Ruling California

California sire Tribal Rule (TrueNicks,SRO) , a son of Storm Cat out of Sown by Grenfall, is a three-parts-brother to stakes winner and sire Yankee Gentleman, and to the dams of Half Ours and weekend graded winner Khancord Kid. In five seasons in training, he started only four times, but did go two-for-two at 5, winning a six-furlong maiden special at Del Mar by eight lengths in 1:08.82, and an allowance over the same track and distance by five in 1:09.09.

Starting out very inexpensively, Tribal Rule has made a great beginning to his stud career with 13 stakes winners in his first four crops, including the grade I-winning Georgie Boy. His latest black type scorer is Alphie's Bet, who captured a postponed renewal of the Sham Stakes (gr. III). Rated A by TrueNicks, Alphie's Bet is out of the Candi's Gold (by Yukon, a Northern Dancer half brother to Mr. Prospector) mare, Miss Alphie. She is half sister to the Australian grade I winner Absolut Glam, but this is a U.S. family, the second and third dams being by Pine Bluff and Affirmed.


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