Quality Stallions Highlight This Breeding And Sales Prep Operation

Rancho San Miguel is one of the leading stallion stations in California. 250-acres nestled in the coastal foothills northwest of Paso Robles where warm days are cooled by evening breezes off the Pacific Ocean. This 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. Jorge Cruz, Hannah Twichell, and Stefani Niesen round out the outstanding management team that insures quality care is provided to all horses.

Dr. Stacy Potter, our resident veterinarian, is a graduate of the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and has extensive experience in equine reproduction and equine husbandry. This year we also welcome a fellow UC Davis Veterinary School graduate, Dr. Rachael Lyons, as our veterinary intern.

The Rancho San Miguel stallion roster consists of: Comic Strip, Curlin to Mischief, Haynesfield, Marino Marini, Northern Causeway, Rousing Sermon, Slew’s Tiznow, Southern Image, The Pamplemousse, Typhoon Slew and U S Ranger.

Comic Strip, by Red Ransom out of the winning Saratoga Six mare Now That’s Funny, was a graded stakes winner on both dirt and turf. Multiple stakes winner Weewinnin won the California Dreamin’ Stakes at Del Mar in July boosting his lifetime earnings to $397,430.

Curlin to Mischief, is sired by two-time horse of the year/leading sire Curlin and half-brother to Grade 1 winners Beholder and Into Mischief. His first foals arriving 2017.

Haynesfield, relocated to Rancho San Miguel for 2017, this millionaire Grade One winning son of Speightstown was a stakes winner at 2, 3, 4 and 5 and is siring stakes winners of all ages.

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 life time earnings over $9.7 Million.

Northern Causeway, is a graded stakes winner and son of sire-of-sire’s Giant’s Causeway, out of Getaway Girl, a half-sister to leading sires City Zip and Ghostzapper.

Rousing Sermon, California’s champion two-year- old of 2011, sired by Lucky Pulpit by Rousing Again. Rousing Sermon ranked among the top nine colts of his crop. He won or placed in 13 stakes races including Grade 2 Louisiana Derby with career earnings of $821,571. First foals arrive 2017.

Slew’s Tiznow, by Tiznow out of Hepatica, is a record setting, grade I-performing dual stakes winner. Slew’s Tiznow is a full brother to record setting, multiple graded stakes winner Slew’s Tizzy. Slew’s Tiznow was California’s leading freshman sire of 2015, his progeny grossing over $400,000 in sales the same year.

Southern Image, by Halo’s Image out of Pleasant Dixie, won six out of eight starts, three of which were grade I wins. Southern Image’s progeny have lifetime earnings over $11.3 million. Sire of Smokey Image, 3 year-old, who went undefeated in 6 starts. Smokey Image’s earnings exceed $450,000.

The Pamplemousse, by Kafwain out of Comfort Zone, won three of five starts, including Santa Anita’s Sham and San Rafael Stakes, both grade III events. The Pamplemousse is currently 2nd in progeny earnings for third-crop sires in California.

Typhoon Slew is by Stormy Atlantic, 2014’s leading sire of juvenile stakes winners, out of Hepatica. Typhoon Slew was graded stakes placed at two and also broke his maiden second time out going wire-to-wire by over 10 lengths.

U S Ranger, by Danzig out of My Annette, was undefeated at two and a champion sprinter as a three and four-year-old. U S Ranger, progeny have lifetime earnings of over $4 million, led by Solitary Ranger ($212,333).

Rancho San Miguel’s goal is to attract the highest quality stallions and broodmares and provide them with the best care possible. We are dedicated to outstanding quality service and look forward to serving you.

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