Entries by William Baker

Golden Gate Closure: The Breeders’ Takes

By Dan Ross Tom Clark is the owner and manager of Rancho San Miguel, where more than 400 horses currently roam a sprawling 250-acres in California’s San Luis Obispo County. He owns and manages the farm with his wife, Nancy. They have run it since 2000. The farm is a lynchpin of the state’s breeding industry, […]

Lord Prancealot Makes a Mark for Sire Sir Prancealot

Elite International Sire Sir Prancealot Achieves First North American-Bred Winner At Del Mar DEL MAR, Calif.—Lord Prancealot, a 2-year-old colt by the prominent international stallion Sir Prancealot (Ire), etched a spot in history on July 29 as the first North American-bred winner for his sire with a dominant debut in a 10-horse maiden special weight […]

First Foal Is A Filly For California-Based Grade 1 Winner Mo Forza

San Miguel, California—Grade 1-winning millionaire Mo Forza, the highest earner by leading sireUncle Mo standing outside Kentucky, was represented by his firstborn foal on January 10: a filly out ofthe multiple winner Californiasunshine who was foaled in California. Owned by Alice Bamford, Californiasunshine was the first of 99 mares bred to the Rancho San Miguelstallion […]

Rancho San Miguel To Host Open House & Stallion Show On January 21

San Miguel, California—Showcasing a robust stallion roster, a strong farm management team and anew emphasis on sales preparation and consignment, California mainstay Rancho San Miguel invitescurrent and prospective Thoroughbred breeders, owners and enthusiasts to attend its 2023 Open House& Stallion Show on Saturday, January 21. Participation is free in this casual event, which isscheduled to […]

Sir Prancealot colt tops WTBOA Yearling Sale

The first Northern American crop of Sir Prancealot (IRE) continues to make some noise as he tops his second consecutive West Coast yearling sale. At the WTBOA Summer Yearling sale held on August 23rd at Emerald Downs, a colt out of Impeached (Hip 80, pictured above) sold by Griffin Place LLC, agent for breeders Mr. and Mrs. […]