Tarnawa A ‘Definite Possibility’ To Defend Her Title In Breeders’ Cup Turf

Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Tarnawa may return stateside to defend her title at Del Mar in November, reports the Racing Post. The 5-year-old Shamardal mare ran most recently in Sunday’s Group 1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, and was defeated just three-quarters of a length by 72-1 longshot Torquator Tasso over heavy ground at Longchamp.

In her other two starts this season, Tarnawa won the Group 3 Ballyroan Stakes and ran second to St Mark’s Basilica in the Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes.

Trainer Dermot Weld said there was a “definite possibility” Tarnawa will make her next start in the Breeders’ Cup Turf, racing against males again.

“She tried hard and we’ve got no excuses but you saw the stamina of Tarnawa, not the speed, which was nullified on the testing ground,” Weld explained. “If we hadn’t had so much rain on Saturday night, we’d have won.”

Read more at the Racing Post.

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