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WEEKLY Volume 5 • Number 7

Official publication of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

acclamation Cal-bred Horse of the year The CTba 2011 California-bred Champions are announced Eclipse Award winner Acclamation was voted California-bred Horse of the Year for 2011 by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association. The winner was announced at the CTBA’s Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner held Monday night at the Westin Pasadena. Amazombie and Ultra Blend were the other finalists for Horse of the Year. Acclamation, winner of the Eclipse Award as the nation’s champion older male, earlier had been named champion Cal-bred older male and turf horse. He is by Unusual Heat, out of the Silveyville mare Winning in Style, was bred by Old English Rancho, is owned by Pete and Mary Hilvers and E. W. “Buddy” and Judy Johnston and is trained by Donald Warren. Acclamation has nine wins in 28 starts, earnings of

$1,628,048 and won Grade I races last year on turf and synthetic, including the $1 million Pacific Classic. The other champions presented at the dinner: Champion Sire of California Conceived Foals by Earnings— Unusual Heat, owned by The Unusual Heat Syndicate. Champion Sire of California Conceived Foals by Turf Earnings—Unusual Heat, owned by The Unusual Heat Syndicate. Champion Sire of California Conceived Two-Year-Olds by Earnings—Tribal Rule, owned by Ballena Vista Farm and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wygod. Continued on page 6

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See Pages 3 & 4 For More Information Contact Registrar & Incentive Program Manager: Mary Ellen Locke:

Golden state series Could Exceed 1,000 nominations For Inaugural season The newly created Golden State Series for California-breds, a calendar of lucrative stakes this year, could attract more than 1,000 nominations by Wednesday’s deadline, according to California Thoroughbred Breeders Association executive director Doug Burge. The series, first announced last fall, includes stakes for horses of

all ages, but two-year-olds of 2012 must be nominated to the program for $300 by Wednesday. Horses aged three or older in 2012 have been grandfathered into the series without a preliminary nomination fee.


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leading sires In California: January 1 Through February 12, 2012 Leading Sires by Number of Winners

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.


Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . 55 In Excess (Ire)† . . . . . . . . . . 47 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . 46 Bertrando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Southern Image . . . . . . . . . . 43 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Redattore (Brz)• . . . . . . . . . 35 Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . 40 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Giacomo# . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Perfect Mandate . . . . . . . . 21 Muqtarib† . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Siberian Summer* . . . . . . . . 24 Cyclotron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . 19 Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . 8 Capsized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Aragorn (Ire)# . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Momentum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Popular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Formal Gold• . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Flame Thrower . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Rocky Bar# . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24


Races Won


93 75 98 84 80 92 75 62 81 54 56 28 76 61 58 24 31 52 71 38 21 38 4 28 13 28 45 50 26 67 63 25 50 27 36

18 16 20 22 11 12 11 12 8 13 5 5 10 7 11 3 5 9 6 6 4 3 2 3 2 3 5 9 2 5 7 2 4 5 6

$540,473 327,735 297,539 273,735 266,847 264,920 262,354 228,695 215,069 203,029 188,834 181,213 177,195 150,011 149,426 138,232 133,785 132,322 132,188 119,145 116,627 103,916 100,080 99,023 98,850 88,407 88,139 86,956 85,365 83,459 80,879 76,232 75,726 65,645 62,839

Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9.



Ministers Wild Cat .............. 46 Benchmark ......................... 55 In Excess (Ire)† ................... 47 Unusual Heat...................... 55 Tribal Rule ......................... 59 Southern Image...................43 High Brite* .......................... 32 Bertrando ........................... 49 Kafwain ...............................45 Swiss Yodeler..................... 48 Salt Lake* ........................... 35 Giacomo#........................... 33 Momentum ........................ 31

Winners 20 17 15 13 12 11 11 10 9 9 9 8 8

Races Won 22 20 16 18 12 12 13 11 11 10 11 9 9

Earnings $273,735 297,539 327,735 540,473 264,920 228,695 203,029 266,847 262,354 177,195 149,426 132,322 86,956

Leading Sires by Median Earnings Per Runner (Minimum 5 Runners)

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


Illinois Storm*.................... 5 Trapper.............................. 5 Suances (GB)....................14 Expressionist ................... 6 Sky Terrace ....................... 6 For Really†........................ 5 Peteski's Charm ............... 6 Lucky Pulpit .................... 18 Perfect Mandate .............. 21 Ministers Wild Cat ........... 46 Unusual Heat ................... 55 Silic (Fr) ...............................7

Races Won 2 2 3 4 2 3 1 5 6 22 18 0

Median Earnings/ Earnings Runner $41,539 52,834 138,232 24,440 20,721 13,157 24,383 133,785 119,145 273,735 540,473 15,842

$6,720 6,538 4,201 4,061 3,775 3,555 3,252 2,981 2,870 2,827 2,725 2,662

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

GOLDEN STATE SERIES Continued from page 1

The 2010 foal crop in California was approximately 1,891, and Burge expects more than half of those now two-year-olds to be nominated to the Golden State Series. “Early on, it’s been very positive,” he said of the response. “Even some of the larger farms are in to the 70 to 75 percent range in regards to nominating two-year-olds. That’s way above what we budgeted. We thought it would be good if we could get 55 percent of the foal crop. We are hoping for a little more than 1,000.” The 27-race program, worth $4.65 million, emphasizes races for two- and three-year-olds. Opportunities for those age groups were increased from 12 races worth $1.275 million in 2011 to 18 races

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worth $3.6 million this year. Some races in the series have been run in the past, while others are new. The first new races are two $200,000 sprints for 3-year-olds over 6 1/2 furlongs at Santa Anita on March 31 —the Echo Eddie Stakes and the Evening Jewel Stakes for fillies. Two upcoming races for three-year-olds have had purses greatly enhanced. At Hollywood Park on April 28, the Snow Chief Stakes for three-year-olds over 1 1/8 miles will be worth $300,000, an increase of $150,000 from 2011. The Melair Stakes for three-year-old fillies over 1 1/16 miles on the same day has been raised from $125,000 to $300,000.—continued at, By Steve Andersen. Click here to read more PUblIsHEr’s noTE: This article has been republished with permission from

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weekly Update 2011 CTBA Cal-Bred Champions Continued From Page 1

Champion Sire of California Conceived Foals by Number of Winners—Tribal Rule, owned by Ballena Vista Farm and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wygod. Champion Freshman Sire of California Conceived Foals by Earnings—Awesome Gambler, owned by Pete Walski and Terry Lovingier. Champion Breeders of California Foaled Thoroughbreds by Earnings—Old English Rancho. Trainer of the Year Award—Donald Warren. Champion California-bred Two-Year-Old Female—Ismene, bred by Stephen Ferraro, owned by Stephen Ferraro, trained by Bill Spawr, sired by Tribal Rule. Champion California-bred Two-Year-Old Male—Rousing Sermon, bred by Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, sired by Lucky Pulpit. Champion California-bred Three-Year-Old Female—Teddy’s Promise, bred by Ted and Judy Nichols, owned by Ted and Judy Nichols, trained by Ron Ellis, sired by Salt Lake. Champion California-bred Three-Year-Old Male—Burns, bred by Madeline Auerbach, David Abrams and Sonny Pais, owned by M. Auerbach and Alfred Pais, trained by Barry Abrams, sired by Unusual Heat.

Champion California-bred Older Male—Acclamation, bred by Old English Rancho, owned by Peter and Mary Hilvers and E.W. and Judy Johnston, trained by Don Warren, sired by Unusual Heat. Champion California-bred Turf Horse—Acclamation, bred by Old English Rancho, owned by Peter and Mary Hilvers and E.W. and Judy Johnston, trained by Don Warren, sired by Unusual Heat. Champion California-bred Older Female—Ultra Blend, bred by BnD Chase Thoroughbreds and Elven Adams, owned by Nels Erickson, trained by Art Sherman, sired by Richly Blended. Champion California-bred Sprinter—Amazombie, bred by Gregg Anderson, owned by Thomas Sanford and Bill Spawr, trained by Bill Spawr, sired by Northern Afleet. Also at the dinner, Buddy Johnston and the Cal-bred champions Brown Bess and Quicken Tree were inducted into the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Hall of Fame and Oak Tree Racing Association received the first Frank “Scoop” Vessels Award of Merit for outstanding service to the Thoroughbred industry in California. CTBA Past President Leigh Ann Howard was presented the inaugural Presidents Award for service to the California equine industry.

acclamation's owner Has Plenty of lucky stars To Count By JAY HOVDEY, posted February 9, 2012, On Monday night in Pasadena, Eclipse Award champion Acclamation will receive another honor when the California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association names him its 2011 Cal-bred horse of the year. To be accurate, the envelope is still sealed, and the Eclipse Award champion sprinter Amazombie deserves a standing “O” as well. But if there is another name other than Acclamation’s inside, look for a recount, or a riot. Buddy Johnston, the man who bred and races Acclamation in partnership with his wife, daughter and son-in-law, would love to be there to accept the honor on behalf of his horse. Stir in the fact that Johnston, the son of California racing pioneer Ellwood “Pieman” Johnston, is to be inducted into the CTBA Hall of Fame, and the evening takes on even greater significance. Johnston will be forgiven, though, if he sits this one out. Right now, he’s busy counting his lucky stars, and there are many, having tiptoed right up to the edge of the abyss as a result of heart attack two weeks ago that required emergency surgery to open an arterial blockage and, well, save his life.

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“I was scheduled that day for eye surgery, but the night before I wasn’t feeling good at all,” Johnston said Thursday morning. “My doctor canceled the eye surgery and had me injected with the isotope dye to find where a blockage might be. I was sitting there, waiting my turn, when I must have made some sort of gasping sound. I guess my heart stopped. “The next thing I knew I had about a dozen people around me, with somebody administering CPR,” Johnston continued. “They put me on a gurney and instead of wheeling me through the crowded hospital, about five of them ran me outside in the rain and down the blacktop service roads to where they did the angiograms. They told me I started to fade again, but they got the angiogram done, found the blockage, and got a stent in there. If I’d been anywhere else but that hospital corridor, I wouldn’t have made it.”.—continued at Click here to read more PUblIsHEr’s noTE: This article has been republished with permission from


weekly Update CHrb names medication advisory Committee Renowned trainer John Shirreffs has been named chair of a newly created Medication Advisory Committee, which will provide input and consultation with the CHRB Medication and Track Safety Committee as it continues to address critical issues relating to equine medication and the health and safety of all racing participants. Commissioner Bo Derek, who chairs the Medication and Track Safety Committee, also named Scott Chaney and Lou Raffetto to the three-member advisory panel. Chaney is a steward on the Southern California thoroughbred circuit. Raffetto is president of the Thoroughbred Owners of California. “We are very fortunate that three individuals with their levels of expertise have stepped up and volunteered to work with our committee to help deal with some of the most significant issues in horse racing today,” said Commissioner Derek. “They will complement the excellent support we’re already receiving from Dr. Rick Arthur, our equine medical director, and other faculty at UC Davis. Together they will provide the California Horse Racing Board with the input we require to make well-informed, critical decisions affecting all of horse racing.” Some of the issues currently before the Medication and Track Safety Committee include the national proposal to eliminate or greatly restrict the administration of medication to horses in races, continued monitoring of the CHRB Track Safety Program in an effort to identify the causes of equine racing injuries with the goal of reducing them, and

various drug-testing issues pertaining to the health of the horse and the integrity of racing. Shirreffs, while popularly known for his conditioning and management of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, as well as Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic winner Life Is Sweet and Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo, has for some years been quietly involved in the regulatory process for matters pertaining to racetrack surfaces, equine medication, horseshoeing practices, drug testing, and related concerns. He has attended numerous CHRB meetings to provide a horseman’s perspective on proposed rules, procedures, and policies. Raffetto also will provide a horsemen’s perspective as the representative of the official thoroughbred owners’ organization in California. Raffetto previously served as racing secretary at Laurel Park, assistant general manager at Monmouth Park, executive vice president of racing at Suffolk Downs, and chief operating officer of the Maryland Jockey Club. Chaney earned a law degree at USC after graduating from Dartmouth College, passed the California Bar exam, and currently is licensed to practice law in California. He became interested in working in the horseracing business while walking hots and grooming for Darrell Vienna during the summers while attending USC. After law school, he became Vienna’s assistant. He became a California steward in 2005 and has since worked with the Medication and Track Safety Committee and the Board on a variety of projects.

CHrb annual report online The California Horse Racing Board’s Annual Report for fiscal year 2010-11 and racing year 2011 is now available on the CHRB Website ( under”Publications.” The CHRB no longer publishes a print edition of the Annual Report. To read click here

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Exchange wagering Grilled at CHrb meeting Exchange wagering in California drew some strong opposition from The Stronach Group and several horsemen's organizations during its first California Horse Racing Board committee hearing February 9 at Santa Anita Park. Commissioners David Israel and Richard Rosenberg heard testimony regarding implementation of exchange wagering in the state following passage of state legislation enabling it. At the end of the four-hour meeting, they took no action on a set of proposed rules developed by CHRB staff. “It seems to me this isn’t cooked yet,” Israel said at the conclusion. “There are too many objections by too many stakeholders. This has to be fully contemplated and the rules and regulations need to be tied down. We need to be realistic about how much time it’s going to take.” Exchange wagering allows bettors, using advance deposit, to post and accept odds to either “back” or “lay” individual horses. It is a popular form of betting in the United Kingdom. But it has not been tried in the United States, where it is illegal in most jurisdictions. The ADW firm Betfair/TVG is strongly endorsing exchange wagering and has the support of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. But others, including the Thoroughbred Owners of California, spoke against implementation of exchange wagering. Most cited integrity issues raised because a bettor could wager on a horse to lose. —continued at, By Tracy Gantz Click here to read more PUblIsHEr’s noTE: This article has been republished with permission from

weekly Update Jim murray memorial Fundraiser saturday, march 24 The Jim Murray Memorial Foundation Spring Fundraiser will be held Saturday, March 24, at Santa Anita Park Race Track. The “Day at the Races” includes reserved Turf Club seats with a great view of the races followed by a cocktail reception, dinner and dancing in the Chandelier Room with live music.

Tickets are $150 per person. Live Auction Prizes include a personalized guided tour of the stables, training session, instruction from one of the top thoroughbred trainers and box/turf club seats for the races. A special race will be named for the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation.

winners Foundation Golf Tournament monday, april 9 In an effort to raise $250,000, the Winners Foundation, a non-profit organization established to provide guidance to workers and family members of California’s horse racing community facing alcohol or drug related challenges, will host a fund-raising golf tournament on Monday, April 9, at the Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland. Participants can register, and those interested in sponsoring the event can do so, on the event’s website, The event will offer a tourney format with a Shotgun Start at approximately 12 p.m. with check-in time starting at 10 a.m. Custom made plaques featuring a classic golf photograph of famous holes will be awarded to each member of the first, second and third place foursome. Registration fee will include a golfer gift bag, a copy of The Garrett Gomez Story: A Jockey’s Journey Through Addicton & Salvation, by Rudolph Alvarado with Garrett Gomez, as well as lunch and dinner. Golfers can register to play a round of golf with multiple Eclipse Award winner Garrett Gomez or a number of other prominent jockeys. Golfers may also purchase a foursome or individual package. The tourney will feature exciting hole-in-one contests, a longest drive and a closest to the pin contest, a putting contest, on the course poker tourney, and a guess your drive contest. Prizes offered will include TaylorMade equipment, three Days/two Nights at Terribles Hotel-Las Vegas, $10,000.00 cash, round-trip domestic airline tickets for two, your choice from a premium golf package consisting of TaylorMade irons or driver, or a golf GPS

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device. Golfers will also have an opportunity to win items from a premium electronics package consisting of an Ipod Video, a Sony Digital Camera or a Westinghouse Flat Screen Television. All prizes will be awarded and tournament winners recognized during an Awards Dinner Banquet featuring guest speaker Garrett Gomez. He will be speaking about the new book detailing his years of addicton which was written by Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award winning biographer Rudolph Alvarado with his input. For those wishing to attend the Awards Dinner Banquet only, tickets are available on the event’s website. As part of the evening’s festivities, diners will have an opportunity to bid on a number of items such as a round of golf at San Gabriel Country Club with Garrett Gomez, a nine-hole playing lesson for two with PGA Class Instructor Gene Hori at Malibu Golf Club, a Big Bear Getaway for two nights for up to six people, a two night stay at Montage Luxury Hotel and Resort in Laguna Beach or Beverly Hills, and more. Aside from the live bidding taking place during the awards banquet dinner, those interested can also bid on items featured exclusively on the event’s website. Winners of these prizes will be based on the highest bid received online by 12 a.m. on April 9. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Winners Foundation’s ongoing effort to meet the goals and the mission of the organization. To learn more about the event visit, or contact the organization’s Executive Director, Bob Fletcher, at 626-574-6498 or by e-mail at

weekly Update Dawn mellen To speak at The California Thoroughbred Farm managers association Dawn Mellen, founder of After the Finish Line, will be the guest speaker at the California Thoroughbred Farm Managers Association meeting Tuesday, February 21, at the San Luis Rey Golf Resort. Mellen will speak about After the Finish Line’s mission to rescue retired racehorses and re-train them for other useful roles. Contact CTFMA at The $15 fee includes dinner. For more information, go to

Jockeys' Charity basketball Game set The 45th annual Santa Anita Jockeys/Holy Angels charity basketball game will take place February 23, at La Salle High School in Pasadena, California, with proceeds to benefit the Holy Angels athletic program and the Kentucky-based Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. Game time is 7 p.m. The Eye on Jacob Foundation will co-sponsor the event, which will again have the support of Hall of Fame jockeys Eddie Delahoussaye, Laffit Pincay Jr., Gary Stevens and Mike Smith. All of these legendary jockeys will be available from 6-7 p.m. and at halftime to autograph photos and other memorabilia. They will all serve as honorary captains as well. Top jockey David Flores will again be the jockeys’ game captain. “This is something we look forward to every year,” said Flores in a release. “It’s just a fun night and it’s great to be able to bring our families and have some laughs—and who knows, we might even win. “It’s nice to be able to meet all the young kids from Holy Angels and to be able to raise money for their school and for the PDJF. Racing is a great game, but it’s also very dangerous. There are a lot of guys around the country who have been injured badly and we need to try and do all that we can for them.” The Eye on Jacob Foundation is named for the 13-year-old son of Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux, who was diagnosed several years ago with Usher’s Syndrome, a rare disorder that causes loss of hearing, imbalance, and eventual loss of sight in approximately 12,000 children in the United States.— continued at, By Blood-Horse Staff Click here to read more PUblIsHEr’s noTE: This article has been republished with permission from

Thoroughbred aftercare alliance Formed A broad-based group of Thoroughbred industry stakeholders announced February 9 the establishment of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), an organization designed to serve as both the accrediting body for aftercare facilities that care for Thoroughbreds following the conclusion of their racing careers and a fundraising body to support these approved facilities. Funded initially by seed money from Breeders’ Cup, The Jockey Club, and Keeneland Association, the TAA is comprised of owners, trainers, breeders, racetracks, jockeys, aftercare professionals, and other industry groups. “It is our responsibility as owners, tracks, breeders, trainers, jockeys, bloodstock agents, and anyone who has a stake in the game to take responsibility for the aftercare of these great animals who are the keystone of our sport,” said TAA board president and Thoroughbred owner Jack Wolf. “Securing support and funding from Breeders' Cup, The Jockey Club, Keeneland, and so many other great organizations speaks to the credibility and importance of our effort and is so greatly appreciated.” Additional support of the TAA has been provided by Adena Springs North, CARMA, Fasig-Tipton, The Jockeys’ Guild, New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, the New York Racing Association, Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company, and Thoroughbred Charities of America. The organization also received staff support from Thoroughbred Charities of America, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association. The NTRA will continue to provide that support on an ongoing basis.—continued at, By Blood-Horse Staff Click here to read more PUblIsHEr’s noTE: This article has been republished with permission from

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rECEnT EarnErs oF THE maIDEn bonUs ProGram • bruce Headley & Irwin & andrew molasky owners of Cyclometer earned $20,000 on February 9th at santa anita Park • nizar a. abuljadayel, owner of Teraad earned $20,000 on February 10th at santa anita Park • lloyd mason & Jack randall, owners of ribot belle, earned $10,000 on February 12th at Golden Gate Fields • richard bell, owner of abella earned $20,000 on February 12th at santa anita Park

acupuncture To reduce General anesthesia After reading about a study in which electroacupuncture reduced dogs’ need for general anesthetics for some surgical procedures, a research team wondered if the same might be true for horses. “Inhalant anesthetics are commonly used to maintain general anesthesia in horses,” explained Laura Romanò, DVM, a private practitioner from Italy, during the 2011 American Association of Equine Practitioners annual convention held November 18-22 in San Antonio, Texas. However, compared with other species, horses have a higher risk of cardiac (heart) problems and myopathy (muscle problems) associated with general anesthesia. Thus, reducing the amount of anesthetic required in horses could minimize these undesirable side effects. Anesthetic delivery to any patient is adjusted continually throughout an anesthetic session to maintain the desired depth of anesthesia and the patient’s physiologic parameters (heart/respiratory rates, etc.). Thus, if outside factors (such as acupuncture) increase the patient’s level of sedation, then less anesthetic drug would be necessary.—, Click here to read more PUblIsHEr’s noTE: This article has been republished with permission from

weekly Update CTba offers new Format For magazine’s Foal Photos Starting with the April 2012 issue of California Thoroughbred, the official publication of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA), this year’s crop of foals born in the Golden State will be included as full-page advertorials with each page featuring six foals from a specific Thoroughbred farm, including detailed information on every foal and that facility. For this service, a fee of $500 per page will be charged, representing a discount of more than 50 percent on the cost of a regular full-page advertisement in the monthly magazine. The deadline for submitting photos of California-bred foals located at one farm in sets of five for a particular issue will be the first of the month prior to that magazine; Feb. 1 for the March issue; March 1 for the April issue; April 1 for the May issue; May 1 for the June issue; June 1 for the July issue; and July 1 for the Aug. issue. All photos submitted need to be at a high quality resolution of at least 300 dpi and include the details of the foal’s sire, dam, sex, date of birth and breeder, and the magazine reserves the right to request a replacement image. For further information about this new innovation, please contact either the magazine’s Managing Editor, Rudi Groothedde, at, or its Advertising Manager, Loretta Veiga, at Additionally, breeders and farms are still welcome to submit individual photos of their 2012 foals for inclusion on the CTBA’s web site,, copies of which can be sent to its Managing Editor, Ken Gurnick, at

The bureau of land management seeks Pasture Facilities To Care For wild Horses As part of its responsibility to manage and protect wild horses and burros, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is soliciting bids for new publicly accessible pasture facilities located in the continental United States that provide a free-roaming environment. The solicitation is for one or more long-term pasture facilities accommodating 400 to 2,000 wild horses. Each pasture facility must be able to provide humane care for a one-year period, with a renewal option under BLM contract for nine one-year extensions. The BLM could require one or two public and/or media tours hosted by BLM staff and the contractor during the life of the contract. Read the unlikely story of a woman who quit her Washington, D.C., area office job to open the racehorse placement program LOPE in Beyond the Homestretch. The solicitation is open until April 10 and is 100 percent set aside for small businesses under the North American Industry Classification System. The BLM's bidding requirements are posted in solicitation L12PS00118, the details of which are available at . To obtain the solicitation: • Click on “Search Public Opportunities”; • Under Search Criteria, select “Reference Number”; • Enter the solicitation number (L12PS00118); and • Click “Search” and the solicitation information will appear. The solicitation form describes what to information submit and where to send it. Applicants must be registered at to be considered for a contract award.—, Press Release. PUblIsHEr’s noTE: This article has been republished with permission from

Equine medicine seminar at UC Davis UC Davis is holding an education seminar on equine medicine for the horse owner Saturday, February 25, at Gladys Valley Hall, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The event, sponsored by Equine Medicine Service of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Center for Equine Health, will touch on these issues: newborn foal critical care, Oleander toxicity, equine metabolic syndrome, equine herpes-1 update, dealing with the recumbent horse. There will be no charge for the seminar, but donations will be accepted for the VMTH, Equine Medical Service. RSVPs are requested to: Lorna Robles at or at 530-752-7024.

Changes To Investment Incentives For 2012 Two investment incentives for business that were available for horse owners in 2011 were not included in federal legislation recently passed by Congress to continue the payroll tax deduction through February 2012. As a result, both incentives change to the levels below for 2012. Section 179 Expense Allowance—allows taxpayers to write off the cost of new or used qualified depreciable property, up to $125,000, if the property is purchased and placed in service before January 1, 2013. The expense allowance is reduced dollar for dollar once investments exceed $500,000. In 2010 and 2011, the expense allowance was $500,000 with a $2 million phaseout level. Bonus Depreciation—allows taxpayers to write off 50 percent of the cost of new qualified depreciable property if the property is purchased and placed in service before January 1, 2013. Property is new if its original use commences with the taxpayer. Beginning on September 8, 2010 and through 2011, bonus depreciation was 100 percent for eligible property. The expense allowance and bonus depreciation may be used together. Congress is negotiating to extend the payroll tax deduction through 2012 and these negotiations may impact the expense allowance or bonus depreciation. The NTRA will communicate any changes in this space.

nTra releases Congressional outlook The National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s federal lobbying team on Capitol Hill has issued a report entitled the Congressional Outlook: Spring 2012 that takes a look at the following legislative issues: • Budget control/debt ceiling • Payroll tax cut • Tax reform • Energy • Farm bill reauthorization • Healthcare • Telecommunications & technology For more information, visit



ImPorTanT EVEnTs & DaTEs wEDnEsDay, FEbrUary 15 AnnuAl RegistRAtion of CAliFoRniA stAllions is due at a fee of $1,000 each Contact Assistant Registrar Dawn gerber: wEDnEsDay, FEbrUary 15 DeADline golDen stAte seRies Wednesday, February 15, 2012 is the Deadline to nominate Cal-bred/Cal-sired 2-Year-olds For the golDen stAte seRies. the Fee is $300 per entry Contact Registrar & incentive Program Manager: Mary ellen locke: TUEsDay, FEbrUary 21, 2012 Monthly meeting of the CAliFoRniA thoRoughBReD FARM MAnAgeRs AssoCiAtion (CtFMA) will be held tuesday, Feb. 21, at san luis Rey golf Resort Dawn Mellon, founder of After the Finish line, will be the guest speaker , the $15 cost includes dinner. contact CtFMA at

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entRies Close MARCh 23RD FoR BARRetts MAY sAle oF tWo-YeAR-olDs in tRAining on MAY 14th at the hinds Pavilion, Fairplex Park, Pomona training Preview: May 11th (909) 629-3099 • •

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JiM MuRRAY MeMoRiAl FounDAtion sPRing FunDRAiseR at santa Anita Park Race track “Day at the Races” includes reserved turf Club seats with a great view of the races followed by a cocktail reception, dinner and dancing in the Chandelier Room with live music. tickets are $150 per person. For more info Call: 760-771-8972 •

aPrIl (date to be determined) AFteR the Finish line,will hold a comedy fundraiser 2nd Annual comedy fundraiser “stand up For horses”, iMPRoV, los Angeles, Calif. silent auction 6:30pm—8pm, showtime 8pm—9:30pm Please contact to donate silent auction items.

California-bred Flashback: blue Eyed Danny On February 8, 1992, Blue Eyed Danny, a son of Blue Eyed Davy, won the $50,000 Albany Handicap at Golden Gate Fields, with Lucky Baba second and Due to the King finishing third in a field of eight. Blue Eyed Danny was trained by Jose Silva and ridden by Rafael Meza. He ran the six furlongs in 1:09 1/5 on a good track and won by 1 1/4 lengths at odds of 5-1. Blue Eyed Danny was the second of nine foals out of the Native Charger mare Dora Maar, who also produced Dora’s Tower, broodmare of grade I winner Proud Tower Two, grade III winner Proud Tower and multiple stakes winner Proud Cardenal. The Albany was Blue Eyed Danny’s fifth win in 22 starts. He placed in four other stakes and finished his career with five wins in 24 starts and earnings of $235,585. Blue Eyed Danny was bred by owner Tricar Stables and was foaled at Walnut Wood Farm in San Jacinto.

California Weekly Hay Report From Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 For Any Questions On This List Please Contact: 888-375-7403


Last Week:



Last Year:


Compared to last week: Domestic Alfalfa traded mostly steady, with a slight weaker tone noted in Southern California. Retail/Stable hay traded mostly steady. Demand was moderate to good for all classes with moderate trade activity. Producers in Regions 1 through 3 continue to be concerned about current moisture levels. Hay continues to dribble in from Nevada. Regions 4 and 5 trade is slow, largely due to a dwindling inventory and work on previously committed contracts. Region 6 producers are in varying stages of production, several have baled up their second round of clippings. Many noting resistance to price but values remain mostly constant with the previous clipping. All prices are reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.

REGION #1: NORTH INTER-MOUNTAIN: Siskiyou, Modoc, Shasta, Lassen, and Plumas

Tons Price Fair 100 $230–230 Fair 100 $260–260

Wtd. Ave. $230 $260

All prices reported FOB the stack or delivered barn unless Alfalfa Retail/light< 80-125 lb bales otherwise noted.




Wtd. Ave.

$270–270 $270 SACRAMENTO VALLEY: Premium 75 Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Alfalfa Retail/light< 80-125 lb bales Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Sierra Nevada, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Solano, Sacramento, Amador, and Alpine




Wtd. Ave.

NORTHERN $304.26 delivered Supreme 1,175 $300–305 SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY: Alfalfa Retail/light< 80-125 lb bales San Joaquin, Calaveras, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Mono, Merced and Mariposa

All prices reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.

All prices reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.

Tons Price Wtd. Ave. All prices reported CENTRAL delivered Supreme 25 $335–335 $335 FOB the stack or SAN JOAQUIN Premium 2,000 $300–300 $300 contracted barn unless VALLEY: otherwise noted. Premium 100 $315–315 $315 delivered Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Inyo. 130 lb-2,000 lb large and small squares


Region #5: SOUTHERN Supreme CALIFORNIA: Premium Kern, Good Northeast Los Angeles, and Western San Bernardino.

Region #6: SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA: Eastern San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial Valley

Supreme Premium Premium Good Fair/Good

Tons 50 575 25

Price Wtd. Ave. $310–320 $315 $290–300 $294.35 $280–280 $280

All prices reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.

Alfalfa Retail/light< 80-125 lb bales

Tons Price Wtd. Ave. 100 $290–290 $290 725 $270–280 $274.31 150 $320–320 $320 125 $260–265 $262 200 $250–250 $250


All prices reported FOB the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.

Alfalfa Retail/light< 80-125 lb bales FOB—FRee ON BOARD WTD. AVe.—WeiGhTeD AVeRAGe


Alfalfa hay test guidelines, (for domestic livestock use and not more than 10% grass), used with visual appearance and intent of sale quantitative factors are approximate and many factors can affect feeding value. Supreme Premium Good Fair Utility

ADF <27 27-29 29-32 32-35 >35

NDF <34 34-36 36-40 40-44 >44

RFV >185 170-185 150-170 130-150 <130

TDN-100% >62 60.5-62 58-60 56-58 <56

TDN-90% >55.9 54.5-55.9 52.5-54.5 50.5-52.5 <50.5

CP-100% >22 20-22 18-20 16-18 <16

ADF = Acid Detergent Fiber; NDF = Neutral Detergent Fiber; RFV = Relative Feed Value; TDN = Total Digestible nutrients, CP = Crude Protein, RFV calculated using the Wis/Minn formula. TDN calculated using the western formula. Values based on 100% dry matter, TDN both 90% and 100%.

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Cal-bred maiden winners In north america: February 6–12, 2012 anCIEnT arT Feb. 12 (SA, $19,700 MCL.) warren's City art. Benjamin C. Warren's dk. b. f., 4, by Ancient Art—Big City Lights by Victory Gallop. breeder: benjamin C. warren. Trainer: Jorge Gutierrez. Jockey: Rafael Bejarano.


ballena Vista Farm (760) 789-3900 Feb. 9 (SA, $19,700 MCL.) sunshine High. Harris Farms Inc.'s ch. m., 5, by Benchmark—Brite Sunny Day by High Brite. breeder: Harris Farms. Trainer: Sean McCarthy. Jockey: Mario Gutierrez. Feb. 12 (SA, $57,400 MSW.) abella. Richard A. Bell's b. f., 4, by Benchmark— Poppy Seed by Bertrando. breeder: richard a. bell. Trainer: Thomas H. Blincoe. Jockey: Martin A. Pedroza.

bEsT mInIsTEr Feb. 11 (GG, $8,515 MCL.) Jule's Gold. Miedema Reiz Racing Stable's dk. b. f., 3, by Best Minister—Aunt Polly by Raise a Champion. breeder: miedema/reiz racing stable. Trainer: Robert B. Hess Sr. Jockey: Juan J. Hernandez.

branD namE Feb. 8 (PM, $4,100 MCL.) Enrollment. Robert Ross' b. g., 4, by Brand Name—Bobbie Wagner by Son of Briartic. breeders: marian Fortier and robert ross. Trainer: Neil Knapp. Jockey: Javier Matias.

CaT DrEams Feb. 12 (SA, $25,350 MCL.) Flower Power. George F. and Mary Clare Schmitt's dk. b. c., 3, by Cat Dreams—Paper Flower by Bertrando. breeders: George F. and mary Clare schmitt. Trainer: Jeff Bonde. Jockey: Antonio L. Castanon.

CyCloTron Feb. 9 (SA, $74,550 MSW.) Cyclometer. Bruce Headley and Irwin and Andrew Molasky's ch. c., 4, by Cyclotron—Moana Loa by Eastern Echo. breeders: bruce Headley and Irwin and andrew molasky. Trainer: Bruce Headley. Jockey: Joseph Talamo.


Decarchy—Static Discharge by Explodent. breeder: Charlotte m. wrather. Trainer: Mike Chambers. Jockey: Anne Von Rosen.

breeders: wayne and Peggy atwell. Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Jockey: Frank T. Alvarado.

FlamE THrowEr


Feb. 7 (TUP, $5,500 MCL.) Flame It. Miguel A. Silva's dk. b. f., 3, by Flame Thrower—Rockeyhillcat by Flying Continental. breeders: Greg James and roger wynn. Trainer: Miguel A. Silva. Jockey: Geovanni Franco.

Feb. 12 (LA, $6,547 MCL.) la India Elegant. Julian M. Morfin's dk. b. f., 4, by Phonetics—Icy n' Elegant by Ice Age. breeder: running luck ranch llC. Trainer: Charles S. Treece. Jockey: Eulices Gomez.

In ExCEss (IrE) Feb. 9 (GG, $9,718 MCL.) american Excess. Russell Charvonia and Brian J. Pitnick's dk. b. g., 5, by In Excess (Ire)— Ribbons by Beau Genius. breeder: riders Up racing stable llC. Trainer: Brian J. Pitnick. Jockey: Juan J. Hernandez. Feb. 9 (GG, $8,515 MCL.) Churchbellsringing. Steven Miyadi's dk. b. f., 4, by In Excess (Ire)—Heavenly Bells by Cryptoclearance. breeder: Vessels stallion Farm llC. Trainer: Steven Miyadi. Jockey: Alejandro Gomez.

Iron CaT Feb. 11 (GG, $9,035 MCL.) steely wonder. Charles Anderson, Larry Bellusa, Robert Gannon, Eddie Rich and Roleen Silva's gr./ro. c., 4, by Iron Cat—Forever Mango by Bold Badgett. breeder: Geri Forrester. Trainer: Eduardo L. Rich. Jockey: Francisco Duran.

ministers wild Cat

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds (805) 686-4337 Feb. 8 (TUP, $5,500 MCL.) wild Cat's Prize. Patrick Gleason's b. g., 3, by Ministers Wild Cat—Prized Policy by Beau Monde (Ire). breeders: marilyn Keller and marilyn Jacks. Trainer: Patrick Gleason. Jockey: Stephan Heiler. Feb. 9 (SA, $27,700 MCL.) showmethemoneyjim. Jerry Pena and Steve Snook's dk. b. g., 3, by Ministers Wild Cat— Moonstone Bay by Skywalker. breeders: Jim and michelle Gustafson. Trainer: Jeff Mullins. Jockey: Eswan Flores.


magali Farms (805) 693-1777 Feb. 8 (TUP, $5,500 MCL.) Exponential. Mary Kroh's dk. b. f., 4, by

Feb. 11 (GG, $9,035 MCL.) bits and bobs. Jerry Hollendorfer, Nakkashian, Hagop and Team Green's b. f., 3, by Onebadshark—P R's Princess by Surachai.

roar Feb. 12 (GG, $37,570 MSW.) ribot belle. Lloyd C. Mason and Jack Randall's dk. b. f., 3, by Roar—Hoochie Coochie by His Majesty. breeders: Dr. and mrs. william T. Gray. Trainer: Lloyd C. Mason. Jockey: Kerwin John.

roman DanCEr Feb. 10 (GG, $16,500 MCL.) roman sun. Lorraine and Rod Rodriguez's b. c., 3, by Roman Dancer—Summer Bay by Meadowlake. breeders: rod and lorraine rodriguez. Trainer: Greg C. James. Jockey: Leslie Mawing.


Harris Farms (559) 884-2859 Feb. 11 (SA, $24,750 MCL.) Tizpat. Lathrop G. Hoffman's gr./ro. g., 3, by Tizbud—Dayglogreen by Comet Shine. breeder: lathrop G. Hoffman. Trainer: Jerry M. Fanning. Jockey: Victor Espinoza.

UnbrIDlED man Feb. 9 (GG, $16,500 MCL.) Kleine. Joseph Brook's b. f., 3, by Unbridled Man—Stormy Stitch by Summer Squall. breeder: Joseph brook. Trainer: Joseph Brook. Jockey: Abel Cedillo.

Maiden Winners This is a list, arranged in order of sire, of California-foaled Thorough-breds who broke their maidens in the U.S. and Canada during the month indicated. The information contained on these pages is compiled aby 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.

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CTba CTBA magazine Magazine Update Update The January 2012 issue of California Thoroughbred, the official publication of The March 2012 issue of California Thoroughbred, the official publication of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA), has now been the California Breeders Association nowthe into procompleted andThoroughbred is currently being mailed out to its (CTBA), subscribersisand CTBA duction and featured as this edition’s cover story is an extensive section on the membership. Featured as this edition’s cover story are the latest inductees into 2011 California-bred champions who were honored at The Westin Pasadena the CTBA’s California Hall of Fame; E. W. “Buddy” Johnston and the hotel on FebruaryBrown 13. Bess and Quicken Tree. California-breds Besides these articles, the California Champion Besides this article, thefeaturing latest magazine also includes manyOlder other Male, featureTurf stoHorse and Horse of the Year, Acclamation, and his fellow Cal-bred champions ries of interest, such as: an In Memoriam tribute to Cal-bred Indian Charlie, the Amazombie Ultra Blend (Older Female), Burns (Three-Year-Old 1998 Santa (Sprinter), Anita Derby (grade I) winner who became a successful sire in Male), Teddy’s Promise (Three-Year-Old Female), Rousing Sermon Kentucky prior to his death on December 15; an Industry Insight piece(Two-Yearon “Luck,” Old Male) andseries Ismene (Two-Year-Old Female), the latest magazineasalso includes the television starring Dustin Hoffman that uses horseracing its backdrop and which premieres on the HBO channel Sunday, JanuaryProfile 29; a on CTBA many other feature stories of interest, such as: on a CTBA Member Ted Member Profile on Summer Mayberry, the they breeder California Packother Your and Judy Nichols, whose first Thoroughbred bredinand owned isofnone Bags Teddy’s who won the $55,000 County Sprint Stakes at ZiaSale Parkofin New Mexico than Promise; both aLea preview of the Barretts March Selected Twoon November 13; a preview of the January Mixed Sale, being held in the Year-Olds in Training being held inBarretts the Hinds Pavilion at Faiprlex in Pomona on Hinds Pavilion Fairplex in Barretts Pomona January on Monday, January 23; awas historical March 5, and a at review of the Mixed Sale that held at look the the three $100,000 black-type races forofCal-breds at Santa Park’s Sunshine same venue on January 23; a wrap-up the victory by theAnita Cal-bred three-yearMillions day B onAwesome Saturday,inJanuary 28,III, the Crystal Santa Water,Ysabel Sensational Star and old filly Willa the grade $100,000 Stakes at Santa Valentine Dancer Stakes; a wrap-up of the win by Cal-bred Stoney Fleece in the Anita Park on January 28; reviews of the respective wins that same Sunshine grade III, $100,000 Generous Stakes at Hollywood Park on November 27; reviews Millions day at Santa Anita by Compari, Holladay Road and Chokecherymary in of the victories by the Cal-bred duo of Tiz Flirtatious and Mensa Heat in the Sensational Star, Crystal Water and Valentine Dancer Stakes, all $100,000 Hollywood Park’s $85,800 Cat’s Cradle Handicap and $84,500 On Trust events, as well as the victory by fellow Cal-Bred Unzip Me in the same Arcadia Handicap on December 11 and December 18, respectively; an Another Man’s track’s $86,600 Wishing Well Stakes on January 29; a Horse Care educational Treasure article on Yeah Me Do, the 28-year-old Cal-bred who is enjoying his piece about at Clostridium in neonatal foals that retirement Dallas andinfections Donna Keen’s Remember Me provides Racehorseinformation Rescue in about this disease and its symptoms, prevention and treatment; annual Burleson, Texas; a Horse Care editorial that focuses on the importancethe of ensuring California Statistical Review, featuring those breeders, stallions and Cal-breds that rabies remains an uncommon ailment in horses; the biographies and mission who enjoyedofstakes success 2011; Guest Forum contribution “Forbidden statements Jeanne Canty,inWill DeaBurgh, John Harris and Petetitled Parrella, the four Fruit” which provides a tongue-in-cheek plan to invigorate the sport of horse racCTBA members who are on the ballot for the 2012 election to the association’s ing; andofall the many interesting anda informative departments and Board Directors forother a three-year term; Guest Forumfeatures, contribution titled “Past columns that this publication’s loyal readers look forward to every month. 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Record-Setting, Grade 1-Performing Multiple Stakes Winner N Saratoga 2yo maiden winner by 4 1/4 lengths and 2nd G1 Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland.

N Won Del Mar’s El Cajon S. at one mile by 3 lengths and a dual stakes-placed older horse, posting a 102 Beyer in his final start, Hollywood’s G2 Californian S. A full brother to record-setting, multiple Graded stakes winner SLEW’S TIZZY ($619,619), SLEW’S TIZNOW by Breeders’ Cup Classic TIZNOW, EW W’S T IZNO IZ NOW W iis sb y ttwo-time wo-titime B reed ders’’ C up Cl Clas sic i winner i TIZN TI ZNOW OW Horse of the Year and leading sire of more than 35 stakes winners. Out of a half-sister to 3 stakes winners, SLEW’S TIZNOW is from a pedigree that has produced more than 40 stakes winners under the first three dams, including G1 SWs HEATSEEKER, AL BAHATHRI, GLADIATORUS, etc. N Fee: $2,500 Live Foal No Booking Fees for 2012 Seasons / Stud Fees are payable Oct. 1 of year bred please visit for more details on our stallions Inquiries to Clay Murdock / P.O. Box 741, San Miguel, CA 93451 PH: (805) 467-3847 / FX: (805) 467-3919 / EM: /


N At three, Hollywood Park Track Record Setter in 1:40.34 for 1 1/16 miles, winning the War Chant S. by 3 3/4 lengths.

Happy Valentine’s Day From Victory Rose Thoroughbreds BEHRENS • 76% Starters/Foals • Average Earnings Per Starter $26,326 Multiple GI winner of $4,563,500 By classic winner and Champion 3-year-old Colt PLEASANT COLONY, sire of Champions PLEASANT TAP, ST JOVITE and PLEASANT STAGE

Pleasant Colony-Hot Novel, by Mari’s Book Fee: $3,000-LF

GLOBALIZE • 69% Winners/Starters and Average Earnings Per Starter $29,020 Multiple Graded stakes winner of $623,650. By Classic winning millionaire SUMMER SQUALL, sire of Horse of the Year CHARISMATIC and Champion twoyear-old filly STORM SONG. 2011 stakes winners include CITY ROUTE and CELL LINE FOREVER.

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MANY RIVERS First Foals Arrive in 2012 By twice leading sire STORM CAT, sire of 180 stakes winners including twice leading sire GIANTS CAUSEWAY and champions STORM FLAG FLYING and SWEET CATOMINE. By CHRISTMAS IN AIKEN, sister to Bandito Barney, dam of Gr. I winner HARLANS HOLIDAY ($2,432,664). First foals arrive in 2012.

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New To Victory Rose SEA OF SECRETS • 79% Starters/Foals • 74% Winners/Starters • Average Earnings Per Starter $50,000+ Graded Stakes Winner SEA OF SECRETS Will Relocate to Victory Rose Thoroughbreds for the 2012 Breeding Season. A versatile stallion whose progeny have won from 6 to 13 furlongs. Progeny to race have amassed $16 million plus, including graded stakes winners SECRET GYPSY ($595,926), PRINCIPLE SECRET ($269,440) and graded stakes-placed MY MISS STORM CAT. 2011 stakes winners include HERMOSILLO, HALEY’S HALO and TYCHONIC CHOICE, stakes-placed Bythebeautifulsea, Hidden Expense and Shred the Secrets.

Storm Cat-Love From Mom, by Mr. Prospector Fee: $2,500-LF

BOLD CHIEFTAIN The Only Two-Time Cal Cup Classic Winner and the 50th Cal-Bred Millionaire A versatile racehorse who won on tapeta, grass and dirt. Graded stakes winner of 18 races, 14 in stakes with earnings of $1,683,181. Won the Gr. II, $150,000 San Francisco Mile, defeating Gr. I winner MONTEREY JAZZ. Only horse to win the California Cup Classic Hcp. at Oak Tree at Santa Anita twice, defeating CELTIC DREAMIN, LAVA MAN and LETHAL HEAT. Only horse to win the California Dreamin’ Hcp. at Del Mar twice. Won the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes at Santa Anita defeating Gr. I winners THE USUAL Q. T., ACCLAMATION and Gr. II winner ENRICHED.

Chief Seattle-Hooked On Music, by Seattle Dancer Fee: $3,000-LF

UNDER CAUTION Ranks in the Top Five Leading Freshman Sires in 2011 From his first crop he has sired A. P. Caution (3 length maiden winner) and placed runners A. P. Anna and Vitameatavegamin. By Horse of the Year and classic winner A. P. INDY. Out of the winning STORM CAT mare Coldheartedcat. She is a half-sister to classic winner CAVEAT, DEW LINE, BALTIC CHILL and Winters’ Love dam of TRANQUILITY LAKE ($1,662,390), and leading California sire BENCHMARK; granddam of AFTER MARKET ($903,685, sire), COURAGEOUS CAT ($1,165,760, Shoemaker Mile S.-G1, etc.) and JALIL.

A. P. Indy-Coldheartedcat, by Storm Cat Fee: $1,500-LF


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$10.00 A DAY 200 acres irrigated pasture with lots of lush grass, safely divided into 4- to 10-acre pastures. Individual paddocks available. Grain fed daily. Bring us your broodmares, foals, yearlings, lay-ups. Electronic supervised foaling stalls.

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. $185 per month. Standing for 2012–Pious. Contact Gloria Renteria 619-766-4557.

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DAEHLING RANCH 10045 Grant Line Rd. Elk Grove, CA 95624 916/685-4965


$35 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:

COLE RANCH MARE AND FOAL CARE: ✓ Free shipping to Cole Ranch with minimum 180 day boarding ✓ Free shipping to/from stallion (less fuel) ✓ Large irrigated grass pastures with shelters ✓ Video monitored/recorded foaling ✓ 24/7 barn attendant during foaling season ✓ Free Jockey Club and CTBA Cal-Bred registration ✓ Free halter breaking ✓ Discounts for more than two pregnant mares ✓ $2.00 for foal until weaned BOARDING/SALES PREP/LAYUPS AND TRAINING: ✓ Safe un-crowded irrigated pastures for mare and foal ✓ Best quality alfalfa and grain with supplements (ingredients listed on website. Bulk price at cost) ✓ Timely and comprehensive vaccinations, de-worming and hoof care ✓ Yearlings started meticulously with patients & kindness ready for the turmoil of the race track. View YouTube training progress online ✓ Sale prep horses will look and behave at their best ✓ Prefer high value horses Located between Southern and Northern Tracks or 559-535-4680

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

TWO-YEAR-OLD COLT BY TRIBAL RULE now with over $1 million in juvenile progeny earnings—for sale at $30,000 by Cole Ranch. Half-brother (Bertrando, 2009) sold for over $80,000. Excellent conformation with 60 days under saddle. Will happily consider partners with minimum of $1,500 (5%) buy-in and even monthly share of expenses. He’s turned out in a five-acre pasture now, then to Mike Puype’s barn at Hollywood Park around May. Pedigree in October 2011 catalogue online–Hip 89. Photos upon request at or (805) 990-3669.



FOR SALE OR LEASE. 2003 mare by Devil His Due out of Stakeplaced Load N Go by Prized. This mare is 3/4 to G1 winner Buckle Down Ben. Sells in-foal to Songandaprayer. Call Karen at 775-934-5332

TRAINER(S) WANTED: Breeder has progeny by JUMP START, EVEN THE SCORE, CHEROKEE RUN, etc., ready for the track. Looking for creative proposals for purse sharing, partnerships, syndicates, etc. Email:



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OWNER/BREEDER/TRAINER: Native Californian, grew up one-mile from Santa Anita Racetrack. Walked Hots in the early morning before high school. Hand-me-down knowledge from my father. I have 40+ years in the Thoroughbred industry. Breeding farms/leading trainers. Seek bloodstock agent (I have a keen eye for conformation & thorough knowledge of bloodlines), or assistant mgr./ breeding farm and/or weanling, yearling man. Have E.S.P. with equines through their body language. With my love, compassion & undersanding, I have an esoteric relationship with them. A non-smoker, no vices. Speak & understand most Spanish. Inquiries/references: John T. Perry c/o General Delivery, Pauma Valley, Calif. 92061. Have motor home & one Thoroughbred gelding by Mud Route.

CLASSICAL EUROPEAN-BRED HORSEMASTER. Desires total farm, ranch manager position preferably for European breeds such as Friesian, Lippizaner, Warm Blood, American Standardbred or Thoroughbred, starting colts, older sires, stallion. I have the following to offer: • Approximately 7 years tradining experience • Break into english saddle; sidesaddle only • Cross country; trail ride • Hunter/ jumper prep • Premium nutrition plan for sport horses; performance horses • Gentle, loving ground park for colts, stallion. Pay negotiated per job, no hourly rates, no flat rate. Private interview, no obligation. Contact Pink via fax only for more info. Fax number 951-653-0673 any time, leave telephone number or fax number. Pink will work for free in barter of warmblood, colt, stallion proven broodmare, American Standardbred, trotter pacer.



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