up nearly 60 percent of the field sizes at every track. If elected, I will continue to explore every opportunity to reward owners and breeders alike, so as to make a continued investment in California, a viable business and a pleasurable venture. I have served in virtually every position on the board and am currently serving as the Treasurer of the organization. I feel comfortable that we have done good work for our members as well as the breeders at large, but we can always do more and that is the challenge that lies ahead as our industry continues to evolve.”

20 years in Ontario, Kentucky and California, both to sell and to race. While in Ontario, he served on the board of the Thoroughbred retirement foundation LONGRUN and has worked to find second careers for scores of ex-racehorses. In 2006, he moved to California to train at San Luis Rey Downs and will return there when it reopens in February. He also oversees Paul Reddam's breeding operation at Vessels Stallion Farm, which includes the leading sire Square Eddie and more than 30 mares. “The foal crop in California has halved since I first moved here but I believe that the work done by the CTBA to boost rewards for California-breds has helped to stabilize those numbers. The challenge is to create an environment in which the breeding industry can flourish. Being an owner and trainer, as well as a breeder, I am well aware of the obstacles faced by all groups. I look forward to working towards a stronger breeding industry in California.”

EDWARD FREEMAN Edward Freeman was born in England and raised in a racing family. By a circuitous route, which included a civil engineering degree, he started training in Toronto in 1990. He has bred horses in partnership for more than

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SUE GREENE Sue Greene has been involved with Thoroughbred racehorses since 1969, and with 30-plus years of hands-on experience she has cultivated an extensive knowledge of racehorses and the management of breeding farms. Sue is also a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, with a Degree in Animal Science. Sue was involved with the development of three farms. During this time, Sue bred, foaled, owned and/or raised several California stakes horses; Haveasilverbullet, Yerevan Star, Autism Awareness and Gary John, to name a few. She was also part of breeding and raising the 2006/2007 Valkyr Trophy winner Mistical Plan, Cal-bred millionaire Somethinaboutlaura and dual graded stakes winner Autism Awareness. She currently owns and manages Woodbridge Farm in Oakdale, California. “It has been my honor to have served on the CTBA’s Board of Directors for the last several years. I have strived hard to keep in contact with constituents during my time on the board. I have visited farms, gathered suggestions and ideas and helped see them come to fruition. I am very proud of our new website and look forward to more changes to help promote the breeding Continued on page 76

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CTBA Directors Election Cont’d. industry in California. During my Presidency of the past three years, we launched the new $5.3-million Golden State Series of stakes races which compliments the Maiden Bonus Program. Our industry faces some serious challenges with downsizing, short fields and the closure of Hollywood Park. I have worked closely with other industry leaders to help keep our breeder program, incentive awards and sale intact. I work closely with our lobbyist in Sacramento regarding Legislation that will have a strong impact on horse racing. We have introduced numerous Legislators to horse racing and gained many new friends in Sacramento through farm visits as well as visiting tracks to observe racing first-hand. If reelected, I plan to continue to be a voice for California-breds in the breeding shed, at the track and at sales. I will continue to work passionately with our lobbyist to help secure a license for Internet Poker. I plan to continue to promote the benefits of owning, breeding, racing and selling Cal-breds. I will strive to find new paths to help bring fresh faces into our game. I would be honored to continue serving the Cal-bred community both at the breeding farms as well as at the race tracks. It does pay to own a Cal-bred!”

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important, but perhaps somewhat less obvious, is our need, as farm owners and breeders, to become more involved within our communities. We need to remember that the folks outside our industry have no idea who we are and how we manage our breeding and racing businesses. We need to attend local meetings, become involved, let them know we are not strangers. I think the old axiom ‘It’s hard to kill someone you know’ fits well in our current situation. None of us want to see our horses mistreated and abused. We would all love to see our horses go on to great second careers. We need to continue to embrace the second career opportunities available to our horses. Serving on the Board of Directors of the breeders association is a gratis position that requires a serious commitment in time and energy. I have always been very serious about the commitment I have made to my peers in this industry. In my 16 years on this board, I think I have only missed two meetings. I have been actively involved in every discussion and decision that has been made during this period of time. I would like to continue to represent our California breeders in the future. My goal from the beginning of my board membership has been to always take time to help the neophyte breeder and share helpful information with our seasoned folks. I would appreciate your vote and any ideas you might want me to bring to the attention of our board.” JANE JOHNSON

LEIGH ANN HOWARD Leigh Ann Howard became a member of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) in 1968, when she was working at Rancho Jonata (Dr. James Buell) and purchased her first mare. Since then, she has been active in every phase of the industry. In addition to being on the CTBA’s Board of Directors for 16 years, and its President for three years, she is currently active on the boards of the California Thoroughbred Farm Managers Association (CTFMA) and Edwin Gregson Foundation, and several other non-industry boards. She and her late husband, Gene Cunningham, have been involved with all facets of the Thoroughbred industry since the mid-1960s. Gene’s involvement was in shipping, racing and auction sales; Leigh Ann’s in the breeding, sale consignments, breaking, training and racing side of the industry. Her areas of interest on the CTBA board have included the following: keeping the incentive program intact; educational meetings and seminars; activities leading toward more membership camaraderie; better intra-industry communication; and simply helping people enjoy their horses. “Thanks to our breeders association working with the various racing associations there are now more wonderful opportunities to make money racing California-breds than at any previous time. To keep this momentum going, we need to supply the tracks with better and better Cal-breds. We need to focus on breeding quality rather than quantity. With this focus we will see a dramatic rise in demand for good Cal-breds at the sales. This is all positive! I have always been a strong advocate of better communication among the various associations that run our industry. Our General Manager, Doug Burge, has done a superb job becoming part of the leadership in California’s Thoroughbred racing community. Just as 76 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED • JANUARY 2014

Jane Johnson, a member of the CTBA since 1979, is the co-owner, along with her husband Myron, of Rivendell Ranch in Fresno. She has had a lifelong love of Thoroughbreds, starting with a high school term paper on the California Thoroughbred industry and spending her spare time hanging around El Peco Ranch in her home town of Madera. Jane expanded her interest in Thoroughbreds as a hunter-jumper trainer in the 1970s, and bred Rivendell’s first Thoroughbred for racing in 1979. A keen interest in pedigrees and mating has helped produce many stakes winners for clients including Lady Bee There, Agent of Fortune, Pass the Heat and the California Champion Sprinter, Go Go. Jane often reminds herself that being so closely involved in the Thoroughbred industry has truly fulfilled her lifelong dream. “Thoroughbred racing in California is at a crossroads. With the closing of Hollywood Park we must gather together with an affiliated industry groups to maintain and expand racing in California. Fortunately, we are banding together as one to support the growing interest in Internet wagering, and we must continue to speak as one voice in all other aspects of our sport. There are several tentative steps being discussed to improve our prospects: These may include track expansions and extended meets, all which will enhance the possibility of offering more Thoroughbred racing to the wagering public. Here are some specifics: We need improvement of purses in Northern California. Even though more than half of California’s foal crops are from the north, we need more support from Northern California racing venues, particularly in the Golden State Series and by way of better Cal-bred offerings in both maiden and overnight races. In my service as a Director of our fine organization, I have worked hard for our industry and my fellow members. I would sincerely appreciate your continued support.” www.ctba.com


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I. A $17,500 bonus will be made available for owners of registered California-Bred or California-Sired maidens in Maiden Special Weight races in Southern California; and a $10,000 bonus for owners of registered California-Bred or California-Sired maidens in Maiden Special Weight races in Northern California and at all Fair meetings throughout the state. Only races at 4 1/2 furlongs or longer will qualify. II. Significant eligibility changes for California-breds.

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Leading Sires in California

Leading Sires by Number of Races Won

Leading Sires by Money Won Rank Sire Runners Starts 1. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . 123 741 2. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 1122 3. Eddington‡ . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 825 4. Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . 120 888 5. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 809 6. Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 835 7. Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 577 8. Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 688 9. Southern Image . . . . . . . . . . 85 637 10. Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . 62 441 11. Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 319 12. Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 511 13. Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . 57 322 14. Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 389 15. Unbridled Energy# . . . . . . . 93 597 16. Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . 88 606 17. Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . 83 468 18. In Excess (Ire)* . . . . . . . . . . . 86 537 19. Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 234 20. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 282 21. Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 469 22. Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 351 23. Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 166 24. Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 281 25. Affirmative . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 185 26. Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 230 27. Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . 30 181 28. Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 426 29. Awesome Gambler . . . . . . 43 282 30. Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 225 31. Perfect Mandate* . . . . . . . . . 35 220 32 Popular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 223 33. Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . 73 454 34. Cee’s Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 223 35. Prime Timber‡ . . . . . . . . . . . 33 276 36. Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 76 37. Tannersmyman . . . . . . . . . . . 43 284 38. High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 306 39. Freespool† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 281 40. Don’tsellmeshort . . . . . . . . . 30 220 41. Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 70 42. Square Eddie . . . . . . . . . . . 13 39 43. Dixie Chatter . . . . . . . . . . . 26 74 44. Grey Memo . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 170 45. Peppered Cat . . . . . . . . . . . .19 160 46. Stormy Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 255 47. Ten Most Wanted* . . . . . . . 34 203 48. Momentum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 229 49. Lightnin N Thunder‡ . . . . . 21 214 50. Silic (Fr)* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 143

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Races Won 109 184 121 161 117 122 95 109 104 54 40 57 42 72 81 81 65 78 39 34 46 70 38 45 22 36 35 41 21 24 39 29 41 33 29 13 43 36 47 24 17 7 15 24 22 35 14 27 24 16

Earnings $4,644,720 4,497,577 3,575,927 3,327,062 2,789,179 2,476,748 2,258,044 1,977,140 1,898,362 1,697,766 1,570,200 1,568,622 1,377,507 1,283,310 1,270,489 1,183,772 1,141,070 1,135,813 1,100,755 1,025,466 1,013,519 922,178 818,735 780,172 765,056 731,358 687,675 633,026 624,107 590,264 552,600 499,761 497,195 496,118 488,562 425,621 413,262 412,714 412,630 400,521 399,409 396,755 382,025 381,970 381,362 377,528 358,491 357,112 328,495 323,174

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

Runners

Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . 120 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Eddington‡ . . . . . . . . . . .128 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . 123 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . .102 Southern Image . . . . . . . . 85 Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . .104 Unbridled Energy# . . . . . .93 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . 88 In Excess (Ire)* . . . . . . . . . 86 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . 83 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Good Journey . . . . . . . . . 62 Freespool† . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . 72 Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Starts 1122 888 835 825 809 741 688 637 577 597 606 537 389 351 468 511 441 281 469 281

Races Won 184 161 122 121 117 109 109 104 95 81 81 78 72 70 65 57 54 47 46 45

Earnings $4,497,577 3,327,062 2,476,748 3,575,927 2,789,179 4,644,720 1,977,140 1,898,362 2,258,044 1,270,489 1,183,772 1,135,813 1,283,310 922,178 1,141,070 1,568,622 1,697,766 412,630 1,013,519 780,172

Leading Sires by Average Earnings Per Runner (Minimum 10 Runners) Rank Sire Runners 1. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . 123 2. Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 3. Square Eddie . . . . . . . . . . . 13 4. Eddington‡ . . . . . . . . . . . .128 5. Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . .120 6. Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . 62 7. Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 8. Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 9. Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 10. Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 11. Affirmative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 12. Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . 57 13. Birdonthewire . . . . . . . . . . .13 14. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . .116 15. Desert Code . . . . . . . . . . . 10 16. Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . .30 17. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 18. Southern Image . . . . . . . . . .85 19. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 20. Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59

Races Won 109 40 7 121 161 54 17 13 39 38 22 42 5 117 4 35 184 104 34 72

Earnings $4,644,720 1,570,200 396,755 3,575,927 3,327,062 1,697,766 399,409 425,621 1,100,755 818,735 765,056 1,377,507 313,060 2,789,179 229,871 687,675 4,497,577 1,898,362 1,025,466 1,283,310

Average Earnings/ Runner $37,762 31,404 30,520 27,937 27,726 27,383 26,627 26,601 26,208 25,585 25,502 24,167 24,082 24,045 22,987 22,923 22,376 22,334 22,293 21,751

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Leading Sires by Number of Winners Rank Sire Runners 1. Tribal Rule ........................ 201 2. Eddington‡....................... 128 3. Ministers Wild Cat............ 120 4. Kafwain .............................120 5. Benchmark....................... 116 6. Unusual Heat ................... 123 Old Topper ........................102 8. Southern Image.................. 85 9. Bertrando† ....................... 104 Unbridled Energy# ............. 93 11. In Excess (Ire)*................... 86 12. Swiss Yodeler.................... 88 13. Decarchy ............................ 93 Marino Marini ..................... 83 15. Salt Lake* ...........................59 16. Rocky Bar .......................... 58 17. Heatseeker (Ire) ................. 57 18. Good Journey ................... 62 Terrell.................................. 58 20. Stormin Fever..................... 72

Races Won 184 121 161 122 117 109 109 104 95 81 78 81 57 65 72 70 42 54 41 46

(Minimum 100 Starts Lifetime) Earnings $4,497,577 3,575,927 3,327,062 2,476,748 2,789,179 4,644,720 1,977,140 1,898,362 2,258,044 1,270,489 1,135,813 1,183,772 1,568,622 1,141,070 1,283,310 922,178 1,377,507 1,697,766 633,026 1,013,519

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Races Runners Starts Winners Won

Unusual Heat ............ 89 Tribal Rule ................ 69 Good Journey ........... 37 Tizbud ........................ 27 Heatseeker (Ire)...........35 Decarchy.................. 47 Ministers Wild Cat.... 29 Benchmark............... 31 Eddington‡ ............... 54 Bertrando†................ 36 Atticus....................... 21 Old Topper ..................24 Suances (GB) ............. 13 In Excess (Ire)* ........... 24 Kafwain ..................... 30 Affirmative...................18 Vronsky ..................... 21 Southern Image ........ 27 Popular ..................... 10 Globalize ................... 14

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39 14 14 9 16 11 13 9 12 8 8 5 6 5 5 6 3 7 1 3

65 18 20 14 19 11 18 12 15 10 13 10 12 9 6 7 4 7 3 3

Earnings $3,145,798 1,296,464 899,808 808,605 782,509 593,598 512,920 487,955 478,592 429,807 413,087 394,784 339,262 319,578 315,630 307,742 280,448 258,683 239,216 227,383

Leading Sires by Median Earnings Per Runner

Leading Sires by Average Earnings Per Start

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

Winners 103 80 79 69 65 63 63 55 50 50 46 45 41 41 37 33 31 29 29 28

Leading Sires by Turf Earnings

Runners

Anziyan Royalty .............. 13 Unusual Heat ................. 123 Cyclotron ......................... 15 Southern Image .............. 85 Trapper ............................ 13 Heatseeker (Ire)................ 57 Lucky Pulpit .................... 46 Atticus.............................. 43 Western Fame* ............... 14 Good Journey.................. 62 Lightnin N Thunder‡ ....... 21 Cindago*......................... 32 Ministers Wild Cat ......... 120 Bushwacker .................. 18 Birdonthewire .................. 13 Awesome Spirit................ 10 Kafwain.......................... 120 Salt Lake*........................ 59 Iron Cat ............................ 22 Eddington‡ .....................128

Races Won 13 109 17 104 16 42 34 45 26 54 24 38 161 9 5 8 122 72 27 121

Median Earnings/ Earnings Runner $272,258 4,644,720 399,409 1,898,362 184,765 1,377,507 1,025,466 780,172 290,710 1,697,766 328,495 818,735 3,327,062 226,661 313,060 153,607 2,476,748 1,283,310 318,146 3,575,927

$17,060 14,734 14,680 14,030 13,699 13,606 12,640 12,630 12,599 12,369 11,694 11,684 11,641 11,610 11,605 11,410 10,936 10,867 10,812 10,650

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 ................ 123 Cindago* ......................... 32 Tizbud ............................ 50 Vronsky ........................... 42 Eddington‡.................... 128 Heatseeker (Ire) ............. 57 Affirmative ..................... 30 Tribal Rule ..................... 201 Bertrando† .................... 104 Good Journey ................ 62 Suances (GB) ................ 30 Ministers Wild Cat......... 120 Lucky Pulpit ................... 46 Benchmark.................... 116 Salt Lake* ....................... 59 Game Plan ...................... 38 Decarchy ....................... 93 Southern Image ............. 85 Kafwain ......................... 120 Old Topper .................... 102

Starts 741 166 319 234 825 322 185 1,122 577 441 181 888 282 809 389 230 511 637 835 688

Earnings

Average Earnings/ Start

$4,644,720 818,735 1,570,200 1,100,755 3,575,927 1,377,507 765,056 4,497,577 2,258,044 1,697,766 687,675 3,327,062 1,025,466 2,789,179 1,283,310 731,358 1,568,622 1,898,362 2,476,748 1,977,140

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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 2013 but is standing in the state in 2014, a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2014 but will stand in the state in 2015 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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Average Earnings Index

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1. Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev 13 48 627 458-73% 326-52% 44-7% 43-7% 10-2% $41,168,350 2.13 1.27 2. Cee's Tizzy†, 1987, by Relaunch 21 35 733 522-71% 382-52% 59-8% 39-5% 9-1% $37,218,185 1.62 1.15 3. In Excess (Ire)*, 1987, by Siberian Express 18 55 986 733-74% 544-55% 117-12% 63-6% 11-1% $44,999,692 1.57 1.40 4. Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev 8 61 487 230-47% 132-27% 15-3% 8-2% 4-1% $11,180,760 1.53 1.02 5. Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig 6 19 114 63-55% 36-32% 6-5% 4-4% 1-1% $3,403,204 1.52 1.15 6. Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit 4 23 92 61-66% 47-51% 21-23% 4-4% 0-0% $3,287,563 1.49 1.26 7. Cindago*, 2003, by Indian Charlie 4 16 64 38-59% 29-45% 7-11% 2-3% 0-0% $1,696,706 1.46 1.39 8. Salt Lake*, 1989, by Deputy Minister 18 70 1,259 1,044-83% 840-67% 246-20% 77-6% 25-2% $62,457,737 1.41 1.40 9. Bertrando†, 1989, by Skywalker 17 61 1,043 788-76% 541-52% 122-12% 58-6% 14-1% $45,265,619 1.35 1.51 Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat 8 66 530 369-70% 251-47% 97-18% 34-6% 4-1% $19,307,941 1.34 1.17 11. One Man Army†, 1994, by Roman Diplomat 8 9 74 48-65% 32-43% 3-4% 4-5% 1-1% $2,655,690 1.30 0.93 12. Birdonthewire†, 1989, by Proud Birdie 16 16 263 191-73% 135-51% 39-15% 10-4% 1-0% $12,075,816 1.29 1.36 Eddington‡, 2001, by Unbridled 5 65 327 249-76% 185-57% 50-15% 5-2% 3-1% $12,155,110 1.29 1.59 14. Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar 12 57 685 518-76% 395-58% 103-15% 41-6% 10-1% $29,850,973 1.24 1.13 15. Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image 5 96 479 283-59% 181-38% 41-9% 6-1% 2-0% $12,594,037 1.22 1.32 Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat 11 62 679 495-73% 349-51% 110-16% 30-4% 12-2% $27,263,259 1.18 1.40 Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy 6 24 146 90-62% 53-36% 9-6% 4-3% 1-1% $3,552,243 1.18 0.93 18. Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest 3 31 94 62-66% 27-29% 12-13% 2-2% 1-1% $2,137,107 1.16 0.75 19. Affirmative, 1999, by Unbridled 6 14 86 44-51% 26-30% 4-5% 2-2% 0-0% $1,665,773 1.15 0.78 20. Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run 7 65 453 344-76% 253-56% 85-19% 21-5% 5-1% $15,672,187 1.14 1.28 21. Prime Timber‡, 1996, by Sultry Song 8 28 224 182-81% 144-64% 29-13% 5-2% 3-1% $9,587,805 1.11 1.25 22. Heatseeker (Ire), 2003, by Giant's Causeway 2 46 91 59-65% 36-40% 17-19% 2-2% 0-0% $1,792,919 1.10 1.54 Olympio*, 1988, by Naskra 18 29 517 403-78% 297-57% 61-12% 30-6% 4-1% $19,214,676 1.10 1.28 24. Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 5 48 242 196-81% 138-57% 34-14% 14-6% 2-1% $8,375,360 1.08 0.97 25. Robannier, 1991, by Batonnier 14 7 104 68-65% 40-38% 8-8% 3-3% 0-0% $3,000,440 1.07 1.03 26. Atticus, 1992, by Nureyev 13 34 445 332-75% 201-45% 39-9% 14-3% 5-1% $14,074,880 1.06 1.45 Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado 6 13 76 56-74% 43-57% 15-20% 2-3% 1-1% $2,709,417 1.06 0.95 28. Snow Chief*, 1983, by Reflected Glory 22 12 272 187-69% 114-42% 27-10% 9-3% 1-0% $5,693,338 1.05 1.29 29. High Brite*, 1984, by Best Turn 22 43 935 732-78% 594-64% 145-16% 46-5% 9-1% $36,278,897 1.03 1.17 Kelly Kip†, 1994, by Kipper Kelly 10 11 111 87-78% 73-66% 16-14% 2-2% 1-1% $4,384,431 1.03 1.02 Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (Ire) 6 17 102 77-75% 61-60% 22-22% 14-14% 1-1% $3,368,600 1.02 0.84 Suances (GB), 1997, by Most Welcome (GB) 6 18 110 55-50% 34-31% 4-4% 1-1% 0-0% $2,141,568 1.02 1.11 Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo 12 59 712 543-76% 385-54% 158-22% 28-4% 2-0% $25,702,062 1.02 1.08 Siberian Summer*, 1989, by Siberian Express 12 34 402 301-75% 211-52% 28-7% 14-3% 4-1% $12,805,612 1.01 0.88 Silic (Fr)*, 1995, by Sillery 9 18 159 118-74% 76-48% 11-7% 2-1% 1-1% $7,415,723 0.97 0.92 36. Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time 10 50 498 402-81% 312-63% 109-22% 22-4% 0-0% $17,861,203 0.96 0.86 37. Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View 7 43 298 207-69% 136-46% 38-13% 8-3% 1-0% $8,277,759 0.95 0.98 38. Lake George, 1992, by Vice Regent 14 12 162 103-64% 61-38% 10-6% 6-4% 1-1% $4,239,174 0.94 1.03 Unbridled Energy#, 2002, by Unbridled’s Song 4 52 206 138-67% 90-44% 20-10% 4-2% 0-0% $4,576,767 0.94 1.19 40. Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat 6 44 263 180-68% 127-48% 31-12% 7-3% 0-0% $6,686,822 0.91 1.00 Perfect Mandate*, 1996, by Gone West 10 30 298 170-57% 111-37% 18-6% 12-4% 0-0% $6,579,586 0.91 1.23 Western Fame*, 1992, by Gone West 12 24 289 190-66% 140-48% 45-16% 14-5% 0-0% $7,739,452 0.90 0.83 43. Lightnin N Thunder‡, 2001, by Storm Cat 7 25 178 130-73% 88-49% 28-16% 8-4% 0-0% $5,155,421 0.89 1.11 Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat 11 41 447 369-83% 266-60% 75-17% 21-5% 3-1% $17,605,833 0.89 1.09 45. Epic Honor, 1996, by Honor Grades 9 8 70 49-70% 38-54% 6-9% 1-1% 0-0% $2,210,264 0.86 0.72 46. Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig 14 30 424 315-74% 247-58% 56-13% 23-5% 2-0% $13,201,167 0.85 0.80 Iron Cat, 1995, by Storm Cat 12 12 144 109-76% 90-63% 8-6% 6-4% 0-0% $3,896,491 0.85 0.97 Latin American†, 1988, by Riverman 16 20 313 211-67% 136-43% 28-9% 6-2% 2-1% $6,593,274 0.85 1.09 49. Globalize, 1997, by Summer Squall 9 18 159 109-69% 80-50% 30-19% 5-3% 0-0% $3,988,134 0.80 0.78 Thisnearlywasmine*, 1994, by Capote 9 8 73 47-64% 31-42% 5-7% 0-0% 0-0% $1,554,881 0.80 0.72 83.Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom 1127302 226-75% 165-55% 37-12% 12-4% 1-0% $7,940,354 0.78 1.18 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. 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Leading Two-Year-Old Sires in California

Leading Sires Of Two-Year-Olds by Money Won Rank Sire

Runners

1. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 2. Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 3. Square Eddie . . . . . . . . . . . 13 4. Dixie Chatter . . . . . . . . . . . 26 5. Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . .15 6. Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 7. Time to Get Even . . . . . . . 17 8. Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 9. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 10. Desert Code . . . . . . . . . . . 10 11. Bushwacker . . . . . . . . . . . .18 12. Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 13. Papa Clem . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 14. Southern Image . . . . . . . . . . 9 15. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . .. 21 16. Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . 16 17. Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 18. Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . 11 19. Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . 10 20. Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . 6

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75 34 39 74 53 38 78 26 45 36 104 35 48 29 51 42 25 39 53 20

16 3 7 15 6 9 6 4 6 4 9 6 8 3 6 8 7 3 2 2

Earnings $467,558 402,091 396,755 382,025 298,818 271,548 246,231 232,920 232,067 229,871 226,661 218,912 216,653 214,582 202,105 201,430 199,102 188,088 176,446 166,970

TRIBAL RULE (BALLLENA VISTA FARM) Leading Two-Year-Old Sire in California by Money Won and Number of Winners through December 8, 2013.

Leading Sires Of Two-Year-Olds by Average Earnings Per Runner

Leading Sires Of Two-Year-Olds by Number of Winners Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4.

Runners

Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . 27 Dixie Chatter . . . . . . .. 26 Bushwacker . . . . . . . . .18 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Papa Clem . . . . . . . . . . 17 Eddington‡ . . . . . . . . . . 15 7. Time to Get Even . . . . . 17 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . 21 Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . .16 McCann's Mojave* . . . . 14 11. Square Eddie . . . . . . . . 13 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . 15 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . 12 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Idiot Proof . . . . . . . . . . . 7 16. Desert Code . . . . . . . . . 10 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Unbridled Energy# . . . . 12 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Winners 12 10 9 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4

Races Won 16 15 9 9 8 7 6 6 8 6 7 6 6 6 8 4 7 5 6 5

(Minimum 5 Runners) Earnings

$467,558 382,025 226,661 271,548 216,653 140,205 246,231 202,105 201,430 108,608 396,755 298,818 232,067 218,912 64,428 229,871 199,102 105,067 98,863 94,352

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

Runners

Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . 13 Square Eddie . . . . . . . . 13 Good Journey . . . . . . . . 6 Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Roi Charmant . . . . . . . . 5 Southern Image . . . . . . . 9 Desert Code . . . . . . . . .10 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . 15 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . .12 Awesome Gambler . . . . 10 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . 11 Dixie Chatter . . . . . . . . 26 Time to Get Even . . . . 17 Papa Clem . . . . . . . . . . 17 Bushwacker . . . . . . . . .18 Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . 16

Races Won

Earned

Average Earnings/ Runner

3 7 2 4 2 3 4 9 6 6 7 6 2 16 3 15 6 8 9 8

$402,091 396,755 166,970 232,920 128,774 214,582 229,871 271,548 218,912 298,818 199,102 232,067 176,446 467,558 188,088 382,025 246,231 216,653 226,661 201,430

$30,930 30,520 27,828 25,880 25,755 23,842 22,987 22,629 21,891 19,921 19,910 19,339 17,645 17,317 17,099 14,693 14,484 12,744 12,592 12,589

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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2014 REGIONAL RACE MEETINGS Santa Anita Park, Arcadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec. 26, 2013-April 20 Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec. 26, 2013-June 15 Santa Anita Park, Arcadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .April 25-June 29 Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 19-July 6 Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 3-13 California State Fair (Cal Expo), Sacramento . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 10-20 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 16-Sept. 3 Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 21-Aug. 10 Humboldt County Fair, Ferndale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 13-24 Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 15-Sept. 14 Barretts Race Meet at Fairplex, Fairplex Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 4-23 San Joaquin County Fair, Stockton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 19-28 Santa Anita Park, Arcadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 25-Nov. 2 Fresno County Fair, Fresno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 1-13 Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 16-Dec. 21 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov. 5-Dec. 3 Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec. 4-21

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Jan. 4 Jan. 4 Jan. 5 Jan. 11 Jan. 11 Jan. 18 Jan. 18 Jan. 19 Jan. 25

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Conditions

Distance

Added Value

Santa Ynez Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$200,000 San Gabriel Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o-& up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 M (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 Monrovia Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 San Pasqual Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o-& up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 Sham Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Strub Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 California Derby Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 La Canáda Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 Santa Monica Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000

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California Cup XXIV & Sunshine Millions XII—Santa Anita Park Saturday, January 25—Five Stakes Races Worth $850,000 California Cup Turf Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 Presented by City National Bank California Cup Derby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 California Cup Oaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 California Cup Sprint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125,000 Sunshine Millions F/M Turf Sprint . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . .abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125,000

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Saturday, January 25 California Cup XXIV & Sunshine Millions XII

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

$250,000 California Cup Derby Three-Year-Olds 1 1/16 Miles

$125,000 California Cup Sprint Four-Year-Olds & Up 6 Furlongs

$200,000 California Cup Oaks Three-Year-Olds Fillies 1 Mile (Turf)

$125,000 Sunshine Millions F/M Turf Sprint Four-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares abt. 6 1/2 Furlongs (Turf)

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

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

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

Saturday, April 5 $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes Three-Year-Olds 6 1/2 Furlongs

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$200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes Three-Year-Olds Fillies 6 1/2 Furlongs

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$200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS 3YO FILLIES, 1 MILE (TURF)

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$125,000 SUNSHINE MILLIONS F & M TURF SPRINT 4YO & UP, FILLIES & MARES, ABOUT 6 1/2 FURLONGS (TURF)

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES MONDAY, JANUARY 13 BARRETTS EQUINE LIMITED JANUARY MIXED SALE SUPPLEMENTAL ENTRIES CLOSING DATE Hinds Pavilion (Fairplex), Pomona, Calif. THURSDAY, JANUARY 16 CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD (CHRB) MONTHLY BOARD MEETING Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, Calif.

MONDAY, JANUARY 27 BARRETTS EQUINE LIMITED JANUARY MIXED SALE Hinds Pavilion (Fairplex), Pomona, Calif.

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

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Standing for 2014 Breeding Season The Only Son of Gulch to Stand in California

BONNRITA

Gulch—Icanseeyounow, by Deputy Minister

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

From the prolific line of stakes producers Mr. Prospector and Northern Dancer cross.

Fee: Private Treaty-LF—No Booking Fee For inquiries please contact Nancy Markwell 818-472-5626

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✓ Day boarding ✓ Large irrigated grass pastures with shelters ✓ Video monitored/recorded foaling ✓ 24/7 barn attendant during foaling season ✓ Free Jockey Club and CTBA Cal-Bred registration ✓ Free halter breaking ✓ Discounts for more than two pregnant mares ✓ $2.00 for foal until weaned BOARDING/SALES PREP/LAYUPS AND TRAINING: ✓ Safe un-crowded irrigated pastures for mare and foal ✓ Best quality alfalfa and grain with supplements (ingredients listed on website. Bulk price at cost) ✓ Timely and comprehensive vaccinations, de-worming and hoof care ✓ Yearlings started meticulously with patience & kindness ready for the turmoil of the race track. View YouTube training progress online ✓ Sale prep horses will look and behave at their best ✓ Prefer high value horses Located between Southern and Northern Tracks

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BREEDING UNDER CAUTION (A.P. Indy-Coldheartedcat, by Storm Cat) Pay $1,500 one time. Breed two mares every year he stands. NO ADDITIONAL COSTS. First 10 Breeders only. 925-354-5237/925-550-2383 e-mail frosty87ii@aol.com

MISCELLANEOUS WOVEN WIRE HORSE FENCING Used-Excellent Condition-Several miles available. 2’’ X 4” Diamond Mesh 50” x 200’ Rolls 2” X 4” Nonclimb 60” x 200’ Rolls CONTACT: Wayne Knittel Ph: 661-549-4469 kbdoc@hometown mail.com

RANCHES FOR SALE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA HORSE PROPERTY SPECIALIST. Thinking of selling your ranch. Give ROBIN a call. All inquiries kept strictly confidential. Check out her current ranches for sale at www.robinsranches.com ROBINS RANCHES, agent robin@robinsranches.com or 925550-2383 ALAMO, Ca., 2.3-acre Horse Set-up. Ranch has TWO 3 bedroom 2 bath homes. Also 2 nice barns and numerous paddocks with run-in shelters. PLUS this property is sub-dividable into 4 maybe 5 parcels. Only 25 minutes from Pleasanton or GGF, check it out at www.robinsranches.com 925-5502383 agent HORSE PROPERTIES IN SACRAMENTO COUNTY. 40.5 acres, 30 acres flood irrigated. Horse stalls, hay barn. Nice 3 bedroom home, second home for groom. $898,000. 20-acre working horse farm with boarders, positive cash flow. 28 stalls, many paddocks, 100 ton hay barn, sand arena, round pen, large mordern main house, groom apartment. $899,000. 40 level acres, 24 stalls, 160x120 covered riding arena, large shop with roll-up doors, large 3 bedroom, 3 bath home. Home and all out-buildings have been meticulously remodeled and updated. Very clean $949.000. Broker 916-6854965

THOROUGHBRED FOR SALE DISPERSAL. 8-y-o mare by STREET CRY, sire of BC Juvenile stakes winner NEW YEAR'S DAY, of ZENYATTE, etc., in-foal to SLEW’S TIZNOW, nick rating “A”. 8-y-o mare by POTEEN (IRISH RIVER OVER MR. PROSPECTOR) in- foal to THE PAMPLEMOUSSE, nick rating “A++” Inquires to Bob: 916-434-9932 or rmccabe@surewest.net GENERAL MEETING MARE. producer of $152,000 and $60,000 winners, from 4 foals to race. 2013 filly by a son of A.P. Indy and out of a producing Bertrando mare from Tribal Rule family. Weanlings, yearlings and two-Year-olds available. 818 470 5340 or 818 424 4605 FOR SALE: Unraced 2007 mare by Forestry out of Charm A Song by Unbridled’s Song. Checked in-foal to Dixie Chatter for March foal. ALSO: 2013 (March 30) filly by Dixie Chatter out of above mare. Pictures available. Reasonable. One or both. 801-866-6928 or advantagetb@mail.com

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Sue Hubbard We charge insurance on only the miles you drive! Call me for details! State Farm Insurance Providing Insurance and Financial Services

Laurel Fowler Insurance Broker, Inc. Tel (800) 700 6263 (805) 473 2227 Fax (805) 473 0202

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ADVERTISERS Cal-bred Stallion Registration Deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Ballena Vista Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC, 8, 9 Barretts Sales and Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms LP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49, 53 Cal Cup XXIV/Sunshine Millions Fact Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Cal-Bred Maiden Bonus Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 California Thoroughbred Weekly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 Cardiff, Suzanne, Pedigree Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Citi National Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Cole Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 CTBA Annual Meeting/Awards Dinner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 CTBA Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 CTBA Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Daehling Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67, 88 Dickson Podley Realtors (Jeannie Garr Roddy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 E.A. Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Fruitful Acres Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44, 45 Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Golden State Stakes Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72, 73 Harris Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC, 16,17 Laurel Fowler Insurance BrokerInc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

Legacy Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31, 35, 40, 41 Lillian Nichols/Halters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Lovacres Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27, 29 Magali Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5, 12, 13, 15 NTRA /John Deere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Odyssey Performance PremiumHorse Exerciser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Old English Rancho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57, 61 Paradise Road Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14, 62, 63 Premier Thoroughbreds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC Rancho San Miguel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 32, 33 Rancho Temescal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Randy Cuddy Horse Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Ridgeley Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37, 87 Running Horse Equine TrainingCenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Special T.Thoroughbreds Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23, 39 State Farm Insurance-Sue Hubbard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 The Jockey Club Information Systems,Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Vessels Stallion Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Victory Rose Thoroughbreds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78, 79 www.horselawyers.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

STALLIONS A Kings Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Acclamation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57, 61 Affirmative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49, 53 Allaboutdreams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Anziyan Royalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5, 13 Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9, OBC Big Bad Leroybrown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Blake’s Passion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Bold Chieftain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Bonnrita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Brave Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Bushwacker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Calimonco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9, OBC Champ Pegasus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40, 41 Chattahoochee War . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Coil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Comic Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Congo King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Del Mar Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Desert Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Dixie Chatter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9, OBC Eddington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9, OBC Empire Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27, 29 Fullbridled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Gig Harbor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67

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Golden Balls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Gotham City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Grace Upon Grace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Hidden Blessing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Idiot Proof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Impeachment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Indian Evening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Informed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Lightnin N Thunder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC, 17 Make Music For Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Many Rivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Mesa Thunder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Monsajem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Mr. Broad Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Northern Indy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14, 63 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Onebadshark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Papa Clem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Peppered Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Point Encounter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Prime Timber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Richard's Kid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13, 15 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

Roi Charmant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Run Brother Ron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Sierra Sunset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC Slew's Tiznow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 33 Smiling Tiger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC Sought After . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Soul of the Matter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Southern Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Square Eddie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Storm Wolf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Stormy Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Strike For Glory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Surf Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27, 29 Tenga Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 The Pamplemousse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Thorn Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Time To Get Even . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9, OBC Twice The Appeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC Uh Oh Bango . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Ultimate Eagle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 World Renowned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

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Guest Forum by RAY A. HUSSA

Nearly 15 years ago, I first saw John Harris in the pad- largest in terms of sheer size, but in this writer’s opinion, it dock at Hollywood Park. We were there for the 1999 Will is the most complete and diversified. A fine meal in a setting halfway between Santa Anita Park Rogers Handicap (grade III), and Harris and Golden Gate Fields sure makes up Farms’ Sheika Abandon led the field for that boring drive. William Bordeau early. Jose Valdivia got our colt Hidden from the Harris management staff invited Magic (GB) close to the lead at 44-1, but me to dinner and then to the farm. Eagleton passed us all at the wire. We In the morning, I met William at the were delighted to be second for Green farm office and he drove me to the Harris Hill Stables in a graded stakes, but that is Farms Horse Division where the Farm the last time we ever did finish ahead of Manager, Dave McGlothlin, oversees more Harris Farms in any race. than 400 horses, many in training, as well More recently, our son from Temple as sires like Unusual Heat and Tizbud. The City was lighting things up on special River Ranch near Sanger stables another teams and trick plays at USC. Quarter150 horses and Dave, always hands-on, was back Matt Leinart said, “Desmond Reed is heading there with some fillies his staff had the best kept secret in college football.” loaded expertly. Like D. Wayne Lukas, In the hotel industry, there is a special Ray Hussa, Kim McCarthy and John Harris Dave called each of his grooms by name. inn which is now emerging from a best (left to right) “Mr. Harris, a pilot, flies in here every work kept secret to becoming a national treaday from the river property,” said sure. It may not have a name like the Ritz McGlothlin. Of course, we horsemen or the Waldorf, but the Harris Ranch Inn know that every day is a work day, but John & Restaurant is every bit as good as any Harris loves his work. five-star accomodation in the world. And Returning to the hotel, which features you won’t pay a five-star price, either. Just wings named Santa Anita, Bay Meadows, show your horsemen’s license from any Belmont and Triple Crown, I am amazed state and you’re in at a good rate. by the art prints and emphasis on horse Sandra Beas checked me in on short racing. The spacious rooms have a fully notice, as email and cell connections are stocked refrigerator, and one can watch not the norm in Coalinga, Calilfornia. Of the races in comfort from them. All the course, they have all of this technology, decor and conveniences in the room, but it will not replace Sandra’s smile, or complete with two bathrobes, make each any of the fine Western hospitality there, guest feel special. Before my deparure, I whether it is innkeeper Kirk Doyle’s or viewed the Santa Anita wing and the his staff. Patrons can charge anything Sandra Beas palm trees, and thought of the glory days they desire to the room, including some of Swaps and Native Diver. wine with Seabiscuit on the The next time you head label, which one can take to any dining room sans the for the Bay Area races, or ship cork fee. one south to Santa Anita, I Three restaurants adjoin recommend you pass on all each other, from a sports and that stress of the airports and racing bar to a family and rental cars. Instead, just take breakfast restaurant, and the I-5 freeway and don’t forthen signature fine dining get to stop in Coalinga for a for adults. Much of the food day or two. And on the return (steaks are a speciality, but trip, check into the Inn at vegans can dine as well) is Harris Ranch again, even if grown on the vast 14,000your horse got outrun. You’ll acre Harris Ranch. The farm forget all about that loss when may not be California’s you see Sandra smile! ©Ray Hussa

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