08/16/2007 11:00PM

She's an Eleven back at track

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She’s an Eleven, the winner of the 2006 Melair Stakes, has returned to training after showing no interest in being bred earlier this year, trainer John Sadler said earlier this week.

The 4-year-old filly was sent from Kentucky to Sadler’s stable in late June and has already worked a half-mile for an expected comeback. Owned by Lee and Susan Searing’s CRK Stables, She’s an Eleven has won 2 of 8 starts and $216,954.

A California-bred, She’s an Eleven has not started since finishing fourth in the Grade 2 Hollywood Breeders’ Cup Oaks at Hollywood Park in June 2006. She’s an Eleven was in training earlier this year when the decision was made to retire her.

She was scheduled be bred to Empire Maker at Juddmonte Farms earlier this year, but would not cooperate with the stallion, Sadler said.

“We didn’t get her in foal,” Sadler said. “She was too stubborn in the shed and she was in a good place with good people. We brought her back with the intent of racing this fall.”

Sadler said the $150,000 California Cup Matron over 1 1/16 miles at the Oak Tree at Santa Anita meeting on Nov. 3 is a “short-term goal.”

Jet West retired to stud

Jet West, the winner of 7 of 22 starts and $554,345, has been retired and will stand the 2008 breeding season at Applebite Farms near French Camp, Calif.

A 6-year-old, Jet West won two stakes in his career – the 2005 California Cup Sprint at the Oak Tree at Santa Anita meeting and the 2004 Earlene McCabe Derby at Cal-Expo in Sacramento.

Jet West was third in the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen at Nad Al Sheba in 2006 and placed in two stakes at Santa Anita in January 2006 – third in the Grade 3 El Conejo Handicap and second in the Grade 2 Palos Verdes Handicap.

Owned for much of his career by Bruch Hochman and trained by Ted H. West, Jet West battled colic that nearly cost him his life in the fall of 2006. He returned to make two starts this year, finishing sixth in the Sam Whiting Handicap at Pleasanton on July 7 and 10th in a $50,000 claimer at Del Mar on July 30.

Hochman claimed Jet West for $62,500 at Del Mar in 2005.

Jet West is by Western Fame out of the stakes winner Jetinwith Kennedy, the 2005 California broodmare of the year. Jet West is a half-brother to the stakes winners Jetin Excess ($281,950) and Jetinto Houston ($282,885).

318 cataloged for October sale

The California October yearling sale at Barretts in Pomona, Calif., on Oct. 2 will comprise 318 yearlings, Barretts announced earlier this week.

The sale is co-sponsored by Barretts and the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association. Catalogs are available online at Barretts.com. This will be the third year of the sale, which replaced the Del Mar yearling sale on the California calendar in 2005.

This year’s one-day sale has a slightly smaller catalog than in 2006, when 327 yearlings were offered. At that sale, 171 yearlings were sold for an average of $25,362, a figure that increased $51 from the 2005 sale.

The 2006 sale-topper was a California-bred Cape Town filly that sold for $240,000. She was purchased for $800,000 at the Barretts March sale of 2-year-olds in training by John Ferguson, acting on behalf of Sheikh Mohammed. The filly has yet to start.

This year’s sale includes yearlings by many of the state’s leading stallions as well as stallions based in other states.