Tinner’s Way, Secretariat’s final foal, was one of his very best. Born on May 25, 1990, this muscular golden chestnut traveled from Kentucky to England, where as a 3 year old he won the City of York S. and the Milcars Temple Fortune S. on the turf, and placed in other English and French stakes.
Returned to the United States at 4 and trained by Bobby Frankel, Tinners Way captured the 1994 Pacific Classic S. (G1) with Eddie Delahoussaye up. His record-equaling mile and a quarter at 1:59 2/5 was reminiscent of his sire’s Kentucky Derby run at the same blistering fractions.
At 5, Tinner repeated his Pacific Classic (G1) victory, again teamed with Frankel and Delahoussaye, and at 6 he again matched the track record in his Californian S. (G1) win.
His outstanding career on both dirt and turf amassed $1,849,452. Tinners Way went to stud in 1996, concluding his breeding career at Key Ranch in Texas in 2010.
In September, 2010 Tinner joined former two of his former racing rivals, Awad and Kiri’s Clown, at Old Friends in Kentucky.
Old Friends applauds the generosity of Phil Leckinger, whose gift of Tinners Way allows this great athlete to meet his many fans.
TINNERS WAY's Info:
Owner: Culpepper Stock Company
Breeder: Juddmonte Farms
State Bred: KY
Winnings: 27 Starts: 7 - 6 - 4, $1,849,452
At 3: WON City Of York S. (ENG), Milcars Temple Fortune S. (ENG); 3RD Singer & Friedlander Greenham S. (ENG-G3), Prix De La Foret (FR-G1)
At 4: WON Pacific Classic S. (ETR-USA-G1), Golden Gate Fields Breeders' Cup H. (USA); 2ND Mervyn Leroy H. (USA-G2), Bel Air H. (USA-G2), Arcadia H. (USA-G3); 3RD San Bernardino H. (USA-G2)
At 5: WON Pacific Classic S. (USA-G1); 2ND Hollywood Gold Cup H. (USA-G1), Goodwood H. (USA-G2); 3RD Californian S. (USA-G1)
At 6: WON Californian S. (ETR-USA-G1).
Secretariat's last runner.
At stud: Vinery/KY 1997-99; Harris Farms/CA 2000-03; Key Ranch/TX 2004-10
Retired to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement near Georgetown, KY in September 2010.