Turn-To

Turn-To (1951–1973) was a British-born, American-trained Thoroughbred racehorse and sire.

Turn-To
SireRoyal Charger
GrandsireNearco
DamSource Sucree
DamsireAdmiral Drake
SexStallion
Foaled1951
CountryGreat Britain
ColourBay
BreederMaj. E. R. Miville & Mrs. G. L. Hastings
OwnerCain Hoy Stable
TrainerEddie Hayward
Record8:6–1–1
Earnings$280,032
Major wins
Garden State Futurity (1953)
Saratoga Special Stakes (1953)
Flamingo Stakes (1954)
Last updated on October 10, 2007

BackgroundEdit

He was sired by the British stallion 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 United States of America as a yearling, Turn-To was bought at the Keeneland Sales for $20,000 (equivalent to $190,000 in 2019) to race for Capt. Harry F. Guggenheim's Cain Hoy Stable.

Racing careerEdit

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.

RetirementEdit

Upon retirement, Turn-To initially 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.[1]

PedigreeEdit

Pedigree of Turn-To (GB), bay stallion, 1951[2]
Sire
Royal Charger (GB)
1942
Nearco (ITY)
1935
Pharos Phalaris
Scapa Flow
Nogara Havresac
Catnip
Sun Princess (GB)
1937
Solario Gainsborough
Sun Worship
Mumtaz Begum Blenheim
Mumtaz Mahal
Dam
Source Sucree (FR)
1940
Admiral Drake (FR)
1931
Craig an Eran Sunstar
Maid of the Mist
Plucky Liege Spearmint
Concertina
Lavendula (FR)
1930
Pharos Phalaris
Scapa Flow
Sweet Lavender Swynford
Marchetta (Family:1-w)[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grave Matters Green Gates Farm". Tbheritage.com. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
  2. ^ "Turn-to pedigree". equineline.com. 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
  3. ^ "Thoroughbred Bloodlines – Queen Bertha – Family 1-w". Bloodlines.net. Retrieved 2013-01-02.