Breeders' Cup Still Under Consideration For Tarnawa

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Tarnawa | Breeders' Cup/Eclipse Sportswire

Last year's GI Breeders' Cup Turf heroine Tarnawa (Ire) (Shamardal) has exited Sunday's G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in good order after running second to Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}), and her connections are still considering at run at the Breeders' Cup at Del Mar in November. The Dermot Weld trainee opened her campaign with a 6 1/2-length win in the G3 Ballyroan S. at Leopardstown on Aug. 5 and was second to St Mark's Basilica (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) in the G1 Irish Champion S. there on Sept. 11.

“Tarnawa is tired, but you'd have to be so proud of the effort she has put in,” said Dermot Weld's son and assistant Kris of His Highness The Aga Khan's homebred. “She was in the form of her life, we knew that, and she represented us so well.

“Torquator Tasso's form was very good and was there for all to see. He wasn't running just because it was the Arc, and it was a very good renewal of the race. We'll see how she comes out of the race, and the Breeders' Cup is a distinct possibility, having won it last year. We'll take it one day at a time, and there is no talk about next year yet.”

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