TAYLOR Made Farm has been confirmed as the second high profile purchaser of a slot for newly launched Pitons Cup, the richest race in the Caribbean.
The announcement of the participation of the US-based Taylor Made Farm comes just days after a syndicate of Hall of Fame Trainer Todd Pletcher, Eclipse Award winning Owner Sol Kumin and leading bloodstock agent Brad Weisbord were confirmed as Piton Cup participants.
“Taylor Made is honoured to participate in the inaugural Piton’s Cup,” said Mark Taylor, Vice President of Marketing and Public Sales Operations, for Taylor Made Farm.
“We see Saint Lucia as a new emerging market for American horses. We fully embrace the vision of providing economic opportunities for the people of Saint Lucia as well as our core customers which are American breeders.”
Since its inception in 1976 Taylor Made has been at the forefront of industry change and has continued to adapt and diversify its business model over more than four decades. Today it is undoubtedly an industry leader across sectors as varied as stallion operations, racing operations and horse care. But is best known for setting new standards of excellence in client services and consigning having sold more than $2 billion in thoroughbreds through the sales ring. Taylor Made’s quick adaption to participate in the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club’s Pitons Cup is an extension of an ethos to move ahead of market trends.
“We have seen in America how well the Pegasus World Cup has been received and know that The Everest has been immensely popular in Australia. A high-profile race in the Caribbean that is more affordable to most racing fans is very appealing and we wanted to be a part of that,” Taylor added.
“We weren’t surprised to see some of the smartest guys in our industry move quickly here. We would be surprised if there wasn’t traction. The template works and when you have it in a lifestyle location like Saint Lucia there really is a lot of appeal.”
The $150,000 Pitons Cup will help launch horse racing at the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club on 13th December 2019.