Another Top Sale for TAPWRIT At Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream

It was another good juvenile sale on Wednesday at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale for Belmont Stakes (G1) winner TAPWRIT, whose three through the ring averaged $116,667 with a median of $125,000 – both figures over 11 times his 2022 stud fee.

That trio were led by a $175,000 colt purchased by L & N Racing from SGV Thoroughbreds midway through the sale.

A $160,000 Keeneland September purchase, the colt is the second foal out of the winning Graydar mare Top Hat Tango and breezed in :10.0 on Monday. Top Hat Tango is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Fast Bullet and Grade 3-placed Blair’s Roarin Star in addition to the dam of stakes-placed Serengeti. This is also the family of Grade 1 winner Lady Prancealot among seven stakes winners named under third dam and champion Brave Raj’s name on the page.

Agent Mike Pender purchased a colt out of Lucky Song for $125,000 on behalf of GoGo Racing Stables as TAPWRIT’s  second most expensive of the sale. That pair also purchased his third offering as well.

Cary Frommer consigned the Lucky Song colt, who had seen his half-brother provide updated earnings to the page after the catalog was released. Out of an Unbridled’s Song mare and bred on the same cross as the Top Hat Tango colt, this one is a grandson of Grade 3 winner Camindora. Camindora is the dam of four winners, led by five-time winner Not Orbinary.

It was a big day for TAPWRIT’s family with his half-brother by Justify also making waves as the most expensive colt of the sale when purchased by Coolmore for $1.1 million. That colt is the 11th foal out of the juvenile Grade 1 winner Appealing Zophie, who has also produced multiple graded stakes winner Ride a Comet and stakes winner Inject in addition to TAPWRIT among her six winners.

TAPWRIT registered the fourth highest average of any freshman sire at OBS March with his 2-year-olds currently averaging $148,333 with a median of $150,000 led by a $250,000 colt.