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Turkoman (horse)

Sire Alydar
Dam Taba
Grandsire Raise a Native
Damsire Table Play
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1982
Country United States
Color Dark Brown
Breeder Corbin J. Robertson
Owner Saron Stable
Trainer Gary Jones
Record 22: 8-8-3
Earnings $2,146,924
Turkoman is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Taba by Alydar. He was born around 1982 in the United States, and was bred by Corbin J. Robertson.
Major wins
Affirmed Handicap (1985)
Widener Handicap (1986)
Marlboro Cup Invitational Handicap (1986)
Oaklawn Handicap (1986)
Tallahassee Handicap (1986)
U.S. Champion Older Male Horse (1986)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on December 15, 2007

Turkoman (foaled in 1982 in Kentucky) is an American thoroughbred stallion racehorse. Owned and bred by Corbin J. Robertson, he was sired by 1989 United States Racing Hall of Fame inductee Alydar out of the Table Play mare, Taba, who was the Champion 2 year old Filly in Argentina.

Raced under Corbin J. Robertson's Saron Stable banner, Turkoman was trained by Gary Jones. He was lightly raced at two, winning only a six furlong maiden race at Hollywood Park.

At three, he won the Grade III Affirmed Handicap, placed second in the Grade I Travers Stakes, second in the Grade I Swaps Stakes, second in the California Derby and third in the Breeders' Cup Classic behind Precisionist and winner, Skywalker.

At four, he came into his own, beating Preakness Stakes winner Gate Dancer in both the Widener Handicap and the Oaklawn Handicap, and outdueling Pecisionist down the stretch for a win in the Marlboro Cup Invitational Handicap to clinch the U.S. Champion Older Male Horse for 1986.


Upon retirement in 1987, Turkoman was initially sent to Circle H Ranch in California and then relocated in 2004 to Mira Loma Thoroughbred Farm in Riverside County where he stood at stud until the farm closed in 2006. He is pensioned at E. A. Ranches in Santa Ysabel.

He is a successful sire with graded stakes race winners Turk Passer, Man From Wicklow, Peruvian 3 year old Champion Captain Garfio, Personal Merit, and Miss Turkana.

As a broodmare sire, he has sired Turko's Turn, dam of 2001 United States Horse of the Year Point Given, and Turkish Tryst, dam of Hard Spun, second in the 2007 Kentucky Derby. Turkoman is also the broodmare sire of Colonel John, a Grade I winner of the Santa Anita Derby and Travers Stakes.


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