TAPIT Influence Felt Far and Wide on Road to Kentucky Derby

Already known as an exceptional sire, TAPIT is also quickly becoming a premier broodmare sire with that on full display last weekend after a TAPIT broodmare sire exacta in the Louisiana Derby (G2).

This is far from the first time TAPIT has starred in the role of broodmare sire to the stars. In addition to being among the top stallions on the General Sires list every year with three championships to his name, the stallion had the most stakes winners of any North American-based broodmare sire last year with 26. He also led by number of Grade 1 winners in 2020, and number of graded stakes winners in 2019.

TAPIT saw his first foals as a broodmare sire hit the track in 2013 and since that first runner, 840 have won around the world with 84 stakes winners and 169 stakes performers. That group has proven to be incredibly versatile with stakes winners coming from 5 Β½ furlongs to two miles on dirt and turf.

The broodmare sire of 11 Grade 1 winners and 28 Grade 1 performers in six countries, TAPIT has stepped it up to an even higher level in 2023.

As of March 29, the stallion leads all Northern Hemisphere broodmare sires by number of graded stakes winners with five, graded stakes performers with 10, and stakes performers overall with 20 – eight of those winning at the stakes level.

Among the most successful of his daughters’ runners in 2023 are four 3-year-olds inside the top 20 on the Road to the Kentucky Derby with four others currently named as active point earners on the leaderboard.

Continuing to show that he is in rarified air, he is one of only two stallions going into the final weeks of Derby preps who is the sire of at least one horse in the top 20 in addition to being the broodmare sire of another in that group.

The only other horse who joins TAPIT in that accomplishment is Uncle Mo – whose sole top 20 horse is out of a TAPIT daughter in Kingsbarns. Kingsbarns was the winner of the aforementioned Louisiana Derby, where TAPIT was also the damsire of the second placed Disarm.

Disarm joins Red Route One as Gun Runner colts out of TAPIT mares inside the top 20 with two-point earner Il Miracolo also bred on the same cross. Rounding out the four out of TAPIT mares in the top 20 is Into Mischief colt Rocket Can.

If TAPIT has runners both as a sire and broodmare sire in this year’s Kentucky Derby, it will be the third consecutive year he’s pulled off the feat.

In 2022 he was the sire of Charge It and broodmare sire of Happy Jack while in 2021 his Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Essential Quality was joined by Soup and Sandwich – a son of his two-time winner Souper Scoop.

One of the best sires this century, TAPIT has sired runners in 11 straight Kentucky Derbys in addition to an all-time record four Belmont Stakes (G1) winners. TAPIT is also the grandsire of 2020 Belmont Stakes winner Tiz The Law, who is by his son Constitution.