$340,000 Colt Leads Way at FT Midlantic For TAPWRIT

It was yet another fruitful sale for TAPWRIT this week at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale with his group topped by a $340,000 colt.

Purchased by Spendthrift Farm and Frank Fletcher Racing as the fifth most expensive 2-year-old by a freshman during the first session, the TAPWRIT  colt sold for 34-times his sire’s 2022 stud fee.

A :21.2 breezer during last week’s Under Tack sale, the L G consigned colt is the fourth foal out of the winning Smart Strike mare Smart N Soft. That mare is out of the Grade 2 winning Softly, who is one of two stakes winners and three stakes performers for the stakes-placed Coragil. Grade 2 winner Conquest Big E is also on the page under the colt’s third dam.

Bred by Gainesway, he has proven to be a popular offering all three times he’s gone through the ring, selling for $100,000 as a weanling then $150,000 as a yearling before this trip.

The colt has a top chance to be successful with TAPIT sons having a 15.56% strike rate with stakes performers to runners out of Smart Strike mares.

TAPWRIT’s second most expensive of the sale was the $130,000 filly out of Summertime purchased by Delancey Stables and Angelinos Racing.

Stopping the clock in :10.2 last week for Brick City Thoroughbreds, the filly named Summer Tappin Time was bred by Yvette and Richard Wira and is a half-sister to two stakes performers. Those two are joined by four other winners from six to race out of Summertime, a full sister to multiple graded stakes winner Summer Wind Dancer.

Summer Wind Dancer is the dam of one stakes performer and two stakes producers with one of her daughters producing Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) third Voting Control. Another of Summertime’s sisters produced the stakes winning Pass The Buck.

In all, TAPWRIT’s six sold averaged $97,667 over the two days with the fifth highest average of any freshman sire with five or more to sell.

A stakes winner at two and Belmont Stakes (G1) winner at three, TAPWRIT’s first crop has been in high demand at this year’s juvenile sales with an average of $114,259 and a median 7.5 times his stud fee.

Bought by some of the best judges in the business, TAPWRIT’s 2-year-olds this year have sold for $450,000, $450,000, $340,000, $250,000, $200,000, $175,000, etc.