As one of the most successful Thoroughbred owners of 2006, Canadian-born and California-based J. Paul Reddam faces the possibility of having as many as six runners in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs Nov. 4. Join Reddam as he takes questions on the next edition of bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses," Wednesday, Oct. 11, beginning at noon ET (9 a.m. PT); online at http://www.bloodhorse.com/talkinhorses.
Reddam's possibles for next month's Breeders' Cup include Juvenile upstart Great Hunter, runaway winner the Lane's End Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) Oct. 7; Sharp Lisa in the Emirates Airline Distaff (gr. I); Cash Included in the Juvenile Fillies (gr. I); Liquidity in the Bessemer Trust Juvenile (gr. I); Red Rocks in the John Deere Turf (gr. IT); and Dancing Edie in the Emirates Airline Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).
From a modest beginning as a harness racing syndicator, the former Cal State-Los Angeles philosophy professor entered the world of Thoroughbred racing with a 1988 claimer named Ocean Warrior and has built an operation that counts among its assets 40 Thoroughbreds distributed among trainers Craig Dollase, Doug O'Neill, Mark Hennig, Ben Cecil, and Jeremy Noseda. As a breeder, he owns a band of 20 broodmares maintained at Vessels Stallion Farm in California and Kingswood in Kentucky as well as 10 Standardbreds based at Windsor Raceway and Sacramento's Cal-Expo. In addition to his success in academia, Reddam also founded Ditech.com, a pioneer in the world of e-commerce that he sold to General Motors in 1999, and currently serves as president of Cash Call, a California-based online consumer loan company.
The roster of recent runners campaigned (in full and in part) in Reddam's name includes Travers Stakes (gr. I) and Super Derby (gr. II) winner Ten Most Wanted, Breeders' Cup Juvenile champion Wilko, and Elloluv, who finished a game second to Adoration in the 2003 Breeders' Cup Distaff.
Questions for J. Paul Reddam can be submitted in advance or during the live online discussion by going to http://www.bloodhorse.com/talkinhorses. The same Internet address will also carry bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses" web cast live.