Tom and Nancy Clark’s Rancho San Miguel is one of the leading stallion stations in California. 250-acres nestled in the coastal foothills northwest of Paso Robles where warm days are cooled by evening breezes of the Pacific Ocean. This central location allows the farm to serve clients from both the northern and southern regions of the state.
Rancho San Miguel is led by its General Manager of 30 years, Clay Murdock. Gerardo Guerra, Sydnee Brown, Lindsay Boutwell, and Johanna Young round out the outstanding and experienced management staff.
Rancho San Miguel is excited to welcome Jim Meyers, DVM as the resident veterinarian. Dr. Meyers grew up in Paso Robles, CA and attended Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where he double majored in agricultural and animal science. Upon graduating from University of California at Davis Veterinary School, Jim completed a year-long internship at Loomis Basin Equine. He continued his education with a residency in Theriogenology at New Bolton Center in Pennsylvania before returning to California to practice in Sonoma County for 3 years.
The 2019 Rancho San Miguel stallion roster consists of: Curlin to Mischief, Danzing Candy, Golden Balls (IRE), Northern Causeway, Richard’s Kid, Rousing Sermon, Slew’s Tiznow, Tom’s Tribute, Typhoon Slew, and U S Ranger.
Royally-bred Curlin to Mischief is sired by two time Horse of the Year/leading sire Curlin and is a half brother to Grade 1 winners Beholder, Mendelssohn, and Into Mischief; the latter stands for $100,000. Curlin to Mischief ’s first foals will hit the track in 2019.
Danzing Candy is a quick, multiple graded stakes winner by Twirling Candy. He earned $700,930 in just 11 starts, taking the San Felipe Stakes (G2) at three and both the San Carlos Stakes (G2) and the Lone Star Park Handicap (G3) at four. He is a half-brother to another stakes winner in Cedartown.
Multiple graded stakes placed stakes winner Golden Balls (Ire) is the lone son of Danehill Dancer to stand in California. 55% of his starters are winners, including $101,130-earner X S Gold.
Northern Causeway is a graded stakes winner and son of sire-of-sires Giant’s Causeway, out of Getaway Girl, a half-sister to leading sires City Zip and Ghostzapper.
Richard’s Kid, by Lemon Drop Kid and out of the Broad Brush mare Tough Broad, earned over $2.4 million on the track. He won the prestigious Pacific Classic (G1) twice amongst his 12 career victories. He has seven winners already, including $83,000 earner Mama’s Kid.
Rousing Sermon, California’s champion two-year- old of 2011, is sired by the recently deceased Lucky Pulpit, in turn sire of California Chrome. Rousing Sermon won or placed in 13 stakes including the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby with career earnings of $821,571.
Slew’s Tiznow, by Tiznow out of Hepatica, is a record setting, grade I-performing dual stakes winner. Slew’s Tiznow, California’s leading freshman sire of 2015, is a full brother to record setter and multiple graded stakes winner Slew’s Tizzy. 71% of his starters win, for progeny earnings of $1.3 million to date.
Tom’s Tribute, by Lion Heart and out of an El Prado (IRE) mare, stood his first season in 2016, with first crop juveniles coming next year.
Typhoon Slew, also out of Hepatica, is by Stormy Atlantic, 2014’s leading sire of juvenile stakes winners. Typhoon Slew was graded stakes placed at two and also broke his maiden going wire-to-wire by over 10 lengths.
U S Ranger, by Danzig, was undefeated at two and a champion sprinter as a three- and four-year-old. U S Ranger’s progeny have lifetime earnings over $8.9 million, led by graded stakes winner Solitary Ranger.
Rancho San Miguel’s goal is to attract the highest quality stallions and broodmares and provide them with the best care possible. We are dedicated to outstanding quality service and look forward to serving you.