TAPIT Colt Brings $1.2 Million at OBS March

TAPIT Had Second Highest Median and Average

A TAPIT juvenile was the third most expensive colt at the OBS March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale this week when West Point Thoroughbreds and D J Stable went to $1.2 million to purchase Sandman.

“He’s the kind that we look for. We figured he’d bring a lot of money, but I think he’s got plenty of upside,” West Point’s Terry Finley told Thoroughbred Daily News. “Obviously, we have a soft spot for TAPIT.”

Galloping during the Under Tack show, the Tom McCrocklin offering was part of the Lothenbach Stables Dispersal at the sale and topped the first session. Out of three-time winner Distorted Music, the colt is a half-brother to Grade 3 winner She Can’t Sing.

Distorted Music is one of four winners out of Music Room, whose other winners include Grade 3-placed Zinzay. Zinzay produced stakes winner and Grade 1-placed Moon Over Miami.

The page also includes Grade 1 winners Music Note, Mystic Guide, and Musical Chimes.

Sandman is bred on the same TAPIT x Distorted Humor cross as dual Grade 1 winner Constitution and five other stakes performers from 25 runners.

Mitsu Nakauchida went to $600,000 to purchase a TAPIT colt out of L’Age d’Or from S G V Thoroughbreds during the second session.

Bred by Newstead Corp, the colt is the third out of a Medaglia d’Oro half-sister to dual Grade 1 winner Vekoma. L’Age d’Or is also out of Grade 1 winner Mona de Momma, who is one of four stakes performers out of Society Gal. This family also includes champion Street Sense, Grade 1 winner Paradise Woods, and successful sire Mr. Greeley.

The colt is bred on the same cross as Grade 3 winners Coinage and Tap It To Win among seven stakes performers from 27 runners.

TAPIT had the second highest average and median of any stallion with two or more sold at the sale with both sitting at $900,000.