Tom’s Regret Wins $175,000 Kentucky Juvenile

Tom’s Regret winning 175k Kentucky Juvenile

Tom’s Regret, by Rancho San Miguel stallion Tom’s Tribute, ships East for her second start and beats the boys in the $175,000 Kentucky Juvenile at Churchill Downs yesterday. She was bred by DP Racing LLC, born, raised and sales prepped at Rancho San Miguel, and then sold by McCarthy Bloodstock for 20k to Saul Carrillo at the 2021 Fasig-Tipton California yearling sale.

In doing so, Tom’s Regret remained undefeated and became the first stakes winners for her sire.

Read more and watch race HERE.

Mo Forza, Grade 1 winning son of the sensational Uncle Mo, retires to stud at Rancho San Miguel.

Taylor Made, Rancho San Miguel and Pecoraro to Stand Uncle Mo’s Grade 1-Winning Millionaire Mo Forza in California

San Miguel, CaliforniaMo Forza, a Grade 1 winner and $1 million-plus earner by the very popular sire of sires Uncle Mo, has been retired from racing and will commence his stallion career in 2022 at Rancho San Miguel in California as the property of Taylor Made Stallions and Onofrio Pecoraro. The 5-year-old horse will make history on two important fronts: as Kentucky-based industry leader Taylor Made Farm’s first foray into California’s breeding industry and as the first son of Uncle Mo—North America’s 2010 Champion 2-Year-Old Colt and the sire of the Grade 1-siring stallions Nyquist and Laoban—to stand on the West Coast.

Mo Forza’s introductory fee is $9,000, live foal stand and nurse guarantee. A syndication is being formed, with a limited number of shares available.

Campaigned by Bardy Farm and Pecoraro’s San Diego-based OG Boss stable, Mo Forza won eight of 15 starts and earned $1,034,460 as one of North America’s top turf milers over the past three seasons. His seven graded stakes victories include the 2019 Hollywood Derby (G1) and the 2020-2021 editions of the Del Mar Mile (G2) at Del Mar, as well as four Grade 2 races at Santa Anita Park: the 2020-2021 City of Hope Mile Stakes, 2019 Qatar Twilight Derby and 2019 Mathis Brothers Mile Stakes.

He is the first foal out of the Unusual Heat mare Inflamed, a full sister to Grade 2 winner and 2011 California Champion 3-Year-Old Male Burns and to Grade 1-placed multiple winner Brushburn.

“Mo Forza was born and raised at Taylor Made, and we have loved him from the very beginning” said Taylor Made Stallions Vice President Ben Taylor. “He is a big, strong, good-looking horse who ran four triple-digit Beyers and showed tremendous heart in winning seven graded races on the grass. As brilliantly as he trained on dirt, we have no doubt that he would have accomplished just as much on that surface if he had been given the opportunity.”

“We are looking forward to participating in the lucrative California-bred program with this outstanding stallion prospect,” Taylor added. “We believe Mo Forza is the right horse at the right time for us to launch our entry into the California breeding industry.”

Pecoraro will remain as a co-owner in Mo Forza and will support him with several high-quality mares.

“We have been looking for a son of Uncle Mo to offer to California breeders, and Mo Forza was number one on our list,” said Rancho San Miguel Owner / Manager Tom Clark. “In addition to winning seven graded races here in California, he is out of a daughter of our state’s all-time leading sire, Unusual Heat. He is also a direct male descendant of another multiple leading California sire, In Excess (Ire), through his Grade 1-winning, California-bred grandsire, the great Indian Charlie. He is a perfect fit here.”

“Mo Forza’s name translates roughly from Italian to ‘More Strength,’ and that is precisely what I believe he offers to California’s breeding and racing program,” Clark said. “We are thrilled to partner with Taylor Made and Mr. Pecoraro on this exciting new venture.”

For information about seasons and shares, contact Clark at (914) 557-3563 or surrey600@yahoo.com.

Sir Prancealot leads ALL West Coast stallions in Number of Mares Bred in 2021

Sir Prancealot (IRE)

Rancho San Miguel’s Sir Prancealot led all West Coast stallions, as well as 2nd outside of Kentucky in North America, by number of mares bred in 2021 with 125. He was bred to 105 mares in his first season at stud in 2020. The complete list of stallions bred in North America this year can be found HERE.

Danzing Candy Exacta at Del Mar Provides Sire With 3rd Winner

Gold Rush Candy, a 115k yearling by Rancho San Miguel stallion Danzing Candy, rebounds from a rough trip in his first start, to beat Moose Mitchell (another Danzing Candy 2yo) in a pro-longed battle (see photo above) in a Maiden Special Weight at Del Mar recently to give his Freshman sire his 3rd winner. Gold Rush Candy was bred by Dan and Valencia Leach, is owned by Dianne Bashor and trained by Bob Baffert.  Watch race HERE.

 

Cobra Jet brilliantly becomes Curlin to Mischief’s second Stakes Winner.

Cobra Jet improves off his ultra impressive debut by crushing the field by 13 1/2 lengths in the $50,000 King County Express Stakes today at Emerald Downs to become Curlin to Mischief‘s second stakes winner. First one was last year’s California-bred Two-Year-Old Champion Good With People. This gelding was bred by Mr. and Mrs. William T. Griffin in Washington. Watch race HERE.

Sir Prancealot Sires First Winner in Australia.

Rancho San Miguel shuttle stallion Sir Prancealot has his first 2yo winner in his first Australian crop when Belle Of Yorkes rattled down the Murray Bridge straight to score a breakthrough win on July 3rd.

Read more HERE.

Freshman Sire Danzing Candy has first winner!

Freshman sire Danzing Candy gets his first winner when Love Candy gamely breaks maiden in debut today at Golden Gate Fields on May 28. Bred and owned by Stuart Tsujimoto and trained by Ed Moger, Jr.  (Watch race HERE).
Read more at TDN HERE.

What stallion is the lifetime leader by average earnings per starter in North America?

For the answer click HERE.

Hints:  He is also the leading sire for percentages of black type winners AND black type horses for lifetime races run in North America.