It was a $601,111 average for TAPIT yearlings during Book 1 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale with the group led by a $1.3 million filly consigned by Gainesway.
Purchased by Sinandigan Stable, the filly is a granddaughter of the great Take Charge Lady. That mare won three Grade 1 events herself before going on to produce three Grade 1 winners. Her daughters have so far followed in her footsteps with horses such as champion Take Charge Brandi, three-time Grade 1 winner Omaha Beach, and TAPIT’s own multiple graded stakes winning Charge It produced by the mares.
This filly is the third out of the unraced War Front mare Lady Take Charge, who also has a TAPIT 2-year-old named Will Take It.
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Gary Barber, and Bridlewood Farm were the buyers of a $760,000 TAPIT filly out of Salty from Gainesway during the second session as well.
This Don Alberto Crop-bred is the second foal out of that Grade 1 winning Quality Road mare, who is also a half-sister to the stakes-placed Salty As Can Be with the duo out of the stakes-placed Theycallmeladyluck. All four of the dams on the page have at least placed in stakes with three winning at the level. Each of the three mares with foals aged three or older have also produced stakes performers.
TAPIT’s third most expensive in the first book was a $700,000 filly purchased by Steven Young from the Gainesway consignment. Gainesway co-bred the filly with A.R. Enterprises.
The filly is the first out of the unraced War Front mare Lasy W. Out of Grade 1 winner Zaftig, Lasy W is a half-sister to stakes winner and multiple Grade 2-placed Spinoff and TAPIT’s stakes-placed Rugbyman. Zaftig is a second-generation Grade 1 winner with her dam winning the Selene Stakes (G1) and producing Grade 1 winner Zo Impressive as well.
Zo Impressive’s runners include TAPIT’S Grade 2 winner Souper Tapit.
TAPIT’s other yearlings sold for $600,000, $525,000, $475,000, etc. for a $525,000 median. He had the third highest average of any stallion with more than five sold during Book 1.