Tamarkuz gained international acclaim after a four-race win streak at the Dubai International Racing Carnvial early in 2015. He captured the Firebreak Stake and Burj Nahaar Stake, and capped the stakes triple in the Godolphin Mile. He survived a ding-dong battle with Sloane Avenue in the Mile, emerging the winner by a whisker.
All four of the wins in that streak were at his specialty distance of a mile.
Shipped to the United States to Kiaran McLaughlin last year, Tamarkuz took some time to acclimate, failing to hit the board in three starts.
Now six, the son of Speightstown is rounding back into the form he displayed in Dubai, running second in both the Forego at Saratoga in August, and the Kelso at Belmont on Oct. 8.
With seven wins from 19 lifetime starts, he made the bulk of his $1,290,444 bankroll last year.
A $325,000 yearling at Keeneland in 2011, he is a likely candidate for stallion duties at his owner Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell Farm in the future.
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