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2012 California Freshman Sire Contest
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Welcome to the 2012 Don Engel Memorial California Freshman Sire Contest, hosted by Thoroughbred Information Agency (TIA) and!

Participation is free. All contest entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (Pacific) on Thursday, May 10, 2012. For complete information about this contest, use the red links located at the top of any page in this section of the website.

Click here to review the 2012 California Freshman Sire Contest rules.

Click here to review a list of eligible stallions.

Click here to enter the 2012 California Freshman Sire Contest.

This year, we are offering unique memorabilia items
that any racing fan would be proud to own,
in addition to cash and other fantastic prizes!

Grand Prize

Acclamation Package

  • Engraved leather halter worn by the multiple Grade 1 winner, 2011 California Horse of the Year and 2011 Eclipse Champion Older Male Acclamation, donated by owners Peter and Mary Hilvers and E.W. (Buddy) and Judy Johnston and trainer Donald Warren
  • Certificate of authenticity for the halter, signed by trainer Donald Warren
  • One 8" x 10" color photo of Acclamation wearing the halter, signed by photographer Marcie Heacox
  • One copy of the March 2012 issue of "California Thoroughbred" magazine, featuring Acclamation on the cover
  • A one-year subscription to "California Thoroughbred" magazine (12 issues, plus annual Stallion Directory)
  • $250 cash!

Second-Place Prize

Katey Barrett Package

  • One copy of the hard-cover book "The Hill: 30 Years of Photographing Santa Anita's Unique Downhill Turf Course," published in 2012 and signed by author/photographer Katey Barrett.

Third-Place Prize

Havre de Grace/Ramon Dominguez Package

  • One copy of the January 21, 2012 issue of "The Blood-Horse" magazine, honoring Havre de Grace as the 2011 Eclipse Horse of the Year. This rare copy has been signed by the Eclipse Award-winning jockey Ramon Dominguez, who is featured aboard Havre de Grace on the magazine's cover.

Thank you to all of our 2012 prize donors!

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