Gainesway’s young stallion Tapizar has had quite a good run of late, siring five winners in eight days. The most exciting of these might have been American Pastime, whose brilliant debut March 11 at Santa Anita Park earned “TDN Rising Star” designation and a 91 Beyer Speed Figure.
Tap It All became the newest black-type winner for Gainesway’s sophomore stallion Tapizar when the 3-year-old bay filly won the Feb. 11 California Oaks Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.
A fixture on the U.S. racing scene since 1935, the Experimental Free Handicap is a weight-based assessment of the previous year’s juvenile runners. Gainesway’s Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile-winning Tapizar led all other first-crop sires with four youngsters among the rankings: two colts and two fillies.
Gainesway’s freshman sire Tapizar added winner number 15 to his spreadsheet when Reddam Racing’s Blabimir took the fifth race over seven juvenile rivals Dec. 9 at Los Alamitos in California.
Gainesway announced its 2017 stud fees Nov. 10, with leading sire Tapit again headlining the roster and standing for an industry-leading fee of $300,000.
Gainesway’s freshman sire Tapizar got his second Japanese maiden winner and 10th overall winner Oct. 15 when his 2-year-old daughter Mrs Watanabe won her career debut over 1400m at Tokyo Racecourse.
Vai, a 2-year-old filly by first-crop sire Tapizar, found the winner’s circle for the second time in as many starts Oct. 6 when taking a six-furlong allowance race at Santa Anita. Vai’s win gives Tapizar his third repeat winner; no freshman sire has more.
A pair of Gainesway-sired colts were among the top offerings Oct. 4 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic fall yearling sale in Timonium, Md.
Tapizar, a top-three sire in several categories on the 2016 first-crop sire list, continues to show strong results during the Keeneland September yearling sale, with a filly bringing a winning bid of $165,000 during the Sept. 20 session.
Gekirin, a 2-year-old colt from the first crop of Tapizar, became the ninth winner for his sire Sept. 17 in an 1800m maiden race at Hanshin Racecourse in Japan. Making his career debut under jockey Christophe Lemaire, Gekirin led from gate to wire to win by an authoritative six lengths.