Southern California-based trainer David Hofmans, who boasts classic wins and Breeders' Cup victories, notched career win 1,000 on Oct. 8 when Sultry Season rallied from sixth to win the 10th race at Santa Anita Park.
Trainers Jim Cassidy and Ron Ellis have been elected and Glory Haley re-elected to the board of California Thoroughbred Trainers. Voting was conducted in June to fill three positions on the nine-member CTT board.
Arnold Zetcher was elected the new chair of the Thoroughbred Owners of California during a meeting of the board of directors July 23 at Del Mar.
When multiple graded stakes winner Papa Clem became available for stud duty in late January, Pete Parrella and several other prominent California breeders immediately leapt into action. Read More
Pete Parrella has reached an agreement in principle with Bo Hirsch to stand Hirsch's homebred Papa Clem at Parrella's Legacy Ranch near Clements, Calif.
Dubai sprint champion Our New Recruit was represented by his initial winner when his son At the Front won Aug. 19 at Del Mar.
The opening session of the 2007 Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March select 2-year-olds in training sale benefited from the appearance of a large contingent of West Coast trainers and bloodstock agents, with California residents walking away with the session's top-priced colt and filly.
Millionaire Our New Recruit, a champion and group I winner in Dubai, will enter stud at Pete and Ev Parrella's Legacy Ranch near Clements, Calif