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.

Determined Allowance Victory for Callmemarthajane

Youngstown, OH (April 12, 2023) – Callmemarthajane, our 4-year-old daughter of Gun Runner, has finished first or second in four dirt starts. Her latest visit to the winner’s circle came after aa hard fought victory against allowance company going one mile in the 4th race at Mahoning Valley Race Course.

Breaking from post four in the field of seven, Callmemarthjane and the horses to her inside all wanted the lead. Wide around the first turn, she settle two lengths off the leader down the backstretch. The leader opened up going into the far turn and Callmemarthajane began a chase that lasted to the wire. She never gave in, nor did the leader, and the two fillies fought tooth and nail to the finish. Callmemarthajane prevailed by a head in a game effort.

To watch the replay, click here. Select April 12 on the calendar and then race 4.

Trained by Jonathan Wong, she was bred by Mulholland Springs LLC and Candyland Farm. She is out of the Canadian Champion Sprinter, Youcan’tcatchme, a daughter of The Daddy.

Stanford Filly Dazzles in Santa Anita Debut

Arcadia, CA (April 7, 2023) – Stanford filly Long Mayshe Reign made a very impressive career debut, taking the field wire-to-wire to win the 7th race at Santa Anita Park, a six furlong allowance over the firm turf course.

Rocketing from the gate, the 3-year-old filly was clear of the field that included older fillies and mare before five strides had been taken. She rated kindly for jockey Draden Van Dyke down the backstretch and around the turn. Asked to go coming off the turn, she turned in an under twelve second fifth furlong to lead by four passing the eighth pole. That was all the pair needed and she was geared down to the wire to win by an easy two lengths.

Long Mayshe Reign was bred by Tanya Rae Freeman and she races for her breeder and Dan Freeman. Trained by Mark Glatt, she was produced by the First Defence mare, A Kiss for Maria.

A Little Bit Crazy Breaks Maiden; Love’em N Leave’em Remains Undefeated in 2023

Albany, CA (March 26, 2023) – Two more wins this week for Tommy Town homebred progeny by Stanford. Today at Santa Anita, A Little Bit Crazy took the lead at the start and fought tooth and nail when challenged to break her maiden by a half-length going one mile over the fast main track in the 4th race.

Setting a sensible pace, she responded when pressured down the backstretch. Opening up around the turn, the other came running through the stretch, but A Little Bit Crazy found more with every stride. Nearly headed inside the final sixteenth, she fought back and proved best by a half-length.

Trained by Jonathan Wong, she has earned $74,980.

A Little Bit Crazy was produced by the Lemon Drop Kid mare, Lemon Drop Sis.

On March 19, Love’em N Leave’em raised his lifetime earning to $118,778 with his game performance going five and one-half furlongs over the all weather in the 2nd race at Golden Gate Fields. It is his second win in as many starts this season.

Keeping the pacesetter honest from second, Love’em N Leave’em took over the lead at the top of the stretch and dug in when two closers came calling late to win by a neck.

Love’em and Leave’em is out of the winning First Samurai mare, Sheza First Samurai. He is also trained by Jonathan Wong.

Stanford Filly Earns Second Stakes Victory of 2023

Florence, KY (March 17, 2023) – Opening Buzz, our homebred filly by Stanford, kept her unbeaten streak sprinting over all weather surfaces intact with a gutsy victory in the $125,000 WEBN Frog Stakes going six furlongs at Turfway Park.

Breaking from the inside post, Opening Buzz was away with the field, but there were four other fillies that wanted to go at it early. Keeping them in sight down the backstretch, she began to close in going into and around the turn. Widest of all at the top of the stretch, she took aim and caught the leaders inside the final furlong. She gamely dug in when another closer came to her in the final strides to win by a neck.

The post parade beginas at 18:20. The race at 20:00 on the video below.

Scoring her second stakes victory of the season, Opening Buzz takes her career record to five wins in eight starts, with earnings of $201,993. Trained by Jonathan Wong, she was produced by the Unbridled’s Song mare, Open Mic.

Stanford Son Scores Fourth Win; Earnings over $100,000

Albany, CA (February 24, 2023) – Love’em N Leave’em earned his fourth career victory and took his earnings over the $100,000 mark in today’s 2nd race at Golden Gate Fields going six furlongs over the all weather.

The 4-year-old Tommy Town homebred son of Stanford flew out of the gate and was quickly joined along the inside by multiple stakes winner Bettor Trip Nick. The two engaged in a tactical match race the rest of the way. Love’em N Leave’em took the lead at the top of the stretch and dug in gamely to hold off his very stubborn foe to the win. In the end a neck separated the two.

Trained by Jonathan Wong, Love’em N Leave’em’s dam, the winning First Samurai mare, Sheza Firstsamurai, is also a Tommy Town homebred. His earnings now stand at $100,058.

Stanford Son Special Moment Wins Startac Stakes

Phoenix, AZ (January 18, 2023) – Special Moment, the 3-year-old son of Stanford, rallied from last to first to win the $60,000 Startac Stakes* going seven and one-half furlongs over the firm turf course at Turf Paradise.

The Tommy Town-bred gelding galloped along in back through the opening half-mile. Coming three wide around the final turn, he moved further our for the final furlong. He closed with every stride and got up in closing moments to win by three-quaters of a length.

Special Moment races for Chris S. Aulds and Gaylon McGee and he is trained by Bart Hone. He is out of the Blame mare, Blame It Onethesong.

*Note: Due to the structure of the purse, this race does not qualify as black-type.

The Honorable One Takes Mahoning Valley Feature

Youngstown, OH (February 9, 2023) – The Honorable One, our son of Honor Code, captured the feature race on the card at Mahoning Valley, a one mile allowance over the fast main track.

Breaking well from post seven, he was full of run just behind the leading pair through a pedestrian opening quarter. Finding room along the inside, he quickly assumed the lead approaching the half-mile pole and never looked back. He opened up around the turn and rolled through the stretch to win by two and one-quarter lengths.

To watch the race, CLICK HERE and choose February 9 on the calendar and then choose race 7.

The Honorable One was bred in Kentucky by Branch Thoroughbreds and he was produced by the Tiznow mare, It Tiz. He is trained by Jonathan Wong.