The latest achievements for Gainesway and our roster of stallions
Yearlings by Tapit brought $2.7 million, $2.6 million, and $2.5 million—the three highest prices of Keeneland September’s elite Book 1 session—to vault the champion sire atop the standings by both average and gross.
Mr. Crow rattled off his second dominating victory of the Saratoga meet Aug. 30 when taking a seven-furlong allowance race by 6¼ lengths in 1:22.07. The performance earned a 104 Beyer Speed Figure.
Three-time champion sire Tapit officially counted his 100th black-type stakes winner Aug. 21, according to records compiled by The Jockey Club.
Three-time leading sire Tapit realized his 23rd Grade 1 stakes winner when John Oxley’s homebred 3-year-old filly Dream Dancing thrust her nose across the finish line first in the Aug. 19 $300,000 Del Mar Oaks.
Tapizar colt American Pastime cruised to his third career victory Aug. 19 at Del Mar. The 3-year-old Bob Hess Jr. trainee defeated older horses in a six-furlong allowance by 2½ lengths.
Gainesway and Whisper Hill Farm have acquired interests in Belmont Stakes (G1) winner and Travers Stakes (G1) contender Tapwrit and will join Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Robert V. LaPenta in racing the son of Tapit.
Tapizar colt Mr. Crow broke on top and increased his margin at every call in the July 22 Saratoga opener, winning by 11½ lengths in a sharp 1:09.44 to post the year’s highest Beyer Speed Figure by a 3-year-old.
American Pastime, the promising 3-year-old Tapizar colt who earned “TDN Rising Star” status for his 4½-length debut victory March 11, returned to the Santa Anita winner’s circle June 11 after a similarly impressive allowance score.
Gainesway’s champion sire Tapit reached another milestone June 10 when his son Tapwrit won the 149th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park. For the third time in four years, a son of Tapit has won the “Test of the Champion.”
Tapizar debutante Firefoot, a Keeneland September Book 1 graduate, overcame a slow beginning to score impressively in her unveiling June 4 at Gulfstream Park.