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Tawny Port Racing News
An interesting Kentucky Derby contender, Tawny Port all but sealed a Kentucky Derby start when finishing second to Tiz the Bomb in the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) at Turfway Park. His previous two starts on the Turfway all-weather both produced victories, and he ran a respectable fifth in his only start on dirt, finishing fifth behind Epicenter in the Risen Star S. (G2) at Fair Grounds. The $430,000 yearling purchase’s pedigree suggests he should be best on dirt; he is by American Pharoah’s sire Pioneerof The Nile out of Livi Makenzie, a stakes-winning mare by Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner Macho Uno who produce good performances on dirt, turf, and all-weather tracks. It is the family of the graded stakes dirt winners Surf Cat and Rosie O’Greta. The family doesn’t have great form at 1 1/4 miles but the Pioneerof The Nile factor should help him get the trip.
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|2nd||Jeff Ruby Steaks||III||1 1/8 Miles||Synthetic||Apr 2, 2022|
|5th||Risen Star S. presented by Lamarque Ford||II||1 1/8 Miles||Dirt||Feb 19, 2022|