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A Plan To Move Forward From The Executive Corner

by DOUG BURGE term racing needs, but also protect and promote all the private facilities throughout the state. The stabling and vanning fund, which generates income from satellite wagering, should be allocated only for horses in active training. There needs to be more oversight that assures horses are started and laid up at the Thoroughbred farms and not at a subsidized track or training facility. Even with the loss and consolidation of farms over the past several years, there still remains plenty of stall and training space as well as pastures at the many farm locations spread throughout the state. The changes made to the racing calendar could also provide better coordination north and south, as well as access to other markets, such as San Diego in the fall with a proposed second meet at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. With Santa Anita Park expecting to pick up the majority of the Hollywood Park spring/summer dates, and run from December 26 through July 6, 2014, an opportunity would exist to offer lucrative turf racing in the north during late spring/early summer. As the Santa Anita turf course would need some breaks and maintenance, a coordinated effort with Golden Gate Fields seem very practical. As the horsemen’s groups, and the racing associations and fairs, continue to work together with the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), there is optimism that the future racing opportunities and stabling needs will be met. While we are all saddened with the loss of Hollywood Park, we as an industry must move forward for all those investing in racing.

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With the announced closure of Betfair Hollywood Park in December, the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) has been actively meeting and planning the future racing and stabling needs for Southern California with the other horsemen’s groups. Assuring that ample racing/stabling opportunities are available is obviously vital to the long-term investment by breeders, owners and trainers. Therefore, a consensus among CTBA, Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) and California Thoroughbred Trainers (CTT) as to the direction and coordination both north and south would provide the support and confidence needed to get through this transition period. Optimistically, the revised racing calendar and stabling locations can provide many new and refreshing opportunities. For example, The Stronach Group recently announced that major improvements would be made to turn the San Luis Rey Downs Training Center, located in northern San Diego County, into a world-class training center. Discussions center around constructing a sevenfurlong turf course, replacing the main track surface and building turf gallops on the property. This would provide the stabling for approximately 500 horses that would be displaced from Hollywood Park. Options for the remaining horses inventoried in the state are also being considered and will soon be finalized. As a breeder, the investment decisions made today need to be supported by ample racing opportunities in the future. In representing and watching over the farms in the state, the CTBA has taken an active role not only to guarantee long-

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Managing Editor’s Welcome

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Bringing Home The Gold It was a case of bringing home the gold when the eight stakes races worth more than $1.06 million during the California Gold Rush XIV day held at at Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood on April 27, were all won by homebreds. Donald Dizney’s Surfcup led this California-bred sweep with his win in the headline event, the $300,000 Snow Chief Stakes, while the cover story for this June 2013 issue of our monthly California Thoroughbred magazine also features the photography of legendary Katey Barrett in Glimpses Of Gold Rush and articles on the day’s other stakes winners, including the additional three black-type victors: Tommy Town Thoroughbreds’ Doinghardtimeagain ($245,000 Melair Stakes) and Curvy Cat ($126,000 B. Thoughtful Stakes) and William Ziering’s Kate’s Event ($125,250 Tiznow Stakes). Florida-based Dizney, a member of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) since 1990, is the subject matter of our latest CTBA Member Profile and this year’s Barretts Sales & Racing May Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training held at Fairplex in Pomona on May 13, is reviewed in detail. There is a wrap-up of the respective wins by Orb and Oxbow in the first two legs of the Triple Crown, the May 4 Kentucky Derby (grade I) and May 18 Preakness Stakes (grade I), while we also review the victory by the 2012 California champion Halo Dolly in Hollywood Park’s grade III, $100,500 Wilshire Handicap on April 28. Racing In Southern California reviews the victories by the Cal-bred distaffers Teddy’s Promise and Unusual Hottie in the $85,450 Time To Leave Stakes and $100,500 Fran’s Valentine Stakes at Hollywood Park on May 5 and May 18, respectively, and the tile of this month’s Down On The Farm article is “Burn Injuries In Horses.” Along with a list of the leading breeders of Cal-breds through April 30, led impressively by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, there’s a Guest Forum piece on the incomparable Emperor of Norfolk, the Cal-bred winner of the 1888 American Derby in Illinois, while the balance of the magazine includes all our other regular columns, features and departments that we hope will also prove to be both enjoyable and helpful. Until next time, may you breed the best to the best and not just In the Company of. . .Rod and Lorraine Rodriguez (right), have to hope for the best! the breeders in the Golden State of Halo Dolly who was the 2012 California Champion Older Female and is now a dual graded stakes winner after her victory in the April 28 Wilshire Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park, at The Westin Hotel in Pasadena during the CTBA’s Annual Awards Dinner on February 11, 2013.

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June 2013 Contents VOLUME 138 NO. 6

On This Month’s Cover Surfcup, Donald Dizney’s homebred colt by Harris Farms’ Unusual Heat, California’s leading sire of the past five years, improved his record to 6-3-0-1 and $275,800 in earnings with a halflength win in this year’s $250,000 Snow Chief Stakes for three-year-olds bred or sired in the Golden State that was held during the $1.06 million California Gold Rush XIV day at Betfair Hollywood Park on April 27.

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News Bits

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Leading Breeders in California

The CTBA Working For You California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) Notes—June 2013 Leading Sires in California Leading Lifetime Sires in California Leading Two-Year-Old Sires in California Dates in California CTBA Calendar Classified Advertising

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A Homebred Sweep by Rudi Groothedde

Glimpses Of Gold Rush XIV Photos by Katey Barrett

Surfcup: The Right Choice by Emily Shields

Doinghardtimeagain: Growing In Stature by Jackie Barnes

Kate’s Event: Better Late Than Never by Marcie Heacox

Curvy Cat: Consistently Versatile by Emily Shields

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Cover Story – California Gold Rush

No Place Like Home by Rudi Groothedde

Features

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CTBA Member Profile: Donald R. Dizney—Still Enjoying The Good Times by Emily Shields

Regional Sales: Heating Up by Lisa Groothedde

The Triple Crown: “O” So Elusive by Emily Shields

The Grade California-Breds: Halo Dolly—Back On Broadway by Marcie Heacox

Racing In Southern California: Golden State Homebred Make Hay In May by Rudi Groothedde

Indexes to Advertisers & Stallions Advertised

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Down on the Farm: Burn Injuries In Horses by Heather Smith Thomas

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Columns Five-year-old Halo Dolly (left), the 2012 California Champion Older Female who was bred in the Golden State by Rod and Lorraine Rodriguez and is by the couple’s Cottonwood Creek Ranch stallion Popular, won the grade III, $100,500 Wilshire Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park on April 28, to increase her earnings to $752,786 from 15 wins, including a grade II victory last year, four seconds and three thirds in 29 starts.

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From the Executive Corner: A Plan To Move Forward by Doug Burge

Managing Editor’s Welcome: Bringing Home The Gold by Rudi Groothedde

Guest Forum: Emperor Of Norfolk—The California Wonder by John Califano

The July 2013 Cover Story

Pete and Evelyn Parrella’s Legacy Ranch In Clements

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Freshman Sires Attain First Winners

News Bits Four California-based stallions rocketed to early success as freshman sires this year by sending out their inaugural winners in April and May. First among this fraternity to accomplish the feat on April 25 was the unraced Lion Heart stallion Brave Cat, whose daughter La Tonga captured a two-furlong maiden special weight test at Golden Gate Fields. Seven-year-old Brave Cat

Brave Cat

stands at Paradise Road Ranch in Lathrop. A pair of first-crop sires who reside at Lovacres Ranch in Warner Springs—the grade III winners Time to Get Even and Bushwacker—achieved their initial winners in separate 4 1/2furlong juvenile races at Betfair Hollywood Park. The former, a nineyear-old son of Stephen Got Even, achieved the milestone on April 26 with his colt Time for a Hug, who broke his maiden at first asking in spe-

Time To Get Even

Hollywood Park Announces Closure

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On May 9, Betfair Hollywood Park officials announced the pending closure and demolition of the Inglewood racetrack, ending years of speculation about the future of the historic facility which hosted its first race on June 10, 1938. The track’s 238-acre site, located near Los Angeles International Airport, is slated for residential, commercial and community development by its owner, Hollywood Park Land Co., which purchased the property from Churchill Downs Inc. in 2005. Hollywood Park will cease operations after the final race of its 2013 autumn meet is conducted on Sunday, Dec. 22.

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cial weight company; the latter, an 11year-old Outflanker stallion, was represented by his gelding Tupelo Cush, a maiden claiming winner on May 16. Hollywood Park also provided the setting for the first winning offspring of seven-year-old Square Eddie, a grade I winner by Smart Strike who holds court at Vessels Stallion Farm in Bonsall. His daughter Sprouts dominated a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight race by 5 1/2 lengths on May 16.

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Cal-Bred Wins Lady Legends Race At Pimlico California-bred Haywired, a three-year-old son of the deceased © Anne Eberhardt Cindago bred by Pete and Evelyn Parrella’s Legacy Ranch in Clements, won the $52,000 Lady Legends for the Cure IV allowance race at Pimlico in Maryland during the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (grade II) undercard on May 17. Ridden by Mary Russ Tortora, who along with Patricia Cooksey, Jennifer Small, Barbara Rubin and Cheryl White has ridden in all four editions of this annual race for retired female jockeys since she left the professional ranks in 1994, the chestnut gelding won gate-to-wire by half a length in 1:13.08 for the six furlongs to improve his record to 5-3-1-0 and $60,340 in earnings.

Auction Action Two California-bred fillies commanded respective six-figure purchase prices during the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2013 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training in late April. Selling for $310,000 to Cam Allard was a daughter of Tapit out of the winning Royal Academy mare Scenery Change who was bred by Liberty Road Stables and clocked in :10 for her one-furlong move during the Florida sale’s under-tack preview. A Yes It’s True filly out of the placed mare Grandiosity, by Grand Slam, secured a $150,000 bid from agent Peter Miller after she worked one furlong in :10 1/5. She was bred by John Antonelli.

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Stallion News Kafwain The six-year-old gelding Wings of War, an Iowa-bred son of this Tommy Town Thoroughbreds sire, became a dual stakes winner at Prairie Meadows in his home state on May 11, when he won the $70,000 John Wayne Stakes at six furlongs on the dirt to improve his record to 30-10-5-4 and $380,712 in earnings.

Monsajem This 18-year-old resident of Daehling Ranch was accredited with his first winner when California-bred Monsajem Mimesis, a three-year-old colt from his second crop who is owned by his breeder Warren McGrath, won a maiden claiming race going one mile on the turf at Golden Gate Fields on May 11.

Rocky Bar

In becoming this E.A. Ranches sire’s 12th stakes winner, the two-year-old filly Lazy Daisy May won the $70,214 ATBA (Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders Association) Spring Sales Stakes going five furlongs on the dirt at Turf Paradise in her home state on May 7, and has now earned $43,422 from a 2-1-1-0 record.

Rocky Bar ROCKY BAR

Storm Wolf

In Excess (Ire)—To the Post, by Bold Ego

Sire Of Multiple Graded Stakes Winner & Son Of In Excess, Sire Of 16 California Champions

The first California winner for this Rancho San Miguel resident, whose initial winner from his inaugural crop was in Mexico last year, was the three-year-old gelding I’ll Run the Show who was bred in the Golden State by Liberty Road Stables and won a six-furlong maiden claiming race on the all-weather Tapeta 2013 FEE: $3,000-LIVE FOAL surface at Golden Gate Fields on May 12. Among his earners of more than $2.3 million are CARLSBAD ($437,126), winner of three graded stakes races including the HOLLYWOOD OAKS (G2), champion PAGE SPRINGS & stakes winners GOT AN ITCH, ESPRESSO SPRINGS, PINAL, ROCKIN ZOLA, FRISKY RICKY, etc. 87% winners from starters, 21% stakes winners from starters & average earnings per starter of more than $49,000.

Stakes-placed at 2, winner of the HARRY HENSON STAKES at 3, second in the HOLLYWOOD TURF EXPRESS HANDICAP (G2) at 4 & third in the SAN SIMEON HANDICAP (G3) at 5. By multiple GRADE 1 winner IN EXCESS (IRE), twice leading sire in California of champions INDIAN CHARLIE, winner of the SANTA ANITA DERBY (G1) & sire of six champions, French classic winner MUSICAL CHIMES, GRADE 1 winner ROMANCE IS DIANE, GRADE 2-winning sire NOTIONAL, millionaires TEXCESS, VALENTINE DANCER & EXCESSIVEPLEASURE, etc.

Out of TO THE POST, a GRADE 3-placed multiple stakes winner of $241,912 who is also the dam of multiple stakes winner ROCKIN ON & from the family of 2012 SAN PASQUAL STAKES (G2) winner UH OH BANGO ($691,512).

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Qualifying Claiming Levels The following claiming levels for California owers premiums and stallion awards are currently in effect: Betfair Hollywood Park—$40,000 Golden Gate Fields—$20,000 (closes June 16) Pleasanton: Alameda County Fair—$20,000 (opens June 20)

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Racing Age

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)† For Really (1987)† Western Fame (1992) Comic Strip (1995) Rocky Bar (1998)

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

Those Grand Cal-Bred Mares Signsealndeliver, a 2006 son of Private Terms and California-bred Apreciada is now a stakes winner at Hawthorne at the age of both six and seven after winning that Illinois track’s $85,650 Robert S. Molaro Handicap on April 27. The last of seven foals out of his dam, a graded stakes-placed dual stakes-winning daughter of Pirate’s Bounty who was bred by Martin Wygod, Martin Raynes and John Spohler, the dark bay gelding has earned $334,456 from a record of 26-9-6-3 during five seasons of racing.

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 April 22 to May 19 inclusive: Summer Hit g.4. Bertrando—Mia F Eighteen 2nd Grade III San Francisco Mile Stakes $100,000 1 m. (T) Golden Gate Fields April 27 Breeders: Kenneth & Janice Heidt Halo Dolly m.5. Popular—Spanish Halo 1st Grade III Wilshire Handicap $100,500 1 m. (T) Betfair Hollywood Park April 28 Breeders: Rod & Lorraine Rodriguez Daisy Devine m.5. Kafwain—Devil’s Dispute 3rd Grade II Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Stakes $288,750 1 m. (T) Churchill Downs May 4 Breeder: J. Reiley McDonald

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California Champion Tilde Retires

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Saturday, June 1 is the deadline for eligible aftercare facilities to submit applications for accreditation to The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) which last month listed Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue (SCTR) in Norco among its first three accredited facilities…The Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation will host guided walking tours of Ridgewood Ranch in Willits on Saturday, June 1 and Saturday, June 15…Tuesday, June 4 is the closing date for entries to The Paddock Sale at Del Mar of “Race Ready” Horses of Racing Age being hosted by Barretts Sales & Racing on Wednesday, July 21…This year’s Western States Horse Expo will be held at Cal Expo in Sacramento from Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 9…Saturday, June 15 is the postmark deadline of ballots for the 2013 Board of Directors Election of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC)…This year’s American Horse Council (AHC) National Issues Forum titled “A Healthy Horse, A Healthy Industry” will be held in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, June 18, during the AHC’s annual convention from Sunday, June 16 to Wednesday, June 19…On Thursday, June 20, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), to which Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown Jr. appointed California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) member George Krikorian on May 6, will hold its next monthly meeting at the Los Alamitos Race Course…According to the QS World University Rankings released on May 8, the University of California, Davis, is ranked first in the world for teaching and research in the area of agriculture and forestry…After being sold by CTBA Member Jenny Craig, Rancho Paseana in Rancho Santa Fe was scheduled to be closed by the end of last month…Craig Dado, the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, was elected to the Board of Directors of the national Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) in May…CTBA member Monty Roberts is featured in the movie “Playing With Magic” that is based on the book Zen Mind, Zen Horse and which premiered at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival in March.

The multiple stakes winner Tilde, California’s 2012 Champion Two-YearOld Female, has been retired from racing and bred to the first-year stallion Creative Cause in Kentucky. The three-year-old Swiss Yodeler filly out of the winning Cee’s Tizzy mare Self Taught earned $345,060 from nine starts, led by victories in Santa Anita Park’s $250,000 Keith E. Card California Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes and Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s $150,000 Generous Portion Stakes and $100,000 California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) Stakes last year. Tilde was bred by the Revocable Trust of Dr. Mikel C. Harrington and Patricia O. Harrington.

Dave Newcomb Dave Newcomb, a California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) member since 1981, died on April 28 at the age of 83. As the owner of Walking G Ranch in Taylorsville, Newcomb bred Unbridled Slew, a Red Bullet colt out of the unraced Avenue of Flags mare Sookloozy whom he sold for $190,000 at the 2005 Keeneland September Yearling Sale and who went on to set a record commercial price for a Californiabred when he was subsequently purchased by Darley Stable for $2.5 million to top the 2006 Barretts May Sale of Two-YearOlds in Training.

Gone, But Not Forgotten Two California-breds and the dam of a 2009 California Champion Older Female and Golden State champion, all of whom were 2008/2009 Valkyr Trophy winner, died aged stakes winners, recently died. 22 on May 7. A daughter of Synastry, Lethal On April 23, the Cal-bred gelding Leta won a total of eight stakes races at Onceforhteroad lived to the age of 21 at California’s Bay Meadows Racecourse and Arleen Hyland-Geraghty’s Reilly Hyland ©De VOL Golden Gate Fields, as well as at Les Boise Animal Sanctuary on Lazy Acres Farm and Park in her native Idaho where she is a memAbstract Energy Stables in Florida. The chestnut son of Falstaff ber of its Racing Hall of Fame, during a 32and the winning Hawaii (SAf) mare Lei of Stars was bred race career that yielded 12 wins, seven seconds, six thirds by Joan Hadley Thoroughbreds and won Fairplex Park’s and a bankroll of $300,602. 1994 Gateway To Glory Stakes, 1995 Pomona Derby Cal-bred Abstract Energy, the winner of consecutive and 1996 Phil D. Shepherd Stakes while posting a five- stakes races at Santa Rosa as a five-year-old in July and season record of 36-6-2-8 and $351,629 in earnings. August of 1987, died at her co-owner Cecil Moore’s farm Lethal Leta, the bay dam of 2004 stakes victor in Oregon on May 13. Bred by Horatio Melone, she Prevalent and Unusual Heat’s dual grade I-placed graded earned $202,865 from 11 wins, 10 seconds and nine stakes winner and $655,988-earner Lethal Heat, the thirds in 48 trips to post before becoming the dam of Aza 2008 California Champion Three-Year-Old Female, whose 18 wins included two stakes victories. 8 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED • JUNE 2013

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10 Years Ago

June 7, 2003

On June 7, 2003, the six-year-old gelding El Dorado Shooter scored the biggest but final win of his career with a victory in the grade III, $142,500 Bay Meadows Breeders’ Cup Sprint Handicap. Bred in California by his trainer Clifford DeLima, the son of Man From Eldorado and the dual stakes-winning Lypheor (GB) mare Maui Lyphear J. retired two seasons later with a record of 12 wins, six seconds, one third and $558,242 in earnings from 33 starts.

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El Dorado Shooter Grade III Bay Meadows Breeders’ Cup Sprint Handicap

June 12, 1988

25 Years Ago

The $127,000 California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields on June 12, 1988, was won by the California-bred sophomore filly Tropical Stephanie who was by Bold Tropic (SAf) out of Properantes’ stakes-placed two-time winner Stephanie Bryn. Also a stakes winner at the age of six, she was bred by Stephen Weissman and retired at the end of her seven-year-old campaign with a bankroll of $414,975 from a 46-10-10-6 record. ©Vassar

June 11, 1963

50 Years Ago

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Edie Belle $22,200 Wilshire Handicap

Tropical Stephanie $127,000 California Oaks

Edie Belle, a six-year-old daughter of Determine and the stakes-placed three-time winner Just Desert, by Sky Raider, won the $22,200 Wilshire Handicap at Hollywood Park on June 11, 1963, for her third and last career stakes victory. Bred in California by C. H. Jones & Sons, she retired 16 starts and three wins later with a record of 80-13-9-8 and $92,100 earned before becoming the dam of two black-type winners including Lucy Belle who produced Fighter Fox, winner of the grade I Monmouth Oaks in 1986.

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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.

June 3 Deadline For CTBA’s Nor Cal Yearling Sale Monday, June 3, is the closing date for entries to this year’s Northern California Yearling Sale being held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton on Tuesday, Aug. 13. Hosted by the CTBA since 2004, the auction numbers 27 stakes winners among its more than 500 winners, including grade II winner Sierra Sunset, dual graded stakes winner Autism Awareness and $724,983-earner Bai and Bai. The sale has a $300 entry fee, $1,000 upset price and $500 minimum commission charge. 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.

Spotlighting California’s Foals Of 2013 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. High quality photos need to be submitted by the following Monday deadlines: June 10 for the July issue; and July 8 for the August issue. For additional information, please contact either the magazine’s Advertising Manager, Loretta Veiga, at loretta@ctba.com/(626) 445-7800, extension 227, or its Managing Editor, Rudi Groothedde, at rudi@ctba.com/(626) 445-7800, extension 226. Additionally, stallion and farm owners or breeders are also welcome to submit photos of 2013 foals for inclusion on the CTBA’s website of www.ctba.com to its Managing Editor, Ken Gurnick, at kgurnick@ctba.com.

The CTBA Calendar Corner Event

CTBA Sales Northern California Yearling Sale

Date(s)

Tuesday, August 13

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Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton

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Notes — June 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

Carli Grimbleby Awarded Foundation Scholarship At Western University The California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) has granted a scholarship to Carli Grimbleby, who is a doctor of veterinary medicine candidate at Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine in Pomona. She expects to be awarded her degree in June of 2014. Carli has a B.S. degree in Animal Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Carli’s desire is to be a part of the local veterinary community as well as the racing industry. Toward this goal, Carli has served as past Vice President for the Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). This past year, Carli has worked with the veterinarians at Barretts Sales & Racing and the FEI Yosemite Gold Cup Endurance Race in Groveland, Calif. Her experience is not limited to the United States as Carli has also worked the Il Palio horse race in Siena, Italy.

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

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

Memorial Donations The CTF accepts donations in memory of relatives and friends, with all such donations allocated to Scholarship Funds of the Foundation and to the Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library. Please remember members of our industry with a donation to the CTF Memorial Fund. Donations may be sent to CTF, P. O. Box 60018, Arcadia, CA 91066-6018. The CTF joins in honoring the memory of those whose names appear in bold type. We also thank and acknowledge the donors for their generous contributions. Joan Rogers Clydene Boots

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A Homebred Sweep California Gold Rush

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by RUDI GROOTHEDDE this time it was Corey Nakatani who piloted Tommy Town’s Curvy Cat to victory in the $126,000 B. Thoughtful Stakes. Both these events were contested at 7 1/2 furlongs. The day’s sixth race, the $70,750 Grey Memo Stakes, was won by Harris Farms’ Super Ability and Nick Alexander’s Hail Mary won the $70,500 Warren’s Thoroughbreds Stakes, the opening event on a 10-race program that included two open claiming races also won by California-breds. Breaking their maidens in the $60,750 NTRA (National Thoroughbred Racing Association) Stakes, the third race of the day, and the last event, the $62,000 Alphabet Kisses Stakes, were Old English Rancho’s Celebrity Status and Benjamin Warren’s homebred Warren’s Veneda, respectively. With 10 winners to its name, including four bred in partnership, Coalinga-based Harris Farms leads the rankings amongst breeders by wins at California Gold Rush. The seven victories by the progeny of its resident stallion Unusual Heat ranks him second to the pensioned Bertrando by just one win. Bejarano’s impressive total of 17 winners recorded at California Gold Rush during the past six years, places him as the runner-up to the 19 recorded by Victor Espinoza who bagged his first two victories at the event during its second renewal in 2001. Bob Baffert leads all trainers with 12 triumphs.

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With more than $1.125 million in purse money on the line, this year’s California Gold Rush XIV day at Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood proved a boon to runners bred or sired in the Golden State when homebreds won all of the eight restricted stakes races that paid out total purses of $1,060,250. Headlining the four black-type events on April 27, was the $250,000 Snow Chief Stakes for three-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles that resulted in a victory by Florida resident Donald Dizney’s Surfcup, whose win in this ninth race of the day gave jockey Rafael Bejarano a triple. The Bob Baffert trainee also provided the stallion Unusual Heat, California’s leading sire since 2008, with his second consecutive winner of the Snow Chief following Unusual Heatwave’s triumph in 2012. Held half a dozen races earlier was the corresponding event for sophomore fillies, the $245,000 Melair Stakes at 1 1/16 miles, which was won by Doinghardtimeagain, bred and owned by Tom and Debi Stull’s Tommy Town Thoroughbreds in Santa Ynez. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, she provided Bejarano with his fourth winning ride in the Melair in the last six years. About half an hour later, Bejarano and Hollendorfer combined again to win the $125,250 Tiznow Stakes with the sixyear-old horse Kate’s Event for William Ziering, while the eighth race on the program was won by another Hollendorfer trainee, but

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Surfcup: The Right Choice

by EMILY SHIELDS It’s not often that Florida resident and breeding mogul Donald Dizney sends his mares to California stallions, but when he does, watch out. “In looking at Unusual Heat, he seems to get all kinds of speed and distance horses,” Dizney said. Basically, the Unusual Heats are versatile types, and Dizney proved it firsthand with his homebred Surfcup, a three-year-old by California’s leading sire since 2008. The sophomore has run well on all three surfaces, most recently making a successful switch to Betfair Hollywood Park’s all-weather Cushion Track to take the $300,000 Snow Chief Stakes on April 27, California Gold Rush XIV day. Surfcup won his racing debut at the Inglewood oval on Nov. 23, 2012, but he did it on the grass course, scoring by a nose in a mile maiden special weight race for Dizney and trainer Bob Baffert. After unsuccessfully cutting back to seven furlongs when finishing sixth in December’s $200,000 King Glorious Stakes, Surfcup made both his 2013 and dirt debuts at Santa Anita Park in the $300,500 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes during January. He found himself setting the pace on a sealed wet fast track and tired in the stretch to be third. Back on grass for his next start, Surfcup responded favorably with a win in an allowance race on March 1. From there, he was fourth with a troubled trip in the $200,500 Echo Eddie Stakes on dirt going 6 1/2 furlongs, again at Santa Anita, on March 30. That set him up for his breakout performance in the Snow Chief. One-time Kentucky Derby hopeful Tiz a Minister would go favored in the eight-horse field, with grade III-placed

Nina’s Dragon and the Echo Eddie Stakes winner Omega Star also receiving support. Surfcup was third choice at 5-1, and jockey Rafael Bejarano let him settle just behind the slow pace set by 37-1 longshot Bobo. They meandered through fractions of :24.24 and :48.14, with Bejarano waiting until the top of the stretch to take over with Surfcup. From there, they held off the late challenge from Fighting Hussar, scoring by a half-length in 1:50.80. Tiz a Minister struggled behind the slow pace but rallied to finish four lengths further back in third. “He’s definitely a two-turn horse,” said assistant trainer Mike Marlow about Surfcup after the race. “We always thought he likes the turf, but this gives us options.” Surfcup has now earned $275,800 with three wins and a third in six starts. Dizney was so pleased with the horse that he has since sent a handful of other mares to Harris Farms’ Unusual Heat. “I can’t wait to keep running in some of the other California-bred races out there,” Dizney said. Of the popular Cal-bred bonus program, he added, “That’s why I’m out there.” Surfcup is the first living foal out of Runaway Groom’s four-time winner Omi Princess, who is also a Dizney homebred, as is her dam, Osceola Princess, a four-time winner by Broad Brush. The $100,000 Affirmed Handicap (grade III) on June 2, and the $150,000 Swaps Stakes (grade II) on July 4, are options for Surfcup, who will have the opportunity to switch back to grass when the racing moves from Hollywood to the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, which boasts the rich Del Mar Derby program for three-year-old grass horses.

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Doinghardtimeagain: Growing In Stature

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by JACKIE BARNES For Tom and Debi Stull, the owners of Tommy Town Thoroughbreds in Santa Ynez, it’s been a very good year. California’s leading breeders in 2009, 2012, and so far in 2013, they won two stakes during the 14th edition of California Gold Rush at Betfair Hollywood Park on April 27. They won the $245,000 Melair Stakes with the threeyear-filly Doinghardtimeagain and the $125,000 B. Thoughtful Stakes with the four-year-filly Curvy Cat. Both runners, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, are homebreds by their farm’s resident stallion Ministers Wild Cat. For Doinghardtimeagain, this was her second stakes victory of the year, following her win in the $200,750 Evening Jewel Stakes at Santa Anita Park on March 30. At two, Hollendorfer knew she was something special following a second place finish in her debut at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Aug. 26, 2012. He then stretched her out to a 1 1/16 miles in October’s $250,000 California Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes, where she was beaten only a half-length by California champion Tilde. The filly showed her versatility when she broke her maiden going six furlongs at Hollywood Park on Nov. 9. Doinghardtimeagain closed out her juvenile champion with a 2 1/4- length win over Unusual Way in Hollywood Park’s $196,000 Soviet Problem Stakes on Dec. 9. In her three-year-old debut on Jan. 26, the $300,000 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes at Santa Anita, she finished fourth to Qiaona on a wet fast track. But she rebounded well to finish second, beaten only a half-length, to Judy in Disguise (GB), in the $81,850 Sweet Life Stakes at 6 1/2 furlongs on Santa Anita’s downhill turf course.

The astute Hollendorfer knew that the 1 1/16-mile distance of the Melair was ideal for his prize charge, plus she liked the all-weather Cushion Track surface at Hollywood Park. With the meet’s leading jockey Rafael Bejarano aboard, Doinghardtimeagain stalked the pace set by Sweet Marini and Unusual Way. Bejarano asked his filly for her effort turning for home and she responded by inching away in the lane to a victory by 1 1/4 lengths at the wire. For Bejarano this was his fourth win the in the Melair Stakes. He won the others on Bel Air Sizzle (2008), Pretty Unusual (2009) Camille C (2010). Hollendorfer recorded his third win of the day in the $125,250 Tiznow Stakes with Kate’s Event, a daughter of the deceased Event of the Year. Doinghardtimeagain’s sire Ministers Wild Cat is a son of leading sire Deputy Minister out of the 1993 Eclipse Champion Three-Year-Old Filly, Hollywood Wildcat. He is a half-brother six stakes horses, including the 2000 Breeders’ Cup Mile Stakes (grade I) winner War Chant. Through May 16, Ministers Wild Cat ranked second among all California sires and was placed in the top 50 nationally. His dam Silver Hawk Lady, a two-time winner by the 1982 Eclipse Horse of the Year, Conquistador Cielo, has produced two other winners. This pedigree traces back to the grade I winner Romance Is Diane and her full brother Romanceishope, a fellow California champion. The future is a bright one for this improving filly with the versatility and a pedigree that could be a force to be reckoned with. Her career totals are now 8-4-3-0 for earnings of $483,770, making her the leading moneywinner for her sire.

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Kate’s Event: Better Late Than Never

by MARCIE HEACOX The six-year-old horse Kate’s Event proved better late than never as he garnered his first career stakes win in the $125,250 Tiznow Stakes on California Gold Rush XIV day, April 27 at Betfair Hollywood Park. He was also making his stakes debut. Kate’s Event got an average start from post position two but was eased to second-to-last by jockey Rafael Bejarano. The bay began a rally on the far turn, moving between rivals, then shifted to the outside entering the stretch and rallied to win a four-horse blanket finish by a half-length. His rider said he wasn’t sure they’d get up for the victory, but an advantageous trip made the difference. “Everything worked out great,” Bejarano said. “I knew I was going to come from behind and I was hoping they’d be going a little faster early. When I saw my horse was relaxing so well, I just decided to wait.” Pacesetter Rock Me Baby was second by a nose to Planet Sunshine, followed by Mel’s Game, Holladay Road, Bailouttheminister and He Be Fire N Ice. Kate’s Event was the 4-1 third choice among the seven Californiabred or California-sired males. The winning time for 7 1/2 furlongs on the all-weather Cushion Track surface was 1:29.31, the second slowest running in the 11-year history of the race named after multiple Eclipse Award and California champion Tiznow. It was the second of three Gold Rush wins on the day for both Bejarano and National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer—their second as a team.

Bejarano has 19 wins in Gold Rush history, two behind record holder Victor Espinoza. Kate’s Event is owned by his breeder, William Henry Ziering, and was sired by Event of the Year who died in January of 2012, while standing stud at Gran Derby in Venezuela. The 17-year-old stallion previously resided in California at Golden Eagle Farm, owned by his late breeders John and Betty Mabee, and Magali Farms. Kate’s Event was foaled in the Golden State at Rancho Cuidar. He’s the last and most successful foal, by far, out of dam Nordidid, by Mane Minister. She was winless but placed three times in four races. Kate’s Event has spent his entire 16-race career in Southern California, racking up six wins, two placings and one showing. His debut was delayed until November of his three-year-old year, when he broke his maiden at Santa Anita Park in his second start on Dec. 27, 2010. He came into Gold Rush day off an allowance optional claiming victory at Santa Anita on April 7, the level at which he’s competed 11 times. “I thought he ran sensational last time and he came right back and duplicated that race,” Hollendorfer said. “He had an injury a while back but he’s back in top form now.” With this latest winner’s haul of $71,250, his career earnings total $317,190. Hollendorfer indicated Kate’s Event would be given more opportunities to advance, saying, “We’ll look at some of the stakes here down the road.”

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Curvy Cat: Consistently Versatile

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by EMILY SHIELDS Versatile Curvy Cat certainly doesn’t need to take her track with her. The four-year-old filly, victorious in the $126,000 B. Thoughtful Stakes during the California Gold Rush XIV day at Betfair Hollywood Park on April 27, was gaining her seventh win on her fourth surface at her fifth track, and extended her record to 14 in-the-money efforts in 15 starts. After breaking her maiden at Golden Gate Fields in January of 2012, for an $8,000 tag going five furlongs on the all-weather Tapeta surface, Curvy Cat won a pair of starter allowances there on her way to bigger and better things. She won an allowance on the dirt at Santa Rosa in July, and took an optional claimer on the same surface at Fresno in October. Her very first foray to Southern California yielded a third place finish in the $70,440 Skillful Joy Stakes at Hollywood Park, which she followed with another third in Santa Anita Park’s $81,700 Paseana Handicap in her 2013 debut, defeating dual grade II winner Great Hot (Brz). Down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course, Curvy Cat then defeated grade I-placed Best Present Ever, proving she fit with the best California-bred company. She made a point of consolidating that fact in the B. Thoughtful, a seven-furlong contest on Hollywood Park’s all-weather Cushion Track surface. The Tommy Town Thoroughbreds homebred, a daughter of resident stallion Ministers Wild Cat, finally captured her first stakes win in the B. Thoughtful, and defeated some nice horses in the process. After the scratch of grade I winner Teddy’s Promise, the

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post-time favorite was the speedy California champion Ismene, who sought a return to form in her third start off a 13month layoff. Curvy Cat was sent off as the 6-1 fourth choice behind the likes of dual grade I-placed stakes winner Sugarinthemorning and the multiple stakes-placed Dancingtothestars. Under jockey Corey Nakatani, Curvy Cat settled well back, eighth in a 10-horse field, before rallying at the top of the stretch to run down Ismene in the lane. Curvy Cat scored by a length over that rival, with Dancingtothestars finishing a further 3 3/4 lengths back in third. Curvy Cat, a Jerry Hollendorfer-trainee, has now earned $241,373. Hollendorfer won three stakes races on the California Gold Rush card, and his hot hand left rival jockey Rafael Bejarano, on Ismene, defeated. “I had a lot of horse left,” Bejarano said after the race, “but you know (Hollendorfer) is hot today. He’s a very good trainer and his horses have been running very good. I had an opportunity to win the race. . .but the best horse beat me.” Hollendorfer felt better when the favorite was withdrawn. “When Teddy’s Promise was scratched, I think that bolstered everybody’s confidence a little bit because she was definitely the horse to beat,” he said. “We’ll see about finding more spots for her (Curvy Cat) here.” Curvy Cat was the first foal to live and is the only foal to race out of the winning Distorted Humor mare Curvy Girl, who has had difficult luck in the breeding shed. Curvy Girl also broke her maiden at Golden Gate, as did her dam, the stakes-winning Personal Flag mare Personal Fleet.

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No Place Like Home California Gold Rush by RUDI GROOTHEDDE Following the trend of the day’s quartet of black-type races, the winners of the four other stakes races also contested on the all-weather Cushion Track surface at Betfair Hollywood Park on April 27, during the Inglewood track’s 14th edition of the annual $1 million-plus California Gold Rush day for runners three-year-old and up bred or sired in the Golden State, were homebreds too; the older geldings Super Ability (Harris Farms) and Celebrity Status (Old English Rancho) and the three-year-old fillies Hail Mary (Nick Alexander) and Warren’s Veneda (Benjamin Warren). Never In Doubt In the $70,500 Warren’s Thoroughbreds Stakes for fillies and mares, the 10-race program’s opening race and one of two seven-furlong stakes events for allowance runners at Cal Cup XIV, the 1-5 favorite Hail Mary went gate-to-wire to win by 9 3/4 lengths over fellow sophomore Swiss Bliss in 1:22.67. Four-year-old Wild in the Saddle finished a further length behind in third. Trained by Mike Mitchell and ridden for the second consecutive time by Julien Leparoux, the chestnut filly earned $42,000 to improve her record to 4-2-1-1 and $120,560. The 22nd stakes winner for her sire Old Topper, a resident of Tommy Town Thoroughbreds in Santa Ynez, Hail Mary is the fourth foal and winner out of the 12-year-old General Meeting mare Lady Sax, the winner of her only start at three and a half-sister to 2001 French stakes victor First Fleet. Lady Sax is currently in foal to Nick Alexander’s homebred graded stakes winner Grazen, also the sire of her two-year-old colt Stand By Your Man.

After winning her debut by 4 1/2 lengths in a maiden special weight race at Santa Anita Park on Jan. 26, Hail Mary finished unplaced in allowance company when she returned to the Arcadia track’s main dirt track in another six-furlong event on Feb. 8. On March 30, she ran second to Doinghardtimeagain, the subsequent winner of the $245,000 Melair Stakes at Gold Rush XIV, in Santa Anita’s $200,750 Evening Jewel Stakes at 6 1/2 furlongs, before successfully taking on six Cal-bred fillies in the Warren’s Thoroughbreds. His Potential Realized Owned by John and Carole Harris in partnership with Iconic Thoroughbreds LLC, and trained by Carla Gaines, five-year-old Super Ability was never headed when winning the day’s sixth race, the $70,750 Grey Memo Stakes against seven other Cal-breds. In a 2 3/4length victory over Raised a Secret, who finished 3 1/4 lengths clear of the third-placed finisher Memphis, the chestnut posted a final time of 1:22.83 as the 2-1 favorite with Martin Garcia in the irons for the third time in a row. A son of Langfuhr, Super Ability is the third foal and winner produced by the 2002 California Champion ThreeYear-Old Female, Super High, a 14-year-old daughter of High Brite whose other two previous foals are also multiple winners. The most recent foal out of this half-sister to 1996 graded stakes winner To B. Super is a 2013 colt by Heatseeker (Ire), one of seven stallions currently standing at Harris Farms in Coalinga. Following his $42,000 payday in the Grey Memo, Super

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Ability’s record now stands at $90,100 in earnings from two wins and a runner-up effort in four starts. After a fourthplaced finish over Hollywood’s main track on July 2, 2011, he was not seen at the races for more than 19 months until finishing second at the same six-furlong distance on Feb. 15 of this year. Super Ability was then a 1 1/2-length winner in maiden special weight company going a mile on the turf back at Santa Anita. Born To Perform The third race of the day and one of two stakes races for maidens at 6 1/2 furlongs, the $60,750 NTRA (National Thoroughbred Racing Association) Stakes was won by four-year-old Celebrity Status, trained by Don Warren and owned by the partnership of Bud and Judy Johnston and Cherry Hawk Stables. After stalking in second and taking the lead in midstretch, the 5-2 second favorite defeated Saint Leo by 6 1/4 lengths in 1:16.86 while Meydan Magic finished 1 1/4 lengths further back for third in the field of eight Cal-breds, including the 2-1 favorite Ethnic Dance who finished seventh. By Vronsky, one of five resident stallions at the Johnston’s Sanger farm who now has a stakes winner in each of

his first four of six limited crops of racing age to date, Celebrity Status is the 10th of 11 foals out of 18-year-old A Lucky Happening, an unraced daughter of Somethinglucky whose third offspring is the grade II-placed, dual stakes winner Allswellthatnswell. In four trips to post, all at the same distance with Tyler Baze aboard, the dark bay has accrued a bankroll of $50,810, including his latest $36,000 injection that was preceded by a second-placed finish on the dirt in his third consecutive start at Santa Anita. Prior to that March 9 effort, Celebrity Status ran seventh on Santa Anita’s downhill turf course on Feb. 21, after finishing fourth on the main track on Jan. 24. A Pleasant Surprise As the fourth choice in the wagering at odds of 8-1, Warren’s Veneda proved superior against a dozen Cal-bred fillies and mares in the $62,000 Alphabet Kisses Stakes for maidens, the final race on the day’s program. The Craig Lewis trainee was ridden by Tyler Baze and came from as far back as ninth to win by 1 3/4 lengths in 1:18.52 over Lake-

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California Gold Rush Cont’d. side Bride, who edged Mia Lady by half a length for the runner-up spot. A chestnut daughter of Affirmative, a resident of Farrell Jones Layup Center, and 16-year-old More Cal Bread, a two-time winner by Flying Continental whose six other

previous foals include three winners, Warren’s Veneda was foaled in Hemet at the Warren’s Thoroughbreds of Ben and Sally Warren. In her only other start, Warren’s Veneda finished fifth going one mile on the turf at Santa Anita and she now boasts earnings of $37,120 after banking $36,000 in the Alphabet Kisses where the 5-2 favorite Onemoresweetkiss finished last.

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The scene at historic Keeneland Racecourse in ings of $1,512,575. The Florida-bred champion has Lexington, Kentucky, never changes. College-aged gone on to sire 15 stakes winners, and stands the kids dress to impress and hang out on the leg2013 season for $1,000. endary grounds of the beautiful venue, playing the After Wekiva Springs’ retirement, a consishorses and having a generally good time. That’s tent lineup of stakes winners started to roll in for exactly where Donald Dizney found himself Dizney. His millionaire Anet, a son of Clever some 50 years ago while on a football Trick, won the grade II Del Mar Derby in scholarship. 1997, and finished second in that year’s “I’d go there wearing yellow pants and grade I, $1,240,000 Haskell Invitational no socks and thought I was a cool guy,” Handicap behind Belmont Stakes Dizney recalled. “I got interested in horses (grade I) winner Touch Gold. The same then, and thought that one day me and season, Phone Trick’s Semoran won the fifty of my friends would own a horse Kentucky Cup Classic Handicap (grade III) together.” and retired with earnings of $860,035. Dizney’s fascination with racing grew Both horses went on to be sires. from the infield of the 1961 KenUnfortunately, not every tucky Derby, when he watched stakes horse had a fairy-tale Florida-bred Carry Back win the ending. Dizney’s filly Diamond “Run for the Roses.” Omi, by Giant’s Causeway, won the “I got more interested as time grade II, $200,000 Oak Leaf Stakes went on,” he said. at Santa Anita in 2005, defeating In 1983, Dizney put that interest the heavily favored grade I winner to a major test when he opened his Wild Fit. Just weeks after a disappoint550-acre Double Diamond Farm in ing 10th-placed finish in the Breeders’ Ocala, Florida. The only thing left Cup Juvenile Fillies (grade I) Diato do was fill it with horses. “When mond Omi succumbed to a bout of you buy a new house, you have to pneumonia. Similarly, two-time fill it with furniture,” Dizney Sunshine Millions winner Joint explained, “So I started buying horses.” Effort, another homebred daughter Fate started its work early on in of Runaway Groom, was euthanized this endeavor. Dizney purchased a after fracturing her pelvis at winning Tri Jet mare named Jetting Churchill Downs. The dual grade III Angel as one of his first horses, and winner earned $791,465 before her bred her to the 1982 Travers Stakes untimely death. (grade I) winner Runaway Groom, Two years later, First Dude Donald R. Dizney who was standing at Double Diaarrived on the scene to ease the mond. The resulting foal, born in 1991, was the leggy gray sting. The homebred son of Stephen Got Even finished colt Wekiva Springs, who went on to become Dizney’s second in the 2010 Preakness Stakes (grade I) behind dual favorite horse. champion Looking at Lucky, before finishing third in the Wekiva Springs won six of his first seven starts, includ- grade I Belmont Stakes, Haskell Invitational Stakes and ing three stakes, from 1993 to 1995, before his streak was Travers Stakes. He rounded into form at four, when he was snapped in Santa Anita Park’s grade I, $500,000 Strub transferred to Southern California and the barn of trainer Stakes behind Dare and Go. He left Southern California Bob Baffert, and reeled off three straight wins. After takafter that effort and moved to the New York and Florida ing an allowance event at Santa Anita, First Dude shipped circuits, where he took the grade I Gulfstream Park and to Churchill Downs for a victory in the grade III, Suburban Handicaps. He retired to Double Diamond with $358,500 Alysheba Stakes. In his final career start, he gut10 wins, four seconds and two thirds in 21 starts and earn- ted out a brave victory in the grade I, $500,000 Hollywood

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their breeding program like that. Century Park got me out there into the program, and Surfcup is keeping me there.” While California’s racing landscape is pleasant vacation territory for Dizney, Florida is home. He bred the Seattle Slew colt Distinction, who became the highest-priced Florida-bred yearling when he sold for $4.2 million at the 2000 Saratoga yearling sale. Dizney has served as the President of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners Association (FTBOA) several times. He pointed to some of the major changes in Florida racing that the organization has helped implement in the last 30 years since he has been involved, such as racing on Sundays. He is a Past President of the Florida Horse Council, a board member of the Breeders’ Cup and a member of The Jockey Club. “We’ve worked towards growth for the entire industry,” Dizney said. He referenced the new Gulfstream Park in Hallandale as an example; although the reduction of the original Gulfstream grandstand caused consternation amongst racing fans, the construction of an entertainment venue with new bars and restaurants around the track has increased business. Double Diamond Farm isn’t just Dizney’s personal venture anymore, either. His son David is the farm’s President, while son-in-law Roger Brand is the Vice President and General Manger. The operation has come a long way from being a mere glimmer in Dizney’s eye, way back when he wore yellow pants at Keeneland in college.

First Dude Grade I Hollywood Gold Cup—July 9, 2011

Wekiva Springs Grade I Gulfstream Park Handicap—March 2, 1996

Century Park $75,000 California Cup Distance Handicap—October 3, 2009

Surfcup $300,000 Snow Chief Stakes—April 27, 2013

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Gold Cup at Hollywood Park. First Dude retired with earnings of $1,442,140 and stands for $7,500 at Double Diamond where he was bred to 140 mares in 2012, and is booked to 150 mares this year. In 2009, homebred Century Park became the first Florida-bred to win a California Cup event. The entry rules were expanded that year to include Californiasired runners, which made the daughter of General Meeting eligible for the $75,000 Cal Cup Distance Handicap, which she won by a half-length. Dizney was particularly fond of that breeding, as the dam, Ecclesiastes, is a half-sister to dual grade II winner Career Collection, by General Meeting. The decision to go back to that stallion with the female family was practical. Dizney reported that Century Park is now enjoying life as a broodmare at Double Diamond. Now Dizney is represented by Surfcup, his first stakeswinning California-bred. The son of Harris Farms’ Unusual Heat won the $300,000 Snow Chief Stakes on April 27, raising his record to three wins and a third in six starts with earnings of $275,800. “That was a nice win for us,” Dizney said of the Snow Chief. “I can’t wait to keep running in some of the other races down in California.” Dizney has been a California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) member since 1990, and strongly agreed with the opening of the California Cup races to statesired runners. “It’s encouraging to see California opening

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Heating Up Regional Sales by LISA GROOTHEDDE Although a sweltering heat wave pushed Pomona The former was bred by Milton Douzos, Gil Matos and thermostats into record temperatures in the low 100s on Fernando Matos and sold for $120,000 to trainer Dan HenMay 13, the hottest activity inside the region’s Hinds Pavilion dricks, agent for Cecil Peacock; the latter was bred by Harris was gauged in the low 90s, as three of the most sought-after Farms and Donald Valpredo and sold for $100,000 to trainer horses of the 2013 Barretts May Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Eoin Harty, agent for Wounded Warrior. Training—the top-priced colt, the top-priced filly and the Spirited bidding punctuated the atmosphere as buyers top-priced California-bred—sold within minutes of each other proved to be more aggressive than in recent years, despite a as hip numbers 92, 93 and 94. sobering announcement from Betfair Hollywood Park on the Leading the way among this elite cluster, and among all entries eve of the preview show that the 75-year-old Inglewood racefor the single session hosted by Barretts Sales & track would permanently close its doors in December to make Racing, was an Into Mischief colt consigned by Ciaran Dunne’s way for commercial and residential development on its site. Wavertree Stables as hip number 92. The Kentucky-bred youngFrom the 109 racing prospects led into the auction ring, ster out of dual group winner Smolensk, a Danzig half-sister to 88 were reported as sold for gross receipts of $4,869,200, reprethe 2007 Broodmare of the Year, senting a tremendous 63 percent Better Than Honour, elicited a increase from the collective $2,986,500 winning bid of $320,000 from Racing paid for 69 juveniles at the correspondHall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. ing sale in 2012. The average price The half-brother to 2012 dual jumped by 27.8 percent this year, from juvenile stakes winner Martha’s $43,283 to $55,332, marking the sale’s Moon was one of 11 horses who highest such figure since 181 juveniles posted the bullet time of :10 for a averaged $62,604 in 2007; meanone-furlong work during the May 10 while, the 2013 median improved by under-tack preview at Fairplex Park. 30.4 percent, from $23,000 to $30,000. Selling for $225,000 as hip The buy-back rate was relatively number 94 was a Kentucky-bred unchanged at 19.3 percent, compared Indian Charlie filly who commanded to 18.8 percent last year. the auction’s peak price for her Of the 49 Cal-breds listed in this gender after she worked a furlong year’s 154-horse catalog, 24 of the 32 in :10 1/5 for consignor Eddie offered brought a collective $1,012,000 Woods. The half-sister to Peruvian to yield an average price of $42,167. champion Ole Pegasus out of Last year, 20 state-breds grossed Forestry’s grade III-placed winner $550,500 for an average of $27,525 Stoic was acquired by prominent each. Sizzlin’ Dixie, a daughter of Ballena Vista California owner Paul Reddam. “The quality of the horses in this Farm’s 2013 freshman sire Dixie Chatter, Creating her own buzz between the year’s May Sale was stronger than in sold for $190,000 from the Havens Bloodstock Agency consignment as the highest-priced sale’s most expensive colt and most recent years, but the racehorse Cal-bred at this year’s Barretts May Sale expensive filly as hip number 93 was market is also stronger, which has of Two-Year-Olds in Training. the appropriately named Sizzlin’ been shown in the results of all major Dixie, who set the highwater mark for Cal-bred offerings with U.S. two-year-old sales this year,” said Barretts Vice President her $190,000 pricetag after she blazed through her quarter-mile Bill Baker. “The market is stronger mainly because of reduced pre-sale work in a bullet :21. The Dixie Chatter filly out of two- supply of horses along with a strengthening economy. The time Arizona stakes winner Sonora Desert, by Desert God, was strengthening economy is also the primary reason that the bred by Baseline Equine LLC and purchased from the Havens inevitable decision to develop Hollywood Park was finally Bloodstock Agency consignment by the Three Amigos part- announced.” nership of Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman. “We had concerns about the timing of the announcement These three notables were among 15 juveniles who of the pending closure of Hollywood Park, but, in reality, obtained six-figure prices during the 2013 Barretts May Sale, markets are more stable when uncertainty is removed,” Baker compared to nine such horses at last year’s event. Also passing continued. “The announcement had little effect on the sale— this benchmark in 2013 were two Cal-bred speedsters who had perhaps even a positive one.” each been clocked a furlong in :10: a Tribal Rule colt out of Rockingham Ranch led all buyers, with four juveniles multiple stakes producer Sassy Synner, by Synastry, and a purchased for an aggregate $335,000. Wavertree ranked as the Singletary filly out of unraced Tiz a Problem, by Cee’s Tizzy. top consignor, with eight horses sold for $923,500. ©Benoit

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“O” So Elusive

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The Triple Crown by EMILY SHIELDS of retirement, and 77-year-old trainer D. Wayne Lukas; both are former California regulars. The Golden State’s runners in the race were disappointing; Goldencents ran fifth, while Govenor Charlie appeared to not handle the track and finished eighth of nine. There is a California connection with the winner, however: Oxbow is out Tizamazing, who is by the state’s leading sire of 2000 and 2001, Cee’s Tizzy. California had better luck in the filly counterpart races on the Friday afternoons before the Triple Crown events. Beholder, the Eclipse Champion Two-Year-Old Filly of 2012 whose trainer, Richard Mandella, is based out of Southern California, finished a courageous second to 38-1 longshot Princess of Sylmar in the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (grade I). Beholder was fractious before the start, even falling in the post parade on her way to the gate, but survived being close to a hot pace while just getting run down at the wire. In the $500,000 Black Eyed Susan Stakes (grade II), CTBA members Bob Baffert and Mike Pegram scored with Fiftyshadesofhay, who rallied relentlessly in the stretch to win by a neck. Baffert trains the filly for Pegram, who owns her in partnership with Paul Weitman and Karl Watson. On the Preakness undercard, Zee Bros became Californiabred sire Brother Derek’s first stakes winner when capturing the $100,000 Chick Lang Stakes. The Zayat Stables runner is also trained by Baffert. Both Orb and Oxbow are expected to run in the $1 million Belmont Stakes (grade I) at Belmont Park on June 8. If so, it will be the second time in three years that the Derby and Preakness winners square off in the Belmont.

Orb—Grade I Kentucky Derby—May 4, 2013

Oxbow—Grade I Preakness Stakes—May 18, 2013

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For the 35th straight year, a Triple Crown winner remains elusive. During the 40th anniversary of Secretariat’s legendary Triple Crown run, many fans were hoping a horse would emerge to finally sweep the grade I Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes, which hasn’t been accomplished since Affirmed did it in 1978. After Orb’s resounding victory in the 139th Kentucky Derby, many were ready to hand him the Crown, but Oxbow put a stop to the excitement by winning the second jewel. After winning four straight races, including the $1 million Florida Derby (grade I), Orb was sent off as a lukewarm 5-1 favorite in the grade I, $2,174,800 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4. The son of Malibu Moon was as far back as 17th early in the 19-horse field, but jockey Joel Rosario, a former California regular, steered the colt wide on the far turn and then held on while Orb mowed down the field, scoring by 2 1/2 lengths. The classic 10-furlong distance was completed in 2:02.89 on a sloppy (sealed) racetrack. The lone California threat in the “Run for the Roses” was the grade I, $750,750 Santa Anita Derby winner Goldencents, trained by California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (CTBA) member Doug O’Neill. Although many expected him to set the pace, Goldencents found himself chasing surprise front runner Palace Malice early through brisk fractions, and dropped back to 17th at the finish. Orb was heavily favored to win the Preakness at Pimlico Racecourse on May 18, but could only muster a fourthplaced effort while 15-1 longshot Oxbow led every step of the way to score by 1 3/4 lengths. The son of Awesome Again won for 50-year-old jockey Gary Stevens, fresh out

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The Grade California-Breds

Halo Dolly: Back On Broadway

by MARCIE HEACOX California-bred Halo Dolly notched her first win in more than six months in the grade III, $100,500 Wilshire Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park on April 28. The five-year-old mare’s last winner’s circle sojourn was for the $64,300 Miss America Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on Oct. 20. Halo Dolly was sent off as the 3-1 second choice in the wagering and broke from the outside post position amongst seven fillies and mares three years old and up. She stalked outside of the 28-1 longshot leader Little Emily and took the lead without urging from jockey Rafael Bejarano as the field straightened for the homestretch drive. When asked to quicken, she responded and easily held sway by 1 1/2 lengths. “This was my first time riding her and I was comfortable the whole race,” Bejarano said. “When I came to the stretch, I just let her go. I didn’t really have to ask her too much, just a couple of taps on the shoulder.” Long Face bested the rest to finish second, a half-length better than the 7-5 favorite Moone’s My Name (GB). Esentepe (Ire), Purim’s Dancer, Nobilis (GB) and Little Emily completed the running order. Byrony (Ire) was scratched. Halo Dolly completed a mile over the firm turf course in 1:34.18, remaining undefeated in her two starts on the grass at the “Track of Lakes and Flowers.” She also marked her second career graded stakes win, following the grade II, $250,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Sept. 3. She’s the seventh Cal-bred winner in the Wilshire Handicap’s 52-year history. The Wilshire win capped a prosperous opening weekend at Hollywood for both Bejarano and National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Each won four stakes races, and three of them came as a team. April 28 was also Bejarano’s second four-win day of the four-day-old meeting.

Hollendorfer made some extra profit as one of Halo Dolly’s winning co-owners. He often claims or buys horses and sells shares to partners, and in this case he teamed up with Daniel and Yolanda Hoefflin, Michael O’Farrell, Charie Robin, George Todaro, Joseph Schneider and Brett Tahajian. The winning breeders are Rod and Lorraine Rodriguez, who raised Halo Dolly at their Cottonwood Creek Ranch in Cottonwood. The dark bay or brown mare is sired by their stallion Popular and is out of the unraced Comic Strip mare Spanish Halo. Her siblings include Russian stakes winner Oksistka and a full sister born earlier this year. The Rodriguezes sold Halo Dolly to their trainer, Greg James, when she was a yearling, and Hollendorfer purchased her privately after she broke her maiden in her third career start at Golden Gate on Feb. 17, 2011. She then rewarded him and his partners with scores in two stakes races and four allowance races before the year was out. Halo Dolly continued improving in 2012, tallying seven wins from 12 starts, including the Fran’s Valentine Stakes, Alameda County Fillies and Mares Stakes, Solana Beach Handicap, the aforementioned Yellow Ribbon Handicap and the Miss America. Her earnings from the 12-month period exceeded $400,000. She began 2013 below par, with a sixthplaced effort in the $100,500 Valentine Dancer Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Jan. 26, then placed in both an allowance race and the $61,350 Golden Poppy Stakes at Golden Gate. Halo Dolly’s career record is 29-15-4-3. She received $60,000 in the Wilshire, bumping her lifetime total earnings to $752,786. More rich purses may be in her future, with Hollywood Park’s grade 1, $250,000 Gamely Stakes on May 27 pegged as her likely next start. Hollendorfer’s assistant trainer, Dan Ward, said, “That would be logical because she’s already a grade II winner.”

Grade III, $100,500 Wilshire Handicap Betfair Hollywood Park—April 28, 2013

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Golden State Homebreds Make Hay In May

by RUDI GROOTHEDDE half-sister to graded stakes winner General Meeting, California’s leading sire of 1998 and 1999. She Finally Breaks The Ice On May 18, the 18th running of the $100,500 Fran’s Valentine Stakes was won by Unusual Hottie who banked $60,000 as the three quarters of a length winner of this onemile test on the firm turf course. Bred by Ali Nilforushan Equestrian LLC and owned by Seyyed Nilforushan, the 9-2 wagering choice started from the inside post and closed from fourth with a three-wide bid to post a winning time of 1:34.28. The dual grade I-placed stakes winner Sugarinthemorning shaded the race’s 4-5 favorite and pacesetter Top Kisser by a nose for the runner-up spot. Trained by John Sadler through October of last year, during which time she was dual stakes-placed, the bay has since made two unbeaten starts for Jeff Mullins in 2013, both with jockey Joe Talamo in the irons. Unusual Hottie’s earnings now stand at $289,498 from a record of six wins, three seconds and two thirds in 13 starts. “I thought she needed her last race, but she won anyway,” said Mullins in the winner’s circle. “We were pointing for this race and didn’t want to empty the tank. This was her second race in three weeks, so she’ll probably get a rest now.” Foaled at Old English Rancho in Sanger on April 17, 2009, Unusual Hottie is by Unusual Heat, California’s leading sire since 2008, and is the first foal out of the deceased Branca Como Neve (Brz), a group I-placed stakes winner at three in her native land whose only other foal is a three-year-old full brother to Unusual Hottie who is yet to be named.

Teddy”s Promise—$85,450 Time To Leave Stakes—May 5, 2013

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

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Last month, the California-bred duo of five-year-old Teddy’s Promise and four-year-old Unusual Hottie won stakes races for fillies and mares three-year-old and up at Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood. . The Winner & Still Champion The former, a daughter of Salt Lake bred and owned in California by Ted and Nichols, successfully defended her title in the third edition of the Time To Leave Stakes worth $85,450 on May 5. As the 2-5 favorite against six opponents going five furlongs on the all-weather Cushion Track surface rated as fast, the grade I-winning California champion of 2011 was a 4 1/4length winner over group III victor Shumoos in :56.80. After starting well from post position three, she showed speed between eventual third-placed finisher Magical Band and Hidinginplainsight, who finished fourth, before angling in to the rail to take the lead a quarter of a mile into the race. Teddy’s Promise then extended her advantage under a mild hand ride and snug hold at the wire by jockey Victor Espinoza for a $56,010 payday. The dark bay mare now has a 23-9-3-1 record and $710,991 in earnings and her trainer Ron Ellis said after the race, “She’s relaxing and getting a lot more consistent than last year. She’s really matured. We’re pretty excited about her. I don’t know about the Desert Stormer (June 16). Her main goal is the (grade II) A Gleam Handicap (July 13). That’s a (Breeders’ Cup) ‘Win and You’re In’ race (for the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita on Nov. 1).” Foaled at the Mabee family’s Golden Eagle Farm in Ramona on May 6, 2008, Teddy’s Promise is the third foal and second winner produced by Capote’s Braids and Beads, a

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Down on the Farm

Burn Injuries In Horses

by HEATHER SMITH THOMAS Burn injuries can be very devastating, but we have better ways to treat them than we did a few decades ago. David Wilson DVM, MS (University of Missouri) says the burns he has seen in horses have all been from barn fires, though there can be other types of burns such as friction burns or chemical burns. “With a barn fire you often have smoke inhalation, which can be very serious if there is enough damage to result in lung edema,” he says. “Fluid loss must be dealt with in burn injuries, so we often give the horse IV (intravenous) fluids. If the lungs have been damaged, however, the fluid therapy can make it worse. When there is smoke inhalation along with a burn injury, it can be a very difficult situation to deal with. You can easily kill the horse by giving too much fluid; it contributes to more lung edema and the animal basically drowns,” he explains. “A burned horse may also get corneal ulcers (from damage to the eyes). Cardio-vascular aspects are also significant because there is so much fluid loss. Immediately following the burn, vaso-constriction of vessels occurs to help control bleeding. The vaso-constriction is then followed by vaso-dilation, resulting in fluid loss from the burn wound,” says Wilson. The initial evaluation of the injury is crucial for prognosis and treatment. “Fortunately many burns are not deep. They are often just first and second degree burns. First

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degree burns are generally not much more significant than mild sunburn, but may be painful because with first degree and superficial second degree burns, the nerves are still fully functional. In a deep second degree burn, however, some of the nerve endings are destroyed and the horse may not appear to be as painful,” he says. There may be areas that don’t look as bad, but are very painful because the nerves are still very active. Superficial burns (first and second degree) will eventually heal but a third degree burn, where all the skin is gone, cannot heal except by growing in from the edges of the wound or by skin grafting. “What differentiates a superficial burn from a third degree burn is the depth. Superficial burns don’t involve the basal layer of the epidermis. If you lose that layer, there is nothing left to re-grow. This lengthens the healing process,” he says. “If a large area is just a superficial burn, it will heal, but if the burns are deep second degree burns or if they are third or fourth degree burns (where tissues beneath the skin have also been damaged), this has a very poor prognosis. A barn fire injury may involve a large area of the body, and if there’s more than 40 to 50 percent of the body affected there will be many issues to deal with, even if they are not all deep burns. Whenever you have that much of the body affected there will be significant fluid and protein losses. The protein losses through the skin are hard to replace.” First and superficial second-degree burns can often heal nicely with normal wound management. “You just try to keep them clean and soft. We often use silver sulfadiazine antibiotic cream on those. This keeps the area moist and helps the horse feel better. The deeper wounds, however, develop a coagulated mass of protein and collagen, and this is called eschar. It can actually form a pretty good bandage as long as it stays there, like a scab. You don’t want to remove those crusts, because they give protection for the wound,” he explains. Within a relatively short time, however, the burn starts to heal and the newly formed cells migrate under the eschar/scab and lift it off the burn bed. Once that starts lifting off, bacteria can get under the eschar. One of the big problems with a burn is pain and itching. The horse wants to rub on

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everything and chew on the wound. “As it starts healing There are many protective coverings that can be put on and itching, the horse can completely destroy the wound. burn wounds. “Equine amnion is commonly used, because it He won’t feel anything in the deep second or third degree can be fairly large. This is the membrane that surrounds a newburns and may stand there and chew the burned tissue or born foal, and it has a skin-like texture. It is very pliable and rub on something until the wound is can move with the horse. It also has a much deeper than it was originally. lot of growth factors in it that help The edges where the nerves are still wound healing. It’s a good barrier, to intact will be very painful and itchy keep the wound covered. Equine amnion is used for covering many and the horse wants to chew and rub types of wounds, but it is especially useit,” says Wilson. ful for burns because of its large size,” “Once the horse gets past all the he says. physiological effects of the immediate The amnion membrane doesn’t burn injury, you are often managing it have to be fresh. It can be stored, like any other wound. The problem is refrigerated, in a mild antibiotic that you are usually dealing with a solution like chlorhexadine. “Veterimuch bigger wound than if it was a narians often cut it in strips and use laceration or a cut. The burn wounds it for distal limb wounds, for are so much bigger, with exposure of instance. When you are dealing with underlying tissues to bacteria. Those the entire amnion it can be a very tissues can’t hold fluid, so any fluid big surface covering, so it would be that is produced in the wound just nice to get it fresh—if someone hapleaks on out. You have a hard time pened to have a mare foaling when keeping these wounds soft and bacteriayou needed it,” says Wilson. You free, and keeping the horse from might need a bigger collection than scratching at them,” he says. most people would have on hand. These horses often have to be put “The amnion membrane may last on pain medication. Non-steroidal Eight days after a burn at least two or three days, but in anti-inflammatory drugs such as some instances it may last longer phenylbutazone (Bute), Banamine or than that if you can keep the horse Equioxx are often used to control from bothering it. If the horse is in a pain. “We sometimes use Reserpine clean environment and not moving which is a long-term sedative and a around too much, and the wound is mild analgesic. Acepromazine is not infected, the amnion covering another agent that is not necessarily may last a lot longer. The more the a great pain reliever but it helps horse moves, the more potential relieve anxiety,” he says. Both of infection there is, and the more these drugs can keep the horse drainage from the underlying wound. relaxed and relieves some stress. The drainage will lift the amnion up “Butorphanol is a controlled substance off the wound bed. If the amnion gets that we sometimes use for controlling settled in place fairly well, and sticks pain. It’s a morphine-like drug. You down, it may stay there for quite a can cross-tie the animal, cover the while,” he says. wounds so they are not exposed, and Sometimes cadaver skin is used as the horse will feel better. But when a temporary cover for a serious burn large areas of the horse are affected, wound. The cadaver skin must be it’s hard to cover everything. Then meticulously collected and prepped you are looking at using some of these to avoid contamination which could injectable drugs that can give some be a source of bacteria and infection pain relief and anxiety relief, but you of the burn site. It works like a bancan’t keep a horse on these types of dage, for a while, until the body drugs for very long,” he explains. Fourth degree burn rejects it. A high pain level can retard heal“The goal is to keep the wound covered until you can get ing because it is a serious stress. “Also, if a horse is in significant pain, even if he’s cross-tied, he will figure out a past the first two weeks. If you can get past that crucial way to get to the wound, and this will be a problem,” says Continued on next page Wilson.

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Down on the Farm Cont’d. time, you’ll have more success when grafting the area. You need to have a good, healthy granulation bed before a graft will ‘take.’ Hopefully the horse has some large healthy areas of skin (donor sites) to remove (the top layers) for grafting,” he says. Often the donor skin is only partial—a split thickness and meshed, so it will stretch—which allows for a small amount of healthy skin to cover a larger area. If the horse is burned on the topside, you could take skin from the belly, chest or neck areas to graft onto the wound. The donor site will be raw until it heals, so you must keep it clean and medicated as well. “Using a split-thickness graft allows you to maintain a protective layer of skin at the donor site, with just the superficial layers removed. Once you mesh that top layer, it can be expanded to cover a fairly large area,” says Wilson. The grafted skin, being only the top layers, is never as tough and resilient as normal skin, and also lacks the sweat glands, oil glands, etc., that are part of the more basal layers of the skin. “The grafted skin is more fragile and never as good as the original. There is a collagen layer and it will be fairly tough, but it won’t have near the hair concentration as normal skin. Thus the grafted area will be more prone to superficial trauma and sunburn,” he explains. If the graft is over the saddle area, you may not be able to ride the horse. If there is significant loss of skin in that area, you could have a long-term problem because tack would put pressure on fragile areas or scar tissue. The horse might be able to live a normal life, but might not be rideable. “It depends on the area involved, and how large it is. You might be able to do some creative padding and work around it, but if the whole area under the saddle was affected, it would be difficult to have the horse comfortable wearing a saddle, and the pressure and rubbing might create breaks in the grafted skin,” he says. The horse might do fine as a broodmare or stallion,

Third degree burn.

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unless the genitalia are affected. “Depending on how much scarring there is, and where, a stallion may be reluctant to mount mares because if he has so much scar tissue on his side that there’s not enough flex and give.” Normal motion may be impaired or cause discomfort. Each case will be different, depending on how large and deep the initial injury was, and how well the horse deals with the injury. “Some horses are stoic and handle it, while others never seem to get comfortable. The more they selfmutilate, the more problems you might have,” he explains. Even if the horse heals, the fragile skin (if it had to be grafted) will always need extra protection—from flies, sunshine and cold weather if the horse has less hair on those areas. Owners also need to be aware that it can take a long time for some of these injuries to “recover” and get as good as they are going to get. “It won’t be easy, because the horse will be in a lot of pain at first, especially during the first month of the healing process. Then the horse may become so ingrained in thinking that you are going to hurt him (with treatments) that this becomes a permanent issue for the horse. The silver sulfadiazine is a water-soluble cream and is often the best medication for a large burn because it seems to be soothing and gives some pain relief. We also use Aloe Vera gel sometimes on these wounds,” he says. If a young horse is burned, there may be issues with contractures as the animal grows, if there was extensive scarring. But on the flip side, the young body is very good at remodeling itself. “Young animals heal much quicker and better than older ones, which is an advantage,” says Wilson. Another issue is nutrition. “Some burned horses lost weight. They lose a lot of protein, and also it takes more energy and nutrients to heal a serious burn injury. Owners may need to add fats to the diet for higher feed concentration. They may need to increase the grain, increase the fat content of the diet, and/or increase the quantity and quality of the hay,” he explains. The body needs more calories and nutrients in order to heal, and to replace the protein losses from the exposed tissue.

Bandaged burn.

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Leading Breeders in California Ranking Breeder 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.

Available Statistics Through April 30, 2013 Total Earnings

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,276,829 Nick Alexander.......................................................................................649,007 Harris Farms ..........................................................................................543,041 Pam & Martin Wygod.............................................................................483,051 Benjamin C. Warren...............................................................................456,969 Dahlberg Farms LLC .............................................................................355,349 Thomas W. Bachman ............................................................................344,556 Terry C. Lovingier ..................................................................................325,749 Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams .................................................................283,575 Herman Sarkowsky & Martin J. Wygod ...............................................273,950 Donald R. Dizney ...................................................................................265,092 Old English Rancho ..............................................................................232,899 B & B Zietz Stables Inc..........................................................................202,764 William Henry Ziering............................................................................179,140 Applebite Farms ....................................................................................172,968 Dr. & Mrs. William T. Gray .....................................................................172,526 Ted & Judy Nichols ...............................................................................170,000 Pamela C. Ziebarth ................................................................................165,332 Lee & Susan Searing.............................................................................163,014 Dinesh Maniar & Getaway Farms.........................................................153,737 Nick Cafarchia........................................................................................138,336 Geri Forrester.........................................................................................135,181 Rod & Lorraine Rodriguez ....................................................................130,749 Mercedes Stable LLC ............................................................................126,571 Kenneth & Janice Heidt ........................................................................121,088 Four Quarters Corp ...............................................................................120,999 Curt & Lila Lanning................................................................................119,158 Legacy Ranch Inc. .................................................................................111,036 Vessels Stallion Farm LLC....................................................................109,603 Red Baron's Barn LLC ..........................................................................107,938 Charlotte M. Wrather .............................................................................106,538 Joseph P. Morey Jr. Revocable Trust .................................................103,556 Mary H. Caldwell ......................................................................................99,343 Larry Mabee & Betty L. Mabee ...............................................................97,929 Ellen L. Jackson ......................................................................................92,682 Heinz Steinmann......................................................................................90,804 Dennis Johnston .....................................................................................89,781 Harris Farms & Scott Gross ...................................................................85,800 Ballena Vista Farm ..................................................................................84,528 J. Paul Reddam........................................................................................82,278 Packsaddle Ranch LLC...........................................................................78,598 Laura Ann Franklin..................................................................................77,679 Harold & Connie Harrison.......................................................................76,436 Milt A. Policzer .........................................................................................75,120 Ren-Mar Thoroughbreds Inc. .................................................................74,570 Jim Schlagel & Dr. Joseph Sciarra ........................................................73,690 Jerry & Janet Hollendorfer & George Todaro .......................................73,591 Dr. Edward C. Allred ................................................................................70,717 Stephen B. Weissman .............................................................................70,400 Madeline Auerbach, David Abrams & Vincenzo Loverso ....................70,388

Leading Earner (Sire) Earnings Doinghardtimeagain (Ministers Wild Cat) $285,270 Mel's Game (Game Plan) $121,980 Super Ability (Langfuhr) $86,800 Coach Bob (Bertrando) $64,460 Warren's Internet (Excess Danger) $44,324 Tiz a Minister (Ministers Wild Cat) $285,000 Unusual Way (Unusual Heat) $128,500 Alydidit (Awesome Gambler) $53,560 Marks Mine (Benchmark) $68,870 Omega Star (Candy Ride (Arg)) $176,250 Surfcup (Unusual Heat) $244,800 Master Chef (Vronsky) $76,610 Qiaona (Wilko) $196,524 Kate's Event (Event of the Year) $179,140 Silver Dragon (Suances (GB)) $83,520 Habit Forming (Popular) $37,700 Teddy's Promise (Salt Lake) $170,000 Tiz Flirtatious (Tizbud) $150,000 My Cinsation (Cindago) $75,360 Wild in the Saddle (Silic (Fr)) $36,880 Italian Rules (Tribal Rule) $60,840 Cayambe (Helmsman) $95,050 Halo Dolly (Popular) $76,890 Rock Me Baby (Rock Hard Ten) $89,950 Summer Hit (Bertrando) $121,088 Mum's Truckee (Truckee) $62,524 Urban Hunter (Tribal Rule) $43,520 Haywired (Cindago) $30,700 Legal Separation (Jackpot) $28,200 Promiscuoussuances (Suances (GB)) $48,090 Good Party (Good Journey) $39,010 Piano Kitty (Haasil (Ire)) $15,960 Sister Kate (Benchmark) $84,216 Storm Fighter (Stormin Fever) $45,050 Olympic Blue (Olympio) $28,040 Swiss Bliss (Swiss Yodeler) $41,810 L. A. Weekend (Tribal Rule) $86,771 John Scott (Bertrando) $78,000 Cloudy Moon (Smarty Jones) $28,250 Puff Pastry (Momentum) $44,800 Red Tesla (Decarchy) $37,800 Irene's Cherub (Tizbud) $58,326 Russel's Run (Expressionist) $36,770 Waitwaitdonttellme (Hat Trick (Jpn)) $40,570 Dancingtothestars (Good Journey) $67,600 Unusual Jazz (Unusual Heat) $73,690 Life is a Stone (Globalize) $60,346 Molten Image (Iron Cat) $18,600 Sugarinthemorning (Candy Ride (Arg)) $63,500 Starspangled Heat (Unusual Heat) $70,388

GRAND TOTAL OF EARNINGS FOR ALL BREEDERS FOR JANUARY 1 THROUGH APRIL 30, 2013, IS $21,207,795 The statistics contained in this ranking are compiled by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. While every effort is made to prevent errors and omissions, California Thoroughbred cannot guarantee their complete and total accuracy. Statistics cover California-bred foals racing in North America (U. S., Canada and Puerto Rico), Argentina, Australia, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates only.

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Available Statistics Through May 5, 2013

Leading Sires in California

Leading Sires by Number of Races Won

Leading Sires by Money Won Rank Sire Runners 1. Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . . 86 2. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 3. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 4. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 5. Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 6. Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 7. Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 8. Southern Image . . . . . . . . . 53 9. Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 10. Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . 45 11. Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 12. Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 13. Unbridled Energy# . . . . . . . . 52 14. Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . 47 15. Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . 30 16. In Excess (Ire)† . . . . . . . . . . .58 17. Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 18. Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 19. Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . 56 20. Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . 27 21. Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . 16 22. Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 23. Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 24. Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 25. Perfect Mandate* . . . . . . . . 26 26. Cee's Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 27. Affirmative . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 28. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 29. Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 30. Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . 40 31. Ten Most Wanted* . . . . . . . 24 32. Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . 52 33. Popular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 34. High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 35. Tannersmyman . . . . . . . . . . . 30 36. Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 37. Iron Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 38. Freespool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 39. Capsized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 40. Onebadshark . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 41. Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 42. Comic Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 43. Stormy Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 44. Truckee* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 45. Silic (Fr) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 46. Expressionist . . . . . . . . . . . 13 47. Siberian Summer* . . . . . . . 16 48. Council Member . . . . . . . . . 11 49. Flame Thrower . . . . . . . . . . . 19 50. Momentum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

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Starts 311 376 262 249 239 181 248 193 183 160 108 126 169 165 95 201 44 69 186 105 58 126 122 66 91 90 52 82 81 123 74 176 74 128 106 87 61 99 72 31 20 77 77 22 62 59 52 34 57 63

Races Won Earnings 56 $1,504,702 60 1,454,185 30 1,419,751 38 950,454 39 869,701 33 696,217 26 669,723 31 498,480 17 484,573 16 483,605 22 483,496 14 455,978 29 427,942 25 405,479 15 402,111 33 382,936 10 343,854 12 328,993 20 302,599 11 263,852 12 253,786 17 245,326 14 243,388 9 243,041 15 235,748 14 227,545 7 221,799 10 203,525 12 199,244 11 194,238 8 194,110 15 176,976 8 175,189 15 169,961 17 145,723 8 145,425 12 144,693 13 132,434 4 130,035 10 129,499 5 128,602 5 121,459 13 119,562 5 118,187 7 117,430 9 103,155 4 103,099 3 100,379 8 96,551 7 95,147

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

17. 18.

Runners

Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . .86 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . 66 In Excess (Ire)† . . . . . . . . 58 Southern Image . . . . . . . 53 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . 76 Unbridled Energy# . . . . . 52 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . 47 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . 56 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Tannersmyman . . . . . . . . 30 Good Journey . . . . . . . . 45 Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . 30 Perfect Mandate* . . . . . . 26 Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . .52 High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Starts

Races Won

376 311 239 249 181 201 193 262 169 248 165 108 186 183 126 106 160 95 91 176 128

60 56 39 38 33 33 31 30 29 26 25 22 20 17 17 17 16 15 15 15 15

Earnings $1,454,185 1,504,702 869,701 950,454 696,217 382,936 498,480 1,419,751 427,942 669,723 405,479 483,496 302,599 484,573 245,326 145,723 483,605 402,111 235,748 176,976 169,961

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* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Ministers Wild Cat* . . . . . . .86 Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . 30 Affirmative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . .114 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . ... 70 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Onebadshark . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Awesome Gambler . . . . . . .27 Southern Image . . . . . . . . . 53 Council Member . . . . . . . . . 11 Sought After . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Races Won 10 12 30 56 12 15 7 14 60 39 22 10 38 9 16 33 11 31 3 9

Average Earnings/ Earnings Runner $343,854 328,993 1,419,751 1,504,702 253,786 402,111 221,799 455,978 1,454,185 869,701 483,496 129,499 950,454 243,041 483,605 696,217 263,852 498,480 100,379 91,215

$22,924 20,562 18,681 17,497 15,862 13,404 13,047 13,028 12,756 12,424 12,397 11,773 11,734 11,573 10,747 10,549 9,772 9,405 9,125 9,122

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Leading Sires by Turf Earnings

Leading Sires by Number of Winners

(Minimum 50 Starts Lifetime)

Rank Sire

Runners

1. Ministers Wild Cat.............. 86 Tribal Rule ........................ 114 3. Benchmark......................... 81 Old Topper ........................ 70 In Excess (Ire)†................... 58 6. Southern Image.................. 53 7. Unusual Heat .................... 76 Bertrando† ......................... 66 9. Kafwain .............................. 78 Unbridled Energy# ............ 52 11. Salt Lake* ........................... 39 Marino Marini ..................... 47 13. Tannersmyman................... 30 14. Swiss Yodeler..................... 56 15. Decarchy ............................ 54 Good Journey .................... 45 Heatseeker (Ire) .................. 30 Rocky Bar ......................... 39 Sea of Secrets................... 52 21. Perfect Mandate* ................26

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

39 39 28 28 28 25 23 23 22 22 17 17 16 15 13 13 13 13 13 12

56 60 38 39 33 31 30 33 26 29 22 25 17 20 17 16 15 17 15 15

Earnings $1,504,702 1,454,185 950,454 869,701 382,936 498,480 1,419,751 696,217 669,723 427,942 483,496 405,479 145,723 302,599 484,573 483,605 402,111 245,326 176,976 235,748

Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.

Races Runners Starts Winners Won

Unusual Heat ............ 55 Tribal Rule ................. 34 Bertrando†................. 17 Tizbud ........................ 18 Heatseeker (Ire)......... 13 Old Topper ................ 12 Good Journey .......... 20 Suances (GB) ............ 8 Ministers Wild Cat..... 17 Decarchy.................... 26 Benchmark................. 13 Kafwain ..................... 13 Cindago* ...................... 6 Affirmative.................. 7 Atticus....................... 11 Southern Image ......... 11 In Excess (Ire)†.......... 12 Popular....................... 8 Terrell............................ 3 Cee's Tizzy†................11

137 67 32 33 30 17 52 23 24 46 18 22 7 15 19 25 25 11 14 20

15 5 3 5 8 3 5 4 4 2 4 2 2 2 3 2 2 1 1 2

18 5 4 6 8 5 5 6 5 2 4 2 3 2 3 2 2 1 1 2

Leading Sires by Median Earnings Per Runner

Leading Sires by Average Earnings Per Start

(Minimum 5 Runners)

(Minimum 10 Starts)

Runners

Vronsky .............................16 Trapper ............................ 10 Peppered Cat .................. 11 Cindago*.......................... 15 Awesome Gambler .......... 27 Salt Lake*..........................39 Iron Cat ............................ 17 Suances (GB)................... 16 Heatseeker (Ire)............... 30 Tribal Rule ...................... 114 Southern Image .............. 53 Unusual Heat ................... 76 Expressionist ................... 13 Good Journey................. 45 Lucky Pulpit ..................... 28 Affirmative....................... 17 Sought After .................... 10 Ministers Wild Cat ........... 86 Old Topper ....................... 70 Decarchy.......................... 54

Races Won 12 9 7 10 11 22 12 12 15 60 31 30 9 16 10 7 9 56 39 17

Median Earnings/ Earnings Runner $328,993 81,019 83,550 343,854 263,852 483,496 144,693 253,786 402,111 1,454,185 498,480 1,419,751 103,155 483,605 203,525 221,799 91,215 1,504,702 869,701 484,573

$10,596 7,380 7,220 7,056 6,752 6,582 6,410 6,385 6,300 6,225 6,200 5,934 5,720 5,560 5,432 5,360 5,206 5,074 5,026 4,951

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

Runners

Unusual Heat ................. 76 Ministers Wild Cat.......... 86 Vronsky ............................16 Salt Lake* ....................... 39 Suances (GB) .................. 16 Affirmative ...................... 17 Heatseeker (Ire) ............. 30 Tribal Rule ..................... 114 Bertrando† ...................... 66 Benchmark...................... 81 Game Plan .................... 21 Old Topper ..................... 70 Tizbud ............................ 35 Good Journey ................ 45 Kafwain .......................... 78 Decarchy ........................ 54 Ten Most Wanted*........... 24 Perfect Mandate* .............26 Southern Image ............. 53 Unbridled Energy# .......... 52

Earnings $841,091 380,517 261,820 251,694 218,166 213,243 194,573 185,227 174,077 173,669 172,452 165,639 109,350 100,510 85,340 82,820 74,935 71,288 71,110 67,141

Starts

Earnings

Average Earnings/ Start

262 311 69 108 58 52 95 376 181 249 66 239 126 160 248 183 74 91 193 169

$1,419,751 1,504,702 328,993 483,496 253,786 221,799 402,111 1,454,185 696,217 950,454 243,041 869,701 455,978 483,605 669,723 484,573 194,110 235,748 498,480 427,942

$5,419 4,838 4,768 4,477 4,376 4,265 4,233 3,868 3,847 3,817 3,682 3,639 3,619 3,023 2,701 2,648 2,623 2,591 2,583 2,532

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

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Crops of Average Foals of Racing Crop Racing Age Size Age

Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev Cindago*, 2003, by Indian Charlie Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig Cee's Tizzy†, 1987, by Relaunch Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit In Excess (Ire)†, 1987, by Siberian Express Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev Salt Lake*, 1989, by Deputy Minister Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado's Quest Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat 11. One Man Army, 1994, by Roman Diplomat 12. Bertrando†, 1989, by Skywalker 13. Birdonthewire, 1989, by Proud Birdie Southern Image, 2000, by Halo's Image 15. Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar 16. Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat 17. Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run 18. Affirmative, 1999, by Unbridled Olympio*, 1988, by Naskra Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (Ire) 22. Robannier, 1991, by Batonnier 23. Atticus, 1992, by Nureyev 24. Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister Snow Chief*, 1983, by Reflected Glory 26. High Brite*, 1984, by Best Turn Kelly Kip†, 1994, by Kipper Kelly Tizbud, 1999, by Cee's Tizzy 29. Siberian Summer*, 1989, by Siberian Express Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo 31. Unbridled Energy#, 2002, by Unbridled's Song 32. Suances (GB), 1997, by Most Welcome (GB) 33. Heatseeker (Ire), 2003, by Giant's Causeway 34. Silic (Fr), 1995, by Sillery 35. Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time 36. Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View 37. Lake George, 1992, by Vice Regent Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat 39. Perfect Mandate*, 1996, by Gone West Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat 41. Western Fame*, 1992, by Gone West 42. Sought After, 2000, by Seeking the Gold 43. Iron Cat, 1995, by Storm Cat Latin American†, 1988, by Riverman 45. Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig 46. Thisnearlywasmine, 1994, by Capote 47. Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom 48. Globalize, 1997, by Summer Squall 49. Mud Route, 1994, by Strawberry Road (Aus) Roman Dancer, 1999, by Polish Numbers

13 4 6 21 4 18 8 18 3 8 8 17 16 5 12 11 7 6 18 6 6 14 13 5 22 22 10 6 12 12 4 6 2 9 10 7 14 6 10 11 12 8 12 16 14 9 11 9 11 7

48 14 19 35 23 55 53 70 31 65 9 61 16 96 57 62 65 14 29 13 17 7 34 48 12 42 11 24 33 59 49 18 42 18 50 42 12 44 30 41 24 12 12 20 30 8 27 18 24 8

623 57 113 732 91 983 420 1,259 94 523 74 1,040 262 479 679 678 453 86 516 76 102 104 445 241 272 934 111 144 400 710 197 107 83 159 498 293 162 261 298 447 286 94 144 313 424 73 302 158 259 59

Runners

429-69% 26-46% 42-37% 519-71% 48-53% 721-73% 198-47% 1,039-83% 50-53% 317-61% 45-61% 768-74% 186-71% 261-54% 499-73% 476-70% 328-72% 34-40% 401-78% 54-71% 61-60% 68-65% 325-73% 180-75% 184-68% 724-78% 87-78% 79-55% 293-73% 524-74% 117-59% 46-43% 35-42% 117-74% 390-78% 189-65% 102-63% 163-62% 169-57% 360-81% 188-66% 46-49% 108-75% 207-66% 305-72% 42-58% 220-73% 107-68% 162-63% 38-64%

Winners

2-Y-O Winners

301-48% 17-30% 26-23% 376-51% 34-37% 535-54% 106-25% 833-66% 25-27% 216-41% 30-41% 532-51% 134-51% 160-33% 377-56% 342-50% 230-51% 21-24% 294-57% 42-55% 48-47% 40-38% 195-44% 117-49% 112-41% 588-63% 73-66% 42-29% 208-52% 371-52% 78-40% 29-27% 22-27% 75-47% 299-60% 119-41% 61-38% 117-45% 108-36% 261-58% 139-49% 33-35% 89-62% 136-43% 240-57% 28-38% 159-53% 78-49% 103-40% 24-41%

38-6% 3-5% 4-4% 59-8% 16-18% 116-12% 12-3% 246-20% 11-12% 85-16% 2-3% 121-12% 38-15% 39-8% 99-15% 108-16% 78-17% 4-5% 60-12% 15-20% 18-18% 8-8% 39-9% 32-13% 27-10% 145-16% 16-14% 8-6% 28-7% 153-22% 16-8% 4-4% 11-13% 11-7% 107-21% 33-11% 10-6% 30-11% 18-6% 75-17% 45-16% 11-12% 8-6% 28-9% 55-13% 5-7% 35-12% 29-18% 24-9% 4-7%

Stakes Winners

38-6% 2-4% 4-4% 39-5% 3-3% 63-6% 5-1% 76-6% 1-1% 30-6% 4-5% 56-5% 10-4% 6-1% 37-5% 30-4% 19-4% 2-2% 30-6% 2-3% 11-11% 3-3% 14-3% 14-6% 9-3% 46-5% 2-2% 4-3% 14-4% 27-4% 4-2% 1-1% 1-1% 2-1% 22-4% 7-2% 6-4% 6-2% 11-4% 20-4% 13-5% 1-1% 6-4% 6-2% 23-5% 0-0% 12-4% 4-3% 6-2% 2-3%

Graded Stakes Winners

10-2% 0-0% 1-1% 9-1% 0-0% 11-1% 3-1% 25-2% 1-1% 3-1% 1-1% .12-1% 1-0% 2-0% 8-1% 12-2% 4-1% 0-0% 4-1% 1-1% 1-1% 0-0% 5-1% 0-0% 1-0% 9-1% 1-1% 1-1% 4-1% 2-0% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0% 1-1% 0-0% 1-0% 1-1% 0-0% 0-0% 2-0% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0% 2-1% 2-0% 0-0% 1-0% 0-0% 1-0% 0-0%

Progeny Earnings

Average Earnings Index

Comparable Index

$37,943,381 $1,221,825 $2,631,442 $36,949,612 $2,465,622 $44,246,815 $8,371,745 $61,860,814 $1,776,852 $16,260,549 $2,578,402 $43,701,792 $11,809,68 $11,440,965 $28,012,248 $26,443,978 $13,864,512 $1,122,516 $19,026,170 $2,384,845 $2,691,748 $2,989,070 $13,495,385 $6,553,000 $5,666,879 $36,036,144 $4,367,858 $2,438,021 $12,644,765 $24,817,889 $3,734,220 $1,707,679 $817,523 $7,209,979 $16,753,764 $7,193,710 $4,194,775 $5,951,231 $6,262,734 $17,285,614 $7,514,126 $1,448,908 $3,723,038 $6,580,140 $12,712,850 $1,402,959 $7,745,978 $3,543,295 $4,603,726 $1,025,909

2.15 1.78 1.65 1.64 1.61 1.60 1.46 1.41 1.40 1.40 1.38 1.36 1.29 1.29 1.25 1.20 1.14 1.10 1.10 1.10 1.10 1.08 1.07 1.06 1.06 1.04 1.04 1.04 1.03 1.03 1.02 1.01 1.00 0.99 0.97 0.96 0.95 0.95 0.92 0.92 0.89 0.87 0.86 0.86 0.85 0.82 0.79 0.78 0.77 0.77

1.23 1.42 1.15 1.15 1.17 1.41 1.03 1.41 0.78 1.19 .0.97 1.53 1.37 1.36 1.15 1.41 1.28 0.80 1.29 0.96 0.77 1.04 1.46 0.99 1.29 1.17 1.01 0.95 0.88 1.09 1.20 1.13 1.63 0.92 0.87 0.99 1.03 1.00 1.25 1.09 0.84 0.88 0.99 1.10 0.81 0.72 1.19 0.79 0.90 1.00

These statistics are for active California-based sires with a minimum of 50 foals of racing age, ranked here by lifetime Average Earnings Index (AEI). The statistics contained in these rankings are compiled by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc (TJCIS). While every effort is made to prevent errors and omissions, California Thoroughbred cannot guarantee their complete and total accuracy. A dagger (†) indicates that a stallion has been pensioned, an asterisk (*) that he has died, a dot (•) that he is now standing elsewhere, a number sign (#) that he did not stand in California in 2012 but is standing in the state in 2013, a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2013 but will stand in the state in 2014 and In bold that he is a freshman sire. In all cases, a sire will remain in the rankings until the year after his last California foals are two-year-olds. Statistics cover racing in North America (US, Canada and Puerto Rico), England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) only Percentages are based upon number of foals of racing age.

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Leading Two-Year-Old Sires in California

Leading Sires Of Two-Year-Olds by Money Won Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.

Runners

Starts

Time to Get Even . . . . . . . . 2 Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . 2 Brave Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Idiot Proof . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Bushwacker . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Southern Image . . . . . . . . . 2 Roi Charmant . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Siberian Summer* . . . . . . . . 1 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Surf Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Square Eddie . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Olympio* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Stormy Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Dixie Chatter . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Cactus Creole . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Storm Wolf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

2 2 2 2 7 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 1

Races Won

Earnings

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

71,760 31,450 21,060 19,042 11,254 10,740 6,240 6,240 4,500 3,510 1,775 1,699 1,428 1,040 685 679 585 543 298 250 203 100

TIME TO GET EVEN (LOVACRES RANCH) Leading Two-Year-Old Sire in California by Money Won, Number of Winners (joint), Average Earnings Per Runner and Median Earnings Per Runner through May 5, 2013.

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

Runners

1. Time to Get Even ............ 2 Idiot Proof ...................... 2 3. Awesome Gambler ............ 2 Brave Cat.......................... 1 Surf Cat ............................ 1

Races Won

Earnings

2 2 1 1 1

2 2 1 1 1

$71,760 19,042 31,450 21,060 1,699

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

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

(Minimum 2 Runners)

(Minimum 2 Runners)

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

Winners

Runners

Time to Get Even .............. 2 Awesome Gambler .......... 2 Idiot Proof.......................... 2 Lucky Pulpit ...................... 2 Southern Image ................ 2 Bushwacker ......................7 Rocky Bar.......................... 2 Dixie Chatter .................. 2

Races Won Earnings 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0

71,760 31,450 19,042 10,740 6,240 11,254 1,428 543

Average Earnings/ Runner Rank Sire Runners 35,880 1. Time to Get Even . . . . . . 2 15,725 2. Awesome Gambler . . . . . . 2 9,521 3. Idiot Proof . . . . . . . . . . . 2 5,370 4. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . 2 3,120 5. Southern Image . . . . . . . . 2 1,608 6. Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 714 7. Dixie Chatter . . . . . . . . . . 2 272 8. Bushwacker . . . . . . . . . . 7

Races Won 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0

Median Earnings/ Earnings Runner $71,760 31,450 19,042 10,740 6,240 1,428 543 11,254

$35,880 15,725 9,521 5,370 3,120 714 272 250

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 Golden Gate Fields, Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec. 26, 2012-June 16 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 Fairplex Park, 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

JUNE AND JULY 2013 REGIONAL STAKES RACES Date June June June June

Track 1 1 2 8

BHP GG BHP BHP

June 8 June 8 June 9 June 9 June 15 June 15 June 15 June 15 June 16 June 22 June 22 June 23 June 23 June 24 June 29 June 29 June 29 June 30

BHP BHP BHP GG BHP BHP BHP GG BHP BHP Pln BHP Pln BHP BHP BHP Pln BHP

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

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Stakes (Grade)

Conditions

Distance

Added Value

Californian Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$150,000 Campanile Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Affirmed Handicap (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/4 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 Handicap (Gr. II) Honeymoon Handicap (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 Manhattan Beach Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70,000 Redondo Beach Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$70,000 Silky Sullivan Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Vanity Handicap (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Cinderella Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 1/2f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Lost In The Fog Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Desert Stormer Handicap . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70,000 Hollywood Oaks (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 California Wine Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Tsunami Slew Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70,000 Livermore Valley Wine Stakes . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Beverly Hills Handicap (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/4 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Shoemaker Mile (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300,000 Triple Bend Handicap (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 County of Alameda Handicap . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Robert K. Kerlan Memorial Handicap . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70,000 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 TBD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000

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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 Bing Crosby Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300,000 Graduation Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . .5 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000

2013 REGIONAL SALE DATES July 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts Paddock Sale at Del Mar, Presented by Sentient Jet, of “Race Ready” Horses of Racing Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries close June 4) August 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CTBA Sales Northern California Yearling Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries close 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 June to September DEL MAR THOROUGHBRED CLUB Friday, July 19

Sunday, July 21

$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)

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GOLDEN GATE FIELDS Saturday, June 1 $100,000 Campanile Stakes Three-Year-Old Fillies 1 Mile (Turf)

Saturday, July 27

Sunday, June 9

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

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

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

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$150,000 Solana Beach Handicap $150,000 Generous Portion Stakes Three-Year-Old & Up, Fillies & Mares Two-Year-Old Fillies 1 Mile (Turf) 6 Furlongs

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$100,000 Silky Sullivan Stakes Three-Year-Olds 1 Mile (Turf)

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

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Emperor Of Norfolk: The California Wonder

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by JOHN CALIFANO

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In the 19th century, ”The California Wonder” Emperor of Norfolk was so influential that it took the great Swaps, 68 years later, to eclipse him as the Golden State’s finest bred racehorse. The bay colt was bred at Theodore Winters’ Rancho del Rio Farm near Sacramento, California. Sired by leading stallion Norfolk, out of the prominent broodmare Marian, by Malcolm, Emperor of Norfolk was foaled in 1885, and was a paternal grandson of the legendary sire Lexington. He was sold for $2,500 to Elias Jackson “Lucky” Baldwin, the founder of Santa Anita Park who became a towering figure in California’s Thoroughbred industry. Possessing large girth and tremendous hindquarters, Emperor of Norfolk was conditioned by Bob Thomas. He never raced in California, earning his fame in the Midwest and on the East Coast, and was ridden by the great AfricanAmerican jockey Issac Murphy in 24 of his 29 races. At two, his first four starts, made within 12 days, were at the Washington Park Club racetrack in Chicago. On July 2, 1887, he debuted against nine juveniles in the five-furlong Kenwood Stakes, and won by two lengths. Four days later, he was among six runners in the sixfurlong Hyde Park Stakes and won by a head; later in the Lake View Handicap, also at six furlongs, he took the lead in the stretch and held off his filly stablemate, Los Angeles, by half a length. On July 14, he finished third to Raceland and Van Leland in the Quickstep Stakes, before moving to Saratoga to sweep his next four races; the six-furlong Saratoga, five-furlong Virginia, and six-furlong Kentucky and Tennessee Stakes. This was followed by an atypical eighth place finish in the six-furlong Select Stakes at Monmouth Park on Aug. 23. The Emperor raced again 11 days later at the Coney Island Jockey Club Fall Meeting, in the six-furlong

Emperor of Norfolk—American Derby—June 23, 1888

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Autumn Stakes. In his patented style, he sat off the leaders, and rallied in the stretch to win by two lengths. Five days following the Autumn, the two-year-old Emperor of Norfolk faced older horses. The contest was Coney Island’s seven-furlong Flight Stakes. There were nine runners, with seven of them aged three or older. After a less than favorable send off, Emperor of Norfolk held his own in second through three quarters of a mile, ultimately finishing fifth, as Stuyvesant drew off by two lengths. Baldwin’s colt moved to the Brooklyn Jockey Club track and over four days made three starts, all at six furlongs, beginning with the Prospect Stakes on Sept. 20. Geraldine got the jump with the Emperor in pursuit, resulting in the colt finishing a head short of the filly at the wire. Starting again two days later, Emperor of Norfolk captured the Algeria Stakes by three quarters of a length, while two days after that, he posted a third in the Laurel Stakes. The Emperor started four more times that season, at Jerome Park in New York, Washington in the Disrict of Columbia and Kansas City in Missouri, recording three more wins and a third. After a campaign of 18 starts, 12 wins, one second, three thirds, and roughly $36,490 in earnings, he was named the Two-Year-Old Male Champion. Emperor of Norfolk began his three-year-old season in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 1, 1888, in the all-age Troubador Stakes at 1 1/8 miles. Cruiser, another three-year-old, finished first, followed by Emperor of Norfolk, ahead of five others. In his next race, Nashville’s Lawyers’ Stakes, he stretched out to 1 1/4 miles, settled in third, and after six furlongs, closed strongly to go ahead for keeps, winning by a margin of two lengths. He contested 10 furlongs again in his next two starts. He finished third in the Freeland Prize at Nashville, and then never lost again in eight more races. Emperor of Norfolk faced four opponents in the prestigious Brooklyn Derby, including Raceland and future Belmont Stakes winner Sir Dixon. Through half a mile, he was in third, tracking Prince Royal and Raceland. The son of Norfolk then advanced steadily, seized the lead in the stretch, and crossed the wire by a length in 2:08 3/4. His subsequent starts were at Jerome Park, Coney Island and Washington Park Club, at distances of seven furlongs to 1 1/2 miles. The California Wonder highlighted his career on June 23, 1888, in America’s biggest 19th century race, the 1 1/2-mile American Derby at Washington Park. The Emperor carried 123 pounds, conceding two to 15 pounds to six rivals, including Los Angeles, under 116. White was the early leader, followed by Los Angeles and Continued on next page

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Guest Forum Cont’d. The Lion, with the latter next assuming command. With just over six furlongs remaining, Emperor of Norfolk breezed past the field, crossed the finish to win by a length in 2:40 1/2, and was rewarded with a $14,340 payday. Emperor of Norfolk’s last two starts were victories at Washington Park in the one-mile Drexel Stakes on July 2, and the 1 1/4-mile Sheridan Stakes, two days later, both under 125 pounds. His three-year-old campaign showed 11 starts, for nine wins, one second, one third, with estimated earnings of $35,910, bringing his two year total to 29 starts, 21 wins, two seconds, four thirds, and earnings of approximately $79,290. The great horse was named Three-Year-Old Champion Male and Horse of the Year. As a stallion, Emperor of Norfolk continued the tradition of his own sire Norfolk, and thus the line of Lexington. Standing at Baldwin’s Rancho Santa Anita, his offspring included the excellent sprinter Cruzados. Emperor of Norfolk was later bred to the bay mare Clara D, and the male foal, born in 1892, was named Rey del Caredas or Rey del Carreres. He was subsequently sold and sent to England where his name was changed to Americus. That bay colt had success in stakes competition, but his significance was especially felt later in the breeding shed, largely through a daughter, born in 1905, out of the chestnut mare Palotta (Ire). The chestnut foal, named Americus Girl (GB), would

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ultimately extend the legacy of Emperor of Norfolk into the modern era. Americus Girl was the fourth dam of Nasrullah (GB), who later became the sire of racing greats Nashua and Bold Ruler, with the latter the leading sire in the new century during which he was represented by countless champions, including Secretariat. Americus Girl was also the fifth dam of Royal Charger (GB), a stakes winner in Great Britain, and sire of more than 50 stakes winners. A daughter of Royal Charger, Gay Hostess, produced Majestic Prince, racing’s first undefeated Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner. Perhaps the most illustrious recent descendent of Emperor of Norfolk, through Royal Charger’s line, was Hail To Reason’s grandson Sunday Silence, the 1989 Eclipse Horse of the Year, and later a world-renowned stallion in Japan. Emperor of Norfolk died at the age of 22, in 1907, one day after Baldwin opened Santa Anita, and where the horse’s body was eventually moved. One hundred years after recognition as America’s best racehorse, Emperor of Norfolk was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1988. In commemorating 150 years of racing at fabled Saratoga Race Course, the track’s Hoofprints Walk of Fame will be introduced later this year, and among the first honorary class of 30 Thoroughbred greats are Regret, Exterminator, Man o’War, Whirlaway, Native Dancer, Kelso, Secretariat, Affirmed. . .and Emperor of Norfolk.

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

ADVERTISERS Ballena Vista Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Bonnie Acres Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Cal-Bred Maiden Bonus Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 California-Bred/Sired Stakes Races . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 California Thoroughbred Weekly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Cardiff, Suzanne, Pedigree Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Cole Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 CTBA 13/14 Industry Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 CTBA Foal Advertorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 CTBA Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 CTBA Northern California Yearling Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 CTBA Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Daehling Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Dickson Podley Realtors (Jeannie Garr Roddy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 E.A. Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

Equineline.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Gloria Renteria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Golden State Stakes Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC Harris Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Laurel Fowler Insurance Broker Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Lillian Nichols/Halters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 NTRA Advantage/John Deere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Odyssey Performance Premium Horse Exerciser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Ridgeley Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Silver D Bar Training Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 State Farm Insurance-Sue Hubbard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 www.horselawyers.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50

STALLIONS Anziyan Royalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Bonnrita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Calimonco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Chattahoochee War . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Desert Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Dixie Chatter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Idiot Proof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

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Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Soul of the Matter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Thorn Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC

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