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Many Positives To Celebrate From the Executive Corner by SUE GREENE As 2011 has crossed the finish line and 2012 is loading into the starting gate, we look forward to the New Year and what it holds for us with new programs, incentives awards and legislation. We had a very successful year, culminating with a spectacular Breeders’ Cup win by California-bred Amazombie. California was well represented at this year’s Breeders’ Cup, along with winner Amazombie, Cal-breds entering the starting gate were Ultra Blend, California Flag and Caracortado. We look forward to hosting the 2012 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park this year. We have also watched with great excitement, the success which our new Maiden Bonus Program has achieved and also realized that this program needed continued enhancement to keep pace with recent maiden special weight winners, while building on the growing mementum for Cal-breds that this program has produced. The California Thoroughbred Breeders Assoc i a t i o n (CTBA) has expanded the existing Calbred stake series by adding $2.325 million to purse money and named the new series the Golden Stake Series. This new stake series will include races for two- and three-year-olds going 5 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/16 miles. The newly added races will offer more opportunities for Cal-beds to add black-type to their pedigrees. These races will be run at Santa Anita Park, Hollywood Park and the Del Mar Thoroughred Club, as well as the newly added turf races to be run at Golden Gate Fields. The new Golden State Series was only possible through a collaborative effort from the entire racing comunity. It was through the financial commitment of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC), a California Marketing Committee (CMC) annual commitment and a nomination fee from owners/breeders of two-year-olds eligible to the series. The CTBA did not want to tax our breeder’s funds, nor stallion funds, therefore we have implemented a nomination fee of $300 payable in February. We will be paying down more places in all of the stakes in the series giving more horses a change to receive higher earnings. We will reward runners with purse money distributed through sixth place in stakes with a purse value between $100,000 and $150,000 and through eighth place in stakes with purses of $200,000 to

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$300,000. Maidens running in these stakes will now also be eligible for the bonus program as well. We feel the new Golden Stake Series opens up great opportunities for breeders and stallion owners to gain new marketing tools while enhancing the value of their offspring. Cal-bred foals or Cal-sired foals can also be made eligible through a supplemental nomination after the deadline date, with a one-time fee of $25,000 at time of entry. Registered Cal-bred and Cal-sired foals of 2009 or older are now grandfathered into the Golden State Series. The boost in purses for the existing stakes makes those races very lucrative for horses heading into bigger races like the Breeders’ Cup in the fall of their racing careers. Our Cal-breds contribute a significant number to the overnight races carded both south and north. I hope that these new opportunities now presenting themselves to owners of Cal-breds will fill with as much enthusiasm as our Maiden Bonus Program. The CTBA worked hard last year to remain at the forefront of legislative isssues, especially with regard to the internet poker bills. We are working closely with the other branches of the horse industry to remain influential in this respect. The biggest issue currently facing horse racing, aside from smaller field sizes and lower purses, is the issue of securing a position with regards to internet poker. It is crucial to our industry to monitor and review the current bills presented to assure we are kept at the forefront and have a strong voice in how to implement this new form of internet gambling. I believe strongly that we need to take a firm position with regards to wording and money distribution/percentages of take out as this could be a tremendous asset to our purse structure and industry as a whole. We are currently working closely with the TOC to be clear on our position as owners and breeders. We are incedibly fortunate to have the support of some of our industry’s leaders, giving very generously of their time to support the efforts with regards to the internet poker bill. As 2012 unfolds, I hope all breeders in California nominate their foals to the new Golden State Series in taking advantage of the new stakes program to enhance the value of their Calbred and Cal-sired foals. I feel strongly that the new stake series answers the question asked, “Why it pays to own a Calbred!” Happy New Year, hope to see everyone at the races, breeding sheds, California Cup and, of course, Breeders’ Cup!

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Weathering The Storm The horse racing industry has been facing a number of challenges, especially economically, for the past few years now, but it was the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) that literally came under siege the other day when its property in Arcadia was damaged by a hurricane-style wind storm that swept across California’s San Gabriel Valley on Nov. 30/Dec. 1; thankfully, it has been weathering the storm since. Following a six-day power outage, staff at the CTBA then had to deal with a further two weeks without telephone, internet or e-mail services but they were able to cope, including those in its California Thoroughbred Magazine Department who ensured that the completion of its December 2011 issue and 2012 Stallion Directory was delayed by less than a week as compared to last year. And with the publication of this January 2012 issue of California Thoroughbred, the production schedule has pretty much now been returned back to normal. The cover story pays tribute to this year’s three inductees to the CTBA’s California Hall of Fame. Ellwood W. “Buddy” Johnston and the Old English Rancho that he owns with his wife Judy are synonymous with success in the Golden State’s Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry, while the same is equally true about the great California-bred runners Brown Bess, an Eclipse Award winner, and Quicken Tree, arguably one of the greatest locally bred routers of all time. In Memoriam pays tribute to Cal-bred Indian Charlie, both a top runner and an influential sire, while the January 29 release of the HBO television drama series “Luck,” which created a huge buzz with a sneak preview shown in December, enjoys in-depth coverage. Summer Mayberry, the breeder of 2011 stakes winner Pack Your Bags, is our CTBA Member Profile and the Barretts January Mixed Sale, being held in the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex in Pomona on Jan. 23, is previewed in detail, while Sunshine Millions at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Jan. 28, is also featured. Stoney Fleece’s win in the grade III Generous Stakes at Hollywood Park in November is reviewed, along with the victories in restricted stakes posted by his fellow Cal-breds Tiz Flirtatious and Mensa Heat at the same track last month. Another Man’s Treasure spotlights Yeah Me Do, a 29-year-old Cal-bred who is blessed to be living out his life at Dallas and Donna Keen’s Remember Me Racehorse Rescue in Texas, and “Rabies In Horses” is this month’s subject matter in Horse Care. Also included are the biographies and mission statements of the four CTBA members on the 2012 Board of Directors election and well worth a read is Guest Forum’s “Past Performance Lines,” while the balance of the magazine includes all our other regular columns, features and departments that we hope will also prove to be both enjoyable and helpful. Until next time, may you breed In the Company of. . .The huge tree that had stood behind my the best to the best and not just office at the California Thoroughbred Breeders have to hope for the best! Association (CTBA) building in Arcadia prior to the hurricane-style wind storm that uprooted it while devastating many cities in the San Gabriel Valley on November 30/December 1, 2011.

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©California Thoroughbred 2012 (ISSN1092-7328) 201 Colorado Place, Arcadia, California 91007 Telephone: (626) 445-7800 or 1-800-573-CTBA (California residents only) FAX: (626) 445-6981 E-mail address: ctbainfo@ctba.com Owned and published by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the production of better Thoroughbred horses for better Thoroughbred racing. Opinions expressed in signed articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect policies of the CTBA or this magazine. Publication of any material originating herein is expressly forbidden without first obtaining written permission from California Thoroughbred. All advertising copy is submitted subject to approval. We reserve the right to reject any copy that is misleading or that does not meet with the standards set by the publication. Acknowledgment: Statistics in this publication relating to results of races in North America are compiled by the Daily Racing Form. Charts by special arrangement with Daily Racing Form Inc., the copyright owners of said charts. Reproduction forbidden. OFFICERS President: SUE GREENE Vice President: PETE PARRELLA Treasurer: JOHN H. BARR Secretary: DANIEL Q. SCHIFFER Executive Vice President and General Manager: Doug Burge DIRECTORS - John C. Harris, Jeanne L. Canty, Leigh Ann Howard, John H. Barr, Daniel L. Harralson, Daniel Q. Schiffer, William H. Nichols, Rosemary A. Neeb, Jane Johnson, William H. de Burgh, Pete Parrella, Sue Greene, Mary Knight, Bonnie Vessels Ex Officio: E. W. (Bud) Johnston & Donald J. Valpredo ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Chief Financial Officer: James Murphy Sales Coordinator: Cookie Hackworth Registrar and Incentive Program Manager: Mary Ellen Locke Membership: Rosemary Stringer Assistant Registrar: Dawn Gerber Executive Assistant & Event Coordinator: Christy Chapman Web Site Managing Editor: Ken Gurnick Librarian/Receptionist: Vivian Montoya RACETRACK LIAISON: Scott Henry CALIFORNIA CUP Coordinator: Cookie Hackworth PUBLICATIONS STAFF Editor: Doug Burge Managing Editor: Rudi Groothedde Advertising Manager: Loretta Veiga Art Director: John Melanson Production: Charlene Favata-Markel Subscriptions: Rosemary Stringer California Thoroughbred is published monthly in Arcadia, Calif. Periodical postage is paid at Arcadia, Calif., and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the California Thoroughbred, P.O. Box 60018, Arcadia, CA 91066-6018 California Thoroughbred is printed by Modern Litho Print Co. SUBSCRIPTIONS-$55.00 per year USA $85.00 per year Canada & Mexico CTBA on the Internet — http://www.ctba.com

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January 2012 Contents Cover Story

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On This Month’s Cover The 2012 inductees to the California Hall of Fame of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) are: E. W. “Buddy” Johnston, the owner with his wife Judy of Old English Rancho in Sanger, the breeder of 2011 multiple grade I winner Acclamation; Brown Bess, a multiple grade I winner of $1,300,920 and the 1989 Eclipse Champion Turf Female; and Quicken Tree, the winner of 13 stakes races from 1966 to 1970 including the San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap, Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes and Santa Anita Handicap. Photo Copyrights: E. W. “Buddy” Johnston, Benoit & Associates (main & inset); Brown Bess, CTBA (main) and Harris Farms (inset); and Quicken Tree, Bill Mochon (main) and CTBA (inset).

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CTBA Calendar Classified Advertising Indexes to Advertisers & Stallions Advertised

California Hall Of Fame: The Class Of 2012 by Emily Shields

Features

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In Memoriam: Indian Charlie—A Racing And Breeding Star by Emily Shields

Industry Insight: “Luck”—A Reel Shot For Horse Racing by Emily Shields

CTBA Member Profile: Summer Mayberry—In The Family Tradition by Emily Shields

Regional Sales: A Real Page-Turner by Lisa Groothedde

Sunshine Millions: Sporting A New Look by Emily Shields

The Grade California-Breds: Stoney Fleece—A Young Upwardly Mobile Professional by Rudi Groothedde

Racing In Southern California: Classy Cal-Bred Duo End The Year In Style by Emily Shields

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Another Man’s Treasure: Yeah Me Do—A Chance Reunion by Marcie Heacox

Horse Care: Rabies In Horses by Heather Smith Thomas

CTBA Directors Election: Four Members To Run On CTBA’s 2012 Ballot

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From the Executive Office: Many Positives To Celebrate by Sue Greene

Managing Editor’s Welcome: Weathering The Storm by Rudi Groothedde

Guest Forum: Past Performance Lines by Bob Carson

The February 2012 Cover Story

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Northern California Report: Antares World Endures

News Bits Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was concerned about Halo Dolly at the 1 1/8-mile distance of Golden Gate Fields’ $75,560 Pacific Heights Stakes on Dec. 17, because rival Antares World was grade I-placed at 10 furlongs. The difference told in the closing strides as the 7-2 wagering choice rushed past his tiring 2-5 favorite to win by three quarters of a length in 1:50.67. Four-year-old Antares World and three-yearold Halo Dolly, undefeated on turf, brushed leaving the gate before the former settled in second place. But Halo Dolly never found her comfort zone under jockey Russell Baze and was given her head while still on the backstretch. Meanwhile Frank Alvarado, aboard Antares ©Anita Hadley Photos World, stayed patient.

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Antares World $75,560 Pacific Heights Stakes December 17, 2011

“When I saw Russell move up, I let him go,” Alvarado said afterward. “I was confident my filly had a second gear.” That she did, swooping past the favorite in the last 50 yards though temporarily being relegated to fifth in the lane. “I thought we were running for second there but then Dolly didn’t go on,” noted winning trainer Steven Specht. “My filly will fight. She’s run big against some really good horses. With this under her belt, she’ll move way up.” Homebred Antares World, a daughter of the Magali Farms stallion Decarchy, now sports a record of 21-7-6-2 and $378,288 in earnings for Larry and Marianne Williams.—Jerry Klein

Cal-Bred Stars In Spielberg Epic “War Horse”

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California-bred Finders Key, a non-winner from four starts on the racetrack, has found his true calling on the silver screen as the primary equine star of the new Steven Spielberg film “War Horse.” Bred by the late California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) member James J. Lindsey and produced by the winning Key to the Mint broodmare Thru the Keyhole, Finders Key ran no better than fifth in $2,500 maiden claiming company at Los Alamitos Race Course in 2002. Now 13 and owned by Hollywood horse trainer Bobby Lovgren, the Lindsey’s Roberto gelding was one of 14 horses selected to portray the film’s fictional title character, Joey, and served as the main equine actor for its most serious scenes. “I was really lucky with ‘Finder,’ because he has a personality that connects emotionally with audiences,” said Lovgren, who also worked with the gelding on the 2003 film “Seabiscuit.” “War Horse,” an epic story set during World War I, opened in U.S. theaters on Dec. 25.

CTBA Launches New Format For Magazine’s Foal Photos Starting with the April 2012 issue of California Thoroughbred, the official publication of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA), this year’s crop of foals born in the Golden State will be included as full-page advertorials with each page featuring six foals from a specific Thoroughbred farm, including information on every foal and that facility. The cost of these pages will be substantially lower than that of a regular full page advertisement in the monthly magazine. The deadline for submitting photos of California-bred foals located at one farm in sets of five for a particular issue will be the first of the month prior to that magazine; March 1 for the April issue; April 1 for the May issue; May 1 for the June issue; etc. All photos need to be submitted at a high quality resolution of at least 300 dpi and include the details of the foal’s sire, dam, sex, date of birth and breeder, or they will not be published. For further information about this new innovation, please contact either the magazine’s Managing Editor, Rudi Groothedde, at rudi@ctba.com, or its Advertising Manager, Loretta Veiga, at Loretta@ctba.com. Additionally, breeders and farms are still welcome to submit individual photos of their 2012 foals for inclusion on the CTBA’s web site, www.ctba.com, copies of which can be sent to its Managing Editor, Ken Gurnick, at kgurnick@ctba.com. Continued on page 8 6 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED • JANUARY 2012

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Cal-Breds Feature In Rare Double Dead Heat

News Bits Cont’d.

Dead heats are relatively rare in horse racing, but the California-bred geldings Best Verse and Flammable Boom not only dead-heated for the win in a $6,250 claiming race going 1 1/16 miles on the turf course at Golden Gate Fields on Nov. 26, but Florida-bred Bertie Boy and Kentucky-bred Monomonac Playboy could also not be separated for third money. Five-year-old Best Verse is by Haasil (Ire) and was bred by Joseph P. Morey Jr. Revocable Trust, while Flammable Boom was bred by Abrams, Huston, Matties, Nakkashian and Roberts and is a four-year-old son of Unusual Heat.

California-Breds Countrywide

Those Grand Cal-Bred Mares Two colts out of black-type California-bred mares won stakes races while sprinting on the dirt last month. The graded stakes-winning juvenile Exfactor won the $58,800 Sugar Bowl Stakes going six furlongs at Fair Grounds Race Course in Louisiana on Dec. 17, exactly a week after three-year-old Jam’n Jackson won Sunland Park’s 5 1/2-furlong KLAQ Handicap worth $50,000 in New Mexico. The former is by Exchange Rate out of Bright Magic, Prized’s 16-year-old dual stakes winner bred by Clement Hirsch, and the latter is a son of Flower Alley and the stakesplaced winner Jenna’s Joy, a 1998 daughter of Half Term bred by Haagsma, Haagsma and Tillema. Exfactor’s earnings stand at $145,348 from three wins and a second in four starts, while the 8-4-1-2 record of Jam’n Jackson has yielded a bankroll of $105,710.

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Flammable Boom (#7) & Best Verse (inside) November 26, 2011

By successfully defending her title in the $55,000 Zia Park Distaff Stakes at Zia Park in New Mexico on Nov. 26. Hayley’s Halo improved her 2011 record to 7-6-0-1 and $193,000 on earnings, including six wins in stakes races. Bred in California by her owner Lathrop Hoffman, the four-year- ©Coady old filly now boasts a five-race Hayley’s Halo winning streak and an overall bankroll of $365,060 from 11 wins and four placings in 20 starts. By Sea of Secrets, who has relocated to Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville for this year’s breeding season, she is out of the unraced Peaks and Valleys mare Hilo Halo.

More Graded Stakes Downgrades For California As was the case last year, California received only downgrades to its permanent graded stakes program resulting from the latest annual review by the American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) of 659 unrestricted stakes races with a purse of at least $75,000. Nine of the 22 overall downgrades for 2012, were for races held in the Golden State, including six on the turf, while California drew a blank among the 13 races that received upgrades except for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint and Juvenile Fillies Turf, now both grade I events, to be contested during the 29th renewal of horse racing’s World Championships being held at Santa Anita Park this year.

Downgraded from grade I to grade II are the Hollywood Turf Cup and Pat O’Brien Stakes, while the Providencia Stakes went from a grade II to a grade III event. Now deemed not eligible are the Ack Ack, El Conejo, Round Table and Tuzla Handicaps and the Golden Gate Fields Turf and Will Rogers Stakes. Four upgrades were given to Pennsylvania, while Florida and Kentucky both received two and New Jersey, New York and West Virginia were each the recipients of a single upgrade. The other downgrades included five in New York, two in both Florida and Kentucky and one each in Delaware, Illinois, Texas and Virginia.

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 November 28 to December 26 inclusive: Rousing Sermon c.2.Lucky Pulpit—Rousing Again 2nd Grade I CashCall Futurity $750,500 1 1/16 m. Hollywood Park December 17 Breeders: Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams

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News Bits Cont’d. Benchmark Class Break, a maternal granddaughter of this Ballena Vista Farm stallion, won the $89,100 Pat Whitworth Illinois Debutante Stakes for two-year-old fillies at Hawthorne Race Course on Dec. 3.

Elusive Bluff

Stallion News Lit de Justice McKenna’s Justice, a four-year-old colt whose broodmare sire is this Magali Farms stallion, won the $217,000 Zia Park Distance Championship Handicap at Zia Park on Dec. 4.

This grade III-winning son of Elusive Quality, a six-year-old whose first foals are yearlings of 2012, has relocated from Louisiana to stand at E.A. Ranches in Santa Ysabel in 2012.

Giacomo

Disposablepleasure, a two-year-old filly by this Magali Farms newcomer, defeated nine rivals in the grade II, $200,000 Demoiselle Stakes at Aqueduct on Nov. 26.

Kafwain

On Nov. 26, this Tommy Town Thoroughbreds resident was flattered by his three-year-old filly Daisy Devine, who pushed her career earnings to $533,349 with her victory in Fair Grounds’ grassy, $74,250 Pago Hop Stakes.

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Lit de Justice

Recap This five-year-old son of Storm Cat has retired from racing to stand at Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona in 2012.

Southern Image

This Rancho San Miguel stallion was represented at Parx Racing on Nov. 25 by the $75,000 Cornucopia Stakes winner: his four-year-old filly Winning Image.

Under Caution

This 11-year-old son of A.P. Indy, a second-crop sire, has relocated to stand the 2012 breeding season at Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville.

Unionize

Kafwain

This five-time winner and $114,228earner by Dixie Union will initiate his stallion career at Summer Wind Farm in Petaluma at the age of six this year.

Leading California Sire Bertrando Pensioned The Eclipse Award-winning stallion Bertrando, a two-time leading overall sire in his home state of California, has been pensioned from stallion duties at the age of 22. Bred by Ed Nahem, the Skywalker stallion won nine of 24 lifetime starts and was honored as the 1993 Eclipse Champion Older Horse and California Horse of the Year following his victories in that year’s Woodward Stakes (grade I) and Pacific Classic Stakes (grade I). He retired from racing at the age of six with a career bankroll of $3,185,610. From 15 crops to race, Bertrando is represented by the collective earners of more than $40.8 million, led by his grade I-winning California champion Officer. He has sired 53 stakes winners, including the additional grade I winners Bilo, Karelian and Unfurl the Flag, and the California champions Smooth Player and Pirates Deputy. Bertrando will reside at his longtime home of River Edge Farm in Buellton; he stood a single season at Ballena Vista Farm in 2011.

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Salt Lake (1989)† 1,230 In Excess (Ire) (1987)† 945 Bertrando (1989) 980 High Brite (1984)† 914 Roar (1993)* 667 Beau Genius (1985)† 746 Cee’s Tizzy (1987)† 718 Benchmark (1991) 610 Olympio (1988)† 501 Stormin Fever (1994) 593 Unusual Heat (1990) 508 Memo (Chi) (1987)• 517 Game Plan (1993) 398 Swiss Yodeler (1994) 642 Tribal Rule (1996) 363 Sea of Secrets (1995) 411 Formal Gold (1993)• 454 Old Topper (1995) 452 Kafwain (2000) 368 Redattore (Brz) (1995)• 470 Skimming (1996)• 292 Atticus (1992) 411 Houston (1986)† 554 Siberian Summer (1989)† 365 Western Fame (1992) 272 For Really (1987)† 242

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CTFMA To Host Stallion Tour The California Thoroughbred Farm Managers Association (CTFMA) will sponsor a tour to view stallions at five Southern California farms on Saturday, Jan. 14: Ballena Vista Farm, E.A. Ranches, Milky Way Farm, Special T Thoroughbreds and Vessels Stallion Farm. To register for the self-driving tour at a cost of $15 per person, send check payments to CTFMA, P.O. Box 876, Fallbrook, CA 92088. Continued on page 12

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California Closers

News Bits Cont’d.

Monday, Jan. 9, is the closing date for supplemental entries to the Barretts January Mixed Sale being held at Fairplex in Pomona on Monday, Jan. 23…The California Thoroughbred Farm Managers Association (CTFMA) is sponsoring a Southern California Stallion Tour that will visit five different farms on Saturday, Jan. 14, while on Tuesday, Jan. 17, the group will hold its next monthly meeting at the San Luis Rey Downs Country Club…On Thursday, Jan. 19, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) will hold its next monthly meeting at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia…“And They’re Off: Euphemera and Images of Santa Anita Park,” an exhibit chronicling the historical impact of Santa Anita both on the city of Arcadia and the community at-large, will be featured at the Ruth and Charles Gilb Arcadia Historical Museum (www.ci.arcadia.ca.us) until Saturday, Jan. 21…From Thursday, Jan. 2 to Saturday, Jan. 4, Horse Expo Pomona will be held at Fairplex…Live broadcasts of the races from Santa Anita’s 2011-2012 Winter/Spring meet will be broadcast Friday to Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the television channel KVMD of Los Angeles…At Laurel Park in Maryland on Dec. 13, Rapid Redux’s 19th victory of 2011 equaled Citation’s modern-day North American record of wins in a racing year, and improved his overall record to 27 wins, including 21 in a row, from 41 starts.

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Floyd Goodwin Longtime Thoroughbred industry participant Floyd “Cliff” Goodwin died at the age of 77 in Arcadia on Nov. 5. As a trainer, he won 86 races and saddled the collective earners of more than $1.1 million from 1977 through 2009.

10 Years Ago

January 6, 2002

In her final career win, the three-year-old filly Bella Bella Bella remained unbeaten in three starts with a victory in the grade III, $105,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Jan. 6, 2002. Bred in California by John Elardi’s Southern Nevada Racing Stables Inc., the daughter of Soft Gold (Brz) and multiple stakes winner Interactive, by Slewpy, retired later that year with a record of 7-3-0-0 and $129,350 in earnings.

25 Years Ago

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January 18, 1987

On Jan. 18, 1987, the four-year-old California-bred colt ©Benoit Variety Road posted his second lifetime grade I win in Santa Bella Bella Bella Anita Park’s $163,800 San Fernando Stakes. By Kennedy Grade III Road, out of Macarthur Park’s grade I-placed graded stakes Santa Ysabel Stakes winner Variety Queen, Kjell Qvale’s homebred won nine more stakes races through 1991, when retiring with a $964,540 bankroll from 17 wins and 16 January 11, 1962 placings in 59 trips to post.

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Variety Road Grade I San Fernando Stakes

50 Years Ago

Perizade $23,950 Santa Monica Handicap

A stakes winner in both 1960 and 1961, California-bred Perizade’s six-yearold debut saw her win the $23,950 Santa Monica Handicap at Santa Anita Park on Jan. 11, 1962. After four more starts without a placing, this daughter of Princequillo (Eng) and the unraced Mahmoud (Fr) mare Nashara who was bred by Mrs. L. A. Buchanan, retired having earned $81,570 from a 31-8-6-3 record and later produced the 1975 graded stakes winner Princess Papulee.

Roi Charmant Multiple graded stakes-placed front runner, 8 times open company winner of $337,678. Won on all surfaces of the major California circuit recording 100+ Beyers 4 times. From the SEATTLE SLEW sire line of LAVA MAN ($5,268,706), first three sires have produced 200 ©Mesaros stakes winners. Out of a 100%-producing SEATTLE DANCER mare and thus bred on the same line cross as BOLD CHIEFTAIN ($1,653,171). From the female family of champions KINSALE KING ($1,504,129), ROVING BOY, SWORD DANCER and WAR RELIC (sire line of CEE’S TIZZY and BERTRANDO). Evansville Slew-Cantina, by Seattle Dancer 2012 FEE: $1,000-LIVE FOAL 100% Fertility for 2010-2011 Farm Manager: Tom Hudson • 4050 Casey Avenue • Santa Ynez, CA 93460 • (805) 693-1777 e-mail: info@magalifarms.com • website: www.magalifarms.com

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In Memoriam

Indian Charlie: A Racing And Breeding Star alore, and Indian Charlie’s grade I-winning stablemate Real Quiet. During the national television broadcast of the race, Stevens said, “The greatest thing about Indian Charlie, why I enjoy riding him so much, is he’s got more natural ability than any horse that I’ve ever sat on.” Indian Charlie raced to the praise, capturing the grade I event by 2 1/4 lengths and cementing himself as the Derby favorite. Despite his lack of racing experience, Indian Charlie went to the post in the $1,038,800 Kentucky Derby as the 5-2 favorite. He finished third, beaten 2 3/4 lengths, by stablemate Real Quiet and the rapidly closing Victory Gallop, and it would prove to be Indian Charlie’s last race. He injured a suspensory while training at Del Mar that summer and was retired with four wins and a third from five starts and earnings of $616,120. Indian Charlie entered stud at Vinery Kentucky in 1999, for a fee of $10,000, then moved to Airdrie in 2003. He is best known as the sire of Uncle Mo, the $1,606,000-earning Eclipse Champion Two-Year-Old of 2010. Before that, Indian Charlie produced the grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner and $2,995,420-earner, Indian Blessing, and two-time grade I winner Fleet Indian. Indian Charlie was the sire of three Eclipse champions in five years, 65 stakes winners in total and the earners of more than $43 million. Airdrie Stud’s web site noted, “Losing Indian Charlie after a challenging battle with Hemangiosarcoma and its complications has been a shock to us all. He was dearly loved by everyone that cared for him on a daily basis. ‘Charlie’ has been a shining star at Airdrie for many years now. His personality, toughness, and utter determination remained with him throughout treatment.”

Indian Charlie winning the Grade I, Santa Anita Derby in Arcadia, California, on April 4, 2008.

Indian Charlie at Airdrie Stud in Midway, Kentucky, during May of 2010.

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by EMILY SHIELDS California-bred Indian Charlie, a brilliant racehorse and a leading sire, was euthanized on Dec. 15, following a battle with Hemangiosarcoma, a rare and invasive form of cancer. The 16-year-old stallion stood at Airdrie Stud in Midway, Kentucky, and was slated to command a hefty stud fee of $75,000 in 2012. Auto center tycoon Hal J. Earnhardt III bred Indian Charlie, a son of the great California stallion In Excess (Ire). Earnhardt also campaigned Indian Charlie’s dual graded stakes-winning dam, Soviet Sojourn, a 1989 daughter of Leo Castelli. Indian Charlie began his brief but memorable racing career in explosive fashion. Thanks in part to his dam and to his flashy workouts, the bay colt went favored in his Del Mar Thoroughbred Club debut on Aug. 3, 1997. Under jockey Corey Nakatani, Indian Charlie took over the lead early in the 5 1/2-furlong contest, drew away throughout and won by 12 lengths in 1:03.40 while geared down at the wire. His stunning debut drew attention from all over the sport, but it also took its toll: Indian Charlie didn’t start again until February of 1998. As a three-year-old, Indian Charlie and new pilot Gary Stevens reeled off three more impressive victories at Santa Anita Park. He destroyed an overmatched allowance field on Feb. 22, winning by nine lengths, then returned on Mar. 13 to score by 2 1/2 lengths in another allowanace race. After that performance, John Gaines purchased an interest in the colt to campaign him in partnership with Earnhardt. With time running out before that year’s Kentucky Derby (grade I), and no stakes experience under Indian Charlie’s belt, trainer Bob Baffert entered the colt in the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby on Apr. 4. The strong field included future Eclipse Champion Sprinter Artax, grade II winner Orville N Wilbur’s, millionaire maiden Nation-

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

The CTBA Working For You

Don’t Miss CTBA’s Rescheduled Stallion Season Auction Cyclotron, Decarchy, Desert Code, Drum Major, Game Plan, Giacomo, Global Hunter (Arg), Globalize, Good Journey, Heatseeker (Ire), Idiot Proof, Lucky J. H., Lucky Pulpit, Many Rivers, Marino Marini, McCann’s Mojave, Ministers Wild Cat, Mr. Broad Blade, Noble Court, Old Topper, Papa Clem, Rocky Bar, Run Brother Ron, Scorewithcater, Sea of Secrets, Sierra Sunset, Southern Image, Spensive, Stormy Jack, Swiss Yodeler, Tannersmyman, The Pamplemousse, Thorn Song, Tizbud, Trapper, Under Caution and Vronsky.

The annual CTBA Stallion Season Auction has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 10, when bids will be accepted by phone at the association’s offices in Arcadia from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. By law, the entire proceeds from this auction stallion will go strictly toward lobbying expenses for the CTBA’s Political Action Committee (PAC) fund that supports legislation which favorably impacts the Thorough-bred breeders in California. The 44 stallions whose owners have donated seasons at the auction, to be sold as no guarantee, are Aragorn (Ire), Atticus, Awesome Gambler, Behrens, Bold Chieftain, Brave Cat, Bushwacker,

CTBA Overcomes Delays Caused By Freak Wind Storm The CTBA returned to full operation when its telephone and Internet services were finally restored on Dec. 20, almost three weeks after a freak hurricane-like wind storm on Nov. 30/Dec. 1, caused damage to a number of cities in the San Gabriel Valley, including Arcadia where the association’s office building was not damaged but a number of the property’s trees were uprooted. Related damage to adjacent power, phone and cable lines resulted in an outage at the

offices through Dec. 6, which resulted in delays in the mailing of the California Thoroughbred’ magazine’s December 2011 issue and 2012 Stallion Directory.

New CTBA Members The following person became a new member of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) in November 2011:

Sarah Feldman—Van Nuys, CA Dates To Remember Wednesday, February 1–Names for foals of 2010 must be claimed; after Feb. 1, a naming fee of $75 will apply. Wednesday, February 15–Annual registration of California stallions is due at a fee of $1,000.– Deadline to nominate Californiabred/California-sired two-year-olds (foals of 2010) to the Golden State Series; $300 fee applies. The CTBA Calendar Corner Event

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CTBA Annual Stallion Season Auction CTBA Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner (2011 California-Bred Champions & 2012 California Hall of Fame)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Monday, February 13, 2012

CTBA Offices, Arcadia The Westin Pasadena Hotel, Pasadena

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Notes — January 2012 California Thoroughbred Foundation 2012 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS Mrs. Jeanne L. Canty, President Warren Williamson, Vice-President Gregory L. Ferraro, DVM, Treasurer Mark W. McCreary, Secretary Peter P. Daily Jane Goldstein

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

Mrs. Kenneth M. Schiffer, Director Emeritus

Tiffany L. Sarrafian Selected For Louis R. Rowan Fellowship At U. C. Davis Tiffany L. Sarrafian, D.V.M., has been chosen to receive the Louis R. Rowan Fellowship, which is named in memory of the prominent California horseman who was a founder of both Oak Tree Racing Association and the California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF). The Foundation sponsors the fellowship annually at U.C. Davis. Sarrafian is a Ph.D. graduate student in the Comparative Pathology Graduate Group at U.C. Davis. She works as a teaching assistant dealing with various techniques of surgery and anesthesia on the Davis campus. Along with her experience as a resident in equine surgery, Sarrafian will be acquiring her Ph.D. in equine orthopedics and motion kinetics. She earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine at Colorado State University. In addition, Sarrafian has experience at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, and Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital in Ocala, Florida. Sarrafian has authored many articles and conducted numerous presentations on topics running the gamut of equine surgery and health. Tiffany L. Sarrafian, D.V.M.

Election Of Foundation Directors And Officers All directors of the California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) board were re-elected at the annual meeting in November. Mrs. Jeanne Canty was re-elected President. Warren Williamson will continue as Vice-President with Dr. Gregory L. Ferraro again serving as Treasurer. Mark W. McCreary was elected as Secretary.

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 nonprofit 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 and Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona. The Foundation maintains the Carleton F. Burke Memorial Library, one of the most extensive collections of

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

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

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The Class Of 2012 California Hall Of Fame

by EMILY SHIELDS California breeding and racing mogul E. W. “Buddy” Johnston will join racing stars Brown Bess and Quicken Tree as the newest members of the California Hall of Fame. The induction will be held at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner at The Westin Pasadena on Monday, Feb. 13. Johnston will join 37 other distinguished industry figures, such as Rex Ellsworth, John Harris and Charles

Howard. They are some of the other owners and breeders who have been given the state’s highest racing honor. Brown Bess and Quicken Tree will take their place alongside 21 other equines already enshrined in the Hall, including grade I Preakness Stakes winner Snow Chief and the likes of California-bred Kentucky Derby winner Decidedly. The CTBA’s Board of Directors elects the new inductees each year.

California Hall Of Fame — 1987 to 2012 Horses Alibhai Ancient Title Best Pal Brown Bess Decidedly Determine Emperor of Norfolk Fleet Nasrullah

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

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

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

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

Mervyn LeRoy Senator Ken Maddy Jack K. Robbins DVM

Louis R. Rowan Dr. Charles H. Strub Brian Sweeney

William Molter Mel Stute Meshach Tenny

Charlie Whittingham

Laffit Pincay Jr. Bill Shoemaker Jack Westrope

George Woolf

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

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

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

Jockeys Johnny Adams Russell Baze John Longden

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Ellwood W. “Buddy” Johnston $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap. That was the first of three grade I’s for Acclamation last year; the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes and the $1 million Pacific Classic Stakes followed. Acclamation’s brave victory in the latter race earned him respect from fans and horsemen all over the country. Unfortunately, his bid for a run at the 2011 Breeders’ Cup World Championships was ended after he won October’s grade II, $150,000 Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship Stakes but suffered a seback a few days later and was given some time off. His present record stands at 28-9-2-6 and $1,628,048 in earnings. In addition to Acclamation, the hard-knocking 2006 gelding Norvsky represented Old English Rancho by adding $259,306 to his bankroll in 2011. The son of resident sire Vronsky won both the $175,000 California Cup Classic Stakes and $100,000 California Dreamin’ Handicap, and placed in three other stakes races. He also finished fourth, beaten only 1 1/4 lengths, in the grade II, $150,000 Arcadia Stakes. Norvsky has earnings of $397,844 from a 17-5-7-3 record. He also has the distinction of owning a win at all three major Southern California racetracks. Old English Rancho has emerged as the state’s leading breeder 13 times, but has not done so since 1987. As of August 31, Johnston’s farm was again in front, and with both Acclamation and Norvsky expected to return to action in 2012, it seems that there is a good chance that the farm’s glory days are far from over.

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On the heels of a spectacular year for his Old English Rancho, California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (CTBA) Past President E. W. “Buddy” Johnston will join his late father, Ellwood B. Johnston, in the California Racing Hall of Fame. Since 1939, the Johnston family has been churning out one star racehorse after another. Buddy Johnston stepped into the business full time in 1957, when he was hired by his father to manage 120 acres of land in Corona. The farm moved to Ontario in 1963, then to its current location in Sanger. After giving considerable thought to selling the property several years ago, Johnston and his wife Judy have forged ahead and maintained their formidable empire. The Johnstons’ first stakes winner, Ruth Lily, in 1950, was the first of many standout runners to carry the torch for Old English Rancho. The list includes stakes winners Generous Portion, Balcony’s Babe, Bright Issue, Fleet Nasrullah and Real Good Deal. California champions Disturbingthepeace and Above Perfection, as well as stakes winners June Darling and Admirably, were bred and sold by the farm. Johnston found himself thrust into the spotlight in 2011 when two of his horses ran away with several major California stakes races. Acclamation led the way for Old English Rancho last year, and was one of the finest horses in the nation. The son of Unusual Heat won five straight graded stakes races, starting with the grade II, $150,000 Jim Murray Handicap in May, and quickly followed by the grade I,

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Brown Bess The tremendously popular Northern California starlet Brown Bess has been inducted into the California Racing Hall of Fame five months after her death on July 15, 2011. The tiny mare, who weighed in at 850 pounds during her racing days and was affectionately called “Mighty Mouse” by those closest to her, became only the second California-bred to win an Eclipse Award when honored in 1989. Brown Bess was foaled on April 8, 1982, out of the dual stakes-placed Windy Sands mare Chickadee. That dam had a history of her own; she was out of stakes-placed Moog who threw the black-type performers Call Her Fleet and Fingal before producing Chickadee. The late-developing filly did not start until her four-year-old season and retired in 1980, with five career wins. Her first foal was a diminutive dark bay filly by Petrone (Fr) named Brown Bess. Like her dam, Brown Bess took a while to get going. She broke her maiden in her second start as a four-year-old, but it wasn’t until her six-year-old season in 1988, that Brown Bess won her first stakes race. That season she won six of her nine starts and earned $275,300. She conquered the Star Ball Invitational, Lakes and Flowers and Lady Morvich Handicaps, then rounded out the season with a pair of grade III victories, first in the California Jockey Club Handicap, and then in the Hillsborough Handicap. She was named the California Champion Older Female of 1988. After suffering a disappointing defeat in the San Gorgonio Handicap (grade II) in her first venture to Southern California, Brown Bess returned to her regular stomping grounds of

Golden Gate Fields and won another pair of grade III races, the Countess Fager and Yerba Buena Handicaps. She met males for the first time in the Golden Gate Handicap (grade II), and the seven-year-old mare dueled with 1988 Breeders’ Cup Turf (grade I) winner Great Communicator before appearing to be the winner in the stretch. In the final strides, Frankly Perfect and Pleasant Variety rallied and Brown Bess had nothing left to give, settling for third. Next, trainer Charles Jenda sent Brown Bess on another trip south to the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for the grade I Ramona Handicap. The miniscule mare prevailed, giving owner Suzanne Pashayan of Calbourne Farm their second win in the summer’s main event for grass mares. Brown Bess defended her title in the California Jockey Club Handicap, then returned to Santa Anita Park to avenge her haunting loss at the start of the season. Brown Bess wrote history when winning the grade I Yellow Ribbon Invitational Stakes. The Cal-bred ran away from a strong field of international turf stars in 1:57 3/5, the fastest 1 1/4 miles ever run by a filly or mare. The victory earned her the 1989 Eclipse Award as Champion Turf Female, and she was also named California Champion Older Female and Horse of the Year. Before her retirement in 1990, Brown Bess added a win in the grade I Santa Barbara Handicap, then went to the breeding shed with 16 wins, eight seconds, six thirds and earnings of $1,300,920 in 36 starts. The subsequent dam of seven foals, she was pensioned in 2003.

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Quicken Tree Forty-two years after his 15th and final trip to the winner’s circle, Quicken Tree has been inducted into the California Racing Hall of Fame. Since his retirement, the white-faced chestnut gelding has retained his title as perhaps the best California-bred stayer to ever live. Louis Rowan, a Past President of the California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (CTBA), bred Quicken Tree with a router’s pedigree in mind. Rowan, an original shareholder in Santa Anita Park when it opened in 1934, had been very affected by watching Great Britain’s classic race, the Epsom Derby, and wanted to duplicate the great stayers of Europe. He selected Preakness Stakes winner Royal Orbit as the mate for his winning Counterpoint mare Mother Wit. The resulting foal, Quicken Tree, was gelded before he ever started due to an extremely nervous temperament. He finished last in his Jan. 25, 1966, debut; hardly surprising given that he threw his rider in the paddock and took off. However, Quicken Tree learned from the experience and went on to win two stakes races that year—the Escondido Handicap at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and the Tropicana Hotel of Las Vegas Handicap at Bay Meadows Racecourse. Quicken Tree went to the post 20 times in 1967, and although he was beaten by the great Cal-bred Native Diver four times, that rival passed the torch with his shocking death that summer. Quicken Tree picked up where Native Diver left off, and won the Inglewood and

Rancho Bernardo Handicaps. He also made several trips to New York, and won the two-mile Display Handicap over Canadian champion He’s a Smoothie. Quicken Tree impressed the nation in 1968, first by equaling the world record of 1:46 2/5 in the 1 1/8-mile Del Mar Handicap, and then by returning to New York to take both the Manhattan Handicap and the two-mile Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes. He also won the San Luis Rey Handicap that year, and earned a spot on the Daily Racing Form Free Handicap behind only Dr. Fager and Damascus. As a six-year-old in 1969, Quicken Tree won the San Luis Obispo Handicap and took the Display Handicap for a second time. That year was merely a break in between two phenomenal seasons; in 1970, Quicken Tree won the Santa Anita Handicap and dead-heated with Fiddle Isle for the victory in the San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap, the latter at the expense of Horse of the Year, Fort Marcy. His popularity had reached fever pitch; a flashy gelding who thrilled crowds with his come-frombehind victories and his determination and heart. Unfortunately, Quicken Tree injured a sesamoid playing in his stall during a return trip to New York and underwent surgery. Several days later, Quicken Tree died in his stall at Santa Anita Park due to inflammation of the intestinal tract. The fan favorite was buried at that track just off the far turn. Quicken Tree earned $718,303 while winning 15 of his 74 starts with nine seconds and 13 thirds. There was a race held in his honor at Hollywood Park from 2000 until 2007.

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“Luck”: A Reel Shot For Horse Racing

F E A T U R E

Industry Insight

by EMILY SHIELDS and mysterious past is hinted at, concerning both Smith and the colt’s sire. Known for his work on the show “Spin City,” Kind stars as stuttering Joey Rathburn, jockey agent to young apprentice Leon who is played by Tom Payne. Meanwhile, an eclectic group of gamblers, comprised of Marcus (Kevin Dunn), Renzo (Ritchie Coster), Jerry (Jason Gedrick), and Lonnie (Ian Hart) have gathered to try to hit a massive Pick 6 ticket. Their ticket rides on the success of one hunch-play longshot. Fans of the sport will be pleased that Luck is no cheap attempt to mimic the world of Thoroughbred racing. The viewer is immediately immersed in a very real portrayal of the sport, with accurate character reflections. Nothing is dumbed down; the vocabulary used for training and caring for horses and handicapping and betting races is the real thing, which should give audiences an authentic experience. Viewers will be forced to learn and adapt quickly, but they won’t feel left behind as they get wrapped up in the beauty and natural drama of the sport, which is beautifully choreographed and shot. The gorgeous setting of Santa Anita, with its sweeping course and backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains, will be introduced to non-racing fans across the country. Although there is a graphic breakdown scene in the pilot, the human emotion side of the scene is well played and the humans involved appear appropriately moved and affected. Milch and Mann are the executive producers of Luck, along with Carolyn Strauss. Henry Bronchtein and Eric Roth are co-executive producers while Dustin Hoffman serves as producer.

Dennis Farina and Dustin Hoffman

Nick Nolte

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Starting Sunday, Jan. 29, horse racing action will be delivered to 41 million homes via the new HBO drama television series “Luck.” The show is a collaboration between respected director Michael Mann and David Milch, creator of the critically acclaimed series “Deadwood.” It was filmed predominantly at Santa Anita Park and at other Los Angeles area locations. Milch, an avid racing fan and horse owner, wrote the pilot, which was directed by Mann. Writers of upcoming episodes include Allen Coulter, Terry George, Brian Kirk, Mimi Leder, Phillip Noyce and horse racing scribe Jay Hovdey. Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman and Oscar nominee Nick Nolte star in the nine-episode season of Luck, which will be shown on Sunday nights from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. Other members of the star-studded cast include Dennis Farina, Richard Kind, John Ortiz and horse racing’s Hall of Fame rider Gary Stevens. Racing personalities, such as jockey Chantal Sutherland, will make appearances as well. Audiences were treated to an early airing of the pilot on Dec. 11. The show was debuted directly following the season finale of the popular show “Boardwalk Empire,” and should appeal to a similar demographic. The Luck story whirls between several main characters, starting with Chester “Ace” Bernstein (Hoffman), who has just been released from three years in prison. He is met by his bodyguard, Gus Demitriou (Farina), who is the listed owner of a $2 million horse that Bernstein recently purchased. Ortiz plays the horse’s trainer, Turo Escalante. In another barn, owner/trainer Walter Smith (Nolte) is pursuing the Kentucky Derby trail with a handsome dark bay colt. A dark

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Summer Mayberry: In The Family Tradition

CTBA Member Profile

by EMILY SHIELDS When J. P. Mayberry won the 1903 Kentucky Derby who they had owned,” she said. “I took out my trainer’s with Judge Himes, he could not have had any idea license in 1993, built up my little stable and branched that his family would still be successfully immersed away from my dad.” Summer’s first starter was a winner. in the sport more than 100 years later. Mayberry stayed in California until five years Unbeknownst to him, Mayberry laid the ago, when she returned to Florida, just a little too groundwork for generations of his family: in late to see a racing legend pass through her fam1994, his grandson Brian Mayberry won the ily’s farm. “My mom (Jeanne) and my sister Kentucky Oaks with Sardula for Jerry and (April) broke Zenyatta,” Mayberry said. “I Ann Moss. Mayberry told The Bloodcan remember my mom calling and saying, Horse that it was his “proudest moment ‘We have a filly here for the Mosses who is I’ve ever had in the game—next to being something really special.’ I told her she the father of my daughters.” said that about everyone, but she said, In 2012, one of those daughters, ‘This one is really good!’” The 2010 Summer Mayberry, will help to carry the Eclipse Horse of the Year went on to win family name while continuing her train19 of her 20 starts, including 13 in grade I ing and pinhooking business in Ocala. company, and $7,304,580. Mayberry grew up in Southern Florida Mayberry returned to Ocala after and spending her childhood at Gulfgetting married and now focuses on stream Park and Calder Race Course pinhooking yearlings as two-year-olds. with her father. “My mom and dad, my “I put together a little syndicate, and grandfather, and my great grandfather we go to the yearling sales and put up were all trainers,” she said. “I grew up the money to buy yearlings. Then we helping around the barn at the track.” break them and sell them as two-yearThe Mayberry family raced horses at olds,” she explained. “Last year we invested Delaware Park and Atlantic City Race $90,000 on three horses and got back Course. “I started out watching my Dad, $300,000 for them.” then grooming and hotwalking,” MayPinhooking is big business, and it is berry explained. becoming more difficult to stay competShe left the track for a while to comitive. “The pinhookers in Florida are pete in horse shows on the national level. really good at what they do,” Mayberry “Slowly, the racetrack drew me back,” said. “I am lucky that my family she said. Brian Mayberry moved from always did well with two-year-olds, and Florida to California to train horses for I have experience galloping racehorses, so Mace, Jan and Samantha Siegel, and that has really helped train my eye for a Summer joined him at the track. “He had horse. But every year, horses get more and some really great horses whom I was able more expensive, and it’s hard to get horses to work around,” Mayberry said. “One of to slip through the cracks anymore.” the very first horses I galloped was ZoonMayberry still trains as well, keeping aqua.” Owned by the Mosses, Zoonaqua the horses she can’t resell and racing won the 1992 Oak Leaf Stakes (grade I) as them at Calder and Tampa Bay Downs. a juvenile and earned $611,225 before She does plan to return to California in retiring in 1997. She then became the the near future, saying, “I love it there.” dam of Tokai Trick (Jpn), a group II winShe likes the convenience of the bigger ner in his native land during 2010. tracks, too, noting that conditioning The relationship with both the Mosses horses out of a training center in Florida and the Siegels has been an important and shipping in to run isn’t ideal. Zoonaqua part of Mayberry’s career. “I got started As if training and pinhooking wasn’t Grade I Oak Leaf Stakes because Samantha Siegel gave me a horse enough work, Mayberry is also a breeder. October 10, 1992 ©Benoit photos

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She owned and was training a Norquestor filly named Ultimate Honor, who broke her maiden first out at Santa Anita Park in 1996, but the filly was injured a year later and retired. “I thought, ‘Now what am I going to do with her?’” Mayberry mused. She decided to breed the mare, and was impressed with the results. “Every foal she’s had can run, and they’re all big, strong, sound and correct,” Mayberry reported. Ultimate Honor’s first foal, a gelding by Smokester named Really Free, started 83 times with 17 wins. Her fourth foal, Ultimate Summer, won six times in 12 outings, and her next foal, Gorby, broke his maiden at Hollywood Park. However, it wasn’t until her sixth foal, Pack Your Bags, that Ultimate Honor really threw a nice runner. “I keep Ultimate Honor at Harris Farms, where they do such a great job,” Mayberry said. “When Pack Your Bags became a yearling, I shipped him here to Ocala and broke him myself. I had him in a two-year-old sale, and all the other foals from the mare had been super fast. Unfortunately, Pack Your Bags worked in :11 1/5, so we had no idea how he would sell. Since he was good looking, he still brought $40,000 from Eddie Truman, and returned to California.”

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California-bred Pack Your Bags, a 2005 son of Flying Continental, waffled between the allowance and claiming ranks in Southern California before moving to New Mexico’s Zia Park this past summer. The six-year-old gelding, who is owned by Stable H. M. A., has been running well in stakes races there. He finished third in the $100,000 Premier Cup Handicap on Sept. 11, before winning the $55,000 Lea County Sprint Stakes on Nov. 13. He has now earned $258,252 with eight wins, eight seconds and seven thirds in 46 starts. Since Pack Your Bags, Ultimate Honor has thrown the stakes-placed winner High Five Gal, who finished second in the $50,000 Bustles and Bows Stakes at Fairplex Park in 2009. High Five Gal earned $113,540 with three wins and seven seconds in 16 trips to post through July of 2010. Mayberry still owns Ultimate Honor. “She had a High Brite filly this year and is in foal to Lucky J. H.,” she said. Whether she resides in Florida or returns to California, Summer Mayberry, a California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (CTBA) member since 1997, is helping to keep the Mayberry name alive and prospering in the sport.

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2012 CTBA STALLION SEASON AUCTION Auction Mail-In Bid Sheet Deadline: January 9, 2012 ARAGORN (IRE) $ Giant’s Causeway – Onaga, by Mr. Prospector Stud Fee: $4,000 Tommy Town Thoroughbreds Santa Ynez, CA ATTICUS

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Nureyev – Athyka, by Secretariat Stud Fee: $2,500 Magali Farms Santa Ynez, CA

DESERT CODE

Pulpit – Lucky Soph, by Cozzene Stud Fee: $2,500 Harris Farms Coalinga, CA

GAME PLAN Danzig – Cadillacing, by Alydar Stud Fee: $2,500 E. A. Ranches Santa Ysabel, CA

BOLD CHIEFTAIN

$ Chief Seattle – Hooked On Music, by Seattle Dancer Stud Fee: $3,000 Victory Rose Thoroughbreds Vacaville, CA

BRAVE CAT

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Lion Heart – Clever Squaw, by Rahy Stud Fee: $1,000 Paradise Road Ranch Lathrop, CA

BUSHWACKER

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Outflanker – Musical Score, by Romantic Lead Stud Fee: $3,000 Lovacres Ranch Warner Springs, CA

CYCLOTRON

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Grand Slam – Eliot Chacer, by Clever Trick Stud Fee: Private Treaty Old English Rancho Sanger, CA

DECARCHY

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Distant View – Toussaud, by El Gran Senor Stud Fee: $4,000 Magali Farms Santa Ynez, CA

GIACOMO

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Holy Bull – Set Them Free, by Stop the Music Stud Fee: $5,000 Magali Farms Santa Ynez, CA

GLOBALIZE $ Summer Squall – Sugar Hill Chick, by Fit To Fight Stud Fee: $3,000 Victory Rose Thoroughbreds Vacaville, CA GOOD JOURNEY $ Nureyev – Chimes of Freedom, by Private Account Stud Fee: $5,000 Magali Farms Santa Ynez, CA HEATSEEKER (IRE) $ Giant’s Causeway – Rusty Back, by Defensive Play Stud Fee: $6,500 Harris Farms Coalinga, CA

Benchmark – Perfect Pretty, by Bertrando Stud Fee: $1,500 Ballena Vista Farm Ramona, CA

Seasons are sold as no guarantee

LUCKY PULPIT

PAPA CLEM

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ROCKY BAR

MANY RIVERS

$ Storm Cat – Christmas in Aiken, by Affirmed Stud Fee: $3,000 Victory Rose Thoroughbreds Vacaville, CA

MARINO MARINI

McCANN’S MOJAVE

STORMY JACK

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Memo (Chi) – Joni U. Bar, by Nordic Prince Stud Fee: $3,000 Rancho San Miguel San Miguel, CA

MINISTERS WILD CAT $ Deputy Minister – Hollywood Wildcat, by Kris S. Stud Fee: $4,000 Tommy Town Thoroughbreds Santa Ynez, CA $ Broad Brush – Miss High Blade, by Highland Blade Stud Fee: $1,200 Magali Farms Santa Ynez, CA

NOBLE COURT

$ Doneraile Court – Grey Dawn Grey, by Grindstone Stud Fee: $2,500 Magali Farms Santa Ynez, CA

Return this sheet with all bids by fax or mail no later than January 9, 2012

SWISS YODELER

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Eastern Echo – Drapeau, by Raja Baba Stud Fee: $5,000 Harris Farms Coalinga, CA $

In Excess (Ire) – To the Post, by Bold Ego Stud Fee: $2,500 E. A. Ranches Santa Ysabel, CA

TANNERSMYMAN $ Lord Carson – Stanley’s Girl, by Deputy Minister Stud Fee: Private Treaty Woodbridge Farm Oakdale, CA

RUN BROTHER RON $ Perfect Mandate – Aloha Mangos, by Bold Badgett Stud Fee: Private Treaty Paradise Road Ranch Lathrop, CA

Kafwain – Comfort Zone, by Rubiano Stud Fee: $2,500 Rancho San Miguel San Miguel, CA

SCOREWITHCATER $ Even the Score – Runaway Cater, by Runaway Groom Stud Fee: $2,000 R.M. Master Racing Stables Big Bear City, CA

Unbridled’s Song – Festal, by Storm Bird Stud Fee: $3,500 Harris Farms Coalinga, CA

SEA OF SECRETS $ Storm Cat – Love From Mom, by Mr. Prospector Stud Fee: $2,500 Victory Rose Thoroughbreds Vacaville, CA

Cee’s Tizzy – Cee’s Song, by Seattle Song Stud Fee: $2,500 Harris Farms Coalinga, CA

SIERRA SUNSET

MR. BROAD BLADE

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Bertrando – Tiny Kristin, by Steelinctive (GB) Stud Fee: $1,500 Harris Farms Coalinga, CA

Smart Strike – Miss Houdini, by Belong to Me Stud Fee: Private Treaty Legacy Ranch Clements, CA

Storm Cat – Halo America, by Waquoit Stud Fee: $2,500 Rancho San Miguel San Miguel, CA

GLOBAL HUNTER (ARG) $ Jade Hunter – Griffe de Paris (Brz), by Telescopico Stud Fee: $1,500 Magali Farms Santa Ynez, CA

IDIOT PROOF

OLD TOPPER $ Gilded Time – Shy Trick, by Phone Trick Stud Fee: $3,500 Tommy Town Thoroughbreds Santa Ynez, CA

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DRUM MAJOR $ Dynaformer – Endless Parade, by Williamstown Stud Fee: $2,500 E. A. Ranches Santa Ysabel, CA

Coronado’s Quest – Wedding March, by Deputy Minister Stud Fee: $5,000 Lovacres Ranch Warner Springs, CA $ Pleasant Colony – Hot Novel, by Mari’s Book Stud Fee: $3,000 Victory Rose Thoroughbreds Vacaville, CA

LUCKY J. H. Cee’s Tizzy – Lucky C. H., by A. P. Indy Stud Fee: $1,500 Harris Farms Coalinga, CA

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BEHRENS

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E Dubai – Chatta Code, by Lost Code Stud Fee: $2,000 Harris Farms Coalinga, CA

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THORN SONG

TIZBUD

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Bertrando – Toot Sweet, by Pirate’s Bounty Stud Fee: $2,500 Rancho San Miguel San Miguel, CA

Iron Cat – Ananda, by Hold Your Peace Stud Fee: $2,000 Rivendell Ranch Fresno, CA

SOUTHERN IMAGE $ Halo’s Image – Pleasant Dixie, by Dixieland Band Stud Fee: $2,500 Rancho San Miguel San Miguel, CA

UNDER CAUTION $ A. P. Indy – Coldheartedcat, by Storm Cat Stud Fee: $1,500 Victory Rose Thoroughbreds Vacaville, CA

SPENSIVE Ponche – Operate Quick, by Dr. Schwartzman Stud Fee: $2,500 E. A. Ranches Santa Ysabel, CA

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VRONSKY

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Danzig – Words of War, by Lord at War (ARG) Stud Fee: $3,500 Old English Rancho Sanger, CA

Auction: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. For more information contact: Christy Chapman 800.573.2822 Ext. 247 Fax: 626.445.0927 or christy@ctba.com All proceeds from this auction will benefit the CTBA’s Political Action Committee (PAC) Fund *Purchaser is responsible for any applicable booking fees.

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Slew’s Tiznow TIZNOW – HEPATICA, BY SLEWPY

Record-Setting, Grade 1-Performing Multiple Stakes Winner N Saratoga 2yo maiden winner by 4 1/4 lengths and 2nd G1 Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland.

N Won Del Mar’s El Cajon S. at one mile by 3 lengths and a dual stakes-placed older horse, posting a 102 Beyer in his final start, Hollywood’s G2 Californian S. A full brother to record-setting, multiple Graded stakes winner EW W’S T IZNO IZ NOW W iis sb y ttwo-time wo-titime B reed ders’’ C up Cl Clas sic i winner i TIZN TI ZNOW OW SLEW’S TIZZY ($619,619), SLEW’S TIZNOW by Breeders’ Cup Classic TIZNOW, Horse of the Year and leading sire of more than 35 stakes winners. Out of a half-sister to 3 stakes winners, SLEW’S TIZNOW is from a pedigree that has produced more than 40 stakes winners under the first three dams, including G1 SWs HEATSEEKER, AL BAHATHRI, GLADIATORUS, etc. N Fee: $2,500 Live Foal No Booking Fees for 2012 Seasons / Stud Fees are payable Oct. 1 of year bred please visit www.ranchosanmiguel.net for more details on our stallions Inquiries to Clay Murdock / P.O. Box 741, San Miguel, CA 93451 PH: (805) 467-3847 / FX: (805) 467-3919 / EM: ransanmig@tcsn.net / www.ranchosanmiguel.net

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N At three, Hollywood Park Track Record Setter in 1:40.34 for 1 1/16 miles, winning the War Chant S. by 3 3/4 lengths.


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A Real Page-Turner Regional Sales by LISA GROOTHEDDE Emblazoned with the most recent winner of the prestigious Breeders’ Cup Sprint (grade I) on its cover, the 2012 Barretts January Mixed Sale catalog is a must-read for every Thoroughbred breeder in California who is seeking to replenish their bloodstock holdings. The state’s only auction of all-ages breeding and racing stock will be hosted by Barretts Equine Limited in the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex in Pomona on Monday, Jan. 23, with a single session starting at 11 a.m. It is the same vendue in which the current catalog cover subject, California-bred Amazombie, was offered but ultimately went unsold in 2008; although he failed to meet his reserve that day after attaining a $32,000 bid in the ring as an untested juvenile, the sixyear-old Northern Afleet gelding has gone on to earn more than $1.5 million as one of the most successful graduates of the annual sale. Last year, 256 horses were reported as sold from the 347 offered at the Barretts January sale, resulting in gross sales of $1,359,400 and an average price of $5,310. The median was $2,500, while the buyback rate was 26.2 percent. The upcoming edition features 268 listings: 94 broodmares and broodmare prospects, 45 yearlings, 81 two-year-olds, 47 horses of racing age and one stallion prospect. Supplemental entries are being accepted through Monday, Jan. 9. Heading the largest delegation among the 22 participating consignors and agents is Andy Havens, whose two Havens Bloodstock Agency consignments comprise 61 entries. Among his offerings are Enduring Grace, a Benchmark half-sister to the grade II-winning California champion Memorette, and her two-year-old filly by Game Plan, as well as three other notable juveniles: a Good Journey filly from the family of 2011 Kentucky Oaks (grade I) winner Plum Pretty, a Silver Train colt out of a winning half-sister to the dam of the grade I-winning California champion Cost of Freedom and, as agent for Liberty Road Stables, and a Bertrando half-sister to the grade I winner Avanzado (Arg). The three Harris Farms consignments feature 25 horses, including several mares with black-type pedigrees. Swift Boat is a Cee’s Tizzy half-sister to 2004 California Horse of the Year Moscow Burning, while Crowded Room is a daughter of Smokester and the multiple California champion Work the Crowd. As agent, Harris Farms will manage Sci Fi Kin, the winning dam of the grade II winner Pretty Unusual, as well as Lite Stepper and Sister Gabriel, the latter two of whom are Lake George full sisters to the grade I-winning millionaire Greg’s Gold. Also presenting a strong group of broodmares among her 24 auction entries is consignor Sam Hendricks, whose charges include the following notables: the multiple winner

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Reine des Neiges, a Smart Strike half-sister to three-time California Horse of the Year Snow Chief; With a Song, a winning daughter of With Approval from the family of the dual grade I-winning California champion The Usual Q. T.; Lady of the House, a Free House half-sister to 2002 California Horse of the Year Continental Red; Free Danish, a Free House half-sister to the California champion Texcess; and Tiz Divine Order, a Cee’s Tizzy mare whose second dam produced the grade I winner and $2,154,827-earner Nostalgia’s Star. Two fillies stand out among agent Mary Knight’s 23 listings. My Abuela hails from the family of the multiple California champion Smooth Player, while Silers Sweetheart represents the family of the two-time California champion Big Jag. Several other noteworthy horses will be led through the Barretts sales ring later this month. Adrian Gonzalez’s Checkmate Thoroughbreds consignment features the Forestry filly Generation of Love out of the grade I winner Favorite Funtime, while the H & E Ranch arsenal includes a yearling Pure Prize colt from the family of the 2011 Forego Stakes (grade I) winner, Jackson Bend. Madera Thoroughbreds will offer a juvenile Birdonthewire colt from the family of the 2010-2011 grade I winner Switch, while a yearling full sister to California champion Repo, by In Excess (Ire), anchors the NexStar consignment. Among the quality offerings from consignor River Edge Farm are La Jolla Lee, a Bertrando half-sister to the winning dam of the grade I-winning California champion Idiot Proof, and Word Association, a stakes-placed winner by Benchmark whose family tree boasts the 2011 Ashland Stakes (grade I) winner, Lilacs and Lace. Helen’s Echo, a Swiss Yodeler full sister to 2006 Eclipse Champion Sprinter, Thor’s Echo, headlines the West 12 Ranch consignment, while the Gone West broodmare Western Engagement commands attention among Tat Yakutis’ 21-horse Yakutis Enterprises delegation, due to her familial ties to the grade I winner Special Ring. Among the covering sires represented in this year’s catalog are the prominent national stallions After Market, Scat Daddy, Songandaprayer and Yes It’s True, as well as the leading California stallions Awesome Gambler, Benchmark, Bertrando, Decarchy, Lucky Pulpit, Marino Marini, Old Topper, Olmodavor, Sea of Secrets, Stormin Fever, Tribal Rule and Unusual Heat. To receive a catalog for the 2012 Barretts January Mixed Sale, call (909) 629-3099. The entries also may be viewed online at www.barretts.com.

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Sporting A New Look Sunshine Millions by EMILY SHIELDS After nine years of bicoastal competition, Sunshine Millions will have a brand new look in 2012. The annual event was formerly held concurrently at both Santa Anita Park in Arcadia and Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida, and pitted Florida-breds against their California-bred counterparts. After it was announced that Gulfstream was planning on hosting a revamped Florida Sunshine Millions day in 2012, without the California component, Santa Anita reported that they would be hosting their own Sunshine Millions day. Both cards will take place on Saturday, Jan. 28. The new Santa Anita event includes the grade I, $300,000 Santa Monica Stakes over seven furlongs for older fillies and mares, and the grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes, a sprint for sophomore fillies. Three $100,000 California-bred stakes, the Crystal Water, Sensational Star and Valentine Dancer Stakes, will round out the black-type action as part of the day’s total purses of $1 million. The two graded stakes races often draw some of the best sprinters in the country, while the Cal-bred stakes are rich with their own history. The Crystal Water Stakes for older horses will be run over 1 1/16 miles on the grass—previously, it was held at a mile. Compari won the race in 2010, giving trainer Martin Jones his second victory. Only trainer Craig Dollase can boast a better record: he has won it three times, with Super Strut in 2006 and Road to Slew in 2001 and 2003. Road to Slew also captured the race in 2000 while under the care of Oscar Garcia. No jockey has won the Crystal Water more times than Alex Solis, whose four victories is a record. He won the inaugural running aboard Surachai in 1998, then took home trophies in 2004 with Lennyfrommalibu, 2005 with Cozy Guy and 2008 with Celtic Dreamin. Only one jockey has won the Sensational Star Stakes more than once, and that is recently retired rider Patrick Valenzuela. He won the 6 1/2-furlong grassy contest aboard Grand Appointment in 2005, when it was rained out and

moved to the main track, then won it last year with Quick Enough. Doug O’Neill conditioned both horses, and is one of two trainers to win the race twice. The other is Jenine Sahadi, who scored with the popular Spinelessjellyfish in both 2000 and 2003, but retired this past September. Pablo Suarez, who owned Quick Enough in partnership with Michael Bello and Russell Sarno, also owned Grand Appointment, making him one of three owners to win the race twice. Cardiff Stud Farm owned Spinelessjellyfish, while Harris Farms Inc. owned 2008 hero Lucky J. H., now a stallion at their Coalinga Ranch. Harris Ranch also owns 2010 victor Compari in partnership with Donald Valpredo and John Nicoletti. Quick Enough’s victory last year didn’t just give Suarez, O’Neill and Valenzuela a double. He also defeated Amazombie, who went on to win two grade I races, including the $1,363,500 Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs. Two trainers have won the Valentine Dancer Stakes twice; Carla Gaines did it with Super High and Tiz a Blend in 2004 and 2008, and Bob Baffert did it with Fun in Excess and Censored in 1998 and 1999. Previously known as the Pro or Con Handicap, the Valentine Dancer was not run in 2010. It returned in 2011, and brought together millionaire Evening Jewel and future grade I winner Ultra Blend. Evening Jewel struggled with a bad trip and finished second while Ultra Blend used a victory in the race as a springboard to an excellent campaign last year. Although David Flores, who guided Ultra Blend to a fourth-placed finish in the grade I, $1,818,000 Breeders’ Cup Distaff in November, was not aboard for the Valentine Dancer win, he has won the race three times. He was aboard both Baffert trainees, and also the grand mare Moscow Burning when she won it in 2006. No other jockey has won the race three times. In addition to these races, the Sunshine Millions day will offer fans a Gourmet Food Truck Festival and a free beach chair giveaway.

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The Grade California-Breds

Stoney Fleece: A Young Upwardly Mobile Professional

by RUDI GROOTHEDDE In the 1980s, a member of the upper middle class or upper class in their 20s or 30s was often referred to as a Yuppie, short for “young upwardly mobile professional.” In 2011, California-bred Stoney Fleece could very well have been classified as a Yuppie when he moved up the ranks in a campaign that was headed by a victory in the 29th edition of the grade III, $100,000 Generous Stakes. On Jan. 24, this two-year-old colt made an early appearance as Hip No. 15 at the Barretts January Mixed Sale where he was knocked down for a mere $1,200 to Richard Vasak. Little did anyone know then, but that unnamed juvenile—officially named Stoney Fleece the following day—would become the least expensive auction purchase of last year who then became a graded stakes winner in the U.S. during 2011. Six months later on July 28, Stoney Fleece made his racing debut a winning one with a neck victory going 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:06.01 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. But the son of the Magali Farms stallion Decarchy was about to start another new journey in the hands of John Sadler who tagged him for $40,000 from fellow trainer Mike Puype out of this state-bred maiden claiming race. On Aug. 20, Stoney Fleece made the first of what would be a total of six 2011 appearances in the familiar pink and black silks of Gary and Cecil Barber when he returned to the all-weather Polytrack surface at Del Mar to win by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:11.48 for six furlongs in an open allowance race. Del Mar’s $50,000 I’m Smokin Stakes for Cal-breds and California-sired runners then beckoned on Sep. 5, but there was no three-peat for jockey Joe Talamo when Stoney Fleece finished a dull fifth, 3 3/4 lengths behind the winner Ruler of Dubai. So on Oct. 15, it was not surprising that Stoney Fleece

sported a number of changes when making his debut at Santa Anita Park. He was facing a mile on the turf in open allowance company and Joel Rosario was now in the irons. But Stoney Fleece was up to the challenge, posting a 1 1/2-length victory in 1:36.12. The Oct. 29 California Cup Juvenile Stakes at the same Arcadia track then loomed as Stoney Fleece’s toughest test to date and he did not disgrace himself with a third-placed effort under Victor Espinoza in this $100,000 event for state breds. In fact, that race’s winner Rousing Sermon would close out his own impressive 2011 season with a runner-up finish to Liaison in Hollywood Park’s grade I, $750,000 CashCall Futurity on Dec. 17. That same Inglewood track would also play host to Stoney Fleece’s greatest achievement of last year, when he won the Generous by 1 1/4 lengths on Nov. 27. With Rosario back in the irons and facing eight opponents, he settled off the rail in fourth—as many as eight lengths behind a trio of speedy frontrunners—before taking the lead at the sixteenth pole to defeat Handsome Mike, who edged the even-money favorite Battle Settle by half a length for second. Stoney Fleece posted a final time of 1:34.77 for the one-mile turf trip while returning a healthy $19.60 for a $2 win wager, and his $60,000 winner’s share of the purse increased his bankroll to $156,680. Bred in the Golden State by Joseph T. Alvarez III, Stoney Fleece is out of the grade I-placed, graded stakes-winning Deputed Testamony mare Gold Fleece who is also the dam of 2005 grade III winner Golden Rahy. So even though Stoney Fleece’s final start of last year was a fifth-placed finish in the $100,000 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes on Dec. 26, the Opening Day of Santa Anita Park’s 2011-2012 Winter/Spring Meet, he certainly came a long way in 2011.

Grade III Generous Stakes Hollywood Park—November 27, 2011

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I. A $20,000 bonus made available for owners of registered California-Bred or Sired maidens in Maiden Special Weight races at the Santa Anita, Hollywood Park and Del Mar meetings in Southern California; and a $10,000 bonus for owners of registered California-Bred or Sired maidens in Maiden Special Weight races in Northern California and at all Fair meetings throughout the state. Beginning in 2011, only races at 4 1/2-furlongs or longer will qualify. *Paid directly to owner in approximately 45 racing days. II. Significant eligibility changes for California-breds.

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Racing In Southern California

Classy Cal-Bred Duo End The Year In Style

by EMILY SHIELDS The classy California-breds Tiz Flirtatious and Mensa Heat both capped banner years while winning staterestricted races at the recently concluded Hollywood Park fall meet. Tiz Flirtatious is now undefeated in three tries while Mensa Heat is back on track following a few disappointing seasons. Both horses figure to make noise in 2012. Tiz Perfect The $85,800 Cat’s Cradle Handicap has been churning out good fillies throughout its 15-year history. Ultra Blend, last year’s Cat’s Cradle heroine, went on to win a grade I race in 2011, and other notable mares such as Lazy Slusan, Valentine Dancer and House of Fortune have also found the winner’s circle in the 7 1/2-furlong race. By adding her name to the list of champions, Tiz Flirtatious is setting herself up to become the next great Cal-bred filly. The three-year-old daughter of Tizbud (Harris Farms) did not debut until Oct. 2, but she has made up for lost time by running up a three-race undefeated streak. The Marty Jones-trainee impressed in the Cat’s Cradle, sitting fourth in a nine-horse field before rallying under jockey Joel Rosario to win by 1 1/2 lengths. Chokecherymary finished second, a length in front of graded stakes winner California Nectar in third. The final time was 1:29.33. Rosario has joined jockey Victor Espinoza in duplicating the feat of winning the Cat’s Cradle three years in a row. Espinoza did it with Favorite Funtime, Cee’s Elegance and Valentine Dancer from 2001 through 2003, while Rosario’s streak started with U R All That I Am in 2009. Pamela Ziebarth bred and owns Tiz Flirtatious, who has earned $116,800. The filly is the second foal to race and win out of the unraced Victory Gallop mare Masquerade Belle. Three days after Tiz Fliratious’ win on Dec. 11, her older three-quarter sister by Cee’s Tizzy, Hello Sugar, won an allowance optinal claiming at Hollywood Park to push her record to

two wins in three tries. Ironically, her only loss came behind Tiz Flirtatious on Oct. 29, in both of their previous trips to post. Potential Fullfilled When Mensa Heat won his debut at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Aug. 13, 2008, the sky seemed the limit. The dark, handsome gelding looked like a rock star coming from the back of the pack to get up and win by a head. However, he did not win again until Mar. 28, 2010. Now in 2011, Mensa Heat is a living up to the promise he showed as a juvenile. The five-year-old son of Unusual Heat (Harris Farms) won his second stakes race of the year in the $84,500 On Trust Handicap at Hollywood Park on Dec. 18. This latest victory capped a banner year for Peter Redekop B. C. Ltd.’s Mensa Heat, who also dead-heated for the win in the Del Mar’s$104,375 Pirate’s Bounty Stakes on Sept. 7, and finished third in the $250,000 Ancient Title Stakes (grade I) at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 8. Mensa Heat faced a familiar cast in the On Trust, including Legal Separation and Chiloquin. All three of them were exiting the $100,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint Stakes with disappointing performances; Mensa Heat had finished last as the 7-5 favorite. He rebounded as the 5-2 second choice in the On Trust, settling off the pace set by Mark the Bench and Chiloquin. Jockey Joe Talamo guided Mensa Heat wide off the turn to run down and subsequently blow by Legal Separation in the lane, finishing the 7 1/2-furlong contest as a 1 1/2-length winner in 1:28.68. Spud Spivens, who closed from last in the seven-stong field, finished third, half a length behind Legal Separation. Ted West trains Mensa Heat, who was bred by Madeline Auerbach and David Abrams out of the winning Ole’ mare Chi Chi Nette. Mensa Heat now has earnings of $418,758 with nine wins, seven seconds and six thirds in 41 starts.

Tiz Flirtatious—$85,800 Cat’s Cradle Handicap—December 11, 2011

Mensa Heat—$84,500 On Trust Handicap—December 18, 2011

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Yeah Me Do: A Chance Reunion

Another Man’s Treasure

by MARCIE HEACOX deformed teeth that prevented him from chewing normally. With the quick help of veterinarian Dr. Gene White and farrier Pat Burton, Yeah Me Do was nursed back to full health within two months. “Within a week you could see a difference in not only his appearance, but his attitude as well,” Keen wrote on her blog. “I knew he was going to make it.” Using gender, age, color and the few legible digits of his lip tattoo, the farm was able to identify him with the help of the Jockey Club. Keen then posted about “Yammi” on the Alex Brown Racing Internet forum, a major network for horse rescue efforts. Forum member Viktoria King-Steele saw the story and notified her partner, Joe Shell, who had trained Yeah Me Do’s dam for the Andolfos. A “very surprised” Shell notified the Andolfos, now retired in California, that their horse they’d thought dead for 20 years was still alive. The Andolfos were reunited with Yeah Me Do on a December 2009 visit to Remember Me and continue to make financial contributions to his care, as does Shell. Keen said the horse is fairly low maintenance now, but the farm could still use more help, especially as he ages. Though Yammi’s the farm’s oldest equine resident, Keen said he “thinks he’s a 10-year-old” and is sometimes ridden bareback and bridle-less. She plans to bring him on Remember Me’s Racehorse Rescue’s annual trail ride to help raise awareness of older horses. “Yammi is my hero because of all he has been through. He allowed us to help him when he needed help, even though I know he didn't feel good,” Keen said. “I hope his story will cause owners and breeders to be more aware that these horses can live for a very long time.” And what a story Yammi could tell.

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California-bred Yeah Me Do is nearly white at age 29, but his story is that of a real life Black Beauty—an odyssey of love, neglect and joyous reunions. In 1983, Roy Andolfo bred the grey or roan gelding by Macarthur Park out of the winning Decidedly mare Romantically. He then raced him in partnership with his wife, Sue, until they lost him in a 1989 claiming race. A year later, the couple saw the man who had claimed Yeah Me Do, and when they asked how their horse was, the man said he had died. Yeah Me Do’s official race record shows six wins on the Northern California circuit before a career finale at Rockingham Park in New Hampshire on Nov. 30, 1990. His lifetime earnings were $72,930. Contrary to what the man had said, Yeah Me Do was alive and resurfaced 11 years later at a 2001 auction in Cleburne, Texas, where many older horses landed when slaughter plants were active. In a stroke of good luck, a man bought him as a parade and trail riding horse for his family. However, the man couldn’t afford the horse’s upkeep eight years later and contacted nearby Remember Me Racehorse Rescue in a last ditch effort to avoid returning him to the sale. Louisiana and California-based trainer Dallas Keen, wife Donna Keen and farm manager Lilly Armstrong head the 501 (c) 3 nonprofit at Keen Farms in Burleson, Texas. They’ve rescued more than 100 ex-racehorses since the rescue’s inception in December of 2008, but few cases were as desperate as this. When Yeah Me Do’s owner sent Donna Keen photos showing the severely underweight gelding, her response was, “How soon can you get him here?” The horse arrived at the rescue May 18, 2009, so malnourished his hooves were splitting apart horizontally. He also had many missing or badly

An allowance win in December 1987

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Horse Care

Rabies In Horses

by HEATHER SMITH THOMAS Rabies is uncommon in horses, and many horse owners don’t think about it—and don’t vaccinate. This catches people off guard and human lives are put at risk each year when handling horses with rabies. This disease can occur in any warm-blooded animal and is almost always fatal (a rare few have survived). It is caused by a virus that affects the central nervous system, transmitted by the saliva of an infected animal—usually via a bite or by saliva coming into contact with mucous membranes (such as the eyes or mouth) or an opening in the skin. Horses may be exposed to rabies if bitten by infected skunks, foxes, raccoons, bats or unvaccinated pets. Dr. Carolyn MacAllister, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Oklahoma State University, says this disease goes in cycles in wildlife populations. “For awhile we may see high numbers of cases and then it drops in subsequent years because there is a die-off of infected animals. Eventually it comes back up again.” She recommends that all horse owners include rabies in their annual vaccination program. “It’s an inexpensive vaccine, and good insurance, especially since this is

a zoonotic disease and you could get it from your horse,” she says. Rabies in horses is not typical of what we usually think of in terms of symptoms, like you’d see in a dog or cat. “Horses with rabies may simply look like they have colic, or appear lame. We had a horse come into our hospital with a concurrent respiratory disease, and people were exposed because at first we didn’t realize the horse had rabies. This particular horse had pneumonia, but was also showing neurological signs,” she says. “What I have observed in rabid animals is inability to swallow and, in some cases, the animal appears to be choked. You go to pass a stomach tube and it goes right down, so you get an endoscope to check things further and there’s no blockage and the trachea is fine and you realize this is rabies! You hope you wore gloves!” A horse may show a wide range of clinical signs. There is nothing you can do to treat an animal once it has rabies, Continued on page 64

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Horse Care Cont’d. so it’s best just to vaccinate,” says MacAllister. There are very few diseases that people can get from horses, but this is the major one, and the most deadly. Rabies is the one disease that not only will kill the horse, but also could potentially kill the people who handle it. In 2008, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) added rabies to their list of “core” vaccines that should be given to all horses annually, regardless of their location or use. Current recommendations are to vaccinate foals for rabies at six months of age, followed with a booster at 10 to 12 months, and then an annual vaccination thereafter. Even if your horses are in a region of the country where rabies is uncommon, it’s best to vaccinate. If a horse is sold, or taken to races or to be bred elsewhere in the country, that horse could be at risk if it’s not vaccinated for rabies. For instance, a horse in New York who was brought to a veterinary clinic (because it was lame) was purchased from “somewhere out West and had all its shots,” but had not been vaccinated against rabies. The new owners and several people at the clinic who handled the horse had to go through post-exposure treatment. Amy Johnson, DVM, DACVIM (Large Animal Internal Medicine, New Bolton Center in Pennsylvania), has treated two horses for rabies. “In this area, it’s raccoon rabies. The last horse I treated was a retired racehorse. Around here, rabies is not one of the common vaccinations for horses at the track,” she says. Racehorses are generally vaccinated against influenza, herpes and some of the other viral diseases but some trainers don’t vaccinate for rabies because they feel the risk of exposure is low—with horses in stalls rather than out in a pasture where they might encounter wild animals, dogs or feral cats. “This horse went to a horse rescue facility, where he was vaccinated for just about everything—including botulism, West Nile, EEE, WEE, tetanus, etc.—except rabies. He was then adopted to a new home with a nice family. They had already vaccinated all their other horses that spring, and were told that the horse had already been vaccinated for everything. They assumed this included rabies,” says Johnson. “It was a lovely farm where he was out in a big pasture. Within a few months, he apparently encountered a raccoon and developed rabies. He was referred to us with a history of having been abnormal for several days. The farmer, his wife, daughter and multiple neighbors had all been tending the sick horse and were all exposed. The horse was only here for a couple of days. We became suspicious that it was rabies, and euthanized the horse to confirm it.” In the interim, between when the horse was at the farm and before it came to New Bolton Center, one of the exposed people went to Africa for a summer program. “It 64 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED • JANUARY 2012

became an international search to locate her. She had to be air-lifted to a different country in Africa for treatment, because the country where she was staying did not have access to the post-exposure series for rabies,” says Johnson. “In our area, the strain that’s endemic is raccoon rabies, which is the most common one in the eastern part of the country,” says Johnson. In other areas, there are different variants, including skunk, fox and bat rabies. There are numerous strains of rabies, just as there are multiple strains of flu virus. “Pennsylvania is one of the states with the highest incidence of rabies. We see it in all species, including cows and horses, but especially in cats and dogs. There were also some whitetail deer who had rabies in the last couple years. Rabid horses don’t usually bite and puncture the skin, but there is always a risk when coming into contact with saliva. If you get the animal’s saliva in your eyes, mucous membranes or cuts, you could get rabies,” says Johnson. There is a risk when handling the mouth of any animal that might have rabies, or even having a horse cough or blow its nose in your face, getting droplets in your eyes. Signs of rabies are not always clear, and people may try to treat the animal for something else. Often the inability to swallow is mistaken for choking, and the horse owner or veterinarian may become exposed when examining the mouth and throat. “The trouble with rabies is that early signs are often quite vague, and in horses these signs may include lameness and/or colic. You might not think of rabies,” she explains. There hasn’t been much published on rabies in horses. “The largest retrospective series had only 21 cases, and 10 percent of those horses showed colic as an initial sign. Another 24 percent showed lameness. This might lead a veterinarian off the track, but then the animals always progress to show other signs,” she says. The animal becomes increasingly abnormal in its behavior and may become uncoordinated or disoriented. “They almost always become recumbent—unable to get up—at the end. Once they start showing signs, it may take up to four or five days or longer until they progress to the point where they are euthanized or die. The actual length of time may vary from case to case,” says Johnson. Incubation time (between exposure and the start of symptoms) is also quite variable, depending on location of the bite. An animal bitten on the nose or face, for instance, will usually start showing severe signs of illness much sooner than an animal bitten low on the hind leg. In the latter situation it might be several months between the time of the bite and onset of illness. The virus has to travel farther along the nerves before it gets to the brain. Some horse owners feel it’s not healthy to over-vaccinate their horses, and may not vaccinate them adequately. “Some think they can just check titers to see if the horse has immunity, rather than re-vaccinate for various diseases. This is Continued on page 66 www.ctba.com


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Horse Care Cont’d. unwise, especially with rabies. There isn’t any data to indicate that a certain level of antibody (titer) is truly protective. It’s not safe to just check the horse’s titer and think it doesn’t need to be revaccinated. We know there are cases where horses have been previously vaccinated in previous years and still get rabies from being bitten. So we don’t recommend just checking titers,” she says. It’s better to keep up the annual vaccination program. “We can only diagnose rabies definitively after the horse is dead. If you have a horse who dies or is euthanized after a short course of unexplained progressive neurologic disease, that horse should be tested for rabies. If you don’t

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test, you wouldn’t know, and humans may have been exposed,” says Johnson. If an unvaccinated horse was known to be bitten by a rabid animal such as a cat, skunk or raccoon, (with the offending animal killed and tested), it is possible to treat that horse (like we treat humans) and not have to euthanize it. “This was looked at in Texas. The laws regarding unvaccinated, exposed animals vary from state to state. You can check your state’s public health guidelines to determine what you can do with that horse,” she says. Texas has developed a post-exposure rabies prophylaxis protocol. “A study was published last year in a medical journal, looking at a time period from 2000 to 2009, using 72 horses. They do this post-exposure type of treatment in many different species of animals, especially pets, but in this study they also mentioned 72 horses who had received this prophylaxis and none of them got rabies. It was the same for the dogs and cats who were treated,” she says. Thus an animal who was started on this protocol immediately after being bitten could be quarantined and watched rather than having to euthanize it. “The animal must be immediately vaccinated, isolated for 90 days and boostered with the vaccine again at the third and eighth week during that isolation period. Thus it receives a series of three vaccinations. The study specifically looked at unvaccinated animals,” says Johnson. Rabies has been with us a long time and there is some debate regarding whether it existed here in the wildlife before European settlement, or whether it was brought with colonists to North America. In the American colonies in the late 1600s there were reports of canine rabies and descriptions of outbreaks which sound like rabies. But we don’t know if it was brought over with dogs who were incubating the disease (and introduced it to this continent) or whether it was already here. Even though rabies is one of the oldest diseases spread between animals and humans, the level of misunderstanding and confusion about rabies is still high and there are many misconceptions about it. Animal owners should take no chances—and protect their animals (and themselves) by vaccinating.

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CTBA Directors Election

Four Members To Run On CTBA’s 2012 Ballot

The ballots for this year’s election of four members to the Board of Directors of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) were sent out to members last month. Only CTBA members whose 2012 dues have been paid are eligible to

MRS. JEANNE L. CANTY Jeanne Canty has been a member of the CTBA since 1967, and has served on its Board of Directors since 1988. She has been chairperson of numerous fundraisers and has served as chairperson of the Legislative Committee and is a former secretary of the board. Jeanne has bred and raced many stakes winners. Her late husband, trainer John Canty, campaigned the California-bred stakes winners Unconscious, Royal Owl, Time to Leave and many others. Jeanne is also a trustee and the current President of the CTF (California Thoroughbred Foundation). “Our industry needs to unite in its effort to attract new breeders, owners and fans through education, promotion and proper legislation. The CTBA can take great pride in its educational seminars that help new participants be more knowledgeable and successful in racing and breeding Thoroughbreds in California, while its establishment of the Maiden Bonus Program and the enhancement of the stakes race schedule for California-breds in the form of the Golden State Series also both need to be applauded. Another positive for the industry is the recent decision by the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) to put to a vote proposed bylaw amendments that will reinstate the voting rights of people holding more than one California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) license, such as owner/trainers. We have the best incentive program in the country because of the diligent work by the CTBA board, and we should be very proud of such an accomplishment. We must constantly strive to ensure that this program is protected so that breeders will continue to receive maximum incentives to enable them to keep breeding higher quality Cal-breds. I have been involved in the world of Thoroughbreds for the past 40 years, as the wife of a trainer, plus as a breeder, an owner and a sales agent. I will continue to work to help ensure the ongoing success of California’s Thoroughbred industry.”

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vote, and those elected will serve from this year through 2014. Included on the following pages are biographical sketches of each candidate and/or statements from each of them regarding issues facing the CTBA and California’s Thoroughbred industry.

WILLIAM H. DE BURGH Will de Burgh is the owner of Burgh Seanbaile Inc., a Delaware investment holding company. His primary business interests are bloodstock and real estate. He was born and raised on the horse and cattle farm and has been a member of the CTBA since 1981, owning his first California-bred winner in 1983. He presently owns an interest in 50 horses, including the California-based stallion Heatseeker (Ire). He is a full-time professional horseman with a significant investment in the Thoroughbred industry. In addition to California, his horses are located in six other states as well as other countries, and his breeding and racing operation is run on a commercial basis. “Owning and breeding horses is a passion for me, as I am sure it is for all of us involved in the industry. It is however very difficult for a breeder to participate on any reasonable successful level without favorable economics. Only good financial rewards for our product will lead to a healthy local industry. Our industry is in crisis. This is not limited to the California breeding industry, every facet of the industry in California is in crisis. The only positive is that all divisions of the industry are being forced onto the same page to work together. The CTBA’s first mandate is to protect the interests of the California breeders and it must continue to have this as its first priority. The CTBA is going to have to make changes. I do not believe that the CTBA should be in the sales business, I believe that the CTBA sales department should become the CTBA marketing department. Our industry badly needs professional marketing not only to help us sell our horses but also to attract more people who want to breed and race. Our resources are too limited and must be applied where they have the most benefit. It is time for change. If I have the honor of being re-elected to the board, it will be my goal as a director to work with all CTBA members to improve the economics of the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry in California.”

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John Harris has been on the CTBA board since 1977. He is the owner of Harris Ranch, a diversified farming, beef, and hospitality company in California’s Central Valley that has produced Thoroughbred horses for over 40 years. His current broodmare band exceeds 60 mares. The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) named Harris as California’s Breeder of the Year for 1998, and again in 2010. He has also been recognized as a leader in the California livestock industry and was named Livestock Man of the Year in 1998 He has also received awards from the University of California at Davis, where he graduated in 1965. In 2010, Harris Farms was the leading breeder in California. Harris is a member and former steward of The Jockey Club and serves on the Advisory Board of the U. C. Davis Center for Equine Health. He also serves as a trustee and is the current Chairman of the Pacific Legal Foundation. He was appointed to the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) in November of 2000, was reappointed in 2003, and served as its Chairman from 2004 through 2005, completing his third term in 2010, after being apporinted by both Governors Davis and Schwarzenegger. Some of the leading runners bred and raced by Harris include Unzip Me, Compari, Cost of Freedom, Soviet Problem, Work the Crowd, Alphabet Kisses, High Standards, El Don, Teresa Mc, Super High, Unlimited Value, Hot Market, Top of Our Game, Super Tuesday, Lucky J. H. and Distant Victory. The home to many top stallions over the years, the roster at Harris Farms currently numbers Desert Code, Heatseeker (Ire), Lucky J. H., Lucky Pulpit, Singletary, Stormy Jack, Swiss Yodeler, Thorn Song, Tizbud and Unusual Heat. “I have been on the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association board for many years, but I still feel energized and challenged by the needs of the California Thoroughbred breeding industry and would like to continue to help. Some big challenges exist, both in regaining the populatity of the total sport and restoring profitability to the owner and breeders sector. Breeding a completitive horse is a wonderful thrill that we need to get more people to participate in. California is a great place to breed a good horse and while it is a frustrating business, I much enjoy it. Feel free to send any specific questions to my email address johnharris@harrisfarms.com.”

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PETE PARRELLA Pete Parrella has been an owner/breeder in California for over 40 years and races under the name Legacy Ranch Inc. Legacy Ranch is a 145-acre ranch in Clements, California, southeast of Sacramento. Presently, the farm stands two stallions; Cindago and Papa Clem. Housing approximately 300 horses, Legacy Ranch owns 120 of them; 70 percent Thoroughbred and 30 percent Quarter Horse. Pete is presently the Vice President of the CTBA and also serves as the Treasurer of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC). “It has been an honor to serve on the Board of Directors of the CTBA the past six years. The first two years as a director, then three years as Treasurer and presently as your Vice President. In the six years on the board of directors, I have missed only one meeting. My voting record is as follows; in favor of both the Maiden Bonus Program and the new Golden State Series stakes program for California-breds. Our Cal-bred programs must continue to grow and prosper or racing in California will not survive. Breeders in California must be rewarded for their investment in our industry. We must continue to provide incentives for better stallions and keep increasing purses for our Cal-breds. With your support I would like to continue on the board of directors for another term.” ©Mesaros

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New To Victory Rose SEA OF SECRETS • 79% Starters/Foals • 73% Winners/Starters • Average Earnings Per Starter $50,000+ Graded Stakes Winner SEA OF SECRETS Will Relocate to Victory Rose Thoroughbreds for the 2012 Breeding Season. A versatile stallion whose progeny have won from 6 to 13 furlongs. Progeny to race have amassed $16 million plus, including graded stakes winners SECRET GYPSY ($595,926), PRINCIPLE SECRET ($269,440) and MY MISS STORM CAT. 2011 stakes performers include C MY SECRET, TYCHONIC CHOICE, stakes-placed Bythebeautifulsea and Hidden Expense.

Storm Cat-Love From Mom, by Mr. Prospector Fee: $2,500-LF

BOLD CHIEFTAIN The Only Two-Time Cal Cup Classic Winner and the 50th Cal-Bred Millionaire A versatile racehorse who won on tapeta, grass and dirt. Graded stakes winner of 17 races, 13 in stakes with earnings of $1,613,071. Won the Gr. II, $150,000 San Francisco Mile, defeating Gr. I winner MONEREY JAZZ. Only horse to win the California Cup Classic Hcp. at Oak Tree at Santa Anita twice, defeating CELTIC DREAMING, LAVA MAN and LETHEL HEAT. Only horse to win the California Dreamin’ Hcp. at Del Mar twice. Won the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes at Santa Anita defeating Gr. I winners THE USUAL Q. T., ACCLAMATION and ENRICHED.

Chief Seattle-Hooked On Music, by Seattle Dancer Fee: $3,000-LF

UNDER CAUTION Ranks in the Top Five Leading Freshman Sires in 2011 From his first crop he has sired A. P. Caution (3 length maiden winner) and placed runners A. P. Anna and Vitameatavegamin. By Horse of the Year and classic winner A. P. INDY. Out of the winning STORM CAT mare Coldheartedcat. She is a half-sister to classic winner CAVEAT, DEW LINE, BALTIC CHILL and Winters’ Love dam of TRANQUILITY LAKE ($1,662,390), and leading California sire BENCHMARK; granddam of AFTER MARKET ($903,685, sire), COURAGEOUS CAT ($1,165,760, Shoemaker Mile S.-G1, etc.) and JALIL.

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Happy New Year From Victory Rose Thoroughbreds BEHRENS • 76% Starters/Foals • Average Earnings Per Starter $26,485 Multiple GI winner of $4,563,500 By classic winner and Champion 3-year-old Colt PLEASANT COLONY, sire of Champions PLEASNANT TAP, ST JOVITE and PLEASANT STAGE

Pleasant Colony-Hot Novel, by Mari’s Book Fee: $3,000-LF

GLOBALIZE • 68% Winners/Starters and Average Earnings Per Starter $29,114 Multiple Graded stakes winner of $623,650. By Classic winning millionaire SUMMER SQUALL, sire of Horse of the Year CHARISMATIC and Champion twoyear-old filly STORM SONG. 2011 stakes winners include CITY ROUTE and CELL LINE FOREVER.

Summer Squall-Sugar Hill Chick, by Fit To Fight Fee: $3,000-LF ©Mesaros

MANY RIVERS First Foals Arrive in 2012 By twice leading sire STORM CAT, sire of 180 stakes winners including twice leading sire GIANTS CAUSEWAY and champions STORM FLAG FLYING and SWEET CATOMINE. By CHRISTMAS IN AIKEN, sister to Bandito Barney, dam of Kentucky Derby Winner HARLANS HOLIDAY ($2,432,664). First foals arrive in 2012.

Storm Cat-Christmas in Aiken, by Affirmed Fee: $3,000-LF

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Leading Sires in California

Available Statistics Through December 11, 2011 Leading Sires by Number of Races Won

Leading Sires by Money Won Rank Sire Runners 1. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . 116 2. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139 3. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 4. Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 5. Southern Image . . . . . . . . . 101 6. Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 7. Bertrando . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 8. Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 9. Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . 100 10. Aragorn (Ire)‡ . . . . . . . . . . . 88 11. In Excess (Ire)† . . . . . . . . . 113 12. Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . 130 13. Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . 83 14. Giacomo‡ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 15. Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . 107 16. Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 17. Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . .97 18. Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 19. Redattore (Brz)• . . . . . . . . . 68 20. Olmodavor# . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 21. Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . 36 22. Skimming• . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 23. Formal Gold• . . . . . . . . . . . 79 24. Freespool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 25. Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 26. Cee's Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 27. High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 28. Siberian Summer* . . . . . . . . 62 29. Ten Most Wanted . . . . . . . . . 55 30. Perfect Mandate . . . . . . . . . 52 31. Roar* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 32. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 33. Safe in the U S A• . . . . . . . 32 34. Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 35 Popular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 36. Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 37. Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 38. Momentum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 39. Rocky Bar‡ . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 40. Capsized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 41. Comic Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 42. Memo (Chi)• . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 43. Western Fame . . . . . . . . . . . 38 44. Gotham City . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 45. Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . 27 46. Tannersmyman . . . . . . . . . . 30 47. Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 48. One Man Army . . . . . . . . . . . 15 49. Crafty C. T.• . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 50. Trapper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Starts 757 642 878 840 676 897 573 644 570 516 635 873 595 466 645 501 605 332 409 440 224 485 557 550 136 373 482 412 478 340 349 123 206 138 160 306 305 438 235 210 223 194 193 194 124 193 259 132 126 97

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Races Won 108 127 114 126 113 133 80 99 103 67 84 100 92 65 72 71 82 49 45 71 24 76 68 62 17 42 58 48 40 45 58 25 36 25 41 55 37 49 46 31 32 34 30 31 14 26 25 14 19 22

Earnings $4,307,129 3,388,347 2,933,164 2,760,036 2,510,836 2,119,631 1,863,069 1,762,349 1,752,999 1,747,774 1,704,368 1,627,223 1,577,719 1,473,133 1,463,628 1,306,344 1,283,915 1,028,296 987,261 951,044 933,709 894,046 882,615 822,118 814,460 812,133 806,607 766,151 751,253 735,547 716,018 711,778 701,335 653,406 647,909 634,397 628,221 609,391 548,341 513,746 449,556 443,084 419,853 393,421 386,257 370,618 370,242 351,270 336,424 327,070

Rank Sire

Runners

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . .150 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . .139 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . 151 Southern Image . . . . . . 101 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . 116 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . .100 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . 130 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . .103 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . 83 In Excess (Ire)† . . . . . . . 113 Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . 97 Bertrando . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Skimming• . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . .107 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Olmodavor# . . . . . . . . . . .68 18. Formal Gold• . . . . . . . . . 79 19. Aragorn (Ire)‡ . . . . . . . . . .88 20. Giacomo‡ . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Starts

Races Won

897 642 840 878 676 757 570 873 644 595 635 605 573 485 645 501 440 557 516 466

133 127 126 114 113 108 103 100 99 92 84 82 80 76 72 71 71 68 67 65

Earnings $2,119,631 3,388,347 2,760,036 2,933,164 2,510,836 4,307,129 1,752,999 1,627,223 1,762,349 1,577,719 1,704,368 1,283,915 1,863,069 894,046 1,463,628 1,306,344 951,044 882,615 1,747,774 1,473,133

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

Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . .116 Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . .36 Trapper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Southern Image . . . . . . .... 101 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . .139 One Man Army . . . . . . . . . . 15 Popular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Aragorn (Ire)‡ . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . .151 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . 83 Poteen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Giacomo‡ . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Alymagic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . 100 Ancient Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . .103

Races Won 108 17 25 24 22 113 127 14 41 67 126 114 92 8 25 65 10 103 11 99

Average Earnings/ Earnings Runner $4,307,129 814,460 711,778 933,709 327,070 2,510,836 3,388,347 351,270 647,909 1,747,774 2,760,036 2,933,164 1,577,719 243,781 653,406 1,473,133 180,332 1,752,999 294,806 1,762,349

$37,130 33,936 30,947 25,936 25,159 24,860 24,377 23,418 23,140 19,861 19,575 19,425 19,009 18,752 18,669 18,647 18,033 17,530 17,342 17,110

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Leading Sires by Turf Earnings

Leading Sires by Number of Winners

(Minimum 100 Starts Lifetime)

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

Tribal Rule ........................ 139 Old Topper ....................... 150 Benchmark........................151 Kafwain ............................ 141 Southern Image.................101 Marino Marini ....................100 Swiss Yodeler....................130 In Excess (Ire)................... 113 Unusual Heat ................... 116 Bertrando ......................... 112 Salt Lake* ......................... 103 Sea of Secrets.................... 97 Ministers Wild Cat.............. 83 Giacomo‡........................... 79 Aragorn (Ire)‡ .................... 88 Stormin Fever....................107 Decarchy ........................... 83 Olmodavor# ....................... 68 Formal Gold•...................... 79 Skimming• ......................... 76

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

Runners

Winners

Races Won

79 77 75 73 65 61 61 57 55 55 53 49 47 46 42 41 41 39 39 37

127 133 114 126 113 103 100 84 108 80 99 82 92 65 67 72 71 71 68 76

Earnings $3,388,347 2,119,631 2,933,164 2,760,036 2,510,836 1,752,999 1,627,223 1,704,368 4,307,129 1,863,069 1,762,349 1,283,915 1,577,719 1,473,133 1,747,774 1,463,628 1,306,344 951,044 882,615 894,046

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

Races Runners Starts Winners Won

Unusual Heat ............. 76 Tribal Rule ................ 32 Aragorn (Ire)‡ ............ 56 Benchmark............... 48 Bertrando.................. 41 In Excess (Ire)†......... 40 Good Journey ........... 24 Redattore (Brz)• ....... 35 Atticus...................... 25 Cee's Tizzy†.............. 20 Vronsky ..................... 16 Kafwain .................... 40 Decarchy................... 32 Southern Image ......... 38 Skimming• ................. 16 Old Topper ............... 31 Siberian Summer* ...... 22 Swiss Yodeler........... 21 Ministers Wild Cat...... 24 Globalize ................... 16

262 85 213 126 82 107 84 96 68 59 38 84 83 89 55 74 96 56 51 55

24 14 20 12 6 13 6 7 7 8 4 8 9 6 6 5 9 4 7 5

36 20 30 13 7 16 8 9 8 11 5 12 12 8 9 8 16 8 9 8

Earnings $2,123,526 836,302 822,979 630,288 506,520 496,593 455,482 414,909 413,965 404,149 386,269 379,891 354,045 347,100 331,567 294,618 287,571 237,798 232,646 232,228

Leading Sires by Median Earnings Per Runner

Leading Sires by Average Earnings Per Start

(Minimum 10 Runners)

(Minimum 100 Starts)

Runners

Unusual Heat ..................116 Southern Image ............. 101 Lucky Pulpit ..................... 23 Takin It Deep• .................. 16 One Man Army..................15 Marino Marini................. 100 Alymagic ......................... 10 Good Journey...................36 Trapper ............................ 13 Tribal Rule ...................... 139 Extra ................................ 11 Ancient Art ....................... 17 Aragorn (Ire)‡ .................. 88 Olmodavor# .................... 68 Roar*............................... 53 Vronsky ........................... 24 Rocky Bar‡ ..................... 35 Grey Memo ...................... 16 Perfect Mandate ............. 52 Birdonthewire .................. 16

Races Won 108 113 25 12 14 103 10 24 22 127 5 11 67 71 58 17 46 13 45 20

Median Earnings/ Earnings Runner 4,307,129 2,510,836 711,778 153,993 351,270 1,752,999 180,332 933,709 327,070 3,388,347 178,630 294,806 1,747,774 951,044 716,018 814,460 548,341 270,661 735,547 264,231

$14,051 13,271 13,262 11,845 11,700 11,142 10,798 10,555 10,434 9,485 9,110 9,100 9,061 9,048 9,040 8,998 8,953 8,935 8,813 8,805

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

Runners

Vronsky .......................... 24 Lucky Pulpit ................... 23 Unusual Heat .................116 Tribal Rule ......................139 Tizbud ............................ 35 Good Journey ................ 36 Popular........................... 28 Southern Image ........... 101 Aragorn (Ire)‡ ................. 88 Benchmark.................... 151 Kafwain ......................... 141 Bertrando ...................... 112 Giacomo‡....................... 79 Suances (GB) .................. 27 Atticus ........................... 64 Marino Marini ................ 100 Ancient Art .................... 17 Salt Lake* ...................... 103 In Excess (Ire)†.............. 113 Crafty C. T.• ................... 21

Starts

Earnings

Average Earnings/ Start

136 123 757 642 138 224 160 676 516 878 840 573 466 124 332 570 107 644 635 126

$814,460 711,778 4,307,129 3,388,347 653,406 933,709 647,909 2,510,836 1,747,774 2,933,164 2,760,036 1,863,069 1,473,133 386,257 1,028,296 1,752,999 294,806 1,762,349 1,704,368 336,424

$5,989 5,787 5,690 5,278 4,735 4,168 4,049 3,714 3,387 3,341 3,286 3,251 3,161 3,115 3,097 3,075 2,755 2,737 2,684 2,670

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 2010 but is standing in the state in 2011, a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2011 but will stand in the state in 2012 and in bold that he is a freshman sire. In all cases, a sire will remain in the rankings until the year after his last California foals are two-year-olds. Statistics cover racing in North America (U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico), England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates only.

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

Available Statistics Through December 11, 2011

Crops of Average Foals of Racing Crop Racing Age Size Age

1. Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev 2. Southern Image, 2000, by Halo's Image 3. Cee’s Tizzy†, 1987, by Relaunch In Excess (Ire)†, 1987, by Siberian Express 5. Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig 6. Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev 7. Roar*, 1993, by Forty Niner Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat 9. One Man Army, 1994, by Roman Diplomat 10. Salt Lake*, 1989, by Deputy Minister 11. Bertrando, 1989, by Skywalker 12. Rocky Bar‡, 1998, by In Excess (Ire) 13. Memo (Chi)•, 1987, by Mocito Guapo (Arg) 14. Birdonthewire, 1989, by Proud Birdie 15. Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar 16. Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat 17. Beau Genius, 1985, by Bold Ruckus 18. Formal Gold•, 1993, by Black Tie Affair (Ire) 19. Robannier, 1991, by Batonnier 20. Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run Olympio*, 1988, by Naskra 22. Atticus, 1992, by Nureyev 23. Snow Chief*, 1983, by Reflected Glory 24. Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo 25. High Brite*, 1984, by Best Turn Siberian Summer*, 1989, by Siberian Express 27. Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View Tizbud, 1999, by Cee's Tizzy 29. Redattore (Brz)•, 1995, by Roi Normand 30. Silic (Fr), 1995, by Sillery 31. Aragorn (Ire), 2002, by Giant's Causeway Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado 33. Lake George, 1992, by Vice Regent Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat 35. Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time Perfect Mandate, 1996, by Gone West Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat 38. Giacomo‡, 2002, by Holy Bull Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West 40. Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister Olmodavor#, 1999, by A.P. Indy 42. Michael’s Flyer†, 1986, by Flying Paster 43. Iron Cat, 1995, by Storm Cat Poteen, 1994, by Irish River (Fr) Thisnearlywasmine, 1994, by Capote 46. Crafty C. T.•, 1998, by Crafty Prospector Epic Honor, 1996, by Honor Grades Suances (GB), 1997, by Most Welcome (GB) 48. Latin American•, 1988, by Riverman 49. Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig Sought After, 2000, by Seeking the Gold Tannersmyman, 1998, by Lord Carson

11 3 18 16 4 6 12 6 6 16 15 4 14 14 10 9 18 10 12 5 16 11 20 10 20 10 5 4 5 7 2 4 12 4 8 8 9 2 10 3 4 16 10 6 7 5 8 4 14 12 6 6

46 99 40 59 16 51 56 61 10 77 65 13 37 18 61 66 41 45 8 74 31 37 13 64 46 37 47 24 94 20 65 16 13 49 57 36 46 66 27 57 43 7 13 12 8 18 9 17 22 33 10 14

508 298 718 945 64 306 667 363 62 1,230 980 51 517 246 610 593 746 454 97 368 501 411 263 642 914 365 236 95 471 139 130 65 158 194 452 289 411 132 272 170 171 107 128 71 56 89 70 67 307 398 60 84

Runners

362-71% 134-45% 496-69% 676-72% 29-45% 116-38% 523-78% 222-61% 44-71% 1,016-83% 712-73% 41-80% 333-64% 178-72% 454-74% 447-75% 610-82% 356-78% 63-65% 269-73% 384-77% 306-74% 181-69% 490-76% 708-77% 285-78% 141-60% 43-45% 283-60% 102-73% 90-69% 40-62% 97-61% 126-65% 349-77% 145-50% 328-80% 81-61% 184-68% 106-62% 117-68% 52-49% 97-76% 50-70% 36-64% 47-53% 49-70% 32-48% 205-67% 286-72% 36-60% 48-57%

Winners

261-51% 87-29% 362-50% 497-53% 16-25% 64-21% 404-61% 144-40% 29-47% 817-66% 493-50% 35-69% 237-46% 129-52% 333-55% 316-53% 460-62% 278-61% 38-39% 179-49% 286-57% 184-45% 111-42% 345-54% 572-63% 203-56% 94-40% 18-19% 170-36% 65-47% 46-35% 30-46% 59-37% 88-45% 261-58% 94-33% 241-59% 46-35% 134-49% 63-37% 83-49% 27-25% 78-61% 36-51% 25-45% 34-38% 38-54% 16-24% 133-43% 224-67% 26-43% 28-33%

2-Y-O Winners

29-6% 27-9% 58-8% 114-12% 3-5% 9-3% 101-15% 66-18% 2-3% 243-20% 118-12% 14-27% 43-8% 37-15% 89-15% 103-17% 138-18% 77-17% 8-8% 68-18% 60-12% 38-9% 27-10% 145-23% 145-16% 26-7% 31-13% 4-4% 40-8% 11-8% 17-13% 13-20% 10-6% 26-13% 102-23% 18-6% 74-18% 19-14% 45-17% 24-14% 24-14% 5-5% 7-5% 4-6% 5-9% 9-10% 6-9% 2-3% 28-9% 54-14% 10-17% 7-8%

Stakes Winners

29-6% 5-2% 39-5% 63-7% 2-3% 3-1% 44-7% 21-6% 4-6% 70-6% 53-5% 10-20% 28-5% 10-4% 31-5% 30-5% 39-5% 19-4% 3-3% 16-4% 30-6% 13-3% 9-3% 23-4% 46-5% 13-4% 7-3% 2-2% 14-3% 1-1% 1-1% 1-2% 5-3% 5-3% 18-4% 11-4% 20-5% 5-4% 13-5% 8-5% 5-3% 3-3% 5-4% 3-4% 0-0% 1-1% 1-1% 1-1% 6-2% 23-6% 0-0% 2-2%

Graded Stakes Winners

Progeny Earnings

Average Earnings Index

10-2% 2-1% 9-1% 11-1% 0-0% 2-1% 22-3% 2-1% 1-2% 23-2% 12-1% 1-2% 9-2% 1-0% 8-1% 12-2% 5-1% 5-1% 0-0% 4-1% 4-1% 5-1% 1-0% 2-0% 9-1% 4-1% 1-0% 0-0% 12-3% 1-1% 0-0% 0-0% 1-1% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0% 2-0% 2-2% 0-0% 0-0% 1-1% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0% 0-0% 2-1% 2-1% 0-0% 1-1%

$31,724,131 $4,443,477 $35,993,611 $42,114,158 $1,362,774 $4,583,219 $24,117,934 $10,732,993 $2,320,227 $59,563,649 $40,867,392 $1,882,009 $17,815,777 $11,539,089 $24,237,484 $25,205,312 $34,495,254 $18,007,913 $2,905,464 $9,946,236 $18,795,699 $12,585,745 $5,645,853 $22,867,171 $35,011,460 $11,825,288 $5,218,424 $1,056,836 $5,253,761 $6,575,460 $2,229,411 $1,260,173 $4,138,709 $3,869,157 $13,465,041 $5,369,868 $16,311,396 $1,781,767 $7,220,051 $2,598,221 $3,395,842 $1,896,830 $3,257,932 $1,874,048 $1,321,324 $1,894,288 $2,187,418 $863,924 $6,554,876 $11,878,422 $966,992 $1,209,959

2.19 1.76 1.68 1.68 1.66 1.50 1.48 1.48 1.45 1.43 1.39 1.38 1.33 1.31 1.26 1.24 1.19 1.16 1.14 1.12 1.12 1.09 1.07 1.06 1.05 1.05 1.04 1.04 1.03 1.00 0.99 0.99 0.98 0.98 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.95 0.92 0.91 0.91 0.90 0.89 0.89 0.89 0.88 0.88 0.88 0.87 0.85 0.85 0.85

Comparable Index

1.25 1.44 1.17 1.43 0.83 1.07 1.36 1.20 0.91 1.42 1.56 0.77 1.13 1.39 1.17 1.44 1.16 1.37 1.09 1.32 1.31 1.50 1.30 1.09 1.18 0.89 0.99 0.92 1.20 0.94 1.49 0.97 1.04 1.04 0.89 1.26 1.09 1.50 0.81 1.02 1.39 0.59 1.02 0.80 0.75 0.95 0.74 1.25 1.11 0.82 0.82 0.75

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 2009 but stood in the state in 2010, a double dagger (‡) that he did not stand in California in 2010 but will stand in the state in 2011 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 twoyear-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 (UAE) only. Percentages are based upon number of foals of racing age.

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Leading Two-Year-Old Sires in California

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

Runners

Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Giacomo‡ . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Aragorn (Ire)‡ . . . . . . . . . . 18 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . 18 Southern Image . . . . . . . . 14 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . 14 Awesome Gambler . . . . . 15 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . 16 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Bertrando . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Rocky Bar‡ . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Roar* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Stormy Jack . . . . . . . . . . 14 Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Capsized . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Olmodavor# . . . . . . . . . . . 11 In Excess (Ire)† . . . . . . . . . 12

Starts

Races Won

134 134 37 82 49 60 67 62 35 33 62 49 50 22 35 41 13 41 46 25

27 17 13 15 11 10 11 5 5 6 4 8 6 7 7 12 4 5 6 4

Earnings $982,479 578,533 379,953 377,009 318,143 314,121 267,981 261,526 249,932 227,181 223,149 204,492 189,292 173,794 168,729 131,972 123,053 122,628 111,956 109,629

TRIBAL RULE (BALLENA VISTA FARM) Leading Two-Year-Old Sire in California by Money Won and Number of Winners through December 11, 2011.

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

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

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

Runners

Rocky Bar‡ ........................ 6 Decarchy .......................... 15 Lucky Pulpit...................... 9 Tribal Rule..........................44 Globalize............................ 6 Giacomo‡ ........................ 29 Southern Image .............. 14 Roar* .................................. 9 Swiss Yodeler .................. 14 Aragorn (Ire)‡ .................. 18 Marino Marini.................... 18 Kafwain ............................ 22 Awesome Gambler ..........15 Tannersmyman .................. 6 Unusual Heat .................. 16 Capsized .......................... 9 Our New Recruit* .............. 7 Popular .............................. 7 Old Topper ........................16 Gotham City ...................... 5

Races Won Earnings 7 13 6 27 4 17 11 7 5 11 10 15 5 3 4 5 3 5 8 5

$173,794 379,953 227,181 982,479 123,053 578,533 267,981 168,729 261,526 318,143 314,121 377,009 249,932 98,010 223,149 122,628 93,777 91,933 204,492 60,284

Average Earnings/ Runner $28,966 25,330 25,242 22,329 20,509 19,949 19,142 18,748 18,680 17,675 17,451 17,137 16,662 16,335 13,947 13,625 13,397 13,133 12,781 12,057

Rank Sire

Runners

1. Tribal Rule ........................ 44 2. Giacomo‡ ........................ 29 Kafwain ............................ 22 4. Marino Marini.................. 18 Stormy Jack.................... 14 6. Decarchy.......................... 15 Aragorn (Ire)‡ .................. 18 Roar* ................................ 9 9. Southern Image .............. 14 Old Topper ........................16 Bertrando ........................ 19 12. Swiss Yodeler ................ 14 Lucky Pulpit .................... 9 Sea of Secrets ................ 15 15. Awesome Gambler ...... 15 Unusual Heat .................. 16 Capsized .......................... 9 Olmodavor# .................... 11 In Excess (Ire)† ................ 12 Popular ............................ 7 Perfect Mandate .............. 4

Winners 21 11 11 8 8 7 7 7 6 6 6 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Races Won

Earnings

27 17 15 10 12 13 11 7 11 8 6 5 6 5 5 4 5 6 4 5 5

$982,479 578,533 377,009 314,121 131,972 379,953 318,143 168,729 267,981 204,492 189,292 261,526 227,181 103,080 249,932 223,149 122,628 111,956 109,629 91,933 60,860

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 2010 but is standing in the state in 2011, a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2011 but will stand in the state in 2012 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

Santa Anita Park (Los Angeles Turf Club), Arcadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec. 26, 2011-April 22, 2012 Golden Gate Fields (Pacific Racing Association), Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec. 26, 2011-June 17, 2012 Hollywood Park, Inglewood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .April 25-July 15, 2012 Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 21-July 8, 2012 California State Fair (Cal Expo), Sacramento . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 11-22, 2012 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 18-Sept. 5, 2012 Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 25-Aug. 12, 2012 Humboldt County Fair, Ferndale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 15-26, 2012 Golden Gate Fields (Los Angeles Turf Club), Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 17-Sept. 16, 2012 Fairplex Park, Pomona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 7-23, 2012 San Joaquin County Fair, Stockton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 19-30, 2012 Santa Anita Park (Pacific Racing Association), Arcadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 26-Nov. 4, 2012 Fresno County Fair, Fresno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 3-14, 2012 Golden Gate Fields (Pacific Racing Association), Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 18-Dec. 16, 2012 Hollywood Park, Inglewood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov. 7-Dec. 16, 2012

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Robert J. Frankel Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. (T) . . . . . . . . .$150,000g Monrovia Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .abt 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . .100,000g San Pasqual Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000g Sham Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000g Daytona Handicap (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .abt 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . .100,000g San Fernando Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000g California Derby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000g Santa Ynez Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000g San Gabriel Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . .150,000g Palos Verdes Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000g California Oaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000g La Cañada Stakes (Gr II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000g Santa Monica Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300,000g Santa Ysabel Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000g Valentine Dancer Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired 1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000g Crystal Water Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000g Sensational Star Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . .abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . .100,000g

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Strub Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. . . . . . . . . . . . .$200,000g Robert B. Lewis Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000g Arcadia Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000g San Antonio Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000g San Marcos (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/4 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . .150,000g El Camino Real Derby (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000g Santa Maria Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000g San Vicente Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000g Buena Vista Handicap (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up, f. & m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000g San Carlos Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000g *Purse includes money from Cal-bred Race Fund **Purse includes money from Breeders’ Cup Fund g-Purse guaranteed e-Estimated purse +-Added purse

2012 REGIONAL SALE DATES January 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts January Mixed Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Early entries closed November 4, entries closed November 11 & supplemental entries close January 9) March 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training: Training preview on March 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Nominations closed October 26) May 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts May Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training: Training preview on May 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries close March 23) October 9 & 10 . . . . . . . . . . . .October Yearling Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Nominations close April 20)

California-Bred/California-Sired Stakes Races January to April SANTA ANITA PARK

HOLLYWOOD PARK

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Saturday March 17

California Gold Rush XIII Saturday, April 28

$100,000 Valentine Dancer Stakes Four-Year-Old & Up, Fillies & Mares 1 Mile (Turf)

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

$300,000 Snow Chief Stakes Three-Year-Olds 1 1/8 Miles

Saturday March 31

$300,000 Melair Stakes Three-Year-Old Fillies 1 1/8 Miles

$100,000 Crystal Water Stakes Four-Year-Old & Up 1 1/16 Miles $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes Four-Year-Old & Up about 6 1/2 Furlongs (Turf)

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$200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes Two-Year-Old 6 1/2 Furlongs $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes Three-Year-Old Fillies 6 1/2 Furlongs

$125,000 Tiznow Stakes Four-Year-Old & Up 7 1/2 Furlongs $125,000 B. Thoughtful Stakes Four-Year-Old & Up, Fillies & Mares 7 1/2 Furlongs

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CALIFORNIA-BRED/CALIFORNIA-SIRED STAKES RACES SATURDAY, JANUARY 28—SUNSHINE MILLIONS DAY—SANTA ANITA PARK, ARCADIA, CALIF. $100,000 VALENTINE DANCER STAKES 4YO & UP, FILLIES & MARES, 1 MILE (TURF)

$100,000 CRYSTAL WATER STAKES 4YO & UP, 1 1/16 MILES

$100,000 SENSATIONAL STAR STAKES 4YO & UP, ABT. 6 1/2 FURLONGS (TURF)

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES MONDAY, JANUARY 9 BARRETTS EQUINE LIMITED JANUARY MIXED SALE SUPPLEMENTAL ENTRIES CLOSING DATE Hinds Pavilion (Fairplex), Pomona, Calif.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED FARM MANAGERS ASSOCIATION (CTFMA) SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA STALLION TOUR Vessels Stallion Farm, Bonsall, Calif. (Starting point)

TUESDAY, JANUARY 17 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED FARM MANAGERS ASSOCIATION (CTFMA) MONTHLY MEETING San Luis Rey Downs Country Club, Bonsall, Calif. THURSDAY, JANUARY 19 CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD (CHRB) MONTHLY BOARD MEETING Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, Calif.

MONDAY, JANUARY 23 BARRETTS EQUINE LIMITED JANUARY MIXED SALE Hinds Pavilion (Fairplex), Pomona, Calif.

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EXCELLENT CARE AT AFFORDABLE RATES. Years of experience with breeding, foaling and dealing with all types of leg injuries. Nothing fancy, large paddocks, good feed with lots of TLC. $185 per month. Standing for 2012–Pious. Contact Gloria Renteria 619-7664557.

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$35 A DAY Breaking and Training the easy and fast way. All-Weather Track • Starting Gate Covered Round Pen • Hot Walker Bring us your young horse! 10 years of track experience DAEHLING RANCH 916-685-4965

FOR LEASE OR SALE. 5-year-old maiden mare by ROYAL ACADEMY. Dam is half-sister to MITTERAND, NEGATIVE PLEDGE. Family of OLD FASHIONED, FRENCH DEPUTY, PRINCESS MITTERAND, COLLECT CALL, STORMIN LYON. 661-645-3498.

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TRAINER(S) WANTED: Breeder has progeny by JUMP START, EVEN THE SCORE, CHEROKEE RUN, etc., ready for the track. Looking or creative proposals for purse sharing, partnerships, syndicates, etc. Email: bulldog@wavecable.com

BOARDING CARE: • Video monitored foaling stalls • Complimentary in-state shipping to/from stud farm • Complete vaccination, hoof care and de-worming program • $15 per day includes nursing foal for four months • Multiple mare discounts

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Index to Advertisers & Stallions Advertised

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. NOTE: Inside Back Cover, IBC; Outside Back Cover, OBC; Inside Front Cover, IFC

ADVERTISERS Cole Ranch....................................................................79 Audi Brand Specialist/Tina Hoover ...............................80 Backyard Race Horse ...................................................81 Ballena Vista Farm...............................................OBC, 29 Cal-Bred Maiden Bonus Program .................................52 California Thoroughbred Weekly ...................................44 Cardiff, Suzanne, Pedigree Research ...........................81 CTBA Annual Meeting/Awards Dinner ..........................16 CTBA Membership ........................................................65 CTBA Stallion Directory.................................................56 CTBA Stallion Season Auction (PAC)............................40 CTBA Website ...............................................................36 Daehling Ranch .......................................................59, 79 Dickson Podley Realtors (Jeannie Garr Roddy)............81

Dignitary Downs ............................................................43 E.A. Ranches...............................................33, 37, 55, 63 Equine Insurance...........................................................81 Equineline.com ..............................................................48 Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services........................81 Golden Eagle Farm........................................................15 Golden State Stakes Series ....................................60, 61 Harris Farms Inc. ...................................................IFC, 11 Joyce Canaday Equine Arts ..........................................81 Laurel Fowler Insurance Broker Inc. .............................80 Legacy Ranch............................................................9, 24 Legal Equestrian/Lisa L. lerch.Esq................................80 Lillian Nichols/Halters....................................................81 Linda Cardenas-Subias-Law Office ..............................81

Lisa Dezotell ..................................................................82 Lovacres Ranch.............................................................19 Magali Farms, LLC............................................. 7, 13, 17 NTRA Advantage...........................................................12 Odyssey Performance ...................................................80 Paradise Road Ranch .............................................45, 53 Rancho San Miquel...............................21, 22, 23, 41, 51 Rancho Temescal .................................................... 27,49 Ridgeley Farm .........................................................34, 83 Special T.Thoroughbreds Inc.........................................57 Stallion Registration Deadline .......................................26 Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC ........................3, 5, 47 Victory Rose Thoroughbreds...................................70, 71 www.horselawyers.com ................................................81

Good Journey ...................................................................7 Gotham City....................................................................59 Grace Upon Grace..........................................................19 Grazen...............................................................................5 Heatseeker ......................................................................11 Idiot Proof..............................................................OBC, 29 Informed..........................................................................334 Kafwain .............................................................................5 Lucky J. H. ......................................................................11 Lucky Pulpit.............................................................IFC, 11 Many Rivers ....................................................................70 Marino Marini ............................................................21, 22 McCann's Mojave ...............................................21, 22, 51 Mesa Thunder .................................................................53 Ministers Wild Cat.............................................................5 Noble Court.....................................................................17 Old Topper ........................................................................5 Onebadshark...................................................................21 Papa Clem ........................................................................99 Peppered Cat..................................................................59 Recap ....................................................................OBC, 31 Rendezvous ....................................................................59 Rocky Bar .......................................................................33 Roi Charmant ..................................................................113

Run Brother Ron .............................................................45 Sea of Secrets.................................................................71 Sierra Sunset...................................................................441 Singletary ........................................................................11 Slews Saga .....................................................................57 Slew's Tiznow .................................................................21 Sought After ..............................................................21, 22 Southern Image.........................................................21, 23 Spensive..........................................................................555 Storm Wolf ................................................................21, 23 Stormin Fever..................................................................15 Stormy Jack ....................................................................11 Suances ..........................................................................27 Swiss Yodeler..................................................................11 Ten Most Wanted ..............................................................7 Tenga Cat ..................................................................27, 49 The pamplemousse...................................................21, 23 Thisnearlywasmine..........................................................59 Thorn Song .....................................................................11 Time To Get Even............................................................19 Tizbud .............................................................................11 Tribal Rule..............................................................OBC, 29 Under Caution.................................................................71 Unusual Heat ..................................................................11

STALLIONS Aragorn..........................................................................33, 5 Awesome Gambler..........................................................19 Behrens ...........................................................................70 Benchmark ........................................................... OBC. 29 Blake's Passion...........................................................5, 47 Bold Chieftain .................................................................71 Bonnrita...........................................................................883 Brave Cat ........................................................................45 Bushwacker ....................................................................19 Chattahoochee War ........................................................337 Cindago...........................................................................224 Comic Strip .....................................................................21 Council Member..............................................................557 Decarchy ...........................................................................7 Del Mar Show............................................................27, 49 Desert Code....................................................................11 Dixie Chatter..........................................................OBC, 29 Drum Major .....................................................................33 Elusive Bluff ...............................................................33,63 EZ Warrior .......................................................................53 Fullbridled .......................................................................443 Game Plan ......................................................................33 Giacomo..........................................................................17 Globalize .........................................................................70

STRIKE FOR GLORY Smart Strike – Secreto’s Glory, by Secreto By twice leading sire SMART STRIKE sire of 10 Champions, including Horse of the Year twice CURLIN. Out of stakes winner, graded stakes-placed Secreto’s Glory. Dam of graded stakes-placed Star On Fire. 2012 Fee: Free Breeding-Booking Fee $350

THE GOOD LIFE Seattle Slew – Love For Life, by Forli By Horse of the Year and three-time Champion SEATTLE SLEW. Out of the FORLI mare LOVE FOR LIFE, dam of 8 foals to race, 7 winners, including ANNUAL REUNION ($541,705) winner of the GI Santa Anita Handicap, etc., and Soft Charm dam of FULL MOON MADNESS ($1,256,098). Runners are led by Jasmine’s Gem ($73,928), I’m Jackies Boy ($63,827), Amber’s Girl ($41,575) and Gramar Love ($33,166). 2012 Fee: Free Breeding- Booking Fee $350

Contact - Lisa Dezotell 209-244-8769 12530 E. White House Rd., Stockton, CA 95215-9567

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Standing For 2012 Breeding Season BONNRITA

Dark Bay or Brown Horse; Feb. 19, 2002

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

Fee: $2,000-LF, No Booking Fee 5 Two-year-old winners out of 7 (71.43%) in 1st dam of Bonnrita.

BREED FOR YOUR 2-YR-OLD WINNER!! For Inquiries please contact Nancy Markwell 818 472 5626

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Past Performance Lines

Guest Forum by BOB CARSON

My high school daze seemed endless. I majored in truancy and lost a photo finish with Reggie “The Trance” Lapinski for the lowest G.P.A. The only class I enjoyed was history. Mr. Millard was our history teacher, Short, stocky, fiftyish, with a Julius Caesar haircut, he sported a corduroy jacket that smelled like stale cigarette smoke. His class was regimented; 15 minutes of lecture, 15 minutes of worksheets and the final 15 for reading Your Times, A Historical Chronicle. Your Times, A Historical Chronicle was a psuedonewspaper. The publication was designed to make us feel like we were reading about wars and political events as they were happening. To my delight, it was identical to the Daily Racing Form; same size, same shape, same paper, same printing. It was child's play to pull off the cover and slip it over my copy of the Form. After the quick switch, I worked on the riddle of the ponies. While actual students read about the Continental Congress or the Stamp Act, I read about the three-year-old filly who showed a good kick at the three-quarter pole especially on muddy tracks. Or the sprint specialist shipping in from California, Lighting Boltzz, about to race a mile on Saturday in the fifth race. Education was finally wonderful. I liked Millard’s class so much I was sure I would repeat it next year. With my grade point average, repeating history was a mortal lock. However, trouble came calling one morning a few days before the Thanksgiving vacation. I fell asleep during the Your Times segment. I don’t remember what adventure kept me up late, but the quiet of the classroom combined with the warmth of the radiator sent me on a trip to dreamland. I probably just slept a few minutes, but it could have been longer, maybe an hour, or a day. I jolted awake and shook my head trying to focus, checking for drool. Millard was standing in front of the class with my bogus copy of Your Times. At first, he did not say a word. After a few of the longest seconds in recorded time, he brandished the interior for the class to see. He held it open to a full page photograph of a horse crossing the finish line. Millard dramatically milked the silence for a few long seconds then walked slowly back to my desk. His eyes peered down at me from above his green turtleneck and he spoke slowly. ©Daily Racing Form

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“Young man (I’m sure he did not know my name), it seems you have little interest in history.” He arched his right eye as if expecting a reply. I wasn’t talking. Millard rumbled on. “I take it you don’t you think the past is very important?” The words fell out of my mouth long before registering in my brain. “I’m more interested in the future, the fifth race on Friday.” A number of the not so good kids burst into laughter, while even the good kids put their heads down and snickered. Maryilnn Murphy, who was hoping for a scholarship, was the only person who didn’t laugh. The laughter stopped when Millard gave a glare that could have defoliated a rainforest. With disgust, he tossed the Daily Racing Form/Your Times on my desk. “What are the chances that program will improve your life?” “6-1 in the fifth.” This time the gasps outnumbered the laughs. I followed Willard’s pointing finger to doom in the office of Principal Winton J. Dexter. The principal sat like a swarty sultan in a suit. He looked at the evidence and slowly pointed to a page on the program. His tone was serious. “I just can’t see Lightning Boltzz, that horse has not had a decent race in six starts.” He leaned forward and shook his head slowly, “Those California race lines are bogus, you will go broke using them, the tracks up north are going to eat him alive.” Suddenly, I felt like a dental patient when the x-rays showed no cavities. “So your’e saying I should always throw out California horses?” “Unless they have at least two good starts up here.” He spun the program on the desk like it was on a lazy susan. “Now, take a look at this three horse…” Principal Dexter took me under his tutelage. For the next several years, until I almost graduated, we would meet for “counseling” in his office. A few years later we became racetrack pals. Each time I run across him at the track he greets me with a big smile and calls me “The Delinquent.” Then we share a few beers, a few bets and some educational memories. Your Times lead to some great times.

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