Tapit has emerged as one of the most influential and breed-shaping stallions of the past half-century.
Tapit, America’s leading active sire by lifetime Graded Stakes winners and Grade 1 winners, continued to flash his dominance March 12 at the opening session of the OBS March Sale.
Following another sensational weekend, Gainesway stallion Tapit continued to soar above all other North American sires as the runaway leader by stakes winners, black-type horses, graded stakes winners, and graded stakes horses.
With two new graded stakes winners, Tapit soars ahead of all 2019 North American stallions by black-type winners with nine to his credit. English Channel and Curlin are tied for second on that list with four graded stakes winners each in 2019.
Tapit’s daughter Unique Bella boosted her star status to new echelons when the gray mare received an Eclipse Award as 2018 champion older dirt female. Now a dual champion, Unique Bella was also named the nation’s top female sprinter in 2017.
Gainesway’s three-time leading sire Tapit completed the 2018 racing season as the No. 1 sire by Beyer Speed Figure performance standings, Daily Racing Form reported Jan. 2.
Two-year-old Tapit colts Cornacchia and Gun It both won maiden special weight races Dec. 22 at Fair Grounds and were named “TDN Rising Stars” for their performances.
Stonestreet Stables’ homebred Dream Pauline scored a narrow but determined victory in the six-furlong Sugar Swirl Stakes (G3) Dec. 15 at Gulfstream Park to become the latest graded stakes winner for champion sire Tapit.
Chasing Yesterday, a 2-year-old Tapit half-sister to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, gamely won the Dec. 8 Starlet Stakes (G1) at Los Alamitos to become her sire’s 25th Grade 1 winner.
Winter Sunset, a 2-year-old daughter of Tapit, impressed in her unveiling with a 4¼-length front-running victory Nov. 29 at Fair Grounds.
Godolphin homebred Coliseum entered his Nov. 17 racing debut at Del Mar with unusually high expectations for an unraced 2-year-old, and the gray son of Tapit delivered on the hype with a stunning 6¾-length victory while barely being asked for run.