Tyler’s Tribe returns in Oaklawn’s Hot Springs Stock
It feels like Iowa Tyler’s Tribe out of racing for several months after twice bleeding from breathing problems during races in November and December, is being assigned to the first $200,000 Hot Springs Stakes for the 3-year-old at one mile on April 1 at Oaklawn Parkco-owner and coach Tim Martin said on March 23.
Tyler’s Tribe is unbeaten since finishing third in the $150,000 Advent Stakes for 2-year-olds by 5 and a half on Dec. 9 in Oaklawn. The high-stakes winner was then given a break for about a month after he took the Lasix diuretic during the race, says Martin. He was also bleeding and soothed during the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G1T) on November 4 at Keeneland when playing without Lasix.
Tyler’s Tribe moved closer to his 3-year-old debut by recording a 5-fur bullet practice on: 59 2/5 on Thursday morning’s fast track in Oaklawn under regular driver Kylee Jordan. This is gelding’s fourth work since his winter break.
“He’s been fantastic,” Martin said. “No problem. Last time, clean, no blood, no mucus. Obviously I’m treating him with Lasix, but so far he’s fine.”
Tyler’s Tribe won his first five career starts, all sprinting at speed grassland steppe in Iowa, with a total front run length of 59 3/4 ahead of his troubles later in the year. A gelded son of Sharp Azteca he is 5-0-1 after seven starts with earnings of $320,169 for Martin and co-owner Thomas Lepic.
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