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Ann Arbor Eddie in Real Good Deal

DEL MAR, Calif. (July 23, 2017) – Multiple stakes winner Ann Arbor Eddie is the 125-pound high weight in Friday’s $150,000 Real Good Deal Stakes for Golden State Series eligible 3-year-olds at Del Mar. Fly to Mars is by Ministers Wild Cat, out of the Doc Gus mare Warren’s Flyer, was bred by owner Gary Barber and is trained by Peter Miller. He has one win in three starts, earnings of $24,860 and is coming off a second in a July 9 starter’s allowance. Elwood J is by Vronsky, out of the In Excess mare Preservingthepeace, was bred by Old English Rancho, Patsy and Sal Berumen, is owned by Joe Turner and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. He has two wins in 11 starts, earnings of $141,532 and is coming off a third in a June 30 optional claimer. Dr. Troutman is by Vronsky, out of the Cindago mare Black Valentine, was bred by owner Kretz Racing and is trained by George Papaprodromou. He has one win in 10 starts, earnings... ...

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CHRB Meeting Summary

From CHRB DEL MAR, Calif. (July 22, 2017) – The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, July 20, at Del Mar Race Track. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. First Vice Chair George Krikorian, Second Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under the Webcast link. In brief: •           Executive Director Rick Baedeker described significant steps being taken by the CHRB, Del Mar management and other stakeholders to protect horses and riders. In addition to major improvements to the racing surface and maintenance procedures, an increased number of Official Veterinarians and CHRB safety personnel working with track veterinarians are scrutinizing horses entered in races as well as other horses training in the mornings. Horses deemed unfit will not be permitted to run. A complete list of safeguards is posted on the CHRB Website. •           Rick Baedeker also announced that several new videos focusing on safety... ...

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CHRB Considers Reducing Race Dates

By Bloodhorse.com DEL MAR, Calif. (July 21, 2017) –For the second time in 2017, the California Horse Racing Board’s Race Dates Committee bandied about the idea of restricting the amount of racing dates in the state, and again roundly faced opposition by industry stakeholders in attendance. In May, the Race Dates Committee discussed the radical idea of a single circuit in the state, rather than separate circuits in the northern and southern regions. On July 21 at Del Mar proposed calendars featuring new “dark days” (dates in 2017 that would not run in future years) on the Southern California circuit were presented. BALAN: CHRB Discusses Creating Single California Circuit CHRB executive director Rick Baedeker presented three calendars that would cut down 18-19 racing days, with the target of increased field size as the main objective. “The commissioners asked for new ideas—fresh ideas,” Baedeker said. “I decided to come at this from the perspective of the racing fan and the racehorse. It’s been said here that the last year (has been)... ...

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Wager Tax Changes Near Enactment

From NTRA WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 21, 2017) — A document outlining upcoming federal regulatory actions released Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The White House indicates that modernized tax guidance relating to withholding and reporting of pari-mutuel winnings is nearing enactment. The “Current Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions” describes the Amendment of 3402(q) Regulations providing new rules for pari-mutuel wagering as in the “Final Rule Stage.” The regulation, detailed by the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Treasury in the December 30, 2016 Federal Register in a section titled “Withholding on Payments of Certain Gambling Winnings,” accomplishes goals started and spearheaded by the NTRA three years ago. “We are pleased to see this latest indication that the regulation continues to make its way toward final approval,” said NTRA President & CEO Alex Waldrop. “We take nothing for granted, though, and will continue to work closely with our allies in Washington, D.C., to get this important change completed. We urge Treasury and the IRS to act quickly so horseplayers, the racing... ...

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Ranger Rod in Duke City Sprint

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (July 23, 2017) – Ranger Rod is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $50,000 Duke City Sprint Stakes for 3-year-olds at Albuquerque. Ranger Rod is by Chattahoochie War, out of the Malibu Moon mare Night Teller, was bred by owner Gallegos del Norte racing and is trained by Jose Gonzalez, Jr. He has two wins in 11 starts, earnings of $25,118 and is coming off a fourth in a June 10 allowance. ...

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Richard’s Kid Gets First Winner

DEL MAR, Calif. (July 20, 2018) — California stallion Richard’s Kid was represented by his first winner when Mama’s Kid won the sixth race on Thursday at Del Mar, a maiden special weight for California-bred 2-year-old fillies. Mama’s Kid is out of the Restless Con mare Mama’s Con, was bred by Geri Forrester, is owned by Tricar Stables and trained by Sal Gonzalez. She ran the five furlongs in :59.01 and won by 3 ½ lengths at odds of 17-1 in a field of eight. Richard’s Kid stands at Magali Farms. ...

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Sircat Sally Risks Perfect Record

DEL MAR, Calif. (July 20, 2017) – California-bred Sircat Sally risks her unbeaten record in Sunday’s $200,000 Grade II San Clemente Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Del Mar. Sircat Sally is by Surf Cast, out of the In Excess mare Sister Sally, was bred by owner Joe Turner and is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. She has won all seven of her starts, three of them graded, with earnings of $528,860 and is coming off a win in the June 17 Honeymoon. ...

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Mares Bred Report Due August 1

From The Jockey Club LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 20, 2017) — The Jockey Club reminds stallion managers to submit their Reports of Mares Bred (RMBs) for the 2017 breeding season by August 1. “We want the breeding statistics we release in the fall to be as accurate as possible, so we request that RMBs be submitted by August 1,” said Matt Iuliano, executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club. In addition, stallion managers who submit their RMBs by August 1 are among the first to receive their Stallion Service Certificates, which facilitates the timely registration of 2018 foals. Reports of Mares Bred may be submitted via Interactive Registration at registry.jockeyclub.com or a form is available by email, fax, or mail by contacting inquiries@jockeyclub.com. ...

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NorCal Sale Grad in Governor’s Cup

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 19, 2017) – Northern California Yearling Sale graduate Deb’s Wildcard takes on multiple stakes winner Fast and Foxy in Saturday’s $50,000 California Governor’s Cup Handicap for fillies and mares at Sacramento. Princess Ashlyn is by Cyclotron, out of the Perugino mare Palace Royale, was bred by Old English Rancho & Berumen, is owned by Troy Onorato and is trained by John Martin. She has five wins in 18 starts, earnings of $102,810 and is coming off a July 2 allowance win. Isa Firecracker is by Heatseeker, out of the Tannersmyman mare Caroline Elena, was bred by owner Myles McMahon and is trained by Jamey Thomas. She has two wins in four starts, earnings of $92,280 and is making her first start since a win the Nov. 25 Golden Gate Debutante. Missionelle is by Silic, out of the Prized mare Mission Viejo, was bred by Nadine Anderson and is owned by trainer Andres Psarras. She has three wins in 19 starts, earnings of $56,265 and is coming off... ...

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Millionaire Ashleyluvssugar in Eddie Read

DEL MAR, Calif. (July 19, 2017) – Ashleyluvssugar, runner-up in the race last year, is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $250,000 Grade II Eddie Read Stakes at Del Mar. Ashleyluvssugar is by Game Plan, out of the Urgent Request mare Ashley’s Folly, was bred by owners Alesia, BranJam Stables & Ciaglia Racing and is trained by Peter Eurton. He has 10 wins in 22 starts, earnings of $1,289,004 and is coming off a win in the May 28 Charlie Whittingham. He was second in this race last year. ...

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El Huerfano Facing Arrogate in San Diego

DEL MAR, Calif. (July 19, 2017) – El Huerfano is the lone California-bred taking on champion Arrogate in Saturday’s $300,000 Grade II San Diego Handicap at Del Mar. El Huerfano is by Tannersmyman, out of the Capsized mare Adriftinthebay, was bred by M.A. Douzos, is owned by Barber or Wachtel Stable and is trained by Peter Miller. He has five wins in 27 starts, earnings of $303,041 and is coming off a win in a June 18 optional claimer. ...

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CHRB Meeting Advisory

From CHRB DEL MAR, Calif. (July 19, 2017) — The California Horse Racing Board will conduct its regular monthly meeting Thursday, July 20, at Surfside Race Place (Del Mar Fairgrounds) beginning at 9:30 a.m. The CHRB Race Dates Committee will meet Friday at Surfside beginning at 12:30. The public is encouraged to attend both meetings. An audio-only webcast of the Board meeting can be heard through a link on the CHRB website (webcast). The Board meeting agenda and supporting package of materials as well as the committee agenda and package also are available on the website. ...

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Dressed to a T for Osunitas Stakes

DEL MAR, Calif. (July 18, 2017) – Dressed to a T is the lone California-bred entered in Thursday’s $75,000 Osunitas Stakes for fillies and mares at Del Mar. Dressed to a T is by Square Eddie, out of the Kendor mare Clerical Error, was bred by owner Reddam Racing and is trained by Ben Cecil. She has four wins in 15 starts, earnings of $222,932 and is coming off a fifth in the Apr. 30 Santa Barbara Stakes. ...

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Reginella Shoots for Washington Oaks

AUBURN, Wash. (July 20, 2017) – Reginella is the lone California-bred entered in Sunday’s $75,000 Washington Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at Emerald Downs. Reginella is by Ministers Wild Cat, out of the Cahill Road mare Ghost Tree, was bred by owners DiPietro Thoroughbreds and is trained by Blaine Wright. She has two wins in 11 starts, earnings of $66,623 and is coming off a fourth in the June 25 Irish Day Stakes. ...

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Warrens Puppy Love Enters Distaff

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (July 17, 2017) – Stakes winner Warrens Puppy Love and fellow California-bred Alizarin Beauty are entered in Saturday’s $55,000 Albuquerque Distaff Handicap for fillies and mares at Albuquerque. Warrens Puppy Love is by Mongol Warrior, out of the Mecke mare Brrneedfur, was bred by Benjamin Warren, is owned by Donna Eaton and trained by Nancy Summers. She has seven wins in 25 starts, earnings of $187,338 and is coming off a win in the June 11 Molly Brown. She was second in this race last year. Alizarin Beauty is by Idiot Proof, out of the Quiet American mare Rare Beauty, was bred by Ballena Vista Farm, is owned by James Masek and is trained by Nancy Summers. She has three wins in 14 starts, earnings of $65,330 and is coming off a third in an Apr. 1 optional claimer. ...

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He’s Not Grey Wins Stakes in Debut

AUBURN, Wash. (July 16, 2017) – California-bred He’s Not Grey made his debut on Sunday a black-type windfall by winning Sunday’s $49,500 Emerald Express Stakes for 2-year-old colts and geldings at Emerald Downs. He’s Not Grey is by Slew’s Tiznow, out of the Smart Strike mare Obligated, was bred by Eagle Ridge Racing and Rancho San Miguel, is owned by John Parker and trained by Candi Tollett. He has earnings of $27,225 and ran the 5 ½ furlongs in 1:05.04 and won by 3 ½ lengths at odds of 11-1 in the field of seven. He’s Not Grey is the first first-time starter to win the Emerald Express in its 22-year history. He’s Not Grey sold for $10,000 at the 2016 Barretts Fall Sale, and Parker credited Roddina Barrett for picking out the gray colt. “He’s been the talk of the barn, he’s been doing so good,” a jubilant Parker said. “Winning this race is unbelievable.” He’s Not Grey commenced a four-wide bid on the turn, collared Elliott Bay and... ...

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Grecian Fire in Opening Day Oceanside

DEL MAR, Calif. (July 15, 2017) – Grecian Fire is the lone California-bred entered in Wednesday’s $100,000 Oceanside Stakes for 3-year-olds at Del Mar. Grecian Fire is by Unusual Heat, out of the Kitten’s Joy mare Maddie’s Odyssey, was bred by owner KMN Racing and is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. He has two wins in seven starts, earnings of $92,641 and is coming off a fifth in the June 10 Rainbow Stakes. ...

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Sherman, Hollendorfer are Gregson Honorees

From Paulick Report DEL MAR, Calif. (July 14, 2017)– The Edwin J. Gregson Foundation is delighted to announce that it will host a charity fundraising dinner honoring two of California’s greats, trainers Jerry Hollendorfer and Art Sherman. The event will take place on Tuesday, August 22, at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar Resort, located just a few miles south of Del Mar Racetrack. This dinner marks year seventeen of fundraising activities spearheaded by Jenine Sahadi, president of the Edwin J. Gregson Foundation. “We look forward to a fabulous evening celebrating Jerry and Art for their long and remarkable careers in thoroughbred horse racing. Good friends throughout their careers, they greatly deserve being celebrated for the excitement and richness they have each brought to this sport,” says Sahadi. Among the Gregson Foundation’s past honorees are trainers Bob Baffert, Jack Van Berg, Ron McAnally, Mel Stute, and the late Warren Stute, in addition to such industry leaders as Ann and Jerry Moss, Mace and Samantha Siegel, Dr. Jack Robbins, and Joe and... ...

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B Squared Enters Los Alamitos Derby

CYPRESS, Calif. (July 13, 2017) – California-breds B Squared and Milton Freewater are entered in Saturday’s $200,000 Grade III Los Alamitos Derby for 3-year-olds. B Squared is by Square Eddie, out of the Ten Most Wanted mare Silar Rules, was bred by owner Reddam Racing and is trained by Doug O’Neill. He has two wins in five starts, earnings of $154,400 and is coming off a second in the June 24 Affirmed. Milton Freewater is by Creative Cause, out of the Swiss Yodeler mare Lovehi, was bred by Dr. Mikel and Patricia Harrington, is owned by Kramer Racing or Sheep Pond Partner or Jaime et al and is trained by Doug O’Neill. He has two wins in 10 starts, earnings of $143,610 and is coming off a 10th in the May 29 Snow Chief. ...

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Barretts Paddock Sale Catalog Online

From Barretts DEL MAR, Calif. (July 13, 2017) — The catalog for the Sixth Annual Paddock Sale at Del Mar of Race Ready Horses, scheduled to be held on Wednesday, July 26 in the Del Mar paddock approximately 30 minutes after the last race is declared official, is now on-line.  This catalog currently consists of 14 horses of racing age and 21 two-year-olds. Additional horses are expected to be entered prior to sale time (check back at Barretts.com).  Information including pedigree, complete past performances and a recent race video, if applicable, for each horse can be found in a searchable and/or sortable format here. Among the horses of racing age in the sale are three-year-old Aristocratic, who earlier this year won the Listed San Pedro Stakes at Santa Anita, as well as Grade 3 winner Home Run Hitter.   Additional horses are expected to start prior to the sale. The depth and quality of the unraced two-year-olds in the catalog has increased substantially this year and currently includes two-year-olds by such... ...

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Cal-bred Sells for $125,000

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 12, 2017) — A California-bred yearling by Violence brought $125,000 at Tuesday’s Fasig- Tipton July Sale. The colt is out of the stakes-winning Two Punch mare Yolanda B. Too, was bred by Checkmate Thoroughbreds LLC, Hector Cuevas & Denise Cuevas, was consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent, and was purchased by Alistair Roden Bloodstock, agent. ...

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Cal-bred Pair in Mt. Rainier

AUBURN, Wash. (July 13, 2017) – Please Be Me and Papa Frank are entered in Sunday’s $50,000 Mt. Rainier Stakes at Emerald Downs. Please Be Me is by Sea of Secrets, out of the Lord Carson mare Please Lord, was bred by Megan Stiehr, is owned by Ya Killing Me and Saratoga West and is trained by Jeffrey Metz. He has three wins in eight starts, earnings of $25,875 and is coming off a May 29 claiming win. Papa Frank is by Papa Clem, out of the Cee’s Tizzy mare Tialinga, was bred by Black Diamond Racing, is owned by Mary Tate and Shane Bailey and is trained by Tate. He has four wins in 28 starts, earnings of $62,560 and is coming off a second in a July 2 optional claimer. ...

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He’s Not Grey Enters Emerald Express

AUBURN, Wash. (July 13, 2017) – He’s Not Grey is the lone California-bred entered in Sunday’s $50,000 Emerald Express Stakes for 2-year-old colts and geldings at Emerald Downs. He’s Not Grey is by Slew’s Tiznow, out of the Smart Strike mare Obligated, was bred by Eagle Ridge Racing and Rancho San Miguel, is owned by John Parker and is trained by Candi Tollett. He is making his racing debut. ...

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Sea N Redd Enters Angie C. S. Stakes

AUBURN, Wash. (July 13, 2017) – Sea N Redd is the lone California-bred entered in Sunday’s $50,000 Angie C. S. Stakes for 2-year-old fillies. Sea N Redd is by Trappe Shot, out of the Orientate mare Decatur, was bred by Fleming Thoroughbred Farm & Dr. Dorothee Kieckhefer and is trained by Candi Tollett. She has one win in two starts, earnings of $10,463 and is coming off a May 29 maiden win. ...

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Kimberlea K Beats the Boys in Nevin

PLEASANTON, Calif. (July 8, 2017) – Kimberlea K ($3.80), coming off a sizzling debut victory, controlled the race as she defeated males in the $100,675 Everett Nevin for Golden State Series eligibles on Saturday at the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meeting at the Alameda County Fair. The homebred filly, the first stakes winner for sire Indian Evening, was outbroken by second-choice Schulace, and Holy Yodeler was also in front of her in the first 50 yards of the race, but Kimberlea K quickly took command. The Indian Evening filly is owned and bred by KMN Racing. She earned $57,000 for her victory and now has a career bankroll of $77,280. Six of the nine runners in the race for Cal-breds were coming off wire-to-wire maiden wins. Kimberlea K led Schulace, a wire-to-wire winner in his June 2 debut at Santa Anita, by one-half length through a 23.12 opening quarter. She stretched her margin to a full length through a 45.76 opening half-mile. While Joe Talamo was urging Schulace with left-handed... ...

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Ambitious Brew Captures Bertrando

By DRF.com CYPRESS, Calif. (July 8, 2017) – The cancelled Lennyfrommalibu Stakes at Santa Anita on July 4 is becoming a key race. The Lennyfrommalibu Stakes was scheduled for the hillside turf course, but was not used when the race failed to draw enough entries to satisfy track officials. Pee Wee Reese was intended for the Lennyfrommalibu, but started in the Grade 3 American Stakes on July 4 and won his first graded stakes. The same scenario led Ambitious Brew to the winner’s circle of Saturday’s $100,690 Bertrando Stakes at Los Alamitos. He was also meant for the Lennyfrommalibu and started in the Bertrando Stakes for Golden State Series eligible milers as a substitute. “I was disappointed when that race didn’t go,” trainer Marty Jones said. “Sometimes, things work out for a reason. I think Pee Wee Reese would have been tough to beat.” Ambitious Brew won his second stakes of the year in the Bertrando against six rivals. Ridden by Norberto Arroyo Jr, Ambitious Brew ($10.60) closed from third... ...

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Skye Diamonds Wins Great Lady M

By DRF.com CYPRESS, Calif. (July 8, 2017) – California-bred Skye Diamonds won Saturday’s Grade 2 Great Lady M. Stakes for female sprinters at Los Alamitos to record her first graded stakes win. In the greater context of her 15-race career, Skye Diamonds, bred  by Dizney Double Diamond, has undergone a remarkable transformation in the last 11 months. She was claimed for $40,000 at Del Mar last August and has earned $329,100 since being claimed for the partnership of Tom Acker, Allen Racing, Bloom Racing, and Jon Lindo. “She’s just a good filly,” trainer Bill Spawr said. Skye Diamonds ($6.40) won the $200,000 Great Lady M. Stakes at 6 1/2 furlongs by 2 1/2 lengths over Constellation, who finished 2 1/4 lengths in front of Finest City, the winner of the 2016 Great Lady M. Stakes and the champion female sprinter of 2016. Finest City rallied four-wide from fourth in a field of five, but could not keep pace with Skye Diamonds in early stretch. Skye Diamonds was timed in 1:14.79.... ...

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Barretts August Catalog Online

From Barretts DEL MAR, Calif. (July 8, 2017) — The catalog for the third annual Barretts August Select Yearling Sale is now on-line and will be mailed soon. This auction of 87 yearlings will be held on Tuesday August 29 starting at 2:00 p.m. in the Surfside Race Place located on the grounds of the Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California. We strongly believe that this year’s yearlings is the very best group in terms of quality that our consignors have presented at this sale since its inception. The yearlings will be stabled inside the Del Mar Horse Show Arena adjacent to the Sales Pavilion. The interactive, sortable and searchable, on-line catalog can be viewed now here. Additional information, including photographs of yearlings (when available after August 1st), can be found here. The August Sale catalog will also available for your Ipad. Click here for details. This is the complete list of stallions in the catalog: Algorithms, Archarcharch, Atreides, Bluegrass Cat, Bodemeister, Boisterous, Calimonco, Can the Man, Capital Account,... ...

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Tinners Way Passes at 27

By Bloodhorse.com GEORGETOWN, Ky. (July 6, 2017) — Multiple grade 1 winner and former California stallion Tinners Way was euthanized July 5 at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY., where he had been pensioned since 2010. The son of Secretariat was 27. Old Friends resident veterinarian Dr. Bryan Waldridge attributed the cause of death to acute onset of a severe neurologic disease, adding that “Tinner had been treated in the past for EPM, and he did have some lingering neurologic effects from a previous infection.” Bred and owned by Juddmonte Farms, Tinners Way began his career in Europe, where he won three of his seven starts in England and France. After coming stateside as a 4-year-old, Tinners Way joined the barn of California-based Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel, and under his watchful eye the striking chestnut won the 1994 $1 million Pacific Classic Stakes (G1), beating future Hall of Famer Best Pal and posting a record-equaling mile and a quarter of 1:59 2/5. Tinners Way had a... ...

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Bertrando Draws Multiple Stakes Winners

CYPRESS, Calif. (July 5, 2017) – Six multiple stakes winners, including previous winners of the race Soi Phet and Magic Mark, are among the entries in Saturday’s $100,000 Bertrando Stakes for Golden State Series eligibles at Los Alamitos. Gold Rush Dancer is by Private Gold, out of the In Excess mare Dances On Water, was bred by owner John Parker and is trained by Vann Belvoir. He has five wins in 16 starts, earnings of $388,613 and is coming off a fifth in the June 11 Thor’s Echo. Smokey Image is by Southern Image, out of the Free House mare Special Smoke, was bred by C Punch Ranch, is owned by Irvin Racing Stable and is trained by Carla Gaines. He has six wins in 13 starts, earnings of $482,601 and is coming off a win in the May 20 Crystal Water. Soi Phet is by Tizbud, out of the Siberian Summer mare Summer Jersey, was bred by ARCHA Racing, is owned by Benowitz Family Trust, Powell or Viskovich and... ...

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Skye Diamonds, Cuddle Alert in Great Lady M

CYPRESS, Calif. (July 5, 2017) – California-breds Skye Diamonds and Cuddle Alert are entered in Saturday’s $200,000 Grade II Great Lady M Stakes for fillies and mares at Los Alamitos. Skye Diamonds is by First Dude, out of the Johannesburg mare Exonerated, was bred by Dizney Double Diamond, is owned by Allen Racing, Bloom Racing or Acker and is trained by Bill Spawr. She has seven wins in 14 starts, earnings of $329,150 and is coming off a second in the May 7 Adoration. Cuddle Alert is by Bedford Falls, out of the Gilded Time mare Tee Dee, was bred by Carol Lingenfelter, is owned by Saldana or Urbina and is trained by Reed Saldana. She has six wins in 24 starts, earnings of $240,393 and is coming off a third in a May 25 optional claimer. ...

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NTRA Reaccredits Los Alamitos

By Bloodhorse.com CYPRESS, Calif. (July 5, 2017) — The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced July 5 that Los Alamitos Race Course has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance for its Thoroughbred race meet. Los Alamitos received its initial Alliance accreditation in 2014. All accreditations and reaccreditations carry an effective period of two years. The summer Thoroughbred meeting will begin July 6 and continue through July 16. The Summer Meet is one of three stands for Thoroughbred racing at the Los Angeles-area track, along with the Los Angeles County Fair and the Winter Meet. The reaccreditation of Los Alamitos was the culmination of a lengthy process that hosted several meetings with Alliance officials. An on-site review included inspections of all facets of the racing facility. Interviews were conducted with race track executives, racetrack personnel, jockeys, owners, trainers, veterinarians and stewards. The inspection team was comprised of Dr. Jennifer Durenberger, DVM, veterinary and regulatory consultant and steward at Canterbury Park, with past experiences as a state veterinarian, track veterinarian... ...

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NorCal Sale Grads in Everett Nevin

PLEASANTON, Calif. (July 4, 2017) – A trio of Northern California Yearling Sale graduates are among the entries in Saturday’s $100,000 Everett Nevin for Golden State Series Eligible 2-year-olds at Oak Tree at Pleasanton. Jacks Masterpiece is by Smiling Tiger, out of the Candi’s Gold mare Marty’s Zee, was bred by Martin Bach, is owned by Bach, Gitomer or Weiner and is trained by William Morey. He won his lone start June 24 with earnings of $20,280. Northern California Yearling Sale graduate Holy Yodeler is by Swiss Yodeler, out of the Holy Bull mare Holy Script, was bred by Rozamund Barclay, is owned by Steve Moger and trained by Ed Moger, Jr. The $18,000 Northern California Yearling Sale purchase won his lone start May 20 with earnings of $20,280. Northern California Yearling Sale graduate Walk On Water is by Tannersmyman, out of the Stormy Atlantic mare Smoke Over Water, was bred by Woodbridge Farm and Jim Eaton and is owned by trainer Steven Miyadi. The $5,500 Northern California Yearling Sale... ...

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An American Steal for Pee Wee Reese

From Santa Anita Publicity ARCADIA, Calif. (July 4, 2017)—If the late Dodger Hall of Famer, Harold “Pee Wee” Reese were still alive, he’d be grinning from ear to ear, as his namesake, a 4-year-old California-bred colt named Pee Wee Reese, stole home today at Santa Anita, taking the track’s closing day Grade III, $100,000 American Stakes by 1 ¾ lengths under Joe Talamo. Trained by Phil D’Amato and owned by his breeder, Nick Alexander, “Pee Wee” scampered a flat mile on turf in a rapid 1:32.26. “I saw Gary (Stevens, aboard favored Om) was riding to stay with me (heading into the far turn) and I was very happy,” said Talamo, who picked up his third win on the afternoon and his fifth American win in the last seven years. “I was loaded the whole way. I knew we were going pretty quick but this horse had his ears up, doing it pretty easy. The last horse I rode that did that was Obviously (multiple Grade I winner also trained... ...

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Yahoo Tahoe Sprints to Oak Tree Win

PLEASANTON, Calif. (July 4, 2017) – California-bred Yahoo Tahoe overcame a bobble at the start to run his win streak to three by taking Sunday’s $62,350 Oak Tree Sprint Stakes at the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meet. Yahoo Tahoe is by McCann’s Mojave, out of the Ghazi mare Ghazi’s Lass, was bred by Steve Specht, is owned by Hollendorfer or Richard Robertson and is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. He has 10 wins in 38 starts, earnings of $284,056 and was coming off consecutive claiming wins. Yahoo Tahoe ran the six furlongs in 1:10.53 and won by 2 ¼ lengths at odds of 11-1. ...

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Parx Dash Next for Richard’s Boy

BENSALEM, Pa. (July 4, 2017) – Traveling man Richard’s Boy is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $200,000 Grade III Parx Dash Stakes. Richard’s Boy is by Idiot Proof, out of the Cee’s Tizzy mare Marissa’s Boy, was bred by Harold & Pamela Tillema, is owned by Rockingham Stable and is trained by Peter Miller. He has 10 wins in 23 starts, earnings of $759,680 and is coming off wins in the Jim McKay Turf Sprint at Pimlico and the Pennsylvania Governor’s Cup at Penn National. This is his fifth consecutive race at a different track. ...

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Sisters in Exacta at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (July 4, 2017) – California-bred full sisters Dis Smart Cat and Discatsonthesquare finished first and second in the eighth race at Santa Anita on Tuesday, a $70,820 optional claimer for fillies and mares. Both runners are by Square Eddie, out of the Menifee mare Categorize, were bred by Kevin De Vincenzi, owned by Papagallo Racing Stables and trained by Matthew Chew. Dis Smart Cat ran the six furlongs in 1:10.73 and won by one-half length at odds of 7-2. ...

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Bodhisattva Enters Stars and Stripes

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (July 5, 2017) – Bodhisattva is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $100,000 Grade III Stars and Stripes Stakes at Arlington Park. Bodhisattva is by Student Council, out of the Talk Is Money mare Dr. Cheryl P, was bred by Andy Stronach and is owned by trainer Jose Corrales. He has six wins in 31 starts, earnings of $385,383 and is coming off a ninth in the May 19 Pimlico Special. ...

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NorCal Sale Catalog Available on App

PLEASANTON, Calif. (July 3, 2017) — The catalog for the 2017 Northern California Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale is available now on the Equineline app. The catalog will be online at ctba.com on July 6. The sale will be conducted at the Alameda County Fairgrounds beginning at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. ...

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Alert Bay Celebrates 4th in American

ARCADIA, Calif. (July 1, 2017) – Millionaire Alert Bay and fellow California-breds Smokey Image and Pee Wee Reese are entered in Tuesday’s $100,000 Grade III American Stakes at Santa Anita. Alert Bay is by City Zip, out of the Dushyantor mare Hickory, was bred by Thomas Bell and Ross McLeod, is owned by Peter Redekop and trained by Blaine Wright. He has 14 wins in 32 starts, earnings of $1,240,555 and is coming off a third in the May 29 All American Stakes. Smokey Image is by Southern Image, out of the Free House mare Special Smoke, was bred by C Punch Ranch, is owned by Irvin Racing Stable and trained by Carla Gaines. He has six wins in 13 starts, earnings of $482,601 and is coming off a third in the May 20 Crystal Water. Pee Wee Reese is by Tribal Rule, out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Bluegrass Belle, was bred by owner Nick Alexander and is trained by Phil D’Amato. He has four wins in eight starts,... ...

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Song From Above Wins Juan Gonzalez

By SFGate.com PLEASANTON, Calif. (July 1, 2017) — One of the byproducts of winning the first race of the year for 2-year-olds at Golden Gate Fields is that there are no other opportunities until the $65,600 Juan Gonzalez Memorial Stakes at the Alameda County Fair. Thus, California-bred Song From Above had nine weeks between her 1-length debut win against male opponents April 29 and her 3-length triumph over fellow fillies Saturday. “That’s all right,” trainer Steve Specht said. “It gave her plenty of time to get over that race, and I was able to get plenty of workouts into her.” Two of the workouts were at 6 furlongs — a 16th of a mile longer than the 5½-furlong Juan Gonzalez Memorial — so Specht and jockey Frank Alvarado knew she was plenty fit. “I wasn’t worried about anybody else,” Alvarado said. “When I got to the head of the lane, I knew I had it.” Song From Above is by Lucky Pulpit, out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Ermine’s Song... ...

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Enola Gray Cruises Down Wilshire

From Santa Anita Publicity ARCADIA, Calif. (July 1, 2017)–Nick can’t say “no” and his prized California-bred filly, Enola Gray simply couldn’t be caught on Saturday at Santa Anita. Owned and bred by the popular owner of Nick Alexander Automotive Imports, famous in LA for his “Nick Can’t Say No” radio commercials, heavily favored Enola Gray went to the front in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Wilshire Stakes and took no prisoners, winning easily by two lengths under first-time pilot Flavien Prat. Trained by Phil D’Amato, the 4-year-old daughter of Grazen got a flat mile on turf in 1:33.03. Breaking on terms with Juno, who drew the rail with Gary Stevens, Enola Gray easily out-footed her Brazilian-bred counterpart into the Club House turn and the Wilshire was, for all intents and purposes, over at that point, as Enola Gray opened up a five length advantage after the first half mile and bounded through the homestretch in a manner indicating the field could have gone around the oval again with the result being... ...

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Sir Valentine in Santa Anita Juvenile

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 30, 2017) – Sir Valentine is the lone California-bred entered in Monday’s $100,000 Santa Anita Juvenile for 2-year-olds. Sir Valentine is by Heat Shield, out of the Popular mare Horsesanddivorces, was bred by trainer Kristin Mulhall and is owned by Twilight Racing. He won his lone start May 6 and has earnings of $32,400. ...

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Cal-bred Pair in Oak Tree Sprint

PLEASANTON, Calif. (June 30, 2017) – California-breds Yahoo Tahoe and Raised a Secret are entered in Tuesday’s $50,000 Oak Tree Sprint Stakes at the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meeting. Yahoo Tahoe is by McCann’s Mojave, out of the Ghazi mare Ghazi’s Lass, was bred by Steve Specht, is owned by Hollendorfer or Richard Robertson and is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. He has nine wins in 37 starts, earnings of $243,056 and is coming off consecutive claiming wins. Raised a Secret is by Songandaprayer, out of the Bernstein mare Sensitive Soul, was bred by Dahlberg Farms, is owned by Dr. Rodney Orr and is trained by Mark Glatt. He has five wins in 31 starts, earnings of $492,130 and is making his first start since a fifth in the July 4, 2016 Thor’s Echo. ...

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Bombay Bob in Budweiser

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (July 1, 2017) – Bombay Bob is the lone California-bred entered in Tuesday’s $55,000 Budweiser Special at The Downs at Albuquerque. Bombay Bob is by Ministers Wild Cat, out of the Smokester mare T.G.’s Girl., was bred by Jim Robinson, is owned by Richard and Carla Navarrette and is trained by Charlie Ramirez. He has three wins in 15 starts, earnings of $27,874 and is coming off an eighth in a June 3 allowance. ...

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Masochistic Moving to Baffert Barn

By Bloodhorse.com ARCADIA, Calif. (June 30, 2017) –After finishing up some turnout time at Taylor Made Farm in Kentucky, California-bred grade 1 winner Masochistic will be transferred to the barn of trainer Bob Baffert, co-owner Will Shamlian said June 30. The 7-year-old Sought After gelding has raced twice in 2017 for trainer Ron Ellis—a second-place run in the Triple Bend Stakes (G1) and a 13th-place finish in the Churchill Downs Stakes Presented by Twinspires.com (G2)—following his disqualification from second to seventh in the 2016 TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) because of a positive test for the anabolic steroid stanozolol. Masochistic will join a star-studded older-horse lineup with Baffert. Shamlian said what happened during and after the Breeders’ Cup Sprint did not have an impact on the decision. In the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, Masochistic reached the wire second, 1 1/4 lengths behind Baffert-trained Drefong. “I got together with (co-owner Samantha Siegel of Jay Em Ess Stable) and we decided it was in the horse’s best interest,” said Shamlian, who races as... ...

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Cal-bred Duo in Landaluce

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 29, 2017) – California-breds Gorgeous Ginny and Empress of Lov are entered in Sunday’s $100,000 Landaluce Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Santa Anita. Gorgeous Ginny is by Take Charge Indy, out of the Southern Halo mare Brooke’s Halo, was bred by Mercedes Stable, is owned by Randy Howg and trained by Robertino Diodoro. She won her lone start May 4 and has earnings of $32,400. Empress of Lov is by Empire Way, out of the Not For Love mare Angela’s Love, was bred by Terry Lovingier, is owned by Tom London, Lovingier and Eugene Zondlo and trained by Gary Sherlock. She has one win in two starts, earnings of $46,440 and is coming off a June 16 maiden win. ...

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Sharkzilla Hunts for Seattle Slew

AUBURN, Wash. (June 29, 2017) – Stakes winner Sharkzilla and fellow California-breds More Power to Him and Marquee Marini are entered in Sunday’s $50,000 Seattle Slew Stakes for 3-year-old colts and geldings at Emerald Downs. Sharkzilla is by Distorted Reality, out of the Moscow Ballet mare Blue Ice Shark, was bred by Roger Downes, is owned by John Parker and trained by Candi Tollet. He has two wins in eight starts, earnings of $77,634 and is coming off a third in the June 4 Coca Cola Stakes. More Power to Him is by Slew’s Tiznow, out of the Beau Genius mare Pundit, was bred by owner Brett Mason and is trained by Faith Taylor. He has three wins in 11 starts, earnings of $160,653 and is coming off a fifth in the May 29 Snow Chief Stakes. Northern California Yearling Sale graduate Marquee Marini is by Marino Marini, out of the Marquetry mare Angie’s Marquee, was bred by George and Mary Clare Schmitt, is owned by John Parker and trained... ...

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Song From Above in Juan Gonzalez

PLEASANTON, Calif. (June 28, 2017) – California-bred Song From Above, the lone winner in the field, takes on eight maidens, five making their racing debuts, in Saturday’s $50,000 Juan Gonzalez Memorial Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meet. Fernet Me Not is by Street Hero, out of the Capote mare Capotes Cielo, was bred by Hyung Kwon Cho, is owned by Elevated Bloodstock, Cho or Miller. She is making her debut. Oklahoma Red is by Point Encounter, out of the Cee’s Tizzy mare Tiz My Honey, was bred by Running Horse Equine Training Center, is owned by Jodi Cuellar and trained by Wendell McDaniel. She is a maiden making her fourth start with earnings of $4,561. Sharona Sunset is by Sierra Sunset, out of the Lord Carson mare Sharoana, was bred by owners George and Mar Clare Schmitt and trained by Marcia Stortz. She is making her debut. Lucky Antares is by Lucky Pulpit, out of the Decarcy mare Antares World, was bred by owners Mr.... ...

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Enola Gray Enters Wilshire

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 28, 2017) – Enola Gray is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $100,000 Grade III Wilshire Stakes for fillies and mares at Santa Anita. Enola Gray is by Grazen, out of the More Than Ready mare Unsung Heroine, was bred by owner Nick Alexander and trained by Phil D’Amato. She has six wins in 10 starts, earnings of $513,100 and is coming off a fifth in the May 27 Monrovia. ...

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Patriotic Diamond in Princess Rooney

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (June 28, 2017) – Patriotic Diamond is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $250,000 Grade II Princess Rooney Stakes for fillies and mares at Gulfstream Park. Patriotic Diamond is by Hat Trick, out of the Whywhywhy mare Patriotic Viva, was bred by Kin Hui Racing Stables, is owned by diamond 100 Racing Club and trained by Patrick Biancone. She has two wins in 13 starts, earnings of $231,769 and is coming off a second in the June 2 Ana T. ...

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Clay Murdock

Read the full story in our magazine online: By Emily Shields, California Thoroughbred California Thoroughbred Breeders Association member Clay Murdock has come a long way since his days as a jockey in the bush-league racetracks of Idaho. He recently celebrated 30 years at Rancho San Miguel, where he is the general manager. A knowledgeable and dedicated horseman, Murdock is in charge of more than 400 Thoroughbreds and has proved himself exceedingly capable. When he was just 12 years old, Murdock learned how to exercise his father’s racehorses, joking that he was riding “in the bushes of the bush.” Although his father had a “real” job, father and son spent weekends racing Quarter Horses and a few Thoroughbreds in Idaho and Montana. Murdock was riding races as soon as he turned 16, and eventually he started training horses in his early 20s. “I had a desire to come to California,” Murdock recalled. He took a job galloping horses at Bay Meadows to get started in the Golden State, then was offered... ...

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Jack Arterburn Passes at 81

By Bloodhorse.com WOODSIDE, Calif. (June 28, 2017) — Jack Arterburn, a retired Northern California-based trainer who initially competed as a jockey for nearly 30 years, died May 31 at his home in Woodside, Calif. Arterburn. Arteburn, who has family ties throughout the industry, was 81. Based in Northern California, Arterburn conditioned horses from 1978-2000 and saddled stakes winners like Greager, winner of the 1988 Determine Stakes at Bay Meadows; and three-time stakes winner Pleasant Power, who won stakes at Bay Meadows and Golden Gate Fields. Some of Arterburn’s stakes winners as a rider include Any Time Lady, winner of the 1976 Santa Clara Stakes at Bay Meadows, and Never Slipping, winner of the 1977 Silky Sullivan Handicap at Golden Gate. According to wife Sue Ann Pollard Arterburn, Jack Arterburn began his riding career at Sage Acres in Idaho before going to Portland Meadows in 1951 with trainer John Nazworthy. Jack and Sue Ann met at Portland Meadows and married three years later, a bond that would last 63 years. “After going through our... ...

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Barton Thoroughbreds Hires Kevin Dickson

From Barton Thoroughbreds SANTA YNEZ, Calif. (June 28, 2017)—Kate Barton announced today that Kevin Dickson will be the Farm Manager of Barton Thoroughbreds as of August 1, 2017. Currently in Escrow in the purchase of Magali Farms, Barton said “We are more than excited to bring someone of this caliber on board. Kevin’s experience will be such an asset in the transition and development of the farm.” Kevin Dickson served as the farm manager of Ocean Breeze Ranch in Bonsall, CA since its inception in the fall of 2015.  Kevin was retained as manager after serving in that role under the auspices of Frank Scoop Vessels of Vessels Stallion Farm.  There, he began as the stallion manager in 1994, assuming the day to day care of notable stallions, In Excess (IRE) and famed Quarter Horse sire First Down Dash.  Through his more than two-decade tenure on the property, he managed the careers of a multitude of legendary race horses, stallions, and broodmares. Kevin studied Equine Science with an emphasis in... ...

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Los Alamitos Opens July 6

By Bloodhorse.com CYPRESS, Calif. (June 25, 2017) — A pair of graded stakes races highlight the 2017 Summer Thoroughbred Festival at Los Alamitos. The eight-day season will begin Thursday, July 6 and continue through Sunday, July 16 with racing conducted on a Thursday-Sunday basis. Post time will be 2 pm. Fillies and mares (3-year-olds & up ) will compete in the meet’s most significant race, the grade 2, $200,000 Great Lady M. Stakes, which will be run for the fourth time at Los Alamitos Saturday, July 8. Offered previously at the now-closed Hollywood Park as the Sequoia (1941-1978) and the A Gleam (1979-2013), the Great Lady M. will be run at 6 1/2 furlongs. Among the anticipated starters is defending champion Finest City, who, later in 2016, won the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) and was voted the Eclipse Award as the female sprint champion. The other graded stakes is the Grade III, $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles. Accelerate won the 2016 renewal... ...

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New Owner Seminar at Del Mar

From TOC DEL MAR, Calif. (June 25, 2017) — TOC, Del Mar Racetrack and Barretts Sales Present: A Free New Owner Seminar and Preview of the Paddock Sale Sunday, July 22, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Del Mar racetrack-Veranda Cafe Come listen to a panel of experts discuss acquiring horses at auction and through private sales, claiming horses, and joining racehorse partnerships and syndicates. The seminar will include a tour of the Barretts Sales barns, where participants will get a preview of the horses entered in that evening’s Paddock Sale. Mark your calendars now for this special event. To register, please click here http://www.toconline.com/events/new-owner-seminar/ or call us at (626) 574-6620. ...

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Whenbetterthannow Enters Petticoat

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (June 24, 2017) – Whenbetterthannow is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $50,000 Petticoat Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Albuquerque. Whenbetterthannow is by Sway Away, out of the Grand Slam mare Whobetterthanus, was bred by Premier Thoroughbreds, Alan Klein and Rusty Brown, is owned by The Quarter Company and trained by Justin Evans. She has three wins in 10 starts, earnings of $35,899 and is coming off a May 20 claiming win. ...

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Smiling Tiger Gets First Winner

From Harris Farms PLEASANTON, Calif. (June 24, 2017) — Jacks Masterpiece made an impressive debut in taking a maiden special weight race by four-plus lengths at the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meet, giving stsallion Smiling Tiger his first winner. The bay colt is out of the $362,553 stakes-winning Marty’s Zee, by Candi’s Gold and he was bred by Martin W. Bach. Running under the ownership of Bach, Lynn Gitomer and Daniel Weiner, Jacks Masterpiece earned $20,280 for the win plus the Cal-bred bonus of $10,000. Jacks Masterpiece was trained for his winning journey by William E. Morey. Smiling Tiger was campaigned by Alan Klein and Philip Lebherz and trained by Jeff Bonde to nine wins, two seconds and eight thirds from 23 lifetime starts. Winning three Grade One events and placing twice in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, Smiling Tiger earned $1,480,704. With his first crop of 72 foals racing this year, Smiling Tiger has also sired the twice placed Spiced Perfection an earner of $17,280 and the placed filly Miss... ...

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Benchmark Passes at 26

RAMONA, Calif. (June 24, 2017) — Longtime California sire Benchmark was euthanized on June 23, 2017 due to the infirmities of old age.  Benchmark was the sire of Eclipse champion Points Offthebench and champion racehorses including: Brother Derek, Idiot Proof,  Sierra Nights and Bench Points. The son of Alydar had been pensioned since 2014 and living out his retirement in his paddock and stall within the Ballena Vista Farm stallion complex. Benchmark was a multiple graded stakes winner for owner Martin and Pam Wygod, who purchased him as a weanling for $475,000.  He posted a 7-2-4 record from 16 career starts while earning $636,707. His record included three grade II wins in 1997: the Goodwood Breeders’ Cup Handicap, Del Mar Breeders’ Cup Handicap and San Bernardino Handicap. He also placed second or third in four other graded stakes including the 1998 Triple Bend Invitational Breeders’ Cup Handicap (gr. I). Benchmark was bred in Kentucky by North Central Bloodstock and was out of the graded stakes-placed Danzig mare Winters’ Love, a... ...

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Del Mar Offers Pick Six Jackpot

From DMTC DEL MAR, Calif. (June 23, 2017) — Del Mar’s wagering menu comes with its usual full-range of betting options for 2017 and again is expected to attract some of the highest pools in racing. But additionally this year the track will include a special Pick Six bet sure to add extra buzz and further enhance one the foremost racing cards of the year, the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic Day on Saturday, August 19. The 36-day racing season, which begins on Wednesday, July 19, will have 14 different types of wagers available to fans throughout the summer, starting with the traditional win, place and show bets and expanding out to several five- and six-horse combinations. The new twist in the format comes in the presentation of a mandatory Pick Six payout that – instead of being offered only on closing day – also will be on the menu for TVG Pacific Classic Day, allowing for the track’s traditionally biggest wagering afternoon to grow bigger still with the potential of... ...

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CHRB Meeting Summary

From CHRB ARCADIA, Calif. (June 23, 2017) – The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, June 22, at Santa Anita Park. First Vice Chair George Krikorian presided. Second Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under the Webcast link. In brief: The Board approved licenses for five Advance Deposit Wagering companies –NYRAbets.com, Twinspires.com/Bet America, WatchandWager.com, XpressBet and TVG – for 18 months. By the time those licenses are up for renewal at the end of 2018, the CHRB plans to have an amended license application in place requiring ADW companies to provide more extensive financial information specific to their California operations. The Board approved the license for the Los Alamitos Racing Association to conduct a daytime thoroughbred race meet at Los Alamitos from July 5 through July 18 on condition that LARA submit all required documents to the CHRB by June 30. The... ...

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Harvey Furgatch Passes at 90

Harvey Furgatch, former commissioner on the California Horse Racing Board, passed away recently at age 90. Below is a column on Furgatch by San Diego Union-Tribune’s Logan Jenkins. By San Diego Union-Tribune Sometime around 1980, George Mitrovich, who founded The City Club forum, took Harvey Furgatch and other San Diegans on an insider tour of Washington, D.C. http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/columnists/logan-jenkins/sd-me-jenkins20170623-story.html ...

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Stormin Fever Passes at 23

From Golden Eagle Farm ARCADIA, Calif. (June 22, 2017) — Pensioned California stallion Stormin Fever, owned by Golden Eagle Farm, was euthanized June 22, 2017 due to the infirmities of old age. He was 23. Stormin Fever, was a graded stakes winner and earned $484,664.  Upon race retirement, Stormin Fever stood in Kentucky until Golden Eagle Farm purchased him in 2008.  He retired from the breeding shed in 2016 with over $30 million in progeny earnings including millionaires Fusaichi Auster and Sweet Talker, and sired Canadian Champion and Horse of the Year Biofuel. ...

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Desert Madam Calls for Southern Truce

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 22, 2017) – Desert Madam is the lone California-bred entered in Sunday’s $75,000 Southern Truce Stakes for fillies and mares at Santa Anita. Desert Madam is by Desert Code, out of the General Meeting mare Madam General, was bred by Oakcrest Stable, is owned by STD Racing Stable or Miller and is trained by Bill Spawr. She has 10 wins in 30 starts, earnings of $281,251 and is coming off a win in a June 2 starter’s handicap. ...

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Jockey Agent Ivan Puhich Passes at 89

By BloodHorse.com SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 22, 2017) — Veteran jockey agent Ivan Puhich died June 19 at age 89, according to a statement from Santa Anita Park June 22. “Big Ivan”—as he was affectionately known from his early days at Longacres in Renton, Wash., to Agua Caliente Racetrack in Tijuana, Mexico—was retired for several years and living with his daughter in San Diego, Calif. Born Dec. 22, 1927 in St. Helena, Calif., and raised in Renton, Puhich during his youth followed older brothers Nick and Stan to the track, where he sold newspapers, mucked stalls, and walked hots. With the outbreak of World War II, Ivan enlisted in the Marine Corps and saw combat in the South Pacific and in China. Following the war and upon his return to base in San Diego, he obtained permission from his commanding officer to take leave to attend the 1948 Kentucky Derby. “I’ll never forget it,” Puhich said during an interview in 1994 at Hollywood Park. “I hitchhiked back there in uniform... ...

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Cal-bred Trio in Irish Day

AUBURN, Wash. (June 22, 2017) – California-breds Sorceress Warning, Sheeza Sassy Girl and Reginella are entered in Sunday’s $50,000 Irish Day Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Emerald Downs. Sorceress Warning is by Elusive Warning, out of the Conquistador Cielo mare Lady Sorceress, was bred by Madera Thoroughbreds, is owned by Ezra Lee Craig, Thomas Glasgow or Manuel Ortiz, Sr., and is trained by Ortiz. She has two wins in 12 starts, earnings of $34,026 and is coming off a fourth in the May 28 Kent Stakes. Sheeza Sassy Girl is by The Pamplemousse, out of the Slewdledo mare Gizmo Girl, was bred by Jared Chappell, is owned by John and Janene Maryanski and is trained by Blaine Wright. She has three wins in nine starts, earnings of $45,840 and is coming off a third in a June 11 optional claimer. Reginella is by Ministers Wild Cat, out of the Cahill Road mare Ghost Tree, was bred by DiPietro Thoroughbreds, is owned by Luigi or Diana DiPietro and is trained by... ...

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TOC Promotes Elizabeth Morey

From TOC ARCADIA, Calif. (June 22, 2017) –The Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) promoted Elizabeth Morey to the position of Director of Racing and Northern California Operations, effective immediately. “Elizabeth is one of the brightest young talents I have seen in my two decades in the industry,” said TOC President and CEO, Greg Avioli. “She is smart, hard-working, always prepared, and has earned the respect of our racetrack partners throughout California.” Morey joined TOC in July 2016 as Northern California Liaison. In addition to overseeing the operations of the TOC in Northern California, her role quickly expanded to encompass oversight of the organization’s racing affairs. She is staff lead on the TOC Racing Affairs Committee, working with the California racing secretaries to implement purse agreements and tracking and analyzing handle and revenue trends. A life-long equestrian, Morey worked as an exercise rider in college and after graduating worked as a liaison between horsemen and the CARMA Thoroughbred retirement program. She came to the TOC with a wide variety of hands-on experience... ...

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TOC Re-elects Six Board Incumbents

From TOC ARCADIA, Calif. (June 22, 2017) — TOC’s membership re-elected incumbents Mark Dedomenico, Gary Fenton, Mike Harrington, Terry Lovingier, Jack Owens, and Bill Strauss to its Board of Directors. Dedomenico, Fenton, Harrington, Lovingier, and Strauss were elected to three-year terms, and Owens was elected to a two-year term. The new Board officially takes office on July 1st. Dedomenico has served on the board since 2011 and is chair of the Medication & Integrity Committee.  Fenton, who is active on the Wagering and Owner Relations committees, was appointed to fill a board vacancy in September 2016. Harrington, who was elected to his third term, is one of five owner-trainer representatives on the board, serves on the Racing Affairs and Medication committees, and is an at-large member of the Executive Committee. Lovingier, who has served on the board since 2013, chairs the Owner Relations Committee and serves on the Racing Affairs Committee. Owens was elected to the board in TOC’s initial election and has served several terms since then including three... ...

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B Squared Enters Affirmed

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 21, 2017) – B Squared is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $100,000 Grade III Affirmed Stakes for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita. B Squared is by Square Eddie, out of the Ten Most Wanted mare Silar Rules, was bred by owner Reddam Racing and is trained by Doug O’Neill. He has two wins in four starts, earnings of $124,400 and is coming off a sixth in the May 29 Snow Chief Stakes. ...

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Bartons Purchase Magali Farms

By ThoroughbredDailyNews.com SANTA YNEZ, Calif. (June 21, 2017) — Richard Barton, a longtime racehorse owner in California who has seen his bloodstock holdings rise exponentially over the last several years, has found a centralized base for his operation with the recent purchase of Magali Farms in Santa Ynez. “We expect it to close July 31, so we’re in the process,” confirmed Barton’s daughter and racing manager Kate, a member of the board of directors of California Thoroughbred Breeders Association. “Our operation has gotten pretty big over the years and I think it was just about time that we have a place of our own and we can really manage our operation from the time the mare foals out until they get to be a yearling and we’re sales prepping or getting ready to break the babies. It’s nice to centralize our operation and have everything in one spot.” The Bartons have been standing Champ Pegasus at Legacy Ranch and the freshman sire, winner of the 2010 GI Clement L. Hirsch... ...

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Oak Tree at Pleasanton Thursday Cancelled

PLEASANTON, Calif. (June 20, 2017) – Due to an extreme heat wave that will peak Thursday, Oak Tree at Pleasanton live racing at the Alameda County Fairgrounds has been cancelled on Thursday, June 22. Please contact the Racing Office at (925) 426-7538 for further details. The following link will take you to the Alameda County Fair website where you can access the daily racing schedule: www.alamedacountyfair.com.   July 4th will be an important day with a prominent stake race in the afternoon and the annual amazing fireworks display in the evening.   Horse racing in California was initiated over 100 years ago in Pleasanton and has been a historic tradition ever since. It is a place you can come to enjoy the Fair as well as the thrill of the horses, providing exceptional excitement and a view of western history.   With a Fair providing fun and knowledge to all ages, tantalizing food and racing excitement, there is something educational and pleasurable for the whole family.   The meet’s stakes... ...

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CHRB Meeting Advisory

From CHRB ARCADIA, Calif. (June 19, 2017) — The California Horse Racing Board will conduct its regular monthly meeting Thursday, June 22, at Santa Anita Park beginning at 9:30 a.m. The public is encouraged to attend. An audio-only webcast of the Board meeting can be heard through a link on the CHRB website (webcast). The Board meeting agenda and supporting package of materials also are available on the website. ...

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Another NorCal Yearling Sale Winner

ALBANY, Calif. (June 19, 2017) – Walk On Water was the fourth winning graduate of the 2016 Northern California Yearling Sale when he won the seventh race at Golden Gate on Sunday, a maiden special weight for 2-year-olds. The colt by Tannersmyman, out of the Stormy Atlantic mare Smoke Over Water, was bred by Woodridge Farm and Jim Eaton, was consigned to the sale by Woodbridge Farm and is owned by trainer Steven Miyadi, who claimed him from his first start for $25,000. Walk On Water was purchased at the Northern California Yearling Sale for $5,500 by Ed Moger, Jr., and in two races has won $21,960, plus the $10,000 maiden bonus to the owner. He won in wire-to-wire fashion, running the five furlongs in :58.42 and winning by 2 1/2 lengths at odds of 9-1 in the field of 10. Walk On Water is the third maiden special weight winner from the 2016 Northern California Yearling Sale. ...

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Hay Dakota Wins Mystic Lake Mile

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (June 18, 2017) – Hay Dakota, a Kentucky-bred son of California stallion Haynesfield, won Sunday’s $100,000 Mystic Lake Mile Stakes at Canterbury Park. Hay Dakota is out of the Harlan’s Holiday mare Church by the Sea. He has five wins in 15 starts and earnings of $216,580. He ran the mile on turf in 1:35.37 and won by a head at odds of 6-1 in a field of eight. ...

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Sircat Sally Just Won’t Lose

From Santa Anita Publicity ARCADIA, Calif. (June 17, 2017)–Joe Turner’s homebred Sircat Sally, the lone California-bred in the field, remained unbeaten on Saturday at Santa Anita, as she took the Grade II, $200,000 Honeymoon Stakes by a diminishing neck over Irish-bred Beau Recall.  Ridden by Mike Smith and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Sircat Sally got a mile and one eighth on turf in 1:46.92. A tracking second throughout behind longshot Tap It All, Sircat Sally, with Pacific Wind to her immediate inside, engaged Tap It All three furlongs from home while Pacific Wind had to apply the brakes.  At the quarter pole, “Sircat” was in command and was all-out to hold off the late charge of Beau Recall. “I just felt like if I turned my filly loose, I’d get to Tap It All because she’s got some turn of foot,” said Smith in reference to the winner.  “I just didn’t want to pull the trigger too soon and I was forced too (by the inside move of Pacific Wind),... ...

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Caracortado Has a New Career

By Paulick Report The story of Caracortado, the Mike Machowsky homebred who went from a maiden claiming race at Fairplex Park to Grade 1 company, captured the imagination of many racegoers in Southern California. After a six-season campaign in which he won three graded stakes and hit the board in 15 of 22 starts, a few of the chestnut gelding’s fans began emailing the Paulick Report, wondering what happened to him after he left the track in 2014. The California-bred Caracortado retired due to a persistent foot issue and ended up in the hands of Jacqueline Kandalaft, a longtime horsewoman and exercise rider on the California circuit. Kandalaft accepted long ago that her love of horses borders on addiction. She started riding in her native England at six years old and was foxhunting and showing in dressage and jumper shows by the age of 12. At 17, she found work in a steeplechase training yard and as she says, “was bitten by the racing bug.” Kandalaft’s love of Thoroughbreds took... ...

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Indian Evening Gets First Winner

ALBANY, Calif. (June 17, 2017) – California stallion Indian Evening was represented by his first winner on Saturday when Kimberlea K won the eighth race at Golden Gate, a maiden special weight for 2-year-old fillies, at first asking. Kimberlea K is out of the Pure Prize mare No Better Terms, was bred by owner KMN Racing and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. She ran the five furlongs in :58.20 and won by 5 ¼ lengths as the 3-2 favorite in the field of nine. ...

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Profound Moment Wins at Emerald Downs

AUBURN, Wash. (June 17, 2017) – Profound Moment, a Kentucky-bred daughter of California stallion Haynesfield, won Saturday’s $50,000 Washington State Legislators Stakes for fillies and mares at Emerald Downs. She has four wins in seven starts, earnings of $110,828 and was coming off a fifth in a May 13 optional claimer. Profound Moment ran the 6 ½ furlongs in 1:14.90 and won by two lengths at odds of 2-1 in the field of seventh. ...

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Coniah Tries Desert Stormer

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 15, 2017) – Coniah is the lone California-bred entered in Sunday’s $100,000 Grade III Desert Stormer Stakes for fillies and mares at Santa Anita. Coniah is by Harlington, out of the Lord At War mare Pretti Woman, was bred by owner James and Tammy McKenney and is trained by William Morey. She has three wins in 18 starts, earnings of $215,365 and is coming off a second in the May 27 Monrovia Stakes. ...

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Patriots Rule Entered at Canterbury

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (June 15, 2017) – Multiple stakes winner Patriots Rule is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $100,000 Mystic Lake Mile Stakes at Canterbury Park. Patriots Rule is by Tribal Rule, out of the Seattle Bound mare Candy Factory, was bred by Dahlberg Farms, is owned by Charles Garvey and trained by Robertino Diodoro. He has seven wins in 27 starts, earnings of $452,173 and is coming off a win in a May 27 optional claimer. ...

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Sircat Sally Risks Unbeaten Streak

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 14, 2017) – Undefeated Sircat Sally is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $200,000 Grade II Honeymoon Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita. Sircat Sally is by Surf Cat, out of the In Excess mare Sister Sally, was bred by owner Joe Turner and is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. She has won all six starts with earnings of $408,860 and is coming off a win in the May 6 Senorita Stakes. ...

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Cal-bred Sells at Ocala for $310,000

OCALA, Fla. (June 14, 2017) – A California-bred son of Twirling Candy sold for $310,000 at the 2017 Ocala Breeders’ Sales June 2-Year-old Sale. The colt is out of the stakes-winning Sweetsouthernsaint mare Saint Knows, was bred by CRK Stables and was purchased by Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent. ...

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Big Macher in Big Comeback Win

From Santa Anita Publicity ARCADIA, Calif. (June 11, 2017)–Idle since November, 2015, Grade I winning Big Macher called upon all of his class to take Sunday’s $100,000 Thor’s Echo Handicap for Golden State Series eligibles by one length under Rafael Bejarano. Conditioned by Richard Baltas, the 7-year-old gelded son of Beau Genius was all-out to overhaul K Thirty Eight in the final sixteenth while getting six furlongs in a rapid 1:08.98. “He’s a very good horse,” said Baltas. “I only had one three quarter work in him, but he had a lot of long gallops. I didn’t really have him cranked, and for him to run eight and four (1:08 4/5)…Karen’s horse (trainer of K Thirty Eight, Karen Headley) ran great. There’s no easy races in California. We’ll see how he comes out of this and hopefully nominate him to the Bing Crosby at Del Mar (Grade I, six furlongs on July 29).” A winner of the Grade I Crosby in July, 2014, Big Macher was off as the 4-5... ...

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Santa Anita Cancels Two More Cards

From Santa Anita Publicity ARCADIA, Calif. (June 9, 2017)–With Santa Anita’s current Spring Summer Meet set to conclude on Tuesday, July 4, the track has modified its current racing schedule for the next two weeks, as the track will now run a pair of three-day weeks, beginning Friday, June 16 and Friday, June 23, in advance of a five-day closing week, which starts on Friday, June 30. “It’s always been our goal to run more race dates, but as we’ve said, consistently, we need to present racing cards that provide the most value and are in the best interest of our customers,” said Joe Morris, The Stronach Group’s Senior Vice President of West Coast Operations. “Looking forward, we will continue to evaluate our racing schedule as we strive to present the best possible product for our fans.” Santa Anita has added extra races Friday, Saturday and Sunday, resulting in a total of 30 races for the week, compared to 34 that were run over the previous four-day week. Additionally, entries... ...

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Big Macher, Gold Rush Dancer Return

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 9, 2017) – Grade I winner Big Macher and multiple stakes winner Gold Rush Dancer make their first starts in more than six months in Sunday’s $100,000 Thor’s Echo Handicap for Golden State Series eligible at Santa Anita. Gold Rush Dancer is by Private Gold, out of the In Excess mare Dances On Water, was bred by owner John Parker and is trained by Vann Belvoir. He has five wins in 15 starts, earnings of $386,613 and is making his first start since a fourth in the Nov. 20 Cary Grant. He Will is by Cyclotron, out of the Lear Fan mare Could She, was bred by Old English Rancho and Berumen, is owned by Hollendorfer, Team Green or Randall, et al and is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. He has five wins in 18 starts, earnings of $206,774 and is making his first start since a fourth in a Feb. 20 optional claimer. K Thirty Eight is by Surf Cat, out of the Corwyn Bay mare Butterfly... ...

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Barretts Reschedules Paddock Sale

From Barretts DEL MAR, (June 8, 2017) — The sale date for the sixth annual Barretts Paddock Sale at Del Mar, originally scheduled for Sunday, July 30 has been moved forward to Wednesday, July 26 following the day’s racing. The undertack preview is now scheduled for Monday, July 24 after morning training. According to the General Manager Kim Lloyd, the new format will enhance the sales experience for all involved. “Wednesday is a short race day with eight races and having the preview on a dark day allows unraced sales entries to be showcased at a time convenient for both buyers and trainers. All horses catalogued must be “Race Ready” and able to work 3/8 of a mile or farther.” “The date adjustments are part of an evolving process to restructure the sales calendar at Del Mar to better serve our buyers, consignors and the California racing industry in the best way possible,” Lloyd continued. Successful graduates produced from last year’s sale include California-bred juvenile champion California Diamond, a stakes... ...

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Solid Wager in Met Mile

ELMONT, N.Y. (June 7, 2017) – Graded winner Solid Wager is the lone California-bred entered in Saturday’s $1.2 million Grade I Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Mile at Belmont Park. Solid Wager is by Birdonthewire, out of the Valid Wager mare G Ma, was bred by Madera Thoroughbreds, is owned by Gary Barber and trained by Peter Miller. He has eight wins in 34 starts, earnings of $507,671 and is coming off a fourth in the May 6 Churchill Downs Stakes. ...

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Grecian Fire Looking for a Rainbow

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 7, 2017) – Stakes winner Grecian Fire and fellow California-bred Kings River King are entered in Saturday’s $75,000 Rainbow Stakes for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita. Kings River King is by Acclamation, out of the Poteen mare Seasontoperfection, was bred by owners Old English Rancho and Timmy Time Racing and is trained by Kenny Black. He is a maiden making his second start with earnings of $1,080. Grecian Fire is by Unusual Heat, out of the Kitten’s Joy mare Maddie’s Odyssey, was bred by owners KMN Racing and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. He has two wins in six starts, earnings of $90,625 and is coming off a win in the May 14 Alcatraz Stakes. ...

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Cal-bred Pair in Albany

ALBANY, Calif. (June 7, 2017) — California-bred multiple stakes winners Marino’s Wild Cat and the mare Fast and Foxy are entered in Saturday’s $50,000 Albany Stakes at Golden Gate. Marino’s Wild Cat is by Marino Marini, out of the Dayjur mare Faxene, was bred by Roy Guinnane, is owned by GCCI and trained by Cliff DeLima. He has 10 wins in 28 starts, earnings of $327,796 and is coming off a third in a May 27 claimer. Fast and Foxy is by Thisnearlywasmine, out of the Falstaff mare Zorra Roja, was bred by Daehling Ranch, is owned by Joe Daehling or Holly Evans and is trained by Evans. She has 15 wins in 41 starts, earnings of $445,908 and is coming off a second in a May 7 allowance. ...

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Santa Anita Cancels Thursday Card

By Bloodhorse.com ARCADIA, Calif. (June 4, 2017) —Santa Anita Park cancelled its second Thursday card of the season because of a lack of entries for the June 8 slate, and track executives put most of the onus on the local horsemen June 4 to run more horses and fill cards. “You have to be concerned if you have a good horse population and you’re not getting participation in the (entry) box,” said Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of The Stronach Group, which owns and operates Santa Anita. “We want to look at every aspect of it, even ourselves. Are we doing the right thing? Are we laying out the card properly? We’ll look at that first, and obviously investigate what the horsemen are doing with their horses and why they’re not participating.” Both Ritvo and Joe Morris—The Stronach Group’s senior vice president of West Coast operations—emphasized the importance of getting horses on the track’s grounds to run more often. “The game evolves and changes, and we can’t keep doing the... ...

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Richard’s Boy Wins via Disqualification

By DRF.com GRANTVILLE, Pa. (June 3, 2017) — California-bred Richard’s Boy was the official winner of the $200,000 Governor’s Cup at Penn National on Saturday – but it wasn’t easy. As a matter of fact, things were difficult for several horses in the $200,000 Governor’s Cup as there were a pair of jockey objections regarding separate incidents. Bold Thunder, at 24-1, outsprinted 3-5 favorite Richard’s Boy for the early lead in the five-furlong turf sprint. Bold Thunder, with Irad Ortiz Jr., was digging in during the stretch run when Ortiz switched from a right-handed stick to a left and hit the 7-year-old. Bold Thunder immediately ducked outward. Ortiz quickly grabbed a hold but the damage had been done as Bold Thunder herded Richard’s Boy outward several paths. Jockey Paco Lopez, who was beaten a head on Richard’s Boy, lodged an objection and the stewards reversed the order of finish. “He carried my horse out, and then my horse was coming on again,” Lopez said. Ortiz said he did all he... ...

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‘Chrome’s Last Full Sibling Nears Race

By Bloodhorse.com ARCADIA, Calif. (June 3, 2017) –Time has a funny way of warping in the human brain. Only four years ago, a humbly bred chestnut with a white blaze was just starting his racing career for trainer Art Sherman, but it almost feels like ancient history. Part of that can probably be attributed to the closure of Hollywood Park. California Chrome   began his journey toward 16 wins, seven group/grade 1 victories, two Horse of the Year honors, and more than $14.7 million in earnings at the Inglewood, Calif., racetrack, which isn’t even ruins on the west side of Los Angeles any longer. The new Los Angeles Stadium development for the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers is being constructed on top of the former racetrack grounds. Sherman laughed at the thought June 3 at his new base, Los Alamitos Race Course. “We had the horse in training for (almost four years), so it feels like longer,” the 80-year-old conditioner said. The nostalgia and good vibes California Chrome provided for... ...

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Third-party Lasix Approved by CHRB

From CHRB SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (June 2, 2017) — The State of California has officially approved rules establishing that race-day medication must be administered by independent veterinary professionals – further aligning California with the national uniform medication program. The California Office of Administrative Law advised the California Horse Racing Board on Thursday that amendments to CHRB Rules 1433 and 1845, which the Board approved in April, have passed review and can now go into effect, with full implementation expected later this year California joins 20 states across the nation that have adopted the policy governing third-party Lasix, which was developed by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) and is a key component of the National Uniform Medication Policy promulgated by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI). Lasix, generically furosemide, will be the only authorized bleeder medication and the only medication that can be administered to horses on the day they race. Lasix must be administered by Board-approved independent veterinarians within certain timeframes, methods, and doses, and the syringes used... ...

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Champ Pegasus Gets First Winner

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 2, 2017) – Schulace gave California stallion Champ Pegasus his first winner on Friday by taking the sixth race at Santa Anita, a maiden special weight for 2-year-olds, in his debut. Schulace is out of the Holy Bull mare Tillie Lou, was bred by Richard Barton Enterprises, is owned by Richard Barton, trained by Mike Machowsky and was ridden by Rafael Bejarano. He ran the 4 ½ furlongs in :52.68 and won by 3 ¾ lengths at odds of 6-5 in the field of eight. Champ Pegasus stands at Legacy Ranch. ...

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Barbara and Jack Owens

By Emily Shields The historic and scenic qualities of the property now called Riveroak Ranch are what first attracted Jack and Barbara Owens. They bought the land in California’s Stanislaus County in 1981 and named it Riveroak because the river oak trees that ring it are part of that charm. The large main barn that went up in the early 1900s remains in use today. A dairy for decades, the property under a prior owner was later converted to an Arabian and Quarter Horse facility. Over time the Owenses shifted its focus to Thoroughbreds. Eventually they retired some of their racemares to become broodmares. The mares shuttle to Kentucky in alternate years, returning to California to be foaled and bred back to California sires. Jack and Barbara race a few of their California-breds and sell some, the latter through Sue Greene’s Woodbridge Farm. Bill Morey trains their runners. “Our ranch is a boutique nursery and layup facility,” Jack said. “We do not stand stallions here, but there have been a... ...

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Stylish in Black Possibly Perfect

ARCADIA, Calif. (June 1, 2017) – Stylish in Black is the lone California-bred entered in Sunday’s $75,000 Possibly Perfect Stakes for fillies and mares at Santa Anita. Stylish in Black is by Street Hero, out of the Dixieland Band mare Juliard, was bred by Sean and Barbara Speck and is owned by trainer Bobby Grayson. She has two wins in 12 starts, earnings of $137,913 and is coming off a second in a May 13 optional claimer. ...

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