Tinners Way, the last colt sired by Secretariat, arrived Sept. 13 at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement near Georgetown, Ky. The 20-year-old pensioned stallion last stood at Joe and Sharon Kerby’s Key Ranch near Salado, Texas.
Tinners Way, Secretariat’s second-best colt behind champion Risen Star, is one of three runners to capture the Pacific Classic Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar twice. The Kentucky-bred runner won the $1 million race in 1994-95 and equaled the track record in his first triumph. He also equaled a track record in the 1996 Californian Stakes (gr. II) at Hollywood Park.
Campaigned initially in England and France, Tinners Way won or placed in 17 of 27 races and earned $1,846,546 while racing for Khalid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms. He was trained in North America by Bobby Frankel.
Tinners Way, out of The Minstrel mare Devon Diva, first stood at Vinery near Midway, Ky., and later at Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif., before ending up at Key Ranch. He is represented as a stallion by two stakes winners.
Tinners Way is one of seven horses trained by Frankel that have resided at Old Friends. The other six include current boarder Marquetry, who also raced for Juddmonte.