Gainesway Connections in the Breeders' Cup

With the Breeders’ Cup in the coming days, Gainesway connections are represented in eight of the 14 contests during the championship event.

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Horse Race Connection
Essential Quality Juvenile by Gainesway sire TAPIT
Halladay Mile Gainesway bred in partnership with Winchell Thoroughbreds, consigned by Gainesway
Monomoy Girl Distaff sold by Gainesway, by Gainesway sire TAPIZAR
Silver Dust Dirt Mile by Gainesway sire TAPIT
Spanish Loveaffair Juvenile Fillies Turf bred by Gainesway, by Gainesway sire KARAKONTIE
Speech F&M Sprint sold by Gainesway
Tacitus Classic by Gainesway sire TAPIT
Thoughtfully Juvenile Fillies bred by Gainesway, by Gainesway sire TAPIT
Valiance Distaff by Gainesway sire TAPIT



On Future Stars Friday TAPIT is represented by a pair of impressive juveniles, including the Gainesway-bred Grade 2 winner and “TDN Rising Star” Thoughtfully in the Juvenile Fillies (G1). Winning her first two races by a combined 14 lengths, last out she ran 4th in the Alcibiades (G1) after shipping from New York. She has been stationed at Keeneland all month for trainer Steve Asmussen, who is responsible for seven Breeders’ Cup victories.

In one of the most competitive races on Friday, TAPIT’s undefeated Grade 1-winning son Essential Quality will contest the Juvenile (G1). A homebred for Godolphin, Essential Quality will team up with familiar rider Luis Saez, who was aboard for his Grade 1 win at Keeneland last time out. Essential Quality also posted a bullet work for five furlongs in his last prep Friday for trainer Brad Cox.

Friday, KARAKONTIE will have his first Breeders’ Cup starter in Spanish Loveaffair. The Gainesway-bred stakes-winning filly was runner-up last out at Keeneland behind favorite Aunt Pearl. Mark Casse and Tyler Gaffalione team up for owners Eclipse Thoroughbreds, Michael Hernon and Gary Barber

On Saturday, all eyes will be on Gainesway-bred champion Monomoy Girl (TAPIZAR) in the Distaff (G1), but TAPIT also has daughter Valiance in the field, who was a last out Grade 1 winner at Keeneland.


TAPIT will also be represented by Silver Dust in the Dirt Mile (G1) and Tacitus in the Classic (G1), who will be looking for his first Grade 1 win, although he’s placed in five Grade 1 events.

Good luck to all connections in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships!