Breeders' Cup Champion, Sire of a Champion
A leading miler by Tapit, no other fourth-crop sire had more graded stakes winners in 2019. Sire of Champion 3-year-old Filly Monomoy Girl, sensational winner of the Kentucky Oaks (G1) and Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1).
America’s leading third-crop sire in 2018; Leading fourth-crop sire by graded stakes winners in 2019
Breeders’ Cup-winning miler by Tapit from the family of Tapit’s champion filly Untapable
Displayed brilliant miler speed throughout his racing career, breaking his maiden by 10½ lengths as a 2-year-old, wiring the Sham Stakes (G3) by 4¼ lengths at 3, and running away with the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) by 2¼ lengths at 4
Sire of Kentucky Oaks (G1) and Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) winner Monomoy Girl (Champion 3-year-old Filly), who also won the Acorn S. (G1), Ashland S. (G1), CCA Oaks (G1), and Rachel Alexandra S. (G2); Jeltrin, winner of the Davona Dale S. (G2) and Cathryn Sophia Stakes; 3x stakes winner Amalfi Coast, winner of the Bessarabian S. (G2) and Sovereign Award finalist; Honey Bunny, winner of the Winning Colors S. (G3); Solidify, winner of the Grey S. (G3) at 2; TDN Rising Stars Mr. Crow (109 Beyer), 2nd in the Vosburgh Stakes (G1); American Pastime (105 Beyer, runner-up in Grade 3 Gallant Bob S.), and Lasting Legacy, winner of the Mr. Prospector S. (Listed) (97 Beyer) and runner-up in the Mr. Prospector S. (G3); California Oaks winner Tap It All; Iowa Derby winner Top Line Growth;
Sale Results: 2019 yearlings sold up to $150,000; 2018 yearlings sold up to $140,000; 2018 2-year-olds sold up to $155,000; 2017 2-year-olds sold up to $250,000; 2017 yearlings sold up to $175,000
Lifetime: 195 winners, 22 stakes horses, ten stakes winners, 14 graded stakes horses, over $17 million in progeny earnings
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A maiden special weight race, Churchill Downs, 1 1/16 miles, by 10½, defeating Zoebear, Adulare, Grind, etc.
Sham S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 miles, 1:40.38, by 4¼, defeating Clubhouse Ride, Anthony’s Cross, Uncle Sam, etc.
An allowance race, Belmont Park, 7 furlongs, 1:21.20, by 2¼, defeating Uptowncharlybrown, Boys At Tosconova, etc.
Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1), Santa Anita, 1 mile, by 2¼, defeating Rail Trip, Delegation, Jersey Town, Emcee, Shackleford, Fed Biz, etc.
San Fernando S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 miles, by 3½, defeating Balladry, Prayer for Relief, Riveting Reason, etc.
West Virginia Governor’s S., Mountaineer, 1 1/16 miles, by 4½, defeating Headache, Colizeo, Populist Politics, etc.
Razorback H. (G3), Oaklawn Park, 1 1/16 miles, to Alternation, defeating Color Me Blue, Shraded Edge, It Happened Again, Win Willy.
By Alan Porter
A spectacular winner of the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1), Tapizar is one of the best sons of the remarkable sire Tapit. The leading third-crop sire of 2018, Tapizar has sired sensational five-time Grade 1 winner Monomoy Girl, graded stakes-winning juvenile Solidify, stakes winners Tap It All and Tip Tap Tapizar, and graded-placed American Pastime, Mr. Crow, and Zartera.
Tapizar’s offspring will be free of Northern Dancer for four generations on the sire’s side of the pedigree, and Tapit has crossed well with a number of branches of that line. Monomoy Girl is out of a mare by Henny Hughes (by Hennessy) and Tip Tap Tapizar is out of a mare by Hennessy’s sire Storm Cat; Tapit has been exceptional over Storm Cat-line mares, getting 12 graded winners on the cross. Virtually any branch of that sire line would appeal here.
Tapit has two stakes winners, including Grade 1 winner Laragh, from daughters of El Prado, and a stakes winner out of a mare by that horse’s son Medaglia d’Oro, which also suggests daughters of Artie Schiller and Kitten’s Joy. Tapit has three stakes winners out of mares from Northern Dancer’s Danzig line, and Danzig son War Front could be intriguing here, duplicating Tapit’s dam and her three-quarter brother Rubiano.
Certain Mr. Prospector branches have proved to be very effective under Tapit. He has a Grade 1 winner out of a mare by Mr. Greeley, who is by Gone West, and a graded winner out of a mare by that horse’s son Grand Slam, which would also suggest daughters of Speightstown. Tapit has crossed very well with Forty Niner, producing Grade 1 winners from daughters of Distorted Humor and Editor’s Note. He’s also had Grade 1 winners out of mares by Carson City – whose son Cuvee is from a family that has been exceptional with Tapit and who would also be good through City Zip – and Cryptoclearance (grandsire of Candy Ride). Cryptoclearance is from the Fappiano line, which could also work through Quiet American and Rubiano. Among other Mr. Prospector branches that have succeeded with Tapit are Smoke Glacken, his sire Two Punch, and Woodman.
Tapit is from a noted stallion-producing family that also includes Relaunch, a brother to Tapit’s third dam. Tapit not only has a stakes winner out of a Relaunch mare but also from mares by Relaunch-line stallions Bertrando and Honour and Glory, which suggests daughters of Tiznow.
Tapizar has Grade 3 winner Solidify out of a mare by Cherokee Run, a son of the Blushing Groom horse Runaway Groom, as well as graded stakes winners out of mares by other Blushing Groom-line stallions Orientate, Rahy, and Shy Tom. Out of Caro-line mares he has stakes winners from daughters of Cozzene, In Excess, and Indian Charlie. From the Halo line there are Grade 2 winners out of mares by More Than Ready and Sunday Silence. 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, also sire of Include. Tapit’s champion daughter Untapable is out of a mare from the Kris S. branch of Roberto.
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