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California Thoroughbred Breeders Association January Mixed Sale Catalog Now Online

The catalog for the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association January Mixed Sale is now online, featuring 255 entries. The auction will take place Tuesday, Jan. 7 at the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., beginning at 11 a.m. Pacific. This year’s offerings include 95 broodmares, 82 2-year-olds, 54 yearlings, and 23 racing prospects. Stallions whose […]

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Mr. Big Colt Tops CTBA Northern California Yearling And Racing Age Sale

A Mr. Big colt brought $45,000 to top Tuesday’s Northern California Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. The colt, out of the Into Mischief mare Perched, was consigned by Harris Farms and purchased by Legacy Ranch. Right behind the topper was a Tamarando colt that sold to Lawrence Lewis […]

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Grade 1 Winner Spiced Perfection Named California-Bred Horse Of The Year

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 Premier Thoroughbreds, is owned […]

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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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