Steve Young was the winning bidder of a $600,000 TAPIT colt at this year’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale to make the colt the second highest priced colt of the sale.
Breezing in :10.2 at the Under Tack Show last week, the colt was consigned by Julie Davies for his trip through the ring. The Gainesway Thoroughbreds-bred colt is a half-brother to champion and dual Grade 1 winner Jaywalk and to the stakes winning Danzatrice.
That mare produced Gainesway’s Grade 1 winning TAPIT son Tapit Trice and has her own juvenile by TAPIT.
“He is arguably the best bred horse in the sale,” Young told Thoroughbred Daily News. “He has a lot of similarities to some of the good TAPITs that I have bought. I think he has a sire’s pedigree. He trained great. It was a challenging track and a challenging week for people buying and selling and he was the one we wanted.”
This is also the family of multiple Grade 2 winner and multiple Grade 1-placed Mission Impazible and Grade 2 winner Forest Camp. A strong page from top to bottom, there are 10 stakes winners and 17 stakes performers on the page.
This colt was bred on the same cross as Grade 2 winner and Grade 1 placed Anchor Down and Grade 3 winner and Grade 1 placed Iron Fist with eight winners from 12 runners overall.
Lady Pewitt had a TAPIT colt bred by Gainesway last year as well.
TAPIT is also the grandsire of the second most expensive juvenile’s dam when a filly out of a mare by TAPIT’s champion Hansen sold for $800,000 to Speedway Stables.