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NOVEMBER 2013

CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED

VOL. 139 NO. 5


Continuing a Grade I Sire Legacy!

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TIZBUD and TIZ FLIRTATIOUS For her first Grade I win in the Rodeo Drive Stakes as the 6-5 favorite, TIZ FLIRTATIOUS earned a fees-paid start to the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf-G1 at Santa Anita on November 2. The California-bred daughter of TIZBUD owned and bred by Pamela Ziebarth has raced exclusively in stakes in 2012-2013, compiling a career record of 12-8-3-1 and earnings of $774,800. TIZBUD, a G2-placed stakes-winning brother to TIZNOW, is one of only two “Active” California sires to have a Grade I winner in North America this year. From 49 starters, he is also represented by G1-placed Soi Phet ($260,940) and stakesplaced 3-year-olds Nina’s Dragon (G3) and Ambitious Brew.

Fee: $1,500 Live Foal

TIZ FLIRTATIOUS

by Cee’s Tizzy – Cee’s Song, by Seattle Song • Property of Pamela Ziebarth

UNUSUAL HEAT

HEATSEEKER

Nureyev-Rossard, by Glacial

Giant’s Causeway-Rusty Back, by Defensive Play

Eclipse Award Champion sire and five-time leading sire in California has lifetime earnings of $40,680,349, 10 graded winners and an average earnings per runner of $90,200. Fee: $20,000 Live Foal

In 2013, seven first-crop 3-year-olds have won or placed in stakes on turf, dirt and synthetic surfaces and five second-crop 2-year-olds in training averaged $89,000 at public auction. Fee: $5,000 Live Foal

LUCKY PULPIT

THORN SONG

Pulpit-Lucky Soph, by Cozzene

Unbridled’s Song-Festal, by Storm Bird

Average earnings per runner of $54,620 produces positive results in the auction ring in 2013 as eight Barretts October Sale yearlings averaged $29,525 – nearly 12X his stud fee of $2,500 Live Foal.

Wire-to-wire Grade I winner twice at one mile and the only millionaire son of UNBRIDLED’S SONG standing outside of Kentucky. First foals will race at two in 2014. Fee: $2,500 Live Foal

DESERT CODE

LUCKY J. H.

E Dubai-Chatta Code, by Lost Code

Cee’s Tizzy-Lucky C. H., by A. P. Indy

Inaugural Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (now G1) winner and millionaire currently ranks second among California’s Freshman sires by Average Earnings per Runner. Fee: $2,000 Live Foal

Sire of Hollywood Park 2-year-old stakes winner ALPINE LUCK ($162,034) and undefeated 3-year-old Glorious Luck ($123,660) from 13 starters in 2013. Fee: $1,500 Live Foal

All stallions are nominated to the Breeders’ Cup. Stud fees are payable at foaling.

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we educated attendees who were not CTBA members about our membership benefits. I pointed out that with a CTBA membership, one pays a lower fee to register foals, is eligible for annual racetrack passes, and receives the California Thoroughbred magazine and stallion directory. Our new Golden State Series program was also discussed. The benefits of breeding and owning Cal-breds eligible for these 30 stakes races, which offer total purses of $5.275 million, were eagerly received. It was also mentioned that several of the stallions we were visiting were being offered at the CTBA’s upcoming Stallion Season Auction that benefits our Political Action Committee (PAC) fund. Our PAC has benefited immensely from the generous donations made at our stallion auctions. Stallion seasons for 2014 have been donated by numerous farms throughout the state and will be auctioned on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Our PAC is vital for working with legislators in Sacramento. We have worked extensively in the past to educate and bring legislators to farms and the various big race days. Their response has been overwhelming, and their enthusiasm has carried back to the bills that we support or are a part of. We hope you are able to take advantage of the stallion seasons offered during our upcoming auction. Santa Anita Park will once again host the World Championships of horse racing, Breeders’ Cup, on Nov. 1-2. The CTBA and Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) will hold an “Open House” at our office on Wednesday, Oct. 30. This year will be the first time that two state-bred stakes races will be carded at Breeders’ Cup. These black-type races in our Golden State Series being held on Friday, Nov 1, are the Golden State Juvenile and Golden State Juvenile Fillies. They offer a great opportunity for national recognition of our Cal-bred stakes program and the benefits of owning a Cal-bred. We are also joining the NTRA and John Deere to host a booth near Clockers’ Corner during the week leading up to Breeders’ Cup. We hope to see many of you there.

©Lisa Groothedde

October found the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) very busy. On Oct. 8, many CTBA members participated in Barretts Sales & Racing’s October Yearling Sale. This auction was the last opportunity to sell yearlings in California during 2013. California-breds once again performed well by securing the top five prices of the sale. Four days later, a wonderful group of current and prospective CTBA members boarded a bus and spent a beautiful, sunny Saturday on the CTBA’s Central Valley Stallion Tour. I was fortunate to be able to attend, lending support to CTBA Past President Leigh Ann Howard, who had worked hard to have the farms prepared, the stallions ready, and keep everything moving smoothly on our tour. The first stop was Madera Thoroughbreds, owned by Cal and Jill Fischer. Our tour group viewed their resident stallion Elusive Warning, as well as the pensioned sire Lil Tyler, who is 30 years young! Next was Rivendell Ranch, where we were hosted by owners Myron and Jane Johnson. After we viewed the stallion Trapper, Myron demonstrated their trailer trainer designed after a similar one constructed by Leigh Ann. This device teaches horses to load safely into any trailer or large van. Our bus arrived next at theJohnston family’s Old English Rancho, where we enjoyed viewing Surf Cat, Cyclotron, Big Bad Leroybrown and Vronsky. We also were privileged to view Acclamation, the only stallion currently standing in California who is an Eclipse Award winner! Old English Rancho also treated us with some refreshments. Our last stop was Carol Lingenfelter’s Poplar Meadows, home of Bedford Falls. During a delicious lunch combined with fun raffles, we also viewed several of this sire’s offspring. At the conclusion of our meal, Carol brought out Bedford Falls for all of us to admire. All the stallions and youngsters were well-behaved and gave participants a unique opportunity to view each individual and gain insight on potential breedings. During the tour,

From The Executive Corner

California-bred Acclamation, the 2011 Eclipse Champion Older Male and 2011-2012 California Horse of the Year, is presented to the participants of CTBA’s Central Valley Stallion Tour on October 12, 2013.

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Top Tier It’s only the few who make it to the top tier of the Thoroughbred business, and some of these leaders from the local industry are celebrated in this November 2013 issue of California Thoroughbred. Firstly, we have Vessels Stallion Farm, the 1,300-acre Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse facility in Bonsall that is now in the capable hands of Frank “Kash” Vessels IV and which is home to California’s current leading freshman sire, Paul Reddam’s Square Eddie. Kash has managed the farm since the unexpected August 2010 death of his dad Frank “Scoop” Vessels III who, with his own mom Millie, purchased this property three decades ago and then developed it into one of the premier farms in the Golden State. Also gracing the cover of this magazine, the official publication of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA), are the California-breds Tiz Flirtatious and Points Offthebench. Reviewed in detail are their respective wins in the Rodeo Drive Stakes and Santa Anita Sprint Championships Stakes, two of the recent grade I prep races for this year’s running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2. This duo also feature in an article analyzing the eight Cal-breds among the pre entries for horse racing’s biggest days of the year, while our latest CTBA Member Profile covers the equine exploits of Dr. Bruce Zietz, the breeder of dual 2012 stakes winner Qiaona and owner of promising first-crop sire Roi Charmant. The CTBA’s Central Valley Stallion Tour on Oct. 12, and the October Yearling Sale hosted by Barretts Sales & Racing on Oct. 8, both receive in-depth reviews, and there is also an article on the Finish Line Sports Grill, located in the latter’s Hinds Pavilion at Faiprlex in Pomona. Racing In Southern California spotlights the past month’s stakes wins at Santa Anita by the Cal-bred quartet of Teddy’s Promise, Aotearoa, Qiaona and A Toast to You, while the Northern California Report highlights the black-type victories by the Cal-breds Marks Mine and Life is a Joy at Stockton in September and Fresno in October, respectively. The latest chapter in out Cal-Bred Millionaires’ Row series features the 2011 Eclipse Champion Older Male, Acclamation, who became the 56th locally bred runner to reach this milestone with a victory in the grade I, $1,000,000 TVG Pacific Classic Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in August of 2011. A Blast From The Past revisits the story of Individual Style, the 1993 California Champion Two-Year-Old Male, and Down On The Farm deals with the signs, cause, treatment and prevention of Potomac Horse Fever. Last but not least, there is a Guest Forum piece by Ken Snyder that reminds us how great Jerry Lambert the jockey and Native Diver the legendary Cal-bred were together, while the balance of the magazine includes all our other regular In the Company of. . .Ted and Judy Nichols (left), the breeders columns, features and departments and owners of the grade I-winning California champion that we hope will also prove to be Teddy’s Promise who is pointing for the grade I, $1,000,000 both enjoyable and helpful. Breeders’ Cup Sprint after three black-type wins this year, Until next time, may you breed during the Annual Awards Dinner hosted by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) at the best to the best and not just The Westin Pasadena hotel on February 13, 2012. have to hope for the best!

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©California Thoroughbred 2013 (ISSN1092-7328) 201 Colorado Place, Arcadia, California 91007 Telephone: (626) 445-7800 or 1-800-573-CTBA (California residents only) FAX: (626) 445-6981 E-mail address: ctbainfo@ctba.com Owned and published by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the production of better Thoroughbred horses for better Thoroughbred racing. Opinions expressed in signed articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect policies of the CTBA or this magazine. Publication of any material originating herein is expressly forbidden without first obtaining written permission from California Thoroughbred. All advertising copy is submitted subject to approval. We reserve the right to reject any copy that is misleading or that does not meet with the standards set by the publication. Acknowledgment: Statistics in this publication relating to results of races in North America are compiled by the Daily Racing Form. Charts by special arrangement with Daily Racing Form Inc., the copyright owners of said charts. Reproduction forbidden. OFFICERS President: SUE GREENE Vice President: PETE PARRELLA Treasurer: JOHN H. BARR Secretary: DANIEL Q. SCHIFFER Executive Vice President and General Manager: Doug Burge DIRECTORS - John C. Harris, Leigh Ann Howard, John H. Barr, Daniel Q. Schiffer, William H. Nichols, Jane Johnson, William H. de Burgh, Pete Parrella, Sue Greene, Donald J. Valpredo, Terry C. Lovingier, Harris David Auerbach, Tim Cohen, George F. Schmitt Ex Officio: E. W. (Bud) Johnston ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Chief Financial Officer: James Murphy Sales Coordinator & Membership: Cookie Hackworth Registrar and Incentive Program Manager: Mary Ellen Locke Assistant Registrar: Dawn Gerber Executive Assistant & Event Coordinator: Christy Chapman Web Site Managing Editor: Ken Gurnick Librarian/Receptionist: Vivian Montoya RACETRACK LIAISON: Scott Henry CALIFORNIA CUP Coordinator: Cookie Hackworth PUBLICATIONS STAFF Editor: Doug Burge Managing Editor: Rudi Groothedde Advertising Manager: Loretta Veiga Art Director: John Melanson Production: Charlene Favata-Markel Subscriptions: Vivian Montoya California Thoroughbred is published monthly in Arcadia, Calif. Periodical postage is paid at Arcadia, Calif., and at additional mailing offices. Standard mail included. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the California Thoroughbred, P.O. Box 60018, Arcadia, CA 91066-6018 California Thoroughbred is printed by Modern Litho Print Co. SUBSCRIPTIONS-$55.00 per year USA $85.00 per year Canada & Mexico CTBA on the Internet — http://www.ctba.com

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OCT. 22, 2013 Chief Earner/ Earnings

Stallion

Runners

Winners

Earnings

Tribal Rule

190

94

Ethnic Dance ($249,500)

$4,044,275

Unusual Heat

115

56

Surfcup ($364,860)

$3,900,978

Ministers Wild Cat

116

75

Tiz a Minister ($405,000)

$3,035,747

Eddington

125

70 Brushed by a Star $2,489,257 ($170,200)

Benchmark

108

61 Points Offthebench $2.422,061 ($434,780)

Kafwain

115

64

Raging Daoust ($193,800)

$2,256,225

Bertrando

101

45

Tamarando ($273,120)

$1,924,046

Old Topper

98

56

Hail Mary ($198,288)

$1,813,591

Southern Image

82

52

Winning Image ($139,300)

$1,474,117

Tizbud

49

22

Tiz Flirtatious ($500,000)

$1,417,524


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Cover Story

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On This Month’s Cover One of the premier Thoroughbred facilities in California is the 1,300-acre Vessels Stallion Farm in Bonsall, owned by the Vessels Family Trust and home to the Golden State’s current leading freshman sire, Paul Reddam’s Square Eddie, a grade I-winning son of Smart Strike whose progeny already include the dual stakes winner Sprouts. ©Vessels Stallion Farm The California-bred duo of Tiz Flirtatious and Points Offthebench were the respective winners of Santa Anita Park’s September 28 Rodeo Drive Stakes and October 5 Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes, both grade I events worth $250,500. ©Benoit & Associates

Departments 6 16 18 74 76 77 78 80 81 83

©Benoit

News Bits The CTBA Working For You California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) Notes—November 2013 Leading Sires in California Leading Lifetime Sires in California Leading Two-Year-Old Sires in California Dates in California CTBA Calendar Classified Advertising Indexes to Advertisers & Stallions Advertised The $160,000 sale-topper during this year’s October Yearling Sale hosted by Barretts Sales & Racing at Faiplex in Pomona on Oct. 8, was a California-bred colt by the Rancho San Miguel stallion The Pamplemousse out of stakes winner Tizakitty who was sold to Arnold B. Zetcher LLC from Adrian Gonzalez’s Checkmate Thoroughbreds consignment.

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Thoroughbred Farms In California: Vessels Stallion Farm—A New Era

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The Grade California-Breds: Tiz Flirtatious—More Good Times At The Races

by Rudi Groothedde

Features

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by Gene Williams

The Grade California-Breds: Points Offthebench—What Might Have Been by Gene Williams

Breeders’ Cup World Championships: Cal-Bred Grade I Winners Lead The Bid For Breeders’ Cup Glory by Gene Williams

CTBA Member Profile: Dr. Bruce Zietz—Putting Theory Into Practice by Steve Schuelein

Stallion Tours: 2013 Central Valley Stallion Tour by Lisa Groothedde

Regional Sales: Beginner’s Luck by Lisa Groothedde

Industry Insight: Finish Line Sports Grill—Exception To The Rule by Marcie Heacox

Racing In Southern California: Cal-Breds Win Important Breeders’ Cup Preps by Marcie Heacox

Northern California Report: Cal-Bred Consistency by Jerry Klein

Cal-Bred Millionaires’ Row: #56 Acclamation—Leaving A Great Impression by Emily Shields

A Blast From The Past: Individual Style—Bred To Be A Champion by Jackie Barnes

Down On The Farm: Potomac Horse Fever by Heather Smith Thomas

Columns From the Executive Corner: A Busy Time by Sue Greene

Managing Editor’s Welcome: Top Tier by Rudi Groothedde

Guest Forum: Jerry & “Diver,” A Tandem For The Ages by Ken Snyder

The December 2013 Cover Story

A Complete Review Of The 30th Edition Of The Breeders’ Cup World Championships

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Introducing to California Breeders... Grade 1 Winner and Million Dollar Earner By a Champion, Out of a Champion 



    SIRE: Fusaichi Pegasus • • • • •

Champion in United States $4 million dollar yearling Syndicated for $60 million Sire of G1 Bandini and G1 Roman Ruler 6 wins in 9 states, including: • G2 Jerome, 1 mile on dirt • G2 Wood Memorial, 11/8 miles on dirt • G2 San Felipe, 11/16 miles on dirt • G1 Kentucky Derby, 11/4 miles on dirt

DAM: Salt Champ • Champion in Argentina  • Winner of 3 Grade 1 races in Argentina • Career 5 wins in 8 starts • Winner of only start in United States, G1 Santa Monica, 7/8 mile on dirt, defeating G1 defending champion and $2 million earner Island Fashion

 

With a Championship Pedigree for dirt and a proven Championship Performance on turf

 •G1 Winner of $1,052,520 • Career Record: 5 wins, 5 seconds in 14 starts • G1 Clement Hirsch, turf • G2 San Luis Obispo, turf • G2 Del Mar Handicap, turf • G1 Breeders Cup Turf • Excellent conformation • Trained by 'Hall of Famer'  Richard Mandella • Stallion is Breeders' Cup

Eligible

$3,500 introductory fee

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During its monthly meeting at Fairplex Park in Pomona on Oct. 24, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) gave final approval to Southern California’s 2014 and 2015 racing calendars, taking into account the scheduled closure of Betfair Hollywood Park next month. Santa Anita Park’s Spring/Summer meeting was expanded and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club now has an autumn meet, while Los Alamitos Race Course was granted five weeks of Thoroughbred racing contingent upon it converting its current dirt track from five furlongs to one mile. The following is the schedule of meets in Southern California for the next two years: 2014 Santa Anita Park – December 26, 2013 through July 2,

2014 & September 25 through November 2; Los Alamitos Race Course – July 3 through July 13 & December 4 through December 21; Del Mar Thoroughbred Club – July 16 through September 3 & November 5 through December 3; Fairplex Park – September 4 through September 23. 2015 Santa Anita Park – December 26, 2014 through July 1, 2015 & September 26 through October 25; Los Alamitos Race Course – July 2 through July 12 & December 3 through December 20; Del Mar Thoroughbred Club – July 15 through September 7 & October 28 through December 2; Fairplex Park – September 10 through September 25.

Grade I Winner Ultimate Eagle To Stud In California For 2014

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Ultimate Eagle, winner of the 2011 Hollywood Derby (grade I) at 1 1/4 miles on the turf, has been retired after three seasons of racing and will stand his first season at stud at Special T Thoroughbreds in Temecula next year. The five-year-old son of Mizzen Mast and Captain Bodgit’s multiple stakes winner Letithappencaptain earned $547,800 from 13 starts while also winning two grade II events at 1 1/8 miles, the grassy Oak Tree Derby in 2011, and the 2012 Strub Stakes on the dirt. Brazeau Thoroughbreds in Hemet is welcoming two new stallions for 2014; six-yearUltiimate Eagle old Make Music for Me and five-year-old World Renowned. The former is a dual grade Iplaced stakes winner by Bernstein, out of Carson City’s black-type victor Miss Cheers, while the latter is a winning son of A.P. Indy and the dual grade I winner Splendid Blended, by Unbridled’s Song. Next year will also see the retirement to stud of Hidden Blessing, a winner on both dirt and turf from 5 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/16 miles. Fruitful Acres Farm in Aguanga will stand this seven-year-old by Oreintate, out of the winning Mr. Greeley mare Fast ‘n Fleet.

Those Grand Cal-Bred Mares In October, four runners out of California-bred mares won stakes races. On Oct.4, the grade III, $200,000 Stoll Keenon Ogen Phoenix Stakes at Keeneland in Kentucky was won for the second consecutive year by the four-year-old colt Sum of the Parts. Out of 18-year-old Enjoy the Moment, Slew’s Royalty’s multiple graded stakes-winning California champion who was bred by Jacoby Family Trust, the four-time stakes winner has earned $716,543 from a 15-6-2-0 record. At Ascot in England the following day, another son of Speightstown, the five-year-old gelding Tropics, won the John Guest Bengough Stakes to improve his record to 13-6-3-1 and $484,510 in earnings. This dual stakes winner’s dam Taj Aire, a 1991 daughter of Taj Alriyadh who

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produced five other stakes performers, was a stakes winner bred by John and Doris Konecny. The winner of the $100,000 Barbaro Stakes at Delaware Park in Delaware on Oct. 9, was three-year-old Purple Egg, by Lion Heart out of Prized’s 18-year-old stakes-placed, four-time winner Luminous Prize who was bred by Cardiff Farm Management Corp. The dual stakeswinning gelding has a bankroll of $181,900 from four wins and a third in seven starts. On Oct. 20, the sophomore filly Toasting won the $100,000 Dream Rush Stakes at Belmont Park in New York. By Congrtas, out of the winning Prized mare Ponderway who is 18 years old and was bred by Paul Varni, she has three wins, a second, four thirds and earnings of $291,350 from 12 trips to post.

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Santa Anita Unveils $15 Million Renovations

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Just a few days prior to the Sept. 27 opening of Santa Anita Park’s 2013 Autumn Meet, members of the media were invited by Keith Brackpool, the chairman of California operations for the Stronach Group which owns the Arcadia track, to tour its recent $15 million worth of renovations. Areas already completed were the repainting of the entire exterior of the grandstand and substantial upgrades to the interior of the mezzanine level, the box seats and clubhouse dining sections and the Directors’ Room. Also, the remodeling of the Chandelier Room and the interior of the clubhouse and its new sports bar were on schedule to be completed by Santa Anita’s hosting of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov.2.

Hollywood Park Gears Up For Its Finale On Sunday, Dec. 22, Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood will hold a program of live racing for the final time since it opened its doors as the Hollywood Turf Club on June 10, 1938. The historic racetrack will open its last meeting on Thursday, Nov. 7, and will offer 21 stakes races worth $4 million, including the $200,000 King Glorious Stakes, for runners bred or sired in California, on closing day. The meet’s other three restricted stakes will be the

$100,000 Cat’s Cradle Handicap on Nov. 17, $100,000 On Trust Handicap on Nov. 24, and $200,000 Soviet Problem Stakes on Dec. 21. The 27day stand will be headlined by the $500,000 Hollywood Starlet and $750,000 CashCall Futurity on Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, respectively. Plus, its popular Turf Festival over the Thanksgiving weekend will feature the meeting’s other final grade I events, the $250,000 Hollywood Derby and $250,000 Matriarch, on Dec. 1.

Jockey Club Reports Again Show Slight Declines For California Based on the 2013 Report of Mares Bred (RMB) reports received by The Jockey Club through Oct. 10, representing approximately 90 percent of the eventual final count, both California and the nation overall experienced similar decreases from last year. In North America this year, 34,174 mares, down 3.4 percent from the 35,391 reported this time in 2012, were bred to 1,698 stallions, down 8.8 percent from 1,861, while in the Golden State during 2013, 2,332 mares were bred to 136 stallions, indicating decreases of 3.1 and 18.1 percent based on last year’s respective totals of 2,406 and 166. Kentucky, the nation’s perennial leading state Kentucky

bucked the trend with 15,695 mares bred to 235 stallions, up 2.2 percent and 4.9 percent from 15,361 and 224, respectively. Second-placed Florida dropped by 7.1 percent for mares bred, from 3,070 to 2,853, while its number of stallions remained the same at 126, and Louisiana’s mares bred fell 4.9 percent to 1,833 from the 2,072 recorded a year ago. In New York, there was a 3.3 percent increase in its mares bred, from 1,641 to 1,560. The leading sires in California by mares bred were Ballena Vista Farm’s Dixie Chatter and Tribal Rule with 87 and 84, respectively, Harris Farms’ Lucky Pulpit with 70, Legacy Ranch’s Papa Clem with 66 and Tommy Town Thoroughbreds’ Ministers Wild Cat with 65.

CARMA Benefits At Barretts Yearling Sale The coffers of the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a non-profit that raises money for retired Thoroughbreds who have raced in California, were bolstered by $57,000 when Tim McMurray’s Fleetwood Bloodstock purchased a filly by Unusual Heat at Barretts Sales & Racing’s October Yearling Sale hosted in Pomona on Oct. 8. Jan and Jerry Hawthorne’s Double J H Stables, the owners of the filly’s dam Practicaly Perfect, had teamed up with Madeline

Auerbach two years ago, to breed a horse who could then be sold at auction with the proceeds going to CARMA. Madeline Auerbach, CARMA’s Chair and the primary owner of Unusual Heat, said, “Thank you to Jan for donating a beautiful mare and taking the responsibility of raising a wonderful baby at her own expense, to the Unusual Heat Syndicate for donating the stud fee, and to Harris Farms and Barretts Sale Company for waiving their commissions at the sale.”

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 (United States, Canada & Puerto Rico) from September 23 to October 27 inclusive: Tiz Flirtatious m.5. Tizbud—Masquerade Belle 1st Grade I Rodeo Drive Stakes $250,500 1 1/4 m. (T) Santa Anita Park September 28 Breeder: Pamela Ziebarth Tamarando c.2. Bertrando—Tamarack Bay 3rd Grade I FrontRunner Stakes $251,250 1 1/16 m. Santa Anita Park September 28 Breeders: Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams Soi Phet g.5. Tizbud—Summer Jersey 3rd Grade I Awesome Again Stakes $251,250 1 1/8 m. Santa Anita Park September 28 Breeder: ARCHA Racing Inc. Points Offthebench g.4. Benchmark—Mo Chuisle 1st Grade I Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes $250,500 6 f. Santa Anita Park October 5 Breeder: Gary Rocks Daisy Devine m.5. Kafwain—Devil’s Dispute 3rd Grade I First Lady Stakes $400,000 1 m. (T) Keeneland October 5 Breeder: Reiley McDonald He Be Fire N Ice h.5. Unusual Heat—Deputy Tombe 2nd Grade II City Of Hope Mile Stakes $150,750 1 m. (T) Santa Anita Park October 5 Breeder: St. George’s Farm Journey On f .3. Good Journey—Miss Del Mar 2nd Grade III Autumn Miss Stakes $100,000 1m. (T) Santa Anita Park October 26 Breeder: Leatherman Racing LLC

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CURRENT CALIFORNIA SIRES OF STAKES WINNERS Stallion

Atticus The broodmare sire credentials of this Magali Farms resident were enhanced on Oct. 6, when his three-year-old maternal grandson Elettrotreno (Ire) captured the grassy Premio Cancelli in Italy.

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

Congo King

Foals of

SWs

1,259

77

986

63

Racing Age

This 10-year-old dual graded stakes-placed winner by Horse Chestnut (SAf) will stand the 2014 breeding season at Special T Thoroughbreds in Temecula.

Bertrando (1989)†

1,043

58

Dixie Chatter

High Brite (1984)†

935

46

Unusual Heat (1990)

626

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Cee’s Tizzy (1987)†

733

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Benchmark (1991)

683

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Tribal Rule (1996)

529

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Olympio (1988)†

517

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Stormin Fever (1994)

679

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Architecture, a two-year-old filly by this Ballena Vista Farm stallion, collected her third stakes trophy on Oct. 14: the $72,451 Fantasy Stakes at Hastings Racecourse.

Golden Balls (Ire) This nine-year-old stallion, a dual graded stakes-placed stakes winner by Danehill Dancer who entered stud in 2011, has relocated to stand at Paradise Road Ranch in Lathrop in 2014.

Good Journey Happy Trails (Aus), a six-year-old gelding by this Magali Farms shuttle stallion, won the grassy, group I Turnbull Stakes in his native Australia on Oct. 5.

Idiot Proof This grade I-winning Benchmark stallion, a nine-year-old former California champion whose oldest foals are two-year-olds of 2013, will stand at Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville in 2014.

Swiss Yodeler (1994)

712

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Game Plan (1993)

424

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Fruitful Acres Farm in Aguanga is the new home of this dual stakes-placed winner, a 12-year-old son of Storm Cat who has sired the collective earners of more than $5.1 million from seven crops of racing age.

Lone Star Special This eight-year-old son of Malabar Gold, a two-time stakes winner and freshman sire of 2013, has relocated from Louisiana to stand the 2014 breeding season at Special T Thoroughbreds in Temecula.

Prime Timber Legacy Ranch in Clements will welcome this sire of collective progeny earnings of more than $9.3 million to date, a 17-year-old son of Sultry Song, to its stallion roster in 2014.

Rocky Bar Lazy Daisy May, a daughter of this E.A. Ranches resident, dominated the $84,149 ATBA Fall Sales Stakes for two-year-old fillies at Turf Paradise on Oct. 19.

Thisnearlywasmine This multiple stakes-winning Capote stallion, Daehling Ranch’s dual graded stakes-placed sire whose collective progeny earnings exceed $1.4 million, died from complications of colic at the age of 19 in September.

† 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.

Auction Action At Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic Fall Yearlings sale in Maryland on Sept. 30, a filly by Not For Love out of Lucky Dance, a three-time winner by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds’ Kafwain, was purchased by Champion Equine for $102,000. Continued on page 12 10 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED • NOVEMBER 2013

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Friday, Nov. 1, is the closing date for early entries to next year’s Barretts Sales & Racing January Mixed Sale at Fairplex in Pomona, while regular entries to this 2014 auction will close two weeks later. . .The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) will hold its next monthly meeting at Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood on Thursday, Nov. 21. . .CANTER California, a non-profit dedicated to providing retiring Thoroughbreds with opportunities for new careers

and which will host its third annual online auction to raise money from Friday, Oct. 25 to Monday, Nov. 4, also recently announced the continued support of the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) through a $5,500 grant that was partially allocated by Golden Eagle Farm in Ramona. . .On Oct. 16, The Jockey Club Information Systems (TJCIS) unveiled a new Equineline product that provides access to detailed Report of Mares Bred (RMB) information on stallions who have bred mares in North America.

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Roi Charmant Evansville Slew-Cantina, by Seattle Dancer

First ranked California first crop sire with $31,115 earnings/2-year-old runner. 50% Starter and 25% winners from foals. 29th ranked first-crop sire in North America by progeny earnings(BloodHorse Oct 19). Sire of multiple stakes-placed front running Gangnam Guy, who was 2nd beaten a head in the I'm Smoking Stakes at Del Mar, covering 6 furlongs in 109.3. Barrett's Select Yearlings sold for $30,000 and $35,000. All yearlings average 18.7 X his Stud Fee! From the Sire Line of Lava Man out of a solid female family sporting a graded sprinter in every generation. Inbred 4x3 to Broodmare of the year My Charmer. Passing on his speed that earned multiple 100+ Beyers figures and 43 second 1/2-mile clockings . Fee: $1,000 LF Inquiries to Tom Hudson 4050 Casey Avenue, Santa Ynez, California 93460 (805) 693-1777/FAX (805) 693-1644 e-mail: info@magalifarms.com website: www.magalifarms.com

On Oct. 11, both the 2005/2006 California Broodmare of the Year, Miss Soft Sell, and California-bred McCann’s Mojave, a multiple graded stakes-winning sire, were euthanized. M i s s Soft Sell, a 1993 daughter of Siyah Kalem bred Miss Soft Sell by her owner Mary Caldwell’s late husband Tom, produced 10 starters with earnings of $2.9 million. Her nine winners included the sire Brother Derek, a dual grade I winner, two-time California champion and $1,611,138earner, and the filly Sister Kate, a dual stakes winner of this year. Bred and owned by Mike Willman and Alix Nikki Hunt, McCann’s Mojave earned $1,513,565 from a 35-12-4-0 record. The 2000 son of Memo (Chi) had already sired a stakes winner from his first two crops of racing age. Qualifying Claiming Levels The following claiming levels for California owers premiums and stallion awards are currently in effect: Santa Anita Park—$40,000 (closes November 3)

Betfair Hollywood Park—$40,000 (opens November 7) Golden Gate Fields—$20,000

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10 Years Ago Lennyfromalibu, the first of 13 foals to date by Unusual Heat out of Half a Year’s 18-year-old daughter Style of the Year, won the $175,000 John C. Mabee California Cup Mile Handicap at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 8, 2003. Bred by his owner Madeline Auerbach in partnership with her late husband James, the four-year-old gelding was also a black-type winner the following year, before retiring at six with a 21-6-5-2 record and $442,165 in earnings.

Buck Abbott, a member of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) through 2012, passed away at the age of 92 on Sept. 11. Raised on a cattle ranch in Ellensburg, Washington, the 1952 World Champion Bareback Bronco Rider had traveled the rodeo circuit from 1935 to 1966, before establishing Abbott Ranch in Oro Grande.

Ralph Scurfield Ralph Scurfield, who served on the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) from January of 1991 through September of 1999, including as its Chairman, passed away at the age of 85 in Sacramento on Oct. 15. He is survived by his wife Barbara, sons Donald, David and Steven, stepsons Ken and Chris, and 14 grandchildren.

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25 Years Ago The $109,400 On Trust Handicap at Hollywood Park on Nov. 24, 1988, provided that year’s California Champion Sprinter, Calestoga, with a 12th stakes win in 44 trips to post from the ages of two to six. Bred in California by Louis Rowan and Leonard Lavin, the son of Relaunch and the unraced Montparnasse II (Arg) mare Vitelle retired after one more start with a bankroll of $651,225 from 20 wins, 10 seconds and four thirds.

50 Years Ago On Nov. 28, 1963, the $11,300 Golden Poppy Handicap at Golden Gate Fields was won by Naleika who was bred in California by Ridgewood Co. and whose four-year-old season also included a prior stakes victory in Mexico. By Nathoo (GB), out of the Alibhai (GB) mare Zuleika, the four-year-old filly would make 23 more starts before retiring in 1965, having earned $42,320 from a record of 66-8-10-7.

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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

CTBA Redesigns Web Site The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) has redesigned its web site, www.ctba.com, to be more user-friendly. The goal of the redesign was to make the site more accessible, minimize clicking and maximize the user experience for all devices—desktop, smartphone and tablet. The new site utilizes color and navigation schemes to improve the overall ease of use, with a clean and modern look. All forms—including foal registration, stallion registration, mares bred reports and CTBA membership—will now be automated. All data from the previous site will be preserved and integrated into the new site, with a fully functional search tool. The site was designed by Mad Haus Creative of Monrovia, California.

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Last Chance To Participate In The CTBA’s 2014 Stallion Directory Completed contracts for the California Thoroughbred 2014 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. Top Sires Included In CTBA’s December 3 Stallion Season Auction TUESDAY 013 ,2 December 3 pm 6:00—8:00

Many of California’s current leading sires are among the more than 50 stallions already listed for this year’s annual Stallion Season Auction that will be hosted by the CTBA on Tuesday, December 3. Bids will be accepted by phone at the CTBA offices in Arcadia from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and proceeds from the event will benefit the association’s Political Action (PAC) Fund that works to support legislation which is favorable to local Thoroughbred breeders.

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 Nov. 10, 2013, 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 this year’s election which relates to the three-year term as a director form 2014 to 2016.

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Tuesday, December 3 CTBA Offices, Arcadia Saturday, January 25, 2014 Santa Anita Park, Arcadia Monday, February 10, 2014 The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, Berkeley

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

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Spreckels Cup Featured At San Diego Polo Once again, 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. In one of the closest matches in recent years, Starmeadow/Monteverde beat Hanalei Bay in double overtime, 12 to 11. It took over seven full chukkers of play to decide the game between these two evenly matched teams. Martin Ravina scored nine for Starmeadow/Monteverde and Marian Fassetta scored eight for Hanalei Bay. Graham Bray won MVP honors and his equine partner P1 was named Best Playing Pony for the tournament. This prize is giving to recognize the diversity of uses of Thoroughbreds. Congratulations to all the participants. Colton Bancroft, Graham Bray, Martin Ravina and Ellen Greenhill (left to right)

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 910666018.

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by RUDI GROOTHEDDE stands,” said Kash during an interview in Bonsall near Del Mar last month. “In photos, you can see nothing but strawberry fields where Katella Street is today. He borrowed some money from a longtime family friend on a handshake deal, and when people asked him what he was doing buying land out in the middle of nowhere, he said that he was going to start a cattle operation, do a little farming.” Kash continued, “The ground really wasn’t suitable for farming and it didn’t do well with cattle either so, because his passion had always been racing the horses, he started match racing Quarter Horses. That transitioned into him being instrumental in getting the pari-mutuel wagering system to have legal Quarter Horse racing.” And that’s how it all began for today’s Los Alamitos Race Course, with its first official meet, an 11-day affair, in 1951. “Grandpa (Frank Vessels Jr.) and grandma Millie later ran the track successfully for a number of years and that’s where my father grew up, at Los Alamitos,” added Kash. “The family always kept a small breeding operation, a five-acre horse farm adjacent to the track. The track was eventually sold in the 1980s, and the proceeds were invested in a lot of real estate and land here in the Bonsall area; the golf course, the San Luis Rey Downs Training Center, and this ranch. So that little breeding operation (Vessels Ranch) went from five acres to, at that time, 2,200 acres.” Frank Jr. died in 1974, only a decade after the death of Continued on next page

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Vessels Stallion Farm is the legacy of a family which has been a major force in both the Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse industries in California since 1947. That family’s world changed dramatically upon the unexpected death of its beloved patriarch Frank “Scoop” Vessels when the plane he was piloting crashed in August of 2010. The loss of the former President of both the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) and American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), an industry leader who was in many respects larger than life, left a void that is not likely to ever be filled by one person. However, the staff that Scoop assembled over many years remains largely intact, so the 1,300-acre farm is in good hands going forward. Vessels Stallion Farm is now owned by a Trust for the benefit of Scoop’s sons Frank “Kash” Vessels and Frank “Colt” Vessels, each of whom are continuing the family’s involvement with horses in his own way. Kash, a 34-year-old who is very proud of his lineage, leads the Vessels Stallion Farm team, while 21-year-old Colt recently graduated from the Culver Military Academy in Indiana and is planning to continue with his education before working directly in the family businesses. While at Culver, which Scoop also attended, Colt took a number of equine-related courses and was a member of the prestigious Black Horse Troop, riding in the nation’s capital as part of the 2009 Presidential inauguration ceremonies. “My great grandfather (Frank Vessels Sr.) purchased some land in Los Alamitos, where the racetrack now

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Thoroughbred Farms In California Cont’d. his father, a native of Paris, Kentucky, while Millie lived until 1992. That was long enough for her to see her only child develop Vessels Stallion Farm into one of California’s premier horse facilities of today. From the majestic front gate and 65-acre pasture that immediately makes visitors welcome to its river bottom, sandy loam soil and original ranch house built in 1886, Vessels Stallion Farm provides a truly wonderful tribute to Scoop Vessels. The Next Generation Kash also explained how he got to where he is today. “I was born at Los Alamitos Hospital and was one of those kids always running around the racetrack. My mom and dad divorced when I was young, so I actually grew up with my mom in San Luis Obispo on the Central Coast, but also visited my dad as much as possible. I worked every different department of the farm, handling the foals, sales-prepping the yearlings, helping the breeding operation and training the Quarter Horses out of San Luis Rey Downs, as well as basic management of the farm.” He then attended the University of Arizona and appropriately graduated with an Animal Sience degree and completed its Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) that was founded by his own grandfather. “I had the animal side growing up, so there I learned more of the business side, the pari-mutuel wagering systems and all that kind of thing. I did an internship at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club before transitioning back to the farm where I ended up being the breeding manager for about four years. “I then got more into the general manager role because my

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dad was busy with other things at that point, especially his five-year term on the AQHA Executive Committee. In the final year of that, he served as the President and spent in excess of 200 days traveling domestically and internationally. Colt, whose involvement in the horse world had begun early in life when he was home schooled so he could travel with his parents to events anywhere and everywhere in the vast range of dad’s equine business and leadership activities, was along for the ride then, as well as with trips to the races and yearling sales. Then in 2010, my plate filled up even more when dad died. “As far as Vessels Stallion Farm was concerned, Kevin and I were already managing all the day to day business anyway. Where my plate filled up more was with the other family businesses, the real estate, the golf course, and other things.” One of those was his marriage to Kelly in 2008, and the birth of their first child, Kendall Grace Vessels, late in 2011. Kash explained, “Grace was Frank Sr.’s wife. So there are all these Franks, but there was never a female Vessels born in the family, so we had to come up with another name.” On Sept. 23, the couple welcomed their second child, a son named Carson Kash. “Dad was obviously very, very passionate about the horse industry. He loved the sport. He really, really tried hard to make the California market compete with Kentucky, but that’s an uphill battle. He was blessed with the fact that because we ran the day to day stuff, he could get involved in the other aspects. He wanted to try to have at least a say or a hand in as much as he could, outside of just the breeding world. That was nice for him. It took a lot of his time, but he enjoyed it.” Square Eddie The farm has also been associated with a number of top Thoroughbred stallions over the years, from In Excess (Ire),

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a leading sire in California on multiple occasions who died on May 17, to the like of two-time California Horse of the Year, Free House, whose memorial on the property is well worth a visit. Now it’s Square Eddie, a grade I-winning son of Smart Strike who retired to stud at Vessels Stallion Farm in 2010, who is continuing that legacy as California’s current leading freshman sire of 2013. Square Eddie’s Canadian-born owner J. Paul Reddam, a successful businessman (Ditech, CashCall) with a Ph. D. in philosophy said, “Jamie McCalmont, my racing manager in England, was over for a visit in 2004, and was looking for a farm to stand Momentum. He said when he went to Vessels the people were kind of cowboys but he liked them and the farm. We had Square Eddie stand at Vessels because the team had been doing such a nice job with Momentum.” He continued, “In the summer of 2010, we visited Vessels for a tour to see our horses with Scoop. I remember that day fondly with Scoop and his casual shirt, shorts and flip flops. It was an incredible shock that Scoop died four days later. It was really very sad. Kash and (Farm Manager) Kevin (Dickson) have carried on with the farm and have continued to deal with Reddam Racing in a casual, friendly relationship that Scoop established. We have about 30 mares at Vessels and our trainer Ed Freeman goes to Vessels every week to manage the day-to-day operations between Vessels and Reddam Racing. Ed is very hands-on, from the breeding process through the breaking process and bringing horses up to the races. He works hard with my assistant Tricia Wilson to make sure we are on top of things and everything runs smoothly.” Reddam then announced that Square Eddie’s fee for

next year would be $7,500 stands and nurses, and that his 2014 book would be limited to 70 mares, consisting of 35 of his own mares and 35 approved outside mares. “Paul is obviously our biggest client on the Thoroughbred side,” said Kash. “He has a great crew of people who work for him, including Jamie and Edward, and they all liked what they saw here as far as horsemanship and business ethics. Having a large facility with wells and green grass in California was a big plus too. Of course, our proximity to San Luis Rey Downs allows them to easily bring in and take out a lot of horses, and we are also relatively close to Southern California’s major racetracks.” Through mid-October of this year, Square Eddie held the top spot on the list of California leading freshman sires with more than $285,000 in earnings, mainly due to the efforts of his two-year-old daughter Sprouts, who became his first winner with a victory at Betfair Hollywood Park on May 16. Her record so far in 2013 is 5-3-0-0 and $149,490 earned, including victories in June’s $100,250 Cinderella Stakes at Hollywood Park and July’s $100,250 California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Finishing as the runner-up in the latter race was Eddies Curl, another daughter of Square Eddie trained by Freeman and co-owned by Vessels Stallion Farm and Reddam Racing. Meanwhile, Square Eddie’s other two winners this year have been the Hollywood Park graduate Smoove It, a subsequent second in the $75,020 Anoakia Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 13, and Versye, winner of her racing debut at that same Arcadia track on Sept. 28. As a racehorse, Square Eddie enjoyed two eye-catching stints at the track. Continued on next page

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Thoroughbred Farms In California Cont’d. Following four trips to post in England during 2004, when he broke his maiden in three tries and then ran third in the group III Toteswinger Sirenia Stakes, Square Eddie made a brilliant debut in the US with a 4 3/4-length victory in that October’s grade I, $500,000 Lanes End Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland in Kentucky. He then closed out his two-year-old campaign with a runner-up finish in the grade I, $1,951,080 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile during the Oak Tree Racing Association meet at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. Square Eddie also made six starts at three, when he was withdrawn just four days away from a start in the Kentucky Derby (grade I) after finishing second in Santa Anita’s Grade III, $100,000 San Rafael Stakes and then third in Keeneland’s grade II, $300,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes. In February of his four-year-old season, Square Eddie was retired to stud with a record of 12-2-3-2 and $819,366 in earnings. But his racing days weren’t over. After covering 34 mares in 2010, the majority of whom were owned by Reddam, he was put back into training and made a spectacular return to the races as a five-year-old. In an allowance race on Jan. 14, 2011, Square Eddie set a track record of 1:13.11 for 6 1/2 furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track that was having its first season after converting back to a dirt surface from an

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all-weather one. After two more starts, he returned to Bonsall to cover 40 mares before making three more trips to post late in 2011. With a final 18-3-3-2 record and $856,019 bankroll, Square Eddie retired again and has since covered another 83 mares in 2012 and 2013. “Square Eddie is cool,” said Kevin. “His first crop of babies were born in 2011, so this horse was in training and breeding at the same time. There were days when he would cover a mare in the morning, go to San Luis Rey Downs and swim, and then come train that afternoon. There are only a handful of horses who can do that. He has a remarkable personality and character, he’s a kind, intelligent horse. His babies at two are wonderful, just as he was. I love his precocity.” He added, “The great thing about Paul is that he has put all of his mares under this horse. So for an outside person breeding to him, you couldn’t ask for a better partner in a horse. He is going to run every one of them and the vast majority of them look like they can run, which is awesome. “We also have a great relationship with Ed Freeman, with whom we have a constant flow of horses which works out good for him and works out good for us,” Kevin concluded. “With San Luis Rey Downs closing in June, he is now at Galway Downs, but that is temporary. He’ll be here again three to four days a week when San Luis Rey Downs opens again in January. Not only are they all great people to be around, Paul is just a phenomenal owner being so hugely supportive of Southern California.”

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The House That Scoop Built When touring the farm, one easily imagines the joy that it must have brought to Scoop Vessels on a daily basis. The facilities at Vessels Stallion Farm provide a permanent reminder of his vision and the fulfillment of a dream to create a place on such a grand scale. The stallion complex comprises of an 11-stall (20x20) barn built around some old Eucalyptus trees and half a dozen 1 1/2-acre paddocks wrapped around the farm’s pond, while the breeding center features a roomy and safe covering shed located alongside a state-of-the-art vet laboratory. Then there’s a “mare motel” comprising of 60 covered pens with lights that are monitored 24 hours a day, as well as a nine-stall (18x24) foaling barn. Making up the farm’s breaking and training facility is a half-mile oval track with a quarter-mile straight, a four-stall starting gate, a 30-stall barn, two hot walkers, a EuroCiser and a 60-foot round pen. There are also more than 300 holding pens on the property, along with 20 paddocks and pastures complete with loafing sheds and manger feeders. “We hit water here at about 12 feet and our four wells are about 70 feet deep,” said Kevin. “We have plentiful, plentiful water, enough to irrigate virtually every blade of grass on the farm.” About 185 acres at Vessels Stallion Farm are leased to a tomato farmer, while approximately two million pounds of Hass avocados are also harvested on the farm every year.

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A Competent Crew Helping Kash and Kevin in ensuring that the farm is run as safely and efficiently as possible every day, is an experienced group of staff. “Both Alejandro (Ochoa), who has been working for the Vessels family for 40-plus years, and Trino (Carvajal) came from Los Alamitos,” said Kash. Kevin added, “Trino handles the stallions, the mares, the night calls, just about everything. We have a night watchman, but if there is an issue then he is there. Alejandro now oversees the horse crew, keeping the guys on their toes by making sure they’re doing what they’re supposed to be doing. Everyone respects him because he’s seen and done just about everything to do with horses.” Kevin, a Texas native who graduated from Colorado State University’s equine science program, has been with Vessels Stallion Farm since the fall of 1994. “I started with doing different things on the farm,” he said. “In Excess had just completed his first breeding season here. He had some conformational issues that some people didn’t like, but all we ever had to say was that the numbers don’t lie. He was remarkable. We’re happy that Mr. Reddam has two of the three yearlings from his final crop.” He added, “When Scoop died, we lost our patriarch but the Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse industries lost an ambassador, a goodwill guy. He was all about the horse. Man, I loved the guy. He was funny, had a huge heart, really almost to a fault. He couldn’t say no to anybody. He was a Continued on next page

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Thoroughbred Farms In California Cont’d. kind, loving person. He knew what he was doing, too, at the end of the day. He had a great eye for a horse, and was a great race car driver and fisherman. “This family have always been wonderful people to work for, including Kash,” continued Kevin. “He is a great guy, and he’s also been very good to me. As a fourth generation Vessels, it’s in his blood. Like his dad, Kash loves horses. He is taking a little bit different approach but we’re still going to be, like we always have been, a commercial breeder of horses. Breeding premier mares to premier stallions to get premier babies to sell, that’s what we do.” Other members of a reliable and hard-working group of staff that fluctuates between 20 and 25 include: the fourstrong landscape and maintenance crew led by Danny Lopez, a 30-year Vessels Stallion Farm veteran; Kasey MacFarlane, who handles the office administration while also being the farm’s breeding manager and vet technician; Juan Santiago, who has been at the farm for 25 years and currently looks after the foals; and exercise rider Francisco Ramirez. “He’s very handy with a horse so he works with the young ones, breaking the babies, doing sales prep, galloping them, getting them started,” said Kevin. Kash also explained Bill Thead’s longstanding association with Vessels Stallion Farm. “He was hired by my grandma Millie more than 25 years ago, and, in accordance with my dad’s will, was appointed as the trust’s president. He was my dad’s goto guy for anything related to finance or business.” On the vet side, the farm utilizes the services of Dr. Steve Colburn and Dr. Andy Walker of Creekside Vet, while its farriers are Greg Aguilar and Dallas Reiley. Past Performances In terms of performance, Vessels Stallion Farm has been associated with many great racehorses since its inception. Besides such Quarter Horse stars as First Down Dash, Old Habits, No Secrets Here, FDD Dynasty, Hez Our Secret, A Ransom, Wave Carver, Your First Moon and A Regal

Choice, its Thoroughbred graduates have been equally impressive. In-between the 1998 Santa Anita Derby (grade I) winner Indian Charlie and 2010 California Cup Juvenile Stakes winner Slammer Time were 2003 graded stakes winner Excessivepleasure, 2003 group I winner and 2004 grade I winner Musical Chimes, 2007 grade I winner River’s Prayer and the multiple graded stakes winner of 2007 and 2008, Notional, bred by Vessels Stallion Farm and owned by Paul Reddam. The Next Step The heydays of more than 800 horses residing at Vessels Stallion Farm are gone and its Quarter Horse stallions are now in Oklahoma, where the majority of that industry’s broodmares are based, but Kash remains positive about the future. “Even though we’ve downsized our broodmare band of Thoroughbreds to more of a quality versus quantity scenario, we are glad that we are still able to support such a great client and friend as Paul Reddam with them. We were also happy to see the recent deal that Los Alamitos made for five weeks of Thoroughbred racing next year, and another good sign is the increased Cal-bred bonus money of the past few years.” He added, “We have a lot of guys, especially outsiders, asking us how they can get some of this Cal-bred incentive money. They seem to want to get a racing program put together. I’m sure that’s what it was designed to do, and it’s doing that, getting some outside people, who typically aren’t into it, to invest in horses.” Reddam also commented, “Breeding in California is highly profitable between the stakes and maiden programs they offer. I really don’t understand why owners in California don’t take more advantage of these incentives. A California-bred and a Kentucky-bred who are of the same quality offers the California-bred owner so much greater opportunities to be profitable. We are having a ball with our Square Eddie California-breds.” Kash concluded, “We’ve bred and owned horses who have won the All American Futurity, which is the Kentucky Derby of Quarter Horses, but dad always wanted to breed a Thoroughbred to win the Kentucky Derby.” So now that is the dream of Scoop’s son, something that could very well become a reality considering that the winner of that prestigious race last year was none other than Paul Reddam with I’ll Have Another!

VESSELS STALLION FARM FACT-FILE Owner: The Vessels Family Trust Farm Manager: Kevin Dickson Address: 5820 West Lilac Road, Bonsall, California 92003 Telephone: (760) 414-3300 Fax: (760) 414-3304 Web Site: www.vesselsstallionfarm.com E-Mail: vesselsfrm@aol.com Services: Breeding, Breaking, Training & Sales Preparation. Stallion: Square Eddie (Smart Strike) ............................................$7,500 Live Foal Thoroughbred Population (October 2013) Stallion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Broodmares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Weanlings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

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MARINO MARINI Storm Cat – Halo America, by Waquoit/ $2,500 LF • Outstanding 2013 season with FIVE Stakes performers, and one being the 3YO star SWEET MARINI ($255,760), a 51⁄4-length Maiden Special winner in open company in only start at two, 43⁄4-length winner of the $200,000 Fleet Treat S. over Grade 2 Hollywood Oaks SW DOINGHARDTIMEAGAIN, plus placed in Grade 3 Rancho Bernardo H. and $250,000 Melair S. • Sire of 11% Stakes Horses, including 2013 Stakes Winner GREGOR ($113,512). • Sire of 10% $100K+ earners in his first four crops like 2012 SWs STARLIGHT MAGIC ($334,900) and SHUDADUDAWUDYA ($329,629).

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SOUTHERN IMAGE Halo’s Image – Pleasant Dixie, by Dixieland Band/ $2,500 LF • First California-sired 2YOs are off to the races with BETTER BET, Del Mar Maiden Special winner and on-the-board in Del Mar’s $100,000 Graduation S.; GLAMSQUAD, 41⁄2-length winner at Golden Gate first time out in open company; YODELMESOMEMAGIC, 2nd by a nose in open company to a Stakes filly; & ZOOKS, a little more than a length off the winner in a $30,000 Stakes. • His first crop, now matured to six, has average earnings over $71,000 and has produced 10% $100K+ earners, like Grade 1 SW SOUTHERN SPEED (winner of $2.9 Million and who has won or placed in FIVE Grade 1 events) and Grade 1-placed CALIBRACHOA (5-time NYRA Graded winner of $666,040). • 2013 winners include WINNING IMAGE ($525,637), now with 7 wins in East Coast Stakes and 11 career wins by nearly 40 combined lengths.

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SLEW’S TIZNOW Tiznow – Hepatica, by Slewpy/ $2,500 LF • Won on dirt and synthetic, including Del Mar’s El Cajon S. at one mile by 3 lengths and Hollywood Park’s War Chant S. at 1 1/16 miles in a record 1:40.34. • Saratoga maiden winner and 2nd in Keeneland’s G1 Breeders’ Futurity at two. • In his final start, posted a 102 Beyer in Hollywood Park’s G2 Californian S. • Full brother to Multiple Graded stakes winner SLEW’S TIZZY and 3/4-brother to the dam of 2012 Group 1 Winner THE HANGMAN. • First crop will be yearlings in 2014.

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STORM WOLF Stormin Fever – Exclusive Rosette, by Ecliptical/ $2,000 LF • Graded SW full brother to G1-performing GSW MISTY ROSETTE. • Won 3 of 5 starts, including the G2 Lazaro Barrera Memorial S. by 6L in 1:22 1/5. • Posted a 104 Beyer breaking his maiden at Santa Anita and a 101 Beyer winning an allowance there in 1:09 flat. • 2013 juveniles sold for $95,000 at the Barretts March sale. • Solid 89% of runners are hitting the board with big-time wins like 51⁄2-length winner I’LL RUN THE SHOW, 5-length winner SEVEN STORMS, 4-length winner SWAYZE ROAD, and 4-length winner PIRATA LOBO

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THE PAMPLEMOUSSE Kafwain – Comfort Zone, by Rubiano/ $2,500 LF • Sire of $160,000 BARRETTS SALES TOPPING YEARLING in his First Crop! • The #1 Freshman Sire outside of Kentucky, ranked among the Top Ten nationally with a seven yearling average over $53,000. • Santa Anita Graded stakes-winning miler by 2012 Top-3 California Sire KAFWAIN. • Won 3 of 5 starts, including the G3 Sham S. by 6L (107 Beyer) and G3 San Rafael S. at one mile. • Out of a half-sister to the dam of 2YO G1 SW STORMELLO ($700,100) and 2012 G2 Del Mar Derby SW MY BEST BROTHER ($346,090). • Precocious female family of G2 Arlington-Washington Lassie S. winner SPECIAL WARMTH. Inquiries to Clay Murdock / P.O. Box 741, San Miguel, CA 93451 PH: (805) 467-3847 / FX: (805) 467-3919 / EM: ransanmig@gmail.com / www.ranchosanmiguel.net


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by GENE WILLIAMS For Pamela Ziebarth, the good times just keep rolling. Being connected first with her family’s two-time Breeders’ Cup Classic champion Tiznow and now as a part owner of the great stallion should seem quite enough to warrant a prominent place in California’s Thoroughbred racing and breeding lore. Instead, an energetic, enthusiastic Pamela Ziebarth has set out to make her own mark in the state’s racing and breeding industries. Her latest effort in that realm is homebred Tiz Flirtatious, an ultra-consistent five-year-old mare whose win in Santa Anita Park’s Rodeo Drive Stakes has her with a date in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf. The California-bred daughter of Ziebarth’s Tizbud, a full brother to the 2000 and 2001 Classic winner who stands at Harris Farms, now has a record of eight wins, three seconds and a third in 12 career starts. Of her four victories this year, three have come in graded events, two at Santa Anita and one at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Her victory in the $250,500 Rodeo Drive on Sept. 28, marked the first grade I conquest for the turf specialist. Ziebarth rates Tiz Flirtatious as her top Cal-bred and pushes the owner’s Healthy Addiction for all-time top runner. Healthy Addiction gave Ziebarth her first and second Breeders’ Cup runner by finishing 13th and 12th, respectively, in the 2005 and 2006 Ladies’ Classic, now being run as the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. A win in the Nov. 2 race could elevate Tiz Flirtatious to the top of Ziebarth’s list, as well as give her an unforgettable 60th birthday gift. After the Rodeo Drive victory, owner-breeder Ziebarth, who has been a California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) member since 2008, said, “We thought she should have won the grade I last time (when she finished second to Marketing Mix in Betfair Hollywood Park’s Gamely Stakes). It was wonderful that we had the second chance to go at her.” Go at her she did, finishing a head in front of her previous tormentor. Prior to the Rodeo Drive, Tiz Flirtatious was a runaway winner of Del Mar’s grade II, $250,000 John C. Mabee Stakes off

of a snail’s pace when winning by a comfortable 2 1/4 lengths. The result led trainer Martin Jones to say, “I didn’t envision the race (pace) going that way, but it couldn’t have worked out any better. When she relaxes, she raises her game to another level.” As the daughter of Arthur “Bud” Straub and Cecilia Straub-Rubens, Ziebarth, who’s been married to her husband Gary for 40 years, grew up with racing. The family was a fixture at all Southern California racetracks. One of the many outstanding horses owned by the family was Cee’s Tizzy, a major California stallion for years and the sire of Tiznow. Cee’s Tizzy now lives as a pensioner at Harris Farms in Coalinga, while Tizbud rules as Ziebarth’s California standard-bearer there. Since entering stud, Tizbud, who raced three years and compiled earnings of $230,266 from eight starts, has produced six crops of racing age totaling 145 foals, including four stakes winners. Ziebarth’s other stallions, Tiznow and Tizdejavu, stand in Kentucky. Tiznow is at WinStar Farm in Versailles and Tizdejavu at Crestwood Farm in Lexington. Masquerade Belle, the dam of Tiz Flirtatious, has been a prolific producer for Ziebarth; all her foals have resulted from matings with the “Tiz” family. Three have raced, with two being winners and Tiz Flirtatious being the only stakes victor so far. Masquerade Belle, bought by Ziebarth as a yearling but never raced, is at home, also, at Harris Farms. She’s part of a broodmare band of 12 to 15, most of whom are located at Columbiana Farm in Paris, Kentucky, and include Healthy Addiction and Hello Sugar, a half-sister to Tiz Flirtatious. While it’s only natural for Ziebarth to be eager for the Breeders’ Cup, she relishes the thought of sharing that with her husband, three sons, David, Tyson and Regan, and granddaughters Zoe and Lux. The youngsters, in particular, are ardent followers of Tiz Flirtatious’ fortunes. One, eight-year-old Lux, was heard by her grandmother to tell a friend, “I’m broke right now, but I’ll be going to see Tiz Flirtatious at the races.”

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Mizzen Mast—Letithappencaptain,  by Captain Bodgit

2014 Fee:$3,500 LFG (With Special Consideration To Black-Type Performing or Producing Mares)

Grade I Winner Enters Stud For The 2014 Breeding Season A versatile racehorse who won on dirt and turf up to 1 1/4 miles and retired with earnings of $547,800

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At Three, WON the Hollywood Derby–GI, the Oak Tree Derby–GII & third in the Sir Beaufort S.–GII At Four, won the Strub S.–GII and second in the Citation H.–GII At Five, second in the San Pasqual S.–G2

By MIZZEN MAST, the sire of two 2012 Breeders’ Cup winners and the 2008 Hollywood Gold Cup Stakes winner MAST TRACK. Out of the multiple stakes-winning mare, LETITHAPPENCAPTAIN

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by GENE WILLIAMS Riding the crest of two grade I victories put Points Offthebench in a special place as the gelded son of top-notch California sire Benchmark headed into the 2013 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 1-2. Tragically, a fatal injury suffered while training at the Southern California track on Oct. 26, ended his fairytale ascension into potential greatness. With victories in the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s $300,250 Bing Crosby Stakes on July 28, and then the $250,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes on Oct. 5, Points Offthebench figured to be one of the favorites for the grade I, $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint on Nov. 2. The fact that both the reigning Sprint champion Trinniberg and 2013 Santa Anita Derby (grade I) winner Goldencents were among those left in his Santa Anita wake, only enhanced his standing. By winning two grade I events this year, Points Offthebench joined three other Benchmark runners as grade I victors— Brother Derek, Silent Sighs and Idiot Proof, all of whom were prominent in California racing. Points Offthebench was a second generation, of sorts, on the Benchmark family tree to carry the colors of owners Donnie Crevier and Charles “Chip” Martin. The pair also raced the dark bay gelding’s older brother Bench Points, and retain ownership in the retired runner who was the 2010 California Champion Two-Year-Old Male. While the names of the two horses smack of basketball terminology, neither Crevier nor Martin relate to that, although breeder Gary Rocks once trained with Jim Buss, son of the late Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss. Martin says he and his partner like to think of the names implying the horses are chips off the old block that is Benchmark, who stands at Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona. The 22-year-old son of Alydar has led California-based sires in races won in three of the past four years. The late Points Offthebench, who brought trainer Tim

Yakteen his first two grade I victories, posted a record of six victories, a second and a third in eight lifetime starts, with a bankroll of $514,940, surpassing his big brother’s numbers in wins and earnings. Co-owner Martin recalls that having Bench Points run in the Santa Anita Derby was a great thrill for him and his partner, but qualifying for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint with Points Offthebench was “truly remarkable.” The victory at Santa Anita was hailed by trainer Yakteen as “the biggest win of my career.” As for the horse, his trainer, who spent several years as an assistant to both the legendary Charlie Whittingham and Bob Baffert, each Hall of Fame conditioners, said afterward, “The horse is a push-button type. Horses like that, they make you look good.” The gelding’s versatility was tested in the six-furlong Santa Anita race, and he came up solid with the win. The victory also proved he could preform on at least two surfaces; his Bing Crosby victory was accomplished on Del Mar’s all-weather Polytrack surface and the Sprint Championship win came on Santa Anita’s main dirt track. Points Offthebench and his older brother were the first starters for the unraced Free House mare Mo Chuisle. Breeder Rocks purchased the mare for $13,000 at the 2007 Barretts October Mixed Sale while she was carrying Bench Points. Her match with Benchmark turned out so well, she went back the next year to the California stallion and produced the double grade I winner and leading Golden State sprinter of 2013. Also, she has an unraced juvenile colt by Buzzards Bay and produced another Benchmark colt this year. Mo Chuisle means “my pulse” in the Celtic language and was used as a term of endearment by actor Clint Eastwood, in the part of a trainer, toward his boxing protégé Hilary Swank in the Academy Award-winning Best Picture of the Year, “Million Dollar Baby.” Sadly, as in the 2004 movie, not all endings are destined to be happy ones.

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Lovacres Ranch Lovingier Family Has Developed A Farm With An “Altitude” Lovacres Ranch, which relocated to its current Warner Springs location in the summer of 2007, has since developed into one of the Golden State’s premier Thoroughbred farms with a 520-acre layout that features all the facilities needed for a full-service operation, including a sixfurlong training track. The ranch’s owner Terry Lovingier is enchanted by the beauty of the setting. “I ©Mesaros don’t like to brag,” he said, “but I think this is one of the prettier farms in California. We have all new fencing and the lay of the land is beautiful, set in rolling hills and full of beautiful old oak trees.” Lovingier, whose father Russ remains active on the farm, describes the location as follows: “If one is coming here from Murrieta or Temecula, we are about eight miles from Warner Springs. We’re at 3,500 feet elevation and the horses love it. I’ve never seen happier horses. And training at an altitude is good for them, too.” “When you come up to the crest of the hill just before our place, it is spread out in front of you.” The farm is nestled in an area at the base of Palomar Mountain and has a staff of 25. Most of the pastures are at least five acres in size, and in spots, says Lovingier, deer often graze right along with the horses. Offering breeding, foaling, boarding, breaking, training and sales preparation, Lovacres will stand six stallions for the 2014 breeding season. Awesome Gambler, a stakes-winning son of Coronado’s Quest, was the Golden State’s leading first-crop sire of 2011. Among his earners of more than $2 million is Willa B Awesome, the 2011 California Champion Two-Year-Old Female who won last year’s grade I, $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks. The sire of six other stakes horses, Awesome Gambler is out of a Deputy Minister mare. Among California’s leading freshman sires of 2013, are two graded stakes-winning residents of Lovacres Ranch. Each with five winners to date from limited crops are Time to Get Even, a son of Stephen Got Even whose progeny have earned nearly $200,000 and

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are led by the dual stakesplaced Time for Angie, and Bushwacker, by Outflanker and already the sire of stakes-placed Tupelo Cush among his earners of more than $180,000. Swiss Yodeler, a perennial leading sire of juveniles in California, was relocated to Lovacres for the 2013 breeding season. The grade Iwinning son of Eastern Echo has sired the earners of more than $25 million, including 2006 Eclipse Champion Sprinter and $2,461,490-earner Thor’s Echo. Completing the roster at Lovacres are Grace Upon Grace and Empire Way. The former, by Rio Verde and dual stakes-placed at two, has yearlings of this year, while the latter, a grade II-placed Empire Maker full sister to multiple Eclipse Champion Royal Delta, retired to stud in 2013. The first Lovingier venture was a partnership among Lovingier, his father, and his brother, Dan. They bought a ranch outside of Waco, Texas, and began breeding Quarter Horses. At one point, Terry Lovingier and his brother Dan bred and sold a son of Strawfly Special who later won the 1996 All-American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs as Streakin Flyer. The Texas ranch was sold that same year, and Terry and his father moved their stock to property they owned in Murrieta and that became the nucleus of Lovacres Ranch. They put their Quarter Horse business aside and began breeding Thoroughbreds. The Lovacres operation usually develops between 50 and 100 foals each year and they are broken and trained at the farm. Those deemed saleable will be prepped for sale at the farm while others figure to head for the racetrack. The Lovacres Ranch homebreds Willa B Awesome and Unhitchthetrailor were the respective winners of the Barretts Debutante Stakes and Barretts Juvenile Stakes in 2011. Lovingier operates Lovco Construction Inc., a Signal Hill, California, firm that is involved in maintenance of oil refineries. Lovingier, who holds a civil and environmental engineering degree from University of California Irvine, lives in Los Alamitos with his family.

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Cal-Bred Grade I Winners Lead The Bid For Breeders’ Cup Glory

by GENE WILLIAMS grade II, $250,000 John C. Mabee Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Teddy’s Promise, Ted and Judy Nichols’ homebred winner of the 2011 La Brea Stakes (grade I), earned her way into the grade I, $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint with a sharp victory in Santa Anita’s $100,250 L.A. Woman Stakes on Oct. 5, following a three-month freshening. The five-year-old daughter of Salt Lake and Capote’s Braids and Beads previously ran second in Betfair Hollywood Park’s A Gleam Handicap (grade II), while her victory in the L.A. Woman was her fifth in eight starts at Santa Anita and ran her career record to 26-10-4-2, with earnings of $822, 397. Also carrying Cal-bred hopes for victory this year are: Caracortado, a California champion and dual grade II winner of $870,105 who is aiming for the grade I, $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, also the target of dual stakes-placed Rock Me Baby; He Be Fire N Ice, a contender for the grade I, $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Mile as a dual grade II-placed stakes winner of this year; Aotearoa, whose prep for the grade I, $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf was a win in Santa Anita’s $100,250 Zuma Beach Stakes on Oct. 6; and Ismene, the 2011 California Champion Two-Year-Old Female whose sights are set on the Filly & Mare Sprint. Cal-bred Points Offthebench, a grade I winner at Santa Anita and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club this year, also was pre-entered for the grade I, $1,500,000 Breeders’ Cup Sprint. But the four-year-old Benchmark gelding suffered a catastrophic injury while training for the race at the home track on Oct. 26, and was unfortunately euthanized.

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Eight California-breds were listed among the pre-entries for this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships being held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Nov. 1-2, including the grade I winners Tiz Flirtatious and Teddy’s Promise, in an attempt to join the list of five Cal-breds to have previously won at horse racing’s biggest annual event. Double Breeders’ Cup Classic (grade I) winner Tiznow is the standout among these previous winners, with stirring victories in 2000 and 2001. The other Cal-breds with Breeders’ Cup titles to their names are Thor’s Echo, Dancing in Silks and Amazombie, respective winners of the grade I Sprint in 2006, 2009 and 2011, as well as California Flag, the 2009 Turf Sprint victor. It’s a longshot that any Cal-bred will match Tiznow’s sterling efforts, but this year’s group certainly has the talent to set themselves up for that sort of future impact by winning at Breeders’ Cup in 2013. Owner-breeder Pamela Ziebarth could be forgiven if she has begun dreaming of another Tiznow moment as Tiz Flirtatious moves toward the grade I, $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf. After all, the five-year-old mare is by Harris Farms’ Tizbud, a full brother to the two-time Classic winner, and her record shows eight victories, three seconds and a third in 12 career starts. She has been beaten only once this year—by a head to Marketing Mix in May’s Gamely Stakes (grade I). She overturned that loss by defeating her previous tormentor by a head in Santa Anita’s grade I, $250,500 Rodeo Drive Stakes on Sept. 28, setting her up for a Breeders’ Cup run. Prior to that win, Tiz Flirtatious captured August’s

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Empire Maker–Delta Princess, by A.P. Indy

FEE: $5,000–LIVE FOAL GI Stakes placed winner of $119,170

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Ran second in the GII Robert B. Lewis Stakes behind subsequent Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner I’LL HAVE ANOTHER By EMPIRE MAKER, classic winner of $1,985,800, sire of 42 stakes winners including Champion ROYAL DELTA ($4,491,126 to 2013), and 2013 GI winners, GRACE HALL ($1,416,360) and BODEMEISTER ($1,304,800). Full brother to two-time Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic winner and Eclipse Champion, ROYAL DELTA ($4,491,126). Out of the multiple graded stakes -winning A. P. INDY mare DELTA PRINCESS who is the dam of Eclipse Champion, ROYAL DELTA ($4,491,126 to 2013), and Graded Stakes placed Carnival Court ($161,662, to 2013). DELTA PRINCESS is a full sister to GI winner, INDY FIVE HUNDRED and a half-sister to Italian Group 1 winner BIONDETTI.

Eastern Echo—Drapeau, by Raja Baba FEE: $3,000–LIVE FOAL

Perennial Leading Sire of 2-Year-Olds

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Dr. Bruce Zietz: Putting Theory Into Practice

by STEVE SCHUELEIN From hematology to horses, from blood to blood“There was a lady sitting next to us with the raclines, Dr. Bruce Zietz has carved out an enviable record. ing form and binoculars who cashed after every A big-time doctor and small-time breeder, Zietz has race,” added Zietz, impressed with her results. “I made an indelible impression as an expert in both fields. got myself binoculars too.” Zietz watched the races at Santa Anita Zietz liked what he saw. At 35, he started Park in October, wearing both a purple riding hunter-jumpers and, a year later, baseball cap emblazoned with the gold letentered Thoroughbred ownership. “I ters “Roi Charmant,” in honor of his claimed a horse for $8,000 with some favorite stallion, and a gold horseshoe friends but he broke down,” said Zietz, pendant dangling from his neck. deciding there had to be a better system. The lucky horseshoe may have helped, “I bought a mare named Friendly but hard work and study probably better Patricia at a sale for $2,300 and bred her explain the success achieved in both areas to Figonero (Arg),” said Zietz, who by Zietz, who found his first job at age 11 as enjoyed beginner’s luck as a breeder. “I got a pinsetter at a West Hollywood bowling alley. “Haven’t Patrick McFig, a multiple stakes winner who earned nearly had a day off since,” he said with a $250,000. I thought it was easy.” smile. Zietz went through a humbling Now a youthful 74, Zietz still learning period. “I got cocky, made works part time in medicine and mistakes and got out of it for a meticulously follows his modest while,” he admitted. breeding operation, which has proBut he studied pedigrees and duced a two-time winner and books about breeding theories as another placed horse in Californiadiligently as he had studied hemabred stakes races this year. tology and oncology during medical Born in Connecticut and raised school, and more recently reaped in West Los Angeles, the UCLA the dividends of 35 years of graduate started medical school at patience and perseverance. the University of Louisville withQiaona, a three-year-old filly he out being distracted by the call of bred, won the filly division of the Dr. Bruce Zietz and his wife Bev the bugles down the street. “I didn’t $300,750 California Breeders’ like horses then,” said Zietz, who completed his studies at Champion Stakes at Santa Anita in January, while GangUniversity of California, San Francisco. nam Guy, a two-year-old colt he bred, placed in two Del Mar “I started practice in 1970,” said Zietz, who became a pio- Thoroughbred Club stakes—second in the I’m Smokin and neer in West Hills. “I was the only oncologist-hematologist third in the Graduation. in the San Fernando Valley when there were 1.2 million Not bad for a guy with four bargain-priced mares and a people there. I had a huge practice. I practiced 38 years, sold lightly-used stallion at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez. “I lease the practice five years ago and retired.” one and own three,” said Zietz of his broodmare band. Retirement led Zietz into rewarding new medical work. The impetus for his breeding involvement centers “I work 25 hours a week for a company in Brea,” explained around Roi Charmant, a stallion he co-bred, raced and Zietz. “I’m one of only four oncologists who reviews Cancer stands at Magali for $1,000. Therapies from all over the United States.” Zietz also “I bought his dam, Cantina, in-foal to Evansville Slew, works part-time for Tri Valley Oncology-Hematology in at a Fasig-Tipton sale in Kentucky for $5,500 in partnerThousand Oaks, and performs some of the utilization ship with Akiko Gothard,” said Zietz. “I named the colt review at West Hills Hospital. Roi Charmant in honor of My Charmer, the dam of Seattle Much of the rest of his time is devoted to horses, which Slew and Seattle Dancer. (He has the influence of both in he discovered and began liking in midlife. “My first wife his pedigree). I wanted to name him Prince Charming but had an uncle who was a bartender at Hollywood Park, and that was taken.” a tout,” explained Zietz of his introduction to racing durRoi Charmant became a hard-trying speedster in ing the 1970s. “He would get us seats at the track. Southern California, winning eight races from the ages of

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“That’s $35,000 in breeders’ premiums,” enthused Zietz. “That’s why I love Cal-breds.” Zietz has high hopes for the future progeny out of Starlet Sky. “When a mare has her first foal, there is a three per cent chance she will have a stakes winner,” claimed Zietz. “If the first foal wins a stake, there is a 60 per cent chance she will have a second. Qiaona is her first foal.” Her second, the promising Roi Charmant filly Charming Starlet, finished third in a maiden special weight race for two-year-olds won by the subsequent grade I winner She’s a Tiger at Pleasanton this summer. She sold as a yearling for $20,000 at Barretts last year. Kantina Kowgirl, another two-year-old filly bred by Zietz, sold for $85,000 as a Barretts yearling and has recorded two seconds in three starts this year. “I’m mostly a breeder but I occasionally keep them,” said Zietz. “I want to make racehorses. I’m not trying to win the Kentucky Derby.” Zietz sold three Roi Charmant yearling fillies at the Barretts sale last month, including a full sister to Gangnam Guy for $30,000 and a half-sister to Qiaona for $35,000. In addition to his four broodmares—Starlet Sky, Cantina, Cantina’s Rose and The Toast of Troy, the latter of whom was bred by Madeline Auerbach and is leased from Scott Regner—Zietz owns Kathleen Rose, a promising threeyear-old maiden filly who was named in memory of his mother-in-law, the unraced two-year-old gelding Diablo Encantador, and four weanlings out of the above mares. Zietz, a member of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) since 1995, owns B & B Zietz Stables with his wife of 14 years, Bev. He has a son, Kevin, a former high school football star and current Encino lawyer who has followed him into the sport. Kevin owns a mare from Cantina’s family with her two foals and was a 10 percent racing partner in Roi Charmant. “I think the best way to get into racing is by breeding,” said Zietz, confident his theories will continue to bear fruit. “In my own way, I’ve been right but under the radar.”

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two to eight. He won on dirt, turf and all-weather surfaces and earned $337,678 while recording frontrunniing tripledigit Beyer numbers. Roi Charmant finished second in the 2004 San Miguel Stakes (grade III) at three and third in the 2005 Potrero Grande Breeders’ Cup Handicap (grade II) at four on the dirt at Santa Anita. “He had four surgeries for bone fractures but came back at eight to win his last four starts at Hollywood Park and Del Mar,” said Zietz, who retired him to stud in 2010. “To me, Magali Farms is the best in the state of California,” said Zietz. “They do everything right. (General Manager) Tom Hudson is a perfectionist.” Zietz gushed like a proud grandfather of the early accomplishments of Roi Charmant, who currently ranks 30th nationally and seventh in California among first-crop sires, despite only an eight-horse crop. That crop is headed by Gangnam Guy, out of the Unusual Heat mare The Toast of Troy, who sold for $16,000 at the 2012 Barretts October Yearling Sale. Zietz is equally proud of Qiaona, although her rise to fame is more of a surprise bonus. “I went to a Keeneland sale and loved her mother Starlet Sky,” said Zietz of the Skywalker mare. “Soundest pedigree I’ve ever found. I wasn’t that interested in the foal, but she was in foal to Wilko, and I got her for $16,000. I would have gone to $50,000.” Zietz sold the resultant filly as a yearling for $4,500 at Barretts in 2011, and kept track of her progress. Zietz was an excited breeder at Santa Anita on Jan. 26, when Qiaona won the $165,000 first prize in the rich stakes race. “It was like a Silky Sullivan move,” recalled Zietz of the late rally from so far back in the mile race that he would have been satisfied with her hitting the board. “I told my wife, ‘I hope she gets through; she’ll get a breeders’ award.’” Zietz was again ecstatic at Santa Anita on Oct. 12, after Qiaona had rallied from last to win the $100,000 California Distaff Handicap against older foes in her first try on the hillside turf course to raise her earnings to $439,994.

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Sold for $900,000 at the August 2009 Fasig-Tipton Sale By A.P. Indy, champion Three-Year-Old, Horse of the Year and Classic winner of $2,979,815 Sire of 150 stakes winners, including champions BERNARDINI, MINESHAFT, RAGS TO RICHES and MARCHFIELLD Out of the multiple graded stakes-winning UNBRIDLED’s SONG mare SPLENDID BLENDED ($742,060), winner of the GI Hollywood Stakes, GI Vanity Invitational H. and Gil G1 Shirley Jones Breeder’s Cup Hcp., and 2nd in the Gil G1 Oak Leaf Stakes to two-year -old Champion SWEET CATOMINE.

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Stallion Tours Article & Photos by LISA GROOTHEDDE The opportunity to visit working Thoroughbred farms and get an early start on breeding plans for 2014 enticed approximately 25 attendees to participate in the 2013 Central Valley Stallion Tour, which trekked through two California counties on Oct. 12. The chartered bus excursion was hosted by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA), and featured stops at Madera Thoroughbreds in Madera, Rivendell Ranch in Fresno and Old English Rancho and Poplar Meadows in Sanger. Madera Thoroughbreds co-owner Jill Fischer kicked off the tour in the morning by introducing participants to her farm’s stallion Elusive Warning, a group III stakes winner by Elusive Quality. After presenting yearlings from the stallion’s first foal crop, Fischer invited attendees to view two pensioned stallions who reside on-site: grade I winner Birdonthewire, 24, and multiple stakes winner Lil Tyler, a 30-year-old son of Halo who thrived in the personal attention showered upon him by the visitors. Next, farm owners Myron and Jane Johnson opened up their Rivendell facility for the tour. After reciting the accomplishments of the farm’s resident stallion Trapper, a stakes winner by Iron Cat, the

Acclamation (Old English Rancho)

Bedford Falls (Poplar Meadows)

Pensioned stallion Lil Tyler, 30, greets visitors at Madera Thoroughbreds.

couple demonstrated the benefits of their trailer trainer, a custom-built piece of equipment which is used to teach young horses how to load into an enclosed space. Participants were then treated to an up-close visit with North America’s 2011 Eclipse Champion Older Male, Acclamation, the two-time California Horse of the Year who highlighted a stopover at historic Old English Rancho which was narrated by ranch manager Jonny Hilvers. In addition to the Unusual Heat stallion, a six-time grade I winner who entered stud this year, Hilvers presented four other members of the Old English Rancho roster: the Wild Again stakes winner Big Bad Leroybrown, Grand Slam’s winning son Cyclotron, the six-time grade II winner Surf Cat and the winning Danzig stallion Vronsky. The tour concluded with a visit to Poplar Meadows, the birthplace of seven-time grade I winner and $5,268,706-earner Lava Man, the 2005-2006 California Horse of the Year. As guests enjoyed a leisurely lunch and refreshments while seated on hay bales, farm owner Carol Lingenfelter offered conformation analysis for several foals from the first three crops of the farm’s resident stallion, Bedford Falls, who were paraded for the group. Serving as the grand finale at Poplar Meadows was

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Rivendell Ranch demonstrates its trailer trainer.

Bedford Falls himself, a winning Forestry half-brother to North America’s 2012 leading sire of twoyear-olds, Harlan’s Holiday. The 2013 Central Valley Stallion Tour was especially memorable for one lucky participant: novice breeder Dawn Howe of Citrus Heights, who bred her first mare in partnership this year and who attended the tour along with her two partners. In addition to winning a CTBA gift prize, Howe Surf Cat (Old English Rancho) also won a free 2014 breeding season to Bedford Falls in a random drawing among tour attendees. “As newcomers to the Thoroughbred industry, it is nice to be able to see what different farms have to offer and get a firsthand look at the facilities and employees,” said Howe, who attended her first stallion tour last year in a similar event hosted by CTBA for farms in the northern region of California, and who learned about this year’s Central Valley Stallion Tour while attending the Northern California Yearling Sale in August. “I believe that attending stallion tours is an essential component of breeding a highquality horse,” Howe shared. “It is one thing to look at a catalog page and a picture. It is an entirely different thing to see a stallion in Big Bad Leroybrown (Old English Rancho) person and be able to evaluate his progeny at the farm. As mare owners, the stallion tour also allows us an opportunity to interact with the people who will be handling our mares during breeding season and see how mares are managed at each individual facility.” Howe and her partners were fortunate enough to come away with more than pleasant memories and an expanded education, however. “Winning the season to Bedford Falls was the icing on the cake!” she beamed.

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Beginner’s Luck Regional Sales by LISA GROOTHEDDE As every Thoroughbred breeder knows, it takes more than just luck to hit a commercial home run. It takes years of meticulous planning and preparation for every auction prospect, from arranging the mating between stallion and mare, to safely delivering and raising the foal, to choosing the right venue and sales agent for your horse. Being blessed with an extra bit of good fortune is sometimes all it takes to make everything miraculously come together for a financial windfall. Such an achievement came to fruition at the 2013 Barretts October Yearling Sale on Oct. 8, when demand for a California-bred colt from the first crop of the Rancho San Miguel stallion The Pamplemousse elevated his purchase price to the top of the Hinds Pavilion leaderboard, at $160,000. Bred by Skyline Stables and Alex Solis II and offered by consignor Adrian Gonzalez’s Checkmate Thoroughbreds, the strapping gray colt attracted attention for his physical appeal, as well as his catalog page. He is the fifth foal out of the stakes-winning Distinctive Cat mare Tizakitty, a half-sister to 2012 Haskell Invitational Stakes (grade I) winner Paynter from the immediate, productive family of 2000 Eclipse Horse of the Year Tiznow. Tizakitty was purchased for $20,000 by Solis Bloodstock from a complete dispersal of Applebite Farms holdings at the 2011 Barretts January Mixed Sale, and subsequently joined the inaugural book of mares for The Pamplemousse, a dual graded stakes winner and $209,280-earner by Kafwain who initiated his stallion career that year for a $3,500 fee. The 2013 Barretts October sale-topper in Pomona reigns as the highest-priced yearling sold at a California auction to date for Gonzalez, who presented his first Checkmate Thoroughbreds consignment in 2009. “I felt confident bringing this colt to the sale,” Gonzalez said. “I recruit year-round to find the best stock; to me, he

The $160,000 sale-topper at Barretts Sales & Racing’s 2013 October Yearling Sale was this colt from the first crop of the Rancho San Miguel stallion The Pamplemousse.

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physically was a standout from day one. There was a buzz surrounding him before he even set foot on the sales grounds. Once the buyers had a chance to evaluate him, the market backed up what we knew all along.” For the second consecutive year, the buyer of the Barretts October sale-topper was prominent owner Arnold Zetcher, who last year paid $150,000 for a session-topping Cal-bred son of Bertrando. But Zetcher was not alone in his admiration for The Pamplemousse progeny. Six of the seven-year-old stallion’s first-crop foals who were led through the Barretts ring—four colts and two fillies—sold for a collective $373,000, yielding an average price of $62,167 and accounting for nearly 12 percent of the sale’s overall proceeds. Despite the fireworks at the top, the 2013 Barretts October sale suffered diminished returns in all other fiscal categories. From the 248 yearlings cataloged, Barretts Sales & Racing reported the sale of 159 of the 216 horses ultimately offered for gross receipts of $3,130,500, representing a 21.9 percent decline from the $4,006,600 total paid for 174 yearlings during the corresponding auction in 2012. The average dropped by 14.5 percent, from $23,026 to $19,689, while the median plunged 27.8 percent, from $18,000 to $13,000. The buy-back rate also faltered, from 19.1 percent last year to 26.4 percent in 2013. Unlike in 2012, when three horses sold for six figures each, the 2013 sale-topper was the sole horse to cross the $100,000 barrier this year. Coming closest to that mark, at $95,000, was Avenue of Art, an Artie Schiller colt out of the unraced Avenue of Flags mare Sookloozy who was acquired by Quarter Pole Enterprises LLC. Consigned by agent Sam Hendricks on behalf of Walking G Ranch, the youngster is a half-brother to Unbridled Slew, an unraced son of Red Bullet who commanded $2.5 million at the 2006 Barretts May Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training to set a standard as the highest-priced California-bred ever sold at public auction. Rounding out the top five sellers at this year’s event— each a Cal-bred—were a $70,000 Unusual Heat colt out of Affirmed’s stakes-placed winner Midnite Mama, a $67,000 Lucky Pulpit colt out of the Tactical Cat mare Yerevan Storm and a $65,000 Unusual Heat filly out of the Grand Slam mare Match Ball. Named Unusually Fancy and purchased by agent Tim Cohen from the Harris Farms consignment, the latter yearling elicited the top price for her gender at the venue. Quarter Pole Enterprises led all Barretts October buyers with three yearlings purchased for an aggregate $195,000. With 37 yearlings sold for $708,000, Havens Bloodstock Agency ranked as the auction’s leading consignor. For complete results of the 2013 Barretts October Yearling Sale, visit www.barretts.com.

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BRILLIANT at 2 with placings in the G1 DEL MAR FUTURITY, G2 BEST PAL, and third in the G1 CASHCALL FUTURITY. EXCEPTIONAL at three by WINNING the PASADENA STAKES and running a closing fourth in the KENTUCKY DERBY. DURABLE from 4 through 6 with WINS at 5 and 6 and G2 STAKES placed in the STRUB and SAN ANTONIO STAKES. By BERNSTEIN, the phenomenal son of STORM CAT. Out of a STAKES WINNING daughter of CARSON CITY.

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by MARCIE HEACOX ered patio where horses are led into and out of the sales ring. “Each room has a different energy and crowd,” Lloyd said. The outside ring is used mainly for special occasions, with a temporary canopy for events such as weddings, corporate functions and boxing matches. These events are among the hundreds the greater Fairplex facility hosts each year. Food and drink service in the sports bar includes appetizers, salads, sandwiches and more with sports- and racing-themed names. Wagering is available through live tellers, voucher machines and through a RaceFan Club Card. A beginners’ wagering guide is printed at the bottom of the menus as part of Barretts’ effort to introduce new people to racing. “We have no charge for parking and admission, and it gives more people a chance to experience racing for the first time,” Lloyd said. “We’ve had a lot of luck bringing people to the sport with our facility.” Lloyd said the grill employs more than 50 people across multiple shifts, including cooks, waiters, bartenders and custodians. It’s open seven days a week, including during sales. “On an average Monday or Tuesday, we’ll handle about $30,000, and during a sale we’ll still handle the same $30,000.” Lloyd said. Opening the Finish Line Sports Grill was a major step in Barretts Sales & Racing’s growing role in the Southern California landscape, especially in light of this year’s announcement that Betfair Hollywood Park will cease racing after the upcoming autumn meet. “We’re looking for opportunities to expand both the sports grill and Barretts as a company,” Lloyd said. “Any opportunities that present themselves, we’ll be ready to take advantage of them. For sure we’re happy with how things are going now and we look forward to going into the future.”

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On Sept. 22, the Barretts Race Meet at Fairplex concluded its 75th season of Thoroughbred racing during the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona. With the exception of the World War II years, racing has been conducted there since the inaugural fair was held in 1922, but pari-mutuel wagering wasn’t introduced until 1933. Pomona, as it was previously called, was the first Southern California track to introduce wagering after the passage of State Proposition 3. Over the years it’s hosted racing for a variety of equine breeds and has changed its name to Fairplex Park and, in March, Barretts Sales & Racing. Though racing is dormant until September 2014, Barretts Sales & Racing is still handling wagers and promoting the sport to old pros and newcomers alike through the Finish Line Sports Grill. General Manager Kim Lloyd said the facility’s handle has grown with each passing year since it opened in March 2009. That success is the exception to the rule among wagering sites during the economic recession. “There’s been a definite increase every year,” Lloyd said. “This year during Del Mar, we were up eight percent compared to the previous year. This year to date, we’re up 20 percent.” The grill is located in the Hinds Pavilion, the site of Barretts equine auctions since 1990. Inter-track wagering (ITW) was previously conducted in the Fairplex Park grandstand. Lloyd said the compact size of the new facility is perhaps the main reason for its success. Grandstand wagering was spread over three floors. “Instead of having it where it was in a big area and spread out, there’s a lot of energy and each room has a different feel to it,” Lloyd said. Finish Line’s distinct areas include the sports bar, outside ring, outside patio, sales ring auditorium and “garage,” a cov-

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by MARCIE HEACOX stallion Salt Lake and Capote mare Braids and Beads began her career slowly, breaking her maiden and winning only once more until transferred to current trainer Ron Ellis. Since winning the grade I, $300,000 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita on Dec. 31, 2011, Teddy’s Promise has been one of the top Cal-bred females. Her career record is 26-10-4-2 and she’s racked up $822,397 in prize money, with $60,000 of it from the L.A. Woman. With a good showing in the Breeders’ Cup, that amount will increase substantially. Zooming in the Zuma Another horse with a strong pre-Breeders’ Cup performance was Aotearoa, winner of the $100,250 Zuma Beach Stakes on Oct. 6. The two-year-old gelding named after the Maori word for New Zealand was last early as the longest shot in the field of six, but picked off his rivals one by one to win by three quarters of a length. Heavily favored Diamond Bachelor was second, with Got Shades third. The final time after a fast early pace was 1:34.42 for one mile on the turf. “I rode a horse that I loved at (the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club) and this horse blew right by us the day he broke his maiden (Aug. 4), so I knew this horse could really run,” winning jockey Corey Nakatani said. The Zuma Beach was Aotearoa’s first try over the lawn, following a maiden win and fourthplaced finish over Del

Teddy’s Promise $100,250 L.A. Woman Stakes—October, 5, 2013

Aotearoa $100,250 Zuma Beach Stakes—October, 6, 2013

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With the absence of California Cup races during this year’s Autumn meet at Santa Anita Park, every ungraded stakes race was of greater importance for California-breds hoping to find a way into the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1-2. Two of the following four horses used their local prep race victory as a springboard to the sport’s biggest stage, while the other duo’s next races remain to be seen. A Promising Prep Teddy’s Promise stirred hope for the grade I, $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint in winning the $100,250 L.A. Woman Stakes on Oct. 5. She comes into that Nov. 2 championship race in better form than last year’s eighth-placed attempt, prior to which she hadn’t won a race since May. This year, a break since a runner-up finish in the July 13 A Gleam Handicap (grade II) at Betfair Hollywood Park may have been the trick. Teddy’s Promise was able to relax and stalk two rivals along the backstretch, then pulled to the front in the final turn, holding sway under jockey Victor Espinoza to win by two lengths. Great Hot (Brz) was second, with Cal-bred Sister Kate third in the field of six fillies and mares. A fast dirt track yielded a final time of 1:15.28 for 6 1/2 furlongs. “She hasn’t raced for a little while, so we freshened her up and she came back running,” said Ted Nichols, winning coowner and breeder along with his wife, Judy Nichols. The daughter of the late

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Qiaona. The buyer was B & B Zeitz Stables, which is credited as Qiaona’s breeder. Qiaona only broke her maiden in her seventh start, followed immediately by her only other stakes win, the $300,750 California Breeders Champion Stakes at Santa Anita on Jan. 26. Her career record is 15-4-4-2, with a $439,994 bankroll. Her trainer said he’ll keep Qiaona on the turf for future races. A Toast To The Winner A Toast to You won a race named after a Cal-bred Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (grade II) winner when he upset the $101,250 California Flag Handicap on Oct. 19. The race was contested at its namesake’s favorite distance on his favorite surface—about 6 1/2 furlongs on the Camino Real downhill turf course. A Toast to You settled mid-pack and saved ground on the left and right-handed turns before jockey Mario Gutierrez found a path through the leaders and pushed his mount to win by a half-length. Favored Ain’t No Other settled for the place, and grade III winner Tiz a Minister for the show among 10 state-breds aged three and up. A Toast to You completed the race in 1:11.88, not far from California Flag’s course record of 1:11.10. His final odds were 18-1, based on his winless record in the past year. Winning trainer Peter Miller explained the decision to enter a stakes event off a fifth-placed finish in a $40,000 claiming race. “We were either going to run him in a $25,000 claiming race or the California Flag,” Miller said. “We decided to take a shot. . .The horse was doing good and I spoke to (winning co-owner Gary) Barber and I said, ‘Even if we run second or third, it’s a big payday, the horse is doing well, let’s take a shot.’” Gary Barber and his brother, Cecil Barber, were rewarded for their risk. Bred by W. R. Welty’s Hidden Meadows Farm, A Toast to You is by Ballena Vista Farm’s Tribal Rule out of the stakes-winning Apollo mare Whitewinesipper. His lifetime totals are 20-6-3-3 and $352,872.

Qiaona $100,500 California Distaff Handicap—October 12, 2013

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Mar’s all-weather Polytrack surface. Winning trainer Leonard Powell predicted improvement. “The breeding was there,” Powell said. “He’s by (Magali Farms stallion) Good Journey and we always thought he would like the grass, especially the way he moves in the morning.” Triumphant owner Paul Viskovich bred Aotearoa from his winning Lil Tyler mare Madera Royal, a full sister to multiple stakes winner Mateo. She had three foals, including a yearling filly by Good Journey, before dying of colic this year. Aotearoa has earned $114,000 in his young career, including $60,000 from this latest stakes win. He isn’t Breeders’ Cup nominated, so Viskovich had to use some of the gelding’s profits to supplement to the grade I, $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf on Nov. 1. Winning Kick A daughter of 2004 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (grade I) winner Wilko was the next Cal-bred to take an ungraded stakes race during the autumn meet. Qiaona pulled a mild upset in winning the $100,500 California Distaff Handicap on Oct. 12. The chestnut filly was in her favorite position at the back of the pack in the downhill turf sprint. In the stretch, jockey Corey Nakatani steered her to the outside where she charged home under a strong hand ride. Dual blacktype winner Ismene was stuck in second, followed by stakes winner Bella Viaggia and four more Cal-bred or Cal-sired fillies and mares. The winner covered the about 6 1/2 furlongs trip on the grass in 1:11.66. “She was spot-on today, she has that racing fight in her,” Nakatani said. “I know that six and a half probably isn’t her best distance, but the race set up for us and I knew she was going to put in a big kick.” Qiaona is trained by Ed Moger Jr. and owned by Curt and Lila Lanning. She’s the first foal out of the 13time winner and $210,215 earner Starlet Sky, by Skywalker. She sold for $16,000 at Keeneland’s 2009 November Breeding Stock Sale while carrying

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Cal-Bred Consistency Northern California Report by JERRY KLEIN on the racetrack with the Indian Charlie filly Tadita, who always toiled in claiming ranks while winning two races from eight starts. But as a broodmare, she has been blacktype and her third of three foals to gain that distinction looks like the best of them all. Racing for Hollendorfer, his wife Janet and their mainstay client Dr. George Todaro, Tadita’s latest offspring, Life is a Joy, took command from the opening bell of the Big Fresno Fair’s $67,400 Charlie Palmer Futurity at a mile on Oct. 5. The chestnut gelding then waltzed home just under 97 seconds later with his third straight win, posting a final winning margin of six lengths over the second-placed finisher, stablemate Hirschy. Jockey Leslie Mawing kept the winner well off the fence through the first turn after establishing his superiority just a few strides from the gate. Setting moderate fractions, including :47.85 for the half, he plowed that furrow around the Fresno oval, allowing Hirschy, winner of the $64,300 Cavonnier Juvinile Stakes at Santa Rosa in August, to mount a bid from the inside going into the far turn. But entering the final straight, Life is a Joy found another gear and galloped home in mid-strip as Hirschy faded. It was another 5 1/4 lengths back to El Sacrificio in third. An elated Mawing was singing the praises of his mount after he successfully passed his initial two-turn test. “I definitely want to stay with this horse,” he said. The winner joins full brother Life is a Rock, who finished third in the 2011 Robert Dupret Derby, and full sister Life is a Stone, third and second in the Campanile and Wine Country Stakes this summer, in earning addedmoney credentials. All three were sired by Globalize, the grade II-winning son of Summer Squall trained by Hollendorfer who stands at Victory Rose Thoroughbreds. Life is a Joy, the fifth stakes winner for his sire, remained unbeaten in three stats with earnings of $85,330.

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Larry and Marianne Williams’ crack three-year-old filly Marks Mine kept up her brilliant run of consistency when she grinded out a half-length victory over the 36-1 longshot Kitty Marie in the $63,750 Harvest Stakes at Stockton on Sept. 28. She has yet to be off the board in any of her 10 starts in Northern California, while this win at the San Joaquin County Fair was her third in a stakes race. While the outcome was expected, backers of the 2-5 favorite never felt confident due to the efforts of the runnerup, Shirley Ann Ragel’s homebred Stormin Fever filly whose best recent effort had been at a route on the turf. The pair hot-footed away from the rest of the field, Marks Mine from the outside stall and Kitty Marie from the rail, through a :44:53 half-mile. They entered the stretch side-by-side but Marks Mine asserted herself at the furlong pole, gradually edging away to the final winning margin, with Twitter Pie another five lengths further back in third. Final time was 1:09.48. Speaking of the second-placed horse, winning trainer Steve Specht said, “She scared the heck out of me. I didn’t think anybody would go with us that hard early. I wasn’t worried until the eighth pole when I saw she wasn’t giving way.” Specht was happy with rider Frank Alvarado’s decision to keep his mount relaxed until the stretch run. “Frank did the right thing,” he noted. “He took her back a little instead of pushing for the lead.” A bay daughter of Ballena Vista Farm’s Benchmark, Marks Mine boosted her record to 12-6-3-2, with earnings of $270,270. She is one of five winners bred by the Williamses out of the Capote mare Ermine Fever, a halfsister to the 1995 Kentucky Derby (grade I) runner-up Tejano Run. A Homebred Through And Through Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer didn’t have a lot of success

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by EMILY SHIELDS Acclamation was always a good California-bred, but a little over halfway through his career, he transcended “good” and became one of the greats. During five seasons of racing, Acclamation grew from a gutsy allowance horse to a six-time grade I winner, and became the 56th Cal-bred millionaire. Acclamation was foaled at E. W. “Bud” and Judy Johnston’s Old English Rancho in Sanger, California, on May 16, 2006. The bay colt was a third-generation homebred for the Johnston family, who bred him out of their unraced Silveyville mare Winning in Style, herself a daughter of the unraced Fleet Discovery mare Lady With Style. Johnston claims to have known early on that Acclamation was “the one;” he recalled seeing the bright bay son of Unusual Heat early in the breaking process and was transfixed. “I turned to my wife and said, “This is the horse I’ve been looking for my whole life—this is the one,’” Johnston remembered later. Although Winning in Style was a nice mare, there was no reason to think she’d produce one of the state’s greats. Her first two foals didn’t make it to the track, and only two of the next four won a race. In 2001, she produced five-time winner Strut Your Stuff, who finished third in the 2005 Cat’s Cradle Handicap at Hollywood Park en route to earnings of $233,137. Four years later came Always in Style, who earned $153,252 from two wins and runner-up finishes in

both the 2007 California Cup Juvenile Fillies and 2011 Las Madrinas Handicap. And then came Acclamation, who made his debut at Hollywood Park for the Johnstons and trainer Donald Warren on Nov. 9, 2008. He finished fifth in the 6 1/2-furlong, all-weather track contest after tugging early but being held back to close half-heartedly in the lane. He didn’t break his maiden until his third start, scoring by 1 1/4 lengths in a 1 1/16-mile grassy contest at the same Inglewood track on Dec. 21. From there, Acclamation was put away until July of his sophomore season. He finished third in his comeback, an allowance optional claiming event over a mile on the turf behind two royally bred rivals: the winner was Enriched, better known as Lava Man’s younger half-brother, while Nashoba Express, a half to the 2007 California Horse of the Year, Nashoba’s Key, finished second. Acclamation improved to miss by a half-length next out on the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s all-weather track, then put it all together with a 2 3/4-length score in a one-mile grass event at Del Mar on Aug. 8. After an unplaced effort in an allowamce race, he attempted stakes company for the first time in the grade II, $350,000 Del Mar Derby, and finished third, beaten less than a length for the victory. Continued on page 60

California-bred Acclamation, a 2006 son of the Golden State’s five-time leading sire Unusual Heat and the Silveyville mare Winning in Style, standing at stud at Bud and Judy Johnston’s Old English Rancho in Sanger on October 21, 2013.

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Cal-Bred Millionaires’ Row Cont’d. With only one exception, Acclamation would race exclusively in stakes for the remainder of his career. He finished second, beaten a length, on the Fairplex Park dirt in the $99,000 Ralph M. Hinds Invitational Handicap. After a disappointing seventh place effort behind fellow Cal-bred The Usual Q. T. in the Oak Tree Derby (grade II), Acclamation finished third in a tough 12-horse edition of the grade I, $300,000 Hollywood Derby at 75-1 odds. He completed his season at Santa Anita Park with another third against older rivals in the San Gabriel Handicap (grade II). At four, Acclamation would start nine times, showing flashes of brilliance in between bafflingly disappointing efforts. He was fifth, beaten 1 3/4 lengths, in the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes at Santa Anita, then was third in the Arcadia track’s $200,000 Strub Stakes (grade II) as a 21-1 shot. He found a mile too short when last in the grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile, but improved to be fourth in the 1 1/16-mile Inglewood Handicap (grade III). Paired with jockey Christian Santiago Reyes, Acclamation went to the post for the grade II, $150,000 Jim Murray Handicap on May 15, 2010. He was dismissed at 14-1, but something about the 1 1/2-mile distance triggered AcclaStarts

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mation’s best performance to date. Under Santiago Reyes’ guidance, the big bay strolled out to a 10-length lead early and never looked back, running his rivals off their feet in a staggering display of front-running dominance on the turf. Three weeks later, they were at it again; Acclamation led every step of the way to score his first grade I victory in the $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap at 1 1/4 miles. Unfortunately, Acclamation wasn’t able to take his show on the road: he finished last in the $760,000 BetFair/TVG United Nations Stakes, a grade I event at Monmouth Park in New Jersey, and when he returned to California, he could do no better than sixth in the Eddie Read Stakes (grade I). Acclamation went back on the shelf, and was away from the races from July of 2010 until March of 2011. After two more unplaced efforts, Acclamation returned to defend his Jim Murray Handicap title. He never lost again. Now partnered with Joel Rosario and competing for not only the Johnstons but also their daughter Mary and her husband Pete Hilvers, Acclamation scored a seven-length romp on May 14. With Rosario away, it was Joe Talamo who guided the colt to victory in his second straight Charles Whittingham on June 11, leading from start to finish to win by 3 1/2 lengths. A stunning gate-to-wire, 3 1/4-length victory in the grade I, Continued on page 62 2nd

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inducted into the California Hall of Fame on the same night, the Annual Awards Dinner hosted by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) proved to be a magical occasion for the family. Acclamation’s recovery continued well into 2012. Warren picked out the Inglewood Handicap (grade III) for the prized horse’s return, but he was scratched the day before the race. Without a prep, Acclamation resurfaced in his third consecutive Charles Whittingham on June 9. Without showing any signs of rust, he won again, capturing a rare grade I three-peat. In his final career start on July 21, Acclamation successfully defended his title in the Eddie Read by 2 3/4 lengths. He was riding a seven-race win streak into a hopeful repeat in the Pacific Classic, but days before the race, Acclamation was withdrawn due to a strained ligament. He returned to training in September with an eye on making either the Breeders’ Cup Classic or Turf, but in October, he was officially removed from the year-end championships for the second season in a row. After 11 wins, two seconds and six thirds in 30 starts, Acclamation was retired with earnings of $1,958,048. He now stands at his birthplace, Old English Rancho, for $20,000, and although there was talk of a return to training for a campaign in the fall of 2013, Acclamation has since been permanently retired and awaits his first crop of foals, to be born in 2014. Despite the early end to his racing career, Acclamation still had a few accolades to earn. In the 40 years of the California state awards, no horse had ever won the titles of Horse of the Year, Champion Older Male and Champion Turf Horse in consecutive years. Acclamation, with his two grade I wins in two tries, became the first to accomplish that feat, and his six total awards rank him alongside the likes of Lava Man (7), Snow Chief (6) and Best Pal (6). Although he is gone from the racetrack, Acclamation will have the chance to pass on his brilliance and versatility to his offspring. He won from one to 1 1/2 miles, ran admirably on all three surfaces, and competed against the best for three seasons. Although there have been 58 other Cal-bred millionaires, few left an impression like Acclamation.

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$300,000 Eddie Read Stakes over eventual dual grade I winner Jeranimo and fellow Cal-bred Caracortado at Del Mar on July 23, solidified Acclamation’s ascension to the top of the ranks of older males. To win races routing on the grass in California is one thing, but to capture national attention, Acclamation would have to do something outside of his comfort zone. With Rosario committed to race favorite Twirling Candy, Acclamation went to the post for Del Mar’s $1 million TVG Pacific Classic Stakes under new regular Patrick Valenzuela. The 10-furlong contest on the all-weather main track on Aug. 28, also drew the likes of grade I winners Game on Dude and Stately Victor and the grade I-placed Setsuko, and while Acclamation was supported at 4-1, there was a question surrounding his ability to win off the turf. He answered that question in style, staging a stretch duel with Twirling Candy to win by a head, while future Pacific Classic hero Game on Dude finished fourth. With the win, Acclamation became the sixth Cal-bred to capture the summer classic, and pushed his earnings over $1 million to $1,538,048. As his final prep for the Breeders’ Cup, he returned to the grass to win the grade II, $150,000 Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship Stakes at Santa Anita, but in a heartbreaking twist, injury would keep Acclamation from competing in the year-end World Championships. With longshot Drosselmeyer winning the Breeders’ Cup Classic and foreigner St. Nicholas Abbey (Ire) taking the Turf, his Eclipse Award hopes were kept alive. He ended up being named the country’s Eclipse Champion Older Male, but lost the Turf Horse award to three-time grade I winner Cape Blanco (Ire) and the Horse of the Year title to the filly Havre de Grace. Possibly even more gratifying was Acclamation’s sweep of California’s year-end awards. After being passed over by The Usual Q. T. in the Champion Older Male and Turf Horse categories in 2010, Acclamation swept both of those and the 2011 California Horse of the Year accolade. With Bud Johnston recovering from a heart attack and being

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Individual Style: Bred To Be A Champion

by JACKIE BARNES Gilbert Hemming Jr. didn’t know how lucky he was when his stakes-winning mare Fortunate Betty foaled a bay colt by Something Lucky at his ranch in Mettler, California, on April 15, 1991. As the youngster grew, Hemming, a former California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) director, was impressed by his toughness and intelligence. He had an inkling that this one was something special. Individual Style was owned by his breeder in partnership with Ron Penton and Jim Reynolds, and raced in the silks of First Cabin Stable. Under the watchful eye of veteran trainer Lin Wheeler, the colt trained forwardly toward his two-year-old debut. In his first racetrack appearance at Hollywood Park on June 18, 1993, he outclassed a field of eight other California-bred maiden claimers winning by 10 lengths going five furlongs in :57.54. Just over five weeks later, Individual Style made his stakes debut in the grade II, $102,600 Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes at six furlongs. The colt showed speed from the start, but tired at the wire to finish third to Ramblin Guy and Swift Walker. Indivudual Style’s reputation was growing as he then reeled off three wins in a row that began with 2 1/4-length allowance victory at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Aug. 19. His next two wins were both at Fairplex Park, in the $49,000 Beau Brummel Stakes on Sept. 17, and the $42,000 Gateway to Glory Stakes on Sept. 30. On Oct. 16, he faced old rivals Flying Sensation and graded stakes winner Creston in Santa Anita Park’s $100,000 Budweiser California Cup Juvenile Stakes at 1 1/16 miles. He took the lead from the start, but tired to finish third to these two sons of Flying Paster. Given nearly six weeks off, the colt closed out his juvenile

campaign on Nov. 26, in the grade III, $89,225 Hollywood Prevue Breeders Cup Stakes. Sent to post as the 6-5 favorite, Individual Style scored an easy 1 1/4-length victory over Egayant and Soul of the Matter. His final time was an excellent 1:21.17 for the seven-furlong trip. With a record of 7-5-0-2 and earnings of $158,600, Individual Style was voted the 1992 California Champion Two-Year-Male. He was ranked at 115 pounds on the Experimental Handicap to Eclipse Award winner Dehere at 126. At three, Indvidual Style won both the $110,050 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes at Santa Anita in January, and Hollywood Park’s $82,700 Harry Henson Stakes in June. At four, his only win was the last one of his career in the $54,550 Montclair Stakes at Golden Gate Fields. After six winless starts at five and six, he retired to stud in Washington for the 1998 breeding season. Individual Style relocated to Arizona in 2005, and currently stands at Jon Ray Ranch. A pair of his offspring, Barbie Q Style and Fort Bowie, just broke their maidens at Turf Paradise last month. Individual Style’s dam Fortunate Betty earned $53,875, both winning the Brentwood Stakes and placing second in the Beverly Hills Handicap at four. A sister to the eight-time stakes winner Macarthur Park, she was purchased by Hemming for $33,000 at Westerly Stud Farm’s complete dispersal of Old English Rancho’s racing stock in July of 1975. Her other six winners included Clear as Crystal, a stakes winner of $202,420 and the granddam of 2012 grade II winner Norvsky. A grade II winner of $269,875, Something Lucky also sired the black-type winners Always a Lady and Lucky’s First One. Individual Style’s final totals were 22-8-2-3 with earnings of $327,468. The talented champion lived up to all the dreams and expectations of Gil Hemming Jr., a truly lucky man.

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by HEATHER SMITH THOMAS Potomac Horse Fever is a sporadic and seasonal (most diarrhea or laminitis. In regions where there are a lot of cases appearing in the summer and fall) disease. It is tech- cases, most veterinarians start treating the horse for PHF nically known as equine monocytic ehrlichiosis, but just based on the fact it has a fever during the right time of because it was first documented in the Potomac River Val- year—which in our area is June through September or October. Those are the ley of Maryland in l979, months we see the most most horsemen know it cases. If we have a horse as Potomac Horse Fever who has unexplained (PHF). Since then, it fever and is depressed and has been diagnosed in not eating, we often start nearly every state, in treatment for PHF. It is every Canadian province, in Europe and in South always better to treat America. early rather than late,” This disease probasays Johnson. bly existed before 1979, “As the disease proand in other areas; “river gresses we start to see valley fever” and “Shasta diarrhea in some of these River crud” have been a horses; about 60 percent problem in Northern will develop diarrhea. California for a long Some of them won’t have time. Affected horses visible diarrhea. It’s an developed diarrhea, internal diarrhea in A horse suffering depression fever and usually died which the colon is unless treated with tetracyinflamed and losing fluid cline—the same drug currently used to treat horses with and electrolytes internally—but we are not seeing the PHF. It just happened that a virulent strain emerged in horse produce much diarrhea. The horse has all of the sysMaryland during 1979, temic inflammatory and gained attention responses that you see and a name. with severe diarrhea, but Signs Of The Disease not much external diarDr. Amy Johnson rhea,” she says. DVM, DACVIM (Large “The terrible aspect of Animal Internal Medithis disease is that it cine, New Bolton Center frequently causes laminitis— in Pennsylvania) says in about 25 percent of fever is the most consiscases. In my experience, tent sign, and it’s often a this is the major factor high fever. “We see temthat causes us to lose peratures that are 103 these horses. Most of degrees, on up to 105 them can get over the degrees. With fever, the diarrhea (with good suphorse is often depressed portive treatment and and goes off feed. Mild intravenous (IV) fluids), depression and relucbut if their feet are A horse with diarrhea tance to eat may be the severely compromised by only signs you’d see at first, and this should be a clue to laminitis we can’t always save them,” she explains. take the horse’s temperature,” she says. “I advise horse owners to take the horse’s temperature “The fever usually happens prior to development of Continued on page 70

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Down On The Farm Cont’d. if it ever goes off feed or acts depressed. If they live in an area where this disease has ever been reported, they should talk to their veterinarian and see if he/she thinks PHF might be a possibility during the time of year we tend to see it. Any time that’s not winter or early spring, we are generally thinking about this disease,” says Johnson. In terms of diagnosis, most veterinarians just go by the clinical signs, rather than wait for test results, but there is a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test available. “You can submit either a blood sample or fecal sample that could help confirm that it really is PHF as opposed to some other cause of diarrhea. It can look just like a clostridial or salmonella diarrhea. It is important for owners to try to figure out what is causing the problem, because both salmonella and clostridial diseases can be contagious from horse to horse, whereas PHF is not passed from horse to horse. You would want to know, especially if there is PHF in your area, because this might prompt you to vaccinate the other horses or at least keep

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an eye on them and their temperature—especially if it’s during summer when swarms of insects are present,” she says. Treatment “If PHF is suspected, most veterinarians administer oxytetracycline. The organism is very susceptible to this type of drug. Sometimes the oral form (doxycycline) is used. In our clinic, we generally reach for the IV formulation, since the horses we see often have Gastrointestinal (GI) issues. If the GI tract is not working properly, it can’t absorb the oral drug,” says Johnson. “A person must be a little careful in treating these horses, because if they do have diarrhea or the systemic inflammatory response syndrome they may be quite dehydrated. Oxytetracycline can be damaging to the kidneys, especially in a horse who’s dehydrated, so we frequently give IV fluids as well. When we treat cases that are caught really early on the farm—the first day that they go off feed and have a fever—we might get away with just giving the oxytetracycline IV for a few days without any other treatment, since the horse is not yet dehydrated,” she says. “Regarding the possibility of laminitis, we tend to be proactive in trying to prevent it, but laminitis is not always easy to prevent. The best situation is to treat the horse as early as possible with oxytetracyline and also put the horse in a deeply bedded stall with soft footing. We make sure these horses are as healthy as we can get them with IV fluids and some anti-inflammatory drugs, and try to ice their feet before they develop laminitis. We sometimes put supportive pads on their feet. The ice and supports may be more helpful with the type of laminitis that we see with severe colic cases and some of the other diarrheas, but we still do these things to try to prevent laminitis in PHF.” Prevention “Since snails are part of the life cycle in this disease, one Continued on page 72

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Down On The Farm Cont’d. of the ways horse owners might prevent PHF is to reduce snail populations in horse pastures. This can be tricky in some regions and climates, but eliminating areas of standing water can help. Another strategy would be to get rid of the carrier insects by using insect traps,” says Johnson. “There have been some interesting outbreaks where we think the insects that carry the organism were attracted to stable lights at night. There were outbreaks of PHF in the horses who had stalls closest to the stable lights,” she says. The flying insects were gathering there and falling into the horses’ feed and water. Vaccination against PHF isn’t as effective as some of

the other vaccines, because it was developed with the idea that the organism was being spread by biting flies (blood-borne disease) rather than something ingested. “There is no harm in using the vaccine; I haven’t seen very many horses who react adversely to the vaccine. But it is not 100 percent protective. We do think (and there is some research evidence to suggest this) that vaccinated horses may have somewhat less severe form of the disease if they do get it,” says Johnson. If this means that the horse might recover with less intensive treatment, or without developing laminitis, the vaccine would certainly be worth considering.

Cause The causative agent is a Rickettsial organism and was named Ehrlichia risticci for Miodrag Ristic, one of the researchers who identified it at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1984. It is now called Neorickettsia risticci. It belongs to the same family as the pathogens that cause Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, anaplasmosis and typhus (all spread by insects, fleas or ticks). It was assumed for nearly 20 years that Potomac Horse Fever (PHF), like those diseases, was transmitted by some kind of insect—one that is active from June through September (since these are the months when most horses get the disease) but no one was able to identify the actual culprit until the late 1990s. The disease appears most frequently in areas with flowing water. The Ohio River Valley has been another PHF hot spot for two decades. Once it appears, the disease tends to stay in an area. Most cases occur in river bottoms or areas with streams. This clue led a team of researchers at University of California, Davis, to establish a link between freshwater snails and the organism that causes PHF, in 1998. Ehrlichia organisms are usually transmitted by arthropods, but no one had ever been able to transmit PHF from horse to horse with ticks or flies. Scientists first suspected in 1994, that PHF had a link with water, when an Ohio State University molecular biologist established a genetic relationship between E. risticii and another type of bacteria which infects salmon and causes illness in dogs that eat infected fish. This theory was reinforced in 1997, when the UC-Davis research team discovered that PHF is the same disease as “Shasta River Crud,” which has affected horses for a long time near California’s Shasta and Klamath rivers. In 1998, the research team collected and tested snails in the Potomac River watershed in Maryland. At first they found only four snails who tested positive, out of 1,000 snails collected. Then, when the other gathered snails were sent to California and put into tanks to grow in warm water, they released a secretion containing tiny tadpole-shaped fluke larvae—which harbored bacteria genetically identical to some of the strains of E. risticii found in horses with PHF. The flukes are parasitic flatworms that spend part of their life cycle in snails. The researchers tried to discover how the tiny fluke larvae get into the horse—whether the horse has to drink them in

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water or picks them up directly through the skin (the larvae are free swimmers that can penetrate skin) or if an intermediate insect host is eaten by horses as they graze nearby pastures. One study showed that horses can acquire E. risticci by ingesting the tiny fluke larvae in infected intermediate hosts such as aquatic insects. The immature flukes have been found not only in snail secretions but also in caddisflies. These are small, moth-like insects with two pairs of wings, a soft body and long legs. The wormlike larva of this fly usually lives in fresh water, encased in a protective covering made of twigs, grains of sand and other debris cemented together with the larva’s secretions. The free-swimming larval stage of the fluke can penetrate the skin of an animal or the tissues of an aquatic insect such as the caddisfly larvae. The researchers theorized that horses could pick up the infection via skin penetration by fluke larvae when wading in water, by drinking water containing these larvae, or by eating or drinking an aquatic insect infected with larvae. To determine the route of infection in horses, test horses were challenged with infectious snail secretions and aquatic insects collected from a region in northern California where PHF commonly occurs. Two horses stood with their front feet in water containing infected fluke larvae, two horses drank water containing larvae, and six horses were fed various aquatic insects harboring E. risticii-infected larvae. The only horse in the study who was successfully infected was one who was fed mature caddisflies. The clinical signs and changes in the blood were consistent with PHF. The horse developed laminitis as well, which occurs in 25 to 40 percent of horses with PHF. E. risticii exists in nature in a complex aquatic ecosystem, and is probably transferred to horses when they accidentally eat insects such as caddisflies that contain the infected fluke larvae. One type of caddisfly, Dicosmoecus gilvipes, is widespread in the western mountain regions of North America and very abundant in the Shasta River. Mature caddisflies are present there from July to November—the same time of year that horses get PHF. Horses often eat insects along with their grass when grazing near water, or drink mature insects trapped on the water surface, or insects attracted to stable lights and falling into feed and water. Other types of insects may also be potential sources of infection.

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Leading Sires in California

Leading Sires by Number of Races Won

Leading Sires by Money Won Rank Sire Runners 1. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190 2. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . .111 3. Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . .115 4. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . .107 5. Eddington‡ . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 6. Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115 7. Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 8. Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 9. Southern Image . . . . . . . . . .82 10. Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . .59 11. Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 12. Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 13. Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 14. Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . .51 15. In Excess (Ire)* . . . . . . . . . . . .84 16. Unbridled Energy# . . . . . . . .83 17. Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 18. Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 19. Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . .85 20. Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . .68 21. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 22. Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 23. Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 24. Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 25. Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . .28 26. Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 27. Affirmative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 28. Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . .41 29. Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 30. Perfect Mandate* . . . . . . . . . 35 31. Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 32. Cee's Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 33. Popular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 34. Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . .70 35. Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 36. High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 37. Freespool† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 38. Tannersmyman . . . . . . . . . . . 41 39. Don’tsellmeshort . . . . . . . . . 27 40. Ten Most Wanted* . . . . . . . 32 41. Silic (Fr)* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 42. Momentum† . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 43. Grey Memo . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 44. Stormy Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 45. Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 46. Iron Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 47. Square Eddie . . . . . . . . . . . 8 48. Birdonthewire . . . . . . . . . . . 12 49. Peppered Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 50. Council Member . . . . . . . . . 19

Starts 922 591 746 664 677 704 476 585 536 354 259 417 332 247 466 486 381 180 493 379 227 137 233 191 154 266 143 230 347 185 190 197 192 377 53 253 246 230 174 178 121 200 139 203 59 117 21 74 129 85

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Races Won 156 84 136 96 101 107 78 89 84 49 33 47 62 33 69 67 51 34 68 37 29 31 38 30 30 47 15 20 33 37 23 31 26 33 11 32 42 37 19 12 14 24 18 27 13 24 5 3 16 13

Earnings $3,886,381 3,742,450 2,888,264 2,364,257 2,340,884 2,160,229 1,872,774 1,741,354 1,475,056 1,407,269 1,383,880 1,252,828 1,188,359 1,052,221 1,039,673 1,009,683 942,452 922,432 881,097 789,017 779,904 736,510 697,014 648,822 630,565 615,616 554,062 549,455 520,655 516,232 505,388 453,462 430,230 412,544 393,180 358,051 356,101 345,428 336,616 336,252 297,658 296,773 289,141 284,844 283,042 278,311 272,780 262,403 261,504 249,345

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

Runners

Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . 190 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . .115 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115 Eddington‡ . . . . . . . . . . .124 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . 111 Southern Image . . . . . . . . 82 Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 In Excess (Ire)* . . . . . . . . . 84 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . 85 Unbridled Energy# . . . . . . 83 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . 78 Good Journey . . . . . . . . . 59 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Freespool† . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . 68 Perfect Mandate* . . . . . . .35 Tannersmyman . . . . . . . . . 41

Starts

Races Won

Earnings

922 746 704 677 664 585 591 536 476 466 493 486 332 381 354 417 266 246 233 379 185 230

156 136 107 101 96 89 84 84 78 69 68 67 62 51 49 47 47 42 38 37 37 37

3,886,381 2,888,264 2,160,229 2,340,884 2,364,257 1,741,354 3,742,450 1,475,056 1,872,774 1,039,673 881,097 1,009,683 1,188,359 942,452 1,407,269 1,252,828 615,616 356,101 697,014 789,017 516,232 345,428

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

Rank Sire Runners 1. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . .111 2. Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 3. Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 4. Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 5. Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . .115 6. Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 7. Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . 59 8. Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . 28 9. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . .107 10. Birdonthewire . . . . . . . . . . .12 11. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 12. Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . .51 13. Affirmative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 14. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . .190 15. Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 16. Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 17. Anziyan Royalty . . . . . . . . . 12 18. Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 19. Eddington‡ . . . . . . . . . . . .124 20. Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115

Races Won 84 11 33 31 136 34 49 30 96 3 29 33 15 156 13 62 11 78 101 107

Earnings $3,742,450 393,180 1,383,880 736,510 2,888,264 922,432 1,407,269 630,565 2,364,257 262,403 779,904 1,052,221 554,062 3,886,381 283,042 1,188,359 240,754 1,872,774 2,340,884 2,160,229

Average Earnings/ Runner $33,716 30,245 28,242 27,278 25,115 24,931 23,852 22,520 22,096 21,867 21,078 20,632 20,521 20,455 20,217 20,142 20,063 18,917 18,878 18,785

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Leading Sires by Number of Winners Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9. 10. 11. 13. 14. 16. 17. 18. 20.

Runners

Tribal Rule .........................190 Ministers Wild Cat............ 115 Eddington‡........................124 Kafwain .............................115 Benchmark....................... 107 Unusual Heat ....................111 Old Topper ......................... 98 Southern Image.................. 82 Unbridled Energy# ............ 83 Bertrando† ......................... 99 In Excess (Ire)*.................... 84 Swiss Yodeler..................... 85 Decarchy ............................ 83 Salt Lake* ........................... 59 Marino Marini ......................78 Good Journey .....................59 Stormin Fever..................... 68 Heatseeker (Ire) .................. 51 Rocky Bar .......................... 52 Freespool† ......................... 42

Races Won

93 73 67 63 59 54 54 51 44 43 42 42 38 35 35 28 27 25 25 24

156 136 101 107 96 84 89 84 67 78 69 68 47 62 51 49 37 33 47 42

(Minimum 100 Starts Lifetime) Earnings $3,886,381 2,888,264 2,340,884 2,160,229 2,364,257 3,742,450 1,741,354 1,475,056 1,009,683 1,872,774 1,039,673 881,097 1,252,828 1,188,359 942,452 1,407,269 789,017 1,052,221 615,616 356,101

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 ............ 79 Tribal Rule ................. 66 Tizbud ....................... 25 Good Journey ........... 35 Heatseeker (Ire)......... 31 Ministers Wild Cat...... 27 Decarchy.................... 42 Eddington‡ ............... 50 Atticus....................... 21 Bertrando†..................30 Old Topper ..................20 Benchmark............... 25 Suances (GB) ............ 12 In Excess (Ire)* ........... 22 Kafwain ..................... 28 Affirmative...................16 Vronsky .................... 17 Southern Image ........ 26 Popular ...................... 10 Perfect Mandate* ........10

302 154 67 128 87 68 99 109 65 73 43 62 46 60 66 42 38 68 24 23

31 11 8 13 14 12 8 10 8 7 5 6 6 5 5 4 3 6 1 4

50 14 12 17 15 15 8 12 13 8 9 8 12 9 5 5 4 6 2 6

Earnings $2,623,341 1,128,002 725,396 710,843 592,621 453,117 440,415 404,924 401,098 394,524 357,521 348,379 320,919 314,443 281,286 262,934 246,628 206,491 194,250 182,709

Leading Sires by Median Earnings Per Runner

Leading Sires by Average Earnings Per Start

(Minimum 10 Runners)

(Minimum 100 Starts)

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

Winners

Leading Sires by Turf Earnings

Runners

Anziyan Royalty................ 12 Southern Image................. 82 Cyclotron........................... 14 Good Journey ................... 59 Unusual Heat................... 111 Cindago* ........................... 27 Lucky Pulpit .......................37 Heatseeker (Ire) ................. 51 Atticus ................................42 Iron Cat ............................. 20 Birdonthewire .................... 12 Trapper .............................. 12 Ministers Wild Cat ............115 Bedford Falls ..................... 11 Kafwain ........................... 115 Tribal Rule ....................... 190 Vronsky.............................. 37 Western Fame*................. 14 Lucky J. H. ........................ 13 Unbridled Energy# ............83

Races Won 11 84 13 49 84 31 29 33 38 24 3 15 136 10 107 156 34 23 11 67

Median Earnings/ Earnings Runner $240,754 1,475,056 283,042 1,407,269 3,742,450 736,510 779,904 1,052,221 697,014 278,311 262,403 158,339 2,888,264 172,555 2,160,229 3,886,381 922,432 237,845 393,180 1,009,683

$16,030 13,649 13,399 12,797 12,640 12,146 12,017 11,715 11,475 11,315 10,515 10,503 9,927 9,662 9,189 9,160 9,050 8,890 8,729 8,645

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 Cindago* ..........................27 Tizbud ..............................49 Vronsky ............................37 Heatseeker (Ire) ................51 Tribal Rule ......................190 Suances (GB) ...................28 Good Journey ..................59 Bertrando† .......................99 Affirmative ........................27 Ministers Wild Cat..........115 Salt Lake* .........................59 Benchmark.....................107 Eddington‡.....................124 Lucky Pulpit ................... 37 Game Plan ..................... 36 Kafwain ..........................115 Decarchy ......................... 83 Atticus ............................. 42 Old Topper ..................... 98

Starts

Earnings

Average Earnings/ Start

591 137 259 180 247 922 154 354 476 143 746 332 664 677 227 191 704 417 233 585

$3,742,450 736,510 1,383,880 922,432 1,052,221 3,886,381 630,565 1,407,269 1,872,774 554,062 2,888,264 1,188,359 2,364,257 2,340,884 779,904 648,822 2,160,229 1,252,828 697,014 1,741,354

$6,332 5,376 5,343 5,125 4,260 4,215 4,095 3,975 3,934 3,875 3,872 3,579 3,561 3,458 3,436 3,397 3,069 3,004 2,991 2,977

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

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Stakes Winners

Graded Stakes Winners

Progeny Earnings

Average Earnings Index

Comparable Index

1. Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureye 13 48 626 449-72% 321-51% 41-7% 42-7% 10-2% $40,266,080 2.14 1.24 2. Cindago*, 2003, by Indian Charlie 4 16 63 35-56% 26-41% 5-8% 2-3% 0-0% $1,614,481 1.64 1.39 3. Cee's Tizzy†, 1987, by Relaunch 21 35 733 522-71% 381-52% 59-8% 39-5% 9-1% $37,175,529 1.62 1.15 4. In Excess (Ire)*, 1987, by Siberian Express 18 55 986 732-74% 542-55% 116-12% 63-6% 11-1% $44,903,552 1.58 1.40 5. Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit 4 23 91 54-59% 44-48% 18-20% 4-4% 0-0% $3,042,001 1.57 1.18 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig 6 19 114 58-51% 35-31% 6-5% 4-4% 1-1% $3,224,881 1.57 1.15 7. Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev 8 61 487 223-46% 123-25% 15-3% 8-2% 4-1% $10,163,681 1.42 1.01 8. Salt Lake*, 1989, by Deputy Minister 18 70 1,259 1,044-83% 840-67% 246-20% 77-6% 25-2% $62,457,737 1.41 1.40 9. Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat 8 66 529 360-68% 246-47% 94-18% 33-6% 4-1% $18,696,745 1.36 1.17 10. Bertrando†, 1989, by Skywalker 17 61 1,043 784-75% 539-52% 122-12% 58-6% 14-1% $44,880,349 1.35 1.51 11. One Man Army, 1994, by Roman Diplomat 8 9 74 47-64% 30-41% 2-3% 4-5% 1-1% $2,631,141 1.33 0.93 12. Birdonthewire, 1989, by Proud Birdie 16 16 263 190-72% 135-51% 39-15% 10-4% 1-0% $12,025,159 1.30 1.36 13. Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar 12 57 683 513-75% 391-57% 102-15% 40-6% 10-1% $29,426,051 1.25 1.13 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image 5 96 479 283-59% 181-38% 41-9% 6-1% 2-0% $12,594,037 1.25 1.34 15. Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest 3 31 94 61-65% 27-29% 12-13% 2-2% 1-1% $2,062,455 1.22 0.76 16. Eddington‡, 2001, by Unbridled 5 65 323 246-76% 176-54% 47-15% 5-2% 3-1% $10,920,067 1.21 1.60 17. Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat 11 62 679 491-72% 348-51% 110-16% 30-4% 12-2% $27,038,757 1.19 1.40 18. Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy 6 24 145 89-61% 49-34% 9-6% 4-3% 1-1% $3,365,923 1.17 0.94 19. Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run 7 65 453 340-75% 248-55% 81-18% 21-5% 5-1% $15,355,668 1.15 1.29 20. Affirmative, 1999, by Unbridled 6 14 86 41-48% 23-27% 4-5% 2-2% 0-0% $1,454,779 1.10 0.79 Olympio*, 1988, by Naskra 18 29 517 403-78% 297-57% 61-12% 30-6% 4-1% $19,176,070 1.10 1.29 22. Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 5 48 242 192-79% 134-55% 33-14% 14-6% 2-1% $7,936,562 1.08 0.97 23. Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado 6 13 76 56-74% 43-57% 15-20% 2-3% 1-1% $2,639,886 1.07 0.95 Robannier, 1991, by Batonnier 14 7 104 68-65% 40-38% 8-8% 3-3% 0-0% $3,000,125 1.07 1.03 25. Atticus, 1992, by Nureyev 13 34 445 331-74% 199-45% 39-9% 14-3% 5-1% $13,991,722 1.06 1.45 Heatseeker (Ire), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 2 46 91 53-58% 32-35% 14-15% 1-1% 0-0% $1,467,633 1.06 1.58 27. Snow Chief*, 1983, by Reflected Glory 22 12 272 187-69% 113-42% 27-10% 9-3% 1-0% $5,683,676 1.05 1.29 28. Kelly Kip†, 1994, by Kipper Kelly 10 11 111 87-78% 73-66% 16-14% 2-2% 1-1% $4,383,294 1.04 1.02 Suances (GB), 1997, by Most Welcome (GB) 6 18 110 54-49% 33-30% 4-4% 1-1% 0-0% $2,084,458 1.04 1.11 30. High Brite*, 1984, by Best Turn 22 43 935 731-78% 593-63% 145-16% 46-5% 9-1% $36,224,234 1.03 1.17 31. Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (Ire) 6 17 102 71-70% 56-55% 20-20% 13-13% 1-1% $3,062,038 1.02 0.79 Siberian Summer*, 1989, by Siberian Express 12 34 402 300-75% 211-52% 28-7% 14-3% 4-1% $12,786,581 1.02 0.88 Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo 12 59 712 541-76% 383-54% 157-22% 27-4% 2-0% $25,399,387 1.02 1.08 34. Silic (Fr)*, 1995, by Sillery 9 18 159 118-74% 76-48% 11-7% 2-1% 1-1% $7,390,207 0.98 0.92 35. Unbridled Energy#, 2002, by Unbridled’s Song 4 52 206 131-64% 85-41% 18-9% 4-2% 0-0% $4,315,961 0.97 1.19 36. Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time 10 50 498 399-80% 307-62% 108-22% 22-4% 0-0% $17,625,417 0.96 0.86 37. Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View 7 42 297 204-69% 133-45% 37-12% 7-2% 1-0% $7,961,965 0.95 0.98 38. Lake George, 1992, by Vice Regent 14 12 162 103-64% 61-38% 10-6% 6-4% 1-1% $4,225,204 0.94 1.02 39. Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat 6 44 263 178-68% 124-47% 31-12% 7-3% 0-0% $6,488,204 0.92 1.00 Perfect Mandate*, 1996, by Gone West 10 30 298 170-57% 110-37% 18-6% 12-4% 0-0% $6,543,218 0.92 1.24 41. Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat 11 41 447 368-82% 263-59% 75-17% 20-4% 2-0% $17,521,182 0.90 1.08 42. Western Fame*, 1992, by Gone West 12 24 288 190-66% 140-49% 45-16% 14-5% 0-0% $7,686,587 0.89 0.83 43. Epic Honor, 1996, by Honor Grades 9 8 70 49-70% 38-54% 6-9% 1-1% 0-0% $2,210,264 0.86 0.72 Iron Cat, 1995, by Storm Cat 12 12 144 109-76% 90-63% 8-6% 6-4% 0-0% $3,856,656 0.86 0.97 45. Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig 14 30 424 313-74% 245-58% 56-13% 23-5% 2-0% $13,118,631 0.85 0.80 Latin American†, 1988, by Riverman 16 20 313 209-67% 136-43% 28-9% 6-2% 2-1% $6,587,487 0.85 1.09 47. Globalize, 1997, by Summer Squall 9 18 159 109-69% 81-51% 30-19% 5-3% 0-0% $3,903,258 0.80 0.79 Thisnearlywasmine*, 1994, by Capote 9 8 73 45-62% 31-42% 5-7% 0-0% 0-0% $1,487,221 0.80 0.72 49. Sought After, 2000, by Seeking the Gold 8 12 94 54-57% 35-37% 12-13% 1-1% 0-0% $1,527,364 0.79 0.87 50. Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom 11 27 302 224-74% 163-54% 36-12% 12-4% 1-0% $7,857,726 0.78 1.18 Skimming, Nureyev . 219-69%147-46% These statistics1996, are forbyactive California-based sires with a minimum of 50 foals of racing age, ranked here by lifetime Average Earnings Index (AEI). The statistics contained in840. these317 rankings are compiled by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc (TJCIS). While every effort is made to prevent errors and omissions, California Thoroughbred cannot guarantee their complete and total accuracy. A dagger (†) indicates that a stallion has been pensioned, an asterisk (*) that he has died, a dot (•) that he is now standing elsewhere, a number sign (#) that he did not stand in California in 2012 but is standing in the state in 2013, a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2013 but will stand in the state in 2014 and In bold that he is a freshman sire. In all cases, a sire will remain in the rankings until the year after his last California foals are two-year-olds. Statistics cover racing in North America (US, Canada and Puerto Rico), England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) only Percentages are based upon number of foals of racing age.

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Leading Two-Year-Old Sires in California

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

Runners

Starts

Races Won

54 24 21 15 58 40 68 35 22 22 10 36 26 22 20 10 12 25 13 24 30 27 3 23 12

13 2 5 4 5 7 4 4 4 2 4 2 4 1 4 2 2 3 1 2 4 3 3 4 2

1. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 2. Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 3. Square Eddie . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4. Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 5. Time to Get Even . . . . . . . .16 6. Dixie Chatter . . . . . . . . . . . 20 7. Bushwacker . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 8. Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . .14 9. Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 10. Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 11. Don'tsellmeshort . . . . . . . . . 3 12. Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . 9 13. Papa Clem . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 14. Desert Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 15. Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 16. Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . 4 17. Roi Charmant . . . . . . . . . . . 4 18. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 19. Birdonthewire . . . . . . . . . . . 3 20. Southern Image . . . . . . . . . . 7 21. Eddington‡ . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 22. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 23. Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 24. Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . .11 25. Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Earnings $386,748 300,620 272,780 212,875 197,860 189,977 165,325 151,138 151,110 149,116 147,328 146,012 142,424 139,121 135,192 134,450 124,459 120,635 114,660 103,320 95,805 88,696 85,330 79,898 72,090

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

Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Square Eddie . . . . . . . . 8 Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . 11 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . .6 Desert Code . . . . . . . . . 7 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . 20 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . 9 Awesome Gambler . . . . 9 Southern Image . . . . . . . 7 Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Papa Clem . . . . . . . . . . 11 Time to Get Even . . . . 16 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . 14

Races Won

Earned

Average Earnings/ Runner

4 5 2 3 1 13 4 4 2 2 2 2 4 5 4

$212,875 272,780 300,620 120,635 139,121 386,748 135,192 151,110 149,116 146,012 103,320 72,090 142,424 197,860 151,138

$35,479 34,098 27,329 20,106 19,874 19,337 19,313 16,790 16,568 16,224 14,760 14,418 12,948 12,366 10,796

LUCKY J. H. (HARRIS FARMS ) Leading Two-Year-Old Sire in California by Average Earnings Per Runner through October 6, 2013.

Leading Sires Of Two-Year-Olds by Number of Winners Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4.

Runners

Tribal Rule ........................ 20 Dixie Chatter .................. 20 Time to Get Even .......... 16 Bushwacker .................. 17 Swiss Yodeler ..................14 Decarchy .......................... 7 Eddington‡ .................... 13 8. Square Eddie .................... 8 Lucky J. H. ........................ 6 Kafwain ............................ 9 Papa Clem ...................... 11 Unusual Heat .................. 13 Heatseeker (Ire)................ 11 Benchmark ...................... 6 Idiot Proof........................ 5 16. Stormin Fever .................... 9 Don’tsellmeshort .............. 3 Awesome Gambler ............ 9 Roi Charmant .................. 4 Lucky Pulpit ...................... 6 Southern Image ................ 7 Cindago* .......................... 5 Vronsky ............................ 7 Unbridled Energy# ............ 9 Rocky Bar ........................ 7 Surf Cat.............................. 6 Jet West* .......................... 2

Winners

Races Won

Earnings

9 6 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

13 7 5 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 2 4 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

$386,748 189,977 197,860 165,325 151,138 135,192 95,805 272,780 212,875 151,110 142,424 88,696 79,898 55,737 35,543 149,116 147,328 146,012 124,459 120,635 103,320 72,090 60,031 57,748 56,415 46,317 18,457

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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2013 AND 2014 REGIONAL RACE MEETINGS Santa Anita Park, Arcadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 27-Nov. 3 Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 17-Dec. 22 Betfair Hollywood Park, Inglewood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov. 7-Dec. 22 Santa Anita Park, Arcadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec. 26-July 2, 2014 Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec. 26-July 15, 2014 Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 3-13, 2014 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 16-Sept. 3, 2014 Barretts Race Meet at Fairplex, Fairplex Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 4-23, 2014 Santa Anita Park, Arcadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 25-Nov. 2, 2014 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov. 5-Dec. 3, 2014 Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec. 4-21, 2014

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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 Mile (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Gr. I) . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/4 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,500,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . .1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (Gr. I) . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,000,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .abt 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Damascus Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Juvenile Turf Sprint Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .abt 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Goldikova Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 Moccasin Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Golden Nugget Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Hollywood Prevue Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Sharp Cat Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Oakland Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Cat’s Cradle Handicap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . .7 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Real Quiet Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 On Trust Handicap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . .7 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Vernon O. Underwood Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Citation Handicap (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 Berkeley Handicap Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Miesque Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Generous Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Golden Gate Debutante Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000

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Hollywood Derby (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/4 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$250,000 Matriarch Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 Hollywood Starlet Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500,000 Bayakoa Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 Gold Rush Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000 Hollywood Turf Expess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 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 Native Diver Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Playa Del Rey Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Soviet Problem Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000 King Glorious Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200,000

2014 REGIONAL SALE DATES January 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts Sales & Racing January Mixed Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Early entries close November 1, entries close November 15 & supplemental entries close January 13, 2014) March 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts Sales & Racing March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training: Training Preview on February 28, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Nominations close October 25) May 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts Sales & Racing May Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training: Training Preview on May 9, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries close March 26, 2014) July 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts Sales & Racing Paddock Sale at Del Mar of “Race Ready” Horses of Racing Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries close June 4, 2014) October 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts Sales & Racing October Yearling Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Nominations close April 18, 2014)

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

It Pays To Be Cal-Bred

SANTA ANITA PARK Friday, November 1

Friday, November 1

$100,000 Golden State Juvenile Stakes Two-Year-Olds 1 Mile

$100,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies Stakes Two-Year-Old Fillies 1 Mile

BETFAIR HOLLYWOOD PARK

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Sunday, November 24

$100,000 Cat’s Cradle Handicap Three-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares 7 1/2 Furlongs

$100,000 On Trust Handicap Three-Year-Olds & Up 7 1/2 Furlongs

Saturday, December 21

Sunday, December 22

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

$200,000 King Glorious Stakes Two-Year-Olds 7 Furlongs

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CALIFORNIA-BRED/CALIFORNIA-SIRED STAKES RACES FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1 $200,000 GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE 2YO, 1 MILE Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, Calif.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1 $200,000 GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE FILLIES 2YO FILLIES, 1 MILE Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, Calif.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 $100,000 CAT’S CRADLE HANDICAP 3YO & UP, FILLIES & MARES, 7 1/2 FURLONGS Hollywood Park, Inglewood, Calif.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 $100,000 ON TRUST HANDICAP 3YO & UP, 7 1/2 FURLONGS Hollywood Park, Inglewood, Calif.

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1 BARRETTS EQUINE LIMITED 2014 JANUARY MIXED SALE EARLY ENTRY CLOSING DATE Hinds Pavilion (Fairplex), Pomona, Calif.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 BARRETTS EQUINE LIMITED 2014 JANUARY MIXED SALE ENTRY CLOSING DATE Hinds Pavilion (Fairplex), Pomona, Calif.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD (CHRB) MONTHLY BOARD MEETING Betfair Hollywood Park, Inglewood, Calif.

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

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DEPUTY TOMBE, DAM OF HE BE FIRE N ICE 8 starts this year 4 wins and 2 seconds, earnings of $277,000 in 2013, winner of the California Dreamin Hcp. 2nd in the G2 Del Mar Mile Hcp. by 1/2 a length, and 2nd in the G2 City of Hope Mile Stakes. In-foal to Pure Thrill. Call Pat PH 208 941 5579

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$36 A DAY Breaking and Training the easy and fast way. All-Weather Track • Starting Gate Covered Round Pen • Hot Walker Bring us your young horse! 10 years of track experience DAEHLING RANCH 916-685-4965 E-mail: daehlingranch@hotmail.com www.daehlingranch.com

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LIVERMORE 23 +/-ACRE RANCH. Plus you can lease adjoining 50 acres of pasture for $50 a month. Three bedroom 2 bath home. Plus separate apt. Two barns, indoor and outdoor arena. Huge workshop and a Hay barn for 300 +/bales. Property is 30 minutes from Pleasanton. Priced at $800,000. Agent ROBINS RANCHES 925-550-2383

THOROUGHBRED FOR SALE STREET CRY MARE out of a The Minstrel dam, last bred 5-27-2013 to Slew's Tiznow, believed to be pregnant. Irish River/Mr. Prospector pedigree mare in-foal to The Pamplemousse, last bred 4-20-13 believed to be pregnant. Inquires to Bob: 916-434-9932 or rmccabe@surewest.net

BUSINESS CARDS RANDY CUDDY HORSE TRANSPORTATION Specializing in the Transportation of Mares, Foals, Weanlings, and Yearlings in Southern and Northern California Air Ride Equipped Van for the safety and comfort of your horse Cell 760 885 9839 - Fax 760 247 2048 10631 Chipmunk Rd. Apple Valley, CA 92308

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Index to Advertisers & Stallions Advertised

ADVERTISERS Ballena Vista Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC, 8, 9 Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms,LP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41, 45, 47 Cal-Bred Maiden Bonus Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 California Thoroughbred Weekly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Cardiff, Suzanne, Pedigree Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Cole Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 CTBA Christmas Gift Subscription . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 CTBA Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 CTBA Stallion Season Auction (PAC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 CTBA Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Daehling Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59, 81 Dickson Podley Realtors (Jeannie Garr Roddy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 E.A. Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Farrell Jones Layup Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Fruitful Acres Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Golden State Stakes Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52, 53 Harris Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Laurel Fowler Insurance Broker Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Legacy Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5, 13

Lillian Nichols/Halters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Los Laureles Training and Equine Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Lovacres Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34, 35, 37 Magali Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12, 15, 17 Milky Way Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 NTRA /John Deere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Odyssey Performance Premium Horse Exerciser . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Paradise Road Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Premier Thoroughbreds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC Rancho San Miguel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28, 29 Rancho Temescal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Randy Cuddy Horse Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Ridgeley Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Special T.Thoroughbreds Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32, 55 State Farm Insurance-Sue Hubbard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 The Jockey Club Information Systems,Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Tranquility Farm Stallion Season Auction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Victory Rose Thoroughbreds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56, 57 www.horselawyers.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82

STALLIONS Affirmative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Anziyan Royalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Beau Genius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9, OBC Blake's Passion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Bold Chieftain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Bonnrita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Bushwacker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Calimonco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9, OBC Champ Pegasus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Chattahoochee War . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Coil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15, 17 Comic Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Congo King . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Del Mar Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Desert Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Dixie Chatter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9, OBC Eddington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9, OBC Empire Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

Gotham City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Grace Upon Grace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Hidden Blessing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Idiot Proof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Impeachment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Indian Evening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Lightnin N Thunder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Make Music For Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Many Rivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Monsajem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Mr. Broad Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Onebadshark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Peppered Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Prime Timber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Rendezvous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Roi Charmant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 12

Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Sierra Sunset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC Slew’s Tiznow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Smiling Tiger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC Sought After . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Soul of the Matter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Southern Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Storm Wolf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Stormy Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Sundarban . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Sway Away . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Tenga Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 The Pamplemousse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Thorn Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Time To Get Even . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9, OBC Twice The Appeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC Uh Oh Bango . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Ultimate Eagle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC World Renowned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, AND CIRCULATION Act of Aug. 12, 1970; Section 3685, Title 39, United States Code). 1. Title of Publication: California Thoroughbred 2. Publication No. 1092-7328 3. Date of Filing: 09-30-2013 4. Frequency of Issue: Monthly. 5. Number of issues published annually: 12 6. Annual subscription price: $55 7. Location of known office of publication: 201 Colorado Pl., Arcadia, Calif. 91007 (P.O. Box 60018). 8. Location of the headquarters or general business offices of the publication (not printers): 201 Colorado Pl., Arcadia, Calif. 91007 (P.O. Box 60018). 9. Names and addresses of publisher: California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, 201 Colorado Pl., Arcadia, Calif. 91066-6018. Managing Editor: Rudi Groothedde, 201 Colorado Pl., Arcadia, Calif. 91066-6018.

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10. Owner: California Thoroughbred Breeders Association 201 Colorado Pl., Arcadia, Calif. 91066-6018. (A non-profit organization) 11. Known bondholders, mortgages, and other security holders owning or holding one percent or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages, or other securities: NONE. 12. For completion by non-profit organizations authorized to mail at special rates (Section 132.122, Postal Manual): The purpose, function, and non-profit status of this organization and the exempt status for Federal income tax purposes have not changed during the preceding 12 months. 13. Extent and nature of circulation: A. Total number of copies printed: 1,483 B. Paid circulation: 1) Sales through dealers and carriers, street vendors, and counter sales: 16; 2) mail subscriptions: 968.

C. Total paid circulation: 984 D. Free distribution by mail (Samples, Complimentary, and Other Free): 315 E. Free distribution outside the mail (carriers or other means): 163 F. Free distribution (Sum of D and E): 478 G. Total distribution (Sum of C and F): 1,462 H. Office use, left-over, unaccounted, spoiled after printing: 21 I. Total (Sum of G and H should equal net press run shown in A): 1,483. I certify that the statements made by me above are correct and complete. JAMES MURPHY (Chief Financial Officer)

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Jerry & “Diver,” A Tandem For The Ages

by KEN SNYDER Fifty years ago, a quiet Kansan and an incredible horse teamed up to make racing history. Four, all-too-short years later, Jerry Lambert and Native Diver had put together a record to rival any horse and jockey tandem in history: 23 stakes victories, an astounding win percentage together of more than 50 percent, and three straight Hollywood Gold Cup victories from 1965 to 1967. His first ride on “Diver,” in October of 1963, was memorable for Lambert for more than both the win in the $10,875 Westlake Handicap at Tanforan in San Francisco and the launch of an incredible collaboration. While Diver, then a fouryear-old and already the winner of eight stakes races at two, three and four, could blow away competitors, he was also known to blow turns. “The same day I rode Native Diver I got my draft notice from the army. I said to myself, ‘Ain’t this nice. Not only will this horse probably kill me runnin’ through the outside fence over here in this first turn, but now I gotta’ go to the Army,’” he recalled. Lambert had witnessed first-hand both unusual behavior matched by equally unusual ability by Diver only months before. “The first time I saw him run, Ralph Neves was riding him at Del Mar, and there was another horse in the race called Crazy Kid.” He explained that Diver and Crazy Kid immediately engaged in a speed duel that literally put them out of sight of the rest of the field. “I turned down the backside. Native Diver was on the outside fence and Crazy Kid was in the middle of the racetrack.” According to Lambert, what happened next and how the race ended is both mindboggling and telling of just how good Diver was: “I got almost to him and he saw me coming and took off again. He blew the second turn and still beat me by lengths.”

Jerry Lambert—1971 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award

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Lambert’s first ride on Diver may have unlocked a secret to his prior unexpected forays to the outside rail and the blown turns by this son of Imbros out of Devil Diver, by Count Fleet. As another horse from the outside came over to them going into the first turn, Diver ran over the heels of the horse and was heading for the outside fence. “I, thought, ‘Well, here we go.’” Resignation to disaster, however, was replaced by the kind of quick thinking that earned Lambert’s rides more than $20 million in a stellar career based almost entirely in California. “I felt the horse change the front lead, but he didn’t change behind. So instead of cocking his head in, I cocked it out to make him switch behind.” Diver then ran the first turn with speed Lambert equated, with cowboy candor, to, shall we say, the digestive speed of a goose. Helping Diver change leads wasn’t all Lambert learned in his remarkable career with this amazing horse. “I quit whippin’ on him and that satisfied him. And he didn’t like anybody moving around on him.” When “sat down” (suspended), Lambert, known for his film study of races, noted how other riders couldn’t force themselves to let him run because of phenomenal early fractions. “But if you took a hold of him, you’d piss him off and he’d quit.” “Other riders” included the likes of Willie Shoemaker, Johnny Longden and Milo Valenzeula. For all of his success aboard Diver, his enviable earnings, and the 1971 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, Lambert has not yet joined his famous mount in the Hall of Fame, an oversight probably due to his by-passing the Triple Crown races in the East, which influence those selections. Lambert said, “I never was in business for glory. It’s all about winning”. . .and making history like perhaps no other horse and rider in Thoroughbred racing.

Native Diver—1967 Hollywood Gold Cup

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CALIForNIA WELCoMES MILLIoNAIrE AND ThrEE-TIME GI WINNEr

SMILING TIGEr!!

• A versatile racehorse that raced from the age of two to six, winning at distances from four to seven furlongs, he amassed $1,480,704 in earnings. • he was in the money 16 of 20 Graded Stakes including GI-Ancient Title Stakes defeating Breeders' Cup Sprint winner DANCING IN SILKS, GI Bing Crosby Stakes and a 3 ¼-length victory in the GI Triple Bend handicap, defeating Breeders Cup Sprint winner AMAZoMBIE. • Throughout his career he defeated some of the best in his class, including CoNCorD PoINT, CArACorTADo, PrIVATE ZoNE, CoMMA To ThE ToP, JIMMY CrEED, FAST BuLLET, JuSTIN PhILLIP, CoIL, WISE DAN, WArrIor’S rEWArD & KINSALE KING. • By hoLD ThAT TIGEr out of the stakes-winning CAhILL roAD mare ShANDrA SMILES • SMILING TIGEr will stand for the 2014 breeding season at a fee of $5,000.

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Sierra Sunset

Twice The Appeal

Sway Away

Bertrando—Toot Sweet, by Pirate’s Bounty Fee: $2,500 LF Won the GII rebel Stakes at oaklawn Park, California Cup Juvenile Stakes, and the Alamedan handicap at 1 1/16 miles (101 Beyer). Defeated two-time Cal Cup Classic winner BoLD ChIEFTAIN and multiple GIII winner AuTISM AWArENESS. From the female family of GI Belmont Stakes winner DA’ TArA and dual Classic-Placed winner DENIS oF CorK.

Successful Appeal—Double Boarded, by Cormorant Fee: $1,500 Won the $800,000, Sunland Derby (GIII) by 1 ½ lengths defeating Graded Stakes winner and ClassicPlaced ASTroLoGY, and Belmont Stakes winner ruLEr oN ICE.

Afleet Alex—Seattle Shimmer, by Seattle Slew Fee: $2,500 Multiple GII Stakes-Placed son of Eclipse Champion AFLEET ALEX, finished second to JP’S GuSTo in the GII Best Pal Stakes and second to ThE FACTor, defeating Breeders Cup Sprint winner AMAZoMBIE in the GII San Carlos Stakes.

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