Gainesway Farm has announced its roster of stallions and their advertised stud
fees for the 2024 breeding season, led once again by three-time leading North American sire
Tapit will stand for $185,000 S&N on the heels of another strong season on the racetrack and in
the sales ring.
The son of Pulpit had a big presence on the Triple Crown trail with Tapit Trice, who won the
Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) at Keeneland and the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) at Tampa Bay
Downs. In the handicap division, Tapit has been led by Suburban Stakes (G2) winner Charge It
and Oaklawn Handicap (G2) winner Proxy.
All of this comes a year after Tapit’s son Flightline took the racing world by storm with an
undefeated career capped off by a dominant victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and the
Eclipse Award as 2022 Horse of the Year.
Tapit remains a force in the commercial market, with a quartet of seven-figure yearlings at this
year’s major sales, led by a filly who brought $1.3 million at the Keeneland September Yearling
Olympiad, a Grade 1-winning son of Speightstown, will stand his second season at stud for
$35,000. After a career where he won five graded stakes races, including the Jockey Club Gold
Cup (G1), Olympiad was well received by breeders, who sent over 200 mares to be part of his
McKinzie, a four-time Grade 1-winning son of Street Sense, will stand for $30,000 after his first
yearlings were exceptionally popular at auction. His average yearling sale price of $165,598
ranks second among North American first-crop sires this season, and he is one of just two first-
crop stallions with a seven-figure yearling in 2024: a half-brother to Kentucky Derby winner
Mage who sold for $1.2 million, the highest price yearling sold of any first-crop stallion.
Young stallions Drain the Clock, Raging Bull, and Spun to Run will each stand for $10,000.
Drain the Clock, a lightning-fast Grade 1-winning son of Maclean’s Music, will stand his second
year at stud after covering 199 mares in his debut book. The star sprinter defeated champion
Jackie’s Warrior to take the Woody Stephens Stakes (G1), among his three total graded stakes
Raging Bull, a three-time Grade 1-winning millionaire, will see his first weanlings enter the
commercial market this fall. The son of influential European sire Dark Angel earned over $1.7
million on the racetrack, with Grade 1 scores in the Hollywood Derby, Shoemaker Mile Stakes,
and Maker’s Mark Mile Stakes.
Spun to Run, by Hard Spun, saw his first yearlings go through the ring in 2023, hammering for
up to $200,000. A millionaire during his own on-track career, Spun to Run won the 2019
Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) over runners including Omaha Beach and Improbable.
Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Tapwrit will stand for $7,500. The millionaire son of Tapit has
gotten 42 percent winners from starters from his first two crops of racing age led by Victory
Formation, who caused a stir on this year’s Kentucky Derby trail after winning the Smarty Jones
Stakes at Oaklawn Park over Angel of Empire.
Rounding out the roster is Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) winner Karakontie, whose fee will be
announced at a later time.
The son of Bernstein aims to be represented in this year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf
(G1) by She Feels Pretty, who earned a “Win and You’re In” berth to the race after winning the
Natalma Stakes (G1) at Woodbine. She Feels Pretty added to the list of Grade 1 winners for
Karakontie that also includes Spendarella.
Following is the complete list of Gainesway’s 2024 stallion roster and advertised fees:
Drain the Clock – $10,000
Karakontie – TBD
McKinzie – $30,000
Olympiad – $35,000
Raging Bull – $10,000
Spun to Run – $10,000
Tapit – $185,000
Tapwrit – $7,500