California-breds

California-Bred Listing Rallies To Win Spa’s Opening Day Quick Call On Yielding Turf

Reddam Racing’s California-bred Listing enjoyed stakes success in the Golden State and continued his winning ways on the opposite coast, surging from second-to-last to overtake Neverland Rock and fend off Elektronic in deep stretch for a half-length win in the 10th running of the Grade 3, $100,000 Quick Call for 3-year-olds on Thursday at Saratoga […]

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California-Bred Spiced Perfection Looking To Upset La Brea Stakes

Spiced Perfection, a three-time stakes winner against California-breds, ventures into open company in the Grade I La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on opening day at Santa Anita on Wednesday. “It’s the last chance this year to run with 3-year-olds and we hope to get some graded type for her,” explained Brian Koriner, who trains […]

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$300,000 California-Bred Filly By Bodemeister Tops Barretts Select Yearling Sale At Del Mar

Barretts saw double-digit growth and an all-time high yearling price at its annual Select Yearling Sale at Del Mar on Tuesday when a California-bred filly by Bodemeister brought a session-topping $300,000 bid from Samantha Siegel’s Jay Em Ess Stable. The filly (Hip 78) was one of three California-breds who achieved six-figure prices and helped boost […]

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Kentucky Derby a Shining Moment for California Chrome

Getting a perfect trip under jockey Victor Espinoza, favored California-bred California Chrome came from just off the pace, then ran away with the 140th Kentucky Derby, beating longshot Commanding Curve by 1 3/4 lengths and giving owners Steve Coburn and Perry Martin a storybook ending to the dreams they had four years ago when they […]

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Acclamation, Amazombie among 2012 Cal-bred champions

The California-bred Horse of the Year for 2012 will be announced at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner, to be held Feb. 11 at the Westin Pasadena. The business session begins at 4 p.m. with a 6 p.m. cocktail reception and a 7 p.m. awards dinner. Oaklawn Park track announcer and […]

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Feb. 15 nomination deadline for CA Golden State Series

Owners of California-bred foals of 2010 have until Feb. 15 to enroll in the new Golden State Series, a lucrative program of stakes and purse enhancements funded by the Thoroughbred Owners of California, the California Marketing Committee and nomination fees, according to bloodhorse.com. The series is designed to boost purses and number of races available […]

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Million dollar earner Letthebighossroll dies at 23

California-bred millionaire Letthebighossroll died earlier this week on a California farm at the age of 23.  The gelding was one of Bob Baffert’s first top horses after he became a Thoroughbred trainer, winning 18 of 60 races for just over a million dollars.  During his racing career, Letthebighossroll was owned by Mike Pegram but was […]

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