Speightstown - Without You Babe, by Lemon Drop Kid
2018 Fee: $10000 Live Foal
Race Record


Speightstown - Without You Babe, by Lemon Drop Kid
2018 Fee: $10000 Live Foal
Tamarkuz featured on Paulick Report’s In The Stud
Monday, April 3, 2017
First Mare in Foal Announced
Monday, 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 2016
Sunday, January 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.

Tuesday, 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.


Race Record
Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 4 2 1 - $17,912
3 2 1 - - $9,932
4 2 - - - $3,600
5 8 4 1 - $1,059,000
6 4 1 2 - $750,000
Total 20 8 4 - $1,840,440


  • Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile-G1
    1 mile at Santa Anita, by 3 1/2 lengths, 107 Beyer Figure,  defeating GUN RUNNER, ACCELERATE, DORTMUND, RUNHAPPY, etc.
  • Godolphin Mile-G2
    1 mile at Meydan (UAE), 120 Timeform Rating
  • Burj Nahaar-G3
    1 mile at Meydan (UAE), 122 Timeform Rating
  • Firebreak S-G3
    1 mile at Meydan (UAE), by 4 lengths, 122 Timeform Rating
  • Allowance Race at Meydan (UAE)
    1 mile ($120,000), by 4 1/2 lengths, 123 Timeform Rating
  • Allowance Race at Kempton (GB)
    1 mile, by 2 lengths
  • Allowance Race at Kempton (GB)
    7 furlongs, by 6 lengths
  • Maiden Race at Wolverhampton (GB)
    7 1/4 furlongs, by 2 lengths


  • Forego S-G1
    7 furlongs at Saratoga, 102 Beyer Figure
  • Kelso H-G2
    1 mile at Belmont, 104 Beyer Figure
  • Allowance at Meydan (UAE)
    7 furlongs
  • Maiden Race at Warwick (GB)
    7 1/4 furlongs