TAPWRIT registered a sales topping juvenile at the TTA 2-Year-Old Sale this week when Randy Morse purchased a filly for $300,000.
Breezing the :9.4 bullet during the Under Tack show, the filly brought nearly double the second most expensive horse when going through the ring late in the sale.
“We were blown away,” her yearling purchaser Susan Naylor told Thoroughbred Daily News of the filly she consigned with Pike Racing. “She looked good doing it, but then they printed what it was–that doesn’t happen very often. And especially with this track. This track used to be a lot faster back in the day, but it’s not as fast as used to be.”
Bred in Kentucky by H. Allen Poindexter, the filly was a $60,000 purchase at last year’s Fasig-Tipton July Sale by Naylor from the Wynnstay Sales consignment. She is a half-sister to two winners from two to race, led by three-time winner Applicant.
“She’s fast,” Morse said. “The work was really good. There was a really strong headwind and for a horse to work :9 4/5 on dirt, that’s impressive. And physically, she looks like an athlete. I loved her looks. But time will tell.”
This family also includes Grade 1 winner Kalithea and Grade 2 winners Night In Reno and Spot among the 11 stakes performers listed under her first four dams.
This filly’s dam Sky o’ Blue returned to the Gainesway breeding shed last year when visiting MCKINZIE. The mare foaled a colt by that stallion on March 14 bred by Resolute Racing Alliance.
This filly comes from TAPWRIT’s second crop with juveniles from his first crop bringing $450,000, $450,000, $340,000, $250,000, etc. last year.