T Tapit Pulpit - Tap Your Heels,
by Unbridled, 2001 gr/ro
16.0½ hands
2024 Fee $185,000 LFSN Submit Mare

An incomparable champion

Tapit has emerged as one of the most influential and breed-shaping stallions of the past half-century. America’s most dominant sire, Tapit has sired 31 Grade 1 winners, 37 yearlings to bring $1 million or more at auction, and earners of over $204 million on the racetrack for the most progeny earnings of any North American sire ever.


Three-time Champion Sire and the ONLY top 5 sire 11 of the last 13 years from 2010 – 2023.

The only sire to sire four Belmont S. (G1) winners, since the 1800s sire Lexington.

The all-time leading North American sire by progeny earnings.

2024 runners include Razorback H. (G3) second Magic Tap and Honeybee Stakes (G3) runner-up and 2023 juvenile stakes winner Tapit Jenallie.

2023 top progeny include Blue Grass S. (G1) and Tampa Bay Derby (G3) winner Tapit Trice, Seagram Cup (G2) and Dominion Day Stakes (G3) winner Tyson, Oaklawn H. (G2) and Monmouth Cup (G3) winner Proxy, Fleur de Lis (G2) and Houston Ladies Classic Stakes (G3) winner Pauline’s Pearl, Suburban (G2) winner Charge It, La Prevoyante Stakes (G3) winner Personal Best, Dwyer (G3) winner Fort Bragg, and John Battaglia Memorial winner Congruent.

2022 top progeny include Horse of the Year, Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), Met Mile (G1) and Pacific Classic (G1) winner Flightline, Clark Stakes (G1) winner Proxy, La Troienne Stakes (G1) and Houston Ladies Classic Stakes (G3) winner Pauline’s Pearl, 23-length Dwyer Stakes (G3) winner, TDN Rising Star’ and Florida Derby (G1) runner-up Charge It, Virginia Derby (G3) winner Capensis, Listed Jerome Stakes winner Courvoisier, Listed Palm Beach Stakes winner Coinage, and TDN ‘Rising Star’ Signator.

2021 top progeny include Champion 3-Year-Old Colt, Belmont Stakes (G1), Travers Stakes (G1), Southwest Stakes (G3) & Blue Grass Stakes (G2) winner Essential Quality; Malibu Stakes (G1) winner FlightlineFountain Of Youth (G2) & Holy Bull (G3) winner Greatest Honour; Twilight Derby (G2) winner Subconscious; Triple Bend (G3) winner Magic On Tap; Fantasy Stakes (G3) winner Pauline’s Pearl; Ben Ali Stakes (G3) winner Silver Dust; Seagram Cup (G3) winner Tap It to Win; and Molly Pitcher Stakes (G3) winner Graceful Princess.

2020 top progeny include undefeated Champion 2-Year-Old and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1)Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) winner Essential Quality; Juddmonte Spinster S. (G1) winner Valiance, who was runner-up in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1); Suburban (G2) winner Tacitus; Adirondack (G2) winner and ‘TDN Rising Star’ juvenile Thoughtfully; Inside Information S. (G2) winner Pink Sands; Lecomte S (G3) winner and Risen Star (G2) runner-up Enforceable; Louisiana S. (G3) winner Silver Dust; Tropical Turf (G3) winner Tusk; Athenia (G3) winner Tapit Today; Comely (G3) winner Mrs. Danvers; $1.5 million Saudia Sprint winner New York Central; and Endeavour Stakes (G3) winner Jehozakat, etc.

2019 top progeny include Tampa Bay Derby (G2) and Wood Memorial (G2) winner Tacitus; Woodford Reserve Brooklyn Inv. S. (G2) and Grand Prix American Jockey Club Invitational  winner Marconi; King Edward S. (G2) and Fair Grounds Handicap (G3) winner Synchrony; Eclipse S. (G2) winner Souper Tapit; Super Derby (G3) winner Rotation; Demoiselle (G2) winner Lake Avenue, Rampart Stakes (G3) winner Pink Sands, and ‘TDN Rising Stars’ Mind Out and Intrepid Heart.

2018 stars include Beholder Mile (G1), La Brea S. (G1), and Clement L. Hirsch S. (G1) winner Unique Bella (Champion Older Dirt Female); Starlet S. (G1) winner Chasing YesterdayGazelle S. (G2) winner My Miss Lilly; Hutcheson S. (G3) winner Madison’s Luna; Hardarcre Mile (G2) winner Conquest Big E; Muniz Memorial (G2) winner Synchrony; and ‘TDN Rising Stars’ Coliseum, Cornacchia, Dream Maker, Gun It, Nitrous, Rugbyman, and Winter Sunset

In 2017, sire of Belmont S. (G1) winner Tapwrit; Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1) winner Cupid; Del Mar Oaks (G1) winner Dream Dancing; and ‘TDN Rising Stars’ Anonymity, Dream Pauline, Marconi, Mask, New York Central, Principe Guilherme, and Souper Tapit

No. 1 general sire in 2016 with record $19.9 million in progeny earnings, 36 graded stakes horses, 15 graded stakes winners, and standout runners including Met Mile (G1) and Whitney S. (G1) winner Frosted; Belmont S. (G1) winner Creator; dead-heat Spinaway S. (G1) winners Pretty City Dancer and Sweet Loretta; leading turf filly and Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1) winner Time and Motion; Holy Bull S. (G2) winner Mohaymen; and UAE Derby (G2) winner and classic-placed Lani


Sales Results:

At the 2024 Keeneland January Horses of All Age Sale, Bridewood Cat sold in-foal to Tapit for $750,000 – fourth most expensive of the sale and Tapit daughter Sebago Lake brought the fifth highest price at $700,000.

2023 yearlings have sold for up to $1.3 million, including the third most expensive filly at Keeneland September and most expensive filly of the third session of that sale.

2022 yearlings sold for up to $1.1 million, including a filly session topper at Keeneland September. A mare in foal to Tapit topped the 2022 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

2022 juveniles sold for up to $1.7 million, including a session topper at the OBS Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds.

2021 yearlings sold up to $1.3 million; $2.3 million and $1.2 million daughters at the 2021 Keeneland November Sale;  $2,000,000 Book 1 sale topper at 2020 Keeneland September; $1.25M Day 1 session topper at 2020 Keeneland September.; $2.5 million yearling session topper in Book 1 at 2019 Keeneland September; $1 million session topper at 2019 F-T Saratoga Sale; 2019 2-year-olds sold up to $2 million; 2018 yearlings sold up to $1.4 million; 2018 in-foal mares brought up to $4.4 million and averaged $1,358,333


23% blacktype horses, 161 stakes winners, 102 graded stakes winners, 31 Grade 1 winners, nine champions, seven Breeders’ Cup champions, an all-time leading four Belmont Stakes (G1) winners, and over $203 million in progeny earnings.

Book limited to 125 mares

Race Results

222 (1)00$79,800
341 (1)00$477,500
Totals63 (2)00$557,300
Won at 2

Laurel Futurity (G3), Laurel Park, 1 1/16 miles, by 4¾, defeating Polish Rifle, Ghost Mountain, etc.

A maiden special weight race, Delaware Park, 1 mile, by 7¾, defeating Fancatstik, Mighty Roar, etc.

Won at 3

Wood Memorial (G1), Aqueduct, 1⅛ miles, defeating Master David, Eddington, Swingforthefences, Royal Assault, Value Plus, Consecrate, Sinister G, etc.

Pedigree Tree for Tapit

2001 gr/ro
16.0½ hands


Tap Your Heels

A.P. Indy



Ruby Slippers

Seattle Slew

Weekend Surprise

Mr. Prospector



Gana Facil


Moon Glitter

Pedigree Analysis for Tapit

The record-breaking champion sire of 2014, 2015, and 2016, Tapit is the dominant sire of his era. With his best-bred horses still to run, he has already sired a champion 2-year-old colt, a champion 2-year-old filly, a champion 3-year-old filly, and three Belmont Stakes (G1) winners.

Tapit has enjoyed remarkable success with mares carrying Storm Cat, who appears in 16 of his stakes winners – 12 graded and four Grade 1. This includes Grade 1 winners out of mares by Hennessy, Bluegrass Cat, Sir Cat, and Tabasco Cat and graded winners from daughters of Forestry, Giant’s Causeway, Harlan’s Holiday, and Menifee. Deputy Minister daughters have supplied the dams of Tapit Grade 1 winners Frosted and Tapizar, and Tapit also has a graded winner out of a mare by Graeme Hall, a son of the Deputy Minister horse Dehere.

From daughters of Sadler’s Wells’ son El Prado, Tapit has sired two stakes winners, including Grade 1 winner Laragh, and also has a stakes winner out of a mare by El Prado’s son Medaglia d’Oro. Out of mares from the Danzig line, Tapit has a trio of stakes winners, and the cross with mares by War Front would be an appealing combination. Out of mares descending from Icecapade – a three-quarter relative to Northern Dancer – Tapit has a Grade 1 winner out of a Wild Again mare and stakes winners out of mares by Phone Trick and Wild Rush.

Tapit has been successful with some specific branches of Mr. Prospector, notably Gone West, including through Mr. Greeley and Grand Slam; Forty Niner, including through Distorted Humor and Editor’s Note, both broodmare sires of Tapit Grade 1 winners; Carson City and Cryptoclearance, both also Grade 1-producing crosses; Woodman; Unbridled’s Song, broodmare sire of Tapit’s champion daughter Unique Bella; and Smoke Glacken and his sire Two Punch.

Tapit’s third dam is a sister to the influential sire Relaunch, and Tapit has six stakes winners out of mares carrying Relaunch, who can be sourced through Honour and Glory and Tiznow. From the Valid Appeal branch of In Reality, Tapit has two stakes winners including classic winner Tapwrit (out of a mare by Successful Appeal.)

Tapit has a Grade 1-placed stakes winner out of a mare by Cherokee Run, a son of the Blushing Groom horse Runaway Groom, and he has graded stakes winners out of mares by other Blushing Groom-line stallions Orientate, Rahy, and Shy Tom. Out of Caro-line mares, Tapit has stakes winners from daughters of Cozzene, In Excess, and Indian Charlie. From the Halo line he has Grade 2 winners out of More Than Ready and Sunday Silence mares. Tapit has classic winner Tonalist out of a mare by Pleasant Colony; classic winner Creator out of a mare by a son of Private Account; and a Grade 1 winner out of a mare by Concern, who is by Broad Brush, who also sired Include. Tapit’s champion daughter Untapable is out of a mare from the Kris S. branch of Roberto.

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222 (1)00$79,800
341 (1)00$477,500
Totals63 (2)00$557,300
Won at 2

Laurel Futurity (G3), Laurel Park, 1 1/16 miles, by 4¾, defeating Polish Rifle, Ghost Mountain, etc.

A maiden special weight race, Delaware Park, 1 mile, by 7¾, defeating Fancatstik, Mighty Roar, etc.

Won at 3

Wood Memorial (G1), Aqueduct, 1⅛ miles, defeating Master David, Eddington, Swingforthefences, Royal Assault, Value Plus, Consecrate, Sinister G, etc.


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