Drinkin and Dialin Breaks Maiden in Wire-to-Wire Fashion

Pleasanton, CA (June 24, 2018)-Drinkin and Dialin wired a maiden special field of sprinters by two and a half lengths to earn his diploma in his second outing.

Bred in California by his owner Jim Robinson, the four-year-old is a son of Old Topper out of Angi’s Wild Cat, by Ministers Wild Cat.

Drinkin and Dialin has earned $24,336 from this win and his third place finish in his debut.

Minister of Soul Goes Wire-to-Wire in Lone Star Maiden Special

Grand Prairie, TX (June 15, 2018)-Minister of Soul took a Lone Star Park maiden special wire-to-wire by five lengths to graduate in just his second lifetime outing.

The gelded son of Ministers Wild Cat out of Sensitive Soul, by Bernstein was a $16,000 Norcal yearling and is a half to stakes winner Raised a Secret ($492,130) and stakes placed Image of Joplin ($283,157). He was bred in California by Dahlberg Farms.

Ministers Wild Cat stood for $4,000 live foal in 2018 and is currently the sixth ranked California sire.

Fly to Mars Wins at Santa Anita

Arcadia, CA (June 10, 2018)-Gary Barber’s homebred Ministers Wild Cat gelding garnered a win in a Santa Anita allowance turf mile.

Fly to Mars won by over two lengths the four-year-old improved his record to four wins, two seconds and a third from thirteen lifetime starts. His bankroll is now $177,858.

Fly to Mars is out of Warren’s Flyer, by Doc Gus and he ran the mile in 1:34 over the Santa Anita lawn.

Old Topper Daughter Takes Santa Anita Allowance

Arcadia, CA (June 7, 2018)-Queen Bee to You picked off a very evenly based field of Cal-bred fillies and mares sprinters on the Santa Anita down hill course. Scoring by open lengths the filly has now won three races.

Queen Bee to You is a stakes placed daughter of Old Topper out of Silk Queen, by Touch Gold and was bred by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC. She is a winner of $202,910 from seventeen starts with thirteen on the board finishes.

Old Topper is a perennial leading California sire with nearly $50,000 plus per starter and stood for $2,500 in 2018.

Daylight Win for Kafwain Juvenile

Auburn, WA (June 3, 2018)-Kafwain‘s debuting son Jackwain scored a three plus length win in a maiden special for two-year-olds at Emerald Downs.

Bred in Washington by Ronald A. Hagen & Nina M. Hagen he is out of the Thunder Gulch broodmare Music and Me, Jackwain was a $29,000 yearling purchase by his now owner Tim Bankers.

Kafwain stands for $2,500 live foal.

Tommy Town’s Life of Illusion Takes Her Second-in-a-Row

Arcadia, CA (May 20, 2018)-Life of Illusion picked up her second win, making it two-in-a-row, with her allowance win on the May 20th Santa Anita card.

Life of Illusion went wire-to-wire, scoring by a head, over the seven furlong distance in game fashion.

The four-year-old daughter of Harlan’s Holiday and Atlantic Park, by Awesome Again has a record of six outings, two wins and two seconds with earnings of $89,760 for her owner Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC.

Six Pack Gal First Winner for Boisterous

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by Mary LaRue
Arcadia, CA (May 17, 2018)-Tommy Town Thoroughbreds’ homebred Six Pack Gal was the first starter and first winner for the stable’s freshman sire Boisterous when she rolled to an impressive debut score at Santa Anita Park May 17.

Facing seven other juvenile fillies in the 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight, Six Pack Gal broke behind Derby Luck, Rolinga, and Swing Thoughts, but rushed up on the outside to grab the early lead. She clicked off fractions of :23.08 and :47.18 through the first half-mile, then opened up through the stretch to win by 3 1/2 lengths in a final time of :53.38 over the fast main track.

The California-bred filly is out of the Forest Camp mare Heart Six, who has also produced stakes-placed Light Up the Sky and four other winners from seven foals to race.

A son of Distorted Humor, Boisterous was a grade 1 winner on the turf, winning the 2013 Man o’ War Stakes (G1T). Racing from age 3 to 7, he accumulated seven victories and seven placings from 23 graded efforts. He retired with a record of 12-3-4 from 35 starts and $1,458,792 in earnings.

Boisterous, who is from the family of grade 1 winner Gold Fever, stands at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds for a fee of $5,000.

 

Bella Luma Posts Upset in Golden Poppy Stakes

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By Chuck Dybdal
Albany, CA (May 12, 2018)-Bella Luma ($26.20) got patient handling from Catalino Martinez and rallied from well off an honest pace to score a convincing victory in the $60,075 Golden Poppy Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday.

Overlooked in the wagering despite a two-race winning streak, Bella Luma had only one rival beaten heading into the first turn. She moved up a bit on her own down the backstretch as Dalsaros and Turkish Tabby were going at a good pace up front.

Martinez was basically biding his time and began to move midway around the second turn. He had the winner in full stride at the quarter pole as the field began its turn for home.

“He knew there was a lot of speed, and they were kinda all jammed together inside,” winning trainer Ed Moger Jr. said of the trip worked out by his jockey.

Moger and Martinez were not worried about being wide since they had a clear path to the wire, and Bella Luma looked a winner as the field approached the eighth pole.

She defeated favored Coachwhip by 1 1/4 lengths, winning the 1 1/16-mile turf test in 1:43.12. Coachwhip, who sat a bit farther back than in recent tries, rallied from midpack to be second by a head over Dreamarcher, who was last until entering the stretch. Dreamarcher’s stablemate Turkish Tabby was fourth.

“We liked her last year, but she’s a big filly and getting better with age,” Moger said of the winner, a 4-year-old daughter of Ministers Wild Cat.

Thomas Bachman is the breeder and co-owner with Linda J. Brown.

Bella Luma earned $39,400 for her fourth victory and first stakes win in 13 starts. Her career earnings are now $136,317.

Sophomore Filly by Ministers Wild Cat Goes Wire-to-Wire at Santa Anita

Arcadia, CA (May 4, 2018)-Summer Down Now went wire-to-wire scoring by daylight in the Santa Anita third race on Friday.

The three-year-old filly by Ministers Wild Cat out of Marry by Summer (Siberian Summer) began her career in January and now has faced the starter four times getting the win today. Her record shows a win and a second place finish with earnings of $23,280.

Ministers Wild Cat is currently the sixth ranked California sire and was the sixth ranked California sire in 2017; with over $2.1 million in earnings. He is standing for $4,000 in 2018.

Kafwain Filly Takes Her Fourth-In-A-Row

Albany, CA (April 29, 2018)-Kafwain‘s Skeeter Davis got her fourth-in-a-row while capturing a Golden Gate Fields mile and one-sixteenth allowance race on the lawn.

Skeeter Davis returned from an eleven month lay-off to take an April 1st mile turf race and that was preceded by two wins in 2017. Her overall record is now a stellar fourteen outings, five wins with two seconds and thirds.

She has earned $60,995 for her connections including the $22,200 today. The mare is out of Rule the Storm, by Tribal Rule and was bred by Nick Alexander.