Whatsthequestion Takes Penn National Allowance Race

Grantville, PA (April 15, 2016)-Whatsthequestion made it two-in-a-row with a win in a $30,400 Penn National allowance race.

Bred in California by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC Whatsthequestion in his last eleven starts has been off the board only once since October of 2014.

Whatsthequestion is a foal of 2010 and is by Ministers Wild Cat out of You Are the Answer (Horse Chestnut). He earned $18,240 for the three and three quarter length win. He has now earned $184,354 from a record of twenty-seven starts seven victories, eight seconds and five thirds.

Ministers Wild Cat is currently the sixth ranked 2016 California stallion with earnings now over $530,000. He will stand for $5,000 live foal in 2016.

Now Five-in-a-Row for Toledo Eddie

Ozone Park, NY (April 10, 2016)- Toledo Eddie picked up his fifth straight win, with a wire-to-wire score in a $75,000 Aqueduct one mile allowance race in 1:35.14 scoring by a half length.

This son of Ministers Wild Cat is out of Cape Town Charmer (by Cape Town) and he has won three races in four weeks and five-in-a-row dating back to mid-December 2015. Toledo Eddie’s overall record shows fourteen wins, eight seconds and one third from forty-two starts earning $440,551.

Ministers Wild Cat is currently the seventh ranked 2016 California stallion with earnings now approaching $500,000. He will stand for $5,000 live foal in 2016.

Alexander Homebred Tough It Out Rallies to Win $200,000 Echo Eddie

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from SantaAnita.com
ARCADIA, Calif. (April 9, 2016)–Nick Alexander’s homebred Tough It Out came with a late rush to take command a sixteenth of a mile out en route to winning Saturday’s $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes at Santa Anita by 4-1/2 lengths. Trained by Phil D’Amato and ridden by Joe Talamo, the 3-year-old Grazen gelding got 6-1/2 furlongs over a sloppy track in 1:17.60.

“This is just a tremendous feeling,” said D’Amato, who registered his second win of the day and now has a commanding five win lead (39-34) in the Winter Meet trainer standings with just one day remaining. “Mike Mitchell (his late mentor) and Nick Alexander. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them.”

Off at 5-1 in a field of nine California-bred or sired horses, Tough It Out paid $12.20, $5.80 and $3.40. Out of the Marquetry mare Mark Set Go, Tough It Out picked up $120,000 for the win, more than doubling his earnings to $212,790. The Echo Eddie represents his first stakes win and improves his overall record to 8-2-1-2.

“We had a good trip,” said Talamo. “Phil just told me to ride him like Kent Desormeaux on Exaggerator, so we stayed in the five path and went from there. I thought the track was pretty fair for the first few races, and these last few, you can come from behind. It feels great.”

Ridden by Gary Stevens, Gold Rush Dancer made a bold move at the rail three furlongs out, opened up by about three lengths with a furlong to run, but was no match for the winner late.

Off at 6-1, Gold Rush Dancer finished a length in front of Xingontothebone and paid $8.00 and $4.80.

Ridden by Martin Pedroza, Xingontothebone rallied three wide through the lane and proved third-best. Off at 4-1, he paid $3.60 to show.

Fractions on the race were 21.97, 45.53 and 1:11.28.

Toledo Eddie Makes it Four-in-a-row

Ozone Park, NY (April 2, 2016)-Toledo Eddie, less than a month from a Santa Anita allowance/optional claimer field fifteen length win moved on to Aqueduct and proceeded to go wire-to-wire in a $75,000 starter stake for his fourth win in a row.

This son of Ministers Wild Cat is out of Cape Town Charmer (by Cape Town) and is a seven-year-old who earned $45,000 for his recent win and increased his lifetime earnings to $395,551. Toledo Eddie’s overall record shows thirteen wins, eight seconds and one third from forty-one starts.

Ministers Wild Cat is currently the tenth ranked 2016 California stallion with earnings now over $350,000. He will stand for $5,000 live foal in 2016.

Kafister Goes Back-to-Back With Allowance Wins

ARCADIA, CA (March 25, 2016)-The six-year-old son of Kafwain, Kafister picked up his eleventh lifetime win scoring back-to-back in Santa Anita allowance races.

Bobbling at the start Kafister had a stalking trip and got up to score by a nose in 1:09.66.

Kafister is out of the Mari’s Book broodmare Register and has now earned $324,450. His stellar record from twenty-six starts; eleven wins, three seconds and four thirds. In his last seven starts, Kafister has three wins, two seconds and two thirds dating back to July 2015.

Kafwain is currently the eleventh ranked California sire and has 2016 earnings over $300,000 and he is standing for $5,000 live foal in 2016.

Seedsandstemsagain Goes Wire-to-Wire for Second Straight

Arcadia, CA (March 20, 2016)-Seedsandstemsagain picked up his second straight win with a solid wire-to-wire victory going a mile on the Santa Anita lawn.

The five-year-old Old Topper horse earned his diploma last out in a maiden allowance race and today he took home another $21,600 for his win in a starter allowance race; stopping the timer in 1:35.14 for the two and a quarter length score.

Out of Miss Pitz this horse has now earned $119,988 from his fifteen starts. With two wins, five seconds and two thirds Seedsandstemsagain has earned $7,999 per start. He was bred by Jim Robinson, Ron Brewer & Jim Lyberger.

Old Topper will stand for $2,500 live foal in 2016.

Ministers Wild Cat and Kafwain Sire Santa Anita Winners

Arcadia, CA (March 13, 2016)-Tommy Town sires Ministers Wild Cat and Kafwain each sired Santa Anita winners on March 13th.

The Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC homebred Kafwain filly Alwazabridesmaid made it back-to-back scores with her dead heat win in an open allowance race going six and a half furlongs on the main track. The four-year-old filly is out of Lost Bride (by Pioneering) and picked up $30,160 for the win and now has earned $106,690 with three wins and one third from six lifetime starts.

Back Street Cat a daughter of Ministers Wild Cat out of Main Street (by Street Cry (IRE)) picked up her first win and has now earned $20,380. She too was bred by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC.

Toledo Eddie Makes it Three-in-a-Row With 15 Length Score

Arcadia, CA (March 6, 2016)-Toledo Eddie took a Santa Anita allowance/optional claimer field wire-to-wire by over fifteen lengths while earning his third win in a row.

This son of Ministers Wild Cat is out of Cape Town Charmer (by Cape Town) this seven-year-old earned $27,000 for winning and was timed in 1:41.63 and increased his lifetime earnings to $350,551. Toledo Eddie’s overall record shows twelve wins, eight seconds and one third from forty starts.

Ministers Wild Cat is currently the eleventh ranked 2016 California stallion with earnings now over $229,000. He will stand for $5,000 live foal in 2016.

Six Length Allowance Score for Kafwain Filly

Arcadia, CA (February 27, 2016)-Kafwain’s Alwazabridesmaid picked up her second lifetime win with a stunning six plus lengths win in a $59,380 Santa Anita allowance race.

Bred in California by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC and out of the Pioneering broodmare Lost Bride, she has now earned $76,530 in her five race career.

Kafwain is currently the ninth ranked sire in California and in 2015 had earnings over $1,300,000; he will once again stand for $5,000 live foal in 2016.

Kafwain Sophomore Filly Breaks Maiden at Santa Anita

Arcadia, CA (February 26, 2016)-Herunbridledpower a homebred of Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC broke her maiden as the even money favorite scoring by three parts in a five and a half panel event.

The Kafwain three-year-old filly out of Natural Singer R N (by Unbridled’s Song) improved her lifetime record to a win with two seconds from three starts earnings now stand at $31,000. She is a half sister to the multiple stakes winning Singing Kitty.

Kafwain is currently the ninth ranked sire in California and in 2015 had earnings over $1,300,000; he will once again stand for $5,000 live foal in 2016.