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WEEKLY Volume 4 • Number 1

Official publication of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association

Thursday, January 6, 2011

What The CTBA PACs Do For You The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s State, Federal and Local Political Action Committees have been responsible for a tremendous amount of positive legislation for racing and breeding Thoroughbred horses both in California, and on a national level.

• The CTBA and many others successfully lobbied to achieve the passing of a very significant bill for all of racing, SB 1072, which boosted overnight purses through an increase of takeout on exotic wagers of two to three percent. CTBA was concerned with increasing takeout, and it is important to note that no increases were authorized for win, place, and show wagers. The only increases come from exotic wagering (Exactas, Trifectas, Superfectas, and other multiple bets). All of the proceeds can only go into overnight purses. Normally increased revenue is divided up between multiple parties, but due to industry cooperation, all of this incremental revenue goes to purses. The horse industry was very concerned that without increased overnight purses, the overall horse industry would continue to decline in California. • It is estimated that this will add approximately $25 million to $30 million in additional purse money per year. • CTBA was also successful with AB 2972, which revises the definition of an eligible Thoroughbred stallion as it relates to the Stallion Awards

Program. Previously an eligible Thoroughbred stallion must have been continually present in the state during certain dates of the calendar year in which the qualifying race was conducted and if the stallion left the state and did not return, all stallion awards were forfeited. Under this legislation, an eligible Thoroughbred stallion that was present in the state during the calendar year that he stood stud will now qualify for awards regardless if the stallion subsequently left the state. Only foals conceived in California would be eligible. CTBA believes this will help ensure that California continues to attract promising stallions. • In 2009, CTBA sponsored AB 1578, which provides for extremely lucrative bonuses for Cal-bred maidens by re-allocating a small portion of existing incentive award money and an additional matching amount from Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC). The result is a 50 percent increase in the number of maiden special weight winners over the previous year, yielding huge benefits to the owners and breeders of California-breds.

All CTBA PAC funds are allocated to campaign contributions, other PACs that benefit the industry and for Legislative advocate expenses.

• No stallion owner, farm owner or breeder receives PAC funds. Some stallion owners may show up as donors to the fund as the seasons they donate are technically political contributions. • Charges to the contrary are untrue.

• PAC Funds are utilized for industry legislative services. • The CTBA contracts with a Legislative Consultant to verify that all PAC contributions comply with the law and that all required reporting takes place.

The CTBA PACs are funded through the Stallion Season Telephone Auction, held annually before the start of the breeding season through the generosity of owners who donate seasons to their stallions. Plus, individual owners and breeders also contribute to the fund. For more information on the CTBA PACs, email General Manager Doug Burge at or President Leigh Ann Howard at or call the CTBA office at 626-445-7800.


Leading Sires In California: January 1 Through December 31, 2010 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.

Runners Starts

Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . .122 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . .168 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 In Excess (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Kafwain# . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Bertrando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 Deputy Commander* . . . . .128 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Cee's Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . 114 Southern Image# . . . . . . . . . 92 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Siberian Summer . . . . . . . . . 66 High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Redattore (Brz)• . . . . . . . . . . 64 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Skimming• . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Formal Gold• . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Olmodavor‡ . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Freespool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . . 60 Lit de Justice . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Valid Wager* . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Comic Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Ten Most Wanted . . . . . . . . 72 Souvenir Copy• . . . . . . . . . . 54 Momentum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Roar* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Gotham City . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Western Fame . . . . . . . . . . . 46 One Man Army . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Leading Sires by Turf Earnings Races Won Earnings

856 855 1110 760 746 896 704 955 1027 971 544 476 755 559 556 463 626 335 537 599 479 543 462 517 351 526 441 380 508 372 371 354 231 299 169

109 $4,342,128 107 3,361,145 177 2,936,487 124 2,402,845 121 2,213,435 130 2,076,125 99 2,057,747 120 1,977,715 152 1,952,600 134 1,911,863 84 1,870,920 89 1,753,169 80 1,602,180 79 1,547,316 82 1,494,082 78 1,436,231 82 1,411,415 60 1,397,902 84 1,285,236 92 1,201,139 55 1,104,061 76 1,011,745 65 945,056 65 911,243 49 885,296 62 809,578 65 776,015 55 737,943 52 732,520 49 661,341 39 616,991 51 616,083 44 585,574 49 576,255 19 565,962

(Minimum 10 Starts Lifetime) Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Races Runners Starts Winners Won

Unusual Heat.............. 74 In Excess (Ire) ............. 46 Bertrando.................. 36 Stormin Fever ............. 35 Cee's Tizzy† ................20 Atticus......................... 31 High Brite* ................. 14 Redattore (Brz)•......... 25 Tribal Rule.................. 25 Benchmark ............... 35 Siberian Summer...... 23 Deputy Commander* ... 46

281 138 100 113 67 86 44 64 64 97 78 139

23 16 8 8 10 11 5 8 7 13 12 11

37 23 11 13 15 14 8 10 10 15 17 16

Earnings $2,684,826 740,790 729,455 672,130 546,850 510,552 500,628 494,392 400,869 394,257 389,728 366,083

Leading Sires Of Two-Year-Olds by Money Won Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Runners Starts

Kafwain# . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . 37 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . 27 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . 24 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . 29 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . 10 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . 22 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . 21 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . 15 In Excess (Ire) . . . . . . . . 22 Southern Image# . . . . . 25 Good Journey . . . . . . . 11

124 153 100 82 140 44 62 70 62 58 94 42

Races Won 23 21 15 19 13 13 11 10 10 7 9 3

Earnings 524,412 474,658 444,541 438,241 424,489 275,371 243,231 228,534 167,193 162,783 160,114 157,151

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 2009 but is standing in the state in 2010, a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2010 but will stand in the state in 2011 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.


Weekly Update 2011 Sunshine Millions Regular Nominations Close Saturday, January 15th Millions Filly & Mare Sprint at Racing secretaries for Santa Anita Schedule Gulfstream Park, as are defending and Gulfstream Park last week released the early-bird nominations for the $1.8 2011 SUNSHINE MILLIONS IX champion Quisisana, La Nez, Ultra Blend and Waveline. million Sunshine Millions IX, to be held $1,000 Regular Nominations Close Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 Ultra Blend is cross-nominated for at the two tracks on January 29, for the $300,000 Sunshine Millions California-breds and Florida-breds. Pre-Entries Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 Distaff in a Cal-bred contingent that A total of 184 nominations were Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011 Post Position Draw includes Evening Jewel, Antares submitted—up from 174 last year— Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 SUNSHINE MILLIONS IX World, Camille C and Lady Railrider. with 99 at Santa Anita and 85 at Lady Railrider and Antares World Gulfstream Park. The most popular For Santa Anita Park Contact: are among the Cal-breds nominated races are the $200,000 Sunshine RICK HAMMERLE, Racing Secretary, (626) 574-6473, Email: for the $300,000 Sunshine Millions Millions Sprint at Santa Anita with 38 Filly & Mare Turf at Gulfstream Park and the $300,000 Sunshine Millions For Gulfstream Park Contact: DAN BORK, Racing Secretary, (954) 457-6260, with Bran Jammas, Catsalot and Turf at Santa Anita with 36. The smallEmail: Warren’s Jitterbug. est turnouts are for the $200,000 Regular nominations close on Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Sprint at Gulfstream Park with 24 and the $300,000 Sunshine Millions Saturday, January 15. Pre-entries will be taken on Wednesday, January 19. The post-position draw will be held on Sunday, January 23. Distaff at Santa Anita with 25. The nominations include six Cal-bred graded winners for the Turf—Acclamation, Caracortado, Enriched, Liberian Freighter, The Usual Q. T. and Unusual Suspect. Barretts January Catalog Online Caracortado, Enriched and Unusual Suspect are also nominated for the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream The catalog for the 2011 Barretts January Mixed Sale is Park. Caracortado also is nominated for the $200,000 Sunshine now online and will be mailed soon. Millions Sprint at Santa Anita, along with a potentially deep This auction of 389 head will be held on Monday, group of Cal-breds that includes Cost of Freedom, Dancing in January 24, in the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex in Pomona, Silks, My Summer Slew, Quick Enough and Unzip Me. beginning at 10 a.m. You can view the catalog now at: Unzip Me is also nominated for the $200,000 Sunshine CATALOG.htm Official Daily Racing Form past performances for the 50 horses of racing Unzip Me Gets Monrovia Money age in the catalog can be viewed in PDF format at: 2011WinterMixedPPs.pdf. California-bred win machine Unzip Me sprinted away in the The 93 yearlings and 97 two-year-olds in the sales catalog are by such stretch to win the grade III, $100,000 Monrovia Handicap for stallions as Atticus, Belong to Me, Benchmark, Bertrando, Bob and John, fillies and mares at Santa Broken Vow, Cee’s Tizzy, Cherokee Run, Cindago, Corinthian, Council Anita Park on January 2. Member, Discreet Cat, El Corredor, Five Star Day, Friends Lake, Unzip Me is by City Zip, Heatseeker, In Excess (Ire), Jet West, Lion Heart, Lucky Pulpit, Marino out of the Arazi mare Escape Marini, Master Command, McCann’s Mojave, Noble Causeway, North With Me, was bred by Harris Light (Ire), Offlee Wild, Orientate, Peace Rules, Proud Citizen, Rock Hard Farms and Don Valpredo, is Ten, Salt Lake, Silver Train, Stormin Fever, Stormy Atlantic, Storm Wolf, owned by Harris Farms, Per Strong Contender, Surf Cat, Swiss Yodeler, Tribal Rule, Unusual Heat and Antonsen, Martin Jones and Zavata. Valpredo, and is trained by The 148 broodmares in the catalog are in foal to such stallions as A.P. Jones. Warrior, Artie Schiller, Benchmark, Bertrando, Dixie Chatter, English She has 10 wins in 17 starts, earnings of $645,988 and was Channel, Fusaichi Pegasus, Giacomo, Good Journey, In Excess, Jet West, coming off a third in the November 6 Breeders’ Cup Turf Kafwain, Lucky Pulpit, Marino Marini, McCann’s Mojave, Ministers Wild Sprint against the boys. Four of her wins have come in grade III Cat, Notional, Old Topper, Papa Clem, Pollard’s Vision, Southern Image, stakes. Spring At Last, Square Eddie, Stormin Fever, Storm Wolf, Surf Cat, Swiss Sent off the 3-5 favorite, she ran the about 6 1/2 furlongs Yodeler, Tribal Rule, Unusual Heat, Vronsky, Western Fame and Zanjero. down the hillside turf course in 1:12.72 and won by 1 1/4 lengths. The deadline for entry to the 2011 January Mixed Sale is Monday, “She’s been a thrill to own,” said Harris. “We’ve bred the last January 10, 2011. three dams so we’re very familiar with the family.” TM



Three-time Leading Sire UNUSUAL HEAT



Hi Ho Yodeler

Leading Sire of 2-year-olds SWISS YODELER



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Leading Freshman Sire LUCKY PULPIT







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Sultry Song-Joiski’s Star, by Star de Naskra FEE: $1,500 LF

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Cee’s Tizzy- Lucky C. H., by A. P. Indy FEE: $1,500 LF

Seattle Slew-Soviet Problem, by Moscow Ballet FEE: $1,000 LF


Weekly Update Team Zenyatta Wins Special Eclipse Award Team Zenyatta, consisting of the individuals who helped six-year-old Zenyatta become one of the most recognizable sports stars of 2010, will be honored with the Special Eclipse Award at the 40th annual Eclipse Awards ceremony Monday, Jan. 17, at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Miami Beach, Florida. The Special Award honors extraordinary service, individual achievements in, or contributions to the sport of Thoroughbred racing. Voting was done by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form, and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters (NTWAB). Team Zenyatta is led by owners Jerry and Ann Moss; trainer John Shirreffs; jockey Mike Smith; racing manager Dottie Ingordo-Shirreffs; exercise rider Steve Willard; groom Mario Espinoza, hotwalker Carmen Zamona, and assistant trainer Michelle Jensen. In 2010, Zenyatta moved Thoroughbred racing ©Benoit off the racing pages and into the mainstream and social media spheres. The year began with the unexpected decision by Jerry and Ann Moss to bring the undefeated Zenyatta out of a brief retirement following her dramatic victory in the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic (grade I). Zenyatta continued that unbeaten streak in 2010 by winning her first five races of the season, all grade I stakes, at Santa Anita Park, Oaklawn Park, Hollywood Park, and Del Mar. She delighted fans with her signature dance in the paddock before each

race and with her electrifying finishes. As the year progressed, Zenyatta’s popularity grew into a cultural phenomenon. More than 60,000 fans attended the Apple Blossom Stakes (grade I) at Oaklawn in April, and her Facebook had more than 58,000 “friends”. During the course of the season, Shirreffs offered access to racing fans around the country who wanted to get close to Zenyatta at her barn and pose for pictures with her. At Churchill Downs in Louisville, crowds ©Lisa Groothedde lined up along the barn area fence line to say good-bye to her on the day following the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Throughout 2010, the star power of Zenyatta transcended Thoroughbred racing. She was selected to Oprah Winfrey’s “O Power List” as one of the 20 most influential women of 2010. She was also featured in a photo spread in W Magazine. On October 31, more than 10 million viewers tuned in to CBS’s “60 Minutes” to watch a feature on Zenyatta and her amazing popularity. Zenyatta’s participation in the 2010 Classic helped to nearly triple the national ratings for the ESPN telecast compared to 2009 levels. The telecast was also the highest rated Breeders’ Cup since 1992. Her near miss against Blame was repeatedly cited as one of the greatest moments in sports during 2010. Zenyatta finished second in The Associated Press’ 2010 Female Athlete of the Year balloting behind only Olympic gold medal winning skier Lindsey Vonn. In 2009, Zenyatta also finished second in the same ranking, behind tennis star Serena Williams.— PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This article has been republished with permission from

Leading Sire Of 2010? It Depends Who You Ask With the 2010 racing year now in the books, the sport’s major publications are showing different sires – Giant’s Causeway, Fusaichi Pegasus and Malibu Moon—as the year’s leading North American general sire, depending on how they count progeny earnings. The discrepancies are due largely to how each of the three publications—Daily Racing Form, Thoroughbred Times, and The BloodHorse—tally foreign progeny earnings. Neither DRF nor The Blood-Horse counted earnings from Hong Kong, Japan, or the Southern Hemisphere in their sire lists. But Thoroughbred Times included earnings from 18 countries, with Japan, Hong Kong, Australia and Argentina among them. According to Daily Racing Form ’s internal database and The Blood-Horse, Giant’s Causeway was North America’s leading general sire, though their earnings tallies differed slightly. BloodHorse’s total was $8,806,163, compared to $8,806,413 at the Form. Thoroughbred Times crowned Fusaichi Pegasus ($11,480,932). Both Giant’s Causeway and Fusaichi Pegasus stand at Coolmore Stud’s American division, Ashford Stud. The Form’s Leaderboard section uses a different set of criteria, ranking sires by their progeny’s U.S., Canadian, and Dubai World Cup Day earnings. By that standard, the Leaderboard has Spendthrift Farm’s flagship stallion Malibu Moon, sire of Life At Ten, as North America’s leading general sire with $8,452,232. The Blood-Horse, incidentally, also produces a sire list for North

American earnings only, and Malibu Moon also topped that list with $8,462,649. There also were discrepancies on the leading turf sire lists, which are also swayed significantly by foreign results due to a preponderance of grass racing in other countries. Daily Racing Form and Blood-Horse statistics ranked Dynaformer as leading turf sire with $3,232,643. The Form’s Leaderboard statistics ranked English-based Medicean first with $4,069,650. That’s due almost entirely to his sons Al Shemali and Bankable, who together earned more than $4 million in a single Dubai Grade I race this year. Al Shemali won the Dubai Duty Free, and Bankable finished second. Thoroughbred Times did not list year-end turf sire rankings. The year’s other sire categories were more consistent, although the earnings amounts for category leaders sometimes varied. All three publications had More Than Ready as North America’s leading juvenile sire, but his listed earnings differed. Daily Racing Form and Blood-Horse credited him with $1,970,306, while Thoroughbred Times listed $2,282,616. Congrats headed all three freshman sire lists with earnings of $1,660,269. All also listed Sadler’s Wells as the leading broodmare sire but with differing earnings of $28,822,697 (Thoroughbred Times) and $15,998,657 (Daily Racing Form and Blood-Horse). —, by Glenye Cain Oakford

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Weekly Update Solana Beach Steps Up Pursuit Of Partners For Fairgrounds Purchase Mayor Lesa Heebner formally announced plans Tuesday to work with Sacramento lawmakers on forming a regional ownership group to buy the Del Mar Fairgrounds and racetrack as part of a stepped-up effort to thwart the city of Del Mar's go-it-alone approach. Heebner, who shared some specifics of the plan at a press conference held Tuesday in a tony neighborhood overlooking the fairgrounds, also may have drawn a key ally to her side with Timothy J. Fennell, chief executive and general manager of the fairgrounds… —, by Pat Maio

UC Davis Extension Offers Horsepacking Program UC Davis Extension will hold an open house on Saturday, February 5, showcasing it’s horsepacking adventure courses coming this summer. Instructor Craig London will present slides and photos showcasing horsepacking excursions of years past. This three-hour open house is for anyone interested in attending one of the two summer courses. Mustangs: A Living Legacy is an educational trek through the Pizona area of Inyo National Forest, and a great place to learn about mustangs and packing. Mountain Horsemanship: Veterinary Care and Horsepacking in the Wilderness is a deluxe pack trip in the high Sierra with expert instruction on wilderness horse care. The open house is from 6-9 p.m. in the Rec Pool Lodge, 1st Floor, located on LaRue Rd, UC Davis. The $25 enrollment fee includes dinner. To request more information or to enroll, call toll free (800) 752-0881, from Davis or Woodland, call 757-8777, email or visit

The Jockey Club Reduces Price Of Microchips The Jockey Club has reduced the price of microchips for sale to owners and breeders by 50 percent, from $20 to $10 per chip. Introduced in March 2008, microchips are not currently a requirement for Thoroughbred registration with The Jockey Club and participation is voluntary. The chips are for use in Thoroughbreds residing within the United States and all U.S. territories. Since the inception of the program, 850 microchips have been purchased, according to The Jockey Club. “The Jockey Club is now able to acquire microchips at a significantly reduced price and we want to pass the cost savings along to those owners and breeders who realize the value of microchipping their Thoroughbreds as a secondary means of identification,” said Andrew Chesser, The Jockey Club’s customer service coordinator, in a release. “We encourage those who haven’t microchipped their Thoroughbreds to consider doing so at this new lower price.” Microchips can be ordered by logging on to The Jockey Club’s Interactive Registration website at The Jockey Club offers LifeChip® microchips, which are ISO 11784-compliant and consistent with those used by international Thoroughbred stud book authorities.—

TCA To Auction Stallion Seasons The 21st annual Thoroughbred Charities of America select stallion season auction will be held Saturday, January 8, at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington. The cocktail party-style event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner and drinks followed by the auction at 8:00 p.m. In addition to the stallion seasons, auction items will include a walk-on role on HBO’s “Luck,” a box at Santa Anita Park and two nights accommodations; University of Kentucky men’s basketball “ball kid” The auction will feature seasons to the following experience (subject to 29 stallions: SEC and UK rules and WinStar regulations); Arch stay; house guest Farm Bernardini * Palmetto Bluffs vacation Bernstein home; Triple Crown ticket Bluegrass Cat Broken Vow package; a sports package Candy Ride featuring tickets to the Congrats Cup, U.S. Open Breeders’ Discreetly Mine Golf Tournament, and the Distorted Humor Indianapolis 500; a Vespa Eskendereya First Samurai (Live Foal) Scooter and more. Giant's Causeway (Live Foal) of Neagle Lori Hard Spun * Kentucky Equine Humane Harlan's Holiday Center will be honored Indian Charlie (Live Foal) with the TCA Industry Kitten's Joy Lookin At Lucky (Live Foal) Service Award and Sheikh Malibu Moon (Live Foal) Mohammed’s Darley will Medaglia d'Oro be honored with the TCA More Than Ready Leadership Award. Quality Road The select stallion Rock Hard Ten season auction will be Smart Strike Speightstown preceded by a telephone Super Saver auction to be held from Stormy Atlantic Wednesday, Januray 5, Street Cry * Friday, January 7, through Street Sense * from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tiznow EST. The majority of (Stallions marked with an “*” TCA’s seasons will be indicate a free return to the sold during the telestallion in 2012 should the phone auction with the mare not get in foal or not select seasons going into produce a live foal.) the live auction on January 8. The telephone auction hotline is (859) 276-4989. For a complete list of seasons visit and to purchase tickets for the auction call (859) 276-4989.—

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Weekly Update Fescue: A Danger To Pregnant Mares Unwanted Horse Coalition Newsletter Continues To Educate The Unwanted Horse Coalition’s (UHC) Media Roundup newsletter has been educating its readers through articles and events relating to unwanted horses since November 2009. The UHC Media Roundup was initiated by the Coalition to highlight the problem of unwanted horses and what the horse community is doing to combat this issue. It focuses on news, articles, and events pertaining to unwanted horses, owning responsibly, and solving the issue of overbreeding and unwanted horses. “As the mission of the UHC is to reduce the number of unwanted horses through education, we ... felt it important to create such a news summary to collect and distribute pertinent information regarding unwanted horses to as many people as possible to help achieve this objective,” said Ericka Caslin, director of the UHC. The UHC Media Roundup welcomes its readers to submit pictures, stories, articles, and events to be included in future installments. If you would like to join the mailing list of the UHC Media Roundup please contact Ericka Caslin, director of the Unwanted Horse Coalition at Please include your name and use “Add to Media Roundup” in the subject line. Disclaimer: Seek the advice of a qualified veterinarian before proceeding with any diagnosis, treatment, or

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In many parts of the world horse pastures contain a fair percentage of fescue, a hardy perennial grass that thrives despite heavy hoof traffic, intense grazing, and adverse growing conditions. Unfortunately, there's a drawback: 75 percent of all fescue is infected with the endophyte Acremonium coenophialum. An endophyte is a fungus that grows inside another plant without detriment to the host plant. In some instances the fungus actually benefits the host plant. Such is the case with A. coenophialum. The fungus produces alkaloids, which help protect the plant against some natural hindrances such as insects and nematodes (roundworms). Because of their increased durability, the plants become more tolerant to marginal soils and suboptimal growing conditions. Endophyte-infected tall fescue causes legions of problems, collectively called fescue toxicosis, in broodmares, including prolonged gestation (as long as 13 to 14 months), foaling difficulties, thickened placentas (including red bag deliveries, where the placenta detaches and comes ahead of the foal), and a decrease or complete absence of milk upon delivery. The ill effects of tall fescue consumption can continue beyond foaling, as affected mares might be hard to get back in foal, leaving breeders with a smaller foal crop the following year. Removing mares from endophyte-infected tall fescue 90 days before foaling has been an effective management technique. However, grazing in not the only way mares can come in contact with fescue, as hay and bedding might also contain the forage. Grass hay is often described as “mixed.” A mixed grass hay might include fescue infected with endophyte, which is as detrimental in hay as it is in fresh forage. While fescue is easy to identify in pastures and hayfields, it tends to blend with other grasses as it dries. Tall fescue leaves roll into a tight cylinder during the curing process, making a positive identification problematic. Though commercial tests are available to detect the fungus in living plants, there is no such test for the presence of the endophyte in hay. Therefore, when purchasing hay for pregnant mares, be sure it is free of fescue. If fescue is discovered, the hay should be fed only to other livestock or nonpregnant mares. Endophyteinfected fescue causes few side effects in nonpregnant mares. Article reprinted with the permission of copyright holder Kentucky Equine Research (KER). Visit for more horse health and nutrition information.—By Kentucky Equine Research Disclaimer: Seek the advice of a qualified veterinarian before proceeding with any diagnosis, treatment, or therapy.

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Weekly Update New For 2011 Forest Command To Stand at Oak Hill

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5 TO SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 2011 21st annual thoroughBred Charities of ameriCa seleCt stallion season auCtion the select stallion season auction will be preceded by a telephone auction to be held from Wednesday, Jan. 5, through friday, Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. est. the majority of tCa’s seasons will be sold during the telephone auction with the select seasons going into the live auction on Jan. 8. the telephone auction hotline is (859) 276-4989 saturday, Jan. 8, at the Keeneland entertainment Center, lexington SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2011 $1,000 regular nominations Close, sunshine millions at santa anita and gulfstream Park SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2011 nCea tax seminar the northern California equine association will hold a tax seminar January 15, 2011, at golden gate fields turf Club, beginning at 10:30 a.m. to rsVP, contact ellen Jackson at 707-678-6580.

Forest Command, a grade II- and grade III-placed winner by Monarchos with a Beyer Speed Figure of 104, out of grade I, grade II and grade III winner Forest Secrets ($604,453) will stand for 2011 at Oak Hill Farm in Paso Robles for $2,500. For information call Larry Konecne at (805) 423-4827 or e-mail

NCEA Holds Tax Seminar The Northern California Equine Association (NCEA) will hold a tax seminar, January 15, 2011, at Golden Gate Field’s Turf Club, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be Patrick Hurley, a specialist in equine activities for IRS representation and preparation of tax returns. Hurley is a former board member

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2011 Pre-entries, sunshine millions at santa anita and gulfstream Park THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2011 California horse raCing Board (ChrB) monthly meeting at santa anita Park in arcadia, Calif. SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, 2011 Post Position draw, sunshine millions santa anita and gulfstream Park MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011 Barretts eQuine limited JanuarY mixed sale at fairplex’s finish line sports grill hinds Pavilion, Pomona, Calif. SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2011 sunshine millions ix at santa anita and gulfstream Park SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2011 uC davis extension offers horsepacking Program to request more information or to enroll, call toll free (800) 752-0881, from davis or Woodland, call 757-8777, email or visit

Bob’s Lady On January 5, 2003, Bob’s Lady, a daughter of Pirate’s Bounty, won the $100,000 Work the Crowd Handicap for fillies and mares at Golden Gate Fields, with Brite Sunny Day second and Broke in Blairsden finishing third in a field of five. Bob’s Lady was trained by John Sadler and ridden by Russell Baze. She ran the mile in 1:37 3/5 on a good track and won by 5 ½ lengths at odds of 9-5. Bob’s Lady was the first of five foals out of the Flying Paster mare Lady Engineer. The Work the Crowd was Bob’s Lady’s fourth win in 14 starts. She also won the CTBA Marian Stakes, finishing her career with four wins in 15 starts and earnings of $156,100. Bob’s Lady was bred by owner Oakcrest Stable, was foaled at Los Amigos Thoroughbreds in Temecula. As a broodmare, Bob’s Lady has four foals of racing age. The Following California Weekly Hay Report Is From Friday, December 17, 2010 A New Report Will Be Available Starting Friday, January 7, 2011

11,210 Tons FOB: 5,925 Tons Delivered: Year To Date FOB: 1,826,139 YTD Delivered: 615,630

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2011 after the finish line,, will hold a comedy fundraiser called “stand up for horses at the imProV” los angeles, Calif. silent auction 5:45 - 7:30 pm., showtime 7:30 - 9 pm.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2011 1st annual CtBa golf tournament Coronado municipal golf Course Coronado, Calif.

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011 CtBa annual meeting & aWards dinner (2010 California-Bred Champions & 2011 California hall of fame inductees) loews Coronado Bay resort, Coronado, Calif. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011 California horse raCing Board (ChrB) monthly meeting at santa anita Park in arcadia, Calif.

of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA). A Q&A session will follow Hurley’s presentation. The $10 seminar cost includes a continental buffet breakfast, parking, program and turf club passes. To RSVP, contact Ellen Jackson at 707-678-6580.

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California-Bred Stakes Winners In California: Dec. 13, 2010-Jan. 2, 2011

Catsalot PACIFIC HEIGHTS STAKES, Golden Gate Fields, Dec. 18, $75,000 added, three-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, 1 1/8 miles, 1:51.96, track fast. Track record: 1:49.54. Trainer: Leonard Powell. Jockey: Julien Couton. Odds: 9-2 CATSALOT, ch. f., 4 (123), Momentum—Clerical Error (Ire), by Kendor (Fr)

314⁄ $45,300

Antares World, dk. b. or br. f., 3 (121), Decarchy—Alashir’s World, by Spinning World (Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams)

314⁄ $15,000

9 I Can Hear, b. f., 4 (123), $9,000 Freespool—Bend My Ear, by Moscow Ballet (James M. Cassidy, Tamesis Stable and Carl F. Van Burger)

starts, 2 wins. Earned $21,568 (SPR 38). 06 CATSALOT, f., by Momentum. At 3, 2nd TVG California Cup Distance H., At 4, WON Pacific Heights S., 2nd CTT and Thoroughbred Owners of California H. (SPR 91). 07 Magical Grace, f., by Momentum. Raced 1 year, 2 starts, no wins. Earned $800 (SPR 18). 08 c., by Momentum. 10 f., by Spring At Last. 2nd dam: Tarkheena (1993). Bred by Whitewood Farm Inc. (Va.). Unraced. Produced 11 foals, 4 winners, including COIMBRA, TARKHEENA PRINCE. Broodmare Sire: KENDOR (FR). Raced 2 years in France, 9 starts, 5 wins. Earned $574,588 (SPR 99). Sire of 362 mares which produced 792 foals. 26 mares produced SWs (3%). 408 runners (52%), 217 winners (27%), 30 SWs (4%), including Marchand d’Or (Fr), Irish Wells (Fr), Never On Sunday (Fr). Progeny earnings of $20,768,962. Foaled: Vessels Stallion Farm, Bonsall, Calif. Breeder: J. Paul Reddam. Owner: Magalen O. Bryant.

Also: Shes a Lucky Wager (123)—$4,500, Taylor Jean (123)—$1,500, Blue Moon High (123)—$300.

AGE 2 3 4 Totals

STS 2 13 11

RACING RECORD 3rd 2nd 1st 0 1 0 2 6 3 1 2 2




Northern Dancer Nureyev Special MOMENTUM Foolish Pleasure b. 1998 Imprudent Love Donna Inez


Earnings $5,200 134,720 106,801 $246,721

Nearctic Natalma Forli Thong What a Pleasure Fool-Me-Not Herbager Banja Luka

Kalamoun (GB) Belle of Ireland (GB) Kendor (Fr) Gay Mecene Belle Mecene (Fr) Djaka Belle (Fr) CLERICAL ERROR (IRE) Hoist the Flag Alleged gr. or ro. 1999 Princess Pout Tarkheena Val de Loir Comtesse de Loir Neriad Kenmare (Fr)

California Nectar CALIFORNIA BREEDERS’ CHAMPION STAKES, Santa Anita Park, Dec. 27, $100,000 guaranteed, two-year-olds, fillies, 7 furlongs, 1:21.66, track fast. Track record: 1:19.70. Trainer: Doug O’Neill. Jockey: Patrick Valenzuela. Odds: 4-1 CALIFORNIA NECTAR, b. f., 2 (118), Stormy Atlantic—Absolute Nectar, by Carson City

11⁄2 $60,000

Warren’s Flyer, dk. b. or br. f., 2 (117), Doc Gus—Perilous Flyer, by French Sassafras (GB) (Benjamin C. Warren)

31⁄4 $20,000

Bathing Beauty, ch. f., 2 (115), Benchmark—Blonde Fever, by Flying Paster (Pam and Martin Wygod)

hd $12,000

Also: Teddy’s Promise (119)—$6,000, Going for a Spin (117)—$2,000, Screaming Regal (115), Noise of the Crowd (115).

When Momentum has been crossed with Kendor (Fr) mares, it has produced 3 foals of racing age, 1 winner (33%), 1 SW (33%), 0 graded SW, $123,760 average earnings per runner.



RACING RECORD 2nd 3rd 1st 0 3 2 Storm Bird

Sire: MOMENTUM. Raced 3 years in England, North America, 17 starts, 4 wins. Earned $664,817 (SPR 92). Sire of 3 crops, 163 foals,65 runners (40%), 32 winners (20%), 1 SW (1%), Sire of 1 SW. Total progeny earnings $1,128,712, $17,365 average per starter. Yearling auction record, 1980 to present—14 yearlings sold, 4 crops, $3,593 average. In 2009, 2 yearlings sold, $1,000 average. 1st dam: Clerical Error (Ire). Bred by George Ohrstrom (Ire). Raced 2 years, 7 starts, 1 win. Earned $40,006 (SPR 74). At 3, 2nd Prix de Sandringham (Gr. IIT). FFSPR: 67 05 SIMULCAST, g., by Skimming. Raced 3 years, 18

Storm Cat Terlingua STORMY ATLANTIC Seattle Slew dk. b. or br. 1994 Hail Atlantis Flippers

Earnings $123,800

Northern Dancer South Ocean Secretariat Crimson Saint Bold Reasoning My Charmer Coastal Moccasin

Raise a Native Gold Digger Blushing Groom (Fr) Blushing Promise Summertime Promise ABSOLUTE NECTAR Northern Dancer Dixieland Band ch. 2001 Mississippi Mud Hear the Sea Gregorian From Sea to Sea Betty’s Secret Mr. Prospector

Carson City

When Stormy Atlantic has been crossed with Carson City mares, it has produced 23 foals of racing age, 15 winners (65%), 3 SWs (13%), 1 graded SW (4%), $123,405 average earnings per runner. Sire: STORMY ATLANTIC. Raced 3 years, 15 starts, 6 wins. Earned $148,126 (SPR 90). Sire of 10 crops, 1081 foals, 694 runners (64%), 477 winners (44%), 60 SWs (6%), including Superior Storm, Icy Atlantic, Quite a Bride. Total progeny earnings $41,892,815, $60,364 average per starter. Yearling auction record, 1980 to present—465 yearlings sold, 10 crops, $50,626 average. In 2010, 48 yearlings sold, $79,944 average. 1st dam: Absolute Nectar. Bred by Hermitage Farm LLC (Ky.). Raced 2 years, 13 starts, 3 wins. Earned $98,636 (SPR 91). At 2, 3rd Barretts Debutante S., At 3, 3rd Miss Woodford S., Trenton S. 06 KENTUCKY NECTAR, f., by Maria’s Mon. Raced 1 year, 9 starts, 1 win. Earned $35,490 (SPR 76). 08 CALIFORNIA NECTAR, f., by Stormy Atlantic. At 2, WON California Breeders’ Champion S., 2nd Robert H. Walter California Cup Juvenile Fillies S. (SPR 96). 09 f., by Atticus. 10 c., by Atticus. 2nd dam: HEAR THE SEA (1995). Bred by Sam-Son Farm (Ont., Can.). Raced 1 year, 2 starts, 1 win. Earned $15,642 (SPR 94). Produced 9 foals, 5 winners. Broodmare Sire: CARSON CITY. Raced 2 years, 15 starts, 6 wins. Earned $306,240 (SPR 99). Sire of 521 mares which produced 1463 foals. 60 mares produced SWs (4%). 804 runners (55%), 597 winners (41%), 73 SWs (5%), including Barbaro, Rail Trip, Havre de Grace. Progeny earnings of $50,049,697. Foaled: Magali Farms, Santa Ynez, Calif. Breeders: Pablo and Michelle Suarez. Owner: Suarez Racing Inc.

Unzip Me MONROVIA STAKES (Gr. IIIT), Santa Anita Park, Jan. 2, $100,000 guaranteed, four-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, 6 1/2 furlongs, 1:12.72, track firm. Track record: 1:11.13. Trainer: Martin Jones. Jockey: Rafael Bejarano. Odds: 3-5 UNZIP ME, ch. m., 5 (123), City Zip—Escape With Me, by Arazi

11⁄4 $60,000

Broken Dreams, ch. m., 5 (118), Broken Vow—Our Dreamer, by Storm Cat (Glen Hill Farm)

1 ⁄2 $20,000

21⁄4 Reba Is Tops, b. m., 7 (119), $12,000 He’s Tops—Miss Kyama, by Present Value (Kenny Marshall, Gordy Jarnig and Eric M. Schweiger) Also: Lilly Fa Pootz (118)—$6,000, Evening Jewel (123)—$2,000, La Nez (118).

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The Season in California: Results of recent stakes won by California-breds in California. The statistics compiled here are provided by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. (TJCIS) and include the starts percentile ranking (SPR) and the female family starts percentile ranking (FFSPR). While every effort is made to prevent errors and omissions, the California thoroughbred cannot guarantee their complete and total accuracy. The SPR and the FFSPR, developed by TJCIS, are based on racing in North America, Argentina, Australia, England, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan and the UAE only.


California-Bred Stakes Winners In California: Dec. 13, 2010-Jan. 2, 2011 AGE 2 3 4 5 Totals

STS 1 7 8 1 17

RACING RECORD 2nd 3rd 1st 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 0 6 0 0 1 10


Mr. Prospector Carson City Blushing Promise CITY ZIP Relaunch ch. 1998 Baby Zip Thirty Zip

Blushing Groom (Fr) Arazi Danseur Fabuleux ESCAPE WITH ME Moscow Ballet ch. 1998 Soviet Problem Nopro Blama


Earnings $30,000 91,480 462,033 60,000 $643,513

Raise a Native Gold Digger Blushing Groom (Fr) Summertime Promise In Reality Foggy Note Tri Jet Sailaway Red God Runaway Bride (GB) Northern Dancer Fabuleux Jane Nijinsky II Millicent Dimaggio In Prime Time

City Zip has not been crossed with Arazi mares. Sire: CITY ZIP. Raced 2 years, 23 starts, 9 wins. Earned $818,225 (SPR 99). Sire of 7 crops, 502 foals, 312 runners (62%), 239 winners (48%), 29 SWs (6%), including Get Serious, Acting Zippy, Canadian Ballet. Total progeny earnings $22,073,302, $70,748 average per starter. Yearling auction record, 1980 to present—180 yearlings sold, 7 crops, $30,066 average. In 2010, 24 yearlings sold, $23,146 average. 1st dam: ESCAPE WITH ME. Bred by Harris Farms Inc. and Donald Valpredo (Calif.). Raced 1 year, 6 starts, 1 win. Earned $28,200 (SPR 86). 04 Spies Everywhere, c., by High Brite. Unraced. 06 UNZIP ME, f., by City Zip. At 4, won Royal North S. (Gr. IIIT), Las Cienegas H. (Gr. IIIT), Senator Ken Maddy H. (Gr. IIIT), Great Lady M. S., Irish O’Brien S., 3rd Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (Gr. IIT), Robert K. Kerlan Memorial H., At 5, WON Monrovia S. (Gr. IIIT). (SPR 98). 07 Stealth Rocket, g., by Redattore (Brz). Raced 1 year, 3 starts, no wins. Earned $1,000 (SPR 17). 08 Clean Break, f., by Swiss Yodeler. Unraced. 2nd dam: SOVIET PROBLEM (1990). Bred by Harris Farms Inc. and Don Valpredo (Calif.). Raced 4 years, 19 starts, 15 wins. Earned $905,546 (SPR 94). At 3, won California Oaks, Boo La Boo S., Miss California S., At 4, won Laurel Dash S. (Gr. IIIT), Bay Meadows Budweiser Breeders’ Cup H., Oakland H., Sacramento H., Valkyr H., First Advance H., 2nd Breeders’ Cup Sprint (Gr. I), Camilla Urso H., Sonoma H., At 5, won Valkyr H. Produced 11 foals, 5 winners, including UNCLE DON. Broodmare Sire: ARAZI. Raced 2 years in England, France, North America, 14 starts, 9 wins. Earned $1,212,351 (SPR 77). Sire of 282 mares which produced 523 foals. 13 mares produced SWs (2%). 203 runners (39%), 122 winners (23%), 19 SWs (4%), including Lahudood (GB), Electrocutionist, Bribon (FR). Progeny earnings of $13,139,061. Foaled: Harris Farms Inc., Coalinga, Calif. Breeders: Harris Farms Inc. and Donald Valpredo. Owners: Harris Farms Inc., Per Antonsen, Martin Jones and Donald Valpredo. 16 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED WEEKLY • January 6, 2011

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California-Bred Maiden Winners In North America: Dec. 27, 2010-Jan. 2, 2011 ANCIENT ART


Jan. 1 (SA, $20,620 MCL.) Warren’s Concept. Ruben Gomez and Sharli Doron Guta’s dk. b. g., 4, by Ancient Art—Alpha Ray by Alphabet Soup. Breeder: Benjamin C. Warren. Trainer: Ruben Gomez. Jockey: Patrick A. Valenzuela.

Jan. 1 (LA, $6,558 MCL.) Fleet Iron. Larry Chapple’s dk. b. g., 4, by Iron Cat— Houston Fleet by Houston. Breeders: Dinesh Maniar and Getaway Farms. Trainer: James G. Hanson. Jockey: Cheryl Charlton.


Bertrando Ballena Vista Farm (760) 789-3900 Jan. 1 (GG, $39,300 MSW.) Bloemer Girl. Andrew and Christina Arthur’s dk. b. f., 3, by Bertrando—Rio Tejo by Tsunami Slew. Breeders: Rick M. and Michael V. Arthur. Trainer: Jedd B. Josephson. Jockey: David G. Lopez.

COMIC STRIP Dec. 31 (GG, $12,360 MCL.) Denim and Diamonds. Greg C. and Robyn C. James and Roger Wynn’s dk. b. f., 4, by Comic Strip—Breanna by Mr. Procrastinator. Breeders: Greg C. and Robyn C. James and Roger Wynn. Trainer: Greg C. James. Jockey: Francisco Duran.

D’WILDCAT Jan. 1 (TUP, $5,000 MCL.) Cypress Sam. Miguel A. Silva’s ch. c., 4, by D’wildcat—Sensitive Sam by Gentlemen (Arg). Breeders: Chris Houchin and Bob Hess Jr. Trainer: Miguel A. Silva. Jockey: Juan G. Rivera.

Jan. 1 (GG, $9,495 MCL.) P Town Brown. Evaristo Castanon, Michael Larson and Robert and Eileen Osaki’s dk. b. g., 4, by King Excess—Windy Intention by Regal Intention. Breeder: Michael Larson. Trainer: Michael Larson. Jockey: Juan J. Hernandez.

MOMENTUM Dec. 27 (SA, $25,000 MCL.) Miss Marsha Lee. Russell H. Lepper’s b. f., 3, by Momentum—Obviously by Touch Gold. Breeder: J. Paul Reddam. Trainer: Lewis A. Cenicola. Jockey: Alex Gonzalez. Jan. 2 (LA, $9,000 MCL.) Strike Your Fancy. Matties Racing Stable LLC and Edward R. Freeman’s dk. b. f., 3, by Momentum— Joyful Meeting by General Meeting. Breeders: J. Paul Reddam, Lee Kovel and John Fuller. Trainer: Edward R. Freeman. Jockey: Baltazar Contreras.

MOSCOW BALLET Dec. 30 (GG, $8,895 MCL.) Rom Baba. Sergio Ledezma’s b. g., 4, by Moscow Ballet—One Stop by Mr. Leader. Breeder: Rick Waller. Trainer: Sergio Ledezma. Jockey: Francisco Duran.

EVENT OF THE YEAR Dec. 27 (SA, $55,600 MSW.) Kate’s Event. William H. Ziering’s b. c., 4, by Event of the Year—Nordidid by Mane Minister. Breeder: William H. Ziering. Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Jockey: Joel Rosario.

FLAME THROWER Dec. 31 (GG, $18,000 MCL.) Glad’s a Smilin. Nels Erickson and Art Sherman’s ch. f., 3, by Flame Thrower—Otsego Lake by Gone West. Breeder: Applebite Farms. Trainer: Steve M. Sherman. Jockey: Hector R. Romero.

FLOWER ALLEY Jan. 1 (GG, $9,495 MCL.) Seventeenmiledrive. Malibu Valley Farms Inc. and William E. Morey’s dk. b. g., 3, by Flower Alley— Sensational Memory by Habitony. Breeder: Malibu Valley Farms Inc. Trainer: William E. Morey. Jockey: Julien Couton.

FREE HOUSE Jan. 1 (TUP, $10,000 MOC.) Free to Move. J. L. White’s gr./ro. g., 8, by Free House—Sixteen Moves by Marquetry. Breeder: Vessels Stallion Farm LLC. Trainer: John R. Hudman. Jockey: Akifumi Kato.

Olympio Victory Rose Thoroughbreds (707) 678-6580 Dec. 30 (GG, $12,360 MCL.) Olympic Magic. Dorine and John R. Lanza’s ch. g., 5, by Olympio—Jewel Magic (NZ) by Deputy Governor. Breeders: Dorine and John R. Lanza. Trainer: Gloria Haley. Jockey: Juan J. Hernandez.

Sea of Secrets Ballena Vista Farm (760) 789-3900 Dec. 31 (SA, $30,200 MCL.) Seachi. Marianne Millard’s dk. b. f., 3, by Sea of Secrets—Chichim by Chimineas. Breeder: Marianne Millard. Trainer: Victor L. Garcia. Jockey: Alonso Quinonez. Jan. 1 (SA, $56,800 MSW.) Shred the Secrets. McCormick and Son Inc.’s b. g., 3, by Sea of Secrets—Shred the Excess by In Excess (Ire). Breeder: McCormick and Son Inc. Trainer: Anthony K. Saavedra. Jockey: Joseph Talamo.

SUANCES (GB) Jan. 2 (SA, $54,400 MSW.) Suances Flower. Red Baron’s Barn LLC’s b. f., 4, by Suances (GB)—Salvester by Cat’s Career. Breeder: Red Baron’s Barn LLC. Trainer: Darrell Vienna. Jockey: David R. Flores.

Swiss Yodeler Harris Farms Inc. (559) 884-2859 Dec. 27 (PM, $4,200 MCL.) Alpine Z. Arthur McFadden’s ch. f., 3, by Swiss Yodeler—Queenie Z by Nostalgia’s Star. Breeder: Peter J. Zinnato. Trainer: Jim Fergason. Jockey: Mark Anderson.

TERRELL Jan. 2 (GG, $9,195 MCL.) Sumalee. Sarah Feldman’s dk. b. f., 4, by Terrell— Light of the Year by Event of the Year. Breeders: Thomas N. Bell and Ross J. McLeod. Trainer: Roger M. Stein. Jockey: Inoel Beato.



Jan. 2 (LA, $6,547 MCL.) Mystic Mandate. Ben C. Bryan’s dk. b. f., 4, by Perfect Mandate—State Your Course by Stately Cielo. Breeder: A & T Stock Farm. Trainer: Elmer January. Jockey: Cheryl Charlton.

Dec. 27 (PM, $5,800 MSW.) Crazy Wager. Peter R. McLaughlin’s b. g., 5, by Valid Wager—Safely by Unbridled. Breeders: John Antonelli and Tommy Town Thoroughbreds. Trainer: Debbie Van Horne. Jockey: Joe A. Crispin.

POTEEN Jan. 2 (GG, $39,300 MSW.) Teenage Dancer. Drew Couto, Sky Chase Farm and Maelani Worboys’ ch. m., 6, by Poteen—Lori’s Dancer (GB) by Zilzal. Breeders: Old English Rancho and Patsy and Sal Berumen. Trainer: Aggie Ordonez. Jockey: Julien Couton.

This is a list, arranged in order of sire, of Californiafoaled Thorough-breds who broke their maidens in the U.S. and Canada during the month indicated. The information contained on these pages is compiled by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. While every effort is made to prevent errors and omissions, California thoroughbred cannot guarantee their complete and total accuracy.

Good Journey Magali Farms Inc. (805) 693-1777 Jan. 2 (SA, $23,400 MCL.) Freewayracer. Henry Moreno’s dk. b. f., 3, by Good Journey—Lighthouse Road by Bertrando. Breeder: Leatherman Racing LLC. Trainer: Henry Moreno. Jockey: Abel Cedillo.


STORMIN F EVER Storm Cat-Pennant Fever, by Seattle Slew

Sire of 3 Graded Stakes Winners on 3 Different Surfaces in 2010!

• CHECK THE LABEL ($493,894), winner of the Garden City Stakes (G1) on turf at Belmont. • A LITTLE WARM ($752,280), winner of the Jim Dandy Stakes (G2) on dirt at Saratoga. • BIOFUEL ($758,492), winner of 4 stakes in 2010, including the Selene Stakes (G3) on poly at Woodbine.

• Leading Sire in CA of 2010 Stakes Winners with 6 SW’s, including G2 Winner TOBRITA on 11/27/2010. • Sire of recent 2-Year-Old stakes horse Jerry’s Fever, 2nd in the Golden Nugget S. at Golden Gate on 11/20/2010.

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CTBA Magazine Update The January 2011 issue of California Thoroughbred, the official publication of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA), is on the verge of being completed and is scheduled to be mailed out to its subscribers and the CTBA membership at the end of this week. Featured as this edition’s cover story is Donald and Karen Cohn’s 220-acre Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona, California, where the addition after the 2010 breeding season of the River Edge Farm sires Benchmark, Bertrando, Dixie Chatter and Tribal Rule to a stallion roster that already included Idiot Proof and Sea of Secrets now makes this pristine facility even more of a major player in the Golden State’s Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry. Besides this article, the latest magazine also includes many other feature stories of interest, such as: a preview of Sunshine Millions IX, the day of six stakes races worth $1.8 million exclusively to California-breds and Florida-breds being held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia and Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida, on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011; a CTBA Member Profile on Peter and Barbara Walski, the owners of California stallion Awesome Gambler and whose homebred filly Faisca was a stakes winner earlier this year; an analysis of those stallions who are retiring to stud in California or have been relocated to the Golden State for next year’s breeding season; a preview of the Barretts January Mixed Sale that will be held at Fairplex in Pomona on Monday, Jan. 24; a wrap-up of the win by the seven-year-old Cal-bred gelding Cost of Freedom in Hollywood Park’s grade III, $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood Stakes on Nov. 25, 2010; reviews of the stakes wins by Cal-breds Dance With Gable and Ultra Blend, as well as a second black-type victory by Cost of Freedom, at Hollywood Park this past month; an Industry Insight editorial on the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), the Thoroughbred charity that derives the majority of its revenues through a percentage of racing revenues in California; a story about the dual stakes-winning Cal-bred Spot the Diplomat who is now working wonders in Texas with Grant and Greta Hays and their autistic sons, Jack and Dylan; a Down on the Farm article with a title of “Eye Injuries In Horses” that provides a wealth of information on this subject; the biographies and mission statements of the five CTBA members who are on the ballot for the 2011 election to the association’s Board of Directors; a Guest Forum piece on Tell, the 1969 Hollywood Derby winner who lived out his life in California as a successful sire; and all the many other interesting and informative features, departments and columns that the publication’s loyal readers look forward to every month. So now is the time to secure valuable advertising space in the February 2011 copy of California Thoroughbred, the monthly publication that remains the best medium for marketing Thoroughbred stallions, farms and businesses in the Golden State. To ensure participation in this next issue, please contact the CTBA’s Advertising Manager Loretta Veiga without further delay at either or (626) 445-7800, extension 226. Arrangements can then be made to secure the placement in this magazine of a high quality, competitively priced advertisement that’s certain to provide the maximum possible exposure to your services and/or products on offer. —Rudi Groothedde 20 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED WEEKLY • January 6, 2011

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• Exceptionally quick, talented gray son of leading California sire BENCHMARK, retired with earnings of $245,000. • Broke his maiden in the NTRA Stakes running 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:13 4/5, three-fifths off the track record, earning a 100 Beyers defeating M ONE RIFLE. • Won the Grade III Affirmed Handicap by 2 1/2 lengths going gate-to-wire in 1:41 2/5, earning a 103 Beyers defeating Grade II Swaps winner MISREMEMBERED. • Won the El Cajon Stakes defeating graded stakes winner and Grade I stakes-placed CHOCOLATE CANDY. • By Graded stakes winner BENCHMARK, among leading sires in California with 29 stakes winners, including California champions BROTHER DEREK and IDIOT PROOF. Out of stakes-placed Hazen ($200,188), from stakes-winning family of PRIZED ($2,262,555, Breeders’ Cup Turf-Gr. I, etc.) and UNTAMED SPIRIT.


Rancho San Miguel


Graded Stakes-Winning Miler


N 3 wins in 5 starts, including TWO Graded Stakes at Santa Anita 1st Grade 3 Sham S. by six lengths, posting a 107 Beyer! 1st Grade 3 San Rafael S., at one mile, wire to wire N Odds-on Favorite for the G1 Santa Anita Derby before sustaining a career-ending injury.

N Precocious female family of G2 ArlingtonWashington Lassie S. winner SPECIAL WARMTH. N 2011 Fee: $3,500 Live Foal (No booking fee) N Owned by: A Syndicate


N By California’s leading 2YO sire KAFWAIN. Out of a juvenile-winning half-sister to the dam of G1 Hollywood Futurity winner STORMELLO ($700,100).

“The Pamplemousse had more raw ability than any horse I ever trained. Not only was he fast, but he could carry his speed a long way. I really believed he had Classic potential, it was a travesty that he never had a chance to prove it.” – TRAINER JULIO CANANI

Comic Strip / Marino Marini / McCann’s Mojave Onebadshark / Sought After / Southern Image / Storm Wolf


No Booking Fees for 2011 Seasons / Stud Fees are payable Oct. 1 of year bred

Inquiries to Clay Murdock / P.O. Box 741, San Miguel, CA 93451 PH: (805) 467-3847 / FX: (805) 467-3919 / EM: /

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N No o Booking Fees Fees ffor or 20 2011 11 Seasons / Stud Stud Fees Fees are are payable pa ayable Oct. Oct 1 of y year ear bred bred Inquiries Inquir ies tto o Cla Clay y Mur Murdock dock / P P.O. .O. Bo Box x7 741, 4 41, S San an Miguel, C CA A 93451 PH: (805) 467 7-384 - 47 / FX: (805) 467 7-391 9 / EM: E / www w 467-3847 467-3919

Among the 25 leading Freshmen standing in California, Florida and Kentucky,


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• Multiple graded stakes-placed winner of $158,556, won from 7 furlongs to 1 mile, including third place finish in the $500.000 Super Derby (G2) and the Ack Ack H. (G3). • By Classic winner MONARCHOS ($1,720,830), sire of Champion Sprinter INFORMED DECISION ($1,954,426, G1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint). • Out of multiple graded stakes winner FOREST SECRETS ($604,453), including Acorn Stakes (GI), Rampart H. (G2), Fall City H. (G3), 2nd Distaff H. (G2), Sabin H. (G3). • From the family of champion 2 and 3 year-old filly SILVERBULLETDAY ($3,093,207).

• Graded stakes winner of $553,416, was a versatile performer who won at distances from 6 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/8 miles from the ages of 2 to 6.

• Established a new course record at Keeneland in the Gr. III Central Bank Transylvania Stakes. • Finished second in the Grade III Virginia Derby to ENGLISH CHANNEL defeating REBEL REBEL. Finshed third in the Grade I Secretariat Stakes to GUN SALUTE and ENGLISH CHANNEL. • By Breeders’ Cup Mile winner WAR CHANT, sire of 25 stakes winners, including 2010 stakes winners CHAMBERLAIN BRIDGE ($1,045,459) and DONCASTER ROVER. • Out of graded stakes-winning mare BUFFALO BERRY (IRE), who finished third to European champion FASLIYEV the Group I Heinz 57 Phoenix Stakes and winner of the Reeve Schley Jr. Stakes.

2011 FEE: FREE TO APPROVED MARES-LIVE FOAL Property of a Partnership


Multiple graded stakes winner of $1,032,400, including the prestigious Gr. II Bernard Baruch Hcp. defeating Breedersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cup Classic winner VOLPONI. Won 13 races from 2 to 9, earning Triple Digit Beyers in 11 races. He won or placed in 12 graded stakes races at 10 major race tracks, including Hialeah, Saratoga and Pimlilco. Son of champion THEATRICAL (IRE) ($2,840,500), among the leading turf sires with 84 stakes winners, including champions HISHI AMAZON, ZAGREB, THEORETICALLY and TULLAMORE. Out of 100% producer, stakes winners PRANKSTRESS, dam of stakes winner, Gr. I stakes-placed ADEL, and Gr. III-placed Striesen. Granddam of Grade II WALKSLIKEADUCK ($418,354) and FORESTRY TYPE (at 3, 2010, $87,912).


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