Bulletproof One Remains Unbeaten

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From DMTC Publicity
DEL MAR, Calif. (July 31, 2019) — Making her debut for new owners, odds-on favorite Bulletproof One provided a quick return on their investment as she cruised to an impressive triumph in the featured $100,000 California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Stakes for Golden State Series eligible two-year-old fillies Wednesday at Del Mar.

Also noteworthy Wednesday was the performance of the stable trained by Doug O’Neill, which sent out five winners on the seven-race program, matching the Del Mar record for most winners in a day that the O’Neill barn set July 29, 2015.

In the C.T.B.A. Stakes, Bulletproof One, piloted by Norberto Arroyo, Jr., quickly dashed to the front after the break, shook off longshot Unchain Her Heart turning into the stretch and cruised to the wire six and one-quarter lengths on top in 1:04.70 for the five and one-half furlongs.

Bulletproof One, a daughter of Idiot Proof, was bred by Victory Rose Thoroughbreds & KMN Racing and purchased by Gary Barber, Aron Wellman of Eclipse Thoroughbreds and Adam Wachtel after a second consecutive daylight victory, taking the July 6 Everett Nevin Stakes at Pleasanton by nine and one-quarter lengths after debuting with an eight-length win at Golden Gate Fields in May. Peter Miller trains the filly.

“It was a no-brainer with this being a Cal-Bred race,” said Miller. “We’ve only had her for a few weeks, took it easy with her and just galloped into the race. She came to me in great shape, Ellen (Jackson, the previous trainer) did a great job with her and I’m just thankful for the owners that bought this filly and gave her to me. I’m just happy to be having a great meet with all that I’ve got. Felt like we had good quality, not the quantity like from years past. I’ll take quality over quantity any day of the week.”

Unchain Her Heart held on for second, a half-length in front of Wise Rachel, with Cholula Lips another half-length back in fourth in the field of eight fillies.

Bulletproof One earned $57,000 for her third win, increasing her bankroll to $137,400. She returned $3, $2.80 and $2.60. Unchain Her Heart paid $8.20 and $4.40, while Wise Rachel returned $7.40 to show.

O’Neill, five-time leading trainer at Del Mar, began the afternoon with a $49.20 upset by So Gucci in the first, followed with Oil Can Knight at $24.60 in the third, Vegan at $15.80 in the fourth and Convince at $15.40 in the fifth. Acai was eighth and last in the C.T.B.A. Stakes, but Ocean Fury, $6.20, climaxed the afternoon by winning the seventh-race nightcap. None of O’Neill’s winners was favored, although Ocean Fury was a closed second choice.

Bulletproof One Beats the Boys in Nevin

PLEASANTON, Calif. (July 6, 2019) – Bulletproof One, a daughter of speedy Idiot Proof, beat the boys with a 9 ¼-length win in Saturday’s $101,500 Everett Nevin Stakes for Golden State Series eligible 2-year-olds at the Alameda County Fair.

Bulletproof One is by Idiot Proof, out of the Decarchy mare Onefunsonofagun, was bred by Victory Rose Thoroughbreds & KMN Racing, is owned by Victory Rose Thoroughbreds and trained by Ellen Jackson.

She won her lone previous start May 11 and now has earnings of $83,400. Bulletproof One ran the 5 ½ furlongs in 1:05.04 and went off at odds of 7-2.

Tivan Takes Golden Nugget

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From Golden Gate Publicity
ALBANY, Calif. (Nov. 10, 2018) — Tivan, a 2-year-old California bred gelding, made his first start against winners in the $50,000 Golden Nugget Stakes on Saturday at Golden Gate Fields and passed the class test with flying colors, sitting off the pace before coming with a ferocious rally down the lane to surge past early pacesetter Tribal War Chant in the final yards. Jerry Hollendorfer conditions the 2-year-old gelding, who was ridden to victory by veteran jockey Frank Alvarado. Alvarado celebrated his 50th birthday on Saturday.

Tivan is by the late Indian Evening and is out of Zak’s Precocious (Precocity). He was bred by owner KMN Racing LLC. With the Golden Nugget win in his pocket, Tivan has won both lifetime starts with career earnings of $60,350. He completed the six furlongs in 1:09.94.

“I knew they were going fast in the beginning,” said Alvarado. “This is the kind of horse that you have to let him break and let him settle down. At the three-eighths pole, I had to make up my mind on whether to go outside or inside. When you’re on the best horse, it’s safer to go wide, so that’s what I did. By the three-sixteenths pole, I knew we had it. He exploded [down the stretch] and gave me everything he had.”

Tribal War Chant, who went off as the 8-5 favorite, dueled on the lead with eventual fourth place finisher The White Shadow and held off Midnight Special for third, finishing three-quarters of a length behind the winner. Daddy Jones and Mad Luther completed the order of finish.

Keven Hit

Roman Wild 2018 colt

STALLION BOOKING CONTRACT for _________________________

1. PLEASE PROOF READ THE FOLLOWING CONTRACT CAREFULLY.
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This agreement is entered into by Ellen L. Jackson, herein called Stallion Manager and . , herein called Mare Owner. These parties agree as follows:
Mare Owner confirms a reservation for the mare described above to be serviced by the stallion “ “ standing at Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville, CA, during the breeding season of 2009 which begins February 1st and ends June 30th, subject to the following conditions;
1. The stallion service fee charged to the Mare Owner shall be $ . Of this amount is a non-refundable booking fee of $ . Board and expenses are payable monthly as billed, and the balance of the stallion service fee is due and payable when the foal stands and nurses.
a. Mare owner agrees to pay a late charge of 1.5% monthly on balances overdue.
b. The breeder’s certificate will be issued after complete payment of all outstanding breeding charges and stud fee.
c. Should the mare be sold or traded, the stud fee becomes immediately due and payable.
2. Stallion Manager agrees to diligently try to settle aforementioned mare in foal. If, however, for any reason the mare does not settle, Stallion Manager shall be held harmless.
3. Should the above named stallion die or become unfit for service, or if mare should die or become unfit to breed prior to her arrival at Victory Rose, then this contract shall become null and void and any monies paid as part of this contract shall be refunded.
4. If said mare does not settle or if said mare does not produce a live foal, Mare Owner will be entitled to a breeding of the same mare the following year.
a. In the event the mare is sold, raced or otherwise disposed of, prior to foaling the “live foal” guarantees will no longer be valid.
5. Stallion Manager or any of his representatives and employees may exercise their own judgment in caring for and supervising the mare and/or foal but will not be held responsible for accident, injury, sickness or death of either during the time they are in the care, custody and control of Stallion Manager or while in transportation by or procured by any of the aforementioned. Mare Owner hereby warrants that he/she has made himself familiar with the facilities at 5144 Allendale Road and that he is also familiar with and approves of the care provided by the ranch.
6. This contract is not assignable or transferable without the written agreement of Stallion Manager.
7. BOARD RATE: $13.00 mare boarded in pasture or individual pen
$15.00 mare boarded in stall
$3.00 additional with foal
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Richard’s Boy Champion California-bred Sprinter of 2017

by Tracy Gantz
Arcadia, CA (March 2, 2018)-Harold and Pamela Tillema have bred a string of good runners all descending from Teresa’s Pleasure, winner of the inaugural California Cup Juvenile Fillies in 1990. They name most of the foals for their children and grandchildren, and Richard’s Boy, named for their son, was voted champion California-bred sprinter of 2017. (read more)

First Crop Sire Gig Harbor Sires First Winner

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Pleasanton, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2017) – California stallion Gig Harbor was represented by his first winner on Saturday.

Perfect for Me, a filly by Gig Harbor, won Saturday’s seventh race at Oak Tree at Pleasanton, a maiden special weight for 2-year-old fillies in her second outing. She is from the Royal Academy mare Noe Valley, was bred by Christy Wiebe & Dennis Patterson, is owned by Patterson and trained by Steven Specht. She ran the 5.5 furlongs in 1:06.35 and won by one length at odds of 5-1.

Gig Harbor is out of the St Jovite broodmare Miss Blue Grass. He is a multiple stakes winner and is by the up and coming, now deceased, sire of sires City Zip.

Victory Rose Stallions’ “Plusvital Speed Gene Types” are Now Available

Lexington, KY (September 23, 2017)-As breeders, we often look to a pedigree page trying to infer what has been or what might be passed on from a particular stallion or mare. Here at Plusvital, we aim to empower breeders with tools that can determine exactly what can be passed on from these parents to their offspring, by looking under the hood of the pedigree page and into their DNA.

The Speed Gene Test is a genetic test that has been proven to be an extremely effective breeding tool, that can be used to help assist in mating decisions. The test ultimately predicts the optimum race distance, speed or stamina of a particular individual, however, by having mares and stallions tested, you can control the outcome of a particular mating.

Whether you are a commercial breeding operation that is looking to produce early, well-muscled, precocious looking horses or whether you have the dream of Kentucky Derby glory, using the Speed Gene Test you can breed your desired type more often.

Victory Rose Thoroughbreds are one of many stallion operations that have recently come on board with us here at Plusvital, having made the Speed Gene Type available for Bullet Train (Crestwood Farm KY), Pin Oak Stud stallions and Curlin To Mischief and Haynesfield (both at Rancho San Miguel CA). In doing so they are offering an opportunity for their breeders to control what is passed on from the parents to their progeny.

If you are looking to enquire about getting your mares tested or for further information, please contact Stephen Mulvany on 859.351.3217 or via email on stephen.mulvany@plusvital.com.