Breeders’ Cup Mile (gr. IT) Tourist has been retired and will return to where he was born, WinStar Farm, to enter stud life. WinStar owners Adam Wachtel and Gary Barber have teamed up with Alberto Corp. in regards to Tourist’s retirement. His stand fee has been set at $12,500.
“It’s a special feeling to bring Tourist home to stud after winning the fastest Breeders’ Cup Mile in its 33-year history,” said WinStar President Elliott Walden. “When you think about all the great milers—from fillies like Miesque, Goldikova, and Tepin, to horses like Lure, Royal Academy, Cozzene, and Wise Dan—that have participated in the Mile, it makes us extremely excited to launch the next chapter of Tourist’s career.”
Tourist won the Breeders’ Cup Mile in a stakes-record time of 1:31.71, which was two one-hundredths away from the course record at Santa Anita Park. He has earned close to $2.2 million in his career, making him the highest Tiznow sire earner.
“He has always possessed all the best attributes of Tiznow, who we’re convinced he is going to be an important sire of sires,” said Walden. “We have long believed Tourist and Gemologist had what it took to carry on the sire line, and we’re seeing that now with Gemologist and his first 2-year-olds. When breeders see Tourist for the first time on the end of a shank, they’ll see what I’m talking about. Physically, he’s a terrific blend of Tiznow’s size and strength, with Unbridled’s Song’s quality and balance. WinStar will heavily support Tourist with our broodmare band.”