Grade 1 Miler by Tapit
Tapit’s leading miler, Tapizar displayed brilliant miler speed throughout his racing career, breaking his maiden by 10½ lengths as a 2-year-old, wiring the Sham Stakes (G3) by 4¼ lengths at 3, and running away with the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) by 2¼ lengths at 4. Among the leading freshman sires of 2016, Tapizar has stamped his early progeny with his looks and quality.
Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1)-winning miler by Tapit from the family of Tapit’s champion filly Untapable
Tapit’s only Grade 1 winner at a mile at stud
Retired sound with six wins and earnings of $972,632
2016 first-crop graded stakes-placed offspring include Sapling Stakes winner Tip Tap Tapizar, placed in the Saratoga Special (G2) and Bashford Manor (G3), and Zartera, placed in the Sanford Stakes (G3)
Sales Results: 2016 2-year-olds sold up to $800,000, 2016 yearlings sold up to $220,000, 2015 yearlings sold up to $250,000, lifetime yearling average $77,965
Lifetime (2016 first crop): 10 winners, two graded stakes horses, including stakes winner Tip Tap Tapizar
Bred a combined 550 mares in his first four seasons at stud
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A maiden special weight race, Churchill Downs, 1 1/16 miles, by 10½, defeating Zoebear, Adulare, Grind, etc.
Sham S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 miles, 1:40.38, by 4¼, defeating Clubhouse Ride, Anthony’s Cross, Uncle Sam, etc.
An allowance race, Belmont Park, 7 furlongs, 1:21.20, by 2¼, defeating Uptowncharlybrown, Boys At Tosconova, etc.
Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1), Santa Anita, 1 mile, by 2¼, defeating Rail Trip, Delegation, Jersey Town, Emcee, Shackleford, Fed Biz, etc.
San Fernando S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 miles, by 3½, defeating Balladry, Prayer for Relief, Riveting Reason, etc.
West Virginia Governor’s S., Mountaineer, 1 1/16 miles, by 4½, defeating Headache, Colizeo, Populist Politics, etc.
Razorback H. (G3), Oaklawn Park, 1 1/16 miles, to Alternation, defeating Color Me Blue, Shraded Edge, It Happened Again, Win Willy.
By Alan Porter
A spectacular winner of the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1), Tapizar is one of the best sons of the remarkable sire Tapit. He’s already been established as one of the leading freshman sires of 2016, with stakes winner and graded stakes performer Tip Tap Tapizar and graded-placed Zartera.
Tapizar’s offspring will be free of Northern Dancer for four generations on the sire’s side of the pedigree, and Tapit has crossed well with a number of branches of that line. Tip Tap Tapizar is out of a mare by Storm Cat, and Tapit has been exceptional over Storm Cat-line mares, getting 12 graded winners on the cross. Virtually any branch of that sire line would appeal here.
Tapit has two stakes winners, including Grade 1 winner Laragh, from daughters of El Prado, and a stakes winner out of a mare by that horse’s son Medaglia d’Oro, which also suggests daughters of Artie Schiller and Kitten’s Joy. Tapit has three stakes winners out of mares from Northern Dancer’s Danzig line, and Danzig son War Front could be intriguing here, duplicating Tapit’s dam and her three-quarter brother Rubiano.
Certain Mr. Prospector branches have proved to be very effective under Tapit. He has a Grade 1 winner out of a mare by Mr. Greeley, who is by Gone West, and a graded winner out of a mare by that horse’s son Grand Slam, which would also suggest daughters of Speightstown. Tapit has crossed very well with Forty Niner, producing Grade 1 winners from daughters of Distorted Humor and Editor’s Note. He’s also had Grade 1 winners out of mares by Carson City – whose son Cuvee is from a family that has been exceptional with Tapit and who would also be good through City Zip – and Cryptoclearance (grandsire of Candy Ride). Cryptoclearance is from the Fappiano line, which could also work through Quiet American and Rubiano. Among other Mr. Prospector branches that have succeeded with Tapit are Smoke Glacken, his sire Two Punch, and Woodman.
Tapit is from a noted stallion-producing family that also includes Relaunch, a brother to Tapit’s third dam. Tapit not only has a stakes winner out of a Relaunch mare but also from mares by Relaunch-line stallions Bertrando and Honour and Glory, which suggests daughters of Tiznow.
Tapit has a Grade 1-placed stakes winner out of a mare by Cherokee Run, a son of the Blushing Groom horse Runaway Groom, as well as graded stakes winners out of mares by other Blushing Groom-line stallions Orientate, Rahy, and Shy Tom. Out of Caro-line mares he has stakes winners from daughters of Cozzene, In Excess, and Indian Charlie. From the Halo line there are Grade 2 winners out of mares by More Than Ready and Sunday Silence. 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, also sire of Include. Tapit’s champion daughter Untapable is out of a mare from the Kris S. branch of Roberto.
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