The latest achievements for Gainesway and our roster of stallions
On the same card that would see 3-year-old colt Justify become the 13th Triple Crown winner, the nation’s leading 3-year-old filly, Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Monomoy Girl, captured her third consecutive Grade 1 race in the one-mile Acorn Stakes June 9 at Belmont Park.
Dream Maker, a 2-year-old Tapit colt and full brother to 2017 Del Mar Oaks (G1) winner Dream Dancing, made an impressive racing debut and was named a ‘TDN Rising Star’ after his victory June 7 at Churchill Downs.
Don Alberto’s talented 4-year-old Tapit filly Unique Bella, the Eclipse champion female sprinter of 2017, added another top-level victory to her résumé June 2 at Santa Anita Park when she defeated fellow Grade 1 winners Paradise Woods and Vale Dori in the Beholder Mile (G1).
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.