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Tapit’s ‘Big E’ conquers Always Dreaming in G2 Hardacre Mile

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.

Meet Anchor Down’s first foals of 2018

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’s Monomoy Girl impresses in Grade 2 Rachel Alexandra

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.

First-crop Anchor Down foals arrive at Gainesway

The first foals by Anchor Down, a top miler son of champion sire Tapit, have begun arriving in the Bluegrass.

Unique Bella records 109 Beyer in G2 Santa Maria

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.

Tapit filly Unique Bella named Eclipse champion female sprinter

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.

Anchor Down sires first foal

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.

Tapit filly Unique Bella brilliant in Grade 1 La Brea score

Don Alberto Stable’s 3-year-old Tapit filly Unique Bella, already a four-time graded stakes winner going into the Dec. 26 La Brea Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita, gamely defeated Paradise Woods in the seven-furlong event to become her sire’s 24th Grade 1 winner.

First Karakontie weanlings sell for $250K, $130K, $110K

First-crop weanling sire Karakontie jumped out to a fast start when his first three November offerings averaged $163,333, more than 10 times the stud fee they were bred on.

Gainesway announces 2018 stud fees

Gainesway has released stud fees for its 2018 roster, and Tapit, the leading North American sire in 2014, 2015, and 2016, will again command a $300,000 fee and his book will be limited to 125 mares.

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