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A Class Act From the Executive Corner Last year was indeed a memorable time for Buddy and Judy Johnston, and their famed Old English Rancho. They were not only honored with an Eclipse Award for their Champion Older Male, Acclamation, but also recently received five additional awards at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) Annual Awards Dinner. Those awards consisted of Buddy’s induction into

the California Hall of Fame, Old English Rancho as leading breeder in the state, as well as Acclamation’s three awards which included California-bred Horse of the Year. We have asked Don Valpredo, former CTBA President and long-time friend of Buddy’s, to provide his thoughts on the many years of service Buddy has contributed to racing.—Doug Burge

stances caused me Last minute circum to my good friend to miss the tribute ed as he was induct Buddy Johnston, e ifornia Hall Of Fam into the CTBA’s Cal e th e er, it now gives m on Feb. 13. Howev ts s some briefs though opportunity to expres y. str ions to our indu on his many contribut family’s Old English While the Johnston me , Buddy and I beca Rancho is legendary at ’s. Yes, I’m afraid th 60 te la e th in ds en ft) fri hnston (le Buddy and Judy Jo bruary of 1991 this does date us. Fe in o ed lpr Va n , and at with Do TBA board in 1972 C e th to ed ct ele s rts, I wa Then through his effo came an industry honor. the CTBA and I be of the time it was quite t en id es Pr ce Vi e came th e CTBA and In 1977, Buddy be cted President of th ele s wa y dd Bu , 83 19 Secretary. Then in him in 1986. ent, and I succeeded id es Pr sh Rancho. He ce Vi s hi s wa I operation of Old Engli e iv ns te ex e th n ra mbering y In the 1970s, Budd s 1/2-mile bull ring nu ou m fa in eir th on ck the nch sto t on the runners at en em helped trained their ra lv vo in on snd d kept his ha llions at the up to 40 or more, an n with eight to 10 sta io at er op ng di ee br e llion ed th one and doing the sta ph racetrack. He manag e th g in er sw an ys Patsy alwa p. ranch. I vividly recall veterinarian Dr. Tram t en sid re e th s wa so ullah, ere al success of Fleet Nashr e bookings. Always th th d de clu in ns io at ng oper the stakes winTheir extensive breedi . And the numbers of rs he ot d an ad Ro y ed First Balcony, Kenn l farm are legend. eir th ys making sure that al wa al s ners produced at wa y dd Bu d an n feed mill They also had their ow nutrition. a ng the highest value in of his efforts. From e op of the stock was getti sc e th d an e ur get the pict ion, and all So I hope you can er, a racetrack operat nt ce g in in tra a n, io I’m operat Y AMAZING! And TL stallion and breeding LU O BS A r. de or g it all in e. the logistics in keepin Judy always by his sid fe wi s ss half hi th wi r sie ea always made my gla sure made ve ha e m to t en em ag encour Buddy’s support and career. full and I thank him. LAMATION to his C C A e th is ile sm s His infamou Thank you Buddy.

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Managing Editor’s Welcome

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The Man Of The Hour At this year’s Annual Awards Dinner hosted by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) at The Westin Pasadena hotel on Feb. 13, the man of the hour was Buddy Johnston. With wife Judy at his side, Buddy first collected the trophy for their Old English Rancho as the leading breeder of California-breds in 2011, before he was individually inducted into the CTBA’s California Hall Of Fame. Then their homebred colt Acclamation, whom they own in partnership with their daughter Mary and her husband Peter Hilvers, was honored as the California Champion Older Male and Champion Turf Horse before the 2011 Eclipse Champion Older Male received the ultimate accolade of the night; California Horse of the Year. This March 2012 issue of California Thoroughbred provides in-depth coverage of both this gala event and all of last year’s other Golden State champions, including Amazombie, also last year’s Eclipse Champion Male Sprinter, and Ultra Blend, Burns, Teddy’s Promise, Rousing Sermon and Ismene. Also featured in this month’s magazine is a CTBA Member Profile on Ted and Judy Nichols, whose homebred filly Teddy’s Promise is their first horse, while two Barretts Equine Limited auctions receive their fair share of ink with a preview of the March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training, being held at the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex in Pomona on March 5, and a review of the January Mixed Sale held on Jan. 23. There is a wrap-up of Willa B Awesome’s victory in the grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Jan. 28, as well as reviews of the stakes wins recorded at the same Arcadia track by her fellow Cal-breds Compari, Holladay Road, Chokecherymary and Unzip me this past month. The latest Horse Care article features information on Clostridium infections on neonatal foals, including its symptoms and the prevention and treatment thereof, and this publication also includes the Annual Statistical Review detailing those breeders, stallions and Cal-breds who achieved success in 2011. “Forbidden Fruit” is the title of a Guest Forum piece that provides a tongue-incheek plan to attract more fans to horse racing, 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 In the Company of…Buddy Johnston (right), and helpful. a 2012 inductee into the California Thoroughbred Breeders Until next time, may you Association (CTBA) California Hall Of Fame breed the best to the best and and the owner of Old English Rancho which was last year’s leading breeder of California-breds and not just have to hope for the whose homebred colt Acclamation was the best! 2011 California Champion Older Male, Champion Turf Horse and Horse of the Year, during the CTBA’s Annual Awards Dinner at The Westin Pasadena hotel on February 13, 2012.

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Multiple Graded Stakes winner of $703,862 won or placed in 7 Graded Stakes. Won Graded Stakes at every major track in California including the

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Out of GI winner and Broodmare of the Year, TOUSSAUD. Half brother to four Grade I winners EMPIRE MAKER, CHESTER HOUSE, HONEST LADY and CHISELLING

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California’s 2011 second leading sire of two-year-olds California’s leading sire with his first three crops of CAL-BRED’s in 2007, 2008, in 2009

Average earnings per starter $37,794

G II Frank E. Kilroe Mile.

Lifetime progeny earnings of over $5.4 million including CAL-BRED Grade III Stakes winner STONEY FLEECE, Stakes horses ANTARES WORLD ($408,318) , SOURDOUGH SAM ($172,300), TEAPARTYSUCCESS, Harlene, Motown Men, Pannettone, and Quisisana

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Multiple Graded Stakes Winner of $1,733,058 Won or placed in 15 of 16 career starts including the Grade I Atto Mile in 1:33 1/5 earning a Beyer Rating of 108. Also won the Grade II Citation (back to back in 2001 and 2002) • Out of Multiple Graded Stakes Winner and Champion Three Year old Filly, CHIMES OF FREEDOM, second Dam is Grade I Winning Champion Two Year-Old filly , AVIANCE (IRE) • Lifetime progeny earnings of over $1.5 Million • Average earnings per starter $35,222 • Sire of Australian Derby-GI winner GRAND JOURNEY and GII Winner SOUND JOURNEY • AND CAL-BREDS THIRTYFIRSTSTREET ($351,200, winner of the Lone Star Derby), Diamond Journey ($176,420), and Butterfly Beach ($122,700)

Classic-Placed Grade I Winner of $1,718,460. Won the Grade I Travers stakes by 4 ½ lengths earning a Beyer Rating of 112, the year’s highest

Won three Stakes Races at 3 different tracks during his 3-year old campaign By Grade I winner DEPUTY COMMANDER, out of a half-sister to multiple Grade I winner CUTLASS REALITY ($1,405,660, sire).

winning speed figure for a 3 year-old at 1 ¼ miles

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Lifetime progeny earnings of $2,599,142 including Stakes Winner LADY ON THE RUN, TENTH POWER Average Earnings per starter almost $30,000

His Impressive Cal-Bred crop will be two year-olds of 2012

Book these stallions by March 15th and get ½ off your stud fee.


March 2012 Contents On This Month’s Cover The California-Bred Champions of 2011: Acclamation, the Champion Older Male, Champion Turf Horse and Horse of the Year; Amazombie, the Champion Sprinter; Ultra Blend, the Champion Older Female; Burns, the Champion Two-Year-Old Male; Teddy’s Promise, the Champion Three-Year-Old Female; Rousing Sermon, the Champion Two-Year-Old Male; and Ismene, the Champion Two-Year-Old Female. Photos: ©Benoit & Associates

Cover Story – California-Bred Champions

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The Champs Of 2011 by Rudi Groothedde

Acclamation: The Ultimate Homage by Emily Shields

Amazombie: A Supernatural Year by Rudi Groothedde

Ultra Blend: An Enduring Career by Ken Gurnick

Burns: An Eternal Flame by Marcie Heacox

Teddy’s Promise: A Fantastic Ride by Emily Shields

Rousing Sermon: An Exciting Year by Emily Shields

Ismene: A Perfect Season by Jackie Barnes

A Night To Remember by Rudi Groothedde

Features

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News Bits The CTBA Working For You California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) Notes—March 2012 Leading Sires in California Leading Lifetime Sires in California CTBA Calendar Dates in California Classified Advertising Indexes to Advertisers & Stallions Advertised

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CTBA Member Profile: Ted & Judy Nichols: Their Horses Come First by Emily Shields

Regional Sales: Foward March by Lisa Groothedde

Regional Sales: Mixed Signals by Lisa Groothedde

The Grade California-Breds: Willa B Awesome—The Will To Win by Rudi Groothedde

Racing In Southern California: Cal-Breds Put On A Show For Their Racing Fans by Emily Shields

Horse Care: Clostridium Infections In Neonatal Foals by Heather Smith Thomas

Special Department – California Statistical Review

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Breeders Of California-Foaled Stakes Winners In 2011 2011 Stakes Horses By California Stallions California-Foaled Stakes Winners Of 2011 Leading California-Bred Earners For 2011

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Columns

Willa B Awesome, a three-year-old filly bred in California by Terry Lovingier, became the first graded stakes winner for her sire Awesome Gambler who stands at Lovingier’s Lovacres Ranch and was the Golden State’s leading freshman sire of 2011, when she won the grade III, $100,000 Santa Ynez Stakes at Santa Anita Park on January 28, 2012, to improve her record to 10-3-3-2 and $233,896. 4 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED • MARCH 2012

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From the Executive Office: A Class Act by Doug Burge & Donald Valpredo

Managing Editor’s Welcome: The Man Of The Hour by Rudi Groothedde

Guest Forum: Forbidden Fruit by Bob Carson

The April 2012 Cover Story

The Auerbach Family’s E.A. Ranches in Ramona, California.

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Northern California Report: You Couldn’t Ask For More

News Bits The grey gelding Shudacudawudya has made all but one of his 13 career starts at Golden Gate Fields and has finished first or second 11 times. His seventh victory came in the $65,260 Albany Stakes on Jan. 28, when he ran down fellow California-bred Live Sundays late to triumph by half a length. Another Calbred, Reagan Republican, was a further length behind the 6-5 favorite who gave two to seven pounds to his five rivals

while stopping the clock at 1:09.04 for six furlongs. Staying sound has been Shudacudawudya’s biggest challenge. “He stumbled badly when he won the Golden Nugget and had a condylar fracture that didn’t show up until after the California Derby,” said his breeder and owner Brett Mason, son of winning trainer Lloyd Mason, when explaining his horse’s first absence which lasted more than a year. “Then he

had bone chips and missed another seven months. I think he’s Superman to come back like this.” A five-year-old son of Rancho San Miguel’s Marino Marini and the last foal out of the Cutlass Reality mare Sunny Miss, he dogged the pace of Live Sundays and Gig Harbor before swinging to their outside and prevailing in a sustained drive to improve his career bankroll to $234,156.—Jerry Klein

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Shudacudawudya - $65,260 Albany Stakes - January 28, 2012

Cal-Bred Champ Features In First Kentucky Derby Future Wager Rousing Sermon, the 2011 California Champion Two-YearOld Male, closed at odds of 71-1 in Pool 1 of the 2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager held Feb. 10-12. Larry and Marianne Williams’ homebred son of their leading stallion Lucky Pulpit, who stands at Harris Farms, ran third on his three-year-old debut in the grade II, $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Feb. 4, following a juvenile campaign that included a win in Santa

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Anita’s $100,000 California Cup Juvenile Stakes and a runnerup finish in the grade I, $750,000 CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park. The Mutuel field, consisting of all other sophomores not offered among the 23 individual betting interests, was favored at 3-2, while at 17-1 odds was Creative Cause, a son of Giant’s Causeway out of California-bred Dream of Summer, a grade I winner of $1,191,150 and the 2005 California Champion Older Female.

Triple Crown Noms Include A Dozen Cal-Breds

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Rousing Sermon

California-Bred (Sire—Dam) Big Bane Theory (Artie Schiller—Shebane) Ceebett’s Soul (Perfect Soul (Ire)—Ceebett’s Dancer) Corner Office (Bertrando—No Trouble Tweenus) Huntsville (Unusual Heat—Lethal Hunter) Indian Magique (Street Theatre—Empty Purse Pointsoffthebench (Benchmark—Mo Chuisle) Rockinarz Recruit (Our New Recruit—With a Flash) Rousing Sermon (Lucky Pulpit—Rousing Again) Ruler of Dubai (Tribal Rule—O K Topless) Spirit Rules (Tribal Rule—Heavenly Lady) Three Vases (In Excess (Ire)—Breezy Music) Unusual Heatwave (Unusual Heat—Miss Alphie)

Breeder(s) Scott Gross & Mark Devereaux Charles Fipke Pam & Martin Wygod David Abrams & Madeline Auerbach Baseline Equine LLC Gary Rocks Legacy Ranch Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams Julio Canani John & Allegra Ernst William D. Thead Montecito Stales LLC

Rousing Sermon

Rousing Sermon, a grade I-placed stakes winner who was voted the 2011 California Champion Two-Year-Old Male, is one of 12 California-breds among the 398 sophomores nominated to this year’s Triple Crown that encompasses the $2 million Kentucky Derby (May 5), the $1 million Preakness Stakes (May 19) and the $1 million Belmont Stakes (June 11), all grade I events. The Golden State’s breeding program ranked fourth by the total number of nominations behind Kentucky with 303, Florida with 27 and New York with 15. 6 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED • MARCH 2012

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Seven Cal-Breds Rated On 2011 Free Handicap

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Rousing Sermon

Last year’s Experimental Free Handicap, the ranking of two-year-olds by weights compiled for a hypothetical race at 1 1/16 miles on the dirt, included seven California-breds. The colts Rousing Sermon and Stoney Fleece, the former a grade I-placed stakes winner and the latter a graded stakes winner, were assigned 119 and 113 pounds, respectively, while given respective ratings of 108 and 103 pounds were the grade I-placed dual stakes winner Ruler of Dubai and multiple stakes-placed winner Marshal Marini.

Those Grand Cal-Bred Mares Three California-bred broodmares were recently flattered by their stakes-winning offspring. A pair of runners out of Cal-bred mares were honored on Jan. 26, when the New Mexico Horse Breeders Association celebrated its 2011 state champions. The multiple stakes winner and $419,083-earner La Sorpresa was named the state’s top older mare; she is out of Sea Sis, an Al Mamoon mare who was bred in the Golden State by Mr. and Mrs. Barton D. Heller. Receiving recognition as the state’s champion older horse or gelding was the $460,184-earner Chuchuluco, a multiple stakes winner who was produced by the Vessels Stallion Farm-bred Lady in Danger, an unraced daughter of In Excess (Ire). An unraced daughter of Avenue of Flags, Cremedelacramer, was represented at Turfway Park on Feb. 4 by the 7 1/2-length winner of the $50,000 WEBN Stakes: her three-year-old colt Mr. Prankster. Cremedelacramer was bred in California by William R. Peeples.

Barrett Publishes Photography Book The renowned equine photographer Katey Barrett, a longtime contributor to “California Thoroughbred,â€? has published a hard-cover book featur  ing images of Santa Anita ParkĘźs downhill turf course. Titled “The Hill,â€? the book will be available for purchase during an authorĘźs autograph session at Santa Anita on  Saturday, March 3.      

Included among the rankings for the juvenile fillies of 2011, was the grade III-placed dual stakes winner Heleonor Rugby at 110 pounds and at 107 pounds, the graded stakes-placed winner River Kiss and stakes winner Willa B Awesome. Rousing Sermon is by the Harris Farms stallion Lucky Pulpit and was bred by Larry and Marianne Williams, while Heleonor Rugby was bred by Dr. John Piconi and is by Ballena Vista Farm’s Tribal Rule.

Breeders’ Cup Unveils Logo, Broadcast Deal

California-Breds Countrywide

Featuring show business-style spotlights and the glamorous appeal of Los Angeles, the official event logo for the 29th edition of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships was unveiled on Jan. 26. The elite event will be conducted on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, marking the sixth time in history that the Southern California track will host the lucrative Breeders’ Cup races. The 2012 Breeders’ Cup will be televised by the NBC Sports Group as part of a newly announced multiyear media rights partnership. Live coverage from Santa Anita will include 9 1/2 hours of programming on NBC and the NBC Sports Network on Nov. 2-3.

Take Me Away Today, a three-year-old filly bred and owned in California by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds and by their resident sire Old Topper, won her stakes debut in the $50,000 El Paso Times Stakes at Sunland Park in New Mexico on Jan. 22. The fourth foal out of the stakes-winning Lite the Fuse mare She’s Gottogetaway, Take Me Away Today’s earnings now stand at $44,160 from a 6-2-1-1 record.

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Take Me Away Today

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 January 23 to February 20 inclusive: Willa B Awesome f.3. Awesome Gambler—Cause I’m Tricky 1st Grade III Santa Ysabel Stakes $100,000 1 1/16 m. Santa Anita Park January 28 Breeder: Terry C. Lovingier Sugarinthemorning f.4. Candy Ride (Arg)—Social Belle 2nd Grade I Santa Monica Stakes $300,000 7 f. Santa Anita Park January 28 Breeder: Stephen B. Weissman Rousing Sermon c.3. Lucky Pulpit—Rousing Again 3rd Grade II Robert B. Lewis Stakes $200,000 1 1/16 m. Santa Anita Park January 31 Breeders: Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams Norvsky g.6. Vronsky—Fimbrelith 3rd Grade II San Marcos Stakes $150,000 1 1/4 m. (T) Santa Anita Park February 11 Breeder: Old English Rancho Jake Mo c.3. Giacomo—Credit Approval 2nd Grade III Southwest Stakes $250,000 1 m. (T) Oaklawn Park February 20 Breeder: E.H. Beau Lane III

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News Bits Cont’d. Blake’s Passion This winning son of Saint Ballado, a 10-year-old stallion whose first foals are yearlings of 2012, has relocated from within the state to stand at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds in Santa Ynez.

CURRENT CALIFORNIA SIRES OF STAKES WINNERS

Stallion News Going Ballistic This eight-year-old son of Lite the Fuse, whose six stakes wins include the 2007 Super Derby (grade II), has retired with earnings of $1,195,567 from 46 starts and will take up stallion duties at Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville in 2012.

Kafwain Twelve Twenty Two, a seven-year-old mare by this Tommy Town Thoroughbreds stallion, defeated 10 rivals in Sunland Park’s $50,000 El Dario Stakes on Feb. 11.

Southern Image

On Feb. 4, this Rancho San Miguel resident was flattered by his five-year-old son Calibrachoa, who improved his lifetime earnings to $546,040 with his repeat victory in the $150,000 Toboggan Stakes (grade III) at Aqueduct.

Blake’s Passion

Auction Action

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Fancy Prancer

The west proved best on Feb. 6, when Californiabred Fancy Prancer commanded the top price of $200,000 during the 2012 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale. The 13-year-old Bertrando broodmare, who sold to Bluegrass Hall LLC while carrying a foal by Bluegrass Cat, was consigned to the Lexington auction by Paramount Sales, agent. A three-time stakes winner who was bred by Martin and Pam Wygod, Fancy Prancer has produced four stakes winners to date. One of these descendants, the seven-year-old mare Littlemiss Allison, sold at the same vendue for $150,000. Consigned by Paramount and purchased by Robert Vukovich, the six-time stakes winner and $277,433-earner was sold in foal to Street Boss.

Named Foals of

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Salt Lake (1989)† 1,246 In Excess (Ire) (1987)† 963 Bertrando (1989) 1,007 High Brite (1984)† 923 Beau Genius (1985)† 748 Cee’s Tizzy (1987)† 725 Benchmark (1991) 649 Olympio (1988)† 509 Stormin Fever (1994) 621 Unusual Heat (1990) 561 Memo (Chi) (1987)† 525 Swiss Yodeler (1994) 672 Game Plan (1993) 416 Tribal Rule (1996) 440 Sea of Secrets (1995) 428 Formal Gold (1993)• 469 Old Topper (1995) 474 Kafwain (2000) 397 Redattore (Brz) (1995)• 500 Atticus (1992) 431 Siberian Summer (1989)† 381 Western Fame (1992) 278 For Really (1987)† 246

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

CTBA Offers 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 detailed information on every foal and that facility. For this service, a fee of $500 per page will be charged, representing a discount of more than 50 percent on the cost 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 5 for the

April issue; April 6 for the May issue; May 7 for the June issue; June 4 for the July issue; and July 6 for the August issue. All photos submitted need to be 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, and the magazine reserves the right to request a replacement image. 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 12

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News Bits Cont’d. On Friday March 2, Fairplex Park in Pomona will be the venue for the under-tack preview for the Barretts March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training being held in Fairplex’s Hinds Pavilion on Monday, March 5, while Friday, March 23, is the closing date for entries to the Barretts May Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training…Both Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager and the single pool for the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager will run from Friday, March 2 to Sunday, March 4…On Saturday, March 10, a “Legends Event!” fundraiser will be held at The Derby restaurant in Arcadia

California Closers for TROTT (Training Racehorses Off The Track)…The postmark deadline to return ballots for the election of the Board of Directors to the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) is Thursday, March 15…On Saturday, March 17, a “Day At The Races” fundraiser will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia by The Second Race which helps find new homes and/or careers for retired racehorses…The California Thoroughbred Farm Managers Association (CTFMA) will hold its next monthly meeting at the San Luis Rey Downs Country Club in Bonsall on Tuesday, March 20…On Wednesday, March 21, the annual Ag Day will be held at the Capitol in Sacramento…The next monthly meeting of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Thursday, March 22…The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has taken the first step towards hosting the Breeders’ Cup World Championships by submitting a “declaration of interest” that was due by Feb. 1.

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

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10 Years Ago March 16, 2002

California-bred Continental Red, a six-year-old gelding by Flying Continental out of the unraced Glaros (Fr) mare Sharp Looking Lady, scored the biggest win of his career with a victory in the grade II, $250,000 San Luis Rey Handicap at Santa Anita Park on March 16, 2002. Honored as that year’s California Horse of the Year, Wes and Sharon Fitzpatrick’s homebred won three more stakes races before retiring at age the age of nine with a record of 74-8-15-16 and $1,383,788 in earnings.

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March 3, 1987

25 Years Ago The $55,800 Princessnesian Handicap at Golden Gate Fields on March 3, 1987, provided the lone career stakes win ©Benoit for the four-year-old filly T. V. Residual, bred and owned in Continental Red the Golden State by Marty Wygod. By Pirate’s Bounty, out Grade II of the stakes-winning T. V. Lark mare T. V Caper, she retired San Luis Rey Handicap four starts later with a bankroll of $176,083 from four wins, seven seconds and three thirds in 21 starts March 10, 1962 before producing the 1995 black-type winners Warning Label and Singular Vision.

T. V. Residual $55,800 Princessnesian Handicap

50 Years Ago

Olden Times $118,000 San Juan Capistrano Handicap

On March 10, 1962, Rex Ellsworth’s homebred four-year-old colt Olden Times, a son of Relic and the unraced Djebel (Fr) mare Djenne (Fr), won the $118,000 San Juan Capistrano Handicap at Santa Anita Park. Racing through the age of six, he earned compiled a record of 54-17-10-5 before retiring to stud as a $603-875-earner and the winner of 13 stakes races, including $100,000-plus events in Illinois and New York during 1964.

ROI CHARMANT Evansville Slew—Cantina, by Seattle Dancer

Multiple graded stakes-placed front runner, eight times open company winner of $337,678. Won on all surfaces of the major California circuit, recording the fractions and final times as follows:

• 5 f. (T) • 6 f. (T) • 6 1/2 f. (T) • 6 1/2 f. • 6 1/2 f. • 6 1/2 f. o • 7 f.

:21.3 :22.1 :21.4 :22.1 :21.1 :21.3 :21.2

:43.3 :44.2 :43.2 :44.3 :43.0 :43.4 :43.2

:55.1 1:08.2 1:05.4 1:08.3 1:07.1 1:08.0 1:08.0

1:12.0 1:15.0 1:14.0 1:14.2 1:21.2

– Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (tied existing track record) – Hollywood Park – Santa Anita Park – Hollywood Park (at the age of 2) ragozin #4 – Santa Anita Park (in hand-tied 6 f. track record) ragozin #1 3/4 – Hollywood Park (after a 15-month lay-off) – Hollywood Park

From the SEATTLE SLEW sire line of LAVA MAN ($5,268,706), first three sires have produced 200 stakes winners. Out of a 100%-producing SEATTLE DANCER mare and thus bred on the same line cross as BOLD CHIEFTAIN ($1,683,181), from the female family of KINSALE KING ($1,504,129), champions ROVING BOY, SWORD DANCER and WAR RELIC (sire line of CEE’S TIZZY and BERTRANDO).

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The CTBA Working For You

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

Dates Set For CTBA’s Nor Cal Yearling Sale This year’s Northern California yearling Sale, hosted for the ninth consecutive year by the CTBA, will be held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton on Tuesday, Aug. 14, starting at noon, while the entry closing date for the event will be Monday, April 9.

Ag Day To Again Feature A CTBA Booth

CTBA’s John Harris Attends Governor’s Dinner John Harris, a two-term Past President of the CTBA and the owner of Harris Farms which was the leading breeder of California-breds in 2010, with Governor Jerry Brown (right) and his wife Ann Gust at a dinner in Oakland during January of 2012.

At this year’s Ag Day at the State Capitol in Sacramento on Wednesday, March 21, the CTBA will once again have a booth where its representatives will be able to assist legislators with any questions that they may have about the local Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry. Scheduled to be in attendance are CTBA President Sue Greene and Past President Leigh Ann Howard, the association’s Event Coordinator, Christy Chapman, lobbyist Bob Fox and CTBA member Nancy Easton, as well as Victory Rose Thoroughbreds owner Ellen Jackson who generously brings a mare and foal from her farm in Vacaville to this popular event every year.

New CTBA Members The following person became a new member of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) in January of 2012:

Viktoria King-Steele

Mark McCreary

Dana Point, CA

Monrovia, CA

Mark S. Tatch Bonsall, CA

Joanne Halsey

Christopher J. Ray

Julie Laskey

Woodside, NY

Vancouver, BC (Canada)

Long Beach, CA

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Ag Day Northern California Yearling Sale

Wednesday, March 21 Tuesday, August 14

State Capitol, Sacramento Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton

For further information, contact the CTBA’s Event Coordinator Christy Chapman at either christy@ctba.com or (800) 573-2822, extension 247.

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Notes — March 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

Generous Donors Make Foundation Projects Possible Through their generous donations in 2011, the following have supported numerous programs undertaken by the California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF). Judy Carmel David Chavez Jr. Richard Craigo Romeo Corriente Robert Croasdale David Currie Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Arnie Diamond Neil Drysdale Nathaniel J. Friedman Alex S. Geczy Jane Goldstein Gail Gregson

Michael Hanna Morris A. Hazan Family Daniel P. Hof Lathrop G. Hoffman Doris Johnson Peter and Ellen Johnson Beverly J. Lewis Mark W. McCreary Teresa McWilliams Ronald and Lorraine Mercer Bob Mitchell G. O. Plumley Glenn Portor

Tom and Missy Robbins Eugene and Elaina Rickert Fae P. Sanger Santa Anita Park Nicholas and Debbie Sibilio Patricia K. Shirley John Tomigal Marcelite F. Troeger Arthur Walker Warren B. Williamson Beverly Yuhause-Becker Karl J. Zappa

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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Holy Bull - Set Them Free, by Stop The Music $5,000 LF SN California’s #1 Second Crop Sire of Stakes Winners

Sire of 36 new Maiden winners & 10 Stakes horses in 2011. Including 6 MdSpWt winners at 6 furlongs or less. Sire of Disposeablepleasure, exciting winner of the Demoiselle S. (G2) & 2011 2yo Stakes winner Jake Mo, Track & Stakes-Record setting Kentucky Derby Contender, recently 2nd in Southwest S. (G3)

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The Champs Of 2011

California-Bred Champions

by RUDI GROOTHEDDE Last year, California-breds again competed successfully at the highest level and those achievements were clearly evident among the seven locally bred runners whom the members of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) voted as their 2011 champions. Leading the pack was Old English Rancho’s homebred colt Acclamation whose $1,126,000 in earnings and three grade I and two grade II wins secured him the titles of California Champion Older Male, Champion Turf Horse and Horse of the Year. Another Cal-bred who enjoyed a stellar 2011 campaign was Amazombie, the Champion Sprinter based on two grade I wins, including the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, a grade II win and a $1,327,000 bankroll for the year. Also becoming a millionaire last year was the Champion Older Female, Ultra Blend, who was both a grade I and grade II victor in 2011, while Teddy’s Promise secured the trophy for Champion Three-Year-old Female based primarily on a grade I victory.

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Grade II winner Burns was the Champion Three-YearOld Male and the juvenile titles went to Rousing Sermon and Ismene; the former a grade I-placed stakes winner and the latter unbeaten in three starts, including two stakes wins. Overall, 12 individual Cal-breds won 20 separate graded stakes races last year, including seven grade I and eight grade II events, while all runners bred in the Golden State earned $70.1 million in 2011.

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California-Bred Champions

Acclamation: The Ultimate Homage

by EMILY SHIELDS With the honor, Acclamation became one of seven horses in the last decade to win three state titles in the same year. He joined the likes of Dancing in Silks, Bob Black Jack, Nashoba’s Key, Lava Man, Moscow Burning and Joey Franco, chronologically, as Horse of the Year winners who also scored in two other divisions. None of those also won an Eclipse Award, although Nashoba’s Key came close in 2007, when she finished behind Lahudood (GB) in the voting for Eclipse Champion Female Turf Horse. Acclamation accomplished another feat unmatched by any modern Cal-bred. When Thor’s Echo, the last Cal-bred Eclipse winner before Acclamation and Amazombie, won his title as Champion Sprinter in 2006, he was not up for any other category. Even the great Tiznow, who won three Eclipse Awards between 2000 and 2001, was only up for two awards each year. The fact that Acclamation was up in the categories of Horse of the Year, Champion Older Male and Champion Turf Horse at both the state and national level in the same year puts him in a category all his own. How did Acclamation find himself in such a unique position? The five-year-old son of Harris Farms’ Unusual Heat steamrolled through 2011, amassing five stakes wins in seven starts. He earned $1,126,000 while winning at three different tracks and on two different surfaces. He scored at nine, 10, and 12 furlongs, and defeated five grade I winners and two millionaires, including Game on Dude, Champ Pegasus, Twirling

There were so many reasons for Buddy and Judy Johnston to celebrate at the California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association’s (CTBA) Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner that it was hard to keep track of them all. Firstly, there was the simple fact that Buddy, two weeks removed from a heart attack that would have claimed his life had he not been sitting in a hospital at the time, was present at the dinner. Buddy and Judy were surrounded by family, including their daughter Mary and her husband Peter Hilvers. The four of them own the Johnston’s homebred Acclamation, who had just been named the Golden State’s Champion Older Male and ChampionTurf Horse to go along with his recent national Eclipse Award. Then there was Buddy Johnston’s induction into the California Racing Hall of Fame, in which he joined his already enshrined father, Ellwood B. Johnston. Lastly, Acclamation was honored as California’s 2011 Horse of the Year, capping a banner year for the Johnstons. Some worried that Acclamation, the 2011 Eclipse Champion Older Horse who missed out on the national Horse of the Year title to the filly Havre de Grace, would be foiled again, this time by Cal-bred sprinter Amazombie. That rival’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint (grade I) win and subsequent Eclipse Award as the country’s best sprinter made him a threatening presence in the voting. Fortunately for the Johnstons and trainer Don Warren, Acclamation handled the voting much like he handles his races: he went to the front, and stayed there throughout.

1st Acclamation

2nd Amazombie

3rd Ultra Blend

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Acclamation, Bay Horse (May 16, 2006) Unusual Heat—Winning in Style, by Silveyville Breeder: Old English Rancho Owners: Peter & Mary Hilvers & E. W. & Judy Johnston 2011

Age Sts 1st (SW) 2nd 5 7 5 (5) 0

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3rd Earnings 0 $1,126,000

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Candy, Stately Victor and Haimish Hy. He also outran such multiple grade II winners as Bourbon Bay, Caracortado, Jeranimo and Tres Borrachos. Acclamation beat the best the state had to offer and he did it with style. After being considered for both the Golden State’s Older Male and Turf Horse awards in 2010, but losing both to rival The Usual Q. T., Acclamation started 2011 off a nearly eight-month layoff and with a score to settle. Warren entered him in the grade I, $300,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile to kick off the season, and it proved to be a difficult spot. Acclamation had not raced at a mile in a year, and he had not won over the distance since Aug. 8, 2009. Acclamation finished fifth, but he was beaten only 2 3/4 lengths for the win. He then shipped outside of California for only the second time in his career to compete in the rich, $1 million Charles Town Classic Stakes (grade III). At first glance, Acclamation’s 10th place finish looks bad and it was the reason some voters were hesitant to recognize him with an award. That race, however, can be viewed in a different light. Acclamation had not run on dirt since Sept. 27, 2009. He had finished poorly in his only other attempt to ship out of the state back in 2010. The race ended up drawing a stellar field, including Eclipse Champion Older Male finalists Game On Dude and Tizway, as well as dual grade II winner Tackleberry, millionaires Gone Astray and Awesome Gem, the later a grade I winner, grade II winner No Advantage and grade III winners Inherit the Gold and Rule. Grade II winner Duke of

Mischief defeated all of them, and his earnings were bolstered to $1,662,096 with the victory. Returned to his home base and with two races under his belt, Acclamation did not lose again in 2011. He conquered Hollywood Park’s grade II, $150,000 Jim Murray Handicap by seven easy lengths, then scored his first of three grade I victories when he dominated the $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial in 2:00.18 for the 1 1/4-mile distance. He cut back to 1 1/8 miles in the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and won anyway, outrunning a strong pair in Jeranimo and Caracortado. Just one month later, Acclamation made a successful switch from grass to Del Mar’s all-weather Polytrack surface and won the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic Stakes at 1 1/4 miles. With the victory, he became the first horse in 2011 to achieve three grade I wins, a feat which was matched later only by Havre de Grace and Cape Blanco (Ire). He concluded his season by winning the grade II, $150,000 Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Although a setback kept him out of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Acclamation’s brilliance over the course of the year was not forgotten. Acclamation is currently galloping on the training track daily at Santa Anita, and is expected to return to action during the Hollywood Park spring/summer meeting. With the Breeders’ Cup returning to his home state this year, Acclamation will not only be seeking to defend his Horse of the Year award, but will attempt another run at the national title as well.

Acclamation 2nd Caracortado 1st

Acclamation 2nd Amazombie 3rd Caracortado 1st

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California-Bred Champions

Amazombie: A Supernatural Year

by RUDI GROOTHEDDE easy triumph over his Cal-bred rival in the $125,000 Tiznow Stakes at 7 1/2 furlongs on Hollywood Park’s allweather Cushion Track strip. Amazombie’s biggest disappointment of the year then came in the grade III, $100,000 Los Angeles Handicap back in Inglewood when he was disqualified from first to third in this six-furlong event, while his next two starts would also prove to be relatively disappointing before he finished off 2011 with a flourish. Those third-placed finishes at the grade I level in Hollywood Park’s $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap and the $250,000 Bing Crosby Stakes on the all-weather Polytrack surface at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club going seven and six furlongs on July 2 and July 31, respectively, were followed by a victory in Santa Anita’s $250,000 Ancient Title Stakes. This first career grade I win for Amazombie on Oct. 8, provided the ideal prep for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint also run at six furlongs. In his final start of 2011, Amazombie came from midpack in the field of nine that included the race’s defending champion Big Drama and three other grade I winners for a $810,000 payday that upped his career earnings to $1,525,708 from a record of 10 wins, four seconds and five thirds in 23 trips to post. It was a fitting year-end performance for a gelding who, in the span of just 311 days, had gone from just making his stakes debut to winning the nation’s most prestigious sprint race of the year.

In a nine-race season during which the only runners to finish ahead of him were graded stakes winners, five-year-old Amazombie was not only voted the 2011 California Champion Sprinter by the members of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) but was also honored as last year’s Eclipse Champion Male Sprinter. Bred in California by the late Gregg Anderson and owned by his trainer Bill Spawr in partnership with Thomas Sanford, this bay son of Northern Afleet and the winning In Excess (Ire) mare Wilshe Amaze recorded five wins, a second, three thirds and $1,327,000 in earnings for a racing year that was rounded out by a triumph on his first road trip outside of Southern California in the grade I, $1,363,500 Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs in Kentucky on Nov. 25. A little more than nine months earlier on Jan. 29, Amazombie had also begun the year in style with a victory in the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint Stakes for Cal-breds and Florida-breds going six furlongs at Santa Anita Park. The same Arcadia track was the venue for his next two starts, first on the downhill turf course and then back to the main dirt oval. He ran second to 2010 grade III winner Quick Enough in the $100,000 Sensational Star Handicap at about 6 1/2 furlongs before capturing the first graded stakes win of his career, the grade II, $150,000 Potrero Grande Stakes going 6 1/2 furlongs on April 3. Twenty days later, he was not bothered by a surface change when gaining revenge on Quick Enough with an

1st Amazombie

2nd Unzip Me

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Amazombie, Bay Gelding (April 18, 2006) Northern Afleet—Wilshe Amaze, by In Excess (Ire) Breeder: Gregg Anderson Owners: Thomas C. Sanford & William Spawr 2011

Age Sts 1st (SW) 2nd 5 9 5 (5) 1

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3rd Earnings 3 $1,327,000

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Bred on Seattle Slew / Fappiano cross, similar to Bernardini & Tapit

multiple graded stakes winner of nearly $500,000 graded stakes winner on dirt & synthetics, stakes winner on turf stakes winner at santa anita & hollywood park, winner & grade 1-placed at del mar raced six seasons won or placed in eight stakes

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Ultra Blend: An Enduring Career

California-Bred Champions by KEN GURNICK

The next time you dismiss a $25,000 maiden claiming race at Stockton, think of Ultra Blend. That’s where she started a career that, more than $1 million in earnings later, ended in the grade I, $1,818,000 Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic. On the strength of four black-type wins, including the grade I Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Ultra Blend was voted the 2011 California Champion Older Female, defeating such accomplished rivals as Unzip Me and Evening Jewel. Following a credible fourth-placed finish at Breeders’ Cup that nudged her earnings to $1,015,646, Ultra Blend’s racing career was parlayed into a $700,000 sale to Katsumi Yoshida as a racing/broodmare prospect during the Fasig-Tipton November Sale at Fasig-Tipton. Not a bad conclusion for the five-year-old daughter of Richly Blended who was bred by BnD Chase Thoroughbreds and Elven Adams. Nels Erickson, a retired history professor living in Reno, bought Ultra Blend privately from Adams in a two-horse yearling package for $20,000. “Wish I had never sold her,” said Adams, “but at the time, it was something I had to do.” Adams, a former trainer and manager of Mira Loma Thoroughbred Farm, is retired, but the breeders awards checks have kept him in the game. “It’s unbelievable to breed a horse like Ultra Blend,” he said. “Most breeders never do.” Ultra Blend is out of the Desert Classic mare Ankha, who is now owned by Adams’ ex-wife, Shirley Streiff. Ultra Blend

was foaled at Adams’ Valley View Thoroughbred Farm in Tracy and trained by Art Sherman and his son, Steve. She won 11 of 25 starts, including a quartet of stakes in 2011—the $98,000 Valentine Dancer Stakes (defeating Evening Jewel), $125,000 B. Thoughtful Stakes, grade II, $150,000 Milady Handicap (via disqualification) and the Clement L. Hirsch. Overall, Ultra Blend finished out of the money only three times and never worse than fourth. In her early career, Ultra Blend was primarily a sprinter who relished the all-weather Tapeta surface at Golden Gate Fields, where she won four straight races after a runner-up finish in her debut at Stockton on Sept. 22, 2008. She broke her ankle in the summer of 2009, and required the insertion of a screw, returning 10 months later. By late 2010, Ultra Blend was a new horse, stretching out to win the CTT/TOC California Cup Matron Stakes and Cat’s Cradle Handicap to set up the breakthrough 2011 campaign. After a third in the Sunshine Millions Distaff Stakes and consecutive wins in the Valentine Dancer and B. Thoughtful against Cal-breds, Ultra Blend scored her first graded win in the Milady when moved up to first after being squeezed in the stretch by the disqualified St. Trinians (GB). While that win might have come with an asterisk, Ultra Blend followed by losing the grade II, $200,000 A Gleam Handicap by a mere nose, then scored the biggest win of her career with a neck triumph in the Clement L. Hirsch, her “Win and You’re In” ticket to the Breeders’ Cup. Other notable runners finishing behind Ultra Blend last year were grade I winners Blind Luck, Plum Pretty and Switch.

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Ultra Blend, Bay Mare (March 27, 2006) Richly Blended—Ankha, by Desert Classic Breeders: BnD Chase Thoroughbreds & Elven Adams Owner: Nels Erickson 2011

Age 5

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California-Bred Champions

Burns: An Eternal Flame

by MARCIE HEACOX Each 2011 California champion’s title is special to its winning connections, but the Three-Year-Old Male title has sentimental value that stands apart. Burns was much-beloved by his team, and when they lost him to a fatal racing injury in September, they lost a part of the family. Madeline Auerbach, David Abrams and Alfred “Sonny” Pais bred the bay gelding in California, and Auerbach and Pais continued to own him as he was trained by Abrams’ brother, Barry Abrams. Auerbach’s son, Harris Auerbach, runs the horse’s Facebook page where some fans expressed his same bittersweet emotions upon hearing Burns had won. “I had two reactions,” Auerbach said. “First, I was thrilled, and 10 seconds later, I started crying—tears of joy and tears of sadness at the same time. It’s not just because he was a good runner, but because he was a wonderful soul.” Burns reached both his highest and lowest point during the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s three-year-old turf series. In the $112,100 Oceanside Stakes on July 20, he ran second to 2011 and 2012 grade II winner Mr. Commons. Building on that effort, he again teamed up with jockey Patrick Valenzuela to take the grade II, $150,000 La Jolla Handicap on Aug. 13. Madeline Auerbach then made good on a promise that if Burns won the La Jolla, she’d buy him an apple tree. The gregarious gelding enjoyed salt and vinegar potato chips and root beer candies, but groom Geoff Dapp always made sure to have the horse’s favorite fruit on hand. Unfortunately, Burns never got to enjoy any apples from

his tree. Entering the clubhouse turn of the grade II, $250,000 Del Mar Derby on Sept. 4, he suffered catastrophic injuries to his right foreleg and was euthanized. Burns’ 2011 record ended 12-4-1-2 with $245,438 in purse earnings. His other wins were a maiden special weight and allowance race at Santa Anita Park and an allowance optional claiming race at Hollywood Park. He won the champion’s title due in large part to being the only one in the division to win a grade II event. First runner-up Bench Points had one grade III score and second runner-up Courtside had one win in an ungraded stakes race. The Auerbachs, Abramses and Pais have held Burns in high regard since he was a yearling, and his rise to the grade II level came as no surprise. His sire is Harris Farms’ Unusual Heat, the top California stallion of 2011 by overall earnings and turf earnings, and sire of 2011 California Horse of the Year and Eclipse Champion Older Horse, Acclamation. Burns’ dam, the Afternoon Deelites mare Little Hottie, had previously produced the grade I-placed, $248,610-earner Brushburn, also by Unusual Heat. Burns may be physically gone, but he’s far from forgotten. Auerbach said the Facebook page is still very active, and fans still come up to him at the track to talk about the horse. There are also two prominent mementos—the apple tree, soon to be planted in Abrams’ backyard, and now, a gleaming new trophy. “He was the light of our barn,” Auerbach said. “And now he’ll get to be remembered as a California champion.”

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Burns, Bay Gelding (April 5, 2008 – September 4, 2011) Unusual Heat—Little Hottie, by Afternoon Deelites Breeders: Madeline Auerbach, David Abrams & Sonny Pais Owners: M. Auerbach LLC & Alfred Pais Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd 3rd Earnings 2011 3 12 4 (1) 1 2 $245,438

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Teddy’s Promise: A Fantastic Ride

California-Bred Champions by EMILY SHIELDS

race, it was her third consecutive score of the season. She raced a total of seven times, also with a second and a third place finish to her credit. “Winning this award is probably one of the most exciting things that has ever happened in my life,” said Ted Nichols, who bred the filly with his wife, Judy. They have had their fair share of excitement with Teddy’s Promise, who is now famous for being so oversized at birth that it required five people—including Nichols himself—to pull her from her Capote dam, Braids and Beads. Teddy’s Promise was broken at the Craig family’s Rancho Paseana, which is managed by Grant Hofmans. The younger Hofmans urged the Nichols to send the filly to his father, David, but the match was imperfect. After breaking her maiden and winning an allowance in 2010, Teddy’s Promise struggled with a string of disappointing finishes. “We decided we needed to make a change and go in another direction with her. We moved her to Ron Ellis last spring,” Ted Nichols said. “We left Hofmans on good terms, in fact, he wanted to know if I needed a recommendation. I’ve always liked Ron’s style of training; he’s a good man.” Although Teddy’s Promise disappointed with a rough trip in Santa Anita’s grade I, $300,000 Santa Monica Stakes in her 2012 debut on Jan. 28, leaving her with career earnings of $356,808 from five wins in 14 lifetime starts, nothing can detract from her thrilling antics late in the 2011 season. Nichols summed it up: “It’s been a fantastic ride.”

Teddy’s Promise and Sugarinthemorning finished first and second, respectively, in the grade I La Brea Stakes on the last day of 2011, and they finished in that order for the award of California Champion Three-Year-Old Female. Up until that New Year’s Eve day, Sugarinthemorning looked as though she had the award sewn up. The daughter of Candy Ride (Arg) had won a pair of stakes races over the summer: first the $86,100 Manhattan Beach Stakes at Hollywood Park in June, followed by July’s $100,000 Fleet Treat Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. She won on both grass and all-weather and scored at all three major Southern California tracks, including an allowance win on the downhill turf course at Santa Anita Park in March. Sugarinthemorning’s main competition appeared to come from Halo Dolly, who had won consecutive stakes at Santa Rosa and Del Mar in July and August. She won seven races in 2011, and even shipped across the country to Parx Racing in Pennsylvania to contest the grade II, $750,000 Cotillion Stakes, where she trailed a field of six. Teddy’s Promise submitted her bid for the award just in the nick of time. The daughter of deceased Salt Lake won the $300,000 La Brea by 2 1/4 lengths at Santa Anita on Dec. 31, defeating a field that boasted five graded stakes winners, including multiple grade I winner Turbulent Descent. She scored in 1:20.47 for the seven-furlong distance, which just missed the stakes record of 1:20.33 set by Switch in 2010. Although the win was Teddy’s Promise’s first in a stakes

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Teddy’s Promise, Dark Bay or Brown Filly (May 6, 2008) Salt Lake—Braids and Beads, by Capote Breeders: Ted & Judy Nichols Owners: Ted & Judy Nichols 2011

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3rd 1

Earnings $289,408

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Rousing Sermon: An Exciting Year

California-Bred Champions by EMILY SHIELDS

Rousing Sermon lost to that rival by half a length in the $100,000 Real Quiet Stakes on Nov. 12, then returned on Dec. 17 to miss the CashCall Futurity by a mere neck. Despite the loss, Rousing Sermon’s outstanding rally from 10th place at the top of the stretch earned him a spot on many early Kentucky Derby top-10 lists. Rousing Sermon finished the year with two wins, two seconds and two thirds in six starts and earnings of $274,000. Thanks to his success, the Williamses finished fifth in the race to be the state’s leading breeder by earnings with $1,766,648. They bred Rousing Sermon from their winning Awesome Again mare Rousing Again, a $175,000 purchase at the 2001 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. The mare is a half-sister to the great Arkansas-based runner Chindi, a popular dual graded stakes-winning millionaire who now spends his days as a pony at Oaklawn Park. Rousing Sermon is not the first stakes winner for the Williamses, but he is their first state champion. The longtime Idaho residents, who have been California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association members since 2002, have also bred such other stakes winners as Coastal Strike, Houseofroyalhearts, Gn. Group Meeting, Lady Railrider, Luckarack and Antares World. They stand Lucky Pulpit at Harris Farms for $2,500. Rousing Sermon has continued to represent his sire into 2012, by finishing third via disqualification in the grade II, $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita on Feb 4. With that effort, he added another $24,000 to his earnings to boost them to $298,000. Rousing Sermon is expected to continue down the Kentucky Derby trail this spring.

With his exceptional pedigree and grade II-placed record, Lucky Pulpit was a shoo-in to become one of the leading stallions in California. Thus it is not surprising that the son of Pulpit, the state’s leading freshman sire of 2010, has already produced his first California-bred champion in only his second crop. That runner is Rousing Sermon, who was honored as the Golden State’s Champion Two-Year-Old Male of 2011. The Jerry Hollendorfer-trained colt not only won the $100,000 California Cup Juvenile Stakes, but also placed in four other black-type races, including the grade I, $750,000 CashCall Futurity. Larry and Marianne Williams, who bred and campaigned $209,928-earner Lucky Pulpit to a three wins in 22 starts, are also the connections behind Rousing Sermon. Their chestnut colt debuted at Hollywood Park on June 5, rallying to a 1 1/2-length victory under jockey Rafael Bejarano. Rousing Sermon returned at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club that summer to run third in consecutive stakes races, first in the $100,000 Graduation Stakes and then the $100,000 I’m Smokin’ Stakes. All three races came around one turn, and although Rousing Sermon ran well, he did not blossom until stretched out to two turns. His first opportunity to go a distance came in the Bob Benoit Cal Cup Juvenile on Oct. 29. Rousing Sermon, reunited with Bejarano for the first time since his maiden victory, closing willingly in the stretch to score by a widening 2 1/4 lengths. Were it not for the Bob Baffert-trainee Liasion, Rousing Sermon would have two more stakes victories to his credit.

1st Rousing Sermon

2nd Stoney Fleece

3rd Ruler of Dubai

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Rousing Sermon, Chestnut Colt (February 27, 2009) Lucky Pulpit—Rousing Again, by Awesome Again Breeders: Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams Owners: Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Willliams 2011

Age 2

Starts 6

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2nd 2

3rd 2

Earnings $274,000

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Ismene: A Perfect Season

California-Bred Champions

by JACKIE BARNES Ismene outdistanced her rivals in the voting for California Champion Two-Year-Old Female of 2011. Stephen Ferraro, who has been a member of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) since 1977, bred and owns the daughter of Tribal Rule. Heleonor Rugby, also by Tribal Rule, won the CTBA and Generous Portion Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club to finish second in the balloting, with 2011 stakes winner and 2012 grade III winner Willa B Awesome finishing third. The road to Ismene’s championship season began with her debut at Del Mar on Aug. 13. Heavily favored against 10 fellow Cal-breds at 5 1/2 furlongs, she kicked away to an easy 2 1/4-length win. In her stakes debut, Ismene and the well-regarded Sister Moon, owned by Jerry and Ann Moss, headed up the field for the $80,600 Anoakia Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 22. Ismene broke cleanly to take the lead, while 1-5 favorite Sister Moon was off a step slow. Sister Moon closed in fast, but Ismene dug down deep to hold on by a length in an excellent time of 1:08.91 for six furlongs. The 32nd running of the filly division of the $100,000 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes, the first stakes on Santa Anita’s Dec. 26 Opening Day card, saw a superstar in the making. In a scintillating performance, Ismene took control right from the start to win by 2 3/4 lengths under a hand ride by Mike Smith. Her final time of 1:21.61 established a new stakes record for the seven-furlong distance.

Veteran Bill Spawr, who also trains the 2011 Eclipse Champion Male Sprinter, Amazombie, conditions Ismene, and he glows when asked about her. Spawr and Smith both agree that when she learns to relax and rate a bit, she should be able to handle two turns. Spawr also said that Ismene is doing super after the removal of a chip from her knee after her recent victory. She will resume training following her recovery and will be pointed toward a summer campaign at Del Mar. Never to Excess, a winning daughter of In Excess (Ire), is the dam of Ismene. The mare’s first two foals were also by Tribal Rule. One of those, the gelding Oonga Boonga, was third in the 2009 Cavonnier Juvenile Stakes. The mare produced a 2010 filly by Tribal Rule and a 2011 colt by Dixie Chatter. On Feb. 1, she foaled a daughter of Dixie Chatter and will visit Tribal Rule again in 2012. The pedigree of Never to Excess is one of California’s best. It includes California champions Cacoethes and Fabulous Notion, as well as the 1998 Eclipse Champion Turf Female, Fiji (GB). Tribal Rule, who stands at Ballena Vista Farm, was California’s leading sire of two-year-olds in 2011, an achievement that he also accomplished in 2007. With plenty of upcoming stakes, for both Cal-breds and in open company, Ismene will have plenty of opportunities to add to her impressive list of credentials. Her final totals for 2011 were 3-3-0-0 for earnings of $150,630.

1st Ismene

2nd Heleonor Rugby

3rd Willa B Awesome

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Ismene, Dark Bay or Brown Filly (January 22, 2009) Tribal Rule—Never to Excess, by In Excess (Ire) Breeder: Stephen Ferraro Owner: Stephen Ferraro 2011

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Starts 3

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2nd 0

3rd 0

Earnings $150,630

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A Night To Remember

California-Bred Champions by RUDI GROOTHEDDE Photos by RON MESAROS

For Buddy Johnston and his family and friends, it was a night to of the Year. Acclamation’s trainer Don Warren, the longtime remember at the Annual Awards Dinner hosted by the California conditioner of the Old English Rancho horses, enjoyed a celebraThoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) at The Westin tion of his own with his family as the recipient of the Trainer of Pasadena on Feb. 13, when the 2011 California-bred champions the Year accolade. A few hours earlier, the CTBA had held its Annual Meeting and the 2012 California Racing Hall of Fame inductees were honand then the evening’s festivities started with a cocktail party ored in front of a sold out crowd of more than 170. After he and his wife Judy, in the name of their Old English before the attendees were seated in the ballroom and awards were Rancho in Sanger, collected the trophy as the leading breeders of accepted by the connections of last year’s leading local sires of California conceived foals. California-foaled ThoroughMadeline Auerbach and trainer breds by earnings last year, Barry Abrams visited the podium Buddy was inducted as the 61st twice on behalf of the syndicate local Hall of Famer, and the that owns the Harris Farms-based evening was only just getting Unusual Heat (overall earnings started for him! and turf earnings), while Ballena Buddy and Judy would then Vista Farm owner Don Cohn make three more visits to the accepted two trophies for Tribal podium to collect bronzes as the Rule (two-year-old earnings and breeders and co-owners—with number of winners) whom he their daughter Mary and her owns in partnership with Martin husband Peter Hilvers—of and Pam Wygod. Terry Lovingier Acclamation, the 2011 Califorthen collected the award for nia Champion Older Male, CTBA President Sue Greene, Don and Pat Warren, Awesome Gambler, California’s Champion Turf Horse and Horse Buddy and Judy Johnston and Mary and Peter Hilvers.

Frank Mirahmadi, Ron and Amy Ellis and CTBA Vice President Pete Parrella.

Pete Pappas, Terry and Barbara Lovingier, Linda Templeton and Russ Lovingier.

CTBA Past President John Barr and his wife Betty, Tom Capehart and Bob Zamarippa.

Don Taylor, CTBA Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Burge and Rene Martinez.

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top freshman sire by 2011 earnings, whom he owns in partnership with Peter Walski and who stands at his Lovacres Ranch. After the annual “In Memoriam” tribute, CTBA Past President Leigh Ann Howard received the association’s President’s Award before the inaugural Frank “Scoop” Vessels Award Of Merit was bestowed upon the Oak Tree Racing Association. Then the Cal-bred duo of Brown Bess and Quicken Tree and Buddy Johnston were inducted as the latest members of the CTBA’s Hall of Fame. Following a break for dinner, Frank Mirahmadi returned to the podium as the event’s Master of Ceremonies to complete the evening’s proceedings. Last year’s California Champion Two-Year-Old Female was the unbeaten Ismene and her breeder and owner Stephen Ferraro accepted the award with his wife Richmond, while Dan Kiser and Lisa Jean Newbill collected the trophy on behalf of Larry and Marianne Williams whose homebred Rousing Sermon was the California Champion TwoYear-Old Male. It was also a special night for Ted and Judy Nichols whose first ever horse, their homebred Teddy’s Promise, received the California Champion Three-Year-Old Female accolade prior to the evening’s most emotional moment. Madeline Auerbach was brought to tears when speaking about Burns whom she bred with David Abrams and Alfred “Sonny” Pais and owns in partnership with the latter, who was posthumously awarded the California Champion Three-Year-Old Male title after he suffered a fatal injury in September of 2011. Ultra Blend and Amazombie, the other two finalists for California Horse of the Year, were then honored with the Champion Older Female and Champion Sprinter titles, respectively. Bred by BnD Chase Thoroughbreds and Elven Adams, the former’s trophy was collected by Alan Sherman on their behalf, while the latter, who was bred by the late Gregg Anderson and had previously been voted the 2011 Eclipse Champion Male Sprinter, was represented on stage by his trainer Bill Spawr who owns him in partnership with Tom Sanford.

Horse of the Year, Champion Older Male & Champion Turf Horse

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Bill Spawr, CTBA Vice President Pete Parrella, Mike Smith, Jonnell Agnew and Tom Sanford.

CTBA Past President Dan Schiffer and Alan Sherman.

David Abrams, Sonny Pais, Barry Abrams, CTBA Director Mary Knight, Harris and Madeline Auerbach and Geoff Dapp.

Acclamation: Old English Rancho, Breeder Peter & Mary Hilvers & E. W. & Judy Johnston, Owners Don Warren, Trainer Champion Sprinter Amazombie: Thomas C. Sanford & William Spawr, Owners Gregg Anderson, Breeder William Spawr, Trainer CTBA Director Jeanne Canty and Judy and Ted Nichols.

Peter and Mary Hilvers, Buddy Johnston, CTBA Past President Jack Liebau and Judy Johnston.

Dan Kiser, Lisa Jean Newbill and Martin Panza.

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California-Bred Champions Contd.

S T O R Y

Bill Spawr, CTBA Director Mary Knight and Stephen and Richmond Ferraro.

Champion Older Female Ultra Blend: BnD Chase Thoroughbreds & Elven Adams, Breeders Nels Erickson, Owner Art Sherman, Trainer Champion Three-Year-Old Male Burns: Madeline Auerbach, David Abrams & Sonny Pais, Breeders M. Auerbach LLC & Alfred Pais, Owners Barry Abrams, Trainer Champion Three-Year-Old Female Teddy’s Promise: Ted & Judy Nichols, Breeders Ted & Judy Nichols, Owners Ronald Ellis, Trainer

Barry Abrams, CTBA Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Burge and Madeline Auerbach.

Champion Two-Year-Old Male Rousing Sermon: Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams, Breeders Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams, Owners Jerry Hollendorfer, Trainer Champion Two-Year-Old Female Ismene: Stephen Ferraro, Breeder Stephen Ferraro, Owner William Spawr, Trainer

Don Cohn and CTBA Vice President Pete Parrella.

Leading California Sire Of California Conceived Foals By Earnings Unusual Heat: The Unusual Heat Syndicate, Owner Leading California Sire Of California Conceived Foals By Turf Earnings Unusual Heat: The Unusual Heat Syndicate, Owner

CTBA Director Dan Harralson and Terry Lovingier.

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CTBA Past President Leigh Ann Howard and Don and Pat Warren. www.ctba.com


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Leading California Sire Of California Conceived Two-Year-Olds By Earnings Tribal Rule: Ballena Vista Farm & Mr. & Mrs. Martin J. Wygod, Owners Leading California Sire Of California Conceived Foals By Number of Winners Tribal Rule: Ballena Vista Farm & Mr. & Mrs. Martin J. Wygod, Owners

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CTBA Vice President Pete Parrella and Sherwood Chillingworth.

Leading California Freshman Sire Of California Conceived Foals by Earnings Awesome Gambler: Peter Walski & Terry Lovingier, Owners Leading Breeder Of California Foaled Thoroughbreds By Earnings Old English Rancho Trainer Of The Year Don Warren

CTBA Director Jane Johnson and her husband Myron.

CTBA President’s Award Leigh Ann Howard Frank “Scoop” Vessels Award Of Merit Oak Tree Racing Association CTBA Hall Of Fame 2012 Inductees Brown Bess Quicken Tree E. W. “Buddy” Johnston Susan Rowan and CTBA Past President Dan Schiffer.

CTBA Past President Leigh Ann Howard and CTBA President Sue Greene. www.ctba.com

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CTBA Member Profile

Ted & Judy Nichols: Their Horses Come First

by EMILY SHIELDS Newport Beach. The kennel also offers “doggie daycare” and private in-home training sessions for fair rates. “We have the top echelon in kennels in Newport Beach, and we go up there personally every week,” Nichols said. There is a staff member on hand at the kennel at all hours, every day of the week. In 2008, it became apparent that dogs could no longer completely satisfy the Nichols’ love for animals. They purchased a seven-acre avocado grove and horse farm near Oceanside and began to look at expanding into the Thoroughbred business. “I made a private purchase of a mare from Golden Eagle Farm who I thought was bred in the purple,” Nichols explained. The mare he found was Braids and Beads, a Capote half-sister to premier California sire General Meeting. “They showed me her pedigree, and I said I’d certainly take her. That’s how it started.” Braids and Beads, who was placed four times in seven starts, arrived at the Nichols’ farm carrying a filly by Salt Lake, and soon gave birth to the largest foal anyone involved could remember seeing. “It took five people to pull the filly from the mare’s womb,” said Nichols. The Salt Lake filly, later named Teddy’s Promise, survived the ordeal and grew up to be just shy of 17 hands high. “Just watching her run through the pasture while she was growing up, I would tell Judy that the filly was going to be a runner,” Nichols said. “You never know how good they are going to be, but I just knew she could run.”

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“A gloomy day is no match for a sunny disposition,” and “I’m not getting older, I’m just getting better,” are just two of the phrases that Ted Nichols might inject into a conversation, but they give you an idea that the man has an excellent personality. Ted and his wife, Judy, are the outstanding kind of people who dedicate their lives to animals, and thus it is appropriate that they have found immediate success in the horse racing business. Appropriate, but still improbable, as the very first horse they ever bred and raced became a grade I winner. With California-bred Teddy’s Promise, the Nicholses have beaten the odds. Like so many other industry enthusiasts, Ted Nichols’ father started taking him to the races at a young age. “I was born in Pasadena and grew up in the San Gabriel Valley, so the first track I ever attended was Santa Anita,” Nichols said. Animals were already a major part of his life: Nichols is an American Kennel Club approved dog show judge and has judged Best in Show all over the world. He also bred and raised dogs, starting with Great Danes before moving on to Doberman Pinschers and Miniature Pinschers. “I had champions in all of those breeds,” he noted. Nichols met Judy, who operated a grooming facility, and they bonded through their mutual interest in Great Danes. “She was producing some of the finest Great Danes in the country. Judy became both my wife and my business partner.” In 1996, the couple started Sunrun Kennels, a dog boarding, grooming and training facility in

Teddy’s Promise—Grade I La Brea Stakes—December 31, 2011

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Teddy’s Promise took three tries to break her maiden, but it happened in impressive fashion during the Oak Tree Racing Association meeting at Hollywood Park on Oct. 17, 2010. The David Hofmans-trainee led every step of the way to annihilate the field by 7 3/4 lengths. After being eased out of her stakes debut in the two-turn Sharp Cat Stakes in November, Teddy’s Promise returned to sprinting to win an allowance race by 5 1/4 lengths next out on Dec. 2. After a series of mediocre performances, Teddy’s Promise was transferred to the barn of Ron Ellis. She responded immediately and her performances began to steadily improve. After she won two allowance races in a row against older fillies and mares, Ellis entered her in the grade I, $300,000 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Dec. 31. Under jockey Victor Espinoza, Teddy’s Promise took back early, then rallied strongly to win by 2 1/4 lengths in a brisk 1:20.47 for the seven-furlong distance. “Even Ron was surprised at how easily she won,” Nichols said. “Her final time was just a few ticks off the track record, despite the fact that she ran wide on the turn.” For her achievement, Teddy’s Promise was named the California Champion Three-Year-Old Female of 2011. The big, classy dark bay four-year-old made her first start of 2012 in the $300,000 Santa Monica Stakes (grade I), but finished a disappointing fifth after a rough trip in which she started poorly and lacked room around the turns. “That race was a disaster. Afterwards, several trainers indicated that my filly never got a chance to run,” Nichols lamented. “I got calls from people all over the country agreeing. It’s a

great thing to have that kind of support.” Teddy’s Promise has earned $356,808 with five wins, two seconds and a third from 14 starts. As California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (CTBA) members since 2011, the Nicholses are already showing their state spirit. “I was offered $1 million for Teddy’s Promise, and I never thought I’d turn that kind of money down,” Nichols said. “But how do you place a price on a member of your family? A lot of the good horses go back to Kentucky, so I’m getting offers to breed Braids and Beads to great stallions out there for nothing. But I’m a native of California, and this is my state. I’m a big supporter of the industry here, but we’re keeping our options open.” The Nicholses have been slowly adding to their herd. They purchased the stakes-placed Staff Writer mare Poetry Writer, and have a yearling filly out of her named Writer Fever. Braids and Beads has a yearling colt named Blazing Fever; both horses are by Stormin Fever. While Poetry Writer will visit Dixie Chatter this year, Braids and Beads will be bred to Tribal Rule. The two mares, their yearlings, and Teddy’s Promise are the only five horses whom the Nicholses currently own. Nichols finds it extremely gratifying that Teddy’s Promise won a grade I at Santa Anita, the track where he was first introduced to the sport as a child. Now he and Judy are looking towards the future and the 2012 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held at Santa Anita on Nov. 2 and 3. “We know she loves the track, but I just pray that she comes home safe and sound every time.” Spoken like a true animal lover.

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Regional Sales

Forward March

by LISA GROOTHEDDE Featuring a significantly thicker catalog and a more aggressive placement on the calendar, the 2012 Barretts March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training has the potential to inject renewed optimism into the California commercial market when it is conducted in Pomona on Monday, March 5. In an effort to enhance the auction’s visibility and prestige, the event has been moved forward on the schedule by a few weeks and will now serve as the first of eight major juvenile sales to be held across the country this year, taking place ahead of its counterparts in Florida, Kentucky, Maryland and Texas. In addition to kicking off North America’s 2012 two-year-olds in training sale season, the Barretts auction can now also capitalize on the popularity of one of California’s own annual traditions: the Santa Anita Handicap (grade I) program at nearby Santa Anita Park on Saturday, March 3. The single session, which will begin at 6 p.m. in the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex, is accompanied by a 148-horse catalog, representing a substantial increase from its 2011 edition. “The number of horses catalogued has increased by 41 percent this year,” said Bill Baker, the Vice President of Barretts Equine Ltd. “The quality of the horses has also increased very significantly in terms of both pedigree and conformation. As you might expect, our expectations are quite high.” Another new trend for this year’s sale is a heavier presence of California-bred juveniles, all of whom will be eligible to compete in a lucrative new racing program. “There are 21 quality California-bred two-year-olds in the sale catalog, all of which are nominated to the Golden State Series,” Baker noted. In comparison, the 2011 Barretts March auction listed only nine state-breds among its 105 original entries. Overall, 55 of the 72 juveniles ultimately offered at last year’s corresponding sale were reported as sold for gross receipts of $5,539,000, an average price of $100,709 and a median of $70,000. Although the gross declined by 11.4 percent, the average and median increased by 11.1 percent and 16.7 percent, respectively, while the buy-back rate improved to 23.6 percent. There were 20 six-figure purchases recorded during the 2011 auction, including a $625,000 sale-topping colt by Pomeroy. A speedy Rock Hard Ten colt was the top-priced Cal-bred at $210,000. Among the prominent national sires represented by offspring in the 2012 catalog are Afleet Alex, Bluegrass Cat, Congrats, Corinthian, Discreet Cat, Fusaichi Pegasus, Giant’s Causeway, Henny Hughes, Johannesburg, Kitten’s Joy, Malibu Moon, Medaglia d’Oro, Rockport Harbor, Stormy Atlantic, Street Cry (Ire), Tale of the Cat, Tapit, Unbridled’s Song, War Front and Wildcat Heir. Juveniles from the respective first crops of Eclipse champions Big Brown, Curlin, Midnight Lute and War Pass also will be offered alongside youngsters from the inaugural crops of the 44

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European champion Henrythenavigator and the grade Iwinning millionaires Brother Derek, Showing Up and Spring At Last. Representing the auction’s host state are the active California stallions Atticus, Awesome Gambler, Giacomo, Stormin Fever, Tribal Rule and Unusual Heat and the firstcrop sire Bedford Falls. The catalog also includes offspring of the pensioned local leaders Bertrando and In Excess (Ire) and the late Salt Lake. Under-tack previews will be conducted at Fairplex Park on Friday, March 2, starting at 10 a.m. This year, 23 consignors will oversee 55 separate consignments. Ciaran Dunne’s Wavertree Stables led all consignors by gross sales at the 2011 Barretts March auction, and returns this year with 22 entries. Featured in the group are a Lawyer Ron filly whose second dam is the California champion A Kiss for Luck, a Successful Appeal filly from the family of 2011 Kentucky Oaks (grade I) heroine Plum Pretty and an Empire Maker filly whose pedigree boasts 2011 Champagne Stakes (grade I) winner Union Rags. Managing 16 juveniles this year is Callaway Thoroughbreds, whose arsenal includes a Bob and John half-sister to the 2011 grade I winner Never Retreat and a Cal-bred Tribal Rule colt whose second dam is the three-time California champion Work the Crowd. Consignor Eddie Woods’ 14-horse string includes a Cal-bred In Excess colt out of a half-sister to the dam of the late grade Iwinning sire Indian Charlie and a Midnight Lute colt from the family of Eclipse champion Forever Together. Among the pedigree standouts in Scott Bergsrud’s 12-member SAB Sales delegation are a Harlan’s Holiday half-sister to 2011 Indiana Oaks (grade II) winner Juanita and a Macho Uno colt from the family of 2010 Eclipse Champion Sprinter Big Drama. Adding additional punch to the proceedings is Red Rock Training Stables’ Midnight Lute half-brother to the 2011 Hollywood Derby (grade I) and 2012 Strub Stakes (grade II) winner Ultimate Eagle. Consignor Bobby Dodd will present an Empire Maker colt out of a half-sister to the dual grade I winner Pioneerof the Nile, Adrian Gonzalez’s Checkmate Thoroughbreds will offer a Calbred Stormin Fever filly from the family of three-time grade I winner Zensational and Havens Bloodstock Agency will exhibit an Indian Charlie half-brother to the California champion Spring Awakening. Other notable sale entries include Hebert Bloodstock’s Chatain filly from the family of the influential sire Storm Cat, Sam Hendricks’ Cal-bred Atticus half-brother to 2010 California champion California Nectar and a Pure Prize filly out of a half-sister to the dual grade I winner Pure Clan who is listed in Becky Thomas’ Sequel Bloodstock consignment. For more information about the 2012 Barretts March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training, call (909) 629-3099 or visit www.barretts.com. www.ctba.com


Graded Stakes Winning Son Of Leading Sire Elusive Quality to Stand in California Retired With Earnings Of $487,385 Winner Of The G3 Burj Nahaar S. (UAE) Winner of the 6-furlong Vincent A. Moscarelli Memorial Stakes in 1:09 (1:09.14) by two lengths at Delaware Park. Finished second in G2 $1 million Godolphin Mile at Nad Al Sheba to Diamond Stripes, defeating Don Renato, Zakocity, etc. Elusive Warning is by leading sire ELUSIVE QUALITY, sire of champion 3-year-old SMARTY JONES ($7,613,155, sire), champion female sprinter MARYFIELD ($1,360,835) and G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner RAVEN’S PASS ($3,658,556) and. including multiple Grade I winner QUALITY ROAD ($2,232,830).

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Regional Sales

Mixed Signals

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A slimmed-down catalog led to fattened-up average prices during the 2012 Barretts January Mixed Sale, a singlesession event which offered a smorgasbord of breeding and racing prospects when it was conducted at the Hinds Pavilion in Pomona on Jan. 23. From the 294 horses who were cataloged to this year’s auction—a blend of Thoroughbred broodmares, broodmare prospects, yearlings, two-year-olds and horses of racing age that included 51 withdrawals prior to sale time, host Barretts Equine Limited reported 162 were sold for gross receipts of $982,500, a 27.7 percent tumble from the $1,359,400 in total sales achieved at the corresponding auction in 2011. Last year, 256 of 347 horses led through the ring were sold, stemming from a catalog of 408 listings. Despite the negative impact to its bottom line, the 2012 sale was boosted by a 14.2 percent increase in average price, from $5,310 in 2011 to $6,065 for its most recent edition. The median also improved, from $2,500 to $3,000, representing a 20 percent jump for this index. However, the buy-back rate creeped higher, from 26.2 percent last year to 33.3 percent this year, when bidding activity failed to meet sellers’ expectations for 81 of the available horses. Soaring above the fray when she elicited the auction’s top price of $60,000 was the California-bred mare Sci Fi Kin, whose proven production record made her an obvious catalog stand-out. A winning daughter of Siphon (Brz) out of the dual graded stakes winner Akinemod, by Time to Explode, Sci Fi Kin is the dam of three winners by Unusual Heat, California’s leading sire since 2008. Two of the 13-year-old broodmare’s daughters merited black-type credentials: the late 2010 El Encino Stakes (grade II) winner Pretty Unusual earned

California-bred Sci Fi Kin, the dam of grade II winner Pretty Unusual, was the $60,000 sale-topper at this year’s Barretts January Mixed Sale.

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$304,152 and Jax El achieved two stakes placings and a $166,452 bankroll through her four-year-old season in 2011. Sci Fi Kin sold to Ron Stolich while carrying a full sibling to her successful offspring. Bred by the Emmy Award-winning actor Jack Klugman and consigned to the Barretts auction by Harris Farms, agent, she will now join Stolich’s broodmare band in Kentucky. Achieving the second-highest price at the 2012 sale was a two-year-old Cal-bred colt by the Golden State’s leading freshman sire of 2011, Awesome Gambler. The youngster, out of the multiple stakes-placed winner Rachel’s Edition, by Ascot Knight, was consigned by Lovacres Ranch, agent, and purchased for $40,000 by trainer Doug O’Neill. Three horses brought $30,000 each to rank among the top five purchases at this year’s auction. Four-year-old Miss Nicole, an unraced broodmare prospect by Street Cry (Ire) out of a full sister to Unusual Heat, was selected for purchase by Michael Riordan from Sam Hendricks’ consignment. The recent Hollywood Park maiden winner Alala, a 2008 Cal-bred Salt Lake filly consigned by Havens Bloodstock Agency, was acquired by Car-Den Racing Stable. Meanwhile, Brown Bros. Racing Stable purchased the two-time winner Smart Striking, a fiveyear-old Smart Strike mare, from Adrian Gonzalez’s Checkmate Thoroughbreds consignment. The highest-priced yearling of the 2012 sale, at $20,000, was a Rock Hard Ten colt out of the unraced French Deputy mare La Treizieme who was offered by Havens and bought by Archer Bloodstock. Kentucky-based Rock Hard Ten ranked as the leading sire of yearlings by average price, two or more sold; a pair of colts from his 2011 crop averaged $18,500. Leading the contingent of California stallions in this category was Ballena Vista Farm’s Dixie Chatter, with two yearlings averaging $16,500. The auction’s leading covering sire was Bertrando. Two mares in foal to the recently pensioned California stallion sold for an average price of $15,250. With 46 horses reported as sold for a collective $231,100, Havens Bloodstock Agency ranked as the auction’s top consignor by gross sales. Mary Knight ranked second among all consignors, with 20 horses sold for $132,500, while 11 horses consigned by Hendricks contributed $112,400 toward the auction’s overall proceeds. Leading the way among buyers this year was Gary Danielson, who paid $67,000 for three horses of racing age. Stolich ranked second with his sole purchase of the saletopper, followed by O’Neill, who bought three juveniles for a collective $50,000. For complete results of the 2012 Barretts January Mixed Sale, visit www.barretts.com.

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The Grade California-Breds

Willa B Awesome: The Will To Win

by RUDI GROOTHEDDE In nine starts leading up to the grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Jan. 28, Californiabred Willa B Awesome had shown a will to win with a record boasting two wins, three seconds and two thirds. So she was justly rewarded when defeating the grade I winner Killer Graces by 3 1/2 lengths to post the most prestigious victory of her career to date in this 1 1/16- mile dirt test for three-year-old fillies. Bred in the Golden State by Terry Lovingier, who owns her in partnership with Phil Daniels, Patsy London and John Winters, Willa B Awesome is by Awesome Gambler, one of five resident stallion standing at Lovingier’s Lovacres Ranch in Warner Springs and California’s leading freshman sire of 2011. Out of the winning Nineeleven mare Cause I’m Tricky, this runner-up to the unbeaten dual stakes winner Ismene in the voting for last year’s California Champion Two-Year-Old Female ballot couldn’t have asked for a better start to her 2012 season. With jockey Martin Pedroza in the irons for the fifth consecutive time, Willa B Awesome posted fractions of :23.23, :46.80, :1.10:84 and 1:35.28 before coming home a gate-to-wire winner in 1:41.73 as the 11-1 longshot in a field of five. Stakes winner Lady of Shamrock, the 3-1 second choice in the wagering, finished third ahead of even money favorite Charm the Maker, a dual grade I-placed stakes winner, while stakes-placed Batalha came home last. Willa B Awesome ’s bankroll now stands at $233,896 after this $60,000 payday, and the winner of last year’s $89,900 Barretts Debutante Stakes going 6 1/2 furlongs on Fairplex Park’s dirt oval also boasts five other black-type placings to her name so far; two each at Hollywood Park and Santa Anita and another at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Following her winning debut on Hollywood Park’s all-

weather Cushion Track surface at 4 1/2 furlongs on April 21, Willa B Awesome then ran third in the same Inglewood track’s $77,530 Cinderella Stakes going 5 1/2 furlongs on June 11. Her next three starts were on the synthetic Polytrack surface at Del Mar; second in the $98,000 California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Stakes at 5 1/2 furlongs on July 22, fourth in the 6 1/2-furlong Sorrento Stakes (grade III) just 14 days later, and fifth in the $100,000 Generous Portion Stakes going six furlongs on Aug. 31. After her Barretts Debutante victory on Sep. 17, Willa B Awesome made her first appearance at Santa Anita in the $100,000 California Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes six weeks later on Oct. 29, when she finished second in this 1 1/16mile test on the dirt, while her Nov. 13 start at Hollywood Park in the $100,000 Sharp Cat Stakes going the same distance resulted in a third-placed effort. That race’s winner Charm the Maker and runner-up Killer Graces then swopped positions in the grade I, $402,000 Hollywood Starlet Stakes on Dec. 10. Willa B Awesome’s final trip to post of 2011, saw her finish second by 2 3/4 lengths to Ismene who was voted last year’s California Champion Two-Year-Old Female but is now recovering from successful surgery to remove a bone chip from her knee. Meanwhile, Willa B Awesome became her sire’s first graded stakes winner while also becoming the ninth Calbred to win the Santa Ynez in its 45 consecutive editions since 1968. Considering these Cal-breds include the local champions Perchance to Dream, winner of the 1987 Hollywood Oaks (grade I), and Avigaition, a multiple grade I winner at four and five, Willa B Awesome’s scheduled attempt to now win the grade I, $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks on March 31, looks well within her reach.

Grade III Santa Ysabel Stakes Santa Anita Park—January 28, 2012

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Racing In Southern California

Cal-Breds Put On A Show For Their Racing Fans

by EMILY SHIELDS The revamped Sunshine Millions event at Sanita Anita Park suffered no ill effects, with 30,514 fans heading to the track to enjoy prime racing, a beach chair giveaway and an ever-popular food truck festival. Although the old Sunshine Millions format, with competition between California and Florida-breds, is a thing of the past, three Cal-bred stakes races populated a big Jan. 28 card, which was bookended by two other graded stakes. The day did lose some of its luster when both dual grade II winner Caracortado and the popular filly Unzip Me were scratched. Caracortado is recovering from a foot ailment and is expected to return in the grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Handicap on April 21, while the multiple graded stakes-winning Unzip Me went to the post the very next day to win the Wishing Well Stakes. The Comeback Kid Caracortado’s scratch left Compari to inherit the favorite’s roll in the $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes. Thanks to the additional scratches of Luckarack and Mega Heat, the even-money favorite faced only four rivals in the 6 1/2-furlong downhill turf contest. The son of Redattore (Brz) sat back under jockey Mike Smith and unleashed a strong rally in the stretch, inching away to lead by 1 1/4 lengths at the wire in 1:12.02. My Summer Slew finished second, just a half-length in front of Red Defense. Ain’t No Other and Tamarack Smarty rounded out the short field. The victory vindicated a third comeback for Compari, who won two of his first three starts, including the $250,000 Snow Chief Stakes, before he was forced to the sidelines from April to December of 2009. He picked right back where he left off, winning his next four

straight races including the grade II, $150,000 Arcadia Handicap. After a fifth-place finish in the Hollywood Gold Cup Handicap (grade I), Compari went to the sidelines again, this time until April of 2011. He wasn’t quite right that time, and only made two starts before being away until Nov. 18, 2011. Compari has won two starts since then, bringing his record to eight wins, a second and a third in 14 starts. He has earnings of $570,430. Compari, a six-year-old gelding, is out of the unraced Dixieland Band mare Southern Charm. Her dam is the grade III-placed stakes winner Fantasy Lover, a daughter of Raja Baba. Compari races for his breeders, Don Valpredo, John Nicoletti and Harris Farms Inc. Redattore shuttled the early part of his career to his native Brazil, and joined the stallion roster at Harris Farms in 2005. He was sold to Brazil’s Haras Old Friends in 2010. The Road To Success The graded stakes-winning mare Blending Element (Ire) has become one of the most dominant broodmares in California. The daughter of Great Commotion has thrown one stakes winner after another, starting with the Cee’s Tizzy fillies Tiz a Blend and Tiz Elemental. Her In Excess (Ire) filly Excessive Blend joined that group in 2009, and her War Chant colt War Element finished second in the grade II, $250,000 Citation Handicap last year. Holladay Road gave Blending Element her fourth stakes winner when he won the $100,000 Crystal Water Handicap. Warren Williamson, who has retained nearly all of Blending Element’s foals, bred the seven-year-old dark bay son of Street Cry (Ire), but Palm Desert residents Gary and Wendy Broad own the mare’s latest star. They claimed

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Compari—$100,000 Sensational Star Stakes—January 28, 2012

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Holladay Road for $25,000 out of a Del Mar Thoroughbred Club allowance optional claiming event on July 31, 2011. Both trainer Julio Canani and jockey Rafael Bejarano were concerned about the amount of speed in the 1 1/16mile Crystal Water, which was run over Santa Anita’s main dirt track. Bluegrass Reward and Macho Dorado bolted off to lead the field of six in a speed duel while Holladay Road sat at the back of the field early. The two front runners toiled after a half-mile in :44.97, and Holladay Road was able to sweep his way to the lead in the stretch. Macho Dorado ran gamely to be second, beaten 2 1/2 lengths by the winner, while Spud Spivens and grade II-placed stakes winner Thirtyfirststreet finished third and fourth. Holladay Road now has six wins, a second and two thirds from 13 starts and earnings of $231,820. Blending Element, who has thrown 100 percent winners from foals of racing age, has a two-year-old Artie Schiller colt and a yearling by colt Curlin. She was bred to Smart Strike for 2012. The Start Of Something Great The 2011 Valentine Dancer Handicap saw future grade I winner Ultra Blend defeat 2010 California Horse of the Year Evening Jewel in a thrilling finish. One year later, Chokecherymary captured her first stakes win in this

$100,000 event, surprising as an 8-1 shot in the grassy one-mile event. Fresh off a runner-up finish in the $85,800 Cat’s Cradle Handicap, Chokecherymary enjoyed the return to turf, which she hadn’t seen since October of last year. Under jockey Corey Nakatani, Chokecherymary settled back sixth in a strung out seven-horse field while grade II winner California Nectar set the pace. The field bunched up down the stretch, and Chokecherymary rallied just in time to hit the wire half a length in front of California Nectar, who finished a neck in front of Secret Cove. Dual stakew winner Halo Dolly finished another nose back in fourth. Trainer Gary Mandella conditions the four-year-old daughter of Capsized (Running C Ranch) for Simi Valley residents Steve and Sue Wasko. Mandella noted that the filly has a “a pretty significant turn of foot,” a trait that has propelled her to three wins, two seconds and a third in nine starts. Chokecherymary has earned $172,478. BnD Thoroughbreds bred Chokecherymary, who is the first stakes winner for her Gilded Time dam Sassy Rhythm. Four of the mare’s five foals to race have been winners,

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Unzip Me—$86,600 Wishing Well Stakes—January 29, 2012

TRAPPER Iron Cat—Ananda, by Hold Your Peace

2011 Leading 3rd Crop Sires of West Region* Breds by SPI Winner of the $100,000 California Sprint Championship Handicap, defeating stakes winners GREEN TEAM, MENS EXCLUSIVE and HOOVERGETTHEKEY running six furlongs in 1:09 1/5. Finished 3rd in the $150,000 California Cup Sprint Handicap at Santa Anita Park to GREEN TEAM and SUMMER SERVICE. TRAPPER has posted outstanding statistics from a limited number of runners. His average earnings per runner are over $40,400. Progeny to race are led by Upstairs Maid (8 wins to 5, 2012, $231,546), Trapper’s Bounty (5 wins to 5, 2012, $162,718), River Ranch ($50,220) and Trappers Sonnet (2 wins at 2, 2011, gate-to-wire maiden winner by 3 lengths).

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although Chokecherymary, who also finished fourth in the $100,000 Fleet Treat Stakes over the summer, is by far her most accomplished runner. The March To A Million Unzip Me marched ever closer to the $1 million earnings mark with her victory in the $86,600 Wishing Well Stakes on Jan 29. It was the 10th stakes win for the flashy chestnut daughter of City Zip, who boasts earnings of $959,228. She is in line to be California’s next millionaire, and just one more stakes win will be enough to get her there. Scratched out of the Valentine Dancer Stakes the previous day, Unzip Me skipped the chance to run against state-breds and instead tackled an opencompany field of seven rivals. Under Bejarano, Unzip Me tracked a hot pace down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course and fought gamely in the stretch to defeat the mares Teroda and Remit by a half-length and neck in 1:11.94. Teroda returned to win her next start on Feb. 17. Unzip Me has now won sevens races down the hillside turf course, and she has 14 wins, four seconds and four thirds in 25 starts overall. She is campaigned by Harris Farms Inc., Don Valpredo, Per Antonsen and her trainer Martin Jones. She was bred by Harris and Valpredo, who are also responsible for her first three dams; Escape With Me, Soviet Problem and Nopro Blama. Unzip Me’s second dam, the brilliant graded stakes winner Soviet Problem, only earned $905,546 before her retirement in 1995. Her equally brilliant granddaughter has now passed her in that regard. www.ctba.com


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Clostridium Infections In Neonatal Foals

by HEATHER SMITH THOMAS Photos by Josie Traub-Dargatz Young foals are very vulnerable to many diseases that may cause diarrhea. Risk factors vary, depending on geographic regions and the environment (and level of contamination) on the individual farm where foals are born. One of the most serious GI tract infections in neonatal foals is caused by certain species and types of Clostridium bacteria. These are hardy, spore-forming bacteria that are often present in soil and sometimes in the GI tract of animals. Some species of Clostridia cause other diseases, including tetanus, botulism, black disease, malignant edema and blackleg. There are some very effective vaccines for protecting calves, lambs and goat kids against Clostridium perfringens, which causes severe GI tract infections in young animals, but no vaccine has yet been produced and licensed for use in horses. The Disease Josie Traub-Dargatz, DVM (Colorado State University) says young foals pick up the bacteria soon after birth. “We usually see clinical signs of Clostridial enterocolitis in neonatal foals when they are one to five days of age, with most of them showing signs at about three days of age. We did a study a few years ago, in which we did cultures on foals’ feces on a number of farms. We found that 90 percent of neonatal foals, the majority of which remained normal and healthy, have C. perfringens in their feces,” she says. These bacteria are often a normal resident of the bovine GI tract, and are also commonly found in horses—especially young foals. Older foals and adult horses tend to have fewer instances in which these bacteria are present. “For whatever reason, the neonatal animal’s intestinal tract is more permissive for these bacteria to be there. We wonder if it might be because they have not yet developed the entire spectrum of ‘normal’ flora. Our question is, if the occurrence of these bacteria in the intestine is so common, why do some animals get sick and others do not? The bacteria become pathogenic when they A foal with evidence of trauma to the head produce various from rolling around with colic.

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toxins. In the animals that remain normal, perhaps the intestinal environment is a factor in determining whether the bacteria produce large amounts of toxins or not. There may also be other factors,” says Traub-Dargatz. There are several types of C. perfringens. The most common are A, B, C and D. “Type A produces fewer toxins, compared to B, C and D. When we find type C in a foal, it is almost always associated with disease. Another species, C. difficile, has also been associated with diarrhea, colic and enterocolitis in foals,” she explains. The bacteria are commonly present in the environment, especially in the soil, and reside in normal animals (present in their feces) so it is impossible to eliminate all exposure. Symptoms The first signs you might notice in a young foal include colic and/or diarrhea. Foals may be uncomfortable and rolling, particularly right after nursing. “Some diarrhea in young foals is normal, but most typically seen at five to seven days during the mare’s foal heat, as opposed to the first one to three days of life. If there’s any blood in the stool, this could be indicative of Clostridium, but not the only cause of these signs,” says Traub-Dargatz. “Colic associated with diarrhea, particularly in the first three days of life, would make us suspicious it might be this disease. Some of these foals will have a distended (bloated) abdomen but many don’t. They usually don’t have fever. With Clostridium infection, their temperature is usually normal or low. It becomes subnormal if they go into shock.” It’s often the big, strong, healthy babies (especially the ones whose dams milk well) that suddenly become sick. It’s been speculated that large volumes of milk in the GI tract may make a more perfect environment for these bacteria to proliferate. A sudden onset of illness is typical. Regarding colic, the horse owner must keep in mind that there can be many reasons for abdominal discomfort in young foals (including constipation and retained meconium—difficulty passing the first bowel movements). “Gastric ulcers are another possibility. It’s amazing how quickly some foals can develop ulcers, even in the first few days of life,” says TraubDargatz. Not all foals get diarrhea with a Clostridium infection but most of them do. “When the veterinarian examines the foal and does blood work, there may be changes in the white blood cell count and type of white cells and this might be indicative of how serious the disease might be. As it advances, the foal also becomes dehydrated,” she says. These foals may go into shock very quickly, at which point it becomes harder to save them. Signs of shock include weakness, dullness, dehydration, recumbency (lying down and unable to get up), subnormal temperature,

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cold limbs and pale or red mucous membranes. Young foals should always be closely monitoring during the first days of life because they can become extremely ill very quickly when suffering from Clostridial infection. Prevention Gary Magdesian, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, ACVECC, ACVCP (Associate Professor of Equine Critical Care at UC Davis) says it can be a challenge to prevent this disease in foals. Some breeders who’ve had serious problems in foals have resorted to using the cattle vaccine in pregnant mares, to build immunity and create antibodies that would then be present in colostrum to help protect their foals. There are some downsides to using the cattle vaccine, and a few reports of serious side effects such as abscesses at the injection site. Since this is off-label use for this vaccine, it should only be used if recommended by your own veterinarian. “Because it’s not approved for horses, it’s not an ideal option, but in some instances where the outbreaks are severe and people are losing foals, it may be helpful for certain types of C. perfringens infections,” says Magdesian. “Regarding routine prevention, there are a lot of other things people can do. There have been some studies looking at risk factors for diarrhea in foals and some of the things that can help reduce diarrhea in general and also Clostridial enteritis in particular would be disinfecting stalls between foalings. This is easier said than done, however,” says Magdesian. Most people have stalls with dirt floors and wood siding, and these are difficult surfaces to disinfect. “A large breeding farm might want to have disinfectable stalls, which would mean solid surfaces that are not porous—something smooth that’s easy to completely wash. If you have dirt floor and wood sides, you could apply a marine paint or varnish to the wood. If you put a double coat over the wood, this will help seal it. For floors, remove as much bedding and organic material as possible and then use stall mats. Between foalings, take the stall mats out and wash and disinfect them,” he says. Disinfection includes not only the use of a good disinfectant, but also a prior scrubbing with a good detergent. “I usually recommend liquid Tide detergent, and a lot of elbow grease in scrubbing. Scrub the walls and stall mats with a

scrub brush and liquid detergent first, then rinse and let it dry, and then apply the disinfectant. It will be much more effective that way. Make sure that whatever disinfectant is used, you follow the label directions and have enough contact time. A lot of people apply a disinfectant and then rinse it off, but each kind of disinfectant has its own recommended contact time.” Use a disinfectant that retains some activity in organic material. In many situations it’s hard to get rid of every bit of organic material, and some of the commonly used disinfectants are inactivated when they come into contact with organic material such as straw, hay, manure, wood chips, etc. “Regarding Clostridium bacteria, unfortunately C. perfringens and C. difficile (the two that most commonly cause diarrhea in foals) both sporulate, which makes them very resistant to disinfectant. That’s why it’s so important to manually scrub with a detergent to get rid of contamination and reduce the number of spores on the stall walls and floors by physically removing them. There are some new disinfectants—peroxygen compounds—which will actually kill these spores, and you could discuss with your vet the availability of these. Most routine disinfectants have little or no activity against these spores,” he explains. For farms that are having outbreak situations, he recommends foaling mares outside, on grass pastures, whenever possible—if the weather is good enough. “This can be better than putting them in the barn where other sick foals have been. Sunshine is one of the best disinfectants, and the concentration of Clostridium out on a green, grassy pasture will be lower than in an area where there have been a lot of animals,” says Magdesian. Another part of a prevention strategy is to clean the mare prior to foaling. “Washing the mare before you put her in the foaling stall can be helpful. Pay particular attention to cleaning her udder, hind legs, perineum, tail, and any other areas the foal will nuzzle and try to suck on while seeking the udder. If he ingests clostridial spores that are on the mare’s udder or tail before he even gets colostrum, this sets up perfect circumstances for clostridial diarrhea,” he says.

A foal with yellow diarrhea.

A full thickness defect in the intestine (at necropsy).

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Horse Care Cont’d. Some types of Clostridium perfringens can be a normal inhabitant of the equine GI tract. “C. perfringens is often found in low numbers in normal, healthy horses. It can be a numbers game. If you find it in low numbers in some of the horses, manure control is very important. Cleaning stalls daily or twice daily to prevent buildup of manure and spores will help. If you can clean out a pile of manure before the mare tramples it and spreads it all over the stall (or lies in it) this will limit the spread of clostridial spores,” he explains. “Also make sure the foals get adequate colostrum and are healthy from the time of birth, to minimize the development of diarrhea.” Some of the more severe cases of diarrhea are caused by Type C. “This type causes hemorrhagic diarrhea and a higher mortality rate associated with it. It, too, can be shed by adult horses or other livestock in manure. If there have been cattle, sheep or goats in the barn or foaling areas, this can create a greater risk,” he says. These animals may have Types C or D. Another thing that’s important is to make sure the mare is brought to the foaling environment (the breeding farm where she will foal) at least a month or six weeks before she foals. This will give her time to settle in and not be stressed. She will also develop antibodies to the pathogens in this environment. “She will be exposed to the disease organisms there, and enrich her colostrum with those specific antibodies,” he says. Weather may be a factor in the number of cases in a certain year. “I don’t think there’s been any documentation regarding weather and amount of precipitation, and this will vary with the geography, but if mares are foaling in muddy conditions rather than on a grassy pasture, this could make a difference. In general, bacteria prefer moist conditions because they need moisture to replicate. It’s hard to clean up manure when things are wet,” he says. Treatment Early detection is crucial. You have a better chance of saving the foal if you discover a problem early and start

The gray-positive, rod-shaped clostridial bacteria.

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treating it quickly. “Often we treat foals with a presumptive diagnosis. We don’t wait for test results or the foal might be dead by the time we get the results,” says Magdesian. “The specific treatment is metronidazole given orally or intravenously. In severe cases we’ll use it intravenously (since we’re giving IV fluids to these foals anyway). Sometimes the foals have ileus; the gut is shut down and not moving, so any medicine given orally will be ineffective. Any time a foal is colicky or their gut is distended/bloated and they’re in pain, we’ll administer the drug intravenously instead of orally,” he says. “Another arm of treatment in these foals is good supportive care. They often need critical care/intensive care, with IV fluids and broad-spectrum antibiotics to prevent sepsis, and hemodynamic support—which means making sure they are hydrated and their blood pressure is adequate,” explains Magdesian. Without quick treatment and care, these foals will often go into shock and it can be more difficult to save them. “The third arm of dealing with this disease is ancillary treatment to reduce the toxin load. There are some studies that show Bio-Sponge to be effective for this. Bio-Sponge is a smectite product that may bind clostridial toxins. Another thing that vets may use is anti-toxin, particularly for Type C (the livestock antitoxin is for Type C and D). We only use this in severe cases, because there is some risk for allergic reactions to those products,” he says. If the foal is in pain, the veterinarian may also recommend pain medication. “Sometimes we use Banamine, but try to minimize it because it can reduce perfusion to the gut. We’ll use low doses, or use it just for short periods. We sometimes use opioid drugs like butorphanol to reduce severe gut pain, if the foal is colicky or distended.” “We may also use lactase enzyme given orally. The Clostridial infections are associated with lactase deficiency. The foals may get a more severe or persistent diarrhea because of lactose intolerance. The Clostridial organisms damage the intestinal lining and cause denuding of the little micro-villi in the small intestine that synthesize lactase. This makes it to where the foal can’t digest milk properly,” he explains. “An important part of treatment is therefore to temporarily reduce the foal’s milk intake. Sometimes we hold a foal off milk completely if he has severe diarrhea, colic, or abdominal distension. We may hold him off milk for 24 to 72 hours and keep him on intravenous feedings during that time,” he says. “Lastly, there is an experimental treatment being used in C. difficile diarrheas in humans, called NZT (nitazoxanide). This may become part of the treatment of foals in the future. This has been shown to be effective against C. difficile in humans and should have activity against C. perfringens as well. At this point it is still experimental and needs more study, but your vet might decide to try it in a severe case in a foal. It is administered orally,” says Magdesian.

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UNDER CAUTION Ranked 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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New To Victory Rose SEA OF SECRETS • 79% Starters/Foals • 73% Winners/Starters • Average Earnings Per Starter $45,000+ Graded Stakes Winner SEA OF SECRETS has relocated 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 graded stakesplaced MY MISS STORM CAT. 2011 stakes winners include HERMOSILLO, HALEY’S HALO and TYCHONIC CHOICE, stakes-placed Bythebeautifulsea, Hidden Expense and Shred the Secrets.

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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 18 races, 14 in stakes with earnings of $1,683,181. Won the Gr. II, $150,000 San Francisco Mile, defeating Gr. I winner MONTEREY JAZZ. Only horse to win the California Cup Classic Hcp. at Oak Tree at Santa Anita twice, defeating CELTIC DREAMIN, LAVA MAN and LETHAL 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 Gr. II winner ENRICHED.

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GOING BALLISTIC Graded Stakes Winner of Almost $1.2 Million A versatile and durable racehorse won from the age of two to seven on both dirt and turf from 7 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/8, including G2 Super Derby. By G1-winning millionaire LITE THE FUSE out of HOLY LIGHTNING by HOLY BULL. Pedigree free of Northern Dancer, Mr. Prospector and Raise a Native “He displayed class throughout a long career and won or placed in a number of important races. He’s a distinguished, eye-catching individual and his pedigree is a total outcross. What’s not to like?” –Ellen Jackson

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California Statistical Review Nick Alexander Skimmed, 2004 b. m. by Skimming Joseph T. Alvarez III Stoney Fleece, 2009 b. c. by Decarchy Gregg Anderson Amazombie, 2006 b. g. by Northern Afleet Rick M. & Michael V. Arthur Bloemer Girl, 2008 dk.b. or br. f. by Bertrando Sam & Carl Asadurian Chiloquin, 2008 dk.b. or br. g. by Tribal Rule Jim Atwell & Janet Lyons Lyon's Growl, 2006 ch. g. by Roar Madeline Auerbach & David Abrams Mensa Heat, 2006 dk.b. or br. g. by Unusual Heat Madeline Auerbach, David Abrams & Sonny Pais Burns, 2008 b. g. by Unusual Heat Ed Bernstein, Brian Greenspun, Bruce Headley & Irwin Molasky M One Rifle, 2006 dk.b. or br. g. by One Man Army Billingsley Creek Ranch Meet Me At Wilsons, 2007 ch. g. by Old Topper BnD Chase Thoroughbreds & Elven Adams Ultra Blend, 2006 b. m. by Richly Blended Nick Cafarchia Rare Sunset, 2005 b. m. by Anziyan Julio Canani Ruler of Dubai, 2009 b. g. by Tribal Rule Darren Carraway & Judd Whitworth Lookn Wild, 2008 b. c. by Ministers Wild Cat Chambers, Bernhardt & MacNeil Passing Game, 2009 dk.b. or br. c. by Game Plan Everest Stables Inc. On My Honor, 2008 ch. c. by Petionville Stephen Ferraro Ismene, 2009 dk.b. or br. f. by Tribal Rule John & Diane Fradkin Starlight Magic, 2009 gr./ro. f. by Marino Marini

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Breeders Of California-Foaled Stakes Winners In 2011 Pete Gallegos Joe Ja, 2008 b. f. by Ministers Wild Cat Halo Farms Miles Rules, 2008 ch. f. by Tribal Rule Daniel L. Harralson Oh Lord, 2006 b. g. by Zone Lord Harris Farms Inc. Logical Single, 2007 b. f. by Singletary Quick Enough, 2004 dk.b. or br. g. by High Brite Harris Farms Inc. & Donald Valpredo Unzip Me, 2006 ch. m. by City Zip Hi Card Ranch California Flag, 2004 gr./ro. g. by Avenue of Flags Lathrop G. Hoffman Hayley's Halo, 2007 dk.b. or br. f. by Sea of Secrets Jerry & Janet Hollendorfer, George Todaro & Erik Amlie City Route, 2009 ch. f. by Globalize Gary & Marlene Howard Robindip, 2009 dk.b. or br. g. by Stormy Jack King Edward Racing Stable Liberian Freighter, 2005 dk.b. or br. g. by Bertrando George Krikorian Hezamazing, 2005 dk.b. or br. g. by Indy Film J. Chance Kruljac La Nez, 2007 dk.b. or br. f. by Storm Creek Ernest L. Langbein, William Morey, Kenneth Robinson & Dwaine Hall Bold Chieftain, 2003 dk.b. or br. h. by Chief Seattle Joshua & Jason Litt & Dennis O'Neill Lucky Primo, 2006 b. g. by Atticus Terry C. Lovingier Unhitchthetrailor, 2009 dk.b. or br. c. by Kafwain Willa B Awesome, 2009 ch. f. by Awesome Gambler

Betty L. & Larry Mabee Evening Jewel, 2007 b. f. by Northern Afleet Trip the General, 2005 dk.b. or br. g. by General Meeting Mike Machowsky Caracortado, 2007 ch. g. by Cat Dreams Madera Thoroughbreds LLC Got Even, 2009 dk.b. or br. g. by Stephen Got Even Summer Mayberry Pack Your Bags, 2005 b. g. by Flying Continental Mr. & Mrs. Lou Neve Awesome Indy, 2008 b. c. by Golden Missile Ted & Judy Nichols Teddy's Promise, 2008 dk.b. or br. f. by Salt Lake John Nicoletti Sourdough Sam, 2007 dk.b. or br. g. by Decarchy Old English Rancho Acclamation, 2006 b. h. by Unusual Heat Norvsky, 2006 b. g. by Vronsky Old English Rancho & Berumen Excessive Passion, 2007 b. c. by Vronsky Doug O'Neill & Mark Gorman Thirtyfirststreet, 2008 b. c. by Good Journey Dr. John Piconi Heleonor Rugby, 2009 b. f. by Tribal Rule Rancho San Miguel Hot Fusion, 2007 gr./ro. g. by Marino Marini Robert H. Walter Family Trust Red Hot Bern, 2009 dk.b. or br. f. by Bernstein Robomar Racing Stables & Lloyd Mason Power of Nine, 2009 b. f. by Capsized Gary Rocks Bench Points, 2008 ch. g. by Benchmark Rod & Lorraine Rodriguez Halo Dolly, 2008 dk.b. or br. f. by Popular

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Greg & Valorie Scherr Atticus Jack, 2006 ch. g. by Atticus Lee & Susan Searing Courtside, 2008 gr./ro. g. by Cindago Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Shapiro Goggles McCoy, 2007 b. g. by In Excess (Ire) Todd M. Sheehan & Donald W. Lindemann Sparkling Style, 2008 b. f. by Badge of Silver Special T Thoroughbreds Inc. Raetodandty, 2007 dk.b. or br. g. by Freespool Fran Stolich Dr Hoodoo, 2006 dk.b. or br. g. by You and I Pablo & Michelle Suarez California Nectar, 2008 b. f. by Stormy Atlantic George Todaro Cell Line Forever, 2007 b. f. by Globalize Ralph E. & Aury Todd Chalula One, 2006 dk.b. or br. m. by Bertrando Ducky Drake, 2002 dk.b. or br. g. by Benchmark Mr. & Mrs. John Toffan All Saint, 2006 gr./ro. h. by Skimming Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC Ain't No Other, 2008 b. g. by Old Topper Back of the Bus, 2008 b. g. by Ministers Wild Cat Going for a Spin, 2008 dk.b. or br. f. by Ministers Wild Cat U R All That I Am, 2006 ch. m. by Valid Wager Vessels Stallion Farm LLC Irenes Jackpot, 2008 b. f. by Jackpot Benjamin C. Warren Warren's Knockout, 2008 dk.b. or br. c. by Stormed Stephen B. Weissman Sugarinthemorning, 2008 b. f. by Candy Ride (Arg) Michael & Cory Wellman & Harris Farms Inc. Nahem, 2008 b. g. by Bertrando Julie Whitesides Teapartysuccess, 2008 ch. f. by Decarchy

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Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams Antares World, 2007 dk.b. or br. f. by Decarchy Luckarack, 2008 b. c. by Lucky Pulpit Rousing Sermon, 2009 ch. c. by Lucky Pulpit Ur My Dixie Girl, 2009 b. f. by Cause Ur Mine Willow Creek Farm Inc. Tychonic Choice, 2008 b. f. by Sea of Secrets Woodbridge Farm & James Eaton Sherman Bartlebort, 2009 dk.b. or br. g. by Tannersmyman

Pam and Martin Wygod Alywyn, 2006 b. m. by Benchmark Rule by Force, 2005 dk.b. or br. g. by Tribal Rule Pamela Ziebarth Tiz Flirtatious, 2008 dk.b. or br. f. by Tizbud Breeders Of California-Foaled Stakes Winners 2011 An alphabetical listing by breeder of all the California-foaled runners who were stakes winners in North America (U. S., Canada & Puerto Rico) during 2011.

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California Statistical Review Affirmative Warren’s Jitterbug Anziyan RARE SUNSET Aragorn (Ire) Anniversary Girl, Big Dreams, PACO SMART Atticus ATTICUS JACK, LUCKY PRIMO Avenue of Flags CALIFORNIA FLAG, Tarahumar Flags, THENEW NORMAL Awesome Gambler River Kiss, WILLA B AWESOME Behrens Colony Queen Benchmark ALYWYN, BENCH POINTS, Caitie’s Secret, DUCKY DRAKE, Malone Slam, Markmelauras, POINT OF REFERENCE, Scarlett’s Mark, Wine Thief, Zenidekka Bertrando BLOEMER GIRL, CHALULA ONE, Dot’s Mark, Exotic Slew, LIBERIAN FREIGHTER, NAHEM, Salty Sarah, Tactful Birdonthewire Soul Candy Bring the Heat Firefall Broadway Moon Warren’s Amber Capsized Chokecherymary, POWER OF NINE, Summer Surprise Cat Dreams CARACORTADO, Real Dream Category Five TUFFERNHELL Cee’s Tizzy Cost of Freedom, Earnednevergiven, Jane Doe, Saanneen

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2011 Stakes Horses By California Stallions Cindago COURTSIDE Cobra King MEMO TO MYA, SKIP ALONG LOU Comic Strip TABLE MESA, Tornado Betty Decarchy ANTARES WORLD, Distant Image, Ilikechocolatemilk, Motown Men, Panettone, Quisisana, SOURDOUGH SAM, STONEY FLEECE, TEAPARTYSUCCESS, Zephaniah Deputy Commander Haddix, Jacobino, Lady for a Day Devon Lane BEV’S FAST LANE, CHUCHULUCO, FAN’S CAT, Russianontherail Dixie Dot Com Jubilaem Doc Gus Warren’s Flyer Dominique’s Cat MI DOMSCAT Don’tsellmeshort Sold Short Emerald Jig Brother Louie Extra Warren’s Blossom Fabulous Champ Fabulous Gold Flame Thrower Archuleta, Flamin’ Hot Flying Continental PACK YOUR BAGS Formal Gold Coalbanks Landing, Formal Plan, Thunder Man Free House Fox in the House

Freespool Boundary Lane, Brooke’s Dream, Hawkers Gate, JOE’S CANNON, RAETODANDTY Fusaichi Zenon (Jpn) HONSHU CITY, Zenon’s Star Game Plan PASSING GAME General Gem Charging General Meeting Bold General, TRIP THE GENERAL Giacomo BY BY INHERITANCE, Daughter’s Pride, DISPOSABLEPLEASURE, GO VIVIAN GO, Jackie Mo, JAKE MO, Jomelo, Lady Giacamo, Spirits West, Tina Lena Too Globalize CELL LINE FOREVER, CITY ROUTE, Glo Bou Liza, Life Is a Rock, Pokomoke Good Journey THIRTYFIRSTSTREET Grey Memo Littleman John, Shigeo Half a Year Rusty Monet Helmsman Guiding Hand, Starboardlights High Brite My Brite Caroline, QUICK ENOUGH Iam the Iceman Brother Man Indy Film HEZAMAZING In Excess (Ire) EZ DREAMER, GOGGLES MCCOY, Indiana Nana, Kingpin Ryno, Magic School, Megamigo, Mr. Excessive, NOMANISANISLAND, Three Vases Jackpot IRENES JACKPOT, Legal Separation

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Kafwain DAISY DEVINE, For You My Heart, Hannah’s Holiday, Kid Rambo, Priceless Beauty, THIRD CHANCE, TOURMALINE, TWELVE TWENTY TWO, UNHITCHTHETRAILOR King of the Hunt Babicora, King’s Water Lilly Kissin Kris Kiss Me Goodbye Latin American Duramax Lil Tyler Red Ticket Lucayan Prince Always in Style Lucky Pulpit LUCKARACK, ROUSING SERMON, Woodmans Luck, Woodpulp Madraar Mad About Fuzz Malek (Chi) Inhoc Signo Vinces Marino Marini Bleach Blonde, Hello Brown, HOT FUSION, Marshal Marini, Queenie Marini, Shudacudawudya, Silver Cinders, Silver Sensation, STARLIGHT MAGIC, Taylor Marini, Tio Vic Ministers Wild Cat BACK OF THE BUS, Caged Mistress, CASTINETTE DANCER, GOING FOR A SPIN, Happy Toes, HOLLYWOOD DREAMS, JOE JA, LOOKN WILD Momentum Joyzey Billy Mr. Publisher Birthday Boy Mud Route Critical Response, Mudder of Pearl Muqtarib A Jealous Woman

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Old Topper AIN’T NO OTHER, Call Me Later, HOT ON TOP, MEET ME AT WILSONS, Screaming Regal, Topasannah Olmodavor Almighty O, CRIMSON PRIDE, Passion Red One Man Army M ONE RIFLE, Ms. G. I. Jane, Scofield Barracks Paranoide (Arg) Alexassilvercharm Peppered Cat Sweetly Peppered Phonetics Cattle Call Popular HALO DOLLY, Roll Your Eyes Pulzarr NOTIAGO’S GIRL Rahy’s Quackerjack Warren’s Jack V. Redattore (Brz) Compari, Red Sun Richly Blended ULTRA BLEND Ride the Rails Lady Railrider Roar Century Union, LYON’S GROWL, Nena’s Niner, Roar Baby Roar, Roaring to Go Rocky Bar Espresso Springs, Frisky Ricky, GOT AN ITCH, LEWKACY, Nobyjo, PAGE SPRINGS, Sheshimaintenance, WHISKEY ROW Roman Dancer Nail Polish Safe in the U S A I Spy Too, SEE I A Salt Lake BOOMTOWN BRAT, Dream Sweeper, Hamazing Destiny, SALT FLAT SPEED, Silver Lake Max, TEDDY’S PROMISE, Tensas Salt

Sea of Secrets HAYLEY’S HALO, HERMOSILLO, Shred the Secrets, TYCHONIC CHOICE Seattle Bound Sea Battle Seeking Greatness Streaking Silver Siberian Summer Summertime Sal Singletary LOGICAL SINGLE, Spirited Winner Six Below UNDENIABLE CHERRY Siyah Kalem Seyah Atthe Kazba Skimming ALL SAINT, SKIMMED, SKIMMING SONG, Souvenir Winner Slew’s Saga FORTY SOMETHING, Slew the Cat, SWEET SAGA Slewvescent Castle Pines, Northern Poptart Smokester Little Duanie, Waverly Girl Snowbound Five de Mayo Soft Gold (Brz) Bahati Gold Soul of the Matter Mobilized Southern Image CALIBRACHOA, Gar, PINK CANDY, Southern Ridge, Southern Sail, WINNING IMAGE Souvenir Copy Blackie’s Crown Storm Creek Fuego, LA NEZ, Renegade Storm Stormed WARREN’S KNOCKOUT

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California-Foaled Stakes Winners Of 2011 ACCLAMATION, 2006 b. h. by Unusual Heat—Winning in Style Won Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship S. [G2], Charles Whittingham Memorial H. [G1], Eddie Read S. [G1], Jim Murray H. [G2], TVG Pacific Classic S. [G1] AIN'T NO OTHER, 2008 b. g. by Old Topper—Miami Margie Won Harry Henson S., Livermore Valley Wines S. 3rd Jess Jackson Owners' H., Lazaro Barrera Memorial S. [G3], Morvich S. [G3], Pirate's Bounty S. ALL SAINT, 2006 gr. or ro. h. by Skimming—Santa Patricia Won Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile H., Turf Paradise H., Wildcat H. 2nd Walter R. Cluer Memorial S. ALYWYN, 2006 b. m. by Benchmark—Renaissance Woman Won Al Swihart Memorial S., Runza S. 2nd Duchess of York H., Wild Rose H. 3rd John Patrick H. AMAZOMBIE, 2006 b. g. by Northern Afleet—Wilshe Amaze Won Ancient Title S. [G1], Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint [G1], Potrero Grande S. [G2], Sunshine Millions Sprint S., Tiznow S. 2nd Sensational Star H. 3rd Bing Crosby S. [G1], Los Angeles H. [G3], Triple Bend H. [G1] ANTARES WORLD, 2007 dk.b. or br. f. by Decarchy—Alashir's World Won Pacific Heights S. 2nd Work the Crowd S. ATTICUS JACK, 2006 ch. g. by Atticus—Cremedelacramer Won Ralph M. Hinds H. AWESOME INDY, 2008 b. c. by Golden Missile—Morning Jewel Won NTRA S. BACK OF THE BUS, 2008 b. g. by Ministers Wild Cat—School Meeting Won Willamette River S. 2nd McFadden Memorial S. BENCH POINTS, 2008 ch. g. by Benchmark—Mo Chuisle Won Lazaro Barrera Memorial S. [G3] 3rd Real Good Deal S., San Felipe S. [G2] www.ctba.com

BLOEMER GIRL, 2008 dk.b. or br. f. by Bertrando—Rio Tejo Won Sweet Life S. BOLD CHIEFTAIN, 2003 dk.b. or br. h. by Chief Seattle—Hooked On Music Won Bull Dog S. 2nd Alamedan H., All American S. [G3], Berkeley S. [G3], Joseph T. Grace H. BURNS, 2008 b. g. by Unusual Heat—Little Hottie Won La Jolla H. [G2] 2nd Oceanside S. CALIFORNIA FLAG, 2004 gr. or ro. g. by Avenue of Flags—Ultrafleet Won Morvich S. [G3] CALIFORNIA NECTAR, 2008 b. f. by Stormy Atlantic—Absolute Nectar Won Beverly J. Lewis S., Santa Ynez S. [G2] 2nd Harvest S. 3rd Cat's Cradle H. CARACORTADO, 2007 ch. g. by Cat Dreams—Mons Venus Won Del Mar Mile H. [G2], Sunshine Millions Turf S. 2nd Frank E. Kilroe Mile S. [G1], Shoemaker Mile S. [G1] 3rd Eddie Read S. [G1] CELL LINE FOREVER, 2007 b. f. by Globalize—Three Tee Three Won Glendale H. CHALULA ONE, 2006 dk.b. or br. m. by Bertrando—Call Mama Won Bangles and Beads S. CHILOQUIN, 2008 dk.b. or br. g. by Tribal Rule—Zzyzzx Road Won Real Good Deal S. CITY ROUTE, 2009 ch. f. by Globalize—Mood Route Won Juan Gonzalez Memorial S., Lost in the Fog S. COURTSIDE, 2008 gr. or ro. g. by Cindago—Wet Won Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint S. DR HOODOO, 2006 dk.b. or br. g. by You and I—Tipiary Won Commadore Allen Memorial S. DUCKY DRAKE, 2002 dk.b. or br. g. by Benchmark—Alice May Won Iowa Sprint H. 3rd Klaq H.

California Statistical Review EVENING JEWEL, 2007 b. f. by Northern Afleet—Jewel of the Night Won Sunshine Millions Distaff S. 2nd Valentine Dancer H. EXCESSIVE PASSION, 2007 b. c. by Vronsky—Ms Hearts N Arrows Won Sam J. Whiting Memorial H. 2nd Morvich S. [G3] GOGGLES MCCOY, 2007 b. g. by In Excess (Ire)—Swahili Song Won Jess Jackson Owners' H. GOING FOR A SPIN, 2008 dk.b. or br. f. by Ministers Wild Cat—Gender Motors Won Warren's Thoroughbreds S. GOT EVEN, 2009 dk.b. or br. g. by Stephen Got Even—Kathryns Birthday Won California Breeders Champion S. HALO DOLLY, 2008 dk.b. or br. f. by Popular—Spanish Halo Won Diamond Jubilee S., Solana Beach H. 2nd Pacific Heights S. HAYLEY'S HALO, 2007 dk.b. or br. f. by Sea of Secrets—Hilo Halo Won Chaves County S., Czaria S., Dr. O. G. Fischer Memorial H., El Dario S., First Lady H., Zia Park Distaff S. 3rd Harry Henson H. HELEONOR RUGBY, 2009 b. f. by Tribal Rule—Eleanor Rose Won California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association S., Generous Portion S. 2nd Barretts Debutante S., Juan Gonzalez Memorial S. 3rd Sorrento S. [G3] HEZAMAZING, 2005 dk.b. or br. g. by Indy Film—She's Amazing Won Hank Mills Sr. H. 2nd Arapahoe Park Classic S. HOT FUSION, 2007 gr. or ro. g. by Marino Marini—Squire Out Front Won Governor's S., Norm Goeringer Memorial S. 2nd Stars and Stripes S. 3rd Governor's Cup S. IRENES JACKPOT, 2008 b. f. by Jackpot—Irene Won Scottsdale H. 3rd Queen of the Green S.

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California Statistical Review Cont’d. ISMENE, 2009 dk.b. or br. f. by Tribal Rule—Never to Excess Won Anoakia S., California Breeders Champion S. JOE JA, 2008 b. f. by Ministers Wild Cat—Rockette Smoke Won Goldfinch S. 2nd Arizona Oaks 3rd Beverly J. Lewis S. LA NEZ, 2007 dk.b. or br. f. by Storm Creek—Iza Bay Won Irish O'Brien S. 3rd Las Cienegas H. [G3], Valentine Dancer H. LIBERIAN FREIGHTER, 2005 dk.b. or br. g. by Bertrando—Anachristina Won Arcadia S. [G2], Inglewood H. [G3] LOGICAL SINGLE, 2007 b. f. by Singletary—Zoelu Won Fran's Valentine S. 3rd Irish O'Brien S. LOOKN WILD, 2008 b. c. by Ministers Wild Cat—Smokin Sasa Won Elko Thoroughbred Derby LUCKARACK, 2008 b. c. by Lucky Pulpit—Tamarack Bay Won Jim Kostoff S. 2nd Real Good Deal S., Uniformity S. LUCKY PRIMO, 2006 b. g. by Atticus—Live Free Or Die Won Golden State Cup S. 2nd California Cup Classic S. 3rd California Dreamin' H. LYON'S GROWL, 2006 ch. g. by Roar—Denali Cat Won Open S. M ONE RIFLE, 2006 dk.b. or br. g. by One Man Army—Leanessa Won Cool Frenchy S. 2nd Los Angeles H. [G3] 3rd Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint S., Vernon O. Underwood S. [G3] MEET ME AT WILSONS, 2007 ch. g. by Old Topper—Roeshamboe Won Idabet.com - Sandy Downs Thoroughbred Sprint S. 3rd Stars and Stripes S.

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MENSA HEAT, 2006 dk.b. or br. g. by Unusual Heat—Chi Chi Nette Won On Trust H., Pirate's Bounty S. 3rd Ancient Title S. [G1] MILES RULES, 2008 ch. f. by Tribal Rule—Fair Bianca Won Melair S. NAHEM, 2008 b. g. by Bertrando—Miss Bev Hills Won Snow Chief S. NORVSKY, 2006 b. g. by Vronsky—Fimbrelith Won California Cup Classic S., California Dreamin' H. 2nd Golden State Cup S., Harry F. Brubaker S., Ralph M. Hinds H. OH LORD, 2006 b. g. by Zone Lord—T. G.'s Babe Won Secretariat Memorial S. ON MY HONOR, 2008 ch. c. by Petionville—Shapes and Shadows Won NTRA S. PACK YOUR BAGS, 2005 b. g. by Flying Continental—Ultimate Honor Won Lea County Sprint S. 3rd Premier Cup H. PASSING GAME, 2009 dk.b. or br. c by Game Plan—Fifth Avenue Suite Won Golden Nugget S. 3rd California Breeders Champion S. POWER OF NINE, 2009 b. f. by Capsized—Position of Power Won Wine Country Debutante S. 2nd Golden Gate Debutante S. QUICK ENOUGH, 2004 dk.b. or br. g. by High Brite—Donna B. Quick Won Sensational Star H. 2nd Daytona S. [G3], Tiznow S. RAETODANDTY, 2007 dk.b. or br. g. by Freespool—Yazor Won Green Flash H. RARE SUNSET, 2005 b. m. by Anziyan—Rare Royalty Won Queen of the Green S. 2nd Minnesota H. B. P. A. Mile S. RED HOT BERN, 2009 dk.b. or br. f. by Bernstein—Finidienne Won Yellowstone Downs Thoroughbred Futurity

ROBINDIP, 2009 dk.b. or br. g. by Stormy Jack—Running Stitch Won Elko Thoroughbred Futurity ROUSING SERMON, 2009 ch. c. by Lucky Pulpit—Rousing Again Won Bob Benoit California Cup Juvenile S. 2nd CashCall Futurity [G1], Real Quiet S. 3rd Graduation S., I'm Smokin S. RULE BY FORCE, 2005 dk.b. or br. g. by Tribal Rule—Smart Start Won Bienvenidos S., Coyote H. 2nd Swift S. 3rd Hank Mills Sr. H. RULER OF DUBAI, 2009 b. g. by Tribal Rule—O K Topless Won Graduation S., I'm Smokin S. 3rd Norfolk S. [G1] SHERMAN BARTLEBORT, 2009 dk.b. or br. g. by Tannersmyman—Alpenwald Won Everett Nevin Alameda County S. SKIMMED, 2004 b. m. by Skimming—Elias Beach Won Don Hooker Jenck Memorial H. SOURDOUGH SAM, 2007 dk.b. or br. g. by Decarchy—General Luster Won Oakland S. SPARKLING STYLE, 2008 b. f. by Badge of Silver—Decades of Style (Ire) Won Alphabet Kisses S. STARLIGHT MAGIC, 2009 gr. or ro. f. by Marino Marini—Star's Millennium Won Robert H. Walter California Cup Juvenile Fillies S. STONEY FLEECE, 2009 b. c. by Decarchy—Gold Fleece Won Generous S. [G3] 3rd Bob Benoit California Cup Juvenile S., Eddie Logan S. SUGARINTHEMORNING, 2008 b. f. by Candy Ride (Arg)—Social Belle Won Fleet Treat S., Manhattan Beach S. 2nd La Brea S. [G1], Torrey Pines S. TEAPARTYSUCCESS, 2008 ch. f. by Decarchy—Grand Gamble Won George Wafer Memorial S. www.ctba.com


TEDDY'S PROMISE, 2008 dk.b. or br. f. by Salt Lake—Braids and Beads Won La Brea S. [G1] THE USUAL Q. T., 2006 b. g. by Unusual Heat—Lunge 2nd Sunshine Millions Turf S. 3rd American H. [G2], Inglewood H. [G3] THIRTYFIRSTSTREET, 2008 b. c. by Good Journey—Avian Won Lone Star Derby 2nd Zia Park Derby 3rd La Jolla H. [G2], Snow Chief S. TIZ FLIRTATIOUS, 2008 dk.b. or br. f. by Tizbud—Masquerade Belle Won Cat's Cradle H. TRIP THE GENERAL, 2005 dk.b. or br. g. by General Meeting—Golden Trip Won Arapahoe Park Sprint S. 3rd Bienvenidos S., Caballos Del Sol S., Front Range S. TYCHONIC CHOICE, 2008 b. f. by Sea of Secrets—Tychonica Won Invitational H. U R ALL THAT I AM, 2006 ch. m. by Valid Wager—Fort Silver Won Work the Crowd S. 3rd California State Fair Sprint H., Luther Burbank H. ULTRA BLEND, 2006 b. m. by Richly Blended—Ankha Won B. Thoughtful S., Clement L. Hirsch S. [G1], Milady H. [G2], Valentine Dancer H. 2nd A Gleam H. [G2], Lady's Secret S. [G1] 3rd Sunshine Millions Distaff S.

California-Foaled Stakes Winners Of 2011 An alphabetical listing by breeder of all the California-foaled runners who were stakes winners in North America (U. S., Canada & Puerto Rico) during 2011.

UNHITCHTHETRAILOR, 2009 dk.b. or br. c. by Kafwain—Robotica Won Barretts Juvenile S. UNZIP ME, 2006 ch. m. by City Zip—Escape With Me Won John Deere California Cup Distaff S., Clocker's Corner H., Daisycutter H., Monrovia S. [G3] 2nd Las Cienegas H. [G3] UR MY DIXIE GIRL, 2009 b. f. by Cause Ur Mine—Dixieland Fever Won Chris Christian S.

WARREN'S KNOCKOUT, 2008 dk.b. or br. c. by Stormed—Now My Precious Won Grey Memo S. WILLA B AWESOME, 2009 ch. f. by Awesome Gambler—Cause I'm Tricky Won Barretts Debutante S. 2nd California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association S., California Breeders Champion S., Robert H. Walter California Cup Juvenile Fillies S. 3rd Cinderella S., Sharp Cat S.

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2./,+*-/ '/ Smart Strike – Secreto’s Glory, by Secreto

Lifetime earnings $112,605 From 15 starts, 6 wins, 1 place and 4 shows By twice leading sire 210/.-2./,+* sire of 10 Champions, including Horse of the Year twice )(/',&% Out of stakes winner, graded stakes-placed 2$#"$! - "% Dam of graded stakes-placed 2!"--"$%       

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Lifetime earnings $103,125 From 12 starts, 4 wins, 1 place and 2 shows By Horse of the Year and three-time Champion 2*0..'*-2'*% Out of the /', mare LOVE FOR LIFE, dam of 8 foals to race, 7 winners, including 0&&(0'-/*(&,& ($541,705) winner of the GI Santa Anita Handicap, etc., and Soft Charm dam of (''-1&-10&*22 ($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).       

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D E P A R T M E N T

California Statistical Review

Leading California-Bred Earners For 2011

RANK CALIFORNIA-BRED

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

Amazombie b. g., 5, by Northern Afleet—Wilshe Amaze Acclamation b. h., 5, by Unusual Heat—Winning in Style Ultra Blend b. m., 5, by Richly Blended—Ankha Caracortado ch. g., 4, by Cat Dreams—Mons Venus Unzip Me ch. m., 5, by City Zip—Escape With Me Teddy's Promise dk.b. or br. f., 3, by Salt Lake—Braids and Beads Mensa Heat dk.b. or br. g., 5, by Unusual Heat—Chi Chi Nette Rousing Sermon ch. c., 2, by Lucky Pulpit—Rousing Again Norvsky b. g., 5, by Vronsky—Fimbrelith Sugarinthemorning b. f., 3, by Candy Ride (Arg)—Social Belle Halo Dolly dk.b. or br. f., 3, by Popular—Spanish Halo Burns b. g., 3, by Unusual Heat—Little Hottie Unusual Suspect dk.b. or br. h., 7, by Unusual Heat—Penpont (NZ) Ain't No Other b. g., 3, by Old Topper—Miami Margie Thirtyfirststreet b. c., 3, by Good Journey—Avian Evening Jewel b. f., 4, by Northern Afleet—Jewel of the Night Heleonor Rugby b. f., 2, by Tribal Rule—Eleanor Rose Chiloquin dk.b. or br. g., 3, by Tribal Rule—Zzyzzx Road California Nectar b. f., 3, by Stormy Atlantic—Absolute Nectar Luckarack b. c., 3, by Lucky Pulpit—Tamarack Bay West Ruler b. f., 4, by Tribal Rule—West Greeley Hayley's Halo dk.b. or br. f., 4, by Sea of SecretS—Hilo Halo Willa B Awesome ch. f., 2, by Awesome Gambler—Cause I'm Tricky Diamond Journey b. f., 3, by Good Journey—Callmelauryn Quick Enough dk.b. or br. g., 7, by High Brite—Donna B. Quick Stoney Fleece b. c., 2, by Decarchy—Gold Fleece Ducky Drake dk.b. or br. g., 9, by Benchmark—Alice May Ruler of Dubai b. g., 2, by Tribal Rule—O K Topless Spud Spivens b. g., 3, by Tizbud—Oceans Reality Courtside gr. or ro. g., 3, by Cindago—Wet Atticus Jack ch. g., 5, by Atticus—Cremedelacramer Jax El dk.b. or br. f., 4, by Unusual Heat—Sci Fi Kin Lady Railrider dk.b. or br. m., 6, by Ride the Rails—Lady Evergreen Liberian Freighter dk.b. or br. g., 6, by Bertrando—Anachristina Earnednevergiven b. g., 7, by Cee's Tizzy—Code It Nikki Dance With Gable dk.b. or br. g., 7, by Dance Floor—Garbo Ismene dk.b. or br. f., 2, by Tribal Rule—Never to Excess Brown Is Beige dk.b. or br. f., 3, by Popular—Hoochie Coochie Yodelen Dan dk.b. or br. g., 8, by Swiss Yodeler—Domasco Danielle Warren's Knockout dk.b. or br. c., 3, by Stormed—Now My Precious Bench Points ch. g., 3, by Benchmark—Mo Chuisle Legal Separation ch. g., 4, by Jackpot—Stormy Divorce Nahem b. g., 3, by Bertrando—Miss Bev Hills Master Chef dk.b. or br. g., 4, by Vronsky—Grilltoperfection Raetodandty dk.b. or br. g., 4, by Freespool—Yazor Secret Cove b. f., 3, by Tribal Rule—Tizadream Logical Single b. f., 4, by Singletary—Zoelu Bleach Blonde gr. or ro. f., 4, by Marino Marini—Pundit Bold Chieftain dk.b. or br. h., 8, by Chief Seattle—Hooked On Music Holladay Road dk.b. or br. g., 6, by Street Cry (Ire)—Blending Element (Ire)

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BREEDER(S)

EARNINGS

Gregg Anderson $1,327,000 Old English Rancho 1,126,000 BnD Chase Thoroughbreds & Elven Adams 648,000 Mike Machowsky 477,585 Harris Farms Inc. & Donald Valpredo 309,715 Ted & Judy Nichols 289,408 Madeline Auerbach & David Abrams 286,622 Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams 274,000 Old English Rancho 259,306 Stephen B. Weissman 250,980 Rod & Lorraine Rodriguez 245,510 Madeline Auerbach, David Abrams & Sonny Pais 245,438 David Abrams 226,340 Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC 214,083 Doug O'Neill & Mark Gorman 208,000 Betty L. & Larry Mabee 205,456 Dr. John Piconi 205,306 Sam & Carl Asadurian 202,764 Pablo & Michelle Suarez 200,200 Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams 200,070 James Wong 198,696 Lathrop G. Hoffman 193,000 Terry C. Lovingier 173,896 Zaun Racing Stable 172,320 Harris Farms 172,153 Joseph T. Alvarez III 170,860 Ralph & Aury Todd 170,669 Julio Canani 168,960 Harris Farms 166,094 Lee & Susan Searing 164,620 Greg & Valorie Scherr 163,344 David Abrams & Madeline Auerbach 162,460 Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams 158,850 King Edward Racing Stable 153,000 Briere Thoroughbreds 152,830 Blooming Hills Inc. 151,200 Stephen Ferraro 150,630 Dr. & Mrs. William T. Gray 149,840 Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams 149,528 Benjamin C. Warren 145,838 Gary Rocks 145,680 Vessels Stallion Farm LLC 145,608 Michael & Cory Wellman & Harris Farms Inc 144,740 Old English Rancho 143,344 Special T Thoroughbreds Inc. 141,536 Pam & Martin Wygod 141,299 Harris Farms 138,346 Mason Brett 137,508 Ernest L. Langbein, William Morey, Kenneth Robinson & Dwaine Hall 131,020 Williamson Racing LLC 130,140

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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—First Foals Due 2012 5 Two-year-old winners out of 7 (71.43%) in 1st dam of Bonnrita.

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D E P A R T M E N T

Available Statistics Through February 5, 2012

Leading Sires in California

Leading Sires by Number of Races Won

Leading Sires by Money Won Rank Sire Runners 1. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 2. In Excess (Ire)† . . . . . . . . . . 46 3. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 4. Bertrando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 5. Southern Image . . . . . . . . . 36 6. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 7. Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . . 45 8. Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 9. Redattore (Brz)• . . . . . . . . . .33 10. Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 11. High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 12. Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . 46 13. Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 14. Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . 38 15. Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 16. Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . 14 17. Muqtarib† . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 18. Perfect Mandate . . . . . . . . . .20 19. Siberian Summer* . . . . . . . . 24 20. Giacomo# . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 21. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 22. Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . 7 23. Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 24. Capsized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 25. Popular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 26. Aragorn (Ire)# . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 27. Momentum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 28. Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . 16 29. Formal Gold• . . . . . . . . . . . .35 30. Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . 29 31. Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . 33 32. Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 33. Rocky Bar# . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 34. Olmodavor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 35. Flame Thrower . . . . . . . . . . . 16 36. Our New Recruit* . . . . . . . . 12 37. Cindago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 38. One Man Army . . . . . . . . . . 10 39. Comic Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 40. Trapper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 41 Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 42. Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 43. Freespool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 44. Memo (Chi)• . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 45. Sought After . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 46. Rio Verde . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 47. Cee's Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 48. Stormy Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 49. Singletary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 50. Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

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Starts 78 68 78 66 49 84 70 61 48 66 44 63 22 54 50 21 19 33 34 44 24 11 59 25 25 41 43 22 57 44 52 21 31 36 21 18 8 15 19 7 27 2 43 24 10 17 26 20 18 20

Races Won 15 14 11 10 10 15 19 8 5 8 11 7 5 7 10 3 4 5 3 6 3 2 4 3 2 5 7 2 4 3 6 1 6 7 4 2 2 2 3 1 2 1 3 4 2 2 4 3 4 3

Earnings $428,645 310,918 236,107 222,576 207,610 205,115 204,426 189,840 180,797 176,284 163,180 163,083 153,348 137,190 128,193 120,098 115,397 112,737 103,271 102,408 97,060 91,950 89,847 85,958 85,300 84,246 82,264 81,830 74,752 68,520 67,169 60,257 60,004 59,648 59,571 54,190 52,584 49,771 48,065 47,664 47,664 45,200 42,160 41,841 32,407 32,341 31,474 31,204 31,082 28,615

Rank Sire Runners 1. Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . 45 2. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . .51 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . 52 4. In Excess (Ire)† . . . . . . . . 46 5. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . .56 High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 7. Bertrando . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Southern Image . . . . . . . 36 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 10. Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . 49 12. Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . .46 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . .38 Momentum . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Olmodavor . . . . . . . . . . . 22 16. Giacomo# . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . .33 Rocky Bar# . . . . . . . . . . .21 19. Redattore (Brz)• . . . . . . . 33 Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Perfect Mandate . . . . . . . 20 Aragorn (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . 28

Starts 70 78 84 68 78 44 66 49 50 61 66 63 54 43 36 44 52 31 48 22 33 41

Races Won 19 15 15 14 11 11 10 10 10 8 8 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 5 5 5 5

Earnings $204,426 428,645 205,115 310,918 236,107 163,180 222,576 207,610 128,193 189,840 176,284 163,083 137,190 82,264 59,648 102,408 67,169 60,004 180,797 153,348 112,737 84,246

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

Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . 7 Cindago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Muqtarib† . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Trapper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . 51 In Excess (Ire)† . . . . . . . . . . 46 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Southern Image . . . . . . . . . 36 Perfect Mandate . . . . . . . . . 20 High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Redattore (Brz)• . . . . . . . . . 33 Illinois Storm* . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Sought After . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Capsized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . .16 Popular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 One Man Army . . . . . . . . . . 10 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Races Won 2 2 4 5 1 3 15 14 3 10 5 11 5 1 2 3 2 2 2 8

Average Earnings/ Earnings Runner $91,950 52,584 115,397 153,348 47,664 120,098 428,645 310,918 97,060 207,610 112,737 163,180 180,797 27,379 32,407 85,958 81,830 85,300 49,771 89,840

$13,136 10,517 10,491 10,223 9,533 8,578 8,405 6,759 6,066 5,767 5,637 5,627 5,479 5,476 5,401 5,372 5,114 5,018 4,977 4,868

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Leading Sires by Turf Earnings

Leading Sires by Number of Winners

(Minimum 10 Starts Lifetime)

Rank Sire

Runners

1. Ministers Wild Cat.............. 45 2. In Excess (Ire)†................... 46 Benchmark......................... 52 4. Unusual Heat ..................... 51 Tribal Rule ...........................56 6. High Brite* ......................... 29 7. Bertrando ........................... 46 Southern Image.................. 36 Salt Lake* ........................... 35 10. Old Topper ........................ 49 Swiss Yodeler..................... 46 Marino Marini ..................... 38 13. Kafwain ............................. 39 Giacomo#............................31 Momentum........................ 29 Rocky Bar# ........................ 21 Olmodavor ........................ 22 18. Vronsky ...............................15 Perfect Mandate ............... 20 Sea of Secrets.................... 33

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

Winners

Races Won

Earnings

Rank Sire

18 13 13 11 11 10 9 9 9 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5

19 14 15 15 11 11 10 10 10 8 7 7 8 6 7 6 7 5 5 6

$204,426 310,918 205,115 428,645 236,107 163,180 222,576 207,610 128,193 176,284 163,083 137,190 189,840 102,408 82,264 60,004 59,648 153,348 112,737 67,169

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 ............. 25 In Excess (Ire)†........... 12 Redattore (Brz)• ........... 7 Vronsky ...................... 4 Muqtarib† ................... 3 Capsized.................... 1 Perfect Mandate ......... 6 Suances (GB) ............. 4 Siberian Summer* ....... 8 Tribal Rule .................. 10 Old Topper ................. 4 Aragorn (Ire)# ............... 7 Cyclotron ..................... 1 Ministers Wild Cat..... 5 Benchmark................... 8 Decarchy..................... 9 Atticus.......................... 2 Olmodavor .................. 3 Singletary .................. 4 Cactus Creole ............ 2

32 16 9 5 4 1 6 6 10 12 4 9 1 5 10 9 2 3 4 3

5 4 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1

6 4 3 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1

Leading Sires by Median Earnings Per Runner

Leading Sires by Average Earnings Per Start

(Minimum 10 Runners)

(Minimum 100 Starts)

Runners

Trapper ............................. 5 Expressionist ..................... 6 Suances (GB)................... 14 Lucky Pulpit ......................16 Unusual Heat ....................51 Perfect Mandate .............. 20 Peteski's Charm .............. 6 Benchmark ..................... 52 Sky Terrace ........................ 5 Sought After ...................... 6 Ancient Art ........................ 6 Rocky Bar# ..................... 21 Ministers Wild Cat ........... 45 Capsized.......................... 16 Our New Recruit*..............12 Stormed........................... 5 Awesome Gambler ........... 7 18. In Excess (Ire)† ................ 46 19. Southern Image .............. 36 20. One Man Army................. 10

Races Won 1 3 3 3 15 5 1 15 1 2 0 6 19 3 2 0 2 14 10 2

Median Earnings/ Earnings Runner $47,664 18,610 120,098 97,060 428,645 112,737 19,883 205,115 13,503 32,407 13,390 60,004 204,426 85,958 54,190 13,832 91,950 310,918 207,610 49,771

$5,320 4,061 3,323 3,185 2,725 2,619 2,416 2,233 2,196 2,180 2,000 1,995 1,980 1,860 1,795 1,730 1,730 1,670 1,660 1,612

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

Runners

Awesome Gambler............ 7 Vronsky ......................... 15 Muqtarib†.........................11 Suances (GB) ................. 14 Unusual Heat ................ 51 In Excess (Ire)†............... 46 Southern Image .............. 36 Lucky Pulpit .................. 16 Redattore (Brz)• .............. 33 Good Journey ............... 16 High Brite*..................... 29 Capsized ........................ 16 Perfect Mandate ............ 20 Popular............................ 17 Bertrando ........................ 46 One Man Army .............. 10 Sought After.................... 6 Kafwain .......................... 39 Siberian Summer* .......... 24 Tribal Rule ....................... 56

Starts 11 22 19 21 78 68 49 24 48 22 44 25 33 25 66 15 10 61 34 78

Earnings $271,062 167,469 138,570 99,586 93,550 60,000 49,483 48,164 45,460 44,467 40,060 38,142 33,600 32,090 22,778 22,215 15,950 15,501 15,170 14,917

Earnings

Average Earnings/ Start

91,950 153,348 115,397 120,098 428,645 310,918 207,610 97,060 180,797 81,830 163,180 85,958 112,737 85,300 222,576 49,771 32,407 189,840 103,271 236,107

$8,359 6,970 6,074 5,719 5,495 4,572 4,237 4,044 3,767 3,720 3,709 3,438 3,416 3,412 3,372 3,318 3,241 3,112 3,037 3,027

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

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

Available Statistics Through February 5, 2012

Crops of Average Foals of Racing Crop Racing Age Size Age

Runners

Winners

2-Y-O Winners

Stakes Winners

Graded Stakes Winners

Progeny Earnings

Average Earnings Index

Comparable Index

1. Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev 12 47 561 374-67% 265-47% 30-5% 30-5% 10-2% $32,341,360 2.18 1.25 2. Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit 3 22 65 27-42% 20-31% 13-20% 2-3% 0-0% $1,253,322 1.96 1.26 3. Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig 5 15 77 29-38% 19-25% 3-4% 2-3% 1-1% $1,528,702 1.69 0.84 4. Cee's Tizzy†, 1987, by Relaunch 19 38 725 497-69% 363-50% 58-8% 39-5% 9-1% $36,057,188 1.68 1.17 5. In Excess (Ire)†, 1987, by Siberian Express 17 57 963 682-71% 503-52% 114-12% 63-7% 11-1% $42,461,329 1.67 1.43 6. Southern Image, 2000, by Halo's Image 4 81 323 138-43% 92-28% 29-9% 5-2% 2-1% $4,737,915 1.65 1.43 7. Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev 7 48 336 120-36% 67-20% 10-3% 3-1% 2-1% $4,707,577 1.48 1.07 Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat 7 63 440 230-52% 150-34% 67-15% 21-5% 2-0% $11,160,180 1.48 1.20 9. One Man Army, 1994, by Roman Diplomat 7 9 63 44-70% 29-46% 2-3% 4-6% 1-2% $2,376,716 1.45 0.94 10. Salt Lake*, 1989, by Deputy Minister 17 73 1,246 1,018-82% 820-66% 244-20% 71-6% 24-2% $59,890,233 1.43 1.42 11. Bertrando†, 1989, by Skywalker 16 63 1,007 724-72% 497-49% 118-12% 53-5% 12-1% $41,164,261 1.39 1.56 12. Rocky Bar#, 1998, by In Excess (Ire) 5 16 80 42-53% 36-45% 15-19% 10-13% 1-1% $1,951,338 1.35 0.77 13. Memo (Chi)†, 1987, by Mocito Guapo (Arg) 15 35 525 333-63% 239-46% 43-8% 28-5% 9-2% $17,857,964 1.33 1.13 14. Birdonthewire, 1989, by Proud Birdie 15 17 254 178-70% 129-51% 37-15% 10-4% 1-0% $11,539,754 1.31 1.39 15. Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar 11 59 649 458-71% 340-52% 91-14% 32-5% 8-1% $24,554,906 1.26 1.18 Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat 10 62 621 448-72% 316-51% 103-17% 30-5% 12-2% $25,306,145 1.24 1.44 17. Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado's Quest 2 38 76 16-21% 5-7% 5-7% 1-1% 1-1% $379,812 1.23 0.78 18. Beau Genius†, 1985, by Bold Ruckus 19 39 748 611-82% 460-61% 138-18% 39-5% 5-1% $34,520,192 1.19 1.16 19. Formal Gold•, 1993, by Black Tie Affair (Ire) 11 43 469 359-77% 278-59% 77-16% 19-4% 5-1% $18,118,714 1.15 1.37 20. Robannier, 1991, by Batonnier 13 8 99 63-64% 38-38% 8-8% 3-3% 0-0% $2,905,654 1.13 1.09 21. Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run 6 66 397 276-70% 184-46% 69-17% 16-4% 4-1% $10,221,812 1.12 1.31 Olympio*, 1988, by Naskra 17 30 509 385-76% 286-56% 60-12% 30-6% 4-1% $18,801,979 1.12 1.31 23. Atticus, 1992, by Nureyev 12 36 431 307-71% 185-43% 38-9% 13-3% 5-1% $12,630,130 1.09 1.49 24. Kelly Kip, 1994, by Kipper Kelly 9 12 108 86-80% 72-67% 16-15% 2-2% 1-1% $4,291,823 1.06 1.02 Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo 11 61 672 494-74% 348-52% 147-22% 24-4% 2-0% $23,087,268 1.06 1.10 26. High Brite*, 1984, by Best Turn 21 44 923 711-77% 575-62% 145-16% 46-5% 9-1% $35,213,393 1.05 1.18 Siberian Summer*, 1989, by Siberian Express 11 35 381 286-75% 203-53% 26-7% 13-3% 4-1% $11,973,737 1.05 0.88 28. Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View 6 44 262 145-55% 94-36% 31-12% 7-3% 1-0% $5,427,208 1.04 0.99 Tizbud, 1999, by Cee's Tizzy 5 25 126 46-37% 19-15% 4-3% 3-2% 0-0% $1,145,919 1.04 0.93 30. Aragorn (Ire)#, 2002, by Giant's Causeway 3 55 165 97-59% 54-33% 21-13% 1-1% 0-0% $2,436,323 1.03 1.49 Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado 5 15 75 43-57% 31-41% 14-19% 1-1% 0-0% $1,390,963 1.03 0.97 32. Redattore (Brz)•, 1995, by Roi Normand 6 83 500 294-59% 175-35% 40-8% 15-3% 12-2% $5,568,850 1.02 1.21 33. Silic (Fr), 1995, by Sillery 8 19 150 103-69% 65-43% 11-7% 1-1% 1-1% $6,598,082 1.00 0.94 34. Lake George, 1992, by Vice Regent 13 12 159 99-62% 59-37% 10-6% 5-3% 1-1% $4,144,959 0.98 1.04 35. Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat 5 48 238 128-54% 90-38% 26-11% 5-2% 0-0% $4,061,298 0.97 1.04 Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time 9 53 474 354-75% 263-55% 102-22% 19-4% 0-0% $13,706,010 0.97 0.89 Perfect Mandate, 1996, by Gone West 9 33 296 149-50% 95-32% 18-6% 11-4% 0-0% $5,519,344 0.97 1.26 Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat 10 43 428 329-77% 243-57% 74-17% 20-5% 2-0% $16,391,149 0.97 1.09 39. Giacomo#, 2002, by Holy Bull 3 54 161 89-55% 51-32% 20-12% 5-3% 2-1% $1,936,212 0.94 1.48 40. Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 4 52 206 112-54% 71-34% 26-13% 8-4% 0-0% $2,880,575 0.93 1.02 Suances (GB), 1997, by Most Welcome (GB) 5 17 83 33-40% 20-24% 2-2% 1-1% 0-0% $1,011,812 0.93 1.25 42. Olmodavor, 1999, by A.P. Indy 5 40 200 120-60% 84-42% 24-12% 5-3% 1-1% $3,473,296 0.91 1.39 Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West 11 25 278 185-67% 134-48% 45-16% 13-5% 0-0% $7,231,227 0.91 0.81 44. Iron Cat, 1995, by Storm Cat 11 12 135 97-72% 79-59% 7-5% 5-4% 0-0% $3,291,791 0.89 1.02 Poteen, 1994, by Irish River (Fr) 7 11 74 50-68% 36-49% 4-5% 3-4% 0-0% $1,900,168 0.89 0.81 46. Grey Memo, 1997, by Memo (Chi) 6 10 60 24-40% 19-32% 5-8% 0-0% 0-0% $719,446 0.88 0.77 Michael's Flyer†, 1986, by Flying Paster 17 6 107 53-50% 27-25% 5-5% 3-3% 0-0% $1,909,921 0.88 0.59 48. Epic Honor, 1996, by Honor Grades 8 9 70 49-70% 38-54% 6-9% 1-1% 0-0% $2,191,438 0.87 0.74 49. Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig 13 32 416 288-69% 225-54% 55-13% 23-6% 2-0% $11,932,429 0.85 0.82 Sought After, 2000, by Seeking the Gold 7 10 73 37-51% 26-36% 10-14% 0-0% 0-0% $1,000,079 0.85 0.82 Tannersmyman, 1998, by Lord Carson 7 16 111 48-43% 31-28% 8-7% 2-2% 1-1% $1,248,515 0.85 0.74 These statistics 1996, are forby 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 75.Skimming, Nureyev 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 . 744. 305 196-64%127-42% 20-7% .14-5% 2-1% 1 $6,251,531. 0.84 that a stallion has been pensioned, an asterisk (*) that he has died, a dot (•) that he is now standing elsewhere, a number sign (#) that he did not stand in California in 2011 but is standing in the state in 2012, a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2012 but will stand in the state in 2013 and In bold that he is a freshman sire. In all cases, a sire will remain in the rankings until the year after his last California foals are two-year-olds. Statistics cover racing in North America (U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico), England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) only. Percentages are based upon number of foals of racing age.

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CALIFORNIA-BRED/CALIFORNIA-SIRED STAKES RACE(S) SATURDAY, MARCH 17 $100,000 IRISH O’BRIEN STAKES 4YO & UP, FILLIES & MARES, ABT. 6 1/2 FURLONGS (TURF) Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, Calif.

SATURDAY, MARCH 31 $200,000 EVENING JEWEL STAKES 3YO FILLIES, 6 1/2 FURLONGS Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, Calif.

SATURDAY, MARCH 31 $200,000 ECHO EDDIE STAKES 3YO, 6 1/2 FURLONGS Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, Calif.

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FRIDAY, MARCH 2 BARRETTS EQUINE LIMITED TRAINING PREVIEW FOR MARCH SALE OF SELECTED TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING Fairplex Park, Pomona, Calif. TUESDAY, MARCH 20 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED FARM MANAGERS ASSOCIATION (CTFMA) MONTHLY MEETING San Luis Rey Downs Country Club, Bonsall, Calif.

MONDAY, MARCH 5 BARRETTS EQUINE LIMITED MARCH SALE OF SELECTED TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING Fairplex, Pomona, Calif. THURSDAY, MARCH 22 CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD (CHRB) MONTHLY BOARD MEETING Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, Calif.

FRIDAY, MARCH 23 BARRETTS EQUINE LIMITED ENTRIES CLOSE FOR MAY SALE OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING Fairplex, Pomona, Calif.

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Regional Race Meetings, Stakes Races and Sale Dates

Dates in California

2011 AND 2012 REGIONAL RACE MEETINGS 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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2012 REGIONAL SALE DATES March 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training: Training preview on March 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Nominations closed October 26) May 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts May Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training: Training preview on May 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries close March 23) July 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Paddock Sale at Del Mar of Selected Horses of Racing Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Please contact Barretts for details) October 9 & 10 . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts October Yearling Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Nominations close April 20)

California-Bred/California-Sired Stakes Races March & April SANTA ANITA PARK

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Saturday March 17

California Gold Rush XIII Saturday, April 28

$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

$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

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$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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RACING SILKS WEST COAST RACING COLORS. June Gee. Silks, Blinkers and Horse apparel. 626-359-9179

TWO-YEAR-OLD COLT BY TRIBAL RULE now with over $1 million in juvenile progeny earnings—for sale at $30,000 by Cole Ranch. Half-brother (Bertrando, 2009) sold for over $80,000. Excellent conformation with 60 days under saddle. Will happily consider partners with minimum of $1,500 (5%) buy-in and even monthly share of expenses. He’s turned out in a five-acre pasture now, then to Mike Puype’s barn at Hollywood Park around May. Pedigree in www.barretts.com October 2011 catalogue online– Hip 89. Photos upon request at or (805) 990-3669.

$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 E-mail: daehlingranch@hotmail.com www.daehlingranch.com

COLE RANCH MARE AND FOAL CARE: ✓ Free shipping to Cole Ranch with minimum 180 day boarding ✓ Free shipping to/from stallion (less fuel) ✓ Large irrigated grass pastures with shelters ✓ Video monitored/recorded foaling ✓ 24/7 barn attendant during foaling season ✓ Free Jockey Club and CTBA Cal-Bred registration ✓ Free halter breaking ✓ Discounts for more than two pregnant mares ✓ $2.00 for foal until weaned BOARDING/SALES PREP/LAYUPS AND TRAINING: ✓ Safe un-crowded irrigated pastures for mare and foal ✓ Best quality alfalfa and grain with supplements (ingredients listed on website. Bulk price at cost) ✓ Timely and comprehensive vaccinations, de-worming and hoof care ✓ Yearlings started meticulously with patients & kindness ready for the turmoil of the race track. View YouTube training progress online ✓ Sale prep horses will look and behave at their best ✓ Prefer high value horses Located between Southern and Northern Tracks

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Index to Advertisers & Stallions Advertised

ADVERTISERS Audi Brand Specialist/Tina Hoover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Backyard Race Horse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Ballena Vista Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Cal-Bred Maiden Bonus Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Cardiff, Suzanne, Pedigree Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Cole Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 CTBA Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 CTBA Northern California Yearling Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Daehling Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Dickson Podley Realtors (Jeannie Garr Roddy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 E.A. Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25, 27, 29, Equineline.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Golden Eagle Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Harris Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Joyce Canaday Equine Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Laurel Fowler Insurance BrokerInc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Legacy Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Legal Equestrian/Lisa L. Lerch.Esq . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Lillian Nichols/Halters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78

Linda Cardenas-Subias-Law Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Lisa Dezotell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Lovacres Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Madera Thoroughbreds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Magali Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 5, 12, 13, 17,23 Milky Way Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 NTRA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 NTRA Advantage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 NTRA Advantage/John Deere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Odyssey Performance Premium Horse Exerciser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Paradise Road Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39,43 Rancho Temescal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33, 57 Rivendell Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 River Edge Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Special T.Thoroughbreds Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 The Loftin Firm LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9 Venture Thoroughbreds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Victory Rose Thoroughbreds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58, 59 www,horselawyers.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

STALLIONS Aragorn (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Behrens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Bold Chieftain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Bonnrita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Brave Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Bushwacker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Chattahoochee War . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Council Member . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Del Mar Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Desert Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Dixie Chatter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Drum Major . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Elusive Bluff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Elusive Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 EZ Warrior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Giacomo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17, 23 Global Hunter (Arg) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Going Ballistic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Grace Upon Grace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Idiot Proof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC

Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Many Rivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Mesa Thunder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Noble Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17, 23 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Olmodavor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17, 23 Papa Clem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Recap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Rio Verde . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Roi Charmant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Run Brother Ron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Singletary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Slews Saga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Spensive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25, 27 Stormy Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Strike For Glory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Sundarban . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Ten Most Wanted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Tenga Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 The Good Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Thorn Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Time To Get Even . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Trapper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Obc Under Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC

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Forbidden Fruit Guest Forum by BOB CARSON “Forbid us something, and that thing we desire.” —Geoffrey Chaucer This plan to invigorate the sport of horse racing is based on the theory that the more inaccessible something is, the more desirable it becomes. Forbidden fruit may be bitter and rotten fruit—but if it is really forbidden, people will want to pluck the tree. The old coots that run Augusta National Golf Course in rural Georgia are on to something. Whether intentionally or by accident, they have created a situation where most golfers would trade their favorite family member straight up for a ticket to the annual tournament. Golfers would give entire families and fortunes to be ordained with membership to Augusta National Golf Course. Tickets to merely walk the golf course as a spectator require a waiting list of years. Golfers and golf fans drift to sleep dreaming of walking the velvet fairways of the forbidden shrine in rural Georgia. The key word is forbidden. They crave getting to Augusta— because they cannot. If Augusta were open to any duffer willing to wait in the early morning dew for a tee time, the luster would soon fade. Augusta would revert to just being one of the 50,000 swell golf courses that they can play. The exclusivity syndrome that Augusta National Golf Course promotes may provide a lesson for horse racing. Exclusivity may be the answer to the inability of horse racing to attract new fans. The oceans of empty grandstand seats at racetracks across America might become irresistible if they began forbidding people to attend. Horse racing is the opposite of Augusta. We let in anyone. It is ridiculously inexpensive and ridiculously easy to acquire entrance and a seat at a racetrack. To test this theory, I went to the track yesterday. It cost me $1 to enter. I climbed to the grandstand and had my choice of 9,997 of the 10,000 seats. The psychological message to the patron in this scenario is that this is not a valuable commodity. The answer for horse racing is obvious—exclusivity. Racing must evolve from accessible to forbidden fruit. We must

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convince the American public we do not want them and they cannot attend our sport. This approach works well at Augusta, it may save horse racing. Let’s get busy forbidding. An obvious starting point is a strict ban on all women and teenagers from the racetrack premises. Experience shows us that telling women they cannot do something is guaranteed to inspire action. I once told my second wife, the odious Julie, that she could not go on a cruise to Alaska and she hit me with a spatula while packing. Telling teenagers they cannot do something is virtually an engraved invitation to do it quickly, enthusiastically and often. Imagine the scene if horse racing began barring entrance to women and teenagers. Picture a platoon of burly security guards dragging screaming women out to the racetrack parking lots. Visualize; picket lines at every gate and thousands of rampaging teenagers turning the track infield into a mosh pit after storming the forbidden gates that would not sell them tickets. This would be priceless free publicity. Racing must not cave. We must keep the women screaming and arrest the juvenile delinquents. If you notice, Augusta does not seem to give a hoot that several groups (women, poor, young, non-white, alive, human) yammer relentlessly about rights, access and freedom. If we are to be exclusive in racing we cannot just talk the talk. In line with our plan to make access to horses racing very difficult, all racetracks will be remodeled to a maximum of 1,000 seats. This will eliminate the depressing sight of empty chairs and increase the value of the few we retain. Keep these dynamics in mind. 1,200 people looking for seats in a 20,000 grandstand is a pathetic sight. 1,200 people fighting for 1,000 chairs would be a riot. Soon, horse racing patrons will be fighting like a giant game of musical chairs and the packed grandstand will remind us of the glory days. Chairs will be at a premium. The “Standing Room Only” sign may go up, forcing disgruntled fans to stand at the rail and sneer at the lucky 1,000. Another opportunity for desired racing publicity is just around the corner when fisticuffs, chicanery, ticket scalping and underhanded dealing weave their magic in the quest for the now precious seats at the racetrack. Once again—do not give in to temptation and build more seating. Keep the fans on their toes. Keep them hungry for forbidden fruit. While we cut back the available seats, we should also cut back our available days. A live horse race will become a special event. Racetracks will card no more than 50 programs per year. It is impossible to be exclusive, enthralling and tempting when you are repetitive. My marriages have proved this theory. No more futile efforts at publicizing horse racing. We will become exclusive and secretive. Horse racing, follow Augusta National Golf Course. Just say no.

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