Catching Up with 2016 Breeders' Cup Mile Winner Tourist

To celebrate the 40th running of the Breeders' Cup, the TDN will share a photo and catch up with a past winner in each of the 40 days leading up to the event. Today, we have Mile winner Tourist. | Sarah Andrew


The blinkered Tourist ran into a scorching :21.81 and :44.61 pace in the 2016 GI Breeders' Cup Mile, split horses in a thriller, and emerged from battle not only with the win, but with the Mile record. In 39 years of Breeders' Cups and so many champions, no one has run the eight furlongs on the grass faster than his blistering 1:31.71.

After standing his first few seasons at WinStar in Kentucky, Tourist relocated to Rockridge in New York for the 2023 season.

Tourist is the perfect blend of fire and nice,” said Maryke Roeloffze, Rockridge's stallion manager. “He knows just how handsome he is and loves to strut and prance, but bring out the peppermints–he turns to putty in your hands.”

Erin Robinson, Rockridge's stallion director, added, “I'm delighted to have Tourist in the barn, and think he is a wonderful addition to New York for those breeding to race.”

Tourist (2011 dark bay or brown horse, Tiznow–Unbridled Melody, by Unbridled's Song)

Lifetime record: MGISW, 18-6-3-4, $2,170,340

Breeders' Cup connections: B-WinStar Farm, LLC (KY); O-WinStar Farm LLC, Wachtel Stable, and Gary Barber; T-William I. Mott; J-Joel Rosario.

Current location: Rockridge Stud, Hudson, NY.

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