Tamarkuz

Speightstown - Without You Babe, by Lemon Drop Kid
2021 Fee: $7500 Live Foal
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Tamarkuz

Speightstown - Without You Babe, by Lemon Drop Kid
2021 Fee: $7500 Live Foal
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KARTANO Romps by 6 1/2 Lengths at Colonial Downs
Monday, August 30, 2021

A first-crop 3-year-old who placed in Gulfstream Park’s English Channel S., beaten less than two lengths by a next out GSW in May, KARTANO put in another strong effort to dominate this 1 1/8-mile turf event by 6 1/2 lengths. Settling inside early never more than three lengths off the lead, KARTANO rallied to take the lead near the top of the stretch and drew off at will. He has now won or placed in all seven career starts. Bred by Coal Creek Farm, KARTANO he is out of the Dayjur mare, One for You.

LONG MONDAY Takes Control on the Turn and Proves Best at Ellis Park
Saturday, August 28, 2021

A Maiden Special Weight winner in her third start at 2 last year, LONG MONDAY seized the lead midway around the far turn and was never threatened from there to win this 1 1/16-mile turf event at Ellis Park by two lengths. The 3-year-old filly from the first crop of TAMARKUZ prompted the pace early, took command on the turn, opened up by three lengths at the top of the stretch and remained comfortably in front to the wire. LONG MONDAY was bred by Keene Ridge Racing, LLC, out of the Henny Hughes mare, Vesper Lynd.

3YO GREGORY’S PRIDE Rallies to Take Del Mar Maiden Special
Friday, August 27, 2021

First-crop 3-year-old GREGORY’S PRIDE, making his second start since New Year’s Day, came from just off the pace to win this five-furlong Maiden Special Weight on the turf at Del Mar by 3/4 length. Placing behind Santa Anita Derby-G1 winner Rock Your World in his second career start beaten less than two lengths, GREGORY’S PRIDE tracked the frontrunners early only two lengths back. He moved off the rail, went up to challenge for the lead at the eighth pole, then took control and pulled away late to earn the win in his fourth career start. The colt was bred by Nicksar Farms out of the Medaglia d’Oro mare, Haraawa.

3YO CRIMSON STORM Rolls in MSW by Nearly 12 Lengths
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

A first-crop 3-year-old son of Breeders’ Cup Winner TAMARKUZ, CRIMSON STORM made his move on the turn, then easily pulled away down the stretch for an impressive 11 3/4-length win in this off-the-turf five-furlong Maiden Special Weight sprint at Louisiana Downs. Out of the Stormy Atlantic mare, Separate Storm, CRIMSON STORM was bred by Cindy Greer Harmon.

1st Crop 3YO KRATOS Leads Every Call to Take MSW at Monmouth
Sunday, July 25, 2021

Making his third start after finishing runner-up twice, last out beaten a neck to a next out stakes winner, KRATOS led throughout to win this 1 1/16-mile Maiden Special on the turf at Monmouth Park by 3/4 length. The first crop 3-year-old son of TAMARKUZ vied for the lead after breaking from post two. He turned back his closest challenger on the far turn, opened up by two lengths in the stretch and was first to the wire. KRATOS was bred by Headless Horsemen Racing, LLC., out of the Wildcat Heir mare, Karmageddon, and races for Headless Horsemen Racing Stable LLC and Tee-N-Jay Farm.

Tamarkuz

by Speightstown

Monday, July 19, 2021
2YO UPSIDE DOWN Proves Best to Earn Maiden Win at Arlington
Sunday, July 11, 2021

Making her second start after a troublesome debut, UPSIDE DOWN raced head to head with another for most of the way but pulled away late for a 3 1/2-length Maiden win going five furlongs at Arlington Park. The second crop 2-year-old filly by TAMARKUZ raced on the inside after breaking from post one to duel with the filly who broke right next to her. They battled down the backstretch, around the turn and into the homestretch, but UPSIDE DOWN proved to have something left and pulled away from her rival in the final furlong to get the victory. A homebred for Patricia’s Hope Stables, UPSIDE DOWN is out of the Uncle Mo mare, Cheryl D.

SAAFEN Sets the Pace in Maiden Victory
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Making his second start of the year, and only his third career start, after placing in his seasonal debut, SAAFEN made the most of his inside post and led the way to the wire to win this six-furlong Maiden test by 3/4 length. The 3-year-old colt from the first crop of Breeders’ Cup winner TAMARKUZ out battled his rival on his outside to grab the lead early. He opened up on the field by 2 1/2 lengths on the turn and remained in front to the wire at Parx. SAAFEN is a Shadwell homebred out of the Medaglia d’Oro mare, Hilwah.

3YO KARTANO Finishes Strong to Place in Gulfstream’s English Channel
Saturday, May 8, 2021

A debut winner here in February coming from last in a field of 12, KARTANO swung out from behind horses and finished with good energy to place in Gulfstream Park’s English Channel S. Racing 1 1/16 miles on the turf, the first-crop 3-year-old son of TAMARKUZ tracked the leaders from the inside, was caught behind horses in mid-stretch but swung out to get racing room and ran on well to the wire, finishing only 1 1/2 lengths back. Bred by Coal Creek Farm out of the Dayjur mare, One for You, KARTANO has won or placed in all four starts.

DANCE PANTS Gets Maiden Victory in Third Start at Tampa
Saturday, April 10, 2021

Making his second start on turf, DANCE PANTS took the lead in midstretch and pulled away to win this one mile Maiden test by 1 3/4 lengths. The first-crop 3-year-old colt by TAMARKUZ stalked the pace setters between rivals down the backstretch. DANCE PANTS moved up to challenge the leader on the far turn, dueled with that one until midstretch, then won that hard-fought battle and was first to the wire. The $160,000 2YO purchase bred by Dermot Joyce is out of the Broken Vow mare, Confession, and races for Lael Stables.

RED FLAG Places in Pasadena in Seasonal Debut
Saturday, February 27, 2021

Coming off a more than two-month layoff, RED FLAG made his 3-year-old debut and rallied to place in Santa Anita’s one mile on the turf Pasadena S. The colt from the first crop of TAMARKUZ raced off the pace early. He rallied three wide coming into the stretch and continued to run on strongly to the wire. RED FLAG won Del Mar’s seven-furlong Bob Hope S.-G3 on the dirt in his next start after winning a Santa Anita MSW on the turf. Bred by Elaine MacPherson out of the Stormy Atlantic mare, Surrender, he is trained by John Shirreffs for owners Jerome S. and Tina Moss.

3YO COOL ENOUGH Sets the Pace Throughout to Get the Win
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

A 5 1/4-length Maiden wire-to-wire winner in her third start last year at two, COOL ENOUGH again set the pace to get the victory by 3/4 length going seven furlongs. From the first crop of Breeders’ Cup winner TAMARKUZ, this 3-year-old filly was bumped by the horse to her outside after breaking from post seven, but recovered to grab the early lead. A challenger got within a length heading into the turn, but she added another length to her lead as that horse quickly dropped back and COOL ENOUGH maintained the lead to the wire at Charles Town. Bred by Morgan’s Ford Farm, she is out of the Macho Uno mare, Make Waves.

3YO KARTANO Rallies From Last to Win Debut at Gulfstream
Friday, February 5, 2021

Making his first career start at Gulfstream Park and racing a mile on the turf, KARTANO came from 12th and last after the first half, to blow by his eleven rivals down the stretch and win going away by a length. The first crop 3-year-old son of TAMARKUZ broke slowly to trail the field early. He began to switch gears nearing the top of the lane, circled the field in upper stretch and roared home to finish as much the best. The seventh winner from the first crop of Breeders’ Cup winner TAMARKUZ was bred by Coal Creek Farm out of the Dayjur mare, One for You.

First Crop 3YO ALWAYS WAITIN Leads at Every Call in Maiden Win at Dundalk
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Having placed in two of his three starts to date, ALWAYS WAITIN assumed the lead soon after the break and was first to the wire in this one-mile Maiden test at Dundalk. The 3-year-old colt from the first crop of Breeders’ Cup winner TAMARKUZ was away in good order to rush up and grab the lead early. Racing comfortably on the lead, ALWAYS WAITN was challenged at the top of the stretch but was able to fend off his foes and win by a head. The $140,000 weanling is out of the stakes-winning Danehill mare, Abby Road (IRE), and was bred by Glidawn Stud.

TAMARKUZ…A Striking Encouragement From a Small Base – TDN 1/14/21, KY Sires, First Sophomores, Part II
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Another to give striking encouragement from a small base is TAMARKUZ (Speightstown–Without You Babe, by Lemon Drop Kid) at Shadwell. From just 14 runners, he had five winners including GIII Bob Hope S. winner Red Flag.

…Having bowed out beating the next two winners of the Breeders’ Cup Classic in the GI Dirt Mile, Tamarkuz is out of a half-sister to two GI Belmont S. runners-up who has also produced a Group 1 miler in Without Parole (GB) (Frankel {GB}). You have to love a second dam by Storm Bird opposite his son Storm Cat as Speightstown’s damsire, and the maternal line tapers to some resonant names.

Wins from two to six suggest that his stock will keep flying the flag with maturity; and he also showed versatility in terms of surface. Though his first yearlings excelled, moving on 18 of 20 yearlings at $68,222, …but one of only four hips at the 2-year-old sales made $160,000…

TAMARKUZ 1ST CROP 2YO RED FLAG DEMOLISHES FIELD IN DEL MAR’S G3 BOB HOPE
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Coming off a Maiden Special Weight win on the turf at Santa Anita in his second start, RED FLAG, switching to dirt, took command before reaching the top of the stretch and powered away to a definitive 7 1/4-length win in the Bob Hope S.-G3 at Del Mar. The first-crop 2-year-old by TAMARKUZ was always in contention from the outset breaking from post five. He was four wide on the turn, kicked away from the field before the top of the stretch and drew away under only hand urging racing seven furlongs to become his sire’s first Graded stakes winner. Bred by Elaine MacPherson out of the Stormy Atlantic mare, Surrender, the colt is $220,000 Keeneland September Sales grad trained by John Shirreffs for owners Jerome S. and Tina Moss.

2YO GLITTER BAY Runs Off by 12+ in Gulfstream West Maiden Score
Sunday, October 25, 2020

Making her third start after finishing behind a next out stakes performer last out, GLITTER BAY went right to the front and never looked back to win this 5 1/2-furlong maiden test by 12 1/2 lengths. The fifth 2YO winner from the first crop of Breeders’ Cup winner TAMARKUZ was 3 1/2 lengths in front at the first call. GLITTER BAY continued to widen the margin to be up by 10 lengths at the top of the stretch and added to her winning margin through the stretch over a sloppy sealed track at Gulfstream Park West. TAMARKUZ leads all freshman sires with a whopping 63% winners from starters. She was bred by A. Francis and Barbara H. Vanlangendonck & Haras Buen Borincano out of the Include mare, By the Shore.

2YO RED FLAG Rallies to Win Maiden Special at Santa Anita
Saturday, October 10, 2020

Making his second start after finishing behind a “TDN Rising Star” on the dirt at Del Mar in his debut, RED FLAG switched to turf and closed wide to win this 5 1/2-furlong Maiden Special Weight by a neck. The $220,000 Keeneland September Sales grad from the first crop of TAMARKUZ trained by John Shirreffs for owners Jerome S. and Tina Moss was off a bit slow as was the case in his first start. The colt began his rally on the turn, was way wide which put him in at least the sixth path turning for home, and then closed strongly on the outside to get up for the win. He was bred by Elaine MacPherson out of the Stormy Atlantic mare, Surrender.

First-Crop 2YO REBEL STEP Lead the Way Against Winners to Get Maiden Score
Thursday, October 8, 2020

Coming off placing in a Maiden race at Galway in July in which the runner-up came back to be runner-up in the G1 Goffs Vincent O’Brien National S., REBEL STEP went gate to wire to win this one mile test on soft ground by a neck against winners at Thurles. Facing four winners in a field of six, the 2-year-old colt from the first crop of Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile-G1 winner TAMARKUZ was seriously challenged with a furlong to go but showed his determination to get to the wire first. The $100,000 Keeneland September yearling purchase was bred by Parrish Hill Farm out of Purr and Prowl, by Purim.

2YO LONG MONDAY Rallies Between Foes to Earn Maiden Special Win at Ellis
Sunday, August 9, 2020

Trying the turf for the first time and stretching out to a two-turn mile in her third start, LONG MONDAY fought her way through a small opening and surged ahead late to win a Maiden Special Weight at Ellis Park by 3/4 length. The second first-crop 2YO winner by TAMARKUZ, from four starters to date, broke alertly from post three in a 10-horse field to take the early lead around the first turn. Heading onto the backstretch, she settled just off the lead in third no more than 1 1/2 lengths back. LONG MONDAY started her rally heading into the top of the stretch, continued to battle between horses down the lane which got tight inside the sixteenth and finished the fastest of the three to beat the less than even-money favorite to the wire. Bred by Keene Ridge Racing, LLC, out of the Henny Hughes mare, Vesper Lynd, LONG MONDAY races for Gatewood Bell’s Hat Creek Racing.

Front-Running COOL ENOUGH First 2YO Winner for TAMARKUZ
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Finishing midpack in her debut at Churchill against next out Schuylerville-G3 placed Hopeful Princess, COOL ENOUGH was much the best in her third start leading gate to wire to win by 5 1/4 lengths at Colonial Downs. The first 2-year-old winner from the first crop of Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile-G1 winner TAMARKUZ broke on top from the inside post to set the pace. She had a three-length lead at the top of the stretch and widened that margin to the wire in an off-the-turf 5 1/2-furlong sprint on a fast track. Bred by Morgan’s Ford Farm, COOL ENOUGH in out of the Macho Uno mare, Make Waves.

TAMARKUZ First-Crop 2YO Brings $160,000 From Lael Stable at OBS
Monday, March 23, 2020

The first 2-year-old offered from the first crop of Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile-G1 winner TAMARKUZ brought a final bid of $160,000 from Roy and Gretchen Jackson‘s Lael Stable at the OBS March Sale. The colt, hip 663, was bred by Dermot Joyce and consigned by Pick View LLC, agent.

TAMARKUZ First-Crop 2YO Brings $160,000 From Lael Stable at OBS
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The first 2-year-old offered from the first crop of Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile-G1 winner TAMARKUZ brought a final bid of $160,000 from Roy and Gretchen Jackson‘s Lael Stable at the OBS March Sale. The colt, hip 663, was bred by Dermot Joyce out of the young Broken Vow mare, Confession. Consigned by Pick View LLC, agent, the April 17th foal worked a brisk 10.2 in the Under Tack Show. He was the only horse the Jacksons purchased at the sale.

TAMARKUZ Represented With First Crop at Fasig-Tipton New York Bred Yearling Sale
Monday, July 15, 2019

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile-G1 winner TAMARKUZ will be represented by his first crop at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga’s New York Bred Yearling Sale. Selling on Monday, August 12th, hip 446, a chestnut colt out of the Medaglia d’Oro mare, Gold Love, and bred by Stonegate Stables LLC, will be consigned by Bluewater Sales, as agent. Last year at the Keeneland November Sale, the first weanlings by TAMARKUZ were well received with four offered, all four sold, including a colt for $140,000 and another colt for $110,000. For the sale, weanlings by TAMARKUZ averaged $82,500, with a median of $80,000, the highest average and median by any first-crop son of SPEIGHTSTOWN.

TAMARKUZ Represented With First Crop at Fasig-Tipton July
Monday, June 24, 2019

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile-G1 winner TAMARKUZ will have his first crop offered at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky’s July Sale of Selected Yearlings. Hip 348, a chestnut colt out of One for You, by Dayjur, and bred by Coal Creek Farm, will be consigned by Terry Nickell and Mark Tsagalakis’ Endeavor Farm, as agent. In 2018, the first weanlings by TAMARKUZ were well received at 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, and bred by Glidawn Stud, was purchased by Jerry Dilger for $140,000. Hip 2399, a colt bred by Dermot Joyce out of the Broken Vow mare, Confession, went for $110,000 to En Fuego Stables. For the sale, weanlings by TAMARKUZ averaged $82,500, with a median of $80,000, the highest average and median by any first-crop son of SPEIGHTSTOWN.

3YO Half-Sister to TAMARKUZ Pulls Away in Newmarket Handicap
Saturday, June 22, 2019

SHE’S GOT YOU (GB), a Glennwood Farm homebred filly trained by John Gosden, won for the second time in four starts pulling away to take a one mile handicap by two lengths on the July Course at Newmarket. This follows her placing in a seven-furlong event in her seasonal debut after a five-month layoff. Last year at two, she made an impressive second start drawing off in the final furlong to win by seven lengths. By Kingman (GB), she is a half-sister to Shadwell stallion G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner TAMARKUZ and to 2018 St. James’s Palace S.-G1 winner WITHOUT PAROLE (GB). Her dam, Without You Babe, is a half-sister to dual G1 winner and successful sire Stay Thirsty, sire of 2019 GSWs Coal Front and Mind Control, as well as G1 horses and sires Andromeda’s Hero and Superfly.

 

2YO Half-Sister to TAMARKUZ Draws Off in Maiden Score
Monday, December 10, 2018

SHE’S GOT YOU (GB), a Glennwood Farm homebred filly trained by John Gosden, made an impressive second career start as she drew off in the final furlong to win by seven lengths. The 2-year-old filly by Kingman (GB) defeated 10 rivals in this seven-furlong sprint on the all-weather surface at Wolverhampton. She is a half-sister to Shadwell stallion G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner TAMARKUZ and to this year’s G1 St. James’s Palace S. winner WITHOUT PAROLE (GB). Her 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.

Photo Courtesy of EBN, ©Steve Cargill

TAMARKUZ First Crop Well Received at Keeneland November
Sunday, November 11, 2018

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 for $140,000 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.

3YO Half-Brother to TAMARKUZ a Star Performance in Seasonal Debut
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

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.

TAMARKUZ
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

New for 2017

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 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.

TAMARKUZ RETIRES TO STUD AT SHADWELL FARM
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.

Pedigree
 
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

WON

  • 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

2nd

  • 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