Taylor Made Farm has purchased the second slot in the Pitons Cup, days after a syndicate of Todd Pletcher, Sol Kumin and bloodstock agent Brad Weisbord were confirmed as Pitons Cup participants.
“Taylor Made is honored to participate in the inaugural Piton’s Cup,” said Mark Taylor, Vice President of Marketing and Public Sales Operations for Taylor Made. “We see Saint Lucia as a new emerging market for American horses. We fully embrace the vision of providing economic opportunities for the people of Saint Lucia as well as our core customers which are American breeders.
“We have seen in America how well the Pegasus World Cup has been received and know that The Everest has been immensely popular in Australia,” Taylor continued. “A high-profile race in the Caribbean that is more affordable to most racing fans is very appealing and we wanted to be a part of that,” Taylor added.
“We weren’t surprised to see some of the smartest guys in our industry move quickly here. We would be surprised if there wasn’t traction. The template works and when you have it in a lifestyle location like Saint Lucia there really is a lot of appeal.”
The $150,000 Pitons Cup will help launch horse racing at the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club on 13th December 2019.