Desmond Doss Sharp in Santa Anita Victory

Arcadia, CA (February 5, 2021) – Desmond Doss scored a dominating victory in the 4th race at Santa Anita, a $63,500 allowance going one mile over the fast main track.

Coming off a second place finish last out in his first start off the layoff, the son of Grazen, moved forward as expected. He quickly cleared the field and set a solid pace. He opened up by two around the final turn doubled that plus a little more through the stretch to win easily by four and one-half lengths.

Desmond Doss is a homebred racing for Nick Alexander and he is trained by Steven Miyadi. He is out of the stakes-winning Malek (CHI) mare, Malley Girl.

Tommy Town-Bred Loud Mouth Tops $300,000 in Earnings

Arcadia, CA (January 30, 2021) – Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC-bred Loud Mouth took his earnings over the $300,000 mark with his hard fought victory in the 6th race at Santa Anita, a six furlong allowance with a purse of $63,000.

The 5-year-old son of Boisterous was on the bridle every step of the trip. He pushed the pacesetter just off his tail through the opening quarter and was at his throat latch with two furlongs to run. Another competitor joined in and from there to the wire, it was a three horse battle. Loud Mouth was between horses and would not let the other two get their noses past his. The official winning margin was a head as the triumvirate roared past the finish.

Loud Mouth races for Thomsen Racing LLC and he is trained by Steve Knapp. His dam is the winning Tale of the Cat mare, Drama Cat.

Babe Didrikson Scores Fifth Career Victory

Albany, CA (January 23, 2021) – Babe Didrikson, the 5-year-old Grazen mare, was last early and first when it counted in the nightcap at Golden Gate Fields, a one mile allowance over the all weather surface.

Showing no early speed, Babe Didrikson circled the field five wide around the final turn and into the stretch. She took over inside the final furlong and drew away to win by a length and three-quarters.

She has finished first or second in ten of her career starts and she has earned $138,190. She races for Phillip Paine and is trained by Jose Bautista. Bred in California by Nick Alexander, she is out of the stakes-placed Bartok mare, Chelcee’s Hope.

Ministers Wild Cat Filly Alberta Sun Swiftest Qualifier

Phoenix, AZ (January 21, 2021) – Alberta Sun, the 3-year-old daughter of Ministers Wild Cat, was the swiftest qualifier of the four trials, (including the boys), held today for the ATBA Sales Stakes at Turf Paradise.

Alberta Sun chased the early pacesetters and was forced to go five wide around the turn and into the stretch. She collared the leader inside the final furlong and drove on to win by nearly three lengths. Her final time for the five and one-half furlong main track test was 1:03.84. None of the other trails broke the 1:04 mark.

Racing for Randy Howg, she is from the barn of trainer Robertino Diodoro. Bred in Arizona by Fleming Thoroughbred Farm, LLC, she is out of the winning Tabasco Cat mare, Drifa.

Old Topper’s Becca Taylor Remains Unbeaten in Santa Anita Allowance

Becca Taylor made her first start against winners and 3-year-old daughter of Old Topper kept her unbeaten record intact, with a victory in the 1st race at Santa Anita, a six furlong allowance over the firm turf course.

Speed has been the dominant factor early in the meeting for the sprints coming out of the new chute and coming from off the pace has been rare. Becca Taylor broke sharply from post three but she was not part of the early pace. Tracking from four lengths back, she lost some additional ground in traffic. She moved off the rail and began to make close as the field rounded the turn. She still had a gap to narrow passing the eighth pole, but she kicked into gear and caught the leading pair. Taking over, she threw her ears forward and ran onto the wire much the best by a length and one-quarter.

Becca Taylor races as a homebred for Nick Alexander and she is trained by Steven Miyadi. She was produced by the winning General Meeting mare, Lady Sax.

Ministers Wild Cat Sires Three Tommy Town-bred Winners at Golden Gate

Albany, CA (January 15, 2021) – Opening day of the 2021 season at Golden Gate Fields saw our stalwart California stallion Ministers Wild Cat sire a trio of Tommy Town-bred winners in three of the first five races on the card. Two of the three race in the farm colors.

Kicking off the day, stable member Run the Blues Away broke her maiden in her second start with an on the pace effort going five furlongs over the all weather by a length and one-quarter. Trained by Jonathan Wong, she is out of the winning Eurosilver mare, Blues and Silvers.

The 4th race saw 3-year-old filly Raging Waters come from off that pace after a rocky start to best her allowance foes over the all weather going six furlongs by just over a length. Racing for her trainer Jedd Jamison and Liam Lynch, her career mark stands at three wins from four starts. She was produced by the winning Stormy Atlantic mare, Calm the Sea.

Rounding out the trio was 3-year-old colt Stalking Shadow, who roared down the stretch with an eye-catching closing kick to earn his maiden special weight diploma going one mile over the Tapeta. The Jonatan Wong trainee drew off to win by two and one-half lengths. His dam is the winning Petionville mare, Silent Stalk.

In 2020, Ministers Wild Cat ranked #2 in the state by number of winners and wins by runners that were California-conceived.

Let’s Rejoyce Brings in 2021 With Santa Anita Allowance Win

Arcadia, CA (January 1, 2021) – Let’s Rejoyce, the newly turned 4-year-old son of Kafwain, started the new year off with a solid victory in the 8th race at Santa Anita, a six furlong allowance with a purse of $42,320.

A homebred racing for Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, Let’s Rejoyce has been a model of consistency, having been second or third in his last four outings. Making his first start over the main track at the Arcadia oval, he found it very much to his liking. Pressing the pace while saving ground, he put away the pacemaker at the eighth pole and rolled along through the stretch to win by two and one-quarter lengths. He stopped the clock in a nifty 1:09.20.

Trained by Jonathan Wong, Let’s Rejoyce has won or placed in seven of his nine career starts. He is out of the winning Discreet Cat mare, Joyce and Me.

Tommy Town’s Empire House Impresses in MSW Victory

Cypress, CA (December 18, 2020) – Empire House, our 2-year-old daughter of Empire Maker, made her second start a winning one with a pace pressing trip in the 5th race at Los Alamitos Race Course, a maiden special weight going five and one-half furlongs.

Away sharply from post two, Empire House took up the pace battle with the filly to her inside. Sitting off her saddle for the first three-eighths, Empire House took the turn a bit wide, but she had put the leader away. Clearing off by more than a length, she gamely held her advantage all the way to the wire.

Trained by Jonathan Wong, Empire Way comes from a family with a history of precocity, but they were not sprinters. Bred in Kentucky by Lakland Farm, she is out of the Mineshaft mare, Mama Yay, a full sister to Florida Derby (G1) winner and successful sire Dialed In. Her third dam is the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Eliza, herself a full sister to Santa Anita Derby (G1)winner Dinard.

Old Topper Filly Becca Taylor Makes a Winning MSW Debut

Cypress, CA (December 13, 2020) – Old Topper filly Becca Taylor made a winning debut with an unrelenting stretch run in the finale on the card at Los Alamitos, a five and one-half furlong maiden special weight over the fast track.

Overlooked by the bettors despite a handy gate work on November 24, the juvenile miss was in the third flight through the opening quarter. Forced to go four wide around the turn, she had three lengths to make up at the top of the long stretch at the Cypress oval. The leader was not stopping as she went sub-twelve seconds from the four to five furlong mark, but Becca Taylor kept coming. She caught her in the shadow of the wire to win by a head.

Becca Taylor is a homebred for Nick Alexander and she is trained by Steve Miyadi. She is out of the winning General Meeting mare, Lady Sax, who is from the direct female family of champion Numbered Account.

Three Wins in Last Four Starts for Colt Fiction

Del Mar, CA (November 28, 2020) – Lining up for the 8t race at Del Mar, Ministers Wild Cat son Colt Fiction was favored to make it three wins in his last four starts. The chestnut gelding did not disappoint the faithful as he came home best in the $61,000 allowance going six furlongs over the fast main track.

Breaking from the outside post in the field of nine, Colt Fiction quickly attained a stalking position on the inside speed. He came three wide at the top of the stretch to launch his bid. The leader was tenacious, but Colt Fiction was moreso. He kept coming, catching the pacesetter in the shadow of the wire to win by a head.

Colt Fiction races for Jay Mangoonian and Julie Mangoonian and he is trained by Bill Spawr. Bred in California by Robert Mitchell, he is out of the Eddington mare, Devilish Pro.