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Artificial Insemination, Embryo Transfer At Heart Of Jockey Club’s Revocation Of Stud Book Privileges To California Breeder

On Jan. 4, The Jockey Club announced it has permanently revoked all stud book privileges of owner/breeder Nadine Anderson based upon its determination she “knowingly misrepresented and/or aided in the misrepresentation of the eligibility for registration of foals and other information.” The organization also announced two registration certificates were revoked in connection with Anderson’s actions […]

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CTBA To Host January Mixed Sale At Fairplex Park

The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association will host a January mixed sale on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Fairplex Park in Pomona, Calif. The auction will be conducted in place of the Barretts January Mixed Sale, which was held this year in the same location on Jan. 17. Barretts is owned by the Los Angeles County Fair […]

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Ministers Wild Cat Colt Tops CTBA Northern California Sale

A colt by Ministers Wild Cat brought a sale-topping $45,000 at Tuesday’s Northern California Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, Calif. The high-bid yearling is out of the multiple stakes-winning Bold Badgett mare Bold Roberta and is a full brother to stakes winner Bella Luma. The colt […]

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Stronach: ‘A Lot Of Goodwill From Our Side’ To Improve California Breeding Program

Frank Stronach said the decision to put his family’s Adena Springs farm in Paris, Ky., on the market is based on a desire to improve racing in the states where he owns major racetracks. Though he mentioned California, Florida and Maryland, his primary focus seems to be in California, where he owns Santa Anita Park […]

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Sen. Kenneth L. Maddy Award Presented To Assemblyman Adam Gray

California State Assemblyman Adam Gray has been honored as recipient of the prestigious Sen. Kenneth L. Maddy Award, presented by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association at its annual awards banquet. “Adam has been a great supporter of racing and agriculture in the state and CTBA is honored to present him with such a prestigious award,” […]

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No Surprise Here: Chrome Named California-Bred Horse Of The Year For Second Time

California Chrome was named the California-bred Horse of the Year for 2016 at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner held Wednesday night at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena. Ashleyluvssugar and Masochistic were the other finalists for Horse of the Year, an award California Chrome also won in 2014. The other champions […]

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Leading California Sire Unusual Heat Pensioned At 26

Unusual Heat, the all-time leading sire in California progeny earnings, has been pensioned from stud at the age of 26 “It is with great emotion that we have to announce the retirement of Unusual Heat”, said Harris Auerbach, managing partner of M. Auerbach, LLC. “He’s been remarkable and even in his final season at stud […]

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California Breeder Buddy Johnston Dies At 77

E.W. “Buddy” Johnston, owner of Old English Rancho in Sanger, Calif., died peacefully in his sleep Tuesday morning, one day shy of his 78th birthday. Mr. Johnston bred and owned 2011 Eclipse champion older male Acclamation, among other graded stakes-winning horses. He served as director and president of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association for over […]

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California Chrome Earns Cal-Bred Horse Of The Year Honors

Eclipse Award Horse of the Year California Chrome was officially named California-bred Horse of the Year for 2014 at Monday night’s annual California Thoroughbred Breeders Association awards dinner at the Pasadena Westin. California Chrome, who distanced Alert Bay and Big Macher in the voting, earlier was named California-bred champion 3-year-old and Turf champion. California Chrome […]

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‘Chrome’ Connections Earn Cal-Bred Honors

California Chrome, the national Horse of the Year for 2014, has added two more titles—champion 3-year-old California-bred male and champion Cal-bred turf horse. He won those two titles overwhelmingly in voting by members of the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association. He is one of three finalists for Cal-bred Horse of the Year, along with Alert Bay […]

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