Lieutenant Dan Wins Echo Eddie

From Santa Anita Publicity
ARCADIA, Calif. (April 6, 2019)–Nick Alexander’s homebred Lieutenant Dan, who was head and head for the lead into and around the far turn, emerged with a one length advantage a furlong out en route to a 2 ¼ length score under Geovanni Franco in Saturday’s $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Steve Miyadi, the 3-year-old gelding by Grazen got 6 ½ furlongs in 1:17.46.

Sponsored by the CTBA, the Echo Eddie, for 3-year-olds, is part of the lucrative Golden State Series for California-bred or sired horses.

“He’s still a work in progress,” said Miyadi, who sent him north to Golden Gate Fields for four length allowance win going 5 ½ furlongs on March 23. “His last race at Golden Gate helped him, no question. He’s still slow to change leads, not in the morning, but in the afternoon, we’ve got some work to do. I was very happy to get Geo (Franco) back on him. We go way back together to Golden Gate.”

Off at 4-1 in a field of 10, Lieutenant Dan, who is out of Alexander’s Indian Charlie mare Excusabull, paid $10.40, $5.00 and $3.40.

With two wins from five starts coming into today, the Echo Eddie is “Dan’s” first stakes win and with the winner’s check of $110,000, he now has earnings of $184,520.

“He broke really well and the key was to get good position,” said Franco. “There was a lot of speed and the eight-horse (Tap the Wire) was outside of me. When it was time to go, my horse responded really well and we just took off.”

Ministers Wild Cat’s Daughter ‘Erebuni’ Breaks Her Maiden in Second Out

Arcadia, CA (March 31, 2019)-Erebuni went wire-to-wire in a six furlong maiden race to take the opener at Santa Anita.

The three-year-old daughter of Ministers Wild Cat and Yet Anothernatalie, by Storm Boot took the field by a length in her second lifetime start.

Bred by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC and owned by Petrosian Brothers Racing Stable she has now earned $19,951.

Old Topper Filly Goes Wire-to-Wire in Maiden Special

Albany, CA (March 23, 2019)- Tip Top Gal broke her maiden in a wire-to-wire effort by an easy three lengths in a Golden Gate Fields maiden special weight race.

Covering the six panels in 1:10.14, on the Tapeta surface, the three-year-old Old Topper filly has now earned $30,656 in her career.

The filly was bred by her owners George Schmitt & Mary Clare Schmitt and is from the Royal Anthem mare El Sierra Tahoe.

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds Homebred Graduates in Maiden Special

Grantville, PA (March 22, 2019)-Don’t Blame Bertie a Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC homebred sophomore filly graduated from the maiden ranks with virtually a wire-to-wire victory at Penn National.

Don’t Blame Bertie is a three-year-old homebred by Blame out of the stakes-placed multiple winner Knockout Bertie, (Distorted Humor). She has three lifetime starts; her maiden win and she also has a second and a third place finish and has earned $23,900.

Kafwain Filly Cruises to a Fifteen Length Win

Albany, CA (March 17, 2019)-Faithful One coming back to the races off a six month layoff for just her second lifetime start cruised to an easy win by a margin of fifteen lengths.

The Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC homebred sophomore filly is by Kafwain out of Don’t Lose Faith, (Ministers Wild Cat) and has earned $8,745.

Crushing her foes the filly came within 0.72 seconds of the Golden Gate Fields five and a half furlong track record.

Boisterous Colt Debuts Impressively

Arcadia, CA (March 1, 2019)-Foster Boi (Boisterous) was backed down to even-money off a :59 2/5 bullet breeze from the gate on the dirt Feb. 23, showed what all the fuss was about with an auspicious first try here.

Unhurried in the early going the chestnut colt swung wide crossing over the dirt and, once he found his feet, quickly settled the issue as he bounded away by 2 3/4 lengths.

Bred  by Tom Bolyard the colt was a $15,000 Barretts Select Sale yearling purchase by Michael V. Lombardi. He is out of Miss Corinthian, by Corinthian and earned $33,000 for his win.

Tommy Town Connections Earn Top Cal-bred Honors

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2019)–At the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner at the Sheraton San Gabriel on Monday, Feb. 25. Tommy Town sires were honored with:

Champion First-Crop Sire of California Conceived Foals by Earnings – Boisterous, property of Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC & Gary Barber.

Champion California-bred Older Male and Champion California-bred Turf Horse – Fly to Mars (Ministers Wild Cat-Warren’s Flyer, by Doc Gus), bred by owner Gary Barber, trained by Peter Miller.

Tommy Town Thoroughbreds’ Victim of Love Rallies for Win

Sunland Park, NM (February 24, 2019)-Tommy Town Thoroughbreds’ Victim of Love rallied from the back of the field to win the $75,000 Island Fashion Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by 1 3/4 lengths.

Trained by Henry Dominguez and ridden by Ry Eikleberry, the daughter of Speightstown broke her maiden one start prior Jan. 22 at Sunland by an impressive 11 3/4 lengths. Bred in Kentucky by Daniel J. Burke out of the stakes-winning Awesome Again mare Spacy Tracy, Victim of Love has two wins and one placing from four starts, with earnings of $63,400.

Ministers Wild Cat and Old Topper Sire Consecutive SA Winners

Arcadia, CA (February 22, 2019)-Friday’s Santa Anita card results show Ministers Wild Cat and Old Topper each had a winner with Mad Mike and Dannie Joe going back to back in the third and fourth races.

Sophomore gelding Mad Mike was winning for the second time and is by Ministers Wild Cat out of Open Mic. He was bred by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC and has now earned $34,792.

Dannie Joe has won $29,695 from her two wins over her career of four starts. She is by Old Topper and out of the Ministers Wild Cat mare Joe Ja. She was owned by her breeder Pete Gallegos.

Minister of Soul Takes $75,000 Phoenix Gold Cup

Phoenix, AZ (February 9, 2019)-Minister of Soul became the 19th lifetime stakes winner for his sire, Ministers Wild Cat, when that five-year-old captured the $75,000 Phoenix Gold Cup Handicap.

Going off as the second choice Minister of Soul went wire-to-wire to win by over three lengths in 1:08.41.

Out of Sensitive Soul, by Bernstein he was bred by Dahlberg Farms LLC and has amassed a record of six wins, one second and one third from eleven starts. Total earnings are now over $128,000.