Updated on 09/15/2011 1:39PM

Who's who among state's new sires


ARCADIA, Calif. - While Dixie Dot Com may be the best known of the new stallions in California this year, there are a number of others, with bloodlines and fees to suit just about any breeder. Most are entering stud for the first time this year, with a handful of others, including the stakes winner Comic Strip, arriving in the state after beginning their stallion careers elsewhere.

New at stud for 2002

Clure, an 8-year-old by Theatrical out of Garimpeiro, by Mr. Prospector, at Eagle Oak Ranch in Paso Robles. Stud fee: $2,500. Clure won 7 times in 50 starts, including the San Matean Handicap, and earned $361,174 while racing in France and the United States. He is a full brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Geri.

Globalize, a 4-year-old by Summer Squall out of Sugar Hill Chick, by Fit to Fight, at Alex Trebek's Creston Farm in Paso Robles. Stud fee: $5,000. Globalize won graded stakes at 2 and 3, including the Grade 2 Turfway Spiral Stakes. He also was second in both the Grade 2 Coolmore Lexington Stakes, and the Grade 2 Peter Pan Stakes. He won 5 times in 11 starts and made $623,650.

Gold Knuckles, a 7-year-old by Silver Deputy out of Nickle Lady, by Plugged Nickle, at Joe Daehling's Daehling Ranch in Elk Grove. Stud fee: $1,500. Gold Knuckles, whose dam is a half-sister to the Grade 1-winning turf horse Labeeb, was primarily a sprinter in northern California. He won six times and earned $86,850.

Madraar, a 7-year-old by Mr. Prospector out of Jood, by Nijinsky II, at Gary and Marlene Howard's Hideaway Farms in San Jacinto. Stud fee: not determined yet, according to Gary Howard. Madraar is a half-brother to Fantastic Light, the winner of this year's Breeders' Cup Turf. He won 7 of 16 starts in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates before coming to the United States. Still in training, he has raced twice here, finishing sixth in both the Steinlen and Native Diver handicaps at Hollywood Park.

Menhal, a 4-year-old by Danzig out of Coxwold, by Cox's Ridge, at Dave Fastow's Black Oak Farm in Paso Robles. Stud fee: $4,000. Menhal, originally bred by Darley Stud Management, won one time in five starts and earned $17,680. He won a maiden race in northern California.

Perim (Fr), an 8-year-old by Apeldoorne out of Pearl of Dawn, by Noir et Or, at Hunter Hill Farm in Temecula. Stud fee: $1,500. Perim, who began his career in France, scored his biggest victory in this country in the Grade 3 Carleton F. Burke Handicap at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting. Racing from ages 2 through 8, he won 9 times in 26 starts and earned $343,516.

Royal Cat, a 5-year-old by Storm Cat out of Patches, by Mr. Prospector, at Bud Johnston's Old English Rancho in Sanger. Stud fee: $2,000. Royal Cat was an Overbrook Farm homebred. His dam captured the Grade 1 Hollywood Oaks.

The Editor (GB), a 6-year-old by Alzao out of Litani River, by Irish River, at Virgil and Cheri Vansandt's V and V Thoroughbreds in Sonoma. Stud fee: $1,000. The Editor won twice in 23 starts and earned $108,912 while racing primarily in Southern California.

New to California for 2002

Comic Strip, a 6-year-old by Red Ransom out of Now That's Funny, by Saratoga Six, at Rick Taylor's Special T Thoroughbreds in Temecula. Stud fee: $7,500. Comic Strip, who stood previously in Kentucky, was one of the best horses of his generation. He won 10 times in 23 starts and captured five stakes, including the Louisiana Derby on dirt, and both the River City Breeders' Cup Handicap and Fourstardave Handicap on turf, all Grade 3 events.

Dumaani, a 10-year-old by Danzig out of Desirable, by Lord Gayle, at Gary and Marlene Howard's Hideaway Farms in San Jacinto. Stud fee: $5,000. Dumaani stood previously in Kentucky at Shadwell Farm, which is leasing him to Hideaway. He was an accomplished grass runner, winning 7 times in 26 starts and earning $1,079,098. He won consecutive runnings of the Grade 3 Keeneland Breeders' Cup Mile.

King's Blood (Ire), a 6-year-old by Fairy King out of Shady Leaf, by Glint of Gold, at Joe Daehling's Daehling Ranch in Elk Grove. Stud fee: $3,500. King's Blood stood at stud for two years in Idaho. He was unraced.