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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.

Good With People adds win in $150,000 Golden State Juvenile to resume.

Good With People, by Rancho San Miguel stallion Curlin to Mischief, wins the $150,000 Golden State Juvenile at Del Mar on Saturday, November 7th by holding off his nemesis Positivy by 3/4 of a length for his second stakes win.  He is now the leading candidate for 2020 California-bred champion two-year-old and has earned $199,000.  Watch race HERE.

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

3 by Sir Prancealot Pre-Entered for 2020 Breeders Cup Championship at Keeneland

Two fillies and one mare by Rancho San Miguel stallion, Sir Prancealot, have been pre-entered in the 2020 Breeders Cup Championships to be held November 6th and 7th at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky.

On Friday November 6, two-year-old filly Miss Amulet invades from Europe, fresh off  winning the Lowther Stakes-G2 and finishing 2nd in the Cheveley Park Stakes-G1 in her last 2 starts, to run in the $1,000,000 Juvenile Filly Turf-G1 at a mile on the turf in her stateside debut.  If she starts, she will become only the 17th progeny of Sir Prancealot to start in North America.

The next day, four-year-old Grade 1 winner Lady Prancealot ($640,841), after suffering through some races with little pace in California, returns to Keeneland where she ran perhaps her most impressive race last year winning the Valley View Stakes-G3, to run in the $2,000,000 Maker’s Mark Filly and Mare Turf-G1 at 1 3/16 miles on the turf.

A short time later, six-year-old mare Beau Recall, who has won four Grade 2 (including the last 2 Longines Churchill Distaff Mile Stakes-G2) races and finished second in five Grade 1 races (including a fast closing second in the First Lady Stakes-G1 to last year’s Breeders Cup Mile winner Uni in her most recent start at Keeneland) while winning $1,481,412, is pre-entered in the $2,000,000 Fan Duel Mile Presented by PDJC at one mile on the turf versus open company.

 

Yearlings Aplenty by RANCHO SAN MIGUEL Stallions to sell at Auction NEXT Monday.

More than 20% of the sales catalog in the Fasig-Tipton Sale at Los Alamitos are by stallions that stand at Rancho San Miguel, including 15 yearlings by the red hot first crop sire Danzing Candy, 8 by Curlin to Mischief (sire of recent Del Mar 2yo SW Good to People), 5 by Northern Causeway, 6 by Richard’s Kid, 7 by Slew’s Tiznow, 13 by Tom’s Tribute and 2 by U S Ranger.

First Crop sire Danzing Candy colt tops OBS October Yearling Sale 2nd Day

A colt by California first crop sire, Danzing Candy, topped the second day of the 2020 OBS October Yearling Sale today when sold for $115,000 to Donato Lanni, Agent.  This colt was bred by Valencia and Dan Leach in Kentucky.

More quality Danzing Candy yearlings will be available for sale next Monday, October 19 at the Fasig-Tipton California Fall Yearling Sale to be conducted at Los Alamitos Racetrack in Cypress, California.