Tinners Way has been, in many ways, the total package. An imposing, handsome chestnut near-copy of his famous father, Triple Crown winning legend Secretariat, out of The Minstrel mare, Devon Diva, he displayed brilliance on the racetrack, winning stakes from age 3 to 6.
Bred by Juddmonte Farm, he began his career in England, winning the City of York and Milcars Temple Fortune Stakes. Returning stateside, he captured back-to-back editions of the G1 Pacific Classic (over Best Pal and Soul of the Matter, respectively) equaling the track record for 1 1/4 miles in 1:59.43 and closing out his career at age 6 with a win in the G1 Californian, once again equaling the track record for 1 1/8 miles in 1:46.60. It is also worth noting he finished second to the amazing Cigar in the Hollywood Gold Cup.
Tinners Way retired from racing with a record of 7-6-4 from 27 Starts and earnings of $1,849,452. While standing at stud, he sired many solid runners including stakes winners Tinman Commin and Riverruns Thruit. All total, he boasts over 3.1 million in progeny earnings. Among his foals is Old Friends own retiree, Riva Way who is out of Meadow Farm’s Yia Yia, by Riva Ridge. Tinners Way last stood as “the richest horse in Texas” at Joe & Sharon Kerby’s Key Ranch before his retirement to Old Friends.
Tinners Way joins our beloved Academy Award, who passed in August, as the second son of the legendary Big Red to grace our pastures. It is a privilege to have him among the ranks of our equine retirees. Many thanks to all who made his retirement possible.
Watch Tinners Waywin the 1995 Pacific Classic.