Tommy Town Thoroughbreds is continuing to pursue their goal of becoming one of California’s premier breeding farms, as well as a top training facility. Tommy Town was named leading breeder in California for 2015, 2013 and 2009, and leading owner by California races won for 2014. The stallions standing in 2019 are Stanford, Boisterous, Kafwain, Ministers Wild Cat, and Old Topper, all multiple stakes winners. Tommy Town also stands Grazen for Horse Haven Ranch.
Tommy Town was established in 2000 by Tom and Debi Stull with the purchase of a 165-acre ranch, formerly known as the Westerly Training Center, in the lush Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County. To accommodate growth, the Stulls acquired an additional 200 adjoining acres. The training side of the farm has 100 stalls, a custom equi-cruiser, and a seven-furlong track that is maintained by two full-time workers. On the breeding side, there is a 35-stall foaling barn. With over 350 acres of land, the farm offers pasture boarding for mares, foals and yearlings year-round.
The Ranch Manager, Mike Allen, joined Tommy Town in 2001. To ensure effective rehabilitation of injured horses, the farm works closely with Alamo Pintado Equine Clinic, in addition to the breeding veterinarian, Dr. Bill Stevenson, who specializes and is expert in the care of broodmares and foals.
Although Tommy Towns’ focus has been breeding, racing and sales have become of equal importance in the last few years. The breeding program includes a select number of mares boarded and bred in Kentucky to supplement our California breeding program. The training program at the farm, excellent pedigrees and exceptional facilities are utilized to prepare horses to race mainly in California, but also in Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Kentucky and other states. This program has resulted in a successful racing program at Tommy Town. In addition to training, Tommy Town also offers sales preparation, lay-up and rehabilitation for a return to racing. Tommy Town has bred and trained many successful racehorses, including Grade 1 winner Let Faith Arise ($488,240), multiple graded stakes winner Doinghardtimeagain ($734,304), in addition to stakes winners Ain’t No Other ($715,280), She’s Ordained $469,650), and Top Kisser ($407,100).
Stanford, by Malibu Moon was purchased by Tommy Town in 2017, and began his stallion career in 2018. We are looking forward to seeing his first crop in 2019. Stanford earned 1,385,510 in his racing career and won 4 stakes races, including the Charles Town Classic Grade II stakes. Stanford is the third highest earner for his sire, Malibu Moon.
Boisterous, by Distorted Humor, began his stallion career in 2015 has one crop racing, Tommy Town bred and owned Six Pack Gal won her first time out, and is the current leading runner at $45,160.
Ministers Wild Cat, out of Hollywood Wild Cat, by Deputy Minister, began his stallion career in 2006. Ministers Wild Cat was the leading freshman sire of California-breds in 2009. He currently has ten crops racing, progeny earnings over $18.4 million and 18 stakes winners. Tommy Town owned and bred, Doinghardtimeagain ($734,304) is his leading earner, followed by Tiz a Minister ($481,530), Toledo Eddie (471,891) and She’s Ordained ($469,650), a Tommy Town homebred filly.
Kafwain, by Cherokee Run, was purchased by Tommy Town in 2008, and stood in Kentucky for the 2009 season. Kafwain came to California to stand at Tommy Town in 2010., and was a leading California sire during 2011. He has twelve racing crops, with progeny earnings over $21.4 million and 24 stake winners. His leading earners are Grade I winner Daisy Devine ($1,095,892), Grade 1 winner, homebred Let Faith Arise ($488,240) and multiple stakes winner, Third Chance ($481,464).
Old Topper, California’s leading freshman sire in 2004, leading second-crop sire in 2005 and leading third-crop sire for 2006 has fifteen crops racing with progeny earnings over $22 million. Old Topper has an impressive 77 percent winners to starters ratio. Old Topper’s top earner, Ain’t No Other ($715,280) a homebred, is still racing. His other top earners, are are Now and Zen ($453,677), Top This and That ($422,262) and Top Kisser ($407,100) all homebred.
For more information, please contact Mike Allen at (805) 686-4337, or visit Tommy Town Thoroughbreds online at www.tommytownfarms.com.