An incomparable champion
Tapit has emerged as one of the most influential and breed-shaping stallions of the past half-century. America’s most dominant sire, Tapit has sired 25 Grade 1 winners, 28 yearlings to bring $1 million or more at auction, and earners of more than $150 million on the racetrack.
America’s champion sire in 2014, 2015, and 2016
2019 top offspring include Tampa Bay Derby (G2) and Wood Memorial (G2) winner Tacitus; Woodford Reserve Brooklyn Inv. S. (G2) and Grand Prix American Jockey Club Invitational winner Marconi; King Edward S. (G2) and Fair Grounds Handicap (G3) winner Synchrony; Eclipse S. (G2) winner Souper Tapit; Super Derby (G3) winner Rotation; Demoiselle (G2) winner Lake Avenue, and ‘TDN Rising Stars’ Mind Out and Intrepid Heart.
2018 stars include Beholder Mile (G1), La Brea S. (G1), and Clement L. Hirsch S. (G1) winner Unique Bella (Champion Older Dirt Female); Starlet S. (G1) winner Chasing Yesterday; Gazelle S. (G2) winner My Miss Lilly; Hutcheson S. (G3) winner Madison’s Luna; Hardarcre Mile (G2) winner Conquest Big E; Muniz Memorial (G2) winner Synchrony; and ‘TDN Rising Stars’ Coliseum, Cornacchia, Dream Maker, Gun It, Nitrous, Rugbyman, and Winter Sunset
In 2017, sire of Belmont S. (G1) winner Tapwrit; Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1) winner Cupid; Del Mar Oaks (G1) winner Dream Dancing; and ‘TDN Rising Stars’ Anonymity, Dream Pauline, Marconi, Mask, New York Central, Principe Guilherme, and Souper Tapit
No. 1 general sire in 2016 with record $19.9 million in progeny earnings, 36 graded stakes horses, 15 graded stakes winners, and standout runners including Met Mile (G1) and Whitney S. (G1) winner Frosted; Belmont S. (G1) winner Creator; dead-heat Spinaway S. (G1) winners Pretty City Dancer and Sweet Loretta; leading turf filly and Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1) winner Time and Motion; Holy Bull S. (G2) winner Mohaymen; and UAE Derby (G2) winner and classic-placed Lani
Sales Results: $2.5 million yearling session topper in Book 1 at 2019 Keeneland September; 2-year-olds sold up to $2 million; $1 million session topper at 2019 F-T Saratoga Sale; 2018 yearlings sold up to $1.4 million; 2018 weanlings sold up to $800,000; 2018 in-foal mares brought up to $4.4 million and averaged $1,358,333; 2017 yearlings sold up to $2.7 million and averaged $883,333
Lifetime: 245 black-type horses, 128 stakes winners, 77 graded stakes winners, 25 Grade 1 winners, seven champions, five Breeders’ Cup winners, more than $150 million in progeny earnings
Book limited to 125 mares
Laurel Futurity (G3), Laurel Park, 1 1/16 miles, by 4¾, defeating Polish Rifle, Ghost Mountain, etc.
A maiden special weight race, Delaware Park, 1 mile, by 7¾, defeating Fancatstik, Mighty Roar, etc.
Wood Memorial (G1), Aqueduct, 1⅛ miles, defeating Master David, Eddington, Swingforthefences, Royal Assault, Value Plus, Consecrate, Sinister G, etc.
The record-breaking champion sire of 2014, 2015, and 2016, Tapit is the dominant sire of his era. With his best-bred horses still to run, he has already sired a champion 2-year-old colt, a champion 2-year-old filly, a champion 3-year-old filly, and three Belmont Stakes (G1) winners.
Tapit has enjoyed remarkable success with mares carrying Storm Cat, who appears in 16 of his stakes winners – 12 graded and four Grade 1. This includes Grade 1 winners out of mares by Hennessy, Bluegrass Cat, Sir Cat, and Tabasco Cat and graded winners from daughters of Forestry, Giant’s Causeway, Harlan’s Holiday, and Menifee. Deputy Minister daughters have supplied the dams of Tapit Grade 1 winners Frosted and Tapizar, and Tapit also has a graded winner out of a mare by Graeme Hall, a son of the Deputy Minister horse Dehere.
From daughters of Sadler’s Wells’ son El Prado, Tapit has sired two stakes winners, including Grade 1 winner Laragh, and also has a stakes winner out of a mare by El Prado’s son Medaglia d’Oro. Out of mares from the Danzig line, Tapit has a trio of stakes winners, and the cross with mares by War Front would be an appealing combination. Out of mares descending from Icecapade – a three-quarter relative to Northern Dancer – Tapit has a Grade 1 winner out of a Wild Again mare and stakes winners out of mares by Phone Trick and Wild Rush.
Tapit has been successful with some specific branches of Mr. Prospector, notably Gone West, including through Mr. Greeley and Grand Slam; Forty Niner, including through Distorted Humor and Editor’s Note, both broodmare sires of Tapit Grade 1 winners; Carson City and Cryptoclearance, both also Grade 1-producing crosses; Woodman; Unbridled’s Song, broodmare sire of Tapit’s champion daughter Unique Bella; and Smoke Glacken and his sire Two Punch.
Tapit’s third dam is a sister to the influential sire Relaunch, and Tapit has six stakes winners out of mares carrying Relaunch, who can be sourced through Honour and Glory and Tiznow. From the Valid Appeal branch of In Reality, Tapit has two stakes winners including classic winner Tapwrit (out of a mare by Successful Appeal.)
Tapit has a Grade 1-placed stakes winner out of a mare by Cherokee Run, a son of the Blushing Groom horse Runaway Groom, and he has graded stakes winners out of mares by other Blushing Groom-line stallions Orientate, Rahy, and Shy Tom. Out of Caro-line mares, Tapit has stakes winners from daughters of Cozzene, In Excess, and Indian Charlie. From the Halo line he has Grade 2 winners out of More Than Ready and Sunday Silence mares. Tapit has classic winner Tonalist out of a mare by Pleasant Colony; classic winner Creator out of a mare by a son of Private Account; and a Grade 1 winner out of a mare by Concern, who is by Broad Brush, who also sired Include. Tapit’s champion daughter Untapable is out of a mare from the Kris S. branch of Roberto.
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