Tyson again dominated at Woodbine on Saturday when the TAPIT son added the Seagram Cup (G2) to his resume for a second straight stakes victory.
Racing straight to the lead in the 1 1/16 mile synthetic race, he was quickly clear of the field but that was soon to change. A keen Carrothers made a move to pressure the 4-year-old and was within a head of the eventual winner down the backstretch before sticking his nose in front.
Going into the final furlong, Tyson was done with the game and put his rival away before pulling away for a three-length victory.
Bred and raced by Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings and Stretch Run Ventures, Tyson is the winner of four of five races with his only loss coming when third in the Eclipse Stakes (G3) in his third career start for trainer Josie Carroll.
Tyson comes from one of the best families in the stud book as the first runner out of the winning Smart Strike mare Honouring.
A half-sister to Grade 1 winner Streaming and stakes winners Treasuring and Cascading, Honouring is also a half-sister to stakes performers Distracting and Gifting. The family is also full of stakes producers with five of Better Than Honour daughter Teeming’s daughters producing at least one stakes performer.
TAPIT has had a lot of success with this family with stakes performers by stallion under Tyson’s first two dams including Grade 2 winner Greatest Honour and stakes performers Sweet as Pie and Soaring. Honouring’s TAPIT half-sister is also the dam of this year’s Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Arcangelo.
TAPIT is the sire of eight stakes winners and 14 stakes performers this year, led by the Grade 1 winning Tapit Trice. Tyson is one of five stakes winners for TAPIT this month alone, also winning the Dominion Day Stakes (G3) on July 1 as well.