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.
$450,000 for this big, 💪 first-crop colt by TAPWRIT ✨ who breezed 10 FLAT 🔥 at @OBSSales April.
Consigned by All Dreams Equine and purchased by NBS Stable / John Ballantyne, congrats and good luck to the connections!#2YOTalent pic.twitter.com/AXBbJNRzZR
— Gainesway (@Gainesway) April 19, 2022
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.
.@westpointtbred goes to $450k 💰 for Hip 851, a stunning colt by @Gainesway freshman sire Tapwrit. Tapwrits have been some of the best looking colts all 2yo sales and this one, a half to a talented 4yo colt named Elector, is one of the best. He will be trained by @sadlerracing https://t.co/5dARomqkDE pic.twitter.com/XYfLd1icpC
— D🅰️niel (@DanielAlva85) April 21, 2022
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.