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Win-Win Situations From The Executive Corner by DOUG BURGE The current purses and racing opportunities for Californiabreds, as evidenced at the nearly concluded Del Mar Thoroughbred Club meet, provide a return as high as any in recent history. Restricted maiden purses are $75,000, restricted first condition allowance races are nearly $80,000 and the first condition open allowance races with the Calbred owners’ bonus total over $100,000. Couple this with $1.2 million in Golden State Series stakes purses, and Del Mar provided the greatest purses for Cal-breds in their 76year history. Although restricted purses do drop some at the other Southern California race meets, due to handle generation, the opportunities and return are still extremely lucrative. With the addition of the Maiden Bonus Program, and the breeder, stallion and owner awards, the earning potential for Cal-bred/California-sired foals has risen considerably. To put that in perspective, in 2003 there were 3,867 California foals with roughly $30 million available in restricted purses and incentive awards. This yields $7,758 per foal in potential return. In 2012, there were 1,624 California foals with $30 million still available in purses and incentives, which provides a per foal potential return of $18,473. This is nearly two and a half times the per foal return 10 years ago (see chart below). This is a major selling point of the Cal-bred program and has gotten the attention of owners, breeders and stallion owners across both the state and country. The justification for investing in the state-bred program continues to improve and has yielded not only stability in the produc-

tion of foals, but new quality bloodstock with grade Iwinning stallions and marketable mares coming to the state. In fact, over a half dozen grade I winners recently retired to stand their first year at stud in California, including Eclipse Award winner Acclamation. In Northern California, where Cal-breds make up over 60 percent of the fields, the 30 percent owners bonus in open company, $10,000 maiden bonus, and the ability to run in the same allowance condition twice, provides lucrative enhancements to the overnight purses. The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) is still striving to provide more restricted opportunities in the north, with a goal of expanding the Golden State Series races. On another note, the recently concluded Northern California Sale, held in Pleasanton, yielded mixed results. With the significant increases experienced at the 2012 sale, coupled with all the benefits associated with Cal-bred ownership as described above, expectations were high for the 2013 sale. While the average of $6,010 was down from $7,653 a year ago, the median price of $4,000 remained identical. On a positive note, only 16 of the 89 yearlings who went through the ring were listed as RNA (18 percent), as compared to 26 of 95 a year ago (27 percent). This low buyback rate translates into more breeders/consignors selling their young horses, which is the service that the CTBA strives to provide the northern membership. The CTBA’s Sales Committee will continue to review all aspects of this venue, and continue to provide a market place and outlet for our Northern California breeders.

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This September 2013 issue of our monthly California Thoroughbred magazine emphasizes the fact that the Thoroughbred industry in the Golden State is currently riding high. The cover story features Points Offthebench, a gutsy winner of the grade I, $300,250 Bing Crosby Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on July 28, and there is also an editorial on fellow California-bred Tiz Flirtatious who posted a facile victory in the same seaside track’s grade II, $250,000 John C. Mabee Stakes just a couple of weeks later. There were eight other Cal-breds who tasted success in stakes race at Del Mar this past month, namely Gervinho, Sprouts, He Be Fire N Ice, Sweet Marini, California Chrome, U’narack, Tasty Treat and Halo Dolly. Besides the Racing In Southern California article on this group, the Northern California Report spotlights the stakes wins at Santa Rosa by the Cal-bred duo of Ain’t No Other and Hirschy. Two other horses who have been major players on the local stage are featured in this publication. Miami Margie, the dam of three stakes winners who now resides in Canada, is the 2012/2103 California Broodmare of the Year, while the winner of the 2012/2013 Valkyr Trophy, an accolade also voted on annually by the membership of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA), is the grade II-winning Cal-bred Doinghardtimeagain. Additionally, we have a review of the 2013 Northern California Sale that was hosted for the 10th consecutive year by the CTBA and was held in Pleasanton on Aug. 13, and the latest CTBA Member Profile features Ron and Lillian Lang who are the breeders of Ourwestcoastghost, the winner of Pleasanton’s $75,400 Casual Lies Handicap on July 4. Focus On The Future highlights the exploits to date of 27-year-old Claire Crawford, a Pasadena native who is presently doing an internship at Del Mar, while the history of the Jim Kostoff Stakes, originally run as the Derby Trial Stakes from 1968 to 2007, is also covered in depth. We have a review of the Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS) held in San Juan Capistrano on July 27-28, when the legendary Lava Man and fellow Calbred stakes winners Mr. Wolverine and Wolf Tail stole the show, and A Blast From The Past details the career of Cal-bred Honey Bunny whose dazzling two-year-old season resulted in her being voted the winner of the 1962/1963 Valkyr Trophy. Horse Care examines the pros and cons of Furosemide, while “Dealing With Hoof Cracks: Managing The Feet For Health & Strength” is the subject matter of Down On The Farm. Guest Forum wraps up this magazine with a tribute to Silic (Fr), the successful racehorse and stallion who recently died, after 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 have to hope for the best! In the Company of. . .Keith Brackpool (left), the Chairman of

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Cover Story On This Month’s Cover Points Offthebench, a four-year-old son of the Ballena Vista Farm sire Benchmark who was bred in California by Gary Rocks and was making his career stakes debut, won the grade I, $300,250 Bing Crosby Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on July 28, 2013, to improve his record to 7-5-1-1 and $364,940 in earnings. ©Benoit & Associates

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Leading Sires in California

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

Leading Lifetime Sires in California Leading Two-Year-Old Sires in California Dates in California CTBA Calendar Classified Advertising Indexes to Advertisers & Stallions Advertised

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The Grade California-Breds: Points Offthebench—Family Matters by Emily Shields

Features The Grade California-Breds: Tiz Flirtatious—Toying With Her Opposition

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The 2012/2013 California Broodmare Of The Year: Miami Margie—A Deserved Choice by Emily Shields

The 2012/2013 Valkyr Trophy: Doinghardtimeagain—A Link To The Past by Marcie Heacox

Regional Sales: Sky High by Lisa Groothedde

CTBA Member Profile: Ron & Lillian Lang—In It For The Long Run by Emily Shields

Focus On The Future: Claire Crawford—Back To Her Beginnings by Emily Shields

Racing in Southern California: Cal-Breds Dazzle At Del Mar From The Word “Go” by Rudi Groothedde

Northern California Report: Back-To-Back Stakes Wins For Hollendorfer Cal-Breds by Jerry Klein

California Fairs: Jim Kostoff Stakes (1968–2012)—Cal-Breds In The Majority by Emily Shields

Another Man’s Treasure: Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show Attracts Cal-Bred Stars by Marcie Heacox

A Blast From The Past: Honey Bunny—A Year To Remember by Jackie Barnes

Horse Care: Furosemide—For Or Against? by Dr. Mark Dedemonico

Down On The Farm: Dealing With Hoof Cracks—Managing The Feet For Health & Strength by Heather Smith Thomas

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The easy 2 1/4-length winner of the grade II, $250,000 John C. Mabee Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Aug. 11, was Pamela Ziebarth’s homebred Tiz Flirtatious, a five-year-old daughter of Harris Farms’ Tizbud who has earned $624,800 from an 11-7-3-1 record.

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From the Executive Corner: Win-Win Situations by Doug Burge

Managing Editor’s Welcome: Riding High by Rudi Groothedde

Guest Forum: Silic (Fr)—One Of The Great Ones by Kayleeta Robinson

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The battle for the title of California’s leading freshman sire of 2013 heated up in August, as two contenders—Papa Clem and Dixie Chatter— scored their respective first stakes winners. During the Sonoma County Fair meet at Santa Rosa on Aug. 11, the Papa ©Anita Hadley Clem colt Hirschy wheeled Papa Clem back 10 days after he broke his maiden to capture the $64,300 Cavonnier Juvenile Stakes for two-year-olds. The Californiabred colt out of the winning Wild Again mare Flashy also holds distinction as the first lifetime winner for

his seven-year-old sire, a dual grade II winner by Smart Strike who stands at Legacy Ranch in Clements. Grade I winner Dixie Chatter, an eight-yearold resident of Ballena Dixie Chatter Vista Farm in Ramona, scored his inaugural stakes-winning offspring on Aug. 5, when the Dixie Union stallion’s first-crop daughter Architecture defeated 10 rival two-year-old fillies in the US$48,130 British Columbia Cup Debutante Stakes at Hastings Racecourse in Canada. Architecture was produced by the multiple winner Harmony Creator, by Yankee Gentleman.

Track Talk A 12-race stakes schedule awaits horsemen at the 2013 Barretts Race Meet at Fairplex, which will conduct its 75th anniversary season in Pomona from Friday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 22. Highlights of the 13-day meet include three stakes races valued at $100,000 each: the gender-divided Barretts Juvenile Stakes and Barretts Debutante Stakes for two-year-olds and the Ralph M. Hinds Pomona Handicap for older horses. The Southern California racing calendar next shifts to

Santa Anita Park for its 2013 Autumn Meet, which opens on Friday, Sept. 27. Among the 27 graded stakes races scheduled during the Arcadia track’s 24-day season are 14 elite races which will form the 2013 Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2. Two new races for two-year-old runners who were either bred or sired in California will be contested at Santa Anita on Nov. 1: the $200,000 Golden State Juvenile and the $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies.

NCEA Meeting To Feature Speaker On Genetics

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At Golden Gate Fields in Albany on Saturday, Sept. 14, the next meeting of the Northern California Equine Association (NCEA) will have as its guest speaker, Dr. Steven Tammariello, an Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and the Director of the Institute for Equine Genomics at Binghamton University in New York. The meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. in the Bay View Lounge and there will be a $10 per head fee, so please RSVP to info@norcalequine.org.

On Aug. 16, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1388, the bill sponsored by the California Horse Council that changes the requirement for a negative Coggins test for horses coming into the state from six months to one year. Bob Fox, the longtime California horse racing legislative consultant who worked so hard promoting this bill, had previously been honored when he was one of six recipients of the 2013 Cowboy Keeper Award presented by the National Day of the Cowboy.

Another Hat-Trick For Tribal Rule For the second time in three weeks, but this time at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and not Betfair Hollywood Park, the Ballena Vista Farm stallion Tribal Rule sired three winners on a single program of racing. On Aug. 3, the three-year-old gelding Pulla Train won at 6 1/2 furlongs and then the two-year-old filly Sunday Rules was a winner going 5 1/2 furlongs, both in maiden special weight company on the all-weather Polytrack surface, before the sophomore colt Ethnic Dance triumphed in a 1 1/16-mile allowance optional claiming test on the turf.

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CURRENT CALIFORNIA SIRES OF STAKES WINNERS

Atticus

Sarach, a three-year-old filly whose broodmare sire is this Magali Farms stallion, won the $95,700 Sandy Blue Handicap over the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club turf course on Aug. 16.

Behrens

This 19-year-old Pleasant Colony sire, a three-time grade I winner and $4,563,500-earner who most recently stood at Victory Rose Thoroughbreds, has been pensioned from stallion duty after siring the collective earners of more than $4 million, and will now reside at the Old Friends at Cabin Creek racehorse retirement facility in New York.

Champ Pegasus

This grade I-winning son of Fusaichi Pegasus has been retired from racing at the age of seven with a career bankroll of $1,052,520 from 14 starts and will enter stud in 2014 at Legacy Ranch in Clements.

Silic (Fr)

This 1999 Breeders’ Cup Mile (grade I) winner and $1,422,299-earner by Sillery, a resident of Pacific Coast Thoroughbreds whose collective earners of more than $7 million include the dual group I winner and international champion Gladiatorus, died at the age of 18 on May 25.

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. Stormin Fever

Auction Action Three yearlings with California pedigree ties brought significant prices during coast-to-coast auctions in August. On Aug. 6, an Arch filly out of California-bred Rushen Heat, a stakes-placed winner by the Harris Farms stallion Unusual Heat, sold for $200,000 to Spendthrift Farm LLC at the 2013 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale in New York. At the 2013 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-Bred Yearlings Sale four days later, a Midnight Lute colt out of the winning Cal-bred mare Wild Meeting, by General

Meeting, secured a $175,000 bid from agent Nick de Meric. On Aug. 20, a filly by the Golden Eagle Farm stallion Stormin Fever commanded the top price for her gender, and the second-highest price overall, at the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association’s Summer Yearling & Mixed Sale when she was purchased by Todd and Shawn Hansen for $67,000. The Cal-bred filly, a halfsister to the 2011 Emerald Downs stakes winner Sweet Saga, was produced by the winning Cahill Road broodmare Cielo Dulce.

Making The Grade The following runner(s), either California-bred or California-sired, won or placed in graded stakes races in North America (U. S., Canada & Puerto Rico) from July 22 to August 18 inclusive: Points Offthebench g.4. Benchmark—Mo Chuisle 1st Grade I Bing Crosby Stakes $300,250 6 f. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club July 28 Breeder: Gary Rocks Tiz Flirtatious m.5. Tizbud—Masquerade Belle 1st Grade II John C. Mabee Stakes $250,000 1 1/8 m. (T) Del Mar Thoroughbred Club August 11 Breeder: Pamela C. Ziebarth Sweet Marini f.3. Marino Marini—Excessing 3rd Grade III Rancho Bernardo Handicap $150,000 6 ½ f. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club August 18 Breeder: BMWZ Stables www.ctba.com

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Salt Lake (1989)† In Excess (Ire) (1987)† Bertrando (1989)† High Brite (1984)† Unusual Heat (1990) Benchmark (1991) Cee’s Tizzy (1987)† 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) Ministers Wild Cat (2000) Siberian Summer (1989)† Western Fame (1992)† For Really (1987)† Comic Strip (1995) Rocky Bar (1998)

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Qualifying Claiming Levels The following claiming levels for California owers premiums and stallion awards are currently in effect: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club—$40,000 (closes September 4) Golden Gate Fields—$20,000 (closes September 15) Barretts Race Meet At Fairplex—$40,000 (September 6-22) Stockton: San Joaquin County Fair—$20,000 (September 20-29) Santa Anita Park—$40,000 (opens September 27)

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CTBA Members Honored By The TOC As Leading Owners Of 2012

Jerry Hollendorfer

Those Grand Cal-Bred Mares The offspring of two stakes-placed winners bred in California won black-type races this past month. Fragrant Cloud, a 14-year-old daughter of Smokester bred by Trudy McCaffery and John Toffan, produced her first stakes winner when her sixth foal Cloud Harbor won Arapahoe Park’s $100,000 Gold Rush Futurity at six furlongs on the dirt in Colorado on Aug. 18. This two-year-old Rockport Harbor colt is unbeaten in two starts with " " " earnings of" $64,560. " On July 28, the three-year-old gelding Devons " Ching became a three-time black-type winner Ca and improved his record to 7-4-1-1 and $128,158 with a victory going 5 1/2 furlongs on the dirt in the $50,000 Road Runner Handicap at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico. This son of Devon Lane is out of New Focus, a 1995 Half a Year mare bred by John and Betty Mabee.

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Jockey Club Projects Another Foal Crop Drop On Aug. 10, The Jockey Club announced that its Reports of Mares Bred " " " projected a " 2014 foal crop of 22,000, representing the lowest such number since 1967. Also revised were the 2012 and 2013 totals to 23,500 and 23,000, respectively, which represented a drop every year since 2005, when the 35,046 total then was the highest number of foals reported since 1992.

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the Golden State. The partnership of trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and Dr. George Todaro led all owners by the most wins in California during 2012, while Mike Pegram partnered with Karl Watson and Paul Weitman for the highest number of corresponding stakes victories.

2013-14 Kentucky Derby & Oaks Series Of Races Scheduled Churchill Downs has announced the 34 races in its 2013-14 ‘Road to the Kentucky Derby’ series that will provide a tiered points system to determine the qualifiers for next year’s Kentucky Derby on May 3, amongst which are seven California events. They are Santa Anita Park’s FrontRunner Stakes (Sept. 28), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Nov. 2), Sham Stakes (Jan. 4), Robert B. Lewis Stakes (Feb. 1), San Felipe Stakes (Mar. 8) and Santa Anita Derby (Apr. 5), as well as the El Camino Real Derby (Feb. 15) at Golden Gate Fields. The five local events among the 29 races that have similarly been designated for the 2013-14 ‘Road to the Kentucky Oaks’ series, will all be contested at Santa Anita and are the Chandelier Stakes (Sept. 28), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Nov. 2), Santa Ynez Stakes (Jan. 20), Las Virgenes Stakes (Mar. 1) and Santa Anita Oaks (Apr. 5).

CTBA Magazine Printing Error Due to a printing error, some copies of the August 2013 issue of the California Thoroughbred magazine that were mailed out to its subscribers and members of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) included the last four pages incorrectly bound upside down, for which the CTBA apologizes for any inconvenience that this oversight may have caused. Anyone who receives such a copy is eligible to receive a replacement one free of charge by contacting the CTBA’s Vivian Montoya at (626) 445-7800, extension 221.

California Closers On Saturday, Sept. 7 and Saturday, Sept. 21, the Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation will host guided walking tours of Ridgewood Ranch in Willits…The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) will hold its next monthly meeting at Fairplex on Thursday, Sept. 19…On Saturday, Sept. 21, California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) members Monty and Pat Roberts are hosting “A Night of Inspiration” at their Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang…John Harris, a two-time Past President of the CTBA, was elected to the board of stewards of The Jockey Club in August…Last month, Rancho San Miguel announced the appointment of Dr. Stacy Potter as its Resident Veterinarian…CANTER, Humanity for Horses, Glen Ellen Vocational Academy (GEVA), Red Bucket Equine Rescue, Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue (SCTR) and United Pegasus Foundation are the California-based equine rescue organizations that are among the 23 members of the Rescuing Racers Initiative of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) which will be awarded grants ranging from $2,500 to $25,000 in 2013.

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Lil Tyler, Still Going Strong At 30 Lil Tyler, a multiple stakes winner in 1985 and 1986, is still enjoying life as a 30-year-old pensioner at Cal and Jill Fischer’s Madera Thoroughbreds where he stood at stud until 2003, after being based at Old Bridge Farm in Buellton from 1988 to 1990. The son of Halo has sired the earners of almost $9 million, including Awesome Daze who won the $250,000 California Cup Classic Handicap in 1997. ©Ashley Kennedy

IN MEMORIAM Carole C. Chaiken

Kirk E. Breed

Carole Chaiken, a member with her Kirk Breed, a former lobbyist and the Executive husband Donald of the California Director of the California Horse Racing Board Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CHRB) since February of 2008, passed away after a (CTBA) since 1988, passed away at brave battle against cancer at the age of 73 in the age of 74 in Lafayette on July 1, Sacramento on Aug. 7. A native of Choctaw, following a 14-year battle with breast Oklahoma, his association with horses dated back to cancer. Born in Evanston, Illinois, the late 1950s, and as the General Manager of the she was an avid fan, breeder and California Exposition and State Fair (Cal Expo) owner of Thoroughbreds, including from 1979 to 1985, he directed the installation of one of the first satellite wagering facilities to open in the Chaiken Family Trust homebred Dixie Magic who won her first four career starts in 2006 and 2007. Northern California. Mark Couto Mark Couto, a member of the CTBA from 1981 to 2007, passed away after a brief illness at the age of 61 in Rancho Santa Fe on Aug. 16. The owner of Air Equine Shipping Services Inc. won 137 races as a trainer from 1980 to 1990, and is survived by his wife, the former Renee DuPont, brother Drew Couto and sister Gail Zembsch.

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10 Years Ago On Sept. 10, 2003, the seven-year-old mare Fancee Bargain became a dual stakes winner with a triumph in the $83,900 CERF Handicap at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Bred and owned in California by G & G Stables, the chestnut daughter of Candi’s Gold and the dual stakes-placed winner Bargain Annie, by Bargain Day, retired four starts later with a record of 41-7-13-5 and $387,210 in earnings before becoming the dam of 2010 graded stakes winner No Hesitation. September 23, 1988

25 Years Ago Fancee Bargain $83,900 CERF Handicap September 11, 1963

The $53,150 CTBA Marian Stakes for California-bred three-year-old fillies at Fairplex Park on Sept. 23, 1988, proved to be the lone career stakes victory for Martin Wygod’s homebred Halloween Baby. By Naskra out of the winning Graustark mare Tabled Passion, the bay produced stakes winners Halloween Treat and Pumpkin House after retiring at the age of five with a bankroll of $140,975 from a 25-5-2-3 record.

50 Years Ago

Perris $93,950 Del Mar Futurity

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Halloween Baby $53,150 CTBA Marian Stakes

Perris, a California-bred son of Social Climber and Admiral Drake’s winner Shasta Wake, scored the first of his two lifetime stakes wins in the $93,950 Del Mar Futurity for two-yearolds at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Sept. 11, 1963. Owned by his breeders Mr. and Mrs. Mel Burns, he was also a black-type winner as a five-year-old before retiring three seasons later, having earned $174,600 from 10 wins, 11 seconds and 14 thirds in 86 starts.

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

CTBA Stallion Directory Deadline Reminder

Legislators Visit Del Mar On Aug. 16, a trio of Legislators from Sacramento visited the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for an exciting day of racing.

Stallion and farm owners are reminded that the deadline to submit completed contracts for the California Thoroughbred 2014 Stallion Directory is Monday, Sept. 16. For more information, including a contract, please contact the magazine’s Advertising Manager, Loretta Veiga, at either Loretta@ctba.com or (626) 445-7800, extension 227. Golden State Series List Now Online

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Senator Marty Block (right) with trainer Doug O’Neill (left) and jockey Mario Gutierrez.

The list of the 913 Californiabred or California-sired foals of 2011 who have been nominated to the $5,175,000 Golden State Series of stakes races, comprising of 472 colts and geldings and 441 fillies, is now available on the CTBA’s website, www.ctba.com.

REGISTRATION & NOMINATION DEADLINES

Majority Floor Leader Toni Atkins (right) with Mona Pasquil, Governor Jerry Brown’s Appointments Secretary and the former Acting Lieutenant of California.

Sunday, September 1, 2013–The 2013 Report of Mares Bred due from stallion owners. Monday, September 30, 2013–California-bred/California-sired registration of foals of 2012 at $100 fee for CTBA members or $125 for non-members (From Tuesday, Oct. 1 to Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, $125 fee for CTBA members or $150 fee for non-members). Tuesday, October 1–The 2013 Foal Report due from mare owners.

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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

A Visit From Western University Scholarship Awardees The California Thoroughbred Foundation (CTF) was pleased to have visit two recent scholarship recipients. Dr. Rebecka Celinder and Carli Grimbleby stopped by the offices of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) in Arcadia and gave the CTF board an update on their progress, as well as their current study and employment plans. Dr. Celinder, a 2012 graduate from the Western University Veterinary program, is currently working with both large and small animal veterinary clinics in Southern California. Ms. Grimbleby is in her last year at WU and is scheduled to work at a variety of large animal clinics throughout California. Both were accompanied to the CTF by Dr. Babak Faramarzi, a professor at WU, who described to the board the state of progress and growth being experienced by Western University. The Pomona campus is growing rapidly with many new students and programs being initiated each year. The CTF is glad to provide scholarships to these worthwhile students and looks forward to continuing to do so in the years to come.

Dr. Rebecka Celinder (left) and Carli Grimbleby

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

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

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

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by EMILY SHIELDS When he broke his maiden in his second career start during 2011, Points Offthebench was referred to as “Bench Points’ Little Brother.” By that time, Bench Points was a three-time stakes winner, including a grade III score in that year’s $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes, and the chestnut seemed headed for bigger and better things. Fast forward two years, and Bench Points has only hit the board once more in 12 starts, while Points Offthebench has taken on responsibility for the family name by winning the grade I Bing Crosby Stakes. Gary Rocks bred both geldings, sons of Ballena Vista Farm’s Benchmark out of the unraced Free House mare Mo Chuisle. The pedigree was always there: Mo Chuisle is out of the graded stakes-winning Deputy Minister mare Visible Gold, who is also the dam of grade II-placed Visible Slew. Bench Points was Mo Chuisle’s first foal, and Points Offthebench is just her second. Mo Chuisle has since been sold, and has a two-year-old colt by Buzzards Bay named Captain Buzz and a weanling colt, also by Benchmark. While Bench Points showed early brilliance by taking his first four starts, including the Graduation Stakes and I’m Smokin Stakes, both $100,000 events, Points Offthebench has been gently developed by trainer Tim Yakteen, who conditions the dark bay for owners Donnie Crevier and Charles “Chip” Martin. After breaking his maiden at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Aug. 25, 2011, Points Offthebench was sidelined until Feb. 17, 2012, when he won an allowance optional claiming race against other sophomores. A non-displaced condylar fracture returned him to the sidelines for a year, but Points Offthebench returned to his winning ways with another allowance optional claimer victory at Santa Anita Park on April 6. Another such victory at Betfair Hollywood Park on May 27, set him up for the $300,250 Bing Crosby at Del Mar on July 28, against a salty group of experienced runners. Nine-time stakes winner Comma to the Top figured to be tough, as did

both fellow grade I winner Jimmy Creed, widely considered the best sprinter in California, and 2013 Santa Anita Derby (grade I) winner Goldencents, who was cutting back in distance after running in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. Points Offthebench and jockey Mike Smith were sent away as the 3-1 fourth wagering choice in the six-furlong contest. The four-year-old broke well, and settled down to watch Comma to the Top fly from the gate to take the early lead. Points Offthebench continued wide throughout while the 33-1 longshot Coach Bob took over on the front end to churn out brisk fractions of :22.44 and :44.98. The five-furlong split was a boggling :56.91. Smith swung Points Offthebench very wide on the turn, but the game colt stormed up to take the lead and still had enough to hold off Goldencents by a head in a thrilling stretch run. Galloping out, Points Offthebench refused to let Goldencents by until midway through the clubhouse turn. He now has five wins, a second and a third in seven starts, with earnings of $364,940. The win was especially gratifying for Yakteen, a former assistant to trainers Charlie Whittingham and Bob Baffert, who was scoring his first grade I victory on the day before his 49th birthday. It was also the second year in a row that a California-bred had won Del Mar’s signature sprint race; Eclipse champion Amazombie won the race in 2012. Cal-breds have a rich history in the Bing Crosby; Points Offthebench makes it a total of 25 Cal-breds to win, including Cherry River and Kissin’ George who each won it twice. In the inaugural edition during 1946, Cal-bred War Allies dead-heated for the victory with Indian Watch. It is unlikely that Points Offthebench will be ready for the grade II, $250,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes on Aug. 25, so he will likely be pointed to the grade I Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes on Oct. 5, as a stepping stone to the Nov. 2 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (grade I).

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by EMILY SHIELDS Not since The Usual Q. T. won the 2010 Eddie Read Stakes has a California-bred elicited such excitement at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. When he won that grade I event, the four-year-old gelding stunned onlookers with a devastating turn of foot, finishing the final eighth of a mile in :11.14 despite being under wraps. That brilliant performance has been the standard of Cal-bred grass success at Del Mar until now. Enter Tiz Flirtatious, who rocked the grandstand when winning the grade II, $250,000 John C. Mabee Stakes on Aug. 11. The five-year-old mare was piloted to a 2 1/4length victory by Julien Leparoux, who sat almost like a statue in the saddle while Tiz Flirtatious rallied three-wide and exploded to the impressive score over dual grade I winner Lady of Shamrock. The only movement Leparoux made was to check over his shoulder to note that they were indeed annihilating the competition. What makes the win all the more impressive was that the early fractions were desperately slow. The 21-1 longshot Journaliste (Arg) got away with a :26.66 opening quarter and a six-furlong split of 1:17.94 before both Tiz Flirtatious and Lady of Shamrock began their rallies. Despite the crawling early times, Tiz Flirtatious ran her final three furlongs in about :33.20 seconds, and her last eighth of a mile in :10.57. Tiz Flirtatious completed the grassy 1 1/8mile contest in 1:51.71, besting Lady of Shamrock and My Gi Gi in a five-horse field. Pamela Ziebarth’s homebred daughter of the Harris Farm sire Tizbud will have one more prep race, likely in the grade I Rodeo Drive Stakes, before tackling the world’s best in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf. Both races will be run at Santa Anita Park this fall.

Wins in either event would be crowning achievements of Tiz Flirtatious’ career, which has already far exceeded expectations. Trainer Marty Jones kept the mare under wraps until October of her three-year-old season, but Tiz Flirtatious responded resoundingly, rallying from last to first in her debut at 9-1 odds. She won her next two starts, including the $85,800 Cat’s Cradle Handicap, but then finished third in her first graded try, the $150,000 La Canada Stakes (grade II). Tiz Flirtatious was put on the sidelines until October of 2012, when she won the $100,000 John Deere California Cup Distaff Stakes in her return. In her first try in grade I company, Tiz Flirtatious finished second by a length to 35-1 surprise Better Lucky in the $250,000 Matriarch Stakes, proving she fit with the best. In 2013, Tiz Flirtatious is nearly undefeated, taking the $100,000 Valentine Dancer Stakes and grade II, $150,250 Santa Ana Stakes earlier in the season. Her lone loss this year was by a head to dual grade I winner Marketing Mix in the grade I, $250,500 Gamely Stakes. Tiz Flirtatious has never been off the board with seven wins, three seconds and a third in 11 starts. Her earnings stand at $624,800. Tiz Flirtatious is out of the unraced Victory Gallop mare Masquerade Belle, an 11-year-old daughter of the multiple stakes-winning General Meeting mare Time to Meet, a Cal-bred. Time to Meet is best known for winning the $134,600 California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association Stakes in 1998, prior to finishing third in the California Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes. Tiz Flirtatious is the second foal to race—and second winner—out of Masquerade Belle; she is also the dam of the Cee’s Tizzy mare Hello Sugar, who went two for three in her career.

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by EMILY SHIELDS Twenty-three different mares received support during the contentious voting for the 2012/2013 California Broodmare of the Year award, and all were deserving of the honor in their own way. Amongst those to finish towards the top of the rankings were Miss Alphie, dam of stakes winners Alphie’s Bet and Unusual Heatwave, and Wilshe Amaze, dam of the 2011 Eclipse Champion Sprinter, Amazombie, but it was Miami Margie who took home the trophy. With eight winners from 10 foals to race, including three stakes victors, Miami Margie was a deserved choice, but the New York-bred daughter of Shadeed is no longer even in California. The 18-year-old was purchased by Canadian Vern Hrycuik and relocated to Alberta early in 2011, just before her best runner to date, Ain’t No Other, really got going. On the racetrack, Miami Margie was somewhat mediocre. She made 15 starts in New York, all but one of them at Finger Lakes, winning three and finishing on the board six times in total. Her pedigree suggested she would be more useful in the shed; she was the first foal from her dam, the 1988 Persian Bold (Ire) mare Puzla (Ire), who was stakes-placed at two and three. Later, Puzla would produce three black-type winners, starting with the American stakes winner Persian Silver, and followed by Indian stakes winners Giacosa (Ind) and Misschevious Trot (Ind). The ability to produce stakes horses would go on to run in the family, but Tom and Debi Stull of Tommy Town Thoroughbreds were only hoping for that when they purchased Miami Margie for $45,000 at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale in 2000. She was part of the farm’s initial influx of broodmares; the Stulls had purchased the freshman sire Valid Wager and 33 broodmares in Florida less than a month before they

spent $1,524,000 on 28 more mares in Kentucky. Tommy Town Thoroughbreds went on to become the leading breeders in California during 2009 and 2012. Miami Margie was in foal to Tale of the Cat when she was purchased by Tommy Town; the resulting foal became the multiple stakes-winning gelding Go Kitty Go. He started his career at Canada’s Woodbine Racecourse in 2003, but didn’t win until he was transferred to Sunland Park in New Mexico. Go Kitty Go ended up breaking his maiden in the $105,450 Borderland Derby, stunning at 24-1 odds over the favorite Rocky Gulch in February of 2004. He continued to pick up stakes checks on that state’s circuit, winning the $33,400 Inaugural Handicap and $51,600 Ruidoso Thoroughbred Championship Handicap in 2006. Go Kitty Go eventually placed in six other stakes races during his career and earned $318,896 with seven wins, 10 seconds and nine thirds in 57 starts. Miami Margie’s next three foals were all multiple winners, starting with Royal Tiny Wager, born in 2002. The daughter of Valid Wager won twice in Texas, earning $16,889. The gutsy and consistent Strikinout N Miami, a 2003 gelding by Smart Strike, has made a whopping 87 starts, breaking his maiden at Hollywood Park and winning nine more times since to earn $153,153 while finishing on the board 59 times. Miami Bay, a 2004 gelding by Lord Carson, started 55 times with eight wins, 10 seconds and four thirds, earning $78,323. Topper Shopper, foaled in 2005, was Miami Margie’s next stakes winner. The flashy chestnut son of Tommy Town’s Old Topper broke his maiden at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club by 3 1/2 lengths over future world

The Results Of The Ballot For The 2012/2013 California Broodmare Of The Year As Voted By The CTBA Membership 1st—Miami Margie 2nd—Miss Alphie 3rd—Wilshe Amaze 4th—Til A Mistress 5th—Spanish Halo Miami Margie with her 2013 filly by Kiridashi at Vern and Debbie Hrychik’s Farm in Alberta, Canada, during August of this year.

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record holder and grade I winner Bob Black Jack. In his subsequent start, Topper Shopper defeated a field of nine rivals, including future grade I winner Golden Doc A, in Del Mar’s $113,400 I’m Smokin Stakes. As a three-year-old in 2008, Topper Shopper won the $63,050 Foothill Stakes at Fairplex Park, crushing the field by 4 1/2 lengths. His career ended with seven wins, five seconds and two thirds in 19 starts for earnings of $345,476. After producing three-time winner Ministerfrommiami, a 2007 son of Tommy Town’s Ministers Wild Cat, Miami Margie foaled a full brother to Topper Shopper named Ain’t No Other in 2008. Tommy Town retains ownership in the now five-year-old gelding, who is both a multiple stakes winner and multiple graded stakes-placed. He won five starts in a row as a two- and three-year-old, including the $85,900 Harry Henson Stakes at Hollywood Park, to cap off that streak. At three, Ain’t No Other finished third in a pair of grade III events, the Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes and Morvich Stakes, in-between which he won the $63,250 Livermore Valley Wines Stakes. Ain’t No Other proved to be as efficient in Southern California as Northern California, and has rarely finished off the board no matter the surface. This year, he has won the $100,750 Sensational Star Stakes down the hillside turf course at Santa Anita Park and the $66,350 Jess Jackson Owners’ Handicap on Santa Rosa’s grass course. He has

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Miami Bay, b. g., by Lord Carson. In US, 8 wins, 2 to 6, $78,323 (US SSI = 0.60): 54. Ntr Albuquerque 4 1/2f 00:50.08 2010. TOPPER SHOPPER, ch. g., by Old Topper. In US, 7 wins, 2 to 4, $345,476 (US SSI = 5.64): 19. 1st I'm Smokin S.-R ($68,040, DMR) $113,400, 1st Foothill S. ($35,750, FPX) $63,050, 2nd Sophomore Sprint S. ($14,300, BM) $59,530, 3rd Barretts Juvenile S.-R ($17,790, FPX) $148,250. Ministerfrommiami, dk. b. or br. g., by Ministers Wild Cat. In US, 3 wins at 4 and 5, placed at 6, 2013, $63,078 (US SSI = 0.49): 42. AIN'T NO OTHER, b. g., by Old Topper. In US, 9 wins, 2 to 5, 2013, $495,985 (US SSI = 5.68): 26. 1st Sensational Star S.-R ($60,000, SA) $100,750, 1st Harry Henson S. [L] ($56,100, HOL) $85,900, 1st Jess Jackson Owners' H. ($42,400, SR) $66,350, 1st Livermore Valley Wines S. ($40,950, PLN) $63,250, 2nd Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint S.-R ($20,000, SA) $100,000, 2nd Joe Hernandez H. ($19,000, SA) $79,880, 2nd Sam J. Whiting Memorial H. [L] ($15,000, PLN) $75,000, 2nd Jess Jackson Owners' H. ($13,050, SR) $66,850, 2nd Governor's Cup H. ($9,250, FPX) $50,000, 3rd Pirate's Bounty S. [N] ($13,933, DMR) $104,375, 3rd Morvich S. [G3] ($100,000, SA), 3rd Lazaro Barrera Memorial S. [G3] ($100,000, HOL), 3rd Daytona S. [G3] ($100,000, SA), 3rd Cool Frenchy S. ($11,262, BHP) $80,740, 3rd Jess Jackson Owners' H. ($7,900, SR) $68,640, 3rd Oakland S. ($7,800, GG) $53,000. Paperrockscissors, b. g., by Old Topper. In US, Unplaced at 3 (US SSI = 0.48*): 2. Light of My Life, b. c., by Old Topper. In US, Winner at 3, 2013, $43,133 (US SSI = 0.57): 9.

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Named Foals Runners Winners SWs (graded) Stakes-Placed 10 9 8 3(0) 1 California Foals (Named): 2001 GO KITTY GO, dk. b. or br. g., by Tale of the Cat. In NA, 2 wins at 3, $142,265 (NA SSI = 3.02): 16. In US, 5 wins, 4 to 8, $176,631 (US SSI = 1.93): 41. 1st Borderland Derby [L] ($63,270, SUN) $105,450, 1st Ruidoso Thoroughbred Championship H. ($30,960, RUI) $51,600, 1st Inaugural H. [N] ($20,040, SRP) $33,400, 2nd Kachina Mile H. ($14,476, ZIA) $65,800, 2nd Thoroughbred Overnight S. [N] ($3,150, RUI) $15,000, 3rd Premiere Breeders' Cup S. [L] ($16,080, ZIA) $160,800, 3rd Zia Park Express S. ($6,880, ZIA) $68,800, 3rd Premier S. ($5,670, ZIA) $56,700, 3rd Curribot H. ($5,000, SUN) $50,000. (Total: $318,896) 2002 Royal Tiny Wager, dk. b. or br. f., by Valid Wager. In NA, Winner at 2, $4,200 (NA SSI = 0.41): 3. In US, Winner at 4, $12,689 (US SSI = 0.22): 21. (Total: $16,889) 2003 Strikinout N Miami, b. g., by Smart Strike. In US, 10 wins, 2 to 10, 2013, $153,153 (US SSI = 0.80): 84.

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earned $495,985 with nine wins, six seconds and eight thirds in 28 starts. In February of 2011, a year after Miami Margie had foaled her last winner to date, an Old Topper colt named Light of My Life, she was sold privately to Hrycuik. “I had bought two mares for my partner and myself, but I thought, ‘What if I lose one?’” Hrycuik recalled. “I called Mike Allen at Tommy Town and he sent me a list of four mares they had for sale. Miami Margie was one of them. I did some research and thought she was a pretty nice mare for the money.” Hrycuik is the breeder of record on Miami Margi’s 2011 son of Old Topper, Old Top Hat. He was sold for $70,040 at last year’s Alberta Thoroughbred Sale in October, the highest price paid at that auction in more than 10 years. Although he has not won, Old Top Hat is stakes-placed at Northlands Park and has never been off the board. Miami Margie has a weanling filly by graded stakes winner Kiridashi, whom Hrycuik says is going to be a “big, really tall horse. She’s beautiful and as correct as can be.” Miami Margie, who is in foal to graded stakes winner Stephanotis, is still “a little bull,” according to Hrycuik. “The person who looked after her when she was in Vancouver had to let her out of the barn first, and put her in last,” he said. “She needs a little extra attention.” With her produce record, Miami Margie has certainly earned it.

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Valkyr was a daughter of Man o’ War and mother of multi- been a lot of nice horses that have won it,” Mike Allen, the ple stakes winner Vicar, a stallion at Amory Hare Hutchinson’s Farm Manager of Tommy Town, said. “It’s a pretty big Westerly Stud in Santa Ynez. Hutchinson was so enamored honor.” Allen said Doinghardtimeagain is a result of the Stulls’ with Vicar that she created the Valkyr Trophy to honor his dam desire to breed their best mares to dual stakes winner and and future broodmares of the Golden State. Now, 63 years after it was first awarded, the Valkyr Trophy graded stakes-placed Ministers Wild Cat, who’s been at goes to a filly born and raised on the same ground which Tommy Town since he entered stud in 2006. A 13-year-old Valkyr’s best son roamed. California Thoroughbred Breeders son of Eclipse Award champions Deputy Minister and HolAssociation (CTBA) members voted Doinghardtimeagain lywood Wildcat, he stood the 2013 season for a $3,500 fee. the 2012/2013 Valkyr Trophy as the most consistent and He was California’s leading freshman and second- and classy two- or three-year-old California-bred filly of the past third-crop sire from 2009 to 2011. Through Aug. 13, he was this year’s third leading Califor12 months. The Results Of The Ballot For nia sire by money won and secHer racetrack exploits have The 2012/2013 Valkyr Trophy ond leading sire by races won. made her the most successful As a grade II winner, Doinghorse owners Tom and Debi Stull As Voted By hardtimeagain has achieved the have bred at their Tommy Town The CTBA Membership highest grade among Ministers Thoroughbreds, located on land 1st—Doinghardtimeagain Wild Cat’s 14 stakes-winning formerly part of Westerly Stud. 2nd—Willa B Awesome progeny. His three-year-old son, Like other breeders who’ve 3rd—Unusual Hottie Tiz A Minister, is a grade III recently won the trophy, they 4th—Bella Viaggia, Best Present Ever & winner this year. were unfamiliar with its history. Tilde (tied) Doinghardtimeagain is the “We looked it up, and there have

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third foal out of the Conquistador Cielo mare Silver Hawk Lady, who broke her maiden in her 18th career start and won just once more from 36 total races. She produced four foals from 2008 to 2011 before dying of colic. Her first two progeny, Richard’sdoingtime and Top Hawker, are winners. Her final foal is named Twentyfive to Life, keeping with the prison theme Allen said was inspired by one of the Stulls’ former business partners. The filly, by the Tommy Town stallion Kafwain, recently entered training at the farm, and “looks like a pretty nice horse.” Doinghardtimeagain was always an “A” student since she was foaled without incident on Jan. 28, 2010. “When we got her into training, she seemed like one of the ones that liked it,” Allen said. “She was really good-minded and professional about being broke and being trained.” Doinghardtimeagain made her racing debut for National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer late in the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s 2012 meet, in a maiden special weight on Aug. 26. Sent off at 16-1 odds, she stalked the pace and finished second by half a length on the all-weather Polytrack surface. Despite defeat, Doinghardtimeagain’s connections had enough confidence to enter her in the $250,000 Keith E. Card California Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 13. Though she finished second again, she proved she belonged in stakes company by pushing the eventual California Champion Two-Year-Old Female, Tilde, to the limit. Doinghardtimeagain got her first taste of the winner’s circle when she was dropped down in class for a 6 1/2-furlong maiden special weight at Betfair Hollywood Park on Nov. 9. The dark bay or brown filly kept the ball rolling one month later with a score in the $196,000 Soviet Problem Stakes, named after the 1992/1993 Valkyr Trophy winner. Doinghardtimeagain completed 2012 with two wins, two seconds and $198,500 for the Stulls, Hollendorfer and jockey Martin Garcia. She got off to a slow start this year, finishing fourth in the $300,750 California Breeders Champion Stakes on Jan. 26, and second in the $81,850 Sweet

Life Stakes on Feb. 16. The races were held at Santa Anita at one mile on the dirt and about 6 1/2 furlongs on the downhill turf, respectively. Joe Talamo was the rider in both losses. In Doinghardtimeagain’s next outing, Talamo chose favored Sweet Marini in the $200,750 Evening Jewel Stakes on March 30. Rafael Bejarano took advantage of the vacancy and hand rode Doinghardtimeagain to a 3 1/2length victory in the 6 1/2 furlong dirt race named in honor of the 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 Valkyr champion. Bejarano proved a potent match, as he subsequently guided her to the winner’s circle in two 1 1/16-mile contests over Betfair Hollywood Park’s all-weather Cushion Track surface. In the $245,000 Melair Stakes on April 27, Doinghardtimeagain stalked and pounced to score by 1 1/4 lengths. She was the odds-on favorite in that race against fellow statebreds, and again in the grade II, $150,000 Hollywood Oaks on June 22. Showing more speed in the field of five horses, Doinghardtimeagain led gate-to-wire and won by 2 1/2 lengths. She remained undefeated in four starts at the Inglewood oval, where Hollendorfer houses his Southern California string. Doinghardtimeagain returned to the site of her debut for the $200,000 Fleet Treat Stakes on July 27. She weakened to finish fourth of five, a loss Bejarano chalked up to her dislike for the all-weather Polytrack surface. A switch to turf didn’t help, as Doinghardtimeagain finished ninth of 10 fillies in the grade I, $301,250 Del Mar Oaks on Aug. 17. Valkyr Trophy voting was based on horses’ performances from June 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013. In that time, Doinghardtimeagain compiled a record of 8-4-3-0 and earned $483,770. Her lifetime totals are 11-5-3-0 and $586,740. Regardless of how she performs from here on out, Doinghardtimeagain is held in the highest esteem by those at Tommy Town. “She turned out to be a better horse than we ever thought she’d be,” Allen said. “She’s won this award, and she’s made half a million dollars. She’s the best horse we’ve raised here.” Amory Hare Hutchinson would be proud.

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Nestled in rolling hills adjacent to the horse-related community of Santa Theresita, you will find one of the oldest and most beautiful homages to the Thoroughbred in this state, California Thoroughbred Ranch. Now in its fourth decade of operation, the ranch was built from the ground up by Jack and Susie Farmer who still own the beautiful facility and live right on the premises. Once an abandoned alfalfa field, the ranch is a striking portrayal of early California architecture, right down to the adobe and mission-style construction of the barns and office complex. The main barn contains stalls for 40 horses in training and the foaling barn comes equipped with closed circuit television monitors that are linked up to the farm manager’s office and residence 24 hours a day. Newborns are kept in stalls with their dams for the first 36 hours of life and monitored closely. After that, they are moved outdoors to grassy paddocks and pastures. The region’s temperate climate allows for horses to live outdoors year-round, and the ranch’s pastures range from two acres to almost 50 and follow the contours of the foothills. To date, more than 200 stakes winners have been foaled and raised on the ranch’s green fields. Others, like last year’s Eclipse champion juvenile colt Valid Point, were brought to the ranch as yearlings for breaking and schooling. California Thoroughbred Ranch also has an excellent reputation as a training center. It

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offers five round pens, an indoor riding arena and a scenic uphill gallop that winds its way through the facility. There are also two treadmills and a swimming pool, where lay-ups can regain their conditioning without risk of further injury. The ranch is home to two of California’s finest stallions. Super Dad is the sire of 22 graded stakes winners and countless other stakes performers. His champion daughter Daddy’s Little Gal captured last year’s Cal Cup Juvenile Fillies and this year’s grade I Santa Anita Oaks. Moneymaker was foaled at the ranch and now stands at stud here. This graded stakes winner of nearly $400,000 has thrust himself into the national spotlight when his son Hayburner captured this year’s Travers Stakes at Saratoga. Winner of the Wood Memorial and second in both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, Hayburner now has earnings over $1 million. The Cal-bred is now pointing for the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Farm manager Bob Trainer has more than 30 years of experience in this business and gives your horses the personal care and attention they deserve. Assistant manager and yearling trainer Steve Winner also has many years of veterinary experience, although the farm’s main vet lives just down the road and is on call 24 hours a day, especially during the busy foaling season. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to come and tour the facilities. Also visit their impressive website at www.Califthoroughbredranch.com.


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Sky High Regional Sales by LISA GROOTHEDDE The 2013 Northern California Sale was met with highs and lows when it was conducted at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton on Aug. 13. Hosted by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA), the auction recorded its highest-priced sale-topper since its 2006 edition and its lowest buy-back rate since the regional auction was reintroduced in 2004. The results in between those fiscal yardsticks, however, were mixed. The one-day sale, which expanded its scope this year by sprinkling a small amount of horses of racing age among its regular yearling offerings, generated gross receipts of $438,700 for its yearling portion when 73 of the 108 horses cataloged in this category were reported as sold from the 89 who ultimately went under the gavel. The sum represented a 16.9 percent decline in gross from the 2012 Northern California Yearling Sale, in which 69 horses sold for a cumulative $528,200. The average price for yearlings dropped by 21.5 percent at this year’s renewal, from $7,655 to $6,010, while the median held steady at $4,000. Only 16 yearlings failed to reach their respective reserve prices, yielding a stellar 18 percent buy-back rate—an improvement over the 2012 buy-back rate of 27.4 percent and the lowest such figure in all 10 annual editions of the sale. Headlining this year’s event with his $60,000 purchase price was a Kentucky-bred colt by Sky Mesa who was listed in the three-horse consignment of his breeder, Hollis and Elena Crim’s H & E Ranch. The youngster is the first foal out of Serious Vow, a stakes-placed winner by Broken Vow, and was acquired by Del Playa Bloodstock. The 2013 sale-topping colt is the most expensive horse sold at the Northern California Sale since 2006, when a yearling colt by Benchmark topped the proceedings at $72,000. Two graded stakes-winning members of the Harris Farms stallion roster in Coalinga accounted for the next two most desirable offerings of the 2013 sale.

This year’s top-priced filly also reigned as the best-selling California-bred. Securing a $22,000 bid from Chris Carpenter was the 2012 daughter of Lucky J. H. and the 10-time winner No Peso No Dance, by Emerald Jig. The filly was bred by the late Mark Couto’s Sky Chase Farm, and hailed from the Harris Farms consignment. Another Cal-bred filly, sired by Desert Code and produced by the multiple stakes-placed, six-time winner Deb’s Royal Flush, by Demons Begone, elicited the sale’s third-highest price, at $17,500. Bred by Victoria Polzin and Harris Farms and named Deb’s Wildcard, the filly was selected from Dr. Polzin’s Stony Creek Farm consignment by trainer Lloyd Mason, agent for Robomar Racing Stable. With its sole purchase of the sale-topper, Del Playa Bloodstock led all buyers at the 2013 Northern California Sale. For the third consecutive year, the Woodbridge Farm consignment of the CTBA President, Sue Greene, ranked highest among all participating sellers, with 20 yearlings sold for a collective $80,500, led by a $13,000 colt from the first crop of the California stallion Many Rivers, who is based at Victory Rose Thoroughbreds. The Tommy Town Thoroughbreds resident Kafwain retained his 2012 crown as the sale’s leading sire by average, two or more yearlings sold. The Cherokee Run stallion was represented this year by a $14,500 filly and a $7,500 colt, who together yielded an $11,000 average. Among the group of stallions sending out first-crop yearlings, Grace Upon Grace of Lovacres Ranch headed the list with two fillies who sold for an average of $8,000. Nine horses ranging in age from two years old to four years old also were cataloged to this year’s auction; statistics from this group were not included in the sale’s overall results. Six of the seven who ultimately went through the ring grossed $13,200. For complete results of the 2013 Northern California Sale, visit www.ctba.com.

The sale-topper was a Kentucky-bred son of Sky Mesa purchased for $60,000 by Del Playa Bloodstock.

By Lucky J. H., the sale’s top-priced filly and best-selling California-bred fetched $22,000.

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Ron & Lillian Lang: In It For The Long Run

by EMILY SHIELDS It would be hard to find another couple so charismatic, pleasant and deserving of success as Ron and Lillian Lang. That success has been slow in arriving; on July 4, they got their very first stakes win after years in the business when homebred Ourwestcoastghost won the $75,400 Casual Lies Handicap at Pleasanton. That victory affirmed a tough decision they made to stick out the hard times, even when quitting seemed like a likely option. When Ron was 15 years old, he already had the racing bug. He was galloping horses as a teenager before he jokes that he “got too fat to ride,” and went on to work for a manufacturing company in San Diego for 43 years. On a fishing trip, Ron was reminiscing with a friend about how they used to go to the races together, and the idea to buy a racehorse was born. That first horse had to be nursed back from a bowed tendon and finally won once, but was fatally injured on his way to the winner’s circle. “How did we stay in the sport?” 65-year-old Ron asks, good-naturedly. “See, the average person can’t buy into a baseball or a football team, but any little guy can have the thrill of being in this game if they want to.” Ron married Lillian in the

1980s, and for a while they campaigned the gutsy mare Spur Lark, who made 80 career starts. Ron was very interested in the breeding end of the business, so the couple sold their Del Mar residence and bought a three-acre property in Valley Center. “We didn’t have much success in the beginning,” Lillian recalled. “People would give us free breedings, and the horses would break down. We’re a small farm and no one knows who we are, so we would go to some of the big guys and they would treat us like a stepchild. It was a mess until we found Wayne.” That Wayne is D. Wayne Baker, a Northern Californiabased trainer who not only trains the Lang’s horses, but is their partner on many of them as well. The Langs refer to him as “one of the best horsemen ever” and credit him with saving the life of one of their horses at Golden Gate Fields. “He slept in the stall with the horse,” Ron recalled. “No one gave the horse much chance to live, but he’s out being rehabbed right now.” Slowly, the Langs began to surround themselves with tremendous horse people. California Thoroughbred Breeders Association

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are for young horses,” Lillian starts, before Ron finishes, “But we’re not in it for the quick buck. We’re in it for the long haul, and we get as much thrill winning the $6,500 claimer as we did winning that stake.” Just two years after almost quitting, the stable is really coming together. Ourwestcoastghost has an older brother in training named Dos Eqkeys who is stakes-placed for the couple. The horse that nearly died at Golden Gate was their rapid sprinter, Matthew L, a three-time winner whom Cabello is rehabbing for a return to the track. Matthew L’s older sister, McNally Road, was a winner for the couple, and they are going to take a chance on another full sister named Our April Love. “If she makes it, Lillian gets all the credit,” Ron said. “She really wanted to give her a chance, even though the so-called ‘experts’ don’t think she can make it on the track.” In fact, Lillian is in charge of the day-to-day farm operation now. She manages the horses’ feeding and imprinting, and deals with employees, while Ron is best at picking mates for their two remaining mares. Both had foals by McCann’s Mojave this year, and are back in foal to the popular Cal-bred millionaire. Although they agree that the Casual Lies win is “going to keep us going for a while,” they aren’t getting too far ahead of themselves. The couple, who have been CTBA members since 1992, are still appreciative of the little things, such as the Cal-bred breeding incentive program and getting to meet incredible people both at the track and on the horse farms. They wouldn’t mind a few more stakes wins from Ourwestcoastghost, however, who may venture down to the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for the Pirate’s Bounty Stakes on Sept. 4. A good performance there would surely be a sign!

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(CTBA) board member and Past President Leigh Ann Howard taught them how to imprint and raise their foals. Renowned horseman Carlos Cabello breaks the Langs’ young horses and also works on their rehab cases at Los Laureles Equine in Paso Robles. Despite the boost in both horse help and confidence, the Langs still struggled. “I thought about getting out of the business in 2011,” Ron admitted. “I asked God for a sign,” Lillian recalls. “I asked if we should keep breeding, or get out. All of the sudden, the horses just kept running well. I said okay, I guess that’s our sign!” If they had gotten out of the business, they would have missed the thrilling victory by their homebred Ourwestcoastghost in the Casual Lies Handicap on Independence Day. The victory was a long time coming for the four-year-old California-bred son of Muqtarib, who is out of the In Excess (Ire) mare Xpress Xcess. “He was pleasant as a young horse at home,” Lillian recalled, “but once he started running, he changed.” The dark bay gelding is tough to handle, but all racehorse. He won first out at Golden Gate in December of 2011, then was second twice and third once in allowance company before he received an extended vacation. “Wayne wanted to give him some time off, and four months led to eight, then 12,” Ron remembered. There was nothing specifically wrong with Ourwestcoastghost, but he did not return to the races until May of this year. He has won three of four starts since his comeback, including in the Casual Lies victory. He now has four wins, two seconds and a third in eight starts, with earnings of $132,560. The Langs don’t race juveniles, which makes them unique amongst many owners. “We know all the big races

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Claire Crawford: Back To Her Beginnings

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In August of 1946, the two-year-old filly Finger Bell was a winner at the Del Mr Thoroughbred Club for Robert Honeyman. Fast forward 67 years, and Honeyman’s greatgranddaughter, Claire Crawford, is now an intern “where the turf meets the surf.” The 27-year-old Crawford took a circuitous route to get back to Del Mar. The Pasadena native received her undergraduate degree in mathematical economics and statistics from the University of Miami, then started to delve into the world of sports marketing by interning at Fox Sports’ “Best Damn Sports Show.” While horses have been part of Crawford’s life, horse racing has not. She grew up show jumping, and competes on her own chestnut mare, named Quintessential. “I was on the equitation team at the University,” Crawford explained. “My mare is almost seven now; I just call her ‘Q’.” Crawford is now in graduate school at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, but before she returned to continue her education, she was a project manager in construction. “I missed having everyone be excited about the quality of the product they were putting out, which is something I always found in sports,” she said. “That’s what attracted me to return to the sports industry.”

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And what better place to get back into sports than at Del Mar? “They are doing really interesting things with their concert programs and other marketing to bring in new fans. As part of their target audience, I was really interested in seeing how they are trying to target me. I had fun watching the races before one of their Weezer concerts, and I kept coming back.” Crawford went straight to the source, interviewing with Del Mar’s President and General Manager, Joe Harper. “I was hoping for maybe half an hour of his time, but we talked for 90 minutes,” Crawford said. “We discussed how different it will be next year with Santa Anita (Park) and Del Mar sharing dates, and about their aspirations for getting the Breeders’ Cup.” Executive Vice President Craig Dado was instrumental in getting Crawford placed as an intern with the track’s Director of Sponsorship and Digital Media, Walker McBride, and Crawford’s summer was set. Since joining the team at the seaside racetrack, Crawford has been involved in two major projects. “I’ve been working on the fan experience surveys,” she said. “Del Mar is constantly trying to improve the experience for both existing gambling fans, and new ones. There have been two audits on the site so far on our heaviest days. We are getting the findings back and presenting them to department heads, always with the goal of continued improvement.” The other project is that Crawford spearheaded the popular “Talamo Takeover” that happened on Del Mar’s Twitter account on Aug. 8. “Sports teams are starting to do this kind of thing,” Crawford explained. “The Dodgers did it during spring training, and Kobe Bryant did it with Nike basketball. I thought we might follow a horse, but the vets might not like that. Walker helped me come up with Talamo.” Crawford helped jockey Joe Talamo “takeover” Del Mar’s Twitter account for a day by answering questions from fans and continually tweeting pictures of the rider’s day. “We got 2.4 million impressions that day,” Crawford said. It’s impossible to not enjoy a summer spent at Del Mar— “You can’t beat the location!” Crawford exclaims—and she has had such a good experience that she is hoping to be able to continue to work on projects, even during the off season. “We’re trying to bring behind the scenes racing information to a new generation of people who don’t have their grandfathers to show them.” Crawford’s great grandfather wasn’t able to show her the sport, but she ended up there anyway.

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by RUDI GROOTHEDDE gin over Greeley Awesome was a neck and the final time was 1:33.88 for the 5-2 second choice in the wagering, while Freakin Rocket finished a length further adrift in third with the 9-5 favorite Undrafted another head behind in fourth. Gervinho banked $67,140 for his latest career win and improved his record to 5-3-1-0 and $219,140. After winning his debut in maiden special weight company by three quarters of a length going 5 1/2 furlongs on Del Mar’s all-weather Polytrack surface in September of last year, Gervinho then won the $100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes at a mile on Oct. 8. Returning to the turf course at Santa Anita Park, he ran fifth in November’s $909,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (grade I) before a seven-month break that saw him return with a runner-up finish in the $100,000 Silky Sullivan Strakes at Golden Gate Fields on June 9. There have been 97 winners of the Oceanside, which had its inaugural running in 1937, and the list of the other 21 Calbred victors begins with Special Touch in 1950, when the race was for fillies and mares, and previously ended with Stormy Jack in 2000. Bred by trainer Barry Abrams in partnership with Madeline Auerbach and owned by Keith Brackpool, the Chairman of Santa Anita’s operations in California, Gervinho is likely to make his next trip to post in the grade I, $300,000 Del Mar Derby on Sept. 1.

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Opening Day included, the first 25 racing programs of this year’s 37-day Summer meeting at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club featured stakes wins by 10 California-breds, including respective grade I and grade II victories by Points Offthebench and Tiz Flirtatious. The other Cal-bred blacktype winners during this period were Gervinho, Sprouts, He Be Fire N Ice, Sweet Marini, California Chrome, U’narack, Tasty Treat and Halo Dolly. Off To A Quick Start In front of a 43,030-strong crowd on July 17, the $113,150 Oceanside Stakes (1st Division) for three-yearolds was won by Gervinho, a chestnut son of California’s leading sire since 2008, Unusual Heat, out of 10-year-old Foreverinthegame, by Out of Place. Making only his second start of 2013, the Carla Gaines trainee broke well from the inside post position before settling in fifth against nine opponents in this one-mile turf test. Gervinho, who had been ridden by Rafael Bejarano in the first three of his previous four starts, was reported to have “chased inside then a bit off the rail leaving the backstretch, came out and bid outside foes leaving the second turn and three-deep into the stretch, gained the lead past mid-stretch and gamely prevailed under some lefthanded urging.” The winning mar-

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A Number Of Firsts A start in the grade I, $300,000 Del Mar Debutante Stakes on Aug. 31, is now a distinct possibility for Paul Reddam’s homebred Sprouts, after she won the 60th edition of the $100,250 California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) Stakes for Cal-bred or California-sired juvenile fillies on July 19. The 5 1/2-furlong main track event attracted seven runners, but the 2-5 favorite never gave any of her opponents a chance by going gate-to-wire to win by 1 1/2 lengths in 1:05.01. Her sire Square Eddie, who stands at Vessels Stallion Farm and is a freshman stallion of 2013, was also represented by runner-up Eddies Curl, while Say’s Who finished a further 3 3/4 lengths back in third. Following her $57,000 payday, Sprouts has now earned $149,240 from a 4-3-0-0 record in the care of trainer Edward Freeman and with jockey Mario Gutierrez aboard. After finishing fifth in a maiden special weight race going 4 1/2 furlongs on the all-weather Cushion Track surface at Betfair Hollywood Park on Apr. 26, she returned just 20 days later to that same course, distance and company to post a 5 1/2-length victory as her sire’s first winner. On June 15, Sprouts then won that Inglewood track’s $100,250 Cinderella Stakes to also become her sire’s first stakes winner. Ten-year-old Ann Summers Gold is the dam of Sprouts, and this stakes-placed Yankee Victor half-sister to 2003 stakes winner Dubai Sheikh has one other foal of racing age who is also a multiple winner. The Perfect Combination Another couple of days later, Unusual Heat was accredited with his 40th stakes winner when five-year-old He Be Fire N Ice won the eighth renewal of the $150,750 California Dreamin’ Handicap at 1 1/16 miles on the grass for state breds three-year-old and up. Bred by St.

George’s Farm, the grey horse won by a head after he, “angled in and chased outside rival, came out leaving the second turn and three-deep in the stretch and rallied under urging to wear down the runner-up near the wire.” The 4-1 second betting choice defeated Rock Me Baby who finished 1 3/4 lengths ahead of Starspangled Heat in third, while the 9-5 favorite Summer Hit ran sixth in the field of nine. The final time was 1:40.44 and He Be Fire N Ice’s $85,500 winning purse upped his earnings to $262,330 from five wins, a second and a third in a dozen starts. In his last five trips to post, jockey Victor Espinoza has been in the irons the four times—all on the turf—that he has won for his owner Cicero Farms. A $28,000 graduate of the inaugural 2009 Barretts California Cup Yearling Sale, that was co-sponsored by the CTBA, He Be Fire N Ice is the first foal out of three-time winner Deputy Tombe who is a Deputy Commander half-sister to dual 2009 stakes winner Zuri Mwana. “This horse has been very good ever since I put him on the grass at Santa Anita (April 5, 2013),” said trainer John Sadler of He Be Fire N Ice who won that day after he had scored just one previous career victory on Del Mar’s main track in July of 2011. “I’d like to run him twice here, so we’ll look for an overnight stakes or something.” Swift Satisfaction On July 27, the 28th running of the restricted $200,000 Fleet Treat Stakes for sophomore fillies was won by Sweet Marini, a lightly-raced daughter of Rancho San Miguel’s Marino Marini who was bred by the BMWZ Stables of Bruce Zietz. In only five starts, she has a record of three wins, a runner-up effort and a bankroll of $237,760 following her latest $117,200 injection of funds. In the Fleet Treat, Sweet Marini went gate-to-wire

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for the seven-furlong trip while posting a 4 3/4-length triumph over Qiaona who finished 1 1/2 lengths clear of Warren’s Veneda with the 3-5 favorite Doinghardtimeagain coming in fourth. Trained by Bob Baffert, her fractions of :23.03, :45.75 and 1:09.80 led to an impressive final time of 1:22.25. A 5 1/4-length debut winner going six furlongs on the main dirt track at Santa Anita on Nov. 4, 2012, Sweet Marini was then purchased privately by Kaleem Shah for a substantial six-figure sum but was not seen out again until the end of March this year. Eighth in Santa Anita’s $200,750 Evening Jewel following her maiden special weight win, she ran second in the $245,000 Melair Stakes at Hollywood Park in April. On the same main track, but with a jockey change to her current rider Martin Garcia, Sweet Marini then won an allowance race at 6 1/2 furlongs by 2 1/2 lengths on May 26. She is the fourth foal and second winner out of Excessing, an In Excess (Ire) half-sister to the 1997 California Derby (grade III) winner I’m a Jewel. The Color Of Money The 62nd renewal of the restricted $100,250 Graduation Stakes for two-year-olds on July 31, was won by the chestnut colt California Chrome who earned $57,000 by defeating six opponents in this 5 1/2-furlong event on the main track. From the sixth post position, the fifth betting choice at 6-1 broke well, settled in fourth and “stalked the pace outside a rival, bid three-deep leaving the turn and into the stretch to gain the lead, inched away in midstretch and won clear under lefthanded urging.”

As the winner by 2 3/4 lengths over Moving Desert, with Gangnam Guy a further length back in third and the 3-1 favorite Solid Wager finishing fifth, California Chrome posted a final time of 1:03.48 with jockey Alberto Delgado aboard for the third time in his four starts to date. California Chrome’s three prior trips to post had all been on the main track at Hollywood Park, where he had finished second and then first in maiden special weight company at 4 1/2 furlongs during April and May, before producing a fifthplaced effort in the $101,000 Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes going 5 1/2 furlongs on June 15. By Harris Farms’ Lucky Pulpit, California Chrome is the first foal out of the winning Not for Love mare Love the Chase and has a record of 4-2-1-0 and $100,600 in earnings for his breeders and owners, Martin Perry and Steve Coburn. “We might run him in the (Del Mar) Futurity (Sept. 4) and see what happens,” said his trainer Art Sherman. “I think the farther he goes the better.” Solid As A Rock U’narack, a homebred for Larry and Marianne Williams, was the half-length winner of the 26th running of the $200,000 Real Good Deal Stakes on Aug. 2, when eight state-bred sophomores lined up on the main track for this seven-furlong race. With jockey Julien Leparoux in his irons for the fourth consecutive time, the dark bay bobbled at the start from post position three and was chased up to fifth before he, “awaited room midway and leaving the turn, swung out into the stretch, rallied under urging to the front in deep stretch and proved best.” With a winning time of 1:22.23, the 5-1 third wagering choice defeated Ambitious Brew who finished 1 3/4 lengths clear of thirdplaced finisher Raised a Secret, while the 8-5 favorite Tiz a Minister could only manage fifth place. U’narack’s $110,000 paycheck boosted

California Chrome $100,250 Graduation Stakes—July 31, 2013

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Bred by John J. Greely III, Tasty Treat was sold for $30,000 at the 2011 Barretts May Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. Her dam is the unraced Vividora, an 11year-old daughter of American Chance whose only other prior offspring are also by the deceased Roar and have both visited the winner’s circle, including the five-time winner and $214,112-earner Obsess who ran third in last year’s edition of the $100,000 California Cup Sprint Stakes. Halo, Halo, Halo After becoming the first runner to win the restricted Solana Beach Handicap more than once in its 19 runnings through last year, Halo Dolly extended that record further by taking the 2013 edition of this $150,000 event for fillies and mares three-year-old and up on Aug. 18. For the ninth career stakes win of her career, the 5-2 second choice in the wagering had to check approaching the second turn while stalking in third, but then made a three-wide bid in midstretch to win by half a length over Bella Viaggia. Finishing a further 1 1/2 lengths back in third in the five-strong field was the 9-5 favorite Unusual Hottie, while Halo Dolly’s winning time for the one-mile trip on the turf was 1:33.42. Owned by the partnership of Hoefflin, Hoefflin, Hollendorfer, O’Farrell, Robin, Todaro, Schneider, et. al., the dark bay mare has earned $861,736 from 16 wins, four seconds and four thirds in 32 starts. Halo Dolly was bred by Rod and Lorraine Rodriguez and is by their resident Cottonwood Creek Ranch sire Popular, out of the unraced Comic Strip mare Spanish Halo who is also the dam of Oksistka, a multiple group II-placed winner in Russia. Jockey Rafael Bejarano was in the irons again, just as he had been when winning April’s Wilshire Handicap (grade III) aboard the five-year-old whose biggest win came in last September’s grade II, $250,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap at Del Mar.

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his earnings to $444,530 from a 5-3-1-1 record that also includes a runner-up effort at Del Mar last September, and two wins and a third placing all going six furlongs on the turf course at Hollywood Park during May and June of this year. Unusual Heat’s 42nd stakes winner is the fifth foal and both the third winner and stakes performer from three runners out of Dehere’s graded stakes-placed, three-time winner Tamarack Bay. This 13-year-old mare’s third foal is the multiple stakes winner and $451,970-earner Luckarack, who finished second in the 2011 Real Good Deal. Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said, “We haven’t thought of a next race for him. We pointed for this race for Cal-breds for $200,000. We’ll just look at things and make up our minds on the next one.” A Time To Savor After winning an allowance optional claiming race on July 18, four-year-old Tasty Treat again enjoyed success going five furlongs on Del Mar’s turf course with a victory in the $111,050 Daisycutter Handicap on Aug. 9. Even though her two previous starts in stakes company had resulted in last-placed finishes, four-year-old Tasty Treat proved a worthy 2-1 favorite against seven rivals in this test for fillies and mares three-year-old and up when she proved 1 3/4 lengths superior to Belle de Lune (Fr), who edged Kinz Funky Monkey by a head for the runner-up spot. Rewarded with a $72,660 check for her gate-to-wire victory in a final time of :55.63, following fractions of :21.94 and :45.28, the Michael Pender trainee boasts a bankroll of $214,112 from seven wins, four seconds and a third in 17 starts for her owner Cunningham Stable. Rafael Bejarano is now unbeaten in three tries aboard the dark bay, all of which have come in her last four starts, including a win going six furlongs on the grass at Hollywood Park last December.

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by JERRY KLEIN Go Daddy Go Hollendorfer, a Hall of Famer, won his second stakes race in as many days when Hirschy scored a smart victory over Outlook in the $64,300 Cavonnier Juvenile Stakes at six furlongs on Aug. 11. The colt is freshman sire Papa Clem’s first stakes winner. Bred by Thomas Bachman and co-owned by Bachman, Peter Abruzzo, John Carver and Hollendorfer, Hirschy had won his racing debut at the Santa Rosa oval just 10 days earlier, coming from well off the pace in a five-furlong race under Russell Baze. A similar scenario unfolded in the Cavonnier, with Hirschy last of six after a quarter-mile in a passive :23.01. Pacesetter Luck Lasts maintained the tempo through the next quarter and Baze and Hirschy found themselves 6 1/2 lengths behind the leaders. But the perennial leading rider let out a notch on the far turn and Hirschy responded, launching a long drive that wore down Luck Lasts and then Outlook in the last 60 yards. Time for Angie closed strongly for third. Though his sire broke his maiden going one mile, Hirschy’s precociousness is no surprise, as Papa Clem’s dam Miss Houdini won the 2002 Del Mar Debutante Stakes (grade I). In addition, Hirschy’s dam Flashy won twice at seven furlongs and foaled 2010 Sanford Stakes (grade II) runner-up Nacho Saint, along with juvenile winner California Strike. The victory keeps Hirschy’s record perfect at two-for-two and raises his bankroll to $60,656. Hollendorfer executed an identical maiden-score/Cavonnier double last year with Zeewat. Papa Clem won three of 13 starts, including the Arkansas Derby and San Fernando Stakes, both grade II events, and earned $1,121,190. A major winner on both dirt and allweather surfaces who stands at Legacy Ranch for $6,500, he ranked ninth in earnings among all California-based sires of two-year-olds through August 18.

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Within the space of 24 hours, a couple of Californiabreds trained by Jerry Hollendorfer won stakes races during the closing weekend of Santa Rosa’s 2013 Sonoma County Fair meet in August. Rubber Match A pair of long-time adversaries found themselves bridleto-bridle once again in the $66,350 Jess Jackson Owner’s Handicap on Aug. 10, and it was the Tommy Town Thoroughbreds homebred Ain’t No Other who prevailed by a neck over Stewball Stable and Kristin Findel’s Starboardlights, with Moonlight Bay third. It was the top pair’s third consecutive meeting in the five-furlong turf dash. The outcome gave Ain’t No Other, a son of the Tommy Town sire Old Topper, bragging rights. Disqualified from first and placed third behind Starboardlights for interference in 2011, he was 2 1/4 lengths better last year, though both trailed Shudacudawudya to the wire. Ain’t No Other broke from the rail and was soon behind a quartet of horses. Jockey Juan Hernandez had to bide his time until Streamside tired and allowed an opening along the fence. Hernandez drove the five-year-old gelding into a narrow lead straightening for home and engaged Starboardlights, who had taken advantage of Our Magic Couple’s trouble with the turn to reach contention. The pair, both carrying 117 pounds, raced to the wire with Ain’t No Other refusing to give ground. “Mr. Hollendorfer told me if the horse breaks, just to go, but if he didn't, just get good position,” Hernandez said afterward. “He broke a little slow, but I had good position and I just waited for space to open up.” The victory was Ain’t No Other’s ninth in 28 starts and fourth stakes score, including this year’s $100,750 Sensational Star Stakes at Santa Anita Park, along with three thirdplaced finishes in grade III contests. He has now earned $495,985. Among his eight winning siblings is full brother and dual black-type winner Topper Shopper and halfbrother and three-time stakes winner Go Kitty Go.

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High Protein was unable to compete in the Pomona Churchill Downs inaugurated the Derby Trial Stakes in 1924, as a final stepping stone for its premier race, the Ken- Derby after winning the Trial in 1973, but the son of Top tucky Derby. In the very first year of its existence, the Derby Conference went on to win the following year’s Pomona Trial served its purpose: Black Gold won both the prep and Handicap. G. H. Womack and Ron Jermain bred the colt, the Kentucky Derby itself. Although the Pomona Derby at and also his stakes-winning full sister, Tiffany Case. High ProFairplex Park is no Run for the Roses, it does have its very tein went on to win 12 times in total, with earnings of $130,503. own similar stepping stone, Six other Cal-breds went formerly known as the Derby on to parlay their victories in Trial Stakes and now called the Jim Kostoff into future the Jim Kostoff Stakes. stakes wins. The most recent Right away, California’s of those was All Saint, a colt version of the Derby Trial by Skimming bred by Mr. And worked just as Churchill’s Mrs. John Toffan. The flashy did. California-bred Pazazz gray had already won the won the inaugural edition in $125,000 California Breeders’ 1968, on his way to victory in Champion Stakes as a juvenile the Pomona Derby Handicap. before surprising in the 2009 With this year’s 45th running Kostoff at 13-1 odds. of the $50,000 Jim Kostoff Pazazz—September 18, 1968 Although All Saint missed slated for Sunday, Sept. 8, the the win in the Pomona Derby event is still producing by three quarters of a length, intriguing results: in 2004, it he did go on to win back-towas won by the Cal-bred legback editions of the Turf end Lava Man, who was taking Paradise Handicap in Arihis very first stakes contest. zona during 2011 and 2012. A two-time California His dam, the Free House mare Horse of the Year, Lava Man Santa Patricia, is out of the was a mere three-time winner grade I-placed stakes winner heading into the $58,800 Derby Sixy Saint, who once defeated Trial in 2004, which he won by multiple grade I winner Fiji 6 1/4 lengths at 10-1 odds. The (GB) by a nose at Santa dark bay son of Slew City Slew Anita Park. was racing for brand new conIn 1995, the Libanon nections STD Racing Stable, Lava Man—September 13, 2004 son To Be Khaled won the Jason Wood and trainer Doug O’Neill, who had just claimed him for $50,000 one start prior. Derby Trial by three lengths. Bonita Cross bred the dark Although Lava Man finished third in the Pomona Derby, he bay gelding, who went on to win both the 1997 Nearco went on to win seven grade I events and earn $5,268,706. Blue Handicap and 1998 Hollywood Tribute Handicap at Although he was no Lava Man, Pazazz put together an Golden Gate Fields and Turf Paradise, respectively, on his impressive season at the Pomona fairgrounds in 1968. After win- way to $334,655 in earnings. A large chunk of that was ning the $11,075 Derby Trial, he not only won the Pomona made when To Be Khaled finished second to Awesome Derby but finished second in the Pomona Handicap as well. Daze in the $250,000 California Cup Classic Handicap durDr. B. J. Errington bred the son of First Balcony, as well as his ing 1997. younger half-brother Bold Joey, a three-time stakes winner. ACS Stable’s Distant Pal made a successful transition Pazazz is not the only Cal-bred to complete the Derby from claimer to stakes winner after he took the 1987 Derby double; Matsadoon’s Honey also did it in 1980. The son of Trial nine days after winning a claiming race at the meet. Matsadoon used the Foothills Stakes, in which he was sec- J. G. and M. Billotte bred the son of Distant Land, who ond, as a prep to the Derby Trial victory. Westerly Stud defeated the heavily favored Temptation Time in the conFarms bred the colt, a half-brother to the stakes-winning test at odds of 54-1. A little over 10 months later, Distant filly Sweet Impression. Pal won the Carrillo Stakes at Los Alamitos. ©Benoit

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Another son of Distant Land, Barland, won the race in recently, My Man Murf, bred by Total Return Stables Inc, 1985, for owner Robert Freed. Dr. Herman Borden bred won the 2007 edition prior to a fourth-placed finish in the Barland, who also went on to win a stakes race at Los Alami- Derby. The popular Northern California-based runner tos: the $35,000 Orange County Handicap in 1986. Bold Mango, by Bold Badgett, made 74 starts, but his One of the richest Cal-breds to take the Derby Trial was 2002 Derby Trial win was his only stakes victory for Sari’s Dreamer, a chestnut breeders SLU Inc. son of Bold Joey bred by First Journey put together a Blue Diamond Ranch. Sari’s solid fall season in 2000. In Dreamer had already won consecutive starts, the son of the $25,000 Agua Caliente Vernon Castle, bred by ValpreFuturity in 1981, before do Inc., won the Derby Trial, taking the Derby Trial a year finished second in the Pomona later. As a five-year-old, Derby and then ran third in Sari’s Dreamer won the the Cal Cup Classic. Mmmm grade II, $150,000 Mervyn Good did not try the Pomona LeRoy Handicap, and Derby after his Derby Trial win in retired with earnings of 1996; the son of M. Double M., $418,711. His dam, Sari’s bred by Mamakos and Rio High Protein—September 19, 1973 Dream Girl, ended up proVista Rancho, went straight ducing two grade III winners from his four-length Trial triumph as well, the filly Sari’s Herointo an allowance against ine and the colt Fire in Ice. older horses, where he finished Back in 1979, Joe Blot second. won the 11th running of the Two more Cal-breds won the Derby Trial by a neck, scorTrial in the 1980s. The Never ing in a furious finish where Tabled colt One Drink scored the next two horses, Unspoby 3 3/4 lengths for his breeder ken and Breaker Breaker, Preston Madden in 1989, and dead-heated for second. went on to finish fifth in the Robert Frankel bred the son grade I Hollywood Derby three of Plotting, who went on to starts later. Airroling jumped race for seven seasons and, up from claiming company to To Be Khaled—September 23, 1995 as a as a six-year-old, won win in 1981, scoring by a mere the John Henry Stakes at head. The son of Court Ruling Evangeline Downs in was bred by John Valpredo. Louisiana. Five other Cal-breds scored Two Cal-bred winners during the decade of the 1970s, came into the race as juvewhen it was not run in 1971. nile stakes victors; Nigretas After Little Scrib’s victory in Pleasure won Pomona’s the 1969 Derby Trial, Midnight $15,000 Gateway to Glory Traveler won by a nose to kick Stakes in 1975, as a prelude off the decade. Rebel Raider trito his Derby Trial victory umphed in 1974, Tonys Double the next year, and scored a year later, Granja Luckarack won both the Mimado was victorious in 1977 $51,950 Everett Nevin and Effortlessly won in 1978. Sari’s Dreamer—September 18, 1982 Alameda County Stakes and The change of name isn’t the $63,100 Cavonnier Juvenile only adjustment the Jim Stakes in 2010, before taking the Jim Kostoff in 2011. Kostoff Stakes has faced. It was run at 1 1/16 miles from While Luckarack, who was bred by Larry and Marianne 1968 through 2008, then was cut back to seven furlongs for Williams, went on to just miss being grade I-placed and has 2009 and 2010. The race has been shortened even further earned $451,970 to date, Nigreta’s Pleasure, bred by to 6 1/2 furlongs since, and will be run at that distance in Achterberg and Eyraud, never again tried stakes company 2013. In all, 24 Cal-breds have won the Jim Kostoff/Derby following a third-placed finish in the 1976 Pomona Derby. Trial, and they will look to not only expand on that trend A dozen additional Cal-breds can claim the Jim in this year, but also to become one of those rare horses to Kostoff/Derby Trial victory as their only stakes win. Most complete the double and also win the Pomona Derby.

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Once again, California-bred horses stole the show in the unraced homebreds—show names J At Mavricks and second round of the Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show Santiago—entered in hunter jumper classes at the show, (TCHS) series presented by Siegel-CARMA at the Ran- and Showalter added the kicker. “Some people get flowers cho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano on and a card for their anniversary. I got Lava Man,” Smith July 27-28. said. “It doesn’t get better than that.” Though former racing rivals Lava Man and Mr. Wolverine Showalter arranged Lava Man’s transport with approval were only walking and trotfrom O’Neill and Jason Wood, the horse’s coting around the arena, they owner along with Steve, had the crowd abuzz. Mr. Tracy and Dave Kenly. All Wolverine defeated Lava agreed that Lava Man’s Man when he won the presence could help raise $150,000 TVG Khaled awareness of the TCHS Stakes at Betfair Hollywood series and opportunities for Park on April 27, 2008, but retired racehorses. “It’s Lava Man turned the tables always important to find this time with victory in the homes,” Wood said. “It’s a Spirit of a Winner class. He great cause we try to supalso secured a blue ribbon port. For every Lava Man, via walkover in War Horse there are 10 more that still Showmanship. need a home.” A 12-year-old dark bay Finding a new vocation or brown gelding by Slew Lava Man (left) and Mr. Wolverine—July 28, 2013 for off-track ThoroughCity Slew out of the Nosbreds was the inspiration talgia’s Star mare Li’l Ms. for Smith’s latest showing Leonard, an eight-time ventures. She rode in winner, Lava Man’s racing multiple disciplines credentials are imposing. throughout her life, but He’s the richest claimed took a five-year hiatus horse of all-time with until friend Claudia $5,268,706 in the bank, the Berglund laid up a Thoronly horse to win grade I oughbred show horse at stakes on dirt, turf and allNexStar and invited weather surfaces and a twoSmith to ride one of her time California Horse of other show horses. the Year, among many “I enjoyed riding other distinctions. (Berglund’s) horse, but it After fruitless racing got me thinking about all comebacks in 2008 and Monzante, Artiste Royal (Ire), Mr. Wolverine and the Thoroughbreds that 2009, Lava Man switched Lava Man (left to right)— June 7, 2008 came off the track,” careers without leaving the barn by becoming a lead pony and ambassador for trainer Smith said. “I knew that there was a real need to bridge the Doug O’Neill. He made national headlines last year when gap between the racehorse world and the show horse world.” Earlier this year, Smith enlisted the help of nearby trainer he traveled with stablemate I’ll Have Another during the Kate McComas and began repurposing some of NexStar’s colt’s Triple Crown bid. Lava Man’s latest mission came as an anniversary gift young Thoroughbreds who weren’t cut out for racing. from Dave Showalter to Sommer Smith, his wife and co- Showalter supported their endeavor by building new owner of NexStar Ranch in Temecula, where Lava Man accommodations at the farm, including a riding arena was laid up from late 2007 to early 2008. Smith had two inside the training track. ©Benoit

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Despite Smith’s extensive equine experience and previous handling of Lava Man, she said she was anxious as Showalter gave her a leg up before the pair’s under-saddle class. She was aware of the horse’s importance, lively personality and unfamiliarity with the horse show experience. “I have to admit I was overcome with emotion when I first got on him,” Smith said. “Then I thought, well, if he dumps me at least I could say it was Lava Man who did it.” Despite all of the X factors, Lava Man was professional and composed the entire time out of his stall, bagging two ribbons and leaving Smith with memories to last a lifetime. “I never dared to dream that I could one day ride a horse that has meant so much to the racing world, all his adoring fans and to me,” Smith said. Among Lava Man’s fans are Mr. Wolverine’s owners, Kevin and Lisa Pratt. When they saw the announcement Lava Man would attend the show, they decided to enter their 11-year-old gelding as part of a friendly rivalry. They weren’t trying to outshine the former, but had the same goal of supporting the show and its cause. Like Smith, Lisa Pratt had ridden horses for most of her life but took a break in the last decade. Her family now has a six-horse collection, of which Mr. Wolverine was the second to join in 2010. They adopted him as a light riding horse suitable for their young daughters, and fell in love with his laid-back personality and quirky tongue that sticks out of the right side of his mouth. The wear and tear of racing has left Mr. Wolverine uncomfortable at a canter or higher, and he requires custom orthopedic shoes. Because of his condition, the Pratts only entered him in the Thoroughbred Classic’s Spirit of a Winner class for physically limited horses. Handler Emily Conforti led him at a walk and trot in the division in which everyone’s a winner—literally—with large ribbons afforded to all entrants. “I want my daughters to see that he’s special—they’re all special—and

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they all deserve to be appreciated and cared for after they’re retired,” Lisa Pratt said. Like Lava Man, the Thoroughbred Classic was Mr. Wolverine’s first show competition. On the track, the Khaled was his lone stakes win, and he retired with a record of 23-5-6-2 and earnings of $342,520. The dark bay or brown son of Last Lion and the L'Enjoleur mare April Mom was bred by Elmer Ramos and trained by Jorge Gutierrez, who both keep in touch with the Pratt family. Lisa Pratt had good news to share with them about Mr. Wolverine’s TCHS experience. “I feel he did very well,” she said. “He was excited to be there, mentally stimulated and adored the facility. The show staff was amazing, accommodating and Mr. Wolverine loved having his photo taken by so many adoring fans.” Among the horses in more competitive events was Cal-bred stakes winner Wolf Tail, now a hunter jumper. The six-year-old son of Strive and three-year-old winner Bright Sunday, by Dynaformer, won only once in nine career starts, in the $100,000 Graduation Stakes during the 2009 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club meet. His career earnings total $106,840. The grade I-winning multimillionaire Sarafan and “Seabiscuit” film star Fighting Furrari were also present. Sarafan won multiple hunter jumper classes for owner/trainer Janie Steiner and rider Bailey Duemmel. Fighting Furrari earned less than $5,000 on the track, but won and placed in jumping classes on behalf of owner Santa Anita Park and rider Marina Vallejos. Cal-bred multiple graded stakes winner Liberian Freighter was one of the foremost horses in the first round of the TCHS on April 20-21, but was absent in this second round as he settled in with a new owner. He’s likely to return for the final leg at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank on Dec. 14-15. Also probable for that event are Mr. Wolverine, who may compete under saddle, and seven-time graded stakes winner Bourbon Bay, who’s in training for his show debut.

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Honey Bunny: A Year To Remember

by JACKIE BARNES The prestigious Valkyr trophy is awarded annually to the top California-bred filly of the past year, as voted on by members of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA). This month marks the 50th anniversary of the multiple stakes-winning filly Honey Bunny becoming the 12th winner of this prestigious award. Previous winners of the Valkyr Trophy had previously included the like of Ruth Lily, Miss Todd and Market Basket. Honey Bunny, a brown filly by Khaled (GB), California’s leading sire from 1952 to 1964, out of two-time winner Sona, by Nasrullah (GB), was foaled at the Ellsworth Ranch in Chino on April 22, 1960. Through a foal sharing agreement with her breeders, Mr. and Mrs. John deBlois Wack, Rex Ellsworth—of Swaps fame—was lucky to be the owner of this talented filly. Her breeder John Wack, whose father was the founder of the popular magazine Field & Stream, was the Vice President of the CTBA in 1954. As well-respected buyer and seller of Thoroughbreds on an international level, he earned the distinction of the being the first honorary member of the International Racing and Breeding Organization. Wack and his first wife Ethel, a renowned artist, also owned two ranches in California and one in Arizona. Honey Bunny made her debut for Ellsworth at Santa Anita Park on Jan. 19, 1962. In an awesome display, she blew away the competition over three furlongs in :33 3/5. She finished second to runaway winner Poonastar in her next start in the $18,625 Junior League Stakes at Hollywood Park in May. Following an easy 3 1/2-length allowance victory at the same track a week later, when she defeated Brown Berry (dam of Classic winner Avatar), Honey Bunny gained her first

stakes victory in Hollywood’s $17,525 Nursery Stakes at five furlongs on May 31. The victory was never in doubt as she won by 3 3/4 lengths in :57 4/5 as the heavy 3-5 favorite. By this time, Honey Bunny was regarded as one the best juvenile fillies on the West Coast. Following her nose win over Delhi Maid in the $24,150 Cinderella Stakes on June 14, she annihilated the field in the $29,650 Hollywood Lassie Stakes on July 3. Jockey Bill Shoemaker commented after the race, “At this stage of her career, this filly is as good as any two-year-old filly I’ve ever ridden.” After her third place finish in the $102,650 Hollywood Juvenile Championship on July 21, she was shipped east to Arlington Park where she won a six-furlong allowance race just 18 days later. She then came back to finish a respectable third to eventual Eclipse Award winner Smart Deb and Poonetta in the $25,050 Princess Pat Stakes on Aug. 15. The much anticipated rematch between those leading fillies came in the prestigious $67,400 Arlington Lassie Stakes on Aug. 29. Honey Bunny turned in one of her best efforts by finishing second, beaten 3 1/4 lengths by the pacesetting winner Smart Deb. At year end, Honey Bunny was weighted at 112, pounds equal to the eventual three-year-old champion and Classic winner, Chateaugay. Honey Bunny did not race at three and was unplaced in three starts at four. She was a great filly who rarely disappointed when she stepped on the track. Her career totals were 13-6-2-2 for earnings of $78,825. In the breeding shed, Honey Bunny, a half-sister to the multiple stakes-placed five-time winner Lady’s Matinee, produced six foals, three of whom won, including Sweet Medic who captured the $40,000 Marina Del Rey Stakes in 1973.

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Furosemide: For Or Against?

by DR. MARK DEDOMENICO More commonly known by its trade names Lasix and Salix, there are two camps in the furosemide controversy; one for its use and the other against. We know that up to 70 to 80 percent of horses bleed into their lungs, which is called Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH) when racing full out. Lasix/Salix appears to stop this from occurring most of the time. The problem that exists is that no one knows what causes EIPH or why the drug stops it from occurring. Research Studies Planned To Aid In Treatment Of EIPH To gather all of the known information and research on EIPH, Dr. Mark Dedomenico, a cardiovascular surgeon and researcher from Redmond, Washington, Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) Medication Chair and owner of the Pegasus Training and Equine Rehabilitation Center, brought together—at his expense—all of the noted researchers on EIPH from around the world. The TOC was the host organization. All of the scientists were flown in to Los Angeles and stayed at the Four Seasons Hotel for a twoday seminar. The following researchers were in attendance: Dr. Wayne McIlwraith, Colorado State University. Has authored equine research papers numbered in the hundreds and works extensively in the equine injuries field; Dr. Alan Guthrie, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Author of many EIPH studies including co-authoring the South African study so often quoted; Dr. Ken Hinchcliff, Professor and Dean Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne, Australia. Author of several EIPH studies and co-author of the famous South African study; Dr. Ed Robinson, Michigan State University. Author of many papers on the theory of the vascular physiology of EIPH; Dr. Samantha Brooks, Cornell University. Has designed and authored several genetic studies in complex equine diseases; Dr. Paul Morley, Colorado State University. An epidemiologist who also co-authored the South African study of EIPH; Dr. Alice Stack, Michigan State University. Studies equine pulmonary physiology; Dr. Gordon Cohen, pediatric cardiovascular surgeon and pediatric heart/lung transplant surgeon with a long history of cardiovascular research; Dr. Chris Kawcak and Dr. David Frisbie, Colorado State University. Authors of many papers including the preliminary studies of biomarkers that can warn trainers of impending bone and cartilage damage several weeks before they happen; and Dr. Michael Harrington and Dr. Vince Baker, from

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Southern California, to give the racetrack perspective on EIPH and other injuries. Also in attendance were several members of the TOC: Mike Pegram, Bob Baffert, Gary West and Gary Barber. During this seminar, the panel discussed two items: 1) What the present status of knowledge is on EIPH; and 2) What studies are needed to find a solution for EIPH. At the end of the seminar, the distinguished panel of experts issued a consensus statement on EIPH plus four key research needs. The consensus statement was: Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH) is a consequence of the high pulmonary vascular pressures achieved by elite athlete horses during strenuous exercise. A similar condition occurs in racing greyhounds and has been reported in some elite human athletes. In all of these situations, the heart is approaching its maximal functional capacity. EIPH has a detrimental effect on performance in Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds. The only treatment that has been shown to prevent the occurrence and decrease severity of EIP in Thoroughbred racehorses is furosemide (Lasix/Salix). The result of furosemide administration is a decrease in pulmonary vascular pressures. On average, horses administered furosemide have better performance. This could be attributable to the reduction in EIPH or to other factors. Horses administered furosemide on a routine basis have not been recognized to experience detrimental effects. Furosemide does not mask detection of other agents when modern analytical methods are used. The research study needs were determined as follows: • Study needed to determine the basic physiology (cardiac and vascular) of EIPH. • Study needed to investigate the potential role of genetics in EIPH. • Study needed to investigate the effects of EIPH on the well-being of the equine athletes (After first completing the studies listed above). • Study needed of the pharmacological agents and their efficacy in EIPH (After first completing the studies listed above). First Studies Since that meeting, each scientist, or group of scientists, have prepared a summary of the research they believe is needed to be accomplished, along with an estimate of funding for the project. These research summaries have been reviewed by Dr. McIlwraith and Dr. Dedomenico. The two studies that need to get started are: • Basic physiology of EIPH as involving the equine heart and lungs. This will require heart, pulmonary artery and pulmonary vein cauterization while the horse is racing full out (heart rate 230-plus) both on a treadmill and on the racetrack.

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Researchers for this study to include: Dr. Wayne McIlwraith, Colorado State University; Dr. Ed Robinson, Michigan State University; and Dr. Mark Dedomenico and Dr. Gordon Cohen, both cardiovascular surgeons. The research for this study will be held at the Pegasus Training and Equine Rehabilitation Center, in Redmond, Washington, whose facilities include buildings available for research, polytrack, equine swimming pool, Aqua-tred, hyperbaric chamber and much more (provided by Dr. Dedomenico at no cost). Time to complete this study will be one to two years, depending on manufacturing of special catheters and multiple pieces of other equipment. • Genetic study to determine if specific genes are involved in EIPH. If there is specific genes involved then a study to determine: • Can we breed EIPH out of the horse? • Can gene therapy be accomplished to change the specific genes so we no longer have EIPH? The research for this study will be held at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Time to complete this study will be one year. The Breeder’s Cup board of directors has shown an interest in finding the funding for these projects. It is hoped that funding can be completed this year. Pegasus Training And Equine Rehabilitation Center Expands Its Rehabilitation Facilities And Therapies The Pegasus Thoroughbred Training Center has added several new modalities to its rehabilitation center. When the center was built in 2005, it opened with an equine hyperbaric oxygen chamber, equine swimming pool, equine underwater treadmill, indoor Polytrack area and five-

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eighths of a mile Polytrack racetrack. Over the next few years, multiple Game Ready (ice boots) and hay steamers were added to each barn. Then in 2012, due to the large number of horses undergoing rehabilitation, the decision was made to add an ECB Equine Spa (cold saltwater therapy), nuclear scintigraphy (radioactive isotopes which will light up inflamed areas of the body when the diagnosis cannot be made otherwise) and digital x-ray equipment. It was recently announced that in 2013 and 2014, the center plans to expand by adding a dry-land treadmill, overground endoscope and an operating room. Jason Orman, the manager of the rehabilitation center, said that cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Mark Dedomenico and equine orthopedic surgeon Dr. Wayne McIlwraith have had two research studies underway at the facility. One concerned shortening the amount of time a horse was off the racetrack following surgery for an ankle or knee chip. That research has proven very successful by reducing the offtrack times by two to three months. The other project was focused on platelet rich plasma and stem cell therapy on tendon injuries. That study is currently showing great results with good solid tendon repair. Starting later this year, a two-year study is planned in which Colorado State University, Michigan State University, Dedomenico and Dr. Gordon Cohen (heart surgeon) will team together to determine the cause of Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage. In the meantime, Pegasus Training and Equine Rehabilitation Center remains committed to offering the best equine rehabilitation in the country as horses arrive from all over the United States for surgery (if needed) and the rehabilitation of injuries. Tours are available for owners and trainers by calling the farm.

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Dealing With Hoof Cracks: Managing The Feet For Health & Strength

by HEATHER SMITH THOMAS Pat Burton, a Texas farrier, has developed effective ways to rehabilitate cracked feet, using management rather than bar shoes or other types of special shoeing. “Every day the hoof grows and changes. My philosophy is to try to encourage good hoof growth and minimize anything that would inhibit that growth or put pressure on the area of the crack,” he says. “We’re trying to repair damaged tissue, facilitate healing and regeneration, and prevent future fractures in the epidermal structures. We have to look at the whole picture. It’s not just management of the hoof (trimming) but also nutrition, exercise, environment, etc. This is all part of what goes into correcting those feet,” he explains. Burton has dealt with many severe cracks that tend to persist in spite of attempts to heal them. There is often damage at the base of the tubules; there may be old scars that are difficult to get rid of. Even on feet that have grown out, some still have a line in the growth of the foot. “There’s often a weaker area, but in some instances scarring creates a stronger area. If the hoof is going to crack again, it will crack on either side of that. It won’t crack on that old fracture line,” he explains. Causes Of Cracks Identifying location of cracks and their causes is important. “There are many types of cracks—quarter cracks, toe cracks, heel cracks, bar cracks, horizontal cracks, some that occur in the superficial structures and some that go all the way through the wall and intra-tubular horn. Some go across the horn. Others are micro-fractures: little fractures in the

hoof wall that may be precursors of problems to come,” he says. The hoof wall is weakened and at risk for more damage. Burton thinks the majority of cracks are caused by hoof imbalance, or some kind of blunt trauma to the external surface, or sheer force due to the heels being out of balance, or laceration of the coronary band. “Nutritional issues may contribute to cracks, if the horse is on a poor nutritional plane and the hoof wall is weak. The entire foot sometimes has fractures or superficial cracks if it’s a nutritional cause,” says Burton. Superficial cracks are usually not debilitating, but if they penetrate into sensitive structures, resulting damage can be serious and cause pain and lameness. “Superficial cracks can usually be repaired with routine farrier care and sometime veterinary help with x-rays,” he says. Resolving most cracks involves balancing the hoof and preventing excess moisture or dryness. Serious cracks demand attention from both the veterinarian and farrier, working together and finding a method to stop the crack’s progress so it can begin to heal. “You’ve got to trim the feet often, so there is very little pressure on the crack,” he says. Generally, about 80 percent of quarter cracks are on the medial (inside) of the hoof. Some horses have multiple cracks on the same foot, in one area. “These are caused by long-term damage and lots of pressure. If you take the pressure away, they can resolve. That’s the beauty of better hoof management—to just take the cause of the crack away,” says Burton. He accom-

Appearance of a cracked hoof before trimming

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plishes this by careful trimming, good nutrition, routine hoof care and more natural support for the sole. The farrier needs a good concept of functional anatomy and biomechanics of the horse, as well as understanding the physiology and individual conformation of each horse. “It’s important to be able to ‘read’ the foot—to understand the structures and know what’s going on with them—being able to assess the extent of damage to the tissues, and evaluating injuries,” he says. He says farriers need to understand all of this, and have a well-structured plan for addressing the problem. The key to a good plan is observation of the horse. “Watch him while he’s resting, to see if he’s uncomfortable on his feet or more comfortable in one position or on a certain footing. If he’s on sand, does he try to point his toes down or change the way he stands, or shift his weight?” Watch the horse walking and trotting, and observe foot flight, to know what part concussion plays in the problem, and how you might alleviate it. Burton advises farriers to

people over several years. It turned out there was a keratoma in the foot, and after it was removed, the cracks started healing. No one had taken x-rays to determine what was causing the problem. Micro-fractures are small tears in the hoof wall. Burton says most quarter cracks start from the top down (at the coronary band) and from inside out. “By the time we see the crack in the exterior of the wall, a lot of damage is already done underneath.” Horn tubules are like thousands of tiny straws welded together. “As micro-fractures and weaknesses occur, and the horse continues to run—if the foot gets longer and more out of balance—there’s more stress and tearing, and eventually a full-blown crack,” he says. Things that exacerbate a problem include moisture or excess dryness. Alternating wet-dry conditions are probably worst. If the environment is always wet or always dry, it’s not as bad. If feet are continually changing from wet to dry, it’s like your hands chapping from being constantly in and

Old crack trimmed and smoothed

Cleaning up a crack to get rid of debris and bacteria

take notes as well as photos, and videos if possible, to know what’s going on with the animal. Radiographs are essential, to determine what the bony column looks like in relation to what’s happening on the inside of the foot. Documenting the history is important because the farrier may look back after treating the horse for six months and need to know exactly what changed. “You can watch the video and see a difference in foot flight, or a difference in the way the horse moves and if he’s more comfortable,” says Burton. What works for one horse to address a problem may not work for the next horse. He recalls a bad toe crack that was severe and persistent in spite of treatment by a number of

out of water. “It’s also similar to taking a piece of leather and wetting it, then putting it in the sun to dry. It gets stiff and eventually cracks,” says Burton. Pour-Ins For More Sole Support In the past few years, Burton started using pour-in products to develop parts of the foot that need to accept the load. “I use pour-in products and shape the material to the bottom of the foot so it still has some concavity and flexibility. That’s the key. It’s not a rigid substance. The foot has to move and you need to accommodate and manage that movement,” he says. “I load the rest of the foot—which is the same premise Continued on next page

Cleaning Up A Crack To begin a repair, Burton often dremels out the crack and cleans it up to get rid of underlying bacteria. “Often there’s more of a cavity than you can see externally. Cleaning it out allows us to treat any anaerobic bacteria and also takes pressure off that area so it’s no longer bear-

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ing any weight. This can also be accomplished by grooving the foot,” he says. Sometimes tissue integrity is poor in that area. It may be flaky or looks like a white line problem. It helps if this is all cleaned out when you start working on the foot.

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bottom of the foot. I’ve saved some of those. If you look at the first and second pour side-by-side you may not see a significant difference. But if you take the first one and the fifth behind putting on a bar shoe. But I do this with materials or a later one, you can see how much change has occurred that mimic the sole of the foot or the hoof wall. Use a prod- in increments over that period of time. I see changes in the dimension of the frog, changes in the heels and a change in uct that still has some flexibility after it sets up,” he says. Material that is really hard is not forgiving enough; the depth of the digital cushion,” he says. By doing these pours, he mimics what Nature wants to it doesn’t flex with the foot and the hoof develops fracdo with that foot—to thicken ture lines. “This is one reaand toughen it. I consider it a son I leave the frog exposed synthetic sole that I’m pouring when I pour material into over the foot. I sculpt it out, to the bottom of the foot. I retain some concavity and pour it around the frog and leave the frog exposed so it mimic thickening of the takes some weight and stimusole. I find that horses worklates the foot to work properly,” ing on proper footing will says Burton. develop a stronger, thicker The next pour is usually sole. I just try to encourage not as thick—just enough to this with the first pour. enable the horse to keep movSometimes I’ll do a second ing around without becoming and third pour, but I want to tender, because movement and get away from this as soon exercise is the key to healing as I can, and let the horse and stronger hoof developdevelop more sole on his Supporting the foot with a heel pad ment. This will help resolve own,” explains Burton. the problem with cracks. “If the foot has eight to 10-millimeter sole depth, and I “If the horse doesn’t move and exercise, the foot won’t pour another four millimeters, I’ve created 12 to 14 milheal. If the horse is in pain, he isn’t going to move, and the limeters of protection—something that can handle the foot won’t develop properly. Once it starts degenerating, it’s weight. If a sole becomes too thin, like less than eight millike a house of cards—it all starts to fall down. It starts atrolimeters, you’re in trouble. Some horses are okay with 10 phying. We need to go the other direction—and get the millimeters and some are not. If you can get 12 to 15 millimeters foot to start working again. This can help the digital depth of sole, those horses can walk on rocks and gravel and not increase.” Then the foot will be stronger and less prone to get tender,” he says. cracking. “When I pour the feet I get an exact impression of the

Down On The Farm Cont’d.

Not All Horses Need Shoes To Heal Cracks “Many people in the racehorse business think horses have to be shod to race, especially if they have hoof cracks. But that’s not necessarily true. I use the analogy of a racecar. If the shock-absorbing system in the car is shot, you shouldn’t put it back on the track until it’s fixed,” says Burton. “Farriers reconstruct a lot of racehorse feet to get them through another race, using pads, lacing, screws, bar shoes, etc., and I’ve done this, too. But experience has shown me that the most effective way to treat cracks is to regenerate the foot.” It has to become stronger and sounder. “You have an investment in a racehorse and shouldn’t risk this by running him before his shock-absorbing system is healthy again. But people often take steps to get that horse into one more race, and may compromise his long-term ability to handle it. I realize they are often up against the wall, but if the farrier is working with a quarter crack and tells the owner or trainer that the horse needs six months off to

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become sound again, he’ll be listened to more readily if he can cite the research behind this,” he says. “We also need to pay attention to biomechanics and balance. Some of the horses I work with come along beautifully with no shoes, and their feet become strong enough that I leave them without shoes. I think we’re going to see more research on this. The more we understand the function of the foot, and how Nature designed it to accommodate a lot of things, we’ll realize that man has screwed it up,” says Burton. Most of the horses he sees with quarter cracks are shod. “I can only remember one barefoot horse who developed a quarter crack. In many cases horses can do fine without shoes. I shoe horses, but on horses I can rehabilitate and have their foot structure come back to normal without shoes, I find they stay sounder if they’re barefoot.” He says there are really only a few horses that cannot go without shoes.

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Available Statistics Through August 4, 2013

Leading Sires in California

Leading Sires by Number of Races Won

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

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Unusual Heat......................104 Tribal Rule ..........................174 Ministers Wild Cat ..............107 Benchmark ........................104 Eddington‡ ........................107 Kafwain ..............................107 Old Topper............................93 Southern Image....................78 Bertrando†............................90 Good Journey ......................55 Salt Lake*..............................55 Decarchy ..............................77 Tizbud ..................................45 Unbridled Energy#................76 Heatseeker (Ire) ....................39 Marino Marini........................69 In Excess (Ire)* ......................79 Vronsky ................................27 Swiss Yodeler ......................77 Lucky Pulpit..........................35 Cindago* ..............................21 Awesome Gambler ..............40 Suances (GB)........................22 Game Plan............................29 Rocky Bar ............................49 Atticus ..................................40 Stormin Fever ......................59 Affirmative ............................24 Terrell ....................................49 Perfect Mandate* ................30 Cee's Tizzy† ........................36 Globalize.............................. 28 Sea of Secrets ......................65 High Brite* ............................40 Tannersmyman ....................39 Lucky J. H.............................10 Ten Most Wanted* ................29 Popular, ................................25 Silic (Fr)*................................21 Momentum ..........................31 Cyclotron ..............................13 Freespool†............................42 Iron Cat ................................20 Stormy Jack ........................44 Council Member ..................16 Square Eddie ........................4 Grey Memo ..........................25 Western Fame* ....................12 Birdonthewire ......................11 Olympio* ..............................21

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1. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . .174 711 119 $2,794,289 $2,982,939 2,794,289 2. Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . .107 564 107 2,400,559 2,400,559 3. Eddington‡ . . . . . . . . . . . 107 497 73 1,714,603 1,757,509 4. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . .104 497 72 1,757,509 1,714,603 5. Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107 532 71 1,516,802 1,516,802 6. Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . .93 447 69 1,369,982 1,369,982 7. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . .104 449 64 2,982,939 1,123,083 8. Southern Image . . . . . . . . .78 391 62 1,123,083 1,114,805 9. Unbridled Energy# . . . . . .76 367 53 757,167 1,056,628 10. Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . .90 361 52 1,114,805 952,321 363 50 622,781 927,268 11. Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . 77 12. In Excess (Ire)* . . . . . . . . . .79 370 49 693,217 802,299 246 48 952,321 757,167 13. Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 331 38 927,268 757,141 14. Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 217 37 462,953 724,728 15. Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 289 36 1,056,628 693,217 16. Good Journey . . . . . . . . . .55 662,656 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . .69 299 36 724,728 622,781 18. Perfect Mandate* . . . . . . .30 139 32 387,596 612,960 19. Tannersmyman . . . . . . . . .39 188 29 287,751 599,254 Freespool† . . . . . . . . . . . .42 192 29 254,863 483,227 482,499 464,677 462,953 Leading Sires 443,034 by Average Earnings Per Runner 429,147 (Minimum 10 Runners) 418,409 Average 395,620 Races Earnings/ 387,596 Rank Sire Runners Won Earnings Runner 362,793 1. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . .104 64 $2,982,939 $28,682 331,207 2. Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 8 286,415 28,642 319,274 3. Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 22 599,254 28,536 289,000 4. Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 23 662,656 24,543 287,751 5. Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . .107 107 2,400,559 22,435 286,415 6. Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . .22 24 482,499 21,932 285,672 7. Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 11 255,234 19,633 280,964 8. Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . .39 23 757,141 19,414 262,497 9. Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . .55 36 1,056,628 19,211 256,545 10. Birdonthewire . . . . . . . . . . .11 3 200,925 18,266 255,234 11. Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 23 802,299 17,829 254,863 12. Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 23 612,960 17,513 245,229 13. Affirmative . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 13 418,409 17,434 222,514 14. Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 48 952,321 17,315 219,598 15. Western Fame* . . . . . . . . . . 12 19 204,288 17,024 215,630 16. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . .104 72 1,757,509 16,899 214,204 17. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . .174 119 2,794,289 16,059 204,288 18. Eddington‡ . . . . . . . . . . . .107 73 1,714,603 16,024 23 464,677 16,023 200,925 19. Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 69 1,369,982 14,731 196,339 20. Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93

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Runners

Tribal Rule .........................174 Ministers Wild Cat.............107 Eddington‡........................107 Benchmark........................104 Kafwain .............................107 Old Topper ..........................93 Unusual Heat ....................104 Southern Image...................78 Unbridled Energy# ..............76 In Excess (Ire)*.....................79 Swiss Yodeler......................77 Decarchy .............................77 Bertrando† ..........................90 Salt Lake* ............................55 Marino Marini ......................69 Good Journey .....................55 Rocky Bar ...........................49 Tannersmyman....................39 Terrell...................................49 Sea of Secrets.....................65 Freespool† ..........................42

Races Won

77 62 51 47 47 46 43 39 38 36 33 32 30 29 27 23 22 21 20 20 20

119 107 73 72 71 69 64 62 53 49 50 38 52 48 36 36 37 29 25 28 29

(Minimum 50 Starts Lifetime) Earnings $2,794,289 2,400,559 1,714,603 1,757,509 1,516,802 1,369,982 2,982,939 1,123,083 757,167 693,217 622,781 927,268 1,114,805 952,321 724,728 1,056,628 462,953 287,751 395,620 319,274 254,863

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 ..............75 Tribal Rule ...................55 Good Journey .............32 Heatseeker (Ire).......... 24 Tizbud .........................22 Ministers Wild Cat.......25 Decarchy.................... 37 Old Topper ..................18 Bertrando†..................27 Benchmark..................23 Suances (GB) ..............12 Affirmative...................13 Eddington‡ .................35 Atticus.........................20 Kafwain .......................21 In Excess (Ire)* ...........20 Lucky Pulpit ................11 Vronsky .......................12 Cindago* .......................8 Globalize .....................12

243 120 107 64 53 53 77 34 58 48 36 35 68 44 46 47 24 27 12 30

28 9 9 12 6 10 5 5 4 6 5 4 6 6 3 4 4 1 2 2

42 11 13 12 7 12 5 8 5 7 11 5 8 6 3 5 4 2 4 2

Earnings $2,055,929 732,781 497,936 464,618 375,156 369,503 305,635 304,231 302,434 290,982 277,579 233,810 231,295 207,840 190,631 185,336 166,835 161,337 160,670 151,705

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

Cindago* ............................21 Vronsky...............................27 Cyclotron............................13 Trapper ...............................10 Suances (GB) .....................22 Anziyan Royalty..................12 Good Journey ....................55 Lucky J. H. .........................10 Western Fame*...................12 Southern Image..................78 Heatseeker (Ire) ..................39 Birdonthewire .....................11 Iron Cat ..............................20 Lucky Pulpit .......................35 Unusual Heat....................104 Atticus ................................40 Ministers Wild Cat ............107 Bedford Falls ......................10 Peppered Cat .....................16 Salt Lake* ...........................55

Races Won 22 23 11 14 24 9 36 8 19 62 23 3 20 23 64 26 107 8 10 48

Median Earnings/ Earnings Runner $599,254 662,656 255,234 142,494 482,499 171,765 1,056,628 286,415 204,288 1,123,083 757,141 200,925 245,229 612,960 2,982,939 443,034 2,400,559 135,303 143,474 952,321

$16,450 15,287 14,865 12,785 10,514 10,300 10,130 10,061 10,014 9,707 9,701 9,690 8,880 8,741 8,603 8,140 7,847 7,606 7,324 7,075

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

Runners

Unusual Heat ..................104 Cindago* ...........................21 Vronsky .............................27 Suances (GB) ....................22 Heatseeker (Ire) .................39 Ministers Wild Cat...........107 Affirmative .........................24 Tizbud ...............................45 Tribal Rule .......................174 Salt Lake*......................... 55 Good Journey ...................55 Benchmark......................104 Lucky Pulpit ......................35 Birdonthewire....................11 Eddington‡......................107 Council Member ...............16 Western Fame*..................12 Game Plan ........................29 Onebadshark ....................15 Bertrando† ........................90

Starts

Earnings

Average Earnings/ Start

449 102 130 108 175 564 105 202 711 246 289 497 174 58 497 65 61 142 55 361

$2,982,939 599,254 662,656 482,499 757,141 2,400,559 418,409 802,299 2,794,289 952,321 1,056,628 1,757,509 612,960 200,925 1,714,603 219,598 204,288 464,677 176,779 1,114,805

$6,644 5,875 5,097 4,468 4,327 4,256 3,985 3,972 3,930 3,871 3,656 3,536 3,523 3,464 3,450 3,378 3,349 3,272 3,214 3,088

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

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 22.

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30. 31.

34. 35. 36. 37. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 45. 47. 48. 49.

Crops of Racing Age

Unusual Heat, 1990, by Nureyev Cindago*, 2003, by Indian Charlie Vronsky, 1999, by Danzig Cee’s Tizzy†, 1987, by Relaunch Lucky Pulpit, 2001, by Pulpit In Excess (Ire)*, 1987, by Siberian Express Good Journey, 1996, by Nureyev Salt Lake*, 1989, by Deputy Minister Tribal Rule, 1996, by Storm Cat Bertrando†, 1989, by Skywalker One Man Army, 1994, by Roman Diplomat Birdonthewire, 1989, by Proud Birdie Awesome Gambler, 2004, by Coronado's Quest Southern Image, 2000, by Halo's Image Benchmark, 1991, by Alydar Eddington‡, 2001, by Unbridled Stormin Fever, 1994, by Storm Cat Kafwain, 2000, by Cherokee Run Affirmative, 1999, by Unbridled Heatseeker (Ire), 2003, by Giant's Causeway Olympio*, 1988, by Naskra Ministers Wild Cat, 2000, by Deputy Minister Popular, 1999, by Saint Ballado Robannier, 1991, by Batonnier Atticus, 1992, by Nureyev Tizbud, 1999, by Cee's Tizzy Rocky Bar, 1998, by In Excess (Ire) Snow Chief*, 1983, by Reflected Glory Suances (GB), 1997, by Most Welcome (GB) Kelly Kip†, 1994, by Kipper Kelly High Brite*, 1984, by Best Turn Siberian Summer*, 1989, by Siberian Express Swiss Yodeler, 1994, by Eastern Echo Unbridled Energy#, 2002, by Unbridled's Song Silic (Fr)*, 1995, by Sillery Old Topper, 1995, by Gilded Time Decarchy, 1997, by Distant View Lake George, 1992, by Vice Regent Marino Marini, 2000, by Storm Cat Perfect Mandate*, 1996, by Gone West Sea of Secrets, 1995, by Storm Cat. Western Fame*, 1992, by Gone West Epic Honor, 1996, by Honor Grades Iron Cat, 1995, by Storm Cat Game Plan, 1993, by Danzig Latin American†, 1988, by Riverman Sought After, 2000, by Seeking the Gold Thisnearlywasmine, 1994, by Capote Comic Strip, 1995, by Red Ransom Globalize, 1997, by Summer Squall

13 4 6 21 4 18 8 18 8 17 8 16 3 5 12 5 11 7 6 2 18 5 6 14 13 6 6 22 6 10 22 12 12 4 9 10 7 14 6 10 11 12 9 12 14 16 8 9 11 9

Average Foals of Crop Racing Size Age

48 16 19 35 23 55 61 70 66 61 9 16 31 96 57 64 62 65 14 46 29 48 13 7 34 24 17 12 18 11 43 34 59 51 18 50 42 12 44 30 41 24 8 12 30 20 12 8 27 18

625 63 113 733 91 986 486 1,259 526 1,043 74 263 94 479 683 321 679 453 86 91 517 242 76 104 445 145 102 272 109 111 935 402 711 202 159 498 297 162 262 298 447 288 70 144 424 313 94 73 302 159

Runners

443-71% 30-48% 50-44% 520-71% 52-57% 728-74% 217-45% 1,041-83% 348-66% 778-75% 46-62% 189-72% 61-65% 279-58% 510-75% 235-73% 485-71% 334-74% 38-44% 42-46% 403-78% 189-78% 56-74% 68-65% 330-74% 86-59% 68-67% 187-69% 49-45% 87-78% 726-78% 296-74% 535-75% 126-62% 118-74% 396-80% 200-67% 102-63% 173-66% 169-57% 365-82% 189-66% 49-70% 109-76% 309-73% 208-66% 48-51% 44-60% 222-74% 107-67%

Winners

314-50% 21-33% 31-27% 380-52% 41-45% 538-55% 116-24% 838-67% 237-45% 533-51% 30-41% 135-51% 26-28% 173-36% 383-56% 165-51% 345-51% 240-53% 22-26% 26-29% 297-57% 129-53% 43-57% 40-38% 198-44% 47-32% 55-54% 112-41% 31-28% 73-66% 591-63% 209-52% 378-53% 83-41% 76-48% 304-61% 129-43% 61-38% 119-45% 110-37% 263-59% 140-49% 38-54% 89-62% 241-57% 136-43% 33-35% 28-38% 160-53% 78-49%

2-Y-O Winners

39-6% 3-5% 5-4% 59-8% 18-20% 116-12% 15-3% 246-20% 91-17% 121-12% 2-3% 39-15% 12-13% 40-8% 101-15% 43-13% 108-16% 78-17% 4-5% 11-12% 61-12% 32-13% 15-20% 8-8% 39-9% 9-6% 20-20% 27-10% 4-4% 16-14% 145-16% 28-7% 155-22% 17-8% 11-7% 107-21% 33-11% 10-6% 30-11% 18-6% 75-17% 45-16% 6-9% 8-6% 55-13% 28-9% 11-12% 5-7% 35-12% 29-18%

Stakes Winners

42-7% 2-3% 4-4% 39-5% 4-4% 63-6% 6-1% 76-6% 31-6% 56-5% 4-5% 10-4% 1-1% 6-1% 39-6% 5-2% 30-4% 21-5% 2-2% 1-1% 30-6% 14-6% 2-3% 3-3% 14-3% 4-3% 12-12% 9-3% 1-1% 2-2% 46-5% 14-3% 27-4% 4-2% 2-1% 22-4% 7-2% 6-4% 7-3% 11-4% 20-4% 14-5% 1-1% 6-4% 23-5% 6-2% 1-1% 0-0% 12-4% 4-3%

Graded Stakes Winners

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

Progeny Earnings

$39,506,569 $1,477,225 $2,965,105 $37,084,860 $2,875,057 $44,557,096 $9,276,523 $62,189,124 $17,604,653 $44,122,380 $2,610,239 $11,963,681 $1,996,227 $12,315,107 $28,819,303 $10,293,786 $26,678,887 $14,712,241 $1,319,126 $1,172,553 $19,130,683 $7,448,857 $2,490,620 $2,996,850 $13,737,742 $2,784,342 $2,909,375 $5,674,911 $1,936,392 $4,378,187 $36,155,183 $12,710,711 $25,141,071 $4,063,445 $7,355,046 $17,254,045 $7,636,405 $4,214,399 $6,270,480 $6,414,582 $17,427,912 $7,653,030 $2,210,264 $3,823,574 $12,934,486 $6,583,734 $1,490,099 $1,449,213 $7,795,509 $3,729,077

Average Earnings Index

2.15 1.77 1.64 1.63 1.62 1.59 1.42 1.41 1.37 1.35 1.35 1.30 1.29 1.28 1.24 1.22 1.19 1.15 1.11 1.10 1.10 1.08 1.08 1.08 1.06 1.06 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.04 1.03 1.03 1.03 0.99 0.98 0.97 0.95 0.95 0.93 0.92 0.91 0.90 0.86 0.86 0.85 0.85 0.84 0.81 0.79 0.79

Comparable Index

1.24 1.42 1.15 1.15 1.17 1.41 1.02 1.40 1.18 1.52 0.93 1.36 0.76 1.35 1.14 1.61 1.41 1.29 0.79 1.61 1.29 0.97 0.96 1.03 1.46 0.94 0.78 1.29 1.12 1.01 1.17 0.88 1.08 1.20 0.92 0.87 0.99 1.03 1.00 1.24 1.08 0.84 0.72 0.98 0.80 1.10 0.88 0.72 1.19 0.79

These statistics are for active California-based sires with a minimum of 50 foals of racing age, ranked here by lifetime Average Earnings Index (AEI). The statistics contained in these rankings are compiled by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc (TJCIS). While every effort is made to prevent errors and omissions, California Thoroughbred cannot guarantee their complete and total accuracy. A dagger (†) indicates that a stallion has been pensioned, an asterisk (*) that he has died, a dot (•) that he is now standing elsewhere, a number sign (#) that he did not stand in California in 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 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

Runners

Starts

Races Won

11 10 30 22 29 13 11 41 8 15 8 15 10 17 6 2 11 10 4 4 9 3 5 6 10

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

Square Eddie . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . . .9 Time to Get Even . . . . . . . .12 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Desert Code . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Bushwacker . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Roi Charmant . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Southern Image . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Birdonthewire . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Papa Clem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Dixie Chatter . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Surf Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Olympio* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Tannersmyman . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 E Z Warrior* . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Unbridled Energy# . . . . . . . . .6

Earnings $215,630 180,370 162,553 127,358 124,007 110,008 102,430 101,813 89,368 85,210 77,310 75,677 58,946 54,193 46,538 46,500 41,480 29,695 29,545 28,206 27,432 23,900 23,801 23,130 22,345

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

Desert Code . . . . . . . . . .5 Southern Image . . . . . . . .6 Awesome Gambler . . . . .9 Time to Get Even . . . . .12 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . .16 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Papa Clem . . . . . . . . . . .7 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . .9 Bushwacker . . . . . . . . .15 Dixie Chatter . . . . . . . .11 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . .9 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Storm Wolf . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . .5 Unbridled Energy# . . . . . .6

Races Won 1 1 2 2 6 2 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 1

Earned

Average Earnings/ Runner

$102,430 85,210 127,358 124,007 162,553 46,538 58,946 75,677 101,813 54,193 41,480 27,432 21,607 21,320 22,345

$20,486 14,202 14,151 10,334 10,160 9,308 8,421 8,409 6,788 4,927 4,609 4,572 4,321 4,264 3,724

DESERT CODE (HARRIS FARMS) Leading Two-Year-Old Sire in California by Average Earnings Per Runner through August 4, 2013.

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

Runners

1. Tribal Rule ..........................16 2. Square Eddie ......................4 Lucky J. H. ..........................4 Awesome Gambler ..............9 Time to Get Even ..............12 Lucky Pulpit..........................4 Bushwacker ......................15 Roi Charmant......................3 Swiss Yodeler ......................9 Papa Clem ..........................7 Rocky Bar ............................5 Surf Cat ................................4 Idiot Proof ..........................2 Benchmark ..........................5 15. Desert Code........................5 Southern Image....................6 Birdonthewire ......................2 Dixie Chatter ....................11 Good Journey .................... 2 Unusual Heat........................9 Olympio* ..............................2 Tannersmyman ....................2 E Z Warrior* ........................1 Vronsky,................................3 Unbridled Energy#................6 Brave Cat ............................1 Don'tsellmeshort ..................3 McCann's Mojave ................5 Tizbud ..................................1

Winners

Races Won

Earnings

6 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

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

$162,553 215,630 180,370 127,358 124,007 110,008 101,813 89,368 75,677 58,946 46,538 29,695 19,192 17,545 102,430 85,210 77,310 54,193 46,500 41,480 29,545 28,206 23,900 23,801 22,345 21,060 13,528 10,183 8,001

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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2013 REGIONAL RACE MEETINGS Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .July 17-Sept. 4 Golden Gate Fields, Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aug. 16-Sept. 15 Barretts Race Meet at Fairplex, Pomona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 6-22 San Joaquin County Fair, Stockton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 20-29 Santa Anita Park, Arcadia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept. 27-Nov. 3 Fresno County Fair, Fresno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 3-14 Golden Gate Fields, Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 16-Dec. 22 Betfair Hollywood Park, Inglewood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov. 6-Dec. 22

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Dmr Dmr Dmr Dmr Dmr Dmr GG Dmr Dmr Dmr Dmr Fpx Fpx Fpx Fpx Fpx Fpx Fpx Fpx Fpx Fpx Fpx Fpx SA SA SA SA SA SA SA Stk SA

Del Mar Derby (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$300,000 Torrey Pines Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-yo f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Adoration Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (Gr. II) . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 I’m Smokin Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o, Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150,000 Oak Tree Juvenile Fillies Turf Stakes . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Rolling Green Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Del Mar Futurity (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300,000 Oak Tree Juvenile Turf Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 C.E.R.F. Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90,000 Pirate’s Bounty Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90,000 Beverly J. Lewis Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-yo f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 E. B. Johnston Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m., Cal-Bred/Cal-Sired . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Jim Kostoff Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 C. B. Afflerbaugh Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Phil D. Shepherd Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Barretts Debutante Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Barretts Juvenile Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Governor’s Cup Handicap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75,000 Bangles & Beads Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 1/2 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Las Madrinas Handicap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Pomona Derby Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 Ralph M. Hinds Pomona Handicap . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Eddie D. Stakes (Gr. III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . .100,000 Awesome Again Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/8 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 Zenyatta Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/4 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 FrontRunner Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 Chandelier Stakes (Gr. I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-y-o f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/16 m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 Unzip Me Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-yo f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .abt. 6 1/2 f. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70,000 Harvest Stakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-y-o & up, f. & m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50,000 John Henry Turf Championship (Gr. II) . . . . . . .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1/4 m. (T) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150,000

Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct.

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Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes (Gr. I) .3-y-o & up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250,000 City of Hope Mile (GII) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .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

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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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2013 REGIONAL SALE DATES October 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts October Yearling Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Nominations closed April 19) December 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barretts Winter Paddock Sale at Santa Anita of “Race Ready” Horses of Racing Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(Entries close November 15)

California-Bred/California-Sired Stakes Races September to November

It Pays To Be Cal-Bred

DEL MAR THOROUGHBRED CLUB Monday, September 2 $150,000 I’m Smokin Stakes Two-Year-Olds 6 Furlongs

FAIRPLEX PARK Saturday, September 7 $50,000 E. B. Johnston Stakes Three-Year-Olds & Up, Fillies & Mares 1 1/16 Miles

SANTA ANITA PARK Saturday, October 12

Saturday, October 19

Friday, November 1

Friday, November 1

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

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

Golden State Juvenile Two-Year-Olds 1 Mile

Golden State Juvenile Fillies Two-Year-Old Fillies 1 Mile

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Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Closing Day

Labor Day

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CALIFORNIA-BRED/CALIFORNIA-SIRED STAKES RACE(S) MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 $150,000(G) I’M SMOKIN STAKES 2YO, 6 FURLONGS Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, Calif.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 $50,000(G) E. B. JOHNSTON STAKES 3YO & UP, FILLIES & MARES, 1 1/16 MILES Fairplex Park, Pomona, Calif.

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS ASSOCIATION (CTBA) 2013 REPORT OF MARES BRED IN CALIFORNIA DUE CTBA Offices, Arcadia, Calif.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD (CHRB) MONTHLY BOARD MEETING Fairplex, Pomona, Calif.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS ASSOCIATION (CTBA) CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED 2014 STALLION DIRECTORY CONTRACT DEADLINE CTBA Offices, Arcadia, Calif. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS ASSOCIATION (CTBA) CALIFORNIA-BRED/CALIFORNIA-SIRED REGISTRATION OF FOALS OF 2012 DUE CTBA Offices, Arcadia, Calif.

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BOARDING

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

Northern Tracks

Classified Advertising MISCELLANEOUS EXCELLENT CARE AT AFFORDABLE RATES. Years of experience with breeding, foaling and dealing with all types of leg injuries. Nothing fancy, large paddocks, good feed with lots of TLC. $205 per month. Standing for 2013–Pious. Contact Gloria Renteria 619-766-4557.

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

RANCHES FOR SALE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA HORSE PROPERTY SPECIALIST. Thinking of selling your ranch. Give ROBIN a call. All inquiries kept strictly confidential. Check out her current ranches for sale at w w w. r o b i n s r a n c h e s . c o m ROBINS RANCHES, agent robin@robinsranches.com or 925-550-2383

THOROUGHBRED FOR SALE OR TRADE YOUNG STAKES-PLACED MARE earnings of $120,000+. In-foal to Sea of Secrets on early cover. Would like to sell or would consider trade for 2-year-old. For more info call 209-834-7062

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BUSINESS CARDS

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THE LAW OFFICES OF BING I. BUSH JR. APC

Offices in Southern California & Lexington Kentucky Email: b.bush@horselawyers.com

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BUSINESS CARDS

Laurel Fowler Insurance Broker, Inc. Tel (800) 700 6263 (805) 473 2227 Fax (805) 473 0202

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Suzanne Cardiff Pedigree Research Consultation 413 W. Camino Real Arcadia, CA 91007-7302 Phone (626) 445-3104 Fax (626) 445-0743 www.thoroughbredinfo.com/showcase/cardiff.htm

Sue Hubbard We charge insurance on only the miles you drive! Call me for details! State Farm Insurance Providing Insurance and Financial Services

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Los Laureles Training and Equine Therapy at the Cardiff Stud Farm Offering: Starting • Training • Layups• Rehabilitation Mare and Foal Care • Retirement Featuring: Starting Gate • 3/4-mile track • Eurowalker Irrigated Pastures • AquaTred • Theraplate For More Info: Call: Carlos Cabello 805-712-1401 horserehab@gmail.com • www.horserehabilitation.com

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Index to Advertisers & Stallions Advertised

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ADVERTISERS Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders Assoc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Ballena Vista Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .OBC Barretts Race Meet at Fairplex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Barretts Sales and Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Cal-Bred Maiden Bonus Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 California Thoroughbred Weekly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Cardiff, Suzanne, Pedigree Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Central California Stallion Tour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 CTBA 2014 Stallion Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 CTBA Farm Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 CTBA Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 CTBA Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Dickson Podley Realtors (Jeannie Garr Roddy) . . . . . . . . . . . .59 E.A. Ranches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Equineline.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Gayle Van Leer Thoroughbred Services . .58 Harris Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IFC

Legacy Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Lillian Nichols/Halters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Los Laureles Training and Equine Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 NTRA /John Deere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Odyssey Performance Premium Horse Exerciser . . . . . . . . .58 Pegasus Thoroughbred Training Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Ridgeley Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 State Farm Insurance-Sue Hubbard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 www.horselawyers.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59

STALLIONS Benchmark ....................................OBC Bertrando .........................................IFC Bonnrita .............................................49 Calimonco......................................OBC Champ Pegasus................................11 Chattahoochee War.............................5 Desert Code.....................................IFC Dixie Chatter ..........................IFC, OBC Eddington ......................................OBC Game Plan...........................................5 Kafwain................................................3 Lucky Pulpit .....................................IFC Ministers Wild Cat ...............................3 Old Topper...........................................3 Papa Clem .......................................IFC Rocky Bar............................................5 Soul of the Matter ...............................5 Thorn Song ......................................IFC Tribal Rule......................................OBC Uh Oh Bango.......................................5 Unusual Heat ...................................IFC

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Silic (Fr): One Of The Greats

by KAYLEETA ROBINSON With heavy hearts, my husband Dr. Ben Davis and I have to report the death of our California stallion Silic (Fr). He passed away aged 18, as a result of chronic renal failure, at our Pacific Coast Thoroughbreds Farm in Hemet on May 25. Silic was foaled on May 6, 1995, and was by Sillery out of the winning Sadler’s Wells mare Balletomane (Ire). During his racing career, he produced six triple-digit Beyer Speed Figure efforts with two 110s and two 109s. Silic was a fivetime group/graded stakes winner in Europe and North America, including two grade I wins led by his Breeders’ Cup Mile Stakes victory in November of 1999. After winning at Breeders’ Cup, he made just one more start, successfully defending his title in the Shoemaker Breeders’ Cup Mile Stakes (grade I) on June 18, 2000. His career earnings were $1,422,299. While racing, Silic was plagued with quarter cracks which cut short his career. After standing at stud in Kentucky from 2001 to 2006, he stood in California from 2007 until 2013. Silic had limited opportunities as a stallion, siring just over 200 foals in his 12 crops to date. Despite this, his best runner to date is the $3,742,463-earner Gladiatorus who was ranked the best racehorse in the world after winning the group I, $5,000,000 Dubai Duty Free in the United Arab Emirates

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during March of 2009. At 126 pounds, Gladiatorus was ranked ahead of Conduit (Ire), Goldikova (Ire) and Zenyatta. He was a group I winner and a champion in both Italy and the UAE that year. Silic’s most recent stakes winner was P D Q Kiddo in 2012. The progeny of Silic have earned more than $7.3 million with an average earnings per runner of nearly $62,000. Silic had been under treatment of his kidney disease for several years. The cause of his renal failure is unclear but may have been related to the anti-inflammatory medications he had received while racing. Silic maintained his stud duties until the middle of this year’s breeding season, at which time his health began to fail which resulted in him settling only six mares this year. Ben and I were honored to have such a quality stallion during the last three years of his life. He was always “An Officer and a Gentleman” both around the ranch and in the breeding shed. He genuinely enjoyed people and would always come over to greet any person willing to walk by his paddock and engage with him, including children for whom he would put his head down so they could pet or kiss his nose. We have truly lost a “Great One” and as his last owners, we will always fondly remember him as such!

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