Rancho San Miguel is one of
the leading stallion stations in California. The farm, nestled in the coastal
foothills northwest of Paso Robles, is blessed by cool evening breezes off the
Pacific Ocean. Its central location allows the farm to serve clients from both
the northern and southern regions of the state.
Rancho San Miguel is led by its General Manager of over 25 years, Clay Murdock.
In addition, the on-site veterinarian, Dr. Joseph (Jake) Lynch, Amanda Poore,
Kasia Tomaszewic, Jorge Cruz, Dogie Lujan and Mary Ann Waiton make up the
outstanding management team that insures quality care is provided to all horses
on a daily basis.
The Rancho San Miguel stallion roster consists of:
Comic Strip, Marino Marini,
Onebadshark, Sierra Sunset,
Southern Image, Storm Wolf, and
Comic Strip, by Red Ransom out of the winning
Saratoga Six mare Now That’s Funny, is a graded stakes winner on both dirt and
turf. Comic Strip has progeny earnings of over
Marino Marini, a son of Storm Cat, out of the
grade I winner and $1,460,992-earner Halo America, was graded or group-placed on
both dirt and turf, in the United States and Europe. His progeny have lifetime
earnings over $4.9 million and 2012 earnings over $1,400,000 lead by multiple
stakes winner, Starlight Magic.
McCann’s Mojave, California’s champion older
male of 2004 by Memo (CHI), won five of his six first starts and retired with 12
wins from 35 starts. He won a total of eight stakes races on dirt, turf, and
synthetic over five consecutive years. McCann’s
Mojave’s lifetime earnings are over 1.5 million dollars. His first foals are
2-year-olds in 2012 and the sire of winners; McCann's Mojave and Real Mojave
Green (4 wins) etc.
Onebadshark, by Diligence out of Color
Unlimited, is a stakes winner that earned over $200,000 during his career and
set a new track record as a two-year-old at the Solano Fair running 5 furlongs
in 56.73, which still stands.
Sierra Sunset, a G2 winner by Bertrando out of
Toot Sweet, stood his first year at stud in 2012.
Sierra Sunset was on the board in 9 out of 14 starts, 4 of which were black
type wins with earnings over $450,000.
Slew’s Tiznow, by Tiznow, out of Hepatica, is a
record-setting, Grade 1-performing multiple stakes winner.
Slew’s Tiznow is a full brother to
record-setting, multiple Graded stakes winner Slew’s Tizzy.
Slew’s Tiznow will
have his first foals in 2013.
Southern Image, by Halo’s Image out of
Pleasant Dixie, won 6 out of 8 starts, three of which were grade 1 wins,
including the Malibu, the Santa Anita H. and the Pimlico Special.
Southern Image was California’s leading
third-crop sire with progeny earnings over $2.3 million for 2011, led by chief
Storm Wolf, a graded stakes winner, by Stormin’
Fever out of Exclusive Rosette, won by no less than 6 lengths in 3 out of 5
starts. He broke his maiden at Santa Anita by 7 lengths, came back to win an
allowance by 7 and ½ lengths and then won by 6 lengths in the Lazaro Barrera
Memorial S.-G2 at Hollywood Park. Storm Wolf’s
first crop are 2-year-olds of 2012.
The Pamplemousse, by Kafwain out of Comfort
Zone, won 3 of 5 starts, including the G3 Sham S. and G3 San Rafael S. at Santa
Anita. He was the odds-on favorite for the G1 Santa Anita Derby before
sustaining a career-ending injury. The
Pamplemousse’s first crop are foals of 2012.
Rancho San Miguel Farm
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Rancho San Miguel’s goal is to attract the highest quality stallions and
broodmares, providing them with the best care possible. We are dedicated to
outstanding quality service and look forward to serving you.