Kafwain Filly Breaks Maiden After 8 Month Layoff

Arcadia, CA (April 20, 2017)-Pay Or Play battled the length of the stretch, after her eight month layoff, to graduate in a Cal-bred maiden $50,000 claimer.

This three-year-old daughter of Kafwain is out of Sky Diver (by Tale of the Cat) and has started twice and with today’s win she has earned $15,345. She was haltered from her initial start for the sum of $50,000.

Kafwain is standing for $3,000 live foal.

Tommy Town Homebred Minster’sadventure Gets Her Fifth Career Win

Sunland Park, NM (April 10, 2017)-Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC homebred Minster’sadventure picked up lifetime win number five on Tuesday by taking a one mile $30,600 allowance race by three and a quarter lengths.

Minster’sadventure is by Ministers Wild Cat and out of Adventurous Spirit (Include), this five-year-old mare has a lifetime record of five wins, eight seconds and a third from twenty-one starts. She was stakes placed in 2016 and has earned $231,115 for her career.

Ministers Wild Cat is currently the eighth ranked 2017 sire in California, he stands for $5,000 live foal in 2017.

Ministers Wild Cat Son Takes Rich Echo Eddie S.

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Arcadia, CA (April 8, 2017)-Gary Barber’s Mr. Hinx, a homebred Ministers Wild Cat gelding, got the win in a game finish of the $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes.

Mr. Hinx is out of Kitten Exchange, by Put It Back and has won three races from five starts all in 2017. He has earned $195,368.

Jockey Tyler Baze, “The entire ride went really well. I wasn’t really expecting to be on the lead. I schooled (Mr. Hinx) in the dirt the last couple workouts because I didn’t really know where I was going to be in the race. Steve (Miyadi) just made me school him in the dirt. So, when he broke in the lead, I wasn’t going to grab a hold of him and cut his air off to take him back behind other horses. He was out there, comfortable.

“He’s a very nice horse with so much talent. I haven’t gotten to the bottom of him yet but I know that there’s a lot there and he’s learning. He’s developing and getting better every day.”

Ministers Wild Cat is currently the eighth ranked 2017 sire in California, he stands for $5,000 live foal in 2017.

First Time Starter S Y Sky Rockets to Five Length Win in $200,000 Evening Jewel S.

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ARCADIA, Calif. (April 8, 2017)–Head and head with heavily favored Miss Sunset turning for home, Nick Alexander’s homebred first time starter S Y Sky powered to a convincing 5 ½ length win in Saturday’s $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes under Joe Talamo.  Trained by Phil D’Amato, the 3-year-old chestnut filly by Grazen got 6 ½ furlongs in 1:17.52.

Off at 6-1 in a field of eight sophomore fillies bred or sired in California, S Y Sky paid $14.80, $7.80 and $3.80.

Out of Alexander’s Sky Mesa mare, Sky Marni, S Y Sky, who broke from post position six, got the winner’s share of $110,000, plus a Cal-bred incentive bonus for breaking her maiden of $17,500, resulting in a total payday of $127,500.

Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Radish, who broke from post two, sat third most of the way and overhauled the favorite by a head at the wire for second money.  Off at 18-1, she paid $13.20 and $4.40.

Miss Sunset, who added blinkers today and broke from the far outside, tired late to finish third, 4 ¼ lengths in front of Starr of Quality.  Ridden by Edwin Maldonado, Miss Sunset was off at 3-5 and paid $2.20 to show.

Fractions on the race were 21.94, 45.63 and 1:11.08.

Old Topper Sires Winners of Maiden Allowance and Starter Allowance Races

Arcadia, CA (April 7, 2017)-Queen Bee to You took a Cal-bred maiden special weights over the mile distance on the Santa Anita lawn.

Queen Bee to You is a three-year-old filly by Old Topper and was bred by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC. She is out of the Touch Gold broodmare Silk Queen. She has earned $66,745 in her eight career starts. Her overall record stands at a win, three seconds and two thirds.

Old Topper also had a starter allowance winner at Golden Gate Fields on today’s card. Maz Kanata a three-year-old filly out of Dom Ba Doomba (by Moscow Ballet) has won three of ten lifetime starts and has earned $35,055. She has been first, second or third in her last five starts.

Old Topper stands for $2,500 live foal.