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WEEKLY Volume 6 • Number 27

Official publication of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association

Thursday, July 11, 2013

2013 NORThERN CALiFORNiA SALE CATALOG NOW ONLiNE AUCTiON TO BE hELd TUESdAy, AUGUST 13 Supplemental Entries Will Be Accepted Until Day Of Sale The catalog is now online for the 2013 Northern California Sale on Tuesday, August 13. Click here for the catalog. This year’s sale will be held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, beginning at noon. There are 103 yearlings and horses of racing age cataloged. The yearlings represent most of the top stallions in the state. Supplemental entries will be accepted until the day of the sale. The 2012 Northern California Sale—

Ourwestcoastghost Finishes Fast To Win Casual Lies

the ninth 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. Since the sale returned under the direction of the CTBA in 2004, it has produced current Continued on page 4

Look Quickly Wins Juan Gonzalez California-bred Look Quickly surged late to win Saturday’s $63,750 Juan Gonzalez Memorial Stakes for two-year-old fillies at Pleasanton. Look Quickly is by Run Away and

Trainer D. Wayne Baker said he always considered Ourwestcoastghost a come-from-behind sprinter. But when Ourwestcoastghost broke slowly from the rail in the $75,400 Continued on page 2

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Stallion News Grade One Winner Eddington Relocates To Ballena Vista Farm Grade I winner and millionaire Eddington has relocated to Don and Karen Cohn’ Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona, California. His 2014 stud fee will be announced at a later date. Continued on page 4 Uh Oh Bango, the multiple graded-stakes winner of $691,512, will stand at E.A. Ranches in Ramona for the 2014 breeding season.

Square Eddie Making A Mark With Small First Crop

The success the young stallion Square Eddie has with his first crop of runners this year has a homemade feel. When Square Eddie went to stud in early 2010, Continued on page 4

Uh Oh Bango To Stand At E.A. Ranches

Uh Oh Bango won the grade II San Pasqual Stakes, the grade III Berkeley Stakes, was second to Game On Dude Continued on page 4


Leading Sires in California: January 1 Through July 7, 2013 Leading Sires by Median Earnings Per Runner

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

Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . .102 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Southern Image . . . . . . . . . 69 Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . 52 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Unbridled Energy# . . . . . . . . 71 In Excess (Ire)* . . . . . . . . . . 72 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . 36 Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . 37 Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Affirmative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Perfect Mandate* . . . . . . . 30 Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Cee's Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Ten Most Wanted* . . . . . . . 29 Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . . 61 High Brite* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Popular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

602 377 487 455 409 385 301 332 247 204 282 183 305 316 309 149 83 258 109 145 91 190 162 137 217 118 86 123 204 139 125 253 176 130 121

Races Won 101 52 91 60 55 55 47 55 31 42 32 21 48 44 43 19 20 32 20 17 22 31 13 21 20 16 12 26 22 25 9 21 23 12 13

(Minimum 10 Runners) Earnings $2,259,369 2,219,382 2,155,434 1,386,494 1,319,995 1,172,350 978,640 926,387 916,865 764,991 745,986 684,170 683,729 577,329 550,710 542,981 542,659 535,165 535,097 435,946 428,493 426,042 400,070 378,278 367,381 365,169 363,729 341,757 334,094 324,366 273,612 269,001 261,118 260,848 241,412

Rank Sire Runners 1. Cindago*.......................... 21 2. Trapper ............................ 10 3. Vronsky........................... 24 4. Birdonthewire ................. 11 5. Southern Image............... 69 6. Western Fame* ................ 12 7. Cyclotron ......................... 13 8. Good Journey...................52 9. Iron Cat............................ 19 10. Lucky Pulpit......................32 11. Affirmative........................ 21 12. Peppered Cat ................. 14 13. Unusual Heat.................. 91 14. Sought After ................... 13 15. Suances (GB)................... 22 16. Heatseeker (Ire) ............... 36 17. Ministers Wild Cat ......... 102 18. Tribal Rule.......................156 19. Atticus ............................. 38 20. Salt Lake* ........................ 53

Races Won 20 12 20 3 55 17 9 31 18 17 12 7 52 11 22 19 91 101 21 42

Median Earnings/ Earnings Runner $542,659 $14,223 110,699 11,990 535,097 11,191 166,025 9,690 926,387 9,620 187,617 9,159 197,248 9,014 916,865 8,923 209,016 8,560 435,946 7,708 363,729 7,400 117,417 7,359 2,219,382 7,250 126,993 7,200 428,493 7,155 542,981 6,985 2,155,434 6,860 2,259,369 6,826 378,278 6,781 764,991 6,582

Leading Sires Of Two-Year-Olds by Number of Winners Rank Sire



Races Won


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$69,321 139,380 109,260 101,668 90,195 87,220 77,368 19,192

1. Tribal Rule.......................... 9 2. Square Eddie.................... 4 Time to Get Even .......... 10 Awesome Gambler ......... 7 Bushwacker .................. 15 Lucky J. H. ..................... 3 Roi Charmant ................ 3 Idiot Proof........................ 2

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 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.

OURWESTCOASTGHOST Continued from page 1

LOOK QUICKLY Continued from page 1

Casual Lies Handicap at the Alameda County Fair on Thursday, Baker said, “I wasn’t that happy.” But 1:09.12 later, Baker was leaping with joy on the apron of the Pleasanton, California, track with Ron and Lillian Lang—like Baker owner-breeders of Ourwestcoastghost—after watching five-year-old Muqtarib gelding fly past dueling leaders Distinctiv Passion and Coach Bob, pulling clear for a 1 3/4-length victory over Coach Bob. He paid $17.20 to win.—continued at, By Chuck Dybdal

Hide, out of the Western Fame mare Fame’s Flame, was bred by trainer William Morey Jr. and is owned by Morey Family Trust. She has won both career starts and has earnings of $63,260. She ran the 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:03.51 and won by 1 1/4 lengths at odds of 5-1.

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DRF Story: Look Quickly displays More Speed in Juan Gonzalez Win By Chuck Dybdal Click here to read more

BC Notes deadline For Reduced Nomination Fees ?

Horses of racing age can be nominated to the Breeders’ Cup at reduced rates through July 15, the organization said. Those horses not currently nominated would be eligible to race in this year’s World Championships as well as those in future years, a Breeders’ Cup release said July 8.


Two-year-olds by a nominated Breeders’ Cup stallion can join the program for $12,000; Northern Hemisphere three-year-olds and older for $50,000, and Southern Hemisphere three-yearolds and older for $25,000. (All figures are U.S. funds.) All racehorses must be nominated to the Breeders’ Cup in Continued on page 4

Weekly Update CTBA SALES Continued from page 1

SQUARE EDDIE Continued from page 1

stakes-placed performer Coach Bob, a $5,000 purchase in 2010 who has won $167,089, and stakes winners such as Bai and Bai, an earner of $724,983, grade II winner Sierra Sunset and grade III winner Autism Awareness. The consignor’s contract for the 2013 Northern California Sale is 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. For more©Benoit information, please contact Cookie Hackworth, the CTBA’s Sales Coordinator, at (800) 573-2822 ext. 243 or

there was nominal interest from outside breeders, owner Paul Reddam recalls. Reddam raced Square Eddie for most of his career and backed the stallion with his own mares that first year. “The first crop is pretty much mine that I bred to him,” Reddam said in late June. “There are a couple of outside horses.” Already, Reddam has been rewarded. Square Eddie got his first stakes winner when Sprouts won the $100,250 Cinderella Stakes for two-year-old fillies at Betfair Hollywood Park on June 15. The filly’s win has given Square Eddie the early lead among California’s juvenile stallions, ranked by progeny earnings.—continued at, By Steve Andersen Click here to read more


order to compete in the World Championships, which this year will be run November 1-2 at Santa Anita Park. If the July 15 deadline is missed, the price for runners by nominated stallions increases to $100,000, and it must be submitted by October 21, the pre-entry deadline for the World Championships. Breeders' Cup will provide a shipping allowance for all horses based outside of California that are entered in this year's World Championships: $10,000 for domestic starters and $40,000 for international runners. Also new for 2013, ©Lew entry fees have been reduced to 2 percent, a 33 percent reduction in fees from 2012.—continued at, By Blood-Horse Staff Click here to read more PUBLiShER’S NOTE: This article has been republished with permission from

Raging daoust Wins Salvatore Mile Longshot Raging Daoust, a Kentucky-bred son of California stallion Kafwain (Tommy Town Thoroughbreds), nosed out fellow longshot Big Sur to win Saturday’s grade III, $157,500 Salvatore Mile at Monmouth Park. Raging Daoust has nine wins in 19 starts and earnings of $273,203. The four-year-old gelding ran the mile in 1:36.96 at odds of 34-1.

Sacramento: California State Fair Meet Opens The California State Fair in Sacramento lost a great promotion when Russell Baze rode his 12,000th winner Sunday in the last race on closing day at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, California. Even without the Baze countdown to 12,000, there will plenty of racing attractions at the State Fair, which begins its eight-day racing meet Friday. —continued at, By Chuck Dybdal PUBLiShER’S NOTE: Republished with permission

California State Fair At a Glance RACING SCHEDULE: Eightdays,July12-21; darkMondayandTuesday POST TIME: 1:45p.m.daily,except3:45p.m. Fridays HIGHLIGHTS: July13,$75,000California Governor’sCup;July20,$75,000California StateFairFillies&MaresSprint FAIR ADMISSION: Adults,$12;seniors,$10; ages5-12,$8(freeadmissiontotrack) PARKING: General,$10;preferred,$14 LOCATION: 1600ExpositionBlvd., Sacramento,Calif. PHONE: (916)263-3247 INTERNET:


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EDDINGTON Continued from page 1

Eddington, who previously stood at Claiborne Farm, is a 12-year-old son of classic sire of sires Unbridled and Fashion Star, a grade II-placed winner of $214,759 by Chief’s Crown from the family of California graded ©Benoit stakes winners Possibly Perfect (grade I, champion), Sandy Blue (grade II) and Window Seat (grade III). In 2012, Eddington was represented by five stakes winners—three graded—and progeny earnings of $3,792,886 in North America, including Secret Circle, back-to-back winner of the Rebel (grade II) and Southwest (grade III) Stakes, multiple grade II winner Brushed by a Star and grade III-winning twoyear-old Gold Edge. To date, his first four crops to race have produced 163 winners from 228 starters (71 percent), 18 stakes performers and Northern Hemisphere progeny earnings surpassing $10 million. Eddington will be joining an already highly successful Ballena Vista Farm stallion roster of the number oneranked California sire Tribal Rule, perennial leading sire Benchmark, first-crop sires Dixie Chatter and Idiot Proof, as well as Calimonco who serviced a full book his first season at stud in 2013.—From Ballena Vista Farm For more information, contact Ballena Vista Farm Sales and Marketing Director Jeanne Davis at (760) 789-3900. UH OH BANGO Continued from page 1

in the grade II San Antonio Stakes and third in the grade I Santa Anita Handicap. The son of Top Hit is out of the French Deputy mare, French Debutante, a half-sister to the In Excess (Ire) sire Rocky Bar, and is a half-brother to EZ Dreamer. Click here To Vote Who Will Be Leading First Crop Sire?

Weekly Update Take A WALKiNG TOUR Of historic Ridgewood Ranch Walking Tours of Ridgewood Ranch Visit the special place that Seabiscuit called home...

With the destruction and development of Glenn Riddle Farm, home of Seabiscuit’s greatest rival, War Admiral, and his great grandsire the legendary Man O War, Ridgewood Ranch becomes one of the few existing sites that can depict the time in our history when a small racehorse with a great heart captured an entire nation. —View film footage of Ridgewood Ranch, including scenes of Seabiscuit’s 1940 homecoming, Red Pollard’s wedding and breathtaking horse racing scenes. —View Seabiscuit memorabilia, hear historical facts, fun stories and poignant memories. —Tour Seabiscuit’s Stud Barn and Mare Barn, once part of Charles Howard’s first class Thoroughbred breeding operation. —Visit the historic craftsman-style ranch house built by William Van Arsdale in 1905. —Receive a commemorative souvenir and —See the Lil’Biscuits...Seabiscuit’s descendants. Proceeds benefit ongoing historic preservations efforts of the Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation.

2013 Bi-Monthly Guided Tour Schedule July 6 - July 20 - August 3 - August 17 September 7 - September 21 - October 5 - October 19 the small racehorse with a great heart that captured the imagination of an entire nation! Price: $20.00 per person - Children under 11 are FREE Tour Details: All tours are docent led and reservations are preferred. Individual tours start promptly at 9:30am to noon. Rain or shine! Group Tours of 8 or more noon. may be arranged for bus tour companies or private parties. Tours start at 9:30am and last 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Only disability assistance pets, please. Buildings are handicap-accessible.

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To browse available tour dates and for reservations, Visit S E A B I S C U I T H E R I T A G E . O R G call 707-459-5992 or Email: 6 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED WEEKLy • July 11, 2013

2013 horsemen Of All Ages Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction 

Presented By Adequan To Benefit The Race For Education and The Edwin J. Gregson Foundation. Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of the 2013 Horsemen of All Ages Sale, presented by Adequan. In partnership with the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s Miss Cougar Contest, dates with 16 bachelors and bachelorettes will be sold live at auction. please click here. • Christian Hellmers • Judy McCarron • Carl O’Callaghan • Tessa Bisha • Jeffrey Strauss • Brandi Goode • Julio Canani • Carla Gaines • Brian Koriner

• Samantha Siegel • Jack Sisterson • Zoe Cadman • Paul LoDuca • Miss Cougar Del Mar 2013 • Mike Smith • Tatiana Schoeppler (Ms Racing Queen 2013)

Auction will be held Saturday, July 27th at the Del Mar Hilton to benefit The Race For Education and The Edwin J. Gregson Foundation. To find out more and to vote for your favorite bachelor and/or bachelorette please click here. Contact Race for Education, Brittany Bell at (859) 252-8648 • WHEN Saturday July 27, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM PDT WHERE Del Mar Hilton 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92014

Russell Baze Reaches 12,000-Win Milestone Jockey Russell Baze extended his all-time leading win total to 12,000 when he achieved the milestone aboard Handful of Pearls in the 11th race July 7 at the Alameda County Fair meet in Pleasanton, California. The 12,000th victory was the fourth of the day at the county fair ©Vassar meet for the 54-year-old Baze, who hails from a family of horsemen. —continued at, By Blood-Horse Staff Click here to read more PUBLiShER’S NOTE: Republished with permission from

2013 Elusive Warning Foals

Elusive Warning– Ambitious Angel, by Slew of Angels Colt Foaled May 4, 2013 Bred by Cal and Jill Fischer

Elusive Warning– Birdinexcess, by Birdonthewire Colt Foaled May 15, 2013 Bred by Cal and Jill Fischer

Elusive Warning– Swiss Please, by Swiss Yodeler Colt Foaled March 29, 2013 Bred by Cal and Jill Fischer

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Elusive Warning– Dancin Music, by Lil Tyler Filly Foaled April 28, 2013 Bred by Cal and Jill Fischer

Elusive Warning– G Ma, by Valid Wager Filly Foaled April 24, 2013 Bred by Cal and Jill Fischer

Elusive Warning– Sparkling Fox, by Foxhound Filly Foaled March 17, 2013 Bred by Cal and Jill Fischer


Weekly Update CARMA 6th Annual Charity Poker Tournament “Poker in Paradise A Night Under the Stars”

Saturday, July 20

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.

del Mar Matches CARMA Funds Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) have announced a new matching funds program beginning with the upcoming 2013 race meeting at the seaside track opening on Wednesday, July 17. Del Mar has agreed to match the funds contributed voluntarily by owners during its race meet. In 2013, the track will match 50% of those donations and will increase that support to 100% starting in 2014. CARMA, a 501c3 non-profit, raises money for retired Thoroughbred racehorses who have raced in California. It has a seat on the NTRA Safety Alliance aftercare subcommittee, which works toward a national solution to issues surrounding retired racehorses and also is a member of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. “Del Mar is proud to support a leader in the Thoroughbred retirement community by making this contribution to CARMA,” said Joe Harper, Del Mar’s president and CEO. “We are committed to the health and welfare of our equine athletes when their racing careers are over and we believe CARMA will be able to use these additional funds to help many of the horses who have raced at Del Mar.” Since 2008, owners have contributed more than $1.4 million to CARMA and to the retirement of off-track Thoroughbreds through a voluntary 0.3% contribution from their purse earnings. Because of this support, CARMA has been able to grant that full amount to accredited 501c3 non-profit charities that care for, retire and re-purpose former runners. “Through the years Del Mar has been a very strong supporter of CARMA and we are so grateful to Joe and the entire Del Mar team for making this additional commitment,” said CARMA founder Madeline Auerbach. “While owners have to be responsible for their horses, it is important for the racing community to support one another and this is an excellent example of that.” CARMA is run by an independent board of directors and is responsible for hosting fundraising events and educating owners and trainer about equine retirement, as well as working to unify the industry in support of retiring equine athletes. Additional information about CARMA can be obtained by visiting their website at —From DMTC

A Tribute To The Majesty Of Thoroughbreds After the Finish Line hosts their 6th Annual Charity Dinner on Thursday, August 1, from 5:30 to 9:30 pm, at the newly renovated Hilton Hotel in Del Mar, California. “A Tribute to the Majesty of Thoroughbreds” will include a reception, silent and live auctions, dinner and guest speakers. This is our biggest and most important fundraiser of the year held during the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club race meet to raise awareness for and honor the ex-racehorses. What happens to the horses when their racing or breeding careers are over? The funds raised will help save, rehabilitate and re-train these equine athletes as they transition off the track for adoption in a second career or retirement. After the Finish Line welcomes Robert Vavra as our Special Guest. Mr. Vavra is universally acclaimed as the 8 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED WEEKLy • July 11, 2013

world’s premier photographer of equines. He has authored 37 books accounting for more than 3,000,000 volumes in print in eight languages. His film work includes Lawrence of Arabia, Patton and The Horse Whisperer, for which he was a creative supervisor for Robert Redford. Mr. Vavra will also be autographing his book, Vavra’s Vision. Join friends to ensure the welfare of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses. We hope you can help us make this fundraiser the most successful yet. For ticket information, contact Dawn at (858) 945-1371 or If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation, Please read and share After the Finish Line’s July newsletter,

2013 Old English Rancho Foals California-Bred Foals

Big Bad Leroybrown– Mesaatmimiscafe Colt Foaled April 12, 2013 Bred by Old English Rancho

Big Bad Leroybrown– Affectionatelyours Colt Foaled March 31, 2013 Bred by Old English Rancho

Vronsky– Allswellthatnswell Filly Foaled March 31, 2013 Bred by Old English Rancho

Vronsky– Perfectly Perfect Colt Foaled March 3, 2013 Bred by Old English Rancho

Cyclotron– Little Boss Chick Colt Foaled April 3,a2013 Bred by Headley/Molasky

Cyclotron– Zilla Filly Foaled April 4, 2013 Bred by Headley/Yu

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Weekly Update Blinkers: A Closer Look At Their impact On Racehorses

UC davis Equine Surgeons Add New Board Certification The equine surgery service at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) now has two board-certified specialists in sports medicine and rehabilitation. Sarah le Jeune, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, ECVS, ACVSMR, CVA, CertVetChiro, and Jorge Nieto, MVZ, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, ACVSMR, both members of the equine surgery faculty at UC Davis, are now board-certified specialists in the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR). Le Jeune is originally from Belgium and received her veterinary degree from the University of Liege in 1999. After completing a residency in equine surgery at the VMTH, le Jeune has been a member of the UC Davis faculty since 2003. She is also board certified in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the European College of Veterinary Surgeons, as well as being certified in veterinary acupuncture and chiropractic. Nieto is originally from Mexico and received his veterinary degree from National University of Mexico in 1981. After completing a residency in equine surgery at the VMTH in 1994, Nieto held several clinical and instructional positions at UC Davis. He then earned a PhD in comparative pathology, and became a faculty member in 2004. He is currently the chief of the equine surgery service at UC Davis, and is also board certified in the ACVS. “We are proud of the continued accomplishments of Drs. le Jeune and Nieto,” states David Wilson, BVMS, director of the VMTH. “They are both very talented and have established themselves at the forefront of equine sports medicine and surgery. Their newest board certifications are a testament to the dedication of the UC Davis faculty to advancing veterinary medicine and providing the highest possible standard of care to equine athletes.” The ACVSMR was approved as a new college by the American Veterinary Medical Association in 2010. The college serves the international veterinary community, with current diplomates from across Europe and North America. It was developed to meet the unique needs of athletic and working animals, and all animals in need of rehabilitation. The ACVSMR establishes and maintains credentialing and certification standards for veterinarians who have a special interest and expertise in sports medicine and rehabilitation.—From The University of

Palace Malice broke from the gate on the lead in the Kentucky Derby. He raced head and head with Goldencents down the long frontstretch through an opening quarter-mile in :22.57 seconds and, leaving ©Benoit Goldencents behind, roared through a half-mile in :45.33, one of the fastest Derby splits ever. Even as Palace Malice was leading the Derby, all was lost. “Around the first turn, that was the ‘oh no’ moment,” said jockey Mike Smith, riding Palace Malice in a race for the first time. “That was when I knew this wasn’t going to work out very well.”—continued at, By Marcus Hersh Click here to read more PUBLiShER’S NOTE: This article has been republished with permission from

Ten Tips to Keep horses Cool The heat can play havoc with your horse’s health. It can result in dehydration, lethargy, and general malaise. Severe heat stress can result in diarrhea and even colic. In a release issued July 1, Janet Johnston DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVS, an emergency critical care veterinarian at University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center, suggested the following ten tips to keep your horse comfortable and safe in the summer heat. 1. Choose your turnout times. If your horse has a stall but is turned out for part of the day, provide turnout during the cooler hours. Overnight is ideal, but if that’s not possible, turnout as early as possible during the day. 2. Give him shade. If he lives outdoors or must be out during the day, provide relief from the sun. A run-in shed is best. Trees are a source of shade as well, but as the sun moves so will the shade.—continued at, By University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Click here to read more PUBLiShER’S NOTE: This article has been republished with permission from

Poll Recap: Readers Share Tips on Keeping horses Cool In last week’s online poll, asked you to share the main way you help keep your horses cool during the hot months. More than 690 readers responded and we’ve tallied the results. Of the 692 voters, 317 (46 percent) indicated the main cooling method they employ is providing ample shade. Another 229 respondents (33 percent) said the main way they help their horses stay cool is by providing fans for their animals. One hundred four voters (15 percent) said they use water, baths, or stall misters to keep their horses cool during the hot months, and 12 readers (two percent) said they move to a cooler area during the summer. And finally, 30 voters (four percent) said they use a different method to keep their horses cool. Additionally, 89 respondents provided comments about their individual situations.—continued at, By Erica Larson, News Editor Click here to read more PUBLiShER’S NOTE: This article has been republished with permission from

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2013 Paradise Road Ranch FoalsFoals

Run Brother Ron– Chalet Chanteuse Colt Foaled April 25, 2013 Bred by George and Mary Clare Schmitt

All About Dreams– Halekou Girl Colt Foaled May 5, 2013 Bred by Herb Moniz/ Paradise Road Ranch

Brave Cat– Eight Times Eight Filly Foaled March 23, 2013 Bred by George and Mary Clare Schmitt

Mesa Thunder– Ghost of Versailles Filly Foaled April 26, 2013 Bred by Herb Moniz/ Paradise Road Ranch

Mesa Thunder– Pansamante Colt Foaled March 17, 2013 Bred by Filip Racing LLC

Run Brother Ron– Renegade Cat Colt Foaled April 14, 2013 Bred by George and Mary Clare Schmitt

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Weekly Update Betfair hollywood Park Earns Re-Accreditation From NTRA Safety And integrity Alliance The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California, has earned re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. The re-accreditation followed a complete review of all racing operations at the facility. Betfair Hollywood Park, which is scheduled to conclude racing in December 2013, received its initial Alliance accreditation in June 2009. During the latest Alliance inspection of Betfair Hollywood Park, best practices were identified in virtually every primary area of focus of the Alliance. In the area of injury reporting and prevention, best practices identified included participation in the Equine Injury Database; pre-race and post-race veterinary examination protocols of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) regulatory and track veterinarians; the California Post Mortem Program; and Veterinarians’ List protocols of the CHRB. In areas intended to create a safer racing environment, best practices cited at Hollywood included toe grab, cushion crop and safety helmet regulation and enforcement; starting gate padding and protocols for its manning and removal; equine ambulance equipment and protocols; rider medical care and ambulance support; protocols in case of catastrophic injury; fire safety preparedness; infectious disease management and prevention protocols; and ensuring practicing veterinarians are on the grounds when horses are present; In the area of equine drug testing and penalties, best practices identified included TC02 regulation and testing procedures; the CHRB out of competition testing program; and accreditation of the University of California, Davis Testing Lab. Relating to safety research, best practices were cited for Hollywood’s participation in a number of research programs geared toward the betterment of racing, Hollywood also was cited for best practices in areas focused on fundraising for retired racehorses and disabled riders, its affiliation with a substance abuse program for individuals and its wagering security programs geared toward incident prevention and investigation. The re-accreditation of Betfair Hollywood Park was the culmination of a lengthy process that began with the track’s completion of a 48-page written application and continued as Hollywood Park hosted several meetings with Alliance officials. The on-site review included inspections of all facets of the racing facility, with special attention paid to areas that were newly added to the Alliance’s Code of Standards in 2012 and 2013. Such areas containing new or more stringent requirements include the establishment of an injury review committee; starting-gate-removal protocols; recording and storage of racing surface data; regulatory veterinarian protocols and procedures; and post parade/starting gate scratch protocols. Interviews were also conducted with track executives, racetrack personnel, jockeys, owners, trainers, stewards and fans. The inspection team was comprised of Ronald Jensen, DVM; racing official Richard Lewis; Mike Kilpack of the Organization of Racetrack Investigators (ORI); and Mike Ziegler, Executive Director of the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. “It was refreshing to work on the re-accreditation of Betfair Hollywood Park. Even though it is closing at the end of this year, all involved with operating the track continue to place the highest priority on the safety of the human and equine athletes and the integrity of the racing product,” said Ziegler. “I am

encouraged by the efforts made by the track, the California Horse Racing Board, the horsemen and all involved with racing in California to continually operate with safety and integrity as the top priority.” “On behalf of Betfair Hollywood Park, we are very pleased to have earned re-accreditation from the Safety & Integrity Alliance,” said Jack Liebau, president of Betfair Hollywood Park. “There is nothing more important for the industry than to do all we can to ensure that racing is conducted in the safest possible environment and with a high degree of integrity.” Betfair Hollywood Park is one of 25 racing facilities currently fully accredited by the Alliance. Others are Aqueduct Racetrack, Arlington Park, Belmont Park, Calder Casino and Race Course, Canterbury Park, Churchill Downs, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Fairplex Park, Finger Lakes Casino and Racetrack, Golden Gate Fields, Gulfstream Park, Keeneland, Kentucky Downs, Laurel Park, Monmouth Park, Pimlico Race Course, Santa Anita Park, Saratoga Race Course, Suffolk Downs, Sunland Park, Turfway Park and Woodbine. The Alliance, formed in October 2008 with the goal of establishing national uniform standards in the areas of safety and integrity, includes 55 racetracks in North America and every major national horsemen’s organization. Alliance certification standards cover six broad areas: injury reporting and prevention; creating a safer racing environment; aftercare and transition of retired racehorses; uniform medication, testing and penalties; safety research; and wagering security. Within those six categories, specific standards focus on areas including: • Systematic reporting of equine injuries • Aftercare of racehorses • Pre- and post-race veterinary examinations • Post-mortem examinations • Health and safety of jockeys • Riding crops and their use • Horse shoes and hoof care • Safety research • Safety equipment for jockeys and horse handlers • Exogenous Anabolic Steroids • Alkalinizing agents (TCO2) • On-track emergency medical care for humans and equines • Out-of-competition testing • Freezing and retrospective testing of post-race samples • Continuing education • Security assessment and training • Totalizator technology and “stop wagering” protocols • Wagering incident investigation The NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance is a standing organization whose purpose is to establish standards and practices to promote safety and integrity in horseracing and to secure their implementation. Corporate partners of the Alliance include Pfizer Animal Health, FLAIR Equine Nasal Strips and Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. Information on the Alliance, including the Alliance Code of Standards, can be found at . —From

California-Bred Flashback: indian School On July 8, 1992, Indian School, a son of Text, won the $30,000 Grand Exchange Handicap for three-year-olds at Pleasanton, with Fight on Super second and Golden Conquest third in a field of six. Indian School was trained by Allen Severinson and ridden by Gary Boulanger. He ran the six furlongs in 1:09 3/5 and won by five lengths at odds of 2-1. Indian School was the fourth of eight foals out of the Apalachee mare Tepee Party, who also produced multiple stakes winner Big Squaw and stakes-placed Party Pirate. The Grand Exchange was Indian School’s third win in four starts. He finished his career with six wins in 12 starts and earnings of $90,650. Indian School was bred by C-Punch Ranch, foaled at Cardiff Stud Farm in Creston and owned by Robert Irvin. 12 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED WEEKLy • July 11, 2013

California-Bred Maiden Winners in North America: July 1-7, 2013 BEST MiNiSTER July 7 (LA, $6,500 MCL.) Speedy’s My Name. Kenneth and Nancy Markwell Jr.’s b. g., 4, by Best Minister—Houston Crunch by Houston. Breeders: Nancy and Kenneth Markwell Jr. Trainer: Charles S. Treece. Jockey: Ramon Guce.

CyCLOTRON July 5 (BHP, $20,000 MCL.) Keep Movin’. Matson Racing’s b. g., 5, by Cyclotron—Chinese Cat by Sir Cat. Breeders: Bruce headley and CPL Stables. Trainer: Karen Headley. Jockey: Edwin A. Maldonado.

dON’TSELLMEShORT July 5 (PLN, $15,550 MCL.) it’s a Blue Moon. Michael Corwin and Donna L. Perrone’s gr. or ro. f., 3, by Don’tsellmeshort— Cease Span by General Meeting. Breeder: RLi investment inc. Trainer: Monty R. Meier. Jockey: Marcia Stortz. July 7 (PLN, $13,000 MCL.) Classified Sale. Sam J. and Debbie DiLaura’s ch. g., 3, by Don’tsellmeshort—Jazmine Rose by Native Prospector. Breeder: R. L. Management inc. Trainer: Sam J. DiLaura. Jockey: Ricardo Gonzalez.

Williams’ dk. b. c., 2, by McCann’s Mojave—Richest Wager by Valid Wager. Breeders: Mr. and Mrs. Larry d. Williams. Trainer: Sean Williams. Jockey: Elliot Bachicha Jr.

OUR NEW RECRUiT July 6 (LA, $6,000 MCL.) Meta Merlot. Angela M. Aquino’s ch. f., 4, by Our New Recruit—Pyrite Dance by Dance Brightly. Breeders: Lee and Susan Searing. Trainer: Angela M. Aquino. Jockey: Gary L. Boag.

REdATTORE (BRZ) July 5 (BHP, $20,000 MCL.) Colinda. Patricia O. Harrington’s dk. b. f., 3, by Redattore (Brz)—Red Hot Girl by Red Ransom. Breeders: Revocable Trust of dr. Mikel C. and Patricia O. harrington. Trainer: Patricia O. Harrington. Jockey: Brice Blanc.

ROMAN dANCER July 6 (PLN, $10,550 MCL.) Rome. Roger L. Wynn’s b. f., 3, by Roman Dancer—Rowdy Angel by Roar. Breeders: Rod and Lorraine Rodriguez. Trainer: Greg C. James. Jockey: Francisco Duran.


iN ExCESS (iRE) July 7 (EMD, $6,975 MCL.) Femmina Pesante. Luigi and Diana DiPietro’s dk. b. f., 3, by In Excess (Ire)—Alygria by Alysheba. Breeder: Joseph diPietro Enterprises. Trainer: Tim McCanna. Jockey: Isaias D. Enriquez.

MCCANN’S MOJAVE July 6 (BOI, $12,468 STK.) Betting McCann Can. Mr. and Mrs. Larry D.

Woodbridge Farm (209) 576-0629

July 7 (PLN, $10,850 MCL.) Lookout Scout. Barbara DeLima’s by Tannersmyman—Final Jeopardy Cat. Breeders: Jeff hug and Franklin. Trainer: Clifford DeLima. Russell A. Baze.


TiZ WONdERFUL July 4 (BHP, $31,000 MCL.) Tizouttasight. J K Racing LLC’s ch. c., 2, by Tiz Wonderful—Alyceptional by Alydeed. Breeder: Barbara E. Millard. Trainer: Craig Dollase. Jockey: Edwin A. Maldonado.

UNUSUAL hEAT July 6 (BHP, $20,250 MCL.) Cosmic heat. Dutton Stables and Tom Kessler’s b. g., 3, by Unusual Heat—Chocolate Meeting by General Meeting. Breeders: Jerry dutton, Laffit Pincay and Thomas Kessler. Trainer: Jeff Mullins. Jockey: Agapito Delgadillo.

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.

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California-Bred Stakes Winners in California: July 1-7, 2013 Ourwestcoastghost CASUAL LIES HANDICAP, Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton, July 4, $75,000 guaranteed, threeyear-olds and up, 6 furlongs, 1:09.12, track fast. Track record: 1:07.57. Trainer: D. Baker. Jockey: Abel Cedillo. Odds: 8-1. OURWESTCOASTGhOST, dk. b. or br. g., 5 (114),13⁄4 $45,050 Muqtarib—Xpress Xcess, by In Excess (Ire) hd Coach Bob, b. c., 4 (116), Bertrando—Gentleman’s Hope, $15,050 by Yankee Gentleman (Tom Gerstel, Reina E. Gonzalez, Keith and Jean Hembree, distinctiv Passion, dk. b. or br. c., 3 (117), nk $9,050 With Distinction—Dance Forthe Green, by West by West (Edward J. Brown Jr., Alan Klein and Phillip Lebherz) Also: Al Instante (Chi) (119)—$4,550, Moonshine Bay (118)—$1,550, Ain’t No Other (123)—$150.

AGE 2 3 4 5

STS 0 1 3 3


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




Mr. Prospector Gone West Secrettame MUQTARiB b. 1996

The Minstrel Shicklah Logette Siberian Express

In Excess (Ire) Kantado xPRESS xCESS dk. b. or br. 2001 Smarten Right Smart Girl Deloram


1980 to present—38 yearlings sold, 6 crops, $5,429 average. 1st dam: Xpress Xcess. Bred by Smith Family Trust, Raymond E. and Rubie G. Smith, William Siemon, (Calif.). Raced 2 years, 7 starts, no wins. Earned $18,060 (SPR 61). FFSPR: 66 07 dos Eqkeys, g., by Suances (GB). Raced 4 years, 23 starts, 2 wins. Earned $46,465 (SPR 57). At 4, 3rd Bull Dog S. 08 OURWESTCOASTGhOST, g., by Muqtarib. At 5, WON Casual Lies H. (SPR 95). 2nd dam: RIGHT SMART GIRL (1990). Bred by Michael D. Baudhuin (Va.). Raced 2 years, 5 starts, 1 win. Earned $13,125 (SPR 77). Produced 8 foals, 5 winners, including Jury Box. Broodmare Sire: iN ExCESS (ire). Raced 4 years in England, North America, 25 starts, 11 wins. Earned $1,736,733 (SPR 98). Sire of 552 mares which produced 768 foals. 25 mares produced SWs (3%). 426 runners (55%), 294 winners (38%), 28 SWs (4%), including Amazombie, Bear Now, Sugarinthemorning. Progeny earnings of $21,687,072. Foaled: E.A. Ranches, Santa Ynez, Calif. Breeders: Ron and Lillian Lang and D. Wayne Baker. Owners: D. Wayne Baker and Ron and Lillian Lang.

Earnings —$21,840 20,280 90,290 $132,410

Raise a Native Gold Digger Secretariat Tamerett Northern Dancer Fleur Forli Lodge Caro (Ire) Indian Call Saulingo (GB) Vi Cyane Smartaire Lord Durham Cold Reply

When Muqtarib has been crossed with In Excess (Ire) mares, it has produced 6 foals of racing age, 1 winner (17%), 1 SW (17%), 0 graded SW, $132,410 average earnings per runner.

Look Quickly JUAN GONZALEZ MEMORIAL STAKES, Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton, July 6, $50,000 added, two-year-olds, fillies, 5 1/2 furlongs, 1:03.51, track fast. Track record: 1:02.00. Trainer: William Morey Jr. Jockey: Pedro Terrero. Odds: 5-1. LOOK QUiCKLy, b. f., 2 (119), Run Away and Hide—Fame’s Flame, by Western Fame

11⁄4 $42,200

Side Letter, ch. f., 2 (119), Henny Hughes—Southern Scholar, by Dixie Union (KMN Racing LLC)

3 $10,050

Purims Faith, ch. f., 2 (119), Purim—Secret Humor, by Yes It’s True (Sylvia Kenney)

3 $6,050

Also: Come On Alannah (119)—$3,950, Daylight’s Coming (119)—$1,050, Sensational Nikki (119)—$150, Melanie Rose (119)—$150, Frisco Fog (119)—$150

Sire: MUQTARiB. Raced 3 years in England, North America, 12 starts, 3 wins. Earned $110,164 (SPR 81). Sire of 9 crops, 293 foals, 145 runners (49%), 95 winners (32%), 6 SWs (2%), including A Jealous Woman, Blue Shell (Chi), Patriate. Total progeny earnings $3,811,833, $26,289 average per starter. Yearling auction record,



RACING RECORD 1st 2nd 3rd 2 0 0

Earnings $63,260

Mr. Prospector Blushing Promise City Zip Relaunch Baby Zip Thirty Zip RUN AWAy ANd hidE Blushing Groom (Fr) Runaway Groom b. 2006 Yonnie Girl Jilted Stalwart Likeashotabrandi Likeashot Carson City

Gone West Western Fame Fariedah FAME’S FLAME b. 2001 Houston Turnuptheheat Sudden Frost

Mr. Prospector Secrettame Topsider Golden Highlights Seattle Slew Smart Angle Northern Dancer Betty’s Secret

Run Away and Hide has not been crossed with Western Fame mares. Sire: RUN AWAy ANd hidE. Raced 1 year, 3 starts, 3 wins. Earned $224,684 (SPR 99). Sire of 2 crops, 95 foals, 39 runners (41%), 22 winners (23%), 3 SWs (3%), including Mico Margarita, Heaven’s Runway. Total progeny earnings $1,209,588, $31,015 average per starter. Yearling auction record, 1980 to present —22 yearlings sold, 3 crops, $18,855 average. In 2012, 7 yearlings sold, $35,314 average. 1st dam: FAME’S FLAME. Bred by John T. Perry (Calif.). Raced 2 years, 2 starts, 1 win. Earned $22,022 (SPR 86). FFSPR: 72 08 Fame’s Bulldog, g., by Our New Recruit. Raced 1 year, 1 start, no wins. Earned $260 (SPR 12). 09 CHARLIE COMPANY, g., by Our New Recruit. Raced 3 years, 13 starts, 3 wins. Earned $65,348 (SPR 72). 11 LOOK QUiCKLy, f., by Run Away and Hide. At 2, WON Juan Gonzalez Memorial S. (SPR 99). 12 c., by Cindago. 2nd dam: TURNUPTHEHEAT (1995). Bred by Windfields Farm (Ont., Can.). Raced 2 years, 4 starts, 1 win. Earned $9,300 (SPR 71). Produced 5 foals, 3 winners. Broodmare Sire: WESTERN FAME. Raced 5 years in England, North America, 30 starts, 8 wins. Earned $402,484 (SPR 93). Sire of 164 mares which produced 95 foals. 6 mares produced SWs (6%). 45 runners (47%), 31 winners (33%), 7 SWs (7%), including The Usual Q. T., Taylor Said, Waymore’s Blues. Progeny earnings of $3,130,328. Foaled: West 12 Ranch, Lodi, Calif. Breeder: William J. Morey Jr. Owner: Morey Family Trust.

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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ThURSdAy, JULy 18 CALIFoRnIA HoRSe RACInG BoARD (CHRB) MonTHLy BoARD MeeTInG Del Mar Simulcast Facility, Del Mar • SATURdAy, JULy 20 SeABISCuIT HeRITAGe FounDATIon, RIDGewooD RAnCH In wILLITS The Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation will host guided walking tours of Proceeds benefit ongoing historic preservations efforts of the Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation. 2013 Bi-Monthly Guided Tour Schedule Price: $20.00 per person - Children under 11 are FRee Tour Details: All tours are docent led and reservations are preferred. Individual tours start promptly at 9:30am to noon. Rain or shine! Group Tours of 8 or more may be arranged for bus tour companies or private parties. Tours start at 9:30am and last 1 1/2 to 2 hours. only disability assistance pets, please. Buildings are handicap-accessible. Call 707-459-5992 to make reservations or for more details. — 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 (626) 574-6622 or Must be at least 21 years of age. SUNdAy, JULy 21 BARReTTS “RACe ReADy” HoRSeS In TRAInInG SALe SALe BeInG HeLD In THe PADDoCk oF THe DeL MAR THoRouGHBReD CLuB •

PHone: (800) 467-7379 • (909) 629-3099 • FAX: (909) 629-2155 SATURdAy, JULy 27 2013 HoRSeMen oF ALL AGeS BACHeLoR AuCTIon, PReSenTeD By ADeQuAn To BeneFIT THe RACe FoR eDuCATIon AnD THe eDwIn J. GReGSon FounDATIon This year’s excitement moves to Del Mar, California at the Del Mar Hilton Click on the link below to find out more on this wonderful event, our participating bachelors and bachelorettes or to purchase tickets. From 7:00PM to 10:00 PM PDT Contact: Brittany Bell, The Race for Education  859-252-8648 •

ThURSdAy, AUGUST 1 AFTeR THe FInISH LIne “‘A TRIBuTe To THe MAJeSTy oF THoRouGHBReDS DInneR & AuCTIon”‘ newly Renovated Del Mar Hilton, Del Mar, California invites you to our 6th Annual Charity Fundraiser, 530pm-930pm • Sponsorships are available and auctions items and volunteers are welcomed. Please contact Dawn Mellen to donate silent auction items. SATURdAy, AUGUST 3 SeABISCuIT HeRITAGe FounDATIon, RIDGewooD RAnCH In wILLITS April 26 walking tours The Seabiscuit Heritage Foundationriday, will host guided (See Saturday, July 20 for more information) Call 707-459-5992 to make reservations or for more details. — TUESdAy, AUGUST 13 2013 noRTHeRn CALIFoRnIA 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. SATURdAy, AUGUST 17 SeABISCuIT HeRITAGe FounDATIon, RIDGewooD RAnCH In wILLITS The Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation will host guided walking tours (See Saturday, July 20 for more information) Call 707-459-5992 to make reservations or for more details. — 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. • 18 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED WEEKLy • July 11, 2013

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Compared to last week: All classes of hay traded mostly steady. According to USDA-NASS, California has experienced its seventh warmest spring on record. Range and non-irrigated pasture continue to deteriorate from fair to poor. The Northern two regions received scattered showers throughout the beginning of the week which slowed trading activity. Summer continues to set in throughout Regions 5 and 6 with temperatures predicted to reach 110 to 115 degrees by the weekend. As a result, fire danger continues to be a concern throughout the Southern portions of the state and on the East side of the Sierras. All prices reported FOB at the stack or barn unless otherwise noted.

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

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Celebrating the Athleticism, Versatility & Spirit of Retired Racing Thoroughbreds

CTBA Magazine Update The July 2013 issue of California Thoroughbred, the official publication of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA), has now been completed and is currently being mailed out along with the 2013/2014 Industry Directory. Featured as this edition’s cover story is the 145-acre Legacy Ranch of Pete and Evelyn Parrella in Clements that boasts a five-furlong training track with a 400-yard chute and where the promising first-crop stallion Papa Clem has been standing at stud since 2010. Besides this article, the latest magazine also includes advertorials spotlighting groups of six foals each at Madera Thoroughbreds in Madera, Old English Rancho in Sanger and Paradise Road Ranch in Lathrop, as well as many other feature stories of interest, such as: an In Memoriam tribute to 26-year-old In Excess (Ire), the multiple grade I-winning millionaire and a three-time leading sire of Cal-breds who died of the infirmities of old age at Vessels Stallion Farm in Bonsall on May 17; a CTBA Member Profile on Steve Young, who joined the association in 1982 and is the owner of the three-year-old California-bred colt Tiz a Minister who won the grade III, $100,750 Affirmed Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park on June 2; a Q & A with Joe Morris, who took over his duties as the new President of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) on June 17; wrap-ups of the graded stakes wins by the aforementioned Tiz a Minister and the four-year-old Cal-bred gelding Summer Hit in Golden Gate’s $100,000 All American Stakes (grade III) on May 27; a Racing In Southern California page featuring the wins by the Cal-bred fillies Unusual Hottie and Sprouts in Hollywood Park’s $90,370 Redondo Beach Stakes and $100,250 Cinderella Stakes on June 9 and June 15, respectively; a review of the respective wins at Golden Gate by the filly Unusual Way and the colt Surfcup in the June 1 Campanile Stakes and June 9 Silky Sullivan Stakes, both $100,000 Golden State Series events for Cal-bred or California-sired three-year-olds at a mile on the turf; an Another Man’s Treasure piece on the Cal-bred geldings Liberian Freighter, a dual grade II winner, and Stone Cold Angel, unplaced in his two starts, who won classes during the inaugural Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS) Series held at the Rancho Mission Viejo Horse Park in San Juan Capistrano on April 20-21; the latest story in the A Blast From The Past series featuring A Kiss For Luck, the 1981 California Champion Two-Year-Old Female who won the grade I, $200,000 Vanity Handicap at Hollywood Park on July 17, 1983; a Focus On The Future editorial on Kent Sweezey, who is now trainer Eoin Harty’s assistant following a world tour of breeding operations; a Horse Care article titled “Bio-Mechanical Efficiency In The Equine Athlete”; a Guest Forum editorial that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the first organized Thoroughbred race meeting in Saratoga and which highlights those Cal-breds who won prestigious races at this New York racetrack over the years; and all the many other interesting and informative features, departments and columns that this publication’s loyal readers look forward to every month. So now is the time to secure valuable advertising space in the August 2013 copy of California Thoroughbred, the monthly publication that remains the best medium for marketing Thoroughbred stallions, farms and businesses in the Golden State. To ensure representation in this next issue, please contact the CTBA’s Advertising Manager Loretta Veiga without further delay at either or (626) 445-7800, extension 227. Arrangements can then be made to secure the placement in this magazine of a high quality, competitively priced advertisement that’s certain to provide the maximum possible exposure to your services and/or products on offer. —Rudi Groothedde

Thursday, July 11, 2013

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