Arizona Sun Wins Ocotillo Stakes

Phoeniz, AZ (December 3, 2021) – Arizona Sun, the 4-year-old daughter of Ministers Wild Cat, who was second last out in the six furlong Jeff and Jack Coady, Sr. Stakes at Turf Paradise, came home the winner in the Ocotillo Stakes over the same course and distance.

Arizona Sun was prominent from the start. She pressed the pacesetter doggedly. As that one faded away, another challenged. Battling into the final furlong, Arizona Sun would not relent, taking over and drawing away late to win by a length.

Arizona Sun has nine wins, three seconds, and three third in her nineteen career starts. She has earned $197,862 for owner Randy Howg and trainer Robertino Diodoro. Bred by Fleming Thoroughbred Farm, she was produced by the multiple stakes winning In Excess (IRE) mare, Cave Springs.

Two Tommy Town-bred Winners Today

Santa Ynez, CA (November 27, 2021) – Two Tommy Town-bred runners paid visits to the winner’s circle today including on on career debut.

The first was Loud Fusaichi, who made her first race race a winning one in the 4th race at Golden Gate Fields going five furlongs over the all weather. Tracking just off the leaders in the early going, she came three wide into the stretch, closed strongly and pulled away in the final sixteenth to win by a length and one-quarter.

Loud Fusaichi is by Boisterous out of the stakes-placed Fusaichi Pegasus mare, Silent Fusaichi. She races for Tommy Town and is trained by Jonathan Wong.

Let’s Rejoyce, the 4-year-old son of Kafwain, earned his seventh win of the season, zipping to a two length allowance victory going 1,000 yards in the second race at Los Alamitos. Vying for the lead from the break, he proved much the best in the late stages.

Let’s Rejoyce races for Robert Wright and he is trained by Jamey Thomas. He is out of the winning Discreet Cat mare, Joyce and Me.

Winning Double For Tommy Town Homebreds at Golden Gate Fields

Albany, CA (November 21, 2021) – Tommy Town homebreds Ghostly Gal and Knockout Bert, both trainees from the Jonathan Wong barn, scored a winning double for the racing stable today at Golden Gate Fields.

First up was Ghostly Gal, who took the field wire-to-wire in the 3rd race to earn her maiden special weight diploma going one mile over the firm turf course. The 3-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper broke cleanly from the inside post and took the lead a few strides later. She pitched her ears forward and took a relaxed, clear advantage. Challengers emerged around the turn with one to the inside and one to the outside at the top of the stretch. She responded each time she was asked and she came home best by one length.

Ghostly Gal is the second foal from the multiple stakes winning Exclusive Quality mare, R Sassy Lass.

Four races later, 4-year-old Munnings gelding Knockout Bert’s allowance victory unfolded in a similar manner. He drew the rail post in 7th race allowance over the Tapeta going six furlongs. Hustled from the gate, he cleared his field, but did not run off. The closest the rest got to him was going into the far turn. She shook them off and began to draw away at the top of the stretch. He ran strongly to wire to win by two lengths.

Knockout Bert is out of the stakes-placed Distorted Humor mare, Knockout Bert.

Tommy Town-bred Wins Fourth Straight Outing

Vinton, LA (November 20, 2021) – Old Indian Trick, the Tommy Town-bred son of Ministers Wild Cat, won his fourth consecutive outing with his victory in the 2nd race at Delta Downs, a five furlong allowance with a purse of $39,200.

The 6-year-old geldingwas a length off the the pace through the opening quarter. Staying in the three path around the turn, he drew closer, took the lead with a furlong left to run and finished up three-quarters of a length best.

Old Indian Trick has finished in the top three in thirteen of his twenty starts. Racing for Balkrisna Sukharan, he is trained by Chris Richard. He is out of the multiple graded stakes-placed Successful Appeal mare, Ms. Vanenzza.

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Stanford Son Tizlightning Remains Unbeaten With Del Mar Victory

Del Mar, CA (November 19, 2021) – Tizlightning, the son of California’s Leading Freshman Sire Stanford, is now two-for-two in his young career. The bay gelding scored in wire-to-wire fashion in the 3rd race at Del Mar, a $51,400 allowance over the fast main track.

Breaking from the outside post, Tizlightning was not hustled to the lead, but his nature speed carried him to the front with an opening quarter of 21.85. Clearing the field easily, he crossed over set the pace the rest of the trip. That swift early fraction was beginning to catch up with him in the final sixteenth, but he dug in and got to the wire with a head to spare to remain unbeaten.

Tizlightning is a homebred racing for Lori Gallegos and he was produced by the Cee’s Tizzy mare, Tizadream. He is trained by Steve Miyadi.

Maiden Special Weight Victory for The Honorable One

Grantville, PA (November 17, 2021) – A change in tactics produced a winning trip for Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC’s The Honorable One, who earned his maiden special weight condition in the 6th race at Penn National going one mile and seventy yards over the fast main track.

The Honorable One, either by plan or racing circumstances, had been well off the pace in his earlier starts. Today, he found the roll of pacesetting battler to his liking. Fighting off every challenge along the way, and there were many, he overcame it all to win by a neck.

The Honorable One is a 3-year-old son of Honor Code, out of the by the stakes winning Tiznow mare, It Tiz Bred by Branch Thoroughbreds, he is a half-brother to our G1 winning filly, It Tiz Well. He is also a half-brother to our Tiz a Tommy Town, who is the dam of our recent maiden special weight winning 2-year-old, As Amatter of Fact.

Good Old Faithful Dashes to MSW Victory

Albany, CA (November 14, 2021) – Good Old Faithful, our 3-year-old homebred son of Old Topper, took the field wire-to-wire to notch his maiden special weight condition in the 3rd race at Golden Gate Fields going five and one-half furlongs over the all weather course.

Good Old Faithful had made his career debut on Halloween of this year and finished a close second over the same course and distance. In that start he came from off the pace. Today, he was away from the gate sharply and quickly engaged others for the lead. He put away his closest foe around the turn and finished strongly through the stretch to win by a clear length and one-half.

A third generation homebred for Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, Good Old Faithful is out of the Ministers Wild Cat mare, Don’t Lose Faith, who is a daughter of our stakes winning homebred, She’s Gottogetaway. He is trained by Jonathan Wong.

Stanford Bay Third Stakes Horse for California’s Leading Freshman Sire Stanford

Albany, CA (November 13, 2021) – Stanford Bay turned in a gritty performance to finish second, a half-length away from victory in the $63,450 Golden Nugget Stakes going six furlongs over the all weather at Golden Gate Fields.

Our Tommy Town homebred, set the pace and fought valiantly in the final stages is a strong effort. He is the third stakes horse from the first crop of California’s Leading Freshman Sire Stanford.

Shoppingforpharoah Sharp in MSW Victory

Del Mar, CA (November 12, 2021) – Shoppingforpharoah, our 2-year-old American Pharoah filly, earned the first victory of her career in frontrunning style in the 5th race at Del Mar, a five furlong special weight over the firm turf course.

Second in her debut on October 23 over the Santa Anita lawn, she was not to be denied today. She was first at the break and she was never headed. A challenge was made coming off the turn, but jockey Ricardo Gonzales let out a notch and quickly ended any notion of defeat. She won in far easier fashion than the two and three-quarter length margin would indicate.

Shoppingforpharoah is trained by Jonathan Wong and she was bred in Kentucky by Jamm Ltd. She was produced by the stakes-placed Smart Strike mare, Smart Shopping, who is from the direct female family of the storied Phipps family of blue hen Lady Be Good.

Lieutenant Dan Second in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

Del Mar, CA (November 6, 2021) – Lieutenant Dan, the 5-year-old son of Grazen turned in a gallant effort to finish second in the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint going five furlongs over the firm turf course at Del Mar.

Nick Alexander’s homebred gave his all, valiantly chasing the winner ever step. He finished just a length and one-quarter back at the wire and was three and one-half lengths clear of the rest of the field of world class sprinters.

Produced by the Indian Charlie mare, Excusabull, he is trained by Steve Miyadi. He has won or placed in sixteen of his seventeen career starts and he has earned $833,740.