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Managing Editor’s Welcome

©Loretta Veiga

Live Well & Prosper Gracing the cover of our magazine this month is Legacy Ranch, the 145-acre farm near Clements in Northern California that has allowed its owners Pete and Evelyn Parrella, its group of staff and, most importantly, its horses to live well and prosper since it opened early in 2005, following its relocation from the 30 acres of property in Chino where it had originally been established during 1987. Shaun and Anita Hadley lead a great group of employees who successfully run this farm on a daily basis by looking after more than 180 equine residents, including the promising young stallion Papa Clem, a grade I-placed dual grade IIwinning millionaire by grade I winner Smart Strike, out of grade I winner Miss Houdini, whose first crop are two-year-olds of this year. This month, we pay tribute to In Excess (Ire), a winner of four consecutive 1991 grade I races and the earner of $1,736,733 whose stallion career included three titles as the leading sire of California-breds, who died at Vessels Stallion Farm, his home since his second year at stud in 1994, at the age of 26 on May 17. Besides advertorials featuring six Elusive Warning foals at Madera Thoroughbreds and half a dozen foals by various stallions at Old English Rancho and Paradise Road Ranch, there is a CTBA Member Profile on Steve Young who owns the Californiabred colt Tiz a Minister, winner of the Affirmed Handicap (grade III) at Betfair Hollywood Park on June 2. We also have a question-and-answer session with Joe Morris, who took over as the President of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) on June 16, while Tiz a Minister’s graded stakes victory and that of Summer Hit in the All American Stakes (grade III) at Golden Gate Fields on May 27, are both reviewed. Racing In Southern California reviews the wins by the Cal-bred fillies Unusual Hottie and Sprouts in Hollywood Park’s $90,2370 Redondo Beach Stakes and $100,250 Cinderella Stakes on June 9 and June 15, respectively, and the Northern California Report provides wrap-ups of the respective victories by Unusual Heat’s Unusual Way and Surfcup in the June 1 Campanile Stakes and June 9 Silky Sullivan Stakes, both $100,000 events, at Golden Gate Fields. The Cal-bred geldings Liberian Freighter and Stone Cold Angel, who won classes at the Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS) Series which holds its second event on July 27-28, are featured in Another Man’s Treasure, while A Blast from The Past spotlights the Cal-bred filly A Kiss for Luck who won Hollywood Park’s Vanity Handicap (grade I) in 1983. Kent Sweezey, the assistant to trainer Eoin Harty, features in Focus On The Future and Horse Care deals with the subject matter of “Bio-Mechanical Efficiency In The Equine Athlete.” This month’s Guest Forum has Dorothy Callahan highlighting July’s 150th anniversary of Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York, with special reference to those Cal-breds who won prestigious races at this meet over the years, while the balance of the magazine includes all our other regular columns, features and departments that we hope will also prove to be both enjoyable and helpful. Until next time, may you breed the best to the best and not just have to hope for the best! In the Company of. . .Joe Morris (left), the new President of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) effective June 16, 2013, at the offices of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) in Arcadia, California, on June 13.

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July 2013

Contents

Cover Story

VOLUME 139 NO. 1

On This Month’s Cover

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Thoroughbred Farms In California: Legacy Ranch—A Prosperous Time by Rudi Groothedde

©Anita Hadley

Located near the town of Clements in Northern California, Pete and Evelyn Parrella’s 145-acre Legacy Ranch not only boasts an impressive five-furlong training track with a 400-yard chute but is also home to the dual grade II-winning millionaire Papa Clem whose first crop of foals are two-year-olds of 2013. Copyright Anita Hadley

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News Bits The CTBA Working For You California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) Notes—July 2013 Leading Sires in California Leading Lifetime Sires in California Leading Two-Year-Old Sires in California Dates in California CTBA Calendar Classified Advertising Indexes to Advertisers & Stallions Advertised

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In Memoriam: In Excess (Ire)—The One That Almost Got Away by Marcie Heacox

CTBA Member Profile: Steve A.Young—Cautiously Optimistic by Emily Shields

Industry Insight: Taking The Reins by Lisa Groothedde

The Grade California-Breds: Summer Hit—Another Fruitful Find by Jerry Klein

The Grade California-Breds: Tiz a Minister—A Stylish Redemption by Emily Shields

Northern California Report: Cal-Bred Duo Strike Gold In June by Jerry Klein

Another Man’s Treasure: Cal-Breds Start Strong At TCHS Series by Marcie Heacox

A Blast From The Past: A Kiss For Luck—A Lasting Legend by Jackie Barnes

Focus On The Future: Kent Sweezey—From The Blue Grass To California by Emily Shields

Horse Care: Bio-Mechanical Efficiency In The Equine Athlete by Heather Smith Thomas

Advertorials

In Excess (Ire), a four-time grade I winner of $1,7535,194 and the sire of the earners of more than $44 million, including 16 California-bred champions among his 63 stakes winners, died at the age of 26 at Vessels Stallion Farm in Bonsall on May 17, 2013. 4 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED • JULY 2013

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California-Bred Foals: The 2013 Elusive Warning Foals—Madera Thoroughbreds

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From the Executive Corner: A United Position

California-Bred Foals: The 2013 Old English Rancho Foals California-Bred Foals: The 2013 Paradise Road Ranch Foals

Columns by Doug Burge

Managing Editor’s Welcome: Live Well & Prosper by Rudi Groothedde

Guest Forum: Saratoga 150—From A California Perspective by Dorothy Callahan

The August 2013 Cover Story

A Preview Of The 2013 CTBA Sales Northern California Yearling Sale www.ctba.com


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Firsts For California Freshman Sires

News Bits

Dixie Chatter, Roi Charmant Register First Winners

Square Eddie Attains First Stakes Winner The Vessels Stallion Farm resident Square Eddie achieved a stakes winner from his inaugural foal crop on June 15, when his two-year-old filly Sprouts captured Betfair Hollywood Park’s $100,250 Cinderella Stakes, a 5 1/2-furlong test, by 3 1/2 lengths. Produced by the group III-placed Yankee Victor mare Ann Summers Gold, Sprouts was bred in California by J. Paul Reddam, who campaigned her grade I-winning sire, a seven-year-old son of Smart Strike.

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Square Eddie

The California-based freshman sires Dixie Chatter and Roi Charmant each recorded their initial winners in early June. On June 7, Dixie Chatter achieved the milestone with his two-year-old filly Chattering Nikita, the winner of a 3 1/2-furlong maiden ©Mesaros special weight race at Northlands Park. Dixie Chatter Eight-year-old Dixie Chatter, a grade I winner by Dixie Union, stands at Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona. The first winner for Roi Charmant emerged on June 8, when his juvenile gelding Pheisty Kid captured a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight test at Golden Gate Fields. A dual graded stakes-placed winner by Evansville Slew, 12-year-old Roi Charmant holds court at Magali Farms in Roi Charmant Santa Ynez.

Santa Anita To Host Breeders’ Cup In 2014

CHRB Approves 2014-2015 Racing Calendar On May 23, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) conditionally allocated Southern California race dates for 2014 and 2015, creating a new calendar that allows Santa Anita Park and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club to expand their respective live schedules by absorbing most of the traditional dates held by the soon-to-be-shuttered Betfair Hollywood Park. According to the tentative schedule for the 2014 racing season, Santa Anita will extend its regular winter/spring meet by two months (from Dec. 26, 2013 through July 6, 2014), followed by Del Mar (July 16 through Sept. 3), Fairplex Park (Sept. 4 through Sept. 23), back to Santa Anita (Sept. 25 through Nov. 2) and concluding with a new fall meet at Del Mar (Nov. 5 through Dec. 7). For the following season, Santa Anita will operate from Dec. 26, 2014 through July 5, 2015, followed by Del Mar (July 15 through Sept. 7), Fairplex (Sept. 10 through Sept. 25), Santa Anita (Sept. 26 through Oct. 25) and Del Mar (Oct. 28 through Dec. 6).

Santa Anita Park will become the first racetrack in history to host three consecutive editions of the Breeders’ Cup World Champion-ships when the prestigious event returns to the Arcadia facility on Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Santa Anita hosted the Breeders’ Cup for the sixth time in 2012, and will serve as the backdrop for the 2013 edition on Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2.

Look Out For The Lone Ranger In July!

©Disney Enterprises, Inc. and Jerry Bruckheimer Inc. All Rights Reserved

The movie “The Lone Ranger,” scenes from which were produced at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, is due to be released nationwide on Wednesday, July 3. With Armie Hammer in the title role and Johnny Depp starring as the Native American warrior Tonto, the film promises a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor that includes numerous scenes with horses.

"THE LONE RANGER" Peter Mountain ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. and Jerry Bruckheimer Inc. All Rights Reserved

Lucrative Stakes Program Offered By Nor Cal Fairs The five racetracks who fall under the umbrella of the California Authority of Racing Fairs (CARF), along with Santa Rosa which withdrew from the group this April, will offer 18 stakes races worth $980,000 in purse money during Northern California’s 2013 fair circuit from June through mid-October. Pleasanton’s Alameda County Fair meeting and the 6 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED • JULY 2013

Sonoma County Fair meet at Santa Rosa will present the most lucrative stakes programs with six black-type races each, while the other meets offering another a half-dozen stakes contests overall are the California State Fair (Cal Expo) in Sacramento, Ferndale’s Humboldt County Fair, the San Joaquin Fair in Stockton and Fresno’s Big Fresno Fair. www.ctba.com


Del Mar Offers Record Overnight Purses For 2013 Meet Restricted stakes purses totaling $1.2 million for horses who were either bred or sired in California will be featured during the 2013 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club meet, which extends from Wednesday, July 17 through Wednesday, September 4. Overall, 43 stakes races valued at a collective $7.8 million are scheduled for the seaside track’s 37-day season, which also boasts record overnight purses of more than $650,000 per day. Two of the eight stakes events limited to state-bred and

California-Breds Countrywide Awesome Plan, a fouryear-old California-bred filly bred by M. A. Douzos, won her stakes debut with a victory in the $48,833 Wild Rose Handicap at Northlands Park in Canada on June 7. ©Haynes By Takin It Deep, she is the fifth foal out of Game Plan’s three-time winner Taylor’s Plan and has now earned $94,533 from a record of six wins, seven seconds and two thirds from 22 starts. Correction The photo below is the one that should have been published in the bottom right hand corner of page 34 of the June 2013 issue of California Thoroughbred, showing the trophy presentation in the winner’s circle at Betfair Hollywood Park to the connections of Unusual Hottie for her win in the $100,500 Fran’s Valentine Stakes on May 18, 2013. We apologize for any inconvenience that this oversight may have caused.

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Unusual Hottie $100,500 Fran’s Valentine Stakes on May 18, 2013

state-sired runners have purse enhancements this year. The California Dreamin’ Handicap and the Solana Beach Handicap, each carded on the turf, will now offer purses of $150,000, respectively. Del Mar also seeks to attract more out-ofstate runners by infusing its popular “Ship and Win” program with higher percentage purse bonuses, and will host the second annual Paddock Sale at Del Mar for horses in training in conjunction with Barretts Sales & Racing on Sunday, July 21.

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Those Grand Cal-Bred Mares Four runners out of California-bred mares won black-type races this past month. On June 7, the $100,000 Mariensky Stakes at Belmont Park in New York was won by five-year-old Royal Lahaina, a daughter of Chapel Royal whose first stakes score improved her record to 21-6-4-2 and $302,830 in earnings. She is the second foal out of the 10-year-old Bonus Money (GB) mare Fabulous Bonus, who was bred by Ron Gomez. Siberian Summer’s Summer Star, bred by Michael Power and a stakes winner at four in 2007, was accredited with her first stakes winner when her third foal, the three-year-old filly My Happy Face, won Belmont’s $88,200 Lotka Stakes on June 13. By Tiz Wonderful, she was a graded stakes winner last year and has earned $328,000 from a 6-3-30 record. Schiaparelli, a five-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper and the dual graded stakes winner Cambiocorsa, won the $73,710 Great Lady M. Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park back on May 26. The first foal out her 11-year-old dam, who was bred by John and Diane Fradkin, she has a $184,184 bankroll from a record of 8-4-1-2. The $50,000 Dark Star Stakes at Canterbury Park in Minnesota on June 8, was won by seven-year-old Signsealndeliver, the seventh and final foal out of Apreciada, a grade III-placed dual stakes winner bred by Martin Wygod, Martin Raynes and John Spohler. The winner of two other stakes races in 2012 and 2013, the gelded son of Private Terms has earnings of $364,456 from 10 wins, six seconds and three thirds in 27 starts.

Making The Grade The following runner(s), either California-bred or sired by stallions currently based in the Golden State, won or placed in graded stakes races in North America (U. S., Canada & Puerto Rico) from May 19 to June 23 inclusive: Summer Hit g.4. Bertrando—Mia F Eighteen 1st Grade III All American Stakes $100,000 1 1/16 m. Golden Gate Fields May 27 Breeders: Kenneth & Janice Heidt Tiz Flirtatious m.5. Tizbud—Masquerade Belle 2nd Grade I Gamely Stakes $250,500 1 1/8 m. (T) Betfair Hollywood Park May 27 Breeder: Pamela Ziebarth Tiz a Minister c.3. Ministers Wild Cat—Tiz a Mistress 1st Grade III Affirmed Handicap $100,750 1 1/16 m. Betfair Hollywood Park June 2 Breeder: Dahlberg Farms LLC Lucky Primo g.7 Atticus—Live Free Or Die 3rd Grade II Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap $200,250 1 1/4 m. (T) Betfair Hollywood Park June 8 Breeders: Joshua & Jason Litt & Dennis O’Neill Daisy Devine m.5. Kafwain—Devil’s Dispute 2nd Grade III Early Times Mint Julep Handicap $109,100 1 1/16 m. (T) Churchill Downs June 8 Breeder: J. Reiley McDonald Doinghardtimeagain f.3. Ministers Wild Cat—Silver Hawk Lady 1st Grade II Hollywood Oaks $150,000 1 1/16 m. Betfair Hollywood Park June 22 Breeder: Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC

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Stallion News

News Bits Cont’d.

Atticus This Magali Farms resident was flattered on June 8 as the broodmare sire of Sarach, the winner of Betfair Hollywood Park’s grassy, $150,750 Honeymoon Handicap (grade II) for three-year-old fillies.

Caros Love This Caro (Ire) stallion, a multiple stakes-winning Atticus California-bred who set a U.S. record for the fastest two-turn dirt mile in 1988 and who went on to sire the collective earners of more than $2 million, died at Rancho San Roberto at the age of 29 on May 31.

Indian Evening This four-year-old Indian Charlie colt, the grade II-placed winner of Woodbine’s 2011 Swynford Stakes in Canada, will enter stud in 2014 at Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville.

Southern Africa Southern Solution, a three-year-old gelding by this Running Horse Equine Training Center stallion, became his sire’s first winner with a five-furlong maiden claiming race triumph at Emerald Downs in Washington on April 19.

Southern Image On May 25, this Rancho San Miguel resident was represented at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania by the winner of the $68,385 My Juliet Stakes: his six-year-old daughter Winning Image, a career earner of $435,437.

Surf Cat This Old English Rancho roster member attained his first winner on May 12, when his three-year-old gelding Dockweiler romped to victory in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden claiming race at Los Alamitos. ©Benoit

Auction Action A Northern Afleet filly out of the winning California-bred mare Pacific Ocean Song, by Unbridled’s Song, reigned as the top-priced representative of her gender during the 2013 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale in Maryland when she was acquired from the Grassroots Training & Sales LLC consignment for $315,000 by JWS Racing. Other six-figure juveniles touting California ties during the May 20-21 auction were a $180,000 filly by the Harris Farms stallion Heatseeker (Ire) out of the stakes-producing Cape Town mare Six Ribbons who was purchased by agent Larry Zap for Joe Ciaglia and an Old Fashioned colt out of the Cal-bred stakes winner Vikki’s Honor, by Bartok (Ire), who secured a $100,000 winning bid from Chris Wilkins.

Palace Malice Upsets 2013 Belmont Stakes At Belmont Park on June 8, the 2013 Triple Crown season came to a surprising conclusion when the 13-1 outsider Palace Malice led a Belmont Stakes (grade I) trifecta that included Preakness Stakes (grade I) winner Oxbow and Kentucky Derby (grade I) winner ©Coglianese Orb. The Dogwood Stable runner won the Palace Malice $1 million, 14-horse American classic by 3 1/4 lengths under Southern California jockey Mike Smith. Orb and Oxbow were among a trio of three-year-olds who competed in all three legs of this year’s Triple Crown series. 8 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED • JULY 2013

CURRENT CALIFORNIA SIRES OF STAKES WINNERS Stallion

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

Named Foals of

SWs

1,259 985 1,042 935 732 624 680 517 678 524 710 424 498 447 453 445 242 400 288 247 302 102

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Racing Age

† 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: Betfair Hollywood Park—$40,000 (closes July 14) Del Mar Thoroughbred Club—$40,000 (opens July 17) Pleasanton: Alameda County Fair—$20,000 (closes July 7) Sacramento: California State Fair (Cal Expo)—$20,000 (July 12– 21) Santa Rosa: Sonoma County Fair—$20,000 (opens July 26)

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California Closers On Friday, July 5, a final card of night racing at Betfair Hollywood Park will be held in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Inglewood track which is scheduled to close permanently on Dec. 22…The Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation will host guided walking tours of Ridgewood Ranch in Willits on Saturday, July 6 and Saturday, July 20…Also on July 20, the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar hotel will host this year’s “Poker in Paradise: A Night Under the Stars” Charity Fundraiser for the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), which announced in June the creation of its CARMA Placement Program for Thoroughbreds being retired…The Paddock Sale at Del Mar, Presented by Sentient Jet, of “Race Ready” Horses of Racing Age will be held by Barretts Sales & Racing at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Sunday, July 21…On Thursday, July 18, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) will hold its next monthly meeting in Del Mar’s Simulcast Facility….After the Finish Line’s 6th Annual Charity Dinner, “A Tribute to the Majesty of Thoroughbreds,” will be held at the Hilton hotel in Del Mar on Thursday, Aug 1…On June 16, Joe Morris officially took over duties as the new President of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC)…The Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center has doubled its capacity after opening its new facility in Penryn, California, on June 30…OwnerView (www.ownerview.com), The Jockey Club’s one-stop source of information for Thoroughbred owners, has added “Racetracks” and “Veterinary” features to its web site.

D E P A R T M E N T

Gone, But Not Forgotten California-bred Autism Awareness, winner of the 2008 El Camino Real Derby (grade III) at Bay Meadows Race Course and the 2009 Berkeley Stakes (grade III) at Golden Gate Fields, was euthanized on April 14 after he suffered sesamoid injuries in an allowance optional claiming race on Santa Anita Park’s downhill turf course. ©Vassar The eight-year-old Tannersmyman horse was making his Autism Awareness 39th career start, and first since March 2012. Autism Awareness was produced by the winning Sharp Victor mare Lady Essex and bred by Jim Eaton, Paul Arndt, Dave Marabela and Mr. and Mrs. Terry Smith. He sold for $1,000 to owner Johnny Taboada at the CTBA Sales’ 2006 Northern California Yearling Sale and went on to earn $356,732 for trainer Genaro Vallejo.

Ross Brinson Ross Brinson, who trained Cover Up to become the first California-bred winner of the Hollywood Gold Cup in 1947, died aged 101 at his home in Lakewood, California, on June 13. During his 68-year training career, the Arkansas native conditioned other such notable Cal-bred stakes winners as Billy Ball, Prince Don B., Savaii and Wheatfield. Brinson is survived by his sons Gary and Clay, also stalwarts of the Thoroughbred industry.

10 Years Ago Joey Franco, a four-year-old son of Avenue of Flags and the Native Prospector mare Susan Powter who was bred in California by his owner Jerry Frankel, posted the biggest win of his 17-race career with a victory in the grade I, $269,000 Triple Bend Breeders’ Cup Invitational Handicap at Hollywood Park on July 5, 2003. After three more trips to post that year in his California Horse of the Year campaign, he eventually retired to stud in the Golden State for the 2005 breeding season with earnings of $635,09 from a record of eight wins, a second and a third.

25 Years Ago

July 5, 2003

©Benoit

Joey Franco Grade I Triple Bend Breeders’ Cup Invitational Handicap

On July 3, 1988, Hollywood Park’s grade II, $163,400 Silver Screen Handicap for three-year-olds was won by California-bred Iz a Saros who parlayed this lone lifetime stakes win in the Green Thumb Farm Stable silks of his breeder Earl Scheib into a grade I placing in his next start. By Saros (GB), out of Bicker’s dual stakes-placed, five-time winner Iza Valentine, he made four more starts through May of 1989, before retiring to stud in California with a 15-4-3-2 record and $212,925 bankroll.

50 Years Ago Following his victory in the previous month’s Coronado Handicap, the six-year-old horse Windy Sea returned to Hollywood Park to win the $21,750 Lakes and Flowers Handicap on July 22, 1963, in what would prove to be the final start of a career that yielded eight wins, a second and $47,750 in earnings from 12 trips to post. Bred in California by Dr. and Mrs. F. P. Miller, the son of Windy City II (GB) and Seabiscuit’s unraced daughter Sea Anemone became the Golden State’s leading sire of twoyear-olds in 1972, with a crop that included the 1973 California Horse of the Year, Windy’s Daughter.

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The CTBA Working For You

To further assist the membership of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) and subscribers of its official publication, California Thoroughbred, this monthly editorial page provides readers with updates about the association’s current policies, latest news and upcoming events in the Golden State.

CTBA Catalogs 100-PlusYearlings For Its Nor Cal Sale

Spotlighting California’s Foals Of 2013

More than 100 hip numbers are scheduled to be cataloged for this year’s Northern California Yearling Sale, which will mark its 10th anniversary under the CTBA banner when it is held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton on Tuesday, Aug. 13. Supplemental entries at the regular cost of $300 will be accepted until the day of the sale that has a $1,000 upset price and $500 minimum commission charge. The auction’s many successful graduates include such standouts as grade II winner Sierra Sunset, dual graded stakes winner Autism Awareness and $724,983-earner Bai and Bai. It was most recently represented by La Tonga, who sold for $3,200 at last year’s sale and became the first winner for 2013 freshman sire Brave Cat when she won a maiden special weight race at Golden Gate Fields on April 25. For additional information about the auction, visit the CTBA’s www.ctba.com web site or contact Cookie Hackworth, its Sale Coordinator, at either cookie@ctba.com or (626) 445-7800, extension 243.

Through the August 2013 issue of California Thoroughbred, the official publication of the CTBA, this year’s crop of Thoroughbreds foaled in the Golden State will again be spotlighted in each monthly magazine with advertorials featuring up to six foals per page. The cost to stallion and farm owners or breeders for each page remains at $500, representing a discount of more than 50 percent on the price of a regular full-page advertisement in the monthly magazine. Each insertion will be restricted to foals either by one stallion or from one farm or breeder and will include detailed information on every foal and facility. To be featured for the last time this year, in next month’s issue, high quality photos need to be submitted by the deadline of Monday, July 8. For additional information, please contact either the magazine’s Advertising Manager, Loretta Veiga, at loretta@ctba.com/(626) 445-7800, extension 227, or its Managing Editor, Rudi Groothedde, at rudi@ctba.com/(626) 445-7800, extension 226. Additionally, stallion and farm owners or breeders are also welcome to submit photos of 2013 foals for inclusion on the CTBA’s website of www.ctba.com to its Managing Editor, Ken Gurnick, at kgurnick@ctba.com.

The CTBA Calendar Corner Event

CTBA Sales Northern California Yearling Sale

Date(s)

Venue(s)

Tuesday, August 13

Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton

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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In Excess (Ire): The One That Almost Got Away

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In Memorium

by MARCIE HEACOX In Excess (Ire) was a highly successful racehorse destined for a stud career in Kentucky until a pair of California breeders moved to keep him in the Golden State, where he was a dominant sire until dying from the infirmities of age at Vessels Stallion Farm on May 17. The 26-year-old stood stud at the Bonsall location for 18 years before being pensioned in 2011. “He was an old man, and he was tired,” farm manager Kevin Dickson said. “He was ready to go.” In Excess was bred in the “Emerald Isle” by Ahmed Foustok. He was the most successful son of Siberian Express, a dual group I winner in France, and the winning Saulingo (GB) mare Kantado (Ire). He began his racing career by winning three of six starts in England before trainer Bruce Jackson and owner Jack Munari brought him stateside in 1990. For the next two years, In Excess ran exclusively in stakes company, winning the grade II San Fernando Stakes and grade III San Gabriel and Volante Handicaps at Santa Anita Park. But his greatest racing achievement was winning four consecutive grade I races in New York during 1991—the Metropolitan, Suburban and Whitney Handicaps and the Woodward Stakes. He never won again after his handicap division tear, and was retired due to injury in the summer of 1992. His career totals were $1,736,733 and 25-11-2-3. In Excess stood his first breeding season at Munari’s Rancho Why Worry in 1993, producing a small but effective crop that would eventually earn him honors as California’s top freshman sire of 1996. Before those foals even reached their first birthday, owner and breeder Mike Pegram acquired a controlling share of the stallion and began entertaining offers from Kentucky farms. But when In Excess stopped over in Bonsall, he never left. The late Frank “Scoop” Vessels, who owned Vessels Stallion Farm, said it was love at first sight. “For some reason, I just knew this was the horse for us, so I immediately

made a deal over the phone with (Pegram) to purchase half of him,” Vessels said. In Excess was then syndicated in less than a week. Dickson, who’s been manager since the fall of 1994, said he had a similar reaction to Vessels when he first laid eyes upon the new acquisition. “I was awe-inspired,” he said. “He was an amazing horse.” “It was a major feat on behalf of Vessels and Pegram to keep him here,” Dickson said. “These guys held to their guns, got him syndicated, and he stayed right here and made a pretty influential impact.” The numbers attest to that impact—$44,332,647 in total progeny earnings (as of June 2), 63 stakes winners and 16 California champions from 18 crops. He was the state’s top sire in 2002 and 2003, and leading sire of juveniles in 1996, 2000, 2002 and 2004. The late Santa Anita Derby (grade I) winner and successful Kentucky sire Indian Charlie is arguably In Excess’ most noteworthy offspring. His progeny have earned six Eclipse Award titles and more than $40 million. Other notable In Excess sons and daughters include grade I winners Musical Chimes and Romance is Diane, grade II winners Icecoldbeeratreds, Notional and Romanceishope, and a handful of grade III winners. Pegram eventually sold all of his shares of In Excess, but not before giving him the boost for early success by breeding many of his own mares. “He was extremely supportive of him, and he needs commendation for that,” Dickson said. In Excess was buried at Vessels next to Free House, a twotime California Horse of the Year who died while standing stud there in 2004. Dickson hopes third-year sire Square Eddie can step up to be the farm’s next star. The setup is familiar—a foreign-bred grade I winner who first raced in England and has owner J. Paul Reddam’s breeding program for support. The rest of the tale will be impossible to duplicate.

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Winning the Grade I Woodward Stakes at Belmont Park in New York on September 15, 1991.

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As a pensioner at Vessels Stallion Farm in Bonsall, California, on January 14, 2012.

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

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

Mrs. Kenneth M. Schiffer, Director Emeritus

Two Scholarships Awarded At U.C. Davis The California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) has awarded scholarships to two students currently studying at the U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Sara Lynn Specht is a third-year veterinary student with a background in the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry who is interested in practicing equine medicine with a focus on lameness, podiatry, and geriatric care. Sara received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Sonoma State University, receiving the Dean’s highest honors while maintaining a 4.0 average. Sara’s family have owned a small Thoroughbred farm for many years and are members of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA). Like many in the U.C. Davis horse community, Sara has had an almost lifelong desire to be with horses and learn as much as she can to further promote their care and welfare. She has spent hours volunteering with racetrack veterinarians and has also been studying farriery for the last three years. In addition, Sara has spent Sara Lynn Specht (left) & Daniela Luethy time volunteering at a California equine retirement foundation working to maintain the health of many retired Thoroughbreds. Daniela Luethy is a native of Switzerland and moved to California at the age of five. Daniela received her B.S. in Biology from UCLA and, like Sara, is currently in her third year of study at the School of Veterinary Medicine. Daniela serves as one of the current Presidents of the Equine Medicine Club with duties that include equine dentistry, ultrasound examinations and caring for horses as a student barn nurse. She also works with local veterinarians to provide dental services to local horse rescue facilities. Daniela’s interests center on sports medicine and orthopedics, which has lead her to perform research on sesamoid fractures in racehorses with the staff at the Center for Equine Health. As a future veterinarian, Daniela plans to continue working within the sports medicine field in addition to volunteering her services to horse rescues and therapeutic riding centers.

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

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

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

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Legacy Ranch: A Prosperous Time

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Anita running our breeding program for more than twenty five years now.” Plus the farm has been the home to a number of successful stallions for the past nine breeding seasons, including Our New Recruit, Cindago, and its current resident sire Papa Clem whose first crop are two-year-olds of 2013. But for Pete and Evelyn, it’s been the people with whom they have been associated with during the last eight years who have made the most difference. “There are some people in the industry who have been very, very helpful to us. They are the ones who have really given us the chance to continue in the horse business and given Legacy Ranch the chance to prosper,” said Pete, a native of Connecticut with Italian roots. He added, “We want all our clients to know how much we appreciate their continued support, because that’s what it has all been about. My wife and I made a commitment to be part of the Thoroughbred industry in California as long as people wanted us here. Evelyn has always made the statement that what we have given to ourselves, but more importantly to our clients, is all the pieces here to make the

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Early in 2005, Pete and Evelyn Parrella’s Legacy Ranch reopened its doors for business at a new location near Clements, an unincorporated community situated less than 25 miles southwest of Sutter Creek where the 1848 discovery of gold had triggered the California Gold Rush. Since then, this Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse operation, which was originally established in Chino more than a quarter of a century ago, has enjoyed a prosperous time. A number of factors have been central to that continued prosperity. First and foremost was the immediate installation of a state-of-the-art training track that encompasses a 5/8ths of a mile oval with a 400-yard chute that allows for six-furlong breezing and which was completed in September of 2005. Secondly, the significant refurbishment of the farm’s other facilities done since day one has also been paramount to Legacy Ranch situating itself amongst the premier Northern California locations for horses. Pete is also grateful for the longtime presence of Legacy’s Farm Manager, Utah native Shaun Hadley, and his wife of more than 30 years, Anita. “They’ve have been so instrumental in keeping us in business, with Shaun running our training program and

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Thoroughbred Farms In California Cont’d. pie. We’ve got the facility, especially the racetrack, and we’ve got the staff. So we can surely hold our head high with the top farms in the state as we have the means to breed and raise a champion here.” That all came to fruition when the attractive Cindago colt Monument, who races in the C R K Stables silks of his breeders Lee and Susan Searing, was voted the 2012 California Champion Two-Year-Old Male based primarily on his victory in last October’s $250,000 California Cup Juvenile Stakes. Pete explained, “It was trainer John Sadler, another person very instrumental in our success, who introduced us to Lee and Susan. They’re outstanding individuals who have supported the ranch ever since. We’re so fortunate to have such great people as both good clients and good friends of ours. We had the opportunity to stand both Our New Recruit and Cindago for them, and they’ve never second guessed us. In fact, when we lost these stallions, they felt worse for us than themselves. “Another one of our big supporters is Bob Bone,” said Pete. “He was the first person to come up here and fall in love with the place. He brought all of his horses and continues to have faith in us breeding his mares, breaking his yearlings and taking care of his two-year-olds and layups.” Other top clients of Legacy’s right now include Ernie

Moody’s Mercedes Stable, Jim Atwell’s E-Racing.com and Larry and Marianne Williams’ Tree Top Ranches. “So if you need a place for your horses, we’d love to provide it,” continued Pete. “Come and have a look around and if you like what you see, then we’d love to do business. We strive to treat people the way we want to be treated ourselves. We aim to be fair to everybody, as both our integrity and our word are very important to us in the industry. We do everything we can to be safe and to protect the horses as best we can.” A Lifetime Legacy “After being in horse racing since I was 19, as a fan, a gambler and then claiming horses, I purchased a 30-acre parcel of land in Chino with a partner in 1980,” said Pete. “I then started Legacy Ranch in 1987, when I completely took that place over from him. In 1989, Ev and I got married. She is from Marin County in Northern California and Chino was not an area she really cared for. But she was a trooper, so I promised her that if we ever sold that property, we would move the ranch to Northern California.” He continued, “Well, when land values went up nearly 20 years later, we did sell and came up north to look for a new place. We tried the coast, Petaluma and Napa Valley, but had no luck. We were told about a 40-acre place in the East Bay that we liked. Even though they wanted a lot of money for it, we made an offer but they didn’t even respond to it. “Then we found out John Harris had land up here and asked him about property values. He suggested contacting

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the training track and about the same amount on all the other improvements, but at least that outflow has steadily been reduced to almost nothing now.” Staying On Track On the subject of Legacy Ranch’s training track, with its banked turns and straights, Pete said, “Since building it with the help of Steve Wood of Santa Anita Park, Richard Tedesco has maintained it for us on a yearly basis. Then we have someone who comes over from Golden Gate Fields to blade it every six months. Once a year, we put sand on it, bringing in forty to fifty trucks with a special kind of sand that doesn’t have much clay in it. We have a blend that has no more than two percent clay.” Along with its banked turns and straights, the track provides a consistent surface all around which drains well and can be sealed when it rains. Plus, the horses also benefit from the expertise of the farm’s four permanent exercise riders and the utilization of a three-stall starting gate. Pete added, “Our track is just like Santa Anita. We come out with the harrows, the water truck. There are only a handful of places that have a five-eighths of a mile training track. With the recent closure of Rancho Paseana, the current refurbishment of San Luis Rey (Downs) and the end of racing and training at (Betfair) Hollywood Park this year, people may need a place for their horses to layup, so we would like to have them.” Continued on next page

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Ron Stolich because he had a handle on the area as the owner of Blooming Hills. At the Barretts sale, he told me the East Bay property was over-priced but said we should come have a look at his place. When Ron told me it was 125 acres, I said that it would be way too big for us. We wanted to bring our horses up to a little place and not have to worry about receivables and other things. “But we just couldn’t find that niche, so we came to look at this place in the foothills. It was overwhelming at first, but Ron threw out a price that we had to think about. Shaun flew up with me to look at it, then we got our wives to come up too. That’s when we found out that Anita’s dad had built the original main barn and she had spent time growing up there when it was known as Fame Farms. To cut a long story short, we made a deal and purchased it. “Shaun told me that it would be okay with me only coming to the farm once or twice a month for a few days at a time, due to my commitments to both my family and my business down south. I needed to make sure that Parr Lumber, the company in Chino I had started up in 1976, was looked after, and I’m proud to say that this multimillion dollar business still employs 45 people to this day. “I asked Shaun if there was anything major that had to be done to the farm and he said no, but after buying it and coming up with him, he told me that we needed to put in a bigger track! I said ‘What!’ He said, ‘For what you want to accomplish, it’s the only option.’ That’s when we started spending money, including about half a million dollars on

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Thoroughbred Farms In California Cont’d. “From the start, the interest in the training track was great,” said Shaun. “We have even had to turn away horses. There are not many places in California, both here up north and down south, that offer this type of service anymore.” Pete added, “Trainers like David Hofmans, Brian Koriner, Jeff Bonde, Michael Machowsky, Mike Mitchell, Bill Morey and Terry Knight have been very happy utilizing it on a regular basis. “Our advertisement is when the horses leave here and go to the racetrack. We pony most everything to our track, we stand them in the gate, we do everything we can to make sure that when a horse leaves here, they are as good as they can be for the trainer to go on with them. Shaun takes a lot of pride in what he does, and will only send out a horse when he is one hundred percent right.” Proof of this has come with the like of C R K Stable’s Switch, a dual grade I winner and earner of $1,479,562, and the grade I-placed multiple graded stakes winner Sweet August Moon, whom Legacy Ranch stills owns in partnership with Shirley MacPherson, both of whom were broken and initially trained at the farm. Papa Clem In 2010, the dual grade II-winning millionaire Papa Clem retired to stud at Legacy Ranch following a series of events relating to his syndication that created a tremendous buzz about him.

After winning the grade II, $150,000 San Fernando Stakes going 1 1/16 miles on the all-weather Pro-Ride surface at Santa Anita Park on Jan. 16, the four-year-old son of Smart Strike, the nation’s leading sire of 2007 and 2008, was retired the following weekend with an ankle injury. Within a week, Bo Hirsch had agreed to stand his homebred in the Golden State and in a Daily Racing Form article, Pete was reported as saying, “This happened so quick. We’re very excited about it, to have a stallion like this. This is great for California. Hopefully, we can get enough support to make this work.” That support certainly materialized when Papa Clem was able to breed his first mare on Feb. 19, followed by 56 more coverings for the rest of the season. Among those who joined Pete and Bo in immediately supporting the 16-hand bay were Madeline Auerbach and her partners, Tom Bachman, Jack Owens and Don Valpredo, who have also played a major part in Papa Clem visiting 103 and 66 mares in 2011 and 2012, respectively. “Tom, a good friend of ours, was the one who contacted me about him and told me to call Kathy Berkey, Bo’s right-hand person,” said Pete. “We are very fortunate to be associated with all these people. We are also very appreciative to Gayle Van Leer, who manages all the marketing and handles all the inquiries for Papa Clem, as well as Bo and the syndicate members, as they guarantee mares will be coming to him every year. All of this helps a quality stallion like this to succeed.” Papa Clem’s other dozen career starts included a maiden

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special weight win at Santa Anita as a two-year-old, a win in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (grade II) and respective fourth and sixth place finishes in the $2,177,200 Kentucky Derby (grade I) and $1.1 million Preakness Stakes (grade I), and a third-placed effort in the grade I, $300,000 Malibu Stakes in December of 2009. Both Papa Clem’s dam Miss Houdini, by Belong To Me, and her second dam Magical Maiden were grade I winners, while his pedigree page also features the sires Avies Copy and Hot War. His first runner placed third on his debut at Hollywood Park on May 17, and at a current fee of $6,500 Live Foal, all 66 of the mares he bred this year have been reported in foal. Shaun said, “He’s a good breeder; he’s a really nice horse to be around,” and Pete added, “It’s incredible how much he has improved the mares whom we bred to other stallions in previous years with the foals he has produced. We’ve got a few two-year-olds who are working really, really well. Shaun is very excited about the way they look and how they are doing. They’ve got great minds, they train well.” When asked about standing other stallions at Legacy Ranch, Pete said, “We would like to do that but it would have to be under the right circumstances. We’d like a stallion we’d want to breed our mares to under a syndicate-type situation.” Shaun added, “It also depends on who owns the stallion. If it’s people we can work with, then we’d like to have another one.” A Key Component As Pete mentioned, the 28 staff members at Legacy Ranch are a key component to the farm’s success. Cathy Durfey is the farm’s Office Manager and she is helped in the afternoons and weekends by Shaun and Anita’s daughter Roxann Ospital, whose many other tasks include being the “pony girl” for the horses on the training track in the mornings and operating the farm’s blood test machine. Javier Cardenas assists Shaun at the training track while doing a great job looking after Papa Clem on a daily basis are Oscar Munguia and Art Lopez. Pete also commented, “I have to tell you that Trent Newhall, our Maintenance Manager, is a real life saver for us, maintaining the grounds and coordinating the usage and repair of all our valuable equipment.”

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There are four houses on the farm for the staff, including one for Shaun and Anita, while the property’s main residence provides Pete and Evelyn with a home away from their permanent home in Corona Del Mar. “There is also a guest house with a swimming pool on the 20-acre piece of land adjacent to the front of the farm that we purchased from Ron Stolich in 2006,” said Pete. Top-Notch As a full-service farm offering breeding, boarding, breaking, training, lay-ups and sales preparation, Legacy Ranch spares no money to provide top-notch facilities that ensure the maximum comfort for its equine residents, which numbered more than 180 in June. The farm has three major barns: a 30-stall training barn; a breeding barn featuring nine stalls with adjacent turnout paddocks for stallions, 46 mare pens, an open-air breeding area and a veterinary laboratory; and the main barn, where the offices are and which houses 23 stalls, including nine spacious 16x16 units for foaling. The property also has 24 quarter-acre or half-acre grass paddocks with shelters and 10 large pastures, ranging in size from five to 20 acres and including seven 10-acre lots. Additionally, there are two EuroCizers, one for six horses and one for four horses, as well as a covered round pen. Pete said, “We have somebody here all day, every day to watch over the place and after breeding season, we steam clean and disinfect everything. We put money where it’s meant to go, to make this place perfect for the horses. “We have four wells on the property that allow us to flood irrigate the pastures and use sprinklers in the paddocks,” said Shaun, “while Jim Bergum has been our vet for the last few years and we use Pioneer Equine Clinic in Oakdale for surgeries.” It’s also worth mentioning that Legacy Ranch produces a “Legends & Vines” brand of red wines from its four and a half acres under grapes. Giving No Quarter Legacy Ranch is also home to about 60 Quarter Horses, a facet of the farm that Pete is also very proud of. “Shaun and Anita are the reasons we are in the Quarter

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Thoroughbred Farms In California Cont’d. Horse business. I am really a Thoroughbred guy but we’ve had so much success with Quarter Horses because of them. We foaled, raised, broke, trained and raced Flying Fig, the two-year-old filly champion of 2010. She is one of five world champions whom Shaun has been associated with during his career. He added, “What helped put us on the map was actually one of those champions, Griswold. His loss to Valiant Pete, a Thoroughbred, in a match race at Santa Anita in April of 1991, was a great event even though it was one of the worst defeats, and worst moments, of my life. It helped cement our relationship with Ed Allred and really opened up a lot of doors for us as we met a lot of people. Like another champion of ours, Apprehend, he was by Meridoc who we still had breeding mares the year before he died at the age of 32 in 2009.” Though not a Quarter Horse, another of the farm’s favorite homebreds was His Legacy. The 1985 gelding was a three-time stakes winner at California Cup who died in October of 2011, just four months after his longtime pasture mate Griswold also passed away. Passion & Pride In closing, Pete said, “The fact that I am on the boards of both the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) and Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) has helped me understand what these groups do, the work

and effort they put in to make this industry succeed. There are so many great people in this industry who need to be recognized for what they have accomplished. “I think that the CTBA’s board of directors deserve a tremendous amount of credit for not only putting together the Maiden Bonus Program, but also being able to work with Martin Panza, Hollywood Park’s Racing Secretary, and his vision of how we could stimulate the California-bred program of stakes races, which evolved into the current Golden State Series. If it was also not for the people who are breeding Calbreds, we would not have a circuit in California today, because a majority of the horses who run here are Cal-breds. “If I didn’t have a passion for this game, I would not be in it. I’m lucky to have both the financial means and the help of a lot of people to play at such a high level. I can’t do this by myself, I can’t do it without Shaun and Anita, I can’t do it without the gallop boys, I can’t do it without the other staff here. I have to rely on all these great people. I set policy; this is what I want, and this is how I want it done. If we can get it done, perfect, but if not, then I will adjust. “I really have been blessed in a lot of ways throughout my career. Parr Lumber Company and its staff have given me the opportunity to do this because this is not a thriving money-maker. They afforded me the luxury of doing this.” Of his beautifully landscaped farm, Pete concluded, “Legacy Ranch is a place that I’m very, very proud to own. Through a lot of hard work, a lot of luck and a lot of good people surrounding us, we have been fortunate to be able to enjoy this and will hopefully be able to enjoy it for many years to come.”

LEGACY RANCH FACT-FILE Owners: Pete & Evelyn Parrella Farm Manager: Shaun Hadley Office Manager: Cathy Durfey Physical Address: 21455 Clements Road, Lodi, California, 95240 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 538, Clements, California 95227 Telephone: (209) 759-3315 Fax: (209) 759-3428 Web Site: www.legacy-ranch-inc.com E-Mail Address: legacyranchnorth@aol.com Services: Breeding, Boarding, Breaking, Training, Lay-Ups & Sales Preparation Stallion Papa Clem (Smart Strike) ..........................$6,500 Live Foal

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Thoroughbred Population (June 2013): Stallion ...............................................................................1 Broodmares .....................................................................50 Weanlings.........................................................................40 Yearlings...........................................................................39 Horses Of Racing Age ....................................................32 Lay-Ups ............................................................................20 Total .................................................................182

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2013 Elusive Warning Foals

Elusive Warning– Ambitious Angel, by Slew of Angels Colt Foaled May 4, 2013 Bred by Cal and Jill Fischer

Elusive Warning– Birdinexcess, by Birdonthewire Colt Foaled May 15, 2013 Bred by Cal and Jill Fischer

Elusive Warning– Swiss Please, by Swiss Yodeler Colt Foaled March 29, 2013 Bred by Cal and Jill Fischer

California-Bred Foals

Elusive Warning– Dancin Music, by Lil Tyler Filly Foaled April 28, 2013 Bred by Cal and Jill Fischer

Elusive Warning– G Ma, by Valid Wager Filly Foaled April 24, 2013 Bred by Cal and Jill Fischer

Elusive Warning– Sparkling Fox, by Foxhound Filly Foaled March 17, 2013 Bred by Cal and Jill Fischer

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2013 Old English Rancho Foals California-Bred Foals

Big Bad Leroybrown– Mesaatmimiscafe Colt Foaled April 12, 2013 Bred by Old English Rancho

Big Bad Leroybrown– Affectionatelyours Colt Foaled March 31, 2013 Bred by Old English Rancho

Vronsky– Allswellthatnswell Filly Foaled March 31, 2013 Bred by Old English Rancho

Vronsky– Perfectly Perfect Colt Foaled March 3, 2013 Bred by Old English Rancho

Cyclotron– Little Boss Chick Colt Foaled April 3,a2013 Bred by Headley/Molasky

Cyclotron– Zilla Filly Foaled April 4, 2013 Bred by Headley/Yu

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2013 Paradise Road Ranch Foals

California-Bred Foals

Run Brother Ron– Chalet Chanteuse Colt Foaled April 25, 2013 Bred by George and Mary Clare Schmitt

All About Dreams– Halekou Girl Colt Foaled May 5, 2013 Bred by Herb Moniz/ Paradise Road Ranch

Brave Cat– Eight Times Eight Filly Foaled March 23, 2013 Bred by George and Mary Clare Schmitt

Mesa Thunder– Ghost of Versailles Filly Foaled April 26, 2013 Bred by Herb Moniz/ Paradise Road Ranch

Mesa Thunder– Pansamante Colt Foaled March 17, 2013 Bred by Filip Racing LLC

Run Brother Ron– Renegade Cat Colt Foaled April 14, 2013 Bred by George and Mary Clare Schmitt

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CTBA Member Profile

Steve Young: Cautiously Optimistic

by EMILY SHIELDS Two years before he became a California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (CTBA) member in 1982, Steve Young claimed his first racehorse. He went in on the horse, a 1976 Sir Ivor gelding named Garfield, with two partners, but wasn’t even present for the race. Young was in Tahoe for a wedding, but slipped away to a sports book to bet the subsequent acquisition. Garfield won, and Young made back enough money to cover his part of the claim. “And ever since then,” Young said, “I’ve always kept a claimer or two.” Young, whose Allan Company grew from a simple recycler business into a scrap paper giant, was able to cut back on work when his son took over as CEO, and to fill the extra time, Young continued to add horses to his stable. He currently has 12 on the track, but not all of them are claimers. One of his horses is the graded stakes winner Tiz a Minister, who is a far cry from a claimer. Tiz a Minister was bred by Rex and Nancy Dahlberg’s Dahlberg Farms LLC, a 70-acre operation in San Miguel, California. Their unraced Cee’s Tizzy mare Tiz a Mistress, a homebred for the Dahlbergs, foaled the son of Ministers Wild Cat on Feb. 8, 2010. They entered

him into the 2011 Barretts January Mixed Sale, where the colt didn’t achieve his reserve at a recorded bid of $2,700. He did sell for $6,500 to Simon Hudy at the 2011 Barretts October Yearling Sale, and perhaps he would have brought more if sold in another year. This season, colts out of Cee’s Tizzy mares are in vogue; Oxbow, out of the Cee’s Tizzy mare Tizamazing, won the $1 million Preakness Stakes (grade I) in May. Tiz a Minister made two starts for Hudy, debuting on July 15, 2012, when finishing third in a five-furlong sprint at Betfair Hollywood Park. In his second start, at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Aug. 2, Tiz a Minister rallied to be second behind the subsequent 2012 California Champion TwoYear-Old Male, Monument. Both colts carried a $40,000 claiming tag that day, and Young brought Tiz a Minister home. “(Trainer) Paul (Aguirre) knows that I’m ‘available’ for claims, and he thought there was a good chance the horse could break his maiden in a straight Cal-bred maiden race,” Young recalled. “He had a good Digest number and had run a good race in his debut, so it wasn’t ten minutes before I called Paul

Tiz A Minister—$300,500 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes—January 26, 2013

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back and said, ‘Let’s take him!’ We had no idea he was going to turn out like this.” However, Tiz a Minister continued to struggle to break his maiden. He closed to be second in his third lifetime start, ran flatly to be fifth next out, but then showed promise on the grass at Santa Anita Park when rallying from second last in a 12-horse field to be the runner-up behind future stakes winner Avare. Back on the main all-weather Cushion Track surface at Hollywood Park, Tiz a Minister finally put it all together in start number six. Jockey Tyler Baze was up, and guided Tiz a Minister from sixth to first with a furious rush. “When Tyler got off, he said, ‘This guy can really run,’” Young recalled. “And Paul said, ‘We’re going to win a stake with this horse.’” The excited talk didn’t faze Young. “Trainers tend to get a little exuberant sometimes and don’t see things as they should. The final time wasn’t special and I didn’t think too much on the win. I am fairly optimistic, but I don’t get too excited.” After finishing fourth in Hollywood’s $200,000 King Glorious Stakes on Dec. 16, Tiz a Minister missed by a half-length to Greeley Awesome in a Santa Anita turf contest. “We had a rough trip that day, wide on all turns, and just got beat by one of Doug O’Neill’s horses. I have horses with Doug, and his brother Dennis told me they were going to send that horse up North to run.” Greeley Awesome won next out at Golden Gate Fields. Things looked bleak when conditions for the $300,500 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes came up very wet on Jan. 26, 2013, but Tiz a Minister didn’t seem to mind. He stormed home from last to win by 1 1/4 lengthsr, defeating subsequent stakes winners Omega Star and Surfcup at odds of 9-1. “I didn’t expect him to win, but he came flying,” Young said. “We immediately went and nominated for the Triple Crown.” In two attempts to collect points towards the Kentucky Derby, Tiz a Minister finished third in Santa Anita’s $300,750 San Felipe Stakes (grade II) and then fourth in

the $750,750 Santa Anita Derby (grade I). In retrospect, Young feels that Tiz a Minister may have been suffering from a foot injury at the time, which was confirmed after a dull third place finish against state-breds in the $300,000 Snow Chief Stakes at Hollywood on April 27. “He didn’t close like he normally does, and only really ran for a few yards. The next day, an abscess popped out, and although we were eighteenth on the points list and could have gone to the Derby, we told them we couldn’t come and let the foot heal up.” The time off was exactly what Tiz a Minister needed. He was the 5-1 fourth choice in the wagering when he returned to the track in the grade III, $100,750 Affirmed Handicap at Hollywood on June 2, but he rallied from last to win by a length under jockey Corey Nakatani. “He got inside horses and didn’t hesitate to pass them,” Young said. “He’s learned something about racing.” Tiz a Minister has earned $420,780 with three wins, four seconds and three thirds in 13 starts. Young, who races under the banner S.A.Y. Racing LLC, has a host of other successful runners currently on the track. His charges include Jesse’s Giacomo, a three-time winner this year, the February 2013 winner Zippingaroundtown, and he also has an interest in Deputy Striker, a comebacking full-brother to the 2007 and 2008 Eclipse Horse of the Year, Curlin. He has a handful of broodmares and foals out at both Harris Farms in Coalinga and NexStar Ranch in Temecula. Young was quick to praise both farms, calling Sommer Smith and Dave Showalter of NexStar Ranch and David McGlothlin of Harris, “reliable, honest, quality horsemen.” As for Tiz a Minister, Young is looking forward to the July 4 Swaps Stakes (grade II) worth $150,000 with cautious optimism. “I felt a lot better after the Affirmed,” he said. “He’s had thirteen tough races in a year, and gives his all every time. He’s a quality horse and does well on all surfaces including mud, but he’s also kind of a goofball. We just want him to stay sound and competitive.”

Tiz A Minister—Grade III Affirmed Handicap—June 2, 2013

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Industry Insight

Taking The Reins

by LISA GROOTHEDDE industry fund that will enable us to purchase Established in 1993, Thoroughbred Owners and build more stabling in the future. of California (TOC) is the state’s official The next two years will be less convenient organization serving Thoroughbred owners. than having Hollywood Park open, but when On June 16, the organization came under new we get through it, we will have the funds to leadership. create more permanent stabling. For our Taking the reins as TOC President is Joe owners to be confident in investing in Morris, a University of Maine graduate and longtime horse owner whose professional California racing, this is critical. experience includes executive positions TOC President CTBA: What are the most important with the National Thoroughbred Racing Joe Morris legislative issues currently facing CaliforAssociation (NTRA) and Thoroughbred Times. Most recently, he served as General Manager of Golden nia’s Thoroughbred industry? Gate Fields and Vice President of Operations and Sales for Morris: Any legislation that could create more revenue for The Stronach Group. our industry is important. Our industry has been shut out During his first week on the job, Morris discussed several from the slots revenue. We need to make sure if either sports important issues facing TOC, the California Thoroughbred wagering or online poker is passed, we are a part of the bill. Breeders Association (CTBA) and the California Thoroughbred industry as a whole, including the pending CTBA: Santa Anita Park will become the first closure of Betfair Hollywood Park in December 2013. racetrack to host three consecutive editions of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in 2014. Would CTBA: Of your many professional experiences in the you support Santa Anita being named as the permanent Thoroughbred racing industry, which do you believe host of the Breeders’ Cup; why or why not? have best prepared you for your new role with TOC? Morris: I always say my three favorite holidays are ThanksMorris: I have had the good fortune of working around giving, Christmas and Breeders’ Cup. Breeders’ Cup is two horses my whole life, including currently owning a small of my favorite days of the year with the great race cards they horse ranch. The two positions that I can draw upon the put together. I think it is great that Santa Anita has most are my time as a President of NTRA Purchasing and received it three years in a row, and I am in favor of it as a General Manager of Golden Gate Fields. While at staying in California, at Santa Anita or Del Mar. It is good NTRA, I visited and worked with over 30 farms and all for the California horse industry to get the national and tracks in California with the Group Benefits Program. At international exposure from this event. Golden Gate, I worked directly with owners and trainers as we turned Golden Gate Fields back to a success story. Both CTBA: How can TOC best attract and retain new positions gave me a good background of owners’ issues, as owners to the California Thoroughbred industry? well as racetrack issues. Morris: Working with the racetracks and trainers, we need to put together an owner recruitment program. Different CTBA: What are the top challenges currently facing versions of this have been tried in the past with varying the Thoroughbred racing industry in California? degrees of success. If done properly, the tracks will get new Morris: The biggest short-term challenge is the closing of customers and the trainers will get new owners, meaning Hollywood Park. We, as an industry, need to work through new members for TOC. We need to restore the racing a new racing schedule and need to find new stabling. If this experience at the track as a fun place for owners to be and challenge is not worked through properly, it will affect our to bring family and friends. long-term success. Long term, our biggest challenge is recruiting more horses and owners to race in California. CTBA: What are the most positive areas for growth within the California Thoroughbred industry? CTBA: The upcoming closure of Hollywood Park will Morris: This year, Santa Anita and Golden Gate have not only have a tremendous impact on the California concluded race meets with handle higher than last year, and racing calendar, but will necessitate different regional Hollywood Park is also currently ahead in handle. If the stabling options for horses in training. What are the most tracks continue to enhance the customer experience, this important factors for any facility to be able to step up upward trend can continue. And with a strong breeding and fill this imminent stabling gap? program, owners continuing to invest in California racing Morris: We have said all along that stabling needs to be and a strong recruitment program, we should start to see our safe, and it needs to be affordable. We need to establish an horse population grow again. 26 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED • JULY 2013

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The Grade California-Breds

Summer Hit: Another Fruitful Find

by JERRY KLEIN On May 27, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer completed a remarkable double. Not only did he win graded stakes races on both coasts, but he did it with horses he had acquired immediately after their initial starts. An hour after Florida-bred Sahara Sky won the grade I, $750,000 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park in New York, California-bred Summer Hit delivered a decisive front-running victory in the grade III, $100,000 All American Stakes at Golden Gate Fields. Both winners were purchased privately; Sahara Sky after his winning debut for a $20,000 tag at Delta Downs in Louisiana on Nov. 26, 2010, and Summer Hit after he made a successful first public appearance in $12,500 claiming company at Golden Gate on Jan. 21, 2012. Hollendorfer paid Salvador Naranjo four times the claiming price for the son of Bertrando after the latter’s trainer, Candelario Villamar, won a shake following the race. “I didn’t have a claim in but he looked like a nice prospect,” Hollendorfer said at the time. Nice prospect, indeed. The win in the 1 1/16-mile All American was the gelding’s sixth in 10 starts for Hollendorfer, his second stakes triumph and first graded tally. Though running well in his first four races—all sprints—for his new connections, Summer Hit has been almost unbeatable around two turns, only falling a neck short in the grassy $100,000 San Francisco Mile Stakes (grade III) on April 27. Jockey Russell Baze used Summer Hit’s natural speed to good advantage, leaving alertly from the fourth stall and zipping away to a two-length lead while setting lukewarm fractions of :48.70 and 1:12.87 through six furlongs on the all-weather Tapeta surface. “Those were reasonable for this horse,” Baze said afterward. “He carries his speed all the way to the wire. It’s hard to beat a horse when he can carry his speed that well. He’s great to ride. All you have to do is stay out of his way.” Handicappers felt 6-5 favorite’s competition would be the

dual grade II winner Tres Borrachos, but that southland shipper never took to the track according to his rider Joe Steiner. Instead, it was Hudson Landing, winner of last year’s edition of the All American, who advanced strongly on the far turn but he could only chase the winner home, falling short by three quarters of a length without ever looking a menace. Administer closed for a non-threatening third while Tres Borrachos trailed the eight-horse field. Final time for the 8 1/2 furlongs was 1:44.09. Summer Hit was bred by Kenneth and Janice Heidt out of the four-time winner Mia F Eighteen, by Tough Knight. He is one of the 19-year-old mare’s five winners, including multiple stakes winner Starbird Road. Bertrando, a $3,185,610-earner who spent the majority of his stud career at River Edge Farm in Buellton, was pensioned after standing the 2011 season at Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona. The son of Skywalker ranks seventh among California sires in 2013 earnings and has 56 stakes winners to his credit. The victory elevated Summer Hit’s record to 11-7-2-2 and increased his earnings to $281,835. Hollendorfer was unsure of Summer Hit’s next start but with graded stakes credentials on both turf and all-weather, the lightly raced four-year-old will likely return to southern California with the $300,000 Shoemaker Mile (grade I) on June 29, as a possibility. The Hall of Fame conditioner has found numerous other nice prospects. Minutes after Summer Hit’s smasher, he sent out Cal-bred Halo Dolly, purchased following her third race and a grade II winner of more than $700,000 since, to run fourth in the Gamely Stakes (grade I) at Betfair Hollywood Park. And then there was Blind Luck. Also bought privately after a debut win in $40,000 company at Calder Race Course in Florida, she went on to win $3,279,520 and an Eclipse Award as the 2010 Champion Three-Year-Old Filly.

Grade III All American Stakes Golden Gate Fields—May 27, 2013

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Tiz A Minister: A Stylish Redemption

The Grade California-Breds

by EMILY SHIELDS As California-bred Tiz a Minister came charging down the stretch along the rail to capture the grade III, $100,750 Affirmed Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park on June 2, it seemed as though the three-year-old colt was racing for redemption by outrunning a series of setbacks. First there was the failed journey down the Triple Crown Trail, followed by a dull third as the heavy favorite in Hollywood Park’s $300,000 Snow Chief Stakes on April 27. Lastly, there was the diagnosis of a hoof bruise, which had been plaguing the colt all spring. During the race, Tiz a Minister’s rebirth seemed unlikely. Hollywood track announcer Vic Stauffer called, “If Tiz a Minister wins the 35th Affirmed Stakes he will make up 15 lengths and he’ll do it in the final half mile. . .” as the dark bay colt and jockey Corey Nakatani loafed well back behind in the eight-horse field. However, Nakatani wasn’t concerned with their position; front-running favorite Manando was setting a solid pace, and although still well behind at the top of the stretch, Tiz a Minister was ready to respond. The son of Tommy Town Thoroughbreds’ Ministers Wild Cat catapulted past horses in the lane, surprising Stauffer by entering the picture in the final strides and rushing past the 2012 grade III-winning Florida-bred Den’s Legacy to win by a length. Manando held for third, a further three quarters of a length back, while this year’s El Camino Real Derby (grade III) winner Dice Flavor finished fourth. Tiz a Minister finished the 1 1/16-mile contest on the main all-weather Cushion Track surface in a final time of 1:45.79. Trainer Paul Aguirre, who conditions Tiz a Minister for Steve Young’s S.A.Y. Racing LLC, was quick to praise Nakatani’s timing. “I told (him) that was a great Calvin

Borel imitation,” Aguirre joked. “That ride was definitely the difference between winning and losing.” Tiz a Minister has done his share of both winning and losing, amassing a record of three wins, four seconds and three thirds in 13 starts. He won the $300,500 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes in the slop at Santa Anita Park on Jan. 26, but finished third in March’s grade II San Felipe Stakes and fourth in April’s grade I Santa Anita Derby in his attempt to get into the Kentucky Derby. Tiz a Minister has now earned $420,780, and is looking ahead to Hollywood’s $150,000 Swaps Stakes (grade II) on July 4, as his next start, but there are plenty of other options ahead. He has run well on grass before, and the sophomore turf series at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club may be a possibility. Young didn’t always own Tiz a Minister; he claimed the colt for $40,000 at Del Mar on Aug. 2, 2012. Before that, Simon Hudy owned the future stakes winner, having purchased him for $6,500 out of the 2011 Barretts October Yearling Sale. The Dahlberg Farms LLC of Rex and Nancy Dahlberg bred Tiz a Minister out of the couple’s unraced Cee’s Tizzy mare Tiz a Mistress, who has produced three winners from three foals to race. Tiz a Mistress’ first foal is Tiz a Brite Miss, a three-time winner by High Brite born in 2008. Her second, a 2009 Benchmark gelding named Churchbob, won his debut on April 21 at Sun Downs in the state of Washington. Churchbob annihilated the field by 9 1/4 lengths, and is working at Emerald Downs for his second start. Richard Barton bred Tiz a Mistress’ 2013 offspring, her first since foaling Tiz a Minister in 2010. The foal is a colt by Prime Timber.

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Grade III Affirmed Handicap Betfair Hollywood Park—June 2, 2013

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Racing In Southern California

Cal-Bred Fillies Just Keep On Winning

by RUDI GROOTHEDDE three in her native land during 2005, who unfortunately died in 2010. A Milestone To Remember Vessels Stallion Farm’s 2013 freshman stallion Square Eddie was accredited with his first stakes winner when the $100,250 Cinderella Stakes was won by two-year-old Sprouts on June 15. In her third consecutive start on Hollywood Park’s main all-weather Cushion Track surface, the bay parlayed a 5 1/2-length victory at 4 1/2 furlongs on May 16, as the initial winner for her sire, into a 5 1/2-furlong win by 3 1/2 lengths. Drawn outside in the field of six runners, she jumped alertly under Mario Gutierrez who then let her enjoy a stalking trip just one length behind the two frontrunners, eventual runner-up Pleasant Miss and even-money favorite On the Backstreets. From this three-wide position, the 3-1 third choice in the wagering then took command coming into the stretch and stopped the clock in 1:05.45 at the wire. With this latest $60,000 in earnings, the Paul Reddam homebred boasts a bankroll of $92,240 from a 3-2-0-0 record. Trained by Edward Freeman, Sprouts has improved leaps and bounds since her April 26 debut when she could only finish fifth, 4 1/4 lengths behind fellow Cal-bred Time for Angie who took third in the Cinderella, a race now won by 32 Cal-breds in its 51-year history. Sprouts is the second foal and winner out of group IIIplaced Ann Summers Gold, a 10-year-old daughter of Yankee Victor whose other two offspring are a yearling filly and a 2013 colt who are both by Square Eddie, a grade I winner at two by the nation’s twice leading sire Smart Strike.

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A couple of California-bred fillies won open stakes races at Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood within the span of a week during last month. The Hot Streak Continues On June 9, four-year-old Unusual Hottie completed a hat trick of wins with a 1 1/4-length victory over grade IIIplaced Customer Base in the eighth edition of the $90,370 Redondo Beach Stakes for distaffers three-year-old and up. As the 3-1 favorite in this one-mile turf test, the bay daughter of Harris Farms’ Unusual Heat, California’s leading sire since 2008, broke well from post position five in the 11strong field before settling in fifth. As much as seven lengths adrift of the pacesetter Morocco Moon (GB), who was then joined by Appealing (Ire) and eventual third-placed finisher Sugarinthemorning, she hugged the rail into the first turn and along the backstretch before making a move on the far turn. After racing threewide in a line of four horses at the top of the stretch, the Jeff Mullins trainee then sped away with Joe Talamo in the irons to record a final winning time of 1:34.59 for a $56,850 payday. The winner of the $100,500 Fran’s Valentine Stakes for runners bred and sired in California at the same course and distance in her previous start on May 18, Unusual Hottie has now earned $346,348 from 14 trips to post, including seven wins from the age of two to four and three seconds and two thirds. Bred in California by Ali Nilforushan Equestrian LLC, she is the first of only two foals out of Ski Champ’s Branco Como Neve (Brz), a group Iplaced stakes winner at

Unusual Hottie—$90,370 Redondo Beach Stakes—June 9, 2013

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Sprouts—$100,250 Cinderella Stakes—June 15, 2013

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Northern California Report

Cal-Bred Duo Strike Gold In June

by JERRY KLEIN Harbor two-year-old colt Latitudefortytwo is currently in training. Unusual Way has earned $372,110 for Edward Brown and Philip Lebherz on a 10-4-3-1 record. A Grass Guru The following Sunday, Donald Dizney’s homebred Surfcup took a short advantage leaving the gate in the $100,000 Silky Sullivan Stakes, galloped through moderate fractions in company with Heat Streaker, who pushed the pace from the inside, then drew away turning for home to post a workmanlike one-length victory. Gervinho, making his first start since an excellent effort in November’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, closed well for second with Tebows Big Play third. Surfcup, a son of Unusual Heat trained by Bob Baffert, entered the Silky Sullivan with strong turf credentials, having posted a first-out win and an allowance score on two different grass courses. Piloted by Russell Baze, he was sent off as the 4-5 choice after having won the $300,000 Snow Chief Stakes during Hollywood Park’s California XIV Gold Rush day on April 27. “As advertised, he was the best horse in the race,” Baze said upon dismounting. “I never had any concerns. Bob sent the horse up ready and all had to do was be a good passenger. It felt like I had a lot on tap and when I asked him, he just accelerated away from them.” Said Victor Espinoza, aboard the Carla Gaines-conditioned Gervinho. “He ran great but it was a slow pace and there was nothing I could do. We’ll be ready for the next one.” Surfcup is the first foal to race from Omi Princess, a daughter of Runaway Groom who won four of 17 starts for Dizney, including three turf races. He has now banked $335,800 on a record of 7-4-0-1. The time of the race over a firm turf course was 1:37.54, slightly slower than Unusual Way’s posting of 1:36.81 set eight days earlier in similar conditions and carrying an identical weight.

Unusual Way—$100,000 Campanile Stakes—June 1, 2013

Surfcup—$100,000 Silky Sullivan Stakes—June 9, 2013

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The two races that comprise Golden Gate Fields’ portion of the annual Golden State Series reinforced two truisms of California racing: 1) sons and daughters of Harris Farms’ Unusual Heat excel on turf; and 2) controlling speed is critical on all surfaces. Way Too Good On Saturday, June 1, Unusual Way, a three-year-old daughter of Unusual Heat making her first start on the greensward, lead for most of the one-mile $100,000 Campanile Stakes for sophomore fillies, drawing away late for a 2 1/4-length victory. The Jeff Bonde trainee stumbled slightly at the start and was out-gunned to the first turn by Adriatic Skye but she held the rail and drew level as the seven-horse field entered the backstretch. From there, she gradually extended her lead under jockey Russell Baze. “I was lucky enough to get a clean trip,” the rider said afterward. “She was in control. She acclimated herself well. It could have got a little dicey on the first turn but she doesn’t mind going right up there on the fence.” After a debut win at Betfair Hollywood Park on May 5, 2012, Unusual Way was unplaced in two stakes and sent north, where she won Santa Rosa’s $75,300 Wine Country Debutante Stakes. She then took the $99,500 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Filly Sprint Preview Stakes at Santa Anita Park and earned checks in two state-bred stakes as well as the Sunland Park Oaks in New Mexico. “She kinda got sour so we brought her up here and the rest is history,” Bonde said. “When you have rich California-bred races all on dirt, it makes sense to run there. This is the first time it made sense to run her on the grass, but watch out Del Mar Oaks.” Unusual Way was bred by Thomas Bachman and sold at the 2011 Barretts October Yearling Sale for $65,000. She is out of the multiple stakes-placed Great Above mare Way Up who also foaled stakes-placed Wavy Lass. Her Rockport

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Another Man’s Treasure

Cal-Breds Start Strong At TCHS Series

by MARCIE HEACOX dam is the Northern Baby mare Imagry, who was winless in four starts. None of her four offspring have won a race. In the arena, however, Stone Cold Angel was oblivious of his humble beginnings. He won the .95 meter division, and among horses registered with the Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP), he was High Point Champion of jumpers, young jumpers and low (below 1.20 meters) jumpers. Trainer and rider Shauna Pennell-Wilson said she was impressed by Stone Cold Angel, who’s been in jump training since early last year and was making his competitive debut. “I didn’t expect him to do so well at his first show,” she said. “He came back thinking he was a great show horse. He learned so much.” Stone Cold Angel is owned by Nicole Schwartz, founder and event director of the TCHS series and board president of the non-profit Neigh Savers Foundation, one of the participating aftercare organizations. She said the first show was a “phenomenal success.” “It was really an amazing thing, unlike anything I’ve ever experienced,” Schwartz said. “(Participants) were thanking us, they were proud to be a part of it, they wanted to support us and they couldn’t wait to come back for the next show.” The next round of TCHS competition will be held at the same location on July 27-28, with a finale on November 23-24 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank. At the latter, organizers hope to do a before-and-after highlight of Liberian Freighter, Stone Cold Angel and other participants to raise awareness of Thoroughbreds’ post-racing options. “To me it doesn’t matter if they won a million dollars at the track or they won nothing,” Schwartz said. “The fact that these horses have potential and opportunity to have a career after racing is the most significant thing.”

Stone Cold Angel

Liberian Freighter

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Two California-bred geldings with disparate racing careers recently came together for the common cause of promoting post-racing careers for Thoroughbreds. Liberian Freighter and Stone Cold Angel were among the notable winners in the April 20-21 premiere of the Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS) Series sponsored by the Siegel-CARMA Foundation. More than 75 horses competed in the event held at the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano. Liberian Freighter won over fences and under saddle in the hunter-jumper division. The eight-year-old dark bay or brown gelding earned $759,090 while winning 10 of 33 races under the tutelage of National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame trainer Neil Drysdale. His six stakes victories include the grade II Oak Tree Mile Stakes, grade II Arcadia Stakes and grade III Inglewood Handicap. He’s sired by Bertrando, a five-time leading stallion in California. Liberian Freighter’s dam is the unraced Slewpy mare Anachristina, who has produced seven additional winning progeny, including stakes winner Frankelstein and stakes-placed Taro. Liberian Freighter’s match was arranged by the late Ed Nahem. It had been less than eight months since Liberian Freighter last raced, but New Cuyama-based trainer and rider Kristin Hardin was able to get the best out of her new pupil. She’s also shaping another Drysdale-trained graded stakes winner—Bourbon Bay—for a possible appearance later in the TCHS series. Far from the stakes ranks was Stone Cold Angel, aka “Noah,” who was second-to-last and then last in two racing attempts at Los Alamitos Race Course during 2008. The nine-year-old bay gelding earned only the automatic $150 nomination refund in each race, for career earnings of $300. He was bred by Madera Thoroughbreds, the farm where his sire, Slew of Angels, stood. Stone Cold Angel’s

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A Blast From The Past

A Kiss For Luck: A Lasting Legend

by JACKIE BARNES On June 15, 2013, Betfair Hollywood Park’s grade I, $250,000 Vanity Handicap celebrated its 72nd running. The 1 1/8-mile race has been won by such greats at threetime winner Zenyatta and two-time winner Azeri, both Eclipse Horses of the Year, along with such top Californiabreds as Nashoba’s Key, Gourmet Girl and Honeymoon. This year marks the 30th anniversary of fellow Cal-bred A Kiss for Luck’s victory for trainer Jerry Fanning and owner Craig B. Singer in the 42nd edition of the Vanity (grade I) worth $200,000 on July 17, 1983. A Kiss for Luck, by Reflected Glory out of Dusty Canyon’s 1971 stakes winner Painted Flag, was foaled at leading California breeder Dr. Jim Buell’s Rancho Jonata in Buellton on Jan. 9, 1979. She was sold as a weanling at the that year’s Keeneland Fall Mixed Sale for $35,000 to Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, who purchased her for his son Jeff. A Kiss for Luck’s purchase price not only represented almost twice the sale’s average for weanlings, but more than three times the national average. The ever-astute Lukas, who had the filly for her first three starts, was aware early of her exceptional ability. A Kiss for Luck won by 2 1/2 lengths first time out at Hollywood Park on May 15, 1981, then came back to run third in the Cinderella Stakes and second in the Nursery Stakes. Soon afterward, she was sold privately to businessman Craig B. Singer who moved her to the Jerry Fanning barn. In her second start for the new connections, A Kiss for Luck got her first of six career stakes wins in the $37,450 CTBA Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on July 24. On Oct. 7, she won the grade III, $55,350 Anoakia Stakes

A Kiss For Luck—Grade I Vanity Handicap—July 17, 1983

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during Santa Anita Park’s Oak Tree Racing Association meet. Her juvenile season ended with a rousing victory in the $116,800 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes at Santa Anita on Dec. 31. A Kiss for Luck was named the 1981 California Champion Two-Year-Old Female with earnings of $267,924 from a record of 11-4-3-2. She became the third champion juvenile filly, along with Hot n Nasty and Hazel R., bred in California by Dr. Buell. Her sire Reflected Glory was the leading juvenile sire of 1981. Her sophomore season was not outstanding but she did win the $64,250 Pasadena Stakes at Santa Anita while placing in three other black-type events. On March 12, 1983, four-year-old A Kiss for Luck won the $45,850 Daddy’s Datsun Invitational Handicap at Golden Gate Fields, before taking a shot at the Vanity four starts later. A stellar field of 11, including the previous year’s winner Sangue (Ire) and eventual grade I winner Try Something New, made it one of the most contentious fields of the meet. Even with such a talented group, the race outcome was never in doubt as A Kiss for Luck’s Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron sent her straight to the front and never looked back. In complete command, she drew away to win by 4 1/2 lengths in 1:49 1/5. Now with a $542,124 bankroll, A Kiss for Luck passed fellow local champion Fabulous Notion for second spot on the list of the all-time leading Cal-bred distaffers by earnings, led by the 1980 and 1981 California champion and $582,250-earner Princess Karenda. Then on Nov. 7, A Kiss for Luck’s runner-up finish in the $39,000 Chapman Handicap at Los Alamitos Race Course gave her the top spot with $582,896 in earnings. However, this achievement only lasted through the end of that month, when a stakes win by Fabulous Notion put her in the number one spot with a total of $688,253. A Kiss for Luck made her last start in December of 1983, to finish with a lifetime record of 37-8-7-7 and $588,896 before starting a breeding career that proved very successful. Of the 12 foals she produced, all 11 of them who started were winners, including her 1994 filly Golden Cherry who won a stakes race in Japan during 2000. But it was her third foal Kiss for Six, a two-time winner by Saratoga Six, who has elevated the family name to the top again. Her sixth foal Alphabet Kisses won the grade I, $250,000 La Brea Stakes for three-year-old fillies in December of 2004.

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Focus On The Future

Kent Sweezey: From The Blue Grass To California

by EMILY SHIELDS

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Kentucky-bred Kent Sweezey was practically born on a Thoroughbred farm, and always knew that farm life in the Blue Grass was his ultimate goal. So how did the 27-yearold end up loving work on the racetrack in California? Like many industry folk, Sweezey had racing in his blood. His father, Wayne, got his major break by selling a Nijinksy II colt for $1.7 million during his inaugural year as the Sales Director at Darby Dan Farm in Lexington. Soon, Wayne was managing the entire farm, and eventually became the General Manager and a partner, turning the operation from a family breeding farm into a large, commercial success. Wayne’s wife Cathy, a trainer, opened a boutique farm in 2001, and, in 2009, she and Wayne launched their Timber Town Stable. That's how Sweezey came to spend summers on the farms, helping with yearling preparation. He spent some time at Keeneland, but only as part of the sales. Racing seemed like a foreign concept, something that happened later, after you sold a horse. While hosting an intern from Ireland, Sweezey learned about the Irish National Stud course, an equine training program that began in 1971. The course teaches hands-on horse care to young adults, and Sweezey was accepted to spend six months in Ireland. While there, the farm had a yearling son of Cape Cross (Ire) who became the six-time group I winner and $6,797,494-earner, Sea the Stars (Ire). After his time in Ireland, Sweezey moved to New Zealand to

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Kent Sweezey (right) with multiple group I winner Porfido (Chi) at Betfair Hollywood Park in December of 2012.

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spend six months at Windsor Park Stud, which also had an exceptional yearling on the grounds: the future 10-time group I winner and $8,696,325-earner, So You Think (NZ). After three months working sales in Australia, Sweezey returned home, managing a farm in Lexington before going to work for his father at Timber Town. “Farm life is quiet; it’s easier to have a family and you can live easily,” Sweezey said. But an invitation from trainer Christophe Clement changed his future. “He told me I had to know what it was like on the racetrack, and offered to have me work at Payson Park for the winter. I went thinking it would be just three months, but after six, I moved up to Saratoga.” After a year, Sweezey wanted to return home to his family when Clement offered one last bit of advice. “He said I couldn’t finish my time at the track without going to California first.” Sweezey ran into trainer Eoin Harty in October of 2011, and it just so happened that Harty was looking for an assistant immediately. “My favorite part about the racetrack is that the results are right in front of you in black and white,” Sweezey explained. “And I love getting the crops of two-year-olds each year, looking for your next (Kentucky) Derby horse.” Adjusting to the track was difficult for Sweezey at first. “I felt like I didn’t know much, but the bottom line is it still has four legs and you can learn just as much about running around in a circle as you can about getting mares in foal.” Sweezey has a healthy, educated array of opinions on the current issues facing the California racing industry, from the closure of Betfair Hollywood Park (the environment at San Luis Rey Downs is nice, but it could be difficult for owners to visit their horses on a regular basis) to a younger generation of owners trying to deal with an older generation of trainers (Sweezey embraces the use of Twitter and other social media for horsemen and “horses” alike). Before he goes out on his own, Sweezey is considering spending time at a bigger racing stable. “I know every horse in our barn inside and out, but we only have about 20 horses at a time,” he said. “I love California racing, there’s a good group of trainers and jockeys and incentives to breed here. I love everything except the traffic.” And that is how a Kentucky farm boy became a California racetracker.

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Horse Care

Bio-Mechanical Efficiency In The Equine Athlete

by HEATHER SMITH THOMAS The horse is an amazing athlete, with great speed and endurance considering his body size and weight. For the past 25 years, researchers have been examining and evaluating what makes the equine locomotive system so efficient for racing. Hilary Clayton, BVMS, PhD, (Michigan State University) defines biomechanical efficiency as the efficiency of converting chemical energy from food into mechanical energy as locomotion—and function of the limbs that allows the animal to move as far or as fast as possible for the smallest amount of food intake (like a fuel-efficient vehicle). Unique structural arrangements make leg movement more efficient, such as being able to use elastic springs (tendons) instead of having to use fuel energy in the muscles. Being able to use the leverage of the leg is another factor— having a long leg to push against the ground. Energy Efficient Leg Movement One thing that aids biomechanical efficiency is the way the horse swings his legs forward. “Energy is needed to accelerate the leg and then decelerate it before it hits the ground. If you envision the horse on a treadmill, where the ’ground’ is moving but the horse’s body is not, the leg rotates backward underneath the stationary body as the hoof is carried back by the moving treadmill belt. He pushes off against the treadmill, then accelerates the limb through the air so that it overtakes his stationary body, and then decelerates it again, relative to his body, before it hits the treadmill belt,” says Clayton. When the horse is traveling over ground rather than on a treadmill, the hoof is stationary when it is on the ground and the body keeps moving forward. Then in the swing phase, he must move the whole leg forward faster than his body is moving before he places his foot on the ground again. “The amount of energy he uses to thrust off and swing the leg is an important factor. At the middle of its swing phase, the hoof will be moving forward at a little more than double the horse’s forward velocity. So if the horse is galloping at 40 miles per hour, the hoof is going close to 100 miles per hour during the swing phase. This includes the forward velocity of the horse’s body; there are two components to the speed the hoof is moving—the speed it is moving just because it is connected to the moving body, and the additional speed it must make as it swings forward. At a racing gallop, the horse is taking about two and a half strides per second. This means 10 times per second one of the hooves is being accelerated and decelerated,” explains Clayton. “Regarding the joints involved in swinging the leg, in the front legs it’s mainly the elbow. In the hind leg, it’s mainly the hip joint (the pivot point for the leg). The front leg is more complicated because there is no bony connec-

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tion between the front leg and the trunk.” The ribcage is slung between the front legs via muscle attachments. The muscles around the shoulder are primarily designed for stabilizing that front leg/trunk connection, and that’s why it’s the elbow that swings the leg. When the leg is on the ground, the shoulder muscles work to stabilize the leg rather than being as involved with the movement, she says. Moment Of Inertia “There are several factors that affect how much energy the horse uses to swing the leg forward. The resistance of the leg to forward movement depends on its moment of inertia. The amount of energy used to swing a leg back and forth depends on its resistance to rotation due to inertia. The moment of inertia depends on the mass of the limb and the distribution of that mass (and weight) relative to its point of rotation. It’s like swinging a baseball bat. If you pick it up by its skinny end, it’s harder to swing than if you pick it up by the larger, heavier end. So the moment of inertia reflects where the center of gravity is, relative to the pivot point. The closer you can get the center of gravity to the pivot point, the easier it is to swing the leg because there is less weight farther out,” she explains. How the leg is structured (conformation of the leg and body) will make a big difference. “This is why all the big muscle masses are high on the limbs, and only lightweight structures—tendons and bone—are present in the lower limb below the knees and hocks. The largest muscles in the front limb are around the shoulder and elbow, with smaller muscles on the forearm. Below the knee there is virtually no muscle tissue.” Long tendons transmit the forces from the muscles to the lower limb. Tendons are much lighter than muscles. Thus the front cannon, pastern and hoof account for less than one percent of the horse’s weight, says Clayton. The horse has a single toe, which is lighter than a cloven hoof. As the early horse evolved, his multiple toes were reduced to one. “Regarding weight, we have to be concerned about what we put onto the horse’s legs,” she says. If we put wraps, protective boots or shoes on, we are adding more weight way down on the leg, which makes the swing phase of the stride more energy consuming. “The horse can easily carry the same amount of weight on a saddle pad, and he uses much less energy to compensate for it than if you put the weight on his shoes. That’s why aluminum shoes are used on racing Thoroughbreds,” she says. “Another thing horses do to aid locomotive efficiency is fold the joints of the leg as they swing it forward. The amount of folding increases with speed. This brings the leg closer to its pivot point and reduces that moment of inertia.

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So what you want is a leg that’s long when it’s on the ground—so the horse pivots farther forward over the leg— but then becomes short in the swing phase, to make it easier to swing it. That’s where having flexible joints is a huge advantage,” says Clayton. Tendon Recoil Another advantage to the way the horse is built is that some leg muscles are adapted into long, elastic tendons. “These tendons are stretched when weight is on the leg; then as the horse takes weight off the leg, the tendons recoil like elastic.” Elasticity means the ability of an object to rebound after being pushed, pulled or twisted out of shape. Tendons can stretch when a tensile force is applied to them, then recoil when the tension is released. The stretching process stores mechanical energy, which is released during recoil; elastic energy is stored as the limb is loaded, then released when the limb is unloaded, she explains. “A tendon in the biceps brachii muscle flexes the elbow, and it acts almost like a catapult to pull the leg forward as soon as the weight comes off the front hoof.” Energy is stored as this springy tendon is stretched (at the last part of the stride as the leg is rearward and the hoof is about to leave the ground again). Then the tendon recoils (when the foot leaves the ground and there’s no weight on the limb), releasing energy that’s used to move the joints—rather than the horse having to actively use his muscles to move them, she explains. This avoids expending energy to contract the muscles, giving the horse more economy of motion.

“The digital flexor tendons and the suspensory ligament—that run down the back of the leg—act the same way, stretching as the fetlock extends when the limb is loaded, then recoiling as the leg leaves the ground. As the horse goes faster, there’s more loading of the leg and stretching of the tendons when it’s on the ground, and more recoil and flexing when it comes off the ground.” This helps the limb move faster, and also is part of the equation in flexing the leg to bring it closer to its point of rotation, which reduces that moment of inertia. This happens even without the horse having to think about it, because the extra loading of the elastic structure in that phase of the stride automatically bounces the leg higher off the ground. Push-Off “When a leg is on the ground, the horse uses muscles to create leverage at the hoof, so it can push harder against the ground for more thrust. If you look at the ultimate determinant of speed, it’s not the ability to swing the leg forward more quickly; it’s the ability to push harder against the ground,” she says. The hind legs give much of the driving power and the fronts aid somewhat in pulling the horse along. “Racing horses roll right over that front leg and use it as part of the pushing forward apparatus, for more momentum,” she says. All the muscles down the back of the hind leg, however—the hip extensors, hamstrings, etc.—are very important for pulling the hind leg back (for thrust) as it’s on the ground.

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D E P A R T M E N T

Available Statistics Through June 2, 2013

Leading Sires in California

Leading Sires by Number of Races Won

Leading Sires by Money Won Rank Sire Runners 1. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 2. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 3. Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . 94 4. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 5. Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 6. Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 7. Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 8. Southern Image . . . . . . . . . 62 9. Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . 48 10. Unbridled Energy# . . . . . . . . 57 11. Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 12. Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 13. Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 14. Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . 55 15. In Excess (Ire)* . . . . . . . . . . . .66 16. Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 17. Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . .32 18. Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 19. Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . 65 20. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 21 Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . 20 22. Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 23. Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . 36 24. Affirmative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 25. Perfect Mandate* . . . . . . . . 27 26. Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 27. Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 28. Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 29. Cee's Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 30. Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . .44 31. Ten Most Wanted* . . . . . . . . 26 32. High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 33. Popular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 34. Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . 56 35. Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 36. Tannersmyman . . . . . . . . . . .33 37. Iron Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 38. Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 39. Freespool† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 40. Olympio* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 41. Capsized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 42. Council Member . . . . . . . . . 14 43. Stormy Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 44. Onebadshark . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 45. Comic Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 46. Singletary . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 47. Gotham City . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 48. Western Fame* . . . . . . . . . . 11 49. Silic (Fr) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 50. Truckee* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

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Starts 468 318 386 325 298 324 224 248 203 223 222 147 153 207 254 60 114 86 235 113 74 158 134 68 108 89 163 104 116 160 95 148 95 207 103 130 73 27 124 73 93 44 100 36 90 76 70 35 71 26

Races Won 78 39 74 47 46 39 39 41 21 39 24 27 16 30 37 15 16 14 28 16 19 26 13 11 22 12 16 16 20 15 8 19 9 15 11 22 16 7 16 12 5 6 16 12 7 10 4 13 7 5

Earnings $1,835,905 1,804,142 1,774,143 1,183,036 1,024,709 871,172 836,726 663,486 635,673 579,157 578,734 574,328 555,678 472,426 468,768 464,741 447,783 427,374 384,686 378,173 371,105 364,274 334,752 316,839 316,534 299,995 284,026 270,412 267,830 256,639 244,294 217,441 212,225 208,384 199,170 190,043 177,895 165,521 156,190 153,334 152,545 150,157 144,556 136,608 135,009 122,803 122,779 122,642 122,140 120,154

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

10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 18. 19. 20.

Runners

Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . .132 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . 94 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Southern Image . . . . . . . 62 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . .83 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Unbridled Energy# . . . . . 57 In Excess (Ire)* . . . . . . . . 66 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . 55 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . .65 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Perfect Mandate* . . . . . . 27 Tannersmyman . . . . . . . . 33 Good Journey . . . . . . . . 48 Cee's Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . 31 Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . .20 High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Starts

Races Won

468 386 325 298 248 318 324 224 223 254 207 235 147 158 222 108 130 203 116 74 148

78 74 47 46 41 39 39 39 39 37 30 28 27 26 24 22 22 21 20 19 19

Earnings $1,835,905 1,774,143 1,183,036 1,024,709 663,486 1,804,142 871,172 836,726 579,157 468,768 472,426 384,686 574,328 364,274 578,734 316,534 190,043 635,673 267,830 371,105 217,441

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

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

Runners

Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . .94 Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Affirmative . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . 32 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . 48 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . .. 24 Onebadshark . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Perfect Mandate* . . . . . . . . .27 Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Western Fame* . . . . . . . . . . 11

Races Won 15 39 14 74 19 11 7 16 46 16 78 47 21 27 16 12 12 22 39 13

Average Earnings/ Earnings Runner $464,741 1,804,142 427,374 1,774,143 371,105 316,839 165,521 555,678 1,024,709 447,783 1,835,905 1,183,036 635,673 574,328 378,173 299,995 136,608 316,534 836,726 122,642

$25,819 21,737 20,351 18,874 18,555 16,676 15,047 14,248 14,232 13,993 13,908 13,293 13,243 12,763 12,606 12,500 12,419 11,723 11,621 11,149

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Leading Sires by Turf Earnings

Leading Sires by Number of Winners

(Minimum 50 Starts Lifetime)

Rank Sire

Runners

1. Tribal Rule ........................ 132 2. Ministers Wild Cat.............. 94 3. Benchmark........................ 89 Old Topper ......................... 72 5. Kafwain ...............................90 6. In Excess (Ire)*.................... 66 7. Unusual Heat ..................... 83 Unbridled Energy# ............ 57 9. Southern Image.................. 62 10. Bertrando† ......................... 72 11. Marino Marini ..................... 55 12. Decarchy .............................61 Salt Lake* ............................45 Swiss Yodeler..................... 65 15. Rocky Bar ...........................43 Tannersmyman................... 33 17. Cee's Tizzy†....................... 31 18. Good Journey .................... 48 Perfect Mandate* ............... 27 20. Heatseeker (Ire) .................. 32 High Brite* .......................... 33

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

Winners

Races Won

52 48 35 35 32 31 29 29 27 24 22 19 19 19 17 17 16 15 15 14 14

78 74 47 46 39 37 39 39 41 39 30 24 27 28 26 22 20 21 22 16 19

Earnings $1,835,905 1,774,143 1,183,036 1,024,709 871,172 468,768 1,804,142 579,157 663,486 836,726 472,426 578,734 574,328 384,686 364,274 190,043 267,830 635,673 316,534 447,783 217,441

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

Races Runners Starts Winners Won

Unusual Heat ............ 63 Tribal Rule .................. 42 Tizbud ...................... 22 Good Journey ........... 25 Bertrando†................ 21 Ministers Wild Cat..... 21 Old Topper ................ 14 Heatseeker (Ire)........ 16 Suances (GB) ........... 11 Benchmark................. 18 Decarchy................... 30 Affirmative................. 10 Kafwain ...................... 15 Cindago* ..................... 6 Atticus.........................15 Southern Image ....... 16 In Excess (Ire)* ............15 Lucky Pulpit .............. 11 Perfect Mandate* ....... 6 Council Member .......... 4

171 83 46 71 44 34 24 38 28 28 58 22 28 8 30 34 31 19 15 11

19 6 5 5 3 8 3 8 5 5 2 4 2 2 5 3 3 3 3 3

25 6 6 7 4 9 5 8 9 5 2 4 2 4 5 3 3 3 4 4

Earnings $1,161,079 473,359 335,724 284,436 276,064 266,269 227,999 227,446 219,859 216,914 197,715 178,130 173,064 151,470 124,158 113,902 108,535 108,403 100,314 87,085

Leading Sires by Median Earnings Per Runner

Leading Sires by Average Earnings Per Start

(Minimum 10 Runners)

(Minimum 50 Starts)

Runners

Trapper ............................ 10 Affirmative....................... 19 Peppered Cat ................. 11 Iron Cat ............................ 18 Vronsky .............................21 Atticus.............................. 29 Unusual Heat ................... 83 Sought After .................... 11 Cindago*.......................... 18 Western Fame* ................ 11 Heatseeker (Ire)............... 32 Good Journey.................. 48 Ministers Wild Cat ............94 Southern Image .............. 62 Suances (GB)................... 20 Lucky Pulpit .................... 30 Tribal Rule ...................... 132 Cyclotron ......................... 11 Expressionist† ................. 13 Kafwain........................... 90

Races Won 10 11 7 16 14 16 39 9 15 13 16 21 74 41 19 16 78 7 10 39

Median Earnings/ Earnings Runner $96,147 316,839 94,639 177,895 427,374 270,412 1,804,142 106,160 464,741 122,642 447,783 635,673 1,774,143 663,486 371,105 378,173 1,835,905 165,521 111,819 871,172

$10,050 9,119 9,020 8,540 8,480 7,250 7,250 7,200 7,095 7,020 6,985 6,446 6,328 6,290 6,235 6,046 6,040 6,038 5,720 5,614

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

Runners

Cindago* ........................ 18 Unusual Heat ................. 83 Suances (GB) ................. 20 Vronsky .......................... 21 Affirmative ....................... 19 Ministers Wild Cat........... 94 Heatseeker (Ire) ............... 32 Tribal Rule ..................... 132 Salt Lake* ....................... 45 Bertrando† .......................72 Benchmark..................... 89 Tizbud ........................... 39 Old Topper ..................... 72 Game Plan .......................24 Lucky Pulpit .....................30 Good Journey ............... 48 Perfect Mandate* ........... 27 Kafwain ......................... 90 Southern Image ............ 62 Decarchy ........................ 61

Starts

Earnings

Average Earnings/ Start

60 318 74 86 68 386 114 468 147 224 325 153 298 89 113 203 108 324 248 222

$464,741 1,804,142 371,105 427,374 316,839 1,774,143 447,783 1,835,905 574,328 836,726 1,183,036 555,678 1,024,709 299,995 378,173 635,673 316,534 871,172 663,486 578,734

$7,746 5,673 5,015 4,969 4,659 4,596 3,928 3,923 3,907 3,735 3,640 3,632 3,439 3,371 3,347 3,131 2,931 2,689 2,675 2,607

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

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

Available Statistics Through June 2, 2013

Crops of Average Foals of Racing Crop Racing Age Size Age

Runners

Winners

2-Y-O Winners

Stakes Winners

Graded Stakes Winners

Progeny Earnings

Average Earnings Index

Comparable Index

1. Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev 13 48 624 431-69% 305-49% 38-6% 39-6% 10-2% $38,327,772 2.15 1.23 2. Cindago*, 2003, by Indian Charlie 4 15 61 27-44% 19-31% 3-5% 2-3% 0-0% $1,342,712 1.81 1.41 3. Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit 4 23 91 49-54% 39-43% 17-19% 3-3% 0-0% $2,640,270 1.64 1.17 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig 6 19 113 45-40% 27-24% 4-4% 4-4% 1-1% $2,729,823 1.64 1.16 5. Cee’s Tizzy†, 1987, by Relaunch 21 35 732 520-71% 378-52% 59-8% 39-5% 9-1% $36,989,897 1.63 1.15 6. In Excess (Ire)*, 1987, by Siberian Express 18 55 985 722-73% 535-54% 116-12% 63-6% 11-1% $44,332,647 1.60 1.41 7. Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev 8 53 420 206-49% 109-26% 14-3% 5-1% 3-1% $8,700,977 1.45 1.03 8. Salt Lake*, 1989, by Deputy Minister 18 70 1,259 1,039-83% 833-66% 246-20% 76-6% 25-2% $61,860,814 1.41 1.41 9. Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat 8 66 524 323-62% 222-42% 87-17% 30-6% 3-1% $16,642,269 1.39 1.19 10. One Man Army, 1994, by Roman Diplomat 8 9 74 45-61% 30-41% 2-3% 4-5% 1-1% $2,584,779 1.37 0.94 11. Bertrando†, 1989, by Skywalker 17 61 1,042 770-74% 532-51% 121-12% 56-5% 13-1% $43,842,301 1.36 1.52 12. Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest 3 31 94 57-61% 26-28% 12-13% 1-1% 1-1% $1,847,752 1.33 0.77 13. Birdonthewire, 1989, by Proud Birdie 16 16 262 187-71% 34-51% 38-15% 10-4% 1-0% $11,826,237 1.29 1.37 14. Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image 5 96 479 268-56% 164-34% 39-8% 6-1% 2-0% $11,642,854 1.27 1.36 15. Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar 12 57 680 503-74% 379-56% 99-15% 37-5% 8-1% $28,244,830 1.25 1.14 16. Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat 11 62 678 478-71% 343-51% 108-16% 30-4% 12-2% $26,506,379 1.20 1.41 17. Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run 7 65 453 329-73% 232-51% 78-17% 19-4% 4-1% $14,065,961 1.14 1.28 18. Affirmative, 1999, by Unbridled 6 14 86 36-42% 22-26% 4-5% 2-2% 0-0% $1,217,556 1.13 0.79 19. Olympio*, 1988, by Naskra 18 29 517 402-78% 296-57% 61-12% 30-6% 4-1% $19,087,678 1.10 1.29 Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (Ire) 6 17 102 63-62% 50-49% 19-19% 12-12% 1-1% $2,810,696 1.10 0.77 21. Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado 6 13 76 55-72% 42-55% 15-20% 2-3% 1-1% $2,421,881 1.09 0.96 22. Robannier, 1991, by Batonnier 14 7 104 68-65% 40-38% 8-8% 3-3% 0-0% $2,996,260 1.08 1.04 23. Atticus, 1992, by Nureyev 13 34 445 327-73% 195-44% 39-9% 14-3% 5-1% $13,566,553 1.07 1.46 Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 5 48 242 182-75% 124-51% 32-13% 14-6% 1-0% $6,822,441 1.07 0.98 25. Snow Chief*, 1983, by Reflected Glory 22 12 272 185-68% 112-41% 27-10% 9-3% 1-0% $5,668,831 1.06 1.29 26. High Brite*, 1984, by Best Turn 22 43 935 724-77% 590-63% 145-16% 46-5% 9-1% $36,083,624 1.04 1.17 Kelly Kip†, 1994, by Kipper Kelly 10 11 111 87-78% 73-66% 16-14% 2-2% 1-1% $4,371,193 1.04 1.01 Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy 6 24 144 83-58% 43-30% 8-6% 4-3% 1-1% $2,537,721 1.04 0.95 29. Siberian Summer*, 1989, by Siberian Express 12 33 400 294-74% 208-52% 28-7% 14-4% 4-1% $12,658,823 1.03 0.88 Suances (GB), 1997, by Most Welcome (GB) 6 18 109 49-45% 31-28% 4-4% 1-1% 0-0% $1,824,998 1.03 1.13 Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo 12 59 710 527-74% 374-53% 153-22% 27-4% 2-0% $24,899,976 1.03 1.09 32. Unbridled Energy#, 2002, by Unbridled’s Song 4 50 199 118-59% 80-40% 16-8% 4-2% 0-0% $3,885,435 1.02 1.19 33. Heatseeker (Ire), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 2 43 85 36-42% 23-27% 11-13% 1-1% 0-0% $863,195 0.99 1.63 34. Silic (Fr), 1995, by Sillery 9 18 159 117-74% 75-47% 11-7% 2-1% 1-1% $7,214,689 0.98 0.92 35. Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time 10 50 498 390-78% 300-60% 107-21% 22-4% 0-0% $16,908,772 0.97 0.86 36. Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View 7 42 294 191-65% 122-41% 33-11% 7-2% 1-0% $7,287,871 0.96 0.99 37. Lake George, 1992, by Vice Regent 14 12 162 102-63% 61-38% 10-6% 6-4% 1-1% $4,194,775 0.95 1.03 38. Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat 6 44 261 164-63% 117-45% 30-11% 6-2% 0-0% $6,018,178 0.94 1.00 39. Perfect Mandate*, 1996, by Gone West 10 30 298 169-57% 109-37% 18-6% 11-4% 0-0% $6,343,520 0.92 1.25 40. Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat 11 41 447 362-81% 261-58% 75-17% 20-4% 2-0% $17,317,022 0.91 1.09 41. Western Fame*, 1992, by Gone West 12 24 288 189-66% 140-49% 45-16% 14-5% 0-0% $7,571,384 0.89 0.84 42. Sought After, 2000, by Seeking the Gold 8 12 94 47-50% 33-35% 11-12% 1-1% 0-0% $1,463,853 0.87 0.88 43. Iron Cat, 1995, by Storm Cat 12 12 144 108-75% 89-62% 8-6% 6-4% 0-0% $3,756,240 0.86 0.99 44. Latin American†, 1988, by Riverman 16 20 313 207-66% 136-43% 28-9% 6-2% 2-1% $6,581,378 0.86 1.10 45. Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig 14 30 424 306-72% 241-57% 55-13% 23-5% 2-0% $12,769,804 0.85 0.81 46. Thisnearlywasmine, 1994, by Capote 9 8 73 43-59% 28-38% 5-7% 0-0% 0-0% $1,417,088 0.82 0.72 47. Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom 11 27 302 221-73% 159-53% 35-12% 12-4% 1-0% $7,759,528 0.79 1.19 48. Globalize, 1997, by Summer Squall 9 18 159 107-67% 78-49% 29-18% 4-3% 0-0% $3,597,040 0.78 0.79 49. Mud Route, 1994, by Strawberry Road (Aus) 11 24 259 162-63% 103-40% 24-9% 6-2% 1-0% $4,604,058 0.76 0.90 Roman Dancer, 1999, by Polish Numbers 7 8 59 38-64% 24-41% 4-7% 2-3% 0-0% $1,026,315 0.76 1.00 Saint Balladosires with7.a minimum 22. 151of 5092-61% 1-1% $2,426,024. 0.75 are compiled 0.85 by These85.Gotham statistics areCity, for 1998, active by California-based foals of racing59-39% age, ranked here 12-8% by lifetime Average Earnings 0-0% Index (AEI). The statistics contained in these rankings The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc (TJCIS). While every effort is made to prevent errors and omissions, California Thoroughbred cannot guarantee their complete and total accuracy. A dagger (†) indicates that a stallion has been pensioned, an asterisk (*) that he has died, a dot (•) that he is now standing elsewhere, a number sign (#) that he did not stand in California in 2012 but is standing in the state in 2013, a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2013 but will stand in the state in 2014 and In bold that he is a freshman sire. In all cases, a sire will remain in the rankings until the year after his last California foals are two-year-olds. Statistics cover racing in North America (US, Canada and Puerto Rico), England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) only Percentages are based upon number of foals of racing age.

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Leading Two-Year-Old Sires in California

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

Runners

Starts

Races Won

Earnings

11 8 22 3 4 8 3 3 2 2 4 2 1 3 2 1 4 1 1 2 2 1 3 5 2

2 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

$85,710 78,168 69,193 43,492 41,940 33,022 32,340 21,745 21,060 19,042 18,430 13,770 13,520 11,962 10,452 10,400 9,610 7,020 6,240 5,529 4,797 4,500 4,279 4,176 3,510

1. Time to Get Even . . . . . . . . 9 2. Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . 6 3. Bushwacker . . . . . . . . . . . 12 4. Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 5. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 6. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 7. Square Eddie . . . . . . . . . . . 2 8. Olympio* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 9. Brave Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 10. Idiot Proof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 11. Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 12. Birdonthewire . . . . . . . . . . . 1 13. Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 14. Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 15. Roi Charmant . . . . . . . . . . . 2 16. Desert Code . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 17. Southern Image . . . . . . . . . . 2 18. Western Fame* . . . . . . . . . . 1 19. Papa Clem . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 20. Calkins Road . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 21. Stormy Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 22. Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 23. Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . 2 24. Storm Wolf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 25. Siberian Summer* . . . . . . . . 1

Leading Sires Of Two-Year-Olds by Average Earnings Per Runner (Minimum 2 Runners)

Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Runners

Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . 2 Square Eddie . . . . . . . . . 2 Awesome Gambler . . . . 6 Olympio* . . . . . . . . . . . .* 2 Time to Get Even . . . . 9 Idiot Proof . . . . . . . . . . 2 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Bushwacker . . . . . . . . 12 Roi Charmant . . . . . . .. 2 Southern Image . . . . . . . 2 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . .3 Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . 2 Storm Wolf . . . . . . . . . . . 3

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

Earned

Average Earnings/ Runner

$43,492 41,940 32,340 78,168 21,745 85,710 19,042 33,022 18,430 69,193 10,452 9,610 11,962 4,279 4,176

$21,746 20,970 16,170 13,028 10,873 9,523 9,521 6,604 6,143 5,766 5,226 4,805 3,987 2,140 1,392

ROCKY BAR (E.A. RANCHES) Leading Two-Year-Old Sire in California by Average Earnings Per Runner and Median Earnings Per Runner through June 2, 2013.

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

Runners

1. Time to Get Even ............ 9 Awesome Gambler .......... 6 Bushwacker .................. 12 Tribal Rule ..........................5 Idiot Proof........................ 2

Winners

Races Won

Earnings

2 2 2 2 2

2 2 2 2 2

$85,710 78,168 69,193 33,022 19,042

Leading Sires Of Two-Year-Olds by Median Earnings Per Runner (Minimum 2 Runners)

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

Runners

Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Square Eddie . . . . . . . . . . 2 Olympio* . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Idiot Proof . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Roi Charmant . . . . . . . . . 2 Southern Image . . . . . . . 2 Bushwacker . . . . . . . . . 12 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . 3

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

Median Earnings/ Earnings Runner $43,492 41,940 32,340 21,745 19,042 33,022 10,452 9,610 69,193 11,962

$21,746 20,970 16,170 10,873 9,521 5,400 5,226 4,805 4,025 3,600

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

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Dates in California

Regional Race Meetings, Stakes Races and Sale Dates

2013 REGIONAL RACE MEETINGS Betfair Hollywood Park, Inglewood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .April 25-July 14 Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 20-July 7 California State Fair (Cal Expo), Sacramento . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 12-21 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 17-Sept. 4 Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 26-Aug. 11 Humboldt County Fair, Ferndale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 14-25 Golden Gate Fields, Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 14-Sept. 15 Barretts Race Meet at Fairplex, Pomona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 5-22 San Joaquin County Fair, Stockton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 20-29 Santa Anita Park, Arcadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 25-Nov. 3 Fresno County Fair, Fresno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 3-14 Golden Gate Fields, Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 16-Dec. 22 Betfair Hollywood Park, Inglewood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov. 6-Dec. 22

JULY AND AUGUST 2013 REGIONAL STAKES RACES Date

Track

Stakes (Grade)

Conditions

Distance

Added Value

July 4 July 4 July 6 July 6 July 6 July 7 July 7 July 13 July 13 July 13

BHP Pln BHP BHP Pln BHP Pln BHP BHP BHP

July 13 July 13 July 14 July 20

BHP Sac BHP Sac

July 17 July 19 July 20 July 20 July 21 July 21 July 24 July 26 July 27 July 27 July 27 July 28 July 28 July 31

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Swaps Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$150,000 Casual Lies Handicap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/4 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500,000 Royal Heroine Mile (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 Juan Gonzalez Memorial Overnight Stakes .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Le Cle Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70,000 Everett Nevin Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 American Oaks (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. (Invitational) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/4 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .350,000 A Gleam Handicap (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 Hollywood Juvenile Championship . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 (Gr. III) Landaluce Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 California Governor’s Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000 Sunset Handicap (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/2 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 California State Fair Fillies & . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000 Mares Sprint Oceanside Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 CTBA Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . .5 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Eddie Read Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .300,000 Osunitas Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .90,000 San Clemente Handicap (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 California Dreamin’ Handicap . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 Wickerr Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90,000 Cougar II Handicap (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/2 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 San Diego Handicap (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 Fleet Treat Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 Wine Country Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300,000 Luther Burbank Handicap . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Graduation Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . .5 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000

Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug.

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Real Good Deal Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300,000 Robert Dupre Derby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Best Pal Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 Joseph T. Grace Handicap . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Sorrento Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 Daisycutter Handicap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up., f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90,000

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Stakes (Grade)

Conditions

Distance

Added Value

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

2013 REGIONAL SALE DATES July 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts Paddock Sale at Del Mar, Presented by Sentient Jet, of “Race Ready” Horses of Racing Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries closed June 4) August 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CTBA Sales Northern California Yearling Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries closed June 3) October 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts October Yearling Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Nominations closed April 19) December 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts Winter Paddock Sale at Santa Anita of “Race Ready” Horses of Racing Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries close November 15)

California-Bred/California-Sired Stakes Races July to September

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Friday, July 19

Sunday, July 21

Saturday, July 27

$100,000 CTBA Stakes Two-Year-Old Fillies 5 1/2 Furlongs

$150,000 California Dreamin’ Handicap Three-Year-Old & Up 1 1/16 Miles (Turf)

$200,000 Fleet Treat Stakes Three-Year-Old Fillies 7 Furlongs

Wednesday, July 31

Friday, August 2

Sunday, August 18

$100,000 Graduation Stakes Two-Year-Olds 5 1/2 Furlongs

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

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

Wednesday, August 28

Monday, September 2

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

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

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

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Important Events, Dates and California-Bred Stakes Races

CTBA Calendar

July 2013 SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

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Alameda County Fair Closing Day

Betfair Hollywood Park Closing Day

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Opening Day

4

Indepedence Day

California State Fair Closing Day

28

FRIDAY

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California State Fair Opening Day

Sonoma County Fair Opening Day

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CALIFORNIA-BRED/CALIFORNIA-SIRED STAKES RACE(S) FRIDAY, JULY 19 $100,000 CTBA STAKES 2YO FILLIES, 5 1/2 FURLONGS Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, Calif.

SUNDAY, JULY 21 $150,000 CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ HANDICAP 3YO & UP, 1 1/16 MILES (TURF) Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, Calif.

SATURDAY, JULY 27 $200,000 FLEET TREAT STAKES 3YO FILLIES, 7 FURLONGS Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, Calif.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 $100,000 GRADUATION STAKES 2YO, 5 1/2 FURLONGS Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, Calif.

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES THURSDAY, JULY 18 CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD (CHRB) MONTHLY BOARD MEETING Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (Simulcast Facility), Del Mar, Calif.

SUNDAY, JULY 21 BARRETTS EQUINE LIMITED THE PADDOCK SALE AT DEL MAR, PESENTED BY SENTIENT JET, OF “RACE READY” HORSES OF RACING AGE Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, Calif.

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

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Gulch—Icanseeyounow, by Deputy Minister

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Saratoga 150: From A California Perspective

by DOROTHY CALLAHAN

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If one was ever thinking of throwing a party to celebrate almost anything, raise funds for a worthy cause or invest in an innovative endeavor, all roads would not lead to Rome, but to Saratoga Springs, New York. So how about a “Birthday Bash” of the highest order for the Saratoga Race Course? 150 years! Could the community be counted on to support a really big show? It was something that was just a simmering concept in the mind of local organizers when they held a preliminary meeting three years ago, seeking ideas and volunteers. When 80 people showed up, they smiled, added extra chairs to the room and began planning a celebration The assurance of community support for such an all-inclusive project came the next year. A television production company proposed the idea of creating a huge Lip Dub synchronized to the music of Train, whose drummer Scott Unerwood is a Saratoga Springs native. It would showcase community groups in all their varied facets, plus anyone who would like to just come and dance for the finale in the park. About 2,000 people showed up and created the video that is now part of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce web site (www.saratoga.org). So there was a “track record.” This community loves a big spectacular. It was normal that during the Saratoga Springs annual 40day Thoroughbred racing season, downtown rocks with music on every street corner for the opening weekend “Hats Off” and final weekend festivities. Shakespeare is alive and being performed gratis in the park, while down the road at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) there is ballet, orchestra and Live Nation stars. One can also experience the “curative waters” bursting forth from nooks and crannies all over town, and history being trumpeted from every corner.

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Now the committee had to get every production to center around a theme—Saratoga Race Course in its 150th year. The idea caught on with gusto and began on June 1, with a big outdoor family event at SPAC, complete with fireworks and the introduction of a specially decorated starting gate that will tour widely to promote the celebration. This is a city with many museums: racing, military, automobile, history, dance, and the Saratoga Battlefield National Park just outside town, the turning point of the Revolutionary War. All have developed themes to coordinate with the anniversary. Nearly every business in town and local groups and neighborhoods have enthusiastically joined the party. Although more than 200 events have been developed to span a five-month period, there is still one major focus; the annual Saratoga racing season that runs from Friday, July 19 to Sunday, September 2, celebrating the horse. There will be 16 grade I races, including three on Travers Stakes Day on Saurday, Aug. 24, for horses from two-year-olds to veterans, on dirt and turf and over jumps for the steeplechase contestants. Pointing toward the Saratoga meeting has been an annual event from the time it was only a four-day event to the present 40 days. The condition books now travel worldwide as trainers gear up their Thoroughbreds for specific races. A rough and tumble prizefighter named John Morrissey, who had gotten out of the pugilistic game and into casinos, came up with the idea of a day of Thoroughbred racing on the former trotting track in town, where the “old Gray mare” Lady Suffolk had garnered fame. The town was full of gamblers. Saratoga’s reputation had begun as an attraction to folks with health needs. Huge hotels and spas were built around the advertised curative waters good for all manner of diseases both internal and external. But over time, a new “disease” to some and cure to others had emerged. Some folks preferred to lay some money against “chance.” The ancient theme of “you gotta be in it to win it” had been born. Millionaires, a term not lightly bantered in those days, were in town: Commodore Vanderbilt of steamboat and railroad money; William Travers and Leonard Jerome, stock market financiers; and an assortment of other avid horsemen, who smoked their cigars and bantered on the front porch of the massive United States Hotel while keeping a close eye on the telegraph ticker tape nearby. Why not try bringing in horses of reputation from the north, west, Canada and even the south for a four-day meet with two contests a day? Though a bloody Civil War was being fought with Gettysburg a recent memory, it was just

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some lines in the local newspaper unless a son’s regiment was engaged in the fighting. Morrissey began to promote the idea. His advertisement in the local paper began, “Running Races! at Saratoga.” He had not anticipated the reaction it created. Hotels were jammed. By 10:30 a.m., carriages were backed up, vying for room to deposit some of the nation’s wealthiest people. More than 3,000 folks paid a dollar each, which covered Morrissey’s purse money of $2,700 offered that day. The track, now surrounding what is the Oklahoma Training Track, had few amenities. With no grandstand, the ladies had to stay sitting in their carriages. The running surface wound around barns on the back end, obscuring the racers. But there was little complaint with all the excitement of the contests. The first race was a sweepstakes for three-year-olds, run in three one-mile heats. At the word “Go!” history began. Captain Moore took the first heat. The horses were rested and the second heat went to the filly Lizzie W. After the 20minute cool down, the strategy was set. Lizzie W.’s jockey let Captain Moore set the pace, pulling ahead of him at the finish line as the clear winner. In those days, if the winner could not be determined, aka a dead heat, the horses might have to race again. The first four-day meeting was such a success that the Saratoga Association was quickly formed. Morrissey stayed in the background and let Commodore Vanderbilt take over the project as the President. Travers and Jerome became officers. Ninety-four acres were purchased across the street and a grandstand to hold 2,000 people was built in time for the 1864 season at what has become the oldest sports venue in the country, Saratoga Race Course. Although the men responsible for the association are recorded in the history of the track, it is the horses who ran that made it famous. “Saratoga 150” is dedicated to both the horses who set the standards and the racing fans of the future. In order to serve both, the committee called upon the two honorary chairs of the festivities; Mary Lou Whitney and her husband John Hendrickson. Mary Lou first came to Saratoga as a bride with her now deceased husband C.V. “Sonny” Whitney, a movie producer, philanthropist

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and founder of Pan American Airways. She fell in love with the town and has kept up his family’s tradition of championing Saratoga throughout some hard times in the 20th century. Hendrickson came up with the idea of creating a “Hoofprints Walk of Fame,” based on the Hollywood, California, concept. Thirty horses were selected who had made an indelible mark on the Saratoga track with their exceptional performances. Granite plaques will contain the horses’ names, their trainers, jockeys and owners and be placed in front of the clubhouse. One of the honorees made a name for himself not only Continued on next page

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Guest Forum Cont’d. in Saratoga, but as one of the most notable California-breds ever, Emperor of Norfolk (1885-1907). He accumulated a record of 21-2-4 from 29 starts at distances from five to 10 furlongs. Incredibly durable, he ran 18 times at the age of two, a schedule not unusual for the time. During eight days in July, he won three races in Chicago, then moved to Saratoga, taking four stakes during 15 days in August. He then journeyed downstate to Jerome Park where he won two races in four days. At three, he started 11 times in 65 days, winning nine, eight of them consecutively. The most lucrative was the American Derby at Washington Park. Its value was $14,340. Almost every victory saw the famous jockey Isaac Murphy in the saddle. Understanding the talent of the rider, Baldwin paid him a $10,000 fee to ride first call on his horses. He had already proven his worth by winning the 1885 American Derby on Volante, who also won the Saratoga Cup in 1886. Emperor of Norfolk was the son of Norfolk, California’s best stallion at the time, who had retired undefeated. His grandsire was America’s greatest, Lexington. His dam was the stellar broodmare Marian, who was brought west by breeder and sportsman Cairn Simpson. In order to finance California’s first all-sports newspaper, he sold Marian to Norfolk’s owner Theodore Winters. Winters then sold her yearling foal to Elias Jackson “Lucky” Baldwin, who came by his name naturally. After nearly starving to death and being attacked by Indians in a wagon train headed for California, he survived to make a fortune. Although he didn’t “pan” for gold, he seemed to attract it in every business venture he undertook. The railroad’s cross-country connections served Californians well in their pursuit of fame with their horses. Baldwin took the Emperor east. Sadly, after his amazing three-yearold career, he broke down with ruined tendons during an exercise run at Washington Park. He was sent back to California and Rancho Santa

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Anita, which Baldwin had bought with the idea of building the best racetrack in the west. The Emperor matched his sire’s record at stud, producing multiple stakes winners. He became known as the most important horse born in California until Swaps came along nearly 70 years later. He was inducted in to the Hall of Fame in 1988. In a sad coincidence, Emperor of Norfolk died in his stall the day after Baldwin’s dream track finally opened for a 108day winter meeting in December of 1907. That was old Santa Anita. The new Santa Anita Park, located on Baldwin’s former Arcadia estate, was opened on Christmas Day in 1934. Baldwin’s horses had gone on to win nearly every major race of that era. In Saratoga, he dominated the Spinaway Stakes for two-year-old fillies with Mission Belle in 1884, then Grisette and Los Angeles in 1886 and 1887, respectively. Grisette took the 1 1/8-mile Alabama Stakes for three-year-old fillies the next year. She was followed in 1890 by Sinaloa II. Later in that five-race day, Baldwin’s Los Angeles took the 1 1/2-mile Kearney Stakes and returned to win the 1891 Saratoga Cup. It was once said of the rich men who spent a fortune on breeding and racing top horses—that they derived little pleasure from the pecuniary profits they realized from winning races. They had all the money they needed to make life comfortable. But in winning, came the grandeur and celebrity. A Northern Californian who proved that statement was James Ben Ali Haggin. Moving west from Kentucky, he made his fortune in the “Gold Rush” and then expanded in silver, copper and real estate. By the mid 1880s he was building the biggest Thoroughbred farm in the state. His filly Ada Nay won the Travers Stakes in 1903. Now the premier event of the Saratoga season, Ada Nay’s victory marked a return to female superiority. The race had been won three out of the first five times run by fillies: Maiden and The Banshee, daughters of Lexington, and Ruthless, by the foundation stallion Eclipse of Great Britain. Amazingly, Lexington sired the Travers champion for nine of the first 15 contests from Kentucky to Duke of Magenta in 1878, also represented in the Hoofprints Walk of Fame. Although it is not recorded how much Haggin wagered on the filly, it can be surmised that he was smiling on picking up his earnings. His reputation for “playing” the horses had been cemented by an episode that reportedly occurred in 1886, when his namesake Ben Ali won the Kentucky Derby. Along with Ben Ali, Haggin had brought a string of horses to campaign at Churchill Downs for the balance of the meeting. He had also come east with a party of friends to watch the race. On the day of the race they had been unable to place a bet due to a strike by bookmakers over their fee to operate. Haggin was incensed at this turn of affairs. He stated that if some satisfactory arrangement was not made at once, he would take his stable away…“not that I care for the bookmakers…I desire to back my horses.” Although a compromise was made the next morning,

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word got back to Haggin that one of the track officials had commented, “Who did Haggin think he was?” When he heard this, he reportedly called his trainer and before dawn of the next day, every horse in Haggin’s string was on its way to New York where he was a popular figure. In 1897, Haggin felt the draw to return to his native Kentucky where he became the master of Elmendorf Farm. He was now the largest commercial breeder of Thoroughbreds in America. When he died in 1914, he left an estate worth $20 million, a quarter in Kentucky property, the rest in California. Though there is no photographic evidence, it is probable that Haggin and Baldwin encountered each other in the Saratoga Race Course clubhouse. They occasionally ran horses against each other. In the Derby won by Ada Nay, Baldwin’s Lijero finished second with jockey Murphy aboard. Two Cal-breds who made names for themselves at Saratoga were overshadowed by their encounters with the great filly Ruffian. Hot n Nasty met up with her as a two-year-old in the Sorority Stakes at Monmouth Park in New Jersey during 1974, when the California gal ran second in the grade I event. But she shined her image the next year, winning Saratoga’s Test Stakes for three-year-olds. The Bagel Prince never ran against her, but had his victory in the split division of the Hopeful Stakes for twoyear-olds at Saratoga overshadowed by Ruffian’s performance in the previous day’s Spinaway, the race following her defeat of Hot n Nasty. She had effortlessly shattered that stake’s record and was the talk of the town. Ironically, the winner of the second division of the Hopeful that day was Foolish Pleasure, who would go on to win the infamous match race at Belmont Park in which Ruffian broke down and was euthanized. In 2005, Leave Me Alone, with her third stakes trophy and fifth victory, added her name to the Test’s heroines, becoming the first Cal-bred since Hot n Nasty to win the race. Contests that had previously been held in New York Racing Association (NYRA) downstate tracks have been moved to Saratoga with its expanded schedule. The Prioress Stakes, once held at Aqueduct, was won there by Cal-bred Windy’s Daughter in l973. She came one race shy of winning New York’s Filly Triple Crown that

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year, capturing the grade I Acorn and Mother Goose Stakes. The Woodward Stakes, formerly contested at Belmont, has been moved to the final weekend at the Spa track. The prestigious grade I event was won in 1991 by In Excess (Ire), California’s leading sire in 2002 and 2003. Cal-bred Bertrando followed in l993, trained by Bobby Frankel at age four. He was the Eclipse Champion Older Male Horse that year, as well as California Horse of the Year. In Excess also won the Whitney Handicap in 1991, held five weeks earlier in Saratoga. He was preceded by Ancient Title in 1975. Racing for seven years, that gelding accumulated earnings of $1,252,791, the richest Cal-bred at that Continued on next page

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time. He was voted California Horse of the Year in 1974 and 1975, and is enshrined in the Hall of Fame. Although the contestants have not yet been sorted out, this year’s $750,000 Whitney on Aug. 3, may overshadow the Travers in significance, since it marks the actual day 150 years ago that Lizzie W. won the first race at the historic meet.

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It will be a big day preceded by an even bigger evening in downtown Saratoga Springs, where an old-fashioned Victorian Floral Parade and Ice Cream Social will be staged on Broadway. Horse-drawn carriages and wagons, along with antique cars and a Dixieland Riverboat band will be laden with flowers. Ladies and gentlemen will appear in costume. Prompted by chairperson and planner Mary Lou Whitney, it is reminiscent of a popular event held in the late 1800s. Also in early August, the Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC will perform a “150th Anniversary of the Race Course Concert” featuring equine-themed pieces across the centuries, as well as a newly commissioned piece called Serenade. Along with all the parties that form the usual Saratoga Springs summer this year, there will be a $2 Bettor’s Ball, where admission and food will be inexpensive. Adding to the competitive wagering flavor, Mary Lou Whitney and John Hendrickson have opened up an Internet drawing for one winner each to bet $15,000 on five big races, starting with the Whitney. A total of $75,000 will be offered to five lucky contestants. Three years in the planning and 150 years coming to fruition, this summer in Saratoga Springs promises to be one to remember.

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