10/08/2014 4:24PM

Tidal Volume retired to Poplar Creek Horse Center in Ohio


Tidal Volume, a stakes-winning son of Tapit, has been retired from racing and will stand at Poplar Creek Horse Center in Bethel, Ohio, for an advertised fee of $3,000.

The 7-year-old horse finished his career with 8 wins in 23 starts over five seasons of racing for lifetime earnings of $231,476.

Tidal Volume’s strongest season came in 2011, his first with trainer Tom Amoss, which was highlighted by a four-race winning streak that began at Churchill Downs, continued to Indiana Downs and Hoosier Park, and concluded with a victory in the listed Temperence Hill Stakes at Louisiana Downs.

“Tidal Volume followed in the footsteps of so many sons of Tapit, and was an honest, hard-trying stakes performer for us,” Amoss said. “I wish I had a barn full of his type.”

Amoss trained Tidal Volume for Robin Murphy, owner of Poplar Creek Horse Center. Bred in Kentucky by Barry and Carol Conrad, Tidal Volume was a $30,000 purchase out of the 2007 Keeneland September yearling sale by Art and Stephanie Preston’s Oxbow Racing.

“He was in training as a 2-year-old and he fractured a knee,” Murphy said. “Art gave him to me after that, knowing that the horse may never run again. I was just getting into racehorses at that time, and I rehabbed him at my farm here in Ohio for two years not thinking he was going to run at all, but I started conditioning him. His first start wasn’t until late in his 4-year-old year.”

Tidal Volume is out of the unraced Honour and Glory mare Proud Rose, who is the dam of three winners from five foals to race, also including stakes-placed full brother Hollywood Fierce. He is from the family of Grade 1 winner Political Ambition, Group 2 winner Gamilati, and Grade/Group 3 winners Nani Rose and Illustrious Miss.

“He’s a 17-hands tall son of Tapit,” Murphy said. “It’s amazing how he’s built just like Tapit. He’s big and white.”

Murphy said that special considerations would be given to breeders who send multiple mares and stakes winners to Tidal Volume.