Heartwood, Multiple Graded Stakes Performer By Tapit, To Enter Stud at Rancho San Miguel

Heartwood, 2014 gr./ro.h., Tapit – Maple Forest by Forestry                                      (photo credit: Joe DiOrio)

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.

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.

Sir Prancealot Misses Both Run Huge in 2020 Breeders Cup races.

After Beau Recall was withdrawn for consideration for the Breeders Cup Mile, only 2 Sir Prancealot progeny were left in the 2020 Breeders Cup Championship races: Miss Amulet and Lady Prancealot.

On Friday November 6th, Miss Amulet made her United States debut in the $1,000,000 Breeders Cup Juvenile Filly Turf Stakes-G1.  She settled into a spot behind the leaders on the rail with nowhere to go and was still 7th as they turned into the stretch when she suddenly moved to the middle of the track and closed strongly to grab second before just getting nailed and finishing 3rd in the final jumps beaten 2 3/4 lengths.  Watch race HERE.   This was the 17th Irish-bred Sir Prancealot progeny to race in North America and her debut was the single most impressive as she become the 9th stakes horse (including 4 Stakes winners) among those starters here.

The next day, Lady Prancealot, dismissed as the longest shot in the race at 73.90 to 1ran in the $2,000,000 Maker’s Mark Breeders Cup Filly and Mare Turf Stakes-G1.  She also settled into a spot behind the leaders on the rail and also was still 7th as they turned into the stretch, then she moved to the outside and close smartly to finished 4th beaten less than one length in what was perhaps the best race of her life.  Watch race HERE.

Good With People becomes first Stakes Winner for Curlin to Mischief

Fresh off a runner up finish in the Graduation Stakes, Good With People wins the I’m Smokin Stakes at Del Mar on Friday, September 4th for his second win in three starts running the 6 furlongs in a snappy 1:10 1/5 while becoming the first stakes winner for his sire Curlin to Mischief.  He has now earned $106,000.  Watch race HERE.

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

Miss Amulet continues Cinderella Story wins G2 at York

Miss Amulet continued her Cinderella story, going from $1,200 weanling to $9,800 yearling to being unplaced in first two starts at 2. She then won her 3rd start by 5 lengths. In first start vs. winners, she finished a good second and followed that up by winning a Listed stake while vanquishing the winner of her previous race. In her next start at York yesterday, she won the Sky Bet Lowther Stakes-G2 (pictured above).  Watch race HERE.
Is currently being pointed to the Cheveley Park Stakes-G1  at Newmarket. Who knows what her ceiling will be?  Could it be the Breeders Cup in November?

Two-Year-Olds Start August off in Style for Sir Prancealot

Miss Amulet wins Listed stake at Naas.

First in France on August 2nd, showing his debut win at Saint-Cloud was no fluke, Sir Lancelot (GB) returned to finish a strong 3rd in the Darley Prix de Cabourg-G3 at Deauville.  Watch HERE.

The next day in Ireland, Miss Amulet (IRE) won her stakes debut in style closing resolutely to win the Arqana Irish EBF Marwell S.-L at Naas Racecourse.  Watch HERE.

They are passing the baton to their older sisters next Saturday in the Yellow Ribbon Handicap (G2) at Del Mar: Sir Prancealot females Lady Prancealot (G1), Beau Recall (G2) and Tonahutu account for 3 of the 7 entries.  Stay tuned.

Sir Prancealot progeny celebrate Father’s Day by sweeping Hungarian 1000 and 2000 Guineas.

Sir Prancealot progeny make Dad proud on Father’s Day by sweeping the 1000 and 2000 Hungarian Guineas at Kingscem Park in Budapest. First Antilopa (IRE) wins 1000 Guineas (G3-HUN) in game fashion (Watch race HERE) and shortly thereafter Charlie Firpo (IRE) wins 2000 Guineas (G2-HUN) in similar fashion. (Watch race HERE).

Progeny by Sir Prancealot have shown their versatility during this pandemic-restricted year by winning races in Abu Dhabi, England, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Qatar and the United States.

Sir Busker’s Amazing Ascot run ignites big day for Sir Prancealot

On June 17, Sir Busker made an impressive late run to beat a field of 22 in the Silver Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot for his 3rd win in his last four starts since first stretching out to a mile.  Watch race HERE.

Also, Cotopaxi made her second start a winning one at Chelmsford City to become the first 2yo winner in the United Kingdom for Sir Prancealot this year.  Watch race HERE.  The first two-year-old winner worldwide was accomplished by Shine It Up in Italy 8 days earlier.

Finally, making it a perfect 3 for 3 on the day in the United Kingdom for Sir Prancealot when Half Nutz, who broke her maiden in her final of 8 starts at 2 last year, came back 238 days later at 3 to win a Handicap at Limerick in Ireland. Watch race HERE.

 

Mike’s Tiznow wins Albany S. in consecutive starts 363 days apart.

Mike’s Tiznow, a son of Rancho San Miguel stallion Slew’s Tiznow, won consecutive runnings of the Albany Stakes on June 6, 2020 after winning the same race in his prior start on June 8, 2019.

You can watch the race HERE.  He has now won 5 races in 9 starts and $197,005 for owner Mike Schott and trainer Andy Mathis.

He was bred by Eagle Ridge Racing LLC and was foaled at Rancho San Miguel.