Taba, Dam of Turkoman, Dies

Taba, Dam of Turkoman, Dies
Photo: Barbara D. Livingston
Champion broodmare Taba passes away at age 32.
Taba, Argentina's 1975 champion 2-year-old filly and dam of Turkoman, has died at Our Mims Retirement Haven. She was 32.

The farm's owner, Jeanne Mirabito, discovered her in one of the paddocks Friday afternoon.

Taba was the dam of 1986 Champion Older Male Turkoman and the great grand dam of 2001 Horse of the Year Point Given.

The daughter of Table Play and full sister to Argentine Triple Crown winner Telescopio, Taba won the Polla de Potrancas (Arg-I), the Argentine One Thousand Guineas, in 1976.

The mare was donated from Olin Gentry's farm in November.

"Even though Taba was well advanced in years, this is devastating," said Mirabito. "We had become so fond of this wonderful mare. She was only with us a short time but she had already become one of the family."

Taba was buried at Our Mims Retirement Haven.

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