Taylor Made

Couldn't find a thread and we do a lot of talking about Taylor Made.

And now there's something new for them and us!

Taylor Made Farm Purchases Famous New Zealand Standardbred

Taylor Made Farm, already established as a top breeding and sales operation for Thoroughbreds, has reportedly purchased one of New Zealand's best harness horses.

Harnesslink reports Taylor Made Stallions is the buyer on what is estimated at a $4 million deal for Lazarus, who has earned $3.8 million in the country. The report states Lazarus will be aimed at a “possible four-race mini career” in the States, which could include a run at Lexington's Red Mile track to improve his credibility as a dual hemisphere prospect.



  • I read and article awhile back which stated a dear friend of the owner of Taylor Made Farms agreed to invest in a Standardbred while his Standardbred breeding friend bought into California Chrome breeding Investments and purchased a few TB mares to breed to California Chrome.

    Taylor Made was to buy into a quality Standardbred stallion and a few good quality Mares to use him to so I would think Lazarus is that Stallion he was to purchase and bring to Taylor Made Farms.
  • Read the same thing.
    This article says they've already bought into two others. nd their family has a harness history.
  • @whoodler You may want to change the name of this discussion to Taylor Made Farm as there are several other products with the name Taylor Made.
  • You think someone will post some twits and press releases about golfing?
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  • twits is a very appropriate description... LOL
  • Both a noun and a verb.
  • ‘Plenty Of Emotion’ Behind Taylor Made Contender In Harness Stakes Race

    He's been immersed in the horse industry nearly his entire life, but Duncan Taylor admitted there is plenty of emotion involved when it applies to Lazarus N's North American and Grand Circuit debut in the 25th edition of the $325,000 Dan Patch Stakes on Friday (Aug. 10) evening at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino.

    “When we had the opportunity to become partners on California Chrome and preparing to watch him race for the first time we were truly over the moon,” said the CEO of Taylor Made Sales and Stallions. “To have a horse like him was a dream come true, but I feel the same way about Lazarus. Like California Chrome he has proven himself, but it is very exciting to see what he will do in the U.S.”

    The world will most certainly be watching when Lazarus N takes on eight extremely competitive rivals in this year's edition at the Anderson oval. Trained by Jimmy Takter, the horse will commence his journey from post position nine with Yannick Gingras holding the lines in the 11th race on the card.

    Despite the outside post, Lazarus N has been installed as the 6-5 morning line selection. His journey, however, will certainly be impacted by the presence of Dan Patch Award winner and world champion McWicked (post position six, Brian Sears, 2-1), 2017 Levy Memorial victor Bit Of A Legend N (post position five, Jordan Stratton, 12-1) and Breeders Crown winners Beckham's Z Tam (post position five, Ricky Macomber Jr., 20-1) and Split The House (post position two, Trace Tetrick, 20-1).
    Shadwell Farm

    “We realize there are some very nice horses in this field and are not taking this lightly,” Taylor, who operates his business in conjunction with his brothers Ben, Frank and Mark and partner Pat Payne, said. “We just hope the horse provides a true account of himself. Jimmy has totally been the decision-maker in all things when it comes to him, but we trust his judgment.”

    Although Lazarus N is not a two-time Horse of the Year like California Chrome, his credentials are just as impressive. Known as the Wonder from Down Under, the 6-year-old son of Bettor's Delight-Bethany earned $2.66 million while capturing 35 of his 45 career engagements. He has failed to hit the board on only one occasion.

  • Well, Lazarus won his first race in the US at Hoosier Park
  • I love what the announcer said at the wire "And Lazarus Came Forth".


    To watch the race, click on the above link, select Race 11, then click on Trakus T-Cast. A new window will open (for me it was at the bottom of my computer screen).

  • Lazarus N is a real beauty and obviously an amazing trotter, certain to be a stellar investment for the Taylors, especially when he retires to stud.
    Duncan Taylor is kinda returning to some family roots with his venture into Standardbred horses. In 2016, a chance meeting with Mike Gulatta of Deo Volente Farms (New Jersey) resulted in an exchange of breeding rights with the two farms. Taylor Made got two shares to Trixton and Deo Volente Farm got two shares to Chrome.
    Volente Farms purchased Scandalous Song (Unbridled Song) at Keeneland in 2016 to breed to Chrome and the resulting bay Filly has been named California Reign. They've said they will be breeding back to CC.
    I have not found any info on the Taylors purchasing mares and using their breeding shares to Trixton.

    Scandalous Song:
    Foaled February 7, 2010
    Half to Stardom Bound; 2014- foal by Majestic Warrior; 2015- foal by Tiznow; 2017- foal by First Samurai; 2018- foal by California Chrome
    Below is some info that I previously posted in California Chrome's thread, but thought this background info might belong here since the Taylors seem to be expanding their operation to include Standardbred horses and harness racing!





  • Taylor Made Sales on their Tattersalls Consignment:
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