SAN MIGUEL, Calif.— Showcasing a robust stallion roster, a strong farm management team and a new emphasis on sales preparation and consignment, California mainstay Rancho San Miguel invites current and prospective Thoroughbred breeders, owners and enthusiasts to attend its 2023 Open House & Stallion Show on Saturday, January 14. Participation is free in this casual event, which is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.
Attendees will be treated to a catered lunch, with fun giveaways and a stallion season raffle included in the activities. There will also be opportunities to take a “sneak peek” at many of the mares, yearlings and 2-year-olds who will be consigned by Rancho San Miguel to the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association’s 2023 Winter Mixed Sale, which will be held in Pomona on January 31.
Established in 2000, Rancho San Miguel is one of California’s largest and most customer-focused Thoroughbred farms. Its 2023 stallion roster reflects this status, with options that have been carefully curated to present a wide variety of pedigrees, performance abilities and price ranges to West Coast mare owners.
There are seven graded stakes winners among the farm’s eight current stallions, including three of California’s top 10 stallions by number of mares bred in 2022: Grade 1 winner and second-year stallion Mo Forza, commercially popular Group 2 winner and proven sire Sir Prancealot (Ire) and multiple Group 2 winner and 2022 leading statewide second-crop sire Danzing Candy.
Also on the roster are two-time Pacific Classic (G1) winner Richard’s Kid, Grade 1 winner Tom’s Tribute, multiple Grade 2 winner Surf Cat, Grade 3 winner Northern Causeway and new addition Editorial, a stakes-siring half-brother to leading sire Uncle Mo who recently relocated from Maryland.
“After a few challenging years without hosting large, in-person gatherings due to the worldwide pandemic, we are excited to renew this time-honored tradition of opening our doors for the public to visit our farm and see our horses,” said Rancho San Miguel owner Tom Clark. “We hope California breeders will take this opportunity to meet our outstanding farm manager, Jenny Webber, as well as our dedicated and experienced team members, and to inspect our remarkable group of stallions in person. It promises to be a fun and informative day for all who are able to attend.”
Reservations for the Open House & Stallion Show are encouraged by January 10. To RSVP, please contact Rancho San Miguel at (805) 467-3847 or firstname.lastname@example.org.