The latest achievements for Gainesway and our roster of stallions
Rugbyman, a 3-year-old son of leading sire Tapit, crushed a Belmont Park maiden special weight field by 14 lengths on May 13 and was named the newest ‘TDN Rising Star.’
Monomoy Girl showcased equal parts talent and determination to capture a thrilling edition of the Kentucky Oaks (G1) May 4 at Churchill Downs, gamely refusing to yield after a stretch-long battle with Wonder Gadot.
Monomoy Girl, already considered the leading Kentucky Oaks (G1) candidate, solidified her status as the country’s top 3-year-old filly with a dominant wire-to-wire victory in the Ashland Stakes (G1) April 7 at Keeneland.
Conquest Big E, a 5-year-old son of three-time champion sire Tapit, employed front-running tactics to dominate the Hardacre Mile (G2) March 31 at Gulfstream Park, spoiling the seasonal debut of 2017 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming.
Tapit’s brilliant and well-bred miler Anchor Down—a multiple graded stakes winner on the New York circuit who blazed 1:32 4/5 in the Kelso Handicap (G2)—has impressed us with his strong and athletic first foals of 2018.
Tapizar filly Monomoy Girl made a successful 3-year-old debut Feb. 17, winning the Rachel Alexandra Stakes (G2) by 2½ lengths to announce herself as a leading Kentucky Oaks (G1) candidate.
The first foals by Anchor Down, a top miler son of champion sire Tapit, have begun arriving in the Bluegrass.
Tapit’s 2017 champion female sprinter Unique Bella showed why there’s more than sprinting in her future as she crushed an overmatched field by nine lengths in the 1 1/16-mile Santa Maria Stakes (G2) Feb. 10 at Santa Anita.
Don Alberto Stable’s Unique Bella was crowned 2017 champion female sprinter at the 47th annual Eclipse Awards ceremony Jan. 25 at Gulfstream Park. The imposing gray joins Stardom Bound (2-year-old filly in 2008), Hansen (2-year-old colt in 2011), and Untapable (3-year-old filly in 2014) as Eclipse champions sired by Tapit.
Multiple graded stakes winner Anchor Down, a miler by leading sire Tapit, was represented by his first reported foal Jan. 16, a gray colt born at Phoenix Farm near Georgetown, Ky.