A powerful history of champions and stakes horses being born, raised, sold and raced.
First-crop sire To Honor and Serve was represented by his seventh winner Oct. 19 when Conrad Farms’ homebred colt State of Honor romped by 4¾ lengths in a seven-furlong maiden special weight at Woodbine.
Gainesway’s two-time champion sire Tapit took another giant step toward a third consecutive leading sire title Oct. 15 when 3-year-old filly Time and Motion became his 21st worldwide Grade 1 winner in the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (G1) at Keeneland.
Gainesway’s freshman sire To Honor and Serve racked up his sixth juvenile winner Oct. 15 when his son Salute With Honor won a Gulfstream Park West maiden special weight in his debut.
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.
Live Oak Plantation’s 2-year-old Tapit colt Golden Hawk went wire to wire in the Oct. 9 Grey Stakes (G3) over Woodbine’s Tapeta surface and posted a 5¼-length victory.
Gainesway sales graduate Practical Joke overcame an awkward start in the Oct. 8 Champagne Stakes (G1) to run down front-running favorite Syndergaard in the final strides at Belmont Park. Practical Joke completed the mile in 1:34.68.
Gainesway has every reason to be doubly proud of Anchor Down’s gate-to-wire victory in the $350,000 Kelso Handicap (G2) Oct. 8 at Belmont Park. Gainesway not only stands the winner’s sire, Tapit, but also bred the 5-year-old gray.
The first black-type stakes winner for Gainesway’s freshman sire To Honor and Serve was served up with a Latin flavor when his juvenile son Steps to Heaven won the Oct. 2 Clásico Fernández at Hipódromo Presidente Remón in Panama.
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.
Adding to the mystique of Gainesway’s champion sire Tapit is one of his defining physical characteristics: his striking gray coat. But does the color of Tapit’s foals make them any more or less likely to become elite racehorses?