TAPIT only had one entry in the OBS Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds In Training sale but that was all he needed to top the third session when a colt sold for $1.7 million.
The third highest price of the sale overall, the Eddie Woods consignee was snaped up by Lane’s End Racing and West Point Thoroughbreds with L.E.B. signing as agent.
🎇$1.7 million for this TAPIT colt from @eddiewoods2yos!
🔎Purchased by @LanesEndFarms Racing + @westpointtbred. Colt was bred by @Gainesway; hails from big Phipps family + half or full to 3 SWS, including GII Adirondack winner THOUGHTFULLY (Tapit)@EWoodsStables @OBSSales pic.twitter.com/fYnMgy7Ir4
— Lucas Marquardt (@ThoroStride) April 21, 2022
“We are looking for stallion in that partnership,” West Point’s Terry Finley told Thoroughbred Daily News. “A good number of the people in this partnership have equity in [TAPIT’s Grade 1 winner] Flightline, so everybody is excited. The economy is doing well and the horse market at the top end is really doing well.”
A Gainesway-bred colt, the :20.4 breezer is a full brother to TAPIT’s Grade 2 winner Thoughtfully and half-brother to Grade 2 winner Annual Report, multiple stakes winner Giant Payday, and stakes-placed Flores Island. In all, their winning Seeking the Gold dam Pension has produced seven winners from seven of racing age.
Pension herself is out of the Grade 1 winning Furlough, who not only produced Pension’s Grade 3 winning full brother Happy Hunting and stakes-winning half-sister Pardon but is also a half-sister to Grade 1 winners Dancing Spree and Fantastic Find.
Read Brian Grave’s thoughts on selling the Gainesway homebred at the 2-year-old sales instead of the yearling sales on Thoroughbred Daily News.