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WEEKLY Volume 6 • Number 34

Official publication of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association

Sprouts In Debutante

Sunday Rules In Generous Portion

Sprouts (Post Position: 7) is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $300,000 Grade I Del Mar Debutante for 2-year-old fillies. ©Benoit Sprouts is by 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 three wins in four starts, earnings of $149,240 and is coming off a wins in the Cinderella and CTBA Stakes.

California Horse Racing Board Meeting Summary The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, August 22, in the Surfside satellite facility at Del Mar. Chairman David Israel presided. Vice Chairman Chuck Winner and Commissioners Steve Beneto, Jesse Choper, Bo Derek, George Krikorian, and Richard Rosenberg were in attendance. Continued on page 4

Kirk Breed Memorial Service Sunday, September 22 A memorial service for Kirk Breed will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 22, at the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple, 6151 H St. in Sacramento. A celebration of his life will follow in the Rodeo Arena at Cal Expo. Flowers can be sent to the Temple. Donations can be made to the Continued on page 4

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sunday Rules, the 3-10 favorite, took command down the backstretch and romped to a stakes-record victory in Wednesday’s $150,000 Generous Portion Stakes for Golden State Series eligible 2-year-old fillies at Del Mar. ©Benoit With jockey Edwin Maldonado aboard for the joy ride, Sunday Rules sped six furlongs in a rapid 1:09.56 to make it two-for-two in her brief career, bettering the stakes record of 1:09.60 set by One More Angel in 1996. The daughter of Tribal Rule broke her maiden at Del Mar by 4 ½ lengths August 3. Whatsallthedrama was runner-up, a length in front of Moving Desert, with Rovenna fourth in the field of six fillies. Sunday Rules, from the barn of Del Mar’s all-time winningest trainer, Mike Mitchell, rewarded her backers in a crowd of 10,538 with $2.60, $2.20 and $2.10 while earning first money of $85,500. She has career earnings of $130,500. Continued on page 2

Race Dates Legislation Coming Due Legislation that would ensure a longer horse racing season at the Del Mar track— and potentially lure the world renowned Breeders’ Cup World Championships—is near the finish line at the state Capitol. Lawmakers are expected to send the measure to Gov. Jerry Brown by the end of the month. Click here to read more PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This article has been republished with permission from


Leading Sires In California: January 1 Through August 25, 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.

Runners Starts

Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . . 111 Eddington‡ . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . .107 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Southern Image . . . . . . . . . 79 Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 In Excess (Ire)† . . . . . . . . . . 81 Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . 44 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Unbridled Energy# . . . . . . . . 77 Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Awesome Gambler . . . . . . 40 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Affirmative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Cee's Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Perfect Mandate* . . . . . . . . . 32 Popular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Sea of Secrets . . . . . . . . . . 67

496 795 633 567 557 597 496 402 441 315 221 276 357 404 199 331 410 147 406 195 115 196 302 123 158 203 234 116 284 176 152 162 166 47 319

(Minimum 50 Starts)

Races Won Earnings 71 $3,290,407 133 3,200,010 123 2,598,208 86 1,998,595 78 1,861,206 80 1,667,649 78 1,536,290 59 1,362,061 71 1,266,211 44 1,233,581 27 1,050,183 53 1,013,070 39 1,011,620 849,792 56 845,772 25 827,144 41 798,585 57 773,449 26 704,341 57 652,763 25 648,713 24 597,307 30 559,008 28 547,671 26 544,508 27 516,998 18 508,051 41 485,769 14 451,241 28 415,048 28 404,860 34 392,282 23 391,093 17 383,600 11 347,040 29

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


Average Earnings/ Start

$3,290,407 648,713 773,449 259,248 1,050,183 547,671 845,772 485,769 2,598,208 3,200,010 1,233,581 228,105

$6,634 5,641 5,262 5,083 4,752 4,453 4,250 4,188 4,105 4,025 3,916 3,679

Runners Starts

Unusual Heat ................ 106 Cindago* ........................ 24 Vronsky ........................... 30 Cyclotron ....................... 13 Tizbud ............................ 46 Suances (GB)................. 22 Heatseeker (Ire).............. 44 Affirmative...................... 25 Ministers Wild Cat......... 111 Tribal Rule ..................... 179 Good Journey ................. 56 Birdonthewire................. 12

496 115 147 51 221 123 199 116 633 795 315 62

Leading Sires Of Two-Year-Olds by Average Earnings Per Runner (Minimum 5 Runners)

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


Square Eddie . . . . . . . . 5 Lucky J. H. . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . 5 Desert Code . . . . . . . . . 6 Papa Clem . . . . . . . . . . .7 Awesome Gambler . . . . 9 Southern Image . . . . . . . 7 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . 6 Time to Get Even . . . . 15 Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . .18 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . 11 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Races Won 4 4 3 1 4 2 2 1 5 6 3 2


Average Earnings/ Runner

$215,880 207,120 111,363 107,781 109,964 132,523 92,160 71,070 170,312 185,783 112,442 49,838

$43,176 41,424 22,273 17,964 15,709 14,725 13,166 11,845 11,354 10,321 10,222 9,968

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.

SUNDAY RULES Continued from page 1

“Her maiden win just blew me away and I felt that if she ran that race again she’d win,” said Mitchell. “And she did. I wasn’t concerned (about fast early fractions) because I’d seen her run the last time. I think she’ll run like this on the dirt. I don’t think 2 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED WEEKLY • August 29, 2013

she’s a synthetic specialist or anything like that. So we’ll take her to Santa Anita and we’ll find a nice race for her." Whatsallthedrama, who had Rafael Bejarano in the irons, paid $3.60 and $2.40, while Moving Desert Returned $2.40 to show.

Weekly Update Architecture Wins At Hastings

CHRB Continued from page 1 The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website ( under the Webcast link. In brief: •

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Those involved reported significant progress in resolving stabling issues for the Southern California thoroughbred circuit. Santa Anita Park, Los Alamitos Race Course, Fairplex Park, and San Luis Rey Downs all will be used for stabling and training as needed, and Hollywood Park has agreed to remain open for auxiliary stabling at least until January 31. The Board put stabling and the final 2014 and 2015 racing calendars over until the September 19 meeting at Fairplex Park. The Board adopted the Breeders’ Cup policy prohibiting the administration of bleeder medication to 2 year olds competing in championship races November 2 and 3 at Santa Anita. The Board also ruled that in other Breeders’ Cup races, bleeder medication must be administered only by specified veterinarians. The Board endorsed plans by the Breeders’ Cup to have all horses thoroughly checked for internal bleeding after they race. The Board approved for public notice a proposal to make all jockeys and apprentice jockeys subject to alcohol breath testing before every racing program, as recommended by the Jockey and Driver Welfare Committee in its report on the July 19 committee meeting. The Board approved for public notice an option for buyers to indicate they want their submitted claim to be valid even if the horse is placed on the Veterinarian’s List as lame or unsound, as recommended by the Medication and Track Safety Committee in its report on the July 19 committee meeting. The Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau reported on a new Tote Security System that soon will be introduced at various tracks around the country, including Golden Gate Fields. Separate from the wager processing systems that will remain in place, the new system will provide improved transaction and odds information. The Board approved the license for the Big Fresno Fair Meet in Fresno from October 2 through October 14. The Board approved the license for the Pacific Racing Association’s thoroughbred meet at Golden Gate Fields from October 16 through December 22, conditioned on submission of outstanding documents and an agreement with the California Thoroughbred Trainers. The Board approved the license for Watch and Wager LLC’s harness meet at Cal Expo from October 5 through December 21, conditioned on submission of required financial information. Representatives from the University of California, Davis, provided updates on continuing efforts to reduce equine injuries through a Track Safety Program and by utilizing information gained from the postmortem examinations of horses that suffer catastrophic injuries. Santa Anita submitted its marketing plan for the upcoming fall meet, emphasizing capital improvements to the grandstand. Following the public meeting, CHRB Counsel Robert Miller advised the commissioners during closed session that all hearing officers will be instructed to define the terms of any license suspension and submit a proposed ruling in their proposed decisions.

CHRB Continued from page 1

Sacramento Horsemen’s Association’s Horses, Hope and Healing Fund to benefit children's riding lessons. Mr. Breed served as executive director of the California Horse Racing Board from February 26, 2008, until his death August 7, 2013.

Odds-on favorite Architecture, a British Columbianbred daughter of California stallion Dixie Chatter, won Friday’s $50,000 CTHS Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Hastings Park. This marks her second stakes win in a row. Architecture has two wins in four starts and earnings of $71,593. She ran the 6 ½ furlongs in 1:18.25 and won by a neck at odds of 7-10.

Training At Hollywood Park Extended Betfair Hollywood Park, which ceases live racing permanently in December, will remain open as an auxiliary training location for at least a month into 2014, according to discussions at the California Horse Racing Board meeting on Thursday, August 22. Hollywood Park officials told industry executives at a meeting on Wednesday that its backstretch will be available through January 2014, and possibly longer “depending on what happens with their commercial venture,” David Israel, the CHRB chairman, said at the racing board’s meeting. The issues of offtrack stabling and confirmation of 2014 racing dates are expected to be finalized at the racing board’s meeting at Fairplex Park on September 19. The items could have been finalized on Thursday, but vice-chairman Chuck Winner urged a one-month postponement to continue ongoing discussions with Hollywood Park on its plans for early 2014, and for further meetings on a more permanent solution for auxiliary stabling.—continued at, By Steve Andersen Click here to read more PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This article has been republished with permission from

Lovingier To Be Honored By TOBA Terry Lovingier, a member of the board of directors of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA), will be hon©Benoit ored as the 2012 State Breeder of the Year for California when the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) holds its 28th Annual National Awards Dinner on September 6, at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington.—continued at Click here to read more PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This article has been republished from

CTBA Central California Stallion Tour Saturday, October 12 The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) will conduct a tour of central California stallions on Saturday, October 12. The tour will visit the following farms standing these stallions: Madera Thoroughbreds—Birdonthewire, Elusive Warning and 4 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED WEEKLY • August 29, 2013

Market Forecast; Old English Rancho—Acclamation, Big Bad Leroybrown, Cyclotron, Surf Cat and Vronsky; Poplar Meadows— Bedford Falls; Rivendell Ranch—Trapper. For further information, contact: Leigh Ann Howard at (760) 728-4775 or email


As a juvenile, the son of Top Hit won the PRAIRIE MEADOWS FRESHMAN STAKES, finished second in the G3 IROQUOIS and DELTA JACKPOT earning IOWA’S HORSE OF THE YEAR HONORS FOR 2009. UH OH BANGO, half brother to EZ DREAMER($500,000) is out of the FRENCH DEPUTY mare, FRENCH DEBUTANTE, a half sister to ROCKY BAR The Leading Two-Year Old Sire in California By Average Earnings Per Runner and Median Earnings Per Runner.

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Farm Manager: Marguerite Eliasson (760) 789-1498 FAX: (760) 789-7906 18122 Littlepage Road • Ramona, CA 92065 • •

Weekly Update Saratoga, Del Mar Re-Accredited By Alliance Saratoga Race Course in New York and Del Mar in California—have been re-accredited by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Safety and Integrity Alliance. Saratoga and Del Mar each received their initial accreditation in 2009, the Alliance's first year, and have maintained compliance since. All accreditations and re-accreditations carry an effective period of two years. According to an alliance release, during the latest safety inspection of Saratoga best practices were identified in virtually every primary area of focus. In the area of injury reporting and prevention, best practices identified included the reporting of injuries and fatalities and

the use of an injury review committee consisting of racetrack management, horsemen, stewards, the official track veterinarian, and independent veterinarians. In areas intended to create a safer racing environment, Saratoga's best practices included equine ambulance staffing, equipment, and protocols; racing surface maintenance protocols; catastrophic injury planning and procedures; and sufficient security and support personnel for paddock safety.—continued at, By BloodHorse Staff

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Barretts Race Meet At Fairplex Announces 2013 Stakes Schedule The Barretts Race Meet at Fairplex begins its 75th season Friday, September 6, and will run through Sunday, September 22, teaming up once again with the L.A. County Fair, Friday, August 30 to Sunday, September 29. The race meet brings 13 days of live Thoroughbred horse racing, featuring 12 stakes races and $775,000 in purses. In addition to Barretts Race Meet’s three $100,000 guaranteed races, the Governor’s Cup was raised $25,000 to $75,000. Barretts also increased overnight purses five percent from 2012. The racing season opens September 6, with the Beverly J. Lewis Stakes at 6 1/2 furlongs with a guaranteed purse of $50,000. Barretts graduates will be spotlighted Saturday, September 14, for the Barretts Debutante and Sunday, September 15, the Barretts Juvenile both at 6 1/2 furlongs with $100,000 guaranteed purses. Stakes also running at 6 1/2 furlongs include: the Jim Kostoff Stakes, Sunday, September 8; Governor’s Cup, Wednesday, September 18, with a $75,000 guaranteed purse; and Bangles and Beads Stakes, Friday, September 20. The C.B. Afflerbaugh Stakes is a seven-furlong contest Wednesday, September 11, for two-year-olds; also at seven furlongs, the Phil D. Shepherd Stakes, for two-year-old fillies, Friday, September 13; and scheduled for a mile and one sixteenth, Saturday, September 7, E. B. Johnston Stakes for California-breds, three-year-old and upward; Las Madrinas Handicap and Pomona Derby, Saturday,

September 21; and the meet’s signature race, the $100,000 guaranteed Ralph M. Hinds Pomona Handicap at a mile and one eighth is closing day, Sunday, September 22. Special programming is part of the Barretts racing experience including the popular Wiener Dog Races, Saturday, September 7; Bingo Bash Wednesdays; Fridays Budweiser Beer Jockey; Barretts Weekend of Stars, September 14-15 and California Classic Car Show, September 21. The L.A. County Fair race meet is steeped in history, most notably as the first track in Southern California to offer parimutuel wagering when it was legalized in California back in 1933. The track went to five-eighths mile from its famous half-mile oval in 1985 and was renamed Fairplex Park in 1986; and rebranded Barretts Race Meet at Fairplex in 2013. The historic grandstand has hosted more than 15 million visitors with a lifetime handle of $2,751,218,587. Barretts Race Meet established a Hall of Fame in 2003 and to date has inducted such racing luminaries as Mel Stute, Francisco Mena, Ted West and Jerry Fanning. First post Thursday to Sunday is 1 p.m. Twilight racing, introduced in 2011, proved so popular it returns with a first post of 4 p.m. Wednesdays. There is no racing Mondays and Tuesdays. For more information contact: Sharon Autry (909) 865-4262.


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Weekly Update CANTER Receives ASPCA Grant

2013 Santa Anita Park Autumn Meet Stakes Schedule

CANTER California is thrilled to announce the continued support of the ASPCA through a generous grant from their Equine Fund. The ASPCA has granted $7,500 to CANTER California to assist in rehabilitating and retraining retired racehorses. The funds will be used for veterinary care, feed and boarding expenses for off-track Thoroughbreds the adoption program.—continued at PUBLISHER’S NOTE: republished Permission from

Track Photographer Jeff Coady Dies Jeff Coady, a popular photographer at some of America's top racetracks, died Aug. 26 in Luling, Texas, at age 62. Along with his brother, Jack Coady Jr., Jeff Coady operated Coady Photography, which was started by their late father, Jack Coady Sr. After beginning his racetrack photography career at Turf Paradise in Arizona and at tracks in western Canada, Coady went on to shoot races at Oaklawn Park and Keeneland, among others. Three of Coady's four sons—Shawn, Kevin, and Kurtis—also work for the company and for the past 10 years Coady worked alongside his wife, Nelda, at various racetracks. Additional survivors include son Christopher and daughters Genia Zamora and Shanna Swinney. A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Luling at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 4. In lieu of flowers, his family request that donations be made to the Oaklawn Park Chaplaincy, P.O. Box 20564, Hot Springs, Ark., and/or the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 90, Luling, Texas 78648. Memorials will also be held at Oaklawn Park and in Arizona at a later date.—continued at


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Come early and bring an open mind. There will be a $10/head fee at the door to cover the cost of Northern California Equine Association Meeting On Genetics r Please send a reply if you intend to attend so we can be s

Guest Lecturer Dr. Steven Tammariello On Saturday, September 14th, At Golden Gate Fields Interested in learning about Genetic markers and profiling in Thoroughbred racing and breeding? This relatively new science shows there are well-documented genetic markers which the great race horses have in common. Genetic profiling can tell from a hair sample, collected from any Thoroughbred horse, how many of these markers (alleles) your racing prospect has in common with the ”Greats.” Historically this information has only been available to extremely wealthy and powerful players in our sport. The Northern California Equine Association (NCEA) wants to lift the veil of mystery off this subject. We are honored to have as our guest lecturer for September, Dr. Steven Tammariello. Dr. Tammariello is an Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and the Director of the Institute for Equine Genomics at Binghamton University in NewM York, and the owner of Thorough Gen LLC, a New York-based equine genomics company. Dr. Tammariello has extensive research experience in molecular physiology, proteomics and genomics and has published papers in scientific journals including The Journal of 8 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED WEEKLY • August 29, 2013

Neuroscience, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, and Cellular Immunology. He has been the recipient of multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). His research lab is currently studying the genetics of athleticism in horses and humans, and the role of oxidative stress in human neurodegenerative disease. Please join us on Saturday, September 14, at Golden Gate Fields for an informative discussion where Dr. Tammariello will illuminate the possibilities this new science has to offer and also answer all your questions. The meeting will start at 9:30 am in the Bay View Lounge with a one hour presentation by Dr. Tammariello, followedby a Q&A forum Come early and bring an open mind. There will be a $10/head fee at the door to cover the cost ofrenting the room and flying Dr. Tammariello out to California. Please send a reply if you intend to attend so we can besure to have enough seating for the group. Please contact the NCEA at OR

Nestled in rolling hills adjacent to the horse-related community of Santa Theresita, you will find one of the oldest and most beautiful homages to the Thoroughbred in this state, California Thoroughbred Ranch. Now in its fourth decade of operation, the ranch was built from the ground up by Jack and Susie Farmer who still own the beautiful facility and live right on the premises. Once an abandoned alfalfa field, the ranch is a striking portrayal of early California architecture, right down to the adobe and mission-style construction of the barns and office complex. The main barn contains stalls for 40 horses in training and the foaling barn comes equipped with closed circuit television monitors that are linked up to the farm manager’s office and residence 24 hours a day. Newborns are kept in stalls with their dams for the first 36 hours of life and monitored closely. After that, they are moved outdoors to grassy paddocks and pastures. The region’s temperate climate allows for horses to live outdoors year-round, and the ranch’s pastures range from two acres to almost 50 and follow the contours of the foothills. To date, more than 200 stakes winners have been foaled and raised on the ranch’s green fields. Others, like last year’s Eclipse champion juvenile colt Valid Point, were brought to the ranch as yearlings for breaking and schooling. California Thoroughbred Ranch also has an excellent reputation as a training center. It

offers five round pens, an indoor riding arena and a scenic uphill gallop that winds its way through the facility. There are also two treadmills and a swimming pool, where lay-ups can regain their conditioning without risk of further injury. The ranch is home to two of California’s finest stallions. Super Dad is the sire of 22 graded stakes winners and countless other stakes performers. His champion daughter Daddy’s Little Gal captured last year’s Cal Cup Juvenile Fillies and this year’s grade I Santa Anita Oaks. Moneymaker was foaled at the ranch and now stands at stud here. This graded stakes winner of nearly $400,000 has thrust himself into the national spotlight when his son Hayburner captured this year’s Travers Stakes at Saratoga. Winner of the Wood Memorial and second in both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, Hayburner now has earnings over $1 million. The Cal-bred is now pointing for the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Farm manager Bob Trainer has more than 30 years of experience in this business and gives your horses the personal care and attention they deserve. Assistant manager and yearling trainer Steve Winner also has many years of veterinary experience, although the farm’s main vet lives just down the road and is on call 24 hours a day, especially during the busy foaling season. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to come and tour the facilities. Also visit their impressive website at

Weekly Update Take A WALKING TOUR Of Historic Ridgewood Ranch

Ex-Racehorses Find New 'Mounts' With Chicago Police

Walking Tours of Ridgewood Ranch Visit the special place that Seabiscuit called home...

Retired Thoroughbred racehorses are trained for a variety of second jobs after their careers at the track are over. Not many, though, find themselves crime fighters and peace officers on the streets of a big city. Welcome to Chicago. While most police departments use draft horses and crosses for their mounted patrols, the Chicago PD has always preferred Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, and mixes of the two breeds. Leaders of the Chicago Mounted Patrol believe ex-racehorses often make an ideal transition from the backstretch to the front lines of police work. While in town for the Arlington Million, the Paulick Report’s Scott Jagow and Natalie Voss took a side trip to downtown Chicago and met the horses– and their human partners – who protect and serve the Windy City.—continued at

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 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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Horse Pain And Its Impact On Reproduction A broodmare battling chronic laminitis, a stallion with recurrent uveitis, and a maiden mare with persistent tendinitis: While these horses and their conditions are each distinct, the animals do share the potential for exhibiting pain-related fertility problems. A University of Florida (UF) veterinarian described how equine pain might influence reproduction ability, along with how to detect subtle signs of pain, at the 2013 American College of Theriogenology Conference & Symposia, held Aug. 7-10 in Louisville, Ky.—continued at, By Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief Click here to read more PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This article has been republished from

California-Bred Flashback: Crazy Channon On August 27, 1975, Crazy Channon, a son of Fleet Allied, won the $20,000 Balboa Stakes for 2-year-olds at Del Mar, with Classy Surgeon second and Lexington Laugh third in a field of nine. Crazy Channon was trained by H.C. McBride and ridden by Don Pierce. He ran the mile in 1:37 1/5 and won by four lengths at odds of 3-1. Crazy Channon was the second of seven foals out of the My Host mare First Invitation, who also produced the stakes-placed Baggy Man. The Balboa was Crazy Channon’s third win in eight starts. He also placed in the Cabrillo and Westchester stakes and finished his career with three wins in 18 starts and earnings of $55,130. Crazy Channon was bred by Brubabe Farm, foaled at Rancho de Esperanza in Hemet and was owned by Covin, Engelson & Nadet.

California-Bred Maiden Winners In North America: August 19-25, 2013 Good Journey

ATHLETE Aug 23 (LA, $5,500 MCL.) Athletica. Luis A. Alvarez’ ch. f., 3, by Athlete— Shannon Kay by Swiss Yodeler. Breeder: Dignitary Downs LLC. Trainer: Jesus J. Enriquez. Jockey: Ramon Guce.

BERNSTEIN Aug 24 (MD, $3,000 MSW.) Bernie T. Sapphire Stable’s dk. b. g., 4, by Bernstein—My Annie T by Trempolino. Breeder: Barbara E. Millard. Trainer: Jamie Hartmann. Jockey: Naim Samaroo.

BERTRANDO Aug 21 (FER, $6,050 MCL.) Airplane Mode. Theresa Patterson’s dk. b. g., 4, by Bertrando—Even Money Honey by Thunder Gulch. Breeder: Mercedes Stables LLC. Trainer: Bill Patterson. Jockey: Barrington Harvey.

Magali Farms (805) 693-1777

Aug 25 (PRX, $18,360 MCL.) Lana Lang. Over The Moon Racing’s b. f., 3, by Good Journey—Kitty Galore by Mountain Cat. Breeder: Magali Ventures LLC. Trainer: Louis C. Linder Jr. Jockey: Angel S. Arroyo.

IN EXCESS (IRE) Aug 21 (ASD, $6,490 WMC.) Copy Irish. Jessica Gaskin’s dk. b. m., 6, by In Excess (Ire)—Souvenirs Galore by Souvenir Copy. Breeders: Betty L. and Larry Mabee. Trainer: Blair A.

Lucky J. H.

Harris Farms Inc. (559) 884-2859

COMIC STRIP Aug 22 (GG, $9,105 MCL.) Strip Flight. Larry and Robin Frost’s b. g., 5, by Comic Strip—Aflight by Prized. Breeders: Larry and Robin Frost. Trainer: Natalie Houle. Jockey: Marcia Stortz.


Magali Farms (805) 693-1777 Aug 24 (GG, $35,730 MSW.) Alasharchy. Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams’ dk. b. f., 2, by Decarchy—Alashir’s World by Spinning World. Breeders: Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams. Trainer: Steven Specht. Jockey: Frank T. Alvarado.

DON’TSELLMESHORT Aug 24 (GG, $9,420 MCL.) I’m So Cool. Jeanette Gold’s gr./ro. g., 2, by Don’tsellmeshort—Cool Miss Ann by Ice Age. Breeder: RLI Investment Inc. Trainer: Bob Grudziewski. Jockey: Marcia Stortz.

EMERITUS Aug 24 (GG, $13,105 MCL.) Prince of Marbella. Rancho San Roberto Inc. and Genaro Vallejo’s dk. b. c., 2, by Emeritus— Princess Lucayan by Lucayan Prince. Breeders: Rancho San Roberto Inc., Tom Galloway and Genaro Vallejo. Trainer: Genaro Vallejo. Jockey: Russell A. Baze.


Victory Rose Thoroughbreds (707) 678-6580 Aug 22 (GG, $7,315 MCL.) Lucky Gotum. Brent and Kevin Kirk and Greg Mc Williams’ ch. g., 5, by Globalize—Lucky Autum by Lucky Lionel. Breeder: Brent Kirk. Trainer: Steve M. Sherman. Jockey: Ricardo Gonzalez.

Miller. Jockey: Larry Munoz. Aug 21 (DMR, $39,250 MCL.) Clouds Clearing. Harris Farms Inc. and Sheila Williams’ b. g., 2, by Lucky J. H.—Clouds of Glory by Beau Genius. Breeder: Harris Farms. Trainer: Dean Pederson. Jockey: Irving Orozco.

MARINO MARINI Aug 22 (DMR, $29,000 MCL.) Wild Marini. Rancho San Miguel’s gr./ro. f., 2, by Marino Marini—Bewitch Bewild by Once Wild. Breeder: Rancho San Miguel. Trainer: Mike Harrington. Jockey: Agapito Delgadillo.

MCCANN’S MOJAVE Aug 23 (EMD, $6,510 MCL.) Mojave Secret. Seamist Racing LLC’s dk. b. g., 3, by McCann’s Mojave—Secret R. N. by Gulch. Breeder: Chaiken Family Trust. Trainer: Blaine D. Wright. Jockey: Juan M. Gutierrez.

PUERTO BANUS Aug 25 (MNR, $19,400 MSW.) Heaven On Earth. Dennis Behrmann and Yesenia Lopez’s dk. b. f., 3, by Puerto Banus—Tattler by Speed Jaro (Fr). Breeder: Kristin Mulhall. Trainer: Denise R. Sanderson. Jockey: Olaf Hernandez.


Jockey: Catalino Martinez.

SOUTHERN IMAGE Aug 25 (GG, $9,420 MCL.) Glamsquad. Malibu Valley Farms Inc., Prestonwood Racing LLC and William E. Morey’s dk. b. f., 2, by Southern Image—Glamorous Miss by Northern Afleet. Breeder: Malibu Valley Farms Inc. Trainer: William E. Morey. Jockey: Eswan Flores.

SWISS YODELER Aug 24 (SUF, $11,200 MCL.) Yodelin Moon. NEREJ Stables’ b. f., 3, by Swiss Yodeler—Horsethief Moon by In Excess (Ire). Breeder: Barbara Allard-Ward. Trainer: Michael L. Catalano Jr. Jockey: Tammi Piermarini. Aug 25 (FER, $6,450 MCL.) Mountain Yodler. David M. Walker’s b. g., 5, by Swiss Yodeler—Reine Du Nord by Batonnier. Breeders: Ted and Joanne Kerst. Trainer: William J. Nolan. Jockey: Inoel Beato.

TERRELL Aug 25 (GG, $13,315 MCL.) Luckbox Sam. Stein Stables Inc.’s b. g., 3, by Terrell—Fort Silver by Fort Calgary. Breeder: Roger M. Stein. Trainer: Roger M. Stein. Jockey:

Thisnearlywasmine Daehling Ranch (916) 685-4965

Eswan Flores. Aug 23 (LA, $6,000 MCL.) Satin Glove. Jorge H. Loma and Jerry McClanahan’s gr./ro. f., 3, by Thisnearlywasmine— Satin Dolly by Tabasco Cat. Breeder: Francisco Gomez. Trainer: Humberto P. Loma. Jockey:

Tribal Rule

Ballena Vista Farm (760) 789-3900 Dionicio Navarro. Aug 21 (DMR, $26,750 MCL.) Oh My Enberg. Halo Farms and Jim Bashor’s b. f., 3, by Tribal Rule—Fair Bianca by Bien Bien. Breeder: Halo Farms. Trainer: John W. Sadler. Jockey: Corey S. Nakatani.

Aug 23 (FER, $6,250 MCL.) Matt’s Sonic. Desiree Hicks’ dk. b. g., 3, by Race for Glory—Infarction by Mt. Livermore. Breeder: George J Castanares. Trainer: Gary Greiner. Jockey: Chris Russell.

Aug 25 (GG, $8,315 MCL.) Margies Rule. John P. Warren’s ch. f., 3, by Tribal Rule—Marge and Gower by Theatrical (Ire). Breeder: Joseph A. Duffel. Trainer: Philip A. Oviedo. Jockey: Pedro M. Terrero.



Aug 23 (GG, $9,105 MCL.) Mr. Reaburn. Lawnman II Inc.’s ch. g., 4, by Skimming—Jacque C by Behrens. Breeder: Armando Sanchez. Trainer: O. J. Jauregui.

Aug 25 (DMR, $76,250 MSW.) Volkonsky. Patsy Berumen and E. W. and Judy Johnston s b. g., 4, by Vronsky—Palace Royale (Ire) by Perugino. Breeders: Old English Rancho

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. 10 CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED WEEKLY • August 29, 2013

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California-Bred Stakes Winners In California: August 19-25, 2013 A Thousand Aces C. J. HINDLEY HUMBOLDT COUNTY MARATHON STARTER HANDICAP, Humboldt County Fair, Ferndale, August 25, $30,550 guaranteed, three-year-olds and up, 1 5/8 miles, 2:53.80, track fast. Track record: 2:44.60. Trainer: Melanie McDonald. Jockey: Inoel Beato. Odds: 8-1 A THOUSAND ACES, ch. g., 3 (119), Awesome Gambler—Rachel’s Edition, by Ascot Knight Tiger Cat, ch. g., 6 (119), Hold That Tiger—Cryptotoo, by Cryptoclearance (Allen J. Aldrich)

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Also: Surfer Dave (114)—$1,850, Awesome Address (117)—$650, El Saino (119)—$100, Achak (Ire) (120)—$100, Perfect Envoy (113)—$100.


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Ascot Knight

Graeme Crackerjack, b. g., 5 (121), no $3,650 Graeme Hall—Timely Tina, by Star de Naskra (Anthony Bilich, Charles and Jason Cline and George Schmitt)

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Mr. Prospector File Coronado’s Quest Damascus Laughing Look Laughter AWESOME GAMBLER Vice Regent Deputy Minister ch. 2004 Mint Copy Wedding March Halo Bless You Wedding Party Forty Niner


Earnings $700 44,560



Sire: AWESOME GAMBLER. Raced 2 years, 6 starts, 2 wins. Earned $98,579 (SPR 92). Sire of 3 crops, 102 foals, 61 runners (60%), 26 winners (25%), 2 SWs (2%), including Willa B Awesome. Total progeny earnings $2,029,998, $33,279 average per starter. Yearling auction record, 1980 to present—14 yearlings sold, 3 crops, $16,650 average. In 2012, 4 yearlings sold, $36,125 average. 1st dam: Rachel’s Edition. Bred by John W. Stephens (Ont., Can.). Raced 4 years, 21 starts, 4 wins. Earned $195,817 (SPR 81). At 2, 2nd Ontario Lassie S., South Ocean S., At 4, 3rd Victoriana S. FFSPR: 46 02 RUNNING EDITION, g., by Running Stag. Raced 4 years, 28 starts, 6 wins. Earned $78,180

(SPR 73). $4,700 yearling 2003 $4,700 yearling 2003 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale, $16,000 twoyear-olds 2004 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-YearOlds In Training. 03 TERRIFICUS, g., by Golden Missile. Raced 2 years, 17 starts, 2 wins. Earned $25,164 (SPR 48). 05 ALPHA BEAR, c., by Alphabet Soup. Raced 4 years, 37 starts, 2 wins. Earned $19,614 (SPR 25). $27,000 two-year-olds 2007 Adena Springs 2007 Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. 06 NUMBER ONE EDITION, g., by Macho Uno. Raced 3 years, 33 starts, 3 wins. Earned $33,391 (SPR 37). 08 TAPPIN TOUGH, c., by Tapit. Raced 3 years, 12 starts, 1 win. Earned $34,526 (SPR 51). 10 A THOUSAND ACES, g., by Awesome Gambler. At 3, WON C. J. Hindley Humboldt County Marathon Starter H. (SPR 65). $40,000 two-year-olds 2012 Barretts January Mixed Sale. 12 c., by Bushwacker. 2nd dam: NEWEST EDITION (1987). Bred by Anderson Farms (Ont., Can.). Raced 1 year, 4 starts, no wins. Earned $32,832 (SPR 97). At 2, 2nd Nandi S. Produced 13 foals, 8 winners. Broodmare Sire: ASCOT KNIGHT. Raced 2 years in England, Ireland, 10 starts, 2 wins. Earned $200,232 (SPR 98). Sire of 354 mares which produced 866 foals. 30 mares produced SWs (3%). 513 runners (59%), 344 winners (40%), 42 SWs (5%), including Mula Gula, Sophia’s Prince, Divine Park. Progeny earnings of $29,501,547. Foaled: Lovacres Ranch, Warner Springs, Calif. Breeder: Terry C. Lovingier. Owners: Frank and Melanie McDonald and Verla McGraw.

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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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 2013 RepoRt Due oF MaRes BReD the 2013 Report of Mares Bred due from stallion owners to the California thoroughbred Breeders association (CtBa). (800) 573-2822 ext. 236, 237 •

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 seaBisCuit HeRitage FounDation, RiDgewooD RanCH, willits the seabiscuit Heritage Foundation will host guided walking tours (see Saturday, August 17 for more information) — THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 CaliFoRnia HoRse RaCing BoaRD (CHRB) MontHly BoaRD Meeting los angeles County Fair, Fairplex, pomona • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 seaBisCuit HeRitage FounDation, RiDgewooD RanCH in willits the seabiscuit Heritage Foundation will host guided walking tours (see Saturday, August 17 for more information)

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California Weekly Hay Report From Friday, August 23, 2013 F or A n y Q u e s t i o n s O n T h i s L i s t P l e a s e C on t a ct : 97 0- 35 3- 97 50




Compared to last week: All classes of hay traded mostly steady. Many producers are beginning to store hay with hopes of the market becoming more favorable. A high pressure system spread westward into California this week, resulting in a slight warming trend for the interior portions of the State. Region one saw bouts of heavy and localized rain. According to the US drought monitor 100 percent of the state is classified as being abnormally dry to severe drought category and now 12 percent of the state is categorized as extreme to exceptional drought. According to USDA-NASS California alfalfa production is projected to be down 4 percent and all other hay is down 20 percent from last year. However, nationally alfalfa production is forecasted to be up 15 percent from 2012 and all other hays are predicted to be up 18 percent from last year's numbers. Even with the dramatic increase nationally it is still the second lowest hay production year since 1955.Range and non-irrigated pasture were reported in fair to very poor condition. Range conditions continued to be very dry with little forage for cattle to feed. Some herds are reducing in response to the shortage of feed. Available water at lower elevations continued to decline. Fire danger remained extremely high across the State. Trade was slow on moderate to light demand. All prices reported FOB at the stack or barn unless otherwise noted. Regions are defined at bottom of report.

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CTBA Magazine Update The September 2013 issue of California Thoroughbred, the official publication of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA), is approaching completion and is scheduled to be mailed out to its subscribers and the CTBA membership next week. Featured as this edition’s cover story is the win by California-bred Points Offthebench, a four-year-old gelding by Ballena Vista Farm’s Benchmark, in the grade I, $300,250 Bing Crosby Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on July 28. Besides this article, the latest magazine also includes many other feature stories of interest, such as: a wrap-up of the victory by Pamela Ziebrath’s homebred Tiz Flirtatious, a five-year-old daughter of Harris Farms’ Tizbud, in Del Mar’s grade II, $250,000 John C. Mabee Stakes on August 11; profiles on Miami Margie, the 18year-old dam of three multiple stakes winners, and grade II winner Doinghardtimeagain, a three-year-old Tommy Town Thoroughbreds homebred daughter of resident sire Ministers Wild Cat, whom the CTBA membership voted as the 2012/2013 California Broodmare of the Year and Valkyr Trophy winner, respectively; a review of the Northern California Sale at Pleasanton, an auction primarily of yearlings that was hosted by the CTBA for the 10th consecutive year on August 13; a CTBA Member Profile on Ron and Lillian Lang, the breeders and owners in partnership with their trainer D. Wayne Baker of the five-year-old gelding Ourwestcoastghost who won the $75,400 Casual Lies Handicap at Pleasanton on July 4; a review of the second round of the Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS) series held in San Juan Capistrano on July 27-28, at which the legendary Lava Man and fellow Cal-bred black-type winners Mr. Wolverine and Wolf Tail successfully performed; a Racing In Southern California editorial featuring Gervinho, Sprouts, U Be Fire N Ice, Sweet Marini, California Chrome, U’narack, Tasty Treat and Halo Dolly, the Cal-breds who won stakes races during the first five weeks of this seaside track’s 2013 meeting; a Northern California Report article on the Cal-breds Ain’t No Other and Hirschy, respective winners of the August 10 Jess Jackson Owners’ Handicap worth $66,350 and August 11 Cavonnier Juvenile Stakes worth $64,300 that were held during this year’s Sonoma County Fair meet at Santa Rosa; an analysis of the 24 Cal-bred winners of Fairplex Park’s $50,000 Jim Kostoff Stakes, the race previously run as the Derby Trial Stakes (1968-2007) which will have its 45th renewal in Pomona on September 8; a Focus On The Future story on 27-year-old Claire Crawford, a native of Pasadena who is currently interning at Del Mar where she was the brainchild behind the “Talamo Takeover” on Twitter; the latest chapter in the A Blast From The Past series, spotlighting the Cal-bred filly Honey Bunny who won the 1962/1963 Valkyr Trophy based on her three stakes wins as a two-year-old; Horse Care and Down On The Farm articles titled “Furosemide” and “Hoof Cracks,” respectively; a Guest Forum piece by Kayleeta Robinson, about the 1999 Breeders’ Cup Mile (grade I) winner Silic (Fr) who recently passed away while standing at stud at her and husband Ben Davis’ Pacific Coast Thoroughbreds farm in Hemet; 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 October 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

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