Slew’s Tiznow Sons Run One Two in Grade 3 El Camino Derby

ALBANY, Calif. (February 18, 2017)

Zakaroff scored a huge upset in Grade 3, $200,450 El Camino Real Derby, getting a half length victory at nearly 49-1.

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Zakaroff took the the 1 1/8-mile race in 1:51.34. More Power to Him was moved up to second from third after the disqualification of Ann Arbor Eddie who finished second while impeding Tribal Storm.

Zakaroff relaxed early and dropped back down the backstretch.

Frey moved his mount out in the lane and was finishing strongly.

“Normally you might be (concerned about being boxed in), but my horse was completely relaxed and in hand,” Frey said. “It did get a little bit shaky coming out of that final turn, but luckily we were able to muscle out and get a clean trip outside.”

Winning trainer Steve Specht was surprised at the outcome, “It’s a horse race, you never know,” said Specht.

Zakaroff, a gelded son of Slew’s Tiznow, was bred in Kentucky and was a $25,000 yearling purchase at the October 2015 Barretts sale by Antone Metaxas. Greg Gilchrist assisted Specht in picking him out.

He was bred by Eagle Ridge Racing and is out of the Mr. Greeley mare Grand Advice,

The victory was worth $120,000, bringing Zakaroff’s career earnings to $148,120.

More Power to Him, another son of Slew’s Tiznow got the place money of $40,000 and is now multiple stakes placed and an earner of $112,593. More Power to Him was foaled and raised at Rancho San Miguel for his connections.

First Foal is a Colt For Rousing Sermon

San Miguel, CA (February 6, 2017)-Multiple stakes winner Rousing Sermon sired his first foal when Coastal Skimming foaled a colt on January 30th.

The Coastal Skimming foal was bred by Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams. Coastal Skimming is a multiple winner of over $122,000 and is the dam of Swiss Skimmer nearly a $160,000 in earnings and Sea Preacher almost a $100,000 in earnings

Rousing Sermon is by Lucky Pulpit and is out of Rousing. He is the leading son of Lucky Pulpit at stud in California. Rousing Sermon is also the leading juvenile earning son of his sire with over $274,000 earned as a juvenile by winning the California Cup Juvenile Stakes and finishing second in both the CashCall Futurity G1 and the Real Quiet Stakes. Overall, he earned $821,572 during his 36 race campaign.

Rousing Sermon will stand his second season for $2,000 live foal.

Curlin to Mischief First Foal is a Filly

San Miguel, CA (February 3, 2017)

Curlin to Mischief sired his first foal when Billiondollarbaby dropped a filly on February 2nd.

Rancho San Miguel farm manager Clay Murdock said “The first foal, for both Curlin to Mischief and the dam, stands up and over a good bit of ground. Her presence is noted by her beautiful eye and classic head. The bone, the body and her confirmation is what we had expected from this sire line.”

Billiondollarbaby is by Giacomo out of Sovereign Cross. Her Curlin to Mischief 2017 filly was bred by Crown Racing Stables, LTD.

Curlin to Mischief is by Curlin and out of Leslie’s Lady; she is the dam of multiple champion filly/mare Beholder and the Eclipse award siring Into Mischief.

Curlin to Mischief will stand for $3,500 live foal.

Slew’s Tiznow Son Gathers Up Another Stakes, Finishing Second

Albany, CA (January 23, 2017)

More Power to Him picked up another Golden Gate Fields derby prep finishing second in Saturday’s California Derby. The sophomore son of Slew’s Tiznow has now placed in the Gold Rush Stakes and the California Derby with an allowance win in-between stakes; to give him two wins, a second and a third in his last four outings.

More Power to Him “made the winner work but wasn’t quite good enough, losing the 1 1/16-mile race by only three-quarters of a length. He was allowed to settle to the second turn, rallied four wide then swung out five wide into the stretch, rallied to the lead in mid-stretch, battled on late but could not stall the winner.”

More Power to Him has earned $72,593 from his six lifetime starts for breeder/owner Brett Mason.

Slew’s Tiznow is California’s leading second crop sire of 2016 and was California’s leading first crop sire of 2015.

A multiple stakes-winning, grade I-placed son of Tiznow—Hepatica, by Slewpy, Slew’s Tiznow retired with a 4-2-1 career line and earnings $321,100 from 14 starts. His record includes victories in the 2008 El Cajon and War Chant Stakes and a second in the 2007 Lane’s End Breeders’ Futurity (gr. I) for owner and breeder Joseph Lacombe Stable. He is standing for $2,500 in 2017.

Slew’s Tiznow Runners Getting Big Wins

San Miguel, CA (January 4, 2017

Slew’s Tiznow recent runners More Power to Him and Pass Due Payment were allowance and maiden special winners, respectfully, this past weekend.

More Power to Him picked up his second lifetime win on December 31st at Golden Gate Fields in an allowance race going six panels. The two-year-old in his previous start ran third in the Gold Rush Stakes on December 3rd. He is now a winner of $52,593 for his breeder/owner Brett Mason.

Sophomore runner Pass Due Payment broke his maiden on January 2nd in a Golden Gate Field’s maiden special. He has a win and a placing from three starts and earnings of $23,105 for his connections of Andres A. Hernandez.

Dr. Go also got a win in December, at Del Mar, in an allowance race to push his earnings to $109,580.

Slew’s Tiznow was the leading California first crop sire of 2015 and is the 2016 California leading second crop sire.

A multiple stakes-winning, grade I-placed son of Tiznow—Hepatica, by Slewpy, Slew’s Tiznow retired with a 4-2-1 career line and earnings $321,100 from 14 starts. His record includes victories in the 2008 El Cajon and War Chant Stakes and a second in the 2007 Lane’s End Breeders’ Futurity (gr. I) for owner and breeder Joseph Lacombe Stable. He is standing for $2,500 in 2017.

Haynesfield’s Move to California Generates Some Buzz

By Steve Andersen

Haynesfield, a former Kentucky stallion and Grade 1 winner, was recently moved to California for the 2017 breeding season. The millionaire racehorse could draw significant attention from the state’s breeders after recent changes among the leading stallions.

Unusual Heat, who led California stallions in progeny earnings six times from 2008-2013, was pensioned in October. Another top stallion, Tribal Rule, died in 2014, even though his progeny are still performing well.

Lucky Pulpit, the state’s leading stallion from 2014 through this year, has benefited massively from the global success of California Chrome, which has propelled him to the fore.

Haynesfield, who is by Speightstown, will stand for $5,000 at Rancho San Miguel in San Miguel, Calif. He arrived at the farm this fall from Airdrie Stud in Kentucky, where he stood for $10,000 in 2016.

Haynesfield was well supported in Kentucky. Through Dec. 15, he ranked 12th in second-crop progeny earnings with $1.8 million. A book of 75 mares is possible in 2017, according to Sean Feld, director of Climax Stallions, which manages Haynesfield.

“I think he’s a stallion that California needs to have,” Feld said in a mid-December interview. “Unusual Heat is pensioned. The top five or six stallions are kind of turf-centric. Haynesfield won on the dirt going short and long. He won from six furlongs to 1 1/4 miles.”

Feld points out that Haynesfield is the only stallion by Speightstown in California. He said there was a strong response in the fall when the 10-year-old stallion’s relocation was announced.

“We’ve had a lot of action on him already,” Feld said. “It was shocking to me. The day we announced it my phone was ringing off the hook.”

Haynesfield won 10 of 19 starts and earned $1,319,481. He scored a milestone win in the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park in 2010 and was second in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct that fall. Trained by Steve Asmussen, Haynesfield won eight stakes and was twice named the New York-bred horse of the year.

His leading runner at stud so far has been Realm, who has earned $186,455. Realm, trained by Barclay Tagg, was third in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile on Nov. 26 in his stakes debut.

Haynesfield is the most prominent among the state’s new stallions in 2017, a group that includes horses recently retired who will stand for the first time, and stallions relocated from other states.