Big Returns Crushes Maiden Field

by ThoroughbredDailyNews.com Del Mar, CA (July 20, 2019)-Big Returns, a two-year-old colt by Mr. Big out of Quick Chick (Orientate), hammered down to 2-1 favoritism off a 6-1 morning-line quote in this debut, hopped a bit at the break before recovering to duel through a :22.56 quarter. Edging away from his pace foe past the […]

Harris Farms Consignment to 2019 Northern California Yearlings and Horses of Racing Age Sale

Tuesday, August 13th at Noon, Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA Harris Farms 30 Chestnut Colt by Clubhouse Ride out of Speak Easy Gal 43 Chestnut Filly by Clubhouse Ride out of Tahitian Lagoon 71 Dark Bay or Brown Filly by Temple City out of Arousing 73 Bay Colt by Tamarando out of Aspen Gal 90 […]

Jade Native Becomes First Winner for Jeranimo

Auburn, WA (July 19, 2019)-Jade Native became the first winner sired by multiple Grade One winner Jeranimo. Sophomore Jade Native graduated by a length and a half in the one mile Emerald Downs maiden race. He was bred in California by his owner Dr. Rodney Orr and is out of the Skip Away broodmare Jadelet. […]

Acclimate Goes Wire-to-Wire in G3 San Juan Capistrano

From Santa Anita Publicity ARCADIA, Calif. (June 23, 2019)–In sharp recent form and blessed with an abundance of natural speed, California-bred Acclimate took six rivals on a merry chase that resulted in a stirring half length victory in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Martin Garcia and trained […]

Our Silver Oak Rallies in Snow Chief

From Santa Anita Publicity ARCADIA, Calif. (June 22, 2019)–Based at Golden Gate Fields, Our Silver Oak rallied from off the pace and outran a determined Irish Heatwave to prevail by a head in Saturday’s $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Mike Smith, the 3-year-old Unusual Heat gelding provided trainer Jonathan Wong with […]

Baja Sur Prevails In $50,000 Coca-Cola Stakes

by EmeraldDowns.com AUBURN, Wash. (June 16, 2019) – Baja Sur remained undefeated with his latest impressive victory in the $50,000 Coca-Cola Stakes for 3-year-olds at Emerald Downs. Scoring his third stakes win and fourth victory overall, Baja Sur held off Runningwscissors for a 1 ¾-length victory in 1:15.60 for 6 ½ furlongs. Ridden by Franklin […]

Thor’s Echo Goes to Desert Law

Arcadia, CA (June 15, 2019)-Harris Farms homebred Desert Law romped to his first stakes win in the Thor’s Echo. Stalking the pace Desert Law, when asked, took control of the race with a powerful run through the stretch to score by seven widening lengths. “I’ve been working him the last three weeks and he’s been […]

Vronsky Colt Knocked Down for $110,000

By Bloodhorse.com ARCADIA, Calif. (June 5, 2019) — A California-bred son of Vronsky sold for $110,000 at Wednesday’s inaugural Fasig-Tipton Santa Anita 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The colt out of the Speightstown mare Copperopolis was bred by Donald Valpredo, consigned by McCarthy Bloodstock, agent, and sold to Blinkers On Racing Stable for $110,000. McCarthy Bloodstock […]

Ima Happy Cat Goes Wire-to-Wire

AUBURN, Wash. (May 27, 2019) — Ima Happy Cat went wire-to-wire in the Monday feature $50,000 Hastings Stakes at Emerald Downs. Ima Happy Cat is by Smiling Tiger, out of the Wekiva Springs mare Infernal McGoon, was bred by Dale Mahlum, is owned by Sue & Tim Spooner and trained by Dan Markle. She now […]

Grecian Fire Makes the Grade in All American

By Mary LaRue Albany, CA (May 27, 2019)-Jerry Hollendorfer had two of the top choices in the $100,000 All American Stakes (G3) when the field went to post May 27 at Golden Gate Fields, giving the Hall of Fame trainer a prime chance to win the stakes for the ninth time. While the favored Choo […]

Clubhouse Ride Juvenile Cruises to Five Length Win

From: CTBA.com SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (May 22, 2019) – The Northern California Yearling Sale of 2018 was represented by its first winner on Tuesday when Megan Marie was a 5 ¼-length winner of a maiden special weight race for 2-year-old fillies at Indiana Grand Race Course. The California-bred daughter of Clubhouse Ride is out of the […]

Baja Sur Sets Record In $50,000 Auburn Stakes

by Emeralddowns.com AUBURN, Wash. (May 19, 2019) – State champion as a 2-year-old, Baja Sur showed Sunday that he might be the dominant 3-year-old at Emerald Downs in 2019. Returning from a 10-month break, Baja Sur stormed to a five-length victory over Runningwscissors in the $50,000 Auburn Stakes for 3-year-old colts or geldings. The winning […]

VETERAN COMEDIAN TIM CONWAY DEPARTS AS BELOVED FIGURE AT SANTA ANITA PARK

by Santa Anita Publicity ARCADIA, Calif. (May 15, 2019)–When news of comedian Tim Conway’s passing at the age of 85 became known Tuesday morning, fond memories of the comedic giant were rekindled among the many people in the racing industry whose lives he touched, perhaps none more so than the hundreds of jockeys with whom […]

Kitty Boom Boom takes Campanile

by Chuck Dybdal ALBANY, Calif.–Kitty Boom Boom (Tizbud) sat just off the pace of 124-1 Tip Top Gal, put her away when she wanted and cruised home to a four-length victory in the $101,550 Campanile Stakes for 3-year-old Cal-bred fillies at one mile on the turf. Campanile winner Kitty Boom Boom stalked as the race […]

Irish Heatwave wins Silky Sullivan

by Chuck Dybdal ALBANY, Calif. – A tight three-way photo and a dominating performance brought an end to the eight-stakes Gold Rush Weekend at Golden Gate Fields on Sunday. Irish Heatwave (Unusual Heat) dueled head-and-head with Listing to deep stretch and then held off the late runs of Our Silver Oak and Lieutenant Dan in […]

THE HUNTED RALLIES TO WIN $100,000 CRYSTAL WATER STAKES BY ONE LENGTH UNDER PEREIRA

ARCADIA, Calif. (April 27, 2019)–A newcomer to stakes company, The Hunted got a perfect stalking trip under Tiago Pereira and accelerated powerfully turning for home to take Saturday’s $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes by one length. Trained by Richard Baltas, the 4-year-old California-bred gelding by Unusual Heat got a flat mile on turf in 1:35.07. Named […]

Lakerville Filly Shares Top OBS Work Time

Ocala, FL (April 24, 2019)-Takes a Village, a Lakerville filly, hip 1168 at the upcoming 2019 Spring Ocala Breeders Sales worked a 9 4/5 to share the fastest time with seven others including juveniles by Medaglia d’ Oro, Malibu Moon and Shackelford. The January 31st filly is out of the High Brite broodmare Don’t Despair […]

Spiced Perfection Prevails in Madison Stakes

By Frank Angst A trip from her Southern California base paid dividends April 6 for Spiced Perfection as she prevailed in a stretch duel to win the $300,000 Madison Stakes (G1) by a neck over a game Amy’s Challenge at Keeneland. Spiced Perfection also won the La Brea Stakes (G1) Dec. 26 at Santa Anita […]

Trainers Dinner

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SMILING TIGER CHAMPION SIRE PERFORMANCE

April 2019 California Thoroughbred CHAMPION SIRE PERFORMANCE SMILING TIGER Two Crops Have Produced Six Divisional Champions and a Horse of the Year

Spiced Perfection is CTBA Horse of the Year

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2019)–Grade I winner Spiced Perfection was named the 2018 California-bred Horse of the Year at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner at the Sheraton San Gabriel on Monday, Feb. 25. Spiced Perfection is by Smiling Tiger, out of the Pleasantly Perfect mare Perfect Feat, was bred by […]

Clubhouse Ride Sires First Winner Moon House

Albany, CA (February 15, 2019)-Clubhouse Ride sired his first winner when Moon House graduated from the maiden ranks by taking a maiden special one mile race at Golden Gate Fields. Moon House, tracking a slow pace, made a five wide steady move to win going away by a length on the Tapeta surface. Produced from […]

Life is Sweet for Apache Princess

By Santa Anita Publicity ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 10, 2019)–A California-bred daughter of Unusual Heat, KMN Racing’s homebred Apache Princess relished a change in surface from Santa Anita’s hillside turf course to 6 ½ furlongs on a sloppy main track as she rallied up the rail to take the $100,000 Sweet Life Stakes by 3 ¼ […]

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Ferrin Peterson – Great person, jockey, soon to be vet!!!

By Dennis Miller It takes athleticism, strength, determination and perseverance for a person to become a horse racing jockey. It takes discipline, intelligence, determination, and well, perseverance for a person to master the eight years of school work to become a veterinarian. Confused as to drawing parallels between being a jockey and being a vet? […]