It was a successful Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale for TAPIT this week when all three of his offerings sold for at least $475,000 over the two days, led by a $750,000 filly purchased by Muir Hut Stables.
The price was the most expensive of any filly sold during the first session.
Offered by Taylor Made Sales Agency and bred by Speedway Stables, the filly is bred on the same cross as the two-time Grade 1 winning Flightline and 23-length Dwyer (G3) winner Charge It among the TAPIT x Indian Charlie cross that has four stakes performers from 12 runners.
A stakes winner herself, Shayjolie has produced two winners from two to run and is also a half-sister to the multiple graded stakes winning Mythical Power.
White Birch Farm went to $650,000 to purchase the Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency-offered TAPIT filly out of stakes winner and multiple Grade 1-placed Faithfully.
The filly was a crowd-pleaser and spent an extended period in the ring before Peter Brant secured her for his operation. She is a great-granddaughter of the champion Heavenly Prize, who produced multiple Grade 1 winner Good Reward, Grade 2 winner Pure Prize, the dam of Grade 1 winners Instilled Regard and Persistently, granddam of Grade 1 winner Queen Goddess, and many others.
TAPIT’s first through the ring was one of the first of the sale but the White Birch Farm team was already there and ready to bid when she entered the ring. The Woodford Thoroughbreds filly went to White Birch Farm for $475,000 to take an early session lead and overall end the session as the ninth most expensive filly.
The yearling is looking to become yet another successful TAPIT runner from her family. She is out of the Grade 2 winner and rising star broodmare Justwhistledixie, whose TAPIT foals include multiple graded stakes winner Mohaymen and Grade 3 winners Enforceable and Kingly.
TAPIT ended the sale with the sixth highest average of any stallion at $625,000 and the second highest median at $650,000.
TAPIT also made his mark as a broodmare sire at the sale with his daughter Secret Sigh the dam of the first session topper – a $1.5 million colt named Stop The Press and his Grade 3-winning daughter Walk Close was also the dam of a $1.3 million colt bought by D. Wayne Lukas. A sire-of-sires, TAPIT was also the grandsire of a $1.25 million colt as well.