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Sire Royal Charger
Dam Source Sucree
Grandsire Nearco
Damsire Admiral Drake
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1951
Country Great Britain
Color Bay
Breeder Maj. E. R. Miville & Mrs. G. L. Hastings
Owner Cain Hoy Stable
Trainer Eddie Hayward
Record 8:6-1-1
Earnings $280,032
Turn-To is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Source Sucree by Royal Charger. He was born around 1951 in Great Britain, and was bred by Maj. E. R. Miville & Mrs. G. L. Hastings.
Major wins
Garden State Futurity (1953)
Saratoga Special Stakes (1953)
Flamingo Stakes (1954)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on October 10, 2007

Turn-To (1951-1973) was a British Thoroughbred stallion racehorse. He was sired by the great British stakes winner Royal Charger, out of the French mare Source Sucree, whose sire, Admiral Drake, was third on the French sire list in 1949.

Imported to the U.S. as a yearling, Turn-To was bought at the Keeneland Sales for $20,000 to race for Capt. Harry F. Guggenheim's Cain Hoy Stable.

As a two year old with Henry Moreno aboard, Turn-To won the Garden State Futurity and the Saratoga Special. He also won the Flamingo Stakes at three.


Upon retirement, Turn-To inititally stood at stud at Claiborne Farm before being moved to Spendthrift Farm after a disagreement between Guggenheim and Arthur B. Hancock.

His very successful progeny include First Landing, Hail To Reason, Best Turn, and Sir Gaylord.

Turn-To died in 1973 and is buried at Green Gates Farm, which is now part of Spendthrift Farm near Lexington, Kentucky.



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