Tapit filly brings $1.3 million at Keeneland April Sale

Filly is Tapit's second seven-figure 2YO of 2019

Mathea Kelley

Tapit was represented by his second seven-figure 2-year-old of 2019 when his daughter out of the G1-winning Artie Schiller mare My Conquestadory brought $1.3 million at the Keeneland April sale April 9.

Consigned by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent, she was bought by C. Schumer, agent, for Saudi Arabia’s HRH Prince Sultan Bin Mishal Al Saud. In addition to her G1-winning dam, the filly was in high demand due to the fact she is a full sister to G1 Kentucky Derby hopeful Bourbon War.

“(She is a) tremendous physical (specimen),” Schumer told The Blood-Horse. “I thought she had a superb breeze, her gallop out was really strong. Obviously the full brother (Bourbon War) makes a big difference. She’s by one of the leading sires of all time. It’s a massive pedigree. It’s not an unexpected number. I don’t think she requires that much studying, she’s a pretty obvious choice. She’s the goods.”

Chris Baccari previously bought the filly for $775,000 from Bedouin Bloodstock at the 2017 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. She was bred in Kentucky by SF Bloodstock.

During the April 8 preview show, held over a muddy track at Keeneland, the filly was one of three juveniles to breeze an eighth-mile in the fastest time of :10.

Tapit is the sire of 25 Grade 1 winners, seven champions, five Breeders’ Cup winners, and currently has $139.7 million in progeny earnings. He stands for $225,000 at Gainesway.