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California Thoroughbred Standout Employee Dr. Stacy Potter

BY EMILY SHIELDS In a relatively short time Dr. Stacy Potter has been all over California, experiencing many facets of the industry. During the last four years she has shared her veterinary skills with Rancho San Miguel and has proved so indispensable that farm manager Clay Murdock selected her as one of the farm’s most […]

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 […]

Multiple Grade 2 Winner Danzing Candy Heads to Rancho San Miguel

San Miguel, CA (October 19, 2017)- Danzing Candy will standing at Tom and Nancy Clark’s Rancho San Miguel for the 2018 season at a fee of $5,000 live foal stands and nurses, as property of a syndicate. The transaction was brokered between Brett Lindenbaum and Checkmate Thoroughbreds. Multiple grade two winner of three graded races […]

Clay Murdock Among the Finalists Announced for Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards

By Nicole Russo Lexington, KY (August 30, 2017)-Finalists for the second annual North American edition of the Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards have been announced. A judging panel of five selected the finalists from a total of 142 nominations. A second stage of judging will take place Oct. 12, with a separate panel deciding the winners. […]

Slew’s Tiznow Has Two Del Mar Saturday Winners

Del Mar, CA (August 20, 2017)-Calvert Street, a four-year-old son of Slew’s Tiznow, was sent off at 9-1 following a fourth at 49-1 over this turf course July 28, broke well and settled into an easy tempo behind a comfortable opening pace.Ready to take on that rival heading into the home turn, Calvert Street inched […]

Summersimage Wires Robert Dupret Derby Field

By Chuck Dybdal Santa Rosa, CA (August 6, 2017)-Lightly raced Summersimage ($8.60) scored a hard-earned victory as he made his turf and two-turn debut in the $66,625 Robert Dupret Derby at the Sonoma County Fair in Santa Rosa on Sunday. The Slew’s Tiznow colt was bumped badly leaving the starting gate, but was able to […]

Grade One Winner Tom’s Tribute to Rancho San Miguel

San Miguel, CA (August 2, 2017)-Grade One winning Tom’s Tribute has moved to Rancho San Miguel for his third breeding season. Winner of the Grade One Eddie Read in a stellar career that saw him win six of sixteen starts and $634,880 under the tutelage of James M. Cassidy. Tom’s Tribute, under the ownership of […]