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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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Catalog For CTBA Northern California Yearling And Racing Age Sale Now Online

The catalog for the 2019 California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Northern California Yearling And Racing Age Sale is now online, featuring 184 entries. The auction will take place Tuesday, Aug. 13 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, Calif., beginning at noon, Pacific. A $500 travel allowance with a minimum purchase of $3,500 will be offered […]

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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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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Horses Will Teach You’ Not To Hurry

William Morey is having a big year in 2018, and it’s only January. Not only did the trainer earn his first graded stakes victory last weekend, but he has also saddled an astonishing six winners from 11 starters at Santa Anita’s current meeting. He accepts congratulations gracefully, then transfers the praise to the horse: “Coniah […]

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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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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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CTBA Sale Draws 193 To Catalog For Northern California Auction

The 2015 California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Northern California yearling and horses of racing age sale has drawn 193 horses for its Aug. 11 auction. According to the Daily Racing Form, 174 yearlings and 19 horses of racing age will go through the ring at the Alameda County Fair Grounds in Pleasanton, Calif. Although most of the […]

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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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