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CALIFORNIA CHROME’S FIRST WINNER OUT OF 3-TIME OHIO BROODMARE OF THE YEAR
Two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome who bankrolled $14,752,460 during his storied career, was represented by his first winner at stud on Saturday July 18, when Sunkar Time won a maiden race at Krasnodar Racetrack in Russia. Sunkar Time prevailed in a 1,400-meter race (about seven furlongs) in 1:30.1 under jockey Myrzabek Kappushev, winning on debut for owner Rustam Mantikov and trainer O.S. Samokhina. Sunkar Time sold to Mikhail Yanakov’s Olympia Star at the 2019 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and he was exported to Russia to compete under the new ownership.
The colt was bred by O.T.B.O. Treasurer Bruce C. Ryan, out of the multiple stakes-placed Left Banker mare Kiosk, who became the only three-time Ohio Broodmare of the Year 2013 – 2015. Trained by former O.T.B.O. President Tim Hamm, she raced for four seasons 2002-2005 and in stakes races she placed in five outings and retired with a four-year record of 31-4-9-5 for earnings of $115,649.
Sunkar Time may reside in Russia, but his pedigree goes back for generations in the Buckeye State. Kiosk was an accredited-bred by Left Banker who stood at the Eutrophia Farm of Mr. & Mrs. Quentin Alexander who bred Kiosk. Bruce Ryan purchased her at the 2001 Ohio Sale.
Kiosk’s second dam was the multiple stakes winner Grand Glory ($135,899) who had seven foals to race, all of them winners. Her first foal was Ohio-bred Lived It Up ($100,288) who campaigned for the Alexanders and won the Governor’s Buckeye Cup. Her dam, Phone Switch, by Phone Trick had seven foals to race including the graded stakes-placed Ohio-bred Sousaphone ($119,160).
Kiosk’s third foal was the multiple stakes-place Ohio-bred Monetary Reward ($86,329), her fifth foal was the precocious Kiosk’s Cause who had two wins as a 2-year-old capturing the Hoover Stakes and finishing third in the Cleveland Kindergarten. In between those two was Needmore Flattery. The Flatter filly, like her dam, raced for four seasons and starting with her juvenile season went on to win 17 times, with 8 stakes victories and 2 stakes-placed performances for earnings of $732,103. She was crowned Ohio Horse of the Year in 2013 and 2014. Before her retirement this year, Kiosk produced an Ohio-bred full sister to Needmore Flattery.