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$2,000,000 Tapit Colt Sets New OBS Record

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.

Tacitus Becomes Tapit’s Sixth GSW of 2019

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.  

Tapit ranked leading stallion by stakes winners

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 named 2018 Champion Older Dirt Female

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.

Tapit ‘still on top’ by progeny speed figures

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.

Tapit adds two new ‘Rising Stars’ on same day

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.

Tapit’s Dream Pauline sprints to first graded victory at Gulfstream

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.

Pharoah’s half-sister becomes Tapit’s 25th Grade 1 winner in Starlet

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.

Another ‘Rising Star’ for Tapit as Winter Sunset goes gate-to-wire at Fair Grounds

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.

Tapit’s Coliseum lives up to hype in Del Mar debut

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.

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