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.

Joe Jackson Goes Wire-to-Wire

Albany, CA (April 26, 2018)-Joe Jackson took the second race at Golden Gate Fields in wire-to-wire fashion. The starter allowance race garnered Joe Jackson $12,240 in purse money.His lifetime earnings are now over $43,000 from eight starts with three wins and four seconds.

Bred in California by Nick Alexander this three-year-old altered son of Ministers Wild Cat and Excusabull ran the five and a half panels in 1:04.69.

Ministers Wild Cat is currently the seventh 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.

Tommy Town Sires Have Another Multiple Win Day

Albany, CA (April 1, 2018)-Ministers Wild Cat daughter Bella Luma has back-to-back winning efforts by taking a Sunday Golden Gate Fields allowance race. She has now started twelve times and has three wins, two seconds and a third for earnings of $96,917. Out of Bold Roberta, by Bold Badgett she was bred by Thomas W. Bachman.

Also at Golden Gate Fields Skeeter Davis, a daughter of Kafwain-Rule the Storm, by Tribal Rule, earned her fourth lifetime win and increased her bankroll to $38,795.

At Sunland Park a Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC homebred Ministers Wild Cat gelded son also has back-to-back wins. He increased his record to twelve starts, three wins and a second for earnings of $68,165.

Tommy Town Sires Get Busy…With Winners

Arcadia, CA (March 30, 2018)-Cow Dog a homebred of Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC graduated on March 30th in her third start. The daughter of Old Topper-Murderer’s Row, by Grand Slam has a win and a second for earnings of $14,745.

Breaking her maiden on March 29th was Tenthousandreasons a daughter of Ministers Wild Cat-Alluring Tune, by Unbridled’s Song. The Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC bred filly has had six starts, with a win, two seconds and two thirds $26,860.

We Will Re Joyce on March 29th picked up her third lifetime win from fourteen starts increasing her earnings to $60,585. This daughter of Kafwain was bred by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds.

Third Win In a Row For Tommy Town Homebred

Grantville , PA (March 16, 2018)-Tommy Town homebred Pray With Faith picked up his third-win-in-a-row with a daylight score in a $28,000 Penn National allowance race.

Overall the California-bred son of Aragorn and Unbridled Prayer, by Songandaprayer now has won four of his last five starts. His lifetime record shows twelve starts, four wins and four seconds with over $70,000 in earnings.

Ministers Wild Cat Sires Two Winners on Santa Anita Card

Arcadia, CA (March 15, 2018)-Ministers Wild Cat sired two winners on the Santa Antia card with winners Willy Tell Him in the second race and Easydoes It Please in the fourth.

Easydoes It Please graduated in a maiden special going six and a half furlongs in her second start. Out of the Gulch mare Big Easy the sophomore filly has earned $33,480.

Willy Tell Him has won his first two starts and has earned $36,000. He is out of Big City Danse, by Joyeux Danseur.

The two Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC homebreds were both trained by Steven Miyadi and both were ridden by Franklin Ceballos.

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