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Tasso (horse)

Sire Fappiano
Dam Ecstacism
Grandsire Mr. Prospector
Damsire What A Pleasure
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1983
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Gerald Robins & Timothy H. Sams
Owner Gerald Robins
Trainer Neil D. Drysdale
Record 23: 9-4-4
Earnings $1,207,884
Tasso is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Ecstacism by Fappiano. He was born around 1983 in the United States, and was bred by Gerald Robins & Timothy H. Sams.
Major wins

Breeders' Futurity (1985)
Del Mar Futurity (1985)

Breeders' Cup wins:
Breeders' Cup Juvenile (1985)
U.S. Champion 2-Yr-Old Colt (1985)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on September 5, 2007

Tasso (foaled April 20, 1983 in Florida) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse. Out of the mare Ecstacism, he was sired by Fappiano, a son of the very influential Champion sire, Mr. Prospector.

Trained by Neil Drysdale for owner Gerald Robins, Tasso raced seven times at age two, scoring an impressive five wins with one second and one third. Ridden by Laffit Pincay, Jr., his 1985 wins included the Breeders' Futurity Stakes at Keeneland Race Course in Kentucky and the Del Mar Futurity at Del Mar Racetrack in California. For the most important race of the year for his age group, Tasso's owner had to pay a supplemental fee of $120,000 to enter the colt in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Raced that year at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York, his owner was rewarded for his belief in the colt when Tasso defeated Storm Cat by a nose to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Tasso's performances earned him U.S. Champion 2-Yr-Old Colt honors for 1985.

Racing at age three, Tasso again made seven starts, ending the season with two wins, two seconds plus two third-place finishes. He began his 3-year-old campaign impressively with a three-length win in the Manassa Mauler Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack. However, he did not make it to the U.S. Triple Crown series and his best performances came in the Gotham and Withers Stakes in which he finished second. Sent out to race at age four, Tasso started nine times winning twice and finishing in a dead heat for second behind winner Ferdinand in the Grade I Hollywood Gold Cup.

Retired to stud, Tasso's offspring have met with modest success. Since 2000, he has been standing at the Janadriyah Stud Farm near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia owned by Prince Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah.



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