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Undefeated Juvenile Rickey B Makes it Four

San Miguel, CA (November 30, 2018)-Juvenile colt Rickey B, a son of Richard’s Kid, kept his perfect record going by taking an allowance optional claiming event at Del Mar. Rickey B, a winner of four straight, is out of Madoffwiththemoney (by Tribal Rule) and he was bred by Frank Aldrich & Marysue Aldrich and has […]

Big Ceas Becomes First Winner For Northern Causeway

By Jeremy Balan Albany, CA (November 11, 2018)-With a stalk-and-pounce, half-length victory in the nightcap at Golden Gate Fields November 11, Stewball Stable, Gary Oetman, and Scott Silvestri’s Big Ceas became the first winner for his sire, Northern Causeway. Jockey Juan Hernandez guided the 9-1 Big Ceas to the win in the six-furlong maiden special […]

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AT RANCHO SAN MIGUEL

BY TRACY GANTZ | PHOTOS BY RON MESAROS reprinted from the California Thoroughbred November 2018 Breeding winners is a goal each mare owner can approach differently. No matter what path a breeder prefers to take, Tom Clark and Clay Murdock want to provide the answer at Rancho San Miguel. “We’ve got a number of dedicated […]

Slew’s Tiznow Has $55,000 Yearling Sales Filly

Pomona, CA (October 18, 2018)-The Slew’s Tiznow 2017 filly out of Grand Advice was knocked down at $55,000 to Tony Metaxas of Larkspur, CA. The co-high selling filly sold as hip 15 and was from the consignment of Checkmate Thoroughbreds, LLC (Adrian Gonzalez), Agent. The Grand Advice yearling filly is a full sister to El […]

First Year Covering Sire Danzing Candy Tops Barretts

Pomona, CA (October 17, 2018)-After 28 years as the final sale at the Barretts Fairplex complex winded its way through the last few hip numbers of the supplemental catalog, agent David Meah bid $75,000 for California-bred La Nez (Hip 313) to top the sale. La Nez is an 11-year-old stakes-winning daughter of Storm Creek—Iza Bay, […]

Slew’s Tiznow Son Dominates Maiden Special

Del Mar, CA (August 30, 2018)-Slew’s Tiznow’s three-year-old son Mikes Tiznow captured a Del Mar open maiden special race going wire-to-wire by two and a quarter lengths. Coming off a thirteen month layoff Mikes Tiznow dominated the field of males including progeny from Curlin, Union Rags, Giant’s Causeway, More Than Ready and Speighstown. Mikes Tiznow […]

Castle a Son of Slew’s Tiznow Takes Golden Gate Saturday Feature

Albany, CA (March 4, 2018)-Slew’s Tiznow sired Castle picked up his second lifetime win for his owner breeder Eagle Ridge Racing, LLC by taking the Saturday feature race at Golden Gate Fields. Bred in California Castle is a full brother to the 2017 graded stakes winner Zakaroff and to Concise Advice who was a $85,000 […]

Climax Stallions Donate a Curlin To Mischief Season to California Fire Victims

December 11, 2017-To help aid backstretch workers affected by the devastating California fires, Climax Stallions is donating a no-guarantee season to California stallion Curlin To Mischief. “As native Californians, and owners of a filly who was lost but has since been found in the fire, we want to help those who weren’t as fortunate in […]

Clay Murdock Stalwart of Rancho San Miguel

By Tracy Gantz Family means everything to Clay Murdock. He and his wife, Dena, have raised five children—three now grown and two still at home—and they already have several grandchildren. But family to Murdock extends further, to the team at Rancho San Miguel, the California farm Murdock has managed for more than 30 years, and […]

Richard’s Kid Relocates to Rancho San Miguel

San Miguel, CA (October 23, 2017)-Millionaire and multiple G1 winner, Richard’s Kid (Lemon Drop Kid–Tough Broad, by Broad Brush) has relocated to Rancho San Miguel where he will stand for $2,500 in 2018. Richard’s Kid won multiple G1 races, including the prestigious Pacific Classic Stakes at Del Mar in back to back years (2009 and […]