Island Life Wins Debut

Albany, CA (February 26, 2021) – Island Life, our homebred 3-year-old daughter of Ministers Wild Cat, made her first career start a winning one, dead heating for the victory in the opener on the day at Golden Gate Fields going five and one-half furlongs over the all weather course.

Tracking a more experienced foe from second down the backstretch, Island Life challenged around the turn and drew even on the outside with a furlong to run. The two fillies battled to the wire and the photo finish camera could not separate them. The finished one and three-quarter lengths in front of the third place finisher.

Island Life is out of the winning Candy Ride (ARG) mare, Island Candy. She is trained by Jonathan Wong.

Old Topper’s Becca Taylor Undefeated in Three Starts

Arcadia, CA (February 21, 2021) – Becca Taylor, the 3-year-old daughter of Old Topper, kept her undefeated record intact with her victory in the 6th race at Santa Anita, a $63,500 allowance going six furlongs over the main track.

Bet down as the favorite, Becca Taylor drew the outside post and was not the quickest out of the gate. A length off the leaders through the opening quarter, jockey Jessica Pyfer let her find her own stride and she quickly drew even with the leader with three furlongs to run. Neither filly gave up all the way to the wire, but Becca Taylor proved best by a neck at the finish. Her final time was just 1/5 off the winner’s clocking in the Spring Fever Stakes for older fillies two races later.

Becca Taylor has now won on the dirt and turf at Santa Anita after breaking her maiden first out at Los Alamitos. Trained by Steven Miyadi, she has earned $100,800 for owner/breeder Nick Alexander. Her dam is the winning General Meeting mare, Lady Sax.

Kafwain Colt Two-for-Two in 2021

Albany, CA (February 13, 2021) – Should Be Illegal, the 4-year-olds son of Kafwain, earned his second win in as many starts this season with a determined effort in the 3rd race at Golden Gate Fields, a six furlong allowance over the all weather.

Breaking from the outside, he hooked-up with the inside speed and the two carried on their own private match race all the way around. Should Be Illegal never let his rival get to far away and the stretch drive could have gone either way until inside the final sixteenth. Should Be Illegal dug in fiercely and found more to go onto a half-length victory.

Bred by Jim Robinson, he races for the partnership of Jimmy Rex Robinson Trust, Tom Mayo and his trainer, Steve Sherman. A consistent colt, he has won or placed in six of his eight career starts. He was produced by the winning Ministers Wild Cat mare, Angi’s Wild Cat.

Back-to-Back Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC Winners at Golden Gate

Albany, CA, (February 12, 2021) – Wildly Dramatic and Dynasty of Her Own scored back-to-back victories for the Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC racing stable today at Golden Gate Fields.

Wildly Dramatic, the 3-year-old homebred daughter of Ministers Wild Cat earned her maiden trip to the winner’s circle in frontrunning style going five furlongs over the all weather in the 2nd race on the card. She was never seriously challenged and came home an easy three length winner.

Wildly Dramatic is a half-sister to recent stakes winner Loud Mouth. Both were produced by the winning Tale of the Cat mare, Drama Cat.

Multiple stakes winner Dynasty of Her Own made it two wins in a row at Golden Gate, romping by four lengths in the 3rd race, a five and one-half furlong allowance over the all weather.

The 4-year-old filly pressured the pacesetter and was set down in the drive at the top of the stretch. She quickly took the lead and opened up through the remainder of the trip to win by four lengths.

Dynasty of Her Own is a daughter of Shanghai Bobby and the multiple stakes-placed Richter Scale mare, Lady Dynasty. She has five wins and one third in her eight career starts and she has earned $153,048.

Both the winning fillies are trained by Jonathan Wong.

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.