Last year a 3-year-old first known as Budroyale's full brother began making waves in Southern California and then proceeded to win the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and Horse of the Year honors. This year, another full sibling of a Breeders' Cup performer is making a name for herself on the West Coast, but will not be following Tiznow to Breeders' Cup glory, according to co-owner Aaron Jones.
Tamara Princess, champion Riboletta's undefeated full sister, is not nominated to the Breeders' Cup and her connections would have to pay a supplemental entry fee. The morning after winning her first stakes race, Jones said Saturday, "We won't do the Breeders' Cup again. I don't want to take on that expensive thing again."
Last year Jones paid a $400,000 supplemental entry fee for Riboletta, who finished seventh as the favorite in the Distaff. Also, as a South American-bred Tamara Princess just turned three on July 1.
As for what's next for Tamara Princess, Jones said, "I guess we'll just keep going up the ladder and see where that takes us."
The first rung of the ladder was reached on July 11 when Tamara Princess won her 6 1/2-furlong debut, defeating War Chant's debuting half-sister, Double Cat. Just over a month later she returned to the races to win a one-mile allowance race before taking the restricted Torey Pines Stakes Friday at Del Mar.
"She's very easy to train," trainer Eduardo Inda said. "She does everything the way we want her to."