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CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED

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October Barretts Yearlings by Harris Farms Stallions Unusual Heat Five-Time Leading Sire from 2008-2012 is now responsible for the highest-priced Cal-bred yearling sold at Keeneland September. The $400,000 colt bred by Harris Farms is out of the Grade I producer Freedom Dance. Hip 25. filly - Biscay Bay Hip 39. colt - Chi Chi Nette Hip 52. colt - Del Mar Ticket Hip 56. colt - Diversified Hip 92. colt - Helen’s Echo Hip 119. colt - Ligacao Direta

Hip 136. colt - Miss Boomtown Hip 138. filly - Miss Soft Sell Hip 154. filly - Park At Dark Hip 199. filly - Style of the Year Hip 228. filly - Wallis of Windsor

Eclipse Award Champion ACCLAMATION

Lucky Pulpit

Swiss Yodeler

Average Earnings Index Second only to Unusual Heat

Sire of leading Cal-bred 2-year-old TILDE Hip 16. colt - Aspen Gal Hip 134. colt - Mi Mi Mine

Hip 51. colt - Deja Views Hip 71. colt - Final Jeopardy Hip 99. filly - Intricate Hip 100. colt - Iota Hip 227. colt - Vogue Queen California Champion ROUSING SERMON

CTBA and Generous Portion SW TILDE

4-time Stakes Winner on dirt and turf

Grade I Millionaire

Graded winner of $1,088,939

Lucky J. H.

Heatseeker

Desert Code

Graded Winner of $632,065 Hip 1. colt - A Bit Much Hip 150. colt - No Peso No Dance

California’s Leading Freshman Sire Hip 81. colt - Glitteringmischief

First Crop by Millionaire and B. C. Cup Winner Hip 221. colt - Unlimited High

Tuesday, October 9th • 1:00 pm • Barn 3 John C. Harris, President • David E. McGlothlin, Horse Division Manager Dr. Jeanne Bowers, Resident Veterinarian 27366 W. Oakland Ave. Coalinga, CA 93210 • Tel: (559) 884-2859 Email: davemcglothlin@harrisfarms.com • www.harrisfarms.com


Welcome To Cal Cup XXIII To all CTBA Members

buffet and generous bar. This year, we celebrate Lava Man, for his many achievements, including two California Horse of the Year titles. We thank our partners at Santa Anita for all their support honoring the California breeding industry. We hope to see you there. Sincerely, ©Benoit photos

The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) is pleased to announce the 23rd renewal of California Cup to be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Saturday, Oct. 13. As in the past, this event will be a fall showcase of some of the top California-bred and California-sired horses, with large fields and competitive racing. Also, the annual Cal Cup Party for industry participants and racing enthusiasts will be held again in Santa Anita’s Infield Picnic Circles. Excellent viewing and a festive atmosphere accompany the spectacular Cal Cup

From the Executive Corner

Doug Burge Executive Vice President & General Manager California Thoroughbred Breeders Association

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Santa Anita Park Saturday, October 13, 2012

Dear Friends of Caifornia Cup Santa Anita Park is proud to support Californiabred Thoroughbreds and their owners, trainers and breeders during the Autumn Meet. Saturday, Oct. 13, is California Cup XXIII day and we will feature five Cal Cup stakes races and four additional races restricted to California-breds and California-sire runners, bringing the total purses for horses bred in our state to more than $1 million. For the first time in Cal Cup history, both of the juvenile races will be part of the newly formed Golden State Series of races and the purse for each race will be $250,000, a $150,000 increase over last year. The Golden State Series has been created

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to promote interest in owning and racing horses bred or sired in California. The newly named $175,000 Lava Man Cal Cup Classic Handicap honors one of California's best and most popular Cal-breds. The day’s Infield Party will honor Lava Man and his accomplishments both on and off of the track. We hope you will join us for this exciting day of racing. Sincerely,

George R. Haines President Santa Anita Park

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Managing Editor’s Welcome

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Hot Property Lava Man, the 2005 and 2006 California Horse of the Year, is once again a hot property. Not only was he the pony for I’ll Have Another, the 2012 Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner, the $5,268,706-earner and seventime grade I winner who was named after a triathlon on the Big Island in Hawaii will be honored with the running of the $175,000 Lava Man Cal Cup Classic Handicap Presented by City National Bank during this year’s 23rd renewal of California Cup at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Saturday, Oct. 13. The day’s other stakes races for horses bred and sired in California are: the Bob Benoit Cal Cup Juvenile Stakes and Keith E. Card Cal Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes, each worth $250,000 as part of the 2012 Golden State Series; the $125,000 John Deere Cal Cup Distaff Stakes; and the $100,000 Donald Valpredo Cal Cup Sprint Stakes. Additionally, our cover story section takes a “Then & Now” look at the Cal Cup XIII winners in November of 2002, namely Calkins Road, Turkish Prize, Super High, Unlimited Value, Lil Sister Stich, Crackup, Summer Wind Dancer, Nicole’s Pursuit, Noble Kinsman and Giovannetti. This October 2012 issue of our monthly California Thoroughbred magazine also features editorials on Ballena Vista Farm’s new breeding center, including its recently completed state-of-the-art stallion barn, CTBA member Doug O’Neill, the trainer of Lava Man and countless other great California-breds, and a preview of the Barretts October Yearling Sale being held at Fairplex in Pomona on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Plus there is an article on the win by Cal-bred Halo Dolly in the Sept. 3 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (grade II) at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, also the venue of the stakes wins by the Cal-bred trio of Tilde, John Scott and Native Treasure who are featured in our Racing In Southern California piece. Our latest A Blast From The Past story profiles the grade I winner B. Thoughtful, a California champion in all three of her seasons to race, while this year’s “West Coast Thoroughbred Farms 2012/2013” section spotlights 16 such topclass facilities and Horse Care provides the second and final part of an editorial on high-risk pregnancies. “An Open Letter From The Ponies” is the subject matter of Guest Forum and we also provide a list of the Golden State’s leading breeders through Aug. 31 of this year, while the balance of the magazine includes all our other regular columns, features and departments that we hope will also prove to be both enjoyable and helpful. Until next time, may you breed In the Company of. . .Don Cohn (right), the owner with the best to the best and not just his wife Karen of Ballena Vista Farm which now features a have to hope for the best! newly completed state-of-the-art stallion barn as the centerpiece to its impressive breeding center, at the Ramona, California facility on September 6, 2012.

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©California Thoroughbred 2012 (ISSN1092-7328) 201 Colorado Place, Arcadia, California 91007 Telephone: (626) 445-7800 or 1-800-573-CTBA (California residents only) FAX: (626) 445-6981 E-mail address: ctbainfo@ctba.com Owned and published by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the production of better Thoroughbred horses for better Thoroughbred racing. Opinions expressed in signed articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect policies of the CTBA or this magazine. Publication of any material originating herein is expressly forbidden without first obtaining written permission from California Thoroughbred. All advertising copy is submitted subject to approval. We reserve the right to reject any copy that is misleading or that does not meet with the standards set by the publication. Acknowledgment: Statistics in this publication relating to results of races in North America are compiled by the Daily Racing Form. Charts by special arrangement with Daily Racing Form Inc., the copyright owners of said charts. Reproduction forbidden. OFFICERS President: SUE GREENE Vice President: PETE PARRELLA Treasurer: JOHN H. BARR Secretary: DANIEL Q. SCHIFFER Executive Vice President and General Manager: Doug Burge DIRECTORS - John C. Harris, Jeanne L. Canty, Leigh Ann Howard, John H. Barr, Daniel L. Harralson, Daniel Q. Schiffer, William H. Nichols, Rosemary A. Neeb, Jane Johnson, William H. de Burgh, Pete Parrella, Sue Greene, Mary Knight, Bonnie Vessels, Donald J. Valpredo, Terry C. Lovingier, Harris Auerbach 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. 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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October 2012 Contents VOLUME 137 NO. 4

On This Month’s Cover Lava Man, the 2005 and 2006 California Horse of the Year whose five stakes wins at Santa Anita Park included the 2006 and 2007 editions of the grade I Santa Anita Handicap, will be honored during the 23rd renewal of California Cup—featuring five black-type races worth $900,000 in purse money—being held at that historic Arcadia track on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, with the running of the $175,000 Lava Man California Cup Classic Handicap Presented by City National Bank.

Cover Story – California Cup

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Cal Cup XXIII: A Day Full Of Delights & Cal Cup XIII: Then & Now by Emily Shields

Features

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Industry Insight: Raising The Barn by Rudi Groothedde

Copyright Benoit & Associates.

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CTBA Calendar Leading Breeders in California Classified Advertising Indexes to Advertisers & Stallions Advertised

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Departments News Bits The CTBA Working For You California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) Notes—October 2012 Leading Sires in California Leading Lifetime Sires in California Leading Two-Year-Old Sires in California Dates in California

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CTBA Member Profile: Doug F. O’Neill—A Home-Based Team Player

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From the Executive Office: Welcome To Cal Cup XXIII

by Emily Shields

Regional Sales: Reliable Source by Lisa Groothedde

The Grade California-Breds: Halo Dolly—A Real Showstopper by Marcie Heacox

Racing in Southern California: Del Mar Brings Out The Best In This Cal-Bred Trio by Emily Shields

A Blast From The Past: B. Thoughtful—Close To Perfection by Jackie Barnes

SPECIAL SECTION—WEST COAST THOROUGHBRED FARMS 2012/2013s SPECIAL SECTION—WEST COAST THOROUGHBRED FARMS 2012/2013 Horse Care: High-Risk Pregnancies—Part 2 (Treating The Mare) by Heather Smith Thomas

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Columns

Halo Dolly, a four-year-old daughter of Popular who stands at her breeders Rod and Lorraine Rodriguez’s Cottonwood Creek Ranch in Cottonwood, improved her record to 22-13-3-2 and $623,396 when she became a graded stakes winner for the first time with a victory in the $250,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (grade II) at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Sept. 3, 2012.

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by Doug Burge & George Haines

Managing Editor’s Welcome: Hot Property by Rudi Groothedde

Guest Forum: An Open Letter From The Ponies by Dorothy M. Callahan

The November 2012 Cover Story A Complete Review Of California Cup XXIII

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Keeneland Sale Success For The Golden State

News Bits Paddock Magazine Now Online

The Oak Tree Racing Association’s annual Paddock magazine, which the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) published for the first time this year, is now available online at www.oaktreeracing.com. This 2012 edition includes feature stories on Oak Tree itself, jockey agent Ivan Puhich, veterinarian Rick Arthur, owner Samantha Siegel, trainer Bill Spawr, the recent sports wagering and internet poker legislation, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s 75th Diamond Anniversary, the eight Breeders’ Cups held in California to date, the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) and the Edwin J. Gregson Foundation.

Buyer K. K. Eishindo paid Seven youngsters with $400,000 for a Distorted California bloodlines elicited Humor colt out of grade I winfireworks in the auction ring ner River’s Prayer, a Devon during the opening week of Lane mare who was bred in the 2012 Keeneland SeptCalifornia by Vessels Stallion ember Yearling Sale, which Farm LLC. began its 11-day stand in California-bred colt A couple of stakes-winning Lexington, Kentucky on by Unusual Heat $400,000 daughters of the Victory Rose Sept. 10. An Unusual Heat half-brother to the Thoroughbreds stallion Sea of Secrets 2010 California Champion Sprinter and were each represented by six-figure sales. grade I winner Cost of Freedom secured a A Distorted Humor colt out of grade III$400,000 bid from Ed Savant, with trainer placed stakes winner My Miss Storm Cat, Bob Baffert signing the sales ticket on his dam of the 2011 Eclipse Champion Twobehalf. The colt, out of the nine-time Year-Old Filly, My Miss Aurelia, was purwinner Freedom Dance, by Moscow Ballet, chased for $850,000 by Shadwell Estate Company Ltd., and an Indian Charlie colt was bred in California by Harris Farms. The status of the California-bred out of stakes winner Seacrettina was matriarch Tizso, a full sister to 2000 Eclipse acquired by Pelican LLC for $270,000. The Golden Eagle Farm stallion Horse of the Year Tiznow, was elevated when her yearling colt by Street Cry (Ire) Stormin Fever was also flattered by two was purchased for $1 million by Charles notable purchases. A More Than Ready and Maribeth Sandford LLC. The Cee’s filly out of his winning daughter Tizzy mare, who was bred by Cecilia Straub Rough Water commanded a $360,000 Rubens, has produced 2012 Haskell bid from Stephen Carr, while a Hard Invitational Stakes (grade I) winner Spun colt out of his daughter Divorce Paynter and three additional stakes horses, Settlement sold for $210,000 to David Redvers Bloodstock. including the grade III winner Tiz West.

Old English Rancho Receives TOBA Award At the 27th National Awards Dinner of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) in Lexington, Kentucky, on Sept. 7, Pete and Jonny Hilvers (right) accepted the award for the 2011 TOBA State Breeder of the Year for California on behalf of the Johnston family’s Old English Rancho, the

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Senator Padilla Presents Trophy At Del Mar

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Senator Alex Padilla (D-San Fernando Valley) (center) in the winner’s circle at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club with the connections of Let’s Go Cheyenne who won the $88,500 CTT (California Thoroughbred Trainers) and Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) Handicap on Aug. 24.

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Golden State’s leading breeder of last year with $2,249,807 earned by its California-breds. Also the winner of this accolade in 1987, Old English Rancho’s leading 2012 runner was Acclamation, last year’s Eclipse Champion Older Male, while it has also topped the earnings rankings for California breeders on 13 other occasions, including for the first time in 1967.

Ministers Wild Cat Sons Shine In Canada Two geldings by the Tommy Town Thoroughbreds stallion Ministers Wild Cat posted four stakes wins between them going 6 1/2 furlongs at Northlands Park in Edmonton, Alberta, this past month. In the space of just 29 days, two-year-old Hollywood Drama won three stakes races at the Canadian track; the $49,544 Two Year Old Sales Stakes on Aug. 18, the $50,696 Bird-catcher Stakes

on Sept. 1, and the $51,435 Alberta Premier’s Futurity on Sept. 15. He has earned $91,611 from a 4-3-0-0 record. On the same day as the Premier’s Futurity, Hollywood Dreams defended his title in the $51,435 Red Diamond Express Handicap with his second consecutive stakes win of 2012. The four-year-old has a record of 15-6-1-3 and $137,586 in earnings.

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CURRENT CALIFORNIA SIRES OF STAKES WINNERS

Stallion News Anziyan Royalty

Named Foals of

SWs

1,247

75

969

63

Bertrando (1989)†

1,011

56

High Brite (1984)†

924

46

Beau Genius (1985)†

749

39

Cee’s Tizzy (1987)†

729

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Unusual Heat (1990)

571

34

Benchmark (1991)

653

33

Olympio (1988)†

511

30

Stormin Fever (1994)

625

30

Memo (Chi) (1987)†

525

28

Swiss Yodeler (1994)

677

27

Tribal Rule (1996)

453

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Game Plan (1993)

419

23

Old Topper (1995)

480

20

Sea of Secrets (1995)

433

20

Formal Gold (1993)•

470

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Kafwain (2000)

407

18

Redattore (Brz) (1995)•

503

18

Atticus (1992)

435

13

Siberian Summer (1989)† 382

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For Really (1987)†

246

13

Western Fame (1992)

279

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Racing Age

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

† 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.

This grade II-placed stakes winner by Anziyan, a 12-year-old with collective progeny earnings of more than $140,000 from four crops of racing age, has relocated to stand at E.A. Ranches in Ramona in 2013.

Atticus This Magali Farms resident was flattered both at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Sept. 2, when his four-year-old maternal granddaughter Cathy’s Crunches captured the $90,350 Adoration Stakes, and in Italy on Sept. 16, when his maternal grandson Elettrotreno (Ire) won the Premio Divino Amore Trofeo SGA for two-year-olds on the turf in Rome.

Cause to Dance (Ire) On Sept. 7, this Litten Farm stallion attained his first winner when his four-year-old gelding Big G’s Dance outran eight rivals in a 6 1/2furlong maiden claiming race at Fairplex Park. Giacomo

Sought After This 12-year-old son of Seeking the Gold, whose runners include the 2012 stakes winner Control Seeker, has been moved to Daehling Ranch in Elk Grove for the 2013 breeding season.

Southern Image

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Southern Speed (Aus), a five-yearold mare by this Rancho San Miguel sire, defeated males in the group II Makybe Diva Stakes on the turf at Flemington in her native Australia on Sept. 8.

Taskmaster This Special T Thoroughbreds resident, a son of A.P. Indy who sired two stakes winners and the collective earners of more than $640,000, has died at the age of 15.

Tribal Rule On Sept. 7, this Ballena Vista Farm stallion’s four-year-old gelding Eternal Rule won the $250,400 Presque Isle Mile Stakes at Presque Isle Downs in Pennsylvania to elevate his lifetime earnings to $470,323.

Color Blind, a three-year-old filly by this Magali Farms sire, defeated her elders in the $50,000 Jack Betta Be Rite Handicap at Finger Lakes in New York on Sept. 15.

Tribal Rule

Under Caution

Giacomo

Olmodavor This Magali Farms stallion was represented at Thistledown in Ohio on Aug. 18 by the winner of the $50,000 Honey Jay Stakes: his five-year-old gelding Almighty O.

This 11-year-old son of A.P. Indy, a multiple winner whose oldest foals are three-year-olds of 2012, has relocated to SK Racing Stable in Valley Center.

Western Fame Taylor Said, a four-year-old gelding whose broodmare sire is this Paradise Road Ranch stallion, captured Emerald Downs’ signature race in Washington on Aug. 19: the grade III, $200,000 Longacres Mile Handicap.

Making The Grade The following runner(s), either California-bred or sired by stallions currently based in the Golden State, won or placed in graded stakes races in North America (U. S., Canada & Puerto Rico) from August 20 to September 16 inclusive: Halo Dolly f.4. Popular—Spanish Halo 1st Grade II Yellow Ribbon Handicap $250,000 1 1/16 m. (T) Del Mar Thoroughbred Club September 3 Breeders: Rod & Lorraine Rodriguez

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Global Stage

Thoroughbred Times Shut Down

California-Breds Countrywide In New Mexico on Sept. 3, California-bred Global Stage won the $50,000 Ruidoso Downs Thoroughbred Championship Handicap for the first stakes win of a 28-race career that has resulted in six wins, five seconds, eight thirds and $168,154 in earnings. The five-year-old gelding was bred by Ellen Jackson and Margaret Sherr and is by Globalize, who stands at the former’s Victory Rose Thoroughbreds, out of the 15-time winner Stage a Riot whose sire was Gold Stage.

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On Sept. 15, the 27 full time employees of Lexington-based Thoroughbred Times were notified via letters deliver by Federal Express of their termination after this company, owned since 1993 by Norman Ridker, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and ceased operations immediately. The Thoroughbred Times magazine was launched 27 years ago, and also published by this group was the daily Thoroughbred Times TODAY electronic newsletter, annual Stallion Directory, regular sales-related Buyers Guide and www.thoroughbredtimes.com web site.

California Ranks Third By 2012 Live Foal Numbers According to its Live Foal Reports received through Sept. 10, which represent a completion rate of approximately 85 percent, The Jockey Club reported that 2,620 stallions covered 39,838 mares resulting in 22,500 live foals of 2012, a drop of 4.5 percent on last year’s number of 23,558. In 2011, 44,184 mares were covered by 2,904 stallions, representing a decrease of 9.8 percent in both of these categories. California ranked third below Kentucky (10,960) and Florida (1,642) with 1,600 foals of this year, a drop of 9.2 percent, while its 2,562 mares bred was 7.2 percent down on the 2,760 total for last year. Kentucky’s corresponding foal and mares bred numbers decreased by 0.9 and 8.5 percent, respectively, while Florida’s 2011 live foal count rose by 4.9 percent from a drop by 5.2 percent in its mares bred. The number of foals also dropped for the other seven states ranked in the top 10, including a 23.4 percent fall in Texas, a 20.5 percent drop in Pennsylvania and a decrease of 11.3 percent in Louisiana. New Mexico fell 11.4 percent, Oklahoma dropped 6.6 percent and there were respective decreases in New York and Ontario of 5.2 and 4.4 percent. The Golden State stallions with the most 2012 foals reported were Papa Clem (72), Lucky Pulpit (65), Dixie Chatter (40) and with 39 foals each, Stormin Fever and Unusual Heat.

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At the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Sept. 3, the first four finishers in the $150,000 I’m Smokin Stakes for two-year-olds bred or sired in California were colts by the Ballena Vista Farm stallion Tribal Rule. Native Treasure, a previous dual stakes-placed winner bred by Pam and Martin Wygod, was the 1 3/4-length winner over maiden The Humancomplaint who shaded

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California-breds Acclamation and Amazombie were honored by the media when this year’s 75th Diamond Anniversary meet at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club ended successfully on Sept. 5. Both top older horse and top grass horse honors went to grade I, $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes winner Acclamation and Amazombie was the top sprinter based on his victory in the grade I, $300,000 Bing Crosby Handicap. Kentuckybred Dullahan, winner of the grade I, $1,000,000 TVG Pacific Classic Stakes, was voted top threeyear-old and Horse of the Meet. Del Mar’s 37-day stand showed plusses in almost all categories with a record daily average purse payment of $687,000, an average daily handle of $12,392,429, a California-best average daily attendance of 17,623, including a single-day crowd record of 47,339 for its July 18 opener, and an increase in field size from 8.4 to 8.7 runners per race.

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Winners Foundation Receives Donation

At the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Aug. 11, Bob Fletcher (second from right), the Executive Director of the Winners Foundation which helps individuals and families in the racing industry with alcohol and substance abuse and mental health issues, accepted a $10,000 donation from jockey Garrett Gomez (middle) and Rudy Alvarado (second from left) of Caballo Press of Ann Arbor, the publishers of The Garrett Gomez Story: A Jockey’s Journey Through Addiction & Salvation. Also on hand were Craig Dado (left), Del Mar’s Director of Marketing, and Darrell Haire, the Jockeys’ Guild Western Regional Manager and a ©Benoit board member of Winners Foundation.

CALIFORNIA CUP XXIII AUTUMN MEET AT SANTA ANITA PARK

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What: 2012 California Cup spotlights the California Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry in a series of 9 races worth $1,000,000 When: Saturday, October 13, first post 1:00 p.m., gates open 11:00 a.m. Where: Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California Hosts: California Thoroughbred Breeders Association and Santa Anita Park in Arcadia Expected: More than 75,000 viewers statewide at Santa Anita and over 30 satellite wagering facilities Stakes Races: $175,000 Lava Man Cal Cup Classic presented by City National Bank for 3 Yrs. Up at 1 1/16 mile. $125,000 John Deere Cal Cup Distaff for Fillies Mares, 3 Yrs. Up, about 6 1/2 furlongs (Turf). $100,000 Donald Valpredo Cal Cup Sprint for 3 Yrs. Up at 6 furlongs. $250,000 Bob Benoit Cal Cup Juvenile for Colts Geldings, 2 Yrs., 1 1/16 mile. $250,000 Keith E. Card Cal Cup Juvenile Fillies for Fillies, 2 Yrs., 1 1/16 mile. Admission: $5 general, $8.50 clubhouse, $20 Turf Club. Infie field Party: California Cup XXIII Party theme this year is “R Remembering Lava Man Two Time California Horse Of The The Year”! Come and join us for a great day of racing. The price of a ten-seat table is $850.00 and includes valet parking, admission, race program, giveaway item Doug O’Neill bobblehead and Santa Anita Park’s widely acclaimed buffet. Hours for buffet service are 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with coffee and desserts served until the last race. Please call or email Cookie Hackworth at cookie@ctba.com or call 800-573-2822 or x243. Television: Television: Television: :

California Closers The Barretts October Yearling Sale will be held at Fairplex in Pomona on Tuesday, Oct. 9…On Tuesday, Oct. 16, the next meeting of the California Thoroughbred Farm Managers Association (CTFMA) will be held at the San Luis Rey Downs Country Club in Bonsall…The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) will meet next at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Thursday, Oct. 18…On Saturday, Oct. 20, the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) will hold its Northern California Annual Meeting at Golden Gate Fields in Albany…The California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) will be the beneficiary of the 2012 Deepstacks Poker Tour Breeders’ Cup Celebrity Invitational being held at the Commerce Casino in Commerce on Tuesday, Oct. 30… On Thursday, Nov. 1, the Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) will host its 10th Annual White Horse Award Luncheon, Presented by Harris Farms, at Santa Anita…Earle Mack, a California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) member since 2001, is one of six new members elected to The Jockey Club which also launched its online fantasy games Major League Horse Racing (www.MajorLeagueHorseRacing.com) and Thoroughbred World (on Facebook at www.facebook.com).

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Claiming Levels The following claiming levels for California owners premiums and stallion awards are currently in effect: Santa Anita Park—$40,000 Fresno (Fresno County Fair)—$20,000 (October 4-14)

Golden Gate Fields—$20,000 (opens October 18)

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Cal-Bred Seabiscuit Descendant Now At Old Friends

10 Years Ago In his 13th of 14 career starts, the four-year-old gelding Stoney became a stakes winner with a victory in the $100,000 California Sprint Championship Handicap at Bay Meadows Racecourse on Oct. 5, 2002. By Bold Badgett out of the Moscow Ballet mare Fabulous Ballet, a combination that also produced 2005 grade I winner Leave Me Alone, he was bred in California by Johnston and Stonebraker and earned $254,235 from five wins, four seconds and two thirds. October 5, 2002

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Stoney $100,000 California Sprint Championship Handicap

25 Years Ago On Oct. 1, 1987, the Californiabred colt Reb’s Natural scored the lone stakes victory of his 21-race career when he triumphed in Fairplex Park’s $32,880 Gateway To Glory Stakes. Bred and owned by Jerry Fanning and John Harrison, the son of L’Natural and the Reb’s Policy stakes winner Westward Gal boasts a lifetime record of four wins, a second, four thirds and $59,562 in earnings.

50 Years Ago The $11,050 Richmond Handicap at Golden Gate Fields on Oct. 13, 1962, proved to be the lone career stakes win for Top Performance who retired four seasons later with a bankroll of $34,040 and a 56-3-6-10 record. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Seley’s homebred was a 1960 son of Moneybags and the two-time winner Initiative, by Flushing II (Fr).

Mixed Pleasure, who was most recently standing at Grand Trine Farm in Oregon, is now living out his life at Old Friends in Georgetown, Kentucky. Bred in California by Celeste and David Anderson, the 27-year-old son of Sucha Pleasure and unraced Sea I’m Lucky, whose sire Windy Sea was out of a Seabiscuit mare, is a grade II-placed, dual stakes winner of $140,175. A retirement facility for Thoroughbreds, Old Friends recently launched both Old Friends Scene, a magazine featuring the retirees at its locations in ©Rick Capone Kentucky and New York, and a new Mixed Pleasure web site at www.oldfriendsequine.org.

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Cal Cup Celebrates Lava Man Two-time California Horse of the Year The popular California Cup party on Saturday, October 13 will be held in the Santa Anita Park Infield Picnic Circles. Excellent viewing and a festive atmosphere accompany the spectacular Cal Cup buffet and generous bar. This year we celebrate Lava Man, for his many achievements, including two California Horse of the Year awards. The Cal Cup Party has become a very special part of the celebration honoring California-bred horses, and now is the time to reserve your seats, table or tables for California Cup XXIII. The price of a 10-seat table is $850.00 and includes parking, program, admission, Doug O’Neill Bobblehead, and Santa Anita’s widely acclaimed, delicious buffet. Individual seats are available for $85. Contact the CTBA offices at (626) 445-7800, ext. 243 or email: Cookie@ctba.com for further information. Co-hosted by California Thoroughbred Breeders Association and Santa Anita Park Photo © Katey Barrett

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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

AB 1313 Fails To Pass In a huge victory for agriculture, the State Assembly in Sacramento failed to pass AB 1313 (Allen) which would have required overtime after eight hours for agricultural workers. The bill went up for a final vote just before midnight on Aug. 31, the final day of the 2011-2012 Legislative Session. The CTBA, in tandem with Robyn Black of Platinum Advisors, worked closely with agricultural interests including the CFB, Western Growers and other such associations in an effort to kill the overtime bill. The United Farm Workers Union, sponsors of the bill, worked equally hard to pass the measure. The measure failed with a final vote of 35-33 with 12 not voting. Thanks are due to those CTBA members who made phone calls to targeted legislators asking them for a “no” vote or not to vote. These efforts helped secure a tremendous victory. Also to be thanked are the key legislators who supported the breeders in California. They included Connie Conway and the Republican Caucus, as well as the Democratic Caucus members Toni Atkins, Joan Buchanan, Isadore Hall, Fiona Ma and Dr. Richard Pan, all of whom voted “no.” Equally important to the effort by not voting were Susan Bonilla, Henry Perea, V. Manuel Pérez, Das Williams, Bob Wieckowski, Jared Huffman, Wilmer Amina Carter, Wes Chesbro, Mike Davis, Nathan Fletcher, Cathleen Galgiani and Ben Hueso, while Steven Bradford supported the effort through the final vote. Last Chance To Sign Up For The CTBA’s 2013 Stallion Directory Completed contracts for the California Thoroughbred 2012 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.

Final Cal Cup Nominations Due October 6 Late nominations to the 23rd edition of California Cup being held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Saturday, Saturday, October 13, 2102 Oct. 13, close on Saturday, Oct. 6. This lucrative day of nine races for horses bred or sired in California will feature guaranteed purse money of $1,090,000, including five stakes events worth $900,000. Both the Cal Cup Juvenile Stakes and Cal Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes offer $250,000, up from $100,000 each in 2011, and the $175,000 Lava Man Cal Cup Classic Stakes Presented by City National Bank returns to the dirt after moving to turf from all-weather last year. The grassy Cal Cup Distaff Stakes is worth $125,000 and the main track Cal Cup Sprint Stakes offers a $100,000 purse. Returning in 2012 is the CTBA-hosted Infield Party, which will pay tribute to the two-time California Horse of the Year, Lava Man, who earned $5,268,706 and won six grade I races during seven seasons of competition. For tickets to this event, which individually cost $85 and include parking, admission, a program and a buffet and beverages, please contact the CTBA’s Cookie Hackworth at cookie@ctba.com or (800) 573-2822, extension 243. CTBA Hosting Northern California Stallion Tour On Saturday, Oct. 20, a bus tour hosted by the CTBA will leave Elk Grove and visit Daehling Ranch, Woodbridge Farm, Paradise Road Ranch, West 12 Ranch and Victory Rose Thoroughbreds to inspect 17 stallions. The cost will be $30 per person, including a box lunch and ticket for a 2013 stallion breeding draw. 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 early November, 90 days prior to the CTBA’s Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner, to submit their completed application. As per the association’s bylaws, it needs to include a minimum of 25 signatures from current CTBA members for the applicant to be included on the ballot for the 2012 elections that relate to a the three-year term as a director from 2013 to 2015.

The CTBA Calendar Corner Event

Barretts October Yearling Sale California Cup XXIII CTBA Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner

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Tuesday, October 9 Saturday, October 13 Monday, February 11, 2013

Fairplex (Hinds Pavilion), Pomona Santa Anita Park, Arcadia The Westin Pasadena Hotel, Pasadena

(2012 California-bred Champions & 2013 California Hall of Fame) For further information, contact the CTBA’s Event Coordinator Christy Chapman at either christy@ctba.com or (800) 573-2822, extension 247.

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

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

Mrs. Kenneth M. Schiffer, Director Emeritus

The History Of The Breeders Cup With the 2012 Breeders’ Cup fast approaching at nearby Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, now might be a good time to visit the Carleton F. Burke Library and catch up on the history of this event. Two books in the library’s vast collection would be a good place to start. Breeders’ Cup: Thoroughbred Racing’s Championship Day by Jay Privman is a wonderfully illustrated volume with many stories on the history, people and horses who have competed in this equine event which has become the pinnacle of each racing year. Stories include how John Gaines of Gainesway Farm fostered his idea of this championship day from its earliest beginning while overcoming the skeptics along the way. From its first running at Hollywood Park, this day is portrayed as an event that caught the imagination of the entire equine world. Owners, riders and of course the horses are all brought to life in this tome with many award winning photographs that capture the event in all its glory. The Greatest Show on Turf: The History of the Breeders’ Cup by Percy Lefko is also a good read with a more narrative bent, developing stories of the people who have raced and promoted this day from its very beginning. Check them out on your next visit to the library.

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

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

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

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Cal Cup XXIII: A Day Full Of Delights

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by EMILY SHIELDS Photos by Benoit & Associates biggest event three weeks later. That makes this year’s Cal Cup a must-see event for fans, owners and breeders alike. Individual tickets to the infield party are being sold for $85, while the price of a 10-seat table is $850 and includes admission, access to the famous buffet and beverages, valet parking and a program, as well as one of the bobbleheads. For reservations and other Cal Cup information, call (800) 573-2822 and ask for Cookie Hackworth (extension 243). Gates open at 11:00 am, and the buffet will be served until 3:00 pm. Strong fields are the norm for Cal Cup, and 2002 was no exception to that rule. 27,901 fans were on hand to witness Cal Cup XIII, which took place on Nov. 2 that year. The theme of the California Thoroughbred Bredeers’ Association’s Infield Party that year was “A Tribute to California Breeders,” and breeders indeed flocked in droves to the popular event. Cal Cup Classic winner Calkins Road and the TOC & CTT Cal Cup Matron winner Super High parlayed their victories into California championship awards at the end of the season. The finest breeders, owners, trainers and jockeys were on display: Harris Farms won two races, while jockey Patrick Valenzuela won three and riders Kent Desormeaux and Laffit Pincay Jr. each won a pair. The diverse group of winning horses represented 10 different sires and another 10 broodmare sires. The following five pages revisit Cal Cup XIII.

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A total of more than $1 million in purses will be on the line on Saturday, Oct. 13, when Santa Anita Park in Arcadia hosts the 23rd renewal of the California Cup. California-bred and California-sired runners are invited to compete in a series of nine races, including five major stakes events, while fans will delight in a Doug O’Neill bobblehead giveaway. The Infield Party theme this year is “Remembering Lava Man: Two-Time California Horse of the Year.” The theme is fitting, given that the day’s signature race, the $175,000 Lava Man Cal Cup Classic Presented by City National Bank, has been renamed in honor of the popular state-bred, and that O’Neill trained him. The $5,268,706-earning gelding is expected to lead the post parade for the 1 1/16-mile race. The day’s other black type races include the $125,000 John Deere Cal Cup Distaff Stakes for older fillies and mares on the grass and the $100,000 Donald Valpredo Cal Cup Sprint Stakes on the main track. The Golden State’s two-year-old program has been bolstered this year, and both the Bob Benoit Cal Cup Juvenile Stakes and the Keith E. Card Cal Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes offer purses of $250,000. Two maiden special weight races and two allowance races will complete the strong day of racing. Due to the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships being held at Santa Anita on Nov. 2-3, it is possible that some of the Cal Cup runners will wheel back in the sport’s

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Cal Cup XIII: Then & Now California Cup Although Calkins Road had stepped to the head of the California-bred sophomore class after winning the $250,000 Snow Chief Stakes on Apr. 28, 2002, two subsequent losses against graded company left him as a 10-1 outsider in the 1 1/8-mile California Cup Classic Handicap. Undeterred by the presence of group II Godolphin Mile winner Grey Memo, grade II winner and grade I-placed Continental Red and grade II-placed Hot Market, Calkins Road regained his winning form and took the $250,000 Classic by a head. Hall of Fame rider Laffit Pincay Jr. guided the flashy son of Illinois Storm through a four-wide rally to win over

Continental Red and Slippery When Bet, with Grey Memo checking in fourth. Thomas and Deborah Shapiro’s homebred was named California’s Champion Three-YearOld Male. He did not win another stakes race until 2004, when he took the $97,840 Joseph T. Grace Handicap at Santa Rosa. He retired in 2006, with five wins, two seconds and two thirds in 21 starts and earnings of $520,735. Calkins Road, out of the winning Lost Code mare Little Code, stands at Alisos Canyon Equine Center. He has eight winners from nine starters, including the 2010 Colorado Derby winner Cheatin a Little from his first crop.

CALKINS ROAD $250,000 California Cup Classic Handicap November 2, 2002

California Cup veteran Turkish Prize finally got his win when he scored in the $175,000 John C. Mabee Cal Cup Mile Handicap. He had finished sixth, eighth and fourth in his three previous attempts at Cal Cup glory. A gelded son of Prized, Turkish Prize was guided from eighth to first in a 13-horse field by jockey Victor Espinoza. They defeated multiple stakes winner Spinelessjellyfish by a neck in the grassy one-mile contest. The strong field also included both future grade II winner Ninebanks and Cal Cup Mile victor Lennyfromalibu, as well as the 2003 California Horse of the Year Joey Franco.

In 2002, Turkish Prize was claimed five times, ultimately ending up in the barn of trainer Ted West for owner Jeffrey Sengara. He did not win another stakes race and, in 2003, was claimed back by Howard Siegel and John Linkletter, for whom he then won four races. They retired him in 2005, after 60 starts with 15 wins, eight seconds and six thirds and earnings of $636,880. Turkish Prize, who was bred by Cardiff Farm Management and Bobby Ng out of the Turkoman mare Turkish Gipsy, now has a new home in Northern California working with children as a riding horse.

TURKISH PRIZE $175,000 California Cup Mile Handicap November 2, 2002

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C O V E R Harris Farms’ homebred Super High was already a three-time stakes winner when she won the $150,000 TOC & CTT California Cup Matron Handicap. The three-year-old High Brite filly had strung together victories in the $100,000 California Sire Stakes and the $110,000 Flawlessly Stakes at Hollywood Park, as well as the $125,000 Solana Beach Handicap at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. She had also faced grade II company in the San Clemente Handicap and finished fourth, beaten only two lengths for the win. All that made her the 8-5 favorite in a field of seven.

Under jockey Patrick Valenzuela, Super High led every step of the way, scoring by 2 1/2 lengths in 1:42.64 for the 1 1/16-mile distance on the main track. Carla Gaines trained Super High, who was named California’s Champion Three-Year-Old Female. The consistent bay, named the 2002/2003 Valkyr Trophy Winner, went on to take the Work the Crowd and Pro Or Con Handicaps in 2004. She retired with a record of 24-8-6-1 and earnings of $669,668. Three of her first four foals are winners, all bred by Harris Farms where Super High resides.

SUPER HIGH $150,000 California Cup Matron Handicap November 2, 2002

The $150,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint Handicap was won by the reliable gelding Unlimited Value. The son of Present Value had finished fourth behind Full Moon Madness in 2000, but rebounded to win impressively in 2002, scoring by 3 1/4 lengths as one of jockey Patrick Valenzuela’s three winners on the card. The race was marred by the breakdown and subsequent euthanization of multiple stakes winner Rio Oro. McCordnskuba fell over that rival but appeared unharmed after the race. In a heartbreaking twist, Unlimited Value himself broke down in a workout

shortly after his Cal Cup win. He underwent surgery at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine but suffered complications and didn’t survive. Unlimited Value raced for Harris Farms Inc., which bred the gelding in partnership with Ray Johnson out of the two-time winner Donna Duck, by Don B. He was one of four stakes horses for Donna Duck, who also produced Foothill Stakes victor Comical and the stakes-placed winners Current Worth and Funny Reality. Unlimited Value earned $395,980 with seven wins and three seconds in 13 starts.

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California Cup Cont’d. One year after winning the $50,000 California Cup Distaff Starter Handicap, Lil Sister Stich returned to take the $150,000 John Deere Cal Cup Distaff Handicap. The daughter of Seattle Bound won the 6 1/2-furlong downhill turf contest under regular pilot Laffit Pincay Jr, scoring by a length as the 3-1 favorite. Party Pirate finished second, while eventual $366,039-earner Top of Our Game ran third. Lil Sister Stich had already defied the odds when she returned from a 20-month layoff between 1999 and 2001. The dual Cal Cup wins were merely justification of the effort it took to bring her back in top condition.

Gary and Marlene Howard bred Lil Sister Stich out of the Never Tabled mare Never Tarnished, and campaigned her along with Paul Kilgor, Jack Koser and partners. Two starts later, Lil Sister Stich rewarded her owners further with a victory in the grade III, $114,700 Monrovia Handicap. In all, she earned $329,835 while winning eight of 19 starts with two seconds and a third. Upon her retirement, Lil Sister Stich was sold for $500,000 at the 2003 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale to ClassicStar LLC. Her three foals to race all became winners. Unfortunately, Lil Sister Stich died while in foal to Northern Afleet during the fall of 2010.

LIL SISTER STICH $150,000 California Cup Distaff Handicap November 2, 2002

As a rare California-bred by leading Kentucky stallion Distorted Humor, Crackup found the finish line first in the $125,000 Budweiser and Foothill Beverage California Cup Juvenile Stakes. Under jockey Tyler Baze, the bay colt took a short lead halfway through the 1 1/16-mile race and edged clear in the stretch to win by two lengths over favored Excessive Barb and 24-1 longshot Hair Jordan. Shortly after Cal Cup, the Stan Fulton-owned Crackup won the $275,000 NTRA Great State Challenge Juvenile Invitational at Sam Houston Race Park

in Texas. He raced for three seasons, retiring as a gelding with three wins in 17 starts and earnings of $290,088 in 2004. Upon his retirement, Crackup became a stable pony for his trainer Rafael Becerra, but died a few years ago. Malibu Valley Farms and Mary and Arthur Alisi bred Crackup from the unraced Habitony (Ire) mare Lightly Go Lightly. All eight of her foals to race were winners. Lightly Go Lightly’s half-sister by Afleet, Princess Afleet, won the 1995 Sandy Blue Handicap at Del Mar, while her Eleven Stitches half-brother Alandvon finished third in the 1989 Phil D. Shepherd Stakes at Fairplex Park.

CRACKUP $125,000 California Cup Juvenile Stakes November 2, 2002

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C O V E R Summer Wind Dancer made the first of her three California Cup appearances in 2002, when she won the $125,000 XTRA 690 AM Cal Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes. Sent off as the 3-1 second choice in a full field of 12, Summer Wind Dancer and jockey Alex Solis won by a half-length for owners Linda Vetter and Richard and Yvette Wira. The daughter of Siberian Summer used that race as a springboard to the grade I Hollywood Starlet Stakes, where she finished third. She finished second or third in four of her next five starts, including in the 2003 Cal Cup Matron Handicap, then

won the grade II, $750,900 Delaware Handicap and grade III, $108,600 Hawthorne Handicap in 2004. She was retired after finishing third in that year’s Cal Cup Matron with earnings of $898,762. Summer Wind Dancer was purchased for $650,000 at the 2005 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale by Roy and Gretchen Jackson of Barbaro fame. Her first four foals are all winners, including the multiple stakes-placed Bahama Bound. Her fifth foal, Hatteras, is working out regularly. Summer Wind Dancer was sold again at the 2012 Keeneland January Sale Horses of All Ages, bringing a final bid of $165,000.

SUMMER WIND DANCER $125,000 California Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes November 2, 2002

The $100,000 TVG California Cup Distance Handicap went to three-year-old Nicole’s Pursuit, who broke through for her first stakes win. The daughter of Flying Continental had previously finished second in the $100,000 Fleet Treat Stakes at Del Mar and fifth in the $200,000 Melair Stakes at Hollywood Park. Under jockey Kent Desoreamux, favored Nicole’s Pursuit turned back a challenge from 9-1 Shalini to win by a nose, completing the 1 1/4-mile grassy distance in 2:01.93. Craig Lewis trained the winner, who raced for her breeders, World War II veterans Allan Fainbarg and Arnold Feuerstein of Flying A Farms.

Fainbarg and Feuerstein claimed Nicole’s Pursuit’s dam Forest Haven, by Pirate’s Bounty, for $25,000 in May of 1992; ironically, Forest Haven also finished second in the Fleet Treat Stakes that year. Before Nicole’s Pursuit, she foaled Affairintheforest, who had finished second to Giovannetti in the California Cup Starter Sprint one race before his sister’s victory. Nicole’s Pursuit, who earned $264,308 with four wins in 18 starts, has produced four foals, including the four-time winner Close Pursuit, by Marino Marini. She was sold for $2,000 to Rock N Bunny Ranch in New Mexico at the 2011 Barretts January Mixed Sale.

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California Cup Cont’d. Ronald Gomez’s homebred gelding Noble Kinsman kicked off a three-win day for jockey Patrick Valenzuela when he took the first race on the card, the $50,000 B. J. Ridder/Louis R. Rowan California Cup Starter Handicap. D. Wayne Baker trained the four-year-old son of Walter Willy (Ire), who defeated favored Fade to Blue and five other rivals by a neck. He completed the 1 1/2-mile long grass event in 2:28.69. Noble Kinsman later flirted with grade I company, finishing ninth in the 2003 San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap. He returned to the Cal Cup in 2004, finishing

second in the same race he won in 2002. He retired in 2006, with earnings of $208,199 and a record of eight wins, two seconds and three thirds in 42 starts. He has found a new career as a jumper and is based in Temecula. Noble Kinsman’s dam, the winning Chief’s Crown mare Lady Snerd, produced two other stakes winners: Gomezmerize and Miss Nicolie. The latter produced 2009 California Champion Two-Year-Old Female, Repo, who missed the 2009 Cal Cup in favor an 11th-placed finish in Santa Anita’s grade I Oak Leaf Stakes.

NOBLE KINSMAN $50,000 California Cup Starter Handicap November 2, 2002

Bernard Schiappa’s recent $20,000 claim Giovannetti used the $50,000 Kenneth M. Schiffer California Cup Starter Sprint Handicap as a springboard to bigger and better things. The three-year-old Memo (Chi) gelding won his fourth race of the season in the six-furlong contest, scoring by 2 3/4 lengths and providing jockey Kent Desormeaux with the first of his two consecutive winners on the afternoon. After Cal Cup, Giovannetti won two more allowance races in a row, then later took the $100,000 Phoenix Gold Cup Handicap at Turf Paradise in 2003. The Frank Monteleone trainee finished third in the grade III, $200,000

Los Angeles Times Handicap, and even took on the East Coast’s best in the True North Breeders’ Cup Handicap (grade II) at Belmont Park, where he finished fourth. Giovannetti won the $100,000 Ken Maddy Sprint Handicap at Golden Gate Fields in 2004. He changed hands again before the end of his career, and retired with eight wins, two seconds and a third in 31 starts and earnings of $336,377. Dr. Rick Arthur and his brother Michael bred Giovannetti out of the Tsunami Slew mare Rio Tejo, who was named the 2003/2004 California Broodmare of the Year as also the dam of stakes winners Rio Oro and Guillermo.

GIOVANNETTI $50,000 California Cup Starter Sprint Handicap November 2, 2002

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Raising The Barn Industry Insight by RUDI GROOTHEDDE Photos by LORETTA VEIGA Success is all about taking risks and California’s Thoroughbred breeding industry is very fortunate to have a risk-taker like Don Cohn at the helm of Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona. His substantial financial investment in a new breeding center, including a recently completed state-of-the-art stallion barn as its centerpiece, promises to even further elevate Ballena Vista’s status as one of the Golden State’s most prestigious full service farms. Cohn, who owns the more than 220-acre farm with his wife Karen, has raised the bar for the Thoroughbred breeding facilities in California with the construction of an eight-stall unit of which many national farms would even be envious. “It’s definitely of a Kentucky quality,” said Cohn of the major investment that he has made in anticipation of a turnaround in business. He added, “If there is anyone out there who has a good quality stallion who they’d like bring to Ballena Vista, then they need to give me a call.” “They’re the right size,” Cohn said of the large (16x16), fully padded stalls for the studs that stay well-ventilated with solar-powered attic fans and are fitted with rubber mats and shavings on top. The barn’s aisle features rubber

pavers and there are automatic fly-control and sprinkler systems in place, while the building also houses a guest area for visitors. “That’s why I loved this space for the project because it’s always had good air movement,” explained Cohn. “We wanted to get good ventilation so it would be a very healthy facility for the horses. The stallions have got good visual exposure here and the breeding center is now separate from the rest of the farm, away from all the commotion. Everything is set up to be convenient. There’s probably nothing like it in California.” Large grass turnout paddocks for each individual stallion are presently being built, while the barn has an adjacent covered round pen in which the current residents run around and roll in for half an hour every morning. Located just a short walk away is the new breeding shed, previously the farm’s hay barn, that will house a full medical laboratory, mare examination chute and wash area. The rest of the breeding center is made up of an area with 20 fully covered “nursery” pens and a lighted “mare motel” section comprising of a one-acre pasture and eight partially covered pens.

This recently completed state-of-the-art stallion barn is the centerpiece of the new breeding center at Don and Karen Cohn’s Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona, California.

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The current residents of Ballena Vista’s new stallion barn are a worthy group. Tribal Rule and Benchmark presently rank as California’s second and fourth leading sires, respectively, and they are joined by the promising duo of Dixie Chatter and Idiot Proof, both of whose first foals are yearlings of 2012. Since becoming the leading freshman sire in 2006, Tribal Rule has remained a leading stallion in the Golden State as the top sire of California-bred two-year-olds in 2007, 2010 and 2011, and so far in 2012, as well as being last year’s leading sire of Cal-breds by both number of winners and races won. A 16-year-old son of Storm Cat and the two-time winner Sown, a Grenfall half-sister to legendary California sire Pirate’s Bounty, Tribal Rule is a half-brother to grade I winner Key Phrase, the dam of sire Yankee Gentleman. Tribal Rule’s seven crops of racing age have earned more then $13.8 million and his 51 stakes horses are led by: Georgie Boy, the grade I-winning California Champion Two-Year-Old Male of 2007; the 2010 graded stakes winner Alphie’s Bet; and the 2012 California Champion Two-Year-Old Female, unbeaten Ismene. The 16-hand stallion covered 108 mares this year, will stand for a fee of $6,500 Live Foal in 2013. Alydar’s 21-year-old son Benchmark is out of the grade IIplaced winner Winter’s Love, also the dam of Danzig’s dual grade I-winning millionaire filly Tranquility Lake whose produce include the promising young sire After Market. In 2003 and 2005, Benchmark was California’s leading sire of two-year-olds, while he led the overall standings for number of winners and races won in 2001 and 2012. Numbered among his progeny, who have earned more than $26.3 million during 11 seasons of racing, are: Brother Derek, a grade I winner in each of his California championship seasons at two and three; the grade I-winning California Champion Three-Year-Old Male and Champion Sprinter of 2007, Idiot Proof; the filly Silent Sighs, a grade I winner of 2004; and California’s champion male juveniles of 2003 and

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2010, Don’tsellmeshort and Bench Points. Standing at 16 hands, Benchmark will stand for $5,000 Live Foal next year. Dixie Chatter, a stakes winner in all his three seasons to race, including a grade I win at two, stands at 16.2 hands and is, according to Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella, “A precocious, talented horse with a lot of scope, strong bone and a great disposition.” Not surprisingly, he was bred to more than 50 mares in 2012. By Dixie Union, the sire of this year’s Belmont Stakes (grade I) winner Union Rags, out of the unraced Deputy Minister mare Mini Chat, a half-sister to the two-year-old champion filly Phone Chatter, he hails from the family of the promising second-crop sire Any Given Saturday. Next year, Dixie Chatter will stand for a $5,000 Live Foal stud fee. Idiot Proof, an eight-year-old by Benchmark out of the winning Bertrando mare Perfectly Pretty, earned $1,294,484 during four seasons of racing as one of the top sprinters of his generation. In 2007, he set six-furlong track records of 1:07.57 in the Ancient Title Stakes (grade I) on all-weather at Santa Anita Park and 1:07.47 in the Jersey Shore Breeders’ Cup Stakes (grade III) on dirt at Monmouth Park. As the California Champion Three-Year-Old Male and Champion Sprinter of that year, he also finished second in grade I, $1,832,000 Breeders’ Cup Sprint. In 2008, he was the runnerup in the group I, $2,000,000 Dubai Golden Shaheen in the United Arab Emirates. Idiot Proof will stand for a fee of $1,500 Live Foal in 2013. So the future certainly looks bright for Ballena Vista Farm with a new breeding center, complete with a stallion barn housing a successful group of stallions, which is poised to make it the centerpiece of California’s Thoroughbred breeding industry. As Don Cohn concluded, “We been here for more than 20 years now, and we plan to continue supporting the local Thoroughbred breeding industry at the highest level for many, many years to come.”

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Doug F. O’Neill: A Home-Based Team Player

by EMILY SHIELDS “Sky Jack was my first ‘star athlete’ and I’ll never forget him for that,” O’Neill said. “He was the very first horse who really gave us the confidence that we could compete on a higher level.” Since Sky Jack, Cal-breds have become an imperative part of O’Neill’s program. “They are a huge asset because of the extra options they are given,” he explained. “Speaking for myself, there would be nothing better than to have a Cal-bred ready to take them on back East.” And O’Neill has done that, especially with Cal-bred Thor’s Echo. The son of Swiss Yodeler was named the 2006 Eclipse Champion Sprinter after he won the grade I, $1,951,080 TVG Breeders’ Cup Sprint by four lengths at Churchill Downs in Kentucky. Just three weeks later, he took the grade I, $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes at Laurel Park in Maryland. “Thor’s Echo was just a wonderful, talented, dream Cal-bred,” O’Neill recalled. “I could take him off of California soil and he would give me his A-game.” During that banner 2006 season, in which O’Neill was named the California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Trainer of the Year for the second time, he also conditioned one of the most popular Cal-breds in history. Lava Man debuted at Stockton in June of 2003, with a fourth-place finish at 35-1, but by the time he retired for

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Trainer Doug O’Neill loves calling California home. “I’ve been here since I was ten. My wife grew up here, and my kids go to school here,” the 44-year-old conditioner said. “There are so many great things about this state, from the beautiful weather, to the year round training, and the purses are through the roof out here.” Location aside, it is through the help of a superb team that O’Neill has flourished. Although it is his name on the entries, his barn is adorned with banners declaring “Team O’Neill.” That team is made up of his brother, Dennis O’Neill, assistants Leandro Mora and Jack Sisterson, and a barn full of dedicated and competent employees. Thanks to them, and a slew of fiercely loyal owners, O’Neill has been able to grow into a dynamite force in American racing in just the last decade. Washington-bred Classy Cara, by California sire General Meeting, was O’Neill’s first major stakes horse. In 2000, she won the grade II, $200,000 Fantasy Stakes prior to finishing third in the Kentucky Oaks (grade I). She was quickly followed by California-bred Sky Jack, who won the California Cup Classic Handicap by 4 1/2 lengths later that year. In 2002, Sky Jack won the grade II, $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap by 5 1/2 lengths as a precursor to taking the grade I, $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup by a nose.

Lava Man—Grade I, $1,000,000 Santa Anita Handicap—March 3, 2007

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Reddam and O’Neill also teamed up to make headlines this year, as the duo behind Kentucky-bred I’ll Have Another, the grade I Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner who is the leading contender for the Eclipse Award as Champion Three-Year-Old Male. The son of Flower Alley had a chance to become racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner, but was scratched from the Belmont Stakes (grade I) with tendonitis the day before the race. I’ll Have Another, who also won the grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Derby, was retired with earnings of $2,693,600. Other horses who have thrust O’Neill into the limelight include group II Godolphin Mile winner Sprint At Last and Japan Cup Dirt winner Fleetstreet Dancer, as well as grade I winners Sharp Lisa, Great Hunter and Square Eddie, along with Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (grade I) hero Stevie Wonderboy and Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint heroine Maryfield. What does the future hold for the charismatic O’Neill? He is high on an Atticus half-brother to California Nectar named Star Rocker, who finished third in his debut at Del Mar on Sept. 3. “He’s a real talented sort,” O’Neill said of the Cal-bred. He also noted that there are several promising unraced juveniles still in the barn. Whatever success could be on the horizon for O’Neill, it will be achieved with the help of his team. And while he travels around winning some of the country’s biggest races, O’Neill will continue to boast about his home state. “I sing the praises of California all the time,” he said. “I’d love to see more connections come out this way to race. If they did, the majority would want to stay.”

Mistical Plan Grade I, $400,000 Princess Rooney Handicap—July 12, 2008

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the second time in 2009, he had earned $5,268,706 with 17 wins, eight seconds and five thirds in 47 starts. O’Neill claimed Lava Man for $50,000 on Aug. 13, 2004, and the big gelding surprised with a 10-1 upset in the $58,800 Derby Trial Stakes at Fairplex Park next out. Over the next three years, Lava Man won the grade I Hollywood Gold Cup three times, the grade I Santa Anita Handicap twice and the grade I Pacific Classic at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. He won grade I events on dirt, turf and all-weather, but was unsuccessful in road attempts to the Jockey Club Gold Cup in New York, the Breeders’ Cup Classic in Kentucky, and the Japan Cup Dirt and Dubai Duty Free. Although Lava Man is retired now, he is still part of the team, working as a stable pony in his old barn. Fans still visit the son of Slew City Slew every week. More recently, young Cal-breds have become O’Neill’s forté. Notional made noise on the 2007 Triple Crown Trail, when he won Santa Anita Park’s San Rafael Stakes (grade II) and the Risen Star Stakes (grade III) at the Fair Grounds, before finishing second in Gulfstream Park’s Florida Derby (grade I). Thirtyfirststreet won the $100,000 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes in 2010, and the $200,000 Lone Star Derby in Texas the following spring, while the filly California Nectar won Santa Anita’s Santa Ynez Stakes (grade II) in 2011. She wasn’t the only Cal-bred filly whom O’Neill has guided to a stakes win; he also trained Mistical Plan, a daughter of Game Plan owned by Paul Reddam. This filly won the $250,000 Sunshine Millions Oaks and the grade II, $396,000 Fair Grounds Oaks en route to a fifth place finish in the Kentucky Oaks. She returned as a four-year-old in 2008, to win the grade I, $400,000 Princess Rooney Handicap at Calder Race Course.

Sky Jack—Grade I, $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup—July 14, 2002

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Reliable Source Regional Sales

by LISA GROOTHEDDE As the source of more than 150 graded stakes-winning graduates since its inaugural sale was conducted in 1990, Barretts Equine Limited has developed a solid reputation as the leading Thoroughbred auction company on the West Coast. On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the company will seek to enhance that track record with its newest batch of racing prospects assembled for the 2012 Barretts October Yearling Sale, which will be hosted at the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex in Pomona. Among the 237 entries are siblings to four of the five recent stakes-performing Barretts October graduates featured on the catalog cover. A Stormin Fever half-sister to Derby Gold, the $105,000 sale-topper in 2010 who won Santa Anita Park’s 2012 Echo Eddie Stakes, will be offered by Special T Thoroughbreds as agent for Win More Farm. Also emerging from the 2010 auction was Santa Anita’s 2011 California Breeders’ Champion Stakes winner Got Even, whose yearling Birdonthewire half-brother is featured in the 2012 Madera Thoroughbreds consignment. A Rockport Harbor half-brother to 2012 Wine Country Debutante Stakes winner Unusual Way, a $65,000 purchase at last year’s sale, complements the BTO consignment, while Havens Bloodstock Agency will offer a Bluegrass Cat halfsister to Speedinthruthecity, a 2011 Barretts October graduate whose three stakes placings include a runner-up finish in Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s 2012 Sorrento Stakes (grade III). Unlike the past two editions of the sale, which utilized a two-day format beginning with an evening session kickoff, the 2012 auction is scheduled as a one-day affair, starting at 1 p.m. “As the yearling crop available, as well as the crop available to sell, continues to downsize in California, it is an obvious choice to go to one day,” explained Barretts Vice President Bill Baker. “This is not only true because of cost savings to both consignors and buyers that come with spending one less day at an auction, but because of the anticipated neutral affect on the prices of yearlings by going to one day. I believe that because of the great decrease in the production and subsequent sale in lower-end yearlings that difference between the night and following day has become less

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significant than two years ago, when we started the night sessions.” “I think in order to return to a two-day or night/day format, we would either have to have a significant increase in (a) number of yearlings to offer or (b) real or perceived difference in value of the yearlings offered on the night and second-day sessions,” Baker said. High Expectations The 2012 Barretts October Yearling Sale will be supported by 25 consignors, who will manage 43 consignments. Of the horses entered, 209—88 percent—were sired or foaled in California, and therefore may be eligible for one or more of the state’s lucrative incentive programs. Baker pointed to the current national commercial market for yearlings as an indicator for the upcoming sale. “Since sales held prior to October (thru mid-Keeneland) have been generally strong and we have had a year for people to come to terms with the Golden State Series (as opposed to a few weeks last year, when the program was announced), our expectations are high for this sale,” he said. Among the leading active California sires represented by offspring in the 2012 catalog are Awesome Gambler, Benchmark, Decarchy, Kafwain, Lucky Pulpit, Marino Marini, Ministers Wild Cat, Sea of Secrets, Southern Image, Stormin Fever, Swiss Yodeler, Tribal Rule, Unusual Heat and Vronsky. Also cataloged are yearlings by the deceased stallion Salt Lake and the pensioned California leader Bertrando. Making their Barretts October debut are yearlings from the respective first crops of the California-based stallions Bushwacker, Desert Code, Dixie Chatter, Grazen, Idiot Proof, Papa Clem, Roi Charmant, Square Eddie, Tenga Cat, Time to Get Even and Whatsthescript (Ire). Also listed in this year’s catalog are sons and daughters of the prominent national sires Any Given Saturday, Awesome Again, Bluegrass Cat, Corinthian, Discreet Cat, Flower Alley, Forestry, Ghostzapper, Giant’s Causeway, Kitten’s Joy, Leroidesanimaux (Brz), Medaglia d’Oro, More Than Ready, Rock Hard Ten, Rockport Harbor and Tapit. Alongside the offspring of North America’s 2012 leading freshman sires Henrythenavigator, Majestic Warrior, Run Away and Hide

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from the family of the joint 2009 California Horse of the Year, Dancing in Silks. The horse with whom Dancing in Silks shared his statewide title, fellow 2009 Breeders’ Cup race winner California Flag, is featured in the immediate pedigree of a Dixie Chatter colt in Mary Knight’s consignment, which also includes a Sea of Secrets colt out of a full sister to the 2005 California Champion Older Female, Dream of Summer, the dam of 2011 Norfolk Stakes (grade I) winner Creative Cause. An Unusual Heat filly out of Miss Soft Sell, the 2005/2006 California Broodmare of the Year whose four stakes horses include the California champions Brother Derek and Don’tsellmeshort, anchors the River Edge Farm consignments, while the McCarthy Bloodstock draft features a Henrythenavigator filly out of a graded stakes-winning half-sister to the grade I-winning sires Roman Ruler and El Corredor and a Rock Hard Ten colt from the family of Cigar, a two-time Eclipse Horse of the Year. Listed under the Madera Thoroughbreds banner is a Birdonthewire filly whose catalog page boasts the 2012 dual grade I winner Questing (GB). Meanwhile, the Venture Thoroughbreds entries are highlighted by a Henny Hughes filly out of the graded stakes-placed stakes winner and dual graded stakes producer Instinct. A Square Eddie filly and an Unusual Heat colt who were produced by full sisters to the Cal-bred 2006 Eclipse Champion Sprinter, Thor’s Echo, are also cataloged; the former will be offered by The Cole Ranch and the latter will be consigned by West 12 Ranch. Also noteworthy is a Medaglia d’Oro colt out of grade II winner Ivanavinalot who is listed with Greg Fanning’s J & M Thoroughbreds consignment. Additional consignors participating in the 2012 auction are Julie Adair-Stack, Juan Aguilar, Jack and Barb Hatch’s Green Acre Stables, H & E Ranch, Pelican State Thoroughbreds, Megan Stiehr’s Ransom Ranch Equine, Seltzer Thoroughbreds, Willow Tree Farm, Woodbridge Farm and Tat Yakutis’ Yakutis Enterprises. For more information about the 2012 Barretts October Yearling Sale, call Barretts at (909) 629-3099 or visit www.barretts.com.

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and Street Boss will be first-crop yearlings by the graded stakes-performing stallions Dunkirk, Kodiak Kowboy, Parading, Pioneerof the Nile and Zensational. Havens Bloodstock Agency, last year’s leading consignor, is back for the 2012 auction with 52 yearlings in four consignments. Among the delegation are two youngsters offered on behalf of Liberty Road Stables: a Storm Wolf filly whose second dam is a half-sister to the California-bred 2011 Eclipse Champion Older Male, Acclamation, and an Awesome Again filly whose dam has produced three stakes horses, including the Hollywood Park grade III winner Just Wonder (GB). The Havens group also features a Dixie Chatter filly out of a winning full sister to the 2009 California Champion Two-Year-Old Female, Repo, and a Point Given filly out of a winning half-sister to 2004 Dubai Golden Shaheen (group I) winner Our New Recruit. Sam Hendricks will handle 23 yearlings, including a Tribal Rule colt out of the 2003/2004 California Broodmare of the Year, Rio Tejo, the dam of four stakes winners to date, as well as a Vronsky filly who shares a second dam with grade I winner Mistical Plan, the latter of whom is offered on behalf of Brandjes and Jensen. A pair of fillies by promising Kentucky stallions are featured in Adrian Gonzalez’s 22-horse Checkmate Thoroughbreds consignments: a daughter of Dunkirk out of the grade I winner and stakes producer Northern Emerald and a daughter of Midnight Lute out of the Cal-bred dual stakes winner and stakes producer Shalini. The 19 Harris Farms entries include a Papa Clem colt out of a winning full sister to the Cal-bred grade I winners Unusual Suspect and Golden Doc A, a Dixie Chatter halfbrother to the 2011 California Champion Two-Year-Old Female, Ismene, offered on behalf of Stephen Ferraro, and a Western Fame colt out of the 2004/2005 California Broodmare of the Year, Jetinwith Kennedy, the dam of four stakes winners, offered on behalf of Joan Rogers. Two Awesome Gambler youngsters highlight the 12-strong Lovacres Ranch consignment: a full brother to 2012 Santa Anita Oaks (grade I) winner Willa B Awesome and a filly

Derby Gold $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes—March 31, 2012

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The Grade California-Breds

Halo Dolly: A Real Showstopper

by MARCIE HEACOX California-bred Halo Dolly won her first graded stakes race in the grade II, $250,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Sept. 3. Coming off a victory earlier in the meet in the Aug. 19, $100,000 Solana Beach Handicap, the four-year-old filly settled into mid-pack until circling the leaders on the final turn and motoring home to win by 1 1/4 lengths at 5-1 odds. She finished the 1 1/16-mile journey over the firm Jimmy Durante Turf Course in 1:40.52, exactly one second off the track record. Favored stablemate City To City was second after a troubled trip, followed by Vivo Per Lei, Go Forth North, Camelia Rose (Fr), Byrony (Ire), Cosset and Broken Dreams. Halo Dolly contributed two of jockey Joe Talamo’s 12 stakes wins during the meet, which tied the record until Rafael Bejarano won a 13th on closing day. “This filly used to want to bust out of the gate and go, but now she’s gotten smarter,” Talamo said. “And that turn of foot she has makes her an especially good grass horse. She turns it on at the end.” Jerry Hollendorfer was the winning trainer, as well as coowner in a group that also includes Blackmore, Hoefflin, Hoefflin, O’Farrell, Robin, Tahajian and Todaro. Halo Dolly became the 22nd Cal-bred to win the race known as the Palomar Handicap from 1945 to 2011. Rod and Lorraine Rodriguez bred Halo Dolly at their Cottonwood Creek Ranch, by their private stallion Popular out of the unraced Comic Strip mare Spanish Halo. Halo Dolly is her sire’s first graded stakes winner. Her only sibling to start is Oksistka, a multiple group-placed winner in Russia who is sired by the Rodriguezes’ other private stallion, Roman Dancer. Lorraine Rodriguez said Halo Dolly was low maintenance

as she grew up on the farm. “You could tell she was very intelligent,” Rodriguez said. “She didn’t need to be fussed over. She was pretty easy to do anything with.” When Halo Dolly was a yearling, the Rodriguezes sold her to their trainer Greg James, who works from his Utah ranch and Golden Gate Fields. James also bought Spanish Halo, who’s due to deliver a full sibling to Halo Dolly around March. Rodriguez said she can’t regret selling a horse who becomes successful for new connections. “It’s kind of like it’s still your horse,” Rodriguez said. “She’s still a part of us, and we’re always so proud of her every time she steps out onto the racetrack.” Halo Dolly got her start at Golden Gate on Dec. 31, 2010, and broke her maiden two starts later for James. Hollendorfer and his partners bought her privately and, after two losses, she reeled off three allowance wins and her first stakes score in the $61,910 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Santa Rosa on July 30, 2011. She won her first of two-straight Solana Beach Handicaps at Del Mar in August, before a loss in the Cotillion Stakes (grade II) in Pennsylvania. She closed the year with one win from two more starts. This year has been Halo Dolly’s richest, with $375,726 banked, $150,000 of that from the Yellow Ribbon. Thus far she’s won six of nine starts, including two allowance races at Golden Gate, the $71,750 Fran’s Valentine Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park, the $60,950 Alameda County Fillies and Mares Stakes at Pleasanton and the aforementioned Solana Beach. Overall she’s 22-13-3-2 with $623,396 in earnings. Halo Dolly’s next start will likely be at Santa Anita Park in either the grade I, $250,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes, formerly the Yellow Ribbon Stakes, on Sept. 29, or the $125,000 California Cup Distaff Stakes on Oct. 13.

Grade II Yellow Ribbon Handicap Del Mar Thoroughbred Club—September 3, 2012

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Racing In Southern California

Del Mar Brings Out The Best In This Cal-Bred Trio

by EMILY SHIELDS Harrington is unsure of Tilde’s desire to run a route of ground, but said he would consider the $250,000 California Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes being run over 1 1/16 miles at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 13. Tilde is out of the two-time winner Self Taught, by Cee’s Tizzy. She has earned $195,060 with three wins in four starts. Fulfilled Promise As early as April of 2009, four months before John Scott debuted, trainer Carla Gaines noted that the son of Bertrando was one of the most promising horses in her barn. When he backed up that hype by breaking his maiden first out and then winning Del Mar’s $100,000 I’m Smokin Stakes during September, he appeared to be a true star in the making. Unfortunately, after finishing fourth in the grade I, $299,000 Norfolk Stakes at Santa Anita on Oct. 4, John Scott went to the sidelines and stayed there for more than two and a half years. He finally returned on Apr. 21, 2012, in a Santa Anita allowance race, and finished fourth again, but ran well considering the layoff. The prep helped immensely, and John Scott rebounded to win two consecutive allowance events at Betfair Hollywood Park. He then entered the grade II, $200,000 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar as the 3-1 favorite, but ran second by a half-length in a blanket finish on July 28. On Sept. 1, three and a half years after Gaines’ declaration, John Scott broke through with only his second stakes score, taking the $106,460 Harry F. Brubaker Stakes against open

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This year’s 75th anniversary meet at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club closed with stakes wins by three California-breds during its final days. The victors were a pair of promising two-yearolds with bright futures and an older horse who has been highly regarded since his juvenile season. Seaside Double Following in the hoofprints of Heleonor Rugby in 2011, Tilde won the $150,000 Generous Portion Stakes on Aug. 29, after first taking the $100,000 California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) Stakes on July 20. Those fillies are the only two to sweep the seaside track’s two annual contests for state-bred juvenile fillies. In the Generous Portion, Tilde broke well and settled in fourth before making a three-wide bid that saw her gain the lead in midstretch. As the 8-5 favorite in a field of nine, the daughter of Swiss Yodeler (Harris Farms) was guided to a three quarters of a length victory over 19-1 longshot Awe’ Some Kitten by Del Mar’s leading rider Rafael Bejarano. Tilde posted a time of 1.11:42 for the six furlongs. While trainer, owner and co-breeder Mike Harrington had called Tilde a “nice little filly” after the CTBA Stakes, he was more effusive after the Generous Portion. “This is how you want horses to run,” he said. “The last two races she has just kind of kicked away in the lane, which is kind of impressive. She won the first one pretty easy, that gave me confidence. But you never know in a horse race and there were some other fillies in there that are fast, but she was the fastest today.”

Tilde—$150,000 Generous Portion Stakes—August 29, 2012

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company. The game colt beat favored Kettle Corn by a neck, simultaneously defeating stakes winner Holladay Road, graded stakes winners Tres Borrachos and Positive Response and grade I winner Midnight Interlude. Under jockey Victor Espinoza, John Scott stalked the pace, before pouncing to complete the one-mile main track race in 1:36.52. Harris Farms owns John Scott and bred him in partnership with Scott Gross. The five-year-old gelding is out of the dual graded stakes-placed Deputy Minister mare Henlopen. John Scott has now earned $301,304 with five wins and a second in eight starts. Tribal Sweep The Ballena Vista Farm stallion Tribal Rule currently has a stranglehold on the $150,000 I’m Smokin Stakes. He sired 2011 victor Ruler of Dubai, and followed up that effort by siring the entire superfecta in the 2012 contest, run on Sept. 3. Native Treasure, The Humancomplaint, Strong Wind and Ballard Ruler swept the top four spots in a sixhorse field. Native Treasure, ridden by Juan Hernandez, sprinted to the lead early and never looked back, scoring by 1 3/4 lengths in 1:09.69 for the six-furlong main track contest for Cal-breds. The victory was the first stakes score at Del Mar

for trainer and part owner Ed Moger, Jr., who noted that the winner is “real athletic.” “I’ve been coming here for about 20 years, so yes, it feels good to win,” Moger said. Pam and Martin Wygod bred Native Treasure out of the winning Bertrando mare Visual Treat, whose dam Green Flash is a full sister to 13-time stakes winner Wild Lightning and a half-sister to the 1998 California Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Lacquaria, also grade I-placed as a two-year-old. A $2,200 purchase at the 2010 Barretts Wygod Breeding Stock Dispersal Sale, Native Treasure races for Moger, Vince Heeg, Pat Neary, Fred Walker and Scott Willoughby. He was the runner-up twice in stakes races in Northern California, first in the $54,650 Lost in the Fog Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on June 16, then in the $57,450 Everett Nevin Alameda County Stakes at Pleasanton on July 8. After finishing fourth in the $75,250 Cavonnier Juvenile, Native Treasure entered the I’m Smokin as a 14-1 longshot, while the impressive debut maiden winner Ballard Ruler went favored at 7-5. Strong Wind, who had won the $100,000 Graduation Stakes on Aug. 1, merited respect as well, but jockey Kevin Krigger lost the whip on the third-placed finisher. Native Treasure has now earned $138,330 with two wins and two seconds in five starts. Tribal Rule will stand for $6,500 in 2013.

John Scott—$106,460 Harry F. Brubaker Stakes—September 1, 2012

Native Treasure—$150,000 I’m Smokin Stakes—September 3, 2012

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A Blast From The Past

B. Thoughtful: Close To Perfection

by JACKIE BARNES There have been many great fillies and mares who have contributed to the grand history of Thoroughbred breeding and racing in California. California-breds such as Honeymoon, Variety Queen, Fran’s Valentine and Golden Ballet have left their marks not only on the track, but also in the breeding shed. A Cal-bred daughter of leading sire Don B. out of twotime winner Fluffy Thought, by Fair Truckle (GB), B. Thoughtful arrived on Jan. 29, 1975. Bred by William and Carole Bohm, her accomplishments both on and off the track have left an indelible mark on the Golden State. Under the guidance of Hall of Fame trainer Robert Wheeler, B. Thoughtful broke her maiden in her second start going five furlongs in :58 3/5 at Hollywood Park on June 5, 1977, paying $22 to win. Just 10 days later, she scored her first stakes win in Hollywood’s $34,200 Nursery Stakes at 5 1/2 furlongs in a field of 11. Wheeler, who had developed champions Silver Spoon and Track Robbery, now knew the precocious filly was something special. B. Thoughtful passed the acid test in her next start, the $102,225 Hollywood Lassie Stakes. Ridden by Don Pierce, the chestnut filly roared from off the pace to defeat the 3-5 favorite Sweet Little Lady, a multiple stakes winner. Clearly the leading two-year-old filly on the West Coast based on her two stakes victories, she was given a break by Wheeler. A fall campaign at Santa Anita Park’s Oak Tree Racing Association meeting with its rich stakes schedule was next for B. Thoughtful. The grade III, $34,300 Anoakia Stakes at seven furlongs on Oct. 19, was the perfect prep for the prestigious 1 1/16mile Oak Leaf Stakes being held just 11 days later. Wheeler had B. Thoughtful ready to face the debut maiden winner Grenzen who would prove to be one of her toughest rivals. Bet down to the 7-5 favorite, the Wheeler trainee was

guided by jockey Darrel McHargue down the stretch to catch Grenzen at the wire and post a neck victory. Although B. Thoughtful’s pedigree did not dictate that she could handle a distance of ground, her conditioner felt that any increased distance in her races would not be problem. In the grade II, $122,550 Oak Leaf, B. Thoughtful would face her two toughest challenges; the added furlongs, plus a competitive field of stakes performers. Ridden again by McHargue, she went off favored at 4-5. Grenzen ridden by Bill Shoemaker, set the pace followed by High Pheasant and Equanimity. McHargue had B. Thoughtful running comfortably behind this trio to the top of stretch before he timed her stretch run perfectly to catch Grenzen and draw away to an impressive 3 1/2-length victory. High Pheasant finished a further eight lengths back in third. Voted the California Champion Two-Year-Old Female of that season, B. Thoughtful was ranked on the Free Handicap at 118 pounds and her earnings of $174,755 easily made her the richest Cal-bred juvenile of the year. B. Thoughtful’s four subsequent stakes wins included the prestigious Hollywood Oaks (grade II) in 1978, and grade I La Canada Stakes as a four-year-old. She was voted the California Champion Three-Year-Old Female and Champion Older Female, and also won the Valkyr Trophy in 1978 and 1979. Her dam Fluffy Thought, the California Broodmare of the Year in 1978, also produced that year’s dual stakes winner Rhonda F. In the breeding shed herself, B. Thoughtful was the dam of two stakes-placed winners, including Select Few who was the runner-up in the 1998 Hollywood Prevue Stakes (grade III), while this female family’s stakes winners include the 1988 grade I winner Hollywood Glitter. With final totals of 19-9-3-3 and $424,755, this stellar performer leaves her mark as one of California’s all-time greatest distaffers.

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Ballena Vista Farm Now And The Future Are Exciting Times At Ballena Vista Farm

Ballena Vista Farm boasts a world-class facility and showcases the best stallion roster in the state with Tribal Rule and Benchmark ranking among California’s top four leading sires by money won in 2012. Rounding out the roster are third-year sires Dixie Chatter and Idiot Proof, both grade I winners who will have their first crops to the races next year. Currently second on California’s general sire list with progeny earnings of more than $2.8 million, Tribal Rule continues to dominate West Coast two-year-old sire standings, leading all sires in 2011, and again in 2012, by earnings and winners. The Storm Cat son was California’s leading freshman sire in 2006, and with Georgie Boy’s grade I Del Mar Futurity win, he topped the two-year-old sire list the following year. Tribal Rule’s on-track success is reflected in the sales ring, as his 2012 two-year-olds in training average of $52,667 is more than eight times his stud fee. Dixie Chatter, a grade I winner by Dixie Union, earned $484,606 in three stakes-winning seasons, and received the second-highest weight among colts and geldings ranked on the 2007 Experimental Handicap. His first-crop yearlings include a California-bred filly out of Miss. Eulee who sold for $85,000 at Fasig-Tipton’s July Sale this year. Benchmark, a three-time grade II winner by Alydar, was California’s leading sire of two-year-olds in 2003 and 2005. A perennial sire leader by winners and races won, Benchmark has progeny earnings of over $1.8 million in 2012, and is fourth-ranked on the California general sire list. His 33 stakes winners include grade I winners Brother Derek, Idiot Proof and Silent Sighs. A grade I-winning-millionaire, Eclipse Award finalist and track record-holder, Idiot Proof will stand his third season in 2012, as a partnership of Don and Karen Cohn, the owners of Ballena Vista, and Martin and Pam Wygod. A precocious two-

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year-old, Idiot Proof won his June 2006 Hollywood Park career debut by nearly eight lengths. Breeders are excited to see his first-crop juveniles race in 2013. Ballena Vista Farm encompasses more than 220 acres consisting of pastures irrigated by numerous fresh-water wells and individual paddocks (grass or dry) of varying sizes, all with wood four-rail fencing and V-mesh wire for safety. There is also a quarter-mile training track with a starting gate and a six-horse Claydon indoor exerciser to help meet all your equine needs. New for the 2013 breeding season is a state-of-the-art breeding complex, including an eight-stall stallion barn, adjoining grass turn-outs, covered round pen, laboratory, and a breeding shed to accommodate the high standards of excellence required by our resident stallions. Additional pastures are being added in the upcoming year. Ballena Vista has at its helm Manuel Ochoa, whose career spans 40-plus years in the California industry. Manuel has assembled a team of industry professionals: Becky Ocampo (Office Manager); Jeanne Davis (Sales and Marketing); Miguel Jimenez (Broodmare Manager); Frank Ochoa (Operations Manager); and Marcelino Gordillo (Facilities Manager). Together the team has more than 100 years of hands-on Thoroughbred experience. We pride ourselves on providing the best possible care for mares and foals, breaking and training of young horses, sales preparation and rehabilitation of injured horses. There are personnel available around the clock for constant supervision of your equine athletes. In depth and meticulous attention is given to every detail of our equine residents and Ballena Vista Farm stands by its motto “Integrity, Commitment, Compassion . . . It’s All Here.” Please visit our web site www.ballenavista.com for more information and photos.

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Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms A New And Exciting Option For California’s Thoroughbred Breeders Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms, LP, located in the beautiful Diamond Valley area of Hemet, California, is set on a picturesque hill near the huge Dominigoni dam that houses California’s largest man-made lake. With 85 acres of continuously farmed land and sitting on the site of many past Thoroughbred breeding farms, Brazeau Thoroughbred Farm or BTF as it is called by many, is a new and ever expanding, full-service facility. Purchased in March of this year, by Paul and Aileen Brazeau, long-time Thoroughbred owners who previously had Delta Farms in Rancho Santa Fe, the farm is managed by partner Nadine Anderson. BTF has grown and transformed extremely quickly, from a once neglected and run down ranch, to a busy, beautiful and re-energized property. Everything on the farm has been torn down and replaced or rebuilt, all with great attention to detail and comfort for the horses. The farm has a Eurosizer, seven eights of a mile track with an uphill gallop and starting gates, oversized training stalls, two round pens and a bull pen, multitudes of small lay-up pens, and many turnouts. The large pastures for broodmares and young horses are in the process of being seeded and will be beautiful green fields in a few months. The freshly revamped farm offers a full lineup of services including, breaking and training, sales preparation, lay-ups, breeding, foaling and boarding. One of the biggest projects, after the completion of the new barns at BTF, is the planting of alfalfa fields. With a huge abundance of excellent water from two high yielding wells, BTF plans to grow and cut enough alfalfa each year to satisfy the needs of the farm’s horses. With this kind of self sufficiency, BTF will not feel the strain of escalating hay prices, and will enjoy an ongoing stability with their own quality hay. The training barn at BTF currently has 35 horses under tack, with many of these vanning up to either Hollywood Park or Santa Anita Park for works, then coming home. With the excellent surface of the track at home, the horses can be conditioned to be race ready and spend less time sitting in stalls at the racetrack. The goal of everyone at BTF is to make each and every horse in it’s care as happy and healthy as possible, the large staff is spearheaded by manager Nadine

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Anderson, a past licensed trainer who has a deep and loving respect for the Thoroughbred racehorse. In charge of breaking and exercising the horses in training, Jesus Lopez has worked with Nadine for over seven years, and broke the great Bob Black Jack under Nadine’s guidance, when they were at Getaway. Managing the office and all the special projects, is longtime horsewoman, Marci de la Torre. With a background in farm management and an owner and breeder herself, Marci has been instrumental in getting all of the construction organized and the various projects up and running. Cheyenna Ortiz does all the trimming and shoeing, as well as assisting with breeding and handling the weanlings, and she often works directly with the farm veterinarian, Dr. Hugh Gibbs. Head contractor Al Bryant has done the construction on every building, barn, stall, fence, gate, post, and anything that has been redone, rebuilt, or torn down and removed. Quite an undertaking, but the makeover has been so worth it! The website will soon post an excellent potfolio of before and after photos. The stallion roster presently has one name on it, Best Minister. A stakes winner from the family of the multiple grade I winner Winter Memories, and by sire of sires Deputy Minister, Best Minister has sired the multiple winners Best Logic, Jules Gold and My Royal Knight. He will soon be joined in the stallion barn by the recent winner A Kings Life. Just a four-year-old and still on the track, “Kings” is a son of the sire Silic (Fr), and a half-brother to stakes-placed Overextended. His dam, a Gulch daughter, is a producer who is out of the stakes-winning Dixieland Band mare, Dixieland Dream. When crossed with daughters of Best Minister, Kings will add the Sadler’s Wells blood that will make a pedigree very close to that of Winter Memories. A Kings Life will stand for a complimentary fee to all approved mares for 2013. The future looks very bright for all involved with BTF. With the addition of a turf gallop and an aqua tread already in the works, and the good mare Molly’s Prospector (dam of Bob Black Jack) in foal to Unusual Heat, as well as 15 other mares due for 2013, and 26 weanlings who look fabulous, Brazeau Thoroughbred Farm has a lot to look forward to.

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E.A. Ranches The Auerbach Family’s 1,000-Acre Full-Service Facility

Few Thoroughbred operations in California have the size and facilities comparable to E.A. Ranches. Built on 1,000 acres in Ramona (60 miles east of Del Mar), the expansive, sweeping pastures of E.A. Ranches offers young horses the room to run and grow on a magnitude uncommon to the Golden State. Ernest Auerbach, who passed away at the age of 93 in February of 2010, created E.A. Ranches around the belief that the early development of horses—exercise, nutrition, close attention and care—are fundamental to success at the racetrack. It is designed to maximize spaciousness and safety, with an eye on efficiency and beauty. Under the direction of Farm Manager Marguerite Eliasson, E.A. Ranches offers the full range of equine services, including broodmare care, lay-ups, breeding, foaling, sales preparation, breaking and training. Accommodations range from individual grass turnout paddocks to 20-acre pastures for mares and foals, with the large fields averaging 10 or fewer horses. The farm facilities include: a 16-stall breeding barn; two broodmare and foaling barns, with 16 stalls and 10 stalls, respectively; and a pair of 15-stall and 14-stall yearling barns. The training center has a five-furlong track, a starting gate, both a 24-stall and 12-stall training barn, plus 45 large outdoor paddocks. As an additional training resource, the farm offers four miles of maintained jogging trails over varied terrain. These beautiful tree-lined trails can provide an excellent physical and mental break in the routine of young horses, and have been credited with the successful rehabilitation of numerous older racehorses. Dr. Gary Cranney is the veterinarian at E.A. Ranches, while an equine nutritionist monitors the feed and evaluates the nutritional program on a regular basis. E.A. Ranches is located within minutes of Ballena Vista Farm and Golden Eagle Farm and can provide a home-base for your mare during the foaling and breeding season. The farm will stand seven stallions in 2013: Game Plan, Rocky Bar, Chattahoochee War, Spensive, Soul of the Matter, Drum Major and Anziyan Royalty. Representing a number of different sire lines, they provide breeders with a wide variety of options. Game Plan, by five-time champion sire Danzig out of Easy

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Goer’s brilliant full sister Cadillacing, by Alydar, currently boasts 23 stakes winners and 25 stakesplaced runners. A leading West Coast all-weather surface sire and with overall earnings of more than $12.2 million, his top runners include the grade I winner Mistical Plan ($816,790). Rocky Bar, whose five crops of racing age have already produced the $437,126-earner Carlsbad, a multiple graded stakes winner in Southern California. The grade III-placed stakes-winning son of In Excess (Ire) will stand his second year at E.A. Ranches in 2013. Chattahoochee War, a grade I-placed graded stakes-winning son of War Chant who earned $553,416, relocated to E.A. Ranches for the 2012 breeding season. His initial crop are twoyear-olds of 2012. Spensive, a grade II-placed stakes-winning son of Ponche, by perennial leading sire Two Punch, relocated to E.A. Ranches for the 2011 breeding season. His first full crop are three-yearolds of this year, and already include a couple of winners. Soul of the Matter, by Private Terms, is a grade I winner of $2,302,818 whose progeny, including this year’s grade I-placed stakes winner Mobilized, have earned more than $12.6 million. Drum Major is the only graded stakes-winning son of Dynaformer standing in California. The $423,836-earner’s initial crop are yearlings of 2012. Anziyan Royalty, a grade II-placed stakes-winning son of Anziyan, by Danzig, relocated to E.A. Ranches after the 2012 breeding season. He currently has four crops of racing age. E.A. Ranches takes great pride in the number of top Southern California runners who have graduated from its program. California champion Belle’s Flag ($570,297) and local graded stakes winners Queen of Wilshire ($441,102), Lottery Winner ($487,425), Grab the Prize ($322,690), Tres Paraiso ($361,375) and $329,699-earner Star Cross (Arg), amongst other leading performers, were all either foaled, raised and/or trained at E.A. Ranches and serve to validate the effectiveness of its methods. Manager Marguerite Eliasson invites the public to arrange a visit to E.A. Ranches or for information to call the farm at (760) 789-1498 or alternatively contact her via e-mail at earanches@aol.com, or visit the E.A. Ranches web site at www.earanches.com.

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Harris Farms Classic Production From Harris Farms Programs An outstanding stallion roster highlights Harris Farms’ commitment to California’s breeding industry. Each year, over 350 broodmares pass through our breeding shed, the first step in a comprehensive program which has produced numerous world-class competitors. Unusual Heat, California’s leading sire since 2008, with over $35.5 million in lifetime progeny earnings, heads the Harris roster for 2013. Swiss Yodeler, a perennial leading juvenile sire with earners of over $23.8 million, and Lucky Pulpit, California’s leading freshman sire of 2010, are important contributors to the success of the breeding programs. Grade I winner Heatseeker joins our other promising young stallions and sires Thorn Song, Lucky J. H., Desert Code and Tizbud. This high level of success on the racetrack and from our breeding shed continues to be the primary goal at Harris Farms, which has accounted for 29 California divisional champions, 19 California Cup champions, and six Horse of the Year honors for the farm and its clients. Stakes-class runners and $250,000-plus winners raised and/or trained at Harris Farms have amassed earnings exceeding $39 million. Thoroughbred stars who trace their roots to Harris Farms include 2000 Eclipse Horse of the Year Tiznow, the only two-time winner of the Breeders’ Cup Classic (grade I), Breeders’ Cup Sprint (grade I) runner-up Soviet Problem, grade I winners Alphabet Kisses, Healthy Addiction, Greg’s Gold, Cost of Freedom, Thor’s Echo and Nashoba’s Key, and grade II winners Unzip Me, Ceeband, Compari, Continental Red and Moscow Burning. The Harris Farms Horse Division dates back over 40 years to the vision of John Harris and his father Jack, both cattle ranchers, farmers and horsemen who wanted to devote part of their operation to the breeding, raising and training of Thoroughbred racehorses. The horse division represents just one area of the larger Harris Ranch operation, which also operates California’s largest cattle feed yard, as well as thousands of acres planted in almonds, vegetables and citrus. The acclaimed Harris Ranch Restaurant and beautifully appointed Harris Ranch Inn provide a welcome oasis to weary travelers along I-5, and also serves as a gathering place

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for important political, social and charitable events attracting a wide audience. Harris Farms is not just a Thoroughbred nursery, it is a California institution, providing thousands of jobs to the state’s vital Great Central Valley. Currently, Harris Farms’ horse division includes the 320-acre main farm located north of Coalinga, just east of the I-5, as well as the 200-acre part of the Harris River Ranch devoted to horses. The main farm boasts a full commercial facility, offering a wide range of services, from breeding and foaling to breaking and training, for both Harris Farms and its many loyal clients. The pastoral Harris River Ranch, where John and Carole Harris make their home, is located 50 miles east of the main farm. The rich, sandy loam soil and underlying limestone work with ideal water conditions to nourish 200 acres of large, expansive pasture conducive to the proper growth and development of weanlings and yearlings. Cared for by River Ranch manager Laurie Brown, her assistant Craig Allen and the River Ranch staff, young horses are well prepared for the rigors of the racetrack or the sales ring. Both the main farm and the River Ranch cater especially well to young horses, together totaling 520 acres of lush, irrigated pasture that provide the ideal environments for future stars to grow and develop into sound and healthy racehorses. President and owner John Harris entrusts his horse division to a loyal and committed group of hard-working employees. The Harris team is led by General Manager David McGlothlin and farm trainer Per Antonsen, both of whom have been with the farm since 1981. Dr. Jeanne Bowers serves as the farm’s resident veterinarian. Other key members include Raul Rosas, assistant farm manager and stallion manager, and assistant trainer Lisa Torres-Antonsen. Dr. Raquel Herrero and Dr. Virginia Castillo Hernandez assist with the veterinary team and Patty Lagden leads the foaling crew. The courteous administrative staff consists of: office manager Janie Davis; Debbie Correia, administrative assistant to John Harris; accountant Brooke Fry; and receptionist Randele Gibson. All are ready to field any questions or requests you may have about our operation. Please feel free to call. Also schedule an appointment to tour the facilities, or visit the Harris Farms web site at www.harrisfarms.com.

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Legacy Ranch The Jewel Of The Foothills

Legacy Ranch is now in the seventh year of operation at its beautiful Northern California facility in Clements, approximately 45 minutes southeast of the Sacramento Airport and at the base of the Sierra Foothills. With 145 acres of lush green pastures, spacious barns and an expansive five-eighths of a mile training track, its residents and clients couldn’t be happier. Owners Pete and Evelyn Parrella are fortunate to have some of California’s most notable owners and trainers as clients. Some of the services offered are breaking, training, lay-ups, breeding and foaling. Legacy offers the outstanding stallion Papa Clem for the 2013 breeding season. Everyone is looking forward to some great racehorses from this sire. The farm is hopeful that Papa Clem will give the California breeding and racing industry the boost it has needed. A homebred millionaire for Bo Hirsch, Papa Clem entered stud at Legacy Ranch in 2010. He boasted an 89 percent infoal rate for his first two crops and covered 66 mares this year. By leading sire Smart Strike, sire of two-time Eclipse Horse of the Year, Curlin, as well as champion turf horse English Channel and 2010 Preakness Stakes (grade I) winner Lookin at Lucky, Papa Clem has proved to be an exciting addition to California’s stallion ranks. In 2009, he defeated that year’s three-year-old champion Summer Bird in the grade II Arkansas Derby and was a very troubled fourth in the Kentucky Derby. His female family speaks of three generations of top graded stakes horses. His

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dam, Miss Houdini, was a grade I-winning juvenile in her second start, the Del Mar Debutante Stakes. Papa Clem’s second dam, the brilliantly fast Magical Maiden, won the Hollywood Starlet Stakes at two and Las Virgenes Stakes at three, both grade I events. Pete is currently the Vice President of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) and as if that doesn’t keep him busy enough, he also oversees Parr Lumber Company—his international wholesale lumber and plywood distribution center located in Chino, California. Ev sees to it that everything from marketing and aptly naming the horses to staff relations runs smoothly. She also oversees the operation of the Legacy Ranch vineyard, “Legends and Vines.” The Hadley family has been with Legacy Ranch for 28 years. Shaun Hadley is the Ranch Manager and on-site trainer. He makes sure that every horse leaving the ranch is in the best racing condition possible and ready to run on any track in the country. His wife, Anita, directs the successful breeding program, as well as the care of mares and foals. Their daughter Roxann, is the track outrider, helping coordinate the morning workouts and adding her personal touch to the sales preparation program. For more information regarding Legacy Ranch and its services, please contact Shaun Hadley at (209) 712-8943 or the office at (209) 759-3315. Please visit Legacy Ranch’s web site at www.legacyranchinc.com. Everyone there looks forward to hearing from you.

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Los Laureles Training & Equine Therapy Center Historic California Farm Showcases New Faces

What do you get when you combine a historic property, a rehabilitation center, a class trainer and an operation that finds new careers for ex-racehorses? You get the Los Laureles Training and Equine Therapy Center, which offers all of those things and more. The massive, 724-acre facility is located at the old Windfall Farms, formerly Creston Farms and originally Cardiff Stud Farm, a sprawling Kentucky-style property with plenty of room for horses to roam. Large, irrigated pastures highlight the farm, as well as a six-furlong training track complete with starting gate. The farm was initially developed into its current world-class state in the 1980s, and was purchased by longtime Jeopardy host Alex Trebek during the 1990s. Trebek sold it in 2005, and while there was concern that the farm would be developed for housing, it is now safe thanks to Angie Hager and Mike Scully, who moved from San Francisco and joined forces with renowned trainer Carlos Cabello in April, to bring this farm to fruition. Cabello recently moved from Dignitary Downs in Temecula to join the Los Laureles team. The patient trainer has a unique, quiet style of breaking and schooling, and often uses hill work as a method of strengthening muscles. He is known as being one of the better “get ready” trainers in the state of California, earning him the nick name “The Best in the West.” Thanks to the expansive facility, Los Laureles offers foaling services and boarding for broodmares, yearlings and weanlings, as well as sales preparation. Retirement and pasture board is also available. “We feed all of our horses Triple Crown product as well as Platinum Performance,” Hager said. The horses want for nothing at this majestic Paso Robles farm, located in the heart of wine country.

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Scully, a 25-year veteran of the horse industry, has trained over 40 national show champions. Hager worked in human and sport rehabilitation for 20 years and has competed as a three-day eventer. The combination of rehabilitation therapy and equines unites her two passions. “Mike and I have spent a lot of time working closely with veterinarians to research protocols,” Hager said. The farm offers an Aquapacer underwater treadmill for fitness and muscle strength and a Vibration Therapy plate for tight muscles and joints. “Most of the horses cross train with the water treadmill as part of their program,” Hager explained. The undervalued water exercise is an indispensable tool when it comes to customizing fitness workouts for each horse on an individual basis. “We use heart-rate monitors to evaluate conditioning, as well,” Hager added. Other services offered to horses in training or on lay-up include time in the Equi-Gym, massage, ultrasound, laser therapy or acupuncture. It is such a destination that the non-profit organization CANTER is now using it to house ex-racehorses waiting to be adopted out to new homes. “We joined with Los Laureles three months ago,” said its Executive Director, Ali Dacher, “and we are very excited about it. They have an amazing facility with everything in one place.” CANTER, which began in Michigan in 1997, has affiliates all over the country. They list adoptable horses on the internet, and can be reached online by visiting www.canterusa.org. To learn more about Los Laureles Training and Equine Therapy Center, visit www.horserehabilitation.com or contact Hager at horserehab@gmail.com.

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Lovacres Ranch Lovingier Family Developing A Farm With An “Altitude” Lovacres Ranch is into only its sixth year of operation at its current Warner Springs location, and it is still expanding. Put into service late in the summer of 2007, the 520-acre layout includes the old Folgner Ranch and remains a work in progress. “The six-furlong training track is in full use, full time,” said owner Terry Lovingier, “and we have broken more than ©Mesaros 100 horses on it during the first three years.” Lovingier is enchanted by the beauty of the setting. “I 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.” The owner, 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. Lovacres is a full-service facility, offering breeding, foaling, boarding, breaking, training and sales preparation, and will stand a trio of stallions for the 2013 breeding season. Awesome Gambler, who won the 2007 Alydar Stakes and is the only son of Coronado’s Quest standing in California, was California’s leading freshman sire of last year. Among his earners of more than $1 million in 2012, is the 2011 California Champion Two-Year-Old Female, Willa B Awesome, the winner of this year’s grade I, $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks whose broodmare sire is the pensioned Lovacres sire Nineeleven. Out of an unraced Deputy Minister mare, Awesome Gambler is also the sire of 2011 graded

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stakes-placed winner River Kiss and 2012 stakes-placed winners Awesome Annie and Awe’ Some Kitten. Bushwacker, by Outflanker out of the two-time winner Musical Score, retired to Lovacres in 2010. The 2007 Vernon O. Underwood Stakes (grade III) winner earned $285,840. Owned by trainer William L. Currin in partnership with Alvin Eisman, Bushwacker was bred to more than 50 mares in each of his first two seasons at stud. Time to Get Even also made his stud debut at Lovacres in 2010, when he was bred to 48 mares. The winner of the 2007 Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes (grade III) is a son of Stephen Got Even and Tomisue’s Pleasure, by Seeking the Gold. 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 AllAmerican 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 last year’s $89,900 Barretts Debutante Stakes and $87,800 Barretts Juvenile Stakes. 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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Magali Farms A Proven Formula For Success

Magali Farms is located in the heart of the magnificent Santa Ynez Valley. Its 238 acres of lush, irrigated pastures and beautiful landscaping provide a picturesque setting beneath the gentle slopes of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Magali Farms is a full-service facility offering breeding, training, sales preparation and recuperation for lay-ups. The main barn, situated amid the 158 acres that make up the farm’s breeding operation, is considered the jewel of Magali Farms with its classic early California Spanish architecture and graceful landscaping. The main barn houses the farm’s offices and features complete laboratory and breeding facilities, as well as deluxe stalls, including foaling stalls equipped with video cameras and monitors. The barn’s design ensures the utmost comfort and safety of each horse with its wide aisles, well-ventilated, oversized stalls, automatic fly control system, wash bays, sun pens and individual grass paddocks for daily turn-outs, especially for the lay-ups. The farm features more than 11 miles of quality four-rail wood and mesh fencing surrounding each of the irrigated pastures. The horses flourish in this pastoral setting that allows for plenty of room to roam and graze in pastures ranging in size from two to 40 acres. Every paddock and pasture is individually fenced with wide alleys separating each from the next. Each pasture has its own covered feeding shelters with automatic watering systems Magali’s training center is located on 60 acres adjacent to the breeding center. A deluxe 45-stall barn is the centerpiece. The barn is spacious, light and well-ventilated. It features large, windowed stalls with overhead fans and

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an automatic fly control system. There are also 38 outside covered stalls, irrigated paddocks, a 62-foot covered round pen, a 250-foot by 150-foot outdoor arena, an Equi-Cizer, and a five-eighths of a mile training track with gates and banked turns. With Magali’s top of the line training facilities, your horse can be kept in light, moderate or full training and conditioning and still have the chance to ‘let down’ a bit and be turned out each day to enjoy grass pastures. The environment at Magali also allows a horse to just enjoy a ‘refresher’ from the daily rigors of racetrack living and still be kept in condition. The farm’s knowledgeable staff works closely with your veterinarian and trainer to follow through on each stage of their recommended rehab schedule. The goal of Magali Farms is to provide a comfortable, clean and quality environment for each horse on the grounds. Quality feed, deeply bedded stalls, irrigated pastures and an attention to detail by the farm's experienced staff are examples of the quality services provided for each horse at Magali. The farm is home to: grade I-winning millionaire and graded stakes-producing Good Journey; and dual graded stakes winner Decarchy, out of the 2002 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year, Toussaud. Fellow stallions Atticus, Global Hunter (Arg), Mr. Broad Blade and Roi Charmant also call Magali Farms home. Manager Tom Hudson invites you to call (805) 6931777 and schedule your visit to the farm to tour the facilities and meet the staff. Check out the Magali Farms web site at www.magalifarms.com.

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Milky Way Farm 100-Acre Facility In Temecula Since 1967 Now Specializing In Thoroughbred Horses This year Milky Way Farm surpassed even our best expectations. Our breeding program, headed by Dr. Steve Colburn, began very busy and never slowed down. One Man Army and Roman Commander had tremendous foals born this year. The biggest excitement was the arrival of the first foals sired by Sundarban, a winning son of A.P. Indy out of a Storm Cat daughter of Sky Beauty, who joined our stallion roster in May of 2011. This year, Sundarban’s wonderful acceptance by California breeders resulted in a book of 48 mares. The successes of A. P. Indy as not only the sire of sires but as the broodmare sire of some of this year's finest race horses, has been a dominate theme in Thoroughbred world The Temecula Valley is located between the major racing centers of Southern Calfornia and has a long history with horses and farms. The farm was founded by Leland and Esther May Mekeel in 1967, and evolved into one on the largest Arabian farms in California. The farm covered upwards of 350 mares per year, as well as delivering 100 or more foals per year. Over the years, the farm focus has changed. With encouragement from neighbor Dan Schiffer, Milky Way has become a full-service Thoroughbred facility. A large portion of the 100-acre facility is dedicated to the farm philosophy of providing the best possible care of the horses as well as taking care of their owners. We strive to keep in close contact with our owners and make sure they know we welcome their input into their horses well being. Milky Way also encourages them to visit the horses as much as possible. The farm is comprised of three-to four-acre pastures which are planted each year for seasonal grass. The broodmares who reside year-round on the farm or those arriving for stallion service, seem to really enjoy the serenity of the large pastures. During foaling season, our broodmares are monitored around the clock by our foaling staff. A new foaling facility was built in 2011. In addition, weather permitting, we also have a grass paddock, used exclusively for the foaling mares to give them more room to maneuer during delivery. After weaning and basic training, foals are turned into large fields in small groups to grow. Yearlings are either prepared for the yearling sales ring or sent out for basic saddle work. Milky Way’s lay-up program provides several options to

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meet the needs of each individual horse. In addition to stall care, it has 24x24 paddocks, as well as 100x100 for some time off to rest or recovery from an injury. Milky Way has been so fortunate through the years to have many wonderful horses and owners. Begining with horses from the Charlie Whittingham barn in the 1970s to the incredible clients of today, Milky Way is so grateful for the wonderful clients, owners and trainers that have entrusted us with the care of their broodmares, stallions, young stock and race horses. Our special owners include Crystal Valley Farm, Jeff Stiefel, Kendell Mann, Davonne Stables, The Hat Ranch, Dan Schiffer, Mel, Anabelle and Gary Stute, Black Diamond Racing and Brown Family Racing, just to name a few who have made our lives here so special. The stallions One Man Army, Roman Commander and Sundarban made the breeding season a dream come true for us. The roster of mares for the stallions this year included stakes winners, as well as mares who have produced winners, stakes winners and graded stakes winners. The best stallions in the nation were represented on the farm by their daughters, including Kingmambo, Distorted Humor, Giant’s Causeway, Dixie Union, Dynaformer, Unusual Heat, Malibu Moon, In Excess (Ire), Yankee Gentleman, Groovy, Skywalker and Bertrando, to mention but a few. Milky Way’s lay-up program has had great success this year, with several horses returning to the winner’s circle at Santa Anita Park, Hollywood Park and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, we are so very proud of these horses. Milky Way enjoys being in the horse business. The staff has years of experience. Linda Madsen has been with horses all her life; learning and growing with each new experience. As members of the California Thoroughbred Farm Managers Association (CTFMA), with Linda currently in her fourth term as Vice President, Milky Way is able to discuss, share and incorporate ideas from other farm managers into its program. Each year is a new beginning in the world of livestock. Each foaling season brings new hopes and dreams for the future. We are totally committed to the horse industry and plan to be here for a long time.

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Old English Rancho Home Of Eclipse Award Winner Acclamation & One Of California’s Most Historic Thoroughbred Farms The famed Old English Rancho has returned back to its glory days due to its six-year-old homebred Acclamation, the 2011 Eclipse Champion Older Male and California Horse of the Year who boasts $1,958,048 in earnings and a seven-race winning streak, including two 2012 grade I victories, going back to May of last year. Old English Rancho’s 400-acre spread in Sanger, located 15 miles east of Fresno, is home to one of the state’s most historic and successful Thoroughbred breeding establishments. Even though it moved almost lock, stock and barrel to the Central California location a number of years ago, Old English Rancho had operated the area as a breaking and training ground for its yearlings for some 40 years prior to that. With its administrative headquarters still in Ontario, Old English Rancho didn’t miss a stride in its move, continuing the success it has known from its beginnings just prior to World War II. At peak time, the farm is home to more than 300 horses. A key factor in the farm’s success over the years has been its stallion roster, which currently features Vronsky, Cyclotron, Held Over Again, Surf Cat and Big Bad Leroybrown. Vronsky’s progeny have earned more than $2.1 million and include the 2012 grade II winner Norvsky ($616,444), third-crop sire Cyclotron’s eight winners from 10 starters include a stakes victor and Held Over Again’s first crop of foals are three-year-olds of this year. Surf Cat, a six-time grade II-winning millionaire, has two-year-olds of 2012, while stakes winner Big Bad Leroybrown entered stud at Old English Rancho this year. In about 1948, Old English Rancho originally put down its Southern California roots and imported a stallion from England. That was when Ellwood B. Johnston, well-known as “The Pie Man,” took his fortune and invested it in Thoroughbred horses. He wasn’t alone in the endeavor—partner Ted Tepper joined him. The pair first bought 37 acres of land in Chino and then 120 acres in Corona. They stood Old English as their first stallion, prompting

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Oscar Otis of the Daily Racing Form to tag the operation “Old English Rancho.” The name had a special ring to it, so it stuck. In 1955, Johnston bought a parcel of land adjacent to Ontario Airport and turned it into the Old English Rancho, as most California horsemen know it today under the ownership and management of The Pie Man’s son E.W. “Bud” Johnston and his wife Judy. Nearly 500 stakes winners have been foaled and raised at the historic farm, such as Ruth Lily, Real Good Deal and Generous Portion, as well as the subsequent Californiabred champions Something Lucky, Stylish Winner and Somethingmerry. The farm also bred the brilliant filly June Darling, along with 2002 Golden State champions Above Perfection and Disturbingthepeace. Other recent graduates of the farm include the grade I winners Georgie Boy, Golden Doc A and Unusual Suspect, grade I-placed stakes winner Bel Air Sizzle and grade II winners Burns, Lethal Heat, Pretty Unusual and Tucked Away, as well as 2009, 2010 and 2011 stakes winner Excessive Passion. Old English Rancho has also been home to some very successful stallions over the years. They included Unusual Heat, The Pie King, Lucky Mel and Windy Sands, as well as Fleet Nasrullah who sired such fine offspring as Century, Coursing and Fleet Treat, along with the leading stallions Don B. and Gummo, the latter of whom was the sire of Ancient Title and Flying Paster. The great traditions of Old English Rancho’s past are maintained by Bud Johnston to this day. The family and farm personnel, headed by Patsy Berumen and Jonny Hilvers, the latter of whom represents the fourth generation of Johnston family through his father Peter who is married to Bud and Judy’s daughter Mary, continue their successful methods of breeding, hands-on treatment of mares and foals, prenatal care, feeding and training at the new site. Primary among their efforts is to ensure that Old English Rancho continues as a major player in the future, in both the breeding and racing spheres of the local industry.

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Pegasus Training & Equine Rehabilitation Center Care Without Compromise

Unparalleled care and cutting-edge technology come together at the Pegasus Training & Equine Rehabilitation Center, located in Redmond, Washington, just outside of Seattle. The 100acre facility promises “care without compromise” of the equine athlete, both racehorses and sport horses. Renowned heart surgeon and Thoroughbred owner Dr. Mark Dedomenico, a 40year veteran of the racing game, is the genius behind the equine center. He is most recently famous for the exploits of his $3,279,520-earning filly Blind Luck, the 2010 Eclipse Champion Three-Year-Old Filly, but also campaigns the likes of Washington Bridge and City to City. Attuned to the needs of horsemen and world-class athletes, Dedomenico had long envisioned building an equine paradise. The Pegasus Center is the realization of that dream. Pegasus combines state-of-the-art medical treatments with leading exercise and therapy methods to return horses from injury to their peak fitness. Veterinarians and trainers across the country choose Pegasus for its spectacular facility, advanced equipment and dedicated staff. The farm’s beautiful barns feature 12x12 box stalls with SoftStall mats and automatic fly spray systems. Security cameras and fire and water alarms have been installed, as well. The barn aisles are paved with rubber bricks for both cushion and traction. There are eight large, flat pastures, seven smaller grass pastures, and 10 sand paddocks, all of which are separated by grass lanes for optimum safety. Head trainer and Director of Horse Operations, Mike Puhich, trained horses in California, Kentucky, New York and Texas before moving to the farm, and won the Lone Star Derby in 2005 with Southern Africa. He has a wealth of options available on the Pegasus Center’s grounds: the farm has a beautifully-maintained five-eighths of a mile Polytrack training track, an indoor area with the same footing, and seven EuroCisers, including an indoor, heated one. Pegasus offers both an equine swimming pool and an Aqua-Tred for low-impact exercise that maintains muscle

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tone and cardiovascular fitness. The 16-foot deep pool has automated chlorination and pH systems to keep bacteria from the water, and is tested daily. Both forms of water exercise can be used in conjunction with the center’s Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber. Pegasus is one of the few rehabilitation centers that boasts such a chamber, which has been proven to promote healing by increasing the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream. In addition to bone or soft-tissue trauma, various other ailments are treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, such as colic, ulcers and pulmonary bleeding. Pegasus also uses an Equine Solarium, which uses heat from infra-red lights to stimulate blood flow and improve circulation. The lights are also used to quickly dry a horse after aquatic therapy. A horse’s training regiment is designed to fit its individual needs. Cross-training—the use of more than one method of exercise—is often employed, giving the horse more methods for reaching their peak. This also reduces the risk of injury from repetitive exercise and develops muscles in more areas of the body, quickly. Puhich is not the only equine expert on hand. Rehabilitation Manager Jason Orman trained horses in the United States, but also in Saudi Arabia and Singapore. He was responsible for the early achievements of graded stakes winners Laura’s Lucky Boy and Rock Hard Ten. Consulting Surgeon Dr. C. Wayne McIlwraith graduated with a veterinary degree from Massey University in New Zealand in 1971. He has amassed numerous honors of the years, including an induction into the University of Kentucky Equine Research Hall of Fame in 2005. Pegasus offers breaking and training at a day rate of $57, but swimming pool or underwater treadmill therapy can be added to the horse’s program for $65 per day. For more information, please call (425) 898-1060 or visit the farm online at www.pegasustrainingcenter.com.

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Rancho San Miguel Quality Stallions Highlight This Breeding And Sales Prep Operation Rancho San Miguel is one of the leading stallion stations in California. The farm, nestled in the coastal foothills northwest of Paso Robles, is blessed by cool evening breezes off the Pacific Ocean. Its central location allows the farm to serve clients from both the northern and southern regions of the state. Rancho San Miguel is led by its General Manager of over 25 years, Clay Murdock. In addition, the on-site veterinarian, Dr. Joseph (Jake) Lynch, Amanda Poore, Kasia Tomaszewic, Jorge Cruz, Dogie Lujan and Mary Ann Waiton make up the outstanding management team that insures quality care is provided to all horses on a daily basis. The Rancho San Miguel stallion roster consists of: Comic Strip, Marino Marini, McCann’s Mojave, Onebadshark, Sierra Sunset, Slew’s Tiznow, Southern Image, Storm Wolf and The Pamplemousse. Comic Strip, by Red Ransom out of the winning Saratoga Six mare Now That’s Funny, was a graded stakes winner on both dirt and turf. Comic Strip has progeny earnings of over $7.2 million. Marino Marini, a son of Storm Cat out of the grade I winner and $1,460,992-earner Halo America, was graded or group-placed on both dirt and turf, in the United States and Europe. His progeny have lifetime earnings of more than $7.2 million and 2012 earnings over $1,000,000 lead by the dual stakes winner Starlight Magic. McCann’s Mojave, California’s champion older male of 2004, by Memo (Chi), won five of his six first starts and retired with 12 wins from 35 starts. He won a total of eight stakes races on dirt, turf and all-weather over five consecutive years. McCann’s Mojave’s lifetime earnings are more than $1.5 million. His first foals are two-year-olds in 2012. Onebadshark, by Diligence out of Color Unlimited,

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was a dual stakes winner who earned more than $200,000 during his career and set a new track record as a two-year-old at the Solano County Fair running five furlongs in :56.73, which still stands. Sierra Sunset, a grade II winner by Bertrando out of Toot Sweet, stood his first year at stud in 2012. He was on the board in nine out of 14 starts, four of which were black-type wins with earnings of more than $450,000. Slew’s Tiznow, by Tiznow out of Hepatica, is a record-setting, grade I-performing dual stakes winner. Slew’s Tiznow is a full brother to record-setting, multiple graded stakes winner Slew’s Tizzy. Slew’s Tiznow will have his first foals in 2013. Southern Image, by Halo’s Image out of Pleasant Dixie, won six out of eight starts, three of which were grade I wins, including the Malibu Stakes and the Santa Anita and Pimlico Special Handicaps. Southern Image was California’s leading third-crop sire with progeny earnings of more than $2.3 million for 2011, led by chief earner Calibrachoa. Storm Wolf, a graded stakes winner by Stormin Fever out of Exclusive Rosette, won by no less than six lengths in three out of five starts. He broke his maiden at Santa Anita by seven lengths, came back to win an allowance by 7 1/2 lengths and then won by six lengths in the grade II Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes at Hollywood Park. Storm Wolf’s first crop are two-year-olds of 2012. The Pamplemousse, by Kafwain out of Comfort Zone, won three of five starts, including Santa Anita’s Sham and San Rafael Stakes, both grade III events. He was the odds-on favorite for the garde I Santa Anita Derby before sustaining a career-ending injury. The Pamplemousse’s first crop are foals of 2012. Rancho San Miguel’s goal is to attract the highest quality stallions and broodmares, providing them with the best care possible. We are dedicated to outstanding quality service and look forward to serving you.

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SK Racing Stable A Peaceful and Tranquil Farm: Perfect For Rehabilitation Or Just Growing Up

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Nestled in the rural community of Valley Center and within stallion rich San Diego County is SK Racing Stable. The acquisition of this beautiful 35-acre facility has enabled SK Racing Stable to consolidate its breeding and nursery/lay-up programs into one location and to expand its ability to offer outside services. A more peaceful farm would be difficult to locate. Creeks, waterfalls, bridges, gardens and birds abound the property while mature oak trees provide natural shade. Horses are content here and thrive in the tranquil setting. The farm boasts a rich history originating as Jackson’s Arabian Nursery in the late 1960s. In 1985, the property was sold and renovated, becoming the distinguished breeding and racing operation of Valley Creek Farm. Famous residents of the farm have included Lady’s Secret, the 1986 Eclipse Horse of the Year and 1992 Hall of Fame inductee, and Snow Chief, the 1986 Preakness Stakes winner and Eclipse Champion Three-Year-Old Male, as well as the California Horse of Year from 1985 to 1987. Lady’s Secret, who lived out her years on the property, has a beautiful Memorial Garden in her honor. SK Racing Stable is excited about restoring and preserving the tradition and history of its predecessors while attaining excellence themself. Being a semi-private farm and as a Thoroughbred breeder and owner herself, farm owner Shirley Kimball knows the importance of running a cost-effective, efficient farm while not jeopardizing the welfare of the horse. An avid horse lover since childhood, Shirley has spent years trail riding, playing polo and riding hunters and cross-country. She graduated from the University of California, Davis with a BS degree in Zoology. She left her position as Senior Program Manager at Qualcomm Inc. to pursue her passion of raising Thoroughbred racehorses. Combining her extensive business knowledge with her horse expertise, she is uniquely able to provide clients with quality care while watching their dollars. She enjoys being part of the day-to-day operation of the farm. Owning and operating SK Racing Stable is a dream come true. It isn’t just the beautiful location and quality care that makes SK Racing Stable so ideal, it’s also the expert staff. Onsite farm manager Eduardo Serrato boasts over 15 years of farm and racetrack experience. His expertise is in the handling of young and/or difficult horses.

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One of the farm’s niches is accommodating horses who don’t fit into the larger operations. In addition to the individualized care the horses receive, it is the staff’s understanding of horses and the ability to allow them to be themselves, that sets SK Racing Stable apart. Specializing in mare/foal care, the farm has plentiful pastures dedicated to broodmares, foals, weanlings and yearlings. There is a training/sales preparation area where initial ground work is done with yearlings. It is complete with a barn, a Eurociser and simulated gate and trailer training structures. Another one of the farm’s strength is its rehabilitation and lay-up program. The farm has various sized stalls, pens and paddocks to accommodate all phases of lay-ups, and has been very successful in nursing horses back to health from severe tendon bows, fractures and colic surgery. As a foster facility, many retired racehorses have called SK Racing Stable home while transitioning both physically and mentally from race track life. Events such as barn decorating and open houses have been hosted on the farm where people of all ages can visit a horse farm and touch a racehorse. Four stallions will be standing at SK Racing Stable for the 2013 breeding season. New this season, the farm is excited and pleased to offer the fifth leading second-crop sire of Californiabreds, Under Caution (A.P. Indy—Coldheartedcat, by Storm Cat). Also available will be Tale of the Hills (Tale of the Cat— Out of the Hills, by Capote), who serviced 46 mares in 2011, Royal Memory (Royal Academy—Memorable Moment, by Secretariat) and Bandido de Amor (Event of the Year—Saros Luck, by Saros (GB)). The latter three stallions have the distinction of being the only sons of their sires at stud in California. You are invited to make SK Racing Stable home to your mare while she is visiting the many great stallions located in Southern California, or have her be a year-round resident allowing her foals to grow up and thrive on the farm prior to starting their careers as racehorses. So, when in the area, come for a visit. Walk the grounds, visit the peaceful and serene Lady’s Secret Memorial Garden and check out the stallions, the mares, the foals and the yearlings. There are also horses of all ages available for sale. For more information on SK Racing Stable, please visit www.skracingstable.com or call (760) 443-9523.

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Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC A Leading California Farm Achieving Success Through Dedication To Excellence Tommy Town Thoroughbreds is continuing to pursue their goal of becoming one of California’s premier breeding farms, as well as a top training facility. The stallions standing in 2013 are Kafwain, Ministers Wild Cat and Old Topper, all multiple stakes winners, in addition to Grazen. Tommy Town was established in 2000 by Tom and Debi Stull with the purchase of a 165-acre ranch, formerly known as the Westerly Training Center, in the lush Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County. To accommodate growth, the Stulls have acquired an additional 200 adjoining acres. The training side of the farm has 100 stalls, a custom equi-cruiser, and a sevenfurlong track that is maintained by two full-time workers. On the breeding side, there is a 35-stall foaling barn. With over 350 acres of land, the farm offers pasture boarding for mares, foals and yearlings year-round. Tommy Town has been successful in assembling and retaining an outstanding team. The Ranch Manager, Mike Allen, joined Tommy Town in 2001. Esteban Melchor, assistant stallion manager since 2001, was promoted to stallion manager in 2008. To ensure effective rehabilitation of injured horses, the farm works closely with Alamo Pintado Equine Clinic, in addition to the breeding veterinarian, Dr. Bill Stevenson, who specializes and is expert in the care of broodmares and foals. The farm has 40 employees who live on site. Although Tommy Towns’ focus has been breeding, racing and private sales have become of equal importance in the last few years. The training program at the farm, excellent pedigrees and exceptional facilities are utilized to prepare horses to race in California, but also in Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Kentucky and a variety of East Coast states. This program has resulted in Tommy Town being very successful with racing. Tommy Town also offers breaking, sales preparation, lay-up and rehabilitation for a return to racing. Tommy Town has bred and trained many successful racehorses, including several stakes winners. U R All That I Am, a Tommy Town homebred, earned $426,740, and now that she has completed her racing

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career, is still owned by Tommy Town as a broodmare. They have also occasionally purchased some outstanding individuals for racing and possible retirement as stallions or broodmares. Whatsthescript (Ire), an earner of $1,000,164, is a prime example. In addition to racing, Tommy Town also sells horses in the sales ring and privately. A few notable privately sold or claimed horses who went on to race were Top This and That ($422,262), You Lift Me Up ($477,717), Topper Shopper ($345,476), Sierra Sweetie ($316,400) and Tommy’s Topper ($200,179). Kafwain, by Cherokee Run, was purchased by Tommy Town in 2008, and stood in Kentucky for the 2009 season. Kafwain came to California to stand at Tommy Town in 2010, and was a leading California sire during 2011. He has six racing crops so far, with progeny earnings over $12 million. His leading earners are grade I winner Daisy Devine ($764,916), multiple stakes winner Third Chance ($441,624) and grade III winner Don't Forget Gil ($370,737). Minister’s Wild Cat, out of Hollywood Wild Cat, by Deputy Minister, began his stallion career in 2006. His 2007 foals began racing in 2009. Ministers Wild Cat was the leading freshman sire of California-breds in 2009. With four racing crops, his progeny earnings have exceeded $4 million. Bailouttheminister ($213,134) is his leading earner, followed closely by Going for a Spin ($211,452), a Tommy Town homebred filly who is still racing. Old Topper, California’s leading freshman sire in 2004, leading second-crop sire in 2005 and leading third-crop sire for 2006 has nine crops racing with progeny earnings over $15 million. Old Topper has an impressive 75 percent winners to starters ratio. Top This and That and Topper Shopper are his leading earners. Tommy Town also bred and owns Ain’t No Other ($277,173), who continues to race and won an impressive five races in a row. For more information, please contact Mike Allen at (805) 686-4337, or visit Tommy Town Thoroughbreds online at www.tommytownfarms.com.

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Victory Rose Thoroughbreds A Combination Of Choice And Convenience In California

Ellen Lee Jackson owns and manages Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville, California. This 63-plus acre training and breeding facility is now in its 22nd year of operation at this location. The farm is centrally located, 55 miles east of Golden Gate Fields and 15 miles West of the U.C. Davis Veterinary Hospital, and offers easy highway access off Interstate 80 or Highway 505. Farm amenities include a well banked, half-mile track, large indoor arena for all-weather training, six-horse freestyle Equi-Ciser, 100-plus stalls, 60 individual covered pens, and more than 50 acres of lush, irrigated pastures with safe, galvanized pipe fencing. Victory Rose is a full-service breeding facility with conscientious care, all-night camera surveillance and the Foal Alert system for foaling mares. Dr. Irwin Liu, an internationally renowned equine reproductive specialist, personally oversees the busy breeding program. Victory Rose will stand five stallions in 2013. Behrens: this grade I winner of $4,563,500, whose progeny earnings total more than $4 million from nine crops of racing age, will stand his fifth season in California for a fee of $1,000 live foal. Special considerations will be given to mares with speed pedigrees or who are sprint producers. Globalize: a precocious two-year-old with three wins in four starts, including a grade III victory, was also a grade II winner at three and earned $623,650 overall. His runners have shown tactical speed that carries them a route of ground on grass, all-weather and dirt surfaces. Globalize is the sire of last year’s dual stakes-winning two-year-old filly City Route and his stud fee is $3,000 live foal. Many Rivers: retired from racing in 2010, he is a stakesplaced son of Storm Cat out of the multiple stakes-producing Affirmed mare Christmas in Aiken. Many Rivers is a threequarter-brother to the prominent national sire Harlan’s Holiday and stands for $3,000 live foal. His first foals arrived in 2012.

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Sea of Secrets: relocated to Victory Rose for the 2012 breeding season, he boasts 80 percent starters from foals, 74 percent winners from starters and average earnings per starter of more than $49,000. The son of Storm Cat consistently ranks among the top 20 active California sires, and at a fee of $2,500 live foal guarantee, offers great value to prove a mare or to get that runner. Bold Chieftain: this grade II-winning California champion earned $1,653,171 before retiring to stud at Victory Rose in 2012. By Chief Seattle, a dual grade I-placed son of Seattle Slew, he stands for $3,000 live foal. In collaboration with Dr. Liu, Victory Rose has established a unique niche in the breeding industry by specializing in sub-fertile stallions and problem mares. While not all of the breeding stock at Victory Rose have had prior fertility problems, many breeding shed disappointments have been returned to top conception producers over the years. We find barren mares a challenge rather than a disappointment or problem! From birth to retirement, Victory Rose handles all phases of your horse’s care. Foaling-out, halter breaking, sales preparation, ground breaking, saddle breaking, leggingup, race training, mare care, lay-ups and rehabilitation are all services available at Victory Rose. Race training at the farm or racetrack is offered and the farm uses the Maryland Shin Programs to prepare all of the young stock. Victory Rose’s intimate relationship with U. C. Davis provides it with the best in surgical options and cutting edge veterinary care. Victory Rose keeps a large sampling of weanlings, yearlings and horses of racing age on hand to represent their stallions. An excellent place to privately purchase race or breeding stock, visitors are always welcome. Day care, training prices, stallion nicks, stud fees, farm photos, etc., can be found online at www.victoryrose.com.

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West 12 Ranch A Rich History Of Personalized Service Makes Northern California Farm A Leader In Its Region

West 12 Ranch Inc. resides in the valley between Stockton and Sacramento, nestled comfortably between Napa-like vineyards. The delta breeze allows for a temperate climate and the perfect setting to raise some of California’s finest Thoroughbred racehorses. The husband and wife team of Matt and Barbara Butterworth own and operate the 40-acre full-service farm, having taken over operations in 1987. “We’ve been in the business for 25 years, and we like to say that we are big enough to serve your needs, but small enough to know you,” Barbara notes. “We know what is going on with every one of our horses, and they each have individual care.” The Butterworths’ focus is divided between caring for the horses and building trust with their clients. “We’re not an operation that has only been around for a few years. People trust us, and our long-term clients know that we make decisions based on how we would want the horses treated if they were our own. When you do business with West 12, we want you to be successful.” The couple is modern in their approach to keeping their clients updated by sending updates and photos so that owners are apprised of what is going on. West 12 offers a 72-foot diameter EuroCizer for rehabilitation and exercise. Trainers like those horses coming into their stables who have been on the EuroCizer because they are more fit. The ranch has irrigated pastures that are never overtaxed or overcrowded. West 12 uses the Foal-Alert system and cameras to help monitor the mares and newborns during the foaling season. The Los Caballos Vet Clinic is only 30 minutes away, while just an hour away are the University of California, Davis, Veterinary Hospital, Golden Gate Fields and the Pleasanton racetrack at the Alameda County Fair.

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The Butterworths go above and beyond in helping the owners with both registration and arranging hauling to stallions in the state or transportation for out-of-state studs. “Our goal is to make the owners’ lives easier. We handle those time-consuming arrangements to make out clients lives easier.” As a sales agent, West 12 also does very well, especially at the annual Barretts October Yearling Sale. They take sales preparation seriously, starting with good nutrition and ending with what they fondly call “elbow grease.” They also agent at mixed sales with a focus on having well turned-out horses. After losing the promising young sire Richly Blended in 2006, West 12 added Tough Game to their operation for the 2008 breeding season. The speedy son of Mr. Greeley won 10 times in 27 starts while amassing earnings of $300,330. He is gathering popularity as a stallion, thanks in part to his two crops hitting the track. “Tough Game’s foals are smarter than any foals from any other studs we’ve stood in 25 years,” Butterworth said. “Trainers keep telling us that they aren’t hyper, and have the stamina to go all day. He’s had small crops, so you won’t see them at the sales, but if he continues to do as well as he has, that will change.” From only six starters, Tough Game has done quite well. His juvenile daughter Toughtoconvince won smartly in her debut at Golden Gate on Aug. 26. A three-year-old filly, Mardi’s Tough Game, has won twice this year, while another, Tough N Funny, has been second in her first two starts. Thanks to their client-driven business philosophy and dedication to individualized care, West 12 is a premier Central Valley destination for Thoroughbreds care. Make sure to visit them online at www.west12ranch.com.

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F E A T U R E

Horse Care

High-Risk Pregnancies: Treating The Mare

by HEATHER SMITH THOMAS Treatments for a mare who is threatening to lose her pregnancy will vary, depending on the cause of the problem. The treatment for placentitis (inflammation and infection of the placenta) usually includes antibiotics, and is generally based on how severe the infection is, and how the fetus is responding to this condition. The main treatment for this situation, and for managing a high-risk pregnancy where the fetus is showing a lot of stress, is to try to relieve that stress and keep the uterus from contracting. “A whole range of treatments can be initiated, depending on the evaluation of the fetus,” says Dr. Ahmed Tibary, Professor of Theriogenology, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Washington State University. “If there is an infectious process going on, such as if the mare has been in surgery, or has placentitis, she needs to be on systemic antibiotics and also on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs,” he says. Jon Palmer, VMD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Neonatal and Perinatal Programs at the Connelly Intensive Care Unit at New Bolton Center (University of Pennsylvania), points out that some of the signals the mare is sending out, telling her to make a bigger udder, that she's getting close to foaling, etc., are mediated through prostaglandins, which Banamine blocks. This helps quiet the uterus and halt the udder development. “The three things that I use for these mares are antibiotics, Regumate and Banamine. Beyond that, there are other treatments that some veterinarians use, such as drugs that will hopefully increase blood flow to the uterus. Some veterinarians use simple therapies like vitamin E, which might help if the foal experiences a drop in oxygen. This vitamin might help prevent some of the damage that occurs,” says Palmer. Many practitioners try to reduce the uterine contractions. “This can be done by providing the mare with more progesterone. Regumate tends to relax the uterus. Some mares may be put on a double dose of Regumate during these episodes,” explains Tibary. Michelle LeBlanc, DVM (Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky) uses a double dose of Regimate in mares with placental infection. A single dose may not be enough to keep the uterus quiet. “Data from studies I did when I was in Florida indicate that placental infection is an inflammatory event in which the mare produces pro-inflammatory cytokines. Those are substances produced by white blood cells when there is inflammation in the body. This inflammation leads to generation of prostaglandin E2 (PgE2) and PG F2alpha,” she says. “Those prostaglandins are found in the allantoic fluid (that surrounds the fetus). Their levels become very, very

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high—in placental infection—much higher than in a normal pregnancy. Those hormones, the prostaglandins, will cause uterine contractions and cervical relaxation, initiating labor, and it’s a very rapid event. The foal is unfortunately just going along for the ride and is being kicked out too soon,” she explains. A therapy that has been evaluated in a research setting is the injection of dexamethasone into the uterine fluids. “It blocks all the cytokines and thus blocks generation of prostaglandins—since cytokines are what make the prostaglandins. It also speeds up maturation of the fetus. Dexamethasone is put into the uterus by amniocentesis (injection through the abdominal wall into the uterus), which is easier to do in women than it is in the horse, because it's a different type of placenta and a larger portion of the placenta can be visualized by ultrasonography in the woman,” she explains. “This is what we might need to do in the horse, but the procedure itself can lead to abortion, or delivery of a premature foal who is not viable. So right now, we don't have a good way to do all the treatments that are needed to possibly stop the inflammatory process. In addition, many times we identify the disease too late for any treatment to stop the inflammatory cascade,” she says. “Another thing we have learned in recent years in managing the stressed fetus is to try to provide additional oxygen to that fetus,” says Tibary. When there’s a problem, one thing leads to another, and before you know it the placenta is not carrying enough oxygen to the fetus, and this will soon become fatal. Palmer says that if the foal’s heart rate is abnormal, we must try to relieve the foal’s distress by giving the mare intravenous fluids and more oxygen. There are several ways to improve oxygenation of the fetus. “Depending on the level of stress, and how far the owner wants to go with expenses, there are drugs like pentoxyphiline which helps to scavenge many of the byproducts of inflammation and also promotes oxygen supply,” says Tibary. Vitamin E is also used in large doses in treating some cases of placentitis and a stressed fetus. Mares who are not doing very well should also be on a dextrose or glucose drip because this is the main nutrient for the fetus. For example, if a mare has colic and abdominal pain, one of the things you need to do is stop feeding her, because of her GI problem, yet this is hard on the fetus, says Palmer. “A mare who is sick for any reason might stop eating. There are metabolic changes that occur in the mare that will affect the fetus, and may even tell the fetus to come early. We find that putting the sick mare on intravenous solutions that include glucose (sugar) can make a difference to the fetus in terms of survival. Despite the fact we can't feed the mare, we can still try to make sure that the mare is able to feed the foal,” says Palmer.

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In some situations, mares have such a severe and poor blood perfusion that they are put on oxygen to improve their condition and help get more oxygen to the fetus. “Even if the mare has normal lungs and normal oxygen, delivery to her blood she may not be getting enough oxygen to her foal. One thing we can do is put that mare on oxygen. It may enhance the amount of oxygen the foal gets. If the mare is given more oxygen, more of it is liable to get through her bloodstream to the foal,” explains Palmer. “Increasing the mare’s blood oxygen a little bit may help transfer a significant amount to the foal. This is more efficient in the horse than in other species.” The oxygen is administered to the mare with a simple cannula (tube) in the mare’s nostril. As she breathes in, she takes in a higher percentage of oxygen than normal room air. Palmer feels this may make a difference for the foal. Risk For The Foal “Sometimes we try to define the high-risk pregnancy— categorizing it as risk for embryo or fetal loss, or a high risk for the mare herself,” says Tibary. “In the latter situation the mare is already compromised in one way or another. A third definition includes anything that would be a problem for the foal. Some of these cases may also predispose the mare to problems, but not during the pregnancy. Her risk would come during or right after foaling. The mares that have prolonged pregnancy and placental edema may be at higher risk for early placental separation (red bag) or placental retention, for instance, which can be deadly in mares,” he explains. “As pregnancy advances, the high-risk pregnancy will eventually turn into a high-risk foal. We try to manage the pregnancy but also must be looking at the end result and whether the foal will be compromised. In the case of placentitis, when the foal is stressed, it may survive even if it is delivered a little early. It’s not like a premature foal who is not ready to survive outside the uterus. With placentitis, the fetus has had more time to adjust and can mature quickly at the end of the pregnancy,” he says.

Placental edema and red bag (premature placental separation).

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At the other extreme is the abnormally long pregnancy. Some mares go a month or so overdue. “This can be highrisk for the foal. We see quite a few prolonged pregnancies, particularly in cases of congenital hypothyroidism of the foal. In our region, this has been linked to mustard toxicosis (if mares have been eating mustard plants). Once in a while, we have years where this happens more often. There’s also the typical prolonged pregnancy due to fescue toxicosis. This problem also leads to placental edema, placental separation at birth (red bag) and lack of milk in the mare,” says Tibary. With any of these situations, you want to closely monitor the mares as they approach foaling, and be present when they foal. “If a mare comes into the hospital with a uterine torsion or had a colic surgery and is in her tenth month of gestation, we might want to keep her and monitor her closely in case she begins foaling. With mares that have had a problem and resolved it earlier, we don’t keep them in the hospital, but many owners will bring them back for a foal watch—just to make sure everything goes okay.” Some of these foals will be normal, and some will need help. “It depends on how critical the mare’s condition was and whether the foal was severely compromised. If the situation was extremely severe, most mares cannot carry the pregnancy; they will just abort. At that point there is nothing you can do to save the foal,” he says. But if a mare is threatening to abort and she is close to term, or in advanced pregnancy, an abortion can be very devastating for the mare. It is much harder on her than a normal birth because the reproductive tract is not yet ready for foaling. When the mare has a serious problem, some people want to take the foal out early, but Palmer explains that the best thing to do for that foal is to treat the mare, rather than try to get the foal out early. “A foal in trouble may be more likely to survive in the uterus than in my intensive care unit,” he says. Continued on next page

Placentitis after the mare has foaled.

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F E A T U R E

Twins

Horse Care Cont’d. “We want to keep that foal in the uterus as long as possible—as long as we think he is able to survive there. If we come to the point where we think he's going to die, then we want to get him out quickly, but I am very concerned about taking him early. Most often what we need to do is make the mare’s uterus a better environment for the foal, rather than trying to reproduce that in the foal Neonatal ICU, which is very difficult.” LeBlanc says it is extremely important to identify problem mares early, and stop the spread of inflammation, before the process is too far along. Monitoring pregnant mares closely is crucial, since you may only see a very subtle sign that anything might be wrong. If you suspect a problem, your veterinarian can then measure the progestins and possibly estrone sulfate, and evaluate the pregnancy with ultrasonography. If these parameters are changing, then you know something is going on, says LeBlanc. “Always keep a very close eye on mares who have had a problem in an earlier pregnancy. They are much more apt to have a problem again.” “Often there isn’t much we can do to keep mares from aborting or foaling too early. We put them on drugs and we keep a very close eye on them. Sometimes we are lucky, and sometimes not,” she says.

“One problem we occasionally see is late- or mid-term twins. We prefer to take care of this (and eliminate one of the twins) before 20 days of gestation,” says Tibary. But breeders who are not checking the mare and monitoring the pregnancy may not realize she has twins. Sometimes twins are discovered later in the pregnancy, and there are procedures that can be utilized to get rid of one fetus. “But all of these techniques are associated with some risks for the mare and a potential to lose both fetuses, at this stage of gestation. The farthest along that we can try to eliminate a twin is before 150 days. This requires surgical techniques and will put the other fetus at risk,” he says. Beyond 150 days, you just hope that abortion of both is done safely, or that the mare can carry and deliver the twins, even though the prospect for safe delivery of healthy twins is extremely low. Sometimes you are lucky, but more often it’s a disaster. “For every instance of a normal birth with healthy twins, there are many more cases of losing them, or even losing the mare,” he explains. So it is important to check the mare early in gestation and take care of any twin pregnancy at that time. “Mares who have twins often bag up and make an udder early, but they rarely have a discharge,” says LeBlanc. “In those cases, I would do a trans-abdominal scan to see if they have twins, and if so, I would let those mares abort, or abort them with drugs,” she says. Twins who are allowed to go to term often have a very complicated delivery (putting the mare and foals at risk) and the mare’s future ability to carry a foal may be impaired, even if she does survive. This is a risk most breeders do not want to take.

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Leading Sires in California

Available Statistics Through September 3, 2012 Leading Sires by Number of Races Won

Leading Sires by Money Won Rank Sire Runners 1. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . .100 2. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145 3. Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127 4. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 5. Giacomo# . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 6. Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 7. Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 8. Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . .101 9. Southern Image . . . . . . . . . .79 10. In Excess (Ire)† . . . . . . . . . . .98 11. Aragorn (Ire) • . . . . . . . . . . . .92 12. Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 13. Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . .84 14. Redattore (Brz)• . . . . . . . . . .70 15. Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . .35 16. Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . .95 17. Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 18. Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . 49 19. Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 20. Popular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 21. Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . .76 22. Olmodavor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 23. Formal Gold • . . . . . . . . . . . .66 24. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 25. High Brite * . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 26. Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . .86 27. Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 28. Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 29. Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 30. Cee’s Tizzy † . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 31. Siberian Summer * . . . . . . . .39 32. Perfect Mandate * . . . . . . . . .42 33. Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 34. Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . .26 35. Ten Most Wanted . . . . . . . . .43 36. Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 37. Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 38. Rocky Bar # . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 39. Freespool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 40. Momentum . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 41. Silic (Fr) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 42. Muqtarib † . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 43. Cindago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 44. Capsized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 45. Comic Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 46. Sought After . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 47. Flame Thrower . . . . . . . . . . .39 48. Our New Recruit * . . . . . . . . 21 49. Stormy Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 50. Crafty C. T. • . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Starts 499 645 684 621 477 646 482 550 444 461 455 385 398 327 168 455 413 238 155 184 377 347 375 183 325 404 177 256 285 248 224 196 37 104 251 190 171 199 316 274 100 96 71 147 134 100 167 106 164 83

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Races Won 83 98 98 116 60 96 55 90 61 61 53 77 48 40 18 68 49 33 27 39 47 55 50 27 47 59 22 39 38 39 32 36 12 14 23 20 28 40 35 27 10 15 15 21 20 16 19 16 22 12

Earnings $3,558,591 2,659,530 2,254,348 1,840,118 1,645,908 1,635,212 1,483,950 1,445,843 1,369,535 1,302,195 1,290,069 1,204,198 1,142,474 1,093,716 1,091,400 1,074,315 975,071 885,028 781,011 760,677 755,674 737,928 724,169 717,939 659,070 578,305 574,234 562,150 556,686 523,157 513,625 486,766 476,742 458,963 393,378 386,663 366,349 359,328 351,557 346,696 336,402 334,409 313,089 301,475 288,809 280,893 275,235 265,128 250,158 242,510

Rank Sire

Runners

1. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . .112 2. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . .145 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . .127 4. Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . .120 5. Ministers Wild Cat . . . . .101 6. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . .100 7. Salt Lake * . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 8. Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . .95 9. Southern Image . . . . . . . .79 In Excess (Ire) † . . . . . . . .98 11. Giacomo # . . . . . . . . . . . .98 12. Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . .86 13. Bertrando † . . . . . . . . . .112 Olmodavor . . . . . . . . . . . .66 15. Aragorn (Ire) • . . . . . . . . .92 16. Formal Gold • . . . . . . . . .66 17. Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 18. Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . 84 19. Stormin Fever, . . . . . . . . .76 High Brite * . . . . . . . . . . . .58

Starts

Races Won

621 645 684 646 550 499 385 455 444 461 477 404 482 347 455 375 413 398 377 325

116 98 98 96 90 83 77 68 61 61 60 59 55 55 53 50 49 48 47 47

Earnings $1,840,118 2,659,530 2,254,348 1,635,212 1,445,843 3,558,591 1,204,198 1,074,315 1,369,535 1,302,195 1,645,908 578,305 1,483,950 737,928 1,290,069 724,169 975,071 1,142,474 755,674 659,070

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

Rank Sire Runners 1. Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 2. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . .100 3. Awesome Gambler . . . . . . .35 4. Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 5. Popular, 1999 . . . . . . . . . . .29 6. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 7. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . .145 8. Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . .49 9. Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127 10. Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . .26 11. Muqtarib † . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 12. Cindago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 13. Southern Image . . . . . . . . . .79 14. Giacomo # . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 15. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . .112 16. Silic (Fr) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 17. Salt Lake * . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 18. Redattore (Brz) • . . . . . . . . .70 19. Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 20. Crafty C. T. • . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Races Won 12 83 18 27 39 27 98 33 98 14 15 15 61 60 116 10 77 40 39 12

Earnings $476,742 3,558,591 1,091,400 781,011 760,677 717,939 2,659,530 885,028 2,254,348 458,963 334,409 313,089 1,369,535 1,645,908 1,840,118 336,402 1,204,198 1,093,716 562,150 242,510

Average Earnings/ Runner $47,674 35,586 31,183 27,893 26,230 19,404 18,342 18,062 17,751 17,652 17,600 17,394 17,336 16,795 16,430 16,019 15,639 15,625 15,193 15,157

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Leading Sires by Turf Earnings

Leading Sires by Number of Winners

(Minimum 50 Starts Lifetime)

Rank Sire

Runners

1. Tribal Rule .........................145 2. Kafwain .............................127 Benchmark........................112 4. Old Topper ........................120 5. Ministers Wild Cat.............101 6. Unusual Heat ....................100 7. Giacomo #...........................98 8. In Excess (Ire) †...................98 9. Swiss Yodeler..................... 95 10. Southern Image...................79 Aragorn (Ire) •......................92 12. Bertrando † .......................112 13. Marino Marini ......................84 14. Stormin Fever......................76 15. Decarchy .............................91 Olmodavor ..........................66 17. Sea of Secrets.....................86 18. Salt Lake * ...........................77 19. High Brite * ......................... 58 20. Formal Gold •......................66

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

Winners

Races Won

68 64 64 55 53 46 45 42 40 38 38 37 36 35 34 34 33 32 31 29

98 98 116 96 90 83 60 61 68 61 53 55 48 47 49 55 59 77 47 50

Earnings $2,659,530 2,254,348 1,840,118 1,635,212 1,445,843 3,558,591 1,645,908 1,302,195 1,074,315 1,369,535 1,290,069 1,483,950 1,142,474 755,674 975,071 737,928 578,305 1,204,198 659,070 724,169

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...............71 Tribal Rule....................40 Redattore (Brz) • .........27 In Excess (Ire) † ...........32 Aragorn (Ire) •..............53 Vronsky....................... 15 Popular..........................9 Kafwain ...................... 33 Good Journey .............27 Benchmark ..................31 Decarchy .....................33 Giacomo #...................35 Bertrando † .................38 Marino Marini ..............20 Formal Gold •..............17 Old Topper...................30 Cyclotron.......................6 Suances (GB) ..............12 Ministers Wild Cat .......25 Olmodavor...................23

231 78 66 89 160 53 24 61 84 74 78 53 72 39 38 52 16 33 45 57

25 7 7 8 15 5 5 7 8 6 4 8 6 5 3 7 3 3 2 7

41 12 10 10 20 7 8 8 9 9 6 10 6 6 6 7 4 4 4 10

Earnings $2,207,174 575,030 554,484 548,677 531,531 464,897 397,904 357,047 355,999 350,991 345,344 321,996 298,121 246,242 238,477 225,746 211,166 209,916 208,368 207,470

Leading Sires by Median Earnings Per Runner

Leading Sires by Average Earnings Per Start

(Minimum 10 Runners)

(Minimum 50 Starts)

Runners

Cyclotron ..........................10 Suances (GB)....................26 Unusual Heat ................. 100 Southern Image ................79 Popular .............................29 Good Journey...................49 Rocky Bar # ......................33 Crafty C. T. • .....................16 Takin It Deep • ..................15 Terrell ................................53 Globalize.......................... 37 One Man Army..................12 Our New Recruit *.............21 Game Plan ........................34 Onebadshark ....................14 Benchmark .....................112 Cindago ............................18 Redattore (Brz) •...............70 Ministers Wild Cat ..........101 Tribal Rule .......................145

Races Won 12 14 83 61 39 33 40 12 14 38 39 7 16 28 14 116 15 40 90 98

Median Earnings/ Earnings Runner $476,742 458,963 3,558,591 1,369,535 760,677 885,028 359,328 242,510 149,389 556,686 562,150 165,576 265,128 366,349 199,854 1,840,118 313,089 1,093,716 1,445,843 2,659,530

$38,050 14,779 13,965 11,442 10,466 10,152 9,695 9,610 8,945 8,816 8,137 7,990 7,959 7,540 7,477 7,405 7,170 7,105 7,080 7,025

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 .................100 Awesome Gambler...........35 Vronsky ............................28 Suances (GB) ...................26 Cindago............................18 Popular.............................29 Tribal Rule ......................145 Lucky Pulpit .....................37 Good Journey ..................49 Muqtarib †........................19 Giacomo #........................98 Silic (Fr) ........................... 21 Redattore (Brz) • ..............70 Kafwain ..........................127 Tizbud ..............................43 Peppered Cat...................13 Salt Lake * ........................77 Southern Image ...............79 Bertrando † ....................112 Benchmark.....................112

Starts

Earnings

499 168 155 104 71 184 645 183 238 96 477 100 327 684 177 57 385 444 482 621

$3,558,591 1,091,400 781,011 458,963 313,089 760,677 2,659,530 717,939 885,028 334,409 1,645,908 336,402 1,093,716 2,254,348 574,234 181,957 1,204,198 1,369,535 1,483,950 1,840,118

Average Earnings/ Start $7,131 6,496 5,039 4,413 4,410 4,134 4,123 3,923 3,719 3,483 3,451 3,364 3,345 3,296 3,244 3,192 3,128 3,085 3,079 2,963

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

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Available Statistics Through September 3, 2012

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

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28.

31. 32. 33. 35. 36. 37.

40. 41. 43. 44. 46. 47. 49. 50.

Crops of Racing Age

Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado's Quest Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit Cee's Tizzy †, 1987, by Relaunch In Excess (Ire) †, 1987, by Siberian Express Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat Salt Lake*, 1989, by Deputy Minister One Man Army, 1994, by Roman Diplomat Southern Image, 2000, by Halo's Image Bertrando †, 1989, by Skywalker. Memo (Chi)•, 1987, by Mocito Guapo (Arg) Birdonthewire, 1989, by Proud Birdie Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat Rocky Bar #, 1998, by In Excess (Ire) Beau Genius †, 1985, by Bold Ruckus Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run Formal Gold•, 1993, by Black Tie Affair (Ire) Olympio*, 1988, by Naskra Robannier, 1991, by Batonnier Giacomo #, 2002, by Holy Bull Atticus, 1992, by Nureyev Snow Chief *, 1983, by Reflected Glory Kelly Kip, 1994, by Kipper Kelly High Brite *, 1984, by Best Turn Siberian Summer *, 1989, by Siberian Express Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo Aragorn (Ire) •, 2002, by Giant's Causeway Redattore (Brz)•, 1995, by Roi Normand Silic (Fr), 1995, by Sillery Tizbud, 1999, by Cee's Tizzy Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat Lake George, 1992, by Vice Regent Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time Suances (GB), 1997, by Most Welcome (GB) Perfect Mandate *, 1996, by Gone West Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat Poteen, 1994, by Irish River (Fr) Olmodavor, 1999, by A.P. Indy Western Fame, 1992, by Gone West Crafty C. T.•, 1998, by Crafty Prospector Epic Honor, 1996, by Honor Grade Iron Cat, 1995, by Storm Cat Latin American, 1988, by Riverman Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig Michael's Flyer †, 1986, by Flying Paster Sought After, 2000, by Seeking the Gold Thisnearlywasmine, 1994, by Capote

12 2 5 3 20 17 7 7 17 7 4 16 15 15 11 10 5 19 5 6 11 17 13 3 12 21 9 21 11 11 3 6 8 5 6 5 13 9 5 9 4 10 7 5 11 5 8 11 15 13 17 7 8

Average Foals of Crop Racing Size Age

48 39 16 22 36 57 56 65 73 9 89 63 35 17 59 63 16 39 15 68 43 30 8 60 36 13 12 44 35 62 58 84 19 26 44 48 12 53 17 33 55 43 11 42 25 18 9 12 21 32 6 11 8

571 78 78 67 729 969 390 453 1,247 63 355 1.011 525 255 653 625 80 749 75 407 470 511 100 180 435 270 108 924 382 677 173 503 151 132 266 241 160 480 87 296 218 433 74 210 279 89 70 137 309 419 107 75 67

Runners

399-70% 38-49% 36-46% 39-58% 508-70% 707-73% 154-39% 274-60% 1,033-83% 44-70% 149-42% 753-74% 338-64% 185-73% 479-73% 467-75% 47-59% 611-82% 48-64% 307-75% 372-79% 392-77% 67-67% 117-65% 318-73% 181-67% 87-81% 717-78% 288-75% 516-76% 119-69% 370-74% 109-72% 62-47% 172-65% 145-60% 102-64% 376-78% 43-49% 157-53% 146-67% 348-80% 51-69% 140-67% 186-67% 49-55% 49-70% 101-74% 207-67% 298-71% 53-50% 44-59% 39-58%

Winners

285-50% 16-21% 24-31% 28-42% 372-51% 519-54% 83-21% 182-40% 825-66% 29-46% 105-30% 509-50% 243-46% 130-51% 357-55% 335-54% 40-50% 462-62% 39-52% 209-51% 287-61% 288-56% 39-39% 73-41% 189-43% 111-41% 72-67% 581-63% 204-53% 360-53% 74-43% 223-44% 70-46% 31-23% 111-42% 103-43% 59-37% 283-59% 26-30% 101-34% 90-41% 254-59% 37-50% 94-45% 138-49% 37-42% 38-54% 83-61% 134-43% 236-56% 29-27% 30-40% 25-37%

2-Y-O Winners

33-6% 10-13% 3-4% 14-21% 59-8% 115-12% 10-3% 76-17% 245-20% 2-3% 30-8% 120-12% 44-8% 37-15% 93-14% 107-17% 15-19% 138-18% 15-20% 74-18% 77-16% 60-12% 8-8% 23-13% 39-9% 27-10% 16-15% 145-16% 26-7% 152-22% 23-13% 52-10% 11-7% 5-4% 32-12% 26-11% 10-6% 105-22% 4-5% 18-6% 28-13% 74-17% 5-7% 29-14% 45-16% 9-10% 6-9% 7-5% 28-9% 55-13% 5-5% 11-15% 5-7%

Stakes Winners

34-6% 1-1% 3-4% 3-4% 39-5% 63-7% 4-1% 26-6% 75-6% 4-6% 5-1% 56-6% 28-5% 10-4% 33-5% 30-5% 10-13% 39-5% 2-3% 18-4% 19-4% 30-6% 3-3% 7-4% 13-3% 9-3% 2-2% 46-5% 13-3% 27-4% 3-2% 18-4% 2-1% 4-3% 7-3% 5-2% 5-3% 20-4% 1-1% 11-4% 11-5% 20-5% 3-4% 8-4% 13-5% 1-1% 1-1% 6-4% 6-2% 23-5% 3-3% 1-1% 0-0%

Graded Stakes Winners

10-2% 1-1% 1-1%% 0-0%% 9-1% 11-1% 3-1%% 2-0% 25-2% 1-2%% 2-1%% 12-1% 9-2% 1-0% 8-1% 12-2% 1-1%% 5-1% 1-1%% 4-1% 5-1% 4-1% 0-0%% 2-1% 5-1% 1-0%% 1-1%% 9-1% 4-1% 2-0% 0-0%% 13-3% 1-1%% 0-0%% 1-0%% 0-0%% 1-1%% 0-0% 0-0%% 0-0%% 0-0%% 2-0% 0-0%% 1-0%% 0-0%% 0-0%% 0-0%% 0-0%% 2-1%% 2-0% 0-0%% 0-0%% 0-0%%

Progeny Earnings

$35,471,306 $1,379,262 $2,156,365 $1,874,201 $36,548,871 $43,452,606 $5,982,493 $13,583,603 $60,991,708 $2,492,521 $5,899,840 $42,425,635 $18,054,924 $11,700,732 $26,189,909 $25,993,299 $2,251,242 $34,668,147 $2,066,340 $12,288,946 $18,768,131 $18,860,995 $2,947,486 $3,479,712 $12,988,178 $5,652,203 $4,333,227 $35,709,283 $12,384,091 $23,998,500 $3,642,146 $7,145,534 $6,924,162 $1,659,896 $6,312,432 $5,066,582 $4,157,909 $15,164,938 $1,350,677 $5,893,373 $4,121,992 $16,902,285 $1,992,318 $4,151,576 $7,409,104 $2,146,368 $2,197,339 $3,457,720 $6,568,354 $12,272,276 $1,943,020 $1,248,565 $1,346,596

Average Earnings Index

2.18 1.74 1.73 1.72 1.66 1.64 1.47 1.43 1.42 1.41 1.41 1.37 1.32 1.30 1.25 1.22 1.21 1.18 1.16 1.14 1.13 1.11 1.10 1.09 1.07 1.06 1.05 1.04 1.04 1.04 1.02 1.01 1.00 1.00 0.99 0.97 0.96 0.96 0.96 0.95 0.94 0.94 0.91 0.90 0.90 0.89 0.87 0.87 0.86 0.85 0.85 0.85 0.85

Comparable Index

1.24 0.75 0.94 1.22 1.16 1.42 1.05 1.19 1.41 0.99 1.40 1.55 1.12 1.38 1.16 1.42 0.77 1.15 0.97 1.29 1.35 1.30 1.06 1.44 1.48 1.30 1.01 1.18 0.88 1.10 1.45 1.20 0.93 0.92 1.00 1.01 1.04 0.87 1.18 1.26 1.01 1.09 0.82 1.36 0.82 0.95 0.73 0.99 1.10 0.81 0.59 0.90 0.73

These statistics are for active California-based sires with a minimum of 50 foals of racing age, ranked here by lifetime Average Earnings Index (AEI) The statistics contained in these rankings are compiled by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc (TJCIS) While every effort is made to prevent errors and omissions, California Thoroughbred cannot guarantee their complete and total accuracy A dagger (†) indicates that a stallion has been pensioned, an asterisk (*) that he has died, a dot (•) that he is now standing elsewhere, a number sign (#) that he did not stand in California in 2011 but is standing in the state in 2012, a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2012 but will stand in the state in 2013 and In bold that he is a freshman sire In all cases, a sire will remain in the rankings until the year after his last California foals are two-year-olds Statistics cover racing in North America (US, Canada and Puerto Rico), England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) only Percentages are based upon number of foals of racing age.

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Leading Two-Year-Old Sires in California

Leading Sires Of Two-Year-Olds by Money Won Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Runners

Starts

Races Won

55 33 47 21 33 32 23 28 15 12 6 18 11 17 23 31 24 7 17 6 5 17 21 23 16

11 7 5 4 5 3 3 2 2 1 1 3 3 2 1 2 1 2 4 1 1 3 5 2 4

Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . .15 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . .12 Giacomo # . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Bertrando † . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Aragorn (Ire) • . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Salt Lake * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Redattore (Brz) • . . . . . . . . . .)2 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Cindago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Rio Verde . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Heatseeker (Ire) # . . . . . . . .11 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Council Member . . . . . . . . . .9 Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Cee's Tizzy † . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Nineeleven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Olmodavor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Tannersmyman . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Singletary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

Earnings $565,999 341,400 314,666 227,812 156,492 122,467 103,871 99,716 95,995 84,391 83,680 83,344 71,569 68,001 60,319 59,465 56,670 55,554 54,328 54,310 53,150 52,950 49,562 46,086 35,360

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

Tribal Rule..........................23 Swiss Yodeler ....................14 Awesome Gambler ............15 Unusual Heat ....................11 Salt Lake * ..........................5 Kafwain..............................13 Bertrando †..........................9 Aragorn (Ire) • ......................9 Stormin Fever ......................8 Giacomo # ........................10 Ministers Wild Cat ............12 Cindago ..............................8 Old Topper ..........................7 Rio Verde ............................ 9 Council Member .............. 9

Races Won Earnings 11 7 5 4 1 5 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 1

$565,999 341,400 314,666 227,812 84,391 156,492 99,716 95,995 83,344 103,871 122,467 71,569 52,950 68,001 56,670

Average Earnings/ Runner $24,609 24,386 20,978 20,710 16,878 12,038 11,080 10,666 10,418 10,387 10,206 8,946 7,564 7,556 6,297

TRIBAL RULE (BALLENA VISTA FARM) Leading Two-Year-Old Sire in California by Money Won, Average Earnings Per Runner and Number of Winners through September 3, 2012.

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

Runners

1. Tribal Rule ........................23 2. Swiss Yodeler ..................14 Awesome Gambler ..........15 Kafwain, ............................13 Olmodavor ........................10 6. Unusual Heat ....................11 Giacomo # ........................10 Stormin Fever ....................8 Globalize ............................3 Old Topper ..........................7 Our New Recruit * ..............3 12. Ministers Wild Cat ............12 Bertrando † ........................9 Aragorn (Ire) • .................... 9 Cindago ............................ 8 Rio Verde ............................9 Benchmark ......................12 Suances (GB)......................4 Tannersmyman .................. 8 Singletary............................4 McCann's Mojave (Chi) ....5 Don'tsellmeshort .............. 4

Winners

Races Won

Earnings

9 5 5 5 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

11 7 5 5 5 4 3 3 4 3 4 3 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 4 4 2

$565,999 341,400 314,666 156,492 49,562 227,812 103,871 83,344 54,328 52,950 17,741 122,467 99,716 95,995 71,569 68,001 59,465 55,554 46,086 35,360 28,589 17,487

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

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Dates in California

Regional Race Meetings, Stakes Races and Sale Dates

2012 REGIONAL RACE MEETINGS Santa Anita Park, Arcadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 28-Nov. 4, 2012 Fresno County Fair, Fresno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 4-14, 2012 Golden Gate Fields, Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 18-Dec. 16, 2012 Hollywood Park, Inglewood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov. 8-Dec. 16, 2012

OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 2012 REGIONAL STAKES RACES Date

Track

Oct. 6

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Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct.

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6 6 6 6 7 8 8

Stakes (Grade)

Conditions

Distance

Added Value

Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes (Gr. I) .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$250,000 (Ancient Title Stakes) Arroyo Seco Mile (Gr. II) (Oak Tree Mile) . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 Tim Conway Stakes (Jack Goodman Stakes) . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Charlie Palmer Futurity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000 Swingtime Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65,000 L. A. Woman Stakes (Louis R. Rowan Stakes) .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 California Cup XXIII—Santa Anita Park Saturday, October 13, 2012—Five Stakes Races Worth $900,000

Oct. 13 Oct. 13

SA SA

Oct. 13

SA

Oct. 13 Oct. 13 Oct. 14 Oct. 20 Oct. 20 Oct. 27

SA SA Fno SA GG SA

Oct. 27

GG

Bob Benoit California Cup Juvenile Stakes 2-y-o, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 Keith E. Card California Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 Juvenile Fillies Stakes Lava Man California Cup Classic Stakes . . .3-y-o & up, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175,000 Presented by City National Bank John Deere California Cup Distaff Stakes . .3-y-o & up, f. & m., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . .abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . .125,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint Stakes 3-y-o & up, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Bulldog Handicap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Miss America Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Autumn Miss Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 (Harold C. Ramser Sr. Stakes) Pike Place Dancer Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Breeders’ Cup XXIX World Championships – $8 million in Purse Money– Friday, November 2, 2012

Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov.

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Gr. I) . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/4 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (Gr. I) . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Marathon (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 3/4 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500,000 Twilight Derby (Gr. II) (Oak Tree Derby) . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Preview Stakes

Breeders’ Cup XXIX World Championships – $17.5 million in Purse Money– Saturday, November 3, 2012 Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov.

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA

Breeders’ Cup Classic (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/4 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/2 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Mile (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,500,000 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (Gr. I) . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . .1,000,000

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Stakes (Grade)

Conditions

Distance

Added Value

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

2012 & 2013 REGIONAL SALE DATES October 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts October Yearling Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Nominations closed April 20) January 21, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts January Mixed Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Early entries close November 2, entries close November 9 & supplemental entries close January 7, 2013) March 4, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training: Training preview on March 1, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Nominations close October 19) May 13, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts May Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training: Training preview on May 10, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries close March 27, 2013) July 21, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts Paddock Sale at Del Mar, Presented by Sentient Jet, of “Race Ready” Horses of Racing Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries close June 4, 2013) October 8, 2013 . . . . . . . . . . .October Yearling Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Nominations close April 19, 2013)

California-Bred/California-Sired Stakes Races October to December

It Pays To Be Cal-Bred

SANTA ANITA PARK California Cup XXIII Saturday, October 13 $250,000 Bob Benoit California Cup Juvenile Stakes $250,000 Keith E. Card California Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes Two-Year-Old Two-Year-Old Fillies 1 1/16 Miles 1 1/16 Miles $175,000 Lava Man California Cup Classic Stakes Presented by City National Bank Three-Year-Old & Up 1 1/16 Miles $100,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint Stakes $125,000 John Deere California Cup Distaff Stakes Three-Year-Old & Up Three-Year-Old & Up, Fillies & Mares 6 Furlongs about 6 1/2 Furlongs (Turf)

BETFAIR HOLLYWOOD PARK

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Sunday, November 18

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

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

Sunday, December 9

Sunday, December 16

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

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CTBA Calendar

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Big Fresno Fair Opening Day

6 California Cup XXIII

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Columbus Day

Big Fresno Fair Closing Day

Golden Gate Fields Opening Day

31 Halloween

CALIFORNIA-BRED/CALIFORNIA-SIRED STAKES RACES SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, CALIFORNIA CUP XXIII Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, Calif.

$250,000(G) BOB BENOIT CALIFORNIA CUP JUVENILE STAKES 2YO COLTS & GELDINGS, 1 1/16 MILES

$250,000(G) KEITH E. CARD CALIFORNIA CUP JUVENILE FILLIES STAKES 2YO FILLIES, 1 1/16 MILES

$175,000(G) LAVA MAN CALIFORNIA CUP CLASSIC STAKES PRESENTED BY CITY NATIONAL BANK 3YO & UP, 1 1/16 MILES $100,000(G) DONALD VALPREDO $125,000(G) JOHN DEERE CALIFORNIA CUP SPRINT STAKES CALIFORNIA CUP DISTAFF STAKES 3YO & UP, 6 FURLONGS 3YO & UP, FILLIES & MARES, ABOUT 6 1/2 FURLONGS (TURF)

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9 BARRETTS EQUINE LIMITED OCTOBER YEARLING SALE Hinds Pavilion (Fairplex), Pomona, Calif.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15 BREEDERS’ CUP LIMITED 2012 FOAL NOMINATION CLOSING DATE Breeders’ Cup Limited, Lexington, Ky.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED FARM MANAGERS ASSOCIATION (CTFMA) MONTHLY MEETING San Luis Rey Downs Country Club, Bonsall, Calif.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD (CHRB) MONTHLY BOARD MEETING Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, Calif.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 BARRETTS EQUINE LIMITED MARCH SALE OF SELECTED TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING NOMINATIONS CLOSING DATE Hinds Pavilion (Fairplex), Pomona, Calif.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 THOROUGHBRED OWNERS OF CALIFORNIA (TOC) NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ANNUAL MEETING Golden Gate Fields, Albany, Calif.

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Available Statistics Through August 31, 2012 Ranking Breeder 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.

Leading Breeders in California

Total Earnings Leading Earner (Sire) Earnings

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,486,652 Harris Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,461,943 Terry C. Lovingier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,298,073 Pam & Martin Wygod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,147,092 Benjamin C. Warren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,097,029 Old English Rancho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,070,319 Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .924,832 Rod & Lorraine Rodriguez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .602,631 Dr. & Mrs. William T. Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .461,863 R. Gregg Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411,955 Revocable Trust of Dr. Mikel C. Harrington & Patricia O. Harrington . . . . . .354,911 Nick Cafarchia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .351,470 Montecito Stables LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .343,774 Charlotte M. Wrather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337,258 Red Baron’s Barn LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336,491 Nick Alexander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316,878 Joseph P. Morey Jr. Revocable Trust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301,620 Betty L. Mabee & Larry Mabee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300,573 Vessels Stallion Farm LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297,246 Madera Thoroughbreds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278,039 Heinz Steinmann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264,538 Lee & Susan Searing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255,581 John & Diane Fradkin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250,293 Dahlberg Farms LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,282 Curt & Lila Lanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242,253 Abrams, Huston & Thoroughbred Equine Mgt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240,894 Legacy Ranch Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223,033 Richard A. Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211,377 Sunset Stables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204,908 Harris Farms, Donald Valpredo & John Nicoletti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202,460 Old English Rancho & Patsy & Sal Berumen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201,122 Dennis & Norine Grenier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193,167 Dr. John Piconi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191,977 Sutherland Farm Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191,375 Dr. Edward C. Allred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183,008 Joshua & Jason Litt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182,424 Brett Mason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180,935 Hidden Meadows Farm LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179,787 John D. Murphy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169,940 Williamson Racing LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169,800 BnD Chase Thoroughbreds Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167,674 John J. Greely III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166,750 Dinesh Maniar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166,584 Thomas W. Bachman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163,616 Applebite Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163,484 Daehling Ranch LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163,345 Mercedes Stables LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162,712 Robert Reseigne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162,390 Mark Tatch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161,861 Huston Racing & Johnson-Stoll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159,390

Light Up the Sky (Speightstown) $109,894 Red Defense (Redattore (Brz)) $128,944 Willa B Awesome (Awesome Gambler) $442,000 Belloma (Yankee Gentleman) $76,920 Warren’s Amber (Broadway Moon) $181,600 Acclamation (Unusual Heat) $330,000 Rousing Sermon (Lucky Pulpit) $178,000 Halo Dolly (Popular) $225,726 Joy Boy (Tribal Rule) $81,090 Amazombie (Northern Afleet) $379,670 Tilde (Swiss Yodeler) $195,060 Italian Rules (Tribal Rule) $148,160 Unusual Heatwave (Unusual Heat) $337,374 La Sombre (Unusual Heat) $80,040 A Little Hot Sauce (Suances (GB)) $61,550 Carrie Rose (Old Topper) $63,310 Trapper’s Bounty (Trapper) $98,144 Siempre Mio (Dixie Union) $63,990 Love That Action (Quick Action) $78,440 Swift Eagle (Birdonthewire) $114,222 Nebikon (Swiss Yodeler) $64,780 Monument (Cindago) $48,000 Starlight Magic (Marino Marini) $226,120 Leaving New York (Tribal Rule) $64,945 Noise of the Crowd (Roar) $72,730 Lindz Winz (Vronsky) $198,882 Night Wind (Cindago) $47,880 Saturday Nite Wish (Bertrando) $50,240 Luckyvic (Gotham City) $86,810 Compari (Redattore (Brz)) $167,700 Jonny’s Choice (Unusual Heat) $75,796 Best Present Ever (Unusual Heat) $176,200 Shigeru Kaicho (Benchmark) $146,413 Gab Power (Powerscourt (GB)) $113,672 Ribald (Unusual Heat) $77,500 Kingpin Ryno (In Excess (Ire)) $180,674 Shudacudawudya (Marino Marini) $93,013 A Toast to You (Tribal Rule) $134,900 Sizzling Gold (Formal Gold) $126,196 Holladay Road (Street Cry (Ire)) $169,800 Chokecherymary (Capsized) $106,800 Tasty Treat (Roar) $148,580 Sibella (Silic (Fr)) $30,700 Unusual Way (Unusual Heat) $85,610 Finish Rich in Nyc (Gotham City) $29,640 Carolina Grande (Sought After) $31,958 The Black (Cherokee Run) $89,169 Mobolized (Soul of the Matter) $162,390 Strong Wind (Tribal Rule) $106,360 Charlie and Chris (Unusual Heat) $69,585

GRAND TOTAL OF EARNINGS FOR ALL BREEDERS FOR JANUARY 1 THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2012, IS $47,420,386 The statistics contained in this ranking are compiled by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. While every effort is made to prevent errors and omissions, California Thoroughbred cannot guarantee their complete and total accuracy. Statistics cover California-bred foals racing in North America (U. S., Canada and Puerto Rico), Argentina, Australia, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates only.

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An Open Letter From The Ponies

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by DOROTHY M. CALLAHAN My name is Pancho. You may remember me, the white horse leading Curlin onto the track for two years. Well… Some of us “ponies” have been talking…we’ve just about had enough…for years we have been overhearing the same debates—who will be the “Eclipse Award horses, Kentucky Derby prospects, Breeders’ Cup champions.” What about us? First of all we’re horses, not ponies. If you were in our situation, you’d be fed up too. Okay, that’s a poor choice of words, we’re actually never “fed up” enough. It isn’t that we aren’t treated well. There’s a nice breakfast in the early morning. We get out of our stalls and onto the training track by sunrise. Some of us even get our pictures on television or in the newspapers. I said pictures, mind you, not names. We do have names. Most of the guys I hang out with have been to the top tracks: Belmont Park, Saratoga, then Oaklawn Park, Gulfstream Park and the Fair Grounds in winter. Like me, some are Quarter Horses, geldings with lots of patience. Hey, that last part wasn’t our idea. But on the track, we’re just some horse’s sidekick, a trainer’s pony, an outrider’s mount. Sometimes we get to walk out on the track if our buddy is a little nervous. It can be scary out there when there are lots of people making noise. That was no problem for me. I had rodeo in my background. In my early days, I was a roping horse for steers on a big ranch in Oklahoma. Then I went to the rodeo and helped pick up bull riders who got tossed. I’m used to noise and crazy people. Next I got to carry that big shot trainer Wayne Lukas around his barns. I think he enjoyed going to the track sporting his cowboy hat, riding a big white pony. That would be me. But then I got a crushing blow. One day at Churchill Downs, I heard him talking to Scott Blasi, Steve Asmussen’s assistant. Scott was looking for a lead pony and Lukas told him that I was for sale. He said I had a head too big for my body anyway. Well before I knew it, Scott was on my back. There was a bunch of crazy horses jumping and kicking right next to us. I didn’t much notice. I was still reeling from Lukas’ insult. Scott shouted, “I’ll take him. This horse is bomb proof.” That must be good, because we’re still together. We’ve been taking all the best horses to the track for more than 11 years now. He says that ponies have to be role models. We know that’s our job. One day Scott got me buddied-up with a young three-year old kid named Curlin. That was back in 2007. They thought a lot of him, so it was a real deal for me to teach him stuff

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about the track. He was big and excitable, but I was even bigger, so we always got along. Scott said that he respected me. That Curlin kid did all right in the afternoon too. Actually he did better than all right. I’ll have to brag on him a little. He won the first race he ever ran before he came to us. Then Mr. Jess Jackson bought him and that was the beginning of the big time. He won the Preakness Stakes and later the Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes. But that year they made one big mistake. Scott has always watched out for me. He noticed I had sore feet just before we were to van down to the Haskell Invitational Stakes in New Jersey. So he sent another pony in my place. Well Curlin didn’t like that decision, or that pony. He was favored in the million dollar race, but finished third. The next day, the farrier came to see me. He had made me special shoes. Scott said, “That’s it, Poncho, you two will never be separated again.” And we weren’t. The next time we went to New Jersey, Curlin won the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Monmouth Park. The track was not just sloppy that day, it was soupy. Even in the rain, the crowd cheered. It perked the kid up. I just couldn’t tell him that they were cheering for me. But the best time I ever had was when the three of us went to the United Arab Emirates to run in the Dubai World Cup during 2008. The plane ride took 22 hours, but I’m used to traveling and I helped ease the kid’s nerves after we couldn’t feel the wheels moving under our feet. We had to go over six weeks early, because of something called quarantine. Whatever that meant, I loved it. We were all alone in a huge barn, but I had a stall right across from the kid, so he wouldn’t be lonesome. We had plenty of time to train and get to know the people. We even won a warm-up race. But guess who was the star…Me. All those nice Saudis Continued on next page

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Guest Forum Cont’d. loved me. They knew all about horses. Our kind had run on their desert sands thousands of years ago. It seems a big white horse like me was something special. They made a big fuss and brought mints and apples. I kind of felt sorry for the “famous horse” across the way. But it was my turn. Jess Jackson’s wife Barbara Banke was the kindest. She brought me doughnuts and when it came to the big race, she got permission for me to watch from a special spot. The youngster made me proud that day. Now he was a World Champion, and me, the Champion Lead Pony. I conferred that title on myself. So now I’m back to my first point. Where are the Eclipse Awards for ponies? I guess I forgot to mention Curlin got the award as 2007 Eclipse Horse of the Year, and again in 2008. Then he started checking out girls and Mr. Jackson thought it was time he went to Kentucky to meet a few. That was tough on me. Winter wasn’t the same without my buddy. I know Scott was feeling it too. But in spring along came the queen. Her name was Rachel Alexandra and she was a beauty. Everyone thought she might win Horse of the Year like Curlin. Did I mention I am not too great around the ladies? They don’t seem too crazy about me.

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Scott said Rachel was “too much” for me to handle and he gave her to Dakota, who is a good guy too. I rode out with some of Steve’s other horses and just watched her from a distance. She was regal and before long, Barn 65 at Saratoga had a lot of visitors. I didn’t care because sometimes they brought me Doritos. This year I started out walking to the track with hot shot My Miss Aurelia. But like I said, I guess I’m not cool with high-bred ladies, telling old rodeo stories just doesn’t cut it with them. So Scott had to buy a pony who would suit her. No matter. As far as I’m concerned, life is good. Even though I’m twenty-two now, I still love walking a set of youngsters out to the track in the morning, showing them how a dignified horse should behave, then getting my bath. Scott says I can stay with him as long as I feel good. Then there may be a pasture at Barbara’s farm in my future. Now that I think of it, I have had a happy life. But I don’t have any brass plaque hanging over my stall, though I played the “lead” to champions. So would it be too much to ask you media guys to set up an award for us equine “leaders” at your next big dinner. I bet even Eclipse had a pony. Respectfully submitted, Pancho

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ADVERTISERS Backyard Race Horse......................................................................................................74 Ballena Vista Farm .................................................................................................OBC, 40 Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms,LP ..................................................................................41 Breeders' Cup Limited.....................................................................................................33 Cal Cup Nominations.......................................................................................................10 Cal Cup Reservations......................................................................................................11 Cal-Bred Maiden Bonus Program .................................................................................IBC California Farms Contents...............................................................................................39 California Farms Map ......................................................................................................56 California Thoroughbred Weekly .....................................................................................60 Cardiff, Suzanne, Pedigree Research..............................................................................73 Citi National Bank ............................................................................................................21 Cole Ranch ......................................................................................................................72 CTBA 2013 Stallion Directory..........................................................................................28 CTBA Membership ..........................................................................................................38 CTBA Website..................................................................................................................37 Dickson Podley Realtors (Jeannie Garr Roddy) ..............................................................74 E.A. Ranches .............................................................................................................25, 42 Farm Safety Video ...........................................................................................................64 Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services ..........................................................................73 Gloria Renteria .................................................................................................................72 Golden State Stakes Series.............................................................................................29 Harris Farms.............................................................................................................IFC, 43 Laurel Fowler Insurance Broker Inc.................................................................................74

Legacy Ranch..............................................................................................................5, 44 Lillian Nichols/Halters ......................................................................................................73 Linda Cardenas-Subias-Law Office.................................................................................73 Los Laureles Training and Equine Therapy .....................................................................45 Lovacres Ranch ...............................................................................................................46 Magali Farms ...................................................................................................................47 Milky Way Farm ...............................................................................................................48 Northern California Stallion Tour......................................................................................57 NTRA Advantage ...............................................................................................................9 NTRA Advantage/John Deere............................................................................................8 Oaklawn Park...................................................................................................................14 Odyssey Performance Premium Horse Exerciser ...........................................................73 Old English Rancho .........................................................................................................49 Rancho San Miquel .........................................................................................................51 Ridgeley Farm..................................................................................................................65 SK Racing Stable.............................................................................................................52 State Farm Insurance-Sue Hubbard................................................................................73 The Jockey Club Information Systems,Inc......................................................................24 Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC ..............................................................................3, 53 Victory Rose Thoroughbreds ...........................................................................................54 West 12 Ranch.................................................................................................................55 West Coast Racing Colors/June Gee..............................................................................72 www.horselawyers.com...................................................................................................73

STALLIONS Anziyan Royalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Bonnrita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Chattahoochee War . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Desert Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Dixie Chatter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Drum Major . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Heatseeker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Idiot Proof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

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Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Papa Clem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Soul of the Matter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Spensive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC

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I. A $17,500 bonus will be made available for owners of registered California-Bred or Sired maidens in Maiden Special Weight races at the Santa Anita Park, Betfair Hollywood Park and Del Mar meetings in Southern California; and a $10,000 bonus for owners of registered CaliforniaBred or Sired maidens in Maiden Special Weight races in Northern California and at all Fair meetings throughout the state. Only races at 4 1/2-furlongs or longer will qualify. *Paid directly to owner in approximately 45 racing days. II. Significant eligibility changes for California-breds. ©Benoit

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