The latest achievements for Gainesway and our roster of stallions
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.
Young Gainesway stallion Karakontie was named a 2019 value sire by bloodstock writer and pedigree consultant Bill Oppenheim in his annual feature that was released Dec. 3.
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.
Tapwrit’s seven-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher noted the success of the Belmont Stakes as a stallion-making race.
Against one of the deepest fields of the Breeders’ Cup weekend, 3-year-old Tapizar filly Monomoy Girl stamped her authority over the filly and mare division with a sensational victory in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs.
Two-year-old Tapizar colt Solidify circled the field to capture the Oct. 21 Grey Stakes (G3), the card’s featured stakes event over 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Woodbine.
Belmont Stakes (G1) winner and millionaire Tapwrit has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Gainesway for a $12,500 stud fee in 2019.
A colt from the first Gainesway crop of Empire Maker brought a final bid of $1.35 million from Phoenix Thoroughbreds during the Sept. 11 second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Gainesway homebred Eskimo Kisses charged from last to score an emphatic 6½-length victory in the prestigious Alabama Stakes (G1) Aug. 18 at Saratoga Race Course.