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WEEKLY Volume 6 • Number 28

Official publication of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Gervinho Wins Oceanside

California-bred Gervinho rallied through the lane to win Wednesday’s first division of the $113,150 Oceanside Stakes for three-yearolds at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Gervinho is by Unusual Heat (Harris Farms), out of the Out of Place mare ©Benoit Foreverinthegame, was bred by Barry Abrams and Madeline Auerbach, is owned by Keith Brackpool and trained by Carla Gaines. He has three wins in five starts, earnings of $219,140 and was coming off a second in the June 9 Silky Sullivan. Gervinho ran the mile on turf in 1:33.88 and won by a neck at odds of 5-2.

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— the ninth presented by the California Continued on page 4

Alpine Luck Takes Hollywood Juvenile Alpine Luck became the first stakes winner for stallion Lucky J. H. (Harris Farms) when he led gate-to-wire to take Saturday’s $150,500 Hollywood Juvenile ©Benoit Champion-ships for two-year-olds at Betfair Hollywood Park. Continued on page 2

Sister Kate Wins Governor’s Cup ©Vassar

Sister Kate led all the way to win Saturday’s $75,250 California Governor’s Cup Handicap for fillies and mares at Sacramento. Continued on page 2

Sprouts Leads CTBA Stakes Entries Cinderella Stakes winner Sprouts is one of three daughters of Square Eddie entered in Friday’s $100,000 CTBA Stakes, for California-bred and Californiasired two-year-old fillies eligible to the Golden State Series, at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Continued on page 4

Tribal Rule Triple At Hollywood Park California stallion Tribal Rule (Ballena Vista Farm) was represented by three winners on Sunday’s meet-closing card at Betfair Hollywood Park. The fourth race, an optional claimer, Continued on page 2


Leading Sires in California: January 1 Through July 14, 2013 Leading Sires by Average Earnings Per Start

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.



Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . 102 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Southern Image . . . . . . . . . 72 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Unbridled Energy# . . . . . . . 71 Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . 36 In Excess (Ire)* . . . . . . . . . . 73 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . 75 Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . 63 Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Awesome Gambler . . . . . . 38 Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Affirmative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Perfect Mandate* . . . . . . . . 30 Cee's Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . 63 Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Ten Most Wanted* . . . . . . . .29 Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Popular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

631 386 508 425 472 402 315 260 346 211 293 318 188 155 328 327 86 266 112 156 95 197 164 145 228 121 86 218 125 142 263 35 127 134 128

Races Won 108 53 95 59 63 59 48 32 56 42 33 48 21 21 45 44 20 33 20 21 22 32 13 23 22 17 12 24 27 25 23 7 9 13 15

(Minimum 50 Starts) Earnings $2,419,217 2,255,496 2,202,975 1,376,342 1,368,196 1,218,687 996,734 944,988 936,785 808,446 764,624 699,704 690,370 651,678 603,315 578,835 557,279 555,515 550,253 508,485 433,559 431,488 418,320 396,752 384,243 368,141 363,729 358,900 343,587 325,154 282,710 277,115 274,197 264,528 264,370

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


Cindago* ..........................21 Unusual Heat ................ 94 Vronsky .......................... 24 Suances (GB) ................. 22 Ministers Wild Cat..........102 Affirmative ...................... 21 Heatseeker (Ire).............. 36 Tribal Rule ..................... 163 Salt Lake*....................... 54 Western Fame* ............... 12 Tizbud ............................ 44 Good Journey ................. 53

Starts 86 386 112 95 508 86 155 631 211 50 188 260


Average Earnings/ Start

$557,279 2,255,496 550,253 433,559 2,202,975 363,729 651,678 2,419,217 808,446 189,177 690,370 944,988

$6,480 5,843 4,913 4,564 4,337 4,229 4,204 3,834 3,832 3,784 3,672 3,635

Leading Sires Of Two-Year-Olds by Average Earnings Per Runner (Minimum 2 Runners)

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


Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Square Eddie . . . . . . . . .4 Roi Charmant . . . . . . . 3 Awesome Gambler . . . . 8 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . 4 Time to Get Even . . . . 10 Southern Image . . . . . . . 3 Desert Code . . . . . . . . . 4 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . 8 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . .11 Bushwacker . . . . . . . . .15 Unbridled Energy# . . . . . 4

Races Won 3 3 2 2 1 2 0 0 2 3 2 1


Average Earnings/ Runner

$177,220 139,380 77,368 119,918 46,408 109,800 32,750 36,680 67,147 77,482 96,135 16,060

$59,073 34,845 25,789 14,990 11,602 10,980 10,917 9,170 8,393 7,044 6,409 4,015

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.

SISTER KATE Continued from page 1

ALPINE LUCK Continued from page 1


Alpine Luck is out of the Swiss Yodeler mare I Can Yodele, was bred by owner Heinz Steinmann and is trained by Mike Harrington. He has two wins in four starts, earnings of $146,784 and was coming off a maiden win in his third start June 22. Alpine Luck ran the six furlongs in 1:11.44 and won by onehalf length at odds of 9-2.

Sister Kate is by Ballena Vista Farm’s Benchmark, out of the Siyah Kalem mare Miss Soft Sell, was bred by owner Mary Caldwell and is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. She has six wins in 17 starts, earnings of $257,686 and was coming off a fourth in a June 2 allowance.

TRIBAL RULE Continued from page 1

was won by Tribal Peace, a three-year-old daughter of Tribal Rule, out of the Deputed Testamony mare No Trouble Tweenus, was by bred owners Pam and Marty Wygod and was trained by John Sadler. The seventh race, a maiden special weight, was won by Ethnic Dance, a three-year-old colt by Tribal Rule, out of the Chester House mare House of Danzig, was bred by the Craig Family Trust, is owned by Craig Stables and Michael Bello and was trained by John Sadler. The 11th race, a maiden claimer, was won by Life Rule, a four-year-old son of Tribal Rule, out of the Souvenir Copy mare Light Up Your Life, was bred by Ruben Vazquez, is owned by Esembee Inc. and Ruben Vazquez and was trained by Mike Puype.

Harris farms Scores Breeding Triple Harris Farms scored a breeding triple at Betfair Hollywood Park Friday with winners in the first, third and sixth races. The first race was won by Red Defense, a six-year-old son of Redattore (Brz), out of the Flying Continental mare Air Defense, who won a $10,000 claimer for owner Tom Mansor and Tachycardia Stables. The third race was won by Snowmass Village, a two-year-old son of Harris Farms’ Swiss Yodeler, out of the Talkin Man mare 2 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED WEEKLy • July 18, 2013

Aspen Gal, who won a $40,000 maiden claimer in his first career start for owners Tom Acker, Geoff Holly, Rudy Lapera and Estella Leiderman. The sixth race was won by Glorious Luck, a three-year-old daughter of Harris Farms’ Lucky J. H., out of the Skywalker mare Image of Glory, who won a state-bred allowance race for owner Harris Farms. Harris Farms also bred the second-place finisher in the seventh race, Almost Better.

Weekly update CTBA SALES Continued from page 1

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 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 information, please contact Cookie Hackworth, the CTBA’s Sales Coordinator, at (800) 573-2822 ext. 243 or

desert Code Gets first Winner California stallion Desert Code (Harris Farms) was represented by his first winner Wednesday when Moving Desert won the fifth race at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Moving Desert is out of the Capote mare Cinema Paradisa and was bred by owner Harris Farms. Moving Desert, a 2-year-old filly bred in California, ran the five furlongs in :58.78 and won the maiden special weight race by three lengths at odds of 7-2. CTBA STAKES Continued from page 1

Sprouts is by Vessels Stallion Farm’s Square Eddie, out of the Yankee Victor mare Ann Summers Gold, was bred by J. Paul Reddam, is owned by Reddam Racing and trained by Edward Freeman. She has two wins in three starts, earnings of $92,240 and is coming off a win in the June 15 Cinderella Stakes. Pay the Debt is by Lovacres Ranch’s Awesome Gambler, out of the Skip Trial mare Securitized Debt, was bred by Terry Lovingier, is owned by Pat Abrams, Keith Moore and Gary Sherlock and is trained by Sherlock. She has one win in two starts, earnings of $31,450 and is coming off a sixth in the June 15 Cinderella Stakes. Evening News is by Harris Farms’ Swiss Yodeler, out of the Falstaff mare Evening Walk, was bred by owner Harris Farms and is trained by Sean McCarthy. She won her lone start June 6 and has earnings of $18,000. Eddies Curl is by Square Eddie, out of the In Excess (Ire) mare Girl in the Curl, was bred by Vessels Stallion Farm, is owned by Reddam Racing and Vessels Stallion Farm and is trained by Edward Freeman. She is a maiden making her second start with earnings of $3,600. Time for Angie is by Lovacres Ranch’s Time to Get Even, out of the Gold Case mare Amorous Angie, was bred by Terry Lovingier, is owned by Michael Byrnes, Patsy London, Kretz Racing and Lovingier and is trained by Walther Solis. She has one win in two starts, earnings of $52,560 and is coming off a third in the June 15 Cinderella. Harlington’s Rose is by Harlington, out of the Orientate mare A Rose for You, was bred by Y-Lo Racing, is owned by Thomas Halasz, Ryan Johnson, Paul Newhart, Paul Miller,, and is trained by Steve Knapp. She is coming off a maiden win in her third start and has earnings of $42,640. Say’s Who is by Yes It’s True, out of the Grand Slam mare Grandiosity, was bred by John Antonelli, is owned by Doubledown Stables and trained by Peter Miller. She is a maiden making her second start with earnings of $250. Smoove It is by Square Eddie, out of the Distorted Humor mare Smoove, was bred by Paul Reddam, is owned by Raddam Racing and trained by Doug O’Neill. She broke her maiden June 29 in her second start with earnings of $37,440. 4 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED WEEKLy • July 18, 2013

internet Gaming Expansion Push Continues The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee has scheduled a meeting next week to hear testimony on the expansion of Internet gaming. Because as much as 20 percent of pari-mutuel wagering occurs online, any expansion of Internet gaming is of great interest to the U.S. horse racing industry. In the past two legislative sessions, Congress has failed to pass legislation to legalize Internet gaming, primarily poker. Despite these setbacks, the push continues with new legislation (H.R. 2282) introduced this year by Rep. Peter King (R-NY). The NTRA will continue its efforts to protect horse racing’s interests in this process. The NTRA has been at the forefront of Internet gaming legislation for more than a dozen years. Our involvement began in 2000 when the NTRA helped secure an important amendment to ©Benoit the Interstate Horseracing Act that legalized pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing via the Internet. The NTRA’s work continued when the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) was introduced in 2006. That legislation was intended to halt all Internet gaming but the NTRA was able to secure provisions in the final version of UIGEA that maintained our industry’s unique ability to offer legal online pari-mutuel wagering. Preserving the horse racing industry’s Internet gaming rights is fundamental to the NTRA’s federal legislative function; we take that responsibility very seriously.—From NTRA

RECENT EARNERS Of THE MAidEN BONuS PROGRAM • Alyson Harper, owner of flatter Thecowgirl earned $17,500 on July 13th at Betfair Hollywood Park • Craig Stables & Michael Bello, owners of Ethnic dance earned $17,500 on July 14th at Betfair Hollywood Park

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Weekly update Catalog Online for del Mar Paddock Sale The catalog for The Paddock Sale at Del Mar of Race Ready Horses, scheduled to be held on Sunday, July 21 in the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club paddock 20 minutes after the last race is declared official (approximately 6:30 pm PST), is now on-line available in sortable format at sales/Catalogs/catdmp2013/catalogTABLE.asp. This catalog contains lifetime Daily Racing Form past performances, Equibase horse profile information consisting of lifetime charts, race record and recent workouts updated in real time, as well as a recent race replay if applicable. Additional horses will be added through next Tuesday and will be posted on-line by next Wednesday. Printed catalogs will be available ONLY at Del Mar beginning on Friday, July 19. The catalog is also available now using the Jockey Club Ipad application. Additional Barretts Sale information can be found at Horses will be available for inspection starting on July 19 during non-training hours in the barn located closest to the Del Mar paddock (Eastside of Barn Y). Horses eligible for Del Mar’s Ship and Win program, which offers horses a bonus of 33 percent additional purse money plus $1,000 for qualified horses, will be clearly identified as well as announced when they enter the sales ring on July 21. There will be a New Owner Seminar and Preview of The Paddock Sale sponsored by the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) held in the Veranda Café near the Del Mar paddock starting at 9:00 am on Sunday, July 21. Reservations are suggested. Please contact TOC at (626) 574-6620 or at for more information. The video feed of the auction will be streamed live on both the CalRacing ( and Daily Racing Form ( websites. You will able to link directly to the CalRacing location at on sale day. BLOODHORSE Story:

del Mar Paddock Sale Catalog Now Available | fREE Ask The Vet Live Q&A MANAGiNG HORSES iN THE SuMMER HEAT Submit Your Questions For Thursday, July 25, 8 p.m. EDT It's hot out there! The dangerous conditions that can accompany summer heat are not to be taken lightly, especially when horses are involved. Join on Thursday, July 25th at 8 p.m. EDT for a FREE Ask the Vet Live audio Q&A event on managing horses in the summer heat, sponsored by, the Official Store of The Horse. Our expert will discuss the best ways to keep your horse cool and comfortable during exercise and rest on even the most scorching days. Submit your questions now to be answered during the live event! —continued at PuBLiSHER’S NOTE: Republished with permission from

At del Mar, Racing isn't The Only Game in Town By Jay Hovdey Saratoga, which opens July 19, spends a fairly peaceful off-season, befitting its status as the dowager queen of American race courses. Horses train there from April through October. The weathered, beloved grandstand must be diligently maintained. Off-season visitors passing by can look in their guidebooks and point, “That’s Saratoga. They race Thoroughbreds there,” without fear of contradiction. Then there is Del Mar, which opens July 17, but only after the Crossroads of the West Gun Show clears out of the Pat O’Brien Hall-Sponsored by Sleep Train Mattress Centers (over 100 locations in California) to make room for racetrack valet parking. The gun show—which features signs warning that gun sales in the parking lot are strictly prohibited—does not really get in the way, since \there still will be plenty to do elsewhere on the property to get ready for the 37 days of Wednesday-through-Sunday racing. —continued at, Click here to read more PuBLiSHER’S NOTE: Republished with permission from

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Surtsey Wins Ontario damsel Longshot Surtsey, an Ontario-bred daughter Harris Farms’ Heatseeker (Ire), rallied wide and rolled through the stretch to win Sunday’s $150,000 Ontario Damsel Stakes for three-year-old fillies at Woodbine in Etobicoke, Canada. She has three wins in eight starts and earnings of $213,117. She also won the Fanfreluche Stakes last year at Woodbine. Surtsey ran the mile on turf in 1:33.80 and won by 2 1/4 lengths at odds of 41-1. 6 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED WEEKLy • July 18, 2013

CHRB Meeting July 18 At del Mar The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) will conduct its regular meeting Thursday, July 18, in the Surfside simulcast facility at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Board’s Medication and Track Safety Committee will meet Friday, July 19, in the simulcast facility beginning at 9:30 a.m. and will be followed immediately by a meeting of the Jockey and Driver Welfare Committee. The public is encouraged to attend. An audio-only Webcast of the Board meeting can be heard through the “Webcasts” link on the CHRB Website ( The agenda and supporting package of materials for these meetings can be accessed through the following links: agenda, package.

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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California-Bred Foals

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 del Mar Sticks With Betting Menu Once again featuring several “guarantees” on large pools and a “winner’s bonus” for Sunday cards, the Del Mar F’s betting menu for the 2013 will look familiar to many racing fans. The reason for that, simply, is because it is the exact same menu the track presented in 2012. Racing begins at the seaside oval on Wednesday, July 17, and there will be 14 different wagers offered, starting with the traditional win, place and show and running all the way down to several fiveand six-horse combination bets. One of the most popular selections at the track—the Pick Six—will be presented once more with guaranteed pools on all racing days. The bet, which requires that fans pick the winners of the last six races on the day’s card and often results in large payoffs, will have a guaranteed pool of $125,000 on weekdays and $250,000 on weekends. As it has for the past two years, Del Mar additionally will provide a “winner’s bonus” of $50,000 for each Sunday’s Pick Six. The bonus is for winning tickets only, so in the case of five fans holding winners for example, each would have an additional $10,000 added to their prize. If there are no winning Pick Six tickets on a Sunday program, that $50,000 bonus will be added to the “carryover” for the next racing day. However, in the case where there is already a “carryover” coming into a Sunday program, no additional bonus monies will be provided. As it also has for the past two years, the track additionally will offer guaranteed pools on its Pick Four bet, requiring the selection of the winners for the day’s final four events. The guaranteed pool for this 50-cent-minimum wager is $250,000 on weekdays and $500,000 on weekends. “As it has been shown directly over the past two seasons, our guarantees are important for racing fans,” said Del Mar’s executive vice president for chief marketing officer Craig Dado. “We have very large betting pools at our meet and, if you’re a serious player, Del Mar gives you two things—liquidity and a great place to play.” For the fifth year in a row, Del Mar will conduct a 37-day meeting, racing on a Wednesday through Sunday basis up until Wednesday, September 4. There will be one additional day added to the sevenweek schedule—a holiday program on Labor Day Monday, September 2. A bet that was instituted in 2011—the 50-cent Player’s Pick Five —continues on the betting menu again this season. The wager requires picking the winners of the day’s first five races and will be available at a minimum price of 50 cents. It carries the additional advantage of having a takeout of only 14 percent. The full array of Del Mar bets is as follows: $2 win, place and show; $1 Exacta; $2 Quinella; $1 Trifecta; $2 rolling Double; $1 rolling Pick Three; $1 Superfecta (.10¢ minimum); $1 Place Pick All; $1 Super High Five; $2 Pick Six; 50-cent Player’s Pick Five, and 50-cent Pick Four. First post throughout the meet is normally 2 p.m. Fridays are an exception when the track presents its “Four O’Clock Friday” programs featuring popular rock bands following the day’s last race. First post on all Fridays is 4 p.m.—From the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club 8 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED WEEKLy • July 18, 2013

THoRouGHBREd CHARiTiES of AMERiCA AWARdS oVER $500,000 iN GRANTS Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today grants totaling $502,058 have been awarded to 72 Thoroughbred industry-related nonprofits that work to uphold TCA’s mission. TCA distributes grants to several categories of Thoroughbred industry related nonprofits including rescue, rehabilitation and adoption organizations as well as education and backstretch programs, therapeutic riding programs and research organizations. Grant applications for the 2014 grant cycle will be available on in early January. “Thanks to the continued support of our generous donors TCA is once again able to provide financial assistance to many worthy charities,” said TCA President Dan Rosenberg. “TCA believes strongly in being a good steward of the donations entrusted to us and as such we take very seriously our disbursement of grants.” More than 200 Thoroughbred-related charities have received a grant from TCA since its inception in 1990. TCA grants funds to organizations that successfully meet the criteria set forth in its annual grant application. TCA formally affiliated with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) in 2008 and is now the charitable arm of the organization. TCA’s affiliation with TOBA has allowed TCA to further expand its national reach and provides the continuity needed to carry on its mission into the future. TCA's mission is to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds, both during and after their racing careers by supporting rescue, retirement and research and by helping the people who work with them. From 2000-2011, more than 95 percent of TCA’s expenditures were allocated to program services including direct grants. TCA’s primary fundraiser is its annual Stallion Season Auction held each winter in Lexington, Kentucky. Donations to TCA are always accepted and can be made in the form of cash donations or as donations in lieu of flowers, birthday gifts or other occasions. To make a donation please visit

Conducting A Scientific Survey on Equine Population Having reliable data on a state’s equine industry is important for policy makers, community planners, entrepreneurs, business owners, and veterinarians. The process by which the data are collected is integral in determining the reliability and accuracy of the results. Utilizing the services of an unbiased, professional survey group may be the most efficient way of completing such a project —continued at, By Equine Disease Quarterly Click here to read more PuBLiSHER’S NoTE: Republished with permission from

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 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


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 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

©Mesaros photos

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Weekly update Take A WALKiNG TouR of Historic Ridgewood Ranch Walking Tours of Ridgewood Ranch Visit the special place that Seabiscuit called home...

Presented By Adequan To Benefit The Race For Education and The Edwin J. Gregson Foundation. 

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.

©Dr. Barbara Mack (Stud Barn) photo and ©Suzette Cook (Seabiscuit) photo

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: 12 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED WEEKLy • July 18, 2013

2013 Horsemen of All Ages Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction

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 27 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

California-Bred flashback: dearest desert On July 18, 1992, Dearest Desert, a daughter of Desert Wine, won the $30,000 Vacaville Handicap for fillies and mares at Solano, with Simple Surprise second and Vee Jays Native third in a field of eight. Dearest Desert was trained by Jeff Bonde and ridden by Pedro Mercado. She ran the six furlongs in 1:10 and won by two lengths at odds of 3-5. Dearest Desert was the fifth of 14 foals out of the In Reality mare Revered, who also produced graded stakes winners Hasty Pasty and Cairo Express and the stakes-placed In Reverence, The Vacaville was Dearest Desert’s second win in 10 starts. She finished her career with four wins in 20 starts and earnings of $79,425. Dearest Desert was bred by and foaled at Cardiff Stud Farm in Creston and was owned by Stephen Sahadi. As a broodmare, Dearest Desert had seven foals, four winners.

California-Bred Maiden Winners in North America: July 8-14, 2013 doN’TSELLMESHoRT July 12 (SAC, $8,400 MCL.) Maggie’s Gold. Sam J. and Debbie DiLaura’s ch. f., 4, by Don’tsellmeshort—Kalihi Maggie by Al Mamoon. Breeder: RLi investment inc. Trainer: Sam DiLaura. Jockey: Abel Cedillo.

Ex MARKS THE CoP July 12 (ARP, $5,100 MCL.) Twenty Twelve. O C West Coast Stables’ dk. b. f., 3, by Ex Marks the Cop—Hurricane Rylie by Abstract. Breeder: Mark Langaard. Trainer: Jonathan Nance. Jockey: Karlo Lopez.

and Vincent Gervasi’s ch. g., 3, by Lucky Pulpit— Miss Rhythmic by Rhythm. Breeder: Richard Chapin. Trainer: Craig Dollase. Jockey: Edwin A. Maldonado.

GREy MEMo July 13 (MD, $3,000 MSW.) it’s Smokin. Ryan and Grant Preece’s gr. or ro. g., 3, by Grey Memo—Olympic Funding by Olympio. Breeder: Running Luck Ranch LLC. Trainer: Grant Preece. Jockey: Krista Carignan.

HoLd foR GoLd July 12 (SAC, $10,550 MCL.) Expensive Pens. Gary J. Folgner and Ruben Gomez’s dk. b. g., 5, by Hold for Gold—Peaceful Place by Petionville. Breeder: Everest Stables inc. Trainer: Ruben Gomez. Jockey: Alejandro Gomez.

July 14 (ARP, $10,000 MSW.) Avery’s Arabesque. Donna Eaton’s gr. or ro. f., 3, by Marino Marini—Ali’s Dancer by Marshua’s Dancer. Breeder: Rancho San Miguel. Trainer: Dwain Eaton. Jockey: Kelsi Purcell.

old Topper

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds 805-686-4337 July 13 (CNL, $52,600 MSW.) Light of My Life. The Jim Stable’s b. c., 3, by Old Topper—Miami Margie by Shadeed. Breeder: Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC. Trainer: King T. Leatherbury. Jockey: Eric Camacho.

July 12 (SAC, $8,700 MCL.) Sandee’s Gift. M. A. Douzos and Sandra Matos’ b. f., 3, by Tannersmyman—Series of Dreams by Aptitude. Breeders: M. A. douzos and Gil Matos. Trainer: Gil Matos. Jockey: Juan E. Sanchez. July 13 (SAC, $10,700 MCL.) Hannah Savanna. Wendell L. McDaniel’s dk. b. f., 3, by Tannersmyman—Hannah’s Halo by Confide. Breeder: Joseph duffel. Trainer: Michael Lenzini. Jockey: Juan J. Hernandez.

Tribal Rule

Ballena Vista farm (760) 789-3900

REdATToRE (BRz) July 11 (BHP, $30,750 MCL.) Sunset Skies. Harris Farms Inc.’s gr. or ro. f., 3, by Redattore (Brz)—Sunny Outcome by Cee’s Tizzy. Breeder: Harris farms. Trainer: Dan Blacker. Jockey: Edwin A. Maldonado.

SNoRTER July 13 (HST, $11,300 MCL.) Keno Magic. Wayne Oliver, Barrie Whitley and Wendy and John Snow’s b. g., 3, by Snorter—Juvee Hall by Graeme Hall. Breeder: Ross McLeod. Trainer: John Snow. Jockey: Amadeo Perez.



July 12 (SAC, $10,700 MCL.) West Jet. Morey Family Trust’s b. g., 3, by Jet West—Bunk by Arch. Breeder: Applebite farms. Trainer: William J. Morey Jr. Jockey: Pedro M. Terrero.

July 13 (BHP, $20,750 MCL.) Hello Stormy. David Bernstein, Tony Giuliano and Bruce Rose’s dk. b. f., 4, by Stormy Jack—Hello Ruffie by The Wicked North. Breeders: david Bernstein and Bruce Rose. Trainer: David Bernstein. Jockey: Sal Gonzalez Jr.

Lucky Pulpit

Woodbridge farm (209) 576-0629


fLATTER July 13 (BHP, $53,000 MSW.) flatter Thecowgirl. Alyson Harper’s ch. f., 4, by Flatter—Larkana by Irish River (Fr). Breeders: Emerald Creek farms LLC and Mark and Holly Rydman. Trainer: James F. Sayler. Jockey: Kayla Stra.


July 10 (NP, $8,205 MCL.) Let it Be Now. Rick Wiest’s dk. b. g., 4, by Tribal Rule—Reine des Neiges by Smart Strike. Breeder: Hidden Meadows farm LLC. Trainer: Robertino Diodoro. Jockey: Nate Smith. July 14 (BHP, $20,250 MCL.) Life Rule. Esembee Inc. and Ruben Vazquez’s dk. b. g., 4, by Tribal Rule—Light Up Your Life by Souvenir Copy. Breeder: Ruben Vazquez. Trainer: Mike Puype. Jockey: Sal Gonzalez Jr. July 14 (BHP, $52,750 MSW.) Ethnic dance. Craig Stables and Michael Bello’s dk. b. c., 3, by Tribal Rule—House of Danzing by Chester House. Breeder: The Craig family Trust. Trainer: John W. Sadler. Jockey: Rafael Bejarano.


Harris farms inc. (559) 884-2859 July 13 (BHP, $31,000 MCL.) Myfundsarelo. Richard Chapin and Ken, Frank

July 12 (BHP, $27,500 MCL.) Snowmass Village. Tom Acker, Geoff Holly, Rudy Lapera and M. Estella Leiderman’s ch. g., 2, by Swiss Yodeler—Aspen Gal by Talkin Man. Breeder: Harris farms. Trainer: Dean Pederson. Jockey: Martin Garcia.

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 8-14, 2013 Sister Kate CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR’S CUP HANDICAP, California State Fair (Cal Expo), Sacramento, July 13, $75,000 guaranteed, three-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, 1 1/16 miles, 1:42.53, track fast. Track record: 1:40.40. Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Jockey: William Antongeorgi III. Odds: 3-1 SiSTER KATE, gr. or ro. m., 5 (119), Benchmark—Miss Soft Sell, by Siyah Kalem

33⁄4 $45,050

Via Villaggio, dk. b. or br. f., 4 (118), Bernardini—Hoh Buzzard (Ire), by Alhaarth (Ire) (Steve Beneto)

1⁄ $15,050 3 4

Ruby Pumps, ch. m., 5 (118), Finality—Guinevere’s Gold, by Naevus (Russell J. and Lois Bennett)

no $9,050

Also: Lady Aspen (117)—$4,550, Cathy’s Crunches (118)—$1,550.

AGE 4 5 Totals

STS 11 6 17

RACING RECORD 1st 2nd 3rd 3 2 3 3 0 1 6



Earnings $122,768 134,918 $257,686


Ballena Vista farm (760) 789-3900 Native Dancer Raise a Native Raise You Alydar On-and-On Sweet Tooth Plum Cake BENCHMARK Northern Dancer b. 1991 Danzig Pas de Nom Winters’ Love The Axe II Cold Hearted Turn to North Mr. Prospector Siyah Kalem Lady Graustark MiSS SofT SELL gr. or ro. 1993 Relaunch Solamente Un Vez Gavel Gertie

Raise a Native Gold Digger Graustark Inyala In Reality Foggy Note Flit-to Marisa

When Benchmark has been crossed with Siyah Kalem mares, it has produced 6 foals of racing age, 4 winners (67%), 4 SWs (67%), 2 graded SWs (33%), $611,253 average earnings per runner. Sire: BENCHMARK. Raced 5 years, 16 starts, 7 wins. Earned $636,707 (SPR 93). Sire of 12 crops, 723 foals, 492 runners (68%), 370 winners (51%), 35 SWs (5%), including Brother Derek, Idiot Proof, Ducky Drake. Total progeny earnings $27,534,580, $55,965 average per starter. Yearling auction record, 1980 to present— 219 yearlings sold, 13 crops, $13,780 average. In 2012, 5 yearlings sold, $6,300 average. 1st dam: Miss Soft Sell. Bred by Thomas M. Caldwell (Ore.). Unraced. FFSPR: 76 97 SOFT BOUNTY, f., by Pirate’s Bounty. Raced 2 years, 14 starts, 3 wins. Earned $57,955 (SPR 83). 98 MIKE AND LEO, g., by Flying Continental. Raced 5 years, 23 starts, 10 wins. Earned $202,489 (SPR 91). 99 MISS CONTINENTAL, f., by Flying Continental. Raced 3 years, 17 starts, 5 wins. Earned

$67,900 (SPR 78). $24,000 yearling 2000 CTBA Sales’ Del Mar Yearling Sale. 01 doN’TSELLMESHoRT, c., by Benchmark. Raced 3 years, 18 starts, 4 wins. Earned $402,365 (SPR 92). At 2, won California Breeders’ Champion S., Graduation S., Barretts Juvenile S., 2nd I’m Smokin S., 3rd California Cup Juvenile S., At 3, 2nd Snow Chief S., 3rd Lazaro Barrera Memorial S. (Gr. II). $75,000 two-year-old 2003 Barretts May Two-Year-Old Sale. 02 Swissle Stick, c., by Swiss Yodeler. Raced 6 years, 71 starts, 7 wins. Earned $129,964 (SPR 58). At 3, 3rd Anderson Fowler S., At 4, 3rd Charles Town Dash Invitational H. $600,000 twoyear-old 2004 Barretts March Two-Year-Old Sale. 03 BRoTHER dEREK, c., by Benchmark. Raced 4 years, 17 starts, 6 wins. Earned $1,611,138 (SPR 99). At 2, won Hollywood Futurity (Gr. I), Norfolk S. (Gr. II), 3rd I’m Smokin S., At 3, won Santa Anita Derby (Gr. I), San Rafael S. (Gr. II), Santa Catalina S. (Gr. II), 2nd Goodwood Breeders’ Cup H. (Gr. II), At 4, 3rd San Fernando Breeders’ Cup S. (Gr. II), Strub S. (Gr. II). $150,000 yearling 2004 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, $275,000 two-year-old 2005 Barretts March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds In Training. 04 c., by Swiss Yodeler. Unraced. 06 Imforeal, f., by In Excess (Ire). Raced 2 years, 8 starts, no wins. Earned $34,900 (SPR 77). $310,000 yearling 2007 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. 07 SERENE SOPHIA, f., by Giant’s Causeway. Raced 2 years, 7 starts, 2 wins. Earned $80,400 (SPR 95). $280,000 yearling 2008 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, $325,000 two-year-old 2009 Barretts March Two-Year-Old Sale. 08 SiSTER KATE, f., by Benchmark. At 4, 3rd B. Thoughtful S., At 5, WON California Governor’s Cup H., Santa Lucia S. (SPR 96). 09 INDICATOR, g., by Bernardini. Raced 3 years, 19 starts, 3 wins. Earned $42,387 (SPR 55). $150,000 yearling 2010 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. 11 f., by Unusual Heat. $77,000 yearling 2012 Barretts October Yearling Sale. 2nd dam: SoLAMENTE uN VEz (1983). Bred by Thomas M. Caldwell (Ore.). Raced 3 years, 17 starts, 6 wins. Earned $126,470 (SPR 97). At 2, won Bay Meadows Lassie S., Burlingame S., At 3, won Senorita H., 3rd British Columbia Oaks. Produced 10 foals, 4 winners. Broodmare Sire: Siyah Kalem. Raced 4 years in England, Germany, North America, 22 starts, 3 wins. Earned $99,502 (SPR 77). Sire of 150 mares which produced 268 foals. 4 mares produced SWs (1%). 181 runners (68%), 126 winners (47%), 6 SWs (2%), including Brother Derek, Echo Eddie, Don’tsellmeshort. Progeny earnings of $7,978,874. foaled: River Edge Farm, Buellton, Calif. Breeder: Mary H. Caldwell. owner: Mary H. Caldwell.

Alpine Luck HOLLYWOOD JUVENILE CHAMPIONSHIP STAKES, Betfair Hollywood Park, July 13, $150,000 guaranteed, two-year-olds, 6 furlongs, 1:11.44, track fast. Track record: 1:07.55. Trainer: Mike Harrington. Jockey: Gary Stevens. Odds: 9-2 ALPiNE LuCK, b. c., 2 (119), Lucky J. H.—I Can Yodele, by Swiss Yodeler ontology, ch. c., 2 (115),


1 ⁄2 $90,000


Tapit—Shytoe Lafeet, by King of Kings (Ire) (Reddam Racing LLC)


Willie B Awesome, dk. b. or br. c., 2 (119), hd $18,000 Awesome Gambler—Cause I’m Tricky, by Nineeleven (Michael Byrnes, Patsy London, Kretz Racing LLC and Terry C. Lovingier) Also: Solid Wager (118)—$9,000, Bond Holder (115)—$3,000, Carson’s Ten (116)—$ 250, Knock Em Flat (115)—$ 250. AGE 2


RACING RECORD 1st 2nd 3rd 2 0 2

Earnings $146,784

Lucky J. H.

Harris farms inc. (559) 884-2859 Relaunch Cee’s Tizzy Tizly LuCKy J. H. A.P. Indy b. 2002 Lucky C. H. Margaret Booth

In Reality Foggy Note Lyphard Tizna Seattle Slew Weekend Surprise Well Decorated Careless Notion

Damascus Wild Applause Raja Baba Drapeau French Flag i CAN yodELE Falstaff ch. 2002 Apollo Tumble Along Dancingattheapollo Moscow Ballet Red Square Dance Unalane Eastern Echo

Swiss Yodeler

Lucky J. H. has not been crossed with Swiss Yodeler mares. Sire: LuCKy J. H.. Raced 6 years, 20 starts, 8 wins. Earned $632,065 (SPR 93). Sire of 2 crops, 45 foals, 10 runners (22%), 6 winners (13%), 1 SW (2%), Sire of 1 SW. Total progeny earnings $315,442, $31,544 average per starter. Yearling auction record, 1980 to present—8 yearlings sold, 2 crops, $9,038 average. In 2012, 4 yearlings sold, $9,675 average. 1st dam: I CAN YODELE. Bred by Peter S. Busch (Calif.). Raced 3 years, 18 starts, 4 wins. Earned $165,233 (SPR 90). FFSPR: 82 08 SWiSS WiLd CAT, f., by Ministers Wild Cat. Raced 1 year, 10 starts, 3 wins. Earned $189,552 (SPR 96). At 2, won Robert H. Walter California Cup Juvenile Fillies S., California Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association S., 2nd Cinderella S., Phil D. Shepherd S. 09 Remember to Yodel, f., by Memo (Chi). Raced 1 year, 1 start, no wins. Earned $10,000 (SPR 88). 10 O HAPPY GRAY, f., by Cee’s Tizzy. Raced 2 years, 14 starts, 1 win. Earned $72,280 (SPR 67). 11 ALPiNE LuCK, c., by Lucky J. H.. At 2, WON Hollywood Juvenile Championship S. (SPR 98). 12 f., by Unusual Heat. 2nd dam: Dancingattheapollo (1997). Bred by Thomas R. Capehart (Calif.). Unraced. Produced 9 foals, 5 winners. Broodmare Sire: SWiSS yodELER. Raced 4 years, 24 starts, 6 wins. Earned $761,442 (SPR 97). Sire of 394 mares which produced 171 foals. 5 mares produced SWs (3%). 79 runners (46%), 45 winners (26%), 6 SWs (4%), including Swiss Wild Cat, Outoftheclouds, Sherman Bartlebort. Progeny earnings of $2,122,407. foaled: Harris Farms, Coalinga, Calif. Breeder: Heinz Steinmann. owner: Heinz Steinmann.




California Weekly Hay Report From Friday, July 12, 2013

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 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. — 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 18, 2013

F o r A n y Q u e st i on s O n T h i s L i st P l e a s e C o n t a c t : 9 70 - 3 53 - 9 75 0




Compared to two weeks ago: All classes of hay traded mostly weaker to 10.00 lower. Scattered thunderstorms were reported across the state this week. However, the storms lacked the moisture necessary to lessen the drought impact on crops. Much of the state typically experiences dry weather during June and July however the lack of rain and the above normal temperatures further aggravated the effects of long-term drought. According to the US drought monitor 93 percent of the state was classified in the severe drought category. According to the California Department of Water Recourses (DWR) the 2013 January-May period is the driest on record (since 1920). DWR also states water supplies for most areas of the state are expected to be sufficient for the summer months. With one dramatic exception, the west side of the San Joaquin Valley, where many farmers will receive significantly reduced supplies of irrigation water, both due to dry weather and Delta pumping restrictions to protect sensitive fish species. There are some reports of farmers abandoning their alfalfa fields to direct all of their water to fruit and nut trees. Scattered showers moved across Regions 5 and 6 this week, which slowed trading activity. Hay quality has slowly decreased in Region 6 due to extremely high temperatures and prices have started to follow. All prices reported FOB at the stack or barn unless otherwise noted. Regions are defined at bottom of report.

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

575 450 400

$205–205 $205–205 $155–160

$205 $205 $157.19

contracted rain damage

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

500 725 300

$210–210 $195–205 $180–180

$210 $200.17 $180

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580 2,925 1,625 75

$250–265 $200–205 $215–220 $245–245

$254.22 $202.22 $219.62 $245

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.


delivered delivered organic

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

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$210–210 $210

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




Alfalfa Retail/light< 80-125 lb bales




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

Region #6: 375

SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA: Eastern San Bernardino, Riverside and Imperial Valley


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Alfalfa Retail/light< 80-125 lb bales

140 2,900 8,280 2,000

$205–210 $200–210 $180–195 $185–185

$207.50 $201.17 $187.93 $185

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July 27-28, 2013 $1,500 Hess Equine Hunter Derby $1,500 Santa Anita Park Jumper Stakes $1,500 Schroeder Farms Dressage Challenge Combined Tests, Showmanship, Western & Fun Classes Ranch Mission Viejo Riding Park, San Juan Capistrano, CA 818.456.9184

Celebrating the Athleticism, Versatility & Spirit of Retired Racing Thoroughbreds

CTBA Magazine update The August 2013 issue of California Thoroughbred, the official publication of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA), is now into production and featured as this edition’s cover story is the Northern California Sale that is being hosted by the CTBA for the 10th consecutive year with the latest edition taking place at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton on Tuesday, August 13. Besides this article, the latest magazine also includes many other feature stories of interest, such as: an editorial on Terry Lovingier, the owner of Lovacres Ranch who is the 2012 TOBA (Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association) State Breeder of the Year for California; a CTBA Member Profile on Chrys S. Chrys who joined the association in 1969, and whose successes have included the Hollywood Derby (grade I) winner Silver Circus and dual graded stakes winner Mangaki; a piece on Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms, Paul and Aileen Brazeau’s 85-acre facility in the Diamond Valley area of Hemet that opened for business early last year; a wrap-up of the win by Doinghardtimeagain, a three-year-old filly bred and owned in the Golden State by Tom and Debi Stull’s Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, in the grade II, $150,000 Hollywood Oaks at Betafir Hollywood Park on June 22; a Northern California Report on the California-bred trio of five-year-old gelding Ourwestcoastghost, two-year-old filly Look Quickly and five-year-old mare Sister Kate, the respective winners of Pleasanton’s July 4 Casual Lies Handicap worth $75,400, July 6 Juan Gonzalez Memorial Stakes worth $63,750 and July 13 California Governor’s Cup Handicap worth $75,250; the latest chapter in the Cal-Bred Millionaires’ Row series, featuring Unusual Suspect who won the 2010 Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes (grade I) before relocating to Australia where he won a 2012 stakes race and is now being considered for stud duty in the Southern Hemisphere; the latest story in the A Blast From The Past series spotlighting the Cal-bred colt Rob an Plunder who numbered a national record of six stakes wins for the year among his seven consecutive victories as a two-year-old, highlighted by a triumph in the grade III, $81,800 Balboa Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on August 31, 1988; a Down On The Farm article that deals with the subject matter of shockwave therapy for horses; a Guest Forum editorial by Parry Boatright whose greatest memory of his favorite racehorse Single Agent, a grade II-winning Cal-bred colt who won stakes races four seasons in a row, was his fourth-placed finish in the 1972 edition of the Hollywood Gold Cup Invitational Handicap at Hollywood Park; 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.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

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Endorsed by the 20 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED WEEKLy • July 18, 2013

The 2013 Del Mar Charity Classic Tournament Tri-Tournament Chairs Joe Harper, Garrett Gomez, and David Flores cordially invite you to enjoy a day of golf and fellowship at

Lomas Santa Fe Country Club Monday, August 12, 2013 Just 2.5 miles from Del Mar Racetrack

An Invitation to join us to benefit the Winners Foundation & California Race Track Chaplaincy Outreach serving the dedicated people of the California horse A racing community.

SPONSORSHIPS available!!!!!! Please contact April Peters for details at or 602-909-1421 Register here online at: (click on Del Mar Charity Classic) or make checks payable to Winners Foundation Winners Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3)




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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