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WEEKLY Volume 4 • Number 16

Official publication of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

CTBA NorCal Yearling Sale Opens To Horses Of Racing Age The 2011 Northern California Yearling Sale will be held Tuesday, August 16, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. The closing date for entries is Tuesday, May 31. The sale will also be open to horses of racing age. The future of the sale is dependent on the interest/support from owners and consignors. For more information, please contact Cookie Hackworth,

Hollywood Park To Begin 54-Day Stand April 21 Hollywood Park will have live racing Thursday through Sunday for a majority of its 54-day Spring/Summer meet, which begins Thursday, April 21. The two exceptions are special Monday racing on May 30 for Memorial Day and July 4 for Independence Day. Regular post time will be 1 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays with the traditional 7:05 p.m. start Friday nights. The lone variation to the Friday night schedule is a 1 p.m. post time May 6—Kentucky Oaks Day and eve of the Kentucky Derby. Post time will be 11 a.m. on the three Triple Crown Saturdays: Kentucky Derby Day (May 7), Preakness Stakes Day (May 21) and Belmont Stakes Day (June 11). Grade I races on the spring/summer schedule are the $250,000 Gamely Stakes (Monday, Continued on page 4

Nurse Mare Bulletin Board

California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Sales Coordinator, at cookie@ctba.com 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.

2011 Gold Rush XII Saturday, April 23 THE LINEUP OF RACES: $150,000 Snow Chief Stakes,for three-year-olds, at 1 1/8 miles. $125,000 Melair Stakes for three-year-old fillies, at 1 1/16 miles. $125,000 B. Thoughtful Stakes, for fillies and mares four-year-olds and up, at 7 1/2 furlongs. $125,000 Tiznow Stakes, for four-year-olds and up, at 7 1/2 furlongs. $70,000 Grey Memo Stakes, for three-year-olds and up (non-winners once), at seven furlongs. $70,000 Warren’s Thoroughbred Stakes, for fillies and mares three-year-olds and up (non-winners once), at seven furlongs. $60,000 NTRA Stakes, for three-year-olds and up maiden colts and geldings, at 6 1/2 furlongs. $60,000 Alphabet Kisses Stakes, for three-year-olds and up maiden fillies and mares, at 6 1/2 furlongs. Amazombie, Unzip Me, Compari and Enriched are among the 246 nominations received for the $785,000 Gold Rush XII, to be run Saturday, April 23, at Hollywood Park.

For racing information call the Racing Office at (310) 419-1684. For Gold Rush Day Seating Reservations Contact: Hollywood Park Group Events at (310) 419-1529.

As this list of available nurse mares develops the CTBA will add that information here. If you have a mare that is available as a nurse mare or if you are in need of a nurse mare, please email us at nursemare@ctba.com

CORONA, CALIF. (March 19, 2011) - Nurse Mare Needed TB foal in Corona born 3-16-11, needs nurse mare. Had some colostrum. Contact Luanne Bean 951-377-1566 asap.

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Leading Sires In California: January 1 Through April 17, 2011 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.

Runners Starts

Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Southern Image . . . . . . . . . . 55 Bertrando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 In Excess (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . 78 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Cee's Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . . .44 Formal Gold• . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . 51 Siberian Summer . . . . . . . . . 39 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . 63 High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Redattore (Brz)• . . . . . . . . . . 41 Skimming• . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Western Fame . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Freespool . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Perfect Mandate . . . . . . . . . 30 Olmodavor# . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Safe in the U S A# . . . . . . . 16 Ten Most Wanted . . . . . . . . 36 Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Momentum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Comic Strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Birdonthewire . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Ancient Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Races Won Earnings

217 224 254 167 168 145 221 204 161 270 153 111 135 152 159 120 134 112 175 152 109 142 41 80 178 100 118 42 128 90 117 73 30 75 34

28 29 31 31 37 29 36 23 28 30 26 18 27 21 24 14 17 19 19 24 13 24 7 11 16 13 18 8 9 12 16 8 3 9 5

$877,256 854,510 804,763 716,528 682,367 647,132 566,051 515,324 478,773 458,138 456,778 440,137 396,238 387,569 377,680 333,714 329,743 327,351 311,822 309,390 281,687 246,758 231,572 222,827 208,694 206,468 203,050 182,824 161,977 155,522 154,184 151,799 129,069 127,248 125,563

Rank Sire

Runners

1. Southern Image . . . . . . . . . 55 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 3. Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 4. Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 5. Bertrando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 6. Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . 44 10. Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . ... 60 11. In Excess (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . 69 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . .. 57

Races Winners Won 29 29 28 26 24 23 23 23 23 21 20 20

37 36 31 31 29 29 28 30 27 28 23 26

Earnings $682,367 566,051 716,528 804,763 647,132 854,510 478,773 458,138 396,238 877,256 515,324 456,778

Leading Sires by Median Earnings Per Runner (Minimum 10 Runners) Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Races Runners Won

Southern Image . . . . . . . 55 Gotham City . . . . . . . . . 12 Birdonthewire . . . . . . . . . 10 Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . 10 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . 44 Memo (Chi)• . . . . . . . . . . .15 Bertrando . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . 60 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Safe in the U S A# . . . . . .16 Formal Gold• . . . . . . . . . 46

37 6 3 7 2 27 12 29 28 17 8 21

Median Earnings/ Earnings Runner $682,367 110,980 129,069 231,572 83,680 396,238 123,473 647,132 877,256 329,743 182,824 387,569

$7,660 7,083 6,205 6,132 5,880 5,711 5,606 5,571 5,313 5,285 5,082 5,006

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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Unusual Heat

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Pulpit-Lucky Soph, by Cozzene Fee: $2,500 LF PAYABLEATFOALING

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Cee’s Tizzy-Cee’s Song, by Seattle Song Fee: $2,500 LF PAYABLEATFOALING

E. Dubai-Chatta Code, by Lost Code Fee: $2,000 LF PAYABLEATFOALING

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Weekly Update Kafwain Filly Brings $200,000

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May 30), $250,000 Charles Whittingham Handicap (Saturday, June 11), $250,000 Vanity Handicap (Saturday, June 18), $300,000 Shoemaker Mile (Saturday, July 2), $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap, (Saturday, July 2), $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (Saturday, July 9) and the$250,000 American Oaks (Saturday, July 16).

A New York-bred filly by California stallion Kafwain (Tommy Town Thoroughbreds) sold for $200,000 at Monday’s session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Spring two-year-olds in training sale. The filly, the first foal out of the Chief Seattle mare Seattle Splash, was consigned by Eddie Woods and purchased by Grace Stable. She ran a quarter mile in :21.

California Thoroughbred Farm Managers Association Seeks Members The California Thoroughbred Farm Managers Association (CTFMA) is accepting memberships for the 2011 year. Membership applications should be sent to: C.T.F.M.A., P.O. Box 876, Fallbrook, CA 92088, or can be brought to the next meeting on April 19, 2011. Only members are entitled to vote for

president. According to Jeanne Davis, secretary of the CTFMA, the two nominees for president, Bob Curtis and Roberta Petersen, declined their nominations. California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) Past President Leigh Ann Howard has agreed to accept the position if she is elected by write-in.

Del Mar Development Plan Clears Hurdle The Del Mar Fairgrounds governing body on Monday approved a plan that could lead to an improved racetrack worthy of the Breeders’ Cup, replace the venue’s 50-yearold exhibit halls and restore some of the property to its natural wetlands state. www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/apr/18/ fairgrounds-approves-plan-future-development/

Fans And Horsemen Join For Cancer Walk Fans, horsemen, jockeys, track employees, and members of the media gathered following the final race of the Santa Anita meet April 17, to walk on the track and raise funds to battle cancer. Bo Derek, Julie Krone, Jill Baffert, Carla Gaines and Chantal Sutherland led the event, organized by Santa Anita. Track officials estimated that it raised about $100,000 for the Women’s Cancer Program of the City of Hope. “I hope we can kick cancer’s butt,” said Sutherland before about 2,000 people left Santa Anita’s walking ring, headed for the tunnel, and began walking on the racetrack. Cancer survivors joined people who were walking for other family members and friends afflicted with cancer. Jill Baffert said that she and her husband, trainer Bob Baffert, joined in for a very personal reason. “Bob’s mom is battling ovarian cancer,” said Jill as she fought back tears. Many wore special purple T-shirts commemorating the event, titled On Track to Beat Cancer. A $20 donation included admission to the track for the day, the T-shirt, and the walk. Santa Anita positioned the starting gate at the eighth pole, and participants traveled down to it and back to the winner’s circle. Several jockeys, including Sutherland, Rafael Bejarano, Joel Rosario and Joe Talamo, posed in the starting gate hold holding signs before

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the starting gate was sprung. Fans were able to pose in the gate as well as with the jockeys. John and Dottie Shirreffs of Team Zenyatta eagerly participated, John with camera in hand photographing the entire event. Zenyatta signs abounded, and her name drew the biggest cheer when emcee Peter Lurie of HRTV listed many of the great horses who have galloped over the same stretch. Derek posed for photos with several fans, and Bob Baffert was seen operating a fan’s camera to get a photograph of the fan with Derek. “I’m so glad to be invited to be a part of this,” said Derek. Officials of several racing organizations participated, including Santa Anita president George Haines, Oak Tree Racing Association Executive Vice President Sherwood Chillingworth, and an entire group from the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), wrangled by CARMA co-founder Madeline Auerbach. Rosie Ybarra, who runs the kitchen at Clocker’s Corner in the mornings, raised funds every morning, making sure that everyone who bought coffee also bought a T-shirt. “My goal next year is to raise $5,000,” Ybarra said before setting off down the track herself.—www.bloodhorse.com, by Tracy Gantz. PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This article has been republished with permission from www.Bloodhorse.com

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Weekly Update International Drug Summit Said To Be Planned Industry organizations including the National Thoroughbred Racing Association will propose an international summit on equine medication this year in the wake of conflict over calls for the race-day ban of antibleeding drugs such as Salix. A release is scheduled to be issued sometime April 20, sources said. It developed from the April 19 meeting of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium in Dallas, Texas. The RMTC, a group of about 25 industry stakeholders, hasn’t issued a statement or release on the Texas meeting, though it was said to be contentious. Major industry groups have come out in support of a proposal by the Association of Racing Commissioners International to phase out race-day

medication—Salix and related adjunct anti-bleeding drugs—in five years, but major horsemen’s groups in particular oppose such a move and have called for further study. The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association said it will use its summer convention in late July to hold a forum on race-day medication. The NTRA has not commented yet on its April 18 board meeting. Racetracks have been silent on the possibility of banning Salix and adjunct bleeder medications on race day.—www.bloodhorse.com, Tom LaMarra PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This article has been republished with permission from www.Bloodhorse.com

Hollywood Park Plans 50-cent Pick Five With Reduced Takeout Hollywood Park will introduce a 50-cent pick five with a 14 percent takeout on Thursday’s opening day of the track’s spring-summer meeting. The new bet will be conducted daily, starting with the first race, and will feature a carryover provision in the event there are no winning tickets. The $2 pick six will continue to be offered on the final six races of each program. There will be 50-cent pick four bets on the second through fifth races and the final four races. The 50-cent pick five will have the lowest takeout of any bet offered, compared with 15.43 percent for win, place, and show bets, 22.68 percent for two-horse exotics, and 23.68 percent for exotics with three or more horses, such as the pick three, trifectas, and superfectas. In 2010, legislation was passed increasing the takeout on exotic bets by two or three percent to fund overnight purses. The increased takeout took effect on January 1, and was met by protest from some bettors who reacted angrily, stating they would boycott betting on California as a result of the hike. Track president Jack Liebau is hopeful that the lower takeout of the new 50-cent pick five

will draw renewed interest from bettors in California racing, and could lead to increased handle on other races. “With a 50-cent minimum it may get people to play the bet and maybe bet some of the legs individually,” he said. “California has taken a lot of flack for increasing the takeout of the exotics. I thought that was unfair. Our takeout is lower than in most states.” Gulfstream Park in Florida, for example, has a takeout of 20 percent for daily double, exacta, pick three, and pick four bets, but a 26 percent takeout for trifectas and superfectas. Woodbine has a takeout of 20.5 percent for exactas and daily doubles, 25 percent for trifecta and pick four bets, and 26.3 percent for pick three and superfectas. Oaklawn Park has a takeout of 21 percent for all exotics. Hollywood Park will have a a four-day racing week for most of the meeting, which runs through July 17, on a Thursday-through-Sunday basis. PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This article has been republished with permission from www.drf.com

MONSAJEM Woodman – Fairy Dancer, by Nijinsky II

FEE PRIVATE TREATY Black type winner of $178,793 By champion sire WOODMAN sire of 100 black type winners including Champions HANSEL ($2,936,586) two times champion TIMBER COUNTRY ($1,560.400) etc. Out of stakes-placed Fairy Dancer by NIJINSKY II from the family of FAIRY BRIDGE dam of champion miler SADLDER’S WELLS

Timothy O Leary–415 307 4723 or Paddy Brogan–415 810 2048

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Weekly Update Dr. John H. Woolsey: A Positive Infuence Dr. John Woolsey was born in San Francisco in 1923. The son of a surgeon by the same name, he and his sister, Jane Cassady, grew up “making mud pies” in Golden Gate Park. There was no Golden Gate Bridge in those days, so it was an interesting trip to their summer house in Benbow. The Woolsey family moved from San Francisco to Woodland when “Jack” was 10. During those formative teen years, he spent time working as a wrangler at the foot of Mt. Lassen for the Feather River Meadows Boys Camp. Great stories ensued. In 1941, Jack enrolled in pre-med at Cal Berkeley. The war interrupted his education and he entered the Air Corps. He became a navigator on a B-24 and flew 35 missions over Germany. During his keynote speech at the 2008 Harris Ranch Seminar, he joked about dropping bombs on his very good friend Joe Daehling. After the war, he entered veterinary school at Kansas State as the one at UC Davis did not yet exist. One of his classmates was John Hughes from Madera, who went on to found and head the Center for Equine Health at Davis. After getting his vet degree, Jack went on to teach at the newly opened vet school at Davis for three years. Eventually he built, opened and operated a state of the art equine hospital named Empire Equine Hospital in Windsor. In the early 1960s, he became interested in working dogs and more specifically, Australian Cattle Dogs: Queensland Blue Healers and Australian Working Kelpies. This is where I join the story. I was attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, majoring in Animal Husbandry/Microbiolgy. We were using the black and white Border Collies to work our sheep herds and Australian Shepherds (“blue dogs”) to help with the cattle. In those days everyone owned a pickup truck, a gun rack in the back window, a rifle, a coiled rope and a blue dog in the back! We heard a veterinarian “up north” named Jack Woolsey was importing Queensland heelers from Australia. These were supposed to be neat, short-haired dogs with a cross to the “Dingo,” the wild dog of Australia. They were aggressive, tireless and tenacious, which made them perfect for cow work in the brushy hills. The name Dr. Woolsey was very famous at Cal Poly! About the same time, Jack found interest and began investing in Thoroughbred racehorses. There are many articles outlining his “eye” for a good horse and great ability to put together fun racing and breeding partnerships with his long time friends. The story of Grenzen was typical of his ventures. He bought her for $11,000 in 1976, and she went on to

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win almost $350,000. Years after he sold her to retired jockey and Irish breeder, Walter Haefner, the owner of Moyglare Stud in Ireland, we attended a TOBA (Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association) tour of Ireland. Jack and Linda were treated like royalty during their visit to Moyglare. Stan Cosgrove, the veterinarian and manager of that farm, referred to Grenzen as one of their greatest foundation mares. It was euphoric to stand out in one of the lush Irish pastures, bordered by green trees, feeding carrots to many of the world’s top winning and producing mares with their fine crop of foals. It was always enjoyable for me to visit or “hang out” with Jack. At the sales he would share what he saw in a yearling. He was interested in the various modes used for evaluating young stock. His medical mind would join theories with practical outcomes. He was very interested in the use of measuring bones and calculating angles as a way to predict racing success. And when he added his judgment of the innate athleticism, he was quite successful. One year, Jack was asked to inspect the yearlings nominated to the select Del Mar Yearling Sale. I was able to join him for several visits to farms in the southern part of the state. He was taking videos of each yearling, hoping to compare them to their eventual race record. As I became more involved with the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) and started organizing the education events up and down the state, Jack never missed an event. He came to the first San Luis Rey Downs Seminar, he sat in the front row at the very first CTBA farm seminar, and at Bay Meadows Racecourse he was also in the front row when Henry Murphy talked about and demonstrated how the personal computer and Internet were going to contribute to our way of doing business in the future. I can remember the discussion ending by everyone wondering if the Internet would eventually replace print advertising in our world! Jack Woolsey fought hard to stop and was very upset by the closing of year-round training at the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds. At Santa Rosa, he was able to be very involved by using the Maryland Shin Program to get his youngsters through the “bucked shin” stress of training. He knew this training was best done on a mile track and could not be done at the racing tracks. He clearly understood that closing local facilities to year-round training would eventually affect the very foundation of our racing industry. Jack was my friend. He added a positive, upbeat element to so many people’s lives.—www.ctba.com, by Leigh Ann Howard.

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Weekly Update Lou Carno Passes At 90 Veteran trainer Lou Carno passed away at 5 a.m. Friday at the age of 90, according to his wife of 23 years, Kathy. Known on the backstretches of Chicago and California as “The Silver Fox,” Carno was seldom without his trademark cigar and biting wit. Carno was best known as the trainer of Victory Beauty, a hard-hitting gelding who won 41 races, including multiple stakes events for Carno. Purchased for just $3,500, Victory Beauty won races at Bay Meadows Racecourse, Golden Gate Fields, Tanforan and every major racetrack in Southern California. At age eight, in 1964, Victory Beauty won the Escondido Handicap at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and a minor stakes south of the border, the Agua Caliente Gold Cup, which prompted Carno to note, “He’s now won at every racetrack he’s ever run at.” Victory Beauty would make history in 1969, when at 13, he became the oldest horse to win at Santa Anita Park. He retired the following year with earnings of $223,716. Carno also garnered considerable acclaim as the trainer of multiple stakes winning Caterman (NZ), who was disqualified from victory in the 1981 Hollywood Gold Cup (grade I). Regarded as a consummate horseman, Carno was held in the highest regard by those who rode for him. “He was a great guy to ride for,” said retired Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Delahoussaye. “He was a lot of fun to be around and he was one of the real characters back in the day. He came from the old school. If a horse needed time off to heal, he got it. Lou enjoyed racing and he didn’t want to quit. He’ll be missed.” Carno, who turned 90 on March 29, retired from training four years ago. “He never stopped loving his horses,” said Kathy Carno. “They were a very important part of his life and when he left the track it was the hardest thing he ever did. The reason he retired was that he was having so much trouble with his legs and the medication he was taking was affecting him mentally. When we got him off of the medication, he was 100 percent mentally again and was perfectly normal. “He was in an assisted living facility in Monrovia the past two years because he was immobile and had to be in a wheelchair. He was at peace with everything and he died with a smile on his face.” Funeral services will be held Monday, April 25, at Douglas & Zook Mortuary, 600 E. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia. Carno is survived by his wife, Kathy and children Robert, Sharon and Michael, as well as step children Jason and Jeremy. There will be a viewing at 3 p.m. and a memorial service at 4 p.m., with a reception to follow.

American Horse Council Tax Handbook Available The 2011 Horse Owners and Breeders Tax Handbook is now available from the American Horse Council. This publication is an invaluable tax resource for all of those involved in the horse industry. Topics covered in the Handbook include: Business versus hobby-including summaries of important court decisions; Passive loss rules; Forms of doing business; Record keeping and accounting rules; Sales, Exchanges and Involuntary conversions; and Depreciation. This two-volume edition has everything needed to know pertaining to tax laws for equine business. Volume One explains the Internal Revenue Code as it relates to a horse business, and Volume Two includes court cases involving horse owners and breeders that have had dealings with the IRS, both favorable and unfavorable. The cost for the two-volume printed edition of the Tax Handbook is $95 plus shipping and handling. For the first time ever, the Handbook will be available as a CD. No more toting the two volumes around when traveling. This CD will fit in your members' carry-on and won't take up much room on the shelves. The cost for the CD edition of the Tax Handbook is $75 plus shipping and handling. The CD also has a search function to lead users directly to the subject they're looking for. Not only is the CD now available, but it is being offered as a special package deal with the books for only $135 plus shipping and handling! 10 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED WEEKLY • April 20, 2011

Equineline.com Offers Owners Program Equineline.com now offers owners an online program to manage important information on their horses. Among the information included are expense and revenue transactions, health information, ownership, insurance, photos, horse location, contacts and nominations. For more information, click http://www.equineline.com/dotCommonCustomerLogonForm.cfm? LogonMessage=&plurl=owner%2Ecfm%3FSiteBenefit%3D020

Heroic Paddock Guard, 90, Out Of Hospital John Shear, Santa Anita Park’s 90-year-old paddock guard who was gravely injured while protecting a six-year-old girl from a runaway horse last month, was released from Huntington Memorial Hospital April 16. Shear, whose wife Diane celebrated her 68th birthday on the day of his hospital release, was transferred to his home in Sierra Madre to continue his recuperation. He was interviewed by the local NBC affiliate television channel a day before his release, saying “I can’t wait to return to work at Santa Anita.” Shear was injured when a loose three-year-old horse charged toward panicked members of the crowd at the track walking ring prior to the third race March 12. He shielded a little girl standing next to him from the onrushing horse and pushed her out of harm’s way. But the horse hit him on his side. He sustained a fractured pelvis and other severe injuries. Paramedics said he lost so much blood they didn’t think he would survive. Shear will continue physical therapy and plans to play poker in Las Vegas while he recuperates. “My dad wishes to thank you all for your prayers, generosity, and well wishes,” said his son, Michael Shear. “It has been a tremendous strength to him over these past difficult weeks. “His doctors are amazed at the progress he’s made. He was badly injured and he was in very, very bad shape the first few days following the accident. He lost quite a bit of blood internally and his blood pressure got very low. My dad has always prided himself on eating well and staying physically fit and there’s no doubt this has helped him immensely.” Shear, a former rider, has been employed seasonally at Santa Anita since December 23, 1961. He was in his customary position, holding a perimeter rope on the east end of the track’s walking ring. As the field of 10 horses were readying for the upcoming race, Sea and Sage freed himself from his handler and in a 180 degree about-face, the gelding sprinted toward the opening Shear was guarding. As seen on live television, Shear threw himself in front of the young girl, in an act of selfless heroism that could well have saved her life. She was uninjured. “By any accounting, John Shear is a hero,” said Santa Anita President George Haines. “He is an amazing human being and we are elated that he is going to be going home much sooner than was originally thought. Through all of these years, John has been a great employee, a man that his peers looked up to." www.ctba.com


Weekly Update EHV-1 Outbreak: Second New Jersey Farm Quarantined The New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) has quarantined a second Colts Neck horse farm as part of its investigation into an outbreak of the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1), that has led to the death of one horse and sickened five others. The disease was discovered by a private veterinarian treating a sick horse at Overbrook Farm in Colts Neck, New Jersey. The veterinarian euthanized the filly on April 13 after she failed to respond to treatment. The five other affected horses are responding to treatment and recovering from their illnesses. The NJDA's tracing activities at the farm to determine the extent of the outbreak led to today's quarantine of Tourelay Farm, also in Colts Neck. No confirmed cases of EHV-1 have been reported at Tourelay Farm at this time. The index farm, Overbrook Farm, was quarantined late last week. Under this quarantine farm personnel must utilize biosecurity measures, such as disinfectant foot baths, coveralls, disposable gloves, hand washing and disinfectant hand gels, and non-sharing of tack between horses. The quarantine is expected to last 21 days, unless more horses become ill. All quarantines are based on risk assessment. The NJDA has been in contact with Colts Neck Township officials to keep them informed of the efforts to contain the virus and protect animals.

The R.A.C.E. Fund To Hold Online Auction The R.A.C.E. Fund will be having a spring online auction starting May 6-22 to help raise funds for racehorse retirement and rescue from slaughter. Former jockey and renowned artist Tom Chapman once again will be donating four prints of his original paintings of Triple Crown winners Secretariat and Affirmed, Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, and his special painting of Zenyatta winning the Breeders Cup Classic in 2009. Tom Chapman won over 2,500 races during his riding career and now captures the true essence of Thoroughbreds in his paintings. Other items that will be available in the auction are a signed souvenir magazine signed by Secretariat’s owner, Penny Chenery; a limited golden issue of the Kentucky Book when Street Sense won the 2007 Kentucky Derby, signed by Hall of Fame trainer Carl Nafzger, jockey Calvin Borel, owner Joe Tafel and author John Asher; a 1986 original Kentucky Derby program when Ferdinand won; and other racing items including a plaque donated by Tim Snyder, the owner and trainer of the filly Lisa’s Booby Trap. There are also many nonracing items such as vacation packages, jewelry, and much more. You can visit the R.A.C.E. Fund, a 501 C 3 non-profit organization, online at www.biddingforgood.com/racefundbid. Bidding will open at 8 p.m. EST on Friday, May 6 and close at 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 22. All proceeds raised will be used to help racehorses in need of retirement and rescue from slaughter. More information about the R.A.C.E. Fund can be obtained at www.racefund.org.

EHV-1 spreads quickly from horse to horse, has a high morbidity, and can cause a wide range of symptoms, from a complete lack of clinical signs to respiratory problems, especially in young horses, and spontaneous abortions in pregnant mares. The neurologic form of EHV-1 can cause an acute paralytic syndrome, which results in a high mortality. The incubation period of EHV-1 is typically two to 10 days. The virus spreads readily through direct contact with infected materials. The virus does not affect humans and other domestic animals with the exception of llamas and alpacas. Concerned owners should consult their veterinarian prior to taking any action as the clinical signs of infection with the neurologic form of EHV-1 are common to many other diseases. The neurologic form of EHV is a reportable disease in New Jersey. If an owner has a horse that is exhibiting neurologic signs or suspects EHV-1, they are directed to call their veterinarian immediately. —www.TheHorse.com Disclaimer: Seek the advice of a qualified veterinarian before proceeding with any diagnosis, treatment, or therapy. PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This article has been republished with permission from www.Bloodhorse.com

Old Friends Experiencing Financial Woes Old Friends, one of the most well-known and supported Thoroughbred retirement facilities in the country, has fallen on financial woes due to a clerical error by its bank. In order to retain its current status and continue supporting the horses at its facility, the farm must raise $300,000 by the end of April. Luckily, there is a silver lining in the situation. According to founder/owner Michael Blowen, who sent a newsletter to all Old Friends supporters about the money troubles April 13, the facility has raised more than $50,000 in the last 24 hours. “These people are unbelievable…it’s an amazing thing; I’m just a conduit here,” Blowen told The Blood-Horse April 14. Since sending out the newsletter, Blowen has garnered donations from several Thoroughbred owners totaling as much as $10,000 each, as well as numerous $5 and $10 donations from fans. “We’ve gotten over 350 emails already," he said. "People write nice things; they’re very complimentary of Old Friends, and they are coming up with all kinds of amazing fundraising ideas. I’m very optimistic now; I think we’ll be able to work out an equitable solution out with the bank.” Blowen explained how about three years ago, he requested that his bank rewrite the mortgage for Old Friends so it would have its payments due bi-annually. “They concurred and re-wrote the loan,” said Blowen in the newsletter. “We continued to make payments on time through our bookkeeper. “A couple of months ago, I was visited by two bank representatives and their attorney. They explained the bank had made a clerical error. While they had re-written the loan, they had failed to increase the payments. Consequently, the bi-annual payments we made were the same monthly payments and we were in arrears for more than $200,000. And, because the bank is under pressure from Federal regulators, they couldn't do anything until the account was brought up to date. As you might imagine, this was quite a surprise.” Blowen explained that in a section of Old Friends’ mortgage, it states that if the bank makes an error, as long as it isn’t malicious, the lender is responsible for the consequences. “You never want to go public with something like this, but we’ve always been transparent,” said Blowen. “What does central Kentucky look like without these stunning Thoroughbreds? Old Friends not only cares for these deserving retirees; we are a significant boost to the local economy. We are desperately trying to prove that they can generate income once their racing and breeding careers are over. And, we're on the cusp of proving they can. "I would not be begging anyone for anything except for these spectacular creatures outside my window. They deserve better than what I've been able to provide.” Blowen said if Old Friends raises a sufficient amount of money this month, by the end of May it should be in better financial shape. The Georgetown, Ky., facility will benefit from the Ferdinand Ball at the Frazier Museum in Louisville May 5, which basketball players John Wall and Demarcus Cousins are expected to attend. It will also host the Old Friends Homecoming party May 7, and expects to receive $50,000 grant later this year from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), a distribution through Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), as well as a significant contribution from the late trainer Bobby Frankel’s trust. “The future looks bright. It's the present that's problematic, said Blowen of the farm, which attracts more than 20,000 visitors a year and is home to numerous greats, including pensioned stallions Marquetry and Gulch; graded stakes winners Ogygian, Sunshine Forever, Awad, Creator, and Clever Allemont; and Canadian champions Thornfield and Benburb. To make a donation to Old Friends, click here. www.oldfriendsequine.org/how-to-help.shtml

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Weekly Update They follows: Recent Earners Ofare Theas Maiden Bonus Program

New Category In Industry Directory The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) is considering the addition of a new category, “Breaking/Early Training,” to the annual California Thoroughbred Industry Directory. To have your facility included in this new category of the directory, please call CTBA Past President Leigh Ann Howard at (760) 715-2618 or email the contact information to her at vcfarm@aol.com.

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011 Nominations close for the BARRETTS EQUINE LIMITED BARRETTS OCTOBER YEARLING SALE, October 11 and 12 (Sale Date Subject To Change)

• Zvika Akin, owner of Daddy's Fancy earned $10,000 on April 14th at Golden Gate Fields • Zvika Akin, Nels Erickson, Sy Goldstein & Art Sherman, owners of Big Tsimmis earned $10,000 on April 16th at Golden Gate Fields

TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011 2011 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA YEARLING SALE wILL ALSO BE OPEN TO HORSES OF RACING AGE 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 cookie@ctba.com or 800-573-2822 ext. 243.

Winnerwald

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 ctbaken@aol.com

MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2011 CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD (CHRB) MONTHLY BOARD MEETING Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, Calif. SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2011 TROTT USA 2011 Annual Charity Fundraiser. “THE KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY” at Santa Anita Park Please contact Bonnie at Trottsocal@gmail.com for further details on this event

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On April 20, 1988, Winnerwald, a maiden son of Private Account, won the $75,000 La Puente Stakes for three-year-olds at Santa Anita Park, with Glad Music second and Sunrise Sermon finishing third in a field of five. Winnerwald was trained by Humberto Aguilera and ridden by Alex Solis. He ran the 1 1/8 miles in 1:50 4/5 on a sloppy track and won by a head at odds of 15-1. Winnerwald was the seventh of 10 foals out of the Promised Land mare Promised Woman, who also produced stakes winner Miss Affair. The La Puente was Winnerwald’s first (and only) win in nine starts. He also placed in three other stakes and finished his career with one win in 24 starts and earnings of $117,425. Winnerwald was bred by Tom Gentry, was foaled at Mandysland Farm in Santa Ynez, was a $27,000 purchase at the CTS 2-year-old in training sale and was owned by Robert Wald and Charles Winner.

California Weekly Hay Report Friday, April 15, 2011 Tons FOB: Tons Delivered: Year To Date FOB: YTD Delivered:

Northern California

16,234 Last Week: 1,560 Last Week: 191,894 Last Week: 47,008 Last Week:

Premium Good/Premium

Tons Price NA NA 50 $190–190

Sacramento Valley Delivered Prices

Central California

Premium Good

24,390 2,025 175,660 45,448 Wtd. Ave. NA $190

Last Year: Last Year: Last Year: Last Year: Last Year NA NA

Wtd. Ave. NA NA

Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb bales

Tons Price Last Year Wtd. Ave. New Production Undarway After Weeks of Rain

(Rain Showers Plagued Central California—Alfalfa Retail/light<110 lb bales No New Sales) Posted 4/8/11: Producers looking for a clear weather forecast in the next 7 to 10 days to get production back underway.

Southern California

Premium Good

Price Tons 100 $305–305 NA NA

Chino-Los Angeles-San Diego Delivered prices

Wtd. Ave. $305 NA

Last Year NA NA

Wtd. Ave. NA NA

Alfalfa Retail/feed store/horse

FOB—Free On Board YTD—Year To Date Wtd. Ave.—Weighted Average

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32,206 8,080 295,874 158,940

NA—Not Available

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California-Bred Maiden Winners In North America: April 11-17, 2011 Bertrando Ballena Vista Farm (760) 789-3900 April 15 (TUP, $5,000 MCL.) Lakes and Flowers. Kevin Carey's b. f., 3, by Bertrando—San Andreas by Meadowlake. Breeder: Ballena LLC. Trainer: Deborah Rancho Zimmerman. Jockey: Lance L. Bullock.

DEPUTY COMMANDER April 15 (GG, $8,595 MCL.) Lil Red Jet. Rozamund Barclay and Kay Kasmerski's ch. f., 3, by Deputy Commander— Jetlaunch by Relaunch a Tune. Breeder: John Polster. Trainer: Len Kasmerski. Jockey: Russell A. Baze.

FLAME THROWER April 17 (FON, $4,480 MCL.) Archuleta. Robert R. Mitzner's dk. b. g., 3, by Flame Thrower—She's a Trickster by Tricky Creek. Breeders: Greg and Robyn C. James. Trainer: Robert R. Mitzner. Jockey: Karlo Lopez.

Game Plan E.A. Ranches (760) 789-1498 April 16 (FON, $4,480 MCL.) Plan to Win. Charles D. Nielsen's b. f., 3, by Game Plan—Paster's Dutchess by Paster's Caper. Breeder: Ernest Auerbach. Trainer: Sean P. Foley. Jockey: Chris Fackler.

MARINO MARINI April 15 (EMD, $5,400 WMC.) Mr. Pendleton. Friendship Stable and Ken Paulson's dk. b. g., 4, by Marino Marini—Heavenly Valentine by Crafty Prospector. Breeders: John and Doris Konecny and Allen and Susan Branch. Trainer: Bonnie Jenne. Jockey: Juan M. Gutierrez.

Ministers Wild Cat Tommy Town Thoroughbreds (805) 686-4337 April 15 (SA, $20,220 MCL.) Wild Cat Lore. S.A.Y. Racing LLC, Ron Donn and David C. Stevens' b. f., 3, by Ministers Wild Cat—

Ladylore by Video Ranger. Breeder: Steve Young. Trainer: Steve Knapp. Jockey: Kerwin John.

MOSCOW BALLET April 12 (TUP, $5,000 MCL.) Fight On Gino. S. and H. Kaplan and P. Strangis' ch. g., 3, by Moscow Ballet—Shahala by Vice Regent. Breeder: John Sisterson. Trainer: David Van Winkle. Jockey: Scott A. Stevens.

Old Topper Tommy Town Thoroughbreds (805) 686-4337 April 16 (GG, $37,300 MSW.) Big Tsimmis. Zvika Akin, Nels Erickson, Sy Goldstein and Art Sherman's ch. f., 3, by Old Topper—Kalihi Maggie by Al Mamoon. Breeder: RLI Investment Inc. Trainer: Steve M. Sherman. Jockey: Kevin Krigger.

REDATTORE (BRZ) April 15 (SA, $32,600 MCL.) Reddy Go Jaylo. Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams' dk. b. f., 3, by Redattore (Brz)—Go Jaylo by Bertrando. Breeders: Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams. Trainer: Mike Puype. Jockey: Joseph Talamo.

ROMAN RULER April 16 (SA, $25,000 MCL.) Whoopsie. Natalie J. Baffert's ch. f., 3, by Roman Ruler—Whoopddoo by Jade Hunter. Breeder: Bob Baffert. Trainer: Bob Baffert. Jockey: Luis Medina.

ROYAL CAT April 12 (TUP, $5,200 MCL.) Royal Creek Cat. Terry E. Anderson's dk. b. g., 5, by Royal Cat—Muddy Creek Molly by Darby Creek Road. Breeders: Patricia D. Farmer, Janet Griffin and Gretchen Graves. Trainer: Darrell E. Alvey. Jockey: Cassie M. Papineau. April 15 (GG, $14,216 MCL.) Badgett Cat. Zvika Akin, Nels Erickson, Sy Goldstein and Art Sherman's b. g., 3, by Royal Cat— Royal Badgett by Bold Badgett. Breeder: SLU Inc. Trainer: Steve M. Sherman. Jockey: Kevin Krigger.

ROYAL WALK April 17 (LA, $6,553 MCL.) Warren's Hot Stuff. Keith E. Craigmyle's ch. g., 4, by Royal Walk—Brite Lite by High Brite. Breeder: Benjamin C. Warren. Trainer: Keith E. Craigmyle. Jockey: Cesar DeAlba.

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Sea of Secrets Ballena Vista Farm (760) 789-3900 April 14 (GG, $29,200 MSW.) Daddy's Fancy. Zvika Akin's b. f., 2, by Sea of Secrets—Tami's Issue by Somethingfabulous. Breeder: Zvika Akin. Trainer: Steve M. Sherman. Jockey: William Antongeorgi III.

Singletary Harris Farms Inc. (559) 884-2859 April 11 (TUP, $10,000 MOC.) Highdrum. Vivian and Robert W. Berrett's b. g., 4, by Singletary—Spending Susan by Native Prospector. Breeders: Winning Ways Stable and Cardiff Farm Management Corp. Trainer: Robert W. Berrett. Jockey: Wilson O. Dieguez.

TERRELL April 16 (EMD, $5,000 MCL.) Look At Maddie Go. Martin Pimentel and Rona Kahue's ch. f., 3, by Terrell—Tangara (NZ) by Kenfair (NZ). Breeders: Doll, Kadner and Stein Stables Inc. Trainer: Martin Pimentel. Jockey: Pedro M. Terrero.

Maiden Winners This is a list, arranged in order of sire, of Californiafoaled Thorough-breds who broke their maidens in the U.S. and Canada during the month indicated. The information contained on these pages is compiled 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 Magazine Update The May 2011 issue of California Thoroughbred, the official publication of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA), is now well into production and featured as this edition’s cover stories are editorials on the grade II, $150,000 victories at Santa Anita Park by the California-bred duo of Amazombie and Liberian Freighter in the April 3 Potrero Grande Stakes and April 9 Arcadia Stakes, respectively. Besides this article, the latest magazine also includes many other feature stories of interest, such as: the first of four monthly editorials encompassing photos of this year’s crop of foals born in the Golden State, starting with the group in Northern California and followed by the California Central Valley (June), California Central Coast (July) and Southern California (August) regions; an In Memoriam tribute to Dr. Jack “Doc” Woolsey Jr., DVM, a member of the CTBA since 1964, during which time he was associated with such top runners as the multiple graded stakes winners Grenzen and Raise Your Skirts, who passed away last month; a CTBA Member Profile on Ron Watchorn, the co-breeder of Smokin’ Charlotte and her 2005 foal Unusual Smoke who both won stakes races at Hollywood Park during California Gold Rush; a preview of this year’s Barretts May Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training being held at Fairplex in Pomona on Monday, May 16, following an under-tack preview at Fairplex Park on Friday, May 13; the latest chapter in the Cal-Bred Millionaires’ Row series, featuring Somethinaboutlaura who became the 46th locally bred runner to pass the $1 million mark in career earnings with a win in the $75,000 Pacific Heights Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on December 1, 2007; a Focus On The Future article spotlighting 27-year-old Alex Evers, a talented young freelance photographer who has been making a name for himself at the Southern California racetracks since 2004; a self-explanatory Horse Care editorial titled “Heart Disease In Horses”; a Guest Forum piece on Sham, the winner of the grade I, $100,000 Santa Anita Derby who then chased home the legendary Secretariat in all three legs of the 1973 Triple Crown; and all the many other interesting and informative features, departments and columns that the publication’s loyal readers look forward to every month. Unfortunately, the deadline has now passed to secure valuable advertising space in this latest copy of California Thoroughbred, the monthly publication that remains the best medium for marketing Thoroughbred stallions, farms and businesses in the Golden State. So, to ensure your participation in the magazine’s next edition, the June 2011 issue, please contact the CTBA’s Advertising Manager Loretta Veiga without further delay at either Loretta@ctba.com Loretta@ctba.com or (626) 445-7800, extension 226. Arrangements can then be made to secure the placement in this magazine of a high quality, competitively priced advertisement that’s certain to provide the maximum possible exposure to your services and/or products on offer.

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Introducing for 2011 BONNRITA

Dark Bay or Brown Horse; Feb. 19, 2002

The Only Son of GULCH to stand in California By GULCH (1984), champion sprinter in U. S., Stakes winner of $3,095,521, 1st Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1), etc. Among the leading sires in U. S., sire of 20 crops of racing age, 1,100 foals, 910 starters, 72 stakes winners, 1 champion, 642 winners of 2,304 races and earnings of $86,008,667 U. S., including THUNDER GULCH (Champion in U. S., $2,915,086, 1st Kentucky Derby (G1), etc.), NAYEF (Hwt. In England and United Arab Emirates, $3,594,157 USA, 1st Juddmonte International S. (G1), etc.), EAGLE CAFE ($4,227,985 USA, 1st Japan Cup Dirt, etc.), BRAVE TENDER ($2,708,334 USA, 1st Arlington Cup, etc.), COURT VISION (to 5, 2010, $2,606,521 USA, 1st Woodbine Mile S. (G1), etc.), THE CLIFF’S EDGE ($1,265,258, 1st Toyota Blue Grass S. (G1), etc.), WALLENDA ($1,205,929, 1st Super Derby (G1), etc.), ESTEEMED FRIEND ($805,237, 1st General George H. (G1), etc.). First dam is by DEPUTY MINISTER, leading broodmare sire of more than 180 stakes winners, including CURLIN, RAGS TO RICHES, HALFBRIDLED, JAZIL, BOB & JOHN etc. 5 Two-year-old winners out of 7 (71.43%) in 1st dam of Bonnrita. BREED FOR YOUR 2-YR-OLD WINNER!! 2011: Introductory fee: $750 S&N Booking fee $250 For Inquiries please contact Nancy Markwell 818 472 5626 Standing At:

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THE COLE RANCH. BOARDING CARE: • Video monitored foaling stalls • Complimentary in-state shipping to/from stud farm • Complete vaccination, hoof care and de-worming program • $15 per day includes nursing foal for four months • Multiple mare discounts FOAL CARE: • Two-acre irrigated Bermuda grass pastures • Best quality alfalfa and fortified grain • Complementary halter breaking • Complementary Jockey Club registration • Breaking and sales prep They Don’t Run Faster Because You Over Pay

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Lisa Macauley Performance Horses Offers: High Quality Boarding, Without the High Prices! • Beautiful, safe irrigated pastures • Large 12x20 stalls for foaling and lay-ups • Specializing in year-round broodmares, weanlings and yearling care. • 2 hours from Golden Gate Fields Oakdale, Calif. 209-765-1676 E-mail: lmacauleyreiners@hughes.net

RECENTLY WIDOWED. Would like to get back in the horse business. 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. Contact Gloria Renteria 619-766-4557.

BROODMARE FOR SALE BLUES MAJESTY (1995) by Magesterial out of Bob’s Blue. Half-sister to BLUES THE STANDARD ($1,416,618) 19 wins 3 graded stakes, 2nd in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, placed in 6 graded stakes, also half to ARRIVE ALIVE ($173,904) 10 wins. Three foals, 2 winners, 1 foal injured after first race. $2500. Call Larry Davis 509 951 1341.

ESTATES FOR SALE MARTINEZ, CA. 12 + ACRE GORGEOUS PARCEL. 25 minutes to GGF. Must sell. Make offer. Brentwood, Ca. 10+ acre Horse set=up and home. Great deal. Clayton, Ca. Diablo Downs Equestrian community. Sharp home, pool, barn, and arena. Priced to sell... ROBINS RANCHES agent (925) 672-7323

Stakes-producing mare in-foal to $1.5M Kentucky sire standing for $10,000. Will sell 1/3 interest for $3,000 (includes paid stud fee). Owners to share expenses. Call Michael @ 818.704.7551.

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THOROUGHBREDS FOR SALE GREEN ACRES FARM stakes-winning, stakes-producing broodmares, foals, yearlings, twoand three-year-olds by winning sires, allowance winners and producers for sale. Call Vanessa at 909-206-2194

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$30 A DAY Breaking and Training the easy and fast way. All-Weather Track • Starting Gate Covered Round Pen • Hot Walker Bring us your young horse! 10 years of track experience DAEHLING RANCH 916-685-4965 E-mail: daehlingranch@hotmail.com www.daehlingranch.com


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