Tinners Way, Son of Secretariat, to Old Friends

Tinners Way at Old Friends, by Rick Capone

Crusader Sword Retired to Old Friends at Cabin Creek

GEORGETOWN, KY – SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 – Tinners Way, one of the most successful and only surviving sons of Triple Crown winner Secretariat, arrived yesterday at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY.

Meanwhile, Old Friends at Cabin Creek: The Bobby Frankel Division, which is based in Greenfield Center, NY, has welcomed multiple-graded stakes winner Crusader Sword.

Michael Blowen, Old Friends founder and president, made the announcement earlier today.

Tinners Way (Secretariat–Devon Diva, by The Minstrel) was bred by Juddmonte Farms from Secretariat’s final crop. Tinner began his career with a seven-furlong maiden win on British turf in 1992 and continued to campaign in France and England as well as in the U.S. in 1993

With 7 wins from 27 starts, Tinner is best remembered for consecutive wins in the GR1 Pacific Classic at Del Mar in 1994 and 1995. That same year he also captured the Golden Gate Fields Budweiser Breeders’ Cup. H, and in 1996 he took the GR1 Californian S.

His career earnings total $1.847, 734. He most recent stood at Key Ranch in Salado, Texas.

Among the leading sires in New York, Crusader Sword (Damascus – Copernica by Nijinsky) retired in 1990 with 6 wins from 21 starts, including the GR1 Hopeful Stakes and the GR2 Saratoga Special.  His career earnings total $327, 476.

Standing at Foggy Bottom Farm in Geneseo, NY, Crusader Sword has sired the graded stakes winners Classy Crusader, Isitingood, and Excelerate.

For more information about Old Friends contact the main office at (502) 863-1775 or see their website at www.oldfriendsequine.org.

About Old Friends

Old Friends is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that cares for more than 100 retired racehorses. It’s Dream Chase Farm, located in Georgetown, KY, is open to tourists daily by appointment. For more information on tours, reservations at the Old Friends B&B, or to make a donation, contact the farm at (502) 863-1775 or see their website at www.oldfriendsequine.org.

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