11/28/2003 12:00AM

Schvaneveldt to hold dispersal sale


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Blane Schvaneveldt, the Hall of Fame Quarter Horse trainer, is holding a dispersal of his Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred breeding stock at his Southern California ranch on Dec. 15.

The sale includes Thoroughbred weanlings, yearlings, horses of racing age, broodmares, and the stallion Bustopher Jones.

Schvaneveldt is reducing his bloodstock holdings to approximately 40 horses, most of which will be Quarter Horses. He will continue to train a stable of Quarter Horses at Los Alamitos and will operate Blane Schvaneveldt Ranch in Romoland, Calif., near Hemet, the site of the dispersal.

Schvaneveldt is a legendary figure in Quarter Horse racing and the all-time leading trainer at Los Alamitos.

The 174-horse dispersal primarily comprises Quarter Horses, but there are a large number of Thoroughbreds, many of whom are weanlings or yearlings by the stallions Red or Bustopher Jones, and mares that have been bred to those stallions. There are nine weanlings and two yearlings by those stallions.

Schvaneveldt Ranch stands Bustopher Jones and Red and the Quarter Horse stallion Check Him Out, who is by Hennessy.

With Schvaneveldt's Quarter Horse connections, many of the Thoroughbreds offered have sprint credentials.

This year, Schvaneveldt won the Gold Rush Derby over 870 yards at Los Alamitos with the Thoroughbred Brishane, who is by Red. Brishane is being pointed for the $200,000 Marathon National over the same distance in December at Los Alamitos.

Brishane will be campaigned next year by Schvaneveldt, but Brishane's unraced 2-year-old brother and yearling full-sister will be offered at the dispersal.

Bustopher Jones, 7, is being offered in the second half of the sale.

By Storm Cat, Bustopher Jones was trained by D. Wayne Lukas during his brief racing career. His oldest foals are 2-year-olds this year.

Schvaneveldt conducted a similar sale in the late 1980's. He also consigns horses each August to the Vessels/Schvaneveldt Sale at Vessels Stallion Farm in Bonsall, Calif.

Tizbud eyes Native Diver

Tizbud, the upset winner of the California Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 8, is being pointed for the $100,000 Native Diver Handicap at Hollywood Park next Saturday, trainer John Sadler said.

The Native Diver is run over 1 1/16 miles on the main track.

Owned by Cee's Stable, Tizbud has won 2 of 6 starts and $219,266. He is a full-brother to Tiznow, the 2000 Horse of the Year who earned $6,427,830; Budroyale, a six-time stakes winner who earned $2,840,810; and Tizdubai, who won the Sorrento Stakes earlier this year at Del Mar.

No Cal-breds in rich Sunday stakes

There are no California-breds in the two major stakes at Hollywood Park on Sunday - the $600,000 Hollywood Derby and the $500,000 Matriarch Stakes.

But at Woodbine, near Toronto, Lucky Molar, an 8-year-old gelding, will attempt to defend his title in that track's feature race - the $125,000 Valedictory Handicap over 1 3/4 miles on turf.

Owned by Richard Englander and trained by Allen Iwinski, Lucky Molar is making the 66th start of his career, which includes eight wins and earnings of $537,323.

In the last year, Lucky Molar has bounced between stakes and claiming races. He finished fourth in the Grade 2 San Luis Obispo Handicap over 1 1/2 miles on turf at Santa Anita last February and was third against $16,000 claimers at Belmont Park on Oct. 26, his last start.

In recent years, Lucky Molar has been best in distance turf races. He was second in the 1999 California Cup Starter Handicap, third in the same race the following year, and second in the 2000 Quicken Tree Stakes at Hollywood Park. Last year, he won the Seagram Cup at Woodbine on dirt.

His last start in California came in the San Luis Obispo.

Lucky Molar is by Wheatly Hall and was bred by Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg.