Gainesway again looks to make an impact in the Breeders’ Cup this year with connections to runners in seven different races between Friday and Saturday.
|Time to Party||Juvenile Turf Sprint||Gainesway co-bred with Bridlewood, sold by Gainesway; Gainesway consigns dam Party Smart as hip 3427 at KEENOV|
|Haughty||Juvenile Fillies Turf||Gainesway bred and consigned by Gainesway|
|Mackinnon||Juvenile Turf||sold by Gainesway|
|Coinage||Juvenile Turf||by Gainesway sire TAPIT|
|Raging Bull||Mile||Standing at Gainesway in 2022|
|Hot Rod Charlie||Classic||Co-owned by Gainesway|
|Essential Quality||Classic||by Gainesway sire TAPIT|
The Gainesway connections kick off in the very first Breeders’ Cup race of the weekend when the Gainesway co-bred and sold Time to Party runs in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2). Co-bred with Bridlewood Farm, Time To Party was sold by Gainesway at the Keeneland November Sale as a weanling. He has never finished worse than second in his three career starts, including a second in the Speakeasy Stakes last out.
Gainesway consigns Time to Party’s dam Party Smart at the upcoming Keeneland November sale as hip 3427.
Haughty was given a Thoroughbred Daily Times ‘Rising Star’ title last out and the Gainesway-bred Empire Maker daughter is set to step up to Grade 1 company in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1). She was a four length winner in that Keeneland Maiden Special Weight on October 17, a little over a year after going through the ring as part of Gainesway’s consignment at Keeneland September.
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The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) has two Gainesway connections – ones as a graduate of Gainesway’s program and the other a TAPIT son.
TAPIT’s Grade 3 winner Coinage looks to give his sire a first ever win in the Juvenile Turf as his fourth runner in the race – the only Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup juvenile race TAPIT has not sired a winner in. Coinage has never been worse than third and has a win in the With Anticipation Stakes (G3) to his name. He also has Breeders’ Cup form in his pedigree – he is the first foal out of 2018 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) winner Bar of Gold.
In the Juvenile Turf, Coinage is joined by Gainesway-sold Mackinnon. Mackinnon has won his last three starts in style with two stakes victories to his name – and two of them came over the Del Mar turf. He was a $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearlings graduate from the Gainesway draft when purchased by Gene Recio.
RAGING BULL (FR) will join the Gainesway roster for 2022 but before he does that, he’s taking on the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) on Saturday. The winner of over $1.6 million with 15 top three finishes in 21 starts, RAGING BULL already has three Grade 1 wins to his name including the Maker’s Mark Mile Stakes (G1) this year.
TAPIT’s son Essential Quality is looking to become one of only 23 horses to win multiple Breeders’ Cups in this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) after winning last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) on his way to Champion 2-Year-Old honors. This year, Essential Quality has put together another successful campaign with his five wins in six starts including the Belmont Stakes (G1) and Travers Stakes (G1) to make him one of the favorites for the Classic.
Gainesway co-owned HOT ROD CHARLIE is also among the leading 3-year-old contenders in the race. He won the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) last out after winning the Louisiana Derby (G2) earlier this year and was placed in both the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Belmont Stakes (G1). He is already a Breeders’ Cup veteran after finishing second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) in his final start at two.
TAPIT is the sire of six Breeders’ Cup winners and he has a chance to become the broodmare sire of a Breeders’ Cup winner when he has runners out of his daughters on Friday and Saturday.
The first of those is Commandperformance in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Friday. Though he is still a maiden, Commandperformance was second in the Champagne Stakes (G1) to the likely Breeders’ Cup Juvenile favorite. In the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) on Saturday, Gear Jockey races as a homebred for Calumet Farm, the TAPIT grandson won the Turf Sprint Stakes (G3) at Kentucky Downs last out. Grade 1 winner Lexitonian lines up in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) on Saturday. That 5-year-old became one of Tapit’s seven Grade 1 winners as a broodmare sire two starts ago.