Ministers Wild Cat Sophomore Makes it Two-in-a-Row

Arcadia, CA (June 18, 2017)-Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC homebred Cupid’s Beau made it two-in-a-row by taking a Santa Anita claimer by a nose.

The three-year-old is a out of a Lord Carson mare Testify to Love and was sired by Ministers Wild Cat. He has been off the board only once in his last nine outings. Currently he has a record of eleven starts, two wins with three seconds and three thirds. Lifetime earnings are now $54,140.

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

Back-to-Back Wins For Tommy Town Homebred

Arcadia, CA (June 16, 2017)-Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC homebred filly Sheza Firstsamurai made it two-in-a-row with her head win as the 3-5 favorite in a Santa Anita five and a half furlong race.

By First Samurai the three-year-old filly has earned $43,945 from her eight starts. Her record shows two wins and a pair of seconds and thirds.

Out of a stakes winning daughter of Street Cry, Northern Station; Sheza Firstsamurai is a half sister to graded stakes winner Barbados.

Fly to Mars Earns Diploma

Arcadia, CA (June 10, 2017)-Fly to Mars a sophomore son of Ministers Wild Cat took a Cal-bred maiden claimer by a half length at Santa Anita.

Coming back from a year layoff the Gary Barber homebred has now earned $19,260 in his two starts and he is out of the Doc Gus broodmare Warren’s Flyer.

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

Fourth Win for Mr. Hinx

Arcadia, CA (June 9, 2017)-Stakes winner Mr. Hinx the three-year-old son of Ministers Wild Cat picked up his fourth lifetime win from seven starts by getting the win in the opener at Santa Anita going six and a half down-the-hill with a purse of $67,106.

Mr. Hinx is out of Kitten Exchange, by Put It Back and was bred in California by his owner Gary Barber. He has earned $241,048 in his seven race career, all in 2017.

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

Debuting Juvenile Winner for Tommy Town by Ministers Wild Cat

Arcadia, CA (June 1, 2017)-Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC homebred juvenile filly Estherfourfourteen by Ministers Wild Cat graduated in her debut going four and a half panels in 53.4 at Santa Anita.

In a three horse blanket finish the filly prevailed by a nose. Chart reads: “Estherfourfourteen showed good early foot from between rivals, continued two wide around the turn, gained the rail, rallied and gained slim advantage inside sixteenth pole and gamely lasted.”

Out of Timothyfourseven, by Street Boss the filly picked up the Cal bred bonus and earned $32,400 of the purse.

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

S Y Sky Overhauls Miss Sunset to Take $200,000 Melair S

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 29, 2017)–Nick Alexander’s homebred S Y Sky, heavily favored at 2-5, repelled a tenacious Miss Sunset after a protracted stretch duel to take Monday’s $200,000 Melair Stakes by a half length.  Trained by Phil D’Amato and ridden by Joe Talamo, S Y Sky got a mile and one sixteenth in 1:44.69.

Ridden by Mike Smith, Miss Sunset showed the way to the far turn, was collared by the winner turning for home, but proved a most-worthy adversary as she grudgingly gave way well inside the sixteenth pole.

When asked about the psychology of facing Smith in such circumstances, Talamo responded, “I just wish he’d retire, that sonuvagun!  Mike’s filly really tried hard, but my filly is so nice.  She’s getting better with every race and she kept to her task and fought that other filly off.”

Dispatched at 2-5 in a field of six California-bred or sired 3-year-old fillies, S Y Sky, a 3-year-old filly by Grazen, paid $2.80, $2.20 and $2.10.  S Y Sky now has two wins, both stakes, from three starts.  With the winner’s share of $110,000, she now has earnings of $234,560.

“Joe didn’t rush her, but Miss Sunset, she’s no slouch,” said D’Amato.  “She won the Cal-bred stake up north (Campanile at Golden Gate Fields on April 30) and she fought.  It was a great battle down the stretch.”

When asked if he was going to “retire the Melair Cup,” given the fact he’s won the last three runnings of the race named for the great multiple stakes winning Melair, D’Amato responded, “I need the Cal-bred wins, because Bob (Baffert) is too strong everywhere else.”

For his part, Alexander, who owns Grazen and S Y Sky’s dam, Sky Marni and is known to millions of Southlanders from his Nick Alexander Imports radio jingle that states “Nick can’t say no,” he was glad to see recent equine fortunes reversed.

“We’ve had three favorites in a row get their asses kicked, but I could tell our filly was running.  She’s something special.”

Ministers Wild Cat’s Cupid’s Beau Crushes Maiden Claimers

Arcadia, CA (May 28, 2017)-Cupid’s Beau a homebred of Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC crushed a Santa Anita field of maiden claimers by six plus lengths in a wire-to-wire win.

The three-year-old is a out of a Lord Carson mare Testify to Love and was sired by Ministers Wild Cat. He has been off the board only once in his last eight outings. Currently he has a record of ten starts, one win with three seconds and three thirds. Lifetime earnings are now $44,540.

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

Tommy Town as Breeders Scores Double

Arcadia, CA (May 27, 2017)-One I’m Running To a Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC homebred sophomore made it two-in-a-row with a wire-to-wire game effort holding on to prevail by a head in the Santa Anita five and half panel opener.

By Ministers Wild Cat out of Home Runner (Speightstown) has won two of four starts with a second and earnings of $33,680.

At Parx Racing Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC bred The Silent One who was the winner of a seven furlong race in 124.87. He has been first or second in five of the last six starts.

The Silent One is a colt by Tale of the Cat out Silent Fusaichi (Fusaichi Pegasus), he earned $19,200 for the win today and now has earned a total of $50,555 from his eight starts, two wins and three seconds.

Tommy Town Homebred Earns Diploma

Arcadia, CA (May 25, 2017)-Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC homebred filly Sheza Firstsamurai graduated in style by over a length and a half as the 4-5 favorite in a Santa Anita maiden claimer.

By First Samurai the three-year-old filly has earned $34,345 from her seven starts. Her record shows a win and a pair of seconds and thirds.

Out of a stakes winning daughter of Street Cry, Northern Station and she is a half to graded stakes winner Barbados

Eleventh Career Win For Old Topper’s I Will Follow

Albany, CA (May 21, 2017)-I Will Follow earned his eleventh career victory with his latest win at Golden Gate Fields on May 21st. Stumbling at the start the Old Topper son recovered quickly to press the pace and held sway under steady handling.

Bred in California by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC I Will Follow is a gem of consistency having won three-in-a-row and eight of his last ten outings. Overall, he has twenty-two starts, eleven wins, five seconds and three thirds with earnings closing in on $100,000.

Old Topper stands for $2,500 live foal.