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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.

 

Danzing Candy colts shine at OBS April Two-Year-Old Sale Previews.

The first 2 two-year-olds by first crop Rancho San Miguel stallion Danzing Candy performed well at the April 12 and 13 undertack shows for the OBS Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in training in Ocala, Florida.  These are the first two-year-olds to be sold at auction at a two-year-old in training sale by this highly regarded first crop sire.

On April 12, a colt out of the Tribal Rule mare Public House bred by William Kerr and Jared Kerr and being sold by Mayberry Farms as agent as Hip 49, worked an 1/8th of a mile in an effortless 10 1/5.  Watch work HERE.

The following day, a colt out of the Stormy Atlantic mare Wind N Waves bred by Checkmate Thoroughbreds LLC and being sold by Randy Bradshaw as agent as Hip 404, worked an 1/8th of a mile in 10 2/5.  Watch work HERE.

Sir Prancealot is Leading Sire on First Day at 2021 Adelaide Yearling Sale.

Sir Prancealot (IRE) led all stallions by gross sales ($554,500) and yearlings sold (11) on the first day at Magic Millions 2021 Adelaide Yearling Sale in Southern Australia on March 9.  This is his second crop of yearlings in Australia.   Complete Sir Prancealot Adelaide Yearling Sale results can be found HERE.

The highest priced Sir Prancealot colt (shown above) was Lot 54, out of  Too Cool to Fool (NZ) who sold for $100,000 to Macdonald Gluyas Racing The highest priced Sir Prancealot filly (shown above) was Lot 119, out of Boat Quay (AUS) who sold for $90,000 to Lindsay Park Racing.

Good With People voted 2020 California-bred Champion Two-Year-Old Colt!

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.

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.