Third Win In a Row For Tommy Town Homebred

Grantville , PA (March 16, 2018)-Tommy Town homebred Pray With Faith picked up his third-win-in-a-row with a daylight score in a $28,000 Penn National allowance race.

Overall the California-bred son of Aragorn and Unbridled Prayer, by Songandaprayer now has won four of his last five starts. His lifetime record shows twelve starts, four wins and four seconds with over $70,000 in earnings.

Ministers Wild Cat Sires Two Winners on Santa Anita Card

Arcadia, CA (March 15, 2018)-Ministers Wild Cat sired two winners on the Santa Antia card with winners Willy Tell Him in the second race and Easydoes It Please in the fourth.

Easydoes It Please graduated in a maiden special going six and a half furlongs in her second start. Out of the Gulch mare Big Easy the sophomore filly has earned $33,480.

Willy Tell Him has won his first two starts and has earned $36,000. He is out of Big City Danse, by Joyeux Danseur.

The two Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC homebreds were both trained by Steven Miyadi and both were ridden by Franklin Ceballos.

Ministers Wild Cat is currently the sixth ranked California sire and was the sixth ranked 2017 California sire with over $2.1 million in earnings. He is standing for $4,000 in 2018.

Alexander’s Homebred Tough Sunday Gets First Stakes Win as He Takes $100,000 Sensational Star S.

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ARCADIA, Calif. (March 11, 2018)–A switch from 6 ½ furlongs on turf to a muddy main track, five scratches and a perfect stalking trip under Joe Talamo resulted in Nick Alexander’s homebred Tough Sunday notching his first-ever stakes win in Sunday’s $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Steve Miyadi, the 6-year-old full horse by Alexander’s Grazen, prevailed by one length over a fast closing Solid Wager while getting the distance in 1:15.68.

Out of Alexander’s General Meeting mare Sunday Dress, Tough Sunday was orphaned at birth, pale-fed for the first six months of his life and today, in his 18th career start, he enjoyed his biggest win. Needless to say, emotions were running high in the Winner’s Circle.

“I’m shaking, I’m going to cry,” said Alexander. “We thought several times that he was the best horse in the race and he would just miss. With this one, everything worked out. The right horses scratched, he had the right spot outside of the speed. Joe rode him perfectly, the track was a little off, which is in his breeding and he just sailed.”

Second, a neck off favored Richard’s Boy a quarter mile out, Tough Sunday switched leads on cue straightening for home and took command a furlong out under aggressive handling.

“What a cool horse, he pretty much did all the work today,” said Talamo. “I just put him in the race. We had a great set up with Masochistic and Richard’s Boy inside of us and we just sat off of them and then he did all the work down the lane.

“His name suits him pretty well. That’s so remarkable for him to not only make it to the races, but to go on and win a stakes like this.”

The third choice at 9-2 in a field of nine older horses bred or sired in California, Tough Sunday paid $11.60, $5.80 and $4.40.

With the winner’s check of $60,000, Tough Sunday now has earnings of $333,838. His overall mark now stands at 18-5-5-5.

“When I first went to go work for (the late) Mike Mitchell, that’s where I met Nick,” said the ordinarily staid, but emotional Miyadi. “That was a long time ago and Mike told me that the number one rule was that when I stood with him, there was no cheering. I know (Mike’s) watching and I know he’s mad, because I cheered, the length of the stretch today. This horse has had a lot of things against him and he’s overcome them.”

Ridden by Martin Pedroza, Solid Wager rallied from next to last to take second by a neck over Smokey Image. Off at 7-1, Solid Wager paid $6.60 and $4.80.

Mid-pack early, Smokey Image rallied well under Tyler Baze for third money, finishing a half length in front of Tribal Storm. Off at 9-1, Smokey Image paid $5.80 to show.

Fractions on the race were 21.71, 44.46 and 1:09.05.

Tommy Town Homebred Picks Up Win Number Three

Arcadia, CA (March 3, 2018)-Tommy Town homebred Ms Wakaya earned her third lifetime win in taking a Santa Anita allowance race by three parts of a length.

The four-year-old daughter of Flower Alley out of Ms Vanenzza, by Successful Appeal earned $43,680 for the win and now has earned $198,366 from her thirteen starts showing three wins, three seconds and a single third place finish.

The winner was in a stalking position in this a six and a half furlong main track event before gamely finishing and stopping the timer in 1:15.78.

Mr. Hinx 2017 Champion Cal-bred Three-Year-Old

by Tracy Gantz
Arcadia, CA (March 2, 2018)-Trainer Steve Miyadi heard about Mr. Hinx well before he ever laid eyes on him, first from owner/breeder Gary Barber and then from Tommy Town Thoroughbreds manager Mike Allen. (read more)