The first weanlings by Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile-G1 winner TAMARKUZ were well regarded at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Four were offered, all four sold with two going over the $100,000 mark. Hip 1069, a colt out of Abby Road (IRE), by Danehill, was bred by Glidawn Stud and purchased by Jerry Dilger from the consignment Garrencasey Sales. Hip 2399, a colt bred by Dermot Joyce out of the Broken Vow mare, Confession, went for $110,000 to En Fuego Stables out of the Paramount Sales consignment.
WITHOUT PAROLE (GB), the Glennwood Farm homebred trained by John Gosden, made the first start of his 3-year-old season an impressive one taking a one mile conditions race by a dominating six lengths on the good to firm going at Yarmouth. His time of 1:34.83 was two seconds faster than the other division. This was his second victory in as many starts as he won his career debut last December at Newcastle Racecourse, also by six lengths. He is a half-brother to Shadwell stallion G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner TAMARKUZ. His dam, Without You Babe, is a half-sister to dual G1 winner and successful sire Stay Thirsty, as well as G1 horses and sires Andromeda’s Hero and Superfly.
Shadwell’s four-time Graded Stakes Winner, by Internationally-successful sire SPEIGHTSTOWN, retires with a record of 8 Wins, 4 seconds and earnings of $1,840,444. In his Breeders’ Cup win, TAMARKUZ recorded a 107 Beyer, the highest of 2016 for a two-turn mile.
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 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.
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.