Circle 8 Ranch and Tropical Racing expanding operations to California with the addition of Black Type Placed All Eyes West and Multiple Graded Stakes Placed Scabbard

June 16, 2021

(Versailles, Kentucky – June 16, 2021) On June 10, 2021, Tropical Racing and Circle 8 Ranch, in partnership with Sandlot Racing Stables and Mad Hansen Racing, acquired two new horses out of the 2nd race at Churchill Downs.  All Eyes West (Street Sense / Minds Eyes, by Macho Uno) and Scabbard (More Than Ready / Cowgirl Mally, by Gone West) will transition from Kentucky to California in the next couple of weeks.

California’s lucrative incentives make racing in the Golden State more desirable for outside horses – specifically the Ship and Win Program offered at Del Mar. This program provides owners who bring in out-of-state runners to race at Del Mar a $4,000 starter bonus for their initial outing with a further 50% purse supplement for all dirt starters and a 40% purse supplement for all races run on turf. The purse bonuses extend to additional starts at the summer meet and are designed to enhance all purses won by 1st through 5th finishers.   

Because All Eyes West and Scabbard made their last start outside of California, they are eligible for the Ship and Win Program incentives and will participate in the summer meet that starts July 16 and ends September 6, 2021. 

“We are very excited to expand operations into California with the acquisition of these two exceptional athletes with Sandlot Racing Stables and Mad Hansen Racing,” said Troy Levy. “The incentives at Del Mar are impressive so it makes sense for Tropical Racing and Circle 8 Ranch to expand our reach to the west coast.”  

ALL EYES WEST ( Street Sense / Minds Eyes, by Macho Uno)

All Eyes West was a $130,000 yearling at Keeneland in 2018. He has had 14 starts with three 1sts, four 2nds, and three 3rds and career earnings of $122,385. Placing 3rd in the Black Type Smoke Glacken Stakes, this exceptional athlete is by Street Sense (Street Cry / Bedazzle, by Dixieland Band) who earned $4,383,200 in 13 starts with 12 on the board. The multiple Gr.1 winning Street Sense averaged $337,169 per start during his stellar career. He stands at Darley in Kentucky for $60,000 and to date, has sired six millionaires including 11 Gr.1 winners. All Eyes West’s dam, Minds Eyes (Macho Uno / Blessings County, by Pulpit), won $167,504 on the track and placed 3rd in the Black Type Camilla Urso Stakes.

SCABBARD ( More Than Ready / Cowgirl Mally, by Gone West )

Scabbard has had 16 starts in his career so far with two 1sts, four 2nds, and two 3rds. The gelding has earned an impressive $284,699 with an average of $17,794 per start. A precocious athlete, Stakes-Placed Scabbard broke his maiden in his first attempt, and later placed 2nd in the Gr.2 Saratoga Special Stakes and the Gr. 3 Iroquois Stakes. He came in 4th in the Gr.1 TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in 2019. His sire, More Than Ready ( Southern Halo / Woodman’s Girl, by Woodman) was a Gr.1 winner and a multiple Graded Stakes Winner with $1,026,229 in earnings. He is currently the #1 Sire of Breeders’ Cup Winners with a total of seven wins. He is the #4 sire of Black Type Winners in history with 208 BTW, 95 GSWs, ad 30 Gr.1 Winners. He stands at WinStar for $65,000. Scabbard’s dam, Cowgirl Mally ( Gone West / Destination, by Seattle Slew ) placed in three of four starts with a 3rd in the Gr.3 Schuylerville Stakes in Saratoga. As a dam, her progeny has earned over half a million dollars to date, including three winners from three starters. 

For more information about partnerships and investments available at Tropical Racing and Circle 8 Ranch, visit our websites: www.tropicalracing.com and www.CircleEightRanch.com or email info@TropicalRacing.com. Contact Troy Levy at 561-513-8767.

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Photo: All Eyes West

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