Tommy Town Thoroughbreds A Leading California Farm Achieving Success Trough Dedication to Excellence
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 the 2014 leading owner by California races won. The Tommy Town stallions standing in 2021 are Stanford, Kafwain and Ministers Wild Cat, 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.
Tommy Town has been successful in assembling an outstanding team. 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. The farm has 25 employees who live on site.
Although Tommy Towns’ focus has been breeding, racing and sales have become of equal importance. 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 in California, in addition to Pennsylvania, Kentucky and other states. 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), stakes winners Ain’t No Other ($715,280), and She’s Ordained ($469,650). Tommy Town also trains and races horses purchased as yearlings including Grade 1 winner, It Tiz Well ($1,130,840) and 2020 standouts Keeper Ofthe Stars ($504,431, G1) and Victim of Love (315,829, G3). Tommy Town also offers sales preparation, lay-up and rehabilitation for a return to racing.
Stanford, by Malibu Moon was purchased by Tommy Town in 2017, and began his stallion career in 2018. We are very pleased with the first foals born in 2019 and look forward to his first crop racing in 2021. Stanford, at $1,385,510 in race earnings is Malibu Moon’s 3rd leading earner. Stanford won 4 stakes races, including the Charles Town Classic Grade II stake.
Ministers Wild Cat, out of Hollywood Wild Cat, by Deputy Minister, began his stallion career in 2006, and has an impressive ratio of 75% winners of starters. He currently has twelve crops racing, progeny earnings over $21.8 million and 20 stakes winners. Tommy Town owned and bred, Doinghardtimeagain ($734,304) is his leading earner, and She’s Ordained ($469,650).
Kafwain, by Cherokee Run, was purchased by Tommy Town in 2008 and came to California to stand at Tommy Town in 2010. He has fourteen racing crops, with progeny earnings over $22 million and 24 stake winners. His leading earners are Grade I winner Daisy Devine ($1,095,892), Grade 1 winner, and homebred Let Faith Arise ($488,240).
For more information, please contact Mike Allen at (805) 686-4337, or visit Tommy Town Thoroughbreds online at www.tommytownfarms.com.