Tommy Town Bred Sophomore Takes AQU Maiden Special

Ozone Park, NY (December 5, 2019)-Tommy Town bred Kid Bourbon (c, 3, Lemon Drop Kid–Top Kisser {GSW, $407,100}, by Old Topper) finished third on debut at Gulfstream Feb. 23 and was subsequently shelved. Completing the trifecta in his return at Belmont Sept. 25, he was second last time over this track and trip Nov. 10. Sent off at 2-1 this time, the bay moved up into a two-wide third, keeping close tabs on the top two through a :47.52 half-mile.

Drawing even with the leaders entering the far turn, Kid Bourbon took control in mid-stretch and extended clear to don cap and gown by 3 1/2 lengths.

The winner is the first foal out of Top Kisser, who is also responsible for the juvenile colt Jive Talkin (City Zip), who finished second on debut at Golden Gate Nov. 24. The Grade III-winning mare was bred back to Violence this spring.

Kid Bourbon was a $120,000 Ylg ’17 FTSAUG.
Lifetime Record: 4-1-1-2, $65,800. O-Bourbon Lane Stable (J. Hill, M. McMahon); B-Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC (KY); T-Mark A. Hennig.

Royal Trump Takes Del Mar Allowance

Del Mar, CA (November 29, 2019)-Royal Trump picked off a Del Mar open allowance race by nearly three lengths and stopped the timer in 1:08.34 while winning his second in a row.

The $41,340 winners share pushed Royal Trump earnings to over $210,000. He has twenty-one lifetime starts, six wins and four seconds and four thirds.

Royal Trump is by Ministers Wild Cat out of Royal Woodman (Woodman) and was bred in California by Mr. & Mrs. Larry Williams.

Ministers Wild Cat stands for $4,000 live foal and is currently sitting at number nine on the California General Sire List with over $1.6 million in 2019 earnings.

Wachtel Stable & Gary Barber Boisterous Homebred Takes Del Mar MSW

Del Mar, CA (November 22, 2019)-California Kook a homebred of Wachtel Stable & Gary Barber got her diploma in a Del Mar maiden special, the two-year-old filly scored by almost three lengths in the off-the-turf mile race.

She is by Boisterous and out of Kukaluka (Comic Strip). California Kook has started two times and earned $31,551.

California’s 2018 leading freshman sire Boisterous and currently the leading second crop sire in the state, is a multiple Grade I winner by Distorted Humor–Emanating, by Cox’s Ridge. He will stand for $3,000 live foal in 2020.

Carnelian Hero Goes Wire-to-Wire at Del Mar

Del Mar, CA (November 22, 2019)-Carnelian Hero went wire-to-wire in taking a Del Mar maiden claimer by a half length.

The two-year-old gelding by Old Topper is out of Cherokee Kiss (Cherokee Run) improved his record to a win, one second and one third place in his three starts. Earnings now $26,360 for the Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC bred gelding.

Old Topper, now pensioned, has over $22 million in progeny earnings and at least 27 stakes winners.

Queen Bee to You an Easy Winner of Betty Grable Stakes

Del Mar, CA (November 17, 2019-A solidly supported second choice at 3-1, Queen Bee to You surged to the lead turning into the stretch and went on to score an impressive triumph in the featured $100,000 Betty Grable Stakes Sunday at Del Mar.

With jockey Flavien Prat in the saddle for his second victory of the afternoon, Queen Bee to You won by four and one-half lengths in 1:22.90 for the seven furlongs.

Shoe It N Moe It closed to be runner-up, three and one-quarter lengths in advance of the 3-5 favorite, Mo See Cal, who faded in the stretch. Fourth in the field of six older California-bred fillies and mares was Creative Instinct. Love a Honeybadger was scratched.

Queen Bee to You, owned by Christopher St. Hilaire and Adam Vali of Newport Beach, Ca., and trained by Andrew Lerner, recorded her sixth win in 31 starts. The five-year-old daughter of Old Topper was claimed for $50,000 December 1, 2016 from a maiden claiming race at Del Mar. First money of $60,000 pushed her career earnings to $481,770.

The winner returned $8, $4.80 and $2.60. Second-place Show It N Moe It paid $7.80 and $3.20, while Mo See Cal paid $2.10 to show.

Queen Bee to You provided Prat with his third consecutive success in the Betty Grable. He won with Majestic Heat in 2017 and Spiced Perfection a year ago. He also won Sunday’s sixth race on Madame Bourbon at $4.