Rancho San Miguel Announces 2021 Fees.

SAN MIGUEL, California – Rancho San Miguel has set 2021 stud fees for its roster of seven stallions, led by the globetrotting Sir Prancealot (IRE) whose fee will remain a California-leading $15,000 for his second season at stud in California.

Sir Prancealot, who sired progeny which won stakes in at least 6 countries in 2020, will return from Cornerstone Stud in Australia after breeding 105 mares in California in 2020.  His offspring have shown a propensity for high quality racing in North America with 17% Graded Stakes winners and 53% Stakes Horses earning an average earning per starters of over $210,000 from his only 17 starters.  They performed very well in the Breeders Cup last weekend when Miss Amulet ran a good third in the BC Juvenile Turf S-G1 in her U.S. debut and Lady Prancealot ran a very close 4th in the BC Filly & Mares Turf-G1.  They have also starred in the sales ring at Keeneland this week when the all 3 race mares by Sir Prancealot offered sold for an average over $766,000 led by Grade I winner Lady Prancealot, who sold for $1,600,000.

Danzing Candy, a brilliantly fast multiple Grade 2 winning son of Twirling Candy who bred 331 mares in his first 3 crop and whose first crop will be two-year-olds next year, will have his fee remain at $5,000.  His yearlings have been well received in California, Washington and Florida sales, topped by a $115,000 colt at the 2020 OBS October Yearling Sale.

Curlin to Mischief, perhaps the best bred stallion in California being a ½ brother to Into Mischief, Beholder and Mendelssohn, will have his fee remain at $3,500. His two-year-old son, Good With People, is a multiple stakes winner of $199,000 and is the current favorite to win California-bred Champion Two-Year-Old colt in 2020.  In the sales ring, another colt was sold for $85,000, which was among the highest prices at the recent 2020 Fasig-Tipton California Fall Yearling Sale.  His fee will remain at $3,500.

Slew’s Tiznow, a record setting, Grade 1 performing dual stakes winner, who has produced 74% winners from starters while earning over $4.1 million, including 6 stakes winners.  His fee remains at $3,000.

Richard’s Kid, a two time winner of the Pacific Classic-G1 and earner of over $2.4 million, who has produced 27 winners already, of which 7 have already earned more than $100,000, including stakes placed Sedamar and Sapphire Kid.  His fee remains at $2,500.

Northern Causeway, a beautiful Graded stakes winning son of top sire Giant’s Causeway from the family of top sires City Zip and Ghostzapper, is the sire of 19 winners to date.  His 2020 fee will be $2,000.

Tom’s Tribute is a son of Lion Heart who was a Grade 1 winner of $634,889 and a leading miler in California.  His first foals are three-year-olds of 2020.  His fee will remain at $2,000.

Weekend in Review: Great Results for Rancho San Miguel!

Monday, November 9, 2020

Lady Prancealot, a Grade 1 stakes winning daughter of Rancho San Miguel stallion Sir Prancealot, sells for $1,600,000 at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale to top Japanese breeding farm, Shadai Farm.  Additionally, Beau Recall, a multiple Grade 2 winning & Grade 1 placed daughter of Sir Prancealot who earned $1,481,412, sells for $350,000 to OXO Equine.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Mo See Cal
, a California-bred daughter of the top Kentucky sire Uncle Mo who was foaled and raised at Rancho San Miguel, wins her first stakes off a 12 month layoff with a facile victory in the $100,000 Betty Grable Stakes at Del Mar.  She increased her earnings to $342,664 with her sixth win in 19 starts.  She was bred by Rozamund Barclay and is currently owned by Rockingham Ranch and trained by Peter Miller.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Good With People, a California-bred two-year-old son of Rancho San Miguel stallion Curlin to Mischief, wins his second stake when annexing the $150,000 Golden State Juvenile Stakes at Del Mar.  This was his second stakes win and 3rd win in 5 starts so far in his career and increased his earnings to $199,000.  He is the current leader for California-bred Champion Two-Year-Old of 2020.  He is owned by his breeders,  J. Kirk and Judy Robison, and trained by Peter Miller.

Lady Prancealot (pictured in the white silks),  a Grade 1 stakes winning daughter of Rancho San Miguel stallion Sir Prancealot, finishes a very cl0se fourth in the $2,000,000 Maker’s Mark Breeders Cup Filly and Mare Turf Stakes-G1 at Keeneland to increase her lifetime earnings to $740,841. She is sold two days later for $1,600,000 (see above).

Friday, November 6, 2020

Miss Amulet (pictured earlier winning the Lowther Stakes-G2 in Great Britain),  a two-year-old daughter of Rancho San Miguel stallion Sir Prancealot, finishes a very impressive third in the $1,000,000 Breeders Cup Juvenile Filly Turf Stakes-G1 at Keeneland in her United States debut. as well as her first try around two turns.  With her second Grade 1 placing, she increased  her lifetime earnings to $262,961.

Good With People adds win in $150,000 Golden State Juvenile to resume.

Good With People, by Rancho San Miguel stallion Curlin to Mischief, wins the $150,000 Golden State Juvenile at Del Mar on Saturday, November 7th by holding off his nemesis Positivy by 3/4 of a length for his second stakes win.  He is now the leading candidate for 2020 California-bred champion two-year-old and has earned $199,000.  Watch race HERE.

Good With People was bred in California by his owners J. Kirk and Judy Robison and is trained by Peter Miller. 

3 by Sir Prancealot Pre-Entered for 2020 Breeders Cup Championship at Keeneland

Two fillies and one mare by Rancho San Miguel stallion, Sir Prancealot, have been pre-entered in the 2020 Breeders Cup Championships to be held November 6th and 7th at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky.

On Friday November 6, two-year-old filly Miss Amulet invades from Europe, fresh off  winning the Lowther Stakes-G2 and finishing 2nd in the Cheveley Park Stakes-G1 in her last 2 starts, to run in the $1,000,000 Juvenile Filly Turf-G1 at a mile on the turf in her stateside debut.  If she starts, she will become only the 17th progeny of Sir Prancealot to start in North America.

The next day, four-year-old Grade 1 winner Lady Prancealot ($640,841), after suffering through some races with little pace in California, returns to Keeneland where she ran perhaps her most impressive race last year winning the Valley View Stakes-G3, to run in the $2,000,000 Maker’s Mark Filly and Mare Turf-G1 at 1 3/16 miles on the turf.

A short time later, six-year-old mare Beau Recall, who has won four Grade 2 (including the last 2 Longines Churchill Distaff Mile Stakes-G2) races and finished second in five Grade 1 races (including a fast closing second in the First Lady Stakes-G1 to last year’s Breeders Cup Mile winner Uni in her most recent start at Keeneland) while winning $1,481,412, is pre-entered in the $2,000,000 Fan Duel Mile Presented by PDJC at one mile on the turf versus open company.


Yearlings Aplenty by RANCHO SAN MIGUEL Stallions to sell at Auction NEXT Monday.

More than 20% of the sales catalog in the Fasig-Tipton Sale at Los Alamitos are by stallions that stand at Rancho San Miguel, including 15 yearlings by the red hot first crop sire Danzing Candy, 8 by Curlin to Mischief (sire of recent Del Mar 2yo SW Good to People), 5 by Northern Causeway, 6 by Richard’s Kid, 7 by Slew’s Tiznow, 13 by Tom’s Tribute and 2 by U S Ranger.

First Crop sire Danzing Candy colt tops OBS October Yearling Sale 2nd Day

A colt by California first crop sire, Danzing Candy, topped the second day of the 2020 OBS October Yearling Sale today when sold for $115,000 to Donato Lanni, Agent.  This colt was bred by Valencia and Dan Leach in Kentucky.

More quality Danzing Candy yearlings will be available for sale next Monday, October 19 at the Fasig-Tipton California Fall Yearling Sale to be conducted at Los Alamitos Racetrack in Cypress, California.

Sir Prancealot’s 2020 Fee Set at $15,000

By Eric Mitchell
San Miguel, CA (October 22, 2019)-Reverse shuttler Sir Prancealot , who will be at Rancho San Miguel in California for 2020 Northern Hemisphere season, will stand for $15,000 to approved mares, the farm announced Oct. 22.

Imported progeny by the Irish-bred son of Tamayuz have made an impact on American turf racing this year, led by three-time graded stakes winner and millionaire Beau Recall, winner of the Longines Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Stakes (G2T) and Yellow Ribbon Handicap (G2T) this year and runner-up in both the Longines Just a Game Stakes (G1T) and Rodeo Drive Stakes (G1T). The 5-year-old mare is being aimed for the Dec. 1 Matriarch Stakes (G1T) at Del Mar.

Other top U.S runners include two-time grade 3 winner and grade 1-placed Lady Prancealot and Ginger Nut, who captured black-type at Keeneland in the Limestone Turf Sprint Stakes.

“This is a unique situation in that Sir Prancealot is already proven to be an elite stallion in North America before even standing here. It’s unprecedented to have a horse with the hype of a young incoming freshman stallion along with proven graded stakes results from small crops,” said Adrian Gonzalez, manager of the Sir Prancealot syndicate.

Sir Prancealot stood at Cornerstone Stud in South Australia during the Southern Hemisphere breeding season. He has been represented by seven black-type winners to date, of which four have won graded/group stakes.

Curlin to Mischief Juvenile Colt Powerful in Maiden Special Win

Arcadia, CA (October 19, 2019)-Curlin to Mischief‘s juvenile son Shuster scored at first asking in a maiden special at Santa Anita.

Taking the field of Cal-breds wire-to-wire Shuster won by over four lengths in dominate fashion.

Racing for breeder/owners William Branch & Arnold Hill Shuster is out of the Unusual Heat broodmare Roses for Joni. He earned $30,000 for his win.

Curlin to Mischief is by 2-time Horse of the Year & Classic Winner Curlin out of the blue hen broodmare Leslie’s Lady; producer of the sire phenom Into Mischief; as well as Mendelssohn and Beholder.

Castle Sets NCR in $100,000 California Flash H

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by Santa Anita Publicity
Arcadia, CA (October 19, 2019)-Claimed for $40,000 last time out, trainer Mark Glatt’s Castle broke sharply and made every pole a winning one in Saturday’s $100,000 California Flag Handicap, as he prevailed by neck under Abel Cedillo in 1:01.51–the fastest 5 ½ furlongs on turf at Santa Anita’s current Autumn Meet.

Castle is a full sibling to stakes winner Zakaroff  and maiden special winners Concise Advice and Misirlou.

With even money favorite Tribalist unexpectedly far back early, Castle cleared off by a length heading into the far turn, with eventual second place finisher Grinning Tiger tracking in second.

“It looked like there was a lot of speed in the race and all Mark said was ‘Stay Close,’ said Cedillo, who was aboard the 6-year-old Slew’s Tiznow gelding for the first time. “My horse broke really good and we made the lead very easy and that was good for me.”

Claimed out of a close sixth place finish going five furlongs on turf Aug. 25 at Del Mar, Castle was off at 5-1 and paid $12.00, $5.00 and $3.00.

“I thought he was a little lightly raced for his age, so I was a little skeptical for the $40,000, but (the owners) were willing and I couldn’t see a reason not to claim him,” said Glatt. “Like with a lot of horses, I think the (extra half furlong) has helped him. Personally, I don’t care for the five eighths races, it takes a specialized horse. That extra furlong makes a difference.”

Owned by Where We At (stable), Castle, who is out of the Mr. Greeley mare Grand Advice, picked up his first career stakes win and his sixth win from 14 overall starts. With the winner’s share of $60,000, he now has earnings of $208,947.

Ridden by Heriberto Figueroa, Grinning Tiger was clearly second best on the day, finishing 1 ¼ lengths in front of King Abner. Off at 7-1, Grinning Tiger paid $9.00 and $5.80.

King Abner, ridden by Martin Garcia, had two horses beaten going into the far turn and just touched second choice What a View by a nose for third money. Off at 8-1, King Abner paid $5.40 to show.

Tribalist, off at even money, finished fifth.

Fractions on the race were 22.41, 44.52 and 55.66.

Lady Prancealot Runs Down Blowout to Win Valley View

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by Marty McGee DRF.com
LEXINGTON, Ky. (October 18, 2019)-See, Chad doesn’t win them all.

A 3-year-old turf filly named Lady Prancealot reeled in the Chad Brown-trained Blowout in the final 100 yards Friday when rallying for a 10-1 upset in the Grade 3, $150,000 Valley View Stakes on the Keeneland turf.

Blowout was one of three fillies representing the Brown stable amid a full gate of 14 in the 29th Valley View, which was run before an ontrack crowd of 17,166. After leading from the start of the 1 1/16-mile race, Blowout finally gave way when Lady Prancealot edged off to win by three-quarters of a length in 1:43.25 over a course rated good.

Giving Joe Bravo his third win in the Valley View, Lady Prancealot returned $22.60 when finishing three-quarters of a length before Blowout, who saved second by a nose over The Mackem Bullet. Bravo’s well-spaced prior Valley View wins came with Mingling Glances (1997) and Colonia (2018).

Lady Prancealot, a stretch-running Irish-bred filly, was scratched last Saturday at Keeneland from the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, a Grade 1 turf race won by the Brown-trained Cambier Parc. Patience clearly paid off for the connections of Lady Prancealot, as she came through with her fourth career win from 16 starts.

“You’ve got to get a trip when you have a closer like her,” said Baltas. “Joe did an awesome job. This is a very sweet victory.”

The owners of Lady Prancealot are Jules and Michael Iavarone, best known for their partial ownership in the IEAH Stables that raced 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown, and Jerry McClanahan. The daughter of Sir Prancealot now has earned $367,841 when finishing third or better 11 times.

Amid perfect autumn weather, Blowout, the 19-10 favorite under John Velazquez, led through splits of 23.72 seconds, 48.26, and 1:13.57 as the opposition began to come under rides. Down the stretch, Blowout was staving off all challenges, but the sustained outside run of Lady Pracealot got her home first.

“Johnny had a nice filly ahead of us, but my filly knew it was all over,” said Bravo.

Brown, the defending three-time champion trainer in North America, has dominated turf racing in recent years, particularly with fillies going longer distances. He had three starters in the QE II, just as he had three in the Valley View. His other starters Friday, Catch a Bid and Turf War, wound up fourth and 12th.