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NOVEmBER 2012

CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED

VOL. 137 NO. 5


On The Right Track

From the Executive Corner

by DOUG BURGE After several years reflecting the national trend of declining numbers, California’s Thoroughbred breeding industry is showing signs of stabilizing. As depicted in the chart below, The Jockey Club’s official report of mares bred in 2012 showed 2,406 mares bred in the Golden State as compared to 2,446 in 2011, a nominal reduction of 1.6 percent. With roughly 10 percent of the mares bred yet to be reported, this gap should reduce even further. After slipping to fourth in the nation in 2011, California returned to third behind Kentucky and Florida for most mares bred by state. The Golden State stallions covering the most mares were Lucky Pulpit (Harris Farms) with 114 and Tribal Rule (Ballena Vista Farm) with 108. Although the total California stallion count went from 176 to 166, the state now ranks second in the country behind Kentucky’s 224. The numbers are not, however, a measure of a state’s total foal crop, because it doesn’t take into consideration the number of mares sired in another state who will be brought to the Golden State to deliver their foals as California-breds. Therefore, the influx of mares from out of state, combined with a very minimal reduction in mares bred in-state, should result in a level foal crop for 2013. With Cal-breds making up over 50 percent of the field sizes both north and south, this is very welcoming news to the racing industry in the state. As widely known, handle is directly related to field size. California is one of very few states that have shown stability in the numbers of mares bred, without having the benefit

of expanded gaming subsidies. Recent enhancements to the Cal-bred program (Maiden Bonus Program, Golden State Series and overall increase in overnight purses) are all attributing factors to the stabilization. The results of the Barretts October Yearling Sale, in which the average increased 36.4 percent and the median was up 84.6 percent, should hopefully provide confidence with breeders to continue to produce quality foals in the future. On another note, the recently concluded California Cup was well supported by horsemen as 103 horses entered the 10-race card. As a result, the total handle was $11.8 million as compared to $10.7 million in 2011. Also, for the first time since 2009, total purses offered for the day exceeded $1 million. While handle increased, the on-track attendance fell below 10,000 for the first time in the 23-year history of the event. Although attendance historically struggles when the Breeders’ Cup is held in California, this year’s numbers were very disappointing. With Cal Cup being a fixture on the calendar, as the annual showcase of the Golden State breeding industry, both the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) and Santa Anita Park will work toward revamping the event and reversing the negative attendance trends. Various possibilities will be discussed including a significant shift of the date of Cal Cup from the fall. It is our goal to revitalize this all important day. Congratulations to all of the winners on this year’s card and a special thank you to all the horsemen who supported the event.

The Jockey Club’s 2012 Report Of Mares Bred Statistics State/Province

2011 Stallions

2012 Stallions

Percentage Change

2011 Mares Bred

2012 Mares Bred

Percentage Change

Kentucky

228

224

-1.8

15,714

15,361

-2.2

Florida

116

126

8.6

2,876

3,070

6.7

California

176

166

-5.7

2,446

2,406

-1.6

Louisiana

181

144

-20.4

2,674

2,072

-22.5

New York

51

60

17.6

1,147

1,641

43.1

Ontario

71

66

-7.0

1,396

1,288

-7.7

Pennsylvania

77

74

-3.9

1,188

1,061

-10.7

New Mexico

118

109

-7.6

1,066

983

-7.8

Oklahoma

98

93

-5.1

982

911

-7.2

Indiana

79

74

-6.3

898

865

-3.7

Note: Each incident in which a mare was bred to more than one stallion and appeared on multiple RMBs is counted separately. As such, mares bred totals listed in the table above differ slightly from counts of distinct mares bred.

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Managing Editor’s Welcome

©Marcie Heacox

Sticking To The Plan The secret to success is often just a case of sticking to the plan. And that kind of foresight, which is rarely seen today, was borne out by Lucky Primo’s win in the $175,000 Lava Man California Cup Classic Stakes Presented by City National Bank at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 13. His owners Joshua and Jason Litt never wavered from their decision in July, to give this California-bred just one start at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in August before taking a shot at Cal Cup XXIII. Joshua and Jason’s patience was rewarded with a second Cal Cup victory, following a triumph in the 2008 Cal Cup Juvenile Stakes, by their six-year-old son of Magali Farms’ Atticus who they bred in partnership with Dennis O’Neill and whom Jason has been the trainer of since March of last year. Also featured in the cover story for this November 2012 issue of our monthly California Thoroughbred magazine are editorials on the other five Cal Cup winners, namely Monument, Tilde, Tiz Flirtatios, Bella Viaggia and Maui Mark, along with two double-page spreads spotlighting photographs taken at the event by Katey Barrett and Ron Mesaros. The latest CTBA Member Profile features Keith Brackpool, Chairman of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) and owner of Gervinho who won the inaugural $100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes at Santa Anita on Oct. 8, while Focus On The Future highlights the exploits of Rosella Saville, a native of Gilroy, California, who now assists her husband Niall Saville with his racing stable based at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Maryland. Besides reviewing the tremendous across-the-board increases realized during the Barretts October Yearling Sale held at Fairplex on Oct. 9, there are also wrap-ups of the past month’s stakes wins by A Jealous Woman and the aforesaid Gervinho and fellow Cal-breds Cougarstown and Control Seeker in Southern and Northern California, respectively. Cal-Bred Millionaires’ Row profiles California Flag, the 52nd member of this exclusive club who reached his seven-figure earnings milestone with a fifthplaced finish in the group I, $1,548,000 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint on Dec. 13, 2009, following his victory in the previous month’s $909,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, an event he hopes to compete in for the fifth consecutive year when the 29th renewal of these World Championships worth $25 million are held at Santa Anita on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3. The usage of stem cell therapy to treat laminitis is detailed in our Down On The Farm article and Guest Forum tells the tale of Cal-bred Purdue King who was voted the 1987 California Champion Two-Year-Old Male based on a juvenile campaign of the highest order, while the balance of the magazine includes all our other regular columns, features and departments that we hope will also prove to be both enjoyable and helpful. Until next time, may you breed In the Company of. . .trainer Joshua Litt (center), the co-breeder of Lucky Primo with his brother Jason (right) and the best to the best and not just Dennis O’Neill, in the winner’s circle at Santa Anita Park in have to hope for the best! Arcadia after that California-bred gelding won the $175,000 —Rudi Groothedde Lava Man California Cup Classic Stakes Presented by City National Bank on October 13, 2012. rudi@ctba.com

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November 2012 Contents VOLUME 137 NO. 5

Cover Story – California Cup XXIII On This Month’s Cover The winners of the six stakes races worth $975,000 in purse money during California Cup XXIII at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 13, were: Monument, by the deceased Cindago; Tilde, Tiz Flirtatious and Maui Mark, whose respective sires are the Harris Farms residents Swiss Yodeler, Tizbud and Unusual Heat; and Lucky Primo and Bella Viaggio, who were sired by the Magali Farms duo of Atticus and Good Journey, respectively. Copyright Benoit & Associates.

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Leading Sires in California

The CTBA Working For You

No Place Like Home by Emily Shields

Images of Cal Cup Photographs by Katey Barrett

Lucky Primo: A Storybook Finish by Emily Shields

Tiz Flirtatious: Catching The Eye by Rudi Groothedde

Bella Viaggia: A Breathtaking Beauty by Rudi Groothedde

Maui Mark: Staking His Claim by Jackie Barnes

Monument: Marking The Occasion by Marcie Heacox

Tilde: A Lucrative Lass by Ken Gurnick

The 2012 Cal Cup Party: A Tribute To Lava Man Photographs by Ron Mesaros

California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) Notes—November 2012 Leading Lifetime Sires in California Leading Two-Year-Old Sires in California Dates in California CTBA Calendar Classified Advertising Indexes to Advertisers & Stallions Advertised

©Katey Barrett

Departments

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Features

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CTBA Member Profile: Keith Brackpool—A Man On A Mission

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From the Executive Office: On The Right Track

by Emily Shields

Focus On The Future: Rosella Saville—Forging A Solid Repuatation by Emily Shields

Regional Sales: Home Run by Lisa Groothedde

Racing In Southern California: The Grass Is Greener For This Cal-Bred Duo by Emily Shields

Northern California Report: Cal-Bred Double For The DeNikes & Nations by Jerry Klein

Cal-Bred Millionaires’ Row: #52 California Flag—A Long And Winding Road by Emily Shields

Down On The Farm: Stem Cell Therapy For Treating Laminitis by Heather Smith Thomas

©Ron Mesaros

Columns

During this year’s Barretts October Yearling Sale at Fairplex in Pomona on October 9, when major increases were recorded for gross receipts and average and median price, the $150,000 sale-topper was this California-bred son of Bertrando who was purchased by Arnold B. Zetcher LLC from the consignment of his breeder Willow Tree Farm Inc.

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by Doug Burge

Managing Editor’s Welcome: Sticking To The Plan by Rudi Groothedde

Guest Forum: Purdue King—Heart Of A Champion by John Califano

The December 2012 Cover Story

A Complete Review Of The Breeders’ Cup XXIX World Championships

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California Fairs: Fairplex Park Meet Features Lone Cal-Bred Stakes Winner

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Going for a Spin proved to be the lone California-bred stakes winner in the dozen black-type races that were contested during this year’s 13 days of racing at Fairplex Park’s Los Angeles County Fair meet in Pomona from Sept. 7-23. ©Benoit On Sept. 8, this four-year-old homebred for Tom and Debi Stull’s Tommy Town Thoroughbreds won the 30th edition of the $50,000 E. B. Johnston Stakes for fillies and mares bred or sired in California. She improved her record to five wins, seven seconds, four thirds and $239,952 in earnings from 23 starts. Winner of the $70,400 Warren’s Thoroughbred Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park in April of 2011, Going for a Spin is a daughter of the Tommy Town Thoroughbreds sire Ministers Wild Cat, out of the six-time winner and $159,374-earner Gender Motors, by Mr. Greeley.

In the 1 1/16-mile E. B. Johnston, which attracted a final field of five Cal-breds, she was sent to post as the 8-5 second choice in the wagering with Fairplex’s perennial leading rider Martin Pedroza in her irons for the first time. After settling in fourth, Going for a Spin moved up between horses and then made a three-wide bid leaving the final turn and into the stretch before taking the lead past the eighth pole to record a one-length victory over the even money favorite Logical Single in 1:45.08. Party With Brando finished a further four lengths back in third. Following this $28,500 payday, the Jerry Hollendorfer trainee returned to earn $6,000 when finishing third on the same dirt oval in the $50,000 Las Madrinas Handicap exactly two weeks later.

Track Talk Highlighted by the $750,000 CashCall Futurity (grade I), a lucrative Turf Festival over Thanksgiving weekend and significant purse increases for three graded stakes races, the 2012 Autumn Meet at Hollywood Park will run from Thursday, Nov. 8 through Sunday, Dec. 16. The 24-day season will feature 18 stakes races with collective purses of more than $3.8 million, including the newly enhanced, $500,000 Hollywood Starlet (grade I) for twoyear-old fillies and two historic races

for older horses that are now sponsored by the Oak Tree Racing Association: the $250,000 Native Diver Handicap (grade III) and the $200,000 Bayakoa Handicap (grade II) for females. Two new Golden State Series races for juveniles who were either bred or sired in California are also scheduled, at seven furlongs each: the $200,000 Soviet Problem Stakes for fillies on Dec. 9 and the $200,000 King Glorious Stakes on Dec. 16.

Santa Anita Unveils Zenyatta Statue On Sept. 29, Santa Anita Park paid ©Benoit a permanent tribute to 2010 Eclipse Horse of the Year Zenyatta, when a life-sized bronze statue of the eight-yearold Street Cry (Ire) mare was unveiled in the track’s Paddock Gardens. Campaigned by California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) members Jerry and Ann Moss, who attended the ceremony alongside sculptor Nina Kaiser, Zenyatta won 19 of 20 starts, including the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic (grade I) and 2008 Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (grade I) at Santa Anita. She retired from competition in November 2010 with lifetime earnings of $7,304,580—more than any female Thoroughbred in North American racing history—and delivered her first foal, a Bernardini colt, at Lane’s End Farm in Kentucky earlier this year.

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Hofmans Attains 1,000th Win Veteran trainer David Hofmans achieved the 1,000th victory of his career on Oct. 8, when he saddled the first-time starter Sultry Season for her maiden win at Santa Anita Park. The two-year-old filly is co-owned by Legacy Ranch, a farm operated by California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Vice President and longtime Hofmans associate Pete Parrella. Among the notable California-breds who have been trained by Hofmans, 69, are the grade I winner Greg’s Gold and the dual graded stakes-placed multiple stakes winner His Legacy.

Senator Rod Wright Meets Cal Champ Lava Man

©Robyn Black

At Santa Anita Park on Oct. 13, Senator Roderick D. Wright (D-Inglewood), a staunch supporter of the Thoroughbred industry through his recent efforts to try and have legislation relating to sports betting and online poker wagering passed, met Lava Man, the 2005 and 2006 California Horse of the Year who won seven grade I races while earning $5,268,706 from 2003 to 2009.

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Those Grand Cal-Bred Mares The offspring of three California-bred mares, including two daughters of Bertrando bred by Martin and Pam Wygod, won black-type races this past month. Dual 2012 stakes winner Sum of the Parts, a three-year-old Speightstown colt whose 16-year-old dam Enjoy the Moment was voted the 1999 California Champion Older Female, won the grade III, $175,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes at Keeneland on Oct. 5, to improve his record to 10-5-2-0 and $501,463. By Slew’s Royalty, multiple graded stakes winner Enjoy the Moment was bred by Jacoby Family Trust.

First Stakes Winner For Heatseeker The California-based freshman sire Heatseeker (Ire) attained his first stakes winner on Oct. 13, when his daughter ©Lee Thomas Surtsey captured the $150,000 Heatseeker (Ire) Fanfreluche Stakes for two-year-old fillies at Woodbine. The $126,171-earner out of the stakes-placed winner Kick’em Jenny, by Bold Executive, is one of 59 registered juveniles in the inaugural crop of the nine-year-old Giant’s Causeway stallion, the 2008 Santa Anita Handicap (grade I) winner and millionaire who relocated from Kentucky to stand at Harris Farms in Coalinga prior to the 2012 breeding season.

Auction Action The 2012 Keeneland September Yearling Sale concluded its 11-day stand in Kentucky on Sept. 21 with solid results for horses who were foaled in the Golden State. Overall, 10 California-bred yearlings grossed $841,000, yielding an average price of $84,100. The top-priced Cal-bred was an Unusual Heat half-brother to the 2010 California Champion Sprinter and grade I winner Cost of Freedom, who was purchased for $400,000 by Ed Savant. The colt, out of the nine-time winner Freedom Dance, by Moscow Ballet, was bred by Harris Farms. A Cal-bred Hard Spun filly sold to Phase II Thoroughbreds for $155,000 to rank as the highest-priced member of her gender during Keeneland’s Sept. 18 session. She was bred by Thomas Bachman and produced by the stakes-winning Two Punch mare Two Punch Gal. On Sept. 16, a yearling gelding by the Tommy Town Thoroughbreds stallion Old Topper elicited the pinnacle price of $68,000 during the 2012 Alberta Thoroughbred Sale hosted by the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society. The sibling to three stakes winners out of Shadeed’s winning daughter Miami Margie was purchased by Riversedge Racing Stable.

Eight days later, the $300,000 Florida Stallion My Dear Girl Stakes at Calder Race Course was won by Verso a Verso, a twoyear-old Circular Quay filly who has now earned $185,860 from two winning starts, while the two-year-old Attila’s Storm gelding Storms Surprise has now earned $57,451 from two wins and a third in four starts after winning the $81,050 George Maloof Futurity at Albuquerque in New Mexico back on Sept. 23. The former’s dam is the winner Folk Art, now 11, and the latter is out of 13-year-old Surprisingly, a stakes-placed, four-time winner of $136,138.

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Bedford Falls, Lucky J. H. Sire First Winners Two California freshman sires were represented by their respective first winners in October. Nine-year-old Bedford Falls achieved the milestone on Oct. 18, when his two-year-old gelding There Goes Donnie dominated a one-mile maiden claiming race at Santa Anita Park. Bred by Harris Bedford Falls Farms and produced by the winning Cee’s Tizzy mare Nora Ellen, the youngster is a $15,000 graduate of the 2011 Northern California Yearling Sale. Bedford Falls, a winning Forestry half-brother to North America’s 2012 leading sire of two-year-olds, Harlan’s Holiday, stands at Poplar Meadows in Sanger. He has 18 registered juveniles in his initial crop. On Oct. 8, the two-year-old gelding Fermin Es Elegante won a one-mile maiden claiming race during The Big Fresno Fair in Fresno to become the first winner for Lucky J. H., a grade III winner and $632,065-earner by Cee’s Tizzy who stands at Harris Farms in Lucky J. H. Coalinga. The youngster, who was produced by the winning Indian Charlie mare Luke’s Finest, is one of 17 juveniles in his 10-year-old sire’s first crop.

Cindago (2003–2012) The California stallion Cindago, a nine-year-old son of Indian Charlie who won the 2006 El Cajon Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and subsequently retired to Legacy Ranch in Clements, died on Sept. 24 from complications of a seizure. He is posthumously represented by the collective earners of more than $790,000 from his first three crops to race, including 2011 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint Stakes winner Courtside and 2012 Bob Benoit California Cup Juvenile Stakes winner Monument.

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 September 17 to October 21 inclusive: Mensa Heat g.6. Unusual Heat—Chi Chi Nette 3rd Grade III Eddie D Stakes $100,000 abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) Santa Anita Park September 28 Breeders: Madeline Auerbach & David Abrams Daisy Devine f.4. Kafwain—Devil’s Dispute 2nd Grade I First Lady Stakes $350,000 1 m. (T) Keeneland October 6 Breeder: J. Reiley McDonald

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Stallion News

CURRENT CALIFORNIA SIRES OF STAKES WINNERS Named Foals of

SWs

1,247

75

970

63

Bertrando (1989)†

1,011

56

High Brite (1984)†

924

46

Beau Genius (1985)†

749

39

Cee’s Tizzy (1987)†

729

39

Unusual Heat (1990)

571

35

Benchmark (1991)

654

33

Olympio (1988)†

511

30

Stormin Fever (1994)

626

30

Memo (Chi) (1987)†

525

28

Swiss Yodeler (1994)

677

27

Tribal Rule (1996)

454

26

Game Plan (1993)

419

23

Old Topper (1995)

480

20

Sea of Secrets (1995)

433

20

Formal Gold (1993)•

471

19

Kafwain (2000)

408

18

Redattore (Brz) (1995)•

503

18

Atticus (1992)

435

13

Siberian Summer (1989)†

382

13

For Really (1987)†

246

13

279

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Kafwain Third Chance, a four-year-old filly by this Tommy Town Thoroughbreds stallion, improved her career bankroll to $481,464 with her fourth consecutive victory: a 6 3/4-length romp in the $66,400 Addison Cammack Stakes at Arlington Park on Sept. 22.

Sea of Secrets The broodmare sire credentials of this Victory Rose Thoroughbreds resident were enhanced at Parx Racing on Sept. 22, when his three-year-old maternal granddaughter My Miss Aurelia remained an undefeated Eclipse Champion with her narrow win in the $971,200 Cotillion Stakes (grade I), and at Laurel Park on Oct. 6, when his maternal grandson Keep Momma Happy broke his maiden against 13 rivals in the $102,000 Maryland Million Nursery Stakes for two-year-olds.

Stormy Jack

Kafwain

This 15-year-old stallion, a grade IIIplaced multiple stakes winner by Bertrando whose collective progeny earnings of more than $1.8 million are led by the grade I-winning, 2008 California Horse of the Year Bob Black Jack, has relocated to stand at Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms in Hemet in 2013.

California Closers Friday, Nov. 2 is the closing date for early entries to next year’s Barretts January Mixed Sale at Fairplex in Pomona, while regular entries will close a week later…The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), to which California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) member Richard Rosenberg was reappointed in September, will meet next at Hollywood Park in Inglewood on Thursday, Nov. 15…On Tuesday, Nov. 20, the next meeting of the California Thoroughbred Farm Managers Association (CTFMA) will be held at the San Luis Rey Downs Country Club in Bonsall... From Saturday, Dec. 1 to Wednesday, Dec. 5, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will hold its 58th Annual Convention in Anaheim…The 2012 Global Symposium on Racing & Gaming, hosted by the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program (RTIP), will be held in Tucson from Monday, Dec. to Thursday, Dec. 6…Grants ranging from $5,000 to $35,000 will be awarded to the 14 Thoroughbred aftercare organizations, including California’s Tranquility Farm (Harry A. Biszantz Memorial Center for Thoroughbred Retirement, Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue (SCTR) and Training Racehorses Off The Track (TROTT), that are members of the Million Dollar Rescuing Racers Initiative of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

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Racing Age

Salt Lake (1989)† In Excess (Ire) (1987)†

Western Fame (1992)

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

Qualifying Claiming Q ualifying Qualifying Claiming Levels LevelsLevels Claiming The following claiming levels for for levelsand claiming The following premiums owners California and premiums owners California stallion awards are currently in effect: stallion awards are currently in effect: Santa Anita Park—$40,000 Park—$40,000 AnitaNovember Santa 4) (closes (closes November 4)

Betfair Hollywood Park—$40,000 Park—$40,000 Betfair Hollywood 8) (opens November (opens November 8)

Golden Gate Fields—$20,000 Golden Gate Fields—$20,000

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10 Years Ago In the space of only three weeks during 2002, the two-year-old filly Global Finance posted the second and third black-type wins of an eight-race career that yielded four wins, a second and $181,000 in earnings. On Nov. 23, this daughter of End Sweep and the stakes-winning Valid Appeal mare Friendly Appeal who was bred in California by Romajuby Thoroughbreds LLC and later produced the 2006 stakes winner Prenuptial, won the $71,000 Piedmont Stakes at Golden Gate Fields just 21 days after taking the $80,000 Bam’s Penny Stakes at Bay Meadows Racecourse.

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25 Years Ago The $107,000 On Trust Handicap at Hollywood Park on Nov. 26, 1987, was won by California-bred Caros Love, a three-yearold son of Caro (Ire), and the three-time winner Lady Jove, by Lord Carson. A multiple stakes winner at two and three, he was bred by E. L. Allee Ranch and ran four more times until he retired as a four-year-old with a bankroll of $199,486 from a 19-7-0-4 record.

50 Years Ago

Can’t Sleep Thanksgiving Day Handicap

Linda Laird Linda Laird, a member since 1975 of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) with her husband of 48 years, P. R. “Dick� Laird, died Oct. 15 after a short illness. Mrs. Laird, 73, lived in Solana Beach and was a regular at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, as well as being a frequent visitor to Santa Anita Park to watch the Laird horses run. Among the top runners the Lairds owned were Shamoan (Ire), winner of the $250,000 Iowa Derby in 2005, and stakes-placed Hurricane Linda. Bob Baffert and Eoin Harty trained for the Lairds in Southern California and Chuck Jenda in Northern California.

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On Nov. 22, 1962, the five-year-old mare Can’t Sleep captured her third and final lifetime black-type win with a victory in the $11,000 Thanksgiving Day Handicap at Bay Meadows Racecourse. By Reading II (Aus), out and the multiple stakes-placed, 18-time winner Just Why, a daughter of No Competition, she was bred in California by Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Sues and became the dam of the 1970 and 1971 stakes winner Try Sheep after retiring at the age of seven having earned $71,225 from a record of 71-7-11-7.

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

The CTBA Working For You

November 27 Date Set For Annual CTBA Stallion Season Auction This year’s CTBA Stallion Season Auction, proceeds from which will benefit its Political Action Committee (PAC) Fund that works to support legislation favorable to California’s Thoroughbred breeders, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 27, when bids will be accepted by phone at the association’s offices in Arcadia from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Auerbach & Lovingier Appointed To CTBA Board Harris Auerbach and Terry Lovingier have been appointed to the Board of Directors of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA), its Executive Vice President and General Manager, Doug Burge, announced on Oct. 16. Auerbach is the managing partner of M. Auerbach LLC and The Unusual Heat Syndicate. He is part of a family who has been breeding and racing horses in California for 35 years. A graduate of the University of Arizona, Auerbach worked for his family’s furniture manufacturing company JSA Corp, eventually as Chief Operating Officer. After making the decision with his mother Madeline to sell JSA in 2004, he became active in the day-to-day breeding, racing and promotional activities of more than 100 Thoroughbreds belonging to the family and assorted partnerships. Most notable is Auerbach’s work, alongside Madeline and their longtime business partner and trainer Barry Abrams, with the sons and daughters of California’s four-time champion sire Unusual Heat. Auerbach is also active in electronic and social media marketing for breeding and racing stock. He is married to wife Robin and has two girls, Jamie (11) and Allison (9). Lovingier comes from a family of generations of horsemen. The family, originally from Oklahoma, moved to Lakewood, California, in 1955. Lovingier cared for Thoroughbreds and Last Chance To Sign Up For The CTBA’s 2013 Stallion Directory Completed contracts for the California Thoroughbred 2013 Stallion Directory are still being accepted by the CTBA, so stallion and farm owners can obtain a contract by contacting the magazine’s Advertising Manager, Loretta Veiga, at either Loretta@ctba.com or (626) 445-7800, extension 227.

Quarter Horses and had responsibilities that included foaling, board care and breaking horses. “Even today, while I love horse racing, my first love is breeding, foaling and raising horses,” he said. Lovingier received a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 1980 from the University of California at Irvine while playing basketball for the Anteaters. Lovingier currently owns and operates Lovco Construction Inc., which specializes in civil and environmental work in the oil industry. The running of Lovco has been left to his son, so that Lovingier can spend more time with the daily operations of Lovacres which is also owned and operated by him. The Warner Springs Ranch stands four active stallions, including one of California’s leading sires, Awesome Gambler. The others stallions are Grace Upon Grace, Bushwacker and Time to Get Even. It is also home to approximately 50 Lovacre mares, as well as many boarded horses. Lovingier has bred Streakin Flyer, winner of the Quarter Horse All American Futurity, and Willa B Awesome, winner of this year’s grade I Santa Anita Oaks, as well as numerous stakeswinning and stakes-placed Thoroughbreds. He and his wife Barbara have a son, two daughters and five grandchildren. CTBA Directors Election Deadline Reminder Those members of the CTBA who wish to seek election to the group’s Board of Directors through the petition process are reminded that they have until Sunday, November 11, exactly 90 days prior to the CTBA’s Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner, to submit their completed application. As per the association’s bylaws, it needs to include a minimum of 25 signatures from current CTBA members for the applicant to be included on the ballot for the 2012 elections that relate to the three-year term as a director from 2013 to 2015.

The CTBA Calendar Corner Event

CTBA Annual Stallion Season Auction CTBA Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner

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Notes — November 2012 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 Tracy Gantz Jane Goldstein

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

Mrs. Kenneth M. Schiffer, Director Emeritus

Spreckels Cup Featured At San Diego Polo

Hanalei Bay II team: Mariano Fassetta, Ron Bonaguidi, Jared Sheldon and Chris Collins Jr. (left to right).

Once more, the California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) provided the Spreckels Cup trophy for display at the United States Polo Association’s Spreckels Cup competition held at the San Diego Polo Club. The Hanalei Bay II team won the event this year with team member Mariano Fassetta being named the season’s Most Valuable Player. The award for most outstanding Thoroughbred pony was won by Santiago Trotz’s Pampeano. This prize is giving to recognize the diversity of uses for Thoroughbreds. Congratulations to all the participants.

Santiago Trotz and Pampeano.

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

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

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

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No Place Like Home

California Cup XXIII

by EMILY SHIELDS

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Just as they do every year, California-breds delighted moved trainer John Sadler into a tie with Bob Baffert for horsemen and fans alike with a series of excellent perfor- the lead in the race for all-time winningest Cal Cup trainer. mances during the 23rd annual California Cup day at Santa Tilde, a daughter of Swiss Yodeler, was picking up her third Anita Park on Oct. 13. Fifty-six state-bred runners competed consecutive stakes score for her co-breeder, owner and in six stakes races worth $975,000 in front of an upbeat trainer Mike Harrington. The $100,000 John Deere Distaff Stakes was so popular crowd of 8,604. While the actual theme of the annual California Thor- at the entry box that it was split into two divisions, marking the first time a Cal Cup oughbred Breeders’ Associrace has been divided. ation Cal Cup party was Favored Tiz Flirtatious, by “Remembering Lava Man Tizbud, won the first diviTwo Time California Horse sion, while 9-1 shot Bella of the Year,” the story of the Viaggia took the second leg day ended up being “diverand became the highest sity.” Anyone can breed, stakes payout of the day. train, own or ride a good Unusual Heat passed In Cal-bred, as was proved Excess (Ire) as Cal Cup’s leadwhen six different jockeys ing sire with a victory by Maui and trainers won the major Mark in the $100,000 Donald events. Six different horses Valpredo Sprint Stakes. Sent sired the winning runners— off as the sixth choice at 8-1, five of them by currently the former claimer scored the active sires. Four of the winLava Man, a two-time California Horse of the Year, first Cal Cup victory for trainer ners were homebreds for led the post parade for the their owners, and the wins $175,000 California Cup Classic Stakes presented by City National Bank Robert Hess, Jr. The card was made up of came in both spectacularly easy and grimly determined fashions, with winning odds two allowance events and two maiden special weight races. ranging from 2-1 to 9-1. Good Journey was represented by maiden-breaking filly Lucky Primo was able to duplicate the success of Texcess Home Journey, while Council Member sired second-out in 2006, to become only the second horse to take the winner He’s Not too Shaby. The allowance races went to $175,000 Lava Man Cal Cup Classic Stakes presented by Marlenadarlena, a daughter of Old Topper, and Bud I City National Bank after winning the Cal Cup Juvenile as Crushed It, by Momentum. A total of 10 individual sires and well. Comebacking jockey Tyler Baze was aboard for the trainers were represented on the day, different in each race. victory, riding the son of Atticus for co-owner, co-breeder Other events on the day included a Doug O’Neill boband trainer Joshua Litt. blehead giveaway and a chance to see $5,268,706-earner The $250,000 Bob Benoit Juvenile and Keith E. Card and seven-time grade I winner Lava Man, who led the post Juvenile Fillies Stakes went to promising youngsters Monu- parade for the Classic named in his honor. The following ment and Tilde. Monument, by the deceased Cindago, pages highlight the excitement from Cal Cup XXIII.

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California Cup XXIII

S T O R Y

Lucky Primo: A Storybook Finish

by EMILY SHIELDS There are so many storylines to take from the Oct. 13 Lava Man California Cup Classic Stakes Presented by City National Bank, that it is hard to pinpoint any of them to focus on. There is Tyler Baze’s triumphant return to the saddle after a rocky year on the sidelines. There is the magic of a truly homebred horse winning the $175,000 contest: Joshua Litt trains, co-bred and co-owns the winner. And then there is the fact that Lucky Primo not only becomes a rare two-time Cal Cup victor, but duplicated Texcess’ feat of winning both the Classic and the Cal Cup Juvenile Stakes. The future seemed limitlessly bright when Lucky Primo won the 2008 Cal Cup Juvenile in his fourth career start. The gelded son of Atticus (Magali Farms) rallied from sixth to win by 1 1/2 lengths, concluding his two-year-old season with two wins and a third in four starts. His connections— Litt and brother Jason, who bred the horse in partnership with Dennis O’Neill, eagerly anticipated his future. However, injuries plagued Lucky Primo’s career and the oversized horse did not return until March of 2010, finishing fourth in an allowance race. He finally got back in the winner’s circle in June of that year, but returned to the sidelines until March of 2011. That season was kinder to him, producing a win in Hollywood Park’s $71,800 Golden State Cup Stakes over 2011 Cal Cup Classic winner Norvsky. Lucky Primo finished second in that Classic, missing favored Norvsky by a neck while racing at 8-1 odds. Although he went back to the sidelines for a third time after that race, he came back in strong form, winning an allowance race at Betfair Hollywood Park on July 14 of this

year. At that point, Litt made a decision: one prep at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, then another crack at Santa Anita Park’s Cal Cup Classic. Litt stuck to the plan, even when Lucky Primo finished fourth in the allowance at Del Mar, beaten by less than two lengths. The six-year-old bay went into the 1 1/16mile main dirt track contest as the 4-1 fourth choice, behind the likes of 2012 stakes winners John Scott and Holladay Road, as well as 2011 Cal Cup Juvenile winner Rousing Sermon. Aboard sat jockey Tyler Baze, who had yet to win a stakes race since returning to the saddle after substance abuse problems had kept him away from the sport for more than a year. Lucky Primo pulled everything together in the Classic, carrying Baze to victory and justifying all the time that Litt had spent continually bringing his horse back to the races. He defeated 40-1 longshot Got Even and 7-5 favorite John Scott to become only the second Cal-bred to capture the Cal Cup Juvenile/Classic double, following Texcess who managed the feat in 2004 and 2006. Lucky Primo has now earned $437,616 with six wins, three seconds and three thirds in 16 starts. He is out of the five-time winner Live Free Or Die, by Personal Flag, who is also the dam of the dual stakes-placed, three-time winner Kingpin Ryno. That four-year-old gelding, by In Excess (Ire), races for the Litt brothers, as well. Over the summer, Litt noted the resilient Lucky Primo has a “heart of gold.” Add that to the list of storylines surrounding the 23rd Cal Cup Classic.

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Lucky Primo

$175,000 Lava Man California Cup Classic Stakes October 13, 2012

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California Cup XXIII

Tiz Flirtatious: Catching The Eye

S T O R Y by RUDI GROOTHEDDE For the first time in its 23-year history, a California Cup race had to be split into two divisions when 42 nominations to the $100,000 John Deere California Cup Distaff Stakes resulted in the Santa Anita Park racing office receiving 22 entries for this downhill turf test for fillies and mares, threeyear-old and up, at about 6 1/2 furlongs on Oct. 13. After all 11 runners for the first division made it to the starting gate in Arcadia, a great contest ensued in which Tiz Flirtatious overcame both the inside post and a layoff of nearly nine months to come from last place and post an easy 1 3/4-length victory in 1:11.70. A homebred for San Juan Capistrano resident Pamela Ziebarth, Tiz Flirtatious proved anything but rusty when she parlayed a solid workout record into a victory as the race favorite over fellow 7-2 choices Best Present Ever and Unusual Hottie who were separated by just three quarters of a length at the wire. Ridden by Joel Rosario, who had piloted her in her previous three starts, the four-year-old daughter of the Harris Farms sire Tizbud was making only her fifth trip to post following three consecutive wins and a third-placed finish to subsequent dual grade I winner Include Me Out in Santa Anita’s grade II, $150,000 La Canada Stakes going 1 1/16 miles on Jan. 22 of this year. In October of 2011, she had won both maiden special weight and allowance sprint events on the same main dirt track as the La Canada, before successfully transferring to

the all-weather Cushion Track surface at Betfair Hollywood Park for a 1 1/2-length victory in the $85,800 Cat’s Cradle Handicap at 7 1/2 furlongs on Dec. 11. Her turf debut in the Cal Cup Distaff resulted in Tiz Flirtatious making a four-wide bid in the stretch that resulted in a $60,000 payday which improved her record to 5-4-0-1 and $194,800 for her connections, including trainer Marty Jones who said to Steve Andersen of the Daily Racing Form after the race, “When she’s right, she’s very special.” The second foal out of the unraced Victory Gallop mare Masquerade Belle, Tiz Flirtatious is a half-sister to the 2007 Cee’s Tizzy filly Hello Sugar who interestingly finished fifth as the 9-5 favorite in the allowance race that her older sibling won on Oct. 29 of last year. This duo’s 10-year-old dam is out of General Meeting’s Time to Meet, a stakes winner at the ages of two and three in 1998 and 1999. Masquerade Belle has also produced a three-year-old full sister to her first foal, a two-year-old full brother to Tiz Flirtatious, and a 2012 daughter of the multiple grade II winner Tizdejavu whom Ziebrath bred and owned in partnership with Michael Cooper. Rosario, who won the 2008 Distaff aboard Lightmyfirebaby, said after this year’s event, “She’s a pretty nice filly. I’ve rode her before and she acted really good last time I rode her. She was still rank in her last race, maybe that’s why she got tired. Today she was really relaxed and she covered a lot of ground when I asked her to run. She looked good.”

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Tiz Flirtatious

$100,000 John Deere California Cup Distaff Stakes (1st Div.) October 13, 2012

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California Cup XXIII

Bella Viaggia: A Breathtaking Beauty

S T O R Y by RUDI GROOTHEDDE A little more than an hour after the first division of the $100,000 John Deere California Cup Distaff Stakes was run, the second division of this race at about 6 1/2 furlongs was contested on Santa Anita Park’s downhill turf course as the eighth event on the 10-race program during this year’s California Cup XXIII day in Arcadia. The field was reduced to nine when stakes winner Going for a Spin and stakes-placed Madoffwiththemoney scratched, leaving eventual seventh-placed finisher Sugarinthemorning as the 6-5 favorite. Returning a $2 win payout of $21.40, Bella Viaggia raced never more than two lengths behind the leaders before taking command on the rail in the stretch to win by a couple of lengths in 1:12.02. Runner-up Missdealornodeal finished 1 1/4 lengths clear of Cayanna in third. Bred by Leatherman Racing LLC, this three-year-old filly is by Good Journey, a resident of Magali Farms. She is owned by SLO Racing Stable, a partnership between San Luis Obispo residents Ty and Debbie Green, Mike and “DD” Patrick and Frank and Nancie Mazzone, and has now earned $155,000 from a record of three wins and a second in all her starts to date. Ty Green credited Tom Hudson, the Farm Manager at Magali Farms, with talking the partners into running Bella Viaggia in the Cal Cup Distaff and not an allowance race the next day. After finishing second on the all-weather Cushion Track surface at Betfair Hollywood Park on May 26 of this year, Bella Viaggia’s next two starts were also against fellow

California-breds, this time on the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s all-weather Polytrack strip. Back in maiden special weight company at six furlongs, she won by 2 3/4 lengths on Aug. 2, prior to posting a 1 1/2-length triumph in an allowance optional claiming event at 6 1/2 furlongs just 29 days later. Only minutes prior to the Cal Cup Distaff, her trainer Mike Puype commented to Daily Racing Form’s Steve Andersen, “She looked spectacular in the paddock. She looked ready to win. Her weight is unbelievable. She looks good.” After Bella Viaggia’s win, he added, “It was a big race; big effort. She has a great future. When horses want to win like that, and they come out running, those are seasoned horses. She showed a big race today to be like that. Let me tell you, she works this main track like no other. She runs on synthetic too, and trains on dirt better than both of them so I think I can go anywhere where there’s a race.” Bella Viaggia was ridden by Joe Talamo after her exclusive rider thus far, Garrett Gomez, was named to pilot Going for a Ride. “Before she actually ran I worked her about seven or eight times so I was very familiar with her,” said Talamo. “We just had a great trip. Mike had her ready to go today. The rail opened up and we just shot through.” Bella Viaggio’s dam is 11-year-old Miss Del Mar, a winning daughter of American Chance and the Prized mare Molistar, a two-year-old stakes winner of 1993. Among Miss Del Mar’s other five foals are two-year-old and yearling full sisters to Bella Viaggio and a 2012 filly by Papa Clem.

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$100,000 John Deere California Cup Distaff Stakes (2nd Div.) October 13, 2012

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California Cup XXIII

S T O R Y

Maui Mark: Staking His Claim

by JACKIE BARNES It was a beautiful fall day as thousands of eager race fans gathered to celebrate California Cup XXIII at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 13. The 10-race card of full fields offered plenty of wagering action. Following heavy rains two days earlier, the main track and turf course were in excellent condition for the Saturday afternoon event. The seventh race on the program was the $100,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint Stakes at six furlongs. With the scratch of Korban, the field was reduced to nine evenly matched runners. As the field made their way to the starting gate, the Bob Baffert trainee Derby Gold was installed as the 8-5 race favorite. Shudacudawudya and Mensa Heat were the second and third choices in the wagering. When the gates opened, Derby Gold and Obsess flew to the lead, setting fractions of :21.52 and :44 seconds flat for the half-mile. Bench Points and Ain’t No Other stalked the pacesetters to the top of the stretch. Obesess took the lead turning for home, with the fastclosing Maui Mark quickly gaining ground on the outside. In a furious drive down the lane, Maui Mark with Garrett Gomez got up to win by a half-length at the wire. The winner’s final time was 1:09.03. He paid $19.00 for a $2 bet. The winner, a seven-year-old chestnut gelding, is by California’s leading sire Unusual Heat and was bred by the Fast Lane Farms of the late Steve Warner. Warner was also the breeder of the 2006 Breeders’s Cup Sprint (grade I) winner and Eclipse Champion Sprinter, Thor’s Echo. Maui Mark is the first Cal Cup winner for trainer Bob Hess Jr. who conditions the winner for owners Michael Carter and Charles Galea.

Maui Mark raced for a $20,000 claiming tag at Santa Anita Park in March of this year, when taken by Carter and Galea. Hess later shipped him to Belmont Park where he won two starter handicaps at six furlongs in sloppy and good going. He was unplaced in the last start at Saratoga before his Cal Cup victory. With Maui Mark’s victory in the sprint, Unusual Heat became the leading sire of Cal Cup winners with a total of eight. The Harris Farms resident’s other winners include the California champion three-year-old colt and grade I winner, The Usual Q.T., grade I winner Unusual Suspect, and Lennyfromalibu from his first crop. Each of them were victorious in the now-defunct Cal Cup Mile Handicap. Dalymount, the dam of Maul Mark was a daughter of grade II winner Man From Eldorado, out of the stakes winner Jena G. A half-sister to the stakes-placed winner Mission Bear. Dalymount has produced three other foals to race, including Cinder Cone, an eight-year-old full brother to Maui Mark who had 10 wins and $240,603 in earnings to his name through May of this year. With his heart-stopping victory in the Cal Cup Sprint, trainer Bob Hess Jr. indicated that Maui Mark’s next start would likely be in the $75,000 On Trust Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park on Nov. 17. With his latest victory, this veteran runner has now pushed his career totals to 26-10-0-6 with a bankroll of $364,568. The 23rd edition of Cal Cup proved a great day of horse racing that featured not only some promising young stars but excellent efforts by veteran performers as well. Fans can look forward to hopefully seeing all these talented Cal-breds competing in major stakes events during the upcoming Betfair Hollywood Park meet.

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$100,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint Stakes October 13, 2012

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Monument: Marking The Occasion

by MARCIE HEACOX California-bred Monument left his mark in winning the richest running of the $250,000 Bob Benoit California Cup Juvenile Stakes on California Cup XXIII day, Oct. 13 at Santa Anita Park. The purse was up $150,000 from last year’s edition, subsidized by the $2.325 million Golden State Series for two- and three-year-olds bred or sired in California. Monument pressured stakes winner Strong Wind for the lead until taking command at the eighth pole. He raced greenly down the stretch, running on the wrong lead while pricking his ears and ducking in at jockey Martin Garcia’s whip, but held stablemate Ballard Ruler at bay by 2 3/4 lengths. “I had a lot of horse, that’s why he had time to look around,” Garcia said. “This was the first time he’s run at a distance, and it looks like he likes it.” Star Rocker, Lovmeister, O Wild West Wind, Real Heat, The Humancomplaint, Warren’s Rocky, Strong Wind and Life a Riley rounded out the field of 10 juveniles. Monument’s final time for 1 1/16 miles on fast dirt was 1:44.84. The dark bay or brown colt’s final odds were 5-1. It was Garcia’s first score in a Cal Cup event. John Sadler marked his ninth Cal Cup victory as a trainer, tying him with Bob Baffert for the record. Sadler said he entered his horses in the Juvenile primarily because they fit the race’s conditions, but was optimistic about the Golden State Series and local racing in general. “There’s a lot of money for Cal-breds in the program here, so you see a nice day today and we think we’re closer to going back up than to going back down,” Sadler said. “People seem to be very excited about racing. The numbers have been very good in the past few months.”

Sadler said winning owners and breeders Lee and Susan Searing of C R K Stable were on vacation in Napa. Their win was bittersweet, as Monument was sired by their stakes winner Cindago, who died Sept. 24 following a seizure. The nine-year-old stallion stood for six years at Pete and Evelyn Parrella’s Legacy Ranch in Clements. He also sired the Searings’ Courtside, winner of last year’s $100,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint Stakes. Monument’s dam is stakes-placed Grant Marty a Wish, by Beautiful Crown. A third-generation Cal-bred, she earned $291,366 while winning nine of 21 starts. Monument is Grant Marty a Wish’s only foal to race. She also has a yearling filly by Cindago. Beautiful Crown stood stud in California from 1997 to 1998, before relocating to Australia where he stands at Patinack Farm in New South Wales. Monument’s triumph in the Juvenile gave him his third win in four starts. He won his debut in a $40,000 maiden claiming race at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Aug. 2, and came back 20 days later to score in an allowance race. After these successes on the all-weather Polytrack surface, he finished second in his dirt and stakes debut in the $50,000 C. B. Afflerbaugh Stakes at Fairplex Park on Sept. 12. With the $137,500 winner’s share of this latest victory, Monument brought his total purse earnings to $195,500. Sadler said the colt’s next two starts could be in the $100,000 Real Quiet Stakes on Nov. 10 and the $200,000 King Glorious Stakes on Dec. 16, both at Betfair Hollywood Park. The latter is the remaining Golden State Series race for males in 2012. “We’ll probably keep him in the state-bred program for now, but he is an improving horse and we’re excited,” Sadler said.

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$250,000 Bob Benoit California Cup Juvenile Stakes October 13, 2012

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Tilde: A Lucrative Lass

by KEN GURNICK In her last three races, Tilde has won three stakes with total purses of $500,000 while facing only opponents who were bred or sired in California. “This new California-bred deal is fantastic,” trainer Mike Harrington said in the winner’s circle at Santa Anita Park after Tilde won the $250,000 Keith E. Card California Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes during Cal Cup XXIII on Oct. 13. If you had to pick endorsers for the recent upgrades in the Cal-bred program, the Harringtons would be a logical place to start, with Tilde a picture-perfect poster model. Mike and wife Patricia not only own Tilde, they bred her as the owners of her Cee’s Tizzy dam Self Taught. They also own 15 percent of her sire Swiss Yodeler (Harris Farms), who was trained by Mike for majority owner Heinz Steinmann. Swiss Yodeler has stood in California his entire career as a stallion, throwing offspring since 2000 that have kept Harrington busy commuting from his barn to the winner’s circle. He was the state’s leading freshman sire in 2002, leading juvenile sire in 2003 and 2006, and sire of the 2006 Eclipse Champion Sprinter, Thor’s Echo. Tilde is their second Cal Cup Juvenile Fillies winner in the last three years (joining Swiss Wild Cat) and is a lay-up to be named champion Cal-bred for her division. She has won four of five starts with earnings of $332,560. But you won’t see the Harringtons wheeling her back for the Breeders’ Cup. “I don’t think the purses are as big, but there are two more (Cal-bred) races for her—stakes—and you’d have to think that off this race, if she stays sound, she’ll be tough in both of them,” Mike Harrington said, referring to races either created for, or enriched by, the Golden State Series that debuted this year. Those would be the $200,000 Soviet Problem Stakes for

two-year-old fillies at Betfair Hollywood Park on Dec. 9, and the $300,000 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes for three-year-old fillies at Santa Anita in January. Looking farther down the road, Tilde also would be a logical candidate for the $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes for three-year-old fillies at Santa Anita in March, and the $300,000 Melair for three-year-old fillies at Betfair Hollywood Park in April. Combined, that’s $1 million in available purses for Golden State Series eligibles in her division! The Cal Cup Juvenile Fillies was Tilde’s first two-turn venture. She won her May 20 debut going 4 1/2 furlongs at Betfair Hollywood Park with a game effort along the rail. She was third in the same track’s $100,000 Cinderella Stakes at 5 1/2 furlongs on June 16, then won back-to-back stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club—the $100,000 CTBA Stakes at 5 1/2 furlongs on July 20, and the $150,000 Generous Portion going six furlongs on Aug. 29. Tilde drew the nine-hole in the 10-strong field at Cal Cup and was three-wide into the clubhouse turn under jockey Rafael Bejarano as Bert’s Altarcation and Doinghardtimeagain set the pace. Bejarano asked Tilde to pass the leaders heading for home. Bert’s Altarcation backed up, but Doinghardtimeagain dug in along the rail. It wasn’t until deep stretch that Tilde wore down her foe and emerged a half-length winner under energetic encouragement from her rider, clocking in at 1:45.56 for the 1 1/16 miles as the 2-1 favorite. “As soon as I came to the stretch I let her go and she came running,” said Bejarano. “She was flying in the end. This is a good filly. She’s getting better. This was her first time at a distance and I had so much horse in the end.”

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Tilde

$250,000 Keith E. Card California Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes October 13, 2012

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California Cup XXIII

The 2012 Cal Cup Party: A Tribute To Lava Man

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

• 75% Starters/Foals • Average Earnings Per Starter $25,952 Multiple GI winner of $4,563,500 By classic winner and Champion 3-year-old Colt PLEASANT COLONY, sire of Champions PLEASANT TAP, ST JOVITE and PLEASANT STAGE.

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• 74% Winners/Starters and Average Earnings Per Starter $32,012 Multiple Graded stakes winner of $623,650. By Classic winning millionaire SUMMER SQUALL, sire of Horse of the Year CHARISMATIC and Champion two-year-old filly STORM SONG. 2011 stakes winners include CITY ROUTE and CELL LINE FOREVER. ©MESAROS

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First Foals Are Yearlings of 2013 By twice leading sire STORM CAT, sire of 180 stakes winners, including twice leading sire GIANTS CAUSEWAY and champions STORM FLAG FLYING and SWEET CATOMINE. By CHRISTMAS IN AIKEN, sister to Bandito Barney, dam of Gr. I winner HARLANS HOLIDAY ($2,432,664).


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• 80% Starters/Foals • 73% Winners/Starters • Average Earnings Per Starter $44,200+ • Progeny Earnings $16.9 Million+. A versatile stallion whose progeny have won from 6 to 13 furlongs. Sire of graded stakes winners SECRET GYPSY ($596,926), PRINCIPLE SECRET ($269,440) and graded stakes-placed MY MISS STORM CAT. Stakes winners include HERMOSILLO ($658,691), SECRET KIN ($416,041), HALEY’S HALO ($365,060) and THEKATCAMEHOME ($310,029) .

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

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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Keith Brackpool: A Man On A Mission

CTBA Member Profile

by EMILY SHIELDS Keith Brackpool has worn many proverbial hats, ranging from businessman to the Chairman of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB). He is also an avid horse owner and a member of the California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (CTBA). Now, the man who was a driving force behind getting the Breeders’ Cup World Championships to return to California has a horse good enough to run in the prestigious event, which takes place amidst a sea of change in Golden State racing. The British-born Brackpool has been juggling business and pleasure for years. He made his mark first as the Chief Executive Officer of North American Operations for Albert Fisher Group, then as the co-founder and CEO of Cadiz Inc. In the early 1990s, he campaigned the English, French and German group winner Elbio (GB); that runner earned $565,334 and gave Brackpool his first taste of major racing. After being elected as Chairman of the CHRB in January of 2010, Brackpool immediately threw himself into the position and set about improving the product

of racing in California. He has grappled with tough subjects, such as changes to the rules of the claiming game and whether or not to allow exchange wagering. While he successfully shakes up proceedings in the state legislature, Brackpool is simultaneously watching a young star developing under the guidance of his California trainer, Carla Gaines. After a son of California’s leading sire Unusual Heat (Harris Farms) and the Out of Place mare Foreverinthegame entered the ring for the 2011 Barretts October Yearling Sale and sold for $49,000 to Sunset Stable LLC, he was wheeled back into this year’s Barretts March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training. By then, his marvelously talented full brother Lakerville boasted an undefeated record in two starts. The colt, named He’s Game at the time, did not meet his reserve and was bought back. He was purchased by Brackpool shortly thereafter, and soon sported a new name. “I like one-word names for horses, so I named him after one of the soccer players on my favorite team who

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also happens to possess a comparable burst of acceleration while in full gallop,” Brackpool explained. Gervinho the human, a native of Africa’s Ivory Coast also known as Gervais Lombe Yao Kouassi, currently plays for the famed English Premier League club Arsenal. Trainer Carla Gaines was impressed with Gervinho as soon as he went into serious training. “He took everything in stride, and we were hopeful we could get a race into him at Del Mar,” Brackpool said. Gervinho realized those dreams just in time, starting on the second to last day of the 2012 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club meet. Sent off as the 8/5 favorite in a field of nine, Gervinho settled in seventh under jockey Rafael Bejarano. He tracked the pacesetters comfortably, swung four wide into the stretch, and rallied late to win by three quarters of a length. Brackpool notes that the 5 1/2-furlong distance of the maiden race was far too short, but Gervinho was classy enough to win anyway. “He did everything you want to see a young horse do: tracked the leaders and then ran past them. We’ve all had horses work well in the morning and they don’t do the same thing in the afternoon. It was good to see him win.” The $250,000 Bob Benoit California Cup Juvenile Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 13, seemed like a logical spot for the state-bred, but Gaines had other ideas. She trained Gervinho on the grass and the colt responded enthusiastically, prompting an entry into Santa Anita’s $100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes on Oct. 8. “We took a greatly reduced purse to run against open company and get an idea if he could step up into graded stakes competition,” Brackpool said. “It ended up one of the better races I’ve ever had a horse in.” Favored at even money this time, Gervinho sat back last in a six-horse field and lost his footing for a moment on the far turn. “You don’t see many two year olds overcome that level of adversity against that kind of competition and do it,” Brackpool said. He was resigned, but Gervinho proved he is no ordinary horse. He flew down the stretch, mimicking the stretch-running heroics of his brother Lakerville, and nailed the grade I-experienced Den’s Legacy on the wire to win by a half-length. Brackpool was awed. “That

was remarkable; an extraordinary performance. Days like that day are what make this the best sport in the world.” Gervinho is not nominated for the Breeders’ Cup, and Brackpool has to wrestle with the notion of supplementing him to the $1 million Juvenile Turf (grade I) on Nov. 3. “We are considering it, but it’s a bigger decision than I thought it would be,” he explained. The cost of nomination is $100,000. “For me, running in the Breeders’ Cup would be a wonderful thing,” Brackpool admitted. “I’ve spent a lot of my efforts over the last two years getting the Breeders’ Cup to come back here, and it would be icing on the cake to have a runner.” Brackpool believes that the Breeders’ Cup transcends issues facing the sport. “When it comes to California, it has a resonating and tremendous effect. It belies the notion that we’re on a downward spiral here.” Marketing of the prominent two-day event in Arcadia has been vamped up for 2012. A Metrolink train car sporting information about the Breeders’ Cup has been trundling through Los Angeles. Metrolink’s website has a page dedicated to information about the Breeders’ Cup, including how to get there, and Dodger Stadium hosted a Breeders’ Cup night during the final week of the regular baseball season. The return of the Breeders’ Cup isn’t Brackpool’s only recent achievement. He can almost divide the demands of his position into two distinct types of work: regulatory and promotional. On the regulatory side, California has been at the forefront of change. “I’m very proud of what the medication and safety committee has done,” he said. “California is setting an example for other states.” Promotionally, Brackpool thinks the state has turned a corner. “You can’t compare the current situation to ten or twenty years ago. That is no longer relevant, and you have to deal with the cards you’re dealt. Our purses are increasing and our field sizes are strong. We offer great opportunities to both breed and buy California horses.” With the Breeders’ Cup set to remain in the Golden State for 2013, Gervinho will have another opportunity to shine even if he doesn’t run this year, and Brackpool will have another year to help shape future change in California racing.

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Gervinho—$100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes—October 8, 2012

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Focus On The Future

Rosella Saville: Forging A Solid Reputation

by EMILY SHIELDS Photos by KATHLEEN RENGERT Most horse-crazy young girls happily daydream of a time when they will get a chance just to see a horse, let alone be around one. The lucky ones are able to take riding lessons or go to camp. The extremely blessed ones either own their own horse, or have a friend who does. A native of Gilroy, California, Rosella Saville fell into that exclusive latter group. “My best friend had a pony, and I spent every minute that I could riding the pony, falling off the pony, and doing things you do with ponies,” she said. While her interest led her to horse shows, competing in dressage and eventing, it wasn’t until college that Saville was introduced to horse racing. “I started a program where I was picking out unwanted horses from Bay Meadows (Racecourse) and retraining and reselling them, but I didn’t know much about the racing industry,” she explained. Saville was attending Fresno State when she learned about and was accepted to the Kentucky Equine Management Internship program (KEMI). She spent six months working at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Kentucky, and found herself entranced by the sport. “I loved every second I spent with the racehorses,” she said. “I worked with broodmares, then stayed on the following sum-

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mer doing sale work with yearlings. I got to watch the babies I’d foaled grow up.” Upon graduation, Saville waffled with her future. “I had planned on applying to vet school, but I didn’t know which direction I really wanted to go.” A friend of hers was moving to Maryland to campaign eventers and, on the spur of the moment, Saville went too. She picked up a side job with a vet working at Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton. The renowned training center has been home to the likes of Kentucky Derby winners Barbaro and Animal Kingdom and Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags. “I worked there every moment I could to learn the racehorse side of veterinary medicine, and continued to fall in love with it,” she recalled. “I finally separated myself from showing and went to be with racehorses full time.” Rosella eventually married Niall Saville, a steeplechase rider from England. They purchased a farm and broke young horses for trainers in Maryland and Delaware. “We took on too many horses and outgrew the farm,” Saville explained, “and then the opportunity rose to purchase our own barn at Fair Hill in 2010. We couldn’t pass it up, so we scrounged the money and made the impossible dream happen.” Now 31, Saville helps her husband with his racing string on the East Coast. “I’m everything he’s not,” she said. “I keep his books, I do the invoicing, I ride for him and pony for him. When he’s away at a race, I take over the training. As long as I’m hands on in the barn, I’m in love.” The Savilles, who train both flat racers and steeplechasers, work hard to put the horses first. “It’s important to us to race ethically,” she said. “We try to be as drug-free as possible, give the horses as much time as they need, and be open and honest with our clients. We have nothing to hide.” Their candid business plan is already working: the Savilles campaign the three-year-old filly Malibu Yankee who has won three times and earned $76,705 since they claimed her for $25,000. “I hope racing heads in a more honest direction,” Saville said. Indeed, the sport could use more reputable people like her.

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Regional Sales

Home Run

by LISA GROOTHEDDE In early October, as several Major League Baseball teams were embroiled in post-season playoff games in an effort to reach the 2012 World Series, the home team of California scored an emphatic victory at the Hinds Pavilion with its athletes of the four-legged variety. Boosted by a strong demand for horses representing the Golden State’s breeding industry, the 2012 Barretts October Yearling Sale hit a home run with tremendous increases in all business indicators when its single session was conducted at Fairplex in Pomona on Oct. 9. From the 237 yearlings cataloged, Barretts Equine Limited reported the sale of 174 of the 215 horses who ultimately entered the ring for gross receipts of $4,006,600, representing a 54.1 percent increase from the $2,599,700 total for 154 yearlings sold during the corresponding auction in 2011, and the highest gross for the annual yearling sale since its 2006 edition, which generated $4,336,900.

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This California-bred colt by Bertrando out of the unraced Tale of the Cat mare Telling Stories, consigned by his breeder Willow Tree Farm Inc., was the $150,000 sale-topper during this year’s Barretts October Yearling Sale at Fairplex in Pomona on October 9.

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This year’s average price of $23,026 was 36.4 percent higher than the $16,881 yearling average realized in 2011. The median leapt from $9,750 in 2011 to $18,000 this year, marking an 84.6 percent improvement. The buy-back rate also rebounded, from 30.3 percent last year to 19.1 percent in 2012. “‘Bring horse to auction, bring home money’ is the mantra of many successful commercial breeders,” said the Barretts Vice President and Controller, Bill Baker. “Since the 2012 yearling sale was the best-performing yearling sale in Barretts history in terms of median sales price and percentage of horses sold from cataloged, there is no doubt this is a very good sign for the California commercial market since more breeders will be bringing home more money. Hopefully, this money will give breeders confidence to purchase new mares, which is always necessary to even maintain every breeder’s program.” “Breeders have brought better horses, as well as better prepared horses, to our yearling auction in the last few years, and they are now reaping the rewards,” Baker said. “It did not take as long as we thought, but we finally exceeded all of our 2007 sale figures (for horses sold, gross sales, average price and median), which was the last yearling sale before the credit crunch of 2008.” “Sales are definitely trending in the right direction,” he noted. “Our October sale is one of only two sales in the country which had increases in horses sold, gross sales, average price and median as compared to the same sale in 2007.” Winning Cal-Bred Roster Horses who were foaled in California dominated the auction. Sixteen yearlings sold for more than $50,000 each; all are California-breds. Three colts led the proceedings with respective six-figure purchase prices. The connections of one of the most successful recent graduates of the Barretts October Yearling Sale returned this year to purchase another racing prospect. California-based Thoroughbred owner Arnold Zetcher acquired a yearling colt by Bertrando for the sale-topping price of $150,000, with trainer Bob Baffert bidding on his behalf. Two years ago, Zetcher paid the auction’s top price of $105,000 for Derby Gold, the Bertrando colt whom Baffert saddled to victory for him in Santa Anita Park’s 2012 Echo Eddie Stakes. The 2012 sale-topper is the second foal out of Telling Stories, a Tale of the Cat mare who was purchased for $55,000 by Butch and Lu Thomas’ Willow Tree Farm at the 2008 Barretts March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training, but who never raced. The colt was consigned to this year’s auction by his breeders, Willow Tree Farm. Florida-based Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds went to $120,000 to secure Steve’s Legacy from the West 12 Ranch consignment. The Unusual Heat colt, who was bred by Josh

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Cantor, Tony Finn, Ted Mitchell, Samuel Wenguer and Paul third-highest price in The Paddock Sale at Del Mar held in Sowa, was produced by the unplaced Swiss Yodeler mare July was an unraced filly by Unusual Heat.” Helen’s Echo, a full sister to the California-bred 2006 Eclipse Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds led all Barretts Champion Sprinter and Breeders’ Cup Sprint (grade I) winner October buyers with four acquisitions totaling $283,500. Thor’s Echo. Kirkwood Stables selected four yearlings for $185,000 to Hartley/De Renzo crossed the six-figure threshold a second rank second among buyers, while Sunset Stable spent the time at the sale for a $110,000 Majestic Warrior colt out of third-highest amount of $164,000 on five yearlings. the unraced Tale of the Cat mare Treed Cat. The youngster Havens Bloodstock Agency was the auction’s leading was bred by Jack Hatch, who listed him under the Green Acre consignor, with 39 yearlings sold for $875,400. Sam Stables consignment he presented alongside his wife, Barb. Hendricks sold 15 yearlings from her consignment for a cumuWillie B Awesome, a full brother to the Cal-bred 2012 lative $286,000 to rank second among sellers, followed by Santa Anita Oaks (grade I) winner Willa B Awesome, sold for Lovacres Ranch, with nine yearlings sold for $281,000. $95,000 to John Winters. By Awesome Gambler out of the With a pair of his second-crop colts averaging $64,000 winning mare Cause I’m Tricky, by Nineeleven, the colt was each, Kentucky-based Majestic Warrior reigned as the bred by Terry Lovingier and consigned to the auction under his auction’s leading sire by average, two or more sold. breeder’s Lovacres Ranch banner. Led by the sale-topping colt, demand for yearlings by Eliciting an $85,000 bid from Bill Tomasic was a the pensioned California sire Bertrando was strong Kodiak Kowboy half-sister to the dual graded stakes-placed throughout the session; five sons and daughters of the River California stallion Roi Charmant and six additional winners Edge Farm retiree sold for an average price of $56,900 each. out of Seattle Dancer’s winning daughter Cantina. The sale’s Leading California sire Unusual Heat, of Harris Farms, top-priced filly, she was bred by B&B Zietz Stables Inc., Bruce ranked highest among active Golden State stallions with a Henry Zietz and Beverly Kay Zietz and consigned by Havens $55,143 average for seven of his yearlings. Among all Bloodstock Agency. California stallions with first-crop yearlings, the Ballena Increased buyer interest in California-bred horses provided Vista Farm resident Dixie Chatter generated the most a stimulus for this year’s sale. enthusiasm; three of his seven available offspring sold for “The supply of racehorses in California is near an all-time an average of $49,333 each. low,” Baker explained. “The 2012 Keeneland September “The results of this year’s sale speak for themselves,” Baker catalog was more than 35 percent smaller than the one in 2007, concluded. “Part of the success for this year’s sale is due to the while major auctions held before it were down more than 43 increased demand for horses, the Golden State Series and the percent, and those held after it were down only success of prior year graduates, especially in open races. We are nine percent over the same time period. In other words, the confident that all three of these factors will remain in place for supply of horses across the country is much smaller, which of the short term.” course leads to higher demand.” For complete results of the 2012 Barretts October Yearling “The demand for California-breds has been somewhat soft Sale, visit www.barretts.com. prior to 2012 in all Barretts auctions,” he continued. “We believed that the advent of the Golden State Series in 2012 would help revive the market, but this was not overtly apparent in either our January or March selected sale this year. However, the first of the Golden State Series races for three-year-olds were not run until late March, when Derby Gold won the $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes. Gold Rush Day in late April also presented Golden State Seriesenhanced purses prior to the May sale.” “When the May sale was conducted, there was a palpable increase in demand for California-breds, and a Swiss Yodeler was the second-highestBred in California by Josh Cantor, Tony Finn, Ted Mitchell, Samuel Wenguer and Paul Sowa, this son priced filly in the sale. The of Unusual Heat and the Swiss Yodeler mare Helen’s Echo sold for the second highest price of $120,000.

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Racing In Southern California

The Grass Is Greener For This Cal-Bred Duo

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by EMILY SHIELDS California-breds were at their best going a mile on the turf during the early part of Santa Anita Park’s Autumn meet. A Jealous Woman and Gervinho both defeated open company in grassy stakes events, and each won in striking fashion. Girl Power “The more they asked, the more she gave!” Trevor Denman used one of his more popular catch phrases as the horses crossed the wire in the $87,100 Swingtime Stakes on Oct. 6. Jockey Brice Blanc had guided A Jealous Woman on the lead throughout the contest, carving out fractions of :22.48, :45.50 and 1:09.12. The pair were still 2 1/2 lengths in front when A Jealous Woman reached the top of the stretch, but Lady Ten and the rallying favorite Byrony (Ire) threatened her lead. Blanc called upon his mount and she responded valiantly, fending off her challengers to win by a length in 1:33.64. The Swingtime was the seventh win in 17 starts for A Jealous Woman, but her first stakes victory. Three Cent Stable owns the six-year-old chestnut mare, who also has two seconds and three thirds for earnings of $353,256. Francis Meza, also recording her first stakes victory, trains the daughter of Muqtarib. Denise Kim Thorson and Nick Tamborrino bred A Jealous Woman out of the unbeaten Fly So Free mare Miss Free Bird. She is a half-sister to the dual stakes winner and grade I-placed gelding Devils Disciple, as well as Girl Gone Crazy, dam of the 2009 multiple stakes-winning filly She’s Our Annie.

Oh Boy! After Gervinho broke his maiden with a furious rally on the second to last day of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club meet, it seemed logical that he would tackle statebreds in the $250,000 Bob Benoit California Cup Juvenile Stakes on Oct. 13. Instead, trainer Carla Gaines called an audible and worked the son of Unusual Heat (Harris Farms) on the grass, and he responded well enough to warrant a shot at the $100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes on Oct. 8. Owner Keith Brackpool was willing to take the purse cut if it meant a shot at finding out just where Gervinho fit with potential Breeders’ Cup horses. The Zuma Beach is a prep for the $1 million Juvenile Turf (grade I) on Nov. 3. It turns out that Gervinho fits right in: he rallied from last in a six-horse field to nail Den’s Legacy on the line and win by half a length under jockey Rafael Bejarano in 1:34.59. Dancin Upside Down finished a further 2 1/4 lengths behind in third. Gervinho’s late-running style should come as no surprise, given his pedigree. Barry Abrams and Madeline Auerbach bred the bay colt out of the Out of Place mare Foreverinthegame, making Gervinho a full brother to the undeniably brilliant sprinter Lakerville. That stakes-placed, multiple-winning colt has earned $212,540; Gervinho is well on his way with $102,000 to his name. Foreverinthegame’s dam is the grade I-placed Fondly Remembered, who has also produced the stakeswinning Broad Brush filly Broad Hopes.

A Jealous Woman—$87,100 Swingtime Stakes—October 6, 2012

Gervinho—$100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes—October 8, 2012

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Cal-Bred Double For The DeNikes & Nations

by JERRY KLEIN The partnership of owners Edward and Theresa DeNike and trainer Keith Nations struck again at the San Joaquin Fair on Sept. 22. Having already posted stakes triumphs this summer with Control Seeker and Bailouttheminister, they sent out the filly Cougarstown in Stockton’s $68,250 Harvest Stakes for distaffers. She took the lead in the race’s very first yards and was never headed, posting an 18-1 upset over Blendara with Bleach Blonde and favored Sister Kate next across the line. A daughter of Speightstown, Cougarstown had made the running in almost all of her eight previous starts, but sustaining her speed had always been the problem. Though claimed by the DeNikes for $32,000 from her initial start in May of 2011, the filly didn’t reach the winner’s circle until June 30, during this year’s Pleasanton meet. In her last start prior to the Harvest, she squandered a five-length lead at the quarter-pole in a Golden Gate Field allowance event. But there was no stopping her in the Harvest. Jockey Eric Camacho had his mount comfortable down the backstretch,

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Entering the stretch, Cougarstown quickened up to gain some daylight and outlasted her pursuers under vigorous handling. “The last time she worked, Eric really got her to relax,” Nations said. “It translated into the race. She was a length in front instead of four.” Unfortunately, Top Debutante, who looked certain to get second, went wrong near the wire and fell, taking Special Holiday down with her. Cougarstown, a daughter of multiple stakes winner Fair Apache, was bred by Rod and Lorraine Rodriguez. “We liked her breeding,” Nations recalled. “She was small and we gave her time to grow.” Cougartown now has three wins, the identical number of runner-up finishes and earnings of $100,371. Nations and the DeNikes knew they had a fit and ready horse before the $75,250 Bull Dog Handicap at the Big Fresno Fair on Oct. 14, but there were still a few concerns. Their entry, six-year-old Control Seeker, was trying to win at nine furlongs for the first time and, more importantly, the gelding’s last seven wins—including the $62,750 Joseph T. Grace Handicap at Santa Rosa on Aug. 5— were on turf, while the Bull Dog was a contest on the main dirt track. Facing opposition holding formidable graded stakes credentials, Control Seeker took charge at the outset, was allowed to set a tepid pace under jockey Francisco Duran and held off dual grade II winner Juniper Pass throughout the stretch to post a half-length victory. Grade Iplaced Quindici Man was two lengths back in third, well clear of grade III winner and the race’s 6-5 favorite, Dynamic Host. Third-choice Control Seeker, in receipt of four pounds from the latter, stopped the timer in 1:51.53. Duran took advantage of a five-horse field without much speed. “Give credit to Francisco,” said Nations. “I talked to him this morning and told him it would be a real riders’ race. This (style) was something new and he really got it done down the lane.” Nations wasn’t surprised that Control Seeker won on dirt after a bullet work a week ago. “He came off the track bouncing,” he noted. Control Seeker was bred by Miraleste Inc., the nom-de-course of John DiBernardo. He is the first stakes winner by DiBernardo’s stallion Sought After, a son of Seeking the Gold who will stand at Daehling Ranch in 2013. The victory, the second in a stakes for the gelding, boosted his lifetime mark to 35-9-9-2 with a bankroll of $327,787.

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Control Seeker—$75,250 Bull Dog Handicap—October 14, 2012

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Cal-Bred Millionaires’ Row

#52 California Flag: A Long And Winding Road

by EMILY SHIELDS He is one of those popular old campaigners who can’t help but draw in a legion of fans. He boasts the unique Californiabred qualities of gritty determination and gallant tenacity. He is the 52nd Cal-bred millionaire. He is California Flag. Eight-year-old California Flag’s story has been told numerous times over the past four racing seasons, but always through the eyes of Keith Card, the California Racing Hall of Fame member who passed away in March of 2011. His wife, Barbara, has always been equally involved in the flashy gray, and is looking forward to seeing if he can get a repeat win in the grade I, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 3. The California Flag story starts with John and Diane Fradkin, who spent a mere $10,500 to acquire a diminutive gray filly at the 1993 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. That filly, named Ultrafleet, was a moderately useful broodmare in her early years, and even produced the multiple stakes-placed Shadow Raider in 2000. In 2003, the Fradkins decided not to breed Ultrafleet, who had a yearling filly by Avenue of Flags at the time. How were they to know that the

filly, Cambiocorsa, would go on to win nine races and $522,055, most of it via Santa Anita’s downhill turf course? Keith Card asked to lease the mare, and bred Ultrafleet back to Avenue of Flags. The resulting gray colt was born on Feb. 19, 2004. “That year, Keith was naming every horse California Something,” Barbara Card recalled. “Because of the sire, California Flag fit perfectly.” Under the tutelage of trainer Doug O’Neill, California Flag debuted on Apr. 15, 2007, in a maiden special weight run down the hillside turf course at Santa Anita. He finished fifth, starting his “love-hate” relationship with the challenging course. California Flag would suffer his most heartbreaking defeat and also achieve his greatest success over that unique track. It wasn’t until February of 2008, and now under the care of trainer Brian Koriner, that California Flag broke his maiden while going a mile on the grass in his fourth start. He was dismissed at 17-1, but won by two lengths. After three consecutive off-the-board finishes, including a failed attempt at the $73,600 Barretts Stakes, California

California Flag became the 52nd California-bred millionaire when he finished fifth in the group I, $1,548,000 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin on December 13, 2009, prior to him being voted the joint California Horse of the Year.

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Flag did win again, taking a six-furlong turf allowance at Hollywood Park in July. “We had to geld him that year because he just wasn’t interested in running,” Card recalled. “But once we did, he started winning.” It wasn’t until California Flag won his first stakes race, setting a new track record of 1:11.10 in the $100,000 Morvich Handicap on Sept. 24, that Card realized the extent of the talented runner they had. “I was blown away when he won that race,” she said. “I knew two things then, that he was a racehorse and that he loved that downhill track. Watching him come racing down that hill was one of the most exciting things to ever happen to me.” The brilliance of the Morvich victory, in which California Flag and jockey Joe Talamo led throughout to score by three lengths at odds of 22-1, left him as the fifth wagering choice in the inaugural $1,094,620 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita on Nov. 7. Instead of getting the lead early, or taking back and waiting, California Flag got wrapped up in an early speed duel with fellow 7-1 shot Mr. Nightlinger. The duo tore through fractions of :20.73 and :41.81 before they both faded down the stretch and 36-1 bomber Desert Code lit up the board. Everyone, from the Cards to Koriner to Talamo, were severely disappointed. To ease the sting, California Flag rebounded to win the grade III, $150,000 Hollywood Turf Express by 4 1/2 lengths Age

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on Nov. 29. Unfortunately, the effort and the discovery of ankle chips left the dappled gray on the shelf until the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s 2009 meet. The plan was always to point to a second try in the Breeders’ Cup, so the extended vacation merely trimmed down California Flag’s schedule. In his five-year-old debut, California Flag won the $106,100 Green Flash Handicap by a neck on Aug. 19, 2009. As the even-money favorite, he annexed the five-furlong grass dash in :55.22, proving he had retained his speed despite the long layoff. The Green Flash was the perfect prep race for his second Morvich triumph, and California Flag came through again, waltzing down the hill to a length victory in 1:11.40, just missing his own course record. This time, he would go favored at 3-1 in the Breeders’ Cup, and jockey Talamo had a chance to redeem his ride from a year before. It turned out that no one wanted to head the Cal-bred gelding anyway. California Flag burst out to the lead in the $909,000 Turf Sprint, then cruised away to lead by 1 3/4 lengths at the wire, outrunning 13 rivals in 1:11.28. The popular victory earned him two California year-end titles, as Champion Turf Horse and joint Horse of the Year with another Cal-bred Breeders’ Cup hero, Sprint winner Dancing in Silks. Trainer Koriner tried to get creative with California Flag Continued on next page 2nd

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Cal-Bred Millionaires’ Row Cont’d. while the gelding was in his prime, and first sent him to Hong Kong for the group I, $1,548,000 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint on Dec. 13. California Flag became a millionaire when he finished a good fifth, then went to Dubai for the group III, $1,000,000 Al Quoz Sprint on Mar. 27, 2010. He finished third, proving he could compete against the best in the world, then returned home to California to focus on a defense of his Breeders’ Cup title. California Flag enjoyed a delightful homecoming in the $102,175 Green Flash Handicap on Aug. 18, 2010. He led a Cal-bred superfecta in that race, winning by a nose over the dead heating Quick Enough and My Summer Slew, while Cost of Freedom finished fourth. Jockey Mike Smith was aboard, replacing Talamo, who had recently broken his wrist. However, the pair were reunited for California Flag’s next start which would be on the road. With Churchill Downs slated to host the 2010 Breeders’ Cup, California Flag was shipped to Lexington, Kentucky, to prep in Keeneland’s grade III, $100,000 Woodford Stakes. He was sent off as the 8-5 choice against a field of 10 rivals, but faded badly to trail the field. He improved only slightly to be eighth in his Turf Sprint defense to end the year. California Flag had another abbreviated season in 2011, starting four times with one win. He kicked off the year on July 3, with an eighth place finish in the $81,898 Robert K. Kerlan Memorial Handicap at Hollywood Park. Then he finished fifth, beaten 2 1/4 lengths, in the $104,375 Pirate’s Bounty Handicap on Del Mar’s main allweather Polytrack surface. California Flag got back into the winning groove with his third victory in the Morvich. Now piloted by jockey Pat Valenzuela, California Flag relished his return to the hill and

won by a half-length over Excessive Passion and Ain’t No Other in 1:11.91. His performance earned him a fourth shot at the Breeders’ Cup, also held at Churchill Downs, but he finished 12th of 14. In 2012, California Flag got an early start to the season, winning the grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Handicap down the hill at Santa Anita. Talamo was back aboard for the 2 1/4-length score over Sayif (Ire), while fellow Calbred Compari finished third. Setbacks kept him out of the Hollywood Park spring and Del Mar summer meets, but the now nearly-white gray is training for his fifth run at the Breeders’ Cup. “I’m going to retire him following that race, because I want to retire him as a champion,” Card said. “He’s working lights out right now, and still loves it out there. He’s a happy horse, he feels good, and he looks good.” California Flag, whose record currently stands at 11 wins and two thirds in 26 starts with $1,288,825 in earnings, will be retired to Hi Card Ranch. “He always had a personality here at the farm,” Card said. “He loves to buck and run and kick, loves his carrots, and I will just let him be a horse.” Card appreciates many of California Flag’s qualities, but there is something particularly special about the way he carries on her husband’s legacy. “I think what made me happiest was that he brought so many accolades to Keith that were so well deserved,” Card said. Keith Card served as the President of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) in 2005, and the Cards were named the 2009 TOBA (Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association) State Breeeder of the Year for California. Card is now honored with a race in his name—the $250,000 Keith E. Card California Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes. Whether or not California Flag is able to replicate his Breeders’ Cup success in his final try, his longevity makes for a remarkable story.

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In his next to last start of the year, Cal-bred California Flag won the $909,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint in the Hi Card Ranch silks of his breeders, the late Keith Card and his wife Barbara, at Santa Anita Park on November 7, 2009.

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Stem Cell Therapy For Treating Laminitis

by HEATHER SMITH THOMAS Stem cell therapy for treating equine injuries has been in use for about a decade, with success reported in treating tendon and ligament injuries. The newest thing some veterinarians are currently working on is the use of stem cells for laminitis. This condition is one of the most challenging and frustrating for veterinarians to deal with because often the outcome is disappointing. Horses with laminitis are usually in great pain, and the future health of the hoof is at risk. All too often, a horse with severe laminitis ends up being euthanized. One of the topics of discussion at the second annual North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association Conference (NAVRMC) in Lexington, Kentucky, from June 2-4, 2011, was the use of stem cell treatment for relieving pain and encouraging new hoof growth in horses with chronic laminitis. At this point in time, however, there has been very little

research (or clinical trials) done to determine the best treatment protocols. Some veterinarians are trying stem cell therapy in conjunction with cold therapy, hyperbaric oxygen treatments, nutrition changes, surgery, therapeutic shoeing and other methods, and some of them feel that the stem cell injections are making a big difference. Scott Morrison, DVM, a podiatrist at Rood and Riddle in Lexington, Kentucky, has been using stem cells for about a year and a half to treat chronic laminitis. “Historically, laminitic cases have healed with varying degrees of stability, due to multiple reasons. One is the amount of damage they suffered initially. For instance, when a horse founders, there may be infection and severe, irreversible damage to the pedal bone,” he explains. Another factor in chronic laminitis is the poor quality of tissue after the damaged laminae heal. “It may not be quite as strong as the original laminae. Horses heal with wide variations; some are almost normal, and some remain crippled, with many cases somewhere in between,” he says. “The most important thing in treating laminitis is to stabilize the foot and prevent or stop the bone from moving. We add various types of support with shoeing techniques but, in spite of what we are able to do with shoeing, we don’t have much influence on the type of tissue that heals back,” says Morrison. “Stem cells offer that aspect of treatment. This gives us a tool to influence the tissue that heals the damage laminae. With tendon or ligament injuries, depending on the severity of damage, they heal with a lot of scar tissue— which is not biomechanically as strong. It’s just the body’s way of quickly stabilizing or repairing a damaged area. It’s more like a patch, and has nowhere near the same biomechanical property as the original tissue. It’s less elastic and may not be as strong,” he explains. The same thing occurs with damaged laminae when a horse founders. “It heals with scar tissue A veterinarian radiographing a horse with laminitis.

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that is less elastic and not nearly as strong. The horse’s foot is never as stable as it was before. This is probably the reason a foundered horse has chronic pain and abscesses, due to the chronic instability,” he says. “We started using stem cell therapy in some of our worst chronic laminitic cases, in hopes they would heal with stronger, more functional laminae. In the foot, there are primary and secondary laminae. The laminae are just folds and folds of tissue, designed to increase the surface area of attachment—similar to a Velcro® attachment. The more folds of Velcro® you put on something, the harder it is to pull it apart,” says Morrison. In horses with chronic laminitis, when that area heals, there are not as many folds of laminae and there is much less surface area for attachment. It more readily pulls apart. Laminitis is a disease that affects multiple types of tissue, including the laminae. “This is the main tissue we worry about, but other tissues are also involved, including the sole corium—the tissue that produces the sole. Also, the blood vessels and bone are damaged, and need to repair. Theoretically, stem cells can become any type of tissue, and can help these repair,” he says. “We’ve done some clinical trials with stem cells and have done 15 cases so far, using stem cells on the sinkers—cases in which the entire bone has dropped down in the foot (the most severe form of laminitis), rather than just rotated. We have had much better success with sinkers, using stem cell therapy, along with shoeing, hoof casts and other techniques available to stabilize the bone. Those are the primary treatment, and then we add stem cells,” he says. “We use allogeneic stem cells, meaning cells from another (donor) horse. We’ve collected umbilical cord blood from newborn foals, for instance. We isolate, harvest and grow stem cells from that blood. We also collect cells from the horse we are treating, harvesting it from bone marrow in the sternum. But these stem cells (from the horse itself) can take four to six weeks to grow in the lab. When treating laminitis, you want to get a big dose of cells into that foot as soon as possible, so four to six weeks might be too long to wait. So in these cases, we use an allogeneic dose initially and then give the horse a dose of his own cells at the next treatment, which is about four to six weeks later,” explains Morrison. Usually two to four treatments are given, at monthly intervals. “Before using stem cells, our success with sinkers was very low. About 18 percent recovered, using all of our methods of shoeing, casting, surgery, etc. Now, out of the 15 horses we’ve given stem cells, we’ve had more than 80 percent success rate. Granted, this is just a small number of horses, but it’s very encouraging,” he says. “There are many things we still don’t know about treating laminitis, but we know we are having more success with stem cells. We don’t know exactly how those cells are working, such as the ones we are putting into the foot. Are they actually becoming new tissue or did they stimulate healing in some other way, such as chemical mediators influencing

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the type of tissue that grows back? We need to do a lot more study to see if these cells are becoming part of the tissue or just influencing healing by some other mechanism,” says Morrison. “We also need to do histology on the feet we put stem cells into, and compare them to histology on other horses’ severely laminitic feet that were not treated. We could see what the laminae look like, to see if in fact they are healing back with true, better laminae folds (the primary and secondary laminae). We need to back up our findings with histological examinations, so this is what we plan to do next, with laminar biopsies.” He is getting ready to do this in the near future. Morrison feels stem cells are a very promising new tool to treat some of the worst cases. He also wants to see how some of these cases do over the long term. Right now it’s only been a year and a half on some of the first cases. People are interested in whether the healing will be adequate and long-term, so that recovered horses might be able to have a breeding career, even if they are not sound enough to compete in high-stress athletic sports. Will a recovered stallion be able to breed mares? Will a mare be able to carry a foal and not suffer pain or further damage to her feet when carrying the extra weight during pregnancy? Morrison plans to start breeding some of these animals next spring, so this will be test to see how they hold up after recovery. “Stem cells are not a magic bullet, and will not cure every horse with severe laminitis. The individuals who present with severe separations and infections will still be a challenge; stem cells are not going to stabilize the pedal bone. We’ll still need a mechanical solution for that. Stem cells will merely help in the repair phase of the disease, as the tissue replaces itself—once the aftermath of all the damage is done. Stem cells will help with the clean-up, repair and rebuilding,” he explains. “Stem cells may also help in the acute phase, since they have some anti-inflammatory properties, but currently we are just looking at how they help rebuild some of the damaged issue in chronic cases.” This is an exciting project, because foundered feet can be very frustrating at that stage. When you have spent several months treating a foundered horse, it’s very discouraging to find out that the tissue that’s been created to replace the damaged laminae is dysfunctional and rubbery. “You’ve spent all that time and money stabilizing the coffin bone, only to have a very compromised foot in the end. You never know what kind of tissue you will end up with, many months later. You may spend half a year before you realize that the quality of tissue isn’t adequate and the foot will never be stable,” he says. Hopefully, stem cells can help with this aspect of healing. Most chronic laminitic cases don’t heal back to normal. “When you radiograph them, there is a large distance Continued on next page

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If a person has a good mare and paid an expensive stud fee, this will be good insurance for that foal—having the ability to use its own stem cells at some future date to help between the coffin bone and the hoof wall. We call this dis- heal an injury. “I think this will become a large part of how tance (between the bone and the wall), the horn-laminar we treat certain things in the future. Otherwise, you have (HL) zone. This gives an idea about how much separation to collect the stem cells from the horse at the time of injury there is and how much scar tissue is there. We’ve noted in (or laminitis) and it will take four to six weeks or longer several of the cases we treated with stem cells early, they before they can be used to treat the problem,” he explains. “Some stem cells grow more slowly than others, and heal back with a very tight, narrow HL zone, which looks more like a normal foot on radiographs, rather than a typi- some don’t grow well at all. If you have a good dose of cal chronic laminitic case. It heals back with nicer laminae frozen stem cells, ready whenever you might need them, quality. We also do biopsies to evaluate that tissue, but radi- this would save a lot of time and might also be more effective. Younger horses have a better source of stem cells than ographically it looks more normal,” he says. “We have had severe cases that sloughed off three quar- older animals. Sometimes with an old horse, if you collect ters of the foot, and were not growing any tissue back, and stem cells from that individual, they don’t grow very well,” we used stem cells on those. They started growing back a he says. “The stem cell treatment is exciting. We’ve had very nice, healthy foot, and a couple cases grew a whole new foot. These are cases that I am sure we would have had to good success treating foot injuries and laminitis, ligament and tendon injuries. Our efforts with laminitis have been put down, if we hadn’t used the stem cells,” he explains. This is an option some people will want to try. “It will very encouraging.” With use of stem cells, there is a more cost about $2,000 to harvest and use stem cells, so the more rapid growth of hoof wall. “The way we put them into the foot is generally with a valuable horses will be the most likely candidates. When a valuable foal is born, we encourage people to collect blood regional limb perfusion. We put a tourniquet around the from the umbilical cord and store it (frozen) in the lab. fetlock area (to temporarily help keep the blood in that Then if that foal becomes a racehorse or some other high- area) and put a catheter into one of the affected veins or level athlete, those stem cells will always be available. If arteries of the foot. Then we inject the stem cells into that the horse ever suffers a ligament injury or laminitis, we artery or vein, leaving the tourniquet on for about 20 to 30 have a dose of stem cells already on hand, ready to use,” minutes to perfuse the vasculature of the foot with stem cells,” explains Morrison. says Morrison. Some veterinarians inject the stem cells into the coronary band, putting multiple injections around the coronary band. “We prefer to do the regional perfusion, to get stem cells into all areas of the foot (up under the sole, into the bone, etc.) and not just the coronary band,” he says. There are many ways to do stem cell therapy. Stem cells are often harvested from fat. Mesenchymal stem cells can be harvested from bone marrow or umbilical cord blood. Currently these are the only three sources being used clinically, but stem cells have also been collected from other sources including fetal blood and amniotic fluid. “We can harvest various sources and stages of stem cells,” he A vet using venous perfusion, with a tourniquet above the area, to put stem cells into the foot. explains.

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Available Statistics Through October 8, 2012

Leading Sires in California

Leading Sires by Number of Races Won

Leading Sires by Money Won Rank Sire Runners 1. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . 111 2. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 3. Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 4. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 5. Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 6. Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . 106 7. Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 8. Southern Image . . . . . . . . . 88 9. In Excess (Ire)† . . . . . . . . . 106 10. Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 11. Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . 89 12. Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . 99 13. Redattore (Brz)• . . . . . . . . . .71 14. Awesome Gambler . . . . . . 38 15. Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 16. Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . 51 17. Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 18. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 19. Olmodavor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 20. Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 21. Popular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 22. Formal Gold• . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 23. High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 24. Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 25. Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . .90 26. Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 27. Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 28. Cee's Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 29. Siberian Summer* . . . . . . . . .41 30. Perfect Mandate* . . . . . . . . . 45 31. Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 32. Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 33. Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 34. Freespool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 35. Ten Most Wanted . . . . . . . . .43 36. Silic (Fr) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 37. Rocky Bar# . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 38. Muqtarib† . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 39. Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 40. Momentum . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 41. Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 42. Comic Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 43. Capsized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 44. Our New Recruit* . . . . . . . . 23 45. Sought After . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 46. Stormy Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 47. Flame Thrower . . . . . . . . . . .40 48. Crafty C. T.• . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 49. Memo (Chi)• . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 50. Tannersmyman . . . . . . . . . . .39

Starts 559 735 775 713 741 632 543 521 521 430 449 517 365 190 457 261 432 210 395 170 205 419 356 335 462 201 284 276 249 226 39 112 223 364 284 119 217 102 192 298 85 153 164 128 109 200 183 97 139 205

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Races Won 90 115 109 137 108 103 69 71 72 86 54 80 46 18 56 35 60 36 63 29 42 55 50 45 65 25 44 43 34 40 12 14 24 44 26 15 44 17 29 32 17 25 24 18 16 24 20 13 27 22

Earnings $3,820,524 3,070,479 2,596,268 2,118,847 1,789,855 1,721,621 1,651,155 1,549,420 1,432,418 1,317,087 1,263,979 1,215,089 1,190,885 1,105,373 1,079,067 924,272 895,394 861,353 831,835 815,966 801,016 770,036 700,457 681,552 652,444 640,852 610,972 582,519 549,042 530,473 485,746 469,283 438,880 432,529 425,640 411,994 409,419 400,434 394,894 390,237 377,858 371,048 334,471 300,212 289,166 287,815 286,731 271,392 269,066 255,017

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

Runners

Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . .120 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . 124 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . .106 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . .111 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . 99 In Excess (Ire)† . . . . . . . .106 Southern Image . . . . . . . .88 Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . .118 Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . 90 Olmodavor . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . 76 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Formal Gold• . . . . . . . . . 66 Marino Marini, . . . . . . . . . 89 High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Redattore (Brz)• . . . . . . . 71 Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Starts

Races Won

713 735 775 741 632 559 430 517 521 521 543 462 395 432 457 419 449 356 365 335

137 115 109 108 103 90 86 80 72 71 69 65 63 60 56 55 54 50 46 45

Earnings $2,118,847 3,070,479 2,596,268 1,789,855 1,721,621 3,820,524 1,317,087 1,215,089 1,432,418 1,549,420 1,651,155 652,444 831,835 895,394 1,079,067 770,036 1,263,979 700,457 1,190,885 681,552

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

Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . .111 Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . 38 Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Popular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Muqtarib† . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Silic (Fr) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . .120 Southern Image . . . . . . . . . 88 Crafty C. T.• . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Redattore (Brz)• . . . . . . . . . .71 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . 106 Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Races Won 12 90 18 29 42 36 17 17 115 109 15 35 14 137 71 13 46 86 103 44

Average Earnings/ Earnings Runner $485,746 3,820,524 1,105,373 815,966 801,016 861,353 400,434 377,858 3,070,479 2,596,268 411,994 924,272 469,283 2,118,847 1,549,420 271,392 1,190,885 1,317,087 1,721,621 610,972

$48,575 34,419 29,089 28,137 26,701 22,667 21,075 20,992 20,746 19,971 19,619 18,123 18,049 17,657 17,607 16,962 16,773 16,260 16,242 16,078

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Leading Sires by Turf Earnings

Leading Sires by Number of Winners

(Minimum 100 Starts Lifetime)

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

Tribal Rule .........................148 Benchmark........................120 Kafwain ............................ 130 Old Topper ........................124 Ministers Wild Cat.............106 Unusual Heat ................... 111 Swiss Yodeler..................... 99 Bertrando† ........................118 In Excess (Ire)†..................106 Southern Image................. 88 Marino Marini ..................... 89 Stormin Fever.................... 76 Salt Lake* ........................... 81 Decarchy ........................... 97 Olmodavor ......................... 67 Sea of Secrets.................... 90 Formal Gold•...................... 66 High Brite* ......................... 62 Redattore (Brz)• ..................71 Terrell...................................54

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

Runners

Winners

Races Won

76 72 66 64 57 48 47 46 46 42 41 40 39 36 36 35 32 32 29 29

115 137 109 108 103 90 80 69 72 71 54 60 86 56 63 65 55 50 46 45

Earnings $3,070,479 2,118,847 2,596,268 1,789,855 1,721,621 3,820,524 1,215,089 1,651,155 1,432,418 1,549,420 1,263,979 895,394 1,317,087 1,079,067 831,835 652,444 770,036 700,457 1,190,885 681,552

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

Races Runners Starts Winners Won

Unusual Heat ............ 76 Tribal Rule .................. 42 Redattore (Brz)• ......... 28 In Excess (Ire)†.......... 32 Kafwain .................... 34 Vronsky ...................... 16 Popular ..................... 10 Good Journey ............ 29 Benchmark................. 32 Decarchy................... 34 Bertrando†................ 40 Muqtarib† .................. 6 Marino Marini ............. 21 Formal Gold• ............ 18 Old Topper ................ 31 Olmodavor ................ 23 Ministers Wild Cat.... 27 Suances (GB) ............. 12 Stormin Fever .......... 22 Siberian Summer* .... 16

247 86 74 92 69 57 27 95 77 84 76 16 42 45 54 62 49 34 63 51

26 9 8 8 8 5 5 8 7 4 7 2 5 3 7 7 2 3 6 5

43 14 11 10 10 7 8 10 10 6 7 4 6 6 7 10 4 4 8 7

Earnings $2,358,864 611,378 571,714 554,887 472,567 467,072 405,964 373,337 360,356 355,856 305,094 258,350 251,071 246,463 226,266 225,060 221,458 210,266 185,235 175,636

Leading Sires by Median Earnings Per Runner

Leading Sires by Average Earnings Per Start

(Minimum 10 Runners)

(Minimum 50 Starts)

Runners

Cyclotron ......................... 10 Suances (GB)....................26 Unusual Heat ..................111 Good Journey.................. 51 Popular ............................ 30 Lucky Pulpit ..................... 38 One Man Army................. 12 Crafty C. T.• ..................... 16 Roman Dancer................. 11 Onebadshark ....................14 Terrell ............................... 54 Takin It Deep• .................. 15 Southern Image ............... 88 Rocky Bar# .......................33 Affirmative†...................... 16 Our New Recruit*............. 23 Tribal Rule ...................... 148 Benchmark .....................120 Salt Lake*......................... 81 Globalize.......................... 38

Races Won 12 14 90 35 42 36 8 13 15 15 45 14 71 44 9 18 115 137 86 44

Median Earnings/ Earnings Runner $485,746 469,283 3,820,524 924,272 801,016 861,353 179,375 271,392 153,489 211,374 681,552 157,631 1,549,420 409,419 247,521 300,212 3,070,479 2,118,847 1,317,087 610,972

$38,050 14,779 13,341 10,980 10,465 10,333 10,268 10,265 10,160 10,112 10,106 9,905 9,725 9,695 9,050 8,800 8,317 8,307 8,045 7,954

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

Runners

Unusual Heat ............... 111 Awesome Gambler........ 38 Vronsky ............................29 Suances (GB) .................. 26 Tribal Rule .................... 148 Lucky Pulpit .................. 38 Muqtarib†....................... 19 Popular.............................30 Good Journey ................ 51 Silic (F)r .......................... 21 Kafwain ......................... 130 Redattore (Brz)• ............. 71 Tizbud ............................. 46 Salt Lake* ....................... 81 Bertrando† ................... 118 Southern Image ............ 88 Benchmark................... 120 Marino Marini ................. 89 In Excess (Ire)†.............. 106 Ministers Wild Cat........ 106

Starts

Earnings

Average Earnings/ Start

559 190 170 112 735 210 102 205 261 119 775 365 201 430 543 521 713 449 521 632

$3,820,524 1,105,373 815,966 469,283 3,070,479 861,353 400,434 801,016 924,272 411,994 2,596,268 1,190,885 640,852 1,317,087 1,651,155 1,549,420 2,118,847 1,263,979 1,432,418 1,721,621

$6,835 5,818 4,800 4,190 4,178 4,102 3,926 3,907 3,541 3,462 3,350 3,263 3,188 3,063 3,041 2,974 2,972 2,815 2,749 2,724

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 October 8, 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. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev 12 48 571 408-71% 286-50% 33-6% 35-6% 10-2% $35,733,239 2.17 1.25 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit 3 22 67 40-60% 31-46% 15-22% 3-4% 0-0% $2,017,615 1.76 1.22 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig 5 16 78 37-47% 24-31% 3-4% 3-4% 1-1% $2,191,320 1.72 0.94 Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest 2 39 78 41-53% 16-21% 10-13% 1-1% 1-1% $1,393,235 1.69 0.75 Cee's Tizzy†, 1987, by Relaunch 20 36 729 510-70% 372-51% 59-8% 39-5% 9-1% $36,608,233 1.66 1.16 In Excess (Ire)†, 1987, by Siberian Express 17 57 970 711-73% 522-54% 115-12% 63-6% 11-1% $43,582,829 1.64 1.42 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev 7 56 390 160-41% 83-21% 10-3% 4-1% 3-1% $6,273,249 1.50 1.05 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo's Image 4 89 356 156-44% 107-30% 31-9% 5-1% 2-1% $6,079,725 1.47 1.40 9. Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat 7 65 454 276-61% 186-41% 78-17% 26-6% 2-0% $13,994,552 1.44 1.19 10. Salt Lake*, 1989, by Deputy Minister 17 73 1,247 1,033-83% 825-66% 245-20% 75-6% 25-2% $60,991,708 1.42 1.41 11. One Man Army, 1994, by Roman Diplomat 7 9 63 44-70% 29-46% 2-3% 4-6% 1-2% $2,506,320 1.41 0.99 12. Bertrando†, 1989, by Skywalker 16 63 1,011 758-75% 514-51% 121-12% 56-6% 12-1% $42,592,840 1.37 1.55 13. Memo (Chi)•, 1987, by Mocito Guapo (Arg) 15 35 525 338-64% 243-46% 44-8% 28-5% 9-2% $18,054,924 1.31 1.12 14. Birdonthewire, 1989, by Proud Birdie 15 17 255 186-73% 131-51% 37-15% 10-4% 1-0% $11,725,675 1.30 1.38 15. Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar 11 59 654 485-74% 363-56% 95-15% 33-5% 8-1% $26,468,638 1.25 1.16 16. Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat 10 63 626 467-75% 337-54% 108-17% 30-5% 12-2% $26,133,019 1.22 1.42 17. Rocky Bar#, 1998, by In Excess (Ire) 5 16 80 47-59% 41-51% 16-20% 10-13% 1-1% $2,301,333 1.20 0.77 18. Beau Genius†, 1985, by Bold Ruckus 19 39 749 612-82% 462-62% 138-18% 39-5% 5-1% $34,679,352 1.18 1.15 19. Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado 5 15 75 49-65% 39-52% 15-20% 2-3% 1-1% $2,106,679 1.15 0.97 20. Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run 6 68 408 309-76% 211-52% 74-18% 18-4% 4-1% $12,630,866 1.14 1.30 21. Affirmative†, 1999, by Unbridled 5 13 67 25-37% 15-22% 4-6% 1-1% 0-0% $869,887 1.13 0.81 Formal Gold•, 1993, by Black Tie Affair (Ire) 11 43 471 372-79% 289-61% 77-16% 19-4% 5-1% $18,813,998 1.13 1.35 23. Olympio*, 1988, by Naskra 17 30 511 392-77% 288-56% 60-12% 30-6% 4-1% $18,882,750 1.11 1.30 24. Robannier, 1991, by Batonnier 13 8 100 68-68% 39-39% 8-8% 3-3% 0-0% $2,948,636 1.10 1.06 25. Atticus, 1992, by Nureyev 12 36 435 320-74% 190-44% 39-9% 14-3% 5-1% $13,040,395 1.07 1.48 26. Snow Chief*, 1983, by Reflected Glory 21 13 271 181-67% 111-41% 27-10% 9-3% 1-0% $5,657,113 1.06 1.30 27. Kelly Kip, 1994, by Kipper Kelly 9 12 108 87-81% 73-68% 16-15% 2-2% 1-1% $4,342,911 1.05 1.01 28. High Brite*, 1984, by Best Turn 21 44 924 720-78% 582-63% 145-16% 46-5% 9-1% $35,750,670 1.04 1.18 Siberian Summer*, 1989, by Siberian Express 11 35 382 288-75% 205-54% 26-7% 13-3% 4-1% $12,419,508 1.04 0.88 Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo 11 62 677 519-77% 364-54% 153-23% 27-4% 2-0% $24,139,274 1.04 1.10 31. Redattore (Brz)•, 1995, by Roi Normand 6 84 503 370-74% 223-44% 52-10% 18-4% 13-3% $7,145,534 1.00 1.20 Silic (Fr), 1995, by Sillery 8 19 151 109-72% 71-47% 11-7% 2-1% 1-1% $6,999,754 1.00 0.93 33. Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View 6 45 267 177-66% 113-42% 33-12% 7-3% 1-0% $6,416,428 0.99 1.00 Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy 5 27 133 65-49% 32-24% 6-5% 4-3% 0-0% $1,726,514 0.99 0.92 35. Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat 5 48 242 147-61% 104-43% 27-11% 5-2% 0-0% $5,188,087 0.97 1.02 36. Lake George, 1992, by Vice Regent 13 12 160 102-64% 60-38% 10-6% 5-3% 1-1% $4,174,394 0.96 1.03 Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time 9 53 480 378-79% 286-60% 105-22% 20-4% 0-0% $15,319,581 0.96 0.87 Suances (GB), 1997, by Most Welcome (GB) 5 17 87 43-49% 26-30% 4-5% 1-1% 0-0% $1,360,997 0.96 1.18 39. Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 4 55 219 149-68% 92-42% 28-13% 11-5% 0-0% $4,397,770 0.95 1.01 Perfect Mandate*, 1996, by Gone West 9 33 296 159-54% 101-34% 18-6% 11-4% 0-0% $5,937,080 0.95 1.26 41. Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat 10 43 433 351-81% 255-59% 75-17% 20-5% 2-0% $16,976,424 0.94 1.0 42. Poteen†, 1994, by Irish River (Fr) 7 11 74 51-69% 37-50% 5-7% 3-4% 0-0% $1,995,698 0.91 0.82 Olmodavor, 1999, by A.P. Indy 5 42 211 141-67% 95-45% 30-14% 8-4% 1-0% $4,245,483 0.90 1.35 Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West 11 25 279 186-67% 138-49% 45-16% 13-5% 0-0% $7,422,158 0.90 0.82 45. Crafty C. T.•, 1998, by Crafty Prospector 5 18 89 49-55% 37-42% 9-10% 1-1% 0-0% $2,175,250 0.89 0.95 46. Epic Honor, 1996, by Honor Grades 8 9 70 49-70% 38-54% 6-9% 1-1% 0-0% $2,203,649 0.87 0.73 Iron Cat, 1995, by Storm Cat 11 12 137 103-75% 83-61% 7-5% 6-4% 0-0% $3,487,232 0.87 0.99 48. Latin American, 1988, by Riverman 15 21 309 207-67% 134-43% 28-9% 6-2% 2-1% $6,570,046 0.86 1.10 48. Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig 13 32 419 300-72% 237-57% 55-13% 23-5% 2-0% $12,300,821 0.85 0.81 Michael’s Flyer†, 1986, by Flying Paster 17 6 107 53-50% 30-28% 5-5% 3-3% 0-0% $1,945,732 0.85 0.59 Sought After, 2000, by Seeking the Gold 7 11 76 44-58% 30-39% 11-14% 1-1% 0-0% $1,256,838 0.85 0.89 Thisnearlywasmine, 1994, by Capote 8 8 67 39-58% 26-39% 5-7% 0-0% 0-0% $1,352,078. 0.85 0.73 These statistics for active California-based sires with foals of racing age, ranked here by lifetime Average Earnings Index The statistics contained0.84 in these rankings 79.What a Spell,are 1988, by What Luck 10 9a minimum89of 5065-73% 42-47% 9-10% 1-1% 0-0%(AEI) $2,030,242. 0.92 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 (US, Canada and Puerto Rico), England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) only Percentages are based upon number of foals of racing age

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Leading Two-Year-Old Sires in California

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

Runners

Starts

Races Won

63 43 58 30 45 41 36 55 33 17 22 15 8 23 27 23 34 29 24 6 20 13 8 8 7

13 8 5 5 5 6 4 4 3 1 4 3 1 2 2 6 4 6 6 1 3 3 2 1 1

1. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 2. Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . 15 3. Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . 18 4. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . .16 5. Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . 14 6. Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 7. Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . 16 8. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 9. Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 10. Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 11. Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 12. Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 13. Redattore (Brz)• . . . . . . . . . . 2 14. Rio Verde† . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 15. Council Member . . . . . . . . . .9 16. Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 17. Tannersmyman . . . . . . . . . . . 9 18. Olmodavor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 19. McCann's Mojave . . . . . . . . 7 20. Nineeleven† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 21. Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 22. Affirmative† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 23. Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 24. Cee's Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 25. Peppered Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Earnings $596,867 370,885 320,879 296,014 181,842 177,299 132,521 102,480 102,131 101,459 94,219 85,269 84,930 80,091 72,510 69,552 68,246 66,707 65,805 59,650 56,730 56,610 55,554 55,160 48,416

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

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

Runners

Swiss Yodeler .................. 15 Tribal Rule ........................ 25 Unusual Heat.................... 16 Awesome Gambler .......... 18 Salt Lake* .......................... 6 Ministers Wild Cat ............ 14 Kafwain..............................14 Stormin Fever .................... 8 Affirmative† ...................... 5 Cindago* ............................ 8 Bertrando†........................ 10 McCann's Mojave .......... 7 Singletary .......................... 5 Atticus .............................. 5 Heatseeker (Ire) .............. 16

Races Won Earnings 8 13 5 5 1 5 6 4 3 3 3 6 5 1 4

$370,885 596,867 296,014 320,879 101,459 181,842 177,299 94,219 56,610 85,269 102,131 65,805 45,368 44,265 132,521

Average Earnings/ Runner $24,726 23,875 18,501 17,827 16,910 12,989 12,664 11,777 11,322 10,659 10,213 9,401 9,074 8,853 8,283

SWISS YODELER (HARRIS FARMS) Leading Two-Year-Old Sire in California by Average Earnings Per Runner through October 8, 2012.

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

Runners

1. Tribal Rule ...................... 25 2. Swiss Yodeler ..................15 3. Awesome Gambler .......... 18 Kafwain ............................ 14 Olmodavor ...................... 11 6. Heatseeker (Ire).............. 16 Benchmark .................... 15 Stormin Fever .................. 8 McCann's Mojave ............ 7 10. Unusual Heat .................. 16 Bertrando†........................10 Globalize .......................... 4 Tannersmyman .................. 9 Old Topper ..........................7 Singletary .......................... 5 Don'tsellmeshort.............. 5 Our New Recruit* .............. 4 18. Ministers Wild Cat .......... 14 Cindago* ............................ 8 Rio Verde† ...................... 10 Affirmative† ...................... 5 Suances (GB) .................... 4 Southern Image ................ 6 Tizbud .............................. 7 Lucky Pulpit ...................... 5 Awesome Spirit.................. 3

Winners 11 6 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Races Won

Earnings

13 8 5 6 6 4 4 4 6 5 3 6 4 3 5 3 4 5 3 2 3 2 2 2 2 2

$596,867 370,885 320,879 177,299 66,707 132,521 102,480 94,219 65,805 296,014 102,131 69,552 68,246 56,730 45,368 22,817 21,640 181,842 85,269 80,091 56,610 55,554 34,440 31,659 26,313 21,220

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

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Dates in California

Regional Race Meetings, Stakes Races and Sale Dates

2012 AND 2013 REGIONAL RACE MEETINGS Santa Anita Park, Arcadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 28-Nov. 4, 2012 Golden Gate Fields, Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 18-Dec. 16, 2012 Hollywood Park, Inglewood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov. 8-Dec. 16, 2012 Santa Anita Park, Arcadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec. 26, 2012-April 21, 2013 Golden Gate Fields, Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec. 26, 2012-June 16, 2013 Hollywood Park, Inglewood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .April 24-July 14, 2013 Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 19-July 7, 2013 California State Fair (Cal Expo), Sacramento . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 10-21, 2013 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 17-Sept. 4, 2013 Sonoma County Fair, Santa Rosa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 24-Aug. 11, 2013 Humboldt County Fair, Ferndale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 14-25, 2013 Golden Gate Fields, Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 14-Sept. 15, 2013 Fairplex Park, Pomona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 5-22, 2013 San Joaquin County Fair, Stockton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 18-29, 2013 Santa Anita Park, Arcadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 25-Nov. 3, 2013 Fresno County Fair, Fresno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 2-13, 2013 Golden Gate Fields, Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 16-Dec. 22, 2013 Hollywood Park, Inglewood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov. 6-Dec. 22, 2013

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Added Value

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Breeders’ Cup Classic (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/4 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/2 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Mile (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,500,000 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (Gr. I) . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . .1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$100,000 Sprint Preview Stakes Damascus Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Goldikova Stakes (Gr. II) (Las Palmas Handicap) .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 Real Quiet Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Golden Nugget Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Sharp Cat Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 On Trust Handicap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . .7 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000 Cat’s Cradle Handicap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . .7 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000 Hollywood Prevue Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Citation Handicap (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 All American Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Miesque Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Generous Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Matriarch Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 Hollywood Derby (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/4 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000

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Native Diver Handicap (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$250,000 Golden Gate Debutante Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Vernon O. Underwood Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Hollywood Starlet Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500,000 Bayakoa Handicap (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 Gold Rush Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000 Soviet Problem Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 CashCall Futurity (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .750,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/2 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 Oakland Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 King Glorious Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000

2012 & 2013 REGIONAL SALE DATES January 22, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts January Mixed Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Early entries close November 2, entries close November 9 & supplemental entries close January 7, 2013) March 4, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training: Training preview on March 1, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Nominations closed October 19) May 13, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts May Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training: Training preview on May 10, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries close March 27, 2013) July 21, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts Paddock Sale at Del Mar, Presented by Sentient Jet, of “Race Ready” Horses of Racing Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries close June 4, 2013) October 8, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .October Yearling Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Nominations close April 19, 2013)

California-Bred/California-Sired Stakes Races November & December

It Pays To Be Cal-Bred

BETFAIR HOLLYWOOD PARK Saturday, November 17

Sunday, November 18

$75,000 On Trust Handicap Three-Year-Old & Up 7 1/2 Furlongs

$75,000 Cat’s Cradle Handicap Three-Year-Old & Up, Fillies & Mares 7 1/2 Furlongs

Sunday, December 9

Sunday, December 16

$200,000 Soviet Problem Stakes Two-Year-Old Fillies 7 Furlongs

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Breeders’ Cup XXIX World Championships Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California

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CALIFORNIA-BRED/CALIFORNIA-SIRED STAKES RACES SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 $75,000 ON TRUST HANDICAP 3YO & UP, 7 1/2 FURLONG Hollywood Park, Inglewood, Calif.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 $75,000 CAT’S CRADLE HANDICAP 3YO & UP, FILLIES & MARES, 7 1/2 FURLONGS Hollywood Park, Inglewood, Calif.

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 BARRETTS EQUINE LIMITED 2013 JANUARY MIXED SALE EARLY ENTRY CLOSING DATE Hinds Pavilion (Fairplex), Pomona, Calif. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 BARRETTS EQUINE LIMITED 2013 JANUARY MIXED SALE ENTRY CLOSING DATE Hinds Pavilion (Fairplex), Pomona, Calif. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD (CHRB) MONTHLY BOARD MEETING Hollywood Park, Inglewood, Calif.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED FARM MANAGERS ASSOCIATION (CTFMA) MONTHLY MEETING

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Dark Bay or Brown Horse; Feb. 19, 2002 Mr. Prospector, 70 b Gulch, 84 b Jameela, 76 dk b

BONNRITA Foaled in Kentucky

Deputy Minister, 79, dk b Icanseeyounow, 96, dk b Real Jenny, 80 dk b

Raise a Native, 61 ch Gold Digger, 62 b Rambunctious, 60 b Asbury Mary, 69 b Vice Regent, 67 ch Mint Copy, 70 dk b Valid Appeal, 72 b Child Bride, 71 dk b

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.

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HOUSING FOR THE SANTA ANITA AUTUMN MEET / BREEDERS CUP. Elegant living just minutes from Santa Anita: Spacious victorian flats in Sierra Madre, fully renovated. Lease incl utilities, wifi and use of several common rooms for the feeling of living in a large home. Seven suites available $1,250 - $2,500 per month. www.pinneyhouse.com or 626) 836-3300 for more info.

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Index to Advertisers & Stallions Advertised ADVERTISERS Backyard Race Horse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Ballena Vista Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Cal-Bred Maiden Bonus Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired Stakes Races . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 California Thoroughbred Subscription . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Cardiff, Suzanne, Pedigree Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Cole Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 CTBA Stallion Season Auction (PAC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Daehling Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37, 62 Dickson Podley Realtors (Jeannie Garr Roddy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 E.A. Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21, 25 Equineline.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Gloria Renteria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Golden Eagle Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Golden State Stakes Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Harris Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC, 19 Laurel Fowler Insurance Broker Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Legacy Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Lillian Nichols/Halters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Linda Cardenas-Subias-Law Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Magali Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 NTRA Advantage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 NTRA Advantage/John Deere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Odyssey Performance Premium Horse Exerciser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Rancho San Miguel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10, 11 Ridgeley Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 State Farm Insurance-Sue Hubbard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Tranquility Farm Stallion Season Auction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Victory Rose Thoroughbreds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32, 33 www.horselawyers.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

STALLIONS Anziyan Royalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Behrens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Bold Chieftain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Bonnrita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Chattahoochee War . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21, 25 Comic Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Desert Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Dixie Chatter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Drum Major . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Global Hunter (Arg) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Gotham City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC, 19 Idiot Proof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Many Rivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 McCann's Mojave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Monsajem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Mr. Broad Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Olmodavor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Onebadshark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Papa Clem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Peppered Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Rendezvous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Roi Charmant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Sierra Sunset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Slew's Tiznow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Sought After . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Soul of the Matter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Southern Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Spensive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Storm Wolf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC The Pamplemousse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Thorn Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC

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Guest Forum

Purdue King: Heart Of A Champion

by JOHN CALIFANO

©Steve Stidham

He was a little horse with a big, willing heart. He was Purdue King, a gray colt whose breeder and owner, John Valpredo, sold to Bob Starnes for a reported $1 million-plus prior to his start in the 1988 Santa Anita Derby (grade I). He was first conditioned by Irv Guiney, who saddled him up for all four of his career stakes wins, and later J. E. Tinsley Jr., and ridden by such illustrious jockeys as Chris McCarron, Laffit Pincay Jr, Bill Shoemaker, Gary Stevens and Fernando Toro. Sired by Dimaggio, out of the winner Purdue Princess, by Truxton Fair, Purdue King was foaled in California on Mar. 17, 1985. Dimaggio, who also sired the 1982 California Horse of the Year, Prince Spellbound ($935,343), and the graded stakes winner Fifty Six Ina Row, was a dual black-type winner from 24 starts, including a stakes-record performance in the six-furlong Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes (grade II). Purdue King made his first three starts at Hollywood Park, beginning on June 25, 1987, with a runner-up effort in a 5 1/2-furlong maiden special weight, among a field of nine two-year-olds. The little gray was reeled back eight days later, and posted a six-length win, over the same distance, against eight others. On July 25, the colt stepped up to stakes company, and ran a credible third in the $100,000 Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes (grade II). He then moved down to the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for three races, beginning with an impressive 5 1/2length score in the six-furlong Graduation Stakes against eight other California-breds, and pocketed $32,600 of the $55,100 purse. On Sept. 2, Purdue King annexed the, $65,500 Balboa Stakes (grade III) at seven furlongs, after he battled a half-furlong out, getting his nose down on the wire just ahead of Accomplish Ridge. Two weeks later, in a field of nine, Purdue King started in the $300,550 Del Mar Futurity (grade I) at a mile, and

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gallantly stayed in contention, ultimately finishing third to winning filly Lost Kitty. He started again on Oct. 31, in Santa Anita’s 1 1/16mile Norfolk Stakes (grade I) worth $200,000. The field included the future Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Stakes winner Success Express, and a Washington-bred gelding named Saratoga Passage. Over a muddy track, Success Express took an early lead, with Purdue King tracking. Saratoga Passage had been well back but closed with resolve to go ahead and reach the wire first, followed by Purdue King. Purdue King would return to the winner’s circle in his next two starts. He posted a 3 1/2-length victory in the one-mile, $110,000 B. J. Ridder Stakes for state-breds, and on Nov. 20, won on the turf in Hollywood Park’s first division of the onemile Hoist the Flag Stakes (grade III), with a purse of 94,750. Exactly one month later, the horse contested the one mile, grade I Hollywood Futurity offering a $1,000,000 purse. When the eight runners were sent off, Purdue King grabbed the lead but Tejano was in pursuit. Two furlongs from home, Tejano went ahead, with Purdue King stubbornly giving chase, but he was unable to catch the new leader. As Tejano crossed the wire, to eclipse Snow Chief’s juvenile earnings record, and become the first two-yearold millionaire, Purdue King’s second place effort earned him $180,000. Purdue King’s two-year-old campaign reflected 10 starts, eight of them in stakes, including six in graded company. He never finished lower than third, posting five wins, three seconds and two thirds, for earnings of $489,730. The little horse was deservedly named the California Champion Two-Year-Old Male of 1987, easily out-polling Flying Victor and Mixed Pleasure. Purdue King raced for four more years and although he was unable to duplicate his juvenile form, he still placed in several races, including runner-up efforts in the 1988 San Felipe Handicap (grade I) and 1990 Arlington Sprint Championship Handicap. He ran in the Kentucky Derby, albeit unplaced. While standing at stud in California, Illinois and Iowa from 1992 to 2007, Purdue King sired 24 winners from 82 foals with total earnings of more than $800,000 in 15 crops. Among his leading progeny were sons Accountsreceivable ($91,045), Rock On ($90,834) and Mr. Einstein ($75,874), and daughter Juliet’s Dreaming ($74,742). After being pensioned, and with failing health, Starnes brought Purdue King back to Illinois, where the horse passed away soon after, primarily from laminitis. Always a kind and honest horse, Purdue King put his heart on the line, and the best he had on the track. He was a genuine champion, a loveable fan favorite, and a horse remembered with tender affection.

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