Tourist will be making his third consecutive trip to the Breeders’ Cup Mile. A mainstay in upper-level turf races for three seasons, he was winless in the graded ranks until capturing the Fourstardave Handicap (G1) at Saratoga Race Course on August 20. The son of two-time Classic winner Tiznow is having his best season yet in 2016. After a winter vacation, he returned to finish third in Keeneland’s Maker’s 46 Mile Stakes (G1) in April. He then was fourth in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes (G1) at Churchill Downs prior to checking in second in the Shoemaker Mile Stakes (G1) and winning the Fourstardave.
Although lightly raced, Tourist maximizes his earnings power by picking up checks in big-money events. He showed only moderate competitiveness in his first career starts on dirt before displaying affinity for the turf. Switched to grass early in his 3-year-old season in 2014, Tourist earned his way to the winner’s circle in three consecutive races capped by the Sir Cat Stakes at Saratoga.
Bolstered by Tourist’s newfound talent, his connections sent him to Arlington Park for the Secretariat Stakes (G1) where he finished second. The effort was Breeders’ Cup worthy, so his next stop was Santa Anita for the 2014 Mile where he finished off the board. After a 10-month layoff, Tourist came back with a front-running triumph in the More Than Ready Stakes on the undulating Kentucky Downs grass course late in the summer of 2015. Primed for his return to the upper ranks, Tourist was narrowly beaten while finishing third behind the victorious Grand Arch and The Pizza Man at Keeneland in the Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) prior to finishing eighth in the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Mile.
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