TAMARKUZ, Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile-G1 winner and earner of $1.8 million sired his first foal January 20th, a filly out of the unraced Aldebaran mare, Aly Baran. She was born at Scarteen Stud in Central Kentucky. “We are very pleased with the filly. She’s going to be a big girl. She’s very leggy and has great bone—there’s just a lot of substance to her,” said Richie Donworth, who owns Scarteen Stud. “Jerry Kane, who owns Aly Baran, picked Tamarkuz for her after his powerful win in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. We both thought he was an excellent stallion prospect.”
WITHOUT PAROLE (GB), the Glennwood Farm homebred and trained by John Gosden, was an easy winner at Newcastle Racecourse in his first start. He is a half-brother to Shadwell stallion TAMARKUZ, out of Without You Babe, half-sister to dual G1 winner and successful sire Stay Thirsty, as well as sires Andromeda’s Hero and Superfly.
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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.