Tapwrit’s seven-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher noted the success of the Belmont Stakes as a stallion-making race.
Belmont Stakes (G1) winner and millionaire Tapwrit has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Gainesway for a $12,500 stud fee in 2019.
Gainesway and Whisper Hill Farm have acquired interests in Belmont Stakes (G1) winner and Travers Stakes (G1) contender Tapwrit and will join Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Robert V. LaPenta in racing the son of Tapit.
Gainesway’s champion sire Tapit reached another milestone June 10 when his son Tapwrit won the 149th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park. For the third time in four years, a son of Tapit has won the “Test of the Champion.”
Tapwrit tossed his hat into the spring classics ring March 11 with a brilliant performance in the Grade 2 $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby, dispatching a field of nine other hopefuls. The handsome, muscular gray son of leading sire Tapit set a stakes record for the 1 1/16-mile major prep for the Kentucky Derby and also earned 50 Kentucky Derby points.