2018 bay Thoroughbred filly

Tessler at Saratoga

About Tessler

Tess is regally bred on both her male and female side. She hails from the family of Flintshire and Enable as well as the prolific stallion, Empire Maker, the grandsire of American Pharaoh. She was trained by the Grade 1 winning trainer, H. James Bond who described her training and work ethic as “excellent”. She made her racing debut on Travers Day and handled everything in stride and made her entire team extremely proud.

After several months back in training, we have decided to retire our beautiful mare and she is in preparation for her next career as a performance horse. or broodmare. VIsitors are always welcome to see her. Pleasee call first and we can make arrangements.

  • Foaling Date 3/4/2018
  • Flintshire (GB) x Ibis by Empire Maker.
  • TrueNick rating: A++.
  • Breeders Cup Nominated.
  • Registered NY Bred
  • Trainer: H. James Bond
  • Retired and located in Schuylerville, NY.

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Pedigree Notes

Read all about the extraordinary career of Flintshire on the Hill-n-Dale website. 

“Flintshire epitomizes what we try to produce at Juddmonte. He is by our most accomplished stallion, from one of our best families. He is our Leading earner ever and one of the soundest and most honest horses we have ever raced. He has a regal temperament and a will to win that shows in his scintillating turn of foot. We are very proud of him,”

~ Garrett O’Rourke, General Manager at Juddmonte

Career highlights:

  • 5-time G1 Winner of $9,589,910. 
  • Group 1 victories in:
  • the Grand Prix de Paris (G1) at Longchamp in France,
  • the Hong Kong Vase (G1) at Sha Tin in Hong Kong, 
  • the Sword Dancer (G1) twice at Saratoga and
  • the Woodford Reserve Manhattan (G1) at Belmont.
  • In addition, the eighteen-time Graded/Group Stakes Performer ran second in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), twice, the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1), the Dubai Sheema Classic (G1), the Hong Kong Vase (G1), the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1), the Grand Prix de Saint Cloud (G1), and the Coronation Cup (G1) at Epsom in England.
  • Flintshire is the #1 ranked turf horse by Daily Racing Form and he owns the two highest turf Beyer Speed Figures of 2016.

“A remarkable racehorse of the highest order, as sound and durable as they come with the most devastating turn of foot that I have ever seen. Flintshire’s final half mile time in the Manhattan (G1) was :44.56, freakish. That’s what separates him from others I have trained and seen in my career … a truly world class racehorse, with enormous class and presence,”  

~ Chad Brown

Ibis, the regally bred dam of Tessler, was owned for several years by Godolphin and was purchased in 2007 by Sheik Mohammed for over $200k at Tattersals.