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Volume 6 • Number 36

Official publication of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tamarando Goes Big And Gets The Win Six furlongs against California-breds, or seven furlongs against open company. That was the decision trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and owner Larry Williams faced this week with Tamarando. They decided to go big, and they went home on Wednesday with a win in the grade I, $301,500 Del Mar Futurity on the track’s closing day on September 4. Tamarando bypassed the I’m Smokin Stakes on Monday for the Futurity, his first start outside the Cal-bred ranks, where he had raced three times previously. The farthest he had run in those three starts was 5 1/2 furlongs. The extra 330 yards of the Futurity helped his late-running style all the more.

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Lovingier Among TOBA Award Winners Reddam Racing LLC Honored As TOBA’s National Owner Of The Year & Gary Biszantz Receives The 2012 Industry Service Award

Terry Lovingier receives California Breeder of the Year award from Donna Barton Brothers

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s (TOBA’s) 28th Annual National Awards Dinner was held Friday at FasigTipton in Lexington. Terry Lovingier was California breeder of the year,


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Tamarando ($17.80), ninth of 11 after a half-mile, stormed down the center of the track and held safe an unlucky Dance With Fate to win by a half-length, with Can the Man another half-length back in third. “I was a little disappointed he was that far back, but apparently that’s the way he wants to run,” Hollendorfer said. Alberts Hope, the lukewarm 7-2 favorite, was fourth, and was followed, in order, by Guns Loaded, California Chrome, Indexical, Alpine Luck, Rum Point, Celtic Moon, and Skydreamin. Julien Leparoux rode Tamarando, who completed seven furlongs on Polytrack in 1:23.07. Continued on page 4

L.A. County Board Considers Horse Care Changes The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) urges members to attend a September 30th meeting of the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors to discuss a proposed ordinance that will greatly impact horse owners. The proposed ordinance would require larger than normal stalls for all horses boarded in the county, including at race tracks, as well as change requirements for transporting horses as outlined in the “Minimum Standards of Horse Care in the State of California,” published by UC Davis Center for Equine Health. The Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on the new Continued on page 4

MOndAy, sepTeMBer 30, 2013 California Bred and California Sired registration For foals of 2012 California Bred and California Sired registration of foals of 2012 at $100 fee for CTBA members or $125 fee for non-members (Tuesday, October 1 to Tuesday, December 31, 2013, $125 fee for CTBA members or $150 fee for non-members. (800) 573-2822 ext. 236, 237 • TuesdAy, OCTOBer 1, 2013 California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) Foal Report due for Foals of 2013 (800) 573-2822 ext. 236, 237 •

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Leading sires In California: January 1 Through september 8, 2013 Leading Sires by Number of Winners

Leading Sires by Money Won Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33.


Tribal Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 Unusual Heat . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Ministers Wild Cat . . . . . . 114 Eddington‡, . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 Benchmark . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Kafwain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Bertrando† . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Old Topper . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Southern Image . . . . . . . . . 79 Good Journey . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Decarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Tizbud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Salt Lake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 In Excess (Ire)* . . . . . . . . . . 82 Heatseeker (Ire) . . . . . . . . . . 45 Unbridled Energy# . . . . . . . 80 Marino Marini . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Vronsky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Swiss Yodeler . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Stormin Fever . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Cindago* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Lucky Pulpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Atticus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Game Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Suances (GB) . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Rocky Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Awesome Gambler . . . . . . . 40 Affirmative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Terrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Perfect Mandate* . . . . . . . . 35 Cee's Tizzy† . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Globalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Popular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Starts 846 538 674 614 599 641 432 527 474 330 384 236 299 427 217 430 350 159 441 331 122 209 212 168 134 246 212 126 305 164 186 175 176

Races Won 143 74 127 90 86 90 70 81 76 47 46 29 57 61 27 61 43 27 58 34 26 26 31 28 27 43 20 14 31 36 30 20 24

Earnings $3,617,173 3,482,391 2,691,107 2,110,987 2,005,981 1,894,579 1,750,814 1,612,137 1,354,853 1,313,153 1,188,968 1,140,310 1,080,419 971,612 917,770 868,446 860,409 813,702 768,370 688,163 673,728 669,029 638,933 592,771 573,819 568,063 531,083 522,179 484,873 483,805 444,790 431,199 410,595

Rank Sire 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.


Tribal Rule .........................187 Ministers Wild Cat.............114 Eddington‡........................120 Kafwain .............................111 Benchmark........................107 Old Topper ......................... 97 Unusual Heat ....................108 Southern Image ..................79 Bertrando† ........................ 94 Unbridled Energy# ............. 80 In Excess (Ire)* ................... 82 Swiss Yodeler..................... 82 Decarchy ............................ 83 Salt Lake*........................... 58 Marino Marini ......................77

Winners 90 68 61 57 55 52 48 47 42 42 41 39 38 34 31

Races Won 143 127 90 90 86 81 74 76 70 61 61 58 46 57 43

Earnings $3,617,173 2,691,107 2,110,987 1,894,579 2,005,981 1,612,137 3,482,391 1,354,853 1,750,814 868,446 971,612 768,370 1,188,968 1,080,419 860,409

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


1. Tribal Rule ........................ 20 2. Time to Get Even ............15 Dixie Chatter .................. 18 4. Swiss Yodeler ..................13 Decarchy .......................... 7 6. Lucky J. H. ........................ 6 Bushwacker .................. 16 Papa Clem .................... 10


Races Won


8 5 5 4 4 3 3 3

10 5 6 4 4 4 3 4

$323,116 186,370 167,904 135,674 127,922 207,475 142,845 118,374

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.

TOBA AWARDS Continued from page 1



Eastern Region Owner of the Year: Godolphin Reddam Racing, LLC was honored Midwestern Region Owner of the Year: John and Debby Oxley as TOBA’s National Owner of the Southern Region Owner of the Year: Brereton Jones Year, Ocala Stud was named the Western Region Owner of the Year: Reddam Racing LLC National Breeder of the Year and State Breeders of the Year: Triple AAA Ranch—Arizona; Morton Fink was honored as the 2012 Western Region Owner Of The Year Terry C. Lovingier—California; Ocala Stud—Florida; Team Reddam Racing LLC National Small Breeder of the Year. Block—Illinois; Michael E. and Penny S. Lauer—Indiana; The TOBA Awards Dinner, hosted by Donna Barton Brothers, Allen Poindexter—Iowa; Morton Fink—Kentucky; Coteau a former jockey, author and racing analyst for NBC and TVG, also Grove Farms—Louisiana; Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Bowman— honored the achievements of Thoroughbred owners in the four Maryland; Patricia Moseley—Massachusetts; Campbell major North American racing regions and breeders in Stable—Michigan; Richard Bremer and Cheryl 21 states and Canada. In addition, the Rood & Riddle Sprick—Minnesota; Gunsmith Stables—New Jersey; Thoroughbred Sport Horse of the Year award was Triple AAA Ranch—New Mexico; Barry K. presented to the owner of the ex-Thoroughbred Schwartz—New York; Nancy C. Shuford—North racehorse that has accumulated the most points in Carolina; Leon and Karen Glasser—North Dakota; competition, as tracked by the United States Jack and Margaret Root—Oregon; Franklin G. Equestrian Federation. Ira Schulman’s and Alex Jayne’s Smith—South Carolina; Audley Farm Equine— Thomas Edison, received the award. Gary Biszantz, the Virginia; Karl Krieg—Washington. ©Grady owner of Cobra Farm, and a horseman, sportsman, The 2012 Industry Service Award Canadian Breeder of the Year: William D. Graham leader and philanthropist was honored with TOBA’s was presented by National Broodmare of the Year: Lisa Danielle owned TOBA President Dan Metzger Industry Service Award. by Morton Fink and went to Gary Biszantz (left)

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Weekly update TAMARANDO Continued from page 1

“We liked the horse going seven furlongs,” Hollendorfer said. “We were thinking of the Cal-bred, but decided to go for the big money.” First prize was $180,000. Tamarando also benefited by being one of the most experienced horses in the race, with three starts. Only Alpine Luck and California Chrome had run more times. Five of the 11 had run twice, and Can the Man had run once.—continued at, By Jay Privman Click here to read more puBLIsHer’s nOTe: This article has been republished with permission from

LA COUNTY Continued from page 1

ordinance in November, but will hold four community meetings leading up to the vote. The first of those four community meetings will be held Monday, September 30, at 6 p.m. at Fire Station 129–Division Headquarters, 42110 6th Street West, Lancaster, California, 93534. The other three meetings: October 1, 6 p.m., William S. Hart Regional Park, 24151 Newhall Avenue, Newhall, 91321; October 7, 6 p.m., Rolling Hills Estates City Council Chambers, 4045 Palos Verdes Drive North, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274; Octobrer 8, 6 p.m., Rowland Heights Library, 1850 Nogales St., Rowland Heights, 91748. To read the proposed ordinance, click

To read the “Minimum Standards of Horse Care in the State of California,” click

Hot sire: Tribal rule California stallion Tribal Rule (Ballena Vista Farm) gained an advantage in his ongoing duel with Unusual Heat (Harris Farms) at the top of the Golden State’s general sire list this year when his son Ethnic Dance won the second division of the grade II Del Mar Derby on September 1. —continued at, By Patrick Reed puBLIsHer’s nOTe: This article has been republished with permission from

nTrA Check-off reminder The NTRA asks you to join over 700 of your peers from 42 states and 10 countries who participated last year in the NTRA’s ¼% Check-off program. You can help the industry by supporting the program that funds horse racing’s federal legislative effort on Capitol Hill. Please fill out the enrollment form below and return it either to your consignor or to the sale company. Take a look at the attached promotional flyer for additional information, including an update from Capitol Hill—From NTRA WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 29, 2013)

¼% NTRA Check-Off Enrollment Form

NTRA Promotional Flyer

Incentives strong For Business Investment The American Taxpayer Relief Act reinstated 50 percent bonus depreciation and increased the expense allowance to $500,000 for 2013. Both incentive programs could have important implications for purchasers of horses, farm equipment and most other depreciable property. Below is a summary of these incentives: Bonus Depreciation–allows taxpayers to write off 50 percent of the cost of new qualified depreciable property if the property is purchased and placed in service before 1/1/2014. Property is considered new if its original use commences with the taxpayer. Yearlings, for example, may qualify for this incentive. Expense Allowance – allows taxpayers to write off the cost of new or used qualified depreciable property, up to $500,000, if the property is purchased and placed in service before 1/1/2014. The expense allowance is reduced dollar for dollar once qualified investments exceed $2 million. This incentive also was made retroactive to 2012 purchases. In addition to yearlings, broodmares may qualify for this incentive. The $500,000 expense allowance and 50 percent bonus depreciation may be used together in some situations. For more information on how to best apply these incentives to your business, download this investment incentive flyer and consult a tax professional.

Cal-Bred Mares producing For Keeneland Five yearlings out of California-bred mares sold for $200,000 or more during the first two sessions of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale this week. A Tiznow colt out of the grade I-winning Game Plan mare Mistical Plan, sold for $410,000 to SGV Thoroughbreds. A Tapit colt out of the stakes-placed In Excess (Ire) mare Overly Tempting, sold for $410,000 to Amerman Racing. A Bernardini filly out of the multiple graded stakes winner Queenie Belle, sold for $400,000 to Al and Sandee Kirkwood. The filly is a half-sister to Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic winner and millionaire Unrivaled Belle. A Smart Strike colt, out of the grade I-winning Bold Badgett mare Leave Me Alone, sold for $210,000 to Koji Maeda. A Tiznow filly out of the multiple grade I-winning millionaire Lazy Slusan, sold for $200,000 to Round Table Racing. She is a half-sister to grade I winner Last Full Measure. Also, a Harlan’s Holiday colt (237), out of the Mons Venus, sold for $130,000 to Maverick Racing. The colt is a half-brother to California-bred multiple graded stakes winner Caracortado.

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How much is ¼%? Contribution examples based on sale price: $10,000 sale price = $25 contribution $50,000 sale price = $125 contribution $100,000 sale price = $250 contribution

Cal-Bred Trio Wins del Mar Awards California-breds Tiz Flirtatious, Points Offthebench and Tamarando won divisional awards at the just-concluded Del Mar Thoroughbred Club summer meet. Tiz Flirtatious was named top older filly or mare after winning the John C. Mabee Stakes. The daughter of Tizbud was bred by owner Pamela Ziebarth. Points Offthebench won top sprinter after winning the Bing Crosby Stakes. The son of Benchmark was bred by Gary Rocks. Tamarando was the top two-year-old after winning the grade I, $300,000 Del Mar Futurity on September 4. The son of Bertrando was bred by owners Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams.

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Weekly update stryker phd Wins At emerald Stryker Phd, a Washington-bred son of pensioned California stallion Bertrando, won Sunday’s $47,750 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic Stakes at Emerald Downs. Stryker Phd is out of the Smart Strike mare Striking Scholar. He has two wins in 11 starts and earnings of $124,466. He ran the 1 1/16 miles in 1:40.99 and won by 3 1/4 lengths at odds of 4-5. He was coming off a second in the Longacres Mile.

Which Will Be The Leading California sire By Money Won In 2013?

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 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

Hormones To detect Overtraining In Horses In an ongoing attempt to find easily detectable red flags of overtraining, researchers have learned that certain hormones wave their colors particularly well. Cortisol, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), testosterone, leptin, insulin, and other hormones could soon become reliable biomarkers in blood tests to determine if a horse is overworked, according to Concetta Amato, PhD, researcher in the nutrition and endocrinology unit of the French National Veterinary School in Nantes, France.—continued at, By Christa Lesté-Lasserre Click here to read more

CHrB seeking Applicants For executive director The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) is accepting applications for the position of executive director. The deadline is September 27, 2013, for candidates to submit an application, resume, and Statement of Qualifications to the CHRB headquarters office in Sacramento, but should the board determine that more time is necessary to identify suitable candidates, the board may act accordingly. The salary for the position is $8,976 to $10,000 per month, plus benefits. The executive director’s duties require travel throughout the state while fulfilling the CHRB mission to regulate horse racing in California. The official job announcement is available on the CHRB website ( through the “Employment” link, which explains how the application can be downloaded, or contact Wendy Matsuda in the headquarters office for assistance (916) 263-6049. A successful candidate will be a strong leader and have experience as a top-level administrator in a governmental agency or equivalent level in the private sector. It is preferred that the successful candidate have knowledge of the horse-racing industry. Desirable characteristics include creativity and innovation, credibility and integrity, good communication skills, and the vision to understand the context and mission of the CHRB and how to achieve strategic plans. A selection committee comprised of CHRB Vice Chairman Chuck Winner (chair) and CHRB Chairman David Israel will review and screen all applications submitted and may interview candidates with the most competitive experience and background. Kirk E. Breed served as executive director from February 26, 2008, until his death on August 7, 2013.

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 Sacramento Horsemen’s Association’s Horses, Hope and Healing Fund to benefit children’s riding lessons.

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

Weekly update del Mar racetrack expansion Begins A massive expansion project at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club was underway Monday in hopes to attract one of the industry’s biggest races. “The track is getting widened from as narrow as 53 feet in some spots to 80 feet all the way around,” Del Mar turf superintendent Leif Dickinson said. Before they can start widening the track, the grounds crews have to clear the infield and map out where utilities and irrigation will go. —continued at, By Walter Morris


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del Mar Handle up By 5.2%, Attendance even

equine Guelph seeking respondents To Horse Health survey

Following on the heels of a robust 2012 season, Del Mar did even better in 2013 with all key business categories finishing on the upswing as the track’s 74th summer session came to a close Septembert 4. “We have a great crew that runs this race meet, we have our outstanding California horsemen, and we have our enthusiastic Del Mar fans,” said Del Mar Thoroughbred Club President Joe Harper, in a statement following the conclusion of the 37-day meet. “When you put them all together at a place like Del Mar, you’ve got a great shot to have a real big winner.” Racing five days per week—the only major track in the state to do so—Del Mar registered an overall handle increase of 5.2 percent during its seven-week season, with a total of $482,336,877 in all-sources bets. The daily average handle amounted to $13,036,132. Del Mar’s advanced deposit wagering increased for the fifth consecutive year, showing a remarkable boost of 15.7 percent in 2013 to $3,202,719 per day.—continued at,

Equine Guelph, the horse owner and caregiver’s center at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, is calling on horse owners to complete a survey which will help assess the effectiveness of the first year of HEALTHflash, a pilot program consisting of fourMyfree seasonal health reminders to e-mails to don’t usually go help busy horse owners keep on top of changes affecting their horses during the year. The program also provides special alerts in case of disease outbreaks and comes complete with interactive games to test your seasonal savvy. Your input will help shape the program by allowing Equine Guelph to learn more about horse owners’ current healthcare management practices. This will determine the information Equine Guelph will include in HEALTHflash to help horse caregivers give the best possible care to their horses. The survey has three sections and 30 questions; it takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete. All survey participants are entered into a draw to win one of two gift certificates for an Equine Guelph online two-week eWorkshop. Give your input before Wednesday, October 9 at:

By Jack Shinar

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northern California equine Association Meeting On Genetics Please send a reply if you intend to attend so we can be

Guest Lecturer Dr. Steven Tammariello sOn 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 • September 11, 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


Introducing to California Breeders... Grade 1 Winner and Million Dollar Earner By a Champion, Out of a Champion 

    SIRE: Fusaichi Pegasus • • • • •

Champion in United States $4 million dollar yearling Syndicated for $60 million Sire of G1 Bandini and G1 Roman Ruler 6 wins in 9 states, including: • G2 Jerome, 1 mile on dirt • G2 Wood Memorial, 11/8 miles on dirt • G2 San Felipe, 11/16 miles on dirt • G1 Kentucky Derby, 11/4 miles on dirt

DAM: Salt Champ • Champion in Argentina  • Winner of 3 Grade 1 races in Argentina • Career 5 wins in 8 starts • Winner of only start in United States, G1 Santa Monica, 7/8 mile on dirt, defeating G1 defending champion and $2 million earner Island Fashion


With a Championship Pedigree for dirt and a proven Championship Performance on turf

 •G1 Winner of $1,052,520 • Career Record: 5 wins, 5 seconds in 14 starts • G1 Clement Hirsch, turf • G2 San Luis Obispo, turf • G2 Del Mar Handicap, turf • G1 Breeders Cup Turf • Excellent conformation • Trained by 'Hall of Famer'  Richard Mandella • Stallion is Breeders' Cup


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Weekly update Take A WALKInG TOur Of Historic ridgewood ranch

Maintaining Hydration In Horses: The roles Of Water And salt

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

The old adage is accurate: “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.” That’s especially true for severely dehydrated horses in medical crisis. But there are ways to keep horse well-hydrated from the start and avoid these potentially dangerous scenarios. First, provide fresh, clean water in clean troughs or buckets at all times. Check frequently for dirt, debris, manure, dead animals, or other contaminants. (These truly are deterrents: I have seen horses dehydrated and colicking in a paddock because they would not drink water from a trough with a dead opossum in it.) Scrubbing dirty troughs and buckets and refilling them is part of the nitty-gritty of horse keeping–don’t overlook this important first step. —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 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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reCenT eArners OF THe MAIden BOnus prOGrAM • eric Jensen, owner of Willapa earned $10,000 on september 2nd at Golden Gate Fields • Harris Farms Inc. or Little red Feather racing, owners of Go First earned $17,500 on september 2nd at the del Mar Thoroughbred Club • Cynthia Kelley, owner of yawannagokid earned $17,500 on september 4th at del Mar • Al Keshishian, owner of Fantastic Atticus earned $10,000 on september 6th at Golden Gate Fields • Michael d. Talbot & Boyd Thomas, owners of Come On Alannah earned $10,000 on september 7th at the Barretts race Meet at Fairplex park • Burnison Family racing stable, owners of Luca earned $10,000 on september 8th at the Barretts race Meet at Fairplexpark • Joe parker, owner of Our pure Creation earned $10,000 on september 8th at the Barretts race Meet at Fairplex park

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California-Bred Maiden Winners In north America: september 2-8, 2013 ATHLeTe

dixie Chatter

September 8 (SWF, $3,000 MSW.) Athlete Gold. Ronald L. Cook Jr.’s ch. g., 4, by Athlete—Salsa Dance by Dance Floor. Breeder: sean driscoll. Trainer: Ronald L. Cook Jr. Jockey: Tyson Lusk.

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September 2 (GG, $13,210 MCL.) dynamo dixie. Martin W. Bach’s ch. g., 2, by Dixie Chatter—Kalemaat (GB) by Unfuwain. Breeder: Chaiken Family Trust. Trainer: William J. Morey Jr. Jockey: Juan J. Hernandez.

September 6 (GG, $35,415 MSW.) Fantastic Atticus. Al Keshishian’s dk. b. g., 4, by Atticus—Fantastic Career by Score Quick. Breeder: Al Keshisian. Trainer: William Delia. Jockey: Leslie Mawing.

September 8 (GG, $9,420 MCL.) stay positive. Rozamund Barclay’s dk. b. f., 2, by Dixie Chatter—Susan’s Choice by Bertrando. Breeder: Mark Tatch. Trainer: Len Kasmerski. Jockey: Francisco Duran.



September 8 (LA, $5,100 MCL.) Awesome Courage. Keith E. Craigmyle and Jerry W. Gross’ dk. b. f., 3, by Awesome Gambler— Simply Run by Tejano Run. Breeders: The Womans Club and Caesar dominguez. Trainer: Keith E. Craigmyle. Jockey: Cheryl Charlton.

September 4 (GG, $9,105 MCL.) Thisbe. Greg C. James and Roger Wynn’s dk. b. f., 3, by Flame Thrower—Holy Astra by Holy Bull. Breeders: roger Wynn and Greg C. James. Trainer: Greg C. James. Jockey: Leslie Mawing.


September 6 (GG, $7,210 MCL.) sinful renegade. Wendell L. McDaniel’s dk. b. f., 4, by Flame Thrower—The Wages of Sin by High Yield. Breeder: Oak Hill Farm. Trainer: Michael Lenzini. Jockey: Abel Cedillo.

September 7 (GG, $9,315 MCL.) el sacrificio. Genaro Vallejo’s dk. b. g., 2, by Bat Mobile—Warren’s Kitten by Rocket Cat. Breeder: Landeros racing LLC. Trainer: Genaro Vallejo.

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Ballena Vista Farm (760) 789-3900 September 2 (ELK, $10,330 STK.) Open eyed dream. Chris R. Mitchell’s dk. b. c., 3, by Benchmark—Angel One by Bertrando. Breeder: William peeples. Trainer: Chris R. Mitchell. Jockey: Jesus J. Canales. September 8 (BRN, $2,400 MSW.) poppy Love. Brian R. Lusk’s b. f., 3, by Benchmark—Poppy Seed by Bertrando. Breeder: richard A. Bell. Trainer: Brian R. Lusk. Jockey: Luis F. Gonzalez.

September 2 (GG, $35,625 MSW.) Willapa. Eric S. Jensen’s gr. or ro. f., 3, by Game Plan—Dawnsdu by Scatmandu. Breeder: donna Jensen. Trainer: Steve Fisher. Jockey: Frank T. Alvarado.

Grey MeMO September 7 (ZIA, $26,110 MSW.) Lucky Venture. Brad and Kim Bingham’s b. f., 4, by Grey Memo—Paul’s Lady Luck by Fatih. Breeder: paul Warner. Trainer: Weston Martin. Jockey: Casey T. Lambert.

CIndAGO September 7 (BSR, $33,500 MSW.) Come On Alannah. Michael D. Talbot and Boyd Thomas’ b. f., 2, by Cindago—Grant Marty a Wish by Beautiful Crown. Breeders: Lee and susan searing. Trainer: Michael D. Talbot. Jockey: Edwin A. Maldonado.

COnGAree September 8 (BSR, $19,250 MCL.) scary Fast. Harris Farms Inc.’s ch. f., 4, by Congaree—Scare Tactics by Moscow Ballet. Breeder: Harris Farms. Trainer: Carla Gaines.


Magali Farms (805) 693-1777 Jockey: Martin A. Pedroza. September 8 (GG, $13,315 MCL.) Lumberman’s Arch. Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams’ dk. b. g., 2, by Decarchy—Royal Woodman by Woodman. Breeders: Mr. and Mrs. Larry d. Williams. Trainer: Steven Specht. Jockey: Abel Cedillo.


Tommy Town Thoroughbreds (805) 686-4337 September 2 (DMR, $76,000 MSW.) Go First. Harris Farms Inc. and Little Red Feather Racing’s b. g., 2, by Kafwain—Go Ruby Go by Rubiano. Breeder: Harris Farms. Trainer: Dean Pederson. Jockey: Corey S. Nakatani.

MCCAnn’s MOJAVe September 7 (BSR, $16,750 MCL.) dramatic Allan. Black Diamond Racing LLC’s b. c., 3, by McCann’s Mojave—Tialinga by Cee’s Tizzy. Breeder: Black diamond racing LLC. Trainer: Gary Stute. Jockey: Jorge Carreno.

prOud CITIzen September 6 (GG, $8,105 MCL.) proud Bok. Gary and Cecil Barber’s dk. b. f., 3, by Proud Citizen—Astor Park by Ecton Park. Breeders: Gary Barber and Team Valor. Trainer: Steven Miyadi. Jockey: Kyle Frey.

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pure prIze September 8 (BSR, $43,150 MSW.) Our pure Creation. Joe F. Parker’s ch. f., 3, by Pure Prize—Creative Karen by Smart Strike. Breeder: Joe F. parker. Trainer: Jeff Bonde. Jockey: Martin A. Pedroza.

rAIse THe BLuFF September 7 (GG, $13,000 MCL.) Lexie Arleen. Remmah Racing Inc.’s ch. f., 2, by Raise the Bluff—Lucky Lexie by Kentucky Lucky. Breeder: remmah racing Inc. Trainer: Blaine D. Wright. Jockey: Pedro M. Terrero.

rHyTHM September 6 (BSR, $30,000 MCL.) point Happy. Edward H. Kono and Sonny W. Williams’ dk. b. g., 6, by Rhythm—Meetingthegeneral by General Meeting. Breeder: edward H. Kono. Trainer: Keith E. Craigmyle. Jockey: Julien Couton.

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e.A. ranches (760) 789-1498 September 4 (DMR, $76,750 MSW.) yawannagokid. Cynthia A. Kelley’s dk. b. f., 3, by Rocky Bar—Applaud Dubai by Essence of Dubai. Breeder: dr. John Araujo. Trainer: Cynthia A. Kelley. Jockey: Victor Espinoza.

sHAKespeAre September 4 (PM, $6,000 MSW.) Barton Hill. J. C. Racing Stable’s dk. b. g., 3, by Shakespeare—Go On Baby by With Approval. Breeder: Kaleem shah. Trainer: Jeffrey Metz. Jockey: Anne Sanguinetti.

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September 6 (GG, $15,210 MCL.) power of eleven. Robert Jones and Lloyd C. Mason’s dk. b. c., 2, by Sought After—Position of Power by Lord Carson. Breeders: Lloyd C. Mason and robert Jones. Trainer: Lloyd C. Mason. Jockey: Abel Cedillo.

sWIss yOdeLer September 6 (BSR, $16,750 MCL.) swiss Lake yodeler. Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams’ b. f., 2, by Swiss Yodeler—Domasco Lake by Meadowlake. Breeders: Mr. and Mrs. Larry d. Williams. Trainer: Michael Pender. Jockey: Martin A. Pedroza.

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September 7 (GG, $8,315 MCL.) Bigreds Thrillshow. Wendell L. McDaniel’s ch. g., 3, by Tannersmyman—Gabriella by General Meeting. Breeders: Woodbridge Farm and Lilley ranch. Trainer: Michael Lenzini. Jockey: Juan J. Hernandez.

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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

California-Bred Maiden Winners In north America: september 2-8, 2013 CALIFORNIA-BRED MAIDEN WINNERS Continued from page 12 Harris Farms. Trainer: Dean Pederson. Jockey: Alonso Quinonez.

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Ballena Vista Farm (760) 789-3900 September 8 (BSR, $19,000 MCL.) Tequilaville. Harris Farms Inc., John Nicoletti and Donald Valpredo’s ch. f., 4, by Tribal Rule— Watermelon Wine by Moscow Ballet. Breeder:

September 8 (BSR, $19,250 MCL.) Tribal smoke. Todd Marshall’s ch. g., 3, by Tribal Rule—Valid Triumph by Valid Appeal. Breeder: Joseph A. duffel. Trainer: Jeff Mullins. Jockey: Martin A. Pedroza. September 8 (BSR, $16,750 MCL.)

Tribal Tattoo. Ballena Vista Farm’s dk. b. f., 2, by Tribal Rule—Danish Dessert by Regal Classic. Breeder: Ballena Vista Farm. Trainer: Doug F. O’Neill. Jockey: Martin A. Pedroza. September 8 (BSR, $33,500 MSW.) Luca. Burnison Family Racing Stable’s b. c., 2, by Tribal Rule—Ata Atay by Benchmark. Breeder: Chantal s. Burnison. Trainer: E. G. Burnison. Jockey: Efrain Hernandez.

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

California-Bred stakes Winners In California: september 2-8, 2013 Tamarando

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DEL MAR FUTURITY (Gr. I), Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, September 4, $300,000 guaranteed, two-year-olds, 7 furlongs, 1:23.07, track fast. Track record: 1:21.12. Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Jockey: Julien Leparoux. Odds: 8-1. TAMArAndO, dk. b. or br. c., 2 (118), Bertrando—Tamarack Bay, by Dehere

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Also: Alberts Hope (122)—$18,000, Guns Loaded (118)—$6,000, California Chrome (122)—$250, Indexical (118)—$250, Alpine Luck (122)—$250, Rum Point (124)—$250, Celtic Moon (118)—$250, Skydreamin (120)—$250.



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1 ⁄2 dance With Fate, dk. b. or br., 2 (118), Two Step Salsa—Flirting With Fate, $60,000 by Saint Ballado (Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stable and Ciaglia Racing LLC)

Can the Man, b. c., 2 (118), Into Mischief—Smolensk, by Danzig (Kaleem Shah Inc.)

Bold Captive BerTrAndO dk. b. or br. 1989 Buffalo Lark Gentle Hands Three Red Bells

Earnings $243,120

Sister Dot TAMArACK BAy b. 1999 Slew o’ Gold Gee Toto Six Months Long

In Reality Foggy Note Boldnesian Captive Audience T. V. Lark Chance Gauge Third Martini Red Belle Vice Regent Mint Copy Secretariat Sword Game Seattle Slew Alluvial Northern Dancer Prime Time

When Bertrando has been crossed with Dehere mares, it has produced 5 foals of racing age, 2 winners (40%), 1 SW (20%), 1 graded SW (20%), $65,657 average earnings per runner. sire: BerTrAndO. Raced 5 years, 24 starts, 9 wins. Earned $3,185,610 (SPR 90). Sire of 17 crops, 1114 foals, 766 runners (69%), 528 winners (47%), 58 SWs (5%), including Officer, Karelian, Smooth Player. Total progeny earnings $44,145,994, $57,632 average per starter. Yearling auction record, 1980 to present— 311 yearlings sold, 18 crops, $31,959 average. In 2012, 5 yearlings sold, $56,900 average.

1st dam: Tamarack Bay. Bred by Mike Akers and Pat Gutherie (Ky.). Raced 4 years, 29 starts, 3 wins. Earned $218,965 (SPR 93). At 3, 2nd Santa Ysabel S. (Gr. III), At 4, 2nd Emerald Breeders’ Cup Distaff H., Boeing H., 3rd King County H., At 5, 2nd Claire Marine S. FFSPR: 94 06 Tamarack smarty, c., by Smart Strike. Raced 5 years, 27 starts, 4 wins. Earned $251,306 (SPR 91). At 5, 2nd California Dreamin’ H. 08 LuCKArACK, g., by Lucky Pulpit. Raced 4 years, 36 starts, 11 wins. Earned $451,970 (SPR 94). At 2, won Everett Nevin Alameda County S., Cavonnier Juvenile S., At 3, won Jim Kostoff S., 2nd Real Good Deal S., Uniformity S. 09 Tamarino, c., by Marino Marini. Unraced. 10 u’nArACK, g., by Unusual Heat. Raced 2 years, 5 starts, 3 wins. Earned $194,080 (SPR 97). At 3, won Real Good Deal S. 11 TAMArAndO, c., by Bertrando. At 2, WON Del Mar Futurity (Gr. I). (SPR 99). 12 c., by Lucky Pulpit. 2nd dam: GEE TOTO (1987). Bred by Mr. and Mrs. John B. Mabee (Ky.). Raced 3 years, 17 starts, 2 wins. Earned $49,625 (SPR 79). Produced 11 foals, 7 winners. Broodmare sire: deHere. Raced 2 years, 9 starts, 6 wins. Earned $723,712 (SPR 99). Sire of 825 mares which produced 1776 foals. 38 mares produced SWs (2%). 548 runners (31%), 435 winners (24%), 45 SWs (3%), including Midnight Lute, Will Take Charge, Take Charge Indy. Progeny earnings of $43,328,255. Foaled: Harris Farms, Coalinga, Calif. Breeders: Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams. Owners: Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams.

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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Compared to last week: All classes of hay traded mostly steady where comparable sales were noted. Many producers are beginning to store hay with the hopes of the markets becoming more favorable in the future. Above normal temperatures were seen across most of the state. Again heavy rains due to an abnormal monsoonal flow, delayed field work and caused some flooding regions 5 and 6. Range conditions continue to be fair to poor with little forage for livestock. Available water at lower elevations continues to decline. In Northern California dry land pastures and rangelands have limited available forage left for the year forcing ranchers to look for alternative forage much earlier than normal. There was limited trade throughout the state with the sharpest decline seen again in regions 5 and 6 as a result of the rain. Demand was light. 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 October 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 win by Tamarando, a colt by the pensioned Bertrando who was bred in the Golden State by his owners Larry and Marianne Williams, in the grade I, $301,500 Del Mar Futurity at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on September 4. Besides this article, the latest magazine also includes many other feature stories of interest, such as: a wrap-up of the victory by California-bred Ethnic Dance, a three-year-old colt by Ballena Vista Farm’s Tribal Rule bred by The Craig Family Trust, in the second division of Del Mar’s grade II, $251,250 Del Mar Derby on September 1; a piece detailing the history of the more than 100 runnings to date of the California Breeders’ Champion Stakes, the stakes race for Cal-breds that will be contested as the Golden State Juvenile and Golden State Juvenile Fillies on Friday, November 1, the first of two days of the 30th edition of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships being held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia; a CTBA Member Profile on trainer Bob Baffert who joined the association in 1989, and whose 2009 induction into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame traces back to his early success with such Cal-breds as the 1996 Kentucky Derby (grade I) runner-up Cavonnier; a Focus On The Future editorial on 28-year-old Jose Contreras, a graduate of the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) who is now an integral part of the America’s Best Racing tour, an initiative by The Jockey Club and NTRA (National Thoroughbred Racing Association) Communications; a preview of Barretts Sales & Racing’s October Yearling Sale being held in the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex in Pomona on Tuesday, October 8; a Racing In Southern California review of the stakes wins during the closing days of this year’s Del Mar meet by the Cal-bred trio of Sunday Rules ($150,000 Generous Portion Stakes), Summer Hit ($110,400 Harry F. Brubaker Stakes) and Jedi Mind Trick ($150,000 I’m Smokin Stakes); an Another Man’s Treasure story on the 14-year-old Cal-bred gelding Finders Key, who now lives at the Acton ranch of Hollywood horse trainer Bobby Lovgren and whose four unplaced career starts at Los Alamitos Race Course didn’t stop him from becoming the equine star of director Steven Spielberg’s 2011 Oscar-nominated movie “War Horse”; the latest chapter in the A Blast From The Past series, spotlighting the 1963 Cal-bred Ole Bob Bowers who parlayed a world record equaling victory in the 1968 Tanforan Handicap into a stud career highlighted by his 1975 son John Henry, a two-time Eclipse Horse of the Year; the annual “West Coast Thoroughbred Farms” section featuring more than a dozen such fine facilities; a Horse Care article on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Potomac Horse Fever; a list of the leading breeders of Cal-breds through August 31; a Guest Forum piece by CTBA member Mark Giardino about the documentary “Behind The Gate” that he and his wife Daryle Anne Lindley Giardino produced under their GGG Productions banner, and which features Joe Pesci, Oscar De La Hoya, Bob Baffert, Ron McAnally, Gary Stevens and many other stars of the horse racing and entertainment industries; 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 this latest copy of California Thoroughbred, the monthly publication that remains the best medium for marketing Thoroughbred stallions, farms and businesses in the Golden State. To ensure representation in the October 2013 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.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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