Gainesway’s 2022 stallion roster will be led by the world-renowned sire TAPIT who will remain at $185,000.
Three-time Champion Sire TAPIT is North America’s leading sire of Grade 1 winners (27), Grade 1 performers (58), graded stakes winners (92), graded stakes horses (177), and stakes performers (284). TAPIT continued to add to his historical resume throughout this past year.
Only months after Essential Quality won the Belmont Stakes (G1) to make TAPIT the first stallion to sire four Belmont Stakes (G1) winners in over 100 years, TAPIT took over as the all-time leading North American sire by progeny earnings. As a sire-of-sires, his top sons at stud include Constitution, Frosted and promising young sire TAPWRIT. As a broodmare sire TAPIT’s daughters added another 3 G1 winners in 2021, adding to an expanding list that already numbers 25 graded stakes winners.
The brilliantly fast MCKINZIE will stand for $30,000 in his second season at stud. Well supported in in his initial season the four-time Grade 1 winner bred 214 mares. Street Sense’s best son MCKINZIE posted 11 triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures in a career that saw him win top level races at 2, 3, and 4. Included in those Grade 1 victories was registering an impressive ¼ Ragozin in the Whitney Stakes (G1).
He is joined by Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner SPUN TO RUN as Gainesway stallions expecting their first foals in 2022. Hailing from the influential Danzig sire line, SPUN TO RUN showed remarkable speed during his three-year-old campaign, collecting three consecutive triple digit Beyers and five times ran a “0” on his Thoro-Graph chart. SPUN TO RUN will stand for $10,000 in 2022.
A $1.2 million yearling himself, Belmont Stakes (G1) winner TAPWRIT has proven to be popular in the auction ring with nearly 20% of his first crop of yearlings bringing over 10-times his 2021 stud fee. Also having the most six-figure yearlings of any freshman sire at the Fasig-Tipton July Sale, TAPWRIT’s first crop is set to hit the track in 2022. A two year old stakes winner out of the juvenile Grade 1 winner Appealing Zophie, TAPWRIT will stand for $10,000.
KARAKONTIE, standing for $10,000 in 2022, has continued to prove that he’s one of the top third crop sires by percentage of stakes winners and graded stakes winners. A three-time Grade 1-winner, KARAKONTIE’s runners this year include dual-surface and multiple graded stakes winner Princess Grace and Del Mar Derby (G2) winner None Above The Law, who has won four stakes on three different surfaces this year.
ANCHOR DOWN will stand for $5,000 in 2022. From limited books, the son of Tapit boasts 14% stakes horses in his first two crops of racing age. His top performers in 2021 include Grade 2-placed Captured Prize and stakes performers Lionessofbrittany, Swot Analysis, and Tesoro.
The Gainesway roster gains multiple Grade 1 winner RAGING BULL (FR) in 2022 with the talented son of top international sire Dark Angel (IRE) standing for $10,000 LFSN.
A $1.6 million earner, RAGING BULL (FR) proved to be a consistently talented racehorse who competed at the top of his division over four racing seasons. He has made 18 consecutive graded stakes starts, winning or placing in nine of 14 Grade 1 events, including victories in the Hollywood Derby (G1T), Shoemaker Mile Stakes (G1), and this year’s Maker’s Mark Mile Stakes (G1). RAGING BULL (FR) will be making his final career start in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) next month at Del Mar.
AFLEET ALEX – Fee: PRIVATE
Northern Afleet – Maggy Hawk, by Hawkster
ANCHOR DOWN – Fee: $5,000
Tapit – Successful Outlook, by Orientate
KARAKONTIE – Fee: $10,000
Bernstein – Sun Is Up, by Sunday Silence
MCKINZIE – Fee: $30,000
Street Sense – Runway Model, by Petionville
RAGING BULL (FR) – Fee: $10,000
Dark Angel (IRE) – Rosa Bonheur, by Mr. Greeley
SPUN TO RUN – Fee: $10,000
Hard Spun – Yawkey Way, by Grand Slam
TAPIT – Fee: $185,000
Pulpit – Tap Your Heels, by Unbridled
TAPWRIT – Fee: $10,000
Tapit – Appealing Zophie, by Successful Appeal
All stud fees are payable LFSN (live foal stands and nurses).
Questions? Contact Sean Tugel at 859.940.0456