MSW Victory Second Time Out for Heaven and Earth

Indianapolis, IN (June 1, 2023) – Heaven and Earth, who was second in her career debut on May 2, moved up the board one spot and earned herself a visit to the winner’s circle after the 7th race at Horseshoe Indianapolis.

Ten fillies were seeking their maiden special weight victory over the six furlong trip over the main track. Away in sharp style, our 3-year-old Gormley filly was part of a three-horse battle for the lead. She poked her head in front going into the turn and came away with a clear lead at the top of the stretch. She was chased the rest of the way to the wire, but had enough left in the tank after her early efforts to win by three-quarters of a length.

Forward the video below to the 3:30.30 to see the prerace or 3:44.15 for the race itself.

Heaven and Earth was bred in Indiana by Deann Baer and Greg Baer DVM. Out of the stakes winning Aljabr mare, Northern Kraze, she is trained by Jonathan Wong.

Golden Microphone Shimmers at Santa Anita

Arcadia, CA (May 28, 2023) – Stanford filly Golden Microphone, our homebred full-sister to our multiple stakes winner Opening Buzz, made her second career start a winning one in the 6th race at Santa Anita.

Drawing post six in the field of nine fillies and mares, she zipped out of the gate and was quickly joined by two inside speedsters. Pressing from second, she drew even with the leader around the turn of the six furlong turf dash. Racing a little greenly at the top of the stretch, jockey Kyle Frey got her mind back on business in the final furlong and she drew away to win comfortably by nearly two lengths.

Third in her debut over the main track, Golden Microphone is trained by Jonathan Wong. She is out of the Unbridled’s Song mare, Open Mic.

She’s Inthearmynow Reports to the Winner’s Circle

Albany, CA (May 19,2023) – She’s Inthearmynow made her 2023 debut and she dashed her way to victory in the 5th race at Golden Gate Fields going five furlongs over the firm turf course.

Our 3-year-old Army Mule filly flew out of the gate and quickly cleared the field. She opened up around the turn and into the stretch. Closers came running, but she had plenty left to win in easier fashion than the final margin would indicate.

Bred by Richard Forbush, she is out of the Fed Biz mare, First Fed Biz. She is trained by Jonathan Wong.

Carole Lombard Stars for Grazen in Campanille S.

Albany, CA (April 30, 2023) – Carole Lombard made it three stakes winners in two days for Grazen as the 3-yera-old filly earned the initial black-type of her career in the $75,450 Campanile Stakes going one mile over the firm turf course.

Named for the true love of Clark Gable’s life and a comedy star in her own right, Carole Lombard the equine version, was coming off an allowance win over the same distance at Santa Anita. Today, she rated in fifth for the first half-mile. Taking the outside route around the turn and into the stretch, she took over an eighth of a mile out and kept her margin safe to the wire to win by three-quarters of a length.

Carole Lombard is another homebred stakes winner for Nick Alexander. Trained by Phil D’Amato, she was produced by the stakes-placed Afleet Alex mare, Shesabronxbomber.

Stanford Filly Rolls in Santa Anita Turf Allowance

Albany, CA (April 29, 2023) – Stanford filly Carmen Miranda earned her first victory of the season and fourth victory lifetime closing out the card at Santa Anita Park, an $83,888 allowance sprinting down the hillside turf course.

Sharply away, she kept the leader in sight from second all the way down the hill. Taking over as they crossed over the main track, she quickly separated herself from the rest of the field and kept it that way to the finish, coming home best by nearly two lengths.

Carmen Miranda is a homebred for Nick Alexander and she is trained by Phil D’Amato. The stakes-placed 4-year-old has won or placed in nine of her twelve career starts and she has earned $231,422. She is out of the winning Tribal Rule mare, Miranda Rose.

Stakes Double at Golden Gate for Grazen

Albany, CA (April 29, 2023) – Grazen daughters Alice Marble and Rose Maddox added to their respective list of stakes victories as they both visited the winner’s circle today at Golden Gate Fields.

Multiple stakes winning 6-year-old Alice Marble led things off with a rousing, come from behind victory in the $76,350 Camilla Urso Stakes going five furlongs over the firm turf course. Near the back of the field of eight after the first half-mile, she unleased a devastating turn of foot in the final furlong to get up in the last jumps to win by a head.

Alice Marble is what the term “model of consistency” defines. Since breaking her maiden in her fourth career start, she has never finished worse than third in her subsequent twelve starts. Overall, she has eight wins, two seconds and three thirds in her sixteen outings and she has earned $515,880. Trained by Phil D’Amato, she is out of the winning More Than Ready mare, Unsung Heroine.

Two races later, 4-year-old Rose Maddox scored her second stakes victory in the $77,250 Golden Poppy Stakes going a mile and one-sixteenth on the turf. Breaking from the inside post in the field of ten, she settled into ground saving trip a half-dozen lengths off the leaders. She moved off the rail and to the outside coming off the final turn. She ran down the leading pair and held another closer safe in the final yards to win by a neck.

A Nick Alexander homebred, as is Alice Marble, Rose Maddox was produced by the multiple stakes-placed Unusual Heat mare, Heat the Rocks. Trained by Steve Miyadi, her consistency rivals that of her stablemate. In fourteen starts, she has won or placed twelve and her earnings now stand at $307,782.

Tommy Town Filly 50th Winner for Stanford

Albany, CA (April 22, 2023) – Tommy Town homebred filly Get My Point became the 50th individual winner for her sire Stanford with her maiden victory over one mile in her turf debut today at Golden Gate Fields.

With 87 starters in his first two crops, (no 2023 2-year-olds have yet started), Stanford’s winners from starters percentage is 57%. He is currently the leading Third Crop Sire in California, for stallions that have stood their entire careers in the Golden State.

Get My Point had started seven times prior to today, with every start coming over the Tapeta surface. The 3-year-old was not without success, as she finished second or third five times, but the visit to the winner’s circle was elusive until she stepped onto the firm turf course. At home from the beginning, she was way well under jockey Armando Ayuso. The pair settled in a stalking position two lengths off the battle up front and their position remained unchanged for the opening six furlongs. Ayuso moved her off the rail midway around the final turn, asked her to go. Get My Point was quick to respond. She charged to the lead as they came off the turn, opened up midway home, and with ears up, galloped under the wire an easier winner than the length and one-quarter margin would indicate.

Trained by Jonathan Wong, she was produced by the Indian Charlie mare, Didugetmypoint.

The Honorable One Goes Wire-to-Wire at Keeneland

Lexington, KY (April 19, 2023) – The second winner at this season’s Keeneland Spring meeting for Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC is The Honorable One, who took the field wire-to-wire going seven furlongs over fast main track.

Jumping out of the gate, he hustled to the lead and maintained a half-length advantage down the backstretch. He put away the pace prompter and opened up around the turn. He doddled a bit without competition in the lane, but when fresh challenges arose, he responded and held them clear to win by one length.

Bred in Kentucky by Branch Thoroughbreds, he is trained by Jonathan Wong. He was produced by the multiple stakes winning Tiznow mare, It Tiz.

Praise and Honor Triumphs in Keeneland Allowance

Lexington, KY (April 14, 2023) – Praise and Honor, who has six wins and is listed stakes-placed over the all weather, earned her first career victory over the dirt surface with very game performance in the 8th race at Keeneland, a $121,723 allowance going six and one-half furlongs.

Our 6-year-old daughter of Honor Code drew the outside post in the field of eight. Sitting a stalking trip in third down the backstretch, she took up the chase approaching the far turn. She engaged the leaders from the three path and fought tooth and nail every step of the final two furlongs. At the wire, she proved the most tenacious to win by a head.

Trained by Jonathan Wong, Praise and Honor was bred in Kentucky by Breffni Farm. She has won or placed in ten of her sixteen career starts and she has earned $248,588. Out of the stakes-winning Speightstown mare, Going to Kukaro, Californians will recognize she comes from the Golden Eagle Farm family that produced G1-winner Jeanne Jones and the brilliantly fast Beautiful Glass.

Stanford Filly Wins First Time Out

Albany, CA (April 14, 2023) – Endless Dream, our homebred 3-year-old daughter of Stanford, made a winning debut in the opener on the card at Golden Gate Fields going five and one-half furlongs over the all weather surface.

Tracking the leader throughout, she mounted her challenge at the top of the stretch. She looked to be going on by in midstretch, but she was carried out to the middle of the track by the leader and crossed the line a half-length back. The stewards reviewed the race and awarded the victory to Endless Dream.

Endless Dream was produced by the Lemon Drop Kid mare, Lady Lemon Drop. She is trained by Jonathan Wong.