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Tinners Way Joins TrueNicks

Tinner's Way (TrueNicks,SRO) was the last foal sired by the legendary Secretariat and went on to become one of his very best runners. He was a multiple stakes winner as a three-year-old in England before emerging as one of the top older males in North America in the mid-1990’s. He defeated Best Pal in the 1994 Pacific Classic (gr. I) and became the first two-time winner of that Del Mar fixture by taking the 1995 edition. He also captured the grade I Californian S. and won or placed in 12 other stakes, equaling a pair of track records in the process. His bankroll of $1,849,452 puts him behind only dual Classic winner Risen Star among the sons of Secretariat.

Out of a mare by The Minstrel, Tinners Way is a half brother to four stakes horses, including stakes winners in North America and Europe. Tinners Way has sired 60% winners from his starters thus far and several of his runners have earned in excess of $100,000. His best runners include Only One Way ($290,509) and the stakes winner Tin Man Commin (out of a mare by Fred Astaire).

Tinners Way stands at Key Ranch in Texas alongside Special Rate (TrueNicks,SRO) and Uncle Abbie (TrueNicks,SRO).

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7 Comments:

sounds like a sleeper;keep 'em coming

tengrandrand 02 Apr 2010 6:34 PM

I was there when he won the Californian and I've always followed his career. I think is was one of the best sired by Secretariat. I hope this gets him some publicity and a good book of mares.Is there a current picture available?

miramartzu 02 Apr 2010 11:28 PM

It is my understanding that - based on a 1988 CBS Sunday Morning piece by Charles Kuralt, that the last foal boarn of the last crop of Secretariat was a filly named Risen Starlet and owned by Arthur Hancock.  

Perhaps Tinner's Way was the last colt foaled?

Cgriff 03 Apr 2010 10:01 PM

TinManCommin was bred on norther Dancer cross, comes up as only a c ,he loved to run, would have been interisting w/ a top trainer as his brother take the points has shown! breeeding was complementry  though from vinery at the time.

sledge 04 Apr 2010 6:58 PM

I'm glad he's getting recognition.  I've always favored him. Wish he was in the online Stallion Registry.

JMcM 04 Apr 2010 8:45 PM

Had an opportunity to see Tinners Way a couple of weeks ago.  He looks great. I would think that Key Ranch has some updated photos.  According to the farm the first mares bred to him this year have been checked in foal as well.  There were a couple of new Tinners Way foals that looked really nice.

PhilL 05 Apr 2010 11:15 AM

i found a picture of him on the key ranch website.  he sure looks like a quarter horse.

victoryess 10 Apr 2010 1:13 AM

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