Building Speed for the Future
Speightstown – Without You Babe, by Lemon Drop Kid
2017 Stud Fee: $12,500 life foal
First Mare in Foal AnnouncedMonday, February 27, 2017
TAMARKUZ, four-time Graded stakes winner, including the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile-G1, had his first mare scanned in foal on February 27th. The mare, Abby Road (IRE), by Danehill, was a stakes winner at 2 in England and is a half-sister to Palm Beach S.-G3 winner Eh Cumpari. She is out of a half-sister to Unbridled’s Song and is from the family of California Chrome’s sire, Lucky Pulpit.
TAMARKUZ Records Highest Beyer of 2016January 1, 2017
TAMARKUZ earned the highest Beyer Speed Figure of 2016 for a two-turn mile with a 107 in his 3 1/2-length win in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile-G1. The son of Speightstown also earned triple digit Beyers in his runner-up efforts in the seven-furlong Forego S.-G1 (102), and the one mile Kelso H.-G2 (104). Eight-time winner TAMARKUZ earned $1,840,444 and also had victories in the Godolphin Mile-G2, the Burj Nahaar-G3, and the Firebreak S.-G3, in three consecutive starts.
TAMARKUZ RETIRES TO STUD AT SHADWELL FARM
November 8, 2016
Fresh from his definitive 3 1/2-length victory in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile-G1, TAMARKUZ has been retired from racing and will stand at Shadwell Stud in Lexington, Kentucky. His fee for 2017 will be $12,500 live foal.
Bred in Kentucky by John Gunther, TAMARKUZ was purchased as a yearling for $325,000 at the 2011 Keeneland September Sale. TAMARKUZ is by Speightstown, champion son of Gone West, out of a daughter of Lemon Drop Kid. She is a half sister to three stakes winners, including G1 winner Stay Thirsty (nearly $2M), and Andromeda's Hero (G3, $836,961). TAMARKUZ descends from a successful King Ranch family as his third dam is Make Change.
The son of Internationally-successful Speightstown has won eight races, placed an additional four times, earning $1,840,444. In addition to his G1 score in the Breeders' Cup, he also won the Godolphin Mile-G2, Burj Nahaar-G3, and Firebreak S.-G3 in consecutive starts, and just prior to the Breeders' Cup was second in both the Forego S.-G1 and Kelso H.-G2. TAMARKUZ began his career in Britain as a 2-year-old, with two wins and a second from four starts before heading to Dubai and then to the United States.
"We knew he had potential," McLaughlin said. "He's very well balanced and should make a nice stallion."
TAMARKUZ arrived at Shadwell on November 6, and is now available for inspection. For more information, please contact Kent Barnes, Stallion Manager (859) 224-4585.