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A Change For The Best From The Executive Corner by DOUG BURGE Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet will still provide many stakes opportunities for Cal-breds including a showcase of top juveniles on the Breeders’ Cup Friday undercard with the first runnings of the Golden State Juvenile and the Golden State Juvenile Fillies, the renamed California Breeders Champion Stakes races each with a purse of $200,000. This will be the first time that multiple restricted stakes will be included with the Breeders’ Cup program and will provide tremendous national exposure for Cal-breds. People around the country, and world, will see first-hand the value and strength of the Cal-bred racing and breeding program. We are indeed very excited about this opportunity, which should offer full fields and great betting as well. Two additional restricted stakes, the $100,000 California Distaff Handicap and $100,000 California Flag Handicap, for older horses about 6 1/2 furlongs on the hillside turf course, will also be offered in the fall. Both of these races could be utilized as prep races for either the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, or the other graded stakes turf races offered during that closing weekend. We view all of these shifts and additions as a major opportunity to better showcase and promote the earning potential for Cal-bred owners and breeders. With $5.27 million in total stakes purses, the Golden State Series continues to grow and become an integral part of the $35 million Cal-bred incentive and racing program. A special thanks to Santa Anita, the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) and Breeders’ Cup for their support in further enhancing our state-bred benefits.

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Historically, this editorial page in the October issues of California Thoroughbred has been dedicated to California Cup, with an annual welcome and preview of the event. This year, however, the decision was made to move Cal Cup from its traditional placement during the Autumn Meet at Santa Anita Park and merge the day with Sunshine Millions in January, which will provide an extremely lucrative day with more stakes opportunities for Californiabreds. Furthermore, the shift from autumn to Santa Anita’s longer Winter/Spring Meet should prove for a more successful day with increased handle and attendance, as this event will be a major focus of that extended meet and be spaced months after Breeders’ Cup. Over the last decade, Cal Cup has experienced continued declines because it was held within one to two weeks of Breeders’ Cup, and thus had to compete with the national two-day event for attendance and handle. In particular, when Breeders’ Cup is held in California, the media and fan focus for the weeks leading up have been mostly on that event. In comparison, Sunshine Millions occurs on a day in which there is little competition in both the racing and sports world, and thus has yielded extremely positive results. With the inclusion of Cal Cup, the day should be very well received while featuring top Cal-breds. Plus, the shift to late January will allow Cal-breds the option of competing both on a national stage at Breeders’ Cup, and also on the Sunshine Millions/California Cup day in which restricted purses will be more than $1 million.

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Complete Opposites

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This October 2013 issue of our California Thoroughbred magazine confirms that even though Thoroughbreds can prove to be complete opposites at the racetrack, every one of them have a purpose in life. From Tamarando, who earned the right to grace our cover as the winner of the grade I, $301,500 Del Mar Futurity on Sept. 4, to Finders Key, whose amazing tale goes from four unplaced starts to a starring role in the hit movie “War Horse,” they all have a story to tell. Besides this California-bred duo, the latest publication also features articles on the other stakes race successes achieved by Cal-breds at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club this past month, namely the grade II victor Ethnic Dance and black-type winners Sunday Rules, Summer Hit and Jedi Mind Trick. There is also an editorial on the complete history of Santa Anita Park’s California Breeders Champion Stakes, first established in 1935. As part of the Golden State Series, it will be run in Arcadia next month as the Golden State Juvenile and Golden State Juvenile Fillies on Friday, Nov. 1, the first of two days of the 30th edition of the annual Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Our latest CTBA Member Profile is on trainer Bob Baffert, the Hall of Famer whose initial success with Cal-breds earned him the title of “Mr. Cal Cup,” while Focus On The Future features 28-year-old Jose Contreras who is a face to look out for at Breeders’ Cup as part of the America’s Best Racing initiative. This year’s Barretts Sales & Racing October Yearling Sale being held in the Hinds Pavilion at Faiprlex in Pomona on Tuesday, Oct. 8, is previewed in detail, and the latest chapter in our A Blast From The Past series spotlights Ole Bob Bowers, the 1963 Cal-bred who not only set a world record at the track but also sired the incomparable John Henry. The section dedicated to West Coat Thoroughbred Farms 2013/2014, featuring 13 such fine facilities in this region, is followed by a Horse Care article titled “Cellulitis In Horses,” while there is also then a list of the leading breeders of Cal-breds through August 31 of this year. Last but certainly not least, Mark Giardino has provided a Guest Forum piece about the documentary “Behind The Gate” that has been a labor of love for him and his wife Daryle Ann Lindley Giardino, and 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 the best to the best and not just In the Company of. . .Finders Key, the 14-year-old have to hope for the best! California-bred gelding whom Bobby Lovgren (left) trained to be the equine lead in the 2011 Oscar-nominated movie “War Horse” directed by the legendary Steven Spielberg, at Lovgren’s ranch in Acton, California, on September 4, 2013.

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Contents VOLUME 139 NO. 4

Cover Story On This Month’s Cover Emulating his sire Bertrando’s feat in 1991, Larry and Marianne Williams’ hombred juvenile colt Tamarando won the grade I, $301,500 Del Mar Futurity at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Sept, 4, 2013, to improve his record to 4-2-1-0 and $243,120 in earnings. ©Benoit & Associates

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The CTBA Working For You California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) Notes—October 2013

The Grade California-Breds: Tamarando—A Chip Off The Old Block by Gene Williams

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Leading Breeders in California

The Grade California-Breds: Ethnic Dance—Twirling To Victory by Gene Williams

Golden State Series: The New Gold Standard by Rudi Groothedde

CTBA Member Profile: Bob Baffert—From “Mr. Cal Cup” To The Hall Of Fame by Steve Schuelein

Focus On The Future: Jose Contreras—The New Face Of Racing by Emily Shields

Regional Sales: Fall Recruitment by Lisa Groothedde

Racing In Southern California: Cal-Breds Triumph For Top Trainers by Marcie Heacox

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Another Man’s Treasure: Finders Key—Opening New Doors by Marcie Heacox

A Blast From The Past: Ole Bob Bowers—Thanks For The Memories by Jackie Barnes

SPECIAL SECTION WEST COAST THOROUGHBRED FARMS 2013/2014 Horse Care: Cellulitis In Horses by Heather Smith Thomas

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Ethnic Dance (right), a three-year-old colt by Ballena Vista Farm’s Tribal Rule who was bred in California by The Craig Family Trust, won the second division of the grade II, $251,250 Del Mar Derby at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Sept. 1, 2013, to improve his record to three wins, two seconds and $249,850 in earnings from seven starts.

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From the Executive Corner: A Change For The Best by Doug Burge

Managing Editor’s Welcome: Complete Opposites by Rudi Groothedde

Guest Forum: Behind The Gate by Mark Giardino

The November 2013 Cover Story

Vessels Stallion Farm In Bonsall.

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Racing In Southern California: An Affinity For Fairplex

$493,595 bankroll from 12 wins, six seconds and six thirds in 37 trips to post. B By Lucky Pulpit, the Williams’ Harris Farms-based stallion who was California’s leading first-crop sire of 2010, Luckarack is the third foal out of the multiple stakes-producing Dehere mare Tamarack Bay. From eight foals to date, this graded stakes-placed winner of three races and $218,965 has produced four starters, all of whom have won and are still competing. Her first offspring, Smart Strike’s Tamarack Smarty, has won three races and is stakes-placed, while U’narack, Tamarack Bay’s fifth foal and a son of Unusual Heat, won for the third time in five career starts in the $200,000 Real Good Deal Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Aug. 2. Her sixth foal, the Bertrando colt Tamarando, is Tamarack Bay’s best runner so far, having captured the grade I, $301,500 Del Mar Futurity on Sept. 4, to improve his record to 4-2-1-0 and $243,120 in earnings. Her most recent Luckarack foals are 2012 and 2013 sons of Lucky $75,000 Governor’s Cup Handicap—September 18, 2013 Pulpit.

In his five starts at Fairplex Park, California-bred Luckarack has now won four times following a comefrom-behind victory in 1:18.72 as the 7-1 fifth wagering choice against eight opponents in the $75,000 Governor’s Cup Handicap on Sept. 18. The Larry and Marianne Williams homebred also won the Pomona track’s $50,000 Jim Kostoff Stakes, at the same 6 1/2furlong distance, in September of 2011. Plus the five-year-old gelding won two claiming races at six furlongs on that main dirt oval within the space of seven days last year, while his latest $41,625 payday improved his record at Fairplex to 5-4-0-0 and $99,025. Luckrack’s current overall numbers are a

Cal-Breds Take Home Del Mar Honors

Two members of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) were lauded by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) during the latter organization’s national awards dinner held in Kentucky on Sept. 6. Receiving top honors as TOBA’s National Terry Lovingier & Owner of the Year was Donna Barton Brothers J. Paul Reddam’s Reddam Racing LLC, whose colt I’ll Have Another won the 2012 Kentucky Derby (grade I), Preakness Stakes (grade I) and Santa Anita Derby (grade I). Reddam also was named Western Region Owner of the Year. CTBA Director Terry Lovingier accepted a statewide title as TOBA’s California Breeder of the Year.

A trio of California-bred runners who competed admirably at the top of their respective divisions were rewarded with season-ending titles by members of the racing media at the conclusion of the 2013 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club meet on Sept. 4. Five-year-old Tiz Flirtatious, winner of the track’s grassy, $250,000 John C. Mabee Stakes (grade II), was named Del Mar’s top older filly or mare. The $624,800-earner by Harris Farms’ Tizbud was bred by Pamela Ziebarth. Securing honors as Del Mar’s top sprinter this year was Points Offthebench, a four-year-old Benchmark (Ballena Vista Farm) gelding who captured the $300,250 Bing Crosby Stakes (grade I). He was bred by Gary Rocks, and has earned $364,940 overall. The track’s top two-year-old title went to Tamarando, winner of the $301,500 Del Mar Futurity (grade I). The juvenile colt by Bertrando was bred by Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams, and touts a $243,120 bankroll from four career starts. In other accomplishments, Cal-bred Soi Phet, a five-yearold Tizbud gelding who was bred by ARCHA Racing Inc., emerged as the only horse to win three races during the 2013 Del Mar meet.

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TOBA Honors Lovingier, Reddam

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Auction Action Nine youngsters with pedigree ties to California fetched respective bids over the quarter-million-dollar mark during the 2013 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, which had its 12-day stand in Lexington, Kentucky from Sept. 9-21. Of the eight California-bred yearlings who were cataloged, six of the seven who went through the auction ring were sold for a collective $409,000, yielding an average price of $68,167. Commanding the highest bid of this Golden State group, at $180,000, was a Scat Daddy filly out of the winning Old Topper mare Top Seeded who was bred in California by Tailwind Racing Inc. and purchased by Rick Grimes from the Lane’s End consignment. Eliciting a $725,000 bid from McCalmont Bloodstock, agent, was a Tapit colt out of 2002 California Champion Older Female Above Perfection, the dam of 2009 Spinaway Stakes (grade I) winner Hot Dixie Chick. The first foal out of Cal-bred grade I winner Mistical Plan, by Game Plan, also generated buzz among auctiongoers: the Tiznow colt ultimately sold for $410,000 to SGV Thoroughbreds.

A Tapit colt out of the grade I-placed Cal-bred winner Overly Tempting, by In Excess (Ire), sold for $410,000 to Amerman Racing LLC. Securing a $400,000 purchase price from buyers Al and Sandee Kirkwood was a Bernardini filly out of the dual grade IIwinning Bertrando mare Queenie Belle, the dam of 2010 Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (grade I) winner Unrivaled Belle. The graded stakes-placed Cal-bred mare Double Scoop, a stakes winner and graded stakes producer by Seeking the Gold, was flattered when her yearling filly by Quality Road was acquired by Goldmark Farm LLC for $260,000. Selling for $250,000 to agent Polo Green Stable was a Tiznow colt out of 2007 California Champion TwoYear-Old Female Spring Awakening, by In Excess. California sire power was also on display during the Keeneland auction. A Tale of the Cat colt whose broodmare sire is the Ballena Vista Farm newcomer Eddington sold for $300,000, while an Unbridled’s Song filly out of Seacrettina, a stakes-winning daughter of the Victory Rose Thoroughbreds stallion Sea of Secrets, sold for $250,000.

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Cost Of Freedom

The 59th California-bred millionaire is Cost of Freedom, a 10-year-old son of Cee’s Tizzy bred by Harris Farms Inc. who achieved this milestone by earning $7,800 with a victory at Golden Gate Fields on Sept. 6. In a $10,000 claiming race, the gelding went gate-to-wire against four opponents to win by 3 1/4 lengths in 1:03.70 for the 5 1/2 furlongs on the Berkeley track’s main Tapeta surface.

The 2008 California Champion Older Male, based on his win in that year’s grade I, $250,000 Ancient Title Stakes held during the Oak Tree Racing Association meet at Santa Anita Park, Cost Of Freedom is the second foal out of Moscow Ballet’s nine-time winner Freedom Dance and has now earned $1,007,509 from 15 wins, 10 seconds and six thirds in 44 starts.

Making The Grade The following runner(s), either California-bred or sired by stallions currently based in the Golden State, won or placed in graded stakes races in North America (United States, Canada & Puerto Rico) from August 19 to September 22 inclusive:

Huntsville g.4. Unusual Heat—Lethal Hunter 3rd Grade II Del Mar Handicap $200,250 1 3/8 m. (T) Del Mar Thoroughbred Club August 24 Breeders: David Abrams & Madeline Auerbach He Be Fire N Ice h.5. Unusual Heat—Deputy Tombe 2nd Grade II Del Mar Mile Handicap $200,000 1 m. (T) Del Mar Thoroughbred Club August 25 Breeder: St. George’s Farm Ethnic Dance c.3. Tribal Rule—House of Danzing 1st Grade II Del Mar Derby $251,250 1 1/8 m. (T) Del Mar Thoroughbred Club September 1 Breeder: The Craig Family Trust Gervinho c.3. Unusual Heat—Foreverinthegame 2nd Grade II Del Mar Derby $251,250 1 1/8 m. (T) Del Mar Thoroughbred Club September 1 Breeders: Barry Abrams & Madeline Auerbach Tamarando c.2. Bertrando—Tamarack Bay 1st Grade I Del Mar Futurity $301,500 7 f. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club September 4 Breeders: Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams Hopeseeker g.3. Heatseeker (Ire)—Burning Hope 2nd Grade III British Columbia Derby $144,045 1 1/8 m. Hastings Racecourse September 8 Breeder: Tod Mtn. Thoroughbreds

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Atticus Gabriel Charles, a three-year-old colt whose broodmare sire is this Magali Farms resident, captured the $251,250 Del Mar Derby (grade II) over the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club turf course on Sept. 1.

Dixie Chatter On Aug. 23, this Ballena Vista Farm stallion was represented at Hastings Racecourse by his two-year-old filly Architecture, winner of the track’s $50,000 CTHS Sales Stakes.

Don’tsellmeshort This Running Luck Ranch sire achieved a milestone on Sept. 2, when his two-year-old gelding Jedi Mind Trick became his first stakes winner with a victory in Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s $150,000 I’m Smokin Stakes.

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Five-year-old Hollywood Dreams, a gelding by this Tommy Town Thoroughbreds stallion, won the $50,360 Red Diamond Express Handicap at Northlands Park for the third consecutive year on Sept. 21.

Correction

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On page 7 of the September 2013 issue of the California Thoroughbred magazine, in the News Bits section’s Stallion News part, incorrect information was shown for Stormin Fever and Street Cry. Those details should have been indicated as follows:

Stormin Fever On July 27, this Golden Eagle Farm stallion was flattered at Parx Racing as the broodmare sire of Big Feat, the upset winner of the grassy $76,000 Crowd Pleaser Handicap for three-year-olds.

Streak Continues For Tribal Rule After siring four winners on the Sept. 8 program at Fairplex Park, Ballena Vista Farm’s Tribal Rule sired a trio of winners—just as he had done both at Betfair Hollywood Park on July 12, and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Aug. 3—at the Pomona track just four days later. Breaking their maidens were the two-year-old filly Tribal Tattoo, juvenile colt Luca, four-year-old filly Tequilaville and sophomore gelding Tribal Smoke, while the last three winners of the day on Sept. 12, were the three-year-old filly Margies Rose, four-year-old filly Madoffwiththemoney and six-year-old mare Tribalicious, all in for a claim against winners. Joseph Duffel bred both Tribal Smoke and Margies Rule, Ballena Vista Farm bred Tribal Tattoo, Chantal Burnison bred Luca, Harris Farms bred Tequilaville, George Chakmakian and Frank Aldrich bred Madoffwiththemoney and Tribalicious was bred by Baseline Equine LLC.

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Salt Lake (1989)† In Excess (Ire) (1987)† Bertrando (1989)† High Brite (1984)† Cee’s Tizzy (1987)† Unusual Heat (1990) Benchmark (1991) Tribal Rule (1996) Olympio (1988)† Stormin Fever (1994) Swiss Yodeler (1994) Game Plan (1993) Old Topper (1995) Kafwain (2000) Sea of Secrets (1995) Atticus (1992) For Really (1987)† Ministers Wild Cat (2000) Siberian Summer (1989)† Western Fame (1992)† Rocky Bar (1998) Comic Strip (1995) Perfect Mandate (1996)†

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

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

Golden Gate Fields—$20,000 (opens October 17) Fresno: Fresno County Fair—$20,000 (October 3-14)

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Northern California Sale Graduate Wins Del Mar Stakes Bred by Running Luck Ranch LLC and On Sept. 2, the Don’tsellmeshort gelding produced by the winning Ice Age mare Icy n’ Jedi Mind Trick got an early headstart on Elegant, Jedi Mind Trick sold for $2,500 durmaking the cover of the 2014 Northern ing the 2012 Northern California Yearling California Sale catalog when he captured Sale, hosted by the California Thoroughbred the $150,000 I’m Smokin Stakes for twoBreeders Association (CTBA). The John year-olds at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Sadler trainee pushed his career bankroll to Club, a six-furlong race that was conducted ©Benoit Jedi Mind Trick $139,828 for owner Doubledown Stables as part of the lucrative Golden State Series Inc. with his third win from four starts. for horses who were either bred or sired in California.

Jockey Club Releases 2013 Foal Numbers According to its Live Foal Reports received through Sept. 9, representing a completion rate of approximately 90 percent, The Jockey Club reported that 37,908 mares were covered by 2,392 stallions in 2012, resulting in 22,001 live foals of 2013, a drop of 2.2 percent on last year’s number of 22,500. With 2,620 stallions covering 39,838 mares last year, it represented decreases of 8.7 percent and 4.8 percent, respectively, from 2011. For the second consecutive year, California ranked third below Kentucky (10,726) and Florida (1,751) with 1,582 foals of this year, a drop of 1.1 percent, while its 2,475 mares bred was down 3.4 percent on the 2,562 total for 2011, as reported this time last

year. Kentucky’s corresponding foals and mares bred numbers decreased by 2.1 percent and 2.2 percent, respectively. Among the nation’s other top 10 producers of foals, Florida and New York enjoyed respective 6.6 percent and 36.2 percent increases in their foal crops, while decreases were felt by Louisiana (12.8 percent), Ontario (2.3 percent), Pennsylvania (3.2 percent), New Mexico (14 percent), Oklahoma (7.7 percent) and Texas (6.1 percent)s. The Golden State stallions with the most foals reported were Lucky Pulpit with 82, Tribal Rule with 76, Awesome Gambler with 54, Papa Clem with 43 and Thorn Song with 42.

Cal-Bred Wins Ferndale Stakes Race A Thousand Aces, a three-year-old gelding bred in California by Terry Lovingier and sired by his Lovacres Ranch resident Awesome Gambler, won the $30,550 C. J. Hindley Humboldt County Marathon Starter Handicap as the last race of the eighth and final day of Ferndale’s Humboldt County meet that was held Aug. 14-25. The sixth foal out of 17-year-old Rachel’s Edition, a multiple stakes-placed winner by Ascot Knight whose other five other foals foals of racing age are also winners, he banked $18,050 to improve his record to 10-3-0-1 and $45,260 in earnings.

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A Thousand Aces

Those Grand Cal-Bred Mares The past month saw four runners out of California-bred mares win stakes races both nationally and internationally. On Aug. 28, a disqualification gave the two-year-old Sligo Bay (Ire) filly Lexie Lou the win in the $190,939 Muskoka Stakes at Woodbine in Canada which improved her record to 4-2-0-0 and $151,096 in earnings. She is out of 13-year-old Oneexcessivenite, a four-time winner by In Excess (Ire) bred by Mike Pegram. Four days earlier, Bertrando’s 11-year-old daughter Gentle Charmer became the dam of a stakes winner when Flatter’s Flat Out Charming won the $74,400 Lindsay Frolic Stakes for juvenile fillies at Calder Race Course in Florida. She has earned $76,330 from 3-2-0-1 record and her

stakes-winning dam was bred by Martin and Pam Wygod. On that same Aug. 24 day, Newmarket in England was the venue for Tropics, a five-year-old gelding by Speightstown, to win the Stobart Members Club Hopeful Stakes for his fifth victory in 11 starts. His 1991 dam Taj Aire, by Taj Alriyadh, was bred by John and Doris Konecny and produced three other black-type winners. Three weeks later on Sept. 21, the $50,000 Pink Ribbon Stakes at Charles Town in West Virginia was won by the seven-year-old mare Wardelle whose record stands at 54-13-4-10 and $353,486 in earnings. By Toccet, she is out of Bertrando’s unraced daughter Toe in the Water who was bred by Elliott Alexander. Continued on next page

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On Saturday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 19, the Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation will host guided walking tours of Ridgewood Ranch in Willits…The Barretts Sales & Racing’s October Yearling Sale will be held at Fairplex in Pomona on Tuesday, Oct. 8, while nominations for the group’s March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training close on Friday, Oct. 25. . .On Saturday, Oct. 12, the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation will host its annual “Day-AtThe-Races & Monte Carlo Night at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. . .The closing date for the nomination of 2013 foals to Breeders’ Cup is Tuesday, Oct. 15. . .On Saturday, Oct. 19, the Thoroughbred Owners

of California (TOC) will hold its Northern California Annual Meeting at Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley, the same day that an Equine Herpesvirus-1 Workshop will be hosted by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego…On Thursday, Oct. 24, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) will hold its next monthly meeting at Santa Anita. . .Among last month’s theft of five trophies from the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, New York, was the 1903 Belmont Stakes Trophy won by Africander who was bred in California by James Ben Ali Haggin.

Gone, But Not Forgotten The dam of a Golden State champion and a stakes-winning California-bred both died in September. Little Hottie, the 15-year-old dam of 2011 La Jolla passed away away ininn Handicap (grade II) winner Burns, passed passed away passed SSS Sanger on Sept. 17. A winning daughter of Afternoon Deelites, she produced six foals in total, all by Unusual Heat, including the grade I-placed, six-time winner Brushburn. A few days earlier, Cal-bred Maui Mark was euthanized after fracturing a leg while training at Belmont Park in New York. A 2005 son of Harris Farms’ Unusual Heat and the Man From Eldorado mare Dalymount, the $435,155-earner was bred by Fast Lane ©Benoit Farms and won last year’s $100,000 M i Mark M k Mau Ma k California Cup Sprint Stakes.

Shirley McQueeney SSh r ey E een Moskow te McQueeney a member o the Ca orn a Thoroughbred Breeders Assoc at on (CTBA) rom 1998 to 2011 passed away a ter a ong ness at the age o 83 n Northern Ca orn a on Aug 25 ©K D The San Franc sco nat ve and Napa res dent was a eong an ma over and the breeder o Soc a Noe w nner o the Ca orn a Cup D sta Starter Hand cap n 1998 The w e o Dan e McQueeney or 57 years she s surv ved by her brother Haro d Moskow te s ster Jean Howe and her three ch dren ve grandch dren and our great grand ch dren

10 Years Ago Trapper, a three-year-old son of Iron Cat and Hold Your Peace’s five-time winner Ananda, scored his lone career stakes victory with a win in the $100,000 California Sprint Championship Handicap at Bay Meadows Racecourse on Oct. 4, 2003. Bred in California by Creston Farms, he raced through August of 2005, before retiring to stud in the Golden State with a record of 13-5-2-1 and $156,213 in earnings.

25 Years Ago On Oct. 9, 1988, the $21,340 Tulare Stakes at Fresno was won by the sophomore filly Image of Super who was posting a third and final lifetime stakes win for her breeders and owners Don and Gary Silvers. A daughter of Zanthe out of the multiple stakes-placed winner Super Sovereign, by Imperator, she retired after one more racing season with a bankroll of $74,010 and 15-6-2-3 record before becoming the 2001/2001 California Broodmare of the Year as the dam of the Golden State champion Super High and three other multiple stakes winners.

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50 Years Ago TT T winner of the $22,700 Tanforan Handicap at Tanforan on Oct. 26, 1963, was the California-bred gelding Milla’s Turk The who was by Turk’s Delight out of stakes winner Milla’s Abbey, a King’s Abbey (GB) full sister to the 1954 Tanforan Handicap winner Golden Abbey. Bred by the Estate of W. W. Naylor, the dual stakes-winning four-year-old would race 71 more times through 1969, prior to retiring with a record of 18 wins, 14 seconds, 15 thirds and $96,291 earned. 10 CAL FORN A THOROUGHBRED • OCTOBER 2013

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CTBA-Sponsored Exchange Wagering Bill Protects California’s Incentive Award Program On Sept. 9, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 432, Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez’s bill related to a new form of betting in California horse racing that will include requiring any racing associaton or racing fair to distribute a specified portion of the resulting revenue in a specific manner, such as to California's breeding farms and stallion owners through the California-bred Incentive Awards Program. “AB 432 clarifies that when the (California) Horse Racing Board implements exchange wagering at tracks in California, the traditional payouts will continue to be funded as per the historic splits, maintaining fairness and standard practice,” explained Pérez. Exchange wagering is a form of pari-mutuel wagering (mutual betting), in which two or more persons place identically opposing wagers in a given market. This practice is used for gambling on horse racing, greyhound racing, and other sporting events of a relatively short duration in which participants finish in a ranked order. To help expand and grow the horse racing industry in California, SB 1072 (Calderon, 2010) was passed which authorized the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) to adopt exchange wagering at its discretion. However, when the enabling legislation was enacted, it lacked clarity pertaining to the allotment of exchange revenues. The new law by Pérez (Chapter 264, Statutes of 2013) addresses the issue by ensuring that the traditional revenue sharing system is maintained. In California, there are a total of 13 CHRB-regulated racing and training facilities and 24 simulcast-only facilities that span the state. The California horse racing industry plays a significant role in supporting California’s economy. During 2011-12, the pari-mutuel handle exceeded $2.8 billion and generated more than $11.7 million in horse racing revenue, which was used to fund CHRB operations.

Completed contracts for the California Thoroughbred 2014 Stallion Directory are still being accepted by the CTBA. 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. CTBA Hosting Stallion Tour In California’s Central Valley On Saturday, Oct. 12, the CTBA will host a Central Valley Stallion Tour that will visit Madera Thoroughbreds, Old English Rancho, Poplar Meadows and Rivendell Ranch during which 10 stallions will be showcased. The $30 charge for the event includes lunch, and reservations can be made by contacting CTBA Past President Leigh Ann Howard at either (760) 728-4775 or vcfarm@aol.com. New CTBA Members Jeff Campbell

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CTBA Directors Election Deadline Reminder Those members of the CTBA who wish to seek election to the group’s Board of Directors through the petition process are reminded that they have until Nov. 10, 2013, 90 days prior to the CTBA’s Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner to submit their completed application. As per

the association’s bylaws, it needs to include a minimum of 25 signatures from current CTBA members for the applicant to be included on the ballot for this year’s election which relates to the three-year term as a director form 2014 to 2016.

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Central Valley Stallion Tour (Leaving from Starbucks, 6833 N. Golden State Blvd., Fresno) Saturday, October 12 California Cup XXIV Saturday, January 25, 2014 CTBA Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner Monday, February 10, 2014 (2013 California-Bred Champions & 2014 California Hall of Fame Inductees)

Madera, Sanger & Fre Santa Anita Park, Arcadia The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, Berkeley

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

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Notes — October 2013 California Thoroughbred Foundation 2013 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 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.

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



    SIRE: Fusaichi Pegasus • • • • •

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

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

 

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

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

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Tamaramdo: A Chip Off The Old Block

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by GENE WILLIAMS In human terms, the attempt to make pop proud is a common theme among sons. Though we don’t know it, Tamarando could have reached that status on the equine level with his sterling late-running victory in the 66th running of the grade I, $301,500 Del Mar Futurity on the track’s closing day, Sept. 4. After all, that performance did match his sire Bertrando’s conquest in the same race 22 years earlier. What better way to make a dad proud? The victory by California-bred Tamarando, who is out of the first horse ever owned by Larry and Marianne Williams, Tamarack Bay, was his second in four starts and first stakes win. Also, he became the 29th Cal-bred to win the Futurity, Del Mar’s season-ending decider on juvenile champion. Cal-bred Bertrando’s win came in 1991, and preceded a second-placed finish in that fall’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (grade I) at Churchill Downs. After the 2011 breeding season, Bertrando was pensioned at Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona with 53 stakes winners. Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer isn’t ready to say just yet if Tamarando will follow his sire’s route into the grade I, $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, saying only, “We haven’t talked about that yet,” meaning him and the owners. Hollendorfer did say the dark bay colt’s next planned start will come in Santa Anita Park’s grade I, $250,000 FrontRunner Stakes on Sept. 28, at the Juvenile distance of 1 1/16 miles. That will be a bit over a month in front of the 30th anniversary of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita on Nov. 1-2. Hollendorfer praised the colt for his solid win at Del Mar, saying, “We’ve thought all along that he was a good one. We have what we think are several nice two-year-olds and he was outworking most of them.” Hollendorfer’s confidence wasn’t hurt by the fact jockey Julien Leparoux was aboard, saying, “Julien had been very good with him in all his starts.” Speaking to the press after the

race, Leparoux said, “From the outside post, I knew I was going to probably wind up going wide, but that was okay. He’s the kind of horse who wants to run from the back, so that’s what we were ready to do. I felt I could move well with him at any point. . .I think the farther the better with him; definitely the farther the better.” The trainer said he had considered Del Mar’s $150,000 I’m Smokin Stakes at six furlongs for Cal-breds two days prior to the Futurity, but chose the grade I race in open company instead. “I thought he would be much better at seven furlongs (the Futurity distance), so I chose that race.” The Williamses, members of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) since 2002, bought Tamarack Bay for $35,000 at the 2000 Keeneland September Yearling Sale and she responded by earning $218,965 over a four-year career. Williams, who with his wife owns Tree Top Ranches in Parma, Idaho, remains somewhat amazed at how Tamarack Bay has responded to life as a broodmare. “She has gone through our whole program and it’s amazing how good she has turned out.” She’s four for four with winners at the racetrack—U’narack, Luckarack and Tamarack Smarty joining Tamarando. Half-brother U’narack won Del Mar’s $200,000 Real Good Deal Stakes for Cal-breds on Aug. 2 of this year. The breeders and owners generally keep 25 to 30 horses in training, with Hollendorfer and Mike Puype in Southern California and Steve Specht in Northern California. The farm’s mares are sent to California to be bred and then returned to Idaho until it’s time to foal and then re-breed before coming back to the farm in Parma. The foals are raised at the farm. Prior to Tamarando’s win, the top moment for the Williamses came when Rousing Sermon ran in the 2012 Kentucky Derby (grade I), where he finished eighth.

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Ethnic Dance: Twirling To Victory

by GENE WILLIAMS Ethnic Dance found his rhythm early and never missed a step on the way to a comfortable, pace-setting victory in the second division of the grade II Del Mar Derby on Sept. 1. In the process, he became the 23rd California-bred to win the race that determines the three-year-old championship at Southern California’s more-than-ample answer to the legendary Saratoga Race Course. Also, the colt gave co-owner and breeder Jenny Craig her second Derby champion out of her productive mare, House of Danzing, the other being Twirling Candy in 2010. Michael Bello is Craig’s co-owner and John Sadler trained this year’s winner as well as half-brother Twirling Candy, who was sired by Candy Ride (Arg), the 2003 winner of the $1 million Pacific Classic (grade I) for Jenny and her late husband Sid, who died in 2008. Twirling Candy was the product of her first mating with Candy Ride. She has since gone to Candy Ride three more times. While Jenny Craig has reduced her Thoroughbred holdings quite a bit since her husband’s death, she has remained in the business by racing a number of homebreds. House of Danzing is no longer a part of the Craig broodmare group, having been sold. Sadler sees Ethnic Dance as “an improving horse,” pointing out that it took him several races to break his maiden. Whatever was holding him back seems to be well in the past since the dark bay son of Tribal Ruler took to the turf, having now won three of four starts on grass with a second in the other outing. The Del Mar Derby win put an exclamation point on that factor, running his race record to three victories and two seconds in eight starts. Ethnic Dance’s victory in the Del Mar Derby, which carried a purse of $251,250, ran his career earnings to $249,850.

As to how the race unfolded, jockey Edwin Maldonado, in his first time on the colt’s dance card, told it thusly: “I knew the other speed was the six horse (Olympic Blue), and when he didn’t go for the front, I took advantage of it. I knew I was going slow out there and I was loving it. . .Every time one of them would inch up on him, he’d let out a notch; all on his own.” House of Danzing, by Chester House, was bred by the Craigs, who joined the ranks of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) in 1995. The 2002 foal raced only at two, with just a couple of starts before being retired to the Craigs’ broodmare band. Sid Craig also bred her dam, Danzing Crown, and raced the second dam, the dual stakesplaced, four-time winner Crownette. The productive House of Danzing is responsible for four named foals, three of whom have started and two—Twirling Candy and Ethnic Dance—who are graded stakes winners. The dam’s bloodlines trace back to one of racing’s all-time greats, the 1978 Triple Crown winner and two-time Eclipse Horse of the Year, Affirmed. House of Danzing’s fourth dam, In Memory, was a half-sister to the great runner. Ethnic Dance is the fourth graded stakes winner and 33rd overall stakes winner for Tribal Rule, who stands at Ballena Vista Farm near Ramona, California. Of the 23 Cal-breds who have won the Del Mar Derby in its 69 runnings, the most recent prior to Ethnic Dance was Romanceishope in 2001. The first three winners of the race were Cal-breds—Timber Slide, Terry Bargello and Wheatfield. In the four times the race has been run in divisions, at least one Cal-bred won: 1963 with Olympiad King, 1968 with both Glory Hallelujah and Prince Hemp, 1970 with War Heim, and Ethnic Dance this year.

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The New Gold Standard Golden State Series

by RUDI GROOTHEDDE Since the California Breeders Champion Stakes was run for the first time at Santa Anita Park in 1935, this oldest stakes race for California-breds has been won by more than 100 such runners during a glorious history that has also seen its fair share of change, including the addition of an edition exclusively for fillies in 1980. Among the many great Cal-breds to have won the Cal Breeders, either as a two-year-old at the end of the racing season or as a three-year-old just starting an annual campaign, are eight winners of the California Horse of the Year title, namely Flying Paster, Jaklin Klugman, Prince Spellbound, Fali Time, Snow Chief, Bob Black Jack, and the fillies Cat’s Cradle and Evening Jewel. Through 1979, the distaffers Dear Diary, Honeymoon and Mira Femme had won against the males, and the closure of Santa Anita during World War II resulted in the Cal Breeders not being held from 1941 to 1944. The 1967 Calbred crop missed its chance to win the event when it was not contested in 1969, while its gross purses rose steadily before reaching six figures in the early 1980s. The Cal Breeders races have also been run at three different distances over the years. It was held at a mile from its inception to 1961, then as a seven-furlong event until 2008, and again in 2010 and 2011, and at 1 1/16 miles in 2009. In 1961, 1995 and 1999, the Cal Breeders was contested twice in the same year, a situation that will repeat itself in 2013. The one-mile races have also now been renamed the Golden State Juvenile and Golden State Juvenile Fillies, as part of the Golden State Series, and will each be worth $200,000 on Friday, Nov. 1, the first of the two Breeders’ Cup World Championship days being held at Santa Anita.

So now would be a good time to take a look back at some of the greatest winners of the Cal Breeders during the past nine decades. Great Beginnings The 1933 colt Lloyd Pan, by Bistouri (Fr) and named after the son of his breeder and owner Alexander Pantages, collected $10,015 of the $13,515 gross purse when he won the first ever Cal Breeders on Dec. 31, 1935. A longshot in the wagering, he won by three quarters of a length in 1:41 for the mile over a slow track. Lloyd Pan also won the $2,530 California Derby as a three-year-old, the $12,825 Santa Catalina California-Bred Championship the following year and retired at the age of 11 with a record of 146-20-16-17 and $35,535 in earnings. After wins by Some Devil, Iron Hills, Dear Diary, who made 28 of her 29 career starts as a juvenile and later became the dam of two stakes winners, Red Chip and Yankee Dandy from 1936 to 1940, the Cal Breeders wasn’t run again until Honeymoon won it with Johnny Longden in the irons during 1945. Louis Mayer’s homebred daughter of Beau Pere (GB) would go on to win a dozen more stakes races from the ages of three to five, including the 1946 editions of the $27,000 Hollywood Oaks and, against the boys, the $56,800 Hollywood Derby. Her final tally as a sevenyear-old was 78-20-14-9 with $387,760 earned, after which she produced the multiple stakes winners Honeys Alibi and Honeys Gem from just three foals. Your Host, also both bred by the Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) boss and ridden by Longden, was the 1949 Cal Breeders winner, following victories by Shim Malone (1946), Call Bell (1947) and Duplicator (1948). The 1949

Linmold—February 12, 1959

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Del Mar Futurity winner won seven stakes races the following year, including the $136,900 Santa Anita Derby. By Alibhai (GB), the colt earned $384,795 from 13 wins, five seconds and two thirds in 23 starts during three seasons of racing before becoming the sire of the legendary Kelso. One Clear Standout This decade of nine Cal Breeders winners began with Gold Capitol and ended with Linmold, while two other Del Mar Futurity victors also captured the race in between these bookend years. That duo comprised of Big Noise in 1951, and the 1958 winner Old Pueblo whose victory in the event was part of a streak of eight wins to start his career. The 1952 winner De Anza was followed by the first sophomore to win the Cal Breeders, Major Speed in 1954, while the next three victors were Guerrero, Fathers Risk and Prince Khaled. Even though Linmold’s lifetime resume would include only one other stakes win, it was a huge one. Bred by his owners Mr. and Mrs. Linne Nelson, he won the $145,000 Santa Anita Handicap as a four-year-old and after one more season of racing, the son of Khaled (GB) retired with a bankroll of $195,635 from a 21-4-2-3 record. A Most Memorable Decade The legendary jockey Bill Shoemaker then won the next four renewals of the Cal Breeders with New Policy (1960), fellow three-year-old Olden Times (1961) and the twoyear-olds Najin (1961) and Kingomine (1962). A Rex Ellsworth homebred, Olden Times was a blacktype winner in each of his five racing campaigns, with 13 such victories overall that included a trio of $100,000plus events, the 1962 San Juan Capistrano Handicap and both the Midwest’s Illinois Handicap and the East Coast’s Metropolitan Handicap during 1964. This son of Relic’s final numbers were 54-17-10-5 and $603,875 in earnings. Before Nearco Blue triumphed in the 2nd Division of the 1963 Cal Breeders, one of the greatest Cal-breds ever won the 1st Division. By Hillary, a resident sire of his breeder and

owner George Pope Jr.’s El Peco Ranch, Hill Rise then raced with further aplomb from 1964 to 1966. After winning the $132,400 Santa Anita Derby, he posted respective runner-up and third-placed finishes to the legendary Northern Dancer in the $156,800 Kentucky Derby and $176,700 Preakness Stakes. The winner at four of the $145,000 Santa Anita Handicap and New York’s $112,700 Man o’ War Stakes, Hill Rise then traveled to England where he won the Rous Memorial Stakes and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at the famed Ascot Racecourse as a five-year-old. He ran 43 times for earnings of $653,177 from 15 wins, six seconds and eight thirds. Even though Gummo and Don B., the respective winners of the Cal Breeders in 1964 and 1969, were both multiple stakes winners, it was in the breeding shed that they made more of a name for themselves. The former was California’s leading sire on six occasions between 1974 and 1985, as well as the Golden State’s leading sire of juveniles in 1978 and 1979, a feat that the latter attained in 1977. This decade’s other Cal Breeders winners were Separate Checks and Wingover in the two divisions during 1965, Mira Femme in 1966, and Mr. Joe F. in 1968. Three Of The Best After Bold Joey won in 1970, Royal Owl took the Cal Breeders during a two-year-old season in which he won six of his seven starts. Bred by Royal Oaks Farm and J. K. Stables, this son of Crazy Kid was also a stakes winner at the ages of three, four and five with his biggest triumph coming in the grade I, $127,800 Charles H. Strub Stakes during 1973. His four years of competition yielded earnings of $509,462 from a 37-12-5-5 record. Gummo then sired the 1972 winner Ancient Title, a feat he repeated with the win by Flying Paster in the 1978 Cal Breeders. A multiple winner in each of his seven racing campaigns, Ancient Title earned $1,252,791 for his breeders and owners William and Ethel Kirkland. Among his 17 graded

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were Money Lender (1973), Mr. Paul (1974), Stained Glass (1975), Current Concept (1976), Misrepresentation (1977) and Jaklin Klugman (1979, the latter of whom ran third in the 1980 Kentucky Derby (grade I) during a season that garnered him California Champion Three-Year-Old Male and Horse of the Year honors. An Exciting Expansion This period coincided with the introduction of a Cal Breeders race just for fillies, and that inaugural edition worth $89,150 was won by Nell’s Briquette in 1980. Bred by Golden Meadow Farm and Rancho Mission Viejo, this daughter of Lanyon won five of her six two-year-old starts of that year, before her sophomore campaign included a win in the grade I, $138,800 Santa Susana Stakes. She also ran at four and after earning $346,735 from a 20-8-5-1 record, she produced the group II-winning sires Sanquirico and Love the Groom. Three of the next four winners of the fillies division also proved to be standouts. The 1981 victor A Kiss For Luck, Reflected Glory’s California Champion Two-Year-Old Female of that year, won the grade I, $200,000 Vanity Handicap as a four-year-old when she retired with eight wins, seven seconds, seven thirds and $588,896 in earnings from 37 starts. Bred by Rancho Jonata, her daughter Kiss for Six was the dam of the 2004 grade I-winning Cal-bred Alphabet Kisses. Fabulous Notion, the dam of 1997 grade I winner Fabulously Fast, was California’s champion female at both two and three when she also did the Cal Breeders/Santa Susana double in 1982 and 1983. Unbeaten in five starts as a juvenile, she was bred by Ray Stark and earned $702,002 from a record of 16-9-0-3 through her four-year-old season. After champion Boo La Boo’s win in 1983, Rascal Lass won the 1984 Cal Breeders. At three, this daughter of Ack Ack bred by Cardiff Stud Farm captured the grade I, $282,700 Fantasy Stakes and finished third in the $182,100 Kentucky Oaks won by Cal-bred Fran’s Valentine, before retiring as a fiveyear-old with a bankroll of $491,335 from a 40-8-9-4 record.

Golden State Series Cont’d. stakes victories were grade I wins in the 1974 Charles H. Strub Stakes, 1975 and 1976 California Stakes, 1975 Hollywood Gold Cup Invitational Handicap and 1977 San Antonio Stakes, all $100,000-plus events. His 57 trips to post also included 11 seconds and nine thirds. Flying Paster, a homebred for B. J. Ridder, posted a sixth win in a row in the Cal Breeders to close out a 10race California Horse of the Year campaign that comprised of seven victories and three runner-up finishes. In 1979, he won both the $192,400 Santa Anita Derby and $279,250 Hollywood Derby and made it three career grade I wins with a score in the 1981 San Antonio Stakes worth $159,200. After retiring with a record of 27-13-7-2 and $1,127,460 in earnings, he became California’s leading sire of two-year-olds in 1986 and 1993, as well the Golden State’s overall leading sire from 1987 to 1991. The other Cal-breds to win the Cal Breeders in the 1970s

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In January of both 1995 and 1999, Cat’s Cradle and General Challenge made respective winning debuts for the year. The former went on to win the grade I, $150,000 Acorn Stakes on her way to California Horse of the Year honors, while the latter’s 1999 and 2000 California championship titles were secured by wins in a trio of grade I events, namely the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby and $1,180,000 Pacific Classic Stakes in 1999, and the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap as a four-year-old. By Flying Paster and bred by her owner Ridder Thoroughbred Stable, Cat’s Cradle was also the 1996 California Champion Older Female and retired as a five-year-old with 10 wins, six seconds, four thirds and $807,808 in earnings to her name from 26 starts. General Challenge, a son of General Meeting, also competed from the ages of two to five, with his bankroll of $2,877,178 coming from a record of 21-9-3-1 while sporting the Golden Eagle Farm silks of John and Betty Mabee, California’s leading breeders in 1984 and from 1988 to 2005.

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After wins by Balcony Pass (1985), Young Flyer (1986), who later produced grade I winners in 1994 and 2001, and Raveneaux (1988), Kool Arrival took the Cal Breeders. By Relaunch, the 1989 Champion Three-Year-Old Female also won that year’s grade I, $133,450 Las Virgenes Stakes and retired as a sophomore with seven wins, a second, two thirds and $422,988 from 14 starts. She was bred by Pete Valenti, John Coelho and Phillip Fields and produced both the grade II-winning Cal-bred Klassy Kim and Koolinger (Jpn), a multiple stakes-winning sire in his native land. Two Cal-bred colts, who were both coming off wins in the grade I, $1,000,000-plus Hollywood Futurity at two, stood out among the male winners of the Cal Breeders in the 1980s. Fali Time, a son of Faliraki (Ire) bred by his owners Jim Mamakos and Dr. Marc Stubrin, took the 1983 edition on his way to the California Horse of the Year title, while the 1985 to 1987 California Horse of the Year, Snow Chief, won two years later before winning four more grade I events, namely the $500,000 Florida Derby, $500,000 Santa Anita Derby and $5534,400 Preakness Stakes that same year, and the $516,750 Charles H. Strub Stakes at four. Both of them ran from two to four, with Fali Time earning $1,033,179 from record of 15-5-4-2 and Snow Chief banking $3,383,210 from a 24-13-3-5 record. By Reflected Glory, the latter was bred under the Blue Diamond Ranch banner of Carl Grinstead, who owned him in partnership with Ben Rochelle. The other male winners of the Cal Breeders during this decade were Johnlee n’ Harold (1980), dual champion Prince Spellbound (1982), Northrexford Drive (1983), The Rogers Four (1985), Fast Delivery (1987), No Commitment (1988) and Past Ages (1989). Two To Remember In the 1990s, a filly and a gelding stood head and shoulders above their fellow Cal-breds as winners of the Cal Breeders on their way to Golden State championship seasons during which the event was run twice in a calendar year.

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Tarascon (1990), Apollo (1991), Irish Twist (1992), El Atroz (1993), champion Individual Style (1994), 1995 winners Snow Kidd’n and Ready to Order, champion In Excessive Bull (1996), Oly Ogy (1998) and champion Gibson County, the December 1999 victor, won the decade’s additional male divisions of the Cal Breeders. The other fillies who posted Cal Breeders wins in the 1990s were champion Materco (1990), Simple Surprise (1991), Alpine Queen (1992), Frans Lass (1993), Musical Girl (1994), the December 1995 winner Pareja, Rexy Sexy (1996), Nijinsky’s Passion (1997), champion Controlled (1998) and Kitty On the Track (1999). A Top Trio The fillies Silent Sighs and Evening Jewel and the colt Bob Black Jack then became the most successful of the winners of the Cal Breeders from 2000 to 2009. After wins by Always the Lady, champion Lady George and Pocketfullofpesos, the 2003 edition was won by Silent Sighs. This Martin and Pam Wygod homebred, by their then River Edge Farm sire Benchmark, was the winner of the grade I, $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks the following year, before retiring with a 6-4-1-0 record and $442,700 in earnings. Silent Sighs then produced the 2012 graded stakes winner Clear Attempt. Winning next were the champions Memorette (2004), Sierra Sweetie (2005), Spring Awakening (2007) and Saucey Evening (2008), as well as Swiss Diva in 2006, before Evening Jewel won the 2009 Cal Breeders. Bred by Betty Mabee and her son Larry, this daughter of Northern Afleet was the 2010 California Horse of the Year based on wins in the $400,000 Ashland Stakes and $300,000 Del Mar Oaks, both grade I events, and a runner-up effort in the

$584,300 Kentucky Oaks (grade I). From two to four, Evening Jewel earned $1,221,399 from a record of 19-7-6-2. In 2007, the following year’s California Horse of the Year, Bob Black Jack, won the male division of the Cal Breeders. By Stormy Jack and bred by Gary and Marlene Howard in partnership with Bruce Dunmore, he went on to win the grade I, $250,000 Malibu Stakes as a threeyear-old and retired two years later with a 13-5-3-1 record and $704,925 in earnings. The champions Proud Tower (2000), Don’tsellmeshort (2003), Pirates Deputy (2006) and Caracortado (2009), as well as Earl of Danby (2001), Excessivepleasure (2002), Uncle Denny (2004), Da Stoops (2005) and All Saint (2008), were the other male winners of the Cal Breeders during the 2000s. Future Promise The current decade is only in its infancy, but half of the six Cal Breeders winners to date already have two graded stakes wins and a couple of California championships to their names. Based on their wins in this event, California Nectar and Ismene were California’s respective juvenile filly champions of 2010 and 2011, while the former won the grade II, $150,000 Santa Ynez Stakes on her sophomore debut. The corresponding male winners of the Cal Breeders were Thirtyfirststreet and Got Even. On January 26 of this year, the filly Qiaona and the colt Tiz a Minister were the winners of the Cal Breeders races, both contested for a purse of more than $300,000, while the latter went on to win the grade III, $100,750 Affirmed Handicap in June. At the 30th edition of Breeders’ Cup next month, the opportunity awaits in the Golden State Juvenile and Golden State Juvenile Fillies for a male and female runner, bred or sired in California, to add their names to this illustrious group of past California Breeders Champion Stakes.

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Bob Baffert: From “Mr. Cal Cup” To The Hall Of Fame

by STEVE SCHUELEIN Years before trainer Bob Baffert became a three“That was it at Los Al,” said Baffert of the notificatime Eclipse Award winner, Hall of Fame member tion a few hours later that he’d officially given up his and horse racing icon, he so deftly demonstrated Quarter Horse division. “Los Al had a night like his early Thoroughbred talents with Californiathe Breeders’ Cup of Quarter Horse racing that breds that he earned the title of “Mr. Cal Cup.” night. I won one of those races. And then I quit. The white-haired trainer with the silver “I was thinking about it, but it was hard tongue and golden touch remembered those to let go,” said Baffert, who began with early years fondly, and considered them Quarter Horses during the 1970s, moved critical in launching his career. to Los Alamitos in 1982, and maintained “California-breds really jump-started divisions in both breeds after branching me in this game in California,” said Baffert into Thoroughbreds in 1988. from his box at the Del Mar Thoroughbred “But after the Cal Cup, I said, ‘you Club during the final week of this year’s know what, I’m going to go,’ ” said Bafsummer meet there. fert, who at that time had built a Thor“My first stakes win was here with Theresa’s oughbred division of 15 to 18 head. “A lot Pleasure in a Cal-bred stake,” recalled the 60-year-old of my Thoroughbred owners were not happy with me Arizona native of Del Mar’s $75,000 CTBA Stakes in training Quarter Horses. I told (D. Wayne) Lukas about 1990. “I was at the Keeneland sale that day. the situation, and he said when he made the same change, “She was owned and bred by Lester Smith, his business doubled.” who was a friend of a Quarter Horse owner at Baffert’s burgeoning reputation soared to Los Alamitos who recommended me to him,” another level with the arrival of Cavonnier said Baffert. “She broke her maiden at the Los who won the $100,000 Cal Cup Juvenile Alamitos county fair. I ran her with a tag and Stakes in 1995, as a harbinger of greater was very worried somebody might claim her. things to come. “Theresa’s Pleasure was very fast but I didn’t “My career really took off with Cavonknow if she could get the distance of the Cal nier,” said Baffert of the 1996 California Cup Juvenile Fillies,” said Baffert of her subHorse of the Year owned by Robert and sequent score in this $100,000 event at Santa Barbara Walter. “He kept surprising me as Anita Park. “She was a muscular little speedy a two-year-old, and after he finished secthing. It was like watching Mary Lou Retton ond in the seven-furlong Cal-bred stake at run a mile and a sixteenth.” Santa Anita that winter, I realized he was Theresa’s Pleasure became the first of crying out for more distance. nine Baffert-trained California Cup winners, “I almost didn’t run him in the Santa including four in the first two years that led Anita Derby because his previous race was to the Mr. Cal Cup title. disappointing,” said Baffert. “But he came Bob, Jill and Bode Baffert “To me, the Cal Cup was a Breeders’ back and worked so well, I told his owners Cup,” said Baffert of that era. “I was really on a roll then.” to take a shot. Baffert’s three 1991 Cal Cup wins were Ebonair in the “When he won the Santa Anita Derby and got beat a Juvenile, Letthebighossroll in the Sprint and Charmonnier nose in the Kentucky Derby, that made him the breakin the Classic. through horse of my career,” said Baffert of the new “Letthebighossroll was a lot of fun,” said Baffert of the national attention. “I had a pretty good career before, but two-time Cal-bred champion. “Ebonair was Bob Lewis’ first that sort of verified it. stakes winner. I sold him privately to Bob in my barn. Char“Winning my first Santa Anita Derby was like the monnier beat Best Pal, the favorite in the Classic. And I Breeders’ Cup, and it was a ticket to the Kentucky Derby,” could have won a fourth that day. Charm a Gendarme fin- said Baffert. ished second in the Juvenile Fillies as the favorite after a Baffert still harbors bittersweet feelings about Cavontroubled trip. nier’s second-placed finish in the 1996 Kentucky Derby “I needed something big to get noticed,” said Baffert, (grade I), an agonizing nose behind Grindstone. who decided the triple was big enough to put him squarely “It was like yesterday,” said Baffert of the memories. “I on the Thoroughbred radar in California. was yelling and cheering so hard, I had stomach cramps after ©Benoit

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secutive Cal-bred wins in the Del Mar Futurity (grade II) for Baffert in 2001 and 2002. “I bought Officer at the Barretts Sale for Prince Ahmed bin Salman’s The Thoroughbred Corp,” said Baffert. “The prince named him Pasquale’s Best after a friend of his who owns a restaurant in La Jolla.” When the colt began to train encouragingly for his debut, Baffert asked for a name change. “I called the prince and said that Pasquale’s Best did not sound like a runner,” said Baffert. “He was in a meeting, and a secretary rushed in while we were on the phone, and said she was late because an officer just pulled her over. ‘Officer’ it is, the prince told me.” Da Stoops, winner of the $250,000 Snow Chief Stakes and $150,000 Cal Cup Sprint in 2006, was named for former University of Arizona football coach Mike Stoops. “I got him by accident at the Cal-bred sale at Del Mar for Karl Watson and Paul Weitman,” recalled Baffert. “I was just walking by and saw consignor Gayle Van Leer. I asked her if she had any left, and she said she had this Distorted Humor buy-back that her owners wanted $90,000 for. I got him at a time that horses weren’t panning out for Watson and Weitman. He earned ($640,906) and was sold for $2.5 million. It really turned things around for them.” Baffert, a CTBA member since 1989, has also won 12 California Gold Rush races. His current stable roster lists only a handful of Cal-breds but this year he managed to win the $300,000 Snow Chief at Betfair Hollywood Park for the third time with Surfcup and the $200,000 Fleet Treat Stakes at Del Mar, also for a third time, with Sweet Marini. Baffert also bred a Cal-bred stakes winner; Excessive Prayer, winner of the $57,550 Courtship Stakes at Bay Meadows Racecourse in 2001. “I claimed her dam River Sunday for $8,000,” explained Baffert. “She was really good-looking and I liked her as a broodmare prospect. “I bred her to In Excess and tried to create another Indian Charlie,” added Baffert. “I sold (Excessive Prayer) as a yearling for $40,000. She (River Sunday) produced three more foals before I sold her privately.”

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the race. I went in just hoping to light the board in the Kentucky Derby, and then to lose by an inch was sickening. “That was the first time I got beat in a photo that I thought I had won,” said Baffert. “The photo took forever. I said for five minutes I knew what it felt like to win the Kentucky Derby. “It was the worst beat I ever had in racing,” said Baffert. “Everybody thought it was Real Quiet (beaten by a nose in the last stride of the 1998 Belmont Stakes, costing him the Triple Crown). But in 1996, I never thought I was going to come back for the Kentucky Derby and felt like I blew it, that it had gotten away.” He would win in three subsequent tries. Baffert sent a potent one-two punch to the 1998 Kentucky Derby with Real Quiet and the Santa Anita Derby winner Indian Charlie, a California champion who would finish third during an abbreviated career. “I had Indian Charlie’s dam, a beautiful stakes-winning filly named Soviet Sojourn for Hal Earnhardt,” explained Baffert. “I got Mike Pegram involved in the stallion In Excess (Ire) and recommended the breeding. “Most In Excesses are high strung, but he was not,” said Baffert of Indian Charlie. “He was so quiet and so professional. He chipped an ankle at Del Mar and showed how great he was by being able to come back and win the Santa Anita Derby over Real Quiet. “We always considered Indian Charlie the better racehorse; he was faster,” said Baffert, who was forced to retire him after the Kentucky Derby when his ankle problems resurfaced. Baffert then trained General Challenge, one of 13 California champions he has conditioned over the years. “He was such a quirky horse,” said Baffert of the Golden Eagle Farm standard-bearer who won the 1999 Santa Anita Derby and Pacific Classic and 2000 Santa Anita Handicap, all grade I events. “He had such a narrow head, he needed a special bridle because it kept falling over it. He had a club foot. Whenever I shipped him, he never ran well. He’d wash out every day when we sent him to the Kentucky Derby (in which he finished 11th).” Officer and Icecoldbeeratreds provided con-

Theresa’s Pleasure $100,000 California Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes November 3, 1990

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Cavonnier Grade I Santa Anita Derby April 6, 1996

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Jose Contreras: The New Face Of Racing

Focus On The Future

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“Wild Again, desperately holding on to the lead, Slew o’ Gold is right there between horses, Gate Dancer on the outside, what a finish…” Thanks to a radio contest, Rosa Contreras scored a pair of tickets to the inaugural Breeders’ Cup at Hollywood Park in 1984, while pregnant with her son. Drifting in the womb, young Jose Contreras could have heard the historical race call of the first ever Breeders’ Cup Classic. Perhaps that sealed his fate early on; as Contreras is now happily working in the industry he has loved since childhood. Animals were always a part of Contreras’ life; the self-proclaimed “Cal-bred” grew up enjoying his grandparents’ farm with numerous types of livestock on the property. “There was always something special about the horses,” he recalled. Rosa and her husband Jose noticed early on that their son would devour the Daily Racing Form, and took him on racetrack outings, where the younger Contreras would handicap the races and cheer wildly in the stretch. “Some of my favorite memories as a kid are going to the infield at Santa Anita Park, sitting on my dad’s shoulders on the fence close to the turf, and feeling the thunder of the horses’ hooves as they raced by,” Contreras said. “I never forget that feeling.” After attending Woodrow Wilson High School and Long Beach City College, Contreras enrolled in the Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) at the University of Arizona. He credits Program Director Doug Reed, associate coordinator Wendy Davis, and other faculty members as some of the driving force behind his move into the industry. Contreras dabbled in working for companies such as Apple, Google and T-Mobile before making the switch to racing full time. “I was happy with my previous work and enjoyed the races on as many days as I could, but I was not happy to see how horse racing was not growing.” ©Karina Contreras

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While some fans become disillusioned once they begin working in the industry, Contreras reports that he is happier than ever. “I began taking new people to the race track and teaching them how to read a program and place a bet. That is a big key to making new lifelong fans, letting them experience live racing and teaching them how to understand our sport.” In 2012, Contreras learned of an initiative by The Jockey Club and NTRA (National Thoroughbred Racing Association) Communications called America’s Best Racing, which was designed to “increase the profile and visibility of Thoroughbred racing. . .while creating new fans.” Twenty-eightyear-old Contreras submitted an application to join a small group touring the country while educating and marketing the sport to a new audience. “We know there are plenty of racing fans out there, the ratings for the Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup prove it,” he said. “It's just a matter of keeping them tuned in and turning them into everyday racing fans.” Contreras is particularly taken with the handicapping side of the sport, and uses his popular Twitter account (@LosPonies) to post selections. In 2013 he has appeared on TVG, HRTV, NBC and NBC Sports. “Hopefully an opportunity in that field opens up for me. We need more young people to be the face that new fans see when they tune into a horse racing broadcast.” It was Los Alamitos announcer Ed Burgart who first gave Contreras a chance to handicap on television, which the aspiring host hasn’t forgotten. “I’d also like to thank the entire team at The Jockey Club, Kip Cornett, Beth Bell, and my parents for introducing me to the wonderful world of racing.” The America’s Best Racing tour has a host of events planned leading up to the 2013 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita; you can visit www.FollowHorseRacing.com for more details.

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Fall Recruitment Regional Sales by LISA GROOTHEDDE As college campuses from coast to coast bustle with incoming students at the start of the fall semester, fraternities and sororities prepare to welcome new members through the annual ritual of recruitment—a selection process which requires much planning, preparation and research from those who seek to add suitable prospects to their respective organizations. In the Thoroughbred industry, the fall recruitment season is just as hectic, as trainers and owners scour catalogs and sales grounds nationwide in search of young racing prospects to fill their barns. The most prominent of these supply sources for West Coast horsemen is the Barretts October Yearling Sale, which this year lists 248 entries for evaluation. Presented by Barretts Sales & Racing and scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, inside the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex in Pomona, the 2013 auction appears poised to capitalize on recent successes. The corresponding sale in 2012 yielded its highest gross in six years, at $4,006,600, as well as a 36 percent increase in average price, which last year came in at $23,026. In addition, graduates of the Barretts October Yearling Sale have competed admirably in elite company during the 12-month period since the 2012 edition, including 2013 Best Pal Stakes (grade II) winner Alberts Hope, the California-bred 2013 Affirmed Handicap (grade III) winner Tiz a Minister and the Cal-bred grade II-placed stakes winners Gervinho, He Be Fire N Ice and Unusual Way. Parade Of Prospects The 2013 Barretts October Yearling Sale will feature 37 consignments, and the participation of 24 consignors. Of the horses listed in the catalog, 217, or more than 87 percent, were foaled in California. Among the leading active California sires represented by

offspring in the 2013 catalog are Atticus, Benchmark, Decarchy, Good Journey, Heatseeker (Ire), Kafwain, Lucky Pulpit, Marino Marini, Ministers Wild Cat, Old Topper, Southern Image, Stormin Fever, Swiss Yodeler, Tribal Rule and Unusual Heat. Also cataloged are yearlings by two former leading sires in California: the deceased stallion In Excess (Ire) and the pensioned stallion Bertrando. California’s prominent 2013 freshman sires Bushwacker, Desert Code, Dixie Chatter, Papa Clem, Roi Charmant, Square Eddie and Time to Get Even are also represented. Making their Barretts October debut are yearlings from the respective first crops of the California-based stallions Elusive Warning, Grace Upon Grace, The Pamplemousse and Thorn Song. Additional listings in this year’s catalog include sons and daughters of the prominent national sires Corinthian, English Channel, Giant’s Causeway, Ghostzapper, Harlan’s Holiday, Henrythenavigator, Into Mischief, Majestic Warrior, More Than Ready, Rockport Harbor, Stormy Atlantic and Yes It’s True. Also on offer are yearlings by two of North America’s leading freshman sires of 2013— Colonel John and Pioneerof the Nile—as well as first-crop yearlings by the graded stakes-performing stallions Desert Party, Discreetly Mine, Majesticperfection, Super Saver, Tale of Ekati, Temple City and Tizdejavu. Havens Bloodstock Agency, last year’s leading consignor by gross sales, returns for the 2013 auction with 59 yearlings. The Havens delegation features an Indygo Shiner colt whose second dam is the seven-time grade I winner Sharp Cat, a Roi Charmant half-sister to 2013 California Breeders Champion Stakes winner Qiaona and a Storm Wolf half-sister to the grade I-winning 2003 California

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Two youngsters by Bushwacker—a colt out of grade III winner Sheila’s Prospect and a filly whose half-brother Unhitchthetrailor captured the 2011 Barretts Juvenile Stakes—anchor the Lovacres Ranch consignment, while a Papa Clem half-brother to the grade II-placed multiple stakes winner Unusual Way is included in the BTO consignment. The Cole Ranch will offer a Tribal Rule colt out of a full sister to the Cal-bred 2006 Eclipse Champion Sprinter Thor’s Echo, while Woodbridge Farm will manage a Cindago filly whose half-sister produced 2012 California Champion Two-Year-Old Male Monument and Greg Fanning’s J & M Thoroughbreds will present a More Than Ready filly out of grade II winner Ivanavinalot, the granddam of 2013 grade III winner Mico Margarita. Highlighting the H & E Ranch consignment are an Olmodavor colt from the immediate family of the Cal-bred grade I winner and graded stakes producer Silent Sighs, a Ghostzapper colt whose catalog page features joint 2009 California Horse of the Year California Flag and 2013 grade II winner Schiaparelli and an Afleet Alex colt whose pedigree touts 2013 grade III winner Black Onyx. Listed with River Edge Farm are a Bertrando colt whose winning full sister Perfectly Pretty produced 2007 California Champion Sprinter Idiot Proof and a Broken Vow filly whose dam is a half-sister to the dual grade I winner Harmonious. Meanwhile, the Special T Thoroughbreds draft features a Colonel John colt who shares a second dam with grade I winner A Z Warrior and a Council Member filly who shares a second dam with grade I winner Nereid. Additional consignors participating in the 2013 auction are Julie Adair Stack, Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms, Pamela Gomez, Jack and Barb Hatch’s Green Acre Stables, Madera Thoroughbreds, Ransom Ranch Equine, Colleen Turpin-Boyce, West 12 Ranch, G.W. Thomas’ Willow Tree Farm and Tat Yakutis’ Yakutis Enterprises. For more information about the 2013 Barretts October Yearling Sale, call Barretts Sales & Racing at (909) 6293099 or visit www.barretts.com.

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Horse of the Year Joey Franco, the latter of whom is offered on behalf of Liberty Road Stables. Agent Mary Knight will manage the next largest batch of Barretts yearlings, at 24, led by a trio of fillies with notable pedigree credentials: a Square Eddie filly whose winning dam is a half-sister to grade I winner Vivid Angel, a Tribal Rule filly out of a full sister to the Cal-bred grade I-winning millionaire, state champion and grade I producer Dream of Summer and a full sister to the Santa Anita Park stakes winner Quisisana, by Decarchy. Recent marquee wins emblazon the catalog pages of two colts listed in Adrian Gonzalez’s 20-horse Checkmate Thoroughbreds consignment: a son of Harlan’s Holiday from the family of 2012 FrontRunner Stakes (grade I) winner Power Broker and a colt by The Pamplemousse out of stakes winner Tizakitty, a half-sister to 2012 Haskell Invitational Stakes (grade I) winner Paynter. Sam Hendricks will ship 19 yearlings to Pomona, including a Marino Marini filly who is a full sibling to the dual stakes winner Starlight Magic, a Papa Clem halfsister to 2012 California Cup Distaff Stakes winner Bella Viaggia and an Awesome Gambler colt from the family of joint 2009 California Horse of the Year Dancing in Silks. For Walking G Ranch, Hendricks will exhibit an Artie Schiller half-brother to 2003 California Champion Three-Year-Old Male Excessivepleasure. The 15-member Harris Farms consignment includes a Dixie Chatter half-sister to 2011 California Champion Two-Year-Old Female Ismene offered on behalf of Stephen Ferraro, an Unusual Heat filly who boasts the graded stakes winners Minister Eric, Regal Ransom and Devil May Care under her first three dams and who is offered on behalf of Double J.H. Stable or M. Auerbach LLC and a Lucky Pulpit colt from the family of 2013 grade I winner Justin Phillip offered on behalf of Harold Larson. Sharing the spotlight among the 15 horses listed with McCarthy Bloodstock are a pair of closely related yearlings: a Lucky Pulpit colt and a Desert Code filly out of full sisters to the Cal-bred grade I winner and millionaire Greg’s Gold.

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Racing In Southern California

Cal-Breds Triumph For Top Trainers

by MARCIE HEACOX The other half of Sunday Rules’ name comes from her dam, the General Meeting mare Sunday Dress. Though she was the only starter among four siblings, Sunday Dress won five times, earned $206,615 and placed in one stakes race. All three of her offspring of racing age are winners. Mitchell said Sunday Rules’ next race will likely be the inaugural $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 1. Formerly the California Breeders Champion Stakes, it will help spotlight Cal-bred juveniles during the 30th Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Summer Score Summer Hit rebounded from the only off-the-board finish of his 13-race career to score in the $110,400 Harry F. Brubaker Stakes on Aug. 31. As is his wont, the four-year-old gelding sped to the front and set fast fractions, losing the lead only briefly on the backstretch. Jockey Edwin Maldonado then compelled him to repel Wilkinson and win by 1 1/4 lengths as the 4-1 fourth choice among seven older males. The final time for one mile on the Polytrack was 1:34.99, only 0.13 seconds off the track record. Kenneth and Janice Heidt bred Summer Hit from the combination of pensioned stallion Bertrando and Mia F Eighteen, a four-time winner by Tough Knight. Bertrando was the Golden State’s top overall sire twice in the past, and is one of California’s top 10 stallions of 2013 by wins and earnings, through mid-September. Mia F Eighteen’s most

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California-breds Sunday Rules, Summer Hit and Jedi Mind Trick all won stakes races in the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s closing week for some of the track’s—and Thoroughbred racing’s—all-time most successful trainers. Any Day Of The Week Sunday Rules made mincemeat of a Wednesday, Aug. 28 field in the $150,000 Generous Portion Stakes for two-yearold fillies eligible for the Golden State Series. It was the second dominant victory in as many starts for her breeder and owner Nick Alexander, trainer Mike Mitchell and jockey Edwin Maldonado. “Her (Aug. 3) maiden win just blew me away and I felt that if she ran that race again she’d win,” said Mitchell, Del Mar’s all-time leading trainer by wins. Sunday Rules won her debut by 4 1/2 lengths after dueling for the lead and drawing away. In the Generous Portion, she had the same trip but increased her winning margin to 8 1/2 lengths as the 1-5 favorite. Whatsallthedrama and Moving Desert rounded out the trifecta in the field of six competitors. Sunday Rules completed six furlongs on the main all-weather Polytrack surface in 1:09.56, a stakes record of 21 renewals. Her $85,500 share of the purse bumped her career bankroll up to $130,500. California’s leading sire of two-year-olds in 2011 and 2012, Tribal Rule is on his way to retaining that title in 2013, thanks in large part to his latest precocious progeny, Sunday Rules. The Ballena Vista Farm stallion was also the Golden State’s overall leading sire through Sept. 15 of this year.

Sunday Rules $150,000 Generous Portion Stakes—August 28, 2013

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third choice. He circled three-wide in the final turn to reach the flank of pacesetter Gangnam Guy, but required a vigorous ride from jockey Victor Espinoza to reach the finish line a neck in front of that rival and four other Cal-bred or Cal-sired juveniles. The final time for six furlongs on the main track was 1:09.76. John Sadler was the winning trainer, as well as the top trainer for the 2013 Del Mar meet. Jedi Mind Trick is a Cal-bred gray or roan, like both his sire and dam, Don’tsellmeshort and Icy n’ Elegant. The former, California’s Champion Two-Year-Old Male of 2003, stood the 2013 season at Running Luck Ranch, Jedi Mind Trick’s breeder. Icy n’ Elegant, a third-generation Cal-bred by Ice Age with four wins to her name, has also produced the dual stakes-placed winner Elegant Ice. Jedi Mind Trick is the first stakes winner of both his sire and dam. The gelding sold for $2,500 at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s (CTBA’s) Northern California Yearling Sale and broke his maiden in start number two for trainer and co-owner Tony Diaz. Sadler then purchased him privately on behalf of current owner Doubledown Stables Inc. and won an Aug. 15 starter optional claiming race at Del Mar. With $85,500 from the I’m Smokin, Jedi Mind Trick now has career totals of $139,828 and 4-3-0-0.

Summer Hit $150,000 Harry F. Brubaker Stakes—August 31, 2013

Jedi Mind Trick $150,000 I’m Smokin Stakes—September 2, 2013

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successful foal aside from Summer Hit is the 2006 multiple stakes winner Starbird Road. Summer Hit broke his maiden in his debut, and in the process was claimed by Salvador Naranjo, who then handed over training duties to National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame member Jerry Hollendorfer. Hollendorfer and frequent partner John Carver bought out Naranjo before Summer Hit’s third start, a starter allowance victory. In the 10 races since then for his new owners, Summer Hit has won the Brubaker, grade III, $100,000 All American Stakes, $100,000 Silky Sullivan Stakes and three allowance-level races. The Brubaker score added $72,420 to Summer Hit’s coffers, which now hold a total of $357,255. It also bolstered his consistent career record of 13-8-2-2. He’s won four of seven starts in 2013. Summer Hit stayed in Southern California with Hollendorfer’s Betfair Hollywood Park string, and is aiming for a race during Santa Anita’s autumn meet. The Force Was With Him The force was strong with Jedi Mind Trick as he beguiled his rivals into defeat in the $150,000 I’m Smokin Stakes on Labor Day, Sept. 2. The gelding broke well and settled in mid-pack as the 5-1

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Finders Key: Opening New Doors

Another Man’s Treasure Article & Photos by MARCIE HEACOX

Off-track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) have developed a stereotype of being “crazy.” In an effort to erase this stamp, the breed’s proponents highlight the numerous docile ones available for post-racing careers. California-bred gelding Finders Key is not one of those horses, and he’s proud of it. Galloping, rearing, jumping and other untamed actions are all in a day’s work for the equine star of “War Horse” and other major films of the past decade. Finders Key’s natural athleticism and boundless energy have been a blessing in disguise for his owner and trainer, Bobby Lovgren. “He plays the wild horse very well,” Lovgren said. “For a horse of his temperament, how hot he gets, I’ve never had one I could control as much as him.” Like Seabiscuit, the first character he played, Finders Key began as an underdog. The bay gelding was bred by the late James Lindsey and foaled Jan. 28, 1999, at Three L Ranch in San Jacinto. His sire is Lindsey’s Roberto, a son of European champion Roberto that never won a race in his own right, but sired winners. Finders Key’s dam is also sired by a champion, but a modest producer. A winning daughter of 1972 Eclipse Award winner Key to the Mint, Thru the Keyhole’s seven foals combined to win three of 102 starts. Finders Key made his racetrack debut on the first day of summer, June 21, 2002, at Los Alamitos Race Course. He showed little speed and was seventh of eight Thoroughbreds from beginning to end of the 4 1/2-furlong race. He then faced Quarter Horses in an 870-yard dash on July 11, and again finished second-to-last. He improved to defeat two horses in his next effort, at ©Dreamworks Pictures

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4 1/2 furlongs against Thoroughbreds on July 26. He capped his fruitless career by defeating three of seven opponents at that same distance on Aug. 8. With $500 earned from four starts at the $2,500 claiming level, Finders Key failed to earn his keep for trainer Arthur Curly Ortiz and owners Scarlet and Vincent Timphony, the latter of whom trained inaugural Breeders’ Cup Classic (grade I) winner Wild Again. What Finders Key lacked in racing accomplishments, he made up for in luck. Wrangler Rusty Hendrickson spotted the undersized, 15.2-hand Thoroughbred as he walked down Ortiz’s shedrow scouting horses for the 2003 film “Seabiscuit.” Sold as part of a three-horse, $4,500 package, Finders Key went on to be one of 10 horses that played the title character in the Academy Awardnominated drama. His breakthrough moment came when he battled three handlers and tore the shirt of a rider played by former jockey Kevin Mangold, who rode him in his final real-life race. When producers sold horses after filming wrapped, Finders Key was overlooked because he was “a handful.” But Lovgren, one of the film’s trainers, bought him as a jumping prospect. When it became apparent that was the wrong career path, Lovgren saw Hollywood potential for “Finder.” Lovgren has been training horses for the entertainment industry for decades. He grew up in South Africa, where his family owns a riding stable populated by OTTBs. They also used those horses for filming, including the “River Horse Lake” TV series. Lovgren moved to Southern California in

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1989 and learned from two of the best—Glenn Randall Sr. and son Corky Randall, who worked on films such as “Ben Hur,” “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” and “The Black Stallion.” Lovgren ascribes to liberty training methods, in which the horse doesn’t have tack or other forms of restraint. Through repetition and confidence-building exercises, he has taught Finder to rear or jump around on command, go to and stand on a mark, fetch, play tug of war, lie down and pretend to be in distress. Lovgren said Finder’s strengths are “anything animated and fast,” as long as there aren’t explosions or other loud noises, which make him too animated. His weaknesses are calm, quiet moments, though lying down is perhaps his favorite skill. “If a horse is very confident, they lie down well,” Lovgren said. “It’s always important for them (to be confident). Whenever you have them in a scene, it’s tight, with cameras and other stuff moving around.” Finder’s filmography includes the aforementioned “Seabiscuit” and “War Horse,” as well as “The Legend of Zorro,” “Did You Hear About the Morgans?,” “Unstoppable,” “Mirror Mirror” and “The Lone Ranger.” He most recently finished work on “300: Rise of an Empire,” scheduled for a March 2014 release. Lovgren believes both he and Finder’s crowning achievement thus far is “War Horse,” the Academy Awardnominated 2011 epic based on Michael Morpurgo’s World War I tale. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film’s title character, Joey, was played by 14 horses, with Finder in the leading role. Showing his versatility, he played his own dam giving birth, ran along a trench and, in one of the most poignant scenes, thrashed around in barbed wire on a battlefield. The wire was a soft prop and Finder wasn’t actually panicked, but you wouldn’t know it by the expression on his face. Lovgren said that emotion was exactly what Spielberg wanted for the scene. “It was at night, and he was lying down in the mud,”

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Lovgren said. “Just the circumstances of that whole filming over there (in England) made it quite challenging, but also made it so good.” The American Humane Association (AHA), the organization charged with monitoring animals on set and awarding the “no animals were harmed” designation, voted Finder a Pawscar Award for Best Perception vs. Reality. The AHA noted the barbed wire scene “is a perfect example of the audience perceiving Joey is in danger while the reality is that no animals were harmed and Finder did an amazing acting job.” Lovgren is also proud of Finder’s work as the title character in all four seasons of the ABC Family series “Wildfire.” “We utilized a lot of Thoroughbreds. . .that were off the track and calmed down, but still knew how to run,” Lovgren said. “It really worked out well. I wish they’d bring back more stuff like that.” The gelding’s other credits include Rihanna’s “Diamonds” music video, an episode of “CSI: Miami” and a commercial for Nike golf balls. He was dyed black for the latter two roles. While off the job, Finder resides at Lovgren’s five-acre property in Acton, sharing a paddock with a Mexican bullfighting horse named Charro. Lovgren resides there with his wife, sons, dogs, goats and two of the four white horses used in the 2013 film “The Lone Ranger,” including Cloud Ten, Canada’s first registered white Thoroughbred. Lovgren has no intention of cutting back on his job, and thinks his 14-year-old former racehose also has a lot left in the tank. “He doesn’t do all of the work,” Lovgren said. “We always have several horses playing one horse, even if I have a horse just go and stand on a mark.” Demand for equine actors has plummeted since the glory days of Hollywood westerns, and the few remaining opportunities usually call for a calm, “bombproof” animal, but Lovgren feels Finders Key has a special talent that sets him apart. “He’s so animated and believable,” he said. “I could never replace him.”

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A Blast From The Past

Ole Bob Bowers: Thanks For The Memories

by JACKIE BARNES There have been many notable horses over the years who have given racing fans many unforgettable thrills during their careers. Ask a racing fan who one of their favorite horses is, be it a stakes winner, track record-setter or claimer, and they will rattle off their favorite memorable moment. Foaled May 15, 1963, at Kerr Stock Farm, Ole Bob Bowers was bred and owned by the prestigious Kerr Stables of the Oklahoma-born businessman Travis Mitchell Kerr. A late-bloomer, the bay colt became a stakes winner, world record-holder and sire of the incomparable John Henry. Unraced at two and three, Ole Bob Bowers made his debut at Santa Anita Park on Jan. 5, 1967, in a six-furlong allowance race where he finished eighth to runaway winner Kissin’ George at odds of 89-1. He later broke his maiden at Golden Gate Fields on May 5, coming from off the pace to win by 3 1/4 lengths covering six furlongs in 1:10 4/5. That summer, he was shipped to the East Coast to campaign at Arlington Park near Chicago. There, Ole Bob Bowers thrived over their excellent turf course to win three races in six starts. In his win on Aug. 28, he set a new course record of 1:36 3/5 for one mile on the turf. At Bay Meadows Racecourse in October, he finished third in both the $15,800 San Jose Handicap and $27,750 Tanforan Handicap. As a five-year-old through September of 1968, Ole Bob Bowers won an allowance race at Santa Anita Park and also placed in five stakes events at that Arcadia track, Hollywood Park and Bay Meadows. These efforts included a runner-up finish to Skookum who equaled the track record of 1:40 2/5 when winning the $21,675 Leland Stanford Handicap on Sept. 21.

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Back at Bay Meadows on Oct. 12, the Kerr Stables color bearer was about to add his name to the history books in the $28,050 Tanforan Handicap. In a return to the main track, Ole Bob Bowers squared off against a field of 10 other rivals including Deck Hand, Canterbury Road, Glory Hallelujah and favored Skookum. The colt, in a good position from the start, advanced steadily around the far turn, took command in the drive to the wire and drew clear to win by 3 3/4 lengths. His final time of 1:46 2/5 equaled the world record for the 1 1/8-mile distance. Following a 16-month layoff, Ole Bob Bowers made his final career start at Santa Anita on Feb. 7, 1970, when he finished seventh. He was then retired to Golden Chance Farm in Kentucky. A half-brother to stakes winners Bluescope and Turf Charger and stakes-placed Natalie, Ole Bob Bowers stood at Golden Chance Farm from 1971 to 1975. He then stood at two farms in Michigan from 1976 to 1988, when he died at the age of 25. His most famous offspring was the two-time Eclipse Horse of the Year, John Henry, who won 39 of 83 lifetime starts with earnings of $6,591,860. Another famous Kerr Stables runner was the legendary Round Table. The Hall of Famer set a new track record of 1:59 4/5 when winning the $135,000 Santa Anita Handicap in 1958. His career earnings of $1,749,869 were a world record when he was retired in 1959. He won five championships, including the 1958 Horse of the Year title. The history-making memories of Ole Bob Bowers, Kerr Stables and the champions John Henry and Round Table provided each racing fan with his own special memory.

John Henry Grade I Budweiser-Arlington Million—August 26, 1984

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WEST COAST THOROUGH OAST THOROUGHBRED FARMS 2013/2014

The following pages spotlight 13 Thoroughbred farms on the West Coast, each of which’s purpose is to produce healthy, strong and talented horses who can successfully represent the local breeding and racing industry in the future. The farms are diverse in size and scope and are situated throughout the Golden State—south from San Diego to north of San Francisco and from the coastal areas over to the desert regions—and in Washington. The services they offer also differ, offering the choice of small boarding and lay-up farms to major facilities with complete training centers.

Ballena Vista Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 E.A. Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Harris Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Legacy Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Magali Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Milky Way Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Old English Rancho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Pegasus Training & Equine Rehabilitation Center . . . .46 Premier Equine Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Rancho San Miguel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Tommy Town Thoroughbreds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Victory Rose Thoroughbreds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Regional Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

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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 statistically showcases the best stallion roster in California with Tribal Rule, Benchmark and new arrival Eddington currently ranking among the state’s top five leading sires by money won in 2013. Rounding out that impressive roster are this year’s freshman sires Dixie Chatter and Idiot Proof who have both already sired multiple winners in 2013, while the former also has a dual stakes winner in his first crop. Tribal Rule currently leads California’s overall sire list with progeny earnings of more than $3.7 million and also continues to dominate the California-bred two-year-old sire standings, as that leader by both money won and winners in 2011, 2012 and again this year. California’s leading freshman sire in 2006, and the top sire of juveniles the following year with the help of Georgie Boy’s grade I Del Mar Futurity win, the Storm Cat son is also the nation’s current leading sire of runners on all-weather surfaces. Tribal Rule’s eight crops of racing age have earned over $18.5 million, at an average of more than $51,500 per runner, and he is also the sire of Ethnic Dance who won the 2013 Del Mar Derby (grade II). Eddington, the sire of three graded stakes winners in 2012, has relocated to Ballena Vista Farm for the 2014 breeding season. A grade I-winning son of Unbridled, his five stakes winners of last year include the millionaire Secret Circle, a grade I-placed dual graded stakes winner of 2012, as well as the two-time grade II winner Brushed by a Star who is grade Iplaced this year. Eddington’s five crops of racing age have earned more than $10.7 million and have average earnings of over $43,800. 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. He already has five winners in his first-crop of two-year-olds, led by the two-time stakes winner Architecture and stakes-placed Chattering Nikita. 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 $2 million in 2013. His 39 stakes

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winners include grade I winners Brother Derek, Idiot Proof, Silent Sighs and 2013 Bing Crosby Stakes winner Points Offthebench. Idiot Proof, a grade Iwinning millionaire, Eclipse Award finalist and track record-holder, is owned by the partnership of Don and Karen Cohn, the owners of Ballena Vista, and Martin and Pam Wygod. A precocious twoyear-old himself, Idiot Proof had already sired a trio of winners through mid-September that included a debut maiden special weight winner at Golden Gate Fields. 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 was a state-of-the-art breeding complex, including an eight-stall stallion barn, adjoining grass turn-outs, additional pastures, covered round pen, laboratory, and a breeding shed to accommodate the high standards of excellence required by our resident stallions. 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. Ballena Vista Farm prides itself 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 the equine athletes in residence. In-depth and meticulous attention is given to every detail of the farm’s equine residents and Ballena Vista Farm stands by its motto of “Integrity, Commitment, Compassion . . . It’s All Here.” Please visit the www.ballenavista.com web site for more information and photos.

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Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms A Quality Option For California’s Thoroughbred Breeders

In the ever changing world of Thoroughbreds, one thing remains the same: Quality. It is what we all strive for, it is what can be seen and felt and recognized. Quality rises above in a tough situation, it makes a difference both in business transactions and with establishing values. When something has quality, it has worth, it’s sought after and held in high esteem. You can produce something with quality, but you cannot add it as an afterthought. Here at Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms, LP, we strive for quality in every horse we breed, in all the youngsters we train and in each task we accomplish, every single minute of each single day. Located in the beautiful Diamond Valley area of Hemet, California, Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms, or BTF as it is called by many, 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, BTF is a new and ever-expanding, full-service facility offering breaking and training, sales preparation, lay-ups, breeding, foaling and boarding. Purchased in March of 2012, by Paul and Aileen Brazeau, long-time Thoroughbred owners who previously had Delta Farms in Rancho Santa Fe, BTF is managed by partner Nadine Anderson. It has grown and transformed extremely quickly into a busy, beautiful and re-energized property. BTF is not about grandeur or extravagance or being fashionable, it is all about being a comfortable place for happy horses. Now in the middle of what has become a three-year renovation project, BTF has undergone a complete restructure, with some major changes still in the works. Many of the dirt paddocks are now green, and still more are in various stages of seeding and growing, while the alfalfa fields are on the fourth cutting of excellent, quality hay. BTF has a new 10-stall training barn to complement its seven-furlong track and uphill gallop, while there are also starting gates, a Eurosizer, two round pens and a bull pen, multitudes of small lay-up pens and turnouts, many large pastures, and a huge abundance of excellent water from two high yielding wells. The staff at BTF is led by Nadine Anderson, a previously licensed trainer who has a deep and loving respect for

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Thoroughbreds. In charge of breaking and exercising the horses in training is Jesus Lopez, while managing the office and all the special projects is longtime horsewoman Marci de la Torre. Cheyenna Ortiz does all the trimming and shoeing, as well as assisting with breeding and handling the weanlings, and she often works directly with BTF’s veterinarian, Dr. Hugh Gibbs. In just a few weeks, BTF’s first yearlings will sell at the Barretts Sales & Racing October Yearling Sale. Impeccably prepped at BTF, they look fantastic and are big, strong, correct individuals with loads of potential. Sired by Stormy Jack, a resident stallion, and the deceased Silic (Fr), we look forward to their futures on the track. The exciting new stallion prospects, Make Music for Me and World Renowned, will join Stormy Jack, sire of the 2008 California Horse of the Year, Bob Black Jack, and Strike for Glory, a six-time winner by Smart Strike, in the BTF breeding shed for 2014. Make Music for Me is a spectacular son of the exceptional sire Bernstein. With his Storm Cat sire line and a grade Iplaced, stakes-winning race record, he has all the credentials and the quality to be a top sire. Also new on the roster is a very exciting young stallion named World Renowned. Besides his unparalleled pedigree, being a son of A.P. Indy and the dual grade I winner Splendid Blended, by Unbridled’s Song, he also really looks the part. World Renowned has the same conformation as another A.P. Indy son who was also a race winner, Malibu Moon, the sire of this year’s Kentucky Derby (grade I) winner Orb. To say we are excited about the growth of the farm and all that has been accomplished would be an understatement. We are ecstatic. With the addition of two top quality stallions for next year’s breeding season, we feel that the farm will make it’s presence felt not just in California, but also nationally. When walking the pastures and viewing this year’s 2013 foal crop, it is apparent that the quality is there. The horses look terrific, they are content, coats glowing, muscles rippling, as they happily move about in their pens or paddocks. When you walk to them they stop and greet you with trust and companionship, knowing, after all, that at Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms…its all about them.

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E.A. Ranches Uh Oh Bango Strengthens Stallion Roster At Auerbach Family’s 1,000-Acre Full-Service Facility

Uh Oh Bango, winner of the San Pasqual Stakes (grade II) in 2012, will stand at E.A. Ranches next year, alongside Rocky Bar, Game Plan, Chattahoochee War, Anziyan Royalty and Soul of the Matter, all representing a number of different sire lines that provide local breeders with a wide variety of options.. A $691,512-earner, Uh Oh Bango was also grade I-placed last year, and is a son of Top Hit and a French Deputy halfsister to Rocky Bar. Rocky Bar’s six 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 third year at E.A. Ranches in 2014. Game Plan, by five-time champion sire Danzig out of Easy Goer’s brilliant full sister Cadillacing, by Alydar, currently boasts 23 stakes winners and 25 stakes-placed runners. A leading West Coast all-weather surface sire and with overall earnings of more than $13 million, his top runners include the grade I winner Mistical Plan ($816,790). 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 three-year-olds of 2013. Anziyan Royalty, a grade II-placed stakes-winning son of Anziyan, by Danzig, relocated to E.A. Ranches after the 2012 breeding season. His five crops of racing age include the $165,420-earner My Slew. Soul of the Matter, by Private Terms, is a grade I winner of $2,302,818 whose progeny, including last year’s grade I-placed stakes winner Mobilized. His runners have earned more than $12.8 million to date. 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

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and grow on a magnitude uncommon to the Golden State. Ernest Auerbach, who passed away at the age of 93 in February of 2010, designed E.A. Ranches to maximize spaciousness and safety, with an eye on efficiency and beauty. Lorna Auerbach and Heidi Farkash, Mr. Auerbach’s daughters, are continuing with his belief that the early development of horses—exercise, nutrition, close attention and care—are fundamental to success at the racetrack. 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 12stall 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. 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, more than 300 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 $40 million in lifetime progeny earnings, heads the Harris roster for 2014. Lucky Pulpit, a top tier third-crop sire by average earnings index and average earnings per runner, continues to be one of California’s most popular stallions, and Heatseeker (Ire) is off to a fast start as California’s leading freshman sire in 2012 and leading second crop sire in 2013. Rounding out the roster is Tizbud and the promising young stallions Lucky J. H., Desert Code and Thorn Song. This high level of success on the racetrack and from our breeding shed continues to be the goal at Harris Farms, which has accounted for 30 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 $40 million. Thoroughbred stars who trace their roots to Harris Farms include 2000 Eclipse Horse of the Year Tiznow, the only twotime 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, Tiz Flirtatious, 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 the acclaimed Harris Ranch Restaurant and Inn; Harris Feeding Co., California’s largest cattle feed yard; and Harris Farms

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Farming Div. with thousands of acres planted in almonds, pistachios, vegetables and citrus. 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. Virginia Castillo Hernandez assists with the veterinary team and Patty Lagden leads the foaling crew. The courteous administrative staff consists of: office manager and accountant Brooke Fry; Debbie Correia, administrative assistant to John Harris; Debbie Winick, administrative assistant to Dave McGlothlin. All are ready to field any questions or requests you may have about our operation. Please feel free to call and 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, located in the town of Clements, in beautiful Northern California, is now in its eighth year of operation. Just 45 minutes southeast of the Sacramento airport, Pete and Evelyn Parrella are fortunate to have some of California’s most notable owners and trainers as clients. With 145 acres of lush green pastures, spacious barns and an expansive five-eighths of a mile training track, its clients and residents couldn’t be happier. Some of the services offered are breaking, training, lay-ups, breeding, foaling and sales preparation. Resident stallion Papa Clem, whose first foals are two-yearolds of 2013, is off to a great start with three winners from six starters through the middle of September. One of those winners, Hirschy, accounted for his first stakes win when he won the Cavonnier Juvenile Stakes at Santa Rosa in August. We expect Papa Clem’s runners to improve with distance and age so are excited to already have these successful early runners. 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 four years at stud and covered 66 mares this year. . .his fourth year at stud. By leading sire Smart Strike, sire of the two-time Eclipse Horse of the Year, Curlin, as well as the champion turf horse English Channel and 2010 Preakness Stakes (grade I) winner Lookin at Lucky, his female family speaks of three generations of top performers. Retiring to stud at Legacy Ranch for the 2014 breeding season is Champ Pegasus, a beautiful seven-year-old son of Fusaichi Pegasus who was a grade I winner and earned $1,052,520. His career record was five wins, five seconds and a third in 14 starts , including victories in the Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship Stakes (grade I), Del Mar Handicap (grade II) and San Luis Obispo Stakes (grade II), as well as a runner-up finish in the Breeders Cup Turf (grade I).

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Also standing his first season at Legacy Ranch next year is Prime Timber. The progeny of this son of Sultry Song, which include five-time graded stakes winner Silver Timber, have earned more than $9.4 million at an average of $52,000-plus per runner. We were saddened by last year’s loss of Cindago, the second leading California sire with a lifetime Average Earnings Index of 1.69, as well as one of this year’s top Golden State sires by average earnings per runner, average earnings per start and median earnings per runner. His offspring just keep winning and he has two more crops to look forward to. Pete Parrella 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 Parrella sees to it that everything from marketing and aptly naming the horses to staff relations runs smoothly, while she also oversees the operation of Legacy Ranch’s vineyard, “Legends and Vines.” The Hadley family has been with Legacy Ranch for 29 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 Ospital oversees four exercise riders while helping coordinate the morning workouts. She is the track outrider and adds her personal touch to the sales prep program. For more information regarding Legacy Ranch and its services, please contact Shaun Hadley at (209) 712-8943 or the office manager Cathy Durfey at (209) 759-3315. Please visit Legacy Ranch’s website at www.legacyranchinc.com. Everyone there looks forward to hearing from you.

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Magali Farms A Proven Formula For Success

Magali Farms is located in the heart of the magnificent Santa Ynez Valley. The 198 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 farm’s jewel 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 2 to 20 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 40 acres adjacent to the breeding center. A deluxe 45-stall barn is the centerpiece. The barn is spacious, bright 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, EquiVibe Plate, 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. Top-notch feed, deeply bedded stalls, irrigated pastures and an attention to detail by the farm’s experienced staff are examples of the superior services provided for each horse at Magali. The farm is home to: grade I-winning millionaire and graded stakes-producing, Good Journey; grade I-winning millionaire, Coil; and dual graded stakes winner, Decarchy, out of the Kentucky Broodmare of the Year, Toussaud. The stallions Atticus, 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 website at www.magalifarms.com and our new Facebook page.

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Milky Way Farm 100-Acre Facility In Temecula Since 1967 Now Specializing In Thoroughbred Horses Milky Way Farm began this year flying, and never slowed down. The goals that it had established in the initial years are being fulfilled even beyond our expectations. Our desire to become a total participant in the California Thoroughbred industry is becoming a reality. This surely could not have happened without our wonderful clients, the super staff, Dr. Steve Colburn and the resident Thoroughbreds who are fulfilling even our most glorious dreams. The stallions have had a wonderful year. Sundarban, a four-time winner by A.P. Indy and a grandson of the Hall of Famer, Sky Beauty, has once again received a book of 49 mares. His foal crop of 2013 is even more than we had hoped for. One Man Army had winners this year and Roman Commander's first foals are being readied for racing. We are so very excited to have Street Life join our stallion roster. He is a grade II-placed dual stakes-winning son of Street Sense, one of the hottest stallions this year. 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

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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 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 and produces of winners, stakes winners and graded stakes winners. The best stallions in the nation were represented on the farm by their daughters, including Kingmambo, Red Ransom, Fusaichi Pegasus, 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, Betfair 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 fifth 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 seven-year-old homebred Acclamation. After five seasons of racing during which he won six grade I races and earned $1,958,058, the 2011 Eclipse Champion Older Male and California Horse of the Year retired to stud at the farm for this year’s breeding season. 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 Acclamation, Vronsky, Cyclotron, Surf Cat and Big Bad Leroybrown. Acclamation, a son of California’s five-time leading sire Unusual Heat, covered 39 mares earlier this year, while Vronsky’s progeny have earned more than $3.1 million at an average per starter of more than $56,000 and include the 2012 grade II winner Norvsky ($616,444). Cyclotron’s 12 winners from 15 starters (80 percent) include a stakes victor of 2012, and Surf Cat, a six-time grade II-winning millionaire, has three-year-olds of 2013, while stakes winner Big Bad Leroybrown’s first crop arrived 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. www.ctba.com

They stood Old English as their first stallion, prompting 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. CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED • OCTOBER 2013 45


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 100-acre facility promises “care without compromise” of the equine athlete, both racehorses and sport horses. Renowned heart surgeon and Thoroughbred owner Dr. Mark Dedomenico, a 40-year veteran of the racing game, is the genius behind the equine center. He is most famous for the exploits of his $3,279,520earning filly Blind Luck, the 2010 Eclipse Champion ThreeYear-Old Filly, but also campaigns She’s a Tiger who won this year’s Del Mar Debutante Stakes (grade I). 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 eight EuroCisers, including an indoor, heated one. Pegasus offers both an equine swimming pool and an Aqua-Tred for low-impact exercise that maintains muscle 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. Along with the pool and AquaTred, Pegasus utilizes an ECB Equine Spa which uses cold salt 46 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED • OCTOBER 2013

hydrotherapy to prevent and treat a variety of lower limb injuries. All 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 softtissue 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. Pegasus also has recently added a nuclear scintigraphy machine (also known as a bone scan). Scintigraphy allows for the imaging of the entire body, and is extremely useful in cases of subtle lameness or poor performance where an exact source of pain is difficult to identify, or there are multiple sites of pain or soreness. 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 $59, but swimming pool or underwater treadmill therapy can be added to the horse’s program for $69 per day. For more information, please call (425) 898-1060 or visit the farm online at www.pegasustrainingcenter.com. www.ctba.com


Premier Equine Center A New & Innovative Option In Northern California Premier Equine Center LLC is Northern California’s newest, most innovative Thoroughbred breeding and rehabilitation facility. Located in the easily accessible town of Oakdale, Premier Equine is located on what was once known as Valley Oak Ranch, one of the country’s most prestigious Quarter Horse breeding farms. The beautiful 40acre main farm consists of lush, irrigated pastures with some of the industry’s safest fencing. Eightyfour stalls of various sizes provide the horses with, safe stabling. The breeding/foaling barn consists of a full-reproduction lab, three sets of palpation chutes with foal catches, the main office and a dozen 16’x24’ foaling stalls. The facility has multiple small turn-outs and is topped off by California’s most advanced rehabilitation facility and conditioning center. The rehabilitation facility was started by two young entrepreneurs, Patrick Grohl and Amie Allen, in 2008. Six years later, they have grown their rehabilitation, conditioning and post-surgical care center into one of the nation’s most recognized rehabilitation centers. Now consisting of three covered Equicisers, a vibration therapy stall, ECB Cold Salt Water Spa, Hydrohorse Underwater Treadmill and a brand new equine swimming pool, Premier Equine provides the most advanced rehabilitation equipment available on the market. Alternative therapies such as magnetic pulsating machines, a Class 4 laser and a Centurion Therapulse blanket are also available to clients at the facility. With numerous employees, most with racetrack and farm experience, racetrack therapies such as blisters, hoof treatments (packing and soaks) and leg wrapping/bandaging are also provided by the experienced staff. Premier Equine has proven their rehabilitation program time and time again by returning many stakes- and allowance-winning horses back to the winner’s circle for multiple owners and trainers. The facility has relationships with many racetrack veterinarians and also receives referrals from six large equine veterinary clinics from as far away as Oregon and Nevada. Their close proximity to Pioneer Equine Hospital, one of the nation’s largest surgical and lameness veterinary clinics, means that routine injections, surgeries and radiographs are handled easily and professionally. With their newly expanded facility, the two young owners are excited to also expand into the Thoroughbred breeding business.

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Premier Thoroughbreds, their newly formed Thoroughbred breeding endeavor, is excited to present to the West Coast four outstanding racehorses to stand at their new facility. The lineup, highlighted by multiple grade I winner Smiling Tiger, presents stallions who will appeal to all mare owners. Smiling Tiger, who was recently known as one of the nation’s top sprint horses, was recently retired to stud. By Hold That Tiger, a son of Storm Cat, and out of the dual grade I-producing mare Shandra Smiles, Smiling Tiger won seven graded stakes, including the grade I Bing Crosby, Triple Bend and Ancient Title Stakes. On two occasions he finished third in the grade I Breeder’s Cup Sprint, amassing earnings of almost $1.5 million dollars in his career. His magnificent style and amazing speed has recently been brought back to the winner’s circle by his three-quarter sister, She’s a Tiger, who recently won the grade I Del Mar Debutante. His web site is www.SmilingTigerStallion.com. Sway Away, a son of Afleet Alex out of a daughter of Seattle Slew, showed his explosive style by winning his first start in a maiden special weight. With multiple graded stakes placings, his most notable race was the grade II San Carlos Stakes where he finished a closing second to The Factor and outran the California champion Amazombie. His first foal crop is due to hit the ground in 2014. Sierra Sunset, who won the grade II Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn in 2008, is by leading sire Bertrando. He amassed more than $450,000 in 14 starts. His first crop is due to hit the racetrack next year. Twice The Appeal, a son of Successful Appeal, found himself in the 2011 Kentucky Derby (grade I) field after outrunning such elite horses as Ruler On Ice and Astrology en route to winning the grade III Sunland Derby in 2011. His first foal crop is due to hit the ground in 2014. Premier Equine and Premier Thoroughbreds are proud to provide the highest level of care and facilities to their clients at affordable prices. Please call Pat Grohl at (209) 602-8702 to schedule a farm tour or visit their web site at www.PremierEquineRehab.com for more information. Remember, Premier Equine provides “Premier Care For Premier Athletes.”

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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. Cool evening breezes off the Pacific Ocean bless the farm, nestled in the coastal foothills northwest of Paso Robles. 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, Amanda Poore, 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. We would like to welcome Dr. Stacy Potter as our new resident veterinarian. She will be replacing Dr. Joseph (Jake) Lynch, as he has decided to return to his home state of Washington. Dr. Stacy Potter is a graduate of the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and has extensive experience in equine reproduction and equine husbandry. Dr. Potter has spent time working on a large Quarter Horse breeding farm in addition to putting time in at the Barretts two-year-old in training sales. She also has her own broodmare and has spent over 15 years showing in the American Quarter Horse circuit, competing and placing at The AQHA World Show. The Rancho San Miguel stallion roster consists of: Comic Strip, Marino Marini, Onebadshark, 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 $7.8 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 2013 earnings of $889,917, lead by the three-year-old stakes winner and graded stakes-placed Sweet Marini. 48 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED • OCTOBER 2013

Onebadshark, by Diligence out of Color Unlimited, 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. Slew’s Tiznow, by Tiznow out of Hepatica, is a record-setting, grade Iperforming dual stakes winner. Slew’s Tiznow is a full brother to recordsetting, multiple graded stakes winner Slew’s Tizzy. Slew’s Tiznow’s first crop will be yearlings in 2014. 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, the Santa Anita Handicap and the Pimlico Special Handicap. Southern Image’s progeny have lifetime earning over $12.6 million and 2013 earnings over $1.4 million. The multiple stakes winner Winning Image leads his 2013 runners. Winning Image has seven lifetime stakes wins and has been on the board in 14 stakes races with an overall record of 11 wins, four seconds and four thirds in 24 starts. 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 Park 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. 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 grade I Santa Anita Derby before sustaining a career-ending injury. The Pamplemousse’s first crop will be two-year-olds in 2014. 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. www.ctba.com


Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC A Leading California Farm Achieving Success Through Dedication To Excellence The leading breeders of California-breds in 2009 and 2012, Tommy Town Thoroughbreds is continuing to achieve its goal of being one of the Golden State’s premier breeding farms, as well as a top training facility. The Tommy Town homebred Doinghardtimeagain, a three-year-old daughter of Ministers Wild Cat, was awarded the 2012/2013 Valkyr Trophy by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA). In addition, the CTBA’s 2012/13 California Broodmare of the Year is Miami Margie, the dam of Old Topper’s leading earner Ain’t No Other ($520,465) and fellow multiple stakes winners Topper Shopper ($345,476) and Go Kitty Go ($318,896). Tommy Town was established by Tom and Debi Stull in 2000, 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 acquired an additional 200 adjoining acres. The training side of the farm has 100 stalls, a custom Equicruiser, and a seven-furlong 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 year-round pasture boarding for mares, foals and yearlings. 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 30 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 all utilized to prepare horses to race in California, New Mexico, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and a variety of other East Coast states. This program has resulted in Tommy

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Town being very successful at the races. Tommy Town also offers breaking, sales preparation, and lay-ups and rehabilitation for a return to racing. Tommy Town has bred and trained many successful racehorses, including several stakes winners, including Doinghardtimeagain ($586,740) who is still racing. The stallions standing at Tommy Town in 2014 are Kafwain, Ministers Wild Cat Old Topper and Grazen, all multiple stakes winners. 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 has been a leading California sire since. He has seven racing crops so far, with progeny earnings over $15 million. His leading earners are grade I winner Daisy Devine ($1,055,892), multiple stakes winner Third Chance ($481,464) and graded stakes winner Don’t Forget Gil ($370,737). In addition, he has 72 percent winners to starters. 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 five racing crops, his progeny earnings are approaching $8 million and he has 14 stakes winners. Doinghardtimeagain is his leading earner, followed by current runners Tiz a Minister ($468,780) and Going for a Spin ($336,104), the latter of whom is also a Tommy Town homebred filly. Old Topper, California’s leading freshman sire in 2004, leading second-crop sire in 2005 and leading third-crop sire in 2006, has 10 crops racing with progeny earnings approaching $18 million. Old Topper has an impressive 77 percent winners to starters ratio (up from 75 percent last year). Old Topper’s leading earner Ain’t No Other was bred and is still owned by Tommy Town. A dual stakes winner this year, he also won five races in a row during 2010 and 2011. Old Topper’s other top earners Top This and That ($422,262) and Topper Shopper were also bred by Tommy Town. 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-acre training and breeding facility is now in its 23rd 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 2014. Indian Evening; entering the breeding shed next year for his first season at stud. The only son of Indian Charlie to be standing in California, out of the Unbridled’s Song mare, Unenchantedevening. Indian Evening was a stakes-winning, graded stakes-placed racehorse. His DNA stallion cloud profile ranks him as a top-class sire, with a 98.9 rating, based on a scale of zero to 100. Indian Evening will stand for $3,000, live foal guarantee. 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 will stand in 2014 for $2,500, live foal guarantee. Many Rivers: retired from racing in 2010, he is a stakes-placed son of Storm Cat out of the multiple stakesproducing Affirmed mare Christmas in Aiken. Many Rivers is a three-quarter-brother to the prominent national sire Harlan’s Holiday and stands for $3,000, live foal guar-

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antee. His first crop of twoyear-olds will race in 2014. Sea of Secrets: relocated to Victory Rose for the 2012 breeding season, he boasts 80 percent starters from foals, 72 percent winners from starters and average earnings per starter of more than $47,000. 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 guarantee. Bold Chieftain’s first foals hit the ground in 2013. 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 Maryland Shin Program is utilized 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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Hemet, C a

Brazeau T horoughbred F arms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Cellulitis In Horses Horse Care

by HEATHER SMITH THOMAS Cellulitis is a diffuse (widespread) inflammation/infection, generally associated with bacterial infection of the skin and the soft tissue directly underneath the skin. In horses, it generally involves only one limb. Kim A, Sprayberry, DVM, DACVIM (formerly at Hagyard Medical Institute, Lexington, Kentucky and now at UC Davis) says this problem affects the tissues of the skin and connective tissues in the epidermis and dermis. “Typical signs are heat and swelling in a limb, sometimes centered around a given area such as a hock or pastern, and sometimes a more diffuse swelling extending up and down much of the limb. Even though this type of infection is thought to arise from a break in the skin, that break could be as small as the tiny puncture wound created by an insect bite, and not discernible even with careful inspection of the area. In most of the cases I see, the break isn’t obvious, and it appears as though the limb simply swelled up for no reason,” she says. “In most cases it is assumed that the infection is caused by staphylococcal organisms, since staph is the chief inhabitant of equine skin surfaces. In many instances, we can’t confirm the actual pathogen involved. The most common complaint is that the horse’s leg is suddenly swollen, and the horse may be lame. The limb is painful to pressure on the area. Yet it is rare to find an associated wound,” says Sprayberry. “The staphylococci can be nasty characters, and they

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elaborate several types of cytotoxins and enzymes that lead to severe local tissue damage, edema and spread of infection, all of which allow the bacteria to advance along tissue and fascia planes between the tissues. Sometimes the infection is organized and corralled off by the body into an abscess, but often the inflammation remains diffuse and not localized,” she says. Treatment Antibiotics will be needed, and penicillin is most commonly used. Horse owners want to know if this type of staphylococcal infection is the same as MRSA (methicillinresistant Staph aureus), because many people are familiar with that term and are afraid of this type of infection that is resistant to many antibiotics. “A cellulitis infection is not necessarily MRSA, but we can’t always determine the actual pathogen because there are usually no exudates or other material to culture—there’s no draining wound or accessible pocket of infection to sample. A diagnosis of cellulitis is often clinical (determined by visual examination of the horse) rather than something we can confirm with laboratory culture. We typically initiate treatment on the presumption that it is staph, and treatment often involves penicillin or a related drug to begin with and some antiinflammatory medication such as phenylbutazone or Banamine,” says Sprayberry. “Cellulitis can lead to fibrosis of the affected area—as the inflammation continues—and cause local scarring of connective tissues and lymphatic channels beneath the skin. This can impair the flow of blood and lymph through the channels that return blood from the extremities back to the general circulation. When the collapsible lymphatic vessels and small veins are impaired and cannot transport fluid, swelling (which may be semi-permanent or permanent) may result.” In these instances the swelling persists as a cosmetic issue, even after the infection is no longer there. “Physical therapy measures thus are very important to help maintain circulation during and after the infection. An episode of cellulitis can become a chronic or recurring problem. You may get it under control initially but have episodic flare-ups later. It is important to treat the condition early and aggressively to help prevent this situation, but there are many instances in which the horse does get treated promptly and the inflammation still returns later,” she says. “The problem is that the staph organism doesn’t necessarily create a simple abscess in the tissue. Some of the toxins produced by these bacteria in the tissue include coagulase, hyaluronidase and toxic shock syndrome toxin.

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These extend inflammation in the soft tissue in a way that enables the pathogen to grow in linear tracts along tendons and muscles below the skin, and the toxins may access the circulation and cause fever, laminitis and other sites of infection,” says Sprayberry. An abscess, by contrast, is a fenced-off, localized infection. “The organism’s propensity for causing this diffuse kind of cellulitis infection, without concentrating into a pocket or abscess (which could be drained), makes this condition very challenging to resolve completely,” she explains. Lynphangitis Horse owners often wonder how to tell the difference between cellulitis and lymphangitis, since both of these types of infections cause limb swelling. “It may take biopsy and histologic evaluation of the tissue specimen to tell these conditions apart with certainty. Lymphangitis is inflammation or infection of the lymphatic vessels beneath the skin, so the swelling looks very much the same,” says Sprayberry. Lymphangitis has also been associated with bacterial infections. “One of the most common forms of lymphangitis, especially in the western part of the U.S., is infection with Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis. This also causes damage to and scarring of the lymphatic vessels. With this condition, areas of ulceration (open sores) in the skin may be evident, or the limb may just be grossly swollen with the skin intact. Both cellulitis and lymphangitis are infectious, but not thought to be contagious, but because of the staphylococcal association, it is a good idea to wear Latex gloves when handling a limb in which there is wound drainage or in which the swelling is severe enough to cause serum weeping through the skin,” she says. Just as with cellulitis, it is most common for only one limb to be affected, and it is often a hind limb, for reasons that

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have not yet been determined. Neither of these conditions is a medical emergency, but you need to have your veterinarian look at the horse and begin treatment. “They can both be challenging to treat, and may recur at unexpected intervals. They often leave some cosmetic disfiguration such as a permanently thickened limb,” she says. The limb swelling can impair the horse’s gaits and movement to some degree. “In the acute phase, with both types of infection, the horse may be quite lame, but afterward there may be just some mild residual stiffness of lameness, depending on the degree of swelling.” Lameness, from mild to moderate, may be ongoing. Again, physical therapy is important. “Cold water hosing, bandaging to maintain light pressure against the swelling, and using Game Ready, an Aqua-Tread or other types of therapies to promote circulation to the area can also help. I have also used iontophoresis treatment, in which antibiotics are transferred across the skin into the infected area. Anything to decrease the swelling and promote blood circulation into the area, and keep fluid moving up and down the limb is very important,” says Sprayberry. Horse owners also need to be aware that laminitis, severe enough to progress to founder and loss of the horse’s life, can be a sequel to either of these problems. “It can be a factor during the acute phase of the infection when it is still developing. The horse may become septic and bacteria, bacterial toxins, or both, can enter the circulation and injure the laminar tissues in the feet,” she explains. “And, if the affected limb stays very painful for a protracted length of time, the horse may develop a mechanical laminitis in the unaffected foot because of excessive weight-bearing. The digital pulses in all four feet should be checked several times daily in horses that are in the acute phase of a cellulitis infection. Detection of increasing pulse intensity in the feet may warrant a protective course of immersion of the feet in a bath of ice and water, to help protect the metabolically active laminae from the circulating toxin,” she says. “Some veterinary practices also incorporate hyperbaric oxygen treatment into the management regimen in a number of horses in which the cellulitis or lymphangitis has become a chronic-active or recurrent problem. We see this type of limb swelling in many broodmares, and in sport horses and other horses in athletic careers. The owners become very vigilant in observing the horse, and as soon as the limb swelling begins, the horse is started on a course of antibiotics, corticosteroids, anti-inflammatoaries and sometimes hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and this seems to help— along with judicious enforced exercise,” she says. “Sometimes the infection is resolved and doesn’t return, but in a certain percentage of cases, the resulting limb swelling becomes something that we have to manage rather than cure. As with all serious medical conditions, the chances for a favorable outcome are maximized with prompt diagnosis and treatment.”

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Leading Breeders In California 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.

Available Statistics Through August 31, 2013 Total Earnings

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,211,520 Harris Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,423,772 Pam & Martin Wygod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,093,325 Nick Alexander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,088,223 Terry C. Lovingier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .979,446 Benjamin C. Warren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .977,784 Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .908,347 Dahlberg Farms LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .699,801 Thomas W. Bachman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .559,648 Pamela C. Ziebarth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .496,906 Donald R. Dizney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .494,074 Lee & Susan Searing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .436,615 Old English Rancho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418,760 B & B Zietz Stables Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380,930 J. Paul Reddam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .365,912 Rod & Lorraine Rodriguez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .342,620 Heinz Steinmann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .340,807 Mercedes Stable LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335,390 Applebite Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329,323 Old English Rancho & Patsy & Sal Berumen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313,869 Herman Sarkowsky & Martin Wygod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310,134 Ellen L. Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300,311 Gary Rocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293,178 Nick Cafarchia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284,500 Red Baron’s Barn LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283,338 Ted & Judy Nichols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281,916 Curt & Lila Lanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280,815 Dr. & Mrs. William T. Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278,460 Madera Thoroughbreds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273,770 Dinesh Maniar & Getaway Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270,591 Legacy Ranch Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270,336 St. George’s Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269,805 Kenneth & Janice Heidt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256,508 Leatherman Racing LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,750 Joe L. Turner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243,241 Barry Abrams & Madeline Auerbach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242,752 Vessels Stallion Farm LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239,868 Revocable Trust of Dr. Mikel C. & Patricia O. Harrington . . . . . . . .227,865 BMWZ Stables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219,100 Milt A. Policzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214,124 Joseph P. Morey Jr. Revocable Trust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203,338 John J. Greely III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203,120 Liberty Road Stables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196,490 William Henry Ziering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190,606 Mark Tatch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188,739 Charlotte M. Wrather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179,071 Geri Forrester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178,991 Larry Mabee & Betty L. Mabee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173,381 Marianne Millard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168,430 Four Quarters Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162,920

Leading Earner (Sire) Earnings Doinghardtimeagain (Ministers Wild Cat) $388,240 Super Ability (Langfuhr) $142,960 Spring Bloom (After Market) $143,352 Hail Mary (Old Topper) $191,798 Willa B Awesome (Awesome Gambler) $81,912 Warren’s Veneda (Affirmative) $159,020 U’narack (Unusual Heat) $180,080 Tiz a Minister (Ministers Wild Cat) $393,000 Unusual Way (Unusual Heat) $224,500 Tiz Flirtatious (Tizbud) $350,000 Surfcup (Unusual Heat) $364,860 My Cinsation (Cindago) $117,480 Somethings Unusual (Vronsky) $88,278 Qiaona (Wilko) $316,984 Sprouts (Square Eddie) $149,490 Halo Dolly (Popular) $185,840 Alpine Luck (Lucky J. H.) $149,784 Rock Me Baby (Rock Hard Ten) $246,214 Follini (Western Fame) $91,282 Island Sunset (Vronsky) $88,274 Omega Star (Candy Ride (Arg)) $188,250 Olympic Blue (Olympio) $126,638 Points Offthebench (Benchmark) $284,780 Italian Rules (Tribal Rule) $89,502 Sassy Suances (Suances (GB)) $91,408 Teddy’s Promise (Salt Lake) $277,416 Urban Hunter (Tribal Rule) $71,888 Joy Boy (Tribal Rule) $68,422 Soul Candy (Birdonthewire) $50,134 Wild in the Saddle (Silic (Fr)) $81,792 Haywired (Cindago) $66,020 He Be Fire N Ice (Unusual Heat) $247,380 Summer Hit (Bertrando) $256,508 Bella Viaggia (Good Journey) $94,360 Brown Boss (Vronsky) $70,800 Gervinho (Unusual Heat) $87,140 No Tricks for Jack (Jackpot) $45,630 Better Bet (Southern Image) $73,880 Sweet Marini (Marino Marini) $219,100 Waitwaitdonttellme (Hat Trick (Jpn)) $81,394 Space Runner (Trapper) $34,250 Tasty Treat (Roar) $149,880 Unusual Lover (Unusual Heat) $36,102 Kate’s Event (Event of the Year) $190,606 Strong Wind (Tribal Rule) $113,484 Good Party (Good Journey) $39,010 Cayambe (Helmsman) $115,197 Storm Fighter (Stormin Fever) $45,050 Meltarib (Muqtarib) $64,816 Mum’s Truckee (Truckee) $86,548

GRAND TOTAL OF EARNINGS FOR ALL BREEDERS FOR JANUARY 1 THROUGH AUGUST 31, 2013, IS $48,133,706 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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Leading Sires in California

Leading Sires by Number of Races Won

Leading Sires by Money Won Rank Sire Runners 1. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 2. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . 108 3. Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . 114 4. Eddington‡ . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 5. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 6. Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 7. Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 8. Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 9. Southern Image . . . . . . . . . 79 10. Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . 58 11. Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 12. Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 13. Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 14. In Excess (Ire)* . . . . . . . . . . . 82 15. Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . 45 16. Unbridled Energy# . . . . . . . 80 17. Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . 77 18. Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 19. Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 20. Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 21. Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 22. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 23. Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 24. Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 25. Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . 25 26. Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 27. Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . 40 28. Affirmative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 29. Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 30. Perfect Mandate* . . . . . . . . 35 31. Cee’s Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 32. Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 33. Popular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 34. Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 35. Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . 68 36. Tannersmyman . . . . . . . . . . 40 37. Ten Most Wanted* . . . . . . . . 31 38. High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 39. Freespool† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 40. Don'tsellmeshort . . . . . . . . . 26 41. Momentum† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 42. Silic (Fr) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 43. Iron Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 44. Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 45. Grey Memo . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 46. Stormy Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 47. Birdonthewire . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 48. Council Member . . . . . . . . . 18 49. Square Eddie . . . . . . . . . . . .5 50. Western Fame* . . . . . . . . . . . 14

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Starts 846 538 674 614 599 641 432 527 474 330 384 236 299 427 217 430 350 159 441 331 122 209 212 168 134 246 212 126 305 164 186 175 176 50 337 215 165 233 225 155 182 110 112 53 124 183 68 78 15 77

Races Won 143 74 127 90 86 90 70 81 76 47 46 29 57 61 27 61 43 27 58 34 26 26 31 28 27 43 20 14 31 36 30 20 24 11 32 35 12 28 39 18 24 13 23 12 17 26 3 13 4 23

Earnings $3,617,173 3,482,391 2,691,107 2,110,987 2,005,981 1,894,579 1,750,814 1,612,137 1,354,853 1,313,153 1,188,968 1,140,310 1,080,419 971,612 917,770 868,446 860,409 813,702 768,370 688,163 673,728 669,029 638,933 592,771 573,819 568,063 531,083 522,179 484,873 483,805 444,790 431,199 410,595 385,555 372,575 328,941 328,829 328,782 318,436 314,275 285,309 268,577 268,567 262,788 253,397 253,256 252,291 245,073 235,630 233,339

Rank Sire

Runners

1. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . .187 2. Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . .114 3. Eddington‡ . . . . . . . . . . .120 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 5. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . .107 6. Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 7. Southern Image . . . . . . . . 79 8. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . .108 9. Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . .94 10. In Excess (Ire)* . . . . . . . . . .82 Unbridled Energy# . . . . . 80 12. Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . 82 13. Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 14. Good Journey . . . . . . . . . 58 15. Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 16. Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . 77 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 18. Freespool† . . . . . . . . . . . .42 19. Perfect Mandate* . . . . . . . 35 20. Tannersmyman . . . . . . . . . 40

Starts

Races Won

846 674 614 641 599 527 474 538 432 427 430 441 299 330 384 350 246 225 164 215

143 127 90 90 86 81 76 74 70 61 61 58 57 47 46 43 43 39 36 35

Earnings $3,617,173 2,691,107 2,110,987 1,894,579 2,005,981 1,612,137 1,354,853 3,482,391 1,750,814 971,612 868,446 768,370 1,080,419 1,313,153 1,188,968 860,409 568,063 318,436 483,805 328,941

Leading Sires by Average Earnings Per Runner (Minimum 10 Runners) Rank Sire Runners 1. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . .108 2. Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 3. Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 4. Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 5. Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . .114 6. Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 7. Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . .25 8. Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . 58 9. Birdonthewire . . . . . . . . . . .12 10. Affirmative . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 11. Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . 45 12. Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 13. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 14. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 15. Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 16. Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 17. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . ... 37 18. Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 19. Eddington‡ . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 20. Southern Image . . . . . . . . . .79

Races Won 74 11 26 29 127 27 27 47 3 14 27 12 143 86 57 70 26 28 90 76

Earnings $3,482,391 385,555 673,728 1,140,310 2,691,107 813,702 573,819 1,313,153 252,291 522,179 917,770 262,788 3,617,173 2,005,981 1,080,419 1,750,814 669,029 592,771 2,110,987 1,354,853

Average Earnings/ Runner $32,244 29,658 26,949 24,262 23,606 23,249 22,953 22,641 21,024 20,887 20,395 20,214 19,343 18,747 18,628 18,626 18,082 17,963 17,592 17,150

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Runners

Tribal Rule ........................ 187 Ministers Wild Cat.............114 Eddington‡........................120 Kafwain ............................ 111 Benchmark....................... 107 Old Topper ..........................97 Unusual Heat ....................108 Southern Image...................79 Bertrando† ......................... 94 Unbridled Energy# ............. 80 In Excess (Ire)*.................... 82 Swiss Yodeler..................... 82 Decarchy ............................ 83 Salt Lake* ........................... 58 Marino Marini ......................77 Good Journey .................... 58 Stormin Fever.................... 63 Rocky Bar .......................... 50 Tannersmyman....................40 Freespool† ........................ 42

Races Won

90 68 61 57 55 52 48 47 42 42 41 39 38 34 31 28 27 24 23 23

143 127 90 90 86 81 74 76 70 61 61 58 46 57 43 47 34 43 35 39

(Minimum 50 Starts Lifetime) Earnings $3,617,173 2,691,107 2,110,987 1,894,579 2,005,981 1,612,137 3,482,391 1,354,853 1,750,814 868,446 971,612 768,370 1,188,968 1,080,419 860,409 1,313,153 688,163 568,063 328,941 318,436

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

Races Runners Starts Winners Won

Unusual Heat ............ 76 Tribal Rule ................ 63 Good Journey ........... 34 Tizbud ....................... 24 Heatseeker (Ire)*..........28 Decarchy.................... 41 Ministers Wild Cat...... 27 Bertrando†..................29 Atticus.........................21 Eddington# ............... 45 Benchmark................. 24 Old Topper ................ 18 Suances (GB) ..............12 In Excess (Ire)* .......... 21 Affirmative.................. 16 Vronsky ...................... 15 Kafwain .................... 26 Popular ..................... 10 Southern Image ........ 24 Perfect Mandate* ........ 9

280 150 119 63 77 94 65 71 59 91 58 38 42 56 41 36 57 24 61 21

29 11 12 7 13 8 12 7 8 9 6 5 6 5 4 3 5 1 6 4

46 14 16 9 14 8 14 8 10 11 8 9 12 8 5 4 5 2 6 6

Earnings $2,437,884 1,094,430 637,391 539,406 533,439 427,750 424,313 389,921 371,628 363,485 347,234 347,011 308,939 302,856 251,510 244,578 226,221 194,250 193,003 175,404

Leading Sires by Median Earnings Per Runner

Leading Sires by Average Earnings Per Start

(Minimum 10 Runners)

(Minimum 50 Starts)

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

Winners

Leading Sires by Turf Earnings

Runners

Cyclotron........................... 13 Southern Image................ 79 Trapper .............................. 11 Good Journey ....................58 Cindago* ........................... 25 Suances (GB) .....................25 Unusual Heat....................108 Anziyan Royalty................. 12 Birdonthewire ................... 12 Lucky Pulpit ..................... 37 Heatseeker (Ire) ................. 45 Bedford Falls ......................11 Iron Cat ............................. 20 Atticus .............................. 41 Affirmative ..........................25 Time to Get Even............. 15 Tribal Rule ........................187 Western Fame*.................. 14 Ministers Wild Cat ........... 114 Kafwain ........................... 111

Races Won 12 76 14 47 26 27 74 9 3 26 27 9 23 31 14 5 143 23 127 90

Median Earnings/ Earnings Runner $262,788 1,354,853 148,518 1,313,153 673,728 573,819 3,482,391 192,991 252,291 669,029 917,770 162,700 268,567 638,933 522,179 186,370 3,617,173 233,339 2,691,107 1,894,579

$16,827 13,133 12,570 12,411 12,146 12,028 11,265 10,780 10,095 9,864 9,701 9,662 9,515 9,428 9,299 8,770 8,729 8,703 8,330 8,100

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

Runners

Lucky J. H. ..................... 13 Unusual Heat .................108 Cindago* ........................ 25 Vronsky .......................... 35 Cyclotron........................ 13 Tizbud ............................ 47 Suances (GB) .................. 25 Tribal Rule ......................187 Heatseeker (Ire) ............... 45 Affirmative ...................... 25 Bertrando† ...................... 94 Ministers Wild Cat......... 114 Good Journey ..................58 Birdonthewire................. 12 Salt Lake* .........................58 Game Plan ..................... 33 Eddington‡.....................120 Benchmark.................... 107 Lucky Pulpit ................... 37 Council Member.............. 18

Starts

Earnings

Average Earnings/ Start

50 538 122 159 53 236 134 846 217 126 432 674 330 68 299 168 614 599 209 78

$385,555 3,482,391 673,728 813,702 262,788 1,140,310 573,819 3,617,173 917,770 522,179 1,750,814 2,691,107 1,313,153 252,291 1,080,419 592,771 2,110,987 2,005,981 669,029 245,073

$7,711 6,473 5,522 5,118 4,958 4,832 4,282 4,276 4,229 4,144 4,053 3,993 3,979 3,710 3,613 3,528 3,438 3,349 3,201 3,142

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

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Crops of Average Foals of Racing Crop Racing Age Size Age

Runners

Winners

2-Y-O Winners

Stakes Winners

Graded Stakes Winners

Progeny Earnings

Average Earnings Index

Comparable Index

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

Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev 13 48 625 447-72% 317-51% 40-6% 42-7% 10-2% $40,006,021 2.15 1.24 Cindago*, 2003, by Indian Charlie 4 16 63 34-54% 22-35% 4-6% 2-3% 0-0% $1,551,699 1.69 1.40 Cee's Tizzy†, 1987, by Relaunch 21 35 733 521-71% 381-52% 59-8% 39-5% 9-1% $37,166,857 1.63 1.15 In Excess (Ire)*, 1987, by Siberian Express 18 55 986 730-74% 541-55% 116-12% 63-6% 11-1% $44,835,491 1.59 1.40 Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig 6 19 113 57-50% 32-28% 5-4% 4-4% 1-1% $3,116,151 1.58 1.15 Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit 4 23 91 54-59% 43-47% 18-20% 4-4% 0-0% $2,931,126 1.56 1.17 Salt Lake*, 1989, by Deputy Minister 18 70 1,259 1,044-83% 840-67% 246-20% 77-6% 25-2% $62,457,737 1.41 1.40 Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev 8 61 487 220-45% 121-25% 15-3% 6-1% 4-1% $9,594,987 1.40 1.03 Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat 8 66 527 358-68% 244-46% 93-18% 33-6% 4-1% $18,427,537 1.37 1.17 Bertrando†, 1989, by Skywalker 17 61 1,043 779-75% 538-52% 122-12% 58-6% 14-1% $44,758,389 1.35 1.52 One Man Army, 1994, by Roman Diplomat 8 9 74 47-64% 30-41% 2-3% 4-5% 1-1% $2,616,244 1.33 0.93 Birdonthewire, 1989, by Proud Birdie 16 16 263 190-72% 135-51% 39-15% 10-4% 1-0% $12,015,047 1.30 1.36 Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado’s Quest 3 31 94 61-65% 27-29% 12-13% 2-2% 1-1% $2,044,083 1.26 0.76 5 96 479 283-59% 181-38% 41-9% 6-1% 2-0% $12,594,037 1.26 1.34 Southern Image, 2000, by Halo’s Image 12 57 683 513-75% 388-57% 101-15% 40-6% 10-1% $29,067,775 1.24 1.14 15. Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar 16. Eddington‡, 2001, by Unbridled 5 64 322 244-76% 173-54% 45-14% 5-2% 3-1% $10,690,170 1.22 1.61 17. Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat 11 62 679 487-72% 348-51% 110-16% 30-4% 12-2% $26,937,903 1.19 1.40 18. Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run 7 65 453 337-74% 244-54% 79-17% 21-5% 5-1% $15,090,018 1.15 1.29 19. Affirmative, 1999, by Unbridled 6 14 86 39-45% 22-26% 4-5% 2-2% 0-0% $1,422,896 1.13 0.79 20. Tizbud, 1999, by Cee’s Tizzy 6 24 145 88-61% 48-33% 9-6% 4-3% 1-1% $3,122,353 1.12 0.94 21. Olympio*, 1988, by Naskra 18 29 517 403-78% 297-57% 61-12% 30-6% 4-1% $19,167,240 1.10 1.29 22. Heatseeker (Ire), 2003, by Giant’s Causeway 2 46 91 48-53% 28-31% 12-13% 1-1% 0-0% $1,333,182 1.09 1.60 Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado 6 13 76 56-74% 43-57% 15-20% 2-3% 1-1% $2,620,251 1.09 0.95 24. Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister 5 48 242 192-79% 132-55% 32-13% 14-6% 2-1% $7,739,405 1.08 0.97 25. Atticus, 1992, by Nureyev 13 34 445 331-74% 199-45% 39-9% 14-3% 5-1% $13,933,641 1.07 1.45 Robannier, 1991, by Batonnier 14 7 104 68-65% 40-38% 8-8% 3-3% 0-0% $2,999,325 1.07 1.03 27. Snow Chief*, 1983, by Reflected Glory 22 12 272 187-69% 113-42% 27-10% 9-3% 1-0% $5,680,341 1.05 1.29 Suances (GB), 1997, by Most Welcome (GB) 6 18 110 51-46% 33-30% 4-4% 1-1% 0-0% $2,027,712 1.05 1.12 29. Kelly Kip†, 1994, by Kipper Kelly 10 11 111 87-78% 73-66% 16-14% 2-2% 1-1% $4,380,579 1.04 1.02 Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (Ire) 6 17 102 69-68% 56-55% 20-20% 13-13% 1-1% $3,014,485 1.04 0.79 31. High Brite*, 1984, by Best Turn 22 43 935 729-78% 591-63% 145-16% 46-5% 9-1% $36,194,965 1.03 1.17 Siberian Summer*, 1989, by Siberian Express 12 34 402 297-74% 210-52% 28-7% 14-3% 4-1% $12,771,016 1.02 0.88 Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo 12 59 711 539-76% 383-54% 157-22% 27-4% 2-0% $25,286,660 1.02 1.08 34. Silic (Fr)*, 1995, by Sillery 9 18 159 118-74% 76-48% 11-7% 2-1% 1-1% $7,361,126 0.98 0.92 35. Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time 10 50 498 398-80% 307-62% 108-22% 22-4% 0-0% $17,496,200 0.97 0.86 Unbridled Energy#, 2002, by Unbridled’s Song 4 51 205 128-62% 85-41% 18-9% 4-2% 0-0% $4,174,724 0.97 1.19 37. Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View 7 42 297 204-69% 133-45% 37-12% 7-2% 1-0% $7,898,105 0.96 0.98 38. Lake George, 1992, by Vice Regent 14 12 162 103-64% 61-38% 10-6% 6-4% 1-1% $4,222,204 0.94 1.03 39. Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat 6 44 263 177-67% 121-46% 31-12% 7-3% 0-0% $6,406,161 0.92 1.00 Perfect Mandate*, 1996, by Gone West 10 30 298 170-57% 110-37% 18-6% 12-4% 0-0% $6,510,791 0.92 1.24 41. Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat 11 41 447 368-82% 263-59% 75-17% 20-4% 2-0% $17,481,213 0.90 1.08 Western Fame*, 1992, by Gone West 12 24 288 190-66% 140-49% 45-16% 14-5% 0-0% $7,682,081 0.90 0.83 43. Epic Honor, 1996, by Honor Grades 9 8 70 49-70% 38-54% 6-9% 1-1% 0-0% $2,210,264 0.86 0.72 Iron Cat, 1995, by Storm Cat 12 12 144 109-76% 90-63% 8-6% 6-4% 0-0% $3,846,912 0.86 0.98 45 Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig 14 30 424 312-74% 244-58% 56-13% 23-5% 2-0% $13,062,580 0.85 0.80 Latin American†, 1988, by Riverman 16 20 313 209-67% 136-43% 28-9% 6-2% 2-1% $6,587,302 0.85 1.09 47. Sought After, 2000, by Seeking the Gold 8 12 94 52-55% 34-36% 12-13% 1-1% 0-0% $1,513,697 0.81 0.87 48. Thisnearlywasmine, 1994, by Capote 9 8 73 45-62% 31-42% 5-7% 0-0% 0-0% $1,472,700 0.80 0.72 49. Globalize, 1997, by Summer Squall 9 18 159 109-69% 81-51% 30-19% 4-3% 0-0% $3,829,069 0.79 0.79 50. Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom 11 27 302 224-74% 163-54% 36-12% 12-4% 1-0% $7,842,070 0.78 1.18 85. Term, are 1990, Mr. California-based Prospector 14a minimum 13 of 50 foals 184of racing 135-73% 101-55% 29-16%Earnings 4-2% 0-0% $4,902,928 0.77 are compiled 1.17 by TheseHalf statistics for by active sires with age, ranked here by lifetime Average Index (AEI). The statistics contained in these rankings The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc (TJCIS). While every effort is made to prevent errors and omissions, California Thoroughbred cannot guarantee their complete and total accuracy. A dagger (†) indicates that a stallion has been pensioned, an asterisk (*) that he has died, a dot (•) that he is now standing elsewhere, a number sign (#) that he did not stand in California in 2012 but is standing in the state in 2013, a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2013 but will stand in the state in 2014 and In bold that he is a freshman sire. In all cases, a sire will remain in the rankings until the year after his last California foals are two-year-olds. Statistics cover racing in North America (US, Canada and Puerto Rico), England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) only Percentages are based upon number of foals of racing age.

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Leading Two-Year-Old Sires in California

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

Runners

Starts

Races Won

44 16 15 14 48 34 9 56 19 28 29 14 18 23 17 9 12 16 21 22 7 4 17 17 9

10 2 4 4 5 6 4 3 1 2 4 2 4 3 4 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 2

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

Earnings $323,116 249,660 235,630 207,475 186,370 167,904 147,178 142,845 137,661 137,273 135,674 132,080 127,922 118,734 118,374 117,868 108,660 107,810 101,560 72,950 68,200 63,400 56,914 52,718 51,086

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

Square Eddie . . . . . . . . . 5 Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Desert Code . . . . . . . . . 6 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . 6 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . 6 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Awesome Gambler . . . . 9 Southern Image . . . . . . . 7 Time to Get Even . . . . 15 Papa Clem . . . . . . . . . .10 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . 13 Dixie Chatter . . . . . . . .18

Races Won

Earned

Average Earnings/ Runner

4 4 2 1 2 3 4 10 1 2 2 5 4 4 6

$235,630 207,475 249,660 137,661 132,080 118,734 127,922 323,116 107,810 137,273 101,560 186,370 118,374 135,674 167,904

$47,126 34,579 31,208 22,944 22,013 19,789 18,275 16,156 15,401 15,253 14,509 12,425 11,837 10,436 9,328

TRIBAL RULE (BALLENA VISTA FARM) Leading Two-Year-Old Sire in California by Money Won and Number of Winners through September 8, 2013.

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

Runners

1. Tribal Rule ........................ 20 2. Time to Get Even ............15 Dixie Chatter .................. 18 4. Swiss Yodeler ..................13 Decarchy .......................... 7 6. Lucky J. H. ........................ 6 Bushwacker.................... 16 Papa Clem .................... 10 9. Square Eddie .................... 5 Don'tsellmeshort................ 3 Awesome Gambler .......... 9 Stormin Fever .................... 6 Lucky Pulpit ...................... 6 Roi Charmant .................. 3 Southern Image ................ 7 Unusual Heat ....................12 Eddington‡ ...................... 11 Unbridled Energy# ............ 8 Rocky Bar .......................... 6 Surf Cat.............................. 5 Benchmark ........................ 6 Idiot Proof........................ 4

Winners

Races Won

Earnings

8 5 5 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

10 5 6 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3

$323,116 186,370 167,904 135,674 127,922 207,475 142,845 118,374 235,630 147,178 137,273 132,080 118,734 117,868 101,560 72,950 56,914 52,718 51,086 41,632 30,605 21,630

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

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2013 REGIONAL RACE MEETINGS Santa Anita Park, Arcadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 27-Nov. 3 Fresno County Fair, Fresno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 3-14 Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 17-Dec. 22 Betfair Hollywood Park, Inglewood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov. 7-Dec. 22

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Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes (Gr. I) .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$250,000 City of Hope Mile Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 L. A. Woman Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100,000 Swingtime Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70,000 Charlie Palmer Futurity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Zuma Beach Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 California Distaff Handicap . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . .abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Anoakia Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70,000 Bulldog Handicap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000 Speakeasy Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 California Flag Handicap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . .abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Lure Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70,000

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Breeders’ Cup Distaff (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,000,000 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 Golden State Juvenile Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies Stakes . . . . . . .2-y-o f., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Twilight Derby (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000

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Breeders’ Cup Classic (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/4 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/2 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Mile (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Gr. I) . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/4 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,500,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . .1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (Gr. I) . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,000,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .abt 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Damascus Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Juvenile Turf Sprint Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .abt 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Goldikova Stakes (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000

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Moccasin Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$100,000 Hollywood Prevue Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Sharp Cat Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Cat’s Cradle Handicap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . .7 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Real Quiet Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 On Trust Handicap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . .7 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Vernon O. Underwood Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Citation Handicap (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 Miesque Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Generous Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000

2013 & 2014 REGIONAL SALE DATES October 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts Sales & Racing October Yearling Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Nominations closed April 19) January 27, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts Sales & Racing January Mixed Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Early entries close November 1, entries close November 15 & supplemental entries close January 13, 2014) March 3, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts Sales & Racing March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training: Training Preview on February 28, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Nominations close October 25) May 12, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts Sales & Racing May Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training: Training Preview on May 9, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries close March 26, 2014) July 20, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts Sales & Racing Paddock Sale at Del Mar of “Race Ready” Horses of Racing Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries close June 4, 2014) October 6, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts Sales & Racing October Yearling Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Nominations close April 18, 2014)

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

It Pays To Be Cal-Bred

SANTA ANITA PARK Saturday, October 12

Saturday, October 19

$100,000 California Distaff Handicap Three-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

$100,000 California Flag Handicap Three-Year-Olds & Up abt. 6 1/2 f. (T)

Friday, November 1

Friday, November 1

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

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

BETFAIR HOLLYWOOD PARK

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Sunday, November 17

Sunday, November 24

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

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

Saturday, December 21

Sunday, December 22

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

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

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CTBA Calendar

October 2013 SUNDAY

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Golden Gate Fields Opening Day

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CALIFORNIA-BRED/CALIFORNIA-SIRED STAKES RACES SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 $50,000 CHARLIE PALMER FUTURITY 2YO FILLIES, 1 MILE Fresno County Fair, Fresno, Calif.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 $100,000 CALIFORNIA DISTAFF STAKES 3YO & UP, FILLIES & MARES, ABOUT 6 1/2 FURLONGS (TURF) Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, Calif.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 $75,000 BULLDOG HANDICAP 3YO & UP, 1 1/18 MILES Fresno County Fair, Fresno, Calif.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 $100,000 CALIFORNIA FLAG STAKES 3YO & UP, ABOUT 6 1/2 FURLONGS (TURF) Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, Calif.

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8 BARRETTS SALES & RACIING OCTOBER YEARLING SALE Hinds Pavilion (Fairplex), Pomona, Calif.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15 BREEDERS’ CUP LIMITED 2013 FOAL NOMINATION CLOSING DATE Breeders’ Cup Limited, Lexington, Ky.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 THOROUGHBRED OWNERS OF CALIFORNIA (TOC) NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ANNUAL MEETING Golden Gate Fields, Berkeley, Calif. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD (CHRB) MONTHLY BOARD MEETING Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, Calif.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 BARRETTS SALES & RACING MARCH SALE OF SELECTED TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING NOMINATIONS CLOSING DATE Hinds Pavilion (Fairplex), Pomona, Calif.

California Thoroughbred Breeders Association 201 Colorado Place, P.O. Box 60018, Arcadia, CA 91066-6018 • (626) 445-7800 • Fax (626) 574-0852 62 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED • OCTOBER 2013

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Breed For Speed and Soundness Bonnrita retired sound after a 64 race carreer! By GULCH (1984), champion sprinter in U.S.,Stakes winner of $3,095,521, 1st Breeders’ CupSprint (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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✓ Day boarding ✓ Large irrigated grass pastures with shelters ✓ Video monitored/recorded foaling ✓ 24/7 barn attendant during foaling season ✓ Free Jockey Club and CTBA Cal-Bred registration ✓ Free halter breaking ✓ Discounts for more than two pregnant mares ✓ $2.00 for foal until weaned BOARDING/SALES PREP/LAYUPS AND TRAINING: ✓ Safe un-crowded irrigated pastures for mare and foal ✓ Best quality alfalfa and grain with supplements (ingredients listed on website. Bulk price at cost) ✓ Timely and comprehensive vaccinations, de-worming and hoof care ✓ Yearlings started meticulously with patients | & kindness ready for the turmoil of the race track. View YouTube training progress online ✓ Sale prep horses will look and behave at their best ✓ Prefer high value horses

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THOROUGHBRED FOR SALE OR TRADE YOUNG STAKES-PLACED MARE earnings of $120,000+. In-foal to Sea of Secrets on early cover. For more info call 209-834-7062

MAGALI FARMS is looking for Seasonal or Full Time foaling help. Will foal 100-120 foals/year. Must have strong hands-on experience in foaling. Email resume/qualifications to info@magalifarms.com. BREEDING/STALLION MANAGER WANTED-Exciting, new Northern California Thoroughbred breeding farm is seeking a full-time breeding/stallion manager. Duties will include management of resident and outside broodmares, stallion care/management, breeding, foaling and record keeping. You will work with and oversee a small staff of employees that will assist in the day to day operations of the breeding program. After breeding season, job duties will include working with weanlings/yearlings, halter breaking, possible sales prep and overseeing broodmare band. Experience in the industry is a must. Salary is negotiable and DOE. If interested, please send resume to leteroll@wildblue.net

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Index to Advertisers & Stallions Advertised

ADVERTISERS Backyard Race Horse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Ballena Vista Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC, 38 Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms,LP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Cal-Bred Maiden Bonus Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 California Thoroughbred Weekly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Cardiff, Suzanne, Pedigree Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Cole Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 CTBA 2014 Stallion Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 CTBA Christmas Gift Subscription . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 CTBA Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 CTBA Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Daehling Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Dickson Podley Realtors (Jeannie Garr Roddy) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 E.A. Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5, 40 Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Golden State Stakes Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Harris Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC, 41 Laurel Fowler Insurance Broker Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Legacy Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13, 14,42

Lillian Nichols/Halters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Magali Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Milky Way Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 NTRA /John Deere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Odyssey Performance Premium Horse Exerciser . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Old English Rancho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Pegasus Thoroughbred Training Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Premier Thoroughbreds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC Premire Equine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Rancho San Miguel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Ridgeley Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Robins Ranches-Nor Cal Horse Property Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . .65 State Farm Insurance-Sue Hubbard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 The Jockey Club Information Systems,Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 49 Victory Rose Thoroughbreds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 West Coast Racing Colors/June Gee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 www.horselawyers.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66

STALLIONS Anziyan Royalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Calimonco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Champ Pegasus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Chattahoochee War . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Dixie Chatter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Eddington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Idiot Proof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC

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Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Prime Timber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Sierra Sunset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC Smiling Tiger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC Soul of the Matter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Sway Away . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Twice The Appeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IBC Uh Oh Bango . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

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Behind The Gate Guest Forum by MARK GIARDINO

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More than 15 years ago, while sitting in our box at Santa as a love letter to my wife, was much bigger than even I had Anita Park watching the horse races, I looked at my wife and hoped. I was going to have to go big or go home, and as horses saw the look I had seen on her face so many times through the are such a huge part of our lives, I decided that I would go big, years. Her look was one of pure love, affection, admiration and really big. I decided to enlist the help of a friend of ours, respect for these great animals. In the following years, we Jack Lucarelli. He has also had a long-term interest in horse would discuss the possibility and her desire to produce a film racing and with his experience in the film business, like ours, about horses and horse racing. he seemed a good fit. Thus Jack We realized that the project came on board as a co-producer would have to be a documentary. and co-director. Also, the project would not only After seeing the first cuts of the educate and entertain people film, I decided that in order about the industry, but it would to reach the largest possible tell a story that would let people audiences and to have the most know just how much love and impact on the sport, I would have care goes into this great sport to bring in some huge talent. of horse racing. When you are I contacted the Academy Award involved in this world, it isn’t a winner, Joe Pesci. Joe is a great “9 to 5” day job. This endeavor is supporter and fan of the sport. a way of life. The dedication and I also called composer Mike Post, a love that is given to these multi-Grammy and Emmy Award wonderful athletes is a passion winner. If you’ve ever watched and lifestyle that needs to be television, you’ve heard Mike’s shown and seen to be understood. award-winning music. Both agreed Little did I know that the to work on the project, and once expression of that passion, the you’ve seen the film, you’ll undernew feature-length documentary stand just what a strong impact Daryle Ann Lindley Giardino and Mark Giardino titled “Behind the Gate,” would they’ve had on the final result. finally become a reality a decade Along the way, we were able and a half later. to bring in such notable names My wife, Daryle Ann, is the as Oscar De La Hoya, Bobby daughter of the great cowboy Flay, Paul LaDuca, Dwight Hicks, actor, Slim Pickens, whom Ron McAnally, Gary Stevens, you might remember from such Laffit Pincay Jr. and others. films as “Dr. Strangelove,” “BlazTrainer Doug O’Neill and Santa ing Saddles” and “The Getaway.” Anita’s former CEO, Mark Verge, She started riding horses before were incredible advocates for the she could walk. Her most joyous movie and their presence is felt moments have been spent in the throughout the film. saddle and, sadly, some of her The documentary is finished most painful moments have come now and we will begin the film as a result of the sport as well. festival circuit soon, as well as Home Journey I was an East Coast kid. My showing at limited theaters across dad and his contemporaries the country. loved the track, but for different reasons. They were looking Over the last 15 years, a lot has changed in racing but some for ways to supplement their meager incomes and to things, like the love my wife and I share for these greatest athletes add a little excitement to their lives. Somehow, even though on the planet, has only increased. It is our hope to shine a light on our beginnings were different, our combined affection and this great sport with the hope that others will come and enjoy it too. admiration for these animals, the sport, and life behind the “Behind The Gate,” starring Joe Pesci, Oscar De La Hoya, gate have led us to an incredible affair with this great sport Paul LaDuca, Dwight Hicks and Gary Stevens, will be released and its participants. in the next few months. For more information, please visit After a year of production, I realized that the film I was making, www.behindthegatemovie.com.

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OCTOBER 2013

CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED

VOL. 139 NO. 4


California Thoroughbred Magazine October 2013  

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