Tourist, a son of Tiznow, turned in a super performance to take the WinStar Farm-sponsored, $300,000 More Than Ready S., the feature race on Saturday’s card at Kentucky Downs.
Trained by Bill Mott and ridden by Florent Geroux, Tourist overwhelmed his foes with the front-running, 3 ¾-length score while never being seriously threatened or asked to run by Geroux at any point. He covered the mile in 1:36.17, less than one second off the track record (VIDEO
The winner was bred by WinStar, and is co-owned by the farm with Wachtel Stable and Gary Barber. With a record of 4-2-1 in 10 starts, Tourist has now earned $436,590. The 4-year-old, who won the $100,000 Sir Cat S. and was second in the Secretariat S. (G1) last year, is out of Unbridled Melody and is a half-brother to OBS Championship S. winner Michael With Us.
Perennial top-10 sire Tiznow now has 59 lifetime Black Type winners with earnings in excess of $64 million. His 2015 stakes winners include My Sweet Addiction, winner of the Vanity S. (G1) and Tiz Shea D, who took the Indiana Derby (G2).