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Wood Resigns CHRB Post

Roy C. Wood Jr. will retire from his position as executive director of the California Horse Racing Board effective at the end of 2004.

California Star Free House Dies

Free House, one of the best Cal-breds of all time and a two-time Horse of the Year in the Golden State for Trudy McCaffery and John Toffan, died Monday.

Grade II winner A. P. Assay Euthanized

Grade II winner A. P. Assay, whose yearling filly by Gone West sold for $1.6 million at the Keeneland September yearling sale, was euthanized Sept. 27 after breaking her neck at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

Came Home's Fee: $40,000

Came Home's first-year stud fee will be $40,000. The son of Gone West, a multiple grade I winner and millionaire, will stand his first season at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

Bosque Redondo Continues Recovery

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Bosque Redondo, who suffered a fractured right foreleg shortly after the finish of $1-million Pacific Classic, continues to do well following surgery, according to trainer Paco Gonzalez Thursday.

Bosque Redondo Continues Improvement

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Pacific Classic (gr. I) pace-pusher Bosque Redondo continues to do well following surgery Tuesday for a condylar fracture of the right foreleg and fractured sesamoids, it was reported Friday by trainer Paco Gonzalez.

Surgery Successful for Bosque Redondo

Bosque Redondo is resting comfortably at Equine Medical Center near Cypress, Calif., after successful surgery to repair a sesamoid fracture of his right ankle and a condylar fracture of the cannon bone suffered during his fifth-place finish in the Aug. 25 Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar.

Bosque Redondo in Good Condition After Surgery

do was reported in good condition Wednesday morning by Dr. Wayne McIlraith following surgery Tuesday for broken sesamoids and a condylar fracture of the right front cannon bone suffered following the finish of Sunday's Pacific Classic (gr. I).

Came Home, Repent on Target for Weekend Races

San Rafael Stakes winner Came Home, scheduled to compete April 6 in the grade I Santa Anita Derby, worked a half-mile in :48.20 the morning of April 2 in preparation for the race, co-owner John Toffan said. Meanwhile, Louisiana Derby winner Repent is galloping up to the grade II Illinois Derby to be held the same afternoon.

Circle H Ranch Adds Strike Gold and Hollycombe

Circle H Ranch in Murrieta, Ca., will stand Strike Gold and Hollycombe for the 2002 breeding season. Hollycombe is beginning his stallion career for a fee of $3,000. The son of Capote, out of the Proudest Roman mare Confirm, is owned by John Toffan. Hollycombe's biggest race came at age five, when he won the grade II Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicap, defeating Old Trieste.

Came Home Heads Norfolk

Came Home, who set a stakes record in winning the seven-furlong Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga earlier this month, will start in Saturday's one-mile Norfolk Stakes (gr. II) according to co-owner John Toffan.

Lane's End Purchases Interest in Came Home

John Toffan and Trudy McCaffery's undefeated 2-year-old Came Home will stand at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., when he retires from racing, the nursery announced Friday. Came Home has won all three of his starts, including the Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, where he recorded the fastest time since the race was changed to seven furlongs in 1994.

Kumari Continent Wins Hollywood Oaks

Trudy McCaffery and John Toffan's homebred 3-year-old filly Kumari Continent edged Queenie Belle in deep stretch to win the $150,000 Hollywood Oaks (gr. II) Saturday at Hollywood Park. Under Kent Desormeaux, Kumari Continent stopped the timer in 1:49.13 after running 1 1/8 miles over a fast track.

Bienamado Wins Sunset Handicap

Trudy McCaffery, John Toffan and Robert Sangster's Bienamado reeled in early pacesetter Self Feeder racing into the third turn and drew away through the stretch to win the $250,000 Sunset Handicap (gr. IIT) by 1 1/2 lengths Sunday at Hollywood Park. Deploy Venture finished second, 1 1/2 lengths ahead of Single Empire.

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