Not This Time retires to stand at Taylor Made
Not This Time (blue): second to Classic Empire earlier this month
PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos) Not This Time retires to stand at Taylor Made
By Ollie O'Donoghue 6:57PM 21 NOV 2016
LEADING two-year-old colt Not This Time has been retired from racing after exiting his brilliant runner-up performance in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita with a career-ending soft tissue injury to his right front leg.
Taylor Made Stallions has acquired 50 per cent of Not This Time from his owner/breeder Albaugh Family Stable, and will stand the talented son of Giant’s Causeway at the Nicholasville, Kentucky-based farm in 2017 for a fee of $15,000.
“Not This Time has it all, and was arguably the best two-year-old in 2016,” said Taylor Made’s Duncan Taylor. “He just oozed brilliance, from the moment he trounced maiden company by ten lengths, to his eight and three-quarter length decimation of the competition in the Grade 3 Iroquois.
"He even ran the fastest Ragozin number in the field in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, despite coming out of the race with the injury. As a matter of fact, Not This Time’s four and three-quarter Ragozin is the fastest in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile since Uncle Mo in 2010.
“On top of his talent, this colt is a half-brother to last year’s Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner, Liam’s Map, and, physically, Not This Time is one of the best-looking horses I’ve ever seen. People will see it for themselves when they come out to look at him.
"He’s out of one of the very best families going right now, and everything in it is good looking. The genetics just don’t miss. He’s by a sire of sires in Giant’s Causeway, and his dam Miss Macy Sue is line bred to champion Ta Wee. This is one exciting stallion prospect."
Dennis Albaugh of Albaugh Family Stable added: “Not This Time ran such a huge two-year old campaign, and being considered a top contender for next year's Kentucky Derby, it really saddens me that his racing career is ending too soon.
"I’m so proud of his dam Miss Macy Sue, who we still have. She had really delivered with quality stakes horses like Taylor S and Liam's Map before, and now Not This Time. I am very excited about staying a part of his stallion career.”
Trained by Dale Romans, Not This Time became the favourite for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile after his eight and three-quarter length win in the $150,000 Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs in September.
In his previous start, Not This Time broke his maiden impressively by ten lengths at Ellis Park in August.
Not This Time was a valiant runner-up in the recent Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, breaking from stall ten and rallying to finish a neck behind Classic Empire at the finish, seven and a half lengths clear of the third-place finisher.
Romans said, “I really believe Not This Time might have been the best horse I’ve ever had, so it’s a real shame to see him leave the barn before we got to see him fulfill his enormous potential, because there’s no doubt in my mind he was as good of a Kentucky Derby contender as there is out there.
"I told [owner] Dennis [Albaugh] he better stay in on him as a stallion because he’s going to be the next Danzig. This horse is the real deal. Spooky good, like I’ve said before. He looks the part, he had the mindset for it, he had the talent and turn of foot. There’s just nothing missing with him.”
Not This Time is out of the Trippi mare Miss Macy Sue, a graded stakes winner and placed in a Breeders’ Cup. Miss Macy Sue is also the dam of promising young sire Liam’s Map, a multiple Grade 1 winner who captured his biggest victory in the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile.
Miss Macy Sue is currently in foal to Tapit, and has a Bodemeister yearling colt. They reside at Taylor Made Farm, where Not This Time was raised and now takes up residence at stud.
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