$450,000 Colts Lead TAPWRIT Offerings at OBS Spring

Group averaged over 13-times his 2022 stud fee

TAPWRIT juveniles were again a hit at the OBS Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds this week when a pair of $450,000 colts led his 11 sold in the ring.

That group averaged $131,909, over 13 times his 2022 stud fee with TAPWRIT’s top two sellers tied as the seventh most expensive juveniles by a freshman sire in the sale. The stallion also had the seventh highest in-ring average of any freshman sire at a fraction of the stud fee of many above him.

One of those $450,000 colts came on the first day when NBS Stable and John Ballantyn purchased Hip 181 after a :10.0 breeze. The colt was the second highest price for a freshman sire in the first session.

The colt is a half-brother to one winner from one to race and out of the Bernstein mare Bern Obsession.

Bern Obsession is a full sister to Grade 3 winner and Grade 2-placed Proceed Bee and Grade 2-placed Processor’s Turf. The family also includes the colt’s Grade 2 winning third dam Duty Dance, who produced Grade 3 winner Party Manners and four stakes producers. Read more about the colt on Blood-Horse here.

Two days later it was Oh Kay See’s colt’s turn to light up the ring when selling for $450,000 to West Point Thoroughbreds and Mike Talla Racing with LEB as agent after breezing in :21.0.

That colt is out of a two-time winner who is also the dam of the winning Elector. Oh Kay See is a half-sister to the Grade 1 winner So Many Ways and a granddaughter of Grade 3 winner Really Happy.

TAPWRIT has seen his first juveniles this year sell for $450,000, $450,000, $250,000, $200,000, etc. with an average nearly 14 times his stud fee.