Calimonco sires first winner at Santa Anita Ramona, Calif. (June 16, 2016) – Ballena Vista Farm freshman Calimonco sired his first winner when 2-year-old filly My California powered to a 9 1/ 4-length, wire-to-wire victory in a $57,035 maiden special weight at Santa Anita in her second start. Her time for the 5 furlongs over a fast track was 58.06. Bred in California by owner Mercedes Stables, LLC and trained by Robertino Diodoro, My California is the first foal from Give My Regards, a winning daughter of Smart Strike and half-sister to graded winner Broadway Empire and G2-placed Cinderella’s Dream. Calimonco, a G2-placed, stakes-winning full brother to Storm Cat’s grade I winners and Breeders’ Cup champions Sweet Catomine and Life Is Sweet, retired with earnings of $391,486. He currently stands at Ballena Vista Farm for a stud fee of $1,500 live foal.
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