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Good With People
Good With People, a son of Rancho San Miguel stallion Curlin to Mischief, was voted 2020 California-bred Champion Two-Year-Old Colt recently.
Good With People made his debut at the 2020 Del Mar summer meet easily beating subsequent stakes winner Big Fish in a Maiden Special Weight. In his next start approximately 3 weeks later, he made all of the pace only to be passed late by Positivity in the $100,000 Graduation Stakes. In his third and final start during the summer meet, he led all the way to win the $100,000 I’m Smokin Stakes.
After running 4th in a $150,000 turf sprint at Keeneland in early October, he returned to win the $150,000 Golden State Juvenile at Del Mar in the process evening the score with the aforementioned Positivity. In his final start of 2020, he engaged in a threey-way battle on the lead in the $100,000 King Glorious Stakes, took the lead at the quarter pole only to tire slightly and finished 5th beaten only 1.25 lengths by the winner.
He finished 2020 as the leading money earning two-year-old California-bred with earnings of $203,000 including 3 wins, 2 stakes wins and 1 stakes placing in 6 starts while racing for his breeders J. Kirk and Judy Robison and trainer Peter Miller.
Curlin to Mischief is a son of top sire Curlin ($10,501,800, 2 time Horse of the Year and Hall of Famer) out of national broodmare of the year Leslie’s Lady, who has produced Grade 1 winners Beholder ($6,156,000 and future Hall of Famer), Into Mischief ($597,080 and National leading sire in both 2020 and 2019), Mendelssohn ($2,542,137 and standing at Ashford Stud in Kentucky whose well-regarded first crop are 2021 yearlings) as well as the highest yearling filly ever sold ($8,200,000 in 2019) . Curlin to Mischief stands at Rancho San Miguel in San Miguel, California.
Veteran stallion Surf Cat, a multiple Grade 2-winning millionaire and the sire of 2017 California Horse of the Year Sircat Sally, will stand at Rancho San Miguel in San Miguel, California during the 2021 breeding season. His fee is $2,500, live foal guarantee.
The 19-year-old son of Storm Cat’s multiple graded stakes winner Sir Cat has stood exclusively in California since his retirement from racing in 2009 — originally at historic Old English Rancho and most recently at a small, private farm near Chowchilla.
From nine crops of racing age, Surf Cat has sired 57 winners from 84 starters to date, with lifetime progeny earnings of $4,046,140 and average earnings per starter of $48,168. His five black-type runners are led by Sircat Sally, a $552,860-earner who won three graded turf stakes at Santa Anita Park and California-bred Horse of the Year honors from the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association in 2017. He is also represented by the dual Grade 3 winner San Onofre ($402,730).
Conditioned by the late trainer Bruce Headley, Surf Cat won six Grade 2 races from 6 1/2 furlongs to 1 1/8 miles from 2005 through 2008: the Swaps Breeders’ Cup Stakes and two editions of the Mervyn LeRoy Handicap at Hollywood Park and the Potrero Grande Breeders’ Cup Handicap and two runnings of the San Carlos Handicap at Santa Anita. He also ran second by a head in Hollywood’s 2007 Triple Bend Invitational Handicap (G1) en route to earning $1,045,420 from his 23 career starts.
“I am thrilled to have Surf Cat back; he was one of my favorite racehorses,” said owner Marsha Naify, who campaigned Surf Cat with Headley’s wife, Aase. “Bruce did such a wonderful job training him. He has never been promoted very heavily as a stallion, but he has had some good runners, and I want to make the most of his remaining breeding years.”
Produced by the five-time winner Trust Greta, a multiple graded stakes-producing daughter of the Mr. Prospector stallion Centrust, Surf Cat hails from the family of leading sire Broad Brush.
“We are thrilled to have Surf Cat come to Rancho San Miguel,” said farm owner / manager Tom Clark. “He has an amazingly strong produce record from his small crops to date. We look forward to working with Marsha to help Surf Cat reach his full potential as a sire.”
Surf Cat joins a 2021 Rancho San Miguel stallion roster that features Curlin to Mischief, Danzing Candy, Heartwood, Northern Causeway, Richard’s Kid, Sir Prancealot (Ire), Slew’s Tiznow and Tom’s Tribute. Inspections of all stallions at the Central California farm are available by appointment.
Heartwood, a multiple graded stakes-placed multiple stakes winner by leading sire Tapit, will initiate his stallion career at Rancho San Miguel in California at the conclusion of his racing career in early 2021. The $486,891-earner will stand for a fee of $2,500, live foal guarantee.
The 6-year-old horse, who races for the partnership of Stuart Tsujimoto and David Bernsen, has won or placed in six black-type races at six different racetracks to date, and is scheduled to make two final starts in graded stakes company at Santa Anita Park in January before retiring to stallion duties.
Bred in Kentucky by Blue Heaven Farm, Heartwood sold for $500,000 as the highest-priced weanling at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November Sale, and went on to win three stakes races from the ages of 3 to 5: the $200,000 Steel Valley Sprint Stakes at Mahoning Valley Race Course in 2017, the $75,000 Senator Robert C. Byrd Memorial Stakes at Mountaineer in 2018 and the $100,000 King Cotton Stakes at Oaklawn Park in 2019. The well-traveled sprint specialist also placed in three stakes races in 2018: Aqueduct’s $206,100 Fall Highweight Handicap (G3), Gulfstream Park’s $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (G3) and the $101,800 Bet on Sunshine Stakes at Churchill Downs.
Heartwood is the first foal out of Forestry’s Grade 3-placed multiple stakes winner Maple Forest, a daughter of the Grade 2-placed stakes winner Maple Syrple and half-sister to French Group 3 winner Golden Century who has also produced the multiple stakes-placed winner Luzmimi Princess. His ninth dam is 1946 Broodmare of the Year Bloodroot.
“We are excited to offer West Coast breeders a stallion prospect of this magnitude by North America’s most successful sire of the modern era,” said Rancho San Miguel Owner / Manager Tom Clark. “Not only does Heartwood hold distinction as Tapit’s only dirt stakes winner available in California, he boasts the same broodmare sire as North America’s Leading Freshman Sire of 2020, Nyquist.”
“As a direct male descendant of the breed-shaping stallion A.P. Indy, he also complements our existing stallion roster, which includes sires from the Mr. Prospector, Relaunch and Storm Cat lines.”
In addition to newcomer Heartwood, Rancho San Miguel stands the Grade 1-siring shuttle stallion Sir Prancealot (Ire), 2020 California Leading Second-Crop Sire Curlin to Mischief, multiple Grade 2 winner Danzing Candy, graded stakes winner Northern Causeway, two-time Pacific Classic Stakes (G1) winner Richard’s Kid, Grade 1-placed multiple stakes winner Slew’s Tiznow and Grade 1 winner Tom’s Tribute. Inspections of all stallions are available by appointment.
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.
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.