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WEEKLY Volume 6 • Number 24

Official publication of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association

Northern California Yearling Sale Tuesday, August 13 The consignor’s contract for the 2013 Northern California Yearling Sale is now available online here. The hard copy of the entry form was mailed out the first week of May, but clients can print the form from the website and send it in that way, if they choose to do so. The 2013 Northern California Yearling Sale will be held Tuesday, August 13, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Nominations closed on Monday, June 3, but supplemental entries will be accepted until the day of the sale. The 2012 Northern California Yearling Sale—the ninth Continued on page 4

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Surfcup Wires Field In Silky Sullivan

Odds-on favorite Surfcup led all the way to win Sunday’s $100,000 Silky Sullivan Stakes at Golden Gate Fields for three-yearolds eligible for the Golden State Series. ©Vassar Surfcup is by Harris Farms’ Unusual Heat, out of the Runaway Groom mare Omi Princess, was bred by owner Donald Dizney and is trained by Bob Baffert. Continued on page 4

Unusual Hottie Wins Again


California-bred Unusual Hottie charged to the front in midstretch and won Sunday’s $90,370 Redondo Beach Handicap for fillies and mares at Betfair Hollywood Park. Unusual Hottie is by Harris Farms’ Unusual Heat, out of the Ski Champ mare Branca Como Neve (Brz), was bred by Ali Nilforushen Equestrian, Continued on page 4

CHRB Meetings Breeders’ Cup ‘14 Advisory For At Wednesday, June 19 Santa Anita Park Two committees of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) will convene consecutively on Wednesday, June 19, in the Sunset Room at Betfair Hollywood Park to address several matters of significance to the state’s horse racing industry. Continued on page 6

The 2014 Breeders’ Cup will be held October 31-November 1 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia near Los Angeles, Breeders’ Cup announced Monday morning, marking the third consecutive time Santa Anita will host the event and the eighth time overall. Continued on page 4


Leading Sires In California: January 1 Through June 9, 2013

! 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 . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . . .95 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Southern Image . . . . . . . . . . 67 Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Unbridled Energy# . . . . . . . .64 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . .33 In Excess (Ire)* . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Affirmative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . 37 Perfect Mandate* . . . . . . . . .28 Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Cee's Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Ten Most Wanted* . . . . . . . .28 High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Popular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26


! 330 491 405 337 360 317 237 272 212 234 234 154 159 66 122 266 214 93 252 117 77 163 71 139 110 111 92 168 121 173 104 156 216 101 106

44 $1,981,428 84 1,923,831 78 1,853,255 48 1,194,295 48 1,071,622 49 1,046,489 40 859,261 46 763,482 23 697,875 25 611,410 40 593,874 28 580,746 18 580,634 18 507,491 17 481,730 37 475,603 30 473,430 14 436,193 32 425,266 16 378,917 19 371,573 26 364,989 12 350,129 13 339,202 23 320,791 17 306,422 12 304,770 18 294,380 21 284,703 17 279,692 8 250,597 20 239,270 17 218,531 10 217,769 11 207,400

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

Unusual Heat ..............64 Tribal Rule ...................43 Tizbud .........................22 Good Journey.............26 Ministers Wild Cat ......23 Bertrando†..................22 Heatseeker (Ire)...........17 Old Topper ..................15 Suances (GB)..............11 Decarchy.....................30 Benchmark..................18 Affirmative...................11

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

Time to Get Even . . . . .10 Awesome Gambler . . . . . .7 Bushwacker . . . . . . . . .12 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Square Eddie . . . . . . . . . .3 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . .2 Roi Charmant . . . . . . . . .2 Birdonthewire . . . . . . . . . .2 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . .4 Desert Code . . . . . . . . . .3 Olympio* . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

180 86 48 74 41 45 41 25 28 59 28 24

20 6 5 6 9 3 8 3 5 3 5 4

29 $1,335,009 6 476,369 6 338,404 8 334,877 10 296,079 4 276,204 8 246,098 5 228,099 9 219,859 3 216,915 5 216,914 5 211,170

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2 2 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1

$86,660 80,568 71,795 65,524 44,580 43,492 41,940 41,912 31,770 31,002 23,800 21,745

The statistics contained in these rankings are compiled by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. (TJCIS). While every effort is made to prevent errors and omissions, California Thoroughbred cannot guarantee their complete and total accuracy. A dagger (†) indicates that a stallion has been pensioned, an asterisk (*) that he has died, a dot (•) that he is now standing elsewhere, a number sign (#) that he did not stand in California in 2012 but is standing in the state in 2013, a double dagger (‡) that he is not standing in California in 2013 but will stand in the state in 2014 and in 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 CTBA SALES Continued from page 1

presented by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) in its current format—saw a 50 percent leap in the sale average from the previous year and the highest since 2006. The 69 hips that sold in 2012 brought gross sales of $528,200, an average of $7,655 and a median price of $4,000. For more information, please contact Cookie Hackworth, the CTBA’s Sales Coordinator, at (800) 573-2822 ext. 243 or Since the sale returned under the direction of the CTBA 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.

SURFCUP Continued from page 1

He has four wins in seven starts, earnings of $335,800 and was coming off a win in the March 27 Snow Chief Stakes. Surfcup ran the mile on turf in 1:37.54 and won by a length over Gervinho at odds of 4-5. Tebows Big Play was third in the field of seven. DRF Story:

Surfcup Delivers As Favorite In Silky Sullivan By Chuck Dybdal Click here to read more

UNUSUAL HOTTIE Continued from page 1

is owned by Seyyed Nilforushen and is trained by Jeff Mullins. She has seven wins in 14 starts, earnings of $346,348 and was coming off a win in the May 18 Fran’s Valentine Stakes. DRF Story:

BREEDERS’ CUP SANTA ANITA Continued from page 1

No other track has held the event in three consecutive years. The decision to hold the two-day event at Santa Anita for the fifth time in the past seven years reflects the organization’s comfort level with the track as well as Breeders’ Cup’s preference to card the event at a warm-weather site.—continued at BloodHorse Story:

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Morris Looks Back At Tenure As General Manager Heading into his final week as general manager at Golden Gate Fields before assuming a new role with the Thoroughbred Owners of California, Joe Morris is whipping ©Vassar and driving to the finish line like Johnny Longden aboard George Royal in his last race as a jockey. “It’s been a great meet,” said Morris, who has helped revitalize the track in his two-year stint as general manager.—continued at, By Chuck Dybdal Click here to read more PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This article has been republished with permission from

Talamo Stays Hot With Unusual Hottie In Redondo By Steve Andersen Click here to read more

Roi Charmant Gets First Winner California stallion Roi Charmant was represented by his first winner Saturday when Pheisty Kid won the fifth race at Golden Gate Fields, a maiden special weight for two-year-olds. Pheisty Kid is out of the Lyphaness mare Pheiffer, was bred by owner Billy Hipwell and is trained by Sergio Ledezma. Pheisty Kid ran the 4 1/2 furlongs in :52.42 and won by half a length at odds of 7-1. Roi Charmant stands at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, California, and Pheisty Kid is his second foal to race.

Last Friday Night Card July 5 At Betfair Hollywood Park Betfair Hollywood Park will have a special Friday night program July 5 in honor of the track’s 75th anniversary season. Post time will be 7:05 p.m. PDT. —continued at

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Dixie Chatter Gets First Winner California freshman sire Dixie Chatter was represented by his first winner on June 7, when his two-year-old filly Chattering Nikita won a maiden special weight at Northlands Park in Canada gate-to-wire by one length in time of :40 3/5 for the 3 1/2 furlongs on dirt. Trained by Cindy Cummins for owner Carl Perry, Chattering Nikita was fifth in her debut at Turf Paradise in Arizona on April 19, a futurity trial, before winning her second start. Bred in Arizona by Fleming Thoroughbred Farm LLC,


Chattering Nikita is out of the stakes-producing Never Tabled mare Mirabilia and was purchased as a yearling by her owner for $7,000 at the 2012 November ATBA Sale. Winner of the grade I Norfolk Stakes, Dixie Chatter ranked among the leading members of his crop as a two-yearold. The first grade I winner sired by Dixie Union, Dixie Chatter retired with earnings of $464,606 and covered another full book of mares in 2013 at Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona, California.

Weekly Update CHRB Continued from page 1

The industry and the public are encouraged to attend and provide input at these meetings of the Pari-Mutuel Operations/ADW/Simulcast Committee, set to begin at 11:30 a.m., and the Legislative/Legal/Regulations Committee, which will begin at 3 p.m. or immediately following the conclusion of the PMO meeting. Commissioners Richard Rosenberg and Jesse Choper serve on both committees. Commissioner Rosenberg chairs the PMO Committee; Commissioner Choper chairs the Legislative Committee. In addition to discussing bills affecting horse racing that are currently being considered by the California Legislature, the Legislative Committee is asking the industry and the public to submit their ideas for legislation that could benefit horse racing. The PMO Committee will be discussing two matters

CARMA Launches New Program To Assist Owners With Safely Retiring Thoroughbred Racehorses The California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) is pleased to announce the development of a new service for owners and trainers to assist in the placement of their Thoroughbreds in need of retirement. Through the generosity of the Santa Anita Park After-Care Program—an initiative to support racehorse retirement created by owner-breeder Frank Stronach—CARMA has created the CARMA Placement Program. This new program will facilitate the transition of horses from the racetrack to an approved CARMA Aftercare Partner (non-profit benefactors of CARMA grant funds) for placement in their forever home. The Placement Program will work directly with owners and trainers to transition horses admitted to the program to Winners’ Circle Ranch in Bradbury, California, to be assessed, treated if necessary, and then placed with the appropriate aftercare partner. The aftercare partner will provide rest, retraining and adoption, both, or permanent retirement, if necessary. There are several prerequisites to be fulfilled before the horse will be admitted into the program. Owners or trainers must provide some information about the horse’s physical condition; we understand injury is a common reason for retirement. We cannot accept colts into the program but newly gelded horses, geldings, and fillies/mares are welcome. The Placement Program is funded by the Santa Anita Park After-Care Program so we require that your horse has run at Santa Anita, Hollywood Park or the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club within the last six months or has been training with recorded works over that time span (showing the intent to run at one of those tracks). A donation of $500 is requested to help defray the transportation and administrative costs associated with each horse. While we know many owners have the necessary connections and contacts to retire their horses directly, the Placement Program offers a safe and simple option for racehorse retirement. We invite all owners and trainers to utilize the program for horses in need of retirement. For more information please refer to the CARMA website: ment-program. You can also contact the office at (626) 574-6654 or by email at


that also would require changes to the Horse Racing Law. One is the suggestion to expand the menu of races imported from other jurisdictions that could be offered at all of the state’s wagering outlets. This proposal is commonly referred to as full-card simulcasting. The second pertains to expanding the areas for potential locations of mini-satellites (i.e. wagering in bars, restaurants, and other businesses) by reducing the 20-mile radius of protection that the law currently affords to existing racetracks and simulcast facilities. Agendas for these meetings will be available on the CHRB Website ( on or before June 9. Supporting documents for these meetings will be available on the CHRB Website on or before Friday, June 14.

CARMA 6th Annual Charity “Poker in Paradise” Event In support of providing funding for the rehabilitation, retraining and/or retirement of Thoroughbred horses that have raced in California, California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) will be hosting their 6th annual charity poker tournament, “Poker in Paradise—A Night Under the Stars”, on Saturday, July 20, at the Del Mar Hilton Hotel at 6:30 pm. CARMA is a charitable 501 (c)(3) organization formed to assist Thoroughbred rehabilitation and retirement organizations that facilitate the care and retraining of horses who raced in California and whose racing careers have ended. CARMA ensures the racehorses have retirement options by managing and disbursing funds to qualified retirement facilities caring for such horses. Attendees of the “Poker in Paradise—A Night Under the Stars” event will enjoy a laid back tropical paradise theme along with heavy appetizers. Guests will mix and mingle with industry elite, including racehorse owners, trainers and jockeys. “We are extremely proud of the work we’ve done over the last six years for the horses in our racing community, and are looking forward to the continued support of our friends and partners at this year’s “Poker in Paradise” event,” said CARMA Board Chair Madeline Auerbach. “The CARMA program has been a proven success in terms of dollars raised and most importantly in the tangible results seen at our benefiting farms and facilities where the horses live. CARMA has become a leader in the retirement/adoption community and events like this make our work possible.” Individual poker players enter into the Texas Hold ‘Em style tournament with a $200 donation. Poker players are encouraged to bring guests to attend and enjoy the event. Table packages for 8 players are available for a $3,000 donation. Guests who are not playing in the poker tournament can enjoy the festivities—including a live band, delicious appetizers, no-host cocktails, 50/50 Drawing, a silent auction and more—for just $40. Register for the event by Monday, July 1, and receive a complimentary Clubhouse Pass valid any single day of 2013 Del Mar meet. Tickets for the Poker in Paradise event are now available at For questions please call (626) 574-6622 or email The Del Mar Hilton hotel is located at 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, California 92014. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age.


Weekly Update Barretts To Hold Second Del Mar Paddock Sale On July 21, the first Sunday of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club race season, Barretts Sales & Racing, in cooperation with Del Mar, will conduct its second annual Paddock Sale at Del Mar featuring “Race Ready” horses in training. “The objective of this sale is to encourage ownership and attract new people to the game,” commented Kim Lloyd, general manager of Barretts, “Last yearʼs catalog of 45 horses has already produced Nechez Dawn, stakes winner at Del Mar in her first start for owner Ten Broeck Farm, and I Dazzle, winner of the American Beauty Stakes at Santa Anita Park and grade II-placed last weekend at Betfair Hollywood Park for firsttime owner Peter Peluso. Nominations closed June 4, but entries will be accepted until two weeks prior to the sale, and horses qualifying for Del Marʼs “Ship and Win” Program will receive a shipping subsidy up to $1,500.—From Barretts Del Mar,

Preventing Heat-Related Problems In Horses A list of 10 important tips from clinicians at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine on preventing heat-related problems in horses. 1. Heat can kill: High environmental temperatures and related heat issues of dehydration, exhaustion, and heat stroke can occur in horses and can produce illness and death. This is serious business and you must take steps to ensure your horse is protected when traveling in a trailer, being ridden on trail rides, or in competition events.—continued at, By University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. Click here to read more PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This article has been republished with permission from

Progress Cited On Racehorse Medication Penalty System Racing organizations are moving ahead with plans to implement a points-driven penalty system for equine medication violations. The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), in a June 6 release, said its board of directors gave preliminary approval to a multiple violation penalty, or MVP, system by which trainers will accumulate points for each drug violation. Mandatory suspensions will range from 30 to 360 days.—continued at, By Tom LaMarra Click here to read more PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This article has been republished with permission from

22nd District Agricultural Association Approves Plan To Add Fall Race Meet At The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club The sounds of thundering hooves, cheering crowds and ringing cash registers could become a fall fixture in San Diego County, if a proposal to expand horse racing at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club receives approval from state regulators. —continued at By Joe Tash PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This article has been republished with permission from

Horse Therapy Legislation Introduced In The House On April 24, 2013, Representatives Michael Burgess (R-CA) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced The Rehabilitative Therapy Parity for Military Beneficiaries Act of 2013 (H.R. 1705). This legislation would amend federal law to provide that military families and wounded veterans are entitled to be reimbursed for therapies, including “therapies provided on a horse” that are medically authorized. Military personnel and members of their family who suffer from debilitating diseases have sought treatment through therapeutic horse riding programs or hippotherapy. Unfortunately, TRICARE, the health care program serving uniformed services members, retirees, and their families, will not cover therapeutic riding because it considers such equine therapy experimental and unproven and therefore not reimbursable, despite many advances in the health of people who have used it versus other treatments that have little or no affect on them. This issue has been highlighted by the plight of Kaitlyn Samuels, a member of a military family, who suffers from cerebral palsy, scoliosis, autism and epilepsy. The Samuels tried therapeutic riding as a last effort to ease Kaitlyn’s pain. The therapeutic riding helped her more than any of the other standard treatments. When the Samuels family sought reimbursement for this professional therapy through TRICARE, the request was ultimately denied. The family ended up going to court, won their case, but the program still would not reimburse the family for the cost of treatment. This bill has been referred to the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Military Personnel. It currently has four co-sponsors, Representatives Duncan Hunter (R-CA), Walter Jones (R-NC), Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) and Marc Veasey (D-TX). The American Horse Council supports this bill.—The American Horse Council,

California-Bred Flashback: Lucky J. H. On June 10, 2006, Lucky J. H., a son of Cee’s Tizzy, won the grade III, $100,000 Ack Ack Handicap at Hollywood Park, with Captain Squire second and Primerica third in a field of seven. Lucky J. H. was trained by Carla Gaines and ridden by Patrick Valenzuela. He ran the 7 1/2 furlongs in 1:29.66 and won by 1 1/4 lengths at odds of 5-2. Lucky J. H. was the first of eight foals out of the A.P. Indy mare Lucky C. H. The Ack Ack was Lucky J. H.’s fifth win in 11 starts. He also won the Tiznow, Sensational Star and Impressive Luck stakes, placed in five other stakes and finished his career with eight wins in 20 starts and earnings of $632,065. Lucky J. H. was bred by and foaled at Harris Farms in Coalinga, where he now stands stud. 8 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED WEEKLY • June 12, 2013

Weekly Update OwnerView Sections Expanded OwnerView, the free, informational website developed by The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) to assist prospective, new and current Thoroughbred owners, has added sections devoted to veterinary care and racetracks. The “Veterinary” section helps owners understand the role of the veterinarian in managing their Thoroughbreds; the “Racetrack” section provides a variety of details about virtually every Thoroughbred track in North America. “The new sections on contain valuable, factual information pertaining to the care of Thoroughbreds and the venues at which to race them,” said Gary Falter, vice president of operations for The Jockey Club and project manager for OwnerView. Within the Veterinary section, visitors can research equine health topics, learn about racetrack injuries, become better educated about equine welfare and health considerations, review a list of equine hospitals, search for a veterinarian, and review Q & A in the “Ask a Vet” section. This new section was developed in partnership with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). “The AAEP’s mission is to improve the health and welfare of the horse and we can do that by providing information to Thoroughbred owners,” said Dr. Scott Hay, chairman of the AAEP’s Racing Committee. “We are proud to be the source of veterinary information for the OwnerView initiative.” The Racetrack section of OwnerView was developed with input from Thoroughbred owners and several tracks, including Keeneland, NYRA, Woodbine, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and Arlington Park. This new section lists most Thoroughbred tracks in the U.S. and Canada, grouped by their daily average purse distribution, and provides information such as address, race dates, owner hospitality contact, and links to each track’s website. “By presenting information such as daily average purse distribution, we can help the owner determine venues in which their horses will be competitive,” Falter said. “It will also help owners find contact information for all the tracks in one convenient location.” OwnerView was launched by The Jockey Club and TOBA in May 2012, in the wake of McKinsey & Company’s economic study of the sport that recommended a central resource that would encourage Thoroughbred ownership and provide accurate information about purchasing and owning a Thoroughbred. OwnerView includes information about trainers, racing syndicates, licensing, aftercare, and state incentive programs. For more information, visit

Loomis Basin Equine Relocates To Penryn, California The Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center will host its grand opening celebration and hold a horse health fair at its new location, 2973 Penryn Road, Penryn, California 95663, on Sunday, June 30, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will showcase its full range of services and have groups present to share information about equine rescue, training, tack and equipment, and much more. Staff doctors will speak on topics that every horse owner should be educated about including podiatry/lameness, emergency care, breeding basics, the equine eye, acupuncture and much more! There will also be food and entertainment for the entire family. The move from its current facility in Loomis to its new, state-of-the-art facility in Penryn, will double its capacity for hospitalizing large animals, including horses, llamas, alpacas and goats, from 20 to 40 animals when all phases are completed, plus gives it more space for routine office visits and the ability to better accommodate both animal and owner. The new facility will increase interior square footage by 25 percent, while adding more acreage and a second barn will give the facility the ability to board more horses and offer more rehabilitation services along with pasture areas for horses to move about and graze freely. For owners, the facility will have additional parking for large vehicles and trailers, and easy access of I-80.—From Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center,

Preparing Joint Injection Sites When administering equine joint injections, veterinarians must take steps to minimize the risk of septic arthritis developing in the treated joint. Particularly in equine athletes, septic arthritis can be a devastating and debilitating complication, though aggressive treatment returns a large range (27-92%) of affected horses back to work. —, By Dr. Nancy S. Loving

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Racing Industry In Ireland Facing Tough Road Ahead Ireland has been a dominant force in the Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry – both in Europe and worldwide—for many years. Racetracks in Ireland have always drawn large crowds, and many wealthy investors have gotten


into both the breeding and racing sides of the business. —, By Dr. Nancy S. Loving PUBLISHER’S NOTE: republished Permission from




The April to August 2013 issues of the California Thoroughbred magazine will include Advertorials featuring this year’s crop of foals born in the Golden State. For More Information, Contact: Loretta Veiga, Advertising Manager, at 445-7800 ext.227 or Rudi Groothedde, Managing Editor, at 445-7800 ext.226

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California-Bred Maiden Winners in north america: June 3–9, 2013 BeST MiniSTeR June 8 (GG, $8,200 MCL.) Truly Best. Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms L.P., Nadine Anderson and Marci DeLa Torre’s dk. b. m., 5, by Best Minister—True Captain by Captain James (Ire). Breeders: Dinesh Maniar and Getaway Farm inc. Trainer: Francis Meza. Jockey: William Antongeorgi III.

BiRDonTHeWiRe June 7 (BHP, $30,250 MCL.) Solid Wager. Gary and Cecil Barber and Stanford Stable’s b. c., 2, by Birdonthewire—G Ma by Valid Wager. Breeder: Madera Thoroughbreds LLC. Trainer: Peter Miller. Jockey: Martin A. Pedroza.

CinDaGo June 6 (BHP, $20,750 MCL.) Midnight Lady. C R K Stable’s dk. b. f., 3, by Cindago—Wise Investor by Belong to Me. Breeders: Lee and Susan Searing. Trainer: John W. Sadler. Jockey: Irving Orozco.

e Z WaRRioR June 6 (GG, $15,100 MCL.) echo Zulu. Greg Avery and Lyle Carter’s dk. b. c., 2, by E Z Warrior—Anuska by Grand Slam. Breeders: Richard Franco and Malinda Farmer. Trainer: Steve M. Sherman. Jockey: Juan J. Hernandez.

Richard W. Meister. Trainer: Darcy Hawkes. Jockey: Nate Smith.

oLYMpio June 9 (GG, $8,300 MCL.) Global olympics. Joseph Brook and Evelyn Negri’s ch. g., 3, by Olympio—Global Children by Globalize. Breeder: ellen L. Jackson. Trainer: Joseph Brook. Jockey: Inoel Beato.

ReDaTToRe (BRZ) June 6 (BHP, $30,750 MCL.) Magnum Force. Carol A. Lingenfelter and Jane Lytle’s b. g., 4, by Redattore (Brz)—Tonsilitis by Swiss Yodeler. Breeder: Carol a. Lingenfelter. Trainer: Martin F. Jones. Jockey: Garrett K. Gomez. June 9 (GG, $13,600 MCL.) Torre italiana. Robert J. Lucas’ dk. b. m., 5, by Redattore (Brz)—Italian Wine by Desert Wine. Breeder: Dahlberg Farms LLC. Trainer: Robert J. Lucas. Jockey: Abel Cedillo.

RoaR June 9 (MNR, $19,400 MSW.) alotta Roar. Betty Zircher’s ch. f., 4, by Roar— Charmalotta by Cost Conscious. Breeder: Robert H. Walter Family Trust. Trainer: Robert Zircher. Jockey: Andrew R. Ramgeet.

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HaRLinGTon June 8 (BHP, $53,250 MSW.) Harlington’s Rose. Thomas Halasz, Ryan Johnson, Paul L. Newhart, Martha Miller,’s b. f., 2, by Harlington—A Rose for You by Orientate. Breeder: Y-Lo Racing Stables LLC. Trainer: Steve Knapp. Jockey: Tyler Baze.

HiGH DeManD June 5 (BOI, $2,600 MCL.) additional Demands. Kerry Moser’s ch. r., 5, by High Demand—Collectors Edition by Seattle Slew. Breeder: allen Johnson. Trainer: Gary Simpson. Jockey: Elliot Bachicha Jr.

June 8 (GG, $35,500 MSW.) pheisty Kid. Billy J. Hipwell’s b. g., 2, by Roi Charmant—Pheiffer by Lyphaness. Breeder: Billy Hipwell. Trainer: Sergio Ledezma. Jockey: Catalino Martinez.

Run aWaY anD HiDe June 7 (GG, $35,300 MSW.) Look Quickly. Morey Family Trust’s b. f., 2, by Run Away and Hide—Fame’s Flame by Western Fame. Breeder: William J. Morey Jr. Trainer: William J. Morey Jr. Jockey: Pedro M. Terrero.

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MiDniGHT LuTe June 6 (GG, $13,100 MCL.) Dancing Lute. E-Racing.Com’s dk. b. f., 3, by Midnight Lute—Dancing Stripes by Helmsman. Breeder: Trainer: Jeff Bonde. Jockey: Russell A. Baze.

Ministers Wild Cat

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds 805-686-4337 June 7 (NP, $8,085 MCL.) Mountain Minister. Brent Anderson and Calvin Strandquist’s ch. g., 3, by Ministers Wild Cat— Queen Clytemnestra by Benchmark. Breeder:

Victory Rose Thoroughbreds (707) 678-6580 June 8 (GG, $8,300 MCL.) Morning Storm. Black Oak Farm’s gr. or ro. g., 5, by Sea of Secrets—Tyvara by Tychonic (GB). Breeders: David and Joyce Fastow. Trainer: Gloria Haley. Jockey: Alejandro Gomez.

SToRM WoLF June 5 (NP, $7,665 MCL.) Swayze Road. Dale L. Saunders’ b. f., 3, by Storm Wolf—Oakley’s Song by Bertrando. Breeder: Liberty Road Stables. Trainer: Dale L. Saunders. Jockey: Rico W. Walcott.

SWiSS YoDeLeR June 6 (BHP, $31,000 MCL.) evening news. Harris Farms Inc.’s ch. f., 2, by Swiss Yodeler—Evening Walk by Falstaff. Breeder: Harris Farms. Trainer: Sean McCarthy. Jockey: Tyler Baze.


Harris Farms (559) 884-2859 June 4 (PRX, $25,228 MCL.) Big Variety. Workingman’s Stable’s dk. b. f., 3, by Tizbud—Another Variety by Apollo. Breeder: Leigh Gray. Trainer: Louis C. Linder Jr. Jockey: Angel S. Arroyo. June 7 (EMD, $14,923 MCL.) nicolas Cajun. Peggy Hopwood and Debra Larson’s dk. b. g., 2, by Tizbud—She’s Cajun by Lord Avie. Breeders: Victoria polzin and Dave Currie. Trainer: David A. Bennett. Jockey: Deborah Hoonan.

Tribal Rule

Ballena Vista Farm (760) 789-3900 June 5 (ASD, $12,060 MSW.) one Man’s Fancy. Roger W. Hansen’s dk. b. m., 5, by Tribal Rule—Exquisite Love by Bertrando. Breeder: Kjell Qvale. Trainer: Roger W. Hansen. Jockey: Jennifer Reid. June 9 (BHP, $53,250 MSW.) Red outlaw. Blinkers On Racing Stable, Aurelio, Bizovi, Coons, Dizonno, Gaylord,’s ch. g., 2, by Tribal Rule—Anachristina by Slewpy. Breeder: Liberty Road Stables. Trainer: Peter Miller. Jockey: Edwin A. Maldonado. June 9 (GG, $9,300 MCL.) Best by Far. Morey Family Trust and Donald E. Jones’ dk. b. f., 3, by Tribal Rule—Bettor Knot by In Excess (Ire). Breeder: Becky Winemiller. Trainer: William J. Morey Jr. Jockey: Pedro M. Terrero.

unBRiDLeD Man June 7 (GG, $13,100 MCL.) Quackin. Ricardo S. Perez and W. Lee and Barbara Yates’ dk. b. c., 3, by Unbridled Man—Gone Quackers by Restless Con. Breeders: W. Lee and Barbara Yates. Trainer: Ricardo S. Perez. Jockey: Pedro M. Terrero.

unuSuaL HeaT June 8 (GG, $35,400 MSW.) unusual Lover. W. Branch, R. Gramer, S. Pycz, M. Silvas and P. Milligan’s dk. b. c., 3, by Unusual Heat—Lover Come Back by Dynaformer. Breeder: Liberty Road Stables. Trainer: Mark Glatt. Jockey: Dennis Carr.

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


California-Bred Stakes Winners In California: June 3–9, 2013 Unusual Hottie REDONDO BEACH STAKES, Betfair Hollywood Park, June 9, $70,000 added, three-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, 1 mile turf, 1:34.59, course firm. Course record: 1:32.59. Trainer: Jeff Mullins. Jockey: Joseph Talamo. Odds: 3-1 UNUSUAL HOTTIE, b. f., 4 (119), Unusual Heat—Branca Como Neve (Brz), by Ski Champ

11⁄4 $56,850

Customer Base, dk. b. or br. f., 4 (115), nk Lemon Drop Kid—Little Cat Feet, $14,750 by Tale of the Cat (Glen Hill Farm) Sugarinthemorning, b. m., 5 (116), Candy Ride (Arg)—Social Belle, by In Excess (Ire) (Stephen B. Weissman)

1 ⁄2 $11,370

Also: Stormy Lucy (115)—$4,425, Morocco Moon (GB) (115)—$1,475, La Zubia (GB) (117)— $250, A Jealous Woman (123)—$250, Long Face (119)—$250, Appealing (Ire) (117)—$250, Good Karma (Ity) (116)—$250, Little Emily (119)—$250.

AGE STS 2 1 3 10 4 3 Totals


RACING 1st 1 3 3

RECORD 2nd 3rd 0 0 3 2 0 0


3 Northern Dancer

Nureyev Special UNUSUAL HEAT dk. b. or br. 1990 Glacial (Den) Rossard (Den) Peas-Blossom


Earnings $15,000 170,038 161,310 $346,348

Nearctic Natalma Forli Thong Pardal (Fr) Glacis (Den) Midsummer Night Fan Light

Nearctic Shenanigans Ski Champ Royal Ski Ski Goggle Mississippi Siren BRANCA COMO NEVE (BRZ) The Axe II gr. or ro. 2002 Executioner Mae East Fancy Lady (Brz) Caldarello (Fr) June Dreams (Brz) Oiampi Icecapade

When Unusual Heat has been crossed with Ski Champ mares, it has produced 2 foals of racing age, 1 winner (50%), 1 SW (50%), 0 graded SW, $346,348 average earnings per runner. Sire: UNUSUAL HEAT. Raced 4 years in Ireland, North America, 16 starts, 6 wins. Earned $142,605 (SPR 95). Sire of 13 crops, 636 foals, 429 runners (67%), 304 winners (48%), 38 SWs (6%), including Acclamation, The Usual Q. T., Unusual Suspect. Total progeny earnings $38,210,666, $89,069 average per starter. Yearling auction record, 1980 to present— 74 yearlings sold, 13 crops, $34,703 average. In 2012, 11 yearlings sold, $76,609 average. 1st dam: BRANCA COMO NEVE (BRZ). Bred by Haras Ponta Pora (Brz). Raced 2 years, 8 starts, 1 win. Earned $62,040 (SPR 93). In 2005, won Jacutinga in Brazil, 2nd Grande Premio Presidente Guilherme Ellis (Gr. III) in Brazil, Presidente Luiz Alves de Almeida in

Brazil, 3rd Grande Premio Barao de PiracicabaBrazilian One Thousand Guineas (Gr. I) in Brazil, Grande Premio Joao Cecilio Ferraz (Gr. II) in Brazil, Presidente Joao Carlos Leite Penteado in Brazil. FFSPR: 97 09 UNUSUAL HOTTIE, f., by Unusual Heat. At 3, 2nd Solana Beach H., 3rd John Deere California Cup Distaff S. (1st div.), At 4, WON Redondo Beach S., Fran's Valentine S. (SPR 97). 10 c., by Unusual Heat. Unraced. 2nd dam: FANCY LADY (Brz) (1985). Bred by Unknown (Brz.). Unraced. Produced 16 foals, 9 winners, including YOROKOBI (BRZ). Broodmare Sire: SKI CHAMP. Raced 1 years, 4 starts, 1 win. Earned $24,875 (SPR 97). Sire of 278 mares which produced 404 foals. 2 mares produced SWs (0%). 9 runners (2%), 6 winners (1%), 2 SWs (0%), including Culinary. Progeny earnings of $773,134. Foaled: Old English Rancho, Sanger, Calif. Breeder: Ali Nilforushan Equestrian LLC. Owner: Seyyed M. Nilforushan.

Surfcup SILKY SULLIVAN STAKES, Golden Gate Fields, June 9, $100,000 guaranteed, three-year-olds, 1 mile turf, 1:37.54, course firm. Course record: 1:33.40. Trainer: Bob Baffert. Jockey: Russell Baze. Odds: 4-5. SURFCUP, b. c., 3 (120), Unusual Heat—Omi Princess, by Runaway Groom

1 $60,000

Gervinho, b. c., 3 (120), Unusual Heat—Foreverinthegame, by Out of Place (Keith Brackpool)

21⁄4 $20,000

Tebows Big Play, dk. b. or br. g., 3 (120), 1 Ministers Wild Cat—Polar Kid, $12,000 by Lemon Drop Kid (Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC) Also: Heat Streaker (120)--$6,000, Unusual Meeting (120)--$2,000, Alydidit (120), Havoc (120).

AGE 2 3 Totals

STS 2 5 7

RACING RECORD 1st 2nd 3rd 1 0 0 3 0 1 4



Northern Dancer Nureyev Special UNUSUAL HEAT dk. b. or br. 1990 Glacial (Den) Rossard (Den) Peas-Blossom Blushing Groom (Fr) Runaway Groom Yonnie Girl OMI PRINCESS b. 2003 Broad Brush Osceola Princess Wolf Trail


Earnings $31,000 304,800 $335,800

Nearctic Natalma Forli Thong Pardal (Fr) Glacis (Den) Midsummer Night Fan Light

When Unusual Heat has been crossed with Runaway Groom mares, it has produced 16 foals of racing age, 8 winners (50%), 3 SWs (19%), 0 graded SW, $196,443 average earnings per runner. Sire: UNUSUAL HEAT. Raced 4 years in Ireland, North America, 16 starts, 6 wins. Earned $142,605 (SPR 95). Sire of 13 crops, 636 foals, 429 runners (67%), 304 winners (48%), 38 SWs (6%), including Acclamation, The Usual Q. T., Unusual Suspect. Total progeny earnings $38,210,666, $89,069 average per starter. Yearling auction record, 1980 to present— 74 yearlings sold, 13 crops, $34,703 average. In 2012, 11 yearlings sold, $76,609 average. 1st dam: OMI PRINCESS. Bred by Donald R. Dizney (Fla.). Raced 3 years, 17 starts, 4 wins. Earned $101,593 (SPR 83). FFSPR: 97 10 SURFCUP, c., Unusual Heat. At 3, WON Silky Sullivan S., Snow Chief S., 3rd California Breeders Champion S. (SPR 92). 12 O’My Linda, f., by Good and Tough. 2nd dam: OSCEOLA PRINCESS (1994). Bred by Donald R. Dizney (Ky.). Raced 1 year, 12 starts, 4 wins. Earned $78,435 (SPR 94). Produced 9 foals, 7 winners, including Proud Osceola. Broodmare Sire: RUNAWAY GROOM. Raced 2 years, 18 starts, 6 wins. Earned $347,537 (SPR 98). Sire of 582 mares which produced 1845 foals. 47 mares produced SWs (3%). 1,110 runners (60%), 757 winners (41%), 55 SWs (3%), including You Go West Girl, Peyote Patty, Bel Air Sizzle. Progeny earnings of $47,526,725. Foaled: Old English Rancho, Sanger, Calif. Breeder: Donald R. Dizney. Owner: Donald R. Dizney.

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.

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RECENT EARNERS OF THE MAIDEN BONUS PROGRAM • Morey Family Trust, owners of Look Quickly earned $10,000 on June 7th at Golden Gate Fields • Branch, Gramer, Pycz, Silvas & Milligan, owners of Unusual Lover earned $10,000 on June 8th at Golden Gate Fields • Billy J. Hipwell, owner of Pheisty Kid earned $10,000 on June 8th at Golden Gate Fields • Thomas Halasz, Ryan Johnson, Paul Newhart, Martha Miller, et al., owners of Harlington’s Rose earned $17,500 on June 8th at Betfair Hollywood Park • Blinkers On Racing Stable, Aurelio, Bizovi, Coons, Dizonno, Gaylord, et al., owners of Red Outlaw earned $17,500 on June 9th at Betfair Hollywood Park

IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES SATURDAYS ONLY: JUNE TO OCTOBER 19 SeABiSCuit HeRitAge FounDAtion, RiDgewooD RAnCH in willitS Host guided walking tours WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 CAliFoRniA HoRSe RACing BoARD (CHRB) MontHly BoARD Meeting Sunset Room, Hollywood park Race track • THURSDAY, JULY 18 CAliFoRniA HoRSe RACing BoARD (CHRB) MontHly BoARD Meeting Del Mar Simulcast Facility, Del Mar • SATURDAY, JULY 20 CHARity pokeR touRnAMent CARMA’s 6th annual charity poker tournament, “poker in paradise – A night under the Stars” at the Del Mar Hilton Hotel at 6:30 pm. individual poker players enter into the texas Hold ‘em style tournament with a $200 donation. poker players are encouraged to bring guests to attend. Corporate tables for 8 players are available for a $3,000 donation. Additional donation opportunities will be available through on-site opportunity drawings. Register by July 1st and receive a complimentary Clubhouse pass valid any single day of 2013 Del Mar Meet. For tickets to the event go to Questions call Must be at26least 21 years of age. (626) 574-6622 or riday, April SUNDAY, JULY 21 BARRettS “RACe ReADy” HoRSeS in tRAining SAle SAle Being HelD in tHe pADDoCk oF tHe Del MAR tHoRougHBReD CluB •

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California Weekly Hay Report From Friday, June 7, 2013 F o r An y Q u e st i o n s O n T h i s L i st P l e a se C o n t a c t : 9 70 -3 53 -9 75 0




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100 1,000

$200–200 $270–270

$200 $270


Alfalfa 130 lb-2,000 lb large and small squares

REGION #2: SACRAMENTO VALLEY: Tehama, Glenn, Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Yuba, Sierra Nevada, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Solano, Sacramento, Amador, and Alpine



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REGION #3: NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY: San Joaquin, Calaveras, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Mono, Merced and Mariposa

REGION #4: CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY: Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Inyo.

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For Friday, June 7 Region #4, had no new sales reported (information posted from Friday, May 31)

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

100 300

$230–230 $195–195

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 13 2013 noRtHeRn CAliFoRniA yeARling SAle, the 2013 CtBA Sales that will be held on tuesday, August 13, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, pleasanton, Calif. For more information, please contact Cookie Hackworth, California thoroughbred Breeders Association Sales Coordinator, at or (800) 573-2822 ext. 243. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 AFteR tHe FiniSH line A FieStA FoR tHe HoRSeS At en Fuego CAntinA & gRill, After the Finish line is the August charity of the month at en Fuego Cantina and grill. on wednesday, August 21st, AtFl takes over the restaurant for “‘A Fiesta for the Horses”‘ party. Join us from 6 pm – closing for dinner, appetizers and “‘Finish line”‘ Margaritas. en Fuego will donate 10% of all restaurant sales to After the Finish line. And, throughout the month of August, $1 will be donated to AtFl for every “‘Finish line”‘ Margarita sold. gather your friends and help us raise money for the ex-racehorses. •


Compared to last week: All classes of hay traded mostly steady to weak due to varied quality and color as a result of abnormally high humidity. Low pressure systems generated rainfall for areas north of Modesto last week with cooling temperatures for areas farther south. Rainfall totals included an inch in the northern Sierra Nevada. Rainfall amounts elsewhere ranged from nearly half an inch in Redding to trace amounts in the northern San Joaquin Valley. Southern and Central California saw little to no rainfall through last week. Pacific high pressure began to build across California toward the latter half of last week with temperatures warming across the inland regions. Demand moderate on all classes of hay on light trade activity. All prices reported FOB at the stack or barn unless otherwise noted. Regions are defined at bottom of report.

50 500 150

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