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Turkoman Silks Ride
Turkoman
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Turkoman

Status:
Retired
Owner(s):
Trainer:
Bred:
(USA) by [Add Data]
Pedigree:
Alydar  -  Taba  by  Table Play
Rating:
 
Turkoman
EA Ranches
Turkoman
EA Ranches, California

What the Horse Racing Nation is saying about Turkoman...

Wicked Strong threw his hat into the Kentucky Derby 2014 ring with a sharp late running victory in the Wood Memorial. Wicked Strong, 3rd in the G2 Remsen as a juvenile, put his ugly Gulfstream Park form behind him, and he is not the first closer to loathe the Gulf only to reverse form on fair footin...Read More
Happy 32nd Birthday Big Fella. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bndBiRuhOtg
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  • Buckpasser · Jay. Great story. At least you were the background for the pictures with Onward John. · 113 days ago ·
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  • Jay S. · Yeah, hopefully. John was prancin' around like Secretariat. Stole the whole scene. :) · 113 days ago ·
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bndBiRuhOtg SSilence, I pasted it here also so it would be easy to find in the future. Still can't get over it. Now that was a racehorse. I got to see him win the '86 Oaklawn Handicap. If you can work your magic to find a link for that race, I'd be most appreciative. :)
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  • Jay S. · Just got a reply from EA Ranches. Turkoman is still doing very well and even gets to a jog now and then. Big T will be 32 years old in a couple of weeks! · 128 days ago ·
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  • travel_vic · One of these days I will have to hunt through all the negatives as I am sure I took shots of the major runners in each race that day: Precisionist, Skywalker and others. I know I got Dehere, Arcagnes and others · 128 days ago ·
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Precocious doesn't come to mind when one thinks of Travers hero Colonel John, yet his babies are starting to win. Find out which surfaces and distances they'll like best.Read More
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  • Floridaf · I really liked Col. John, so it's nice to see that his babies are already entering the winner's circle. · 309 days ago ·
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  • yukichan · Two more winners in last two days...including Concave today in her debut on turf! · 286 days ago ·
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Who is it Jay S who likes this one? Found that stretch run of the Tallahasse...Going to a new racing venue for a week, but can transfer it to DVD when back after the 9th...E-mail and I could get it to you
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  • travel_vic · The video does not even SHOW Turkoman until the final 16th · 324 days ago ·
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  • Jay S. · Looking forward to seeing it when you get back. Thanks in advance, tv. · 324 days ago ·
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What a horse Turkoman was. Raced 22 times, and was in the money 19 times. Now that is what i call a racehorse. I believe he is 31 years old. I remember him well, when he raced against Gate Dancer, the Jack VanBerg hooded horse.
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  • travel_vic · I have to take two old printers to the storage locker and will try to find that 86 Anita program and will photograph the Classic page and post it to Turkoman's page...I recall his silks were yellow and brown? correct?? · 366 days ago ·
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  • travel_vic · I saw the Longacres Mile that year and we did well backing Laffit's ride on Skywalker..It was a repeat of the mile only a tad further...He just waited behing the speed and struck late.....Turkoman came on but too late. · 366 days ago ·
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i wonder how this old guy is doing.
It appears Turkoman is still alive in California. That's great. Did not know he was the broodmare sire of Point Given, Hard Spun, and Colonel John. I saw him win the Oaklawn Handicap over Gate Dancer, Red Attack, and Bold Tradition. That was Gate Dancer's final race.
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  • jay s. · Sorry rafi and Waya...didn't see your responses till now. How else can I say it...I LOVE Turkoman. He WAS a "Stretch-runnin'-monster!!!" I must admit, in the '86 Oaklawn Handicap it was like he knew it was Gate Dancer's last race and didn't want to show him up too bad. · 424 days ago ·
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  • jay s. · Peppermint Paddy, also didn't see your post until right now, Thank you. I'm so glad he's still aliive, as well. · 424 days ago ·
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is he still alive.?
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  • travel_vic · ran the MOST amamzing 6 furlongs I have seen at old Hialeah coming from 15 out of it down the lane.....A limited horse (could not handle Santa ANita at all) but an interesting one no doubt. · 588 days ago ·
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  • travel_vic · Massive individual when he raced. Compared him to Precisionist at the Breeder's Cup at Anita in '86 and he was HUGE. · 588 days ago ·
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One of my favorite racetrack moments ever came on March 7, 1986 in South Florida. Hialeah Park was still glorious then and only beginning its spiral downward. But not on this day. This was a day when the game was all it can be. Toni Pricci and I were on vacation, and I said we must go to Hialeah tod...Read More
With the help of a former racehorse, Dawn Mellen helps paint a beautiful portrait of how to advance Thoroughbred rescue efforts. The painter in this picture is named Turkoman – a Thoroughbred that won...Read More
Stamina influence Tiznow again matches with a speed-oriented Turkoman-line mare. Whitney Handicap (gr. I) winner Bullsbay joins Colonel John as elite runners bred on the cross.Read More
2/3/2009 By Brad Free ARCADIA, Calif. - If he is not the top 3-year-old in California, he is the top one missing from the Kentucky Derby early nominations list. Mr. Hot Stuff's convincing maiden win Sunday in his fifth start catapulted the full brother to Colonel John onto the Derby trail, even if t...Read More
NEW YORK (AP) -- Point Given was a dud in the Kentucky Derby but dynamite in the Belmont Stakes, winning a bittersweet victory for jockey Gary Stevens and trainer Bob Baffert. Read More

Turkoman - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View DetailsView Video11/01/86Turkoman2ndSA7 DBreeders' Cup Classic-G1 3 MSkywalkerTurkomanPrecisionist2:00.40
View DetailsView Video11/02/85Turkoman3rdAqu71 1/4 mDBreeders' Cup Classic-G1 3 MProud TruthGate DancerTurkoman2:00.80