The first foals by triple Grade/Group 1 winner Karakontie continue to impress as they arrive and develop around the Bluegrass. Gainesway, which stands Karakontie and has provided significant mare support to the stallion, has several of Karakontie’s first foals at the Lexington property.
Tap It All became the newest black-type winner for Gainesway’s sophomore stallion Tapizar when the 3-year-old bay filly won the Feb. 11 California Oaks Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.
Don Alberto Stable’s 3-year-old Tapit filly Unique Bella threw down a scintillating performance in the Grade 2 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita Feb. 5, one that has many racing pundits singing her praises as a possible Triple Crown candidate.
A fixture on the U.S. racing scene since 1935, the Experimental Free Handicap is a weight-based assessment of the previous year’s juvenile runners. Gainesway’s Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile-winning Tapizar led all other first-crop sires with four youngsters among the rankings: two colts and two fillies.