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 Tom Clark. Sydnee Brown, Gerardo Guerra, Ciriaco Cisneros, Johanna Young and Billie Evans round out the outstanding and experienced management staff.
The 2021 Rancho San Miguel stallion roster consists of: Sir Prancealot, Curlin to Mischief, Danzing Candy, Heartwood, Northern Causeway, Richard’s Kid, Slew’s Tiznow, Surf Cat and Tom’s Tribute.
Royally-bred Curlin to Mischief is sired by two time Horse of the Year/leading sire Curlin and out the 2016 national Broodmare of the Year Leslie’s Lady, who has already produced half siblings and Grade 1 winners Beholder, Mendelssohn, and leading sire Into Mischief; the latter stands for $175,000. Curlin to Mischief ’s first foals hit the track in 2019 and he is already the sire of of at least seventeen winners, including 2020 multiple 2yo stakes winner and 2020 California-bred Champion Two-Year-Old Colt Good With People and the sensational 2021 undefeated 2yo stakes winner Cobra Jet.
Danzing Candy is a quick, multiple graded stakes winner by the emerging stallion 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. His first foals are two-year-olds of 2021 and he has already had 2 winners.
Standing his first year at stud in 2021 will be Heartwood, a multiple stakes winning and graded stakes placed son of the great Tapit, who has been the leading sire in North America several times. He was a sales topping $500,000 weanling in the 2014 Fasig-Tipton selected November Sale and is the only son of Tapit to win stakes on the dirt standing in California.
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. His first foals raced in 2018 and he already has at least 28 winners.
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 among his 12 career victories. His foals are 5 year-olds of 2020 and he has at least 30 winners, of which EIGHT (26.7%) have earned more than $100,000 including stakes-placed Sedamar ($303,232) and Sapphire Kid ($276,739).
Sir Prancealot by Tamayuz (GB) out of Mona Em (IRE), by Catrail is a G2 stakes winner and is a top graded stakes winning sire of Lady Prancealot (G1), Beau Recall (G2), Sir Dancealot (G2), Madam Dancealot (G2) and Lady Amulet (G2). 2020 will be his first year standing in California, but his imported progeny have done remarkably well in the United States with 3 Graded Stakes winners, 1 Listed Stake winner and a total of 9 stakes horses from only 19 starters (as of July 4, 2021). His first North American foals arrived in 2021.
Slew’s Tiznow, by Tiznow out of Hepatica, is a record setting, grade I-performing dual stakes winner. Slew’s Tiznow, whose best year was 2019 with 4 stakes winners at 4 different racetracks, was California’s leading freshman sire of 2015, He is a full brother to record setter and multiple graded stakes winner Slew’s Tizzy, a top sire in South America. 77% of Slew’s Tiznow starters win, for progeny warnings over $4.1 million to date.
Relocating to Rancho San Miguel 2021 will be Surf Cat, a six-time Grade 2 winning millionaire and graded stakes producing sire. From limited numbers, he has produced over 68% winners from starters with average earnings per starter over $50,000 and total lifetime earnings over $4 million led by the fabulous 2017 California-bred Horse of the Year Sircat Sally.
Tom’s Tribute, a Grade 1 and Grade 2 winner at Del Mar and a leading miler in Southern California who earned $634,880, is by top sire Lion Heart and out of an El Prado (IRE) mare. His first foals are three-year-olds of 2020.
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 providing outstanding quality service and look forward to serving you.