WEEKLY Volume 4 • Number 9
Official publication of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association
Thursday, March 3, 2011
I. A $20,000 bonus made available for owners of registered California-Bred or Sired maidens in Maiden Special races at the Santa Anita, Hollywood Park and Del Mar meetings in Southern California; and a $10,000 bonus for owners of registered California-Bred or Sired maidens in Maiden Special races in Northern California and at all Fair meetings throughout the state. Beginning in 2011, only races at 4 1/2-furlongs or longer will qualify. *Paid directly to the owner within 45 racing days after the win II. Significant eligibility changes for California-breds.
Ultra Blend Beats Evening Jewel
Dedomenico Appointed To TOC Board
Quick Enough To Be Sensational ©Benoit
Consistent Ultra Blend held off the late challenge of 2010 California-bred horse of the year Evening Jewel to win the $100,000 Valentine’s Dancer Handicap on February 26 for state-bred fillies and mares, beating a field decimated by seven scratches from the race that was moved from the turf to dirt. Ultra Blend is by Richly Blended, out of the Desert Classic mare Ankha, was bred by Bnd Chase Thoroughbreds and Elvan Adams, is owned by Nels Erickson and is trained by Art Sherman.
The board of directors of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) unanimously voted to appoint Dr. Mark Dedomenico to fill a vacancy on the board created by the recent resignation of Arnold Zetcher. A cardiovascular surgeon and researcher, Dr. Dedomenico played a key role in the development of coronary bypass surgery and the Guided Flow Aortic Heart Valve and the Bionit Arterial Grafts that are used around the world to replace damaged or atherosclerotic arteries.
Quick Enough Quick Enough led all the way to win the $100,000 Sensational Star Handicap for California-breds at Santa Anita Park on February 26. Quick Enough is by High Brite, out of the Moscow Ballet mare Donna B. Quick, was bred by Harris Farms, is owned by Michael Bello, Russell Sarno and Suarez Racing and trained by Doug O’Neill. He has eight wins in 19 starts, earnings of $375,360 and was coming off a sixth in the January 29 Sunshine Millions Sprint.
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Closing Date For Entries Is April 11 For The CTBA NorCal Yearling Sale The 2011 Northern California Yearling Sale will be held Tuesday, August 16, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. The closing date for entries is Monday, April 11. The future of the sale is dependent on the interest/support from owners and consignors. For more information, please contact Cookie Hackworth,
California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Sales Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 573-2822 ext. 243. Since the sale returned under the direction of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association in 2004, it has produced stakes winners such as: Bai and Bai, an earner of $724,983; grade II winner Sierra Sunset; and grade III winner Autism Awareness.
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Leading Sires In California: January 1 Through February 27, 2011 Leading Sires by Turf Earnings
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Bertrando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Southern Image . . . . . . . . . . 43 In Excess (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Cee's Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Siberian Summer . . . . . . . . . 33 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . . 31 Deputy Commander* . . . . . 48 Formal Gold• . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Redattore (Brz)• . . . . . . . . . . 32 High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Skimming• . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Western Fame . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Safe in the U S A# . . . . . . . 13 Comic Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Freespool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Momentum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Crafty C. T.• . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Olmodavor# . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Memo (Chi)• . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Ten Most Wanted . . . . . . . . 29 Tannersmyman . . . . . . . . . . .15
14 22 18 20 14 9 15 13 17 13 17 11 11 8 8 10 9 11 11 13 11 4 16 8 8 4 5 6 10 3 7 9 6 3 5
$555,698 546,794 384,129 349,709 312,671 307,973 300,753 270,100 261,688 243,634 240,681 237,030 229,090 196,107 192,447 187,834 185,904 182,441 182,224 181,536 156,455 147,290 133,743 132,392 131,346 106,677 96,294 95,170 92,217 91,233 82,089 81,001 78,983 76,850 75,852
120 151 79 84 106 61 80 103 154 89 122 82 61 65 91 68 62 85 81 70 68 25 85 48 82 22 40 90 69 15 44 60 29 69 27
(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............. 22 Cee's Tizzy† ................ 9 Bertrando ................. 11 Benchmark ............... 14 Siberian Summer ...... 8 In Excess (Ire)............ 10 High Brite* .................... 3 Tizbud.......................... 2 Decarchy ..................... 7 Redattore (Brz)• .......... 8 Skimming•................... 9 Marino Marini .............. 4
40 16 12 19 11 13 4 4 11 11 14 7
5 5 2 3 3 3 1 1 2 1 3 1
5 6 2 3 3 3 1 1 2 1 3 1
Earnings $322,864 230,623 128,714 108,190 81,756 81,645 80,400 69,840 57,796 47,380 38,688 38,570
Leading Sires by Average Earnings Per Runner (Minimum 5 Runners)
Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
Crafty C. T.• . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Cee's Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Poteen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Bertrando . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Trapper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Stormed† . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Safe in the U S A# . . . . . . . 13 Southern Image . . . . . . . . . .43 Birdonthewire . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Races Won 3 4 14 9 2 18 3 1 2 4 20 3
Average Earnings/ Earnings Runner $91,233 147,290 555,698 307,973 63,840 384,129 43,830 52,440 58,960 106,677 349,709 64,855
$13,033 11,330 10,291 9,935 9,120 8,933 8,766 8,740 8,423 8,206 8,133 8,107
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 2010 but is standing in the state in 2011, a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2011 but will stand in the state in 2012 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-yearolds. Statistics cover racing in North America (U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico), England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates only.
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Weekly Update Continued from page 1 Dedomenico Appointed To TOC Board champion three-year-old filly Blind Luck, co-owned with trainer
Dr. Dedomenico is a founding member of Hope Heart Institute in Seattle, Washington. He owns and operates the 45,000-member PRO Sports Health Club where he has carried out extensive research in the field of metabolic disorders, like high cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes, the main cause of heart disease. He is also involved in the research and treatment of obesity. At his Pegasus Thoroughbred Training and Rehabilitation center in Redmond, Washington, he and Dr. Wayne McIlwraith of Colorado State University are researching new treatments for equine middle and lower knee injuries as well as researching the use of Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cell Therapy. A native of San Francisco, Calif., he currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Following in the footsteps of his father, who raced multiple stakes winners on the west coast for many years, Dr. Dedomenico has more than 50 runners in training, including 2010 Eclipse Award Continued from page 1 Ultra Blend Beats Evening Jewel
She has eight wins in 18 starts, earnings of $460,646 and was coming off a third in the January 29 Sunshine Millions Distaff. Ultra Blend ran the mile in 1:35.58 and won by 1 1/2 lengths at odds of 6-5. Evening Jewel, the 4-5 favorite, was second and La Nez was third with Camille C last in the fourhorse field.
Jerry Hollendorfer and partners John Carver and Peter Abruzzo. Dr. Dedomenico also breeds a limited number of mares. “The board is pleased to welcome Mark to our membership, given his admirable commitment to the industry in general and to the latest research on equine medicine in particular,” said TOC chairman, Jack Owens. “We look forward to integrating his views into our board discussions.” “I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve for an organization so committed to the advancement of owners’ interests and those of the industry in general,” said Dr. Dedomenico. “And I look forward to assisting the board in any way possible.” TOC is the official organization serving new, veteran and future Thoroughbred owners in the state. It represents, advances, and protects owners’ interests and rights in legislative, administrative and business matters. Additionally, the organization provides ongoing educational opportunities for current and prospective owners, regularly presenting programs on Thoroughbred ownership. www.toconline.com. Continued from page 1 Quick Enough To Be Sensational
Quick Enough ran the 6 1/2 furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:13.52 and won by one-half length over favored Sunshine Millions Sprint winner Amazombie, with 2009 Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Dancing in Silks third. Quick Enough went off the 4-1 second choice.
Barretts March Catalog Online The Usual Q. T. To Miss Kilroe The grade I stakes winners The Usual Q. T. and Sidney’s Candy will miss expected starts in the $300,000 Frank Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita Park on March 5 because of minor injuries, their trainers said. An abscess will keep The Usual Q. T. from the Kilroe, trainer Jim Cassidy ©Heacox said. A five-year-old who won the The Usual Q. T. grade I Hollywood Derby in 2009 and the grade I Eddie Read Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club meet last year, The Usual Q. T. was second in the Sunshine Millions Turf here January 29. Cassidy said The Usual Q. T. will be pointed to the $150,000 Arcadia Stakes over a mile on April 9. Sidney’s Candy is suffering from a quarter crack in his right front foot, trainer John Sadler said Wednesday. The grade I Kilroe Mile was scheduled to be Sidney’s Candy’s first start since an easy win in the grade III Sir Beaufort Stakes on December 26. “It’s not that bad, but it’s cost me the training I think I need for a grade I race,” Sadler said of the injury. “It’s bad timing.” Owned by Jenny Craig, Sidney’s Candy has won six of 11 starts and five stakes, including the Santa Anita Derby last April. 4 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED WEEKLY • March 3, 2011
The catalog for the 22nd Annual Barretts March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training is now online. This auction of 104 two-year-olds will be held on Monday, March 21 in the Hinds Pavilion located on the grounds of Fairplex in Pomona, beginning at 7 p.m. The catalog can be viewed at http://www.barretts.com/Catalog/catmar2011/CATALOG.htm The official training preview is scheduled to be held on Friday, March 18, on the Fairplex Park racetrack adjacent to Barretts, beginning at 10 a.m. Video clips for each preview can be viewed on-line by the afternoon following the preview at www.barretts.com. Since its inception, the Barretts March Sale has been the leading producer of top quality race horses west of Kentucky. Among the many grade/group I winners are Awesome Gem, Brocco, Brother Derek, Came Home, Dubai Escapade, E Z’s Gentleman, Henny Hughes, Honour and Glory, Officer, River’s Prayer, Royal Anthem, Sharp Cat, Squirtle Squirt, Suni (Jpn), Testa Matta (Jpn), Unbridled’s Song, Ventana, Wild Fit and Yes It’s True. Among the many top stallions represented in the sales catalog are Afleet Alex, After Market, Any Given Saturday, A.P. Indy, Bellamy Road, Bluegrass Cat, Candy Ride (Arg), Congrats, Corinthian, Discreet Cat, Dixie Union, Exchange Rate, First Samurai, Forest Wildcat, Hard Spun, Harlan’s Holiday, Indian Charlie, Invasor, Latent Heat, Malibu Moon, More Than Ready, Pomeroy, Quiet American, Rock Hard Ten, Rockport Harbor, Soto, Speightstown, Stevie Wonderboy, Street Cry (Ire), Street Sense, Successful Appeal, Tale of the Cat, Tapit, War Front, Wildcat Heir and With Distinction. www.ctba.com
Weekly Update 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 California-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 peercent increase in the number of maiden special weight winners over the previous year, yielding huge benefits to the owners and breeders of Cal-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 that 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 email@example.com or President Leigh Ann Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the CTBA office at (626) 4457800.
CTBA Working On Cal Cup The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) is working with Santa Anita Park and the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) to ensure the continuation of California Cup this year. “We believe we can jointly come to an agreement to hold such an important day of racing for the California breeding program,” said Doug Burge, the CTBA’s Executive Vice President and General Manager. Since its inception in 1990, Cal Cup has been held during the Oak Tree Racing Association meeting at Santa Anita, except for 2010, when the Oak Tree Meet and Cal Cup were held at Hollywood Park because of safety concerns over Santa Anita’s all-wheather. That surface has since been replaced by traditional dirt. On February 17, the autumn racing dates previously granted to Oak Tree were awarded to Santa Anita by the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB). Cal Cup is a series of stakes races worth nearly $1 million run exclusively for California-bred and California-sired horses.
Wygod Predicts No Del Mar Sale Wealthy San Diego entrepreneur Martin J. Wygod, chairman of New York-based WebMD Health Corp. and an active member of the thoroughbred racing and breeding industry, said this week that the city of Del Mar's bid to buy the seaside fairgrounds and racetrack is going nowhere... To read this article please click on the link below.
The Arcadia Suite Opens At Santa Anita
In a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Santa Anita Park on February 18, attended by several area politicians including Arcadia Mayor Pro-Tem Gary Kovacic, Councilman Roger Chandler and City Manager Don Penman, The Arcadia Suite—providing luxury accommodations for up to 30 guests in a private suite with spectacular views— was unveiled.
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Weekly Update Meeting Date Change Advisory The date of the regular monthly meeting of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), originally scheduled for March 17, has been changed to Monday, March 14. The meeting location is
unchanged. The meeting will be held in the Baldwin Terrace Room at Santa Anita. The agenda for this meeting, including the starting time, will be issued by March 4.
Thompson Tourney Benefits Disabled Jockeys The Los Alamitos Golf Club will hold its 3rd annual Sam Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament at the California Country Club in Whittier on March 28. The event will have a shot gun start at 10 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. The tournament will feature a hole-in-one competition that will provide golfers an opportunity to win a brand new 2011 Ford F150 Pickup courtesy of David Wilson’s Ford of Orange. Sign ups for the golf tournament are $125 person and will include a steak dinner following the tournament. All horsemen are invited to sign up. Activities will also include a silent auction, raffle and a live auction featuring Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg as the special
The Life of a Farrier At the Woodland Oaks Ranch in San Dimas, the welcoming committee is out. Hens and roosters, clucking and crowing in the morning light, are the first ambassadors, followed by Milo the Lab, Julia the Corgi and Sparkle the goat...To read this article please click on the link below. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-farriers-20110223,0,5092363,print.story.
celebrity auctioneer. Additional tickets for the dinner may be purchased for $25. Auction items to include a week’s stay at a Grand Pacific Resort California location, custom made trophy saddle from Kathy’s Show Equipment, autographed sports memorabilia and numerous raffle items. At the conclusion of the auction there will be a grand prize drawing for a 40-inch flat screen TV from Best Buy. For more information, tournament sign ups, dinner reservations and donations please contact: Ed Reese (714) 470-2003, Geoff Waxler (626) 2353501 or Jim Anderson (626) 536-7858. All reservations must be made by March 23.
Send Photos Of Your 2011 Foals CTBA.com, the official web site of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA), encourages breeders to submit photos of newly arrived foals for posting on the site. Digital photos will be accepted and should be sent as email attachments, accompanied by the names of the sire, broodmare, broodmare sire, breeder and foaling date. Submit Your 2011 Foal Photo to email@example.com
Santa Anita To Host ‘Beat Cancer’ Event Santa Anita Park and the City of Hope have announced a partnership that will unite the track’s racing fans and the California racing industry in the fight against cancer by presenting the first-ever “On-Track to Beat Cancer” event at Santa Anita on closing day, April 17. “We are thrilled to be able to announce this partnership and to invite the public to join the racing industry, The City of Hope, and Santa Anita for an inspirational walk down the stretch following the last race here on closing day,” said Santa Anita vice president of marketing, Allen Gutterman, February 18. “Through this partnership, we hope to be able to help the City of Hope in their efforts to fight and cure women’s cancers, in particular. For anyone who has ever wanted to walk down the storied Santa Anita stretch, where so many champions have run, this will be an unforgettable day. “The City of Hope has asked that we encourage all participants to wear purple, which is the official color for the Women’s Cancers, Women’s Cure program. We will have a purple logoed t-shirt for sale commemorating the event.” Gutterman noted that following the last race on closing day, the quarter-mile walk will be open to all segments of the California racing industry and to the public. “We are inviting the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC), the California Thoroughbred Trainers (CTT), the California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (CTBA), the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), handicappers, racing fans, unions, farms, vendors, media, other tracks, and racing associations and anyone at all who loves horse racing to take the walk.” Bo Derek, a commissioner on the CHRB, has agreed to be a walk leader. She’ll be followed by other celebrities, cancer survivors, members of the public, and representatives of the entire racing industry in the walk from the top of the stretch to the finish line. “We believe this is a remarkable way to end our meet, knowing that we’re 8 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED WEEKLY • March 3, 2011
supporting research to find a cure for cancer and doing something good,” Gutterman said. “We have great fans and great horsemen and a ‘Great Race Place’ for a late afternoon walk. For sure, all of us, in one way or another, have been touched by cancer.” “We’re grateful for the tremendous support from Santa Anita Park and its community of horse racing fans and supporters,” said Steve Martin, associate vice president of marketing for the City of Hope. “This special day marks the beginning of City of Hope and Santa Anita’s combined efforts in ridding cancers for all women.” Anyone making a minimum $10 donation to The City of Hope on closing day will be eligible to walk on the track. Fans are encouraged to bring signs and banners, create teams, take photos and dedicate the walk to cancer survivors or to the memory of loved ones who have succumbed to or who are battling cancer. “We’d like to set a Guinness Book of Records mark for the most humans ever to walk in unison on a Thoroughbred track,” said Gutterman. “We don’t know if such a record actually exists, but, if it doesn’t, we’ll set the standard.” The City of Hope will also be hosting ancillary events at Santa Anita on closing day. A Wellness Center will be erected in the infield, featuring blood pressure exams, healthy food demos, bone marrow transplant updates, and cancer screenings. Doctors and nurses will be present to facilitate those who wish to participate. Santa Anita’s infield area will also offer fans live bands, family fun events, food trucks and VIP buffet tents. More information about the “On-Track to Beat Cancer” event can be found online www.santaanita.com, or www.cityofhope.org. PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This article has been republished with permission from www.Bloodhorse.com
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Weekly Update IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011 CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD (CHRB) MONTHLY BOARD MEETING Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, Calif.
California Weekly Hay Report Friday, February 25, 2011 Tons FOB: Tons Delivered: Year To Date FOB: YTD Delivered:
TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED FARM MANAGERS ASSOCIATION (CTFMA) MONTHLY MEETING San Luis Rey Downs Country Club, Bonsall, Calif.
THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2011 After the Finish Line, www.afterthefinishline.org, will hold a comedy fundraiser called “Stand Up For Horses at the IMPROV” Los Angeles, Calif. Silent Auction 6:30 - 8:00 pm., Showtime 8:00 - 9:30 pm. http://www.afterthefinishline.org/pdfs/2011-improv.pdf
FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011 BARRETTS EQUINE LIMITED TRAINING PREVIEW FOR MARCH SALE OF SELECTED TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING Fairplex Park, Pomona, Calif.
Week: Week: Week: Week:
Tons Price 25 $230–230 125 $190–190
4,205 800 95,281 25,528 Wtd. Ave. $230 $190
Tons Price 50 $220-$220 NA NA
Price Tons 375 $185–215 Premium NA NA Good
Year: Year: Year: Year:
Last Year NA $130–130
10,585 11,850 137,905 83,185
Wtd. Ave. NA $130
YTD—Year To Date
Last Year NA NA
Wtd. Ave. NA NA
Alfalfa Orchard Retail/light<110 lb bales
Wtd. Ave. $203 NA
Antelope Valley-Mojave Desert Delivered prices FOB—Free On Board
Last Last Last Last
Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb bales
Central California Delivered Prices (No sales SouthCentral)
Wtd. Ave. $140 NA
Last Year $140–140 NA
Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb bales
Wtd. Ave.—Weighted Average
Recent Earners Of The Maiden Bonus Program They are as follows: • Greg James or Roger Wynn, owners of Halo Dolly earned $10,000 on Feb. 17th at Golden Gate Fileds • Pam & Martin Wygod, owners of Bathing Beauty earned $20,000 on Feb. 18th at Santa Anita • Michael & Cory Wellman and Harris Farms, Inc., owners of Nahem earned $20,000 on Feb. 18th at Santa Anita • Natalie J. Baffert, owner of Piney River earned $20,000 on Feb. 20th at Santa Anita • Gilman Racing or W. C. Racing, Inc. or Westside Rentals.com & Robert Mitchell, owners of Maggie McGowan earned $20,000 on Feb. 20th at Santa Anita • Curt & Lila Lanning, owners of Urban Hunter earned $10,000 on Feb. 21st at Golden Gate
FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011 BARRETTS EQUINE LIMITED ENTRIES CLOSE FOR MAY SALE OF TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING Fairplex, Pomona, Calif. MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011 Closing Date for Entries For The 2011 CTBA SAlES NorTHErN CAliForNiA YEArliNg SAlE, that will be held on Tuesday, August 16, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, Calif. or more information, please contact Cookie Hackworth, California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Sales Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-573-2822 ext. 243.
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011 Nominations close for the 2011 California Cup Yearling sale, BARRETTS EQUINE LIMITED Sale: October 11 and 12 (Sale Date Subject To Change)
Last Last Last Last
Sacramento Valley Delivered Prices
MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011 BARRETTS EQUINE LIMITED MARCH SALE OF SELECTED TWO-YEAR-OLDS IN TRAINING Fairplex, Pomona, Calif.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2011 SANTA ANITA PARK and the CITY OF HOPE “ON-TRACK TO BEAT CANCER” Fight against cancer by presenting the first-ever walk down the stretch following the last race on closing day, April 17, 2011 at Santa Anita
7,780 2,825 103,061 28,353
California-Bred Flashback Bossanova On March 4, 1994, Bossanova, a son of Romeo, won the $60,000 Rising Market Handicap at Santa Anita Park, with Dare to Duel second and Mojave Gold finishing third in a field of eight. Bossanova was trained by Jack Van Berg and ridden by Eddie Delahoussaye. He ran the 1 1/16 miles on a fast track in 1:42 2/5 and won by one length at odds of 2-1. Bossanova was the fourth of
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eight foals out of the Jungle Cove mare Patella, who also foaled stakes winner Dance Studio. The Rising Market was Bossanova’s seventh win in 37 starts. He also placed in eight other stakes and finished his career with eight wins in 61 starts and earnings of $382,558. Bossanova was bred by and foaled at Rancho Jonata in Buellton and was owned by Charles Kenis and 3 + U Stable. www.ctba.com
California-Bred Stakes Winners In California: Feb. 22-27, 2011 Ultra Blend VALENTINE DANCER HANDICAP, Santa Anita Park, Feb. 26, $100,000 guaranteed, four-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, 1 mile, 1:35.58, track Fast. Track record: 1:33.37. Trainer: Art Sherman. Jockey: Joel Rosario. Odds: 6-5-5 ULTRA BLEND, b. m., 5 (123), Richly Blended—Ankha, by Desert Classic
1 1⁄4 $60,000
Evening Jewel, b. f., 4 (125), Northern Afleet—Jewel of the Night, by Giant's Causeway (Tom and Marilyn Braly)
5 1⁄4 $20,000
La Nez, dk b/. f., 4 (118), 1 1⁄4 Storm Creek—Iza Bay, $12,000 by Iz a Saros (Class Racing Stable and Nezi Orth Simmons)
CTT/TOC California Cup Matron S., 2nd Solana Beach H., At 5, WON Valentine Dancer H., 3rd Sunshine Millions Distaff S. (SPR 97). 07 CATEGORY TEN, f., by Capsized. Raced 2 years, 12 starts, 2 wins. Earned $30,668 (SPR 61). 08 Single Blend, c., by Singletary. Unraced. $3,000 yearling 2009 Barretts California Cup Yearling Sale. 2nd dam: DISTANT RUNNER (1983). Bred by Golden Valley Farm (Calif.). Raced 5 years, 53 starts, 22 wins. Earned $258,007 (SPR 96). At 7, won Golden State H. Produced 6 foals, 3 winners. Broodmare Sire: Desert Classic. Raced 4 years, 28 starts, 5 wins. Earned $87,775 (SPR 92). Sire of 81 mares which produced 58 foals. 1 mare produced SWs (2%). 28 runners (48%), 16 winners (28%), 1 SW (2%). Progeny earnings of $910,112. Foaled: Valley View Thoroughbred Farm, Tracy, California. Breeders: BnD Chase Thoroughbreds and Elven Adams. Owner: Nels Erickson.
Also: Camille C (116)--$6,000. AGE 2 3 4 5 Totals
STS 4 7 6 2
RACING RECORD 1st 2nd 3rd 3 1 0 1 2 2 3 1 2 1 0 1
Rizzi RICHLY BLENDED b. 1998
Valid Appeal Valid Blend Blend of Poetry
Damascus Desert Classic Classic Perfection ANKHA b. 1996
Distant Day Distant Runner Mat Mit
Afleet Top Wish
Earnings $59,900 119,922 187,824 93,000
In Reality Desert Trial Iron Constitution Light Face Sword Dancer Kerala Never Bend Mira Femme
Quick Enough SENSATIONAL STAR HANDICAP, Santa Anita Park, Feb. 27, $100,000 guaranteed, four-year-olds and up, 6 1/2 furlongs, 1:13.52, track Good. Track record: 1:11.13. Trainer: Doug O'Neill. Jockey: Patrick Valenzuela. Odds: 4-1 1 ⁄2 QUICK ENOUGH, dk. b. or br. g., 7 (121), High Brite—Donna B. Quick, $60,000 by Moscow Ballet
Amazombie, b. g., 5 (122), Northern Afleet—Wilshe Amaze, by In Excess (Ire) (Thomas C. Sanford and William Spawr) Dancing in Silks, b. g., 6 (120), Black Minnaloushe—Lemhi Love, by Royal and Regal (Ken Kinakin)
AGE 3 4 5 6 7
Golden Days Tim Tam Miss Patty Bee
Sire: RICHLY BLENDED. Raced 1 year, 6 starts, 4 wins. Earned $323,280 (SPR 99). Sire of 4 crops, 122 foals, 85 runners (70%), 57 winners (47%), 2 SWs (2%), including Sassy Blend. Total progeny earnings $2,516,622, $29,607 average per starter. Yearling auction record, 1980 to present— 13 yearlings sold, 4 crops, $5,269 average. 1st dam: Ankha. Bred by Peggy Webb (Calif.). Raced 1 year, 7 starts, no wins. Earned $5,195 (SPR 46). FFSPR: 79 01 Co Pilot Justin, c., by Mining for Money. Unraced. 02 LIL NUGGET, f., by Mining for Money. Raced 3 years, 14 starts, 4 wins. Earned $66,848 (SPR 83). 04 Free Throw, g., by From Down Town. Raced 2 years, 2 starts, no wins. Earned $600 (SPR 14). 06 ULTRA BLEND, f., by Richly Blended. At 3, won Tiburon S., 2nd Santa Paula S. (Gr. III), Sandy Blue H., 3rd King Glorious H., Fleet Treat S., At 4, won California State Fair Sprint H., Cat’s Cradle H.,
3 ⁄4 $12,000
Also: Earnednevergiven (118)—$6,000, Hot Damon (116)—$2,000, Cayambe (119), Colgan's Chip (117), J P Jammer (114).
When Richly Blended has been crossed with Desert Classic mares, it has produced 2 foals of racing age, 2 winners (100%), 1 SW (50%), 0 graded SW, $243,778 average earnings per runner.
STS 4 4 2 6 3
.RACING RECORD 1st 2nd 3rd 1 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 2 3 2 0 1 1 0
Earnings $22,100 99,500 16,380 155,380 82,000
HIGH BRITE b. 1984 Spray :
Royal Charger Source Sucree Swaps Sweet Clementine Miz Clementine Aristophanes (GB) Forli Trevisa (Arg) Princequillo Rose Bower Lea Lane
Nijinsky II Moscow Ballet Millicent DONNA B. QUICK b. 1995 Don B. Donna Duck Petrones Own :
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Sire: HIGH BRITE. Raced 4 years, 45 starts, 15 wins. Earned $1,150,519 (SPR 99). Sire of 20 crops, 936 foals, 683 runners (73%), 553 winners (59%), 44 SWs (5%), including High Stakes Player, Super High, Beyond Brilliant. Total progeny earnings $34,139,215, $49,984 average per starter. Yearling auction record, 1980 to present—327 yearlings sold, 20 crops, $13,996 average. In 2010, 2 yearlings sold, $1,000 average. 1st dam: DONNA B. QUICK. Bred by Harris Farms, Inc. & Ray Johnson (Calif.). Raced 1 year, 4 starts, 1 win. Earned $17,820 (SPR 89). FFSPR: 88 01 QUICK WAY OUT, g., by Tinners Way. Raced 1 year, 5 starts, 1 win. Earned $9,775 (SPR 65). 02 HIGHLY QUICK, f., by High Brite. Raced 3 years, 19 starts, 7 wins. Earned $164,695 (SPR 94). 03 Babeesweetee, f., by Lake George. Unraced. $15,000 2yo 2005 Barretts Summer Sale of Horses of Racing Age. 04 QUICK ENOUGH, g., by High Brite. At 6, won Morvich H. (Gr. IIIT), 2nd Miles Tyson S., Green Flash H., At 7, WON Sensational Star H., 2nd Daytona S. (Gr. IIIT). (SPR 94). 05 QUICKLY GONE, f., by Muqtarib. Raced 3 years, 13 starts, 6 wins. Earned $63,820 (SPR 79). 06 Croxie, f., by Redattore (Brz). Raced 3 years, 20 starts, 4 wins. Earned $143,914 (SPR 87). At 4, 3rd Work the Crowd S. $7,000 yearling 2007 CTBA Sales Northern California Yearling Sale. 08 Quick Save, g., by Redattore (Brz). Unraced. 09 Sandy Loam, c., by In Excess (Ire). 10 c., by Lucky J. H. 2nd dam: DONNA DUCK (1979). Bred by Diamond Stables (Calif.). Raced 1 year, 4 starts, 2 wins. Earned $8,705 (SPR 91). Produced 13 foals, 10 winners, including COMICAL, UNLIMITED VALUE, Current Worth, Funny Reality. Broodmare Sire: MOSCOW BALLET. Raced 2 years in England, Ireland, 4 starts, 2 wins. Earned $16,349 (SPR 0). Sire of 396 mares which produced 972 foals. 23 mares produced SWs (2%). 548 runners (56%), 348 winners (36%), 29 SWs (3%), including Cost of Freedom, Drosselmeyer, Leave Me Alone. Progeny earnings of $21,169,797. Foaled: Harris Farms, Coalinga, California. Breeder: Harris Farms Inc.. Owners: Michael Bello, Russell Sarno and Suarez Racing Inc.
Turn-to Best Turn
When High Brite has been crossed with Moscow Ballet mares, it has produced 26 foals of racing age, 18 winners
Northern Dancer Flaming Page Cornish Prince Milan Mill Fleet Nasrullah Early Frames Petrone Pamela S.
Stakes Winners 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 Maiden Winners In North America: Feb. 21-27, 2011 ANZIYAN ROYALTY
Feb 27 (SA, $19,820 MCL.) Golden Augusto. Robert A. and Luanne Bean’s b. g., 4, by Anziyan Royalty—Golden Harmony by Half a Year. Breeder: Nick Cafarchia. Trainer: Robert A. Bean. Jockey: Kayla Stra.
Feb 23 (PRX, $22,800 MCL.) Briten Beach. Leonard Klinghoffer’s ch. g., 4, by High Brite—Solana Beach by Mill Native. Breeder: Sutherland Farm Inc. Trainer: Ramon Preciado. Jockey: Samuel E. Bermudez.
Atticus Magali Farms Inc. (805) 693-1777 Feb 25 (LA, $6,547 MCL.) Odgers. Janett P. Downes’ ch. g., 4, by Atticus— Synchronistic by Synastry. Breeder: Roger P. Downes. Trainer: Charles S. Treece. Jockey: Ramon Guce.
Benchmark Ballena Vista Farm (760) 789-3900
HOLD THAT TIGER Feb 27 (GG, $9,495 MCL.) Tiger Master. Zvika Akin’s ch. g., 3, by Hold That Tiger—Company B by Lost Soldier. Breeders: Bonnie and Christopher Paasch. Trainer: Steve M. Sherman. Jockey: Hector R. Romero.
JACKPOT Feb 26 (GG, $8,895 MCL.) Secret Jackpot. Eric M. Campbell and Richard I. Kissen’s b. g., 4, by Jackpot—Girl Secrets by Twin Spires. Breeder: Campbell Kissen Smith. Trainer: Jedd B. Josephson. Jockey: Kevin Krigger.
LAKE WILLIAM Feb 21 (SA, $20,220 MCL.) Breakmark. Albert and Kathleen Mattivi’s dk. b. c., 4, by Benchmark—Bounty Bay by Kris S. Breeders: Martin J. Wygod and John Spohler. Trainer: Steve Knapp. Jockey: Patrick A. Valenzuela.
Feb 21 (PM, $3,300 MCL.) Willakee. Mr. and Mrs. K. Peery’s b. g., 6, by Lake William—Kickin the Moon by Nostalgia. Breeders: Dwayne Ribley and Karen Segroves. Trainer: Ken Peery. Jockey: Stephanie Keever.
Ministers Wild Cat
Feb 26 (LA, $6,553 MCL.) Avril in Paris. Ted F. Williams’ dk. b. f., 4, by Cayoke (Fr)— Turko Queen by Turkoman. Breeder: Ted F. Williams. Trainer: Silverio Martinez. Jockey: Cheryl Charlton.
Decarchy Magali Farms Inc. (805) 693-1777 Feb 25 (TUP, $5,200 MCL.) Total Fabrication. Harry Bettis’ dk. b. g., 4, by Decarchy—Just Another Fib by Synastry. Breeder: Billingsley Creek Ranch. Trainer: Justin Treasure. Jockey: Perry S. Whetstone.
GILDED TIME Feb 21 (GG, $8,595 MCL.) Giant Steps. Brian J. Pitnick’s ch. g., 4, by Gilded Time—Graceful Stepper by Phone Trick. Breeder: Brian J. Pitnick. Trainer: Brian J. Pitnick. Jockey: Hector R. Romero.
HAINT Feb 27 (TUP, $5,000 MCL.) Hollywood Mistress. Kenneth L. Spencer’s dk. b. m., 5, by Haint—Hollywood Heidi by Blushing John. Breeder: Sentinel Thoroughbred Farms Inc. Trainer: Tracie Aker. Jockey: Lori Keith.
Tommy Town Thoroughbreds (805) 686-4337 Feb 26 (GG, $9,495 MCL.) Crazy Kimber. Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC’s dk. b. f., 3, by Ministers Wild Cat—Wager’s Joy by Valid Wager. Breeder: Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC. Trainer: Steven Miyadi. Jockey: Juan J. Hernandez.
MOMENTUM Feb 21 (GG, $14,516 MCL.) Mo Pleasure. David C. and Billie A.Farr’s ch. g., 3, by Momentum—Pure Pleasure by Septieme Ciel. Breeders: David C. and Billie A Farr. Trainer: Michael Lenzini. Jockey: Diego R. Sanchez. Feb 25 (TUP, $5,800 MCL.) Lakota Cash. Triple Crown Racing’s ch. f., 3, by Momentum—Donan’s Magic by Magical Mile. Breeders: Francoise Dupuis, Diane Keith and Dr. Michael Neumann. Trainer: Dennis T. Sowers. Jockey: Dennis M. Collins.
MUQTARIB Feb 22 (TUP, $5,000 MCL.) Speed McTreeb. Greg Jackson’s b. g., 4, by Muqtarib—Sweet Mazarine (Ire) by Dancing
Dissident. Breeders: William DeBurgh, Richard Schatz and Jack Preston. Trainer: Val Brinkerhoff. Jockey: David W. Essman.
Old Topper Tommy Town Thoroughbreds (805) 686-4337 Feb 22 (PM, $4,700 MCL.) Be a Monster. Jerry Hollendorfer’s ch. g., 3, by Old Topper—Hoist the Star by Broad Brush. Breeder: Tommy Thoroughbreds LLC. Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Jockey: David Michael Lopez.
POPULAR Feb 26 (TUP, $5,000 MCL.) Red Torpedo. Ward Moore’s ch. g., 3, by Popular— Skipping Beats by Lyphard. Breeders: Dr. and Mrs. William T. Gray. Trainer: F. C. Frazier. Jockey: Megan Fadlovich.
SALT LAKE Feb 24 (SA, $24,200 MCL.) Brereton Park. Stan Chambers, Charles Bernhardt and William M. MacNeil’s ch. g., 3, by Salt Lake— Fifth Avenue Suite by Category Five. Breeders: Chambers, Bernhardt and MacNeil. Trainer: Gary Sherlock. Jockey: Rafael Bejarano. Feb 26 (GG, $12,274 MCL.) Gracias. Nicholas B. Alexander’s dk. b. f., 3, by Salt Lake—Malley Girl by Malek (Chi). Breeder: Nick Alexander. Trainer: Steven Miyadi. Jockey: Juan J. Hernandez.
SKIMMING Feb 26 (LA, $9,000 MCL.) Pouria. Diamond Jim Farms’ b. g., 5, by Skimming— Slew’em All by Seattle Slew. Breeders: Rene and Cheryl Schoop. Trainer: Angela M. Aquino. Jockey: Chris Russell.
SUANCES (GB) Feb 27 (TUP, $8,100 MCL.) Cosafina Carina. Bill and Sandy Dory and Gary and Janet Kropp’s gr./ro. f., 3, by Suances (GB)—Carina by Silver Ghost. Breeder: Red Baron’s Barn. Trainer: Robertino Diodoro. Jockey: Jorge Carreno.
Swiss Yodeler Harris Farms Inc. (559) 884-2859 Feb 22 (PRX, $23,368 MCL.) Yodelmeister. Jacob Schnoor and William D.
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California-Bred Maiden Winners In North America: Feb. 21-27, 2011 Cont’d. Continued from page 14 Anderson’s b. g., 3, by Swiss Yodeler—Yodelin Lora by Bertrando. Breeder: Heinz Steinmann. Trainer: William D. Anderson. Jockey: Angel S. Arroyo.
Temescal Ridge—Island Capitol by Manila. Breeder: Bruce Eichorn. Trainer: Sergio Ledezma. Jockey: Catalino Martinez.
Feb 27 (SA, $23,400 MCL.) Good Acktress. Mike Harrington Trustee’s ch. f., 3, by Swiss Yodeler—Hard Ack to Follow by Broad Brush. Breeder: Revocable Trust of Dr. Mikel C. and Patricia O. Harrington. Trainer: Mike Harrington. Jockey: Patrick A. Valenzuela.
TANNERSMYMAN Feb 21 (GG, $14,516 MCL.) Icedmochanowhip. Elaine L. Garrison’s b. f., 3, by Tannersmyman—Beau’s Gem by Beau Genius. Breeder: Elaine L. Garrison. Trainer: Gil Matos. Jockey: David G. Lopez. Feb 25 (GG, $11,674 MCL.) Story Behind It. Luis Blanco, Johnny Taboada and Genaro Vallejo’s dk. b. g., 3, by Tannersmyman—Devilish Quest by Quest for Fame (GB). Breeder: S.A.M.E. LLC. Trainer: Genaro Vallejo. Jockey: Kevin Krigger.
TEMESCAL RIDGE Feb 27 (GG, $8,895 MCL.) Island Native. Bruce A. Eichorn’s gr./ro. f., 4, by
Thisnearlywasmine Daehling Ranch (916) 685-4965 Feb 27 (GG, $8,295 MCL.) Its Bella Rina. William Burton, Tony Smith II and Barbara Wilson’s dk. b. f., 4, by Thisnearlywasmine— Bella Tizzy by Cee’s Tizzy. Breeder: Ray Thomas. Trainer: Jamey R. Thomas. Jockey: Francisco Duran.
Tribal Rule Ballena Vista Farm (760) 789-3900 Feb 21 (GG, $36,400 MSW.) Urban Hunter. Curt and Lila Lanning’s dk. b. g., 4, by Tribal Rule—Sulaymondo by Mr. Procrastinator. Breeders: Curtis C. and Lila L. Lanning. Trainer: Ed Moger Jr. Jockey: Russell A. Baze.
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Feb 26 (SA, $25,400 MCL.) Clubhouse Rules. Six-S Racing Stable and Nikolas Petralia’ ch. f., 3, by Tribal Rule—Victory Stripes (Arg) by Candy Stripes. Breeders: Sid and Jenny Craig. Trainer: Craig A. Lewis. Jockey: Joel Rosario.
TURKOMAN Feb 26 (HOU, $21,000 MSW.) Air Lark. Julia E. Pizzitola’s dk. b. m., 5, by Turkoman—Chicky Baby by Always a Classic. Breeders: Amity and Bench. Trainer: Julia E. Pizzitola. Jockey: Ricardo Hernandez Jr.
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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