G1 winner Tourist relocates to Rockridge Stud

Monday, November 28th, 2022

Tourist, winner of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita, moves to Rockridge Stud in Hudson for the 2023 season. Breeders’ Cup/Eclipse Sportswire Photo.

Multiple Grade 1 and Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Tourist, currently ranked 14th on the North American third-crop sire list, will relocate to Rockridge Stud in Hudson for the 2023 season. The 11-year-old son of Tiznow, who previously stood at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky., will stand the 2023 season for $3,500.

“He was getting overlooked in Kentucky, and some of the partners felt the move to NY would maximize his income potential with New York stallion awards,” said Rockridge Stud’s Lere Visagie. “The partners who are staying in on the stallion are planning to buy mares to give him a strong start in New York.”

Tourist is the sire of six stakes horses in 2022, including stakes winners Carpenters Call and I Can Run. The winner of four of nine starts and $137,400 this year, Carpenters Call won the Peach Street Stakes at Presque Isle Downs and finished third in the Grade 3 Kitten’s Joy Appleton Stakes at Gulfstream Park. I Can Run, first or second in five of eight starts this year with $171,590 in earnings, won the Eleven North Handicap in late August at Monmouth Park.

Tourist is also the sire of stakes winner and Grade 1-placed Tango Tango Tango, $189,495-earner Poca Mucha, $158,703-earner Wicked Fast, stakes-placed $138,280-earner Day Tripper and $193,755-earner Hombre. Mo Tourist, an Ontario-bred 2-year-old son of Tourist, broke his maiden Oct. 30 at Woodbine before finishing third there in Saturday’s Grade 3 Grey Stakes.

Campaigned by WinStar, Wachtel Stable and Gary Barber, Tourist won six of 18 starts and earned $2,170,340 over three seasons. A stakes winner at 3, 4 and 5, Tourist ran in three consecutive editions of the Breeders’ Cup Mile and won the $2 million event in his final start in 2016 at Santa Anita Park.

Tourist also won the Grade 1 Fourstardave Handicap in 2016 at Saratoga Race Course, More Than Ready Mile Stakes in 2015 at Kentucky Downs and Sir Cat Stakes in 2014 at Saratoga.

Tourist is out of the winning Unbridled’s Song mare Unbridled Melody, the dam of New York-bred stakes winner Mountain Music Man (by Bluegrass Cat) and New York-bred winner Tether to Reality (by Harlan’s Holiday), along with stakes winner Harlan’s Harmony (by Spring At Last) and Grade 3-placed $198,118-earner Michael With Us.

Tourist has 2022 progeny earnings of $2,691,052 and lifetime progeny earnings of $5,476,203 through Sunday.

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