With a remarkable six Grade 1 victories and earnings of nearly $3 million, ABEL TASMAN has positioned herself among history’s most accomplished runners. She displayed brilliance as a Grade 1 winner at two and Eclipse champion at three, following an illustrious trio of Grade 1 wins: the Kentucky Oaks, Acorn and Coaching Club American Oaks. Following her championship season, ABEL TASMAN returned to top form in the Ogden Phipps and Personal Ensign, where she established a new stakes record.
With a pedigree to match her performance, ABEL TASMAN is by leading sire Quality Road. Her dam, Vargas Girl, by successful broodmare sire Deputy Minister, has also produced Grade 3 winner Sky Girl and stakes-placed Moonlight Sky. Abel Tasman’s singular achievements not only make her Quality Road’s best daughter but will undoubtedly fast track her path to Racing’s Hall of Fame.
The opportunity to add this collector’s item to your broodmare band awaits. Selling January 7 at Keeneland.
"Abel Tasman provided China Horse Club with some of its greatest highlights and an introduction to U.S. racing. We were very privileged to race our champion mare with Clearsky Farms. I’ll remember her as extremely talented, brave and very sound. We look forward to someone else now taking on her breeding career."
"Abel Tasman had the same qualities a lot of great racehorses seem to have, but what really stood out to me was her grit, courage and determination. The Personal Ensign especially was a race where she really showed her heart and refused to be beaten."